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World of silence: Lumines' brilliance remains revolutionary

Psiloc

1 week ago

@gabloammar It’s “addictive”. “Addicting” is only accepted in the US, and even then I’m pretty sure it’s considered slang.
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Psiloc

1 week ago

World of Silence, creepin' sightless time
Port of sadness, sleepin' flightless mind
World of silence, blinkin' farthest light
Road of brightness, I will get there
And shinin'

Unbearable pain melt into the rain
Find the stilly ray of light

Oh I push my way through the crowd
Now hear the sound of the ground
Oh I push my way though the crowd
Just start at dawn from the clouds
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How Firewatch helped a 14-year-old save a historically important tower

Psiloc

2 months ago

Just FYI that’s not quite the game breaking spoiler it seems. It’s one of those games where the player is a step ahead of the main character, or at least that’s how it was for me.

Bit of a shame it seems to have tarnished the article for people because I really enjoyed it.
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Microsoft pulls PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds ad which ripped off fan

Psiloc

4 months ago

I can't believe how many people are rallying to the original artist. When people copy works from publishers to make their own take of a game in more advanced game engines for example and are taken down by the owners of the IP, there is public outcry. Now an ad agency takes a concept (possibly Microsoft) and makes an ad that is very similar, granted, but also very different from the original (and arguably worst) and people won't defend them. It's bullshit. If you don't want your ideas taken and reused fairly, DON'T POST THEM ON THE INTERNET!! This ad concept can be used over and over with any game really and it's quite nice. Sony could do the very same and no one could technically stop them. So simmer down everyone. No one has been wronged here. The ad agency could be overly generous and thank him for the idea now the cat's out of the bag, but that's really all, and it seems that's all he or she wants anyways.
So what exactly is your problem then?
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Mother defends 14-year-old son sued by Epic over Fortnite cheat video

Psiloc

5 months ago

I think an important point here is that this would have gone no further had the accused not stupidly fought the DMCA takedown, leaving Epic with little alternative. I mean seriously, don't poke the fucking fire mate.
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Project Cars 2's upgrades have a different focus on Xbox One X

Psiloc

5 months ago

Sounds like an unoptimised patch to me. Performance shouldn’t struggle this much to only just best the Pro graphically?
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In defence of Oblivion

Psiloc

5 months ago

@Malek86 Apparently! No excuse then, I was just a gullible tit.
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Psiloc

5 months ago

The game that got me into PC gaming. Boss showed it me on his rig and my draw dropped - the lighting, the physics and the level of freedom were all completely alien to me as a console gamer.

A few months and four figures later, they announce it for the 360 for £250 all in. Never did the gaming PC thing again.
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Valve unveils plans to tackle Steam review bombers

Psiloc

5 months ago

@ambershee It depend on your definition of “excessive” and “abnormal patterns” I suppose. I wouldn’t be so quick to condemn it though.
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Psiloc

5 months ago

@ambershee The first change is "a new method of calculating the helpfulness of each review". This method will assess users' helpful reviews and gives more weight to those who follow a normal pattern of rating. "Accounts that rate an excessive number of reviews on an individual game will see the weight of each individual rating count for less and less," writes Valve.
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EA is buying Titanfall developer Respawn Entertainment

Psiloc

6 months ago

EA shutters Respawn in ‘corporate restructure’, staff form new studio

- Actual EG headline from 2019
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Can Xbox One X really run Quantum Break at 4K?

Psiloc

7 months ago

I'm actually failing to understand how the game is struggling so much. Internally the X1X is essentially a super charged X1, right? Same architecture but better? So how is the game only getting to 1440p with performance drops?

I mean OK, the patch isn't finished yet, but I genuinely don't see what kind of optimisation they could have missed to get such underwhelming performance if it's the exact same console but with better hardware...? You'd think the same code would scale straight up.

Not trying to be an arse. I genuinely don't get it. Although, that "3840 x 2160" mislabelling in the settings is pretty iffy.
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There's an ugly Call of Duty PlayStation 4

Psiloc

7 months ago

To be honest I think most of these special edition things are hideous.

This one is particularly ghastly though.
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Check out Sonic Mania's bonus stages and time attack mode in action

Psiloc

9 months ago

henrys777 wrote:
....all this info without mentioning where they came from: sonic 2 and sonic cd. how enlightening.
Heh, you might want to get your own facts right before getting on your high horse.
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WWE 2K18 for Switch marks series' return to Nintendo after five years

Psiloc

10 months ago

Obligatory comment about obligatory comments about obligatory comments.
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Final Fantasy 12 The Zodiac Age review

Psiloc

10 months ago

Looking forward to this. Never fully gelled with it before despite repeated attempts, but I can really see the changes making a good difference.

