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  • Spec Analysis: iPad Air 2 vs Google Nexus 9

  • clockworkzombie 23/10/2014

    @Eldritch
    I am looking to a 12 or 13" tablet, was hoping apple was going to do it. A 256GB i5 surface is $500 AU more than a 128GB cellular ipad.
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  • Destiny player finds way to access future DLC area

  • clockworkzombie 09/10/2014

    @alexcross
    Do not pick up the ghosts. You will get a new ghost shell if you collect all ghosts and Bungie have been banning people that have done so.
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  • Vib Ribbon is coming to European PS3s and Vitas next week

  • clockworkzombie 07/10/2014

    I was thinking of buying a PS One to play this. What excellent news.

    Loved it back in the day.
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  • New 3DS and New 3DS XL out in Australia this year

  • clockworkzombie 24/09/2014

    @chucklepie
    Apple have a lot more money than Nintendo and use it to make strategic investments.
    What they do with that money is say to a manufacturer like Foxconn for example is:

    "We will build a new factory that costs about 1 Billion dollars. You run it and only make products for us for 5 years. After 5 years the factory is yours."

    An example of a product is the top cases for the MacBook Pro and Air. Which is why competitors could not get manufacturing done for Aluminium cases for their own products and complained about Apple tying up the market.

    The next reason is demand. If you try and meet day 1 demand for a product like this you end up with a very large factory that runs at half capacity once that demand is met.
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  • What next for Minecraft on PlayStation?

  • clockworkzombie 18/09/2014

    As I said earlier this week MS want to transition to a services company. There is evidence that different platform versions of Minecraft will continue to be developed.

    MS already sell Office 365 on competing platforms such as iPad and a planned android version. The iPad version was released before their own Windows phone version. Minecraft should be no different. The tricky part will be convincing people especially parents to part with a monthly fee for server hosting, perhaps a Minecraft server bundle as part of Office 365 as they already give a terabyte of storage with office 365.

    Perhaps in the future we can see two development streams. The Java version and maybe a Minecraft pro using Azure and the standard MS development tools. This could be a way to introduce people to a simplified MS dev tool kitand set them up for programming later in life.

    Obviously the bottom line is money, if people continue to buy Minecraft then MS would be silly to get in the way, just take the money and say "thank you".
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  • Destiny review

  • clockworkzombie 17/09/2014

    @Pocketgrandpa
    I have the PS 3 & 4 versions as I have friends who refuse to upgrade to PS4.

    The PS3 version plays the same but the graphics are shocking compared to the PS4.

    Everything is blurry and it is missing the finer details. The viewable area seems to be smaller too.

    That said it does play the same, so far at least.
    The big thing will be your friends list. What consoles are they playing it on? Buy destiny for that platform.

    The characters are tied to your account rather than console so stuff I have unlocked and stored away on PS4 is available on PS3.
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  • Microsoft buys Mojang and Minecraft for $2.5bn

  • clockworkzombie 15/09/2014

    @funkateer
    I read somewhere, maybe this site, this could be a play by MS to use the "stickiness" of Minecraft to encourage people to sign up for a live account.

    Get 'em young enough and they will never leave, try and prevent people wanting a google or yahoo account.

    Combine that with Azure server sales, merchandising and continuing sales of games they could well recover their money faster than expected.
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  • clockworkzombie 15/09/2014

    @funkateer
    I don't play minecraft but friends that do say it is a lot more complex now than when it launched. They like the scripting power that can be used, automating build process and so on.
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  • clockworkzombie 15/09/2014

    @funkateer
    Change doesn't have to be bad. The key to any change in Minecraft will be keeping simplicity for the end user.
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  • clockworkzombie 15/09/2014

    @Cappy
    There is every reason for the status quo to continue. Microsoft want to become a software services company.

    Selling minecraft to all comers is part of that because there will probably be cheap server hosting deals to go with it.

    If the talent working on Minecraft leave after 6 months then there will be a problem.
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  • A eulogy for Halo 3's Epitaph, a spotlight on Blackout

  • clockworkzombie 07/09/2014

    @KaizokuTomSan
    Section 8 is a fun game, you can pick up both pieces on xbox 360 too.

