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  • Elite: Dangerous, David Braben and a scale model Cobra MK III

  • MeBrains 24/11/2014

    @Dajji77
    This. Braben's stance right now is simply this:
    "I'm sorry, but you wouldn't believe how bad we are at project management. Really, we suck at it. Sorry."
    are they? I am sure you would have ran a better PM job on the game. :)

    Apart from the delays (which you have with almost any which "project" - ever had a house built or remodelled?) and this ill-communication about online, I have the impression, the project has been ran quite well.

    Did you glance at their changelogs? The amount of fixes and additions sometimes is staggering between one release and the next...
    Reply -4
  • MeBrains 24/11/2014

    @wyp100
    I've been contacted by a number of people who are still concerned about the lack of offline mode. It was worthy of a follow-up
    fair enough.

    do you want us to contact you as well so that you actually give us news about games? :P

    haha... I jest. I understand it is a big thing on the netz for some; the majority looks forward to just play the game.
    Reply +1
  • MeBrains 24/11/2014

    @ronorra
    I hope to be proved wrong and that Elite Dangerous actually will live up to its legacy but so far I do not have much confidence.
    I played it the last couple of months and it is an absolutely fantastic re-invention of Elite. It feels familiar, it plays familiar, it feels like coming home after 30 years.

    Which is not to say, there aren't gripes with it. It's you, your spaceship, space, spacestations and missions (like it was before). Learning curve is steep (like it was) and getting better gear initially is quite a grind (like it was). There's no getting out of the cockpit (yet?). No landing on planets (yet?).

    But, it definitely is the Elite we have known and that is more than enough for me! Love it!
    Reply +16
  • MeBrains 24/11/2014

    djezus. there was a complete Saturday night spent on explanation of Elite:Dangerous's future and vision and all we get is this tiresome report on how the game is not any more offline?

    I mean: I do understand it needs to be cleared up (for some!), but the majority of E:D gamers do not seem to care about online-only and are looking forward to actual news about the game. What gives EG?
    Reply +23
  • Sunset Overdrive free for all Xbox Live subscribers tomorrow

  • MeBrains 21/11/2014

    @Xboxgamer4life
    That why i choose xbox they reward there community
    i usually refrain from posting in MS-only threads*, but this comment caught my eye.

    Do you think it does indeed compare favourably to the competition's instant game collection?
    Reply -1
  • David Braben responds to outcry over Elite: Dangerous' ditched offline mode

  • MeBrains 18/11/2014

    As I mentioned in the other thread. I think the game already is great as it is. Feels a LOT like that game thirty years ago.

    I can understand some people are upset, but we do live in a connected world. Up to now I fly "solo", which basically is single player (in an online universe).

    To me it is difficult to imagine backers not having internet connections. Does Kickstarter exist offline at all? How are they beta testing? There's no discs delivered with magazines anymore?

    Sometimes I really can not understand the community. They always moan. About this, about DC, about Halo, about PSN, about XBL, about FPS etc. etc. etc. Ffffrrrttt.
    Reply -16
  • Assassin's Creed: Unity launch beats Black Flag's in UK chart

  • MeBrains 17/11/2014

    @XBBB
    pony in disguise..lol
    oh boy.

    :rolleyes:
    Reply +3
  • MeBrains 17/11/2014

    @Cold_Waste
    @XBBB - You come across as a 12 year old.
    you're being too kind.. lol!

    :D
    Reply +5
  • MeBrains 17/11/2014

    @XBBB
    If there is any truth in Sony's 13.5 million+ sales..lol,then why is there only a 6% difference between sales.
    Shouldn't it be more like 50% difference in sales...lol
    Considering you PS4 fans keep saying it's 5-1 in console sales..lol.
    The sales charts a saying a different story..lol
    apart from the unsubstantiated twaddle you post, the usage of "lol" at the end of every single line you manage writing, makes you sound like an eight year old.

    are you..lol?

