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  • BioWare turns 20 today

  • clockworkzombie 24/05/2015

    @dfernand
    You still can it seems. $14.99 US Special edition or $22.00 AU on ebay for PC or xBox

    I think I shall get a boxed copy, only $3 AU more.
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  • clockworkzombie 23/05/2015

    @LordAmpersand
    Agreed.
    What has always irritated me about the lack of a follow up gamel was before the release how much they talked up the creation of 3 different languages and cultures.

    The game sold well so I would have thought another game would happen. Why let all the research go to waste?
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  • clockworkzombie 23/05/2015

    Don't forget Jade empire. A game that truly begs for a sequel. Hmm might have to find a copy and play it again. Reply +1
  • Scrabble adds thousands of fresh words, including "newb"

  • clockworkzombie 22/05/2015

    I shall assume that "resident lexicographer" is code for Grammar Nazi. Reply 0
  • The next Need for Speed is a reboot

  • clockworkzombie 22/05/2015

    I cannot help but feel the reboot thing is beating a dead horse.

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  • clockworkzombie 21/05/2015

    @IronGiant
    I was going to make some snarky comment about Burnout as Burnout 3 is my favourite. Loved the music. DJ Stryker was excellent.

    This sounds ok too, just not Burnout. I so miss crash junctions. Friends would visit and ask to play B3 just to try and compete for crash junction high scores.
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  • Windows 10 comes with Candy Crush Saga automatically installed

  • clockworkzombie 16/05/2015

    @Bayonetduck
    You can tell Windows 8.1 to boot to desktop. I do that on my gaming PC.

    Edit.
    Sorry, I did the very thing I dislike seeing. I should have mentioned how to do this. When you get to the Windows 8.1 desktop right click on the task bar and in the settings you will find a checkbox that will set the desktop on boot. I don't have it powered on at the moment so cannot give you the exact words but the instructions will work.
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  • clockworkzombie 15/05/2015

    What would be really cool was if Candy Crush was integrated to the login screen.

    You have to beat a level to login or make 8 specific moves in a row instead of a password.
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  • Formula Fusion looks like the closest we're going to get to a new WipEout

  • clockworkzombie 15/05/2015

    @Nikanoru
    Sorry dude. You are wrong. 1st gamers law. Any game is improved with a gun.
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  • clockworkzombie 15/05/2015

    @Feanor
    And it's bound to be a perfectly acceptable computer.

    That is the reason PC sales have tanked the last 5 years of so.

    The core duo and core 2 duo range are good enough for people web browsing, office, and email. XP does what they want so no need to upgrade.

    MS said this week that 80% of Windows licences are bundled with new PCs.
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  • Spider senseless: The plight of the arachnophobic video game player

  • clockworkzombie 14/05/2015

    I am going to buy this. I have mild arachnophobia. The really large spiders in Skyrim creep me out. The smaller ones are ok.

    In real life spiders are ok unless they get too close then they have to die.

    Edit.

    My arachnophobia started in primary school. The teacher showed us an "educational" movie on spiders. The screen was a very large projection screen the spiders were bigger than us and had jerky movement and poison dripping fangs. Absolutely scared the crap out of me.
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  • Sony's knuckles rapped over PS4 20th Anniversary Edition competition

  • clockworkzombie 13/05/2015

    @wibbl
    wibbl:
    Is causing unnecessary disappointment against the law now?

    If so I'm very worried :/.
    Just keep your pants zipped and nobody will know. :D
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  • Gears of War: Ultimate Edition spotted

  • clockworkzombie 11/05/2015

    @GuuR
    You are not going to get 60FPS on current gen machines. Devs are pushing graphics and barely hitting 30FPS.
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  • Why DirectX 12 is a game-changer for PC enthusiasts

  • clockworkzombie 10/05/2015

    @drxym
    A point with Windows 10, it will be free like the first hit of cocaine is free. Microsoft are moving to a subscription based model with software as a service.

    My guess is Win 10 will be free for a year to 18 months then to get further upgrades a subscription will be needed.

    An Ars Techinca article mentions that this will be the last "version" of Windows and it will move to continuous updates. I presume like OS X only not free.

    This may not be a bad thing, the Office 365 pricing is good if you have multiple computers, for my Gaming computer I do not need office but if there was a joint Windows & Office subscription I would probably buy that.
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  • clockworkzombie 10/05/2015

    @Goldenspork
    The inbuilt social aspects are just part of the whole "just plug it in" premise of consoles.

