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  • Why Mass Effect: Andromeda won't acknowledge your ME3 ending choice

  • MattEvansC3 20/06/2016

    @riceNpea Wormholes? FTL drives? Travelling through Space Time? Mass Effect has done a decent job of taking scientific theories and applying alien/future tech to make them seem "plausible". Reply +2
  • Mighty No. 9 review

  • MattEvansC3 20/06/2016

    @marcustenghult because it's Eurogamer not MegaMangamer? I've never played a MegaMan game before and while I like 2D platformers the talk about difficulty levels puts me off the game.

    Eurogamer has to cater to both our needs.
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  • Dead Rising 4 is Microsoft-exclusive for a year

  • MattEvansC3 17/06/2016

    @spamdangled No. Scorpio won't have exclusive games.

    Hi res art assets are huge and take up a lot of disc space so you aren't going to put them on a disc for a console that can't display them.

    You either do straight up backwards compatibility like GameCube to Wii where you graphics are capped at the less powerful console. The console itself may upscale but as seen with Nintendo's first attempts with selling retro games digitally it can come off looking smudgy.

    Or you patch in high res art assets like Dragons Dogma, Dragon Age 2, Skyrim and Shogun 2 did.

    Or you release a remaster/definitive edition.

    The message to consumers is simple the reality won't be.
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  • MattEvansC3 17/06/2016

    @I_Am_CatButler Based off of the Coalition's statement there will be Scorpio versions using higher res assets and optimised for 60fps.

    Of course nobody has said how that would work, whether it's one disc/download that contains both sets of art assets, a high res asset patch for the XboxOne version or two separate versions.
    Reply +1
  • MattEvansC3 17/06/2016

    Maybe it's going multiplatform but not multi vendor.

    Its a journalist who said its MS exclusive for a year, Capcom have said is it's a XboxOne and PC exclusive for a year. What do we know is coming out in a year's time? Scorpio.
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  • Xbox One S won't give games a performance boost, Microsoft insists

  • MattEvansC3 15/06/2016

    @r4in Basically each pixel has a greater colour range than a standard pixel and higher contrast (brighter brights and darker darks).

    Have you ever watched a pirated movie, like the Dark Knight and even if it's 1080p you can't always quite make out the night time scenes? That's because instead of displaying a range of blacks it's displaying either one shade of black or dark grey.

    Snow isn't uniform in colour but in games and movies it's a sheet of white with bits of grey to give it definition. The same with light sources in games where the colour definition is not as natural as it should be.

    HDR fixes those issues.
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  • MattEvansC3 15/06/2016

    @icyblue not really. Dynamic resolution is where they throttle/lower the resolution of the game if too much is going on so they can keep the framerate more consistent.

    The Xbox One S would just throttle Gears of War 4 less often.
    Reply +1
  • MattEvansC3 15/06/2016

    @electrolite
    http://www.gamespot.com/articles/sony-confirms-more-powerful-ps4-in-development-but/1100-6440644/

    ""All games will support the standard PS4 and we anticipate all or a very large majority of games will also support the high-end PS4," House explained."

    "House claimed it will only require a "small but manageable" amount of work to get a game working on both the old and new PS4 consoles."

    http://www.ibtimes.co.uk/xbox-one-scorpio-4k-gaming-vr-support-coming-winter-2017-confirms-microsoft-e3-2016-1565230

    "Microsoft confirmed that all games and accessories will work on both the Xbox One Scorpio, the newly-announced Xbox One S and the original Xbox One console, as the company attempts to unify its hardware into one "family" brand - an initiative which includes the newly announced Play Anywhere feature where buying one version of certain games makes you an owner of the PC and Xbox One version, with cross-play across the two platforms."

    http://www.polygon.com/2016/6/13/11927732/xbox-one-s-performance-gears-4

    ""We have to look at what the engine can do with the power that Scorpio has," said Fergusson. "Because we're mastering at 4K, it's not about assets or art. It's about getting the milliseconds down in terms of getting the game to 4K at 60 or 30 [fps] depending on single-player or multiplayer.""

