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  • Metro Redux: what it's really like to develop for PS4 and Xbox One

  • MeBrains 27/08/2014

    I would still call the consoles underpowered myself, they were being designed during a period of global financial uncertainty and there is no mistaking they went with the low cost option.
    it's not only the financial crisis, it's also that the last console which was engineered to be completely future proof was completely slashed by the gung-ho macho gaming community, taking in single phrases as scandalous corporate cockiness. That console had bluetooth when it was still rather unknown technology. Wifi when hotspots didn't even exist. HDMI when we were still using CRTs. BluRay when we were all gobbling DVDs and an exotic, completely new, fantastically engineered processor, when all the keyboard warriors were shouting "intel". The company did so at tremendous cost (probably more than the number brought about for the extended warranty its competition brought onto itself) and how did the majority react?!

    why would a company take such an _expensive_ risk again, when the community is totally oblivious and quite opposed to such an approach?
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  • PlayStation Network returns online following DDOS attack

  • MeBrains 25/08/2014

    edit... never mind. nothing to see here... :D Reply 0
  • Face-Off: Diablo 3: Ultimate Evil Edition

  • MeBrains 24/08/2014

    not only are Xbone's games messed up. Just mere ads for the system bork browsers!

    :| j/k

    so, it's the CoD ad doing all sorts of unnecessary crap. Tom - go fix it!
    Reply +1
  • MeBrains 24/08/2014

    Still no go. Tried posting on tablet. Fails.

    This is on mobile again.

    Btw: not all seem to have a problem, but I am not the only one either. Modern computer and browser here. Also ref funkaterr post
    Reply +3
  • MeBrains 24/08/2014

    Hello eg. Lots of us can NOT post using normal browsers since yesterday.

    Seems to be a JavaScript issue. None off the buttons work, nor the comparison tool!

    Please FIX!
    Reply +2
  • Cliff Bleszinski undertakes Ice Bucket Challenge

  • MeBrains 21/08/2014

    @A_FAN
    if you didn't want to know about it why did you click on the story and watch the video.

    each one of these bucket videos have required you to click on a link to watch them. so if you are doing that then who is to blame.
    Hey chap, I have seen exactly 0 (zero) videos of the "challenge". It was quite a wrong assumption you made. - but we all make assumptions all the time, so no worries.


    and why are you getting annoyed. it perfectly harmless and a good cause.
    I'm annoyed about these regularly occurring rolling waves of tidbits, as they teach me nothing new after their initial mention. For some reason some of them get so persistent that each and every news channel picks up on it and repeats the same story for days without actually bringing anything new. It sometimes makes it appear as if it is the only news item worth mentioning - as if nothing else happens. It's repeated each and every hour as headline news, get prime time TV coverage and now it bleeds down to, even, gaming sites!

    Lastly, while ALS might now be better known (for the duration of this "news"), there are dozens of other unknown illnesses which could use support as well, but remain in the shadows. Ever heard of GAN for example?


    Anyhows. It irks me a bit. It's personal. Of course the "good cause" is a good goal to get to. I am more annoyed with news in general. Lance Armstrong gets an extra broadcast when he comes out of the closet, while some scientific breakthroughs get one paragraph mentions one page 26 of the bigger newspapers.

    Things like that. ;)


    edit: I mentioned "ALS" being known. I even somehow doubt that in the long run. This will go down "history" as the "ice bucket challenge" while ALS gets forgotten again. Don't you think? oh well. :)
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  • MeBrains 20/08/2014

    Oh please. Stop it already. If I wanted to know about celebs doing stuff, I'd read the Sun.

    * getting increasingly annoyed by the media attention to this one fleeting topic *
    Reply +1
  • Forza Horizon 2 proves the driving genre is back at its best

  • MeBrains 20/08/2014

    the commenters are right. this was an open-world racer? how come the complete track is walled here? am I missing something? Reply -4
  • MeBrains 20/08/2014

    looks fun, but not graphically spectacular.

    I do have the impression that the background scenery is less frequently updated than the track and cars themselves. I do seem to notice some stuttering on the buildings to the right a bit over the two minute mark...

    but maybe that is just me' old, biased brains.
    Reply -43
  • Performance Analysis: Diablo 3 at 1080p on Xbox One

  • MeBrains 19/08/2014

    on another note: kieran12 is dumb, or 12...

    or both.

    probably both.

    :|
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  • Xbox boss Phil Spencer makes case for Tomb Raider exclusivity deal

  • MeBrains 19/08/2014

    hey... I just watched the trailer and... I didn't like it all that much.