    :)
    Reply +9
  • Elite: Dangerous ditches planned offline mode

  • MeBrains 17/11/2014

    @georgeflecknell
    Crossing this one off and getting No Mans Sky.
    I don't understand why both games are mentioned in the same breath all the time. They're both extremely different. It's like comparing Banjo-Kazooie with Gears of War.
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  • MeBrains 17/11/2014

    it still is a great game nonetheless and frankly, the online "solo" mode, feels as single player as can be. Reply +5
  • Who needs games: PlayStation 4's first year

  • MeBrains 16/11/2014

    @axeninenine10
    So the analysis is non-existent, and the data presented are missing pretty big ommissions when they're not being blatantly misrepresented. And this from Eurogamer's new editor.
    I only quoted this part of your comment, but I found it completely appropriate in its entirety.

    It is not the first time an article like this gets posted. Anyhows, among drivel like this, EG still holds up well in comparison with other sites I suppose.

    Or are there other news sites which deserve more attention? (as a genuine question)
    Reply +3
  • MeBrains 15/11/2014

    @andrewsqual
    Eurogamer being overly negative yet again. If PS4 has no games in their first year, I DREAD what you must think of Xbone http://www.listwar.com/released-games/
    Interesting link. Thanks.

    Always amazing to note how media and marketing is able to bend customer perception despite the facts...
    Reply +16
  • Xbox One has sold in almost 10m units to retailers

  • MeBrains 13/11/2014

    @Episode13
    you sound like a sales and pixel man. Are you sure your a gamer like the PS4 tagline is, they actually don't have enough games my friend.
    what the hell do you mean? O_o
    Reply +1
  • MeBrains 13/11/2014

    @cowell fair enough about the software numbers. Sounds like a hell of a job, if not an impossible one, to keep SW numbers for all releases in check.

    I only have ever looked at platform numbers on VGC and was only referring to these in my comments about it. And I do suppose these are quite trustworthy (give and take a couple hundred thousands). Base a business plan on them? Of course not.

    edit: apparently, 3 out 3 persons who voted on this post do not agree with the statement that "software numbers are difficult to keep in check". I suppose these guys do trust VGC then. :rolleyes:
    Reply -2
  • MeBrains 13/11/2014

    @cowell
    Because its a best guess at most. Non-industry people cling onto it because its the only site to share anything like this publicly. The data is vaguely in the right direction but its not reliable enough to build a business case on. GFK and NPD pretty much have the monopoly on that.
    Sure it is a best guess, but a calculated one. They tune their numbers to GFK's and NPD's numbers when they are released. I suppose they have a subscription to both these services as well.

    And who the hell is building business cases here?! :P


    It just makes me laugh when people cite them. There's also something amateurish or hobbyist about a site that uses a 'z' rather than an 's' in its name. Fair play to them though because they're clearly making ad revenue
    like you said: there isn't anything else and, although I agree the "z" is a bit foolish, I think their numbers are closer to accurate than what many "community" members believe - give and take a couple hundred thousands.
    Reply +1
  • MeBrains 13/11/2014

    @XBBB
    they irritate me by trolling XBO articles,if they have only negative things to say about XBO why do they come to the articles,no one is forcing them to read the XBO related articles.
    I will if provoked defend my purchase which I spent my money on against these clowns.
    may I remind you that you talked about PS4 in your very first post? Why do you bring up PS4 in an XBone article yourself?

    PS4 sold to retailers 13 million
    XBO sold to retailers 10 million

    Bu...Bu...Bu...Bu,5-1 sales lead because PS4 is for da gamerz.
    I told you all weeks ago the sales gap was alot closer Tha people think..
    I got called a liar and got insulted for speaking the truth.Now who are the hypocrites (looking at you PS4 owners)



    Also...

    Given you dislike PS4 owners commenting in Xbone articles, will you refrain from posting comments in PS4 articles?

