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Wednesday, December 13th, 2017SUGGEST NEWS

Pay to Play Lamers
Posted by: Nebuchadnezzar on December 13th, 2017 @ 12:24PM

These idiots i'm playing with pay $2,000 - $3,000 a month, for DISABLED overpowered benefits that are purely created to suck people's money. One idiot paid $200,000 in the last game. How can game companies rob people that bad? There should be some law. Note these are NOT cosmetic items, these are things like they can launch 7 fleets while normal people can only do 4. Super overpowered stuff.

The content they pay for is so overpowering though, and that's the appeal. They're untouchable. So they're basically paying to be a god in a game and to win.


I'm not in favor of pay-to-win but I'm in favor of games having large amounts of expensive add-on fluff items. It supports the game and ensures new content without harming those of us with the sense to skip that garbage.

Dragonlor
- 2017-12-12 15:18:37


I'm not in support of "fluff items" costing money either because those are my goal in the end game. Paying to skip directly to the rainbow unicorn-firing bow without having to bother with mundane stat-based items is far worse than paying for the stat-based items themselves, to me. *MY* end game is social status by having the best looking gear. That should ONLY be acquired by being the best and most committed to the game, not with real money.

Gamelore
- 2017-12-12 23:08:06


A lot of gaming companies are guilty of this. I'm sad to say that the one game and company that turned me off to all this pay to win non-sense was Blizzard and Diablo 3. It was pretty much impossible to progress on Inferno difficulty without using the real money auction house.

Blizzard eventually fixed it, but the damage was done. I never pre-order games, have to read reviews first and make sure the game is worth it or pay real money for anything that's not cosmetic now.

Reaver18
- 2017-12-13 15:04:09

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Tuesday, December 12th, 2017SUGGEST NEWS

Grim Fando Remastered for Free
Posted by: Nebuchadnezzar on December 12th, 2017 @ 11:22AM

https://www.gog.com/

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Tuesday, November 14th, 2017SUGGEST NEWS

Pirates of the Caribbean: TOW
Posted by: Nebuchadnezzar on November 14th, 2017 @ 12:07PM

11/14 - Ug. I spent a whole day earning resources only to MISSCLICK and try to upgrade a building that I didn't need to upgrade. Then they take 50% of the resources to cancel it which I had to do. Fuck me.

I love how you can play on Facebook gameroom on your PC then switch to your phone so you're never out of touch.

I'm up to L27 of L30. But the server merged with this asia server and that puts me still at #150. I was up to about #75 on the last server. This server is crowded as can be with cities on every inch of the map. There's hardly room to find monsters, or merchant ships or resource islands. Overcrowded. But that leaves plenty of people to kill if each guild didn't have so many L27-L30 players. The problem is they offer Korea $20 upgrade packs for only $2. So they're all overpowered vs. anyone else. They shouldn't mix us with people paying different amounts to throw the balance of.

Anyway, I had the absolute worst 4 days of pirates. I thought I had turned my shield on but it failed. I go to an hour and 1/2 meeting, come back and my town was dead and looted. They had 4 people looting me and they had hit me 118 times. haha. I lost like 3-4 days of resources. Normally I take my phone everywhere but this time I left it at my desk then got stuck at the front of the meeting for a 20th mention (which is cool). My phone woulda let me know they're raping my town.

THEN I'm L27 and I try attacking a L24 NPC and I lose 2 of my ships that takes like 2 weeks to upgrade. Then the game wants insane fees to get your boats back no one can pay.

Then I see this L25 person and I try attacking them, probably short my 2 boats hosed me and I lose nother 3 ships. So I can't even field a second fleet. I had only 4 good boats left and no resources.

So then they start up this kinda scam where if you build a ship and it happens to have a number #3, you can sell it and get a random loot box that MIGHT have this "Mammoth ship" in it. So I try that like 5x and waste all my resources, get nothing. On top of that I had to sell one of my good ships for an extra ship slot to even try this. So I was worse off for having ever trying to gamble to get a good ship. I would have had a backup ship to pull to my main fleet.

