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  • Xbox Game Pass revives Xbox One's digital vision - without the evil

  • niteninja 25/01/2018

    Its simply not going to work is microsoft going to accept big loses and foot the bill paying hundreds of developers to make a game costing millions only to give it away as part of a subscription model the maths doesnt work at all.It also tells you that microsoft has very little confidence in the quality of first party games in development as far as sales go I think this is the beginning of the end for xbox development and the shift towards trying to squeeze as much cash out of the brand before microsoft shuts the xbox division down for good scalebound being cancelled lionhead getting shut down I expect rare will be the next to get chopped once sot ships the writing is on the wall if you just look. Reply -3
  • Xbox Game Pass just got a lot better

  • niteninja 23/01/2018

    @Brave27heart They dont need to they are about to sell another million consoles when monster hunter launches in japan. Reply -8
  • niteninja 23/01/2018

    This is going to backfire hard on microsoft down the road and push even more support away from them cant see ea or activision signing up to give the latest cod or fifa away when they sell millions of copies at 40 quid. Reply -13
  • niteninja 23/01/2018

    Internet speeds are still not fast enough for this to become mainstream some of the forza games are 100 gig fibre broadband is essential for this. Reply -10
  • niteninja 23/01/2018

    Its a smart move for microsoft to make considering how much first party xbox games have flopped this gen now they can hide what will be terrible sales numbers for sea of thieves and spin it into millions of people played it.They are doing this out of desperation to try and claw back some market share from playstation. Reply -16
  • Redout on Xbox One X falls short of the PS4 Pro experience

  • niteninja 06/01/2018

    PlayStation 5 is definitely not coming in 2019 work on next gen games has only just started and with dev cycles these days at three or four years plus next gen isnt coming until beyond 2020. Sony wants that 100 million sales for ps4 no need for new consoles look at god of war and death stranding. Reply +6
  • niteninja 06/01/2018

    Developers will always target ps4 as primary sku 70 million install base. The one x is a beast but without the sales developers especially mid tier teams will always prioritize ps4 development first because of the massive install base. Microsoft really dropped the ball this gen and pissed all the 360s momentum away.The one x has had zero impact ps4 was still by far the best selling console over christmas has 50% total software sales far more first party studios even the switch has more developer support than xbox these days. Reply -6
  • PUBG performs badly on Xbox One - and X

  • niteninja 13/12/2017

    How will this do on xbox console gamers are a lot less forgiving than pc gamers who are used to a lot of early jank on steam. Reply 0
  • niteninja 13/12/2017

    With 20 million sold the devs can get real lazy and keep this thing in early access forever, the buzz wont last only a matter of time before ea,ubi or activision copy this with way more talented devs a much better engine and weekly patches. The player base will vanish once a better version comes along. Reply +3
  • niteninja 13/12/2017

    I really dont get the hype for this game looks like a late 90s early 00s shareware game or a free mod for arma or operation flashpoint made by a bedroom coder. Also doesnt look like they altered the pc hitboxes for the console version. Reply +3
  • How today's games could look and run better on future consoles

  • niteninja 10/12/2017

    Back cat is important early on in a new gen after launch when the library is a bit thin but after that it should be full steam ahead with first and third party new titles support.
    Microsoft never recovered from the pr disaster for the xbox one launch shut lionhead down and never allowed rare to really shine giving them shit projects working on kinect.
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  • niteninja 10/12/2017

    Microsoft doing so much work on back cat completely highlights xbox major weakness they simply havent got the money,studios or talent to compete with sony and nintendo output. Reply -16
  • niteninja 10/12/2017

    Graphics are at the point of diminishing returns you can overcome a lack of power with incredible art teams just look at zelda breath of the wild.
    Ai is the next big leap for games with far more dynamic worlds the xbox division is lost without investment in building great ip and first party teams.
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  • Xbox One X Shadow of War shows profound improvements over PS4 Pro

