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  • David Cage and Quantic Dream "shocked" by allegations of unhealthy studio culture

  • m0thr4 16/01/2018

    ”You want to talk about homophobia?" he said. "I work with Ellen Page, who fights for LGBT rights.”
    And when you say “work with”, you mean you effectively stalked her, building up a collection of 2000 photographs of her from age 8 to adulthood.

    https://www.criticalhit.net/gaming/david-cage-went-crazy-for-ellen-page/

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  • Publisher blames PUBG for Lawbreakers flopping

  • m0thr4 03/01/2018

    LawBreakers is a unique FPS...
    If true, then PUBG would surely have posed no threat whatsoever. ;-)
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  • Xbox One Kinect adaptor officially dead now, too

  • m0thr4 03/01/2018

    @ShiftyGeezer Ah ok, fair enough. I thought I was connecting some dots there; thanks for setting me straight :-) Reply +1
  • m0thr4 03/01/2018

    @monkie_king
    the PrimeSense tech used by Kinect is also in the iPhone X for 3D face recognition - there's basically a tiny Kinect at the top of the screen.
    And Apple bought PrimeSense back in 2013... so perhaps this is why the Kinect has been dropped?
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  • The truth about GodMode, the "World's First Brain Booster for Gamers"

  • m0thr4 03/01/2018

    @LiamK
    likewise the NHS sometimes offers homeopathic treatments, despite everyone agreeing that that's ridiculous. But when Jeremy Hunt has said in the past that homeopathy works, what are you gonna do?
    Exactly what you do with all pseudoscientific mumbo jumbo... just keep chipping away at its credibility until it eventually crumbles. ;-)
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  • m0thr4 16/12/2017

    @Dave84 Well... acupuncture is only “available on the NHS” insomuch as it is not prohibited. The NHS’s own website is pretty lukewarm (and non-committal) as to whether it is a beneficial treatment. https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/acupuncture/ Reply 0
  • Apple iPhone X review

  • m0thr4 03/01/2018

    @kaisersoser
    So please tell me, how does your experience with Airpods beat just plugging in your headset into an audio jack and pressing play?
    Beyond what's already been mentioned? Ok... no wires to untangle, the charging case fits into the tiny sub pocket in your jeans and of course the lack of a 3.5mm jack makes the phone that bit more waterproof. And then there's the fact that (unlike any other Bluetooth headphones I know of) setting them up on one Apple device instantly sets them up on all your Apple devices (iOS and MacOS), enabling you to switch device while using the same headphones with no fuss whatsoever.

    Yeah, maybe I've drunk the KoolAid... but it sounds as if you've similarly convinced yourself that AirPods are rubbish, and nothing short of actually owning them will persuade you otherwise.
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  • m0thr4 03/01/2018

    @kaisersoser
    but that is another peripheral to buy amd carry around without you in addition to your 2 airpods and a charger box.
    My retort would have emphasised the point that the 3.5mm dongle is provided free with all iPhones missing the built-in jack, it's not something you have to buy, nor is it a burden to carry around, as it's small enough to remain connected to your favourite wired headphones... cheap or otherwise.

    The newest iPhones (8 and X) can be charged wirelessly while your headphones are plugged in via lightning.

    The AirPods' case is a charger box... you get about 4 hours music time on the headphones, after which recharging them to 100% in the case takes about 10 minutes. You can repeat this about 5 times before the case battery is finally exhausted.

    So, while I agree to an extent with what you're saying about convenience/simplicity, I think you're exaggerating the actual real-world problems.

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  • m0thr4 28/11/2017

    @kaisersoser
    ... the difference is that when I want, I can plug much cheaper and accessible headphones into my phone while you cant.
    Sorry - I must have missed something. Please explain why you think we can't plug cheap headphones into our iPhones.

