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  • Activision patents matchmaking system designed to encourage microtransactions

  • harryisme 18/10/2017

    Well that's...um...err...sadly not at all surprising coming from Activision, it's how they pushed DLC packs forward afterall, peer pressure, If you wanted to continue to play online with your friends, you had to pay for the inflated DLC packs, or you'd be forced to sit the game out.

    So now that Peer Pressure has been so successful for them it's not at all surprising they looking into shaming you into making micro-transactions. (Could you class this as a form of bullying?)
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  • Jelly Deals: Wolfenstein 2's Collector's Edition reduced a week before launch

  • harryisme 18/10/2017

    The big-box edition features, as you may expect, a copy of the game itself,

    Ironically the big box release of The prequel actually did not include a copy of the game. it was just the extra's but you had to buy the game separately.So it's not a given from their past record, We've also seen games like Battlefield 1 release the collectors editions without a game for your collection.
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  • "We will NOT be selling loot boxes" says Fatshark as first footage of Warhammer: Vermintide 2 airs

  • harryisme 18/10/2017

    Well let's hope they keep to it, and they don't end up backtracking like another Swedish developer had to do. Overkill promised Payday 2's would never have micro-transactions, and then a year later back tracked and went full pay to win? Let's hope this isn't a repeat of that disaster. Reply +2
  • Halo: Master Chief Collection will be enhanced for Xbox One X

  • harryisme 18/10/2017

    And to think I just uninstalled the game yesterday to make room on my external HDD for 4K patches, after installing the new dashboard. Reply +1
  • Government response to loot box concern is predictably non-committal

  • harryisme 17/10/2017

    I think the angle they went with this is the issue, we can all admit there is a serious problem when it comes to loot boxes and their addictive nature. However technically it's not gambling, as there is no monetary gains that can be made from buying these boxes, I remember EA made changes to Fifa, as it was threading close to what could be described as legal gambling.

    Maybe they should have gone at it with the anti-competitive practices of the games companies when using these loot boxes, restricting access to content behind paywalls, to force you into making Micro transactions. Like say for example if your Broadband provider throttled your internet speeds to try and get you to upgrage to a faster speed.

    Loot Boxes drive your desire to collect and complete collections, in many cases it isn't about making monetary gains, it's about fulfilling the desire to obtain something that for some reason you fell you need. This is the addiction that Loot boxes are encouraging, so maybe it should be looked at from a mental health issue, I don't know.

    While I did sign the petition because I do think something needs to be done, I'm not surprised at the outcome, as there is no possible monitory gain to be made from obtaining any items, (well I'm sure there is some ways people have found.) And asking this to be included in the definition of what is considered gambling could open up a whole another can of worms, Match Attax would come under scrutiny, Yu-Gi-Oh, Pokemon CG, and Heartstone etc could all fall under the umbrella and be considered gambling, as they are blind bags that are purchased, in the bid to gain specific items. (And for these it is possible to profit off them.)
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  • Pokémon Go leak suggests Gen 3 for Halloween event this month

  • harryisme 17/10/2017

    Ofcourse there is, you can't have a special event without Pikachu in a silly hat. It's not a special event otherwise. Reply 0
  • harryisme 16/10/2017

    Will be happy to see if this is enough to get me playing as often as I used to, the Raid system pretty much killed the game for me, I've caught all the Gen 1 and Gen 2 Pokemon for (that are not region exclusives) except the legendary Pokemon for months now. However I live in a small town and no one is around to do raids, and I'm not going into Leeds every time a new Legendary is released.

    We'll see, Gen 3 has some of my favourite pokemon to date in them so maybe i'll get sucked in again...or maybe now, atleast if they add gen 3 starters in the Raid mix, i'll have reasons to do those lower level Raids Solo, (because I'm not going to do them for the revives and potions that's for sure.)
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  • Unofficial SNES cartridge-playing Super Nt unveiled

  • harryisme 16/10/2017

    @jetsetwillie You are the first comment, and you mentioned it by asking about it, so technically not until your post.

