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Firewatch review-bombed following PewDiePie racism incident

Kaminari

7 months ago

PewDiePie is an ass, but Firewatch is an overrated piece of shite.

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Mass Effect Andromeda studio BioWare Montreal will be absorbed by EA Motive

Kaminari

9 months ago

@Malek86

"They didn't stop making God of War after Ascension flopped."

They *did* stop making God of War after Ascension flopped. And the new forthcoming game is not even remotely a GoW game for all we can tell.
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The cult of Fire Pro Wrestling

Kaminari

9 months ago

Nice bit of article for such an obscure series, but why no mention of Human Creative nor the NEC PC Engine? If you want to write a thesis about a retro game, you might as well remind its historical roots.
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Tracing the panoramic obsessions of Destiny

Kaminari

9 months ago

Destiny's panoramas can be summarized in one sentence: great artistic direction, empty promises.

Destiny is all about watching clouds in the distance and never being able to reach them, be it on a "planet" (read: a map the size of my mom's basement) or in the "solar system" (read: a menu screen with five icons to click on).

The polar opposite of a world-game like Witcher 3.
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Breath of the Wild and telling stories through archaeology

Kaminari

9 months ago

"Games like Demon's Souls and its stablemates [...]"

FIXED.
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Does Xbox One get the full-fat Destiny 2 experience?

Kaminari

9 months ago

I would have been impressed if this was actually running on PS3 (you know, like Destiny 1 which was supposedly "held back" by old gen performance).
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Destiny 2's Tower compared with Destiny 1's Tower

Kaminari

9 months ago

@yannln Problem is, it's not just the Tower. The whole "planet" Nessus is a recycling of Venus and the Black Garden.
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Kaminari

9 months ago

"Bungie, free from the shackles of the last generation of consoles, has built Destiny 2 for the 30 fps generation."

Wait, there's a PS3 port?
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American Truck Simulator closes in-game California highway after real life landslide

Kaminari

9 months ago

@FilthyAnimal

All valid points... except they're about 30 developers working simultaneously on two virtual continents.

Be thankful that you don't have to get out of your truck and climb on the top of semaphores in order to "unlock new portions of the map" and "discover new side quests".
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Destiny 2 beta date, start times, how to get a beta code, plus gameplay changes and everything else we know so far

Kaminari

9 months ago

@Swe.Stars It feels like Destiny DLC 5.
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Kaminari

9 months ago

How to get the beta today without pre-ordering

Grab the free demo on PSN JP (available for everyone since Wednesday afternoon). Of course you'll still need to be a PS+ member to participate.
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Ubisoft's pirate ship game Skull & Bones has a narrative campaign, too

Kaminari

10 months ago

Smells of Steep and The Division.
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Project Scorpio reportedly set to cost $499

Kaminari

11 months ago

@Zywy_PL

But this is not once every 6 years, this once every 3 years. And if you think the console market should mimic the price cycles of the smartphones, you're delusional. Ironically, Sony is hemorrhaging money out of their smartphone division.

All that console market fragmentation gives hardcore players one more reason to switch to the PC.
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Kaminari

11 months ago

Mid-gen upgrade, they said.
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EA Play 2017 live report

Kaminari

11 months ago

"Footage not representative of the console experience."
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In Theory: Could Sony release PlayStation 5 in 2018?

Kaminari

12 months ago

The PS4 Pro made no commercial sense but that didn't stop Sony from releasing it and fragmenting the PS4 market. They are stubbornly trying to mimic the smartphone sale cycles -- and we all know how "successful" Sony's mobile business is.
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PS4 external storage tested: 4TB hard drive vs SSD performance

Kaminari

12 months ago

Put the cheapest SSD you can get as an internal drive just for the OS (128 GB is more than enough) and slap an external 3/4 TB for installing games. The double streaming drives will perform better than a single hybrid SSHD.
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The state of Elite Dangerous

Kaminari

12 months ago

I regularly travel from Paris to Moscow in ETS2 and always enjoy the scenery by day while looking at the stars at night. How can people possibly get bored in Elite: Dangerous Milkyway Truck Simulator?
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Fez is coming to iOS this year

Kaminari

1 year ago

@Daikon

No, the real problem is that the entire interweb should seek professional help.
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Elite Dangerous patch notes accidentally references horrific United Airlines incident

Kaminari

1 year ago

Welcome to Amurica.

