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  • Bungie insists Destiny remains on track despite composer exit

  • TPoppaPuff 18/04/2014

    343i should hire him at whatever cost. Part of what made those Bungie Halo's feel like Halo was the music. It definitely wasn't the same soundscape in Halo 4. Reply 0
  • PlayStation 4 has sold 7 million units worldwide

  • TPoppaPuff 17/04/2014

    @dogmanstaruk Bingo. Competition breeds quality. Reply +8
  • TPoppaPuff 17/04/2014

    A million sold in a month? That's pretty good. Wait... Sales are slowing down? OMG THE SKY IS FALLING! RUN FOR YOUR LIVES!

    :-P

    I love my consoles. More great games for both please.
    Reply +3
  • TPoppaPuff 17/04/2014

    @SuffolkGooner The easier choice is no choice at all: get both!

    It's great cause you don't have to compromise on anything and just enjoy the games the way they should be.
    Reply -7
  • A new Spelunky world record has been set

  • TPoppaPuff 15/04/2014

    That's spelunkin' incredible. Reply +1
  • Half-Life speed run world record set at 20:41

  • TPoppaPuff 14/04/2014

    Uh that doesn't sound like a speed run to me. A speedrun is any run that is wholly accomplished in one sitting by a person or group that can be performed off a fresh install or save free game. Scripts are cheating and cobbling together different segments isn't speedrunning. It's gibberish. Reply +5
  • The Last of Us: Remastered for PS4 revealed

  • TPoppaPuff 09/04/2014

    If there's a market for it and people are willing to spend a reasonable amount on t then I don't see why anyone should be upset over this. This new copy doesn't suddenly invalidate your PS3 copy. And this isn't really for most of those who already purchased it. This is for new customers or people who missed it the first time. Further, like Tomb Raider: DE, this game is less than a year old. Plus it will drop in price in like two months if you're willing to wait anyway. Reply +1
  • Titanfall on Xbox 360 will run at over 30fps

  • TPoppaPuff 07/04/2014

    @Dogs-in-Hats And what would that be?

    At the point where EA delays it a whole month they have cost themselves a lot of sales that they wouldn't have recouped in any feasible deal they had with Microsoft over the Xbox One.

    Further the game was promised to run at 60fps like the others were supposed to. The game according the devs struggles much past 30. If it ran even 40fps they would have said so. Arguably the game still isn't finished.
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  • TPoppaPuff 04/04/2014

    @huh_what That was a good conspiracy theory that had merit for the first 2-week delay. But after the second 2-week delay it is safe to say that is not the case. At the point where you delay it a whole month they (EA) have cost themselves a lot of sales that they wouldn't have recouped in any feasible deal they had with Microsoft. If the game was shippable, they would have shipped it by now. Reply 0
  • TPoppaPuff 04/04/2014

    @dsmx If it barely hits above 30 like they're saying and runs at sub-720 I can't imagine it being better than the X1 version, as framey and teary as that version is (I own it, btw. I'm not inciting a flame war). Reply +1
  • TPoppaPuff 04/04/2014

    @alabtrosMyster That's patently false.

    Juddery 35 is NOT as smooth as a constant 30.

    Which is smoother to you?
    Reply +12
  • The numbers game

  • TPoppaPuff 05/04/2014

    The biggest flaw of Metacritic is that the critics don't get to define the ratings themselves. Adam Sessler adamantly pulled his reviews off metacritic for that very reason. On a five star rating, metacritic considers a 3/5 as a 60 instead of what is most typically viewed by those critics as roughly a 75 rating. That's a 15% difference! Further, even properly identifying the scores themselves don't mean anything without context which they are horribly lacking. A critic's numbers have to have context. What were other games reviewed by that critic average? What is his predisposition for that genre? What were his other reviews rated at that time? For instance, IGN the last couple years has been handing out 9s and 10s the last couple years like they've got an expiration date of yesterday.