    FYI, I never said I was a Apple hater.
    You don't need to... spreading misinformation such as the above tells us everything we need to know.
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  • m0thr4 28/11/2017

    @martynjames
    I didn't know today's kids had common sense but it gives me hope that today's children won't be like today's entitled, want everything right now 20 somethings.
    You seriously think a 13-year-old child that's given the choice between receiving an iPhone 8 and an iPhone X won't grow up to be "entitled"?

    Good luck with that.
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  • m0thr4 28/11/2017

    @ElektroDragon After a few hours, you'll be so over the Home button that you'll find devices that have one to feel a bit retro. Least of your worries, honestly. Reply +1
  • m0thr4 27/11/2017

    @ISmoke
    I had the iPhone 7 and now X from launch and I have never lost a single adaptor, in fact I am now the proud owner of 2.
    Same here... by simply keeping the first adapter in the same case as my high-end cabled headphones.
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  • m0thr4 27/11/2017

    @saxxonde Have you not been watching the news these past 2 years, in which Apple has refused similar such requests? Reply +6
  • m0thr4 27/11/2017

    @ISmoke Yes... and I nearly threw it out. Sorry for the confusion! it was hidden on the back of the bit of cardboard where the headphones are.

    Thanks for forcing me to double-check :-/
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  • m0thr4 26/11/2017

    FaceID hasn’t failed yet for me... scanned my face without glasses on, but wearing them has no effect. Seems capable of unlocking in absolute darkness (although obviously there’s some light coming off the screen when you do that). Tried wearing a beanie hat with the brim pulled down right to my eyes... still worked.

    Touch ID was great, but failed quite a lot during the Summer if my fingers/thumbs were sweaty, and unusable in the depths of Winter when wearing gloves (yeah, of course... but I have gloves that work with a touch screen).

    Let the negs commence...
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  • The 50 most exciting games of 2018

  • m0thr4 03/01/2018

    @OurDogFudge
    Right now though I really REALLY want to play one of my all-time faves: Devil(s) Crash Pinball again. I have it on our (somewhere in the loft) Wii VC version but would prefer to play it on the go/at work!!
    Then you absolutely need this: https://www.funstockretro.co.uk/gpd-xd-black-32gb-retro-gaming-gamepad

    With Retroarch (free) and Gamesome Frontend (trival cost for the Pro version, but worth it) you'll have retrogaming heaven in your pocket.
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  • m0thr4 03/01/2018

    @OurDogFudge I'm a mere youngster at 45, but also turning back the clock with the amazing GPD-XD for portable retro gaming, along with a RetroPie, OpenEmu and SNES Mini. Reply +1
  • PS4 hits 70m sold

  • m0thr4 07/12/2017

    @williamarthurfenton
    How does Ps4 and Xbox One total units compare to last gen's Ps3 and Xbox 360 combined?
    Well, it's difficult to say, as Microsoft are not sharing sales figures for the Xbox One. (https://www.geek.com/games/microsoft-decides-not-to-share-xbox-one-sales-figures-anymore-1637833/)

    But PS4 is well on course for matching sales of PS3 and Xbox 360 (which sold about 80 million each).
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  • Bungie pulls tonight's livestream to confront Destiny 2 criticism

  • m0thr4 30/11/2017

    @FuzzyDucky
    @AgentDaleCooper Err, I bought a Switch because I can't play Mario Odyssey, Mario Kart or Breath of the Wild on my PS4 Pro... You're a bit slow, aren't you?


    Wow, you must be new here... but you're spot on. ;-)
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  • In defence of Oblivion

  • m0thr4 28/11/2017

    I'd love an Oblivion remaster, but not as much as a new Elder Scrolls game. In fact, what I'd really love is a new Elder Scrolls game that incorporates the whole of Tamriel... properly though, not the way they did it in Elder Scrolls Online. Could modern games consoles feasibly store such a thing, I wonder?

