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  • Face-Off: Resident Evil HD Remaster

  • Shakey_Jake33 21/01/2015

    Any chance of a Face-Off between the PS4/One/PC version, and the GameCube version? That seems more useful, to be honest! Reply +1
  • Resident Evil HD Remaster review

  • Shakey_Jake33 20/01/2015

    Nevertheless, Spencer Mansion ultimately fails as a locale because of its implausibility. It is a place that has been designed in service to the designer's puzzles, rather than vice-versa and, for this reason, feels fake and contrived, characteristics that undermine the horror rather than heighten it.
    I understand this critisism and it is not unreasonable, but I feel that it misses the point. The setting is supposed to serve the purpose of the game, which is to combine horror and suspense with puzzles so that the mansion slowly 'unravels' itself. The mansion is like a massive riddle in itself.

    If they tried to make it a realistic, covincing mansion first and foremost, then the game would have been rubbish.
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  • This third-party Wii U GameCube controller adapter works with PC, too

  • Shakey_Jake33 13/01/2015

    It also supports Nintendont - a homebrew application for the WiiU that allows running GameCube games natively. It runs using the Wii mode exploits, which Nintendo have shown no interest in patching thus still works on the latest firmware.

    I get that Eurogamer don't want to be talking about console exploits too much, but Nintendont compatiblity was the reason this third party adaptor was developed in the first place!
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  • Did you know Gaming? runs through the Sega Dreamcast

  • Shakey_Jake33 12/01/2015

    Online gaming, broadband adaptor, 60Hz on PAL consoles, VGA, analogue triggers, these are just some of the innovations that the Dreamcast brought that are now standard. With many of these, other companies didn't catch up until the PS3/360 generation. Reply +11
  • Shakey_Jake33 12/01/2015

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  • The evolution of Xbox One - as told by the SDK leak

  • Shakey_Jake33 12/01/2015

    @ghostgate2001 It wasn't necessarily a decision by Microsoft and Sony not to make their machines backwards compatible. They're not backwards compatible because the architechture of the hardware is completely different.

    There are three main methods of achieving backwards compatibility (aside from cloud gaming).

    1) Virtualisation. This requires that the new hardware architechture itself is inherently backwards compatible with the previous console. This is why the WiiU can play Wii games (and even GameCube games with certain homebrew). This is not the case with the Xbox One and PS4 - they both use x86-64 hardware, whereas the 360 and PS3 used PPC and PPC-derived Core hardware. These are not compatible. Microsoft and Sony could have designed the XBox and PS4 using compatible hardware, but the consoles would have been less powerful, less efficient using archaic hardware, and probably more expensive. It would have been a nonsense decision to hold back newer hardware for this purpose.

    2) Emulation. This requires that the XBox One and PS4 are powerful enough to accurately emulate the 360 and PS3 in software, at a level where the emulation is accurate enough to use in a commercial product. This is not the case, and probably not even possible on today's high end consumer PCs either.

    3) Including old hardware in the new console. This was common back in the 80s and 90s when, for example, the CPU from the older console could be reused as a sound processor (for example) in the new console. This is why the MegaDrive plays Master System games (with a physical adaptor), the PS2 plays PS1 games, GBA plays GB games etc. This is no longer a realistic option. Including the PS3's Cell processor in the PS4 as a sound processor would have been insane. Hardware is simply so expensive these days that reusing components for such a purpose isn't realistic without doubling the cost of the console.

    So in other words, backwards compatibility was essentially impossible.
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  • Sony delays PlayStation 4 launch in China

  • Shakey_Jake33 08/01/2015

    Curse those 'various factors', always causing problems. Reply +4
  • CVG to close

  • Shakey_Jake33 19/12/2014

    I don't understand the mourning - CVG died when Future bought it. It is literally a completely different entity merely sharing the name.

