GS News - Irrational Games Shuts Down + PS4 Sales Over 5 million!

Irrational Games closes its doors, the PS4 sells massive amounts, and Thief developer explains why you shouldn’t worry about Xbox One resolutions!

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McGuirex3
McGuirex3

As for me I'm Not buying (as is the case for me most of the time) a New console for about a year or so, no (need) for one right now! But again that's just me happy gaming all!

OBEYG1ANT
OBEYG1ANT

No consoles for now, I put $500 into my computer. I wont be doing anything with consoles until the end of the year I imagine, the game line up was just not good enough to justify the costs! Especially when investing in a computer which can do so many other things as well as gaming. Not to mention I would undoubtedly buy a PS4 which would eliminate the Titanfall experience all together.

Ducez_III
Ducez_III

I haven't bought a next gen console yet. Plan on grabbing a PS4.

theteaface
theteaface

'the good the bad the resolutiony'  :D 

trackles
trackles

Almost identical is, not exactly identical, stupid devs.

DoogyDonDoogy
DoogyDonDoogy

"that's a few p less than its competitor" lols ha ha :D Jess you cracks me up gurl

07wintert
07wintert

It’s Incredible how dumb gamespot news is same arguments all the time 

·900p is a computer resolution it is not a hd standard so it can’t exist on a tv

·you might not see difference between the two consoles quite simply because there is little difference 720p vs 1080p is based around tv screen size, eye sight and view distance there is a science behind these things which im not getting into research it


Lastly and off subject for someone who has made websites I have to say this this new website is terrible it takes far too much effort to load pages and too much demand on the CPU. Im a member of IGN also and Gamespot copied there design which I have no problem with but have made it 3 times slower my CPU needs 88% load clocking 3.6ghz to display the HTML but with IGN I can do it clocked a 1.7ghz using about 40% load. massive difference not mention the bugs on this site at times.

Wintereich
Wintereich

Not sure if I want to get Thief for my PS4, or my PC... either way, I suck at stealth games, so I'll probably wait a bit to pick it up :P

UNCStriker88
UNCStriker88

I love how you never tell the numbers of Xbox One vs PS4 in the US, hint hint, Xbox One>>>PS4

thesilverape
thesilverape

These aren't next-gen anymore, they've been released so they're current-gen and X360,ps3 and wii are last-gen. Don't know why people still calls these consoles next-gen (but not the Wii U). I guess it's a hard concept to grasp.

rupti
rupti

Remember the days when real gamers didn't obsess over graphics? I do. I remember making fun of my friends who didn't want to play amazing games just because the graphics weren't impressive, and I'm pretty sure most gamers at the time shared my opinions.
How did we become a group of people constantly comparing graphics and complaining about slightly lower resolutions?

Lawrencevanrijn
Lawrencevanrijn

Happy to have chosen the PS4. The lack of games is a deal, but will be solved in 7 days, 2 hours and 54 minutes (Thief). By the end of April the PS4 will have a lead on good games. Yes, XB1 will have Titanfal, but that is not a great worry for many. With MGS5 and a few other titles upcoming, the PS4 lead will grow soon enough.

sebbysebbseb
sebbysebbseb

Hey I have a question to you people, I was never big into consoles so correct me if I'm wrong. But for the previous generation of console, didn't they release newer versions of them and made them smaller and more powerful? Now if that is the case, do you think it would be possible for XB1 to be made more powerful so games would be 1080p/60f. Or wouldn't that work because everyone with the older model XB1 couldn't run the said games. I wonder how they would get around that. Suppose make two options on the disc of the game? thoughts?

rawkstar007
rawkstar007

It's too bad that Jess didn't throw in a Titanfall story because it wasn't enough that GS was posting one seemingly every hour for the past several days.

grove12345
grove12345

i have a feeling that PS4 JPN sales will boost it another 2mil in a few weeks.

Putting the squeeze on MS. Thank god.

Nothing better than healthy competition. Expect major changes with the XB1

Silv3rSt0rm82
Silv3rSt0rm82

So more than 5 millions gamers now has a nice shiny black box on which they can't do much but play sub-par games until now...


Kudos to sony!

Go figure how these sales numbers would skyrocket had they pushed Devs a bit so they can have a couple of great exclusives right around launch.

Go figure if there would've been a Naughty Dog, a Square-Enix, Gran Turismo, God of War or if Watchdog wouldn't have been delayed.


Well I'd possess one atm for sure!

