June 5th 2013 5:54 am PT

Arcade: State of Decay

Content: State of Decay
Price: 1600 Microsoft Points
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Dash Text: The end is here. Life as you knew it has gone to hell after the mother of all zombie outbreaks. Now you and the few scattered survivors must band together to survive and rebuild in a 3rd-person action game set in a dynamic open world. You choose where to make your stand, designing and fortifying your home base, performing daring raids for food and ammunition, and rescuing other playable survivors with unique talents.

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  • http://twitter.com/herrkaschke Herr Kaschke

    when will it released in europe?

  • http://twitter.com/iamnovatribe NOVA

    Is this Xbox Exclusive?

    • Jorge Garza

      Yes

      • http://www.facebook.com/plunkettp Philip Plunkett

        Eh no! It will be out at a later date for the PC actually but for now, the Xbox is the only thing you can get it on.

        • Jorge Garza

          So by now, it is exclusive for Xbox, doesn´t it? I never said it was a permant exclusive.

          • TonyLN

            If someone asks me if the sky is Red — I could say yes because if I look in the right direction at the right time it is — doesn’t make my answer correct. The correct answer is, at sunrise/set the sky sometimes appears reds near the horizon.

            Your answer was vague, Phil’s answer was correct.

          • Chris Grub

            These kind of arguments make my day.

          • http://www.facebook.com/plunkettp Philip Plunkett

            Yeah it’s like when the CoD maps come out 30 days (or something like that) before the PS3. It’s timed exclusive yes but saying a definitive “Yes” it is exclusive is blatantly stupid.

            You should have said “Yes but…” but you didn’t.

          • Jorge Garza

            I didn´t because He didn´t ask, so I wasn´t lying.

          • http://www.facebook.com/plunkettp Philip Plunkett

            I didn’t say you were lying I said your answer was inadequate.

        • ryder4life22187

          Who cares if it is coming out later for the PC we are talking console exclusive.

        • Bush O Connor

          wonder how well it will do on pc if its release is around the same time as DayZ.

      • ElektroDragon

        Hence the sky high price.

    • avi

      Currently, it is, yes.

  • PenguinInATuxedo

    Sooooo depressing Ive been waiting for this game for years and because it only passed cert the day before release the Australian classification board couldn’t rate it before release so it isn’t coming out until next week.

    • Riddick Snipes

      I’m in Sydney. Just got the trial from my us account. Terrible game. Looks cheap and plays even worse. What a dog of an engine.

  • Derrick Hoard

    I bought my wife an Xbox 360 so we could play THIS game together! We get off work at 5 and cant wait to jump into the CO-OP goodness! Brand new turtle beach headsets, 3200 MS points, and a 1080P Samsung HD Monitor for her with the new Slim Xbox 360. My wife and I tackling the apocalypse together! As long as MS keeps pumping out shared experiences like this we will be with them for the long haul!

    • Nick Peck

      Ehhhh there is no coop in it according to the ign review man. It was supposed to but they said they MIGHT put it in via a patch :(

      per ign review below:
      “And while it may seem unfair to criticize a game for nonexistent features, you can’t help but daydream about the fascinating possibilities and adventures that a cooperative mode could’ve laid bare – especially when State of Decay’s creators have publicly stated that they originally planned to included it and hope (not “plan,” hope) to still add it via a post-release patch.”

      • Derrick Hoard

        No, no…please. Don’t.. Are you serious….How do I…But we’ve been planning…you don’t understand NO! This isnt true.

        • Nick Peck

          See above if you are serious, if not, whatever lol :D

          • Derrick Hoard

            we were going to play together to celebrate our anniversary…I cant express my disappointment in words right now…

          • Nick Peck

            Ahhh yes, school is out for the summer, I totally forgot about that. Enjoy the weather!

      • Jorge Garza

        OMG He is gonna be soooooo pissed!

        • Derrick Hoard

          Not pissed. I am too hurt to be pissed. The wave of sadness and deluge of despair that I now feel. I havent even told the wife…I am in disbelief. Even as I read the review of the most perfect game ill never get to share….I guess i wanted it to be co-op so bad, that I looked over the fact that it wasnt…

      • Derrick Hoard

        Is there a way I can email the developers, and maybe plead my case. I have like $2,000 in a savings.

    • ElektroDragon

      Wish my gamer life liked zombies like yours. Wife swap?

  • Nick Peck

    Man, it’s getting great reviews so far and I have been TRYING to not spend anymore money on current gen games….. grrrrrr I’ll be getting it later :p

  • xjumper

    Nothing here in germany… what happened?

    • Jorge Garza

      If you waited for so long, you can wait a couple more hours, I know I know, I´m dying to play too!

  • kingcrusher

    The thought of “next gen is coming” is not even a factor for me. If this is really good, I’ll be getting it.

    • ElektroDragon

      For THAT price?

      • Jorge Garza

        $20 bucks is not a big deal, sure it is more expensive than other games, but the game is HUUUGE, and probably a lot better than 60$ games like Colonial Marines garbage and many others.

        • Z4M0

          Have you noticed retail pricetags drop almost on weekly basis ? you can get A: Colonial marines way cheaper thant its release date price… you can also get Assasins creed 3 or tomb raider at $30 (and may others -good ones-).

