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A big interview with Chris Sawyer, the creator of RollerCoaster Tycoon

J0rdan_KZ

3 years ago

Chris sells himself short.

Rollercoaster Tycoon's engine was written entirely in assembly code, essentially talking directly to the processor. This an incredibly complex task and is very hard to write 'well'. However, this allowed for huge amounts of calls to the processor, very quickly and very efficiently. A 'normal' engine would have simply buckled under this load in 1999. Even games like Cities Skylines have had to limit the amount of game 'agents' to stop Unity from falling apart.

The game is nothing short of a technical marvel.
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Twilight Princess HD includes a Legend of Zelda Wii U Easter egg

J0rdan_KZ

3 years ago

"Here's the only place you'll be seeing Zelda Wii U on a Nintendo console anytime soon!"
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You'll need $3000 to pre-order a Microsoft HoloLens dev kit today

J0rdan_KZ

3 years ago

In before people freak out about the price, this is designed for developers right now. As a consumer you'd have to have more money than sense to pick one up.
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Fire Emblem Fates face-petting mini-game removed for Western launch

J0rdan_KZ

3 years ago

@Eraysor My guess? Late May.
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What Street Fighter 5 will - and won't - have at launch

J0rdan_KZ

3 years ago

When Street Fighter 5 launches on PlayStation 4 on 16th February,
And errr.. PC too! :)
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Gravity Rush Remastered review

J0rdan_KZ

3 years ago

Gravity Rush is a little gem and one of the best titles on the Vita. I agree with the sentiments of this review though, putting it on a larger screen does expose its flaws a little more. Ah well, at least a few more people will hopefully play this version...!
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Satoru Iwata to be honoured with posthumous DICE Lifetime Achievement Award

J0rdan_KZ

3 years ago

Holy fucking shit at the above comments. Regardless of your thoughts on Nintendo, there is little doubt of the astounding impact Iwata had over his career.
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Steam's sale changes were a huge success

J0rdan_KZ

3 years ago

One of the weird issues introduced by no quibble refunds, is the fact that flash deals had to be removed from sales... A lot of the excitement has been pulled from underneath the sales.
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Performance Analysis: Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance on Android

J0rdan_KZ

3 years ago

@Nodka Basically this, yeah. Google Play Services is necessary for almost every 'core' Android app at this point. I seriously doubt Nintendo would allow this on their devices.
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The best clips from the wonderful Awesome Games Done Quick 2016

J0rdan_KZ

3 years ago

@Nikanoru I'd have to assume something to do with slowdown. Older games didn't drop frames as much as the entire game slows down. Super Mario Kart always had a 'split' display. In 1 or 2 player mode. In the former mode, a map is displayed. This cannot be turned off.

Once the 1st player runs out of continues, the top portion of the screen goes black, the 2nd player's game continues thus ensuring maximum performance from the game. If they had been first player, then the map should begin to show once the second player had been knocked out.

Clever, but minor tactic in getting the fastest time possible.
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Oslo's City Hall is chiming the Super Mario Bros. theme

J0rdan_KZ

3 years ago

No 'time running out' version? What a cop out! ;)
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Half-Life writer Marc Laidlaw leaves Valve

J0rdan_KZ

3 years ago

@ziggy_played_guitar Portal 2 was the last big story he was involved in.
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PS2 PaRappa the Rapper 2 drops on PS4 next week

J0rdan_KZ

3 years ago

If they saddle us with the 50hz version again, there's going to be hell to pay.
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Here's Star Wars Battlefront in 4K with SweetFX mega-graphics on

J0rdan_KZ

3 years ago

Even if you aren't a huge fan of the game, or what SweetFX does, the developer deserves kudos for his efforts.
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Hyrule Warriors' Linkle was originally Link's sister

J0rdan_KZ

3 years ago

@Frosty840 In the intro, it tells that the expected hero never returned to save Hyrule. Wind Waker Link was a total accident that just went off to save his sister... then just got mixed up in everything else.
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J0rdan_KZ

3 years ago

This makes zero sense. Every Link is a different Link. The Link in Wind Waker wasn't even a 'destined' hero, like many of the other characters were. She could have easily have been his sister and this still been fine.

