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  • Face-Off: Bayonetta on Wii U

  • BonzoBanana 28/09/2014

    Still sounds like the xbox 360 version is superior if it does have more enemies on screen at certain times at least from a techincal perspective. As for the wii u being economically with electricity I don't think anyone really cares about that but the latest revisions of ps3 and 360 are quite close in power consumption. All three consoles are based on the same 40/45nm fabrication process and don't use the more advanced and expensive fabrication process of the ps4 and xbox one.

    The wii u still remains a disappointing console in some ways. Yes it has great games but from a technical viewpoint it often achieves less than ps3 and 360. There are still a lot more multiformat games that perform better on 360 and PS3 than on wii u and the 360 and PS3 have a range of technically more ambitious games than has been seen on wii u. Another limiting factor is of course developers simply aren't intersted in it. I wonder what state Watchdogs will appear on wii u. I've a feeling the 360 and PS3 versions will be easily superior.

    Nintendo made a huge mistake setting the spec so low.
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  • Forza Horizon 2 proves the driving genre is back at its best

  • BonzoBanana 20/08/2014

    Maybe its the youtube compression but it doesn't look particularly good visually. Also there is little movement of the vehicles when they go on and off the track. It just doesn't look particularly well done. Not a fanboy comment just an observation. However if the gameplay is class leading then that is all that matters. Reply -8
  • Gearbox explains why it should be dropped from Aliens lawsuit

  • BonzoBanana 02/08/2014

    I really think Sega are a victim of Gearbox. I'm not saying Sega didn't make a mistake or two but ultimately Gearbox took their money and screwed them over. How do I know this for sure, I don't but the history, actions and statements of Randy and Gearbox seem to be those of a company who will screw over others for their own financial success. Clearly the game was poorly debugged, unoptimised and had limited resources spent on it and this is clearly down to Gearbox. Reply +2
  • Can Trine 2 on Android match Xbox 360 and PS3?

  • BonzoBanana 02/08/2014

    Its not really the all-round game that gives both gpu and cpu a workout so I don't see it as a game that is an indicator that android or any android chipset has reached 360/PS3 power. It works well on wii u which is a console that ups the gpu performance slightly on last gen but has weaker cpu performance. I'd like to see how it copes with Skyrim or another cpu intensive game. Reply +5
  • Layoffs hit Rare following Kinect Sports Rivals flop

  • BonzoBanana 19/05/2014

    Surely better to release games enhanced by Kinect rather than kinect being a necessity. That way you have more potential purchasers. For example a new Conker platformer game but with a selection of kinect mini-games included that aren't essential to play to complete the game.

    Personally I feel the type of game Rare were brilliant at in the past is a better fit for the wii u or ps4 platforms. Microsoft and Rare seem a poor fit as to me Xbox owners seemed to be more geared towards fps and more adult orientated games. Clearly that type of game is a good fit for Nintendo and the playstation platform which seems to encompass the widest range of game types.

    I don't remember Conker's Bad Fur Day selling well on the original xbox despite having utterly amazing cartoon graphics for its day. It just felt like it was the wrong audience.

    I'm surprised Microsoft don't make an attempt at taking away some of Nintendo's support by getting Rare to make a new platformer or even karting game. It's clear the xbox one could achieve something well beyond wii u levels.
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  • Tech Analysis: Half-Life 2 and Portal on Android

  • BonzoBanana 18/05/2014

    Does look pretty similar to the original xbox version in assets, textures etc. Makes you wonder if that was the version used for the basis of this conversion. Great to see this classic game on more platforms though so more people can enjoy it but clearly the experience would be better on a modern PC or 360 or PS3. Reply 0
  • Plants vs. Zombies currently free on Origin

  • BonzoBanana 09/05/2014

    Makes you re-consider buying older or minor EA titles just in case they become the next free game. I'm not complaining but I don't think free games equals brand loyalty. Reply +1
  • Fan-made Serious Sam Classics: Revolution launches on Steam Early Access

  • BonzoBanana 01/05/2014

    I have the hd encounters of first and second encounters plus Serious sam 2 and 3 but no free game for me it looks like. Reply 0
  • That ET Atari game really was buried in New Mexico

  • BonzoBanana 27/04/2014

    I have fond memories of the Atari VCS but obviously not this game. It had no playability what so ever and was just highly frustrating. To be honest I hated the film as well almost as much. ET looked like it was made from two giant turds and had a face like Angela Lansbury. I don't envy the original game designer trying to make a game in the spirit of the film with such limited hardware, its such a boring film. Raiders of the Lost Ark was also terrible on the VCS. However the Empire Strikes Back defender game was sheer brilliance. I was never much of a fan of the Star Wars films but loved that game.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2DTjLG3usQo
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  • Where is Xbox One's virtual reality headset?

