Jmog

Epic reveals latest roadmap and feature goals for next few months of Fortnite development

Jmog

2 months ago

@Erek Yeah, letís ban Heretic, Hexen, Unreal, Doom, Half-Life, Perfect Dark, Goldeneye and all those other bloody Wolfenstein 3D clones. Right?
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Can you come up with a Sea of Thieves Achievement?

Jmog

3 months ago

"I sea what you did there" - watch a buddy jump into the sea

"Shiver me timbers" - make the ship collide with another ship

"Dead man's chest" - kill 15 enemies with shots to the torso
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PUBG performs badly on Xbox One - and X

Jmog

4 months ago

The performance really is horrible. If I wasnít reviewing it I would delete it, go back to Fortnite and never look back.
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Apple iPhone X review

Jmog

5 months ago

Good articke, DF. But how come you spent none of it describing the issue with the top ďislandĒ obscuring video playback? Essentially you arenít able to take advantage of the whole edge-to-edge screen when watching videos. You have to zoom out in order to see the whole image and then you arenít using the whole screen. All the other drawbacks are minor compared to this.
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Over 10 million players have flocked to Fortnite's Battle Royale in its first two weeks

Jmog

6 months ago

Roughly half those millions of hours played must be by me. I am hopelessly addicted to Fortnite BR. Costumes will be great but the gameplay alone is just so much fun.
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The Chinese Room has a new game out this week

Jmog

7 months ago

Great abreviation for the title: SLUM
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Why Overwatch on console is in desperate need of a report button

Jmog

8 months ago

I've played more than 200 hours of Overwatch on PS4. All of them arcade (non-competetitive). Not a second of voice chat.

Apart from very rare trolls I've been having a blast. Those saying you can't play a team based shooter without chat are dead wrong.
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Xbox Games Pass gets Dirt Rally, Dead Rising 3 and Limbo in August

Jmog

9 months ago

@jabberwocky

Of course not. Otherwise you would almost never see third party games on the service. Selling DLC is their reason for being there.
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Salt and Sanctuary arrives on Vita next week

Jmog

1 year ago

@iamnormal

You can't connect to the PS store with anything but the newest firmware.
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In praise of the Wii U, my son's first console

Jmog

1 year ago

Great article
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Meet the man camping for a month to get the Nintendo Switch

Jmog

1 year ago

Not very good journalism, EG. He has admitted that he does in fact go home to sleep, shower and eat. He is NOT camping out for a month. He is spending large portions of his daytime there for a month in order to create content for his Youtube channel.

And you are helping him.
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Apocalypse Now video game comes to Kickstarter via Francis Ford Coppola

Jmog

1 year ago

Utter bullshit. They KNOW they can't possibly produce the game for 900,000. They've deliberately set the amount that low in order to get people interested.

Think about it. Three years production including pay, equipment, rent etc. It's simply not possible. And they know it.
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Former American football player sues Gears of War dev, claims Cole Train cribs his likeness

Jmog

1 year ago

But they sound not at all alike! The comparison really drove that home.
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Battlefield 3 and Bad Company 2 are now backwards compatible on Xbox One

Jmog

1 year ago

I moved a lot of stuff around today and I'm rewiring cables and such. I'm seriously considering not reconnecting my Xbox 360. So many of my games are BC now it would pretty much be a waste of space.
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Acclaimed ARPG Victor Vran is coming to console next year

Jmog

1 year ago

Hello Diablo!

Looks fun though.
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For Honor feels bold, even if its single-player doesn't

Jmog

1 year ago

Looks brilliant. I'm sold after watching this video. Great work, Chris
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Lost Odyssey is free this month on Xbox Live

Jmog

1 year ago

You don't need gold to redeem this. Nice.
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Royal blood

Jmog

1 year ago

After having heard Chris and Donlan talk on the podcast about how you would review Chess, this article is the perfect punchline.

