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  • Pokémon Go to brand cheaters with mark of shame

  • harryisme 22/06/2017

    @Buggs While I do agree about Niantic did need to put more effort into fixing issues with Go. They did need to concentrate efforts in catching cheats as well. As for many Spoofers are ruining one of the main parts of the game.

    However where Niantic stumbled was who they branded as cheaters. Everyone from those who used scanners to spoofers who were disrupting other players by taking over Gyms were all painted with the same brush, they were all cheaters, and Niantic put in just as much effort to go after spoofers as they did those who used third party scanners.

    If Niantic put in more effort blocking spoofers from taking over Gym and improve the scanner options to make using third party tools redundant, they'd be in much better shape right now.
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  • Sega's back catalogue is headed to mobile with Sega Forever

  • harryisme 21/06/2017

    One part of me is really excited to get this release, on the other I'm disappointed it's on Android and iphone, I can't for the life of me play these games on a touch screen.

    If it supports controllers, I might look into getting those cheap android boxes to play these games. I'd love to see some arcade classics released as well, Sega were years ahead of others with their arcade technology.
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  • Gearbox to publish Epic's Fortnite on disc

  • harryisme 21/06/2017

    Wasn't this game supposed to be one of the early showcase games to highlight the advantages of the Unreal Engine 4? Epic games has changed quite a bit since the game was originally announced, allot of their key game developers have left, the are now partially owned by a Chinese games company, and they've pretty much ceased being a typical AAA full retail release developer, and mainlu focusing on FTP games. Reply +3
  • Xbox One X looks stunning - but we need to see more

  • harryisme 14/06/2017

    @flooff Next Gen has to be 4K/60 as standard, 8K won't be a thing for a while (And that would need a major boost in GPU performance to hit. we are talking atleast 20TF or more and probably 20GB RAM.) and who knows how many years it will be before we see 8K screens as common as 4K.

    In fact I'm hoping with HDMI 2.1 being recently announced, I hope all games will support VRR and go up to 120hz.
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  • Sony PlayStation E3 2017 conference live report

  • harryisme 13/06/2017

    Did Sony just phone it in this year? They usually go over their usual 90 minutes and this year it looks like they struggled to fill in one hour. Reply +2
  • Xbox One X promises a strong and stable line-up

  • harryisme 12/06/2017

    Leaving aside the whole topic of the price, something I've over talked about already, let's talk about the games MS announced.

    There was one thing that was really lacking in MS's game conference, and that was a killer app. All the games MS showed were games that if you already owned a Xbox you'd look at and think, 'hmm...these look interesting maybe I'll buy it when it launches.' However there was nothing there that someone who was on the fence or just curious would look at and go 'OK I want this game, and I'm going to buy an Xbox to play it.'

    Nothing (atleast exclusives wise) stood out as must grab games, which is a shame because all games looked amazing.
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  • Original Xbox games coming to Xbox One via backwards compatibility

  • harryisme 12/06/2017

    Shenmue 2, would make me happy, that and Dead or Alive were the only games I own. Reply 0
  • Xbox One Scorpio revealed as Xbox One X

  • harryisme 12/06/2017

    This was a disappointing conference if I'm honest, I personally felt it's one of the most disappointing Xbox conference in years, yes they showed allot of games, but the majority of them were titles that really didn't get me that hyped, Ori 2 looks awesome but beyond that nothing stood out.

    As for the the price point, I've already made my views clear, it's a bad move, If MS want to regain any market share they need to be ruthless, just releasing the most powerful console doesn't guarantee success, The original Xbox is a classic example of power alone not being enough. They need to get the price, performance and content spot on, specially when you are playing the chasing game.

    I really thought Project Scorpio would be MS coming out fighting, but it doesn't feel like they've learnt from their mistake....There was a reason why Sony's $399 price point for the PS4 broke the internet.

    MS needed a mic drop moment, instead they came out with the maximum price point most reasonable people were expecting. The way they've been hyping this felt like they wanted to take the fight to Sony, however you can be sure soon as Phil announced that price everyone at Sony let out of a sigh of relief, because they still have a minimum of a $100 price point advantage.
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  • Project Scorpio reportedly set to cost $499

  • harryisme 11/06/2017

    @TheSilentMeow Add VAT to that and you have £469.64. US prices don't include sales tax as it's different every state, with some not have any, in the UK VAT is included in the price. Reply +2
  • harryisme 11/06/2017

    It will struggle at that price, specially if Sony drop the price of the Pro as expected. Yeah the hardcore fanbase will buy it day one, but beyond that it could leave MS in a situation where they have the most powerful console but the userbase is not big enough to make it a viable option for third party developers to do more than the bare minimum to support the console.