Until the good games come to PS4 I'm sticking to Forza5 and Dead Rising 3 on my XB1 (And titanfall beta)

biglee424
biglee424

Now I can go to sleep,, got my resolution and sales fix for the day ! 

ECH71
ECH71

What? PS4, a Japanese gaming console, isn't already available in Japan? That's just sad.


Anyway, lol @ 900p... Doing... their... best... to squeeze... as much... life out of... the under-performing console as possible...


Tomorrow's headline: XBOnes overheating and starting fires across the nation.



canuckbiker
canuckbiker

Broke down and bought a ps4 yesterday after seeing one available on the shelf for the first time ever. Swapped the hdd first thing for a hybrid drive, and it works like a charm. The interface seems really bare bones, certainly not a media centre like xbox1, but it runs smooth and fast. Games look great, and combined with ps3, and vita, I get a lot of bang for my buck with ps plus. Had to laugh at the fact my extra controller did not come with a charge cable ( cheap asses ), but they are the same as the ones for my 3d glasses ( lots of spares there ). Looking forward to what Sony has to offer in the future, but at the moment I would like planetside 2 that was supposed to come at launch.

kutulu1
kutulu1

went with PS4 and I haven't spent a dime on a game yet because of all of the free content available to keep me busy until Witcher 3 and DA:I get released. Hooray for PS+.

wookiegr
wookiegr

So the Thief developers are sticking with 27" monitors, great. I hope that doesn't mean low texture quality on the PC version too.

Jdzspace
Jdzspace

one of us....one of us.....

obenns
obenns

You know we're sick of the resolution news yet you continue to talk about this drivel.


Move on. Jeez.

OBEYG1ANT
OBEYG1ANT

@07wintert  As much as I love this website over IGN, I have to agree with you to some extent.. (I.T. Degree here as well) By no means does my computer have difficulty while using this site but it is DEFINITELY using a considerable amount more. (which is somewhat to be expected) I can only imagine it could be better optimized. I was using the site on an older machine the other day at a friends and it was bogging down and videos couldn't play smoothly when sites elsewhere functioned without issue. That being said, in this day and age if you cant use the site comfortably as is.. update your damn computer!

suppaphly42
suppaphly42

@07wintert where were u when they made the change. this new page design caused a mass exodus of GS fan. all the bitching about it has already been done yet to no avail

rupti
rupti

@UNCStriker88  Are you actually complaining that the news don't talk MORE about sales figures? WTF man.

Seriously why do you people care about these things, just enjoy your console

youre_a_sheep
youre_a_sheep

@thesilverape To be fair, when PS4 is almost constantly sold out and not accessible to most gamers, it's still next gen as it's out of their grasp for now.  I'd say unofficially that the day they can remain on shelves is when that phrase should definitely go away.

Wintereich
Wintereich

@thesilverape  It was the same way when the Xbox 360 and PS3 came out, they'll be referred to as next-gen until most people have one or the other. It was at least a year or so after the 360 and PS3 came out that I noticed people stopped calling them next-gen.

jonnyb81
jonnyb81

@rupti  I remember the "Sega vs. Nintendo graphics" bantering was very similar to today's.  I also remember being floored when I saw the brand-new SNES graphics.  


I think there's a component of maturity - or lack thereof - related to those who are arguing about the graphics comparison.  I expect 12- or 13-year-olds to argue about it.  The rest of us who are older have more things to be concerned about.  Plus we have jobs and understand we're probably going to get both systems eventually anyway,  

youre_a_sheep
youre_a_sheep

@rupti I've been a gamer since Pong and I don't remember gamers ever not obsessing over graphics.  I drooled over Pitfall for Atari 2600 looking better than just about any other game of its time.  I do agree that the people looking at everything with a magnifying glass and insisting the slightest difference is huge need to get a life.

thesilverape
thesilverape

@rupti  The answer to that question is that video games are now mainstream, so there are a lot more people who don't understand games playing them nowadays. By "don't understand" I mean that think AAA means better (it means someone threw a lot of cash at it) and don't know that the foundation of a game is gameplay (or how fun it is to play the game). Basically to them the shinier it is, the better. 


