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  • Video: How does Resident Evil 1's new remake look on PlayStation 4?

  • Nikanoru 28/10/2014

    @SG79 So they rebuilt some areas and not others? Well, that's not gonna be jarring or inconsistent looking or anything... I've seen the screenshots of the places that are just upscaled bitmaps, they don't look very good. Walking from that right into a realtime 3D area...

    That coupled with their stupid way of handling the widescreen issue, I'll stick with the original on my good old CRT. The way they just cut off the screen at the top and bottom is a baffling decision to say the least.

    "But the screen pans up and down!" first of all, that still looks terrible (seriously it looks goddamn aggravating in the video) and it fucks up the original scene composition.

    Second of all, many places don't have the player move around enough to even get the chance to pan up and down to show the whole area.

    If they really are rebuilding whole areas in 3D (which seems like an uncharacteristically large amount of effort for Capcom these days) it makes me wonder how they managed to make such utter stupid design decisions elsewhere.
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  • Nikanoru 28/10/2014

    @ecco Eh, same difference. Reply 0
  • Nikanoru 28/10/2014

    Also: please Eurogamer, this is not a remake of a remake. It's a port of a remake. Don't get people's hopes up for nothing. Reply +23
  • Nikanoru 28/10/2014

    @-cerberus- So glad at least one other person understands this basic concept. Reply +15
  • Crusader: No Remorse is free right now on Origin

  • Nikanoru 28/10/2014

    @nobloodyname They also look a LOT worse on an LCD, like absolutely terrible. The stretched screen ratio is the least of its problems - the pixels and color values were meant to be viewed on a CRT.

    I highly recommend any serious retro gamer to drag an old CRT out of the attic or get one for a few cents at a yard sale, and use it as a second monitor. The difference for retro games is like night and day. Especially those running at 640x480 or lower, they look SO much better.
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  • The problem with video game guns

  • Nikanoru 25/10/2014

    @Zaiz Fucking Yes. I can't count the hours I spent in PD just messing with all the different weapons (42 total I believe) in the training room, every weapon having its own unique little training sequence with several difficulty levels to beat, which took advantage of the unique properties of each. Reply 0
  • Valve pulls game from Steam following dev's tweet threatening Gabe Newell

  • Nikanoru 21/10/2014

    @johnboyadvance Actually I would argue that if he was standing next to him and said something like that, consequences might have been less severe, since real-life communication has a way of better conveying true intentions.

    Like IRL if you heard someone did something really bad, you might say "I'm gonna kill that motherfucker" and nobody would bat an eyelid. It is assumed you're not really gonna commit murder. You're just gonna kick his ass, or possibly even just yell at him!

    Not so on twitter though.
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  • We cannot let this become gaming culture

  • Nikanoru 17/10/2014

    Here's another example of the kind of stuff you never see mentioned on gaming sites:

    To summarize: an anti-gg person was caught trying to incite violence AGAINST PEOPLE ON THEIR OWN "SIDE" just to prove a point.

    That's more despicable than most things I can certainly think of.
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  • Nikanoru 17/10/2014

    @MrTomFTW Not rape, not censorship. It's all about definitions, isn't it? That's how the whole anti-gg club gets away with the same shit they accuse gg of doing. Reply +10
  • Nikanoru 17/10/2014

    Another attempt at GamerGate to silence it's critics
    Sorry dude, No Thunderf00t videos allowed.
    Very interesting.
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  • Nikanoru 17/10/2014

    @frazzl Alright one more then, because you insist.

    Am I comparing Quinn to a rapist?

    She held a deep personal belief that cheating is rape. Then, holding that belief, she willingly cheated on someone. With multiple people!

    WHAT, pray tell, would you call that?
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  • Nikanoru 17/10/2014

    @Totza Interesting how nobody has replied to this. I'll paste the link for anyone not wanting to bother scrolling up: Reply +4
  • Nikanoru 17/10/2014

    @frazzl Disappointing? If you say so, dad.

