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  • You can spend £8 on a hat in Pokémon Go

  • harryisme 20/02/2017

    Remember the outrage when Bathesda had $2.50 Horse Armour Micro transaction in Oblivion? now 10 years on, $8 for a hat is not even considered out of the norm. Reply +1
  • Horizon Zero Dawn review

  • harryisme 20/02/2017

    So we are an Al(l)oy in in world full of metallic beasts? I can't help but laugh at that.

    I'm not exactly surprised, Guerilla Games do make amazing looking games, and always play well but they don't always resonate with everyone, some people love them, others find them a bit sterile. I've fallen into the latter category a few times.

    So I'm not surprised at all that some reviewers have loved it, and other like EG have enjoyed the game but have not been blown away.
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  • In Theory: How AMD's Ryzen will disrupt the gaming CPU market

  • harryisme 19/02/2017

    Ryzen processors can be overclocked - there are no K chips or equivalent here, which begs the question of what the difference is between X and non-X processors.

    If I was to take a guess the difference between X and non-X chips is the support for XFR. Those who know how to overclock, or not interested in overclocking will go for the regular chipset, but those who are interested in overclocking but unsure on how or just don't want to tweak volage etc could pay the slight premium and get the auto-overclock version.

    I'm really looking forward to this, not only this but Vega as well, this could be AMD's year, both Nvidia and Intel need a wake-up call and having AMD get close to them in performance at a lower price is good for the consumer.

    They made some great strides last year with the crimson drivers that have continued to improve gaming performance of their GPU's, and Vega will hopefully cut the performance per core on their GPU.
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  • Pokémon Go: Best Pokémon with the highest Attack, Defense, HP, Stamina, and overall stats revealed

  • harryisme 16/02/2017

    So I guess Tyranitar will be the go to Gym defender this gen, despite having seven weaknesses. Though if Blissey is as tankey as Chansey, we'll see allot of those in Gyms as well. Reply 0
  • You can now buy Rage digitally on Xbox for the first time

  • harryisme 16/02/2017

    I enjoyed playing Rage, until the end, which was one of the worst i've encountered, so bad I really have no idea what happened after you enter the last area, I do remember feeling really pissed off I could not backtrack, I had one side mission or something to complete and the only way I could do it now was to go through the entire game again. Reply +1
  • PlayStation Now is discontinuing service on PS3, Vita and PlayStation TV

  • harryisme 16/02/2017

    @morikaweb It might not be possible to emulate the PS3 like the 360, for one the Cell processor is much more complicated than the processor inside the 360, and second the GPU is made by Nvidia on the PS3 and AMD for the PS4, where both MS consoles GPU's are made by AMD, so it would be more difficult to port over, that's not even factoring the potential Royalty fees they may have to pay Nvidia to use any API's they provided to Sony. Reply 0
  • harryisme 15/02/2017

    Considering it's streaming service, you'd think they'd want to support as many different devices as they can. I guess the service is not as popular as Sony had hoped. Reply +59
  • Microsoft brings forward E3 2017 Xbox press conference

  • harryisme 16/02/2017

    @raheell9 That will be upto the Developers, I expect we'll see many developers give you two options atleast, one with higher resolutions and the second 1080/60.

    I wonder if MS will make the actual conference longer that their usual 1hr30m, being the first on a Sunday. It would make sense to have a longer conference to give enough time showcase the hardware and games...specially if they are not going to hold a separate launch event for the Scorpio.
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  • Homefront: The Revolution resurfaces, set for big March update

  • harryisme 15/02/2017

    @andrewsqual Are you talking about them unlocking all the characters and adding 60fps support for the Pro? If so they had an article on that in December?

    http://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2016-12-07-big-battleborn-update-unlocks-all-characters-in-bid-to-attract-new-players
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  • This week, Pokémon Go gets its biggest update since launch

  • harryisme 15/02/2017

    Video blocked on Copyright grounds....did Nintendo just have put a copyright strike on their own official video?

    Well about time, though if i'm honest after waiting so long, I'm not as excited to hear the news as I thought I would be...maybe because I was expecting three months ago.
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  • Zelda: Breath of the Wild hard mode, Cave of Trials part of £17.99 season pass

  • harryisme 14/02/2017

    The DLC pack one doesn't sound like it should even be a DLC but a plus mode that unlocks after you complete the game. DLC pack two might be worth it depending on the actual content. On the face of just the details above it doesn't sound like you get £18 worth of additional content.

