GD71 Comments

  • Rez Infinite review

  • GD71 14/10/2016

    Can we get a VR review please? Because after reading this review I have no idea how it plays in VR. How does it control, what's the view perspective? 3rd or 1st? Does it make you feel sick? There's nothing in this review bar the reviewers history of Rez. Reply -16
  • Yes, there will be Project Scorpio VR-exclusives

  • GD71 18/08/2016

    @Fourfoldroot Why? PC games aren't held back by the need to support older hardware. They scale. They look prettier, have fewer loading times, better framerates, etc on newer vs older hardware. Just like say GTA5 on PS4 vs PS3. Reply +5
  • GD71 18/08/2016

    @Samael_Blackwing On the triangles example, whilst there's not a huge visual difference between the 6000 vs 60000, you could have 10 of those 6000 object models instead. More power doesn't need to just equal prettier stuff, but also more stuff. Open worlds current gen are more populated and lively than they were years ago. Reply +12
  • 1080p Project Scorpio games "will look different" and some "run a little better" than on Xbox One/S

  • GD71 16/06/2016

    Still confusing. He appears to be saying that all Scorpio games will run at 4k, but can be downsampled to 1080p. That's quite different from games being rendered at 1080p on scorpio with significantly better graphics than on Xbox One at 1080p (or less).

    I think that most of us want native 1080p Scorpio games running at 1080p with Ultra settings (to use a PC analogy) as it will look prettier than the same game running at 4K with medium settings.

    I suspect all this messaging will change in a years time when they've sold a few more Xbox One's and can start getting us excited about the upgrade to Scorpio. Devs will offer two profiles that are effectively 4K medium settings and 1080p Ultra settings. You, as the consumer, choose what is most important. Let's face it, it's not going to be significantly more work since they already have those sorts of challenges on PC, and Scorpio is pretty much a set top PC.

    Their messaging thus far has me thinking about buying a gaming PC again (I haven't had one since the PS2 and original Xbox gen). I guess that is win-win for MS though.
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  • Performance Analysis: Bloodborne

  • GD71 24/03/2015

    I've been playing it for a couple of hours (even though in the UK, I picked up the US digital version on PSN). I think it's great. It feels pretty smooth to me, certainly smoother than Demon/Dark felt on the PS3. I'm very happy with it, and it looks tremendous too. The loading times are a little disappointing, but I have to say, they don't feel much different to prev Souls games, and don't feel like 40 seconds, though I guess they must be, as the numbers likely don't lie. Anyway, all I can say is that regardless of framerate or loading times, this is a fantastic game that I am going to enjoy a lot. Debating whether I need to get Dark Souls 2 for PS4 (or XB1) now - only played the first two titles and was looking forwards to 2, but do I need it now? Reply 0
  • The God who Peter Molyneux forgot

  • GD71 12/02/2015

    Anyone else get the feeling that if they ever add the God of Gods feature, it will be designed such that he is overthrown by another player within days and he'll earn a a couple of hundred quid out of it at best? Life changing? The best thing Peter can do is buy some PR out of his own pocket by giving Bryan Ł100k as a life-changing-ish gesture deposit on a house, and close the book on this.

    Would anyone have spent hours clicking on that stupid cube if they'd been told up front that the prize would essentially be to start out in a multiplayer match with more perks than the rest of the players? That they will eventually level up and take your place? Probably pretty quickly knowing the internet. Your vast life changing prize would be 1% of royalties from the game sold during that small window. When everyone has already bought it or forgotten it? That's the life changing prize?
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  • "Majority" of DriveClub owners can now connect online

  • GD71 20/10/2014

    @berelain I neve thought it would happen, but I'm enjoying DC more than FH2 at the moment. It's a huge amount of fun.

    The servers seem to be fine at the moment from a club, time trial, ghost perspective. Even the little in race challenges seem to work.

    It's a bit less solid in muliplayer races where it's very hit or miss joining a lobby. In race it's just carnage though. For me, DC is much more fun as an asynchronous multiplayer. To be honest, I play FH2 that way too.

    I recommend DC if you like racers in general. It's handling is actually very nice, and aside from being frequently too dark during the day, it's very pretty. Plays as well as any arcade or semi-sim racer out there and unlike many it seems to have top notch, up there with FH2, handling.
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  • Bungie reassures fans disappointed that Destiny only has one playable area per planet

  • GD71 28/07/2014

    @The-Jack-Burton OK, maybe you found some different caves. The areas most folk refer to with high level enemies are found in the main area you land in. They are down a set of stairs into what looks like a massive complex but turns out to be a glorified tunnel with high level baddies in the middle. One end opens in the middle of the area and the other off slightly to the side towards the cliffs. Go down either to meet the same high level enemy and come out the other side after using your super.

