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The PS4 launch line-up may have just gotten worse

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I’ve got a pre-order for a PlayStation 4, though I honestly have no idea why. There’s very little in the launch line-up that I actually want to play. There’s maybe, maybe Killzone: Shadow Fall – but I’m not a big fan of shooters. There was Watch Dogs, but we know that that’s been delayed. And it looks like another one of the system’s launch titles might only be released next year.

According to a number of sneaky sources from all over the internet, PS4 launch racer DriveClub may be delayed to next year.

The rumour started with "an anonymous source" telling The Same Coin that Evolution Studio’s DriveClub, originally set to launch alongside the PS4, has been delayed to next year. "Treat this as 100% rumour for now," they say. "Hopefully it will turn out to be false." Another ninja source, however, confirmed the delay with Kotaku.

And adding a wee bit more to the rumour’s veracity is neoGAF user Famousmortimer, usually quite correct about these things, who says that he’s heard the game will be delayed.

“who I heard it from someone I trust,” he said. “That’s all I can say. This person isn’t working on the game and could be wrong. I trust that it isn’t wrong.

A pared-down version of DriveClub was meant to be the free game for members of PlayStation Plus – and if the delay is true, Sony’s probably scrambling to find a suitable replacement. With Watch Dogs and The Crew only coming later in 2014, and DriveClub possibly being delayed as well, the next gen launch is even less exciting.

Honestly, as far as launch games go, The Xbox One is the system to get in my  opinion. Dead Rising 3 has gone from interesting to incredible in the short time from E3 to this year’s rAge, and Forza 5, as you already know, looks pretty damned fantastic. Plus, there’s always Peggle 2.

Last Updated: October 17, 2013

119 Comments

  1. SaintsRowNigri

    October 17, 2013 at 08:34

    Hence why I am waiting a year or so before going next gen…

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    • Otto_ki

      October 17, 2013 at 08:35

      agreed or at-least 6 months after launch.

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    • Exalted Overlord Geoffrey Tim

      October 17, 2013 at 08:36

      REally not a bad plan at all, that.

      Reply

      • Otto_ki

        October 17, 2013 at 08:47

        The only game that can come out and give me tunnel vision buying without caring about price is Final Fantasy.

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      • Ultimo_Cleric N7

        October 17, 2013 at 08:48

        Totally agree. By then the ‘fad’ will have fallen away and many of the cross-gen games will be done and dusted. Also means the launch prices may have come down. Christmas 2014 is when I will probably buy, Chritmas specials will be around and there will be some better looking games coming through.
        My trusty PC can hold out till then, just upgraded to 64 bit Windows, dont know why I didnt do it sooner. Dem graphics……so much better now with DX11

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        • ToshZA

          October 17, 2013 at 09:10

          This I agree with. Next year Christmas is next gen console shopping time. PC and Xbox 360 will tide me over til then. Also, the 3DS I’m buying for Pokemon.

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          • TiMsTeR1033

            October 17, 2013 at 09:16

            I so wanna get a 3ds!

          • ToshZA

            October 17, 2013 at 09:31

            After getting some hands on with it at rAge, and the new Pokemon, yeah I have to. It’s not even a decision any more. Its a must buy.

    • Never Say No

      October 17, 2013 at 08:50

      Waited 6 years to get PS3 and still have a massive and fun backlog, just can’t see myself plunging into Next Gen immediately.

      Reply

      • TiMsTeR1033

        October 17, 2013 at 08:56

        6 years is a long time! nearly entire console lifetime..

        Reply

        • Never Say No

          October 17, 2013 at 09:04

          True… So this proves life after death? 😀

          Reply

        • ToshZA

          October 17, 2013 at 09:05

          And he gets to enjoy the best of the best, without wasting money on the hyped up stuff that was crap. Smart move. Also, discou discou, cheap for you onry 5 dorra!

          Reply

          • TiMsTeR1033

            October 17, 2013 at 09:06

            Got a point! I had a dream got me ps3! was so sad when I woke up! ;(

          • ToshZA

            October 17, 2013 at 09:08

            I’ve had that nightmare. When I checked my bank account, the nightmare continued.

