Friday Roundup: The “Way to Go, Internet Complainers” Edition 3

I guess they pulled an Xboner.

Well, the internet got what it wanted. At least what the most-vocal members wanted. Microsoft reversed the majority of the restrictions that were going to be imposed on the Xbox One at the cost of some actual, pretty cool features. However, there are new rumors floating around that the awesome-sounding “family share” feature was utter bullshit. Allegedly, you could loan a game to one of ten “family members”, but they would only have access to the game for an hour. That’s not game lending. That’s a glorified demo. To my knowledge, the rumors aren’t confirmed. However, if the family share feature worked the way we assumed it worked, wouldn’t MS have been screaming it from the rafters at E3? If that’s the case, it sounds like the lifting of restrictions was a huge win for everyone. Though I am a bit disappointed that the forward-thinking features MS was espousing won’t be seen for years.

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  • St.Feral

    As a big fan of the first two Dead Rising games, No. 3 looks like complete garbage. It looks like they sapped the charm out of the first two, took out the one thing that made it unique in a world full of sandbox games (the time limit-based gameplay) and added a ton of gritty darkness. I was so excited to see DR3 announced, but it looks like they took the franchise I loved and are aiming it at the Call of Duty audience.

    • Fair complaints. But I think the demo wasn’t entirely representative of the game. The silly costumes and weapons are apparently still there. I thought the time limit and unforgiving save system was great, though, and I agree that losing it was a bad idea. I wonder if they’ll do a “hardcore/classic” mode that plays like the first. Especially since the opening of 3 says something like, “72 hours after outbreak.” Feels like it should have a time limit.

  • jerbear50

    I was about to blow a gasket because Breaking Bad’s Faceoff wasn’t on there, but apparently it’s already been two years since that episode, from 2011. I really like that they’re improving tv by slowing things down and not forcing out so many episodes a year (kinda like the Brits do), but goddamn it’s hard to be patient sometimes.