    I liked how the article about Halo MCC's debacle has been (largely / completely?) free of PS4 "fanboy" comments. Why can't PS4 articles remain free from Xbone "fanboys"?

    edit: btw. it is hilarious to note that, given your dislike of the Sony console and your anger towards persons commenting with PS4-related statements, you use "PS4" yourself as your very first word! Compensating for something? :lol:
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  • MeBrains 13/11/2014

    @Mr-Writer frazzl likes to say he is totally objective, but when push comes to shove, he defends MS like if it were his first-born. He remains oblivious to facts, twists data according to his needs, rephrases what you post when it suits his flawed arguments and is not afraid of calling names when he is cornered.

    just ignore him. this site becomes 10x better without his rants.
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  • MeBrains 13/11/2014

    @ziggy_played_guitar
    Of course you didn't pay for online, there wasn't any "online" before "competition"
    O_o

    whut?
    Reply +2
  • MeBrains 13/11/2014

    @Dave52
    Competition is good
    not sure anymore.

    because of competition, we have both manufacturers play safe this time. No more forward-looking tech anymore like BT, HDMI, BR, WiFi, BC... were back in 2005. No more free-online. And, marginally tweaked, off-the-shelve components.

    consoles, instead of (also) being a platform driving HW innovation, have both become PC's-in-a-box. This is the first, but probably not the last, time Sony does this.

    Competition killed console HW innovation if you ask me and made us pay for online.
    Reply +4
  • MeBrains 13/11/2014

    @cowell
    Somebody mentioned VGChartz as a source. Ahahahahahahaha!

    Biggest joke 'source' in the industry
    why exactly is VGC a joke?

    I have wondered for years now.

    unless you literally call all surveys and marketing research a joke. In which case I follow you again.

    They might indeed be off by a couple of hundred thousands, but their methodology is as sound as can be for a free marketing statistics site.

    Or, how else would you improve on it?
    Reply +5
  • Terraria's "ultimate version" arrives on PS4 next week

  • MeBrains 06/11/2014

    @Masaroth
    Apparently its coming out on the xbox one 2days after the PS4 version, no idea why it wasn't mentioned in this article. So you can take your pick on which version you want to get.
    If it is, then ffs EG - you should really include that in the article!. You're journo's for crying out loud...


    However, I looked it up before screaming out the above and I do seem to have trouble finding this version of the game being scheduled for XO.

    Do you have a link Masaroth? Where did you find XO's release? EG will update the article if indeed it will be (I suppose).
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  • Halo: The Master Chief Collection's massive day one update shrinks to 15GB

  • MeBrains 06/11/2014

    @lambchop
    How do you just cull 5GB out of an update?
    I think they saved on the frames per second or summin'!

    :|
    :)
    :D

    I jest, I jest.
    Reply +9
  • Destiny has over 9.5 million registered users

  • MeBrains 04/11/2014

    @tehgamer2014
    for some reason you seem to think i like COD, i hate the damned franchise, but hey i'm just commenting here people buy what they buy,
    yes indeed, I seemed to think that, but fair enough. I was wrong then.


    i just don't like the shady marketing, feeding people bullshit, Destiny "An epic journey"....errr where?, oh i see go to A...shoot B,.....get pointless points,
    It's exactly the same with so many games though. People buy on marketing and fame (hype, right) alone. Heck. Even reviewers seem to follow the same approach if you ask me.

    I do think that, based on the beta I played on PS3, Destiny does deserve doing well. It is an online FPS shoot 'm up RPG where the guns are its characters. But that's just from reading about it and having been interested in games for three decades now.


    if you enjoy gaming going nowhere more power to you. count me out!
    among my top ten of the last decade would be: TLoU, Ico, SotC, ME2, KZ2, Okami, Ni-No-Kuni, Uncharted 2. Rain was too short and I still need to play Journey. The very first CoD doesn't make it - marginally over "the last decade".