  • BonzoBanana 26/04/2014

    VR for PS4 will probably require some optimisation beyond launch games to perform well with good graphics but on xbox one with only 32MB maximum of fast frame buffer memory and slow DDR bandwidth I think it will be much more difficult. Perhaps a low cost 480p VR headset is in order for xbox one. Might lower costs and give a price advantage if nothing else. Not convinced the xbox one hardware is really fit for VR it will probably be in Microsoft's interests to work against VR for the time being. If it really does take off hugely then make it the basis of their next console and launch before ps5. I think for the xbox one to compete head on with ps4 for VR would make the xbox one look even weaker than the current 2D comparisons. Reply +4
  • Game Boy got soul

  • BonzoBanana 26/04/2014

    Shame the 'Gameboy' branding couldn't continue for later models. I guess its just too gender specific. I think 'Gameboy DS' sounds better than just DS. Reply +10
  • Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed mobile goes F2P

  • BonzoBanana 25/04/2014

    Quite impressed with those mobile graphics. No worse than graphics on the ps2/gamecube/original xbox generation and higher res too.

    How much of the game is still intact from the console versions though because many android games are severely cut back due to space and being small downloads.
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  • It looks like there'll be a Mario Kart 8 Wii U bundle

  • BonzoBanana 24/04/2014

    @Calverz

    There may be a price drop in the lead up to christmas and besides 220 isn't far from 200. This might also force the other bundles down in price and if they have a game you want then just buy mariokart seperately.

    Nintendo have really got to start shifting wii u consoles though. It's about 30,000 a week world wide at the moment. Although April/May is a very low sales month but still xbone and ps4 are doing much,much better at a higher price point.
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  • The mystery of Final Fantasy 14's "HD Quality" mode

  • BonzoBanana 24/04/2014

    So you use that mode if your tv is 720p and set to 720p on the ps4 settings to get the benefit of it?

    Most later 720p sets also support 1080p and downscale.

    Most televisions its better to send an image that is higher resolution than the panel itself for maximum image quality.

    So if you have a 720p display that accepts 1080p then 1080p is the ideal setting. The display will nicely downscale the image and from normal viewing distances sometimes its hard to tell the different between genuine 1080p and down-scaled but the same is not true of sending 720p to a 720p set. Unless the image is mapped pixel to pixel that can look inferior quality.
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  • So how's Zynga doing with Don Mattrick in charge?

  • BonzoBanana 24/04/2014

    Was he the man that decided to rip out a third of the gpu power to fit in 32MB of eSRAM to compensate for using cheap DDR memory? Clearly that commercial decision was made by someone and was probably a result of additional kinect costs.

    PS4 is already beyond 7 million sales, xbox one is just above 4 million and this is in a matter of months. Also much more xbox one stock believed to be in retail channels with ps4 stock selling quickly.

    In this matter of months we have seen the Xbone start above ps4 pricing but with current offers of the titanfall bundle for as low as 340 it is now undercutting it. Titanfall itself performs badly on xbox one. A low resolution and still a poor frame rate.

    Not forgetting the horrible DRM policy that the xbox one was originally going to have.

    Then there is the built in software. Multiple operating systems and complexity and a built in hdmi input that no one needed or asked for so other boxes could be connected through xbone.

    So many terrible decisions. Most people just wanted a focused gaming console with great performance.

    No doubt a proper xbox one will come out without kinect or hdmi in and a competitive price but by then the ps4 lead will be far ahead and xbox one would have completely lost this generation.
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  • Project Cars commits to Nov 2014 release with stunning new trailer

  • BonzoBanana 23/04/2014

    Looks pretty damn good. Very impressive. Are the karts still in it?



    No reason this shouldn't be good on the wii u. Racing games normally need far less cpu resources than many other types of game. Seems an ideal game to push wii u graphically and not be held back by the wii u's more limited cpu power.