    If a person has strong opinions about a certain subject, as well as strong influence in a community, then their actions reflect on everything they have to say about it.

    Do I really need to bring out the old "if a rapist made a game, would you ignore the fact they are a rapist"?

    Anyway, once again this is useless, neither of us is going to be swayed, and I don't have any more time for this. So go ahead and have the last word if you really want it.
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  • Nikanoru 17/10/2014

    @morriss Exactly. There's a disturbing amount of "if you're not with us, you're against us" bullshit going around. Reply +8
  • Nikanoru 17/10/2014

    @frazzl Once again, it's everything else that flowed forth from it that matters, and again, I'm sure you've made your mind up about that and I'm not gonna waste my time trying to convince you. Reply +1
  • Nikanoru 17/10/2014

    @frazzl Thanks for making TWO separate assumptions about me in one line (I'll let you figure out which) and I think you missed the part where I said she previously made a public point to equate cheating with rape (which I mentioned I understood, if not agreed with), aimed mostly at men. That's what separates this from any normal cheating affair. Reply -2
  • Nikanoru 17/10/2014

    Having the power to publish an article to a wide audience comes with the appropriate responsibility of doing so, and all the consideration and discussion that happens behind the scenes before something is published, because we know we'll be held accountable when it's seen.
    Makes you wonder what went on behind the scenes before Gamasutra's "death of gamers" article was posted, huh?
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  • Nikanoru 17/10/2014

    @salvodaze Again, whatever the blog is implying is colored heavily. Oh the role of the person in the dev team isn't good enough. The charity isn't good enough. The blog is trying so, so hard to discredit anything positive that could possibly be associated with GG, it's pathetic. But again, we already knew this just from the url. Reply -3
  • Nikanoru 17/10/2014

    @frazzl Hey you asked what she did that was bad, there you have it. If you want to go into all the implications that flowed forth from it, I'm not gonna write paragraphs about that. I'm sure you've read the internet, and I'm sure you've made up your mind. Like all the media has. Reply -4
  • Nikanoru 17/10/2014

    Can you prove to me any of the allegations on that link aren't correct? Please do.
    From what I'm reading, they are providing a team to shape the vision of a single person, something many a would-be games developer dreams about, and the blog post manages to twist it into a terrible thing. I'll just call that "typical" and be done with it.
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  • Nikanoru 17/10/2014

    So what bad thing has Zoe done really?
    She very publicly equated cheating with rape. Then went on to do it multiple times, and yes she did it by her own admission. I'd say that's bad.

    And before anyone starts with the lynching, understand that I had a lot of respect for Quinn after the GAME_JAM thing, believe it or not. I loved how she stood up to that. And I could see her point with the cheating = rape thing, even if I didn't strictly agree with it. That was before the whole incident of course.
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  • Nikanoru 17/10/2014

    @salvodaze Haha don't link me to a self-proclaimed SJW blog and ask me to take a single word of it seriously. Reply -11
  • Nikanoru 17/10/2014

    You honestly don't know?
    You say that with an incredulity as if it's strange that I don't know every (or any) stupid 4chan meme. I'll thank you not to randomly assume stuff like that about people.
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  • Nikanoru 17/10/2014

    Look up 'the fine young capitalists'.
    Due to the totally-not-out-of-date EG comment system I have no idea which comment of mine you're actually replying to.
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  • Nikanoru 17/10/2014

    @Pantsonmyhead I'm sorry but WTF does that link have to do with the character? Reply +3
  • Nikanoru 17/10/2014

    @GamerFreak From the video comment:
    remind them that we donated more than $70,000 to help women make video games and no game site would talk about it.
    That's interesting. I HAVEN'T heard a thing about it on any gaming websites. Anyone care to explain?
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  • Nikanoru 17/10/2014

    @lindam Don't be reasonable, you'll get lynched around here! :( Reply -9
  • Civilian massacring game Hatred courts controversy, gets it

  • Nikanoru 17/10/2014

    It's already making a lot of people look inward, right here in the comments. And it's not even released yet. Regardless of the developer's motivations, that's at least interesting. Reply +11
  • E3 organiser and trade group ESA speaks out against GamerGate

  • Nikanoru 16/10/2014

    @sanctusmortis It seems like you still don't understand the point, and I'm not gonna repeat myself again. Reply -1
  • Nikanoru 16/10/2014

    @Zaiz I think you're still missing the point: it doesn't matter where these characters come from, the games are released on the western market, and the comic is about a western reaction to a certain visual character design.

