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  • Face-Off: Plants vs Zombies: Garden Warfare on PS4

  • TPoppaPuff 31/08/2014

    @JuniorSophitia It did take 6-7 years for Sony to finally reach market parity with Microsoft worldwide. Those blunders were disastrous for them. And with even that said, they still lost the majority of the markets vs 360. The PS3 financial saving grace was Japan, an undisputed market that accounted for a huge, significant portion of sales.

    This generation could return to the typical 5 year cycle if the economies ever recover.
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  • TPoppaPuff 31/08/2014

    @JuniorSophitia

    It may be construed that way, but for the PS4 to truely be 44% more powerful it needs to pump out a 44% better framerate and 44% better IQ whilst at the same time maintain it's 44% resolution advantage.
    Simple logic and simple math says that statement is completely wrong. Regardless of whatever "44% better IQ" is supposed to mean (AI? Physics?) you're asking for significantly more output.

    Your Xbox One output:
    1*1*1=1
    Your "Truly 44% more powerful" output:
    1.44*1.44*1.44=2.986
    That's almost three times more power requirement!

    Now obviously resolution isn't the end-all be-all of the argument and is only part of output comparison between consoles, but you're statement is pure lunacy.
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  • Nintendo of Europe lays off 320 workers

  • TPoppaPuff 30/08/2014

    Well that explains why they didn't hold their own ALS Ice Bucket Challenge. Reply -1
  • 343 remaking Lockout for Halo: The Master Chief Collection

  • TPoppaPuff 29/08/2014

    @altitude2k Is it? That sounds about right. I imagine it's going to play fairly similar to the Halo 5 since 343i has already said they're going back to H:CE and H2 for Halo 5. It sounds like a goodbye to sprinting and equipment for sure. Reply 0
  • TPoppaPuff 29/08/2014

    @Dat_Guy Just those six. They're running on a Halo 2 inspired engine. It might actually be the closest thing to Halo 5 that we'll get to try until the H5 Beta. Reply 0
  • TPoppaPuff 29/08/2014

    @JCHilton You can't. As of now, gfx swapping is campaign only. Believe me, I wish at the least we could swap between new player and weapon models and old models but we can't even do that. Reply 0
  • Nintendo announces new 3DS and 3DS XL designs with extra buttons, improved CPU

  • TPoppaPuff 29/08/2014

    The changes are neat, but as soon as you require it for the new line of games you've split the userbase. That's a mistake. If it takes more than a circle pad pro to play Xenoblade, then everybody ****ed up. Reply +4
  • Metro Redux: what it's really like to develop for PS4 and Xbox One

  • TPoppaPuff 29/08/2014

    @INSERT-COIN lol OK. Maybe you should actually know what you said rather than what you think is being discussed. I, nor most likely anyone else except yourself and maybe Darkwaknight, knew of your long history back and forth arguments with each other over the merits of a speed increase due to unified memory architecture. If you had meant that actively sharing blocks of memory between CPU and GPU is slower than designating memory to each processor then next time I suggest that you actually say that rather than have everyone else here have to decipher what you meant to say.

    I corrected you on what you said, not what you apparently meant.

    And lastly, that article tells me the bandwidth going to the CPU is not as fast as the GPU. I do not know the specific reason as there are many possibilities, but I am not going to assume that it is simply because the memory is shared either. There's no proof of that. You see an effect and assume a cause. Maybe the issue is that it's an APU rather than separate processors. Maybe it is the fact that it's unified. Maybe the bottleneck is the CPU. You have drawn your own conclusions based on the outcome without any evidence.
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  • TPoppaPuff 28/08/2014

    @INSERT-COIN And you clearly are not someone to go to when someone is looking for technical savvy either. He did not say unified RAM is a bottleneck. He said actively sharing memory results in slower performance. That is NOT a bottleneck. A bottleneck is not having enough memory to go around for either GPU or CPU. With unified memory, each developer can decide how much memory to dedicate to the GPU and how much memory to dedicate to the CPU and on top of that if they need actively share that memory between both they still have the option albeit at a decreased performance.

    Not all games have the same needs.
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  • TPoppaPuff 28/08/2014

    @FuzzyDuck Hopefully nothing. Hopefully the economy will rise fast enough that Console makers like Microsoft and Sony can feel confident enough to get back on a five year cycle. While technical savvy certainly benefited from the long era leading to better optimization going forward, and while my wallet has certainly taken a beating this past year (I bought all three consoles between the launch of PS4 and the release of Mario Kart), I want devs to be able to take risks and a lot of the time that means new hardware.

