GS News Top 5 - Titanfall “game changing”; What’s up with Watch Dogs?

We dig into political ads on Xbox Live, whether Ubisoft have downgraded Watch Dogs graphics, and just how important is Titanfall to the Xbox One?

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jjleshko90
jjleshko90

Can't believe she's still here -- she's probably great at other things, but positively abysmal at newscasting. Talks WAY too fast and the accent, which I assume is forced, makes it hard to understand her. I just wish she'd slow down when she talks. But, alas, we all know why she was hired -- for her above-average-girl-gamer look. I'm sorry, but it's just the truth.

Apofis_SG-1
Apofis_SG-1

Yeah I really doubt that "downgraded" version was a real one or if it be released. No one would downgrade game THAT much. Its somehow made it look like that or its some kind of PC version with lowest specs and turned off everything whats possible.

nigelholden
nigelholden

I just checked out some of the footage comparisons regarding Watchdogs. Holy crap! It seriously looks worse than GTA4. Just saying the claim is false doesn't address the video that we can all see. 

xsonicchaos
xsonicchaos

Ubisoft should prove it. Make another video in the manner of the 2012 reveal gameplay footage and show us what changed and what didn't. Of course gameplay is much more important and it's fine the way it looks, but this is the only way this debate will stop until launch. Did they lie to us or not?

koBe_zero
koBe_zero

It's not up for debate.  It's a fact.  The footage of Watch Dogs that we have most recently been shown looks *miles* apart from what we've seen previously. 


The only explanation that isn't blatant lies and deceptive marketing is that it was 360/PS3 footage.  If that was "next-gen", I shudder to think what the old consoles look like -- good god.


This whole shitstorm is so easily allayed, Ubisoft.  Just show us some *current* gameplay running on the Xbox One/PS4.  It's that simple.  If "the graphics haven't changed", then you should have no qualms rolling out a few minutes of free-roam.  Of course, if you're full of shit and the game looks like the absolute garbage we're seeing now, then you won't do this, and you'll wait for release, praying that enough people will be suckered into buying this bomb.


Your move, Ubisoft.

Merseyak
Merseyak

they have downgraded the graphics in a big way to add multiplayer and squeeze it on last gen machines its going to look and run like gta 5 dose and thats a waste of next gen machines

downloadthefile
downloadthefile

They clearly downgraded the graphics.  I's just not up for debate.  One video shows a game that looks like the original Saints Row and the other shows a game that looks revolutionary.  Either release more footage to prove it's not downgraded or admit to it.  I'm tired of the lies in marketing.  Some still images I've seen are so low-res that they look like they were taken on a PS2.


The game was literally why I got next-gen, and now I'm not even planning on buying it until at least two weeks after release (to let all the problems, if there are any, be reported by the preorder people).  I just don't like being misled this way.

0o-saxon
0o-saxon

the top of Jess' head was missing at the end of that... and I couldn't even read the Tshirt



Political add oh how fun... does this mean I have to see Aussie Pollies telling us bs on our game start ups? :(

grin89
grin89

I was worried that teso was going to be pretty popular but after seeing most of the comments on this site im pretty sure its going to do pretty bad because of the subscription. hopefully it will be another kotor.

jb34304
jb34304

This post., better not... get... taken.... down....

People pay Microsft their money to use the XBOX Live service. Then Microsoft uses their customers money for whatever marketing needs they have, and sells their customers information to CPAC. And in turn, politicians use the targeted information to focus that specific advertising to certain users of XBOX Live users. As Jess said "Women, Latino, new Millennial-aged people.


This is a HUGE DEAL-BREAKER for me. A betrayal of trust for personal profit and power for a select few.

Well at least we know low they have to go to win. They have to employ sexism, racism, and ageism.


Good luck with that. (Drop mic. and walk off)

robertleva
robertleva

This chick is hot (if you dont mind too skinny)  but these shows are the worst. 

martastic
martastic

God she has a big mouth. Even Mick Jagger and Julia Roberts combined can't compete with her!

Chronologo
Chronologo

Political ads on Xbone dashboard is so "american way".


Looking closely at the Watchdogs little footage presented here it surely looks they downgraded the graphics.

Acillatem1993
Acillatem1993

Watchdogs is still pretty, but not as pretty as the host of this show. =D

PeejayYeh
PeejayYeh

Hi Jess! ;D

Watchdogs is a beau! But still, it is a make or break situation for the game, since it was delayed for "better gaming experience".

Witcher 3 is another one to watch. ;D

And Please, no political ads on ANY gaming consoles, or else, I will just destroy the crapload out of the console, even it is innocent, a very much Mythbusters way. =D

Nice work again, Jess!

isimitaiwo
isimitaiwo

of course the first video of watch dog was a Pc build and i wasnt expect the graphic to be like that on consoles be it ps4 n xbox0ne,i mean these are new consoles the company will show the fully potential of the consoles anyways the game still looks good

morderwrath
morderwrath

I am a fan of gaming but Titainfall is an example of hype.