    I would guess it is very cheap now.
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  • Burglary bungled after being transmitted over Xbox Live voice chat

  • clockworkzombie 24/07/2014

    @DadsDinner
    Send all your redhead women to me. I shall treat them well. :D
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  • The Elder Scrolls Online's Craglorn update due this week

  • clockworkzombie 21/05/2014

    @Wavey
    I am more interested now than before. Hopefully the 6 month delay will fix bugs and add extra content.
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  • Microsoft reveals the Surface Pro 3

  • clockworkzombie 21/05/2014

    @andreyshpurik
    The penny arcade reviews should help you.
    http://www.penny-arcade.com/news/post/2013/02/22/the-ms-surface-pro

    http://www.penny-arcade.com/news/post/2013/10/28/surface-pro-2
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  • Wasteland 2 confirmed for August release

  • clockworkzombie 21/05/2014

    @Eldritch
    My hovercraft is full of eels.

    I certainly would be tempted. :D
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  • Better without Kinect

  • clockworkzombie 14/05/2014

    My funniest and scariest kinect moment was playing dead rising 3. All was quiet and then a dog barked in the street and 4 fireman zombies came through a door after as the kinect thought I was summoning them.


    Hand me my brown corduroy trousers.
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  • Microsoft won't reward early Xbox One adopters following Kinect-less console

  • clockworkzombie 14/05/2014

    @PSfourskin Were you dropped on your head as a child? or perhaps you live in a weird part of the world.

    When I was looking for games, teenagers being teenagers were talking loudly not at all caring who heard them. I would have been in a games shop maybe twice a week at that point buying and selling games.

    @TheEarlOfZinger
    That was a pretty common conversation topic in the 360 section when I was in the store. I will admit that the plural of anecdote is not data.

    Maybe there are lots of one eyed people who would only buy an X1 due to brand loyalty I guess I have not seen it where I live.
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  • clockworkzombie 13/05/2014

    @TheEarlOfZinger
    In my local gaming stores there was not much brand loyalty at all towards X1 after last years E3.

    whilst I was browsing games I overheard teens telling each other X1 was shit and to buy a PS4, their words not mine. For the first months or so after E3 that was a common thing.

    The X1 has done well I think after the negative press to have sold as much as it has.
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  • clockworkzombie 13/05/2014

    @Venex
    I agree with you about waiting my experience was pretty good though.

    Just after E3 and all it's bad press EB Games in Australia had an offer where all games traded in towards an X1 or PS4 received 50% extra trade credit.

    After trading a lot of games it only cost me $333.00 for both consoles. I was only going to buy the PS4.

    The staff checked the price twice then got the manager to triple check.

    Even had I paid full price I have dead rising 3 which is fantastic apparently different and better then the first 2, forza, Ryse, Titanfall and killer instinct.
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  • Bound By Flame review

  • clockworkzombie 13/05/2014

    Disappointed. I loved of Orcs and Men. Would like a sequel. The reveiw makes me want to play it though.

    Success?
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  • Diablo 3: Ultimate Evil Edition dated, confirmed for old and new consoles

  • clockworkzombie 13/05/2014

    @Sunsprie
    I thought the same though I think the value is playing with friends. The socialising always helps.
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  • clockworkzombie 12/05/2014

    Unfortunately for me I have two sets of friends, those with PS4 and those still using PS3. Looks like I have to buy both.

    Still good times to be had.
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  • Video: Let's Replay Morrowind

  • clockworkzombie 12/05/2014

    I am currently playing morrowind and it is great to see the love for it.

    My only gripe is: If you are going to make a bloody video telling us how great it is do not play in the dark. That was fun here we are wandering in the dark AGAIN, just to ensure we cannot see what makes it special.

    The main reason I love it is the immersion. There is no voice acting to speak of so the people you talk to address you by the name you choose at start, calling you outlander or N'wah then using your name as they get to like you.

    Oblivion and Skyrim can't match that though they are both good games, just different.
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  • Local multiplayer is gaming's holy grail

  • clockworkzombie 11/05/2014

    Mario Kart was great in one room together but what really made it for us was Worms for PS1. We would play from Friday night through to Sunday afternoon. Many beers were consumed. Reply 0
  • The Elder Scrolls Online on PS4 and Xbox One delayed by six months

  • clockworkzombie 08/05/2014

    I am an Elder Scroll fan, I just built a PC to play the ES Anthology. Modded Morrowind is very nice, modded Skyrim anticipation is high.

