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Pac-Man Championship Edition DX is coming to iOS

3william56

4 years ago

So, like Sonic and Mario before him, Pac gets tarted up in lipstick and high heels and sent out on the streets to turn cheap tricks for pennies.

Depressing.
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Microsoft to buy Mojang for $2 billion - report

3william56

4 years ago

Mojang makes $100 million/yr in profits.
Microsoft buys Mojang for $2 billion.
So... Microsoft will have to sustain peak Minecraft for 20 years to see a dime profit? Plus interest, so say 25...
Even Ninty couldn't pimp Mario and co that hard.

Take cover! Dot bomb 3.0 incoming!

Serious question: how much has WoW made in it's entire life?
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PS4 Remote Play is coming to Sony's Xperia Z3 mobile devices

3william56

4 years ago

As folks on other forums have pointed out - approximately 0.3 seconds after this hits a Z3, some darkroom genius over at XDA will have a general issue version ready for any decently specced Android phone or tablet even if Sony don't. Looking forward to it.
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Gearbox explains why it should be dropped from Aliens lawsuit

3william56

4 years ago

So... in summary, trying to rip people off is OK as long as you do it so badly you don't actually make any money. And lying to a vast number of people is OK because some of them might not have heard you. Oh. OK then. Case dismissed.
:champo2:
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Assassin's Creed Unity reveals new female character

3william56

4 years ago

Your assassin(ess) is in another castle.

I don't know which is worse - Ubi's epic fail, or the sadly predictable responses in the comments dredging up every busted-ass discredited douchebro gamer defensive whinge before equality is even mentioned. Congrats, guys - you have become your own cliche.
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Next-gen before their time

3william56

4 years ago

G-Police was a game 3 generations ahead of it's time. Did reasonably well commercially (enough for a good sequel) despite making my old grey beauty scream in pain to render a 3 foot draw distance at single digit frames per second.



It is still crying out for a next-next-next gen remake. Still hoping a dusty copy of a G-Police disk will fall off a shelf in Sony HQ and clonk someone on the noggin enough for them to realise the potential of that IP, modern processing power, a GTA style open city map and online multiplayer. Only Warhawk has come close to the potential dogfight heaven that could open up.

The whoosh of a hypervelocity missile still ranks as one of the best weapon sound effects in any game I've played.
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MotorStorm creator's next game is… CyberCook

3william56

4 years ago

I suggest they dev a new game based upon the greatest number of fatuous meedja speek terms you can shoehorn into a press release for an app based on whatever is trending on Twitter in the past 30 seconds. Call it ShietGeist. Winner?
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Blizzard versus the hostility of MOBAs

3william56

4 years ago

"You septic cunt"
In a post about online griefing and poor behaviour.
Oh, the irony.
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Facebook buys Oculus VR for $2 billion

3william56

4 years ago

@roozbeh

“That boy is our last hope.”
“No. There is another.”
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Phil Spencer on bringing VR, paid alphas to Xbox One

3william56

4 years ago

There is no there "there".

William Gibson dialog makes all tech PR bullsh*t cooler.
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Editor's blog: New mobile site, guide content and more

3william56

4 years ago

Yup, Popular Now is just not... popular. Kill with fire please.

Oh, and whilst you're at it, an overhaul of the engine and a new coat of paint for the Eurogamer Android app is about 2 years overdue.
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What to make of flOw and Flower on PS4?

3william56

4 years ago

@Sunjammer Not sure if trolling, or has no soul.
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Ryse: Son of Rome review

3william56

4 years ago

Welease Wyse!
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Sony is working to add MP3 and CD support to the PS4

3william56

5 years ago

Personally, DLNA streaming is more important, so hoping that is next. Give that plus Play TV support and the last imperfections in the PS4 are gone.
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Eurogamer's Games of the Generation: The top 50

3william56

5 years ago

Flower? Super Stardust?