    It's also really spread out, you could be waiting nearly 9 months to get the second DLC pack, which looks to be where most of the effort is going.
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  • ITV Hub catchup service finally available on Xbox One

  • harryisme 13/02/2017

    TV Hub is the BBC iPlayer equivalent for all the ITV channels - ITV1, ITV2, ITV3, ITV4, CITV and ITVBe, which is a lot of channels to fill with Midsomer Murders repeats.

    Bloody hell I never knew there are so many ITV channels, So is Coronation Street still a thing? I don't think i've watched anything apart from sports on the Tele since Reality TV became a thing. I'll probably download it and never watch it, just like how I bought a TV Antenna for the XBO and yet to plug it in.
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  • Costume Quest TV series to launch on Amazon in 2018

  • harryisme 13/02/2017

    Sounds like a good recipe to succeed as a cartoon, specially the turning into the costumes they wear, they can really play with that if done well. Reply +2
  • Skylanders franchise kept alive, but no new game this year

  • harryisme 10/02/2017

    Well it's not surprising, when Skylander came out it had the market to itself, then along came Disney, then Nintendo and then Lego, so parents had more choice and Activision had competition from more recognised brands, The market is not big enough for four developers to compete over, though Disney did leave the market last year, it's still too crowded.

    In the end Nintendo came out on top with their 'one toy works in multiple games' model, though i'm not sure if Amiibo's are still that popular.
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  • Why Valve has no interest in making console games

  • harryisme 10/02/2017

    Good to see Valve broadening their horizon and dip their toes into game development, but it's not an easy job, they might be better off acquiring a game developer instead. Like those guys that made a highly underrated Half-Life Games, I've heard they are still around and just need that little bit of financial backing to get help them finish their games. A massive online retailer like Valve could really help them go full steam ahead with game development. It would be a win win situation. Reply +6
  • Destiny 2 launches autumn, will be "more accessible to casual players"

  • harryisme 10/02/2017

    I'm not sure how they can make it more accessible to casuals, its arguably already too geared that way, you don't really need to grind, hitting a high enough level is relatively easy, you don't need to do will in PvP to get good hear you just need to not quit and Three of Coins means getting exotic engrams is not that difficult. Reply -3
  • Call of Duty will "return to its roots" after Infinite Warfare sales disappoint

  • harryisme 10/02/2017

    I'm not sure if returning to it's roots will help CoD at the moment, I personally think franchise fatigue is setting in, along with titles like Battlefield 1, Titanfall 2, Overwatch and Destiny chipping away at the userbase by offering them something different to the FPS formula.

    Maybe they should take a break and come back after a couple of years.
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  • Valve is making three "full" VR games

  • harryisme 10/02/2017

    Three games you say? I didn't know Valve did three of anything...you know like reach number three of any of their games, Half-Life 3? Portal 3? Left 4 Dead 3?

    Wait they are developing three games, there are three games that are waiting their third release....Dota 3 Confirmed!!!
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  • Nintendo Switch Puyo Puyo Tetris release date served up

  • harryisme 09/02/2017

    Tetris and Puyo Puyo a lesser remembered battle for supremacy between Nintendo and Sega in the early nineties. Oh the arguments we used to have over which game was better despite non of us having played PuyoPuyo are the time, good times.

    Makes sense to bring this over to the the Switch, I can see it being a game you'd spend your time on the bus playing this while you wait for your stop.
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  • Project Cars 2 officially breaks cover, will support 12K and VR

  • harryisme 09/02/2017

    Wait a minute, I'm confused how can 3 x 4K be 12K when 8K resolution is 4 x 4K? Is this a case of technically 12K because of the number of vertical lines? so it's 2160 x 12,000 or something similar? So Ultra Ultra wide screen.

