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  • Over a year after release, Gran Turismo 6 finally gets B-Spec mode

  • Big-Boss 26/02/2015

    Didn't both GT4 and 5 have this at launch? Why the delay? Sony need to slap Yamauchi around the ears and tell him to focus. Last I heard he was planning on including upscaled PS3 AND PS2 cars in GT7. That alone is reason enough for me to skip the next game.

    What is wrong with the guy? Forza, for all the things it got wrong with the fifth entry, it at least gave us current gen models for their cars. I wouldn't tolerate PS3 cars in a PS4 game, but the fact PD are still going to use PS2 cars is taking the absolute piss and no one can defend that.
    Reply +23
  • Top factor driving PS4 purchases is "better resolution" - survey

  • Big-Boss 26/02/2015

    @crackerjack245

    You might not have enjoyed Gears of War but to say it's the worst game you've played in 10 years is going overboard don't you think? It might not be everyone's cup of tea (I personally love it), but there are far, far worse games out there.
    Reply +2
  • Big-Boss 26/02/2015

    Interesting survey though it doesn't really give us the full picture. Brand royalty being the top reason to buy an Xbone is pretty sad though. Those defending it should take note that brand loyalty wasn't a top 5 reason for buying either the PS4 or Wii U. Reply +11
  • Face-Off: Resident Evil Revelations 2

  • Big-Boss 25/02/2015

    @Dantonir

    You'd think that, but I can't remember the last time, if ever, that EG used the tagline "PS4 trumps the Xbox One." This isn't the first time they've celebrated the Xbone one-upping the PS4 version though; they did it with CoD: Advanced Warfare:

    "Xbox One campaign gameplay runs more smoothly than PlayStation 4."

    And Strider as well:

    "Xbox won?"
    Reply +40
  • Big-Boss 25/02/2015

    Poor showing from Capcom. Considering the PS4 and Xbone are so similar there's no reason why the two versions aren't on par. I don't expect them to issue a patch either because....well it's Capcom.

    The game is so last-gen and basic looking - essentially a port - so they have no excuse other than they couldn't be bothered to optimise the game for all platforms. They even screwed over PC owners by giving some bullshit excuse as to why they don't have a local co-op mode. Says it all really.
    Reply +44
  • Sony still committed to DriveClub PlayStation Plus Edition launch "as quickly as possible"

  • Big-Boss 24/02/2015

    @A_FAN

    Only it isn't. The only Sony published PS4 exclusives to score less than 70 on Metacritic are Knack and The Order. You're not seriously suggesting that a score of 7+ means a game "doesn't play that great" are you?
    Reply +1
  • Big-Boss 24/02/2015

    This is absolutely poor from Sony. The game has been out four months now and the server issues have been fixed since Christmas at the very least as that's when I received my copy. I've not had a single disconnect from the servers since playing the game. The Plus version should have been released by now and there's no excuse from Sony as to why it isn't.

    Those still waiting for it are probably better off just picking up the full game as it's £15 pre-owned most places. When, or rather if, Sony still release the Plus version they should give away the full game. Nobody will be interested in a DC: Prologue when the full game has been out for months and is dirt cheap.
    Reply +9
  • Gameplay of cancelled Legacy of Kain: Dead Sun leaks

  • Big-Boss 23/02/2015

    @CaptainTrips

    I was quite young at the time so never really noticed that, but now that you mention it you're right, the game did indeed have no load times outside of the initial load. A huge achievement considering the limitations of the hardware like you say. It looked pretty spectacular for its time too.
    Reply +1
  • Big-Boss 23/02/2015

    @Frosty840

    Agreed, it would be difficult to build a proper remake without the original voice actors. I don't think the age would be too great a factor, but considering the actor for The Elder God has died it would be difficult to replace someone so iconic.
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  • Big-Boss 23/02/2015

    Legacy of Kain: Soul Reaver remains the best in the franchise and one of my favourite games of all time. It had outstanding voice acting, rivalling that of Metal Gear Solid and the world was HUGE considering the time and hardware on which it was released on.

