The Steam 3

Well this week as most of know in gaming valve had made 3 announcement over the course of this week and all of them pertaining to valves new console the steam machine. I really like the idea of valve making essentially a console with the power of a high end gaming PC in your living room as it would reach out to people who wouldn’t have considered buying a gaming PC before. Though probably the strangest of the 3 announcements was today when the unveiled the controller for the steam machine. If you haven’t seen it yet click the source article it has a picture of it.  Its quite different then any controller out their right now with its two track-pads and buttons in the center. From what valve has said its supposed to make playing games like DOTA 2 possible with a controller. I’m curios to see how this controller works and id like to test the steam machine. Its also good that the steam machine controller is compatible with PC’s unlike some other console controllers.  Im hoping that valve will continue to show us more of Steam OS and steam machine during its development this year and its inevitable release in 2014. 

source article http://greenlitgaming.com/steam-universe-expanding/

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Developers don’t like xbox one

I don’t entirely understand why people are so adamant to defend a horrible console like the Xbox one when even developers now are confirming more and more that the console despite all these revisions is still the worst of all 3 next gen. More and more devs are being asked about their experiences on the two and as you would imagine they favor the ps4 over the xbox one( especially the indie devs).Time and Time again its been factually proven that the ps4 is more powerful and better for gamers then the xbox one. It doesn’t help that Microsoft that they haven’t shown us their games running on the xbox one hardware yet. Their still using pc’s 3 times more powerful than the actual console to sucker in consumers who are ignorant towards this fact. I can tell the ps4 and Wii u will be dominating this next gen since not only have they shown their games actually running on there consoles but they’ve also shown that they will support indie developers as much and maybe more then aaa titles.

source article: http://www.geek.com/games/developer-complaints-confirm-the-unfinished-state-of-the-xbox-one-1570747/

Gamespot possibly biased towards the Wii U?

Recently reviews from Gamespot have been brought to my attention recently and It really confuses me. Like most people reviewing this game it got positive reviews which doesn’t surprise me since its a genuinely good game. However here’s where it gets odd, Gamespot gave the ps3 and 360 scores 9.0 but the Wii U version which is what the game was built for in the first place an 8.0? Now why is it a point lower i ask? From what i can gather it’s all due to the fact that in the other versions you just press a button to interact with obstacles while in the wii u version the gamepad is used. I really don’t see why this means it gets a lower score just due to that one thing. It seems like gamespot and IGN are a bit biased towards Wii U games. It’s not like the other platforms don’t have problems with this game, you need Xbox live gold to play online multiplayer and with the pc version even with steam it forces you to have Uplay( even though Rayman Origins didn’t have any 3rd party DRM). My point is that if you bring up any kind of shortcoming in the Wii U version you can’t ignore the shortcomings on the other gaming platforms otherwise you’ll look like a hypocrite, end of story.