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  • Footage leaks of unreleased Star Wars strategy game

  • bioreit 12/05/2016

    @jetsetwillie

    aytee-aytee for me (mostly based on the fact you tend to say/hear aytee-esstee, rather than @-ssst)
    Reply +6
  • I don't accept the premise of the question

  • bioreit 25/04/2016

    No draw-rooting for him.
    Think you meant drawer-rooting.

    How often I am lead through games by the nose...
    led, unless you're engaging in a dangerously odd hybrid of blacksmithing and face-art...

    Sorry, it's early and the coffee has not yet smothered my pedantry.

    On-Topic:

    I've noticed similar behaviour in myself; in games like Crackdown, I remember playing the game as a series of checkpoints and challenges - fight this boss, clear this area, bounce around getting all those agility orbs, whereas my friends would often see what would or could be broken. I'm pretty sure in my case it stems from a slight lack of available time - if I'm going to play the game with what I have available, then I'll try and see as much as I can that the designers have created, rather than try and pick holes in their creation.

    But I certainly get why others like to test the limits and see what they can find - after all, it's that exploratory spirit which helps moves us forward as a species.
    Reply +19
  • Amazon marks GTA5, FIFA 16, Minecraft and more as "exclusively for Prime members"

  • bioreit 25/04/2016

    It's not just games - the Panasonic SD-2500WXC breadmaker has been an Amazon-Prime exclusive purchase since before Christmas.

    I'm sure other things are as well, it's just one of those things I've been umming and ahhing about buying for ages...
    Reply +2
  • You can play PS4 games on your PC or Mac from tomorrow

  • bioreit 05/04/2016

    @Zukabak

    As they've pulled Media Centre from Windows 10, I'm stuck with Windows 7, like thousands of others.
    I'm in the same position as you, but a friend at work pointed me towards this - haven't tried it yet, so can't make any promises on how well it actually works* but might be worth a shot?

    *Also, no refunds, no buy-backs, no guarantees nor unicorns provided.

    http://lifehacker.com/get-windows-media-center-running-on-windows-10-with-a-f-1729919907
    Reply +4
  • How Microsoft's most-hated employee found hope in galactic disaster

  • bioreit 09/03/2016

    You are the sole survivor of wrecked and unsalvageable space station

    ...

    Adrift is luxuriously produced, with beam-sharp graphics a.
    What happened here? That "a" making a spirited bid for freedom, but got stuck halfway down the page?

    /Nitpicking
    Reply +7
  • Xbox One system update launches tomorrow

  • bioreit 19/02/2016

    Out of all that, most looking forward to the customisable chatpad buttons. Assuming it's an available option, making one of them a "Record That" button could be very handy... Reply 0
  • Finally, tide turns in war with PC game crackers

  • bioreit 08/01/2016

    director of marketing and sales Thomas Goebls.
    Goebls

    director of marketing... Goebls

    GOEBLS

    If I had that sounding-surname, the last career I would ever pursue would be one which could be considered propaganda...
    Reply +43
  • PS4 shoots through 30m sales mark

  • bioreit 25/11/2015

    I'm seriously starting to contemplate getting a PS4 instead of an X1 - the performance difference seems to be pretty clearly in favour of PS4 and I generally tend to play multiplatform games. But on the flip side, most of my friends who moved to the next generation have an X1 and I still prefer that controller to the DS4. Plus I like Gears of War and Halo. And I cannot stand JRPGs or Gran Turismo.

    But on the other hand, my 360 Slim just died, so the issue of potentially paying for two online subscriptions if I went for PS4 has become slightly moot.