    I hope MS will seriously reconsider their pricing if this is true. They are literally shooting themselves in the foot, a $100 to $150 price difference is too great.
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  • E3 2017: Why Project Scorpio is good news for PS4 Pro users

  • harryisme 10/06/2017

    @Fake_Blood You do know what choice is right? (Also thanks for taking my comment out of context, Mr Trump).

    If you have PC and want to play Xbox platform exclusive, not having to buy a Xbox to do it is a good thing, MS don't care as long as the get the sale. But just because it comes out on PC does not mean no one has a reason to buy a Xbox for those games, for allot of people, it's cheaper, more convenient to buy a console, and that is the market that MS is aiming for, same with Sony.
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  • harryisme 10/06/2017

    @Fake_Blood Wow...never did I say anything about getting a Xbox. Go back to sleep. Reply -1
  • harryisme 10/06/2017

    @Fake_Blood If the fact these Xbox exclusives were also coming on PC was a big deal, the Windows 10 storefront would be getting plenty of traffic, but everyone knows that is not the case.

    I personally think this is a great thing, if PC gamers can get a chance to play the Xbox exclusives, great for them and MS, because at the end of the day that's where Money is made. (With the exception of Nintendo) consoles are sold at a loss and money is recouped from software sales and licensing.

    The whole argument 'no need to buy a Xbox because all the exclusives also come out on the PC' is a flawed on. A
    typical PC gamer and Console gamer is not the same, I own all platforms, but still choose the console for my gaming needs, because it's just more convenient.

    Now back to this article, I agree, a bigger userbase of 4K console owners means more developers are going to support the resolution, (PC owners also benefit from this.) though one technical limitation that was not touched on was the amount of RAM. while I can see Developers supporting higher resolutions, will the 5.5GB RAM available to developers be enough for them to deliver 4K textures on the Pro?

    Might we even see that the lack of 4K textures on the Pro will lead to Developers not adding 4K textures for the Scorpio? If not I wonder how they'll use that extra 3.5GB RAM.

    It will certainly be interesting to see how developers make use to the hardware available to them, and I can see DF comparisons articles being even more interesting.
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  • Pokémon Go Ice and Fire event, new multiplayer gameplay detailed

  • harryisme 08/06/2017

    Could this be a cheeky nod to the impending launch of new Game of Thrones episodes?

    Could be or it could be simply because Summer officially starts in the Northern Hemisphere and winter in the southern hemisphere this month, or could be both.

    It's a shame the Fire and Ice type Pokemon don't have much importance in the current meta game, (exception of ice types against Dragonite), Though I wouldn't say no to another Laprus or two, though it probably means even more swinubs. XP bonus is always a plus.
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  • Pokémon Go cheaters complain they're being punished with Pidgeys

  • harryisme 24/05/2017

    @BigOrkWaaagh Trackers use throwaway accounts, everytime they get banned they create a new accounts, this would be what a new account flagged for cheating would see, making the tracker less effective.

    Also Tracker accounts don't need to catch pokemon they just need to know where the pokemon are what their IV is.
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  • harryisme 24/05/2017

    Hey don't knock, Pidgey's it's thanks to the thousands I caught that helped me reach level 30.

    That said I don't really have an issue with those using trackers, (I even think they make the game more enjoyable to play, surely beats the current 'go to this pokestop to catch this pokemon' built in tracker.

    I'm even sort of okay with spoofers using it to just catch pokemon, my biggest issue is with the spoofing software used to take over Gyms. catching Pokemon you are only cheating yourself and not really ruining other enjoyment, spoofing to take over gym is affecting other players.

    However this is positive, if they can stop spoofers from catching high level pokemon, I guess it makes it more difficult for them to take over gyms with just Pidgeys and rattata's.
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  • GAME launches unattractive new £36 loyalty card scheme

  • harryisme 19/05/2017

    What a great deal, give Game £36 a year, so you are paying only 10% more for the same game online...bargain.