    Then again, I had the same feeling with the last TR's trailer and ended up loving the damn game.

    won't miss it anyway. there'll be way too much to play already when I buy PS4 somewhere next year...
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  • Performance Analysis: Metro Redux

  • MeBrains 16/08/2014

    @OpperMeneer
    Last gen the differences in multiplats were a lot larger than they are right now.
    hey... Mr. OnePostMeneer, please give us a later multiplat (i.e. the last 2 - 3 years) of last get which indeed had larger difference between the two platforms. I seemed to have missed it.

    The discussions in here about the later part of last gen was about 5 to 10% differences; not about the 30 to 40% we have on show here. Did I miss something?
    Reply +2
  • MeBrains 16/08/2014

    waw... comparing to last gen's eventual differences; these on show here are huge. Frames which are only 71% of the others' size, as well as reductions in this and that. Last gen, there were more marginal things being fought over, while the "losing" platform back then almost consequently had better audio to boot - for those with the set-up to enjoy that. Reply +3
  • Performance Analysis: Titanfall revisited

  • MeBrains 03/08/2014

    @A_Virtual_Duck
    I would much rather the latter, but thanks to Sony, resolution is the game seller now.
    I seem to remember that the whole resolution and fps discussion started last gen. There were differences then. Marginal ones towards the second part of their lives. To some, these tiny differences were proclaimed as being extremely important and dealbreakers.

    Maybe you don't remember, given your 9 post history.
    Reply +42
  • The Last of Us review

  • MeBrains 31/07/2014

    @Bowzer43 i was a tiny but underwhelmed at first, for about the first hour, but the game picks up. Grows on you. Becomes great. Enjoy! ;) Reply +4
  • MeBrains 31/07/2014

    @CaptainKid
    This is exactly the same game then on the PS3 but with some improved graphics. Why is this not marked down to an 8/10?
    they're keeping the 8/10 for when the Halo remaster is rereleased!

    :|

    :)

    :D

    :P

    just kidding chap. It's a sublime game, still deserving of the perfect score. Why would the game be marked down when it is still "perfect"?
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  • Face-Off: The Last of Us Remastered

  • MeBrains 30/07/2014

    after seeing that first movie, I can only think "damn. the initial game looked nice". That venerable old Sony hardware showed us something close to next gen.

    To those who haven't played it yet, buy this.

    coming from a guy who has seen mechanical games go through electronic to end up in digital.
    Reply +1
  • Sony to offer free games, PS Plus subs in $15m PSN hack settlement

  • MeBrains 24/07/2014

    @Negotiator
    the biggest f##k up in gaming history.
    I assume you never owned an RROD'ing 360!

    :|
    Reply +3
  • Can last-gen consoles handle Destiny?

  • MeBrains 22/07/2014

    @cloudskipa have you met Confucius yet? you two are sure to get along fine.

    :D

    j/k

    no difference huh (between ps3 and PS4)? Last gen you seemed to see huge differences between versions having minor differences - or so I seem to remember. :)


    and confucius: sony will get there huh?

    haha. you both are killing me.
    Reply +7
  • MeBrains 22/07/2014

    @Confucius may I introduce you to Cloudskipa? Reply +2
  • Microsoft is shuttering Xbox Entertainment Studios, original programming

  • MeBrains 17/07/2014

    @jellyBelly
    It is a word
    https://www.google.com/search?q=shuttering&tbm=isch

    but it ain't useable in this context.

    :D
    Reply +4
  • MeBrains 17/07/2014

    i'm getting dizzy.

    what's next?
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  • Microsoft's PR blunders caused Sony to re-write E3 PlayStation 4 script

  • MeBrains 17/07/2014

    @frazzl
    Ill chosen words? LOL! I think you mean shitty fucking behaviour
    To you it was behaviour. To me it was words.

    "Get a second job" -> words
    "Next-gen (not hi def, mind) doesn't start until we say it does" -> words
    "Supercomputer" -> word

    etc.

    It certainly didn't mean the PS3 was not value for money, because it was packed to the brim with...


    Future proof tech
    ... like BR, BT, WiFi, BC, free online, HDMI. Which you said of, if I recall correctly: "nobody had it back then. why include it?" Well. They all (except BC which they pulled) became standards. What did 360 include exactly? Standard components and paid online. Even their achievements were copied from a PS2 game! :rolleyes:

    And then you also had cell. ;) which was so advanced it actually did run in the fastest computer (N1) on earth for a recordbreaking duration.