          • TiMsTeR1033

            October 17, 2013 at 09:16

            Was a dream! I was playing GT 5 and Infamous and MGS 4!! Was Glorious!!

          • ToshZA

            October 17, 2013 at 09:32

            I reiterate. Nightmare. Surely you could’ve chosen better games to dream about?

      • SaintsRowNigri

        October 17, 2013 at 11:06

        I am in the same boat. Slowly stocking up on games to keep me busy. Got Soul Calibur 5 from takealot yesterday for about R180 excl delivery of R35. Plus there is a ton of replay value left in some of my current games to be honest.

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    • Lardus-Resident Perve

      October 17, 2013 at 12:33

      Waiting at least until next December, then still there needs to be at least 2 games I MUST have before I buy it. Well, that is the theory anyway…

      Reply

    • Jaded_Reprobate

      October 17, 2013 at 14:56

      i wish it was that simple… my ps3 has been showing me the yellow light of “love” since June…
      been waiting since then for this new beast

      Reply

  2. John's digital rights

    October 17, 2013 at 08:36

    DriveClub is really not something to make me want the PS. Is it just me or is the Xbone looking more and more interesting? (regardless of the kinectkak)

    Reply

    • Spathi

      October 17, 2013 at 08:44

      I don’t think the XB1 looks bad, but MS’s long term vision hasn’t changed. The XB1 in designed to be an entertainment system and their focus will remain there (reality TV, Sperts etc). I like the PS3 because of the exclusives, and I still believe that in the long run the PS4 will be the better console for exclusives, if history is anything to go by.

      Not one of the next gen consoles’ exclusives launch lineup seems extremely enticing to me, never has. The multi-platform games does look quite good though.

      I didn’t order a console yet, and won’t until at least mid next year, when I can make a more informed decision and it is more evident what each console is capable of. Till then, I’ve a huge PSN+ backlog to complete.

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      • CaptainNemo42

        October 17, 2013 at 08:51

        Ditto on that backlog. But I’m not even touching it. DAMN YOU GTA ONLINE!

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        • TiMsTeR1033

          October 17, 2013 at 08:54

          You play on xbox or ps? Need a crew?

          Reply

          • CaptainNemo42

            October 17, 2013 at 09:32

            I’m on PS3. Some friends and I started a crew over the weekend because we wanted the slightly more XP you get with it. What platform are you on?

    • CypherGate

      October 17, 2013 at 08:56

      X1 looks great and have great launch titles. I preordered my PS4, but not too sure now. Ill have to wait closer to December to see if they somehow announce extra games that are actually great to play. If not… ill cancel my preorder. DriveClub looks great, but not a console seller.

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    • TiMsTeR1033

      October 17, 2013 at 09:00

      Forza looks way better than drive club..

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      • John's digital rights

        October 17, 2013 at 09:02

        DriveClub can’t be compared to Forza. DC is a grand NFS.

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        • TiMsTeR1033

          October 17, 2013 at 09:05

          True, Regardless I am waiting for the next gen hype storm to blow over… Not enough games yet for me!

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          • John's digital rights

            October 17, 2013 at 09:07

            I tried playing on my PS again last night. Sorry to say Tim, but I still haven’t found it to be as enjoyable gaming as my pc, so I won’t be getting a next gen console. Will spend that money on a new GFX card rather.

          • TiMsTeR1033

            October 17, 2013 at 09:17

            You tired of your Ps3 send it to me!!! make a grown man cry tears of joy!

          • Alien Emperor Trevor

            October 17, 2013 at 09:18

            It’s so nice of you to think of John’s happiness.

          • TiMsTeR1033

            October 17, 2013 at 09:19

            I CARE about Johns happiness! I am a true friend!

          • Alien Emperor Trevor

            October 17, 2013 at 09:20

            Trust in Tim!

          • TiMsTeR1033

            October 17, 2013 at 09:24

            DAMN STRAIGHT! That’s my real saying!

          • John's digital rights

            October 17, 2013 at 09:30

            I need it for my blu-ray dvd’s. Sorry Tim.

  3. Umar ZoMg Reiner

    October 17, 2013 at 08:42

    Well….