    This looks exciting, if it works as advertised should be worth the price.
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  • Destiny 2's Monty Python emote pulled from sale

  • harryisme 16/10/2017

    Yup that's the reason why, I watched the rifle gaming video using this walk to glitch into the Speakers room, let people have their fun Bungie, unless the glitch leading to cheating then good job Bungie for reacting quickly. Reply 0
  • Riot Games' founders are ditching their management roles and returning to making games

  • harryisme 13/10/2017

    Good luck to the two, kinda crazy to think they have 2500 employees and 20 Offices around the world, and their library consists of one f2p game. Yeah that game is League of Legends but still crazy when you think that this one game generated over $1.5 Billion in revenue for Riot Games last year. Reply +4
  • Goat Simulator, Child of Eden now Xbox One backwards compatible

  • harryisme 13/10/2017

    @JamesSwiftDay Goat Simulator, the other two games don't have XBO versions. Reply +1
  • Oculus is launching a low-cost, all-in-one VR headset next year

  • harryisme 12/10/2017

    I'm not sure how capable a all in one device is going to be when it has a 1440p screen,and retail it for $200? I'll be impressed if they manage to get it's performance levels of flagship phones from two years back.

    Ofcourse it is possible the headsets are subsidised, and Facebook are hoping to recoup money through the Occulas store.

    If it's not a capable machine, this could end up damaging the VR industry, because if the experience is not great, it will end up like many GearVR headsets, fun for a while but for the majority of people it was a fun tool to play with for ten minutes and then let it gather dust in the cupboard with the Wii, Kinect and Move controllers, (though they did get repurposed for VR)
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  • Officially licensed PS4 mini gamepad looks a bit like a Joy-Con

  • harryisme 12/10/2017

    I'd say the Hori controllers look more like the Wii Classic Controller than the Joycons, the button layout is almost identical, the main difference is the bottom corners are angles instead of rounded like the Wii Classic Controller. Also pretty sure they've been similar designs for bluetooth controllers for Android and IPhones as well. Reply +2
  • One month on, Destiny 2's end-game needs tuning

  • harryisme 11/10/2017

    I don't think Tokens themselves are the issue, it's the level the rewards they dish out are at, they will always be five levels below your base light level (I.e before adding mods onto gear.) once you've reach 265. So it's pretty pointless to hand them in as most cases you'll just end up sharding them anyway. This is somewhat mitigated when you do reach base level 300, as there is a possibility the vendors can give you gear at that level if you visit them at the right time, but before you reach that level it will always be 5 levels below.

    Even allot of the end game content, you do it for the powerful engram at the end of it all, and for the occasional exotic engram.

    The gear itself is also a issue, not only does it feel like there are fewer weapons in the game, the current meta only seems to include a few select weapons that are thought after, (some you get as rewards for progression anyway) the rest are all used for either infusion or shards, so if a vendor doesn't have a weapon you want, there is no reason to visit them and once you get the weapon you want, you don't have to worry about the roll as they are all the same so you only need one and then again ignore the vendor.
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  • Xbox One X won't include Xbox One S' offer of free Kinect adaptor

  • harryisme 10/10/2017

    @devilmyarse I don't think they are going that route either, they seem to betting on a middle ground with Mixed Reality. We should be seeing headsets from Samsung, Acer, HP and Dell sometime this month for Windows 10.

    It was confirmed that the HDMI port does also support DP 1.2, so the box is VR, AR or MR ready, if MS decide to release a headset for the One X, they may not even go that route and just make the MR headsets compatible with the console.
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  • Jelly Deals: Xbox One X with Forza 7, Halo 5 and Quantum Break for £450

  • harryisme 10/10/2017

    @_Alan_Cartridge_ The prices seem to have gone up for Very, it was £489 with Forza 7 and £509 with F7 and XBL on Saturday, now it's £499 and £529 respectively.

    I went for the deal with XBL and I managed to get 20% off code to work, I'm not sure if they'll cancel order or not though.
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  • harryisme 10/10/2017

    @f4TaL_NL Um...that's £20 more expensive with just Forza 7, the Curry deal includes Forza 7, Quantum Break and Halo 5 for £449.99.

    I do find it amusing that Curry have the option of buying the console with just Forza 7 for £459.99, or to add QB and H5 to your basket and pay £449.99.

