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Robot Cache is a new digital PC games storefront that will let you sell your used games

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3 months ago

@devilmyarse
@ecco You might want to look up what block chain actually is. It seems you're getting it confused with crypto mining.
Maybe so.

But if the very point of this is mining for the iron for the value of the games, then I can not see anything but srmantic difference.

If the work input to value is not depending on incramentel workload, like all similar things, then this system Will fail. I don't ser how such system would be constructe anyways though, so obviously att least that is not a factor for the failpoint.
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3 months ago

Blockchains eh? So basically when a game has sold more than 5000 copies I will need to run my graphics card to create another licence key for 100 times longer than I would probably play that game. If at all, lest the card has not burnt out by then. Also, the game would probably have cost Ä300 in electicity. :rolleyes:

Yea.. I forsee this grinding to a halt faster than R3P0 in the desert.
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Nintendo Labo London hands-on event requires you bring a child

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3 months ago

"You have to be att least this desperate to attend."
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Nintendo Switch is getting Dark Souls Remastered

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3 months ago

@losaa I know it. Gametime sure has shifted to odd hours. And playing most for relaxing now, so DS is really exceptions over rule more now. I prefer things like Rime, Abzu and such.

DS has an easy mode att least if you find the time when kid start going off site. Magic is near on god mode. DS1 only though.
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3 months ago

@losaa Ah, I thought you meant that enemy behaviour mostly. That quick and persistent pursuit thing. The crystals can really be traversed very fast if just knowing where to aim for.

There is an invisible path in DS3 too IF you ever find it, but it is in a place where nothing will disturb the airwalk.

Bloodborne actually has a few quite lengthy boss runs, so that may be a word of warning to counter that suggestion then.
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3 months ago

@losaa
Dark Souls Crystal Cave followed by the giant clams beat me. Never got back to it since. wonder if I should try Dark Souls 3 or just give as I am not good enough.
If that was the breaking point maybe trying something else would be better. Frankly, I found half of DS3 to be exactly like those damm clammy clams. :mad:

Some ("DS experts" even) say Bloodborne is the hardest of any of them, but I att least found it by far the least annoying in most aspects.
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3 months ago

@Wyrm
The big question I have is what is being Remastered? Is it just the game in the DKS3 engine or are they actually reworking sections? Late game areas like Lost Izalith were obviously never finished to the standard of the early game and there was a whole load of cut content... is this going to be in there or is it just MORE POLYGONS?
It would sure be neato with new(er) engines, But since DS3 is obviously far too heavy IF the current machine is any indicative. Then Switch would bred even harder cinversion work. So doubt that even if different parts to each version. There is also the thing they Said the feel would be exactly the same, and that is hard to get right in another.

What I would fund interesting is if they instead used whatever over capacity to get some of the many animations that are actually in the code remains already. Googletube this, some crazy stuff in all the Souls games. Odd, like they Always reach for something that is scrapped evenby the fifth game.




EDIT: Mind boggles why this was downvoted, it's a genuine wondering about an area in the original that was rushed and unfinished. I suppose ignorance is a problem here!
Votes ar for all sorts irrelevant things too. Some not liking your thought, some not the game, not the way you write, joke or not,motivate, or all above. ;)

But to the point, what was wrong with it? Sure it was a vsat and somwhat content limited area, but all the games have one it even several like it.
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4 months ago

Blighttown 9fps confirmed!

Can't wait to see that KoC amiboo though. :)
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Sony reveals new limited edition Monster Hunter World PS4 Pro bundle

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3 months ago

Console look nice and all, one of the few among these special things that frames a motif sensibly.

The controller sure is a mess though. But hard to make anything more of them due to the limited dead space really.
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Stardew Valley creator offers another peek at "really fun" multiplayer mode

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3 months ago

Wonder IF the consoles too get LAN mode. :|

@Majime42
Still really holding out for the Vita version!
That one won't get any MP though, apparently.

I just hope for a physical version.

@lukecoombes

Yes, they just Said the Vita would be different, so web can expect as much anyways.


@DVincent
Any word on couch coop?
Chicken coop.
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Surreal cult classic Yume Nikki now available on Steam

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3 months ago

@droflahn Crystal. I'll ramp up efforts farming them. :lol:
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4 months ago

@droflahn Who even browse through that thing regularly?

And if so, are they for the badges?

Also.. what the hell are the badges actually for? :confused:

I hate this new interconomy..
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Meltdown and Spectre: does patching your PC impact game performance?

