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  • New Street Fighter 5 video introduces Charlie

  • harryisme 25/02/2015

    @Lin Yeah I've always wondered this, as well, while I prefer the Western Names for the Charactors, because M.Bison sounds more appropriate for a Final boss than Balrog, I'd assumed the M stood for Master.

    Also to back your words, Balrog (according to Wiki) is from Tolkiens work, and are demons of terror, which is just what M.Bison (Vega) is.
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  • Microsoft investigating PC to Xbox One streaming

  • harryisme 22/01/2015

    I'm surprised how many people in the comments don't seem to get this, yet when Valve announced their plans for their own OS and the Steambox everyone was all over it. This is essentially the same thing.

    I'm looking forward to this, if it works the way it's supposed to then it would be a nice additional feature to have.
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  • Microsoft HoloLens is a new AR headset computer

  • harryisme 21/01/2015

    So this is what happened to that VR headset idea that was leaked alongside other Xbox One details back in 2012.

    It's certainly an interesting idea, seems to be somewhere between the Occulus Rift and Google Glass.
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  • Bungie gifts Destiny players a legendary weapon from an unknown benefactor

  • harryisme 07/01/2015

    I just want a good legendary Hand Canon, or if not that I'd be happy with a Void damage Sniper rifle. Reply 0
  • Linx 8 review - exploring the sub-£100 Windows tablet experience

  • harryisme 06/01/2015

    I managed to snag the 10" model when Staples had it on offer for £79.99 as it comes with 2GB of RAM, so far not had any issues with the tablet and the OS runs well. While it was never going to be a powerhouse, but for the price it's a bargain.

    My biggest gripe would be the lack of full USB ports, you only get the one MicroUSB port.
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  • Ninja Theory's Devil May Cry hits PS4 and Xbox One next year in 60fps and 1080p

  • harryisme 15/12/2014

    So much for thinking after 2014, the obsession with rereleases would end, but I guess I mistaken. Reply +1
  • Destiny: The Dark Below review

  • harryisme 15/12/2014

    @bemani I've been wondering the same thing, when EG did an article about the prices of the new Telltale Games being higher on PSN compared to XBL, I thought they'd do the same here, but no.

    This is something that the consumers need to be made aware of, otherwise Next year Activision will do the same with the CoD DLC, and then EA will pick up on it, and then Ubi, and within a couple of years all DLC will be $1=£1 again. I might sound overdramatic, but you just have to look at DLC prices for CoD, $10 was the standard, then Acti put it up to $15, and because consumers paid that price and everyone else followed. suit.
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  • Why are Game of Thrones and Tales from the Borderlands more expensive on PS4 than on Xbox One?

  • harryisme 04/12/2014

    This is good, we need more articles like this pointing out price discrepencies like this.

    Now how about an article about the Destiny Expansion pack being so much more expensive here in the UK than the US? $35 should not equal £35 in the current climate. As far as I can tell no gaming site seems to be bothered taking up the issue with Activision on the matter.
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  • The Crew is broken - but packed with potential

  • harryisme 03/12/2014

    The Crew is broken - but packed with potential

    Replace 'The Crew' with any of the other Ubi games released over the past few weeks and that statement would still hold true.
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  • Escape Dead Island review

  • harryisme 29/11/2014

    Why did Deep Silver feel the need to release this game when Dead Island two is due out April 2015? Were they worried they wouldn't be able to meet demand for DI2 so they released this game to reduce our expectations?

    When I first saw this I thought it was a small digital only game, so was quite surprised to see this on the shelves of Asda.
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  • Performance Analysis: Grand Theft Auto 5

  • harryisme 18/11/2014

    I'm surprised DF got the XBO version before the PS4 version, I would have thought with the cross promotion with the PS4, the review copies sent out would be for that console. Probably a good thing if the game runs fine on XBO then the PS4 should have less issues.