Watchdogs who cares??


Witcher 3 well more time means more game=ok.


advertisting in games NO on gov stuff in them, games are games life is life.They need to show that Gov is still for the people by the people instead of new ad venues. 

hitomo
hitomo

anyone bleieved what they showed about watchdogs till now is actual real time garaphics is an idiot ... sure its possible with cryengine on an up to date pc for instance, but no developer in the world would invest that much into breakthrough graphics nowadays, when you can cash in enough with things like Titanfall ...

balto70
balto70

Titanfall is great, but I think it will go the way of COD, which is it will be for those that spend a ton of time on it, leaving out people who just pick it up here and there.  What I don't understand is, same as COD, why not at least TRY to have matchmaking?  They already keep track of all your stats and ranks.  Why not use that to pair up people who are similar?  Why not have that as at least an option for people to be able to opt in or out of?   I just played a game where everyone on the other team was level 40 or higher, and everyone on my team was 20 or lower.  To me, that's kind of like taking a high school basketball team and have them take on the Miami Heat.  It's not fun or competitive, and will actually probably start turning off some people.  And considering it's multiplayer only, it means people not buying the next game.  Titanfall is fun, but I think it will be ruined, as a lot of multiplayer games are, by it being taken over by the hardcore base. 

emerin76
emerin76

While I'm playing Titanfall, and enjoying it, I don't know if it's Game Changing.  I'm not normally an online FPS type.  So I can't compare.  It's fun never the less.  I do get owned most of the time, but doesn't stop it being playable for those of us that are slower with the trigger finger.

That could be considered dumbed down by the hard core mobs? Like I give a ffff...as long as i'm having fun.

SaintsRowLA
SaintsRowLA

OMG, my computer didn't freeze for 5 minutes and go haywire for another 20 minutes before I was able to post a comment.


Why would anyone want to post a comment at this site unless they're a masochist?  

SaintsRowLA
SaintsRowLA

Political ads

At least some is going to keep those hard core video gamers informed. And it's a good money making avenue too.  At least Microsoft knows how to make money unlike Sony.


Elder Schrolls fees

Punishment for all those people who care about Elder 

Schrolls  and on-line only games. Punish them harder please.


Witcher 3 delay

Who cares?  I support the delay too.


Watch Dogs said by some to have reduced visuals

"Lies spread will spread half way around the world before the truth has a chance to get its pants on."

----Winston Churchill


Titanfall

Who cares?  Big money make yes and GameSpot did a great job of promoting almost everday on GSNews.  So why do the cry babies call GS News SonySpot?




kutulu1
kutulu1

I don't know about "game changing"...lol. Whether you're in the Titan or on the ground the only thing you see are two hands and a gun in front of you and they still couldn't get more than 6 vs 6 in a multiplayer only game; hype has died down really quick with this piece of 'innovation'.

Overlord93
Overlord93

"despite a gif found on neogaf"

Eurgh...

Dannystaples14
Dannystaples14

I think Watch Dogs will shift more consoles overall than Titanfall since Titanfall to anyone who hasn't played it is just a FPS and one which you can run on walls in. Not really something demanding next gen hardware.

But Watch Dogs is a massive open world, one that promises to take many hours from you and a that is the perfect candidate in my opinion for a first game.

Not to mention Watch Dogs comes out in about May? So that is decent enough to get people through a proportion of the summer and then once that is over the games will start flooding before Christmas. So why not?

Otherwise you can just buy that and some of the releases later this year at the same time. I'm sure there will be a bundle of some sort later and possibly even another price drop from Microsoft and possibly even a tad from Sony though I wouldn't hold my breath with Sony.

By the way had anyone in the UK noticed Amazon is currently selling the Xbox One for £380? That means it is only £30 more expensive than the PS4! Without any games that is.

qewretrytuyiuoi
qewretrytuyiuoi

@jjleshko90  People like you are exactly what is wrong with the internet. Your entire post is about slagging off Jess, there is not one mention of any game or news article covered in this program.

To be critical of a person because of any distinguishing detail that relates to where they are from is tantamount to pure racism. Then to basically say " you have no talent but make good eye candy" is an extremely sexist thing to write.

Jjleshko you are pure slime and I sincerely hope that you are sterile so you can not infect the world with your obviously retarded and poisonous genes.

pip3dream
pip3dream

@jjleshko90  her accent?  you know she's Australian right? Jess is a nice gal, be nice to her.   

diamondcutr
diamondcutr

@jjleshko90 How about you take your ignorant opinions elsewhere jjleshko.  I think Jess Mcdonell does a great job at newscasting for Gamespot.  Not all gamers are this ignorant.  You assume her accent is forced?  What the hell is wrong with you?  She is speaking clearly and it very easy to understand her.  Don't watch these videos if you are too dumb to understand her.  I don't know why Americans need to make our country look so bad.  KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK JESS.

