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Watch God of War's director discover how well critics responded

PES loses Champions League official licence

fiery_jackass

3 days ago

It's licence, not license
*folds arms*
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How one enterprising fan brought Demon's Souls back to life

fiery_jackass

2 weeks ago

@Dizzy fingers crossed for the servers being turned off as a prelude to announcing a bluepoint remake...
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Monster Hunter World tested: four consoles, eight games modes - but which is best?

fiery_jackass

3 months ago

Maybe my PS4 is on its way out. I had wretched performance in the beta, not restricted to busy areas either. Haven't noticed any problems with other games though
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Your Xbox One is getting a 'do not disturb' feature

fiery_jackass

3 months ago

@PraiseTheSun
That was the joke :(
I've had mute point and renumeration already this week in work
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fiery_jackass

3 months ago

@UKPlay
I hope that the sub writer received suitable renumeration for their work
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Video games and the power of winter

fiery_jackass

4 months ago

I remember getting dead excited about Winter Games on the amstrad cpc464 after seeing the evocative (for the time) snowy mountain scenes. Can't remember if it ended up being worth a tenner (although I probably switched the price tag on Boots for some cheeky discount)
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There's a second Monster Hunter World PS4 beta this week

fiery_jackass

4 months ago

@crabclawhands
exactly my experience, particularly surprised by what seemed like piss-poor performance (base ps4)

consensus is that the dumbed-down demo difficulty and the tiny time limit didn't really give newcomers the chance to see what it's all about. I think my hangover didn't help either :(
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The truth about GodMode, the "World's First Brain Booster for Gamers"

Jelly Deals: PS4 Pro discounted to 260 today

fiery_jackass

5 months ago

All gone, it seems
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Black Friday 2017: Cheapest 4K OLED LG TV price so far

fiery_jackass

5 months ago

@weaselrat that's the ticket. Turning down the oled lamp brightness to about 50 is recommended too. I'll probably end up buying one anyway, the picture is gorgeous
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fiery_jackass

5 months ago

@weaselrat screen wipe (assuming you mean compensation cycles) will not fix it. It's not image retention, it's a side effect of emissive displays. Permanent degradation. Hopefully it'll get some good mitigation soon as, for me, oled clearly wins on visual impact
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fiery_jackass

5 months ago

@djarcas
They're also studiously ignoring the increasing clamour about permanent burn-in that no warranty covers.
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Jelly Deals: LG's 4K OLED at its cheapest ever price

fiery_jackass

5 months ago

@Mrsyms
The burn in thing has only really been getting noticed with 6 series models in the past few months. HUD colour seems to make a difference in how quickly it happens, as well as, obviously, how often the fixed elements are present. It's annoying the shit out of me as otherwise I'd snap one up
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fiery_jackass

5 months ago

It's a lovely set and I'd love to have one but it's looking increasingly like a dubious bet for long gaming sessions. Keep the oled brightness down

http://www.rtings.com/tv/learn/permanent-image-retention-burn-in-lcd-oled
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Jelly Deals: LG's finest 4K OLED just got a little cheaper

fiery_jackass

6 months ago

i think it would be prudent for you to insert a cautionary note about potential burn-in issues with OLEDs. It would seem that these are not as illusory as many (including me) had previously thought.
rtings test
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How does Forza 7 improve on Xbox One X over base hardware?

fiery_jackass

7 months ago

it really, really looks like a computer game. alas
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Jelly Deals: LG 55-inch 4K OLED TV at its cheapest price yet

fiery_jackass

7 months ago

@RTwin83
it's pretty well covered on avsforums (as well as the usual bunch of complaints about non-uniform panels and the like). The first reports were hooted down very heavily, but more and more people were reporting it (with pictures). Last time I looked it was about 15% of responders had problems (note that only a percentage of avforums will be gamers)

seems that you can mitigate by turning the brightness down and/or not spending too much time with risky content. It's given me pause for thought, was considering a B/C7 although I *loved* the picture on the Sony A1 when I saw it.

I think rtings are doing a long term burn-in test, might be worth keeping an eye on.
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fiery_jackass

7 months ago

Too many concerns about image retention on LG oleds at the moment, and neither Currys nor LG will be keen to help if you lose that display lottery.
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Castlevania's Netflix show is weird and flawed but it totally works

fiery_jackass

9 months ago

Stealth "return to scores out of ten" article
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The Sexy Brutale's first retail run has an amusing misstep in its manual

fiery_jackass

1 year ago

I really enjoyed Sexy Brutale, brief but lovely. Didn't realise there was a physical release, would have liked a soundtrack cd...
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Why Bayonetta is still the brawler to beat

fiery_jackass

1 year ago

@Tslog
Absolutely agree. Bayonetta is a great game, but ninja gaiden black is insurmountable.
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Drawn to Death review

fiery_jackass

1 year ago

Tried it the other night. Couldn't get on with it. The humour is embarrassingly bad. It's not "Viz" rude, it's "crap Viz knock-off" rude.

