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“Hate Be The New Love” – Researchers Say Hate Spreads Online Faster Than Any Human Emotion

Chinese researchers of social network activity have stated that hate spreads faster than any human emotion when it comes to online interaction between people. A service similar to Twitter used by the Chinese public has helped provide statistics for this. Positive or joyful messages identified by researchers received far less response and re-posting than negative messages. The same can arguably be said for American social interactions on the internet which seem to be fueled by tabloid-like controversy and emotions of anger / fear / anxiety. What does this mean for the video game industry and its many Public Relations companies? Does this mean hate is the new love? Is all press good press?

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RGN Daily News #44: TGS 2013 Pre-Show Podcast + More

RGN TGS 2013 Pre-Show Podcast

– Tokyo Games Show 2013
– AAA Developers Working Unpaid Overtime In the Industry
– Indie Takeover: Originality Is King – Not Budgets
– Needless Hate on Xbox ONE and PS4: How It Came to Exist

 

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The State of the Modern Gamer (An Open Letter)

It’s been quite a remarkable year for gamers but not all things has been pretty. Of all the topics discussed, I believe gamers should be under the microscope this time. This is a letter to the gamer; an observation. A small one indeed, but one that I feel should be spoken. Gamers don’t realize how much their voices effect the industry and how it changes the landscape of it. While I do agree that we should voice our opinions, it’s how we do it that falls under great scrutiny with me and it should with the community.

For instance, comments concerning what console should be bought by a “real” gamer. This is such nonsense!! Whatever the gamer chooses, it is entertainment fitting to their tastes. However the gamer games, he / she is a gamer. Yes, a gamer can want to watch television through their console and game, or play an app on his phone and be a gamer. It is quite possible, you know. How can one say what is for “real” gamers and what is not? To hear gamers describe fellow gamers as “hardcore” or “casual”, with a completely negative opinion towards the mobile market is quite absurd. I would say it’s blowing some subject matters out of proportion.

A good example of a proportion being blown out to the high heavens was the Aliens: Colonial Marines fiasco. Hey let’s just get down to the nitty gritty. It wasn’t what we hoped for. We were promised a definitive, graphically beautiful piece of software. What we got was, of course, different. Gamers responded unkindly to them. A class action lawsuit was later filed. Aliens: CM, bottom line, was not that bad of a game. The graphics were dialed back, some of the atmosphere was just a little lost, but overall the game did alright for an Aliens game. It was more or less, more of the same stuff we’ve seen before, I mean really; what Aliens game ever did kick major azz? Tell me… I’ll wait. Yet, I enjoyed my time playing it. Saying that in a forum and you’re guaranteed to get stones thrown your way. So because of some graphic changes, you weren’t able to enjoy the game for what it was? You couldn’t find fun in three buddies fighting aliens alongside with you in dark corridors? You said they lied to you? Well in that case, every developer has lied to you when they presented their game at an exposition. Even your beloved BioShock Infinite is guilty of exaggerating graphics in its marketing.

The latest prime example really needs no introduction, you might have guessed it. The situation surrounding Xbox One, their former policies, pricing, and mandatory Kinect accessory. Now this subject alone is worth its own article discussion. In fact, many bloggers and journalists have done that for you, so I won’t go into a long talk about it. Or maybe I will. First of all, I have to say that it was rather silly to complain about the always online feature. Simply because I don’t know one gamer that unhooks their console from the network. Ever. My PS3 at home connects daily, every morning, to upload cloud saves to the PSN. The only time you can consider it “unhooking” from the net would be when I turn it off. Gamers already keep their consoles connected to the internet so what was really the problem with the policy? Like Neo discovered in the second installment of The Matrix, the problem is choice. But truly, was that something worth looking to crucify MS for? How about the dormant Kinect? In a camera-filled world, you now worry about the Kinect spying on you? Don’t be ridiculous.

Then gamers took to the forums again with negative energy spewing from their keyboards like volcanoes when a reviewer spoke out against The Last of Us. And why would the Sony president, Shuhei Yoshida even react negatively towards the difference of opinion? I read the review and it didn’t seem to be a nitpick. It was a subjective viewpoint of TLOU, experienced by an individual. Still, gamers bashed the reviewer relentlessly and praised Yoshida for tweeting about his disapproval of the review. The outcry was so harsh that the reviewer later retracted his review and in so many words offered a apology to the community, which was completely unnecessary in my opinion. Gamers can dish criticism about developers and publishers but they can’t take criticism on their beloved developers and publishers? Ah, can you say double standard?