    My friends have been asking if I was going to buy this and I was wavering. I prefer to play online with friends and they were not going to buy it.

    I felt sad after reading the reviews but this delay makes me want to order it now, it should be bug patched with extra content by then.

    Diablo on PS3 was worth waiting for, perhaps this will be too.
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  • Assassin's Creed 3 lead animator joins Uncharted team

  • clockworkzombie 06/05/2014

    I would have liked another Jade Empire game. With the founders gone it will probably never happen. Reply +1
  • Retro RPG Pier Solar HD delayed until June

  • clockworkzombie 02/05/2014

    This is a great year for games.

    I kickstarted this and Divinity: Original Sin, there are some others too.


    Playing Morrowind at the moment, wish I had some holidays. Time time time.
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  • Bungie explains why there's still no PC version of Destiny

  • clockworkzombie 28/04/2014

    I think another reason for delay is the shared server. Remember when MS started games for windows live?

    They tested an FPS with xBox and PC playing against each other. The PC players won due to the greater precision of keyboard and mouse.

    Half time console players jumped on the PCs and the PC gamers took the xBoxes. The console players using the PCs won.

    Unless you gimp the PC experience and make them use auto aim or a controller like the consoles I think there are going to be a few problems integrating.
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  • Banjo-Kazooie's spiritual successor is no longer happening

  • clockworkzombie 24/04/2014

    @bylinjonas
    He decided to moon the birthday boy. I saw an opportunity. Luckily we were in the beer garden.
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  • clockworkzombie 24/04/2014

    @el_pollo_diablo
    I lit a friends fart. wouldn't recommend that either. The burned hair smell was pretty bad.
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  • Dragon Age: Inquisition release date announced

  • clockworkzombie 22/04/2014

    @GiarcYekrub
    They do, just call it the ultimate edition instead.

    I still have the ultimate DA for the 360. All the dlc in one disc. A much better purchase than the original with quest givers asking you to pay for an expansion and destroying immersion.
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  • Diablo 3: Reaper of Souls' launch "will be fine"

  • clockworkzombie 24/03/2014

    I am playing on PS3 and having a great time the only problem is legendary drops, got 5 last night, which is nice but they were all versions of the same two handed club.

    I will buy this again for PS4 I hope it is not too far away.
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  • Remember Call of Duty Elite? It's shutting down this Friday

  • clockworkzombie 27/02/2014

    If Activision want to charge me $40-$50 dollars per year on top of a game purchase give me access to all the Call of Duty maps from CoD 4 onwards.

    I would like all the CoD 2 & 3 maps as well but that would be asking for the moon. CoD 2 is still my favourite multiplayer maps though CoD 4 is close.
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  • TxK review

  • clockworkzombie 13/02/2014

    @snafu65
    The Jag had some great games.
    Bubsy: Fractured Furry Tales was one of the hardest platformers I have ever played and I wish it was remade I would like to play it again.
    Other good games were Cannon Fodder, Aliens vs Predator would also class as a system seller. Other games of note are Iron Soldier, i-War and Raiden
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  • clockworkzombie 13/02/2014

    At last been waiting for this. I could only get to level 85 on the Jaguar when starting from level 1.
    Happy days indeed.
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  • Six Japanese import PS1 titles dated for PlayStation Store

  • clockworkzombie 14/01/2014

    @karlo87
    Some advice for people creating US accounts, find a real address in some little town in mid US.

    The PSN people search for gibberish placed in the user fields and eventually you will get the account cancelled. I did this many years ago now and it works well. When you buy the US PSN cards online most people email the codes.
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  • clockworkzombie 13/01/2014

    @Mister-Wario
    I too wondered about this, though if the game read the internal drive by default it may make it easier to play by not having to disc swap.
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  • clockworkzombie 13/01/2014

    I would like Vib Ribbon.

    That would mean I can play it and the collectors can pay outrageous eBay prices.
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  • The Secret Developers: Wii U - the inside story

  • clockworkzombie 11/01/2014

    I have just purchased a Wii U. Mario 3D World is fun. I guess I could be called a Luddite as I think platformers have suffered with the transition to 3d this is the best Mario for me since super Mario world on the snes. A pleasure to play. I am happy with my Ps4 and Xbox One. Dead Rising 3 is just as good a game just different.

    I think the difference for me over the Original wii is the depreciation of what i call waggle controls. I don't want fuzzy arm waving, let me press a button to play.

