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  • Assassin's Creed: Unity takes a daring leap back to the series' origins

  • MeBrains 06/10/2014

    @spectrumfox
    Wow, sooo much butthurt from Sony gamers over 900p.

    Today is a good day.
    waw.

    here's someone enjoying a good day because he (she?) learned that, from now on, some games will be held back because one platform will receive an unoptimised port because of another to "avoid debates".

    :D

    damn. some do make this an intelligently poor community to take part in.

    :)
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  • MeBrains 06/10/2014

    @frazzl
    So when devs started using the PS3 as the primary development console instead of the 360 due to the Cell being a nightmare to port titles to, you were just as outraged? Let me guess, you were not. Ditto with Grassyknoll and Snake2011.
    Of course I was not! Why should I have been? And why should I be now if the only question were "lead platform"?

    This is about consciously holding back one platform over the other to ensure parity to "avoid debates" - which, unless you can give an example to the contrary, is a first in this industry. Pairing back "to avoid debates" to me is a questionable practice. Did we get that before? When PS3 became lead platform past gen because devs understood their babies were easier to port, and optimize, towards 360, they were still optimized for the latter platform, or weren't they?


    And what proof do you have that MS have anything to do with this? After all when MS "kiddies" were suggesting Sony moneyhatted Konami for the PT trailer, all the Sony fans were demanding proof. Well surely they'll be wanting proof here too right? For consistency's sake right?
    where did I insinuate MS had a hand in this really? I merely referenced the widely known "parity clause", didn't I?

    But yea... connecting dots, it does seem to be of MS's "political" stance that Ubisoft comes out of the closet with it.

    I do not understand the PT thing you refer to. "Parity to avoid debates" and "parity clause" seem to automatically connect. The PT thing doesn't.

    Suggesting Sony moneyhatting Konami for a mere trailer seems to be of a different, entirely forgettable league. Or should we discuss Destiny, all these years of CoD, this Unity deal (aside from parity) and so on as well? We did that already - we'll probably do that again.
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  • MeBrains 06/10/2014

    @SurgicalOyster
    how long before we get a screenshot article where we see 3 formats compared and there's no difference at all between them but we pretend we can see one just to make our selected format the best?
    welcome to the past - this has been going on for 7 years now.

    but it seems to be a despicable practice since November last year.
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  • MeBrains 06/10/2014

    @dogmanstaruk
    Oh look.

    Spoilt little PS4 kiddies starting a trend on twitter. For a minute you would think they entire industry should revolve around their needs.

    I actually wonder who many had any intention of buying the bloody game.
    drunk much? or forgot how to write?

    how is this any different than the outrage against Sony treating Destiny as a first party title?

    or against Sony showing target footage - a practice MS is not shy of either?

    or against Sony now using out-of-the-box after the community's assault on the future-proof product it launched last-gen?

    or against Sony making us pay for online now?

    or against Sony's difficult to code for, yet custom built CELL?

    and so on, and so on, and so on...

    you now call them "kiddies" spoilt against a blatant admittance that one version is purposely held back to ensure parity, but fail to address any of the above?

    you would indeed think some would like the industry to revolve around their needs.

    :rolleyes:
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  • MeBrains 06/10/2014

    @CptBritannica
    It was indeed usually the 360 last gen, and not once did we have any of this forced parity shit.
    indeed. we had not. Sony doesn't (seem to) have parity clauses - although it does pay for exclusive DLC like Destiny's this gen. A practice brought over from MS's approach to this business - much like paying for online.

    I'm thinking now. Maybe Sony is smart enough to actually understand that the best of games even on competing systems is good for the industry which automatically turns to their advantage. That also is sound business logic, be it not profitable in a running fiscal year.
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  • Face-Off: Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor

  • MeBrains 04/10/2014

    @cloudskipa
    How can you say this when the differences are relatively hard to spot even with the help of a magnifier
    Well... hence my last line then, huh?

    the differences were far less pronounced, although they seemed to be lauded as far greater then than they are now by some.

    there were differences like you state, but not anywhere near the 30% (resolution, hence rendering) difference we have now. Such differences were rare, if existent, even at the start of last gen when PS3 got piss-poor ports.


