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  • Don't call it a comeback: Xbox One's first year

  • Psiloc 22/11/2014

    A massive turnaround for sure, but I hope for their sake they haven't run out of ideas. Sony clawed back and eventually overtook MS's lead last time thanks to an undeniable string of quality exclusives, which can and will work again this gen. But MS's previous talent, being the third party machine of choice, has completely evaporated and in most cases they're actually worse than their competitor. An aspect of the Tomb Raider thing the article overlooked is that it was taken as a sign that MS didn't have anything left in the oven and was going to throw money at third parties for last minute exclusivity.

    It's doubtful they've truly run out of real exclusives but they need to be on fire with them for the foreseeable future or it's going to be hard to convince people to bite long term.

    Good luck to them anyway.
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  • GTA 5's next-gen grass compared

  • Psiloc 19/11/2014

    So it's the same as RDR, PS3 GPU had a lower fillrate.
    Quite, I thought the same thing when all this came out. However RDR PS3 had missing foliage, a lower framerate AND a sub-HD resolution, I know this because it's the version I had to use.

    I would take this kind of disparity over the early-days PS3/360 differences any day.
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  • Far Cry 4 PC users accidentally reveal they pirated the game

  • Psiloc 19/11/2014

    @Peterski The tweet in question was actually sent to TotalBiscuit, the sender is definitely not playing a preview copy. Reply +1
  • Psiloc 19/11/2014

    Ugh, that "Oh Good Lord" comment. You've got to be a special kind of prick to have such a sanctimonious attitude about something you stole. Reply +182
  • Final Fantasy 14: A Realm Reborn hit by DDOS attack

  • Psiloc 19/11/2014

    Cue a thousand negative comments about Square's server security, completely oblivious to what a DDoS attack actually is. Reply +21
  • Assassins Creed Unity's creepy "no face" bug fixed

  • Psiloc 19/11/2014

    My only question leading on from that is what did you do back in the bad old days of the Dreamcast, Xbox, Ps2 and Gamecube where you didn't have the luxury of a post release patch?
    That can be explained by the fact that firmware changed far less frequently if ever on older consoles. If they did change such as with a model revision the manufacturer themselves would take great pains to ensure compatibility with older titles.

    Not defending day one patches per se, but I think that's the answer to your question.
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  • Psiloc 19/11/2014

    @LordDemigod Holy shit. I'm fairly sure you've just managed to explain day one patches in a way that makes some actual sense. Reply +22
  • Face-Off: Assassin's Creed Unity

  • Psiloc 18/11/2014

    @Psiloc Hate it? Don't fucking play it.
    And here I was thinking "I hate this game, I better go play it".
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  • Psiloc 17/11/2014

    Fuck this game. Reply +231
  • Atari ET game landfill spoils fetch $37,000 on eBay

  • Psiloc 17/11/2014

    Funds raised from the auction will go towards the cost of the initial excavation - some $50k. Presumably sales of the remaining 700 cartridges will make up the difference.
    Oh. I assumed Microsoft had paid for the excavation?
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  • Ubisoft details third major Assassin's Creed: Unity patch

  • Psiloc 17/11/2014

    Ubisoft has faced intense criticism from fans over the release quality of Assassin's Creed: Unity since it launched last week.
    Broken record here but it was literally your actual jobs, as critics, to be doing this for us. What's the point of you any more if we now do all the criticism ourselves after we've bought the product on your good word and found it to be literally unfinished?

    It's like if film critics gave four out of five stars to a rough cut of something with missing CGI, placeholder storyboards, and scenes of the cast rehearsing with the script in their hands.
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  • PlayStation TV review

  • Psiloc 16/11/2014

    @Caribou No, you can't use "RAM" to mean "non-volatile RAM" so he's still wrong. RAM is volatile and NVRAM by definition isn't, that's the entire difference that everyone is referring to (whether they used the actual terms or not). Reply +4
  • Psiloc 16/11/2014

    @Asintador Fair points, I think essentially I disagree with the review on what constitutes value for money. The way I see it 85 for a consolised Vita is good value, whereas the review makes it out to be poor value because it doesn't have Netflix et al and only supports Sony's premium media services. Like I say I can see the problem as Sony called it "PlayStation TV" for a start which immediately creates comparisons to Apple TV and Now TV etc. and looks expensive as a result. "Vita TV" on the other hand sounds like a Vita you play on your TV.

