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Old 2014-01-30, 20:04   Link #2381
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The funny thing was that I remembered not long ago Major Nelson play down the whole console war thing and saying how both consoles were doing well...

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Witch hunt time!

Kotaku: ntkrnl is connected to MS; they're trying to track him down
Yeah, "witch hunt". I'm pretty sure it was all a controlled leak to generate hype.
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Old 2014-01-31, 18:36   Link #2382
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Something really funny on the whole 100$ off if you trade-in your 360/playstation3. Apparently their fine print says they only except what's essentially the newest of the new models of 360. But on the other hand, they have no issue accepting virtually any playstation3. The hell is this?
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Old 2014-01-31, 23:10   Link #2383
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Trying to steal some sheep from the Sony flock, of course. MS being MS (shady, in bad taste, etc.).
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Old 2014-01-31, 23:32   Link #2384
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Now THAT's desperation!

You get a $100 credit from the American Gamestop for trading in a 500GB PS3.
http://www.gamestop.com/trade-values

So this isn't even a bargain! You can thus, trade in your ps3 and get a $299 PS4 instead!.
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Old 2014-02-01, 01:37   Link #2385
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^

Now I'm pretty sure that one is fanmade
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Old 2014-02-01, 03:51   Link #2386
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It's still pretty win!
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Old 2014-02-12, 02:48   Link #2387
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Gotta clear dem stocks

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Old 2014-02-12, 07:52   Link #2388
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Not entirely related, but let's see if I get into Titanfall Beta. :/

I'm not expecting it though, since I didn't tick 'share your details with EA partners.'

I still have Origin from my more innocent days of expecting Mass Effect 3 to be the greatest game ever. Blah. At least it's got its uses for this.
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Old 2014-02-12, 08:45   Link #2389
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Have you seen Titanfall...'s beta trailer :3 ?
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Old 2014-02-12, 08:59   Link #2390
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If there's one thing to be praised of Titanfall, it's that it's so easy to make a great trailer of it.
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Old 2014-02-12, 16:06   Link #2391
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If there's one thing to be praised of Titanfall, it's that it's so easy to make a great trailer of it.
It's mech. Mechs always look cool! Here's a HAWKEN patch trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AWI-koEbK9k; the most boring information ever, with nice-trailer bits just because mechs always look cool. Wait for the details on the implementation and it to be proven right, because if there's any trend nobody really sticks the finger at enough, like people stick the finger on crowdfunding, or shady business, it's promising CONCEPT to good-but-not-good-enough IMPLEMENTATION (not that bad-implementations don't exist). SimCity, Guild Wars, The Old Republic, and so on are all games who were a lot bigger in concept then implementation ("its the power of the poof poof in the sky", "the world reacts to you! yeah!!", "totally unique experience" and so on).

I'm sorry to say but more often then not either the trailer stuff is the stuff you'll never touch, or its stuff you'll never see from that perspective unless you're watching a match as a spectator and even then even games like dota 2 dont have systems good enough to give you a experience similar to what you might see in a trailer.

If it ever gets a demo, play it. If it doesn't, don't base your opinion on the trailers. Otherwise just watch something like a stream to get a pretty informed opinion on what it is you're actually buying.
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Old 2014-02-12, 16:21   Link #2392
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If it ever gets a demo, play it. If it doesn't, don't base your opinion on the trailers. Otherwise just watch something like a stream to get a pretty informed opinion on what it is you're actually buying.
On that note, here's Giant Bomb's one hour video of their playthrough of Titanfall's beta.

http://www.giantbomb.com/videos/unfi...014/2300-8489/

Probably would want to skip to 10-15 minutes, the first part is the tutorial.
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Old 2014-02-12, 18:36   Link #2393
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While i'm pretty interested in playing Titanfall, I'm gonna wait till the after release reviews. EA's recent track record have been shit and i'm too jaded by now to fall into the hype marketing machinery.



Also, Pre-orders are stupid in the digital download age.
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Old 2014-02-12, 19:09   Link #2394
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lol reviews.

Titanfall will get 10/10 so fun so wow so revolutionary from most sites. There'll be a small group of those with vocal criticism of something, and these opinions will eventually be seen as the unadmitted truth once reviewers get over their hype train.
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Old 2014-02-12, 20:08   Link #2395
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lol reviews.

Titanfall will get 10/10 so fun so wow so revolutionary from most sites. There'll be a small group of those with vocal criticism of something, and these opinions will eventually be seen as the unadmitted truth once reviewers get over their hype train.
Pretty much this.
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Old 2014-02-12, 23:43   Link #2396
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So how much weaker is XBO compared to PS4?
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Old 2014-02-12, 23:52   Link #2397
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They still going to sit @ gamestops anyway until they are paid off.... not going to clear out any room and this is a silly thing to try and make fun of.
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Old 2014-02-13, 01:55   Link #2398
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lol reviews.

