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  • Microsoft releases Xbox One party chat, system update tweaks

  • Tricky 12/05/2014

    @jameseyk1 It's not randomly recording clips - that's the game thinking you've done something worth recording and recording it for you. Some games have implemented this (FIFA, for example). Reply +12
  • This is what Amazon's new gaming controller looks like

  • Tricky 14/03/2014

    @CosmicGypsy No, they're not Xinput. Android Bluetooth controllers are all HID-compliant and just send similar keycodes to those of an Xinput controller. Reply 0
  • Tricky 14/03/2014

    @bosseye Because it's become the defacto standard for Android gamepads. Reply +4
  • 2014's funniest game just got funnier

  • Tricky 12/03/2014

    @Eldritch Excellent semi-plug there :-) Reply +4
  • The resurrection of Elite: Braben talks Dangerous

  • Tricky 07/03/2014

    @Vasot It looked shit hot when I tried it at Frontier the other week. I don't think you'll see much difference between them graphically once all's said and done. Reply +6
  • Xbox One controller must be updated for stereo headset adapter to work

  • Tricky 07/03/2014

    @BigDannyH Yes, the headset draws the power from the pad.

    And to everyone else asking about whether the adapter will make their existing Xbox 360 headset work with chat, the answer is YES.
    Reply +2
  • Tricky 07/03/2014

    @BigDannyH Yes, that's exactly what it does. Reply +3
  • All Ouya game content coming to Mad Catz micro-console MOJO

  • Tricky 06/03/2014

    @Pandy That largely sums it up, yes. Reply +4
  • Tricky 06/03/2014

    Well how much does a Nexus 5 or a Galaxy S4 cost you sans contract? And do either of those include a game controller? Reply +2
  • After 18 months of silence game streaming service OnLive returns with CloudLift

  • Tricky 06/03/2014

    @robertsimms If you're close enough to your PC to use a BT controller then what's your use case for Splashtop? :) Reply 0
  • Tricky 05/03/2014

    @robertsimms Sounds to me like you haven't actually tried Shield. It's vastly superior to Splashtop, both in display quality and controller latency. Reply 0
  • Tricky 05/03/2014

    Let's not forget that Onlive has an Android client. How about the ability to play your PC games on your phone/tablet/MOJO-like device? Bluetooth controllers are all over the shop now for those devices so the touch control thing is no longer an issue there.

    Sharzam has hit the nail on the head by saying that all of these things might not be in place right this second, but 4G is only going to become more commonplace/cheaper and that's got all the bandwidth necessary for this to work. Plus this actually opens up the option to (gasp) not actually needing a decent PC at home at all.

    Disclaimer here - I've actually tried the latest version of Onlive and the lag aspect that Groper bangs on about wasn't an issue (and that was playing Bioshock Infinite on a 10mb connection). Honestly, I'm as guilty of not wanting things to change as a lot of you are but some of you should really look further than the end of your nose sometimes...
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  • Yes, Lionhead is working on something that isn't "Fable-esque"

  • Tricky 21/01/2014

    FableFall - multiplayer fantasy shooter with steampunk mechs Reply +3
  • Star Wars 1313 trademark abandoned

  • Tricky 20/01/2014

    Lucasarts ruined Lucasarts way before Disney came along. Reply +63
  • Every Xbox One really CAN be a dev kit

  • Tricky 02/12/2013

    Heh, it was one of the first things I tried when I got mine. It's possible to unbrick an Xbox if you have the XDK, which anyone who has signed up to the ID@xbox program will have. They're just saying to average joes to not do this because they really would be up shit creek without a paddle. Reply +20
  • Microsoft congratulates Sony on its PS4 launch

  • Tricky 15/11/2013

    @George-Roper - you mean in the same way that the PS4 embargo was lifted 2 days before launch? Reply +22
  • Xbox One's headset adapter delayed until 2014

  • Tricky 19/10/2013

    @NotSoSlim That just tells me that the listing on Game hasn't been updated yet :-) Reply +1
  • Tricky 19/10/2013

