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  • Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker goes on sale two weeks before official release date

  • Ryze 19/12/2014

    Idiots for setting that release date anyway. Jan 2nd?

    Did it take so long to re-record the tons of Captain Toad dialogue for the EU market, then?

    Sad.
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  • Judge allows lawsuit over Killzone Shadow Fall's 1080p graphics to proceed

  • Ryze 19/12/2014

    @markmitt

    I'm sure that there's a job for you in Sony's marketing department.

    Don't ever get into TV engineering, though. You'll fail miserably.

    By your logic 3840xANYTHING is a 4K image. Joker.
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  • Ryze 18/12/2014

    It sounds petty, but these companies really need to stop with the false advertising and misleading statements. If the game runs at 960x1080 upscaled, then that isn't 1920x1080, and isn't 1080p. That's a significant upscale. HALF of the screen's pixels.

    Not sure I'd take them to court over it, but I'd sure as hell stop buying their games at launch, as they're charging premium prices for a product that doesn't meet its description.

    It's an issue of trust and reputation. People who care about such things, should be aware of them, and Sony shouldn't be able to make false statements about the specification of their products, any more than a car manufacturer can lie about MPG or top speed.

    If it takes a court case to sort them out and stop the marketing lies, like with the Vita false advertising, then so be it.
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  • Last-gen revisited: Far Cry 4

  • Ryze 18/12/2014

    @zzkj

    They may look the same in static images, but performance isn't about looking the same in static images, when it comes to 3D graphics.

    I'm sure that the PS3 could render a few frames that look like Tron: Legacy, but it wouldn't be able to run such visuals realtime.

    This is where we are when it comes to graphics in 2014-15 - with this (low cost, small form factor) console hardware, anyway.

    If Valve make certain moves, then we may well see significantly more powerful hardware than these consoles for £300-£500 appear in a console form factor running SteamOS in the next year or two, for those who don't build or faff with PCs.

    In addition, we'll see games designed to take full advantage of the new kit, moving on from the legacy hardware. Looking at 2007-10 we saw games like Bioshock, Fallout 3, Gears of War, then moving on to WipEout HD, God of War 3 and Uncharted 2. It took a few years for this stuff to appear.

    The more advanced games take time to develop.

    We'll see.
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  • New Steam controller design leaked

  • Ryze 18/12/2014

    @Coyote29

    We don't know, as they've not been launched yet. Neither has SteamOS or the controller.

    We'll know in the months and years following the launch.
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  • Ryze 18/12/2014

    @Esppiral

    Well, it certainly wont have that infernal piece of shit d-pad that MS somehow deemed acceptable between 2005 and last year.

    Shocking.
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  • Last-gen revisited: Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor

  • Ryze 18/12/2014

    @Sharzam

    Most people don't have more than 4GB on the PC (even though new machines have 8GB+), and the OS takes up more than 1GB with drivers and background utilities.

    In addition - somebody will correct me if need be, but GPU RAM is often mirrored in the main memory as well. For example, I'm not sure that textures are loaded directly from the HDD to the GPU's memory. I believe they are copied from RAM when working with Windows on the PC.

    Regardless the PS3's 256MB main memory was pitifully small, and I was shocked right back in 2005 when the specs were announced.

    In 2014 it's a joke, and has required special attention and significant time or compromise in order to work around.

    Games have been affected by having to design around the PS3's tiny RAM pool, in order to release the same game across all formats, and that is finally ending.

    THANK GOODNESS! Maybe we'll finally see The Last Guardian once they've had time to port it across and do the graphics over for the PS4.
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  • Ryze 18/12/2014

    This game clearly doesn't work properly on PS3, and therefore it shouldn't really be sold as a full priced release, or at all.

    I'm avoiding a PS4 upgrade for the time being, but it's not because of these games being released on the older platforms at all.

    It's because of:

    - Steam, and my huge unplayed catalogue of PC games
    - Life - I work a lot, so play less games these days
    - Last gen backlog - So many of my PS3 & 360 games remain unfinished
    - Firmware - PS4 doesn't have many of the promised features from its unveiling. It's missing some basic functions from the PS3. Xbox One's hardware isn't a £300-£400 purchase for me. In addition, there don't seem to be any enhancements to Xbox live. No rush.