All dat Zelda canon!
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Sony unlocks more CPU power for PS4 game developers

J0rdan_KZ

3 years ago

Do we have any information on whether Sony is attempting to the lower CPU overhead of the PS4 operating system to give further resources to games in general? Or is this just a case of allowing games to use this additional core as and when the operating system doesn't require it?
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Xenoblade Chronicles X downloadable data packs cut load times

J0rdan_KZ

3 years ago

I suppose the biggest issue here is whether or not it'll fit on my 32GB internal storage... Or if I'll finally have to get an external HDD :(
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Gabe Newell invests in bizarre cooking startup, has cameo in ad

J0rdan_KZ

3 years ago

Gabe just wants to increase his knife collection even further.
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Atari delays RollerCoaster Tycoon World

J0rdan_KZ

3 years ago

@riceNpea Maybe even swings and merry go rounds?

... I'll get my coat.
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What does it take to run Fallout 4 at 1080p60?

J0rdan_KZ

3 years ago

4770K @ 4.2 ghz, Titan X, 16GB RAM and it's (mostly) locked 60 at 1440p with every setting on max. There's some real biiig dips in framerate as it streams in areas though, even on my SSD, which is slightly concerning.
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Street Fighter 5 sparks "censorship" debate

J0rdan_KZ

3 years ago

I tend to be on the side of whatever the developer thinks is right... But removing the butt slapping is a little far. R. Mika is a pro-wrestler, her provocative manner is part of her character. Removing it seems a little soft :-/
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Performance Analysis: Star Wars: Battlefront beta on Xbox One

J0rdan_KZ

3 years ago

What's most odd about this is how well it seems to run elsewhere. The PC beta loads up extremely quickly and runs without any technical issues... RAM requirements aside.

At this point where resolution should be going up as developers have more time with these consoles, instead its going down. Bells and whistles should come second to frame rate and resolution.
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High-profile FIFA YouTubers hacked, scream about it

J0rdan_KZ

3 years ago

Yeah, I literally made it through 11 seconds of that first video before I couldn't take him anymore.

Something, something, get off my lawn.
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Metal Gear Solid 5 just got one of the craziest microtransactions yet

J0rdan_KZ

3 years ago

Such a lust for money! WHOOOOOOO!?
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All GAME stores will soon get a dedicated Steam section

J0rdan_KZ

3 years ago

@Calverz A steam machine is basically a small form factor PC running a special brand of Linux. So, yes, if the game supports Linux/SteamOS. No, if it only supports Windows.
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PC version of Batman: Arkham Knight goes back on sale at the end of October

J0rdan_KZ

3 years ago

I played through the game after the first patch, and honestly, it seemed fine. Solid 60fps on my configuration. The second patch should hopefully fix the remaining issues.
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Ubisoft made a J-pop song about a Chihuahua and it's barking mad

J0rdan_KZ

3 years ago

Well, this satisfies all my requirements from a video game.
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3DS games announced for budget-priced Nintendo Selects range

J0rdan_KZ

3 years ago

You pay less... But you get atrocious box art.
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Command & Conquer Red Alert 2 free on Origin

J0rdan_KZ

3 years ago

@iamnormal The games are account bound. So long as you have an Origin login, you can jump onto their web store, login and "buy" it.

Then when you have access to the client, you can login and it'll be available for you to use.
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Pokémon World Championship players arrested over alleged gun plot

J0rdan_KZ

3 years ago

A Pikachu versus an AR-15 assault rifle? Pssh, the balance of these new games is all over the place.
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3DS homebrew hacker to release YouTube exploit

J0rdan_KZ

3 years ago

3DS homebrew is becoming like a hydra for Nintendo, there's no stopping it now...
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Frontier ports RollerCoaster Tycoon 3 to mobile with no in-app purchases

J0rdan_KZ

3 years ago

Seeing as Frontier Developments have never published anything to Android, I don't see this leaving the walled garden anytime soon.

