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  • Digital Foundry: Hands-on with Nvidia Shield Tablet

  • wojciechmusialkiewi 22/07/2014

    I bought the shield specifically to stream from my GTX780 PC in my office down to my 50" TV in the living room. I've bought Gigabit Ethernet switches and laid down cat 6 cables everywhere, hoping that would be enough. And you know what? It's unplayable. It's very impressive technically,but there are these weird fluctuations in frame rate which are incredibly annoying - I think its constantly jumping between 40-60fps which breaks the motion flow. I've tried locking it at 30fps but that doesn't help. Not to mention that any platformers are unplayable because of the input lag - Rayman legends, Rogue Legacy , Spelunky - forget it.
    I was already thinking that streaming is a fad and it just won't ever work well enough. Untill I have tried Steam streaming - the same PC to the same TV,using the same Ethernet cables - but this time streaming to my MacBook which is connected via hdmi to the TV. It's silky smooth - I'm yet to see a single dropped frame, and the input lag is a lot better than it was with the shield - I've played 4 hours of Rogue Legacy over steam streaming yesterdsay, and it was great(anyone who has played that game knows that it requires precise, fast input). I'm so happy with it that I will be selling my shield. Sure,it has portal on it - I've played it and completed it. That, and GTA games are the only good native games for it. For emulation I would much rather use my PSP slim,which is a lot more comfortable to use.
    I loved the Shield when I first got it,but it just doesn't fulfil its purpose.
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  • Frontier's drive to make Elite: Dangerous on PC future proof

  • wojciechmusialkiewi 17/07/2014

    @null When going out on a date, do you put your best clothes on, spray some perfume and wash your hair, or do try to look "average"? It's the same with game marketing - you want to make it look as good as possible to make it look appealing, just like you make yourself look appealing on a date. Reply +2
  • Oculus VR clamps down on eBay Rift re-selling

  • wojciechmusialkiewi 15/07/2014

    @Malek86 My company gets devkits for all major platforms(PS3/PS4/X360/XOne/WiiU) and they all come with an agreement binding us not only to confidentiality but also prohibiting opening the kits and also re-selling them. And I imagine they hold up pretty well by law, since you don't see many PS4 devkits floating around on ebay,right? Reply +4
  • What's going on with Microsoft's Xbox One dev kit and launch parity policies?

  • wojciechmusialkiewi 10/07/2014

    I work at a games studio and yes, all our Xbox One devkits look exactly the same as regular Xbox Ones. There is almost nothing special about them. But they have to be ordered from Microsoft, we can't just get a retail console and use it - yes, you can enable the developer mode via debug menu on a retail console,but our certificate server will not talk to it, so we can't run unsigned software on retail consoles. Reply +8
  • NIS America Europe online store launches with "ridiculous prices"

  • wojciechmusialkiewi 02/07/2014

    I didn't write what I wrote to make you all go and pay your taxes. It is not my business if you do, and I am aware most people don't pay,mostly because they are simply unaware that they have to. I just got really annoyed with people comparing prices in the US and UK, and shouting "X dollars is Y pounds, and they are charging us Z, what a robbery!!!" while at the same time forgetting that if they were to import something for X dollars, the X dollars + vat + import duty would be larger than Z. That is the problem - prices cannot be matched as most people think they can,because there are costs associated most people are not aware of.
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  • wojciechmusialkiewi 02/07/2014


    I don't understand what the problem is. When you buy something on ebay, or from an online store, you get a receipt, right? So, you take this receipt, print it out or whatever, fill out HMRCs form used for paying either import VAT and/or duty tax, attach your receipt to it, and send it to HMRC with monies due. Then, if they ever ever ask if you have paid tax on an item, you will go back to them and say - hey, I actually have, there is this form I filled out 5 years ago.

    You know how much you paid,no? And if you do, you know how to calculate your tax due.
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  • wojciechmusialkiewi 02/07/2014

    @number1024 "really dude, If youimport a container and if customs fails to look at that then they have a major issue"

    Look it up - 90% of all containers are released without inspection. I have had tons(literally, tons, as in - metric tons) of goods imported from abroad, and customs agencies intercepted the delivery only few times - most of the times it arrives without anyone looking at it. I still have to pay tax on it - it is my responsibility.

