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I wish we had the old steam curation. Sure, lots of indie titles didn't get on there, but they get drowned in the noise now anyway. At least before I could expect a minimum standard of quality - I basically don't impulse buy on steam anymore because I can't be bothered wading through the piles of shit to find something worth playing.
As a big fan of Carmack, I initially assumed that Zenimax were playing patent troll, but by the end the case I was frankly surprised that they didn't get the full payout. Occulus didn't live up to their agreed obligations, Carmack did 'share' trade secrets (whether they were useful or not), and Facebook didn't do any due diligence. These are just things your not meant to do.
I bought my PS4 brand new for $300 about a year ago. It's not that uncommon for the price to dip that low. However, your argument about it being NEW is a total moot point - the console is new, the tech just isn't. In fact, its basically a Tegra with a dock, which costs about $280 AUD. Being new doesn't magically make this thing a good buy compared to other products, if older cheaper products outperform it.
I can't argue with what you think looks fun. I agree with you, its the games that matter at the end of the day. Personally, I think this was a total bust. I assumed that because Nintendo has released hardly anything for the wii u for last two years, they must have been focusing on this launch. I'm just not seeing that. The new Zelda looks good. There's a new Mario coming and a new Xenoblade at some point. However, I skeptical they'll be out this year let alone the launch period. The rest was over priced old games and waggle shit that the market has moved on from. To be honest, I'll probably still buy a switch at some point, but I'm not exactly going to rush out for one.
Edit: Forgot about Splatoon 2. To be fair, that will probably be well received too.
Having played Breath of the Wild on the Switch and the Wii U, which console does it run better on. Gamespot is saying ran and looked better on the wii u?
The big deal is that the console is $470 and is significantly less powerful than consoles that can be readily picked up for $300. I wouldn't include the wii price in this, because wii sports was probably a once a decade phenomenon.
Yeah. Interesting its gross profit, not net sales.
How about that GTA5 though?
Every Bethesda game, I immediately download a mod to remove the encumbrance restrictions. I don't consider it cheating - encumbrance in those titles just forces pointless inventory management (as compared to Deus Ex where you have a very limited inventory and really have to pick a set of tools for the mission).
From my reading, they were being offered 'priority' placement. This means that if they meet the criteria, they automatically get the job. Their point is that they weren't going to get the matched positions.
That's great and all, but the fact is they wouldn't refund or replace a broken, in-warranty mouse. I expect companies to comply with consumer law all the time, not at their whim. I'm certainly not going to buy an expensive product from them.
They refused to refund or replace a faulty razer deathadder mouse at the Ultimo store last year. Less than one year since purchase. I complained on Facebook, which achieved very little other than connecting me with other disgruntled customers. Not worth the small saving.
No mentioning that the "Viral video" was actually from Polygon? Or that this the video creator either did zero research or deliberately misconstrued the differences between versions?
I kind of feel like this is one of those ideas that sounds awesome, but I wouldn't pay more than an nominal amount for. My average time to death in MP games is like 20 seconds - I'm not going to pay for that.
Jesus - even by Apple standards those prices are insane.
If someone had a go at me for holding the door open, I'd feel pretty comfortable assuming that she's not the girl for me and call the date off so we don't waste each others time any further. Now of course, if she just politely said "you don't need to do that", that would be a different thing all together. Instead she ascribed and voiced a character judgment to the whole thing: "benevolent sexist acts" based on something a lot of people would call good manners and would do for either gender (maybe not the car door, but the restaurant door definitely).
I'm not the kind of guy to hold the door open for a lady, but I'd walk away immediately if the other person was making character judgments before we'd even entered the restaurant. I would rather date someone who is a bit more casual.
But yeah the story is not particularly relevant to the article.
I can't use the adapter and charge though! And Apples buds suck.
I'm a current iPhone owner, but there are two major dealbreakers for me: 1. I don't like the camera bump and would prefer a fatter phone instead; 2. I don't want to carry around an adapter or buy headphones with a proprietry plug. Also, I'd have to tear out my cars audio system to make this a workable handset. That doesn't suit me at all - the benefit seems to be all for Apple.
This article misses a key point - the four release previews appear to be from the 2014 build, not the current one. The fact is, Murray has ample opportunity to mention stuff had bee dropped, but instead spent time banging on about how the day one patch "changes" everything. Incidentally, I didn't pre-order because I thought some of the claims were dubious based on other procedural generate games. At point he was talking about the team changing the chemical composition of the atmosphere to create green skies on some planets. Ridiculous claim.
And for a reverse example: the final fantasy series was effectively a new IP every time, but the themes and experience were fairly consistent (until FF11 anyway).
This just reminds me that I'm often a bigger fan of the experience a series offers than the surface-level IP. Whatever the merits of this game, it just doesn't offer the experience I'm craving.
See also: "the new quake"; "Ghostbusters 2016".
If they are actually using a Tegra chip, it might explain why they only showed the wii u version of the new Zelda: its the better version.
Man - I feel for the guy, but not only had I never heard of this game until today, but 10 seconds of the preview embedded in this article was enough to put me off. Some of the most obnoxious music I've heard in a long time. Yes - I realize this is ironic in light of the developers comments about people making ten second judgments, but given how many indie games are released per month now, your luck if you get ten seconds.
Yeah - I know it's none of my business, but I'd love to know St4cks financial situation. Is this insanity? Or is he so stupidly wealthy this is pocket change?
Yeah - I haven't played the Division, but whats described here are basically the reasons I won't play any loot based games (like Diablo and Destiny). I don't feel like they reward increasing skill so much as a willingness to engage in a skinner-box loop to improve loot. They have about as much entertainment value to me as the pokies.
Yeah exactly. Seems like the dev wants it both ways.