Mr_Fujisawa Comments

  • Codemasters unveils Grid Autosport DLC plan

  • Mr_Fujisawa 15/07/2014

    Many moons ago, when I were but a lad I worked for Codemasters. On the back of the manuals for Toca 2, Brian Lara, CMR, CMR 2.0 et al. There were premium rate numbers to unlock cheats, heck they were probably on Dizzy as well. Everyone did it Eidos, EA & Activision. You could shortcut the game for £2 on your phone bill.

    Buy it or don't, rage on the internet, but not everyone is you. Some people don't have the time to sit there and get everything. I've played Autosport for 11 hours, I'm in the first 'Grid' tournament still. People have lives and families, perhaps they want to play on Spa with a Pagani too.
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  • Sony expects a significant loss next year too

  • Mr_Fujisawa 14/05/2014

    @PinktotheLast Panasonic - http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-27185986 Reply 0
  • You'll want a powerful PC to play Wolfenstein: The New Order

  • Mr_Fujisawa 02/05/2014

    @Darren Wouldn't this be because of mega-textures, Rage was 25gb. I assume this game is more expansive in areas required. It does run id Tech 5. Reply 0
  • Microsoft releases Xbox One SmartGlass app

  • Mr_Fujisawa 19/11/2013

    @Malek86 I believe that this one uses Wi-Fi direct, so it connects within your network, rather than out to the internet and back via the MS servers. Reply +4
  • Mr_Fujisawa 19/11/2013

    I'm actually surprised it released on a Windows Phone first. We've been left out in the cold by MS in the past.

    Well, it loads, I can log in, but I can't do a lot until Friday :)
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  • Why Forza Motorsport 5 has fewer cars and tracks than Forza 4

  • Mr_Fujisawa 06/11/2013

    @null If they had done that everyone would be complaining about that wouldn't they? You know, like in GT5. Reply -1
  • Mr_Fujisawa 06/11/2013

    @Dombat Yup. I agree. I do find the DLC galling this time around though. They aren't going to sell a lot of copies of the bat. There will be what a million Xbox Ones at launch if you're lucky, so say you get 25% of that. it's not a lot.

    It would have been far nicer for us early adopters to drop the DLC and give us 10 cars a month. I snapped up all the DLC for Forza 3, 4 and Horizon, so I'm a bit mad anyway.

    It won't happen though. The Ring will be released separately in January.
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  • Xbox One has free, ad-supported Xbox Music streaming

  • Mr_Fujisawa 06/11/2013

    @Triggerhappytel You mean Sony Music Unlimited, £4.99 or £9.99 :) Reply -12
  • Xbox One Resolutiongate: the 720p fallout

  • Mr_Fujisawa 01/11/2013

    I think that weíre being a bit quick to write off the Xbox One before either have been release or to call the generation in favour of the PS4.

    The problem is that no one has had final hardware, the developers haven't had final software or if they do they havenít had it for all that long, theyíve had moving goal posts. How can you expect a launch game to look as good as it possibly can. Yes the Xbox One does have less power and the esram will be harder to utilise, however it's not like the previous generation.

    8 years ago multi threaded operations were not the norm, so when you release a console that utilises that it will take time, this is the exact reason why development suffered on the PS3 and to a lesser extent Xbox. You only need to look at the move from PS2/Xbox to Xbox 360 and PS3 to see that judging a console on launch titles isnít all that good an idea. Look at Gun, it resembled a PS2 game and Need for Speed Most Wanted didnít really have a frame rate to speak of. Perfect Dark? It looked like an upresed Xbox game

    It's not like the esram is that different to the edram, they didn't have much trouble with that for the last 9 years. The PS4 is easier to produce the raw power because the architecture is simpler and just like a PC, also perhaps their tools are more advanced. I mean on PC you see with each new driver release they manage to get some % of extra FPS, who is to say the final version of the Xbox or PS4 graphics driver wonít do the same.

    Also no version of COD has managed to even run at 720p is it any surprise that they haven't managed to get their engine to run at 1080p on something that is widely acknowledged to be a little more difficult to use and have unfinished software.

    Iím not saying itís a good situation, but understanding intricacies of both consoles with expand and each will get better.
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  • Live: Microsoft E3 2013 Conference

  • Mr_Fujisawa 10/06/2013

    Drivartar, so it's like Forza 1 on the original Xbox, but cloud powered. Reply 0
  • SimCity has sold over 1.6 million units

  • Mr_Fujisawa 08/05/2013

    @darkmorgado I am, it's kind of love hate. There are problems still, mostly for me these are it kicking me back to the menu every 45 mins and some of my RCI dezoning.

