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  • Super Mario Run only playable with an internet connection

  • electrolite 09/12/2016

    I'd quite like a job at Nintendo but I'd worry they'd put me in the 'shooting ourselves in the foot department' and I wouldn't be able to keep up with the workload. It's seems like a 24/7 role. Reply +13
  • Seasons of Heaven is a Nintendo Switch-exclusive indie game, runs on Unreal Engine 4

  • electrolite 08/12/2016

    @AmorousBadger

    Quite. The thing about exclusives is one of those immature gamer tropes I cringe at. I've never sat playing a game and thought 'this is great but the fact people on another console can play it is ruining my fun'.

    If somebody just wanted to play exclusives they'd just game on Nintendo anyway. The Wii U has, what, 30? Be very restrictive though.
    Reply +3
  • electrolite 08/12/2016

    @dedhead777

    Oh you certainly are special
    Reply +5
  • PS4 shoots through 50m sold barrier

  • electrolite 08/12/2016

    @omniscient

    For the last two years MS has been demonstrably learning from its mistakes. BC, a quality GWG selection, good exclusives (e.g. Forza Horizon 2 is outstanding) and the S is a lovely console. Theyre not going to catch PS4 but it bodes well for the future.
    Reply +4
  • electrolite 08/12/2016

    @vert1go

    It's got 183 games with a Metascore of 80+. 17 of those are 90+.

    The machines success really shouldn't be baffling to anybody with any kind of cognitive abilities.
    Reply +5
  • The Last Guardian review

  • electrolite 06/12/2016

    @RustyBullet

    You're right, some posters can seem immature. But we all hope they'll grow out of twittering on about bias because they don't like a game getting a good review, or throwing around silly childish sentences like 'a vast majority of the commenters on here are kids or have the mental age of....say, 6 year old'.

    That's the hope, anyway.
    Reply 0
  • electrolite 06/12/2016

    @Noobcamper

    Ah you've been rumbled so you start squealing about me being a troll. I haven't judged you on this comments thread. Anybody can click on your username and see your comments history on here, whatever you may claim about whatever consoles you own.

    Anybody can see the use of 'Typical Sony defence force rhetoric', 'Sony sheep', 'Sony's fanboy army', 'insecure Sony investors ' and the defence of Microsoft's Xbox DRM plans and Windows 10.

    You can claim to be whatever you like but all we've got is your comments on this site, and it tells a story whether you deny it or simply don't have the self-awareness to see it. If you aren't a tinfoil-hat wearing fanboy, act accordingly.
    Reply -1
  • electrolite 06/12/2016

    @Noobcamper

    'I know you are but what am I' isn't a response. Link us up to where I've come out with a load of tinfoil-hat wearing nonsense about EG being biased against my machine of choice. Any of my machines of choice will do, given my history of being positive about all 3 console manufacturers. I'll wait.

    If you can't, again I'll advise you to step back, grow up and see properly how cringeworthy the fanboy conspiracies are.
    Reply +4
  • electrolite 06/12/2016

    @Noobcamper

    Looking at your comments on here and your history on this site it seems to be endless whining about 'bias', Sony and Sony fanboys while cheerleading MS (even Windows 10). Textbook fanboy behaviour, accusing others while displaying all the tropes yourself. If only you could step back and see how embarrassing it is but then your kind never seem to have that self-awareness. It's cringeworthy stuff though, seen through the eyes of a grown up.
    Reply +6
  • electrolite 06/12/2016

    @valyrian

    True. Buy maybe if you'd managed a second one things could have improved?
    Reply 0
  • electrolite 05/12/2016

    Still surprised that after all these years, people are confused by reviewers-in fact, people-having different opinions to each other. Reply +2
  • electrolite 05/12/2016

    @NewDayRocks

    Have you really not realised that there's every possibility the frame rate on the PS4 Version would have been exactly the same whether the Pro existed or not? All you're obsessively doing is posting complete conjecture.
    Reply +7
  • electrolite 05/12/2016

    @Raizing

    Aw, you sound so upset. It's a shame you feel that way.
    Reply 0
  • electrolite 05/12/2016

    @dalexstone

    I imagine what it had to do was be a really good game despite the flaws. Unfortunately modern gamers seem more obsessed with tech specs than actual games.
    Reply +4
  • The Last of Us patch 1.08 for PS4 Pro analysed

  • electrolite 06/12/2016

    @gigoloaunt7

    Don't read them then.