    Shove a game in start playing. If you only play multiplayer games with the same group it will not be a problem as you will standardise on one program.

    Console players can drop in and out of games if the other players are not antisocial you know if they have a mic you can talk to them.
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  • clockworkzombie 10/05/2015

    I think the performance issues will see an end to this generation earlier than the 10 years the manufacturers will hope for. When a 3 to 5 year old PC can match or exceed the PS4 and X1 it will not go well.

    Speaking of performance if DX12 does help the X1 I hope it is used to increase frame rates, I am not concerned about the difference between 1080p and 900p if the X1 can hit 60 FPS.

    The benefits to consoles last gen and this gen are the built in social aspects, specifically voice chat.
    There is no need to worry about having a vent account or similar you can start playing and know there will be no stuffing around with chat. Creating parties is also ok though implementation could be described as adequate.

    One of my friends pays a monthly fee for a vent server so up to 50 people can log in and when he plays WoW he can give team mates a login to use.
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  • Rare PSone classic The Misadventures of Tron Bonne hits PlayStation Store - in North America

  • clockworkzombie 08/05/2015

    @landlock
    I loved BtB. Waiting for a sequel and finding it cancelled still hurts today.

    I had the tall cases that were around for PS1 in its early days.

    I agree with you sold a Legend of Mana in mint condition for a large amount of dollars.

    Which was really funny because a collector on ebay messaged me and told me I was a lying, cheating scumbag when I said it was mint.

    The purchaser sent an email saying how ecstatic they were.
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  • Lost Planet 3 developer Spark Unlimited shutters game development

  • clockworkzombie 05/05/2015

    I liked Turning Point and wanted a sequel. I think the bad demo scared a lot of people off. There could have been a bunch of Turning Point games each at a defining moment in history.

    Perhaps Ubisoft can buy the rights. Turning point Assassins Creed, where Altair uses the Apple of Eden for personal gain. :)
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  • The best PC hardware for Grand Theft Auto 5

  • clockworkzombie 04/05/2015

    @maximusfarticus
    I have just purchased a 28" Samsung U28D590D for $588.00AU the exchange rate makes that 303.88 pounds.

    A good monitor for gaming apparently but not so good for photography.

    I am happy with it. The ultra fine dot pitch means you do not get all blurry when playing console games at 1080p. I have been playing Skyrim at 4k and it is superb.

    I dropped the res to 2880 to play GTA V and keep the settings at very high.
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  • Video: Why the brains behind Banjo-Kazooie left Rare to start again

  • clockworkzombie 01/05/2015

    @Furnace-Inferno
    If they made another Kameo I would be all over it, loved that game.
    Reply +1
  • Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 PC requirements revealed

  • clockworkzombie 26/04/2015

    @Suarez07
    Thankfully there will be no arguments about the 360 being better than PC minimum spec.

    Yay. Progress. :)
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  • Xbox sales decreased 20 per cent year-over-year in Q1

  • clockworkzombie 24/04/2015

    @IronSoldier
    I am sure Bubsy for the Jag was a platform exclusive.
    My friends thought the Jag controller ugly but it was comfortable to use more so than the Sony controller.

    Edit

    I only ever had the original controller the pro controller looks nice.
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  • clockworkzombie 24/04/2015

    @IronSoldier

    The SNES Mario Kart has a DSP chip...
    Indeed. In common with the NES, most of the best games on SNES had to rely on extra chips being inside the game cartridge. Meanwhile on Mega Drive, if memory serves, there was only ever one game (Virtua Racer) that used an extra chip.
    This is the post I was referring to. I wish the @forumusername thing would link back to the post being referred to rather than username it would make following some conversations easier.

    Speaking of Bubsy, Fractured Furry Tales for the Jaguar is one of the best 2D platformers ever. Hard as nails, a lot of fun.


    What a sweet controller. I alway have been a sucker for good controllers. The NegCon on PS1 is another good controller I used to hammer Wipeout 2097/XL with that thing, after a while my friends would refuse to play me unless I used a digital controller.
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  • clockworkzombie 24/04/2015

    @IronSoldier
    Tempest on the Jag is one of my favourite games and I always wished I had purchased a Saturn I loved 2D games like platformers and was a bit unhappy how the PS1 forced 3D piles of poo with poor hit detection and dodgy camera angles onto us.
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  • clockworkzombie 24/04/2015

    @IronSoldier
    Why on earth are you being negged for that?
    Butthurt Sega fans?