    I had this image in my head of the game running on 9 x 4K monitors...pretty bonkers.
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  • Pokémon Go Valentine's Day event begins today

  • harryisme 08/02/2017

    Nice, time to get me some Porygon and Chanseys for whenever the second gen pokemon is finally released. Reply 0
  • FIFA YouTuber who ran illegal gambling site addresses controversy

  • harryisme 08/02/2017

    I call BS, he must have known the legal ramifications of this, and was proven to promote it to underage kids. or is he saying he that dumb that he thought just because it's virtual money (that costs real life money to obtain) that he was legally fine?

    Even if that was the case, how about from a moral point of view, he was encouraging, underage kids spend their money and to gamble, even if he thought it was legal, he didn't have an issue with this morally..

    It's sad to see these fans support him, when his only real regret appears to be that he was going some illegal, not that he was doing something morally wrong and trying to screw them over of their parents hard earned cash, maybe these kids should ask their parents what they think of this youtubers actions.
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  • Playground Games opening new studio for non-racing title

  • harryisme 07/02/2017

    With talk of Fable, I bet Playground will be hiring some of the talent that from the former Lionhead studio, so a Fable spiritual successor would not be completely out of the question. If MS trust them with Forza they may even trust them to relaunch the Fable franchise. Reply +1
  • harryisme 07/02/2017

    @captainT They are an independant studio, the game they are making could be PS4 or Xbox Exclusive, even PC or could be multiplatform, we can't assume it's Xbox exclusive just because they've worked with MS in the past. Reply +6
  • harryisme 07/02/2017

    @Auntie_Social *Sigh* just because the studio is independent does not mean they can take an IP owned by another company and use it however they want, they were hired as contractors to build the game, they were being paid by MS to make the game, but the game is still owned by MS.

    I really don't know if these types of comments are trolls or some people genuinely don't understand how this works.
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  • Nintendo Classic Mini NES review

  • harryisme 05/02/2017

    The NES mini does sound really good for the price (shame about the shortages.) well worth the buy once the supply exceeds demand and the prices go down to rrp levels.

    Though I will admit (in the UK atleast) I am surprised how many people want a unit for nostalgia reasons, as a child of the 80's and 90's I don't remember the NES being that successful, I remember the ZX Spectrum, Commodore 64, Amstrad and BBC Micro all being popular with kids but I don't know anyone who owned a NES, Master System yes, but no NES owners, from what I can remember it was the SNES and Gameboy that made Nintendo a household name in the UK, so it's somewhat surprising when you see Brits being nostalgic for a console that for most passed us by.

    The only NES I'd seen in my childhood was the demo unit the local Curry's had, it was cool going there every weekend playing Mario Bros and Duck Hunt.
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  • Johnny and Ian had a fight about Switch - in video form

  • harryisme 05/02/2017

    I'm with Ian on this one, getting the Switch on launch does not make sense, there are just too many question marks right now to really make the jump, specially with the launch line up and the costs of the extra's.

    I'd say at the very least should wait till E3 before deciding, we should see more unannounced games then..hopefully (maybe even Pokemon Stars.) Yeah the PS4 line-up wasn't great either (which is why I sold my launch PS4 and bought it again a year later.) but atleast you knew what you'd be getting with it, you knew the top developers to support it with their AAA titles, with the Nintendo Switch all we know for certain is that Nintendo will support it, and that is enough for some people but for me it's not enough.
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  • Nintendo Switch hands-on tour heads to the UK

  • harryisme 04/02/2017

    It's always London, Birmingham, and Manchester, the rest of the major cities pretty much get ignored most of the time. You have to feel sorry for the top half of Britain, Manchester is on the scale of UK around the half way point, so the top half of the island would have to hope that their local Game *shudder* store gets a demo unit, and judging from their recent actions they'd charge £5 for 15 minutes gameplay. Reply +2
  • European Commission to investigate Valve and five publishers over suspected geo-blocking

  • harryisme 02/02/2017

    @45709 Are you kidding? MS does not stop you from using games you buy in other regions.

    You could go to your MS account, change your address to another country, buy credit from that region and buy games from there, and MS won't block you from using that game when you change region back to the UK. Despite you breaking their terms and conditions.