It's kinda sad because it feels like we're being pushed out of our home to accommodate the less critical. To me, criticizing appearances does not make you a critical person but rather shallow because it's only a minor detail of a bigger picture.

youre_a_sheep
youre_a_sheep

@Lawrencevanrijn PS4 actually has exclusives that aren't shooters or Forza, and that's why it's my future choice hands down.  I think it will be year end before its library justifies purchase though.

natt39
natt39

@sebbysebbseb  No they just got smaller. The reason why they can't do that you've stated yourself

jonnyb81
jonnyb81

@grove12345  I couldn't agree more with your "competition" comment.  Competition garners higher quality, lower prices, and consumer choice.  It would be bad news for gamers if either Sony or Microsoft had a monopoly on the market.  It's fun to bet on a horse and compare the success of the two companies, but I'm glad they're both in the running.

Dannystaples14
Dannystaples14

@grove12345  Hey all they need to do is ditch the shitty Kinect and I'll probably buy one the day after.

youre_a_sheep
youre_a_sheep

@Silv3rSt0rm82 Let's suppose Sony had poured resources into devs so blockbusters had been available on launch day.  What purpose would that have served, having their console sold out even more than it was anyway?  Those blockbusters would have been releasing to a minimal audience and not made nearly as much as if they release when 10-20 million consoles have been sold.  I think they should have gone old school and packed in one first party blockbuster that could get people to choose them over MS.

chasloyal
chasloyal

@Silv3rSt0rm82  Erm sorry but for many gamers it went beyond launch/early days content when that zog hobbit Mattrick spoke down to the entire planet of console gamers. Maybe even he hates micro$oft, regardless of the stupid money they were paying him, and decided to sabotage the xbone launch by being a complete arrogant melt as his passing shot? If that's the case it worked because I for one will never buy anything Xbox ever again.


On a totally different note, it makes a pleasant change to read through the comments of a 'Jess vid' without having to sift through the usual tidal wave of bizarre geeky adulation. I don't mean to get personal, well I do actually, but I have never seen anything attractive in this ghostly pale, skinny and frankly irritating Antipodean bint. My Staffordshire bull terrier Bailey is prettier than her #JustSaying

Morphine_OD
Morphine_OD

@Silv3rSt0rm82  poor boy, playing same two games for 3 months. Maybe it's time you got a PC like almost everyone owning PS4, so you don't have to suffer like that?

chasloyal
chasloyal

@ECH71  "What? PS4, a Japanese gaming console, isn't already available in Japan? That's just sad"


Where you been living for the last 6 months then?.


rawkstar007
rawkstar007

@ECH71  Consoles aren't nearly as dominant in Japan as portable gaming is. They went with the countries they could profit the most from first.

simonmetcalf
simonmetcalf

@canuckbiker  Congrats!  Some good stuff to come this year for sure.  I'm a massive Tropico fan so look out for T5.

canuckbiker
canuckbiker

Hey it still gets the most responses in comment sections, and that pays the bills. Still this debate is beyond dull and fruitless at this point. Everyone knows what to expect with their chosen console, get it and enjoy it.

07wintert
07wintert

@suppaphly42 @07wintert  haven't really used it for some time it mainly use IGN and some techno sites but there is something not quite right with this iv been member since 2007 and never had a problem now gamespot is most demanding site i use and IGN is so similar and loads so quicker.


HTML JAVASCRIPT CSS maybe there is some bugs somewhere in the codes. 

ECH71
ECH71

@chasloyal @ECH71  


Well, a) not in Japan and b) I'm a PC gamer so... haven't really been keeping up with where they have/haven't been launching their consoles. :)

RedLegZeff
RedLegZeff

@rawkstar007 @ECH71  I think they went with the countries that were in play. Sony will win in japan no matter what. So ship your units to countries where there's a fight for supremacy. Most of the game genres xbox specializes in don't go anywhere in japan. Of course japan is the only county interested in dating sims. So win for sony there.

ECH71
ECH71

@canuckbiker  There are people out there who still haven't bought their "next-gen" console yet. I think it's good to spread awareness so less raging after they've paid.

Dannystaples14
Dannystaples14

@Morphine_OD Playing PC wouldn't alleviate the suffering. If anything the only time I suffer is when I'm playing on my PC.

ECH71
ECH71

@rupti @suppaphly42 @youre_a_sheep @ECH71 @canuckbiker  


I think he meant with regards to popularity/sales, but then that's simply because of affordability. No-one can dispute the PC's dominance when it comes to power/capability of hardware.


So yeah, you're both right.

rupti
rupti

@ECH71 @canuckbiker  I honestly believe if someone picks their console according to which has the higher resolution as opposed to which has the best games is.. well, stupid.