    Even ps2 could pull of gran turismo in 1080i. This could be a really good workout for wii u graphically.

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  • Xbox One launches in Japan 4th September

  • BonzoBanana 23/04/2014

    All they need is a kinect game where the user does pelvic thrusts and small japanese schoolgirls on screen are de-flowered and Microsoft can claim the majority of the japanese console market.

    Is there any pricing information for japan? It probably is worth Microsoft launching in Japan. Perhaps this time the launch can be much improved and the pricing more competitive than elsewhere to give the xbone a stronger base than the 360 in Japan. I can't see them appreciating that chocolate breeze block styling though.
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  • Face-Off: Trials Fusion

  • BonzoBanana 20/04/2014

    One point I'd like to make about the xbox one version is day one patches. It seems clear that developers are under huge pressure now to try to make the xbone more competitive with ps4 performance in resolution. We have seen this so many times now where developers are struggling with xbone and they have to release patches after the game has gone gold. Who is pressurising them to make these changes? Is it Microsoft? It just feels like the PS4 is achieving good performance fairly easily but much more development time is going into xbone. Just feels like there is much more potential in the PS4 to improve in future as currently developers are focusing on xbone. This is the complete opposite of last gen where 360 was much easier to develop for and developers were spending much more time on ps3 trying to achieve parity.

    I just feel if developers spent exactly the same amount of time developing for both consoles we would see an even wider gap between xbone and ps4.
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  • BonzoBanana 20/04/2014

    The comments seem to be guessing at what PC was used. Why isn't this clearly stated in the article? Why aren't they giving it a quick blast on an entry level PC to see how it compares or how low the graphics have to be to get good frame rates.

    Utterly stupid to say better on PC and then not state what that PC is. Eurogamer should really have 3 PC configurations, entry level, mid-level and high level and base the face off on the mid level (most common for gamers) but mention the benefits of high level and disadvantages of low level.

    People who have top spec gaming rigs that are never more than a year out of date are a tiny minority. People using entry level and mid level gaming rigs for games will be the majority.

    Looking on Amazon at their best selling gaming PC's. That's PC's sold as gaming compatible and pre-configured for gaming use. These are the most popular and in order of popularity so the top PC's are likely to considerably outsell the models later in the list. There are other popular PC's but they are just configured with basic IGPs they haven't been included.

    FX-4170 - AMD Radeon R7 240 2GB...
    A8 5600K
    FX-6300 - Radeon R7 240 2GB...
    FX-6350 - NVIDIA GTX660 2GB HDMI Graphics Card,...
    AMD FX-6350 - Nvidia GTX650...
    AMD FX 6350 - AMD Radeon R9 270X

    Intel based gaming rigs with top end gpu's are far,far later in the list.

    So does a A8 5600k PC actually outperform a PS4 or xbone for this game? There may be 20 or 30 of those for every high end gaming rig. Maybe even 3-5 of them for every mid-range rig.

    Not forgetting that many PC gamers are still using PC's they may have had for several years that don't even match current entry level performance. They may have a mid range model bought in 2011.

    Just making the point the real world of PC gaming and the way Eurogamer presents it are not the same.
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  • Face-Off: Final Fantasy 14: A Realm Reborn on PS4

  • BonzoBanana 19/04/2014

    Looks like the ps3 version in graphic detail just upscaled with anti-aliasing. Character models still look a bit primitive for a ps4/pc game. Not a criticism but I think when the ps3 is out of the picture and these games are developed for pc, ps4 and possibly xbone only they will jump up in quality.

    Never got into the final fantasy games but they do look great.
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  • Half-Life speed run world record set at 20:41

  • BonzoBanana 14/04/2014

    Played through Half Life quite a few times. Still excellent to play and enjoy the story, atmosphere and the level design.

    Don't see the point of this at all, its like watching a movie in 8x picture search.

    I guess I'm not really a competitive games player I just enjoy the game experience at the speed I most enjoy it at.
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  • Tech Interview: Titanfall on Xbox 360

  • BonzoBanana 13/04/2014



    I know its not representative of the whole game but that image LOL.

