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[destructoid.com] The "Big" List of Confirmed Xbox One Games Nothing surprising or remotely interesting. Could easily be a 360 list. destructoid.com phantom_leo
[eurogamer.net] Spelunky hits U.S. PSN August 27th! Trust me, this is VERY good news! eurogamer.net news phantom_leo
[ign.com] Ubisoft Teases JRPG using Rayman Legends Engine Titled Child of Light. ign.com news phantom_leo
Sixthaxis reviews the Wonderful 101: 8/10 "Pushes the system far beyond what we’ve seen on the PS3 and 360, in turn giving Nintendo what they need – a solid exclusive" thesixthaxis.com impressions gamingeek
[neogaf.com] MS to reveal 'major 3rd party game' comes free with X1 MCV says it's FIFA 14 neogaf.com gamingeek
[gonintendo.com] ATLUS Nintendo 3DS Titles On Sale for Limited Time Which includes Soul Hackers, Code of Princess and Etrian Odyssey IV, will be on sale for $10 off gonintendo.com gamingeek
[metro.co.uk] The Metro reviews The Wonderful 101 7/10 - "Insurmountable control problems stop this from being another Platinum classic but it’s still a fun game, overflowing with charm and wonderfully silly action." metro.co.uk impressions gamingeek
[computerandvideogames.com] CVG reviews The Wonderful 101 7/10 - "Lacks the mesmerising fluidity of Platinum's other work, but The Wonderful 101 puts on a real show for the eyes all the same." computerandvideogames.com impressions gamingeek
Hobby Consolas reviews The Wonderful 101 92% "Exquisite gameplay, overflowing with personality, right to the final screen of the end credits." hobbyconsolas.com impressions gamingeek
[godisageek.com] God is a geek reviews The Wonderful 101 "The Wonderful 101 is a real triumph, joining ZombiU and Pikmin 3 in showcasing just how cool a peripheral the GamePad truly is when used right." godisageek.com impressions gamingeek
Nowgamer reviews The Wonderful 101 9/10 - "Deep and rewarding combat, entertaining characters and plenty of hours of gameplay" nowgamer.com impressions gamingeek
The Telegraph reviews The Wonderful 101 5 out of 5 - "One of the boldest and most original visions on any system this year" telegraph.co.uk impressions gamingeek
[edge-online.com] EDGE reviews The Wonderful 101 6/10 - "Messy, hamstrung by cluttered visual design and a clumsy central mechanic. Stretched over a large frame, they wear thin quickly." edge-online.com impressions gamingeek
[officialnintendomagazine.co.uk] ONM reviews The Wonderful 101 93% - "This isn't just the most surprising game on Wii U - it's the best." officialnintendomagazine.co.uk impressions gamingeek
Nintendo Insider reviews The Wonderful 101- 92% "For such undoubted quality, PlatinumGames sheer talent in the genre remains unquestionable." nintendo-insider.com impressions gamingeek
[gamekyo.com] Dead Rising 3 trailer gamekyo.com gamingeek
[gamekyo.com] Pupeteer demo trailer gamekyo.com gamingeek
[computerandvideogames.com] Voice actor 'misspoke' about Half-Life 3 freeze computerandvideogames.com gamingeek
[computerandvideogames.com] Castlevania: Lords of Shadow - Mirror of Fate HD announced Port of the 3DS game hitting Xbox 360 and PS3 in late October computerandvideogames.com news gamingeek
[eurogamer.net] Ubisoft leaks next-gen successor to Fighters Uncaged Ubisoft is developing a successor to its widely-panned Kinect-exclusive fighting game Fighters Uncaged eurogamer.net gamingeek
[eurogamer.net] Ubisoft announces JRPG-inspired Child of Light   2D downloadable project from Far Cry 3 director. eurogamer.net news gamingeek
[eurogamer.net] The difference between current and next-gen Call of Duty: Ghosts? Dynamic lighting and displacement mapping, that's what eurogamer.net gamingeek
[pcgamer.com] Barkley 2: First Gameplay Footage What you are about to see is canon. pcgamer.com media news aspro
[neogaf.com] New Yakuza game announced. Kenzan like spinoff, PS4??? neogaf.com news Dvader
