Re: Edge magazine #256

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I read the articles and while articulate, it didn’t shed any new insights that I concluded or read on my own.

Microsoft has PR issues and I cannot wait to see how they’re going to change those perceptions. There are folks who haven’t even realized that they did a 180 on their DRM policy.

After reading the Edge pieces, I wonder if some of their points even matter to the crowd who only cares about Call of Duty and Madden. There are those out there who don’t give a damn about Indies and just want the next explosive blockbuster. If Microsoft can clear the misconceptions about their used game policy, will that be enough to attract that crowd?

Forum goers will champion Indies and forum goers will gravitate towards platforms that allow them to flourish but if we look at the PS Vita, Indies alone do not sell a platform. TitanFall? It can. And I would not be surprised if Microsoft shines the limelight on Respawns title even more intensely now.

I’ve already made my choice and I know many others share the same view as Edge but I also know that there are those who are not price sensitive and just want to have a good time shootin’ dudes during an NFL halftime show. And to them, the Xbox One will serve that purpose just fine.

Edge magazine declares PS4 the one to get

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And with a single cover reveal, a thread of nearly 2000 posts spawned on NeoGAF and Sony has a magazine that they could frame on wall somewhere in corporate HQ.

I’m very curious how this cover story came to be and why the editors at Edge felt they could pick a horse so early in this race. The race hasn’t even officially begun yet. All we’re seeing is posturing from both sides.

I’ve picked my first horse in this race and it is the PlayStation 4 but I will be getting an Xbox One eventually. So why did Edge feel the need to pick sides? Apparently this was sent to the printers after Microsoft’s 180 so now I’m even more curious.

I wonder if this will end being one of their best selling magazines.

Edge #256 will be available on July 4th.

Nintendo Power Shutting Down

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nintendo-logoNintendo Power is shutting down after 20+ years. I never bought a single issue of Nintendo Power but I do recognize it’s status in the gaming magazine┬ápantheon.

I never picked one up because I never wanted a “Nintendo only” magazine; I wanted all the games! I was envious of the other kids who did get neat poster and trading card freebies though.

Unfortunately the reality of releasing a magazine in 2012 caught up and Nintendo Power has to come to an end. I look forward to seeing what they will do for the last issue. Something with that kind of legacy deserves an amazing send off.