    I'll hold on for now, until I can't avoid taking the plunge, and I can wait to play games like Shadow of Mordor, or play them on the PC.

    GTA V coming soon on PC. I wonder how that will perform?
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  • Finally, official Farming Simulator peripherals

  • Ryze 17/12/2014

    Er... Reply -2
  • Ghost cars may soon become a reality

  • Ryze 15/12/2014

    Looks interesting, but distracting.

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  • Rich Stanton on: GTA's growing pains

  • Ryze 13/12/2014

    TBH I wish that Take Two could arrange with Rockstar to branch GTA off into different games.

    New brands that use the underlying tech to build worlds that use completely different themes and play styles.

    GTA doesn't need to change. It just needs to evolve along its own path.

    What would be nice, is that a game with such a detailed world, and marvellous technology could house a completely different type of game - one without theft and murder.

    edit:

    @Dajji77

    34.
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  • Xbox One overtakes PS4 sales for November in UK and US

  • Ryze 13/12/2014

    People already have PS4s (apart from me), and the Xbox One has become a a great value console since it's had a £100 price cut, numerous OS updates and decent games releases.

    The competition's interesting now. The X1, despite its flaws, is now at least half decent. It'll be interesting to see what happens in the coming year.
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  • Sony video suggests PS4 friend notifications coming soon

  • Ryze 11/12/2014

    Sad, sad, sad that this basic online feature hasn't been implemented more than a year after launch.

    I'll do the same with my PS4 purchase, as they seem so willing to drag their feet in terms of software and network functionality.

    Poor show.
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  • 20 years of PlayStation: Japan's war on cliché

  • Ryze 10/12/2014

    @L_A_G

    We're not talking about making uncharted though, are we.

    Games don't need to be on a £10 million budget in order to be good, and to be playable.

    There's too much padding in many big budget games anyway.

    It's not necessary to spend that much money for the next Parrapa or whatever to become a hit. That's a problem with games at the moment - the creativity is lagging behind flashy graphics.

    Too many shooters with similar gameplay.
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  • Ryze 09/12/2014

    @L_A_G

    The point is that they DONT NEED budgets to challenge Uncharted.

    Especially now that the PS3 and its time wasting will be phased out slowly in favour of PS4 & X1's x86, there's no reason why some of these games can't come along as downloads ala Journey & Fez.

    A movie like Blair Witch would be ruined with Transformers' budget.

    Yes - we need download charts, and a combined chart.
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  • Ryze 08/12/2014

    @L_A_G

    I think you need to check the charts in the 90s.

    Same old crap was in the top 10. The Indie scene IS that scene that you want. There was loads of high profile flashy garbage in the 90s like FMV games and Rise of the Robots, or in the 80s like Dragon's Lair.

    This has not changed, really. Yes - there are too many shooters now. In the 90s there were WAY too many crap platformers.
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  • Microsoft Flight Simulator X is coming to Steam next week

  • Ryze 10/12/2014

    I hope that this game gets full VR headset support in the coming years. Reply +1
  • Ryze 10/12/2014

    I hope they do a good job.

    I've had the FSX demo on my machine since Windows 7 launched, but I just never got round to buying it on disc - didn't want to get an M$download on the PC (EDIT: from Games for Windows live - when it was on there) - never trusted Games for Windows live since they tried charging for it ala Xbox when it launched.

    If this is good VALUE, then I'll go for it.
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  • Tekken 7's chief developer doesn't take kindly to mixed Lucky Chloe reaction

  • Ryze 10/12/2014

    @Tak0suke

    Capcom should just make a StreetFighter (V) x Darkstalkers game, in order to maintain sales, but put a Darkstalkers single player mode in there without Ryu & co.

    Brand recognition drives sales of these games, and people don't recognise or identify with Darkstalkers or the characters.

    That could help if they include a decent story mode.
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  • Ryze 10/12/2014

    @The-Bodybuilder

    Then you need to get 'series' about your own spelling skills.
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  • Final Fantasy 10 / 10-2 HD Remaster coming to PS4

  • Ryze 09/12/2014

    Nice. One day I'll play these Final Fantasy games, so it's good to see they're being spruced up for the newest kit. Reply +3
  • Xbox boss points to Killer Instinct in response to Sony's Street Fighter 5 deal

  • Ryze 08/12/2014

    As long as he's not trying to head fake anybody.

