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  • Can last-gen consoles handle Metal Gear Solid 5?

  • grassyknoll 29/08/2015

    @SkinnyAmerican It's really obvious. I think the game has absolutely stunning lighting & there's no doubt the newer consoles gained a stronger focus but it's definitely a PS3 / 360 title first & foremost. Reply -5
  • grassyknoll 29/08/2015

    @myms1ps3 There's no doubt that Fox Engine is scalable & the game is beautiful, but this was very much planned for PS3 / 360 game. No one, particularly Japanese companies expected the new consoles to be successful, especially in 2010! It's really obviously this is a cross gen title. Reply 0
  • grassyknoll 29/08/2015

    @SkinnyAmerican Only a idiot would neg you. The game began development in very early 2010. No 3rd party was planning PS4 or Xbox One games. I do think after Ground Zeroes PS4 became the lead platform, but it's pretty obvious it's a cross gen game. Reply +3
  • Shovel Knight the first indie game to get an Amiibo

  • grassyknoll 28/08/2015

    @djkav I don't want to buy a device that infringes copyright (or actually buy a thing that shouldn't be required anyway). We shouldn't have to do that! Reply +1
  • grassyknoll 28/08/2015

    @Malek86 I think the whole concept is pretty awful. Nintendo seem to be trying to get blood from a stone. I can't help but think this is going to be Nintendo's approach next generation. Reply +2
  • grassyknoll 28/08/2015

    @The_shlaaaag_returns That was wonderful. Reply +2
  • grassyknoll 28/08/2015

    @n0signal There really is no justification for having gaming content locked behind a toy. It's just to way to artificially inflate digital content prices to ridiculous levels. No gamer benefits from this. Reply +2
  • grassyknoll 28/08/2015

    @Baban_Iesu I can be nice most the time! Reply +2
  • grassyknoll 28/08/2015

    @The_shlaaaag_returns We don't often agree, but the premise of locking gaming content behind a figurine is absolutely disgusting & ridiculous. I'm seriously questioning buying Nintendo's next console if this kind of practice continues on the WiiU. Amiibo's success is the worst thing to happen to the company. Reply +12
  • Let's talk about Street Fighter 5

  • grassyknoll 28/08/2015

    @punchesjudy I really like Xrd as well, it really hasn't got the love in the press it deserves. Personally loving the different approaches everyone is taking: Arc goes for a multi layered & complex system while Capcom is going back to basics. All we need is a Virtua Fighter for a grounded fighting game & that's the generation sorted. Reply +2
  • grassyknoll 28/08/2015

    @punchesjudy I'm waiting for the next Blazblue, I buy every second one. I do wish Arc would do a big update every 3 years & keep the community together. We'll possibly see a new Virtua Fighter at TGS this year, so many good fighters coming out it's unreal Reply 0
  • grassyknoll 28/08/2015

    @VotesForCows Preorder from Amazon US (can use a UK account), you get a beta code straight away. Then cancel. It's what I did. Reply 0
  • grassyknoll 28/08/2015

    @punchesjudy Xrd is the best fighter of the last few years. Arc Systems & Capcom are basically untouchable. Reply 0
  • The Witcher 3 sells 6m copies in six weeks

  • grassyknoll 28/08/2015

    @ZagorTeNay I was talking about game sales, not the consoles themselves (they will follow a bell curve). Reply 0
  • grassyknoll 27/08/2015

    @vojtas It depends where from. I'm pretty such a UK PS4 boxed copy made twice as much as someone buying it was GOG in Russia. Reply +1
  • grassyknoll 27/08/2015

    @CaptainKid People shouldn't be harassed full stop, especially because of MMO from a decade ago. You should honestly be ashamed of yourself, you have the emotional intelligence of a toddler. Just don't buy their products again, remind people of their negative business practices or use legal recourse. Reply +3
  • grassyknoll 27/08/2015

    @GamesConnoisseur CaptainKid is a compete scum bag. He was happy about the harassment John Smedley received too. Truly disgusting behaviour. Reply 0
  • grassyknoll 27/08/2015

    @ZagorTeNay It's not really a surprise, the PS4 is selling more software than the PS1 / PS2 at this point in it's life & console games in the whole are naturally front loaded. PC sales have longer tails that evolve around price drops. Reply +1
  • Digital Foundry: Hands-on with Metal Gear Solid 5

  • grassyknoll 27/08/2015

    @L_A_G 2 of those quotes are basically you can't do 1080p using deferred rendering in 32MB's of VRAM or 16 ROP's. That's a fact. The one to FMV-GAMER is the way games are designed & not console specific at all, games should be designed with limitations in mind. Microsoft is desperate for 1080p on the box, hence vertical scaling.