[mcvuk.com] Sony details new cross-platform IP Shadow of the Beast revamp set for PS4 mcvuk.com gamingeek
[mcvuk.com] 'Almost all PS4 games will be playable with Remote Play' Sony says - The platform holder didn't offer further information on which games would not be compatible with the streaming service mcvuk.com gamingeek
[eurogamer.net] Sony unveils free-to-play LittleBigPlanet Hub PlayStation 3. No gameplay footage was shown eurogamer.net media news gamingeek
[videogamer.com] X1 Hands-On: Ghosts, FIFA, Ryse, Dead Rising 3 First hands-on with the multiplayer... and it may be boring. videogamer.com gamingeek
[gamekyo.com] NFS Rivals : gameplay + trailer gamekyo.com gamingeek
[gamekyo.com] XBO : images Zoo Tycoon gamekyo.com gamingeek
[gamekyo.com] XBO : images Ryse - Son of Rome gamekyo.com gamingeek
[gamekyo.com] Gran Turismo 6 : date and trailer gamekyo.com gamingeek
[gamekyo.com] InFamous Second Son : new trailer gamekyo.com gamingeek
[gamekyo.com] Killzone SF : new trailer gamekyo.com gamingeek
[destructoid.com] Splinter Cell: Blacklist - review "If all you desire is more solo action, however, you may come away feeling a little shortchanged" destructoid.com gamingeek
[wired.com] Disney Infinity - Wired review "So what’s Disney Infinity like? Weird. And sprawling. And occasionally unpolished. But fun, at its core." wired.com gamingeek
[destructoid.com] Rumour: Wii U Wind Waker Deluxe 32GB bundle  $349.99 - Additionally, our source revealed two new 3DS XL bundles for Pokemon X and Y. They'll come in two colors, red and blue destructoid.com gamingeek
[youtube.com] Lords of the Fallen - Debut Trailer, Screens its 2014-due fantasy action RPG led by The Witcher 2 senior producer Tomasz Gop for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC. youtube.com media gamingeek
[youtube.com] The Division Companion Gaming Trailer Touch screen gaming youtube.com media gamingeek
[youtube.com] Sonic Lost World Gamescon trailer youtube.com gamingeek
[nintendolife.com] Potential Wii U Pokémon Title Could be a Fighting Game Called Pokkén Fighters - screen here nintendolife.com gamingeek
[edge-online.com] X1 launch plan sharpens focus on the mainstream "Guns and football" edge-online.com gamingeek
[edge-online.com] Next-gen is getting ‘closer and closer’ to photorealism says David Cage edge-online.com gamingeek
[computerandvideogames.com] CVG reviews Disney Infinity 8/10 computerandvideogames.com impressions gamingeek
[computerandvideogames.com] Fable Legends details Xbox One, online, 4 player, Unreal Engine 4 etc computerandvideogames.com gamingeek
[computerandvideogames.com] GC: Xbox One UI screenshots released computerandvideogames.com gamingeek
[computerandvideogames.com] Xbox One to come with free FIFA 14 in Europe If pre-ordered computerandvideogames.com gamingeek
[gamefront.de] Dead Rising 3 screens Looks current gen gamefront.de media gamingeek
[gamefront.de] CV Mirror of Fate HD screens Pretty nice gamefront.de media gamingeek
[eurogamer.net] Microsoft reveals Killer Instinct pricing  and £34.99 Ultra Edition Six characters at launch, priced £3.99 each eurogamer.net news gamingeek
[eurogamer.net] Ubisoft confirms Tom Clancy's The Division for PC Don't gloat Edgecrusher eurogamer.net gamingeek
[gamekyo.com] Ryse Gladiator mode trailer gamekyo.com gamingeek
[gamekyo.com] Dead Rising 3 : new images gamekyo.com gamingeek
[nintendoeverything.com] Activision bringing Ghosts to Wii U to help it succeed "Obviously if they’re successful, that’s good for our business, that’s been our strategy in the past, we’ve been a very kind of platform agnostic company" nintendoeverything.com gamingeek
[gonintendo.com] Nintendo was behind theCOD: Ghosts announcement delay RUMOR: From what I understand, Activision waited for Nintendo to give them an 'approval' on something. That delayed announcement of Wii U version. gonintendo.com news gamingeek