    I dunno, for me this review was pretty far off the mark talking about Now TV, second hand PS3s and Windows tablets as they don't even try to accomplish what a PSTV is built for. You want to play Vita games on your TV and stream PS4 gameplay around the house? I'd say a PSTV is a better fit than Now TV or a Windows 8 tablet, even if those things are cheaper. This is on top of the technical errors too as others have pointed out, the reviewer demonstrated three times in a row he doesn't quite understand what RAM is. I just don't get the impression he was very well informed, though of course these things are opinion pieces and he's entitled to his. I just disagree.
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  • Psiloc 16/11/2014

    I understand this is reviewed as a counterpoint to its marketing as a streaming device, what with its slim flash memory and extortionate store prices, but as a non-portable home console version of Vita (using the official cartridges rather than the store) that can also placeshift your PS4, 85 isn't too bad is it? Netflix would be nice for sure but does it really influence console purchases?

    I think Sony screwed up when the removed "Vita" from the western name. People seem to be looking at it as an overpriced Now TV alike instead of a pretty cheap little console.

    One last thing, I don't particularly see the relevance of the "it's almost as expensive as a second-hand PS3 or Windows tablet" comment, since (rather obviously) neither of them play Vita games or stream PS4 gameplay, the two things you'd want a PSTV for.

    Does anyone know if this can remote play a PS3 by the way? I've got a friend who's interested in one.
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  • Who needs games: PlayStation 4's first year

  • Psiloc 15/11/2014

    @Darksjeik On a technical level it's the X1 whose colours are wrong - they are TOO saturated. If you've calibrated your TV to the X1 the PS4 looks washed out because it's outputting colours correctly.

    Calibrate your TV to your PS4.
    Reply +17
  • Far Cry 4 review

  • Psiloc 14/11/2014

    @vert1go Careful, I don't think the "better than Halo" meme is well understood by these young 'uns. Reply +1
  • Psiloc 14/11/2014

    Not quite as good as Halo then?

    EDIT: Pff, it's an obscure reference I admit. The old guard might get it. Rest assured, I'm being flippant.
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  • Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare outsells COD: Ghosts in UK

  • Psiloc 10/11/2014

    Is it due to "copyright" (if you like) of the charts that means you can't reprint them here? If so can you not just link us to where we can see them, with an explanation?

    On the other hand if there is no legal or technical reason, then seriously. I want to see how Bayonetta is doing.
    Reply +6
  • Which PS4 games block Share Play?

  • Psiloc 07/11/2014

    Activision's line for blocking Share Play is just insulting. Reply +13
  • Face-Off: Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare

  • Psiloc 07/11/2014

    I don't see why they don't enable the dynamic framebuffer on the PS4 version too. You'd barely notice it making up those few frames in campaign mode.

    EDIT: Actually after re-reading this:

    But after sampling as many static shots we could find, we've yet to encounter any horizontal pixel-counts in between 1360 and 1920
    Then I'm glad they didn't. Dropping all the way to 1360 under load seems a bit all-or-nothing.
    Reply +27
  • Halo: The Master Chief Collection's massive day one update shrinks to 15GB

  • Psiloc 06/11/2014

    Ha-ha. My CPU costs way more than his elite console. Peasant.
    Remember this the next time you claim PC gaming is cheaper because the games cost 10 less.
    Reply +12
  • Super bank breakers

  • Psiloc 02/11/2014

    The only valuable game I have that is still my personal original copy is MGS The Twin Snakes. The legalities preventing a rerelease have meant that the game has never really sold below its RRP, and is now actually going higher than that at about the 50 mark.

