Well, the difference here is that the PS4 requires the person that is sending the game to still be in front of their PS4 because of the 1-hour time limit. So the XB1 had an online requirement while the PS4 has a physical presence requirement. At an individual level, the online requirement is the much easier of the two… » 10/24/14 7:26pm Yesterday 7:26pm

The other reason I always felt Manhattan didn't work was because he was a known entity. At least to the point where no government could ever rationally think they could beat him in a fight (he did end the Vietnam war in a matter of days). Aliens are, well, alien. No matter how weird or destructive its sudden… » 10/23/14 12:52am Thursday 12:52am

I never liked the Simpsons example. The show has black characters, Chinese characters, Indian characters, Hispanic characters, etc... but it doesn't have 'white' characters. Instead we have these weird yellow characters as some sort of majority stand-in. I think that, coupled with the fact that it is set in an… » 10/22/14 6:58pm Wednesday 6:58pm

That is a weird way to up the challenge. By destroying player tactics instead of making the actual enemy harder. I mean, it is a game with a strong RPG core and coming up with strategies and coordinating your party and preparation are kind of the point. The kind of strategy the community comes up with after hundreds… » 10/21/14 2:00am Tuesday 2:00am

Here is a list of compatible titles. If you find enough that interests you (whether PS1/PSP/PSVita), that should answer your question. The bonus is if/when they make Netflix and Hulu compatible with the PS TV (as they already work on the PS Vita). That is if you care about that kind of stuff. » 10/20/14 12:50am Monday 12:50am

The only way I see a Home style experience working out is if it is completely and totally integrated with the console UI. Wanting to hang out with people in a virtual space between game sessions or before you jump into a party for a Netflix binge or whatever is only advantageous to the user if there isn't a shit ton… » 10/07/14 6:20pm 10/07/14 6:20pm

The thing people always forget in these situations is the context. I don't know what that is in this case but I am talking in general. Having sex with a hot teacher as a high school boy may seem like a great thing because we think about it as simply 2 people wanting to have sex but what if that teacher insinuated that… » 10/04/14 12:17am 10/04/14 12:17am

They get a bad rep because the main characters often don't die at all. You don't have to make it frequent to go in the other direction. You can make each death a small event on its own . When you kill off people too often, you stop even trying to become attached to characters unless the writing is too good to ignore… » 10/03/14 7:50am 10/03/14 7:50am

Here is the problem; only that last bit actually happens in the game and even that sounds like something that you would read in a game manual (back when those things existed) before you would start a game. As a story for a game, it just feels like a bunch of disparate parts. During the course of the game itself, all… » 9/29/14 9:10pm 9/29/14 9:10pm

If you are not playing your PSP or whatever for a while, don't let it charge for days on end. Sun or no, that is all you have to do. That is how my PSP battery went to shit. It didn't explode but it did puff up and now it doesn't fit in the PSP casing. I got a another battery for cheap off of Amazon (this all happened… » 9/28/14 8:49pm 9/28/14 8:49pm

It is loot-based until you hit a certain level; then it isn't anymore. I said the other day why I think this is the case, cynical as it may be. If they kept the nature of a loot-based game through to the end, that would mean that in order for Bungie to give people new and unique ways to gain gear would be through… » 9/26/14 9:44pm 9/26/14 9:44pm