No, not you. We'll send you a refund along with the teeth you left on the floor.
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Performance Analysis: Mass Effect Andromeda

Kaminari

1 year ago

Checkerboard is just a fancy name for Scale2x and other such poor upsampling interpolation methods. It's absolutely not real 4K and it definitely isn't worth 400 euros. A decent 4K TV can actually do a better job at upsampling a standard PS4, while getting better framerates than with a Pro.
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No Man's Sky on PS4 Pro delivers the 1080p60 dream

Kaminari

1 year ago

@yukushi

Hundreds of dollars? How much did you pay your Pro? 400 euros? That's on top of the 400 bucks you already paid if you were a previous PS4 customer. For 800 per three years, I can build a PC that will destroy any PS4 model for the next three years. Where will your Pro stand in three years?

Peeps should stop thinking that a PC costs more than a console. The current economic model of the console market has proven it's a lie.
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Project Cars 2 officially breaks cover, will support 12K and VR

Kaminari

1 year ago

For people still talking ill of controller support in PCars 1:

https://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=439605295

It makes a world of difference.
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The rebellious rise of road trip games

Kaminari

1 year ago

I fondly remember installing RusMap in ETS2 and crossing Brest (in Belarus, not Armorica) for the first time in my SISU, delivering all sorts of chemical products to the far end of a remote countryside the look of which I had never seen before in the base game. What an excitement! It was like trucking around Cyrodiil with a 6x4.
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Seagate Firecuda 2TB review: the ultimate PS4 storage upgrade?

Kaminari

1 year ago

I bought a hybrid Seagate ST1000 some months ago. The SSHD is basically useless on a PS4.

Not only the enhancements in games are marginal at best, but the most disappointing aspect is that the OS itself doesn't take noticeable advantage of the SSHD part. The system should theoretically work much better in multitasking, but instead it still feels utterly sluggish and keeps loading things in the background, like icons, trophies, text blocks, etc. It's been worse since OS 4.0, which I call the "Please Wait Edition", and the SSHD doesn't bring any performance boost whatsoever.

A real waste of money.
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2016: A year in review

Kaminari

1 year ago

2016: a depressive year for videogames.
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Jelly Deals: The Last Guardian is down to 25 right now

Kaminari

1 year ago

@Jetsetsilly

The latest patch aleviates *nothing*, it's still the same game in a state of alpha mess.

I can't even believe some people here are so blind as to ignore the god-awful performance and generally mediocre gameplay. I'm a day-one fan of Ico, yet The Last Guardian makes me angry every time I launch the game.
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2016: The year that time remembered

Kaminari

1 year ago

2016 will be remembered as the year when the GOTY was a $15 DLC.

Apart from Blood and Wine, the rest of the gaming production was generally mediocre or downright disappointing.
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The Last Guardian review

Kaminari

1 year ago

This review is a joke.
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Journey and Flower studio thatgamecompany teases its next title

Kaminari

1 year ago

The cynic in me half expects Cloud Remastered...
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Dark Souls 3: Ashes of Ariandel guide and walkthrough

Kaminari

2 years ago

@Iyagovos

Bit of an understatement.
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Dark Souls 3's Ashes of Ariandel DLC is out early on Xbox One

Kaminari

2 years ago

"I played an hour of Ashes of Ariandel last month at Namco Bandai's Tokyo HQ and found it stands up to the best of Dark Souls 3's content."

Hopefully the accommodations were good, because your preview wasn't. You can't be a winner all the time.
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Input lag issues fixed on PS4 Rise of the Tomb Raider

Kaminari

2 years ago

"Patch 1.04 optimises PS4 Pro performance."