    We have sub-HD now and muddy textures (look at the comparison shots), together with a 30% resolution difference. But this time, it is not a big deal to the very same persons making all the fuzz about less of a difference back then.
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  • MeBrains 04/10/2014

    @shark974
    I bet you were saying "360 rocks" last gen when it was smoking PS3 in multiplatform face-offs huh?
    except for back then, 360 wasn't "smoking" PS3 as much as PS4 is "smoking" Xbone now.

    the differences were far less pronounced, although they seemed to be lauded as far greater then than they are now by some.

    edit: was -> wasn't
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  • PlayStation Plus' October offerings include DriveClub, Spelunky and Dust: An Elysian Tail

  • MeBrains 01/10/2014

    Arkham Asylum? really?! that is some great, great news! PS+ doesn't give value for money. nooooo! *sob* *sob* Reply -2
  • Sony confirms wheels that work with PS4 racer DriveClub

  • MeBrains 01/10/2014

    @jetsetwillie
    we keep getting told how customer focused sony are and how much they love and care for the customers and are not anti-consumer like MS is... and then they go and pull this
    hey... I am not saying this is a good move huh? I do think Sony should step up and update its firmware to allow for expensive accessories they have promoted themselves. That is an awful move by them!

    I was just mentioning that even ink cartridges carry security chips and that maybe, given that its main competitor does exactly the same, should or could be "understood".

    But as a consumer I do say "damn you Sony"!
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  • MeBrains 01/10/2014

    these complaining about security chips for accessories.

    You do know that even benign things like ink cartridges carry them? Sometimes using exactly the same format and design, but with a different chip.

    To enable them, something impossible with the wheels here, it suffices to take a newer cartridge chip, clip it onto the old one, reset it et voilà.
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  • MeBrains 01/10/2014

    given that some of the non-supported wheels were promoted by Sony, they should indeed fix this incompatibility.

    yet, how far back do they need to go. I quite liked the NegCon controller back in the days and would like to have another one made...

    initially developed for Ridge Racer, it really did work well for racing games...

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  • Project Cars shooting for 1080p 60fps on both Xbox One and PS4

  • MeBrains 29/09/2014

    @the_rydster
    It's just condensation from head sweat I think?
    err... with the condensation drops forming exactly like the raindrops from other views? Being blown away like raindrops on a windshield? Inside the helmet?

    I must admit, looking at them like condensation from head sweat had not crossed my mind until now.
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  • MeBrains 29/09/2014

    @lh1975
    The helmet cam is flawed because it couldn't possibly be in focus when your eye is converged on the action ahead of you.
    and it rains inside of it.

    I do like the inside helmet view, but the bug that raindrops run inside of it really should be fixed.
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  • PlayStation Home is shutting down next year

  • MeBrains 29/09/2014

    @TheLastPixel A more successful company which only got big by buying out or by copying others and which has not, in a single instance, brought out a successful product by itself.

    I searched for it before and have found not a single product or product idea that MS successfully created and marketed by itself. Not one.

    Hence my honest question, but even a supporter like you fails to identify one. :)
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  • MeBrains 29/09/2014

    @TheLastPixel thx. QED. Reply -1
  • MeBrains 29/09/2014

    @TheLastPixel I know.

    These were other firsts as well:
    - First portable television - 1960
    - Videocassette Recorder - 1965
    - Sony Walkman (portable music) - 1979
    - First commercial Compact Disc player - 1982
    - First portable CD player - 1984
    - First still video camera - 1981
    - BluRay - 2005
    - 3.5'' floppies - 1983
    - First flat-panel CRT display - 1982
    - DAT Tape - 1987
    - First Smart Lens - 2013
    - First netbook - 2003 (C1 Picturebook)
    - ...

