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  • Activision indefinitely postpones Xbox One version of The Amazing Spider-Man 2

  • Ryze 18/04/2014

    Don't know if it's been mentioned, but it's likely another game that will run at 1080p on the PS4, but MS are throwing a fit because the XO version runs like shite at 1080p, so they're going for 720p or 900p. MS want he resolution to match the PS4, so will likely want Acti to gimp the PS4 version ala ACIV and Call of Duty. Reply +2
  • Is that a re-designed PS4? No, it's Sony's 4K Media Player

  • Ryze 17/04/2014


    I'm pretty sure Sky will do a channel in the next 5 years, but they're still broadcasting a 3D channel.

    HEVC is the key.
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  • These are the most popular games on Steam - report

  • Ryze 17/04/2014

    If I walked into an Arcade, there would be many games that I'd only seldom have a pop at, and maybe only in the distant future.

    This is the same. I'll play them 'whenever'. The other platforms have these titles, but they make no money due to being overpriced, not downloadable, or not appearing in bundles. That's WORSE for everyone.

    Steam is amazing, at least for now... the Steam OS and Steam Box initiatives are only going to make our libraries more conveniently accessible.
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  • See how Road Redemption is shaping up in new video

  • Ryze 12/04/2014

    I still play the PC and Saturn versions of 3DO Road Rash, and I'm satisfied.

    Not too sure about this.
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  • OnLive's CloudLift subscription price cut to 5 a month

  • Ryze 11/04/2014

    Gutted for these guys, but what did they really expect? Did anyone REALLY THINK that us gamers would have begun buying games using Onlive, instead of on our consoles?

    Where was the benefit, ever?

    They really needed to tie up with youview, virgin or sky and get this running on set top boxes already in people's living rooms. Then they'd need the right games, but in a world of tablets and phones, why would anyone tie up the tv to play casual crap anyway? Oh well...

    It's even a gamble with ps3 games, as many of them will be broken due to lag, and ruined in terms of image quality.

    Gutted for Onlive, but some things are just a bad idea. At least they actually HAD a legitimate and working service. Phantom and Gizmondo were terrible in their time, despite showing promise and ridiculous hype!
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  • Sega lays off a "limited number" of employees in London

  • Ryze 10/04/2014

    "This will not affect Sonic Boom development."
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  • The Last of Us: Remastered for PS4 revealed

  • Ryze 09/04/2014

    Once Journey makes it across (and hopefully GTA 5), I can grab a PS4 without being unhappy about not having a working PS3 right now.

    Don't remind me of any other gems...
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  • Performance analysis: Titanfall on Xbox 360

  • Ryze 09/04/2014


    The difference is MULTIPLAYER.



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  • Bruce Lee is in the new UFC game

  • Ryze 07/04/2014


    I'm starting to want a PS4 sooner rather than later, all of a sudden!
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  • The numbers game

  • Ryze 06/04/2014

    Some games just need to be played, despite their score - just like some movies need to be watched, despite their score.

    I'm sure that the original Outrun is a 6/10 on many scales. It's not exactly a deep storyline, but what was back then?

    It's a high 9 for me, and always will be. Same for so many other games.

    I remember when Skitchin' appeared. It wasn't highly rated in comparison to Road Rash, but after playing it, I knew that it was exactly what I wanted to play, and was an absolutely fantastic, fresh Road Rash spinoff - technically excellent - using sprite scaling on a system that's not meant to be able to 'do it', while there was never a SNES version of either game.

    Daytona USA (Arcade) - Pisses all over the shite that is Ridge Racer. Virtua Racing - Pisses all over Drivers Eyes.

    9/10 (TechRyze)

    *HINT* Put your NAME next to the score, and possibly leave two or more reviewers' scores for each game.

    I learned who to ignore in Mean Machines Sega, because Steve Merritt was a bit of a cock.
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  • Wii U version of Batman: Arkham Origins Blackgate delayed

  • Ryze 02/04/2014

    Make it download only, apart from a limited edition retail collector's disc. Reply 0
  • Ouya to remove free trial requirement in April

  • Ryze 25/03/2014

    I wonder if it'll ever get GTA?

    Rockstar don't do GTA demos, but there are four GTA games that could make it to Ouya if they play their cards right.
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  • Wii Sports Club updated with Sports Resort levels

  • Ryze 21/03/2014

    The Wii U is SAVED! Reply +1
  • Shenmue once featured cats that walk on two legs

  • Ryze 21/03/2014

    Not afraid to say that I'm in love with Yu Suzuki's work. Reply 0
  • Sony announces Project Morpheus virtual reality headset for PlayStation 4

  • Ryze 19/03/2014

    Playstation Move is STILL missing directional controls, and I guess that Sony probably has thousands of them sat in a warehouse somewhere.

