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  • The Witcher 3 can still look prettier as impressive new mod shows

  • kirankara 21/07/2017

    @Nikanoru

    Don't agree that half looks worse or even close to half, but there's definitely some textures that are worse off at times.

    On balance mod is better.
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  • Does Xbox One get the full-fat Destiny 2 experience?

  • kirankara 21/07/2017

    @mostro

    "But since it's DF who always insist on vaguely referencing that 1% machine as the 'full-fat' experience it doesn't make a heap of sense for them to ask if anything else delivers it. Because, by definition, it can't. Just sayin'."

    And that's the thing, I just don't know why anyone gets knickers in twist over this.

    Take it for what it is.

    It's like watching Top Gear when they race sports cars against a standard car to show how quick the sports car is. No one is generally buying the Ferrari, but they do it anyway.

    People need to just relax
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  • Can PS4 Pro really deliver Destiny 2 at 4K?

  • kirankara 21/07/2017

    @Azhrarn

    Isn't the fact that these two consoles launched indicative of we can game at 4k now?

    Sure they're sometimes using checkerboard and sometimes using adaptive resolutions or upscaling from lower resolutions etc, but isn't like 360/ps3 or xb1/ps4 games were always native 720p/1080p either.

    I don't see this as any different and if anything is huge improvement.
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  • kirankara 20/07/2017

    @_TheDarkSide_

    Mate. He's playing pantomime villain to perfection.

    He's got the hype train figured out. Pay per view sales are going through roof. He will retire off one fight.

    Connor is a great ufc fighter but i am honestly embarrassed by this fight and WWE crap going with it.

    I can't see him touching Floyd as much as we would all love to see him get knocked out.

    And if story of Connor getting knocked out in training by his training partner.... Connor could be in for long long night against Floyd.

    As much as i hate him as person, he's unreal in that ring. He is almost untouchable
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  • kirankara 20/07/2017

    @higganos

    Forget McGregor vs Mayweather, it's all about "dynamic 4k" vs "True 4k" in the undisputed battle for the purest pixel title
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  • kirankara 20/07/2017

    @higganos

    "Fuck me another thread derailed"

    Is it technically derailed if that's what DF's intentions were and it's same conversations as found in every other thread ever lol
    Reply +3
  • kirankara 20/07/2017

    @kraenk12

    please explain dynamic 4k's "clear" message.

    It's deliberately ambiguous.

    Is it dynamic resolution? Why not say it's dynamic resolution if so?

    Is the gaming experience "dynamic"?

    Is it that the colours or the image that are "dynamic".

    It's clearly ambiguous marketing BS.
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  • kirankara 20/07/2017

    @kraenk12

    "Sorry but no, Sony's messaging about the type of 4K the Pro will be able to do was always clear since the presentation....Microsoft on the other hand is still trying to mislead customers with their "true 4K" slogan."

    cobblers both slogan messages are marketing bs.

    Sony could have advertised as checkerboard 4k sometimes, but other times it maybe operating at dynamically altering resolutions lower than 4K or potentially lower checkerboard resolutions which are then upscaled to 4K"

    I know which slogan doesn't sound like a particularly strong selling point and why they went for "Dynamic 4k" which is a meaningless slogan, which is open to interpretation
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  • kirankara 20/07/2017

    @kraenk12
    Can't put that purely down to exclusives. Xb1 was hammered from start even when ps4 had almost no decent exclusives.

    MS did many things wrong with xb1
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  • kirankara 20/07/2017

    @justerthough"The truth is important. I'm just saying the conclusions they reach are not as serious as they make out. Console gamers are not all doomed if we cannot match PC. On the whole, this article is fine."

    I don't get this impression from their analysis.

    They simply state facts about what issues and compromises are there.

    No one has ever said that this is the end of world if it's not full 4k or anything to that effect.
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  • kirankara 20/07/2017

    @Eman525

    That's in official marketing blurb.

    Prior to launch there was talk of 4k gaming.

