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 Friday 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 10/23/14 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 10/22/14 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 10/21/14 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 10/20/14 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

The Vex would be best for the finale if they were given some context but they are almost completely undefinable. We don't know how they think or what they want or where they came from or what their purpose is. Even in the Black Garden sequence, we don't even know or understand what we are fighting or where the hell it… » 9/29/14 9:32pm 9/29/14 9:32pm