Geordiemp

Jelly Deals: Nintendo Switch reduced to £260 today

Geordiemp

7 months ago

@SupremeAC Its not their games, its most third party AAA games that are large in size. its nt a Sony or MS thing is it.

And unfortunately probbly too big for switch.
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Xbox One X Shadow of War shows profound improvements over PS4 Pro

Geordiemp

7 months ago

@telboy007 Well having had Pro since last year, on my 50 inch 4K TV at 8 Ft I stopped showing interest in pro enhancements along time ago. If I had a 75 incher than that would be different.

But I think gamers need to find out for themselves if 1440p vs 1800c vs 2160c makes a difference to them and they can easily make it out.

For me, stuff like pop in, draw distance and no 1 = FRAMERATE are king.

I am not buying an X, all I would appreciate is the draw distance, and will wait patiently for a Ryzen console from whoever pumps one out first, as I would rather game at 1440p60 on such games ON CONSOLE. I am not buying any more Jaguar consoles.

If I only had Xb1s then Xb1X would be day 1.
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Halo Wars 2 review

Geordiemp

1 year ago

@suncoss Agree 100 %.

EG looking for dat next gen gameplay, genre defining story, originality and all that JAzz, Open world fatigue and empty landscapes etc

BUT I bet they dont spout any of that when BOTW is reviewed. Sometimes I just think some reviewers look for excuses to mark something down abd give a pass to other games for no reason.

Be consistent. The Horizon review was terrible, on eof the first open world games with good combat yet the wabble n about story or whatever crap.
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Horizon Zero Dawn review

Geordiemp

1 year ago

@Cartho Agree

when I read stuff like soul, spark, next gen gameplay, originality, then they give mario kart 8 a 10 it just shows that some journos are up there own arse.
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PS4 Pro games list, specs comparison and everything else we know about Sony's new hardware

Geordiemp

2 years ago

Ps4 pro makes allot of sense, as its a big IQ improvement at a relatively low cost.

To get a game like Witcher 3 at 60 FPS would need an I5 / Zen equivalent CPU for console APU's which may not even be available next year.

If Scorpio does not get zen then it wont be much better than the pro imo.
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Digital Foundry: Three hours with PlayStation 4 Pro

Geordiemp

2 years ago

@kafiota The article mentions tomb raider 1080p 60 FPS option.

If most developers allow this option, day 1.
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What the hell is a teraflop anyway?

Geordiemp

2 years ago

So, in summary, given the new CGN has compression to also improve bandwidth efficiency....

It boils down to which CPU is chosen and if it is part of the cat family or not. Both next consoles really need ZEN, without which we will still be gaming at 28 FPS on some games.
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Are 4K visuals really the best use for Project Scorpio and PlayStation Neo?

Geordiemp

2 years ago

60 FPS is all I need.

Dont need or want 4K thanks.
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Microsoft's mixed messages at E3 aren't pretty for Xbox One owners

Geordiemp

2 years ago

@kangarootoo No, a steam box is still a PC with drivers, open system, and more importantly PC gaming is about mouse and keyboard online or your not competitive.

Why cant console have a high end model, there is a market for high end and a market for low cost.
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We know PlayStation 4.5 is real - but why is Sony making it?

Geordiemp

2 years ago

@null Well Xbox will probably bring out a souped up Xb1 first. Sony are just playing catch up imo.
Xb1 1.5 will be a 1080p60 machine, enjoy
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Destiny players raise $400k for Nepal disaster relief

Geordiemp

3 years ago

nice gesture

Destiny community is a really friendly and social one
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First screenshots of Dragon Age: Inquisition single-player DLC

Geordiemp

3 years ago

Would of bought it a month or so ago, but its too late now as I have moved on to other games.

And Witcher 3 / Destiny HOW will be taking my time.

Tough
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House of Wolves gives Destiny PvP an endgame worth investing in

Geordiemp

3 years ago

@Dizzy

No

I played Iron banner last night, level 31 for 6 hours, lost 3 matches and averaged > 2 KD.

Shiniest gear is not always the most effective, tactics and synergy is better.
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Geordiemp

3 years ago

@UncleLou

The only hard content is crucible, Iron banner and the hard raids (and maybe the nightfall once per week)

The rest is just a bit of coop fun really in my opinion.

Prison of Elders eeems to be going down the random encounter hard route which should be interesting
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Geordiemp

3 years ago

@Kilboy

You do know that you get a free ticket each week or 100 glimmer (nothing).

You only need to earn if you want to do multiple runs that weekend.

Try reading the articles
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Performance Analysis: Bloodborne

Geordiemp

3 years ago

I really want to coop this game, so I have not bought it yet....

Hoping for a patch that improves load time and frame rate in coop especially...maybe they could loose CA and lower some of the fire alpha effects and get a stable 30....