    I completely forgot the game came out today, I knew 18th November, but I'm so used to Friday releases I was thinking the release was still three days away.
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  • 2.44GB Destiny update goes live

  • harryisme 17/11/2014

    Fixed an issue in which players did not receive Bounty or Mission credit when assisting in the killing of a Walker or Vex Cyclops

    Hopefully this means, when you get the kill three Walkers mission you don't have to hope and prey you get the last shot in for it to register as your kill, and not end up having to reload and someone else taking the kill. That should have been fixed weeks ago.

    But darn 2.5GB but on the bright side Finally previewing shaders and more shaders to buy, not sure why I'm getting excited though, only played the game once this past three weeks.
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  • Assassin's Creed: Unity launch beats Black Flag's in UK chart

  • harryisme 17/11/2014

    @Malek86 Halo It came in third, It might not look that great but when you consider the two games that outsold it were CoD and AC, both bigger franchises and multiplatform, it's pretty good.

    Also I wouldn't be surprised if the digital sales for the game were quite high, Halo, (as well as other MS published games) sell for £45 on XBL, which matches the retail prices.
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  • Digital Foundry: Hands-on with GeForce Grid

  • harryisme 16/11/2014

    Well if Destiny has taught me anything, it is that being dependant on a Internet connection for gaming sucks. Server issues, ISP issues, family members watching Youtube etc all make for some pretty dreadful gaming experiences.

    This sounds very nice on paper but the number of variables that I'd need to take into consideration when I want to game via a streaming service is too many. I'd pretty much be relegated to playing after midnight, I'm on VM and between 6 and 10 where they throttle speeds, and the number of devices connected on my home network using the internet at that time would not make great conditions for a good gaming experience, and I can pretty much forget gaming on the weekend.
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  • Far Cry 4 map editor doesn't support competitive multiplayer

  • harryisme 14/11/2014

    @lucky_jim Well EA have been so quiet this year. Looks like Ubi has decided to take the position left by EA as most hated games publisher,. Reply +1
  • Far Cry 4 review

  • harryisme 14/11/2014

    The way game reviews go up and the embargos on them, you can pretty much tell how good a game is (from most developers) just by seeing how close to release date the reviews are published online.

    AC: Unity was a buggy mess so sites were not allowed to publish reviews until 12pm on day of release, Far Cry 4 is much better, so the reviews can go up five days before launch.
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  • Xbox One has sold in almost 10m units to retailers

  • harryisme 13/11/2014

    @Pasco_ How much do you pay for a Game? Because I usually pay around £40 for a new game, but you see the rrp for new console game in the UK is around £55. So why am I not paying this price? Because of competition, retailers know we have choices so they cut prices to get us to buy from them over the competitor.

    It's the same with the game industry, If Microsoft left the console market tomorrow, that will leave us the consumers with limited choice, we can either buy a PS4, or choose the much less powerful Wii U, (or PC but allot of people are still put of PC Gaming.) This would give the power to Sony, they could (not saying they would do that but no real threat would mean they could) say that all games will require Online DRM, cost £80 each, and have you'll need to buy a expensive proprietory HDD, and if you want to continue gaming you'd have no choice, because you would have no real alternative.

    MS and Nintendo just being competitors is not enough, they need to be strong competition, if they are not a genuine threat to their market share, Sony will not consider tham a threat, do you think either of the three looked at the OUYA and thought that they had competition? No they looked at it, analysed it, realised the business will fail and let it implode.

    We need strong competition in the industry to continue getting the best value for us as a consumer. If they know they have our money they'll just get lazy (Look at CoD, Fifa and AC) and we can say goodbye to good exclusives and all we'll get is same old annual releases. It's one of the reason te games industry almost sank in the 80's Atari had no real competition, so they kept on releasing crappy games with little effort, the consumers eventually got tired it almsot sank the entire industry. Because there was no real alternative, consumers had a choice Atari or nothing, they chose nothing.
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  • harryisme 12/11/2014

    Good to see, no matter what fanboys from either side say, we need a strong competitive environment to get the best prices and continued investment in new games. Hopefully we see strong sales from all the three platforms this holiday season, even the Nintendo WiiU, with games like Mario Kart 8 and Super Smash Bros, Nintendo seem to be turning things around. Reply +53
  • Patrice Désilets opens a new Montréal-based studio

  • harryisme 13/11/2014

    @Vic_Vinegar He was the Creative Director for the first two AC games, and I beleive Brotherhood feofre he left Ubi for he first time, So he's made the good AC games.

