harryisme

"People want a lot of answers"

harryisme

1 day ago

I can't see this as anything beyond a niche market, most people don't need another box that can do Roku, Netflix etc, even more TV's have that function now, and you don't need a £200 box to play retro games.

Plus there is the fact that it uses a AMD processor, and looking at the price and size of the unit, it's highly unlikely to be a Ryzen based APU, so very likely we could be looking at another Jaguar (or Puma) based core and a GPU that will be closer in performance to the Switch than the Xbox One.

When the OUYA was announced, you could see a market for the product, and if it was released soon after it might have found success, but by the time it was released it was outdated so failed, the Ataribox on the other hand is still struggling to convince anyone if there is a market for it at all.
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"You got clobbered"

harryisme

1 day ago

@Brainflowers But why? they should be used to it, They must be getting admonished by their mother daily to clean their room, or do their homework.
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Sources: Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 doesn't have a single-player campaign

harryisme

2 days ago

@dave5252 Each team now has three years to develop their game, that should be enough for Single player campaign. This is just good old Acti cutting corners, so they spend the least amount of money and still get the most amount of money from you.

No doubt it will still be a full price game, with full price DLC maps and loot boxes. But it will still sell, because the CoD community continues to do so year in year out.

Here's hoping that I'm wrong at it backfires on Activision spectacularly, and the lack of single player games, and free and cheaper multiplayer games will give consumers reason to avoid the franchise.
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Playing Not Tonight, a post-Brexit thriller

harryisme

3 days ago

This sounds less Post-Brexit, and more What if UKIP came into power and their extreme views were allowed to become law of the nation.
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Warmind, Destiny 2's next expansion, launches next month

harryisme

1 week ago

@Antidope Yeah it's a good thing I waited, I did plan to get the pass, but thought it would be better to wait, and good thing I did, the content would be hard to justify for £5, let alone £20 on it's own, and if they could mess up the Osiris (arguably the most popular character in the lore) DLC, The Warmind DLC is going to be a more difficult sell.
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Pokémon Go has a new Kanto event today

harryisme

1 week ago

@mr_bez I know how Ghost types are supposed to spawn more at night, however all I seem to see is more Murcrows at night.

I think they have increased the spawn rate of Ghost pokemon, I've seen a few on my radar since the event started, which is not something I normally see.
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harryisme

1 week ago

@Pancake534 I hope I don't have to wait six months to catch 10 Ghost types, that would be one frustratingly long wait.
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harryisme

1 week ago

Was hoping for a Ghost and/or magikarp event, those two are going to be the biggest hurdle for the Mew quest, I've seen one ghost type pokemon in three days so far, thankfully I kept the Magikarp candy incase I ever caught a shiny.

I'll take the double candy though.
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The new game by LawBreakers studio Boss Key is a 1980s battle royale

harryisme

2 weeks ago

I'm surprised they didn't just do what Fortnite did, and add a battle royale mode to Lawbreakers as a FTP add-on, reusing the character models.

Doesn't look like it will be a success, as a child of the 80's this does't make me feel nostalgic at all, feel more like a millennial's idea of what they thought the 80's was all about.
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Arcade classic Toki is getting a gorgeous Switch remake later this year

harryisme

2 weeks ago

This was a Arcade game? I never knew, I remember seeing the home console version for this, it had a distinct look, that even with the remaster you can easily recognise it.
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Pokémon Go Mew event steps - how to unlock Mythical Pokémon Mew as part of 'A Mythical Discovery'

harryisme

2 weeks ago

A tip to save yourself using raid passes, is that you don't need to win the raid battle for it to count, so you could use one raid pass, against a level one or two boss, fill your team with Blissey's and just wait for the timer to run out, then go back into the raid again and the pass will still be active, and each battle will register. (getting your team knocked out and then quitting won't work, you either have to win or the timer has to run out.)

