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  • Pokémon Go celebrates Halloween by flooding self with yet more Zubats, Drowzees

  • harryisme 25/10/2016

    Shame they didn't include Abra's in the increased event. I'll take the extra candy though, who knows might get enough candy to finally do some new evolution's. Reply 0
  • harryisme 24/10/2016

    Then maybe for Christmas they can flood us with Ice type Pokemon, then maybe I can finally get a decent Lapras and Draganite. Valentines could be Fairy Type, and for Easter increase rare pokemon hatch rates?

    Well I wouldn't mind another Gengar, Drowzee and Zubats can disappear for all I care.

    BTW is there a new update rolling out? My nephews Pokemon Go shows a different colour for the different KM eggs.
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  • GAME charges people to try PlayStation VR in its shops

  • harryisme 24/10/2016

    So basically they are charging you to test drive a product they want to sell you? Can you imagine if you took a car for a test drive and after half an hour you were given a bill for £50? You'd tell them to bugger off.

    I wouldn't even be surprised if these units were supplied by Sony for Demo purposes in the first place. Scummy move and doesn't make much business sense, you are not going to build much costumer loyalty when you charge them to try a product they are interested in buying.
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  • Nintendo refuses to say whether Switch has a touchscreen

  • harryisme 21/10/2016

    I expect a touchscreen, though it might not be a heavily used feature in gaming, with the exception of menus etc.

    If Nintendo hope for success they need to have that option available for apps etc. You can't sell a game console that only plays games, it needs to be able to stream videos and surf the Internet etc, and people are used to the touchscreen to navigate on a portable device, removing that feature would have a negative impact on user experience.

    Infact Nintendo should allow Nvidia's Gforce Now feature on the device, it would be a great selling point, a unit that could play Nintendo games, and also stream games from your PC or Nvidia's game service.
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  • Outside Xbox branches out with new channel Oustide Xtra

  • harryisme 19/10/2016

    Oustide Xtra?

    Who let Mike near the keyboard?
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  • Cuphead delayed until mid next year

  • harryisme 13/10/2016

    While visually the game looks amazing,the gameplay aspects of the game we've seen so far looks a bit naff. Hopefully this extra development time can be spent making the game fun. Reply 0
  • Tales of Berseria finally has a western release date

  • harryisme 10/10/2016

    @Fourfoldroot I'd say Graces was my second favourite, My favourite by far is Vesperia, I love the graphics, the story, the charactors, and the post game extra's. I still have my fingers crossed that the PS3 Version will get a Western release someday. Reply 0
  • harryisme 10/10/2016

    Hopefully this brings the game is better than the last one, not sure what it was about Zesteria that did not appeal to me, I think the lackluster protagonist might have something to do with it.

    As for the Collectors Edition, if it's anything like the previous collections from Namco, the European version will be more expensive, will have less content, and the soundtrack will be MP3's instead of a Audio CD.

    Their Twitter account has confirmed the worldwide Steam and European release for January 27th.
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  • Samsung KU6400 4K TV review

  • harryisme 08/10/2016

    @saispag Or it could be with the release of the Xbox One S with UHD Blu Ray and HDR support and the PS4 Pro with 4K and HDR support, EG figured their reader base might be looking into purchasing an affordable 4K TV with HDR and low input lag.

    I'm pleased EG are doing this, it's a nightmare trying to find a decent TV with low Input lag.
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  • Super Mario Bros. speedrunner sets seemingly impossible world record

  • harryisme 07/10/2016

    Just under 4m 57s...Bloody hell, it takes me longer than that to get from boot up of my Xbox, to the Tower in Destiny. Reply +7
  • Sony PlayStation VR review

  • harryisme 05/10/2016

    VR is definitely something I want to experience on a console or PC atleast once, but there still has not been that as the review says a killer app that nails the 'This is why' for the platform.

    It was the same thing with the Kinect and the Wii's motion controls, after then initial hype surrounding the tech, and people had their fun with them at parties. the long term use for the tech in gaming was questioned, and one that most developers never found the answer for. So far with VR it appears short bite size experiences seem to be what developers are concentrating on, but that's only going to hold up for so long before people get tired and considering the entry point for the tech, that's allot of money to pay for bitesize experiences.

