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  • Take a look at Microsoft's special edition Iron Man Xbox One

  • ecco 28/04/2016

    @TeaFiend
    Does the controller come with a battery pack or do you still need some AAs?
    No, controller still need batteries. As you can see only the console itself has a working ARC reactor.

    But still, nice its finally free of that huge powerbrick. :)
    Reply +4
  • YouPorn-sponsored esports team banned from ESL

  • ecco 25/04/2016

    Perfect sponsor, most e-sports also involve something with tea bags apparently.

    Thats what I heard anyways.
    Reply +2
  • I don't accept the premise of the question

  • ecco 25/04/2016

    So, who else had an arousing gander under the chapel dwellers gown? Reply 0
  • Face-Off: Everybody's Gone to the Rapture on PC

  • ecco 23/04/2016

    @FMV-GAMER You are not acctually comparing Fallout graphics with these are you? O.o

    But either way, I think it is the lightning that makes the big hits, as that time lapse thing was when the frames really crumbled on console version.
    Reply 0
  • ecco 23/04/2016

    @obidanshinobi Then play The Talos principle instead, its pretty much the same story, with "gameplay" a plenty.

    Or just wait for an FPS kill the lightning ball mod for this.. ;)
    Reply 0
  • Lichdom is the worst-performing game Digital Foundry has ever tested

  • ecco 23/04/2016

    Sounds like it emulates the Windows xperience perfectly.

    They should also include random blue screens and controle mapping that is impossible to get right. :)
    Reply -2
  • Nintendo stock stolen at A14 services

  • ecco 23/04/2016



    Secure transports with one of these..
    Reply +3
  • A year after Watchdog, how's Sony's digital refund policy working out?

  • ecco 18/04/2016

    @chucklepie You can tick verification needed, it is essentially the same thing since your card is in the system all the same. Reply +1
  • ecco 18/04/2016

    Maybe he has a "friend" who thaught "he" should play that game, and maybe it was one having remote access to his machine.

    In any case, as long as a game has not been downloaded and the claim is reasonably timed, like within a few days, refund should be no questions really.
    Reply +2
  • There's a slightly fiddly way to re-download P.T.

  • ecco 18/04/2016

    @Bumhug360 Unlikely. That would also require the files sharing signature. If that is cracked, getting data onto the drive is trivial anyways. Reply +3
  • A Game Boy fused with a Raspberry Pi

  • ecco 08/04/2016

    @vert1go Concidering the girth of the GameBoy I dont think it would be much problems getting the ordinary Pies in there. Reply +1
  • No Man's Sky's cool soundtrack comes out alongside the game

  • ecco 08/04/2016

    In space no one can hear what music you listen to. Reply +1
  • Dark Souls is getting an official board game

  • ecco 08/04/2016

    Wonder if it includes an unbalanced dice that must be used when you are overburdened..

    Anyways, praise the creativity! Krappa.
    Reply 0
  • David Hayter reprises Metal Gear Solid role in Ford commercials

  • ecco 08/04/2016

    Starting to make sense now why Kojima wanted to get away from both Konami and Hayter. Reply -8
  • What went wrong with Quantum Break on PC?

  • ecco 08/04/2016

    The real problems are that it manages being both boring and stupid. Reply 0
  • Baldur's Gate: SoD head of studio addresses political backlash

  • ecco 07/04/2016

    @MrDurandPierre Nintendo probably said nothing about that second job to avoid perceptions being linked, even if just in a press blurb. I dont get why this is seen as anything remarable though, cant think of any corporate entity that had disclosed the details in similar case. Because you do know what that work was right?

    And even so, the real problem was (probably again) the thing in turn linked to that job, to make it more prifitable. (This too, probably of course)

    Maybe EG could do a fair and balanced article about it, clear any cloak and confusions.
    Reply +4
  • Everybody's Gone to the Rapture confirmed for PC

  • ecco 02/04/2016

    @Rogueywon Well, you are at least some sort of correct on the region thing:

    http://tinybuild.com/punch-club-has-been-pirated-over-1-million-times

    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.
    However, you are seriously ill informed if you think that has anything at all to do with the hardware and resources people have access to in respective regions. Like I hinted earlier, you really think the average germans have so much better computers than americans?

    Of course not, its simply about the culture of piracy.

    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.
    There are zero problems getting all the latest PC hardware in China, and there are soon more people who can afford it there than the EU and US combined.

    And for games, Steam is accessible and as long as a game is not making fun of the great leader they will have few problems. ;)

    Also, most of the remaining major cracking groups tend to be based in China. That's not coincidence.
    No it is not. Troja has to be som distance from Sparta.