It's a long winded process but if you don't want to wait 10 days to get the free raid pass each day, or spend the 100 coins for each pass, this is a alternative.
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Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare is now backward-compatible on Xbox One

harryisme

3 weeks ago

@superfurry Yeah, who knew they wouldn't like the new site layout that much...lol

Good times, might have to boot up the game to see if I still suck as much as I remember or if I'm even worst now..my guess much worst.
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Xbox has a great list of Games with Gold for April

harryisme

3 weeks ago

The past few months offerings have not been the best but April looks like it makes up for all that. Very nice.
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Assassin's Creed Rogue Remastered: a new lease of life for an overlooked game

harryisme

4 weeks ago

Isn't this BC on the Xbox One? would have liked to see how this (and Burnout Paradise) perform on the One (more so the X,) as the 360 version has a unlocked frame rate, it would be interesting to see if that game managed to hit 60FPS, that might even be the better option for some.
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Sonic the Hedgehog was almost designed to look like arch nemesis Eggman

harryisme

4 weeks ago

@2manyjds Actually Eggman is the official name, Dr Robotnik was for the western audience, I personally prefer Dr Robotnik, as it's sounds more like a name, and not a description of what he looks like, but it's Eggman in Japan, thus the original name for the character.
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harryisme

4 weeks ago

@DreadedWalrus It may be the other way around for Master Chief, Halo was originally unveiled as a game for the Mac, and MC was green even back then before Microsoft acquired Bungie.
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Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 Remastered is real, doesn't have multiplayer

harryisme

4 weeks ago

Did I read correct, Modern Warfare 2, the game with arguably the most popular online multiplayer last generation, has no multiplayer?

That makes no sense to me, it would be like ordering a pizza with just the base and tomato sauce. Is this a April fools joke executed 10 days early?
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Trouble brewing for independent UK shop chain Grainger Games

harryisme

1 month ago

@jabberwocky That still happens, I've even seen prices for used games higher than new copies sitting next to each other, that just has me scratching my head.
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Wave of bomb threats to UK schools blamed on Minecraft server feud

harryisme

1 month ago

"I'm not going to lose sleep over it", they said.

Well maybe they should, because right now they are wanted criminals, and if they do get caught I doubt they'll get much sympathy from anyone.

It takes a whole new low level of scumbag to send threats of mass murder of innocent children just for some private Minecraft servers.
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Shadow of the Tomb Raider is "climatic finale of Lara Croft's origin story"

harryisme

1 month ago

Remember Last gen when games were announced as trilogies, before the first game was even released and that took some getting used to, and we are now at a point where the origin story itself is a Trilogy on it's own.
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The Walking Dead's new mobile game looks a lot like Pokémon Go with zombies

harryisme

1 month ago

AMD has a TV channel? you mean AMC right?

It's atleast a different spin on the AR game, killing Zombies makes sense in AR, hopefully it's not as bad as it is in Pokemon Go, because pretty much everyone turns AR off to catch pokemon in Go.
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Sega Mega Drive Collection headed to PC, PS4, Xbox One

harryisme

1 month ago

Hasn't it been on PC for a while now? Anyway as much as do like the idea of a Megadrive collection, I'm hoping they finally figure out a way to bring some of their classic Arcade games to the home console.

Sega were the kings of arcade at one point and some of their arcade hardware was years ahead of home consoles, and while we saw the likes of Capcom bring over arcade perfect versions of their popular games like Street fighter to the home console eventually, Sega never did that.

I want to play the Arcade versions Golden Axe, Altered Beast, Monaco GP, and Shinobi etc. And there are games like the Arcade version of Moonwalker or Power Drift, that we never got ports of, and that's just during the Mega Drive days, there are many more we never saw on the home consoles because the home consoles were so limited in comparison.

(Yes I know I can play these games on MAME, I want to see an official port.)
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Dragon Ball FighterZ pro player kills entire team in one combo

harryisme

1 month ago

I should have read the full title of the article before clicking, I missed the 'in one combo' part, was thinking I was going to read a completely different story.

167 hit combo,that alone is impressive, even without the whole team kill aspect of the video.
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Microsoft's E3 2018 media briefing has a date - and a new venue

harryisme

1 month ago

I never knew Microsoft had their own theater, makes sense if they have access to their own theater to make use of it.

Moving away from the E3 floor i'm not too sure of, surely having a presence on the floor is likely to get you more coverage from all media outlets covering the show, including youtubers who plan to cover the event at well. Though at the same time having your own venue means you can control the flow of news allot better, you don't have to compete with other stands for the attention of visitors.