    Also this;

    Respawn really helped us out here by reworking a lot of the particle assets to perform better on the 360. Thanks Robot!
    Respawn have a programming robot? Alternatively a rather detrimental, insulting name for a member of their staff.
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  • Face-Off: Titanfall on Xbox 360

  • BonzoBanana 12/04/2014

    Well I read the article and watched all the videos.

    I have absolutely no idea what spec the PC is for these comparison videos. That would be useful information to say the least. I also feel such comparisons are best served by comparing more than one spec PC. Perhaps an entry level AMD A8 6600k system, a mid range PC (which I suspect has been used here) and perhaps a top end rig. I don't expect benchmarks to be performed on all 3 PCs but it would be useful for the game at least to be tried on more than one PC configuration.

    To me the 360 videos showed an abundance of screen tearing at least for the first videos in the article. I realise when you reach the ground it looks much better but quite off putting. Surprisingly the xbox one is also very bad and looks incapable of running this game properly. This looked an easy win for the PC to me and I suspect even a humble A8 6600k PC will pull this off without screen tearing at a comparable resolution to xbone and these can be purchased for reasonable money.

    http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/141103025087?ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1423.l2649

    Performance seems pretty respectable, zero screen tearing, pretty smooth frame rate but you can see at least some detail levels have been lowered. Better that than screen tearing though and horrible low frame rates in the middle of intense action.



    In actual gameplay they all looked pretty respectable but again the smooth frame rate and lack of screen tearing made the PC look easily the best version. That's not to take anything away from what has been achieved on 360.

    There seems to be a glut of offers on the xbone titanfall bundle at the moment. It can now be obtained for about 330 after cashback looking on hotukdeals. It's even cheaper than the solus pack so I'm guessing the xbone titanfall pack has performed badly at retail. Looking at this its hardly surprising. I've seen wider gulfs in performance on the ps3 and 360 for early titles. Back then the cell wasn't utilised and so ps3 games were only using the 2 threads of the primary powerpc cpu I believe.

    I would of thought a game running at only 768p on xbox one would have a locked 60fps and no screen tearing. This looks so weak on xbox one although still clearly better than 360.
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  • The Behemoth is making an Xbox One game

  • BonzoBanana 12/04/2014

    Looks like it farts spider webs. I really don't know what to think after looking at that image and don't know the history or games of the developer. I'm not really into the indie scene. Reply 0
  • I never want to play Shenmue 3, Half-Life 3 or The Last Guardian

  • BonzoBanana 12/04/2014

    I'd love to see the conclusion to Shenmue. The big issue is that when it was released on the Dreamcast it was state of the art. Truly amazing for its day. That was part of the appeal just marvelling at the graphics.

    I think they would have to remix the gameplay a bit to have a hit nowadays with the third installment. I don't think they can just release a game that looks and plays similar to the earlier games.
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  • Ubisoft shows off the PC version of Watch Dogs

  • BonzoBanana 11/04/2014

    This article seems to have a lot of references to nvidia. I don't mean to be negative but it reads like a game best played on nvidia cards. As a huge percentage of gamers use Radeon cards seems a bit counter-productive in sales terms.

    This certainly isn't a game I'm buying without seeing reviews. It looks like it could get boring quite quickly. I'm far more interested in gun fights than hacking in to people's phones as I wander around a city. Also I don't like the third person perspective.
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  • Amazon, Asda drop Titanfall Xbox One bundle to 349

  • BonzoBanana 11/04/2014

    Seems to be the norm now to bundle a download code rather than a physical game. If you don't actually like the game or get bored of it you have absolutely no resell value. Is there a demo for xbox one you can try before using your code, to see if you would be better off selling the code? Reply +17
  • Elite: Dangerous Premium Beta dated, entry costs 100

  • BonzoBanana 10/04/2014

    Just planning on buying the retail copy when its released for 35.

    I wish they would do a limited demo though, even if it's non playable just so people can see how their PC's handle this game. Perhaps automatically flying out of a space station, passing a lot of ships then hyperspacing. It would be a huge teaser but would also allow us to play with video settings to see how best to optimise it. Perhaps with a little frame rate summary at the end. A sort of Elite Dangerous graphic benchmark.
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  • "We have the ambition to build the best gaming console for fans"

  • BonzoBanana 10/04/2014

    It's strange wording to say 'we have the ambition to build the best gaming console for fans'. To me build means to actually configure the hardware specification for maximum performance but they have clearly failed to do that. This statement seems to suggest that the one can win technically from where its currently at by development software improvement, DX12 and remote processing (cloud). Microsoft clearly is trying to blur the simple fact that the PS4 is a more powerful console capable of technically superior games.