    The 1666 project was something he was working at THQ before it went bankrupt, and then the studio was bought by Ubisoft, that took ownership of the IP, fired him, and then cancelled the project, We still don't know why, but knowing Ubi it will probably show up as another AC type game soon.

    I am sure there is still plenty of creativity left in him.
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  • Halo: The Master Chief Collection matchmaking fix due today

  • harryisme 12/11/2014

    @marcgiu These are the same fans 'who would spent days connected to the servers just to make sure the Halo 2 Server could not be turned off.'

    Halo has some serious hardcore fans.
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  • Halo 5: Guardians multiplayer beta is 720p, 60fps

  • harryisme 11/11/2014

    For a game still a year away from release, 720p is fine, I'd rather they concentrate on maintaining the 60fps at this point rather than the 1080p, that can come later.

    Hopefully they can get that upto 1080p or atleast that wierd resolution Halo 2 Anniversery runs at before launch.
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  • Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare outsells COD: Ghosts in UK

  • harryisme 10/11/2014

    The thing is though as much as I'd like to say the CoD bubble is slowly leaking air, the real test will be next year when Treyarch release their game next year. If Treyarch don't succeed in increasing sales then we can say for certain that CoD really is on a downward slope. Reply +1
  • Blizzard details Overwatch, its upcoming competitive first-person shooter

  • harryisme 08/11/2014

    So between, WoW, CoD, Destiny, Diablo, Skylanders, Heartstone and now Overwatch....Activision might as well be printing money now.

    I might dislike Activision more than any other publisher (including EA) because of their business models, but there is no denying they've made some really smart business decisions over the year. CoD it still a cash cow, aquiring rights to Bungies game is another cash cow for the, and Blizzard aquisition paid for itself, no matter how many billions it cost them, probably have a fanbase within the PC community only second to Valve in popularity.
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  • Kingdom Hearts HD 2.5 Remix Collector's Edition adds 1.5 Remix

  • harryisme 06/11/2014

    £80 I paid £25 for Day One Edition of 1.5, I know 2.5 doesn't cost £55, so that must be one expensive plushie. Reply +1
  • Iwata: Nintendo "must consider" ending region locking

  • harryisme 03/11/2014

    Couldn't come up with this revelation a few weeks ago when the new 3DS was released in Japan?

    Well it's good to see Nintendo no matter how slowly are being dragged in the modern era. Seriously Region Locking a Home Console is one thing but a Handheld? Even Nintendo knew that made no sense, but for some reason they decided to lock regions when the 3DS came out.
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  • Super Smash Bros. 3DS players getting hit by 136-year online bans

  • harryisme 03/11/2014

    The penalties appear to have been doled out by a bug in Nintendo's automated anti-griefer technology, which was designed to penalise anyone aggressively targeting a specific player during group matches.

    Seems like developers don't like players using tactics to win, Bungie patched their game the other week to stop players from using a successful team tactic, and now Nintendo doesn't want you to use a tactic of targeting one player.

    Edit: I like how the timer appears to count down the seconds until you are free of your 137 year long ban.
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  • Death to the mini-map

  • harryisme 01/11/2014

    I would be seriously lost without a minimap in open world games, I've had moment when I haven't paid attention to the mini-map in certain games and gone round in a full circle. While my sense of direction in the real world is pretty good, in games I totally suck. Reply 0
  • Smaller, cheaper, cooler Xbox One processor in development

  • harryisme 31/10/2014

    @iceytoa1 The 360 was rushed out of the door to beat the PS3, the XBO was designed to be a always one multimedia player, I don't expect the XBO to suffer many hardware issues.