It is ironic that gamers who once stood as a symbolism for individuality shared through the love of gaming have gotten to the point of having a class structure within a fixed social ecosystem. Now you either roll with the punches or “get punched” for being different or for having different tastes. We complain about the continuity of franchised games such as Assassin’s Creed and that other military game that we always bring up in a topic of that kind. But of course with our hands we support that because no matter what our mouths say, secretly we don’t like change. Just make our games look graphically good and we’ll forgive you. That’s where it seems to be, that line that is always drawn. If it looks good, we’ll take it. If it’s developed by a beloved developer, we’ll support and worship. If it’s the bandwagon, by all means don’t be a pink elephant and hop on it.

As we move forward gamers, we must realize the weight of our words with the industry, developers, publishers, and fellow gamers. Support your developers but constructively give opinions on their software. Understand and know that what you might declare as a fantastic game will be utter trash to another gamer. Digest information and judge objectively before you seek to crucify. Read the fine print. Understand that the industry is a business first and foremost. If the game beats you, find a way to get off your butt and master it instead of crying foul. We can do better than what we’ve been doing, gamers.

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Shots Fired: Playstation 3 Beats Xbox360 Sales Worldwide Playstation 4 Will Do The Same

PlayStation 3’s Triumph Over Hate is What Xbox ONE Faces. In HipHopGamer’s latest Shots Fired video the hate on PlayStation 3 and its successes and triumphs despite an entire industry seemingly attempting to shun and defame the image of Sony’s first high-definition gaming console in 2006, and even before it released.

Now that Microsoft XO (Xbox ONE) has been announced a shocking turn of events is unfolding through which we are seeing the industry essentially flip sides and is now supporting the Sony PS4 (PlayStation 4) while finding any reason possible to bash the Microsoft XO (Xbox ONE) from all angles.

Check out the video for yourself to see a great number of examples of what the industry experienced and witnessed in regards to the media black ball of Sony PlayStation 3.

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RealGamerNewz Podcast – PlayStation 4 and Xbox ONE Specs + Features Comparison

The following are some (but not all) of the topics that were discussed on what will go down in history as one of the most cornerstone podcasts of the upcoming Next Generation of gaming in which the Microsoft XO (Xbox ONE) and Sony PS4 (PlayStation 4) will take their rightful places in our hearts as gamers. In this show we thoroughly go through the pros/cons and great features of each system using strictly factual data between the two as well as compare their technical specs and debunk several rumors and plain old false misinformation circulating the gaming community right now both on and off the web. Join us and keep your wits about you as RealGamerNewz takes you to Nex Gen.

Topics Include:

PlayStation 4 and Xbox ONE Specs + Features Compared

– Some of the items mentioned include: Cross Game Chat, PS4 Eye + PS Move, Kinect 2, Stream Games from Sony PS4 to Sony Vita, Share Button and Upload Gameplay, Built In DVR Gameplay, Sony PS4 and Microsoft XO Games. Unannounced Features and Reveals, Specs, Parts, RAM, Video Card, Graphics, Processor, Power, Games, and more.

Gran Turismo 6 PLAYSTATION 4 REVEAL

Nex Gen Transition Woes

– How Many 360/PS3 Copies of Will Games Sell When XO/PS4 Is Coming Out?

The Ignorant Gamer Site False Advertising and Bad Track Record of Hating w/ False Info

– The ignorant Site – On behalf of Gamers Should Cease and Desist Microsoft XO Hate

– Ignorant’S FAKE POLLS

PlayStation 4 and Xbox ONE Specs Compared

– Features detailed for each system

– Hardware power compared and discussed

– Compare & Contrast differences and similarities of Xbox ONE vs PlayStation 4

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Why Gamers Hate On Games

Quite different than the console wars, which many view as simply an immature waste of energy and time arguing about an irrelevant factor that is always subjective and  based on preference, the war of ideas that takes place between gamers and developers whenever a game has a sizable audience is something that is worth further consideration.

Gamers have traditionally had a far away relationship with those who make them. In the past there were no “AMA’s” (Ask Me Anything live chat events on Reddit) and there was no Twitter, Facebook pages to give feedback on the games we were playing. The closest one could expect would be directly writing a letter, hoping for the best, and/or getting involved with doing journalism at Video Game Magazines.

