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News Comments > Morning Consolidation
36. Re: Morning Consolidation Nov 4, 2014, 15:25 btallas
 
nutshell42 wrote on Nov 4, 2014, 13:45:
btallas wrote on Nov 3, 2014, 17:47:
Out of curiosity, why don't you hate sony for not porting to PC?

Because it's not Sony Windows. It's one thing not to support a competitors platform. But ignoring your own to ram a console that apparently can't survive on its merits down your customers throats is bullshit

Last I heard linux isn't made by microsoft and it seems to be picking up steam lately. Heck, the playstation platforms of late already run a form of freebsd as their OS, probably wouldn't take much to port the games to linux.

And as far as the console surviving on it's own merits, didn't the xbox 360 sell close to 80 million units? That hardly seems like it's struggling to survive on its own merits. I can't tell you how many xbox one units have sold but I highly doubt it's struggling to survive on its own merits either.
 
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News Comments > Morning Consolidation
30. Re: Morning Consolidation Nov 4, 2014, 00:17 btallas
 
Orogogus wrote on Nov 3, 2014, 20:22:
Cyanotetyphas wrote on Nov 3, 2014, 17:59:
I think this is because most Sony exclusives are third person action games, which play fine on PC but is not a traditional genre there (and only play fine because of controller support).

That doesn't sound too plausible. I think the MS side of things is pretty heavy on third person shooters, for the same reasons. I can only think of one significant MS FPS franchise (starts with H, ends with alo), which is pretty much comparable to 2 for Sony (Resistance and Killzone). Everything else tends to be multiplatform, and usually on the PC as well.

And really, a fair chunk of the notable early third person action games were on the PC, if not PC exclusive. Tomb Raider and Max Payne. Heavy Metal, Heretic 2, Alone in the Dark. The lightsaber parts of Jedi Knight.

I also can't imagine people caring a whole lot about internal vs. external development. I'd imagine it's more that people feel MS could be putting resources towards PC games, and, well, good old fanboyism. His platform is, in so many words, "I won't buy Microsoft because they have fewer exclusives, and also I hate it when they get exclusives." So that's kind of no-win.

Thanks for the explanation. I pretty much figured the same.
 
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News Comments > Morning Consolidation
21. Re: Morning Consolidation Nov 3, 2014, 17:47 btallas
 
nutshell42 wrote on Nov 3, 2014, 17:32:
Currently the console line-up consists of games better played on PC and souped up games you already played on the last gen.

Long term Sony will win because they actually produces and secure exclusives. Microsoft has nothing but Forza and TEH HALOZ!!!!11 and if they ever got something I'm interested in I would only hate them more for not putting it on PC.

So in the end the only thing those boxes are good for is as media center and for Facebook. That was MS's idea all along, brilliant! Fuck them.

I couldn't wait for the old console cycle to end but it doesn't seem like the new one will get going any time soon.

Out of curiosity, why don't you hate sony for not porting to PC?
 
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News Comments > The Evil Within Minimum Specs
1. Re: The Evil Within Minimum Specs Oct 3, 2014, 10:02 btallas
 
I've never seen a game require an i7 processor for minimum spec. Looking at videos of the game, it's not a graphical showcase. Is the extra power going to enemy AI or more enemies on screen?  
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News Comments > Evening Metaverse
1. Re: Evening Metaverse Aug 30, 2014, 00:16 btallas
 
Regarding the map that shows every connected device on the internet, I wanna know what's connected in the middle of Greenland.  
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News Comments > Evening Consolidation
2. Re: Evening Consolidation Aug 14, 2014, 20:57 btallas
 
Regarding no need to buy outright exclusivity, that's odd considering they paid for 1 year of exclusive content with Destiny. Weird to call out microsoft when they do the same when they can.  
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News Comments > World of Darkness Cancelled
2. Re: World of Darkness Cancelled Apr 14, 2014, 13:10 btallas
 
Terrible news. This was the only MMO I was actually looking forward to playing.  
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News Comments > Morning Consolidation
5. Re: Morning Consolidation Mar 6, 2014, 13:57 btallas
 
Verno wrote on Mar 6, 2014, 12:49:
(although it seems blues never posts anything negative on Sony so maybe it's just what it is with this site)

That's nonsense, Blue posts pretty much all news he gets good or bad for whatever company. When Sony had the big PSN hack we had several large stories on it. Sony just has improved their messaging so there hasn't been as much "negative" to comment on as in the past. Microsoft gets bad PR because they spent the past year literally fucking up their hard earned reputation in almost every way imaginable.

