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  • Destiny: The Dark Below review

  • smelly 16/12/2014

    @Cpc464freak : Yes, every time you go to a game store, the price should change based on current interest rates.

    Maybe they should have it so that it's totally real time.. But it NOW for 15.. but in 30 seconds time it'll be 14.95!

    .. Except with VAT added!

    Well done.. You are a total genius arent you! I bet you did really well last year in school...
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  • smelly 15/12/2014

    LOL! I take it that there's someone out there who negs me just because it's me?

    I write a long post explaining how $20 can be 20 quid (ish), I thought i was being quite helpful/informative.. and I still get negged.


    You'd have thought at least if you're gonna neg someone like that, is that you'd post a reply as to why you disagree.

    Well done children.
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  • smelly 15/12/2014

    @GooseUK : Advertising and daily advertorials (articles) have now ended... Hardly surprise score now reflects reality. Reply +1
  • smelly 15/12/2014

    @bemani : (Disclaimer - not sticking up for activision, i dont even like shooters, online games, and definitely no shooting mmo's)

    Problem is exchange rates change daily, so unless the price changes every 5 minutes.. Then they have to take a "historic average", when pricing goods.

    Most people estimate that to be 0.75 pounds to the dollar (yes, i'm FULLY aware that its actually around 0.6 at the moment).

    Which gives us a price of 15 quid.

    But then, all US prices dont have sales tax included (UK ones do). VAT in the UK is currently a whopping 20% (you might want to argue with your government about that)

    So we add 20% on to the 15 quid price. So that's 3 quid, which brings us up to 18 quid.

    Finally credit card processing is cheaper in the US than in the UK... But that probably only adds 20p onto the price.

    So, it should be around 18.20.. So you're being over charged by 1.80... But then that's probably just to round the numbers up to make it simpler for them.

    Any other questions?
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  • Controversial mass murdering game Hatred appears on Steam Greenlight

  • smelly 16/12/2014

    As game making tools make games easier and easier to make, we're going to see more of shit like this.. Reply -2
  • Windows 10 leak reveals new Xbox app for PC

  • smelly 15/12/2014

    Considering the bone is just a pc in a box (complete with installs/etc)

    It could be feasible for Msoft to make all bone games run on the PC.

    Then it's a win/win situation for them, as they'll still get a share of the profits on every game sold - without making a loss on the console.

    Doubtful it'll happen... But it could do, and would make financial sense.
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  • Digital Foundry vs Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker

  • smelly 13/12/2014

    @FMV-GAMER : You seem surprised? :D Reply 0
  • smelly 13/12/2014

    @redcrayon : When i was a teenager - i only ever wanted to watch violent movies. Because they were "mature", and i was desperate to look and be "mature".

    As a grown up, I'll quite happily sit down and watch a pixar movie.

    Only teenagers worry about looking "mature".. Ironically those "mature" games aren't actually aimed at them...
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  • smelly 13/12/2014

    @George-Roper : Games with massive marketing budgets get free passes and high scores?

    Who knew?
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  • smelly 13/12/2014

    @jasonchurch : PC games are complicated beasts to write. It's not fair to call developers of them "lazy" because they have bugs.

    Developers have to make it work on millions of different hardware configurations. I have 8gb ram, so do you, but mine is slow, and yours is overclocked and "temperamental", etc.

    Console gaming should have NO excuse as you're working on a fixed platform.
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  • smelly 13/12/2014

    "after the disappointments of this holiday season"

    I just got a load of Batman games on steam for the price of 2 beers. Not disappointed in the slightest!

    (Although i do feel a little guilty as i was intending to pick up arkham on the wii-u for cheap over the holidays to help sales of 3rd party games.. Would probably run better on my wii-u than on my crusty old pc too)
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  • smelly 13/12/2014

    @Pro_Olaf : Yes! A spin off game from Mario, based in the same universe as Mario, and using the Mario engine.. Looks like Mario! Who'd have fucking thought?

    You're a GENIUS!!!

    I cant wait to hear what other brilliant observations you have! Let me guess, you think Mario Kart looks like Mario too?
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  • Apple required Papers, Please to censor its nudity

  • smelly 13/12/2014

    >the original uncensored version will be reinstated.


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  • smelly 12/12/2014

    fapfapfapfap Reply +16
  • Richard Garriott's Shroud of the Avatar is Ultima Online 2 in so many ways

  • smelly 11/12/2014

    Dammit. Kickstarter led me to believe this was single player...

    Bah... Lost interest now
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  • Take-Two president criticises Target and Kmart over removing GTA5 in Australia

  • smelly 10/12/2014

    "Free society" is a weird thing to say.

    Try releasing a game with hard core sex in it, and have it sold in walmart....