This complete ignore of Android is frustrating and at this point, baffling.
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Nintendo dates Mewtwo Amiibo for October

J0rdan_KZ

3 years ago

Regardless of what your thoughts on amiibo are, Nintendo have clearly stepped their game up in terms of their quality. The last couple of waves have really been great... Can't wait to see Ryu.
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Intel Skylake: Core i5 6600K review

J0rdan_KZ

3 years ago

I get the feeling AMD have just been left in the dust at this point. The Core series has been nothing but staggering in each of its iterations over the years. I think my Haswell i7 4770K will last for a good numbers of years to come.

Although I wish had m.2 SSD and DDR4 support on my chipset :(
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Dragon Quest 11 coming to 3DS, PlayStation 4 - and the NX

J0rdan_KZ

3 years ago

It is a shame that we're very unlikely to see a release of DQXI 3DS outside of Japan. Because the 2D/3D idea they have going on looks just amazing.

*single tear*
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The Street Fighter 5 beta isn't working

J0rdan_KZ

3 years ago

It appears that the Street Fighting spirit is stronger than the might of their servers.

Still, this is entirely what a beta is supposed to be. Actual, testable server load, rather than a glorified demo.
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Life is Strange: Episode 4 launches next week, here's the trailer

J0rdan_KZ

3 years ago

Excellent news. Episode 3 had such a mind fuck of a cliff hanger. Can't wait to see episode 4.
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Konami scrubs Kojima's name from Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain cover

J0rdan_KZ

3 years ago

No matter what Konami says or does to the boxart, this game will the finale of Hideo's Metal Gear legacy.

However, I feel the real story of why their relationship soured will remain hidden inside a cardboard box for a number of years.
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Sony: PS4 market share "frequently greater than 90 per cent in continental Europe"

J0rdan_KZ

3 years ago

I'm going to be as neutral as possible here, but man, that initial XBOX reveal and higher price point did literally nothing for XBOX One in Europe.

That initial "always on DRM", TV, Kinect and sports stuff is still haunting them almost 2 years after their original announcement.
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Face-Off: Devil May Cry 4: Special Edition

J0rdan_KZ

3 years ago

The upside of a game from 2008, is just how far you can push it using 2015 hardware. I was playing DMC4:SE over the weekend at 4K, with 8x MSAA at something like 90-130 fps. Complete over kill, but the image quality is nothing short of staggering.
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Batman: Arkham Knight PC fixes are "significant" and "will take some time"

J0rdan_KZ

3 years ago

I'm guessing we're looking at months rather than weeks for all this stuff to get sorted out.

What a mess...
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Batman: Arkham Knight launch sales beat Arkham City

J0rdan_KZ

3 years ago

@arcam Games release on a Tuesday in the US, this isn't some weird global conspiracy.

Remove the tinfoil hat ;)
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J0rdan_KZ

3 years ago

Due to the disaster that was Arkham Knight PC, I've been playing Yoshi on the Wii U and been having a cracking good time with it. Glad to see it placed so well.
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Nintendo asked Burnout dev to make Wii U F-Zero

J0rdan_KZ

3 years ago

This is awful.
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Radeon R9 390X 8GB review

J0rdan_KZ

3 years ago

I know AMD had to release the 3xx series for pricing up against nvidia, but... The changes are kind of hilariously minimal.

Still, it'll be interesting to see how the Fury and Fury X fare, but who knows when we'll finally see benchmarks for that.
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Beyond Good & Evil 2 E3 no-show sets tongues wagging

J0rdan_KZ

3 years ago

I guess we have our new Last Guardian...
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Splatoon has somehow been recreated in Minecraft

J0rdan_KZ

3 years ago

You have to think though, is this sort of damaging to the industry? If players can just keep 'making' these small versions of the games, younger players have no incentive to go out and actually buy the systems/games for the games.

On the other hand, you have to admire their creativity...
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Final Fantasy Type-0 HD headed to PC via Steam

J0rdan_KZ

3 years ago

This is Square Enix. Final Fantasy 15 will come to PC, its just a matter of how long after the console release.
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What does it take to run The Witcher 3 at 1080p60?

J0rdan_KZ

3 years ago

I am an idiot, so I have a 4770K @ 4.1ghz, 16GB RAM and a Titan X. I literally cannot hit above 50fps @ 1440p ultra with hairworks in some areas. I've seen framerates as low as 20 in fact.

>_>
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