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  • Activision indefinitely postpones Xbox One version of The Amazing Spider-Man 2

  • bad09 17/04/2014

    @Brev2034

    That's funnny because personally I have never seen an advert saying that. The kind of footage you see on sites like EG? Sure. On an advert for TV or cinema? Never.

    Most I've seen in terms of text on screen is the old faithful "not actual game footage" or "in game/engine footage". Never have I seen a publisher advertise the version on the actual advert.

    Certainly if this "hey look at the PS4 version" ad exists it's not anywhere else. There is YT vid CLAIMING the Kingpin trailer was PS4 footage but no text is the actual trailer saying so, reveal trailer ages ago again no text. (and frankly I'm still waiting for a link from HybridTheory85 to that twitter post saying gameplay footage was PS4 to).

    Sorry I just don't believe a publisher would state what version is in the ad for a multiplatform, I've never seen it. Feel free to prove me wrong though if it does happen.
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  • bad09 17/04/2014

    @The_Amazing_Potato

    That deserves the intro :)

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  • bad09 17/04/2014

    @benjaminenglish

    It's technically the weekend, booze AND popcorn I reckon.
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  • bad09 17/04/2014

    @Faramis

    If you think MS would treat Activision the same as indies you're mad, money talks my friend :)
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  • bad09 17/04/2014

    @Brev2034

    I'm going out on a limb and say that is bullcrap simply because when do game adverts EVER say what platform it's showing :)
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  • bad09 17/04/2014

    @Dizzy

    All those millions of consoles don't matter? Sony sold a fair few PS4s but come on :)
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  • bad09 17/04/2014

    @Gabe_Newells_Beard

    Eh? it's coming the same time, 2nd of May.
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  • bad09 17/04/2014

    @Dizzy

    Er...it's on 360 :)
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  • bad09 17/04/2014

    @Drygore

    Well I'm not one to gloat on people not being able to play games as I'm not a little child. IMO anyone being denied the chance to play games on their platform of choice is a shame.
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  • bad09 17/04/2014

    @frazzl

    As widge says they may have been targeting that. Maybe they couldn't hence the delay?
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  • bad09 17/04/2014

    @NathanDaviesUK

    I really doubt that. It's a film tie-in, they'd put it on toasters if they could.
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  • bad09 17/04/2014

    @Darren

    I can't say I have any crashing problems but then I'm not on a 680. plays beautifully on my 650ti though, no problems whatsoever.
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  • bad09 17/04/2014

    @Darren

    They did patch it (plays like a dream for me). I think they screwed AMD users though a few people said they never fixed the issues with red team cards.
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  • bad09 17/04/2014

    @HybridTheory85

    You got a link? As I said I really doubted that was PS4.
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  • bad09 17/04/2014

    @scuffpuppies

    Ah I though you had seen some PS4 footage :)

    As to what one is used, I don't know, there is still a load of old consoles out there (FAR more than new gen). Maybe they don't want to show those console owners the game looks ropey.

    I do think that's old gen footage though, like I said the PC version of the original looked a lot better than that I don't think the sequel got such a downgrade on next gen. Should look quite stunning I reckon (pure guesswork based on the original on PC though).
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  • bad09 17/04/2014

    @HybridTheory85

    I think that's PS3 footage TBH. Don't quote me but the PC version of the first looked a lot better than that.
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  • bad09 17/04/2014

    @HybridTheory85

    Really? Looks like an improvement on the first, which was great. When/if it comes you should have a look if you are a spidey fan.
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  • bad09 17/04/2014

    Shame for Xbone owners, they delayed the first on PC so I feel their pain. Everyone is baffled by this though, real strange so close to release. Quality issues? Makes me wonder if that PC version is massively cheap for reason. Reply +15
  • Sony wanted Titanfall developer Respawn to work on Vita

  • bad09 17/04/2014

    @Bluetooth

    LOL you really think Sony would just tell them, wink and say "sssh, don't tell anyone".

    If Sony told them specs of the machine there would be NDAs up the wazoo. :)
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  • bad09 17/04/2014

    I wonder if Sony not wanting to give them specs and trying to get them to make a vita version (what a dumb idea!) caused the deal with MS. The plan was apparently including Sony originally so maybe when Sony said no to specs info on PS4 EA thought "sod 'em if they won't give us specs let's offer it to MS as an exclusive and earn some money as well". Reply -2
  • Sony mulls The Last of Us PS4 discount for PS3 owners

  • bad09 17/04/2014

    @mega-gazz

    Yeah but PC gamers are graphics whores that only care about prettier graphics, this is a console HD remake totally different. ;)
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  • It looks like there'll be a Mario Kart 8 Wii U bundle

  • bad09 17/04/2014

    @Chickenzilla

    "Nintendo has nothing to announce at this time"

