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  • Uncharted: the Nathan Drake Collection is more than just a remaster

  • MeBrains 22/08/2015

    @a-double-vodka merely a reaction to that "EG is against MS" nonsense. Reply +1
  • MeBrains 22/08/2015

    @Madmax76
    Eurogamer are biased towards Microsoft they much prefer the ps4 and sony.
    Biased against MS?

    I remember posting this a while back: Exactly. We have this one. Fruit Ninja 2. Fable Legends. LA Cops. RER2 Face Off. Games with Gold news. FH2 expansion. Halo Nightfall. Xbox system Update. World of Tanks. RotTR. Universal apps. Upload studio. Roundabout...

    ... all got coverage. OK. That's all part of the news...

    But where is coverage of:
    Guerrilla Cambridge, Ethan Carter's Dev on The Order, Hirai's PS focus, Yakuza Zero, eight week PSN discount, Toukiden, Dragon Dogma online, PSN themes, Sony's "early access", Color Guardians, Pirate Warriors, Dragon Quest Heroes, Neptunia VII, Sony Design book (PS4 on the cover), 1M+ PS4 sales in Japan, DC DLCs, Mizuchi studio, Image Based Lightning, Axiom Verge, FutureGrind, Disgaea 5, Deep Down, Bloodborne, Godzilla The Game, MLB15, TLG, 20th anniversary #00001... and hellblade. where is that one?


    you didn't complain back then or did you?
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  • Promo: 300,000 free Steam games up for grabs!

  • MeBrains 17/08/2015

    for anybody in doubt as to whom EG serves? it's money. that alone is good and understandable, but, when it comes to editorial integrity, it's cringewhorty and dishonest.

    some large companies have been sponsoring them for years already in return for good reviews and editorials. the good thing with this is: they came out of the closet!

    some years ago EG, you were great. ah... the memories.
    Reply +2
  • Animal-based action-RPG Stories: The Hidden Path is coming to PS4

  • MeBrains 15/08/2015

    Ico? come on. it doesn't look like Ico at all.

    except for it being something out of the ordinary like Ico was.

    and it looks like something I might enjoy as well. Nice surprise.
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  • PlayStation 4's stunning sales success continues

  • MeBrains 02/08/2015

    @Ryze
    Cock
    that says enough about you really.
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  • MeBrains 01/08/2015

    @riceNpea
    I don't think it's fair to blame customers for choosing to buy the machine that was getting the better deal from game development, that was Sony's fault. They recognised that error and that has directly led to the completely developer friendly console, thanks to much input from that community.
    myea. My view is: they backed a console which indeed was easy to develop for. But also one where everything was an paid-for option. An extremely ill-engineered one to boot.

    You seem to be grateful that, this gen, there is no real innovation anymore. No custom processors (good for programmers, bad for pushing boundaries of engineering). No forward-thinking tech like BT, WiFi, BR etc were at the time. And paid for online.

    I am not. I would have "loved" to see PS4 powered by Cell v2, but fully understand why they didn't.

    BTW. The learning curve devs had to go through with developing for Cell, actually benefits all now. That knowledge is needed to make effective use of GPUs now. (don't get me wrong - I am not giving ALL credit to Cell here. I just mention that Cell _too_ taught the appropriate algorithms.
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  • MeBrains 01/08/2015

    @Ryze did you miss "it indeed was a misstep" on purpose?

    O_o
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  • MeBrains 31/07/2015

    @riceNpea
    Everything you say is true and it's an incredible console but as a business decision it was a misstep.

    However it was a glorious mistake for the reasons you mention.
    I do agree with all of that. It indeed was a misstep, given the inability of customers to comprehend what Sony had actually done for all gamers. The inability for gamers to comprehend the frankly mighty investment Sony did back then.

    Customers backed an ill-engineered, basic console which indeed was way easier to program for.

    Through that backing we end up paying for online this gen, and ended up paying for average hardware at premium price.

    Competition is a good thing? Sometimes, it seems to be not.
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  • MeBrains 31/07/2015

    @riceNpea
    They actually wanted a machine that was complicated for third parties to work on so that first party developers, who would be already familiar with how to get the best out of the Cell chip, would have an advantage.
    so what? up until that moment - everybody was doing so. You keep intellectual property to yourselves, don't you? Kutaragi-san was an engineer, an awesome one at that. He wanted other (game-programming) engineers to dig down into the hardware he had created. He thought it would be a challenge for them and flaunted them about it. That's how you should see that comment.

