In last week's poll we asked you "Should MMOs limit the amount of time gamers can play them to stem pathological addiction?" Around 431 votes were cast with the lion's share going towards personal responsibility on the part of gamers.
One percent of voters (5 votes) said that limits on MMOs should be mandated by the government. Seven percent (30 votes) that developers should voluntarily added controls that limit gameplay. But a whopping 92 percent (396 votes) said that gamers should be responsible for their own actions.
Last week we asked you "Which company’s E3 press event are you most looking forward to?" and a large majority seemed apathetic about the whole thing. 389 votes were cast, with the majority (35 percent, or 137 votes) indicating that they were most interested in Sony's press conference. Twenty-five percent (or 96 votes) indicated that Nintendo's press conference at E3 next week was important, while 20 percent (79) said that you didn't care about any press conferences related to E3.
Last week after Microsoft's Xbox One press event we asked you "Are you excited for the Xbox One?" After 823 votes we have drawn the conclusion that the majority of our readers are not all that excited about Microsoft's next-generation console. Maybe it had to do with the fact that Microsoft had a hard time giving a straight answer about the console having to be always connected with the Internet, or its fee on used Xbox One games.
At 6:30 ET we'll be recording Super Podcast Action Committee Episode 53 live on Google + You can watch the show right here on GamePolitics and interact with Andrew Eisen, E. Zachary Knight, and James Fudge as they talk about the biggest news of the week.
We have a funny feeling that there will be a lot of discussion about Xbox One, the latest poll results, Linda Stender, Nintendo's plan to monetize Let's Play videos on YouTube and a whole lot more. Join us, ask us questions or leave us feedback and maybe we'll mention in it on the air!
Last week we asked you "Will there be any female presenters at the unveiling of Microsoft’s new console?" The majority of you indicated that you think that the Microsoft event tomorrow morning will be a total sausage-fest, with a large number of you expecting just one fame presenter (which is apparently one more than Sony had at its PS4 event earlier in the year). Let's jump into the numbers:
Programming note: Episode 52 of the Super Podcast Action Committee has been delayed due to some technical issues in E. Zachary Knight's neck of the woods (thanks, a bunch Mother Nature). We're working on salvaging what we can from the audio and hope to bring it to you tomorrow.
Thanks for your patience!
- SuperPAC Team
Last week we asked you to guess what Microsoft might name its next console. From five choices, a clear majority of you took the "joke" option, saying that the Next Xbox console would be called "Xbox Steve." Some of you may have thought this option referred to Microsoft's Steve Ballmer, or perhaps you thought it was an homage to the Minecraft character of the same name. Whatever the reason, 40 percent of the votes (169 votes) decided that "Xbox Steve" was the best choice.
Last week we asked you, How long did your lengthiest gaming marathon last? The results are in and of the 416 votes casts, the majority of you said that you spent 10 hours or more playing a single game.
Last week we asked you if you "have you ever stopped playing a video game on moral grounds?" The question was inspired by this story about a man who got a refund from Valve because he objected to a certain scene in the Steam version of BioShock Infinite involving a religious rite.
Last week we asked you "Should lawmakers be penalized for passing patently unconstitutional legislation?" And here are the results of that poll. Exactly 652 votes were cast, with the majority of voters saying that the cost of bad legislation should come out of lawmakers' pockets. 15 percent of votes went to giving lawmakers jail time for passing laws found not legal under the U.S. Constitution, 14 percent said they should be fired, and 13 percent think they should be voted out of office (or that people should vote against them if they don't like the laws they pass).
Back when OnLive was launched in 2010, cloud gaming was seen as a leviathan rising from the deep. On paper, the concept was not only pretty watertight, but it was a strong contender to traditional gaming models (especially the console market).
Cloud gaming was going to happen. It was just a question of logistics.
Last week we asked you how many Xbox 360 consoles have died on you? for our poll question. A lot of you were interested in weighing in on this topic, making it the most voted on poll to-date with 945 votes (thanks to everyone that voted). While 28 percent (262 votes) of the votes went to "I have never owned an Xbox 360," it was a tie between "never" (226 votes) and "only one" (228 votes). Both clocked in at 24 percent.
Last week we asked the poll question: "Do you prefer boxed copies or digital downloads of your console video games?" Some 446 votes were cast, with the majority of you saying that you preferred boxed retail copies of your console games over digital downloads. Around 74 percent - or 332 votes - went towards boxed copies, while only 26 percent - or 114 votes - chose digital downloads. Many wished that the poll had a third option that noted many people's preference for both digital and boxed retail copies of games.
We have the results from last week's poll "Should IP owners allow fan projects like the My Little Pony fighting game?" - if you didn't happen to catch them on this week's episode of the Super Podcast Action Committee.
This week 584 votes were cast on this subject - thanks to everyone who took the time to participate.
In last week's poll we asked you "How important is backwards compatibility to you?" It turns out that it is not an important factor to a majority of our readers - or at least it's not a "deal breaker." 620 people voted in last week's poll and of those 620 votes, only 32 percent (or 196 votes) said that they would not buy a new console if it didn't offer backwards compatibility.
Last week we asked you to categorize your level of excitement for the PlayStation 4 - prior to all the details coming out of Sony's two-hour long press event. Exactly 504 votes were cast, with those of you looking for more information being beat out slightly by those who didn't seem to be interested in what Sony has planned with its next-generation console.
Last week we asked our readers: "Are you planning on checking out the Esquire Network?" It looks like the majority of you either have no interest in seeing the future bastardization of G4TV, or you just don't have any idea of what the heck the Esquire Network is. In case you didn't hear, G4TV - the owners (NBC Universal) of the channel that was partially dedicated to geek culture, gaming, and technology (when it wasn't showing reruns of Cops, Cheaters, American Ninja, James Bond movies, etc.) announced that it would become known as the Esquire Network.
Last week we asked our readers the following question: "Should public libraries allow patrons to play violent video games on its computers?" Thanks to all 389 of you that voted in the poll. Of those 389 votes, 45 percent (or 176 votes) of you said "yes," video games should be allowed in public libraries, while 41 percent (or 160 votes) said that no video games should be allowed in public libraries at all.
As promised, here are the poll results from last week's poll question, "Which Video Game Publisher/Developer Practice Do You Find the Most Irksome?"
A former OnLive employee (who spoke on the condition of anonymity) described to GamePolitics the last meeting the cloud-based subscription gaming service will ever hold. Earlier in the day this source confirmed a rumor that the company had laid off its entire staff and ceased to exist as a company.
First, our source describes the meeting where employees learned that they had all been let go:
As part of Episode 5 of the Super Podcast Action Committee we sat down with Matt Conn, the founder and key organizer of GaymerCon – the first of its kind fan-focused gaming event that caterw to the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgendered (LGBT) community.
Zach Wigal from Gamers Outreach sits down with another fine game-related charity called The Beautiful People's Club to talk about their efforts to raise money in the fight against the ugliest thing on planet earth: cancer. The group has an event planned for May 19 that you can find out more about at the link above. Zach's interview with Jason Fishman and Martin Brinkley of The beautiful People's Club begins now.
As of yesterday afternoon, GamePolitics has added Shoutbox to the site.
The Shoutbox module, which resides in the right sidebar, allows registered users to post short messages. It sort of reminds me of an in-house Twitter.
We're still tweaking the implementation, so feel free to post any suggestions as shouts.