Titanfall will get 10/10 so fun so wow so revolutionary from most sites. There'll be a small group of those with vocal criticism of something, and these opinions will eventually be seen as the unadmitted truth once reviewers get over their hype train.
I manage to avoid BF4 and Sim City based on post release reviews even if they manage to score highly on most websites. If there's a big enough problem with a game, the internet will come out and tell it.
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Old 2014-02-13, 01:57   Link #2399
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lol reviews.

Titanfall will get 10/10 so fun so wow so revolutionary from most sites. There'll be a small group of those with vocal criticism of something, and these opinions will eventually be seen as the unadmitted truth once reviewers get over their hype train.
Hey I've seen advertisements on gaming sites where Titanfall was the winner of 80 awards... A game that hasn't even been released yet... And yes, I know that they're probably referring to the E3 show awards but it's still pretty stupid.

I agree with your forecast, but I suspect process would speed up a lot fast because EA games always screws up somewhere, case in point- Dragon Age 2, Mass Effect 3, Sim City, Battlefield 4 etc.

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So how much weaker is XBO compared to PS4?
30% ?
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Old 2014-02-13, 12:02   Link #2400
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Reviews are normally meant to provide you with an informed opinion on a product; "review" has come to bear the meaning of "something written by a journalist" but its essentially just "in-depth look at a subject presenting the things that ARENT OBVIOUS." And to be clear claiming "I'm not a reviewer" does not exclude you from being one when you write review-like content since being a "reviewer" is not a title, it's a description; there are such things as shorter reviews but if your content is claiming to be a short-review of some sort yet is something like 40min to an hour video or some shoddy one page "blog post" with barely relevant screenshots, then that is not "something different that's not a review" that's just a dumb review, especially if it's your final word on it (here's looking at you half-assed "first look" reviews that claim they have some right to be as poor as they are because it's only 15min; as if there is a direct correlation between depth of subjects covered by a review and the time spent). There are exceptions, but unless its designed to be humorous at some level then it's probably not an exception; and I strongly recommend people don't fall for the whole buddy-buddy syndrome on the internet and waste their time on awful "first impressions" and some other similar nonsense that aside from claiming the obvious when the obvious is in your face are more then likely to just make you lose both your money and your time.

Here's an example of how a proper review looks like, albeit hardware review in this case: http://www.anandtech.com/show/7720/a...gryphon-review (its not intuitive, but that's page 1 of 8 of the review). There's this misconception in the gaming review scene that "you can't review a game." Like hell you can't! What they really mean is "nobody is putting the effort to properly review the games so we have nobody to copy from." Also it is very clear that due to some unknown idiocy with gaming journalists of obsessing over "a number" as a foot note expressing an opinion dating from way before internet game reviews were the thing and you only had gaming magazines (purchased mostly by very young people), we now live in a world where the content is all about the number. The number was there because the 10 year-olds that would also purchase the gaming magazines would need something to read aside from the title and whatever was on the pretty pictures (because 10-year-olds don't really have the attention span necessary to get any "point" across, otherwise). Essentially, unless you're a 10-year-old you shouldn't pay attention to "reviews" that are just dressing up a number; number which is itself just a random number between 7 and 10 (yes review sites give 10 like its nothing, deal with it) at this point due to the interactivity of the world, compared to the wild waste of gaming magazines of old.

Getting back to the "games cant be reviewed" argument, a game review among other things can contain the following:
Spoiler for semi-long list (not an exhaustive list by any means):

Okey so that's what it could be reviewed on. Here's what the depth of game reviews usually boils down to: "Hey [insert personal life problems/events] so I was playing this game [insert round about way of saying/excusing "not properly," couldn't figure out how to play it properly and played it for really short time] and my feelings on it are 9/10, I was kind of 7 but after like-getting-wowed-and-seeing-awesome-stuff my 'opinion' changed to a 9." It's sad but that's the depth and breath of gaming journalism these days.

So please, for the sake of moving the human race forward don't give attention to game reviews!

If you really want to read reviews then at least go use something like steam and find the reviews for the game in their listings where the people who wrote it have (a) the game's completion length and then some (b) at least 5h, because those are bad too, but at least those people have some right to a half baked opinion after paying for it, and playing it a large amount of time. Obviously if there are none there that meet the criteria, just assume the game is garbage and be done with it. For all intents and purposes journalists, which are people that don't necessarily have a interest in something but still talk about it, have a 50/50 chance to bullshit you with totally idealistic nonsense you won't give a damn—they're actually more useful for people watching other people play due to the aspects they tend to cover then actually people looking for a fun game to play.
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