Shadow1980

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    PlayStation Classic receiving mixed hands-on reviews (did Sony even develop it themselves?)

    in Sony Discussion 15 hours ago

    twintail said: And so you just ignore Sony courting 3rd party devs before Nintendo had even confirmed carts, Sony gunning for Namco (ridge racer) and Konami in order to attract the arcade crowd, buying Psygonosis which resulted in them getting cheaper and more compatible PS1 devkits for devs, designing an arguably more attractive looking console (for the time), marketed to an older...

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    Best campaign of the Halo series, and why

    in Microsoft Discussion 22 hours ago

    I still think Halo CE has the best campaign. I love how big and open the level design is, the enemies were the most fun to fight and the combat in general felt like it gave you more play style options (the weapon sandbox was clearly designed for campaign; in MP it has questionable balance), and the difficulty on Legendary was tough but fair (as opposed to subsequent games where Legendary is...

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    PlayStation Classic receiving mixed hands-on reviews (did Sony even develop it themselves?)

    in Sony Discussion 1 day ago

    Replicant said: If you had only expressed yourself this way from the start. I agree with the above of course, and I don't even see how it's debatable. But tbf it's pretty far from the gist of your first post (below).   I already admitted it was a poor choice of words. I should have said "dominated" instead of "succeeded." The PS1 selling 40-50M would have still been...

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    PlayStation Classic receiving mixed hands-on reviews (did Sony even develop it themselves?)

    in Sony Discussion 1 day ago

    twintail said: I already gave you my opinion many posts ago: that your belief that the failure of Nintendo meant Sony succeeded is just nonsense. And I will state it again, this is an incredibly shallow viewpoint that completely disregards proactive moves that Sony made. because the argument is, quite plainly, reductive. And quite frankly, one sided. I never said that Sony's success was...

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    What I Want For The Next Zelda

    in Nintendo Discussion 2 days ago

    BotW was a good foundation for upcoming Zelda games, but it fell short of perfection in my view. The next game ought to do the following: - About 12-15 full-scale dungeons each with their own distinct theme and unique boss. The mini-shrines were interesting at first, but they became wearisome after a while, and the four Divine Beasts were too similar to each other thematically, as were the...

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    The 9th Annual Greatest Games Event - Discussion Thread: Day #46

    in Gaming Discussion 2 days ago

    I wish I could successfully make a table here on VGC without the formatting going all screwy with cell width and the like. Is it a Firefox thing or something? In any case, there's a couple of new entries on my list this year, both released since October of last year, and I rearranged a few entries below the top 30 from last year. And honestly, there's still some older games that I can't put on...

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    PlayStation Classic receiving mixed hands-on reviews (did Sony even develop it themselves?)

    in Sony Discussion 2 days ago

    twintail said: This isn't about what I think, it is about how you are limiting the scope of what Sony actually did to be competitive during that gen. Would things have been different? probably. To what extent we will never know. What you think is most certainly relevant. You disagree with my assessment that the PS1's domination of Gen 5 was due primarily to Nintendo's mistakes,...

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    PlayStation Classic receiving mixed hands-on reviews (did Sony even develop it themselves?)

    in Sony Discussion 3 days ago

    twintail said:   I suppose if you believe this rather simplified and narrow-minded explanation of history, you are more than welcome to . So, do you believe that even if Nintendo didn't drop the ball re: format choice that the PS1 still would have dominated and sold 100M units?...

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    The 9th Annual Greatest Games Event - Official Thread *POST ONLY ONCE*

    in Gaming Discussion 4 days ago

    Here we go!   50. Pikmin 3 (Wii U) 49. Gears of War 2 (360) 48. The Last of Us (PS3/PS4)   47. Halo 3 (360)...

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    No Physical Media for Next Gen?

    in Gaming Discussion 4 days ago

    No chance. Physical media will continue to persist for some time. Sure, digital has eroded physical's market share, but that doesn't mean that it will continue to do so indefinitely like it did for music (digital made inroads for movies & books, but we haven't seen Blu-ray and print sales crater like we did with CDs... at least not yet). There are simply too many gamers who prefer physical media,...

