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  • Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain review

  • Big-Boss 02/09/2015

    Just to confirm since Rich (the reviewer) and a few others are grumbling on here - you CAN develop a fully clothed outfit for Quiet. And it hardly covers her up "a bit" as Rich claims - she's fully clothed. Here is an image of it on the mission prep screen:

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  • Big-Boss 01/09/2015

    Well deserved and will go down as a classic. Farewell Kojima, Boss and Snake, you've earned your rest. *salutes* Reply +25
  • Metal Gear Solid 3: From Russia with love

  • Big-Boss 30/08/2015


    Noted. I've made edits to my original comment :)
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  • Big-Boss 30/08/2015

    Fantastic article and sums up pretty much why MGS3 is still the best game in the franchise. It had the perfect balance of gameplay versus cutscenes and even then not a single cutscene was boring, something both MGS2 and 4 suffered from greatly. MGS3 also has the greatest boss fight in any game ever. It's worth picking up the game for The End fight alone.

    The plot wasn't really that simple - it was definitely simpler compared to the convoluted and confusing mess that MGS2 was at times but it still had some powerful messages. Oh, and by the way Rich the PS3 retains the pressure sensitive buttons and MGS3 HD makes use of them just like in the original.

    Moving onto the big event happening on September 1st - I've had MGSV since Thursday and clocked some serious hours into it because it's such a fantastic game. But it really does not feel like an MGS game, either gameplay or story wise.

    It seems to have gone too far into the gameplay over story territory which isn't necessarily a bad thing of course, but MGS prides itself on having expansive lore and it is sorely missing here. But still, the game is so amazing to play that every single gamer should pick it up.
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  • Until Dawn review

  • Big-Boss 27/08/2015

    This crept up on me, I wasn't expecting much from it at all but it's been getting very good reviews across the board. I'll definitely be picking it up once it gets a price drop down the line. Reply +29
  • The final Metal Gear Solid trailer from Hideo Kojima

  • Big-Boss 25/08/2015

    The next week is going to crawl by :(

    Cannot wait for this.
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  • Capcom announces Resident Evil 2 remake via T-shirt

  • Big-Boss 13/08/2015

    Ooo excited! But will approach with caution. I'm not sure which style I like better though. The fan-made Resi 2 with the over-the-shoulder camera worked pretty well but then I've always preferred the tank set-up of the originals.

    Whichever option they choose, I hope they don't fuck it up and treat it like Resi 6 and turn it into an action shooter. The sales of Resi 1 HD should tell them what fans want from the franchise.
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  • MGS5: The Phantom Pain gets multiplatform image comparisons

  • Big-Boss 07/08/2015

    I'm actually very impressed with the work they've put into the last-gen versions. The main differentiators seem to be resolution and frame-rate. Credit to Kojima and his team. Reply +49
  • Konami scores Euro 2016 license for PES

  • Big-Boss 05/08/2015

    My guess is it'll likely be DLC and released just before the tournament starts. Can't see Konami rinsing us like EA and releasing a separate full priced product. Hopefully the PL see sense and will stop giving EA exclusive rights once their deal expires in the next few years. That, and perhaps the Bundesliga are the only big licenses missing from PES now. Reply -3
  • 450 Halo 5 Pink Mist Edition has an actual Needler gun

  • Big-Boss 04/08/2015

    It'll be half price or less before it even launches. At this price only the millionaire footballers will be interested. Reply +2
  • DriveClub overtakes 2m sales

  • Big-Boss 03/08/2015

    Happy for them, hopefully we get a sequel. The original clearly wasn't ready for launch, which is shocking considering it was delayed for nearly a year. If a sequel does get authorised I hope they stick to what made the original (eventually) great and not succumb to the press' desire for open world, annoying announcers and a map littered with pointless "collectible" tat. Reply +24
  • Face-Off: God of War 3 Remastered

  • Big-Boss 24/07/2015


    Halo MCC is an example of a good remaster? You're joking right? A wildly fluctuating frame rate for all four games, game saves being routinely wiped as well as broken matchmaking for nearly six months - that doesn't come anywhere near close to being a good remaster in my book.
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  • Big-Boss 24/07/2015


