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  • Next-gen before their time

  • Ryze 31/07/2014


    Yeah, for many of the old win98/2000/ early XP days games, it can be a faff-fest.

    GOG is a great value resource, and there are other sites which assist on gathering patches, plus I keep a P4 with an XP and Win98SE partition for the oldest ones.

    16-bit installers can be an issue, along with a raft of other things.

    Keeps us on our toes, technically.
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  • Ryze 28/07/2014


    Play the PC version. Mine came with my 3DFX card back in the 90s.

    Another PC advantage, is that you can play old games at top settings and beyond if you're willing to tinker or even mod.
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  • Ryze 27/07/2014

    In the next 12-18 months and onwards, there will be plenty of new games built from the ground up for these consoles.

    In the meantime, there's nothing wrong with improved collections being released. It's taking nothing away from the original games, or the new games being developed.

    It's adding 1080p, improved detail, effects and more importantly - framerates, and potentially VR/3D to these games. There's nothing to lose and everything to gain.

    I'd love to see Red Dead Redemption get a PS4 release 6 months before the new Red Dead game, and it'd be the perfect way to promote it and start the hype train rolling.

    Repeat this for everything else that we want a new instalment of. Who doesn't want cheap 1080p enhanced versions with VR support on the run up to the new releases?

    I sure as hell do. The only question is of quality and price. The 'B' teams can work on these, while the 'A' teams work on our next gen extravaganzas. Once the 1080p remake is done, the 'B' team joins the 'A' team for crunch time!

    If these things don't sell, then they'll soon stop being made - they're inexpensive anyway.
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  • Ryze 27/07/2014


    Some of us DIDN'T play them.

    I got Crysis 2 in the Humble Origin bundle (or somewhere), and what I played on the PC - I LOVED, but I haven't finished it yet.

    My PS3 broke 2 years ago, and I replaced it the day before yesterday.

    Many PS4 owners only owned a 360, and are waiting for games. This is much bigger than a few thousand super-hardcore, play-everything nerds.

    Even then - the hardcore are likely to want to own / experience the best quality version of a game, and the time and cost of these conversions is MINUSCULE compared to a full new game. It only takes a small team to move the PC version across.

    These are easier than PS2 remasters, as the PC versions pretty much ALREADY RUN on the Xbox One, and only need tidying up, optimising and enhancing for these new consoles.

    Seeing Xbox Originals on the X1 is another interesting one, as they will already pretty much work, and will only need minimal work to make them run. It's more about enhancements with those games.

    New games are in the pipeline, but they take time - and we have high standards.

    Why not whet our appetites with some remasters in the meantime? The PC had these games already, but the living rooms of the world haven't seen them in this quality.

    I can't wait to see what's next, personally.
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  • Ryze 27/07/2014


    They have the opportunity to take the best game reviews and feedback, and use them to construct an enhanced directors cut of the game.

    I've not bothered with Beyond, and I'm not going to unless I see it at CEX for 5, but if they re-worked it, and brought in some people who understand gameplay better than that film/game/Dragons Lair making dude, then I'd be interested in giving a well-reviewed PS4 version a try in late 2015.
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  • Ryze 27/07/2014


    Wrong. You're only anywhere near the mark in terms of the CPU, where they now benefit from being 64-bit x86 systems instead of Power PC. The added memory means that once games are coded efficiently from the ground up for this architecture, we'll see some fantastic results. Not perfect, but there's lots more to achieve here.

    The rest wipes the floor with 360/PS3 - especially the main memory.

    The problem is that it takes a massive amount of extra GPU capability to make a more significant visual difference nowadays. Many PS3 / 360 games are absolutely GORGEOUS, and just trying to run them at 1080p60 would take the difference in graphics processing power in the new consoles - that's just how many pixels 1080p is when you're handling this much detail - A LOT.

    So - if the 360 & PS3 had 1GB RAM, then things would be different, as the games wouldn't have been so restrained towards the end. Shows how powerful BOTH of those consoles were in 2005, when the specs were finalised.

    As things stand, the new consoles could do with better CPUs and more powerful GPUs, but this would have made them big, hot, unreliable and expensive.

    I REALLY HOPE that we see turbo-charged versions of these consoles by 2017-18, which retain 100% hardware compatibility.

    I'm also interested to see what Nintendo do with their Power PC/ATi based systems.

    Will they stick, move over to x86-64, or move over to ARM in a Handheld / Console combi device? Nintendo's next move is going to really draw interest, as they're under the most pressure along with a flapping Microsoft, right now.