    ... If anything, in a "normal" society, sex should be seen as something most people do - whereas excessive violence, not so much. But yet, in most western societies, it's the sex which will be censored.
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  • SimCity 2000: Special Edition is free on Origin

  • smelly 10/12/2014

    hmm.. played this one to death years ago.

    .. Anyone know if the new one is any good yet?

    Or should I hold out for simcity 4 getting a free edition? :D
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  • Digital Foundry vs Super Smash Bros. on Wii U and 3DS

  • smelly 07/12/2014

    @kevboard : Relax mate. He's just upset as the only games he has to play are racer and shooters.

    Poor guy... He thinks CoD is good...
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  • smelly 07/12/2014

    @null - yeah, nintendo just keep releasing the same game..
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  • smelly 07/12/2014

    @Dantonir : A decent lead will impose limits on artists to stop them getting carried away.

    (In theory)

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  • smelly 07/12/2014

    @jinglejangle : "Devs should start with 60FPS as their start point."

    You'd think that'd be a good idea. But the games industry is run by marketing people.

    You cant show 60fps in a screenshot...

    And even in videos, it CAN BE* fairly unapparent unless you're actually playing and expecting decent response times.

    * NOTE : I said "Can be", I didnt say "all the time" :D
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  • smelly 07/12/2014

    LOL - getting negged for daring to have a technical conversation under a technical article. Reply +6
  • smelly 07/12/2014

    @Dantonir : thanks... As I said, I got those numbers straight from a quick google.. Didn't expect them to be right... Then again, I don't trust neogaff either.. Lol...

    Point is, some hardware stats can be better, even on "lesser powered" machines
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  • smelly 07/12/2014

    @A_FAN : now of digital foundry had tools telling us how many texels were being drawn a second.. Then we'd know for sure of the bone could do this or not. Reply +1
  • smelly 07/12/2014

    @A_FAN : depends on how much overdraw there is in a frame.. (How many times a single pixel is drawn to).

    Usually a game would have around appx 8x overdraw.. Ish.. At least.... So the math is in theory simple.


    If that's less than fill rate, it can be done... Ish.. Depends on scene being rendered.. A fur effect would require 32x overdraw just for that one thing...
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  • smelly 07/12/2014

    @A_FAN : fill rate is only about how fast you can draw pixels. I'd hazard a guess that gta is limited by cpu speed, and how fast it can stream data from the hard drive.

    So probably not..

    CPUs is used for ai, physics, streaming, etc... Try to think of the cpu and gpu having a race, but whichever gets to end fist, has to wait for other to catch up before it can continue. Some games, the graphics card is going to be waiting for cpu to catch up, and on others, vice versa. A game like this requires little cpu really, and is all about visuals.

    If those fill rate numbers are correct.. I'd hazard a guess that the bone couldn't run this at the same resolution and frame rate.
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  • smelly 07/12/2014

    Quick google, so numbers may not be real.

    Wii u : 40g fill rate
    Bone : 12g
    Ps4 : 25g

    If those numbers are true... This would explain how a "underpowered" machine can run at high resolutions at high frame rates... Will also allow for lots of overdraw, so fur effects, grass, etc will run better on wii u.

    Pretty much means the wii u can render 4x as many pixels in a second as the bone can... Also looking at those numbers explains why the bone struggles to match the ps4s resolutions and frame rates.
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  • smelly 07/12/2014

    Last gen wii had really really good fill rate, much better than 360.

    I don't know stats for wii u or bone hardware, but I'm guessing as the wii u is upgraded wii hardware, the fill rate is still very high.

    Which would explain how a "lesser power" machine can do so well. Not all hardware stats are the same...
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  • Zelda Wii U detailed with new developer walkthrough video

  • smelly 06/12/2014

    ... And all the xbox fanboys look at their halo and go "SHITE!! We need DESPERATELY to justify our purchase!! We cant EEN manage 1080p games!! FUCK!!! To the nintendo game thread!!!!" Reply 0
  • Dragon Quest 3 is now on iOS and Android

  • smelly 05/12/2014

    I would like to try, and I normally *hate* people who moan about IOS games which dont have f2p bollocks in them.

    But the price seems a little steep for a 25 year old game!
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  • Angry Birds developer lays off 110 staff, closes studio

  • smelly 05/12/2014

    Maybe if they made a game which wasnt angry birds? Reply +1
  • The next major Assassin's Creed is set in Victorian London

  • smelly 03/12/2014

    Can I play as a woman? Reply +6
  • The Nintendo difference: Wii U's first two years

  • smelly 30/11/2014

    @SpaceMonkey77 : extra power doesn't make games fun.. Just more expensive to make.

