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Xbox One backward compatibility: every major game tested

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2 years ago

@riksterinto
Did DF even try using the gamma slider built into the Alan Wake game?
did you even read the short, short few lines they wrote mentioning it?!

:rolleyes:
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PlayStation VR will cost 349, out in October

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2 years ago

@Hailst0rm
I use it to play games at 60FPS instead of the 30 they'd be making me play on consoles.
you're cracking me up.

when has 60fps ever defined gameplay?

Does 60fps really make wonders of bad games?
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MeBrains

2 years ago

@Hailst0rm
The poor mans headset for the poor mans gaming platform. Noice.
lol. you indeed are better of with MS's alternatives which requires you to buy every single thing as an extra.

that's the stupid approach for the stupid man's gaming platform.

Vary noice!

;)
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Raiden 5 review

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2 years ago

@Mar27w
Oh you joker:)but seriously ,1080p30 would suit me fine,ive never let framerates get in the way of me enjoying a good game
it didn't me either but some seem obsessed with it. :D
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MeBrains

2 years ago

@Mar27w yes! we could play it at 1080p60 then!

..

oh wait. :|
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Far Cry: Primal tops the US retail charts for February

MeBrains

2 years ago

also out is that PS4 outsold Xbox One again in US.

but indeed. No news there. As there is not in Far Cry Primal topping charts - truth be told.
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It sounds like Xbox One will get hardware upgrades

MeBrains

2 years ago

Top tool freckle apparently does not know how to distinguish an argument from a conclusion apart from not knowing how to quote others in context.

:cool:

and by the way - MS has. If you want the arguments for me coming to that conclusion - read my post history, angry frittle girl.
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MeBrains

2 years ago

@Fourfoldroot
I doubt you'll let anything so inconvenient as facts and logic sway you from your narrative.
haha. still trying to talk reason into top-tool fruzzl, huh?

it won't work. The more you make sense and corner him, the more he starts foaming at the mouth and reacts with personal insults.

believe me. I tried on several occasions. After over a year he still insults me regularly because he continuously failed to bring proper arguments to the table.
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MeBrains

2 years ago

@CypherQ
The advantages are fixed and known hardware on the Xbox whereas the PC is well a mixed bag of potentially millions of combinations - so the software becomes less stable.
I don't know if you understood what Spencer said.

the "idea" is to make it a mixed bag!

so - differences?
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MeBrains

2 years ago

the more I think about this, the more this "idea" sounds extremely dumb and shortsighted.

I cross my fingers it will not be successful and that it will be MS's last effort f* up the console market.

like stated already: they killed HW innovation last gen - thanks to customer stupidity backing their ill-engineered plastic brick. They killed a sponsored console as well. Up to PS3, platform manufacturers sold consoles without profit and to the manufacturers' expense. They'd make money from the games. That's (largely) gone already with PS4 and Xbone. With this "idea" we'll end up paying premium for upgrades. Not once every ten years, but every 2, 3.

Moreover, their "unique selling point" - making sure games keep working across generations / hardware revisions. How are they going to match a 1st gen CoD player to a 5th gen one? One playing 720p25. The other 4Kp120? How's that work?

What a mess. And some stupid fools seem to back this "idea". If you do: buy a PC. It has the exact same "idea" behind it. :rolleyes:
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MeBrains

2 years ago

@CypherQ buy a pc.

as, what's the difference according to you?
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2 years ago

@OMAW3D
I almost choose to ignore the churlish remarks but even if you are a 12 year old you should be told that its OK to disagree with someone, but being a dick about it just makes you a dick, not clever.
oh boy. riiiight of the bat. The first thing mentioned by MR. (excuse the capitalisation, ok?) OMAW3D is that tiny bit personal. Good start there buddy. Shows your stripes immediately.

Then we have...

blahblahblah-blahblah
factually rephrasing why this is a dumb idea.

1) you are correct that everything on XP, 7, 8, 10 have baseline requirements. Delivering an experience which is pretty extremely unequal given the HW they have all ran on. One of the issues I have with this "idea" coming from redmond is exactly that. There is no common denominator anymore. No stable HW platform.

2) MANY PC gamers get by quite happily?! Really?! lol. How blind can one be thinking that not e-ve-ry sing-le one of those would not prefer gaming on a dual Titan rig, instead of their acquired single 280X's coupled to their i3s?

