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  • BioWare surveys fans for Mass Effect 4 input

  • GamesConnoisseur 15/07/2014

    @Histeria

    Asking for idea may not be the right comment, but still, we do not see James Cameron/George R.R. Martin asking fans for their input on which features they would want to see more of in the next project?!

    That may indicates a lack of confident in what makes the franchise work?

    Its may be better to say its more of a question of how to balance the 'ownership' of the favoured franchise, such as Kickstarter projects where feedbacks are more crucial but it also can be a difficult process.

    With Mass Effect trilogy, they never had survey did they? So why now? Especially after the ending hullabaloo and so seem to be trying to win back plus points?!
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  • GamesConnoisseur 15/07/2014

    Second that if BioWare NEEDED to ask for ideas, then maybe they shouldn't make Mass Effect game!

    Design by the committee is difficult enough, but design by the focus groups/surveys... Recipe for a disaster!

    Need a single same director/writer with a central vision to keep all the elements together, that how most successful franchises began, if not how they ended up. As usually at some point, another person steps in, or the studio/publishers wanting to include more popular theme ie FPS/action/sexy femme fatale etc. then the franchise get diluted, lose focus and so forth.

    But we also expect each iteration to feel new, not stale same old thing. So a balancing act of enough innovations and yet familiarity.

    To be honest I don't feel there's a need for Mass Effect 4, even to balance out the ill feelings from the ending, I mostly want a proper KOTOR game. Heck time is ripe for HD remaster of KOTOR 1 and 2 then brand new KOTOR 3!

    Won't happen... Except in my own head,
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  • Sony: PS4 targeting Wii owners who skipped PS3 and Xbox 360

  • GamesConnoisseur 15/07/2014

    Nothing about targeting Xbox 360 owners?!

    Oh wait, they are almost all already now PS4 owners or will soon be one!!

    Resistance is futile...
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  • What to expect from the Destiny beta

  • GamesConnoisseur 15/07/2014

    I ll be probably one of the few to try both versions!

    PSN pre ordered Destiny, and so doesn't need pre-order key as it ll just download, and my son wanted to try X1 version as he got his mates, and so preordered via Amazon. Got the redeem code entered and waiting for the three keys to be released on 23rd.

    If Jack thought it was guff, then just cancel the preorder, if not then no problem, though my wallet will be weeping!

    As a rule, I try not to get more than one version of the game, as in the past gotten into the filthy habit of getting two or three versions! X360, PS3 and PC. If get another version nowadays, its ll be mostly cos of Steam sale and trading away the other.

    Anyway, I ll be in position to give comments how the each version actually differs, in feel, ie using respective controller, matchmaking/online experience beyond just the standard pixel counting!

    Roll on the Beta.

    For the record, I still totally object to the idea of one set of consumers shelling out same for an inferior/incomplete product, whether its Xbox or Playstation. Also one year timed exclusive, is pretty long to wait and 95%+ of gamers will have moved on! Remember I actually chosen PS4 version as my main version.
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  • Oddworld: New 'n' Tasty UK price gets a little cheaper

  • GamesConnoisseur 14/07/2014

    Note to others who recently defended the $= because of the taxes etc etc in another threads/articles recently, see this is how it should be done!!!! Reply +16
  • Tech Analysis: The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt

  • GamesConnoisseur 12/07/2014

    Witcher 3 will excels on all platform it's certainly look like, yes fully agree that 1080p with tearings are totally unacceptable compared to stable 900p which I would easily live with.

    I m actually considering PS4 or PC version over X1, PC with moddings ability may wins the day eventually. I do often get X1 version of a game over others, mainly if its not too mature for my 12 years old son and that he would love the game!

    Hence The Evil Withins and so on will be only appearing on my PS4/PC and not his X1. That its a bit inferior matters less to me.

    On PC I do often downgrade my resolution one or two steps backward, not because of my PC inability to runs at that resolution with the full effects but because the fonts used for the subtitles can be too small to read!

