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  • Face-Off: The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt

  • DaltonBay 25/05/2015

    @Suarez07 I've enjoyed his videos for a long time now & it's great to see his subscription count going past 5000. He's objective, his deliveries are pleasant &, on occasion witty. What I also like, is that he spots many things that I miss, things that make me appreciate & enjoy my games even more. I look forward to watching his review for the game & also his patch update videos. Reply +3
  • DaltonBay 25/05/2015

    NX Gamers face-off is up now. Reply +1
  • DaltonBay 24/05/2015

    @Beva78 It's funny that you mention UKIP as I've seen a lot of parallels over the last couple of days on this thread, i.e:

    A man who has the ability to see what is wrong & speak up about it, and then has to contend with over-sensitive souls who cannot see his original point. These people then continually misconstrue this point & then brand the person incorrectly. For example:

    Farage is against 'open-door' immigration. He can see that the countries infrastructure cannot cope with an annual immigration figure of +300,000, net, & that is just the official number. He wants to bring it under control. Yet somehow, this man is being portrayed as a xenophobe by the corporate media. A man who himself is the son of immigrants & who has a German wife.

    In the case of Ironsoldier, he has rightly (IMO, as he is not a sheep), spoken up about the deception by many publishers/developers, irrespective of how good the finished product is, or how good it still looks. We were shown one thing & received another. I'll say it again, it is just like that burger scene from Falling Down.

    Whilst I don't always agree with Ironsoldier, I am 100% with him on this subject. I like a good debate & personally, I think that the comments section would be much more boring without him.
    Reply +6
  • CD Projekt tackles The Witcher 3 downgrade issue head on

  • DaltonBay 21/05/2015

    This thread is just about the downgrade of the visuals, & not how good the game is (& it is bloody good!). That is another subject altogether.

    This is about deception, & raising expectations (from a graphical perspective), only to fall some way short. As soon as these initial videos/trailers are shown, most of the time, the option to pre-order these titles follows suit. So in a way, they are selling you the game at the point of their reveals.

    Whenever I think about this subject, I always think about that burger scene in Falling Down.
    Reply +2
  • Performance Analysis: The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt

  • DaltonBay 20/05/2015

    @thebreadlord The Order does look great, but let's face it, the play areas are tiny, the interaction is extremely limited, the A.I. is non existent, it has limited physics, & generally there is very little going on. If all these areas were ramped-up, then I very much doubt if the graphics would have been as good. Reply +3
  • DaltonBay 20/05/2015

    Well said Jonamok! I'd much rather the extra grunt in the PS4 be used on things like better performance, AA, & texture filtering, than just shooting for 1080p all the time. As the generation wears on &, hopefully, as the games become more ambitious, surely it will become necessary to sacrifice the resolution. Reply +2
  • DaltonBay 20/05/2015

    So is the game struggling because of a lack of grunt provided from the latest consoles, that it needed a lot more optimization, or that CD Projekt may have stretched themselves too thin? On that last point, previously CDP have worked on one game at a time, on one format at a time. This time around, they have catered for 3 systems, whilst also developing Cyberpunk for 3 systems at the same time.

    I suppose that the answer lies in all 3 questions. Despite its technical hiccups, the game is fantastic & already feels like it will become an all-time favourite of mine.
    Reply +3
  • Digital Foundry on the Assassin's Creed Syndicate reveal

  • DaltonBay 14/05/2015

    There's always a compromise! Last time round it was performance this time it looks like the atmosphere, NPC count, & effects will be dialed back. Which in turn will take away from the Victorian experience (packed with people & dirty, smokey, foggy environments).

    What is the cause? The latest consoles not having the power to create a busy, atmospheric world with no performance issues? Or is it because Ubisoft are not allocating a large enough development window & are just rushing these games out. Or, are they just not as skilled as some of their peers?
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  • Performance Analysis: Project Cars

  • DaltonBay 06/05/2015

    @FMV-GAMER I think that GT7 will look & run better than this, but as you alluded to, there will be areas where I think that it will be inferior. To start with, I think that there will be less cars on the tracks & I don't believe that the AI will be nowhere near as good. GT7 also has a clear budget advantage, longer development window, & Polyphony only has to cater for the PS4. Reply +1
  • Goodbye, P.T.: Inventive, brilliant, and troubled

  • DaltonBay 28/04/2015

    @SpaceMonkey77 Absolutely! However, I was also thinking along the lines for those that are seeking something a little different. Reply +1
  • DaltonBay 28/04/2015

    @mo0trix P.T. Could have run on a PS3/360, it's quality doesn't stem from the capabilities of the PS4. It's great because it's makers have an imagination & the publisher (at least for this teaser) allowed them to exercise it.