3) The good thing with consoles is indeed that, they are stable configurations which you can expect X (Roman numeral in my case) years of lifespan from.

You could fall on the side of pessimism, but it hardly would have to do with the add-ons having been released over the years. It would, should you have any logical thinking mind of deducing capacity, have to do with the fact that you are basically building a PC again. And look. That ain't novel, is it?

They don't have the brand (not to me; maybe even not anymore). They don't have the software (the Xbone's ecosystem with all its VMs is way too bloated + they don't have a lot of (new) IPs). They do have the clout ("cloud"-with-a-d is for all to use) and infrastructure (to continue f*** up console-gaming).

eh?

edit: and by the way. That first paragraph I quoted? Your first reaction to and interaction with, me. It tells a lot about yourself, doesn't it?
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2 years ago

@OMAW3D
The experience just needs to be consistent and something gamers actually want to use.
what a load of blahblah have you written. you define a pc to counter a pc.

the line I quoted says all. How can an experience be consistent when the HW would widely vary? Gamers would like to use the best - highest end alternative, much like on PC now.

You'd have the "fortunate" buying a new PC (sorry "console") every (other) year. And have some which need to stick through the decade with it - and feeling increasingly left out.

"hey. you can't play at 1080p60 (or whatever the hype in a few years), because your 4y old rig can't cope anymore. You should 'upgrade'."

How will you make sure devs keep on targeting the lowest common denominator? Without these on top starting to bicker about devs not targeting the best specs?!

It's a foolish idea. One which can only come from that ill-engineering American company.
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2 years ago

@cloudskipa
No, a console. A system with it's own unique frontend and infrastructure which is dedicated to games.
lol. ok. so instead of a PC with its unique Windows front-end and infrastructure like GPUs and DirectX which are dedicated to games. You mean a PC which is 100% purely about games?!

So, a PC which has no set-top box like functions then? No TVTVTTV? No guides and no sports? No Skype nor slide-in multitasking panels?

One which is dedicated to games then?

Novel idea there!

:|

:P
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MeBrains

2 years ago

@cloudskipa
we're talking about a new console using the same backward compatible OS in a couple of years time.
right. a "pc" as it were, right?

you mean "pc" instead of "console", don't you?

it's a typo surely.
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MeBrains

2 years ago

and what's the difference with PC's there, Spencer?

djezus christ. MS has been on a 12y (is it?) killing spree to kill console gaming it seems.

gone already are HW and processor innovation. Now, they want to make it configurable?

here's the next step: allow OEM's to bring out third party versions with different capabilities. You want one with an nVidia card? Go ahead. An AMD one? No problem.

:rolleyes:

the one thing separating console from PC is defined, stable hardware throughout a console generation.
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PlayStation VR should not be used by children under 12, Sony warns

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2 years ago

12y is waaay to young for this if you ask me.

18 should be better. certainly with all these parent buying CoD for their 6y olds!
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Gears of War 4 stars Marcus Fenix's son

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2 years ago

Nice.

why exactly is it "nice"?

It's a strange subtitle given some of the more provocative ones on here. Why is it even news?
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Epic boss accuses Microsoft of trying to "monopolise game development on PC"

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2 years ago

@goggyturk
heh,thought you were referring to the virtual terminal. Never seen one that bad before, I'm on Ubuntu 14.04 and the WM sometimes throws an epi still but you can usually drop to the TTY and restart the process.
it was plain unusable. It just completely planted - more than once an hour. No response. No logs. Happened with whichever app I was using - even non-resource intensive ones. Had been happy with Ubuntu for years until this started - 12.11 I think it was (it's in the bug report) and wasn't fixed for me on that machine even in 14.04 as I sporadically retried.


Was thinking about getring back into debian at some point... how do you find set up and maintenance vs ubuntu?
Ubuntu's the Linux's Windows huh? If it installs correctly - and it probably does mostly, it can be a joy to use although I never got into Unity ever since their online results integration. Debian is more difficult to get up and running and configured on your system and you'd command-line more often, but has always been stable as a rock and it more feels like "your own" because of the time you invested.


I personally feel 10.04 was a high point and they keep changing stuff for no reason in new releases now.
yes. and that got worse and worse with every release imho.