    I really do hope Square Enix drop their obsession with CoD-like sales numbers and focus on making a product that will sell based on quality. I would love a full blown remake of the original Soul Reaver. The world would come alive with the power they have available.
    Reply +24
  • PS4 exclusive The Order: 1886 number one in UK chart

  • Big-Boss 23/02/2015

    I played The Order at a mate's place and graphically it's easily the best looking game so far this gen. The gameplay itself isn't that bad but the poor enemy AI, linear level design, frequent breaks in gameplay and QTEs bring the whole game down. Based on the few chapters I've played I agree with the average reviews.

    It's an experience rather than a game but right now it just costs far too much. My mate finished it in around six and a half hours within two days and managed to earn the Platinum Trophy in the process. The story seems interesting enough based on what I played though so I'll probably blast through it when it drops to £20 or so in the future.
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  • Dead or Alive 5 Last Round launches with plenty of issues

  • Big-Boss 20/02/2015

    Another nail in the "digital future" coffin. Reply +8
  • The Order: 1886 review

  • Big-Boss 19/02/2015

    No surprise but I don't know why people are saying they'll rent it, no one offers rentals on current gen games right now AFAIK. Unless I can find this dirt cheap and fancy some mindless fun I'll pick it up, otherwise it'll more than likely be forgotten about when there are so many other good games coming out this year.

    This should have been a launch title like Ryse. It shows what the system is capable of but beyond that offers nothing we haven't seen before. A missed opportunity for Ready at Dawn considering how good a job they did on the PSP GoW games. Sony have yet to deliver a standout exclusive for the PS4 so it looks like Bloodborne will be under a lot of pressure. Unfortunately I'm not interested in that game so Sony need to have more than Uncharted 4 this year to keep me entertained.
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  • Super Stardust Ultra review

  • Big-Boss 18/02/2015

    @ncBadrock

    Agreed. EG tells us to read the review to get the information we need. The problem is that not everyone has time to read absolutely every single review and a score is a good way of determining whether a review is worth reading or not. Secondly, EG's reviews aren't the best and generally lack crucial information most of the time, so even reading their reviews doesn't always provide the right answers. Lose-lose situation for the reader.
    Reply -7
  • Big-Boss 18/02/2015

    @vert1go

    I agree. I think it's only a matter of time before EG review their review policies again. It's massively flawed.
    Reply -2
  • Big-Boss 18/02/2015

    @Darren

    Only games EG score 8-9/10 (EG are still dishing out scores but have replaced numbers with badges, regardless of what they say) get the recommended award. Anything below it doesn't, even though everyone would recommend this game to other gamers in a heartbeat, especially if they hadn't played previous versions. EG's new scoring system is very poor IMO and this isn't the first, or the last, time I criticise it.
    Reply -9
  • Ready at Dawn responds to concern over The Order: 1886 campaign length

  • Big-Boss 16/02/2015

    If this wasn't a platform exclusive title no one would care, and this thread would have less than half the comments it currently has. There is nothing wrong with short games as long as there is quality packed into that time. inFAMOUS: Second Son only took me around 7 hours to finish and I took my time with that. It was great fun to play and I didn't feel like it outlasted its welcome.

    If The Order is similar then I will pick it up as well. My only concern is that it's quite close to release yet most retailers aren't budging from their near £50 price tag. I'm not paying more than £30 so will read some reviews first and if I'm impressed will wait for a price drop.
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  • Eurogamer has dropped review scores

  • Big-Boss 11/02/2015

    @rauper

    All you've highlighted is how flawed this new system is. Are EG honestly saying that one single smartphone game comes recommended above all the ones mentioned in my post? Games that are full console games and were awarded the same score as Hitman Go?

