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  • Transistor free via PlayStation Plus in February

  • frazzl 29/01/2015

    Damn, I bought Transistor on the PS4 when it was on sale a couple of months ago. Should have waited ><

    It's a good game though. Definitely worth checking out.
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  • Performance Analysis: Dying Light

  • frazzl 29/01/2015

    @Playstationman Facts? Did you read the articles? From the Diablo 3 one:

    That's why we made the decision to drop to 900. That's what we demoed and were showing around E3 time. And Microsoft was just like, 'This is unacceptable. You need to figure out a way to get a better resolution.' So we worked with them directly, they gave us a code update to let us get to full 1080p."
    Where exactly does it say Phil Spencer said this? On top of that I hope you do know what hearsay is.

    Now from the Destiny article you have linked:


    Bungie graphics engineer, Chris Tchou, said in a previous exchange with IGN: "This is the same resolution, the same frame-rate as PS4. We basically got together with Microsoft, and got a bunch of engineers here optimising and taking advantage of the system [Kinect] reserve - basically the extra GPU time that Microsoft gave us, and got it up to 1080p... the beta will run at 900p, so it's a little less. But rest assured by the time we ship we'll have it at 1080."
    Again where exactly is Phil Spencer mentioned? And where for that matter has any mention been made about resolutions below 1080p being unacceptable?

    I feel very condescending but it seems some people actually need to be taught common sense.
    Pot. Kettle. Black.

    Then again it is you "playstationman"....

    Edit: Speaking of 1080p and consoles, I guess it's very convenient for you to forget the completely erroneous 1080p 60fps Sony advertisement for Watch Dogs. Instead of the 900p 30 fps reality ;)

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  • frazzl 29/01/2015

    @globalisateur Follow your own advice buddy. You're the least objective person here. Seriously dude, are you Vizzini's kid brother? Reply -7
  • #IDARB review

  • frazzl 29/01/2015

    @edje Yeah it lets you make a game without hiring an artist. Well I can do without such games tbh. Reply 0
  • frazzl 28/01/2015

    Doesn't look like my cup of tea. Not into the whole 8-bit pixel graphics vogue that's currently sweeping the game scene. It's free though next month so I might give it a go. Reply +1
  • Sony ending PlayStation Vita Maps, near features

  • frazzl 28/01/2015

    @LordDemigod I am not! There are plenty of quality non-indie titles like Virtues Last Reward, Danganronpa 1 and 2, Ys: Memories of Celceta, Gravity Rush and Persona 4. I'd be seriously pissed off if the Vita became a device for the dozens of faux 8 bit clones that seem to typify the indie market. Reply +11
  • PS4 20th Anniversary Edition unit No. 00001 sold for £85K

  • frazzl 27/01/2015

    @Big-Boss
    So I have brand loyalty because I believe DC is a better looking game, despite agreeing that FH2 is the better actual game overall?
    No, you appeared to favour brand loyalty when you conveniently ignored how much of a role subjectivity plays in these assessments.

    You're giving me a retort about subjectivity yet have predictably ignored cloudskipa's completely subjective comment where he declares every single Xbone exclusive as better looking.
    While I admit I have not read all of your interaction with him, from what I have read I did not see Cloudskipa claim any of his assessments of X1 exclusives as being objective. There is nothing wrong with him preferring the visuals in X1 exclusives. It's his opinion. Just like there is nothing wrong with you preferring the visuals in PS4 exclusives. It's your opinion. When you imply that these assessments are objective....

    You almost exclusively call out Sony fanboys; unlike you I call both them and MS ones out. I constantly see you bickering with grassyknoll, andrewsquall, mebrains etc who are absolute Sony tools (you can find me calling out grassyknoll in particular in the SFV exclusivity article), yet fail to do so in anywhere near the same level of determination when it comes to to your own favoured console's fanboys. Namely cloudskipa.
    So I take it you have read all my comments to make such an assessment? Or is this something you base on the few comments of mine you have seen? I for one have not seen you call out andrewsquall, mebrains or grassyknoll. That doesn't mean you haven't. All it means is I can't be fucked going through your post history. You're welcome to go through mine if that's your cup of tea, although I can save you time and assure you that I have addressed Xbox fanboys as well.

    Sony is also a regular target for criticism from me in firmware update articles where I constantly call them out for their sloppiness and resting on their laurels in regards to the competition. I also called them out for their bullshit announcement of 1080p60 for Watch Dogs. All is there.
    I have said numerous times MS fucked up their X1 reveal last year. I have said numerous times that the PS4 is more powerful than the X1. I have just as frequently praised the PSVita and have even labelled it my favourite handheld console of all time. As you so succinctly say, all is there.

