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  • 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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  • How to find Destiny Skywatch loot farming location

  • Dismiss 22/09/2014

    @telboy007 I'm saying that engrams shouldn't give items according to the player's level, but according to the mob that dropped it. If the engram drops from a low-level mob, it shouldn't give items of a level much higher than the mob who dropped it. Thus, farming low level trash mobs would become pointless, while you would still have the option of farming higher level mobs, if you're so inclined. Reply 0
  • Dismiss 22/09/2014

    Granted, the random factor is a big part of this kind of game, but low level trash mobs dropping legendary engrams for EVERY level is utter crap. There should be some kind of level-gating, so that lvl 8 mobs, for example, would drop items only useful for lvls 7-9. As it stands, farming a cave is the better option if you want to start getting ready for raids. Reply +6
  • Hyrule Warriors review

  • Dismiss 17/09/2014

    @sadakos_fury The site itself is fantastic, that's why I keep reading it. The amount of negativity and/or prejudice in the comments, though, is... wait for it, preposterous. You did realise I was making fun of the usual community response, didn't you? I thought that "/s" thing for sarcasm is... er, a thing. Reply 0
  • Dismiss 17/09/2014

    So much shilling today. Cue cries of "PREPOSTEROUS!". /s Reply -29
  • Destiny review

  • Dismiss 17/09/2014

    @dogmanstaruk Yep, that was exactly the case for me as well. I was just about to write it off and return to Diablo when two good friends showed up and took me to a strike. It was a really satisfying experience, and it took some real skill (provided you do it at the intended level, of course). Now I can't stop playing. Still, the single player side of things should be better and character development options should not have been held back for DLC. Reply +2
  • Dismiss 17/09/2014

    @UncleLou Totally agree. Even though I wouldn't say there's a huge difference with vanilla Diablo III. Reply +1
  • Dismiss 17/09/2014

    Yep, after playing a Strike with good company for the first time last night, this would be my score as well. As an MMO shooter, it can be glorious. As the follow-up to Halo, it could never live up to expectations.

    Well, I suppose it could, if they bothered to add a fully fleshed-out story campaign. But that would be two blockbusters in one, and Activision are not known for their generosity. Even though they led people to believe that that's exactly what they would be getting. In fact, the expansion with the third subclass should be part of the main game.
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  • Sony insists Vita is here to stay

  • Dismiss 12/09/2014

    @TheEarlOfZinger Who knows, personally I think that it shows Sony is abandoning the Vita altogether, as they are robbing it of its single remaining killer feature. Could go either way, I suppose, but I wouldn't bet on it. Reply -1
  • Dismiss 12/09/2014

    @TheEarlOfZinger Nope, http://www.engadget.com/2014/09/03/sony-ps4-remote-play-coming-to-z3/ Reply 0
  • Dismiss 12/09/2014

    @TheEarlOfZinger You mean like what they already announced for the Z3 series? See where this is going? Reply 0
  • Dismiss 12/09/2014

    @Lync Well, despite looking basic, it is an expansive game. I'm pretty sure that the 3DS doesn't have the memory to run it. As far as the WiiU goes, I suppose it would be available if it were easy to just port over the last-gen code, but it probably isn't easy enough to justify the investment. Hypothetically speaking on both counts, of course. Reply +1
  • Dismiss 12/09/2014

    That's right, it really is going nowhere. Such a shame, I really did love this, and to be honest, I really can't go back to the 3DS, it's such an eyestrain in comparison. So, I guess I'll just stick to my laptop for gaming while on vacation, mobile games are fine for commuting, anyway. Reply +4
  • Nintendo shows off NES Edition 3DS XL

  • Dismiss 12/09/2014

    That's cool, I don't have plans to buy the 3DS in any form, after I got duped with the vanilla one. Reply 0
  • Performance Analysis: Destiny on Xbox One

  • Dismiss 11/09/2014

    Oh, good. People might start liking it a bit more now. Reply -3
  • Destiny thrills, but the big picture rings hollow

  • Dismiss 11/09/2014

    @TheEarlOfZinger Yeah, I was being a bit sarcastic there, as people seem to have made their minds about it, even those who clearly haven't played it or who were expecting a new Halo game. Reply +3
  • Dismiss 11/09/2014

    Much as I'm ashamed to admit it, I think I like it. It really has that Halo vibe, great production values and it pulls you in with the co-op and the upgrades. Didn't expect a living, breathing persistent world from an FPS looter. I suppose it could do with more setpieces and more variety, as it currently feels more like a platform, rather than a standalone experience. Still, it's very good, especially the multiplayer. Reply +1
  • Dismiss 10/09/2014

