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  • Transparent Red and Blue Nintendo 2DS designs revealed

  • ecco 23/09/2014

    They should just release a "New 2DS", with 3D preferably. Reply +1
  • Nintendo celebrates 125th birthday today

  • ecco 23/09/2014

    "And you dont look a bit your age," would be the nice thing to say. Reply +4
  • GTA5 on PC, PS4 and Xbox One has a new first-person mode, Rockstar website suggests

  • ecco 22/09/2014

    @Hxy3000 Well, the way it is set up you do not really have to stare at them that much, if at all. Simply listening to advices ingame should leave one with more than there be any point in having.

    I had like ten thousand trillion billions or whatever at the end. Point is, there is no real way to spend even fractions of it. So R* way of saying money do not bring happiness I guess. unless you buy shark cards of course. :p
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  • ecco 22/09/2014

    @Hxy3000 With stockmarket tactics, does whatever you are on about matter? Reply 0
  • ecco 22/09/2014

    The should add New.. I mean Liberty City as a sunken ruin way out somewhere. It be great having the Bargocob and Mubsarine for something. Reply +1
  • ecco 22/09/2014

    FPS mode? Camp snipers celebrate like it,s the Y2K bug.

    On the other hand, even Windwaker had a FPS (only without the S part) and it did not ruin that game.
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  • JoJo's Bizarre Adventure HD has been removed from Xbox Live and EU PSN

  • ecco 11/09/2014

    Few games have gone missing as long as Silent Hill though.

    Hope that record never will be broken.. :rolleyes:
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  • DriveClub details its DLC plans

  • ecco 11/09/2014

    @J0s3Sn4k3 It has been clear since long this game is like made up of DLC only, a bit like DOA Ultimate (that name is a joke though..) ;)

    But for games that sells for full price and is advertised as full games, it is a problem. And I do think it is too much of this.

    It will hurt all games in the end. These milkruns could very well be the beginning of another video games crash.
    Reply +2
  • Watch Dogs Wii U gets a November release date

  • ecco 11/09/2014

    @smelly
    If you wanted tired over hyped 3rd party "mature" shooting games - why the bloody hell did you buy a wii-u?
    Mostly to play Zelda again. Possibly Mario 3D.

    I can not play Watchdogs on my PS3 and PS4 too. But there are other people in the world, people not having that option, people who may be content to play the only tired GTA-clone on the only system they picked.

    Some people just have their heads so far and firmly stuck up their rear end they cannot grasp this simple concept, or they simply do not give a shit. The later not only because of the obstructive head, but because they are arseholes.


    @SamTheSeed
    Doing the same thing over and over and expecting a different outcome from the one you've already been getting, is the very definition of madness, or in this case, lack of self respect also.
    1. That does not compute outside pure science.

    2. idiots not understanding it likes to throw it around.

    3. What could it possibly apply to here. (that is not a question, seeing as there is obviously no answer..)

    @SamTheSeed
    I'll tattoo MUG on your forehead for free.
    Why thank you. :)

    And I was about to return your kind offer by giving you a free lobotomy for peace of mind and a nice wooden rod piercing in the other end, for stability after the first thing. But it is clear someone has accommodated you with the full decorative procedure already.
    Reply -1
  • ecco 10/09/2014

    @SamTheSeed
    Try reading.
    I did. Your post had the same gist, and was stupid enough before the editing.


    @smelly
    But I didnt buy a wii-u to play shootery 3rd party games..
    As long as you are happy all is good and well with the world.
    Reply +3
  • ecco 10/09/2014

    Ubisoft do not deserve your custom and by buying this game you give a YES vote to their atrocious practices towards gamers, the consumer and the whole gaming industry.
    Yes, lets all instead just give a big FU to the (only?) publisher giving the WiiU a second thought, because that will surely improve third party interest in the system.
    Reply +5
  • Xbox One October update detailed, Xbox 360 Guide functionality restored

  • ecco 09/09/2014

    @johnson81
    I wonder how long it'll take Sony to follow suit? It didn't take them long to add 3D playback after MS did.
    Indeed, Sony did it so quick it was available before Microsoft. :lol:
    Reply +1
  • PS4 passes 1m sales mark in the UK

  • ecco 09/09/2014

    Eurogamer understands the sales ratio to be 1.5:1, so if PS4 has sold 1m, then Xbox One has sold around 666,666.
    Numbers of the bested.
    Reply +2
  • Teens react to the NES

  • ecco 08/09/2014

    @bad09
    Blowing on the carts was a complete fallacy. In fact we were killing the carts due to the acid in our saliva. :)
    Acid in saliva?




