GS News - CoD: Advanced Warfare To Be Photorealistic; EA Talks Canoes!

EA says people will embrace microtransactions, Activision is confident with Call of Duty’s visual quality, and Nintendo explain their Wii U strategy.

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SaintsRowLA
SaintsRowLA

Yes, Go With The Flow Down The River of Progress. . .

But don't be conformist either. 

Dredcrumb9
Dredcrumb9

Will it contain photo realistic gore? Every M rated COD should be as brutal as W@W. These games should portray war as brutal and horrific. Kids should not be excited to join the service after playing these games.

rickphoenixxx
rickphoenixxx

Yes, content is very important Nintendo.....and content like highly sought out third party games is the most important kind of content there is. NOT having these kind of makes you obsolete this gen on the grand scale, although your core fanbase will always be there.

kalmah_winter
kalmah_winter

Activision, just optimise your graphics, not cool to see all the photorealism ruined by low framerates D:

lilflipp
lilflipp

3:05 That sarcastic video editing. Love it.

ArchoNils2
ArchoNils2

Lol at the photorealistic statement. Just look at the real Kevin Spacey and that thing that is supposed to be him. In fact we are not even close enough to enter the uncanny valley

TERMINATOR-SSD
TERMINATOR-SSD

i embraced gaming....by not supporting ANYTHING from EA, after BF3. and sticking with independent developers 90% of the time....Best move i've ever done.

chechak7
chechak7

just come to say 

.....jess you are Beautiful....i love your show 

TheJamin
TheJamin

COD AW: 


Photo realistic. Anddddd:


1: Is unoptimised

2: Does not support SLI or Xfire

3: Campaign lasts 3 hours

4: Costs 39.99 on PC

5: Will recieve no pc optimisation patches or bug fixes


you're not getting me again activision.. never again!

caitseith
caitseith

Golden Age of gaming? More like Gray FPS Age of gaming.


EA, guess who is putting microtransactions in $60 AAA titles (or reviving classic PC titles as shitty mobile F2P versions). Yes, it's YOU! It isn't the industry who is changing; it's your greed that is trying to change the industry.

bdrtfm
bdrtfm

Wow, EA really needs to get a clue. I've never played a Free2Play game that didn't suck without spending hordes of cash to unlock everything to get the full experience. Which I refuse to do. And micro-transactions are just as bad. I will never spend a cent on micro-transactions.


Games are $70 + taxes in Canada. No way in hell am I paying for extra content in-game with such a huge upfront cost. Day 1 DLC is bad enough. The problem is, for every person smart enough not to buy into this garbage, there are a 100 spoiled kids whose parents will buy them anything to keep from having to deal with them. This makes company's like EA think we are ok with this.


Basically saying, "its happening so get over it and pull out your wallet", is why EA is seen as such a terrible company. They are completely out of touch with gamers.

grin89
grin89

i thought all games were photorealistic already.

PinchySkree
PinchySkree

So no updates to anything that matters then and another false claim made by a clueless corporate shill.                         

Dannystaples14
Dannystaples14

Australia's winter is pretty much the UKs summer though.

EA! I will NEVER buy microtransactions. EVER! I will jump out of the canoe and drown before I give money for microtransactions.....which means in the real none metaphor world I will stop gaming.

fragtaster
fragtaster

'Photorealistic' my foot. It isn't like I haven't heard that every few years about games. :/ And when the game is produced in just a year and so, its hard to imagine that they had the nerve to say that.


.....Peter Moore needs to shut up too. He's like "sure we shot ourselves in the foot last summer - but it's ok, cause I'll just shoot myself again, and it'll be ok this time!". Greed is a funny thing, it makes people stupid.

daltonbay
daltonbay

I'm not fussed about the visuals! I want to see some inspiration from the mechanics: rather than not killing EVERYONE, how about shooting your enemies weapon out of their hand, or incapacitating them by shooting them in the leg or ass & capturing them. And, how about this, fighting against the American war machine instead of fighting for it? If you actually do your research & investigate the USA's history of false flag operations, you'll know that rather than being the solution, the Military-Industrial complex, is a big part of the problem.

jb34304
jb34304

Thanks for discussing Call Of Dooty.


Hehe. I said Dooty... Because that is what the game is going to be. I hope everyone (the press and users alike) reviews the game based off all the hype they have used to sell the game. Kind of like a checklist.


You won't even realize it's a game! And the game uses photorealistic visuals, and it will blow you away!!! Well then it's already got a 0/10 :) I am not saying the artists and game designers do a bad job, but the marketing and executive departments are.


Blown away from this game is more like it.

itchyflop
itchyflop

so so we get halo on the ps4?

prodigy_69
prodigy_69

we say jumpers in the uk, what I don't get is you aussies calling Flip flops  Thongs!...

DarkLord
DarkLord

Another great show, Jess! Stay warm and see you tomorrow! :)

0843262608
0843262608

Jess why is your hair loos every episode? I want to know please 

maudead5
maudead5

I would love to hear her say my name :3   "anthony morales" 

krypticslaughtr
krypticslaughtr

Thanks to sony for making sure the game isnt broken when it comes to us. HA!!!