    Reply

    • TiMsTeR1033

      October 17, 2013 at 08:53

      What about BF4??

      Reply

      • Umar ZoMg Reiner

        October 17, 2013 at 08:56

        …..Ghosts Bro….Cod for LIFE

        Reply

        • TiMsTeR1033

          October 17, 2013 at 08:57

          Say that again! I DARE YOU! open a can of whoop ass on ya now!

          Reply

          • Umar ZoMg Reiner

            October 17, 2013 at 08:58

            Call……OF……..DUTY SON!!!

          • TiMsTeR1033

            October 17, 2013 at 08:59

            Your DEAD TO ME!! Jk hows Eid going?

          • Umar ZoMg Reiner

            October 17, 2013 at 09:00

            Lol it was only one day, was great thanx tim

          • TiMsTeR1033

            October 17, 2013 at 09:01

            My bad! I don’t know these things man… I am still learning..

          • Jim Lenoir (Banana Jim)

            October 17, 2013 at 12:41

            Eid’s cool. Awesome food!

  4. CaptainNemo42

    October 17, 2013 at 08:44

    Sony had to screw up somewhere along the line. Makes me kinda glad I’m as broke as I am at the moment.

    Reply

  5. oVg

    October 17, 2013 at 08:47

    Not even Ridge Racer. What has the world come to?

    Reply

    • Exalted Overlord Geoffrey Tim

      October 17, 2013 at 08:48

      RIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIDGEE RAAAAAAAAACERRRRRRRRRRR

      Reply

      • Deano

        October 17, 2013 at 08:53

        ahhh I remember the arcade announcer screaming that out. Those where the days.

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        • Umar ZoMg Reiner

          October 17, 2013 at 08:55

          Indeed, when RR didn’t suck ass

          Reply

      • oVg

        October 17, 2013 at 09:00

        That’s how its done. You also just got my next gen videogame juices flowing the same way they were back in 1996, 2000 and 2007.

        Reply

    • Otto_ki

      October 17, 2013 at 08:49

      Ridge racer from Sony is like Mario from Nintendo they ALWAYS come out together.

      Reply

    • Umar ZoMg Reiner

      October 17, 2013 at 08:50

      Ridge Racer has dropped so much in quality, I remember Ridge Racer 4 on PS1, my god that game was fantastic. I loved picking the underdog and rising to the top!!

      Reply

  6. Hammersteyn

    October 17, 2013 at 08:51

    Nope still not canceling my preorder. Also that iceberg doesn’t look so big to me. Let’s sail very close past it, I need ice for my whiskey.

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  7. Melasco

    October 17, 2013 at 08:51

    The only game that’s a MUST for me at PS4 launch is BF4, so if that’s delayed I’ll cancel my order and wait a few months. I’ll also get Killzone and maybe AC4, but I wont buy the system at launch for those.

    I bought myself a new bike on Tuesday, so to be honest, it may be a small financial blessing if BF4 is delayed… lol

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  8. Deano

    October 17, 2013 at 08:52

    Shew that is not good planning by Sony, but I plan on waiting till later to get a PS4 anyways.
    Why pay over the top for alpha hardware and a limited libary when there is still so much to play on current gen systems. Rather wait it out, get revised hardware and more titles at a better price.

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    • ToshZA

      October 17, 2013 at 09:03

      This wasn’t exactly Sony’s fault I think. Either way though, the rest of your post I 100% agree with. There’s no rush to jump into the new gen with so many great games still out on the current gen. And save some money on bundles and specials in a year when the new gen has a better lineup, and as you say, revised hardware and software updates.

      Reply

      • Deano

        October 17, 2013 at 10:34

        Planning wise, I mean Sony announced this as a launch title that should be set in stone, but yeah I understand its not directly their fault. But yeah either way wait it out and save some bucks 🙂

        Reply

    • NecroRince

      October 17, 2013 at 09:32

      Not sure why you would get a downvote for what you said, other than the planning part by SONY (they are not responsible for developers timelines). I too will wait for a while before picking up the console. I do wonder though, if every console has teething problems when it comes out, what will the Xbox be line if it is venturing into territory previously left alone.

