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Why did Microsoft impose that weird Ghosts embargo?

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Why Microsoft, WHY?

You may have noticed a lot of Call of Duty: Ghosts Xbox One information popping up yesterday, well that was because for some reason Microsoft decided to add an additional embargo on their version of the game that was lifted yesterday evening.

When I originally saw the document and signed it I felt a cold pit in my stomach that Microsoft knew their console was broken and was trying to gag the media to get as many pre-orders in before the news hit the media.

Then when it was confirmed that the PlayStation 4 version was running at a better resolution that feeling was confirmed. However as I detailed in my post yesterday, the longer I played with the Xbox One the less worried I became.

And now going through the Internet and reading the other sites it seems like I wasnโ€™t alone in that feeling. Polygon has given their Xbox One Ghosts review an extra 0.5 points due to the stable framerate and now Giantbomb is also reporting that a patch is on the way to resolve some of the issues experienced using the PlayStation 4.

So PlayStation were given a solid 2 weeks lead time with resolutiongate with no journalists really being able to respond which not only makes me feel dirty but makes me question why on earth did Microsoft allow that.

Is it just blind luck that the PS4 version has frame rate issues that Microsoft werenโ€™t aware of or is this a really clever move by Microsoft that I donโ€™t understand?

Let me know below.

Last Updated: November 13, 2013

167 Comments

  1. RinceandRepeat

    November 13, 2013 at 12:03

    I think MS have a ninja looking out for their already tired marketing team, must be!

    Reply

    • Unavengedavo(aka. IceCreamMan)

      November 13, 2013 at 12:08

      *retired marketing team ๐Ÿ˜›

      Reply

      • RinceandRepeat

        November 13, 2013 at 12:11

        No, tired! As in they are exhausted!

        Reply

        • Vampyre Squirrel

          November 13, 2013 at 12:17

          They’ve been running behind a car too much?

          Reply

          • RinceandRepeat

            November 13, 2013 at 12:17

            BOOM! HAHAHAHAHA No clue why that made me laugh.

          • Admiral Chief Wang

            November 13, 2013 at 12:18

            Man who walks too fast for sliding door, Bangkok (I see banana did the same joke as me up top)

          • Vampyre Squirrel

            November 13, 2013 at 12:18

            Confucious say: Man who run in front of car get tyred, but man who run behind car get exhausted.

  2. ToshZA

    November 13, 2013 at 12:04

    I think this is blind luck really. But MS needed some of that. This last week has been all Sony, so it’s nice to see some fighting back.

    The Embargo worked out nicely then wrt timing. In retrospect.

    Reply

  3. No Longer SIR Twakkus

    November 13, 2013 at 12:07

    Who still watches Fringe? I want to get back into it but I stopped watching at Season 3 I think. Can I just hop back in or do I need to watch ALL the seasons I missed?

    Reply

    • Admiral Chief Wang

      November 13, 2013 at 12:09

      Takealot had a sale on ALL the seasons a few days ago I think

      Reply

      • Jim Lenoir (Banana Jim)

        November 13, 2013 at 12:11

        My wallet was sleeping. Stupid wallet. I could have done with a Fringe boxset.

        Reply

        • Admiral Chief Wang

          November 13, 2013 at 12:12

          Same here ๐Ÿ™

          Reply

          • Jim Lenoir (Banana Jim)

            November 13, 2013 at 12:14

            I always miss out on the cool sales. ๐Ÿ™

          • Admiral Chief Wang

            November 13, 2013 at 12:15

            Yeah man, they had a Gummi Bears FULL boxset special the other day as well

          • Jim Lenoir (Banana Jim)

            November 13, 2013 at 12:17

            I’d die for the full Gummi Bears collections! GUMMMIII BEAARSS JUMPING HERE AND THERE AND EVERYWHERE….

            Same with Braveheart… ๐Ÿ˜€ Now those two were quality shows.

          • Sageville

            November 13, 2013 at 13:20

            Agreed, but nowadays when I watch the old stuff I cry, it was all produced in 4:3 aspect ratio and was super grainy, I just can’t do it!

