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World of silence: Lumines' brilliance remains revolutionary

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2 weeks ago

Ugh, seriously? The writer is apparently from the UK and yet uses the word "addicting".
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How the developers of Driveclub survived the end of Evolution

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1 month ago

@Megaspacer There's a couple of people over at Sumo Digital.
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Up to 40% off Logitech accessories today

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1 month ago

@dominalien "Originally over 300" != 300
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PUBG becomes Xbox One sensation surpassing 3 million players in a month

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3 months ago

@kosigan Be fair - that's what most mainstream people actually bought the Wii for anyway.
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Amazon UK customers furious as Xbox One X pre-orders fail to arrive

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6 months ago

Mine's just been delayed by a day (possibly - the email sounds uncertain). Not a massive issue on the face of it except there's no way I can be here tomorrow to receive it and after taking today off to make sure I was here it's a touch ridiculous.
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Star Wars Battlefront 2 has a loot crate problem

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7 months ago

@bad09 Yeah I'm ordinarily one of the "ignore them, they're optional" crowd - most of you who get your knickers in a twist over this stuff (and it's always the same people) don't have much of an argument because it's usually for cosmetic fluff (or the game hands out enough in-game currency/content drops that it doesn't matter).

In this instance though you're absolutely right to be annoyed. Let's see if they make changes in time for the full release (or get forced to pretty rapidly post-release).
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Horizon Zero Dawn: the making of PS4 Pro's best 4K game

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9 months ago

Great looking game.

Except for the water. GTA V had a far more convincing water effect (on Xbox 360) and that's four years old.
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Crash magazine returns with a crowdfunded annual

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9 months ago

Backed
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Final Fantasy 7 Remake development moved in-house at Square Enix

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11 months ago

@esdubu Totally, but the press and most of the public fell for it like utter mugs.

Still prefer my PS4 to the Xbox, but the way everyone said Sony won E3 2015 off the back of a whole bunch of vaporware was pretty ridiculous.
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Nintendo Switch unlocks a hidden menu screen when you own lots of games

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1 year ago

/stealth "we've got Snake Pass and the review is incoming" article
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Tritton Katana HD wireless headset review

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2 years ago

@plysovej_kaktus Up to 15 hours from a single charge (and you can charge whilst you play if you need to). Microphone quality is great - everyone has no trouble understanding what I say to them when I'm using the Katana.

Saw some questions about previous gen compatibility in this thread - PS3 is fine (works the same as PS4). For Xbox 360 you'll need a 3.5mm to 2.5mm lead still to connect to the pad (not provided) and because Xbox 360 only outputs stereo through the HDMI port it's not the ideal source.

Disclaimer - I work for Mad Catz.
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The Tetris movie is a trilogy because "it's just a big story"

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2 years ago

@frightlever They did, kind of - it's called Game Of Thrones
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Guitar Hero Live failed to do the business, too

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2 years ago

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Execs resign at Rock Band 4 co-publisher Mad Catz on eve of financial results

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2 years ago

The stock situation on the adapter for the Xbox One was only a problem around launch - they've been pretty much in stock consistently for months now:

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Rock-Band-Adapter-Xbox-One/dp/B014IGRBTO/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1455040527&sr=8-1&keywords=rock+band+4+adapter
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It's time for Destiny to show its hand

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2 years ago

Honestly, can't people move on and play something else whilst they wait? It's not as if they're paying a monthly subscription or anything is it?
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Rock Band 4 finally lets European PS4 users export tracks from RB3

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2 years ago

@VideoGameAddict25 Hook it up to your PC via a MIDI cable and use like a normal keyboard?
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Rock Band 4's getting a big update in December

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2 years ago

Legacy Adapter, yes

Guitar and drums, early next year
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Rock Band 4 alert: you can now re-download previously bought Rock Band DLC

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3 years ago

Yeah the in-game store is much better for doing it definitely.
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3 years ago

@asphaltcowboy It tells you on the PS/Xbox Store and the in-game store if you already own a track.
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Mad Catz co-publishing Rock Band 4

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3 years ago

@Ubersnug Pro Drums are still supported.
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3 years ago

@Bickle2 Xbox 360 version of RB3, yes. PS3 version, no.

This is a new agreement to cover RB4 for which Mad Catz are now handling both physical versions.
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Hotline Miami 2: Wrong Number review

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3 years ago

I'm still gobsmacked that anyone thinks that Portal 2 "soured the concept". It had more great puzzles, was even funnier than the first game and fleshed out a little more of the world without bashing you over the head with it.

Bloody genius game (and yes, I have replayed it only a few weeks ago so it's not just rose-tinted specs).
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Rock Band 4 announced for PS4 and Xbox One

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3 years ago

@Ceatlan yes and it's great. You should buy it.
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Video: Touch control rage with Tomb Raider 2 for iOS

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3 years ago

@BigOrkWaaagh ee-fa I believe.
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Oddworld Stranger's Wrath out now for iOS

Grand Theft Auto 5 gets 55-track CD and vinyl soundtrack

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4 years ago

Radio Broker in GTA IV was superb, as was Liberty Rock Radio. Really liked Radio Soulwax on GTA V but otherwise, yeah, it wasn't the best one for its soundtrack.
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Microsoft releases Xbox One party chat, system update tweaks

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4 years ago

@jameseyk1 It's not randomly recording clips - that's the game thinking you've done something worth recording and recording it for you. Some games have implemented this (FIFA, for example).
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This is what Amazon's new gaming controller looks like

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4 years ago

@CosmicGypsy No, they're not Xinput. Android Bluetooth controllers are all HID-compliant and just send similar keycodes to those of an Xinput controller.
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4 years ago

@bosseye Because it's become the defacto standard for Android gamepads.
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2014's funniest game just got funnier

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4 years ago

@Eldritch Excellent semi-plug there :-)
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The resurrection of Elite: Braben talks Dangerous

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4 years ago

@Vasot It looked shit hot when I tried it at Frontier the other week. I don't think you'll see much difference between them graphically once all's said and done.
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Xbox One controller must be updated for stereo headset adapter to work

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4 years ago

@BigDannyH Yes, the headset draws the power from the pad.