    I don't have problems with traffic, the only problems I do have are to do with often not having enough workers, but I don't 'need' them as my post nuclear meldown waste land is still making loads of computers.
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  • Mr_Fujisawa 08/05/2013

    @Achtung_Englander He said it was ahead of expectations, so, yes it's a success. Whereas both Dead Space 3 and Crysis 3 were under expectations. Reply +1
  • Windows 8.1 will revive the Start button, reports suggest

  • Mr_Fujisawa 23/04/2013

    I must have been one of the users that came up in the stats as not using the Start menu. I actually installed Start8, used it for a bit and then uninstalled as I realised that I didn't need it.

    All I used to use Start for was pressing the Windows Key and then Typing what I wanted. Otherwise the 5 programs I use a lot are pinned to the taskbar. I recently added the games folder as I couldn't find FarCry 3, but that's more through it being in uPlay rather than Steam (which is one of the pinned icons).
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  • Mass Effect 3: Citadel Achievements list leaks

  • Mr_Fujisawa 01/03/2013

    Given who Sheppard is and what 'they've' done, how exactly can 'they' go undercover anywhere? Reply +11
  • BioWare's "increasingly toxic" forum repels Dragon Age writer David Gaider

  • Mr_Fujisawa 10/01/2013

    I guess I'm in a minority as I have enjoyed every single game that Bioware have released since Baldur's Gate, I didn't even mind Dragon Age 2 and quite liked the ending to Mass Effect 3.

    It is a shame that forums attract the hardest of hardcore fans, which gives you the extremes.
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  • Sega is suing Level-5 over its touchscreen controls in Inazuma Eleven

  • Mr_Fujisawa 11/12/2012

    There are loads of gaming patents, Atari as was patented the Ghost Car in Hard Drivin' and Sega did using a button to change view in a 3d game with Virtua Racing, Sega has the pointy arrow from Crazy Taxi and sued EA over the pointy finger in Simpsons Road Rage. Namco have playing a game whilst loading, like in the early PS1 games, though I remember playing 'Invader Load' on the C64 and the bouncing CD from Strike Commander. 'Kudos' from Project Gotham is patented.

    There are loads.
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  • Xbox 360, Windows Phone 8, Windows 8 and Smartglass: Microsoft Studios now "multiformat" says Harrison

  • Mr_Fujisawa 22/11/2012

    @abeeken Valve can probably do whatever they want, they have to get PC Manufacturers to install Linux rather than Windows. They also have to get games makers to to produce games not using Microssoft technologies and move to OpenGL.

    Do you think this is likely? I don't.
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  • Microsoft has sold 70 million Xbox 360s

  • Mr_Fujisawa 19/10/2012

    I think I've bought 3 but I'm on my 9th! Reply -3
  • Wing Commander creator asks fans if he should put his new space sim on Kickstarter

  • Mr_Fujisawa 16/10/2012

    @voden I do it without using Kickstarter, I've got Xcom installed on Steam and haven't touched it. I'm too addicted to shooting and looting on Pandora. Reply +1
  • GRID 2 gameplay footage shows off Eurogamer Expo hands-on content

  • Mr_Fujisawa 27/09/2012

    @Spunkweazle Probably the people that care about those are also in the 5% that used the in car view. Reply 0
  • Borderlands 2 review

  • Mr_Fujisawa 18/09/2012

    £22.49. Mine is all pre-loaded up on Steam.

    http://getgamesgo.com/product/borderlands-2-po-uk
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  • Crippled by Nostalgia: The Fraud of Retro Gaming

  • Mr_Fujisawa 12/09/2012

    @Ryze Thunder Force IV is in the Gold Pack 1 for Saturn. It's with Thunderforce AC, which is kind of number 3 mixed with some of 2. Which now I've just read appeared on the SNES, so I'll have to find that, so I can store it in a box and just know it's there. Reply +1
  • Mr_Fujisawa 12/09/2012

    I think I have this problem, I currently have a pretty large collection of Saturn and PC Engine games that I love, but I never actually play them. I often have multiple consoles, I have a white Saturn for use and a nice clear one for occasionally admiring.

