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  • Quantum Break is coming to PC, too

  • grassyknoll 13/02/2016

    @theonlyix HAHAHAHAHA. Reply +1
  • grassyknoll 11/02/2016

    @GameChampionz Microsoft doesn't care what platform you own if you're buying their games, especially from their own store front. Reply +19
  • grassyknoll 11/02/2016

    Quantum Break, Scalebound & Gears 4 all coming to PC. Microsoft seem to be going all in with the Windows Store & wanting to take a large chunk of Valve's pie. Reply +2
  • Not everyone's thrilled with Microsoft's Quantum Break PC announcement

  • grassyknoll 13/02/2016

    @Dismiss Sony (& Nintendo) doesn't have an OS to sell or a PC store to sell on, Microsoft's priorities are Windows & business solutions, games need to work around those not the other way round. Beyond Playstation Mobile, none of Sony's big games or contracts are going to appear on PC (& they don't need to with around 40 million shipped). Reply +1
  • grassyknoll 13/02/2016

    @Dismiss I definitely understand why you feel you've been deceived & it's unfortunate, but at the same time I feel this has been on the cards for a long time. It's untenable for MS to continue to make games for Xbox One that are not profitable. Businesses' priorities & agendas change over time, you really can't trust a company like MS that supports two platforms (Xbox One & Windows 10 store) to make exclusive games for just one of them in today's market place for them. Making an Xbox One exclusive game basically means you're just selling to the US & UK market. Reply +1
  • grassyknoll 13/02/2016

    @Dismiss As I've said before, Microsoft does care if you play their games on Xbox One or PC. You're buying their game in their eco system anyway. Being unique doesn't sell systems anymore, EA, Take Two, Ubisoft & Activision do. Exclusives haven't sold consoles in significant numbers in over a decade. Reply -1
  • grassyknoll 13/02/2016

    @alimokrane All of Microsoft's games have heavily underperformed in the UK. Bar the UK & US they have no other markets to sell to (& before anyone questions me, we have official console sale numbers for France, Germany & Japan from GFK, the UK chart creator and Media Create: 715,000, 600,000 & 60,000 respectively, they are the 3rd, 4th, 5th biggest home console markets). You should basically expect any game that isn't online heavy (to sell Live subscriptions on Xbox One obviously) to appear on PC. I'm 100% certain the next Forza will hit PC, racing games are dying a death. Reply 0
  • grassyknoll 13/02/2016

    I can't believe how many comments there are on this thread. I've been saying for over a year & a half that Xbox One is basically untenable place for exclusive software (if they're bombing in the UK then they're dead everywhere else). Xbox One owners are going to have to accept this, it's either big budget games appear on PC too or don't get green-lit at all. You must also accept that Microsoft's is trying to push it's OS (their central business) not gaming. PS4 is the second highest income driver for Sony, gaming is around 2% of Microsoft's assets. Reply +3
  • grassyknoll 13/02/2016

    @Dismiss Do you genuinely believe Quantum Break is going to move between 10 - 15 million units? Last generation exclusive titles accounted for around 10% of the 360's sales, it'll be even lower for the Xbox One. We live in the age where pricing & having the most games games matter, not exclusive ones. This is why Steam & the PS4 dominate the games industry. Reply 0
  • grassyknoll 12/02/2016

    @Malek86 "In fact, I would hope MS just goes multiplatform."

    The funny thing is, is MS's biggest franchise is already multiplatform. Minecraft is on everything & is going to remain that way.
    Reply 0
  • grassyknoll 12/02/2016

    @makariel People do own multiple gaming platforms beyond a single console / PC but realistically that's mobile games or browser games. Specialist gaming forums are just not representative of the way the average Joe plays games. The Wii has an attach rate of 9 games, Steam is 4. I imagine most of us here probably buy a full priced game every few weeks. Reply 0
  • grassyknoll 12/02/2016

    @Dismiss "exclusives are more important than ever."