    Also they no longer region lock their games, so I don't see your point. Yeah there is a price discrepancy, but that's the same on all platforms, but this is about blocking you from playing games you bought in other regions, which MS does not do.
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  • The safest pair of hands in video games

  • harryisme 02/02/2017

    Have always had allot of respect for Sumo Digital since they ported Virtua Tennis on the PSP I believe, it was one of the first times I could remember a third party handled a IP and managed to faithfully capture the core essence of the game.

    You look at their pedigree it's not a surprise, going back all the way to Gremlim, and Infogrames. I was sure Sega would acquire them, it was a no brainer, they had a third party developer that can handle their IP's as well or arguably even better than the original creators.

    I wish them all the best for their new game.
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  • Denuvo responds to lightning quick Resident Evil 7 PC crack

  • harryisme 01/02/2017

    Talking of RE7 on PC, I am surprised EG never mentioned the game being part of Xbox Play Anywhere, for a big third party game like Resident Evil 7 to be part of the plan is big news, yet the news literally went under the radar. Reply +3
  • The race for 4K: how Project Scorpio targets ultra HD gaming

  • harryisme 24/01/2017

    Looking at the dye shot of the XBO's APU, and the dye shrink to 14nm, it doesn't look like the Scorpio's APU will actually that much much bigger than the original XBO chip.

    MS will essentially be using the space they save on the ESRAM to stuff more GPU cores inside. So a $400 launch price is not completely out of the question.
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  • Super Bomberman R for Nintendo Switch costs £50, Konami says

  • harryisme 19/01/2017

    £50 for Bomberman? Maybe 20 years ago during the early N64/PS1 days, but with the current market where there are games like Rocket League and Minecraft selling for under £20 that is expensive. It will probably come with a season pass and microtransactions too.

    This article did answer one question I had when the game was announced, and that was who owned the ip now that HudsonSoft is no more...it had to be Konami, Considering their recent stance on game I'm surprised this isn't a FTP Mobile phone game or at Pachinko game.
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  • Here's our first look at Xbox One's new Guide

  • harryisme 17/01/2017

    Finally a single press not taking me to the home screen, still prefer the blades frm the 360, but i'll take this over the bloody double press that half the time didn't press fast enough and ended up at the home screen.

    Yeah it means I have to relearn my way around the UI again, but it's constantly improving, compared to the god awful Kinect friendly original the Xbox UI is so much better now.
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  • Microsoft announces inflatable Xbox One controller for your pool

  • harryisme 17/01/2017

    @JamesSwiftDay What did you not read about the Apple store price increase? We get inflated prices, they get inflatable Controllers....where is the justice in the world?!?!? Reply +3
  • harryisme 17/01/2017

    First the Onesies and now this, Xbox Australia really know how to have fun. Reply +7
  • Brexit blamed for incoming UK App Store price rise

  • harryisme 17/01/2017

    @MrTummyGiggles No that would be their own decline in the Value in their Currency, the Indian Rupee took a massive dump after they scrapped the 500 and 1000 rupees in circulation, and I'm guessing the unrest in Turkey has not helped it's economy. Reply +5
  • harryisme 17/01/2017

    Not a surprise really, I expected this to happen a couple of months ago, when the £1 was below $1.3US. After you factor in VAT we are not really paying any more than the US here, the current exchange rate is £1 = $1.22, and if the exchange rate continues on it's current path I expect we'll see bigger price increases. Reply +4
  • Nintendo Switch's bundled Joy-Con grip doesn't charge controllers

  • harryisme 16/01/2017

    Another dumb move from Nintendo, I mean why add a recharge circuit to a unit you are charging £75 for when you can charge a further £28 for the privilege? First you need access to a mobile phone to voice chat and now this. I wouldn't be surprised if they release a grip with a charging port and a headphone port for £45 as well. Reply +2
  • Switch clicks in the hands, but on paper, it's in trouble

  • harryisme 15/01/2017

    @kraenk12 The Switch is a Nvidia shield with a screen, and that retails for $200, and you know Nvidia is making a healthy profit on each unit sold. So Nintendo could have launched at the $250 price point if they wanted.

    I'm not even talking about the UK price as I know that has been affected by the weak £, I base my arguments on the US$ as that is the base price usually.

