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Does the controller come with a battery pack or do you still need some AAs?
And to be honest, there's another factor to take into account here. A PC game might have a 90% piracy rate and it might not even matter. Why? Because PC games run on hardware available in almost every country in the world (barring North Korea and a handful of failed states) and what few region controls do exist for them are easily circumvented.
Some countries - particularly China - have entrenched cultural norms that piracy is fine. China also has major import-restrictions. It is only now starting to allow the sale of non-domestic consoles and games for them (and even there only slowly, in some regions, and with tight restrictions on games). So there are in essence next to no legitimate sales of many games to a region like China.
Also, most of the remaining major cracking groups tend to be based in China. That's not coincidence.
Now, getting hypothetical for a moment, if an AAA game releases on PS4, XB1 and PC and sells 1 million copies for each platform, but is pirated by 9 million Chinese players, does that matter?
Not really... those Chinese players were never a viable market to begin with (on any of those platforms) and are not lost sales.
Wouldn't surprise me if they made more on pc than ps4.
There are plenty of people happy to pay for their games.
Plus we don't pass our games around friends or sell them on to somebody else. Every sale puts money in the devs pocket, unlike console where although perfectly legal - used games deny huge sums of money to the people making the games.
The PC 99.99% of the time receives games that range from superior to far superior.
The only games that don't end up on PC are usually console funded exclusives but even then those games sometimes come to PC as well.
See the problem I have, on the one hand you are wringing your hands talking about how piracy is decimating PC developers....yet on the other developers are tripping over themselves to cater to PC gaming to the point were it's library is far superior to any console in regards to depth, quality, variety etc.
Then we have unsupported platforms like WiiU, Vita in which the developers don't support at all despite games costing a lot less to make for such platforms. Or historically we have had all the platforms die on their arse like Jaguar, 32x, Saturn, Sega CD, CD32, 3DO, CDI as they didn't even receive bare bones ports from the weaker , more popular consoles as they were deemed not worth the effort. Soo...
Also who cares if PC games are pirated 50 million times from less well off countries were consoles don't even exist. As long as developers make a profit from PC they will keep supporting PC, it's that simple.
Chess and Sonic 1 for me
I think it is a shame that anything remotely different is almost universally frowned upon. Come on chaps at least wait for impressions and hands in before we start to write this thing off.
I think most just bought it for the RE2 demo though.
It wasn't just the background the character were vastly improved to. So much so they re-release RE1 as the Directors Cut with the new textures....and that sweet RE2 demo
Miyazaki: a one trick pony, knocking out games
@Mr_Writer85 Plumber who has taken way to many drugs and is now a crack addict who can't escape the fucked up world that is in his head sim?
Looks great but surely it NEEDS a multiplayer mode or people will be bored in a week. Also yes to a proper Light Cycle game since we're ticking Tron boxes!
Finally those four ps moves wands I shelled out over a hundred quid for back in 2010 will actually get some use
Though the built in battery's are probably knackered now :-/
How many female MMA fighters or boxers look like that?
It's one thing if this where pornography - the women in those films chose to be objectified, and the content is handled very responsibly by most distributors.
But these are video games for christsake (and not even those 'adult only' genre naughty games)
What shouldn't be ignored is that despite the issues this is delivering a vastly greater display resolution that runs far more smoothly than the games do on an actual PS2. It may not not be locked 60fps and there may be some screen tearing but anyone expecting issue-free PS2 emulation on hardware as limited as PS4 is expecting a lot.
"Players can choke or electrocute their enemies, causing them to writhe in pain."
but they get killed in the films...?
i.e. making the young looking models look even younger by pulling the slider all the way back. *That* is what they are trying to avoid. That loli look seems to be embraced in Japanese Otaku culture, but in the west that is not just not acceptable. In fact it is in the law as "not acceptable".
Sorry to quote myself. BUT if any of you are in any doubt about this unpleasant bias in Japanese gaming culture just look at the votes for which characters appear in Dead or Alive Xtreme 3. They had polls in Japan, Europe & US. And the results are quite revealing about what shape of women these people want to see in their games.
For a game that focuses on a lot of jiggle, the #1 choice from Japan did not require that type of physics.
I'm assuming Fallout 3 too
was improved considerably on consoles over time, no?
What is the likelihood that this game will receive meaningful optimisation updates on the consoles?
Whens the next gen due?
The really sad thing is that people are so quick to apply sex to the stuff that was supposedly censored. Will we ever get away from this appauling stereotype that gamers masturbate to pixels. I don't know of any rational human being that does that.
@Level99Studios please provide proof of them being forced to make this change.
I mean, you do have something to back up that assertion right? After all, I'm sure you wouldn't want to seem like an idiot.