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  • Smaller, cheaper, cooler Xbox One processor in development

  • Dismiss 31/10/2014

    Great, just as I got mine. Oh, well. Reply +2
  • Face-Off: Shadow Warrior

  • Dismiss 27/10/2014

    That was a surprise, I thought this wouldn't be too demanding, given the low price and everything. Reply 0
  • Microsoft announces Xbox One Christmas price cut in US

  • Dismiss 27/10/2014

    Well, I was ready to splash out on a Sunset Overdrive pack next Friday. Hope they clarify this soon for the European markets, not just for the UK. Otherwise, I'll have to wait for the official word, I suppose. Reply +21
  • Sunset Overdrive review

  • Dismiss 27/10/2014

    Yep, 4 games I'm interested in. Time to get an Xbox One. Reply +13
  • MSI GT72 2QE Dominator Pro with GTX 980M review

  • Dismiss 26/10/2014

    @schuelertomas Furthermore, "desirable" rarely equals "affordable". Reply +1
  • Dismiss 26/10/2014

    @Stevonymo LOL, come on! Males need a soft spot to rest their buttocks as well! Reply +2
  • Dismiss 26/10/2014

    @marcsmashing I have those things too (well, apart from the better-performing desktop, as my 670 is getting decidedly long in the tooth and I'm less and less disposed to play sitting at a desk nowadays). Therefore, this is more "desirable" than those things I already have. Reply +4
  • Dismiss 26/10/2014

    Totally desirable. I'd rather get a new sofa, of course, but this is the next best thing I'd want for my living room. Reply +7
  • Apple iPad Air 2 review

  • Dismiss 25/10/2014

    As Richard mentions in the article (albeit not in so many words), the thing with iPads is that the simplistic operating system and the heavily segregated app ecosystem (which is better suited to phones and not media/mobile productivity devices) essentially holds back the state of the art architecture. This problem is essentially reversed on Android tablets, where there's nothing to prevent users from demanding too much from their machine, even if they are using a value product, thus diminishing the user experience.

    For me, selling my iPad 3rd gen and getting a Samsung Tab Pro 8.4 on the cheap (once the new model S hit the stores) was a huge upgrade, comparable to moving from the iPhone 4 to the Nexus 4 in 2012 (best handset I ever owned). And that thing cost me roughly one-third what I had to pay to get the new iPad 3 at launch time! It wasn't the design, the performance or the user experience. It was the freedom to actually configure and use your device the way you want it, without having to go through countless drawers of laughably specialised apps. The freedom to actually be able to access the content itself, without having to go through what the company considers a one-size-fits-all UX. Of course, in order to do that, I had to manually tear out Samsung's own hideous attempts at a guided UX.

    Anyway, what's important is that we're rapidly approaching a point where mobile devices will be able to run and take advantage of actual, full-fat operating systems. Once that happens, tablets will once again become relevant, as the machine that will finally fulfill the promise of the netbook. Till then, there's no point in paying premium prices for barely noticeable annual upgrades. In fact, last year's models will more than likely offer the performance you need at the price you want.
    Reply +1
  • ESRB: In Dragon Age: Inquisition "fellatio is implied"

  • Dismiss 24/10/2014

    "I will bring myself sexual pleasure later,while thinking about this with great respect."
    Exactly what I thought upon learning about the minimum system specs of AC Unity.
    Reply +2
  • Assassin's Creed: Unity's PC system requirements revealed

  • Dismiss 24/10/2014

    Wow, that's pretty intimidating for my system. I think I'll hold off upgrading my PC until we start getting more stable baseline requirements. Wouldn't be surprised if there's another big jump in minimum requirements, once devs start gravitating more towards GPU compute.

    I was planning on playing this on the PS4, anyway.
    Reply +2
  • Microsoft to end free Xbox Music streaming

  • Dismiss 23/10/2014

    So, I suppose that means no Spotify app for neither X1 nor PS4, as they're both trying to push external music services that are not part of the main subscription offering. Shame. Reply +2
  • Valve pulls game from Steam following dev's tweet threatening Gabe Newell

  • Dismiss 21/10/2014

    Monopolies, eh? Reply -2
  • Two discs "wasn't practical" for Halo: Master Chief Collection

  • Dismiss 20/10/2014

    "Practical" as in "feasible" or as in "convenient"? Reply 0
  • The Evil Within review

  • Dismiss 17/10/2014

    Oh no, I was hoping that I wouldn't be tempted to get this one too. Reply +3
  • Killer Instinct Season 2 details emerge

