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  • AMD reveals HBM: the future of graphics RAM technology

  • harryisme 20/05/2015

    @GAmbrose According to rumours the 390x will have two versions, one with 4GB and another running in dual channel with 8GB. That should make it a good card for 4K gaming, specially if the other rumours of the specs are also true. Reply 0
  • Decrypting the new Destiny: House of Wolves trailer

  • harryisme 22/04/2015

    The ability to reforge weapons and upgrade old legendary weapons, two features that you don't need the expansion for and probably the most exciting announcement. My Devil you know will finally become relevant again

    The Prison of Elders could be interesting, but being limited to three players is dissapointing.
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  • HTC One M9 review

  • harryisme 20/04/2015

    I'm dissapointed with the M9, the design is too similar to m8 to make it stand out next to it's older brother, and considering the M8 was a small design upgrade of the M7 this makes it more dissapointing.

    However I can live with the design choices as the phone looks really good so it's not a big sacrifice to make, the two area's the phone is most dissapointing is the camera that dispite being a 20mp sensor doesn't compare to the other flagship phones and the Snapdragon 810. This SoC doesn't appear to offer a big performance boost to be worth the upgrade.

    If I was to choose between this and the M8, I'd probably go for the M8 as it is cheaper and the performance difference does not appear to be that great...the recently announced (asia only) M9+ looks like a much better option, shame there are no plans to release that phone here.
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  • Star Ocean 5 in development for PlayStation 4, PS3

  • harryisme 14/04/2015

    Great news, I really enjoyed the last hope, specially the fight mechanics. Reply +1
  • Don Mattrick leaves Zynga

  • harryisme 09/04/2015

    Bugger, that means he's now available. Let's hope no Console/PC games publisher get it in their head that it's a good idea to hire him. He's going to Canada, let's hope he hasn't set his eyes on Ubisoft, not even they deserve that fate, dispite their recent practices fitting right within Don's style.

    Also how does a company like Zynga that make mobile games that don't look like they cost much to make, manage to make a annual loss of over $200 Million?
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  • "He suddenly became incredibly sullen, angry and frustrated. He was 10"

  • harryisme 02/04/2015

    @Histeria Yeah I did some voluntary work at a Primary school last year, and I had children aged 7 years old telling me how they were playing GTAV.

    Violent games from our childhood are nothing compared to games of today, when I was a kid Mortal Kombat was considered too violent, but that is nothing compared to games of today. I had to drum it into my sisters and brothers not to allow their kids access to these games atleast until they are in High School, even then limit their access, but it's not easy, parents think too highly of their kids sometimes, 'My child is responsible enough to understand the difference between game and real life violence.' I had to drill it into their head it had nothing to do with being responsible it's about desensitising them.

    With games like Gangster on ipad it's even easier for kids to play violent games now. I don't think reporting to authorities is the way, but parents need to be made aware of the potential damage these games can cause.
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  • The PC version of Dead or Alive 5 Last Round launches on Steam without key features

  • harryisme 30/03/2015

    I wish I'd known about this before I pre-ordered last Thursday, though it did only cost me £16 after using GMG credit and discount. Still very dissapointed I need to stop letting nostalgia dictate my pre-ordering of games, specially Japanese developed games for PC. What's the point of single player DoA?

    I still haven't recieved the steam keys either, you'd think pre-ordering the game would get you the game on time atleast. So much for preloading for day one gameplay.
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  • Destiny item comparison sacrificed for expanded vaults on last-gen

  • harryisme 27/03/2015

    Was hoping they'd increase vault storage more than the planned amount, and moved it to the airship instead of in the tower, would make my life so much easier. This will have to do for now I guess.

    The game has become stale recently, specially as Xur has sold the three weapons I wanted these past three weeks. There really is no reason to continue playing anymore.
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  • Making sense of Steam's refund policy

  • harryisme 20/03/2015

    @Mr-Writer While Origin itself it not that great EA has much better customer support than Valve, it's a well known fact that Valve's CS is one of it's worst, I believe a NA Customer service rating service gave them an F in that setion a couple of weeks ago, and Valves reply was pretty much, 'we only care if it's on Reddit.' So basically they will only deal with complaint where the consumer makes an issue about it online, and forces their hand otherwise they don't care.