    I only own a PS4 and Wii U this gen. I have always been completely transparent about that fact, so naturally you will find me commenting on those two consoles the most. There is zero brand royalty in my life. The PS4 is my first main PS console since the original and the first two Xbox consoles were my main choices over the past decade. But I only joined this site a couple of years ago before deleting my account on the old site I used to visit. There you would have found strong criticism of Sony and people pointing the finger at me as an Xbox fanboy for rarely calling them out. The roles have reversed this gen and I call it as it is. I could care less which faceless corporation's name is on the top of a plastic box sitting under my TV.
    I own all three. I enjoy all three. I play my X1 the most: I prefer the interface. I prefer its exclusives. I prefer achievements. I love the controller. My game playing friends are mostly on Live. I have, like you, been transparent about all these things too. And like you I don't have any allegiance to a "faceless corporation". After all they're all getting my business anyway.
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  • frazzl 27/01/2015

    @Big-Boss
    The same goes for DriveClub versus Forza and Infamous: SS versus Sunset Overdrive. The Xbone simply cannot stand up to PS4 exclusives graphically.
    That's subjective isn't it?

    Edit: Saw your reply to Cloudskipa and you seem to think that the differences are "as clear as day". Well I have to disagree. Especially with the Driveclub and Forza Horizon 2 comparison. Apart from weather effects I think FH2 is the better looking game. Which is impressive given that it's an open world racer instead of a circuit one like DriveClub. I think your brand loyalty is starting to show.
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  • Five Nights at Freddy's 3 teaser sure is creepy

  • frazzl 27/01/2015

    @bats They're easily amused ;) Reply 0
  • Face-Off: Saints Row 4: Re-Elected

  • frazzl 26/01/2015

    @FMV-GAMER Same. All current-gen consoles are worth owning. As was the case last-gen. A gamer would be hard pressed to find a console without at least 1 title worth experiencing. Sadly there are a lot of non-gamers posting here... Reply -3
  • frazzl 26/01/2015

    @FMV-GAMER Exactly :). I've given you a +1 but I think that'll be swamped by the incoming negs ;) Reply -6
  • frazzl 25/01/2015

    @harryshaw I think you'll find he's taking the piss. His doing the X1 imitation of people like grassyknoll and SeeNoWeevil. Reply -12
  • Windows 10 will let you stream Xbox One games to PC, tablets

  • frazzl 22/01/2015

    @man.the.king Eurogamer threads man ;)

    Edit: I've been negged too for providing links to extra information XD
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  • frazzl 21/01/2015

    @Drunk-Si Fingers crossed :) Reply 0
  • frazzl 21/01/2015

    @man.the.king Terry Myerson provided a bit more info on that:

    A blog post from Terry Myerson clears up what "Windows as a service" means, though the duration of "the supported lifetime of the device" is still foggy. "This is more than a one-time upgrade," writes Myerson. "Once a Windows device is upgraded to Windows 10, we will continue to keep it current for the supported lifetime of the device—at no additional charge."
    I got it from this Ars Technica article. Hopefully that means we won't be seeing an Office 365 like yearly subscription service.

    Edit: Well if Polygon have got it right then it's good news about Windows 10:

    In a Q&A with press following the event, Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella clarified that Microsoft's vision for Windows as a service doesn't mean the company is changing its business model for Windows to a plan with an annual fee, or any kind of subscription.

    All customers running Windows 7, Windows 8.1 and Windows Phone 8.1 will be able to upgrade to Windows 10 for free within a one-year period following the operating system's launch later this year. After that period, users will have to pay for the upgrade as they would have with previous versions of Windows. Those who get the upgrade during the free period will have Windows 10 on their device permanently.
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  • Ori and the Blind Forest gets PC, Xbox One release date

  • frazzl 21/01/2015

    A day one purchase for me. Was easily one of the best games shown at last year's NZ Games Expo. Reply +1
  • State of Decay gets an Xbox One release date

  • frazzl 21/01/2015

    Awesome. One of the best zombie games ever made gets improved on. Not usually keen or re-releases but I think I might get this. Reply +2
  • Resident Evil HD Remaster review

  • frazzl 20/01/2015

    @IronSoldier But level design is better in the Metroid titles as is level traversal. I guess that helps with all the back tracking. Reply -2
  • Halo: The Master Chief Collection's latest update detailed

  • frazzl 20/01/2015

    @spamdangled That's really weird. I haven't played any of the Halo MCC competitive online modes, but I have played several Halo 5 Beta games without issue. And my Internet connection is not the fastest (or most reliable) by any stretch of the imagination. Reply 0
  • frazzl 19/01/2015

    @kevboard He doesn't mentione co-op at all in his statement:

