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  • 65daysofstatic are touring the No Man's Sky soundtrack

  • blarty 27/06/2016

    @grassyknoll Yes well the idea of EU courts is one of the main reasons why I voted Remain, and although not strictly a part of this referendum, you can see Darth May rubbing her hands over seeing a chance to get rid of the ECHR.

    One point I would make is, if the Remain camp is so intent in screaming that Leave is entrenched in racism, xenophobia, represents those of a low intellect & a lack of education and that those over a certain age shouldn't vote, to the point of tarring 17 million people 'xenophobes' and 'uneducated' perhaps some of these 'enlightened' individuals should look in a mirror next time they go searching for their next bigot to lynch.
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  • blarty 27/06/2016

    @grassyknoll
    Businesses are in ruin, interest rates are going to spiral out of control, unemployment will increase in their millions, as now will crime and the NHS will no doubt be privatised.
    Before we get into this, I voted to Remain, just so we're clear.

    Businesses are not 'in ruin' they are adjusting as all will be, there will be concern until official advice is provided by the treasury, the BoE and the CBI. Unemployment will increase in their millions - really? Do you have a sound basis for that? Because whilst predicting that the pound will fall because of uncertainty is like predicting the sun will rise tomorrow morning, all other things aren't quite so clear cut.

    Crime rising I presume because of poverty, eh? Well we already have areas of this country that are in abject poverty such as Merthyr Tydfil, known for being one of the most deprived areas of the UK in terms of job opportunities and has a huge number of people on benefits - did they vote Leave so they could just go on a crime spree for shits and giggles? Or the steel workers out of work because of the Tata sell-off? No you might say well that's not an EU thing, or it's a private matter in terms of corporations, and you'd be right, but given that the EU was built first and foremost on economic intergration, I would not for one second blame any of these people for wondering what benefit the EU brings to their table.

    The NHS will no doubt be privatised - as it would likely happen if we stayed in the EU because of TTIP; no matter how much the EU Commission tries to protect health services, that is absolutely a sticking point on TTIP which means somebody, somewhere wants it.

    Personally, I think it's a bloody nightmare, but it's not the fucking end of the world...... yet.
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  • blarty 27/06/2016

    Yay more politics.... and kids whining about old people... who had a similar referendum 41 years ago, and actually know more about living under the EEC and the EU than they do....

    Anyhow, drifting off topic, can't wait for the new 65days album.
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  • Are 4K visuals really the best use for Project Scorpio and PlayStation Neo?

  • blarty 18/06/2016

    The problem with 4k - is once you start playing at that resolution, it's very obvious, to the point of visually jarring, when going back to 1080p.
    Where possible I'll play at 4k, if not 1440p and, on my other monitor, 2560x1080 for a more cinematic ratio.
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  • These are the first Xbox Play Anywhere games

  • blarty 17/06/2016

    There's an Xbox Play Anywhere FAQ but it doesn't add anything noteworthy enough to put down here.
    Like the fact it's only on digital purchases, and if you buy on disc you get fuck all?
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  • How does the Skyrim remaster compare to the maxed out PC original?

  • blarty 15/06/2016

    @Vinsta Yeah it appears when making a mod, which is important since the Special Edition adds mods to console, but it's pretty much anytime any mod changes the appearance of any existing character, and it's really obvious - there is a workaround in the CreationKit, but it's a major pain in the arse Reply 0
  • blarty 14/06/2016

    As long as they fix the grey face bug, then the PC version will be good whichever way they spin it. Reply 0
  • blarty 14/06/2016

    I wonder if, just perhaps, the PC version will mark just a tiny change, you know, like, perhaps from DX9 to DX11/12? Reply -1
  • Project Scorpio won't have any exclusives

  • blarty 14/06/2016

    @higganos I dunno, there was a lot of promises about third party support etc with the WiiU, after lacklustre support on the Wii... and publishers stayed little more than a year on the WiiU, because it appeared, on the surface at least, to pan out exactly as before.