    Bungie also stated 4k for Destiny 2.

    So DF are still valid in assessing how it holds up as a "Dynamic 4k" gaming experience even if you say they state it's Dynamic 4k in marketing blurb, primarily as this is a meaningless slogan which means nothing in reality and serves simply to cover their arses like "True 4k" does.
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  • kirankara 20/07/2017

    @justerthought

    "4K is just a box ticking exercise that Digital foundry keep adopting. All gamers want right now is a higher resolution than 1080p that can be downsampled to give extremely smooth anti aliasing like a 1080p Pixar animated movie at a smooth frame rate. 30fps is perfectly fine as a compromise if it has perfect frame pacing and delivers 30 frames with some form of motion blur."

    Dude, Sony advertised the Pro as a 4k machine, so naturally they will assess it upon what degree it can match that, especially when Bungie declared it would be 4k on the console.

    Ultimately, it's a tech analysis site, what you expect them to say, "ermmm we couldn't see any differences between 1080p and 4k from 20 ft away".

    It would be a rubbish article and terrible technical analysis at this point.

    If you aren't interested in the tech aspects of these articles and don't want to see what compromises were made etc etc, don't read them.

    Save yourself the having to write walls of text going on about DF writing about technical differences in a technical article, because that's what they are paid to do
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  • Nintendo's new online service looks like it could be every bit as bad as you feared

  • kirankara 19/07/2017

    @srankin16

    It has everything to do with child and brand protection.

    Kids play on ps4/xbox, but they aren't clearly marketed at kids in same way as nintendo products are.
    Reply -4
  • kirankara 19/07/2017

    @Dan234

    I think the thing is that if you start forcing mobile phones, it a) is less likely kids will have mobile phones b) you reduce your accountability by bringing in an extra step through which predators and children would have to go to access the online service, rather than simply through the system itself c) phone activity is far more easily monitored than voice chat through say ps online d) a phone has a unique identity already tied to it and can be then tied into the account itself, which again makes tracking predators easier.

    It's all theoretically reducing chances of a media shit storm in which little Johnny ends up chatting to a peado online through switch.
    Reply -4
  • kirankara 19/07/2017

    @Rufus

    I Dont think it's to do with battery life.

    It's more likely Nintendo trying to avoid kids talking online with sexual predators.
    Reply -4
  • kirankara 19/07/2017

    That's the Nintendo we all love and shake heads at in shear bewilderment at how incompetent they can be after doing so much right.

    They can't help themselves. They literally have to do something so ridiculous no one could have foreseen how stupid it could be. It's like they enjoy shooting themselves in foot
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  • First look at Atari's new console

  • kirankara 17/07/2017

    @starsail

    Could have been kinda awesome if they had got their act together.

    I ended up with a 33x add(worse disaster) on for megadrive alongside my snes.

    Unfortunately for Atari Jaguar the hardware was seriously limited in supply, software support died and the playstation launched a year later, so all hype killed Atari dead.
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  • kirankara 17/07/2017

    @JohnnyReb76

    It would do by that point mate lol

    It was pretty basic and video game industry had developed a lot by that point.

    One advantage it had was not waiting forever for games to load and then rewinding tapes to try again if it failed (plus the beeping and screeching sounds they made).
    Reply +1
  • kirankara 17/07/2017

    @JohnnyReb76

    What else was there out there? It launched in 1977 in it's original form and when i had one at age 5 in 1983, the c64 was only just launching at almost 3 times the price and was a home computer not just a games console
    Reply +2
  • kirankara 17/07/2017

    @starsail

    "and where it's killer app Alien v Predator went right under most people's noses."

    i spent months drooling over images of this game in Edge magazine as a young teenager at school. I sadly never got my Atari Jaguar despite waiting 6 months after xmas for my pre-order to arrive.