    If Metacritic was perfect it is still probably an inherently flawed premise. The fact that Metacritic is broken fucking mess on top of that makes it irrefutably terrible.
    Reply -1
  • Nintendo and Sega team up for Sonic: Lost World Zelda DLC

  • TPoppaPuff 26/03/2014

    So I've been told Nintendo is very protective of certain franchises, which is why Retro hasn't been given a shot at the Zelda franchise. Then I see this... Reply +4
  • Face-Off: Metal Gear Solid 5: Ground Zeroes

  • TPoppaPuff 24/03/2014

    A link to 1up in the first paragraph? There's a blast from the past. :) Reply 0
  • Microsoft talks PS4 sales: "This is a marathon, not a sprint"

  • TPoppaPuff 21/03/2014

    @Farzlepot Nintendo won, but the gamers didn't. At least not those with only Wiis. By 2010 that console was dead. Reply +3
  • TPoppaPuff 21/03/2014

    While I would say that Microsoft is in the unenviable position of getting lapped and should still try to pick up the pace because the gap could widen much more than it currently is, I'm not going to persecute them yet. It's only been a few months and we still haven't gotten hard numbers from the Titanfall launch yet. Remember, the Xbone is the second or third fastest selling console in history so far. It just so happens that the PS4 is the fastest. If they see the same ebb and flows of the 360 at it's current pace, they will sell as many Xbones as they did 360 like three years quicker. Will it do Wii numbers? Probably not, but it's on pace to do great numbers still.

    I've got both consoles and looking at it purely objectively, neither one is in fear for its life. I'll worry when it only does 9x the monthly Wii U numbers.
    Reply +6
  • Disney Interactive lays off 700 staff

  • TPoppaPuff 07/03/2014

    "Instead, it will license its IPs to third-party developers." Where was this when Star Wars 1313 was still in development? Reply +2
  • Uncharted creative director Amy Hennig leaves Naughty Dog

  • TPoppaPuff 05/03/2014

    @harryshaw agreed. You know, in games sequels aren't as hard when you don't have to establish half your characters and you're allowed to tell your own story. Telling a sequel to that sequel; however, that's where it gets the hardest. Characters have been mostly mined out, you have to create a follow up to something that should be at it's best, and yet you're required to keep it exceedingly familiar yet fresh. Frankly, I can't imagine UC3 coming out any better than it did. Reply +3
  • Remember Cel Damage? It's coming back in HD

  • TPoppaPuff 03/03/2014

    Visually it holds up better than most PS2 games. Reply 0
  • Next-Gen Face-Off: Thief

  • TPoppaPuff 03/03/2014

    Nixxes has got to be the best port studio out there. There's not many studios that make the ports more efficient and run smoother than the original games. The framerates noticeably improved even with console equivalent 7850. Maybe developers should be forced to finish up their game a month early and have Nixxes try to clean up the game as best they can. Look at what they did with the PS4 version of Tomb Raider compared to X1. Or even more impressively what they managed to do with the PS3 version of Tomb Raider that ran a touch better than the original 360 version. Reply +4
  • Mob Wives star claims Grand Theft Auto 5 ripped off her life

  • TPoppaPuff 27/02/2014

    Hear that everyone? A whale has copyrighted the act of being a daughter of a rat. Reply +2
  • PlayStation 4 VR headset finally coming at GDC - report

  • TPoppaPuff 21/02/2014

    I'll wait for the Digital Foundry verdict before I decide which one to get. Of course they need to actually bring back 3D support in their games first. Reply 0
  • Man completes Super Mario Bros. with the lowest possible score

  • TPoppaPuff 21/02/2014

    @XrodOne Titanfall runs at 60 fps, as long as no titans are on the map...

    :P
    Reply +33
  • Microsoft announces Xbox One Media Remote

  • TPoppaPuff 21/02/2014

    @moroboshi I'm pretty sure the Blu ray remote they released like 8 years ago works on it, doesn't it? Reply 0
  • TPoppaPuff 21/02/2014

    As someone with a fair amount of prior experience with the Xbox One and recently bought it this weekend for the Titanfall beta I have to ask: How do deaf/hearing impaired people use the thing? Or those without Kinect plugged in? I ask that question earnestly and with no offense intended at all. I'm dead serious. Half the things I want to do I have to bark at the thing because there's no other clear way of getting to it. Some of those features seem straight up hidden without voice control. If the Kinect wasn't plugged in I'd be screwed. To be fair, in my short time with my own Xbox setup at my monitor, I have had no issues at all using voice controls. But if I didn't have Kinect plugged in or couldn't speak, I'd be able to play games and that's about it.