          Hell, even my friend got Tomb Raider days after release for $30 and I’m talking mint copies, no used stuff.

          Price reductions affecto to EVERY RETAIL title soon or later, but we all know there are 4 year old arcades that haven’t seen their price dropped yet.

          I’m not against digital market, love it indeed and have +100 titles and a lot of them were day 1 purchases not sales but there are few problems concerning digital distribution that we should face.

          To me, in general any XBLA is much worth its price than most retails but won’t go defending that business model blindly: If we are to defend something, let’s do it with all the facts on the table, not just the ones that benefit our points…

          Cheers :)

          • Jorge Garza

            Weekly basis? Ha! Where do you live? I guess USA or UK, because where I live (Mexico), AAA tittles prices stay for moooooooonths! And there are so many people on my situation. Even on USA I doubt they drop in weekly basis, sure, maybe you could get a new title cheaper in a offer or something, but not weekly basis.

            And right, you can get Tomb Raider, Hitman or other cool games for $30, but we are talking about realease date prices.

          • Z4M0

            keep guessing cause where i live we didn’t had (local) inside xbox (if any) while Mexico users did.

            Also, how can you say it’s defo not weekly basis ? while you doen’t live here you can tell, so stick to facts. Or do you want me to personally PM you via gamertag with a pic everyweek (raise eyebrow).

            Actually thru my point, the cost is no cheaper but the same if we compare at launch day, cause as I did mention $20 is a third of a retail game price at release date, and arcades, generally speaking offer a third of what you can expect from a retail, even in file weight. You won’t convince me here… and BTW if you are to compare the cream of the crop arcade wise with Vampire Rain at release date… well to me it’s not a valid comparaision :D

            De todos modos, gracias por comentar!

          • Jorge Garza

            De hecho, cuando hablé de México (porque es lo que conozco) te aseguré que los precios se quedan por meses, pero hablando de USA dije “Even on USA, I doubt…” keyword “doubt”.

            ¿Por qué dices que es el mismo costo? No tiene nada que ver, porque los juegos Arcade no son 1/3 de los Retail ¿Quién puso ésa medida? Compara por favor un juego retail como TWD Survival Instinct (que lo tengo, GT jagg857 por si quieres revisar), a un Arcade como State of Decay. ¿Cuántas horas de juego te podría dar TWD? ¿Cuántas SOD? Como ya te he dicho, aquí no se trata de contenido o peso de archivos, sino de horas de juego DIVERTIDAS.

      • kingcrusher

        I honestly have no problem with $20 downloadable games that offer some good content for my money. It’s when these $15 dollar games come out that offer about 10 minutes of play time that I get upset.

        This looks good. Gonna spend some time with the demo and see if it warrants a full purchase. Hopefully it does. I need something to tide me over until all the fun happens next week.

        • usrev

          bulletstorm comes to mind, $60 game, 6 hours of fun. freaking terrible.

          • Z4M0

            got it at $5 brand new a while (I really mean it) ago… worth the money.

  • ElektroDragon

    1600 just because its a zombie game. Nice try, but NOPE!

    • ryder4life22187

      Then don’t buy it problem solved. It wasn’t outrageous price for me. If you got the MSP points deal they had a little bit ago you would have wound up getting it for free like I just did.

    • ElektroDragon

      I see the Wiki was quickly changed after my complaint. Sorry to pee in your porridge. I’m going to try to demo and see gives them the gall to charge $5 more than usual for yet another zombie game. The $20 price point should never have been created for any downloadable game. Games max out at $15 on PSN. There are standards. Like you don’t charge $75 instead of $60 for a AAA retail game just because you think your game is better, or because you worked harder on it, etc.

      • Bush O Connor

        game is a bit like WarZ without the co-op aspect.

        • ReadTheArticlePlz

          And the devs said they originally planned for co-op and are still hoping to implement it by patch later. However it’s not guaranteed in any way so don’t buy it expecting that.

          • usrev

            so basically don’t buy until co-op is added,

          • Bush O Connor

            after playing it for a few hours, it is built for co-op. i hope they patch it in.

      • Nick Peck

        If there aren’t standards, we would be paying $80+ per game like ALL of the dev’s want right now. Be thankful they will get some money back off of used game sales to keep brand new game prices the same for this gen.

        Also, $20 isn’t a lot of money for a really good game. If you don’t like the price, don’t buy it and don’t come her complaining about it. Seriously.

        • ReadTheArticlePlz

          I agree, look at Minecraft. I happily paid 20 bucks for it on the xbox (and that was after buying it on the pc) and have more than gotten my money’s worth. I’ve watched reviews and read about this game and I have no doubt this game will be worth every penny. I cant tell you for sure until tonight as I just bought my xbl points card at lunch to buy it. And like somebody else said I’ve paid a lot more for games that turned out to be absolute trash. 20 bucks can be written off by making your lunch instead of buying it for 3 days. And that’s eating at fast food. If you are more of a sit-down type person 1.5-2 days.

        • Superman64

          People can come here and express their opinion whether you like it or not.

        • ElektroDragon

          If I don’t come here complaining about it, every game I want will start to be priced at $20. So go crawl back under the rock you came from.

          • Does Not Equal

            You can’t think complaining here about the prices of downloadable games makes a difference. All of those decisions happen in a venue far removed from the public face of Microsoft’s blog.

