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  • Horizon Zero Dawn review

  • frazzl 21/02/2017

    @man.the.king I think it's too late for that. He called me mean the last time I said it...:lol: Reply 0
  • frazzl 20/02/2017

    @andrewsqual I am betting you don't see the irony in calling out Cloudskipa as a troll :lol: Reply -3
  • frazzl 20/02/2017

    @man.the.king Exactly :P. If Martin doesn't like a game my interest perks up :D Reply +1
  • frazzl 20/02/2017

    @raheell9 That's exactly why reviews shouldn't decide a purchase. Reviews are subjective. What person X may like you may not like and vice-versa. If this game appeals to you (and it does me) get it. It doesn't matter what Eurogamer, US Gamer, Gamespot etc. give it in their review. Reply +3
  • frazzl 20/02/2017

    @Decaf Hehehe agreed :) Reply +1
  • frazzl 20/02/2017

    @GuuR That's fine with me too. Enjoy your gaming mate. Reply +1
  • frazzl 20/02/2017

    @kirankara Too true. +1 Reply -2
  • frazzl 20/02/2017

    @raheell9 The US Gamer review discusses the game in depth. Read the review. Perhaps it will shed more light into why Martin didn't feel this deserved a recommended badge. Reply +1
  • frazzl 20/02/2017

    @Decaf Yes it does. I also like the fact that the robot creatures look like Zoids. I will definitely be getting this. Made up my mind a long time back :)

    Edit: My Sony pony fan club doesn't like it that I like this game (despite it being a Sony exclusive). I just can't win :lol:
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  • frazzl 20/02/2017

    @GuuR I have been playing games for over 30 years now. Longer than some of the reviewers here have been alive. So I would rate my expertise over theirs. They may be better writers, that's why they write reviews for a living, but that doesn't mean they are better gamers or for that matter know more about the field.

    TL;DR while they may be able to express their opinions more eloquently than us they really don't have more expertise than we do. Get what you think appeals to you. Pass on what you have no interest in. Technical issues are not subjective so that's where reviews can be useful. Anyway that's my take on things. To each their own.
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  • frazzl 20/02/2017

    @kirankara
    There's also a couple of 5/10 on metacritic from reviewers who were more damning.

    Play the game and make your own decision, not rant about someone not agreeing with your decision for a score on a game that you haven't even played yet.
    Exactly! It's really puzzling that people need to be told what they should and shouldn't buy. FFS most of us are adults here aren't we?
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  • frazzl 20/02/2017

    @GuuR Haven't you played enough games to know what you will and won't like? Apart from technical issues, what point do reviews really have? Reply +4
  • frazzl 20/02/2017

    US Gamer did not like it much - gave it a 5/10. Still getting it though. What Martin Robinson isn't too keen on I usually like (and vice-versa). :) Reply +3
  • Performance Analysis: Sniper Elite 4

  • frazzl 21/02/2017

    @Antropie You have no idea what these "cold numbers" mean. You pretend you do. To be honest I don't know what's more pathetic. The fact that you feel the need to spend hours defending a multi-national corporation that doesn't give a shit about you or the fact that you aren't even a gamer. I guess ignorance is bliss. Enjoy being a pathetic loser ;) Reply 0
  • frazzl 21/02/2017

    @Antropie
    Moreover, you are unable to make the difference between technical and visual differences... :)

    It doesn't matter if 700p seems much more blurry than 720p to you. The pixel difference between 900p and 1080p is still far larger.

    ;-)
    It's the end user experience that counts. Gamers don't count pixels when they're playing a game. They are experiencing the game play. You would know that if you're a gamer and not a fanboy muppet :lol:
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  • frazzl 21/02/2017

    @Antropie
    Fact : games having at the same time a superior resolution + superior framerate on 360 were very rare. And if the game had a superior resolution, the difference was laughable (+5% ?).
    If this was a fact you would have provided evidence. Where is this evidence?

