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  • Video: Project CARS Xbox One gameplay breaks cover, at last

  • BonzoBanana 21/03/2015

    I'd love to know if the xbox one's vibration triggers were put to use at all. I can imagine lots of ways in which this improves teh feel of the cars. Reply +13
  • Elite: Dangerous confirmed for Xbox One

  • BonzoBanana 04/03/2015

    I do plan to buy an xbox one but have no intention of subscribing to gold so I guess this is not a game worth considering on xbox one for me. I just can't see the point in either a ps4 or xbone version of this when they both have online subscription costs and graphic detail will be paired back. Just seems like a game best played on pc. Reply -1
  • Windows on a stick: the Hannspree Micro PC review

  • BonzoBanana 08/02/2015

    The Linx tablets may have been subsidised but this clearly isn't. You can get entry level laptops for this money. Not impressed myself with this and no competition for the many android devices out there at this price. Reply 0
  • Nintendo reveals 25 minutes of Xenoblade Chronicles X footage

  • BonzoBanana 06/02/2015

    Looks brilliant especially the monsters. Just need to see the reviews because I'm not sure about the playability. Didn't enjoy Xenoblade Chronicles despite being amazed by the wii graphics. Reply 0
  • Alien: Isolation passes 1m sales mark after three months

  • BonzoBanana 21/01/2015

    I'm not sure I'd enjoy it so didn't buy. I hate stealth games and I imagined this would be mainly hiding. Alien Colonial Marines is much more my cup of tea if it had been a better game. Same franchise but two different types of games really. Reply +2
  • Axelay saw Konami at its 90s peak

  • BonzoBanana 18/01/2015

    I remember the amazing music and sounds effects more than the gameplay. Another one of the super nintendo's amazing titles. Reply +4
  • Alienware Alpha review

  • BonzoBanana 17/01/2015

    I don't know why they went smaller. Surely they could have made it marginally larger than xbone and gone for superior hardware inside and still made a device that looks neat under a tv. You can easily beat ps4 or xbone performance for about 300 for a pc. Even if the pc gpu didn't quite match ps4 performance it will be supported by far superior cpu performance. Combine a well priced mid range graphic card with a entry level celeron and you have something full capable of surpassing ps4. This device costs far more and delivers far less. Reply +3
  • The evolution of Xbox One - as told by the SDK leak

  • BonzoBanana 11/01/2015

    You have to tip your hat to Microsoft's recovery. Better pricing, fighting the perceived weakness of their console both in the media and it seems with developers and getting some great exclusives and bundles.

    It may not be true but I perceive Microsoft to have their development software at a more advanced state and I feel they are pushing developers to ensure xbox one and ps4 games are technically the same by pushing optimisation further on xbox one. Maybe its because Eurogamer is my main game news site and certain journalists seem to push a Microsoft agenda here with some very strange comments occasionally and bias on how articles are presented. I think Eurogamer are doing some good work for Microsoft.

    Personally I don't want a huge background operating system. Yes its convenient and means not having to load in the OS when you exit a game but I'd like to see 8 cpu cores, almost 8GB and 100% gpu performance used for games at least for major games where additional performance will benefit them. Sony need to claw back as many resources as possible for games too.
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  • In Theory: Nintendo's next-gen hardware - and the strategy behind it

  • BonzoBanana 10/01/2015

    I miss the days of powerful Nintendo hardware (Super NES, N64 and Gamecube). Yes the Gamecube flopped but its childish looks didn't appeal to many.

    I'd like to see a new powerful Nintendo console with sexy looks and decent power. Even more than that I'd love to see the results of Nintendo game designers working on that hardware.

    Much of the time the wii u can't even match ps3 and 360 and that is a ridiculous situation. I didn't even realise the GPU was at 55nm fabrication, if so that shows how ridiculously cheapskate Nintendo has become. At the time the latest revisions of 360 and PS3 were already on 40 or 45nm.

    There is still absolutely no indication that the wii u gpu is powerful. It seems to be a low level mobility radeon in performance and lets not forget on the same silicon it has to make space for the original wii gpu and 3MB video memory. The wii gpu and 3MB of video memory is used for the gamepad in wii u mode where the gamepad has unique graphics. The realistic estimates on performance are between 176-352 gflops but with 176 gflops being more likely the true figure. Hardly a power house even if you allow for the feature set and efficiency being far superior to 360 and PS3 gpu's.

    Nintendo are masters at making humble hardware perform well. I'm still amazed at what the 12 gflops wii gpu can do when it comes to graphics but then cartoon graphics are far less demanding than realistic graphics that need superior lighting and more varied textures.

    I hope Nintendo come up with a decent home console next generation. Something that can run decent versions of multi-format games in addition to Nintendo's own amazing games.