So, you just have to take all this devastation and continue on. The server is still ruled by people who pay upwards of $50,000 on packs that make them untouchable to most people or even groups of people. haha. Pay for play games. My whole guild is just happy as can be to hand over $20-100 a week to buy upgrades vs. playing for free. Insane.

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Monday, November 13th, 2017SUGGEST NEWS

EA getsa -500,000 downvoted response hah
Posted by: Nebuchadnezzar on November 13th, 2017 @ 3:53PM

Someone paid $80 for the game and Vader is locked.

Thread.

Their response earned -500,000 downvotes. But someone gifted them x48 gold reddits. Strangely. Then they locked the whole thread. Some comedy gems in there in the responses.


You shouldn't be able to spend real money on anything after you go home with the game. This is a resurrection of the video arcade model we all hated and why we all bought a NES.

Gamelore
- 2017-11-14 09:58:09

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Thursday, November 9th, 2017SUGGEST NEWS

Gamer Gate
Posted by: Nebuchadnezzar on November 9th, 2017 @ 9:13AM

I still have no idea what that was all about. Giant Old Forbes Article.

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Wednesday, November 8th, 2017SUGGEST NEWS

From Ingress/PGO comes: Harry Potter blah
Posted by: Nebuchadnezzar on November 8th, 2017 @ 11:30AM

blah

No thanks.

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Monday, October 16th, 2017SUGGEST NEWS

South Park Game Came out
Posted by: Nebuchadnezzar on October 16th, 2017 @ 11:41PM

I'll wait until it's cheaper.

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Saturday, October 14th, 2017SUGGEST NEWS

Cuphead
Posted by: Nebuchadnezzar on October 14th, 2017 @ 12:26AM

Watch this, so funny, but spoilers:

My kid, Catz got this on steam for $20. You can play with 2 xbox 360 controllers on your PC. Man this game is super original and great graphics/music (originality anyway). But man, was told to me by Catz, it's HARD. We couldn't even beat the first level after 30 tries. hahaha.

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Tuesday, October 10th, 2017SUGGEST NEWS

Pirates of the Carribbean : TOW
Posted by: Nebuchadnezzar on October 10th, 2017 @ 4:20PM

Disclaimer: I'm an employee of Blizzard Entertainment, my opinions are my own and not reflective of the company.

So in Pirates, I'm still playing month 4+. 80% of the players on the map are abandoned towns of people who quit. I'm a scavenger in the dead space zone where I pick the scraps of what is left. haha. I'm a master at it. I've slayed 700 newbs. My first try at it, I got #3 on the server on the ladder with the entire top players hunting and trying to kill me. At level 26 (Max is 30) i Have ZERO chance of even damaging them. So you have ot just run from them.

This game is PAY TO PLAY nightmare. All the top players formed one guild and none of the rest of the server can ever even touch or hurt them most of the time. Many of them have paid $5,000 to play. On top of that, they're the biggest douchbag assholes EVER. They call people poor who haven't spent that much. One is even an oil Barron from the UAE (with the gold bars). So that's how these games work, they want you to give your whole life away in $ to the game devs like a casino. But they don't even TRY to balance it so you can even fight these people in a PVP game. They have 7 fleets and the regular people can only have 4 fleets.

So your only hope is to try to play without giving them all your money and do what you can vs. the people who are overpowered. I'd say mainly you just want to skip these games in general. They're just money grabs disabling game play behind cash payments. But for me, I thought this game was different. I'm still able to defeat all the people below me (which seems to be like 2800 people or so), but the top 70 or so people, I can't even touch.

