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  • Digital Foundry: Every PS4 Pro native 4K game tested

  • kirankara 22/01/2017

    @rep-

    Ultimately I don't tell people, you must play on pc or 4k or 60fps.like you said if they enjoy..great. it's about what's best for individuals.

    I just find 60fps makes for a more enjoyable experience to me.
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  • kirankara 22/01/2017

    @rep-

    Indeed.

    Seems highly unlikely to me and if it is, it would be a mobile variant with emphasis on lower tdp
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  • kirankara 22/01/2017

    @crazy-Tetsuo

    Your next cpu hopes will be dashed for sure.

    Will it be newer variation of a product, no doubt, but don't expect desktop power in a console.

    I will be hugely surprised if it launches with a Ryzen based cpu, as a) cost, b) AMD doesn't plan to launch custom variants until later down line and that may mean insufficient yield for console launch and c) is a radical departure from previous cpu and that may mean issues with compatability and more work for developers.

    This is in essence a mid life cycle refresh for MS too....only their original hardware was so weak , everything feels more of leap from it.
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  • kirankara 22/01/2017

    @Fourfoldroot

    It's a vicious paradox Almost.

    Playing at higher fps is wonderful and enlightening, but also a curse, as when you go back to 30fps you can't help but feel there's something not right and you can't adjust no matter what. You can play it and you can enjoy it, but you know that it just feels wrong. Minute you put it back up to 60fps it's like "oh yeah, as suddenly motion on screen and in your hands seem more fluid"
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  • kirankara 22/01/2017

    @Atropos

    I have to sometimes drop resolution on my 4k monitor to play at 60fps .I've tried to get used to 30fps and 4k but I really can't, no matter how beautiful it looks.

    Going back to 60fps from 30fps is not impossible, but if you have the option to pay at 60fps, you can't really justify 30fps.it just feels inferior.
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  • kirankara 22/01/2017

    @crazy-Tetsuo

    I'm not really sure what you're expecting from Scorpio .

    If it's leap to genuine 4k ultra settings on pc at even 30fps, don't expect it to launch anywhere under 500 plus. If you're expecting 4k 60fps... just don't.

    If you're expecting simply 4k 30fps of games that were running 4k checkerboard on ps4 pro, then you again might be disappointed, because it probably won't do that in all games and unless you own huge 4k and sit few feet away, you will not get huge benefit, albeit will appear sharper slightly.

    I say this as someone on pc playing on 4k 28" monitor, who sits back from it about 6 feet usually and can barely tell difference between 4k and 1440p at that distance. It's slightly sharper and that's it. Only exception to this is quantum break which is blurry at 4k even as it comprises a series of MSAA images upscaled anyway.

    If I sit closer , say 2 feet or less it becomes more apparent, but still isn't that bad, (again quantum break is an exception here and starts to look bad).

    So if you expecting native 4k to blow your mind compared to CBR , unless you sat really close to big tv, you probably will slightly disappointed.

    Is 4k amazing? For sure. Would I have rather seen MS do upscaled and 60fps. Hell yes
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  • kirankara 22/01/2017

    @rep-

    I'd say at worst, CBR is obviously not 4k and at its best, it looks pretty damn passable as 4k. Ubisofts technique on Watchdogs 2 on pc is bloody impressive, albeit can't be used with HBAO. This seems to be more computationally expensive than CBR though

    Motion and artefacts give it away most, although I think Sony messed up not allowing for better quality texture at 4k compared to 4k on pc.
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  • Nintendo Switch won't have any video apps at launch

  • kirankara 20/01/2017

    @Saul_Iscariot

    "With Nintendo, they just get a kicking whatever they do. I have Netflix, Youtube and iPlayer on my PC, PS4, and Wiiu, and a few other devices. I only ever use them on the PS4 as it is more conveniently placed."

    The thing is, Nintendo are half assing everything. Games, media, online.

    If they were dropping switch with raft of games to support it, no one would probably care that much, especially if they came later, but who has confidence in them to do this even?