    I mean the wii u gamepad doesn't even have analogue triggers. I hope their next controller is a decent design too. Especially as Nintendo sells more to children it should be a smaller more comfortable design not a whacking gert slab with short battery life.
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  • Wii U-exclusive Captain Toad enters UK chart in 16th

  • BonzoBanana 05/01/2015

    If you search around there are plenty of places with excessive prices for games. Not just 'Game'. I find them very good value some of the time and have bought many games from them. Most of the time I buy elsewhere. I do feel people need to take onboard that running a game shop on the high street is not cheap. You only have to look at hotukdeals to see how often great deals come up at Game both online and instore. Looking at the site at this moment in time 3 of the 5 hottest offers in the gaming section are from Game. I don't get the hate, no one is forced to buy from them and its great to still have a gaming store on the high street to browse. Reply -1
  • Reader's top 50 games of 2014

  • BonzoBanana 03/01/2015

    What is the formula used for working out the positions?

    It's just some consoles have a larger installed base so they will be better represented.

    However some consoles had far more games released in 2014 so the number of games would thin the number of votes for each.

    Multiformat games would be over-represented because they exist on multiple systems and can pick up more votes.

    Unless there are adjustments made the results are pretty random surely. Not knocking Mario Kart its an amazing game which I love but I wonder what percentage of the readership out there have actually tried it considering the small wii u userbase in Europe. As a wii u owner with no interest in smash bros or Bayonetta its the only wii u game I could vote for yet for other systems I own there may be 5-10 titles I've really enjoyed.

    I think the error is compiling one list with mixed formats because in mixing the formats all meaning to the list is lost. It should be top ten by format for the year.
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  • Student-made Ukip parody game upsets Nigel Farage

  • BonzoBanana 23/12/2014

    The reason UKIP is popular with many people is because the 3 main parties have built up a total national debt/liabilities of about 150,000 per tax payer or 78,000 for every single person in the country. We have to pay interest on this debt and its a huge burden.

    Basically you have the status quo being utterly incompetent politicians and their idealist supporters and you have a party like UKIP that aren't associated with this madness.

    Even on this thread you can read comments from people who are utterly clueless about economic matters and pretend there is money for all and seem to ignore this burden.

    UKIP can be very unsavoury with regard some policies and some of their top people are clearly unsuitable for power.

    The UK is going to be much poorer in the future and its going to be a real culture shock to a lot of people. The longer we keep spending money we haven't got the more huge this adjustment will be in the years to come. I don't want to lose the NHS or the justice system or the safety net but its the stupidity of those who pretend there isn't a problem and the existing parties are ok that are creating that possibility.

    Sadly I don't think UKIP are the answer but at least they are facing the reality of the problem unlike the 3 main parties but then they caused the problem in the first place so they want to brush it under the carpet.

    So we ridicule Farage when he is the only politician pointing out the scale of the problem and the parties that have spent money we never had and lied to us over the years are seen as a sensible option despite the huge damage they have done to our economy.
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  • CVG to close

  • BonzoBanana 19/12/2014

    Still have the early issues somewhere. I remember typing in the listings and even trying to convert some games to work on different computers. I remember a football manager game which I think was for the Sharp MZ80k and I tried to run it on my Dragon 32 after altering the basic. Got it working eventually if I remember rightly but the screen was messy.

    I loved the magazine and it really should have become a major gaming site but I seem to remember problems with browser compatibility or having to signin to access content. The web site always seemed a bit poor and I guess it just died because of it. The whole web site thing seemed mis-managed and wasn't as well done as eurogamer.

    I'd not visited the C&VG site for quite some time and actually probably wasn't even sure it still existed for some time too.
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  • Last-gen revisited: Far Cry 4

  • BonzoBanana 18/12/2014

    If both ps4 and xbox one focused more on being a games console rather than all round media centres I think more could be achieved with them anyway. Imagine if a game actually had every asset available to it including the 8GB of memory, all 8 cores and every scrap of gpu performance both consoles would be a step up in power. Personally I'd be more than happy with this. I.e. you put a disc in and it plays that or it boots to a simple menu that lists games installed. If you want all the media centre stuff it has to be loaded like a separate application or game. Even the wii u loses half its memory to its OS and has to share memory bandwidth and cpu power to it. Maybe if wii u games were designed around 2GB of system memory it would have faired better. Reply +2
  • Judge allows lawsuit over Killzone Shadow Fall's 1080p graphics to proceed

  • BonzoBanana 18/12/2014

    I'm not so bothered about false claims of software resolution but what I think console manufacturers should be held up for is false claims about hardware. This was something that both Microsoft and Sony did in the past but I don't think they are doing now. However if someone buys a console like the ps4 because he has been given information that the console can comfortably produce fully 1080p graphics but in fact those graphics are actually heavily compromised to achieve that resolution then to me that is unfair. In this instance if Sony used 1080p as a major part of their marketing then it is important that they get their arses kicked legally. The trouble is though you could create a game that actually looks worse but is fully 1080p by every definition. What if you had a game that while outside in the game world the graphics were very poor but inside in small rooms they looked amazing and that was the only images featured on the box art. It's very difficult to cover all bases. Clearly Sony want to impress consumers with their hardware to get them to buy it.