    A tenner less to get two more games...I wonder if someone got the deals mixed up?
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  • Forza Motorsport 7 physical sales down slightly on Forza 6

  • harryisme 09/10/2017

    @Gemini_73 No you really haven't understood, I knew there was post game content, I didn't know that it would so lackluster, and uninspiring.

    I knew exactly what we were getting, it just didn't live up to the promise of the devs.

    Loot Caves were meant to be like mini-strikes, instead are boring yellow bar enemies that die with one rocket to the face. The Public Event were meant to be fun and original, instead are repetitive, paint by numbers mechanics. Nightfalls the clock is a bigger enemy than the actual strike itself. Regular Strikes are pointless as they don't give out any original loot.

    Levels caps are pretty much pointless now, as enemies scale to your difficulty anyway, they are only there now to have a barrier of entry in the Raid and Nightfall.

    I could go on...these issues were not things I expected because Nightfall were allot more fun in Destiny 1, Strikes had a purpose once they added boss specific loot, public events were a nice detraction for when you patrolling but not really important. and Loot caves were not a thing in the first game.

    Tell me how was I to know that all these post game events would fail to live up to their pre-launch promise?
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  • harryisme 09/10/2017

    @SonicUk I wouldn't bother, the guy can't read very well it seems, I've pointed out multiple times I am talking about the post game content for Destiny and he or she keeps on going back to MT's, something I've already said I agree was blown out of proportion. Reply 0
  • harryisme 09/10/2017

    @Gemini_73 Seriously learn to read.

    I don't care about MT because I don't participate in them, as long as they are not play to win, I don't care about them. It's as simple as that.

    If someone wants to spend their money in MT then that's their prerogative.
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  • harryisme 09/10/2017

    @Gemini_73 Wow...really wow, you really don't seem to understand a word I've written, I wasn't talking about the MT's, I pointed out multiple times I was talking about post game content, I even agreed with you the MT got blown out of proportion.

    Also just because someone knows there will be MT's doesn't mean they'll know what will be behind that paywall, people bought the game thinking the paywall items would be the same as before. Bungie did not disclose that information.

    Next time think about what's written before replying otherwise Shut the Fuck up.
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  • harryisme 09/10/2017

    @Gemini_73 You didn't read the comment did you? The part you highlighted, was what I said people like you seem to think people who complain are, didn't say I agreed to it. You literally just proved the point I was making. Reply +1
  • harryisme 09/10/2017

    @Gemini_73 There is a difference between being angry about something and acknowledging the issues the game has.

    This is where the media like to stir things up, allot of times gamers will voice the issues they have with the game, and it will be spun as them being angry.

    I acknowledge the issues Destiny has, but I'm not angry, frustrated yeah, but I am still playing the game almost daily.

    I think the problem lies with people like yourself who think just because people complain, they must be angry, salty and/or moaning for no reason. Gamers for the large part bring up issues that they feel are holding the game back, yeah there are moaners, trolls and other problem,s but there are allot of genuine fans that complain for valid reasons, if they didn't Destiny would be as broken as it was when the first game was launched.
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  • harryisme 09/10/2017

    @Gemini_73 You'd lose that house then, because everyone I know who has issues with the post game content are those who are Day One Destiny 1 players, who have put in hundreds of hours in the first game, and plenty of time in Destiny 2.

    There are always people online who complain about things, and you are right many don't even own the game, but the Destiny's post game issue is genuine from owners of the game, as you need to have experienced the end game content to even know what the issues are.
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  • harryisme 09/10/2017

    @Gemini_73 However that's not the issue is it? Your comments have been more poking fun at other Destiny Players who have issues with the game. Just because you feel you have got your money's worth does not mean the issues raised by others are not valid.

    Personally I do agree with the MT argument did get blown out of proportion, but maybe I didn't understand the argument as it doesn't affect me as I don't care as much for the shaders.

    Destiny has been designed more as a ongoing service than play and move on, Bungie want you to come back week in week out to complete events, to spend money at Eververse, etc, and for many veteran players there seems to be less reason to come back to continue the grind.
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  • harryisme 09/10/2017

    @Gemini_73 Actually the current argument is about the lack of appealing post game content, the whole MT argument died down quickly.