    I'm going to love the next few years, but I hope PS5, Xbox 361 and Wii V come a lot sooner than the last consoles did.
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  • You can't trade items with other players in Destiny

  • TPoppaPuff 29/08/2014

    @OmegaNemesis28 No I'm not talking semantics. I'm talking about a halfassed excuse for why something's not in the game. Twitch is a different "story" than what he was talking about. That isn't semantics. Twitch is not what he meant by the words that he said.

    "Oh you like trucks? My uncle owns a Boeing 747." That's the same thing. Semantics right? :rolleyes:

    You know what else you can do in MMOs? You see something you like, you ask them what it is, then you trade for it or buy it off an auction house.

    Regardless of whether you believe the decision to add or remove trading is fair. You're allowed to have you're own opinions and preference. I will not however, listen to you defend their decision with illogical, incoherent nonsense. In no way, shape or form did they ever mean watching people livestreaming. If you want to defend the decision that's fine, but don't attribute out-of-left-field, clearly-not-what-they-meant meanings to their statements.
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  • TPoppaPuff 28/08/2014

    @Tiergaertner I wouldn't go that far. There was more content in the Destiny beta than there is in all of Titanfall.

    Titanfall has pretty much already taken it's crown as most disappointing game of the year or most overhyped game of the year. Just think about how many best of E3 awards it won last year. Now how many game of the year awards is it going to win? How many will even have it top three or even top five?
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  • TPoppaPuff 28/08/2014

    @OmegaNemesis28 Really? A silly assumption? Because that's the exact same phrase they've used before in their initial reveals of the game. They've used every weapon tells a story mantra before. They have never mentioned streaming. They have never said, "Oh, this gun? Check out my Twitch channel." Which, btw, your logic doesn't make sense. If you have to watch a Twitch stream to see how they got that weapon, how do you know what weapon they get before they have it? So you watch the end of the video first then skip back? That's not very helpful on live streams now is it? Your theory doesn't hold. Your silly translation is just a poor excuse. They meant what they said.

    No, the things they want you to say are "It was owned by a group of survivalists operating on the new frontier." And that's not a made up quote, that's from Destiny Art Lead, Tom Doyle. They want people to sit there and ask how and where you got that weapon. "A badge of honor," and other such nonsensical rhetoric.

    Also, I don't see why they wouldn't allow you to trade. It's garbage. You can trade in pretty much any other open game allows you to. WoW, SWTOR, Diablo, etc, etc, etc. even Borderlands.
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  • TPoppaPuff 26/08/2014

    @OmegaNemesis28 lol OK. How many of those super popular Twitch broadcasts are random people sitting at their desk talking to they audience about what they did in Destiny? How many of them are streams of gameplay? See the difference? And don't even pretend shoutcasting is the same thing as what I described either.

    Yes, without question Twitch and livestreaming video games are quite popular. That is not the same as this "huddle round the campfire and let me tell you about my level twenty sniper rifle" nonsense Bungie is claiming. It's a terrible, silly excuse made up after the fact that sharing wouldn't be in the game.
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  • TPoppaPuff 26/08/2014

    "As for swapping irons in the Tower? Nope. We want you to earn 'em,"
    Well that's either artificially padding out the gametime or they just didn't the feature built into the game in time. Ignore the PR spin.

    You should be able to tell a badass story for every sweet jewel in your arsenal.
    Nobody wants to hear other people's ****ing video game stories. On levels of interest, listening to a "badass story" in Destiny falls somewhere between listening to someone's badass dream they had and a badass casserole recipe.
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  • id Software explains divisive Quake Live gameplay changes

  • TPoppaPuff 28/08/2014

    The only people who are going to play Quake Live already play Quake Live and loved Quake Live because it's not a modern shooter. This seems like a clear mistake.

    Next update to add Aim Down Sights?
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  • Capcom files lawsuit against Koei Tecmo for patent infringement

  • TPoppaPuff 28/08/2014

    Wow. Capcom picking on smaller publishers just because they can and using a shitty supervague patent that shouldn't even be allowed to be patented in the first place. Super cool, guys. Notice how they didn't pull this shit with EA or Activision who I'm sure have several games that "infringe" upon these nonsense claims. Act like a bitch then bully whoever you can. I seriously hope the negative reaction and loss in court sets them back by millions. Maybe they'll learn a lesson not to be douchebags. Reply 0
  • Mario Kart 8 getting Zelda and Animal Crossing DLC

  • TPoppaPuff 27/08/2014

    @Amaducias I stand corrected. Or more accurately, info has been updated. I was actually coming back here to post that Gamespot is reporting that it's $12.99 for both. Looks like they were misinformed too.

