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  • Project Cars Wii U stalled, may be delayed until NX

  • alexatkin 26/05/2015

    @Bickle2 N64 and Gamecube made a profit, therefore neither were a failure to Nintendo.

    By your logic a local shop is a failure compared to a large supermarket chain, because they don't sell as much. That is what is wrong with this country, everyone wants to be number one. But there is nothing wrong with being the underdog if your business is still viable.

    Its unrealistic to expect Nintendo to sell as well as Sony or Microsoft, as they have the market for a general purpose games console between them. They can afford to charge more because people are sold on their infrastructure, Nintendo can't compete with that.

    That does NOT however mean Nintendo failed, so long as they continue to make a profit. The question is, can they continue to support their consoles well enough to do that?
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  • alexatkin 26/05/2015

    I'm pretty sure NX is at least a couple of years away and I would be stunned if it was any more powerful PS4.

    Remember, Nintendo don't like to take a loss on hardware but they also can't get away with charging as much as Sony/Microsoft either.

    I'm still waiting for the promised Zelda U. If they announce a new home console before Zelda has even come out, bye bye goodwill from Wii U owners.

    I for one would NOT buy a new Nintendo console any time soon. I have already been through three 3DS consoles thanks to their incremental upgrades.

    Project CARS was NEVER a good fit for Wii U. The console doesn't even have analog triggers FFS.
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  • Is this the new Logitech wheel for PlayStation 4?

  • alexatkin 24/05/2015

    @Slikz I believe that still only works with Project Cars, as does my Fanatec Forza wheel.

    Problem is, I don't WANT to play Project Cars. I want to play DriveClub, which does NOT support Fanatec.
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  • Does Nvidia HairWorks really "sabotage" AMD Witcher 3 performance?

  • alexatkin 22/05/2015

    @stryker1121 On the contrary, its the people who DON'T game who call gamers names.

    WTF does that have to do with people who MAKE games? They are the LAST people to insult their customers.
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  • Microsoft's June Xbox update targets Windows app

  • alexatkin 22/05/2015

    @tidy-spidey Except you can turn on the Xbox One and stream TV to your phone, when you are in another room, the garden, anywhere in range of WiFi.

    You also seem to be forgetting we are going to be able to fully stream Xbox One games to phones, tablets, PCs, which ALSO need remote power on/off.
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  • Lizard Squad teen pleads guilty to 23 charges of harassment

  • alexatkin 22/05/2015

    @I_Am_CatButler You don't really have a choice now that Facebook demands your real name. Reply 0
  • Nintendo's doing something a little different with the Splatoon demo

  • alexatkin 07/05/2015

    @jabberwocky WiFi issues maybe? Try picking up a cheap Wii compatible USB ethernet adapter as they work on Wii U too. Reply 0
  • Digital Foundry: Hands-on with PlayStation Now

  • alexatkin 04/05/2015

    @FMV-GAMER How could Sony fix performance issues? They don't have the source code, they are merely a platform to run those games on.

    I wouldn't expect developers to go back and fix old games for this service either.

    This is a cloud PS3 service, nothing more, nothing less, the games will run the same.
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  • alexatkin 04/05/2015

    My HDTV already has the maximum latency I can live with, to the point it takes me quite a while to get used to it on new games and I still suffer a lot of over-steer on racing games. So this is out of the question for me there.

    That said, if they have the sense to allow this on none-Sony smartphones, I might give it a try on my Note 4. Sadly the WiFi is too crowded round here on 2.4Ghz so even streaming the PS4 to my PSVita is unreliable, so using that is out of the question too. (oh Sony, why didn't you have PSVita support 5Ghz, I think the chip even supports it)
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  • May Games with Gold titles include Mafia 2, F1 2013

  • alexatkin 29/04/2015

    @Sp@rtacus I tried playing the Pool game but the controls didn't feel very good.

    Fortunately I have two on PS4 as well, so I was just curious how it compared.
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  • Bethesda removes paid mods in Skyrim

  • alexatkin 28/04/2015

    @Innocent_Bystander If that were true then why does Patreon exist?

    If a mod is good enough, especially if it has potential to be worked on over time and that needs funding, at least some people WILL pay.

