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  • 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.
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  • 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.
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  • 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 +36
  • 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.
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  • 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.
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  • 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.
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  • 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.
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  • 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.
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  • 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.
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  • 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.
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  • 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.
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  • 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.
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  • 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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  • Microsoft GDC party criticised for exotic dancers, Phil Spencer apologises

  • MattEvansC3 19/03/2016

    @bad09 The two are connected because the aftershow party was for the GDC attendees', the same group Microsoft addressed in their topics.

    This is in the same ball park as Microsoft addressing racism in the game's industry and how we need to make black developers feel more welcome...and then inviting them to an aftershow party where the entertainment is a Black and White Minstrel Band tribute act.
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  • MattEvansC3 19/03/2016

    @bad09 nobody is offended at the dancers. Women in game development are rightly offended that after being paid lip service in front of the camera, behind the scenes they are invited to an after party that caters primarily to straight males.

    It's is Microsoft's decision to hire those dancers in those costumes (the outfits intentionally have Xbox colours in them) for the event, not the dancers that is the issue.
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  • MattEvansC3 19/03/2016

    @Fourfoldroot

    Is it a bird?

    Is it a plane?

    No it's the fucking point!

    The issue is not that women chose to do this as a form of employment. Only those trying to claim it's not sexist are making it about that.

    The issue is that Microsoft, after promoting women in gaming, organises their after party around the notion that games development is a straight, male club with women downgraded to being merely sexualised objects of desire.
    Reply +15
  • Kinect, an alleged heist and the original bust of Queen Nefertiti

  • MattEvansC3 11/03/2016

    @I_Am_CatButler Seeing as Egypt was under British rule until 1914 it would have been a Western authority that would have signed that paperwork to allow another Western power access. Reply +3
  • MattEvansC3 11/03/2016

    @andrewneilryan So I can break into your house, steal your console and refuse to give it back to you because I look after the games better than you do?

    The bust is stolen property. The legitimate owner wants it back. The persons in possession of said stolen goods are refusing to give it back. Those are the only facts that matter.
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  • MattEvansC3 11/03/2016

    @I_Am_CatButler On an artefact that old the original artist would have died long enough ago to make it part of the public domain ;-) Reply +1
  • MattEvansC3 11/03/2016

    @andrewneilryan Pretentious is saying "We know how to look after your history better than you do" as a reasoning to hold onto stolen items. Reply +1
  • It sounds like Gears of War 4 will come to PC

  • MattEvansC3 10/03/2016

    @SpaceMonkey77 that's assuming Valve would be happy with that.

    Valve is a for profit company, the likelihood of them agreeing to this, providing a service for free and losing that 30% on sales is very small. Remember, this is the company that kicked EA off it's store front when they didn't agree to sell their DLC on Steam and also tried monetising the mod community.

    The only way I see it happening is if Microsoft pay Valve for the privilege and why would Microsoft pay to distribute free games when they've got their own distribution platform?

    The only way I's
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  • MattEvansC3 10/03/2016

    @I_Am_CatButler Based on what Microsoft have said in the past it's the other way around.

    Because it's a fixed platform running a known OS Microsoft have talked about adding XboxOne as a tick box for PC development. Write your game for PC, tick the XboxOne option and bam, a version ready to go on Steam and a version ready to go on XboxOne.
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  • April PlayStation Plus game leaked already

  • MattEvansC3 09/03/2016

    @wibbl ironically it's normally the indie lovers that are the "snobs".

    The issue with the PS4 offerings seem to be that there is a trend of shooters, platformers and platform shooters. You aren't getting enough variety in the game choices.

    The PS3 had some wonderful "indie" titles in Unfinished Swan, Journey and Flow. Games that are pushing genre boundaries and bringing something new to the table. That is something missing from the PS4's offerings.
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  • Fable developer Lionhead Studios to shut down

  • MattEvansC3 07/03/2016

    @MrTomFTW Strictly speaking Microsoft Garage isn't a games developer or a "team".

    It's a spin on Google's original ideal of giving paid time to it's staff to just be creative and make whatever they want. It's a hub for MS employees to experiment and create apps then make them available.
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  • PES and Football Manager delete disgraced Adam Johnson

  • MattEvansC3 05/03/2016

    @Avaloner He's in his mid to late twenties. Trust me, at that age even eighteen year olds look like kids.

    He's a grown man that fancies kids, he's a paedo.
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  • MattEvansC3 05/03/2016

    @verynaughtyboy it does sound like you are penetrating their digits would would be painful. Reply 0
  • MattEvansC3 05/03/2016

    @havoc2011 better be careful, next thing you'll be saying is that Adam Johnson was a part of the artistic decision and that his removal is self censorship. Reply 0
  • Gears of War: Ultimate Edition released on Windows 10

  • MattEvansC3 01/03/2016

    @morgan_joylighter you are 100% correct. I think the honours will go to Fable Legends as the first "true" DX12 game. Reply +2
  • MattEvansC3 01/03/2016

    @Sharz No, the engine was built for Mantle. It was repurposed for DX12. Reply +2
  • MattEvansC3 01/03/2016

    @mattlambertson but it's been tailor made to make use of GCN not nVidia GPUs so there's an inherent bias there that makes it unsuitable for cross vendor benchmarking.


    Also AoS is a game that would suffer from CPU bottlenecks in DX11 due to the volume of units on screen which is something DX12 alleviates. This is a niche usage of DX12 and seeing as most PC games would be dealing with fewer, more detailed models it's relevancy would be more in line with a synthetic stress test.
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  • It sounds like Xbox One will get hardware upgrades

  • MattEvansC3 01/03/2016

    @Murton if this gen has taught us anything is that at launch both consoles were outdated and a few years in they are just archaic.

    Just look at how PCs will look like next year. AMD and Intel are releasing new architectures on smaller die sizes. GPUs are going to be built with HBM 2.0 or GDDR5X memory as standard and SSDs are mainstream.

    That's new hardware capability you'd normally need to wait 8-10 years for. In two tears time we could be seeing HBM equipped versions of existing consoles. It's not an "upgrade" as in a brand new console generation but by utilising this new "hardware capability" they can increase bandwidth, reduce the physical footprint and reduce power draw/thermal output.

    Forward compatibility really just sounds like it's proactive backwards compatibility. No console generation has ever been designed with the intention of it working on the next gen. Instead backwards compatibility is done reactively during the design of the next console. What Phil Spencer seems to be saying is that by using UWP games built for the XboxOne will also be built for the next console.
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  • MattEvansC3 01/03/2016

    @MrTomFTW Do you buy an iPad every year because it's been upgraded?

    This sounds like a more practical version of the Steam Machine. A closed platform with fixed spec to reduce confusion but still adding options for the customer.
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  • Star Wars Battlefront community suspects Greedo and Nien Nunb are new Hero/Villain

  • MattEvansC3 25/02/2016

    @DAN.E.B only in the extended cut DLC. Reply +1
  • Cancelled Star Wars Episode 7 game starred Luke's son

  • MattEvansC3 25/02/2016

    @riceNpea Corduroys are not just for Sundays you heathen... my local vicar wears them all week round. Reply 0