    " If customs requires payment they will make you well aware." - no they won't. That is what I am trying to get across here.

    "Same reason shops dont give refunds without a reciept. They want proof of payment, and your proof of payment is an invoice" - no they don't. In the UK you can also provide a card statement in lieu of an invoice. But that is not important - it is your responsibility to provide a proof of purchase. If you don't have one, then the parcel is either a gift(which is also taxable) or a personal belonging(and HMRC has an appropriate form for that).

    "You talk on behalf of a business sending and recieving goods, charges are different for residential people." - of course I do, but do you think there are two separate custom agencies for business and regular people? It all goes through a single pipe. The thresholds are different,but a 75$ game would still incur a duty to pay.
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  • wojciechmusialkiewi 02/07/2014

    @saku_luk There is no law which would allow the customs officer to release a package without paying duties, if duties are due.


    If something is above a threshold, you should pay customs duty, and it is YOUR responsibility.
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  • wojciechmusialkiewi 02/07/2014


    That is incredibly untrue. How do you think international business works? So if I import a whole container of something from outside the EU to UK, and customs agency doesn't have time to look at it, it means its tax free, right??? Of course not - there are appropriate forms that you have to fill out and pay. Start ordering lots of things from the US, and eventually HMRC is going to come and knock on your door asking why you are not paying tax - and saying that you didn't get a notice is not an excuse. I have been running an international business for 5 years now, I think I know how this works. But you don't have to trust me - give HMRC a call and ask, they will tell you that you have to pay for every item that is over the threshold, regardless of whatever you got a notice or not.

    >>but that is customs fault not the end recipient

    Lol, good luck with that argument in court once you are ordered to pay due tax after a few years,with all the interest and fines. It is your responsibility to pay tax, if you don't pay your income tax it is your fault,not HMRC's for not reminding you, that's not how law works.

    @One_Vurfed_Gwrx Say thank you to Royal Mail for charging handling fees. And you can avoid handling fees by by pre-paying duties ,like Amazon does.
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  • wojciechmusialkiewi 02/07/2014

    @number1024 Even if the item is not "caught" by customs, it is still your duty as a citizen to pay the customs duty. I know many people don't pay it if they don't receive a notice, but it is actually against the law. Customs agencies only have enough manpower to look at <10% of all packages, so it doesn't matter what it says on the box - they simply do not have time to look at everything, and they do not - because you should pay the duty regardless. Reply -10
  • wojciechmusialkiewi 02/07/2014

    ""These prices are taking the absolute mickey," wrote William John Jardim. "Fairy Fencer F is $75 in the US, which equates to approx 45. "

    At $75 you need to pay customs tax in the UK, which for the value of $75 works out at 8.77, and you also need to pay handling fee of 8, which brings up the total price of your purchase to 61 - actually more expensive than buying from their store, and that is not including shipping from the US. You people keep forgetting that customs duty is a thing.
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  • Video: Grid Autosport live stream

  • wojciechmusialkiewi 01/07/2014

    I am enjoying the game a lot - with a Logitech GT driving wheel, difficulty set to very hard and all assists switched off you need to be really careful with your driving. I am training to get my rally licence now(in real life,that is), and while driving in a game is obviously not as good, it is pretty entertaining regardless. You certainly have to keep shifting gears and picking the driving line correctly to win.

    @Darren - I disagree a lot. The current cockpit view is fantastic - If I have my own steering wheel,why would I want to see another one in the game? On the monitor in front of me I see exactly what I would normally see - the window of my car.
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  • Steam revokes 7050 stolen Sniper Elite 3 codes

  • wojciechmusialkiewi 30/06/2014

    @FuzzyDuck Yeah, but if you bought a stolen car or a stolen bike, I really hope the police come and take it away from you. The same thing happened here, really. Reply +10
  • Video: Wolfenstein: The New Order censored version comparison

  • wojciechmusialkiewi 22/05/2014

    @frazzl You have to be a complete idiot to make comments like this,and clearly don't know anything about Germany. German children are EXTENSIVELY educated about the horrors of the war, and shown all atrocities that Nazis made. They are told about and shown videos of Auschwitz so they know exactly what Nazis did.
    Every single German I have ever met was incredibly apologetic about WW2 and it's something they have a great knowledge of.