    Yours,
    Captain Obvious
    Reply 0
  • electrolite 06/12/2016

    Seems like Pro development is still settling down. Ideally Sony would have been able to mandate the presentation of different options but they're walking a tightrope, asking devs to go back and put in extra work (and it is work, whatever Cerny claims) without clear promise of a reward. Maybe it's something they can do with future releases.

    Still seems to be a YMMV situation. Ive been using my Pro for Ratchet, Rez, Shadows of Mordor and Titanfall 2 (sparingly, as I'm also trying to finish Doom on Xbox) and they're all great. I do seem to be on the wrong end of the 'will your Pro run hot' lottery annoyingly and I can certainly see why others have been underwhelmed. Hopefully things will steady and also MS can learn from Sony's mistakes.
    Reply +1
  • Why I think big console game sales are down

  • electrolite 01/12/2016

    @Subzero87 Reply 0
  • electrolite 30/11/2016

    @Dogs-in-Hats

    The chance of getting good games made is heavily influenced by sales.
    Reply 0
  • Digital Foundry's guide to PS4 Pro game upgrades

  • electrolite 28/11/2016

    @Aussie_JR

    Agreed. I've hardly seen it mentioned anywhere but it looks fantastic.
    Reply -1
  • Burnout Paradise is gaming perfection

  • electrolite 28/11/2016

    @Tslog

    It's a fucking opinion piece mate. Behave yourself. I don't agree with him, I think it's vastly overrated, but it's just a writer giving his opinion. It's meant to be biased.
    Reply +2
  • electrolite 27/11/2016

    Burnout 2 is peak Burnout for me. Beautifully designed tight tracks and a fantastic Crash mode. Their two NFS games were also better attempts at the open world racer. IMHO, obv. Reply 0
  • electrolite 27/11/2016

    Its good but it's not even the best Burnout on the 360 Reply +2
  • How Football Manager 2017 is making football fans panic about Brexit

  • electrolite 25/11/2016

    @smallblueslime

    "I will not engage in debate since you continue to use a straw man fallacy. Good day sir."

    Translation : I've had an utter disaster here and I am going to run away. Now. Good day.
    Reply +7
  • Watch: Ian introduces Chris to the Atari Jaguar (and its controller inserts)

  • electrolite 25/11/2016

    @Bootchka

    Are you still arguing over who got the best, or least-worst deal? ;-)
    Reply 0
  • electrolite 25/11/2016

    @IronSoldier

    Hang on, is that where your Username comes from? No, never sussed that until now.
    Reply +2
  • Burnout Paradise and Rayman Legends are getting Xbox One backwards compatibility today

  • electrolite 22/11/2016

    Pure is a really underrated game. Great to see it on BC. Reply +2
  • Batman: Return to Arkham has stealth PS4 Pro support

  • electrolite 21/11/2016

    @Bush_Killa-73

    " people with 4k tvs will be happy enough."

    Yup.
    Reply -1
  • What does the Overwatch PS4 Pro patch actually do?

  • electrolite 19/11/2016

    @IronSoldier

    Agree

    @riceNpea

    Agree also

    @richtayls

    Yup, agree

    @pantherjag

    And guess what? I agree
    Reply -2
  • Xbox 360 games are getting Xbox One boxes

  • electrolite 17/11/2016

    @Pirederas

    I never bothered with the 360 so BC was a big reason for me getting an XB1. I also have those games.
    Reply +1
  • electrolite 17/11/2016

    @BronxFist

    Yeah it's really misleading all those Xbox One owners who's console won't run the games. Oh wait....
    Reply +5
  • Why are some PS4 Pro titles running slower than base hardware?