Who cares?

1. Nobody X
2. Nobody X
3. Nobody X
4. Nobody O
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Destiny: Rise of Iron review

Kaminari

2 years ago

"There's a genuine thrill to revisiting the original Sepiks Strike."

WTH are you babbling about? We've been "revisiting" it for TWO YEARS.
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Dark Souls 3: Ashes of Ariandel paints a world worth revisiting

Kaminari

2 years ago

That's my main issue with DS3.

It spends more time paying homage to Demon's Souls et al. than being its own original game. Probably enough for people new to the franchise and enjoying it as a 'greatest hits' of sort, but not cool at all for veterans who were hoping for something fresh like Bloodborne.
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Destiny: Rise of Iron guide, tips and tricks

Kaminari

2 years ago

"Get ahead in Year 3 of Bungie's online shooter. Buy Silver Coins."

Fixed.
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Your original PS4 now supports HDR, but no games currently make use of it

Kaminari

2 years ago

@Fourfoldroot

You might be forgiven for falling to the marketing hype.

Supersampling is about *downscaling* a bigger picture to a smaller resolution.

Upscaling (or "upsampling") a smaller picture to a bigger resolution (be it via the console/player or the monitor itself) does NOT generate a "better" image, whichever amount of dithering you apply. That should be obvious.
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Kaminari

2 years ago

People and especially journos seem to have a very poor understanding of what HDR (or more precisely 30-bit Deep Colour) actually means.
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Rise of the Tomb Raider: the first PS4 Pro vs PC graphics comparison

Kaminari

2 years ago

"upscaled 4K console experience"

Fixed.
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Destiny just got a big pre-Rise of Iron update

Kaminari

2 years ago

I didn't even notice the extended Russian cosmodrome when I gave a quick glance to the PS4 update yesterday night. Tells you how much I care about this game nowadays.
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Digital Foundry: Three hours with PlayStation 4 Pro

Kaminari

2 years ago

This "upgrade" is an absolute disgrace. Keep lapping it up, Leadbetter.
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Sony plays down PS4 Pro's lack of 4K Blu-ray disc support

Kaminari

2 years ago

I can't stand this shite company anymore.
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The battle to fix Britain's internet heats up

Kaminari

2 years ago

Change "British Telecom" with "France Telecom", "Openreach" with "Orange"... and you would think this article is about the broadband situation in France.
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Watch: Games nearly ruined by one terrible level

Kaminari

2 years ago

Catacombs of Carthus / Smouldering Lake are the worst "levels" of any Souls game.
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Digital Foundry: Let's build a 1080p60 gaming PC

Kaminari

2 years ago

What about the OS? What about the price?
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Finally, you can add 2-Step Verification to your PlayStation account

Kaminari

2 years ago

And I thought signing via the Playstation App was already a chore.
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Nine years in the making, the beautiful Owlboy prepares to launch

Kaminari

2 years ago

@Lunastra78

You do realize you're patting a flying reptile.
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Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare developers on the battle with the backlash

Kaminari

2 years ago

"It's a passionate audience, Bloom said."

With more than 3 millions of downvotes, the exact word is 'angry'.
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Dark Souls 3 DLC Ashes of Ariandel announced for October

Kaminari

2 years ago

Overall I was quite disappointed by Dark Souls 3. It looks too much like a 'greatest hits' compilation with not much original content for itself, recycling a lot of material from Demon's Souls and Bloodborne in particular. It's certainly a satisfying experience for newcomers, but veterans have seen it all already.

I sure hope the DLCs will rectify this mishap by offering a truly unique journey and conclusion, but if the first add-on doesn't include any solo content (which in my opinion is simply inconceivable), that makes the whole season pass a lot less appealing.
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PlayStation Now is coming to PC tomorrow in the UK

Kaminari

2 years ago

That Sony-branded Bluetooth adapter is a fraud.
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