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  • Switch clicks in the hands, but on paper, it's in trouble

  • Spuzzell 13/01/2017


    Like I say. Build the Switch by all means. But make it a portable first, with TV play as a bonus.

    Apart from anything else, by waiting another 6 months Nintendo could have used the Tegra X2 in the Switch instead of the practically obsolete X1, meaning better battery life and vastly superior performance.

    Instead of doing that AS WELL as building a home console everyone could actually consider buying rather than just us Nintendo die-hards, (by the way, that's the reason for wanting a wide range of launch titles. Not everyone only wants to play Zelda) we have an underpowered expensive home console that is also a compromised handheld.

    I love Nintendo, always have.

    But this makes no sense. At all.
    Reply +16
  • Spuzzell 13/01/2017

    It's just so annoying.

    The Wii-U had no software and due to the expense of its almost universally unused screen controller gimmick was hugely underpowered for its price compared to its competition, so no-one bought it.

    So what do Nintendo do for their next console?

    The exact same thing, only this time online play isn't free.

    Do they just not bother with market research?

    If I were to choose between 3 broadly equal consoles with the same multi-platform titles by their exclusives, I would 10,000% always choose the Nintendo option.

    All they had to do was build a £350 console with £350 worth of power able to perform at the same level as the Scorpio and it would have 3rd party support all over the place, plus Nintendos exclusives and they would have cleaned up the home console market.

    Then they could have released the Switch as the replacement for the 3DS and cleaned up the portable market too.

    I just... GAH.
    Reply +24
  • In Theory: Can AMD Ryzen break the Intel CPU monopoly?

  • Spuzzell 08/01/2017


    There is zero hassle using any processor. You wold have no clue as to what you were running on without reading the BIOS boot.

    Don't fan boy over a CPU, come on.
    Reply +16
  • Nintendo patent hints at VR support for Switch

  • Spuzzell 16/12/2016

    So, like, 4 pixels per eye?

    Reply +2
  • Activision will let you try Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare free for five days

  • Spuzzell 13/12/2016


    Reply -1
  • Spuzzell 13/12/2016

    Saw the headline, and read the story and..


    I don't even want it for free.

    That's not a ringing endorsement.
    Reply +31
  • Man blows $1m of stolen money on Game of War

  • Spuzzell 12/12/2016


    The figures are literally laid out in the court filing.

    All you have to do is read it before dismissing it as rubbish.

    I hate this post-fact willfully ignorant mindset. It's how Brexit and Trump won.
    Reply +12
  • Final Fantasy 15's story is being patched

  • Spuzzell 07/12/2016

    Oh, they're putting a story in now?

    Probably a good idea.

    Still going to be about being One Direction though.
    Reply -5
  • Russian MPs call for FIFA 17 ban over "gay propaganda"

  • Spuzzell 06/12/2016


    There's 3 billion more of us than there were 30 years ago.

    TBH the planet and the species will last longer the more gay people there are.

    How can you say you don't think it's appropriate for a website to state that people should all be treated the same way?

    Without feeling utterly ashamed of yourself?

    It is beyond me.
    Reply +9
  • Spuzzell 06/12/2016


    It's a story on a government looking to ban the latest FIFA due to it having rainbows in.

    Point me to the government of a Muslim country calling for a ban on the latest FIFA due to it having rainbows in?

    Oh, you can't?

    Then may I suggest you sit down and shut up?

    Have a nice little nibble on Uncle Putins salami to calm you down?
    Reply +1
  • How Football Manager 2017 is making football fans panic about Brexit

  • Spuzzell 25/11/2016


    You're an un-informed mistaken fool, spouting meaningless platitudes and ignorant generalities.

    The damage your vote has caused is astounding, and will drag our country backwards for generations, and you have no idea why you did it.

    You should be ashamed.
    Reply +5
  • Spuzzell 25/11/2016


    Yep. There's no good in this situation at all, except possibly for the French and German financial sectors who will pick up most of our financial sector should anything other than the most gentle of soft Brexits occur.

    We will suffer huge damage for decades ahead, and Europe will hurt a bit for a few years.

    It's undoubtedly us who will take the larger hurt by a a long way though. Even Boris knows that.
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  • Spuzzell 25/11/2016


    There are 27 countries in the EU who will still be in the EU if we leave.