    ... Which is why, one year on, we've only just had the first couple of 3rd party "next gen only" games... And one of those was a complete mess of a launch.
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  • smelly 30/11/2014

    @super-s1 : see what you've done there, is made mistake bone owners tend to make.. In that you think because the game is in the same franchise, it'll play exactly the same with only the story being different.

    If your gaming experience is of halo, cod, bio shock, assassins creed. Etc... Then I wouldn't blame you for thinking that.
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  • smelly 30/11/2014

    @melnificent : not true. Theyll port your purchases to new machine with quick phone call...

    Not that Nintendo hardware is as unreliable as the other 2 anyway
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  • Video: Let's Play Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker

  • smelly 30/11/2014

    If (microsoftgivenuslotsofmoney)
    If (xboxrelated)
    Goto 10;
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  • Super Smash Bros. for Wii U review

  • smelly 29/11/2014

    @Mr-Writer : Most single player games on other consoles rely on story to keep you playing.

    I'll use bioshock infinite as an example, remove the plot/story, and that was a REALLY dry and dull shooter... (not to mention short too).. So you couldnt call it "pure" gaming fun.

    You could argue the same about COD, but no-one plays COD only for the single player... (and if they do, they're er.. "Special")

    If you can point me towards bone/ps4 games, where it was the "fun" (i.e. the game) that kept you playing, and not the story.. Lemme know, i'd love to try them out!
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  • smelly 28/11/2014

    I dont think Chris Schilling has actually given ANY game higher than a 8/10, certainly not ever a nintendo one.

    (I personally dont like smash bros - this is just an observation)
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  • Digital Foundry vs Watch Dogs on Wii U

  • smelly 26/11/2014

    None of this would make ANY difference for me if I wanted to play this game. Not sure why anyone would get hung up on "inferior lighting models", which to me look next to no different...

    But, the game itself looks mediocre to the extreme.. It's gta without the fun. It's saints row without the silliness. Etc...

    From what I understand reading forums, it was ridiculously overrated, and did well at launch on hype alone.. Here, no hype.. I wasn't even aware it'd come out!

    No doubt people will use this though as "proof" mature* games don't sell on wii u... When in reality the reason it won't sell is fairly obvious to anyone with half a brain cell.

    * and if your gaming choice, (ie which toy you play).. Is only determined by how grown up you perceive it to be... Then, Im guessing you're a child.
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  • Mario Galaxy's planetary physics examined in university paper

  • smelly 25/11/2014

    This makes me want a new Mazza Galaxy... Reply 0
  • Sonic Boom: Rise of Lyric review

  • smelly 24/11/2014

    @VanillaLake : Define "original sonic developer"?

    You mean, as in, get the whole team back, every single person who worked on the game?

    Even the ones which dont work in games any more?
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  • smelly 24/11/2014

    @dennett316 : You're right, sonic colours was very bad too.

    The controls were floaty as hell.

    I paid full price for it, and didnt play it for more than an hour or 2 before getting fed up.
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  • smelly 24/11/2014

    @Shakey_Jake33 : If you've played it, and it's decent.

    Why do you need a review of it?

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  • Don't call it a comeback: Xbox One's first year

  • smelly 22/11/2014

    Of course msoft have the money to make a comeback... Articles like this don't pay for themselves, as destinys publisher, will tell you. Reply -16
  • Sunset Overdrive free for all Xbox Live subscribers tomorrow

  • smelly 21/11/2014

    So.. In other words, it's just a time restricted demo? Reply -4
  • LittleBigPlanet 3 review

  • smelly 19/11/2014

    @Dismiss : Only assume sony didnt spend much on ads for this one. Reply 0
  • Far Cry 4 PC users accidentally reveal they pirated the game

  • smelly 19/11/2014

    This is the biggest problem with pirates, they tend to be the most vocal about negative things in your game.

    It's like they've gotten it for free - but yet STILL feel entitled to moan about it!

    Seen it time and again, where a game is unjustly criticized for bugs which seem to only happen in the pirated versions...
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  • Fangamer's EarthBound media box set raises over $230K on Kickstarter

  • smelly 19/11/2014

    Id love to play another earthbound.. But a proper one, made by people who know what they're doing - not fan stuff. Reply +2
  • Performance Analysis: Grand Theft Auto 5

  • smelly 18/11/2014

    @Cold_Waste "if the game was virtually unplayable last gen, it wouldn't have been so highly praised"

    Lmao! With gta's budget??? Surely you can't be that naieve?

    I've not played it yet, but to think that something like gta couldn't be flawed and still get mega praise...

    It'd be like destiny getting a 5/10! Won't happen.
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  • Half-Life 2: 10 years on

  • smelly 16/11/2014

    I need to play this again.. It was the last fps i properly liked.

    .. And now my PC is probably fast enough to run it :D
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