    Yeah. I do apparently look forward to gaming going nowhere.
    Reply +3
  • MeBrains 04/11/2014

    @tehgamer2014
    well the game needs a story for one, interesting characters are welcomed, maybe if the game tried something new i wouldn't hate it so much...hell again maybe even put in a story maybe?
    A game needs a story as a prerequisite to being good? Is a 6h campaign enough? Or 2h of Rain? Does a driving game have a story? Journey maybe? You did like TLoU then? All story that one! Or the Uncharteds? Does civilisation have one? The Sims? Pac-Man? Galaga? Defender? Slaughterhouse? Really - is "story" a defining theme? What made Halo good? Its story or the genre-defining multiplayer?


    but what angers me the most is people brought the game based on hype alone, and Activison and New Bungie got away with selling a half baked game
    You shouldn't really feel "anger", why should you? Are you angered as well because of the story about my kid I just told? The new CoD is being sold by the bucketloads on hype alone! And do you really think Destiny is a half baked game? People who play it, seem to be quite ok with it. They seem to enjoy the gunfights Bungie is famous for, don't they?


    because of people's dumbness and sheep mentality most developers will continue to make half baked games because they know people will buy them, and that means less developers trying new things because people don't want that, they want boring familiarity.
    CoD is a prime example. FIFA is. GTA could be, if it were not for Rockstar to pump millions in trying to genuinely improve the franchise. Halo arguably could really be. Uncharted could become one of these milked-out franchises, but, given it'll be four years since the last instalment (these guys seem to take their time), it doesn't look like one.

    Really. Being "angry" with Destiny and "ok" with CoD really are opposites.

    Tell you what. I am "angry" with CoD for its meagre changes from one game to its next. It reeks of familiarity and not wanting to try new things.
    Reply +4
  • MeBrains 04/11/2014

    @tehgamer2014
    if the game is good it's not sheep syndrome, if the game is recycled junk relying on hype, yes, yes it is, ok?
    ok. I get that. there's been about 24 CoDs since 2003 and one Destiny. So what is recycled and how do you define "junk" or "good"?
    Reply +3
  • MeBrains 04/11/2014

    @tehgamer2014
    i can't feel sorry for sheep syndrome.
    My son (14y) just mentioned on Monday. Dad, just waw. When school was out, people were cueing for CoD.

    In your opinion, is that "sheep syndrome"?
    Reply -4
  • MeBrains 04/11/2014

    not bad for a game which had such average reviews I guess.

    is anybody still playing this?

    :rolleyes:
    Reply -3
  • Sony remains "committed to providing Driveclub PS Plus Edition"

  • MeBrains 04/11/2014

    hopefully it'll be soon, I just bought a T300 wheel and have no driving games! and also don't want to pay for Driveclub.
    O_O

    what.a.strange.comment.

    O_O
    Reply +7
  • Performance Analysis: Multiplayer on Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare

  • MeBrains 04/11/2014

    @spectrumfox
    Maybe one of these days Sony will be able to develop a game on their own that's worthy of beating a Microsoft game.
    err. heh... hah... :lol:
    Reply +18
  • Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare pre-loaded on PS4 is experiencing issues

  • MeBrains 04/11/2014

    @mss99
    Perhaps people will be a little bit less eager to point at Sony when they have network issues whilst telling us all of the virutes of Live and how it never has problems. Just a thought.
    indeed.

    XBL has had its fair share of problems, but strangely, they were not as reported as the slightest glitches from PSN network. Why is that?

    March
    July
    July Again
    September
    October

    even with the gazillion servers running!
    Reply +2
  • The Internet Arcade lets you play 900 classic games for free in your browser

  • MeBrains 03/11/2014

    Oh the hours to waste while trying to be productive!