    There will be 1 country who will NOT be in the EU if we leave.

    It takes a special kind of snowflake to believe that it's the 27 who will suffer rather than the 1.
    Reply +4
  • Spuzzell 25/11/2016

    Will Brexit hurt the UK economically and make it harder to attract foreign workers and foreign investments, causing the UK to become maginalised internationally?

    UK Government: yes
    International governments: yes
    Financial experts: yes
    Premier League: yes
    Sports Interactive: yes

    Some Eurogamer readers: fuck you! SJW agenda! Salt! Salt! SAAAAAALT
    Reply +7
  • Digital Foundry's 2016 Black Friday/Cyber Monday top deals

  • Spuzzell 24/11/2016


    The pound is worth about 25% less than it was, and that's entirely due to Brexit.

    Importing a graphics card is 25% more expensive now.
    Reply +7
  • What does the Overwatch PS4 Pro patch actually do?

  • Spuzzell 19/11/2016

    The Pro is the first console actually designed to attempt flawless 1080/60.

    Expecting a 50% at best bump in hardware over the PS4 to deal with 400% more work (4k) is ridiculous.

    The PS4 Pro isn't a 4k gaming machine. It just isn't.
    Reply -2
  • Nintendo punishing Pokémon Sun and Moon pirates by blocking 3DS online access

  • Spuzzell 16/11/2016


    Are you kidding?

    It's the pirates that are crying, due to being busted for being scumbags.

    Everyone who isn't a thieving chav is laughing.
    Reply +4
  • Spuzzell 16/11/2016


    Piracy is shit, but pirating and THEN using the companies expensively maintained servers to play your pirated game on?

    That's both stupid and incredibly scumbag-ish.

    Personally I think it'd be great if Nintendo could brick the console itself until the game was bought properly.
    Reply +13
  • Spuzzell 16/11/2016

    Good, so long as Nintendo thought to include blanket bans from online services as a possibility in their TOS.

    Fuck pirates.
    Reply +41
  • Dishonored 2 launch sales down 38% on Dishonored

  • Spuzzell 14/11/2016

    I don't trust Bethesda games to work.

    It's that simple. If there's no advance review then there is absolutely zero chance of me buying any Bethesda title.

    I waited for Dishonoured to be released with all DLC and bugfixes and despite loving it and really wanting to play the sequel, as a PC gamer no advance reviews + Bethesda = not touching that with someone else's 10 foot barge pole.
    Reply +4
  • DiRT 3 Complete Edition is free on PC and Mac through the Humble Store

  • Spuzzell 11/11/2016


    I thought "Free? Great, I've wanted to play this for years!"

    Checked my Steam library to see what other Dirt titles I have.

    I have this already.

    So then I did a bit of browsing on Humble to see if there was anything else, and you know Driver: San Francisco? I've always wanted to play that too.

    So I checked Steam and yep. I already bought it.


    No more. No more games. Nope. Nope.
    Reply +24
  • The final Wii U will roll off Nintendo's production line this week

  • Spuzzell 01/11/2016


    Nothing to do with what format the games come on, the Wii U and Switch use completely different and incompatible processing systems.

    To run Wii U games on Switch would require software emulation of the Wii U hardware, which would then run the game. That's perfectly possible (cemu) but requires a hefty PC to run games at all, let alone run them perfectly.

    There's essentially zero chance of Wii U games ever appearing on Switch, they'd need to be completely, and I mean completely, re-written.
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  • Spuzzell 01/11/2016


    There's zero chance of backwards compatibility, the hardware is utterly different.

    I'd still quite like to buy a Wii U, but they're still asking around £300 for one plus the games I'd want to play, which... nope.
    Reply +16
  • NX is now Nintendo Switch, a portable console with detachable controllers

  • Spuzzell 20/10/2016



    Wasn't.. wasn't actually expecting to want one.


    Reply +2
  • Hearthstone announces new mode with $10 entry fee

  • Spuzzell 18/10/2016


    What? How is that in ANY WAY related to currency fluctuations?

    What is WRONG with you Brexiters oh my God.

    The damage you've fucking done and you have NO IDEA why you did it.
    Reply +3
  • Spuzzell 18/10/2016


    I'm sure that's true, and not just another un-informed and baseless Brexiter example of "yur, werl, EVERYBODY knows..."