    I'm hoping that Everybody's Gone to Rapture will help fill the void.
    Reply +4
  • Gears of War remaster set for Xbox One - report

  • DaltonBay 25/04/2015

    I was hoping that after The Master Chief Collection, the likes of Gears (trilogy), God of War (3 & Ascension) etc, would be released as compilations rather than individual titles. Reply +3
  • Microsoft apologises for using PC footage in Xbox One Witcher 3 trailer

  • DaltonBay 23/04/2015

    @GooseUK I suppose that you're right, but my comment was targeted more towards many of the people in this comments section. Reply 0
  • DaltonBay 23/04/2015

    I don't know why MS are being singled out here. I struggle to think of any publisher/developer that hasn't continually deceived us with their trailers. This subject really is a bug-bear of mine as it just goes to show the lack of respect that these companies have for ALL of us gamers. Instead of fighting amongst ourselves, we should be joining together & having a go at these companies that openly treat us like mugs. Reply +2
  • Watch Game of Thrones star Charles Dance record his Witcher 3 lines

  • DaltonBay 22/04/2015

    @stanners987 My mistake! You were right!! Reply 0
  • DaltonBay 21/04/2015

    Great voice & a fine actor. He would have been my first choice as M in the Bond films.

    The Golden Child was the first thing that I saw him in.
    Reply +4
  • Star Wars: Battlefront has 40-player cap, no campaign

  • DaltonBay 18/04/2015

    @WezH The Order does look amazing, but let's face it, there is very little going on & the play areas are very boxed in. This looks to be the opposite.

    As for the visuals in this trailer, they are probably are running on the game engine, but I doubt if they are running in real-time. This has, most likely, been produced on a high-end PC.
    Reply +1
  • The new Shadow of the Beast is one man's dream come true

  • DaltonBay 16/04/2015

    On the Amiga it was all about the art, the music & that fantastic parallax scrolling. I can barely remember the gameplay. I'm looking forward to this though.

    I want a proper update to the Chaos Engine!
    Reply +3
  • Project Cars on PS4 and Xbox One has PC-like graphics settings

  • DaltonBay 16/04/2015

    I don't understand why there are so many complaints, having options is always a good thing in my book. Will you guys still complain if you change a variable and find it much better than the default version, the version that could so easily have been cast in stone had SM not given you this choice? Besides, these options hardly look all that time consuming or complicated. Reply +6
  • Xbox One UK price now 299.99

  • DaltonBay 13/04/2015

    Very tempting, especially those ASDA bundles! Does anyone know if those bundled games/films are digital or physical copies? Reply -1
  • The Digital Foundry 2015 budget gaming PC guide

  • DaltonBay 11/04/2015

    @UkHardcore23 I don't think that either camp has excelled just yet in the gameplay department (although I haven't played Bloodborne yet). My favourite games on each platform are still The MCC & TLOU. Reply 0
  • DaltonBay 11/04/2015

    @UkHardcore23 Forza 5 did have very average: textures, AA, filtering. The environments were hardly expansive either. I enjoyed the game, but it's visuals were not that impressive at all to me. What compounded things, is that the loading screens looked beautiful, but the transition to gameplay was quite jarring. If it didn't run at 1080/60fps, looking the way it does, then I would have been very very disappointed. I'm really looking forward to seeing what strides Turn 10 will have made with Forza 6.

    Forgot to say, I don't think that it's a case of Sony struggling, I just think that they are prioritizing visuals over performance. They could quite easily dial down the quality of their visuals & hit 1080/60. GT7 may prove to be an exception, but then I don't expect it's environments to pack the depth, details & many of the effects that Driveclub has.
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  • Is Bloodborne the next-gen Souls you've been waiting for?