    There's another cave up the side of one of the cliffs with a high level captain that can also be dealt with via your super charge, grenade, and special weapon. The apparently deep caves actually stop just around the corner.
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  • GD71 28/07/2014

    @The-Jack-Burton you were seeing the same enemy from either end of the same tunnel. Reply 0
  • GD71 28/07/2014

    @Whizzo You can kill those guys with a well aimed super charge from your Warlock. There's a couple of high level and a few low level guys. I took them out with the super and a grenade. Behind them is a small room and a tunnel back to the middle of the first area. There's nothing else there. Reply +2
  • Microsoft moves to calm fear over Xbox One advertising

  • GD71 07/10/2013

    @CaptainKid. Rubbish. Many will. Myself included. Reply -11
  • Phil Harrison on Xbox One: "digital is an unstoppable force"

  • GD71 26/09/2013

    @7M7 Gamers get older. By the end of this new gen, I'll be in my 50s. My kids will be teenagers, they are already gamers. That'll be two generations into gaming. My parents aren't. By the end of the following gen, I'll be a pensioner used to a box under my telly, netflix, and so on. And I hope I still enjoy a game. Who are these people? They aren't todays non-gamers. They you and I, our kids. It's not a short term thing. I seem to recall the same argument regarding iPad a few years ago. Look how that turned out. Even my mother uses one regularly. Reply +4
  • GD71 26/09/2013

    Despite all the anti internet sentiment towards XB1 I really don't think it's going to flop in anyway no matter what folk in these threads think. It's just not. It's going to sell out. PS4 is going to sell out. Some folk will buy both, myself included. Others will buy for the games they want to play. Forza may not be your cup of tea, but its a system seller for many, myself included. As is Xbox Live to be honest.

    MS are also correct. Digital only distribution will come eventually. And you're deluded if you think Sony don't share that view. It's inevitable. And both parties will end up with very similar offerings. You won't avoid it by buying a PS4.

    Buy the console or consoles for the games you want not because of internet scare mongering on the digital future.
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  • Sony announces slimmer, lighter PlayStation Vita redesign

  • GD71 09/09/2013

    Hope the 64GB is sensibly priced, I'd like to trade up my 32GB. Reply 0
  • 14 minute Watch Dogs video shows off hacking, shooting and driving

  • GD71 05/09/2013

    There's a full 1080p version for download from Gamersyde that looks a bit sharper without the youtube compression artifacts. Reply +3
  • GD71 05/09/2013

    I wonder if he just forgot to explain an important detail like the hub that provided CTOS for a given area is located in an adjacent area which you've already hacked. Or perhaps you can access certain devices such as camera's nearby equipment, etc but not the wider network, cell phones, and other undisclosed security equipment. It would seem like a pretty huge flaw otherwise. Alternatively for the purposes of the demo they had it all pre-unlocked in God Mode to make it interesting, if stupid. Reply +1
  • GD71 05/09/2013

    @dogmanstaruk oh - cool! never believe the internet! yay Reply +1
  • GD71 05/09/2013

    Definitely next gen - no way that's this gen. GIven the icons and button presses, must be PS4. Some of you are expecting too much from next gen. GIven the BF4 devs have suggested we expect PC settings, at 720p, on Medium for BF4 on PS4, I think you need to get your expectations in check. Looks fine to me, still excited for this. Reply +3
  • GD71 05/09/2013

    @Uberheertje played fine one mine. It's an embedded youtube video. The only stuff iPad ever has issues with are flash based videos which thankfully EG stopped ages ago. I can't recall the last time I visited a site and had problems on iPad (or Android for that matter). Reply 0
  • Microsoft still hopes for Xbox One digital game trading

  • GD71 05/09/2013

    I think you're all blinkerd if you think this isn't coming to all platforms. They aren't saying they're going to turn off discs. They're saying, for people who choose to go with the convenience of digital, and there's a lot to be said for not having to swap discs between games, that in the near future you'll be able to trade those digital games against new games, or lend them to your mates for family. Why's that bad? They both already have digital downloads with all the DRM that entails on PS3, Vita, and 360. MS are just trying to make it better. I buy all my Vita games digital - but it's frustrating on occasion to beat a game, know you'll never play it, but can't flog it for a few quid to offset a new title. If Digital takes off on both consoles, inevitable prices wars will kick in just like we see on PC and it should mean cheaper games for everyone. Reply 0
  • Xbox One release date announced

  • GD71 04/09/2013

    They have the Forza pack on shopto too. Albeit it's bundled with an extra pad that I don't need. Reply +1
  • GD71 04/09/2013

    @karaokequeen3 wow - I'd rather have that than Fifa from Shopto! Reply -4
  • GD71 04/09/2013