    The reality is its only really xbox fans that can really believe this PR bullshit so perhaps the statement is correct. There may be xbox fans out there that actually believe the xbone is technically superior to ps4.

    For the rest of us the xbox one represents weaker hardware that really should be priced at a lower level than ps4. It will have weaker multiformat games, more limited range of games, xbox live costs for multiplayer, apps and media functionality. It's poor value at current pricing to say the least.

    Microsoft have made such a small generational leap from their brilliant 360. Kinect and video in functionality should have been scrapped in favour of matching or surpassing ps4 performance. Kinect should have always have been an optional purchase.
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  • Performance analysis: Titanfall on Xbox 360

  • BonzoBanana 09/04/2014

    Personally I think all xbox one's will become self-aware by 2017 and we will have a new reign of humanity as slaves of our silicon overlords. However the graphics produced by the xbox one by that time will be so amazing we will fall to our knees in front of our tv screens weeping in amazement at the incredible visuals on offer. At night with the feeling of great shame we will take our ps4's into the garden and bury them and hope no one realised we ever bought them.

    Perhaps the second coming of Christ will actually be in Xbox One form.

    Alternatively the xbox one is a bit of a shit console which in a few years will only be a niche player as most people in the world play on their superior PS4 consoles.
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  • BonzoBanana 09/04/2014

    @Widge

    "user scores will be tempered by platform partisans knocking the average down. "

    That's possible but its the same sort of drop on pc and xbone. The 360 user reviews are holding up very well.
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  • BonzoBanana 09/04/2014

    @muzzakus

    On metacritic you can see a large gap between commercial reviews and user reviews. I think for both PC and xbone its down to 61 on user scores. Lack of content and repetitive gameplay seems to be a common complaint. I've made the same sort of comments as you. There just isn't enough content for many to keep coming back to the game but then Microsoft did the same with Forza. No doubt Titanfall chargeable DLC will solve that content shortfall.
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  • BonzoBanana 09/04/2014

    I'm not sure why people are claiming source is better optimised for 360. It's got a powerpc chipset with six threads on fairly weak cores, 19,200 mips performance.

    Surely the source engine is best optimised for x86 and I other sites are claiming its really versatile and great at extracting maximum performance if used properly.

    The jaguar cpu's are x86 cpu's. They run the same code as other x86 processors.

    8 of those are about 48,000 mips.

    I think the main issue with xbox one is balancing memory bandwidth. I'm sure later games like the ps3 will work out better procedures for optimising strange architecture and getting the most from limited memory bandwidth. 8 cpu cores and god knows how many GPU compute units all trying to use main DDR memory at a third of the bandwidth of PS4 memory is surely difficult.

    We are going through the early ps3 period with xbox one and like the ps3 some issues will be overcome. However unlike the ps3 there aren't 7 additional processors on xbone that enabled the ps3 to often surpass 360 in performance especially for exclusive ps3 games.
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  • BonzoBanana 08/04/2014

    @dogmanstaruk

    It would be fairly easy to configure a AMD FX6300 cpu and Radeon R7 260X with a 1TB drive, case and psu for 350. There may be one or two compromises but I could certainly do it for that amount with only a small drop in optimal performance.

    The xbox one only has a gpu of about 1.3 terraflops, a very weak 8 core cpu and slow memory with no dedicated GPU memory. It's likely a entry level AMD APU beats it for most parts of the specificaiton. The spec I have given above would absolutely massacre it.

    Here's quite a nice pc here. It's pre-built though but all it needs is a decent GPU added.

    http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/AMD-GB-6300-Six-Core-Fast-Office-Home-Multimedia-Pc-Computer-500GB-8Gb-Gal-/370808516610?pt=UK_Computing_DesktopPCs&hash=item5655e8f002

    You stick a R7 260X in that and you have a very fast gaming pc. All ready for mantle games too so better gpu optimisation than normal PC cards. Perhaps much closer to console optimisation.