    What's even more perplexing is that you scored Velocity 2X an 8/10 yet it doesn't carry the recommended badge. So you are now recommending lower scoring games like Hitman Go above higher scoring games like Velocity 2X. Do you now see why so many think this new system is stupid?
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  • Big-Boss 11/02/2015

    I've just gone through a few PS4/Xbone reviews from EG and not a single game scoring 7/10 got the "Recommended" badge from them. I really don't see how games like Killzone: SF, Infamous: SS or Forza 5 aren't considered recommended. Advanced Warfare, AC: Unity, Donkey Kong: TF, Resident Evil HD, Geometry Wars 3, Dead Rising 3 and LBP3 (all 7/10) didn't receive recommended badges either and those are very good games.

    Almost every game EG rated 8 or 9/10 earned the recommended badge - even the repetitive Destiny earned that badge which is shocking considering the games mentioned in the first paragraph were omitted completely based on EG's scores. Every 10/10 game received the "Essential" badge but that is the only one that makes sense.

    The lowest reviewed recent games I could find were SingStar Ultimate Party and Escape Dead Island which both scored 2/10 yet somehow managed to dodge the "Avoid" badge. So games basically have to score 1/10 to earn that unwanted accolade it seems.

    These findings already reveal some major flaws in EG's new rating system. Whether they want to admit it or not, they ARE switching to a four point scale and have just replaced numbers with badges.

    1/10 = Avoid
    2-7/10 = No badge (Huge gap between the scores)
    8-9/10 = Recommended
    10/10 = Essential

    That is pretty much how EG's new scoring system works based on my findings and I don't agree with it at all. The only games rated 8/10 or higher that didn't receive recommended badges are Battlefield 4 and Halo: MCC. Considering they both were or still are broken as hell EG would be absolutely mental to award them recommended badges. Minus these two exceptions their badges aren't hard to decipher at all.

    Considering how many quality games EG rated 7/10 will now not be highlighted with a badge, gamers will choose to ignore some classics. Yes we can read the review but I'm sorry, your written material has been pretty poor over the last 12-18 months and severely lacking in crucial information. Stop trying to sound clever and showing off your Journalism degree and focus on what the reader paying for the game wants to know most please.
    Reply +7
  • Big-Boss 10/02/2015

    Hmm I have mixed feelings on this. Whilst I'm happy to see the overall number scale go I just feel EG is replacing it with another meaningless four point scale of Essential, Recommended, Average and Avoid. Personally I would have preferred if EG scored different parts of a game a score out of 10 so a reader has a better idea of how the game appeals to them. No overall scores and no badges. As an example:

    CoD: Advanced Warfare -

    Single player - 5/10
    Multi-player - 9/10
    Sound - 7/10
    Graphics - 7/10

    That's just an example of course, but I feel awarding individual scores is better than awarding an overall score. I also think it's better than the scale EG has chosen to move to, as I previously mentioned, they are just aggregating their scores now as follows:

    1-4 (Avoid)
    5-7 (Average)
    8-9 (Recommended)
    10 (Essential)

    I also disagree with the following:

    Regularly updated reviews might seem like the answer to changing circumstances (and changing games), but we don't believe they're helpful to readers. So we will avoid updating our reviews unless there are extraordinary circumstances.
    Whilst I firmly believe that games should be complete experiences on day one, the complexity of development in the modern era means that this isn't always possible to achieve. A lot of developers do actually care about their games and work hard post launch to fix their titles. Rushed releases are the fault of the publisher yet the devs are often the ones blamed for the problems. EG in particular have been inconsistent with their review scores in that their reviewers will either mark down a game for being a buggy mess (Little Big Planet 3) or ignore these issues entirely and score the game on gameplay alone (Battlefield 4, Halo MCC).

    In the cases of LBP3 and DriveClub (the most recent games marked down for being broken) I feel re-reviews would be welcomed. A reader looking at your DC review today would think it's still unplayable online when the reality is that it has been fixed completely. A re-review, or even a short paragraph added under an UPDATE banner like you do with news stories would be helpful.

