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Member Since 27 Feb 2007
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In Topic: ps4 sales

15 August 2014 - 09:52 AM

I think the XBone has undersold for completely different reasons.


The xbox 360 is a great console and a great media centre. For me, I like the 360 and I play it sometimes buy mainly I use it for TV / Dvd's / casual gaming. A lot of people are like this (which I why MS marketed the XBone in such a way) thus there is no reason to upgrade to XBone one at that price point. This is certainly a bad thing for MS.


However, I think we will see 360 users upgrade at a much slower pace.


Of the people I know who own a ps3 (and have never owned an xbox product) they have been faced with constant problems (like games not being able to save or games completely broken with online updates), i'm not surprised they have upgraded to ps4 at such a rate. Fanboism at its finest.


Lets not loose sight of the fact that MS came out of nowhere with the original Xbox and put sony to shame, stealing a large market share in very little time. All things considered the xbox family tree has been a PITA for sony since day one and I don't think that is going to change.


TBH, I tend to hate on sony but both consoles are a bit pooh if you want to be objective. Neither are really pushing boundaries.

In Topic: How many develop cross platform?

02 August 2014 - 05:31 AM

that's very small selection to choose from.

In Topic: How was GTA3 made in such a short time?

11 July 2014 - 12:45 PM

they had massive, massive whips

In Topic: Are Super Meat Boy/Braid 'Great games'

11 July 2014 - 12:22 PM

Braid had the difficulty just right and I never had that moment where I thought "this is stupid, I will just look up the answer online" which I had a lot with puzzle games e.g. grim fandango (all puzzles in braid are logical) . I finished Braid with no help and it felt gooood. This is a balance I have never experienced before in a puzzle game. Similar to the feeling you get from Halflife which is due to great pacing.


Braid allowed you to skip puzzles without making you feel like you had cheated since you had to return to finish them.


Braid was never boring.


I wasn't a big fan of the story but I liked the art.


It is great for kids and adults.


It teaches choice and encourages completeness without the need for pointlessness e.g. I must get every gem on this level nonsense or bioshock's pillaging every corner of every room.


Great use of colour.


The difficulty curve was perfect.


It did all of this without being violent.

In Topic: It's getting harder to be myself in real life...

17 May 2014 - 03:58 AM

It is the same thing in other industries which is why you never have Die hard or Transformers being given an acadamy award because these are the dumbed down films. And you don't get the "What does the Fox say" being given a Grammy.


Bad examples, Die Hard is the Doom and Transformers is the Call of Duty. Die Hard is a great classic of a great era of movies, up there with Robocop.