    It was a commercial disaster as a system though, and only ever hand tiny amount of games released on it.
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  • kirankara 17/07/2017

    @goggamanxp

    is quite nice looking imo too, but yeah, can't see it being a success in any way, shape or form
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  • kirankara 17/07/2017

    @Raizing

    TBF, c64 and spectrum were much later developments in reality than 2600
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  • In Theory: is AMD's Ryzen CPU the game-changer for next-gen consoles?

  • kirankara 14/07/2017

    @Hoffer2017

    120fps is not happening anytime soon, due to CPU requirements increasing generation by generation and cpu progress stalling big time.

    I agree 60fps should be a given in gaming, but has never happened in console gaming, as they can always sim for prettier visuals, and masses are more impressed by this than being told a game is 60fps. Until visuals plateau completely, expect 30fps to be standard forever.
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  • kirankara 10/07/2017

    @kintama

    That's one way of spinning it. Another is amd has shit driver performance and takes forever to get decent drivers together. Great if you want to wait years to get best out your card but suffer inbetween.

    And cross fire doesn't work in many games or has poor performance .

    Love to see you get two 580s for 650 i paid for my gaming x
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  • kirankara 10/07/2017

    @atthegates

    have you tried comparing games when on ssd and hdd and seeing if that makes difference.

    I moved to gsync when i went 4k and with good reason, cause it is still a real task hitting 4k 60fps . I can manage 4k 60fps in most games maxed (or at least within happy enough gsync frame rates of 45-60fps, but obviously things like msaa or ssaa are a no go usually), but some games do require lowering some settings or using adaptive resolution if i want to maintain higher settings(quantum break, Deus Ex MD are pipe dreams at max settings still, partly as those global illumination style settings are brutal, and using PCSS ultra in AC is a no go still). Generally though, I can alter settings and hit almost constant 60fps with little impact on visuals.

    I think Volta will be the first true 4k 60fps card, but this comes pretty damn close as long as you not obsessed with max settings for everthing.
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  • kirankara 10/07/2017

    @atthegates

    That seems bit odd mate, I have a 3570k and never had issue hitting 60fps in Witcher 3. If you having minor fps drops Id suggest looking at freesync or gsync as right now a 3570k should be plenty good enough oc'd for 1080p 60fps. Id only really upgrade if looking at higher frame rates like 120fps monitors.

    I am still rocking 3570k with my 1080ti at 4k and overall is solid
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  • kirankara 10/07/2017

    @atthegates

    Do you ever monitor your cpu usage? It's quite possible.

    A ryzen 1700/1800 would benefit you, but only when you are cpu limited
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  • kirankara 10/07/2017

    If there was a console that prioritised 60fps in games, then i would be happy to step back from PC gaming and possibly lose some of the extra visual features that it can provide.

    I've said it for years that 60fps is a genuine game changer and don't get me started on those who claim 30fps is more cinematic lol
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  • Four months on, BioWare still patching Mass Effect: Andromeda facial animations

  • kirankara 10/07/2017

    Is there a compelling reason to buy games at launch any more. It's a mug's game imo Reply +1
  • Is Elite Dangerous on PlayStation the definitive console version?

  • kirankara 08/07/2017

    @Krychek

    They seem to have added pc as total afterthought.

    I watched video on YouTube before article went up and there was barely mention of pc or any footage.
    Reply +4
  • Revealed: Microsoft's Xbox One X benchmarks

  • kirankara 08/07/2017

    @Yautja_Warrior

    "As for Ark running at 60fps, that's good but how well does it hold 60fps? That will be the real question, because Ark is a buggy mess of a game, so I'm not sure people should be looking to this game to champion the X. Seems like people are just seeing X = 60fps and Pro = 30fps yet forget how badly the game runs, even on much more powerful PC hardware."

    Ark is shit storm of a game by all accounts.

    Even former dayz dev called it a bit of a mess currently and not wotyn $60 they trying to charge now.

    ""I absolutely think the game would be worth it when it reaches a stable state," he said in another tweet. "Emphasis on the last few words!" In other replies on Twitter, Hall said that Ark is "nowhere near close" to being finished, calling the dinosaur survival game "very buggy."