    Personally I feel there should be full disclosure about the technical hardware of any console. Independently tested so consumers can always make a informed choice about performance as part of their buying decision.
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  • What today's space sims can learn from Colony Wars

  • BonzoBanana 07/12/2014

    Seemed incredibly good in its day and a visual masterpiece. Graphics still seem acceptable today amazingly. If only I had time to re-visit these classics but I've got to much current stuff sitting on the shelf to play. Reply 0
  • First-person space survival sim Adr1ft debuts gameplay footage

  • BonzoBanana 07/12/2014

    This looks like it could be well worth playing. A new angle on the fps genre. Hope its got a proper campaign and your not just floating about kicking other players arses as they float by. Reply 0
  • Face-Off: Grand Theft Auto 5 on PS4 and Xbox One

  • BonzoBanana 23/11/2014

    I don't understand the conclusions made. If the ps4 suffers most with fast driving then surely that is a data streaming issue. More cars do not need much in the way of cpu power. Consoles like wii u with limited cpu power perform brilliantly for games like need for speed most wanted. Normally in such an instance it is a limitation of bringing in new data at speed. Were both games digital downloads or on optical media? Was the ps4 doing any other tasks like background downloading or storing video of gameplay? How was the xbox one configured in comparison. I don't think the xbox one actually has a cpu advantage but maybe it does have a data streaming bandwidth advantage? If the xbox one had a cpu advantage we would have seem this in many other games. If the xbox one has a streaming advantage under heavy load then driving games are surely this type of a game would be a good indicator of this. For all we know the xbone has a less fragmented hard drive and the ps4 is chock a block with fragmented data. Alternatively the xbox one features a better hard drive model or is the new 1tb version of the console.

    So many variables to draw conclusions now but if digital foundry want to test streaming of data between consoles. Find out what hdd model is fitted to an xbox one and buy the same model for the ps4 and install. Then completely format both and make sure all background tasks are disabled on both consoles. Then perform the same test on download copies of this game. Perhaps then we will know if the xbone has a streaming of data advantage for downloaded games. Then perform the same test again with optical media of the same game which might assist ps4 as I believe it can stream from both optical and hdd simultaneously where as xbone only uses the optical disc for the initial install.

    The conclusions of this article seem poorly thought out at best. There are already a huge number of games that push cpu resources that show the ps4 has an advantage over xbone.
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  • Half-Life 2: 10 years on

  • BonzoBanana 16/11/2014

    Half Life, Half Life 2, Episode 1, Episode 2 they are all pretty amazing. The only thing I remember being disappointed with is the episode where you spend much of the time underground. It was visually dull and not much gameplay variation. Generally the most amazing story driven single player experiences which seems to be under huge pressure nowadays with developers happy to knock out more simple multiplayer experiences.

    In the absence of Half Life 3 I hope Bethedsa keep bringing out their fantastic single player experiences like Fallout 3 and Skyrim.

    First played Half Life 2 on the original xbox and still remember the feeling of anticipation and excitement as the train rolled into the station at the very beginning.
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  • PlayStation TV review

  • BonzoBanana 16/11/2014

    So for 85 I get a micro console with little streaming services, poor media functionality, expensive access to retro games plus vita games on a big screen tv that might look a bit rough round the edges and possibly play ps4 games with horrible lag. No controller included. Seems half-baked and destined to fail badly but then perhaps Sony's expectations are low.

    14 months from now it will probably feature in the Game January sales for 29.99. It's hard to see who the customers are for this with its present functionality. A ps3 12gb is 150 with a 40 controller included. So that's 25 real difference between them. One is hugely more powerful, also a full feature 3D blu-ray player, capable of more advanced gaming experiences, 7.1 multichannel sound, tons of other features.
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  • Apple iPad Air 2 review

  • BonzoBanana 25/10/2014

    I prefer Android and don't like getting shafted by Apple prices but it does look a nice product. I also don't see the point of a tablet powerful enough for reasonable gaming without a decent way of controlling the game. So ultimately its reduced to trivial low tech games, browsing etc which this is overkill for. Reply 0
  • 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.
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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 +3
  • 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


    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.

    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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