    We've already seen a massive dip in VR headset sales on the PC platform. I hope someone find a solution soon, as VR does look like a genuine viable platform to drive gaming forward, but at it's current state, I don't see it being anywhere near the Multi-Billion industry analysts are predicting it will be in a few years.
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  • Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare + Modern Warfare Remastered = 130GB - minimum

  • harryisme 05/10/2016

    So basically if you have not purchased a bigger hard drive already. If you just want to play Modern Warfare Remastered, be prepared to pay for a full price game you won't play, and a (Internal for PS4 and External for XBO) Hard Drive.

    So roughly £120 to play the game.
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  • Destiny: Rise of Iron review

  • harryisme 04/10/2016

    The story element in the Rise of Iron is a big step back compared to last year, where Oryx felt like a real threat, and finally defeating him even in the single player campaign felt satisfying, the whole SIVA storyline just doesn't have the same impact, and seriously who is that not as amusing as Cayde, Cayde Wannabe? He just pops up in this expansion and I have no idea what his story is.

    Oh and definitely agree its a grind fest, and not even an enjoyable one. First complete quests to get to light level 340, then grind Heroic Strikes to get to 365, then level up factions and do the Raid to get to 385. and finally collect exotics to fuse to get to 400.

    The expansion has it's moments, but more often than not you feel they are relying on nostalgia to blindside us on a lacking expansion that should probably have been £14.99.
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  • FIFA 17 breaks series' launch week sales record

  • harryisme 03/10/2016

    That's not surprising at all considering the bundle offers with the game, from the PS4 regular with a copy of Fifa 17 for £150, to Xbox One S with Fifa 17 for £199 from Tesco. Reply 0
  • Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare disc required to play Modern Warfare Remastered

  • harryisme 03/10/2016

    So basically this is a way to make sure those who planned to buy the game for Modern Warfare, and then planned to get rid of their copy of Advanced Warfare have no choice but to keep their unwanted copy of the new game. Reply +3
  • Bungie shuts down Destiny's long-running Omnigul exploit

  • harryisme 30/09/2016

    I never used this exploit, but was tempted. I'm PvE player (who doesn't do the Raid) so the grind to level up is a pain. And for some reason when I do get a Legendary engram decrypt as a Artifact it's always 351, despite me being level 356. I thought Legendary gear was meant to decrypt at a higher level than you were until you hit the max level. Reply +2
  • Battleborn will be free to play soon - report

  • harryisme 30/09/2016

    'Pitchford later confirmed that this trial version would not be time-limited, and could be used as a way to play the game for free and then pay for extra things as you progress.'
    Is that not what FTP is?

    I saw this for a £10 yesterday at CEX, thought about it, then figured it will be going FTP soon so probably not worth it.
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  • Destiny 2 will launch for PC, characters may be left behind - reports

  • harryisme 28/09/2016

    I thought the gear and character stays with you throughout the entire Destiny campaign. Atleaast that was the impression Bungie gave when promoting the game. Can't remember if they actually said it outright as it's been a few years since it was announced.

    I'm not exactly sure how I feel about leaving not just my character but all my gear behind. I still have my year one Exotics and favourite weapons in my vault because I thought they'd be with me throughout the games 10 year cycle. If I knew that they would be scrapped after the sequel I would have saved myself allot of Vault management problems and just dismantled the whole lot.

    I understand Bungies reasoning, it makes perfect sense to leave everything behind for the sequel, that way newcomers would not find jumping into the game as daunting and Bungie can go forward with a clean slate without worrying about legacy issues, working towards making the game better with a better engine and game mechanics.

    However this is my character that I've spent over a thousand hours on, I've been grinding for hours to get certain exotics, spent hours in the crucible playing PvP (something I hate) to complete quests. and I'd be lying if I said I was fine with leaving it behind.
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  • The push and pull of Destiny's microtransactions

  • harryisme 28/09/2016

    @Gizmopop the preorder bonus was for the black and silver skin, the one Eververse is selling is the same colour scheme as the classic design.

    I ordered the expansion myself so I have the bonus sparrow, but I do like the look with original colour palette, and wouldn't mind adding it to my collection. I know i'm not the only one who would like it either, though there is no chance i'm paying that kind of money for it.
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  • harryisme 27/09/2016

    @SalarymanDaishi It's not a Little more, specially that Gallarwing. 75 Silver Dust would require spending around $30 on Silver to buy Radiant Packages that you then need to dismantle all the ornaments you receive to get enough Silver Dust to buy. That's not exactly a little more. However that is upto the user to spend their money or not. I'm old school and for me a micro-transaction is the 10p I paid for credits to play Street Fighter 2 in the arcades. Reply +2
  • Microsoft on Project Scorpio, PS4 Pro marketing and Xbox tweets

  • harryisme 21/09/2016

    Sure, but the expectation is PS4 Pro will be cheaper than Scorpio, right?

