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  • Microsoft prepping an EA partnership announcement for its next Xbox event - report

  • niteninja 27/02/2013

    People who think this is only dlc are going to be jaws on the floor shocked come e3, sony are working on similar stuff with other publishers.
    Ive also heard from someone who got busted with a durango dev kit that ms have also secured fallout 4 exclusive from bethesda.
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  • niteninja 27/02/2013

    Remember what arthur gies said on polygon, people are going to be shocked by how many exclusive games there are on each console.
    Getting exclusive dlc was this gen, getting exclusive games is next gen.
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  • niteninja 27/02/2013

    This could be utterly massive, respawns new game, new mass effect and dragon age 3 all durango exclusive.
    From what im hearing its a lot more important than just dlc.
    This is a deal for exclusive ea published games including unrevealed crytek games.
    MS has at least 10 first party games in development for durango most of them are new ip.
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  • Next-gen Xbox specs leak

  • niteninja 22/01/2013

    Looking at that VGleaks diagram again, I think they fucked up some f the custom hardware stuff. Specifically, there's a hardware block that they don't describe, pertaining to... well. I don't want to get anybody in trouble.

    ageis
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  • niteninja 22/01/2013

    I'm just looking at the block diagram and how much silicon Microsoft is dedicating to that and the memory movers (and the audio DSP), all of which is custom to the system and expensive, and wondering why that, instead of more space dedicated to more GPU resources. They're telling developers it brings a number of advantages and frees them up to do "things," which I don't understand in an appreciable way. They spend a lot of time in their documentation talking about them.

    aegies
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  • niteninja 22/01/2013

    Let me see if this helps. For Durango:

    Rendering into ESRAM: Yes.
    Rendering into DRAM: Yes.
    Texturing from ESRAM: Yes.
    Texturing from DRAM: Yes.
    Resolving into ESRAM: Yes.
    Resolving into DRAM: Yes.

    For the 360, that would be yes, no, no, yes, no, yes.
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  • niteninja 22/01/2013

    I believe these are accurate, though, again, the extra hardware they don't explain will play a major part in what Durango does. I've also heard from reliable sources that the GPU CUs are super-efficient, with an aim for almost 100 percent usage at all times. The 360 hit around 60 percent, I understand. Like I've said previously, context is going to be really important for both systems.

    source 1

    The entire setup reeks of some kind of new tile based/deferred rendering approach along the lines of what makes the PowerVR GPUs so very efficient.

    It would also be very scalable (integrated into a PC GPU card, it would basically push crossfire scaling to 100% and solve any micro stuttering issues). It would be the end of huge monolithic GPU chips as we know them.

    source 2

    Right now were talking...a new approach that throws out traditional pc comparison measurements in pure flops/mm2..etc...really interested in this...

    source 3.
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  • Trends of 2013: The last console generation

  • niteninja 09/01/2013

    @bad09 we will find out at e3. Reply 0
  • niteninja 09/01/2013

    ms first tease of next gen xbox released.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=re1EatGRV0w#!
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  • niteninja 09/01/2013

    http://www.google.co.uk/imgres?imgurl=http://www.yankodesign.com/images/design_news/2011/11/22/xbox_prestige_06.jpg&imgrefurl=http://www.yankodesign.com/2011/11/23/xbox-evolution/&h=379&w=600&sz=91&tbnid=-oRC467B8vDlVM:&tbnh=76&tbnw=120&prev=/search%3Fq%3Dxbox%2Bprestige%2Bpicture%26tbm%3Disch%26tbo%3Du&zoom=1&q=xbox+prestige+picture&usg=__XlBmjC74CsObrBxsnp5tgx6b6BI=&docid=85LLS0oUfkANjM&hl=en&sa=X&ei=bMjtUKeDHuaY1AWczoGYCg&ved=0CDIQ9QEwAA&dur=4137

    might not be official but it fits in with people ive spoken to over the last six months.
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  • niteninja 09/01/2013

