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  • What does Brexit mean for the UK video games industry?

  • MeBrains 26/06/2016

    @melonfarmer
    On the plus side we don't have to embroiled in a war with Russia over the EU plans to expand into the Ukraine
    Russia does not want a war of course, but given NATO aggressiveness, we might find ourselves in one within the next years.
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  • Revealed: Sony's plan for PlayStation 4K - codename Neo

  • MeBrains 20/04/2016

    Still not sure if I like the idea. I think Sony is wrong dividing its customer base. If you want upgradeable hardware, buy a PC.

    How will somebody playing the next cod at 1440/60 (as an example) be matched with somebody having 900/28? (Both as an example to convey an idea. But some will probably take it out of context again. You freckle know who you are! ;) )
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  • 1979 Revolution review

  • MeBrains 16/04/2016

    @brabble projecting much? With a gutter mouth like you consequently carry against all who do not follow your opinion. Against all who corner you with arguments because your opinion almost always is based on zealous yet ignorant overcredulity. I do wonder who'd persons name the bigot.

    :rolleyes:
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  • MeBrains 13/04/2016

    @fruckle you're a joke - entirely and consequently unable to understand sentences. as, where did I, even remotely, state that being female is wrong?

    it's just that you seem to insist on acting like my mother-in-law. she has a moustache like you. nothing more, nothing less.
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  • MeBrains 12/04/2016

    @Fourfoldroot hey. just ignore that fool frickle. she's not worth a breath. the moment she's cornered, she starts acting all irrational and throws insults. no point trying to have a rational, arguments-based discussion with frickle freckle. much like in real life! Reply 0
  • Face-Off: Nintendo 3DS vs New 3DS

  • MeBrains 27/03/2016

    @grassyknoll never was much for pixel counting, but read DF because of the HW insights it gave.

    also, I continue to find it funny how the marginal differences last gen were inflated immensely, while the huge ones now (mostly 30% difference in res coupled with a lower fps) are brushed away as asides.

    things backfired a bit on those making a fuzz out of it last gen. :lol:
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  • MeBrains 27/03/2016

    @grassyknoll hey... for me it's all the same. 30fps. 60? 25?! I don't care so much - as long as the game is good.

    I was just pulling legs because of some posters here who'd think that a game is good because it's 60fps or bad because it drops to 25.

    heck. I even have enjoyed turn-based games in the past. These run at 1 frame each 2 minutes!
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  • MeBrains 27/03/2016

    oy? I thought Ninty always stuck to 60fps? (which I thought to have learned from some keyboard warriors here) Reply -12
  • We know PlayStation 4.5 is real - but why is Sony making it?

  • MeBrains 24/03/2016

    The only thing it is, will be slim + embedded vr hardware, doing away with the external box and allowing Sony to release goggles only for 189.

    Nothing to see here. Move along.
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  • Apple announces four-inch iPhone SE, due next week

  • MeBrains 21/03/2016

    bought this one:



    pretty damn happy with it. does another 2d on 15% battery (!) - be it only calls and messages at that moment.
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  • Why Gears of War Ultimate fails to deliver on PC

  • MeBrains 20/03/2016

    @Fragtaster
    games almost never are 100% perdect - its a open platform with tons of different hardware configs and varietables to consider. Not as simple as slapping out a universal PS4 game
    not really following the complete thread like I used to do before replying, but you do make it sound as if developing a game is easy, were it not for the different hardware configs.

    for the record, not to sound pedantic to you, but for those who'd not realize reading your comment; games development always is damn difficult - even for the closed platform consoles are. You just can't "slap out a PS4 game" like you say, nor an Xbox one, nor a Nintendo one. Certainly not an AAA one.

    for example, and some will no doubt think I give this to pop in a PS4 game in a non-PS4 thread - which is not my intention. Let them have at it!
    I'm just giving the example as it's recent and to give some background to AAA development. Merely textures were created by 7 to 10 globally dispersed studios for U4. Read here.

    so. not as easy as "slapping out". (the only few words I reacted to.)
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  • Microsoft GDC party criticised for exotic dancers, Phil Spencer apologises

  • MeBrains 20/03/2016

    @mattshark your interpretation I guess. both look to be the same top to me - be it a revealing one. On Jenny's pic I seem to see both the bra as well as the top, the latter going around towards her back. Anyhows. That hardly is the point.

    you said "they stripped" - I doubt that. We disagree? We disagree.
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  • MeBrains 20/03/2016

    @mattshark
    Can I identify items of clothing? Yes, apparently better than you.
    eh. but you can not answer a question on topic then? ;)

    Can you really (tell somebody stripped) by looking at these stills?