    @peterfll Indeed, as soon as the Gravemind (I think) made its appearance, the plot started falling apart quite rapidly. Reply +6
  • Bayonetta 2 release date set for October

  • Dismiss 05/09/2014

    @simsini Well, you can also look at it as though B1 is definitely not free, as was initially announced. Personally, I don't really care for B1, as I have it already, but I don't like it. Reply +1
  • Dismiss 05/09/2014

    Wait, the solus version doesn't even include a digital copy of the original? If so, the original announcement was somewhat misleading. Reply +6
  • Elder Scrolls Online dev confirms lay-offs

  • Dismiss 04/09/2014

    Figures. Literally and metaphorically. Reply +5
  • Watch Dogs: Bad Blood expansion coming this month

  • Dismiss 03/09/2014

    Oh wow, are we at this stage already? Haven't even finished the story yet. Damn Diablo. Reply +8
  • After a decade away, Dragon Quest returns to PlayStation

  • Dismiss 01/09/2014

    Here's your template, japanese gamers, now buy some PS4s, please. Reply +14
  • PlayStation 4 version of Persona 5 revealed

  • Dismiss 01/09/2014

    This was the only reason I was holding on to my PS3 (well, this and BR playback), but now it seems I don't have to anymore, on both fronts. So, how shall we fill that empty rack space, now, I wonder. Reply +3
  • Sony's Pre-TGS 2014 press conference live report

  • Dismiss 01/09/2014

    Yeah, well, that's even more indifferent to me than Hyrule Warriors. I guess it will push some PS4s in Japan. Reply 0
  • Dismiss 01/09/2014

    So, let me get this straight, P5 is coming to the PS4 eventyally? That means I can safely relegate the PS3 to the bedroom and replace it with an X1, probably. Reply 0
  • Metal Slug 3 coming to PS4, PS3 and Vita this winter

  • Dismiss 29/08/2014

    Really, what's keeping them from releasing all 6 (I think) games in a collection? Wasn't there a comprehensive release on Windows at some point? Reply +6
  • BioWare's Shadow Realms is a pleasant surprise

  • Dismiss 29/08/2014

    So, is this akin to a modern day Hunter: The Reckoning? Not bad, but it's not surprising it's not being pushed to the forefront. Reply 0
  • Blizzard hires Hearthstone pro to help design the game

  • Dismiss 29/08/2014

    Good, Hearthstone needs some very big changes in my opinion. It doesn't reward clever deck-building and card synergy nearly as much as it should, resulting in too many "optimal" decks and too powerful cards which do not complement specialising. Sure, it has a fantastic UI and a very competitive environment, but it does need more variety and depth. Then again, I haven't bothered to check out the expansion yet, so some of my criticisms might be outdated. Reply +3
  • Performance Analysis: inFamous First Light

  • Dismiss 28/08/2014

    @UkHardcore23 Personally, I do care about stuff like that. Squeezing a few extra fps this soon out of an already very impressive gfx engine is a mildly positive and definitely interesting development for those who are somewhat into the technical side of things. Reply +10
  • Dismiss 28/08/2014

    Unlocked for me. Dunno, it just seems to play better and the receiver seems to take care of the most extreme cases of judder, as I've found it hardly noticeable and usually I tend to notice such things. Reply +28
  • PlayStation Plus gets Velocity 2X, Sportsfriends and TxK in September

  • Dismiss 27/08/2014

    So, we're getting the brand-new Velocity sequel, plus an excuse to dust off our dormant Move controllers? Plus TxK and a couple of Cross Buy stuff (I think Playstation Bros is Cross Buy PS3 > Vita). Well, that's gotta be worth 5 euros or so. Reply +6
  • Pokémon fighting game Pokkén Tournament announced

  • Dismiss 26/08/2014

    Sigh, that explains a lot. Reply 0
  • inFamous: First Light review

  • Dismiss 26/08/2014

    It's a good time for more Infamous SS DLC, but standalone? I don't see it. I always thought the Infamous games were unfairly maligned, so I'm expecting some decent fun out of this one. Reply +3
  • Amazon acquires Twitch for $970 million

  • Dismiss 25/08/2014

    How about developing a plug in for mobile browsers for starters. And then just making sure that all platforms are included. Reply 0
  • Until Dawn may be the horror-themed Heavy Rain you've been waiting for

  • Dismiss 25/08/2014

    @Bruh Erm, that's kind of the whole point of this release, isn't it? To recreate a cheesy teen horror movie in game form? Reply +7
  • Bloodborne is a Souls successor with serious bite

  • Dismiss 22/08/2014

    Now, if only I could shake that ominous feeling about The Order 1886, it would be a good point to start feeling food about the new gen. Reply +3
  • Video: Killing Floor 2 gives you guns animated at 200fps