          • ElektroDragon

            Yeah I bet you think voting doesn’t make a difference either.

          • Does Not Equal

            You mean that thing where you’re asked to choose from a set of options toward deciding something? Yeah, that’s got structure. This is an internet blog with comments.

      • Roland D42

        So a developer releases a game to get funding and feedback for their next game? Shocker. That is how this industry works, especially if you want to do something like an MMO.

        Like someone else said: If this was a retail disc for 20$ or even 30$, half of the people who complain right now would praise it for being cheap.

        The lines between retail and download are blurring every day. My favourite games of last year were “Downloadable” titles I would have happily bought as retail discs. You just can’t compare the $5 games from the start of the generation to most of the XBLA and PSN games you get now.

        I wish people would stop to generalize this stuff (“Oh, it is downloadable, so it can’t be more the xx$.”) and start to look at each offering individually.

  • Bush O Connor

    i went halfs on this with my brother, used my account paid for it on his xbox. the price is way to steep for an XBLA game…he was going to buy it either way

  • Jorge Garza

    Wow, people bitching for the 20$ price tag just because it is an XBLA game. Come on people, 20$ for a huge game that might be a LOT BETTER than maaaany 60$ garbage games. For example: Aliens: Colonial Marines, TWD: Survival Instinct, Resident Evil 6 (not thaaaat bad, but still), MLB 2k13 (exactly the same as 2k12) and many others.

    Bitching for a 20$ price tag just because it is a XBLA is not fair, because this game might be better than a lot of 60$ retail games.

    • Nick Peck

      People of the newer generations expect everything for free or think that everyone owes them something. Why should they have to pay for games??? Not even worth typing about it anymore, most people are idiots these days. $20 is NOTHING for a good game, if that’s to much money, find a new hobby ya know?

      • Jorge Garza

        It is not about the price, because I bet that if games were 2$ bucks, some people still complain because people like free things. I mean, We all like free things, but guess what, anything is free in this life.

        • Socal71

          Are you reading the comments, it is about the money. It’s always about the money for the entitlement gamer. Nick Peck hit the nail on the head. Entitlement gamers, no matter what you do for them they will always whine and complain. It’s what they do. This game is worth every penny. It’s one of the best zombie games out there on any system.

          • Jorge Garza

            Maybe I choose my words wrong, what I meant is “It´s not about the $20 bucks, some people will still complain even if the game is 2$”.

          • usrev

            why spend $20 on an arcade game i’l play for 3 days when I can buy skyrim legendary for $60 and play it for 60 days? it’s not entitled gamers it’s people aren’t being stupid anymore. I love how every argument from fanboys is “your not entitled to blah blah blah” no, i’m just not dumb enough to spend $20 on something not worth $20.

            I’m not saying it’s a bad game now, but the game is severely lacking in some aspects and it makes me wonder wtf happened. no co-op is a huge negative for example. now comparing this to some of my past retail game purchases (prototype 2 new for $5, god of war ascension for $25, halo 4 $20) It’s hard to say this is worth the price.

        • TheDahaka

          For me it’s not about the price on its own. Its whether the game provides value at that price point. There are some Arcade games id pay almost retail for, while others arent even worth 400 points IMHO.

          • Jorge Garza

            That´s what I have been saying. Totally agree.

      • Guerrero Ultimo

        I do not expect things for free. I am planning on getting this game today if the trial proves worthy.
        That said, the industry may be setting itself up for a problem. So many sales (I love sales and not complaining) that more and more people wait for the inevitable sale that happens fairly soon after release now.
        And I have read so many times in the last 2 years that the future of gaming is free to play. I have played a few decent free to play games that I would have paid for. But, they were free and so they did not receive any money. I know several people who, like me, spend big on gaming. Some have been trying this free-to-play route and waiting for sales to see how much they would save. And they have saved a lot of $ already. I thought I read somewhere that the games industry was down right now a little. Could be something that is having an effect.

        • Z4M0

          Ahh, sales… it’s called competition :)

          Publishers can’t sep up their desired pricetag and wait there resting on one’s laurels so the game itselft becomes the king of the hill…

          Your’s might be good nut others’ stuff could be also, but cheaper!

          Valid point you got. I know people that saved even on release date by holding a couple of weeks (skulls of the shogun anyone? -i.e.) not to say, sales.

      • Nate Welles

        Some people look for bargains, just like any other hobby or in any other form of absolutely anything. Learn 2 consumer… Idiot.
        The no co-op thing is a big turn off for most people.

      • http://www.cheapassgamer.com/forums/blog.php?u=324759 Tylerh1701

        Get off my lawn you newer generation people!!!!

    • TonyLN

      The people complaining want 1/8 of the game for $10 — then they want to buy the other 7 parts as DLC at $5… Because they think it is cheaper that way.

      • usrev

        the people complaining don’t want any paid dlc ever.

    • usrev

      $20 for a decent arcade game doesn’t mean you should compare it to a garbage $60 game.

      I played the trial. it was fun but wasn’t amazing. even though I was looking forward to the game since it was announced I think i’m gonna pass.

    • TheDahaka

      I have no problem with a 1600 point game that provides that level of value. Will need to try the demo.

    • Z4M0

      Do you dare to generalyze so badly ? just for the record, you made a distinction between $20 games and $60 games… well have you noticed the price escalation XBLA have suffered in the last years?