    Aaaaarrrrrrggggghhh! More conflicted on this now than ever!
    Reply +3
  • Warner Bros. offers full refund for still-broken Batman: Arkham Knight PC

  • bioreit 02/11/2015

    "We are very sorry that many [of] our customers continue to be unhappy with the PC version of Batman: Arkham Knight"
    Jesus. Just say "Sorry it's broken", rather than implying that customers are *choosing* to perceive it as still having issues.
    Reply +77
  • Xbox Games with Gold November titles named

  • bioreit 28/10/2015

    Bomberman-meets-Gaultlet
    Why does Bomberman get to meet Gaultlet?
    Reply +6
  • Voice actors strike has been authorised

  • bioreit 08/10/2015

    @Wintermist

    They can go strike to get better pay sure, but go on strike to get royalties for up to 2 million copies?
    Basic reading comprehension fail.

    The demand for residuals per game are *after* a title sells more than 2 million copies - i.e. if it's a substantial commercial success.
    Reply 0
  • Here's the Call of Duty Black Ops 3 1TB PS4

  • bioreit 23/09/2015

    Console, yes.

    Controller, fuck no.
    Reply -3
  • Hide the new Frozen Bejeweled console game from your children

  • bioreit 15/09/2015

    @jabberwocky

    We're doomed, doomed, DOOMED!
    Reply 0
  • Trine 3 dev says "future of the series is now in question"

  • bioreit 27/08/2015

    @mo0trix

    let's BOTH stop making assumptions eh?
    Until then, it's down to bad management, plain and simple. The $5.4m figure is what they spent on making the game... not what they spent on ice creams, doughnuts, or slushies.
    let's BOTH stop making assumptions eh?
    Well, would be nice if *YOU* stopped as well....
    Reply -1
  • bioreit 26/08/2015

    @mo0trix

    5%? 10%? Any evidence for those assumptions? How do you know rent alone hadn't gone up by 20%? Which is quite probable in a capital city over a period of more than four years, particularly if it happened to coincide with a period of rent control ending.

    Your problem is that you seem to only conflate quality with length. Who cares if a game is "only 4 hours long" if it's brilliant and priced accordingly? I happily pay 15 for a blu-ray which is *only* 2 hours long and that isn't even interactive.

    And I'd happily pay slightly over the odds to support a smaller studio, if it means they get to stay open.

    Now, if they kept taking the piss and churning out free-to-play mobile tat (for example), then no, I wouldn't continue to support them. But I also wouldn't sit there with a blueprint in my head and say "Boy, their next game had better conform exactly to this plan otherwise I'll cut them off like a bastard nephew".

    It's their business: they can make the games they want with the money they have and charge what they like. If no-one buys it and they tank, then so be it - they obviously didn't know what they were doing. But I sincerely doubt that will happen this time, despite that being what some Internet rage artists seem to desperately want to occur.
    Reply +1
  • bioreit 26/08/2015

    @George-Roper

    I know, right? Not sure how comparing the price of a house now to over 30 years ago, to a video game sequel a year or two from the last one mounts to the same, but hey ho.

    :)
    Well, I was obviously being slightly facetious :-)

    Although it's more like 4 and a half years since Trine 2 ;-)
    Reply 0
  • bioreit 26/08/2015

    @mo0trix

    Are you actually trying to say inflation made everything more than 3x more expensive in 4 years?
    Sigh.

    No. I was being facetious - something I thought would be pretty obvious from the UNNECESSARY CAPITALISATION. But my core point was that generally speaking costs rise, particularly in something which is still predominantly a first-world industry, as it's not just the wages of the actual developers which need to be taken into account, but things like rent on their premises (which almost certainly will have gone up year-on-year), replacement hardware, maintenance contracts, etc all need to be taken into account. Which is ignoring things like interest payments on initial loans being paid and venture capital funding running out and alternative means of income being required. Especially as after a few years, those employees have probably grown up a bit and bought houses and need a bit more stability than they would have at the start.