    The move away from Metacritic is welcomed though. As soon as it became a factor in whether developers got their royalties on a game it was an automatic negative.
    Reply +3
  • Mekazoo resembles a blend of Donkey Kong Country and Sonic

  • Big-Boss 11/02/2015

    Imitation is the greatest form of flattery. This looks like it'll be a great platformer, especially for people who don't own a Nintendo system. Reply +5
  • Destiny has more than 16 million registered users

  • Big-Boss 05/02/2015

    Clever wording, I'd imagine the actual ACTIVE users are less than half the quoted number. Three friends and I played this regularly before Christmas but have since sold our copies and moved on. Millions more have done the same no doubt. Reply +9
  • Performance Analysis: Battlefield Hardline beta

  • Big-Boss 05/02/2015

    I never thought I'd say this but having seen the beta first hand even Advanced Warfare looks better than this. It even has a more consistent frame-rate and 1080p resolution to boot (on PS4 and PC at least). Although I blame EA for that rather than Visceral.

    This is nothing more than a mod/expansion pack and the game does not resemble a cops and robbers scenario at all. Since when did 32 people try to rob a bank? And when were cops and robbers battling it out in an empty dessert where banks and other cash-rich businesses don't exist? No logic there at all. The Payday games do the cops and robbers thing far better. If those devs were given the same budget by EA they'd turn it into a powerhouse franchise.

    Sadly this will still sell in the bucket load because EA has slapped the BF label on it to shift copies. I feel sorry for Visceral. They were forced to turn their premier franchise Dead Space into a co-op dude bro festival with micro-transactions shoved in. Now they're being forced to use an outdated version of another developer's engine, to make another developer's spin-off franchise.
    Reply +27
  • Nintendo clarifies YouTube revenue share program, asks users to delete non-Nintendo videos

  • Big-Boss 05/02/2015

    Just when I thought Nintendo could not be any stupider and out of touch, they remind us just how stuck in the past and up their own arses they are. The Wii U sales are beyond poor - Tesco are getting rid of them for as little as £74 this week. If that was an MS or Sony console being cleared out after just two years on the market the obituaries would start being written.

    No one wants their console yet they are demanding money from people who are offering to give them some much needed exposure. If it wasn't for the few videos posted on YouTube about their games I would not have bought a Wii U. A lot of games websites, especially EG, kowtow when it comes to Nintendo games and I just do not trust them, so YouTube is my favoured outlet for unbiased information. They need to have a clear out of management and fast. Their stubbornness to grow and adapt will be their biggest downfall.
    Reply +1
  • Suikoden and Suikoden 2 out on PSN in Europe today

  • Big-Boss 04/02/2015

    @ViviIX

    Basically every single PAL PS1 game ran at a slow speed. This slowed both the game and audio down and made a huge difference. Fast paced games like fighters and racers suffered the most, but all games were compromised if I'm honest.

    PAL versions also had black borders on the top and bottom of the screen giving a horrible letterbox effect to games. Basically if you want to enjoy any PS1 game the way it was meant to be played then get the US NTSC version....Unless it's Suikoden 2 which others have kindly pointed out is a broken mess compared to the PAL version.
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  • Big-Boss 04/02/2015

    @Alestes

    Ah I didn't know that! Normally I have a rule where anything PS1 related is automatically bought from the US store as 99% of the time they are superior. Looks like this is the mighty rare 1% where Europeans actually get a better version.
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  • Big-Boss 04/02/2015

    @Mr-Writer

    No I disagree, Sony weren't right. They're painting everyone with the same brush and punishing the genuine buyers. They've lost a hell of a lot of money on the Vita. It's still not turning a profit for them and Sony themselves have admitted it is doing much worse than even they expected.

    The original DS and PSP were hacked sure, but look at the official software numbers. They both shifted a tonne of games. The same goes for the PS1, PS2 and Wii.