      Sure, quality standards have risen up, but also file weight did. What does this means, then ? Now a XBL (the “AAA ones” to say in some way) title weights 1/3 of a retail game (2gB against 6Gb) and costs 1/3 of a retail game ($20 against $60) and quality is getting close but not there yet.

      Can’t really anyone see it ? not to be dramatical, just stick to facts…. XBLA games will become retail games that never had phisical distribution to begin with.

      It all started at $5 worth titles in the vein of “track and field” and now sure is “better” but also more expensive, occupies more space, etc. wich isn’t bad for itself but is blurring the line between digital and phisical distribution.

      I want my arcades simple, that’s it. And don’t want them to be retail’s counterparts in digital terms.

      With that I can’t clearly difference between $20 and $60 games as $20 ones aren’t theorically that cheaper, but a fraction of what a $60 game is.

      So people actually MIGHT be complaining also about that price scalation and not want to support it instead of just considering all crybabies!

      • Jorge Garza

        File weight doesn´t matter!!! Who cares about the weight?? I will give a clear example. “Limbo” is 117.40 mb and it is an AWESOME game.

        Who cares about games weight? You may say, “People who doesn´t have HDD” but that´s another topic.

        • Z4M0

          it all reduces to “it’s another topic” on every answer ? well… often (dare you say terraria!) file size is translated into game content. Journey on PS3 is awesome too and yet it lasts a blink.

          Same happens to LIMBO. 117 Mb = 2 hours of gameplay with low replayability. I’m sure there are retails 3 times its price that last three times that amount of hours, and are also quality titles.

          Sorry for being like that, but your analogy doesn’t work for me plus I’ve not read a thing about price scalation wich was my main point.

          Anyway, I have no interest on keeping a discuss on this. Thanks for replying tho. Cheers :)

          • Jorge Garza

            Es que no tiene nada que ver una cosa con la otra.

            El peso de los juegos no tiene absolutamente nada que ver, y en ningún momento es sinónimo de CALIDAD. Limbo, claro, dura 2 ó 3 horas de CALIDAD por 1,200 MSP. Yo prefiero ésas 2 ó 3 horas de calidad por 15$ a pagar 60$ por un fiasco de juego que tal vez me de un poco más de horas de juego, pero no de la misma calidad.

            A ver, otro ejemplo, Trails Evolution, 1,200 Microsoft Points, algo más de 1gb de peso. Compáralo con GTA IV si quieres, te puedo decir que he jugado más horas al Trials que al GTA IV (GT jagg857 por si gustas revisar) y me costó menos de una tercera parte.

            Lo del HDD que es otro tema, pues por supuesto que es otro tema porque eso varía con la situación de cada quién.

            Estoy de acuerdo que los precios han subido, y como bien lo mencionas, la calidad también. Lo que no estoy de acuerdo es que enfatices que entre más peso más calidad, y tampoco que un Arcade es un tercio de un retail.

            Saludos.

  • Bush O Connor

    i just had to look that game up, it got a rating of 10/10. either a back hander or the game is a beast.

    • Jaffa Cake King

      Just looked at the reviews for that. It’s the first PS3 game that i will be buying in a long time. Looks amazing.

      • Socal71

        That it does.

    • usrev

      it got 10′s from almost every website. I think uncharted was over rated to hell, and the demo for last of us was OK but nothing amazing but might pick it up anyway.

  • Does Not Equal

    Yes, State of Decay.

  • Jorge Garza

    Time to read other blogs too! ;)

  • Jaffa Cake King

    Would people be complaining if this was released on retail disc for $20?

    Personally i don’t mind paying that if the game is worth it. You need to look past the XBLA logo.

  • Socal71

    Looks like ITS time for you to grow up and move out of your parents basement… er, I mean trailer.

  • Steve

    Can you play co-op?

    • Jaffa Cake King

      No.

    • Michael Burden

      Not yet at least. The Devs had planned on it initially and they “hope” they will be able to add it in later as a patch or DLC. But for now the answer is no.

  • John

    Whatever you do MS with your eSRAM yield problems. DO NOT DOWNCLOCK THE XBOX ONE eSRAM or the iGPU!
    Take the financial hit on the wafer yields until the process has matured. Please, it is for your own good! All consoles are sold at a loss at first, but downgrading your system will cause many more problems down the road, unless you are really commited to the 5 year lifecycle publishers are pushing for.

    • dibils

      god why do people go on neogaf, its the most pathetic forum on the internet

      • John

        Agreed, it’s just as bad as N4G. I got it from another source.

      • ElektroDragon

        Let me educate you. Wikipedia entry on NeoGAF: “Many developers and publishers have said the site has a substantial impact on the industry, and many use it to get user feedback on their games.”

        That’s why. Also their rumors are very often spot on.

        • dibils

          i dont get it, why does that make them reliable? Developers and publishers visit MANY forums, especially their own ones

          also quoting wikipedia? its probably entries made by the forum users lol

          • PSN_IS_GARBAGE

            In elektrodragon’s defense, he’s right. I just saw a documentary all about NeoGaf in one of our xbox gaming apps.. I can’t remember if it was Machima, Revision3, Gamespot, IGN or Gametrailers though.