[kotaku.com] Score, score, score, score, score, score, score, score, score... Get rid of fucking score thing and just believe in yourself!! kotaku.com phantom_leo
[ign.com] The Bureau: Xcom Declassified (5.5) Mediocre Review Don't call it Xcom. ign.com impressions phantom_leo
[youtube.com] Infamous Second Son PS4 controller feature. Best looking next gen game. youtube.com media Dvader
[youtube.com] Lightning Returns FFXIII gamescom trailer. Interesting youtube.com media Dvader
[neogaf.com] AMD: PS4 performance advantage over XB1 bigger than many expect thanks to Heterogeneous Uniform Memory Access neogaf.com gamingeek
[nintendoeverything.com] Deus Ex: Human Revolution – Director’s Cut screenshots U version nintendoeverything.com media gamingeek
[nintendoeverything.com] Rayman Legends screenshots Giant Lucha Libre boss! nintendoeverything.com media gamingeek
[videogamer.com] GTA 5's adults only content: sex acts, nudity Drug use and dismemberment. Also a brief instance of necrophilia, according to the game's ESRB rating. videogamer.com gamingeek
[videogamer.com] PS3 to PS4 game upgrade will work for discs Buy a PS3 game disc, upgrade to a digital PS4 version for a fee videogamer.com gamingeek
[videogamer.com] inFamous: Second Son: Fetch Trailer videogamer.com gamingeek
[videogamer.com] Beyond can be played with an iPad Other iOS and Android devices supported for PS3 game. Co-op mode also announced. videogamer.com news gamingeek
[computerandvideogames.com] Microsoft control over indie prices legally similar to Sony Both Xbox One and PS4 vendors reserve right to control RRPs, yet devs claim Sony is more flexible computerandvideogames.com gamingeek
[gamefront.de] 25 x Killzone Shadow Fall gamefront.de gamingeek
[gamekyo.com] GC 2013 : images Rime gamekyo.com gamingeek
[gamekyo.com] GC 2013 : images Drive Club gamekyo.com gamingeek
[gamekyo.com] GC 2013 : artworks The Order 1886 gamekyo.com gamingeek
[gonintendo.com] Watch_Dogs feature film in the works gonintendo.com gamingeek
COD Ghosts current-gen to be the 'full featured' "Our entire goal is ensuring we hit that 60 frames and this is going to be the best current gen we’ve ever done, it looks better than ever and it’s the full featured experience." nowgamer.com gamingeek
Unity for Wii U opens up GamePad hardware and more - the license's cost is waived for developers on Wii U polygon.com gamingeek
Ubisoft believes in Nintendo, thinks Wii U can be a success Work on Zombi U helped Watch_Dogs experience polygon.com gamingeek
[engadget.com] Ubisoft 'consider the Wii U a great machine' '[and] the GamePad is second to none. We just need Nintendo to put more energy [in]' engadget.com gamingeek
[nintendoeverything.com] Sonic Lost World Deadly Six Bonus Edition screens nintendoeverything.com gamingeek
[gamekyo.com] Zelda Wind Waker HD : new images gamekyo.com gamingeek
[sega.com] Sonic Lost World Deadly Six/Bonus Edition - more details This exclusive level is accessed via a redeemable code when pre-ordering the game, or while supplies last. The NiGHTMARE DLC can be played at any point in the game. sega.com gamingeek
Wind Waker HD - more details on Hero mode Enemies deal double damage, cannot find hearts in the environment... more polygon.com gamingeek
[gonintendo.com] 'GC rumors say that you should keep an eye on the US eShop' 'Big things are brewing down in Cologne.' gonintendo.com gamingeek
[neogaf.com] ONM Rayman Legends Wii U - review 92% - "A turnaround of ideas to rival Mario Galaxy - this is what the Gamepad is for" neogaf.com impressions gamingeek
[neogaf.com] Thief, new screens neogaf.com gamingeek
[joystiq.com] Deus Ex: Human Revolution Wii U $50 at retail But listed at $30 for current gen joystiq.com gamingeek
[mcvuk.com] Sony looking for right time to "re-announce" The Last Guardian mcvuk.com news gamingeek