    Now, about Microsoft chapski. I still wonder and you still avoid any on-topic reply to my question, which is, I restate, speaking for itself really.
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  • MeBrains 29/09/2014

    @TheLastPixel were we talking about cash rolling in or about innovation and invention?

    hint: it wasn't the former.

    anyhows. your evasive answers, your changing subjects are speaking for themselves. ;)
    Reply -1
  • MeBrains 27/09/2014

    @TheLastPixel Windows? The name only then? Graphical user interfaces were far from invented by Microsoft. Which other things?

    Really. I do wonder.
    Reply -1
  • MeBrains 26/09/2014

    @TheLastPixel
    Amother completely misjudged idea from Sony.
    yup. they have misjudged quite some tech in their 40-50 year history... and brought us some grand innovations as well...

    given your avatar image. care to state what Microsoft really (self-)invented in its 30 year history?
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  • EGX 2014: Eurogamer.net editor's choice

  • MeBrains 28/09/2014

    @xboxone36
    And please don't talk to me like your better than me or something I read your past comments your just anougher little fan boy mouthing of at people that don't agree with you.
    ok. I'm sorry. I'm only better at writing... and anger management.

    I'm not better at making a fool out of myself.

    :rolleyes:
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  • MeBrains 28/09/2014

    @xboxone36
    .that guy said basically to everyone to down vote me to make me easy to spot for a laugh
    the damn fool he is! djezus. who or what brought him up? I wouldn't want to run into the likes of him - that's for sure!

    :|
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  • MeBrains 28/09/2014

    @xboxone36 hahaha! :d Reply +1
  • MeBrains 27/09/2014

    @MeBrains
    ^^ this guy is hilarious. please don't downvote him.
    no. screw that. please do downvote him, it makes him easier to pick out for laughs!

    :)
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  • MeBrains 27/09/2014

    @xboxone36
    it was the fanboy bit because I said I think there are better games coming in 2015
    ^^ this guy is hilarious. please don't downvote him.

    :|
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  • Elite: Dangerous: the David Braben interview

  • MeBrains 26/09/2014

    @krOnicLTD <---- this man is responsible for making me dislike Steam even more than I did before. it should rather go away.

    damn crybaby. "ooohh... it's not on steam... sob-sob... I don't buy it... sob-sob... the guy doesn't know how to run business...".

    djeez. :rolleyes:
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  • Fable developer Lionhead reveals cancelled game InkQuest

  • MeBrains 24/09/2014

    cancelling an IP is a sign of the greatest of troubles going on at Lionhead according to my friend Cloudskippa.

    ...

    :|
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  • Xbox One price cut by £20 in the UK, now £329

  • MeBrains 24/09/2014

    @crazy-Tetsuo
    Should they be dependant on off-the-shelf PC components like, let's say PS4?
    this line of thought continues to irk me, because I seem to read between the lines you did not defend Sony when it launched its PS3, did you? That one had a completely custom and state-of-the-art CPU together with quite some forward-looking technology.

    The community's reaction to it killed that innovation, leading to us having "off-the-shelf" components this time as Xbox has always had.

    Personally, I would have loved Cell v2 in PS4. Alas.
    Reply -1
  • MeBrains 23/09/2014

    @Kasjer
    Return of space flight sims
    this!

    going to play some Elite now - got it on Sunday. An excellent game already, looking forward to its next beta in just a few more days, as well as to its full release.

    ta!
    Reply +1
  • MeBrains 23/09/2014

    @cloudskipa as for your "going back to the drawing board" comment about Driveclub, this is what Rohdes said back then:

    we really don’t want to release a game before it’s ready. And sometimes, this happens in the normal course of business, where we think we’re on track to deliver what we think is going to be a great game, and when we get closer, we realize that we’d be doing everyone a disservice if we shipped it before it was ready.”

    “So, I think that at PlayStation, perhaps more than at other places, we’re willing to kinda eat that [cost],” Rohde continued, “and go back to the drawing board and make sure the game is great before we ship it. And that’s what’s going on right now with that game.”
    They could have released like Forza 5, however great that might have been, but it had little cars, tracks, lack of dynamic rain, no night / day etc and cashed in millions, maxed out through micro transactions.