    The games will be on some kind of ssdd card, if those things are going to be sold at retail or if its just the one that comes bundled with the console is not known.
    Either way you have to swipe it to unlock and download the game.
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  • niteninja 09/01/2013

    http://www.mcvuk.com/news/read/exclusive-no-disc-drive-for-next-xbox/092534

    http://uk.gamespot.com/news/next-gen-will-fail-if-not-digital-only-says-codemasters-cofounder-6385662

    http://uk.gamespot.com/news/next-xbox-drops-disc-drive-report-6365403

    all the info points towards digital according to my source (no names) the new xbox will include kinect 2 built into the console.
    What happens is you will buy your game over live and swipe a digital card on the kinect to verify your purchase, you then have the option to download or stream the game or both at the same time.
    The card is like a key and the kinect is the lock.
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  • niteninja 09/01/2013

    I've been saying it for ages, next gen consoles will be download only machines with streaming and cloud based tech at the forefront.
    you cannot stop the march to digital only, boxed games are from the dinosaur era.
    The 3ds failed because Nintendo misjudged how relevant 3d was going to be, the vita failed because Sony are stupid retards that priced it to high and did not learn from the psp memory card era, the wiiu is an overpriced 360 with a crappy iPad ripoff controller.
    Next gen will be very powerful consoles that download games straight to the consoles that's a fact.
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  • HMV pins hope on FIFA 13 and Skylanders as it battles through winter

  • niteninja 14/12/2012

    Ive seen people walk into hmv listen to an album on the pods,scan the cds barcode into their iphone apps price checker and buy it on the spot from itunes where its 70% cheaper.
    hmv have become a demo shop.
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  • niteninja 14/12/2012

    HMV is a t-rex in the digital age,they overprice everything I used to pay 25 quid for vinyl back in the day.
    You see apple sliced their music business apart with iTunes and amazon outpriced them on games and dvds.
    They stocked millions of cds in the early 2000s just as digital started to take over way way behind the times.
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  • Could The Phantom Pain be the new Metal Gear Solid?

  • niteninja 08/12/2012

    Im calling it now from fox two phantoms were born.

    Firstly kojima has never used roman numerals in his games so for me this isn't metal gear solid 5.
    This is metal gear solid vita!!!!!.
    MGS ground zeros is the next gen game that will be on xbox 720 and ps4.
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  • GAME not stocking Mass Effect 3 or EA games past SSX

  • niteninja 29/02/2012

    I see a lot of hate for game on here and its 100% justified,I work for gamestation and have watched game fuck us up left right and centre.
    Its an embarrassment to have to tell customers who preordered that this train wreck has happened.
    My apologies go to anyone who we fucked over.
    Our jobs are screwed,head office wont talk to us,our area manager has vanished,customer services wont answer the phone.
    Customer confidence is shot to pieces if theres any investors out there help us.
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  • Mass Effect 3 live action trailer debuts

  • niteninja 27/02/2012

    The rumours are the me movie will go into production in the summer and sam worthington is in talks to play shepard. Reply 0
  • GAME: "we can't stock absolutely everything"

  • niteninja 22/02/2012

    The biggest pile of damage control bullshit ive ever heard.
    Stores are not getting stock of new games,high ups are walking out of the company,publishers are losing confidence in game and gamestation,nobody answers the phone at customer service and IT.
    we cant price match with grainger anymore the company can not spin the fact that it has pissed market share away to its rivals.
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  • Who Killed Rare?

  • niteninja 08/02/2012

    Think what happened was a lot of the talented people who rare had were poached by other studios.
    Bioware,sony,ea,eidos all have former rare employers on their books now.
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  • Volition dev: next Xbox not playing pre-owned games would be "fantastic"

  • niteninja 06/02/2012

    If this turns out to be true then you can count me out of gaming in the future.
    Still it will give the pirates and hackers all the motivation in the world to find a way around this and they will eventually.
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  • Game Group's share price nose dives

  • niteninja 23/11/2011

    The competition has stepped up the price war.
    Grainger games has a strategy to open as many shops next to a gamestation or game as it possibly can.
    Add to the fact that the supermarkets are stocking more games than they ever had before, it becomes clear that game is being left behind by the opposition.
    For example gamestation were doing new 360 250 gig with fifa or cod for 199.99
    grainger were doing the same deal for 169.99 with 30 pound in store vouchers.
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  • The first Syndicate screenshots

  • niteninja 13/09/2011

    Wow disappointing, imagine what this could have been as a cutting edge rts.
    It would be like turning the brilliant total war games into a crappy hack and slash.
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  • Dead Island

  • niteninja 05/09/2011

    I promise you this is a boomerang game, you will buy it play it for an hour and take it back to swap it for warhammer.