  • Dismiss 15/10/2014

    I'd like to get this if I ever get an X1, but I find the pricing a bit confusing. If I buy the Season 2 Ultra Edition whatever, will I also have access to the Season 1 characters? Or do I have to buy both? I mean a la carte is good and all, but shouldn't there always be a Complete Edition for people who don't want to bother with f2p nonsense? Reply +2
  • Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel review

  • Dismiss 14/10/2014

    @travnail Indeed. Thing is, they didn't cost full-price. Reply -2
  • Dismiss 14/10/2014

    @A_FAN Or you could say it's almost as good as Destiny. Glass half-full and all that. Hey, Gearbox, how about packing up the whole shebang, GOTY, prequel and all in three to six months or so and releasing it on new-gen as Definitive and Complete? I'd buy it at a high price. Reply +1
  • The Evil Within PC debug console commands unlock god mode, infinite ammo, more

  • Dismiss 14/10/2014

    Set mental patients on fire, met a nurse wearing glasses. 7/10 Reply +14
  • Face-Off: Sleeping Dogs: Definitive Edition

  • Dismiss 13/10/2014

    You're doing it wrong. Reply +8
  • Bayonetta 2 review

  • Dismiss 13/10/2014

    @menage Oh, I totally get it, I even did Bayo 1 on the final level of difficulty a couple of years ago, just to get the achievement on 360. It's just that I'd rather have more things to do in an action game, other than mastering an admittedly stellar combat system. In short, I'm more of a Darksiders/original God of War guy, rather than a DMC 3/Ninja Gaiden fan. Don't get me wrong, I loved DMC 3 back in the day, and Bayonetta is to all intents and purposes the peak of that particular school of game design, but sometimes it feels to me like a throwback, and B2 is just a refinement of the first one so far. Reply 0
  • Dismiss 13/10/2014

    Haven't played further than Act IV, but so far I have to say it's good, but too much of a one-trick pony to be truly great. Of course, that's what I thought of the first one as well, so your mileage might vary. Reply -2
  • DriveClub dev "had confidence" servers would work

  • Dismiss 13/10/2014

    Dear God, what a total fuck up this has been. And the funniest thing about this whole snafu is that the game is actually quite decent, even though it's obvious that it's STILL not finished. Reply +22
  • Sony "temporarily holding back" DriveClub's free PlayStation Plus edition

  • Dismiss 10/10/2014

    @sarkster Looks like most online games are not on good terms with God, as this kind of thing happens with almost every launch. Hasn't Blizzard heard of scalable server rental, for example? How about DICE/EA? I bet they have, but they'd rather take the hit for their own reasons. Reply +1
  • Dismiss 08/10/2014

    @discobiscuit I assume it's because they want to reduce their total infrastructure costs by extrapolating on a steady user traffic once the initial demand has died down. They could accomodate the initial surge if they so wanted, but then they would have spent more money with a pitiful return on investment. I suppose this goes for every online game. Reply +8
  • Capcom: no new Darkstalkers any time soon

  • Dismiss 09/10/2014

    But-but... I already had all those games. Reply +4
  • The many styles of Mortal Kombat X

  • Dismiss 08/10/2014

    What about the basic movesets? Are they still the same for every character? Reply 0
  • Console Diablo 3 patch 2.1.0 "just around the corner"

  • Dismiss 08/10/2014

    @visionary To be fair, though, I really liked Infamous SS so this year is not a total loss, exclusive - wise. Plus I got to play some very good indie stuff, such as Transistor and Velocity 2X. Coupled with the third party stuff, it really wasn't a bad year. It's just that the holiday season is rather underwhelming on the exclusive front. Reply 0
  • Dismiss 07/10/2014

    @KevInChester Why the fook would anyone downvote this comment? Reply -2
  • Dismiss 07/10/2014

    Nice, just when no less than 5 of my friends on PSN decided to get the game, more or less at the same time. I suppose that Sony's poor exclusive line-up for Xmas 2014 makes this even more desirable. I know I'll get negged for this, but hey. Reply +17
  • DriveClub review

  • Dismiss 07/10/2014

    I want my MotorStorm :( Reply +55
  • Performance Analysis: Alien: Isolation

  • Dismiss 07/10/2014

    @scuffpuppies I don't know, something at least as accomplished as other cross-gen titles, such as Shadow of Mordor or Wolfenstein? Been a while since I last had to squint past the aliasing. Reply +3
  • Dismiss 07/10/2014

