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  • OnLive's CloudLift subscription price cut to 5 a month

  • YenRug 11/04/2014

    "There is no contract so you can cancel at any time."

    And the very reason that this will ultimately fail, there are not enough people that need this capability on a regular basis; when someone does need it, they'll sign up for a month, or however long they're off travelling for, and then cancel it when they get back. When the service goes bankrupt, people will just go back to taking a laptop with them or not playing their PC games whilst away.
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  • Chris Roberts shows off Star Citizen dogfighting

  • YenRug 11/04/2014

    Oh look, I'm going to make a derogatory comment about the PS4 in a PC game story even though not a single PS4 owner has made any vocal comment about it not being on the PS4! Reply +14
  • The Last of Us: Remastered for PS4 revealed

  • YenRug 09/04/2014

    Just needs an upgrade option, I bought the download version with season pass in the 12 Deals of Xmas sale; would happily pay an upgrade fee, especially if saves were compatible, but would seriously question buying it as a full price product. Reply +3
  • Oculus Rift's John Carmack reckons Facebook "get the Big Picture"

  • YenRug 31/03/2014

    @CompetitiveDad Can't believe you missed out on capitalizing Gloom!

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  • PlayStation Vita system update raises app cap, adds calendar

  • YenRug 25/03/2014

    @aros Yes, you can have separate cards for different accounts, but you have to do a factory reset of the Vita to change accounts; if they could set it up so that you select an account change option, being prompted to turn the system off and swap cards in the process, that would make a huge difference. Reply +2
  • Epoch: Returns - a game inspired by Mass Effect 1's planetary exploration

  • YenRug 18/03/2014

    @telboy007 Not always, there are varying funding models on Indiegogo; I believe you always have to set a target, but you have options between taking whatever funding you receive (though I believe you have to ensure there is at least something viable, i.e. you don't get to take $500 if your target is $50,000, obviously that's not going to make anything), or only get funded if you hit your target. I think they also do gifting options, where people are in dire straits and need money to help out, i.e. medical emergencies. Reply 0
  • YenRug 17/03/2014

    Just saw the e-mail about this, seems a bit short-sighted to cancel this soon; wonder what the situation is, as it doesn't sound like just a numbers issue in the update on the Kickstarter page. Reply +2
  • Video shows how to dock in Elite: Dangerous

  • YenRug 15/03/2014

    Hate to be a nitpicker, but this was a manual landing, no docking computer involved to be playing the Blue Danube!

    Did love the little bobble-head bouncing when the ship touched down, just an extra touch of feedback if any screen shake is too subtle.
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  • Star Citizen raises astronomical $40m

  • YenRug 11/03/2014

    OK, the average works out to ~$100/60 per person, which doesn't seem quite as bad as I expected. Whilst the bottom level of funding is $30, for the most basic ship, it's pretty safe to say most people have probably gone at least one or two step up from that; would be interesting to see a rough breakdown of pledge level numbers, get some idea of just how insane some people are with how much money they're willing to put down on this. Reply +2
  • Tales of Symphonia: Chronicles review

  • YenRug 10/03/2014

    I remember really looking forward to this game, on my GameCube, unfortunately it ended up being the game that demonstrated how much I hate the Tales combat system. I'm a huge fan of turn based RPG's and whilst I do enjoy some real-time combat systems, I just could not get to grips with how Tales works, I always ended up feeling like I was just flailing the controller around in the air and the outcome was completely random. Reply 0
  • Eternal Darkness: Sanity's Requiem retrospective

  • YenRug 10/03/2014

    @Dantonir Don't you mean four playthroughs, if you wanted the ultimate ending? Reply 0
  • Watch Dogs release date revealed

  • YenRug 06/03/2014

    EU PlayStation Blog seems to be confirming the 27th May, day after my birthday, launch date:

    We are also pleased to announce that exclusive Watch_Dogs bundles for both PS4 and PS3 will also be available for launch on 27th May.
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  • Metal Gear Solid: Ground Zeroes is the best, most expensive demo ever made

  • YenRug 05/03/2014

    19.75, but S&H on top, apparently if you use "celebrate" there's free delivery but no idea if that code is still valid.
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  • Now European Commission investigates free-to-play games

  • YenRug 02/03/2014

    I've got a great idea, force "buyers" to purchase the most expensive package to be able to download the "free" game.