Also if they open the venue wit demo units on Sunday or Monday, then they could get the full day to themselves with media covering hands on impressions of just their games. essentially beating the E3 rush as media outlets try to cover every game on the show floor from all the developers.
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Sea of Thieves human cannonball breaks world record

harryisme

1 month ago

@FrostedSloth Phil Spenser announced a yaar ago, MS are investing over $1 Billion in new IP's and exclusives, these games will take time to make and complete. So is that enough money spent on games for you?
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Trailblazers is a co-operative racer where you paint your own boost lanes for victory

harryisme

1 month ago

Rising Star are still still publishing games, good to know, I've not seen many games from them recently so wasn't sure.

The premise is certainly interesting, and a lot of fun. Anyone else think it looks like a racing game set in the world of Overwatch from the graphics? one thing worrying from the gameplay shown was the cars looked sluggish, which makes me wonder if the game is running at 30fps. other than that it looks like a really fun game, I just hope the controls are OK, hover car games like this, F-Zero and Wipeout generally have controls I struggle to get to grips with.
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Burnout Paradise Remastered review - driving perfection

harryisme

1 month ago

It's going to be difficult to justify spending £30+ for Paradise when I can play the game through BC on the One X, or on the PC. If this was a £15 purchase I'd buy it day one, but £35? That's pushing it, after seeing how these games look just with a One X enhanced patch, or seeing the work done by Bluepoint for Shadow of Colossus, the price is a difficult one to justify.

I can understand it's essential review, I love the game, I booted up the 360 version last weekend, and just spent an hour roaming around the city, not even entering a single race (because I'd lost all my progress and didn't want to start from the beginning.) The controls are still some of the best in a arcade racer.

However maybe the Essential should come with a * next to it, Essential if you've never played it and don't have access to the original version.
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In Theory: Can a Switch hardware revision extend its lifespan?

harryisme

1 month ago

What this article bought up that may actually be an issue is how Nvidia have not made a dedicated SoC for the mobile market since the X1, even the X2 mentioned in the article is aimed at the automotive industry, it could definitely be re-purposed for the Switch+ but what comes after that?

Are Nvidia interested in continuing to make SoC's for the mobile market or are they shifting those resources into the Automotive industry where they can charge more and have less competition?

Nintendo may be OK in the short term with the X2 upgrade path but where will Nintendo go if Nvidia are not in the mobile chipset market when they are ready for the Switch 2 in say 2022?
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Fortnite Battle Royale is heading to mobile devices very soon, features PS4 and PC cross-play

harryisme

1 month ago

So why not announce this from the beginning? Would have saved themselves a lot of abuse online, and not led to the no doubt flame war between fanboys regarding the matter.
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Sea of Thieves is having a "digital treasure hunt" to win an £80,000 bunch of golden bananas

harryisme

1 month ago

So pretty much everyone is going to google Kate Moss Siren after that warning, now taking the position of Kate Moss's statue and the shape of these Banana's, My mind pretty much pretty much went straight into the gutter.
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Mario has infiltrated Google Maps to celebrate this year's international Mario Day

harryisme

1 month ago

@JamesonYu Is that why Bowser keeps kidnapping her?
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Sea of Thieves' Final Beta is here, open to everyone on Xbox One and PC

harryisme

1 month ago

@Hellothereagain And no one would disagree with you there, Microsoft do need to invest in unique exclusives, and they are doing so, Sea of Thieves is a completely unique title, crackdown was at it's time a unique take on open world games, State of Decay was a unique take on Zombie survival, there are rumours of them investing big in a open world game from Playground Games, and a few others.

It's not going to be a easy overnight fix, Don Mattrick left the Xbox Division in a right state, and it's taken Phil and his team years to not only fix the mistakes Don made but to also change the attitude and views of the Board of Directors at Microsoft.

Things look to have changed and MS are investing heavily in exclusives, but we won't see many of these for a couple of years, but at the moment they have their BC library, and their Game pass that makes it worthwhile owning a Xbox.
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harryisme

1 month ago

@Hellothereagain Yeah because MS always announce their exclusives in January. If they didn't announce titles at E3, they were not going to announce new titles after the console is launched.