    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?
    It would if they couldn't. In any case, chinese are not the only pirates.

    Not really... those Chinese players were never a viable market to begin with (on any of those platforms) and are not lost sales.
    To a publisher that rings true only if every player simply not feeling like paying is considered not a loss. And then, why should I feel like paying if my neighbourino does not. This is the ringing social logic that creates piracy culture, and even destabilise societies. And that applies not only to China.

    @mega-gazz

    Wouldn't surprise me if they made more on pc than ps4.
    May so be, but like I said. Not at a similar price the PS4 version launched at. That would be like 100% piracy for sure.

    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.
    This game was not even available on disc. So thereís another indicator it probably wont do well on any platform. I'm not saying what little extra from another is not worth the effort, but expecting huge studio saving sales is just very unlikely.

    @FMV-GAMER

    The PC 99.99% of the time receives games that range from superior to far superior.
    Windows games are only as superior as your PC is, and that is a very small market indeed. That is why there are nearly any so called AAA titles that can rely on PC alone.

    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.
    Exclusives are exclusives, unless they are not.

    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.
    No, just no.. :rolleyes:

    There are a lot of games on PC, true. The reason they are not coming to console is simply lack of quality or expected interest in them.

    Also, console developers are hardly "tripping over themselves" to get on Steam. In a few cases massive interest and petitions swayed some to do so, far after it sold it's run on consoles. Like DS fe.

    So, it will of course be interesting to see sales of DS3.

    And the "none sales" of course.

    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...
    The WiiU is supported. The Vita is still supported, albeit by anyone but Sony themselves. The games that fit dost cometh. And no, it is not free and easy to convert to that platform, especially not to that platform.

    But what kind of point is that anyways? Linux, a PC platform sure have a somewhat lacking games supporting.

    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.
    No one is "supporting" anything. Developers make games, and for many it is very hard to even break even. Most fail completely.
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  • ecco 01/04/2016

    @Rogueywon No thats not it, this was recent and independant studies not only on PC but also mobile. Probably reported here too a month or so ago.

    And the logic in assuming "not even a game" game will do better than "expensive pussler" game you really need ekaborate on. ;)
    Reply -3
  • ecco 01/04/2016

    @Seafort The facts on the table is that single player PC games without functional DRM (at least a few weeks) is pirated to 90% of PC players.

    Germans being the most supporting, nearly 50% of them pays apparently.

    May be workable on small indies, but not on huge investments taking much resource and time.
    Reply -3
  • ecco 01/04/2016

    And, Sony also makes games exclusive to Windows. Reply -7
  • ecco 01/04/2016

    @Mr_Writer85 This is not a system seller, so it makes no diff.

    Im more surprised TCR even want too though. Unless they price it like 5Ä pirates will probably be the only ones playing it.
    Reply -6
  • 28 hours with Dark Souls 3's Japanese PS4 import

  • ecco 01/04/2016

    Its the euro version that switchreoos the X O since this game is japanese after all.

    Good to hear the drinking game is faster anyways, it turned the irl drinking up befpre..
    Reply +1
  • Sex, shopping and video game longevity

  • ecco 26/03/2016

    There are probably a lot of old ruskies that played chess every day for far longer than 30 years already. :cool:


    @Nismo400R84
    Chess and Sonic 1 for me
    Sonic 3 includes speed-chess, sort of.
    Reply 0
  • Nintendo NX controller reports gather pace

  • ecco 23/03/2016

    @JoelStinty
    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.
    By then it could be too late.

    Kill it now. Kill it with molten led and acid!


    @GunShotFrenzy Plot twist. The controller is the console!

    That is actually very likely. At least it makes such a design more reasonable.
    Reply +3
  • ecco 23/03/2016

    A controller only a Miyamoto could love. :rolleyes: Reply +3
  • EA apologises for giving Muslim fighter a Christian victory gesture in UFC 2

  • ecco 23/03/2016

    Completely understandable someone would not like to be represented in a way that goes against their virtues and so on.

    But, if this was some generic taunt thing then the devs also assumed that everyone be catholic?

    Raises all sorts of questions really.
    Reply 0
  • Resident Evil - 20 years on

  • ecco 23/03/2016

    @TekMerc The first instalment in a zombie series should be in B&W anyways. ;) Reply +3
  • ecco 22/03/2016

    @bad09
    I think most just bought it for the RE2 demo though.
    :lol: Guess I was never quite that bitten by it then. Or well, did import the US version and got soldering on my possibly grey brick instead. Maybe that was the reason. All a bit foggy, donít remember if it was because of differing release dates or something else.
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  • ecco 22/03/2016

    @bad09
    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
    Never thought of that bit, but wasn't the main difference the camera angles changed and things was shifted around a bit?