    But, (mostly) Americans wanted it easy and pre-chewed and revolted.

    Yet, you can't deny, now, that the inclusion of all that forward-thinking tech, as well as the development of a brand-new ánd state-of-the-art processor was taking things "complacently". It was Sony's honest (engineering) contribution to gaming and somehow, some way it delivered to massive cost and a (defensibly) cheap price to customers.

    that's what I am always irked about. That people, to this day, mention "Sony rest on its laurels". It did not. FAR from it. It did (rest on its laurels) now a lot more - no more inclusion of forward-thinking tech and no more free online.
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  • MeBrains 30/07/2015

    @Mr-Writer
    Oh and the launch price was £425 not £500...
    indeed and, given the massive amount of included, forward-thinking tech, together with free online, an absolute steal!
    Reply +2
  • MeBrains 30/07/2015

    @riceNpea
    Unprecedented sales figures. Congratulations to Sony but I hope they don't rest on their laurels and get complacent. I don't think they'll make that mistake again though like they did after the great success PS2 was.
    this. keeps on irking me.

    how do you feel Sony was complacent after PS2? How do you feel SCE was complacent - ever?
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  • The gamer's guide to the Windows 10 launch

  • MeBrains 29/07/2015

    might be a good time to go back to some linux distro or another... :| Reply -2
  • MeBrains 29/07/2015

    @zzkj thx Reply 0
  • Face-Off: Journey on PS4

  • MeBrains 26/07/2015

    @PCMaestro
    If it's common knowledge that straight ports from PS3 to PS4 wouldn't work because of the architectural differences, the only thing to infer from my post was that the "remaster" did not pack significant improvements, as in, the assets are the same = straight up port.
    well, your posts up to now indicate that it does not seem to be "common knowledge".

    they seem to say that you recognize that fact when told so, but choose to ignore it in order to bitch a bit.

    You say "no significant improvements", while an upgrade to frames as well as resolution, as well as the technical tour-de-force of porting some of the most demanding and metal-coded Cell games to this entirely different architecture seem to be disregarded so that you can call these games "a straight up port".

    They're also called "remasters". Like a B&W movie being re-released in colour. Nothing changed in these either.

    Then again, in some way, I understand you. I would like to see new games as well (and there are plenty already for Sony's latest machine). Yet Sony is vocal about these remasters: they are being created to have MS-only owners of last gen the chance to play some of the most critically-acclaimed exclusives on their new system. Can't be a bad thing, can it?
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  • MeBrains 25/07/2015

    @PCMaestro
    A straight up port in the sense nothing was improved or "remastered".
    if that is what you really meant with the original nonsense you posted, there is something wrong with you rather than with me chapski.
    Reply +4
  • MeBrains 25/07/2015

    @PCMaestro
    These are just straight up ports
    maybe you should change your name to PCDumbo, chap. There is nothing "straight up" about porting code from Cell to Jaguar.
    Reply +6
  • Performance Analysis: F1 2015

  • MeBrains 12/07/2015

    @IronSoldier In my original post, I never targeted you huh. I merely replied to you, but consistently used "We" and "Us" (the consumers)... Reply -1
  • MeBrains 12/07/2015

    @IronSoldier
    Was there a point to that reply of yours to me? It seems that you're somehow contriving to blame Microsoft for PS4 being, in your words, "average hardware".
    Well, you mentioned that it's "because of Microsoft and Nintendo that PS4 escapes greater scrutiny".

    I place the blame on the Redmont's fanbase.

    I also do not support your interpretation of Antropie and Grassyknol which, in your words, assess the "entry-level consolised gaming PC (PS4, red) to be "the Second Coming"".

    While the PS4 may be "Average Hardware" (and the Xbone's way below average at that), I believe that too is because of consumer reaction to PS3's forward-thinking hardware vs the 360's all-is-a-paid-for-optional division.
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  • MeBrains 12/07/2015

    @IronSoldier
    Spot-on. It's largely only because Microsoft and Nintendo shot themselves in the foot this console generation that PS4 escapes greater scrutiny. 'Thankfully' we have @Antropie and @grassyknoll to set us all straight on Sony's entry-level consolised gaming PC being akin to the Second Coming!
    so. damned if you, damned if you don't then if talking about Sony's consoles.

    Since, remembering last-gen, Sony included a simply insane amount of forward-thinking tech in their console and look how "we" reacted.

