Just got back from the store with Dead Rising and Forza 5. It’s interesting that Dead Rising came with 3 days of Live and Forza comes with 7.
This is dumb. I have to install the Blu-ray player on my Xbox One…
My Xbox One came tod- OMG ZELDA!! YES!
It’s PlayStation 4 review day! I’ve done a little bit of the dirty work, reading reviews of the PS4. I read three to completion and pieces of two more. Here are the two I’d recommend reading right now:
While Sony in 2006 was focused on driving adoption of the Blu-ray standard, envisioning another home media boom that never quite materialized, Sony in 2013 has no such distractions. The PS4 isn’t built to sell 3D TVs, or Blu-ray discs or any other corporate mandate. It’s a gaming console, a clear message that Sony has been quick to repeat.
The PS4 is just starting, and as it is, it is hard to experience the PS4 without thinking about the machine that came before it. The PlayStation 3 made an incredible journey, from rotundResistance and Lair-playing machine to the console of The Last of Us, Puppeteer and The Unfinished Swan. The console got skinnier. It got better. And it wound up playing some of my favorite games ever.
Both Kotaku and Polygon will be updating their reviews as time goes on. As the libraries change, as software is updated you’ll see the scores increase… well hopefully they’ll increase and not decrease. It’s a very interesting method to reviews, but one that I support 100%.
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realistic85 asked: What do you guys think the greatest accomplishments in the nerd community in the last 5 years, 1 year, and month are?
I don’t often answer questions publicly, when I do get them (more likely when I do notice them…) I answer privately. But this one felt worth answering to everyone.
The greatest accomplishment of the nerd community in the past 5 years has been charity. Say what you will about the guys at Penny Arcade, but they have created an enormous charity, Child’s Play, on behalf of gamers. The success of Child’s Play has created a deluge of other charities in the video game community (like Extra Life, which just had a bunch of events). And that’s phenomenal. That’s something that needs to keep happening.
The past 1 year, is tough. I’ve been gravitating towards reading more content that either doesn’t have comments or actually has a community that doesn’t boil my blood and fill me with hate. I don’t know if that’s because I’m reading newer publications like The Verge and Polygon or if it’s because we’re actually growing up as a community.
The past month… I’ve been really out of the loop the past month. I’ve had work trips to LA and Kentucky, both very different places. Have we invented time travel this past month? No. Then I’d have to say, Microsoft and Sony working with the people who preordered consoles at Blockbuster to make sure they get them on launch day. That’s a pretty awesome accomplishment that wouldn’t be possible if giant corporations weren’t in touch with their users.