    As for bargains, I scored a complete in box PAL Sega 32x for 40. They're worth about 200 I think on eBay. What's interesting about that is that the Americans see the 32x as a piece of shit that's worth 10 tops since their region is where all the stock went.
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  • Psiloc 02/11/2014

    Nothing compared to MrTomFTW's story, but I once traded in a complete copy of Tombi for 2 >.<

    Rarest game I own is Snatcher on the Mega CD. I own it because I wanted to play a cracking game though (which I did, to completion). Collecting crazy expensive games for the sake of it goes over my head a little bit, though if you're lucky some can prove to be good investments.
    Reply +2
  • Death to the mini-map

  • Psiloc 01/11/2014

    freshly minted Fiesta complete with a whopping three cylinder, 1.0 engine complemented by Ford's EcoBoost turbo technology
    My car! No road tax FTW.

    An important point about all this is that Sega have that patent on the simple concept of a floating arrow telling you where to go, and they have successfully sued on the strength of it too. I dunno how many options you have left after that other than letting the player get completely and utterly lost.
    Reply +6
  • PlayStation 4 sales help Sony's game division to profit

  • Psiloc 31/10/2014

    I'm glad I picked a winner as it bodes well for the future, but I could really do with some games I want to play in the near term. My Wii U, which lets face it I bought on a whim, has seen much, much, much more play time. Reply +17
  • Project Spark is pulling in two directions at once

  • Psiloc 31/10/2014

    @RedSparrows Changed it to "pack" as you were writing that. It's still damn close to the price of a full game and "starter" pack suggests there's going to be several. Reply +3
  • Psiloc 31/10/2014

    I don't understand the hatred of the F2P model. For starters you get a chunk of it for nothing. You then get to choose what you want to pay for, rather than paying for everything, regardless of whether you want it, which is essentially what happens with a retail release.
    But a full retail release only costs a little bit more than what this game charges for a single new pack (31.99) of which there's undoubtedly going to be several. Surely that's the problem.
    Reply +11
  • GTA: San Andreas HD on Xbox 360 is a mobile port

  • Psiloc 30/10/2014

    However, [the PS2 version] also has its own sunny bloom effect not found in any of the other versions we tested.
    Even if the other versions were perfect, I would still really miss this.
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  • What's new in PlayStation 4's firmware update 2.0?

  • Psiloc 28/10/2014

    @theone2014 Nice misquote, bless you :) Reply 0
  • Psiloc 28/10/2014

    "Suddenly 720p is fine now,PS4 owners never seize to amaze me."

    720p compressed for internet streaming vs. 720p native because that's the best your console hardware can do. If you can't see the big difference here then Jesus Christ.

    You also mean "cease", by the way.
    Reply +17
  • Wii U exclusive Bayonetta 2 enters UK chart in seventh

  • Psiloc 27/10/2014

    @PSfourskin Just to throw it out there, I'm a Wii U owner who agrees with you on the Game Pad. If I could have bought a SKU without it I would have.

    It's very nice but "optional" sums it up quite well IMO. So far of the few games that demand you use it even fewer absolutely could not work with a normal controller.
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  • Dev behind Paranautical Activity Steam storm resigns, apologises

  • Psiloc 22/10/2014

    He's getting what he deserves IMO. In a way I'm quite pleased that the gamer community is getting to see the consequences of being a dick on social media. Reply +28
  • Two discs "wasn't practical" for Halo: Master Chief Collection

  • Psiloc 20/10/2014

    For someone who's not going to blow smoke he's sure blowing a fuck load of smoke. Reply +139
  • DriveClub review

  • Psiloc 07/10/2014

    Ouch... I suppose the reason for the long delay is now apparent. Reply +57
  • Ubisoft defends Assassin's Creed: Unity graphics lock for parity on PS4, Xbox One

  • Psiloc 07/10/2014

    At no point did we decide to reduce the ambitions of any SKU.
    Am I an idiot or is that just a flat out lie then? Seems to me that deciding on 1:1 platform parity in spite of one of the platforms being capable of more is reducing the ambitions of a SKU? Unless they're implying this is all an unfortunate accident and no decision was actually ever made...?