    My earlier post should have said "up to" 4K at 60fps which of course is a developer decision.
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  • MattEvansC3 15/06/2016

    @HisDivineOrder It's not Microsoft's choice. AMD make the innards and if they say they aren't die shrinking the old SoC then Microsoft (and Sony) have to look at their other offerings. Reply +8
  • MattEvansC3 15/06/2016

    @haruvister Other way around. All Xbox One games are stated as being playable on the Scorpio, just up to 4K and 60fps. Sony has stated not all PS4 games will support the Neo.

    Edit - clarified that it's not an automatic 4K at 60fps increase for XboxOne games.
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  • Project Scorpio won't have any exclusives

  • MattEvansC3 15/06/2016

    @Banacheck So what you are saying is that not all PS4 games will support the Neo. Reply 0
  • MattEvansC3 14/06/2016

    @higganos No. The intention is that the Xbox One and Scorpio play the same game but the Scorpio uses UHD textures instead of HD textures.

    Microsoft's recent purchases of various development tools is also about allowing devs to treat Xbox development as a tick box at the compiler stage.
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  • MattEvansC3 14/06/2016

    @Adge Actually they don't. Sony has stated that while all Neo games will support the PS4, not all PS4 games will support the Neo Reply +2
  • Xbox E3 conference report: Microsoft is feeling bold again

  • MattEvansC3 14/06/2016

    @StrafeMcgee Actually it makes more sense for Sony to instigate upgrade cycles hence why they revealed their upgrade first.

    Sony sells 4K TVs. Microsoft doesn't.
    Sony sells 4K Blu-Rays. Microsoft doesn't.
    Sony makes 4K content. Microsoft doesn't.
    Sony sells VR equipment. Microsoft doesn't.

    Just like the PS2 and PS3 Sony uses their consoles to jump start uptake in their other entertainment businesses (nothing wrong with that of course.)
    Reply +2
  • 'Empires fell. Teabags were invented' - DICE on the brilliant Battlefield 1

  • MattEvansC3 13/06/2016

    @kaptein but why are you forcing the issue? I'm fully in favour of a better representation of diversity within gaming. I'm always here arguing against misogyny in gaming and I don't see the issue here.

    Yes there's going to be plenty of inaccuracies in the game but that's no reason to force diversity into a game.

    Diverse representation has to be natural. Throwing a female skin into a historically sexist setting is counter productive. It doesn't further the goal of having a better representation of non-caricature, non stereotyped minorities. It does provide ammunition to the "it's PC gone mad/SJWs are taking gaming over crowd".

    PICK. YOUR. BATTLES! If someone can turn around and say "it's not historically accurate" for a game based in a historical timeframe you've not only lost the argument for yourself, you've lost it for us because you've directly connected the rewriting of history to progressiveness.

    Focus on the characterisation not the skin.
    Focus on the stories that are bound by our imagination, not history.
    Focus on changing minds, not changing history.
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  • The Warcraft movie is too faithful by half

  • MattEvansC3 30/05/2016

    @aleksikahkonen I've played through all three Warcraft games including WC3's Orc campaign.

    Take away the jokes and it's just your average generic high fantasy fiction
    Reply +2
  • MattEvansC3 30/05/2016

    The problem game to movie adaptions always seem to run straight into is that the games audience have a tremendous ability to suspend their disbelief.

    Why does that hedgehog run very fast? Magic sneakers? Fuck it, why not.

    If Mario and King Koopa hate each other why are they playing party games together? Quick, stop talking and mash A.

    Warcraft has "lore" but most of the time it's just there to explain how a pop culture reference got there. This is the franchise that has a quest based on a Thundercats blooper.