    It really needs the analogue stick from the Nav Controller adding to it.

    Without that, it's compromised, and I'm not sure if I'd invest in this until it's a couple of years in at least.

    Sony haven't even made the Move work properly with a web browser yet. Half-baked tech.

    Funny how it needs the Camera to work, as well - as they probably ave tonnes of those in a warehouse, too - considering it was going to be a bundled peripheral until a year ago.

    I'll keep an eye on this, but it's Oculus that interests me. Oculus, Steam and Indie developers. The perfect trinity for VR fun.
    Reply +1
  • And the fifth and final new character for Ultra Street Fighter 4 is...

  • Ryze 18/03/2014

    No Haggar? Odd. Reply 0
  • Sega Humble Bundle includes Company of Heroes and Rome: Total War

  • Ryze 13/03/2014

    Nice. I'll have this just for typing and Mega Drive collection! Reply +1
  • Finding someone to thank for the good stuff

  • Ryze 01/03/2014

    I love this, and I've not even read more than a paragraph of the article beyond a scan read yet.

    Wonderful - and I'm now off to play Burnout 3 on my 360, THANKING the geniuses at Criterion for consistent technical excellence and marvellous gameplay.

    We ought to make a list of who we should thank, and for what.


    Yu Suzuki
    Yuji Naka


    /Burnout 3 time!


    Reply +3
  • When will we see a gay protagonist in a triple-A game?

  • Ryze 01/03/2014


    Gays, blacks, women, transgender, mentally ill, autistic, disabled, south asians, hispanics - all of these 'Eurocentrically minority' groups all make games already. Look at the main fella at Ready at Dawn, or the lady who worked on Assassin's Creed, for two quick examples.

    They simply can't make decisions that will cause their games to unnecessarily flop due to 'the mainstream', or ignorant, closed-minded people.

    It takes mavericks who can afford to do this without the same risks.

    But yes - your point stands. The app store and indie games could open doors.

    Crowdfunding - not so much, as the crowd may choose not to fund a seemingly politically motivated character choice.

    I've absolutely no reason to fund a 'game with a gay/South Asian girl in a starring role', but I will definitely fund 'a fantastic game, which happens to star a gay / south Asian girl.'

    That's the difference.
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  • Ryze 01/03/2014

    I reckon they should put a gay character in the next Left 4 Dead game, or something like that with multiple, selectable characters.

    A gay character in a fighting game would work really well - as would a south Asian character who's not Dhalsim.

    Like the Mohinder character in Heroes, I reckon that could work really well. Gordon Freeman has shown that quirky, non-cliche characters can really work well in games.

    A black guy who's not a meathead would be nice too. Dudley is already there, if He's even meant to be black and not just heavily tanned. He looks ambiguous in some artwork - which doesn't really matter at all anyway. That's absolutely fine.

    To the straight, white, whiny men complaining about this stuff - fuck off, eat a dick, and check your privilege.

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  • Blockbuster back from the dead

  • Ryze 28/02/2014

    Zombie. Reply -1
  • Nintendo terminating Wii and DS online services

  • Ryze 27/02/2014

    Another reason not to bother rushing to get a Wii U.

    Well done, Nintendo. I'll get one from the bargain bins, pre-owned in a few years!
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  • Ryze 27/02/2014

    Idiots are cutting loose a quarter billion potential online customers including myself.

    Imagine if Apple suddenly turned off the App Store or iTunes for 250 million users.

    Nintendo are DINOSAURS.

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  • How hackers reinvented Street Fighter 2

  • Ryze 21/02/2014

    Tiger--FLAME. Reply 0
  • Next-Gen Face-Off: Rayman Legends

  • Ryze 20/02/2014

    Got to say that I love BOTH next gen controllers. Bravo to both Sony and MS for evolving their controllers' strengths for the new consoles.

    Fantastic stuff. The Wii pad thing's not bad either, but the screen's cheap and the triggers are digital. 5/10
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  • Hands-on with the Steam in-home streaming beta

  • Ryze 15/02/2014

    This sounds fantastic anyway. Second only to what Nintendo have managed to deliver with the Wii U.

    Bravo to Valve and Steam AGAIN! My Steam library just keeps growing in value, and the SteamOS has just become even more attractive for certain machines.

    Next: announce some deals regarding new SteamOS compatible games!
    Reply +1
  • Ryze 15/02/2014

    The time spent on installing gigabit ethernet at my place will pay off now... Regardless, I've already run HDMI and USB from my bedroom to the living room, so things are looking good in terms of choice and flexibility! Reply +2
  • PS4 sold nearly double Xbox One in US last month

  • Ryze 14/02/2014

    The 360 was and still is an absolutely marvellous console, but as far as the launch sales were concerned - the launch units were shite, and there were major shortages of stock vs demand.