    Anyways, it could be $35 and I'd still buy it.
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  • TPoppaPuff 27/08/2014

    @DrJiggles EDIT: Eurogamer should update this article. It is $7.99 each and $11.99 for both total. Reply -1
  • TPoppaPuff 27/08/2014

    I don't care what it costs. Here, Nintendo. Just take it!
    Reply +22
  • Destiny's Ghost takes the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

  • TPoppaPuff 26/08/2014

    @AgentDaleCooper Because the reelection of Barack Obama, arguably literally the worst president ever, wasn't enough? Bernie Madoff, WorldCom, Enron wasn't enough? Bill Clinton's "It depends on what the meaning of the words 'is' is." wasn't enough? Any hope for humanity died a long time ago. We're just riding the wave to our inevitable end. Reply -8
  • PlayStation Network returns online following DDOS attack

  • TPoppaPuff 25/08/2014

    Both acts of terrorism were pretty shitty. Hopefully justice will be served either by government or some other means. Reply +3
  • Amazon acquires Twitch for $970 million

  • TPoppaPuff 25/08/2014

    I'm not happy about this news, but I'm happier than I would be if it was Google. It prevents the monopoly on videos Google/Youtube would otherwise have. With that said it's time to move on from Twitch. Its music recognition software blocking 30 minute chunks of sound is insane and they clearly don't care about us anymore as they've yanked all archives. They couldn't renew an archived video if it had viewers every some odd days? Lame. Reply +3
  • How to cheaply upgrade your PS4 to 2TB

  • TPoppaPuff 24/08/2014

    They keep doing these "tests" but I really think the hybrid tests aren't getting their due. Each has their own tastes, but personally I only play one or two games at a time. When they run these tests they are only doing each load once maybe twice. I would love to see the load times on these games after 20 loads where data actually has a chance to be stored on the SSD portion of the hybrid drives. Reply 0
  • Bungie on the Destiny level cap, raids and game size

  • TPoppaPuff 22/08/2014

    It's disheartening to hear them talk about raids. They by own admission spent a lot of time on them but there's no matchmaking so getting six people together and replacing someone if they get disconnected is impossible meaning 1% of the population will ever even get to participate in a raid.

    They say it's their biggest game to date, but for the 99% of us, a fifth of the content of the game may as well not exist since we're unable to play it.
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  • Video: Killing Floor 2 gives you guns animated at 200fps

  • TPoppaPuff 22/08/2014

    @AgentPothead I like to think these people think animating 240fps guns means they're doing each frame by hand like old animation like the first Disney cartoons. Reply +2
  • A couple of goldfish are playing Street Fighter 2 on Twitch

  • TPoppaPuff 20/08/2014

    I never thought technology was the downfall of society until I saw this. Reply +1
  • Bungie ordered to return shares to composer Marty O'Donnell

  • TPoppaPuff 20/08/2014

    Good for him. To fire someone then claim they left voluntarily is incredibly asinine.

    @TheLastProphet Bungie is a very large, independent studio. Marty might have never met with a single Activision rep this entire time. The decision to fire O'Donnell was solely by Bungie by any discernible measure.
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  • Xbox boss Phil Spencer makes case for Tomb Raider exclusivity deal

  • TPoppaPuff 19/08/2014

    @OptimumSlinky That's because Microsoft, aka the company he runs (games-division-wise), put those stipulations in there. Don't make shady contracts. Further, Square Enix would be more than happy to announce the length of the deal as it would only have positive effects for them in both sales and reputation. Reply +2
  • TPoppaPuff 18/08/2014

    Aside from initially being dishonest about the exclusivity vs time exclusivity, the only things that frustrates me is him withholding the length of the deal. Does that mean the game would be announced and released on PS4 that day the deal is up? Of course not, but it is basically hiding information from the consumer from making a well informed purchase. If the game was actually exclusive or I knew how substantial the wait for the game was, I would probably say I can't wait that long and would just buy it for Xbox One. Since they decided to withhold information, I don't trust them and must assume the PS4 version will be better so I'll end up renting it when it's released on Xbox One and then purchasing it for PS4.

