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#1 2Chalupas
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@Jag85 said:

@locus-solus: NAND flash is actually getting quite cheap to manufacture. Now it only costs about 10 cents per GB, or 10 GB per dollar, to manufacture. For $5, they could manufacture the NAND flash equivalent of a 50 GB Blu-Ray.

As NAND flash prices further decrease (as per Moore's law), optical discs will become obsolete and NAND flash will dominate. Which means the potential comeback of cartridges making optical discs obsolete, ironically. Optical discs once made carts obsolete, and now it looks like carts may end up making optical discs obsolete in the near future.

While Nintendo paid the price for choosing carts over CDs with the N64, Nintendo this time made a smart choice picking flash carts over discs for the Switch. Flash memory technology is advancing to the point where carts would no longer be much more expensive than discs like they used to be.

$5 equivalent for a blu-ray that surely costs <$1 per disc pressed at scale. That's actually still a massive difference. 5x cost difference. This is why it seems Sony is going with optical, and they also want to help push the last gasp of optical formats with UHD media. Publishers love optical media because pressing out additional copies is almost a negligible cost.

That "cartridge based" might happen next-next gen (PS6), but by then it might be a moot point as the market is going more and more digital. I do see maybe that as a possibility instead of a 100% "digital only" console they will go to 128GB cartridges which by then will probably be as cheap as optical disc. If there was price parity there would be no question to go with faster NAND memory.

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Resident Evil 2 for $14.99 sounds great, until i remember I still have RE7:Gold Edition from this past Black Friday and haven't gotten to it yet. Maybe I should wait for the GOTY edition of RE2 as well, since that game apparantly has some DLC.

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From the 10 minute gameplay it looks a bit bland - with your typical scripted campaign elements, but doesn't look THAT bad. Some of you guys are too harsh.

That being said, based on the devs history it probably won't be great. But the standards for Terminator games are quite low. Maybe this one will at least be competent, worthy of bargain bin fodder.

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Overly ambitious non-game application. This sounds like it will 99% end in failure or take up all of next gen to deliver anything. It's mind boggling MS would buy a studio and allow them to just go wild with some random R&D project. I mean it's good they aren't forcing them to do Gears 6 or to be a "backup studio" on Halo or some nonsense, but I dunno, this seems like a stretch. They should at least be forced to start out with a marketable game with a clear vision... not a "we are going to do years of research and find something that makes lives better via better mental health". Huh? You are a GAME STUDIO!

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#5  Edited By 2Chalupas
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I had just gotten my PS3 slim not long after it came out. So I was probably playing the 1st game I got for PS3, which was Battlefield: Bad Company 1. Interestingly, I also got the Bayonetta PS3 port a few weeks after release (despite it's issues). But apparently that must have been in November 2019 since today is the 10 year anniversary of Bayonetta.

I remember at this time I was also wrapping up my 100% run of Metroid Prime for Gamecube, but a glitch in the stats had me forever stuck at like 99.8%.

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@Coolyfett said:
@Archangel3371 said:

Probably a pretty good number of games. A few that spring to mind are:

- The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild

- Super Mario Odyssey

- Resident Evil 2 Remake

- Devil May Cry 5

- Dragon Quest XI

Sorry man, remakes CANT be classics. RE2 on PS1 is that, but never the remake. Just so things are understood here.

A ground up remake? Sure it can. If the new game stands as a great game in it's own right. RE2 basically only takes the story universe and characters, a retelling of the story, everything about the gameplay is new and (mostly) modern feeling.

I'd say "remasters" can't be classics, remasters just makes a classic more playable at higher resolution. But by definition if their gameplay is identical they remain classics of whatever generation they came from.

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#7  Edited By 2Chalupas
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Wait, what do they mean "planned for later....AI teammates"? Is this game not a squad shooter? How the hell do you have a squad shooter without "AI teammates"? Isn't that one of the fundamental gameplay elements?

I guess this game is designed for "online only" and microtransactions so they got lazy and didn't even bother with AI? "Adding AI is a major undertaking that will still require time". LOL Wow. Game developers in 2019. Release game now, figure shit out later.

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@Sushiglutton said:

You are still in the honeymoon phase :)! You need to complete the game, then let a month pass and then decide if it was the best ever.

I fall for this every time. Like RDR2. First it was like: "wow this is the most incredible game of all times". Then after a while: "the shootouts are not that fun" and then after finishing: "this game was incredible tedious and a pain to suffer through".

How many hours on RDR2?

Honestly, any open world or RPG game feels like a chore towards the end of 100+ hours or whatever. I basically feel like quitting gaming every time I finish off 100+ hour RPG or open world type game. RDR2 was still brillaint though, but like any game of it's ilk it was a massive time sink. Playing Poker inside RDR2 is Like inception of video game time wasting, but I probably did that for at least like 10 hours while playing it.

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#9  Edited By 2Chalupas
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Unless Sony totally drops the ball somehow or there is a huge price/performance gap vs. Scarlett, most likely I'll stay in Sony ecosystem and go with PS5.

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@FinalFighters said:

Who cares? you can use external HDD's on your consoles now.

buy a 2TB - 8TB external HDD, plug it into the USB port and call it a day..

Nah. The console should definitely still have enough space to store games internally, that's a basic function. Let's not go the Nintendo route of not providing the basics of a functioning console. Depending on how much next gen games take, 1TB or 2TB should suffice (replacing 500GB or 1TB options from this gen).

The only question is how fast that storage is, can they manage a full 1TB SSD or chip based storage. Or maybe to cut costs, we see just the operating system stored on a fast SSD and then game data on a separate HDD, as someone suggested 128GB SSD and 1TB HDD. I could see that possibly happening.