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  • Shadow of Mordor release date moved forward

  • dogmanstaruk 25/07/2014

    I think this game is going to be bloody brilliant. Reply 0
  • Tech Analysis: Destiny beta on Xbox One

  • dogmanstaruk 25/07/2014

    @grassyknoll
    Well, we can see where things are going from publisher's financial reports (360 / PS3 are way down, but PS4 has far more revenue than the Xbox One, about double this quarter for Ubisoft). That suggests a lot of the 360 faithful have moved on
    Not really.

    From a financial point of view it simply means revenue is declining from the previous generation and software revenue growth on the PS4 is ahead of the XO. This could be down to several factors e.g. higher install base, or a higher attachment rate (PS4 owners simply buy more games).

    You are jumping a few steps ahead of yourself if this revenue swing leads you to the believe it is due to more people migrating from X360 to PS4 than XO.

    For all we know the PS4 revenue growth could be down to the migration of disgruntled Wii U owners, or gamers who skipped the previous generation.

    Edit - One final thought. In the NPDs MS always stress the combination of 360 and XO software sales equals software market leader. Another possible hole in your logic of 360 sales heavily declining for PS4.
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  • dogmanstaruk 25/07/2014

    @ivanbitencourt
    "but but 1080pee!" - ...they still hate MS and Xbox One... they just don't know why anymore
    It is quite simple really. It doesn't have the Sony or Playstation brand on the box.

    Yes, it is that moronic.
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  • dogmanstaruk 25/07/2014

    @grassyknoll
    People say this but it really isn't true. Those 360 owners who wanted the best performance have moved on to PS4. I was going to buy the next Xbox solely for multiplatform games until it actually emerged.
    Impossible to say at this stage how many of the early PS4 adopters were die hard 360 customers previously.

    The only stat Sony have is the increase in subscription of Plus which really means nothing.

    Remember the vast majority of 360 and ps3 owners have yet to decide what console to buy.
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  • dogmanstaruk 25/07/2014

    @Suarez07
    I have actually been surprisingly swept off my feet by my xb1 (install times aside), and see more games I want to buy in future on it than ps4. Albeit the last of us is making it's sexy eyes at me.
    The XB1 is actually a nice machine.

    I can pause my downloads on it;p
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  • dogmanstaruk 25/07/2014

    @INSERT-COIN
    Now we have people puffing their chest out and claiming that the XB1 is holding back their PS4 and should be running at 50-60fps if only it wasn't for that dead weight that is the XB1.

    Or gloating about 33% increase in resolution.
    Talk about lack of integrity, last generation the same people were stating graphics and resolution don't matter due to the 360 generally outperforming the PS3.

    If tflops, resolution and fps is a defining factor to their enjoyment of videogames then the answer is simple - build a PC. It really is time for the chest puffers to put their money where their mouth is, build a PC with a 5.6tflops 290x/780ti and stop of relying on a 1.8tflops PS4.
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  • dogmanstaruk 25/07/2014

    @Suarez07 No probs mate, I know your a X1 fanboy at heart.

    You are never off it ;) hehe
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  • dogmanstaruk 25/07/2014

    @Suarez07 An interview from this week -

    We recently had the opportunity to interview Rebellion, the UK based development team behind the Sniper Elite series. Other than talking about Sniper Elite 3, the latest installment released just a few days ago, we asked their opinion on the recent Xbox One SDK update that unlocked 10% of the GPU (previously reserved for Kinect); they said that it should help close the gap with PlayStation 4, and its likely that the game will be patched on Xbox One to -

    Its a bit hard to tell right now although there will of course be a little boost straight away we should be supporting this in the future in Sniper Elite 3. In the end, just like last generation, its not just about the hardware its about the tools, guidance and support you get from the platform holder that makes a huge difference, and I think its safe to say the distance is closing.
    Note the part of the quote in bold. It hasn't been patched yet with the SDK.

    Plus the important update is part of the JUNE SDK, not the March, April, or May SDK;p
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  • dogmanstaruk 25/07/2014

    I can't make up my mind either to laugh or pity the PS4 fanboys puffing out their chests and playing "My dad is bigger than yours" with their console GPU. It has 1.84tflops....jesus.

    The material of playgrounds.

    From a personal point of view I don't care about the technical differences between the two formats. I own and enjoy both.

    Surely owning both platforms and having the ability to play whatever game you fancy is preferable to battling it out on a forum. Then you can play Destiny on whatever console you fancy.
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  • dogmanstaruk 25/07/2014

    @Suarez07
    Edit: the 10% GPU reserve was freed up by SDK release. The developers would have had access to the SDK long before it hit the public in an update
    Not true, MS and Developers have been pretty open about the SDK. It just hit in June.

    This should make a difference over the next few months as developers start to use it.
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  • dogmanstaruk 25/07/2014

    I'm all up for debate, but I really do not see the value in this comparison between the Xbone and PS4.

    Why?