    Though if the unit is small enough it might be worth updating just for the extra space, but either way I wouldn't expect this for another 12 months, AMD will likely test this on their next gen GPU's and then CPU's before moving to the XBO and PS4 SoCs.
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  • Sega role-player Valkyria Chronicles announced for PC

  • harryisme 30/10/2014

    We are seeing a few of these older Japanese games being ported over to PC, I wonder if this is how Devs in Japan are getting used to the PC platform and we'll be seeing more PC versions of newer Japanese in the future?

    That would be great news.
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  • Here's what's in Destiny's The Dark Below expansion

  • harryisme 30/10/2014

    Apparently Bungie and Activision seem to think $19.99 equals £19.99. Sad to see the digital copy of Halo Collection will cost you only a Tenner more than the season pass (consisting of only two DLC packs) for Destiny.

    This is the first time ive seen it on a digital release, the prices are usually pretty fair when converted to GBP with the exception of full retail releases.

    Edit: I completely forgot how Exclusive deal with Sony means XB owners get screwed on content with DLC not just the original retail release.
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  • Facebook eyes 100m Oculus Rift sales

  • harryisme 29/10/2014

    100m? So he thinks the market for the OR is bigger than either the Playstation, Xbox or Nintendo brand? You need some powerful hardware to take full advantage of the OR hardware, and each revision we've seen the hardware requirements increase as the screen size itself increases, with v3 likely to include the 1440p Note 4 screen inside, so the barrier for entry is too high for most people already.

    I can't see this happening just yet, the cost would need to come down quite a bit, the content for it would also have to increase by quite a bit, and it would actually have to capture the attention on the general public, not just gamers.

    Even a 100m units sold doesn't mean it will be a long term success, just look at the Wii, it sold almost 100m units but for a large portion it was a one game party peice, then it gathered dust, the OR might end up becoming the same thing if they don't continue eveolving and supporting the platform.

    Well it will be interesting to see how close they come to that target in the coming years. I though 20m was a good number for it but apparently i'm off by a large margin.
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  • Sledgehammer co-founder bemoans Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare leak

  • harryisme 28/10/2014

    Reading the Article Title and the Tweet, you'd think someone leaked the entire game online, or all the game modes and plot or something. Read the article and you find out it's something minor like a kill streak bonus after you get 30 gun kills...Honestly gotta say if this was SG's Big super important secret then it's a dissapointment, I think players pretty much expect a kill streak like this from CoD now, so I doubt anyone were super surprised by it. Reply 0
  • Big Huge Games returns with DomiNations

  • harryisme 27/10/2014

    Big Huge Games!!!! Now with Micro Transactions. Loved Kingdom of Amular, shame it didn't achieve the kind of success it needed to save the company from that massive sinkhole which was the MMO that never got to see the light of day. Reply 0
  • Assassin's Creed: Unity's PC system requirements revealed

  • harryisme 24/10/2014

    @Suarez07 The minimum GPU specs is the 7970 not 7870, so according to Ubisoft the game won't even run on the 7870.

    Considering how many people work on the AC games they really have no excuse to have a bad port of the game, specially now that the hardware inside the new consoles is essentially the same. (though I am constantly surprised how the console versions running on the AMD chipsets are optimised so well, yet the PC versions are usually badly optimised for the AMD chipsets, and more optimised to run better with the Intel/Nvidia setup)
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  • harryisme 24/10/2014

    @Suarez07 This is Ubisoft, the same developer that said the PC was the lead platform for Watch_Dogs, then the final version came out and it ran like crap on the PC at graphics levels below the original release, only for it to be later discovered that they'd Gimped the PC version and the game could be run with much better graphics without the framerate taking a big hit.

    I don't mind the minimum specs for games increasing, I've been holding off upgrading for a while because it's not been worth the cost of upgrading, but this is Ubisoft and I wouldn't be surprised if you can only get 720p with lower res textures with the minimum specs. Plus it seems a bit extreme, I mean the 7970 is GPU capable of 3.79GFlops processing power, that's more than the PS4, XBO, PS3, and 360's GPU power combined.

