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  • Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots review

  • Renato84 30/08/2015

    8/10 is what this game deserves. This is one of EG's triumphs over other blind and very famous gaming outlets there. Reply +4
  • Metal Gear Solid 3: From Russia with love

  • Renato84 30/08/2015

    Masterpiece. Reply 0
  • Can last-gen consoles handle Metal Gear Solid 5?

  • Renato84 29/08/2015


    MGS3: Snake Eater (and the excellent HD versions) is an idiosyncratic game that can be kind of lame in the first hours before you learn how to play it properly. I actually prefered the original top-down view once I got the hangs of it. Once you do, however, you will discover one of gaming's masterpieces. By the end, you will be shivering, maybe even crying. It's very powerful art and gameplay and the beginning of Phantom Pain's story arc.
    Reply +2
  • Renato84 29/08/2015


    Do you realise that neglecting the fact that the PS4 uses subsurface scattering for skin rendering while the XO does not makes DF incredibly vulnerable to vocal gaming tech freaks watch dogs around the internet?

    If you do not know what subsurface scattering is, go look around, it's actually a pretty nice rendering technique. Also, everyone who reads DF should already know it, it's DF's goddamn work, but I digress...
    Reply +1
  • Renato84 29/08/2015

    @Mustberger Honestly, I do believe the reason could be simply to try evening the fields between one struggling console and the other with a significantly better machine under the hood, equal price and which has been, for obvious reasons, selling much much better. Sony and the PS4 NEED a proper competitor, we all know that.

    As for the statement used as an exemple, its information could have been conveyed as a simple "The PS4 version uses subsurface scattering for skin rendering, while the Xbox One version does not."
    Reply +2
  • Renato84 29/08/2015

    "PS4 uses what appears to be a simplified form of subsurface scattering on character faces. By comparison, Xbox One presents its normal mapped details (scars, wrinkles) raw with no added filter - meaning light and shadow appear rougher by comparison. Meanwhile, Xbox One's textures are higher resolution than last-gen's."

    Typical journalism writing fog: to protect the compared one that needs protection, begin citing that a inferior version of the superior method is used on the not-protected, followed by emphasizing how the method used on the protected one is superior to all other versions below it.

    I do mean that DF protects the X1. I don't know why, nor do I care anymore, but I think people should be more aware of it.
    Reply -34
  • Digital Foundry: Hands-on with Metal Gear Solid 5

  • Renato84 28/08/2015

    With Witcher 3, Arkham Knight, Everybody's Gone to the Rapture, Until Dawn, MGS5 and more to come, no one will argue that this year we are finally seeing current-gen consoles becoming current-gen. This is 2007 in so many ways, and I'm very glad. Reply +1
  • Forza Motorsport 6: a list of all 460 cars

  • Renato84 27/08/2015

    @PixelJumper Great times for driving fans indeed.

    I remember when Super Monaco GP was the best thing there was. I'd rather live today.
    Reply 0
  • Renato84 27/08/2015

    Getting negged to hell in three, two, one:

    Adding more cars is the least one can expect from the FIFA of racing games and that number has already been surpassed by Gran Turismo many years ago, not that it matters much by the way.

    For a truly mind-blowing racing experience, try Assetto Corsa with a proper wheel and a good PC. All it needs is a Ferrari 458 to render everything else obsolete.
    Reply -28
  • AMD's new R9 Nano - the ultimate GPU for small form-factor PCs?

  • Renato84 27/08/2015

    Nvidia developed the groundbreaking technology behind the Maxwell cards and caused a huge impact in the whole industry with a strong push via the 900 cards, enjoying huge profits with it.

    AMD, on the other hand, developed groundbreaking RAM technology with its HBM but caused close to zero impact in the industry, since neither Fury nor Fury X have a particularly strong appeal at their price ranges and time of release. AMD is its own worst enemy, it's begging for stronger directors.
    Reply 0
  • PlayStation Plus' free September offerings revealed

  • Renato84 24/08/2015


    Oh my God, you're confusing Gone Home with Grow Home.