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      • ToshZA

        October 17, 2013 at 10:58

        2 things can happen in that case – they can either fail rather spectacularly, or succeed rather profitably. They’re hoping for the one, Sony & its fanboys for the other, and the rest of us just want great games to play.

        Reply

  9. NecroRince

    October 17, 2013 at 08:55

    Indeed. This is why I won’t be camping outside BT games when the console arrives. Instead, I will be picking up a PS3 cheap cheap, like the bird. Then I can enjoy the vitirol from Xbox360 fanboys AND PS3 fanboys! Win all round!

    Reply

    • Umar ZoMg Reiner

      October 17, 2013 at 08:56

      First game…TLOU

      Reply

      • ALKi1234

        October 17, 2013 at 08:57

        I would say Uncharted 2 then 3…..Then the beast that is TLOU.

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        • Umar ZoMg Reiner

          October 17, 2013 at 09:00

          So much great Sony games…..where to start

          Reply

          • NecroRince

            October 17, 2013 at 09:08

            Screw you SONY fan boy! Of course you;ll say that, what with sleeping with SONY’s mother! Such a fanboy! My GaaD!

          • Umar ZoMg Reiner

            October 17, 2013 at 09:09

            GRAAA, Go play Gears of SNORE MS fanbooi!! What you do the weekedn??PLAY failo 4? go ride your weak ass cars in snorza!!!!!!!!

          • NecroRince

            October 17, 2013 at 09:39

            U ink ur so cool but ur not! ur just a big donkey SONY fanboy! OMFG U LOOSER

        • NecroRince

          October 17, 2013 at 09:07

          Have heard so much about Uncharted, need to try that.

          Reply

      • MacDoodle

        October 17, 2013 at 09:07

        Couldn’t agree more and now there is a new map pack out for the MP 🙂

        Reply

        • Umar ZoMg Reiner

          October 17, 2013 at 09:07

          Has the SP story DLC been released yet? quite interested to see what it’s about

          Reply

          • MacDoodle

            October 17, 2013 at 09:37

            No don’t so, that would be too damn sweet

      • NecroRince

        October 17, 2013 at 09:07

        YES!

        Reply

        • MacDoodle

          October 17, 2013 at 09:13

          I must of missed it d do you know what’s in it?

          Reply

          • NecroRince

            October 17, 2013 at 09:20

            In it? In what?

          • ToshZA

            October 17, 2013 at 09:34

            Well, according to the imaginations of half the gaming fraternity, they are in it. Pun intended. 😉

          • NecroRince

            October 17, 2013 at 09:39

            Boom! 🙂

          • MacDoodle

            October 17, 2013 at 09:35

            Disqus/connectivity issues

      • John's digital rights

        October 17, 2013 at 09:14

        Yes. It will be my second “new” game I’ll buy for my PS.

        Reply

        • Umar ZoMg Reiner

          October 17, 2013 at 09:20

          First being?

          Reply

          • John's digital rights

            October 17, 2013 at 09:29

            GT5

      • TiMsTeR1033

        October 17, 2013 at 09:26

        I would say MGS 4 then Uncharted, then Infamous, Then Killzone, Then TLOU!

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    • ToshZA

      October 17, 2013 at 09:02

      hahaha, a PS3 would be cool, but my money’s going on a 3DS. Still, enjoying the flak from both ends of the fanboi spectrum sounds fun 😀

      Reply

      • NecroRince

        October 17, 2013 at 09:08

        Yeah, I’m bored with only having one group of fucktards attacking me, I need more.

        Reply

        • ToshZA

          October 17, 2013 at 09:12

          Technically all you need to do is say XBOX FTW. COD SUCKS. BF RULZ. SONY SUCK THE SEAWEED.

          Reply

    • oVg

      October 17, 2013 at 09:02

      The Last of Us BABY!!!

      Reply

      • Umar ZoMg Reiner

        October 17, 2013 at 09:03

        Ni No Kuni!! F*** FF 13!

        Reply

        • oVg

          October 17, 2013 at 09:39

          Heavenly Sword, MGS, Uncharted, Heavy Rain, Beyond two souls, GT5, The Last of Us, Ni No Kuni, Kill zone, Resistance and Sack Boy.