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3 months ago

@monsieur-tufty Yes, but some is kept as something you need activate after kernel, from within a full system. The un, or just badly documented things. Though I guess that can be moved to boot also. But that Sounds like a security issues in itself own right, so doubt any developer would.
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4 months ago

@jfjk9fjgvjhv
@ecco i don't think os can force any sort of bios update. bios update best done within bios to be safe. the point i was making was that surely it would have been best for the microcode to be distributed via os rather than bios. because that would have been basically automatic for most of the world.
Depending on what OS, it could force pretty much anything. If it would is another matter. Microsoft takes flak for wanting to, and partially does, this all the time. The update tools are not exactly a standard though so the work behind that would probably be prohibitive even to Megacorp.

What I meant in the post was the system update could nag for semi-automatic
download/install/update by the vendors various software.

The reason as for why. The BIOS level (still at least) handles memory address beyond some points for compatibility and certain CPU functions, also mostly regarding access to memory sort of parallel to the OS level. Now, it is of course possible to have these things set by the OS even pre-boot of the OS itself, as some systems do. But for the average PC this is not a thing yet.


@monsieur-tufty
The whole BIOS thing puzzles me. Why can't Windows update the microcode during boot? Linux does this, for example. Perhaps MS will add this feature to help older machines.
Guess the micros vs hybrids style memory handling makes some non essential boot processes having alternate lanes anyways.

It's not like Linux based systems would not need the BIOS fix too though, just to be clear there.


@wikidd
@ecco You are absolutely wrong. Modern Javascript VMs in web browsers are capable of running fully featured programmes. You can write fully featured 3D games with access to OpenGL in Javascript if you really wanted, just the performance isn't there to justify it in most cases.
No it doesn't. This can be empirically proven by the simple fact that one certain otherwise standard compliant browser would never be able to run the game code another would. @drxym sort of explained the in wall reasons why already. Most of such RTE is not even in the browser.
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4 months ago

@trjp Lack of backup is a great protection against data theft and such.

Must say I never experienced anything getting worse nor bricked with BIOS updates though. But tend to do it within BIOS, because simpler anyways. I figure most bricks would happen on the OS ones, and that was what I meant in previous post by the by.
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4 months ago

@jfjk9fjgvjhv
sure, the patch will be available from mb manufacturers for newer boards, but most people will know nothing about it.
OS side (Windows anyway) could all force with very persisting update suggestions. Well, the ones that actually can update via the OS. I think that is still somewhat of a problem for fe. the average office type systems. Because of varying boards in them, and central admin not wanting these things local anyways.

But yes. More likely scenario "90% will never the patch"
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4 months ago

@wikidd
Javascript is a fully featured programming language that runs actual code.
No it's not. It is simple code that is ran on something. Same as HTML.

Not at all to be confused with JAVA, and not even that is really self-serving as such of course.
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4 months ago

@gillgrissom
Well at least we now know why all those celebs got there phones etc etc hacked so easily, and pictures fired all over the web.
I couldn't find any of myself like , at least the ones i remember.
Two more probable axplanations:

1. Their unpaid assistant transferred everything of their phone for getting payed somehow, or revenge if getting fired.

2. They used the password "apple" for the auto backup tool they did not even know they had.
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4 months ago

@DampCloth
After buying my Ryzen 1700x :)
Before knowing this also affects AMD proceessors.. ;)

Not quite to the same extent though. But then again, these fixes are hardly any point doing on an Intel workstation either, or gamestation. So this could really be a 0% loss for most users.
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The original Xbox's oversized "Duke" controller has been revived, and returns this March

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3 months ago

@frazzl What about the dead centre the size of a small country?

I know, big hands big swing or whatever. But that part was of it was crap.
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Nintendo Switch NBA Playgrounds re-released to solve mystery patch issue

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4 months ago

@MccyMcFlinn
@ecco I think you're making a leap that I just can't get behind here.
Yay! Jump button. :lol:

Guess it would be fruitless getting into the green tint mystery I mentioned earlier and how strange it is that this kid too just happens to be dressed up in green? I will anyway naturally.

It is obviously meant to convey a sense of an impending Islam takeover associated with the imagery. And possibly also all the environmental movements.

Time to wake up people.
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4 months ago

@HighFlyinBird
@ecco So it wouldnít have been racist if it was a white guy? 🤦🏻‍♂️
If it was a meme game where there was no jump button I guess.

Itís attitudes like yours thatís the problem
Right...

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4 months ago

@VirtuaIceMan
@ecco I more meant they never patched the original, nor offered a free upgrade to the new version for existing owners.
Ah, didn't know there was also some bug in it.