    These characters look exactly like the kind of figure described in the comic page, we are playing with them, and we don't have a problem with them. Unlike what the comic is trying to make the viewer believe through its representation of the fat balding nerd.

    That's the strawman here.
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  • Nikanoru 16/10/2014

    @sanctusmortis Before you get all sarcastic it's advisable you fully understand the point of the original reply. Reply 0
  • Nikanoru 16/10/2014

    @Zaiz I think you've lost sight of the original point that the comic was trying to make. It was about looks.

    So many female main characters are represented as strong and independent but they still get bashed on by certain people because of the way they look. Like Lara Croft, who gets so much undeserved shit, and as a result has been turned into a shadow of her former self. A sad crybaby of a character. But at least she doesn't have big boobs anymore huh? Cool!

    Or look at Bayonetta 2, you can't get a more powerful character like that, but then look at Polygon's farce of a review of that game...

    As for your gay thing, I highly disagree, but that's a whole other discussion for another time.
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  • Nikanoru 16/10/2014

    @Zaiz I have no idea wth you just tried to say.
    Top image is the main antagonist from Final Fantasy IX. Yes, official concept art, yes, looks like that in game.

    Also, bigoted? Oh god you can't be serious.
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  • Nikanoru 16/10/2014

    @MrTomFTW Please god, not that utterly idiotic comic again. Hey, let's look at some of the main characters of some of the most popular high-profile games around, shall we?

    Welcome to the background radiation of my life. Point being that I'm totally fine with it, so the guy in the comic is a big fat strawman. But what else is new there.
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  • Anita Sarkeesian cancels university speech following school shooting threat

  • Nikanoru 15/10/2014

    @the_dudefather Yeah... now draw another comic where the guy's getting mugged on the street, then the next day blames someone else in a totally different place for the mugging when asking him for 20 bucks, and goes on about how "you criminal losers should get a job!" Reply 0
  • Children of Morta's pixel art is truly a sight to behold

  • Nikanoru 11/10/2014

    @Simbosan I think it's pretty much everyone. Everyone but you. ;) Reply 0
  • Nikanoru 11/10/2014

    @KanePaws Fucking precisely. By their logic, portrait painters should have quit as soon as color photography was invented. Reply +3
  • You can push The Evil Within beyond 30fps on PC

  • Nikanoru 10/10/2014

    What is with the fucking lynching here of anyone who suggests that maybe, possibly a developer could by any stretch of the imagination EVER have any artistic control on PC? Instead it's rows after rows of upvoted comments calling the director an idiot.

    No wonder nobody makes AAA PC exclusives anymore. You're a fine bunch, you are.
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  • Zelda and Sheik are separate Smash Bros. characters due to 3DS limitations

  • Nikanoru 06/10/2014

    @TPoppaPuff (PS: I know you can still read these in your notifications. ;D Do continue to be quiet though, it's nice.) Reply -1
  • Nikanoru 05/10/2014

    @TPoppaPuff Of course you need to block me, I know the truth stings a bit. ;) 5 years from college? That means you can't be much older than 25-26? LOL! I don't think you have a right to call anyone else out on age.

    It's very telling that you only mentioned your bachelor's degree (BTW you know what a bad name "video game colleges" have, right? lmao), and not any game dev jobs you might have had. Nobody would hire someone with such an incredibly weak grasp on game graphics theory.

    I sure as hell would never hire you. Just like so many interns I've rejected who were about to graduate from some of these colleges but had all the design sense of a wet sock.