    It's all good! :lol:
    Reply +4
  • Digital Foundry: Hands-on with Halo: The Master Chief Collection

  • MeBrains 02/11/2014

    @Unstable_ISOtope
    Oh my G-d, oh my G-d... 60fps on Youtube is making me horny oh my G-d I need this game in my life.
    lol. omg indeed. :|
    Reply -1
  • Super bank breakers

  • MeBrains 02/11/2014

    I got one of these in original box, which is a plain cardboard one with some texts on it... :)

    Reply +2
  • Smaller, cheaper, cooler Xbox One processor in development

  • MeBrains 02/11/2014

    @mdeneuve +1 - completely agree as well. Reply -2
  • MeBrains 02/11/2014

    @tuxfol +1 - completely agree. Reply -2
  • MeBrains 01/11/2014

    @mdeneuve
    But I remember seeing Kutaragi making frankly insane performance claims that clearly weren't met.
    FPU-wise they were met, but, for games, that doesn't suffice. To get the most out of it, insane engineering skills were required. The SPU's were connected through an internal bus. Coding them in an optimal needed engineers to think about feeding them on a clockwise or anticlockwise run through the bus's loop to shave of the milliseconds so valuable in throwing up game frames to our screens. That is just plain insane.


    For all it's forward thinking, in hindsight I think Sony would agree it was a mistake for the PS3. It cost them an astonishing investment for something that died a few years later.
    we agree there that it was a business mistake. Sony agrees as well - they completely rebuilt their hardware approach this time.


    Regarding lack of innovative thinking this gen, I'm a bit undecided about that. Maybe we shouldn't expect incredible hardware innovations from companies like Sony and Microsoft.
    We shouldn't expect it from MS. They are not an HW company anyway. We should not expect both Sony and MS to develop processors. Both are not silicon masters. I do expect Sony to deliver on hardware innovations, like they always have done and I am slightly disappointed , but entirely understand, they did not go "further" with PS4.

    Have you ever heard of the VAIO PictureBook, launched in 2001? A netbook ahead of its time, using the new (but dreadfully slow) Crusoe processor?



    Truly a beautiful machine, an eye-catcher. I had one at the time.

    Or the VAIO UX? A full-blown Windows XP handheld. Amazing that a complete PC could fit into ones palm back in 2004. I held one in my hand back then. Amazing hardware!




    What does really put me off is that now also Sony jumped on the 'pay us for your internet'-subscription model. I hate that trend, and Sony's infrastructure doesn't even warrant a paid subscription.
    They did. My opinion is that they saw how easy their competitor got away with it and followed their lead. Why wouldn't they? Yet I do agree that PSN seems to be quite too unstable for the moment to warrant the cost and they should really do something about it - it is becoming quite scandalous, as far as the internet community and news can be trusted. But hey, at least they still give quite good games for the price - on PS3 at least...

    edit: btw. that last picture comes from The Verge. I wasn't aware VAIO had firsts with so many things. Netbooks, Ultrabooks, Media Centers, Touch Screen desktops... read the texts below the photos... Such a damn shame they sold so bad. Price probably had to do with it. Then again: you pay for high tech...
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  • MeBrains 01/11/2014

    @mdeneuve
    And then that insane performance promise all turned out to be mostly a pipe dream, so he still marketed the hell out of it when there was no turning back...

    Well, that's my take on Kutaragi fwiw.
    he was right in a way too. Cell was friggen fast for FPU operations - ahead of its time. The Cell-based Roadrunne retained the top spot for some years, as well as being the third-most energy efficient one. Cell in a way was this "supercomputer on a chip" Kutaragi-san passionately talked about and thorough use of the PS3 platform marginally provided it with the best visuals of last gen, as seen in the KZs, the Uncharteds, TLoU.

    Cell just wasn't all that fit for games, or rather straightforward games development.

    But I do lament the lack of innovative and forward-thinking technology on witness this gen. Thanks to the community really not grasping the "value proposition" PS3 gave last gen with some still being absolutely convinced that 360 has been the cheaper console over last-gen's lifetime use.