Blue doesn't read minds, if you see something that isn't posted then send it in. Just in the past few days we've had stories on Amy Hennig getting forced out of Naughty Dog, SM studio closures and Sony having layoffs at other first party studios so I'm not sure where you even get the idea that there is some sort of overriding brand preference here.

Based on your wording I suspect that you have some brand preferences of your own anyway.

You are absolutely 100% correct, I do have a brand preference. It's called the PC master race™
 
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News Comments > Morning Consolidation
2. Re: Morning Consolidation Mar 6, 2014, 10:42 btallas
 
nin wrote on Mar 6, 2014, 08:54:
Become a VIP at the Xbox Austin Titanfall Event.

Those titanfall bundles are just flying off the shelf.


Out of curiosity, is your mom or dad on the board at Sony? Seems like every bit of negative news on anything xbox, you make a negative comment on (although it seems blues never posts anything negative on Sony so maybe it's just what it is with this site). I'm really just curious as to your affiliation with Sony.

Example, earlier this week it was revealed that Sony will be closing 20 of their 31 US retail stores (source: sony closing stores). Nothing at all posted here on that. Seems like Sony is struggling more than Microsoft but yet you would never know that here.
 
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News Comments > Torchlight 2 Free Weekend
3. Re: Torchlight 2 Free Weekend Jan 9, 2014, 19:24 btallas
 
In my opinion the only game that came close to diablo 2 was titan quest. Looking forward to grim dawn (since it's being designed by the titan quest devs), tempted to buy the steam early release.  
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News Comments > Morning Consolidation
3. Re: Morning Consolidation Oct 10, 2013, 10:43 btallas
 
Funny thing, if it was announced that Microsoft was doing this (and they probably are), people here would be clamoring for them to be shut down because of slave labor. Sony does it and it's a funny joke.  
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News Comments > Steam Hardware Prototype Details
24. Re: Steam Hardware Prototype Details Oct 4, 2013, 22:53 btallas
 
dj LiTh wrote on Oct 4, 2013, 19:05:
They are going to lose so much money...

Why? Because of the psfail and the xbox 180? I personally like valve's chances in regards to those systems.
 
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News Comments > NVIDIA: "No Longer Possible" for Consoles to Better PC Graphics
3. Re: NVIDIA: Sep 24, 2013, 10:15 btallas
 
Tell us something we don't know. The only time a console even comes close to PC graphics is the beginning of a new console generation. This upcoming new generation will probably be on par with PC graphics from a year or so ago.  
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News Comments > Grand Theft Auto V Map Leaked
17. Re: Grand Theft Auto V Map Leaked Sep 11, 2013, 00:02 btallas
 
2nd_floor wrote on Sep 10, 2013, 23:51:
How big is the Skyrim map vs. this leaked map? This one seems small. Maybe the city just looks small because of the wilderness area and smaller towns/areas behind it. Is GTA IV bigger or small or same as this leaked shot?

Anybody know why Rockstar is making GTA V for X360/PS3 instead of Xbone and PS4, which will be able to produce much better quality and larger everything in the game?

Can you even run X360 games on Xbone? And PS3 games on PS4?

Much larger install base for the current gen consoles (since no consumer has a next gen console) plus it has been in development for 3-5 years now (supposedly).
 
