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  • Face-Off: Rise of the Tomb Raider on PC

  • harryisme 27/01/2016

    @Uncompetative Yes best timed exclusive released on the XBO, but worst time of release. Whoever thought releasing the game same time as Fallout 4 needs their head checked. Reply +2
  • Bungie rolls back controversial Destiny matchmaking changes

  • harryisme 26/01/2016

    Smart move if not extremely late, fans have been unhappy with the change since Bungie implimented it without any notice, then to make matters worst Bungie failed to ackowledge they made the changes to Matchmaking for weeks, only admitting to it in last Thursday.

    They need to be more transparent with these types of changes in the future.
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  • Street Fighter 5 has a story

  • harryisme 25/01/2016

    @RawShark SF3 takes place after Street Fighter 4 in the timeline.

    Not sure what to make of this story, on one side I'm happy the game is getting a story expansion, on the other I play the single player more than online multiplayer so the story being there day one is important for me, so I might end up waiting until the story is ready to release.

    Also I find if amusing how something that should be included day one touted as free DLC as if that's a positive thing. The story mode is importatant for us SF fans.
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  • Oculus Rift costs 500

  • harryisme 06/01/2016

    @vert1go If it's priced like a console, say 350, and you have to spend another 300 on a console, that's 650 and that's it's you are set for VR, with Occulas it's 500 plus another 1000 for a PC capable of handling VR at a steady pace. This will see the VR attach rate back abit, but by how much we can't say. It will sell but nowhere near the figures they were touting originally. Reply 0
  • AMD reveals 'Polaris' next-gen graphics architecture

  • harryisme 04/01/2016

    If Nintendo's NX uses this new architecture, and they don't cheap out on the HW by choosing a low end GPU, Nintendo might actually give Sony a run for it's money, as the most powerful home console. Reply +9
  • The Digital Foundry 2016 graphics card upgrade guide

  • harryisme 03/01/2016

    I'd personally say to wait, this year we should finally get a dye shrink, with Nvidia moving to TSMC's 16mn fab and AMD moving to GF (and maybe Samsungs) 14nm fab. So we should hopefully see a big leap in GPU performance, and if nothing else we'll see slightly better performance with lower power consumption. Reply 0
  • Fox Engine director Julien Merceron joins Bandai Namco

  • harryisme 22/12/2015

    I thought Bamco were the publishers of the Dark Souls games, FromSoftware are the ones who make and own the IP?

    It will certainly be interesting to see what he works on, Bamco do have some interestingIP's the have Ni no Kuni, Tekken, the Tales games, and they hold the license for a bunch on popular Manga. Who knows maybe he'll work on something completely new.
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  • Final Fantasy 7 remake is episodic

  • harryisme 07/12/2015

    Now the question is, how many episodes will there me? How long will each episode be? how much will each Episode cost? and how long do you have to wait between each episode?

    Not owning a PS1 I never got the chance to play FF7 so was looking forward to the remake, now not as much, if I do get it, it will likely be after all the episodes are released.

    I also can't for the life of me get around how a JRPG like FF7 would work as episodes. People complain about keeping track of their decisions in Telltale games, how will fans keep track of everything in a game that could take fifty hours complete over the span of who knows how many months or years.

    I'm going to wait till the actual episodes start getting rleased before passing judgement but on paper this sounds like a really bad idea.
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  • Destiny adds Sparrow Racing League event next week

  • harryisme 05/12/2015

    I was hoping for something more enticing to get me excited about Destiny again, Sparrow Racing feels like something I might do to kill the time between raids and mission etc, but nothing that I'd boot up Destiny for in the first place. Reply +3
  • It looks like Rocket League will kick off on Xbox One

  • harryisme 04/12/2015

    Niiiiiice I haven't been able to play this on the PS4 or PC as i'm billy no mates on those platforms, atleast as far as this game goes, but will be sure to get it on the XBO, sounds like a really fun game to play, shame the XBO is coming so late to the party. Reply 0
  • Konami blocked Hideo Kojima from attending The Game Awards

  • harryisme 04/12/2015

    @Canyarion Wait how would Kojima be able to travel to the past if he was assasinated at the VGA? Don't you mean Kojima's Clone Liquid Kojima?