    If I could have one Sega game back it would be Bubsy the bobcat.

    Edited spelling mistake, stupid autocorrect.
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  • clockworkzombie 24/04/2015

    @HerrDirector
    PC sales have been down for some time and I think the real reason is the Core 2 Duo series from 2006ish is still a capable machine if you web browse and email. People are not replacing them until they fail.

    New faster computers have not made the C2D models obsolete as they may have in the past.
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  • clockworkzombie 24/04/2015

    @IronSoldier
    The SNES Mario Kart has a DSP chip in it to boost performance, other racing games without it couldn't compete.
    The chip boosted the mode 7 thing and most likely helped it get to 60fps.
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  • What does it take to run GTA 5 at 1080p60?

  • clockworkzombie 24/04/2015

    Now i leave this discussion... sorry...

    Maybe you will have your chance on a new discussion on another article ;-)
    My Google translator shows this.

    My bottom hurts after the thorough spanking you have given me. I shall now go elsewhere and annoy someone else all the while claiming victory to salve my wounded pride.
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  • clockworkzombie 22/04/2015

    @pjbliverpool
    I think you are arguing with a child.

    Also remember, Never argue with an idiot they drag you down to their level and beat you with experience.

    It could just be a troll I had a friend once who was just like Antropie, after many years I just said I do not need your shit in my life, goodbye. I have been a lot happier since.
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  • clockworkzombie 22/04/2015

    @Antropie
    We all would like to see them when they eventuate it is the major advantage the Xbox One has over the PS4 and I hope the programmers make use of it, sort of like mode 7 on the SNES.
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  • clockworkzombie 21/04/2015

    @pjbliverpool
    You have the patience of a saint, unfortunately I think he is being wilfully stupid.
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  • clockworkzombie 20/04/2015

    @bad09
    Just chatting to a friend who said he uses PCs at work and that is enough frustration in one day.

    I replied that Morrowind and Skyrim on PC have given me less frustration than Sniper Elite on Xbox One and I have installed mods on both games.

    Thinking about GTA V and how much better it will be on PC compared to consoles I cannot see this generation going past 5 years even if it makes it that long.

    The real benefit to consoles with the current architecture change would be like the PC and use the same OS and put better parts in PS5 and Xbox Two.

    Edit

    Before anyone asks what he is doing wrong, he works in desktop support. :)
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  • clockworkzombie 18/04/2015

    @bad09
    I downloaded Skyrim and there has been crazy amount of movie watching/ youtube usage so I thought I should bump up my internet plan cap.

    The ISP has done it for me, I used to have a 50GB a month cap they have changed it to 500GB per month. My eyes just about popped out of my skull when I saw that.

    There has been a bit of competition in the marketplace and that is a pleasant surprise.

    Especially since usage is 100GB this month to date, just checking whilst tying this message.
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  • clockworkzombie 18/04/2015

    @bad09
    I traded in my PS4 copy of GTA V and purchased the PC version at Game. Very happy only needed to pay $19 AU.

    7 DVD install. This is where the PS4 shines with a Blu Ray disc. When I built my games computer I put a blu ray rom/dvd burner in it. So a 55GB install and after signing in to social club I have a 5GB download.

    I am not unhappy with that because at least it was not just a box with a steam code like Skyrim from the Elder Scrolls box set.

    An off topic note for the Legendary Skyrim download also gave me the Oblivion GOTY and Morrowind GOTY. Though I will install from disc rather than download it.
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  • clockworkzombie 18/04/2015

    @liquidsoap89
    I absolutely agree. I had a 2 hour window to play a new game on my Xbox One. Sniper Elite 3.

    The console took one hour with a mandatory update and because the new game disc was in the drive it checked and saw the game need an update too. which meant when the console had finished it wanted a 20GB download. I shut down and relaunched with the ethernet cable disconnected but no go, the unit knew an update was available and I could not play until it installed.

    Also I was not informed of the 20GB update until the first update was finished.

    A totally wasted time, started it downloading and went to a lunch date with friends.

    At least the PS4 will download in the background and show you the multiple updates coming down and download them in parallel.