    However, Blizzard do not do that. $10 worth of something from Blizzard has previously cost us in the UK £6.50.

    That will no longer be the case, as since the Brexit vote our currency has been going down the toilet.

    Thanks, Brexit.
    Reply +3
  • Spuzzell 18/10/2016


    It's valid to mention Brexit as Brexit is the sole reason why the £ is worth close to 40% less than it should be. $10 should be around £6.40, not £10.

    But it isn't, because Brexit means we're going to be very much weaker and poorer.

    Thanks, Brexit!

    Politicians are there to do the best thing for the country, not blindly follow misled and ignorant voters who hadn't the first idea what they were actually voting for, and in fact were told they were voting for something that never existed.

    I hope (and expect) that Parliament will vote to never enact article 50, it's a geo-political and economic suicide note.

    On topic: 1000 gold/$10? Fuck that. I've never gone beyond 6 wins in arena, and I've only done that twice.
    Reply +5
  • Sunless Sea - Zubmariner review

  • Spuzzell 18/10/2016


    Wash the sand out of your bottom.

    Sunless Sea is fabulous, its by far the game I've thought about most when not playing it ever.

    If you don't like stories and unsettling atmosphere then it's not for you.. if you just want to shoot stuff you CAN do that but it's not what the game is really about.
    Reply +2
  • Anti-Trump ad alleges candidate "mains Hanzo" in Overwatch

  • Spuzzell 15/10/2016


    "How can one reconcile with her getting money from regimes where women have no rights with being angry at Trump"

    OK, lets balance it out shall we?

    Clinton's charity has accepted donations from the middle East - Trump has sexually assaulted multiple women, raped his wife and is on trial next month for raping a 13 year old child.

    Yes, I think she gets to be angry at Trump.
    Reply +4
  • Spuzzell 15/10/2016


    You understand that firstly you're repeating lies, and secondly, even if those lies were true:

    Clinton degraded women - Trump sexually assaulted women. And degraded women. And thinks women should be punished for having abortions. And is accused of child rape.

    Clinton proved her incompetency over Benghazi and lied about it(NINE, repeat NINE Republican Congressional investigations have found Clinton has no case to answer here btw) - Trump advocates war crimes, thinks Russia is justified in invading Ukraine and has lied repeatedly over his misjudgment on the Iraq war

    Clinton sent emails from her private server. Did she break any laws? Nope. Did she lie? Nope - Trump has encouraged a foreign power to hack his own countries governmental servers, and uses those illegally obtained emails from Wikileaks IN HIS CAMPAIGN ADS.

    Daesh is nothing to do with Clinton, and you sound like an idiot trying to pretend you think otherwise - Trump wants to ban every Muslim in the world from entering the USA, and wants to put the ones already there in camps.

    There is NO WAY you can favour Trump over Clinton in any of those scenarios that you think are reasons not to vote for Clinton.

    There just isn't.
    Reply +13
  • Spuzzell 15/10/2016


    They've all said why, because of the Access Hollywood tape and Trump then claiming he was just talking and would never actually do the things he said he likes to do.

    You have watched it, I assume?

    Understandably, these women didn't think that claim could be let to stand, and are now telling people why they know Trump isn't fit to be president.

    And he is NOT harmless. He's a sexual predator! He's unbalanced and unable to take advice and has been bankrupt multiple times.

    He'd be in charge of womans rights, the law, international relationships and the economy, and he's quite clearly shit at all those things.

    How can you vote for THAT instead of a competent yet cold and unlikeable woman?
    Reply +2
  • Spuzzell 15/10/2016


    "Clinton is the most despicable person on earth."

    She sent emails from a private server and didn't predict a terrorist attack.

    She's opposing a sexual assaulting, racist, multiple bankrupt, hatred spewing liar who wants to put an entire religion into camps.

    But yeah, clearly Clinton is the worst.
    Reply +8
  • Spuzzell 15/10/2016


    I think supporting either candidate was acceptable a couple of weeks ago though if you don't see a difference between the hateful stuff generated by Luckeys group and this then you should have a little think about yourself.

    Since just before the first debate though, anyone publicly supporting Trump is proclaiming their support for a someone who repeatedly sexually assaults and demeans women.

    His wife describes a violent rape he committed against her.