    NBA2K14? The recently released UFC? Face it in terms of face-offs the PS3 struggled far more initially. There wasn't any sort of parity for years.
    I suppose that is in line with their TVTVTTV (notice the double T), CoD and sports, sports, sports message then. :rolleyes:

    I never disagreed that face-offs were largely, almost consequently in 360's favor or did I somewhere which you want to confront me with?


    The 360 would struggle running a game designed specifically for PS3 hardware?!
    It's annoying how you fanbois (there I said it!) twist everything around to suit your needs.

    I stated what I stated to address the impression DF had that, had KZ or the Uncharteds been programmed to the 360's metal, they'd question if 360 would be capable enough. Find me a 360 exclusive which says something along these lines towards PS3.

    oh boy. I really should never address tech talk to you, you can't even understand plain and simple English.

    :rolleyes:
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  • MeBrains 16/07/2014

    @frazzl as did you, didn't you? :rolleyes:

    and indeed, that is exactly what I meant. Millions of gamers were quite against Sony because of some ill-chosen words, while being blind to the value on offer (actually cheaper in the long run for way much more tech). Thanks. you seem to catch on now.

    Do I really need to rehearse again what I mean with "future proof tech"? You seem a bit slow to me. :rolleyes: again

    Apparently my "tech speak" (your words, not mine) already is over your head. I indeed better stop then.

    BTW: that's pretty: a footy game running at the same framerate on current gen. Any others?

    At least first-party games showed things on PS3, 360 would actually have problems with. You can read it again on DF's archives.

    oh boy. a footy game to cling onto. tststs :)
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  • MeBrains 15/07/2014

    @frazzl
    You on the other hand make the PS3 launch sound positively glowing.
    Where did I do so?

    I merely stated that Sony gave an extremely good machine for the price, with lots and lots of brand-new, future-proof tech.

    But was "the launch" glowing? There's two sides:
    1) see above. yes, we should all have been pretty happy.
    2) no, as 'persons like you' took misplaced one-liners as a reason not to buy one.

    The difference now is a lot more pronounced, as well as here to stay. Last-gen, the difference was as pronounced the first two years, but, PS3 caught up the more developers got to grip with the exotic yet hyper-powerful Cell. This will not happen this time. The difference is here to stay. There's untapped potential in Xbone, as there is in PS4.
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  • MeBrains 12/07/2014

    "Next genertion" tech but an inferior gaming experience. Yeah, next generation gaming definitely started with the PS3 :rolleyes: It's your prerogative to be a fanboy idiot so go ahead proving me right :cool:
    there there. Let's remain civilized, shall we?

    The experience ended up largely equal. The gap is a lot bigger now. Since you defend the weaker machine this time around with arguments straight from a fantasy world, my impression is that your last line is a lot more applicable to you.
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  • MeBrains 11/07/2014

    @frazzl
    But MS did not claim that HD gaming started when they said so. Sony did and even at launch did a 180 on it :).
    I told you before. You focus on a one-liner while disregarding the machine's value.

    And you bend that one liner to suit your needs to make a point. Hirai-san never said what you wrote. He said: "Next gen doesn't start until we say it does."

    Rightly so, given all the, admitted by you, next-gen technology in their machine: Cell, BR, BT, WiFi, HDMI.

    For 360 users, next-gen didn't start until their machine had RROD'd for the n-th time and received a refurbished one which finally, after years, included... HDMI.

    :rolleyes:
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  • MeBrains 11/07/2014

    @frazzl
    I doubt you understand anything about the Cell hardware.
    :)

    says the guy as a reply to: "Since I know you are not completely dumb, I do suppose you agree that it was very very very good at number crunching?"

    So. Basically. Either you are (given the evasive answer you just replied me with). Or, you do not understand anything about Cell hardware.

    Which of both is it? It can't really be the latter anymore since you can't even agree with what I stated, now can it?

    :(
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  • How about Elite: Dangerous on PS4 and Xbox One?

  • MeBrains 14/07/2014

    @Sharzam you remember Colony Wars or G-Police. I had a ton of fun with them, although, granted, they sold far from the numbers the CoD's, Halo's, Gears and Uncharteds do.

    But, I still wish they'd have a reboot as well, next to Elite.
    Reply +1
  • MeBrains 14/07/2014

    damn... this might be the first game I buy twice on different platforms.

    1) will buy the PC game the moment it comes out - in fact, might preorder it still
    2) again for PS4, so that my kid gets exposure to it as well. Also, should Morpheus be allowed in the house (I do not think it is a kid's toy at all - in fact I think it should be regulated to the extreme, but that's another story), this is a game he'd be allowed to play (and not CoD, nor BF, nor Isolation, nor... these games are realistic enough already)
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  • Sony is considering an Early Access-type program

  • MeBrains 12/07/2014

    @MODS...