    Another potential problem Nintendo could face is convincing the handheld owners that paying $60 for a game is a good deal when they are used to paying almost half that, the games might be full home console quality, but if we need to think of it as a powerful handheld that also can be connected to the TV, then the price of the games need to be considered as well, and for handhelds $35 is the max you pay, and the extra $25 might be too much for most.
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  • harryisme 15/01/2017

    @kraenk12 One major flaw in your argument, the 3DS was deemed too expensive, and Nintendo had to cut the price by almost a third five months after launch to revive sales, so according to your own argument, the Switch is too expensive.

    Plus the 3DS had a better launch line up than the Switch.
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  • harryisme 14/01/2017

    I was having my doubts about the console, but my opinion was slowly changing with the hype that was being created before hand, and the rumours of the Pokemon Stars game made me consider a purchase by the end of the year if the price was right...But then I saw the reveal and the game lineup and I doubted even Pokemon Stars will convince me of a purchase.

    Now that people have had an actual hands on with the unit, I have to ask how portable is it? Would I be be able to carry it around in my Jeans or Jacket pocket or will it require a carry case?

    It's baffling how Nintendo managed to mess this up so much, they had four years of seeing where the Wii U failed, and even more year of seeing the Wii struggling in it's latter years, yet they didn't seem to learn, and now they run the risk of not only having a failing console but have the console put of their current 3DS owners, and end up losing not only their home console but their handheld console market share as well.
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  • UK online shop says it will honour £198.50 Nintendo Switch pre-orders

  • harryisme 13/01/2017

    £80K does sounds like allot but considering they got the money upfront, and normally you buy on Credit, so that will be roughly six months of them having that extra cashflow to invest elsewhere and make money elsewhere so that loss will not be as bad as it sounds, and it's very likely that many of the 1000 buyers will order a game or controller from them for launch as well so that that will reduce losses further. Reply +2
  • Nintendo's precarious reveal runs risk of Switching off fans

  • harryisme 13/01/2017

    @rep- That's £20 price difference between the Wii U and Switch version, not sure if that price is a placeholder or not. Reply +1
  • harryisme 13/01/2017

    How much are the games themselves? Will games that are on bigger cartridges cost more? Will moving to Cartridges increase the price of games, a Disc based games cost pennies to make, it can't be the same for Cartridges, Will Nintendo charge a further premium to developers for the Cartridges, as well as the typical license fee? Will this drive the cost of the average game up beyond the £55 rrp?

    32GB? That's paltry, Nintendo could easily have included 64GB and it would have barely added anything to the BOM cost.
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  • The Nintendo Switch paid online service doesn't sound great

  • harryisme 13/01/2017

    Um....so you need a app on your phone to get voice chat, but you also need a mobile phone with a app installed to gain access to that feature? I'm guessing this is due to Nintendo's 'Won't somebody think about the children' approach? Afterall who else would think such a convoluted way to talk online was a good idea?

    How am I meant to hear the game audio and voice chat at the same time? Will I need to wear earphones and headphone at the same time to get that experience? Also will this mean if you own a Apple or (if the rumours are true) a Galaxy S8 you will need to buy an expensive wireless headset?

    I don't even know what to say about the one months rental for a NES or SNES game. I'm just hoping that this entire article is down to some lost in Translation, and Nintendo really meant the app is for voice chat when you are in portable mode away from Wi-Fi, and you can keep the classics for as long as you are a subscriber.
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  • Nintendo Switch out 3rd March for £279.99

  • harryisme 13/01/2017

    Actually if you take out the VAT, it works out we are paying around $15.40 less than the US. Might be the first ever console launched in History where the Price is GBP (Excluding VAT) works out cheaper.

    Still too expensive for what it does, which is still sort of not really well explained, is it a portable console, is it a regular console, is it even a console at all, one of the games shown didn't even use the screen.
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  • Nintendo Switch reveal live report

  • harryisme 13/01/2017

    Yes finally a reason to buy the WiiU. Reply 0
  • harryisme 13/01/2017

    For a reveal I almost feel like I didn't learn anything new. Maybe it's me but so far the Switch line up looks worst than the WiiU launch line up. Reply 0
  • harryisme 13/01/2017

    So so far, Sega came to tell us they are thinking of making games, Bathesda is bringing a five year old game and Suda51 just came to tell us he has an idea for a game, oh EA so Fifa I guess? Reply 0