          • Jim Lenoir (Banana Jim)

            November 13, 2013 at 13:22

            Dude, just fight through the grain.. FIGHT THROUGH IT!!

          • Captain GUZ

            November 13, 2013 at 12:33

            Damm now I want grape juice and have the theme song stuck in my head!

            *gummy bears bouncing here and there and everywhere*

          • Admiral Chief Wang

            November 13, 2013 at 12:33

            SUCH awesome memories!!!

          • HvR

            November 13, 2013 at 12:31

            If speech impediments and facial paralysis is your thing they have a “Sly Stallone” boxset on sale today.

    • Jim Lenoir (Banana Jim)

      November 13, 2013 at 12:11

      The final season was actually pretty good. I think they redeemed themselves, but yeah… it went a little off the rails after season 3, and their 4th season wasn’t that great.

      Reply

      • Hammersteyn

        November 13, 2013 at 12:12

        Leonard Nimoy was a peach. Was pleasantly surprised when he firs appeared

        Reply

        • Sageville

          November 13, 2013 at 13:23

          Ja, but it’s time he retire proper, I mean I still saw him in the last Star Trek movie, I swear if you stretched out his wrinkly skin you’d be able to make a whole new Leonard Nimoy!

          Reply

          • Hammersteyn

            November 13, 2013 at 13:54

            LOL

      • RinceandRepeat

        November 13, 2013 at 12:12

        Agreed, I stopped on season 3… Been meaning to get back in.

        Reply

        • Admiral Chief Wang

          November 13, 2013 at 12:13

          Is that why you are #ForeverSP? “Meaning to get back in”?

          ๐Ÿ˜›

          Reply

          • RinceandRepeat

            November 13, 2013 at 12:13

            *YAWN

          • Admiral Chief Wang

            November 13, 2013 at 12:15

            Was that what she said?

            ๐Ÿ˜‰

          • RinceandRepeat

            November 13, 2013 at 12:16

            Quality of rebuttlesis really sliding ๐Ÿ˜› Yes, SHE said that.

          • Hammersteyn

            November 13, 2013 at 12:20

            She was loosening her jaw to accommodate Rince

          • RinceandRepeat

            November 13, 2013 at 12:23

            *loosening, fixed it for you ๐Ÿ˜‰ BOOM!

          • Hammersteyn

            November 13, 2013 at 12:26

            Yeah I fixed it, fuck MORE coffee!!!

          • Alien Emperor Trevor

            November 13, 2013 at 12:47

            I don’t think that’s the best way to get your caffiene fix.

          • Hammersteyn

            November 13, 2013 at 12:57

            Hehehe boom checkmate. I’ve got nothing else.

          • Sageville

            November 13, 2013 at 13:30

            Lol, poor coffee….

          • Jim Lenoir (Banana Jim)

            November 13, 2013 at 12:30

            What like a snake? Damn dude… you need to get your inflamed, hardened and grossly enlarged balls seen to. That’s not healthy! ๐Ÿ˜ฎ

          • Admiral Chief Wang

            November 13, 2013 at 12:32

            lol

          • RinceandRepeat

            November 13, 2013 at 12:34

            That’s NOT what she said?

    • Zubayr Bhyat

      November 14, 2013 at 07:26

      Season 4 was best imo, got annoying after.

      Reply

  4. Azure

    November 13, 2013 at 12:09

    Oh look… Another lets defend Xbox article by Gavin… How unexpected… Since gaming journalist ALL prefer the XB1 according to his dissertation thesis conducted in 3 days… What an ass…

    Reply

    • Jim Lenoir (Banana Jim)

      November 13, 2013 at 12:13

      Don’t be like that, the xbone needs all the help it can get. Be a gamer! Help the less fortunate out. Help an Xbone get a boner today!