    This is a more valid argument, while the game does have allot of post game content, it's all largely the same, Loot caves as all essentially the same, get to boss, kill it quickly and open chest for one token and a couple of blues 95% of the time, High Value Targets, pretty much the same, only no minions to kill. Public events are by the numbers formula, Regular Strikes don't have boss specific loot so not really worthwhile doing, and the timer on Nightfalls is a annoyance more than anything.
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  • harryisme 09/10/2017

    I expect Forza 7 will on the whole do better than Forza 6, allot of people have moved to digital nowadays, plus being a Play Anywhere title it makes more sense to buy digital, (and if you are using game share digital also gets you the game on two accounts,)

    I expect many have ordered the game as a bundle with One X, so they won't be getting their copy for another month (myself included.)

    Can't really blame the FH3 sales increase, the more arcade feel of the game has a broader appeal. Also if they include sales from console bundles in their sales this could also account for the numbers as there have been allot of good Xbox One S deals that include Forza Horizon 3 recently.
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  • SNES mini already hacked to play downloaded games

  • harryisme 09/10/2017

    I wonder if we'll see a hack that will add support for NES ROMS? it is identical hardware so it should be possible to do, I wouldn't even be surprised is there are modders looking into the possibility. Reply +6
  • Destiny 2's Iron Banner and Prestige raid mode arrive next week

  • harryisme 06/10/2017

    So will we be getting gear drops that's atleast the same light level as you? Or will it be like every other packages apart from powerful engrams, and drop five light lower (or upto ten if you have mods equipped)?

    If it's the latter i'll give it a miss, I'm not a MP player, (plus i'm not very good), atleast I enjoyed Iron Banner as it was six v six, and enjoyed running around punching everyone, (not as fun since Warlock's melee has been nerfed), now the 4v4 makes the MP less accessible for players like me who want the occasional game.

    I wonder if they'll bring back the weekly playlist with different mods on every week? I enjoyed the weeks when your super recharged quickly, those were just fun, something the game seems to have forgotten, it's now more mechanical than ever.

    So what is the point of leveling up in the game? I've found enemies scale to your level anyway, so there really isn't anything stopping Bungie removing the level cap and scale the difficulty depending on what you are playing, all it is right now is a barrier to allow you early access to the Raid or Nightfall.
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  • Inside every Xbox One X is a tiny Master Chief riding a scorpion

  • harryisme 06/10/2017

    Cool little nod to the codename and the face of Xbox.

    MS should make a game with Chibi characters and with the Chibi Chief riding actual Scorpions, Mongoose and Warhogs into battle, could be a fun little mini-game, though they'd have to rethink some of the other vehicles, riding a the Banshee would probably get them in spot of bother.

    Looking forward to the One X, still haven't pre-ordered, I'm trying to be logical and not impulse buy it, I want to see what the games will look like with super-sampling, atleast then i'll know if a 4K purchase is necessary or if you still see a noticeable improvement on a 1080p screen.
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  • Evolve developer announces new VR game

  • harryisme 04/10/2017

    Turtle Rock is throwing a lot of weight behind VR titles.
    And they do this by releasing the game exclusively on Gears VR?

    Turtle Rock need to stop gambling their future by going all in on what they believe will be the future of gaming, they did this with Evolve and the bet that the future of gaming will be online only multiplayer games and that didn't work out so well for them. Hopefully this turns out to do well for them, but I'm not sure the Gears VR market is that big, yeah it has technically the biggest market share as far as headsets are concerned, but how many of those headsets are now gathering dust?
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  • The space goths won Destiny 2's first Faction Rally

  • harryisme 04/10/2017

    I doubt this surprised anyone, Dead Orbit has been by far the most popular fraction since the beginning, I was planning on going with DO with one of my characters, but I didn't like the gear, except the hand cannon, but I liked the armour for New Monarchy and the weapons for FWC so I went with them. (I think this was deliberate from Bungie as they knew Dead Orbit was going to win, so they needed to incentivise us to choose the other factions.)