    I feel sorry for the parent/grandparent/uncles, who get scammed into buying this.
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  • HTC Vive now offers two-year £35 monthly financing option

  • harryisme 15/05/2017

    Not the worst deal, though I do expect to see a more streamlined, cheaper model of the HTC Vice in the near future, and would personally rather wait for the tech to mature a bit more before investing in VR. Reply 0
  • Lego Marvel Super Heroes 2 announced

  • harryisme 15/05/2017

    If I am honest,I never expected to see Marvel Lego games, after Warner Bros acquired Traveler Tales, and Disney owned Marvel. Not only do we have two competing movie production houses, Warner Bros also own DC Comic so it's competing super hero franchises.

    I'm happy to see that's not stopped them making Lego Marvel games, as the last one was brilliant, and I expect the sequel to be just as much fun to play.
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  • In Theory: Could Sony release PlayStation 5 in 2018?

  • harryisme 13/05/2017

    I don't think we should expect a 8TF PS5 in 2018. For one, even running at the same speed as the Scorpio, it would need 54CU to reach 8TF, making it really expensive, (If EG is thinking $499 for just four more CU, and a faster clock, how much would the same speed and 14 more CU's cost?) Also would likely put the power draw at over 300W, which is a bit too high for a games console, and it would require a really beefy cooling solution.

    I expect once AMD move to the 7nm node, (rumoured to be 2018/19) and that has matured a bit, we'll see the PS5 and probably even a New Xbox. So 2020/21 seems to be a safe bet. by then I expect DDR6 will have matured enough to be affordable with 16GB, hopefully SSD's will have overcome it's current hurdle and be cheaper and have higher capacity.

    We will have the technology next year to release a new console that is 8-10TF next year but the costs would be too high for a game console.
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  • Blizzard reveals Overwatch's loot box probabilities

  • harryisme 05/05/2017

    I like this rule, other governments should do the same, maybe knowing the odds before hand will make a few people think twice before then spend all their money on loot boxes. Reply +3
  • Fan gets free trip to BlizzCon after finding long-lost StarCraft gold master

  • harryisme 05/05/2017

    I can't blame Khemist49's for going the 'not getting sued by a multi-billion dollar company' route instead of posting the content online. Yeah if he'd uploaded first then he would would have a plausible defense, but if he did it after the Lawyers contacted him, he had little choice but to comply.

    I expect the majority of the users posting hate his way would have done the same thing, you can't go up against a organisation like Activision that makes Billions every year and would have the legal higher ground.
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  • Teenager behind Microsoft and Sony hacks jailed for two years

  • harryisme 26/04/2017

    He wanted to make friends in the gaming community, by creating a tool that would disrupt them partaking in their hobby? Yeah I see why he struggled to make friends here.

    Two years seems a bit lenient when you consider how much chaos his tool caused, but it's a start.
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  • Watch: Sniper Ghost Warrior 3 takes 5 minutes to load. Here's what you can do in that time.

  • harryisme 24/04/2017

    @MadDave123 Because reloading checkpoints and restarting missions is usually only done after you die, yeah the fast travel benefits everyone, but the other two you only do when you fail your mission. So if the Developer is making this a priority, then they are likely expecting you do die allot. Reply -2
  • harryisme 24/04/2017

    So they must not have allot of faith in their player base, if they are saying the five minute load times were deliberate for the sake of, fast traveling, loading last checkpoints and restarting missions, So they are either making excuses, or they think their game is really difficult or that we all suck at games. Reply 0
  • May's Xbox Live Games with Gold detailed

  • harryisme 21/04/2017

    @bioreit Well it Was, now we have Rogue One, and Episode seven. Reply +1
  • Ultra Street Fighter 2 on Nintendo Switch costs £35

  • harryisme 19/04/2017

    Expensive considering what it is, and on top of that, the Switch console does not exactly have the best controls to get a good experience, there is no D-pad, so you have to use the analogue stick, which is not the best way to experience a fighting game. Reply +9
  • Sources: Nintendo to launch SNES mini this year

  • harryisme 19/04/2017

    This would be cool, but what are the chances of the average fan managing to get a hold of the hardware at the Retail Recommended price? Unless Nintendo are going to have a healthy supply of these, (or force a 1-2 unit per consumer policy) I fully expect scalpers will buy most of the stock and then sell them on Ebay at triple the price. Reply +1
  • Nintendo discontinues NES Mini in Europe, too

  • harryisme 18/04/2017

    @el_pollo_diablo I wouldn't be surprised if someone starts selling Raspberry Pi's within a NES Mini shell and price it for a few hundred quid.