    Completely wrong, Activision, EA, Take Two & Ubisoft basically own a monopoly over game sales in the west. Exclusives are no where near meaningful anymore bar stuff like Gran Turismo or Uncharted.
    Reply +4
  • grassyknoll 12/02/2016

    @Rjunosuke Sony or Nintendo making PC games makes no sense & damages the viability of their platforms & the foundation of their businesses, it's not the same as Microsoft making a Window 10 game (for obvious reasons). Reply 0
  • grassyknoll 12/02/2016

    The overlap between people buying a console or a PC is small. I don't know why this debate rages on & on in gaming forums, it's completely mind numbing. Microsoft is trying to sell their OS (they've forecast Windows 10 will be on a billion devices by the end of 2018, they're currently on 200 million) & they have no real market outside the UK / US (France is their 3rd biggest console market, PS4 has outsold it 4 to 1 lifetime). It's essential MS's games are on PC as the market just isn't viable for Xbox One alone & it pushes their OS too. No one is losing out. Reply +9
  • Digital Foundry: Hands-on with Yakuza 6

  • grassyknoll 09/02/2016

    @DX12 You told me you "have 3 breasts but only a single nipple". Reply -5
  • grassyknoll 09/02/2016

    @DX12 You're an idiot. If you're addressing me say I said it's "OK". That's a quotation. Reply -4
  • grassyknoll 09/02/2016

    @DX12 No you said "but the ARK Alpha build analysis on XB1 is "OK" for Digital foundry to go ahead and do." directly to me. Don't address me with stupid examples & making it look like a quote from me. Reply -3
  • grassyknoll 09/02/2016

    @DX12 Will you stop mentioning ARK to me. I've never spoke about it (until now), don't know anything about it & don't care to know anything about it. Reply -3
  • grassyknoll 09/02/2016

    @frazzl Actually, I'm saying these articles are unnecessary. Said the same for Halo 5 beta, said the same for this. Not everything is about the platform you dumb twat. Reply -2
  • grassyknoll 09/02/2016

    @I_Am_CatButler @Malek86 For me, it just tells me that's there's a lot of work to be done. I would say 343i's priorities were clear from the outset, Halo 5 was announced as a 60fps game. Reply -5
  • grassyknoll 09/02/2016

    @UncleLou It's clickbate nonsense. Reply -23
  • grassyknoll 09/02/2016

    @DX12 Actually I don't care about Ark & have not talked about it. Anyway, I did make this comment about the Halo 5 beta in July:

    "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."

    http://www.eurogamer.net/articles/digitalfoundry-2015-can-halo-5-deliver-on-its-60fps-promise?page=comments

    I also said this about the Gamescom demo of Halo 5 after DF said there was very little chance of changing code:

    "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!"

    Anything else? I've always found analysis of betas (proper betas that are 6 month from release, not demos) & alpha code pointless.
    Reply -7
  • grassyknoll 09/02/2016

    Analysing performance of a game that's 10 months from release (& this build is most likely far older) is foolish & pointless. Reply -28
  • Amazon launches free game engine Lumberyard

  • grassyknoll 09/02/2016

    @cyberpunk_sprite So have you read this part of Amazon's documentation:

    "If I build a single-player game that uses no cloud connectivity, do I have to pay to use the engine?
    No, in this case you would pay us nothing."

    There is absolutely no reason to pay licencing fees to Crytek for most (not all!) independent studios when Amazon's solution is risk free, you're cutting out a middle man.
    Reply -3
  • grassyknoll 09/02/2016

    @cyberpunk_sprite So you do? Reply -4
  • grassyknoll 09/02/2016

    @cyberpunk_sprite If I run a business & can have hundreds of thousands of pounds, I wouldn't really care. It's only a game engine, not blood diamonds or black market organs. Reply -1
  • grassyknoll 09/02/2016

    @Strite Cryengine is basically dead, why use it when you can get a licence free solution from Amazon? Reply -7
  • Gravity Rush Remastered review

  • grassyknoll 07/02/2016

    @AgentDaleCooper That's what this site is like now. Here's a link for Base, currently 18.69 (at time of posting anyway):

    http://www.base.com/buy/product/gravity-rush-remastered-ps4/dgc-grps4.htm?awc=2694_1454838234_64fd49c0327df2bf5d808cd2c557143f
    Reply -1
  • grassyknoll 05/02/2016

    @AgentDaleCooper It's under 20 from most retailers, Base was 16 out one point with a voucher (unfortunately expired now). Reply +1
  • grassyknoll 05/02/2016

    Gravity Rush is just an absolute joy to just traverse in. Getting from A to B is fun in itself. For me it's one of the best non-Nintendo Nintendo like games going. Reply +6
  • Yakuza Kiwami is the next best thing to a Shenmue remake

  • grassyknoll 07/02/2016

    Probably gonna get negs but the Yakuza games are better than Shenmue anyway. Reply +19
  • Watch six minutes of new Dark Souls 3 footage

  • grassyknoll 04/02/2016

    @Paul_Denton From Software publish their own games in Japan, they set their own timetable for release. Reply +3
  • grassyknoll 04/02/2016