Well I had a table flipping moment today:

I was out assaulting (teleports your base to where you want to go but your REAL base is behind), and the top guild finds my town in the middle of the ocean, builds a temp base around it, then blocked the assault, that sent me back but canceled out my shield because magically I was in THEIR base. then like 4 of their top guys destroyed my base while I couldn’t shield. They pay 1,000 gold and stack speed boosts to make the ships hit you instantly. There’s zero defense. You can’t see what is around you at your last base that you’ll teleport back to. You can only see where you are NOW. Total game exploit. They can already beat you 1v1 no matter what but now they can cancel your only defense, the SHIELD.

Guild Power Rankings

AU1:   2.6 BILLION power level
RS: 1.8 B
DFD: 1.6B  etc…
my guild is only 778M in power. 
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Saturday, September 30th, 2017SUGGEST NEWS

Next Video: NBA Hangtime vs. M.Bacon
Posted by: Nebuchadnezzar on September 30th, 2017 @ 1:39AM

Please subscribe. Next goal 300 people.

My Channel


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Thursday, September 28th, 2017SUGGEST NEWS

New Red Dead Redemption 2 Trailer
Posted by: Nebuchadnezzar on September 28th, 2017 @ 12:35PM

I have neither system.

Link

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Wednesday, September 13th, 2017SUGGEST NEWS

haha
Posted by: Nebuchadnezzar on September 13th, 2017 @ 6:10PM

People in ingress (gps game) are so dumb and easily manipulated. I just tricked 2 idiots into driving way far away to walmart over pressing 1 button. What game offers that?

Put that on the back of the game box:

"game allows you to send the dimwitted to walmart"

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Tuesday, September 12th, 2017SUGGEST NEWS

Pirates of the Caribbean: TOW Gameplay - Android / iOS
Posted by: Nebuchadnezzar on September 12th, 2017 @ 2:07PM

9/12 - Level 25 of 30. I started a month behind so I'm way behind on my upgrades.

Playing about 18 hours a day. It rules. But it's basically an UPGRADE game that you happen to attack sometimes. haha. The guild support is just so awesome, best I've seen in any game. There's about zero web presence though. I can't find anything on how to play or discussion. There's all these questions about how things work and how to play that are never answered.

Game totally rewards whoever pays the most. The top players have spent $4,800+. and completely dominate any own anyone who hasn't spent that much. That's one reason to never play these games. Additionally we found out that Koreans only have to pay 10% for the cheat packs that everyone (but me buys). So they can get a $20 pack for $2. So they're #2 on the server. They shouldn't be mixed with players that have to pay full prize. Pretty lame.

So you get to see games where the gameplay is purposely disabled to get people to pay to continue (like the TESLA). But the game is still pretty playable without buying, you just will always have these pay nerds above you.

6/25 - Game on Google Play (or Iphone). AND found out this week you can play the game on your computer with "Facebook Gameroom" looks better, the only weird thing is the vertical view. So awesome. Our guild is major bad ass. Alliances., group attacks.

Continue reading "Pirates of the Caribbean: TOW Gameplay - Android / iOS" ...

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Wednesday, September 6th, 2017SUGGEST NEWS

Battlefield 1 Historical Analysis - In The Name Of The Tsar - They Shall Not Pass I THE GREAT WAR
Posted by: Nebuchadnezzar on September 6th, 2017 @ 12:44PM

Here's how I found these guys to begin with.

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Thursday, August 31st, 2017SUGGEST NEWS

AR Games
Posted by: Nebuchadnezzar on August 31st, 2017 @ 2:53PM

Walking Dead. That's the first type of phone game I heard about called ZOMBIE run or something. That's why I got into Ingress.

Guns Royale - Early AR Test

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Wednesday, August 23rd, 2017SUGGEST NEWS

Fallout 3/New Vegas for $3.75 on either XBOX
Posted by: Nebuchadnezzar on August 23rd, 2017 @ 5:42PM

Link

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Thursday, August 10th, 2017SUGGEST NEWS

Thursday Random News
Posted by: Nebuchadnezzar on August 10th, 2017 @ 5:09PM

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CSS : phoon too much for zblock [FULL HD] bunnyhop fragmovie
Posted by: Nebuchadnezzar on August 10th, 2017 @ 2:41PM

haha. 17 years old now.