    This is a baffling move, they continued to keep the supply low, and then just randomly discontinue, you'd think Nintendo were running the scalpel racket themselves or something. Though it's more likely they are closing the production line and turning it into a Switch production line.
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  • Android owners catch a break in this amazing Humble Bundle

  • harryisme 18/04/2017

    This is a great deal but has there not been multiple Android Humble Bundles already? In fact I don't think any mobile bundles have been for Apple devices, as Apple does not allow side-loading games (without jail-breaking) So I am a bit confused with the tone of the article, as it makes it sound like Android users are catching a break when in reality they've been getting these deals for years already. Reply +9
  • We watched a Scorpio console get put together

  • harryisme 17/04/2017

    The hard drive part does worry me somewhat, no matter how how much work has gone into making it work at it's optimal speed, but at the end of the day it is still a 1TB Hard drive, so a external Hard drive is going to be a must (specially as I expect 4K games will need 4K textures making file sizes bigger.) I'm not sure if this means many of us that have a external 5400rpm HDD attached will need to upgrade to a faster drive or not. hopefully this will be cleared up after the official launch.

    I really want to see what this console looks like, though I wouldn't surprised if some one has not already taken the renders and pictures of the internals, managed to figure out the sizes and created a render of what the console will look like.
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  • harryisme 17/04/2017

    These articles make me think the visit to the Xbox Redmond camp, was a similar experience to Charlie visiting that Chocolate Factory...Not gonna lie I am jealous of Richard getting to visit the campus to see the console take shape. Reply +3
  • Peter Moore bids farewell on his last day in the video game industry

  • harryisme 15/04/2017

    I said this when the news broke and I'll say it again, I Highly respect what Peter Moore has done in the Game Industry, He did a great job at Sega trying to stop that ship from sinking, and made the Xbox brand what it was (before his successor messed it up.), And made EA look less evil. But I can't wish him good luck on his new job, being a lifelong Man Utd fan it's a difficult thing to do...So let's just say I'm happy for him to be working for the Football Team he's been a lifelong fan of. Reply +7
  • FIFA 17 played on three monitors is a beautiful game

  • harryisme 13/04/2017

    @funkstar Yeah I know, I think the 360 versions of Forza allowed something similar, but I was thinking more along the line of a adapter that allowed 4 1080p screens to be connected to the Scorpio and give you a similar experience on one console, not many people would use it, but it would be a great feature to include. Reply 0
  • harryisme 13/04/2017

    @carmagainagain at a hardware standpoint there is nothing that can stop the Scorpio was handling this, it's 3 1080p screens, where the Scorpio should be able to run this at 4K, though it doesn't have the monitor output to do this.

    Actually Turn 10 do like to show Forza running on multi screens at shows (though usually on custom dev kits,) So I wouldn't be surprised if we see similar set-up at E3. I know it would be a niche market but I wouldn't mind seeing a adapter for racing games that allowed racing games to run on multiple 1080 screens, instead of one 4K screen.

    Back to the article, this is impressive, though have EA started supporting Fifa properly on the PC yet? I know previous iteration were still running on the older engines, I'm not sure if they've updated to the frostbite engine yet.
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  • Project Scorpio supports FreeSync and next-gen HDMI

  • harryisme 11/04/2017

    This really is big news, I had pretty much everything crossed that when AMD announced support for Freesync via HDMI that consoles would somehow add support for this.

    It's a good thing MS are enabling enhanced 1080p support, because I'm not sure there will be a TV on the market that will have this option available at time of launch...might have to look getting a compatible monitor instead.
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  • Huge Xbox spring sale now live

  • harryisme 11/04/2017

    @suzakuseven Ohh...Gears of War, I completely forgot that game came out on Windows 10, I thought it was Gears 4, d'oh...good price. Reply +1
  • harryisme 11/04/2017

    @suzakuseven £11.59? Where? Reply 0
  • harryisme 11/04/2017

    @ArtyEG That's strange I'm seeing a 40% price cut in the Market store, £47.99 down from £79.99. Reply 0
  • Forza Motorsport on Scorpio: the full story

  • harryisme 09/04/2017

    This is all really great to read, I'll be honest when I first saw the specs and how MS are getting to these performance levels I was worried, but reading about how they went about designing the console, and getting the best out of the hardware, I.m really impressed, and it doesn't sound like it's marketing talk, these are actual software and hardware developers.

