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  • Why can't Destiny 2 run at 60fps on PS4 Pro?

  • Les 22/05/2017

    @AgentDaleCooper I have played 60FPS games before. Primarily on PC. But with limited playtime these days (kids, work, etc.) Destiny is pretty much all I have been playing since November. To me 30fps just doesn't matter much, as long as the framerate is stable and the same for everyone. Reply +2
  • Les 22/05/2017

    Destiny is pretty much all that I play on my PS4 (Pro) and 30fps has never bothered me because it's a very consistent 30fps. Reply +1
  • Zelda: Breath of the Wild update lets you play with Japanese VO, English subtitles

  • Les 02/05/2017

    @mega-gazz

    You can still pick up the inflections. And there generally are no lip sync issues with the original voice track.
    Reply +2
  • Les 02/05/2017

    @mega-gazz

    It's a Japanese game, made by Japanese developers, with a Japanese script, and an original Japanese voice cast, selected specifically to sound the way the designers had in mind for the character. If I get the option to experience the game with its original cast and subtitles, that's what I pick. If not, I play the dub. Unless it is as bad as the Xenoblade Chronicles 3D one. Then I just give up on the game...
    Reply +2
  • Les 02/05/2017

    Good news. I generally prefer the original language soundtrack with subtitles over a dub, whether I can understand the language itself or not. It's as close to the original artistic vision as you can get. Reply +4
  • Anita Sarkeesian brings Tropes vs. Women in Video Games to a close

  • Les 01/05/2017

    @SuperShinobi

    I think if you truly cared about gaming culture, you'd defend it at least a bit from the attacks that are still periodically coming at it from the outside.
    Why classify Sarkeesian's criticism as attacks? Some things are rotten in gaming culture, like the way some gamers think about women, minorities, and the LGBTQ community, and the only thing that has a chance of leading to change is outsiders pointing out the issues that people on the inside have become oblivious of and new blood coming in.
    Reply -8
  • Les 01/05/2017

    @shehzaanshazabdulla

    I think the 'phenomenon', if one can call it that (I've never witnessed it but that's just anecdotally), of women incorrectly dismissing men as 'mansplaining' is fairly insignificant compared to the centuries of marginalization that women have had to endure. So let's not make a mountain out of a molehill.
    Reply -5
  • Les 29/04/2017

    @craigm

    Of course both men and women can be patronizing. But overall women suffer more from that than men.
    Reply -9
  • Les 29/04/2017

    @shehzaanshazabdulla

    After all, who wants to stick around and debate with someone who is ignoring them, belittling them and simply jeering with their posse at them?
    That's what women have endured for centuries...
    Reply -5
  • Les 29/04/2017

    @spanner12

    No.
    Reply -7
  • Les 29/04/2017

    @shehzaanshazabdulla

    Yes, that is just as bad as actual mansplaining is, agreed. But though I do not have scientific evidence, I do think mansplaining is a bigger problem than women incorrectly dismissing arguments a man makes as mansplaining.
    Reply -8
  • Les 28/04/2017

    @shehzaanshazabdulla All I was suggesting is that there is institutional misogyny and mansplaining going on in video game journalism. It's definitely been getting better over the years and one of the reasons I frequent EG is because they are at the vanguard of that movement.

    Though apparently a significant part of the active readership is not...
    Reply -8
  • Les 28/04/2017

    @mega-gazz

    I would in no way whatsoever defend the trolls, but you are going to irritate quite a few people when you start attacking a hobby they have enjoyed all their life.
    But she wasn't attacking video games as a concept, was she? She's not saying video games are dumb and no one should be spending time with them as far as I'm aware. Just that there are a lot of female unfriendly tropes in video games. (Just like there are in any other pop culture medium.)

    The people who got upset were idiots, encouraged by trolls, and developers. The latter because it is painful to be confronted with your own prejudices that you probably weren't really aware of were hurtful to other people. Default reaction is to hit back rather than contemplate.

    I'm sure as a white male I've subconsciously done plenty to perpetuate misogynistic, racist, and other tropes. Raising awareness is good. Helps us to reflect and become better persons, slowly but steadily making the world a nicer place for everyone.
    Reply -15
  • Les 28/04/2017

    @spanner12

    she likely would have accused teh journo of "manspalaining" and claimed institutional mysogeny in games journalism if they had.
    And she would have been right...
    Reply -13
  • Les 28/04/2017

    @Chinpokemon

    The fact that some people said horrible things about her does not make her right about anything
    Depends. If for example she made the argument that gaming culture is misogynistic and then gamers say horrible, misogynistic things about her, they kind of prove her point...
    Reply -2
  • Les 28/04/2017

    she had some points, but didn't make them in a way that was ever likely to win anyone who didn't already agree over.
    It's pretty much impossible to convince people with arguments. We all like to think we are rational beings but we're prejudiced, rationalizing animals who tend to believe whatever the groups we identify with believe.

