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  • DF Retro: Daytona USA - why frame-rate has always mattered

  • frazzl 01/10/2016

    Daytona USA is still my favourite game of all time. The fact that in terms of looks and gameplay it holds up over 20 years later is a testament to just how talented Yu Suzuki and Sega were when they were at the top of their game.

    And no John, it's not just the frame-rate. It's more than that. None of the racing games released on the PC that you could get running at 60 fps come close to delivering the experience that Daytona did and still does.

    Edit: And RRV on the PS2 was a major disappointment. Not only did it not look as good as the various PS2/Namco promo vids prior to release, it was really light on content. Not RR1 light but light enough for a vetaran RR player like myself to blow through the game in its entirety in a day.
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  • Advertising Standards launches investigation into No Man's Sky

  • frazzl 30/09/2016

    @-TheDarkSide- Agreed 100% mate! +1. Reply +2
  • frazzl 30/09/2016

    @man.the.king I agree with your clarification. BTW I have not negged your posts. I have no issue with discussion, especially sensible discussion as was the case here. Reply +1
  • frazzl 30/09/2016

    @man.the.king This sort of behaviour hurts the industry as a whole. By your definition people who criticized Sony for the PS3 reveal or MS with their X1 reveal and did not want to buy the machines are automatically fanboys. Surely this can't be right. Reply +3
  • frazzl 30/09/2016

    @man.the.king

    1 day ago
    @FishMcFish

    Watch Dogs probably mislead just as much, but didn't seem to generate quite the hoo ha that NMS has.
    Because it was multiplatform. ;)
    But this is not true at all. Watch Dogs and Ubisoft got a huge amount of flack about the graphical downgrade. Just look at the related articles here!

    With NMS we are not just talking about a graphical downgrade. We are talking about promised features not showing up at all. Features that were promised by Murray in interviews right up to launch when he surely knew they weren't going to be present. If calling Murray out for being a liar makes someone a fanboy as you have been suggesting, I reckon you need to fix your definition of the term.
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  • frazzl 30/09/2016

    @GreyBeard
    The big laugh is that I'm not apologizing for anyone, I'm ATTACKING the weak-minded, the petty, the spiteful, the narcissistic over-entitled attitudes that make all us gamers look like cunts.
    The irony being you are currently describing yourself.

    It's a fact that Sean Murray has been caught lying about the product he is selling on record no less. This is not simply a matter of using "bullshots". This isn't a little hyperbole. We're talking about bullshit that would make Molyneux blush. So yes I sure as hell hope he is held accountable for it.
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  • Call of Duty: World at War now on Xbox One via backward compatibility

  • frazzl 30/09/2016

    @Rodimus-Prime I will give it a go. I still have my copy somewhere. Those grenades though... Reply 0
  • frazzl 30/09/2016

    @Rodimus-Prime So it doesn't do away with infinitely spawning enemies. That and the infinite grenades are why I think this has one of the worst campaigns. The first decent COD campaign is MW2 imo. Reply 0
  • frazzl 30/09/2016

    @Auntie_Social These games are currently being upscaled to 1080 on the X1. You can do the same with your 360. Changing the native resolution would require effort on the part of the developer providing new assets etc. Hopefully on the Scorpio we will see performance issues eliminated completely. I don't think we'll see a resolution boost beyond simple upscaling. Reply 0
  • Lost Odyssey receives Xbox One backward compatibility today

  • frazzl 30/09/2016

    Yes!!! Now to find my boxed copy. Reply 0
  • Forza Horizon 3 review

  • frazzl 27/09/2016

    I haven't finished FH2 yet... :-( Reply +2
  • Digital Foundry: Hands-on with COD Infinite Warfare on PS4 Pro

  • frazzl 26/09/2016

    So it is not 4K with an unstable frame-rate...

    They need to start giving options. 4k/30 or 1080/60 in every game produced and let people start to decide for themselves. After a locked 60fps, I doubt any console gamer would take the decision to drop to half the frame-rate for just a higher (upscaled) resolution.
    I don't often agree with you George but your are right on the money here. At the moment we don't have the touted resolution as native or the 60 fps gameplay the series comes standard with (usually). Both Sony and MS need to really re-evaluate where they are putting their focus on. Right now and I suspect in a year's time, more people will be able to enjoy 1080/60 than they would "4K"30.