    Anyways, many affordable bare metal materials erode with moisture just fine without acid, that is the problem. Acid could be helpful actually.. ;)
    Reply +4
  • ecco 08/09/2014

    @Bruh
    I bet ALL of you was exactly the same as kids. I bet your parents talked about or showed you their toys and you thought "WTF is this shit!".
    I sure knew what rocks are.

    Donít remember if I was impressed or not though.
    Reply +7
  • ecco 08/09/2014

    Blowing on the connectors actually does work. Not against the most common problem though, but in some cases the verdigris built up blocks connections, and thus blowing on them temporarily adds a bridge, making it work again. The downside of course being that the problem in the first case keeps getting worse, until this fix wont work either. All this is due to the odd insertion mechanism unique to the NES. Other systems straight and higher tension connectors sort of automatically cleans the material.

    The real troublemaker though is the protection chip. It can be removed, eliminating the blinking screen.
    Reply +2
  • Russian documentary uses Team Fortress 2 poster in WW1 propaganda report

  • ecco 08/09/2014

    @glaeken
    It's only really the text of the fake poster that really gives it away
    Good point. But it doesnt hold up to inspection of the art alone either, one from the supposed era would not look quite like that. Fisrt there is the technique, it gives it away being created digital. Second is the style of the art, this is harder to see unless one is involved in art in general I suppose. But most should have sorted it out in a more thorough inspection.

    In the end, the problem is there is no time for that in todayís streamlined and budget slimmed productions, so this error is quite understandable.
    Reply +1
  • ecco 08/09/2014

    History is too boring, must have moving object over all stills!

    Even the russians are being Foxified, game over.
    Reply +2
  • Fire the US Army's next-gen laser cannon with an Xbox controller

  • ecco 08/09/2014

    @tidy-spidey
    will it also have an option to help them fire at the actual enemy, instead of allies and themselves?
    There is usually a "no friendly fire" option. Secondary target priority is of course still kids and weddings, since their flockings and movement patterns is the closest to terrorist apprently.
    Reply +2
  • ecco 08/09/2014

    This thing is just asking to be used in some upcoming school shooting. Reply +2
  • P.T.'s craziest Easter egg translated

  • ecco 22/08/2014

    @X23 I guess I was more than a bit unclear there. but what I meant was that the aliens (if the case) got nothing to do with the radio show, or the story of Wells at all. It is just an analogy for recognition by this voice on the radio.

    The aliens in the WotW story are not doing any infiltration, unlike the "Puppet Masters / Body Snatchers" and similar stories. But it could make sense to not refer to those since that is more obscure, especially from the perspective of a voice that sounds like it is supposedly very old.

    Also, even that it is that show he is talking about is not absolutely clear after all.
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  • ecco 22/08/2014

    @OmegaNemesis28 Votes got nothing to do with being right about things, it's about saying the right things. These like buttons will turn everyone into politicians sooner or later. The horror.. ;)

    Anyways, I mostly enjoyed the SH film, apart from the overtly speculative ending sequences. And by the genre (as in game based) standards they are unquestionably cinematic masterpieces in all aspects. :)

    As you put it they did try to mix in elements from several of the games, that seem to be a common, if not the most common, approach in game adaptations though.

    The problem with this is of course it inevitably takes the sequels further from the original story by each passing. Still, SH is only on number two, which I think was ok too. Now that one draws more from the second game while the first is a bit of a mix, but with more from the third one.
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  • ecco 21/08/2014

    @aidenjamespoysden
    I think that 2-0-4-8-6-3 is a date that could become 2048 6th of march or 2048 june 3rd. So i think that those could be possible dates in which the portal to another dimension will open.
    If translated through the pastern layout of a typical phone it forms half part of the Gemini constellation.