    Did you even read the face-off? Or watch any of the videos? This is one of the highest quality remasters released so far.
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  • Rise of the Tomb Raider hits PS4 "holiday 2016"

  • Big-Boss 23/07/2015

    Considering Uncharted 4 is out early 2016 it would have been slaughtered in sales, so releasing it around the holiday period on PS4 makes sense. I can wait :) Reply +28
  • Watch nearly an hour of Assassin's Creed Syndicate

  • Big-Boss 18/07/2015


    So you're asking Ubisoft to give the franchise a couple of years break yet admit you'll end up buying this year's entry anyway. With that kind of thinking why would Ubisoft stop milking the cow? You can't ask for change when you're encouraging repetition.
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  • Inside Shanghai's hardcore gaming heartbeat

  • Big-Boss 12/07/2015

    What a brilliant article, easily the best read I've had on EG in months. Reminded me of the arcade centre I had just around the corner from me. I was only 11 back then but it was a dream as a kid to go there and spend my weekend pocket money on game after game. It later closed around the start of the PS2 era and became an art gallery - which eventually shut down as well.

    Everytime I walk past those rusted shutters I always smile to myself. It makes me both happy and sad. Happy because of just how amazing the arcade scene was back in the day, and sad because I know there'll never be anything like it again. For that reason alone I hope this Chinese arcade lasts as long as possible and when the time comes for the lights to go out permanently, I hope it goes out in a flurry of bullets and record breaking scores.
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  • Batman: Arkham Knight Batgirl DLC dated, priced

  • Big-Boss 04/07/2015

    I'd like to add my voice to those praising Arkham Origins. It was the weakest of a strong Batman franchise but by no means a bad game. If it was the first game released in the franchise it probably would have scored a lot of 9s and 10s everywhere. Troy Baker was so exceptional as the Joker that I had to double check it wasn't Mark Hamil. Batman himself didn't sound so bad either although Kevin Convoy is still the best.

    So yeah, even though I won't be buying this DLC I think WB Montreal deserve some credit. They created a very good origin story to the Batman franchise and even though I never played it I read and heard good things about the Cold, cold heart DLC. This Batgirl DLC should be to a similar level too.
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  • Video: The Final Fantasy VII scenes that probably won't reach the remake

  • Big-Boss 03/07/2015

    The way I look at it, if the whole game isn't carried over then it isn't a remake and the game will lose something. If it was in the original it has to be in the remake. They can add to it as long as it doesn't fundamentally change the game but taking away what was already part of the story will sour the experience. The optional sidequests and silliness were part of the charm that made the original so legendary.

    It's a pretty dark and adult story outside of some of the comedic moments which is why the game is as great as it is. The story is fictional and I have never read a single article complaining about any controversy. The remake should be allowed to have the same kind of freedom. The world is getting too politically correct - let them piss off a few non gaming elitists if they have to.
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  • Destiny: The Taken King director defends 40 expansion price tag

  • Big-Boss 22/06/2015

    I'm not trying to defend Bungie here but I feel the pricing is handled by Activision and Bungie are taking the heat for it. Bungie never ripped their customers off on the Halo DLC so they can't suddenly just turn to bellends as soon as they make a new game.

    That's just my opinion but I feel Activision are behind this ludicrous pricing model. It was the main reason I sold Destiny after two months because I refused to pay the asking price for extra content. Fans are right to be outraged at newer players getting such a huge discount too. It's a kick in the balls.
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  • Evolve is getting a second Season Pass next week

  • Big-Boss 18/06/2015

    Two season passes for one game?! Just when I thought DLC couldn't get any more shameless. Reply +13
  • Digital Foundry: Hands-on with the Gears of War Ultimate Beta

  • Big-Boss 17/06/2015

    My god that video brought back some fond memories. I can't believe it's been eight and a half years since the original Gears of War convinced me to pick up a 360. How ironic that it's a prettier version of the exact same game that's tempting me to buy an Xbone. Reply +13
  • PS4 port of PC Final Fantasy 7 delayed to winter 2015