    @teddy1590 If the contract came to a end in December it could be end of December, plus there could be other snags along the way, Kojima could be having disputes over unpaid royalties, or other grievances, we may never know if the contract he is under states he is not allow to disclose any of the workings of the company...we honestly don't know.
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  • I am the only person in this office who doesn't play Destiny

  • harryisme 27/11/2015

    They still play Destiny and only at 304? I stopped playing a few weeks ago, have done the raid on normal one and a half times, and I've been at light level 304 for ages.

    Honestly I have found TTK expansion is in many ways much worst than previous expansions, the nightfall isn't as enjoyable as before, the enemies where before felt they were before felt somewhat intelligent now just feel like they have cheap tricks and numbers instead, and getting Exotics just doesn't feel as rewarding. Oh and the grind, there is so much grind now, find a weapon you like, it's too low level so grind to get multiple weapons to sacrific to get it to a higher level, run the raid over and over again because you can't get that one weapon or armour piece to get you to the highest light level...keep on doing weekly strike lists, and consume three of coins and hope the boss will drop an exotic engrams which will decrypt to a 310 or 320 level piece..there is so much grind, where before you just cared for the perks, now it's perks, and light level.

    Yes the story is more interesting, not entirely interestin but interesting, and the game feels less broken, but it's just not as enjoyable to play as the previous expansions were...specially as a solo and PvE player.
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  • Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy 13 is heading to PC next month

  • harryisme 20/11/2015

    Hopefully it's a better port than the previous two versions, I'm still baffled by the original FFXIII install size, it's not got the uncompressed video from the PS3 version, instead uses the 360's poorly compressed scenes, yet has a install size bigger than the PS3 version. Though probably not as baffling as the 29GB disk space requirement for Xiii-2 which was on one DVD and didn't have any cgi scenes. Reply +10
  • Need for Speed's first big update will fix one of players' biggest bugbears

  • harryisme 16/11/2015

    Sounds promising, rubber banding is a Racing game mechanic that needs to die. Nothing more annoying than losing a race due to one bad corner near the end and then winning the replay dispite having worst times just because you nailed the last corner. Reply +2
  • Sony responds to claim PS4 used for terrorist communications

  • harryisme 16/11/2015

    The events of this weekend is a tradgedy, and we should be uniting to show a united front against these cowards, instead oppurtunists Journalists use it as an excuse to throw dirt at the gaming industry.

    Someone tell me, how they could figure out PS4's were used when they also claim it's difficult to monitor messages sent via the PS4? Aren't they essentially saying they can't tell if they used PS4's so they must have used PS4's?

    Well if they didn't use consoles before, thanks to these articles, they will be now...they've just been told they are the most secure for of communication....bloody idiots.
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  • Microsoft's cheeky video explains Xbox One backwards compatibility

  • harryisme 13/11/2015

    @Gamerz76 You make it sound like Sony never fucked up either, they've all done it, Sony told fans to get a second job to buy a PS3. We gotta look at how they go about regaining our trust, Sony managed it after the PS hack, and now MS are doing it with the new features etc. Reply +7
  • There's an infinite money glitch in Fallout 4

  • harryisme 13/11/2015

    @eightbitboy Your username makes your comment sound like an oxymoron.

    An 8-bitboy passing on a game because of it's looks. Do you not know what 8-bit games looked like?
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  • "The new Xbox One dashboard is the next step, not the final step"

  • harryisme 12/11/2015

    Really like the new dashboard, was a bit worried like when Microsoft moved from the blades to the NXE and then to the Metro there was a learning curve, but the new dashboard is so quick and intuitive.

    Look forward to seeing what games get added to the BC list over the coming months.
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  • It looks like Minecraft is finally coming to Wii U

  • harryisme 12/11/2015

    So we've hard Rare make games for the Nintendo DS in the past and now Mojang making Minecraft for the Wii U. That's pretty cool.

    With the Tablet controller, Minecraft and the WiiU does seem to be a perfect fit.
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  • So, how much do Steam Machines cost in the UK?

  • harryisme 11/11/2015

    I don't see a big price difference between a Steam machine and a Windows 10 Machine with the same specs.

    Problem with Steam Machines is, they were announced at a time when there was a need for such machines. as Windows 8 wasn't the most gamer friendly OS, specially with MS's implimentation of Games for Windows. However it's taken the Steam Machines so long to come to market, and we didn't have capable game streaming devices. The machines took so long to come to market that MS had plenty of time to improve the gaming experience on PC, and Nvidia and co (even valve themselves) had time to impliment their own much cheaper streaming devices.

