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  • PlayStation 4 and Xbox One cross-platform play switched on in Fortnite, players report

  • SYS64738 18/09/2017

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  • SYS64738 18/09/2017

    Playing on XB vs PS4 is like bringing a knife to a gunfight.

    Edit: what are the negs for? The numbers speak for themselves. 900p/30fps vs 4k/60fps. It's not even funny!
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  • You can buy Destiny 1 silver on Steam, for some reason

  • SYS64738 14/08/2017

    The signs are all there! Half Life 3 imminent! Reply 0
  • Frontier to sell Elite Dangerous spaceship nameplates

  • SYS64738 23/03/2017

    What, like the ones on pimped out Range Rover Sport's? Reply +2
  • The 64 is an unofficial reimagining of the Commodore 64

  • SYS64738 19/04/2016

    The campaign asks for $150,000. At the time of publication, $36,000 had been raised from 151 backers, with a month left to go. (It's worth noting that the campaign gets all the money raised even if it doesn't reach its goal.)
    A fool and their money...
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  • Bandai Namco launches a Dark Souls clothing line, but...

  • SYS64738 08/04/2016

    Was looking forward to a deprived wastecloth there:( Reply +16
  • BBC hands out tiny Micro Bit computer to thousands of children in the UK today

  • SYS64738 22/03/2016

    But does it have a Facebook app? Reply 0
  • Dara O Briain's Go 8 Bit is the UK's next video game TV show

  • SYS64738 21/03/2016

    Am expecting most of these celebs to come from towie and xfactor. Ie attention whores in need of a quick buck. Not that this format would be any better with real celebrities either. Reply 0
  • Digital Foundry: Hands-on with Quantum Break

  • SYS64738 19/03/2016

    Didn't know Danny Dyer is in this! Reply +11
  • Watch: Six lost levels you'll never get to play

  • SYS64738 22/02/2016

    "You won't believe the 7th!" Reply +26
  • Star Citizen is free to play this week

  • SYS64738 02/02/2016

    Just had a look at that $15k item. Says in the description "Javelin destroyer not included".

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  • PlayStation 4 hack confirmed: watch the Linux demo

  • SYS64738 05/01/2016


    The cell chip on its own, fair enough - I just find it hard to believe anyone in a professional field would use a bunch of aging games consoles in lieu of "proper" computer hardware to do complex tasks. Hence my in jest comment:)

    I haven't read up or claim to be very knowledgeable in this field though so am happy to be proven wrong.
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  • SYS64738 05/01/2016


    " A friend of mine has a Doctor's degree in Physics and works in a scientific research company. They used linked PS3's running Linux back in the day because of the Cell CPU being just what they needed for their calculations about folding proteins or something."

    Sounds more like an excuse to get a few LAN party sessions going in the office.
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  • SYS64738 04/01/2016


    Questionable though how well games would run on it given the PS4's hardware is already a few years old.

    To be honest the mediaserver reason is so far the best I heard. But then I could just get a NAS for a couple hundred quid and keep the PS4 within warranty. With most of my software tied to my PSN account I wouldn't want to risk a ban either (not sure how likely that would be but better be safe than sorry IMO).
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  • SYS64738 04/01/2016


    See my previous post to your question but regarding your second paragraph - I personally believe that certain software (being an OS, games or air-conditioning controller) should run on the hardware designed for it.

    Not saying it shouldn't be allowed but why shoe-horn Linux onto the PS4? I very much doubt it'd improve the functionality of it (PSN bans from Sony for running modified hardware could be a possibility, more buggy overall performance for example).

    I'm not the biggest fan of ringfenced systems a la Apple but imagine what would happen if Sony, MS and Nintendo took an "openness" approach to their hardware. Piracy galore and the ultimate death of the platforms as a result. Look at the PSP. Pretty decent hardware sales but software? Not so much.
    Reply +3
  • SYS64738 04/01/2016


    Ok I should've been more specific by saying "why should the end user want to run Linux on a games console".

    I completely get why guys like fail0verflow are doing it.

    The only reason Joe Bloggs would do it in 99% of cases is piracy however, not because "they can" - that's only a tiny minority of the overall user base I reckon.
    Reply +5
  • SYS64738 04/01/2016


    Thing is, the point of buying a console is plug-in-and-play style gaming. Rather than going through all this pain (and for fear of losing access to the PS store, that's one thing Sony could do to "punish" tinkerers for want of a better word) I'd just really... get a PC?
    Reply +5
  • SYS64738 04/01/2016

    Now I just need to understand why I'd want to run Linux on a games console. Reply +86
  • GAME blames low last-gen sales for pre-Christmas slump

  • SYS64738 23/12/2015

    It's not just their pricing, it's the staff too. Last time I went in, I wanted to buy MGS5 for Ł40 (PS3). Could've gotten it cheaper elsewhere but was ok as getting it there was convenient.

