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  • Strong PS4 sales help Sony to profit

  • MrTomFTW 31/07/2014

    @lucky_jim Reading the GI.biz article it does say this:
    the report does reveal that 3.5 million console units (PS4 & PS3) were sold through to customers in the quarter
    Sold through to customers.

    HOWEVER, people in the comments there state there's no mention in Sony's presentation of it being sold through, but rather it is actually shipped figures.

    http://www.sony.net/SonyInfo/IR/financial/fr/viewer/14q1/

    Sooooooo... Who the fuck knows :D

    edit: I've flicked through the presentation. It's really not clear. It *looks* like shipped numbers, not sell through to customers.
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  • MrTomFTW 31/07/2014

    @Dave52 You should keep it in a well-ventilated area then. Reduce the fire risk. Reply +1
  • MrTomFTW 31/07/2014

    @maroon1 Kickboxer, starring Jean Claude Van Damme. Reply -1
  • MrTomFTW 31/07/2014

    @lucky_jim There's definitely been sold through information given out about the PlayStation brand a few months back. This time around it clearly says shipped though.

    So Sony are shipping PlayStation branded consoles to retailers at a 3:1 ratio.

    This will be because the PS4 is outselling the Xbox One. No arguments there. But also consider the Xbox One, until September, is only shipping to 13 countries and the PS4 is shipping world wide. That'll be a big contribution to that gulf as well.

    But we are not talking about a 3:1 ratio of consumers buying PlayStation over Xbox. Well, not yet at least :)
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  • MrTomFTW 31/07/2014

    @hmssurprise Errr... Yes. That's entirely my point. Reply +3
  • MrTomFTW 31/07/2014

    3.5m home PlayStation consoles were shipped during the quarter
    SHIPPED. Not sold through. Important difference as anyone who has posted comments in Xbox sales figures articles will tell you :)

    (QUICK! He's pointing out a fact - neg him!)
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  • The new Crazy Taxi game for iPhone and iPad is out today

  • MrTomFTW 31/07/2014

    @nickthegun DAY AFTER DAY THIS WHOLE GAME'S A WRECK
    THE IAP'S JUST BREATHE DOWN YOUR NECK
    YOU GET NO RESPECT
    YOU GET NO RELIEF
    YOU'VE GOT TO PAY UP
    COS THIS GENRE'S A THIEF
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  • UK game publisher Mastertronic suffers layoffs

  • MrTomFTW 31/07/2014

    @SpaceMidget75 Ah those were the days. The M.A.D. label was awesome :) Reply +5
  • Pigeon dating sim Hatoful Boyfriend gets a release date

  • MrTomFTW 30/07/2014

    This looks COO-L. Reply +5
  • F2P MMO Neverwinter confirmed for Xbox One

  • MrTomFTW 30/07/2014

    Oooh, I quite enjoyed Champions Online and Star Trek Online. A bit janky, but fun. Might have to check this out on Xbox One. Reply +2
  • Deep Silver parent company buys Homefront from Crytek

  • MrTomFTW 30/07/2014

    No it's fine. Crytek is fine.

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  • Devolver Digital and indie devs help finance failing GaymerX convention

  • MrTomFTW 30/07/2014

    Would rather people didn't insult each other. Ta. Reply 0
  • MrTomFTW 30/07/2014

    @SarcasticJoe
    I never said along the lines that LBGT characters would be intolerant towards straight people.
    Yes you did:

    Complaining about being uncomfortable playing straight characters and then saying that there should be more non-straight characters is in my opinion just double standards. You're basically being intolerant while expecting others to be tolerant
    That right there says that have more non-straight characters in games is double standards, and is intolerant towards straight people.

    And never mind over-represented. They're barely represented at all.
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  • MrTomFTW 30/07/2014

    @SarcasticJoe Well first of all:
    people are complaining that there aren't enough gay, bi or trans characters which indirectly implies this. If they didn't feel comfortable with the characters of today they wouldn't be complaining, as simple as that.
    That's not it at all. That's not why they're complaining. It's not that they're uncomfortable playing as straight characters, it's just they would relate better to a character with defining traits that they share.

    You said that having LGBT characters would be intolerant towards straight people. Why? Straight characters aren't going anywhere, nor should they. No-one is saying there should be less straight characters, even though they're so overwhelmingly represented already. But having more games that feature more diverse characters, particularly playable protagonists, can only help expand the audience for games in general.

    It's somewhat worrying that you think that minorities are "not far" from the representation they should get, considering how relatively little representation they get at all, especially in mainstream and AAA gaming.
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  • MrTomFTW 30/07/2014

    @SarcasticJoe The mistakes you've made are summed up nicely by this paragraph:
    Complaining about being uncomfortable playing straight characters and then saying that there should be more non-straight characters is in my opinion just double standards. You're basically being intolerant while expecting others to be tolerant (yes, intolerance and racism is not limited to straight white men and women).
    The mistakes are as follows:

    1. No-one is complaining about being uncomfortable about playing straight characters (or white characters, or male characters).
    2. Saying there should be more non-straight (or non-white or female) characters is not double standards, because:
    3. You're talking like the existence of more diverse characters would mean less of the characters we get now. It doesn't.

