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Tuesday Chat, May 14


Today's chat topic is all about publishers. Which company is the most consistent when it comes to the quality of new releases?

Is it Sony? Is it Nintendo, is it Microsoft? What about third parties, which company really makes you take notice? Is it RPG king Bethedsa, or could it be EA, Activision or the dark horse, 2k games?

All of the above companies seem to have some pretty impressive titles in their catalogue, but which of the above really stand out for you?

Let's Chat!

Edited On 14 May, 2013

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troublemaker's avatar
troublemaker 4 years ago
I think it has to be Sony. As a publisher, and with it's first party studios bringing consistent quality, I think they have to be my pick. Deep Silver is coming in strong though aren't they? Dead Island aside, Metro and Saints Row both look amazing.
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Johno Muller 4 years ago
EA are the best publisher they let nothing but quality games leave the nest.
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Pyroloveridge 4 years ago
I have no bias towards any, bring me a good game that I enjoy and I'll buy it. everybody is going to differ, Deep Silver.. Charging for hard mode dlc? EA ridiculous amount of microtransactions... Don't stop me buying the games if they're good enough
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0000000000 4 years ago
im on the same boat as pyro if i enjoy it ill pay it EA do annoy me with their micro transactions but thats EA i love square enix all day long though and bethesda! people wont agree with me but i dont care :P... on another not im on a serious downer today LFC (tom) destroyed me on fifa last night! i wasnt on form at all he deserves the credit for a good game but... THE WIFE IS SO DISTRACTING!!!
troublemaker's avatar
troublemaker 4 years ago
I can't think of a single publisher that hasn't done something in the name of profit that has pissed me off. But if I boycotted all of them, I'd be stuck playing PS2 games.
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Johno Muller 4 years ago
Bathesda publish decent titles, Dishonoured for one. Bathesda develop broken titles such as Elder Scrolls and then don't patch them.
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DynamiteWhyte 4 years ago
Sony just because of it's varied lineup with good storys and gameplay nearly on key a lot of the time. In terms of publisher, they all have their positives and faults. I'd go with EA though probably, they have Dead Space, Mass Effect and FIFA kicking about.
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JoeToots 4 years ago
if the game is decent i will buy it no matter what.
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Loli-Nox-Tan 4 years ago
I would have to say Sony and Nintendo. Both have great First Party studios. Johno are you still butthurt over the PS3 Skyrim fiasco. Whyte you are joking right? Sure EA have a few good franchises but they let out the Medal of Honor games, Harry Potter games and they even did a bait and switch with the Vita version of Fifa. That's not consistent
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Bindiana 4 years ago
Sony for first party stuff. The third party is harder to decide the have there good franchises and then have there disasters. Trouble Deep Silver bought Metro and Saints Row so not sure you can give them that much credit surely more credit should go to THQ. Konami used to be a good third party but seems to lost its way recently.
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DynamiteWhyte 4 years ago
You've just name 2 games nobody will ever play, and a FPS that is behind their other owned title in Battlefield. I didn't mention consistancy, but the best that EA have to offer are better than what the others have to offer.
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troublemaker 4 years ago
I can give them credit for publishing though. And assuming they sell well, anything past that would be theirs. I fully acknowledge that they were made by what were THQ studios, but you have to give them a little credit. It would have been just as easy to cancel or delay them to next gen. Ain't they also going to be publishing Killer is Dead? I think the future looks great for Deep Silver
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Johno Muller 4 years ago
For every franchise that has an equivalent EA genre title, the EA one is usually on par or superior in current standings, which is all the more impressive considering that they are competing against several different publishers, CoD vs Battlefield, Resident Evil vs Dead Space, PES vs FIFA, Mass Effect/Dragon Age vs Elder Scrolls/Fallout. The only real challenge to the EA throne is that Codies release consistently better racing games than NFS series, but even then don't compare to Burnout.
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Loli-Nox-Tan 4 years ago
There was a lot of people excited about Medal of Honor but then they put out that garbage and Harry Potter had potential but they turned the last two games in a bloody 3rd person shooter & i'm pretty sure what they did with the PSV is illegal.
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Dead 4 years ago
For quality it has to be Nintendo, can't remember the last time they produced a duff game, even their worst games are better than other publishers best.
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Artemisthemp 4 years ago
Sony with great titles like Gravity Rush, Soul Sacrifice, Persona, GoW, LBP and many more. I would just wish Sony was a bit better to advertise their produce. Note: Still waits on Wonder Book: Walking with Dinosaurs
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Loli-Nox-Tan 4 years ago
Persona isn't a first party title but oh well and since persona 5 is coming to the 3DS, it's not an exclusive series either.
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Loli-Nox-Tan 4 years ago
Oh and Sony didn't publish it.
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JoeToots 4 years ago
@gloria - i know you have a wii-u and im just wondering is there some sort of achievements system on it?
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0000000000 4 years ago
