Shakey_Jake33

"People want a lot of answers"

Shakey_Jake33

4 days ago

Iím not sure that even younger users are going to be looking to the Ataribox for their social media.

Personally, Iíd be interested if they put games on there beyond merely the 2600. Jaguar games? ST? Sign me up.
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Sega confirms Shenmue remasters are finally happening

Shakey_Jake33

1 week ago

@Caldwell Save transferring might not happen anyway because Sega have nothing to do with Shenmue 3 aside from the IP.
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Microsoft announces new wave of backward compatible Original Xbox games for Xbox One

Shakey_Jake33

2 weeks ago

Panzer Dragoon Orta! :D
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Sega unleashes new Sonic Racing teaser

Shakey_Jake33

1 month ago

@PeteFlash I think Sonic Gems Collection didnít help. It was better in many ways - weather effects, draw distance etc. On the other hand, the transparency effect used to hide the draw distance was amazing for the hardware, and the same transparency effect used to make the transparent Radiant Emerald course was Segaís little 2 fingers to Mario Kart 64ís Rainbow Road. It was accepted fact that the Saturn couldnít do transparencies yet there it was, Jon Burton making an entire course transparent on that Saturn. The PC version removed all transparency effects and Gems Collection is a port of the PC game. The purpose of Radiant Emerald is lost.
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Shakey_Jake33

1 month ago

@Pierre2k The hatred is definitely retrospective. It recieved 93% in Rich Leadbetterís Sega Saturn Magazine and its quality was only really questioned when newer fans played Sonic Gems Collection.

At the time, it was a technical leap for Jon Burtonís Travellerís Tales coming from Sonic 3D.
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Shakey_Jake33

1 month ago

The critisism Sonic R gets is bizarre. Itís pretty darn fun, has character and pushed the hardware a lot - the fully transparent stage still looks amazing. The lack of content was the main issue.

I wouldnít mind an expanded Sonic R 2.
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The SD card and the vintage video game revolution

Shakey_Jake33

2 months ago

Not quite the same, but Iím playing Amiga games on my Vita right now. I have an Amiga and all those games, but as Iíve grown up my lifestyle and daily routine has changed, yet thankfully we now have the technology to make my hobby fit into my lifestyle.

Original hardware is great but doesnít offer the above solution. Having an Amiga 1200 in my hands still blows my mind.
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Oops, Sega released Yakuza 6 for free

Shakey_Jake33

2 months ago

Itís crazy how Sega are blaming people for this. THIS IS YOUR MISTAKE! People who proceed to order your game are not Ďhackingí.
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Microsoft shows off nearly two hours of upcoming Minecraft Bedrock Edition for Switch

Shakey_Jake33

2 months ago

@Piccadillio No, itís existing owners of that specific platform version.
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The retro gaming industry could be killing video game preservation

Shakey_Jake33

2 months ago

@djayjp The point is that being free to download doesnít mean itís free to use as you see fit. All software comes with a licence.

As a general rule, open source licences tend to be permissive. That means derivative works using that source code are bound by the same terms as the original work. What everybody fails to understand is that Snes9x is NOT GPL. It has a custom licence that prohibits commercial use. Their are a range of reasons why the devs might choose to do this (for example, multiple developers contributing to the work).
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Shakey_Jake33

2 months ago

@the_ewan Youíre mistaken. There are many types of open source licence, and the two most common (GPL and BSD) do permit commercial use. However, Snes9x and MAME explicitly prohibit commercial use. It depends on the licence.
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Dynasty Warriors 9 review - long-awaited reboot falls flat

Shakey_Jake33

2 months ago

@LaurencD Itís shocking that some Japanese developers still think that overscan protection is necessary in 2018.
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PS4 Pro and Xbox One X processors compared at the silicon level

Shakey_Jake33

2 months ago

My comment is being negged to hell, but seriously - if you dropped £420 quid for an X only to see it replaced within 2 years, surely youíd be a little more weary about mid-gen refreshes in the future?
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Shakey_Jake33

2 months ago

If the new consoles arrive in 2019, Iíll be darn glad I didnít touch those mid-gen refreshes.
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PS4 Pro's new super-sampling tested: big boosts for 1080p users

Shakey_Jake33

2 months ago

The elephant in the room is that this should have been there in the first place. It feels like a missed opportunity to not put greater emphasis on the benefits of the Pro for 1080p users right from the start.

Still, itís inclusion should only be celebrated.
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For the first time, Evo won't have a Marvel game

Shakey_Jake33

3 months ago

Iím not into fighters that much, but it impresses me that 2 different Smash Bros games make the cut every year!
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Switch Bayonetta 2 is a turbo-charged Wii U port

Shakey_Jake33

3 months ago

Given the difference in screen sizes, I honestly wouldnít mind the visuals to be paired back a little in portable mode in order to match the performance of docked mode.
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PlayStation 4 hacked: pirate software available, more PS2 titles running

Shakey_Jake33

3 months ago

The biggest limitation with this is that you will never be able to play a game that requires a firmware above 4.05 due to how the encryption works.

