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The Star Citizen makers are being sued by Crytek

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5 months ago

@BabyBabyBabyOh its not just cheaper its free, you only pay for AWS resources if you use them.
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A tactical shooter with 400 concurrent players on a massive map

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8 months ago

@d0x SpatialOS is pretty much an abstraction layer for game developers to utilise cloud resources. With a 500m investment it's become a bit of a tech unicorn, so there's a lot of fawning over it, but not really any notable games released (as in complete) using it.

I've played Worlds Adrift, which uses SpatialOS but it's still in beta and had huge performance issues when I last tried it (3-6 months ago).
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Oculus owner Facebook ordered to pay Zenimax $500m in virtual reality lawsuit

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1 year ago

@RPMcMurphy Any code or software Carmack created at work while employed by Zenimax is usually owned by Zenimax. Giving that to Oculus for them to use in a VR headset would be copyright infringement but may not be misappropriation of trade secrets, the infringing software could have been completely unrelated to VR at Zenimax.
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Intel Kaby Lake: Core i5 7600K review

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1 year ago

@Rogueywon Intel have abandoned the tick-tock development cycle and are moving to a three stage cycle because it's getting harder and more costly to make improvements. Kaby Lake is the third stage in this cycle before they move onto a new cycle with 10nm fabrication.
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Black Friday deals for Monday 21st November

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2 years ago

@carmagainagain some of the courses are pretty decent but the 195 down to 11/13 is a bit of a lie - courses are very rarely that expensive, there's always a sale, offer or coupon to bring it down in price.

Edit: I believe they're adding 1 each day in the run-up to Friday so the earlier you buy the cheaper it is.
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Black Friday deals for Friday 18th November

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2 years ago

The new style Dualshock 4 (in Black) can be had from Amazon UK for 37.99
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PlayStation 4 hacked again? Linux shown running on 4.01 firmware

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2 years ago

@crazy-Tetsuo always makes me chuckle when people bring up that argument. Microsoft are a software, security and cloud computing company, so you'd hope they can keep their services online if your business relies on it.

Sony are more reliant on third-party vendors, so if they go down there's not a huge amount Sony can do about it.
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Amazon Prime now includes Twitch Prime subscription

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2 years ago

@whizzedout a lot of streamers already do things similar to Stream+ so it seems more like Twitch are adding functionality that smaller streamers (or those without the technical know how) can use on their channel rather than adding more microtransactions.
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PlayStation Meeting 2016 live report

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2 years ago

Knack Pro confirmed?
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Oculus Rift with next-day delivery spotted on Amazon UK

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2 years ago

@VideoGameAddict25 it's not Amazon, it's a third-party marketplace seller - it states that fact right there in the article.
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Murky world of PC game key reselling exposed by indie developer

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2 years ago

@I_Am_CatButler in that case they're just as bad as the fraudsters, didn't realise they offered "insurance" on marketplace keys.
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2 years ago

@arcam yep, ridiculously popular.

I've tried fighting key fraud in recent times and it's a losing battle, ended up closing the site - small margins wiped out by chargebacks and refunds ain't sustainable :(
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2 years ago

The problem with simply revoking keys is that you're preventing somebody that wants to play the game from actually playing it, the fraudsters don't care if you revoke keys since they've already been paid.

Everyone loses out except the fraudsters, even G2A must lose out if they have to replace broken keys sold on their marketplace.
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Apple iPhone SE review

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2 years ago

@frazzl opinions are just that, no right or wrong answers but if the purchaser values what they've bought then it's no more a waste of money than anything else really.

Consumerism 101, if people are happy to pay the price there's no need to reduce it.
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2 years ago

@frazzl "Edit: Here's an article just to give you an idea of the margin's involved. I don't think you'll ever see that in the console business."

Those articles never include R&D costs, after sales support, software development or software service support/development so the true margin will never be as big as it looks based on just cost of goods.

The Samsung S7 Edge is 639.00 and probably only costs $200 to build so it's not just Apple. Phones have a large upfront cost but it's then difficult to make more money out of the customer, whereas consoles are low cost upfront to build the market as most of the money comes from software sales (and now online subs).
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Nintendo stock stolen at A14 services

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2 years ago

@ichi_philly and that all costs money, obviously they figured the cost outweighed the risk. What evidence is there that the thieves wouldn't have robbed the truck if it was full of nappies? These incidents are common place on the A14 corridor, even if you use solid trailers they'll just use different tools!
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2 years ago

@ichi_philly Looking at the picture the truck is pretty empty so is most likely a small load heading to a retailer, not exactly 100k units destined for a distribution hub. Also if the driver doesn't have the hours left to make it to a "secure" parking facility (of which there isn't much in the area) where would you park?
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2 years ago

@ichi_philly lol high-value load, it's a few boxes of games. Would an armed escort from Nintendo's disc press to your home be more suitable?
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Texan gunmaker comes under fire for NES Glock

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2 years ago

Do to the thousands of emails and messages we have received
When will people stop butchering the English language? :cry:
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Sony drops pricing information from the PlayStation Blog

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2 years ago

@spamdangled every eurozone country has a different VAT rate so 29.99 in Germany may be 34.99 in Hungary and 32.99 in France - which would lead to confusion if the blog had posted a single price of 29.99.

I think you're trying to make out that this small change is a lot more sinister than it actually is.
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2 years ago

@spamdangled and prices are generally set by publishers so it's not really Sony being arrogant is it?

Check the Witness, a new release and prices in NA aren't too far out from EU pricing.
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Apple iPhone 6S review

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2 years ago

@MattEvansC3 3D Touch basically gives you an additional input, iOS has short and long presses but now has a third option the hard press. Simple example is the home screen icons, short press opens the app, long press allows you to move or delete the app and now the hard press gives you a context menu if the app supports it.