    So with an excruciatingly simple cry of "it cost X, Y years ago, so if they're charging Z it must be a scam!" I felt justified with my (very exaggerated) first response. Which you must admit, was a lot shorter than this one, although admittedly perhaps less thorough....
    Reply +1
  • bioreit 25/08/2015

    @George-Roper

    They had a bigger budget than the last game, and delivered a shorter game with no resolution to the story.
    I know, right? I mean, 30 years ago my Dad bought my childhood home for 30k and now 30k won't even buy a garage. How can people just not understand that ALL THINGS MUST COST THE SAME AT ALL TIMES THROUGHOUT HISTORY?
    Reply +2
  • CoD: Black Ops 3's Juggernog Edition includes a functioning mini-fridge

  • bioreit 10/07/2015

    No root beer included? No sale! Reply 0
  • Microsoft to cut 7800 jobs as it restructures phone business

  • bioreit 08/07/2015

    @frunk

    I understood the "business doublespeak" bit just fine...

    Sob!

    I have spent too long working in big companies. I need my brain resetting... To the alcohol cabinet!
    I think you need this t-shirt. I certainly do...
    Reply +2
  • Bedlam announced for PC, PS4 and Xbox One in August

  • bioreit 12/06/2015

    @Mr_Git

    Agreed! Bedlam is very different to his usual novels and I have to admit I didn't like it on first read through (I kept waiting for the 'Scooby-Doo' moment when it was all revealed as people in masks) but on reflection and a second go I really liked it.

    Big Boy is definitely one of my favourites, although I think All Fun & Games... probably edges it out.
    Reply 0
  • Mirror's Edge Catalyst real-life time trial is a rooftop tour of... Croydon

  • bioreit 11/06/2015

    Now this is a story I never thought I'd write: some people have made an impressive real-life Mirror's Edge video - set in Croydon.
    Dunno - seeing as Croydon was quite possibly the/an inspiration for Mega-City One in Judge Dredd ( "Judge Dredd co-creator Carlos Ezquerra lived in Croydon during the 1970s; one wonders how much the city inspired the feuding tower blocks and deadly subways of Mega-City One." ) I think it serves quite well as a dystopian future location.
    Reply +2
  • Smite Xbox One closed beta launches, and we're giving away keys

  • bioreit 14/05/2015

    @riceNpea

    amigo, how did the word addictive become addicting in Amercia? . How did that even begin? I'm genuinely curious as to how the word was corrupted, and why. While we're at it who's mad idea was to say could care less when they actually mean couldn't care less?
    I regret I have only one +1 to give for this.

    I'm usually pretty laid back about evolving linguistics, but "addicting" and "could care less" both make me grind my teeth.
    Reply +5
  • 40 Battlefield Hardline Premium program detailed

  • bioreit 02/03/2015

    @gizmo

    have historically bought quite a lot of games. However, I cannot justify spending 80 per game to get the full experience, nor can I justify spending 40 for an incomplete experience.
    Completely agree. With Battlefield 4, I paid 17 for new 360 version from Amazon - was happy to play with the standard maps for a while, but just as I was getting a little bored, Xbox Live had a sale on Premium so picked that up for 20.

    As far as I'm concerned, I've now paid slightly less than full retail for the 'complete' game and by waiting for the price drop I missed out on the vast majority of game-breaking lag (although it seems to have returned this past week).

    But no way would I ever part with 80 for a game and its map packs...
    Reply +5
  • Ironfall Invasion review

  • bioreit 17/02/2015

    They're called Dyxides, and I still can't think of a way to pronounce that without sounding obscene.
    die-zid-ease
    (daI - siːd - iːz)
    Reply +3
  • David Cameron has visited the maker of Train Simulator

  • bioreit 11/02/2015

    @RedSparrows

    Where's the Thatcher statue station feature?
    Has anyone actually tried saying this out loud? It's actually quite hard to say a few times in a row!
    Reply +6
  • League of Legends tournament openly discriminates against LGBT players

  • bioreit 04/02/2015

    @CalamityRaven

    Can you name one single person that was discriminated or point to ANY examples of the company refusing anyone entry to the tournament?
    Oh give it a rest.