    HOWEVER - at the same time, there is a huge ban on PROMOTING nazism. Even though it's a game where you shoot nazis, they don't want the game to be promoting nazis by making them look cool or impersonable. And no, that has nothing to do with kids. It's just that in Germany any Nazi-related material is highly banned. You can go to jail for a few years for doing the nazi-salute in public, or having a swastika flag.
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  • Half-Life 2 and Portal go portable on Nvidia Shield

  • wojciechmusialkiewi 13/05/2014

    @AvatarIII Well,no. Playstation Mobile titles are only allowed 96MB of ram,and they have to run on every Playstation Mobile compatible device, the slowest of which is the Xperia Play,with it's meager single core 1GHz CPU. I was developing a game for the Vita using PSM,but gave up after realized that every cool thing I had in mind had to be nerfed in order to make the game run on the Xperia Play before it could be released. Reply 0
  • The first Twitch mobile streaming game is Asphalt 8: Airborne

  • wojciechmusialkiewi 17/03/2014

    @Lync I've spent hours watching people play games like Spelunky and Dark Souls, purely because both are very entertaining and they make my skills better. Reply +5
  • Why the PC version of Titanfall is a 48GB install

  • wojciechmusialkiewi 11/03/2014

    PC games should be distributed on BluRays, there is absolutely no reason why they aren't yet. Reply -6
  • PlayStation Now game rentals could cost $4.99/$5.99

  • wojciechmusialkiewi 10/03/2014

    @PaulLFC Jesus Christ, try importing literally anything over from the US, if it's over 15 quid you have to pay VAT, if it's over 36 quid you have to pay import tax. And you know what? If you do that, the prices in pounds and dollars become identical, so stop bitching about companies "forgetting" about adjusting prices - they do, but they also have to pay tax. Say thank you to all agencies responsible for setting the import tax to what it currently is. Reply 0
  • Win a 400 Sony Entertainment Network voucher

  • wojciechmusialkiewi 21/02/2014

    Oblivion - Shivering Isles.

    I would say that I enjoyed exploring the weird islands of mad king Sheogorath almost as much as I enjoyed the main questline in Oblivion. It added tons of stuff, isles which were(in a way) similar to Morrowind(barren, with weird vegetation), and the writing for the characters was absolutely fantastic.
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  • Xbox One Media Remote spotted, costs 20

  • wojciechmusialkiewi 13/02/2014

    @Zomoniac Kinect doesn't work in all languages. If you don't speak English it's essentially worthless. Reply +1
  • Microsoft unveils purple and black chrome Xbox 360 controllers

  • wojciechmusialkiewi 11/02/2014

    @null At the moment the PS4 controller works fantastically well with Windows and in my personal opinion is much better than the 360 controller. Xbox One controller is nice but it doesn't work on windows yet. Reply 0
  • Video: Why you should be playing Rymdkapsel

  • wojciechmusialkiewi 30/01/2014

    It's great,except that every single session takes at least 45 minutes, and that is really stopping me from just picking it up and playing whenever I have time. Until 20 minutes into the game there is very little happening. Reply 0
  • Lego Star Wars: The Complete Saga launches on iOS

  • wojciechmusialkiewi 12/12/2013

    @VideoGameAddict25 And I imagine you carry your PS3 with you like people do with their iPads? Reply +13
  • Retina iPad mini review

  • wojciechmusialkiewi 04/12/2013

    Sure, because nothing creative has ever been created on a tablet, and no one has ever bought a PC/Laptop just to use facebook and youtube. That has literally never happened.
    Reply +6
  • Sony confirms PS4 and Vita bundles for under 500

  • wojciechmusialkiewi 28/11/2013

    @andy25801 Huh? The new Vitas are available in Japan only, so I don't know what you're talking about. I bought the brand new vita Tearaway bundle(for 139 quid) as a present and the vita in it has the same, good OLED screen. Reply +11
  • Sony is working to add MP3 and CD support to the PS4