    @Notsoslim No, really, they're delayed. You need an adapter to connect the headset into the pad in order to get chat audio working. End of. Reply +1
  • Digital Foundry vs. Respawn: the Titanfall interview

  • Tricky 25/08/2013

    @George-Roper conveniently ignoring what I wrote about Forza there then? Plus these are the guys that championed 60fps on COD and he says "frame rate is king". If this isn't 60fps at launch I'll be stunned. Reply -1
  • Tricky 25/08/2013

    @George-Roper Yes, it was on PC, but it seems you're being overly pessimistic about what the Xbox One can achieve. Having also played Forza 5 (which was running on actual Xbox One hardware) I'd be surprised if Respawn can't get close to the same level of graphical bells and whistles.

    Yes, Forza 5 is a different beast in terms of what it's chucking around on screen, but the level of detail in that is insane and that was definitely running at 60fps. I don't think them not wanting to commit to anything at this stage is an issue: as others have pointed out they've got a fair few months left for tuning of performance so I'm certainly prepared to give them the benefit of the doubt for the time being.
    Reply +2
  • Tricky 25/08/2013

    I played two rounds of this at Gamescom and it's seriously good. Anyone worrying about graphical effects can stop - when you've got several Titans letting off their electro smoke and rockets and bullets are zipping every which way, it looks great. More importantly, it plays great and genuinely is doing something different to other shooters out there.

    Play it like any other shooter and you'll get your arse kicked. Use the wall-running and double-jumping to good effect and it changes completely.
    Reply +8
  • Nvidia Shield playable at Eurogamer Expo 2013

  • Tricky 12/08/2013

    @SuperSoupy Depends on whether you feel the convenience of not having to move your PC to another room is worth 300.

    Alternatively, my PC is at the back of the house in the little space I carved off the back of our garage... which gets fecking cold in the winter, so the ability to play some PC games without losing the feeling in my fingers could be much appreciated.

    That plus all the other stuff I could do with it when on my travels (emulation, some of the many decent Android games out now and upcoming) makes it a cool device. Expensive, yeah, but still worthy of consideration.

    I tried one at E3 this year and it's an excellent device all round really.
    Reply -1
  • Nvidia Shield review

  • Tricky 11/08/2013

    There's some decent Android games out there that actually only really become decent when used with a controller, so there is some sense to this. Plus you have to look forwards a bit. With this in the market and the other Android consoles that ship with controllers and SoCs that actually offer decent processing and graphics performance, you're going to see more games coming that offer deeper experiences than what most people think of when they think Android/iOS gaming right now. Reply +2
  • Xbox One will include a headset after all, Microsoft confirms

  • Tricky 08/08/2013

    @Stoomonster - not to state the obvious but you're also going to need the next gen after Xbox One/PS4 to have a console that can do 4K gaming at 60Hz ;-) Reply +16
  • Xbox One records the last five minutes of your gameplay

  • Tricky 22/07/2013

    @riceNpea From only reading this article then yes, you might think Britesparc is overreacting but if you take the collective output of every article EG has written about the next gen consoles over the last month or two then yes, there most definitely is a sarky, sneery tone to their coverage of Xbox One which clearly shows a bias.

    Take the article they published which derided the Xbox One's launch line up for a lack of innovation and gave no mention to the fact that the PS4's lineup is similarly bereft of any innovation. And then they'll take a cheap shot in just about any article. Microsoft deserve a ribbing for some of their poor PR and messaging but the agenda is pretty clear for anyone who reads the site. Of course EG aren't alone in this in any way, shape or form, but it's a shame as they have historically been somewhat more even-handed in their coverage.

    Personally I'll still be using both because of my job so I'll save my judgement for when I've had more of a chance to use them in anger.
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  • 5 Halo: Spartan Assault released

  • Tricky 19/07/2013

    @TheEarlOfZinger You might want to hang on and see what the GDR2 and GDR3 updates do for you. GDR2 is coming in the next month or so.