    Don't get me wrong I love the service Valve provide, but their customer service is probably one of the worst around.
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  • PlayStation Now closed beta begins this spring in UK

  • harryisme 17/03/2015

    While it is good to see services like these being introduced, until we see ISP's stop throttling connection speeds at peak times, these sort of services will never gain the type of traction they need to be successful.

    Sony also need to update the Wi-fi of the PS4, 2.4Ghz is old, and they need to have 5Ghz and if possible MiMo Wi-fi to make best use of this service. As it is the connection between the PS4 and the router will be a bottleneck for many of us.
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  • Nintendo NX is "new hardware with a brand new concept"

  • harryisme 17/03/2015

    @Guy.J. Don't worry there is still time ;) P.O.O. Play with Ourselves, with Others. Reply 0
  • People behind APB Reloaded buy Hawken

  • harryisme 16/03/2015

    Whatever happened to Hawkens? It was touted as the next big thing, everytime I saw a preview or on-hands account they were always gushing over it, and with the announcement of Occulus, it looked like a great mix.

    Then Titanfall got announced and it was like they all stopped reporting on this game, and it felt like it just disappeared overnight. Which is a shame because it really does look like a fun game, and with the right exposure could build a good userbase for itself. Though I'm not sure about the direction it will take with the new owners.
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  • Looks like Destiny is finally getting more vault space

  • harryisme 13/03/2015

    @telboy007 I don't think it's a troll, I think the fact someone so accurately predicted the Weekly Nighfall/Heroic and Xur, it forced their hand and they had to change Xur's gear to stop any further embaressment, they claimed it was all RnG yet someone managed to 100% accurately predict it.

    The fact that the Red Death finally became available also suggests their hand was forced as that weapon has never appeared on sale before now, and many people had called them up on it.
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  • harryisme 13/03/2015

    @telboy007 Did they or did the Data Miners force them to change the gear Xur was selling? That is if that is what you are talking about.

    Extra vault space is cool, and couldn't come sooner, I'm getting tired of juggling my gear around because the vault is full.
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  • Dead Rising: Watchtower comes to Xbox a week early

  • harryisme 13/03/2015

    @GuruLarry Well they all can't be as thorough as you are for your YouTube videos Mr Larry can they? Reply +1
  • harryisme 13/03/2015

    @GuruLarry Because Jeffrey Matulef is the US based news editor, so he probably doesn't know about the Crackle app not being available in the UK? Reply 0
  • Atlus announces tactical RPG Lost Dimension for PS3 and Vita

  • harryisme 12/03/2015

    Well anything from Atlus is usually worth keeping an eye on, though I am confused why SEGA are not publishing this game, they own the studio surely it would be more profitable for them to self publish the game as well. Reply 0
  • Cross-buy and wireless Xbox One controller play coming to PC

  • harryisme 05/03/2015

    Cross-buy between PC and XBO? Now that is pretty darn cool, though this would entirely be dependant on how the game would activate on the PC. The MS PC storefront does not exactly have the best reputation, so despite sounding great on paper, MS has allot of work to do on the PC side to make this attractive for the PC gamer.

    The wireless dongle is a welcome addition, hopefully it will allow audio streaming through the controller as well, that would clear up so many cables for me.
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  • Report: Phil Harrison is leaving Microsoft

  • harryisme 05/03/2015

    Considering many of us were surprised he got hired at MS in the first place after the mess he made of the PS3 launch, I doubt many fans will really miss him. I will admit I misread and thought Phil Spencer and got worried, because unlike Mr Harrison, Spencer has driven the company in the right direction.

    Hopefully like Mattrick his next endevour will be on the mobile games platform, that way he won't influence the games I actually care for.
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  • Elite: Dangerous confirmed for Xbox One

  • harryisme 04/03/2015

    Can't say it's that surprising, Frontier seem to have a good working relationship with MS, they've already made Zoo Tycoon and Screamride on the Xbox One for MS, making this the third game for the console from the studio.

    It will be interesting to see if this game stays XBO Console exclusive or if it will also be ported to the PS4, though I have a feeling that MS are considering buying the developer.
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  • New Street Fighter 5 video introduces Charlie

  • harryisme 25/02/2015

    @Lin Yeah I've always wondered this, as well, while I prefer the Western Names for the Charactors, because M.Bison sounds more appropriate for a Final boss than Balrog, I'd assumed the M stood for Master.