    That's a Rockstar favourite. The bundle is coming and those 3 words pretty much confirm it.
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  • bad09 17/04/2014

    If it's priced right I may just bite for my little girl for her birthday. I need to get her something of her own as she takes up MY PC gaming time now she's playing a few games :) Reply +1
  • These are the most popular games on Steam - report

  • bad09 16/04/2014

    @benjamineugenenelson

    Yeah but that tiny amount adds up, I've nabbed a few sale games and DLC off the back off those cards. Just today I shaved 24p off Lego Marvel Super heroes :)
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  • bad09 16/04/2014

    @Diazirine

    Not strictly true, cards can give stuff customise your profile page and little icons for forums posts (although I agree on badges, not sure why on those).

    Besides don't knock it, the dumb buggers buy 'em! :)
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  • bad09 16/04/2014

    @penhalion

    To be fair Steam is just falling into line with the other DD sites. All them would charge higher than steam but over the last year or so we've seen publishers raise their price on Steam to.

    As for sales, I agree actually. If you shop around the Steam sales are really not interesting anymore as they just repeat the same sales everyone else had. I actually find it difficult to find things to buy in a Steam sale now.
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  • bad09 16/04/2014

    @Sussudio

    we all have backlogs but i think you may need help with your problem. that is a shameful amount :)
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  • bad09 16/04/2014

    @Liuwil

    It's not rediculous, PC has no trade in (we can't even give the DRM infested disc away) so cheap downloads are the only way to reasonably sample the many many maybes you fancy.

    You may not have wanted it at launch, or may have forgotten all about the game, but when a cheap price comes on something you think "oh I'll nab that now while it's cheap". I doubt many buy simply because it's cheap, I'm sure people want to play what they buy :)

    Of course with bundles it's different and as someone said here you can want one game but end up with a load you don't want but sod it you might like it and if you don't it's for charity anyway.
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  • bad09 16/04/2014

    "But a huge 37% of all owned games remain unplayed."

    What do they expect for Christs sake?! Oh look Lego Marvel is under 4 quid. Sold!

    Damn you Steam sales, GMG, Nuveem, humble/indie gala/bundlestars bundles! Most of all though, the biggest damnation goes to Savygamer, the evil bastards that constantly force me to buy cheap deals....oh look immortals is a tenner.... :)

    Funnily enough while downloading stuff to try with the new Nividia Driver I am forcing myself to download some unplayed stuff to. Started Hydrophobia last night, not bad actually.
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  • GAME to shut down Xbox-only London store

  • bad09 16/04/2014

    They opened A whole "shop" to promote one companies gaming devices? I'm not silly enough to use GAME anyway but reading things like that make me wish they did go under last year. Reply +4
  • Lego The Hobbit review

  • bad09 16/04/2014

    @alimokrane

    you don't have kids do you
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  • Snoop Dogg to narrate Call of Duty: Ghosts in upcoming DLC

  • bad09 16/04/2014

    @kafiota

    Doesn't sound that great on the consoles either then. Just 70,000 on their lead platform, ouch. Obviously still a huge number of players, but by COD levels they can't be happy with that.
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  • bad09 16/04/2014

    Well a Brian Blessed VO transformed War Of The Roses with his beautiful voice so maybe Snoop can help save Ghosts, they already given PC gamers a "gold edition" of the game (some free DLC I think) in a bid to give it some life.

    Doubt it will help though. I don't know how popular it is on consoles but on PC it's dying (for a COD game), I threw it on to test Nvidias new wonder driver and there just 5,000 people in the world playing it. 5,000 on the latest COD game :eek:
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  • "Manufacturing issue" holds boxed PC Dark Souls 2 back in UK

  • bad09 15/04/2014

    @Bluetooth

    That one really doesn't matter these days with online DRM clients like Steam, Orgin and Uplay. Even if the game isn't chained to a DRM client you still have somekind of internet/account DRM to deal with. Not to mention most of the products need fixing with a patch or 5.

    on a disc does not mean an offline experience sadly.
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  • bad09 15/04/2014

    @adscott

    Given that discs are always cheaper than downloads at launch and PC games from big publishers are now hitting 40 quid on download it's no surprise at all to me.

    Personally, unless you are somewhere in the world it's difficult to buy a disc, I'm amazed people choose to buy downloads over physical at launch.
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  • 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil review

  • bad09 15/04/2014

    Can't FIFA give the world cup to someone else? I don't buy the yearly updates often so would be well up for something to go with the cup but this bunch of idiots only want to sell on 2 last gen consoles.