    Anyway, we know the Oblivion remaster isn't happening, right? So no point in getting hopes up.
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  • m0thr4 28/11/2017

    @d-stick
    I mean this in the nicest way possible but: please stop asking for re-releases or remasters. What we need is a new Elder Scrolls.
    I mean this in the nicest way possible but: you're confusing what you need with what anyone else might want.
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  • Revisiting Crysis, the last great bastion of PC elitism

  • m0thr4 27/11/2017

    I'm surprised the Crysis games haven't appeared on Xbox One or PS4 yet... but then, given that the IP is owned by EA, I'm not sure I'd want the "Loot Box Edition" Reply +4
  • Destiny 2 may not be giving you as much XP as you think it is

  • m0thr4 27/11/2017

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  • m0thr4 27/11/2017

    @IamUrple
    Having gotten bored of Destiny, which always happens after I start playing Destiny, I sat down to give Horizon: Zero Dawn a try.

    I get that these are two completely different games, but it woke me up to just how empty the Destiny experience is. Everybody knows this, but when you’re in the grind, it can be hard to realize.
    This. And same goes for the lacklustre "campaign" in Battlefront 2, which doesn't deserved to be mentioned in the same sentence as real single-player games.
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  • m0thr4 27/11/2017

    This is why regulators need to step in... there are far too many people buying video games (probably the majority) that are completely ignorant of what is actually standard practice and completely legal in the world of gambling.

    I'm not blaming video game customers here... and not meaning to insult or patronise them with the word "ignorant" either. "Gaming" companies (as they like to call themselves) are, in my opinion, the shadiest and most manipulative organisations on the planet... and I'm counting governments and political parties in that assertion.
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  • m0thr4 27/11/2017

    @OMAW3D
    This just seems really, seriously shady. Like a casino of fixes odds where the house always wins.
    That was my first thought, too: the "House Edge".
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  • What the UK can learn from the Far East's battle with loot boxes

  • m0thr4 20/10/2017

    @PSfourskin
    is the lottery gambling ?
    Yes... which is why itks heavily regulated and under 16’s are not allowed to take part.
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  • Oculus is launching a low-cost, all-in-one VR headset next year

  • m0thr4 11/10/2017

    @OnlyJoeKing
    Unless I'm just making some kind of noob error here and you can speed it up somehow... I'm still waiting to get to that station now!
    Um... how far away is this station? You’re in Supercruise mode, right? Is the station called “Hutton Orbital” by any chance? If so.... I have some bad news.
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  • Star Wars Battlefront 2 has a loot crate problem

  • m0thr4 11/10/2017

    @lostmuppet It’s sad that the petition you’re recommending us to sign is worded in such broken English that it could never be taken seriously by Parliament. You may not think these things matter, but I guarantee the (mostly) University-educated politicians will simply laugh at it, if they even understand what the petition is asking for. Reply 0
  • Here's the deal with Assassin's Creed Origins in-game loot chests

  • m0thr4 11/10/2017

    @spamdangled
    Remember who pays your wages.
    Oh, me, me... I know this one! It’s the publishers that pay for advertising on the Eurogamer website. The same publishers designing games to encourage players to spend more money after they’ve paid full price for the game. The same publishers Eurogamer is defending.

    Do I win a prize?
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  • Comparing the stunning space vistas of Elite: Dangerous, No Man's Sky and Space Engine to NASA images

  • m0thr4 29/09/2017

    @LiamK Nicely put. So-called "wisdom" teeth are probably one of the best pieces of evidence of evolution (rather than design) in the human body. Reply 0
  • Watch: Ian plays the SNES mini for 90 minutes

  • m0thr4 29/09/2017

    @PSfourskin
    does it have boarders? The NES mini didn’t have any.
    No, you’ll have to wait and see if they release an N64 Mini with 1080 Snowboarding.
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  • m0thr4 29/09/2017

    Thankfully Nintendo learned from its mistakes and produced many more units of the SNES Mini. Unfortunately this still wasn't enough to keep up with demand and once again many people struggled to secure one.
    Second sentence contradicts the first one. Do we know how many more units of the SNES Mini were produced compared to the NES Mini?
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  • The doors close on The Chinese Room - for now

  • m0thr4 25/09/2017

    @GreatnessAwaits
    how hard is it to fly some Sony reps into the UK, put them in a car, drive them to a village somewhere in Shropshire and say 'Here! This is what we're talking about. This is the world we're creating'. ?
    It's a lovely thought, but I doubt it would have had the desired effect. ;-)
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  • Jesus beats up Buddha in the awful-looking Fight of Gods

  • m0thr4 05/09/2017

    @davidhayne
    Not unsurprisingly, theism is still the majority worldview (religious or not) because of well reasoned arguments from ancient philosophers like Aristotle to modern ones.
    I think you may be getting Aristotle mixed up with Plato.

