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  1. My hope is that Sony are feeling the pressure and price reasonably, potentially low enough to force a move from Microsoft to regain the momentum £250 gave them. Or alternatively PS3 Sony is in full effect, they price this shit at £600, Spider-Man is the only game and it is £60, so I can watch YouTube fanboys tantrum like 2 year olds all night when I get in from work. Either one is ok. (Reality - it will be boring, £500/£450, GODFALL, boring people will keep going on about a fucking PS3 game being the cutting edge of next gen, no tantrums).
  2. Basically the entire Battlefield series, all the Dead Spaces, Dragon Ages, Mass Effects, Crysises (Cryses?), Need for Speeds, SKATE 3, Titanfalls and the last four years of sports games all got added to Game Pass. That's some rugged shit. And as the deals are included it means Fifa and Madden are cheaper on Xbox now too.
  3. Thank you for telling me what I mean. I will attempt to restate my point for the slow readers. Game Pass is the best value service in games. It provides hundreds of titles, at no extra cost to Microsoft service subscribers, which means that the line up Microsoft can sell will always have the greatest depth of any platform holder. A variety of types of games, across genres and audiences that can exist in the eco system because they don't have to sell 10 million to succeed. Since Sony's line up needs to push millions of units at full price they make similar styled open world cinematic 3rd person action adventure games. Every one is focussed on maximising blockbuster mass support. They make 3 of them a year or so. Any attempt to expand into newer territory is hamstrung by the economics of trying to sell a risky project to a niche audience at £50-60. They cannot do what Microsoft can do with their breadth of games. However whilst Microsoft have already leveraged their economic advantage to secure themselves as the go to place for smaller indie games, the games showcase for Series X hammered that home with indie after indie debuting on GP, they do still need to have a big monster franchise game every six months of so to cover that market. They have invested in studios to produce those games and have Halo early next year. Fable and Forza are coming along with the Initiative game, Rare's new game, Obsidian's new RPG and an inevitable Gears. That is a strong couple of years to come. But they needed a good Halo at series X launch. It is a big problem that scuppered the sales sheet when it slipped. It slipped for a once in a lifetime global catastrophe that could not be avoided, but the effect is damaging whether it was in their control or not. Microsoft have been accused in the past of having a slim line up of dude bro games about shooting things. It was overstated , but essentially the point was valid that Microsoft had slimmer investment in games than their competitors. They have now used GP to adapt their line up to cover more bases, which is the point of these subscription models. Big monster exclusive shows that everyone wants to see sign people up to Nrtflix, Amazon et al. But the breadth of weird and interesting stuff that couldn't exist in a bloated marketplace at full price that appeals to the niche that you like is what keeps you there. GP is no different on that front, and when Microsoft get their release cadence of long tail multiplayer games, big action games, weird niche audience stuff running then it will only hammer home that advantage more.
  4. You do realise that you have to pay for those games because Game Pass isn't available on those other platforms? And that is the point I'm making about Game Pass's value to Microsoft's line up and why it is so good? You can buy most of Netflix's shows on Bluray for full price as well, but you'd be a fucking idiot if you spent £100 on box sets and not £10 to watch them all online.
  5. Game Pass is the best deal in gaming and is the thing I would least give up in my gaming expenditure. Wasteland 3, Flight Sim, Spiritfarer, and (especially) Tell Me Why are incredible games and part of the reason that Microsoft have had the best line up of any platform holder in 2020. Sony don't even come close. Microsoft still need big mass market blockbusters every few months however. Halo was that game but then, and perhaps some of you may remember this, a virus shut the entire world down for four months. As a result it isn't ready. A shame, but better than fixing a broken game after release. Neither new console is worth buying unless you really like timing loading screens. But this doesn't matter anyway because everyone will be playing Cyberpunk on the One X and PS4 anyway.
  6. Apple Jack is tops. I have nothing more to add.
  7. No when he denied racism and white supremacy existed, blamed several women for their own rape threats, kept appearing on podcasts with far-right dickheads and posted a number of problematic things about race science (i.e Eugenics), that was what made him a far-right choad. There are toddlers who have better developed critical skills than Moriarty.
  8. Because the strategy of offering a cheaper entry point to next gen will sign more people up? The strategy is to get you to pay them £11 a month. How does offering two price points obscure the central message of Gamepass? The whole thing is about offering choice in platform (Xbox, PC, Xcloud) so why would two consoles work against this? The console is the tool for subscriptions, not the other way around.
  9. Just checked. With a USB adapter you could also use a PS2 pad on the PS3 without issue. PS4 works with PS3 so the functions are there but the PS4 firmware locks out the controller. So the real defence of this is "Why are you complaining? Sony have only let you use old controllers on 50% of their consoles until they arbitrarily locked the feature to sell accessories."
  10. PS1 Dual Shocks worked on PS2. Super useful when we played big round robin's of Pro Evo and needed multiple controllers. If I remember correctly the pressure sensitive face buttons didn't work but that was it.
  11. For some reason my Dad has begun religiously watching Neighbours now he is 84 and waiting for death. Toadie is now a solicitor and was defending the teenager who got caught disposing of drugs she found at her boyfriend's party by the local cop who lives next door and arrested her for trafficking because it was above the limit for possession BUT then Karl (who is also still in it), who is the girl's grandad had a word with his new wife who runs the spa who spoke to the desk sergeant who then got her released which raised the suspicions of the cop who arrested her that something dodgy was going on, and THEN the wife of the sergeant came to Karl's hotel for a spa treatment and wanted it free which makes the whole thing look dodgy and the episode ended with Karl's wife telling him that she "Has accidentally bribed a police officer". I don't know what happened after that. The last time I visited my parents Denise Van Outen was in it, and she was fucking dreadful. One of the adverts during it was for a service for old people to register their cats with so they can be rescued when you die and get left to be eaten by your cat. This suggests that my Dad is not the only old person watching this shit and that this is their intended audience. My Mum thinks it is rubbish. Bare in mind she has Dementia and is barely cognizant of the real world so you can imagine how shit it is.
  12. So Microsoft only got £1 off you, except the three years of Live Gold you bought to maximise the deal.
  13. I cannot fathom some of the complete cock written in this thread. What the fuck do some of you want? That was as good a games presentation I can remember for a good few years. Blows the Sony thing away and made me want to play nearly everything they showed, which I will with my subscription for no extra money. Why the fuck would I buy a PS5 after that? Because they're going to release a gussied up PS3 game in two years? Hot Spider-Man DLC? A GT game coming in the next decade, hopefully with a single player mode and cars rendered above a modem speed jpeg download this time? And Microsoft still have half their teams to announce more games coming as well. Compulsion, inExile, Coalition, Initiative...all missing today. Great show.
  15. It is certainly brave for Microsoft to get someone to make a preshow to their big event that amounts to a succession of cunts from YouTube all slagging off the Halo series of the last ten years and talking about how the first one was good but... Halo Infinite better be fucking mint or they should ask for their money back.
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