    The PS4 is incredibly intuitive and simple to use. It's not flashy but within a minute everything made perfect and complete sense. A lot of the X1 interface really should have just stuck with what worked on 360. It was natural and intuitive.
    Reply +2
  • Be advised: I was wrong about Titanfall

  • TPoppaPuff 20/02/2014

    @skunkfish It's "Six Days in Titanfallujah." Reply -5
  • TPoppaPuff 20/02/2014

    I played the demo. It's good fun, but replay value is a legitimate concern. As we found out the other day, there are like 14 maps total and like five game modes. And they're all 6v6 with bots. There's only a handful of guns, three titans, and couple of perks per slot. Custom servers are out, custom games are out. And unless they're hiding something, no player visual customization either. There's a "campaign" of 14 multiplayer matches with about an hour of cinematics, total, dispersed between games. Reply -1
  • Thousands of people play Pokémon at once via Twitch

  • TPoppaPuff 17/02/2014

    Who could have seen this coming? Nintendo, not MS or Sony, is the first to have their games using online streaming emulation. Reply +2
  • Tech Analysis: Titanfall beta on Xbox One and PC

  • TPoppaPuff 17/02/2014

    @karlo87 It's such a blow that Microsoft didn't even put up a fight to prevent it.

    Does anybody know what the sales breakdowns of games by platform? How much did BF4 do on PC compared to each console? How about Ghosts? Microsoft isn't sweating the PC version.
    Reply -3
  • PS4 sold nearly double Xbox One in US last month

  • TPoppaPuff 14/02/2014

    @Jokerman1982 The PS4 controller feels of a higher quality build the the X1 controller. You might want to edit that. Reply +2
  • Steam users already having fun with game-tagging

  • TPoppaPuff 14/02/2014

    You mean they gave them tools to troll and the internet ended up trolling? Who could've seen that coming? Reply +1
  • Mario Kart 8 release date announced

  • TPoppaPuff 14/02/2014

    @CleverCaviar Ok thanks. Reply 0
  • TPoppaPuff 13/02/2014

    Does the Dolphin emulator run Wii U games yet? Seriously. I have it on my comp but haven't tried such a thing. I'm sure there are isos of some games out there.

    And to be clear I'm not advocating piracy. I will gladly pay for a copy of MK8 if I can play it on my PC. It's how I play all my copies of my GC and Wii games.
    Reply -13
  • CandySwipe dev: King "taking the food out of my family's mouth"

  • TPoppaPuff 13/02/2014

    I would love to see King forced to remove Candy Crush off the store. They are thieves and they deserve to fail. I wish nothing but the worst for that company and will cheer with every misfortune they get. They earned it. Reply +3
  • Prison Architect alpha review

  • TPoppaPuff 13/02/2014

    "Only correct." Really, Paul Dean? Let's bring some A-Game to our Prison Architect alpha review puns like "Penitentially great." Reply +3
  • The Heavenly Sword movie is out soon - and here's a new trailer

  • TPoppaPuff 10/02/2014

    This looks like shit. I'd rather just watch the cutscenes from the game.

    I'd like to see a rerelease of the game with some cleaned up animation blending and cinematics. A couple of the FMV suffered from some terrible macroblocking as well. Also it's a perfect game for some TressFx. :D
    Reply +2
  • Naughty Dog mulls The Last of Us 2

  • TPoppaPuff 07/02/2014

    I loved Last of Us and will be buying the Left Behind DLC, but honestly I'd rather they make a new IP or reimagine Jak and Daxter. I think it would be great to just say "This is the universe, this is the story, and that's it." Instead the game industry tries to stretch everything out beyond it's breaking point. Maybe come back to it after the next game, but for now, I'd like to see it rest. Leave the constant sequels to Call of Duty. Reply +3
  • Call of Duty series enters three-year dev cycle

  • TPoppaPuff 07/02/2014

    But who will carry Infinity Ward as they limp to the finish line on their next game again? Neversoft and Raven? Oh, well it looks like Activision has got this all figured out. Reply -1
  • Titanfall on Xbox 360 slips to late March

  • TPoppaPuff 06/02/2014

    "Prepare for TitanDelay." Reply +6
  • Dungeon Keeper Android's rating system filters out "1-4 star" reviews

  • TPoppaPuff 06/02/2014

    Nobody should want to see such a large pillar of this industry fail because that just means there will be less games out there and less big-budget games out there and less potential for big-budget new IPs. But when you pull shit like this...