    So the question now is, who is this device for? Games selection on Linux based systems is still not great so it won't stand on it's own as a gaming device, you'll still need a powerful windows gaming PC to steam your games, and if you are spending that much money anyway, why not just get a Windows based device in the first place?

    As for the controller it was touted as a replacement for a regular controller and the keyboard and mouse, but instead from all reviews and comments I've seen, it isn't as good as either solution and is a device to have on top of having a regular controller and keyboard and mouse, so instead of reducing clutter you have one more device to trip over.
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  • Yuji Naka recommends playing Rodea the Sky Soldier's Wii version

  • harryisme 11/11/2015

    Definitely a Yuji Naka game, looking at the trailer give me a nostalgic feeling of playing Nights into Dreams on the Saturn and Sonic Adventure on the Dreamcast.

    I'm tempted to buy this dispite not owning a WiiU. Yuji Naka is a legend.
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  • Itagaki's Valhalla Game Studios faces trademark dispute with Valhalla Motion Pictures

  • harryisme 10/11/2015

    The ships are different but with it being black and white and both being viking ships it's not surprising if the two companies could be mistaken as being related somehow. So unlike most cases I can see where the film studio is coming from.

    If I was Valhalla games I would have changed the logo, it's not really worth the hassle and legal fees. They are still a relatively new studio with one game under their belt...one game I am betting most gamers had forgotten already...If it wasn't for this article I wouldn't have known Devil's Third was even out.

    Looks like Friday the 13th is not going to be a lucky day for Itagaki...he's a Gaki for not just settling things out of court.
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  • Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 tops UK chart, 91% of physical sales on PS4/Xbox One

  • harryisme 09/11/2015

    I'm not surprised how poorly the last gen versions did, All the news pretty much pointed as Acti telling the ones on old gen, not to bother with Blops3 on the 360 or PS3, and just to stick with Advanced Warfare, or upgrade their hardware.

    I'm actually surprised how close the PS4 and XBO sales are, not sure if Sony will be happy with that considering they are likely paying Activision allot of money to get the one months early map access. You have to wonder if Sony are benifiting at all with the deal considering there are more than twice as many PS4's sold than XBO's so you'd expect the PS4 version to be in the lead anyway.
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  • PlayStation indie champion Shahid Ahmad leaving Sony

  • harryisme 09/11/2015

    He stopped being a developer 25 years ago? So he never developed a game for the Playstation...crazy. I wonder if we'll see him at next years E3 as one of the Indie developers on Stage....that would be cool. Reply +12
  • Watch: When should publishers stop supporting last-gen?

  • harryisme 08/11/2015

    Let's be honest here, the reason Blops3 Last gen version looks so poor and lacks a single player campaign is because Activision didn't think it was profitable enough to spend a budget big enough to get these features in the game. Technical Limitation wouf have meant some sacrifices would have to be made, but I dont think they were enough that the single player campaign was not possible. PS2 to PS3 jump I could beleive, but not the PS3 to PS4 not as much.

    As for when the past gen should be dropped, well it's already happenning. I expect by this time next year the majoritiy of games will drop the last gen platforms, with the exception of Fifa and the odd JRPG. So really is a mute point, by the time Destiny 2, Battlefield 5, etc are ready for release the 360 and PS3 version will have been dropped.
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  • Square Enix polling Final Fantasy fans on FF15 moogles

  • harryisme 06/11/2015

    This game has been in development for 10 years and they are only now asking this question? Important stuff like this should have been nailed down in the planning stages. Reply 0
  • Assassin's Creed Syndicate steampunk outfits weigh in at 3.1GB on PS4

  • harryisme 05/11/2015

    So we've come to a point where a couple of costumes need the same amount of HDD space than AAA titles from the last gen?

    Something smells fishy here, for one thing loading up a 2GB file into RAM would likely cause performance issues on a system that has 5-6GB of RAM available to games.
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  • Data-miners reckon they've uncovered Street Fighter 5's DLC characters

  • harryisme 04/11/2015

    @spindle9988 If you'd been following the game you'd know that Capcom promised no on disk DLC, and that it is possible to unlock all future charactors using ingame earned currency.

    Though we'll have to wait to see how generous the ingame currency system is.
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  • Watch: No Man's Sky - managing the hype

  • harryisme 03/11/2015

    I've seen very polarizing views about this game, on one end fans are really hyped and thinking they are going to be millions of things to do, and on the other end I've seen fans interested but still unsure what the game offers beyond exploration.