Ps no negs from me but I think some people on here still think linux is a cancer because Sweaty Steve aka Uncle Fester said so.
nah. I don't suppose they're from you. There's a few here - whatever I write - they'd immediately click the "-". Oh well. If they feel better because of it, I am glad for the poor chaps.

btw. I must confess I moved back to Windows a bit over a year ago after around seven years of continuous Linux use. :(
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2 years ago

@spamdangled
Yeah I knew that, I just distinguish it from "pure" Linux because it's an offshoot.
ok. still a strange answer m8.

what is "pure" Linux to you? And why would you call Ubuntu an "offshoot"?

It's just another distro like so many (Mint, Gentoo, Fedora, Arch, RedHat, Suse, Debian etcetcetc), albeit one which has become bloated and, imho, unstable. In trying to go after Windows' ease of use, it fell into the same trap and became an unmanageable (so it seems), unstable mess (or close to it).
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MeBrains

2 years ago

@goggyturk
what, you didn't Ctrl-Alt-F1 like a REAL MAN?

:cool:
lol. don't tell me you didn't even read the opening paragraph of the launchpad bug I posted before replying, huh?

:P

;)

edit: and I see the eternal -1'r to my posts struck again. haha. what people get off on huh?
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2 years ago

@HunsonAbadeer
And even if Ubuntu is becoming the "Windows" of GNU/Linux OS. It's far from being as bad as Windows ME haha xD
believe me. to me it was. Worse even as astounding as it sounds. It would literally hard freeze every 15 minutes or so. Only solution was "hold power four seconds" and try again. No trace of these crashes in dmesg either. Raised a ticket too: https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/xserver-xorg-video-intel/+bug/993187

It took waaay too long to fix and my system was plain unusable because of it. Hence -> Debian.

You're right that Ubuntu would be way too heavy though.
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MeBrains

2 years ago

@spamdangled
FFS Learn English. Your post makes no sense.
at least he tries m8. No need to get in a knot over this.
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MeBrains

2 years ago

@spamdangled
PS - Valve is using Ubuntu, not Linux.
Ubuntu = Linux, although Linux =/= Ubuntu.

I do know that Ubuntu has become quite bloated over the years - up to the point it became as stable to me as Windows ME was. I.e. not very much. I moved to Debian then.

But Ubuntu still is a Linux distro. So, if Valve uses Ubuntu, it uses Linux. You did know that, right?
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2 years ago

@Minmat
is this more spin and lies by MS or is the Epic guy not aware of the november patch/fix and improvements of UWP?
my guess? the former.

(which will be quite unsurprising to hear from me)

:D
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Uncharted 4 release date delayed another two weeks

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2 years ago

@Hailst0rm
delay that crap indefinitely so people stop buying PS4!
:lol:
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How to upgrade your Dual Shock 4 - with Xbox One controller parts

MeBrains

2 years ago

next up probably will be "how to upgrade your xbox one experience by buying into a ps4 model".

:lol:
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2 years ago

lol
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Performance Analysis: Firewatch

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2 years ago

@melonfarmer
Never buy a games console based on 5 year old hardware.
lol. and last gen people were not buying a certain console with five years into the future hardware until these five years became zero years if ya catch me' drift.

:|
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Performance Analysis: Far Cry Primal

MeBrains

2 years ago

seems like there's some fools around here who'd rather have

Resolution > Game(play)
FPS > Game(play)

:lol:

ok. I know what I would choose.

:rolleyes:
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2 years ago

@BlackFlower
that's obviously a Good Thing
is it?

if you ask me p60 is a hype much like the marginal differences last gen were.

for example: throughout playing e.g. TLoU I never once thought: damn, this is only running at 24fps here. Or, damn, this stutters. Nor damn, this isn't as smooth as can be.

To me, the only valid points still are:

The Game(play) > resolution
The Game(play) > fps

When I played home computer early eighties, I never thought: waw, damn this PAL. It's "unplayable" as opposed to NTSC, although I knew NTSC was "smoother".
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Xbox Live is down

MeBrains

2 years ago

oh boy. I don't visit this site often enough because of some usual suspects, but really, is EP13 aka GoldenFrog back again under Number_Johnny_Five?

I am missing something, ain't I?
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PS Plus Vote to Play includes Broforce, Assault Android Cactus, Action Henk

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2 years ago

@dogmanstaruk
the same level of account authentication security as XBL
We aren't talking about Microsoft, we are talking about Sony.

Question is - Why are you even dragging the XO/MS into this discussion?


answer is: only when it suits him

:rolleyes:
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2 years ago

@andronbr
Hobos will cry...

I voted for it, yay.