          Just a some cheap as chips games that will keep any XBOT busy before the PS4 Slim.

          P.S. Also the HD versions from Team Ico and Kingdom of Hearts.

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          • Umar ZoMg Reiner

            October 17, 2013 at 09:48

            Dude, Folklore is freaking boss!! You have to play Folklore!
            then we have

            Yakuza 3 + 4 + Dead Souls
            Valkyria Chronicles (OH MY GOD this game bro, it’s AMAZING!)
            Trinity Souls : Souls of Zill Ol
            MGS 4
            Disgaea 3 + 4
            Siren Blood Curse (Busy playing this now, great Survival Horror game)
            3D Dot Heroes
            Kh HD remakes and FF 10 HD
            ICo + Shadow of colossus HD
            Demon Souls
            Rachet and Clank
            Tales of Xillia 1 + 2
            Dragon’s Crown
            Ninja Gaiden Sigma 1 + 2

            Soo much games bro

          • oVg

            October 17, 2013 at 10:03

            I cut that for my new list 🙂 2014 the year of the PS3 for me while the early adopters deal with all the teething problems.

          • TiMsTeR1033

            October 17, 2013 at 10:10

            AMEN!!

          • Umar ZoMg Reiner

            October 17, 2013 at 10:22

            Haha, yeah dude, current gen is still getting a lot of awesome games. People really wana order pizza badly hey

      • NecroRince

        October 17, 2013 at 09:08

        Yeth!

        Reply

    • TiMsTeR1033

      October 17, 2013 at 09:18

      I think I should also get a ps3..

      Reply

  10. InfoGuy101

    October 17, 2013 at 08:56

    Hmmm stirring up the console fanboys I see lol. I don’t think the launch line up for the PS4 is too bad hey even if Drive club isn’t coming out on launch, still plenty of other titles. I won’t say the Xbox One launch line up is better just different depending on your taste as a gamer but like this article that’s base on opinion.

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  11. HuskyMF

    October 17, 2013 at 09:00

    Bring back that hyped sh1t game Lair. Maybe the PS4 can squeeze an extra 10fps out of that disaster.

    Reply

    • Umar ZoMg Reiner

      October 17, 2013 at 09:02

      Man the hype surrounding that game was insane, it was such a horrible pile of doodoo

      Reply

  12. ToshZA

    October 17, 2013 at 09:01

    By the time the Xbone releases in SA, the PS4 titles will be even stevens with it, so I bet you’ll still have no problems with the PS4

    Reply

  13. Rock789

    October 17, 2013 at 09:14

    Eish… I do still believe that the PS4 is the console to go to (my reasonings well documented on previous threads). 🙂 But this does make me think that I may have to wait till next year now… Let the price settle and the titles launch.

    My 360 and PS3 can hold me out till then. 🙂

    Reply

    • TiMsTeR1033

      October 17, 2013 at 09:18

      Lucky bastard having both!!

      Reply

      • Rock789

        October 17, 2013 at 09:24

        🙂 Thanks man.

        I got my 360 2 months after launch, but I only got my PS3 about 4 years after launch… But I had just, finally!, bought a Full HD TV and decided that I needed a blu-ray player. At the time, the PS3 was only R500 more expensive than the cheapest blu-ray player… So I decided to go that route – that way, I could watch HD movies and play PS exclusives. 🙂 Worked out pretty good so far.

        Reply

        • TiMsTeR1033

          October 17, 2013 at 10:08

          Still need HD tv 🙁

          Reply

    • Umar ZoMg Reiner

      October 17, 2013 at 09:19

      Indeed, There are SO many new games coming to current gen, off the top of my head

      -Castlevania : Lords of Shadow 2
      -Dark Souls 2
      -Murdered Soul
      -The Evil Within

      among others

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      • Rock789

        October 17, 2013 at 09:26

        Precisely! And, as games like The Last of Us and GTA V are proving, there’s life in the ‘ol boys yet! 🙂

        Reply

  14. Gallie

    October 17, 2013 at 09:20

    Anybody considering getting an Xbox One through Phoenix Tech?

