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  • The PS4 Slim is real - confirmed

  • harryisme 23/08/2016

    @Hellotherenow They can't sue EG for reporting on the news and confirming it's existance. IF EG were already informed by Sony of the console before hand and had signed an NDA saying they wouldn't leak information then Sony would have a case.

    However as EG did not sell the console before it's release or even buy the hardware themselves, they merily reported on the existance of the hardware and verified it's accuracy, (you know like good reporters would) Sony would not have any case against EG in court.
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  • harryisme 22/08/2016

    While it certainly looks convincing, I'll be honest hoping it's fake, for one the removing the Optical Out port would be an issue for many who use the port to connect to external speakers or use headsets like the Astro A50's.

    Also lets be honest it looks kinda cheap, like a set top box. Compared to the sleek design of the original it's looks like a downgrade let's hope that's because of the camera. And lastly, I don't think they needed to go that small, the current design is smaller than the XBO S and I would have prefered it if Sony took advantage of the smaller chipset by improving the thermals inside the console, which is an area the PS4 is lagging behind the XBO, maybe i'm wrong and the console is not only smaller but quieter too, in which case my biggest issue will be the lack of Optical out.
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  • Disgruntled No Man's Sky players thrust Sony's PS4 refund policy back into the spotlight

  • harryisme 21/08/2016

    @lacerz Dude if you are going to make a statement like that atleast give an example of why. Otherwise it just sounds like baseless accusations.

    I've personally never had issues with MS customer service, my HDD failed on me when I bought a 360 Elite and they sent me a replacement without any issue. I had a wierd problem where the credit on account was allocated to a US account instead of UK, and the CS couldn't resolve it so they raised it with the tech team who called me at a later date to sort things out.

    I can't imagine them blocking someone from playing a game ever on that platform just to get a refund. That doesn't even make sense, why would you cut off the chance to regain a sale at a later date? That just sound very childish.
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  • Destiny's PlayStation-exclusive content stays exclusive for longer than expected

  • harryisme 19/08/2016

    @jabberwocky Sony from 2006, Microsoft from 2013, Nintendo from 1996 and 2012, and Sega from 1995 would all like to say hello.

    History has proven, having the biggest install base means nothing. You could sell over 100 Million Units and then get cocky and lose a large percentage of that userbase by the time your next console roles up.
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  • Yes, there will be Project Scorpio VR-exclusives

  • harryisme 19/08/2016

    @Machiavellian Then no one will buy it. If MS sell it at cost, then we could be looking at a cost of $600.

    If that's the price it launches at it will struggle to compete against the other consoles. The console has to be $400-450 at launch and it will sell units.

    It is a gamble but a gamble MS can afford and may need to make. Because at the end of the day it doesn't matter how powerful the console is, if it's out of the price range of the majority of the console market..they don't want to make the same mistake Sony made with the PS3 or the mistake they made with the launch of the XBO.
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  • harryisme 18/08/2016

    @I_Am_CatButler Yeah I was thinking about the Puma not Bulldozer, sorry. THe Scorpio will likely include the Puma or the next variation of the chipset.

    Yeah I don't think the Zen is a viable option, The SoC is going to big with the GPU alone, adding 4 Zen CPU would make the SoC massive. Which would lead to thermal problems.

    Plus the costs would be crazy, I expect MS are going to be making a loss per unit sold so they would be looking at cutting costs where they can.
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  • harryisme 18/08/2016

    @cloudskipa THe CPU has already been confirmed as having 8 cores, so there is no change here or a need for Virtual Machines to emulate the eight cores of the XBO. As much as I would like to see it, I seriously doubt MS will be using the ZEN architecture for the console, (the cost of the SoC is already going to be high thanks to the GPU, so MS are not going to increase costs further by including the ZEN CPU as well,) they would also have issues with thermals if they went for a beefy CPU. It will be a updated Jaguar, most likely the bulldozer, just like the one that is found in the PS4Neo.

    I don't know where you get the information about VM's because I've yet to read any leaks that have suggested the CPU is not a more beefed up CPU found in the XBO and PS4. Just like the PS Neo.
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  • harryisme 18/08/2016

    @globalisateur I disagree, they will be able to include the data for both platforms, as the hardware is not that much different, the CPU and GPU are more powerful and updated versions of the Hardware already inside the XBO, the biggest difference is the (likely) exclusion of the ESRAM and the move to GDDR5 from DDR3.