      This has been a Community Service Message from his Highness, Sir Inspector Detective Banana

      Reply

      • Admiral Chief Wang

        November 13, 2013 at 12:14

        LIES AND SLANDER, YOU ARE NOT THE REAL BANANA!!

        Reply

        • Jim Lenoir (Banana Jim)

          November 13, 2013 at 12:14

          YOU’RE NOT A REAL WANG!

          Reply

          • Admiral Chief Wang

            November 13, 2013 at 12:15

            YOU ARE TINY GRASSHOPPER

          • Jim Lenoir (Banana Jim)

            November 13, 2013 at 12:15

            YOU WISH YOU WERE A TINY GRASSHOPPER!!! YOUR KUNG FU IS NAB HEAD SLOW PALM

          • Admiral Chief Wang

            November 13, 2013 at 12:17

            Man who stand on toilet, high on pot

          • Jim Lenoir (Banana Jim)

            November 13, 2013 at 12:18

            Man who walks side ways in plane. Likely to BANGKOK!

          • Admiral Chief Wang

            November 13, 2013 at 12:19

            Man trapped in pantry has ass in jam

          • Hammersteyn

            November 13, 2013 at 12:19

            This is like watching two Zen masters conversing.

          • Hammersteyn

            November 13, 2013 at 12:16

            Is he even a real Admiral?

          • Jim Lenoir (Banana Jim)

            November 13, 2013 at 12:18

            Yes, there is a Waterfront in Gauteng! I’ve seen him captain a tiny rowboat.

          • Hammersteyn

            November 13, 2013 at 12:18

            Bwahahaha

          • Admiral Chief Wang

            November 13, 2013 at 12:19

            It’s called a BATTLEBOOOOOOAAAAAT

          • Jim Lenoir (Banana Jim)

            November 13, 2013 at 12:24

            Aye! Gauteng’s last line of defence against an invasion from Lesotho! The HMS Frikkadel.

          • Admiral Chief Wang

            November 13, 2013 at 12:25

            HMS is British, down here we call it JMS (Jou Ma Se)

            JMS Frikkadel

          • HvR

            November 13, 2013 at 12:33

            FHDDD Frikkadel

          • Captain GUZ

            November 13, 2013 at 12:37

            Damm i am laughing so hard now

      • deano

        November 13, 2013 at 12:22

        PS4FPS

        Reply

    • Hammersteyn

      November 13, 2013 at 12:16

      He’s not defending anything I would say. Microsoft were just looking after their own interests.

      Reply

    • Gavin Mannion

      November 13, 2013 at 12:20

      This isn’t defending the Xbone at all? It’s a question and yes there are a rash of these articles now because I was under embargo.

      Reply

      • Azure

        November 13, 2013 at 12:24

        So… A reviewer honestly prefers a 720p 60fps game as opposed to a 1080p game with slight frame drops every now and then? Thing is, after your last Journalists all prefer Xbox flamebait article, I really doubt ur abilities as a journalist… Once you become a click bait article writer, it really is the lowest of lows for gaming journalist…

        Reply

        • Admiral Chief Wang

          November 13, 2013 at 12:26

          Once you become an anonymous troller insulting people you never met, it really is the lowest of lows for internet reader…

          Reply

        • Gavin Mannion

          November 13, 2013 at 12:28

          “A reviewer honestly prefers a 720p 60fps game as opposed to a 1080p game with slight frame drops every now and then?”

          Yeah most people do in the end actually. while we all want better graphics we never want it at the expense of inconsistent frame rates.. but if you read my ghosts review I specifically stated the PS4 is the best version.

          http://www.lazygamer.net/xbox-360/call-of-duty-ghosts-review/

          Reply

        • Jim Lenoir (Banana Jim)

          November 13, 2013 at 12:28

          Since I don’t care about COD. Here’s my take on it. Stable FPS (lower resolution) > unstable FPS (higher resolution). This isn’t an issue to get upset about. Now if Gav said something bad about Killzone… OHHHHH LAWD there’s be blood in the waters ๐Ÿ˜› hehehehe

          Reply

          • Gavin Mannion

            November 13, 2013 at 13:05

            So mentioning that I found the previous versions to be pretty but with sub standard gameplay may get you riled up?