    Reply

    • Tidycpc

      October 17, 2013 at 09:57

      Thought about it, but gonna wait for launch here. Dont know how the warranty and that stuff will work…

      Reply

    • Deano

      October 17, 2013 at 10:30

      Considering it but also may wait a while.

      Reply

    • Pieter Kruger

      October 17, 2013 at 13:07

      They importing? Day One consoles?

      Reply

  15. Noodlez49

    October 17, 2013 at 09:22

    That was the only reason i still had my pre order…..

    Reply

  16. hayted

    October 17, 2013 at 09:38

    Yes – Wait for price drops – and all the bugs to get ironed out. Not getting next gen for at least 6 months to a year and will hold off on games that come out on Next gen and Current. So when everything sorted I can get the better looking games at discounted prices 🙂

    Reply

  17. saneman

    October 17, 2013 at 09:55

    If only News24 ran positive xbox stories a and negative ps4 stories

    Reply

  18. Drizzt

    October 17, 2013 at 11:59

    Well at least you can still get all the other games that are coming to next gen like Battlefield, CoD and Assasins Creed this year if you buy a PS4. Unlike Xbox who isn’t even scheduled for release here.

    But then again this is an Xbox fanboy site, they can do no wrong. Unlike that evil Sony.

    Reply

    • Deano

      October 17, 2013 at 12:26

      You clearly dont come on here often 😉
      This place has more Sony fanboi’s than SONY’s board of directors.

      Reply

  19. Pieter Kruger

    October 17, 2013 at 12:39

    Sony will throw in another crappy Indie to make up for this because they rove you so much! ROFL! At least you still have Knack, that awesome……Bha ha ha ha, sorry I tried, I just couldn’t! Phew, in other news, Project Spark to be available free on all platforms, including XBOX LIVE Silver members!

    Reply

  20. Jim Lenoir (Banana Jim)

    October 17, 2013 at 12:40

    Lol, Some are so easily swayed. I’m still getting a PS4! Try harder you salty dogs. There’s no way in hell I’m getting an XBONE! NO WAY IN HELL!! Where’s Ians to spice up this place. The Green and white are flying way too high for my good.

    Reply

    • Pieter Kruger

      October 17, 2013 at 12:53

      We still love you, really! We just thought you actually liked games, but turns out you just hate Microsoft! Very sad, but we still love you, we really do, just not as a gamer anymore….

      Reply

  21. Purple_Dragon

    October 17, 2013 at 15:32

    Glad I didn’t pre-order the console.

    Reply

  22. CRAZY

    October 17, 2013 at 21:33

    FUCK YOU GEOFFERY TIM!!! GOOD LUCK WASTING $500 ON A PIECE OF SHIT CONSOLE YOU XBOX FANBOY WHILE PS4 IS $100 CHEAPER!!! ENJOY YOUR PRIVACY INVASION WHILE SITTING ON A COUCH FUCKING YOU FUCKEN DUMBASS PLAYING GAYLO 5 AND QUEERS OF WAR 4!! OUR MASTER HAS NO INTEREST IN BUYING NEXT GEN CONSOLES!! XBOX ONE!? MORE LIKE SHITBOX DONE!! LAZYGAMER IS AN XBOX FANBOY SITE!! ALL YOU LG WRITERS ARE A BUNCH OF XBOX FANBOYS!! WHAT HAS SONY DONE TO YOU!? WAS IT BECAUSE OF THE PSN HACK IN SPRING 2011!? I DID NOT SELL MY PS3 DURING THE PSN HACK BECAUSE AT THE TIME I HEARD ABOUT ONE GAME THAT WAS ABOUT TO COME OUT IN SEPTEMBER 2011!!

    Reply

    • Pieter Kruger

      October 17, 2013 at 21:50

      Shit dude, drunk much? ROFL!

      Reply

      • CRAZY

        October 18, 2013 at 00:13

        GEOFFERY IS GONNA ENJOY HIS PRIVACY INVASION SITTING ON A COUCH FUCKING NUDE ALL DAY!!

        Reply

    • nicksimp101

      October 17, 2013 at 21:52

      Easy there tiger…Lets take a deep breath and count to 10, well maybe 100…Can you do that for the rest of us? PS. Your CAPS is on…

      Reply

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