    I'm still weary of what the game will actually offer, I'm keeping my expectations grounded and will wait until more information becomes available closer to launch. It certainly warrants being on your radar.
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  • Konami sorry about incomplete PES 2016 transfer update

  • harryisme 03/11/2015

    Seems like an odd thing to do, specially as the last few days seem to see allot of business so the patch could be missing half of the transfers that took place.

    Also it taking weeks is also strange, why would it take so long to add in the last fews days worth of transfers in? Surely they would have designed the game to easily patch in player transfers easily.
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  • Official PS4 In-ear Stereo Headset out December for 78/€90

  • harryisme 03/11/2015

    Someones going to have to help me here, what makes these worth 70? They look like cheap earphones you get with a mobile phone, and honestly using those is usually a last resort, you get a much better sound stage with proper headphones. Reply +8
  • UK tabloids point the finger at Call of Duty, GTA in coverage of 15-year-old TalkTalk hacker

  • harryisme 28/10/2015

    So I take it Talktalks security system required you pressing A for a couple of seconds to hack?

    From all the 'Video games to blame' articles this seems to be the most ridiculous, this is the first I've heard violence in video games aspires you hack a multi million pound company.

    Maybe i'm of the wrong mind set but if I read that I'd be forcing my kids to play even more games, who knows it might aspire them to become a doctor after using one too many health packs.
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  • Escape From New York IP-holder wanted to sue Metal Gear Solid

  • harryisme 28/10/2015

    @Ginryu Bad example mate, HxH and Bleach are both published in Shounen Weekly Jump, the same Magazine Dragonball was published in. So if they sued they'd essentially be suing themselves.

    But I know what you meant, but laws in different countries vary, what you can get away in one country you might not be able to get away with in another. So depending on which court the lawsuit was filed they could have been successful or failed.
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  • Don Bluth launches Dragon's Lair movie Kickstarter

  • harryisme 27/10/2015

    So this is a fundraiser? You don't even get access to the 10 Minute pitch video they plan to make from the money they raise unless you donate $75.

    I'm not sure the game has such a strong following that they will pay to make a promo clip that will maybe get them a meeting with a movie studio who may or may not be impressed enough to fund the actual project.

    This would be similar to a game developer asking for money to make a demo of a game that they will show a Publisher in hopes of them funding the full game...Oh and contributing won't get you a copy of the full game if it does get published.

    Well good luck to them, I personally think it will struggle to meet it's target but never know...though I do think they should atleast give everyone who contributes $15 access to the finished 10 clip their money will pay for.
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  • GAME manager accidentally orders company's entire stock of gift cards

  • harryisme 24/10/2015

    Wait so the manager accidently ordered then entire stock and head office where they took the order just went, 'Looks Legit, yeah, let's send our entire stock of cards to this one store'?

    It didn't raise any alarm bells at any stage of the stock requests? That surprises me more than the manager accidently ordering the entire stock, as errors like that happen all the time, but you'd think someone between taking the order to shipping would notice the discrepency.

    Edit: Now i'm wondering if the Amiibo's that got stolen on route to Game really got stolen or if a manager at a store in Leeds didn't just accidently order the whole batch, and they were just too embarresed to admit to it...lol
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  • Overlord: Fellowship of Evil review

  • harryisme 24/10/2015

    This makes me sad, I remember Codemasters from my childhood, I used to love the Dizzy games and Micromachines with the cartidges with built in multitap, and even their Game Genie cheat cartidges.

    Now it just feels like they either release racing games that don't quite match the levels of their earlier race games or poorly reviewed games when they try a different genre.
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  • Pillars of Eternity sells 500k copies

  • harryisme 24/10/2015

    @perydwyn Hardly a success? The games sells for 35 on Steam, if they managed to make the game within the $4.5m budget they raised, even after you take Steams cut in consideration, they've still made three times more than what it cost them to make the game.

    Most triple A titles would kill for that kind of return on investment.
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  • Last-gen Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 5 delayed

  • harryisme 22/10/2015

    Well if they couldn't make the current gen version look like a early past generation game, I'm guessing the last gen versions looked like early PS2 games.

    Though ofcourse the question is, if the contract really does run out with Tony Hawk end of this year, will they be able to still sell the game using Tony Hawks name whenever the game is fit for release? (and considering how poor the current gen version was, the last gen version might need another six months of actual development.)
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  • Hideo Kojima left Konami earlier this month - report

  • harryisme 20/10/2015

    I thought Kojima technically left months ago? Wasn't his role changed to consultant or something? I'm sure reports from a few months back said he'd been fired as a director and was a consultant contract until MGSV:PT was complete. If that was the case wouldn't he technically not be a Konami employee?