    I think they all wear the same top. What makes you believe that is not so?
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  • MeBrains 20/03/2016

    @mattshark above? I see still images with some of the women showing quite some cleavage. and others where their upper backs are covered.

    it can very well be the very same clothing item. I can not tell somebody "stripped" there by looking at the pictures. Can you really?
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  • MeBrains 20/03/2016

    @mattshark no, I was reacting to your remark that parties are professional. they are not. they are informal.

    how do you know they removed items of clothing, i.e. stripping? I do not seem to have read that.
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  • MeBrains 20/03/2016

    @Starchild771
    at least guys do have a much more varied portrayal in the media, movies, music and business world etc.
    is that really so? Somehow I doubt that. Looking at adverts for male clothes, perfumes, cars etc. Watching movies with male actors or looking at the next music clip. All male "performers" seem to have a physical appearance few of the male population can really mirror.

    much like with the female population.
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  • MeBrains 20/03/2016

    @mattshark
    If you don't know, conference parties are considered part of the conference and are invite only for the guests.
    lol. I have been to them on several occasions, including E3 and GDC. they are parties like you say and not part of the conference. they are organized as such too: parties. they're informal settings organized by companies.

    I've been on one where George Clinton played. Looking at him, hardly a "professional" image he has, huh? Should I have been offended because of it? Yelling how "unprofessional" the organisation was for inviting somebody looking like that guy? He had scantily clad female dancers with him as well.

    No, "we" didn't. We enjoyed ourselves and appreciated the effort organizing company had done for us to enjoy ourselves after a hard, professional day's work. Free drinks too - alcohol no less. Hardly professional either.

    So. Who's viewing things right and wrong here?
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  • MeBrains 20/03/2016

    @SpaceMonkey77
    make it clear not to chastise/abuse the staff in/out of the building while visiting, in clear print. In short, be polite and don't be a d**k to them, as they are still people. And yes, you can still have your photo, reward for not being a d**k.
    that's it really. nothing more to it.

    some persons just need that tuition, as they do behave like d**ks and that is the problem: the lack of respect some show.
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  • MeBrains 20/03/2016

    @Fourfoldroot
    As I said, the only insult here is the (assumed) lack of male dancers.
    and even that is debatable. I have yet to meet gays who do not appreciate the female body for its beauty. they just aren't / don't seem to be sexually attracted to them.
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  • MeBrains 20/03/2016

    @Helmic
    not everyone comes to industry event to get horny and it still plays into sexual harassment issues.
    you can't be serious. I have been to my fair of tradeshows (with "booth babes"). It's not that all present suddenly run around carrying guns in their pockets?

    also, how does it play into sexual harassment? it doesn't. If you think it does, or for these who do, it's you or these men who have a problem. As, it is not because a woman is dressed up attractively, that she automatically is in mate-mode with whomever! If she is or you'd think she is, isn't it about time we address the lack of clothing on beaches? Or shouldn't we start campaigning for clothes which are covering the female body?

    Hm. I know I don't want to go there.
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  • MeBrains 20/03/2016

    @protowizard
    for a professional games industry event
    that event happened to be a party. And I think most of us enjoy parties more when there are women present. in a lot of venues, ladies don't pay or pay less precisely for that reason.

    these women accepted the contract they signed. they were paid to be there. they "sold" the USP they have - namely, a beautiful body. Mind that, more often than not, maintaining your body requires a lot of work.

    so, I think this whole "booth babe" thing is blown out of proportion immensely - always have thought so.

    my .02.
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  • MeBrains 20/03/2016

    @mattshark enlighten me. Reply 0
  • MeBrains 20/03/2016

    meanwhile in the civilised world... god they look unhappy. you can really see how they're used and abused. how they surely feel disrespected. a tool. an object.

    http://treeofsaviorgame.com/expo/878/g-star-2014-booth-babes/

    they do not seem to be proud to be there either. the looks on their faces of disgust and disempowerment. much like these in the images in this article.

