exclusivity. . Does Tomb "a?, Stella' ! ll, timed exclusivity make you want an Xbex One? Thank you, we have already counted your vote.. timed exclusive? isnt that a really fancy way of saying early access? xbox one Tomb Raider pc wins again
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> hey anon, wanna give your opinion?
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User avatar #3 - dracolegacy
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timed exclusive? isnt that a really fancy way of saying early access?
User avatar #10 to #3 - nimba
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yes
#23 to #3 - anon id: fdb0bb4e
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No, because early access would be getting to play a game before it's finished.
User avatar #31 to #3 - nustix
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Ofcourse not, early acces states that you acces the game before it's finished timed exclusives means that you get the finished game but you wont allow others to play it.
User avatar #16 to #3 - alleksi
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Kinda. Early access is more on an individual level in my opinion. You say "I preordered the game so I got an early access code so I can play it one week in advance"

whereas "timed exclusive" is on a platform level "all xbox players get this game now and we'll release it for other platforms later when our contract is over"


Tomb Raider is a timed exclusive.
New map packs for BF4 players are early access (for premium players).
#15 - exceeding
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#46 - yournaivemother
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#59 to #46 - maguitox
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Hit me!
Hit me!
#74 - sylaz
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Nah im good.
Nah im good.
User avatar #100 to #74 - loganmadder
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I think that's funny:

"nice fade"

"QUICK FLASH"

"slow fade"

"QUICK FLASH"
#110 to #74 - goldendarknessx
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I like sony and I am proud I like sony and I am proud I like sony and I am proud
User avatar #78 to #74 - rdnyan
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that ps1 logo gave me goose bumps
User avatar #83 to #78 - mion
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I heard the booting sound.

Oh, there was my childhood for a very brief moment.
User avatar #43 - warioteam
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PC MASTER R- eh **** it, all i play is tf2 and garrys mod these days.
User avatar #87 to #43 - lolguythesecond
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and my pc is a ****** laptop
#12 - karnovski
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Exclusivity now is all about money. Last of us is another interactive piece of **** movie for 70$. I watched The Order 1886 gameplay and it sucks too. Railway scripted crap with ******** of cutscenes. **** consoles.
#92 to #12 - blancka
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>complains games are too much like movies
>"I watched the order 1886 so can judge it"
User avatar #88 to #12 - talkingmouth
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**** you. Last Of Us is the greatest game ever made.
User avatar #21 to #12 - msterstan
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Was exclusivity EVER not about money?
#65 - keybladewarrior
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It was basically Crystal Dynamics shooting themselves in the foot by making it an exclusive. They weren't satisfied with the sales of Tomb Raider but then they make the sequel an exclusive to make it better? I mean PS4 still has Uncharted but I like both of them very much.
#94 to #65 - blancka
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They weren't satisfied with profit. Not the number of copies shipped. The amount of money they made versus the amount it cost to make.

It makes perfect sense on that logic to take MS' money for timed exclusivity. Still a dick move, but it makes perfect sense
User avatar #68 to #65 - indecisivejew
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I'm sure Microsoft paid a ton to get it, so that will likely more than recoup the losses for the first couple months its out, and it will still be available on other platforms later.

But yeah, it still probably won't make enough money for Square Enix, because they are notorious for setting unrealistically high goals for their western developed games, while keeping FF goals low so that they can just blame the western stuff when they are hurting.
User avatar #85 to #68 - mion
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fun fact:

FFXIII and it's sequels were a huge success in Japan, it only actually flopped in the west.

