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  • Watch: Here's how switching the Nintendo Switch works

  • dsmx 13/01/2017

    Still don't see a compelling reason for people to ditch their PS4/One for this and at that price point they need people to ditch them. That price won't get impulse purchases and it's not a novelty either since the wiiu did something very similar.

    The games aren't that bad, but I don't see anything there that will compel people to buy a Switch and I don't see enough games in that release list to make people that hopeful for the future either.

    It won't wow people with it's graphics, or it's online service and so I can only conclude from this right now that the Switch is going to be lucky to sell more than the WiiU.
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  • Sources: Microsoft and Platinum part ways on Scalebound, development ceased

  • dsmx 09/01/2017

    @rep- They got to finish their games before they were shut. Reply -1
  • dsmx 09/01/2017

    I remember people being very hopeful on this one, ah well at least sony tend to see through titles come what may. Reply 0
  • In Theory: Can AMD Ryzen break the Intel CPU monopoly?

  • dsmx 08/01/2017

    @_TheDarkSide_ I wouldn't get carried away on the scorpio it will either have performance slightly ahead of the pro or it will be far more expensive than anyone will be willing to pay. Reply -1
  • dsmx 08/01/2017

    The last processor intel genuinely pushed things forward with outright power was the sandybridge line of processors. Intel simply aren't pushing processing power forward as they have no need to because of the piss poor competition AMD are offering.

    As DF showed the other day the 2500K when OC is still a viable competitor to even the latest i7 line of processors, a 5 year old design should not be able to do that.

    I'm still running the i5 2500K, I got it when the ivybrdige line came out and didn't push things forward, every new generation since I've hoped intel would push processing grunt forward and they still haven't. We're now up to the 7000 line of processors and they still aren't pushing things forward in the desktop space. Laptop processors have improved immensely since the 2000 line but still on deskptop processors there's been no significant improvement in 5 years now.

    AMD get your thumb out your arse and offer intel some proper competition.
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  • Intel Kaby Lake: Core i5 7600K review

  • dsmx 04/01/2017

    So if I'm looking at that right this new processor in games world is not appreciably better than a i5 2500k OC to 4.2 GHz, a processor released Q1 2011. AMD for fuck sake will you release something that actually competes with intel properly, it's been 5 years now since intel actually pushed desktop processors forward.

    When I got the 2500k, just after the benchmarks for the intel ivy series was launched I didn't think I'd still be using it now, yet here we are and unless AMD really up their game in games I'm going to be using it for at least another year.
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  • Ellie is the lead character in The Last of Us Part 2

  • dsmx 03/12/2016

    Initially I was a bit annoyed by the ending of last of us, then I thought about it for a bit. Oh yeah and obviously spoilers ahead.

    The ending is exactly what should of happened, Joel cares for Ellie like she was his own daughter by the end what he does is out of instinct for parents when their child is threatened.

    It's not helped when he discovers the people he's been trying to contact are no different in their motives than the people and clickers he's been fighting, willing to do anything to survive.

    Yes you can argue the philosophy of needs of the many outweighing the needs of the few. However, in this case what was left of Humanity worth saving?

    All the most beautiful and tranquil bits of the world were the areas where there were no humans.

    Also watching that video seems to indicate to me they are going after the fireflies. Which could make sense, they aren't going to give up on getting Ellie that cure is the ticket to getting anything and everything they could want.
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  • Why I think big console game sales are down

  • dsmx 30/11/2016

    The reason sales are down is because people have less money to spend and all these big games release at the same time and people don't have enough time to play through the last game they played. Reply +4
  • Sony PlayStation 4 Pro review

  • dsmx 07/11/2016

    So if we sum up, sony made a games console that has better gaming performance than the previous one. Reply +2
  • Sony edges closer to 50m PS4 sales, PSVR "on track"

  • dsmx 01/11/2016

    @Badcompany88 I wouldn't get your hopes up about the price of the switch, it will be 350. Reply -1
  • What Skyrim had that Fallout 4 lost

  • dsmx 27/10/2016

    The problem with Fallout 4 for me is Witcher 3 came out.