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Tuesday, July 11th, 2017SUGGEST NEWS

Steam Sale
Posted by: Nebuchadnezzar on July 11th, 2017 @ 5:01PM

For the first year I bought nothing. Then all the things I bought last year I hadn't played and they were like $15 cheaper this year. oops.

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Thursday, June 29th, 2017SUGGEST NEWS

Air Traffic Controller tries to LEAVE the TOWER! Flight Sim X (Multiplayer)
Posted by: Nebuchadnezzar on June 29th, 2017 @ 3:14PM

Hahahahah so funny.

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Tuesday, June 20th, 2017SUGGEST NEWS

Ingress is the most cheated game I've ever played
Posted by: Nebuchadnezzar on June 20th, 2017 @ 4:35PM

Disclaimer: I'm an employee of Blizzard Entertainment. The opinions below are my own and not representative of the company.

I've played games since 1980, 37 years. This game is the most cheated game I've ever played. Even FPS games where you have a wall hacker, aimbotter, IN EVERY ROUND YOU PLAY are LESS CHEATED than this game. I've played Ingress for 4.5 years now. I am near top 200 globally, and was rank #91 at one time. And I was I think the 13th person to Level 16.

Ingress is cheated by spoofing, by multiple accounts (you can create as many as you want and use as many as you want simultaneously with hacks.) One high level reported this bot has been sitting in the same location for 3 fucking years, and they haven't done anything about it.

The game is a GPS "game" where the intention is you go to the locations and play. However, people fake their location on their phone or on their computers at home and completely ruin the game play. So many people have been driven out of the game because they don't want to spend mine/time going places only to have some jerk at home spoofing to counter them. A few months back, someone spoofed the entire New Zealand. Niantic (NIA), creators of Ingress and Pokemon Go, took the extraordinary action of fixing those. But typically they do nothing to help.

A single spoofing person can control and affect the entire area, making the game unplayable at times.

The main problem is, players learn who spoofs, all report them via their ingress help system. The company's support just closes your ticket and marks as "solved" without even doing anything about it. We all know who spoofs (both sides) and we can never get anyone to do anything to help us against the spoofers.

This one spoofer has been spoofing for FUCKING 4 years. Who the fuck cheats for 4 years in a game. This guy is diabolical socipath. We finally got him banned for 1 and 1/2 years. He just created a new account and had it back up in a month, then also had 8+ more accounts one either side. A normal company would go, oh well we see you were banned before, we'll believe that you're up to this again especially as shitloads of people report you. But not Niantic. They keep doing nothing and let the person now have (2) main accounts and 8+ alts. + storage on all those alts while the cap is supposed to be 2,000 per player. Instead they're running around with at least 20,000 inventory space. It's impossible to ever run them out of gear. They loot with all their alts, they refil from their alts. They loot keys x accounts on portals so they can always link to a portal when a regular 1 person would not have the key everytime.

So the problem is, there's ZERO help and ZERO support. Two people can control an entire town with spoofing and no one can do much to stop them. That's when you need the game creator's help, and they never give it. One time, a now deceased employee said, "we don't like to ban cheaters because they'll just come back and cheat more."

Each person they've banned for cheating/spoofing, they allow to just create a new account and it's 1-7 days until they're "max" usable level again. And they never keep track of who was banned before and treat every account as a new person. It's so dumb.

I've completely given up trusting or expecting them to do anything about cheating. They've also mistakenly banned (4) major players so far for cheating who were not cheating. So they ban the people who are just playing and don't ban the people who are obviously cheating.

So pokemon Go launched and the people cheat even worse at that game. It's like 80% cheating. They tried various game methods but everyone was cheating. In most situations it didn't affect you except in the case of battling over gyms which was the only combat in the game. You were facing people who are level 30-40 when the possible level was more realistically 20-30 at the beginning.