    But at least they didn't pretend they were hot shit like you. Worthless.
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  • Nikanoru 05/10/2014

    @TPoppaPuff Bwahahaha like I'm gonna divulge any of my personal details to some internet teenager who pretends to know shit, then proceeds to make an absolute fool out of himself. Let's just say I have a lot more experience with game graphics than what you have shown so far. You can try to wriggle your way around this but your idiotic statements remain and speak for themselves.

    I'm done arguing with someone who thinks you don't need to see all players in SSB, doesn't know what alpha means and doesn't know why MK7 and SSB look different, yet claims to be an expert. This is fucking hilarious, lmao. :D
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  • Nikanoru 05/10/2014

    So it's using resources it shouldn't have is what you're saying, right? Well then it turns out that I'm right and you're wrong. When the same system works with everything else as intended and one game game doesn't work, it's the falw of the game, which was my point. Thank you.
    It works just fine silly, they just chose to move more system resources to the game because Nintendo is the platform holder and they can do that. Oh boo hoo it needs to reset when you quit, if more games could use more of the system by disabling certain OS features wouldn't you want them to? What if PS4 games could actually use the full 8 GB of memory, instead of the 5GB they're allowed because the OS takes up 3? Isn't it all about the games? No?

    Like I said I'm not even gonna comment further on your hilarious little thing you have going that they should've saved resourced by not showing all players, lmao. You can't argue your way out of that one. Dear god.

    Dripping with irony. You have literally no idea what you're talking about. I have a Bachelor's degree in game and simulation programming. You are a podunk 16 year old who runs their mouth because they think they know something about programming because they managed to change their homepage.
    HAHAHAHA oh jesus, you're either a big fat liar or that's the most worthless degree ever. Holy fucking shit man, you don't even know why there's a difference in character detail between MK7 and SSB. That is terrible. Get your money back!

    Doesn't make it any less wrong when you say it.
    Bullshit, mr. "alpha". ROFL.

    I'm sorry I was born a decade before you, Squirt. I want them to cut down so they could add controls to the game to improve gameplay.

    Gameplay should be a priority over graphics, obviously you feel differently.
    I'm getting the feeling you're fresh out of highschool the way you keep bringing age into this, "squirt". Anyway I love that you keep insisting on them not using transparency effects to gain performance, I hope you never try to bring that shit up if you ever apply for a job anywhere because nobody's gonna hire you, boy.
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  • Nikanoru 04/10/2014

    As improbable as it is, it's a more likely conclusion than what you're suggesting, which is the the game is so all hardware consuming that it simply can't afford the processing power to properly close. That's insane.
    And Miiverse doesn't work, don't forget. I'm fairly sure it's simply unloading a lot of things from memory that would usually be kept in memory with other games. Reloading that stuff back in after the game quits would require a reset. There's nothing complicated about it. The system also needs to reset after you use the System Settings app, which also changes things in the system.
    Nope. Not if they're the entire level away. It pulls the camera too far back to make anything decipherable and it's also taxing on the game which can lead to performance issues. If they're that high up or that far away from the player they are not going to affect the player.
    Hahahaha wow. I don't even want to comment on this any further. Just be glad this article is no longer on the front page or you'd get torn apart by Smash players. Losing sight of the other player in a 2D brawler? Give me a break, seriously?
    It still has to render those levels in 3D regardless of gameplay. Just because Mario can only move left to right doesn't mean his model is any less taxing on the system. BTW, you don't even know what "2.5D" actually means. 2.5D is the term for isometric games but you and other late 90s kiddies bastardized the term into the current misnomer because it's a term you had heard when you were still in diapers.
    You literally have no clue about game development at all, do you? Have you ever even heard about occlusion culling? Do you know why it's necessary? Do you know what video memory even is, and how it affects level size vs polygon density?