    Interesting times indeed - I didn't even mention Linux and Steam.

    PS Vitas are really cheap right now, too! I might grab one in a few weeks...
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  • Devolver Digital and indie devs help finance failing GaymerX convention

  • Ryze 29/07/2014

    Increase the ticket prices / VIP tickets & and a VIP area that costs a bomb?

    I'd consider. London's too crowded. Make a sanctuary and charge a premium for it.
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  • Sony lists Journey, The Unfinished Swan for PlayStation 4

  • Ryze 28/07/2014

    Fantastic, what's happening here, is more reasons to move over to PS4 without losing content when your PS3 moves to the bedroom.

    Great stuff.
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  • Who framed Roger Ebert?

  • Ryze 27/07/2014

    He was commenting from a position of ignorance - so videogamers should naturally have put him in his place, as they never... OH WAIT????!?! Reply 0
  • Halo 3: ODST was Bungie's grand experiment that paved the way for Destiny

  • Ryze 27/07/2014


    I +1'd you, but this is the wrong thread to expect support with a comment like that.

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  • Eurogamer community members running 24-hour race for charity

  • Ryze 27/07/2014

    Hope all has gone well so far!

    Absolute best of luck to you guys.
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  • Destiny on Xbox 360 - Bungie's last-gen swan song?

  • Ryze 26/07/2014

    VintageLOL Reply +2
  • 2K is teasing something BioShock related

  • Ryze 25/07/2014


    Jumping in here, I agree - the gameplay is simply walk, shoot, walk shoot wrapped in a lovely environment.

    It's a step in the right direction, however - a gesture - a statement of intent for the future.

    The interactive element of these games WILL improve beyond pressing 'action' every so often, and pointing a cursor before pressing 'shoot'.

    There's more to be done here, and it's a shame that Wiimote / Move / Kinect haven't delivered in this respect so far. Basic tech and uninspired implementation.

    Molyneux was pushing in the right direction, but a 'boy companion simulator' looks a bit too Jackson/Savile!
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  • Ryze 25/07/2014

    Let me guess - they'll either port the games to X1/PS4 and/or they'll take the Infinite engine and make a low rent sequel with it.

    One or the other.

    I wonder if the PS4 version will support Move? In fact, VR would be great for Bioshock in general!
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  • Trials Fusion breaks 1m sales after three months

  • Ryze 25/07/2014

    Congratulations. I had a great multiplayer game of Evolution last week.

    I'll get Fusion once I get a next gen console.
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  • GAME now selling Vita game download codes

  • Ryze 24/07/2014

    But GAME is not selling Vita cakes and I do not know why.
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  • PlayStation 4 gets 3D Blu-Ray support next week

  • Ryze 24/07/2014


    Sony just aren't especially good at this stuff.

    They make stellar hardware, and their best development studios make stellar exclusives.

    When it comes to software in general, they tend to fall on their faces, or take a bloody long time with it.

    I still want a PS4, but I want to buy the product that they demonstrated and described last Feb, not a hardware shell with a few of the features, and the rest to be patched in over the next several years.

    The lacking Vita integration, and their general approach to the PS Vita have been telling.

    I'm glad that Sony have been getting their PR house in order, but they need to make the right decisions, then deliver on them.

    I believe that they eventually will with the PS4, but they're failing with the Vita - the PSN library needs to be steadily and thoroughly ported over, for a start. The streaming isn't up to par, the PSTV strategy is broken while we can't pair a VITA and play EVERY game via HDMI on a TV.

    The list goes on. This stuff needs to happen. Hoping that Sony really get this right. To be honest, I believe in their games studios, and I believe in their hardware, so I expect that things will fall into place in the longrun.

    I'll not be an early adopter of unfinished products, however - especially software / OSs that are missing promised features.

    I'll not pay a premium for that, these days.

    Good luck to them.
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  • Ryze 24/07/2014


    I've just replaced my broken 60GB with a cheapo 12GB especially so I can get back my DLNA / Blu ray functionality without booting the PC / buying a dongle, plus play TLOU.

    It's a marvellous media player. I'd proclaimed that since my first one in '09.

    Not looking forward to the installs I'll have to do once I install an HDD in my 12GB!
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  • Ryze 24/07/2014

    Don't you just love a bit of competition to give them a kick up the jacksy?