Still can't understand why so many voted for Hank over Cactus though...
can't understand why any voted for Broforce over Cactus... or Hank for that matter. :)
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2 years ago

@dogmanstaruk
The Watchdog investigation
you surely are not using Watchdog as if it were anything of a reliable source, do you?

That same show which was able to get the grand total of three customers lining up for their widely publicised stint on the alleged super-high-percentage YLOD failure rate. Three* - after hundreds of thousands of consoles had already been sold.

The one which had "self-declared Xbox fan with a regular column on Xbox gamer network Ian Lee"** do that stint with "PRAT" (PlayStation Repair Action Team - wwwoooohh!) in front of SCEE's HQ? Where he demonstrated that eleven (!)*** customers (out of hundreds of thousands around) ended up presenting themselves with their YLOD'ing consoles?

That show which decided YLOD deserved their undivided attention while RROD did not?

Yea. Fair and balanced eh? Like fox.

* https://youtu.be/E_ef8bDQktI?t=97
** https://youtu.be/E_ef8bDQktI?t=274
*** https://youtu.be/E_ef8bDQktI?t=397
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Iranian state TV accidentally airs Medal of Honor footage

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2 years ago

@Fragtaster with your answer. no problem. +1

(just a bit sick and tired of the continuous Russia-bashing on our MSM. Frequently and unscrupulously mentioning the Coventry-based one-man show SHRO as their source. Or that warmongering Turkey fool going by Erdogan. Without mentioning all the internationally searched-for criminals who get front-page coverage the moment they have something bad to say about the North-Eastern country and its current regime. Anyhows. I thought you were one numbly rehearsing "their" words. You don't seem to be.)
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2 years ago

@Eaton_Corvinus
Even if a supposed real-life footage of a sniper has headshot achievement icons?
they're probably using the Xbox AR hololense there. Direct achievements for direct kills.

damn. I hope the NSA is not reading this. I might give DARPA some ideas to keep soldiers "competitive" with each other. :(
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2 years ago

@Fragtaster
It also proves that even a few people in the gov-regulated (anti-west) russian news love MGS.
that line also shows how you are influenced by news passing reality as news.

but well. rt indeed made that MGS mistake, but it hardly is government-regulated.

I would have less of an issue with "the gov-regulated (anti-russian) western news."
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Watch a massive Elite: Dangerous fleet jump into hyperspace

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2 years ago

@DanB24
Still the most boring game money can buy though...
wait isn't that Halo? Or Uncharted? CoD? Or Battlefield?

You're making me confused there.
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Performance Analysis: Street Fighter 5 on PS4

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2 years ago

@DX12
1080p when it's very clear the ps4 on this title can't handle the game.A drop to 900p would make far more sense.
:lol:
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Performance Analysis: Hitman beta on PS4

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2 years ago

@I_Am_CatButler
apparently a study put the failure rate of 360s at 23.7%, PS3s at 10% and Wii at 2.7% after 2 years.
failure rate of 360 was above 50% (ask almost any which 360 owner - they have almost all gone through, even bought more than one console during its generation), PS3's nowhere near 10 (ask almost any which PS3 owner - they bought one), Wii probably lower than what you state.

about Cell? Why the reiteration of what I said as well? Fact is, it was a damned good processor in some respects. Especially built, from the ground up, for the players (pun intended).

anyhows. Been there - said it. Not going to be pulled in another argument again. Read my post history - there's plenty about the topic.

Thing is - these complaining about this gen offering fairly standard components - only have theirselves to blame. Or the dumb customer masses who favoured an ill-engineered platform over a future-proof one.
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2 years ago

@I_Am_CatButler
These consoles are low powered devices designed to survive years of intensive use. You need only look at the record breaking failure rates of last generations consoles
as long as this is being repeated is as long as I'll react to it.

Your last line is incorrect. It shouldn't be plural. There was only one console with record breaking failure rates - setting an example which will be difficult to match too, while the other had quite normal failure rates.

These consoles are low-powered. Last generation consoles? Only one was decidedly standard in its make-up (though it was unstable to boot). The other? It was jam-packed with forward-thinking, future-proof tech for a price less than a top-end mobile. Designed to last. Was its processor choice well-advised? You can debate on that. Fact is, in technical benchmarks, it still holds up its own after a decade.

Customers though, backed the ill-engineered, straightforward one and payed a plus for online. So this gen, both are low-powered. Both have paid-for online services.