    There's no "900p or 720p lolz. You don't quote this one:

    " It's incredibly early to be making judgements about performance either way for a game 4 months away (from a build about 2 months old in itself). This article really is just helpful to make comparisons with the finished game in the future, nothing more, nothing less.
    (Me on the Halo V beta)

    Or the one here from the Gamescom demo for Halo:

    "Actually that's quite a lot of time in programming terms if the content is finished, I remember The Last of Us didn't fit on the disk until 2 weeks before release!"

    Instead of looking at all my comments, you've decided just to be cunty. The first comment about Halo you actually replied too! I do love the way you've turned a total benign comment into fanboy wars.
    Reply -10
  • grassyknoll 27/08/2015

    @a-double-vodka I am with MGS V, One Piece Pirate Warriors 3 & Helldivers! (Love European studios too, especially from Sweden) Reply +5
  • grassyknoll 27/08/2015

    @a-double-vodka I hate the comments section. It's involves the same discussion with the same posters. Digital Foundry has no real impact on my buying habits, I like Japanese games so they're pretty much PS4 exclusive by default. Reply +16
  • grassyknoll 27/08/2015

    @L_A_G Please find a Digital Foundry comment to do with resolution that I've made. Reply +3
  • grassyknoll 27/08/2015

    @L_A_G Actually fuck off. I pretty much avoid Digital Foundry. I really hate it & the boredom associated with it. Resolution discussions bore me. Reply -36
  • grassyknoll 27/08/2015

    Fox Engine is one of the best (if not the best) multiplatform engines in gaming. It's so depressing it's never going to be utilised properly again. I really think Konami should license it out to Japanese publishers. Reply +7
  • grassyknoll 27/08/2015

    @L_A_G This is a complete game & both are performing at 60fps bar a dropped frame every 10 minutes. What difference is a patch going to do? Reply +6
  • Rainbow Mika is in Street Fighter 5

  • grassyknoll 27/08/2015

    @moroboshi The game characters so far play quite radically differently than they did before. Birdie & Nash basically are new characters. Reply +1
  • Until Dawn review

  • grassyknoll 27/08/2015

    @ziggy_played_guitar A. You think this isn't on other platforms as "Sony hate PC. B. The only reason you don't own a PS4 is because " you hate Sony fanboys". C. This is a SCE IP, it's not going to be multiplatform full stop.

    Stop making this about PS4, I want banning for all port begging on all reviews from Mario to Scalebound.
    Reply +6
  • grassyknoll 27/08/2015

    @Decaf I said in my comment all port begging should be banned, I don't care about the platform. It's boring trolling. It's going to happen on every exclusive title unless there's bans. Reply +2
  • grassyknoll 27/08/2015

    @ziggy_played_guitar It's boring trolling because it's never going to happen, because "Sony hate PC". Reply +3
  • grassyknoll 27/08/2015

    @Decaf What's harsh? Buy a platform to play the games you want? That's reality, especially if a game is a platform holders IP (specifically Nintendo & Sony). Reply +5
  • grassyknoll 27/08/2015

    @ziggy_played_guitar It's not smugness, you can't play the game because you can't buy a PlayStation because, to quote you from our old discussions "you hate PlayStation fanboys". Your own idiocy stops you playing this game, nothing else. Reply +5
  • grassyknoll 27/08/2015

    @ziggy_played_guitar It's a Sony Computer Entertainment IP, it's not coming to PC. If I want to play Halo or Quantum Break, I'll buy an Xbox One, not beg for PC ports. I said for all reviews, I don't care what platform it's on. Reply +6
  • grassyknoll 27/08/2015

    @jetsetwillie Yep. Port beggers are the absolute worst. Buy the platform where the games you want to play are, because you not entitled to play them. Bloodborne comment threads were unbearable. Reply -1
  • grassyknoll 27/08/2015