    ...

    to all hardcore feminists here and there crying about "equality"? we are not. Men chase. Women less so - if they do, they do so less "aggressively". Maybe men should stop doing that. Stop chasing. Stop addressing them. Stop sweet-mouthing. Stop the compliments. I wonder if ladies can imagine us doing that and how'd they feel without the regular attention they get. Would they be happy? I don't think so. So please, stop the nonsense about acting all upset when women are "used" to "entertain" men. These ladies signed up for it. They knew what they signed up for. They knew the clothes they'd wear. Still they did and they probably liked the assignment as well.

    hey. I'm defending MS here! But I am not their reaction to it to apologize for it.

    oh boyez.
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  • Microsoft to let Xbox One games connect with PC and other console networks

  • MeBrains 18/03/2016

    @imt558 trying to talk reason in top-tool frickly eh?

    Of no use. Not worth your breadth. He'll get personal in no time when he fails to logically counter your arguments.

    oh wait. I see. he already has.

    go figure.

    :|
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  • Xbox One backward compatibility: every major game tested

  • MeBrains 18/03/2016

    @Ivattthestanier damn. while all good PS4 games still cost top dollar. oh well. the downsides of being the best selling console I guess. But I can wait until playing TLoU remastered, Until Dawn, BloodBorne, Uncharted collection... Reply -1
  • MeBrains 18/03/2016

    @riksterinto
    Did DF even try using the gamma slider built into the Alan Wake game?
    did you even read the short, short few lines they wrote mentioning it?!

    :rolleyes:
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  • PlayStation VR will cost 349, out in October

  • MeBrains 15/03/2016

    @Hailst0rm
    I use it to play games at 60FPS instead of the 30 they'd be making me play on consoles.
    you're cracking me up.

    when has 60fps ever defined gameplay?

    Does 60fps really make wonders of bad games?
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  • MeBrains 15/03/2016

    @Hailst0rm
    The poor mans headset for the poor mans gaming platform. Noice.
    lol. you indeed are better of with MS's alternatives which requires you to buy every single thing as an extra.

    that's the stupid approach for the stupid man's gaming platform.

    Vary noice!

    ;)
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  • Raiden 5 review

  • MeBrains 11/03/2016

    @Mar27w
    Oh you joker:)but seriously ,1080p30 would suit me fine,ive never let framerates get in the way of me enjoying a good game
    it didn't me either but some seem obsessed with it. :D
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  • MeBrains 11/03/2016

    @Mar27w yes! we could play it at 1080p60 then!

    ..

    oh wait. :|
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  • Far Cry: Primal tops the US retail charts for February

  • MeBrains 11/03/2016

    also out is that PS4 outsold Xbox One again in US.

    but indeed. No news there. As there is not in Far Cry Primal topping charts - truth be told.
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  • It sounds like Xbox One will get hardware upgrades

  • MeBrains 10/03/2016

    Top tool freckle apparently does not know how to distinguish an argument from a conclusion apart from not knowing how to quote others in context.

    :cool:

    and by the way - MS has. If you want the arguments for me coming to that conclusion - read my post history, angry frittle girl.
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  • MeBrains 04/03/2016

    @Fourfoldroot
    I doubt you'll let anything so inconvenient as facts and logic sway you from your narrative.
    haha. still trying to talk reason into top-tool fruzzl, huh?

    it won't work. The more you make sense and corner him, the more he starts foaming at the mouth and reacts with personal insults.

    believe me. I tried on several occasions. After over a year he still insults me regularly because he continuously failed to bring proper arguments to the table.
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  • MeBrains 02/03/2016

    @CypherQ
    The advantages are fixed and known hardware on the Xbox whereas the PC is well a mixed bag of potentially millions of combinations - so the software becomes less stable.
    I don't know if you understood what Spencer said.

    the "idea" is to make it a mixed bag!

    so - differences?
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  • MeBrains 02/03/2016

    the more I think about this, the more this "idea" sounds extremely dumb and shortsighted.

    I cross my fingers it will not be successful and that it will be MS's last effort f* up the console market.

    like stated already: they killed HW innovation last gen - thanks to customer stupidity backing their ill-engineered plastic brick. They killed a sponsored console as well. Up to PS3, platform manufacturers sold consoles without profit and to the manufacturers' expense. They'd make money from the games. That's (largely) gone already with PS4 and Xbone. With this "idea" we'll end up paying premium for upgrades. Not once every ten years, but every 2, 3.