4.05 is already over a year old.
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Where do downloadable games go when they die?

Shakey_Jake33

3 months ago

Itís been said, but as much as we hate piracy we better hope that games are being archived by somebody while they are still still available to avoid them disappearing for good
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Nintendo Switch announcement tonight to reveal "new interactive experience"

Shakey_Jake33

3 months ago

Itís Kinect, right?
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Meltdown and Spectre: does patching your PC impact game performance?

Shakey_Jake33

3 months ago

Any plans to test older processors? Us Haswell users will reportedly be hit the hardest.
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Dragon Ball FighterZ is the perfect winter pick-me-up

Shakey_Jake33

3 months ago

I love Dragon Ball, but people need to calm down criticising the author. Being an Arc System Works Game it may potentially be played by people with fighting game experience rather than Dragon Ball experience. Iím interested to see how others take to our long, convulated series! Iíve watched every Dragon Ball series and film yet still get confused over the timeline.
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Shakey_Jake33

3 months ago

Itís been said, but this not coming to Switch really winds me up. We got a port of Xenoverse 2 instead.
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Redout on Xbox One X falls short of the PS4 Pro experience

Shakey_Jake33

4 months ago

@Brainflowers Probably. Itís been pretty hyped for a year or two. Switch port was announced almost a year ago.
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Nintendo's wonderful Miiverse has been preserved for posterity by enterprising internet archivists

Shakey_Jake33

4 months ago

@Diji1 is it a bad idea?
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Fans have created a full 80-level sequel to New Super Mario Bros DS

Shakey_Jake33

4 months ago

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Wolfenstein 2 being converted to Switch by the talented Doom port team

Shakey_Jake33

4 months ago

@nefuratios Yea, I certainly am. I got about 2/3 through the PC version but ultimately struggled to find the time. Itís been a treat to play through the game during my commute to and from work.

And there are people who donít have time to play it on another format in the first place. Thatís the point.
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Shakey_Jake33

4 months ago

@nefuratios Because not everybody is disappointed. There is a large audience of people like me who want to enjoy the same games as everybody else but donít have the time at home to do so.

The Switch is finally delivering on that promise. It doesnít matter that the ports are cut back - we understand that is the price to pay. I LOVE the fact that devs are pushing the limit on what can be achieved on the hardware.

Honestly, I donít particularly want bespoke experiences - handhelds have been lumbered with those for decades. I donít want the Switch to be a 3DS 2.
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Shakey_Jake33

4 months ago

Iím not sure what people are missing about Doom on the Switch.

If you have time to play it on a proper console or PC, this port isnít for you. If youíre mainly going to play it on the TV, this port isnít for you.

Conversely, if you donít have much gaming time at home for whatever reason, this port is for you. If you are mainly a handheld gamer, this port is for you. If you like to play games on the couch while the rest of the family use the TV, this port is for you.

Criticism of the price is absolutely valid. Criticising the port for what it is seems to missing the point, however.
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Shakey_Jake33

4 months ago

I really like Doom on the Switch as somebody who never had time to play it on the PC. The Switch version made me realise that the best graphics in the world donít matter as much as actually having the time to play a game.

If Wolfenstein ends up in the same ballpark as Doom on the Switch, I donít mind the cutbacks.
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Nintendo Switch hits 10m sales in nine months

Shakey_Jake33

4 months ago

@Waywell I was going to point that out. It's surprising how many people get that grammar point wrong because the word 'argue' carries negative connotations.
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The history of bleem!

Shakey_Jake33

4 months ago

Bleem overreached. Actually selling an emulator for a then-current machine was always going to bite them in the arse.

It's a little easier these days for major emulators such as Dolphin, Cemu, RPCS3 etc. getting funding through the likes of Patreon. Not suggesting that this makes them for-profit, simply that it helps maintain development. Directly selling the product opens yourself up to problems. Even RPCS3 had problems recently with Atlus for using Persona 5 imagery, and they are literally free and open source using no copyrighted code.
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Xbox One backwards compatibility: how does it actually work?

Shakey_Jake33

4 months ago

@ektoraskalderis if they're cloud saves, yes.
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Shakey_Jake33

4 months ago

@SvennoJ it's a good point, but I was thinking a little more broadly - pretty much every backwards compatible title can be purchased from the store. Obscure games suddenly selling again. Only a handful of games receive remastered treatment.
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Shakey_Jake33

4 months ago

@porkfiend Did you throw away your DVDs when you bought your Blu-Ray player?
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Shakey_Jake33

4 months ago

It's a shame that Sony aren't interested in some level of backwards compatibility. Obviously PS3 is out of the question but they evidently have a PS2 emulator based on the existing PS2 Classics and a PS1 emulator is obviously perfectly possible. Microsoft have demonstrated that it makes business sense to make the back catalogue available for purchase.