Even if they were going to announce titles, it would be for titles still months maybe even years away. So it wouldn't affect the games that are being released in the short term. Sorry mate I still call BS.
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harryisme

1 month ago

@Hellothereagain I call BS on this rant, for one the Xbox One being light on exclusives is not something that just popped up, so why would you buy a console knowing this and then sell it because of that exact reason? Either you were living on Mars before launch or you are talking BS.

Also as for this being the only exclusive out this year? Let's see we have Sea of Thieves, then State of Decay, and Crackdown and Forza Horizon 4, and probably a few others we don't know about, so that statement is complete false.

If you want to troll atleast be smart about it. Let me guess you even bought the One X with the sole purpose of selling it, just so you can say you sold it because it had no games?
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President Trump shown violent video game reel while meeting members of the industry

harryisme

1 month ago

Oh yeah video games definitely affect your mental state, every time I walk down the street I have this urge to jump on the passerby's heads, and i'm constantly headbutting walls., Also I have no idea why Maclaren don't reply to all the applications I've sent them, with me as their driver they'd win every race breaking lap record after lap record, same with Manchester United, I'm obviously more suited to manage the club, I've been winning the league with them for decades, even went through multiple seasons without losing a game.

Let's say for example that Violent video games are to blame, if you took away access to actual guns that fantasy of shooting someone in real life will remain a fantasy, and you may even seek help instead of living out those dark thoughts.

A Mentally ill person with violent thoughts is going to be mentally ill that can be helped and even contained, but a mentally ill person with violent thoughts with access to tools that allow them to live out their fantasies is now a threat to the lives of hundreds of people.
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Crash Bandicoot N.Sane Trilogy confirmed for Nintendo Switch

harryisme

1 month ago

@DanielPlainview Steam has a bigger market share so they will sell more copies on Steam than if just on Battle.net. People are products of convenience, and Steam is convenient.

However this is slowly changing, we saw Destiny sold on Battle.net, which was likely Activision testing the waters, and considering that sold well I wouldn't be surprised if Black Ops 4 turns up on Battle.net this year.
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Headspun is a British indie game hoping to continue the FMV revival

harryisme

1 month ago

There is a FMV revival? Why would they want to revive this genre? We didn't care much for this in the 90#s either but game developers and SEGA specially were convinced we all wanted to play interactive movies.

FMV games is like 3DTV's, The industry is convinced it will be the next big thing, the consumers will try it a couple of times and then go back to the old fashion way of consuming the medium. The occasional title will make it work, but for the majority of titles, just stick to FMV for cutscenes.
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Jelly Deals: Nintendo Switch discounted to £247 at, um, Maplin

harryisme

1 month ago

The fact that Maplin sell Nintendo Switch consoles and no one knew about it, probably goes someway in explaining why they are going to go into administration, you venture into new markets, you need to let the people know.
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Microsoft is reviving Inside Xbox

harryisme

2 months ago

@FASELI Nah they'd never do that, it's not like Hollywood to milk a dead cow.

Will be interesting to see how this goes, though for me Outside Xbox will always be Andy with his 100% accurate historical facts, Mike with his cars and unique stealth and the evil genius that is Jane.

Also couldn't they just rebrand their Xbox On channel?
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The original Forza Horizon looks stunning on Xbox One X at 4K

harryisme

2 months ago

Regarding the Text, if the game engine uses technology similar to Truetype fonts then wouldn't they scale with the higher resolution?

Also for performance mode, with the introduction of native 1440p support, I wonder if it would be good idea to add a 4x resolution option for 360 games, this would take the resolution up to 1440p, and could leave enough resources left over to improve performance in games with frame rate issues.
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Trump administration increasingly bringing video games into school safety debate

harryisme

2 months ago

@Georgetm100 If you believe Trump, he's not scared of the NRA, and he'd run into a school unarmed to save the kids...And we have no reason not to believe him, not like he proved himself a to be a coward by skirting Army duty with a note from the doctor right?