    These posts of mourning are about 5 years overdue.
    Reply +3
  • Capcom warns of Marvel vs. Capcom Origins delisting on PSN and XBL

  • Shakey_Jake33 19/12/2014

    Yay for digital distribution eh? Good luck playing this one in 10 years time. Reply +5
  • You can move Dark Souls from Games for Windows Live to Steam next month

  • Shakey_Jake33 16/12/2014

    From one DRM service to another! Reply 0
  • Windows 10 leak reveals new Xbox app for PC

  • Shakey_Jake33 15/12/2014

    People have been gaming on Windows for years, of course. Aside from providing the OS etc., Microsoft no longer dictate it. That's their own fault. Reply +20
  • Nintendo kills NINJHAX 3DS homebrew exploit

  • Shakey_Jake33 11/12/2014

    @clapiotis I dunno, I'm pretty sure my 3DS is mine. Reply +2
  • Shakey_Jake33 10/12/2014

    @Bickle2 Do you actually know anything about the Ninjhax exploit? It's been explicitly designed to be impossible to use for piracy. It's a user-mode level exploit which doesn't decrypt any of the higher level encryptions required for piracy. Reply +2
  • Shakey_Jake33 10/12/2014

    Funny that Nintendo has patched Ninjhax (which only allows homebrew, no piracy) yet failed to patch Sky3DS (which allows piracy but no homebrew). Reply +22
  • Sonic Boom: Rise of Lyric review

  • Shakey_Jake33 24/11/2014

    @skunkfish Yeah, the demo was awful. The full 3DS game is decent though because it's extremely well structured. It's the first game I've played in years where replaying stages serves a purpose and is actually a rewarding experience.

    It fails at being a Sonic game, but it's a decent platformer. The WiiU version is not, however.
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  • Shakey_Jake33 24/11/2014

    Please review the 3DS version separately. It is a completely different game by a different developer, and actually decent.

    Eurogamer have a habit of forgetting handheld versions of multiplatform games.
    Reply +59
  • Kingdom Hearts HD 2.5 Remix Collector's Edition adds 1.5 Remix

  • Shakey_Jake33 06/11/2014

    Not much of a surprise seeing as the Japanese Collectors Edition released around a month and a half ago was exactly the same! Reply -1
  • The New 3DS XL unlocks the potential of Nintendo's handheld

  • Shakey_Jake33 19/09/2014

    it also contains the buttons and functionality of the ugly, bloated 3DS Circle Pad Pro add-on
    Please stop saying this! It causes such confusing because the new controls are not backwards compatible with the Cicle Pad Pro!
    Reply +1
  • Nintendo shows off NES Edition 3DS XL

  • Shakey_Jake33 11/09/2014

    These have the added shoulder and second directional buttons found on the Circle Pad Pro, as well as in-built NFC compatibility.
    Nobody seems to have noticed that Circle Pad Pro compatible games are not compatible with the added buttons on the New 3DS, however. And indeed, any new cross-compatible game will still not support the Circle Pad Pro.

    You'd think this fact would be getting more coverage on the gaming news sites.
    Reply +1
  • Shakey_Jake33 11/09/2014

    @CaptainKid It's a new 3DS but not the new New 3DS. So it's new, but it's not New. So if you're expecting it to be a new New 3DS, I'm afraid you're out of luck - it's merely a new 3DS, not a new New 3DS. Reply +31
  • Shakey_Jake33 11/09/2014

    Seems like rather poor timing to release these after the New 3DS has been announced. I guess Limited Edition consoles do only appeal to a niche, but you'd imagine most people would now wait for a New 3DS at this point. If the Japanese price point is anything to go by, the New 3DS should be the same price or cheaper than the existing 3DS, making the existing 3DS and XL a rather uncompelling proposition this year. Reply +5
  • Resident Evil: Revelations 2 will debut as four weekly episodic downloads

  • Shakey_Jake33 10/09/2014

    I guess I'll be waiting for the disc, then. Reply +16
  • How to remove Dead Rising 3 PC's 30fps cap

  • Shakey_Jake33 05/09/2014

    A shame really because Capcom's recently PC ports have been extremely well optimised. Reply +1
  • Rise of the Tomb Raider exclusive to Xbox One

  • Shakey_Jake33 12/08/2014

    Utter twats. Nobody wins here, aside from some people gaining bragging rights.