    Considering some people will NEVER buy mods (I wouldn't) and they were only going to get a 25% cut anyway, donating makes way more sense.
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  • NBA 2K15 unlocked on Xbox One this weekend

  • alexatkin 23/04/2015

    @bigtechno That does seem poorly planned.

    Wouldn't it make more sense for it to have a 48 hour timer from first launch, rather than a defined weekend?
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  • Resident Evil Revelations 2 is coming to Vita this summer

  • alexatkin 11/04/2015

    So it doesn't have gyroscopic aiming on PS4? If not, why not?

    I find gyro controls on portable consoles a real chore. If you are in a moving vehicle or cramped, the most likely places to be playing IMO, its next to useless. It actually works far better at home.
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  • Conker's Big Reunion drops fresh gameplay trailer

  • alexatkin 09/04/2015

    I don't think it looks bad, except Conker without the fur effect kinda ruins the whole thing.

    Its baffling that Project Spark would omit fur as it adds a LOT of polish to character graphics.
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  • Cloud gaming company OnLive shuts down this month

  • alexatkin 03/04/2015

    @Dantonir I have never looked into WOL as there are so many reports of it not working at all, or incorrectly waking up when a WOL packet has not been sent.

    Also it needs to be part of the streaming app so it seamlessly wakes up/goes to sleep without needing user intervention.

    With PS4 I don't believe it uses standard WOL. Instead it has the ARM CPU connected to the network at all times so it can wake up for downloads and listen for a wake up command. If I fire off a request to download something from PSN to the PS4 it wakes up near instantly.
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  • alexatkin 03/04/2015

    @TheMightyEthan You need to modulate that signal to send actual data, you need error correction, there are other peoples data going at the same time competing for time, so the latency of the data going over that signal is far far higher.

    With streaming you have several distinct things that have to happen within 33ms max, ideally 16ms.

    Read the controller, send that over to the remote server, process it, render the game frame, encode the frame, send it to the remote screen, decode it at the remote screen, display it on the remote screen.

    There is latency in every step there. At best, it takes 10ms just to ping a tiny ICMP packet out of my ISP and back again, assuming direct peering with my ISP. Now try transferring all the above data in that time frame.

    The cost of the cloud gaming hardware would be prohibitive and everyone needs to have pure fibre connections to stand any chance of it working well. Its just silly to waste Internet bandwidth on cloud gaming when it can work so much better the old fashioned way.

    Right now, Steam can "just" manage 60fps gaming over my Gigabit wired LAN to a client on 5Ghz WiFi with occasional hitches. That is with only a single client on that WiFi and no crosstalk.

    PS4 Remote Play is next to useless, because the other WiFi clients in range cause too much packet loss, similar to the delays you will get over the Internet. If only Sony had included 5Ghz on PSVita.
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  • alexatkin 03/04/2015

    Its failure is also why I would never ever want to support cloud gaming, or rely on Netflix for all my TV/movie watching. If the service gets shut down, you lose everything.

    Sure that counts to some extent for Steam, PSN, Xbox purchases too, but cloud gaming has much MUCH higher running costs so by its nature is far more likely to run into financial trouble.

    Then there is the fact that if your Internet is having a bad day, you can't play. As someone who mostly plays single player games, I don't want my gaming dictated by my Internet connection.

    The direction console and PC are going is a far better idea, you get the best of both worlds. Have your own personal cloud gaming box that for optimum latency you can use locally, or streamed over your LAN for a slight penalty, but also works over the Internet if needed.

    If only Sony would wake up and realise limiting Remote Play to their own brand phones/tablets is just alienating people. If Steam/nVidia implement the ability to wake the PC remotely like you can the PS4, then I will be sorely tempted to build a dedicated gaming PC for this purpose.
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  • N64, DS games launch on Wii U Virtual Console

  • alexatkin 02/04/2015

    @LostInBKK There is no way to be sure either way, it depends if their new console has backwards compatibility or not.

    Considering the Wii U is still based off Gamecube tech I am going to assume no. Sticking to that old architecture as a base was excellent for backwards compatibility but REALLY hurt development.

    I can't imagine them sticking to this architecture for ANOTHER generation, its really out-of-date now.
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  • alexatkin 02/04/2015

    @easter Extremely hard, probably impossible. The DS games you would be better grabbing them second-hand.

    Even the New 3DS with its faster CPU is unlikely to be powerful enough to emulate the N64.