    If it doesn't make sense in a movie it's a plot hole. If it doesn't make sense in a game it's a meme.
    Reply +8
  • Former Valve employee is suing the company for $3.1m

  • MattEvansC3 25/05/2016

    @unacomn According to the Spanish team that went on strike there was an offer of paid employment;
    http://techaeris.com/2016/02/10/steam-spanish-translators-strike-side-story/
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  • Fruit Ninja is being made into a live-action film

  • MattEvansC3 21/05/2016

    I'm actually cautiously excited for this. They aren't constrained by plot or characters and as long it includes fruit being cut in two it's staying true to the source material.

    It could be a literal Fruit Ninja, as in a kumquat watched his parents die at the hands of the Opal Fruits gang. To avenge their deaths he sought a sensei to train him in the art of being a ninja. The training montage would just stock footage of the game.

    ...or we could have an Attack of the Killer Tomatoes reboot seeing as tomatoes are technically fruit.
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  • When a game partners with a console you don't own, does that put you off the game?

  • MattEvansC3 18/05/2016

    @andrewsqual Not really. The timed exclusive is nothing to do with Microsoft. Its the standard early window EA Access users get on every new release.

    The only reason Microsoft gets to advertise that opportunity is because Sony won't allow EA Access on the PS4.
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  • Windows 10 will cost $119 after July

  • MattEvansC3 05/05/2016

    @Skirlasvoud How exactly are they closing the system to outside development? Outside of some compatibility issues you can run all of your x86/x64 programs and there's been no changes that limit that. Reply +4
  • Take a look at Microsoft's special edition Iron Man Xbox One

  • MattEvansC3 28/04/2016

    @bobiroka unlikely to ever happen. Ability wise Iron Man is closer to Superman than Batman. Capable of long distance flight at a high velocity with an unprecedented amount of manoeuvrability, long range ordnance, heavy hitting and durable.

    The restrictions of Arkhan Asylum worked in showcasing Batman's abilities. Ironman and Superman can't work within those type of gaming restrictions.
    Reply +1
  • Peggle, Costume Quest 2 coming to Xbox Live Games with Gold in May

  • MattEvansC3 27/04/2016

    I know it's not a brilliant month but that's still a good bit of variety for less than half a pint of lager...and it's fucking Peggle! How can it be a bad month when it's got Peggle? Reply +1
  • I don't accept the premise of the question

  • MattEvansC3 25/04/2016

    I prefer to think of myself as an Up C Down C Left C Right C A and Start type of person. Reply +3
  • There's a Welsh language cover of PES's Euro 2016 game

  • MattEvansC3 21/04/2016

    @mattshark Unless its a rugby match we are more preoccupied with hating each other. Bloody saucepan loving Turks. Reply +2
  • MattEvansC3 21/04/2016

    @arcam don't worry, we aren't offended by sheep jokes, just bored of it. It's like playing a game with one of those comic-relief NPC's that just doesn't shut up. Reply +2
  • Some people are upset the new Mirror's Edge locks abilities behind XP upgrades

  • MattEvansC3 15/04/2016

    @Joshua-Jonnes While the video makes some valid points, he's far too rigid in regard to abstraction.

    In a FPS his argument is that there's no abstraction because it's player control. That is a false statement. I'm not aware of your level of experience with a firearm is but aim is not the only key factor to using one. How you squeeze or don't squeeze the trigger, the strength and structure of your body position, your stance and many other seemingly insignificant things contribute to how good a shot you are. You'll rarely have control of many, if any, of these in a game. That's a layer of abstraction the game puts in place so that you can just "aim" and press a button in game.

    I also did street dance for a while and you'd be surprised at how much practice goes into something as seemingly simple as kicking with a bent leg then straighten as opposed to straightening your leg while kicking while performing the routine. An untrained body won't do some of these things naturally and does require training and practice to change that muscle memory.
    Reply +4
  • MattEvansC3 15/04/2016

    @bad09 Yes, it's not like in the good old days of Zelda and Super Metroid where you had to grind through dungeons and bosses to unlock something. Reply +1
  • Blizzard games hit by DDoS attack, Lizard Squad claims responsibility

  • MattEvansC3 14/04/2016

    A DDoS attack is not hacking. Saying Lizard Squad is a hacking group is akin to claiming a prank caller is a lock picker. Reply +37
  • What went wrong with Quantum Break on PC?

