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  • Valve adds thumbstick to latest Steam controller prototype

  • TPoppaPuff 25/07/2014

    @gold163 I didn't know you were talking about Quake era strafe-jumping. I haven't seen that in forever. I thought you just meant the act of using a controller. In either event, if you're playing one of those old games that requires strafe-jumping, you shouldn't be playing on ANY controller, be it an xbox or a valve controller. There is no substitute for those games because even if you could strafe-jump, you don't have the accuracy to compete on a controller anyway. We learned a long time ago you shouldn't use a touch pad for FPSes and we shouldn't have to relearn that with the Steam controller. We should just know better at this point; if you want to play Quake 3 Arena, use a mouse. Reply 0
  • TPoppaPuff 24/07/2014

    @gold163 Umm, that's not hard at all... Reply -1
  • TPoppaPuff 24/07/2014

    It's almost as if we're watching Valve realize that maybe console manufacturers do in fact know what they are doing with controllers despite Valve's inferred statements to the contrary.

    I just hope they make a good controller worth purchasing over a 360 controller. We'll see.
    Reply 0
  • Tech Analysis: Destiny beta on Xbox One

  • TPoppaPuff 25/07/2014

    Natasha Tatarchuk, graphics engineer at Bungie, kindly took the time to send a statement on the matter our way. "This was a known issue, and we were happy to get it fixed in time for the rest of beta, and for the shipping game. The game now dynamically manages how quickly we flip the frame-to-display to get smooth frame-rate with optimally low latency at all times. In other words, it's buttery smooth."
    Umm, It's still only 30fps. It's not buttery smooth. It's buttery consistent, but I wouldn't say smooth.

    I'm not complaining though, I just found that line amusing.
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  • Yogventures dev to "dissolve" following Yogscast-backed project failure

  • TPoppaPuff 22/07/2014

    "Winterkewl's statement omits much and I would disagree with a number of points, but there's no value in going into detail."
    The backers would disagree...
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  • See how Bungie updated Destiny's Dinklage dialogue

  • TPoppaPuff 19/07/2014

    But now how will I know where that wizard came from?

    "From the Moon!" DLC to be sold separately.
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  • No PS3 to PS4 upgrade discount for The Last of Us Remastered

  • TPoppaPuff 16/07/2014

    Sadly I knew this would be the case but I'm still disappointed. I bought it full priced when it came out and the Left Behind DLC when it was released, I will simply wait to buy it at $20, used if need be. Reply +13
  • Why PS4 is struggling in Japan

  • TPoppaPuff 12/07/2014

    @super_monty I don't have any friends on Wii U either. With that said, online has been a delight for me personally. You hop into games so quickly. As someone who was coming off Titanfall before MK8, I can say with certainty that MK8 is a much smoother, quicker, speedy matchmaking system. It's the easiest game to hop in and out of multiplayer that I've played in years.

    To each their own. I don't mind playing with strangers online. I quit depending on my friends for online enjoyment some time ago.
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  • TPoppaPuff 11/07/2014

    @moroboshi He didn't say those markets didn't exist, he just they are much much smaller than they are in the west, which I'm sure they are. I don't know the numbers for Hulu, Netflix and Amazon streaming are over here compared to the East, but I'm betting it's a 10:1 ratio West v East. Reply 0
  • TPoppaPuff 11/07/2014

    @super_monty Really? I found it to be quite fulfilling. The AI in MK8 is definitely tough and it's definitely a challenge, but they don't seem anywhere near as rubberbandy as earlier games. It's just tough but in a more fair way. I've primarily been playing online though at this point.

    Some of the Sonic Racing Transformed campaign was good, other portions were stupidly frustrating. Both are fantastic games though.
    Reply -1
  • Sega has no plans for the Wii U Virtual Console

  • TPoppaPuff 12/07/2014

    So this is when Sega finally decides to show restraint? By ignoring the one group that might actually repurchase all those old games?

    lol Sega. What happened?
    Reply +11
  • Cliff Bleszinski announces F2P PC arena shooter published by Nexon

  • TPoppaPuff 09/07/2014

    @FireMonkey It's closer to people paid for a AAA title and now others are getting it for free. Most F2P games aren't AAA titles. At this point the number of F2P games that are AAA titles is limited to TF2, and Dota 2 and LoL, and those two essentially took a decade to develop and had to invent a genre. Reply 0
  • TPoppaPuff 09/07/2014

    To the people that are slagging off F2P.
    All I have to say to you is Team Fortress 2
    ...Was not F2P when it launched. It was a retail PC game, if you can imagine that.
    Reply +3
  • TPoppaPuff 09/07/2014

    Here is my post from last week when CliffyB first teased this game.

