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Nintendo Classic Mini NES is being discontinued

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1 year ago

@rarefu They've always been very touchy and over protective when it comes to piracy. Much more so than others.
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1 year ago

@rarefu More likely because it has been hacked to fuck
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1 year ago

@scottjamesholland Difference is they're the ones with the rights to sell/use their roms however they like. Random joe internet isn't. Every retro game compilation that has ever been sold is using emulation.
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Embattled Sinclair ZX Spectrum Vega Plus delayed again

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1 year ago

Why would anyone even want one of these? Playing Spectrum games with a D-pad and 4 buttons, sacrilege.
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Nintendo gives Switch Joy-Con wireless connectivity advice, warns of nearby fish tanks

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1 year ago

So dont put it anywhere in or near your average house and its fine.
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The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild review

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1 year ago

Any info on how the Wii U version runs?
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Mafia 3's in-game statement on its depiction of racism

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2 years ago

@riceNpea Disclaimers in general have got out of hand. two particular gems I've seen on TV are "The following programe contains scenes of mild peril" before and episode of Buffy and "The following programe contains anti-social behaviour" before some reality TV show following police around.
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Here are your Battlefield 1 PC system requirements

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2 years ago

@TheShepherd Around the recommended level, probably slightly over. The 980 is around the same performance as the proper 6GB GTX 1060. Whereas the recommended card is the slightly slower 3GB version.

Edit: I was so tempted to just say in a PCI-E slot.
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2 years ago

@Bullett00th Nope, they pulled that minimum spec out of their arse. You'll be fine. The I5 6600 is way closer to the recommended CPU than it is to the AMD CPU listed in the minimum spec. Even the recommended is questionable, its doubtful it really needs one of the most powerful CPU's on the market outside the extreme range.
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2 years ago

Have to agree about the minimum specs being complete BS. The minimum intel CPU is leagues ahead of the minimum AMD one.
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The Last Guardian delayed again

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2 years ago

@ShiftyGeezer Which is exactly the kind of problems the other poster was curious about. It's been far from a typical development cycle so is hardly fair to dismiss curiosity about it as "that's software".
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2 years ago

@ShiftyGeezer While true, entire trilogies have been released while this one game has been in development.
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The THQ name lives again as Nordic Games rebrands

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2 years ago

@jeepers also ate a sandwich
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Ex-Ubisoft devs' crowdfunded RPG ReRoll has been cancelled

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2 years ago

@HelloNo The Allison Road developers have no need whatsoever to be open. They didn't take and waste any crowdfunding money.
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Those annoying Windows 10 upgrade notifications will finally go away for good

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2 years ago

@DozyKipper You don't. If you get the new PC before the cut off date you can just use the free upgrade process again. Afterwards you'll have to buy it or use your older version of windows again.
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GOG launches an early access program with "no questions asked" refunds

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2 years ago

@Calverz Steam doesn't have to always be online or check in online once a day like they wanted to do with the Xbone.
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Sony says sorry for PSN falling over with 1-day Plus extension

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2 years ago

I've seen people mention that redeeming this code also re-enables auto renewal if it was off. So best to check if you dont want your PS+ to auto renew when it expires.
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Oculus founder Palmer Luckey: "We don't make money on the Rift"

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2 years ago

@jetsetwillie Agreed, but I also think someone in his position should know better than to use inflamatory phrasing. He could have just as easily said, it's expensive to make and we are selling it at the best price we can.
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2 years ago

@jetsetwillie By knowing people think the price is too high and then using terms like "obscenely cheap". Its not always what you say, its how you say it.
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Elder Scrolls Online Irish customer service office closed and 300 jobs lost - report

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2 years ago

@arcam only for MMO's.
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Final Fantasy 7 remake is episodic

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2 years ago

Turning a story not designed for it into multiple parts is not a good thing for the game. It really breaks up the flow of the story, with cuts where non were intended. Just look at something like Dreamfall Chapters, despite the name conceived as a single game then broken up. It completely ruined the flow of an otherwise decent story and included episodes ending in very abrupt places.
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Eagle-eyed Steam users rewarded for reading small print

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3 years ago

Reminds me of the time Gamestation added in a clause that you give them ownership of your immortal soul to their EULA. IIRC they gave out some vouchers to people who noticed.
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Apple is removing games from people's purchase history

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3 years ago

@Phattso Not everyone downloads the latest OS update. Plenty of people will still be using devices they would work fine on. They should leave it in the download history and pop up a warning message if you try to download and are using an incompatible version of IOS.
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PlayStation Plus October line-up revealed

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3 years ago

@riceNpea No, I dont mind people refering to them as free when generally discussing them. But when discussing their value the cost has to be a factor. If someone is saying bad games are ok because they are free when they're not actually free at all it makes a difference. Especially on PS3 and Vita where the games are the main part of the sub.
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3 years ago

@ROCK-NYC They're not free they're part of the cost of the subscription. With your reasoning all the movies on netflix are FREE too.
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3 years ago

@Kables Not played super meat boy but heard good things. However Broken Age is mediocre at best. Part 1 was great but part 2 was borderline awful.
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Trine 3 dev says "future of the series is now in question"

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3 years ago

Well they've just shot themselves in the foot with regards to future sales. A cliffhanger ending and now they are saying no plans for DLC and the future of the series is in doubt. So they're basically saying, we didn't finish the story and probably never will, have fun.
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Nintendo asked Burnout dev to make Wii U F-Zero

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3 years ago

@Drakos A company can't just drop work they've been paid to do just because they would prefer to do another. Also NFS games sell extremely well, significantly better than any F-Zero game has.