    "We" defended a console which was an ill-engineered piece of crap (luckily version - how much - three (four?) stabilized the machine; "we" gladly defended forward-thinking tech as the optional and paid-for "choice which it should be" and "we" happily paid for online for years on end.

    thankfully we have MS and their vocal fan base so that we now pay for average hardware, as well as online.
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  • 1TB PlayStation 4 out 15th July

  • MeBrains 07/07/2015

    lol... they must not be getting rid of the PSTVs. I just bought one, together with a DS4, for €69. (€10 more than just the DS4).

    Still. good deal I suppose - if you have two TVs...
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  • Peter Moore recounts $1.15bn Xbox 360 Red Ring of Death saga

  • MeBrains 06/07/2015

    @ClemFandango
    Carry on fighting the fanboy fight son
    based on what you post, it sounds like I could probably be your dad.

    :rolleyes:
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  • MeBrains 04/07/2015

    @ClemFandango
    I'd normally take some time to reply, but I find it hard to argue your points son
    there, fixed that for you. ;)
    Reply -1
  • MeBrains 03/07/2015

    @AndrewLB
    Or how about an article about the huge failure rates with the PS3 "Fat" consoles single person I know who purchased the PS3 "fat" typically had a dead console soon aft
    every one of my friends had their PS3 kick the bucket
    that's not needed, really? They used a MS tool to create a BBC Watchdogs episode about it in which they had the grand total of five (5) machines out of hundreds of thousands sold to prove their "point".

    :)
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  • MeBrains 03/07/2015

    @ClemFandango
    It amazes me that Sony once again got away scot free when the launch PS3 was just as bad. My 60gb PS3 ylod on me after two years, you know what I got off Sony ? Fack all
    just as bad?! lol

    pretty sure that, if you'd have a thread about PS3 much similar to this one, there'd be few people stating they actually had more than one machine. In any way, not to the extent this one is rife with people stating they had more than one 360 - most even admitting double purchases "just in case".

    it is funny. with PS2's gen, Sony came out quite victorious. Even so, the company did not rest on its laurels and invested tons to give us top notch, genuinely innovative and forward-thinking hardware, together with free online and HW BC.

    How did the masses react? They invested in a machine which was not only one of the most ill-engineered products ever. They also happily paid for online and a lack of software variation.

    Result? No HW innovation this gen, no inclusion of forward-thinking tech, no more free online.
    Reply +1
  • MeBrains 02/07/2015

    oh... since we are reminiscing the days of old, we can now, on hindsight, also state that MS's 360 and its blind fan base, are to thank for the paid-for online this gen, as well as the lack of hardware innovation, the lack of inclusion of forward-thinking technology and the lack of HW BC - all of which Sony offered last gen.

    sony's last gen machine was "more expensive" indeed. :)
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  • MeBrains 02/07/2015

    @danger.to.others +1 from me though. Reply +2
  • MeBrains 02/07/2015

    and I keep on wondering what the real sales ratio of last gen looks like. to me it seems that most all 360 enthusiasts ended up buying more than one.

    So, out of roughly 80M sold, how much were second, third... purchases to the same person? Anybody has an idea, a guess, or a number?
    Reply +6
  • Can Halo 5 deliver on its 60fps promise?

  • MeBrains 05/07/2015

    @cloudskipa
    Brilliant, if in doubt switch the conversation onto me. Look MuBrains I'm talking about the media's focus on the technicalities as well as peoples own obsession with numbers that gives rise to articles like this, to headline news of game resolutions long before they are even released and even the amount of sales figures discussion is disproportionate to last gen.
    hey. that's what more than half of last gen was about! Numbers! DF analyses! Differences in frame rate and resolution far less than on show now. Some people were defending slight differences in technicalities as if they had a pure and existential influence in console value in these days (all while disregarding quite a few other "technicalities" like the consistent superiority in audio and forward thinking tech of the opposing console).

    Resolution, even if it were only 10% apart, were, according to some, huge.

    Thing is. Now they are far more than 10% in actual console prowess; yet, the same persons back then, are defending the increased difference as an "obsession with numbers".

    btw. I liked what you did with the "MuBrains". Cute really. :)
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  • MeBrains 05/07/2015

    @cloudskipa
    This obsession with numbers is positively the worst thing to occur from this generation of gaming.
    yet. I seem to remember you lauding differences which were far lower last gen, when they suited you.
    Reply +2
  • MeBrains 05/07/2015

    @ziggy_played_guitar
    Although you're right in the assessment of the overreaction, you "loathe" every Xbox fan, as you think someone for having an Xbox is somewhat inferior, like you said many times. Even to the extent, Las time you said people who buy CoD for PS4 are "Xboners in disguise". Your words.
    really?

    you are allowed to think what you please, but to say I "loathe" every xbox fan is stretching it, as it is far from the truth. I clearly mentioned I loathe the general feeling surrounding what I understand as being the "xbox fan", didn't I?

    and where the hell did I say anything like "people who buy CoD are Xboners in disguise"?! Please quote me then.