  • electrolite 15/11/2016

    @IronSoldier

    "I still haven't completely ruled out buying one myself but even if I do so then I won't be white knighting the manufacturer on the internet like a 12 year old."

    Like with all consumer goods purchases it's down to personal preference. If I had a decent PC I wouldn't bother. I had a bit of spare cash after we changed our minds on a trip away and given that my 2013 laptop isn't playing anything at 1080/60 or 4K anytime soon£322 (after a corporate discount) looked a good investment. So it turned out.

    However there's no point pretending that some games Pro versions haven't been a disappointment. Sony can't afford many more of these because mud sticks. It'll be interesting to see the sales figures if they ever let them out.
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  • electrolite 15/11/2016

    @IronSoldier


    Ha ha. Look mate, if you believe that Crazy-Tetsuo saying 'end of story' on a comments thread actually does count as the end of the story we can have an entertaining debate about whether the Earth is flat at some point.
    Reply +2
  • electrolite 15/11/2016

    @IronSoldier

    "About the only people we're seeing gushing over PS4 Pro are those who are blatantly indulging in post-purchase rationalisation. Most of what they're saying reads like they're trying to convince themselves more than anybody else that they've not been suckered".

    Deary me. It could also be because they're happy with their purchase. In fact that would be the most obvious explanation.
    Reply +4
  • electrolite 15/11/2016

    @crazy-Tetsuo

    It's not though is it? If some devs are getting good results but others aren't it's the devs. Same way high-powered gaming PC's aren't rubbish because of Arkham Knight or PES 2017.

    Pro-tip - putting 'end of story' at the end of a post doesn't make it so. See also 'end of', 'close the discussion' and 'FACT'.
    Reply +2
  • electrolite 15/11/2016

    Sterling work again DF*. Between these articles, the Community here, Reddit etc. it's obvious plenty of people are having a mixed experience with the Pro. However anybody with a bit of nous can follow what's available online and-as long as they aren't stupid enough to get taken in by the marketing spiel and expect Native 4K/60fps-have a great time with the Pro. I'm playing Shadows of Mordor, Ratchet and Clank and Rez and they're all glorious. I'll steer clear of the problem games (WD2 seems broken in many ways and Skyrim is Bethesda).

    *Shame the main site is giving Recommended badges to broken games but that's another issue
    Reply +4
  • electrolite 15/11/2016

    @nekrik

    You need help mate
    Reply +3
  • electrolite 11/11/2016

    Maybe I just got lucky but the Pro-patched games that I've played have looked great. Ratchet and Clank, Infamous:First Light and Shadows of Mordor look fantastic even on my non-HDR 4K TV.

    For the less-than-£200 (after selling my original PS4) it's cost me to upgrade I've got a more powerful machine that runs quieter, has better Remote Play, faster WiFi, and the potential for faster loading of digital games subject to a HDD upgrade.

    I agree it should have the option to over clock original PS4 games. I know they've an obsession about compatibility but give customers the option at least. Put disclaimers (like when running PS1 games on PS3) up if you have to but don't restrict it unnecessarily.

    It should have had a UHD Blu-ray drive too. So it's not perfect but at the price I didn't expect it to be. Maybe my expectations were more sensible than some, IDK, but I've been impressed so far.
    Reply -2
  • Watch Dogs 2 review

  • electrolite 15/11/2016

    @wyp100

    I think I understand the approach but I feel it's short-sighted. Increasingly gaming is plagued with publishers thinking it's far more important to satisfy the release date they've promised their shareholders than to ship an actual working game. The only way this will happen is if punters stop pre-ordering *and* if Reviews are thorough and fair.