    By the way, I know it's far from confirmed but MS politicking their way towards platform parity is a theory I had some time ago in the forums and a certain mod called me a fucking moron :P
    Reply +58
  • Oddworld: New 'n' Tasty gets old school controls

  • Psiloc 01/10/2014

    @zepekit He was describing the cheap animation of which the door thing was an example. Reply 0
  • Psiloc 01/10/2014

    Excellent, I also had this complaint about the remake. Nice surprise. Reply +2
  • Woman sets Guinness World Record for largest Silent Hill collection

  • Psiloc 20/09/2014

    If we're judging peoples hobbies, being a negative depressing kill joy on the Internet is pretty much the saddest one I can think of. Reply +9
  • Shinra Technologies is Square Enix's cloud gaming company

  • Psiloc 19/09/2014

    @wyp100 By coincidence I happen to be replaying it at the moment (about to arrive at Junon). It's still glorious. Reply 0
  • Psiloc 19/09/2014

    I think Gya ha ha and Kya ha ha are up to something... Reply +13
  • Psiloc 19/09/2014

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  • Final Fantasy 13 series is coming to PC

  • Psiloc 18/09/2014

    I wish I'd only paid 10.99 for it. Reply +5
  • Sony website mentions Resident Evil Revelations 2 for Vita

  • Psiloc 16/09/2014

    If FFXV turns out any good it will be a miracle. If the modern Square Enix churns out FFXIII on a good day then what the fuck is a troubled development like FFXV going to look like? Reply +17
  • US Xbox One sales rise but PlayStation 4 still top

  • Psiloc 12/09/2014

    @sanctusmortis You bloody dope ;-) when they release a new console revision they miniaturise the components not just the case. The launch PS3 was filled to the brim with stuff too. Reply +2
  • Wii U exclusive Fatal Frame 5 shows off clever GamePad controls

  • Psiloc 10/09/2014

    @erp Indeed, as much as I hate the word "selfie", I hate people who think it just means "photo" even more.

    Pictured: not a self-portrait, I hope.
    Reply +31
  • Editor's blog: About the Destiny review

  • Psiloc 08/09/2014

    @jabberwocky You've missed the point completely. Bungie are actually being the good guys here and saying that the "3 journos at a time" route won't resemble the final game experience in the slightest in terms of lag, matchmaking, and in this case gameplay.

    If it were a less respectable publisher, and a less respectable gaming publication, they'd have gone and reviewed a heavily controlled version with a couple of people in a sealed room and enjoyed their ill-gotten 9/10.

    Why am I suddenly thinking about EA and IGN?
    Reply +12
  • Lindsay Lohan sued Rockstar for attention, Grand Theft Auto 5 dev says

  • Psiloc 27/08/2014

    It's pretty funny that she immediately associated that character with herself. I mean it's not like the character says something like "I was in a film called 'Unpleasant Females'" or "I starred in a film about a car called 'Derbie'". The whole point of the character is that there's absolutely nothing to her other than being a famous simpleton, for Lohan to sue because she thinks the character is a rip off is just too brilliant. Reply +75
  • Sony to offer free games, PS Plus subs in $15m PSN hack settlement

  • Psiloc 24/07/2014

    @kinky_mong You should play Wipeout HD immediately. Reply +4
  • The Last of Us: Remastered's photo mode coming in day one patch

  • Psiloc 21/07/2014

    Retail game requires a 50GB download.
    You mean 50GB install.
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  • Microsoft's PR blunders caused Sony to re-write E3 PlayStation 4 script

  • Psiloc 09/07/2014

    "Sony's policies did not change at any time, House stressed" - and frankly if you believe that for even a second you are insane.

    Given that several key policies of Micrsoft's DRM talk had been formed on the back of Sony having begun patenting the exact same thing.
    Patents should never be taken as proof of intent - in this case I personally think there's an argument for that patent being a very successful bluff to MS, or an attempt to keep this 'more friendly' version of DRM technology away from them.

    Not saying you're wrong, but using that patent as a way of dismissing this as an insane lie is a bit daft.
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