Very well written and interesting too.
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Naughty Dog teased The Last of Us 2 back in September and no one noticed

Jmog

1 year ago

Is it REALLY "teasing" when it is 100% impossible to guess it was related to Part II before the reveal of Part II occurred?
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A fresh look at Ex-Team Ico developer's fantasy adventure Vane

Jmog

1 year ago

@NewDayRocks

No reason to believe the PS4 version would be better had the Pro not existed. They've been developing this game for years and almost no game released in the months up to pro had pro support built in. They were told the pro specs very late. Also Team Ico have a history of releasing games with heavy framerate dips.

This is not due to the Pro. The game would have been just as badly optimised either way.
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Death Stranding's second trailer is even stranger than its first

Jmog

1 year ago

@mushroomyakuza "I'm guessing babies are weapons needing to be sacrificed to fight whatever the fucked up liquid shit is. Looks awesome."

It's a Kojima game. We always get to fight "Liquid" ;-)
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People are selling the out of stock NES Mini with a huge markup

Jmog

1 year ago

My local Gamestop (the most popular in the Capital) got one single NES Mini.

Luckily I was the first to preorder, so it's mine :-)
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Face-Off: Skyrim Special Edition

Jmog

1 year ago

@erp

They aren't allowed to due to press embargo on the PS4 Pro. Embargo lifts this monday.
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Nintendo won't announce Switch launch date, price and games line-up until January

Jmog

2 years ago

@SBandy: "What I do hope is we don't have to start the Virtual Console process all over again ala the Wii U, and Gamecube games are finally included (looks the the joycons are analogue so I hope). "

It's pretty much guaranteed we WILL have to start over. You don't own any VC titles on your Wii U. You never bought any. The purchaser was the console and the games are tied to it. Switch is the first console where they will use a real account structure like MS and Sony have done since the birth of PSN and Live.

So the successor to the Switch will most likely be the first time we can redownload VC titles for free.
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Video game voice actors strike has officially begun

Jmog

2 years ago

I don't want to belittle their job but the bonus based on sales is bullshit.

First of all you can't deduce that high sales were necessarily caused by the VA's performance.

Second, the reason Hollywood actors get paid the big bucks is that a lot of people go see the movie due to the actor being in it. Regardless of perfomance. No one buys a game purely based on who the VAs are.

Third, what's the thresshold? Some games have very little VA. Should the announcer in Rocket League be compensated because the game sold millions? Nolan North clearly has the most lines in Uncharted but what about those playing Sully and Elena? The bad guy?

Fourth, this is not even how movies work. You make a contract on this amount of work in title x. There might be a percentage of earnings deal but that is something agreed upon in the contract. The studio is free to offer it and the actor is free to demand it. But no one is forced into it.
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Nintendo refuses to say whether Switch has a touchscreen

Jmog

2 years ago

Come on EG, you're better than this clickbait!

The dev-kit has a touch screen
EVERYTHING has a touch screen now
DENA, a mobile developer, will release games for it
Nintendo has announced they won't say any more about specs or hardware this year.

And then you ask them about the hardware and they say "no comment". There is no story here.
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Panasonic DX750 ultra HD 4K TV review

Jmog

2 years ago

@VEGA

Thanks. Appreciate it!
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Jmog

2 years ago

@DanB24: "What kind of lunatic pays over a thousand pounds for a TV?

One who cares a lot about image quality. Same goes for audio equipment.

My last TV cost 1700 pounds (actually 2000 pounds if I use the post brexit conversion rate). I expect my next one to cost 3500 Euro. Am I a lunatic? Sure, but when I upgrade I want it to be both bigger and better than my current one. I can afford it so therefore I want to do it.

Nothing really strange about this. Same impulse that drives people to buy a new graphics card, upgrading from PS4 to PS4 Pro, getting a projector, better speakers etc. No one want to get a new x that isn't better than the old x.
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Jmog

2 years ago

@WhiteUmbrella: "OLED TVs will never be sanely priced. All but one TV manufacturers abandoned OLED manufacture when they realised the manufacturing process couldn't be streamlined and made cost effective. 1080p OLED failed to anticipate 4K LCD at half the price. Even Samsung abandoned OLED. The only manufacturer still producing OLED panels for TV is LG. It exists as a niche, premium product, with other manufacturers buying panels from LG.
Potentially, OLED will come that bit closer to obsolescence with the arrival of Samsungs quantum dot TVs. Reputedly, the performance gap between quantum dot and OLED is very small, with the blacks almost as good, but crucially potential for manufacturing costs to be reduced. Quantum dot TVs also consume significantly less power than OLED."