  • Big-Boss 16/06/2015


    I agree. Surely PS1 emulation should be quite easy? They've managed it on every single PlayStation console since the original, including two handhelds. It should have happened by now if it was going to happen.
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  • Sony's E3 conference: an artful blend of nostalgia and big business

  • Big-Boss 16/06/2015

    MS has a far better 2015 and Sony has a far better 2016. There's a reason why Sony are releasing SEVEN remasters this year. Apart from Bloodborne and maybe Until Dawn they've had a pretty weak 2015. Reply +1
  • Final Fantasy 7 Remake is real

  • Big-Boss 16/06/2015


    And? Whilst timed exclusivity is bullshit the other two I mentioned are full exclusives and interest me greatly.
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  • Big-Boss 16/06/2015

    Sony just won E3. FF7 is my favourite game of all time. Coupled with The Last Guardian and the potential of Horizon: Zero Dawn they've knocked it out of the park. Reply +4
  • Sounds like Dishonored 2 is being announced tomorrow

  • Big-Boss 14/06/2015

    They might as well cancel E3. If there's anything worthy still left to reveal I'd be very surprised. Reply +21
  • Resident Evil Zero remake gets a debut trailer

  • Big-Boss 08/06/2015

    I suspect Capcom will remaster the majority of their back catalogue after confirming that it'll be their main focus over the next few years. Expect ports of RE4, 5 and 6 to follow with minimum improvements. Why they don't put the effort in to get these ancient remasters to run at 60fps I don't know. Reply 0
  • PlayStation Store reveals Uncharted: The Nathan Drake Collection

  • Big-Boss 04/06/2015

    Happy with Bluepoint, they are one of the best port teams out there. Hopefully it's a locked 60fps which shouldn't be hard to achieve if they put the effort in and don't rush anything. I am a bit disappointed though that they aren't including Golden Abyss in the package. There must be millions of fans out there that didn't buy a Vita and never got to play what was a very accomplished Uncharted title. It still looks outstanding for a portable game.

    I'm also disappointed that they haven't included the multi-player for at least one of them. Uncharted 2s multi-player was my favourite so it would have been a very nice bonus. Still, I haven't played an Uncharted game for over three years since Golden Abyss so it'll be nice to blast through them again. I'm especially looking forward to Uncharted 2 as it was in my top five games of last-gen.

    On a final note, and I know its irrelevant, but considering the huge sizes of all three titles will they fit on a single Blu-Ray? I suspect they may go the multi-disc route which is uncommon but as long as it doesn't compromise the quality of the games I've no problem with it. Oh, and pre-order bonuses for a collection of remasters? Really?
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  • Gran Turismo 6 is about to get this year's most exciting race car

  • Big-Boss 01/06/2015


    Oh i have played GT5 & 6 for many many hours.
    Why? Didn't you just say that:

    Just a shame the gameplay/racing is non existent!
    So you spent many, many hours playing a game that, in your words, had non-existent gameplay? Riiiiiiiiight :rolleyes:

    Oh and just for one final brain-fart:

    NFS: Rivals is not a racer
    Oh deary me :lol:
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  • Big-Boss 01/06/2015


    Gameplay is non-existent? A clueless comment made by someone who clearly hasn't played the game. The PS4 also has three amazing racers on it - DriveClub, Project CARS and NFS: Rivals. But this article is about a PS3 game so what's your point?
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  • Big-Boss 01/06/2015


    Agreed. I sold GT6 nearly a year ago after extensive play but the patching system is a nightmare. Not only does it download and install via PSN, but when you boot the game up the patches are then reconfigured by the game and have to be installed a second time. It's utterly ridiculous.

    If GT7 follows a similar system I'll be avoiding it. Hell if they chuck in PS2/3 cars again I'll refuse to purchase it out of principle.
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  • Looks like Microsoft will launch a new Xbox One controller in June

  • Big-Boss 29/05/2015


    I hear that battery excuse all the time. The chances of a rechargeable, built-in battery dying are very slim. 95% of phones have built-in batteries, yet you don't hear phone owners complaining about them possibly dying in the future because it is highly unlikely to happen. Phone owners don't complain that they can't use disposable batteries do they?

