For real though, are quick looks etc. just gone? Is the only video game stuff going to be Borne to Run, Guilty Treasures and UPF?
Awww... If Quick Looks are gone then im gone. i was already declining in the premium interest - i didnt want to watch Alex drum or Jeff in his garage... UPF was always very hit or miss. i came on Gamespot days for their reviews, came to GB with them, loved the Whiskey Media stuff, loved QuickLooks and podcast. Haven't loved all the cast rotating in (some were hit, some were miss). And now I think if Quick Looks are gone im glad Im not premium member any more.... Sad. But most of my favorite cast are gone, they arent even all in the same state (human interaction was HUGE for their dynamic). Its end of an era for sure. ill keep on watching on YouTube if a QuickLook comes out. but otherwise im done I guess. Im not really all that interested in following Brad and Vinnie either as I dont think they are in person or ever will be, and i dont want to watch long plays and Demon Souls runs anymore. i miss the guys sitting around talking about games. The Twitch style online group thing holds ZERO appeal to me. Tried to watch Dan stream from home with his gig and thought it was garbage.
Ive found a couple of other game groups on YouTube now, and i might just start playing games more than watching about them ha-ha! :) Got my PSVR out and Im having a freaking hoot!
@facelessvixen: Cool, I try to buy most systems eventually, (when I've had the money), but Xbox and 360 came out while i was in college, so i had the Sony and Nintendo consoles, but missed Microsoft - I did have PC though so many of the games I still got to play; (Gears, Halo, Viva Pinata). But I still missed a bunch; luckily the Xbox One seems to play most older games you'd want though, so i actually have been buying some old Xbox/360 games to play. I just got Crimson Skies and Crackdown (then they made it a free download doh!). And then the Halo collection, Gears collection and Rare Replay opened a bunch of my "to play" list.
Limited Run Games just announced the last Vita games they will be making, (like Guacamelee), since Sony stopped blank Vita carts production. I was tempted to "collect" a few of the last titles to own them, but then saw they are all $30, and i have a lot of the games announced digitally already... So again I made myself not do it.
Only problem with even physical media now -- most of the time these days, day 1, the whole game isn't on the disc anymore. So for older systems its still awesome to have disc/cartridge, but i worry about this generation onward. Spryo's collection for example, you had to download most of that content! Its almost like this generation on you will just have the box on your shelf...
@fisk0: 100%, Ive bought something i was on the fence about because i knew in a month or two the "collectors market" would make it too expensive to buy if i waited. Ive been burned because of waiting too long too :)
My Dad did started collecting cassettes back in the day, (nothing specific, just any tape), he was like the last guy i knew who had a cassette player in his mini-van. i was always like "just get a CD player, its like $100!". but he held on, got this big cassette collection. Then the car broke down, he got a new one (with CD player obviously), and had all these cassettes he couldn't play anywhere anymore and no one would buy. he was like "i should have just got a CD player back then huh?" ha-ha
Ive been trying to get better with movies. I have probably 3000+ DVD/Blu-Rays in boxes, but with the move i gave a lot way.
Id always justify it because going to a movie is like $15, and renting is like $5 anyway, so why not just BUY the movie when its on sale for $10 (and they all go on sale for $10 eventually).
But just this week I saw a few movies on sale at best Buy for $10, i had all 3 of them in my cart, and then said "no, go to red box instead!". I went to red box instead, rented all 3 for $4 (had a coupon), and i liked all three movies but would not want to watch them again. Saved space and $26! Sales are hard to pass up. Id say its an addiction at times.
Agreed, i think Microsoft bought all of those studios for a reason - on one hand is that if Google Stadia and all that streaming hullabaloo fizzle out - you need exclusives in "the console war", and they need them badly. But if as you say, streaming takes off, they have the server farms for the infrastructure to compete, they can step back from hardware and just get their money renting out bandwidth, (I'm sure there's a better word), to stream for other platform holders, and they can pump out some of their own games on these services -- i think they'd be happy there too. You have to remember that MS can fall back onto other things - as gaming is a very small fraction of their company, where as the games division is really the only profitable thing the entire Sony corp has going for it.
If you look at their hardware sales, compared to Sony and Nintendo, Microsoft has never really sold that many consoles, (at their peak their best selling console by far was 360 which was basically dead even in sales with PS3 which was Sony's worst selling by far). Id think Windows has always been the better $$ platform for them.
So like Epic's model: here use our Engine for $$, and we have this store front for extra $$, and we are just pulling in cash when one of our own games like Fornite hits big - they dont need a console of their own.
The only issue with Game Pass itself coming to other consoles - not so much Switch since Switch cant run real "next gen games" anyway, and factually Nintendos game sales (their top 20) are always their own first party games - there isnt a lot of direct competition, and nintendo would get a cut streamign these next gen games their system cant play itself. But thats very different with Sony and PS4/PS5 will be making A LOT of money selling the consumers those 3rd party games; there are a lot of 3rd party games in Sony's top 20 selling games. If those same games are on Game Pass why would you buy them physically on Sony's console? They dont make money off selling a console, they make money off of the % they get for software sold. That's not to say there arent service competitors on the PS4 right now - you can do Spotify, or buy a movie on Amazon still instead of the PS Store. So who knows.
Either way MS will either have to give Sony a huge cut for the sales if GP appears on their platform, or Sony just wont allow it. Id tend to think it wont happen though, because besides physical 3rd party sales dropping off (which is where the $ comes from), Sony has PSNow, they arent going to put Sony games on Gamepsss for Microsoft; do they want direct competition with PSNow from GamePass? They could try to stack PSNow with tons of PS exclusives I guess that Game Pass cant get to make it more attractive? But getting their OWN streaming service going is kind of the point of them partnering with MS in the first place, to rent Microsoft's server farms to be able to stream their own stuff better. Would you see PSNow on an Xbox then possibly?
Its an interesting time to see these weird partnerships flourish, and new contenders rising from the shadows!! :)
That seems like a dumb waste of resources. It's a FPS game, you won't see more than the arms of the character. What's the point of full customization? Are they going to make the cutscenes in third person?
I see now that these posts were before E3 -- so people may have missed - whole game is co-op. You will see your buddies.
Wii U is 5 years old at this point. When the Switch is released, it'll be 5 and a half years old. The Wii was 6 years old when it was replaced. This is dead-on on schedule for Nintendo release schedule. If you're feeling burnt on the Wii U, it's not because it isn't old enough, it's because the catalog of games was lackluster.
I 100% agree on the lackluster games; but we cant ignore the short lifecycle. You are too generous with the 5 - 5 1/2 year thing. It came out in Nov 2012. So its not even 4 years old yet (nov 2012 - oct 2016). And its already officially dead with zero more games announced after Paper Mario that I know of. No "its dead when Switch comes out", its dead now. So less than 4 years. That's nuts. Its really been dead a year already, (With Pikmin 2 and Zelda bumped - unless you love Paper Mario, and the Animal Crossing board game). Yeah they really only supported that thing for 2-3 YEARS tops. I feel that's justified to be angry about.