    Sorry Microsoft, but your withholding information ensures you will not be getting a sale from me.
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  • Resident Evil 1 remastered for PS4, Xbox One, PC, PS3 and Xbox 360

  • TPoppaPuff 18/08/2014

    I'm not saying they have to look new generation or anything, but they could have updated Chris and Jill with better looking models. Even if they weren't as good as RE5 or 6, they still could have improved over 2002 character models. Reply +1
  • RollerCoaster Tycoon World headed to PC in early 2015, first teaser shown

  • TPoppaPuff 15/08/2014

    I heard it was being published by EA so it would have an always online DRM and you can only build three rides per amusement park, but it's OK because you just have to run five other micro-parks anyway. Reply 0
  • PlayStation 4's Share Play feature limited to 60-minute sessions

  • TPoppaPuff 15/08/2014

    It makes sense from Sony's side. Essentially it prevents people from just setting it up to let someone play an entire game while somebody else isn't even home and the like, which was never the intent of the service. It's Share Play not Remote Play. That's what PS Now is for. This prevents a bunch of abuse. Plus it stops someone from just letting everything run idle and eating up bandwidth for no reason. People complain about PSN speeds as it is now; imagine if you added an untold number of idle players eating up endless streaming stress on the network as well. Reply -1
  • Microsoft confirms Rise of the Tomb Raider Xbox exclusivity deal "has a duration"

  • TPoppaPuff 15/08/2014

    @Episode13 Your post doesn't make any sense. If it's about the gameplay then it does indeed matter which console is the best for each individual game. The best match will yield the best gameplay. That's basic logic. I'm hating on Phil because he made dumb, coy comments like he was a bully teasing others; basically trolling rather than acting with respect for the consumer. That's not hate directed at the Xbox. I didn't spend $500 on a console and Kinect just to hate on it; I could have done that without purchasing it. Sites like Eurogamer tell me which port is superior so I don't have to guess. That option for this game has been taken away from me. Now instead I have to wait for a still unknown period of time and try to use the internet while avoiding spoilers for the game. I have better luck crossing the Korean DMZ.

    It seems awful clear to me now that I have been wasting my time with a fanboy. You are someone who for petty reasons can't stand objectivity and believes despite 97% of the consoles being the same that somehow one is perfect and the other is complete garbage.

    I care not. Go play your vastly superior console! Many thanks ^___^
    Which one is vastly superior? I have and love them all. ^___^
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  • TPoppaPuff 15/08/2014

    @matthewbryant If it makes it any better, I'm hating on Phil right now too. :-P

    I understand people having their backs into a corner, but I must say that if you're the head of a multibillion dollar division of the biggest or close to biggest companies in the world and you make yourself a major public figure; one of the maybe three faces of your company, you have to have a lot more resolve than that. The last thing you should do is mock your consumer base, especially if you disagree with the decisions the rest of your division has made. Maybe though at this point he simply didn't care? A mere few weeks later he was gone for Zynga, so maybe he just didn't a rat's ass at that point; those deals to move to become heads of companies and divisions are done months in advance. I don't blame MS for letting him take the brunt of the blame. He made the worst headlines. He certainly didn't do MS any favors.

    He had one foot already out the door and they let the door hit him on the way out.
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  • TPoppaPuff 15/08/2014

    @matthewbryant Regarding Don Mattrick, it must be pointed out that nobody forced him to say things like, "Fortunately we have a product for people who aren't able to get some form of connectivity, it's called Xbox 360." Reply -1
  • TPoppaPuff 15/08/2014

    @A_FAN It's not that it's a video game; it's the way he is acting and saying. Just say no comment. Whatever you do, you shouldn't tease and be a general asshat with what I'm sure he thinks are "clever" answers.

    "have you hit many people for trivial things?"

    Not nearly enough.
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  • TPoppaPuff 15/08/2014

    @Episode13 lol, hardly. I never mentioned or complained or compared Wolfenstein, nor did I call it stupid and blinkered(?). Also, practically the same is not the same. And to make that point even further, we have games such as Call of Duty, Battlefield 4, and TOMB RAIDER DE (the very franchise in question) to prove that even though they're "practically the same" there can be a clear superiority over the other and as someone who has the option I obviously want the superior version. If the superior version is on Xbone then so be it. The likelihood about that though is slim to nil. So now I have to wait for an indeterminate amount of time because Phil Spencer is withholding information. Wanting the best console version does not make me a fanboy, it makes me logical.