    Hmm, I wonder what this free to play, arena-based first person shooter will be called.
    No joke. A bit predictable, Young Clifford.
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  • Gearbox announces new multiplayer FPS Battleborn

  • TPoppaPuff 09/07/2014

    "The thrill of zombie/horde mode with the pacing of Mobas... Finally!"

    Said no one.
    Reply +3
  • EA responds to fan outcry over The Sims 4 missing features

  • TPoppaPuff 08/07/2014

    @Dabs probably closer to $34.99 Reply +6
  • TPoppaPuff 08/07/2014

    Well this is disappointing. The first thing I do in The Sims is dump toddlers into swimming pools.

    Reply +52
  • Cliff Bleszinski starts studio with Guerrilla Games co-founder

  • TPoppaPuff 04/07/2014

    Hmm, I wonder what this free to play, arena-based first person shooter will be called. Reply +22
  • Oculus suspends Rift sales in China after "extreme" reselling

  • TPoppaPuff 04/07/2014

    China don't care.

    --The late great, Ryan Davis.

    We miss you, buddy.
    Reply +2
  • The Wolf Among Us' first season concludes next week

  • TPoppaPuff 03/07/2014

    Wish I had known that last week, I would have bought it during the Steam sale. No I'll just have to wait til the next Steam sale. Reply +1
  • Microsoft court order has removed Chess 2: The Sequel's servers

  • TPoppaPuff 03/07/2014

    Further, to everyone arguing against my "they did it the wrong way" stance. If Microsoft was as infallible as many claim, why did they apologize for the way they handled it later?
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  • TPoppaPuff 03/07/2014

    @kaerber I'm not doing either of those things. I'm not fighting against big companies in general; I am taking issue with the way Microsoft handled this specific situation. They didn't target the specific subdomains, they carpet bombed the entire thing and left a bunch of civilian casualties in the process.

    Civilian casualties = not cool.
    Reply -1
  • TPoppaPuff 03/07/2014

    @DwarfyP They got a papercut on their finger so their solution was to chop off the hand. That's a bit much, don't ya think? They should have used a bit more tact than that. People's livelihoods are at stake.

    And btw, as someone who manages a virus removal and computer repair shop let me just say this: common sense is the best anti-virus of all. It's astonishing how little people use it.
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  • TPoppaPuff 02/07/2014

    FUUUUUUCK Microsoft.

    Maybe they should avoid stereotyping and discrimination? It's MS so they pobably won't stop.
    Reply -5
  • Visceral outlines changes sparked by Battlefield Hardline beta

  • TPoppaPuff 03/07/2014

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  • TPoppaPuff 03/07/2014

    @grassyknoll yep. Ignoring the map, it honestly feels like a mod made by four or five novice programmers and artists that took a year to make. There is nothing that makes this feel in any way different from Battlefield 4 and it looks like a low rent mod. If the focus is on city street, non-military firefights, why is everyone armed to the gills? Why does everyone have grenades and assault rifles and military sniper rifles? Why does everybody have access to helicopters? Why are some cop cars drive-able, but others aren't? Why isn't every civilian vehicle drive-able? Why does everyone have parachutes? How does halving the player count make it any more exciting or unique? Who thought this was a good idea?

    I might take the maps and the game modes as a straight up expansion to BF4, but I'm sure as hell not wasting $60 nor am I willing to swap a disc (or back out to the dashboard) and even load up an entire different game just to play this mini-mod. Hell no.
    Reply +39
  • Lindsay Lohan sues Rockstar over allegedly using her likeness

  • TPoppaPuff 03/07/2014

    Idiotic lawsuits... You know what, I don't particularly hate Lindsay Lohan, but for wasting everybody's time and money and the justice system's time and money, I hope Rockstar buries her and countersues her into the ground for wasting everybody's time. She's had plenty of chances and this is how she acts? Bury her so far in debt she never recovers. Reply +3
  • Advanced Warfare is COD's biggest technological leap since Call of Duty 2

  • TPoppaPuff 02/07/2014

    @globalisateur Yes, they've also proven how horrendous it can be to actually play. That game is riddled with both screen tearing and fluctuating framerates on X1. My biggest cause for hope for this game was fluid gameplay, something Titanfall was clearly lacking. Drop the resolution down to 720p if need be, just give me a clean, synched 60fps in my multiplayer. Reply 0
  • TPoppaPuff 02/07/2014

    @Rooster41 It's more powerful enough that all other things being equal the PS4 is the no-brainer for multiplats.