    What can change people's minds are public conversations such as the one Sarkeesian triggered. If people see new or different perspectives gain traction in the public sphere, this can impact their own position.

    This doesn't always lead to progress though as the Trump travesty in the US clearly demonstrated.
    Reply -6
  • Les 28/04/2017

    @frazzl

    What I really don't understand is all the outrage. It's crazy and embarrassing :(
    Trolls and idiots.
    Reply -4
  • Surprise! Nintendo announces New 2DS XL handheld

  • Les 28/04/2017

    I love the 2/3DS line and hope it will stick around for longer. The Switch in its current iteration is great for on-the-couch gaming but it's huge for a portable console. Reply +2
  • Dawn of War 3 review

  • Les 28/04/2017

    No Mac version?

    Judging by the screenshots some of the units blend a bit too much in with the backgrounds for my liking.
    Reply +1
  • The creators of Burnout are making a Crash Mode spiritual successor called Danger Zone

  • Les 26/04/2017

    I primarily played Burnout for crash mode, as there were better arcade racers out there. A focused package at a budget price seems like a good idea to me. Reply 0
  • Watch someone defeat Dark Souls 3's Ringed City big boss on NG+7 with a broken sword

  • Les 19/04/2017

    I like this kind of stuff. It demonstrates good game design in my mind. As long as you're skilled enough, you can beat a boss. No cheap, unavoidable attacks that you can only survive with the right levels of armor and/or HP.

    Similarly in the last Monster Hunter you'd encounter a few of the more difficult monsters at a time when you didn't yet have great weapons and armor. Running away is the best thing to do (from a time management perspective) but if you want (and are good enough) you can beat them. It will just take a long time because of low DPS. And the longer it takes, the more likely you are to make a mistake.
    Reply +7
  • Titanfall 2's A Glitch in the Frontier DLC is due next week

  • Les 19/04/2017

    @Bazooklad

    Thanks mate! I have the game, got it in a sale when I finally made the jump to PS4 last holiday season (Amazon had a good deal on the Pro and dual shock controllers). I got roughly halfway through the campaign but I got Destiny at the same time too and I ended up gravitating towards that game. As I have only limited playtime it's been pretty much all I've been playing this year.

    But it's time for a change.
    Reply +1
  • Les 18/04/2017

    @Bazooklad How is PvP by the way? Given the single-player mechanics I would guess pretty fast paced but is everyone just running around like Rambo or do people play as a team? Reply 0
  • Les 18/04/2017

    @Brainflowers The real question is why Eurogamer insists on using the user hostile revcontent crap in the first place... Reply +7
  • LG OLED B6 4K TV review

  • Les 18/04/2017

    @the-Uncle-show

    The review says SDR Game mode gets the colors screwed up, you say it doesn't. Another user says SDR games look fine on regular HDR mode, you say they don't.

    Hard to make an educated purchase decision here. There is so much conflicting information out there...
    Reply 0
  • Les 17/04/2017

    @fox45 Thanks! So just to make sure I get it:
    - Game HDR mode only works with HDR games
    - SDR games display the proper SDR colors in regular HDR mode but then you have higher input lag
    - If you use Game SDR mode, your colors get screwed up a bit but you have the lower input lag
    Reply -1
  • Les 17/04/2017

    @fox45

    With the recent update there is an Hdr game mode and it is pretty good and close to what samsung offers.
    Is the HDR mode tied to the source device's output type or to the source content? In other words, if you play a non-HDR game on a console that can output in HDR can you then still use the HDR game mode? Or are you then stuck with the apparently not so great SDR game mode?
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  • Les 17/04/2017

    I was planning to get an OLED this year, primarily for HDR (4K really doesn't get me excited). That is until until the HDMI 2.1 announcement. Now I'll probably wait another year or two, unless my current TV breaks down. Reply +1
  • Wonder Boy: The Dragon's Trap review

  • Les 18/04/2017

    I loved Wonder Boy on my C64... Those were good times :) Reply +2
  • EA hasn't given up on Titanfall 2 yet. Here's what's still coming

  • Les 17/04/2017

    I have played roughly halfway through the campaign. I really enjoy the fast paced mechanics, wall running, and jumping. But Destiny has had a bigger draw on me the past few months. As a JRPG lover, its grind sunk its hooks in me. But I will get back to Titanfall 2 one day and complete its excellent campaign.