    Moreover, their "unique selling point" - making sure games keep working across generations / hardware revisions. How are they going to match a 1st gen CoD player to a 5th gen one? One playing 720p25. The other 4Kp120? How's that work?

    What a mess. And some stupid fools seem to back this "idea". If you do: buy a PC. It has the exact same "idea" behind it. :rolleyes:
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  • MeBrains 02/03/2016

    @CypherQ buy a pc.

    as, what's the difference according to you?
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  • MeBrains 01/03/2016

    @OMAW3D
    I almost choose to ignore the churlish remarks but even if you are a 12 year old you should be told that its OK to disagree with someone, but being a dick about it just makes you a dick, not clever.
    oh boy. riiiight of the bat. The first thing mentioned by MR. (excuse the capitalisation, ok?) OMAW3D is that tiny bit personal. Good start there buddy. Shows your stripes immediately.

    Then we have...

    blahblahblah-blahblah
    factually rephrasing why this is a dumb idea.

    1) you are correct that everything on XP, 7, 8, 10 have baseline requirements. Delivering an experience which is pretty extremely unequal given the HW they have all ran on. One of the issues I have with this "idea" coming from redmond is exactly that. There is no common denominator anymore. No stable HW platform.

    2) MANY PC gamers get by quite happily?! Really?! lol. How blind can one be thinking that not e-ve-ry sing-le one of those would not prefer gaming on a dual Titan rig, instead of their acquired single 280X's coupled to their i3s?

    3) The good thing with consoles is indeed that, they are stable configurations which you can expect X (Roman numeral in my case) years of lifespan from.

    You could fall on the side of pessimism, but it hardly would have to do with the add-ons having been released over the years. It would, should you have any logical thinking mind of deducing capacity, have to do with the fact that you are basically building a PC again. And look. That ain't novel, is it?

    They don't have the brand (not to me; maybe even not anymore). They don't have the software (the Xbone's ecosystem with all its VMs is way too bloated + they don't have a lot of (new) IPs). They do have the clout ("cloud"-with-a-d is for all to use) and infrastructure (to continue f*** up console-gaming).

    eh?

    edit: and by the way. That first paragraph I quoted? Your first reaction to and interaction with, me. It tells a lot about yourself, doesn't it?
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  • MeBrains 01/03/2016

    @OMAW3D
    The experience just needs to be consistent and something gamers actually want to use.
    what a load of blahblah have you written. you define a pc to counter a pc.

    the line I quoted says all. How can an experience be consistent when the HW would widely vary? Gamers would like to use the best - highest end alternative, much like on PC now.

    You'd have the "fortunate" buying a new PC (sorry "console") every (other) year. And have some which need to stick through the decade with it - and feeling increasingly left out.

    "hey. you can't play at 1080p60 (or whatever the hype in a few years), because your 4y old rig can't cope anymore. You should 'upgrade'."

    How will you make sure devs keep on targeting the lowest common denominator? Without these on top starting to bicker about devs not targeting the best specs?!

    It's a foolish idea. One which can only come from that ill-engineering American company.
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  • MeBrains 01/03/2016

    @cloudskipa
    No, a console. A system with it's own unique frontend and infrastructure which is dedicated to games.
    lol. ok. so instead of a PC with its unique Windows front-end and infrastructure like GPUs and DirectX which are dedicated to games. You mean a PC which is 100% purely about games?!

    So, a PC which has no set-top box like functions then? No TVTVTTV? No guides and no sports? No Skype nor slide-in multitasking panels?

    One which is dedicated to games then?

    Novel idea there!

    :|

    :P
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  • MeBrains 01/03/2016

    @cloudskipa
    we're talking about a new console using the same backward compatible OS in a couple of years time.
    right. a "pc" as it were, right?

    you mean "pc" instead of "console", don't you?

    it's a typo surely.
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  • PlayStation VR should not be used by children under 12, Sony warns

  • MeBrains 09/03/2016

    12y is waaay to young for this if you ask me.

    18 should be better. certainly with all these parent buying CoD for their 6y olds!
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  • Gears of War 4 stars Marcus Fenix's son

  • MeBrains 08/03/2016

    Nice.

    why exactly is it "nice"?