    Witcher 3 showed you could have a massive map, tons of quests with interesting characters, interesting combat with a beautiful and detailed game world with proper sized towns with hundreds of people walking around.

    Then we have Fallout 4.....which is none of those things. It's not that it's awful it's nothing in it is good enough. The quests are dull, the places are dull, the map is dull, the graphics are dated and it's frame rate is worse than Witcher 3.

    New Vegas could only get away with using the same game engine again because they crafted a fantastic quest line but the game still looked terrible and had really poor performance for how it looked.
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  • The making of The Witcher 3's greatest villain

  • dsmx 23/10/2016

    Is he a villain though? He's actually very helpful it's just his help takes what you say very literally. Reply 0
  • Civ 6 versus Civ 5: what a difference 200 turns make

  • dsmx 21/10/2016

    If your a fan of the series it's very important that it's reviewed in comparison to it's predecessor.

    When Civ 5 came out it was missing a ton of features that were in Civ 4 and it was only when Civ 5 had 2 expansion packs and some rebalancing of the game it became brilliant and that was some 3-4 years after release.
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  • Mafia 3 review

  • dsmx 12/10/2016

    Sounds like I made the right call waiting on this one, I'll ask for it for christmas by then the bugs should of been fixed.... Reply +13
  • FIFA 17 - the football game where you're better off letting the AI defend for you

  • dsmx 11/10/2016

    It's hard to talk about this without mentioning how excellent PES is this year, nearly got through my first season now in master league with default players.

    The frustration of the team not playing well together at the beginning has made way for delight as they learn to play together and you learn what the players are good at. Then you hit about 70 team work and they start making runs without you asking, defenders and midfielders pulling back into to gaps you left when you pulled a player out to close down an attacker. Keepers making strings of realistic, excellent saves and howlers when you have a crap one in goal.

    Then you start delving into the formation settings and setup the team to play the way you want, create on the fly attacking and defensive changes, it really nails that feeling of being an actual football manager trying to create your own play-style.

    Truly is a fantastic game.
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  • Sony PlayStation VR review

  • dsmx 05/10/2016

    Even if VR doesn't work out I can see it carving a big niche area in racing games. A decent VR headset is a far better solution and takes up far less space then having multiple monitors set up it should also require less system resources to run than a multimonitor setup. Reply +3
  • PES 2017 review

  • dsmx 19/09/2016

    Have 100 internet points for the subtitle eurogamer. Reply +3
  • Your original PS4 now supports HDR, but no games currently make use of it

  • dsmx 13/09/2016

    The problem with HDR is unless you have a HDR screen you won't see the benefits of it. Reply +2
  • Destiny just got a big pre-Rise of Iron update

  • dsmx 09/09/2016

    Heavon forbid making other weapons more effective, much easier to just nerf something that's actually decent. Reply -1
  • The battle to fix Britain's internet heats up

  • dsmx 06/09/2016

    I don't think openreach is entirely at fault here, there's very little incentice for ISP's to upgrade capacity when they can get away with advertising "up to" speeds.

    I think the simplest change would be to make ISP advertising state the minimum speed you can get. Advertising the up to speed is meaningless, internet providers should be forced to advertise based on the worst case scenario because then they'd be forced to actually upgrade their capacity.
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  • What happened to gaming's Waterworld?

  • dsmx 29/08/2016

    The beta was broken, it wasn't fixed by release and it only went downhill from there.

    It's strange really because Star trek online was also a bit broken at release, had a publisher that didn't think you needed to keep making content in an MMO to keep people playing and yet at the moment it's still going, it's one of the few F2P titles that actually feels like you can play it for free and it's about to launch on the consoles.

