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  • Avatar for BigPrimeNumbers BigPrimeNumbers 2 days ago

    I'm always going to want full ownership of my game library, and really dislike the idea of some games going away because of a subscription lapse. This is the reason I never get the "free" games with PS+ and XONE title with Xbox Live (though with Xbox live there is the added bonus that X360 games you redeem you actually do own indefinitely, and you can buy a game you got for "free" with the service by clicking "buy to own" at any time).

    This is a nice idea, and it's cool that if offers a discount if you to opt to buy anything in its catalogue, but for someone like me, it makes little sense. In fact, it's just plain odd when you consider the fact that was pointed out above; MS would be losing money if they put out more than 2 exclusives in a year, so why put them on the service day one? What does this mean for their plans of exclusive content, when the entire industry agrees this is where they've faltered the worst.

    At the end of the day, more options for people is always good, just as long as we don't lose the ability to "own" things that we really want to, or see weird price manipulation to keep people from wanting to "buy to own."

    Posted in How Xbox Game Pass Affects the Future of Microsoft's Console

  • Avatar for BigPrimeNumbers BigPrimeNumbers A month ago

    So did they give the option to import/export saves via PC?

    Posted in Darkest Dungeon is a Must-Own for Nintendo Switch RPG Fans

  • Avatar for BigPrimeNumbers BigPrimeNumbers 3 months ago

    The way they've described the three monikers is:

    - 4k means the game runs in native 4k
    - HDR means there is HDR
    - Xbox One Enhanced means that there are other additional bells and whistles like higher framerates, more effects, and higher resolutions that aren't native 4k, etc.

    Not too confusing if you know the difference, but I could see someone who has no idea what these mean thinking all things run in native 4k. eplains it.Edited 4 times. Last edited November 2017 by Unknown

    Posted in "Xbox One X Enhanced" Doesn't Always Mean What You Think It Does

  • Avatar for BigPrimeNumbers BigPrimeNumbers 3 months ago

    Digital Foundry has a pretty rad tech breakdown of this thing if you’re into the real nitty gritty,

    They found some huge improvements over base hardware (e.g. Witcher 3 loading a full minute faster than base hardware, Project Cars, and 360 titles like Bayonetta and MGR keeping a steady 60fps, plus the games that are patched to take advantage). Worth checking out imo if you're interested at all in this stuff. They basically give a big thumbs up for it, especially if you play a lot of 3d party titles.

    Posted in Xbox One X Review: Our Verdict on Microsoft's Premium Console

  • Avatar for BigPrimeNumbers BigPrimeNumbers 5 months ago

    Here's hoping they add a few more bells and whistles beyond 4k, especially for those on 1080p sets.

    Posted in The Witcher 3's 4K Upgrade May Be Coming Soon to the PlayStation 4 Pro

  • Avatar for BigPrimeNumbers BigPrimeNumbers 5 months ago

    @Mega_Matt I did the same. Got the confirmation email and hour later, shows in my purchase history, and has charged my credit card. Seems like it went through, though this whole SNES Classic situation is a mess.

    Posted in Walmart's SNES Classic Pre-Orders are a Mess... Again

  • Avatar for BigPrimeNumbers BigPrimeNumbers 5 months ago

    "A generic player character takes the place of bold Little Mac"

    I don't understand this statement. You are still playing as Little Mac in this game. Do you just not like his art in this rendition?

    Anyhow, this is a great game - even better than the original if you ask me. I'm really enjoying these retro reviews!

    Posted in Super NES Classic Reviews Game by Game #13: Super Punch-Out!!

  • Avatar for BigPrimeNumbers BigPrimeNumbers 6 months ago

    I find calling out the actors doing the performances of the racially diverse cast a bit odd. This has happened in many other games in multiple directions (e.g. the white male Kratos being performed by a black man, Terrence Connor Carson). I could see this being more important if this was an insensitive portrayal of these characters that is obviated by the actors' performance, but it does not appear to be.
    While it is important to have diversity in those who get to play part in all aspects of game creation, the larger picture here is that two women of minorities are being represented front and center in a positive manner (the actors are not the stars here). This argument seems to posit that if an actor doesn't look like their game avatar, then they shouldn't be portraying them (a huge problem as most people don't and can't look like hyperbolic game characters).
    Diversity is very important, but this argument seems to be missing the forest for the trees.Edited August 2017 by Unknown

    Posted in Uncharted: Lost Legacy Review: Pass The Torch, Drake

  • Avatar for BigPrimeNumbers BigPrimeNumbers 6 months ago

    Great to see this follow-up, but a bummer that the single player is so very anemic.

    Posted in Nidhogg 2 Review: A New Look For An Old Friend

  • Avatar for BigPrimeNumbers BigPrimeNumbers 6 months ago

    Just a little aside: Mega Man 9 & 10 has been playable on modern hardware since the beginning of this year via XONE backward compatibility :)

    Posted in Mega Man Legacy Collection 2 Review: Digging Even Deeper into Mega Man's History