GS News - Dragon Age Gets Multiplayer; Legend of Zelda In Mario Kart!

Mario Kart 8 gets Animal Crossing and The Legend of Zelda DLC, DA: Inquisition will have multiplayer, and can the Xbox One be as powerful as the PS4?

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jthoner
jthoner

While I do think the standalone Kinect is too pricey... I personally think the saying "Xbox One is better with Kinect" is so true. This is my first generation owning an Xbox and I would never have gotten one if it was not bundled... soooo glad I did because it is a great accessory which I could not live without now.

PyreofKoL
PyreofKoL

Yeah, stopped at the Metro Redux bit. I'm extremely happy with the first two announcements. I've been saying for years that Mario Kart needs greater character diversity, and this is an excellent start. Not sure if I'll be replacing my long time main Koopa Troopa with the Villager or Link but either wat it'll be fun. Also, I'm so glad that BioWare elected to not try any kind of competitive multiplayer with Dragon Age. DA has always been a giant love letter to D&D, and being as D&D was the first ever co-op RPG, I feel that co-op for DA is quite fitting. Lastly, Jess, do you have a slightly less attractive but equally snarky sister that I might feasibly have a shot with? 

automato
automato

Okay, I guess I have to accept that there won't be a new F-Zero anytime soon. But do they have to make the Blue Falcon look like a kid's toy? This hurts my nostalgic feelings. Pffffft....Mario Kart....

dani_i89
dani_i89

Finally, some sensible thought and new about the Xbox. Even as it is now, it's still a hands-down better option than the PS4 in my view.

Bowser05
Bowser05

Minority? My view could clearly be skewed but 90% of the people I know who own an X1 or are interested in an X1 are complete fans of the Kinect and would never give it up (myself included). None of them bought the non-Kinect version and ever would, either (including the ones who purchased the system after the standalone released). Like I said, it's highly likely I could live in an area where we are the minority, but I'm talking about Orange Country and San Bernardino County (CA) which covers a pretty wide area.


Anyway, looking forward to the stuff mentioned in the video.

mobywv
mobywv

Yes, I know I have too much time on my hands. But this has been bugging me for awhile. WHY does Jess never show teeth in the promo picture?  I don't think it's ever happened. Seriously, go back and look for yourself.  Now if she was British, I'd get it, but I'm pretty sure she isn't.  Anyways, glad to finally get that off my chest.  Keep up the good work,  

ArchoNils2
ArchoNils2

Nintendo shows how DLC should be done and Ea/Bioware show how it should never be done. Get the hint: If your game is not appealing enough to get the ingame currency with playing then maybe you did something wrong

The_Cimmerian
The_Cimmerian

If Nintendo had done a better battle mode and a decent Rainbow Road track i might bought the DLC, but i can honestly say that it's not worth it, i didn't even try to finish all the modes with 3 stars; oh well, hopefully the next one will be better.

howling_lead
howling_lead

Anybody who pays for DLC and in game currency has more money than brains.

hystavito
hystavito

I keep saying this and not doing it, but I will say it again anyway, I gotta get Divinity OS :).

suppaphly42
suppaphly42

the fact that DA:I has MP makes me s1ck just when i had the thought that maybe just maybe E A and bioware had listened to reason just went pooph.

next we will hear that the next FF game will be a FPS game

xboxonly1
xboxonly1

Why dint Mario kart 7 ever get DLC? this is an abomination to the 3DS fans.

galafasanta
galafasanta

Dragon Age multiplayer.....real cash transactions to speed up your progress.....:FACEPALM:

roastedzombies
roastedzombies

If they have DLC in Super Smash Bros then I am gonna have a fit.

chipwithdip
chipwithdip

50% increase to freaking MK8 for only TWELVE FKING DOLLARS?


Nintendo...PLLLLEAAAASSSSEEEEEE!!!!!!!!!!!!! WHY DID THEY CAN FEEDBACKULA!?!?!?

PyreofKoL
PyreofKoL

@automato Don't give up hope yet. The Wii U is still early in its life and, despite its rough start, is on the upswing. I think we'll see F-Zero before long, particularly after Smash and the new Zelda hit shelves.

RoachRush
RoachRush

@mobywv Not everyone can afford to look like a Hollywood star or is born with a perfect row of teeth. Besides, she's charming enough as she is.

howling_lead
howling_lead

It seems like a good deal but most of this content was probably made at the same time as the original game then separated to be sold later as a DLC.