    I've been thinking for a while now about an opposite term to Social Justice Warrior - something which neatly encapsulates the notion of a bigoted and irrationally narrow-minded individual; one who will cry foul against supposed 'political correctness' at the drop of a hat. I'll admit that I came up short - nothing was descriptive or snappy enough (credit where it's due, the disparaging terms the right use for the left are usually catchy and easy to remember).

    And then I just realised, today, that we already have a term for that kind of person.

    cunt
    Reply 0
  • Spotify headed to PS3 and PS4

  • bioreit 28/01/2015

    If you don't need a Spotify Premium account to make this work, I'd say this is a huge win for Sony against Microsoft. No amount of useful but lets-face-it boring updates to make controllers connect quicker will equal the ability to in-game stream your Spotify playlist.

    Obviously if this requires a Spotify Premium account it will take a little shine off, but Microsoft needs to come up with an equally good benefit for the end-user.
    Reply -1
  • Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare dev hands out "reverse boosting" bans

  • bioreit 19/01/2015

    @ShiftyGeezer

    Paying for something doesn't secure you absolute rights to do whatever you like... Outside of legal circles, this is called 'good manners'.
    I regret I have but one +1 to give.
    Reply +7
  • Japan's console market at lowest point for 24 years

  • bioreit 07/01/2015

    I'm interested to know the actual sales figures per year (hardware and software, broken down into handheld and 'traditional'), as opposed to value of sales (particularly as hardware becomes significantly cheaper as a generation progresses). Reply 0
  • PlayStation 4 has sold 18.5m worldwide

  • bioreit 06/01/2015

    I am almost by default more inclined to be an Xbox gamer, but I have to say I'm getting more inclined to go PS4 this generation rather than Xbone - only one of my main gaming buddies has bought a new console and he got an Xbone, but I just haven't seen any truly must-have titles for either platform yet and the fact that Sony seems to be completely trouncing Microsoft right at the start of this generation is making me think that maybe I should throw my weight behind Sony - after all, developers will go with the biggest markets and I can foresee some of them focussing more on PS4 than Xbone due to the significantly larger installed base.

    There are still other factors to consider (I already pay for Gold for my 360, so do I want to run two subscriptions concurrently? I do like Halo. Xbox Live *seems* a tad more stable. etc) but whereas just before this generation started I was dead set on getting an Xbone as the new primary console, that opinion is definitely starting to wane.
    Reply +5
  • Student-made Ukip parody game upsets Nigel Farage

  • bioreit 23/12/2014

    @TekMerc

    Its not about race, its about space.
    Well it rhymes, so I'm convinced.
    Hehe, genuinely made me chuckle.

    I'm always wary whenever people start going on about space, or lebensraum. Once people start to say they haven't got enough space in their own country, there's always a risk they start looking to their neighbours to help provide expansion space, usually without their neighbours' consent...
    Reply +2
  • Interplay breaks months of silence with Kickstarter for Freespace board game

  • bioreit 16/12/2014

    @Spuzzell

    I would be perfectly willing to accept I'm wrong, if actual evidence or a decent argument could be presented beyond "lalala, you're wrong, I'm right", which is basically all you've provided so far. You listed all the keyboard controls as why the game couldn't work on a pad, I offered a way I thought it could work, you countered with a ridiculous example to disprove a point I never made.

    That's it. If you had responded with an actual counter point, like how certain controls wouldn't work as I had envisaged with an actual reason why not, I'd accept that. You know why? Because I'm not you and I'm therefore willing to believe that others can have valid viewpoints.

    And the Russel Brand comparison? Personally, I find that deeply offensive, as one of my oldest friends was sexually assaulted by him. Obviously you couldn't know that, but then again, your comparison I think was made like your Afterburner one - to cover up the fact you couldn't think of a legitimate argument, you invented one designed to distract and/or offend.
    Reply 0
  • bioreit 16/12/2014

    @Spuzzell

    There's absolutely NO WAY Freespace could work on a pad
    gently pointed out
    Haha, yeah, real nice and gentle that one...