    Ark won't run 60fps on Xb1x no matter what they do. It will be highly fluctuating at best.

    "I think the Forza Horizon 3 patch will probably give the real answer of how good the CPU really is (being a 1st party open world game) if that runs at 60fps, then it will show how much of an improvement it really is, but with Crackdown 3 being 30fps, I don't think you will see much of a change with open world games."

    Good call, but much as they have improved cpu scaling on PC, it still is a bit of a shit fest in reality.

    "Forza Horizon 3 sadly suffers from single-core CPU issues. As we can see, one of our CPU cores was maxed out during our playthrough, while all the other five cores were below 70-80% usage. As a result of that, we were CPU-bound in pretty much the entire game.

    In order to find out how the game scales on various CPUs, we simulated a dual-core and a quad-core CPU. Unsurprisingly, there were no performance differences between our simulated quad-core and our hexa-core systems. On the other hand, the game was completely unplayable on our simulated dual-core system (while it managed to run the game at 30fps, there were severe stutters that made it unplayable). And given the fact that the game relies heavily on a single CPU core, we strongly suggest disabling Hyper Threading."

    Two badly optimised games run badly on PC, but run well (Ark to be seen anyway) on consoles as they have been optimised to hell and back
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  • kirankara 08/07/2017

    @SteampunkZomb1e

    That will partly depend on size of your screen and distance you sit from it mate.

    There are calculated viewing distances to get most out your resolution of TV.

    If you sit far enough back from a 4k tv and viewing an upscaled 1080p image it will still seem to give a similar picture quality, but as you get closer and closer you will see the screen pixelates.

    The whole point of 4k is that you can see more details and to do that you need the assets to do so, and to be sat close enough to see them.

    If you are sat back far enough from a 4k upscaled image, you are not going to see the pixelation as much, but you also wont be able to see the extra details.

    Remember xb1 will also be sometimes operating at 720p and 900p and upscaling too, and thus you will have more artifacting and xb1 wont't have higher res textures in place and also wont have the extra visual effects either, so upscaled image will never compete, especially when you viewing at closer diustances
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  • kirankara 08/07/2017

    @Eman525

    http://gamingbolt.com/ps5-will-likely-be-backwards-compatible-with-ps4-pro-will-possibly-launch-in-2019-michael-pachter
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  • kirankara 07/07/2017

    @manfredkrieg

    Doesn't change my point that game will look stunning on those consoles.

    Won't change whether you like a game.

    But that applies to any game
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  • kirankara 07/07/2017

    @4KLobster

    Game totally deserves it.

    That game drops jaws on pc and is nice on ps4, but console gamers need to experience it in higher resolution and with better effects to truly appreciate how beautiful it is
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  • kirankara 07/07/2017

    @Naetharu

    Myself i am not one you say to people pc better than console or get on the master race tip.

    Everyone has own needs and whatever works best for them is fine.

    But having been a console owner most my life and now pc only outside Nintendo, i feel capable of giving an objective perspective to a degree.

    I still feel that if you coming into pc it's good to have a more technical mind and be sort to enjoy tinkering and learning if you want to get best out of it, but if not you can still use pc for gaming almost as easily as a console. I knew nothing coming to pc gaming, so that says it all really.

    I hate the dumb uninformed comments that get wheeled out all time by ignorant people.

    I still say console is easier to use and i wouldn't recommend pc to some of my friends because i know they wouldn't benefit from it. But these comments about pc gaming are really outdated

    I built my brother a pc which he uses without any issues to play and he doesn't care at all about overclocking or mods etc etc and wont even let me do these things for him.
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  • kirankara 07/07/2017

    @L1QuiD123

    " Not everyone wants to sit in a computer chair at a desk. Some people want everything in one. They don't want to have to run Teamspeak in the background to talk to friends. They want to sit on their comfortable sofa and play video games."

    Wake up to 21st century my friend.