    Yes, in total the Xbox One has actually been doing quite well. As a matter of fact it must be considered the most underrated system in console history as perception is that it is failing hard when in reality it still one of the fastest selling consoles in history. Further, I don't hold it against MS for buying out timed exclusivity. I do however hold it against Phil Spencer for being a coy douche and not answering the damn question.
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  • TPoppaPuff 14/08/2014

    @Episode13 I was disappointed when they announced it was Xbone exclusive, but I accepted it as necessary and hopefully making it exclusive would let them build the game directly around Xbox and its design, strengthening the game as a whole. Then they announced it was timed exclusive and that's what made me upset. I want the best version possible and I'm willing to bet the PS4 version will run superior to the X1 version. Fine, whatever, I'll just rent it on Xbone when it's released and buy it on PS4 when that copy is released. So when will that be? And that's where I got infuriated. Because no matter what he claims, that jackass Phil Spencer knows exactly how long that timed exclusivity is, or could easily find out if he cared about video games. To say he can't find out is asinine and only goes to antagonize people such as myself by saying "Hey, I don't own it." And then when asked specifically how long that deal is for he say, "No. It's not because I'm trying to be a headfake on anybody..." LIAR! That is exactly what he is doing. He is toying with people because Phil Spencer is a God-forsaken troll who gets off on withholding from others.

    I'd like to point out that I own all the consoles so it's not like I have some allegiance or anything. I just want the best version.

    If Kaz Hirai or Mark Cerny was pulling this coy shit I'd hate them too. Phil Spencer is being a douche and I would like to clock him in the face. I find that reasonable when somebody is being an antagonistic asshole.

    I'm sure the fanboys will downvote me for being objective.
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  • PS4's system update to v2.00 will introduce Share Play

  • TPoppaPuff 12/08/2014

    @AgentDaleCooper What's broken about it? I know an error can popup when trying to stream to Twitch, but adjusting the network settings fixes that issue pretty easily. Are there other issues? Reply +11
  • TPoppaPuff 12/08/2014

    Sounds pretty nifty. The UK will probably benefit most from this feature considering close proximity and bandwidth compared to US counterparts. This is also arguably a good test bed for people to try PSNow to some extent. Reply +2
  • Rise of the Tomb Raider exclusive to Xbox One

  • TPoppaPuff 12/08/2014

    My guess is Squeenix just doesn't have the funds to release this game on their own because it might have money caught up in too many other games. Either that or Microsoft invested an irresponsible amount of money to get this game exclusive. Actually, it's probably a bit of both. Reply +6
  • TPoppaPuff 12/08/2014

    Kinda disappointed as more people will miss out on the followup to the spectacular and criminally underrated TR 2013. I was looking forward to the Nixxes port as their work on both PS4-DE and PS3-2013 ports are phenomenal (PS3 port even slightly outperforming the 360 version, the lead platform). Hopefully this will give CD a chance to really optimize the hell out of the game and make it even better. I can't wait! Reply 0
  • Ninja Theory unveils Hellblade

  • TPoppaPuff 12/08/2014

    @bestuardo Agreed. It's very pretty. Ninja Theory games definitely have a visual flavor to them that comes through in this trailer. Reply +9
  • TPoppaPuff 12/08/2014

    "An Independent Game"

    I'm sorry Ninja Theory, but you've released three AAA titles to date. You're not an "indie studio." :-P
    Reply -17
  • Performance Analysis: Titanfall revisited

  • TPoppaPuff 08/08/2014

    Titanfall 2 would probably be best served by using the frostbite engine on the cheap from ea. Let DICE handle the technical hurdles tf1 constantly fell victim to and focus on the design. Frostbite should be much optimized by then and Respawn can focus on delivering $60 worth of content. Reply 0
  • Steam and Early Access: To curate or not curate?

  • TPoppaPuff 07/08/2014

    Valve shouldn't suddenly take total control again like they had before but they should be more sensible about how their store works. Early access games should not appear anywhere else except an early access tab. Featured games and new releases should be kept to finished games. Early access games like the article said should have different stages as dictated by the community. Every month after closing th game just have a survey box ask what stage of development it's in. Is it near final? Beta? Early alpha? Things will sort themselves out because that will put a credible system that can sort itself out. The current front page is pure chaos to the point it's not worth even trying. These changes would go a long way to keeping developers and customers happier. Reply +1
  • Mario Kart 8 gets three Mercedes-Benz cars as free DLC this month

  • TPoppaPuff 07/08/2014

    These are some nice changes, but I'd still like some real DLC. I would love new or old tracks for download. I would gladly pay $10-12 per cup. $3 a track seems like a fair price even if you couldn't play them in matchmaking. Reply 0
  • Strong PS4 sales help Sony to profit

  • TPoppaPuff 31/07/2014

    @blarty Watch yourself. I said I didn't think this made for a good Spiderman movie:

    And got downvoted to oblivion. Apparently people will defend emo-Peter Parker to the death. They truly believe Spiderman 3 is a great movie.
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  • Deep Silver parent company buys Homefront from Crytek

  • TPoppaPuff 30/07/2014

    @harryisme A Timesplitters/Saint's Row crossover!?!

    That would be AMAZING!
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