    This gen, even with a resolution difference as large as 44% the PS4 often gets a superior framerate... the power difference is simply huge. Deal with it.
    Deal with what? Your fanboy rantings? :lol:

    I have a PS3 and 360. I have a PS4 and X1. I know for a fact that the difference I saw between multi-platform titles running on the PS3 and 360 are just as obvious if not more so than they are now between the X1 and PS4. Deal with it buddy :lol:
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  • frazzl 19/02/2017

    @Antropie
    However, the reality of the situation is that while gameplay is virtually identical, it appears that Starbreeze Studios has compromised the PlayStation 3 version in a number of respects. The one thing that is immediately apparent is the omission of motion blur as you pan around - not necessarily a bad thing in my opinion (I disliked it in Perfect Dark Zero) but Starbreeze's implementation of it on The Darkness was pretty good; it certainly makes a difference in the game's opening car chase sequence and makes a good fist of papering over frame-rate inconsistencies. Over and above that, there's a signature lack of anti-aliasing (more on this later) and a definite reduction in texture detail. The occasional lighting effect here and there has also been changed and where they have been, they look less impressive on PlayStation 3.

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    The comparison gallery highlights pretty well both similarities and differences, but what it can't show is that the frame-rate also suffers a little in comparison to its 360 twin, which itself tends to struggle with the game's more complex environments. Loading times are a few seconds longer too.
    There are other titles too. Ghostbusters. The Orange Box. You get the point.
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  • frazzl 18/02/2017

    @Antropie I said "The Darkness". Why the fuck are you giving me the link to "The Darkness 2" face-off? Totally destroyed me there :lol:

    You are right about the Tomb Raider article. Got you mixed up with Patoxriver. Then again the two of you have the same unhealthy obsession with Sony, are determined to make out that DF are wrong and make barely literate posts. Be honest now Antropie, are you his sock? :lol:
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  • frazzl 18/02/2017

    @Shwing
    So a lot of games had Mode 7 scaling on SNES, some ran faster on Mega Drive due to faster CPU etc. But for the most part they were more or less fairly even.
    I owned the MD. Loved it. But the differences between games on it and the SNES were huge. Bigger than what we see today! This was especially noticeable when it came to ports of arcade fighters, particularly the Neo-Geo ones.

    It then becomes a no brainer that subsequent machines are more powerful than what came before.
    The PS3 was released a year after the X360 and had notoriously poor multi-platform titles. I wouldn't call the PS3 shit either.

    Its clearly a weaker and more incapable gaming system than the PS4, and when you consider its predecessor and the unlimited talents / financials of the company creating it, it really does make the whole system feel 'sh*t'.
    Is it clearly weaker than the PS4. Definitely. Is it less capable? Well in what way? I prefer the games on the X1 over those on the PS4. I own them both and I know which console I spend more time on. I also prefer the X1 controller (especially the pro version), I prefer the achievements, and here in NZ, XBL is much faster and more stable than PSN. So in my opinion, in terms of delivering a more pleasurable gaming experience the X1 is more capable despite it being less powerful. Naturally this is 1) subjective and 2) dependent on geographical location. I have no idea whether the issues I have had with PSN (over multiple ISPs) are applicable in other countries for example.

    So I would argue that if a console has good games it is not shit. I think you would be hard pressed to find a recent console without several great games worth experiencing. I love gaming and I do so on all consoles if possible. Horses for courses I guess.
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  • frazzl 18/02/2017

    @Antropie There are plenty of other examples including games like "The Darkness" and virtually every EA sports title for the first few years. So no it was not the exception.

    And please spare us all your pretense that you have any expertise when it comes to videogame development or console hardware. People here still remember you as the muppet who spent hours trying to convince people that the PS4 version of Tomb Raider was better than its PC counterpart. Fuck mate, you're worse than Vizzini. :lol:
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  • frazzl 17/02/2017

    @Hellotherenow I'd rather have a game at 30 fps locked than one that fluctuates between 30 and 50 fps. Having a locked frame-rate at 30 or 60 fps makes the gaming far more pleasant than having a widely fluctuating frame-rate.

    Having said that, minor fluctuations (e.g. 55-60 or 28-30) are not a huge issue. Obviously this isn't the case here for any platform apart from the PC.
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  • frazzl 17/02/2017

    @Gizmopop That was done as a patch post launch. TBF I didn't have an issue with how the game ran when it launched. Enjoyed it a fair bit too. Reply -1
  • frazzl 17/02/2017

    @Shwing There will always be a more powerful machine. The SNES was largely more capable than the Mega Drive. The PS1 was largely more capable than the Saturn. The Xbox and GC were largely more capable than the PS2 and so on.