    Sounds nuts, but think about it, how many publishers are going to put a 70 price tag on their game if they want people to download it?
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  • TxK review

  • YenRug 13/02/2014

    @slk486 Don't forget to go into the options and set the SFX and Music to 200%, too. Reply 0
  • Naughty Dog mulls The Last of Us 2

  • YenRug 07/02/2014

    @TheEarlOfZinger Personally, that falls under the "same universe", not continuing the story. Not saying you can't have Joel or Ellie crop up in another story, but their story has been told. Reply 0
  • YenRug 07/02/2014

    When the rumours about this came up a week or so, ago, I talked about it with a friend at work. We both agreed, a TLOU sequel would really need to be another story entirely, trying to continue Ellie's story would spoil what was told in the first game; use the same universe, yes, continue the story, no. Reply 0
  • MGS: Ground Zeroes can be completed in under two hours

  • YenRug 05/02/2014

    Isn't this the sort of thing that used to be on a demo disc bundled with another game? Did they forget to make ZOE 3, or did they just decide not to bother making a game which needed to boost its sales? Reply +7
  • Letter from America: A hazy shade of winter

  • YenRug 02/02/2014

    @jeremy.parish Re: The Bangles vs Simon & Garfunkel

    I'm 43, not 53; pretty sure I've never heard the original version before now, I wasn't even aware The Bangles version was a cover!

    So, no, I meant The Bangles version.
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  • YenRug 02/02/2014

    @jeremy.parish I would class those points as the general attitude to the UK/European market by Japanese companies, rather than something specific to Nintendo.

    It's not like we don't still get huge delays, thanks to "having to deal with multiple languages"; always annoyed me, that one, when there's often French and sometimes Spanish options already included in NA games, just how hard is it to throw German in there as well? Nintendo had the greater number of RPG's early on, text heavy games taking their time to grind through the mill, so the delays were more noticeable on their systems.

    As for PAL conversions, well, the 50Hz/60Hz/576lines/480lines situation was a problem for years and was still something we had to deal with even on the original PlayStation, so, no, not a specific Nintendo problem either.

    Marketing? Yeah, I'll give you that one, that's definitely Nintendo's horrendously huge weak spot, even now.

    I would argue that you're looking at this from the viewpoint of wishing that Nintendo had done things differently, so that they would be in a stronger position today. My viewpoint, however, is as someone who was happily playing on his Spectrums and Amigas during this period; we had a much larger market, in terms of scope and coverage, rather than the two party situation that existed in NA (much like politics). You had a straight up boxing match, we had a playground melee; it took a while for the dust to settle, when the early home computers eventually died off, leaving us with the situation of 2 competitors for the TV based gaming market and then it was a comparatively short time before they were joined by a third competitor, once again.

    In the UK, we just never really had that "two horse race" mentality have a chance to establish itself to the same extent; yes, there nearly always have been two "giants" duking it out for the top spot, but, there's nearly always been something else in the mix alongside it as an alternative option.
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  • YenRug 02/02/2014

    The good news for Nintendo fans - and bear in mind that Nintendo loyalty runs pretty deep in the States, since they didn't make a hash of the 8- and 16-bit eras in America the way they did in the UK! - is that the company seemingly has no intention of departing the console market.
    I would argue that Nintendo didn't make a hash of that period, in the UK, it's just that we didn't have the "VIDEOGAME CRASH! (TM)(C)(R)" that Yanks are always going on about. Whilst consoles almost died on their arse, in North America, the UK had already switched over to home computers with the Spectrum and the C64, then moved onto the ST and Amiga; when the NES and Master Systems launched here there was some uptake, which grew significantly when the SNES and Mega Drive came out, but Nintendo was just "one of the players" in the still thriving market.

    Nintendo were never the saviours of videogames, as they're perceived over the pond, the "Seal of Quality" didn't mean anything to us as we'd moved onto other platforms before the crap became overwhelming.
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  • Funcom under investigation, offices closed

  • YenRug 31/01/2014

    Yay! Updates now get date/time stamped!

    I e-mailed about that a week or so back, don't know if it was just my suggestion, or if there's been repeated requests for it, but glad to see it.
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  • OFT finalises 'principles' to stop exploitative micro-transactions

  • YenRug 30/01/2014

    I want to see such high level payments be made illegal, rather than just being immoral as they are at present. We have people campaigning to ban or limit gambling machines, in bookmakers no less, so I don't see why in-app purchases shouldn't be limited to, say, something like 20 per month. Reply +3
  • Next-Gen Face-Off: Tomb Raider Definitive Edition

  • YenRug 29/01/2014

    @naznatips You missed my point, but you'll get to it when I discussed it further down the comments. Reply 0
  • YenRug 29/01/2014

    I would like to ask: why is the price of the game being brought up, both in the DF article and in commments?