  • niteninja 19/10/2017

    It wont work like that though and you know it developers are not going to put resources into something that isnt selling.
    The base ps4 and xbox one are still the mass market all this 4k hdr lighting stuff isnt going to be mainstream for another 3 or 4 years if ever.
    Developers will concentrate on the install base ps4 base lead sku thats your profit margin right there third parties work on the one x and ps4 pro will end up half arsed slighty better textures and be done with it.
    Its not going to turn the xbox brand around outside of a few people who give a toss about 4k.
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  • niteninja 19/10/2017

    Sony didnt even drop the price of the pro thats telling on how much of a threat they see this thing as its a niche product at 450 quid. Reply -3
  • niteninja 19/10/2017

    @miketrixon wasnt a one time mistake they made kinect 2.0 which nobody asked for axed fable legends after sinking 100 million into it closed lionhead axed scalebound after three years of development lost cod fifa and rockstar marketing deals to sony and lost a ton of japanese support struggled big time against playstations first party output.
    This gen has been a disaster for microsoft.
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  • niteninja 19/10/2017

    Problem for microsoft right now is xbox one software sales wise is getting utterly slaughtered by ps4.
    The ps4 has what the the 360 had last gen the mass market mind share unlike the 360 vs ps3 days where the ps3 was at least still competitive the xbox one software sales wise is dead in the water just look at the fifa and destinys numbers its something insane like a 7 to 1 ratio for ps4 sales.
    Its at that point where developers are like why bother doing an xbox version just like a load of japanese devs have already jumped ship on the system.
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  • niteninja 19/10/2017

    To little to late microsoft needed this 4 years ago when they still had some first party devs to make exclusive games. Reply -19
  • GAME to open concessions in WHSmith

  • niteninja 12/11/2016

    @GeminiLXIII Opcapita investors cant lose no matter what happens to game. Reply 0
  • niteninja 12/11/2016

    None of you understand whats going on, opcapita is an investment firm that owns game they are shady as fuck.
    Previously they owned mfi and comet both of which they ran into the ground, heres how they work buy a company that is in administration for pennys on the pound take out a massive insurance deal that pays out on bankruptcy by sending administrators in.
    They profit on companys during good sales then when it goes south they let these companys slide into administration all the staff get layed off and the opcapita investors cash in on the insurance and make millions from it then buy another failing company for pennys on the pound and take out another insurance deal.
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  • Valve is developing another Vive controller

  • niteninja 13/10/2016

    psvr has by far and away the best games and thats still to expensive. Reply +3
  • niteninja 13/10/2016

    @glasgo http://uploadvr.com/report-vr-adoption-steam-reached-standstill/ Reply 0
  • niteninja 13/10/2016

    Panic mode setting in already vive and rift sales have flat lined so they got to try new gimmicks, oculus expecting people to pay 200 quid for controllers is delusional and as out of touch as it gets. Wait for the headset market to crash sometime in 2017 and you might be able to buy this stuff for a hundred quid.
    VR biggest problem is that people have already moved on to the next big thing 4k gaming which is more affordable far more exciting and doesnt require a billion cables.
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  • Xbox console sales down as Xbox One S and Scorpio loom

  • niteninja 20/07/2016

    @dogmanstaruk Yeah they did but they also funded last of us,until dawn,bloodborne.detroit become human,horizon and last guardian theres no doubt that sony take way more risks in their first party games. Reply +10
  • niteninja 20/07/2016

    The xbox division is a shell of what it used to be remember the 360 era when they had hardcore gamers in charge like jay allard that was microsoft on fire building xbox live into a major force securing exclusives building ip like gears of war.
    Today the company is a total mess sinking billions into kinect which nobody wanted losing the cod brand to playstation because activation wasn't happy with one sales, Phil Spensor took over a sinking ship and a damaged brand that lost millions of 360 owners to playstation.
    Sony progressed its first party developers to be the best in the world microsoft ran out of ideas and churned endless forza and halo sequels out.
    Honestly don't see how scorpio will change anything when its release is 12 months after neo.
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  • Epic boss is thrilled at the prospect of PlayStation Neo and Xbox Scorpio