    Clearly aliens.
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  • ecco 21/08/2014

    @Guy.J.
    Seems strange to me that a game that has nothing to do with Silent Hills ends with "SILENT HILLS" in the middle of the screen in caps.
    No such thing as a "Silent Hills" game, so why is that strange? ;)

    Chokes aside, it could simply mean this is a spiritual successor set in another dead (silent) town in the hills. There is plenty of them.
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  • ecco 21/08/2014

    @OmegaNemesis28
    Please correct me if I make a mistake as its been age, but if I recall, the first movie (yes, I know, but bear with me) for all its faults and blundering, had a pretty interesting world that felt true to the Silent Hill games.

    If I remember right, basically there is the real world town of Silent Hill densly populated by normal people and then there is the 'demon/apocalyptic' world where other people live in too except in that world, the staple sirens go off and the demons come out of Hell (kind of like a third world that intersects). I forget how closely to the other Silent Hill games this gets because I don't believe there is that apocalyptic world is done in the same manner of speaking as the games. Does Silent Hill have a 'real world' Silent Hill average town in the games past the first game with people in it?

    But anyway the whole gist is, there is another dimension that leaks out into our world which drives people crazy and "controls them" (such as killing whole families or friends at a drop of a hat). In the movie and games, those people go missing too. Call it spiritual, call it alien, call it demonic/blackmagic, what have you. "they oversee and see all." It ties into the door thing where as you go deeper in the doors, stuff gets out of hand and progressively gets worse/more powerful. You're entering a different reality (think the bag says it).

    I don't necessarily think the message is about aliens. Its just more of their reality/world traversal stuff. Perhaps a homage at best. But, that's just my theory. I love this stuff, Im so excited! WOO
    Spoiler ahead, obviously. :)

    The "this dimension world town" is dead. The reason for this is a coal fire burning under it for years (real thing) and making it uninhabitable. The start of this fire is also what caused the evil portal thing to open probably. Unholy interplanary beast sure enjoy mass tragedies and such things. This in turn is also explaining why it is always someone in grief or other suffering being able to open the rifts.
    Reply +1
  • ecco 21/08/2014

    @dan_de_la_peche
    Why aliens? Why not some kind of demonic stuff (which fits far better with the series)? Hence "they are here on our Earth"...
    Not really. It is clearly not a direct connection to "War of the worlds", it simply reference that as something more recognise. The rest of the text instead hints more to "Bodysnatchers", and "they" are already on the planet. Also, there is the whole thing about "joining" there.

    There is also the aspect of aliens being the explanation for demons. (or angels)



    In the latest "WotW" film they are already here too, but that is not in the original story, nor the previous interpretations.
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  • PlayStation 4's Share Play feature limited to 60-minute sessions

  • ecco 17/08/2014

    @Suarez07
    Don't assume that everyone will think same way you do. There will always be cheap asses who will utilise this and exploit it fully, if given opportunity. They could easily end up with people leaving machines on overnight and friend on friends lists from around world playing whilst owner sleeps
    Not saying you don't have a point. But considering that would require 2 users being friends, and have a more than decent connection, despite living in such different time zones their sleep cycles be so desynced that be useful, and put up with the downsides (the lag for transatlantic remote play, I think it will almost be like looking at someone else playing) I do not doubt will be significant even when this service works well, then.. I still doubt it would be bigger problem than used games.

    I mean, even Microsoft must have thought about it that way after all.
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  • ecco 15/08/2014

    @Suarez07 Well, If I can chose of having a friend stream some 50 hour game from my machine, and thus shortening it's lifespan and blocking me from playing anyting while at it, I think I'd rather simply lend the actual game instead.