    Beyond that, the CPU is still going to be the 8 core CPU, and the GPU will be AMD design...just like the PS4 Neo is. Both MS and Sony are moving to a newer GCN architecture with the new consoles.

    I don't see how Sony updating the Hardware will be fine, but MS doing the same will be impossible. Yeah the change in Memory will be make it more of a challenge, but it should not require completely different disks to hold the game date on.
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  • harryisme 18/08/2016

    Well it was pretty obvious, It's good to know MS didn't try to tack on VR to the XBO, it isn't powerful enough and trying to force VR to the unit could have a negative impact on the growing VR sector if it couldn't provide a smooth experience to the consumer. Though it's still wierd to read about VR content for the Scorpio, yet have no clue how the VR experience will be implimented, will they release their own hardware or make the Vive or Oculus compatible with the hardware? Nobody knows, yet they speak about VR as if they've already revealed their plans for VR already. Reply 0
  • Nvidia unveils cut-down GeForce GTX 1060 3GB

  • harryisme 18/08/2016

    @VEGA Are you kidding me? People were confused with the differance between the AMD series cards when they had the 2x0X series and the 2x0 series cards.

    Now if the difference in naming is the amount of RAM, it will confuse them even more. This card is not aimed at tech heads alone, it is the most mainstream card they have, the ones who just want to play 1080p at a steady framerate. They don't know what extra TF's mean, or why the higher core count matters, they just want to see a model name, see what type of performance levels they get and be done. If they do a Google search they'll likely google GTX 1060 not GTX 1060 3GB. Which will get them more results for the 1060 6GB model as that is the card tech sites care more about.

    That's why I said it should have been named 1050TI vecause I expect we'll see a 1050 sometime soon, so the Ti line was still free.
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  • harryisme 18/08/2016

    Naming it the 1060 is stupid, if it doesn't have the same number of cores as the 6GB model Nvidia should not name it the 1060 and confuse the consumer. It could be argued they are duping them into thinking the product is the same as the 6GB model with less RAM only by giving it the same name.

    This is specially important as it's hitting the price point that will appeal to the mass market, most who will not be hardcore fans, they will just go by advice they are given and see what's popular, and they could end up buying this thinking it's more powerful than it is.

    They should have named it the 1050ti or something similar.

    As for the product itself, it could be interesting how AMD will react, at the moment, I feel they've marked the 470 and 460 higher than they intended as there is no other card competing in those price brackets. The release of the cutdown version could lead to the 470 going down to $150 and the 460 down to $100, which is what I beleive they original plan was, the price point of 470 at the moment is confusing to say the least as in many situations it costs as much or more than the 4GB 480 model, or is only Ł10 less.
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  • 500GB and 1TB Xbox One S bundles announced

  • harryisme 16/08/2016

    @nea Actually hoping the 599 was 349€ not 399€, 100€ for an extra 500GB is too much, (I'd say 50€ is too much as well but it doesn't look like that will change any time soon.)

    Anyone thinking of buying the 1TB model, a simple piece of advice, Don't, just buy a 2TB external drive for around Ł60, and you are sorted, this has te benifit of giving you an extra 1.5TB and the piece of mind that all your games are on a drive that can easily be replaced and the internal drive that cannot be easily accessed does not get used as much hopefully prolonging it's lifespan. (I know the lifespan of a HDD is long, but failure do happen.)
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  • FIFA 17 partners with Man United, so PES 2017 partners with Liverpool

  • harryisme 16/08/2016

    @Syrette Nissin is still listen on their global partners page, so yes they still have an official Cup Noodles sponsor.

    Makes sense, when you have arguably the biggest sports brand in the world, you will have brands from around the world willing to pay money to be an official sponsor so take advantage of it.
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  • In Theory: Can Sony upgrade PlayStation Neo's specs?

  • harryisme 15/08/2016

    @bigtechno Um...no Sony went first with their reveal in February and MS despite have 2 months to counter still ended up screwing up their reveal.

    If anything that reveal should tell us how little they can change this late in the process. MS knew exactly what Sony were offering and could only offer a slight clock increase.