    Did they ever put any effort in fixing the frame rate? A friend of mine told me that it varies and the tank section in Halo 2 level 2 runs laughably bad.
    I was simply informing him that my online co-op (which I assume to be similar to single player) was fine from a frame-rate perspective.
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  • frazzl 19/01/2015

    @Pasco Didn't have a problem with frame-rate playing that level in co-op (online not local). Reply 0
  • Digital Foundry vs Saints Row 4: Re-Elected on PS4

  • frazzl 19/01/2015

    @IronSoldier I agree. It is a mixture of developer effort and hardware limitations. Having said that the exclusives on the X1 and PS4 do show what the consoles are capable of at their best. Reply +1
  • frazzl 18/01/2015

    Sounds like a disappointingly lazy port. Reply +21
  • Here's what DriveClub's upcoming Japanese track looks like

  • frazzl 17/01/2015

    Bought the game on sale last month at 50% off. It's a decent racer but not a particularly spectacular one. A 6.5-7/10 for me from what I have played (and you can check my PSN profile if you don't believe me). Reply +3
  • Microsoft reinstates Xbox One price drop in the US

  • frazzl 16/01/2015

    @Snake_2011 When you stop your fanboy trolling of MS articles. Fair is fair right? Reply -1
  • frazzl 16/01/2015

    @Snake_2011 Because my original post was targeted at people like you and not just you specifically. Seriously dude, if simple stuff like this confuses you, I reckon it's time to stop gaming and hit the books. Reply 0
  • frazzl 16/01/2015

    @Snake_2011 Stealth? I mention you openly. You do know what the word stealth means right? Perhaps not ;) Reply 0
  • frazzl 16/01/2015

    @grassyknoll I'll happily do that when you stop your Sony fanboy trolling of articles like this one. Till then too bad buddy. Reply -3
  • frazzl 16/01/2015

    @grassyknoll The only "awful twisted person" is you. Don't you have anything better to do with your time than trolling every single X1 sales article that comes along. And I am the attention whore? LOL indeed! :cool:

    Oh and is this "glitch" similar to the time you lied about me saying that PS4 sales in NZ were shit? Here's betting that that is exactly the case!
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  • frazzl 16/01/2015

    @Snake_2011 Reply 0
  • frazzl 16/01/2015

    @grassyknoll Ah yes, Mr. Well Adjusted who spends all his time here posting negative shit about anything MS related. Really reflects well on you having outside interests like, let's say, friends, family or even a job.

    And making people who disagree with you out as worse than a convicted child murderess. Says it all really. Perhaps you should take advantage of that UK healthcare system, I hear it's pretty good, and get a shrink to evaluate you post haste :cool:
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  • frazzl 16/01/2015

    @Playstationman Upset me? You provide me with tons of amusement. And yes people are welcome to check my post history and yours. It'll be quite obvious to any non-SDF mouth-breather who the fanboy is :D Reply 0
  • frazzl 16/01/2015

    @Snake_2011 The only clown here is you. And a barely literate one at that :D Reply 0
  • frazzl 16/01/2015

    You don't have to be Nostradamus to predict that the comments section will be swamped with Sony fanboys like grassyknoll, chuck_bone, snake2011, and playstationman.
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    Et voilà
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  • New Nintendo 3DS and 3DS XL UK release date

  • frazzl 16/01/2015

    Have been playing mine since the NZ launch late last year. It's a nice hand-held, and a (small) step up from the 3DS. Not as good as the Vita though. Reply 0
  • Dying Light dev reveals 3D-printable zombie bikini figurine

  • frazzl 15/01/2015

    So you need a 3D printer and artistic ability (well enough anyway to paint the model). So that's me shit out of luck (on both counts). Reply +3
  • Oddworld: New 'n' Tasty out on PC in Feb, Xbox One and PS3 in March

  • frazzl 15/01/2015

    Nice. Will definitely be getting the X1 version. Reply -3
  • Hotline Miami 2 banned in Australia

  • frazzl 15/01/2015

    @HunterSeeker Unless the distributor can't be bothered getting it rated by the NZ board and just doesn't release it. Reply -3
  • frazzl 15/01/2015

    I wonder what that means for NZ gamers :( Reply 0
  • The evolution of Xbox One - as told by the SDK leak

  • frazzl 14/01/2015

    @Mr-Writer
    That was my point when counter arguing MS clearly great developer support. Then again who is to say that a MS studio couldn't do a ND?

    There is nothing stopping them, but atm they don't have a studio of that stature.
    This I can agree with given that Bungie are no longer a MS subsidiary. I guess to me dev team stature is not particularly important. I am not a big fan of Halo. And while I really like the Uncharted games, there are other better titles made by "lesser" developers.

    However we are still to see their first party tools (if they are any different?) bare any fruit.
    Yes, of course, we're still waiting to see the results. Haven't said otherwise.
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  • frazzl 14/01/2015

    @Mr-Writer
    I didn't say they sold more on PS3 than on 360.