Even so, (unless completely game breaking) not sure I would have wanted an upgrade to a new version if it was one of them "pay in game" though. Those are terrible with not working, "please verify your game content", close down, erase files or cache, download again, verify, it works, next time doesn't again.

Not that I haven't actually seen some shitty upgrade offers on the store though. So they could have done that too of course.



@MccyMcFlinn
@ecco I don't get it. How are the images racist?
It's a placeholder black guy, playing basketball for starters... :rolleyes:

Never mind then all the other stereotypical traits in there. Blingy white footwear, corns, goatee thing, graffiti painted in the background. (ok, so we don't actually know if the character is the one who did it, doesn't really matter though) Was this even designed by a person of colour?
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4 months ago



I don't get it.. Both are still exactly equally racist.

Only difference I can see is a slightly more greenish tint on one. :confused:
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4 months ago

@VirtuaIceMan
Reminds me of how Sega treated Crazy Taxi on Android, reissuing instead of fixing. Okay so reissue is free (with ads)...
That is not the same thing though. Probably. They made new "free" versions of many other games too. This being because they obviously can't change a previously paid for version to the "ad supported" or/and "buy in app" ones that is preferred business to do nowdays apparently.
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I spent Christmas in space

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4 months ago

@LittleBigDave The character, not just the return event.

The spirit thing happened at birth. I suppose.

No idea whom then ruled the heavens for 33 years though, but whatever.
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4 months ago

I've never totally understood why Christmas is a time for ghost stories, but please don't mistake my confusion for disapproval.
The event being centred asround someone returning from the dead, and this someone expressivly stated containing a "spirit" I suppose.
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Nvidia unveils Big Format Gaming Displays: 65-inch 120Hz G-Sync 4K monitors

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4 months ago

@jokerevo Burns really depends on the qualuity of the screen and the counter functions in it.

Though, if you only play 2 games maybe you simply won't see the burns that are there. They can become quite obvious when changing material.

Even some types of LCDs could get "burns", only less permanent.
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4 months ago

@Number1Laing
So, it's a TV then? I think there is a nice niche to be carved out for gaming-focused TVs with low latency and adaptive sync, even if it comes at the cost of image quality (especially since OLED is quite good with lag).

The price tag on this is probably going to be nuts.
No, unless they just missed to mention anything about any form of tuner being in it.

It probably won't be cheap. But these things are rolling out wide now so it will drop more rapidly than the old flat TVs did at least, once these extra functions and specs are not that special anymore.

Some other brand also just announced someting similar in a bit more slender frame though. Slender for a "TV" anyways.
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Stylish boss rush hack-and-slasher Furi is heading to Switch next week

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4 months ago

@Vallaurian I know, but it was too limited for me. :lol: ... :|
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4 months ago

Still no physical then? :(
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Eurogamer's games of 2017: The big debate

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4 months ago

Pretty sure it's Shakira Sharkbait.
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Paladins is getting a Battlegrounds-inspired mode and it is named Paladins: Battlegrounds

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4 months ago

No pount bering knightly subtle about it. :lol:
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Sea of Thieves is getting a beautiful Xbox One controller

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4 months ago

One gold tooth, that was actually clever.

Good thing none of the others are missing though. *does dual arr* :cool:
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Someone really did want a pink Darth Vader in Star Wars Battlefront 2

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4 months ago

@harryisme I guess that would be something Vader would done though.

Red seems to be the second favourite colour for the Sith atfer all.
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Xbox One Kinect adaptor officially dead now, too

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4 months ago

"After careful consideration, we decided to stop manufacturing the Xbox Kinect Adapter to focus attention on launching new, higher fan-requested gaming accessories across Xbox One and Windows 10,"
Sure makes it sound like there will simply be a new Kinect with USB instead.

Guess that will be a component if that AR thing ever gets off the ground, or if they too decide VR is a thing after all.
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Publisher blames PUBG for Lawbreakers flopping

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4 months ago

Next time maybe wait for that inevitably free plot of land when not everyone is making the same thing because everyone else is doing it. Yes yes, I know. It can not work like that because of reasons.


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Fumito Ueda's studio shows a picture of what could be its new game

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4 months ago

@Menage00 What??? But everything is superweirdly animated in Witchers. :confused:

RDR was fairly good as I remember though, but the horses was still more like horse looking bikes really.
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4 months ago

Looks as if that strangly Dark Souls bossy thing is standing by the side of a very tall walkway.