    I love Nintendo, genuinely would love to see them back at their peak, but they keep shooting themselves in foot so God damn hard.
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  • kirankara 20/01/2017

    @-Gemini73-

    I am literally thinking of picking up wiiu again and then just playing few games on that. I am not so fussed about handheld side of switch and wouldnt take out house in reality as i drive to work and dont get enough time to play on breaks at work.

    Sure few games will come out making the switch essential purpose over next few years, but can buy one then when prices drop.

    There's a few wiiu games I never played so here's a good opportunity. Sure zelda wont look as good as on switch, and will have to wait for Mario Odysee, but hell, Ive got plenty games to play through.
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  • kirankara 20/01/2017

    "All of our efforts have gone toward making the Nintendo Switch system an amazing dedicated video game platform, so it will not support any video-streaming services at launch,"

    Well I'm going to be kinda radical here and suggest it releases with some games then, if what you say is true.
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  • Hitman to add HDR support this month

  • kirankara 19/01/2017

    @kraenk12

    Pc supports HDR, albeit only limited games currently. There's no HDR monitor on market yet, but they're already announced and nothing to stop someone connecting a pc to a 4k TV.
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  • 30 minutes of gameplay from Sniper Elite 4's opening level, San Celini

  • kirankara 19/01/2017

    @The_Goon

    With you on this. I got number 3 free with a GPU and still didn't get my money's worth. I was bored stupid
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  • Zelda: Breath of the Wild's Switch and Wii U differences outlined

  • kirankara 18/01/2017

    @Fourfoldroot

    Isn't really wrong. Just isn't their intentions.

    They're running games on one of most powerful mobile chips around in formb of the tegra. Once they go beyond this the tdp gets too much. Think about it, this thing only lasts 3 hours running Zelda already out the dock. Increase resolution you need more more powerful, you need more cooling, bigger design all round, more powerful battery etc.

    This is in reality a mobile console primarily which can also be a home console.

    Frankly as a home console, it's weak , but as portable it's pretty damn powerful.

    My issue with system isn't it's resolution, just the value for money. Third party games will be scarce due to weak hardware and so in light of that the hardware looks very expensive.
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  • Here's our first look at Xbox One's new Guide

  • kirankara 17/01/2017

    @PixelJumper

    Blades were OK at first, but then it got far too convoluted and confusing, and I was happy to see back of them after a bit.
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  • Writing Lara Croft

  • kirankara 17/01/2017

    @hairy_yan

    It was the constant "orgasm" sounds she made that made it most awkward for me during the experience.

    I liked the basic concept of the stories, but the execution was relatively poor and i was often quick to skip scenes.
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  • kirankara 17/01/2017

    @RGeefe

    I actually preferred Tomb Raider and rise of Tomb Raider to Uncharted as games, but Uncharted series are just better in regards to story telling and characterisation. I think Tomb Raiders took themselves too seriously, whereas Uncharted keeps it's tongue in cheek. Frankly it was the stories and acting that kept me playing Uncharted games once the wow factor wore off.
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  • Nintendo: Switch launch day "not be-all and end-all"

  • kirankara 17/01/2017

    @riceNpea

    I guessed that's what happened mate lol

    It's happened to me before, but never seen one as good aa yours
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  • kirankara 16/01/2017

    @Rogueywon

    Stopped reading at their games aren't good enough.

    Their biggest franchises are as good as anything in their genre if not better.

    They do release some tat though, but these are usually spin off things
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  • kirankara 16/01/2017

    @DugBriderider

    "we all want a win for Nintendo (except maybe Nintendo)"

    You could not be closer to truth. They really are their own worst enemies every single time more or less, with a couple of flukes/exceptions to the norm.
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  • kirankara 16/01/2017

    @riceNpea

    cheers for sharing that meltdown with me mate lol
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  • kirankara 16/01/2017

    @TriggerHippie

    I think he's simply implying that the product is ultimately going to have to compete with ps4/xb1/pro/Scorpio for sales and will struggle to convince people to pick switch over those.