In today’s day and age however, we are merely a few sentences and a click on the right button away from speaking directly to the creators and developers of the games we play thanks to the era of social networking, one-press blogs, and the vast majority of game-related companies now having an existing online identity to actually speak to which was proven to be a good idea by Viral Marketing experiments during the years leading up to our gradual evolution as an industry.

What happens when a game catches the interest of a gamer’s heart is that the gamer becomes very passionate about the title’s core concepts as well as their subjective interpretation of it. Final Fantasy, Resident Evil, Devil May Cry, Runescape are all examples of what happens when fans turn on the developers that make their games. So why does it happen? Why do gamers hate on games?

It’s because they want to see them evolve beyond what is technically possible and/or thought of yet by developers. In other words, they see a higher potential for the game which, in their belief, developers may be failing miserably to live up to. You may not be familiar with the odd title out mentioned on that list, Runescape. When analyzing the return of “2007 mode” for the game, which lets you play the MMORPG exactly how it was in 2007 before changes that were heavily protested took place forever changing the game. Runescape is a lesson in what happens when a game becomes so loved that design changes to its core are met with hatred and resistance.

The original creation of a game is what gamers fall in love with and developers often take liberties in the way a game plays which are met with contempt by gamers who already have become enamored by the pre-existing functionality of a title.

Final Fantasy and Resident Evil have both seen this response from the gaming community as well and it is well documented. Resident Evil fans typically find enjoyment in the new titles RE4 and RE5 while at the same time being thoroughly outraged at times that the titles no longer posses as much influence from the Survival and Horror genres in recent days but instead resemble more of an Action title. Many demand a remake for Resident Evil 2 as its being heralded as the best in the series despite the fact its lacking major technological enhancements brought forth by future incarnations.

Final Fantasy fans demand the return of towns, open world gameplay, and some even demand a remake for Final Fantasy 7 the game most of the world will concede to being the best representative of the Final Fantasy 7 series. Despite the fact that Final Fantasy 6 was the title that culminated all of its old school heritage in 2D, Final Fantasy 7 which is 3D is regarded as the fan favorite because of the explosion of popularity and nearly one hundred percent customer satisfaction from RPG lovers. You can currently pick up the original Resident Evil 1: Director’s Cut, RE2, and RE3: Nemesis on the PlayStation Store as well as nearly every Final Fantasy title from the first to a high definition Final Fantasy X coming soon.

It would be a shame to say that once gamers fall in love with the mechanics of a game being a certain way, we should not change it too drastically. There will be a game out there that proves we can evolve gameplay without losing its core values. Until then, we should understand that hating on games for the decisions developers take is not going to get us very far. Appealing to change their minds only makes your opinionated design rise to the forefront which may or may not please all fans, since we all have our own idea of how the game would be best designed. Furthermore, we need to find what’s best about a game in the first place instead of jumping the gun on what’s negative about it. Most games no matter how terrible you may think they are, have at least something that is enjoyable. Gamers hate on games because they know their potential is to be even greater.

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End The Wii U Hate [RealGamerNewz.com Podcast]

End The Wii U Hate – A New NEX GEN SHOW from RealGamerNewz

Where we last left you, the RealGamerNewz crew was speaking on topics from Mass Effect 3’s ending to the next new IP’s Destiny and Untitled from Bungie and Respawn set to take the gaming industry by storm. Now we bring you the next in line to our never-ending  NEX GEN podcast.

On this show we will discuss everything from the hate on the Nintendo Wii U and all of the features it has which gamers aren’t aware about to the longstanding legacy Zipper Interactive leaves behind at Sony as well as a number of other topics including the following:

  • 30 cents for F-Zero on Nintendo Market
  • E3 2013 Will Shock Industry
  • Is Uncharted 4 a PS4 Launch Title?
  • Could Slant Six Bring A New Socom 2 HD Remake Out for Vita, PS3, or even PS4?
  • Zipper Canned: What Went Wrong?
  • We anticipate the longevity of Call of Duty further into the future
  • PS4 VS PC (Pros and cons, differences)
  • Nex Gen things that Wii U Does that Xbox 720 and PS4 Don’t
  • Dragon Quest X, Wonderful 101, Mario U, Zelda Wii U
  • Virtual Console Coming to Wii U gamepad tablet
  • The Reasons Sony Needs a PlayStation Vita-2000 Model

 
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