Come on ICE team, give them a bloody hand..
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EA defends Fifa Ultimate Team transfer market price ranges

Geordiemp

3 years ago

In our house FIFA has been shown the red card.

Money grabbing greedy people.

F2p whale hunting in a FIFA game...how low have EA gone. Not buying any more FIFA. Dead to me.
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Valve's astounding SteamVR solves big problems - and poses bigger questions

Geordiemp

3 years ago

Sounds cool, note to self to build a gaming rig this year.

However, as much as I am excited by VR, I want to play sitting down on a SOFA. I don't want to be wandering around my living room with a mask on (hi Kinect)

So, someone is going to figure out a good sitting down game.....maybe we will have a game where you are in an electric chair (for movement, not for punishment lol)
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Does resolution really matter?

Geordiemp

3 years ago

@Yautja_Warrior Why not both ?

Resolution and gameplay or NOT mutually exclusive.
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Geordiemp

3 years ago

That gamespot test was hilarious, if people stand that far back then of course there is no or little difference, we may as well of kept our 360's.

Many people, like me, site 8 ft from a 4k 55 inch TV, and sorry EG but 900p looks like CRAP.

Its not unusual for people in UK to have 50 - 65 inch TV's in average living rooms sitting 8 - 10 ft away from the screen.

End.
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Video: The Order 1886 - debating the issue of value

Geordiemp

3 years ago

@goggamanxp

So you spent 30 hours playing a 15 year old game, so what ?

I spent 130 hours playing Dragon Age.

And ?
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Evolve review

Geordiemp

3 years ago

Review is pretty clear, tactical shooter can be fun with friends if your into the tactics.

If you like shooters with good feel of guns and feedback from the action there sounds as if its poor.

For me, I like playing shooters lone wolf sometimes, sometimes coop, also like gun feel and feedback from shooting, so not for me.
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Face-Off: Evolve

Geordiemp

3 years ago


For example, matchmaking is a more inconsistent experience on Sony's system, often leaving you waiting between five and 20 minutes
Stopped reading about right there, no Ps4 servers (probably USA only).

Get lost Turtle rock, online only game where online is gimped. Dead to me.

Edit : Poor journalism eg, if you could not connect for 20 minutes, then to mention it do a proper study or survey - Is this common or just DF having connection issues. Pretty big point really.
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Evolve has a free-to-play match-3 mobile game

Geordiemp

3 years ago

or you can speed up your progress via microtransactions. £1.49 will buy you a small pack of in-game credits.
Staaaaap
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Dying Light review

Geordiemp

3 years ago

@Renato84

Agree 100 %, but at least its not as bad as next gen gameplay.
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Destiny: Crota's End guide

Geordiemp

3 years ago

I finished playing destiny a while ago, but to those that put the article down or the reason for it....

Check your friends list, you will find as many people still playing destiny as much as any other game.

So for those players, articles like this are probably fine. If you don't like destiny, why come here to troll about it ?

The main problem with destiny is it has probably a good month worth of content to enjoy but Bungie spreads it over many months too thinly. Lower the grind and there would be less complaints', players will finish stuff quicker, play other games but come back happier.
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In Theory: Nintendo's next-gen hardware - and the strategy behind it

Geordiemp

3 years ago

God Richard types some drivel

While Xbox One and PlayStation 4 struggle to deliver actual next-gen gameplay concepts, Nintendo isn't afraid to push for something truly ambitious on its existing platform
Dat next gen gameplay quote - anybody using it or talking about a games 'soul' should be SHOT.
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Zombie Army Trilogy announced for PC, PS4, Xbox One

Geordiemp

3 years ago

Not bought a sniper elite before....So let me get his straight, soon there will be a trilogy of games for Ps4 that I can play coop campaign online ?

Interesting.
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Digital Foundry: Hands-on with the Halo 5 beta

Geordiemp

3 years ago

Next gen gameplay = fanboy reviewer looking for a cheap way to put something down.

If they like the game, (say MK8) then nothing is said. ]

Some games get it, some don't, most sequels don't change up too much, but the reviewers when they cant articulate a negative point they talk the next gen gameplay shit.

Also DF, be more professional, leave the review to the review, just talk about graphic effects, tearing, LOD, draw distance, or things that have numbers like frame rate, load times etc.
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Microsoft gives more CPU power to Xbox One developers

Geordiemp

3 years ago

@evret

And Cerny talked about this happening 1-2 years into the console cycle.

Man that guy is smart.
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Latest Assassin's Creed Unity patch boosts performance

Geordiemp

3 years ago

is very much context-sensitive and we're still a long way off the locked 30fps seen in Black Flag.
Wake me up DF when it runs properly for a 2014 game
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Which is the better media player? PlayStation 4 and Xbox One revisited

Geordiemp

3 years ago

@patchbox360

Does anybody own them in UK ?

