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Nintendo Switch is getting Dark Souls Remastered

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3 months ago

What's the point in a PC version? DsFix and Nexus mods make it almost pointless.
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Eurogamer readers' top 50 games of 2017 voting

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4 months ago

Persona 5, Nioh, NieR: Automata, Forza 7 and StarCraft Remastered. The latter purely for nostalgic purposes.
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AMD Radeon RX Vega 64 review

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7 months ago

I have a feeling AMD's graphics division make truly outstanding hardware that's more than let down by their drivers. Maybe they should do what Nvidia did when Fermi came out; make a clean break with any graphics cards pre RX 480 and essentially develop a new driver that doesn't have to be backwards compatible with for example the HD 5870-era cards.
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Microsoft E3 2017 live report

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10 months ago

Am I the only one who's more than unimpressed?
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azurelas_2

10 months ago

@Groo72 Bravo my good man.
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azurelas_2

10 months ago

Compression and everything, but it looks like shit
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10 months ago

Xbone one X
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10 months ago

Well, this is what the PsPro should have been to be fair
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How does Tekken 7 scale across PS4, Xbox One and PC?

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11 months ago

The move to UE3 opens the door to cutting edge visuals and the very latest physically-based rendering techniques. series staples like Kazuya and Heihachi get a clear mark-up in shader complexity for skin and clothes. Intro sequences and the new Rage Art moves also use Unreal 4
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PlayStation 3 production finally shut down

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11 months ago

@fabio78 No it doesn't, the thumbsticks are further apart than the DS1/2 and the triggers are shit.

I have a DS4 which I use on the PC and it's by far the best controller I've ever had.
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AMD Ryzen 7 1800X review: what's the real story with gaming?

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1 year ago

There's still no reason for me to upgrade from my i7 4770k. :/

All I do is game and compile code, and a less than 15% performance increase (on average) simply isn't worth a new motherboard and all that it entails.

Maybe next year's chips and graphics cards will be worth it.
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Microsoft reveals fancy new Xbox One controller

azurelas_2

1 year ago

Have they fixed the awful R1 and L1 buttons yet? Personally I can't stand their "clickiness"
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Mass Effect Andromeda's early access trial is getting a mixed response

azurelas_2

1 year ago

"But, for character animation, we've not seen anything much different to other games of the same genre - your Skyrims or Fallouts"
Skyrim was barely acceptable then, and I actually paid for Fallout 4 (PC-version, on disk)and found it utterly unplayable. A DX9 game (every Bethesda game since Morrowwind and Oblivion have basically been based on the same engine) in this day and age is simply unacceptable.


PS: I haven't even mentioned the game-breaking bugs.
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This looks about as close as we'll get to Tekken X Street Fighter for a while

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1 year ago

Been looking forward to this. Haven't played me some Tekken for a while. Just wish they'd kept Yoshimitsu's theme from Tekken 3 throughout the series as it's superb.
Corrected.
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Tonight's Eurogamer Assetto Corsa Championship race is Mexico City

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1 year ago

Some of the driving on show was utterly sublime.
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Project Cars 2 officially breaks cover, will support 12K and VR

azurelas_2

1 year ago

Is the first PCars still a buggy mess?
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DF Retro: How Shadow of the Colossus pushed PS2 to its limits

azurelas_2

2 years ago

Half-Life 2 and Doom 3 running on the original Xbox have to be up there in the world of technical masterpieces.
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You can vote for who ends up on the cover of FIFA 17

azurelas_2

2 years ago

Colombia.
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FIFA 17 has a story mode with a Mass Effect-style dialogue wheel

azurelas_2

2 years ago

720p on Xbone? Not that it really matters, but it would be funny if the older game looked better than the new one.
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Skyrim remaster, Prey 2, Wolfenstein 2, Evil Within 2 rumoured for E3

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2 years ago

I just wish Bethesda would ditch that old engine of theirs, the one that's been powering Morrowind up and to Fallout 4? Using an older engine would only make sense if it was bug-free and offered rock-solid performance on all platforms, something that Bethesda games do very well, obviously.

Seriously though, what's wrong with UE4?
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Battlefield 1 is the new World War 1 Battlefield game

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2 years ago

At firs I was sceptical. Then I watched the trailer.

It looks bloody brilliant.
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Marvel at Dark Souls' Greatsword of Artorias made in real life

azurelas_2

2 years ago

The Kill Bill Hanzo-sword was far more enlightening.
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What does PlayStation VR's external processor unit actually do?

azurelas_2

2 years ago

Sorry for sounding like an absolute idiot, but will this work on PC?
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Behold HTC Vive's launch window round-up

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2 years ago

No Assetto Corsa?
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Team Ninja's Nioh looks like Ninja Gaiden meets Bloodborne

azurelas_2

2 years ago

That looks like it could be something rather special.
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The Division guide

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2 years ago

Am I the only one who wasn't impressed? Maybe it's just the beta, but I found it beyond dull.
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Oculus Rift costs 500

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2 years ago

@Acidizer Oh god yes
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Performance Analysis: Mad Max

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3 years ago

No PC MGSV?
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Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain review

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3 years ago

I though Dark/Demon Souls were the absolute essence if what video games should aspire to; creating a world in which the story and game-play mechanics were one and the same. MGSV surpasses them in every way.
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Rise of the Tomb Raider gameplay footage features actual tombs

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3 years ago

It's very ironic that this looks like a competent to decent Uncharted rip-off.