    Just look at how long its taken them to get the Wii U to do it. If it was easy then they would have done it day-one.

    You will have to make do with Mario 64 DS I'm afraid.
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  • Xbox One April system update includes voice messages

  • alexatkin 27/03/2015

    @Uncompetative Why on earth are people downvoting you for this?

    The One UI IS garbage, the 360 UI was excellent (but in some ways got worse with each update) and the PS4 is sat in the middle.

    I was really gutted that they threw away all the good functionality from the 360 and so glad its slowly coming back. Although I think they are so focused on the Windows 10 UI that it will never be as easy to use as 360 which was actually designed for a controller.
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  • Microsoft will allow pirates free upgrades to Windows 10

  • alexatkin 18/03/2015

    @Dantonir It is "one of" the most enticing features, they didn't say THE most enticing which has to be DX12.

    I have a low-powered Atom tablet running Windows 8.1. It can already stream games from my desktop PC perfectly (so can my phone), so streaming from Xbox One is definitely an awesome feature. Not that they couldn't implement that as a standalone app.
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  • Life is Strange dev talks lip-syncing, release schedule and publisher demands

  • alexatkin 18/03/2015

    So glad they didn't add QTE or change the character.

    I got extremely bored of The Walking Dead thanks to the QTEs and I despised them in Heavy Rain as no matter how I tried I couldn't seem to avoid certain characters dying, it would always say I failed the QTE. The only game I can think of where they didn't annoy me was Beyond: Two Souls.

    Also, who are these people who want to play games as themselves? I know I don't. I like to play as someone completely different and often when given the choice I will choose female. Games are about escapism, and you can't escape much further than choosing the opposite sex in a fantasy world.

    There are times when being a guy with guy humour makes sense, but I would say that is the minority rather than the rule. Besides, when playing a third-person game as a straight guy its WAY more fun to watch a female character. ;) I should think Tomb Raider is proof of that.
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  • With the announcement of the NX, Nintendo admits defeat with the Wii U

  • alexatkin 18/03/2015

    I just can't see Nintendo releasing a new console so soon. The WiiU had started to pickup pace, it would destroy the last bit of goodwill with their fans.

    People got upset with the New 3DS despite the fact Nintendo have a history of doing it with their portable devices.

    I bought my WiiU at launch and while with hindsight I wish I had waited, I do not regret owning one. The NX would have to be something pretty special to pull me in at this point though, I'm only just getting close to value out of my WiiU now with my focus primarily on PS4 and PC.
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  • Face-Off: Assassin's Creed Rogue

  • alexatkin 15/03/2015

    They seem to downplay the control latency here. My HDTV has pretty bad input latency to begin with, so anything additional in the game really makes or breaks it for me.

    I'm not sure if Black Flag was the same on 360, but I went from playing Unity on PS4 to Rogue on 360 then back to Black Flag on PS4. The controls felt extremely unresponsive and unpredictable on Rogue. I would be trying to do things in Rogue and it would be so far behind in latency the game would end up doing something completely different to what I wanted.

    Also climbing shipwrecks was a challenge it would far more often lose grip and fall, or the frame rate would suddenly jump to 45fps causing control latency to suddenly drop and me lose control. Then when I went back to Black Flag on PS4 that issue was gone. Even losing grip of things you are climbing seemed to happen less often.

    I still enjoyed the game, but it made me wonder about all those people going on about how Black Flag wasn't enough of an upgrade on One/PS4. People are too busy looking at graphics and not factoring in the improvements in the controllers and general better performance of the games themselves.
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  • First in-engine screenshots of Banjo-Kazooie spiritual successor

  • alexatkin 14/03/2015

    I hate to say it but I would rather they focused on PS4/One versions if doing consoles. One of the big reasons Rare games looked so amazing was they never had to content with making the game run well on multiple platforms.

    A WiiU version would end up being a huge compromise, considering they were originally targeting PC and the much greater power that brings. Just look at those screenshots, Nintendos best WiiU games look nothing like that quality, mostly down to a lack of good anti-aliasing.