            According to the doc, NeoGaf is where most of the industry relevant people go to for feedback on games as well as trends. They also said it takes a long time to be accepted there so most people are mature and don’t want to burn their bridges with them.

            Believe me when I heard that a typical gaming forum was actually relevant to the industry I didin’t believe it either but according the the doc and a few searches on the net, they are.

          • dibils

            mature? lmao just read a few thread then come back here and say it with a straight face

          • dibils

            here is a little recap of yesterday:

            at first neogaf posted forza was 60fps…. all the comments were negative goin “well xbox cant do 1080p AHHAH” “this proves the drawbacks”

            then they announce 1080p.. comments are “well it must not be native” “it must be done by cloud”

            now 1080p native is official.. comments are “well it doesnt take much to achieve this” “its not hard to do”

            LOL worst forum on the internet

      • disqus_vkwyaBuO48

        it may be pathetic but its the most widley used by the gaming indrustry as a whole.

        • dibils

          readings some posts on that forum, that makes me extremely sad. but as COD proved, most popular does not mean the best… its actually the opposite

          • disqus_vkwyaBuO48

            i agree, im not registered on that site but i do read the threads and links provided.

    • TonyLN

      The rumors wont be true. The One uses the same chipset as the PS4 does – The chip is built for laptops and specifically to run cool. The PS4 version will also run hotter than the One’s does. I’m sure MS can come up with a cooling system that is almost as good as Sony’s

      • usrev

        no they don’t you are just making stuff up now. the reported problem with the x1 chip is the edram on die, which the ps4 doesn’t have.

        • TonyLN

          No, your just making stuff up without actually knowing what you are talking about.

          Microsoft has not actually announced what the clock speed the One is going to run at. So how can anyone claim it’s going to be underclocked?

          Furthermore, the CPU/GPU is not a Microsoft design, it’s an AMD design and is based off of Jaguar – a low-TDP design:

          www techpowerup com/180394/amd-jaguar-micro-architecture-takes-the-fight-to-atom-with-avx-sse4-quad-core.html

          [AMD unveiled its next-generation "Jaguar" low-power CPU micro-architecture for APUs in the 5W - 25W TDP range, targeting everything from tablets to entry-level notebooks, and nettops.]

          Even if the XB1′s core is much faster, that TDP is probably still going to be much lower than even the latest 360 models.

          Now, the PS4 is going to use the same Jaguar architecture, just more beefed up. This rumour basically boils down to stating that Microsoft can’t produce cooling half as effective as Sony can.

          • xjumper

            We know the clock speeds… thanks to vgleakz

          • ElektroDragon

            Wrong. It’s not the same. PS4 uses 1/3rd more GPU shaders attached directly to 8GB GDDR5. X1 uses 1/3rd less GPU shaders attached to 8GB DDR3 with a few MB of eSRAM in the middle to take away the performance hit. Personally, any “Move engines” won’t be using GPU shaders, that’s silly. They’ll be using the Jaguar cores. And the Move shaders are offset by the overhead of the always on Kinect SO… net effect is that PS4 still has 1/3rd more GPU shaders for faster FPS at higher resolution (i.e. true 1080p rendering not upscaled BS like on current gen).

          • TonyLN

            So, you agree with me that the PS4′s Jaguar processor will be using more power and producing more heat — Also, the Kinect has it’s own processor, so nothing from the One will need to be used.

          • ElektroDragon

            Of course the PS4 will be using more power and producing more heat. But the result is a MORE POWERFUL SYSTEM.

          • Orlɛanž

            No, MS just doesn’t know sh8t about hardware. They suck at it.

          • Guest

            Blitters can be used for anything, so your statement isn’t accurate there at all. They are 4 complete co-processors (as also shown in the leaked MS document quite a while ago), much like the 7 SPE’s in the Cell and they are VERY powerful.
            It’s very clear you have no understanding of system architecture an just blabbing after the wannabe know-it-all fools at NeoGAF, but considering your post history, you’re nothing but a troll.
            MS didn’t change anything after February 20th because it wasn’t necessary. The system can come by the PS4 on its own now, albeit with a more complicated architecture. Downclocking it however will make that parity much less.

          • beardyman3218

            The gddr5 ram in the ps4 will produce an insane amount of heat on the graphics card as the graphics card is pushing out graphics and processing ram at the same time, we could see a role reversal in the day one hardware failures unless sony address this with the box design.

          • ElektroDragon

            I took microarchitecure courses in college as part of my CS degree and wrote a college thesis on SIMD instruction sets in CPUs. So I do know what I’m talking about.

    • Orlɛanž

      it’s not a rumor anymore. Buttock on a train confirmed it, and yes, when Buttock confirms something, it is confirmed as FACT.

    • PSN_IS_GARBAGE

      Wish I understood a damn word you were talking about.

    • beardyman3218

      I tried to understand, i really did but…. i couldn’t.

      • Orlɛanž

        Xbone is having yield problems. That means MS is not producing enough good chips. For every 500 Xbones produced, only 100 make it out the factory and into retail. So MS will be downgrading the GPU, producing inferior graphics quality. There will be major RRODs, and the console won’t even last 3 years on the market.

        • beardyman3218

          were is the evidence for this? please give a reputable source.

  • Orlɛanž

    “Microsoft has cancelled its E3 post-press conference roundtable w/ the media.”