    Isn't the point of Digital Foundry to discuss a game's performance on various pieces of hardware?

    The place for the software price to be relevant is in a review of the game, where it ties into the value proposition of what's being bought, good or bad.
    Reply +12
  • YenRug 29/01/2014

    @Suarez07 It wasn't intended as a complaint on my part, I had intended to quote this section:

    For those wondering how it fares in comparison to the PC version, the choice isn't quite so clear-cut. The open nature of the platform means that hardware upgrades and customisable graphics settings allow the user to dictate the resolution and frame-rate based around the compromises that are most important to them - so if you want a rock-solid 60fps and you're prepared to trade TressFX to achieve it, that's no problem at all.
    I have a pretty good spec PC (i7/GT680/16GB RAM) bought in December '12, but the default position of DF seems to be, "Well, if you spend the money, then there's never going to be a realistic comparison against the consoles."

    The point I was trying to make was, along the lines of, find a price point and stick to it for comparisons. How about, every 6 or 12 months, they spec up a PC for 500~600 (which isn't unreasonable to spend on a new PC) and the stick to that for comparisons until the next refresh.
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  • YenRug 29/01/2014

    Here's a suggestion for PC comparisons: build a PC in the price range of the consoles and see how it fares? Yes, if you spend the money on your rig it can scale almost infinitely, but if you want to compare with consoles then work from a "bang for your buck" position.

    EDIT: Please, before replying with a comment to this particular post, read further down where you will see I've addressed the point that I was trying to make more clearly. Getting annoying that people keep telling me the same thing, over and over, because they've not yet read down to where I, more or less, agree with them...
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  • The latest Lovecraft

  • YenRug 27/01/2014


    Oh, it's free. All the better, then!
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  • Might & Magic 10: Legacy review

  • YenRug 23/01/2014

    If anyone wants to order the physical boxed deluxe edition (same price as the download edition), this is the page you need to go to:

    I originally clicked on the banner for the game, on the frontpage of the UPlay store, but it only offered me download versions to choose between; I had to go and choose to browse the PC DVD category to find the boxed edition, despite it being listed on the banner ad.
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  • Zavvi selling Xbox One for 20 less than RRP

  • YenRug 20/01/2014

    So Zavvi have got stock that needs shifting, then? A bit different to their recent PS4 forced bundles. Reply +43
  • Nintendo slashes Wii U sales forecast from 9m to 2.8m

  • YenRug 17/01/2014

    @LadyAvalon Nintendo are the publisher for Bayonetta 2, without their funding the development it wouldn't exist, which the developer has made clear on several occasions. The only way they wouldn't hold onto it is if Nintendo deliberately let it go, for some reason, i.e. halting development of all Wii U software if they decided to ditch the system. Reply +2
  • The Witcher gets a board game spin-off

  • YenRug 08/01/2014

    No mention of the "Coming soon to iOS and Android tablets!" on the board game's website? Reply +1
  • Tomb Raider Definitive Edition is more than a facelift, dev insists

  • YenRug 18/12/2013

    New Engine =/= Sale

    New Engine + Significant SP Content = Possible Sale

    New Engine + Significant SP Content + Sensible Price = Sale
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  • Zavvi threatens customers with legal action after accidentally sending free Vitas

  • YenRug 10/12/2013

    @loadstone007 But they didn't TAKE the item, it was sent to them; the action was carried out by Zavvi, not the recipient.

    What is now trying to be clarified is the legal position of Zavvi: you are meant to inform the sender that you do not want the item and they are to collect it at your convenience, but there are already plenty of comments on here that Zavvi are being less than helpful in dealing with them and then can't be bothered to ensure collection; as far as I am aware, once you have made that attempt it is up to Zavvi to make any further direct contact and request an opportunity to collect it. I'm not sure, but I recall that it's either 28 days/1 month or 90 days/3 months that they have to do this within, after which time you can treat the goods as yours.
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  • YenRug 10/12/2013

    @TelexStar Try reading people's post more carefully, before you start claiming what I think, I said "COULD" which indicates that I am proposing a possibility not a definite situation. Reply -1
  • YenRug 10/12/2013