    Thanks for the honesty there. I've just delayed my PS4 purchase for 1 year minimum until they fix this stuff. I ordered a replacement PS3 last night, and I'll upgrade my PC for Dead Rising 3, Titanfall and GTA V. Destiny can wait.

    Next Gen hasn't really started yet - Watchdogs was a letdown, and if I need a new console - it'll be the Wii U!

    TURNAROUND! PS4 in late 2015 unless things get better quick, or an essential game comes along. GTA V may still sway me, depending on its performance vs. the PC.
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  • Meet the gaming star of the new Amazon Fire Phone

  • Ryze 24/07/2014


    I'd say that if it drops, is because of the F2P bubble bursting.

    It's currently almost fraud / deception targeted at ignorant parents, and against dumb children.
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  • Ryze 23/07/2014


    If that stat is correct, then Sony really need to get their skates on in producing a REAL Vita / Android Phone & tablet.

    None of this Xperia Play bollocks.
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  • Valve adds thumbstick to latest Steam controller prototype

  • Ryze 24/07/2014


    Dude - I'll PM you.
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  • Ryze 24/07/2014

    It needed a decent dpad. Now, I hope to god that I can use one of the trackpads to accurately press a digital up / down / left / right without clumsiness, or it's NO SALE.

    These changes are WAY late, so I'm losing confidence in their abilities here.
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  • Yogventures dev to "dissolve" following Yogscast-backed project failure

  • Ryze 22/07/2014

    Clowns, and this is why these clowns don't get my money.

    Deliver, and I'll pay a premium price when I'm impressed - otherwise fuck off.

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  • Digital Foundry: Hands-on with Nvidia Shield Tablet

  • Ryze 22/07/2014

    I was shocked to see reports that the game streaming feature arrived so late on the original Shield device, as there was nothing else to even make it desirable.

    Now I have little faith in Nvidia's ability to do anything but make decent graphics chips, until they prove otherwise.

    So... I see that they're a day late and a dollar short with their 64-bit mobile graphics chips...?

    OK then...?

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  • Wii U system update lets you transfer data between consoles

  • Ryze 22/07/2014


    Doesn't mean that their implementation isn't pants.

    Who wants 5 generations of shite connectivity options?

    Nobody wants an evergrowing pile of utter shite.

    How's about they deliver more quality in the online space, and stop skimping?
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  • Uncharted 4 is pushing for 1080p60 on PlayStation 4

  • Ryze 22/07/2014

    Again, slap me, as I should have never doubted them.

    Absolutely marvelous.
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  • Xiaomi MiPad with Nvidia Tegra K1 review

  • Ryze 20/07/2014


    Precisely. Sony, as a hardware maker, could have already kicked arse with a Vita phone and Tablet running both Android and Vita games.
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  • What if every PC game could run on your tablet?

  • Ryze 20/07/2014

    mid-range 2004 gaming PC
    That's really not terrible!

    It'd play the original Farcry and probably look great, and I'd be happy to use something like this for my Steam classics.

    But... Windows 8... I guess this device DOES have a touchscreen, but...

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  • Kinect 2 for PC costs 159

  • Ryze 19/07/2014

    Oh ye of little faith.

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  • Ryze 07/07/2014


    Engineers unite!

    You'll need USB3, and enough power, however :)
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  • Ryze 07/07/2014

    Cost me 20. Now to look for or create an adaptor to connect it to USB3, and get hold of working drivers and an SDK. Reply 0
  • Sony: PS4 targeting Wii owners who skipped PS3 and Xbox 360

  • Ryze 19/07/2014

    Yep, other than drive club and the lightbar, the launch was pretty much perfect.

    Shame that they've not done us proud with the Vita.
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  • The Last of Us Remastered lets you lock frame-rate at 30fps

  • Ryze 19/07/2014

    Serves me right for doubting Naughty Dog - even for a millisecond! Reply 0
  • Ryze 17/07/2014

    Glad that they've confirmed that. Now for the DF analysis.

    Will be nice to see.

    Makes me want to impulse buy a PS4!
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  • Ryze 16/07/2014


    Dude, you've missed the stories showing the random discounts offered by MS begging people to buy their new $500 brick!



    On a more serious note - we've heard everything. We're now waiting for the Christmas rush.

    Look at Nintendo - even they did a stellar job at E3. Played their own game, and played it well. Good on them.

    Time to work hard and deliver, but Sony have had this game scheduled for a while. It's an ideal summer game to grab the fence-sitters between now and Oct and beyond.
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  • Ryze 16/07/2014


    30fps lock means that it's most likely not running at anywhere near a solid 60 - they've not had the time to engineer the game around the PS4, and keep the frame rate solid.