    Albert Penello: It will be an interesting discussion next time we chat!

    This answer was one of that stuck with me, there seems to be allot of speculation that the Scorpio will be a $600 premium product. I personally don't think that is the case, I expect the price to be $450 (or if MS are feeling really aggressive $400). MS know if they want to compete against the Pro they need to be within striking. a $600 even a $500 will fails to do that, It's not like they can't afford to lose a bit of money on each unit sold, in hopes of making it back on sales of games and XBL Gold they've done it in the past, the Original Xbox lost MS $4 Billion, and the 360 was sold at a loss.

    It's only this life cycle that console makers (that are not Nintendo) are not making a loss on each unit sold from launch. Traditionally losing $100 or more per unit sold at launch was not unheard of.
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  • British FIFA YouTuber charged with promoting gambling

  • harryisme 19/09/2016

    @brokenkey He's not breaking any laws or guidelines, he explains in his video that the boxes were sent to him, he never tried to fool us into thinking he paid with his own money, and he wasn't paid to do the video, yeah he earns money through the affiliate link at the bottom,.

    It is completely different to owning a gambling site, promoting said gambling site without disclosing your links to said gambling site, and ofcourse promoting it to children. Don't lump him with scumbags who are running illegal underage gambling sites.
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  • Sony's Shuhei Yoshida on No Man's Sky

  • harryisme 17/09/2016

    I think this is a bad PR move from Sony, they are essentially trying to push all the blame on Sean Murray, trying to play off the fact that they are an Indie Developer. However it was Sony that heavily promoted the game, they were the ones that pushed the game to the consumers, making it sound like it was a bigger budget game than it really was.

    I bet many people who bought the game thought this was a first party Sony game because of how heavily it has been featured in their promotions and frontlined their Indie sections at Multiple conferences. They should have had their PR execs guide Sean in what to say and what not to.

    Yeah Sean should not have over sold the game but Sony were just as much to blame, they pushed what was a Indie game in the limelight, making it appear more than what it was. On their own Hello Games would not have received the kind of coverage they did. It was through Sony's heavy promotion of the game it got as much attention as it did.
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  • Destiny has an infectious new ARG with in-game boosts

  • harryisme 16/09/2016

    So that's what it was, saw players with the party foil around their heads yesterday and was wondering if the game was glitched or if there was a new Nightfall type event added and that was a bonus for completing it. Reply 0
  • Three days with Nintendo's £35 Pokémon Go Plus accessory

  • harryisme 16/09/2016

    At £9.99 it would be an impulse buy. At £34.99 it's the choice between this and a pre-order for Pokémon Sun or Moon.

    And there in lies the problem, I'd get it for a tenner but for the same cost as a full Pokemon game that will give me so many hours of enjoyment, instead of a device that makes playing the game easy and in many way takes away the enjoyment of the game, as you will no longer feel that bit of excitement or anticipation when you feel your phone buzz, it will be just you pressing a button when you feel a buzz, heck I wouldn't be surprised if after a while you won't even pay attention, just press the button when you feel a buzz and then continue on.
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  • Pokémon Go update with buddy feature, Plus support finally live in the UK

  • harryisme 14/09/2016

    Shame the Buddy system didn't come out a few weeks ago, would have managed to gather quite a bit of Candy, Don't spend as much now so it's not as useful, but is still a positive inclusion to the app. Specially for Pikachu which is a rare pokemon to find the wild and only requires 1Km per candy. Reply 0
  • Homefront: The Revolution patch finally fixes console performance

  • harryisme 13/09/2016

    Rather a solid framerate than prettier choppy framerate. Reply +2
  • PS4's big new update (the one with folders) goes live

  • harryisme 13/09/2016

    @antmusic97 I don't think there is any game content available at the moment that supports HDR, you will have to wait till it's patched in to older games.