    Although I have no objection if they can do 720p on WiiU and 1080p on PS4/One, 4K on PC. ;) I feel that is probably way too ambitious though unless the Kickstarter raises millions, so they can employ a LOT more people to do the ports.
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  • PS4 update 2.50 to add Suspend/Resume feature

  • alexatkin 12/03/2015

    Wish they would have gone the whole hog and done 1080p 60fps as my bandwidth is more than capable. Reply -1
  • All the Windows 10 and Xbox One cross-play or cross-buy games revealed so far

  • alexatkin 05/03/2015

    @marlonpineda1 A modern quad-core phone is about the same processing power as one of the higher end Intel Atoms.

    That is about 1/4 the power of the CPU in my gaming PC (i5 2500K).

    So don't think for a moment that mobile tech compares to a gaming PC. Its only logical as if it did, they would have built PS4/One using that tech.

    GPUs are improving too, but in a phone it doesn't come close. They always show off these console-grade GPUs in test environments, but once you cram them into a passively cooled device they clock them far lower.
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  • alexatkin 05/03/2015

    The question here is, I already bought Pinball FX2 and most of the DLC on Xbox 360, Steam and I even have some on the Windows 8 version.

    Will there be some way to transfer those across?
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  • Rock Band 4 announced for PS4 and Xbox One

  • alexatkin 05/03/2015

    I'm skeptical about this as Xbox One doesn't have the hardware to support Xbox 360 peripherals.

    So it might be able to work wired, but wireless would need a dongle and I can't see Microsoft bothering for just a single game. We shall see.
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  • While we wait, 15 new Grand Theft Auto 5 PC screenshots

  • alexatkin 28/02/2015

    @GooseUK To be fair its not the resolution that is relevant here, its the world detail and post-processing.

    That is actually part of the argument as to why 720p can be better than 1080p on console, as naturally they can have higher world detail at lower resolutions.

    Except when you can visibly see big pixels on the screen, that can offset those benefits IMO. Also lower resolution means details at a distance are harder to make out, especially a bummer for racing games.
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  • alexatkin 28/02/2015

    @the_sas_man If the traffic was realistic it would make any mission where you need to navigate traffic, impossible.

    It would also make navigating the game world in general much more of a chore.

    I don't know about you, but I don't want a game that is 100% realistic at the cost of making the game not fun to play.
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  • Does resolution really matter?

  • alexatkin 28/02/2015

    I love how Digital Foundry claim the difference between 720p ,900p to 1080p less pronounced than expected, but 4K is a big improvement.

    Surely those things are subjective?

    Every HDTV display is different, its reasonable to assume that 900p compared to 1080p on one HDTV, might not look all that different. But a different HDTV the difference could be considerably more noticeable.

    As we have found out recently from "thedress" hysteria, everyones eyes/brain also process information different. So while technically temporal resolution may be of more benefit than more pixels, not everyone will perceive that the same. That is one reason some people are perfectly happy with 30fps at 1080p whereas others dismiss anything below 60fps. There are even people who get sick at 60fps because of the smoothness of the motion.

    There is no one size fits all. But at the end of the day, if you are paying more-or-less the same amount of money for two products, why WOULDN'T you choose the one with the better specifications? A PC gamer would, so why is it so hard to accept that console gamers are also becoming more savvy in that regard?
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  • Ridge Racer Unbounded servers shut down in Europe

  • alexatkin 28/02/2015

    @zzkj It wasn't worthy of the name that is true, but the fact it was 30fps was not the reason. Reply 0
  • Top factor driving PS4 purchases is "better resolution" - survey

  • alexatkin 26/02/2015

    @cloudskipa Infamous has a lot of similarities with Crackdown so I found myself enjoying those games tons.

    The only thing on Xbox One I care about right now is Forza Horizon 2. Fable Legends isn't a Fable game IMO, Crackdown isn't out yet, and I'm burnt out on the normal Forza games. I'm not sold on Drive Club either, but at least it LOOKS like a next-gen game.

    Most of the games I was looking forward to were multi-platform (Watch Dogs and AC Unity) and with PS4 having a stronger GPU I figured they might run better on that platform, plus after all the focus Microsoft were making on the wrong things I just didn't trust them.

    Another big thing is Microsoft did a back step on Xbox One, splitting everything into apps instead of a seamless, fluid, fast OS. This is exactly what I hate about the WiiU and PSVita. I shouldn't have to load an app to get the messaging up, friends list, achievements. From what I have read about Xbox One it seems the PS4 has the superior OS from that point of view.