    Bungie have already demonstrated the Xbone version running at 1080p during IGN's live stream.

    edit : What a surprise down voted for stating a fact. Yes PS4 fanboys no matter how you hate it the Xbone version is 1080p.
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  • World of Warcraft: Warlords of Draenor beta key giveaway

  • dogmanstaruk 25/07/2014

    Amazing several of one comment members appear begging for a code. Reply 0
  • dogmanstaruk 25/07/2014

    bugger...didn't get one

    /cry
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  • Bungie opens up Destiny beta to everyone

  • dogmanstaruk 25/07/2014

    @mode7 Time to upgrade that broadband ;p Reply +1
  • dogmanstaruk 25/07/2014

    This game is bloody good, apart from the PVP which is a bit hit or miss. Reply +3
  • PlayStation 4 gets 3D Blu-Ray support next week

  • dogmanstaruk 24/07/2014

    @darrenrufus
    2 hours ago
    Still not sure why it wasn't a feature at launch
    What being able to pause your downloads?

    God knows.
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  • dogmanstaruk 24/07/2014

    @Mr-Writer God knows when 1.8 will drop. Reply 0
  • dogmanstaruk 24/07/2014

    @ManatuBear
    Quick MS! Announce "Pause Downloads" feature!
    If only it was that simple:)
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  • dogmanstaruk 24/07/2014

    This better not be the only feature of this update.

    Sony really need to up the ante in regards to updating the feature set of the console. I'm getting bored of saying "I still can't bloody pause or organise my downloads".

    Folder Support - I don't want to have to scroll left and right to find a bloody game. At least put library right to the front.

    Download Management - Let me pause my downloads in 2014 please.

    External HDD Support - Just like my Bone, let me install games on a HDD USB 3.0.
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  • Valve adds thumbstick to latest Steam controller prototype

  • dogmanstaruk 24/07/2014

    @Suarez07 True, but the best option will always to build your own.

    I'm not sure who Steam Machines are for.
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  • dogmanstaruk 24/07/2014

    @Suarez07 You know I'm right:D Reply -3
  • dogmanstaruk 24/07/2014

    The whole "Steam platform" announcement of last year is a bit shambolic.

    We are approaching 12 months since the announcement and there is little traction on their initiative.

    Steam Os - Vast majority of new release titles are Windows exclusive.
    Steam Boxes - Over priced mini-itx PCs which have still to launch.
    Steam Controller - Now has an analogue despite the initial promise of the controller revolutionising PC game controls.

    As a PC Gamer Valve have done nothing to convince me to replace Windows OS or my mouse & kb. In fact I'm getting a bit bored of Valve these days.
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  • The Uncharted movie gets a June 2016 release date

  • dogmanstaruk 23/07/2014

    @Illgameonanything
    but he's 43 now and has put on a lot of weight.
    You post as if 43 is old.

    I'm not 43, but I'm fully aware an actor of that age is perfectly capable of playing the role of Drake*, plus Drake himself is easily early 40s in U4 trailer.

    As for the weight? It can be lost.

    NF it is then!

    *Remember Harrison Ford was of a similar age while doing Indy.
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  • Now TV has arrived on PS4

  • dogmanstaruk 23/07/2014

    Sony increasing the media functionality of their console?

    Well I never.
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  • Dragon Age: Inquisition's release date pushed back over a month

  • dogmanstaruk 23/07/2014

    @Screamer-RSA We aren't talking about my world.

    We are talking about your world. The one where you clearly beleive you are an expert on videogame design.

    So again ,please tell us the real reason behind this delay.
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  • dogmanstaruk 23/07/2014

    @Screamer-RSA Thanks for your expert opinion.

    Perhaps you could tell us the real reason why.
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  • Battlefield Hardline misses its 2014 deadline

  • dogmanstaruk 22/07/2014

    If the game isn't ready, then this is the right decision. The last thing the BF franchise needs is a launch fuck up like BF4.

    I was going to pick this up, but I'm not really bothered about the dealy. I'm expecting Destiny will be taking up a lot of my online time, and Evolve is looking pretty sweet too.

    BTW - OT, but the Destiny beta is back up. XO access is granted now too.
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  • dogmanstaruk 22/07/2014

    @Nokterian I dunno, I've been playing the latest map map on BF4 for about 3 hours tonight and it plays well.

    Not denying the launch was a fuck up, but the game is well past that now.
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  • The first 100 cars revealed for Forza Horizon 2

  • dogmanstaruk 22/07/2014

    @priesty_lfc Eh? Reply 0
  • dogmanstaruk 22/07/2014

    @Yautja_Warrior I've not seen both running in person so it is hard to say.

    Although you do have to remember Horizon 2 is an open world game.
    Reply +3
  • dogmanstaruk 22/07/2014

    Round #1 to Horizon 2.

    Driveclub is shipping with 50 cars.
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  • Digital Foundry: Hands-on with Nvidia Shield Tablet

  • dogmanstaruk 22/07/2014

    I'm after a new Android tablet. This might be worth considering. Reply +2
  • Sony will box Freedom Wars for Europe because fans asked

  • dogmanstaruk 22/07/2014

    Don't get it myself. Boxed product for a portable device? Seems a bit pointless. Why would I want to have to carry carts around when I am travelling?