    I m Deaf and so subtitles are essential for my gaming, so the point is that I often switches between the resolutions, and can see compromises, most of the time are hardly that noticeable. However yes you can see the increases/decreases if you switches between both but over longer run, your mind forgot and get immersed anyway.

    So all the 'lolz 900p gaming, I m playing at 1080p' are meaningless for me, as actually 900p are more than just damn fine!
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  • Civilization Revolution 2 review

  • GamesConnoisseur 11/07/2014

    The game is not an improvement over the last version, I love Civ in all its form, got all games in its series, and most variations of 4X genre such as Empire Earth or Call to Power. Civ Rev 2 as a Civ lite for the mobile is a fine idea, portable empire building on the go.

    Unfortunately there are better strategy game on iPad out now, also if you already got Civ Rev 1 then there's almost no need to get Civ Rev 2. At all.

    Its a dead end research tree, wasted production project, economy tanked, settlers swallowed up...
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  • Seven years after its release, Halo 3's final secret is revealed

  • GamesConnoisseur 10/07/2014

    Meanwhile in 2021, 7 years after the Destiny's release, the final Playstation's timed exclusive DLC, a key plot related strike mission get activated on Xbox platforms...

    Doesn't need to add to the flame, but just got emotionally polluted, as been reading through the angry threads at Bungie.net forums re Destiny!!
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  • Dragon Quest 10 announced for 3DS in Japan

  • GamesConnoisseur 08/07/2014

    @arty

    Yep!! Took me a few good rereading that sentence, before I sussed it was an error!

    Was wondering if I had somehow completely missed the benefit of a 2D in stero with my 3DS for years?!!
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  • Destiny beta release dates, expansions announced

  • GamesConnoisseur 07/07/2014

    @Sildur
    Rare?!

    Exclusive contents for Sony platforms been plentiful, Assassin Creed series, Far Cry 3, Batman Arkhams among others.

    Anyway seem a bit cheeky asking Xbox owners to cough up 150 if they want the top premium collection but yet no access to the DLC exclusives, until 12 months later. By which time, most people would have moved on...!!
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  • Halo 2's Coagulation remastered for Halo: The Master Chief Collection

  • GamesConnoisseur 07/07/2014

    An excellent collection, even though ONLY Halo 2 getting full on Xbox One porting, whilst Halo 1 only porting X360 across, but all four getting 60 fps and I believe 1080p.

    The big thing for me is the ability to play 100 maps on one disc! Everybody who got the collection WILL have access to all those maps and ergo we will all be spoilt for choice!

    Hardly anyone playing UT games, but if Epic were to release UT collection updated for 2014, you bet my ass there would be huge surge of online gaming on UT for a while, and that's to me is worth buying for the collection.

    Second the proposal to port the past classical SERIES to current gen, sure would be better for new games but we all know publishers are too cautious for a good reason. Too many publishers failed to keep afloat and so why not commit to three goals at one time; ongoing strong franchise, new IP/franchise and revitalising past classical franchise. I m all for that.
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  • The grand strategies of Firaxis

  • GamesConnoisseur 06/07/2014

    Alpha Centauri was very special, I sank hours into that and so looking forward to the successor game, heck even going back to the orginial Civilization on Amiga, I still got the game, it was so breathtaking. Totally engrossed into the idea of living through the history.

    There's far less sims around today compared to the 90s, the decade of big heavy game boxes with massive manuals and paper contents! Man, I missed those game boxes of old.

    Long may there will be plenty of food, production and culture to keep Firaxis going!

    /Civ Rev 2 on iPad of course doesn't compare to the mighty Civ V, but still its a reasonable distraction on the bog and elsewhere!
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  • Bandai Namco picks up Slightly Mad's Project Cars

  • GamesConnoisseur 03/07/2014

    Not anyone getting slightly concerned with Namco's getting their deeply microtransactionated-dyed in the wool mittens on Project Cars?! Reply 0
  • NIS America Europe online store launches with "ridiculous prices"

  • GamesConnoisseur 02/07/2014

    @gamefan

    Sorry, even TAKING the taxes into account, doesn't equate to $49.99 = 49.99!!