    I was so angry and disappointed I spent an hour looking for an email address to send my complaint, I gave examples contrasting my experience with PS4 and two weeks later received a response thanking me for feedback.
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  • Face-Off: Grand Theft Auto 5 on PC

  • clockworkzombie 23/04/2015

    @Mentat_Idaho
    Ok. Hmm I guess I would get it for PS4 unless you are looking to upgrade your video card soon.
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  • clockworkzombie 23/04/2015

    @Mentat_Idaho
    EB Games or Gamestop in Australia give you a week to return a console game after purchase. You could try it out on PS4 then return it for the PC version if you are not happy.
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  • clockworkzombie 22/04/2015

    @Suarez07
    It could be just wishful thinking on my part as I am using one of those weaker AMD processors, the 8 core 3.5GHZ model.

    It does take time for a new console to be properly developed for and I am hoping that GTA V is the first of that improved development.
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  • clockworkzombie 22/04/2015

    @Suarez07
    Thanks for the info, I am not planning to upgrade my CPU yet as my system is not yet a year old.

    For someone with an i3 or similar a high end i5 might keep them going until a proper hardware refresh is needed.

    If my theory is correct we will see a greater demand as multicore or multi CPU optimisation improves. It always takes developers 4 years to start getting the best out of a console so I expect to see spurts of demand, the safe bet would be every 6 months.

    I am keen to see what happens.
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  • clockworkzombie 22/04/2015

    I think GTA V is going to be first of a wave of games wanting high end CPUs because the X1 and PS4 need multicore utilisation & optimisation to get the best out of them which will carry over to make better PC games.

    Though I am only guessing, I think you would be future proofed buying an i7 than a cheaper i5.
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  • clockworkzombie 22/04/2015

    @FMV-GAMER
    Thanks, more good luck than good management. My last couple of monitors were 1080p jobs just really happy to have a real monitor again.
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  • clockworkzombie 22/04/2015

    @FMV-GAMER
    Hi, I have 2 GTX 760s, 4GB OC versions by Gigabyte. At the time I purchased them they were $40AU dollars more than the 2GB versions.
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  • clockworkzombie 22/04/2015

    @FMV-GAMER
    I love the Elder Scrolls series. I actually built my PC because I wanted to play Morrowind with mods. The ES Anthology pushed me over the edge.

    I purchased a 4K monitor 2 weeks ago and that is excellent. It is very good with my PS4 and PS3 too, I expected the console visuals to be blurry but the ultra fine dot pitch seems to have overcome the lower resolution and the colours are better on PS4.

    I am hoping Bethesda announce a new game at E3, realistically it is likely to be a Fallout game.

    I have ordered Elder Scrolls Online for PS4 because it is the most likely platform I can convince my real life friends to play.
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  • clockworkzombie 22/04/2015

    @Suarez07
    I added the Bethesda hi res pack and a couple of mods and am having a ball with Skyrim.
    I am going to finish mucking about with a thief and play some GTA then back for an Alchemist Assassin play through. Never used alchemy before.

    Edit

    Thanks for the video card setup link.
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  • Windows usernames causing GTA 5 PC installation issues

  • clockworkzombie 16/04/2015

    I have played this on PS3 and PS4 without problems, very tempted to see how much I can get for my PS4 copy and buy a PC copy for the better visuals. Reply 0
  • Insomniac's Slow Down, Bull is out next week on Steam.

  • clockworkzombie 15/04/2015

    Interesting about the videos as they do not auto play with Safari on a Mac. Wish my newspaper website was the same. I absolutely hate auto playing videos.

    Edit

    This website is saying my flash plugin is out of date, perhaps that is it. I denied an update yesterday though flash is working ok on other sites.
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  • The Digital Foundry 2015 budget gaming PC guide

  • clockworkzombie 13/04/2015

    @jetfire10
    The video card drivers do make it easy to set up SLI if your case and motherboard & PSU will handle it.

    That said if there are games you want to play that do not support it you would be better off with a better single card.

    If you think you would be CPU bound I am not sure a single better card would solve that anyway.
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  • clockworkzombie 13/04/2015

    @TheTrueSpin
    Suarez07 has covered your post quite well i would also point out when I built my gaming computer it is the first computer running windows I own (ignoring consoles) and I already had a Razer Mouse and a buckling spring keyboard to use without spending extra cash.

    Given I have these things and had them for some time it is likely someone with other computers will have them lying around.
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  • clockworkzombie 12/04/2015

    @jetfire10
    If you can add a second GTX 760. I have 2 and I am playing skyrim at 4k without issues.
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  • $20 WOW Token gold value drops nearly a third in a day

  • clockworkzombie 10/04/2015

    Gold is worth more now, you originally needed 30K gold to buy a token now you need 20K to buy a token. Reply 0