    Also to back your words, Balrog (according to Wiki) is from Tolkiens work, and are demons of terror, which is just what M.Bison (Vega) is.
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  • Microsoft investigating PC to Xbox One streaming

  • harryisme 22/01/2015

    I'm surprised how many people in the comments don't seem to get this, yet when Valve announced their plans for their own OS and the Steambox everyone was all over it. This is essentially the same thing.

    I'm looking forward to this, if it works the way it's supposed to then it would be a nice additional feature to have.
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  • Microsoft HoloLens is a new AR headset computer

  • harryisme 21/01/2015

    So this is what happened to that VR headset idea that was leaked alongside other Xbox One details back in 2012.

    It's certainly an interesting idea, seems to be somewhere between the Occulus Rift and Google Glass.
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  • Bungie gifts Destiny players a legendary weapon from an unknown benefactor

  • harryisme 07/01/2015

    I just want a good legendary Hand Canon, or if not that I'd be happy with a Void damage Sniper rifle. Reply 0
  • Linx 8 review - exploring the sub-£100 Windows tablet experience

  • harryisme 06/01/2015

    I managed to snag the 10" model when Staples had it on offer for £79.99 as it comes with 2GB of RAM, so far not had any issues with the tablet and the OS runs well. While it was never going to be a powerhouse, but for the price it's a bargain.

    My biggest gripe would be the lack of full USB ports, you only get the one MicroUSB port.
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  • Ninja Theory's Devil May Cry hits PS4 and Xbox One next year in 60fps and 1080p

  • harryisme 15/12/2014

    So much for thinking after 2014, the obsession with rereleases would end, but I guess I mistaken. Reply +1
  • Destiny: The Dark Below review

  • harryisme 15/12/2014

    @bemani I've been wondering the same thing, when EG did an article about the prices of the new Telltale Games being higher on PSN compared to XBL, I thought they'd do the same here, but no.

    This is something that the consumers need to be made aware of, otherwise Next year Activision will do the same with the CoD DLC, and then EA will pick up on it, and then Ubi, and within a couple of years all DLC will be $1=£1 again. I might sound overdramatic, but you just have to look at DLC prices for CoD, $10 was the standard, then Acti put it up to $15, and because consumers paid that price and everyone else followed. suit.
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  • Why are Game of Thrones and Tales from the Borderlands more expensive on PS4 than on Xbox One?

  • harryisme 04/12/2014

    This is good, we need more articles like this pointing out price discrepencies like this.

    Now how about an article about the Destiny Expansion pack being so much more expensive here in the UK than the US? $35 should not equal £35 in the current climate. As far as I can tell no gaming site seems to be bothered taking up the issue with Activision on the matter.
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  • The Crew is broken - but packed with potential

  • harryisme 03/12/2014

    The Crew is broken - but packed with potential

    Replace 'The Crew' with any of the other Ubi games released over the past few weeks and that statement would still hold true.
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  • Escape Dead Island review

  • harryisme 29/11/2014

    Why did Deep Silver feel the need to release this game when Dead Island two is due out April 2015? Were they worried they wouldn't be able to meet demand for DI2 so they released this game to reduce our expectations?

    When I first saw this I thought it was a small digital only game, so was quite surprised to see this on the shelves of Asda.
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  • Performance Analysis: Grand Theft Auto 5

  • harryisme 18/11/2014

    I'm surprised DF got the XBO version before the PS4 version, I would have thought with the cross promotion with the PS4, the review copies sent out would be for that console. Probably a good thing if the game runs fine on XBO then the PS4 should have less issues.

    I completely forgot the game came out today, I knew 18th November, but I'm so used to Friday releases I was thinking the release was still three days away.
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  • 2.44GB Destiny update goes live

  • harryisme 17/11/2014

    Fixed an issue in which players did not receive Bounty or Mission credit when assisting in the killing of a Walker or Vex Cyclops

    Hopefully this means, when you get the kill three Walkers mission you don't have to hope and prey you get the last shot in for it to register as your kill, and not end up having to reload and someone else taking the kill. That should have been fixed weeks ago.