    Maybe other things too, don't remember that much really.
    Reply 0
  • ecco 22/03/2016

    Loved the first ones, like a trilogy.

    Then it just got ever increasingly a bit too much.

    Jill sandwich
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  • Sony closes Driveclub developer Evolution

  • ecco 22/03/2016

    They could start by stopping handouts to streamers and other crap.

    Might free some funds for what actually sells the boxes.
    Reply +12
  • Bloodborne is getting an official card game

  • ecco 18/03/2016

    @Nanocrystal
    Miyazaki: a one trick pony, knocking out games
    And then there is knocking of a one trick pony.. Bestiality.

    Seriously though, the cultural parasitic cycle of slapping on some popular brand name for the moment on something that might just as well have been completely unrelated the consumer zoobies just keep gulping up never cease to amaze.


    @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?
    Speaking of, could this be that Uve Boll Super Mario film we heard rumours about in 2014?
    Reply -1
  • Watch: Battlezone has sold me on PlayStation VR

  • ecco 18/03/2016

    Looks neat. Maybe too neat, sure there will be some real retro VR games once the indies get into this. No more than 30 polygons per character! :cool:


    @Bush_Killa-73
    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!
    Yes. Some MP Tron-clone would be a riot. Just the thought of just zooming past that growing wall, making the only kind of turn possible, a sharp one, and then turning head around to see the one who built it explode into voxels by yours.




    Too bad, forgot to suit up.
    Reply 0
  • Witness the PlayStation VR in all its heavenly glory - gallery

  • ecco 16/03/2016

    @z-surf-z
    Finally those four ps moves wands I shelled out over a hundred quid for back in 2010 will actually get some use

    Redeemed!

    Though the built in battery's are probably knackered now :-/
    You will probably need to charge them up come October yes. :lol:
    Reply +1
  • ecco 16/03/2016

    Wish they at least make it with internal PSU in the finished model.

    The clutter is quite enough already really.. :eek:
    Reply +1
  • Lindsay Lohan's Grand Theft Auto lawsuit gets ugly

  • ecco 15/03/2016

    @tt_rage Clearlly.

    But, the case here that should be settled first is not who is the "inspiration", but if any such inspiratione should have a say or be compensated or not either way.

    R* do this all the time after all, plenty other examples of look-alikes, or even more like traced images in many cases. If this is because their artists are simply lazy or it is intended for the very effect if identification may or may not be important in the end, but it says something of the value of the base "work" someone could contribute to them. A value that be it in work hours or a selling image, a finished "story" even.

    Maybe then that value should be compensated?
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  • Strange, slow and spectacular, No Man's Sky is proper sci-fi

  • ecco 03/03/2016

    Will visit every planet. :)

    Any clarification on PSVR Y/N/M yet?

    @Fourfoldroot You don't need a fraction the patience from DS to play Bloodborne though.
    Reply +1
  • No Man's Sky gets a final release date

  • ecco 03/03/2016

    Lols, better have some sirius DRM on this unless they want to make a repeat statement of "The Witness" dev.

    AAA price indie game, mostly single player. I see were this is going half a light year away. :rolleyes:
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  • Watch: What's going on with Chun-Li's ridiculous boob physics?

  • ecco 17/02/2016

    "OMFG look at them things out of control and all over the screen!!!"

    *Looks and sees a slight wobble that it is hardly noticeable"

    In that type of containment, realistic they would move more.

    Serious EG RDS is absurde.


    @Fragtaster
    How many female MMA fighters or boxers look like that?
    Not many perhaps, but the ones that do usually take every chance for exposure.



    And hey, maybe there should be a minimum weigh in for girth. It could alleviate this thing about the "UFC girls" and "MMA girls" making more in those sports than their unquoted sisters eh? :rolleyes:

    Those in the blue and/or with their head up the rear, just image google the quoted things there.