    "This doesn't mean that we're walking away from our fans who only play on PlayStation or on PC. Those are great systems, with great partners, and amazing communities. We have Lara Croft and the Temple of Osiris coming to those platforms this December, and Tomb Raider: The Definitive Edition is available on PS4."
    And with attitudes like that, I'm beginning to regret buying the latter.
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  • Now TV has arrived on PS4

  • Shakey_Jake33 24/07/2014

    I'd be all over a monthly Sky Sports sub at 9.99 or even 19.99.

    9.99 for one day seems like a bad joke, though.
    Reply +1
  • The Last of Us: Remastered's photo mode coming in day one patch

  • Shakey_Jake33 22/07/2014

    @ghostgate2001 Not sure how you've come to that conclusion - the game installing from the disc, after all.

    Reading from hard drive is much faster than reading from disc, hence the install. It's as simple as that.
    Reply +3
  • Microsoft announces 18,000 jobs to be cut in the next year

  • Shakey_Jake33 17/07/2014

    "It's important to note that while we are eliminating roles in some areas, we are adding roles in certain other strategic areas"
    I'm sure those 18,000 people getting the sack will be happy to hear that...
    Reply +3
  • Editor's blog: I am sexist

  • Shakey_Jake33 20/06/2014

    The first step towards equality is for people to recognise that they themselves may unwittingly say or do sexist things on a regular basis, without really interpreting these things as sexist. Many people (who may not necessarily be misogynistic) need to come to terms with this and 'unlearn' these attitudes - they are often inescapable in a society that is inherently sexist. But when people are unwilling or unable to recognise their own unintentionally sexist actions and go on the defensive, people try to change the narrative - be it dismissing debates as 'political correctness gone mad' ("it's just a joke!"), dismissing it as a 'non-issue' ("games are just a bit of fun, lighten up!"), or even attacking feminism entirely by ignorantly characterising feminism itself as sexist (9gag on a daily basis).

    Either way, it results in the buck being passed, the blame ultimately falling again on women, rather than examining the less explicit examples of sexism in everyday society and in our everyday conversations that are overlooked. These are an actualisation of sexism's deep permeation in society.

    It is ironic that so many comments on the article on Eurogamer dismiss this as nonsense, determined to see this as a complete non-issue and 'PC gone mad'. He's talking about you, people!
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  • Halo: The Master Chief Collection is pure fan service

  • Shakey_Jake33 12/06/2014

    Release this on PC, and I'll be all over it. Reply 0
  • PlayStation Now entering open beta next month in North America

  • Shakey_Jake33 10/06/2014

    Hey Sony, remember Europe? That place that is not North America? I reckon they might like Playstation Now too. Reply +15
  • Obama praises Witcher 2, but it doesn't sound like he played it

  • Shakey_Jake33 03/06/2014

    Slow news day indeed.

    "Obama has probably not played The Witcher 2" shocker.
    Reply -16
  • Xbox One without Kinect matches PS4 price in Japan

  • Shakey_Jake33 27/05/2014

    I live in Japan and I didn't know the console was even being released here. I don't think anybody does.

    Dead on arrival indeed.
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  • EA Sports announces FIFA 14 Ultimate Team: World Cup

  • Shakey_Jake33 27/05/2014

    I have never played FUT. How much will playing a team on this cost me in real money? Reply +1
  • Watch Dogs review

  • Shakey_Jake33 27/05/2014

    @Syrette Spot on. Not that I have anything against Eurogamer reviews - I agree with them 90% of the time, but reviews are one person's opinion by nature. The great thing about the internet is there's so many ways to get a second, third, or hundredth opinion - other reviews, forums etc.