    I do not really see an economic incentive for the limit. Except one for the users then.
    Reply -8
  • ecco 15/08/2014

    @Sercd
    At first I thought it was a WTF moment but kinda makes sense I can't imagine needing help for longer than a few minutes on a game anyway.
    Exception being some "boss" fight in Monster Hunter maybe. :lol:
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  • Microsoft discussing Xbox Entertainment Studios sale with Warner Bros. - report

  • ecco 15/08/2014

    Great idea. Then they could make a "Super Warner Bros" game. It be a platformer inspired by the film "Up", and none can make a legal issue out of it due to being based on old company assets. Reply +3
  • Rise of the Tomb Raider exclusive to Xbox One

  • ecco 12/08/2014

    @SpaceMonkey77
    Square are kind of in a similar boat.
    And Microsoft sure like them squares. :rolleyes:
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  • ecco 12/08/2014

    Microsoft raiding tombs. Hope they all got a curse that turns them into obnoxious jerks everyone hates in the process.

    Oh, wait..
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  • Watch a fish play Pokťmon

  • ecco 08/08/2014

    @whatfruit
    Can we have fish playing COD next?
    No, it would confuse him when the other fish swim away as he approaches.
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  • The Last of Us director reveals secret deleted epilogue scene

  • ecco 29/07/2014

    @Some_Goats
    It is very much an English word.
    Maybe it was forgotten because it soundeth ill dispersed not spoken in verse.
    Reply +1
  • ecco 29/07/2014

    @TheLastProphet
    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.
    Easily enough solved. Just donít see it. :)
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  • ecco 29/07/2014

    By now I nearly heard about more endeings for this game than I seen in other games. None yet sounds better than the one there is thankfully. Reply 0
  • Digital Foundry vs The Last of Us Remastered

  • ecco 29/07/2014

    @clive-owen
    @ecco i understand your argument (except the SIGH),


    Well, sorry about that but sometimes I just foresee the futility of a discussion whan someone manages to miss that they already in the original reasoning around a subject contradict themselves. It tends to drag out into a pintless rhetoric about anything but the fundamentals in the end, to no end. :lol:

    but:
    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.
    Sure sounds like choice to me. I think you drag this free will thing under circumstances a bit too far, even for an antineoliberal like myself. ;)

    And as for the "art for sake of art" bit.. Have you really thought this statement through? In neither videogames or outside them have there ever been so much art for the sake of art as now, and it does not change anything if you say you meant commercial art or not, or if you call Deviantart art or not. (I mean the site, not mentally unstable individuals painting dead squirrels in gold and positioning them on tiny bicycles) Indie developers and studios both produce more games every year today that could be considered art than the entire history of games that came before. (I'm leving out the C64 era of "demos" because while I would call it art, they are clearly not games.


    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.
    I donít think there is space for that in a post. :) But regrets doesn't really change the common mans choices anyways, does it? They still made that choice. And even so, be all to happy to repeat them in a few years, or make new ones to regret.

    The point is, the cumulation of all these choices, regrets or not is the common choice. It's not like Australia just suddenly was taken over by some horrible anti violence fascist regime, this is the common collective will in the manner most democracies work today. You may not like the outcome of the process at any given time, but if you seriously start talking about:

    an inexplicably stubborn board of decision-makers who think they're above the people and superior to the public common sense
    then the irony must eluding you a bit. One man telling that a larger group, chosen by the grand collective (the commons) is wrong?

    Of course not. Just like America has their nippleban, Germany their exposed fat gut-ban, this is not just something suddenly imposed by someone thinking so, it is the wish of the culture in a way that goes even beyond politics.

    So, if then ND or Sony was all that interested in respecting the cultural demand for exploding skulls in most places, they could very well have made e few more separate versions of the software. The game is after all subtitled in a range of lingos few others bother with, a true multiregion release. Thus it is not strange it bends somewhat to a few of these cultures apprehensions about content.
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  • ecco 28/07/2014

    @clive-owen
    @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.
    Sighs... :)

    1. The game is still all about evil nazis, both in the third reich and kangarooland.

    2. If it was a matter of "a few thousand copies" then may it be the chioce for artistic integrity would have been easier no? But it is free a choice all the same.

