Bob Playstation loves Jane Consumer, he wants to treat her right, to have a relationship, maybe kids.
But Jane Consumer loves Cliff Xbox, he is tall, drives a big flashy car and he is also american, Bob is a asian kid and he is too much of a nice guy, Jane wants the bad boy attitude of Cliff Xbox, he looks like trouble, and she loves it.
Then Cliff Xbox takes Jane Consumer out in his cool car. She is happy, but she is also young and naive, she thought they would just play and laugh, but he beat her up, rapes her and trows her out of the car in the middle of nowhere.
Now Jane Consumer is confused, she is sad, without a direction in life. Cliff Xbox got her pregnant and left, with nothing left but sorrow and despair.
Bob Playstation comes to visit.
"Hey baby, I love you, I want you back. I will treat you right, raise your baby. We can play, laugh, be happy, and you know I will always respect you".
Jane canīt believe, she is so happy, she is in love.
"Oh Bob, youīre so wonderfull, I am so sorry, I was young and naive, I will be with you Bob, we will be so happy. Kiss me Bob, kiss me"
THE LAST OF US: Best game I have played in my life.
I am one hour in, I laughed, I have smiled, I cried, got scared, I CARED, I had fun, I have felt a rush, I ran for my life, I AM IN LOVE.
THE LAST OF US arrived today in the mail, I had preorderd and now I am in gaming heaven.
I have been playing games since the NES, when I was 9 or 10 years old.
Today I am 31 and, let me tell you, I have never felt in all these years what THE LAST OF US gave me in this first hour.
BRAVO! Bravo Naughty Dog, I am forever impressed.
TV, Sports, Adertisements, Fees and secrets all around.
Microsoft is in a world of trouble if they think their strategy is going to work, and I will tell why.
I have a XBOX360 and I am also only buying the PS4 in this hollyday, and I tell you why. Here is what MS is doing with the Xbox One and turned me off from the console:
1 - Achievements for watching TV, that is just dumb.
The most passive activity in the world is now something that get you awards, need I to say more?
2 - Region locked games.
That is a minor problem, but still a problem to people from countries that overcharge for games and where certain games will never be released.
3 - Fee to play used games.
Used game? You cannot play it without paying a fee. That is the next step from the online pass stuff. And, althought the online pass makes some sense, since servers and online services cost money to the company, it is only fair. Oh, wait, MS online service is already paid, isnīt?
4 - Xbox Live is STILL paid.
Yep, STILL paid. While Sony offer every kind of gifts, advantages, free games, free trials, blowjobs... to their premium subscribers, MS is still charging for the simple online gameplay, which is free on Sony and Nintendo.
5- Focus on media instead of focusing in games.
TV, TV, TV, TV, Sports, Halo Show, Remedy tv show, Spielberg, NFL fantasy wet dream and stuff like that are now MS main focus. Games are not that important, and, according to MS, we will like to watch tv once again...
6 - New Remedy game is a freaking tv series.
Well, not really. Of course not, but what is that stupid trailer? Remember Alan Wake? That was cool, right? This one, not that much...
7- Always online (once a day).
To updates, to download new advertisements, and, to BE ABLE TO PLAY even offline games, you have to be online.
8 - Obligatory installation of 20GB games on a 500GB HD (not replaceable).
Hideo Kojima last masterpiece, METAL GEAR SOLID 4 was close to 40GB. So, you better finish your first game if you want to play another.
9 - Obligatory Kinect use.
Remember that thing that 10 million Xbox360 (casual dancing bimbos) users liked? Now the 65 million real Xbox360 gamers will also have to use it.
10 - Cloud advertisements in real time in games.
Connor killed Vicar Abbott, DRINK PEPSI.
11 - Ginormous ugly console.
Well, it is. Of course revisions will come, but, a little effort on the design would be nice.
12 - Treating gamers like stupid sheep overall.
Using Gametrailers to do Damage Control after the Reveal event went bad, that is cheap. Keeping world domination level of secrets under the curtains (like the ones above), that is very cheap. MS is about to get the surprise of a lifetime if they think we are that stupid.
Reports are appearing in several media outlets across the country: the online brazilian gamer behavior is irritating the rest of the world.
Some brazilians act like beggars on games like DAY-Z or Dota, with the catch phrase "Gibe money plOx or I report yu" (Give me money, or I will report you).
Others are robbing people and disrupting the matches, with neverending chanting of the "words" "BR BR BR BR", a call to arms to other brazilians.
In a interview, a 19 years old gamer from the country said: "We like to set the terror loose, it is just a game, donīt take it so seriouslly". This young man probably donīt get invited to board games sessions. Can you imagine his approach to Monopoly? He would probably kick the board to the ground and eat the money, while defecates on the other players heads. After all, it IS just a game.
This behavior is just a reflection of the imaturity these south american holligans must have at dealing with their entire life affairs, and, of course, not all brazillians are this toxic when playing games.
That said, being from Brazil is now enough to be kicked out of a game, the rest of the world is not taking any chances.
However, the game developers can help: the phrase "Gibe money plOx or I report yu" (Give me money, or I will report you) and many others used in the virtual gangs comunication can be traced and these brazillians that donīt play well with others, banned from the games.
This could restore the good gamers from the country (they exist) good name, after all, not all brazilians are (virtual) terrorists.
But wait, since when a Lego game is a system seller? Never happened before, maybe GTA and Final Fantasy, but, LEGO?
But the console is getting pretty nice numbers, outselling the VITA and getting a respectable 4th spot on the charts, with very little to offer in terms of software.
More than that, early adopters of next gen console generally buy the EYE CANDY titles, the games that show up the graphical and horse power greatness of the new toy. The WiiU donīt have any of those yet, maybe they are coming, but, granted, what we can get right now looks and plays just like last gen games.
So, THE WIIU IS A HUGE SUCCESS and their selling numbers show the hunger of consumers for new video game machines.
My point is: If the WiiU is selling without any real amazing game, this is very good news for the industry overall, imagine the hype and desiree the big boys will cause in november.
Or, even the WiiU, when the good games arrive, imagine how much excitement there will be around the thing.
PS4 and NextBox to launch at the same time: BLOODY WAR in Europe!
Consoles are expensive. The new ones from Sony and MS will be around 400-500 dollars in America, 1000-1500 dollars here in Brazil, that is a lot of money.
That said, very few people will be able to buy the two juggernauts together in october-november this year, and, althought they will be both amazing, no doubts there, almost everybody will have to choose one.
In North America, is safe to say that Sony will be slaughtered, probably 4 Nextbox will be sold for each PS4, that will never change. If you give the general American a decent patriotic option, they will never buy something that is not American, that is a very patriotic and somewhat curious feature about them. So, even if the PS4 is better, to USA it will not matter.
In Japan, the Nextbox will be slaughtered, around 10 PS4s for each Nextbox, but the japanese market is small, so, such a advantage will not hinder MS by any means.
Well, now, EUROPE. This continent will be the stage of a bloody combat. Who wins there? It is not safe to say, but it will be a tense time for both MS and Sony there, and a time of wonder and doubt for gamers, no doubt the new consoles will be amazing and incredible, but, which one shall we choose. That is the question that will be on gaming minds across the old continent.
Who will win this battle? Me. You, every gamer wins! Competition, fair competition, is amazing for Video game, and this 2013 hollidays will no doubt be one to remember for gamers.