As for the TR reboot, afaik it had an OK sales (about 3 or 4 millions? Not too sure though).
Of course, it can't compete with other games (CoD/BF) when it comes to sales (let's forget about quality for the time being), but SE set their priorities pretty straight to the Japanese/Asian players - which sucks for me as an European player (We didn't even get RE:CoM until KHI.5 HD: RE:Mix <.< ), but is understandable since Western players are a bunch of ungrateful little ***** at times.
#114 - gremious
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I couldn't help but continue in my head, after reading "yes, no, maybe"

"..i don't know.
Could you repeat the question?"
User avatar #151 to #114 - keybladewarrior
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YOUR NOT THE BOSS OF ME NOW
YOUR NOT THE BOSS OF ME NOW
YOUR NOT THE BOSS OF ME NOW
AND YOU"RE NOT SO BIG
#47 - blargenflargle
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Remember kids: Exclusive is just another way of saying 'held hostige'
User avatar #57 to #47 - thechosentroll
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Normally, I'd disagree, but in this case it may as well be.
#2 - anon id: 8351a0c3
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PS4 users will just play Uncharted 4, its pretty much the same thing but with a guy; PC users won't give a ****, they're used to waiting for games (ex: GTA:V)
#5 to #2 - anon id: 344672bf
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we're also used to modding and being able to play games without a monthly fee or even buying it.
User avatar #25 to #5 - mutzaki
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Except for, you know, World of Warcraft and other games.
User avatar #76 to #25 - zombifier
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there are private servers for wow, completely free
User avatar #75 to #25 - instalation
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It's not like WoW is the only PC game out there. Also there are some stupid console games that even have monthly subscriptions themselves.
#40 to #25 - anon id: 230b2681
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Because you can play World of Warcraft on a console.
User avatar #44 to #40 - mutzaki
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I was referring to WoW's monthly fee.
#55 to #44 - holmborn
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not neccesarily. It's very possible to play WoW on a private server completely free. Heck, i did for like 6 months untill i got bored of the game.
User avatar #138 to #55 - kinginyellow
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Is private just yourself and the computer? Or is it just a limited version of online?
#144 to #138 - holmborn
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its a full on server, only its not an official blizzard server. you connect to it, by changing the server list in the folder for WoW itself, and putting in the specific private server IP and name.
#91 to #55 - blancka
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It's also very possible to pirate console games.
User avatar #95 to #91 - gunslayer
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Don't you need to modify your console to play pirated games? And on PC you just, you know, torrent, install, apply medicine if necesary, and play.
#97 to #95 - blancka
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Earlier in the lifespan you need to hardmod usually, but this is usually about $20 at most and pretty simple.

Later in the lifespan you can generally softmod and it's as simple as running a program once, then being able to download and run ISOs.

On ps2 there are various exploits, for example, the game 007 agent under fire can be used to hack the system cheaply. PSP can be hacked in less than 5 minutes. Download custom firmware, press install, done. DS only requires a flashcart and nothing more. No actual modding. 360s and ps3s are pretty simple too.
User avatar #99 to #97 - gunslayer
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As an owner of PSP and DS I know for a fact that PSP and DS's are simple, but let's talk about modern day consoles, most of my friends talk a lot about getting the right hardware mods and stuff, sometimes the "chips" as they call them (I don't console other than PSP for Final Fantasy Dissidia and DS for Pokemon games) have different version numbers, like actual software, and it makes a difference. How does that work?

Not bashing console gaming, these are actual genuine questions.
#105 to #99 - blancka
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Ps3s and 360s aren't too troublesome to hack overall. It just takes a simple hardmodding. You just generally need to know what version of the system you have, and buy accordingly, which is easy provided the stickers haven't worn out somehow. The actual mod chips may have different firmware's on them depending on their version. Generally this is because you can't un-update consoles. So you'd need more up to date chips if your firmware is newer, as updates try to remove compatibility. It's generally as simple as finding your firmware on your console and googling how to mod X.YZ firmware on [console] to find the correct info.