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  • Street Fighter 5's stages just got a lot better

  • frazzl 25/09/2016

    Wesley, no matter how many SF5 advertorials you write, I won't be buying the game until Capcom releases an arcade mode. A mode that has been virtually universal to the fighting game genre, till now. Reply +1
  • FIFA 17 doesn't have Iceland because of a row over money

  • frazzl 22/09/2016

    The English football team are always awful. Not just at this year's Euros. Reply +2
  • Microsoft on Project Scorpio, PS4 Pro marketing and Xbox tweets

  • frazzl 22/09/2016

    I think going after the 4K market next year is a good thing. I personally don't have a 4KTV yet. I don't really intend on getting one this year. There just isn't much media for it - game or video.

    End of next year though there will be far more 4K Blu-Rays available and their price will have dropped (they're fucking expensive now). Ditto for 4KTVs. Also gives me time to set some cash aside to pay for a higher end experience rather than settling for one of the base 4K models currently available.
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  • Forza Horizon 3, the greatest racer in an age, studies the greats

  • frazzl 22/09/2016

    @man.the.king
    Like yours, this is just my opinion.
    I don't have any issue with it. Edit: I also wanted to point out that Polygon are no worse than Eurogamer in this regard.

    EDIT: You mentioned a 'business plan' to cater to readers preferring a particular platform. If such a thing were a conscious decision, that would be a really unethical thing to do. So far, nothing I've seen EG do has been really egregiously unethical.
    I disagree. I think Eurogamer are guilty of being unethical - just look at them having Youtuber Syndicate at EGX after all that was publicized about him. Again I honestly don't have any problem with differing opinions.
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  • frazzl 22/09/2016

    @man.the.king I don't think there is any conspiracy here. There is definitely no payola nonsense going on. I do however think that sites cater to their readers and if the readers are more stridently pro-Sony then the site will reflect that. Ditto if the readers are pro-MS. It makes business sense.

    This explains why a site like Polygon is less negative towards the Xbox brand - they are an American based business and MS are doing well in the US. Europe has always been Sony territory, apart from the UK and that was only really for the X360, and this is reflected here too.

    So it is not so much the editors "switching" their personal bias, it is just a reflection of the current business plan. That's my opinion anyway.
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  • frazzl 21/09/2016

    @cloudskipa
    Heading into Forza Horizon 3, I'll admit to being, if not quite apathetic, then a little blasé about the whole thing. I absolutely adored Playground Games' last two Forza spin-offs, but after the excellent Mediterranean adventure of 2014's outing it was hard to see where the series could head next.
    The lead contender for least unexpected statement of the year. Whadya reckon? ;)
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  • frazzl 21/09/2016

    @man.the.king Much like Sony diehards prefer Eurogamer. Everyone needs a place where people know their name :lol: Reply -2
  • It looks like Assassin's Creed 2, Brotherhood, Revelations are headed to PS4, Xbox One

  • frazzl 22/09/2016

    @sizu_sizu Noooooooo! :lol: Reply 0
  • frazzl 21/09/2016

    @sizu_sizu It took me more than 2 years to finish AC2. Honestly. It just got so boring :( Reply 0
  • frazzl 14/09/2016

    I guess I am in the minority here, but I found AC2 to be the worst title in the series until Unity was released (now that game is an absolute shit-show). Reply -3
  • Capcom addresses concern around controversial Street Fighter 5 DLC

  • frazzl 21/09/2016

    @IronSoldier
    #FuCapcom?!
    I reckon! You should send that to Jim Sterling - see if he doesn't take it up :)
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  • frazzl 21/09/2016

    @IronSoldier I don't know why you got negged for pointing out the hypocrisy on display from Capcom. They seem to be doing their best to match Konami in terms of being fuckwits.

