Tony’s Take Archive
Activision Matchmaking Patent Entices Players to Buy Microtransactions | Tony’s Take
Activision was granted a patent for a matchmaking system that encourages players to buy microtransactions. On this Tony's Take, I explain what the patent does and how it tricks players into spending more money.
EA Kills Visceral Games! Goodbye Amy Hennig Star Wars Game! | Tony’s Take
EA today announced that it was shutting down Visceral Studios. In this video, I give my thoughts on the demise of Visceral Games and how I now view EA as a company.
ESRB Doesn’t See Loot Boxes as Gambling | Tony’s Take
In this Tony's Take, I give my thoughts on the ESRB saying it doesn't see loot crates as gambling. I also give my thoughts on microtransactions, and DLC in general.
Bethesda Triggers Morons With its New Wolfenstein II Ad | Tony’s Take
Over the weekend, Bethesda released a new ad for Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus. This ad has upset people of a certain political leaning and a mini-controversy has come out of it.
What’s With All the Loot Crates in Games Nowadays? | Tony’s Take
In this video, I discuss the anger that has arisen over the overabundance of loot crates. I also discuss why it is that we're seeing so many games have this form of microtransactions in them.
Xbots Outraged Over Hunting Game that Runs at 900p/30fps on Xbox One X | Tony’s Take
On this Tony's Take, I give my thoughts about Xbox fanboys being outraged that The Hunter runs at 900p/30fps on the Xbox One X.
Switch Requires SD Card for Some Games, Nintendo Fans Furious | Tony’s Take
On this Tony's Take, I give my thoughts on certain Nintendo Switch games requiring a microSD card in order to fully function.
Michael Pachter Says Don’t Believe Reports About Xbox One X Pre-Orders | Tony’s Take
On this Tony's Take, I give my thoughts on what Michael Pachter had to say about Pachter's statements about Xbox One X pre-orders. Pachter may not always be right, but in this instance, he is 100% on the money.
Digital Foundry Releases Corrected Images of Xbox One X Rise of the Tomb Raider | Tony’s Take
In this Tony's Take, I (once again) talk about the drama surrounding Rise of the Tomb Raider on Xbox One X. Digital Foundry has finally put this whole thing to bed and the fanboys are salty!
Definitive Proof Rise of the Tomb Raider on Xbox One X Doesn’t Have New Textures | Tony’s Take
On this Tony's Take, I give the final word on whether or not the Xbox One X version of Rise of the Tomb Raider has extra textures. Spoiler alert: It doesn't.
Rise of the Tomb Raider on Xbox One X DOESN’T Feature New Textures! | Tony’s Take
In this video, I show a screenshot taken by a NeoGAF user's PC that shows the Xbox One X's "extra" textures don't exist.
Crackdown 3 Delayed to 2018! This is a Terrible Year for Xbox! | Tony’s Take
The Xbox One X is set to release on November 7 of this year. One of its signature games was set to be Crackdown 3. I emphasize "was" because it is now being reported that Microsoft's exclusive title will not launch this year after all.