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  • Xbox One launches in Japan 4th September

  • frazzl 23/04/2014

    I personally don't think the X1 will do well in Japan. What I am excited about is the prospect of some quirky Japanese titles that may be released which will be easier to import as the X1 is region-free. Looking forward to the game announcements when they come. Reply 0
  • F2P PS3 exclusive Ace Combat Infinity out in May

  • frazzl 23/04/2014

    What the hell is happening with Namco Bandai. Tekken, Ridge Racer, Soul Calibur and now Ace Combat. Fucking hell!! Reply 0
  • Face-Off: Lego The Hobbit

  • frazzl 23/04/2014

    @CynicalMe2 Yeah I think that's sadly the case. Reply -1
  • frazzl 23/04/2014

    @Playstationman I guess you have trouble reading but here let me do you a favour:

    But besides the slight difference in the framebuffer sett-up, both PS4 and Xbox One basically deliver an identical graphical experience throughout.
    Reply -2
  • Guilty Gear and Persona Arena dev teases new BloodRayne game

  • frazzl 23/04/2014

    @Alestes From what I have played I think it is linear like the original Castlevania. The artwork is fantastic and the game is quite challenging. Reply +1
  • An actual MMA fighter will beat up Eve Online developers at Fanfest 2014

  • frazzl 22/04/2014

    @mannyYearsAgo ^Kotick too! Reply 0
  • Soul Calibur: Lost Swords brings F2P fighting to PS3 tomorrow

  • frazzl 22/04/2014

    Namco Bandai is really pushing this F2P rubbish. No thank you Namco. You can keep that rubbish for mobile phone and tablet gamers! Reply +8
  • Face-Off: Trials Fusion

  • frazzl 20/04/2014

    It's good to see that all versions work well and that the difference between the PS4 and X1 versions is minor. Good work from a small team like Red Lynx. Reply +1
  • PlayStation 4 has sold 7 million units worldwide

  • frazzl 20/04/2014

    @man.the.king That was an interesting read. Yeah I can see why corporations don't like honesty but it would be a nice change of pace once in a while. Oh well, we can always wish. Reply +1
  • frazzl 19/04/2014

    @man.the.king Hehehe, I just wish they would be honest about stuff like this. In the long run the PR spin will hurt them. The best thing MS could do now in my opinion is say "Sorry we fucked up hugely last year. We know we have. We're doing our utmost to fix this, our solution being games, games and more games". That's all it would take I reckon :). Reply +3
  • frazzl 19/04/2014

    @Calverz Kissing Sony's butt? They sold 7 million units in 6 months. That's a great achievement. Worthy of praise. Especially if you are a console gamer which I am. It doesn't matter where your preferences lie (mine for example are with the 360 and X1). As long as console gaming does well I am happy. It doesn't matter who comes out on top! Reply +3
  • frazzl 19/04/2014

    @CynicalMe Thanks dude. A +1 for you too :). Reply +1
  • frazzl 18/04/2014

    @Yautja_Warrior No worries. I was under the impression that everyone dealt with shipped figures but I could be wrong :). Reply 0
  • frazzl 18/04/2014

    @man.the.king Could be. I was just under the impression that both manufacturers dealt with units shipped to retailers as opposed to units sold to consumers. After all they would have internal numbers on the former and would have to do a hell of a lot of compiling internationally for the latter. Just my impression. Reply 0
  • frazzl 18/04/2014

    @Yautja_Warrior How do you know it's 7 million to retailers? As far as I know both companies release numbers shipped to retail. Reply 0
  • frazzl 17/04/2014

    @ghostgate2001 I prefer the exclusives on the Xbox 360 and currently on the X1 as well. Then we have the controller. And I like my achievement points. It's really just a case of different strokes for different folks. Ariasj and Artplay are just idiot fanboys. Reply -7
  • frazzl 17/04/2014

    Great news especially given how certain sections of the gaming press have been hinting at console gaming being in trouble due to competition from the mobile market. Reply +109
  • Gorgeous Mario Kart 8 retro tracks compared to originals

  • frazzl 19/04/2014

    The fact that there is some uncertainty as to the resolution of the game goes to show that the differences between 720p and 1080p may not be as obvious as certain people have made it out to be. Maybe DF need to give Tom Phillips a crash course in pixel counting ;).