    Both games are pretty great in their very own ways. Your comment was pathetic.
    Reply -2
  • Trine 3 dev says "future of the series is now in question"

  • Renato84 24/08/2015


    FIFA and CoD are played for hundreds of hours by a percentage of its purchasers, which could give them the right to say that each yearly installment might be a lot of value.

    So it's not a lot of work for huge amounts of money every year, non-stop. Not surprising then, that these types of games are dominated by the most predatorial publishers out there.

    I'm not criticizing them, it's just a statement from an old-time videogames lover who can't stand more than 15 minutes of these recycled to death FPS and sports games.
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  • Batman: Arkham Knight to get The Dark Knight Batmobile

  • Renato84 18/08/2015

    Treating PC like dirt because "piracy', turning your best franchises into generic action/shooter Hollywood wannabes, making tens of silly micro-dlc... Warner executives must have skipped many years of news about failure and rise of business models in the gaming industry. They're completely outdated and sufdering for it. Reply -3
  • Ashes of the Singularity: the first DX12 gaming benchmark tested

  • Renato84 17/08/2015

    I have a gtx 970 and I have to say: nVidia is getting more and more arrogant these last years...

    Before the 970 I had a Radeon 7950 which always worked pretty fine, up to the moment I sold it for a good price.
    Reply +4
  • Why I will never call video games a hobby

  • Renato84 15/08/2015

    I usually fail completely to attach to games that never wanted to be "meaningful", even if I try hard to.

    Witcher 3, GTA V, The Last of Us or MGS will beat hands down DA: Inquisition, Arkham Knight, Uncharted or Splinter Cell any time of the year in my head.
    Reply -9
  • Renato84 15/08/2015

    Oh my god, so this means for sure that we already had the Citizen Kane of games and we don't know which one it was exactly. It urges for a scientific investigation on the matter, now! Reply +10
  • The Witcher 3 patch 1.08 boosts console performance

  • Renato84 12/08/2015 has got the video that you need. Reply 0
  • Assassin's Creed Syndicate's Evie can become invisible

  • Renato84 07/08/2015

    Does it also force you to play third person tank shooter with the horse-mobile during half of the game? Reply +1
  • Fallout 4 won't have a level cap

  • Renato84 06/08/2015

    And I fear for the worst...

    Have you thought that if Bethesda made an endgame where you could spend your money on items, accessories, whatever you think of, even in-game money, their profits could go way up?

    Just want them to know that we are watching...
    Reply -17
  • Intel Skylake: Core i5 6600K review

  • Renato84 06/08/2015

    " combination with a new motherboard, you'll also need new DDR4 RAM, which won't be cheap for some time yet."


    My God, Digital Foundry, that's a huge horrible mistake. Skylake IS compatible to LPDDR3, and there are many tests out there showing the difference is less than 5% or none at all compared to DDR4.
    Reply +1
  • Renato84 06/08/2015

    The only plausible reason why there's no comparison to an overclocked i5 2500K (which I and many people still use) is them wanting the desktop industry to be pushed forward... I doubt it canīt handle any game at 60fps or more when OC'ed to 4ghz (not hard to achieve at all). Reply 0
  • In Mafia 3 you play a Vietnam veteran in 1968 New Orleans

  • Renato84 05/08/2015

    I hope this is not a True Detective Season 2, as in being a spiritual successor to a unique fantastic work, only this time it sucks. Reply 0
  • New article on Konami paints a bleak picture

  • Renato84 03/08/2015

    If cocaine was legal, these execs would rush to the cocaine business in the blink of an eye, for margins are way higher than the harsh and unrewarding videogame business.

    I mean that these cheap games based on compulsion loops and infinite money charging should be regulated somehow! They are bad stuff for everyone but a few execs, including the brain-damaged customers and the industry employees.