naomha1
naomha1

@grin89  It's good in what it is. However, if you're going in with the expectations of playing an actual Elder Scrolls game, you will be highly disappointed. On that note though, I've been done with MMOs for years. $15 a month after dropping $60 for the game, no thanks. Just follow GuildWars outlook. Charge for the game, then watch as millions of people love it. For a year subscription to ESO it will cost you $240 give or take a few (that includes the game itself). A bit overpriced, don't ya think?

koBe_zero
koBe_zero

@jb34304  If your politics are so easily swayed to be influenced by what you see on Xbox Live, I think you're probably already voting for the anti-progress party.  So, who gives a shit.

naomha1
naomha1

@morderwrath  The Witcher 3 getting bumped to next year blows, but whatever. As long as it's quality like the other 2 I'm cool with that. However, I'm really interested in Watchdogs. I think the premise is pretty cool and the fact that the game is 35-40 hours long means it's not a "cash grab" for some mindless entertainment. I'm looking forward to checking it out when it's released. 

BuyaPC
BuyaPC

You clearly have no clue what your talking about, your just echoing what you think you've read others say but it doesn't make much sense. You think cryengine is the only thing capable of quality games? It also sounds like you think the footage shown at e3 was pre rendered, otherwise I'm not sure what you mean by real time graphics. Either way your wrong, the early footage was definately real time in engine gameplay, probably on a good PC, and on the watch dogs engine, not cryengine. So indeed it is capable of it, the question is will the final product look like the original game play?, and no it probably won't but that has nothing to do with the engine and everything to do with the power or lack of power from the consoles the game is being developed for and because of this the over all quality of the game had to be downgraded to get it to run on the lowest common denominator which in this case is the last gen consoles. Do some research before you start trying to echo what you hear others say it makes you sound like a dummy to those that know. I wouldn't be so harsh on you if you hadn't tried to insult people, calling THEM idiots, with YOUR complete lack of knowledge.

nightwolfe91
nightwolfe91

@hitomo  It was the game at the time, till they realized the couldn't pull it off

mick_holland
mick_holland

@balto70  totally agree. its not that you dont want to play against good people either but its off putting when like on friday me n my m8s are all level 10 ish and get put in a game with 3 people who had prestiged 3 times already and we basically got out shit handed to us for about 6 games straight. skill based match making cant be that hard to implement


nightwolfe91
nightwolfe91

@balto70  Dude, Titanfall is a severely dumbed down and simplified COD(which is saying something considering how dumped down COD is) with mechs. Not to mention you can reach the max level in under 5 hours. There is absolutely no challenge or substance in Titanfall. If this is considered game changing this generation of consoles probably will be the end of console gaming.


P.S Harcore gamers find game like Titanfall, Battlefield 3&4, and COD to be complete crap because there is no challenge. So you you don't have to worry about hardcore gamers taking over

nightwolfe91
nightwolfe91

@SaintsRowLA  While I'm not a fan of paying a monthly fee for ESO, given the massive scale and high quality of the game, the fee is warranted.

Vojtass
Vojtass

@SaintsRowLA  CDPR shareholders care for delay of The Witcher 3. Stock price dropped about 23% in 3 days. :(

Collateral96
Collateral96

@kutulu1  agreed nothing really more to it. Good game but not this game of the year that everyone seems to think. No story mode nothing to care about it enough.It's similar to COD more so than people think only in COD there isnt parqour (wall running) Plays vastly the same aside from that this breathe of fresh air just doesnt seem to exist for me.

Boogy32
Boogy32

@Dannystaples14  I find myself agreeing with the Watch Dogs/Titanfall thing. I can't even get my PC-gaming friends to buy it... They don't even have to invest the 500 dollars or whatever the Xbox One is priced. Maybe they are just uncommonly stubborn, (which is very likely. They are getting on my nerves sometimes lol) but I think you're right when you say that it just looks like another shooter to anyone who hasn't played it.

They all talk about how they are gonna buy Watch Dogs when it gets out though.

naomha1
naomha1

@nightwolfe91 @balto70  Didn't it just take the first guy to reach max status something like 5-6 days constant playing? 5 hours is a bit low.

naomha1
naomha1

@nightwolfe91 @SaintsRowLA  So, by your estimates then I should be paying hefty fees for Skyrim, Two Worlds 2, Gothic 3, GTAV, Saints 4, Just Cause 2 and many, many more? 

naomha1
naomha1

@Vojtass @SaintsRowLA  I'm cool with that because I just bought some at the reduced price. Now, when Cyberpunk 2077 and the Witcher 3 come out and get raving reviews, I'm getting paid dammmmit.


SaintsRowLA
SaintsRowLA

@Vojtass @SaintsRowLA  


You have a good point.  


In the long run, I think it's in the best interest of the game and shareholders in the long run to give a better quality game instead of releasing an inferior product more quickly.

Vojtass
Vojtass

@SaintsRowLA @Vojtass  Agreed. Quality is a thing that will really shine in the end of the day. Unfortunately some of investors are only interested in making money for themselves.