  • MattEvansC3 08/04/2016

    @Mobius1 it's actually nothing of the kind and that's the issue.

    UWP wasn't designed for games, it wasn't promoted as a game language and nobody was asking for it to be used for games. The whole point of UWP is so that you can write programs/apps like Office and have it work on any Windows device while being confident it's not riddled with malware. It's not meant for specialist programs that can only target one platform.
    Reply +3
  • Baldur's Gate: SoD head of studio addresses political backlash

  • MattEvansC3 07/04/2016

    @hairy_yan as much as I have nothing but disdain for GamerGate and the "anti-SJW" mob they are still paying customers. They therefore have the right to play a game without being mocked by the developer, especially by a fan favourite character.

    Nit everyone who complained about Minsc's line would be trolling.
    Reply +5
  • MattEvansC3 07/04/2016

    @WiIIyTheAntelope Seeing as it was a response to the most vitriolic criticism received it actually says more about the gaming community's priorities than theirs. Reply +3
  • Phil Spencer plays down "Xbox One and a half" rumours

  • MattEvansC3 05/04/2016

    @Thetick Because devs have never been able to max out a top end PC while still ensuring adequate performance on a mid-range specification? Reply +2
  • MattEvansC3 05/04/2016

    @IronSoldier It sounds more like you want there to be no context than an actual lack of context.

    Phil Spencer said the console generation was too long at 7-8 years, it locks console devs into making games on out of date platforms and it means they are slow to respond to new technology and trends. Phil is directly comparing console performance to the performance gains seen in iPads and PCs over that timeframe.

    In light of Sony's PS4.5 leak as well as news reports of a Sega 32Xesque plug-in he is just clarifying the upgrade won't be through multiple minor updates but significant upgrades.

    As long as the the console keeps to the same architecture and OS any revision would be classed as an upgrade and not a "new generation" as we have come to know them.
    Reply +4
  • MattEvansC3 05/04/2016

    Or maybe, Microsoft is just going to shorten each generations' lifespan by a few years while keeping the same OS and architecture so that games can still be playable on both generations. Reply +6
  • What would you uninvent about modern games?

  • MattEvansC3 03/04/2016

    @Paladinrja Bethesda is the worst, not the only offender. Reply +3
  • MattEvansC3 03/04/2016

    I'd uninvent the Master of All Trades, Jack of None RPG model that Bethesda seems to favour so much.

    I'm fine with suspending my disbelief that to go along with the plot that someone with little martial training could take on and defeat armies, legendary monsters, gods, etc because of some prophecy or McGuffin...but that I could also be the best blacksmith in the land, head of the thieves' guild, take down the assassins' guild and it's grand masters. Become the thane of every major populous area, etc while doing my main quest is just a bit too much power wish fulfilment.

    You haven't made me feel empowered, you've just made your world feel like it's filled with incompetents.
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  • Nintendo fires marketer after sustained online hate campaign

  • MattEvansC3 31/03/2016

    @Herman-Toothrot Nut job celebrity tweets a link to an article where a jilted ex-boyfriend makes up a pack of lies about his ex girlfriend using the hashtag #GamerGate. Developer remained the focus of abuse, not the barely mentioned journo. Hatemob ensues and somewhere along the lines hate mob tries to justify it's actions by being about Journalistic Integrity yet focuses it's attention on female developers.

    Seems I have a better grasp of the movement than you do.
    Reply +4
  • MattEvansC3 31/03/2016

    So, according to GG;
    If you are in favour of the desexualising of a minor as part of the localisation process you are to be targetted for censorship.

    If you are in favour of not desexualising a minor as part of the localisation process you are to be targetted as a paedophile.