    Like others will accept a mark up, but not to this level. I love NIS games but will not be purchasing at these discriminatory prices unless NIS EU changes their pricing.

    OTHERWISE we are telling all publishers that we doesn't mind being taken for a ride!
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  • The Witcher: Battle Arena is a F2P MOBA for mobile

  • GamesConnoisseur 01/07/2014

    @CalamityRaven

    There's plenty who so arsed to play regularly on PC, would happily jump at chance to play mobile version while vegging out on sofa etc

    I for one!!
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  • Video: Far Cry 4 lets you cut brakes on cars, stick C4 on elephants

  • GamesConnoisseur 28/06/2014

    True, going by Far Cry 3, after C4ing Elephants, you should then get ultra wallet size that ll be able to hold the stock exchange sized cash!

    But still.. c4 Elephants!! Sick!
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  • What is No Man's Sky? This is No Man's Sky

  • GamesConnoisseur 27/06/2014

    @LR100

    Maybe cos wimmen were only too happy to let men get out of their way by faffing around exploring the universe while they get on with the serious business?!
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  • Sleeping Dogs dev making free-to-play game for 2015

  • GamesConnoisseur 26/06/2014

    @Achtung_Englander

    Yeah, a good example, we often see sequels and reboots in movies. However, their F2P situation doesn't exist as in gaming, other than maybe competing for the same audience with the free to view youtube/streamings.

    Piracy exists for both though. Also Movies relies on income more than just from box offices, there sales from premium movie channels, DVD, TV, repeats.

    Movie industry been around for a long time, there been slump and rise periods of box office sales. We may learn from them.
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  • GamesConnoisseur 26/06/2014

    F2P almost universally poor, forced gameplay mechanics, but there's few gems like LoL, Planetside 2 and Hearthstone. But for every gem we get 20 Dungeon Keepers.

    The question is why?

    It's the economy stupid.

    Just as games industry has moved on from the arcade coin operated days, so 1up, 3 lives, average 3 minutes gaming gave way to an eventual AAA blockbuster franchises as the pinnacle of industry.

    The economy of developing the games gotten more expensive every generation, and with fixed but dropping real term retail price of games. SNES games used to cost 60 and two decades on newest gen games finally gotten back up to 60, but won't stay there long. Indeed the salaries, mortgages, living costs quadrupled since then. Costs of making higher definitions games with far richer multi layered detailed worlds just much more expensive.

    There's just ain't room for anything less than super successful AAA franchises, SquareEnix released their disappointed with the Tomb Raider sales figures. Later revised, but still, a case in point even if strong name like the Tomb Raider didn't sell enough to make it worthwhile?!

    Used to see large numbers of AA games/developers, excellent but not sold in massive numbers dried up. They got shuttered.

    So it is economy that encouraged the rise of smaller and affordable to run indies, going back to the 80s and F2P just replaced the coin operated arcade scene.

    As there are still plenty punters who happily chunked in 10p/microtransactions to keep these going. F2P really not aimed at the serious gamers like us.

    The problem is more about how we, gamers, aren't enough to support the old model. But I am not worried if we still get to see Witcher 3, Evolve etc coming our way.

    We can moans and dump shits on F2P, wails how Namco gone down the drain, how excellent developers has to sell their souls to do F2P.

    It's the economy, stupid.
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  • Huge Witcher 3 leak reveals ending details, monsters, plot

  • GamesConnoisseur 23/06/2014

    'Boob physics eye candy'

    However sexist that unfortunate line is, that still is the most honest thing I come across as to the reason why games are displaying said attributes!

    Come on, how many games down the time, shown breasts far bigger than an average girl, not a single small proportioned pairs I ever come across in any game?!!