    Considering how many units the PS4 has sold in comparison, that Microsoft are boasting about sales vs the 360 launch is pretty weak.

    Regardless - loads of consoles sold means loads of games developed. x86, 64bit consoles with 8GB RAM also means so much for PC games development (and especially STEAM), that the mind boggles when considering the possibilities.

    I only wonder what will happen to the Wii U during all of this...? Will Nintendo push on regardless and suck up the losses while developing a string of masterpiece games?

    Will Zelda, Smash Bros and Mario Kart HD combine to knock our socks off and make the Wii U unmissable?

    Exciting times!
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  • Why the creator of Flappy Bird pulled the game from sale

  • Ryze 12/02/2014


    Braid would have been fucked!
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  • Xbox developing TV series based on rapper Nas

  • Ryze 12/02/2014

    In my experience, a large number of the people who wouldn't even have time for a track like this - regardless of how much they really like or dislike it, are pretty narrow minded or prejudiced, musically.

    Same old people, same old attitudes.
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  • Ryze 12/02/2014

    This could be excellent. I've no interest, for instance, in non-driving game fans telling me how much they dislike driving games.

    Same here.
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  • Watch Dogs delayed again on Wii U

  • Ryze 12/02/2014


    Where will they bring the studios up to?
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  • Ryze 12/02/2014

    "to focus the team's resources where they could have the broadest possible benefit for both our customers and Ubisoft"
    Similar to my comment from last week, really. Wii U could blaze a trail by becoming limited edition disc only, with games having standard releases via download.

    It sure would make its games collectable and valuable, and would save on distribution costs for low selling games.
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  • Flappy Bird clones flood App Store, now with in-app purchases

  • Ryze 10/02/2014

    The Happy Poo franchise is looking very fresh and healthy!

    Take a look!

    Reply +2
  • Retro-Bit Super Retro Trio review

  • Ryze 09/02/2014


    S-Video is normally SCART socket number 2.

    Just use one of those SCART plugs with an S-Video socket on it, and make sure that in the TVs menu, it's expecting a Y-C signal.

    But yes - it's getting rarer as the TVs are getting slimmer, with less room for legacy connections.
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  • Ryze 09/02/2014


    I'd personally go for a 6128 if I were you, as you'll struggle to find a RAM upgrade cart these days.

    You'll also need a disk controller before you can use Floppies or SD cards. They're like rocking horse sh*t.

    Grab a 6128 - I managed to get 2 off eBay for 20-odd each. People sell them for cheap as either not working - when the disk drive belt has failed - 5 repair, or untested - if they don't have a monitor or modulator to try powering it up.

    Both of mine just needed the disk drive cleaning and the belt replacing 5 for 2 belts, 5 for a big, probably decade's worth of isopropyl alcohol and some cotton buds / q-tips (if you speak Yanklish).

    I can imagine you probably already have the isopropyl if you're messing with old tech already.

    Seriously - go for the 6128s with the disk drive (and especially the controller) built in. You can add a good quality tape player by using a DIN to EAR/MIC/REM cassette cable, and use your laptop or mobile phone / MP3 player to load any tape games if you wish.

    Look at how much this disk controller and drive is!


    Whereas with a 6128, it's built in, along with the full 128K for any enhanced or multiload games - it will save you a tonne of hassle, and also - a standard, cheap 5 3.5" disk drive can be plugged straight into the back using an old 5.25" floppy cable, or there's a guy from Greece online who will sell you one with a side switch and A/B switch for less than a tenner.

    With a 464, you'll be stuck on 64K with tapes only via the internal tape deck or a car tape adaptor thing connected to an MP3 player. Limited.

    Go for SD cards and 3.5" floppies:

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  • Letter from America: The greatest worst game ever?

  • Ryze 09/02/2014

    No - they haven't tried to do exactly what I wanted, because it would have been a VITA or a PSP with a large screen, that can switch over and run Android apps.

    I can already connect a Playstation pad to my phone, or to a Nexus tablet. Not the same thing at all.

    A PC running a Playstation emulator isn't the same as a PS3 that can also run Linux.
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  • Ryze 09/02/2014

    I've since installed Flappy Bird, and it's completely harmless.

    Lovely, basic and especially FREE game. Glad I've got it now! Yes it's completely daft, and has no depth at all.
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  • Ryze 08/02/2014


    It wasn't a Playstation Phone though, was it. It didn't run PSP games at all.

    It was simply an Xperia Android phone with buttons.

    Not nearly the same.
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  • Ryze 08/02/2014

    I still believe that a large, tablet sized version of the vita that can switch over to Android would do the business.

    I'd love to buy a device like that instead of a Nexus or iPad.

    Same with phones. I have a Galaxy, and will likely buy an iPhone next, but if there was a Vita Phone with a sliding mechanism like the PSP Go, then it'd be pretty irresistible.