    Walked up to the counter, two hipster blokes were messing around with a controller. I was the only one in the queue, patiently waiting for about a minute, without them even acknowledging my presence (we were 5 feet away from each other, there's no way they didn't notice me). A "just a second please" would've been perfectly fine.

    Just when one of them bothered to start moving towards me without too much haste I may add, I turned around, put the game back on the shelf and bought the game at HMV next door instead.

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  • SYS64738 23/12/2015

    "Retailer disappointed with not being able to rip off enough customers, blames last gen consoles instead" Reply +169
  • Unsung games of 2015: Dariusburst: Chronicle Saviours

  • SYS64738 22/12/2015

    Thanks guys, am relieved. This is definitely on my shopping list for my Vita but will wait for a sale.

    Soldner X-2 is how it's done, both in terms of the game itself and its pricing. Gladly paid full whack for it and even got the DLC.
    Reply +1
  • SYS64738 22/12/2015

    Is the rest of the music in the game as awful as in that trailer? Reply -2
  • Bethesda shipped 12m copies of Fallout 4 for launch

  • SYS64738 13/11/2015


    Yeah as I said because of the Steam refund policy limiting gameplay time to less than 2 hours I couldn't really explore much (it really ran horribly for me which didn't help so I spent more time tinkering with the settings and .ini files than playing the game).

    Just read through quite a few reviews where people vented their anger about it being dumbed down, giving plenty of examples where, if true, it would annoy me also as I really liked the lone wanderer/focus on certain skills and deal with the consequences type approach of the previous games (I know you ended up overpowered towards the end but isn't that the case with most RPG's, at least if you grind enough) - although I'd probably still enjoy the game because I like the setting a lot.

    It's the first time since the C64/Amiga days that I can't play a game because I don't own hardware powerful enough:(
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  • SYS64738 13/11/2015


    I only played for 1.5 hours so my experience is not representative of course, but a lot of reviews mention lack of SPECIAL impact, some pointless perks, reduced conversation options, survival mode nothing like in FO:NV, less choice in terms of solving missions peacefully (usually fetch quests and kill xyz tasks).

    Really sounds like a step back to me in terms of gameplay, but I have to take people's word for it as I don't own hardware that can run this properly, which makes me sad as Skyrim looks and runs better than this on my machine.
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  • SYS64738 13/11/2015

    Had to get a refund in Steam as my 4yo laptop couldn't cope (it runs Skyrim at medium/high settings at a stable 30fps, more indoors).

    Reading some of the reviews on Metacritic (I know) it seems the gameplay has been dumbed down a lot, and it's more a Minecraft/FPS hybrid now set in the Fallout universe.

    Might actually revisit New Vegas again, gameplay wise at least the pinnacle of the series for me personally.
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  • Fallout gets its own officially licensed beer

  • SYS64738 23/10/2015

    Carlsberg isn't really beer though let's be honest. Reply +68
  • YouTube confirms paid subscription service

  • SYS64738 22/10/2015

    Youtube started off as a free platform that provided a stage for hobbyists to upload some videos.

    Now that Google got their dirty hands on it, they want to make it like Netflix, but to me the difference in quality in terms of their content is massive.

    I will use Adblock as long as I like, just because some self proclaimed "entertainers" on the platform think they should get paid doesn't mean I have to agree with that, I also don't think their expenses (if there are any) can be compared with TV or movie producers. It's mostly some kid in their bedrooms filming themselves with a phone camera.

    If me refusing to play ball getting ads shoved into my face means Youtube will close down (despite cash rich blue chip Google at the helm) because they don't make enough money then so be it, the world won't end and I'm sure another service will pop up elsewhere.
    Reply +12
  • Xbox One gets its own limited edition Fallout 4 controller

  • SYS64738 20/10/2015

    Michael O'Leary would approve of the colour scheme. Reply 0
  • Payday 2 community erupts in anger at addition of stat-changing microtransactions

  • SYS64738 16/10/2015

    Pay Day indeed. Reply +62
  • MineCon dated for July in London

  • SYS64738 02/02/2015

    My calendar is blocked. Reply +4
  • Remember Sierra? Looks like it's coming back

  • SYS64738 08/08/2014

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  • Gran Turismo 7 in the works, standard cars set to stay

  • SYS64738 27/06/2014

    I prefer calling GT a driving rather than a racing game. The racing is pants, the driving is sublime, and this has been greatly improved thanks to a revised driving model in GT6. If you don't get a kick out of time trialling your favourite cars across various tracks then probably best to steer (no pun intended) clear. Reply +6
  • SYS64738 27/06/2014


    They only updated a few of the standards - many still show terrible jaggies and none of them have a proper cockpit view with the exception of open wheel/caterham type vehicles.