[gamekyo.com] Yakuza Ishin : images gamekyo.com gamingeek
[eurogamer.net] Whisper it, but Xbox One is finding its stride   "I still won't buy one for now, but I reckon a lot of people will." eurogamer.net editorial gamingeek
[eurogamer.net] COD Ghosts dedicated servers for Xbox One and PC but what about PlayStation and Xbox 360? eurogamer.net gamingeek
[eurogamer.net] Sonic Lost World: Deadly Six Edition announced Includes NiGHTs-inspired bonus DLC. eurogamer.net news gamingeek
[videogamer.com] Bayonetta was "on the brink of disappearing" Kamiya is very grateful to Nintendo for allowing the sequel to happen. videogamer.com gamingeek
[videogamer.com] FIFA 14 on Vita is the same as previous games but with updated teams videogamer.com news gamingeek
[ign.com] Xcom Expands Enemy Within coming in November! ign.com news edgecrusher
[computerandvideogames.com] The Division video demos tablet 'companion' gameplay computerandvideogames.com gamingeek
[computerandvideogames.com] Review: Flashback HD computerandvideogames.com gamingeek
[computerandvideogames.com] Sony can remain a player in the handheld market, says Yoshida computerandvideogames.com gamingeek
[gamefront.de] 10 Destiny screens gamefront.de gamingeek
[gamesindustry.biz] n-Space: publishers not interested in Nintendo platforms We think their hardware's great. We think more often than not they have the right mindset in the difficult game world we live in...There's just very low demand gamesindustry.biz gamingeek
[nintendolife.com] Shin'en - All titles a commercial success, Jett Rocket II direction, Wii U port, sequel and other Wii U projects nintendolife.com gamingeek
[gonintendo.com] Nintendo removes Japanese indie devs restrictions? gonintendo.com impressions gamingeek
[destructoid.com] SteamWorld Dig - review Good: A solid game that definitely has an audience. Might lack replay value, could be too short or there are some hard-to-ignore faults, but the experience is fun destructoid.com impressions gamingeek
[youtube.com] Watch_Dogs - video interview youtube.com gamingeek
Iwata Asks - The Wonderful 101 viglink.com gamingeek
[eurogamer.net] Steve Ballmer to retire within the next 12 months Coincidence? eurogamer.net news SupremeAC
$2 billion Microsoft investor looking to end Xbox division Investor getting board seat “Xbox is cool, but by our estimates Microsoft has not made money at this” eteknix.com gamingeek
[eurogamer.net] Eurogamer: game installation is mandatory on both consoles "Hard drive could fill up very, very quickly." eurogamer.net gamingeek
[youtube.com] WSJ: Animal Crossing: NL is the Seinfeld of video games Nook and co do 'The Contest' youtube.com gamingeek
[officialnintendomagazine.co.uk] ONM: Miyamoto isn't guest-editing their 100th issue "Shigeru Miyamoto has made a massively significant contribution to our issue 100 but he will now not be guest editing." officialnintendomagazine.co.uk gamingeek
[ign.com] EA Sports: We have a great relationship with Nintendo Still not developing for Wii U ign.com gamingeek
GameStop: Holiday 2013 is Key to Wii U Success! 'At launch, the Wii U exceeded expectations. Since then they have been softer' craveonline.com gamingeek
[ign.com] IGN: Battlefield 4's graphics lacking on PS4 "Battlefield 4 on PS4 looked soft and muddled. " ign.com gamingeek
Kinect Sports Rivals tech 'so good it's basically art' says Microsoft Studio polygon.com gamingeek
[officialnintendomagazine.co.uk] New Smash Bros. Screenshot shows us planes on WuHu Island officialnintendomagazine.co.uk gamingeek
Rare have ideas for Kinect in Perfect Dark, Banjo, Viva Pinata "Xbox deploy Kazoozie glide move" oxm.co.uk gamingeek
[videogamer.com] Ubisoft 'aiming for locked 30FPS' with PS4 & X1 The Crew 60FPS unrealistic videogamer.com gamingeek
[videogamer.com] Steve Ballmer to retire from Microsoft within 12 months To join Zynga....? videogamer.com gamingeek