    @ziggy_played_guitar All I see is port beggers or it's an interactive movie comments. It's not like any insight can be gained here for people who will never play this game. I think mods should ban comments on all reviews that drive by or port beg. Reply +6
  • grassyknoll 27/08/2015

    Why has a game review comments section turned into a fucking shit show yet again? Mods actually need to ban things not pertaining to the topic. Reply +3
  • grassyknoll 27/08/2015

    @Episode13 Well that's great, but you've missed the point. Flawed games are not fundamentally bad, they can be undeveloped or unrefined. Reply +2
  • grassyknoll 27/08/2015

    @Episode13 Everything is flawed. I've played loads of flawed games that have been incredible: ZombiU, The Wonderful 101, Dead Space, The Evil Within, Y's etc. I've played lots of "flawless" games (Dragon Age or Far Cry 4) that are dull as dishwater. I don't think you understand what a flaw actually is. Reply +9
  • grassyknoll 27/08/2015

    @aidey6 It'll definitely be the biggest selling game this week in most countries (bar US, Japan & probably UK depending how Gears does). Reply +2
  • grassyknoll 27/08/2015

    Seems to be getting really good reviews & feedback across the board. A very pleasant surprise. Such a heavy week for me personally with new releases (Helldivers, MGS V, Onechanbara & Super Time Force / La Mulana on PS Plus) but definitely something for me to consider in a few months time. Reply +4
  • Trine 3 dev says "future of the series is now in question"

  • grassyknoll 27/08/2015

    @Malek86 Of yeah, the developer team seem to have totally lost control, but think it's a fair warning (something that will get worst over time). I do feel a lot of development houses on a shoe string budget when they really actually shouldn't (no health insurance, pension, excessive crunch times etc). Independent game development just doesn't seem in a healthy place currently for the actual game makers (but there's so much choice for consumers at such low prices). Reply 0
  • grassyknoll 27/08/2015

    20% of Steam owners buy 88% of the games on the platform (1% of owners own 33% of all the games sold on Steam!). We're just reaching the point where 5 million budgets are just not sustainable unless you have significant funds or a large publisher. You basically have to be multiplatform on everything or think far smaller & smarter. Reply 0
  • Devil's Third review

  • grassyknoll 27/08/2015

    @frazzl As I said many times before we have no need to communicate but yet again you have to mention someone. You're so devoid of personality that you can only exist through others who actually have an opinion. You're just nothing. Reply -1
  • grassyknoll 27/08/2015

    @frazzl No I bloody didn't. I honestly have no interest in what you own (or anyone else for that matter). You also said this "and as a bonus both Dick and Grassy hate it. That's virtually a recommend in my book". Not much of a strawman, it's obviously a plus for you. Reply -1
  • grassyknoll 27/08/2015

    @frazzl You made me take a picture, don't you remember? Perhaps I'll change my profile pic for you again. I actually can't believe you're that much of a child that you have to like something others don't to prove some kind of weird point. Truly ridiculous. I like eating & drinking by the way... Reply -1
  • grassyknoll 27/08/2015

    @frazzl A. I've not mentioned any platform holder bar Nintendo (bringing up things that have nothing to do with the discussion), this is a Nintendo published game, you complete moron. B. The only game I know you like is this one... Reply -1
  • grassyknoll 27/08/2015

    @frazzl The game is getting ripped to shreds and some of the mechanics & bosses are fundamentally broken (I saw a boss battle where the player just fired his gun in the same spot the whole battle). This is something you would find on Early Access, not published by Nintendo. But fill your boots, want a picture of my WiiU again? Reply -1
  • grassyknoll 27/08/2015

    @frazzl What games do I like or dislike? You really can't help but mention other posters when there's really no need. Probably going to call me racist / sexist / homophobic like you do any other person who challenges you. Severe personality (or lack thereof) disorder. Reply -1
  • Video: Introducing Low Batteries, a series about mental health and gaming

  • grassyknoll 27/08/2015

    @SuperShinobi For someone infatuated with philosophy & art, your scope is extremely limited & actually quite contradictory. Reply 0
  • grassyknoll 27/08/2015

    @LudusSolers SuperShinobi's comments are also (unintentionally) harmful & are very closed minded, it's basically along the lines of "think exactly like me & you'll be fine", one of the worst stigmas for people with depression. Reply 0
  • grassyknoll 27/08/2015

    @SuperShinobi Games can be anything the user wants them to be. Reply +2