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@chaser324: good point. It definitely benefit from a corollary "...not including Activision Blizzard." The presence/absence of Overwatch does make it a different beast.

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The free games (and deals) with Gold have been good, and I can't count how many times I see something free on PSN that I got a while back on XB Gold.

That said, the performance of the OS and the hardware just decayed so frustratingly fast in the lifecycle. Lots of lag, it has to think about things you tell it to do, such a hassle. I have to physically push down on the disc drive to get it to read discs, which is borderline unacceptable since it's just a DRM measure anyway.

And good lord, the dashboard layout. Ugh.

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I am not sure I liked this movie, but all the positives people are saying make me want to watch it again and reconsider.

I wonder if Jyn and Cassian are more interesting, engaging characters in the version before the reshoots?

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Good post Sammo. I'm puzzling over the last statement—it sounds like you might not know Doom has a multiplayer component (unless I'm misunderstanding). You should try it—it's surprisingly good! They just added bots, too.

It's pretty low investment and it evokes that grungy "LAN party" feel of yesteryear. And occasionally you turn into a demon and rip a guy's legs off, so that's nice.

What I like about it is although TitanFall 2 and Overwatch are extraordinary multiplayer experiences, they are HIGHLY rage-quittable for me. When you lose a match in Doom, enemies get to do silly taunts on the score screen and I chuckle and move on.

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Apparently Toad goes a little faster than Mario, which can be crucial for getting to that checkpoint (+10 coins I think) first in Toad Rally. Link up that Nintendo account, yo.

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Oh wow. I knew MM2 was well loved (definitely the one I'm most familiar with) but didn't know it was that far above 3. Doesn't 3 introduce Rush and the slide mechanic? I *still* think of it as "that new shit" in my brain.

Just bought the Legacy Collection for $6 and can't wait to get to the bottom of this contentious subject....

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Which gun makes it so I don't die repeatedly to enemy snipers lying prone in the opposing starting point?

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I'm a little late here but...

They've taken huge risks in the setting for the last 2 Battlefield games, in my opinion. Granted, BF1 is a lot like BF4 in practice, but setting something in WWI risked scaring off a ton of potential players, especially young ones whose power fantasy is more "machine guns and oscar mikes" at the expense of less-explored territory.

It will probably never happen, but I'd love for them to keep going back and take a stab at huge-scale medieval combat... like Chivalry or For Honor. I know that makes it not so much a shooter, but I'm totally down with that.

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Dissenting opinion time!

I can see how some people didn't care for or about BF4's Commander Mode, but I found the whole thing fascinating. (Disclosure: This was my first Battlefield, and it was on PS4, and my Commander Mode took place on the iPad.) I'm bummed that it's gone, but Squad leader stuff is an okay replacement.

Here's what I liked about BF4's Commander Mode:

  • I was a little shocked at how well the iPad version integrated with the main game. The fact that I could switch between different squad channels and communicate with them directly was an awesome use of a fairly limited mobile app. I do not know of any precedent for something like that which actually worked well.
  • Establishing a working back-and-forth with squads via positive reinforcement just gave me tingles.
  • Knowing there was an enemy commander gave me the "Oh hell naw it's ON" feeling like nothing else. It was the closest thing to playing StarCraft with real players operating all the units.
  • I used this time to get in shape via treadmill while participating in a game I was obsessing over. I was in a point in my life where I'd decided to lose weight and get my cardio right. Why not play (sort of) my current shooter of choice while doing so? Ultimately I lost 30 lbs. playing this and Hearthstone and then moved on to longer distance running. I know that's not relevant to the features per se, but the circumstances fell together nicely and definitely influenced my experience in a unique way.
  • If you had 12-year-old xxSmokedogg420xx snipers on your team just plinking away and refusing sensible capture/defend orders, you could drop a supply crate on them and kill them and they would die. I reserved this for the most staunchly anti-teamwork members, but y'know... war is hell, man.