Sony What’s going on?

 

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Hi all.

I dreaded writing this particular post as E3 is fast approaching.  I know that Sony is winning the console war but there is need of improvement. In my last post I wrote about if one should buy a PS4 Pro. This time I want to examine what’s going on with  Sony.

Sony has had its hand in many cookie jars. Lets start with the PS Vita.  PS Vita was one of the most technologically advanced handhelds of its time. Unfortunately, this could not save it from its demise. Sony stopped supporting it and third party support totally ceased.  However, the Vita did have an install base which is still going strong today.  This brings me to my point. Could the Vita have been saved?  At the time the Vita was in direct competition with Ipad’s and Iphone’s as younger audiences would prefer such a platform.

Now with the success of the Nintendo Switch one could only ask if the Vita would succeed in todays time? I think it would. If Sony would have kept up the support of the system it would have grown into something better. Sure it was missing the triggers that the regular dual shock controller has but a peripheral could have been made to address this issue.

Let’s examine the next cookie jar. The PS4 Pro. Sure, last time I said that if you were into graphics that you should buy one. But to be honest, Sony hasn’t been releasing patches to games. This is a complaint I have been hearing from owners of the PS4 PRO. They feel as Sony has abandoned them like they did the Vita.  One could only hope that this could be addressed at E3.

The next thing is PS VR. There aren’t that many games for it. Has Sony abandoned it as well? I think not but there is need for attention and more games. This makes me ask Sony what are you doing?

What’s your thoughts on the things I mentioned? Do you feel that Sony is doing a good job? Do you agree or disagree with what I said?

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Visual Stimulation

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Are graphics Important?  What about Power?

Are graphics important? Do we need to be stimulated with our eyes to appreciate a games worth?

Super Mario Brothers on the NES lacked the graphical finesse we see today but it possessed a challenge.

The Xbox One and the PS4 have both raised the bar in terms of graphic fidelity but does it matter? It depends on the person I guess.

I love graphics but gameplay is just as important.  You may prefer gameplay overall. Games like Horizon Zero Dawn continue to blur the lines between great graphics and gameplay.  The game received a 9.3 from Ign.com. I must admit that I was sold on graphics alone as a child.  I left the Nintendo Entertainment System for the Sony PlayStation.  It was something about the graphics on PlayStation that stood out to me.

 The first game to ever catch my eye was Tekken.  When I saw, the character named Jun cracking another character bones it made me jump inside. Not because I was feeling the pain but because I was intrigued by the graphics.

As you can see graphics do play apart but to what extent, you decide.

Now let’s talk power! The Xbox Scorpio is coming out this Holiday season. So far all we have been hearing is about its specs. The specs are impressive, don’t get me wrong but the games are just as important. You can have all the power in the world but without any games it means nothing.

What if there are games? Are developers taking advantage of the most powerful console ever created?  Will they be held back by the original Ps4 and the original Xbox one? These are questions that gamers want answered.

If you follow this blog, I did a post not too long ago titled “Dear Microsoft what are you doing”? You can read it here. In it I ask the big questions as to what they are doing. Turns out that they have some tricks up their sleeves for this year’s E3. I am not an informant or anything of that nature. It’s just wishful thinking.

I’m looking forward to the graphical bar being raised with project Scorpio.

Are you looking forward to E3? Are graphics important?

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Project Scorpio!!!!!!!!!

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What’s going on? Today Microsoft has announced the specs of the Xbox Scorpio. If you remember, in one of my last posts I went in on Microsoft asking the question What are you doing? In turns out they are up to something. Project Scorpio will be one of the most powerful console to date.  Most of all it will be able to play Xbox one games and  Xbox 360 backwards compatible games.

For the specs list go here.

Are you excited for project Scorpio? I know that I am.  What do you think of its specs? As always be sure to follow, like and comment.

Dear Microsoft, what are you doing?

Lately Microsoft has been the talk of the town with the Xbox One not having as many exclusives as Sony. With most of the games going to pc, gamers are on edge.  Seems like they are not caring as much as they should. Console gamers don’t care about being able to play anywhere but on their consoles.

Games are getting canceled left and right. I believe this all started with E3 when the Xbox one was first announced. There message was confusing and DRM practices made people dislike them. They haven’t regained their audience as PS4 has won the console race.

At this moment Microsoft is moving around like a chicken with its head cut off. Sure they may have some hidden games in development which they may reveal at this E3 but until then it feels like they have lost their footing. The Xbox division needs to realize that gamers want games, not just UI system updates.

I feel that Microsoft was its best during the days of the original Xbox . The system was very powerful and had a ton of games to boot. But most of all their message was clear and precise.

Xbox is my system of choice and I hope that they get their act together before its too late.

What’s your system of choice? What do you think of Microsoft’s current direction? As always follow, like and comment!

 

 

Emotional Maturity vs Immaturity

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Hi all! I wanted to explore maturity and video games. Keep in mind, these are just my thoughts and feelings on the matter. You are welcome to disagree! With that said get to reading!

So do we grow up with age or do we just get older? Its hard to imagine emotional maturity having  anything to do with video games but it does. How you may ask? If one is not mature emotionally, it affects ones  ability to play and their choices as it relates to choosing a particular video game.  Immature gamers see through the lens of immaturity. For example, the comment is always being made that Nintendo is for kids when in actuality Nintendo has broaden their audience and has changed their message to appeal to the masses.

Do games grow up with us or do we grow up with games ? Timeless treasures such as Zelda and Mario have stood the test of time. But they have been accused of not growing up. Its the same formula iteration after iteration. But that’s what works.  Zelda Breath of the Wild is one of the most beautiful satisfying games ever created. An immature mind would only see how kiddy Nintendo is.

How important is emotional maturity when it comes to gaming? Does it matter if one is immature? As always be sure to follow, like and comment.

 

Horizon Zero Dawn Best graphics ever?

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Horizon Zero Dawn isn’t even out yet and its being declared to have the best console graphics ever created. What are your thoughts?  The game is pretty but I’m sure there are other contenders. The game comes out Tuesday February 28th. Will you be getting copy?

If you want to see a trailer click here.

Gears Of War 4: My Thoughts

If you have been following this blog, you would know how much I adore Gears OF War 3.I loved the characters and the story. It took me some time to get used to Gears of war 4. After all it is a game without Locust or Queen Myrrah.  We are no longer fighting for the horde, that is if your locust. I have to admit I didn’t like the Swarm or the Robots you have to fight.  However, once I got past that I began to enjoy the game.

What we have is a game that is nothing short of amazing.  Gears4 is packed with action from the story mode to horde mode.  Playing as Marcus’s son makes the game that much better. It’s Gears for a younger generation.  The multiplayer part of the game is 60 fps which is a step up from Gears3.

It is my opinion that the characters are less chatty during gameplay than the characters of Gears3. This takes nothing away from the game. If I had to say something negative it would be the micro transactions.  This is ok because you can use in game currency to purchase items as well.

Overall, Gears4 caught me by surprise. It truly is a game worth playing. So what are you waiting for? Get the lancer and start shooting.

Have you played Gears of War 4 yet? What are your thoughts? As always like, comment and subscribe.

 

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