ive got asuras wrath coming from lovefilm, thats my week sorted! :D start that tomorrow, hope its as good as people are saying
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Bindiana 4 years ago
Persona is made by Atlus isnt it? A lot of the smaller japanese publisher go unoticed like Atlus Koei and Nippon Ichi Software
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DynamiteWhyte 4 years ago
Regarding Persona; It is only on the Sony consoles just now so it's a simple mistake. It basically has been an exclusive series for a while. You'd still associate it with Sony.
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Spear 25 4 years ago
If you had to compare Sony, Nintendo and Microsoft, I think Sony produce the best quality games from their first party studios. Most notably Naught Dog with the Uncharted series but also their exclusives from third party studios such as Infamous from Sucker Punch. Nintendo would come in at a close second though.
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Loli-Nox-Tan 4 years ago
I didn't mean to say Persona 5 but the 3DS is getting a Persona. My bets a remake of Persona 1 or Persona 3 Portable
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troublemaker 4 years ago
Sucker punch has been a Sony first party since 2011 I believe.
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Pyroloveridge 4 years ago
Asuras Wrath is mental! and a total blast to play, be prepared to mash that B button though!!
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Spear 25 4 years ago
After a little research I see you're correct they've been a Sony first party studio since 2011
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0000000000 4 years ago
ill use my old pad. dont want to break my new B button lol
troublemaker's avatar
troublemaker 4 years ago
Yeah, it's a weird one. They were always an exclusive 3rd party, I think it made sense financially for Sony to acquire them.
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Spear 25 4 years ago
Probably due to the success of Infamous. Seems strange Sony bought the studios 2 months after the release of Infamous 2, would've thought they would buy the studio before the release of Infamous 2.
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troublemaker 4 years ago
After Infamous 2, they were probably looking to start a new IP. (let's be honest, second son seems to be Infamous in name only) and Sony probably wanted to keep the talent exclusive to them. With the amount of buy outs and acquisitions going on at that point, it would have forced Sony's hand a little. Maybe afraid of another mutiny similar to Insomniac going 3rd party for EA
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JoeToots 4 years ago
I'M on a propper gaming funk atm cba to play anything at'all
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Dead 4 years ago
No, no achievement system on the Wii U Tootell.
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0000000000 4 years ago
really no achievements or nothing on the Wii U, thats a shock! @TooTell everyone goes through that i had mine lasted about a month from jan to feb you always come out of it or rarely completley give gaming up!
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Dead 4 years ago
It's no biggy, if you do something cool you can post it on Miiverse for the fan adulation.
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Loli-Nox-Tan 4 years ago
TBH Who really cares about Achievements? It's just a way to measure your virtual dick (No disrespect Pyro)
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troublemaker 4 years ago
I usually get a bit of a funk after a big release that grabs me. I had one after i done Bioshock infinite. I couldn't be bothered to play anything, and when I tried, i gave up after a bit. I usually get one at christmas due to the overload we get october/november. by january, I just can't be bothered anymore!
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LFC Bywater 4 years ago
Just saw your comment Shep about being destroyed last night on Fifa :D I'll give you another game when your next free. EA is one of my favourites purely because of Fifa and madden. I enjoy most sports games as long as it's not golf.
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Dead 4 years ago
RE Revelations demo now up to download on Wii U eshop ;)
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Johno Muller 4 years ago
Krieg the Psycho Bandit Class in Borderlands 2 is now available for download
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0000000000 4 years ago
looking forward to playing revelations, got to rush through asuras wrath so i can get last light before i go on holiday on the 27th! how long is asuras wrath?
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LFC Bywater 4 years ago
took me roughly 6 - 7 hours shep, Not too long at all.
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0000000000 4 years ago
sound be done by thursday friday if i get enough xbox time!
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DynamiteWhyte 4 years ago
What was the score Shep v Bywater then? Teams?
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JoeToots 4 years ago
im so tempted to get a wii u just for the fact i prefer unrealistic games like mario ratchet and clank etc over games like bioshock dead space etc and seems like wii u has more games like that don't know how to describe it really.
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0000000000 4 years ago
lol DW he spanked me 5-1 but in my defence my misses was having braxton hicks contractions and wasnt 100% there second half when he destroyed me, was juve v real, but ill play him again when the wife is out! im not as bad as a 5-1 spanking!
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DynamiteWhyte 4 years ago
You're better off just getting a Super Nintendo and having more at your disposal ;)
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Loli-Nox-Tan 4 years ago
Bioshock is Realistic?
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LFC Bywater 4 years ago
lol. Yeh Shep did start well. Will spank him next time too though :D
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JoeToots 4 years ago
nox i mean like cartoony its hard to explain really sort of like mario etc ..
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Loli-Nox-Tan 4 years ago