    But darn 2.5GB but on the bright side Finally previewing shaders and more shaders to buy, not sure why I'm getting excited though, only played the game once this past three weeks.
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  • Assassin's Creed: Unity launch beats Black Flag's in UK chart

  • harryisme 17/11/2014

    @Malek86 Halo It came in third, It might not look that great but when you consider the two games that outsold it were CoD and AC, both bigger franchises and multiplatform, it's pretty good.

    Also I wouldn't be surprised if the digital sales for the game were quite high, Halo, (as well as other MS published games) sell for £45 on XBL, which matches the retail prices.
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  • Digital Foundry: Hands-on with GeForce Grid

  • harryisme 16/11/2014

    Well if Destiny has taught me anything, it is that being dependant on a Internet connection for gaming sucks. Server issues, ISP issues, family members watching Youtube etc all make for some pretty dreadful gaming experiences.

    This sounds very nice on paper but the number of variables that I'd need to take into consideration when I want to game via a streaming service is too many. I'd pretty much be relegated to playing after midnight, I'm on VM and between 6 and 10 where they throttle speeds, and the number of devices connected on my home network using the internet at that time would not make great conditions for a good gaming experience, and I can pretty much forget gaming on the weekend.
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  • Far Cry 4 map editor doesn't support competitive multiplayer

  • harryisme 14/11/2014

    @lucky_jim Well EA have been so quiet this year. Looks like Ubi has decided to take the position left by EA as most hated games publisher,. Reply +1
  • Far Cry 4 review

  • harryisme 14/11/2014

    The way game reviews go up and the embargos on them, you can pretty much tell how good a game is (from most developers) just by seeing how close to release date the reviews are published online.

    AC: Unity was a buggy mess so sites were not allowed to publish reviews until 12pm on day of release, Far Cry 4 is much better, so the reviews can go up five days before launch.
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  • Xbox One has sold in almost 10m units to retailers

  • harryisme 13/11/2014

    @Pasco_ How much do you pay for a Game? Because I usually pay around £40 for a new game, but you see the rrp for new console game in the UK is around £55. So why am I not paying this price? Because of competition, retailers know we have choices so they cut prices to get us to buy from them over the competitor.

    It's the same with the game industry, If Microsoft left the console market tomorrow, that will leave us the consumers with limited choice, we can either buy a PS4, or choose the much less powerful Wii U, (or PC but allot of people are still put of PC Gaming.) This would give the power to Sony, they could (not saying they would do that but no real threat would mean they could) say that all games will require Online DRM, cost £80 each, and have you'll need to buy a expensive proprietory HDD, and if you want to continue gaming you'd have no choice, because you would have no real alternative.

    MS and Nintendo just being competitors is not enough, they need to be strong competition, if they are not a genuine threat to their market share, Sony will not consider tham a threat, do you think either of the three looked at the OUYA and thought that they had competition? No they looked at it, analysed it, realised the business will fail and let it implode.

    We need strong competition in the industry to continue getting the best value for us as a consumer. If they know they have our money they'll just get lazy (Look at CoD, Fifa and AC) and we can say goodbye to good exclusives and all we'll get is same old annual releases. It's one of the reason te games industry almost sank in the 80's Atari had no real competition, so they kept on releasing crappy games with little effort, the consumers eventually got tired it almsot sank the entire industry. Because there was no real alternative, consumers had a choice Atari or nothing, they chose nothing.
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  • harryisme 12/11/2014

    Good to see, no matter what fanboys from either side say, we need a strong competitive environment to get the best prices and continued investment in new games. Hopefully we see strong sales from all the three platforms this holiday season, even the Nintendo WiiU, with games like Mario Kart 8 and Super Smash Bros, Nintendo seem to be turning things around. Reply +53
  • Patrice Désilets opens a new Montréal-based studio

  • harryisme 13/11/2014

    @Vic_Vinegar He was the Creative Director for the first two AC games, and I beleive Brotherhood feofre he left Ubi for he first time, So he's made the good AC games.

    The 1666 project was something he was working at THQ before it went bankrupt, and then the studio was bought by Ubisoft, that took ownership of the IP, fired him, and then cancelled the project, We still don't know why, but knowing Ubi it will probably show up as another AC type game soon.

    I am sure there is still plenty of creativity left in him.
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  • Halo: The Master Chief Collection matchmaking fix due today

  • harryisme 12/11/2014

    @marcgiu These are the same fans 'who would spent days connected to the servers just to make sure the Halo 2 Server could not be turned off.'