I recall seeing Mk8 and smash in the top 40 games once.
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Geordiemp

3 years ago

sky go looks good on Ps4, so I get an extra sky box in the house = nice.

With good Blu ray playback, that's all I need from a console.

Everything else is Sku HD box, smart TV or PC or tablet.

Summary is quite right, who cares ?
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The Crew review

Geordiemp

4 years ago

but not quite enough to buy one without dipping into microtransactions.
Stopped reading right there.

OK, you may be able to get on without spending, but the inclusion means it will be a grind to get that Ferrari....No thanks.
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Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare just received its "biggest title update yet"

Geordiemp

4 years ago

wake me up when they either

1. Give local option for match making and not the skill based crap putting me in laggy lobbies with Spanish. Match making SHOULD BE ping only based and low ping lobbies.


If someone joins the lobby with > 100 ping, kick them.

2. Or dedicated servers.

Both would be nice. Not playing or looking at AW again until they deliver to make this game the fun it should be.

And NO SH, Europe is not 1 match making country based on skill.
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Legless Princess Peach Amiibo on eBay for $3500

Geordiemp

4 years ago

Just buy one and pull the legs off !

££££££
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Performance Analysis: The Crew

Geordiemp

4 years ago

An un-optimised ubisoft game with micro transactions.

Wow, who would of thought that.
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Digital Foundry vs Far Cry 4

Geordiemp

4 years ago

Thank goodness ubi is not totally useless.

Game looks good, runs well, no micro-transactions mentioned yet

Its looking like a buy
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Far Cry 4 review

Geordiemp

4 years ago

So what are the hidden micro transactions in this game that were not in the review copy ?

£ 60 for a fancy car maybe ? or £ 20 to play coop ?

Don't trust you ubi....
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Geordiemp

4 years ago

Think I will wait for DF article and some user impressions before I trust ubi with my money.

No mention of micro transactions ?
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Geordiemp

4 years ago

@DAN.E.B

Thankyou that made me laugh
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How Assassin's Creed Unity's micro-transactions work

Geordiemp

4 years ago

Wow, I was holding off waiting for the bugs to be fixed and might have been under the xmas tree, even with the parity crap.

Done enough grinding in Destiny to last me a lifetime, I have decided more grind fests are not what I want now.

Any game that has real cash currency for items has to introduce grind fest for best items to encourage you to buy...

Go fuck yourself ubi - I will not buy such a game.

And if Far Cry 4 does the same it knows where it can go. I await DF analysis and 1 week after release of any of your games now ubi- you have lost trust.
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Iron Banner 2.0 hits Destiny next week

Geordiemp

4 years ago

Stopped playing destiny now. got to 29 with 3 characters, got the flawless raider and got tired of same 6 strikes and waiting on RNG gear.

As much as I want to like Crucible, its only fun as a Gunslinger or blade dancer and it just does not play out well at 30 FPS
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Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare and Call of Duty: Ghosts block PS4 Share Play

Geordiemp

4 years ago

Nothing to do with activision as a company policy because destiny works great with share play...

Must be developer
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Face-Off: Lords of the Fallen

Geordiemp

4 years ago

@Rooster41

What a load of crap.

I have 1 game that is sub HD (900p watchdogs) and have > 50 games.

So all my games struggle with 1080p do they. Rubbish.

So a dev makes 1 game that struggles with 1080p...is it the hardware or the dev ?

5 GB game and 5 gb patch ? sounds like they are still working on it.
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Geordiemp

4 years ago

So there is 1 enemy on screen, one, uno...and its not open world.

And its running 1080p20 and has frame rate issues with lots of effects that make the image look worse than it should.

I don't get it, what are devs doing - optimising for Nvidia cloth physics or something ?

I bet any competent dev could turn off chromatic rubbish and other useless effects get a good IQ and frame rate if they could be bothered,
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Destiny's first expansion The Dark Below takes aim at story criticism

Geordiemp

4 years ago

what's included in The Dark Below, which launches globally on 9th December 2014. There are new strikes,
I thought there was only 1 (ONE) strike, with an additional one for Ps4...

That is singular, a STRIKE
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Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel review

Geordiemp

4 years ago

Textures pop in slowly, visual and audio glitches are common and the game often freezes for a second when too much is going on
And that's why we bought next gen consoles, had enough of it. Sorry Borderlands, but its time to move on from last gen consoles.
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PlayStation Network returns online after worldwide connection issues

Geordiemp

4 years ago

@vert1go

Nintendo has a network ?

You can play online stuff ?
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Destiny review

Geordiemp

4 years ago

My review

Story 3
Coop gameplay 9
single player 6

It depends what you want from the game. As a coop shooter its great
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