    I wonder if the PIX engine would help MS with Xbox One Games as well, if the emulator can pinpoint the bandwidth restrictions, they could tweak the software engines to get the most out of the older hardware maybe?

    I can't wait to hear from third party developers working on the hardware how these optimisations have helped them develop for the Scorpio, if at all.
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  • Sega cracks down on Puyo Puyo Tetris streams

  • harryisme 08/04/2017

    @SpaceMonkey77 Well this situation is different Sega are not stopping western gamers from uploading the game on the Youtubes, it is Atlus that are doing this. Sega are stopping them in Japan, which is the part i'm confused about.

    Sega must be kicking themselves not publishing Persona5 worldwide, by giving publishing right to a other parties, they must have lost out on a few million in Revenue.
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  • harryisme 07/04/2017

    OK....I understand Persona 5 to some level, it's story driven so the Developers might feel having the story spoiled would hurt sales, though I'm not convinced that is accurate but I can understand them thinking it.

    Puyo Puyo Tetis is um....well Puyo Puyo Tetris, what are they worried about? Someone will figure out that the purple blobs are pure evil and plan to take over the world? This always confused me about Japanese Developers, we see plenty of artists self publish manga's and making money using characters from other Manga's, Anime and games, and that seems fine but playing games and streaming them is a big no no.
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  • CD Projekt explains Cyberpunk trademark

  • harryisme 07/04/2017

    If there was a developer I was OK with owning the copyright to such a generic word it would be CDR, in the future it may be a different matter if ownership trade hands, but right now there is no other Dev I can think of who would not abuse the ownership.

    Honestly can we blame them? We live in a world full of patent and copyright trolls, and they have a valid point if they don't copyright the word, some troll will file a copyright for it and try to sue them. And it's not as generic as say Scrolls or Candy.
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  • Gearbox partners with controversial game key reseller G2A for Bulletstorm: Full Clip Edition bundle

  • harryisme 06/04/2017

    Odd move indeed. not exactly surprising considering both have a habit of shady practices, one has a habit of selling stolen keys, other has a habit of selling unfinished games and then pushing the blame on others.

    however it's odd because these are expensive editions, and G2A visitors are going to visit the site for deals, not to pay €249.99 on a collectors edition. I think Gearbox are overestimating the popularity of this franchise, yes it has a built a fanbase, but not big enough to pay £34+ for the game.
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  • Jelly Deals: Get a Vive with £100 / $100 off today only

  • harryisme 05/04/2017

    HTC Vive on sale with a £100 off, but still only £30 cheaper than launch ....the exchange rate sucks. Reply +12
  • PS4 premium joypad face-off: Razer Raiju vs Nacon Revolution Pro

  • harryisme 02/04/2017

    So the DS4 controller wins. Whilst EG are doing unfair comparisons, how about comparing the third party (and much cheaper) Xbox Fusion 2 controllers with the official Xbox Elite controller? Reply -18
  • Peripherals maker Mad Catz files for bankruptcy

  • harryisme 01/04/2017

    @Laryd1985 I believe they own Tritton, however they don't own Turtle Beach, they just have the distribution rights for their headsets in Europe. Reply 0
  • harryisme 31/03/2017

    It's a shame really, I've not had too many issues with Mad Catz products, I loved their Dreamcast controller with the six front face buttons, and I own two of their Arcade Sticks. And their Pro controllers for the PS3 and 360 were really innovative with their interchangeable thumb sticks and D-pad, though apart from the Arcade sticks and the Rock Band disaster, I don't remember seeing much released from them over the years, Do they still own Tritton? Reply +2
  • Oculus co-founder Palmer Luckey departs Facebook

  • harryisme 31/03/2017

    I think it's the best decision for the future of VR and Oculas, he may have kickstarted the VR revolution, but he's also been responsible for some of the most negative news surrounding it, from his selling out to Facebook, him going back on his word and making a walled garden, him promising a affordable VR experience for everyone and then coming out at a much higher price point, his political stance and other views and ofcourse him being sued by Zenimax.

    There was too much negativity surrounding Palmer Luckey, which spilled across to the whole VR industry, which for a fledgling sector could be crippling.
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  • Snake Pass review

  • harryisme 30/03/2017

    @wowami £15.99 on the digital store, don't think this has a physical release so prices seem to be the same across the board. Reply 0