    I saw this from Mark_creig:

    So in other words. No other arguments. Deflection of anything Sony does to an equally worse company.

    Whats next "BUT YOUR MOM!"?

    But then looking at your history. You still believe in "THE INFINITE POWER OF THE CELL" so you are an easily guillible rube taken in by Sony marketing tactics. How apt for a company with a history of things like using a fake movie critic and paying off DJ's to play their songs.
    why isn't this showing up together with the rest of the comments? If it were deleted, then it would show. If Mr. Mark_Creig-san's profile would have been deleted, it would show as well.


    shouldn't EG start hunting site code bugs here? something's fishy.
    Reply +6
  • MeBrains 11/07/2014

    @Mark_Creig
    You still believe in "THE INFINITE POWER OF THE CELL" so you are an easily guillible rube
    heeeeeyyy, Mr. 1-post Mark_Creig mister.

    could you please look up some of these statements you publicly admit to have researched? I seem to have forgotten that I still believe in "THE INFINITE POWER OF THE CELL".

    Dear Lord. He sounds like it is some kind of religion!

    :D
    Reply +3
  • MeBrains 11/07/2014

    @UKPlay
    He was quoting verbatim from the source article. Maybe he should have put a (sic) after it, but meh.
    quod verbatim?

    (sic) ubi?

    :|
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  • MeBrains 11/07/2014

    @Paul_N_Whitaker
    I'd feel you are a drooling Sony fanboy blaming the other bad platform maker for their own insecurities since the primary Sony defense for Sony being awful is "B-B-BUH M$" and accusing anyone criticising Sony of being a Microsoft fanboy (Like you. How utterly unexpected). Microsoft is awful. Sony is awful. They are both equally cancers upon gaming.
    ooohh. Here, gentlemen, we are witness to Mr. Paul_N_Whitaker's second contribution to EG comments.

    It is nice. Well-worded. Eloquent. Here, MyLadies and Gentlemen, we are testimony to a true contribution.

    A contribution, which is not only objective to facts and history, but also, mind you all, one which is able to genuinely assess, as well as value and absorb another's thoughts and ideas.

    Pay due respect!

    :|
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  • MeBrains 11/07/2014

    @Paul_N_Whitaker
    Two months time, they do it. Games come out worse state than Early Access on steam. Drooling Sony fanboys eat it up (Because thats all they do. As long as it has a sony logo on it). Suddenly EA and Activision do it.

    Sony are the worst thing to happen to gaming
    since your 1-post history is putting it so black and white.

    How do you feel towards a platform holder asking premium price for a consumer product with an 54.2% failure rate?

    Oh well. a rethoric question whichever way you'd answer.

    :rolleyes:
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  • MeBrains 11/07/2014

    @matulef English might not be my mother's tongue, but this: "There people who always back games", to me, seems like something a professional writer should not be able to publish.

    oh well.
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  • David Braben explains Elite: Dangerous 100 premium beta

  • MeBrains 11/07/2014

    Given the amount of positive feedback from backers, I am much much inclined to shell out 100, or 200 or more with an X52.

    Elite defined my love for games more than any other game has, although I, as a child in the seventies, witnessed the arcades move from electromechanical to digital.

    I've seen many good games come and go, but none I have invested time in, as much as I have in Elite.
    Reply +3
  • MeBrains 11/07/2014

    @lucky_jim
    Anyone else wondering if No Man's Sky will have made this obsolete by the time it's released?
    chances for that happening are really really slim if you ask me.

    so no, I am not wondering about that. They're different games with a different artstyle, a different direction, a different market etc.
    Reply +27
  • What's going on with Microsoft's Xbox One dev kit and launch parity policies?

  • MeBrains 10/07/2014

    @lew15ewad
    aren't you two a cute couple! Why don't you go double end Bill Gates, or does your mum not let you out on a school night?
    Hey. I am only one chap.

    And I am not the one making connotations between video games and gay sex.

    :rolleyes:
    Reply +4
  • MeBrains 10/07/2014

    @cloudskipa
    SHHHHHHH everyone, I think it's trying to communicate.
    I think you're right! :D

    damn fool. I hope he buys an Xbox. :P
    Reply +4
  • MeBrains 10/07/2014

    @George-Roper lol yeah...

    :D

    you don't really lie, do you?