Two thumbs down
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Nintendo says Switch dead pixels "normal", not a defect

fiery_jackass

1 year ago

@retr0gamer
I thought Nintendo initially resisted dead pixel replacements on 3ds until they got a load of heat. Pretty sure they've already commented on the Switch affair too.
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Life of Black Tiger is the worst PS4 game we've ever played

fiery_jackass

1 year ago

"camera controls are inverted and cannot be changed"

This is a superb idea, inverted controls = choice of champions
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The Binding of Isaac: Rebirth is out now on iOS

fiery_jackass

1 year ago

@fabio78
definitely got the wrong end of the stick on the "all style" front. Doesn't mean you'd like it anyway of course, ymmv and all that. BoI is an incredibly rich game if you get into it. One of my all-time favourites and something of an obsession
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The Binding of Isaac: Afterbirth+ Steam release date set just after New Year's

fiery_jackass

1 year ago

I've been devoted to games for forty-odd years, Binding of Isaac scratches an itch that nothing else than scratch. Obsessive.
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Why The Last Of Us doesn't need a sequel (and why we'll play it anyway)

fiery_jackass

1 year ago

Reticle not reticule
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Titanfall 2's first DLC drops next week with Angel City's Most Wanted

fiery_jackass

1 year ago

@Sunjammer
That's something they should think about. Maybe double the health of MP players until they hit level 4 or something. That might ease passage into the (brilliant) game and offset the pain of most of the goodies being temporarily hidden behind a "playwall" for new players
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GT Sport on PS4 Pro will be the first Gran Turismo to accurately show Ferrari red

fiery_jackass

1 year ago

All the attention on the wrong details

Doubtless still sounds like a load of angry wasps in a tin can
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Titanfall 2's best moment made me not want to shoot anybody

fiery_jackass

1 year ago

Would have been nice to see more direct impacts of past actions on the future. I don't think, for example, that killing sentinels in the past reduced the number back in the proper timeline. Would have been especially handy to be able to nobble a couple of the titans
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Dark Souls 3: Ashes of Ariandel review

fiery_jackass

2 years ago

I found the dlc lacking on a lot of counts, although the main boss was a grand challenge. Certainly wouldn't rate this as essential, even speaking as a massive souls fanman.
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Forza Horizon 3 review

fiery_jackass

2 years ago

Twenty years ago I *very* nearly bought a Fiat Dino. It was a bargain and so very lovely. Six months after I didn't buy it, the bloke that did had to spend 12 grand on an engine rebuild. It's too early in the morning for me to judge whether or not that's a metaphor
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Nioh is a Dark Souls imitator with soul

fiery_jackass

2 years ago

Played the psn demo for an hour or two, came away unimpressed, just didn't enjoy it at all. Initially blamed my long-held devotion to souls games, but I think that was being over-charitable.
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The Last Guardian: the first 40 minutes

fiery_jackass

2 years ago

@Master09
I negged you for your crass opening gambit. Not bothered about your "honest assessment".
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Digital Foundry: Hands-on with Resident Evil 7: Beginning Hour

fiery_jackass

2 years ago

Don't know why eurogamer is so down on this. I thought it was really quite good and a welcome change in direction
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Project Scorpio won't have any exclusives

fiery_jackass

2 years ago

Ah what nonsense, same as neo. Restricts progress to resolution or frame rate boosts, maybe the odd bit of extra foliage. There'll be no true generational jumps whilst developers are chained to old hardware and a three year dev cycle. This is fucking madness
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Sea of Thieves multiplayer gameplay sets sail

fiery_jackass

2 years ago

nice looking game

bunch of wankers playing it though.
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I came to Dark Souls so late that it's basically like going to Disneyland

fiery_jackass

2 years ago

@linea
Not distributing the game to streamers 3 weeks before launch would be a good start ;)
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fiery_jackass

2 years ago

@BigOrkWaaagh
Do 1 first. There are bits of 3 that will be enjoyed more, that way
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fiery_jackass

2 years ago

Big difference between the early days of DkS1, where nobody really knew what was going on, and Dks3 where it seemed that just about everything was known weeks beforehand. Think the old way was more fun (and frustrating)

Great article btw
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Dear Donald: How video games could help you trump Hillary

fiery_jackass

2 years ago

Hillary is a fucking nightmare of a candidate

And she hasn't won the nomination yet
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Eurogamer is hiring again!

fiery_jackass

2 years ago

Social media executives love this trick! Etc
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Dark Souls 3's multiplayer is a very different, absolutely brilliant take on online

fiery_jackass

2 years ago

Had some great invasions where the arrival of a couple of aldrich faithfuls has changed the dynamic of a filthy gank squad situation. It's working brilliantly. Some really good fight clubs so far too

Now... if it was just a bit easier to punish flashers...
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fiery_jackass

2 years ago

@Long_Rooster
Ridiculous thing to say. Must be new.

Dickishness and decency abound on all sides of the pvp/e groups
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The secrets of Dark Souls lore explained and explored

fiery_jackass

2 years ago

great article about my favourite game from the last 40-odd years of playing.

It's Pyrrhic though, not Phyrric ;)
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Finding the humanity in Dark Souls 2

fiery_jackass

2 years ago

I enjoyed it enough to platinum it twice. Soul memory was a massive misstep though, and allowing buffing of infused weapons.

Oh yeah: Ween is a band, wean is what you meant
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Doom's open beta gets release date, Season pass detailed

fiery_jackass

2 years ago

Beta this week: fine, I'll give it a go
Beta on April 15th: Dark Souls 3
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Dark Souls 3 speedrunner has already finished the game in 102 minutes

fiery_jackass

2 years ago

The release strategy for this has been a horror show, especially giving copies to "prominent streamers" (wtf) three weeks beforehand.
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Dark Souls 3 launch trailer whets our appetite one last time

fiery_jackass

2 years ago

Great trailer. Much better for not having Western rock music sprayed over the top. Bamco European advert people take note
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