    I really would like to know how Sony are doing this, If the PS4 was HDMI 2.0 compliant why didn't Sony patch this in earlier? Surely the option to stream 4K/60 content would be a big selling point for them?
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  • PS4 Slim release date, price, specs, new DualShock 4 and everything we know

  • harryisme 12/09/2016

    @BioMax You don't do maths that well do you? £349 - £330 is £19 not £40. That is decent deal but still would go for 4.2TF of computer power for the £19 extra and the lack of extra controller and Fifa than a base model.

    Also the Pro won't do just 4K gaming, (which it arguably won't do natively for most games anyway.) if games are patched and most likely most future games, developers can use that extra power to make the game run smoother and look better at 1080p, it's not just for 4K.

    Edit: And I proved myself to be an idiot by forgetting the £40 refers to the base model price.
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  • harryisme 11/09/2016

    @I_Am_CatButler Even on PC, games have a minimum spec something that the developer thinks will be the bare minimum to run the game at an acceptable framerate.

    I fully expect Developers will start dropping support for the current Xbox one and PS4 model once the next round of hardware is announced.

    It costs money to optimise a game to run smoothly on multple different setups, and eventually it will not be worth the extra development cost to support the older hardware.

    besides by the time the PS5 and Xbox 4? comes out you don't want to just see games look prettier and run at a higher resolution on that hardware you want to see tech pushed further, to do things the current consoles cannot do, and if they have to continue to support the current hardware then, they will be forced to design their games to run on the lowest spec hardware, and not using that extra horsepower to push the boundaries of gaming.

    I still expect the Pro and Scorpio to be supported then, but the Ps4 and Xbox One, will be optional to support.
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  • harryisme 11/09/2016

    @Fourfoldroot not just that, even with your reply to Alestes...lol Reply 0
  • harryisme 11/09/2016

    @Alestes Dude buy the Pro instead, that £90 will get you a console that will be supported longer. No matter what Sony (and MS) say, the current base models will stop getting developer support in a few years once it becomes apparent, the console will not be able to handle the vision they have for their game. Reply -1
  • harryisme 11/09/2016

    PS4 Slim 1TB - £309.99? Anyone who buys this model when they can get the PS4 Pro for an extra for £40 (the cost of PSN+ for a year) is an idiot, honestly don't think anyone should even consider the 500GB model at only £90 difference, but there is Zero reasons to buy the 1TB model.

    £40 extra gets you 2.3x the power, you future proof for when you upgrade your TV to 4K, and current games will look and run better at 1080p, specially CPU bound games.
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  • Watch: Seven games we'd love to see remastered

  • harryisme 10/09/2016

    Shenmue needs a remake not a remaster, I loved that game on my Dreamcast but the game was ahead of it's time, so I would love a remake that took advantage of the current gen hardware with a bit more open world to it. Reply 0
  • Every PlayStation 4 to be made HDR capable via a patch

  • harryisme 10/09/2016

    Is DF going to do an article on how Sony are adding HDR support on HDMI 1.4a standard. I know Dolby Vision supports HDR on 1.4a however from my understanding most TV's only enable HDR support on HDMI 2.0a standard, not even HDMI 2.0.

    I'm interested to see how Sony are managing this, as it was one of the most interesting parts of the presentation.
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  • The Witness to get a PS4 Pro patch

  • harryisme 09/09/2016

    @Badoink Well it is news related to games. and this is a gaming news site, so I would expect for now they will. Reply +2
  • Digital Foundry: Hands-on with the CUH-2000 PS4 Slim

  • harryisme 09/09/2016

    It's good to know that the Sound issue has finally been resolved, both the PS3 Slim and PS4 were fricking loud.

    However I fail to see why anyone would buy this over a PS4 Pro. For £90 extra you get double the storage, a 30% increase in CPU power, a 130% increase in GPU power, and a optical out port.

    Even if you are still playing at 1080p, the pro is the better model, I expect as long as Sony make the extra compute power available to all games many non patched games will see an improvement in performance, specially those that are CPU bound and game that use dynamic scaling will likely hit the target resolution and framerate more often.

    While there is still a question mark over whether it's worth upgrading from a PS4 to the Pro, if you are in the market for a PS4 then the Pro is your best option by far, the £90 saving is not worth the benefits the Pro will give you.
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  • PlayStation 4 Pro makes UK debut at EGX 2016 this month

  • harryisme 08/09/2016

    @Turniplord I know, I was just poking a little fun at Sony's for their recent comments on why they excluded the 4K Blu Ray drive from the Pro. Reply +3
  • harryisme 08/09/2016

    @jambo74 Sony believe that Streaming is the way forward so Spotify is your only option to listen to music.