    @KanevilPS_ I had to stop playing the PC version of Dark Soul's because of hacks, it really spoiled my enjoyment (I honestly really never understand the point of cheating in a game, it defeats the purpose & ruins it for others). Reply +7
  • grassyknoll 04/02/2016

    @IronSoldier It's way to early to be dealing with one of your idiotic lists. You've missed the ":eek" at the end. Reply +10
  • grassyknoll 04/02/2016

    @Agarwel_Idiriz I'm talking about gameplay, it doesn't seem dramatically different & I'm unsure why it's being painted as such, just gamers getting angry about something unimportant as usual. Taking assets from other older games (Bloodborne in this case) & placing them in new titles is not something unique to Dark Soul's 3 anyway Reply -4
  • grassyknoll 04/02/2016

    Jesus Christ, it's has if the Soul's games never existed before Bloodborne. If you watch closely you actually noticed it looks just like Dark Soul's or Demon Soul's.

    Eurogamer is just becoming fucking unreadable. Morons already moaning about a six minute video where most of it was spent rolling around in the space the size of a room or firing arrows (it honestly tells you nothing), Ironsoldier going on about something technical as usual, masturbating his ego, (I doubt he even likes games). What a shithole.
    Reply -2
  • Splatoon sells 4m copies, bought by a third of all Wii U owners

  • grassyknoll 02/02/2016

    @LordOcidax Yep I know, I said that. WiiU & Vita are my favourite platforms, doesn't stop them selling poorly or change my opinion of them. Reply +2
  • grassyknoll 02/02/2016

    @Decaf I'm attacking shoddy journalism which this obviously is. The Order 1886 has never had a number officially released bar GFK's 6 month analysis of Europe (January to June 2015). It's quite obvious they've done no research at all & just checked Neogaf (with the qoute earlier). Reply 0
  • grassyknoll 02/02/2016

    @IronSoldier I don't know if you've noticed but I love Nintendo. Splatoon & Bloodborne were my favourite games last year, 2 that you probably never play. Reply -2
  • grassyknoll 02/02/2016

    @SwissTony1994 Everyone calls the Vita a failure. It's such a failure that no one even talks about it anymore. Reply +6
  • grassyknoll 02/02/2016

    @IronSoldier Actually we should be all critical of shoddy clickbate quotes. Passing off something as fact is disgraceful, we as readers deserve better.

    It's no surprise that'll you'd defend it though. Your whole existence on this site evolves around pathetic attention seeking.
    Reply +5
  • grassyknoll 02/02/2016

    @SuperShinobi Eurogamer stole that from the comments section from Neogaf. They know bugger all.

    Quote: "Is it true that Splatoon outsold Bloodborne and The Order combined?"
    Reply +3
  • grassyknoll 02/02/2016

    @globalisateur They don't know that, they literally read it from the comments section of Neogaf and ran with it. Disgusting. Reply -9
  • grassyknoll 02/02/2016

    @Der_tolle_Emil 12.6 million in 3 years is horrible for a console. Reply +4
  • grassyknoll 02/02/2016

    @ubergine Not sure why you're being negged for that, over half of the platforms total software sales are accounted for by ten games:

    https://www.nintendo.co.jp/ir/en/sales/software/wiiu.html
    Reply 0
  • grassyknoll 02/02/2016

    "To put those sales into perspective, Splatoon has so far outmatched PlayStation 4 exclusives The Order and Bloodborne combined."

    You really just make articles around Neogaf threads don't you?

    Anyway, the great thing about Splatoon doing so well is Nintendo take chances on things that don't have Mario in the title. Hopefully we'll see more experimental mechanics & pricing from Nintendo on NX.
    Reply -18
  • New Final Fantasy 15 gameplay reminds us of Metal Gear Solid

  • grassyknoll 01/02/2016

    @Thenybo I really don't understand any of that sentence. Reply -2
  • grassyknoll 01/02/2016

    @Thenybo Final Fantasy has changed all the time, the only reoccurring themes are big production values, hero vs great villain narrative & Moogles / Chocobos. Final Fantasy XIV is a bloody MMO for goodness sake. Reply +8
  • grassyknoll 01/02/2016

    Saw this yesterday, so so many identifiable improvements over Duscae can be spotted straight away: The camera has a far wider view, the combat looks faster & it looks more dynamic. The game is really coming together now, hope it's out in 2016 (a summer / very early autumn would be perfect, before the release of the big Western juggernauts that crush everything). Reply +5
  • Performance Analysis: The Division beta

  • grassyknoll 31/01/2016

    Reading Digital Foundry comments makes my ears bleed. Reply +1