I have no platform biases - I have a PS4, Xbox One, Switch and PC. But I look forward to seeing which 360 games will suddenly become playable on my Xbox One this week, and I've picked up more than a few classics that I missed out on first time. My Xbox One is becoming a bit of a retro box with stuff like Daytona, Shinobi, Golden Axe, Radiant Silvergun, Ikaruga, Virtual On, Virtua Fighter 2 etc. Great stuff.
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Your Amiga games are likely dying

Shakey_Jake33

4 months ago

@elfergos I bet your post only got negged because they only read the first half. :)
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Shakey_Jake33

4 months ago

@Rogueywon From an archival perspective, the later re-releases aren't really relevant because it's all about perfect 1:1 backups of the original discs. Even the blank data on the discs is archived.

People who actually want to play the games would actually do better with the 'defaced' cracked versions (or later GoG releases in the case of PC). The objectives are quite different.
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Shakey_Jake33

4 months ago

@mgnoodle it applies to all storage mediums, tape, cartridges, CD, DVD and Blu-Ray included. They all lose their data.

Piracy is bad but let's hope somebody is archiving everything.
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Shakey_Jake33

4 months ago

@Manny2000 I dare you to go to the World of Commodore 2017 convention that was held just this week and say that. :)

I see what point you're driving at, but even the poor ports are an important part of the history of a computer, console, and gaming in general. All ports have their own unique backgrounds to their development, quirks, and hold huge emotional value for people - often more than the original arcade games.
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Outlast 1 and 2 hit Nintendo Switch early 2018

Shakey_Jake33

5 months ago

@digriz666 It's a dev kit. It can do funky stuff like force docked mode speeds in portable mode.
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Switch's Resident Evil Revelations is best played in mobile mode

Shakey_Jake33

5 months ago

Curiously, the Vita version is only bad due to a decision by Capcom to clock the GPU lower than most Vita games. You can increase the clock speed using a CFW and it runs quite nicely.
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GoldenEye speedrunner breaks 15-year-old Dam record

Shakey_Jake33

5 months ago

Do people not remember opening CVG and reading the speed lap times? This is fundimentally the same thing.
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Shakey_Jake33

5 months ago

Some people here need to get the stick out of their arse.

I'm not into speedrunning either, but he is. Nice run.
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In defence of Oblivion

Shakey_Jake33

5 months ago

Oblivion was the first game of this type that I got into. Being so used to JRPGs, it was a massive adjustment to not having a predefined path, and the freedom to decide for myself what I did next. Oblivion of course still revolved around quests, but the plot freedom was new and overwhelming. I think I forced myself to play it for around 50 hours before it clicked and I finally loved it, possibly even during that Shivering Isles expansion. Now, I've played Skyrim, Fallout 3, Witcher 3 and the like and love them, but I owe that to Oblivion.

True sandbox games still baffle me, having literally no 'objective'. I bought Minecraft this year and still don't understand what I'm supposed to do. A fault in myself, not the game.
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Inside FIFA 18's Weekend League, the gruelling mode that's consuming players' lives

Shakey_Jake33

5 months ago

@Faktor114 That's a slightly poor analogy. If a company did indeed erect a large spike outside your house for arbitrary reasons and people did become impaled upon it it, it would indeed be the company themselves who are liable.
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Valkyria Chronicles 4 announced for Nintendo Switch

Shakey_Jake33

5 months ago

@redcrayon I'm in the same boat. I'm often bewildered when people say that massive, epic games should only be played on a TV. Quite the opposite, with a game that long and time-consuming I need to be able to play it anywhere!
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Pokťmon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon review

Shakey_Jake33

5 months ago

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Sounds like Microsoft's revamped Xbox Avatars won't launch until next year

Shakey_Jake33

5 months ago

Not trying to be 'that guy' who craps on everything they're not personally interested, but I wonder how much of an interest there is in this kind of thing anymore. Sony obviously ditched Home long ago and even Nintendo have been downplaying Miis.

Personally, avatars are like user icons - that annoying faff that I have to quickly skip through just to make a new user account or set up a new console. It's not like you're ever going to be able to shoot a player avatar in Call of Duty or slice them with a sword in Skyrim.
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Doom's 'impossible' Switch port analysed in depth

Shakey_Jake33

5 months ago

Been playing this all day. Drawbacks aside, this is a glorious achievement and a serious answer to the question of whether or not the Switch can handle current gen games. People who primarily play their games docked may as well grab this for another format, but as a portable game it's great. It's Doom, that I can play on the train.

Even the multiplayer comes out tops on the Switch where there not much else to choose from. Panic Button have tried hard to keep feature parity with the other versions making it a great multiplayer game on the sofa. Online multiplayer on a portable is still sorta surreal. And you can invite friends! Take note EA.
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