    I've not bought / played it yet, but if it's open world, it'd be a major job to ensure that the frame rate never dips.

    I can imagine that they did their best in the time, looked at the stats, then included the 30 lock ala Killzone, but hopefully with generally better performance.
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  • PS4 top-selling US console in June despite Kinect-less Xbox One launch

  • Ryze 18/07/2014

    A WINNER IS SHU! Reply +8
  • Microsoft is shuttering Xbox Entertainment Studios, original programming

  • Ryze 18/07/2014


    Since the Kinect launch in 2010, I'd say :)
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  • Former Valve contributor and VR specialist warns against the tech's future

  • Ryze 15/07/2014


    I'm sure it'll work fine in 2D. You can view a screen, right?

    Smells of 'waaaah I'm special, and this is not for me, so it stinks!'

    In other news, Sub-Saharan Africa's suntan lotion sales lag behind the rest of the planet's. South Africa bucks this trend.
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  • PGR4 remains arcade racing at its very best

  • Ryze 13/07/2014


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  • Ryze 13/07/2014


    Not really a bug. The game must cache to the HDD already, and was designed before full game installs were 'a thing'.

    Halo 3 had a similar issue, and GTA V is an obvious one due to the install disc.
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  • Ryze 13/07/2014

    PGR2 and 4 have been in my Xbox quite a bit recently, as have other racing games, as I'm now the proud owner of the Porsche wheel that I've wanted for the best part of 5 years.

    After all that, I can't control PGR for s*** with the damn thing on stock settings. Same with Burnout 3.

    Wonderful games. With a pad.

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  • The best games of 2014 are actually from 2013 - and that's okay

  • Ryze 12/07/2014


    Gears of War HD Trilogy would be huge on X1.

    Wouldn't sell me the console, though. Got all three on 360, and only really played about 60% of number 2.

    Too repetitive.
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  • Ryze 12/07/2014

    Yep, I haven't even completed Bioshock Infinite or Tomb Raider on the PC yet, never mind GTA V. Too busy, although it WILL happen, as I'm in no rush, bar an impulse purchase, to grab a PS4.

    My gaming over the past 6 months HAS been 'retro gaming'.

    It's just gaming to me, and I started around 1983.

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  • Microsoft offers select Xbox 360 users $75 rebates for buying Xbox Ones

  • Ryze 12/07/2014


    NOPE! You're the stupid mugs with money to waste.

    Keep spending.
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  • PS4 fails to boost Japan console market

  • Ryze 08/07/2014

    It was launched in the spring. Doesn't that have an impact, considering they never promised it for Christmas in the first place?

    The PS3 was promised for Nov 2006 before being delayed, so people thought they were getting it for Christmas in Europe, and it was a brand-new Blu-ray player.

    I'm not really surprised that people didn't rush out in March or whenever, to buy an expensive black box, when they already have one.

    Deliver the right games, and make a noise about them on the run up to Christmas. These guys have surely been doing this for a long enough time.

    Either that, or this story's just a space filler. Nothing to see here...

    Move along...
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  • Remembering Rick Dangerous, the original tomb raider

  • Ryze 06/07/2014

    Amigas support RGB output, so SCART is one option.

    The A3000 has a built in scan doubler, so that can output to VGA.
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  • Ryze 06/07/2014

    - Rice Dragon.
    - What?
    - Rice Dragon.

    I grabbed the disk he was holding, and took a look at its hand written label - 'Rick Dangerous' it said.

    I was about 10, he was about 7, and it was his Amiga, so I just smiled to myself and played the game!

    His dad pulled him out of the local primary school and put him into an independent, not too long after! He was a really good kid!

    Gotta love the British education system!
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  • Visceral outlines changes sparked by Battlefield Hardline beta

  • Ryze 03/07/2014

    Is it possible to drive using a wheel on this game, and hold a Sony Playstation Move Navigation controller in my left hand instead of WASD?

    I like mouse aiming, but WASD is not analogue, and it's crap for driving.

    I tried in BF3, and it was a faff, so I sacked it off and used either WASD+Mouse or a 360 controller.


    I also want to use my proper joystick for flying. They could do with modernising the control options. Can we still give feedback?

    Euro Truck Sim understands this stuff. BF on the PC and consoles could implement wheel support easily, if they were arsed. If I'm lucky, maybe they have...?
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