Why? Well…it just is.
Hey I don’t question when marketing teams tell me what something is. Usually. Alright maybe I do.
Fable: The Journey is one of those games nobody wants to talk about. I think in a weird way many of us want to pretend like Fable is still a thing. But we probably need to realize at this point that while it is a thing, its not the thing we want it to be. Its something else. Fable: The Journey is nothing more than an on-rails shooter with magic powers and a Kinect interface. Yet the marketing team at Microsoft really wants us to believe that its something much more than that. That its core. Core right down to its core. So core you couldn’t believe its core.
Dear readers, you may have just felt the Earth move a little. This was due to the immense eye roll that happened after I watched game footage of the new
Super Smash Brothers Sony Battle Royale game. Honestly, I couldn’t even finish the video I was so frustrated with the blatant lack of creativity and copy-paste action that was happening.
I don’t play the whole “which company is better” game between Microsoft, Sony, and Nintendo, because that is stupid. I love each of them, they all get way too much of my money, and I firmly believe that they all have strengths and unique ideas that they contribute to the video game industry. However lately, it has felt like Sony has been dragging their feet.
There is no universal law that there must be only a few console manufactures, that we must always have a Nintendo, Sony and Microsoft console. Things change, drastically. It used to be Nintendo, SEGA and Sony and long before that it was Coleco and Atari. Perhaps we’re long overdue for a new contender in the market.
It looks like that’s where Valve may step in.
With the landing of yesterday’s SSX demo it has been confirmed to me that yes, SSX is still ridiculously fun to play and listen to. I’m already considering playing the 2 packaged demo courses over and over until the final product is released next week. I sat down last night to record a little bit of the action and give you a sneak-peak into what to expect when the main title hits.
I’ll be honest, I haven’t delved into the new Xbox update much at all. Whenever I get on I join a party of friends and jump straight into whatever game to be played. Its a shame to hear, however, that with the new update an old favorite of ours has been removed: the Netflix party mode.