    The sad part is, the Xbox 360 still stands up as having the best social gaming oriented OS. How I wish Microsoft would have build on that instead of what they have done.
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  • alexatkin 26/02/2015

    People are taking this survey too literally when by its nature it cannot tell the full story.

    For example, if I had to choose from that survey I would also have picked better resolution for top reason why I got PS4, but that doesn't tell the whole story.

    The detailed reason is because of the mess Microsoft made with the Xbox One pre-launch, I had recently gotten into Sony exclusives like Infamous so was looking forward to Second Son, the fact the PS4 is more powerful so I suspected would be the better platform to buy multi-platform titles on (we didn't know the resolution difference for sure back then but it seemed likely).

    For the record I also have a decent gaming PC but I enjoy gaming while still using my PC for checking my e-mail, web browsing, not having to fiddle around with the settings because my OCD makes me want to crank the graphics up as high as possible, so overall its way easier to use consoles.

    Another big factor is I have friends come round and play on games while I continue doing what I am doing on PC, that wouldn't work if my PC was the primary gaming machine. Thanks to Steam sales and Humble Bundles, I get a lot of multi-platform titles on PC eventually too. So if I want to play them with better graphics and frame rate at a later date, its the best of both worlds.
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  • Fallout owner Zenimax forces Fortress Fallout name change

  • alexatkin 17/02/2015

    @hennagoinmad Its Fortress Fallout not Fallout Fortress, that makes a BIG difference in context.

    If it had been the first word then yes, that would be confusing. But its not, its just part of the name and as fallout is an actual word that makes perfect sense in context and they should have no right to block it.

    Trademarks are supposed to have context, its supposed to be about using the word in a very specific manner, but somehow the US legal system has gotten fast and loose with how they deal with it so its no longer fit for purpose.
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  • alexatkin 17/02/2015

    @Shinetop But you should be able to call yourself Green Apple and sell computers. The context of the word SHOULD make a difference.

    The same way with Fallout. If its the first word in the name you think "ah its a Zenimax game" but if its elsewhere in the title it doesn't suggest that at all.

    Context SHOULD matter, but it seems the US law system is just plain defective.
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  • Face-Off: Evolve

  • alexatkin 14/02/2015

    @Cakemuffin Erm no, DF clearly say a GTX 750 TI CANNOT give the same performance as console.

    "Here, we see 25-30fps performance at 1080p with settings matched to the consoles as close as we can (everything on high, with very high shadows). To achieve console-level frame-rates, you'll need to blend medium and high quality settings, or else simply drop down to 1600x900 resolution."
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  • Her Story is a "desktop thriller" True Detective fans can get behind

  • alexatkin 10/02/2015

    @WAusJackBauer Sadly they are just pointing out the flaws on those games not taking the good things about them.

    Read the article, this game is a third completely different idea entirely and I can't help thinking it would be kinda boring for most people. I'm not saying its bad, its just aiming for a very specific kind of person that will need a lot of patience.
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  • alexatkin 10/02/2015

    To be fair, La Noire was clearly trying to be more like a detective TV show, with the car chases, than overtly serious. The target demographic for a murder mystery game that was truly realistic would be pretty small.

    "I liked LA Noire, although I couldn't bring myself to finish it."
    I really cannot understand that mentality at all. The game had its flaws, not least how little there was to do outside the main missions. but I enjoyed immensely.

    Her Story does sound an interesting take on the detective idea though, but I don't think its for me.
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  • Nintendo wanted to make Harry Potter games

  • alexatkin 09/02/2015

    I enjoyed the earlier PC Harry Potter games, the PSone game for Philosophers Stone and the LEGO ones. There were even one or two Xbox 360 games that were alright.

    The biggest problem is we only now have the hardware and game engines to do Hogwarts justice.
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  • Xbox One gets tile transparency with new update

  • alexatkin 06/02/2015

    From what I have read of the Xbox One OS I don't like the sound of it. I also hate the look of the square toast pop-ups, the nice round Xbox 360 ones were way better and less intrusive.

    Sure the PS4 has some big issues with the library and especially messaging, but everything else is nice, fast and intuitive.

    What's really sad is Xbox 360 is still a WAY better OS than both. I can't believe Microsoft made a backwards step, splitting off everything into their own apps. Its the thing I despised about the Vita and WiiU, takes an ice age to get into the friends list or messaging functions so I just don't use them.