    Multiple women have come forward with accusations that he treated them exactly as he described how he treats women in the Access Hollywood tape. (and by the way, Billy Bush was fired for his part in that tape.. so apparently being president requires a lower standard of behavior than presenting an entertainment show)

    I don't know if you're aware that there is a court date in November for a trial where Trump is accused of raping a 13 year old girl.

    Anyone still supporting this man is either willfully ignoring the horrific behavior of Trump, or thinks that how he behaves is admirable, or thinks that raping and sexually assaulting women and girls is less important than sending emails from a private server.

    None of those beliefs deserve the slightest shred of respect.

    You can't really defend that.
    Reply +2
  • What happens when a tram collides with 100 people in GTA5?

  • Spuzzell 15/10/2016

    'Hilarious'. Reply +40
  • The StarCrafts Mod turns StarCraft 2 into a lovely cartoon

  • Spuzzell 12/10/2016


    No such game as StarCraft one, buddy. It's just StarCraft.
    Reply +1
  • Switch off your Galaxy Note 7 immediately, Samsung says

  • Spuzzell 11/10/2016


    It's not that the screen is curved, basically you just have touch sensitive sides of your phone with a display.

    It's sometimes useful. Media player controls are handy and what I find most useful is that even when my case is closed the side screen is still visible, so there's always a clock and notifications on show even when the screen is off and the case is shut.

    You can choose various things to display, like scrolling news headlines, weather apps, lots of fitness tracking stuff etc etc.

    It looks really nice as a design object, which is probably the main benefit.

    It doesn't come at the price of hurting anything on the large screen on the 7 Edge, on a smaller screen I would think it might be a little annoying to have the display wrap around at the edges though.
    Reply +4
  • Spuzzell 11/10/2016

    The 7 Edge is at least as good and probably better than the iPhone 7, just get one of those instead.

    You can use your headphones and everything.
    Reply +8
  • Watch: Final Fantasy 15 is making great strides

  • Spuzzell 10/10/2016

    Nope, can't get past the insanely annoying boy band protagonists.

    Hope you enjoy it but 40 hours being those tools would be a massive waste of my time.
    Reply -9
  • Gears of War 4 is smarter than it is sensational

  • Spuzzell 07/10/2016


    Since you liked the last snippet of a review so much, here's another:

    That may sound reductive—couldn't I leverage that same criticism at virtually any shooter?—but so many of Gears' contemporaries offer more player expression and interesting choice in how you approach combat. Far Cry integrates stealth and the environment. Doom emphasizes improvisation and rhythm. Halo gives you a freeform sandbox with half a dozen ways to approach any encounter. Gears of War 4 provides some fun weapon variety, but its fights are so linear, and enemies so simple and bullet-spongey, there's little opportunity for surprise or creativity.
    They think, very clearly, that it is a reductive, simplified game, for idiots or kids.

    Again, since you clearly aren't the brightest...


    You're weird.
    Reply -2
  • Spuzzell 07/10/2016


    Ha what the actual hell. Are you trolling me?

    You understand you just typed hundreds of words to attempt to justify calling someone a cunt for reading reviews?

    And you agreed with those reviews that the game - that you haven't even played - is stupid and childish?

    And you then said that anyone calling it stupid and childish is pretentious and offensive?

    And then you said anyone saying that people who like stupid childish games will probably like this stupid childish game is an elitist?

    Oh and you tried to use the term niveau LITERALLY in the same sentence as claiming elitism is wrong haa!

    I hope it worked in your head, because seriously. That is WIERD.

    In four languages.
    Reply -2
  • Spuzzell 06/10/2016


    You're WEIRD.

    Ars is a science and tech site. I've no idea why PC enthusiast is in the blurb, a cursory glance at the site itself would show you how inaccurate that is.

    That would involve both reading and intelligence though, so it's not fair to expect you to manage.

    You haven't played the game, and you're shown opinions from people who HAVE played the game, and your reaction is to call the person who read those reviews and forwarded them a "cunt", because... I don't know, because your Daddy hates you? Who knows.

    If you're a stupid adult, a stupid game aimed at kids won't bother you.

    You'll just enjoy the pretties and the exciting gun noises and the loud bangs and thats fine, exactly as I said.

    Don't get offended if you're a prick and some says, "Hey, this game is aimed at pricks, so if you are one you'll like it."