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  • niteninja 05/09/2011

    I got to play this today and 6 out of 10 is really kind, its trash imagine a cross between farcry2 and an old pc game called kingpin with zombies.

    Both of those games were miles better than this rubbish get warhammer 40k instead.

    To even compare this to fallout3 and oblivion is an insult.
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  • Limited ed. Modern Warfare 3 360 coming

  • niteninja 03/09/2011

    conspiracys and corporate capitalism are very closely linked. Reply 0
  • niteninja 02/09/2011

    m$ board meeting:shit sonys kicking our arses with exclusive games what the hell do we do?

    boss man:milk the fucking shit out of the brand I want a gears3 xbox a codmw3 xbox a fucking starwars xbox a forza xbox.

    Fuck I want a themed xbox for every fucking game we release.

    Madcatz and turtlebeach in the corner:(throws hands up) we want some of that brand shit to.
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  • Modern Warfare 3

  • niteninja 02/09/2011

    Looks fucking shite,the animations havent changed since cod4 its the same crusty old game repackaged for 40 quid.

    Battlefield3 is going to destroy this piece of recycled garbage.
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  • Saturday Soapbox: Pay Up or Shut Up

  • niteninja 13/08/2011

    Best thing to do in this day and age is dont buy games at launch,wait a few weeks and they usually drop to 25 quid.
    Seen that happen loads of time this year.
    Also dont trade your games in sell them privately you get a much better return.
    This whole article is bullshit, games would sell lots more copys at an rrp of 30 pounds.
    The supermarkets understand this you will see cod mw3 and fifa12 for 25 quid at tescos.
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  • Xbox creator: games have defeated Apple

  • niteninja 03/08/2011

    The next gen consoles what ever they may be will be far more than just games machines that is what I think apple are waiting for.

    Future consoles will be everything rolled into one.
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  • niteninja 02/08/2011

    It is only a matter of time before apple releases a super console its going to happen.

    Devs would jump at the chance to make big budjet and indie games for apple, they already have the connections in the movie and music industry to create an xbox live killer.

    Apple will at some point in the future make a games console its a fact.

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  • EA: "very poor returns" on 3D gaming

  • niteninja 31/07/2011

    The problem with 3d in the home is the glasses.

    3d will take off when 3d tvs work without the glasses and they are affordable.

    Why the hell would you buy a 3d tv now and need a load of glasses for everyone to see it when in a years time it will be obsolete when new 3d tvs that dont need gigs will be here.

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  • 250 Modern Warfare 3 headsets revealed

  • niteninja 19/07/2011

    You can get a set of top of the line dj and studio headphones for that which will kill the turtle beach for quality.

    I got a pair of these and they are awesome.



    http://www.htfr.com/p/255032/allen_heath...
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  • niteninja 19/07/2011

    You can get a set of top of the line dj and studio headphones for that which will kill the turtle beach for quality.

    I got a pair of these and they are awesome.



    http://www.htfr.com/p/255032/allen_heath...
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  • DJ Hero devs form new studio

  • niteninja 15/07/2011

    Behold the future of video games!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Reply +3
  • THQ: next-gen will be more crowded

  • niteninja 14/07/2011

    Like it or not the industry is changing less big budjet titles, more indie and shareware type stuff.
    Its no longer profitable to make massive games with big budjets, that sit on store sheves gathering dust only to be discounted to 20 quid two weeks after launch.
    The industry is in all out survival mode, and if cheap mobile games are what it takes to be profitable thats how its going to be for the future.
    Theres a reason why EA just paid a ton of cash for a casual developer.
    Casual developers are the future of the games industry.
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  • Zynga: "Games should be free"

  • niteninja 04/07/2011

    Three words for the games industry.

    adapt or die.
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  • Stringer: Sony brand on post-PSN upswing

