Guest Chat: PS4 Launch

Sig Fem Seks: This PS4 launch is kind of a mess, yeah?
Sig Fem Seks: Knack: 59
Killzone: 74
Sig Fem Seks: Pretty shaky launch
Sonic Rob: oh FUCK
Sonic Rob: I feel bad for all the shit I talked about Knack now
Sonic Rob: but anyhow, that’s only 2 games
Sig Fem Seks: That’s the two exclusives
Sig Fem Seks: But yeah
Sonic Rob: I can’t remember the last launch exclusive that was seen as a great game for the ages
Sig Fem Seks: CRIMINAL
Sig Fem Seks: ORIGINS
Sonic Rob: it’s Be Nice Day, let’s be nice about this
Sonic Rob: Killzone is kind of an also-ran franchise, they’ve always been playing catchup to Halo
Sonic Rob: nobody had high hopes for that
Sonic Rob: none of the other tentpole PS franchises are out on PS4 yet. See how they do.
Sig Fem Seks: Yeah
Sig Fem Seks: Should be interesting to see how this goes over with the fanbase though
Sonic Rob: If Infamous and Deep Down and Drive Club and The Order are all just tepid 65-80 metascore games, we can start to worry
Sonic Rob: you know, I’m not sure what we expected
Sonic Rob: I think the careful choreography of the spring reveals created an unrealistic idea of just how put together this all would be
Sonic Rob: it was a triumph of marketing over material
Sonic Rob: this is just the fallout
Sig Fem Seks: Yeah
Sig Fem Seks: Xbox took all their flak early
Sonic Rob: and I’m feeling pretty ok with saying their launch will have hiccups
Sonic Rob: Ryse will be a pretty piece of shit
Sig Fem Seks: Totally
Sig Fem Seks: Dead Rising will have FPS issues
Sig Fem Seks: Forza will be underwhelming
Sonic Rob: but I will say this: with the way the PS4 launch is being covered in the press, Microsoft should lift whatever review embargo they have in place NOW
Sonic Rob: like yesterday
Sig Fem Seks: Hah, totally
Sonic Rob: if they think XB1’s aggregate metascore can beat PS4’s by 1 percent or more, they should just say fuck it, launch, and drown out PS4 early
Sonic Rob: they can “win” the first month of the new generation whee
Sig Fem Seks: Yeah, there’s gonna be an internet shitstorm if Xbox has a great launch
Sonic Rob: I would be deeply concerned if we woke up on November 13, 2014 in a world where it was generally accepted that PS4 was the best gaming system and both WiiU and XB1 were relegated to also-ran status
Sonic Rob: that ain’t healthy
Sig Fem Seks: I feel like this generation will be pretty much the same as the last
Sig Fem Seks: Nothing has really changed
Sonic Rob: WiiU has been out like a year, and their launch basically doomed that whole generation of Nintendo home console
Sonic Rob: they have not recovered at all after 12 months
Sig Fem Seks: WiiU is kind of not a game console at this point
Sig Fem Seks: It’s like some kind of extra toy or recreational device
Sig Fem Seks: I don’t lump it in with other things
Sig Fem Seks: 3DS is what Nintendo does. That’s it.
Sonic Rob: yeah, it is a political figurehead that is holding a place for Nintendo’s next for-real games console, whenever that shows up

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