    Hey Nelson, you straight up lied, playa. Where are does ‘answers’ you promised, dawg? lol

    I really don’t like liars.

    • Does Not Equal

      I hope there aren’t any liars in State of Decay.

    • TheDahaka

      That’s not a good sign at all. They should be pumped to have a media round table to spread the word on their latest and greatest product (that they should be proud of). Looks like they are either not ready to or dont plan to dispell any of the negative “rumours” :(

  • Bry

    “Xbox: play The Last of Us.”

    • Does Not Equal

      You said that five hours ago.

      • Bry

        Why are you defending this game so much? You must work for Undead Labs. Go away!

        • Does Not Equal

          I’m not defending anything. I’m trying to figure out why you keep posting a dialogue about you trying to get your 360 to play a PS3 game.

          • Bennijin

            Probably trying to have a humourous dig at the 360′s lack of worthwhile retail AAA exclusives.
            And failing.

          • Bry

            You can’t deny the truth, no matter hard you try. Are you gonna defend “always on” too?

        • Aaron Griffin

          Why are you trolling this game so much? You must honestly have nothing to do with your time. Go away!

        • beardyman3218

          do you work for naughty dog then?

    • TheDahaka

      I will be buying The Last of Us on day one, but I will also be trying the demo of this and maybe even buying if it’s worth it :-)

    • boe2

      “Bry, Go home.”

  • disqus_2ES4Z9wYOl

    i played the trial and its awesome i especially love running zombies over with cars but after running down a few dozen dead brains my car started smoking and mysteriously all the doors on my car glitch-ed away and all i did was drive into a gate trigger zone with mara and some guy

  • Morgon Britton

    Tried the demo of this game and have to admit i really like it. I know that $20 will be worth this game.

  • disqus_vkwyaBuO48

    are the new rumors true about Microsoft not going to do a roundtable discussion after E3 showing? is their going to be some kind of bad news dropped on us during the event?

    • Morgon Britton

      I’m pretty sure they are to discus on how it went. Also, I haven’t seen this rumor.

      • disqus_vkwyaBuO48

        that’s why im asking if the rumors are true, i seen it on GAF and wanted to ask the question here to see what people have heard.

        http://www neogaf com/forum/showthread.php?t=577241

        • Morgon Britton

          I haven’t even heard that rumor and I am always looking to see what comes up. So honestly I don’t think so

    • Xhawk27

      Another rumor. I hope they stop soon!

    • beardyman3218

      the rumour mill keeps on turning, we will know more at e3, these rumours arent helping anyone.

  • LarZen

    Kinda muddy graphics and the AI on the zombies are almost non existing. Other then that I enjoyed the demo.

    • disqus_2ES4Z9wYOl

      i disagree SOD does not have muddy graphics. Minecraft has muddy graphics

      • JoeGrahamcracker

        I disagree with you. Minecraft has clean retro graphics and State of Decay has muddy graphics.

  • JoeGrahamcracker

    The combat is a little too repetitive, graphics are muddy, and looks a little more arcade-style than I was hoping, but I already knew that. 1600msp is a little too steep only because I think alot of people will not go for a $20 xbla game. I did enjoy the demo and it’s the closest thing to DayZ on 360. I’ll probably buy it next week.

  • ElektroDragon

    I figured out why its so expensive. The devs are using the profits to fund their MMO project based on the same game world.

    • JoeGrahamcracker

      Dead Island was more of an action game and I was pissed because they lied about local co-op on the back of the cover. The only game I’ve ever gotten a refund on for false advertising.

      • Lycan

        They didn’t lie they said they would add co-op in as a DLC if the game was succesful

        • JoeGrahamcracker

          I’m talking about Dead Island broseph.

          • Lycan

            My bad wait? I thought dead Island was coop or is only riptide coop?

          • Roland D42

            It was, but only online. Joe was talking about local co-op.

          • Lycan

            Oh thanks for telling me and God bless

    • ElektroDragon

      10 downvotes. OK, so no one noticed the choppiness and stuttering, the shimmering textures? Oh boy.

  • Guest

    Microsoft must have funded this game…. it completely sucks.

    • Bry

      It’s okay, Sony’s The Last of Us will save you from gaming suckiness.
      10 out of 10′s across the board!!!

      • Michael Burden

        You obviously didn’t see the Gamespot review – 8.0. So much for “across the board”.

        • Roland D42

          Or the Polygon review – 7.5

    • Bush O Connor

      best open world Zombie game ive played since Dead Rising, much much much better than DayZ or WarZ. it has missions and every house is worth going into.

      only its missing multiplayer.

    • beardyman3218

      Microsoft have funded some of the best games this generation and stick their neck out for games, alan wake to name just one, a concept that hadn’t been done before yet MS risked it and it was a fantastic game. it may not of sold well but without MS we wouldn’t have had alan wake.

  • Xhawk27

    IGN gave it a 8.9 haters!

  • consumedesign

    Add the co-op and it’s an easy buy for me.

  • Eraser74

    Release the damn game in germany already!!

    • Roland D42

      The developer adressed this on their forum. They expected it to be released, but they forgot a rating certificate in the build they send to MS. Without this, it is not allowed to be sold here in Germany.

      They have built a new version, it should be up soon (quote: “worst case middle of next week”).