As for memory usage I think it's just down to the way iOS handles apps and background tasks, the current multitasking options suit my needs (guess iPad users would prefer more).
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Steam launches official developer-run Item Stores

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3 years ago

Well it'll be nice if they're going to open it up to all developers, I'd imagine it'll be easier for indies to use this and give Valve a cut rather than having to create a whole payment infrastructure to support micro-transactions for customisation/cosmetics.

As long as devs don't take the piss of course :)
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Job losses at Just Cause 3 developer Avalanche Studios

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3 years ago

@zegerman1942 ah yeah, that makes more sense, seemed a low budget for the title :)
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3 years ago

@zegerman1942 regarding your earlier post surely the numbers you quote contradict your point? 1m sales (or there abouts) at an average price of say 10 would be 6-7m over your break even estimate.
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Paradox buys World of Darkness franchise from CCP

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3 years ago

@spamdangled possibly, depends on the terms of the deal, it'd probably be easier to start from scratch though.

I'd imagine they'll use the IP for a single-player RPG rather than another MMO that'll move to F2P after 6 months.
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UK tabloids point the finger at Call of Duty, GTA in coverage of 15-year-old TalkTalk hacker

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3 years ago

SQL Injection and DDOS does not a hacker make, apt more script kiddie would be
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Rocket League gets Back to the Future DLC

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3 years ago

@Bilbur it's not really that random, it's the 30th anniversary of the first film.
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Star Citizen hires heavyweight Hollywood cast for Squadron 42

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3 years ago

@bertie you don't know Davos from Game of Thrones (Liam Cunningham) and a previous Lara Croft model (Rhona Mitra)? For shame, too much Hollywood and Eastenders watching me thinks :D
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Microsoft Gamescom 2015 conference live report

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3 years ago

Needs more cloud...
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3 years ago

Looks like she needs a map to show her where the tombs are...
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3 years ago

They won an Xbox One? surely they'd already have one, what a lame prize
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3 years ago

optic gaming, is that like ordering shots at a bar?
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3 years ago

Where's Pele?
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Cities: Skylines patch adds tunnels

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3 years ago

Support for custom vehicles too, time to build an authentic Havana :D
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MSI Titan GT80 Titan SLI review

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3 years ago

@dfunked Killer is the brand, they've been around a few years now marketing their ethernet adapters as the best for gamers.
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Codemasters announces F1 2015 for PC, PS4, Xbox One

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3 years ago

@superfurry still, a June release is better than the usual September release.
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Unreal Engine 4 is now free. For everyone. Really

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3 years ago

@L_A_G UE4 editor works on both Windows and Mac OS so there's no longer that hurdle, still no Linux support though.
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GAME pays 20m for company behind Insomnia game festival

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3 years ago

If it's anything like their purchase of Barrysworld, bye bye Multiplay :-(
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Ubisoft deactivating keys it says were "fraudulently" obtained and resold

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3 years ago

@J0rdan_KZ Tell that to the poor sod that's just had his credit card raped for keys he never bought just so people can buy cheaper games.

Fair enough if they're "legit" grey imports but people don't seem to realise how rife credit card fraud is in obtaining cheap keys. If it's not your money you can sell keys for 1 each and still earn almost 100% profit.
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PS4 gets TV from Sky app

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4 years ago

@Mr_Brown All subscribers should have access to the basic Sky Go, but you'll need to pay 5 a month more for Sky Go Extra unless you have a multi-room subscription (which includes it for free).
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Sony confirms "reduction in workforce" at inFamous dev Sucker Punch

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4 years ago

@muro the games division might be making money as a whole but that doesn't mean each studio is.

Generally once a game is finished you'll either be moved to a new project or let go, could be that they don't have enough work at present to sustain all the employees they're paying.
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Rime's new Gamescom trailer looks stunning

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4 years ago

@PirateRoberts yes they have emulators to emulate PS1/PS2 on a Mac/PC. The overhead of virtualising a different architecture in software would likely mean the PS4 isn't strong enough to give decent results for PS3 emulation.

How do you know Sony aren't using hardware-assisted virtualisation for it's PlayStation Now service?
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4 years ago

@PirateRoberts You need to do a bit of fact checking before spouting random gibberish.

Sony bought Virtual Game Station from Connectix. Microsoft bought Virtual PC from Connectix. Sony sold nothing to Microsoft.
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4 years ago

@PirateRoberts it's bait btw ;)

Still not sure why you're harping on about b/c, surely you had the old console - why don't you just keep it for playing older games on? Instead of expecting Sony to waste R&D time/money on providing something that only a minority of people would use.
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Destiny PS4 alpha extended for "dangerous experiments"

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4 years ago

@Shat-FacedKilla that's just a public event, I've got footage of me doing it solo on Saturday.
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Tech Analysis: Destiny alpha on PS4

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4 years ago

@anss123 +1 - this version doesn't seem to be feature complete. After playing the alpha for a few hours I've collected some random items that can't be used for anything at present, seems like a basic crafting system will make an appearance maybe?
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How Tango Fiesta went from a game jam to Steam

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4 years ago

@SpaceMonkey77 I believe it's Unity-based, there are some dev diary videos out there but not sure how much of the process they show.
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John Lewis couldn't fulfil any 112 Wii U orders

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4 years ago

@Diablo13 "YOU would be held responsible for your mistakes, so why shouldn't THEY?" - yeah about that, there probably is a member of staff getting a right telling off for making the mistake, it doesn't mean the company have to hand out bargains does it?
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4 years ago

@Guy.J. Why can't it be legal? All retailers can offer to sell you something but don't have to honour it until both parties agree and the sale is concluded i.e. when you get the item in your hands.
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