    I say this as someone who owns both new gen consoles, Wii U, Gaming PC, and all last gen consoles.
    Reply +5
  • This facial recognition software will turn you into Octodad

  • TPoppaPuff 01/07/2014

    @GajKnight Wait, do you want an octopus on your face or your face on an octopus? Reply +3
  • There's a new Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles game for 3DS

  • TPoppaPuff 01/07/2014

    @mintgreen Don't blame the system or the format/vision, blame the developers. As the Mario 3DS games have proven, portable 3D games have a ton a fun to offer. Reply +3
  • Gran Turismo 7 in the works, standard cars set to stay

  • TPoppaPuff 27/06/2014

    @EricJohn004 That's what he meant and that's what they have been doing to this point. It's been well known for quite some time that in order to expand the car count without making an impossible number of vehicles that they will indeed use vehicles from prior games. Sure, they'll give them a once over, but that's about it.

    Standard cars are whatever they can scrap together from the previous games while premium cars are newly modeled cars with full features like cockpits.
    Reply +3
  • Video: The Last of Us PS3 vs PS4 trailer comparison

  • TPoppaPuff 27/06/2014

    Where the hell is the uncompressed video to actually show the difference between the two, Eurogamer? Reply 0
  • MSI Nightblade review

  • TPoppaPuff 23/06/2014

    @Dismiss If you're looking towards future proofing, you need to pick a hobby other than PC gaming. :P Reply 0
  • Tech Analysis: Sunset Overdrive at E3 2014

  • TPoppaPuff 19/06/2014

    @ChromeMud Why are you complaining about tech analysis on a Digital Foundry article? That's what the Digital Foundry section is all about. That's like going to and complaining about how their food articles are focused on nutritional value. Reply +1
  • DriveClub could be the racing game to beat this year

  • TPoppaPuff 18/06/2014

    Mario Kart 8 is the racing game to beat this year. Hell, it's the only one that doesn't run at 30fps. Reply -4
  • Face-Off: Murdered: Soul Suspect

  • TPoppaPuff 16/06/2014

    @Kili102 Where would we be without mindless fighting and attacking each other? Certainly not on the internet. :P

    If there's anything to be learned from this face-off, it's DO NOT BUY MURDERED: SOUL SUSPECT.
    Reply -8
  • Nintendo reveals Amiibo figurines for Smash Bros, Mario Kart

  • TPoppaPuff 13/06/2014

    ...But what does it do? Reply +4
  • Halo: The Master Chief Collection is pure fan service

  • TPoppaPuff 13/06/2014

    @Branoic It ran better because it would read off the disc and write to the game cache portion of the hard drive whereas copying from one part of the hard drive to the other is slower. Considering the amount of available ram they might have employed a scratch disk and just keep that loaded onto memory. I don't know how much data the game was caching at once so I can't say but with all that excess ram for an eight year old game that seems as possible a use as any. Reply +1
  • TPoppaPuff 13/06/2014

    @RemoteGerm That's not really the part that I was talking about when I said unprecedented, but that's good to know. Sounds like a solid piece of fan service to me. Reply 0
  • TPoppaPuff 12/06/2014

    @Merdalor There's a couple issues that irked me but likely doesn't affect others. It is very much a straight port, not a remake or any visual update like Halo Anniversary. It doesn't have any sort of adjustment as far as models or anything like that. Which is fine but that's not the part that irks me. For one, I was very much looking forward to playing this in 3D, but the game simply can not handle it. It becomes extremely choppy. That won't matter to many but to me that's pretty disappointing. And other frame dips as well. Many of the technical issues have been well documented on the digital foundry piece, but I would also mention that there's a lack of updates to the interface that I find disappointing. The pause menus and the like are stretched and ripped from the original. For a developer that had access to the original code and could have changed this, I find it fairly half-baked I'm looking at a muddy PS2 controller in the menus in the somewhat hard to look at menus. Still a great game and definitely worth playing, but not a standout port by any stretch. Reply 0
  • TPoppaPuff 12/06/2014