    Sony likely made the PS4 reveal that early because they knew they had the more powerful console and MS were locked into their hardware. I expect MS are in a similar position now, they know Sony are pretty much locked in to their hardware so they could reveal the hardware 17 months before the console is hitting shelves.

    I expect the console reveal was partically made this early was to disrupt both the Neo and the NX reveal...because now when the consoles are revealed they will be compared against the 6TF console that is still over a year away from release.
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  • Pokémon Go has a new tracking mechanic, but only certain users have it

  • harryisme 09/08/2016

    I got the 'Your going too fast' warning multiple times when I played the game today, was stationary most of the time (not in a bus or train or a car) or walking at a casual 'looking for Pokemon' pace the others. Not gonna lie found it amusing at first but quickly got annoying.

    The radar works better, aleast it shows the pokemon nearby, you still have to hunt them down, but you know the list is accurate which is nice, and they've fixed the bug so pokemon are easier to catch again.

    Now I just have a issue of random freezes, but it's in a much better state.
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  • It looks like the white Xbox One S 2TB has sold out for good

  • harryisme 08/08/2016

    the 2TB model should be the standard, not a Ł100 limited edition premium. I don't understand why both Sony and MS do this when it comes to the higher Hard drive capacities.

    At this point I had hoped the 500GB was phased out, and the 1TB was the entry level with the 2TB as the $40 extra model. The price between a 500GB and 1TB Hard drive is not much at all maybe $10?
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  • There's a little Master Chief hidden inside the new Xbox One S

  • harryisme 04/08/2016

    I saw this yesterday in Austin Evena teardown video yersterday, first glance at it it does look like Megaman with the Master chief helmet on.

    It's a cool little easter egg, something the majority of us will never get to see....maybe they'll make a Battletoads game and the Chibi MC will be a unlockable, that would be cool.
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  • Sega has quietly become one of the world's best PC strategy game companies

  • harryisme 04/08/2016

    Sega as the company of old has not done that great in recent, but Sega as a company that has aquired talent has made some of the most smart aquisitions in the industry, and best is they've been hands off mainly and let the developers continue to excl in the area's they excelled in. Buying the developers of Football Manager, then the Total War and the Atlus has been the best decision the company has made since they became a software only publisher.

    I still hope to see some of ths classic games make a return, I've hoped they'd aquire Sumo Digital who have probably been the best third party developer they have used for their old IP's like Outrun, Sonit Transformed and Virtua Tennis. However in the meantime I am happy to see SEGA is still a strong developer on the PC platform. It says allot when MS would trust the SEGA owned Total War developer to work on Halo Wars 2.
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  • Xbox One S performance boost revealed

  • harryisme 02/08/2016

    TSMC's 16nm FinFET, I thought AMD used GlobalFoundry's and Samsung's 14nm FinFET process? Reply +1
  • Pokémon Go players erupt in anger after fan tools forced offline

  • harryisme 02/08/2016

    If Niantic fixed the bloody radar and gave you the option that ignored showing certain pokemon from showing on the nearby list it would be fine....All I see are Pidgeys, Weedles, Rattata's and Zubats right now. Would be so nice if I could not see themshow up...who knows maybe it would reduce the server load. Reply 0
  • Pokémon Go player claims to have first ever legendary

  • harryisme 02/08/2016

    Articuno's owner, kaitcovey, posted about her prize on her local Pokémon Go Facebook group. Her story is that she received the Pokémon as part of an apology from developer Niantic, after contacting them via email about an issue.

    Considering I watched many article, mentioning how bad Niantic are bad at communicating with the fans I find this reason hard to believe.

    So likely a glitch or hack...who knows, may even be a beta tester for all we know.
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  • HTC Vive price hike for UK - blame Brexit

  • harryisme 01/08/2016

    I'm not surprised by the price hike, I expect more will follow, so far the One PLus 3 went up in price and now the Vive. I am surprised the Ł is not recovering, I expected it to bounce up somewhere in between but it's still declining, that's not good at all.

    Sad part is even if it does recover, you can bet companies will drag their feet about readjusting the price to be more accurate.
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  • Nintendo NX - games, specs, release date and everything we know about the new portable system

  • harryisme 01/08/2016

    @number1024 In comparison to HDD they are. Maximum capacity for SD card is 256GB and for a good quality card that won't hamper access load times could cost in excess of a Ł100.