    I did say I was being facetious when making the jest about using all the listed controls - but you obviously decided to ignore that. I put forward how I thought controls could be mapped in a console version of the game and your response? A completely overblown reaction, with a strawman argument using words and examples I didn't even come close to using, just so you could put down the argument I didn't even make. Rather than engaging in a genuine debate about what would and wouldn't work. No, obviously it's *only* your opinion which can *ever* possibly be the right one, eh?

    Just get off your high horse and back in your box, where you belong.
    Reply 0
  • bioreit 15/12/2014

    @Spuzzell

    I'm sure it could be simplified, but when you do that its a completely different game.
    I never used the term "simplified".

    That's like saying you can simplify a fully featured aircraft simulator with all its switches and controls into Afterburner with a single joystick and it's the same game.
    If I'd said anything analogous to what you say, then yeah, sure, that would be a fair comparison. But I didn't say that, so please feel free to take your strawman away and replace it with a better argument.

    I genuinely do think the controls could all be mapped to a pad, mostly through a combination of on-screen radial button menus (which have been proven to work in other games), the use of repeated presses of the same button replacing the archaic "different buttons to do ever-so-slightly-different options" (as in view changing) and some less critical controls being moved to a pause screen (such as time compression and HUD contrast).

    If you don't agree with my opinion, fair enough. But DON'T use words I didn't say to put my opinion down. It comes across as needlessly arrogant and condescending, particularly when all I'm doing is expressing my desire to be able to experience one of my all time favourite games on a new system.
    Reply 0
  • bioreit 15/12/2014

    @Spuzzell

    I get a lot of your point, but sorry?


    You use them all in just about every mission.
    You mean to say you use Chase view, external view, Toggle external camera lock, Free look view, Increase view distance, Decrease view distance and Toggle high HUD contrast in "just about every mission"?

    I am of course being facetious, but I would argue that an awful lot of buttons could easily lend themselves to being moved into a pause menu, or being part of a cycle of the same button press (i.e. view changes are perfectly able to be cycled through with repeated 'Back' button presses, just like in racing games).

    Flight controls will easily move to the twin sticks - general thrust forward and back plus turn on left stick, pitch and bank on right stick. Throttle setting could be achieved with multiple clicks with the left stick, afterburner with the right stick.

    D-pad can take care of the weapon, energy, shield and transfer options (again with each press cycling through options), weapons fire primary and secondary on the triggers, then radial menus coming off the shoulder buttons and the four face buttons can take care of pretty much the rest, especially if you don't limit yourself to one menu expanding out of each button, but have an expanding tree (I'm thinking of the menus in The Outfit which had several levels in each).

    I won't deny it would be a fair bit of work, but I genuinely think you could map all of the major controls (e.g. those actually required to complete the game) without needing to rewrite the whole title.
    Reply -1
  • bioreit 12/12/2014

    Ooh, interesting. But I would also like a console release of Freespace please - I think twin analogue sticks plus radial menus accessed by buttons should work for pretty much all the main controls and No Man's Sky is starting to look too tempting (no way can I justify a PS4 purchase at the moment!), thanks in part to a dearth of decent space combat games. Reply -1
  • DICE vows: Final Stand is not the end for Battlefield 4

  • bioreit 11/12/2014

    @Stan101

    I'll admit I haven't yet - but then I have only just bought the map packs!