    Well whatever the case, Kojima will land on his feet, he will have publishers knocking down his door to work for the, and he's done enough that he could afford an extended holiday and spend time with his family.
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  • Remaining Batman Arkham Knight Season Pass content revealed

  • harryisme 17/10/2015

    The contents of Batman Season pass it a good reason why we should not go out and buy season passes when announced, the more and more I see the content the worst the content seems to get.

    Considering these passes usually cost 80% of the price of a full game and the majority of assets are already there, you would think you'd get content similar content as the actual game, instead it's small 1 hour missions and skin packs.

    You do worry about the state of the game industry if DLC and season passes is the only way these games can make a profit. (or atleast it is if publishers are to be believed.)
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  • Duke Nukem 3D finally gets a Sega Mega Drive release

  • harryisme 17/10/2015

    So will we be seeing a Digital Foundry PC vs Console for this title? Reply +16
  • Rise of Incarnates shutting down only months after launch

  • harryisme 14/10/2015

    I remember reading about it's early access release but then nothing, I didn't even realise the game got a official release. Poor advertising on Namco's side. Reply +5
  • Bloodborne Game of the Year Edition launches this November

  • harryisme 14/10/2015

    Didn't the game come out like end of March? Isn't it a bit early for GotY editions to be released? Also don't the GoTy awards get awarded at the end of the year? Reply 0
  • Allison Road picked up by Team 17, Kickstarter cancelled

  • harryisme 14/10/2015

    It's interesting how Team17 is starting to expand, a year ago they were known as the Woms developer, now they seem to have become a Indie developer.

    This is good news, I never got a chance to play PT, so hopefully this will atleast give me the chance to experience similar scares when it releases.
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  • From today, you can do the Carlton dance in Destiny

  • harryisme 14/10/2015

    4 for the Carlton dance....Bungievision just dropped to a whole new low. Reply +5
  • harryisme 13/10/2015

    I am against the Microtransactions in this game, specially with how they've screwed us Brits over with their pricing, but damn it, I want the Carlton Dance move. It's not unusual right?

    Edit: Well screw that, just saw the prices. Screw you BungieVision.
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  • Rocket League gets Back to the Future DLC

  • harryisme 13/10/2015

    Isn't having a Plutonium powered car in a rocket cared powered league, equivelant to doping in football? that car is going to be OP, though everytime it hits 88Mph it will end up in a different decade so I guess it will be OK. :D

    I wish we'd get this on the XBO, or all my friends would get it on the PS4, so I had someone to play with. This game looks like it's so much fun, and the BthF car is a must, the first time I bought DLC was the Deloriun in Burnout Paradise...it was so much fun to drive.
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  • You can skip straight to the end of Call of Duty: Black Ops 3's campaign

  • harryisme 12/10/2015

    If you can skip to the end what's the point of playing the game? I understand unlocking the game after you've completed it, even just having a cinematics only where you can watch the cutscenes and not play the game, but come on atleast make them play the full game to appreciate it more.

    I understand their reasoning but don't agree with it, playing a Game to get to the end is the whole point of it, just fast forwarding to the end makes no sense to me...defeats the purpose of playing said game.
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  • Seagate 2TB Game Drive for Xbox review

  • harryisme 11/10/2015

    You'd think if they were going to rip the consumer off, they would have at the very least looked at the Xbox One and 360, and noticed what colour the bloody consoles were before slapping a Xbox Logo on it and selling it for a premium. It's like they looked at the logo, noticed it was green and decided that's the way to go.

    This is just as useless as the Xbox USB pen drives Sandisk were selling all those years ago, only worst as it's a bright green box that will stand out like a sore thumb on nearly everyones entertainment unit.
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  • Loads of Sky Broadband customers can't play Rocket League on PS4

  • harryisme 07/10/2015

    @paulf I would consider the workaround to access Rocket League to resolve the download speed issue, My download speeds for PSN and XBL were really bad, with PSN being specially bad (talking early cable day speeds.) but chenging the DNS servers improved the matter quite a bit.

    http://www.dualshockers.com/2014/05/14/ps4-and-xbox-one-heres-how-you-can-improve-the-speed-of-your-connection/
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