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It is very much an English word.
Like most people I think TLOU is a masterpiece - but I'm very worried about the film. Neil Druckmann is involved which is great, but if different actors play Joel and Ellie the film just won't be same.
@ecco i understand your argument (except the SIGH),
1. a few thousand copies is still a few thousand copies. at the end of the day, publishers want to make money and the integrity you speak of, or more precisely the "art for the sake of art" breed is on the verge of extinction.
2. i can give you innumerable examples of people, and a majority of them regretting their votes through the history (G.W.Bush, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad to name a few). i'm not being sarcastic, but i would doubt your sanity if you claim to support the administration of your country through and through.
an inexplicably stubborn board of decision-makers who think they're above the people and superior to the public common sense
@ecco i don't think it's NEARLY ALWAYS down to publishers to censor their games. say, Australia has an inexplicably stubborn board of decision-makers who think they're above the people and superior to the public common sense. the heavily modified version of the latest Wolfenstein game is another clear example. the publisher had no choice but to cut out everything and anything related to Nazis in-game to sell a few thousand copies in Germany. publisher's choice? i don't think so.
Would love to see how a PS4 Remastered version of Uncharted 2 looks!
That is the most graphically impressive game on PS3 imo.
Didn't think Europe censored games, thought that was the poor Aussies?
Who makes that decision then?
"next gen" consoles are so weak it's not even funny.PS4 can't even max out a last gen game at a constant 60fps.
My pc is already like ~5 times more powerful and this gen has only just started.What a joke....
Also, what puzzles me is why the PS4 version has any tearing at all. Assassin's Creed IV ran at a flawless 1080p and 30 FPS without a single tear or framerate hiccup. Why didn't the Watch_Dogs' devs use triple buffering and full v-sync to eliminate tearing completely?
Is it just because the game engine was made with the ageing and limited PS3 and Xbox 360 hardware in mind?
"Anything that promotes obscenity, drug use or violence" is banned, as is anything that "insults, slanders or violates the rights of others". Any gambling-related content or features are also outlawed.
They're not going to swallow all this next-gen hype so easily and when you consider what games do sell in great numbers over there (regarding PS), none of it includes software from the likes of American devs like Naughty Dog, Sucker Punch, Sony Santa Monica which so many Western PS fans love and pin their hopes on.
But what impact will it have?
8th October 2014
@Eldritch Or the worst one I've seen:
Way to ruin an awesome cover.
I can't believe you still have to sit around and wait for trophies to sync on the PS4 before you can view the list...
(which is something else the company has been called out on)
Sony was the first to implement it in their PS3 system, which also allowed the playback of downloadable or digital media content. This created a clash of interests between the system's use as a media player and a blueray player.
Subsequent BLUERAY players have indeed gone on to include this technology, but most media players have not.
Furthermore, Sony's inclusion of this anti-feature came after many PS3's were installed into households via a mandatory software update (unlike ios, android or others, you cannot access many core functions of the ps3 unless you install the latest firmware), which did not state the inclusion of the copy protection in its update information
How could I forget vcd and the cd-i atrocity. Interesting to see it's still going strong in the Phillipines.
I also doubt downloads will entirely replace physical. DVD is declining more rapidly than Blu-Ray is gaining though. Streaming is mostly eating into dvd sales. Rental has already nearly collapsed. Blu-ray will keep growing. Collecting digital movies is not as appealing, lesser quality, fragmented services, long term uncertainty.
DVD will stick around for a long time, but maybe not worldwide like vcd. It's starting to get messy in stores with 4K blu-ray, 3D blu-ray, standard blu-ray, and dvds.
(Are there still widescreen and full screen versions of dvds?)
You forgot Laserdisc
VHS - 1976
Laserdisc - 1978
MUSE LD (1035i) - 1991
DVD - 1995
Blu-Ray - 2006
4K Media - 2013
Maybe 4K blu-ray will go the same route as Laserdisc, co-exist as a premium format next to streaming.