    Is there by the way such a thing as a new game+ mode? Or are replays identical to your first run?
    Reply 0
  • Watch: 90 minutes of Bank Holiday nostalgia with The Disney Afternoon Collection

  • Les 17/04/2017

    Never played any of these games. (I was a C64/Amiga gamer back then.) But I have fond memories watching those shows with my siblings :) Reply +1
  • Microsoft scrapped plans to launch beefier Xbox console last year

  • Les 17/04/2017

    @edhe Products in general aren't for people that can't afford them. But that's again not the point I was making.

    Even if you can afford a $500 or $600 console, you may not want to spend that much every 2 or 3 years for an upgrade. You may want to hold on to your machine for 2, maybe 3 cycles, depending on how long they are.

    And I don't think that MS is expecting that the majority of potential customers is going to get a new machine with every hardware upgrade. That's why backwards compatibility is so important: they can point to a significant installed base for the platform even if just a small segment gets the premium product.

    The fact that some will upgrade every time is just icing on the cake.
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  • Les 13/04/2017

    @Banacheck

    You'll kill off consoles if you release them like smartphones, how you pay for things likes smartphones is a lot different than straight up cash for consoles. Also i highly doubt people would be happy to pay $399 every 3 years, fuck it takes around that time for dev's to get to grips with the hardware it would be a fucking nightmare for them.
    Most people won't get every new phone released. E.g., in the US many people replaced them every two years because that was how phone contracts worked but that's slowly changing and more and more people are sticking to phones longer now that pretty much any smartphone has reached the "good enough" level of performance.

    The same will be the case with consoles. People will skip releases. And that's OK. Platform holders won't really care, as long as they still on average sell you a console every 6 years. But with the model they will be able to get incremental sales from the really hardcore who always want the latest and have the money to burn.

    As for developers: in the past the architecture of the consoles changed drastically generation to generation. Now they're basically made of stock PC parts. Much lower learning curve for developers, developer tools remain relevant for longer, I suspect they will be fine. Depending on how things play out though, they may end up spending more time on making sure a title works properly on older hardware vs. the cutting edge, as the installed base will gravitate towards the older models.
    Reply +1
  • Les 13/04/2017

    @edhe

    I don't think I was suggesting that people should always wait on the next thing. Just that, unless you have tons of money and time, you can't jump into every new thing.
    Reply +1
  • Les 12/04/2017

    @djronz.

    I don't understand why they didn't just call this Xbox two, it would turn far more heads if people thought it was a true next generation machine especially as it'd improve older games too.
    Because they want to break the generational cycles. It may hurt in the short term but they are betting it will be beneficial in the longer term. And I think they are right. It may not have been how consoles used to work but with competing technology products (e.g., smart phones, tablets, PCs) functioning as platforms where backwards compatibility is a given, it's logical for consoles to go there as well, now that architectures have stabilized. It just doesn't make sense anymore to basically throw away your user base and start from scratch every 5-6 years. Full backwards compatibility, like the online services, is a means of tying users to your platform long-term.

    For MS, which at heart is still the Windows company, building a platform comes naturally. And in a way it's surprising that it took them this long to get here. But industry traditions are not easy to break.

    Scorpio will be the next step in consolidating Windows gaming across PC and console and I guess MS is also hoping it will put them in a place to compete with Steam on the PC side by tying developers to their platform which could offer a much broader user base if you combine PC and Xbox gamers.
    Reply +4
  • Les 12/04/2017

    @Fourfoldroot

    Probably should have just waited three more years and brought out "the silicon at a price point console consumers will accept" that does more than just "target 4K".
    But at that point 8K TVs may very well be arriving (believe Japan's public broadcaster is skipping 4K altogether and pushing 8K). It just freaking never ends...
    Reply +7
  • Les 12/04/2017

    Development resources were later folded into Project Scorpio, Xbox boss Phil Spencer told Gamasutra.
    Kinda confirms my theory that the Scorpio is more of an accelerated next gen console than a mid-cycle upgrade. I guess the Pro really did catch them by surprise. And I can't blame them. I would have put money on MS to be the first to introduce an incremental upgrade.
    Reply +8
  • Switch is Nintendo's fastest-selling console ever in the US

  • Les 16/04/2017

    @Delangsta

    Nope, because it's the only way that they can compete in modern console gaming. They don't have Windows propping up the business like Microsoft nor are they a big conglomerate like Sony where they can offset losses in one division by profits in another.

    One reason of the stark difference in sales between PS4 and Xbone is no doubt that there is little reason to own both. Nintendo tries to find its own market and be the 2nd console for the hardcore. We'll have to see how successful it's going to be but there is little doubt that there is more chance of success than if they just created a PS4/Xbone clone.
    Reply 0
  • Les 15/04/2017

    @SpaceMonkey77
    @VanillaLake

    It's not a matter of Nintendo not caring, it's a matter of Nintendo realizing that they couldn't really compete with in particular MS's financial might. As the 360/PS3 battle showed, when the platform holders really go at each other on performance, there is very little money to be made.