  • DaltonBay 28/03/2015

    NX Gamers analysis is now available, just in case you want a second opinion. Reply +2
  • Arnie's new film channels The Last of Us

  • DaltonBay 26/03/2015

    @The-Bodybuilder Well, TLOTR & The Hobbit are trilogies & as far as I'm aware TLOU is just going to be one film. As for the The Road, it's a very good film, but it just didn't replicate the epic scope of the book. Reply 0
  • DaltonBay 25/03/2015

    @All0ut0fGum one of the things that I love about the game is the epic journey. I'm not sure how they can convey this in a 90-120 minute film. It would have worked better as a tv series IMO. Reply +1
  • Bloodborne dev working on a patch to improve load times

  • DaltonBay 24/03/2015

    NX Gamer has just made a video on software & patches, it's well worth checking out. Reply +1
  • Tech Analysis: Final Fantasy 15 Episode Duscae

  • DaltonBay 21/03/2015

    I know that some people question the point of these early technical analyses, but I really like them & look forward to seeing how much progress has been made by the time the games ship. Reply +6
  • DriveClub Lamborghini expansion due later this month

  • DaltonBay 17/03/2015

    @SeeNoWeevil I really am surprised that you got negged (well not really as this is EG). Driveclub has raised the bar in some many areas: sense of speed, aggressive AI (revisiting other racers after playing DC makes them feel like an dull procession); environments that are full of life, vast, & packed with incredible detail; dynamic racing conditions that throw so many variables your way; & of course, the graphic's. Reply 0
  • DaltonBay 16/03/2015

    @Guy.J. Having played it a lot more now, I'm inclined to agree with you. India looks more crisp/cleaner than it did previously, as do the fly-overs at the start of each race. Reply 0
  • DaltonBay 16/03/2015

    Is it just me, or has this update given the game more jaggies & edge shimmering? Reply +4
  • DaltonBay 16/03/2015

    @Mr-V You beat me to it! I'd like a toggle option for the rubber-banding. Reply +1
  • Here's the first image of Halo 3: ODST on Xbox One

  • DaltonBay 14/03/2015

    Halo:CE is my favourite game in the series but this is a very close second. It's nice to see all the positive comments about ODST on here, pointing out its fantastic qualities. I thought that I was in a tiny minority. Reply +2
  • PS4 sales hit 20.2m

  • DaltonBay 04/03/2015

    One of the good things about these excellent figures is that we should now see a PS5/XB2 & in a traditional guise too (box under tv, using disc's). Prior to the launch of the latest systems many people stated that this would be the last generation of consoles as we know it. These figures tell Sony & MS otherwise.

    As for why they're selling so well, I'd say that a big factor was the length of the previous generation. People wanted new tech & more power; which will hopefully lead to more ambitious games.
    Reply +4
  • Unreal Engine 4 is now free. For everyone. Really

  • DaltonBay 03/03/2015

    Good news! I really liked the U3 engine as it powered many of my favourite games during the previous generation: Batman, Bioshock, Enslaved, Gears, Shadow Complex, Mass Effect, DMC etc. Reply 0
  • Does resolution really matter?

  • DaltonBay 28/02/2015

    I opted for the PS4 because:

    - I've preferred their exclusives over the past 5 years
    - The system was considerably cheaper at launch.
    - It's more powerful (more staying power for the generation)
    - I didn't like having Kinect imposed on me.
    - I really didn't like the initial (reveal) direction that MS was going in with the XB1.
    Reply +107
  • Life is Strange dev promises second episode in March

  • DaltonBay 27/02/2015

    I really enjoyed this too! There are a couple of very amusing moments in it that made me laugh.

    The main character has a look of Natalie Portman about her, especially when she's seated in the class room near the start.
    Reply +1
  • Tomb Raider, BioShock Infinite free via Games with Gold in March - report

  • DaltonBay 25/02/2015

    @Cipherpunkblue That's exactly how I view Bioshock Infinite. I'll also add that it has outstanding: voice acting, music, sound effects, & artwork. I just wish that one could have done a lot more in Columbia, rather than shooting things all the time. Reply +2
  • Performance Analysis: The Order: 1886

  • DaltonBay 20/02/2015

    @FMV-GAMER Great post! I've been saying the same things for ages now. The poor, inconsistent: AI, physics, etc in most games just shatters the illusion for me. I feel shackled, even in open-world games. I want a lot more interaction too, be it with NPC or the environments.