    * Plato == "Rationalist"... i.e. evidence comes from thinking about things subjectively.
    * Aristotle == "Empiricist"... i.e. evidence derived objectively from scientific experimentation.

    But, as you say, "theism is still the majority worldview" and of course we know that the more popular a view is, the more likely it is to be flawless in its logic.

    :rolleyes:
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  • m0thr4 05/09/2017

    @spamdangled
    It is also worth pointing out that Jesus was a very common name.


    It still is in certain parts of the planet.
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  • One year on, is No Man's Sky the game it should have been?

  • m0thr4 10/08/2017

    It's Elite: Dangerous for people who can't play Elite: Dangerous. This is as true today as it was (literally for PS4 owners) last August.

    The problem is that because Xbox One had Elite Dangerous, Sony tried to make us believe No Man's Sky would fill the gap. What we got was something diluted to a degree only homeopaths would consider turning into profit.

    Where Elite Dangerous presents a simulation of the Milky Way, No Man's Sky's world is simply an illusion, each system being an elaborate skybox with a trick that makes the transition between that skybox and the planet surfaces appear seemless. The planets are not in orbit around anything, or rotating, or even sufficiently far apart not to cause severe problems. Every planet looks almost identical, varying only in colour palette. Sure, you get some occasional moments of beauty (if you ignore the fact that half the plants are 2D bitmaps that always face the same way), but you get ten times as many eyesores.

    But more importantly than that, there's still no emergent gameplay in No Man's Sky, and therefore no potential for anything surprising or fun to happen.

    I've been back to this game over and over, checked out the additions... but there's nothing there worth doing. This Emperor has no clothes.

    And anyway, I have Elite Dangerous now... which is everything I was led to believe, and more.
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  • m0thr4 10/08/2017

    And the gaming community worked itself into a frenzy of entitlement that clouded its vision to the extent that it struggled to take the game itself at face value.
    Worked itself?? Fuck right off with that. Where exactly did we get information on this game, save from Sony's marketing and your (i.e. the media's) coverage?

    We were all at fault and we were all victims too.
    Oh really? Don't try and drag us into this sordid little shitshow; with the hype over and the real game available to play, you recommended it last year. Based on your review, many people will have parted with £60 and been incredibly disappointed at the sheer shallowness of it all.

    If it helps you sleep better at night to blame your readers for some of this, fine; but I'd keep that to yourself.
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  • m0thr4 10/08/2017

    @night_swim
    A quick question out of curiosity:- I remember the original outrage when it transpired that, upon arriving at the same location as another player, you couldn't actually see them on-screen. Is that still the case.
    Yes... in the same way you can't meet up with other players in Skyrim. It's a single-player game only.
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  • Modern N64 controller a Kickstarter success

  • m0thr4 10/08/2017

    @slammers

    Games like turok were the first games to feature movement on the left stick and aiming on the cpad, bringing keyboard mouse movement for fps games to console.
    Only if you're left-handed... otherwise it brought the exact opposite.
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  • PlayStation 4 firmware update 5.0 will add 1080p60 Twitch streaming

  • m0thr4 10/08/2017

    Hmmm... still not able to play Blu-ray discs in Full RGB mode? Maybe in version 6.0. :confused: Reply +3
  • m0thr4 10/08/2017

    @FilthyAnimal
    still missing Xbox One-style PS3 backwards compatibility
    Um... Xbox One doesn't have PS3 backwards compatibility.