So, Niantic has really redefined mobile gaming by creating GPS games. They've captured how cool a GPS game could be with more gameplay or actual cheating inforcement. However, both games have little to no gameplay, and they do nothing against the cheaters which pretty much ruins the game. I kept waiting for them to add a game designer and start adding fun gameplay, but it never happened. The game hasn't had any new content in like 2+ years when they added Level 16 back in 2014. The creator said ingress is a "tech demo" and it remains as such, waiting for them or someone else to build an actual game on the GPS game format. They are working on multiple projects so maybe they'll partner with someone who can create an actual game. I look forward to the day when a "REAL" game comes out using that format.

So why keep playing? Monopoly. There's no other gps games. There's one beta of a game from India but it's not up right now. Additionally they made (5-6) year achievements. I'm on year 4 of 5 year achievements. Also there's only 3 or so defenders vs. 60 enemy players (they do nothing to help even the teams) so if I quit, everyone will quit.

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Game Ranting is back 20 years later
Posted by: Nebuchadnezzar on June 20th, 2017 @ 4:11PM

Many of you missed me before I had to shut down my game page in 1997. Well I discover the policy was change (probably years ago) where I can now talk about games again, I just have to have a disclaimer!


Yes! This is sweet. The online rant was more novel 20 years ago, but I still appreciate your perspective.

Wootah
- 2017-06-21 08:57:23

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Tuesday, June 13th, 2017SUGGEST NEWS

Skull and Bones!!
Posted by: Nebuchadnezzar on June 13th, 2017 @ 10:29AM

I want this game. I got 500 hours into Black Flag.

Ubisoft Announces Skull And Bones, Pirate Game Based On Black Flag's Ship Combat COMMENTS (1) | GAMES | DIGG



Friday, June 9th, 2017SUGGEST NEWS

Payday 2 Free
Posted by: Nebuchadnezzar on June 9th, 2017 @ 12:19AM

Payday 2 is free on Steam right now

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Wednesday, May 17th, 2017SUGGEST NEWS

Women + Ingress
Posted by: Nebuchadnezzar on May 17th, 2017 @ 1:50PM

The enemy (and some of the allied) women sure hate me at this game. I'm on 4 years and 5 months. They stalk the SHIT out of me. Their entire days revolve around where I go and what I'm doing. You think, oh there's no way anyone would get in their car over me would they? But it's been happening for 4+ years. I think I drive them crazy with my epic arrogant shit talking skills in chat. 22+ years of IRC/etc. If they really hate me, they should just ignore me, and not care what I do. That's the best defense.

Why women like this game so much, I don't know. It's barely a game, it's officially a tech demo. I did notice the quality level of women went up massively going to Pokemon. I started to see hot women.

  • Some follow me in their cars
  • Some try to follow me on foot while I'm on my bike. Dumb b's
  • They will go anywhere that I go, often right after or at least the next day.
  • If I go somewhere stupid, where it would make no sense to get in the car and go there because I went there, THEY STILL GO there. Even if the points make no sense on the map. They will drive an hour for a single portal that I take.
  • One time I went to an island, AND THEY FUCKING FOLLOWED ME TO THE ISLAND later on. hahah.
  • One sat outside the portal by my house for 2 hours the other day. Nutjobs. haha.
  • Few times they will somehow gain access to our work courtyard then sit there hours, camping the place.
  • Some will come back to the portal by my house upwards of 3 times in a day to get me.
  • This one sea hag, I like to call her. The bridge troll, didn't like that I might get a badge, so she sent someone from another CITY to come follow me around. hahaha.

I'd love to leave them all behind and move to a different game. Many of them are super fat and ugly and one of them even gives me the falling feeling every time I see her face. I prepare myself for how ugly she is, but it always catches me. Her voice sounds like she gargles rocks.

One thing is clear, it's the most women harassing the shit out of me game ever and it's the most women I've ever pissed off at anything. haha. I seem to have this amazing gift of causing them to go crazy in real life.