[videogamer.com] GTA 5 will let you get your genitals pierced? Better than Witcher 2 videogamer.com gamingeek
[gamekyo.com] Grand Theft Auto V : new images gamekyo.com gamingeek
[computerandvideogames.com] Final Fantasy X/X-2 HD gameplay trailer released computerandvideogames.com gamingeek
[edge-online.com] Gaijin on why they aint on Xbox One and power difference PS4 GPU, like 40 per cent more powerful. DDR5 is basically 50 per cent more powerful than DDR3, but the memory write is bigger on Xbox One edge-online.com gamingeek
[eurogamer.net] NFS Rivals is 30FPS on all platforms because of AllDrive AllDrive is the system used to seamlessly matchmake players within the same open world city. In the game, players can bump into each other whether they're completing Assignments as a cop, Speed Lists eurogamer.net gamingeek
[computerandvideogames.com] EA insists relationship with Sony 'is very good' "We're changing nothing in our policy about being platform-agnostic" - Apart from Wii U computerandvideogames.com gamingeek
[computerandvideogames.com] EA planning second wave of original IP on next-gen But not on Wii U? computerandvideogames.com gamingeek
[eurogamer.net] Disney Infinity Eurogamer 6/10 review "however. While Infinity is adequate in basic gameplay terms, and will certainly amuse Disney-fixated youngsters for a while, it falls short of the games whose ideas it borrows." eurogamer.net impressions gamingeek
[eurogamer.net] Yoshida falls asleep during Gamescom PlayStation panel David Cage was sharing a monologue on storytelling eurogamer.net gamingeek
[videogamer.com] Xbox One (may) have implementation of hUMA memory system Just like PS4, say anonymous dev videogamer.com gamingeek
[edge-online.com] Super Mario 3D World: exquisite, essential 3D multi update? Or mere stopgap? - ", this is an exquisitely enhanced successor, certainly looking the part even if it doesn’t necessarily play it." edge-online.com gamingeek
Miyamoto to be guest editor for 100th issue  of Official Nintendo Magazine nintendo-insider.com gamingeek
[youtube.com] A Good Look at the PS4 UI From gamescom, single camera shot, not the same as the live conference footage. youtube.com media aspro
[venturebeat.com] Sony Apologizes for GTAV Leaks “We sincerely apologize to Rockstar and GTA fans across the world who were exposed to the spoiler content" venturebeat.com news aspro
[gameinformer.com] Gamescom Winners Announced Pretty dull list really. gameinformer.com news aspro
[kickstarter.com] Awesomenauts: Starstorm on Verge of Being Kickstarted Just 3 grand to go. kickstarter.com news aspro
[nintendoeverything.com] Forgotten Memories screenshots Silent Hill like nintendoeverything.com media gamingeek
[ign.com] Ubisoft - Nintendo has best brands in the world Need to push Wii U more ign.com gamingeek
[gameunder.net] Game Under Podcast Episode 20 Wonderful 101, Papers Please, Pikmin 3, Max Payne 2 a feture on 3rd Person Shooters and more. gameunder.net editorial impressions media news aspro
[usgamer.net] No new Metroid? No Problem. Indies do what Nintendon't. usgamer.net edgecrusher
[nintendoeverything.com] Pikmin 3, The Wonderful 101 t-shirts hit Club Nintendo Zelda: Wind Waker HD too nintendoeverything.com gamingeek
[eurogamer.net] Deep Silver aims to "absolutely continue" the Metro series But wants to make it "more accessible for a broader gamer audience." eurogamer.net gamingeek
[gameinformer.com] The LEGO Movie Videogame - preview gameinformer.com gamingeek
[gamekyo.com] The Wind Waker HD trailer shows special edition Wii U Hero mode gamekyo.com media gamingeek
Dungeons & Dragons: Chronicles of Mystara still coming to Wii U moved to September capcom-unity.com gamingeek
[youtube.com] 6 minutes of Killzone multiplayer. So beautiful! 60 FPS! youtube.com media Dvader
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End of Xbox Division?