    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)
    I'm quite sure it would be quite easy to find an endless stream of "adult stars" not agreeing with your assumption. Also quite sure it would be very hard finding a single video game character supporting your concerns, or caring about your warped logic in sympathy for their position.
    Reply -1
  • Performance Analysis: PlayStation 2 emulation on PS4

  • ecco 21/11/2015

    @IronSoldier
    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.
    In this case too it is also important to not draw conclusions from PC-emulation of PS2 games. On the PS4 there is the option for the GPU to contribute massive power, since it obviously has less to do in general for such games. So subprocessing a myriad of sub processors need not be as heavy a burden a PC emulator might give the impression of.
    Reply +1
  • ecco 21/11/2015

    I would be perfectly happy if there always on the current generations were true retro comparability (shove in the disc, download nothing) to all previous ones skipping one or two generations. Having the last gen console is not that cumbersome after all, but having the rack full of them is.

    It be a fantastic christmas present if Sony once more picked up that fantastic function of the PS2 that the PS4 seem a bit inspired by anyways. :o
    Reply +5
  • Why is Star Wars Battlefront a PEGI 16?

  • ecco 16/11/2015

    "Players can choke or electrocute their enemies, causing them to writhe in pain."
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  • Watch: Sorry, but you can't kill the Ewoks in Star Wars: Battlefront

  • ecco 16/11/2015

    @arty
    but they get killed in the films...?
    Dont worry, Disney will finish what Lucas failed to correct for the next re release.
    Reply +3
  • ecco 16/11/2015

    Sighs.. :rolleyes:

    So how exactly is immortal objects selected in games? By height or age? I guess whatever. Like the sign by all popular conflict zones state:

    "You must be this tall to die"

    Sorry kid, have some gum.
    Reply +3
  • Xenoblade Chronicles X's English version ditches breast slider

  • ecco 16/11/2015

    @frunk
    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".
    That statement is just stereotyping, borderline racist.

    But more so, it's false. In "the west" there is so much more of the "tiny titties" in "adult entertainment" than in Japan it's not even worth comparing. The world in general has gone for ever more towards pre pubescent looks and America is leading this of course, since being the biggest producer and consumer trends in pornography is pretty much set there now.


    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.
    Also, the top of the "voting" turned out nearly the same in the US if I did not miss anything. Only variations lower on the list.

    So there it is.
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  • ecco 16/11/2015

    Lets see now, three years ago the WiiU was launched with a game about smashing brains with cricket tools and got ever bloodier ones to follow, today at least two games are censored because breasts. :rolleyes: And Europe of of course have to take whatever the American adjusted versions be as usual with Nintendo.

    *Canceling pre order*
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  • Face-Off: Fallout 4

  • ecco 14/11/2015

    @AgentDaleCooper

    Will the frame rate dips ever be addressed by Bethesda?
    Very unlikely. The best change for that is if you install an SSD, this helped some with previous games. There are DF articles on that.

    I'm assuming Fallout 3
    too
    was improved considerably on consoles over time, no?
    No. Actually time was what made things worse with FO3 and NV, since the problems increased by the growing save file.

    What is the likelihood that this game will receive meaningful optimisation updates on the consoles?


    So odds be about over 9000 to 0 I'd say.
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  • ecco 14/11/2015

    @MonkeyMagik
    Whens the next gen due?
    2020. But when will people realise that will change nothing for these games. No matter how powerful those boxes be, Bethesda will underachieve on them like they always do.
    Reply +22
  • Street Fighter 5 sparks "censorship" debate

  • ecco 11/11/2015

    @Malesoun
    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.
    The obvious caveat aside that all pornography is made up of pixels anyways, even in printed form.

    For the young unes here: In the ancient days, like before 1990 people bought nudie pictures, and they were printed out on paper available in most shops! Crazy stuff.

    So digitally constructed material would be the most rational thing to stimulate a truly rational individual. The representation of an idea is generally not considered lesser in other context, like the written word over an image. This of course requires stronger interpretation by the observer depending on the realism of the material. But again, that was the state of fiction for quite a long time before 1850 or so.

    It is also a very victimless way to stimulate the visually induced flow of chemicals after all. Something you can never be completely sure of with the real thing.

    Some people seem to being strangely caught up on the idea that only this particular type of fiction need be real. These people then, really should contemplate if they should not also simply stop playing games altogether. Because they are not real, and thus nothing to get worked up emotionally by in any shape way or form. Goes for most films, music, books and so on too of course.

    But there is much other fun to be had I'm sure. :rolleyes:




    @MrTomFTW
    @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.
    Please do provide actual proof freedom of speech is more restricted in China.
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  • Forza 6 gets Fallout 4 cars

  • ecco 04/11/2015

    Unless it explodes into a fiery cloud taking a big chunk of the track with it if it ever so slightly bumps into anything, then they have done something wrong.

    Also, any chance of a single drivable antique in FO4? . . . No? :|
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