    Nintendo could just get an exclusive deal on Primal Rage, or something and then it's over for both of them! Fuck SF5!

    /runs
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  • Ryze 08/12/2014

    I'm pretty sure they'll get Super StreetFighter V 6 months later. Reply +4
  • Yes, Sony Santa Monica is working on a new God of War

  • Ryze 08/12/2014

    @hbk-in-canada

    God of War is no more mindless than Golden Axe was in 1989.

    It DOES lack 2+ player co-op, though. I hope to see that happen.
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  • Street Fighter 5 exclusive to PC and PS4

  • Ryze 07/12/2014

    @ThatGamerCM

    So we going to get the internet backlash over Sony grabbing this like Microsoft did for getting Tomb Raider (and that was only a timed exclusive)....or will we be over-joyed and er, ok with it?
    It's exclusive to the right console, so it's fine.

    /runs
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  • Ryze 07/12/2014

    @Salt_The_Fries

    Of course, Super Street Fighter V will end up on the other consoles 6 months later.
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  • The Game Awards 2014 live report

  • Ryze 06/12/2014

    DEAL WITH IT! Reply 0
  • Ryze 06/12/2014

    Chemical Plant zone.

    Choon.
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  • Ryze 06/12/2014

    Better than last year's boring crap so far, anyway.

    I bet Nintendo aren't invited after the Kranky Kong 'exclusive' bombshell that they delivered last year.
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  • 20 years of PlayStation: the making of WipEout

  • Ryze 04/12/2014

    @riceNpea

    TBH there were some horrid waits back then, with games having a 'when it's done' release date.

    Of course, that's how software should be, but back then they simply couldn't ship a game with the bugs they get away with now, without potentially tanking the franchise.

    Daytona never really recovered from that first game's shoddy Saturn conversion. Sega's console strategy in general was laid bare in comparison to the Playstation.

    Sega Rally helped repair things somewhat, and Virtua Fighter 2 was a technical marvel, but Sony had so much going for them, that they raced away with the mainstream, and third party support, while the Saturn was the hardcore Arcade gamer geek console.

    Imagine if Gran Turismo 5 couldn't have been patched? My god, that game would never have released. The PS3 was last gen's Saturn in terms of the need to wrestle with its obscure hardware to get results. Sony were much better placed to push through the issues than Sega ever were.

    I'm another who played these games on the Saturn. My brother in law had the Playstation from 97, and I tried them after that.
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  • Target pulls Grand Theft Auto 5 from sale in Australia

  • Ryze 04/12/2014

    You can attack anybody in a GTA game, but the game purposely has no children at all in the world. There are repercussions to attacking anyone in the game, and we know in life that we'll also face them for attacking ANYBODY.

    They REALLY ought to make one of the playable characters a woman in the next one. They really should. Don't force it on the player, but make it an option to play as a badass, Sarah Connor violent woman who has REASONS to fuck people up.

    Vice City based, with DLC that adds a trip to Las Venturas. Online and LAN co-op play.

    Unfortunately it will probably take until 2017-8 to appear.

    Still - it is a retailer's right to refuse to sell a product. It's understandable, I guess, but I hope they've pulled True Romance and other such films in which women are unavoidably attacked during the course of the (linear) narrative.
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  • Sir Clive Sinclair crowdfunding new ZX Spectrum computer

  • Ryze 04/12/2014

    You're right, except the PS3 matched the Spectrum for loading when downloading, patching, and installs are taken into account.

    Some of the biggest games on the PS3 platform take absolutely ages to get going starting from scratch.

    Only 128K tape games and Multi-load games really took all that long on the Speccy and Amstrad. The rest took 5 minutes, when timed nowadays.

    They were damn temperamental though! I guess the PS3 and 360 hardware failures mirror this, as many Speccys work just fine in 2014. Both of mine, for example!

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  • Ryze 04/12/2014

    @jasonchurch

    I reckon people are down on it over the price because it has such a limited interface for £100.

    I'd like the full keyboard, HDMI out and an SD card slot, with a USB port supporting a modern joypad or a retro styled stick.

    Then I'd pay £100 plus.

    My original hardware (+3 & 48K rubber key) didn't cost me much, and still works great.