A report by BizJournals claims that ValueAct, a $2 billion Microsoft investor with a 1% stake in the company, is seeking to achieve some major changes at Microsoft. Analyst Rick Sherlund claims that big changes are going to take place very soon as other shareholders support the decision to get rid of Steve Ballmer in addition to the investment group ValueAct. According to the report ValueAct are seeking to replace Steve Ballmer because his strategy “inspires little confidence”.

Apparently Microsoft has no choice but to give ValueAct a board seat otherwise they might launch a “public war” on Steve Ballmer and Microsoft that could end with serious turmoil at the company.

“A decision by the board at Microsoft to offer a nomination for a board seat could keep the activist agenda behind closed doors and take longer for shareholders to see potential benefits”

Furthermore it is believed they might target the Xbox division and try and get rid of it altogether. This would allow Microsoft to focus on other products  and mainly Windows.

“Xbox is cool, but by our estimates Microsoft has not made money at this”

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Sat, 24 Aug 2013 12:44:07

I'd be sad to see Xbox go. Their hardware has always put me off (though apart from leads my original Xbox has done pretty well over the years) but the industry is always more interesting when there are at least three companies making consoles. Two gets way too back and forth and boring.

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Sat, 24 Aug 2013 13:50:12
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This video still makes me laugh. LOL

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Sat, 24 Aug 2013 14:16:25

Pikmin 3, The Wonderful 101 t-shirts hit Club Nintendo

Okay what the fuck NOA??? These shirt are fucking epic. But what's the only new thing that NOA has offered up in months? A Pikmin tote bag. Who the hell has used a tote bag for anything since 1984? I have over 700 points just sitting there and what the hell am I supposed to buy? An Epic Yarn patch set? Fuck!

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Sat, 24 Aug 2013 14:19:36
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I'd be sad to see Xbox go. Their hardware has always put me off (though apart from leads my original Xbox has done pretty well over the years) but the industry is always more interesting when there are at least three companies making consoles. Two gets way too back and forth and boring.

I don't really care either way. I'd be sad to see Nintendo go just because I think its good to have at least one pure gaming company in the mix...whether Nintendo or SEGA. Having one less console saves me money though. Give me Halo and Gears and Fable on the PC. Sell Rareware to somebody else.

I always thought of the 32 bit era as just being between two consoles, as SEGA was so far out of it that they really didn't matter. It was Sony and Nintendo, and I was fine with that.  In fact I think Nintendo is a better company for gamers when they only have to contend with one giant corporation instead of two. They both had their niche, and you knew everything you wanted was on one or the other.

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Sat, 24 Aug 2013 14:26:33
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I wonder if the Director's Cut will be a free upgrade on the PC, or if they will charge owners for it? There has been games recently that have had director's cuts versions on the PC where, if you already owned the game, they wouldn't charge you for the upgrade. Since I already own the game, I'm not sure how much I'd be willing to pay for it again.

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Sat, 24 Aug 2013 14:27:38
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I'd be sad to see Xbox go. Their hardware has always put me off (though apart from leads my original Xbox has done pretty well over the years) but the industry is always more interesting when there are at least three companies making consoles. Two gets way too back and forth and boring.

I agree the industry has been better off 3 players in the marketplace. And Microsoft has been good for the industry (X-Box Live, the marketplace, mandatory harddrive). But if I were a Microsoft investor I'd probably have to ask the same questions. You've got a product line that's been a huge focus for over a decade, but not making money and given the state of the industry isn't likely to do much better than it is now... I'd need convincing as to why you need to keep it going. Having a "cool product" doesn't pay my stock dividends.

Though I'm also a little confused. I thought the Xbox division had been in the black for the past couple years.

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Sat, 24 Aug 2013 14:34:43
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I agree the industry has been better off 3 players in the marketplace. And Microsoft has been good for the industry (X-Box Live, the marketplace, mandatory harddrive).

None of those things are really a big deal anymore though. Everyone is doing the same thing, basically. I'd argue that over the past few years Microsoft has done a lot less to improve things, and a lot more to nickle & dime the shit out of everyone and just generally lead things down a bad path for the consumer.