    Also, I don't mind DF chipping-in and giving their views on the gameplay, other opinions are always welcome in my book, & besides, one could argue that gameplay mechanics are a 'technical' aspect of the game.
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  • Assassin's Creed Unity and Rogue shipped 10m copies combined

  • DaltonBay 13/02/2015

    Concerning! This just encourages Ubisoft to carry on as usual with regards to quality control & templates. Reply +4
  • Performance Analysis: Battlefield Hardline beta

  • DaltonBay 06/02/2015

    This current generation of consoles just feels like a '.5' improvement over the last so far. I'm referring to both the tech within them & also the very 'samey' games that we are getting. Reply +1
  • Driveclub's free Japan DLC available now via 3.33GB update

  • DaltonBay 20/01/2015

    @ncBadrock you're not alone! Even on its easiest setting I sometimes struggle to finish in the top 3. My eyesight isn't the greatest & so I really struggle to see the bends at times. My main gripe about the game, is that when I do put in a good stint I still cannot pull away from the chasing pack. Does this game have rubber-banding? If it does, I'd love an option to disable it. Reply +1
  • Xbox One top-selling US console for second month running

  • DaltonBay 16/01/2015

    @scuffpuppies I hope that what you say in your second sentence comes to fruition, but I have my doubts.

    As for the photo adorning this article: get a room Cloudskippa!
    Reply +1
  • Here's what DriveClub's upcoming Japanese track looks like

  • DaltonBay 15/01/2015

    @Slikz Definitely! I paid 35 for it & consider it money well spent. I've had so many hours of enjoyment with it. Reply +4
  • Digital Foundry vs Resident Evil on PS4

  • DaltonBay 09/01/2015

    @adampoole Maybe it's because you played your GC games on a standard tv & saw the WII games on an HD tv? Reply 0
  • PS4 Data Bank dock allows huge storage

  • DaltonBay 07/01/2015

    @AgentDaleCooper You're right it doesn't look too bad, like some small space craft docking on a larger one. I'm very tempted to get this. Reply -1
  • Concept art sheds new light on canned BioShock film

  • DaltonBay 07/01/2015

    I would like to see it being made as a tv show. There is too much to fit into a film IMO. They could base it on the book: Rapture, which is a fine read. As for the director, Frank Darabont would be perfect! Reply 0
  • Digital Foundry: Hands-on with the Halo 5 beta

  • DaltonBay 04/01/2015

    I don't mind these beta articles. I always find it interesting to compare these articles to the final analyses when the game ships & see all the improvements that have been made. Besides it gives us all an opportunity to have a chat & let's face it, it's very quiet on the gaming front at the moment. Reply +8
  • Games of 2014: Alien: Isolation

  • DaltonBay 28/12/2014

    @the_rydster I loved the game, but technically (aside from the decent lighting) it is very average. You'd think that with the relatively small levels & little going on, that anti-aliasing would be better, as well as the frame-rate & character models. The jaggies were so bad that it gave me the impression that the game was running well under 1080p. This was on my PS4. Reply -4
  • Games of 2014: The Last of Us: Left Behind

  • DaltonBay 26/12/2014

    My favourite aspect of Left Behind, was being able to play off the infected against the humans. It reminded me of the covenant-flood clashes in Halo. It was a shame that ND didn't incorporate this into the main campaign for the remaster, but I suppose that this would have taken too much effort. Reply +2
  • Latest Assassin's Creed Unity patch boosts performance

  • DaltonBay 23/12/2014

    @mega-gazz I wouldn't necessarily blame the media. Many of the hands-on previews that I read didn't paint a pretty picture, with all of them citing the various issues that we've encountered since the games launch. I wonder how much of an effect those 900p & 'parity' articles had on diverting the attention of the early adopters from the games real problems? Reply +1