    Ergo everyone who is involved with such inclusions are thinking the same if not always explicitly spelled out.
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  • Xbox One plays catch up in Japan with solid launch line-up

  • GamesConnoisseur 20/06/2014

    Good luck, Mwhahaha and all that

    Sheesh

    Of course X1 will not do well in Japan, what with stronger competitors in Sony and Nintendo, as well as dying consoles market what with handheld and mobile gaming.

    Its a strong statement of intent from MS that they will continue to support the weak region with solid line up, obviously some publishers may not bother to include X1 or provide exclusivity to PS4. The advantage of all current gen platforms (X1, PS4, Wii U and PC) being more closer together and easier to port across assets means won't cost as much to include X1.

    Probably more expensive to make the X1 exclusives translated just for the Japanese market with a low install base, than it is for the new multi platform games in Japan to include the X1 version as well!
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  • Halo to stay Xbox One exclusive - for now

  • GamesConnoisseur 20/06/2014

    If they really aren't going to bother with the PC version, then tactically, the best thing for them is NOT to comment on PC question AT ALL.

    So I felt they are either seriously consider the option, ie if X1 sales aren't big enough to float the franchise as much as they need or already committed and scheduled it in, but DONT want to lessen X1 sales until after the release.

    Just look at Rockstar keeping quiet about PC version (plus current gen) just to keep selling the last gen for as long as possible. Heck that what everyone does, cars, Hoover and so on.
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  • Bandai Namco to shut down F2P Ridge Racer Driftopia servers

  • GamesConnoisseur 19/06/2014

    See where F2P gotten your franchises into!!

    The Namco franchises were big in 80s, 90s and starts to fade in 00s.

    Great memories, can you ever match the heydays? Seem very doubtful, as can hardly compete with the big boys doing AAA games and digitial download games plus mobile games been very much a disaster.

    Where next?!
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  • Tech Analysis: Sunset Overdrive at E3 2014

  • GamesConnoisseur 18/06/2014

    Dead Rising 3 was one of most fun game on X1, even with occasionally imperfect frame rates, indeed even GTAV slipped below 30 fps, and yet doesn't kill these games dead last for not maintaining the golden minimum of 30 fps.

    However there are games where its deserves locked or higher frame rates at expenses of effects, resolution or so forth.

    I m simply reserving judgement from calling out Sunset Overdrive, but can say its look like it would surpass anything on X1 as the most fun and fresh game to play.
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  • FIFA 15 Ultimate Team Legends exclusive to Xbox One and Xbox 360

  • GamesConnoisseur 18/06/2014

    @Sunsprie @Grimmy11

    Yeah I m annoyed, mainly cos I just hate seeing half of games fan who bought the game just the same, but get half of the content!

    Two tiered gamers created by the bidding pissing contest between platform holders.

    Fine if secured the franchise for outright exclusive, so not like played the game but still have the contents held back.

    I listed PS4 DLC exclusives as I imagined them based on what goes before (PS3) simply to illustrate both platform owners are as bad as each other. As too often people just pointed finger at MS. Sony secured I believe far more number of DLC exclusives but MS went after the big headlined DLC, COD, GTAIV etc
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  • GamesConnoisseur 18/06/2014

    Yeah damn this exclusive contents shit, never cared for it. Was always a futile wish to see new gen with fresh break from exclusive DLC, but still hoping would see fewer instances but that's unlikely.

    Expect to see Assassin Creed Unity, Batman Arkham Knight and Mirror's Edge 2 with DLCs exclusive to PS4 and MS can do better? Doubt that.

    We already know Destiny got DLC exclusive to Sony, and MS big answer is... FIFA legend? How imaginative but not that I m condoning this shit!
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  • Flashback creator reveals Subject 13

  • GamesConnoisseur 18/06/2014

    Subject 17 I think Desmond was! Reply +1
  • Microsoft's confusing Xbox One cloud message shifts to dedicated servers

  • GamesConnoisseur 16/06/2014

    Mostly MS was just trying to blag, but fallen flat on their face as too confusing.