    Anyway what's important here is that the game looks very nice. Not a huge fan of cart racers but I will be giving this a go on my Wii U when it's released.
    Reply 0
  • YouTuber recreates The Phantom Pain's nine minute trailer in GTA5

  • frazzl 19/04/2014

    Kojima really needs a better script writer. Fuck that dialogue is awful.... Reply -1
  • Call of Duty Ghosts adds R. Lee Ermey narration DLC

  • frazzl 19/04/2014

    How about making it a good game. That would be a first ;) Reply +2
  • Is that a re-designed PS4? No, it's Sony's 4K Media Player

  • frazzl 19/04/2014

    @bez87 I think you are confused as to how the resolutions work:

    480p = 640 * 480 = 307,200 pixels
    1080p = 1920 * 1080 = 2,073,600 pixels
    4K = 3840 2160 = 8,294,400 pixels

    You can see that the jump from 480p to 1080p is a 6.75 fold jump! The jump from 1080p to 4K is only a 4 fold increase.

    Then of course you are neglecting to take into account the screen size required to get the most out of a 4K image (taking into account standard living room sizes).
    Reply 0
  • frazzl 17/04/2014

    @SvennoJ Yeah I should have mentioned Laserdiscs and their Japan only HD variant (the MUSE LD). Having said that though if 4K Blu-Ray goes the same route as the Laserdisc it will only ever be a niche product... Reply 0
  • frazzl 17/04/2014

    @MattEvansC3 Yeah VCDs came out in 1993. As you said they were only ever very popular in Asia (specifically in South-East and East Asia). I think you will find that their popularity was largely linked to how cheap and easy they were to pirate. Reply 0
  • frazzl 17/04/2014

    @stillstillstill I guess I get the feeling that tech companies are catering to people who buy based on specs they don't often understand; the "better" the numbers the better the product for some consumers. Just look at how ridiculous things have become with phone tech. Reply 0
  • frazzl 16/04/2014

    @coffeemix Well here's a timeline:

    VHS - 1976
    DVD - 1995
    Blu-Ray - 2006
    4K Media - 2013

    There is a distinct shortening in time taken for the introduction of a new format (as a potential successor). But are we as consumers ready for this shorter turnover? I personally don't think so. I guess we will see.

    Edit: Case in point, the DVD format is still outselling the Blu-Ray format 7 years after its release!
    Reply +9
  • Activision indefinitely postpones Xbox One version of The Amazing Spider-Man 2

  • frazzl 19/04/2014

    @MeBrains Hardware parity? Then we wouldn't have seen COD: Ghosts, BF4, TR, MGS:GZ etc. Don't forget that the X1 version of Lego Marvel was delayed for a bit and was eventually released without issue. Reply +2
  • frazzl 19/04/2014

    @BobbyDeNiro Yeah I know. Unfortunately big companies like MS and Activision (in particular as it is their game) are unlikely to publicly own up. Reply -1
  • frazzl 18/04/2014

    @BobbyDeNiro It has nothing to do with Spiderman 2 being a Sony Pictures film. Read the posts by Dantonir and Rogueywon. Basically they both suggested that a massive issue was discovered during certification for the X1 version. And issue to quick to resolve before the current release deadline. So either delay them all or delay the one effected. Activision chose the latter naturally. Reply +1
  • frazzl 18/04/2014

    @CynicalMe Tell me about it. You can't win either way. I like a MS exclusive I get negged for being a MS fanboy. I like a Sony exclusive I get negged for lying. I don't like a Sony exclusive for being a MS fanboy. Hell I got negged for stating I don't like certain MS exclusives like Halo 3 XD. Heaven forbid I am basing my opinion on my gameplay experiences ;) Reply +1
  • frazzl 17/04/2014

    @CynicalMe Thanks dude. It's sometimes nuts around here. Dantonir and Rogueywon have posited a realistic reason for the delay. So there are sensible people around, although they do occasionally get drowned out in the fanboy din. Reply +3
  • frazzl 17/04/2014

    @Rogueywon I think Dantonir suggested the same. Sounds like the most likely scenario. Hopefully MS ditch their stupid policy in this case and get a release of the game soon. They did after all let Lego Marvel come out a week or so after (I think). Reply 0
  • frazzl 17/04/2014

    @djronz. Never owned the 3DO but would love to get one along with a copy of Road Rash :). Reply +1
  • frazzl 17/04/2014

    @Widge They said this 4 days ago...Surely they would have passed the targeting phase by then... Reply 0
  • frazzl 17/04/2014