    Piracy has always existed in every single console gen, both home and handheld, but it has never stopped genuine gamers from going out and buying games. Like spandangled said it's just an excuse. Hackers rarely bother hacking a console no one has interest in anyway, so proprietary memory isn't helping Sony either way.
    Reply +4
  • Big-Boss 04/02/2015

    @Mr-Writer

    Funnily enough that's probably why it hasn't sold a lot. History tells us that the three best selling consoles of all time are the PS2, DS and Wii. All three were incredibly easy to soft mod and play pirated games on. That's not a coincidence.
    Reply +9
  • Big-Boss 04/02/2015

    @Mr-Writer

    I really don't see how locking a console to a single online account and proprietary memory prevents piracy. The original PS2 memory cards had the Magic Gate encryption yet the console can still be hacked very easily. The PS3 was hacked via USB eventually as well and that was touted as impenetrable.

    It's just Sony being stubborn if you ask me. Those memory card prices in particular are wallet raping. Forcing your customers to pay more for proprietary memory because you think they're thieves is not how you instill loyalty.
    Reply +16
  • Big-Boss 04/02/2015

    I'd recommend purchasing these from the US store to play the superior 60hz versions. Unless you're playing these on the Vita in which case you're out of luck. Still can't understand why the Vita is locked to a single PSN account.

    Edit: I didn't know that the US release was buggy and broken in places, so ignore what I said and buy the PAL release :)
    Reply +7
  • Rise of the Tomb Raider details emerge

  • Big-Boss 04/02/2015

    I loved Tomb Raider, even if it was an Uncharted clone with mild RPG elements. Look forward to picking up this sequel on PS4 in 2016. Reply +2
  • Huge PS4 sales boost Sony profits

  • Big-Boss 04/02/2015

    Considering Sony have stopped shipping the original PSP to most parts of the world, particularly the US and Europe, I'd imagine most of those sales are Vita ones. The handheld is still doing poorly though, especially if they have to lump the near non-existent PSP numbers with it.

    Regarding Sony's business outside of gaming they clearly need to do a lot better. When I was a kid growing up all my family around me automatically "went for a Sony" no matter what they were buying because they were that dominant. I thought I'd be the same but looking over the past ten years or so of my buying habits the only Sony products I have bought have been PlayStations. I only got a Z2 smartphone recently because it offered the best bang for my buck whilst the three TVs in my home are all made by LG.

    I doubt Sony will ever scale the heights they reached in the past and if these huge loses continue I can see them becoming like Nintendo and focusing only on games. The PS brand is and always has been incredibly strong and can exist on its own. It'll be better for them long term and whilst they still make excellent TVs and phones they're just not competing anymore. They will never ever price competitively and because their history is steeped in creating cutting edge products they will continue spending ridiculous amounts of money on new tech that many won't buy (hello expensive 4k streaming device no one has use for yet).
    Reply +15
  • £100 Mortal Kombat X Kollector's Edition includes Scorpion figurine by Coarse

  • Big-Boss 03/02/2015

    These special editions are getting way out of hand. There's far too many and nothing special about them. Should be renamed the "plastic tat" editions instead. Where do people put these things? They can't be that special anyway if they're almost always being cleared off in GAME for £25 a couple of months after release.

    Oh and the Goro DLC is a disgrace, but I'm guessing it gets a pass because it's a well loved franchise right? When Turtle Rock announced a monster as pre-order DLC for Evolve people went crazy on here, so I expect the same for this bullshit announcement. I'm not holding my breath though.
    Reply +3
  • Watch Bloodborne's opening 18 minutes

  • Big-Boss 03/02/2015

    Looks great but I was utterly shit at the Souls games and never had the patience for them. Tried both Demons and Dark for a few hours and gave up so sadly this will have to be a pass for me. That's no criticism of the game though before people jump at me, it's just not appealing to me and I gave the series a good go. Hope those that are purchasing it enjoy it though. Reply +9
  • Battlefield Hardline is more than just a palette swap

  • Big-Boss 02/02/2015

    @thefinalsanction

    Reviews won't help you with a BF game. Remember how broken BF4 was? Remember how all the reviewers grew some balls and highlighted that fact and gave it low scores? Yup, me neither.
    Reply +47
  • Big-Boss 02/02/2015

    I'm sceptical. After EG's last BF game was lavished with praise, despite being utterly broken for nearly a year, I'll approach this with extreme caution. Reply +44
  • Resident Evil 2 fan remake shown off from start to finish

  • Big-Boss 02/02/2015

    @lone_wolf_uk

    That's a narrow minded way of looking at it. This work is all his own. The original material is copyrighted and owned by Capcom. He's clearly worked hard on it so releasing it for free would be pointless for him.