    The same goes for built-in, rechargeable batteries in controllers. I have never had a DualShock 3 or Wii U controller die on me throughout its life and there is very little evidence of it happening on a wider scale. Rechargeable batteries are always a better option.
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  • Big-Boss 28/05/2015

    See, I like this about MS. Unlike Sony they don't wait for an entirely new console gen to start before fixing their controllers. They have evolved their controllers throughout the life of all three of their consoles. The Xbox 1 got the more ergonomic S controller, the 360 got a marginally better rotating d-pad and sticks and now the Xbone is getting a more universal headset port.

    The last time Sony evolved their controllers was through the PS1 era with the analogue sticks and then the DualShock. The PS3 era was the worst for them controller-wise as their own teams such as Naughty Dog and Sucker Punch complained about the rubbish triggers, convex analogue sticks and tiny size yet Sony failed to innovate. They finally fixed most of the problems with the DualShock 4 but now we're dealing with poor quality rubber on the sticks and mediocre battery life.

    As always, Sony will wait until the PS5 to fix these issues. And before people start defending Sony, no, they haven't replaced the rubber on the sticks with better quality material. I sent mines in after they had supposedly fixed the issue and after a month of moderate use the rubber started to wear away again. After my second replacement controller I just put some third-party protectors on top to solve the issue. I'm amazed that more people haven't questioned Sony about this when it's such a widespread problem.
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  • Ubisoft ditches Xbox 360 and PS3 development

  • Big-Boss 13/05/2015

    The PS360 gen was incredible, quite possibly the greatest generation we have ever had in gaming, but there is always a time to say goodbye. Outside of MGSV, sports and CoD games I can't think of any other major releases coming to last-gen this year. It is definitely the perfect time to upgrade and retire the older consoles. Reply +8
  • PlayStation 4 passes 2m sales in UK

  • Big-Boss 05/05/2015

    I see the usual suspects are out in force with their silly "no games lol" rubbish again. Never change, idiots :rolleyes: Reply +14
  • PlayStation 4 lifetime sales pass 22.3m worldwide

  • Big-Boss 30/04/2015


    so you regret buying a PS4 so early because there were and still are no major games to play but you're out here taking swipes at the Xbox One. Nice!
    I regret buying the PS4 early yes, but I also said that today either current-gen console is worth picking up thanks to last-gen support dying fast. Do you not read or are you deliberately selective in your quoting to suit your agenda? I also said that both the PS4/Xbone don't have enough good first-party exclusives and most people would agree with that.

    A lot of people on here only direct the "no games" argument at the PS4 which is why I debunked those claims with my original post. If presenting facts translates as "taking swipes at the Xbone" for you then that's your problem for being incapable of handling the truth.
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  • Big-Boss 30/04/2015


    so if that's your argument, it means the Xbox One and PS4 don't have many exclusives. If we take it a step further and your saying that graphics don't matter, maybe we should stop all this nonsense about resolution differences between the PS4 and Xbox One?
    My argument was more Xbone versus Xbox 360/PC; people are quick to jump on the remasters and ports that are on PS4 but conveniently forget just how many ports the Xbone shares with both the PC and 360. But you're right, the PS4/Xbone don't have that many good first-party exclusives yet.

    Regarding resolution and frame-rate well it's a matter of opinion. At launch the PS4 was nearly 100 cheaper and more powerful. It was a no-brainer to purchase the better hardware at the cheaper price-point as the majority of games people play, regardless of what they try and tell you, are multi-platform titles. Now that they are priced roughly the same and have a comparable games library, resolution doesn't matter as much although I'd argue that frame-rate and performance does and the PS4 has the edge in that department. Again, it's all a matter of opinion.

    Moving on, what the newer consoles do have starting with this year though is a hell of a lot of third-party support which the PS360 won't enjoy. Games like Project Cars, The Witcher 3, Batman - none are coming to last-gen. A current-gen console is definitely worth picking up now.