    But I'll definitely keep an eye out for it in the server lists and give it a go :-)
    Reply 0
  • bioreit 11/12/2014

    @arcam

    I agree that a lot of the Modern Combat maps wouldn't work, but a few of the BF4 maps are smaller than the ones I mentioned.
    Reply 0
  • bioreit 10/12/2014

    Why not remake some of the maps in Battlefield 2: Modern Combat? Bridge Too Far, Honor, Frostbite, Missile Crisis and Full Frontal would all be excellent - rose-tinted glasses and all that, but I seem to recall a lot of the maps had greater 'verticality' than a lot of the newer games (as in, full terrain height and depth rather than just sticking a building on some flat land). Reply +1
  • Halo spin-off Spartan Strike delayed as 343 battles The Master Chief Collection matchmaking problems

  • bioreit 08/12/2014

    @Fox-2076

    What did other halo fans think of 4?
    Never really played the single player, but actually quite enjoyed the multiplayer. I know that makes me somewhat of an outcast amongst Halo purists, but I didn't mind the loadouts or the weapon drops as much as others seemed to.
    Reply 0
  • Halo: The Master Chief Collection review

  • bioreit 10/11/2014

    @wgrose

    I had played PC Multiplayer games for years before Halo, and then going to play Halo was a giant WTF for me. I absolutely hated it.
    I had played FPS on PC for years before I got around to Halo on Xbox - Half-Life, Counter-Strike, Doom, Quake, Duke Nukem, Unreal and UT, etc - and I can honestly say I loved the difference of Halo. Particularly the seamless transition between indoor spaces and huge outside ones within a level and the genuine AI of the Covenant (which sadly seemed to begin to slip away more and more with each sequel).

    It helped that at the time of release, Halo was also on par/just ahead of PC FPS graphics that were attainable by most - although obviously PC quickly overtook that.

    Guess it's a case of different strokes...
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  • Halo 2 Anniversary launch trailer shows off fancy pants new cinematics

  • bioreit 29/10/2014

    This actually makes me think that a Halo film could be pretty good (don't get me wrong, I quite liked Forward Unto Dawn, but that was't a 'Halo film' as such, more a film set in the Halo universe). Just need suitable writers and crew to be able to expand the storyline beyond short cutscenes... Reply +6
  • Xbox One Digital TV Tuner available today in the UK

  • bioreit 21/10/2014

    @Mark-D

    Its pretty difficult to buy a TV that doesn't have a freeview tuner built in now, many will have a freeview HD tuner built in.
    I know a fair few people who game on dedicated monitors as it's easier to get much lower latency than on TVs - and all bar two of them don't have any TV functionality. Some of them aren't interested in this at all (they have dedicated TV setups for TV) but at least some of them are quite keen on getting TV on their gaming rig and this is a cheap-ish option with functionality they might actually use (although shame it can't record at the moment, especially to USB HDD).
    Reply +2
  • What did Alien director Ridley Scott actually do for Halo: Nightfall?

  • bioreit 01/10/2014

    @Eldritch

    Space: Above and Beyond, now, THAT was something to write home about.
    God I miss that show. I really want to buy the DVD boxset off Amazon, but seriously worried I'm looking back at it with rose-tinted spectacles...
    Reply +1
  • OlliOlli 2 coming to PlayStation 4 and Vita in 2015

  • bioreit 25/09/2014

    OlliOlli2 article not written by Oli Welsh.

    /disappointed
    Reply +9
  • Microsoft buys Mojang and Minecraft for $2.5bn

  • bioreit 17/09/2014

    @danielgibbs1

    Wait...youd rather a system, that has multi-platform games?

    The One has 3-4 exclusives dropping THIS year [pay close attention to those words]; alongside the multi-platform games.

    With more exclusives also coming next year.

    What it sounds like to ME; is youve bought into the graphics thingy...I mean just say that.
    Yes, bizarrely, I would rather have a system that "has multiplatform games". Really not sure why you wouldn't want a system that can do multiplatform games....

    And if I'm going to play multiplatform games on my system, I'd like them to be decent - I'm genuinely not overly fussed about graphics, but I do care about screen tearing and frame rates.