    3. If the public in common (in the commonwealth) found it sensible to vote for an administration telling what is common sense, then that was the common sense. Or there is nothing common about sense, or whatever the bumper sticker said.
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  • ecco 28/07/2014

    @GooseUK You still need an engine suited for that. Also, while I know nothing of this, I suppose attaching integers to the affected object in the code is no simple matter of auto insert. Implementing code wide could produce entertaining result though I guess. :) Reply +1
  • ecco 28/07/2014

    @Playstationman
    Would love to see how a PS4 Remastered version of Uncharted 2 looks!
    That is the most graphically impressive game on PS3 imo.
    Second game is not even close to the third one from an aesthetic angle. But the later also do take some short cuts to get there, like more tunnelling, so one could say they are equally impressive on using resources.


    @Playstationman
    Didn't think Europe censored games, thought that was the poor Aussies?

    Who makes that decision then?
    Europe donít. It's nearly always down to the publishers or developers to censor, (cut) be it game or film for any particular region and or desired age ratings in that region. Lots of material are market adapted besides these occasional exceptions too. Very few things are actually censored these days, no matter country. Like some poster hinted at, games simply fall into the trappings of multiple market adaptations due to the technical limitations and possibilities of them. This started way back on DVD though, so nothing unique for games as culture really.
    Reply +2
  • ecco 28/07/2014

    @Shepard_Commander lol
    "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....
    So, where then is the "TLOU" for the almighty vortex of power that is PC eh? :rolleyes:

    *All dressed up and nowhere to go to.
    Reply +17
  • Sony lists Journey, The Unfinished Swan for PlayStation 4

  • ecco 28/07/2014

    Swan song already? At least it should be finished this one round. Reply +1
  • Does Watch Dogs deliver on its stunning E3 2012 reveal?

  • ecco 27/05/2014

    @Darren
    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?
    ACIV is a completely different challenge to do so with than WD. A lot slower, and far fewer explosions too I suspect.

    It is also quite noticable how much beter ACIV runs when tere is no complex geometry arund. Like on the open seas.

    Tripple buffering is a great way, to waste processor time.



    Is it just because the game engine was made with the ageing and limited PS3 and Xbox 360 hardware in mind?
    Unlike ACIV? :confused:
    Reply +1
  • Sony announces Chinese PlayStation 4 launch plans

  • ecco 27/05/2014

    "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.
    Hmm.. I really cant think of a single game that wont get banned. :rolleyes:
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  • Xbox One without Kinect matches PS4 price in Japan

  • ecco 27/05/2014

    @cloudskipa
    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.
    TLOU did quite well though. I think it shows the importance of a good and full SP in games rather than having it as some tick box to support the MP that so many AAA go by these days.
    Reply +1
  • ecco 27/05/2014

    But what impact will it have?
    Same as before with big lumbering beasts doing incursions from the Pacific I guess.



    Always ends the same. Beast cause a bit of a mess, people try all sorts of things to get rid of it, then a more friendly beast sends it on its way.
    Reply +4
  • PS4 racer DriveClub will now launch in October

  • ecco 29/04/2014

    8th October 2014
    Good of them to be clear about it. :)
    Reply +6
  • Newspaper report linking stabbing of Leeds teacher to Dark Souls disputed

  • ecco 29/04/2014

    Makes sense I guess. Many techers are reminicant of that annoyng mid level boss on a free roam game. Sure you can aviod them by circeling round en route to other quests but it will take time out of doing so, thus it will impact your overall acheivment. Better to have that out of the way. Reply -12
  • Why so serious? Nintendo explains angry Western Kirby

  • ecco 29/04/2014

    @arcam
    @Eldritch Or the worst one I've seen:

    http://img.gawkerassets.com/img/17m2fj0gb9mt3jpg/original.jpg

    Way to ruin an awesome cover.

    It was simply capitalising on contemporary pop culture, happens all the time.

    Reply +2
  • PlayStation 4 update 1.70 detailed, will let you pre-load games

  • ecco 17/04/2014

    @dfunked
    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...
    Well, you don't have to. There is a mode to not sync new trophies right away on accessing the list, thus you can view them right away but the new ones are simply not synced to server at the same time then.

    Still, I agree it should be done in the background per instance, ideally.
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