    Seriously though, there are both technological and financial reasons that Sony decided it wasn't worth their while, and why Microsoft decided it was worth their while.

    At this point in PS4's lifecycle, as much as I would love to be able to play PS3 games on my PS4, I just can't see the cost/benefit case.

    Time to let it go.
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  • m0thr4 10/08/2017

    New family accounts will be able to feature multiple adult accounts in a family, able to act in a parent/guardian role and set parental controls on a per-account basis, so each child has different communications, content-viewing and spending limit privileges. Requests can also be sent to adult accounts on other PS4s to join the same family.
    This is long overdue - currently, you can only apply age restrictions to the entire machine, with no way of playing the restricted content without switching off parental controls entirely.
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  • It's time to settle the PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds blue zone debate once and for all

  • m0thr4 06/08/2017

    If you're under 12: Star Wars.
    If you're over 12: Star Trek.

    (going for a neg record here...)
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  • Alien: Isolation modder adds VR support

  • m0thr4 01/08/2017

    Alien Isolation remains in my top 5 games of this generation; I still play it for a few days every month. So much atmosphere, tension... even when you know what's about to happen, it barely diminishes due to the relative unpredictability of the titular character.

    This video shows it's the perfect candidate for VR. I'd love to see it on PSVR, but various commercial realities mean that will never happen. :-(

    Yes, it is possibly too scary in VR... I'd just love to find out for myself. In the meantime, playing it in PSVR Cinema Mode will have to do... although I may be persuaded to shell out for the necessary PC equipment if this mod turns out to do the job.
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  • PlayStation Now gets PS4 games

  • m0thr4 07/07/2017

    @Auntie_Social
    How does this actually work? Are they running a massive bank of PS3s somewhere or is it the PS3 chips on a circuit board inside a server or are Sony emulating PS3s on the down low on PCs?
    You were close with the second one. They have custom servers, each one containing a motherboard with the equivalent of 8 PS3s.

    Article explaining it here: https://www.extremetech.com/gaming/175005-sonys-playstation-now-uses-custom-designed-hardware-with-eight-ps3s-on-a-single-motherboard

    As the article explains, they only need shrunken versions of the CPU and GPU; all the less esoteric hardware has been replaced by more efficient components.

    Less clearly explained by the article is that this is an elastic cloud service so, when you're playing a PS3 game, you're only getting as much computer power as necessary, which in many cases is not going to be a "whole PS3".
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  • Why the SNES mini emulates more than just the console

  • m0thr4 02/07/2017

    @electrolite Some people, myself included, are indeed able and happy to pay Nintendo for things. But if those things are only available from eBay scalpers at 3 or 4 times the price, then we can hardly be blamed for going the piracy route. Reply +25
  • Sega's back catalogue is headed to mobile with Sega Forever

  • m0thr4 24/06/2017

    The games run terribly, even on an iPad Pro. Every 30 seconds or so (regardless of what's happening on screen), the game (and its music) slows down to a crawl.

    When you think that Picodrive (developed by hobbyists) can run these games flawlessly on a Raspberry Pi, it must take real incompetence to produce a worse experience on more powerful hardware.
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  • Crash Bandicoot is 3D gaming's underrated pioneer

  • m0thr4 19/06/2017

    @Bauul True, Doom doesn't use ray-casting, it uses binary space partitioning. But it is a pseudo-3D engine, compared to one that exclusively uses polygons.

    Full details available here: https://doomwiki.org/wiki/Doom_rendering_engine
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  • Xbox One X is $500 - so how much will next-gen consoles cost?

  • m0thr4 18/06/2017

    @ghostof82
    Seems to me the 4K thing is sucking up all the extra power and leaving the games being the same old same old.
    And do we/they even know what proportion of gamers have 4k TVs? Watch the response in this video when the host asks if any of the guests (all moderately prominent YouTube Let’s Play folk) own 4K TVs.

    YouTube Microsoft Press Conference E3 2017
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