    Here's a good offer for the graphics card but does take the PC above 350 but you get battlefield 4 for free (still a full price game)

    http://www.dabs.com/products/xfx-amd-radeon-r7-260x-1gb-pci-express-3-0-hdmi-97M6.html?utm_source=google&utm_medium=ppc%20product%20search&utm_content=Q200&utm_campaign=Components%20and%20Storage%20-%20Graphics,%20TV%20Tuners%20and%20I/O%20-%20Graphics&origin=pla

    Lastly you do need a copy of windows 7 (about 30 from ebay)



    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MWzkw32amOM&list=RDMWzkw32amOM

    PS4 and both PCs are at 900p and I believe the PC's are at a higher detail level. They could probably go to 1080p and match PS4 frames rates with the same level of detail. Obviously the xbone is only running at 720p.
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  • BonzoBanana 08/04/2014

    Surprised that Microsoft didn't hold back the PC version as well so they could maximise xbone sales but I guess perhaps that would have been too obvious so they did that ridiculous audio install thing for the PC instead.

    I just don't see the point of the xbox one at current pricing. You can easily build a more powerful PC for less and the games are much cheaper. Even at 350 it seems poor value.
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  • AMD Radeon R9 295X2 review

  • BonzoBanana 09/04/2014

    I wonder how many years it will take before you get a APU with this level of graphic performance. Probably 6-8 years. Perhaps PS6 will beat it.

    Games aren't designed to need this level of performance (the developers would go bankrupt if this was the minimum requirement). Seems well over the top to me and excessive.

    It's like having a choice of the same car with two engine sizes, one does 120 mph top speed for 10,000 and another does a top speed of 150mph for 50,000.
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  • Microsoft's Windows XP support ends today

  • BonzoBanana 08/04/2014

    Microsoft may be trying to kill off windows xp but I think with over 27% of the market I don't think its going away anytime soon.

    Still lots of support from other software companies. I suspect Microsoft will probably step in if there are any huge security issues with xp.

    How long ago did XP stop getting supplied with hardware? Doesn't seem that long ago. It shouldn't be about when XP was first released but when Microsoft stopped supplying it with new hardware. Support should be something like 10 years from that date.

    It's also environmentally damaging to force people to junk hardware that isn't suitable for windows 7/8 or wouldn't be realistic to buy a new operating system for.

    Perhaps they should do a $5 vista day where people can go to vista for a very low fee. Vista would likely be more appropriate for a lot of older hardware.
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  • Xbox and Channel 4 announce sci-fi TV series Humans

  • BonzoBanana 07/04/2014

    Will all episodes be restricted to 720p and have a reduced frame rate if there is a lot of action on screen? Reply +2
  • Team17 moves on from Worms with Lemmings-inspired Flockers

  • BonzoBanana 07/04/2014

    Is Team 17 like one old programmer in a back room with some sort of basic game designer software. They just seem to take ages to release what seems like technically very basic games.

    I remember when Team 17's jaw dropping Alien Breed games on amiga were absolutely state of the art.
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  • Watch Dogs PC recommended specs are pretty tasty

  • BonzoBanana 07/04/2014

    My gaming rig was made for just over 200 and I reckon I'll play it alright. It has a A10 5800k with HD6670 in dual graphics mode and the APU includes a quad core piledriver at 4ghz. Still a lot more CPU power than PS4 or xbone and graphics gflops performance between xbone and ps4. It's surprising how cheap a PC can be nowadays that runs the latest games well as long as you don't expect to have every setting at max graphics level. Reply 0
  • Titanfall Xbox 360 footage arrives online

  • BonzoBanana 07/04/2014

    People say its not an ambitious game but it looks pretty impressive to me. It does sort of show how the xbox one hasn't made the huge leap from xbox 360 that the 360 made from the original xbox. If the 360 can do this you really expect the xbone to be delivering 1080p visuals with a solid 60fps. Again another indicator that the xbone is priced far too high considering the performance it offers.

    I'd love to buy this on 360 eventually but don't subscribe to xbox live so even if it wsa 99p I'd have no use for it. A real shame they didn't do a single player campaign. I'll be waiting for a sub 15 price and buying it on PC.

    However I noticed on metacritic for both xbone and pc the user review scores are much lower than the professional reviews which I put down to the minimal content available. People seem to get bored of it fairly quickly. I don't think this game has legs and hope Titanfall 2 improves content including a decent single player campaign.