    So starting with Wii, Nintendo tried not to compete directly but create/carve out a market of their own. It was quite successful but they couldn't repeat it with the Wii U. In hindsight, it's clear that the Wii U was a transitional console, a step towards Switch, that on its own didn't offer enough to many consumers to warrant a purchase. But Nintendo stuck with the plan and it looks like they're being rewarded now with Switch.

    I personally applaud Nintendo going their own way. I don't really see what a third identikit console would add for us gamers. And I'm quite skeptical about any supposed correlation between hardware power and gameplay innovation. There was the big jump to 3D that allowed for new experiences but since the move to HD gameplay innovation has ground to a halt as most development resources go to creating ever more realistic, but artistically uninspiring graphics.

    But I agree that Nintendo should invest heavily in attracting a wide variety of developers to their platforms and don't rely so heavily on Japan.
    Reply 0
  • Les 14/04/2017

    @Mikumatt I won't argue that brand isn't important for Switch. The Nintendo brand has traditionally been associated with the absolute best in console games.

    Compared to PS4 and Xbone, the Wii U was underpowered as well but delivered some awesome games in Super Mario 3D World, Mario Kart 8, SSB, and Splatoon. And I'd argue they look the part too and they run super smooth.
    Reply +1
  • Les 14/04/2017

    @Mikumatt

    Probably intentional but that's a bit of a silly comment.
    Reply 0
  • Les 14/04/2017

    @BonzoBanana

    Zelda is a good game but its not a good indicator for realistic graphics or a cpu intensive game.
    But who cares for realistic graphics? What big budget games need is more imaginative and stylized 'unrealistic' graphics like Zelda, as far as I'm concerned... If I want a realistic world, I'll leave the house.
    Reply 0
  • Les 14/04/2017

    @UncleLou

    I don't think you've quite grasped the idea of the Switch yet, and how Nintendo is focusing on one console now instead of two.
    Nintendo's official line is that it is not a 3DS replacement as they don;t want to see 3DS sales nose-dive. But no doubt at least some consumers and developers will see it as such.

    For me the Switch feels a bit too bulky for an on-the-road machine. But this can change over time (assuming Nintendo sticks with this design) as components get smaller and cheaper. I would be very interested in a 'Switch Slim'.

    It's going to be interesting to see this play out.
    Reply +1
  • Good news, 3DS fans: Nintendo is finally releasing its Japan-only game backlog

  • Les 13/04/2017

    @redcrayon

    "Still playing 3DS?" Seeing as last year most of the stuff I picked up for 3DS was 40 hour+ RPGs, I think I'll be playing it for a long time to come
    Same here. Over the last few years, my 3DS has been by far my most played game system. That changed recently because I needed a break from Monster Hunter Generations and then discovered Destiny. But no doubt I'll get back into hunting monsters at some point. Let alone play all those RPGs I picked up in sales and haven't yet played.
    Reply 0
  • Mr. Shifty review

  • Les 13/04/2017

    Looks interesting. Will keep an eye on this for when I get a Switch. Reply 0
  • Why Dwarf Fortress started killing cats

  • Les 13/04/2017

    I love cats. I don't care too much for news in a video format. Can't quickly consume it at work and don't have time for it at home after work. Then I want to spend time with the kids, my wife, and play some games (well, Destiny). Reply +4
  • British terror hoaxer charged after US gamer shot by cops

  • Les 12/04/2017

    @BlueThunderBlade

    To which post were you responding?
    Reply 0
  • Les 11/04/2017

    @Octoroc

    Isn't the real issue just how easy it seems to get US cops to shoot pretty much anyone you want?
    The real issue is gun culture in the US.
    Reply +6
  • Overwatch Insurrection trailer leaks, shows today's new PvE mode

  • Les 12/04/2017

    @ARumFellow

    Yeah, I just don't feel very comfortable playing comp while trying to figure out what the hell L1 and R1 do on the character that I happened to choose. Or getting frustrated with the fact that for some weird reason my selected character can't run.
    Reply 0
  • Les 11/04/2017

    It's an absolutely beautiful game but I couldn't really get into it. As with any competitive game the skill threshold is pretty steep. But here it is exaggerated by the huge variety of characters that all have different abilities and all move in different ways.

    But with a PvE mode I may check it out again and try to get familiar with a character or two. Shame though it's just a temporary thing. I can understand that about the rewards but it feels like a waste to throw a whole gameplay mode away after a few weeks.
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