          • Jim Lenoir (Banana Jim)

            November 13, 2013 at 13:16

            Yes, you might just get an angry letter from me!

      • Alien Emperor Trevor

        November 13, 2013 at 12:45

        This must get really irritating. No matter what you write about either console, the fan boys come out in force to accuse you of being the opposite console fan boy for whatever negative thing they imagine you write.

        Reply

      • Tarisma

        November 13, 2013 at 12:58

        Dude you cant win with these people, an article highlights an xbone feature you get hate from the PS4 fanboys and vice versa for articles on the PS4.

        Reply

  5. iAmWeasel

    November 13, 2013 at 12:12

    Just MS PR with their usual smoke and mirrors BS.

    Reply

    • Hammersteyn

      November 13, 2013 at 12:18

      It works doesn’t it, why else would people skip the PS4 and buy the more expensive XBOX when it releases here in two years?

      Reply

      • ToshZA

        November 13, 2013 at 12:23

        Lol, 2 years is too soon man. TOO SOON. O_O

        Reply

      • Gavin Mannion

        November 13, 2013 at 12:25

        I think brand loyalty has something to do with that.. but in my opinion brand loyalty is the stupidest thing on the planet. Brands don’t care about you so why be loyal to them?

        In America there is the national pride thing pushing the Xbone as well..

        I personally can’t imagine not having both and until we are a few months into the next gen we really can’t say which one is actually the better one.. and then it will change again.

        The Xbox 360 dominated in this generation for the first 2-3 years and then the PS3 clawed its way back to end the generation as possibly the better console

        Reply

        • HvR

          November 13, 2013 at 12:34

          Proudly USA!!! made in China.

          Reply

          • RinceandRepeat

            November 13, 2013 at 12:42

            BWAHAHAHAHA!

        • Hammersteyn

          November 13, 2013 at 12:46

          For me it’s a bit about brand loyalty but also exclusive titles. Started with God of War and it just escalated with the rest of the exclusive titles. But to be honest if Sony dropped PS+ and MS adopted it I would switch in a second.

          Reply

          • Sageville

            November 13, 2013 at 13:40

            For me, I went to the store, the Xbox 360 didn’t have a Blu-ray player, so I got the PS3 instead. Now I prefer PS because of PS+ and the fact that it’s what I’m used to. (Also didn’t like the look of the xbox controller, wierd huh)

          • Hammersteyn

            November 13, 2013 at 13:53

            I know. Why are the analog sticks in different places. People will get Osteoarthritis from that.

      • iAmWeasel

        November 13, 2013 at 12:29

        Sadly it does work on the mass market. Just like MS talking up how everything is 1080p *cough*upscaled*cough* so what’s everyone fussing about? And how MS keep pointing their finger at developers who are making the “design choice” to make their games 720p. How about take some accountability for your hardware being under-powered MS.

        Reply

  6. Umar Moe Moe

    November 13, 2013 at 12:13

    Sabotage…MS paid Activision to Sabotage the PS4 version…

    Reply

    • Hammersteyn

      November 13, 2013 at 12:14

      TIN HATS!

      Reply

      • Umar Moe Moe

        November 13, 2013 at 12:15

        Activision and EA are under the MS spell…..Things are gonna get rough from here on out. Triangles…Triangles everywhere #illuminati

        Reply

        • Jim Lenoir (Banana Jim)

          November 13, 2013 at 12:20

          It’s the lack of power in the xboner. Sadly all the dirty prostitutes(EA. Activision etc.) have discovered it’s more a limp P-hallus than a mighty behemoth thrusting into the air!

          Although the money is good, and at the end of the day, if Microsoft wants to pay, it’s easy money for EA and Activision.

          Reply

    • RinceandRepeat

      November 13, 2013 at 12:15

      Using UFC fighters?