Quite a bit of revisionist history there. Samsung and LG both invested in OLED because they knew it was the future. But they used different manufacturing processes. In theory the one chosen by Samsung would provide the best picture, but it was wildly ineffective and they couldn't get the yield (percentage of produced panels working) high enough for it to be worthwhile. LG's process on the other hand had much higher yields from the beginning and have steadily improved until it's almost as high as LCD. Everything points to it soon being just as high/cost effective.

It was too late for Samsung to start over with the same process as LG, they knew their tvs would be too late to market to compete, so instead they doubled down on LCD and continously downplayed the obvious advantages of OLED. They keep trying to improve LCD to catch up. Sets with local dimming, more dimming zones, quantum dot. All great things that improve the LCD sets, but still only half measures. It imply can't compare with every single pixel being able to power off.

As it is now, the only advantages LCD has over OLED is that the input lag so far has been lower on the LCDs with lowest input lag. That and price which has been dramatically dropping on OLED since it was introduced.

When it comes to movies and shows, if you can afford an OLED then an LCD makes no sense. Image quality is better in every way. The only remaining question is input lag. So far i haven't found any impressions from OLED owners saying the lag is too high (not even John from DF who has one) but I'd love to read a thorough test of it.

And regarding OLED being niche: Yes, it is right now. But last year there were 1 manufacturer selling OLEDs (LG). Next year there are 12. They are all buying from LG. They don't want brand loyal customers to jump ship (people are alway more inclined to get the same brand) so they buy the panel from LG as a temporary meassure until they can get their own OLED factories up and running. Makes perfect sense.
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Jmog

2 years ago

@VEGA

Well, I have done my research and basically know everything apart from the big unknown: Input lag. While there have been tests done on input lag for the OLED sets the results vary wildly. The prevalent theory is that the tools usually used for measuring input lag (the Leo Bodnar test) does not work properly with OLED. In the past when DF measured input lag, they didn't use standardised tools - they went oldschool with a controller, a game and slow motion video. I was hoping to see them doing one of those as the input lag is the only thing that worries me.

Which model do you have, Vega? And did you notice any input lag compared to your old set and which model was that one?
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Jmog

2 years ago

DF, you keep saying nothing beats the OLEDs, and I believe you! But no gaming focused sites have reviewed one yet. I am hoping you will review one.
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What happened to Japan's once bountiful vintage game stores?

Jmog

2 years ago

Probably five years since I was in Super Potato. The selection and prices were nuts. Virtua Fighter 2 for Saturn in perfect condition for 50 cents for instance. It took a lot of willpower (and the thought "it will take up precious space in the suitcase!) not to buy their whole stock.
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Skyrim and Fallout 4 will receive mod support on PS4

Jmog

2 years ago

@hazzatori

Better framerates in singleplayer games. More graphical effects. At a bare minimum, the games which "Only" do a 4k mode will be able to render in 4k and downscale to 1080p for those with 1080p TVs. Basically that means lovely anti aliasing without the blurryness that most types of AA introduce.
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US PlayStation VR demo disc has 18 games, 10 more than Europe's

Jmog

2 years ago

They will most likely be available on PSN so no biggie. Even if they are only on US PSN you can just log in with a US account and get them.
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PlayStation VR demo disc contains eight games

Jmog

2 years ago

@jabberwoky

If that is your main reason for getting it... cancel your preorder. The virtual screen part will be of such low quality I guarantee you won't be using it after the first week.

Get it for the VR. Image quality sucks, but the immersiveness/interactivity makes up for it. Virtual cinema/giant 2D screen is terrible compared to a TV.