    I'd personally love to pay him for his work but unless Capcom authorised it I can't see it going on sale to the general public.
    Reply +15
  • Big-Boss 02/02/2015

    And to think; RE2 was next in line to be remade for the GC after RE Zero got released as well, but it ended up being a bare bones port due to poor sales of both the console and remakes. To this day this is still my favourite RE title and I hope Capcom take note of this fan project and build a team around him to remake it.

    Hell they should re-hire Mikami and give him whatever he wants to make this happen. It will sell millions now if released on all six gaming platforms as opposed to being an exclusive.
    Reply +12
  • Metroid Prime remains one of Nintendo's finest games

  • Big-Boss 01/02/2015

    Best level music ever:

    Reply +8
  • Transistor free via PlayStation Plus in February

  • Big-Boss 29/01/2015

    Transistor! Oh hell yes!! Been wanting that for ages and have resisted the temptation to buy it for months because almost every single Indie game I've wanted has appeared on Plus a few months later. Glad my patience paid off this time and it comes out a day before my birthday too! :D Reply +19
  • Nintendo Creators Program lets YouTube users share ad revenue

  • Big-Boss 29/01/2015

    @IronSoldier

    Wasn't that hard to decipher who I was referring to I see :lol:
    Reply +1
  • Big-Boss 29/01/2015

    @SuperSoupy

    I disagree. Let's play videos have often given me far more information than any review has. Plus because most people doing these videos are normal people who have bought the game themselves, they aren't bound by publisher rules and therefore offer the most honest and believable criticism.

    Would gaming websites have given AC: Unity anywhere near the same level of criticism they did if it wasn't for YouTube members posting videos of how broken the game was? I strongly doubt it.

    But I do admit that some videos can be annoying though, especially when the YouTuber doing the commentary is an obnoxious moron :P
    Reply +5
  • Big-Boss 29/01/2015

    Considering how poorly the Wii U has sold you'd think Nintendo would be encouraging YouTube videos to get as much exposure as possible. Those defending Nintendo on this one need a reality check; they are the only "big" video game company demanding this. This might seem like a step in the right direction, but then Sony and MS don't ask for a cut on their games and neither do most other publishers.

    Capcom, for all the things they do wrong in games, have got this one right in how they actively encourage their games being promoted without penalty to the user. Time for Nintendo to catch up with the times because neither the consumer nor the publishers seem to care much for their backwards ways anymore.
    Reply +7
  • Sony ending PlayStation Vita Maps, near features

  • Big-Boss 28/01/2015

    When I owned a Vita I think I used Near once or twice. It's pretty pointless unless you have the 3g version and since Sony no longer manufacture those models it makes sense to get rid of it.

    YouTube is an odd one though I'm guessing it's because Sony are paying a license fee for it. Considering how few people actually use the console for anything outside of games it's wasted money for them. Plus pretty much everyone owns a smartphone that offers that functionality anyway so not a huge loss. Still sucks for those that enjoy using it though.
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  • Pokémon, Smash Bros. sales help Nintendo back to profit

  • Big-Boss 28/01/2015

    I think Nintendo have some crucial decisions to make for their next consoles, both handheld and home. The 3DS is slowing down considerably and much earlier than expected so I don't think it will sell even half the amount of the original DS. 60 million+ is still a decent figure if they can manage it but it looks rubbish when compared to the 155 million the original DS sold. I honestly think the days of dedicated handheld consoles is drawing to a close. If Nintendo release another one it will be their lowest selling yet. Sony will almost definitely exit the handheld market after their dismal Vita sales.