I know what you mean, games that don't take themselves seriously
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Pyroloveridge 4 years ago
I have a huge virtual d*ck according to Nox .... there is just something super gratifying about doing something amazing or super hard and getting that pop at the end!! most achievements suck I wish most were harder!
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LFC Bywater 4 years ago
Bet that s.t.a.r.s lab one was one of the satisfying ones.
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Pyroloveridge 4 years ago
I mean how can it be called an achievement if its easy to get?
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Pyroloveridge 4 years ago
oh yeah one of my best I think! some of those missions were solid
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Loli-Nox-Tan 4 years ago
If you want hard Achievements, play Fight Night Round 4. A few of them require you to be the best in the world
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Pyroloveridge 4 years ago
ha ha yeah it is still about 6th on the hardest list, I hate boxing though so I'll give it a miss.
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DynamiteWhyte 4 years ago
I checked on my PSNProfile and only like 15 people had platinumed Injustice, and I understand why. Takes long enough getting through S.T.A.R.S before having to 3 star them all!
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Beazi 4 years ago
Square Enix all day long!
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Pyroloveridge 4 years ago
Yeah its 13 on the Xbox, always best to discount some of those though as some look a bit shady, The hardest on it is "Ultimate Battler" which requires you to finish all the battle types. I can't finish Survivor, The Max, and Impossible yet but I'll keep trying!
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JoeToots 4 years ago
i find achievements hard :L i have just recently become really bad at games like i mean im struggling to even do bioshock infinite on medium! and i get beat every game of fifa! its not looking good for me and games
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DynamiteWhyte 4 years ago
What do you have to do to finish Survivor/TheMax/Impossible? I've only been online once and got a trophy for fighting once, winning and getting KOTH honours.
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DynamiteWhyte 4 years ago
Ha I can platinum trophys that don't require extensive playthroughs and the trophys aren't boring. I gave upon Far Crys plat as I didn't want to play online after the first 2 missions. I gave up on AC2's after I didn't want to collect feathers. I've completed FIFA 11/12/13 just because I play them alot, and Dante's Inferno/Infamous 2 as they were fun games worth playing through again really.
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troublemaker 4 years ago
Yeah, most of my platinums were more fun games that I wanted to keep playing than challenging ones. Although, crushing on Uncharted was a bit of a bitch.
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Pyroloveridge 4 years ago
the Battle mode in single player has these three in, survivor is ten opponents of varying difficulty on one health bar (small health bonus after a win) , The Max is ten opponents no retry on very hard diff and the impossible is beat the entire roster of characters of varying diffculties on one health bar (small after fight bonus). Not for the faint hearted!!
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Spear 25 4 years ago
It was only in the last few months that I started trying to platinum games. I don't have many and I'm not too fussed, I just wanted to have a few. I might be wrong but I've always had the impression that most people on here who have PS3's have a lot of Platinum trophies.
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troublemaker 4 years ago
I only have 24. But I don't usually go for them unless they are insanely easy, or it's a game I'm loving.
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DynamiteWhyte 4 years ago
Spear - I had 2 accounts and I have about 6. Only ones I'm going back on to get the 100%'s on through actual bit of effort will be the ME trilogy. 95% on ME2, and high on ME3, so when I buy 1 I can do them all again and get the 2 platinums before going back to 1. Games are worth the replayability.
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DynamiteWhyte 4 years ago
Pyro - I tried to do hte villian one as Batman (One of my weaker characters) just to get his trophy too, and couldn't do that without a few continues. So yes, I'd fail hard at those 3 :(
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Spear 25 4 years ago
I'm the same, that is why I couldn't bring myself to try and platinum Bioshock 2, felt like I was forcing myself to play it on my first play through. I have 9 platinum trophies at the moment all from games I've really enjoyed playing.
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troublemaker 4 years ago
A common one alot go for is terminator Salvation. It's a 6 hour plat, just finish the game n hard and you're done. Problem is, it's so shit, that I couldn't finish it! It's there I gave up playing games specifically for the plat
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DynamiteWhyte 4 years ago
One of my mates has tons, but he just plays anything like Ice Age and stuff to get them, proper trophy hunter. Where as I couldn't justify paying a price tag for games which I'd be spending plus 4 hours on to get a plat.
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Dead 4 years ago
Underwhelmed with the RE Revelations demo, it's just the same deom that came with the 3DS game Mercenaries. Looks better on the big screen and all, but they could have done a different demo.
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LFC Bywater 4 years ago
Is it available on the 360? never played it on the 3ds
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Dead 4 years ago
Yep, demo is up for all platforms, it doesn't show the game off well though.
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LFC Bywater 4 years ago
Ideal thanks, Will give it a go though, More than likely will pick up the game too so I can play it co-op with my mate.

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