    @TelexStar The problem is what is the definition of unsolicited goods; customers were ordering the physical version of Tearaway, they've been sent a Vita with a download code for Tearaway. They haven't received what they ordered, so this could be classed as a separate item entirely (it's definitely a separate SKU) and thus unsolicited. As someone pointed out above, people who've received this could technically complain to Zavvi that they have yet to receive what they've ordered from them. Reply +2
  • YenRug 10/12/2013

    @TelexStar Different laws, you cannot apply one set of circumstances to another if they don't actually apply to one another. Reply 0
  • YenRug 10/12/2013

    @reelbigkris Actually, I believe that you are now pretty much free and clear in this matter; you have made contact and arranged a time for them to collect the incorrectly delivered item. They failed and it is now up to them to make direct contact with you, you have fulfilled your obligation in this matter, there is no requirement on your part to try over and over again; just make sure you have a record of the arrangement and if they try taking you to court, I'm pretty sure they'll fall flat on their faces. Reply +6
  • Majora's Mask revival teased in New Smash Bros. Assist Trophy

  • YenRug 06/12/2013

    When Anouma was interviewed, earlier this year, and asked if there was a MM remake coming he apparently laughed; when asked to clarify what this meant, he stated "Just say that I laughed."

    Plenty of people speculated that this was a good indicator that the MM remake was coming; myself, however, I wonder if it's actually a sign that the new Wii U Zelda is actually going to be a spiritual follow-up to Majora's Mask. Anouma's made it clear that he wants to try to do something different with this new Zelda game, making it not explicitly about saving Zelda/defeating Ganon is a pretty good place to start, to my way of thinking.
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  • People are using the PS4 and PlayRoom to stream a call-in show

  • YenRug 22/11/2013

    EG, can I make a suggestion? Consider putting date/time details on stories, especially updates, it's something I've long thought you need but this story highlights it particularly well. Someone coming along to read this story, later on, will have absolutely no idea of the timescales involved. Reply +6
  • Ex-Microsoft director Adam Orth discusses Xbox One #dealwithit controversy

  • YenRug 07/11/2013

    For those saying Adam Orth shouldn't have lost his job over this, you're missing the point that he was in a relatively senior post in Microsoft; if you have director in your job title you better make damn sure that any publicly made comment does not run counter to your company's policy, nor impacts its image. Even at my level, just on the second rung of income for my company, I have annual reminders that I should never communicate my company's plans in any public forum, when you get to executive levels you are considered a spokesman for your company and your contract will spell out the repercussions of making a comment out of turn. Reply +41
  • Assassin's Creed 4 PS4 bundle announced

  • YenRug 05/11/2013

    Already got both pre-ordered, however, my pre-order is for the Buccaneer edition, doubt there's an option for that in a bundle. Reply +7
  • South Park: The Stick of Truth delayed to 2014

  • YenRug 01/11/2013

    Is there a chance we might now see a port to PS4/Xbone? Not expecting a graphical overhaul/upgrade, just the ability to run on them rather then having to buy on what will be a secondary system by then. Reply +3
  • Xbox One Resolutiongate: the 720p fallout

  • YenRug 31/10/2013

    @dadrester EA have already confirmed that the first Titanfall game is permanently exclusive to Xbone/360/PC, though they don't rule out sequels coming to other systems. Reply +15
  • Tales of Symphonia Chronicles release date, Collector's Edition confirmed for Europe

  • YenRug 22/10/2013

    Now all we need is a HD update of Skies of Arcadia Legends. Reply +8
  • Argos offering PlayStation Vita 3G, two games, memory card for 140

  • YenRug 19/10/2013

    @chucklepie They're only downloads, though, whilst theses are physical copies you can sell on, if you want. There's also the small matter that most of those Mega Pack games have already been included in PS+, so if you've been subscribed a while you'll already have them. Reply 0
  • YenRug 18/10/2013

    If anyone's a bit strapped for cash, don't forget there is the Argos card option with buy now pay in 6 months, as long as you pay it off in that time there's no interest (god forbid you run over that, though!). Reply +1
  • Zelda: The Wind Waker HD is 50 on eShop this week

  • YenRug 30/09/2013

    @darkmorgado Where did you find it for that price? I've not been able to find it for much less than 40! Reply 0
  • YenRug 30/09/2013

    I'm finding myself struggling to consider buying it at the ~40 it's on sale for online at the moment, there's no way I'm going near it at 50, if it was 30 I would have been all over it. One to put on Gamestracker, see how long I have to wait to get a notification from them. Reply +1