    Edit: Toyota Supra Mk3 was one car I would even use as a standard but there was no work whatsoever put into it, jarring given it's quite a popular vehicle. Very disappointing.
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  • SYS64738 27/06/2014

    I for one can't handle looking at the standards in GT5/6. I play exclusively in cockpit mode and switching to a standard car destroys the immersion first and foremost, and just makes the game feel very inconsistent.

    While you could sort of avoid the standards in GT5, they went in the (IMO) wrong direction by grouping premiums & standards into the same selection screens, so you have to look out for a 'simple cockpit' in GT6 now. I wish it would be possible to completely hide the standards as an option, surely that can't be difficult to even patch in.

    But I won't hold my breath that this will be implemented any time soon.
    Reply +8
  • Super Mario 64 120 star speed run sets new world record

  • SYS64738 23/04/2014


    @DreadedWalrus There's also the element of 'if they play less games than me they're not a gamer. If they play more, they need to get a life.'
    Can only speak for myself but I think you're missing the point a little - It's not the amount of hours he spent gaming as such; I'm pretty sure I spent a multiple of 5000 hours throughout my time as a 'gamer' since the mid 1980s (with no regrets btw).

    But the thought of spending that amount of time on essentially the same repetitive activity would put me off anything for good, let alone my favourite hobby.
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  • SYS64738 23/04/2014


    5000 hours spent on the same game though? As I said his dedication is impressive but it seems a tad overly OCD.
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  • SYS64738 23/04/2014

    While I'm sure the achievement is impressive, I can only wonder what other, more productive tasks could've been performed in those 5,000 hours... Reply -15
  • Games of 2013: Euro Truck Simulator 2

  • SYS64738 22/12/2013

    There's a mod that removes the speed limiter but also think the game added this in a recent update.Been putting well over 50 hours into this now, just finishing that last 10hour haul is just so addictive.The realism and feel of the game is something else, and the modding scene excellent - there's a complete Scandinavian road network mod available. Well deserved game of the year and definitely beats a lot of so-called AAA titles in terms of fun and gameplay. Reply +23
  • Angry Birds Go! micro-transaction prices reduced for UK launch

  • SYS64738 12/12/2013

    Guys. Relax. It's clearly a social experiment. Reply 0
  • Letter from America: I love Gran Turismo 6

  • SYS64738 07/12/2013


    Heh. Any specimen of every single type live on these pages.
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  • Gran Turismo 6 review

  • SYS64738 07/12/2013


    Found out the issue last night. It was the flicker reduction setting, it has a huge impact on performance. I always had it on in GT5 but isn't really needed in 6. By no means perfect but it'll do.
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  • SYS64738 06/12/2013


    Do you have the disc or PSN version, just out of interest?
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  • SYS64738 06/12/2013

    Martin, why no mention of the obvious framerate issues? I have the game since last night and they struck me as soon as viewing cars in the selection screen (which while not great can be ignored) but are much worse while driving, particularly in interior view. Reply +36
  • GAME launches its own hourly Black Friday deals

  • SYS64738 29/11/2013

    Skyrim Legendary Edition (includes all DLC) is about 13 Euros on Steam at the moment. Now THAT is what I call a deal. Reply +5
  • Sony explains PS4 digital game pricing

  • SYS64738 28/11/2013


    Last week actually. At a great discount I may add.

    Edit: To be fair, Steam is my first port of call for PC games as their pricing is mostly decent and great if a sale is on.
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  • Sony finalises PS4 launch titles and prices

  • SYS64738 27/11/2013


    Sad thing is - if I walk into a high street shop (of which there are hardly any left here in Dublin), I pay between 59 and 69 Euros (think I've seen copies of GTA 5 for a whopping 75 Euros). Shame if that leaves online shopping as the only reasonable alternative as I quite liked walking into a shop, buy a copy, and play it 30 mins later.
    Reply +5
  • SYS64738 27/11/2013

    69 Euros for a videogame. Reminds me of the days of the Mega Drive/SNES... And you have to be grateful if that gives you the full experience i.e. no horse armour style day one DLC or microtransaction shenanigans. Reply +10
  • Face-Off Preview: Need for Speed: Rivals on PS4 and Xbox One

  • SYS64738 15/11/2013

    I wonder if they went down the path of going for the lowest common denominator, to make both versions look good but not great. Hopefully not but it wouldn't surprise me either. Reply +50
  • SYS64738 15/11/2013

    FIFTH!!!!111!!5 Reply +5
  • Grand Theft Auto 5 review

  • SYS64738 16/09/2013

    GTA's are those rare games that I buy before reading a single review.

    Looks like it'll stay that way\o/

    Edit: Just finished reading the review, would've liked to hear more about how it runs (not DF style detail which I'm sure will follow soon, a single line saying 'it runs smooth' would've been fine!) and more about game mechanics changes vs GTA4 (I hear the police chases have changed a fair bit), but I guess I'll find out for myself tonight!
    Reply +6