Glad to see some Warhawk love though. Still the best dogfight game.
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Why Killzone Shadow Fall is almost 40GB (it used to be 290...)

3william56

5 years ago

If only someone would develop a device for physically transporting large quantities of data instantly. Sorta like a gramophone, but with lasers and stuff so you could buy one in a shop, put it in the console, and simply read the data instead of having to wait hours or days to download it. Oh well. Maybe in the future...
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Microsoft shows off Xbox One's exclusive Machinima features

3william56

5 years ago

So, learning strongly from the critcism that the Xbone reveal had too much TV TV TV and not enough gaming, they put TV into games. Genius...

Interesting to see whether (a) the vid is controllable so you can pause and rewind to sync your play , and (b) movable to stop it obscuring critical screen elements.
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Digital Foundry vs. the Xbox One architects

3william56

5 years ago

Although it's fine to let the MS engineers have their say, how about a bit of analysis or critique as to whether it stacks up, or is more of the same PR bollix they've been spouting all year? DF's form on unbiased opinions on MS isn't great, and when Ars is firmly on the other side of the argument, suspicion is warranted.
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Microsoft still hopes for Xbox One digital game trading

3william56

5 years ago

I say we take off, nuke the site from orbit. It's the only way to be sure.
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Xbox One CPU speed increased by 9.375 per cent

3william56

5 years ago

Christ. You can smell the desperation clear across the Pacific.

"Forget the times we tried to f**k you up the a££, we have mwoar gigahertzes*

2 months out from launch and they are still f*cking about with the spec? O_o
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Whore of the Orient branded a "disgrace to Chinese culture"

3william56

5 years ago


Burn the grocers to the ground! Teh insultz!

Maybe they could rename the Monash edition "Media Attention Whore".
For information folks: we have an election here in Aus on Saturday.
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Xbox One won't support external storage at launch

3william56

5 years ago

USB drivers are hard, yo.
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PlayStation 4 does voice recognition with new PlayStation Camera

3william56

5 years ago

@Modhabobo Hardware wise, Kinect has nothing special with the mic, so you'd expect (potentially) identical performance. Who has the better designed interaction is just software - either could be better. Probably both will be pretty good.

This is just Sony spoiling - saying that the latest non-games hoo-ha MS is making to promote the XB1 is not a real differentiator. You can turn on and control either console with voice if you choose.

The IR control function was comprehensively destroyed by Ars Technica and others right from the start. As most tellys only have (for example) the same IR command for both on and off, if the IR signal gets blocked or missed once, or someone uses the normal remote to turn the telly on once, the XB1 and TV will get out of sync. "TV On" will result in TV off. Comedy and GIFs will ensue. HDMI link or similar is a far better solution - even bluetooth for a new Android smart TV would work well. Could be another ace up the PS4 sleeve.

Bottom line - voice control of the console might be OK, and is available on both consoles. XB1's control of other gadgetry is never going to be reliable in the real world. So no advantage.

Surprisingly, it's back to deciding based on... oh, teh GAMEZ. Smartly, Sony has hardly stepped away from this line.
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How Uncharted influenced PS4 exclusive The Order: 1886

3william56

5 years ago

The talk of simulated chromatic aberration sounds great, until it all collapses into horrible JJ Abrams lens flares.

I'll be sitting this one out waiting for a review. The setting is sweet, but if that's just a steampunk skin for a bland shooter, it will flop. If they walk as they talk and put more into it that that, it could be a new Dishonoured.
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This could be Oculus Rift's killer app

3william56

5 years ago

Somebody in Sony better be sending them a copy of Psygnosis' back catalogue and a huge brown paper bag of krone. GPolice and Colony Wars on the PS4 and OR please. If there isn't a Wipeout OR (with Sony branded vomit bags) in the works, someone needs a good cattle prodding.
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What does Microsoft have to say about Sony's Xbox One "shifting message" dig?