    @DrowJones You incorrectly assume I have a PC. I have a PS3 and 360. The 360 hosts my preferred racer, coming to the One. Project Cars on PC looks interesting, if less fun that Forza though. Fanatec wheels are the best in the business and work on 360 and surely the One eventually. There seem to be high end wheels coming to the One from Thrustmaster and surprisingly Madcatz. Frankly I never set them up - with kids who has the time? I just tossed my 360 wheel in the bin and have a Wheelstand Pro for the Logitech G27 / 360 sitting under the bed. Reply 0
  • GD71 04/09/2013

    @YenRug I keep waiting to be wowed by Drive Club but it's not doing it for me. Looks like it might be entertaining as an arcade racer for a while and if I stick with the PS4, then yes, I'll play it. But I prefer a sim racer and there's only two in consoleland - one of which was a disappointment. Reply -4
  • GD71 04/09/2013

    @rhysmoreby I'm talking right now - at launch. If you aren't interested in racing games - then the PS4 looks like a no brainer. it's likely to have better versions of COD and BF, not to mention Killzone. It's also likely to sport a slicker Watch Dogs. But if you like your racing sims, there's no way Drive Club will scratch that Forza itch. Take Forza out, my PS4 pre order would remain. I'd consider an XB later. But with Forza there, I am so torn. I want the best muliplat experience, but I love Forza. Reply -6
  • GD71 04/09/2013

    @seeafish Depends on the launch game. On either system for the bast two generations the only "sim" racing games worth buying have been Forza and GT. If you're a fan then the console you choose will factor in which platform you can play those titles and their sequels. Reply -3
  • GD71 04/09/2013

    @Cloud9 But how's MS's direction changed from the 360? They've stepped back from everything controversial now. As you say, Live was better online. I'm not convinced Sony have caught up. PS+ is great and I love my free games, but playing online on PS3 and Vita is not on par with Live. I hope they've made strides with PS4 but we're taking a lot on faith with Sony. My entire friends list is primarily Forza racers from 2OldForForza so I haven't seen that same shift, but colleagues that talked of jumping to PS4 stepped back over the past few weeks.

    Many people do make a decision on a single title, whether that be Halo, Forza, GT, or whatever. Especially at launch.

    I'd agree if I expected the PS4 to be night and day better than the XBOne - but I suspect the difference will be less than we see between PS3 and 360. And despite the 360 always being just a little better in muliformat games, I doubt you'd find many PS3 owners wishing they'd bought the Xbox, or vice versa.

    Still a few weeks to decide.
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  • GD71 04/09/2013

    @Cloud9 Is that really guaranteed. There'sa vocal minority on the internet hating on MS. Out in the real world, people don't care that much. And I really think you're underestimating the value of Forza. That was a 360 system seller for many of my mates. It's the key difference between PS4 and XBOne for me. And it's close to making me ignore the GPU gap which I am not convinced is going to be so dramatic in the real world. Reply +5
  • GD71 04/09/2013

    I'm still on the fence. But there's nothing more irritating that yet another PS4 fanboy popping in to troll. It's really unnecessary.

    If Forza were not a launch title, the decision would be easy, the rest of the games I want are multiplatform and likely will look slightly better on PS4. But Forza makes that decision difficult. I'd prefer not to own two consoles this year and as a race sim fan, I've spent way more time on Forza 3 and 4 than on any other games over the past years. GT for PS4 is distant right now, and GT5 was so underwhelming. The temptation is Xbox now, PS4 in a year or two if a Last of Us sequel comes along or GT7 launches as is amazing. Or if down the road the PS4 GPU advantage proves that it matters.

    If you're a FPS fan the PS4 seems like a no brainer - but as a race sim fan I feel like I'd be cutting my nose off to spite my face, for slightly prettier multiplat gfx but no Forza. I'm still waiting on that final push - but a week earlier helps.
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  • Microsoft points to all-in-one nature of Xbox One in price debate

  • GD71 30/08/2013

    I can understand the all in one approach. When have after-market accessories ever truly succeeded? PS Eye? Circle Pad? Kinect? Sega 32x? Xbox HD DVD? I get that people don't see a need for Kinect - I don't either. If it's an optional extra you can bet few Devs will tinker with it either. But if, like voice chat on the original xbox, everybody has one - then maybe Devs will come up with a use for it that nobody's imagined. Maybe it will add subtle but cool features to games in the future. Maybe it'll provide additional control options in RPGs or FPS games where lack of buttons result in menus? I dunno. But it's sure that if it's optional, it'll never happen. With everyone having one, just maybe there's a chance for it to surprise.

    For the record, I'm not sure which console I will buy yet - I have both on pre-order and despite being a long term XBox fan and in particular Forza fan, I am still leaning towards PS4. My heart says Forza. My head says more GPU power. I don't know what's going to win out. I currently have 360, PS3, Vita, and the kids have 3DSs - so no fanboy - well maybe towards Forza.
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