    It's the usefulness and the ubiquity of these smart devices that makes the market so large and powerful. They're largely crap for games, with the exception of the best titles, but the people who buy them aren't especially gamers. Everyone buys them, and most people have at least one game on their smartphone or tablet. Some people have 20 games, as their kids play them.

    I MUST buy a tablet in the next year or so, and I WANT a Vita, but I don't NEED one. There's the issue right there.

    I don't need access to Vita games - as much as I want it. I may not use the unit as much as I'd like to.

    I DO want instant-on access to my email and to Google Chrome on a larger screen than my phone offers - in a form factor that works for reading PDF documents.

    I have a tonne of technical reading to do this year, and I'm not lugging the books around or dealing with multiple bookmarks. In addition, I want to be able to take it abroad in order to use the GPS and mapping functions to let me wander around unfamiliar cities and keep track of where everything is.

    Vita can't help me here, or else it'd be a Vita Tab on my shopping list instead of a Nexus 7. All it would need, is the ability to swap over to Android on demand.
    Reply +3
  • AMD Kaveri A8-7600 APU review

  • Ryze 08/02/2014


    Seconded @mega-gazz recommendation of Hard|OCP.

    Head over and have a browse.
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  • Ryze 08/02/2014


    Make the Tom's hardware site one of your homepage tabs for a kick off. From a standing start it's hard to gauge the relative strengths of hardware, but with their GPU hierarchy table, plus their benchmarks and reviews, you'll become familiar with what's going on.

    If you're building it yourself, then don't be nonchalant, and take anti-static precautions. People ignore this stuff, and handle hardware - especially RAM modules and CPUs like imbeciles. These are the same people who are frustrated down the line with component failures and crashes.

    If you're new to things like BIOS updates and driver installs, then I would REALLY spend a little extra on an ASUS motherboard and an Nvidia GPU. Obviously - the specific hardware features and price can overrule this, but those two manufacturers' products involve less faff than their competitors.

    Take your time, get multiple sources of advice, and prices from multiple vendors, keep all receipts and register for extended warranties on devices such as hard drives and SSDs.

    Speaking of hard drives - Western Digital. Quality and reliable as opposed to Maxtor which are cheap shite. Maxtor's only good for data that you don't mind losing - as they're cheap. I'd use one to fill out a RAID array, but keep a WD for my main HDDs.

    Good luck. Consider a pre-built machine if it saves you the faff, and the price is right.
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  • Ryze 08/02/2014

    I'll build one of these when the performance beats the PS4.

    I like the power efficiency, so coupling it with an SSD means that it'd be a great secondary PC for the future.
    Reply +1
  • Sniper Elite 3's kill cam has next-gen testicles

  • Ryze 08/02/2014

    So, will they patch this to allow the player to shoot a woman's tits off with realistic physics? Reply +5
  • Console developers need to look at Dungeon Keeper and learn

  • Ryze 08/02/2014

    This keeps me away from mobile games.

    I've played Peggle, Flight Control and not much more.

    The rest has been emulators. Not interested in the shite.
    Reply +17
  • Steam adds a Recently Updated section

  • Ryze 07/02/2014

    Nice touch. Reply +1
  • Ubisoft still listing Watch Dogs for release on Wii U

  • Ryze 07/02/2014


    There's this other thing called LOGIC, that Mario fans often can't process.

    People make decisions for LOGICAL REASONS instead of simply being 'fanatics' and praising nonsense.

    Many of us also have a knowledge of software development and computer hardware. Take a look at @Smelly's comment regarding porting the PS3 version of Watch_Dogs.

    He clearly doesn't have a fucking clue about computer hardware and software development.

    If there was an ZX Spectrum version, then the Amstrad CPC version might take one person a few weeks to make a shite shoddy port of it, as they both share a Z80 CPU and a sound chip. The PS3 and Wii U don't share anything. They're completely different, and the only similarity is that both CPUs are IBM Power PC based. They're COMPLETELY, VASTLY different in terms of performance, however. That's it! Everything else is completely different. They could use the same textures, but then the game wouldn't be well optimised for the Wii U. Great.

    That comment alone, regardless of the PAST 9 YEARS of absolute BOLLOCKS that the biggest, stupidest Nintendo fanboy on the site has been banging out on his keyboard, simply speaks for itself.
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  • Ryze 07/02/2014


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  • Ryze 07/02/2014


    Will you buy it for 250? The way that Wii U games are selling at the moment, 250 is probably the price they'd have to sell it for in order to make a profit.
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  • Ryze 07/02/2014


    People care because it's a waste of resources that could be focussed on the PS4 version running closer to 60 frames per second.

    The Wii U version's going to take special attention to work around the CPU, incorporate the Gamepad AND to make the online work properly.

    Waste of time and resources, because nobody will buy it.
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