3william56

5 years ago

Dear Mr Spencer. If you or your staff are actually reading forums like this, here's the word you are looking for:

"sorry"

Then

"we were wrong"

And

"We f**ked up putting corporate self interest ahead of our customers"
"We realise our mistake"
"We are trying to make good"

Endlessly trying to tell us you were right, we didn't understand, all you do is dig the hole deeper for every step you take back up with each reversal.
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Xbox One will function without Kinect plugged in

3william56

5 years ago

Bloody hell. Great loss to irony that they didn't call it New Xbox.

Makes you wonder how reliable the firmware/OS will be if they are making this many changes right up to the launch. You might not need an interweb connection to run it, but I'm guessing one will be needed on the first plug in to download the mother of all firmware updates.

Can someone with more time on their hands please do a supercut of the Xbox One launch, with all the u-turned announcements and all the US only TVTVTV bits removed. Should be about 3 minutes long.
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Starship Command retrospective

3william56

5 years ago

Unbelievably great game, and (something forgotten here) the entire deal was sealed by the titanic screen filling particulate explosion when your ship finally let go.

It was also arguably the first game to support Mods. Dead easy to change out the ship graphics (4 user defined characters) for any design you wanted. My copy had a roster of classics including Galactica.
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Mad Max preview: Bringing Just Cause's insanity to the wilds

3william56

5 years ago

How has this taken so long to happen?

Razor boomerang wielding Feral Kid as a sidekick or no sale.
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Right now, Oddworld: New 'n' Tasty isn't coming to Xbox One or Xbox 360

3william56

5 years ago

All this since Phil Harrison came across from Sony? I smell mind control lipstick and psychoactives in the "water cooler"

Greatest double agent of time. I bet he sneaks into the Redmond every morning under a cardboard box.
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Open-world Mirror's Edge isn't a shooter, but it's "very different" compared to the original, EA says

3william56

5 years ago

Ditch.
The.
Effing.
Combat.

(pretty please)
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EA: "We don't have a problem with second-hand sales as they are today"

3william56

5 years ago

Sony have stated that the base single player disk games will be unlimited. Multiplayer and DLC : they may go back to online pass v2. No change there.

But as far as always online or online check in for single player : that train left the station yesterday. EA, Ubi, Acti can get on board, or get run down.
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Will Titanfall ever come to PlayStation? Respawn and EA weigh in

3william56

5 years ago

Translation: if the Xbox1 flops, we'll be knocking on Sony's door in a heartbeat.
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Microsoft kills game ownership and expects us to smile

3william56

5 years ago

How to kick MS when they are down

This is an incredibly important stand from Sony. The pressure from internal media suits and external publishers must have been immense, and all they really had to do was be a little less sh*t than MS and they would have won anyway. But today they called bullshit on the DRM abuses of the past few years. If the PS4 is the success it deserves to be, the days of online passes and the rest could be numbered. I just hope they have bulletproof anti piracy so that this doesn't get abused by a few knobs the way the Other OS was to ruin it for the majority.

God, I'd give anything to have seen Ballmer's face when that bomb went off. Sorta like the reactions to the game of thrones last week. Must have spat his caviar all over the rug. Tretton was having the time of his life, kicking MS to the kerb, then double tapping them to be sure. And teabagging a few times for the LOLs.

We just saw a major corporation step away from f**king it's customers, giving up some revenue, giving up control freakery, to - and I can't believe this - do the right thing, on the basis that customers are (gasp) smart enough to reward them for it.

Unreal. Historic day for gaming.
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Live: Sony E3 2013 Conference

3william56

5 years ago

Bye Xbox. Was nice knowing you.

Please god, let someone take a pic of Ballmer right now.
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3william56

5 years ago

BOOM! Headshot!
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The Last of Us review

3william56

5 years ago

C'mon Oli - you can do a better tag line than that for your excellent review of the game of the century.