    And you damn well know what I mean with 2.5D which is what everyone means nowadays when they use it. Also I was playing simcity 1 in proper 2D when you were merely a tadpole, thank you very much (just to bring out another ridiculous hyperbole).
    I read it would drop frames when there's too much on screen. I haven't played it myself but I assume whichever reviews weren't lying.
    Then maybe you should. The demo is free. It has no noticeable performance issues whatsoever, at least not in singleplayer (or what little local multi I tried). Not even when there's 5 different explosions going on. The only issues people have reported are online-related.
    So no part of those screens have any transparencies in them at all? That's what you're saying? Wow. Just wow. Whatever it takes to win an argument. If you want effects, make the cel shading turn red when hit or pop little stars or some similar effect.
    There's additive transparency (look up what that means) but there sure as hell is no alpha, unless you're talking about the windows in the background which I doubt you were (and I think those are probably just polys anyway). Hey, you want to be pedantic about terms? I can be too. But unlike my usage of the term 2.5D which is widely used and acceptable today, your incorrect usage of the term alpha shows how little you actually know about game graphics.

    And I can't believe you want one of the biggest games of the year to not use something as basic as transparency effects. You might as well ask MS not to use shaders in the next Halo.
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  • Nikanoru 04/10/2014

    Wow I don't even know where to begin. First of all you seriously just suggested that the system reset is because it's buggy, and the developers of one of the biggest releases of the year did not know how to properly terminate an app, unlike every single no-name indie dev on the eshop. That's amazing all by itself.

    Then there's this:
    Like I originally said, why does the screen constantly try to pull all the way out during 4 player when you really only need to see one guy?
    Please don't tell me you mean you think seeing all 4 characters at all times during a match isn't necessary?

    And then there's your MK7 comparison. First of all MK7 is more low-poly because it's a fully 3D racing game with wide open 3d navigable environments as opposed to side-view 2.5D Smashbros that never leaves the same tiny stage. That should be self-evident. Second of all, when does Smash ever drop frames? Not even during the most intense explosion spectacles does the framerate drop below 60, at least not that I've noticed during gameplay.

    Lastly, "Look at all those alpha's".... I'm looking. Are you talking about the additive billboard effects that's most certainly an RGB texture with no alpha channel? And are you suggesting Smash should have no hit effects at all?

    No, you'll never be able to change my mind because frankly I think you haven't a clue what you're talking about.
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  • Nikanoru 03/10/2014

    @TPoppaPuff Yes, you can normally use it during a game. Similarly I've never seen a game that needs the system to reset on quitting. Whether you like to use Miiverse or not isn't relevant to the argument (I don't even use it myself).

    And this was never about the game being perfect, this is about the game taking up too many resources to spare the 5%, and your initial assertion about how "asinine" that was and they were just trying to sell systems.
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  • Nikanoru 03/10/2014

    @TPoppaPuff Maybe you should just stop typing and play the demo - you cannot use miiverse while it's running and the whole system needs to reset if you want to quit. So either there's some EXTREMELY shoddy programming there, below the level what even no-budget indies can manage... or it's proof that the game indeed uses all system resources to their fullest, and thus cannot spare the 5% needed for the circle pad pro.

    Of course I won't put it below you to argue the former... hmm.
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  • Nikanoru 02/10/2014

    @TPoppaPuff LOL it's not like Nintendo ever perfectly optimizes their games for their systems do they? It's not like that's their whole raison d'etre of being first party to their own hardware, is it? Nah they just make buggy, badly optimized games. The more you know. Reply -1
  • Nikanoru 02/10/2014

    @TPoppaPuff I feel sad for you that you think that bug has anything to do with engine optimization. :p

    Like I said, I'm sure you know best! Go teach that poor sod Sakurai a lesson.
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  • Nikanoru 01/10/2014

    Blaming the lack of CPP support on lack of CPU power is asinine. How much processing power does it take up? 1% max?
    Sakurai said about 5% which is significant if you're trying to optimize. But I'm sure you know better, as does every other jackoff in the comments.
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  • How a passion for Zelda is driving Dynasty Warriors to fresh audiences

  • Nikanoru 24/09/2014

    Mario Musou? Oh god that needs to be a real thing one day. Reply +6