    Sony did it plenty of times before, emotions in games etc etc, but dedicated servers ARE an important advantage and a massive feature, it can make a lot of difference. Use that instead of stupid Cloud!

    If some games benefits from extra computing server side, then that jolly good but gamers won't really notice anyway! Extra bots running around, changed adverts on billboard and so on.
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  • Tech Analysis: Destiny alpha on PS4

  • GamesConnoisseur 14/06/2014

    Destiny is a nice looking game sure, the explore mode with random spawning missions and enemies, got me bored but also thinking. It's basically the same thing in Halo games but the difference was you always were drawn forward by overall story requirements, that you were invested in the need to beat the objectives.

    If you went back to older areas, its would be lifeless empty or facing spawning enemies.

    Same thing in Destiny, of course it's only in Alpha state and not fair to judge it based on that, but its show how important it is for game designers to maintain an engaging fun every minute of the game. The 20 seconds of fun in Bungie's game aren't solved by continually respawning enemies alone, the drive to level up your character and weapons do help (some rare/uncommon weapons do level up but the common varieties doesn't) but need more than that.

    As illustrated in another of today's article, it's no good having beautiful open world game, if its either not interesting enough or overpopulated with minor stuff requiring you to Lawnmower over them. Not many games really achieve a perfect balance.

    Destiny's Russia map is one of the biggest level I ever come across in a shooter, still finding new areas and so hoping that my experience of going across the same area would be more entertaining in the final release.

    Interestingly, apparently many found the strike co op mission to be most fun, that is because it's was more scripted, tightly focused and so could well be indictative of what to expect from the overall finished game.
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  • Battlefield Hardline beta performance analysis

  • GamesConnoisseur 13/06/2014

    Visceral does have a proven track record for platform parity, and so I m taking them at their words as they earned it. X1 and PS4 can be matched, just that accusations would be that PS4's potential would not be maxed, but then again if Bungie managed to get X1 and PS4 on same resolution and frame rates. Maybe a signs of where developers are more used and comfortable with the hardwares?!

    Played the beta, felt too BF4 for me, great idea though, could easily have been released as DLC to BF4 but if there's lot of contents and modes then fairs enough to release it as stand alone.

    Not sure that's the case based on the beta though.
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  • Final Fantasy 14 boss lobbying Microsoft for cross-platform play

  • GamesConnoisseur 13/06/2014

    @Steve_Perry

    Thought it was just PC, then why doing it second time is not a quick and easy decision?!
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  • GamesConnoisseur 13/06/2014

    Can't see MS agreeing to cross platform with a Playstation!

    Would be great if approved as would be the best message that the new leadership are serious about listening to gamers and putting them first. PC cross platform is nothing radical! But that probably would be it.

    Keyboard thing probably something to factor in for cross communication chat.
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  • Entwined review

  • GamesConnoisseur 13/06/2014

    I was initially thinking oh Journey's level of artistic game, but after getting through 4 of 5 challenges, I must say lost interest totally. Disappointed too. There aren't really much in it other than the old circle your head and circle your stomach in a different directions bit.

    Not suprised with the low score, as that what came away with, very different to my earlier expectations.

    Not read any reviews, and so serves me right!
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  • Super Ultra Dead Rising 3 Arcade Remix Hyper Edition EX Plus Alpha review

  • GamesConnoisseur 12/06/2014

    10/10 for the title! Reply +10
  • Destiny's Xbox One resolution raised after Kinect GPU reserve removal

  • GamesConnoisseur 11/06/2014

    What???!!!

    Same resolution and frame rates?!!!

    Who would believe it after all the hullabaloo and where Sony and Bungie love in seemed complete?!!