    When we talk about diversity, inclusion, feminism etc. we do not mean that the creation of a gay character to replace a straight one. We would like to see games to go alongside the ones that already exist and are already being made. It is not intolerance, it is not double-standards. It is the very opposite of these things. No-one will come and take the things you like away.

    You say gaming conventions are targeted at everyone... Technically yes, but they do this by targeting the majority. In gaming's case, like a lot of things, that's white males. This is fair and shouldn't change, and gay people (and other minorities) should feel welcome and should feel they belong.

    Likewise GaymerX is for everyone, but they change the main target audience to the LGBT scene because they need more representation within the industry. It is a convention for those who have an interest in both gaming and the LGBT community (even if they're not a part of it). GaymerX's existence does not mean another convention ceases to exist.
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  • MrTomFTW 30/07/2014

    The reason the likes of GaymerX exists, as a specifically LGBT event is it feels good to belong, to be able to relate to and be part of something. There's no Straightcon because all other conventions/expos are, by default, targeted at straight men and women.

    It's much the same reason that there's Black History Month in the US. People complain and say "well why isn't there a White History Month?" Because the other 11 months are just that. We just don't notice it because we're in the fortunate position of being catered to, and represented constantly at all other times.

    The best explanation I heard was someone comparing it to Mario Kart: When you're in first place you don't get blue shells or lightning.
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  • Sony says EA Access program isn't "good value"

  • MrTomFTW 30/07/2014

    @blarty Thanks for point that out. Good job it was only an image eh?

    Re-hosted it myself!
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  • MrTomFTW 30/07/2014

    In the end it's the public who will decide if it's good value. If EA Access suddenly goes away we know it wasn't, not because Sony says so :) Reply +8
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  • BioWare delays the Dragon Age Keep

  • MrTomFTW 30/07/2014

    @Sildur It is newly received information. The very definition of news.

    So how is this NOT news Sildur? :D
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  • Now TV now on Xbox One

  • MrTomFTW 30/07/2014

    £9.99 A DAY for Sky Sports? And they're putting that front and centre (going by that image) as if it's a good deal?

    Bloody hell.
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  • Assassin's Creed Unity reveals new female character

  • MrTomFTW 29/07/2014

    @ThrowingTuba Except Spelunky has playable women characters, and also men and dogs to rescue and kiss. Reply +15
  • The Last of Us director reveals secret deleted epilogue scene

  • MrTomFTW 29/07/2014

    @James_Kaan Oh man, I really hate ________ articles. Reply +3
  • August's free Xbox Games with Gold titles announced

  • MrTomFTW 28/07/2014

    Wow, I don't have either of those Xbox One games. There's a first time for everything :D Reply +5
  • Mass Effect 4 concept footage reveals Mako vehicle

  • MrTomFTW 28/07/2014

    The Mako bits were one of the worst things about Mass Effect, so I think I'll hold my excitement :) Reply -38
  • Next-gen before their time

  • MrTomFTW 27/07/2014

    Now imagine what the Xbox One and PS4 will do at the end of their lifespans... Reply +72
  • Arya Stark actress in talks to star in The Last of Us movie

  • MrTomFTW 26/07/2014

    @ellietlou Ellen Page is 30, Ellie is 15. Reply 0
  • Titanfall reveals its second DLC pack Frontier's Edge

  • MrTomFTW 25/07/2014

    Excellent. I kind of fell off playing Titanfall due to the Steam Sale, this should get me back in. Reply 0
  • Frozen Endzone re-named to Frozen Cortex, rejigged in large update

  • MrTomFTW 23/07/2014

    @Cjail Would a video help? This is Frozen Synapse. Each turn is set into two phases - planning phase and action phase.

    Now, in the planning phase both players input their commands independently from each other, and when they're happy with it they submit their turn. Then in the action phase it plays both turns simultaneously at which point they can affect each other. For example one character may shoot another before that other character can complete it's commands.

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  • MrTomFTW 23/07/2014

    @penhalion
    The fact that EG didn't immediately call them on that description says volumes.
    The only thing it speaks volumes on is that you clearly haven't played this or Frozen Synapse.
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  • MrTomFTW 23/07/2014

    @Cjail You both submit your turn, then it runs both turns at the same time.

    The turns then will effect each other. For example, if you made one of your players move towards the ball, it may get blocked by the opponent if they saw it coming and moved their player to intercept as part of their move.

    Errr... Does that make sense?
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  • A few extraordinary pledges secure Areal Kickstarter success

  • MrTomFTW 23/07/2014

    The next update to this story will be PayPal freezing their account. Reply +12
  • MrTomFTW 21/07/2014

    Forbes, a news site that is well known for being unprofessional and biased. Reply +30
  • Five Chinese Dota 2 players win $5m

  • MrTomFTW 22/07/2014

    It was actually quite a underwhelming DIGITAL SPORTS final. VG never looked like a threat after that first match and it was all over so quickly. NewBee basically rolled them over and had their way with them.