    Optical Drives are not an issue for home consoles as games are installed on HDD, that have a larger capacity, because of that MS and Sony don't seem to have a limit to patch sizes.

    The Storage situation for the NX is different the games are on the Cartridge and the MicroSD card will store any patches, and considering the size of patches and the fact considering the time we live a good percentage of people will just buy the games online, so even a 256GB MicroSD will fill up quickly.

    In the past I've never worried about this because games on portable consoles have been relatively small in size in comparison to home consoles, but now the situation is different, the NX is a home console that is portable, that means full Home Console Titles with the Storage requirements and patches problems that come with them. Look at Halo 5 for example that game is 50Gb on Disk and another 40GB in Patches and Multiplayer content, that kind of space taken up on MicroSD could could be a major issue for allot of people who are unlikely going to go out to buy a couple 256GB MicroSD cards just for the NX.
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  • harryisme 01/08/2016

    @Aj64 Because 3DS games are not that complicated or that big, the NX games could be as big as 32GB in size maybe even bigger, and we've seen with the PS4 and XBO that the patches released on for the can be over 10GB in size, My original query was how will the NX handle this.

    I know it's not on DVD, but Cartridges are ROM as in Read Only Memory, essentially making it as rewritable as a DVD ROM drive. patches are stored on HDD or SD Cards...HDD are out of the question for a portable device, and MicroSD cards are limited by space in comparison, it could become an issue and one Nintendo need to have a solution for before hand.
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  • harryisme 31/07/2016

    @WhiteUmbrella Nintendo games maybe, but what about Third Party games, lets say Fallout came out on the NX do you expect it to be bug free out of the gate? Bathesda games are always buggy and need multiple patches. if Cartridges force the games to come out without the ability to patch later we'll see every single game on the NX release much later on the NX compared to other platforms or getting a buggy game that can never be patched.

    People like to think games were bug free with they were released on Cartridges, that's not true, as a child of the 80's and 90's I know for a fact that wasn't the case, it was largely because the games were simpler and not as technical that there were fewer bugs in game and if there was a bug that was the end of it...Moving to Cartridges will not reduce the amount of bugs in a game. That will always be down to the developers and as games more advanced there will be more bugs unfortunitely.
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  • harryisme 30/07/2016

    @WhiteUmbrella I think they will have patches but my concern is how it will handle patches and DLC, unlike the 3DS which has a game under 4GB in size the NX will have games upwards of 32GB in size and if it has DLC like the games on PS4 and XBO it will have games with patches and DLC in the GB, how will the console handle this? Reply +1
  • harryisme 30/07/2016

    @Cheeky-Girl-Gamer That would be great but this is Nintendo and I seriously doubt it will be anything below Ł250, if it is under Ł200 I expect it will be a massive hit, and I'll glady take back all my negative comments and be one of the first to place a pre-order. Reply +1
  • harryisme 30/07/2016

    The biggest factor could end up being the price once again, if this console ends up selling for the lets say $400 like the PS4 and doesn't offer the same performance, Nintendo could see low sales simply because cheaper options are out there, and consumers may feel they are paying extra for the portability options they don't need, (no matter how portable it is, the main reason most will but it will not be to play on the go.) And it could put off the fans of tehe handheld console because it is too expensive compared to the 3DS. It also makes it as expensive as high spec Smartphone like the One Plus 3.

    The Wii U struggled in sales partially because the price was too high for the consoles capabilities, and I know for me atleast I didn't like the idea of paying extra for that controller I didn't want.

    If Nintendo can release this at $250-$300 then they could see success...but if the console ends up costing more it could end up being too high for the casual 3DS market that are interested in portability and those who don't want to pay extra for a battery and screen they will never use as they plan to connect it to the TV anyway. But this is Nintendo and the said they will sell it for a profit so likely going to cost $400 or more.