    Probably also helps that it's space combat is rather awesome if a little unrealistic in that it's more like flying a plane rather than a spaceship and the star trek license helps but it wouldn't be going this long if it was a bad MMO.
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  • Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060 3GB vs 6GB review

  • dsmx 27/08/2016

    @TallestJon96 I'm not sure you can call AMD a solid value option when the 460,470 and 480 cards all struggle to conclusively beat their equivalent nvidia cards that are 2 years older. Reply +2
  • dsmx 27/08/2016

    @neems It's even scarier thinking that the 970 came out nearly 2 years before the 480 and all AMD managed was to match it at the same price. Great work there AMD. Reply 0
  • dsmx 27/08/2016

    @raresmacovei Really? Because I just ventured onto ebuyer and the 480 was about 20 less than a 6 GB 1060. That's not 25% more expensive, that's barely 10% more expensive. Reply +3
  • AMD Radeon RX 460 review

  • dsmx 14/08/2016

    @P3ndula There's hate because people expected better from AMD then a card that struggles to match nvidia's budget 960 from 18 months ago.

    However what would be very interesting from DF is if they paired the 460 and the 960 with an i3 processor or something weaker and then do some benchmarks because going on past history nvidia would be even further ahead.
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  • dsmx 13/08/2016

    Maybe it's just me but I was expecting more from the 460 than that, the 960 came out around March 2015 and in all but one of those games the 960 wins.

    Yes the 460 can be had for under a 100 if you shop around but the ones they are reviewing here are similar money to a 960 and I find it a bit pathetic that AMD can't conclusively beat nvidia's budget card released nearly 18 months ago.

    Also it's meaningless pairing these gpu's with an i7, at most they should be tested with an i3 because nobody with half a brain is going to buy an i7 and put a AMD 460 GPU with it.
    Reply +3
  • Xbox Project Scorpio: Specs vs PS4 Neo, proposed release date, price, and everything we know

  • dsmx 06/08/2016

    The titan x runs BF4 at 4k at over 60 fps which seems to me to indicate that for Microsoft to hit there 4K aim AMD is going to have to come up with something that's as powerful as that in under a year with a processor that is able to keep up with it. I just don't see AMD managing that in under a year, I still find it more likely that the scorpio will end up upscaling games to 4K then running them natively at 4K. Reply +1
  • New licences and a new feistiness see PES take the fight to FIFA

  • dsmx 04/08/2016

    @Stuart78 You can literally see in the video above you can dribble whichever way you want and you could even before they switched to the fox engine. Reply +3
  • dsmx 04/08/2016

    I'm put off playing FIFA mainly because I hear my brother playing it with him shouting at it, swearing at it, throwing the controller around, swearing at the shitty inconsistent referee and when I do venture into FIFA it's like going back in time 10 years with how they do the formation settings compared to PES right now.

    Then there's me sitting there playing master league and smiling most of the time because I'm just having fun, right up until the goalkeeper drops the ball into the net which is about as close as I ever come to being pissed off at PES2016. IF they can fix that and make the defending AI better in 2017 they'll be on to a real winner with all the other changes they say they are making this year.
    Reply +4
  • No Man's Sky leaker claims to have reached the centre of the galaxy already

  • dsmx 01/08/2016

    I still don't get the hype surrounding this game, had a guy at work hyped for it but he couldn't tell me why he just said it was huge and there was exploration....yeah still not feeling the hype. Reply +5
  • Nintendo nets large loss for latest financial quarter

  • dsmx 27/07/2016

    The NX isn't going to change a dam thing. It's still only going to sell to core nintendo fans because Nintendo still refuse to make a console that the average person is going to be able to play GTA, FIFA, COD, Bethesda RPG's and battlefield on.