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    PlayStation Classic receiving mixed hands-on reviews (did Sony even develop it themselves?)

    in Sony Discussion 4 days ago

    twintail said: I am not really sure what part of TL;DR, the PlayStation succeeded because Nintendo screwed up means much else. I know you say 3rd party support but that ties directly into you saying that Nintendo not choosing CDs was the screwup that let Sony win, so essentially your argument is unchanged. Sony sticking with CDs was them being proactive, but it wasn't the only...

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    PlayStation Classic receiving mixed hands-on reviews (did Sony even develop it themselves?)

    in Sony Discussion 5 days ago

    twintail said:   Arguments like this are so reductive. Sony could have screwed up too, but they didn't. Sony did a better job at courting devs. They did a better job at looking outside the established gamer demographic. They actually bothered with EU as a market.  I didn't say PlayStation succeeded only because Nintendo screwed up. But Nintendo's mistakes were the...

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    PlayStation Classic receiving mixed hands-on reviews (did Sony even develop it themselves?)

    in Sony Discussion 6 days ago

    pokoko said: Back in the day, gaming in general was off my radar.  The NES had been a fun way to waste some time after school but rarely more than that.  Then the SNES came along and pretty much lost me.  Final Fantasy VI was the one real shining light.  I considered myself a Nintendo fan but they weren't holding my interest at all.  Everything just felt like more...

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    PlayStation Classic receiving mixed hands-on reviews (did Sony even develop it themselves?)

    in Sony Discussion 6 days ago

    thismeintiel said: Of course it grew the market.  Much more than when it was basically just Nintendo and Sega in the mix.  During the NES era, the two top consoles sold ~75M consoles combined, with the top console selling ~62M.  The following gen, ~80M total, with the top console selling just ~49M.  A growth of just 5M units, hardly anything to tout.  The PS1...

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    PlayStation Classic receiving mixed hands-on reviews (did Sony even develop it themselves?)

    in Sony Discussion 6 days ago

    RolStoppable said: twintail said: They never advertised it as anything else but a working PS1 in a smaller form factor. And that's what you've got. Indeed. Not Sony's fault that only now it dawns on people that the PS1 was overrated. Back in the day the PS1 was barely on my radar. I knew of it, but in 1995/96 I was more interested in what Nintendo had to offer. Then...

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    Your favourite game with a Meta below 75, and why

    in Gaming Discussion on 04 November 2018

    Driveclub. It was a solid racing game with absolutely gorgeous visuals....

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    What Were Your Peak Gaming Years?

    in Gaming Discussion on 03 November 2018

    I never had a peak. I play video games just as much now as I did 30 years ago. However, I did have a "valley," a nadir where my game-buying and game-playing slowed down quite a bit. Back in the first half of the 00s, video games started losing a lot of their luster, as many of the big games of the time had difficulty keeping my attention (aside from Halo, which I played a ton of). Furthermore, I...

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    Chart showing how much PS and Xbox consoles cut price after 5 years

    in Gaming Discussion on 03 November 2018

    The_Liquid_Laser said: I've noticed that over the years, the price on software drops faster and faster, especially used games at Gamestop.  However, new games drop to $40 then $20 just after a few months.  They may have to keep hardware prices up longer to compensate the lower profit on software.  I was surprised how long it took the PS3 price to come down, and I am even...

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    Chart showing how much PS and Xbox consoles cut price after 5 years

    in Gaming Discussion on 02 November 2018

    I haven't updated Xbox pricing data, but here's a different chart showing inflation-adjusted PlayStation price trajectories over their first six years: The PS4 is as of September 2018 more expensive than any other PlayStation system was by their respective fifth September. The PS1 was the least expensive overall through most of its life, the PS3 was the most expensive through most of its life,...

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    (UPDATE: FAKE NEWS) New patch reportedly makes Silent Hill P.T Unplayable

    in Sony Discussion on 01 November 2018

    method114 said: xl-klaudkil said: That digital only gaming will be so awesome! It's only inevitable that this happens eventually. It's already like that on PC and I haven't had any issues at all with it. There are drawbacks to physical games as well especially those with children. The drawbacks to physical media are vanishingly few and minor compared to digital. In...

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