    And yes, out of the upcoming exclusives on Xbox One, I would definitely get the Master Chief Collection and possibly Sunset Overdrive. But I just can't get on with Forza (so have no interest in FH2). Apart from those, there's nothing coming out in the next 12 months which would make me buy an Xbox One (rather than just enjoying my 360).

    Don't get me wrong - I'm not saying there are loads more PS4 games I want (there aren't, beyond Driveclub and The Order), but the ones that are coming out seem to pique my interest more than the current lists for the Xbox One.

    But then I can't stand Gran Turismo, Ratchett and Clank, Killzone, Uncharted, Resistance and loads of other PlayStation-exclusive franchises, so I may just end up sticking with my 360 for as long as I possibly can (i.e. until the games start to dry up).

    My (admittedly long-winded) point is this: right now, to me, as a long-term 360 owner, I can see why Sony have stolen a march on Microsoft at the start of this generation and I can also see why Microsoft thinks that spending that much money on Minecraft could help them to close the gap between the PS4 and the Xbox One. However, I think they would have been better off pouring that money into new franchises, reminiscent of when the first Halo, PGR and Gears of War all launched - Microsoft need to claw back some kind of pop culture/brand recognition to counter-act the current prevailing opinion that Microsoft dropped the ball.

    Microsoft undoubtedly will not 'lose' this generation (because even if it only sells half the number of Xbox Ones as Sony sells PS4s, that will still be millions and millions of customers), but it could certainly do with picking its feet up and getting its arse in gear, if only because when Microsoft chooses to be competitive and desperate enough to win consumers over, it tends to knock it out of the park.
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  • bioreit 16/09/2014

    @danielgibbs1

    Didnt SONY cut half their studios...which is the reason half their games are coming out in 2015-2016.

    Stop throwing rocks when you yourself are playing a glasshouse
    Taking your comment literally, you seem to be labouring under the misapprehension that I am a PS4 gamer. I am not.

    I just don't see any reason at the moment to invest in either next generation console, although I am leaning more towards a PS4 - based purely on what is available for Xbox One and PS4 now and on the immediate horizon; coupled with the seemingly (please, please pay close attention to my use of this word) better handling of multiplatform games on PS4 right now.

    Although as an almost exclusively 360 gamer, I don't really want to maintain two subscriptions for online gaming so I am really hoping that Microsoft can pull some compelling games out the hat, say around Christmas, just in time for a decent price drop.
    Reply -1
  • bioreit 16/09/2014

    @ipar

    you are over exaggerating the lead Sony has on the xbox one,there much closer than people give them credit for
    In order for Microsoft to have a hope in hell of gaining traction against a seemingly unstoppable Sony (at the moment)
    I've highlighted in bold the key points of what I said before. Sony are already ahead of Microsoft and at the moment it doesn't look like anything Microsoft are doing will reverse that trend.

    You also seem to completely miss my point that it's not about a new Project Gotham or Halo (although a new PGR would have me throwing money at Microsoft, I will admit) but that Microsoft need their equivalents for this generation.

    Right now, I can't see any upcoming Microsoft exclusives that would compel me to buy an Xbox One.
    Reply +1
  • bioreit 15/09/2014

    @TheDoctor11

    Also why can't Microsoft put some money into new IP?
    This.

    The amount of money being pumped into this deal is sickening when Microsoft also don't seem keen on creating (or even resurrecting) decent IPs. Halo and Project Gotham are two of my favourite series ever (although I'd argue that Halo went squiffy for a while and became a bit formulaic) and Gears of War was initially a good enough change from what went before to merit attention.

    In order for Microsoft to have a hope in hell of gaining traction against a seemingly unstoppable Sony (at the moment), they desperately need compelling new titles. Surely a new Halo or Project Gotham* would cost them less than $2.5 billion!

    *Not literally saying a new version of those games, just something with equal attraction and which would be identifiably Microsoft.
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