    It's WEIRD.
    Reply -4
  • Spuzzell 06/10/2016


    Oh, sit down and be quiet, little boy.

    I've posted two sections of reviews.

    Written by people who aren't me.

    At no point have I said anything either pro or anti GOW4, as I haven't played it.

    I've no idea what you're talking about, but then again, neither do you I imagine.
    Reply -1
  • Spuzzell 06/10/2016


    Shockingly, once again you have literally no idea what you're talking about.

    1: Ars isn't a PC site.

    2: They played the game on XOne

    3: Stop being weird. It's fine that people have different opinions. It doesn't mean you have to call them cunts to make yourself feel better for liking kiddie games.

    Oh and 4: I have no opinion on GoW4, merely posting the thoughts of people who have played it. You seem to be in love with the game already, despite never having touched it. You're... weird.
    Reply -11
  • Spuzzell 06/10/2016


    @Spuzzell and you are what those "intelligent adults" would call a "pretentious cunt".

    You are surely one of those who also think that Pokémon Go is also only "for kids" and not for "intelligent adults".

    Charming. You've certainly proved me wrong with your balanced and reasonable attitude.

    I feel like an idiot for assuming you were an insecure bro who would instantly call someone a cunt for posting other people's opinions on a topic.
    Reply -3
  • Spuzzell 06/10/2016


    Yes, well. I think since you're blindly defending a game you haven't played against the opinion of people who HAVE played the game - a game that is, in fact, the ESSENCE of brofist douchbaggery - that you might want to rethink that statement.

    Since the context of the line in the article was a humorous and good natured mocking of the pwn noob culture contrasted with having a freaking bath with candles, you're both wrong AND stupid.
    Reply -5
  • Spuzzell 06/10/2016


    And your source for that statement would be....?
    Reply -10
  • Spuzzell 06/10/2016

    Ars absolutely HATE the single player campaign.

    Before I praise the game any further, I have bad news to deliver: Gears of War 4's campaign mode might be one of the worst I've played in years. It's probably as bad as Battlefield Hardline; worse than any of the overreaching, later-era Call of Duty games. This mode is so bad, I originally dedicated this review's entire introduction to how much I hate it. I have since calmed down in various ways (soak in the tub, lots of candles, pwning noobs) to give the rest of the game a fair, deserving shake.
    They also point out how well optimized it is on PC, and how much of a wrench it is to go back to the campaign on XOne lowered settings at 30 fps after playing at 60fps on a decent PC.

    Ars think you should wait for Scorpio or play on PC if you buy this for the campaign, but they think if you buy this for the campaign you'll be disappointed anyway.

    They love the multiplayer though on both formats, so.. swings/roundabouts!

    I should point out that Ars is a site aimed primarily at intelligent adults, so if you're stupid or a kid you'll probably not be bothered by the campaigns flaws.


    And PC Gamer have the exact same problem:

    I kept waiting for Gears of War 4 to surprise me at any point. Hoping for it to surprise me. To give me an objective more interesting or nuanced than "pull this lever," combat arenas open enough to approach with multiple strategies or angles of attack, bombastic setpieces less predictable for anyone who's played similar games or watched any Hollywood action movie made in the past 20 years.

    I was still hoping when the credits rolled. Gears of War 4 is a slightly newer, much prettier version of a game I've played a dozen times before. It's an expensive-looking, well-made toy that I'll completely forget in a few months.
    Keep downvoting, kiddies. It changes nothing.
    Reply -18
  • Beyond Good & Evil 2 is almost definitely in development

  • Spuzzell 06/10/2016

    Reply +1
  • Beyond Good & Evil on PC goes free next week

  • Spuzzell 05/10/2016


    uPlay is fine. Just like Steam is fine, just like Origin is fine.

    Steam is the least nice to live with of those three, but that's by the by.

    It's a different coloured icon in your taskbar.

    That's it.

    Stop fanboi-ing over a shop, will you? It's 13 different kinds of lame.
    Reply +7
  • There's a Skyrim concert coming to London, but...

  • Spuzzell 30/09/2016


    I'm not a huge expert, but I've commissioned a few pieces and it's always been the same, you pay for the work not the performance.

    Once the scores are delivered then they are ours to do with what we want!

    I don't believe Hans Zimmer outright owns any of his film score works for example. I know in 2000 when he did a live concert he had to license the music he wrote back from the film companies.
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