    This attitude carries over to PS4 and X1 too.

    I have seen many people in shops not know that wii u games will not work on the wii, parents buying for children generally.

    Looking forward to Zelda, Bayonetta and X. My Wii U was bundled with Rayman and the Mario and Luigi platformers and I purchased 3D Word.

    A price drop will help but remember over a consoles life you will pay more for games than the console costs.
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  • Most Anticipated: X

  • clockworkzombie 09/01/2014

    @BonzoBanana
    I think you can ignore the usual install base metric for the wii. Anecdotal I know, but any non gaming household with a wii that I visit generally has wii sports and a bunch of controllers.
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  • Letter from America: The highs and lows of 2013

  • clockworkzombie 04/01/2014

    @DrStrangelove
    The lawn mowing would be Hovver Bovver by Jeff Minter.
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  • clockworkzombie 04/01/2014

    Space Invaders was my first computer game, if you can call it that. So different to the pinball machines. I remember the one corner store that had SI, the queue went around the block for the first month.

    People would use index cards to leave their name and high score on the unit.
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  • Microsoft considered removing the Xbox One's disc drive after E3

  • clockworkzombie 03/01/2014

    @FortysixterUK
    My hostility to download only changes when the price changes. At full price I will have the disc thanks, half price or less downloads are ok.

    I just downloaded forza for half retail when I purchased a code online. I would not buy the game at full price. Half is fine.
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  • clockworkzombie 02/01/2014

    I suspect it was part of a discussion about the price difference between Microsoft and Sony. What can we do to get price parity?

    Remove the disc drive?


    Perhaps.
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  • Xbox One sells 2 million in 18 days

  • clockworkzombie 11/12/2013

    @StooMonster
    Variable at the moment. New Games are ranging from $68 AU to $99AU. Which is 37 to 54 pounds

    It is the supermarkets and so on driving prices down. The games shops are on the high end of the scale.

    EB Games will price match any competitor if that competitor has stock. Only once have they asked me to buy it elsewhere as the competitors price was too low and that only because the manager knew me. If I was some random walking in then they would have sold it to them.
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  • clockworkzombie 11/12/2013

    @funkateer
    Actually due to a great trade in deal from EB games in Australia I paid $333.00 for both consoles. I still have my 360 and PS3.

    Not too expensive at all.

    Edit.

    To address another point. Exclusivity is not necessarily a bad thing if it is timed or if gets a game studio more money to make something they may not have been able to do.

    First party games are exclusive and this is the main console seller over time. People pick them up later in life because of the exclusives. How many people here have been 360 users then have picked up a cheap PS3 for things like Demons' souls and the last of us?
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  • clockworkzombie 11/12/2013

    I have an Xbox One and PS4 purchased at launch and I have not once thought I wish I did not have these consoles, should have waited until March or so.

    The reason I say this is my policy in the past was wait for 6 games that I want to play or 6 months until the bugs get ironed out or a price cut. I did not do it this time.


    I am having great times with Killer instinct and Dead Rising. The only problem I have had with the One is the headset not working in party chat and having to use the kinect mic instead.

    The kinect mic is superb, I had a ceiling fan going and all its noise was filtered out so my friend elsewhere did not hear it and the voice quality is superb.

    I am having a good time with NFS on the PS4 and once I finish AC3 on PS3 I shall start AC4

    I am thinking of buying a wii U next year for some Mario platforming, what a great time to be a gamer.
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  • It's Morrowind in the Skyrim engine

  • clockworkzombie 08/12/2013

    @ctankep
    One of the reasons Morrowind is so loved is the other characters refer to you by name. The game becomes a lot more personal because of this. There is no voice acting apart from the occasional N'wah directed at you.
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  • clockworkzombie 07/12/2013

    If Bethesda were to release the PC box set with all 5 ES games on my Xbox One or PS 4 no one would see me until I staggered outside to purchase ES 6 Reply 0
  • iPhone 5S review

  • clockworkzombie 01/12/2013

    To paraphrase Winston Churchill: It is the worst of all phones, except when you compare it to everyone else's

    Everyone wants different things. I only want excellent call quality, reception and the ability to use as a wireless hotspot.

    Because high end antennas don't make it into lower or mid range devices I am stuck with smartphones.

    For me everything else they do is a bonus.
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