    That's my take.
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  • MeBrains 01/11/2014

    @uzivatel
    RAM does not produce that much heat - cooling is rarely implemented.
    A lot of times they are passively cooled
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  • MeBrains 31/10/2014

    @mr2ange Dantonir's correct.

    Also, I posted an image of only half the PS4 motherboard. I updated the orginal post.

    this is PS4's front and back side by side

    Reply +2
  • MeBrains 31/10/2014

    @FTM
    I wonder How Sony can cram in the PSU as well into a smaller case for what is essentially the same hardware
    probably has to do with Sony being a hardware engineering company for over half a century. MS, software focussed, only exists for 30-some years.

    Compare:

    PS4 motherboard:



    XO motherboard:



    I must say: MS has incredibly improved the cleanliness of its design: last gen, 360's motherboard was very "messy" to look at, the PS3's being very clean - in line with both the above.
    Reply +6
  • Sony postpones Driveclub PS Plus Edition "until further notice"

  • MeBrains 30/10/2014

    @TheEnforcer000
    No, but I've bought games that suck, but played the crap out of them anyway so I could try to stave off buyers remorse.
    strange. I bought games that I didn't like and... err... didn't play them all that much. Like a street fighter some years ago and MW2. ME3 also pops to mind (after the absolutely amazing ME2). There's some more. Mind: I am not saying these are bad games. I am saying: they were not for me, so I didn't play them a lot.
    Reply -4
  • MeBrains 30/10/2014

    @PSfourskin
    you don't need to of played a game to have an opinion on it though do you?
    no you don't. You are correct.

    why do you ask?
    Reply -4
  • MeBrains 30/10/2014

    @TheEnforcer000
    The people that paid money don't want to look like idiots, so they claim to like the title they spent money on.
    oh yeah. that makes sense!

    :rolleyes:

    do you own it?
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  • MeBrains 30/10/2014

    It is a bizarre evolution indeed that such a project crashed as it did at such speed.

    Evolution and Sony are looking forward to quite an amusing lesson's learned meeting about this!

    However, having read quite some comments, I seem to distil that people actually owning and playing the game are quite happy and enjoying themselves while patiently waiting for updates, while the people singing outrage don't actually own it and have not interest in it.

    Why's that?
    Reply -11
  • Microsoft shipped 2.4m Xbox consoles last quarter

  • MeBrains 30/10/2014

    @frazzl
    I said it was what the future has in store for us all. Digital distribution will be the primary means of game distribution, just wait and see. Now you do know what "future" means right? You do know that this does not mean "right now" right? Which is why having choices is good right? Even someone with a MuBrain should be able to figure this out.
    flip: WiFi was not the future. BR was not forward thinking.
    flop: digital, (i.e. network, i.e. WiFi, which "should have been optional!"), is the way to go.
    flip: xboxers look forward to multiple (no shit!) Halo discs
    flop: digital is the future


    And even in terms of exclusives did you read my quote from the DF article of Forza Horizon? Stuff like "best in class" and "almost untouchable".
    much like your interpretations of KZ's quotes "nothing looks quite like it", I can interpret your "best in class" and "almost untouchable" as "best in class at sucking ass" and "almost untouchable in its blatant copying of PS3 games".


    As for "sticking to topics" you are the one who suggested that DF stated the PS3 was more capable.
    flip: bring me a DF post where it says PS3 is more capable
    flop: MuBrains suggested DF articles


    So it is bad to have to buy an adapter (which only a few people needed) but it is okay to have to buy an expensive cable if you want to play your games library as advertised in HD?
    flip: we should not be forced to buy extras
    flop: it is scandalous the (forward thinking) HDMi cable was not included.


    hey. enjoy your games. I hope I'm done "talking" to you. And please stick to MS consoles. You'll be an excellent representation of its community. ;)
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  • MeBrains 29/10/2014

    @frazzl
    And it's funny now to see how many people calling for Halo MCC to be released on multiple discs ;).
    oh. and I was thinking that xbox zealots thought digital only was the only way?! Didn't you say so just a few posts ago? O_o

    now they applaud having multiple discs? :rolleyes:


    It is choice. I didn't need a wi-fi connection for the first 4 years I had my Xbox 360. Why the fuck should I have to pay for tech that I, and most people, don't have?
    so you paid again for the very same console to have wifi and HDMi AND defend that? You are as smart as my ass. haha... only fools! :D

    cute how you use the packed in AV equipment and HD in one line when the console didn't even have any forward-thinking HDMi slot. Maybe that's why MS decided to include two this time. They are trying to compensate for the stupidity.