    It's not desperate. If it was desperate, it would still be another year off because remaking all that single player art and five new versions of old maps takes time. And the fact that multiplayer all works seamlessly one one disc and hops from game to game in one playlist lobby is the exact opposite of messy. This is one of the most impressive things announced this year from an engineering perspective. Anybody with any programming background or game development background would recognize it. Frankly, it's unprecedented. You can not name a game that jumps from one entirely separate engine to another at the drop of a hat with the exception of the NES Remix titles. Retrofitting a cross game matchmaking system is above and beyond what any remake or port has done before. Give them some credit.

    Also, if you don't own an Xbox One, then this game isn't for you. It's not meant to cash grab reboxed copies of the old titles by people who are stuck on the original console they were developed on. This is for people who are either new to the series (many people who this will be bought for weren't even born when the original released) or fans who want to enjoy the nostalgia in the best way possible. My friends and I will probably start with some campaign levels first as coop was a big deal in those early titles. If you're buying it, it's not just for the competitive multiplayer; there's more than plenty of reason to enjoy this game offline.

    I'm not trying to defend or start arguments with you or anyone else, I'm just sticking up for what was in all honesty one of the most impressive things at E3 this year IMHO. CG trailers for game 18 months off are neat to some, but as we've seen with Watch Dogs that truly means little. This title is coming out this year, is an engineering marvel (assuming it doesn't take two minutes to load a map) and appears to have more love and care than anything that could ever be considered desperate or messy.
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  • TPoppaPuff 12/06/2014

    @Labatyd Hardly. There's only so much you can do at once. Besides, wouldn't you rather they group that with Halo: Reach and give it a complete anniversary-style makeover? I don't think you've played ODST recently enough to accurately remember how ugly the human models were in that game. A big concern with this game is just how much of an eyesore Sgt. Johnson and Keyes will be in this Halo 3 port.

    Better to give them time and do those games right.
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  • Naughty Dog co-founder Jason Rubin joins Oculus VR

  • TPoppaPuff 10/06/2014

    Oculus has really been 'Dream Team'ing its roster here. We know like half the people working on the thing now. It's crazy. Reply 0
  • Super Smash Bros. for 3DS out 3rd October

  • TPoppaPuff 10/06/2014

    I can't but help think this will cost them some sales. People go on vacation during the summer, meaning plenty of down time during travel. Plus, this puts the 3DS version within a month of the Wii U version. I was considering buying the 3DS version, but at this point I'll just wait. I doubt I'll be the only one. Reply -2
  • Why online shooting peaked with Bungie's decade-old Halo 2

  • TPoppaPuff 09/06/2014

    As many people play some form of Call of Duty year after year, there will never be another Halo 2. It's impossible. That game was online gaming on consoles. It made up such a huge percentage of players online at its peak it likely reached a percentage of all console gaming (Xbox, PS2) that no game has reached on even a single console since then.

    Broadband is so open and console gaming is so diverse at this point that it's impossible for any one game to ever reach that saturation again.
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  • Xbox One dev kits receive more GPU bandwidth

  • TPoppaPuff 05/06/2014

    @muzzakus PS4 interface has been a hell of a lot more intuitive out of the box than Xbox One arguably still is. I have owned both for months now and finding things is still easier on the PS4.

    I do agree MS have been doing a really good job updating their system, but it was also extremely necessary. They still have a ways to go. I say that as someone who thought the 360 was leaps better than PS3's, btw.
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  • The Last of Us co-leads Straley and Druckmann now on Uncharted 4

  • TPoppaPuff 03/06/2014

    @SuffolkGooner There are Uncharted "movies" that are floating around youtube that do a pretty good job at least on the first game. Of course any combat in the video is just gameplay, but it's only there to bridge cutscenes. The story is extremely asy to follow.

    PS. Not my vid.
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  • Sonic Boom reveals jungle badger Sticks, the latest gang member

  • TPoppaPuff 02/06/2014

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  • CEX selling Xbox One without Kinect from 315

  • TPoppaPuff 29/05/2014

    That's a pretty damn cheap Kinect. Anybody in Europe ought to buy several of them and store them for a year. You can probably make back close to double what you put in. Reply +2