    Its a victory for XB1 whatever your position!
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  • Destiny time-lapse: world in motion

  • GamesConnoisseur 11/06/2014

    Clouds can move in different angles due to different layer sure, but some bit of that lovely video looks too 'uncanny valley' when at fixed different angle to each other.

    Perception does matter, as if its feel wrong, doesn't matter if it can do happen in reality, for example in games it would feel wrong if all TPS, FPS fixed to the real world walking or running speed! Instead of zooming across at 20 to 40 mphs!

    They had to revert the running speed to real world speed when using VR.

    I digress, but perception does matter, and some bits of that trailer, clouds does stand out as odd.

    Though every nice looking game. Already preordered for PS4 and so wonky clouds or not, that won't change.
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  • It's time for your latest update on The Last Guardian

  • GamesConnoisseur 11/06/2014

    @KopparbergDave

    Its would be interesting, but fear that EG and others would maybe be cautious cos of appearing racist.

    I think its maybe more about the culture of management, respect and where their employees are more likely to beavering away months on something they know is a bad idea. Cos the boss said. You do not question the boss.

    Are there same frequencies of whistleblowing in general as over here? Strikes?

    Different country, but this kind of respect for authority is attributed as the main factor in so many death in South Korea ferry disaster recently. That no one questioned the captain order not to abandon ship for an hour after the actual damage.
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  • Bleeding red and blue: Destiny's competitive multiplayer cut wide open

  • GamesConnoisseur 10/06/2014

    It's would really suprise me if Destiny ain't fun to play once finished, as much as Halo was, as Bungie has nailed it then, and even more with the multiplayer in Halo 2. Sequels were good but not as refreshing as the first two were.

    Wonder if the disappointment were more to do with impossible high expectations of 'Halo Killer' or being the most refreshing FPS when its night just reiterate a bit of previous FPS but plays in its own way.

    The feel of game being a bit like Halo is a good thing, but yet quite different. So in short what do we really want? More like Battlefield? More like COD? Or none of the above which might be impossible; as there's only so many eras/universes where guns could exists!

    Still the onus is on Bungie to deliver their vision and game, Activison heavily invested and there ll be price to pay if its fall flat on its face, but I doubt that ll happen.
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  • Microsoft launches Xbox Feedback website, asks for your ideas

  • GamesConnoisseur 10/06/2014

    Why there seem to be more idiots comment posts in Xbox related articles than there are in Playstation?

    Could it be that there are far more idiots who doesn't own an Xbox?!

    Its a great idea, pity that it's took MS to change their attitude and priorities after the fact, when many Xbox owners were already clearly not keen on Kinect and the shift away from core gamers.
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  • Dark Souls dev's Project Beast revealed as Bloodborne

  • GamesConnoisseur 10/06/2014

    60fps overrated?

    It's never really overrated or unnecessary...

    Unless using it would necessarily degrade the artistic spectacle for the game, and where 30 fps would very much be sufficient in a slow paced game.

    But should PS4 be capable of delivering both the desired artistic vision and frame rates, then yes would want it at 60 fps! The visual smoothness and near instanteous registers of controller can never be too much!

    Of course it's all about the balance of the budgeting of platform's hardware toward various aspects.

    I m fine with 1080p 30 fps, but didn't plenty people chortles at Xbox One's Tomb Raider for having less frame rates than PS4's version?! Said its made all the difference?

    It's does, but if the end result is more than sufficient playable and easy on the eyes...
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  • Sony had more wow moments, but Microsoft has closed the competence gap

  • GamesConnoisseur 10/06/2014

    Loved The Last of Us, replayed a few times, difficulty mode done, Left Behind DLC done. So forgive me for not getting excited about PS4 version which is just same game with shiner fx. However the same could be said for Halo Collection, but with generous number of games and more importantly, massive multiplayer contents.

    I think on this front, Master Chief easily win it for me personally.