So maybe it is a sidescrolling plattformer where it is constantly chasing or helping probably still not Yorda or Ico-kids mum there. :lol:
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Microsoft pulls PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds ad which ripped off fan

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4 months ago

@ShiftyGeezer
Lyrics are copyright. Ideas aren't, including musical phrases which pisses of musicians no end because some can lift their unique guitar riff and they get nothing. The design company copied the guy's idea, but not the artwork. It's no different to someone copying a game idea (which they all do).
That's not quite the case though. You are confusing ideas with patterns. While you can never stop some other artist using a very identifiable snippet, you can claim rights to it for what to most would probably seem as generic instrument sounds. It is very common, and not even a new thing. It is not the idea as such that is the claim, it is how it sounds.

Mostly we just never hear about it because the record companies handles all the checks and keep things behind the counters.
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4 months ago

@carlos82 There is still such a thing as prior arts (at least in some countries) that requires no trademarks nor copyrights to be legal protected as creations. So ripping this obviously may still count as a design or pattern theft even with all or mostly barrowed components since the idea of combing the elements here really is the only thing the ad creator would have done anyways.

Ever wonder why there are nesrly always fake cars in games, but nearly never in films?
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Sandcastles: Vectorpark's beautiful hymn to impermanence

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4 months ago

@DanWhitehead Maybe there will be some screen attachments, like a little windshild wiper, that does it.. ;)
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Eurogamer's Top 50 Games of 2017: 10-1

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4 months ago

@Ragnor Ah, there is the 0 I was looking for. :)

Thanks, I checked it now and itcdoes seem a bit too rich to be the remake YK was all the same. Surprisingly so even.


@SeventhSun
Why? There is absolutely nothing out there.

This open world / exploration element of BotW gets applauded a lot, but I simply don't get it.

Apart from the 4 dungeons, 3 labyrinths and unique experiences like the dark area and the island challenge, there is absolutely nothing to find in the vast map of Hyrule.

Or nothing except Shrines and Koroks, I should say.

Yeah sure that interesting poem or mysterious clue the NPC just gave you, might seem like something to investigate. But at some point you realize that the game will never ever surprise you with something new.
The world is the thing to dicover I think was a good way it been described.

And there is a lot hidden in plain sight in it really too, sort of. Not a typical thing in games but I guess this works best for those who liked the wastness of fe SotC and similar more than other Zeldas. Save WW perhaps then.
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4 months ago

@Bionic_Pixel Yakuza 0 isc not really a new game though, or is it?

Maybe Im just very confused about that series order system, not to mention disordered publishing. :p
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4 months ago

@skidoosh
Wouldn't have thought Destiny 2 would have made it here. The PvP is dry, repetitive and plays out the same way every round. The "Hybrid Server" technology for people who know what their talking about just means p2p so they did nothing to help connection issues and abuse further than to remove the connection indicators from the roster. The game element of the game has been sacrificed in order to populate a loot box shop.
Well, seeing all the lootbox rants past may makes it seem strange. But this game is esentially just like the first though.

Bunch of people gathering in a ring around a tanky (understatement) enemy to unload clips at it for 20 minutes in the hope of another pointless trinket that may or may not help the process next round of bingo. In short, most people obviously like lootboxes. Just hate waiting to open them. Instant gratification, another popular topic on quality in videogames incidentally.

Seriously wonder why there is no VR raffle game yet. Would save resources on gameworlds and all such, couold then focus on more loot.
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4 months ago

@Malek86 Yes, the Switch had its launch year now. It's most likely time to face reality and realise N-soft too will be in WiiU mode from now on till the next box in 2020.
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4 months ago

@BobbyDeNiro But GTAV was built on lazy fetch quests... The main storyline relied on them wasting time for nearly every single chapter. Some fetches was so long they even needed pointless filler dialogue!
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Eurogamer's Top 50 Games of 2017: 20-11

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4 months ago

Looks like GR2 makes the top ten then then? :)
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Video games and the power of winter

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4 months ago

@CheekyRobo

Life is strange does I think, The last of us sort of does.

And Gran Turismo always had that Autumn ring. ;)
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Eurogamer's Top 50 Games of 2017: 40-31

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4 months ago

Also, here is a triple-A game that clearly set out with a mission statement about diversity of representation, delivered on it, and then went on to rack up millions of sales.
Was that actually the case though, or just a perspective interpretenting?

Even if there is some aftermath blurb floating around I'm guessing it is simply down to the developers being dutch, or belgian or whatever it was.

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