    I could only really buy this if it really offered benefits. The +3 supports RGB SCART, for example, which scales nicely to HDMI with the right adaptor.
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  • 20 years of PlayStation: the Ridge Racer revolution

  • Ryze 03/12/2014

    @SuffolkGooner

    You won't see such a big jump, as you're ignoring the 3DO, Jaguar, CD32, CDi and 32X that came in between.

    If you were to jump from those machines straight to Dreamcast, then that seems massive also.

    Xbox to Xbox One is also massive, so it's easy to see how you get that impression.
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  • Crytek is shutting down Warface on Xbox 360

  • Ryze 03/12/2014

    @1Dgaf

    I'll have to take a rain check, before we touch base for some blue sky, out of the box thinking.
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  • It Came From the Desert is getting an Extended Cut... on Sega Mega Drive

  • Ryze 02/12/2014

    Coming this Holiday to the Sega Genesis! Reply 0
  • Editor's blog: Aoife Wilson joins Eurogamer

  • Ryze 02/12/2014

    @Tomahawk

    Don't worry dude, you're simply not thinking 4th dimensionally!

    I'm the editor in 2024, around the time of GTA IX's launch.
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  • Ryze 01/12/2014

    Yay

    :)
    Reply +1
  • Atari: Game Over review

  • Ryze 01/12/2014

    Atari:

    5/10
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  • The case for 30fps PC gaming

  • Ryze 01/12/2014

    @uzivatel

    The Steam survey's full of laptops and PCs running Football Manager and Papers Please.

    If console games were limited by hardware averages, then we'd get more Wii and DS spec games, and nothing would move forward.

    But - yes - most people don't have top-end rigs, and 30fps caps + full controller support would benefit the PC games market greatly.

    Hopefully Valve are paying attention, and make such options standard within SteamOS.
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  • Setting the stage: the actor who made an arcade classic

  • Ryze 30/11/2014

    That game would get me so mad on the 2600.

    Fantastic and infuriating little bastard.
    Reply +1
  • Eurogamer vs Tom Bramwell

  • Ryze 29/11/2014

    Phil Harrison LOL.

    Well, the bits are on the disc...
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  • GAME selling Xbox One and four games for £299

  • Ryze 28/11/2014

    That is a fine deal. Makes me think of my Elite 360 from 2007. That was £300. This is the time of the year when I got it - 7 years ago. It's still great after all this time. Repaired by MS in 2010, and running fine.

    I wonder what other deals I'll see today.
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  • GTA 5's next-gen grass compared

  • Ryze 19/11/2014

    T3h powah ov t3h cloud strikes again! Reply +1
  • Far Cry 4 PC users accidentally reveal they pirated the game

  • Ryze 19/11/2014

    Ooooh, you've got Aoife Wilson.

    Cool.
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  • This Grand Theft Auto 5 next-gen Easter egg sure is a trip

  • Ryze 19/11/2014

    Nobody calls me chicken.
    Hoped it'd be a hoverboard!
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  • Video game price rises spark UK inflation bump

  • Ryze 18/11/2014

    @errolwd40

    If you spent £70 on anything based on just looking at the box, then you're likely just a fool, tbh.

    Sorry to offend you, but - that's just a bit dumb.
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  • Ryze 18/11/2014

    @dennett316 It was £60.

    Virtua Racing was £70, but they, along with N64 and Neo Geo games, were hardware purchases, as 24Mbit carts, carts with co-processors, or even 50-100Mbit carts for N64 & Neo Geo were extremely expensive in the 90s.

    Games now come on optical discs that cost less than £1 each for the entire package - some don't even have instructions nowadays, and how the digital price is £55 without the law getting involved as it has with Apple's iBooks, I don't know.

    Before anyone counters, I know that development costs are high for many games.
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  • Majesco and Midnight City are in dire straits

  • Ryze 18/11/2014

    Businesses need to do business in order to survive, or stop spending money and accruing costs.

    If they make good games, then they need to sell them. If they're just churning out crap, then this is inevitable.

    It's hard to feel sympathy for them, if they're not up to much at the moment.
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  • PlayStation TV review

  • Ryze 16/11/2014

    Sad that it doesn't even allow a Vita or even a phone to be paired to it for basic remote / touchscreen support.

    Another half-baked product shat out from Sony, off to join Vita and PSMove in zombieland.

    Sad.
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