    I don't play mouse and kb any more and i just sit back in bed and play games.

    Im never going to argue pc is as suitable for a lounge as a console, but this retarded argument needs to die.

    It's almost as easy to play with pc connected to tv as a console.

    Unless you have total phobia of getting off ass occasionally
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  • kirankara 07/07/2017

    @Yautja_Warrior

    Indeed, I was using my previous GPU , a 980ti ftw, which is almost a 1070 in every respect in real world benchmarks, and could run many games at 4k 60fps(ok with gsync) with setting adaptations, or had choice of 4k 30fps with better visual settings in more demanding titles or i could drop res to 3200x1800 or 1440p 60fps if required and I did latter as I dont like 30fps much if i have another option, but it's wholly possible
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  • kirankara 07/07/2017

    @Yautja_Warrior

    Indeed, we've seen some real horror cases this generation (borderlands collection is about the worst), but even witcher3 took close to nine months to get performance close to where it should be on ps4
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  • kirankara 07/07/2017

    @Eisenstein

    1070 Is ok for 4k 30fps, just not at highest settings
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  • kirankara 06/07/2017

    @OhDatGuy

    Wildlands can run at 1440p 60fps at better than pro settings.

    At ultra it's very demanding though and will bring it to it's knees.

    Hardly same as saying the game runs bad though
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  • kirankara 06/07/2017

    @GreyBeard

    "
    There are no X1X users yet!

    Its mind boggling to me that people are talking like this thing is already out... Crazy stuff.

    And seriously, look if you're convinced fair enough, but never forget these are mass-market products, and my criticisms -which are inarguably reasonable and sound- are going to be shared with a lot of potential buyers.

    And their support, or lack thereof, matters."

    Your criticisms arent inarguably reasonable, as at this point, as you rightly pointed out the machine isn't out, and all it is at this point is fears or concerns and has no more value than me saying it will sell sixty million machines.

    Most of these fears were raised with the pro and proved to be just people bitter they no longer had best toy in town
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  • PlatinumGames is still working on a Nier: Automata PC patch

  • kirankara 08/07/2017

    When a modder can do it in several weeks but a developer can't manage it in months, that's pretty embarrassing Reply +4
  • Halo 5 will have 4K support on Xbox One X

  • kirankara 07/07/2017

    @Foxtrot-Oscar

    If you wanted all games 60fps, games would have to regress a generation basically.

    I'm happier playing fps online with mouse and keyboard, but use a pad for everything else and tbh, I'm done with online gaming anyway.co-op i like but competitive online is just too time consuming for me.

    I demand 60fps in games and thats only thing keeping me on pc gaming.

    I could play at 30fps, But i really would rather not.

    Call me a snob, but is just a preference.

    Heard people complaining witcher 3 is clunky, but at 60fps I didn't find that at all. No more than combat in other similar games of the genre.
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  • kirankara 07/07/2017

    @Foxtrot-Oscar

    Ironically if frame rates were as important to you as you state, even at 1080p then PC should be your choice of platform.
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  • kirankara 06/07/2017

    Oh it's a xb1x article, isn't this where all the cool kids come and slag it off??? Reply +5
  • ZeniMax faces lawsuit from singer Dion over Fallout 4 promo

  • kirankara 07/07/2017

    I was wondering why there was Celine Dion song in fallout lol Reply -1
  • Xbox One "gift a friend" feature coming soon

  • kirankara 07/07/2017

    @carmagainagain

    You reminded me of this stand up routine

    https://youtu.be/kLKlgLG6jfI
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  • You'll never see a Game Over screen in Super Mario Odyssey

  • kirankara 07/07/2017

    @snk4ever

    I recommend flagellation
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  • kirankara 06/07/2017

    @up_the_ante

    It's really just an evolutionary step in gaming.

    The roots of gaming were arcade machines where everything was designed to swallow your coins.

    They are pretty dead now so there's no need. They want you to enjoy playing and not get frustrated and trade it in
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