    Plus there's Phone 8.1 which is due early 2014 and which we'll all get.
    Reply -1
  • Apples and oranges

  • Tricky 13/07/2013

    They already said that they were supporting a standard controller (no analog sticks and only two triggers) and an extended controller (analog sticks and two triggers), with options for form-fitting and standalone. Really there's nothing here that should be of any surprise if you saw the news around the announcement. Reply +3
  • Tricky 13/07/2013

    They're reference designs for a spec guys; not actual pads... Reply +20
  • Journey: Collector's Edition gets UK physical release tomorrow

  • Tricky 06/06/2013

    Hmmm - played this for the first time only last month and ran into several other players on my play through. Reply +1
  • Thief dev explains why it ditched original Garrett voice actor

  • Tricky 03/04/2013

    Bioshock Infinite's motion capture was performed by different people than the voiceovers - didn't seem to affect that game too badly... Reply +5
  • This year's Independent Games Festival winners are...

  • Tricky 28/03/2013

    Read fail:

    "Cart Life, a greyscale indie game about juggling a street vending business with personal commitments, and FTL: Faster Than Light"
    Reply +10
  • Star Wars 1313 on hold, claims new report

  • Tricky 01/03/2013

    Christ. How many cancelled games at Lucasarts in the last 5 years does that make now? Reply +10
  • EA putting micro-transactions "into all of our games"

  • Tricky 27/02/2013

    Oh this'll be a good comments thread. Reply +282
  • 275 weeks and 4000 songs later, Rock Band DLC will end

  • Tricky 19/02/2013

    @Whitster On PS3, yes, because Harmonix have to have a hand in that. On 360, it can continue as long as people support it apparently. Reply 0
  • Antichamber review

  • Tricky 11/02/2013

    The visuals are stunning and the neon colours do have a purpose, especially when it comes to the puzzles involving the cubes. Had Oli realised this then it might have helped him understand which puzzles he could solve at any given point. Not going to say any more than that, but working that out is one of the points of the game (and it took me all of five minutes to work out).

    It hasn't stopped me getting stuck in a few places, but that's mostly because of my forgetting previously learnt skills (something the game does remind you about on one of its motivational posters).
    Reply +3
  • Wii U GamePad Android knock-off review

  • Tricky 02/02/2013

    Jablonski, if all the articles are correct that i've seen in the last year then any Android platform is used for piracy - or at least i keep hearing about 95% piracy rates. Reply 0
  • Tricky 02/02/2013

    @macmurphy thanks for saving me from posting my second point :-)

    You put it better than I probably would have.
    Reply +1
  • Tricky 02/02/2013

    @Bluetooth If you'd seen some of the shocking factories I've been to in China then maybe you'd not be so quick to speak. It's like anything: there's a wide spectrum of quality when it comes to manufacturing in China with everything from tiny, dirty places that produce badly put together products that break quickly, to the pristine powerhouses of places like Foxconn.

    The article was merely referring to the fact that there are a lot of similar devices such as this which definitely come from the lower part of that quality spectrum - if you pay peanuts then you will get monkeys.
    Reply +11
  • Skulls of the Shogun review

  • Tricky 30/01/2013

    @Faldrath perfectly serviceable, yes. But, as this shows, there might come a time when we start seeing decent new releases that will only appear on 8.

    Plus it's faster than 7, has everything that 7 does, and more, and you can get the upgrade for peanuts (especially compared to what it will cost you from Feb 1st).
    Reply +2
  • Saturday Soapbox: Buy-to-let gaming

  • Tricky 26/01/2013

    Just to echo what Cjail said in very clear language, why not buy the game but don't buy the micro transactions?

    EA have been selling "pay to win" DLC for most of their games for some time now - clearly some people want this because otherwise they wouldn't be doing it.

    The only time I would ever get het up about this kind of stuff is if it genuinely meant that you couldn't continue the game until you paid up - as far as I can see this isn't the case in DS3, so there shouldn't be any issue, should there?