    • ElektroDragon

      It’s “too violent” for your government. Vote in a less censoring government first.

      • Roland D42

        No, it’s not, see my posts. And the german ratings board has become pretty liberal over the last few years (Gears 3, DS2&3 are a few examples).

  • xPutNameHerex

    Microsoft didn’t forget about you. The Australian Ratings board is being very slow about assigning the game a rating, and it can’t be released there until a rating is assigned. You’d currently be having the same issue on Microsoft’s, Nintendo’s, Sony’s, or even your own PC systems.

  • Z4M0

    I’ve seen (and get to know) people far younger than me, on their 20′s succeding in life, by sheer talent and hard work while I’m still an average joe trying not being so grumpy.

    I do agree with the me generation thing in general but have to disagree where
    people assume everyone born after them is me gen pleople. Like if it was
    “people under 40 is like…”

    Sorry to break the bubble, but that’s part of the me problem too, the self entitled thing and the go rant to internet thing. Just saying :)

    Didn’t know that TIMES’s article, thanks for the heads up.

    • PSN_IS_GARBAGE

      Yeah there are always exceptions to every rule my friend. Not every young person is like this as this is just a general generalization.
      I got done reading the Time’s article just yesterday and it was a very interesting read.

  • Mainer

    I enjoyed the demo enough to buy the game. I just wish that this game had the option to turn off vulgar language.

    • Eraser74

      LOL….just LOL.

    • kingcrusher

      Today’s society doesn’t understand that. They say “Well, it’s got the violence, which is worse than the swearing, so what’s your problem?” the whole attitude is all or nothing.

      I’m in total agreement with you. A prime example is the Rainbow Six Vegas games. Gameplay-wise, they are masterpieces. I love those games and still play them constantly with my brother over live (terrorist hunt just never seems to get old). But I have to have the voices off because it’s one of the most profane games around.

      I’m not understanding why they don’t do what Epic Games did with their Unreal games, and have the option to just turn off profanity. I have children constantly around, and it’s easy to shield them visually, but I can’t always plug their ears every time they are close to where I’m at. So with the Rainbow Six titles, I either have the voices on or completely off. There’s no option for anything else. And it does get tiring when ‘F-you, F’n-this, F’n that” is constantly streaming out of the game. Sad, near perfect gameplay with Jr High version of vocabulary.

      I had the same problem with Walking Dead. That one had one character’s language, “F-this and that” for EVERY character. There was no diversity in the way the characters talked (‘cept for the little girl). So again, great game, great concept, just without an intelligence when it comes to the language.

      Not, what you’ll see is a bunch of people downvote statements like this, and then they will reply with “That’s the way (insert type of character here) talks” or “You can kill people but you got something against language? LOL” And stuff like that. Like I said, it’s all extreme 100% or nothing with a lot of people.

      But a simple option that would satisfy a LOT more people and definitely increase sales would be an optional language filter (so you have a choice). Problem solved. Wish companies would see this and do it.

    • beardyman3218

      What? This game is intended for adults. Your OK with smashing skulls in with sticks and lobbing heads off with a machete but someone says the f word and your offended by it?

      • kingcrusher

        See below… hate it when I’m right.

        The big issue is that blowing a zombie away is an unrealistic event. It doesn’t exist. It’s obviously not real. In a game, you can see that it’s not real. Language is language wherever it’s used.

        I’m just going to assume that the kind of language in the games like this is just your every day talk. In your place of employment, let’s see you talk like that to your customers. Let’s see how long that “adult” life lasts before you’re on the bread line.

        There is a big difference, and again, why is it all or nothing? That is one of the problems with society today, and the way anything is justified by comparing to something else and pointing the figure going “See?”.

        All that was, and is, asked for is a filter (read below, don’t want to explain it again). It’s not like its asking to take anything away from the way you play, it’s just asking for options.

        • beardyman3218

          doesn’t matter its still a violent act against something that looks like a human being stop trying to cause problems for developers by saying violence is ok but swearing isnt, this game is for ADULTS there will be swearing in it. Based on the situations in the game i think it warrants swearing, as the situations portrayed are extreme circumstances. stop trying to censor adult games.

        • Superman64

          Your…”they’re zombies” excuse is laughable. Not to mention the fact that you bring up Rainbow Six in your other post….which doesn’t have you killing zombies at all.

          • Smitty three-tone

            But even in Rainbow Six, the characters are fake, digitized images. Profanity is what it is. When you kill a polygonal character render, you’re not really killing someone. But if you digitally say “F—” you’re really saying it, or really hearing it. I don’t want to hear it, I don’t say it. So why shouldn’t their be options for all of us? to make us all happy?

          • BADASS GAMING

            there ARE options!! play a game like mario instead

          • Superman64

            So hearing words is upsetting to you, but simulating murder is just peachy, eh? Interesting system of morals you got there.

        • BADASS GAMING

          when you go to a movie, do you ask to see the version with no profanity??

          If you don’t like profanity, check out that nifty rating system they have on games now that tells you why it’s rated like that. It’ll save you the time of writing asinine posts like this

          • Timothy Hames

            I reject going to movies if there is going to be to much cursing.

        • Timothy Hames

          I think the over sat of Cursing is a problem. I think it contri to the amount of cursing I hear out of the mouths of 12/13 year olds that are not smart enough to come up with something else to say on Xbox live.