  • niteninja 07/07/2016

    I just don't see how scorpio will help microsoft anyway, microsoft are losing in every region and outside of america and the uk the xbox brand is dead in the water everywhere else in the world, the playstation brand has worldwide appeal and insane amounts of momentum and I just don't see scorpio changing anything at all.
    PC gaming isn't as big as people think it theres very few pc exclusives these days that are nose bleed cutting edge like star citizen.
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  • niteninja 07/07/2016

    You got 40 million ps4s sold and 20 million xbox ones, so microsoft and sony have to find a way to get people to upgrade while at the same time reassuring people who can't afford to upgrade that the old consoles are still being supported.
    Console players are not pc gamers who are used to shelling out hundreds of pounds every few years and I can see both neo and scorpio crashing hard.
    Its simply not going to work without major backlash from people who have the old consoles.
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  • niteninja 07/07/2016

    A lot of developers Ive spoken to don't want new consoles, the publishers are like yay more power while a lot of developers are pissed off about it.
    Development costs are going to increase, optimising games to run on base consoles while pushing more polygons on higher spec machines is going to cause many headaches for game makers and its going to fracture the user base of console players between high end and low end its a complete mess.
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  • Microsoft shifts one million of those Ł129 Xbox One Elite controllers

  • niteninja 29/06/2016

    It is a great controller but you got to love microsofts p.r bullshit, they changed sold to shipped on everything to hide the fact that the xbox one has been a flop elite controllers sales are probably around half that. Reply -17
  • Oculus founder Palmer Luckey: "We don't make money on the Rift"

  • niteninja 08/01/2016

    All this VR stuff reminds me of when HDTVs first hit the market back in 2005 ish, I paid 1300 quid for a 720p pioneer plasma today you can pick up 4k tvs for 800 ish.
    Point is new gear high price gets a lot cheaper over time.
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  • GAME blames low last-gen sales for pre-Christmas slump

  • niteninja 23/12/2015

    The biggest mistake game ever made was killing gamestation off.
    Gamestation had a massive customer base, sure it was chavvy and they made no secret about it hell even the posters for gamestation were like graffiti art but it worked and the staff were encouraged to be mates with customers.
    Then game came along and started to man in the suit everything and corporate took over they expected the customer base that gamestation had to stick around and they didn't.
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  • niteninja 23/12/2015

    @riceNpea not going to lie did stink of shit, but it didn't stop hundreds of people turning out for game station midnight launches and instore tourneys that they used to have.
    People used to really like shopping at game station.
    They ran those shops really casually and customers loved it.
    Reply +5
  • niteninja 23/12/2015

    Operating a business on the high street is not that hard, you need a forward thinking boss,a youth club atmosphere like game station used to have, instore demos and to treat your customers like your best mates.

    Thats all it takes.
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  • niteninja 23/12/2015

    The truth is simple, pressure selling on customers for warrantys on the high street doesn't work in 2015 yet they still push it hard.
    Plus terrible customer service I mean look at this.

    https://uk.trustpilot.com/review/www.game.co.uk

    To top that off they overcharge for everything.
    Reply +2
  • Nvidia GeForce GTX Titan X review

  • niteninja 18/03/2015

    The thing I don't get about pc gaming is this, sure frame rates,resolution and textures are better than consoles, but how many TRUE nose bleed pc games are there out there these days.
    That titan card you spend 1k on has how many games that really show what it can do, maybe Witcher 3 this year and Star citizen next year, considering that half the games released on steam these days look like mega drive games I really don't see the point at all.
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  • Sony's E3 conference

  • niteninja 10/06/2014

    Sony going to have two big warner brother titles at presser batman arkham and mortal kombat then. Reply 0
  • niteninja 10/06/2014

    Somebody just tweeted ed boon asking if we will see mortal kombat tomorrow he replied you will see it a lot sooner than that. Reply 0
  • 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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