    @djronz. Sure, people see what they want to see. Anyway none of my posts here have anything to do with console war nonsense. This announcement doesn't really affect me as I have a PS4 (and a PS3 and 360 too btw). I am however very curious as to what has happened. For once there is potential for a real news story instead of fucking clickbait which Eurogamer has been specializing in of late. Alright it's enough for tonight. Going to give Dark Souls 2 a spin on my 360. Reply 0
  • frazzl 17/04/2014

    @djronz. Where have I ever denied my preference for the 360 or X1? And yes I am a multi-platform owner. Don't believe me? Check my PSN ID and Gamertag (Frazzl). Or ask Dogsmanstaruk or Man.The.King, both of whom are on my XBL and PSN friends list. Also where have I ever gloated that a particular game is not coming out on a Sony platform? When have I ever said a Sony platform is shit? Have I not criticized a number of MS exclusives like Halo (not a fan)? Have I not praised the Vita almost constantly and have called it the best handheld console ever? Have I not even said that my favourite game this year is Danganronpa, a PSVita game? But hey, if calling me a fanboy makes you feel better about your predilections, go for it :cool: Reply +4
  • frazzl 17/04/2014

    @jabberwocky True that. The standard here has really slipped the last couple of years....

    Edit: And of course some of the people here are well...you get the idea. For every nice gamer here like dogsmanstaruk, man.the.king, cynicalme, suarez07 and yourself, you get absolute nutters spewing shit or going on neg rampages. Hell I have been receiving a few negs for copying and pasting a message about the X1 and PS4 versions of the game from Beenox...XD
    Reply +3
  • frazzl 17/04/2014

    @dogmanstaruk Will definitely have a look dude. Reply -2
  • frazzl 17/04/2014

    @Widge Then why would they make an announcement on Twitter than the X1 and PS4 versions are running at 1080p/30fps? Reply +1
  • frazzl 17/04/2014

    @Asmith136 From what I have seen fanboyism is related to a particular brand not a particular machine. If someone is a Xbox One fanboy they would be a MS fanboy. In which case I wouldn't be surprised they have a 360. And it still doesn't change the fact that you think gloating over a silly thing like this is something to do. So yes, muppet indeed ;). Reply +5
  • frazzl 17/04/2014

    @Asmith136 Couldn't an Xbox fanboy play it on their 360? Muppet! Reply +10
  • frazzl 17/04/2014

    @Dantonir That sounds plausible too. Especially with a licensed title like this where a delay would hurt game sales especially if the game isn't good. Activision want to capitalize on all the Spiderman 2 hype they can get. Reply -1
  • frazzl 17/04/2014

    @dogmanstaruk I think you are right about this being a contractual matter. Hmm I might have to have a bit more of a look on GAF. Stuff like this, actual news, often gets very little coverage on sites like Eurogamer... Reply 0
  • frazzl 17/04/2014

    @Darren Perhaps Beenox are not particularly good with the tech? Not sure. It does seem really weird though to delay the X1 version just 4 days after stating that on Twitter. And if the Wii U, 360 and PS3 can handle the game (which as you said isn't particularly a looker), I am sure the X1 can too. Hopefully one of these videogame "journalists" will do some actual journalism and find out! Reply +2
  • frazzl 17/04/2014

    From Beenox's Twitter page just 4 days ago:

    Beenox ‏@BeenoxTeam Apr 13
    @Round1f1ght The game runs at 1080p 30fps on both the PS4 and the Xbox One.
    Reply +4
  • frazzl 17/04/2014

    @kristaylor What other game fits that criteria? Reply -16
  • Octodad: Dadliest Catch sneaks onto PS4 next week

  • frazzl 19/04/2014

    I will wait for it to come free on PSN+. Having played a bit at the NZ game expo I don't think it's worth a purchase at the price they're selling it. Reply -3
  • Silent Hill: Origins and Shattered Memories headed to Vita

  • frazzl 17/04/2014

    Will be getting Shattered Memories I think. Need to clear space on my memory card though. Reply 0
  • Trials Fusion review

  • frazzl 17/04/2014

    @gr8effect Different programming teams, different abilities. Would you write the PS3 off based on the dreadful ports of HL2, Bayonetta or RDR? Hell any of the CODs even the most recent one. Sure the PS4 is more powerful than the X1, but that doesn't mean games like this are as good as it gets. Reply +1
  • "We're not evil villains building an empire"

  • frazzl 16/04/2014

    @PlugMonkey I guess we'll agree to disagree. Reply 0
  • Lego The Hobbit review

  • frazzl 16/04/2014

    I got Lego Marvel for my X1 and find it fun in small doses once every week or two. The Lego games are way too repetitive for extended play so I will be sitting this one out. Reply +1