      Reply

      • Umar Moe Moe

        November 13, 2013 at 12:16

        Using tiny MS gremlins called Microsofties…You got no idea what power MS holds

        Reply

        • RinceandRepeat

          November 13, 2013 at 12:18

          not the Microsofties of legend!? 0-O

          Reply

          • Umar Moe Moe

            November 13, 2013 at 12:22

            YES..THEE Microsofties….People tell tales of these evil creatures. with the body of a cat and the face of Adam Oarth..No one is safe from Microsofties

    • Sageville

      November 13, 2013 at 13:41

      Them Thar be fightin words!

      Reply

  7. Robert Hart

    November 13, 2013 at 12:21

    Maybe because Xbox just got lucky and a patch will soon put the PS4 back on top?

    Reply

  8. Spathi

    November 13, 2013 at 12:24

    What exactly are these “frame rate issues”? Does the rate fall to 50 or 45? Because it really isn’t a issue then. If it falls below the 30s, sure. Most gamers doesn’t currently play games on 1080p 60 FPS (High or Ultra), except if you have a really nice gaming PC. And even then, there are instances were the frame rate drops.

    Reply

    • Gavin Mannion

      November 13, 2013 at 12:29

      I think for a game like COD the idea of a locked framerate is really important for the top players.. I personally saw nothing wrong with the PS4 framerate but it’s not something I know much about

      Reply

  9. Deano

    November 13, 2013 at 12:26

    MS has made the better start, by realizing New hardware would mean problems at 1080p.
    Wether Sony fanboi force will admit it or not.

    But I still think both consoles will come right, as soon as Developers have had more time with them.

    We will be seeing both Xbox one and PS4 games running smooth in 1080p

    Its still early days in both consoles life. In fact they haven’t even been born yet and we choosing sides.

    Reply

    • Spathi

      November 13, 2013 at 12:29

      “MS has made the better start, by realizing New hardware would mean problems at 1080p.”

      Dafuq?

      Reply

      • Deano

        November 13, 2013 at 12:30

        Typical PS4 fanboi, read Ps4 Ghost frame rate articles.
        Or carry on wearing those blue blinkers.

        Reply

        • Spathi

          November 13, 2013 at 12:31

          No really, wtf are you trying to say in that paragraph? That MS made sure that the developers struggle with developing on the XBO so that they are forced to render the games at 720p?

          Reply

          • Deano

            November 13, 2013 at 12:34

            No they maybe realized that games running at 1080p would lead to frame rate problems at the start due to the devs not having enough time to optimize things.

            Hence limited games to 720p at launch to ensure games all ran smooth without hucking at 1080p.

            The last thing you want from your shinny new PS4 is to get it hope start playing a awesome game and the thing starts struggling with FPS.

          • Spathi

            November 13, 2013 at 12:36

            Okay, I get it now. Only problem is that it has nothing to do with MS. The developers were struggling with the new tech so they (the developers) chose 720p.

          • Deano

            November 13, 2013 at 12:39

            I dont belive that is the case.

            Lets face it none of the launch titles are true next gen games.
            They all upgraded versions of their current gen versions and devs have probly had very little time to get the most out of either next gen console.

            I think we will only start seeing the real power of next gen consoles later in 2014.

          • Spathi

            November 13, 2013 at 12:43

            I agree with you last paragraph. But have you seen Killzone 4? Dude, the tech video shows you that huge leaps have been made from the last gen already.

            I think the Forza developers stated that they have had the specs and were busy with Forza for something like 3 years already. Granted, Forza looks amazing, but there is a lot of compromise with regards to inter alia lighting, weather and day and night cycles.

            All games will get better on both consoles, but there is clearly something about the XBO that is holding it back.

          • Deano

            November 13, 2013 at 12:45

            The only thing holding them back is the understanding of the hardware.
            But in time that will be sorted, as is the case with all new console launch’s.

            Saying Killzone 4 looks good is not the point. Cos yes it does look good.
            But you can make any game look good and that doesnt garentee it will run at a stable frame rate when you hit the frontlines and bullets are zipping around and bombs are going off.