ArchoNils2
ArchoNils2

I do agree on ingame currency, but the Mario Kart Deal is pretty sweet. You get the content of half a game for just $13, that's very fair

suppaphly42
suppaphly42

@freedomzealot  hmmmm you sound bitter also if you read the full article you would know that all the dlc for the mp part of the  game will be free ( "It's all free DLC for everyone," Costa said.) so now how did they screw you.

now this little rant of yours gives me some incite on just how much of a hypocrite you really are.

1) " they can take this game and shove it so far up their asses they spit plastic". but your going to steal it and play it anyway 


2) i can see now why you are in such great defense of a one Lindsey lohan you're both thieves trying to steal from a big company i guess your just that proud of yourself and miss lohan maybe you should ask her to come to GS and  jump to your defense it would probably do more for her pr then that lawsuit will.   

suppaphly42
suppaphly42

@hystavito that game is awesome and ironically enough it has a MP part to it that can be easily ignored or in-braced at no cost to the games integrity   

hystavito
hystavito

I made this comment under The Gist and now it's here under the news, something has gone terribly wrong! :P

evil13killer
evil13killer

@suppaphly42 you can see the difference between Wither devs and bioware they wont waste time on multiplayer they know why gamers love there games that what happens when big companies like EA are in charge

II_Exile_II
II_Exile_II

@howling_lead  That's entirely unfounded speculation that doesn't hold up against any sort of critical thought. Every Mario Kart since Super Circuit has had 8 cups with 4 tracks each, exactly what Mario Kart 8 features. The game has the same amount of content pretty much every other Mario Kart game has had, and none of those had DLC. The only logical conclusion is that these DLC packs are extra content, not withheld content.


Then we move on to the issue of release timing. If this content was already finished as you suggest, one would assume its release would be hot on the heels of the game's launch. Well, the first pack isn't coming until November (over 5 months after the game came out) and the second pack isn't due until May 2015, a full year after launch. If that stuff was done already they'd want to get it released while the game is still relevant, not wait as much as a year before putting it out.


I'm not arguing that there aren't instances of DLC content being taken out of the main game and held back for later release, but let's use our brains here. Tossing around that accusation for every piece of DLC makes you look like a conspiracy theorist with no common sense, especially in situations like this where the claim holds no weight. 

hystavito
hystavito

@suppaphly42 @hystavito Cool, I am generally not into multiplayer at all, though I did play Rust quite a bit but of course that's online MP only.

GredegHeado-san
GredegHeado-san

@II_Exile_II @howling_lead Then again, previous Mario Karts didn't cost $65-$70 (Wii was $50). Also, Mario Kart DS added four cups and they didn't charge that as DLC. That said, Mario Kart 8 is a high quality game, and, as you said, the DLC is healthy amount of time after initial release, so I'm ok with it..... I would just hate to see them slide further and start effectively charging $100 for a complete game.

Also, those who've played Mario Kart 8 yesterday or today can attest that Nintendo might be a little pushy with this DLC. It's not just a "shop" item on the main menu, it's also all over the selection screens whether you want them or not.

suppaphly42
suppaphly42

@freedomzealot looks like i hit a sore spot 


now since you are all knowing, what pray-tel  are the strings you speak of you can tell me and then i will either know that you are making sh1t up or that i missed something


oh you are bad at this. so instead of addressing what i said you argue semantic as if that is anything other then an attack at me on a personal level.

 

so again you refuse to see that  my bias is not irrational as i have said  (this will be the 3rd time) it is because she is a thief  and a drug addicted  and as you have admitted that you are also the former  i can see that it would be hard to hold that against one of your own 

so in your estimation if a person is not a Hollywood actor then they can't have accomplished anything that is an incredibly narrow minded way to live you know nothing about me, other then i don't like thieves and junkies and that i like video games,  but miss lohan is better that me because she was in a few movies. non of which i have seen.

she is not that talented as if she was then the general consensus would reflect that also beauty is in the eye of the beholder i don't think she is all that attractive (she is not ugly by any standard)  but i guess you do    

 yes sometimes i spell things wrong and the spell check just doesn't cut it

   

suppaphly42
suppaphly42

@hystavito @suppaphly42 yeah i don't really like mp much either but every now and then a game will hit me just right and i will dive in to the mp. if only for a short burst .


i have a feeling though that starcitizen will make a liar of me and i almost hope it does as a large group of my friends are looking forward to that game  :)