Trump is a joke, he actually said last week that violent movies should have a age rating, you know like the one it already has.
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Eurogamer's parent company Gamer Network has been bought by PAX operator ReedPOP

harryisme

2 months ago

I read the parent company as RedPoop originally, should really get that checked out.

So how many years before EGX is rebranded as PAX: UK?
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Ryzen 3 2200G/ Ryzen 5 2400G review: triple-A gaming without a graphics card?

harryisme

2 months ago

I'm surprised this APU was not put up against the RX 550 as on paper the GPU inside the APU's are similar, (with the 2400G being around 0.6TF's more powerful, and almost identical to the GPU inside the 2200G.)

From what I've seen the rx 550 beats the 1030 in almost all gaming benchmarks so the APU should also be beating the 1030 soundly. I don't think I've ever realised the true importance of memory amount and memory bandwidth until I saw the reviews for the 2200G & 2400G. Ofcourse it is possible AMD need to improve drivers and firmware for these APU's to get the most out of the APU's.
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There's a Tomb Raider Barbie doll

harryisme

2 months ago

@SuperSoupy So she could cosplay as Faith from Buffy the Vampire Slayer?

No wait that's Stake not Steak.
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Nintendo Labo lets you see through the Joy-Con's hidden camera

harryisme

2 months ago

Nintendo have a hidden camera, people think 'wow good old Nintendo. always innovating' MS include a camera with their console people think 'Ahhhhh!!! they are spying on us, I need to unplug it, and tape over the lens and put it in the garage to be safe'

Joking aside it is actually pretty cool Nintendo were thinking that far ahead with the controller, and seeing some of the uses for the controllers in Labo are really cool.
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The video game industry's loot box problem isn't going away

harryisme

2 months ago

I think the first thing we need to try and fix is the mindset of the consumers for these type of loot boxes.

we need to stop thinking:

'It's okay because it goes to finance all the DLC we get for free' (overwatch excuse)
'It's only cosmetic so it's optional and doesn't break the game' (Destiny 1)
'It's random so it's not pay to win' (Fifa)
'As long as it's not pay to win I don't care' (every single game with loot boxes.)

These kind of mindsets are the issue here because it normalises the situation and before long spending £80 on a five limited edition gold packs on Fifa is OK, or £40 on credits in hopes of getting the Chinese new year outfit for Mercy becomes perfectly normal. Think about it, if Battlefront 2 loot boxes were not pay to win, it wouldn't have received the backlash it did, and EA would be making millions as consumers tried to get the pink Darth Vader outfit or something.

And it's not going to get any better because the younger generation will have come into console/PC gaming from Mobile games and over there paying for a game and getting everything included in the price is frowned on, and they are programmed into the false economy of getting the game free and then buying loot boxes or time savers is the better option.
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Team Rocket blast off into Pokémon Go's wardrobe

harryisme

2 months ago

So if you were to buy it all with real cash it would cost you around £28? Shame they don't have the Jesse and James White costumes.
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Is Bayonetta on Switch the definitive console version?

harryisme

2 months ago

@liquidsoap89 It is the XB1X version not XB1 that will supports VRR, The tech is essentially Freesync 2.0, which I do think the 1X supports, but I've not seen any tests to confirm this, also not many freesync 2.0 monitors around at the moment.
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de Blob owner THQ Nordic buys Saints Row and Dead Island owner Koch Media for 121m euro

harryisme

2 months ago

€121 Million for the Saints Row, Metro and Dead Island IP's as well as the studio's they own seems like a good deal.

Kinda crazy when you consider how THQ Nordic have grown over the years, and the number of titles and studio's they've acquired in the short time they've been a game publisher.

You have to feel sorry for Homefront developers Dambusters, in the past decade they've gone from being independent to being owned by Crytek, then being sold to Koch Media and now THQ Nordic. I wonder if speaking German is a requirement for working there, as their previous owners were German and Nordic is Austrian, where they also speak German I think.
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The Sea of Thieves premium shop will sell pets

harryisme

2 months ago

I desperately want us to be able to fire other stuff out of cannons, including monkeys and other animals, just because it's fun, right?
I'm not sure if PETA would agree, we all know how they seem to care more about treatment of animals in game than real life.
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