  • wojciechmusialkiewi 12/11/2013

    @jefranklin18 My dad buys CDs and rips them to our PS3. He almost cancelled his PS4 preorder after if was announced that it does not support CDs, because that is the main use of the PS3 for him. Reply +3
  • Xbox One controller can be plugged in via USB to save power

  • wojciechmusialkiewi 06/06/2013

    @Zomoniac It's probably just infrared. Any camera can see IR beams just fine so kinect should be able to pick it up quickly as well. Reply 0
  • 2008 PSN hack suspect smashes PCs, hides HDDs, gets off lightly

  • wojciechmusialkiewi 14/05/2013

    Is it just me, or does anyone else think that a possible 20 year prison sentence for hacking a computer is INSANE? Reply +16
  • Sony drops its PlayStation Mobile publishing fees

  • wojciechmusialkiewi 09/05/2013

    Ok Eurogamer, there is a vital piece of information missing - this is a limited time offer. You can get a free dev licence until September 2013. Reply +3
  • wojciechmusialkiewi 09/05/2013

    I wish they offered some refund, even in form of PSN Store credit. I paid the fee 3 months ago. Reply -3
  • Fire Emblem DLC censored in the west

  • wojciechmusialkiewi 05/05/2013

    Persona 4 Golden(US edition) has a line saying(from one of the girls to one of the boys, when asked what he should do about missing swimwear) "You are a man. Let'm hang". That game is fantastic though :D Reply +3
  • How Sony Santa Monica mastered PlayStation 3

  • wojciechmusialkiewi 04/05/2013

    And that's why I want Santa Monica to make God Of War for the Vita - because I know that they would be able to push it much further than anybody else ever did, and it would be absolutely stunning. Reply 0
  • Camelot Unchained demo shows 500 characters fighting at 90 FPS on a 2011 MacBook Pro

  • wojciechmusialkiewi 11/04/2013

    @BearishSun Yeah I was going to say the same thing. This is a really simple demo. Basic terrain generation, single model without shadows......I think we did things more advanced than this in my final year of Games Engineering at University. Not really trying to bash anyone, but this is not impressive at all. Reply +3
  • Farming Simulator on PS3 and Xbox 360 the first week of September

  • wojciechmusialkiewi 05/04/2013

    Out of all these niche gaming simulators I only played Euro Truck Simulator 2, and I have to say - at first you might think it's a waste of time. But it's actually very well done if you can get excited about this sort of thing. Not many people would find driving a 40 ton truck interesting enough. But if you do, it's brilliant, especially if you have a proper steering wheel.

    And I imagine it's similar with the Farming Simulator - it's well done, and if you like this sort of "simulation" games, then go for it.
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  • Subscription service Minecraft Realms will let you host worlds online for friends

  • wojciechmusialkiewi 14/03/2013

    @jdrez Yes, I run my own VPS with a minecraft server on it, but it's just not cutting it. I pay $15/month and it struggles with more than 6 people - but it runs FeedTheBest modpack so there are always automated quarries and chunkloaders running. And then I need to make sure I keep everything up to date, need to update the client manualy and so on. Sure, it's no big deal, but this is a relatively cheap service which will be very easy to set up.

    As for people suggesting running it on your computer and opening ports to the outside world - I'd hate to break your bubble,but running a modern PC 24/7 to host minecraft is going to use at the very least $5 worth of electricity per month, not to mention that it will shorten the lifespan of your components, so it's just not worth it.
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  • wojciechmusialkiewi 13/03/2013

    That's cheaper than renting a VPS, and will probably run it better than any $20/mo VPS ever could.
    Good deal I have to say.
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  • Sony changes "misogynistic" God of War: Ascension Trophy name

  • wojciechmusialkiewi 12/03/2013

    Let me get this straight. This is a game where you literally tear your enemies apart, stab people right in their eyes, tear their heads off when they are still alive, then have threesomes with ladies who are in this game for nothing else apart from your pleasure, and yet, some people are offended by "Bros before hos"???? Sony should tell them to piss right off. Reply +2
  • Valve-backed Xi3 Piston console starts at $1000

  • wojciechmusialkiewi 11/03/2013

    @northernlights Why would this price be a problem for people who want a gaming machine? My and my friends all have PCs which are at least 1000 pounds(almost $1500) so why would a $1000 gaming PC be extraordinary? Reply -8
  • Metro 2033 retrospective

  • wojciechmusialkiewi 10/03/2013

    @SleepyGlenn It is supposed to end like that, that's exactly what happened in the book. The other(peaceful) ending is "extra" and not canon. Reply +1
  • wojciechmusialkiewi 10/03/2013

    I am quite happy how close this was to the books.....of course apart from the fact that in the books no one never ever went to the surface during the day because of the monsters. I also think that the camp on the surface was a bit too much, it was supposed to be REALLY dangerous outside, and every visit should be as brief as possible.