(I have the Vive)
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Gran Turismo Sport delayed until 2017

Jmog

2 years ago

Makes sense. Why release it and Driveclub at the same time. They would have cannibalised each other's sales.
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Digital Foundry: Hands-on with DriveClub VR

Jmog

2 years ago

@crazy-Tetsuo

GT Sport supports VR too. Supposed to be out during PSVR launch Window.
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Nintendo NX - games, specs, release date and everything we know about the new portable system

Jmog

2 years ago

@MARKIV

Absolutely no chance that it will be iPad sized. This is their next handheld and you're supposed to be able to carry it with you and use it on the go. It will be 6 inches maximum. Most likely 5.

Think of 5 inch screens on phones. They don't have buttons next to the screen, analogue sticks etc which the NX has to have to be viable. You really can't make a handheld with all that and a size much bigger than the Vita. Which is a GOOD thing. If you make it 10 inches then you absolutely need a resolution of 1080p minimum on the screen to avoid it looking like crap. If they make a 5 inch OLED screen with 720p resolution on the panel then it will look glorious.
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DriveClub VR confirmed for PlayStation VR launch

Jmog

2 years ago

@smallblueslime

Not without buying a PSVR. You most likely won't be able to launch the game without having the PSVR connected. You also wouldn't be able to navigate menus properly as they would be formatted for VR. That means you wouldn't be able to see the whole menu on the TV connected to the breakout box without turning your head/the headset.
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Ubisoft wards off Vivendi by nominating two new board members

Jmog

2 years ago

"Last month Vivendi seized control of Gameloft, the mobile publisher owned by Ubisoft founders the Guillemot brothers"

Again, this is incorrect. They bought Gameloft and not from the Guillemot brothers who did not own it. One of them ran it. They founded it but they did not own it. You can't buy a company from someone who doesn't want to sell. They bought it from the shareholders who are the real owners.
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Steam warns users against gambling site after YouTube stars discovered as owners

Jmog

2 years ago

With all the stories about copyright infringement the last five years I don't get how they can name their gambling site with an actual game title in its name. That just seems like lawsuit bait.
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What you need to know about Overwatch Competitive Play

Jmog

2 years ago

@Naetharu

They actually announced that all DLC maps in Titanfall 2 will be free.
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Hawken mechs its way to PS4 and Xbox One in July

Jmog

2 years ago

If they are smart, they patch in PSVR support in october. Every single PSVR owner would at the very least try the game then.
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Watch: Seven games made better by DLC

Jmog

2 years ago

@Sheetbike

On mobile annotations are not something you can turn on.
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Jmog

2 years ago

EG, why have you begun ending the videos with the gameplay being out of focus? It's very annoying.

Apart from that, great video. My own addition would be the expansion pack for the original Command & Conquer.
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PS4 Neo: release date, games, price, specs, and everything we know

Jmog

2 years ago

What a clickbaity title of this article. It makes it sound like you know price and release date which you DON'T. This article has no hard info we didn't already know.
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Vivendi now owns over 20% of Ubisoft shares

Jmog

2 years ago

"Earlier this month, Vivendi took over Gameloft, the mobile games company owned by Michel Guillemot, brother of Ubisoft boss Yves Guillemot."

Michel did NOT own gameloft. If he had, then Vivendi would never have been able to buy the company. He just ran it.
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Watch: Ian goes hands on with Serious Sam VR

Jmog

2 years ago

@BlackWid0w_

It breaks immersion. You will immediately notice that they don't look like your hands and any finger flexing/movement won't be tracked. The floating guns on the other hand make perfect sense to your brain because you can fel the hilts. Same reason why most VR games don't show feet or torso when you look down. You know what your own body looks like.
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The E3 bulletin: Monday

Jmog

2 years ago

The Star Wars segment being a highlight? EG, you must be kidding. That was easily the biggest disappintment.

"We have three fantastic Star Wars games in development - some of them for years now and we have nothing to show you. Instead we will show you people pretending to do programming in impossible clean office environments so you at least know we are working in style".

What a waste of time.
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EA E3 2016 conference live report

Jmog

2 years ago

@Makeamazing

usually it's around 90 minutes.
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