            My point is i’d rather play it at 720p at 60FPS than 1080 20FPS when a firefight starts.

        • Umar Moe Moe

          November 13, 2013 at 12:32

          dude….enough with the fanboi shit….jeez

          Reply

          • Deano

            November 13, 2013 at 12:35

            The replies justify it.

          • Umar Moe Moe

            November 13, 2013 at 12:35

            No it doesn’t….Your sentence just didn’t make sense that is all

          • Deano

            November 13, 2013 at 12:36

            Neither does yours. “You sentence just didn’t make sense that is all”

          • Umar Moe Moe

            November 13, 2013 at 12:41

            Wow, Mr.Defensive……..

          • RinceandRepeat

            November 13, 2013 at 12:39

            Don’t bother man. I think it’s the new incarnation of Foxhound, who was a far better troll. May he rest in peace…

          • Umar Moe Moe

            November 13, 2013 at 12:42

            R.I.P Fox…We miss your trolling ๐Ÿ™

          • Admiral Chief Wang

            November 13, 2013 at 12:42

            We need a MEDIIIIIIIIIIIC.

            FOX NEEDS REVIVE!!!

          • Umar Moe Moe

            November 13, 2013 at 12:43

            Sadly….Permadeath

          • RinceandRepeat

            November 13, 2013 at 12:43

            @bb34932f77501925181973a9b3b9f852:disqus help, you’re the best as asking that! HAHAH

          • Admiral Chief Wang

            November 13, 2013 at 12:44

            Huh?

          • RinceandRepeat

            November 13, 2013 at 12:45

            OVG? He says revive me more than any one I know ๐Ÿ™‚

          • Admiral Chief Wang

            November 13, 2013 at 12:46

            It just shows @Guest when you typed that O_O

          • Jim Lenoir (Banana Jim)

            November 13, 2013 at 13:10

            I also miss Foxhound. Poor little bastard. He flew to close to the sun and got his wax burnt off.

          • FoxHoundZA

            November 13, 2013 at 14:21

            UNLESS YOU ARE SENDING THESE MESSSAGES OFF AN XBOX ONE YOU DON’T MAKE SENSE. MICROSOFT DID THE EMBARGO TO MAKE SONY FEEL LIKE A WINNER FOR ONCE.
            AND THEN TO STOMP ON THEM!!!

          • RinceandRepeat

            November 13, 2013 at 14:34

            Is that you Foxhound?! We thought you had passed on!

          • FoxHoundZA

            November 13, 2013 at 14:38

            YES I AM BACK FROM SLEEPING UNTIL THE XBOX ONE COMES OUT.
            DELETED MY ACCOUNT BECAUSE SOME SONY FANBOI DUPLICATED MY ACCOUNT.

          • RinceandRepeat

            November 13, 2013 at 14:45

            How do we know you are NOT the Sony Fanboy still?! 0-O

          • FoxHoundZA

            November 13, 2013 at 14:52

            BECAUSE I WILL NEVER PUT MY HANDS ON A FILTHY SONY WHICH LOOKS LIKE A CAKE. LOOK AT THE TWO SEPERATE PIECES.
            XBOX ONE DAY ONE!! COD ALL DAY LONG WHILE MY TRIGGERS GIVE ME FEEDBACK AND I HAVE STABLE FRAMRATE. MEANWHILE SONY WILL LOOK LIKE THE HOUSE IS SHAKING FROM THEIR STUPID FRAMRATE!
            IT’S ALL IN THE SECRET SAUCE MY DAD SAYS.

          • Rikus

            November 13, 2013 at 14:55

            1. The cake is a lie
            2. I don’t think CoD supports trigger feedback
            3. The button between Shift and Tab on your keyboard, press it. You are hurting my eyes.

          • RinceandRepeat

            November 13, 2013 at 12:35

            No, they don’t. Someone asked you a question, answer it like a man or not at all.