    But apart from that, it was great. You could feel what was mentioned in the book quite a few times - that humans are not winning the battle. They even is no battle to fight in anymore - they have lost long time ago,and now are a dying breed. They can survive in the Metro for some time, but if anything, their numbers are dwindling, not growing.

    But seriously, if you haven't read the books, go and do it now(although I've heard that the English translations are not too good, I read these books in Polish and loved them).
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  • SimCity servers appear to be coping as game hits UK

  • wojciechmusialkiewi 08/03/2013

    I think people actually need some real information. Yes, EA is bad. But according to EU law you cannot get a refund after downloading the content,so it is entirely within the law.

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  • Army of Two dev: we forget games are meant to be fun

  • wojciechmusialkiewi 28/02/2013

    @illage2 Some people actively want their games to be hardcore.
    I've got a friend who mods Skyrim to make it the most hardcore experience ever. Currently in his game if you are level one, you get killed by a bear in one hit. Because you know,that's what would happen in real life, right?
    You also need to eat regularly to not starve, and spending to much time out in the rain without a cape means that you will develop hypothermia and die. If you are high up in the mountains and stop moving for a while, you will start shaking and eventually freeze to death. You also need to drink water, but the one from rivers and lakes is likely to give you some disease, you are much better off buying beer in a local tavern.

    If you are not playing hardcore, you are doing it wrong.
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  • PlayStation Diablo 3 may not connect to Battle.net at all

  • wojciechmusialkiewi 26/02/2013

    That could actually be a good thing. Remove Auction House, and just massively increase the rate of legendary drops,so the game is actually enjoyable on higher difficulties. Inferno on its own is just a grind to get as much money as possible to afford better stuff in the AH. Without it, they could make the game more casual and at the same....better? Reply 0
  • Neo Geo X review

  • wojciechmusialkiewi 24/02/2013

    Or you could just get a PSP and install a NeoGeo emulator - it gives a fantastic experience. Reply +4
  • Rayman Legends dev "pissed" at Ubisoft for delay after completing Wii U version, blames "men in ties"

  • wojciechmusialkiewi 08/02/2013

    The best thing Nintendo could do right now is go to Ubisoft and say - look guys, either you release your game on our platform in two weeks, or you can forget about it.

    Nintendo will manage without Rayman. Ubisoft without Nintendo? Not so much.
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  • Persona 4 Golden dated next month in Europe

  • wojciechmusialkiewi 23/01/2013

    @kassmageant It is. Just don't be put off by the slow start, it takes at least 2-3 hours to actually start doing anything, but around the 10 hour mark you will be hooked up so hard you won't let it go ;-) Reply +2
  • wojciechmusialkiewi 23/01/2013

    I already have an English copy since December - bought an American copy off Ebay,and the seller was UK-based as well so I had it the following day.
    Is the European version going to be any different? If not, why the hold up?
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  • Sony's fighting to get back the wow factor, says Hirai

  • wojciechmusialkiewi 09/01/2013

    @LunaticPandora This is a stupidly common lie. There's a lot of games for the Vita, and enough good ones to occupy you for an entire year.

    Sony did fuck up the first person shooters though.
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  • Switching regions on your Xbox Live account to get a whole lot easier

  • wojciechmusialkiewi 04/01/2013

    Could Sony take notes please?

    I've contacted their support after I moved countries,but the answer was a simple "no,that's not possible".
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  • Oddworld: Munch's Oddysee HD due next week on PS3

  • wojciechmusialkiewi 13/12/2012

    I think that from all possible screenshots from that game,you might have chosen the worst one you could ever find. Reply +3