GS News Top 5 - Battlefield 4 Beta, Steam Tease, and GTA V Sales

Chris Watters runs down the top 5 news stories of the week - An industry legend passing, Battlefield 4 beta details, GTA V making a billion and more.

Discussion

65 comments
doubleBU
doubleBU

interesting. i'm curious how the gaming industry (looking at you, M$) is going to try to justify DRM, used games blocking etc. next, now that GTA5 has proven games can still do a ridiculously insane amount of money despite all those features still prevalent. i really am curious...


HipHopBeats
HipHopBeats

Lol, these comments are jokes. Who cares who reports the news as long as it gets reported? Is Jess the only woman you boys ever seen?

alienNnja
alienNnja

Awesome show gamespot news > ign news

PeejayYeh
PeejayYeh

Nice one Chris! You did a great job today! ;DDDDD

Berkut4796
Berkut4796

Thanks for the show, is this your last one Chris? Haven't been paying attention to TGS so I don't know how long it goes for >.>.

inso-maniac
inso-maniac

portal 3 is not likely they already put a level editor in portal 2, pretty good level editor no more portal is necessary

coldfusion25
coldfusion25

You'd almost feel sorry for the guy trying so hard but the fact is the only reason 90% of the people care about this show is Jess.

07wintert
07wintert

jess must of got the sack its been some time

startazz
startazz

So I brought that load of rubbish game that was/is called MOHWF so I could get early access into BF4 for a whole 4 days early lol,never again will I buy a crap game just for a beta exclusive lol.

Especially as I would of got it on the PSN at the same time too,no doubt some one on my buddy list will get a nice surprise when I give them a code,at least someone will appreciate it I guess. ;-)

nyran125tk
nyran125tk

awesome and when GTA 5 gets to PC, you can add $5 to the profit bucket!!!!


jks, im a PC only gamer and waiting for it to come on PC.

Dannystaples14
Dannystaples14

Steam tease, trying to get Steam into the living room.

Those icons say to me it could be something like this:

Single circle:

We are upgrading the Steam Marketplace for PC. It will be....{INSERT SALES MUMBO HERE}.

Bracketed single circle:

We are adding Steam to Xbox Live or selling game codes for download. This will compete directly with Microsoft's own marketplace and drive down prices as a result. Smiley hugs face!

Bracketed double circle:

We cannot add to Xbox without going to Playstation. We are doing a similar thing to PSN.

God we can all hope. Steam is the main reason I play games on PC. I've bought about 50 middle of the range games that I never got around to playing the first time around over the last year or so including some indies. Spent about £230 or something. If I did that on console I would get about 8 games for that price. I still play the new releases on console though. 

Steam is just the greatest thing that has happened to gaming in pretty much forever.

Vojtass
Vojtass

Chris Watters:

Hey! My artificial hand looks like real one! Who's da boss?

erMonezza
erMonezza

The way they can f***up GTA franchise is to make a movie out of it. It's simple.

Otherwise it's good that is getting good reviews from fans. I hope it's coming to PC in the near future. Have fun.

Diegoctba
Diegoctba

Playing GTA V now, what an amazing game, seriously, Rockstar did a great job, again, on this generation, probably sounding like a fanboy, but that's the truth :3.

jon_85_
jon_85_

we want chris for the gs news...

Battle_Pants
Battle_Pants

Chris go make Portal 3! I give you money! Just make it happen!

Saketume
Saketume

Have a nice weekend Chris & fellow commenters.

T-Un1t
T-Un1t

It would make sense for Valve to announce at least one launch title with the supposed Steambox announcement next week, HL3 would be the perfect one

diabolik_023
diabolik_023

i see it : steam-box with half-life 3 exclusive to it...

amdreallyfast
amdreallyfast

It is 2013, and I see a 3.  Tomorrow is the 21st, which is 7 * 3.  It is September, the 9th month, which is 3 * 3.  I am writing this past 9 at night, which is another 3 * 3.  Next week I finish up assignment 3 in two classes, and I am taking 3 classes total.

