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I agree, this would've been interesting to watch in its original form.  Now that the XBone has turned away from its original vision to appease the masses (as it probably should have), there's a much smaller gap in between the two systems, so it won't be as interesting to see one company "win" over the other now. 

1 year, 5 months ago on The ‘Original’ Xbox One Vs. PlayStation 4 Would’ve Been Interesting to Watch

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@Mists of Jupiter "They" tend to say a lot, but I too hope for news at E3 on one or more of these titles.

1 year, 10 months ago on PS3 Exclusives We Never Got To See

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@TomMurphy1 I don't know, I like the idea of "Vita XL". 

1 year, 10 months ago on Possible SONY Announcements for 2.20.13 Other Than The PS4

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@bowlingotter @Suburban_Hell "And bigger deals should be made if gaming journalism is ever to be respected."  -- No argument here on that, but I think that's an inherent problem across the board, very few have that situational awareness it seems.  That, or, and I shudder to think, there's a rampant payola scandal within the industry.  

I don't think "hey remember that game we gave you a month before anyone else so your review got read first?" should ever translate to "10 outta 10", but having come from the radio industry, I have seen some shit...

1 year, 10 months ago on Five Gaming Culture Personalities to Know

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@bowlingotter @Suburban_Hell What I'm saying is I don't think that Sessler's Slim Jim product placement nor Keighley's Mountain Dew/Doritos product placement was necessarily their own doing, but the company who provides them the outlet in which they report our news (in these cases Spike TV & Rev3).  

Spike got paid to shill Mountain Dew & Doritos as part of advertising revenue at the same time Microsoft was running some kind of promo with the junk, but I don't see Keighley saying everyone go buy Mountain Dew & Doritos because Master Cheif says so, by the way, 10 outta 10.

I think a bigger deal was made here than needed.  If this was about the GMAs, well, yeah, no-brainer all those events across all forms of media, see also Oscars, Grammy's, etc are corrupt and overrated and shouldn't be taken seriously to begin with.  I see no evidence that Keighley was paid by Microsoft to give Halo 4 a better review than if they hadn't.  Look at IGN news desk videos, littered with game paraphernalia in the background, does that mean they too are in the pockets of the gaming industry and are paid to give good reviews?  I sure hope we can't make that leap just from what anyone is sitting around at the time they make a judgment call.   

1 year, 10 months ago on Five Gaming Culture Personalities to Know

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@bowlingotter Should we then also vilify Sessler for his latest Sessler's Something sponsored by Slim Jim with Slim Jim product placement strewn about during his video? 

Our more prominent faces in the field show on a relative basis that they have been "bought", usually through some marketing ploy by the company airing their pieces.  I blame Spike more than I blame Geoff for this, and unless he went on to give Halo 4 the most outstanding review ever written without playing a minute of it, I'd still find him to be a credible source of information.

1 year, 10 months ago on Five Gaming Culture Personalities to Know

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@PostMesmeric @bowlingotter @Suburban_Hell Indeed, perhaps a who's who of gaming on YouTube would be more relevant for Angry Joe & the Game Grumps.  

1 year, 10 months ago on Five Gaming Culture Personalities to Know

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@bowlingotter @Suburban_Hell 

I'm not convinced that Doritos & Mountain Dew make Geoff Keighley not a gaming culture personality to follow.  That image could be taken out of context he could be shilling that giant load of junkfood in some kind of twitter campaign.  

That being said, I think most of the most well known are jaded and cynical because of how their respective television networks treat them.  See anyone at G4 over the last months of their existence.  

1 year, 10 months ago on Five Gaming Culture Personalities to Know

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Geoff Keighley?

Morgan Webb?

David Jaffe?

Michael Pachter?

Jessica Chobot?

The Game Grumps?  Ok, maybe not them...

1 year, 10 months ago on Five Gaming Culture Personalities to Know

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I couldn't agree more with this, nailed the review.

1 year, 11 months ago on Playstation All-Stars Battle Royale

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Not much for FPS anymore, but is Borderlands 2 Co-Op PVE?  Looks fun.