    Halo has some serious hardcore fans.
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  • Halo 5: Guardians multiplayer beta is 720p, 60fps

  • harryisme 11/11/2014

    For a game still a year away from release, 720p is fine, I'd rather they concentrate on maintaining the 60fps at this point rather than the 1080p, that can come later.

    Hopefully they can get that upto 1080p or atleast that wierd resolution Halo 2 Anniversery runs at before launch.
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  • Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare outsells COD: Ghosts in UK

  • harryisme 10/11/2014

    The thing is though as much as I'd like to say the CoD bubble is slowly leaking air, the real test will be next year when Treyarch release their game next year. If Treyarch don't succeed in increasing sales then we can say for certain that CoD really is on a downward slope. Reply +1
  • Blizzard details Overwatch, its upcoming competitive first-person shooter

  • harryisme 08/11/2014

    So between, WoW, CoD, Destiny, Diablo, Skylanders, Heartstone and now Overwatch....Activision might as well be printing money now.

    I might dislike Activision more than any other publisher (including EA) because of their business models, but there is no denying they've made some really smart business decisions over the year. CoD it still a cash cow, aquiring rights to Bungies game is another cash cow for the, and Blizzard aquisition paid for itself, no matter how many billions it cost them, probably have a fanbase within the PC community only second to Valve in popularity.
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  • Kingdom Hearts HD 2.5 Remix Collector's Edition adds 1.5 Remix

  • harryisme 06/11/2014

    £80 I paid £25 for Day One Edition of 1.5, I know 2.5 doesn't cost £55, so that must be one expensive plushie. Reply +1
  • Iwata: Nintendo "must consider" ending region locking

  • harryisme 03/11/2014

    Couldn't come up with this revelation a few weeks ago when the new 3DS was released in Japan?

    Well it's good to see Nintendo no matter how slowly are being dragged in the modern era. Seriously Region Locking a Home Console is one thing but a Handheld? Even Nintendo knew that made no sense, but for some reason they decided to lock regions when the 3DS came out.
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  • Super Smash Bros. 3DS players getting hit by 136-year online bans

  • harryisme 03/11/2014

    The penalties appear to have been doled out by a bug in Nintendo's automated anti-griefer technology, which was designed to penalise anyone aggressively targeting a specific player during group matches.

    Seems like developers don't like players using tactics to win, Bungie patched their game the other week to stop players from using a successful team tactic, and now Nintendo doesn't want you to use a tactic of targeting one player.

    Edit: I like how the timer appears to count down the seconds until you are free of your 137 year long ban.
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  • Death to the mini-map

  • harryisme 01/11/2014

    I would be seriously lost without a minimap in open world games, I've had moment when I haven't paid attention to the mini-map in certain games and gone round in a full circle. While my sense of direction in the real world is pretty good, in games I totally suck. Reply 0
  • Smaller, cheaper, cooler Xbox One processor in development

  • harryisme 31/10/2014

    @iceytoa1 The 360 was rushed out of the door to beat the PS3, the XBO was designed to be a always one multimedia player, I don't expect the XBO to suffer many hardware issues.

    Though if the unit is small enough it might be worth updating just for the extra space, but either way I wouldn't expect this for another 12 months, AMD will likely test this on their next gen GPU's and then CPU's before moving to the XBO and PS4 SoCs.
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  • Sega role-player Valkyria Chronicles announced for PC

  • harryisme 30/10/2014

    We are seeing a few of these older Japanese games being ported over to PC, I wonder if this is how Devs in Japan are getting used to the PC platform and we'll be seeing more PC versions of newer Japanese in the future?

    That would be great news.
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  • Here's what's in Destiny's The Dark Below expansion

  • harryisme 30/10/2014

    Apparently Bungie and Activision seem to think $19.99 equals £19.99. Sad to see the digital copy of Halo Collection will cost you only a Tenner more than the season pass (consisting of only two DLC packs) for Destiny.

    This is the first time ive seen it on a digital release, the prices are usually pretty fair when converted to GBP with the exception of full retail releases.

    Edit: I completely forgot how Exclusive deal with Sony means XB owners get screwed on content with DLC not just the original retail release.
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