    I bought a PS4 day one because I fell for the next-gen hype. If I could go back and change that I would. Only now in 2015 has owning a PS4/Xbone made sense because support for last-gen outside of a handful of titles is ending.
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  • Big-Boss 30/04/2015


    you can still play 3rd party games like Battlefield, Call of Duty, FIFA and Far Cry on the Xbox 360 as well. But your not getting the same experience but convince yours that the old gen is just as good if you must.
    That doesn't apply to every game though does it? Battlefield and Shadow of Mordor are two of the few games that significantly benefit from better hardware. CoD, Fifa and Far Cry, even Destiny all offer a near identical experience on last-gen hardware. The majority of PS4/Xbone games in 2014 were just prettied up last-gen ports after all.

    I played all the Halo games and Titanfall on my 360 and if anything I got a much better experience than the unstable, and in Halo MCC's case, utterly broken mess of games on supposedly better hardware. Forza Horizon 2 I admit was visually pared back quite a bit when compared to the Xbone version but it performed exceptionally well. It was at least on par with the original FH and that's hardly a negative comparison.

    Of the remaining games I mentioned Ori and Project Spark are hardly demanding games and will see resolution and minor visual cut-backs but nothing I can't live with. If the 360 version of Tomb Raider 2 can reach the original's level of technical performance then that won't be a problem for me either.

    I still enjoy tonnes of games on last-gen which I'm still catching up on. Not to mention the countless classics from the 16-bit era and onwards which I still enjoy today. I enjoy my Wii U quite a bit and the graphics and performance are more than good enough. The PS4 is my de facto current-gen console and thanks to its better visuals, performance, convenience and controller-preference all multi-platform games will be purchased on it. The leaves the Xbone strictly for exclusives and since the majority of its library is available to me on the 360 I have no reason to purchase it. That might change in the next few years but right now it's not for me.
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  • Big-Boss 30/04/2015

    It does amuse me when people still try to convince themselves that the PS4 has no exclusive games. It also amazes me how MS have fooled so many into thinking the Xbone has more exclusive games than it actually does.

    Take away Sunset Overdrive (already inadvertently confirmed as coming to the PC in the future), Forza 5 and Killer Instinct (which may be ported to PC soon as well) and you have next to nothing of note that can't be played elsewhere. Dead Rising 3, Titanfall, Halo MCC, Ori, D4, Ryse, Forza Horizon 2, Project Spark - all are games that people count as a reason to purchase an Xbone yet all are available to play on other platforms.

    Out of that list I have enjoyed Halo MCC+ODST+Reach, Titanfall and Forza Horizon 2 on my Xbox 360. Ori, Project Spark and even the upcoming Tomb Raider 2 can be played on my 360 without ever touching the Xbone console. That's ELEVEN Xbone "exclusives" I can play on my 360.

    If people are going to count the Xbone's cross-platform games as "exclusive" and champion them as a reason to own the system, then maybe these same people should start including titles such as Resogun, Little Big Planet 3, The Last of Us/Tearaway/God of War 3: Remastered and the hundreds of Indie games as "exclusives" for the PS4 too.
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  • The 33 Batman: Arkham Knight Season Pass

  • Big-Boss 28/04/2015

    I have the steelbook edition pre-ordered for 35; WB can get fucked if they think I'm paying a similar price for a few extra hours of filler content. I very, very rarely buy DLC and when I did purchase my first ever season pass I got burnt with Gears of War 3. Learnt my lesson and haven't purchased any season passes/DLC for any other games before release and Batman will be no different. Reply 0
  • In Theory: Nintendo GameCube remasters on Wii U

  • Big-Boss 25/04/2015

    The N64 and Gamecube are my favourite Nintendo consoles. I would love more GameCube HD remasters on the Wii U, but the fact that it's controller doesn't have any analogue buttons means the catalogue of games they could remaster would be limited. Mario Sunshine used the analogue triggers for controlling water pressure for example so that automatically rules out one of the best games that they could have remastered.