    Also. You do like AV then do you? How was 360's audio support doing? 5.1 much? DTS? Pro-Logic? I fail to remember the details here. Enlighten me.


    They sold a more capable games console. One with better online infrastructure.
    About the same I'd say. with PS3 marginally outperforming it when programmed well. An online infrastructure you paid for (and couldn't access wirelessly if you wanted - oh irony!).


    It is choice. I didn't need a wi-fi connection for the first 4 years I had my Xbox 360. Why the fuck should I have to pay for tech that
    So MS's lack of vision and inclusion of forward-thinking tech which makes you have to buy additional adapters and / or a second console is "choice", while...


    Strange you forget to mention that and how expensive HDMI cables were back in 2006.
    ... is scandalous to you? A cable?!? I thought I had seen it all kinds of moronic arguments to defend a stupid choice one makes, but this breaks all! man!


    And why bring up FH?! Oh yea. You can't stick to topics. :rolleyes:
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  • MeBrains 29/10/2014

    @frazzl
    Where do DF say that these games are "conclusively" better than anything seen on the 360. Come on show us those quotes ;).
    didn't need to look far.

    There's nothing else on any other system that looks quite like it, and in motion virtually everything is superbly realised.
    http://www.eurogamer.net/articles/killzone-week-day-three-final-analyses-and-verdict

    another one:
    But what makes this game so special is that the core gameplay experience is just so strong: in the midst of battle, nothing looks like it, nothing plays quite like it.



    And as I said the Blu-Ray drive is not an example of "forward thinking". It was Sony making gamers pay more so that they could use the PS3 as a Trojan Horse for their movie disc format.
    how soon were 360 games shipped on multiple discs? And why is including tech a bad thing?

    It brought up the cost sure. But, as stated, only blind zealots like you still think PS3 was more expensive than 360 in the long run.


    Wi-Fi was available for the 360. You had to buy an adapter. Why? Because when the 360 was released the majority of homes in the US and Europe did not have a Wi-Fi connection. Why make people pay more for something they don't need. Later models came with Wi-Fi when such connections became more prevalent. Ditto with HDMI connections (more TVs had DVI ports than HDMI ones). I prefer this more consumer-centric approach than forcing us to pay for unnecessary extras.
    Wow. Nobody had it at launch, but ended up needing it and Sony included it right from the start. That was quite, how shall I put it, forward-thinking of them. I don't see how you can call that anything else... oh yea. I read you. that choice argument again! :rolleyes:

    MS on the other hand sold bare-bones, then charged obscene amounts of money for "the extra wifi adapter". They even sold completely new consoles again to include HDMi. Maybe they manufactured their initial version to have a 60% failure rate on purpose?

    You call that choice? I call that defending such an approach consumer stupidity! ;)
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  • Elite Dangerous Beta 3 goes live

  • MeBrains 29/10/2014

    it's an excellent game already. well worth the money already even if it were only "for old times sake".

    steep learning curve though. dogfights are damn difficult.

    looking forward to booting up this update...
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  • Digital Foundry vs Sunset Overdrive

  • MeBrains 29/10/2014

    @TheAccountantThree
    umm, take your own advice? That's the best I got, since you asked.
    I do come over as somebody who needs to take your advice in order to follow mine, don't I?

    maybe I do indeed. In which case, I thank you for said advice.

    Nothing else then?
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