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Aug 26, 2014, 03:56 PM
 
How much did they overpay?

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$990 million, I believe.
     
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Aug 27, 2014, 12:56 PM
 
Miyamoto explains Nintendo's renewed passion for the core - CVG US

Speaking in the latest issue of Edge magazine, which goes on sale on Thursday, Shigeru Miyamoto said his team does not want to focus on making content for people who "passively" enjoy games.
"Their attitude is, 'okay, I am the customer. You are supposed to entertain me.' It's kind of a passive attitude they're taking, and to me it's kind of a pathetic thing. They do not know how interesting it is if you move one step further and try to challenge yourself [with more advanced games]."
     
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Aug 27, 2014, 01:25 PM
 
I was under the impression that Amazon still isn't profitable. Why are they going out and dropping a billion dollars on a game-centric video streaming service?

Bizarre.
     
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Aug 27, 2014, 01:28 PM
 
Originally Posted by Jawbone54 View Post
I was under the impression that Amazon still isn't profitable. Why are they going out and dropping a billion dollars on a game-centric video streaming service?

Bizarre.
It's a little weird. I understand streaming shows you sell. But game streaming? It's a very specific subset of a very specific surface. They seem to be cobbling together a company that is a hybrid of google and apple.
     
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Aug 27, 2014, 03:26 PM
 
A little insight into the Amazon/Twitch story: Why it makes sense for Amazon to buy Twitch (The Verge).

Amazon is clearly very keen to get into gaming. It created its in-house gaming studio back in 2012 and has made a few lightweight Facebook and mobile games since then. It signaled it was getting more serious with the acquisition of Killer Instinct developer Double Helix Games and hiring of Kim Swift, the designer behind the classic Portal game. The company's new Fire TV offered a selection of games created by Amazon's in-house team and even has a Amazon joystick you can buy separately, hinting at aspirations to compete with consoles like the Xbox and PlayStation.
Maybe, but...

Twitch in turn could be the live-streaming platform that powers everything from gaming to concerts to sporting events that play on Amazon's family of Fire devices.
There we go.
     
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Aug 27, 2014, 04:48 PM
 
The secret to game streaming is that the ad spots for it actually sell well. For one thing, you can advertise other games and "gamer hardware" (even Logitech has those silly transformer mice now), and for another, it is a desirable demo that is hard to reach with TV ads.
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Aug 27, 2014, 05:11 PM
 
What's the word on this boss looking white PS4? Destiny Bundle-only?
     
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Aug 27, 2014, 05:13 PM
 
I think so. Buy it and sell Destiny to crosbie.
     
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Aug 27, 2014, 05:20 PM
 
Another question, what exactly are we going to be playing? I'd prefer for my first PS4 game to not be a flash in the pan.
     
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Aug 27, 2014, 05:22 PM
 
THe BF4 crew I play with is not interested in Hardline and thus will continue playing. I still have night where we get 10 people on.

Anyway, we play mostly vanilla, you could get away with not getting the maps. Honestly its the DLC weapons you'll miss most.
     
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Aug 27, 2014, 05:26 PM
 
Conservative estimate, two-million gigabytes of installs and updates.
     
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I reinstalled it a month ago. It sucked ass.
     
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Aug 27, 2014, 05:29 PM
 
Originally Posted by P View Post
The secret to game streaming is that the ad spots for it actually sell well. For one thing, you can advertise other games and "gamer hardware" (even Logitech has those silly transformer mice now), and for another, it is a desirable demo that is hard to reach with TV ads.
Which is why you sell adds for the TV's in the video game.
     
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Originally Posted by The Final Dakar View Post
THe BF4 crew I play with is not interested in Hardline and thus will continue playing. I still have night where we get 10 people on.

Anyway, we play mostly vanilla, you could get away with not getting the maps. Honestly its the DLC weapons you'll miss most.
How many of those guys are moving over to Destiny? I know Sharp and Adam are for sure.

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Aug 28, 2014, 08:36 AM
 
Sharp has no interest in Destiny. Adam's crew will, but they've playing diablo lately and we're still getting multiple squads.
     
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Aug 28, 2014, 11:46 AM
 
Someone say Diablo?
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Someone say Diablo?
     
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Aug 28, 2014, 02:47 PM
 
Well if it's not Destiny what's the next game you're jumping in on? The PS4 lineup for this holiday season doesn't look that great.

So sek, what's the ETA for your PS4? What gamer tag are you going to use since FattyMcBlobicus is already taken on PSN?

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Aug 28, 2014, 03:04 PM
 
GTA, Assassin's Creed, and Driveclub.

Honestly, I'm waiting for Watch Dogs and Sniper Elite III to come down in price, too.
     
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Aug 28, 2014, 04:54 PM
 
I had an old Xbox LIve gamertag in the Halo 2 days called FattyOBesity, how do I check if it's available?
     
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Aug 28, 2014, 05:09 PM
 
Says FattyMcBlobicus profile doesn't exist, confirm/deny?
     
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Originally Posted by sek929 View Post
Says FattyMcBlobicus profile doesn't exist, confirm/deny?
You know you can register it right now. It's not like you gotta buy PS+.
     