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News Comments > Grand Theft Auto V Map Leaked
9. Re: Grand Theft Auto V Map Leaked Sep 10, 2013, 23:07 btallas
 
nin wrote on Sep 10, 2013, 22:03:
The Half Elf wrote on Sep 10, 2013, 21:44:
nin wrote on Sep 10, 2013, 21:04:
Come to papa!!!!!


I demand you purchase the 360 edition just so I can torture you, the way you the way you have tortured everyone else the last 2 weeks.


360s dead. Fuck them and their shoddy hardware.


lol 360's dead! GTA 5 on the 360 is only beating the ps3 in pre orders by almost 600k. The 360 is indeed quite dead (source http://www.vgchartz.com/preorders/)
 
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News Comments > Steamships Ahoy - Space Hulk
4. Re: Steamships Ahoy - Space Hulk Aug 15, 2013, 23:20 btallas
 
Whiskers wrote on Aug 15, 2013, 22:29:
Anxious to see feedback from people who give this a go. Hoping it's good.

Only games I've ever played in the Warhammer universe were the Dawn of War series and the failed MMO. I dig turned based strategy games so decided to take the plunge on this. Not real far in (did the 3 tutorial missions and just completed the campaign's second mission) but so far I'm really digging it. Haven't run into any game breaking bugs or crashes so far.
 
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News Comments > Arkane's Prey 2 Rumors Resurface
1. Re: Arkane's Prey 2 Rumors Resurface Aug 15, 2013, 21:00 btallas
 
Saw a gameplay demo for the Human Head version at quakecon in 2011. Thought it looked quite awesome and became very interested in the game. It's a shame that version will never see the light of day.  
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News Comments > Evening Consolidation
32. Re: Evening Consolidation Aug 10, 2013, 22:57 btallas
 
Redmask wrote on Aug 10, 2013, 10:05:
Beamer wrote on Aug 10, 2013, 01:36:
The analog sticks are still both not where thumbs naturally rest. That, to me, is the biggest issue. The focus is on the dpad, which I rarely use.

This makes no sense, your hands don't naturally rest anywhere with a controller, it's all about how the handholds are designed. There's actually more precedent for symmetrical analog sticks (arcades, PS1+, etc) than not. The focus isn't on anything in particular, that's like saying the touchpad is the focus because its in the middle top of the pad. Get your hands on a controller and we'll see, yes I have by the way and this is coming from someone who preferred the 360 controller previously. It is night and day difference between the DS3 and DS4.

Besides he was saying they're the same and I pointed out how they not in several ways. If you guys don't want to have an open mind before even holding either one well whatever, it's your money.

Still looks almost exactly the same to me:
ps3 controller
ps4 controller

The analog sticks are still parallel to each other, not offset at all. I'm sorry that the controller isn't comfortable to me (just got done playing Last of Us again for only about 30 minutes because the controller sux) but wow, don't get overly excited just because in my opinion the 360/xbone controller is better for me.
 
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News Comments > Evening Consolidation
28. Re: Evening Consolidation Aug 10, 2013, 04:13 btallas
 
Beamer wrote on Aug 10, 2013, 01:36:
Redmask wrote on Aug 9, 2013, 23:49:
btallas wrote on Aug 9, 2013, 17:10:
It looks as if the ps4 has the same general design and if that's so, no way in hell I'll be getting one of those until they're dirt cheap.

What? No, it doesn't, I don't know how you got that impression. The space between the analog thumbsticks is increased to give it a better proportion, it has vastly improved triggers and shoulder buttons, curved handholds and its weight to size ratio is much better. It is not an iteration on the Dual Shock 3 outside of some shared ancestry in terms of buttons present.

Go look at a side by side with the DS3 and DS4. It's obvious they took into account all of the criticisms from pro-360 controller people and sought to rectify those. I suspect you will be very pleased with the PS4 controller overall coming from a 360 controller. The Xbone controller is the one that concerns me a bit, it just looks weird in pictures.

The analog sticks are still both not where thumbs naturally rest.

This times 1000! The analog sticks are way more comfortable in the positions they're at on the 360 / xbone controller than they are on the ps3 / ps4 controller. Again, my opinion.
 
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