    Both did well, but I don't think Sony got it all their way, though wouldn't be suprised if they polled as a winner.
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  • Watch five minutes of Batman: Arkham Knight gameplay

  • GamesConnoisseur 10/06/2014

    EG use terrible youtube video embedded, I had to go elsewhere to watch proper trailer, which is why I can't tell if The Last of Us remastered is any difference to last gen's version!

    http://batman-news.com/2014/06/09/watch-batman-arkham-knight-gameplay-sonys-e3-press-conference-video/

    Anyway, the GAMEPLAY trailer rocks, no loadings to be seen, and able to go anywhere, I can tell you if I m restricted to three games out of all these announced, Batman Arkham Knight will be one of them!

    /No way I ll stick to just three but you get my drift!
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  • The Last of Us Remastered release date announced

  • GamesConnoisseur 10/06/2014

    TLOU already quite nice looking on PS3, but I gotta say damn the compressed youtube video, as everyone praising the PS4 remastered trailer, but I m unable to see any real difference between PS3 and PS4?!!

    Need my eyes examined maybe.
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  • Nathan Drake returns in Uncharted 4: A Thief's End

  • GamesConnoisseur 10/06/2014

    @IronGiant

    Confirmed as in game rendered rather than per rendered cutscenes? Then wouldn't it have saved us a lot of trouble by stating so?!!

    Captured from PS4 could mean either way!

    Tomb Raider (2013) vibes with those skeletons in gibbets.
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  • Sony's E3 conference

  • GamesConnoisseur 10/06/2014

    Signing off, terrible lag and interrupted streaming, sorry but not gonna stay up for this!! Reply 0
  • Microsoft's E3 press conference

  • GamesConnoisseur 09/06/2014

    Far better than last year, delighted they focused on just games. Few exclusives that I m interested.

    Naysayers will still hate, but its a decent effort with a clear new direction, belated but better than never.

    Look forward to see what Sony's will show, just hope they will match games focus rather than waste minutes on stats and winning the war!
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  • Xbox One launch title Dead Rising 3 spotted on Steam

  • GamesConnoisseur 05/06/2014

    Most zany fun I had on XO, so great news for more gamers to experience DR3! Reply 0
  • E3 2014 guide

  • GamesConnoisseur 05/06/2014

    Morpheus is not for everyone, however much we hoped VR would be the next big thing, and so Sony could do a Microsoft if they went overboard with it, I doubt that, but E3 this year is Sony to lose rather than others to overtake.

    Nintendo absenting themselves from big conference is a wise move, as they knew too tough to compete, so eyes will be watching MS to see how much they have learnt their lessons!

    Its will be great for gamers everywhere if we see more games and games at E3, but still feel that there is questionable breadth of the titles, that the diversity is getting leaner. Big AAA franchises dominated far too long, not enough new IP, different genres doesn't get much investments. RTS etc.

    Will E3 2014 stands out or would it just get blurred with the previous E3, even though we got new generation of the platforms?
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  • Video: Mario Kart 8's controversial Fire Hopping technique

  • GamesConnoisseur 05/06/2014

    If left in, eventually comes a point everyone will be all hopping like mad in an online sessions, and then Mario Kart 8 becomes Bunny Hopping 8.

    Its indeed more useful in time trial, still, just imagine if you can do similar in say, Trials game, then you would rightly get annoyed that other people who beaten your time does so only because they adapted the hopping technique!
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  • PS4/Vita Ultimate Player Edition spotted on Amazon France for 580 euro

  • GamesConnoisseur 05/06/2014

    OLED vita been a very worthwhile piece of kit, it's even compete quite well against 3DS stack of library and my irreplaceable iPad's daily consuming of news, web,and occasional gaming.

    Remote play with PS4 shows a great promise, playing back catalogue of titles on Vita is a must more than PS4 actually for me, due to the portability.

    PS4 titles plays best on PS4, but everything else should be playable on Vita whether via remote play, Playstation Now, or PSN purchased. Cross buy titles often end up most played on Vita rather than console's version, that's tell me Vita stands on it own.
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