    Will there be a modding community for this? Is there any chance of a single player campaign being written for the PC version?
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  • Strider retrospective

  • BonzoBanana 06/04/2014

    @MilkYMoO

    I was not a fan and if you look at that youtube video above I think its fair to say the CPC version was not great. In hindsight its a game that looks like the main character is missing important frames of animation. I'm surprised the later versions didn't improve on that when he spins in the air.

    I was happy with my CPC though, loads of great games at the time. I used to love Renegade and Elite.
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  • BonzoBanana 06/04/2014

    My memory of this game has been completely damaged by only ever playing the terrible amstrad cpc version. Reply +1
  • MSI GT70 2PE Dominator Pro with GTX 880M review

  • BonzoBanana 06/04/2014

    Even if I won the lottery I wouldn't buy this. I'd want a smaller lighter laptop with better battery life. I might go with a laptop that had a gpu that allowed for some gaming and even allowed the latest games to play at low detail settings but not this. It's only a small screen anyway. If I'm playing games at full res and detail I want to see it on a big tv or projector. Reply 0
  • Family Guy: The Quest For Stuff headed to iOS, Android

  • BonzoBanana 04/04/2014

    Typically how much would it cost to play through the simpsons game paying the microtransaction fees? Just curious to the end value of the game.

    I'm not against microtransactions in theory just where the end cost of playing is unacceptably high.
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  • Get Even gets virtual reality

  • BonzoBanana 03/04/2014

    Glad to see the VR is getting support from developers. VR will be huge. I don't know how long before its huge, thats all to do with pricing, marketing and getting the hardware right but it will be huge. Now that facebook are involved paying out $2 billion in assets pricing of the commercial headset may be higher than hoped. However I'm sure before long it will be a competitive marketplace with many competing VR headsets. I just hope there is some sort of compatibility standard between them so the VR market isn't put back years by incompatible competing headsets. Reply 0
  • What if someone remade Half-Life 2 in the Unreal Engine?

  • BonzoBanana 03/04/2014

    First version of Half Life 2 I played was on the original xbox. I remember being really excited as the train pulled into the station at the beginning with the whole game ahead of me. It didn't disappoint. I'd like to see a graphically enhanced version on ps4 with the 2 chapters merged into the main game and perhaps some additional bonus content, maybe the original Half life and blue shift in the pack. Maybe 3D and VR support too. Reply +7
  • Gorgeous Mario Kart 8 retro tracks compared to originals

  • BonzoBanana 03/04/2014

    This looks brilliant and a must have purchase for my wii u. Is it confirmed that its native resolution is 1080p though? No reason not to be but some of Nintendo's previous offerings were only 720p and looked less demanding than this game.

    This surely must be the bundle game for wii u consoles at christmas.
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  • Amazon recruits Clint Hocking and Kim Swift as senior designers

  • BonzoBanana 02/04/2014

    While the media features and functionality may do well its still a big challenge to sell this as a games console to people. Nintendo failed with their underpowered wii u and this is even more underpowered. Clearly though pricing is better, not just the box but the games.

    Like wii u they'll face the challenge of coming up with fresh gaming ideas that will work even on less capable hardware.

    I'd like to see something like Elite Dangerous on the console. Clearly it will be cut back severely from the PC version but such a game is still possible on this console with online multiplayer and more basic graphics.
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  • Amazon reveals Fire TV set-top box and controller

  • BonzoBanana 02/04/2014

    While the adreno 320 gpu may be less than half the power of the wii u gpu, it does look like the quad core processor is good for 22400 mips. Pretty respectable I think for a little box like this. The wii u is capable of about 8,400 mips, The ps3 (just for its dual thread main cpu without the 7 cell processors) is good for 10,240 mips and the xbox 360 is good for 19,200 mips. I know mips is just a very rough guide to cpu performance but the cpu does look capable.

    This console has a greater strength in its cpu performance than gpu. A bit like many laptops. Unlike the wii u which if anything improves slightly on 360/PS3 gpu performance but can't match their cpu power.

    The other main limitation is game size. The system only has 8GB of storage memory. I assume this must be expandable via the USB port, perhaps with an external hard drive otherwise there will be a nasty limit on game sizes.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Instructions_per_second
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