    And if third party publishers aren't getting support, it'll be equally as bad, if not worse, for indie developers.
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  • blarty 14/06/2016

    @rolands You do realise how much power it would take to run a game at Ultra at 4k and 60 fps (the wonderful Holy trinity - Image Quality, Resolution and Framerate) and also what kind of CPU that would have to feed it, and the amount of heat that would be generated and need to be dissipated.

    And even if they say that Ultra will only work at 1080p on the Scorpio, the expectation will be Ultra@4k/60, because a 4k upscale of low res textures looks a bit crap to be honest.
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  • blarty 14/06/2016

    In the meantime, I'm enjoying Witcher 3 at near enough 50fps at 4k.... today... on a card released two years ago..... yet I'll still end up buying a Scorpio, a Neo, and an NX.....

    Such is life.

    Might need to get a 4k TV though.... although I'd hope they also add Displayport to these consoles, given that it's royalty free and pretty much on most skylake motherboards as well.
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  • blarty 14/06/2016

    The thing you have to bear in mind with the Xbox Play Anywhere initiative is that to get both Xbox and Windows 10 - it's via digital purchases only. Reply +1
  • blarty 14/06/2016

    Also what's with the 'HDR' they kept talking about with the S model.... is it intended to be a transitional model?
    Edit: Nevermind - sounds like they're making a marketing play out of adding a HDR filter for games and video
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  • Nintendo confirms there is no female Link in Breath of the Wild

  • blarty 14/06/2016

    And 3....2....1....

    CUE OUTRAGE
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  • Spec Analysis: Xbox Project Scorpio

  • blarty 14/06/2016

    We're doing Spec Analysis of corporate hyperbole now?

    What a time to be alive!
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  • PlayStation E3 conference report: No Neo, no mic drop, but games to spare

  • blarty 14/06/2016

    Quite simply, whilst MS needed the boost, and thus revealed both the S and teased the Scorpio, the likelihood is they've scuppered a fair amount of their hardware sales between now and the release of the Scorpio, a console that touts VR highly, yet has no headset, likely meaning a deal with Oculus. Anyone with an ear to the E3 News and owning a PS4 and not an Xbox One, is unlikely to add XB1 now with the Scorpio not far away.

    Sony by not showing the Neo or even particularly confirming any specs, could well just push their PS Neo upgrade further than they've said so far. As long as they focus on games then the more time passes, it makes a bigger dilemma to either swap platforms or put money down on dual console.
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  • Mass Effect: Andromeda's protagonist name finally confirmed

  • blarty 14/06/2016

    In the context of Femshep, and given that the chosen 'canon' protagonist of this sequence is female, do we now have to endure years of snarky comments from people stating that only gamers who play 'DudeRyder' are 'playing it right', this time? Reply -1
  • Rocksteady is making a Batman game for PlayStation VR

  • blarty 14/06/2016

    Purely In terms of marketing for PSVR, this is a genius move.

    Advert voiceover: "You are Batman"
    Guy in the headset (gravelly voice optional): "I'm Batman"
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  • Ubisoft E3 2016 conference live report

  • blarty 13/06/2016

    Martin Robinson, and NippleWatch - a Bill Oddie for the digital age, if ever there was one. Reply 0
  • blarty 13/06/2016

    And I thought Project Spark had been cancelled...... Reply 0
  • blarty 13/06/2016

    Palmer rocking the 'I just got back from Hawaii on your dollars' look Reply 0
  • blarty 13/06/2016

    Martin, I'm sure I'm not alone in saying this, but your progression from fashion OCD to nipple aficionado, is disturbing to say the least. Reply 0
  • blarty 13/06/2016

    South Park.....Wonderful..... Reply 0
  • blarty 13/06/2016

    South Park = Day 1 buy Reply 0
  • blarty 13/06/2016

    If this was real and not scripted the guy would forget the train, and keep trying to jump over the train so they could hit the share button.... Reply 0
  • blarty 13/06/2016

    'I have three tangos in front of me'
    Translation: 'I can see 3 dickheads somewhere o'er there'
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  • blarty 13/06/2016

    WHY HAS NO ONE SAID 'GET TO DA CHOPPA' - amateurs.... Reply 0
  • blarty 13/06/2016

    Scripted in game chat is so boring, not a single arsed up stunt jump and piss take combo to be found..... Reply 0
  • blarty 13/06/2016

    JUST CAUSE - Shoot the crap out of everything and everyone edition.