    I'm the complete opposite on all my consoles and PC now - 100% digital.
    Reply -14
  • Bungie forced to pay $95k to ex-Halo, Destiny composer

  • dogmanstaruk 22/07/2014

    I can't help but suspect O'Donnell would have been expecting more. Reply +2
  • Can last-gen consoles handle Destiny?

  • dogmanstaruk 21/07/2014

    @timothycollins I doubt there will be a demo given that it is an online only game.

    Not sure how they would integrate demo players into the servers for actual owners of the game.

    This weeks beta really is the demo.
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  • dogmanstaruk 21/07/2014

    @timothycollins The beta/demo won't appear on the store, but if you would like a code to try it then let me know as I will have a spare one.

    Destiny really isn't the same type of game as Titanfall or Halo. It is in a sense a MMOFPS.

    I think there is plenty of room in the market for this hybrid online fps game of Bungie's. I enjoy playing Titanfall too, but this is something different.

    As I said if you fancy playing it then give me a shout and I will PM you a beta access code when I get it on Wednesday.
    Reply +2
  • dogmanstaruk 21/07/2014

    @jimmyhill11 Tomb Raider Reboot runs well on the XO, it is the PS4 version which has the variable frame rate which at times can be quite jarring. Reply -2
  • dogmanstaruk 21/07/2014

    God, is Destiny going to be the latest title to be given the dubious honour of being the champion of justifying not buying a new console for the the non PS4/XO owners?

    Several people trying to convince themselves a PS3 is just as good as a PS4. Next week I'm sure it will be TLOU remaster.
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  • dogmanstaruk 21/07/2014

    @The-Jack-Burton
    I wish you guys would send your captures to Gamersyde or allow us to download the original, fucking youtube quality is terrible
    Agreed.

    Gamersyde is fantastic.
    Reply +4
  • dogmanstaruk 21/07/2014

    @timothycollins Play the beta. Reply +1
  • dogmanstaruk 21/07/2014

    @poite1983
    The Ps4 version looks last gen anyway so not sure why ps3 would have any problems
    Of course it does.

    PSA - Inaccurate over exaggerations do not help you make your point.
    Reply +5
  • dogmanstaruk 21/07/2014

    @timothycollins You need to play it. Reply +1
  • The Last of Us: Remastered's photo mode coming in day one patch

  • dogmanstaruk 21/07/2014

    @rotmm It is, but I think I would like to see Sony introducing external drive support via USB 3.

    I've recently moved to 100% digital on both consoles, and while it wasn't difficult to replace the internal drive the XO method of simply attaching a USB 3.0 external HDD is more convenient.
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  • Uncharted 4 is pushing for 1080p60 on PlayStation 4

  • dogmanstaruk 21/07/2014

    @NYKilla80
    Its not gonna happen. They were able to remaster TLOU in 1080p/60 because its a last gen game... Uncharted 4 wont hit 1080p/60.
    Reply -4
  • Oddworld: New 'n' Tasty! review

  • dogmanstaruk 21/07/2014

    @ziggy_played_guitar I know they have announced a XO version, but there is no date.

    Probably will be a while off.
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  • Five talking points from the weekend's Destiny beta

  • dogmanstaruk 21/07/2014

    @bumgut Bungie have already poo poo'd the $500m figure. Reply 0
  • dogmanstaruk 21/07/2014

    @Severn2j Yup there is a point with the other classes. It all boils down to your play style, and how you want to spec.

    It also depends on how dedicated you are giong to be online. Like a MMO desinty is about the online aspect - grinding gear, looking cool and getting stuck into co-op PVE and competitive PVP.

    Remember Desinty is at the heart of it an online experience so the more you put into it the better it will be.
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  • Xbox One's August update adds automatic download for digital purchases

  • dogmanstaruk 20/07/2014

    @Mr-Writer
    Truly embarrassing.

    Please explain, what makes it embarrassing to question why Sony haven't added basic features or tweaked the UI? Sony themselves compare the PS4 to their competitor's product when the message suits them, so why shouldn't we follow and compare?

    One of the absent features I might add was announced during the console reveal last Feb
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  • dogmanstaruk 20/07/2014

    @shotbyascot
    The Xbox One may have more features, but the PS4 UI is far nicer and intuitive to use.
    You call having to constantly scrolling left & right to find an installed game intuitive?

    I quite like the PS4 UI, but it isn't particularly user friendly. It needs folders, or at least the ability to organise the order your games are displayed - similar to the PIN system on the XO.

    If creating folders are an issue for Sony then positioning "Library" at the start would be a quick win.
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  • dogmanstaruk 20/07/2014

    @ariasj
    because all these new features that MS is adding on xbox one has already been implemented in PS4 from day 1.
    Clearly this post indicates you haven't used both consoles.

    Why even bother posting?
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