    I'm currently weighing up selling them, but I just feel that the market has dropped to such an extent (certainly on the money gouging site that is eBay) it galls me to sell them at such a 'loss' in some cases.

    For instance I have a copy of Dracula X for the PC Engine CD. It cost me about £100 sometime in 2001ish. I had it on eBay a while ago and it didn't reach £40 and went unsold. On eBay you can't put a reserve on for less than £50 and then eBay take 10% of the reserve fee + whatever final value you get. So to me I'd rather keep it in a box than sell it for such a small amount.

    There are some games that I just won't sell as they remind me of my childhood. My first Megadrive game was Tatsujin, I played that game for more than six months as I didn't have anything else, I've owned it for 23 years! It introduced me to Shoot em Ups, which still remain my favourite genre. Same as why I won't sell my Japanese Thunder Force II, III, IV, V (PS1 and Saturn) and VI, plus both gold collections for Saturn.

    I think I like the idea of having them.
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  • Microsoft unveils new logo for the first time in 25 years

  • Mr_Fujisawa 24/08/2012

    Personally, I found the article on Creative Review interesting http://www.creativereview.co.uk/cr-blog/2012/august/microsoft-new-logo Reply 0
  • Fewer players finished Mass Effect 3 than completed Mass Effect 2

  • Mr_Fujisawa 14/08/2012

    So basically to spin the story another way yes lots of people finished Mass Effect 2 (I did twice), but about as many that usually finish Bioware games finished Mass Effect 3. Reply 0
  • EA quarterly report reveals Battlefield 3 Premium service sold over 1.3 million subscriptions

  • Mr_Fujisawa 01/08/2012

    @cheeky-sod I'm sure they could, after all I'm sure that Inuits like ice in their cocktails and people need to get their chopsticks from someone. Reply -1
  • Diablo 3 exploit makes wizards invulnerable

  • Mr_Fujisawa 23/07/2012

    @x5115x Exploit? Sounds more like a bug to me. Reply +4
  • BioWare's CGI introduction to SWTOR companion HK-51

  • Mr_Fujisawa 17/07/2012

    @jonbwfc It's http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0419089/ He sounds nothing like Bill Nighy. It's also convenient that Martin Jarvis worked on KOTOR. Reply 0
  • Battlefield 3: How Fan-Run Servers Are Ruining DICE's Game

  • Mr_Fujisawa 05/07/2012

    @psychokitten I think I possibly played on this, it had Monkey in the title as well as Eurogamer.

    It was great fun, then after a few maps many people left, it became unbalanced. Then seine crossing started, I ran a bit, then an admin killed me and swapped me to the other team. The team I left then consisted of many 100 level colonels, all with clan tags and probably all in good squads. I still had fun, but it was a little annoying to be bumped teams.

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    I actually find the non-standard rules really annoying, having 1000 tickets turns a team game into a kill as many as you can an sod the rules kind of thing. It kind of ruined the game for me, I spent ages looking for an official server.

    I didn't know there was a search option but then I didn't know that the official servers were called 'p24' something.

    I honestly don't think that non-standard rule severs should come up from Quickmatch. If you think about a new user playing the game, they join, do one thing wrong and get kick banned, well that's just not very user friendly.
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  • Free Radical vs. the Monsters

  • Mr_Fujisawa 04/05/2012

    I was at Codemasters during the time Second Sight was around. I did the compliance testing for the Gamecube versions, I think it was the only gamecube game they ever released, that game was clean, it passed certification in American on the first time of asking, it was clean.

    It also shows the kind of company they were, I believe that the PC version only existed because Steve wanted it to, he did everything, any bugs were fixed by him, including ridiculous installer problems that no one would ever do.

    Shame they're not around.
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  • Retake Mass Effect 3 protest claims victory after BioWare vows to address controversial ending

  • Mr_Fujisawa 23/03/2012

    @Sar spoiler tags!!!!!!! Thanks I now know more than it may be a bit disappointing. Reply 0
  • BioWare moves Dragon Age team fully onto The Next Thing

  • Mr_Fujisawa 20/03/2012

    @Gunship See now the thing is, yes "make something awesome" happen was a silly thing to say. However I don't really see what's wrong with it. In DA1, your warden would stand motionless after you've pressed a button, then after a bit shoot a fireball, then you'd wait motionless and shoot a fireball. In DA2 yes you could press A a lot and shoot many fireballs which in the end would do damage, whilst waiting a bit until you can shoot a more powerful fireball.