    I said that GT sold more than Forza (fact) but even on JUST PS3 the likes of Fifa and COD sell more than GT.
    Misunderstood you there. And yes I know that GT has sold more than Forza. I don't however think that sales figures are an indication of quality though. Not when it comes to media.

    Having a quick look at Google iTunes is estimated to of reached the 25 BILLION songs sold back in 2013.
    I think you're neglecting to include all the cheapo IOS and Android titles as well as the free-to-play stuff. Gaming is huge!
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  • frazzl 14/01/2015

    @Mr-Writer Are you sure games like COD and FIFA sell better on the PS3? I am pretty confident COD sells better on the 360 iirc.

    Games are mass-market. You do realize that the games industry has outstripped both the music and movie industry in terms of revenue.

    And the analogy was used to demonstrate that quality and sales are not strongly correlated. There's plenty of shit in all entertainment industries that sells well.

    And I would think you of all people would appreciate that whilst a game might not appeal
    to you that doesn't mean it's not a good/great/fantasic/amazing (which ever you pick) game.
    Sure. I don't think I have ever said the GT titles are bad. I loved GT1 and GT3 for instance. Have been put off with the more recent entries simply because I personally don't think the series has evolved very much (apart from graphically of course).

    Forza's car handling has definitely made a lot of strides forward since the first FM and I think the drivatars are great from an AI perspective (playing DC recently has really hammered that home for me; I really hate it when AI cars stick so rigidly to a racing line that they'll commit metaphorical suicide to get back on to it). To each their own of course.
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  • frazzl 13/01/2015

    @Mr-Writer
    Sony's first party developers are all great at what they do but imo they are no better or worse than MS's.
    This I agree with. It's all subjective so who prefers what is not relevant. All that's important is that Sony, MS and Nintendo have successful dev teams working for them.

    Forza is obviously a great series, but GT blows it away in terms of numbers.
    The One Direction have outsold The Velvet Underground. Numbers don't necessarily mean quality. Anyway as I said above it really is subjective.

    I mean look at the Vita, as a Vita lover I'm sure you will agree in terms of hardware it's amazing and well put together.
    It is a great piece of kit. Best handheld console released in my opinion.
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  • frazzl 12/01/2015

    @Mr-Writer Still subjective. The Forza and Horizon games are phenomenal. Better than anything Polyphony have put out in my opinion.

    Also note that MS had acquired Bungie in 2000 and they would remain a MS subsidiary (just like ND are a Sony subsidiary) till 2007. So this would include Halo 3 btw, but not ODST and Reach.
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  • frazzl 12/01/2015

    @kieran12
    1080P and 30fps on x box 1 and PS4. If anything you don't need a misterx to know the x box 1 is more capable console. We are seeing it happen right in front of us every month that passes.
    Seriously dude? You like the X1, that's great. I like my X1 too. But why make shit up like that. The PS4 is more powerful. That's a fact. Why does that matter to you? Does it effect your enjoyment of gaming on the X1? Does it make the exclusives like FH2 and Sunset Overdrive any less spectacular? There are too many fanboy muppets on this site like grassyknoll, mebrains and andrewsqual. Don't join their ranks please.
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  • frazzl 12/01/2015

    @Mr-Writer That's subjective though. I would take the Gears of War titles over the Uncharted ones any day of the week. Don't get me wrong; I like the Uncharted games. I just like the Gears titles more. Then we have Remedy and the upcoming Quantum Break which I am really looking forward to (a day one purchase for me). More so than Uncharted 4 (also a day one purchase). Reply +1
  • Konami explains MGS: The Phantom Pain chicken hat item

  • frazzl 12/01/2015

    @Manwards I enjoyed MGS 1 and 2. Was not so keen on 3. Hated 4. I guess it's because I was a teenager in uni when I played 1 and 2, and more tolerant of the silly stuff. Kojima should really stick to gameplay and leave the story telling to someone with skill in that field. Different strokes for different folks I guess. Reply -1
  • frazzl 11/01/2015

    @charming_fox Wasn't trying to be funny Yoda. Just expressing my opinion that is shared by a fair few. When it comes to dialogue and cutscenes, Kojima is woefully short of talent. Reply +1
  • frazzl 10/01/2015

    None of the MGS titles have been difficult. Sitting through their overlong cutscenes and dreadfully written dialogue though, now that's a fucking challenge. The nadir was MGS4. Ugh! Reply 0
  • Zombie Army Trilogy announced for PC, PS4, Xbox One

  • frazzl 09/01/2015

    Having not played the Zombie Army games before, do they have a single player campaign, or are they solely multi-player horde type games? Reply 0