    Not that I'm going to buy the game anyway, I never could get into AC games, plus Uplay is a pain.
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  • harryisme 24/10/2014

    Wow this is the first time I've seen a game where I don't even meet the minimum requirements, I have a i5 2500, without the K so I don't meet that, and I have a AMD r9 270, which is a rebadged 7870, so I'm just below that as well.

    I have to wonder how badly optimised this game is that the minimum PC specs is atleast double the horsepower of the XBO? And it will probably look worst than the Console version with those specs.
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  • Former EA CEO John Riccitiello becomes new head of Unity

  • harryisme 22/10/2014

    Wonder how he'll add Microtransactions into a game dev kit? Standard version only comes with 256 colours, All extra colours cost an extra 50c per colour?

    Maybe their is some truth in MS looking to buy the game engine afterall, or maybe someone thought that they'd leak that fake story first so when Ricci is announced as CEO they wouldn't mind as much, completely forgetting the main reason EA has been voted the worst company in the US is largely because of him.
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  • Xbox One November update adds custom backgrounds, Twitter integration

  • harryisme 22/10/2014

    @null XBO does have friends online notification, you just need to add them to you favourite list and you'll be notified when they come online, I didn't know about this feature until recently either. Reply +2
  • Microsoft announces Xbox One Kinect adapter for Windows 8

  • harryisme 22/10/2014

    MS should have done this from the beginning, while the original Kinect was pointless on the 360, the PC community managed to do some pretty amazing things with the hardware, with this we might actually see even more of that, and who knows Kinect might have a life after Xbox One in the PC market no matter how small it might be.

    @SuperAttackBikini I don't know why ME gets so much hate, while it wasn't a big improvement over 98, I never had any issue with it. Vista on the other hand has been by far the worst OS I've ever used, it took my Intel Q6600 with 4GB of RAM that was lightning fast on XP and turned it into a crippled sluggish PC, even with all the effects turned off, I've never uninstalled a OS faster in my Life, Also while Windows 8 is a pain to use, it's really fast and it's actually not that bad since the 8.1 update, not great but atleast you don't need to google how to get to the control panel anymore.
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  • Two discs "wasn't practical" for Halo: Master Chief Collection

  • harryisme 20/10/2014

    @Rooster41 Did you not read the article? He actually says they might do it for future games, so not even MS are saying they won't release games on two disks in the future.

    My issue isn't with the 20GB download as much as it with the excuse MS used, if Sony did the same thing for their next game I'd give them the same crap, this isn't a fanboy war, this is a consumer issue.

    I am a happy XBO owner, I play it much more than my PS4 but if MS screws up I won't defend them just because I own their console.
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  • harryisme 20/10/2014

    I'm sorry MS but that is BS, Did he forget how the freaking console works? Every single game gets fully installed on the HDD, you only need the disk to verify your copy. So all that would be required is installing both disks and then using the Disk 1 for verification purpose...there is no reason for disk swapping.

    Heck Forza 4 (and I think 3) did it years ago on the 360. you ran the game on Disk 1, but Disk 2 had the additional tracks which you could install on the HDD and then not need it again.

    MS have been so well since Phil Spencer took charge but the 900p fiasco and this one has set them back a little bit recently. Just admit you screwed up, it was either a cost cut exercise or maybe the MP wasn't ready in time. I doubt MS a company used to supplying software on multiple disks for decades would not have had a solution for this.
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  • Project Cars delayed until March 2015 to avoid competition, raise quality

  • harryisme 17/10/2014

    On one side I can understand why this is a smart move, we've actually got three other racing games coming out this year, and that's in a year where we don't have a NFS game. So they might have felt the new franchise without the backing of a giant like Ubi and Sony would hurt it's sales.