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Sat, 24 Aug 2013 14:36:36

BTW....Metal Gear Rising is a blast. Can't believe how much I am liking it. Even though its a total action game, it totally fits in perfectly with the Metal Gear universe. Best game I have played from Platinum Games.

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Sat, 24 Aug 2013 15:40:13
I'd be so very disappointed if Microsoft exited the console buisness. I really like what they've brought to the table and I love the gaming library that they have of which I want to see continue to be available on a console platform, particularily theirs. Having 3 companies in the race seems perfect to me. I really hope they stay in it for a long time yet.

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Sat, 24 Aug 2013 15:49:30
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None of those things are really a big deal anymore though. Everyone is doing the same thing, basically. I'd argue that over the past few years Microsoft has done a lot less to improve things, and a lot more to nickle & dime the shit out of everyone and just generally lead things down a bad path for the consumer.

They're not a big deal anymore, but they did it first and they helped push the direction of the industry. My point is they've been good for the industry (even if I'd never actually touch one of their consoles) and I think they can continue to be good for it. I'd argue between all of the stuff I've mentioned and the acheivement systems they've done more for gaming in the past decade that Sony has.

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Sat, 24 Aug 2013 16:22:59

I honestly don't care if MS leaves the console industry or not, but  I'm sure Nintendo and Sony would be happier if they did.

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Sat, 24 Aug 2013 17:13:45
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Though I'm also a little confused. I thought the Xbox division had been in the black for the past couple years.

It has, but that division has lost billions, so it would take many years of profit to break even. They also spent 100 million to slightly redesign their almost-perfect 360 controller. So now I have to wonder how much they have spent designing the entire Xbone console? One billion? Two billion? Just crazy.

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Sat, 24 Aug 2013 17:23:22
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They're not a big deal anymore, but they did it first and they helped push the direction of the industry. My point is they've been good for the industry (even if I'd never actually touch one of their consoles) and I think they can continue to be good for it. I'd argue between all of the stuff I've mentioned and the acheivement systems they've done more for gaming in the past decade that Sony has.

This is true.....its funny though, because they basically just kind of copied SEGA with the online idea and just pumped a shitload of money into it. Marketplace was basically a natural extension of that, but with all the dlc bullshit its as much a curse as it is a blessing. I do think Sony seems to be more on a good path NOW, than Microsoft does. IMO they showed their true colors at the Xbone reveal, and they aren't pretty. Granted they've backtracked on this stuff, but the fact remains they WANT to do it.

Over the past 5 years I don't think Microsoft or Sony have done much to brag about overall. But Sony has at least improved some things on their end to the point where they seem like they are making good choices again.

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Sat, 24 Aug 2013 17:30:13
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It has, but that division has lost billions, so it would take many years of profit to break even. They also spent 100 million to slightly redesign their almost-perfect 360 controller. So now I have to wonder how much they have spent designing the entire Xbone console? One billion? Two billion? Just crazy.

2 billion just to come up with a system comparable to a decent current PC? That IS crazy!

I still like the Xbox 1 controllers more than 360. 360 had better back/start button placement and better black/white bumper placement....but the Xbox 1 controllers were WAAAY more durable, had better analog sticks, and a better D-pad. Triggers and face buttons were exactly the same or close to it.

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Sat, 24 Aug 2013 17:51:12

Full description of Witcher 3 gamescom demo

http://www.neogaf.com/forum/showthread.php?t=658165

Its like they listened to all my issues on Witcher 2 and fixed them. This game will be so amazing. Edge hold me.

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Sat, 24 Aug 2013 17:54:25
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Edge hold me.

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Sat, 24 Aug 2013 17:54:39
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2 billion just to come up with a system comparable to a decent current PC? That IS crazy!

I still like the Xbox 1 controllers more than 360. 360 had better back/start button placement and better black/white bumper placement....but the Xbox 1 controllers were WAAAY more durable, had better analog sticks, and a better D-pad. Triggers and face buttons were exactly the same or close to it.

I liked the S-controller, but the 360 pad destroys it in both comfort and functionality. The d-pad is worse on the 360, I'll give you that. As far as durability, I never had any problems with my 360 controllers.

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Sat, 24 Aug 2013 17:55:25

LOL

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