          • Circuitflow

            November 13, 2013 at 13:25

            umm no it was a typical fan boy comment! ( context says it all dont always just look at the grammer and spelling mistake as we are all human in the end)…. ( well some of us LOL) then again but deano is a typical Xbox fan boooiy…Deano u will find very little love in this crowd,( Kinda ruining this awesome gaming website).

          • Deano

            November 13, 2013 at 13:32

            I don’t mind, see I have the luxury of owning both consoles.
            So while they fighting over which is better, i’ll be playing the best games on both ๐Ÿ™‚

          • Sageville

            November 13, 2013 at 13:42

            Who looks for love on a gaming website?

            Shouldn’t you be looking at a dating website instead?

          • Circuitflow

            November 13, 2013 at 14:32

            Context SAGE i know ur not that stupid RIGHT!!!!

          • Sageville

            November 14, 2013 at 09:44

            Thanks Mr Maharaj,

        • Martin du preez

          November 13, 2013 at 12:50

          What about the same framerate issues on the PC version?

          Reply

          • Deano

            November 13, 2013 at 12:51

            Lazy PS4 port.

          • Martin du preez

            November 13, 2013 at 12:53

            Okay..

          • Martin du preez

            November 13, 2013 at 12:55

            And Dead rising running <25 fps? Lazy PS4 port?

          • Deano

            November 13, 2013 at 12:55

            Lets wait and see.

          • Jim Lenoir (Banana Jim)

            November 13, 2013 at 13:11

            Deano! 20fps is a must buy! xboner xboner!

          • Deano

            November 13, 2013 at 13:31

            I think your mistaking it for the PS4 ghost frame rate.

  10. TiMsTeR1033

    November 13, 2013 at 12:47

    IN OTHER NEWS: Drivers put Xbox one in shark tank to keep the evil at bay

    Reply

    • Jim Lenoir (Banana Jim)

      November 13, 2013 at 13:12

      Is it not enough that they have to keep those majestic animals in a tank, and now they need to torture those precious creatures with an xbone? That’s just cruel!

      Reply

      • Sageville

        November 13, 2013 at 13:13

        Yeah, at least they should fit the sharks with frikken lasers to their heads to give them a fighting chance!

        Reply

        • Jim Lenoir (Banana Jim)

          November 13, 2013 at 13:15

          Or at least FREE WILY! ๐Ÿ™ But seriously though, those sharks deserve better. What if that case leak and the console leaks lead into the water?

          Reply

          • Sageville

            November 13, 2013 at 13:27

            “Free Willy”

            My what a generous offer!

          • Alien Emperor Trevor

            November 13, 2013 at 13:28

            There will be a press release from MS stating how the Xbone will save you from shark attacks.

  11. John's (JJ's) ????

    November 13, 2013 at 12:50

    Dear Lazygamer. Review Planetary Annihilation or I will.
    Just bought the early access and being a Total Annihilation fan, it’s looking great.

    Reply

    • Gavin Mannion

      November 13, 2013 at 12:54

      please do and send me the review ๐Ÿ™‚

      Reply

      • John's (JJ's) ????

        November 13, 2013 at 12:56

        Great. Will do. Will spend a couple of days on it first.

        Reply

  12. Alien Emperor Trevor

    November 13, 2013 at 12:52

    Why would Polygon raise the review score because of better framerates on the Xbone compared to PS4 if they reviewed the game on the Xbone in the first place? Are we going to have different reviews for the same game played on different platforms now?

    Reply

    • Gavin Mannion

      November 13, 2013 at 12:54

      They’ve always done that.. I presume they review it on all platforms

      Reply

      • Jim Lenoir (Banana Jim)

        November 13, 2013 at 13:14

        I wouldn’t call it a “review” since their scores are handed out post-write-up by a panel of their editorial staff. It’s really making a mockery of the fine art of reviewing and critiquing.

        Reply

        • Sageville

          November 13, 2013 at 13:26

          “Fine art”

          LoL!

          But I do agree, their scores are a function of “what will get them hits” and not an actual reflection of the games they review.