    That is actually a good question, do modern day drives support Audio CD's?
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  • harryisme 08/09/2016

    @kamakazilucas It's not even officially revealed why would it be there? Reply 0
  • Sony plays down PS4 Pro's lack of 4K Blu-ray disc support

  • harryisme 08/09/2016

    I don't know if 4K streaming will be viable for most people yet, even with my 150mb connection, I don't think I can get a steady connection to handle 4K.

    I understand Sony's reasons however I think the lack of UltraHD drive will hurt sales somewhat. At the moment you look online and the biggest talking point seems to be about lack of the UltraHD drive. It's baffled everyone that a console that is all about 4K does not include the drive that would showcase the best looking none gaming 4K content. It's a odd omission.
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  • Sony announces PlayStation 4 Pro for November 2016, priced £349

  • harryisme 07/09/2016

    No 4K Blu ray is a strange one, having one would have made the console a more viable upgrade, I think even if the console was slightly more expensive because of it's inclusion it would have been worthwhile.

    Having HDR is all well and good but you'd expect 4K Bluray to compliment the inclusion. One of the reasons the Xbox One S caught peoples attention despite the Scorpio being announced was the inclusion of the 4K drive.

    On a positive note, good to know they included a 1TB HDD as standard.
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  • harryisme 07/09/2016

    Price if good as many were expecting $449 to $499 price, and HDR for all consoles is another good addition but beyond that, This was one of if not the worst console reveal I have ever witnessed, they undersold the benefits so much that I'm even doubting the Scorpio, maybe the current consoles are fine.

    Come on Sony, you have a console more than twice as powerful as the current model for $100 more....that should be an easy sell.
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  • PlayStation Meeting 2016 live report

  • harryisme 07/09/2016

    The price is really good for the specs, and HDR news is good but beyond that the best press conference from Sony...could even say boring. Reply 0
  • harryisme 07/09/2016

    Who thought showing a game that doesn't even look like it's pushing the original PS4 was a good idea to showcase the Pro? Reply 0
  • Deathspank, Bejeweled 3 now Xbox One backwards compatible

  • harryisme 07/09/2016

    @Sharz I think the main two differences here is there were 20 Million Xbox owners and 70 Million Xbox 360 owners, and the Original Xbox had a shelf life of 4 years, where the 360 was double that. Reply 0
  • Apple accidentally announces iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus via own website

  • harryisme 07/09/2016

    Such a stupid idea. This is obviously a move to increase sales of their Beats headphones that will no doubt now be releasing a lineup with lighting connectors. Reply +7
  • The battle to fix Britain's internet heats up

  • harryisme 06/09/2016

    Don't you mean 940Mb/s not MB? If Talktalk could provide download speeds at 940MB a second it would be 10Gb not 1Gb.

    Something does need to be done, it feels like even VM are dragging their feet when it comes to improving their infrastructure, as they know how far ahead they are of the competition, and are doing just about enough to stay ahead of BT.

    Not sure if separating Openreach from BT is the solution though, however if they operate the business independently maybe that can help matters.

    If BT had concentrated on improving their network instead of wasting time suing Valve over their Steam client, maybe they wouldn't be being pressured to split in the first place.
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  • Overwatch will be free to play next weekend on console

  • harryisme 02/09/2016

    Wish I'd known about this four days ago, would have saved me £40. I finally got tired of being told how great the game was, and buy a copy, only to find it to be not my kind of game.

    This will be a great way to get those who are sitting on the fence after hearing how different the game is for a PvP FPS.
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  • Virgin Media wants you to buy its "boss-mode level" broadband for gamers

  • harryisme 31/08/2016

    @l00natyk Some people don't understand the difference between the two, I got into a debate with a Talktalk sales persona couple of weeks ago, who insisted Talktalk provide 70MBytes where Virginmedia only do 200megabits.

    Sad part was I think she genuinely believed she was telling the truth.

    We shouldn't have to pay a fiver extra just to get an extra 8mb upload speeds, the standard should be getting atleast 20% of your download speeds. With the current climate of everyone uploading their whole life on the internet the need for a decent upload speed is more important than ever.
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