Competition eh? Always a good thing! ;)
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You can now play Galaga on Xbox One

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2 years ago

@Arsecake_Baker that's faaaaaaaaarrrr from a faithful emulation.

the waves come way too quick, the enemies drop bombs like level 58 (after they had their initial slow run down the screen) and there's no challenging stage after level 2.

try mame - no need to get an Xbone for it.
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Not everyone's thrilled with Microsoft's Quantum Break PC announcement

MeBrains

2 years ago

I'll be 1,107 I guess. MS probably wants to use the number to attest how consumers really dig the Xbone. By pulling this stint, more will pre-order and that always is a good position to take towards the shareholders.

All that, while QB didn't really prove anything too. Good or bad? We still don't know. All hype for the time being.
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The Division has graphics settings we're not used to seeing on console

MeBrains

2 years ago

there's all sorts of graphical issue with the Xbox. I see prebaked lighting, prebaked shadows, a lack of HDR, missing textures (a LOT!) and reflections in pools or streaks of ice appear to match "reality" a lot better on PS4.

all by my untrained eye. glancing once at the 3:38 video. Stopping here and there.
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you don't?!

you must check the visors mateys. the shortcomings are damn obvious.
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2 years ago

@imt558
Explosions can torn frame on Xbone
there's all sorts of graphical issue with the Xbox. I see prebaked lighting, prebaked shadows, a lack of HDR, missing textures (a LOT!) and reflections in pools or streaks of ice appear to match "reality" a lot better on PS4.

Was this already tackled in a (previous) (beta) face-off? Or are we indeed lead to believe that, all things considered, "both are equal"?

edit: all by my untrained eye. glancing once at the 3:38 video. Stopping here and there.

edit 2: it has, here. So, indeed, we are lead to believe that both are to be considered equal with the comparison tool's screenshots almost all taken from cutscenes which, I believe, are streamed of disc. The moment real gameplay starts like in the clip above, differences, frankly, are huge!
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2 years ago

@KanevilPS_
I'm sorry but on consoles performance should be already taken care of unless this will enable something drastic like 60fps. I would bet though that this will let you get closer to a locked 30fps which is wrong and should already be at least a locked 30fps in my opinion.
@ChockysChild. I agree with you both.

I do not like the evolution. And to me, it seems like Ubisoft is in dire need of great* programmers when they have to start using solutions like this on fixed hardware in order to achieve the frametime necessary to provide a smooth experience. An option allowing the switch between a (set) 30fps and another (graphically reduced set) to 60fps might make sense.

* should Ubisoft programmers read that; I know how it sounds and I apologize for it. You are great programmers, and it probably will have been a management decision to include all that settings crap. Mgnt and MKT does want to say: "8x SSAA", "chromatic aberration" and all the other buzzword graphic technology printed on the box.
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Red Dead Redemption backwards compatible on Xbox One... for a few hours

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2 years ago

@schoozzzmmii
Given the Digital Foundry article showed that some games were released in a state which included slowdown (severe in the case of Halo Reach), it seems a bit presumptive to assume that slowdown will be fixed in Red Dead. Best wait for its actual release no?
that line indeed is presumptive given the state of affairs.

I'd say we need an article stating 10 reasons why not to preorder the order. Sorry, scrap that, 10 reasons why RDR's BC will likely have issues.

no?

:|
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The Fallout fan made to destroy his records for a refund

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2 years ago

@IronSoldier
- sees picture, notices hipster beard
- reads "...works over the other end of our office"
- wonders if hipster beards or loving Destiny are compulsory in office
vs

Just because you're evidently happy to stoop so low as to bandy about insults against a specific subculture as part of your childish fanboy prattling doesn't mean the rest of us are. For shame.

REPORTED.
one and the same ladies and gentlemen. one and the same. ;)
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Mirror's Edge Catalyst closed beta registration now live

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2 years ago

@Uncompetative
So good that it is almost more next-gen in appearance than the many visually compromised eighth generation games like Halo 5.
waw. I don't know what would happen if I would say something like that; yet, from the footage I have seen of the latter, I seem to have to agree.

ME:C looks quite ok. I got the original one, but, like eightbitboy, I never got into the controls. Maybe that's because I'm from the time I liked left-right to move and button to shoot. Even the hellish Defender was way too difficult for me. Now, getting older, I tend to prefer going back to basics - these rare times I end up playing games.
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