    Once patched on the Xbox where you'd just press a once and then after a bit shoot a bigger fireball out in the meantime you'd constantly shoot little fireballs. I don't see the difference between this and DA1's motionless waiting for something.

    DA2 wasn't prefect, the cross combos were confusing and hardly ever worked for me. The lack grease and fire balls etc.. the repeated dungeons etc..

    It didn't stop me from enjoying it one bit. It also fixed some things as well, the main being the 'strategy' of launching spells through walls.

    I'm also enjoying ME3, probably more than ME2, which I thought was pretty poor the first time through.

    I don't think there's a Bioware game I haven't enjoyed. Kotor was amazing, but it also had problems. We should try an remember this.
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  • EA ships 3.5 million copies of Mass Effect 3 around the world

  • Mr_Fujisawa 10/03/2012

    @LR100 Me too. I'm missing my Collectors Edition. Still I was quite surprised on Thursday when I got home to find a normal copy of the game from Amazon, which I ordered in June 2011. Dam you Amazon stealth pre-orders!

    Still, I've tried it, my ME1 face imported OK (Probably because I tweaked in ME2) and my save game that was on the cloud was also fine. So later I'll be as happy as a pig in muck, but I will have paid £100 for a game..
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  • Mass Effect 3 Review

  • Mr_Fujisawa 06/03/2012

    @DreadedWalrus He said it "Thankfully, there's not a grind in sight, as XP arrives in big generous chunks and levels rise rapidly."

    The XP is spent on the packs. In the demo I played 10 rounds with 3 other players and got something like 20k credits. The 'bronze' pack was 5000 and the 'silver' 25k.

    So it's not that bad.
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  • Mr_Fujisawa 06/03/2012

    @UncleLou That's all right, I had to play all of ME2 and the DLC through. I got a new Xbox, didn't fancy having 30 gig of DA, DA2 and ME2 saves. So I copied one from each game with the highest level. Turns out for ME2 I copied the import save from ME1 where I was level 47.

    Still I went full paragon and enjoyed it rather a lot.
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  • Diablo 3 console release confirmed

  • Mr_Fujisawa 11/01/2012

    @tankboi I'm probably like 90% of Xbox owners. We're always connected to the internet anyway. I think the last time I wasn't was in 2007 just after moving into my house. To me always on internet isn't an issue. Reply -3
  • XBLIG shoot 'em up pokes fun at new Xbox 360 dash

  • Mr_Fujisawa 22/12/2011

    @DwarfyP It's not just Indie games that are hidden, it's the demos and anything not with a paid promotion in XBLA. Reply 0
  • Gamers discover how to block ads on new Xbox dashboard

  • Mr_Fujisawa 10/12/2011

    Seriously? People are that bothered about a small square advert for something? I know that whenever something is released, the vocal minority cry foul over it being the worst thing to happen ever in the history of the world, but a small advert?!

    As for the larger squares stating that 'there's some content out' or 'Fifa 12' is out. Well everyone isn't like you, they're not all on games sites knowing exactly what's coming out. So if I'm a content provider I'm going to want that big square on the front page to let the casual Xbox player know that Fifa 12 is out or my new ace bit of DLC is available.

    Until I go to load Skyrim and it says "your game will start after this sponsor message' I really don't give a crap about a tiny advert.
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  • PS3 Skyrim fix in the works, but not for update 1.3

  • Mr_Fujisawa 07/12/2011

    Isn't this just the cost versus time quandary that you have in software development. Bethesda knew that the issue existed, but the systems in place were too far along in development that it would be too costly timewise and subsequently moneywise to fix the issue on PS3. There were probably meetings about this and they took the chance it wouldn't be as widespread as this.

    The made a bad decision when designing the systems the game uses and it's now biting them hard, on the internet.

    I used to work somewhere that made games featuring a now deceased rally driver. On each new iteration of the game on PC I would raise the same bug. It didn't scale with new hardware as the engine was so old. Each time we would be told that "they know and can't fix it". So we'd roll with it, I'd covered QA as we could say "ahhh seee! I said so!". Each time we'd have people complaining on forums, but there wasn't anything to do. We really needed a new engine, but it's too expensive.