    Personally I respect Sony to "eat that [cost]" in order to provide us with the best possible game.

    I can really not appreciate some community members lap it up, even when games, or even consoles, are clearly rushed.
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  • MeBrains 23/09/2014

    @cloudskipa
    Halo 4 has an active community, it might not be as strong as Halo 3 but then Halo 4 wasn't given away free as part of GWG. Lionhead are actively working on Fable Legends... not exactly "run into the ground". Bungie were not "driven away" and Rare are not working on any Kinect titles. Black Tusk cancelling unknown IP for Gears of War is a good move IMO, I want to see a truly next gen Gears! (how is that a bad thing?) Twisted Pixel were always a shite studio (IMO), nothing has changed?
    Thanks for the summary to Sony studios. Indeed, some strange things happened this year. Still, their output seems to be on track, except for that one IP - and cancelling Games / IPs happen regularly.

    Look at Xbox's list of games you mentioned now.
    Halo is a thirteen year old franchise, which is still being clung to. Albeit a good one, I heard.
    Fable is 10 years old and has had its fair share of ups and downs.
    Rare? Not working on Kinect? I didn't know. What are they working on now.
    Gears of War? 8 years old.
    Forza?

    I genuinely do not know. What was Xbox's last above MC85% new IP?
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  • BioShock Infinite: Complete Edition retail listings spotted

  • MeBrains 22/09/2014

    @Ian-Beale
    One of the most overrated games ever.
    well. you state it a bit too harshly, but my opinion also is that is was overrated. MC 94%? Really?

    yeah. To each their own I guess. :)
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  • PS4 online multiplayer free for all this weekend

  • MeBrains 22/09/2014

    @oldskool4572
    most of us
    Speak for yourself. that'd be a good start.
    Reply +2
  • MeBrains 22/09/2014

    @orangpelupa
    ah. if you go to "Desktop mode" of eurogamer, the picture in this article can be enlarged.
    and he said onto men - let there be light!

    :|
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  • MeBrains 22/09/2014

    @orangpelupa O_o

    uh... what does it say then?

    there's about 25 words in that table. It shouldn't be difficult.

    come on. you can do it!

    edit: ah ok. you should use the blush smilie! ;)

    edit 2: or, if you do not want twitter, you can just click on it right here on EG! :rolleyes:

    edit 3: flickr, not twitter. :rolleyes: @ mebrains
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  • MeBrains 22/09/2014

    @orangpelupa lol

    this is a quote from the 100 word article:

    What you get versus what you don't get.
    ...

    try to find it! :)

    :P

    j/k
    Reply +2
  • MeBrains 22/09/2014

    @jetsetwillie
    there once was a time sony fans would make such a fucking fuss over xbox live fee's how evil and wrong they were and how sony would never snoop to such a greedy anti-consumer tax on gamers.
    or, there once was a time Xbox fans would not complain at all for paying for online and would continuously take the piss at the free offering its competition gave which allowed Sony to follow suit come the new generation, no?

    IMHO, the community is responsible for:
    1) killing hardware innovation. PS3 will have been the last box with custom silicon and laden with "next gen" tech (HDMI, WiFi, BR... at the time) for an affordable price. In fact, cheaper than its competitor given the yearly fee a lot paid for live.
    2) making sure we would all gladly pay for online this gen.

    We should already be happy both consoles seem to run stable, since the community also accepted RROD without much fuzz.

    just another take on the subject willie.
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  • Enjoying Destiny's quieter moments

  • MeBrains 20/09/2014

    said it before and I'll say it again: I think that, half a year from now, people will still play it, increasingly enjoy it and wonder how its review scores could have been as low as they are (MC 77%). Reply +4
  • Elite: Dangerous beta 2 launches this month

  • MeBrains 20/09/2014

    an €18 will not make me eat less. bought into the beta as well. installing now.

    now for that hotas stick... :|
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  • MeBrains 19/09/2014

    @ghostgate2001
    The BBC version had an extra enemy ship type (the infamous "Thargoids" - vicious flying-saucer things), and some additional graphical effects, i.e. colour in the HUD area, rotating arc-lines on the planets, etc.