2 years, 1 month ago on Let’s Play Tuesday! Married Borderlands Part 1: Snifer Apple

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Looks awesome, can't wait to play it.

2 years, 1 month ago on Video Review | Need for Speed: Most Wanted

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Yeah, this game looks AWESOME, I can't wait to see more of it.

2 years, 4 months ago on Capcom’s New IP Remember Me Is One To Keep An Eye On

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@CarlosX360 I have played an arcade NeoGeo game, several throughout my lifetime, oh the hours I wasted on Baseball Stars and King of Fighters.  I must admit, however, I did not realize the console that we played at home was the exact same machinery in the box at the arcade, I just thought the memory cards we had were compatible so I could take my game at the arcade and finish it at home and vice versa.

That all being said, arcades are relatively dead these days, sad as it is to say that, and I really don't see the point in shelling out $200 dollars for  a 20 year old system just because it has a nifty handheld component now.  Who knows, maybe I'll be wrong and this thing will sell like hotcakes, but I just don't see it.  To me, bringing back the NeoGeo is like NEC bringing back the TurboGrafx.

2 years, 4 months ago on NeoGeo X Gold – Worldwide Distribution in December…But Why?

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Honestly, it's a big deal about nothing.  As Randy Pitchford says, it's not a thing, it's something a developer mis-spoke during a mini-conference for some of the gaming media, and people need to become far less sensitive this day and age, it's getting ridiculous the things you have to be wary of saying in front of different people.

2 years, 4 months ago on Borderlands 2′s Mechromancer Details and “Girlfriend Mode” Sexism or Sexy-ism?

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@stealth2k Not sure why you have so much hate for this device, maybe if this was 1983 you'd be hating on a company new to the market called Nintendo trying to squeeze their way in on the utter disaster that Atari was making of the games industry.

You can't fight progress, but, from now until April and even beyond the launch of the Ouya, all we can do is speculate right now, and right now, things are looking up for the console.

Sure, I don't see this console being the next big thing by all means, and Microsoft, Sony, Nintendo, probably don't have much to worry about, but I certainly believe there's room for it to exist on your tv stand next to your gaming console of choice, cable box, blu ray player, etc.

2 years, 4 months ago on Ouya 2nd most successful Kickstarter ever

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@bowlingotter Exactly this, right now the fact that we have devs and publishers willing to pilot titles onto the system is a big mark of the POTENTIAL the system has.  We've got 6-7 months before the system releases, and that's if they make their target launch date.  Am I excited by Final Fantasy 3 and Pacman?  Not entirely, but I'm excited by the prospect that publishers that develop major market titles are willing to work with the Ouya.

2 years, 4 months ago on Ouya 2nd most successful Kickstarter ever

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@stealth2k Well, who are you looking for in terms of dev support if you can't say that Square Enix or Namco Bandai are big players?

2 years, 4 months ago on Ouya 2nd most successful Kickstarter ever

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@stealth2k I'll be the first one to admit I'm one of the most skeptical people on this.  It reminds me very much of the Phantom, the Gizmondo, etc., but the recent surge in major developer and publisher support says that this could very well be quite a successful item.  

Plus, a 99 dollar console in this economy is going to sell a lot better than the price of the next-gen systems for many homes.

2 years, 4 months ago on Ouya 2nd most successful Kickstarter ever

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Ok, I'll ask... what WAS the cat up to?

2 years, 4 months ago on Let’s Play Tuesday! Married Dead Island Part 8: Herpalyderpalies

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This is a HUGE showing of support for the Ouya.  There may be something to this yet.  That being said, Eidos, Atari, Vivendi/Universal and Codemasters all pledged their support for the Phantom console, too...

2 years, 4 months ago on Square Enix Is Bringing Final Fantasy III To The Ouya

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I have to ask, devils advocate and all that, why P3 and not P4?

2 years, 5 months ago on Why Persona 3 Is The Best JRPG on the PlayStation 2: Part 3

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This is the most interesting thing I've seen at E3 so far.

2 years, 6 months ago on Ubisoft Announces Watch Dogs

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