    Another factor is storage, if it's cartridge based how will the games handle patches and DLC? MicroSD's are still relatively small in comparison to HDD's and we've seen how big patches are nowadays. Are we expected to carry multiple MicroSD cards around, or will Nintendo sell propriotory memory cards like Sony did with the Vita?
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  • Nintendo NX is powered by Nvidia Tegra technology

  • harryisme 01/08/2016

    @Drygore You obviously forgot about the PSP, the handheld Sony supported for years, and despite it being much more powerful than the 3DS, and having moderate success in Japan, it never came close to competing with the 3DS. The Vita had plenty of support early on, but it never gained traction because most people looked at it, and then looked at their phone and thought, my phone is good enough for my need.

    Sony dropped support for the Vita when it became obvious it was a flop and Sony could not afford to keep supporting it, it was a great console but the games they were offering were designed for home consoles, and they just didn't translate as well on the go. I have my Vita and whenever I play it I justthink the experience would be better at home with a regular controller.
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  • harryisme 26/07/2016

    @ClemyNX Smartphones are not Dedicated Handheld devices, they are used as phones, internet, shopping, music consumption, video consumtion, to take photo's and videos, social media and ofcourse gaming.

    It is a multi-purpose device, the NX would have one role and that would be Gaming. When average Joe is leaving home they will grab their keys, and mobile phone always, and for the commute to and from work etc it's fine for the masses. the NX would just be another device they have to carry around with them, and for many people that would be one device too many.

    They will not choose a simpler phone to sacrifice for a more powerful handheld console. Because the Smartphone is critical to their daily lives, it's what they watch videos on, play their music, communicate with their friends and collegues on, conduct work and research, do their shopping, interact on social media etc.

    Nintendo will need a gimmick more than a device that is a handheld and can be connected to the TV. They would be better off releasing two devices, a more powerful home console and then another less powerful handheld device sold separate that allowed you to play the same games on the go if you want. forcing the mobile issue could backfire on them.

    Edit: In case you want an example, look at the Nvidia shield, Nvidia started te line up as a dedicated handheld, and within two generations they turned it into a device connected to the TV only.
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  • harryisme 26/07/2016

    So if this is running on the X1, isn't it going to be just slightly more powerful than the Wii U?

    This would be a baffling move from Nintendo, and one that will backfire, the number of people who buy a dedicated handheld device is on the decline, Yes I can see this being a moderate success in Japan, but globally, unless Nintendo can show us with some truelly revolutionary idea's it will flop.

    Sony has proven a powerful handheld console does not mean success. If this ends up as true Nintendo could be looking at a bigger flop than the Wii U. If they mess it up they could kill their handheld and home console market in one go.
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  • Pokémon Go update removes broken nearby footprints feature

  • harryisme 31/07/2016

    @riceNpea Yeah it's down, just went for a 5km walk, and the nearby radar is still broken, it didn't show any of the pokemon I caught on the nearby screen...just filled it with Pidgeys, rattatas, Zubats and Weedles, Because that's what everyone wants to catch. Reply +1
  • harryisme 31/07/2016

    Removing the three steps icon is not fixing the bloody 3 step bug. Now I have no idea how far the Pokemon actually are which is worst in my opinion, atleast first I had a clue, now no idea, it makes me less motivated to walk around and to try and find pokemon. Reply +7
  • What the heck is Darksiders: Warmastered Edition

  • harryisme 29/07/2016

    Didn't we already get a HD remaster of Darksiders? Then again this is Deep Silver haven't they done this for Saints Row and Dead Island as well?

    Maybe they are tuning the game engine further ahead of announcing Darksiders 3. Atleast it's a good price, unlike a certain other developer who is forcing you to buy a Ł70 bundle to get a remaster and is charging almost full price for another remaster that for the PC atleast is a bad Console port despite there being a PC version already released that worked fine.
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  • People think the Mario & Sonic Rio Olympics game shouts a really bad word

  • harryisme 29/07/2016

    It does sound like the C-word that's for sure, if it's meant to be a Grunt or Caught who knows....it doesn't help matters that the charactor saying it is fits the profile of someone who you would expect to have a...lets say colourful vocabulary. So him saying it doesn't even sound out of charactor. Reply +1
  • Pokémon Go region exclusives can be caught from eggs, evidence suggests

  • harryisme 28/07/2016

    I thought it was known you can get the region exclusives from 10km eggs? Reply 0
  • NX is different, and different is Nintendo's best option

  • harryisme 28/07/2016

    I have to disagree, If Nintendo had gone to AMD and told them they want a SoC slightly more powerful than the PS4 and released that it could easily compete with MS and Sony because both MS and Sony are forcing BC with the current hardware when they release the Neo and Scorpio, third parties would be willing to support the hardware as it would be easy to port over, as it would run game engines like Unity and UE4 etc, and support Vulkan.

