commented on You can buy Destiny right now for $29.88
Brandsmart stores only locations are in Georgia and Florida so good luck if ya don't live in those 2 states, statistically id say the majority of people that will see this don't. I don't think a sale is a reflection of the quality of the game. I can find deals on a lot of games shortly after release. While some ppl may be disgruntled at the game they got in comparison to the game they thought they were getting there are hundreds of thousands playing this game at any given moment. Every game has flaws and Destiny is no exception. Yet I feel Critics and users alike jumped on a anti Destiny hipster train after launch and were grasping at straws to find flaws because it was just the thing to do to be different. The game is meant to grow over time and we shall see in time if the game is a dud, but with a game like this writing a review a week after launch is too soon. Scathing opinion pieces that usually have some obvious indicators that the author didn't really pay attention or just rushed through the game and had already preconceived notions about the game from reviews that had come before. I myself have my own grievances with the game but im willing to give it the benefit of the doubt to see how it plays out over time. Often times people think anything less than a 9 or 10 means the game is garbage. Most ppl will find if they ignore the reviews and opinion pieces and just play the game with virgin eyes and ears with no pre conceived notions that they will enjoy their experience far more than if they pour over scathing reviews and rants and then play. People that haven't even played Destiny are dragging it through the mud. Reviews have become too powerful a deciding factor in gamers decision making in playing games. Too few gamers understand that a lot of reviews are wildly inconsistent and very opinion based. That could push a gamer away from a game that they could have really enjoyed but because the review gave it a "7" its unplayable. It's becoming all or nothing with no room in between. Destiny may have not yet or will ever live up to some peoples expectations, and although I have some complaints im enjoying the game and don't regret purchasing it and I have played through the story and am currently working on a lvl 22 Titan.
commented on The user reviews of Destiny are proof that Metacritic needs to go away in reply to Nolasco
Nolasco said:The numeric scores for user reviews are exploitable. I wouldn't care if they got away with the scores themselves (maybe just leave the meters and...Problem is the troll reviews detract from the real honest opinions and if you don't know the game it can be hard to tell a sly written troll and an honest review. I think things like trolls putting garbage on metacritic to trash a certain console version of a game and then rating another console version of the game highly undermines what metacritic is and should be addressed. The console war bled over into metacritic long ago and we have kids rating XB1 versions of games low because they love PS4 and vice versa.
commented on The user reviews of Destiny are proof that Metacritic needs to go away in reply to Anonfdhfj
Anonfdhfj said:This isn't an article, just you complaining about people on the internet. Plot twist, your writing is just as terrible as you think Metacritic isAnonfdhfj must be one of the trolls that put up a bogus metacritic review lol.
commented on The user reviews of Destiny are proof that Metacritic needs to go away in reply to Zoidberg's Assistant
Zoidberg's Assistant said:I'm not sure i follow the author's logic here. He seems to be upset that people are giving the game a zero after what he perceives is a minimal...I think the author figured readers would get that reviewing a game either way in under 10 hrs is bad cuz he kind of implies it. Im one of those that have over 10 hrs of gameplay with the beta. I can tell you so far 95% of the reviews are troll bs and trumped up complaints with nigh any credibility. Give it time the reviews will even out. But I think people were a bit confused on what kind of game Destiny is so it may never see 8's or 9's. But in my opinion it is probably right around an 8 or 9. I will obviously put in more playtime before I decide.
Then we will finally see if this "souls" game with a different name will be a "System seller". I doubt it. Im sure it will sell well given the fact that the AAA PS4 library is very limited right now and will still be so in Feb. The fact that no Souls game has ever sold over a million units on a platform doesn't leave a lot of promise of being a system seller.
axsinisterxomen said:"The last time", until next time. The fact that PSN is and has been the easiest to take down and takes the longest to get back up and going makes...Xbox LIVE not "A LIVE"
commented on Sony: PSN connectivity being restored
"The last time", until next time. The fact that PSN is and has been the easiest to take down and takes the longest to get back up and going makes it the most vulnerable online gaming service, also making it a magnet for hackers and hacktivists to copycat. A LIVE was targeted also and so was another service, you don't here about that because they were only down for a short period not a whole day.
commented on Sony isn't exactly sure why the PS4 is selling so well in reply to axsinisterxomen
axsinisterxomen said:First and foremost because Sony is an established worldwide brand in electronics and Gaming and the PS4 is a good console. In detail I think the...I agree lol, Sony had a great blueprint for a decently powerful gaming console and a great launch. And I only see Sony getting stronger through this gen and beyond. MS hurt themselves a lot with the less "powerful" console and all the initial bad policy choices and price. The XB1 and MS are slowly making amends and making the right choices mostly lol. I shouldn't neglect the fact that the PS4 is just a great game console and that has a lot to do with it selling well.
First and foremost because Sony is an established worldwide brand in electronics and Gaming and the PS4 is a good console. In detail I think the overall launch and scale of release for the PS4 helped. You also have to account for the crossover Xbox owners that pre ordered PS4's in retaliation for Microsoft's always-on. DRM, Kinect fiasco they were rolling out with Xbox One upon the reveal. Simply put when Microsoft shot themselves in the foot at the Xbox One reveal and E3 it opened the door big time for Sony and the PS4. The PS4 would be successful either way but the competition between the consoles would be much closer I think if things would have started different on Xbox's side. If from the get go Xbox One didn't have talked about been ultimately reversed feared and hated policies and higher price due to Kinect and was launched in the same amount of territories at the same time as the PS4 I think it would have taken a bit more of a chunk out of the PS4's sales. The PS4 has faster RAM and a slightly better GPU, XB1 has the more custom architecture and a slightly faster CPU. Children will argue resolution and FPS and that maybe has effected sales somewhat but PC's offer more than either console can in that area, and historically the most powerful console doesn't always sell better look at the Wii for example. And recently the resolution/fps gap seems to be closing with more and more games on XB1 matching the PS4's performance. Biased fans will say because devs are gimping the PS4 versions to match the XB1 but already in this gen if a game can do 1080p/60fps on PS4 and the XB1 version only does 900p/30fps we haven't seen studios gimp the PS4 versions to match the 900p/30fps of the XB1.So the takeaway is that studios are optimizing each version to be the best version on that platform that it can be. So overall I think its a mixture of Sony's brilliant PR and scale and size of launch mixed with Microsoft's total self triggered implosion with mishandling and launch of the XB1. But I foresee the XB1 picking up in sales more and more especially with the price drop and the GPU boost and DX12 coming in the future to help a bit with graphical fidelity of multiplats on the XB1 coming up to par with their PS4 brethren. It's already happened with just the 10%GPU boost from the Kinect with Destiny and Wolfenstein the new order.
commented on Cast Your Vote: Is Sony's Bloodborne a PlayStation 4 system seller? in reply to axsinisterxomen
axsinisterxomen said:Im going to say 95% of the people that are going to vote already own a PS4 or want a PS4 eventually making this poll quite unbalanced and biased....It may sell a million but that in no way is guaranteed, remember neither Dark Souls 1 or 2 sold a million on PS3 and over 80 million people owned PS3's at the time. Only 10 million people own PS4's as of now and likely only 11-12 million will own PS4's by release date. So if Dark Souls 1-2 was made from the same "epic" company and director-producer(1)/supervisor(2) and couldn't sell 1 million copies with an install base roughly 80% larger than the PS4's, I wouldn't be over confident that Bloodborne will easily do so. I understand your gusto and zeal for the Producer and company and Bloodborne but other than buzz and Pr what do you have to go on that says to you or factually points to it selling over a million copies???