    So I honestly don't see this as a big issue. Long time gamers like myself are used to things like this. Personally I get all the machines and pick and choose which platform I game on. I do prefer the Xbox "ecosystem" (hate that term) because I prefer the controllers, all my gamer friends are on XBL and I love achievements. That doesn't mean the Wii U or the PS4 are shit. They have their great games too. I love Super Mario 3D world and Until Dawn for example.
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  • frazzl 17/02/2017

    @Turniplord Agreed. To be honest I wouldn't mind the screen tearing if the frame-rate was locked at 30 fps. Reply -3
  • frazzl 17/02/2017

    @robbiejc85 Awesome! Thanks for the reply. Reply -2
  • frazzl 17/02/2017

    @Antropie Really? Most of the COD games on the PS3 ran at lower resolutions and lower frame-rates than their 360 counterparts. Significantly so in the frame-rate department. Let's not get started on Red Dead Redemption or Bayonetta. Not surprised that don't remember these examples given your rabid Sony love Muzzakus. If only they would pay you ;) Reply -1
  • frazzl 17/02/2017

    @andrewsqual
    Even Xbone exclusives, built from the ground up for the console (before Win 10), have serious issues/compromises to visuals that dampen the "new gen" experience.
    PS3 games were so stunning, a lot of them still look amazing, 7 years later, like Killzone 2, God of War 3 or Uncharted 2.
    That's subjective. I think there are X360 games that look just as amazing as those you listed. Ditto with X1 exclusives like Forza Horizon 3 and Gears of War 4.

    I also disagree that any of the PS3 games you listed look amazing 7 years later. I suggest you take your rose-tinted glasses off and try them now on the PS3. Particularly KZ2. The same applies to the 360 exclusives I listed and I see the same thing happening with PS4 and X1 games. In 7 years time they will have aged, as all games do.
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  • frazzl 17/02/2017

    @asal_bach As does the X1. Surely even a Sony Pony like yourself can do a simple Google search ;) Reply -3
  • frazzl 16/02/2017

    @Shwing There are plenty of games that perform well on the X1. Using your logic the PS3 was a piece of shit due to its numerous poorly performing third party titles. Reply -2
  • Man appears to play Doom in Porsche 911 using driving controls

  • frazzl 21/02/2017

    @chrisf
    Jesus Christ. Nerds shouldn't be allowed to own nice cars. There should be some sort of mandatory test to make sure you're adequately cool. (edit : FFS, judging by his number plate this guy is a C++ programmer. Is there literally anything sadder on earth ?)
    Jealous muppets like yourself.
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  • For Honor outmuscles Sniper Elite 4 to top UK chart

  • frazzl 21/02/2017

    @Decaf
    We're not really privy to the publishing relationship with Sony, so I don't think anyone should presume anything. I think considering Japanese games sell heavily in Japan, mainland Europe and China (all places Xbox has no foothold in), Microsoft isn't publishing Japanese titles (in fact, they've basically dropped them, I.e Scalebound).
    It's funny that grassy is telling you not to presume anything and then he goes on to give reasons why he presumes the game won't be coming on the X1.

    I have no idea whether Nioh will make it to the X1. Not particularly interested in it (I don't like the Souls games). It is worth pointing out that Sony only published the game outside of Japan. Koei/Tecmo published the game in Japan and they've published games on Xbox platforms before.
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  • Face-Off: For Honor

  • frazzl 18/02/2017

    @Antropie You and the concept of facts are mutually exclusive. Reply -2
  • frazzl 18/02/2017

    @higganos I am surprised he just isn't happy with the PS4 Pro version being the definitive console version. He's seriously munted. Reply -4
  • frazzl 18/02/2017

    @seasidebaz If you compare the two pictures, specifically flick from one to the other, you will see that they're taken at different times in the middle of the sword swing.

    The X1 screenshot is taken a frame or two earlier in the sword's arc than the PS4 version. This difference coupled with however they're doing the motion blur may explain the difference.