    Cocaine will always be an infinitely better business than making Metal Gear games, which have been made out of someone's passions instead of rigid business goals by the way. It's as simple as that, and I find it bizarre that we just watch and accept as everyone turns into selling and using industrial digital cocaine.
    Reply +10
  • Renato84 03/08/2015

    Metal Gear: Dragon Hero Wars confirmed for iOS, Android and Windows Store, for the amazing price of free! Great, now go get it soldier! Reply +20
  • Face-Off: World of Tanks

  • Renato84 01/08/2015

    In DF articles, the difference that 1080p makes is dependant on a lot of things it seems, maybe it can be described as a very complex mathematical equation, but I do know that the actual impact on the resulting graphics quality will not predict what DF will think of 1080p in its articles, not by far. Reply +1
  • Sony will let Plus members vote on the PS4 Instant Game Collection

  • Renato84 01/08/2015


    Of course I think most Steam users (myself included) would be severely skeptical of a Steam subscription for benefits that would NOT involve restricting online play for non-payers. I believe this idea alone could threaten Steam's popularity, which is invaluable for them and probably the reason they never even discuss it. I was merely bringing the matter for us fellow gamers at EG to think about.

    About the overall "evilness" of gaming platform subscriptions, I'm pretty sure the great "Never Alone" got a boost to its profits by being offered at PS Plus after its initial market saturation.
    Reply +4
  • Renato84 01/08/2015

    I was thinking about Steam now and, oh my God... imagine a Steam Plus subscription where people would pay less than MS and Sony's offerings, something like 2,99 dollars a month, and get things like some special discounts and free Indie games (still maintaining online features available to all, obviously). I wonder what Gabe's wealth would look like after that. Reply -5
  • Renato84 01/08/2015

    This is nice and smart, the kind of thing that surprises me when it comes from anyone in this industry but Steam, which has been doing incredibly nice and smart things on PC for years now. Reply +7
  • Nvidia Shield tablet recall due to "fire hazard"

  • Renato84 31/07/2015


    See the articles:
    "Nvidia Geforce GTX 970 Specs Updated: Only 56 ROPs and Less than 2MB L2 Cache"


    "Nvidia Admits to Error in GTX 970 Specs and Memory Performance Problems: Company blames a "misunderstanding" for incorrect GTX 970 specs; games that use over 3.5GB of VRAM see performance drop."

    It means they blatantly LIED to every PC customer out there about something as subtle as the card having 3,5Gb instead of 4Gb.

    Be a good customer and punish them, please, for the sake of us all. I know I didnīt when I bought an MSI 970...
    Reply -2
  • Renato84 31/07/2015

    @Ramza Nvidia has its hands and its signature all over Arkham Knight PC, seen more clearly at all those GameWorks features under settings. The same can be said for AC Unity actually, but at the time people didnīt point to Nvidia since Ubisoft is (deservingly) a very easy target. Reply -15
  • Renato84 31/07/2015

    First the 970 scandal (which is the gpu I own), then Arkham Knight, then this... I believe Nvidia has some very agressive capitalist management in its highest echelons... Reply -13
  • Capcom wants your "honest and frank" opinion about the Resident Evil 2 fan remake

  • Renato84 30/07/2015

    RE4's charm and gameplay quality came from a team that worked hard to make the game they dreamed of playing at the time.

    You don't make the next RE big hit squarely pushing fan demands and market driven checklists down a dev team's throat, no matter how talented that team is.
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  • PlayStation 4's stunning sales success continues

  • Renato84 30/07/2015

    What do you say to the God of death?

    Not today.
    Reply +7
  • The gamer's guide to the Windows 10 launch

  • Renato84 29/07/2015

    "... as Microsoft has recently confirmed that the option to revert to your previous Windows installation will only be available for one month after you've made the upgrade to Windows 10."

    That worries me... and it feels like for every seemingly pro-customer move MS makes, even after toxic people get fired, there is always at least one other move they will make to ensure customers get f***ed.
    Reply -20
  • Armello release date set for September on PC and PS4

  • Renato84 28/07/2015


    We are single-player whales. We will gladly pay 85 dollars for a hundred hours of fun with Witcher 3 and its genuine expansions.