    50,000 Glimmer isn't that much, I've been stuck at 99,999 for a while already, no matter how much I spend on gear.
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  • FIFA 18's first big patch tackles goalkeepers and shooting

  • harryisme 03/10/2017

    I've seen my nephew play this games and watched a few games online and it was apparent that shooting was OP, I've not seen so many goals from outside the box since Fifa on the Mega Drive. Reply +1
  • Destiny 2 downtime is as regular as the game's weekly reset

  • harryisme 02/10/2017

    So it only took EG 3 years to acknowledge this issue? Bungie have been scheduling their maintenance during peak EU play hours since launch of D1. This is nothing new, the only difference is that it's been a weekly occurrence for D2.

    Atleast Monday was acceptable as it was the day before the reset, most players had already done their weekly activities so if it had to be down for a few hours Monday was the least disruptive.

    Now Tuesday 4PM is possibly the worst time for Europe, this is when most players log into the game, and start their weekly grind, do the public event on the set location, then Nightfall, and Crucible all for the powerful engrams. What do you know the maintenance ends at 8pm, and that just so happens to be 3pm Eastern, so it's perfectly scheduled to not affect the US players who comes back from School and ready to log on...I'm sure that was complete coincidence.
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  • Jelly Deals roundup: Yakuza 0, Nintendo Switch bundles, Tekken 7 and more

  • harryisme 30/09/2017

    So are you telling me that Hori controller was available during the SNES days? I wouldn't have minded a six face button controller then, I never got the hang of those shoulder buttons, got my arse handed to me in SF every time, because of that, on the plus side my mate couldn't play with the Megadrive controller so I beat him soundly on the Mega drive....good times. Reply +1
  • Ataribox: Ouya 2.0, evolved Steam Machine or something more?

  • harryisme 30/09/2017

    Looking at the price I would think it would rival the Xbox One and PS4 in terms of performance, but looking at the form factor, it's going to be a low power solution, so likely won't compete against the hardware.

    It will be a hard sell at this price, while I can see it selling for the nostalgia for a few people, I can't see that alone being enough to be sustainable.

    I will wait till the IndieGoGo campaign starts, but I'm interested to see what this brings to the table, as I doubt Nostalgia and the ability to stream games from the PC will be enough.
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  • Now there's a C64 mini

  • harryisme 29/09/2017

    I wouldn't mind seeing a Amstrad CPC Mini or Amiga A500 Mini I remember those were the envy of the kid my day.

    Then again I was the poor sod, who had a Commodore 16, so pretty much any home computers was something to be envious of.
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  • SNES mini teardown confirms recycled NES mini tech

  • harryisme 27/09/2017

    So when Nintendo said they were stopping production of the NES Mini, it wasn't to repurpose the assembly line make space for SNES Mini's they were to reprogram them to run the new software.

    I'm sort of impressed, how Nintendo are essentially selling you the same hardware and charging you even more for it. I'm also kinda miffed that they are forcing you to buy the same hardware twice when they could have easily offered a software update and charged for that.
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  • PSN is down for some users

  • harryisme 27/09/2017

    @geeza2020 I say that every single time my contract is up for renewal and then see how much I have to pay for a slower service, and end up dealing with VM's BS service a little longer.

    I can't wait for the day when we have real choice, where download speeds are match across the board.
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  • Cammy's stage from Super Street Fighter 2 reimagined for Street Fighter 5

  • harryisme 26/09/2017

    I'm guessing from the background, the Stage is meant to be in Scotland, (wouldn't be surprised if the lake is meant to be Lock Ness, however I'm not sure the Northern Lights are that visible in any the UK.

    It's a surprisingly faithful recreation, looks good.
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  • Destiny 2 down for maintenance again today - for six hours

  • harryisme 25/09/2017

    It's been down for maintenance for probably a full day in hours less than 3 weeks since launch. That's not a great record.

    I'm not even sure anything gets fixed during these downtimes, because I've not experienced any fewer issues than before, with the exception of exploits being patched out, the service is as choppy as ever, maybe even worst, the bugs I've faced like no loot from crates and invisible servitor and ghost pikes are still there, plus new ones like yesterday the frame rates during the public events on Titan were sometimes down to single digits, and the lag was a complete joke, the enemies were moving all over the place, and I'm sure I saw a high value target fly off in like superman.