In the next year or two, it's likely that it becomes possible to softmod the ps3 and 360 without the need for physical alteration. Once updates stop coming, it becomes far easier to crack the system. You once needed a pandora's batter for psp hacking. Now you just download and run a file.
#41 to #5 - anon id: 591be95e
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PC MASTUR RAYCE!!!!!!
such a bunch of cunts
#6 to #5 - daboxghost
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good for you
User avatar #37 to #6 - megaton
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i have no idea why u got thumbed down. the anon sounded like a pice of crap bitch who likes to hurt the gaming industry by never buying the game and instead just torrenting it and feels so god damn clever cause he knows how to hit a ******* download button.
#152 to #37 - daboxghost
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cuz butthurt. I don't live for thumbs on some website, some do i guess
#14 to #2 - viralkamina
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i am a pc user and i don't really care about uncharted or tomb raider. I liked the first 2 uncharted games, but i don't really feel the drive to play more.
But that is just my own taste^^
User avatar #18 to #2 - Metallicock
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PS4 needs another twisted metal along with the new uncharted and then when the price drops I might get one.
#29 to #2 - critizer
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i have a ps4. don´t give a liquid **** about uncharted and never played it before and don´t understand the people who play that
User avatar #70 to #2 - blooby
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bloodborne
User avatar #81 to #2 - cdsams
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We are also used to running virtual consoles.
#90 to #2 - theruse
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Wii U players get:
Super Smash Bros.
Mario Kart 8
Zelda U
SM3DW
Star Fox U
Splatoon
Xenoblade Chronicles
Hyrule Warriors
Shall I go on?
User avatar #115 to #90 - shabadaka
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gettin hyped for some smash
#123 to #90 - anon id: 04dc84ba
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Yep, leave it to you to shoehorn wii-u for no reason. Nobody was discussing the entire game library coming out, and it's ignorant to disregard how much is coming out for PS4 and Xbox One. This was just a discussion on one game being exclusive, not another whiny bithfest from wii-u fans
#126 to #123 - theruse
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Stop b8ing, m8.
#134 to #126 - anon id: 04dc84ba
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Well you went all defensive pulling out the same list of games while everyone was talking about how one exclusive game was pointless if you can get something fairly similar for PS4. You're the one turning a discussion about Tomb Raider into "hurr durr, but WII U GAMES!". It wasn't a competition but you interject wii-u every chance you get, guess you regretted buying one.
User avatar #101 to #90 - gunslayer
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Emulators.

Nintendo stuff has been proven to be the easiest stuff to dump and turn into something for the PC.
User avatar #102 to #101 - theruse
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Really? Are there emulators for the Wii U now?
User avatar #103 to #102 - gunslayer
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Thanks for thumbing me down the same way I did.

No but it most likely will happen like it did with the DS, it took a really small time to manage to write an emulator.
#109 to #103 - theruse
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OK, so it doesn't exist, you just made it up to make the Wii U look bad. You do realize, ALL consoles have emulators? The only reason people do it to Nintendo more is because more people give a **** about them.
OK, so it doesn't exist, you just made it up to make the Wii U look bad. You do realize, ALL consoles have emulators? The only reason people do it to Nintendo more is because more people give a **** about them.
#147 to #109 - anon id: be8ae4b2
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There's already a 3DS emulator prototype.
It won't be long until there's a Wii U one.
Now look at xbox 360 and PS3, there still isn't **** in terms of emulating them.
User avatar #113 to #109 - gunslayer
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Dolphin 4.0 can run Wii U games if configured correctly, the problem is the framerate.
User avatar #119 to #113 - theruse
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me penis can run ur mom but da only problem is shes 2 fat so our framer8 is low wile i bang ur sis fuk u man u cheeky cunt
#120 to #119 - gunslayer
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#121 to #2 - fragman
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like anyone is actually waiting for another title which rockstar games does a piss poor job on the platform port and forces you to use their "social club"

i.e. the reason why I stopped playing GTA after San Andreas
User avatar #17 to #2 - angelious
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we are waiting for metal gear solid 5
User avatar #62 to #17 - Epicgetguy
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MGSV is coming to steam
User avatar #77 to #62 - angelious
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yeah i saw it.

im so joyous about it i could sing a song if i didnt suck at singing songs about things
User avatar #19 to #2 - redbrutal
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I don't care about GTA, I just want the damn Unity