    We won't, however, spend a single penny on "connected experiences we can share with friends" nor on small packs of meaningless colorful stuff made for paying cheaters to use in those connected experiences.
    Reply -5
  • CoD: Advanced Warfare's final DLC due next week on Xbox Live

  • Renato84 28/07/2015

    What is CoD? Reply -3
  • The Witcher 3 is getting a New Game Plus mode

  • Renato84 27/07/2015

    This game is such a huge success, in virtually every aspect possible. Reply +21
  • Rise of the Tomb Raider hits PS4 "holiday 2016"

  • Renato84 23/07/2015

    I don't mind the exclusivity thing much, I usually play my games properly reviewed and patched months after release anyway.

    What baffles me is the 360 release. Was it really needed? How much better could the game design and scope on the XO be without a last-gen version holding it back?
    Reply +7
  • MGS5: Ground Zeroes Easter egg suggests Kojima predicted his fallout with Konami

  • Renato84 21/07/2015

    Ha, I had seen those already, I definitely had my fix with Ground Zeroes.

    The "erased all the markings" ingenious thing didn't ring a bell (had no clue at the time, obviously), but Kojima saying "thank you for all your support" with his jap accent was unforgettable and still totally vivid in my memories.

    I'm so ready for The Phantom Pain.
    Reply 0
  • Watch nearly an hour of Assassin's Creed Syndicate

  • Renato84 19/07/2015

    "This is also an early alpha build, so it's a little buggy."

    For an AC iteration video preview article, there is tremendous irony in that line.
    Reply +2
  • Should you install The Witcher 3 patch 1.07?

  • Renato84 18/07/2015

    @peterfll I see your point, but things aren't that simple...

    These fantastic games we play, they are born from a vision, from strong original ideas, which are then put inside a SCOPE.

    Most of the greatest ones are indeed the product of an original awesome scope that had to be cut down, and that was even more awesome on paper before it was cut. I'm sure Witcher 3, GTA V and Skyrim fit this description. Cutting down is damn hard when you love what you're making, but everyone has to do it.

    Guess 2 publishers that will always give a FU to the original scope first, so that they never ever disrespect a given budget or hardware boundaries? Last decade's EA and Activision, and none of their games interest me.
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  • Meet the man cleaning up after the Godus disaster

  • Renato84 17/07/2015

    "... a port of a middling free-to-download mobile game."

    Well chosen words.
    Reply +3
  • Prototype's HD Biohazard Bundle is a big disappointment

  • Renato84 17/07/2015

    It's Activision, they know the truth, the data told them. This was the best thing for the company, don't be fools, have faith on them and on the data that drive us all. Reply +1
  • Batman: Arkham Knight PC will stay broken until this autumn - report

  • Renato84 16/07/2015

    So many times we had PC games released months after the console release. Why Nvidia and Warner didn't do it this time is a mystery... Reply -4
  • Renato84 16/07/2015

    So many times we had PC games released months after the console release. Why Nvidia and Warner didn't do it this time is a mystery... Reply 0
  • Uncharted 4 pushes PS4 tech to the next level

  • Renato84 16/07/2015

    Honestly, one would have to be too cynic to call Witcher 3, Project Cars, The Order: 1886 and Arkham Knight on PS4 "last-gen". Reply +12
  • The murky genius of Fallout: New Vegas

  • Renato84 12/07/2015

    Bethesda's take on Fallout was great, even if it was no masterpiece and definitely lacked a genuine Fallout spirit. Obsidian's Fallout, on the other hand, was a brilliant RPG that felt as much Fallout as Fallout 2 (which is an awesome thing). Reply +2
  • Performance Analysis: F1 2015

  • Renato84 11/07/2015

    1080 lines should be great news for XO players.

    I've watched a lot of footage from Arkham Knight running on PS4 and XO. The shimmering, scenery blurring and pixel crawling from Xbox's upscaled 900p are more than a mere slight distraction.
    Reply +3
  • The latest Witcher 3 patch is... 1.07

  • Renato84 10/07/2015

    Witcher 3 is making us love Red Dead Redemption's jaw dropping horses all over again. Reply +2
  • Renato84 06/07/2015

    This game gets better and better. I prohibited myself from playing more than just screwing around White Orchard until it looks perfect (ie. horse stutter fixed, better inventory, stash, etc) and I suspect I will have my feast soon. Reply +5