    If these consoles are genuinely meant to be social/online based, your friends list should be instantly accessible, as it was on Xbox 360.

    The reason it took until PS4 for me to like trophies was for similar reasons, it took too long to load that section on PS3 ESPECIALLY if you tried to access it while in-game, but its much quicker on PS4 (although still slower than 360).
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  • Faster, Windows 10-compatible Raspberry Pi 2 released

  • alexatkin 03/02/2015

    The Windows 10 support on this is clearly to encourage WinRT development as Microsoft badly need people to adopt the platform and Pi otherwise is training a load of people to develop on open platforms, a real threat to Microsoft.

    Its still a relatively weak CPU for Windows 10 though. If you specifically want Windows 10 and do not need the GPIO etc then the Linx tablets would seem a far more sensible option (assuming they will be upgraded to Windows 10) as their CPU is far more powerful and you still have x86 support too.

    As a multi-platform development tool than can also be embedded into things though, Pi is a very cool platform. Microsoft are just trying to make this more favourable to them.
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  • Face-Off: Dying Light

  • alexatkin 31/01/2015

    @corvusmd DX12 it basically bringing console optimisation to PC, the XBone already benefits from those things so DX12 will make no difference there.

    This game could definitely benefit from DX12 on PC it seems though, it very poor utilises the CPU.

    TotalBiscuit showed that it hammers a single CPU core, which is likely why they had to reduce the LOD to lower than PC to get it to work on console. That is exactly the sort of thing DX12 is meant to improve, allowing proper multi-core access to the GPU.
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  • Lego Jurassic World, Lego Marvel's Avengers confirmed

  • alexatkin 29/01/2015

    @spacedmonkeys Open-city is best LEGO for me.

    I just can't be bothered with LEGO Batman 3 for that reason. Its just boring being forced down a linear path 100% of the time.

    Having an open world with hidden things to find is WAY more interesting.
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  • Video: Life is Strange's first 20 minutes

  • alexatkin 26/01/2015

    @averraiher Interesting, as I thought Heavy Rain was terrible and Beyond was okay.

    It was confusing how it was disjointed and out of order, but I actually cared what happened whereas in Heavy Rain I had no sympathy for the characters due to how poorly they were written/acted.
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  • Grand Theft Auto 5 PC release date delayed until March

  • alexatkin 13/01/2015

    DVD Drive is required according to the specs. Seems unlikely. Reply 0
  • Surprise! Rock Band 3 gets new DLC

  • alexatkin 13/01/2015

    @BOFH_UK Rock Band 3 already was all wireless instruments, at least on Xbox 360. Reply +4
  • Wait, what? Xbox One just won an Emmy

  • alexatkin 13/01/2015

    @polandspring The 360 didn't do DLNA, it was a Microsoft specific variation on DLNA designed to only work with Windows.

    I ended up with a WDTV Live because its the ONLY device that supports all my files natively, no wasting CPU power on my server / downgrading picture/sound quality due to transcoding.

    I tried my LG TV, Sony Bluray player, PS3 and Xbox 360, and they all had huge compatibility issues due to poor codec support.

    I hear Xbox One is much better especially as it supports MKV containers, but still not the same compatibility as the WDTV Live which doesn't even need DLNA, you can play files straight off Windows/Linux file sharing including ISO rips.

    Anyone serious about keeping their media on a server will still find Xbox One lacking as they will want support for all Bluray codecs.
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  • alexatkin 13/01/2015

    If ever there was proof that awards are complete and utter BS, this is it.

    There are HDTVs with just as good on-demand support as Xbox One, but those are at least SUPPOSED to be TV viewing devices.

    There are so few games where it would be practical to watch TV at the same time, it seems an odd thing to support never mind actually win an award for it.

    What I have yet to see anyone report about too is how does audio work with TV?

    TV programmes typically have Dolby Digital surround, does the Xbox One decode that and then mix it with the game surround, or does it just do stereo from the TV input? What about in full screen, does it actually pass through Dolby Digital/DTS audio? Can it pass through all formats?

    Besides, surely to be a proper media hub it would need multiple HDMI inputs, like surround receivers do? It would also need zero latency on those inputs. It makes far more sense to have that functionality in the TV itself or surround receiver, not a games console.
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