    The ultimate version, though, was the BBC Micro floppy-disc release of Elite which boasted a whopping 18 ship types - compared to 5 in the standard tape version, and 4 in the Electron version.
    all these were on C-64's standard release as well. The BBC had the original version though.
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  • California county lets citizens trade violent video games for ice cream

  • MeBrains 18/09/2014

    just somebody thinking as well as making news about having these trade ins in itself says a lot.

    it's a poor society we are in indeed.
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  • Destiny becomes world's best-selling new IP

  • MeBrains 18/09/2014

    @vojtas
    Best selling new overrated and overhyped IP. Yeah.
    we've been there before this year. twice. Watch Dogs && Titanfall.
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  • Destiny review

  • MeBrains 17/09/2014

    well that is funny. for somebody having followed gaming since the second half of the seventies, parts of this review sounded Chinese to me. I can't follow, nor can I grasp some concepts explained therein - give me a DF technical interview and I'm more likely to follow.

    yet, the score, that number down below, seems to be about right to me. this seems to be a game which does not give away its secrets easily and it will only be these gamers allowing the great gunplay to grow on them who get away with its intricacies. Is only gunplay important then? Not for an Ico, SoTC, Rain aficionado like me maybe, but it may as well be to the endlessly replaying CoD sports out there.
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  • The race to defeat Destiny's toughest challenge begins

  • MeBrains 16/09/2014



    somebody completed it apparently...
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  • MeBrains 16/09/2014

    @ziggy_played_guitar
    So it's like an investement, of time and money, for 10 years.

    Sounds fun. Count me out. I have a life.
    lol. you count yourself out because it is too much of a time investment? what are you doing here? and why do you play games at all then?
    Reply -4
  • MeBrains 16/09/2014

    laughing my ass of at all these guys "demanding" a review and getting upset by the lack of one. what is their drive? I think this post above sums it up quite well. Eloquent and civilized, as I have come to expect some on this site: "get ebola, this isn't a rpg, this isn't an mmo, this is halo overhyped Kappa 2014"

    it is kind of an RPG, it is kind of an mmo, but yes, as far as some PvP comments are to be trusted, it "feels" like Halo. And even if it weren't neither of these, then I wonder still, why does a lack of review upset some?

    I'll help out.

    Destiny is a strange beast. It seems to enter the fray with a storyline which waits to be unfolded, only to remain closed in the next treasure chest where you'll only find other equipment. The lack of story is strange to notice coming from a developer famed for it, but maybe that is not what Destiny is about then. It is about firefights, spread over not quite enough maps, but they are always challenging, sometimes frustratingly so. Was it how we expected it to be? Far from it, but after an extensive play, the game shines more than some would make you believe and, given Bungie's 10 year promise, should be here to last. 9/10

    lol

    or 8? :P
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  • The Xbook One is a $1500 Xbox One laptop

  • MeBrains 15/09/2014

    @Mkwone haha. great one. fond memories of my bouvier as well. :) Reply 0
  • MeBrains 15/09/2014

    yes, but can the dog chew on it? Reply 0
  • Solid gold PS4s and Xbox Ones to go for over £8.3K

  • MeBrains 15/09/2014

    this would surely be a better collector's edition than most "collector's editions" we get thrown in our faces these days. Reply 0
  • Microsoft buys Mojang and Minecraft for $2.5bn

  • MeBrains 15/09/2014

    @funkateer thanks for the insight. makes sense now that I hear it. appreciate the input. Reply +1
  • MeBrains 15/09/2014

    @TPoppaPuff you do really make a point there Puff. It is rather hypocritical what he did.

    doubt that he'll listen though, unless he would actually show some heart. Something much lost in this society though.
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