    However it's the only Sim-racer out this Winter, while the other three are more arcadey affairs, so being different from the pack might have made it stand out more and helped it's sales. Though that is a risk I guess neither developer and publisher felt they could take.
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  • Halo: The Master Chief Collection has 20GB day one patch to unlock multiplayer

  • harryisme 17/10/2014

    @dogmanstaruk Not to a point that you'd get less than 2% of the advertised speed. Reply +1
  • harryisme 17/10/2014

    So two disks wasn't an option here? I wouldn't really have an issue but it took over half an hour to download the October Update yesterday so i'm not sure about the state of the XBL servers. I thought it might have been my connection but after 10 minutes I went on YouTube on my PC and it allowed me to watch videos at 1080p no problem.

    I don't know if it's my router, or the servers but download speeds from both PSN and XBL have been painfully slow for me at times, and I have a 100mb VM connection it shouldn't take a over 30 minutes to download a 250MB file.
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  • Google announces $99 Nexus Player Android console

  • harryisme 16/10/2014

    I wanna see someone hack this system to run Windows, or SteamOS. It has MIMO wireless, so should be pretty good at streaming games from yout PC to this unit.

    It is an Atom processor so should run Windows or Steam with some tinkering.

    This is interesting but i'll wait to see if it allows for additional storage like a USB port for a externall HDD. The biggest drawback for all Nexus devices is the limited storage. They don't even offer options over 32GB on any of their devices...Seriously Google don't give us devices that can play games on them and then limit the space so we can only install a couple of games.
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  • Why Ajay Ghale isn't the real star of Far Cry 4

  • harryisme 14/10/2014

    @cz_hedgehog No it's the Xbox One version getting gimped with not 'Key of Kryat' feature that allows friends to join your game without owning a copy.

    While it's important to see developers getting called out for graphically gimping versions of a game, I think game sites should be making a bigger deal about these exclusive content deals, it puts me off buying certain games altogether, I really dispise this kind of deals, i'm not saying this because the console I own is getting the inferior version, and I have a PS4, XBO and a PC, so I can buy the best version if I want.
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  • Final Fantasy 13 PC gets a mod to overcome its 720p lock

  • harryisme 11/10/2014

    720p on a game that required almost 60GB of space? Really SE? Atleast FROM Software had the excuse of not being used to PC game development, SE own a bunch of studios worldwide that could helped with the port, really no excuse. Reply +7
  • Ubisoft hits back at Assassin's Creed: Unity downgrade claims

  • harryisme 10/10/2014

    "Let's be clear up front: Ubisoft does not constrain its games," added Gary Steinman,

    I think everyone who bought the PC version of Watch_Dogs would like a word with you Mr Sreinman.
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  • Halo 2: Anniversary campaign isn't quite 1080p, Microsoft confirms

  • harryisme 07/10/2014

    Gotta give 343i props for coming out and declaring this a month before the game comes out, PS fanboys who want blast MS for this should remember a certain PS4 launch game that claimed it would run 1080p60 multiplayer, only to be discovered a few months later it was actually running 960*1080 when Digital Foundry's ran some tests...they are also currently being sued over the lie as well.

    I don't mind the fact it's not running 1080p, while I would have liked the option to run the game at the resolution with the option to run just one engine, but it's not a dealbreaker, all four games at this price is amazing, and the option to play all multiplayer maps is pretty crazy. Besides they could potentially patch in 1080p at a later date if there is enough demand for it.
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  • Ubisoft defends Assassin's Creed: Unity graphics lock for parity on PS4, Xbox One

  • harryisme 07/10/2014

    Well considering how Ubisoft downscaled the PC version of Watchdogs to make the PS4 version look better, it's not really surprising they'd do the same for the PS4 version of AC to make the XBO version look better.

    This is Ubisoft, they'll cut out content on one version if a console maker will pay them enough, they did it with Watchdogs, and they are going to do it with Far Cry 4. Why is anyone surprised they are doing this for the PS4 version?

    I've really come to hate the Ubisofts policies, it's sad because they make the best games from the top three publishers, but they don't make all their games the same accross all platforms, they always go in bed with one publisher or another and the other platforms will suffer because of it. It's one of the reasons why I rarely buy their games anymore...I think in the past three years I have only bought Far Cry 3 on the PC from them and even then it was when it was on offer under a £10.
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