May I humbly suggest "The Dog's Bollocks"?
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Spec Analysis: Xbox One

3william56

5 years ago

I'm glad that Microsoft didn't have Kinect 2.0 reading the expressions of the audience around the world when this was announced.

:(

Swapping a poorly thought out GoogleTV clone for a games focus is a big mistake IMHO.
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It's the Xbox One Eurogamer Podcast special!

3william56

5 years ago

I felt a great disturbance in the Force, as if millions of gamers shrugged at once and were suddenly silenced by looking at something more interesting.
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The big interview: Phil Harrison on Xbox One, Kinect, indie games and red rings

3william56

5 years ago

Nice work Tom. Stickin' it to the man.
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Hands-on with Xbox One

3william56

5 years ago

Always on Kinect, after always on internet was so hurriedly ditched? Hmmm.

Me: "Xbox - play Halo 6"
Xbox: "Please hold up tax receipt, original box and disk in front of Kinect sensor for verification."
Xbox: "Thank you. Original Purchase verified. Loading..."
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Wii U goes mobile

3william56

5 years ago

Transformer Prime (or other android pad), PS3 controller and (if you're on a plane) a retractable USB cable and you have 10++ hours of near current gen (like it matters on a 10" screen) console gaming on the go, much smaller and lighter, plus ebooks, movies, music and (if not on a plane) email/web access too and games are a couple of quid. Best travel entertainment system there is.
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EA refuses to licence guns and war paraphernalia in its action games this year

3william56

5 years ago

If EA lose, Tom Clancy is up for one hell of a bill.
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Saturday Soapbox: Leave me alone

3william56

5 years ago

"...developers have been eager to see how they can make more money from it".
Fixed.

With few exceptions, these intrusions of forced online or forced multiplayer are for monetisation, pure and simple. The key word here is forced. If it's optional to be on leaderboards, or linked to someone else, or to display ads I don't mind. Horses for courses. But when it's rammed down our throats to nickel and dime us to death, it's something that risks killing the industry. Zynga, being the best example of that sort of backlash.
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PS4 architect knew in 2007 that "clearly we had some issues with PlayStation 3"

3william56

5 years ago

8gb / 10
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John Riccitiello out as CEO of EA

3william56

5 years ago

" helped ensure that we don't experience the fate of the music industry."

Riiiiiight. The same record industry that's making record profits despite howls of anguish over piracy? Shows the same stupid fake siege mentality which gave us the sim city drm debacle amongst a plethora of others. Until reality peeps it's bloodied fisage in to the EA boardroom and they realise f**king their customers is idiotic and self defeating, they are on a short road back to the pre Mirrors Edge shitheap.
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Dishonored's lead level designer labels PS4's 8GB RAM "a joy"

3william56

5 years ago

FFS please stop comparing a $2 grand plus gaming PC to a circa $500 mass market console. A Toyota getting a V12 twin turbo engine would still be news even though Ferraris had them last decade. The PS4 memory is great news for games, especially if it forces MS to upgrade the nextbox to keep up. End of story.
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Sony announces PlayStation 4, shows DualShock 4 controller

3william56

5 years ago

@Lord_Gremlin You know that this social "bullshit" is optional, right? I don't care much about it either, but it's a nice to have for some, and there's no evidence that the core experience in the games will suffer.
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3william56

5 years ago

@Lemming81 The console isn't based on streaming. It's an optional extra, with disks still being at least an equal solution for games.

You also have to factor in the growth of internet capacity. As the pipes get bigger all round, the problems with Netflix (and the PS4) will disappear.

The PS4 is clearly designed to bridge the transition from disk-centric generation now, to the download/stream generation next time which will happen as the internet capacity grows.
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3william56

5 years ago

@20GOTO10 Its also very clever to get in first as it will make the new Xbox announcement look very "me too", as they are so close in specs, and likely features.

MS will have some serious work to do to make enough features/specs that can't have "just like the PS4" tagged on afterwards. Will be fascinating.

Love the console wars. Gamers win every time.
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