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Trying to register a new account on PSN yields nothing but errors and 502 bad gateways.
     
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Updated 3DS and XL, now with a second analog nub for camera control, more buttons, coloured face buttons, swappable case shells, NFC, MicroSD and fasterness. It also has a 3D screen that doesn't go blurry when you're off centre, because it uses the camera to know where your face is.

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Originally Posted by sek929 View Post
Trying to register a new account on PSN yields nothing but errors and 502 bad gateways.
Odd. I registered my PSN when I pre-ordered the PS4 and sat on the account for 3 weeks or so.
     
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Originally Posted by sek929 View Post
Trying to register a new account on PSN yields nothing but errors and 502 bad gateways.
Probably leftovers from the DDOS. You'd think they'd fail gracefully if you didn't have a PS yet.
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Originally Posted by ajprice View Post
Updated 3DS and XL, now with a second analog nub for camera control, more buttons, coloured face buttons, swappable case shells, NFC, MicroSD and fasterness. It also has a 3D screen that doesn't go blurry when you're off centre, because it uses the camera to know where your face is.

Nintendo Announces "New Nintendo 3DS" Models in Japan | TechnoBuffalo

New vs old How Does the "New" 3DS Compare to the "Old" One?
Haha, second analog stick. So ridiculous.
     
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Aug 29, 2014, 10:14 AM
 
We've got a man on the scene at PAX. Anybody looking for info on anything?
     
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Aug 29, 2014, 10:28 AM
 
Any news on Planetside 2 (beta date, whether it's still expected to release on PS4 this year), and of course, a more firm date for Driveclub as well.
     
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Aug 29, 2014, 10:44 AM
 
Any news at all about GTA V PC, because it has been mighty quiet. Civ: Beyond Earth impressions.
The new Mac Pro has up to 30 MB of cache inside the processor itself. That's more than the HD in my first Mac. Somehow I'm still running out of space.
     
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Aug 29, 2014, 11:02 AM
 
GTA on PS4, too. I don't think that's been dated, either. Getting close to holiday season, the lack of dates is a little surprising. Then again, AC: Unity had a date and they just pushed it back two weeks yesterday.
     
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Originally Posted by Stogieman View Post
Well if it's not Destiny what's the next game you're jumping in on? The PS4 lineup for this holiday season doesn't look that great.

So sek, what's the ETA for your PS4? What gamer tag are you going to use since FattyMcBlobicus is already taken on PSN?
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GTA, Assassin's Creed, and Driveclub.

Honestly, I'm waiting for Watch Dogs and Sniper Elite III to come down in price, too.
It's also worth noting none of these is a big multiplayer game. Aside from Destiny, there is no big multi-game coming out this fall. (There is CoD, but obviously BF Folk have no interest in that)
     
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Aug 29, 2014, 12:05 PM
 
Ah. Rumor:
Rumour: GTA 5 next-gen delayed to 2015 | VG247

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Originally Posted by The Final Dakar View Post
Any news on Planetside 2 (beta date, whether it's still expected to release on PS4 this year), and of course, a more firm date for Driveclub as well.
I thought it was already announced that Driveclub's release date was 10/07/14 in the US.

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Originally Posted by The Final Dakar View Post
It's also worth noting none of these is a big multiplayer game. Aside from Destiny, there is no big multi-game coming out this fall. (There is CoD, but obviously BF Folk have no interest in that)
I was looking forward to Evolve but that was pushed back to Feb. 2015.

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Originally Posted by Stogieman View Post
I thought it was already announced that Driveclub's release date was 10/07/14 in the US.
Maybe I missed it. Bonus points if I'm the one who posted it.
     
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Originally Posted by Stogieman View Post
I was looking forward to Evolve but that was pushed back to Feb. 2015.
Yogscast did a few videos on this. It's ok, but nothing that could hold my attention for a long amount of time. Certainly I wouldn't shell out $60 for it.
     
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Aug 29, 2014, 01:23 PM
 
Beyond Earth might be hard to get a good impression of on the chaotic store, but I've got a good relationship with Firaxis, and will have a review copy shortly after it releases.

Jordan's been briefed on this thread, and will monitor accordingly. Articles about what you ask for may be posted on the home page or by the newsposter in the forums.
     
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Articles about what you ask for may be posted on the home page or by the newsposter in the forums.
I assume this, but your transparency is commendable.
     
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Originally Posted by The Final Dakar View Post
Yogscast did a few videos on this. It's ok, but nothing that could hold my attention for a long amount of time. Certainly I wouldn't shell out $60 for it.
Oh you know I will be hounding my bro at 2K for a free copy.

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Enjoy playing it forever alone.
     
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Originally Posted by The Final Dakar View Post
Maybe I missed it. Bonus points if I'm the one who posted it.
Sorry, no bonus points. I had to google it.


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Originally Posted by The Final Dakar View Post
Enjoy playing it forever alone.
Wouldn't be the first time. *cough* Halo: Reach *cough*


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Sorry, no bonus points. I had to google it.

The bonus points were for you. It also means I missed it on NeoGAF.
     
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Wouldn't be the first time. *cough* Halo: Reach *cough*
Reach is going to be free in two weeks, so there'll be LOTS of people to play with soon.
     
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