    I hate all the blame QA that appear on the internet, you can guarantee that this would have been known about. At another place we made the national news with a bug. Our dev manager was angry and about to read the riot act to us about not spotting the issue. It caused one customer to be sent 5000 receipts, so many he needed his own Royal Mail truck. When we said, that we did raise that if you press F5 on the receipt screen you get another, and that you waived it as not important.

    I would believe that it isn't the same problem as the Xbox has had a few random problems with me. I had the one with the spider stuck in a Foresworn tent causing the game to crawl to a halt. I've also had it when I've been in conversation with the leader of the Dark Brotherhood, got a bit bored and decided to look at the ceiling in her office. That caused the game to crawl to a halt.
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  • Digital Foundry vs. PS3 Skyrim Lag

  • Mr_Fujisawa 05/12/2011

    I thought that after 30 hours on Xbox I was having the issue. I was over by Dead Crone Rock in the far west. I went outside and the game started to stutter. I had trouble with the combat it was so slow. I saved when safe and rebooted, it was the same. I the. Walked up some stairs and found a Giant Frostbite Spider trapped in a small tent. Killed said spider and all was well again! Reply +2
  • Battlefield 3: Back to Karkand gameplay

  • Mr_Fujisawa 21/11/2011

    @Crovax20 The problem is on console a lot of the maps are still too large. If you play Caspian Border with 2 planes, 2 tanks, 2 helicopters per side you end up with 6 infantry on a map with 4 capture points. You pretty much never see anyone. Same with Firestorm and the canals one. On console the ones that seem to work better are the smaller levels. It's a shame from what you've said they've gone for a middle ground and aren't pleasing either crowd.

    On console I never had a problem with the size of map in BFBC2.
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  • Post-beta Battlefield 3 changes detailed

  • Mr_Fujisawa 21/10/2011

    @fletch7100



    Really, I was under the impression that MS limited title updates to 8 meg in size. People release larger updates in DLC.
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  • Bethesda comments on Scrolls row

  • Mr_Fujisawa 07/10/2011

    @alegl5141



    There aren't any other 'Coke' branded Cola drinks. Coca-Cola and Coke are trademarks of Coca-Cola. I believe that Cola itself is a flavour of drink, it'd be like tradmarking 'Blackcurrant' and being sued by Ribena. So you couldn't trademark the flavour as such, so you can buy Tesco Cola, but not Tesco Coke, same as that you can buy Pepsi Cola.
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  • Rage Auto-Balancer causing PC problems

  • Mr_Fujisawa 06/10/2011

    @rodpad



    It's basically what he's saying. It uses the wrong textures, so at an extreme level I would assume that it would do as the video does.
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  • Prof clarifies Game Transfer Phenomena

  • Mr_Fujisawa 22/09/2011

    I remember when I watched Robocop on VHS for the first time at the age of 12, after I left his house I felt 7ft tall and walked like him, it was an awesome 50ft. I guess this is RCTF.



    I'd often play Gran Turismo and feel like a driving god afterwards. Much like when I've been on a track day, I feel like a driving god on the way home. I try to get someone else to drive home now, so I feel less god like and don't run out of talent.



    Also tell the Daily Mail that I watched an 18 rated film at the age of 12 and didn't turn out all warped, I have a job and mortgage and everything!
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  • Bodycount

  • Mr_Fujisawa 02/09/2011

    Maybe now they can sack off the useless expensive studio that was Guildford and invest the money elsewhere. The game was destined to be crap from the day it was ill-conceived. Reply -3
  • Dragon Age II

  • Mr_Fujisawa 10/03/2011

    I've read the comments, the good and the bad. Read this review and a number of others. I've played many RPGs in my time. I found Oblivion a chore long before I completed it. I loved Baldur's Gate, didn't like the second as much as I died in the first room. I loved Temple of Elemental Evil. I enjoyed DA:O I'm just playing through Awakenings, it's still fun even if every fight is the same (crushing prison, fireball).



    After all this I'm still looking forward to playing DA 2 tomorrow. I do enjoy the RPG lite that Bioware have been making for a very long time now. They're all kind of the same. I only really pay attention to the stats of my char, the rest are auto, I've played it this way since KOTR, knowing that by the time you get to the mid teens you're like a juggernaut
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  • Mass Effect composer explains ME3 split

  • Mr_Fujisawa 10/02/2011

    I hope Clint will do a good job, he's great at melodies. I hope he carries the themes of the first two games, they add to the atmosphere.



    Oh and..



    Can you dig it?



    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9ePeZJ-_qRs
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