          King something that is funny and works is if there is a language setting in the game change it to french or Spanish. Objectives still come up on the map and most of the time you can figure out what is happening

      • Smitty three-tone

        Violence on digital items can be simulated, as in faked. Profanity cannot be faked, and is degrading and painful to the ears. Deal with it.

        • beardyman3218

          i dont have to deal with it because it doesnt bother me.

        • BADASS GAMING

          lol are you serious?? must be hard for you to watch tv, go to the movies, listen to people at work, or live in real life with all that constant “pain” going on around you.

          if I misspell fuch is it still as painful??

          • Timothy Hames

            I think that people tent to use cursing as a lack of a good way to describe anything else. I dont curse and wish more games it not feel like they needed to.

            Halo 4 is a great experience and I think cursing would make it worse.

          • JoeGrahamcracker

            HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

    • ElektroDragon

      Yeah, when you launch a game and within the the first 3 seconds you get both the S and F bombs dropped, you know they went for sensationalism.

    • Mainer

      Yes, everyone in a situation that requires violence will swear. I think you’ll find that is not the case. Sure, I enjoy playing a video game that simulates some violence or tactical situations, that does not mean I shouldn’t have to option to turn of vulgarities, slurs, etc. I may be able to watch some violence since it is only a game but I don’t want to have to listen to cursing.

  • beardyman3218

    I played the trial of this and really enjoyed it but don’t know wether to spend 1600 ms points on it. If it had co-op i wouldn’t hesitate to purchase it.

    • consumedesign

      They are working on co-op and think plan to add it later on… I’m waiting myself for it to buy. By that time there will be a price drop as well I’m sure.

    • BADASS GAMING

      I heard co-op is being added. The trailers show co-op. It’s pretty fun

    • Timothy Hames

      I was trying to put a number with this and would say 8 is about right.

  • beardyman3218

    I don’t know what to be more annoyed at, the fact your mentioning a ps3 on an xbox blog for some sort of validity to buying your ps3 or the fact your shouting to play a ps3 game at an unreleased xbox.

  • Bush O Connor

    it cost 6 euro more than WarZ, its XBLA charging 400points for an extra 200 gamerscore.

  • beardyman3218

    so you wouldnt swear if someone tried to eat you?

    • Smitty three-tone

      Don’t worry, I am not asking for it to be removed completely. I wouldn’t want to alienate people like yourself who think that’s normal. As said previously, an OPTION to turn the language off would be most welcomed and desirable for those of us who, even in extreme circumstances do not resort to profanity to get our points across.

      Want to read a really good piece of work? Go read “Essay on Man” by Alexander Pope. I won’t give away anything, just in case you want to enlighten yourself a little.

      • beardyman3218

        before we know it youll be saying sex isnt normal.

        • kingcrusher

          When you get into 4th grade, they will let you take a class to show you how all that works. Don’t worry, after summer’s over you’ll get there :-)

          • beardyman3218

            that statement doesn’t make sense so im going to disregard it.

      • beardyman3218

        Read A game of thrones you would LOVE it.

    • Timothy Hames

      I have disloacted my shoulder 8 times now and snapped my ACL, I did not feel the need to curse. There are still a lot of people that feel cursing is not needed.

      • beardyman3218

        To be honest if i broke any bone in my body the last thing i would think about would be whether i swear or not, if i do happen to swear its because i cant describe what im seeing or because im in shock i doubt anyone would tell me to watch my mouth if theres a bone sticking out.

        • BADASS GAMING

          hey Barry, remember when you said I was a conspiracy theorist about microsoft collecting data? Remember when you saild you find it amusing I would think microsoft would listen to me day in and day out? Remember when you said it doesn’t even happen?

          I bet you feel like a complete moron now with this whole NSA spying and collecting microsoft data on us now, huh

          • beardyman3218

            thats nsa not MS. your still going on about this.

          • BADASS GAMING

            well they closed that thread, so I just wanted to say hi

            um microsoft has been cooperating with the NSA since 2007 to give them their data

            u have an excuse for everything don’t u

          • beardyman3218

            On known criminals and terrorists this is old new MS have said countless times they will give data to law enforcement if it involves criminals and terrorists. these are people who dont deserve rights and i believe their data should be given to law enforcement if it makes the world a safer place. stop trying to spin the story and link it too xbox one.

          • beardyman3218

            Seems like you do too, want to be friends?

  • Eddie O’Riordan

    Really liked the demo so went mad and spend the 1600 points only to found that all the work I did in the demo was gone oh well

  • Timothy Hames

    The question of if it is worth 20.00 or 1600 MS points?

    I am very much enjoying this. I know a lot of people wanted it multi-player, but sometimes a single player experience can be rewarding and this game is that. It feels like they still need a bit of polish and if this game does well they will work on a massive multi-player one next.

  • Crazy Cat

    “We’re also not going to leave you behind, Germany. You’re joining the ride soon. (And we haven’t forgotten you, Australia/New Zealand. Cross your fingers.) We don’t know exactly what the future holds, but we hope you’ll be there with us.” – taken from the publishers site in regards to record breaking.

    hopefully the wait won’t be too long for us who are missing out, what I have seen looks quite good (good things come to those who wait I guess…)

  • Jared

    FREE Fable Xbox for Gold Olny

 

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