3 everywhere...

fluffy_kins
fluffy_kins

Why is Watters the new face of Gamespot? I'm sick of seeing his smug, ginger face all over this site. Demote, please....

PeejayYeh
PeejayYeh

@coldfusion25Well, Jess is just gorgeous. ;D Chris is doing fine out there. Both of them are great hosts. Chris is one nice host and Jess is improving so well. It is just Jess is an attractive lady and most members of the GS News community are boys. And that's the simplest explanation. But I do admit that Chris is a cool host, and he is always welcome to host the show again, if needed. ;D

superbuuman
superbuuman

@coldfusion25 trying so hard?...he's being doing a great job. Best voice out of all the Gamespot team..that I've seen/listen to so far.

LocoBaxter
LocoBaxter

@coldfusion25 I am the 10% then i guess. Love jess but house of horrors is better thats why you watch this, + zorene.

pyro1245
pyro1245

@07wintert Somebody get this girl a sack! Nah I think she's at TGS or something

TheGrumold
TheGrumold

@Dannystaples14 AND with STEAM you dont need to buy a new console every -- or  keep your old console to play your older games. PC GAMING FTW!

pyro1245
pyro1245

@Dannystaples14 But who would get the money for steam sales on consoles? I doubt either MS or Sony would ant to give up a slice of that pie. I don't think steam sales will ever move to consoles.

pyro1245
pyro1245

@amdreallyfast Three is the third most divisible number, so yeah they're everywhere; what's your point?

Renoo27
Renoo27

@superbuuman Are you kidding? He has the most, boring, generic show host voice with almost zero relatable personality. I appreciate the guy for trying, but I'd much rather listen to, say, Cam or Danny. They're a lot more relatable, and incidentally Danny was the best Gamespot news host. 

Dannystaples14
Dannystaples14

@TheGrumold Yeah that is always good if you can get them to run that is, depending on how old they are. Theme Hospital generally refuses to run on my PC. Doom doesn't work. I've not tried that many others but of all games older ones have given me the most problems. I mean I'd rather buy an old console than have to mess around troubleshooting and changing stupid settings in some random text document buried in the game files, which may or may not work depending on which of the six million forums there are about the topic filled with idiots who don't even know how to fix the game.

Dannystaples14
Dannystaples14

@pyro1245 I see what you are saying but surely Microsoft can't stop them? If they buy the rights to sell digital codes for games what has it got to do with Microsoft? Any store on the planet could sell games on any platform if they so choose. Surely it is up to the developers who gets to sell their games?

I mean if Steam wanted Microsoft to put their title up on the Xbox dashboard and compete in that sort of way Microsoft are never going to let it happen. But if Steam never really goes onto the Xbox dashboard or marketplace and we all just buy our Xbox games from them on our PCs and then enter the codes, I don't see why that shouldn't be allowed. Aside from Microsoft and Sony being total wankers about it that is.

I mean it was clutching at straws and I really hope it is. If either Microsoft or Sony want to turn to all digital games they are going to have to lower the price of them. Competition is one of the few ways of doing that. Hell some games on PSN and Xbox Marketplace are nearly twice the cost of the physical versions on Amazon. If they keep those prices I'll stop playing on consoles long before I go all digital.

superbuuman
superbuuman

@Renoo27 to each his/her own I guess, I like Danny too, Cam not so much..overall still like Chris's voice. :) 

Dannystaples14
Dannystaples14

@Tiago_Matos @pyro1245 Yeah that and Steam being dirt cheap is the only reason I go near PC at all. I mean even the most exclusive of games (except RTS naturally but I don't like strategy games anyway) ends up mutli-platform eventually, no matter what platform but for PC it tends to happen even quicker because of the higher population of gamers on console. Which will happen even quicker now consoles are using familiar architectures.