    As a side note, more reviews need to include a second and third opinion as a little insert-box in the article. Mean Machines did this 20 years ago and it worked great. They weren't afraid of disagreeing with the main reviewer, either.
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  • See what Metro's next-gen remakes look like in action

  • Shakey_Jake33 22/05/2014

    Glad I held fire on buying Last Light. I'll be all over this. Reply +1
  • Evolution addresses DriveClub micro-transactions concern

  • Shakey_Jake33 22/05/2014

    "We don't want them to use them really," Rustchynsky said.
    Nobody is making you include them. Actually, maybe somebody is?
    Reply +10
  • Use your phone as a mic with SingStar PS4

  • Shakey_Jake33 22/05/2014

    @Widge I don't see why backwards compatibility would be required. Unless I'm missing something, surely it would only need to verify which tracks are stored on the disc? Reply 0
  • Xbox One external storage support coming in June

  • Shakey_Jake33 21/05/2014

    Microsoft are doing what Sony did after the rocky PS3 start - gradually dealing with user complaints, ticking the boxes and getting the machine as close to feature-parity with their rival as possible.

    Sony cannot be complacent, they won't be able to rely purely on having the more powerful console if Microsoft begin to turn around public perception. Sony should know that too well, having pulled off the same miracle themselves.
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  • Nintendo refuses to allow same-sex relationships in Tomodachi Life

  • Shakey_Jake33 08/05/2014

    I think an awful lot of people here hold some unreasonably strong views about this, particularly those who are dismissing this as a non-issue and berate those who do. Criticising those who question why their sexual orientation isn't included isn't 'cool', it's a legitimate concern that Nintendo have tried to address.

    I don't see this issue as so complicated. Nintendo have clearly omitted to include same-sex relationships, and this was almost certainly not intentional. It is a Japanese game, and while same-sex relationships are not the taboo that they are for some people in the west, they are not widely understood either. Most people I know in Japan accept same-sex relationships while being naively unaware of the societal discrimination and exclusion that exists. In that sense, it is believable that this is an unintentional oversight by Nintendo, and one that is probably difficult to fix at this late stage.

    At the same time, people who are criticising others for highlighting the issue are somewhat missing the point. Nobody is accusing Nintendo have having an homophobic hidden agenda, people are just questioning the omission in the hope that this might be fixed in the future (or in future games). I think this is perfectly acceptable.

    @ToiletDuck "this is a non issue to me"

    Then I guess everybody should stop talking about it then, eh?
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  • Behold! The upcoming $499 1080p NES remake

  • Shakey_Jake33 06/05/2014

    There are cheaper solutions if you already own a NES and simply want to get a high quality video output from the console.
    Reply +6
  • Evolve community manager fired after Twitter racism controversy

  • Shakey_Jake33 02/05/2014

    It's not rocket science. Of course Stirling is entitled to his own opinion. Nobody is disputing that, he hasn't been arrested for anything, and hasn't been charged for anything.

    Here's the rub. Himself holding such views makes his position untenable. In the position of an NBA team owner, to hold such bigoted views about a large section of society makes it untenable to be the owner of a team who not only consists of many black people, but also represents a community who find such views abhorrent.

    Nobody is saying Stirling cannot be a racist. People are saying that Stirling cannot be a racist and also an NBA team owner.
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  • Microsoft takes notice of Xbox One fan's vision for console UI

  • Shakey_Jake33 01/05/2014

    @J0s3Sn4k3 That doesn't make sense though. Both the XBox One and PS4 have extremely similar AMD Radeon GPUs. There's no reason why Mantle couldn't be supported on the PS4 as well.