    Those are the biggest selling franchises and until Nintendo do something about getting those games onto their system they will continue to be relegated to a niche games console.
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  • dsmx 27/07/2016

    @Repsode the cube failed because it didn't have GTA on it, GTA3, GTA:VC and GTA:SA were all in the charts for years after they launched. Reply -2
  • Nintendo NX is a portable console with detachable controllers

  • dsmx 26/07/2016

    @jimnastics Could also mean that in the future Nintendo are looking at putting their games onto mobile phones which would be an interesting idea. Reply -2
  • Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060 review

  • dsmx 19/07/2016

    @pseudopod That 40W is 40W of less heat generated which means the card will overclock far better than the AMD equivalent or it means the card will be far more suitable in smaller PC cases or PC's where the user wants a quiet system. Reply +2
  • Homefront: The Revolution performance boosted by up to 25 per cent

  • dsmx 19/07/2016

    So the game has gone from totally unacceptable to just unacceptable, well it's a step in the right direction at least. Reply +3
  • There's a new Micro Machines!

  • dsmx 14/07/2016

    @itsgood2slide and I'd get it if they bothered to make a PS4 version. Reply +1
  • The composer of the Civilization 4 theme returns for Civilization 6

  • dsmx 11/07/2016

    That Civ 4 tune was and still is some of the best music I've ever heard made for a game. Reply +2
  • Nvidia unveils GTX 1060: $249 buys you GTX 980 power

  • dsmx 07/07/2016

    @FogHeart Because it uses less power and generates less heat as a result? Reply 0
  • Big Xbox summer sale kicks off tomorrow

  • dsmx 04/07/2016

    40-60% off doesn't seem particularly "ultimate" to me when digital games tend to be overpriced to start off with. Reply +3
  • Can AMD's new strategy restore its fortunes?

  • dsmx 03/07/2016

    It's been quite interesting seeing what people have been saying about the 480, it's a good card however it also has the potential to break peoples computers because AMD went with a 6 pin power connector on the card and it's drawing too much power through the motherboard. AMD have acknowledged this problem as well so it will be interesting to see what happens. Reply 0
  • AMD Radeon RX 480 review

  • dsmx 29/06/2016

    @PCMaestro Well after 1 minute looking I found this at 380 http://www.ebuyer.com/750762-msi-geforce-gtx-1070-aero-8g-oc-8gb-gddr5-dual-link-dvi-d-hdmi-gtx-1070-aero-8g-oc that's out on the 30th. Reply +5
  • What the hell is a teraflop anyway?

  • dsmx 26/06/2016

    I'm still very dubious about this 4k Claim and Microsoft managing to make the Scorpio a reasonable price that people will buy, I still find it more likely that we'll end up with something that will target 1440p30 and upscale it to 4K. Reply +9
  • Why video games are better than Lego

  • dsmx 25/06/2016

    I like both equally. Reply +2
  • Pac-Man: Championship Edition 2 outed by Korean ratings board

  • dsmx 25/06/2016

    To be honest I'd be happy with them just porting the first version to the current consoles. Reply +4
  • Steam Summer Sale is now live

  • dsmx 23/06/2016

    Doom is by far the highlight of the sale this year. Reply +2
  • Vivendi now owns over 20% of Ubisoft shares

  • dsmx 22/06/2016

    Hate to break it to you ubisoft "owners" but if you have shareholders you leave yourself open to things like this and there is very little you can do to stop it. Reply +5
  • Xbox One S: release date, price, specs and everything we know

  • dsmx 15/06/2016

    @ecco My own measurements suggests the new xbox one is about 29cm long and 6 cm wide if that image is anything to go by. Reply 0
  • dsmx 15/06/2016

    @eccoI just measure it on my screen right now the difference really is tiny in terms of physical size. Reply 0
  • Xbox One prices drop in UK following Xbox One S announcement

  • dsmx 15/06/2016

    The pricing of the Xbox One as time goes on is eerily following the pricing of the Xbox 1. Reply +2
  • The E3 bulletin: Tuesday

  • dsmx 14/06/2016

    As a gamer I preferred Sony's conference, there was barely any talking and sony just let the games speak for themselves and it was such a wonderful change from every other conference I've seen in the last few years.

    Microsoft was good as well but I can't help but feel their announcement of an entirely new console so early on has effectively killed off a lot of possible sales for the current and the s version of the one this year. Not to mention it felt like they were rather insecure with feeling the need to say exclusive to Xbox One and windows 10 after every game.
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