          Note to LG staff: Please don’t follow that route.

          Reply

    • iAmWeasel

      November 13, 2013 at 13:04

      Amazing what a $700k cash injection from MS can do for review scores.

      Reply

    • Jim Lenoir (Banana Jim)

      November 13, 2013 at 13:13

      Short answer: It’s Polygon. Gies is a dick and a shill! Nothing more needs to be said.

      Reply

  13. Circuitflow

    November 13, 2013 at 13:17

    I dont get my peeps here are so “up in arms “on which consile is better. I am the first to admit i like the Xbox more than PS , but does it really matter??? Buy the Ps4 or buy the Xbox …the games of the next genration is going to make all of our eye balls popped out!.regardless of your brand!….None of the consoles have been released and yet there are fan boys on both side saying no my “dick is bigger” Fuck man.. in the end it will depend on the game dev and the the games they produce. Rockstart made wonders happen with the Current gen with their GTA 5 , imagine what they can do with the next gen.. I for one am super amped!

    Must admit i was bit impressed with the new review score for Ghost on the Xbone.. must made the PS fan boiiys a little sour, but lets not forget how much flack the Xbox got before that!! Maybe just maybe it just Jounalist and PR managers trying to hype u up for sales( I smell manuipulation and we call ourself the smart consumer). I say wait for both Console to come out before you choose you respective side.

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  14. Rags

    November 13, 2013 at 13:20

    Boohoo, time to call Reporters Sans Frontiรจres.

    Reply

  15. Jim Lenoir (Banana Jim)

    November 13, 2013 at 13:31

    Hahahaahah Turns out the xbone version has frame rate issues as well. Good ol’ Activision and Infinity Ward, they never disappoint.

    http://www.gamepur.com/news/12653-cod-ghosts-xbox-one-has-frame-rate-issues-and-main-reason-not-buy-says-ex-i.html

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    • Deano

      November 13, 2013 at 13:36

      You dig deep to try find that ๐Ÿ˜‰ hahaha.
      Make you feel better.

      Xbox one version still more stable than ps4 at the end of the day.
      keep digging, you will find a smile at the bottom.

      Reply

      • iAmWeasel

        November 13, 2013 at 13:43

        • Sageville

          November 13, 2013 at 13:44

          That was quick!

          Reply

          • Deano

            November 13, 2013 at 13:55

            Tell me about it.

        • Deano

          November 13, 2013 at 13:47

          Pic 1 : PS4 fanboi’s hear of Ghost 1080p
          Pic 2 : PS4 fanboi’s hear of PS4 frame rate.
          Pic 3 add tears : PS4 fanboi’s still have frame rate issue’s after magical patch.

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          • iAmWeasel

            November 13, 2013 at 13:48

            Eat your heart out Deano…

          • Deano

            November 13, 2013 at 13:50

            Do I care no, cos one of those is mine ๐Ÿ™‚

          • Sageville

            November 13, 2013 at 13:53

            A whole conversation with yourself…..

          • Deano

            November 13, 2013 at 13:54

            what are you on?
            Clearly you lack the ability to read.

          • Sageville

            November 13, 2013 at 14:00

            “Clearly you lack the ability to read.”

            Seriously, my kids have better insults.

            If you reply multiple times to your own post, are you not having a conversation with yourself?

      • Radox

        November 14, 2013 at 01:06

        Jesus, I didn’t realise Rorshach was an Xbox fanboy. Though it makes a sort of sense I guess.

        Reply

  16. CodeName Tailgunner

    November 13, 2013 at 13:48

    Frame rate problems probably have nothing to do with either console. Just the amount of time the developers had to get the games finished in the new format.

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    • Sageville

      November 13, 2013 at 13:50

      Could be!

      Meaning a few patches down the road and this whole article become redundant.

      Reply

      • Gavin Mannion

        November 13, 2013 at 14:33

        This article isn’t about frame rate issues.. it’s asking why MS imposed this weird embargo.. I really don’t know

        Reply

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