    Altogether people...INTEGRITY! INTEGRITY! INTEGRITY!
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  • That Dragon, Cancer "has not yet seen a single dollar from sales"

  • MattEvansC3 26/03/2016

    @Mr.Gordons No it's not. Nowhere in the blog do they make a negative statement about the people watching it. Their major issue is with the LPers who sometimes do nothing but show the game in it's entirety with no commentary, get the ad revenue and show no support for the devs. Reply -1
  • MattEvansC3 26/03/2016

    @BlackFlower judging from that blog's comment section, steam reviews, etc there seems to be a hate campaign against the game and it's devs which probably didn't help sales. Reply -1
  • EA apologises for giving Muslim fighter a Christian victory gesture in UFC 2

  • MattEvansC3 23/03/2016

    @Rens11 You of course do realise that most educational establishments have their roots in religion, quite a few of the elements that form modern science were researched and/or funded by religious institutions and that religious institutions and religious practitioners are heavily involved in scientific research?

    Aetheism =/= science.
    Reply +3
  • MattEvansC3 23/03/2016

    @GameChampionz Yes, no other religion gets the special treatment like Muslins. I mean what other religion in the West gets not one, but two American presidential candidates having the segregation and registration of it's followers, the deportation of it's believers for being believers and constant surveillance of it's places of worship form part of their policies?

    Yes Muslims get special treatment but not for the ways you are alluding too.
    Reply +5
  • MattEvansC3 23/03/2016

    @Uncle_Leo Nope, that would be the intolerance of difference, greed, fear, a lack of resources and a whole load of things that existed before religion. Reply +2
  • BBC Sport tweets about a disgruntled pro FIFA player, followers hate it

  • MattEvansC3 22/03/2016

    @Rpt81 Unless its an unofficial tournament (which'll have a lower cash prize), the FIFA structure seems to be regional/country tournament and top few players get to play in a World Cup. Reply 0
  • MattEvansC3 22/03/2016

    I earn just under 21k a year so I can see his point.

    I don't like eSports but I can still appreciate and acknowledge the amount of work that must go into it if you play it professionally. That 20k he's talking about is the winner's pot, he's not getting it just for playing he's getting it for beating everyone else and being the best player in the UK. That's not a lot of money, the living wage is about 15-17k a year. Let's say he's amazing and won every other year, he'd still earn less than than minimum wage for being the best at his profession.
    Reply +2
  • Apple announces four-inch iPhone SE, due next week

  • MattEvansC3 22/03/2016

    @SupremeAC In raw figures the iPad Pro outsold the entire Surface line last quarter.

    Of course there's things that need to be taken into consideration. The iPad is a successful product with a large install base and the iPad Pro is a meaningful upgrade to those who want an iPad with a larger screen. The iPad Pro counted for 1/10th of all iPad sales. In that same quarter overall iPad sales dropped significantly Year on Year. The Surface line didn't, it grew.

    This can point to a scenario where the iPad Pro isn't "successful". It's not bringing in new customers but cannibalising an ever decreasing userbase.
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  • MattEvansC3 22/03/2016

    @pleshy You aren't going to get a small form factor top end Android or W10 phone until Qualcomm gets it's shit in order. The Snapdragon 808 overheats on a 5"+ phone and the 810 needs a watercooler (Lumia 950XL) on a phablet just to stop it from throttling under load.

    While the 820 is better in that regard it's still only larger phones.
    Reply 0
  • MattEvansC3 22/03/2016

    @TheChieftian You can already buy a 13" non-Pro iPad...its called the iPad Pro.

    The only thing "Pro" about the iPad Pro is that you can buy a detachable keyboard and stylus in addition to the tablet. Other than that it is just an iPad.
    Reply +1
  • Xbox survey asks if you'd sell back your digital games

  • MattEvansC3 21/03/2016

    @Dizzy I suppose it all depends on the backroom dealings.

    We know Microsoft buys keys in bulk from the publisher and then adds on their 30%. There's likely no buyback clause in that dealing. So if Microsoft want to sell that key on it's a fair assumption that the publisher may ask for their bulk fee a second time.

    That would then mean the 10% refund is coming from the 30% add-on Microsoft charges when they resell the key.
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