I also now know not to treat Vaan as the main character, I'd never really looked at it like that before! Balthier it is.
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PlayStation to sponsor London Pride 2017

Psiloc

11 months ago

PlayStation has announced it will sponsor this year's London Pride, with the hashtag #forALLthegamers.
Players, not gamers :)
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PlayStation 3 production finally shut down

Psiloc

11 months ago

More than 80m PS3 consoles have been sold since launch - leaving it almost level with Xbox 360, despite Microsoft's console having got off to a far stronger start.
Not to nitpick, but isn't the consensus that the PS3 actually ended slightly ahead of the 360? Pretty much every source apart from Wikipedia says so, and if you did get your information from the Wiki article notice the ">83.8 million" thing, making the ranking slightly misleading. The notes for the figures are important.

Whatever anyway, I think "too close to call" sums it up.
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Minecraft will patch parrots to protect real-life pets

Psiloc

11 months ago

Pretty sure Polly by Nirvana is a song about a brutal rape, rather than an actual parrot...
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The Fifth Element and the best way of finding out about something

Psiloc

12 months ago

Reminds me of the build up to Advent Children. It was seven or eight years after this so I won't claim it was anything to do with the infancy of the web, but the way that project evolved (it was originally a proof-of-concept short before organically developing into a movie) combined with the naivety of early teendom, and most importantly, how revisiting a FF game like this was completely unheard of, means that all of this sounds awfully familiar to anyone who visited the adventchildren.net forums.

The part about wilfully misleading ourselves made me smile in recognition.
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Inside the next Xbox: Project Scorpio tech revealed

Psiloc

1 year ago

Sounds expensive...
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Wonder Boy 3 remake introduces new playable lead: Wonder Girl

Psiloc

1 year ago

With powers comparable to Wonder Boy.
Supoib.
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Castlevania: Symphony of the Night turns 20 today

Psiloc

1 year ago

I actually played this for the first time not 12 months ago. I'd always avoided it, thinking my tastes were more toward the linear, simple Castlevania IV.

You know how the rest goes. Absolutely stunning game. If anyone reading this harboured similar reservations the past 20 years - no, no, no. Play it. Reading about it doesn't do it justice because it's greater than the sum of its parts.

...well maybe not the voice acting, but y'know.
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SNES preservation project "dead" after $10k of games lost in the post

Psiloc

1 year ago

Yeah maybe don't send a $10,000 parcel uninsured...

Also, assuming these ROMs aren't already out there (wha?) wouldn't it have made more sense to send the ROM dumping equipment to Frankfurt, rather than sending hundreds of games to the US?

EDIT: Sounds like the insurance was there, but was a little inadequate. What a shame :(. Still, I would like to know the logic behind sending the rare games around the world rather than the equipment; sounds like a cock up to me. I doubt he'll do that again!
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Fallout 4 on PS4 Pro: the upgrade we've been waiting for?

Psiloc

1 year ago

@samharper The Pro patch is smoother than the base PS4. You're getting confused with boost mode.
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Platinum's Turtles game delisted from Steam, PSN and Xbox

Psiloc

1 year ago

Publishers really need to start negotiating lifetime licenses for digital distribution if its ever going to become the norm.
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Final Fantasy 15 is a decent attempt at an impossible job

Psiloc

1 year ago

Lovely article.

And you make an important point. Ask five Final Fantasy fans which ones they loved and which ones they hated and you'll get five different answers. XV, whether you love it or hate it, belongs in the conversation, and after ten years thats all anyone was asking for.
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The Wii U a failure? Far from it

Psiloc

1 year ago

@porkface

But to someone like myself who's gorged on its string of exclusives, oddities and cult classics, it's easily been Nintendo's finest console since the SNES.
Agree completely, and it's ironic that the majority calling out this statement as "rose-tinted" are probably objecting due to the N64 like 99% of its games aren't spectacularly dated.
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Digital Foundry vs Skyrim Special Edition

Psiloc

2 years ago

For the heck of it, I'd quite enjoy a PS4/PS3 head to head video.
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Nintendo Switch has a 6.2" 720p multi-touch screen

Psiloc

2 years ago

It's the right move. While us lot can turn our noses up at touchscreen controls, the first thing a child of the 21st century is going to do when given one of these is try to touch the screen. At least the message seems to be that it's a gamepad-centric system at its core.
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Bethesda's anti-consumer review policy comes as no surprise

Psiloc

2 years ago

@Return-of-Jafar They didn't say they're going to stop reviewing AAA games, they're just going to do it properly even if it takes a bit longer. It's hardly "having their cake and eating it", they're actually taking a decent gamble for the sake of journalistic integrity.