    Edit: I can see grassy and his buddy being supportive of Capcom. After all if the game does not show up on the X1 it must be good no matter how little content it has, how many modes it has lost and how much it charges for DLC. ;)
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  • The Bunker review

  • frazzl 21/09/2016

    A cold war "Night Trap"? Reply +2
  • Homefront: The Revolution patch finally fixes console performance

  • frazzl 21/09/2016

    @NBAoz X1 for me. Reply 0
  • frazzl 14/09/2016

    Played it this weekend and it now runs great. It was close to unplayable a few months ago. Well worth checking out. Reply +2
  • Recore review

  • frazzl 21/09/2016

    @Haar A burqa? WTF are you on about? She's wearing protective gear as she's exploring a desert. Chain mail in a desert. I am sure that would go down a treat ;) Reply 0
  • frazzl 21/09/2016

    @obidanshinobi You are expecting a wee bit much from our friend Goochie. :) Reply 0
  • frazzl 21/09/2016

    @McGooch Consoles like PCs are gaming platforms. Recore is available on more than one gaming platform. In other words it is a multi-plaform title. It is not exclusive to anything.

    You repeatedly slag titles on the X1 for not being given a Eurogamer medal yet when that happens to a title for the PS4 you lavish praise on it. Case in point your posts about Recore here and your post about NMS that I included earlier. It proves conclusively that you are a troglodyte Sony pony. Sucks to be you.

    :lol:
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  • frazzl 14/09/2016

    @thebreadlord They most probably rushed it out. It's a shame - I wouldn't have minded a delay to help sort the tech issues. Reply -5
  • frazzl 14/09/2016

    @mamalkosari Angry about what exactly? That Martin Robinson thinks Recore, a multi-platform title, is okay? What's there to be angry about exactly? Reply -5
  • frazzl 14/09/2016

    @Devox I hope they update the game. Much like Dambuster Studios did with Homefront. Fingers crossed. Reply -3
  • frazzl 14/09/2016

    @McGooch Really? So I guess Recore is a brilliant if slightly flawed title too huh :lol: And my little trog buddy you really need to Google the definition of exclusive. Reply -2
  • frazzl 13/09/2016

    @MrBook It's most probably easier not to refer to games available on more than one platform as exclusives. After all they literally aren't. Reply -9
  • frazzl 13/09/2016

    It's not an exclusive, full stop. It's available on another gaming platform. And NMS and The Order 1886 are perfectly relevant here. You are dismissing Recore based on its Metacritic score but lavished praise on NMS and The Order 1886 despite both games receiving a very similar (or even worse) critical response. It goes to show your Sony Pony mindset. That's all :lol: Reply -9
  • frazzl 13/09/2016

    @cloudskipa You should read Goochie's comments in the Fallout 4 mod article. Apparently Sony not letting Bethesda allow mods for FO4 is a good thing and MS look shitty by 1) supporting mods and 2) advertising this fact! Sony pony logic. You just can't beat it :lol: Reply 0
  • frazzl 13/09/2016

    @McGooch Actually it is is not an X1 exclusive. It is available on the PC. And if you have a look at the Metacritic scores of Recore and NMS we can see the following:

    Recore:
    X1: Critic average: 63, User average: 56.
    PC: Critic average: 66, User average: 56
    NMS:
    PS4: Critic average: 71, User average: 46
    PC: Critic average: 60, User average: 27
    So it seems to me that Recore has received a similar critical reception and a better user reception. This hasn't stopped you from praising NMS:

    McGooch
    15/08/2016
    Well deserved.

    EG review got it spot on - It's a brilliant (if slighty flawed) game.
    :lol:

    Poor wee Goochie. You just can't help being the troglodyte you are :lol:

    Edit: I wonder how much you gushed over The Order 1886 :lol:

    Edit: I was bored so...

    McGooch
    19/02/2015
    As a graphical showpiece this blows anything on either current gen consoles out of the water. Proof, if it was ever needed, that the PS4 has plenty of grunt under the hood. I can't wait to see what Bloodbourne and Uncharted 4 achieve.

    It's a shame the gameplay isn't up to the same standard, but saying that, it's still a far more enjoyable experience than Ryse which was nothing more than quick-time-events ad nauseam.
    :lol: :lol: :lol:
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  • frazzl 13/09/2016

    @cloudskipa Yup. A game Martin doesn't like is almost an automatic guarantee that it'll be a game I enjoy :D Reply -11
  • frazzl 13/09/2016

    @sizu_sizu Goochie is just upset that Recore is a better (and cheaper) game than No Man's Sky :lol: Reply -9
  • frazzl 13/09/2016

    Yay, Martin Robinson doesn't love Recore. That means I'll definitely love it. Day one for me :D Reply -10
  • Sony announces PlayStation 4 Pro for November 2016, priced £349