That said, it does look good, if not a bit too QTE-friendly.
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Star Wars: Battlefront's closed alpha launches next week on PC

azurelas_2

3 years ago

just got in! anyone else?
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Project Cars 2 announced, launches crowdfunding campaign

azurelas_2

3 years ago

Fuck SMS. PCars is fundamentally broken (at least the PC version is) and should be considered as still in open beta.

They've removed content (tracks, cars), have not really bothered to fix game-breaking issues (ai cheating, collision detection, F1 being unplayable since the ai will happily ram into you etc... I could literally write a book about all of the things wrong with this game), controller calibration is still a joke and user settings don't get saved (so you end up under-fuelling a car in a 20 lap race and lose on the last corner of the last lap).

When it works (which is hardly ever, especially in career mode) it's exceptional.

If anyone from the SMS dev-team is reading this I might have a suggestion: make sure that the game isn't fundamentally broken on release. I won'"t speak for other people but I certainly won't be making the mistake of buying any of your products on release any more.
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Project Cars boosts visuals - and runs faster

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3 years ago

@Machiavellian I don't own either console, and have no current plans to do so. If Sega developed a theoretical Dreamcast II then I might be tempted though.

In all seriousness, since I started gaming the most powerful console always (at least 99% of the time) had the better multi-platform games; my first console was a PS1 (which was outclassed by the N64), then a PS2 (which was by far the weakest of the 3 competing at the time) and finally a PS3 which I didn't like (imho it lacked the variety and imaginative games that made the PS2 so great).

The point I'm trying to make is that even though I only play on PC these days if my GPU has a 50% performance deficit/surplus it will make a difference. And since the PS4 and Xbox1 are virtually identical (GDDR5 vs DDR3, PS4's slightly slower CPU clockspeed, DRAM on the Xbox CPU) and OpenGL* seems to have some a long way (I've just started a course on GPU programming, and whilst I'm not an expert at all I'd like to believe that I've acquired a basic understanding) imho DX12 cannot possibly claw back a 50% GPU performance deficit. Then again, I'm not involved in console development, but then what do I know.

* In my understanding PS4 dev-kits use a heavily modified version of OpenGL, whilst retaining most of the functionality.
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3 years ago

@MrTrees However much DX12 improves Xbox performance, you still can't "out-software" a 50% GPU performance deficit, a simple fact that virtually every multi-platform game has proven until now.
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3 years ago

So the game has now gone out of alpha and is now in public beta.

Seriously though, Slightly Mad should be ashamed. The AI is still broken (as in not being affected by a wet track whilst driving on slicks, somehow being out-qualified by 13 seconds in the same car, shite collision detection, broken refuelling, not saving individual settings for cars...), tracks available in early access disappearing (I miss 1950's Spa, and even the Nascar tracks) etc

The game is simply broken, which is such a shame because when it works it's probably the best console racer since Ferrari F355 challenge on the Dreamcast.
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PC Gaming Show E3 2015 live report

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3 years ago

@Mazzle A fellow Ramble listener!
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3 years ago

I actually have the first GoW on PC. And it refuses to run at 60fps.
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3 years ago

@Mazzie I think I actually prefer this format. My only criticism would be the fact that he really didn't press Spencer on potential Xbox - PC crossovers.
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Kickstarter campaign launches for Shenmue 3

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3 years ago

Seems to rule out an eventual Xbox version.

I don't get the hype behind Shenmue though; Phantasy Star Online, MDK and Skies of Arcadia are/were far better games and far more deserving of a modern reboot (especially PSO; imho the best console pseudo-MMORPG ever made). And let's face it, Shenmue 3 will have to be more than exceptionally good to compete with the likes of GTAV, Witcher Wild Hunt and even Sleeping Dogs (if we're looking at a strictly oriental theme).
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Microsoft E3 2015 conference live report

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3 years ago

Could it be more generic?
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3 years ago

The Last Guardian at last!
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azurelas_2

3 years ago

£10 says a price-cut, discontinuation of Kinect and some sort of 3rd-party exclusivity deal.
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What does it take to run The Witcher 3 at 1080p60?

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3 years ago

@Mentat_Idaho You're limited by the 1.5GB VRAM, so low to medium settings I'm afraid.
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BioWare turns 20 today

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3 years ago

My only question is why there still aren't complete editions of the Mass Effect series (ie ones that include all the DLC ever released) after all these years.
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Where is GTA5's single-player story DLC?

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3 years ago

@mushroomyakuza I half expected to see him during the return to grove street mission. I love that place.
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azurelas_2

3 years ago

San Fierro and Las Venturas. That is all.
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The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt review

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3 years ago

Anyone complaining about the graphics should play this on a high-end pc (i7 4770K, GTX 970, 16GB RAM, SSD) with everything et to Ultra (at 30fps though). It looks astonishing: Nvidia hairworks really makes the monsters come to life, and the way the wind affects the grass, trees and dust is truly breathtaking.

That said, the world is slightly too colourful for my taste.
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New Witcher 3 CGI trailer tops the lot

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3 years ago

That is probably the best opening cinematic I've ever seen (and I started gaming in 1998)
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Yoshimitsu sure looks different in Tekken 7

azurelas_2

3 years ago

There's a joke to be made about Japanese and tentacles...
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Star Wars: Battlefront has 40-player cap, no campaign

azurelas_2

3 years ago

Just watched the trailer. Utter bullshit, it'll never look that good on any current console.
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