    I don't follow the footy games much, does anyone know if this years PES has international teams and tournaments (on PC)?
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  • The Division dev: Watch Dogs delay "an important message"

  • bad09 15/04/2014

    @karaokequeen3

    Well I suppose at least Ubi are kind enough to bribe them. SquareEnix just make them sign an agreement to give it an 8 no matter the text like Tomb Raider. :)
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  • bad09 15/04/2014

    Making such a big deal over delaying over quality issues, god it's not like EA would not delay a product if it didn't meet quali.........Sorry I can't finish that sentence, even in jest. Reply +19
  • Watch Dogs PC recommended specs are pretty tasty

  • bad09 14/04/2014

    @ATARI

    From what I understand there is performance increase across a whole range of games to varying degress across cards but the ones that benefit the most are CPU heavy games so if SR4 is CPU heavy it will certainly see an increase.

    To be honest though I have no idea what's CPU heavy for the most part, just trying games at random and so far being pleasantly surprised. :)
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  • bad09 14/04/2014

    @ATARI

    "See if you run games from a really slow hard drive can it affect performance other than just load times?"

    Honestly, it's never something I've looked at really someone with a bigger tech brain may be able to answer for you.

    I would imagine the faster the better. Mine is fairly slow but it doesn't hurt gaming to much. There are certainly are improvements to pop-in and load times on a faster HDD but it doesn't matter that much, some people with SSD still use a normal HDD for their game data.
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  • bad09 14/04/2014

    @ATARI

    Well I've seen improvement in performance with GTA4, Saints Row 3, Colonial Marines, Sleeping Dogs, Ship Sim, Tube Sim and Ghosts. It's like I got a new card :) Gonna try some more games out over the next few days.

    Glad you finally got Train Sim, welcome to the club, might see if that runs any better tonight myself actually :)
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  • bad09 14/04/2014

    @ATARI

    Ah mate I'm loving that new Nvidia driver, been chucking stuff on just to try it out :)

    Quite clear improvements in every game I've looked at so far, I'm really impressed with it...and Ship Simulator Extremes plays smoothly now! \o/
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  • bad09 14/04/2014

    @ATARI

    Yeah it's no secret the Japanese devs are seeking that growth with a stagnating console market...shame some of them make the same mistakes Capcom used to with terrible ports :)

    4-5 billion from Steam? I can believe that. I seem to remember reading something the other day saying the entire PC market is worth something like 25 billion this year.

    Apparently we gamers are booming so much we are keeping the hardware market alive in these dark years as the light users sod off with their trendy tablets. Should use both anyway the fools! :)
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  • bad09 14/04/2014

    @ATARI

    "Well obviously developers make more than enough money from PC software sales otherwise not only would they not make PC versions but they wouldn't spend all that extra time money and resources making the PC versions far better than console"

    The amount varies wildly, depending on the publisher multiplatform can earn them between 5-15% of console revenue but obviously it's a game by game thing as well and sometimes PC outsells the consoles.

    It's not just that though, truth is you miss territories if not on PC as there are parts of the world where consoles just are not used and if you are not on PC you miss out on sales in those territories (according to Christian Svensson when he was at Capcom anyway).
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  • bad09 14/04/2014

    @RicardoG

    "What's the point in making such a high graphic trailer just to in the end that kinda graphic would be just possible on a very high standard PC?"

    A few reasons. First is painfully obvious and a trick that's been used since the days of C64 screenshots on the back of Speecy games. Market your games to look better than they will be in reality.

    2nd is pushing hardware, if we had nothing to upgrade for the gaming hardware market would stop and die. It's not the console cycle here these hardware companies need to push new tech constantly and devs/publishers help encourage that.

    Lastly the full fat experience of the game may well be the stuff of top end legend for a while, it happens. Crysis became a benchmarking obsession for many for a reason, how many can manage ubersampling in Witcher 2 yet?
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  • Half-Life speed run world record set at 20:41

  • bad09 14/04/2014

    Still longer than Metal Gear Solid: Ground Zeroes. Reply +43
  • Titanfall: Expedition DLC drops next month

  • bad09 14/04/2014

    @penhalion

    Maybe do something with all the weird and wonderful animals in the game...we just look at on the way down.
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  • bad09 14/04/2014

    LOL

    Aparently we will get the promised free new mode with the whopping 3 map DLC mega pack. Any idea what new gameplay depth their new mode will bring?

    Last Titan Standing...but with 4 players :)

    I love the game but Respawn really aren't trying are they...
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  • GameSpy servers to shut down next month

  • bad09 14/04/2014

    Turning Crysis 2 off already? Christ some companies really don't give one toss about their customers after they've grabbed their money. Reply +10
  • Rollercoaster Tycoon 4 headed to PC for "holiday 2014"

  • bad09 14/04/2014

    @oupe

    If they made a game and sold it they couldn't get ongoing large amounts from mugs and children.

    Try to think of these things less "games" designed for fun and think of them for what they are, opportunist scam business models from conmen calling themselves "games developers".
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