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Thursday, April 27th, 2017SUGGEST NEWS

Free Witcher 1
Posted by: Nebuchadnezzar on April 27th, 2017 @ 1:07AM

Follow the steps in the comments (add +string to your email) if the code doesn't work.

https://arstechnica.com/gaming/2017/04/ars-and-gog-two-great-tastes-that-go-great-together/

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Monday, April 10th, 2017SUGGEST NEWS

Games
Posted by: Nebuchadnezzar on April 10th, 2017 @ 5:39PM

I haven't really played games in months now. I guess I'm in a burn out period. I was sorta working on DYING Light. I'm at year 37 of games. Can you imagine playing games that long? It catches up with you eventually. haha. Then you also WORK at a gaming company.


i got a switch and am playing zelda its so good

RowdyRoddyPiper
- 2017-04-10 17:52:52

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Friday, April 7th, 2017SUGGEST NEWS

Skullder / Producer Job
Posted by: Nebuchadnezzar on April 7th, 2017 @ 1:46AM

Skullder is looking for a job. I've tried for years to get him back at my company but we can't seem to land any position. He has a TON of experience. He just worked for both Marvel and Disney (years). If you hear of anything, let me know. He's trying to stay in the San Diego/Orange County area with his house.

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Tuesday, March 14th, 2017SUGGEST NEWS

GDC Free Talks
Posted by: Nebuchadnezzar on March 14th, 2017 @ 10:56AM

Video game conference. Anything without a star is free to watch. Post in the comments if there's anything good. 12 pages.

GCD

Zelda one to me yesterday and I’m finding it insightful: http://gdcvault.com/play/1024562/Change-and-Constant-Breaking-Conventions

The art, engineering, and design leads talk about Breath of the Wild – specifically how to create a sandbox that lends itself naturally to problem-solving using the tools available in your environment (everything from “chop down a tree to cross a river, because wood floats and trees can be chopped down” to “use balloons and a raft with bombs on it to float a bomb raft into an enemy camp, using the wind leaf, then shoot the bombs with an arrow shot through a fire to explode them”).

The lessons about creating multiplicative design are useful for anyone making endgame sandboxes that wants to get the most out of their content – TLDR: create simple mechanisms that can be used in a variety of contexts.

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Friday, March 3rd, 2017SUGGEST NEWS

Nintendo Switch
Posted by: Nebuchadnezzar on March 3rd, 2017 @ 8:25AM

Everyone is going crazy for it.


For it or for Zelda? The Wii U was a bum deal, sure there were a few fun games on it, but Nintendo's Catalog was so shallow as to make it pointless. Yes, Skyrim will be on it, but I already have a PC. Yeah multi-player stardew valley will come out on it, but that will be on the PC.

This time, I will not be suckered into buying it until it is successful.

Wootah
- 2017-03-03 11:33:47


Wii was pretty bad too. Commercially it was a success, but my friend said it was like a bread maker appliance. When you first get it, you are pretty excited and use it a lot, and you maybe use it when you are getting guests. But mostly it just sits there and collects dust.

If they would only get the 3rd party support like MS and Sony have, it would be a better machine to get. I'm not even talking about exclusives, even the cross platform games would help it out. The first party games like Zelda, Metroid, and Mario, while great (this new Zelda is getting phenomenal reviews), can only carry the system so far.

I know at least 3 families that bought the Wii. When the honeymoon was over, they kind of regretted their choice. Some of them were casual players that would have never bought a console and ran out and bought the Wii because they played it at a friends house. The stopped playing and said they weren't going to ever buy another system again. I personally think that is why the WiiU did so bad.

Switch may have a chance, but after playing Zelda, is there anything else that you would want to play? Are you going to have to wait for that next big title? Do you really want to spend $360 to play ONLY Zelda?

When friends ask me about it, I tell them to wait for the next BIG game to come out, pay a bit less for Zelda (and maybe the Switch itself) and at least you will have 2 big games to play right off the bat. Let the early adopters pay for it.

BloodClot
- 2017-03-03 12:14:23

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