    Although I don't think this is strictly true, no one aiming to buy switch will be buying it with view to it replacing those machines, and will more likely to be a second console.
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  • kirankara 16/01/2017

    @mushi_mush

    I personally think the reveal and launch line up were horrendous, but the damn thing seems to be selling out on pre-orders, which shocked me. I guess launch day sales don't indicate much, as it probably only amounts to couple hundred thousand units at most world wide, but still I expected them to struggle to even sell those out.
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  • kirankara 16/01/2017

    @mkreku

    based on performance indications, it seems to be a Tegra 1. Tegra 2 would likely have pushed costs up even further
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  • Intel Kaby Lake: Core i7 7700K review

  • kirankara 16/01/2017

    @Yautja_Warrior

    Yeah we've really hit a wall now.

    See no reason to update my 3570k any time soon still

    Don't see 120fps gaming becoming a norm for anything other than things like counter strike etc. With the consoles always the primary target, I don't see it ever happening

    I think dr
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  • Watch: 5 things you may have missed in Super Mario Odyssey's trailer

  • kirankara 15/01/2017

    @_TheDarkSide_

    Really annoying isn't it?

    Least you can blame the kids.

    I will only have myself to blame.

    I've always hated idea of Nintendo going third party, but getting taken to cleaners every time for Mario and Zelda has taken me to point of saying they should just give up hardware and stick to what they do best.

    But they know they've got us by our short and curlies
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  • kirankara 14/01/2017

    @trjp

    Sonic adventure was gash . And I don't mean that in a complimentary way lol
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  • kirankara 14/01/2017

    @JiveHound

    You can be sure they have refined game mechanics in Mario game to a tee. About only thing you can count on with Nintendo though lol
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  • kirankara 14/01/2017

    More I watch videos of Zelda and Mario, the more I know I'll end up buying one of these and hating myself for doing so lol Reply +3
  • kirankara 14/01/2017

    @Malek86

    "I'll be glad to spend some of my time in New Dong City."

    I heard you already do :)

    I loved SM3dworld tbh, and even Super Mario Wiiu was a total breath of fresh air for me. Yes the basics are all very familiar, but there has not been a mario yet that I didn't feel like I was playing a game that was crafted with such imagination, love and attention to detail that I didn't burst at seams with joy and smile like little kid (Mario bros 2 was pants, but I dont count that as mario game)
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  • Nintendo's precarious reveal runs risk of Switching off fans

  • kirankara 15/01/2017

    @Labassa_2008

    Who's asking you to change to pc?

    Personally there's not been one ps4 exclusive I got remotely excited about, with the only exception being I liked infamous series and would happily play that if had option. Uncharted does nothing new and as much as I loved that series, I was done by end of 3. Going forward I can't think of any games I'm excited for on ps4 as an exclusive. Dont get me wrong, if I had ps4 I'd probably play them, but nothing that makes me think I have to have one.

    I've thought about one several times, and most the games I've been interested in were multiplatform or xb1 or pc. I've almost bought ps4 few times and would get a pro if could use it with my monitor, but that is display port only.

    For me I prioritise frame rate and was a reason I moved to pc and I find 30fps janky to look at and play now, so I play on pc.

    Each to their own I say. Ideally we all had time and money to own everything, but we don't. So we simply choose what suits our needs.
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  • kirankara 14/01/2017

    @Labassa_2008

    Those things are only issues if you buy into it.

    That says more about person than pc gaming itself.

    I haven't bought new cpu in four years and like yourself I got into chasing latest gpu all time.

    But I'm done with all that. I've come across pc gamers still using a 7870 . So clearly pc gaming isn't simply about chasing latest gpu.

    I'm happy where I am for now and won't be upgrading until I see real jump. My 980ti could run ps4 pro level and scorpio level for some years yet and my cpu was more powerful than theirs when I bought it and still is now.