    It's a strange subtitle given some of the more provocative ones on here. Why is it even news?
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  • Epic boss accuses Microsoft of trying to "monopolise game development on PC"

  • MeBrains 04/03/2016

    @goggyturk
    heh,thought you were referring to the virtual terminal. Never seen one that bad before, I'm on Ubuntu 14.04 and the WM sometimes throws an epi still but you can usually drop to the TTY and restart the process.
    it was plain unusable. It just completely planted - more than once an hour. No response. No logs. Happened with whichever app I was using - even non-resource intensive ones. Had been happy with Ubuntu for years until this started - 12.11 I think it was (it's in the bug report) and wasn't fixed for me on that machine even in 14.04 as I sporadically retried.


    Was thinking about getring back into debian at some point... how do you find set up and maintenance vs ubuntu?
    Ubuntu's the Linux's Windows huh? If it installs correctly - and it probably does mostly, it can be a joy to use although I never got into Unity ever since their online results integration. Debian is more difficult to get up and running and configured on your system and you'd command-line more often, but has always been stable as a rock and it more feels like "your own" because of the time you invested.


    I personally feel 10.04 was a high point and they keep changing stuff for no reason in new releases now.
    yes. and that got worse and worse with every release imho.


    Ps no negs from me but I think some people on here still think linux is a cancer because Sweaty Steve aka Uncle Fester said so.
    nah. I don't suppose they're from you. There's a few here - whatever I write - they'd immediately click the "-". Oh well. If they feel better because of it, I am glad for the poor chaps.

    btw. I must confess I moved back to Windows a bit over a year ago after around seven years of continuous Linux use. :(
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  • MeBrains 04/03/2016

    @spamdangled
    Yeah I knew that, I just distinguish it from "pure" Linux because it's an offshoot.
    ok. still a strange answer m8.

    what is "pure" Linux to you? And why would you call Ubuntu an "offshoot"?

    It's just another distro like so many (Mint, Gentoo, Fedora, Arch, RedHat, Suse, Debian etcetcetc), albeit one which has become bloated and, imho, unstable. In trying to go after Windows' ease of use, it fell into the same trap and became an unmanageable (so it seems), unstable mess (or close to it).
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  • MeBrains 04/03/2016

    @goggyturk
    what, you didn't Ctrl-Alt-F1 like a REAL MAN?

    :cool:
    lol. don't tell me you didn't even read the opening paragraph of the launchpad bug I posted before replying, huh?

    :P

    ;)

    edit: and I see the eternal -1'r to my posts struck again. haha. what people get off on huh?
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  • MeBrains 04/03/2016

    @HunsonAbadeer
    And even if Ubuntu is becoming the "Windows" of GNU/Linux OS. It's far from being as bad as Windows ME haha xD
    believe me. to me it was. Worse even as astounding as it sounds. It would literally hard freeze every 15 minutes or so. Only solution was "hold power four seconds" and try again. No trace of these crashes in dmesg either. Raised a ticket too: https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/xserver-xorg-video-intel/+bug/993187

    It took waaay too long to fix and my system was plain unusable because of it. Hence -> Debian.

    You're right that Ubuntu would be way too heavy though.
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  • MeBrains 04/03/2016

    @spamdangled
    FFS Learn English. Your post makes no sense.
    at least he tries m8. No need to get in a knot over this.
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  • MeBrains 04/03/2016

    @spamdangled
    PS - Valve is using Ubuntu, not Linux.
    Ubuntu = Linux, although Linux =/= Ubuntu.

    I do know that Ubuntu has become quite bloated over the years - up to the point it became as stable to me as Windows ME was. I.e. not very much. I moved to Debian then.

    But Ubuntu still is a Linux distro. So, if Valve uses Ubuntu, it uses Linux. You did know that, right?
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  • MeBrains 04/03/2016

    @Minmat
    is this more spin and lies by MS or is the Epic guy not aware of the november patch/fix and improvements of UWP?
    my guess? the former.

    (which will be quite unsurprising to hear from me)

    :D
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  • Uncharted 4 release date delayed another two weeks

  • MeBrains 02/03/2016

    @Hailst0rm
    delay that crap indefinitely so people stop buying PS4!
    :lol:
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