Edit: Stranded87 beat me too it
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Guild Wars 2 community reacts angrily to Heart of Thorns expansion pricing

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3 years ago

@Sousuke_Sagara while thats more or less right, it's also because the FAQ previously stated you needed the base game to use the expansion. Which could have led people planning on getting the expansion to buy it ahead of time. I think its more that people don't like feeling misled more than anything.
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Fallout 4 is real and it's being revealed tomorrow

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3 years ago

Fallout 3 Remastered
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GAME Marketplace lets third-parties sell their products

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3 years ago

@BigDannyH Markup on consoles is tiny. They make the money on games,peripherals,guides,etc. They sell the hardware in the hope people will also buy games. Take the games out of the picture and they really have no reason to sell the consoles. Tbh they probably couldn't even afford to stay in business only selling hardware. If Sony/MS push customers too hard towards digital it wont be in retailers interests to sell consoles.
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3 years ago

@BigDannyH They don't want to piss off retail because they need them to sell hardware.
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Suikoden and Suikoden 2 out on PSN in Europe today

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3 years ago

@Mr-Writer The single accounts are nothing to do with making it secure, the PSP could also only have one PSN account on it. The reason it has not been hacked yet will be a mix of better encryption and lack of interest by the hackers. Also as much as they are disliked the proprietary memory cards may have something to do with it too.
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Hearthstone for Android tablets begins global rollout

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3 years ago

In a correction to my earlier post it seems it is compatible with Hudl 2. I guess they'd just not completely finished getting it set up on the UK store when I checked last time. Not tried it yet so no idea on performance but fingers crossed it will be smoother than on Ipad 2.
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3 years ago

Not compatible with the Hudl 2.
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Jade Raymond leaves Ubisoft after a decade

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4 years ago

@FuzzyDuck I don't think she was involved with AC3. Only 1 and 2.
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Pinball FX2 Xbox One release date set

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4 years ago

@vast Thats the publishers choice not Sony's. The difference is that MS wont allow it even when the developer/publisher want to do it.
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999 is coming to iOS without puzzles

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4 years ago

I'm glad they're doing this. I want to see what happens in this before playing VLR that I got through PS+. But don't want to have to buy the DS version or have to spend too long on it.
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Saints Row 4 PC and Company of Heroes 2 are free to play this weekend

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4 years ago

@Jmog Its free to play this weekend and cheap if you want to buy it to play forever. Both the headline and article are not worded well imo.
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GOG launches money-back guarantee for technical issues

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4 years ago

@todohogar Most modern games are not significantly more fiddly thn the current consoles. however most games GoG sells are significantly older than 4-5 years old. Their speciality is getting old games not designed for modern versions of windows running on them.
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PlayStation 4 doesn't support 3D Blu-rays

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5 years ago

Is there anything these new console DO support at launch?
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Stunning Star Citizen in-engine 4K resolution gameplay released

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5 years ago

@techtech Its current ETA is Dec 2014. I imagine it will be a lot like the original crysis where nobody can run it maxed out on release.
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Xbox One's headset adapter delayed until 2014

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5 years ago

@cloudskipa It may not have had a publicly announced date but a company like turtle beach who is buying them in bulk for a retail product would have been given one.
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Nintendo 2DS hands-on

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5 years ago

@7M7 iirc hairline fractures on the hinge was a DS lite was a common problem and often occured with normal use.
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Microsoft kills game ownership and expects us to smile

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5 years ago

@zootle No idea but I tested it out around a minute before I posted. I disconnected the PC from the net, then put steam into offline mode and every game currently installed ran fine. Steam did used to need to be online to switch to offline mode but that was years ago.
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5 years ago

@zootle Actually yes you can switch to offline mode without a net connection on steam. So long as the game has been run at least once online it will work offline.
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Lionhead teases Fable 1 HD remake for Xbox 360

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5 years ago

@Negotiator1 dont you mean his cube?
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Mojang's Scrolls goes into open beta 3rd June, costs 13

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5 years ago

@midnight_walker You get the full game when its finished too. you just get the play the beta versions in the mean time. It's exactly what he did with minecraft.
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Parents refused refund by Apple after son spends 1700 on free iPad game

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5 years ago

@null disabling parentel control without supervising the child does. They knew enought to set it up in the first place so they weren't completely ignorant of the risk.
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5 years ago

@Gaiduku true but why should apple pay for that mistake? It was the parents mistake they should live with the consequences. If mistakes don't carry consequences nobody ever learns anything. You can bet they wont do it again now.
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