  • niteninja 29/06/2011

    Yes sony tend to price stuff to high but at least you get what you pay for.
    Microsoft would charge you just to turn the 360 on if they could, live 40 quid,network adapter 50 quid,play and charge 15 quid each.
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  • Skyrim pre-orders come with a world map

  • niteninja 23/06/2011

    This is exactly what gamestation/game has become a full assault on customers to preorder x y z game.
    They are taking deposits for three versions of gears 3 and codmw3.
    Every time you buy a game your asked preoder this 5 deposit.
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  • Microsoft blocked PS3 Tales of Vesperia

  • niteninja 20/06/2011

    Microsoft will be the downfall of the games industry mark my words on that, when the bubble bursts and the games industry crashes you will see all those devs who signed exclusive kINEPT deals go bust first because the software sales for kinect have flatlined already.

    Reminds me of the don king mike tyson saga.
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  • Modern Warfare 3

  • niteninja 26/05/2011

    Call of generic first person shooter number xxx.

    FPS bore the shit out of me.
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  • Riders on the Storm

  • niteninja 15/05/2011

    Even as the world stumbles through its halting recovery, the core games business doesn't seem to be following suit



    Complete bollocks Im afraid.

    Games industry is in complete freefall accross all formats apart from free to play download games.

    Look how many devs have lost their jobs.
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  • Brink

  • niteninja 10/05/2011

    Only 8 maps and the game modes cant be customised its fixed to what map you are playing.

    Sounds like the character creator is the best thing about this.

    Heres a hint:save your money for rage or buy mirrors edge instead.
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  • New Xbox reveal at E3 unlikely - source

  • niteninja 06/05/2011

    All this generation of consoles has done is send dev studios into bankruptcy.
    Its business suicide to release expensive new hardware that people cant afford and send dev costs into space.
    The games industry is killing itself.
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  • Angry Birds dev lays into Xbox Live

  • niteninja 29/03/2011

    I said something similar the other day.
    The cold hard truth is console gaming is dying a slow painful death.
    AAA gaming is on its DEATH bed, its to expensive to make and big sales are just simply not happening.
    Homefront,vanquish,bayonetta,ufc2010 all big flops all cost millions to make.
    Look at how many studios have bitten the dust lately.
    Cheap download games are very profitable your going to see more dev studios making cheap games for phones and handhelds.
    The truth hurts but if gaming is to survive it must adapt.
    Games sales data being covered up, studios going bust after one game flops.
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  • Xbox Live Arcade "too small" for Farmville

  • niteninja 19/03/2011

    gaming is having a revolution of its own.
    free to play games and 1.99 downloadable smart phone games are dominating.
    I think that in a couple of years time consoles will be obsolete.
    It is far to expensive these days to make big budget titles.
    The future will be really powerful phone console hybrids that plug into your tv.
    Like it or not the digital revolution is here.
    psn and xbox live are losing ground.
    Yes farmville is a shit game but people get ripped of on 360 all the time.
    40 quid a year to use xbox live doesnt even have a web browser.
    Truth is you pay microsoft so they can advertises to you to get you to spend more money.
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  • Bulletstorm

  • niteninja 24/02/2011

    I played the demo for an hour and was bored stiff, the duke nukem sense of humour made me hate the shit out of it.
    9 out of 10 for a generic shooter seems dodgy to me.
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  • No new Bungie game this year

  • niteninja 10/02/2011

    Bungie will fit activison like a glove.
    Activision publish generic fps every single year.
    Bungie develop generic fps every year.
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  • DJ Hero joins Guitar Hero on scrap heap

  • niteninja 10/02/2011

    Looks like the games industry is dying every week a dev studio gets axed.
    Its 1983 again.
    r.i.p games industry.
    M$ fucking fault the industry has gone to shit since they got involved.
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  • NGP "unlikely to hit the mass market"

  • niteninja 27/01/2011

    Something that hasnt been mentioned is how m$ must be shitting their pants right now, sony and nintendo have all the aces right now with the ps3s aaa game line up and a new console launch,nintendo have pretty much the same with the 3ds which will be a massive seller.

    All m$ have got is gears of war3 and a ton of wavy arm simulators for a camera.

    Not shocked at all how three of m$ executives resigned last week.
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