Ferrets_one
Ferrets_one

So what are pants and shirts called in Australia? 


Pawfalcon
Pawfalcon

Wait! Hold on.... Jumpers? Thats so weird.

And the whole "photo-realistic" thing is the usual hype creek content. The only people who might be blown away are those that haven't played a game since Tetris. And don't own a TV or computer. Pretty sure Tribesmen in the Amazon and New Guinea would respond with something along the lines of "pshhh, Witcher 3 looks better", probably >.>

homelessgamer
homelessgamer

Weather rain or shine Jess has great fashion taste.

Zombie97
Zombie97

The problem with free to play games in my opinion is that most of the time players who have invested a lot of money in the game have a clear advantage over others, it's very time consuming to progress/level up and get in-game money or good equipment without paying for it. I know that there are some good and successful free to play games, but not in genres that interest me. I'm also against microtransactions in retail games. If I have paid the full price for a game, i want to be able to access all the content in it, I think that even little things like weapon camos should be unlocked by completing certain objectives, not by paying real money for them. Of course, I don't mind paying for good DLC that is created after the game's release. Also, I have a hard time believing that it's cold in Australia :P

20yearsgaming
20yearsgaming

Photorealistic.  COD 4 was also marketed as being "photorealistic."  Not too long ago, we were told that these "new" consoles would produce "Avatar-like" graphics.


Stop.  Let's be "realistic."  PS4 has a 7870.  If three Titan Blacks can't produce "photorealistic" graphics, it ain't happening on a 7870.  Motion capture has been used in gaming for over a decade.  What, here, is revelatory?

fragtaster
fragtaster

@Dannystaples14  Aussies are like "burr its cold, its only 60f degrees (15.5c degrees), I'd better put a sweater on". lol


Where I live in the states (Virginia) our winters are on average around 15f degrees (-9.4c degrees), and can get as low as -10f degrees at night (-23.3c degrees), with a wind chill of  between -20 and -30f degrees (-28.8c - 34.4c degrees).


60f degrees/15.5c degrees is nice and comfortably warm to me. Heck, I wear shorts all winter long on he days its 20f - 30f degrees (-6.6c - 1.1 c degrees) here - which is most days here between November-to-April. 


^_^

daltonbay
daltonbay

*rather than killing everyone!

daltonbay
daltonbay

I'd like to send Jess some of my soups, be it minestrone or lentil. The latter would most certainly warm her up!

hellknight40000
hellknight40000

@Pawfalcon Can confirm. Am a tribesman living on the Amazon. Now if you'll excuse me, I need to keep working through my Steam backlog before my elder boots me off the PC. 

hystavito
hystavito

@Zombie97 I thought it stayed pretty warm in Australia too, but recently I have spoken to some Australian people online who have told me they are having temps around low teens (celsius) and some told me it can even get to freezing (0c) in some places.  Still not totally sure I believe the freezing part heh, I should look it up, but anyway.

scarred_fox
scarred_fox

@tempertress @Ferrets_one  what I call a muscle shirt, Aussies call it a singlet. flip flops are flats. their equivalent of peanut butter is vegemite XD  I cannot eat that stuff

Zombie97
Zombie97

Thanks for the info, I guess that depends on the part of the continent. I wonder if it ever snows in Australia? I just hope it's not too cold in the GameSpot office, they might not have central heating :(

Zombie97
Zombie97

:D Are my comments too long?

lilflipp
lilflipp

@scarred_fox @tempertress @Ferrets_one I have a steam buddy that also told me that what people call trunks, they call boots.

I thought trunks were shorts. So what do you call boots?

This can all get very confusing to a french canadian.

doorselfin
doorselfin moderator staff

@Zombie97 @hystavito Actually, we get into the office real early to do news, so we have to wait around two hours for the heat to turn on. 


Our lows are hovering around 8 degree Celcius currently, but we've been having some killer 45km/hr winds that have made things a lot worse. Some parts of Australia do get snow. 

lilflipp
lilflipp

@doorselfin @Zombie97 @hystavito Low teens sounds good man, but 8 is starting to get chilly.

Over here, lowest was -46 with wind chill factor. Frostbite kind of cold. You know it's cold, when exposing your skin to the wind to try and grab your keys hurts your hands.


Australia sounds likes paradise. But I wouldn't be handle all the creeping creatures and venomous things. I would die, I know I would. I wouldn't be able to sleep at night. Huntsman spiders, I've googled those things. I'd probably end getting shanked to death by a giant wasp in a shady alley.

Drop bears aren't real? That's what they want you to think.

homelessgamer
homelessgamer

Jess deserves better working conditions. I'm a little upset now.

doorselfin
doorselfin moderator staff

@homelessgamer Yeah, but look how happy she is on video every day. IT'S TOTALLY LEGIT HAPPINESS.

Zombie97
Zombie97

I have to admit that I'm not familiar with any of his works, but it's always sad to lose someone who has contributed much to literature :(