    Plus it would have the exclusive Nintendo games, something that is still a strong selling point, but alone is not enough, If Nintendo had released a console this Winter with the capabilities around the PS4, at a strong price point, with a line up of their own games and the support of AAA titles like CoD and Battlefield...it would fly off the shelves, because it would have the best of both worlds. It would be the ideal first console for parents to buy their kids and a great second console for the adults to own.

    Nintendo's failures have all been their own doing, all the way back from the N64 being cartridge based, if it had a CD-ROM drive it would have had the third party support and been a massive success. Then the GameCube having a propriotory drive, (It was the most powerful console but looked like a toy and the smaller disks limited the content again.) The Wii was not powerful enough and the controls made it difficult to port popular games over to it. The Wii U was just a mess all around with the gamepad and low specs.

    Their Gimmicks have been their biggest failures, it shifts units sometimes like with the Wii, but it limits their third party support, If it's not the power, it's the storage, if it's not storage it's the controls.

    If Nintendo from the N64 days went with convention, like put in a CD-ROM drive in the N64, or a DVD Drive in the GameCube, made the Wii and Wii U more powerful they would be more successful...Nintendo need to realise they don't need gimmicks, they have their games, games that are of a higher quality than either of the other First parties, they need to rely on them and not the Gimmicks.

    The DS and 3DS were successes not because they had dual screens and a stylus, they were a success because they had the best games, and for handhelds the power is not the main selling point it's the pick up and play factor, something Nintendo excel at.
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  • Burnout creators begin work on new driving game

  • harryisme 27/07/2016

    Never understood why EA never continued with the Burnout franchise, the game was a hit, and had a strong following. I look at GTA online's success with the custom races and jumps etc and think Burnout tried this years ago. It was so much fun to play with your friends together.

    All that money GTA is making online, and EA could have had a piece of that if they'd allowed the Criterion make a full sandbox online game where you could create your own races with your own obstacles etc, They were close with Paradise and if they'd continued we'd have a much more polished customisable online experience right now.

    Yet they continued to try and relaunch the Need for Speed Franchise with varying success, when the real money was in the Burnout franchise.
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  • Former PlayStation indie game head honcho Adam Boyes joins Iron Galaxy Studios

  • harryisme 26/07/2016

    This should be interesting, he joined the studio more known for working on two fighting games (with Killer Instint being a XB exclusive) and being responsible for one of the worst ports in recent years with their port of Batman AK.

    So it's entirely possible that we could see Boyes on the stage at Microsofts E3 conference promoting season 4.

    Well good luck to him, it's obvious they have talent at the studio but they need some guidance so they don't end up taking on projects like the under-funded Batman AK port.
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  • Is this the best cheap phone for Pokémon Go?

  • harryisme 23/07/2016

    @bdc Um....Actually I've read a few posts about people upgrading their phones just to play Pokemon GO, I know my nephew is asking for a phone because of the game, but he's too young, however you can that plenty of other parents went out to buy their kid a phone just to play the game, I also expect plenty of people upgraded their data plan to have enough data. Reply +2
  • Gears of War 4's PC-exclusive features detailed

  • harryisme 22/07/2016

    @Dizzy Who care of the why, if it's a option that will benifit the PC gamer who cares of the reason why it was added? Reply 0
  • Watch: 11 minutes of Cuphead demo gameplay

  • harryisme 20/07/2016

    Visually the game is amazing, Gameplay seems a bit repetitive, but still ok, my biggest issue was the music and sound effects, I understand the reasonng behind it, going for the authentic vibe of the time period, but it gets old really quickly. I ended up skipping solely because the music was getting on my nerves.