    Perhaps the biggest challenge facing Nintendo though is what to do with their next home console. I own a Wii U and enjoy the games, but Nintendo made some huge blunders with the console. The gamepad is unnecessary and a gimmick, the online is far too basic, the e-shop rarely has discounts or sales and in general managing your account is an absolute nightmare.

    On the games side they've lost the third parties. Whichever way you look at it that is a massive worry. Nintendo won't survive on their own games forever, and the main reasons the Wii U has failed sales wise is the fact there's one new good game every four months or so. The console still costs too much mainly down to the expensive to manufacture gamepad so it takes it out of impulse buy territory. Considering how few of the games actually support the gamepad I really don't know why Nintendo don't sell it separately and bundle the console with the cheaper and far more comfortable Pro controller. An MK8 bundle with a pro controller priced at £150 would sell far better than the current SKU with the gamepad which is £200+.
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  • Big-Boss 28/01/2015

    @LetsGo

    EG are easilly one of the most pro-Nintendo gaming sites around, so not sure what you're talking about there. Their last two GOTY awards have been given to Wii U games and they consistently award Nintendo games high scores.
    Reply +8
  • Microsoft sold 6.6m Xbox consoles in Q4 2014

  • Big-Boss 27/01/2015

    @electrolite

    I honestly don't think anyone should forget any company's blunders. Blindly following and buying into any single brand is the most foolish thing anyone can do.
    Reply +1
  • Big-Boss 27/01/2015

    @7M7

    I wholeheartedly agree with everything in your post :) Treating your customers with respect and not mindless sheep is key to loyalty. But whoever wins the previous generation almost automatically becomes an arsehole in the next! It's happened to Nintendo, Sony and now MS. That is the very reason I have had a different "main" console almost every single console generation.
    Reply +3
  • Big-Boss 27/01/2015

    @grassyknoll

    That is probably the only thing I agree with you on. I refuse to support any company that has tried, or succeeded in taking away ownership from the customer. I am also completely against an always connected, digital future. There are just so many complications surrounding such a model. Xbox Live encountered connectivity problems almost as much as PSN did last year, so if all games were tied to an online account how could anyone have played their games? All this talk of "the cloud" and 3 gajillion servers or whatever yet none of it has translated into an actual benefit for the customer.
    Reply -1
  • Big-Boss 27/01/2015

    @Mr-Writer

    I actually agree with you on a lot of points regarding the Wii U, especially the gamepad which I have almost never used unless a game forces me to. It's a gimmick and I wouldn't miss it on their next console which is pretty much guaranteed to ship with a normal controller next-gen. There are people that like the gamepad and that's perfectly okay, but there are more people who prefer a more standard controller.

    Regarding your argument on the people running Sony - it's true that there are mostly different people in charge now and they made wise choices when building the PS4, but I still see flashes of the arrogant Sony every now and again. Proclaiming Watch Dogs as 1080p60fps before retracting it and ending up with egg on their face, as well as criticising MS for their Tomb Raider deal and then being utter hypocrites by announcing a Street Fighter V deal a few months later are just a couple of examples.

    Most gamers have long memories and don't forget. Even Nintendo - who are put on a pedestal by many around here - were the biggest bullies once upon a time with the original NES. All third-party publishers had to agree to their strict terms and submit a huge cut of their game's profits to them. They were also in charge of manufacturing every single cartridge and demanded that publishers paid the full amount in advance, offer exclusivity, as well as produce a minimum of 10,000 copies of their game at the very least. They also weren't allowed to release more than five games per year so Nintendo's own games could dominate sales. That sounds similar to what MS is doing with their parity clause and demanding exclusivity. Nintendo made plenty of enemies during that era and I would not be surprised if that is the main reason they enjoy next to zero third-party support today.

    The company that dominates always tries to get their way and that has never changed, but if it's to the detriment of the customer then I see no reason to support them.
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