    Let's not forget that these APIs (Direct3D, OpenGL, Mantle etc.) are all simply interfaces to access the features supported by the actual hardware. Any feature supported by one API can subsequently be added to another API. If features can be retrospectively added to the API of one console, logic would dictate that the same would apply to the another, given the similar graphical hardware.
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  • Paul W.S. Anderson is making another Resident Evil movie

  • Shakey_Jake33 29/04/2014

    @gillri He deserves a certain amount of credit just for Event Horizon. Genuinely good sci-fi horror film, clearly the inspiration for Dead Space.

    The Resident Evil films are rubbish, though.
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  • Shakey_Jake33 29/04/2014

    Please stop making these. I don't doubt Anderson's pedigree as a direction - Event Horizon was awesome. But please stop appropriating the Resident Evil brand for a series of films with little in common with the games (aside from the existence of zombies and liberal interpretations of the names and places). Reply +1
  • Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed mobile goes F2P

  • Shakey_Jake33 25/04/2014

    Excellent game. Which is why I hope the move to F2P doesn't ruin it. Reply +4
  • Face-Off: Final Fantasy 14: A Realm Reborn on PS4

  • Shakey_Jake33 19/04/2014

    @Shepard_Commander FF15 looks awful, to be honest. If that's the path the single player series is going down, I'll just stick with the online FF games - FF14 is like the spiritual successor to FF12 that I always wanted. Reply +1
  • Shakey_Jake33 19/04/2014

    Probably because Final Fantasy 14 doesn't actually have much in the way of framerate drops. It's very consistent in fact. Just not 60fps. Reply +2
  • Shakey_Jake33 19/04/2014

    Just to add to this article, SquareEnix have put a large amount of work into the Remote Play feature. The controls are tweaked so that only non-essential buttons are mapped to the touch panel (thus, L2 and R2 get mapped to the L and R buttons rather than the touch panel, as they are more important in this game).

    Also, the front touch panel actually works like a mouse pointer, similar to the touch pad on the controller. This works extremely well and makes it much less fiddly to switch between windows and boxes on the small handheld device. Really good effort by SquareEnix to stick the full MMO experience on the handheld with few compromises.

    The PS4 version is excellent, by the way. The framerate might not be 60fps, but is is extremely consistent, looks extremely smooth, the 1080p presentation really helps with an MMO where the screen can get cluttered with all the GUI stuff, and you can see more characters in big battles. You can use a keyboard to chat (and still use the controller to actually play the game but just want to use the keyboard to chat, like me), or use a mouse too, and the game's GUI will switch to the same as on the PC (more hotkeys, etc.).

    Good job.
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  • Rollercoaster Tycoon 4 Mobile review

  • Shakey_Jake33 18/04/2014

    So glad to see that Eurogamer have the guts to give stuff like this a 1/10. Too many reviews try to pretend that the in-built business model for these games shouldn't factor into judgement of the game itself - but as demonstrated here, it certainly can have a direct influence on the gameplay itself. And in this case, seems to contradict the spirit of the series.

    Down with this sort of thing.
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  • Final Fantasy 14: A Realm Reborn reaches over 2 million registered accounts

  • Shakey_Jake33 17/04/2014

    The game is now excellent, by the way. I'm not an MMO person at all, but I'm quite addicted to it. In many ways, it feels like the spiritual successor to the underrated Final Fantasy XII. It is obviously similar to XI, but much easier to get into. A rare MMO that sucks you in right from the start rather than daunting you.

    The PS4 version is great, too. As good as the PC version in most ways. It has a 30fps cap to allow more characters on screen during the larger battles, but is 1080p, supports keyboard and mouse (though the controller + keyboard for typing works just as well), the controller touch panel is used as a mouse pointer, and a huge amount of thought even went into the Remote Play support - the controls and on-screen prompts adjust for the Vita, and the front touch panel becomes the mouse pointer.

    Overall, SquareEnix have done the impossible with this game. It is a far superior effort than the most recent single player Final Fantasy games, I think I'll just stick with their online games from now on.
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