Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Activision Owns Everything


Activision owns everything
I feel that Activision is everywhere when it comes to gaming. Whether it’s a MMO or a FPS, Activision is the market leader. They take my families money like no other company because I bought destiny and I buy call of duty every year, My brother has been playing WOW for ten years and My little brother plays Skylanders But for all of the crap we give Activision. They do have a broad audience base. Now do they innovate with all these, no but each one of these games are considered the market leaders in there selected categories. Skylander made over 2 billion dollars, Call of duty ghosts what sold over 21 million and WOW has over 7 million Subscribers. These numbers can’t be denied. Its free market if we wanted Activision to go away, it would. I personally don’t agree with all Activision decisions but I do play a lot of their games

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Pixel Counting

The Xbox One and PlayStation 4 came out in 2013, and there has been a huge debate over resolution and frame rates ever since. Does it even matter? I think it doesn't matter as long as the next generation has improved visuals over the last. I own an Xbox One and a gaming PC, so I feel I have a unique view of the situation. I remember in early November, everyone on the internet was giving Xbox a hard time, but I had already had pre-ordered it in August. I had enough faith in the Xbox brand to keep it. I got my Xbox One, gleefully hooked it up with Battlefield 4, and I was speechless. It was only 720p, but it looked much better than anything on the Xbox 360. Then later on I went to my local Gamestop, and they told me basically they had the same experience. Honestly, as gamers, shouldn't we be happy with new consoles as long as there is substantial improvement? I certainly am enjoying the Xbox One, and I hope you're enjoying your console of choice. But more importantly, I hope that everyone is enjoying the next generation of consoles, regardless of its pixel counts.