    You can also look at stationary parts of the image, like the soldier's trousers, and they look identical in both shots.
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  • frazzl 18/02/2017

    @Antropie I know for a fact that you won't ever lose your hard on for Sony. I just can't wait for your next "PS4 is better than PC" rant. The last one was just about the funniest thing here since Vizinni tried to claim that the PES 2015 goalkeepers were realistic :D Reply 0
  • frazzl 18/02/2017

    It's good to see a developer making the effort to get their game running well on all platforms. It is also completed expected to see resident fanboy moron Antropie going all loony tunes that DF dared to claim that the PS4 and X1 versions of a game are "interchangeable". :lol: Reply -1
  • Disney ditches Pewdiepie after anti-semitic stunt

  • frazzl 18/02/2017

    Another really good look at the whole PDP vs. others who use anti-Semitic content for humour. Reply -1
  • frazzl 18/02/2017

    @_TheDarkSide_ I don't get it either. He comes across as an unfunny idiot. I guess it takes all sorts... Reply 0
  • frazzl 18/02/2017

    @ecu His apology was piss poor. Completely overshadowed by his excuses and blaming "the evil media" for calling him out over his rather shitty jokes. Reply 0
  • frazzl 18/02/2017

    @HappyGator GG wanted honest journalist? LMAO! That's horseshit.

    I said on FB you muppet. Learn to read why dont you! If you don't believe me go to Polygon's FB page, find a post announcing Anita has launched a new video and look at your fellow trogs weeping in despair. Definitely triggered :lol:
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  • frazzl 17/02/2017

    @ecu There's is nothing edgy about Nazi humour. It's juvenile attention seeking at best, racist at worst.

    You know, there are real neo-Nazi's and far right extremists out there that you make look trivial by chucking the Nazi label at someone like this.
    You do realize that these "real neo-Nazi's and far right extremists" are applauding PDP at the moment. The Daily Stormer are loving his videos. Do you want to know why? Here it is from the proverbial horse's mouth:

    The guy has 52 million subscribers, compared to the number two YouTuber that has 30 million. He is arguably the most watched person on the planet,...In this video, he calls out the Jews for killing Jesus, and points out several times that Hitler did nothing wrong. At the very least, he is making the masses comfortable with our ideas. ... I hope he keeps doing this — staying chill, I mean. Not going too far. I think he’s aware that he’s eventually going to get banned — if he wasn’t ready for that, he wouldn’t be calling out the Jews head-on like this.
    So whether or not he is actually anti-Semitic is irrelevant. That's not the issue here. Assuming he's telling the truth and that this is all a joke, well it's obvious he's fucked that up royally. He should simply apologize, remove these shitty videos and get on with what he does best: screaming at shit on screen. Being a belligerent whiny shit isn't winning him anything.
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  • frazzl 17/02/2017

    @superstoned You've been sensible here too. And I agree with you about actions. As it's said they definitely speak louder than words. +1 :) Reply 0
  • frazzl 17/02/2017

    @_TheDarkSide_ Agreed 100% Well said mate. A simple apology would have defused things. Instead he's just coming across like an insensitive entitled arsehole. Reply 0
  • frazzl 17/02/2017

    @superstoned FYI Raphael_, HappyGator, and NullDev and some of the staunchest GGers here. Their viewpoint isn't surprising. Reply 0
  • frazzl 17/02/2017

    @_TheDarkSide_ I don't think he's a Nazi. I don't know if he holds any prejudices towards Jews. I do know the content he used in his videos was anti-Semitic. I, and I think most of the sites reporting on this are not arguing what his intent was. We are simply pointing out what kind of content he used.

    Even if you assume he was joking and used this content as a joke, he's obviously flubbed it. Enough people did not find it funny and instead were offended to impact his business. As an adult he should own up to it. "I made a joke. I fucked it up. I am sorry if I inadvertently offended anyone. That was not my intention".

    If he did this right away, I reckon the situation would not have blown up like it has. However he hasn't. He's whining as if he's a celebrity diva like Bieber. Which he sort of his ;)
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  • frazzl 17/02/2017

    @Riboflavin
    Yes, I'm saying that despite the context being available, people aren't taking it into account.
    I haven't seen a website like Eurogamer, Polygon or Kotaku calling PDP anti-Semitic. They have stated he used anti-Semitic content in his videos. The phrase "death to all Jews" is factually anti-Semitic. As to whether or not he means it is not the issue here. I don't see why you and other PDP supporters keep on harping about whether or not PDP is an anti-Semite.