  • frazzl 21/09/2016

    @timeless001 I am ruffled? :lol: I am not the one that composed to very long replies. Still got your hilariously inept initial reply. Not that this one is much better.

    you who first initiates the insults and resorts to amateur ad hominem in order to deflect focus away from your losing hand and on to your favourite diversionary topic (which is utterly irrelevant to the argument at hand). Your arguments failing you? Easy, just accuse the other person of being a "sexist" or "homophobe" or whatever. I remember stumbling across one of your numerous multiple page if not thread-spanning feuds where you called somebody a homophobe because they quite correctly observed that you were “butthurt”.
    Actually it is much simpler than that. You don't warrant anything more than simple ad hom. Why in the world would I waste my time trying to explain anything to a trog like you? And yes you did use a gendered insult. You admitted as much in your initial deleted post :lol:

    Your flagrantly selective attribution of the term to the bundle only (for the Xbox Elite console) and the product only (for the Elite controller) while trying to distance it from the potential user/owner is farcical.
    There is no X1 Elite console. That is an absolute fact. There is an Elite controller. Not specific to the X1 either. And yes it is elite because it is better than all other variants of the same controller. Which fits exactly with the definition I have provided for the word, which you have reaffirmed:

    “A select group that is superior in terms of ability or qualities to the rest of a group or society
    A group OR society. Are you suggesting you can only have a group of sentient entities? Really? The Oxford dictionary disagrees with you my ignorant wee buddy:

    group: A number of people or things that are located, gathered, or classed together.
    It's not a great name by any stretch of the imagination. But it sure as fuck is better than PS4 Pro :lol:

    Ooh, scathing, I tell you! Just scathing. :lol: If I had a 2 digit IQ that’d still be a digit more than you, Botboy. Ah, don’t tell me you thought you could add yourself some digits after the decimal place?
    An IQ score is typically expressed as an integer value. A whole number. You might have realized that if you weren't such an abject moron :D

    I did, it gave you as an example. :D You’d do well to take your own advice.
    You need to go to SpecSavers mate. If you can't recognize a picture of yourself your eyesight is fucked.

    Er, yes it is called the X1 Elite. :rolleyes: Stop just making shit up as you go along, you’re only embarrassing yourself further. I suggest you take your friends “Denial” and “Delusion” with you on your way out. (This is where you would put your favourite deal-with-it sunglasses icon).
    There are only two models of the X1. The X1 and the X1S. That's a fact that even a dumb fuck like yourself should be able to recognize. The fact you can't....:lol:

    I am looking forward to your 2 - 3 replies :cool:
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  • FIFA 17: How the Frostbite engine improves visuals

  • frazzl 17/09/2016

    Thoroughly unimpressed by the so called changes. Reply -3
  • Your original PS4 now supports HDR, but no games currently make use of it

  • frazzl 13/09/2016

    #Soony

    ....

    :lol:
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  • FIFA 17 demo out tomorrow

  • frazzl 13/09/2016

    Are you allowed to sleep with your brother's wife? :lol: Reply -4
  • Fallout 4 and Skyrim PS4 mods look dead - and Bethesda blames Sony

  • frazzl 13/09/2016

    @TimmishMcgraw
    I'm surprised. Basically, whatever company is on top shows its true colours, then they grovel, manipulate and arselick when they're not on top.

    Microsoft do it, Sony does it, every company does it.

    #4thebullshit
    100% accurate. +1 from me!
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  • The Last Guardian delayed again

  • frazzl 13/09/2016

    @sizu_sizu
    @McGooch On what grounding are you basing the game of the year/generation contender nomination on?
    The fact that it is a Sony exclusive is enough for him. :lol:
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  • frazzl 13/09/2016

    @-TheDarkSide-
    Trico was a puppy when this started.

    ... He'll have an appointment with a taxidermist by the time it's finished.
    +1 for that wickedly funny comment :)
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  • frazzl 13/09/2016

    @BlackFlower Hehehe. That's okay. If everyone liked the same thing, gaming would be boring indeed. Reply 0
  • frazzl 12/09/2016

    @sizu_sizu I first saw it being used when dogmanstaruk posted it at the beginning of the year (I think). Not sure if he got it elsewhere, but he is a good guy and I'd be happy to get him a pint :) Reply -7