    Which is weird considering how competitive all the previous tournament match up were!
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  • The Last of Us threatrical performance announced

  • MrTomFTW 22/07/2014

    TheatreTheatreTheatre! Reply -2
  • Yogventures studio reveals troubled development, how Yogscast "lost faith" early on

  • MrTomFTW 21/07/2014

    I can't see myself backing any further Kickstarter projects in the future. I've always known there's a certain amount of risk in doing so, not a pre-order etc. but this just brings it all into sharp focus. Reply +3
  • Google Play removing "free" label for F2P games with in-app purchases

  • MrTomFTW 21/07/2014

    A definite improvement, but it would be nice if these games are actually clearly marked as having IAPs. Reply +57
  • Every step you take: The story of Minesweeper

  • MrTomFTW 21/07/2014

    @NeoTechni Actually since Internet Explorer on Xbox One supports HTML 5 you can run a HTML 5 version of Minesweeper in 1080p :)

    Like this one: http://joeyvo.me/HTML5-minesweeper/
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  • MrTomFTW 20/07/2014

    This runs at 1080p on my PC. Reply +39
  • QuakeCon 2014 sale begins with Dishonored for £6.79

  • MrTomFTW 21/07/2014

    @RocketManGaijin 56K WARNING! Reply -1
  • MrTomFTW 18/07/2014

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  • You've got male

  • MrTomFTW 19/07/2014

    @Darksjeik Not in the Ultimate universe he's not. And it was a good move to go with the Ultimate version for the movies as you get Sam Jackson's star power. No brainer really.

    Anyway, if you really want your white Nick Fury, there's always the 1998 film "AGENT OF SHIELD" starring David Hasselhoff as Fury:

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  • MrTomFTW 19/07/2014

    @Darksjeik Sam Jackson as Nick Fury was in the comics first. They redesigned Nick for the Ultimate series and purposely made him look like Sam Jackson. Then they were lucky enough to get him to play Fury in the movies as well. Reply +1
  • MrTomFTW 19/07/2014

    For those complaining that Dan has used the term Parthenogenesis incorrectly. It's exactly what is discussed in Jurassic Park. Well kind of because it's actually Jurassic Park that gets Parthenogenesis wrong in the first place! Probably to make it easier to understand for the audience.



    Sorry, I'm a bit of a Jurassic Park geek :)
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  • MrTomFTW 19/07/2014

    @Paul_cz Because they've tried making new superheroes and no bugger buys the comics! Reply +54
  • MrTomFTW 19/07/2014

    I AM OUTRAGED that ubergine hasn't read the article yet. Reply +111
  • Xbox One's August update adds automatic download for digital purchases

  • MrTomFTW 18/07/2014

    Also a video:

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  • MrTomFTW 18/07/2014

    Activity feed updates: We’re adding new ways for you to interact with friends in the activity feed. The interface will change to a single column scrolling list that is longer and includes more content. We’ll add the ability to post text to your feed, and to “like” and comment on feed items. You can share game clips and anything else in the feed with friends either publically (to your activity feed) or privately (as an attachment to a message). You’ll also be notified when anyone likes, comments on or shares your items. Each user will get a personal feed on their profile, so you can see what specific friends have been up to. And, with SmartGlass, you can see what your friends have shared to their activity feed and “like” specific posts (additional activity feed support coming in future SmartGlass updates).
    Expanded Friends area on Home: Right from Home, see what’s going on with your friends. Stay up-to-date with their current activity, the top trending games your friends are playing, and a leaderboard to see who has been working the hardest on their Gamerscore. We’re doing an extended preview on this, rolling it into the early access preview this month to a subset of our preview audience so we can refine it until it’s ready for the entire Xbox One market.
    Mobile purchase: One of the most requested features on Xbox Feedback. Using Xbox SmartGlass or on Xbox.com, you can remotely purchase games and Add-on content. No more waiting to begin downloading when you get home – if your console is set to automatically take updates, your console will begin downloading your purchase.
    Low battery notification: You asked for it, now a notification will pop up when your controller battery is getting low.
    Disable notifications during video: Adding the ability to turn off notifications based feedback we heard from you.
    Enabling 3D Blu-ray: An update to the Blu-ray player app will enable 3D Blu-ray functionality on Xbox One.
    OneGuide in Brazil, Mexico, Austria and Ireland: Live TV listings can be configured for four new countries as part of this month’s Preview program. And now there is an OneGuide Issue Reporter available under the TV & OneGuide settings, Troubleshooting section.
    Last seen time in Friends list: Direct from Xbox Feedback, the friends list will now show how long it’s been since a friend has been online. For example, “Last seen 20m ago: Forza Motorsport 5.”
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  • Kickstarter-funded Yogventures canned, backers given Steam key for another game instead

  • MrTomFTW 17/07/2014

    Boy, the Yogscast people really have looked like a bunch of twunts over the last week. Reply +41
  • Destiny Xbox One beta won't be 1080p, but the final version will

  • MrTomFTW 17/07/2014

    @LordGreyHead
    1080p on 360 and PS3 would be piss easy. It will probably look like an Amiga port mind.
    THAT WOULD BE AWESOME! Oh please please, someone make this happen.
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