    Wait... that is Just Cause.
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  • blarty 13/06/2016

    CGI trailer - wasn't feeling it to be honest.

    Needs more dev diaries, I think.
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  • blarty 13/06/2016

    CERNY WATCH Reply 0
  • blarty 13/06/2016

    Don't stop me, Don't stop me, Don't stop me.



    NO JUST STAHP!!!!
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  • blarty 13/06/2016

    Christ.... you abandoned the PC gaming show for this bilge? No wonder Australia got second place in the Eurovision. Reply 0
  • PC Gaming Show E3 2016 live report

  • blarty 13/06/2016

    So this is Brink, yeah? Reply 0
  • blarty 13/06/2016

    So when did the host think 'Clive Anderson on "Whose line is it anyway" circa '88' was a good look? Reply 0
  • Microsoft announces new console Project Scorpio for holiday 2017

  • blarty 13/06/2016

    I wonder what MS is going to do with their VR line though - are they expecting people to buy a Rift? Reply +13
  • blarty 13/06/2016

    And Sony will simply go back and tell their chip suppliers to upgrade the processing for Neo.

    Begun the Upgrade Wars have.
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  • blarty 13/06/2016

    For current Xbox One owners, the S is the GTX 980 of the Xbox One family, a bit more powerful, but no point when you see what the next one up is capable of Reply -13
  • Microsoft E3 2016 conference live report

  • blarty 13/06/2016

    And with that, MS created and then scuppered it's market for people upgrading to the Xbox One S Reply 0
  • blarty 13/06/2016

    Any idea of the specs of this 'HDR' Xbox One S? Reply 0
  • blarty 13/06/2016

    Absolutely loved Forza Horizon 2 - day 1 purchase this one I think Reply +1
  • blarty 13/06/2016

    EA executive watching this: "What is this gameplay of which they speak?"

    EA Dev: "Is it a dev diary without the devs?"
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  • blarty 13/06/2016

    Finally MS can put the original Xbox One reveal to bed..... Reply 0
  • The Elder Scrolls 5: Skyrim remaster announced

  • blarty 13/06/2016

    So I'll get the Updated version free on Steam.... hopefully they fix the grey face bug for the Special Edition, and existing non-ENB mods will work without change. I'm also hoping that a very much needed move from DX9 to (probably) DX12 (and hopefully 64-bit native) will help the game performance wise on PC.

    Now I already have it for both PS3 and 360....... looks like I'll be getting it for PS4 and XBO then as well....
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  • The new $350 Pip-Boy looks a lot better than last year's one

  • blarty 13/06/2016

    It's clearly one for the cosplayers, as it doesn't interface with the game, although it's probably better than an Apple Watch. Reply +6
  • blarty 13/06/2016

    "Preston Garvey calling"


    "Reject"
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  • Fallout 4 announces Nuka World expansion for August

  • blarty 13/06/2016

    If that's the final Fallout 4 DLC, and at my count that makes it 6 DLC in total - are you sure the season pass was really worth doubling the price? Reply +12
  • Telltale's Batman reveals first screenshots

  • blarty 12/06/2016

    Wake me up when I can summarise a Telltale article like this.

    "Telltale Games in original IP shocker"
    'I know, we were surprised the horse had died, but we kept flogging it", a spokesperson for perennial geek shit remixer Telltale Games told us. "We thought we could just keep cel-shading other peoples stuff forever, and shilling it out as episodic content with an upfront season pass."
    "Alas, 'twas not to be, " lamented the spokesperson, wistfully sighing, probably about the times they did "The Walking Dead" and "Game of Thrones" and made metric fucktons of cash. "Now we'll have to go back to a blank slate and actually think some of this stuff up ourselves"
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  • In-game footage of Visceral and Amy Hennig's Star Wars shown

  • blarty 12/06/2016

    He's pictured in an environment that looks a lot like sandy old Tatooine
    FFS! Again?!
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  • Mass Effect Andromeda trailer teases new human character

  • blarty 12/06/2016



    'ckin hell..... Sera's changed her hair
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