    I've also never had a virus since I went into pc gaming.can't remember last virus I ever got in fact.

    Gaming cases can be as small as an xb1 if you want them to be.

    Every reason you list I can dismiss with ease.

    I'm not stating one is superior to other. Simply that your criticisms are invalid in modern pc gaming world.

    Pc gaming is about choices. Choices you don't get with consoles.
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  • kirankara 13/01/2017

    @ironcherry79

    PersonallyI love the look of it, although have to admit the city bit is a little strange
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  • kirankara 13/01/2017

    @Yogafire

    Same here, game wise I still regard Nintendo as kings, but if this console sells miserably, then they are pretty much done for.

    Reality is, Nintendo hardware sales have been in decline for years since N64 as they fail to get developers on side, and primarily that's cause they dont sell enough units, which is due to not getting third part developers on side.

    There are those that will always buy the hardware even for few games, but vast majority won't and Nintendo don't seem to help themselves.

    You can't ask people generally to pay 300+ for a handful of games. That won't work as a successful business model. A console should be host to dozens of great titles, if not more.

    The whole family friendly thing kinda goes out window too, as they have tried to release more adult titles too, and still can't sell consoles to masses. PSN and xb1 is full of kids.

    I hate to say it, but Nintendo games will never be irrelevant for me, but as hardware they pretty much are irrelevant.

    They aren't trying something different in reality. It's a handheld home console hybrid that will effectively merge their two divisions. They arent really adding anything to games themselves that cant be done on another platform.

    Me personally I love the concept, don't care that hardware is weak, it's all about the first party games, but I can't justify the cost as it stands. I could spend if I wanted to, but just no way. It's not real value for money
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  • kirankara 13/01/2017

    @Yogafire

    The problem I see, is that there are a lot of "haters" out there, which isn't good for Nintendo. I mainly see people wanting Nintendo to do something and reclaim their crown, and simply being frustrated as instead, they continuously shoot themselves in foot, leg, arm, chest and pretty much everywhere else.

    I've owned almost every console they've ever produced and no doubt I'll end up with a switch at some point, but after being originally optimistic of a stable level of sales, I now see disaster and end of Nintendo as hardware manufacturer.
    I wanted to see Nintendo wow, instead I see the reaction of "why?".
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  • kirankara 13/01/2017

    I was sold on the concept. A Nintendo home and portable console in one. Sure the hardware wasn't going to be giving my pc any nightmares but I didn't care.it sounded glorious and relatively low cost.

    Now, I'm out.

    Silly pricing that puts it closer to a ps4 pro, no support, portable that isn't portable as battery life is crap.

    I'm not sure the 32gb storage is huge issue, as games are cartridge based. So it's only game save files mainly.

    But just wtf was going through their heads. Company needed strong showing to get fans on board, as company has no clout in industry any more, instead...we get this mess.

    I'll wait till it's being thrown out half price as retailers have given up supporting it
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  • Watch: Here's how switching the Nintendo Switch works

  • kirankara 14/01/2017

    @gdkjones

    Not being able to afford or justify owning every system doesn't make you not a "real gamer "

    Not every one can justify blowing 300 on console for handful of games.

    I love Mario games with passion and will want to play this eventually. But I'm not rushing out when their will only be few games I'll ever play on it and will gather dust under TV. I have nice pc and bought an xb1 and wiiu and both got sold as I simply didn't have enough time to play them all and fact they had so few games to make me want to keep them for . I felt guilty keeping them there unused and could use money better way
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  • kirankara 14/01/2017

    @gdkjones

    Not being able to afford or justify owning every system doesn't make you not a "real gamer "

    Not every one can justify blowing 300 on console for handful of games.