DVD market will be replaced with streaming. 4K blu-ray will replace blu-ray over time. Physical disc market will shrink.
whats the point? its a sony machine, DRM machine more like, cinavia will fuck everybody up, even people who have made LEGAL BR backups cannot play their own media again on a sony machine. Remove cinavia and we will talk, sony.
Not effected by own smoke bombs?
Full frontal neck shiving is going to go through the roof.
A new difficulty mode? Meh. Survivor mode was hard enough thanks. I would prefer more excellent single player content like Left Behind more than anything.
The former comes with Agility, which lets you climb, vault and move faster;
Bomb Expert makes you immune to your own smoke bombs
I'm not convinced. It would have been illegal and quite frankly a bio-hazard to dump that much plastic, silicon and various other nasties in a big hole, on a piece of state owned land without permission. The fact that we have not had some federal case bought against Atari by now for illegal dumping kind of says this was a hoax.
Making room for the Xbox One?
I don't know if those computer screens would be working so well underwater....
The music was considered back and fourth, some of the alternatives left me banging my head on the desk.
How about a banjo solo?
@ecco Music is one of those areas where it is hard to please unless you put in a mass of different options. We will run a survey on kickstarter in to the campaign to see what the community wants to hear.
I don't want to troll you guys but I don't remember Desert Strike on the MegaDrive as a particular good game. The controls were quite clunky.
Jungle was brutally hard and the controls were just horrible, but the first level let you destroy most of Washington so I just sessioned that.
Come on Sega, where's my Sonic-Metroid-F-Zero crossover???
@TeaFiend Zelda is a girl?
What if Zelda was a girl?
Well played Microsoft, keep this sort of thing up. Wish Sony would do the same.
PS3 and PS4 gamers will also get an exclusive outfit and a hacker boost, which enables an extra battery slot on your mobile - the rechargable meter which regulates your use of hacking powers.
But... "the cloud"
Is the PS4 powerful enough to power VR well?
I can see this being like 3D support last gen.
As mentioned by others 3D isn't dead, I don't watch many movies but games is epic and I would recommend it to anybody.
My bet is on PD doing something tied to GT and VR, I can only imagine the visual feedback of seeing from the correct driving position with a full rig, over the top but it would be very interesting to try out.
3D TV's are going the way of the dodo, it's clunky and annoying. Fact is movie studios have all but stopped trying the 3D every movie they put out. Just last year the amount of "in 3D' movies has shrunk.
It was a fad and a terrible one since wearing glasses caused many eye strain and the fact that it effect are varied depending on movie implementation. Watch as 3D TV begin to completely phase out, 3D was once touted, now you can grab one at a steal. My gf bought a 3D tv with 2 pairs of glasses, in the two years she owned it, used them 1 time....
Some people like the novelty but it's too cumbersome, if it was glasses free then it would be no problem but it requires powered shutter spectacles.
OR and Morpheus are aimed at the gaming public more so than the regular public, who are always late to get on things after they nearly peaked for the gamers. Notice that 3d enabled games have all but stopped...next up movies.
Also the other day I torrented some 3D porn just to see what it would look like
@ecco I just bought a brand new 2014 Panasonic TV... No 3D. Manufacturers have realised nobody wants it.
Speaking of banana.
Except that a prototype of the PS Move existed before the Wii and the Kinect.
Oculus on PC won't have that trouble, because PC extras are few these days.
I imagine they will have about the same longevity as 3D television has had.
I got a Move very cheaply and while it was a pretty good piece of kit, it never saw much application outside of HOTD, Bioshock and Sorcery. Maybe Portal 2 will see it taken out of the cupboard, but it's a sad case of a peripheral that's all shirt and no trousers.
Very glad I got it, though.
A Nintendo VR system with equal power to the ps4 launching with F-Zero and StarFox has happened....in a parallel universe.
Mark Cerny was audibly perplexed: "I don't know what this is," he could be heard whispering.