    :|
    Reply +1
  • MeBrains 10/07/2014

    @spectrumfox
    First, I'm not out to paint any multibillion dollar corporation as a good or bad guy. They're businesses, not people. But at the same time I can't sit by and let something be unfairly dragged through the mud. If I can defend that person or entity, I will.
    well, then we do share a common goal.

    I got "pro-sony" by seeing how they got butchered by the community because of ill-chosen words in the run up to PS3's release. All while they, objectively, offered a lot more technology for a price which ended up cheaper than its competitor. The fact that the "winning" console was scandalously ill-engineered only made matters worse.

    But I'll not defend them to the end. I'll take us, customers, first.

    Back on topic now! :D


    there is more evidence to support the Retail Dev Kit plan proceeding as planned than evidence of its cancellation.
    I am drawing the complete opposite conclusion. A "plan" there surely is, but it is not anymore to make all retail Xbones a dev machine. That's history IMHO.
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  • MeBrains 10/07/2014

    @spectrumfox
    Is it really that far-fetched for you people to believe that sometime between yesterday and today, executives were specifically told to NOT mention anything specific relating to the Retail Dev Kit?
    not at all. In fact, it looks like it.

    But you guys are equally desperate to paint Microsoft as the good guy, no?

    Is it really that far-fetched for you people to believe that the day before yesterday, this engineer honestly answered a question relating to the Retail Dev Kit?

    Before corporate damage control took over?
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  • MeBrains 10/07/2014

    @spectrumfox
    The true mark of when a person has won an argument is when the other party claims they're being paid off.
    :D

    ok. that was a bit dumb from me to say so...

    but seriously... ?

    :|
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  • MeBrains 10/07/2014

    @spectrumfox
    Being a director doesn't automatically mean he knows the in's and out's of how the Xbox One Retail rev kit is going to work.
    no! but he knows about the policy, about the vision, which 5 out of 6 questions were about!

    :D

    you're funny. you mind if I call you frazzlfox from now on?
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  • MeBrains 10/07/2014

    @spectrumfox
    Xbox One retail devkit is coming soon.
    damn. you are going to fall low some certain moment in the future when some MS exec is finally allowed to bring a clear message about it.

    :rolleyes:

    does MS pay you to defend them I wonder? Does it pay well?
    Reply +5
  • MeBrains 10/07/2014

    @sp1der1976
    Goodbye, bookmark deleted
    +1'd you.

    don't forget to delete your account! ;)
    Reply +7
  • MeBrains 10/07/2014

    @spectrumfox
    The exec realized he was being baited by a so-called investigative reporter for a video game blog and decided not to bite.

    Anyone in their right mind would have done the same thing. I'm surprised no one picked up on that.

    Eurogamer is not god's gift to video gaming. At times, I'm surprised they think they are. You don't get to demand answers from someone who is not qualified or allowed to give said answers.
    hey. I do not find Charla embarrassing here - he's just following orders and correctly judged not to bite.

    MS again embarrasses here. They know there's fuzz around and are incapable of coordinating a reply. Hell. Even Uncompentativle gave better replies to a lot of 180s they went through.

    About EG. What is your suggestion then to the games industry mags as a whole? Don't ask questions?! Or, don't ask questions to Microsoft anymore?! What? I am curious.

    Lastly, Charla, as executive, should be quite qualified to answer (5 out of 6 questions - here you go chapski), but indeed was not allowed.

    Yeah. Journalism should just stop asking about topics. Tell them "spectrumfox" said so!

    :rolleyes:
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  • MeBrains 10/07/2014

    @spectrumfox
    A journalist asking questions to a person who is not qualified to answer the questions. The exec even said as much.

    This reporting reeks of amateur hour.
    :D

    you really have a problem if you are not able to correctly digest a mere six questions!

    Five out of six were appropriate for the suit, but remained unanswered.

    One was more technical, but, believe you me, a suit, when authorized, is able to also answer these. Just not the technical details.

    So. Six out of Six unanswered.

    Who or what is embarrassing here?

    :rolleyes:
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  • Microsoft boss Satya Nadella commits to Xbox

  • MeBrains 10/07/2014

    @funkyman
    Sony better hope that too. Who else will they copy their ideas from? Without the Xbox, the Playstation wouldn't have trophies, custom soundtracks, cross-game chat, a party mode etc.
    yieeeaaaahhh...

    give me 5 things Microsoft "invented" without copying somebody else or buying into the tech! Either HW or SW...


    edit: I wondered myself about trophies. Look what I found. They read a lot like trophies... oh noes...
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