    I love Mario games with passion and will want to play this eventually. But I'm not rushing out when their will only be few games I'll ever play on it and will gather dust under TV. I have nice pc and bought an xb1 and wiiu and both got sold as I simply didn't have enough time to play them all and fact they had so few games to make me want to keep them for . I felt guilty keeping them there unused and could use money better way
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  • Switch clicks in the hands, but on paper, it's in trouble

  • kirankara 14/01/2017

    @rep-

    Indeed. Ps4 and xb1 both had weak launches. But you know third party support is incoming with those consoles.

    With Nintendo consoles you never really sure what you will get and when.

    It's like waiting to find water in desert.
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  • kirankara 13/01/2017

    @Devox

    Played most of those and not a patch on Mario for me.

    Loved Mario 3d and super Mario u on wiiu, Mario 3ds too, Mario galaxy 1/2 are class.

    Mario 3, Mario 64 and Mario world were great for their time, but personally prefer the newer efforts.
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  • kirankara 13/01/2017

    @Devox

    Never played a game that touches Mario for pure joy and imagination
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  • Nintendo Switch won't use StreetPass or Miiverse

  • kirankara 14/01/2017

    @grassyknoll

    I don't think the actual console is that badly priced when you think of everything involved.

    The original shield portable launched at $200 and that was smaller screen on the portable unit, no separate controller, no base unit etc.

    But is it competitive? Not against the other consoles in reality.

    They've always been fairly badly priced with peripherals to be honest.

    I still want a switch and love the original concept.

    But with only av handful of games that I'll ever play. It's that which makes it horribly priced for me
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  • A pair of Nintendo Switch Joy-con controllers costs 75

  • kirankara 13/01/2017

    @mega-gazz

    Indeed. They've traditionally gone that route with hardware due to it and games being their main source of revenue. But if they now following route of other two with peripherals and services also being a source of recent, then they should also price hardware accordingly too.
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  • Nintendo confirms Switch launch lineup of games

  • kirankara 13/01/2017

    @fabio78

    Monkey ball was class
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  • UK online shop says it will honour 198.50 Nintendo Switch pre-orders

  • kirankara 13/01/2017

    I'm guessing due to stock issues or unforseen administration errors, orders will have to cancelled and when people try to reorder price will be back to normal Reply 0
  • Nintendo Switch out 3rd March for 279.99

  • kirankara 13/01/2017

    @canIdoyabombsforya

    They may not be a charity, but if switch crashes and burns, they may end up needing some.

    It's not about them being a charity, but about being competitive against other players in the game.

    You're looking at 340 with a game for a console that is not as powerful as competitors, which will be selling more powerful hardware with a game for considerably less.

    It's not that switch in itself is necessarily over priced, but when you factor in third party support (ie none) , expensive peripherals, expensive first party software (their games hold value like no other) and online fees , you're left with an expensive machine to play handful of games
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  • kirankara 13/01/2017

    @_TheDarkSide_

    I'd have happily coughed up 200 , and I'm as big as Nintendo fan as you likely to find, but holy shit they lost the plot.

    Simply too expensive .I'll wait for a emulator for pc fuck it.
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  • Digital Foundry's guide to PS4 Pro game upgrades

  • kirankara 11/01/2017

    @mostro

    wouldn't say it's heresy.

    Personally find him a total nause, finding his voice and humour utterly irritating, and at times he can be slightly inaccurate (not like DF free of this either). He also tends to throw around lot of technological terminology, without any explanation of it's meaning.

    AC syndicate already ran at some sort of checkerboard according to DF on Pro, so Im intrigued to see what they did with it to make it look even better.
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  • kirankara 11/01/2017

    @mostro

    is that at 4k or 1080p?
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  • kirankara 11/01/2017

    @evolgenius

    Are you meaning revisiting as a game or as a technical analysis.

    Was actually my favourite AC game Ive played
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  • In Theory: Can AMD Ryzen break the Intel CPU monopoly?

  • kirankara 09/01/2017

    @man.the.king

    " My sisters-in-law really used to look down on gaming while happily spending hours watching "Reality Shows".

    They're like the ultimate zombie moron TV.....no offence lol
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