    My words? I don't think so.

    Your interpretation? Maybe!
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  • MeBrains 04/07/2015

    @kevboard
    I hate 343i... that's all I have to say... they ruined Halo! looking at that campaign level again just makes me so fucking angry! IT LOOKS LIKE FUCKING CALL OF DUTY!!! WTF?

    halo 4 was so bad, and every halo fan shat on them because of it... so what are they doin? THEY PUT MORE SHITTY AND STUPID SCRIPTED SHIT IN IT!!! WHAT THE ACTUAL FUCK?

    I never felt hate as pure as this hate for 343i in my life!
    holy bejesus. calm down. slowly inhale and exhale again. inhale. exhale.

    you sir (although I have the impression you are way too young to be called so) are the archetype of the xbox fan I loathe.

    inhale. exhale. go on. there's worse things around to dislike, let alone feeling "hate as pure as this hate for 343i".

    btw: who in their right minds could upvote a comment like yours too. there surely are sorry little persons out there. :(
    Reply +10
  • Watch Shuhei Yoshida talk Nuclear Throne PS4 date while eating a habanero pepper

  • MeBrains 30/06/2015

    @DwarfyP
    Tabasco is not hot by any means.
    I agree. Still, a lot of my friends, family and colleagues steer clear from it. Too spicy. In fact, there is hardly a restaurant here which serves food spicy enough to my taste.

    What I meant is: between Tabasco (I chose that because everybody knows it) and Habanero-chilis lies a HUGE difference in spiciness.

    So I still do not believe these are real, fresh habanero's or they'd squeak a different tune.

    Then again: maybe it is real. So what. It's a good show.
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  • MeBrains 30/06/2015

    I don't believe it can be habareno. Not a lot can eat that - not four in the same room (unless their Thai or Indian or...).

    Tabasco is experienced as "very hot" by a large part of the population and that's 20 times weaker than a fresh habareno.

    still. whatever the pepper, it's a good show.
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  • Sony: PS4 market share "frequently greater than 90 per cent in continental Europe"

  • MeBrains 30/06/2015

    @A_FAN it is indeed. and point two: to me, there hardly seems anything on MS's platform which looks worth playing, although Rare's newly announced game seems to tickle my fancy.

    As well as "one console is enough in myu household".
    Reply +1
  • MeBrains 30/06/2015

    @J0rdan_KZ
    That initial "always on DRM", TV, Kinect and sports stuff is still haunting them almost 2 years after their original announcement.
    to me personally, it still is their botched up, notoriously ill-engineered 360 hardware launch, as well as the community reaction to it, as well as their "1-billion warranty "extension"'s answer making me, nigh ethically, unable to ever buy a MS console again.

    that and the lack of (innovative) games I like to play like Ico, SotC, Ni No Kuni, TLoU...
    Reply +5
  • Don't hold your breath for PS4 backwards compatibility

  • MeBrains 19/06/2015

    @XbDf
    So why was the X1 cost to build was 3+ billion vs ps4 400 million?
    Laughing out loud! :D

    Have you ever wondered what 3 billion buys you?

    Here's some examples:

    20 of these:


    Four of these:


    2 of these:


    a few of these:



    if anything, the development of STI's brand-new Cell processor would have cost that much, including the construction of its specific factories. :)

    damn. some guys are gullible.
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  • MeBrains 19/06/2015

    @this article: well no shit. off course PS4 will not be able to do PS3 BC.

    cell was such powerful and specific technology that even N+1 hardware will have troubles to run it at decent speeds through emulation. having BC of PS3 on PS4 would need the integration of a Cell processor on PS4's motherboard, much like the initial, $599 version of PS3 had PS2's Emotion Engine on its board to provide it.