And to everyone else asking about whether the adapter will make their existing Xbox 360 headset work with chat, the answer is YES.
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4 years ago

@BigDannyH Yes, that's exactly what it does.
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All Ouya game content coming to Mad Catz micro-console MOJO

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4 years ago

@Pandy That largely sums it up, yes.
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4 years ago

Well how much does a Nexus 5 or a Galaxy S4 cost you sans contract? And do either of those include a game controller?
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After 18 months of silence game streaming service OnLive returns with CloudLift

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4 years ago

@robertsimms If you're close enough to your PC to use a BT controller then what's your use case for Splashtop? :)
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4 years ago

@robertsimms Sounds to me like you haven't actually tried Shield. It's vastly superior to Splashtop, both in display quality and controller latency.
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4 years ago

Let's not forget that Onlive has an Android client. How about the ability to play your PC games on your phone/tablet/MOJO-like device? Bluetooth controllers are all over the shop now for those devices so the touch control thing is no longer an issue there.

Sharzam has hit the nail on the head by saying that all of these things might not be in place right this second, but 4G is only going to become more commonplace/cheaper and that's got all the bandwidth necessary for this to work. Plus this actually opens up the option to (gasp) not actually needing a decent PC at home at all.

Disclaimer here - I've actually tried the latest version of Onlive and the lag aspect that Groper bangs on about wasn't an issue (and that was playing Bioshock Infinite on a 10mb connection). Honestly, I'm as guilty of not wanting things to change as a lot of you are but some of you should really look further than the end of your nose sometimes...
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Yes, Lionhead is working on something that isn't "Fable-esque"

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4 years ago

FableFall - multiplayer fantasy shooter with steampunk mechs
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Star Wars 1313 trademark abandoned

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4 years ago

Lucasarts ruined Lucasarts way before Disney came along.
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Every Xbox One really CAN be a dev kit

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4 years ago

Heh, it was one of the first things I tried when I got mine. It's possible to unbrick an Xbox if you have the XDK, which anyone who has signed up to the ID@xbox program will have. They're just saying to average joes to not do this because they really would be up shit creek without a paddle.
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Microsoft congratulates Sony on its PS4 launch

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5 years ago

@George-Roper - you mean in the same way that the PS4 embargo was lifted 2 days before launch?
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Xbox One's headset adapter delayed until 2014

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5 years ago

@NotSoSlim That just tells me that the listing on Game hasn't been updated yet :-)
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5 years ago

@Notsoslim No, really, they're delayed. You need an adapter to connect the headset into the pad in order to get chat audio working. End of.
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Digital Foundry vs. Respawn: the Titanfall interview

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5 years ago

@George-Roper conveniently ignoring what I wrote about Forza there then? Plus these are the guys that championed 60fps on COD and he says "frame rate is king". If this isn't 60fps at launch I'll be stunned.
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5 years ago

@George-Roper Yes, it was on PC, but it seems you're being overly pessimistic about what the Xbox One can achieve. Having also played Forza 5 (which was running on actual Xbox One hardware) I'd be surprised if Respawn can't get close to the same level of graphical bells and whistles.

Yes, Forza 5 is a different beast in terms of what it's chucking around on screen, but the level of detail in that is insane and that was definitely running at 60fps. I don't think them not wanting to commit to anything at this stage is an issue: as others have pointed out they've got a fair few months left for tuning of performance so I'm certainly prepared to give them the benefit of the doubt for the time being.
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5 years ago

I played two rounds of this at Gamescom and it's seriously good. Anyone worrying about graphical effects can stop - when you've got several Titans letting off their electro smoke and rockets and bullets are zipping every which way, it looks great. More importantly, it plays great and genuinely is doing something different to other shooters out there.

Play it like any other shooter and you'll get your arse kicked. Use the wall-running and double-jumping to good effect and it changes completely.
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Nvidia Shield playable at Eurogamer Expo 2013

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5 years ago

@SuperSoupy Depends on whether you feel the convenience of not having to move your PC to another room is worth 300.

Alternatively, my PC is at the back of the house in the little space I carved off the back of our garage... which gets fecking cold in the winter, so the ability to play some PC games without losing the feeling in my fingers could be much appreciated.

That plus all the other stuff I could do with it when on my travels (emulation, some of the many decent Android games out now and upcoming) makes it a cool device. Expensive, yeah, but still worthy of consideration.

I tried one at E3 this year and it's an excellent device all round really.
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Nvidia Shield review

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5 years ago

There's some decent Android games out there that actually only really become decent when used with a controller, so there is some sense to this. Plus you have to look forwards a bit. With this in the market and the other Android consoles that ship with controllers and SoCs that actually offer decent processing and graphics performance, you're going to see more games coming that offer deeper experiences than what most people think of when they think Android/iOS gaming right now.
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