    I mean, who thought that was a great idea? EA, your reputation has gone through the shitter so much already. Why are you voluntarily heaping more shit on yourself? It's not sound business logic.
    Reply +4
  • Killzone Shadow Fall patch adds forced 30fps option

  • TPoppaPuff 06/02/2014

    @Dreamcaster-X I agree. It doesn't feel like a typical shooter campaign of this time. I likened it to more of a Goldeneye/Perfect Dark era of FPS. There wasn't a ton to do, but you were given freedom to get to the next objective and destination at your own pace. There were nooks and crannies in the levels that have no real purpose but they simply don't exist anymore in most shooter campaigns. Reply +2
  • TPoppaPuff 06/02/2014

    @Timmy_Toldrum It's gotta be a controller issue. My guess is the deadzone on the right stick in KZ is much smaller than most other games. I would have tried to get my controller replaced personally. A deadzone option in KZ would be nice, but this won't be the last game that suffers from this issue with that controller.

    I do feel bad that your experience with the game was ruined.
    Reply +2
  • TPoppaPuff 06/02/2014

    @Timmy_Toldrum What issues were those? About 3 weeks or so after launch they added several controller options.

    I too was hampered by the controls but then they added southpaw sticks.
    Reply 0
  • Resident Evil 4 Ultimate HD Edition still uses PS2 cut-scenes in Separate Ways

  • TPoppaPuff 06/02/2014

    My guess is those original animations and VO might have gotten lost somewhere between building the cutscenes on either the GC or PS2 build. The GC got a GoTY edition with that mini-campaign but I don't remember if it was in-game or just FMV. Reply 0
  • Xbox One firmware update will let you manage storage

  • TPoppaPuff 05/02/2014

    @DwarfyP I'm pretty sure storage management was in there during the blade era.

    The real issue is that they shouldn't have tried to reinvent the wheel when the only real complaint (other than the ads...) was the speed of the OS, which was only limited by the hardware. I would certainly think the 360's dashboard would be much more responsive with more powerful hardware and six times as much RAM dedicated to the OS than what was in the entire 360.
    Reply +2
  • South Park: The Stick of Truth does not use Uplay

  • TPoppaPuff 05/02/2014

    No play in Uplay, we all scream Hurray! Reply +17
  • Why John Carmack quit id Software

  • TPoppaPuff 05/02/2014

    That's kinda funny, cuz the only thing that would've gotten me interested in another Wolfenstein and another Doom game was Rift support. Reply +2
  • In Theory: Can Microsoft produce a new, cut-price Xbox One?

  • TPoppaPuff 03/02/2014

    @djronz. It's certainly possible.

    In either event, despite what trolls and fanboys want to believe, both consoles have been quite successful so far. If given the option between beating Sony again or have more financial success but sit in second place, they will take the money.
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  • TPoppaPuff 03/02/2014

    Firstly, the Blu-ray drive. This simply can't be removed for a number of reasons - it won't take a genius to point out that a disc-less SKU will end up being more expensive for the consumer in the long run based on digital prices, while broadband infrastructure isn't really there to support continual 30GB downloads for everyone just yet.
    Those reasons are not a determining factor. Phones with contracts aren't cheaper either and neither are car loans, but if the initial investment is cheaper in the short term, there will always be people willing to pay more later to save now. I don't know why you think this single instance would be any different. Saying this you might as well pretend Microsoft has your best interests at heart rather than look at them for what they are, a business.
    Reply 0
  • Battlefield 4: disaster report

  • TPoppaPuff 03/02/2014

    Also, BF5 was never coming out later this year. That would've ruined players' trust as much as anything. I've already looked at EA's studios and big franchises and I'll tell you what they will use to fill the void this holiday in the shooter department. It sounds like a joke but it's true: Homefront 2. Crytek regularly publishes Crytek titles and this game is well on pace for 2014 release. On top of that, the original despite being largely criticized sold a ton. Financially it was an irrefutable success. Not successful enough to save THQ (that would've taken a CoD and a couple BF3's to financially right that ship), but certainly a very profitable title. And also all other dev studios at EA were already accounted for and no major IP is unaccounted for.

    It might sound funny, but mark my words: EA will be pushing Homefront 2 this winter.
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