    The only way they could make it work is if people used GC controllers hooked up with a GC Adaptor, but that would mean a substantial extra cost for the customer and be completely unreasonable IMO. I honestly don't think we'll see anymore remasters on the Wii U (we hardly get any new games as it is), and the new Zelda game will be a cross-gen swansong for the system like Twilight Princess was for the GC.
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  • Gears of War remaster set for Xbox One - report

  • Big-Boss 25/04/2015

    The original Gears of War is awesome. It was THE game that made me shell out for a 360 and it was worth every penny. Surely this won't just be a standard remaster though? It'll be nine years old soon so it should get a Halo style anniversary makeover to give it the shine it deserves. Reply +12
  • Bloodborne patch 1.03 released

  • Big-Boss 23/04/2015

    Wasn't this patch also supposed to address the frame-rate issues? Reply +3
  • Microsoft apologises for using PC footage in Xbox One Witcher 3 trailer

  • Big-Boss 23/04/2015


    EG made a DF article about the Xbone version of Diablo 3's 1080p resolution. You can find it here:

    You must feel rather stupid right now so please check your facts before posting next time.

    Edit: I see your comment has been deleted. To people wondering what he was on about - the guy was moaning about EG not commenting on the Xbone version of Diablo 3 having 1080p resolution, even though they published a DF article on it.
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  • Metal Gear Online supports 16 players on PS4, Xbox One and PC

  • Big-Boss 21/04/2015


    Ground Zeroes and the gameplay footage of MGSV we've seen so far confirms that last-gen versions won't hamper the current-gen versions. If anything I commend Kojima's commitment to the PS360 versions.

    Watched my brother play Ground Zeroes on the PS3 and apart from the lower frame-rate and resolution the game stood up well against the PS4/Xbone version. Since the current-gen versions look and play so well that's a great achievement.
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  • Mortal Kombat X review

  • Big-Boss 20/04/2015

    What a lengthy, informative review :rolleyes:

    Edit: Sarcasm wasn't obvious it seems.
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  • Goat Simulator herded to Xbox consoles

  • Big-Boss 17/04/2015

    By comparison, I bought the android version for 59p a couple of months ago. It's fun for around an hour and by then you'll have experienced pretty much all the laughs the game has to offer. 7.99 is an utter rip-off. If you have a phone released in the past couple of years it could easilly handle the game at 60fps and you'll be saving a lot of money as well. Reply -2
  • Digital Foundry: Hands-On with Project Cars

  • Big-Boss 17/04/2015

    Why are people criticising DF for using a slightly earlier build? They've done this for countless other games and have updated their articles multiple times if and when changes occur. They'll do the same with this. I've never seen this kind of backlash when other, less popular games have been analysed using near-complete code.

    There seem to be a lot of PCars fanboys in here who can't accept that their game isn't running up to scratch. Namco have said that the code given to DF is submission code. That means it's as close to final as you can get and we are highly unlikely to see noticeable improvements in the final retail version unless the dev can work miracles and release a sizeable patch in time for launch.

    They could do what Ubisoft did with AC: Unity and release a number of patches over time to achieve a stable frame-rate but it seems unlikely. They just don't have those kinds of resources and the game was already delayed from its original Christmas launch. Can you imagine how badly the game would have ran if they stuck to that date? It would've been a car crash.

    If they couldn't fix the frame-rate after an extra five months of dev time then they'll never fix it. Owning a decent PC is the only way to enjoy PCars as it was intended, it's as simple as that.
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  • Big-Boss 17/04/2015

    Forget the locked 30 option, they should be a prioritising a locked 60 option which turns off absolutely every bonus effect to achieve smooth performance. I knew Slightly Mad weren't being truthful when they claimed they had the game running at a stable 60fps. If this was an arcade racer it would have been acceptable at 30fps but not for a sim racer.

    Unless they release some patches to fix the tearing and make the frame-rate a lot more stable I'll be skipping this. I'm sure if they added an option to reduce the car count on consoles and dialled back the weather effects and damage they could hit 60fps. No point in pushing fancy effects if performance takes a significant hit.
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  • Project Cars technical details confirmed

  • Big-Boss 15/04/2015


    My opinion. PC version no doubt will look spectacular on expensively built rigs but on consoles both DriveClub and Forza Horizon has it beat in the looks department. Although they both run at 30fps so can understand why they look better.
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