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This morning, we asked you how you feel about third-party exclusives. Sure, everyone knows that Sony, Microsoft, and Nintendo are going to publish games you can’t play elsewhere. Titanfall’s “life of the title” exclusivity caught some people off guard, though.
Here is a sample of your responses:
I think 3rd party exclusives are needed. It helps drive competition between consoles/companies. Yes gamers who can't afford all the systems may lose out on a few games, but having every game made for every platform requires a lot of work from a developer standpoint. Just like 1st party exclusives, I believe 3rd party exclusives do play a needed role. - Zachary Pligge
I think overall having exclusive 3rd party games is not something I like just because it can prevent people from playing some really good games. If a company pays for the exclusivity I can understand why developers would take the "sure" money compared to risking the game failing in the market. - Refle18
I don't really care either way, although it's a shame I won't be able to play Titanfall on my PS4. I'm sure I will have plenty of great games to play, if not even better than Titanfall. - Mike Presler
I love em if they are for the system I have. - sscroggin
Exclusives gives a console/handheld worth and special value.... Exclusives are a good thing. If someone feels jealously for not buying that console/handheld because of the exclusive they want, then that's sad. - Warrior
Third party titles make choosing between consoles easier so they're not absolutely horrible, but even with first-party exclusives, I wish I could just buy a system and play them all. - Spartacus
Sometimes I wish I had the other console for an exclusive or two, but then I realize that it is not that big of a deal and that there is still a chance I will be able to play it at some point. - Tombot7
Of course, most third-party titles are multiplatform. If you have more than one eligible platform, you have a decision to make. Where do you play most of your multi-platform games, and what factors influence your decision?
Do you enjoy all of your multiplayer gaming in one place? Do you simply hate having games with multiple discs? Do you switch up depending on which friends are playing a given title? Let us know in the comments!
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If most of my friends get a game for one console I will get it for that. Otherwise it is whichever console I ma more comfortable with. This past generation I favored the 360 during the time I had more than one console.
I always choose Xbox for my multi-platform games. I love the feel of the controller and all of my friends are on Xbox so I can party up with them to have a better online experience. I don't have any problem playing on my PlayStation 3, I'd just rather play on my Xbox 360 instead.
I buy multiplatform games for the console I have.
multi-player is "meh." there really isn't anyone trying to do anything cool that isn't just fps shooters with teamdeath match. littlebigplanet and modnation racers are good, but the ship doesn't sail too far from that.
If "multiplatform" includes PC then I would choose the PC version first. The only current-gen console I own is a PS3 so my choice for console games would be pretty straightforward.
Every since I built my own gaming machine I buy most of my games for the PC.
If it's a first-player game, that decision is up-to-grabs; whichever console version offers the most bug-free experience.
If it's multiplayer, I always go PS3 and for one reason only: all my friends are on that console.
I own a PS3, Xbox 360, and a good PC.
Which ever console has more memory at the time. Right now that's my ps3, it's 500gb and my 360 is 250gb.
I like to choose the platform where my friends are going to play. If they aren't going to play the game, I'll probably get it for PC for the controls.
I base my decision on how the controller fits the game and the achievements. I generally lean towards my Xbox, but PS wins sometimes (like with Metal Gear and final Fantasy).