    Xbox doesn't have that "problem", as it has always gone for decidedly OTS components without any real hardware innovations.
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  • Sony's E3 conference: an artful blend of nostalgia and big business

  • MeBrains 16/06/2015

    @chuck_bone you forgot:
    - Nier
    - Rigs
    - Persona 5
    - Firewatch
    - Star Ocean 5
    - Shadow of the Beast
    - World of Final Fantasy
    - Heavy Rain & Beyond Two Souls

    ;)
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  • MeBrains 16/06/2015

    @FuntimeBen
    What you mean to say is that there are no original first-party games coming out this year for PS4, because there are TONS of third-party games coming out by the years end for the PS4 and XBox 1. Your hyperbole is silly.
    nonono. what I mean to say is that last year, there was this whole crowd fuming that there were no games for PS4 and that this year, according to the subtitle of this article, there will be none again!

    hence my deduction. There must be nothing to play on that machine!

    :|
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  • MeBrains 16/06/2015

    where's 2015's line-up?
    waw. that's actually a second year without games for PS4!

    there's nothing to play on that machine!

    :|
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  • Rare announces Sea of Thieves

  • MeBrains 15/06/2015

    Finally a game for Xbox I really would like to play if it turns out to be any good.

    Finally something which dares to be a bit different from that macho, gung-ho shooting shit the console is famous for.
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  • Halo 5: There's good news and bad news

  • MeBrains 10/06/2015

    @GeminiXLII I stand corrected then.

    It would have been very very strange.

    I wonder how I missed that... :/
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  • MeBrains 10/06/2015

    players won't need an Xbox Live Gold account for online co-op.
    to me this goes to show how incredibly much MS is banking on this franchise to pull in its fanbase. So, we need to pay for everything, but his old, albeit popular, franchise gets free online?

    myea... i prefer some diversity, instead of rehashes - however good they are...
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  • Here's your first official look at the 1TB Xbox One and tweaked controller

  • MeBrains 10/06/2015

    @dogmanstaruk
    This is actually my 2nd Xbox One. My launch unit died back in November (GPU artifacts), so this is actually a new replacement.
    waw. talking of bad luck!

    I mean, I am sure my C-64 would still boot, as does my master system, nes, mega drive, the original GB, the TI-99 (right?), the amiga etc etc I have here - as do the three PSX's.

    you're not entitled to warranty?
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  • MeBrains 09/06/2015

    @dogmanstaruk
    I'm in the market for a new Bone as my console died a while ago.
    it died?! how did that happen? and, given it wasn't released over two years ago and unless it was your own mistake, shouldn't you be entitled to a fix / replacement? EU (I know, UK is not entirely EU) is quite clear with it: warranty of two years unless clearly demonstratable the customer's fault. (honest question)
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  • MeBrains 09/06/2015

    there's a difference noticeable in the douchebag presenting this.

    Last gen he was all cocky and smug.

    This gen he is just a cock and he appears not to stand behind anything he says.
    Reply -1
  • Tech Analysis: Halo 3: ODST on Xbox One

  • MeBrains 06/06/2015

    @IronSoldier
    Do carry on in slyly seeking to present yourself as the voice of reason when, as anyone who's been here for some time knows, in reality you're a not so closeted Xbone cheerleader. Good day to you.
    I have the impression you are talking to the only person I have on my ignore list here. EG became a tiny bit better after that click.
    Reply +1
  • Video: The sex scenes of The Witcher 3 reviewed

  • MeBrains 06/06/2015

    @magneto
    Since when did EG resort to tabloid style "journalism"?
    they started in earnest somewhere last year! :)
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  • Rise of the Tomb Raider teaser trailer has a mountain to climb

  • MeBrains 01/06/2015

    @dogmanstaruk
    I've been down voted twice for simply stating there are games on the Xbone I want to play.
    lol. go cry me a river chapski.

    You know me, I, have been downvoted innumerable times only because I tried to state that we all have had customer support problems. With more companies than only one certain multinational! :rolleyes:

    then again. I am a "smug" apparently. Not a realist. Nor balanced.
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  • Halo 3: ODST Master Chief Collection release date spotted

  • MeBrains 30/05/2015

    @dogmanstaruk
    just can't let our readers know ODST is rolling out to MCC Xbox One owners.
    just as well that EG can't let its readers know that:
    - Andrew House will continue leading PS
    - Quantic Dream is about to come out with footage of its next game
    - New footage is available of Everybody has gone to the rapture (and a tiny bit of U4)
    - DC's long-announced PS+ version might be imminent
    - News information is known about Kill Strain
    - Non combat MMO "Wander" has new info for PS4 and steam
    - There's new DLC for DC
    - PS4 leads some countries by 80% to 20%

    and a few others...

    haha. I do indeed start to sound like a subjective "fanboy", while I tend to give credit where credit's due... :)
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