    It's appreciated you explaining your approach in here but most people will just see the Recommended on the front page or on an Aggregator site and match it with what they're playing themselves or what they can see others saying about a significant part of the game not working. Will they think you're just another integrity-free review site taking the advertising money and head elsewhere? It's pretty easy.

    I could have even understood if it was headlined 'Single Player review' with the promise to update that review when the multiplayer works. I could have understood a really positive article about the single-player with a full review to follow. I've been coming on here for 14 years and while this isn't a deal breaker (I haven't played the game and EG's reviews have plenty of positive credit in my eyes) it feels like the continuing drip-drip of lowered standards in the industry.
    Reply +4
  • electrolite 15/11/2016

    @ziggy_played_guitar

    'guilty by default'. Or in this case, guilty.
    Reply 0
  • electrolite 15/11/2016

    I'm not one for being overly critical but come on EG, you're giving Recommended badges to broken games? People remember this kind of stuff, how can you expect your reviews to be taken seriously? Reply +3
  • Battlefield 1 and FIFA 17: Frostbite shines on PS4 Pro

  • electrolite 13/11/2016

    @George-Roper

    As far as I'm concerned it does though. If Sony were advertising it as 'Native 4K on every game' I'd be pretty miffed. They're not though. From what I've seen, most of what they're claiming is as accurate as marketing blurb usually gets.

    Like with any consumer product it's buyer beware. If somebody buys a £349 Pro console expecting Native 4K and 60fps that's their fault, they haven't done their research. Anybody who has done their research (which given the target audience I'd suggest will be a lot of buyers but that's another issue) will know what they're getting. Go into it expecting a box that offers a significant upgrade on the existing PS4 and that's what you'll get.

    More I use it, the more it's starting to feel like a good value buy.
    Reply +5
  • electrolite 13/11/2016

    @George-Roper

    Does price matter? Well yes. Yes of course it does*. We're talking about consumer goods.

    *Unless you're an Arab Sheik or something.
    Reply +3
  • electrolite 13/11/2016

    @_TheDarkSide_

    "I have visions of the sad sacks, cuddling their PC's, "There there. It's not real 4k, you're still my special girl"..."

    Must admit, I laughed. There seems to be a few PC owners really upset about this for some reason. Even though PS4 Pro won't get anywhere near a top-end gaming rig it's like some Article of Faith about how far ahead PC's must be is being threatened. Just enjoy what you have fer chrissake.
    Reply +3
  • electrolite 13/11/2016

    @George-Roper

    How much does your hypothetical UHD Player cost?
    Reply +2
  • electrolite 12/11/2016

    @TimmishMcgraw

    'GG EG users, GG - the CPU is a pile of wank, you can dance around it all you want'.

    I'm not dancing around anything. I just couldn't give a fuck.
    Reply +6
  • electrolite 12/11/2016

    @brazzauk

    PES 2017 upscales so well I played it without knowing the patch had been delayed and didn't realise.
    Reply 0
  • Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare's 4K performance analysed on PS4 Pro

  • electrolite 13/11/2016

    @higganos

    Agree about the upscaled. PES 2017 looks like it has been patched and I had a go at Resounding after seeing it raved about to on here (by you I think) and it looks marvellous. I'm surprised at the Pro, better than I expected.
    Reply +18
  • DF Retro: Shenmue 2 - a masterpiece revisited

  • electrolite 13/11/2016

    @VanillaLake

    All about the Edge magazine in those days 😎
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  • electrolite 13/11/2016

    @VanillaLake

    Mario 64 (July 96) was about 4 months earlier than TR but didn't get a PAL release until later (March 97). I'd played Mario first and never got into TR as a result. The controls were too clunky in comparison.
    Reply +3
  • Xbox Holiday Update out now, adds Clubs

  • electrolite 11/11/2016

    @Bloobat

    It absolutely is coincidence
    Reply +2