    Anyone assuming that this means the death of the current payment model and that all games will end up going down the route of gating off areas until you pay is just useless scaremongering conjecture.
    Reply -10
  • Hard Choices

  • Tricky 12/01/2013

    @XCREED They're far from the first and certainly won't be the last to do so. Whether it's a questionnaire or a beta test program or whatever, the vast majority of developers do seek opinion outside of their own doors. You'd be a fool not to, because if you've got a bunch of impassioned fans, then you're very likely to get some good out of them if you ask their opinions. Reply 0
  • Tricky 12/01/2013

    "Sending out massive questionnaires about what gamers want from DA3 and ME4? Come on! What do they want us to design the game for them? They seem to lack any sort of creative vision and just seem clueless as what to do next."

    Stupid thing to say. Of course they have a vision for what they want to do - they're just trying to placate all you moaning fuckers and if one of you does actually suggest a good idea then they'll use it. Honestly, you all moan about them not listening to you, but then when they do you moan again. Give it up.
    Reply -1
  • Tricky 12/01/2013

    @O11Y well your ending would have sucked then. One of the whole points of any Zombie tale is the futility of it all (with maybe a small spot of hope). Telltale nailed it. Yes, I wanted Lee to survive too but I can absolutely applaud what Telltale did.

    Mind you I think the ending of ME3 was fine and, again, that's precisely because of what this article describes - my journey through the whole trilogy really did affect how things played out. The ending then pulls things back together so that they can do more Mass Effects and don't need to then account for a bunch of different endings when they do. And I'm so bored of the whole plot holes argument - yes it's not perfect but there's not actually as many problems as some people seem to think there are; most of them are just so butthurt that they couldn't get the ending they wanted (as opposed to what the writer wanted - duh) that they'll never listen to any reason.
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  • Cross-platform turn-based strategy game Skulls of the Shogun out this month

  • Tricky 11/01/2013

    @stoomonster eh?

    "They've tied up a few things, such as completely removing Aero from desktop, and added things like resizeble tiles in 'Metro'."

    That's Windows 8 you're describing there...
    Reply -1
  • Trends of 2013: The last console generation

  • Tricky 09/01/2013

    EG comments in a nutshell right there - good article discussing the uncertainty of what's to come next from the big hitters and the first comment is utterly unconnected and includes a wank gag. Reply -27
  • Windows 8 sales break 60 million in 10 weeks

  • Tricky 09/01/2013

    There's a simple way to change the way you approach Windows 8 - just think of the 'Metro' screen as a giant Start button menu. That's all it really is if you think about it because everything else runs as it did before. People really are making too much out of this.

    Oh and if you're a 'power user' then just right click in the bottom left corner of the screen and you'll get access to most of the things you think you're missing.
    Reply +7
  • Nintendo blocking 18+ rated Wii U eShop content at certain times

  • Tricky 07/12/2012

    Yeah, it's real simple - if there's parental controls on the console then that's all you need. This is just a secondary and needless level of restriction. Surely HSH25 can see the complete redundancy of this decision.

    I'll be stunned if it doesn't get changed pretty quickly to be honest.
    Reply +4
  • Tricky 07/12/2012

    Absolutely ridiculous. Reply +200
  • Far Cry 3 review

  • Tricky 21/11/2012

    "when the game tells you that you need shark skin to upgrade your wallet capacity, you wade out into the ocean and punch the nearest Mako to death."

    Reply +30
  • Ditching Far Cry, piracy, gameplay and just about breaking even: Crytek on the ups and downs of the Crysis series

  • Tricky 13/11/2012

    Still gets me how some people hold on to this idea that Crysis 2 is just a corridor shooter and Crysis 1 wasn't. Crysis 1 was very much a corridor shooter, just with very wide corridors in places - you still ultimately got funnelled where they wanted you to go.

    Both games are sandbox-like in that they both display emergent gameplay - yes Crysis 2 was in tighter environments but I never felt like it was to its detriment.
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