  • Dismiss 21/08/2014

    Correct me if I'm wrong, but I think that this doesn't have to do with screen refresh at all, it's literally 200 frames of animation per second, as in every weapon goes through 200 different frames of animation per second while using them. Reply +16
  • P.T.'s craziest Easter egg translated

  • Dismiss 21/08/2014

    The radio drama reference pretty much wraps it up. Reply +1
  • Forza Horizon 2 proves the driving genre is back at its best

  • Dismiss 20/08/2014

    Looks good. Now where's my Motorstorm and Burnout? Reply 0
  • Performance Analysis: Diablo 3 at 1080p on Xbox One

  • Dismiss 20/08/2014

    @oliverhoward Try playing Rakki Crossing (act 3) with that configuration. Don't be surprised if you see 18 fps or so in congested areas. Reply 0
  • Dismiss 19/08/2014

    Yeah, well, optimisation is fantastic and all, but really, I think that most console gamers are now tech-savvy enough to be able to choose their own performance profile. Just add a performance/image quality toggle and this nitpicking will become a thing of the past. After all, I might have a TV/receiver with a top of the line scaler, so I wouldn't mind dropping to 900p. Other people might prefer a full-on eye candy experience with incidental drops below 30 fps, depending on the genre. Reply +2
  • Dismiss 19/08/2014

    Well, it's not like the PC version is always, 100% locked at 60 fps. Even on an 670 GTX, which is by no means high-end but it's no slouch either, I've seen occasional drops to the low 50s, and even in the high thirties on extreme scenarios. It might not be a very demanding engine, but the sheer amount of effects and enemies will make it buckle occasionally, especially when playing co-op. Reply +22
  • Tomb Raider, Vita's no-show and the mystery of 10m PS4 sales

  • Dismiss 19/08/2014

    Sure, there's a refreshing lack of corporate BS, but there's also a distinct lack of information, as well. "We're selling more than our rivals? You don't say! Guess we don't have to do much to reel people in, then!", seems to be the gist of this.

    Fair dos, the meticulously planned rollout, as well as the investment in specs and design seems to have paid off many times over, but surely people who got the machine need a little bit more to go on? For example, are there any unannounced AAA titles that are targeting 2015 for release? Is Uncharted 4 the only AAA title being developed by ND right now? Dunno, something. Even a confirmation for TLG on PS4 would be nice, even if it wouldn't see the light of day till 2017 or whenever.
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  • Diablo 3: Ultimate Evil Edition guide

  • Dismiss 19/08/2014

    Really tempted to get this for the couch co-op, but I'm not sure I can face playing through the story again and levelling from the start with no leftover gems and paragon points to speed things along. Reply +1
  • Xbox boss Phil Spencer makes case for Tomb Raider exclusivity deal

  • Dismiss 18/08/2014

    Look on the bright side, guys. Without MS funding, this might have ended up as another Lords of Shadow 2, being cross-gen and all. Wouldn't you rather have a great exclusive game rather than a botched multiplat sequel that would probably seal the fate of the IP forever? We need games to be as good as they can be. If Square needed the money, then they did well to get it. I doubt that MS paid them more than the projected sales on PS4 at the end of 2015. It's just blunting the risk. Reply -3
  • Dismiss 18/08/2014

    @bad09 Just playing devil's advocate here, but if I had the sequel to such a well-loved franchise as an exclusive, with a top class game producer, a top class film director and a well-loved TV actor on board, I think I'd be shouting it from the rooftops, even if it was a "Holiday 2016" exclusive. Even if it was justto offset another recently revealed "Holiday exclusive". Reply +6
  • Dismiss 18/08/2014

    @MattEvansC3 I think it's a basketball term, ie. lunging with your neck and chest towards one direction to fool your opponent into thinking you're going to go that way and then dribbling the ball in another direction. Reply +2
  • Dismiss 18/08/2014

    Of course it's an attack against competing consoles and I, for one, don't have a problem with that. The only thing that troubles me is the lack of transparency. The actual length of the deal might influence the way I choose to spend my gaming budget. Of course there's going to be other factors that will determine whether I'll get an X1 much sooner than Christmas 2015, such as Sunset Overdrive reviews. Thing is, with cross-gen releases such as ROTR you know that even ageing PCs will be able to handle them probably better than the X1. Therefore, it might make no sense factoring this in an X1 purchase. Reply +3
  • World of Warcraft subscription prices will rise in November

  • Dismiss 18/08/2014

    The subscription model needs to die in my opinion. It's specifically tailored for people who are content to devote their free time to just one game. Those players do get a lot for their money, but the current state of the market is moving away from stationary day - long gaming sessions. The development and maintenance of the game could be funded through more frequent "full" expansions which the players would have to pay for just once. Reply +1