    Hopefully the game plays as well as it looks, though I might just get the game based on the visuals, it's just looks so awesome.
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  • 3000 McDonald's to become sponsored Pokémon Go gyms - in Japan

  • harryisme 19/07/2016

    I think a Pokestop with lures would have enticed more customers than Gyms. I find the whole thing ironic to be honest, that a app that has more people walking than ever before has it's first sponsor a Fast Food franchise known for it's unhealthy food. (though their menus are more varied now, but then again Olympics has no issue having them as sponsors.)

    Beyond that I really don't care to much, It's not like you need to be inside the building and order their food to take advantage of their Gym status, they'll have plenty of kids standing outside just battling then moving on.

    As I said if it was a Pokestop with Lures, Mcdonalds would make a killing, because then people have reason to stay, a Gym battle is over in a few second, and that's if you care for the battle system, most people just igmore them.
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  • Looks like Spotify won't arrive on Xbox One with background music

  • harryisme 18/07/2016

    Looking at the title I thought Microsoft were limiting the service to their own services but from the sounds of it, Spotify have got a nice paycheck from Sony to stay exclusive to their platform.

    Not good for the consumer but unfortunitely that's how businesses work. My nephew will not be pleased, he was so happy when MS announced the Background music option, he pays for Spotify so was looking forward to using it on his Xbox.
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  • Street Fighter 5's Ł20 Capcom Pro Tour DLC isn't going down well

  • harryisme 18/07/2016

    @Simatron3000 Not just the DLC, it's all the drama surrounding the game. from the launch to lack of arcade mode to loops you have to jump to get alternate colours, to the input lag, and now this.

    I've been a fan of the series since the original Street Fighter game in the arcades and this has been the first games I've not bought day one, infact I still don't own it. I'm just not sure this game has the same staying power as 4 did.

    The high entrants is not really shocking, it's the new game in the franchise, so the playing field is more evened out, compared to the game that had a established player base that would destroy everyone else. It's about sustained player base and I'm not sure this game can manage it.

    I hope I'm wrong, SF will always be one of the standout games that got me into gaming. I want it to succeed, but Capcom need to sort out their mess.
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  • harryisme 18/07/2016

    After seeing all the nickel and diming Capcom have been doing with this game, I'm hoping they go back to their Super and Ultra version model. It actually worked out cheaper buying the game multiple times than getting all this DLC. I'd like to know how much it would cost to unlock all the costumes, colours and stages, i'm guessing more than the cost of the game.

    This was supposed to be Capcom's return to form, and from what I've seen, read and heard the gameplay is solid, but all the other drama surrounding the title makes me wonder if it will even be the main game at next years Evo or if they'll drop it for SF4.
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  • Guilty Gear Xrd Revelator gets Dizzy today

  • harryisme 18/07/2016

    Looks like I wasn't the only one who was expecting a hard shelled exploror from days past. Reply 0
  • Watch: Six lessons we learned playing Pokémon Go

  • harryisme 17/07/2016

    @Some_Goats Soon as you start the game you encounter three Pokemon, also known as the original starter pokemon, and whichever one you catch is the pokemon you start with, unless you ignore them, and keep on walking and then you'll eventually spot a Pikachu chich you can also catch.

    Best Pokemon is...I'd say Squirtle in this game as they seem to be the most common from the three start pokemon I've encountered in the wild.

    Edit: Oh and yeah f**k Zubats, the second pokemon I encountered, was ready to give up.
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  • Doom's Vulkan patch is a PC performance game-changer

  • harryisme 13/07/2016

    Whoa, that's a massive leap in performance for AMD cards, specially the Fury X, a 39.5% increase. For it to beat both the 1070 and 980 Ti is

    This is really great for gaming, hopefully like Vulkan, DX12 can bring similar performance gains. It's looking like the gamble AMD made a few years back are finally starting to pay off. We need AMD to be more competitive and if this gives them an edge, it can only be good for us as consumers.
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  • We need to talk about Pokémon Go's lure feature

  • harryisme 11/07/2016

    As the saying goes 'This is why we can't have nice things' There is always someone who will abuse these systems and end of messing it up from everyone else.

    It's not even been a week and we've already seen two very different sides this game has bought out of people, one side we have people going out and about making new friends and the community uniting and the other we have a idiots who drive around in their cars paying more attention to the app than games and robbers taking advantage of people gathering and commiting crimes.

    Let's hope this minority does not lead to changes that will ruin the experience for everyone.
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