    Also maybe it's me, or maybe there are more servers this time around, but it feels like when you are on patrol you come across very few other guardians. With the exception of when the game resets and everyone is trying to complete Public Events for their powerful engram, I'm usually in the area on my own maybe with one or two others. Is the game already losing users? or do I just play during anti-social hours
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  • It sure is grand to have Virtual On back

  • harryisme 22/09/2017

    @jabberwocky Same here, but Mikoto has has gone against actual manned mechs, in the spin-off of the series.

    I don't think any of the main cast have actually manned one themselves, it is usually the antagonists that have worn them.

    Wouldn't be a good idea for them specially with Touma's power it would probably breakdown, Mikoto would just fry it, and Index is just index.

    The other series by the author would make more sense as that one is all about mech suits and war, Heavy Object or something.
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  • harryisme 22/09/2017

    @jabberwocky While Index is on the Magical side, the series is based inside the Academy City, which focuses on technology, We have seen mechs in the series, with Mikoto destroying a few herself, I believe the first series of Railgun had her go up against one in the series, and the main antagonist also used one in the second series.

    Also in one of the movies I know there were Mechs there as well. So the series does have mechs, against the Railgun it would be useless, though she seems to be the one that faces the Mechs more often.
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  • harryisme 22/09/2017

    @jabberwocky They have mechs in Toaru right? It is the Academic city of Science and technology afterall. You can't have a Science and Tech city in Japan and not have mechs. Reply 0
  • Destiny 2's factions arrive next week for a new in-game event

  • harryisme 22/09/2017

    I tend to go for Dead Orbit first as they are the only ones that had the dark shaders, but I've never held true loyalty to one faction, I swapped around to rank up with all faction to get the exotic bond for all. Reply +3
  • Everton FC fans in a flap about new Angry Birds sponsor

  • harryisme 20/09/2017

    A bit late really, they had the sleeve sponsors against Man Utd, was more surprised Angry Bird was still popular, not the actual sponsorship, though seeing Rooney red face when he's getting frustrated does remind you of the red bird.

    I shouldn't really make fun as I know Man Utd are in talks with Tinder over their sleeve sponsor deal, I just know that will be a meme makers dream come true, if that deal goes through.
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  • Jelly Deals: Xbox One X pre-orders are now live

  • harryisme 20/09/2017

    @BadFlounder You have to look at the PC hardware market to get an idea of when the next gen consoles will be out, and looking at how much of a impact Vega failed to make, Navi is unlikely to be the giant leap Sony would be looking at for a next gen console.

    You would be looking at a 10TF GPU atleast, and currently that would be the Vega 56, (and with the amount of heat and power that consumes, it would more than likely be clocked at a lower speed so a Vega 64 would be a better bet, and look at the price of that GPU, that is not going to be cheap enough to include inside a PS5, without making it a $800 or more unit.

    So unless AMD finally crack Nvidia's formula and manage to make Navi allot more power efficient and capable of running at a much higher clock speed without the same heat output, the PS5 is very likely still three years away.
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  • harryisme 20/09/2017

    @tafkap So having a Library of hundreds of Xbox 360 games, (soon OG Xbox Games being added,) and the entire Xbox One library is your definition of under supported?

    This is not a new generation of console, it's a upgrade over the current gen, but still part of the current generation of console.

    Also using that argument, how many games did the PS4 Pro launch with? I can remember the game from Ico developer, and I'm drawing a blank.
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  • It sounds like Slightly Mad Studios is making a Fast & Furious game

  • harryisme 20/09/2017

    So SMS whose first project as a studio was working on the more sim type Need for Speed: Shift I believe, are going to go against the NFS franchise in the future.

    There is certainly enough talent there to make it possible, will be interesting to see how it pans out.
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  • World's first 8K VR headset off to flyer on Kickstarter

  • harryisme 20/09/2017

    Correct me if I'm wrong but for it to be 8K wouldn't you need 4 4K screens to reach that resolution?

    I have seen reviews for the Pimax 4K headsets before, and I know they sell for around £300 on Gearbest, they got some decent reviews as well.

    This does look like a interesting project, though I'm not sure about this brainwarp technology, I could be mistaken, but I would think each eye receiving slightly different data would be a bit jarring for some.

    Also I have to wonder isn't $300 for two controller with dock expensive? I don't think even the Vive controllers cost that much, and these very much look like straight rip-off of those.
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