You've completely misread the situation IMO.
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Nintendo refuses to say whether Switch has a touchscreen

Psiloc

2 years ago

I'm not expecting a touchscreen. It would completely break the TV mode and render the dock useless.

Perhaps if they add one and say to developers "only use it very, very sparingly" then maybe, but that starts to defeat the point.
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Face-Off: Rise of the Tomb Raider on PS4

Psiloc

2 years ago

@cloudskipa Who doesn't use the right analogue stick to aim? It's still an issue worth mentioning in my book.
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Report: Oculus Rift creator Palmer Luckey secretly funded pro-Trump meme website

Psiloc

2 years ago

@Fourfoldroot Because supporting Trump is doing something wrong. I'm going to be very impressed if you can re-frame this as an ethical, altruistic thing.
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And that's that for fan game Pokémon Uranium

Psiloc

2 years ago

I'm left wondering whether you can talk to your Pokémon.
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Life after console generations has one big upside

Psiloc

2 years ago

I agree that this is the definite upside to the end of console generations, but there's still a big "if" over whether it pans out. I think the vast difference in power between the One and the Scorpio means that forward compatibility is going to go by the wayside sooner or later, especially in the future when "Scorpio 2" begins to loom. It'd be like a AAA PC game coming out now that still runs on a Pentium 3. I can see the Neo keeping this promise though for the simple reason that it's less of an upgrade.

Backwards compatibility at least should be more of a possibility which is more important in this context. Just a shame that there's nothing that can be done to improve the situation with all the generations that came before.
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Sounds like we won't get a Mass Effect trilogy remaster

Psiloc

2 years ago

Does Peter Moore employ too many rhetorical questions? Yes he does.
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Kingsglaive isn't a great movie, but it's a good intro to Final Fantasy 15's fascinating new world

Psiloc

2 years ago

@matthewhaycock Yep. Was much better all round really. I don't know if it was just lower expectations the second time around, but in my mind the two versions are the difference between a good and bad film. That's how much I prefer it.
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Psiloc

2 years ago

@AoifeLockhart Still remember vehemently arguing on there that "cloaked wheelchair man" was Sephiroth. I have absolutely no recollection what my thought process was...
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Psiloc

2 years ago

@AoifeLockhart If you were somewhat disappointed in AC, it's worth taking a look at the Complete version if you haven't already. Lots more character development, improved translation and more logical pacing. I much prefer it to the original DVD version.

Were you a regular on adventchildren.net by any chance?
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Watch: Johnny is really terrible at the Sega Aladdin game

Psiloc

2 years ago

Oh dear. The Genie/hourglass is your health bar. You're rushing for no reason - there's no timer. I have no idea why they changed the health bar from the Megadrive version which was way less confusing.

Also you made that jump from the pole way harder than it needed to be. Just drop straight down (after killing the dude) to land on a path right below you. THEN jump across the collapsing platforms.
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After a flood of negative feedback, Pokémon Go's developer is finally ready to talk

Psiloc

2 years ago

They've admitted that the built in tracking is broken (has been for some time) and they're fixing it. What else can they do?

I'm certain at least some of this outrage is people being pissed off that they can't cheat any more. Sorry, but the makers clearly think that being given GPS directions to the nearest rare Pokemon spoils the game, and I'm inclined to agree.
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Pokémon Go players erupt in anger after fan tools forced offline

Psiloc

2 years ago

Best comment I read on Twitter: "I caught nearly everything using PokeVision and GPS spoofing, and now after this update I can't do EITHER!"

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People think the Mario & Sonic Rio Olympics game shouts a really bad word

Psiloc

2 years ago

Yeah I hear it too.

The Japanese have a lot of varied vocalisations and sometimes these remain in the dubbed version; play any voice acted Final Fantasy and you'll hear lots of "gyahs", "kyahs", "hms" and "tchs". My guess would be it's an unfortunate coincidence.
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The Kinect wind-down continues as Xbox Fitness is retired

Psiloc

2 years ago

'Microsoft has announced plans to "sunset" Xbox Fitness'.

So it turns out that people using "sunset" as a verb is irritating as hell, then.
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E3 made me the twisted monster I am today

Psiloc

2 years ago

Sounds like your problem is with Xbox more than E3...
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The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt patch 1.2 adds enemy level-scaling and a lot more

Psiloc

2 years ago

@PinktotheLast It's not as high fantasy as Oblivion or Skyrim, and the characters are far more down to earth and believable.

It's arguably more a period game with a fantasy twist than vice versa.
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PS4 passes 40m sales milestone

Psiloc

2 years ago

That picture of Kaz has really done some legwork.
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Mighty No. 9's new trailer isn't going down well

Psiloc

2 years ago

The words "storm" and "teacup" spring to mind.
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More powerful Xbox One planned for 2017 - report

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2 years ago

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