    Actually, I'm quite amazed that DF considers the PS4 and X1 versions "graphically excellent". After spending more than 10 hours playing the game, I'd say that technically speaking this is an utter failure. Even after the 800 MB patch that was released on Friday, the jagged edges are so pronounced I thought I'd cut myself. As far as the cutscenes are concerned, the stuttering is frankly attrocious for a game that is supposedly running off the HDD. If you put this next to Killzone, let alone Infamous, it looks as if it's running on a PS3, apart from the lighting. It's just baffling, as there's nothing that justifies this kind of performance. Models in particular, apart from the alien, are distinctly last-gen. Thankfully, the audio is much more accomplished than the visual side of things and that counts for a lot in a horror game. Other than that, Isolation is a very ugly game, at least on Ps4. Reply +2
  • The patch helps, but Destiny still has a loot problem

  • Dismiss 07/10/2014

    @Pasco Destiny is definitely one of them. I get what you're saying, and I suppose you have played the game extensively in order to form such a strong opinion, but I respectfully disagree. Reply 0
  • Dismiss 03/10/2014

    @Pasco ΟΚ, I'll rephrase. Why not play a game with good enough combat AND a loot system? Reply 0
  • Dismiss 02/10/2014

    @bosseye I suppose you mean legendary armour items, as I've never seen an item I couldn't wear so far on my Titan. My point is that I haven't seen a single locked item yet, does this start happening with legendary items? I'm familiar with how the end game works, but what I wanted to ask is what stopped you from donning that armour piece just for the Light stat? Reply 0
  • Dismiss 02/10/2014

    As far as the main point of article is concerned, grinding for rep is indeed a time-honoured tradition for solo players, but so is getting better/faster rewards when playing with other players. I think it's criminal that players aren't encouraged to play together. Reply 0
  • Dismiss 02/10/2014

    @Pasco Well, is it enough to smack enemies in the face in Diablo? Or does the loot/upgrade system make everything much more interesting and addictive? Reply +2
  • Dismiss 02/10/2014

    @bosseye Wait... Isn't it universally better to get your level and armor up, rather than your main attribute? Or are legendary drops class-specific? I've never seen one, as I dropped off playing at lvl 20. Reply 0
  • Dark Souls 2: Crown of the Ivory King review

  • Dismiss 02/10/2014

    "Bonus"? Reply 0
  • Eliza added to fighting game Skullgirls Encore

  • Dismiss 02/10/2014

    @HASJ Sure, I'll keep this in mind the next time I read a review. Or user comment. Reply 0
  • Dismiss 02/10/2014

    @ARumFellow Not all critique is feminist. Some of it is PC, neo-puritan or what have you. Reply 0
  • Dismiss 01/10/2014

    @HASJ How can I "refute" something that's already out there? Especially because I'm worried about the rise of puritanism, I don't like it when the industry provides the morality brigade with genuine ammunition.

    I'm not judging the game in any way, it may very well be an amazing game. Nor do I object to female fighters or sexy (not sexistic) art. It's just that it might justify some very popular misconceptions about gaming and gamers.
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  • Dismiss 01/10/2014

    @BabyBabyBabyOh After #GamerGate and the kerfuffle with Milo Manara and the alternative covers of Spider-Woman, I'm genuinely worried about artistic diversity in pop culture in the face of rising post-puritanism. On the other hand, there really is no reason for an all-female fighting game, is there? Reply -3
  • Dismiss 01/10/2014

    Dat objectification, though Reply -10
  • The Order 1886: Rummaging around in the toy box

  • Dismiss 29/09/2014

    Here's hoping for a fun, spectacular, possibly forgettable experience. Anything better than that will definitely exceed my expectations. Reply +5
  • Forza Horizon 2 review

  • Dismiss 25/09/2014

    Well, looks like this will out-Motorstorm the Motorstorm crew. Reply -16
  • Nvidia GeForce GTX 970 review

  • Dismiss 24/09/2014

    @FladgeMangle ...or ported from a console with bells on. Reply 0
  • Dismiss 24/09/2014

    This is the card I have been looking for. No other GPU since I got my 670 a couple of years ago has convinced me that it's worth upgrading, purely on a cost/value basis. Reply +8
  • iPhone 6 sold 10 million units in three days

  • Dismiss 23/09/2014

    Well, to be fair to iPhone owners (I used to be one myself, after all), sometimes you just need a phone, and not a pocket PC. Granted, it's a camera, calendar, email and media player phone that also plays some games really well, but it's still first and foremost a Phone, with iOS being more of a UI/UX offering, rather than a fully-fledged OS. Flagship Android devices are more like little PCs, they offer complete file format support and you can personalise them to your heart's content, but I think that they are increasingly losing sight of the original goal of providing a nice phone. Well, apart from Motorola, I suppose.

    On the subject of comparing phone and console sales, well, I would think that Galaxy devices, for example, would fare similarily against the PS4. Heck, even Windows Phones might give it a run for its money.
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