    The conclusion you seem to be drawing is that he is actually an anti-semite, his reaction isn't genuine, and this is all some sort of ploy to get anti-semitic rhetoric out in public. "People are doubting his story and I don't blame them." Seems a little paranoid.
    Where have I drawn this conclusion?

    All I said is I can understand why people doubt PDP's reactions. 1) he has focused only on one type of offensive content (unlike South Park for example) and 2) has made a career of videoing false reactions to video game moments. Do you honestly think any of his reactions are genuine when he howls like a banshee during most of his play throughs?

    The term originated on college campuses by people claiming they need safe spaces and protection from things they find offensive with trigger warnings. I think the desire to be protected from anything that could potentially be considered offensive represents a very childish mindset and the people that use it as a term of mocking contempt are right to do so.
    Perhaps that is an American thing. "Safe spaces" and "trigger warnings" are not present on any of the campuses I have been to in NZ.

    I agree the alt-right and gamergaters are largely fuckwits, but the biggest fuckwits are the safe space crowd. Adults that actually feel the need to be insulated from ideas they don't agree with. It's quite pathetic.
    You do realize that's exactly what the gamergate crowd are. They wanted to be insulated from any criticism about videogaming particularly if it is from a woman they deem "not a gamer". You should read the comments section on FB every time Polygon announce that Anita has released a new video. Plenty of triggered GGers there!

    Edit: TL;DR Assuming PDP is telling the truth and was making a joke, well it's obvious his joke fell flat. Enough people found it unfunny and offensive for it to have an impact on his business. Instead of being an adult and owning up to it, stating "I tried to make a joke but unfortunately fucked up. I am sorry to anyone I have offended", he keeps on whinging about how he's being misrepresented. This is exactly the kind of spoiled brat fuckery you see from dim-witted celebs like Justin Bieber. Then again given PDP's audience I can see why they're so similar.
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  • frazzl 16/02/2017

    @Riboflavin I have only heard gamergaters and members of the alt-right use the term. I consider members of the alt-right and gamergaters to be fuckwits. Which is why when I see the term being used by someone I automatically assume they're fuckwits until proven otherwise. Reply -1
  • frazzl 16/02/2017

    @Riboflavin You replied to my post to you, where I specifically said PDP's intent was unimportant. How else was I going to take your reply to that?

    "I already did."

    Did you miss the bit where I said I didn't make the accusation you claim I did? That wasn't directed at you personally.
    See the above.

    Ergo The Producers is offensive? Since you're making an exception for satire, then I have bad news for you; Pewdiepie's video is satire. Cack-handed, immature satire, certainly, but he's trying to make a point about what people will do for money in what he thinks is a humorous way. You can argue about his effectiveness or taste all you want, but I think his intention is clear. Again, all I'm arguing is that anybody that claims he has genuine anti-semitic intent is kidding themselves.
    And all of his points involved using anti-Semitic content. It definitely does not make his intent clear. After all there's plenty of other content he could have used. He could have even used a variety of offensive content - South Park, for example, are equal opportunity offenders.

    The Producers has a good 5 minutes of what, out of context, would appear to be pro-nazi material. The context makes it clear that the film and the creators are not pro-nazi. Seems to me that this is a perfect example of how context can separate the content from the views and intentions of the creator.
    You do realize that links to PDP's entire videos are available (unless he's taken them down). Ditto with his explanation (I watched that one) and his Tumblr post explaining his actions. No one is separating the context here. People are doubting his story and I don't blame them.

    If this was satire, well he's obviously failed miserably. Both sides of the political spectrum don't see it that way. The "triggered SJWs" and the inbred neo-Nazi trogs are both in agreement as to what his content represents.

    So why isn't he apologizing? Why is he making excuses? Why is he whining like a spoilt child? If you're going to be an edgelord online then at least have the guts to face the consequences when you fuck up.
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  • Nintendo Switch Street Fighter 2 first-person mode looks janky

  • frazzl 17/02/2017

    @pesser I thought the winky face emoji I used made it clear I was being sarcastic... Reply -1
  • frazzl 16/02/2017

    The Switch is looking like a whole lot of (expensive) win at the moment ;) Reply -11