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Codies ends PC, PS3 GRID online play

mad-hacker

7 years ago

You get what you pay for.
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The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D

mad-hacker

7 years ago

IGN? That would explain the high score.
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Sony withheld PSN hack truth - report

mad-hacker

7 years ago

"Sony Lies" isn't news.
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Rage team to move onto Doom 4

mad-hacker

7 years ago

Valve's timing seems all wrong with engine tech these days.
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Auto Club Revolution has console physics

mad-hacker

7 years ago

You could easily have ghostracing.
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Nintendo and Epic Games hacked

mad-hacker

7 years ago

I don't think Nintendo store credit card information at all do they?

Also, phishing is not a website break-in attempt.
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wipEout 2048

mad-hacker

7 years ago

Analogue sticks aren't really analogue.

The NGP sticks will obviously have poorer fidelity than a real joypad, just like PSP (iirc PSP was 16-way with two levels of pressure).
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Sony Xperia Play HDMI out spotted

mad-hacker

7 years ago

Iterating already, unsurprising. You'd feel shortchanged if you bought this phone, the first model has been a disaster.
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Face-Off: Portal 2

mad-hacker

7 years ago

1080P/60FPS on my Apple Mac.
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The Xbox Live regions not getting PayPal

mad-hacker

7 years ago

lol 'fopar'.
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Sega Rally Online Arcade

mad-hacker

7 years ago

The 9/10 given in the Sega Rally Revo advertorial back in 2006 hangs like a millstone around this reviews neck.
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No More Heroes: Heroes' Paradise

mad-hacker

7 years ago

Puerile summary, well done.
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Ocarina of Time 3D pre-order bonuses

mad-hacker

7 years ago

Nice advertorial.
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Starhawk

mad-hacker

7 years ago

Eww
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"No concern" at Xperia PS1 game sales

mad-hacker

7 years ago

Emulators are generally not legal because you also need the BIOS, which is protected by copyright.
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mad-hacker

7 years ago

PS1 downloads are not even popular on a dedicated gaming device. Why on earth would someone BUY A PHONE to play them.

Also, any decent games people care to list are already available on the PSN and have been for months. There is no sense in signing up for a contract for this relatively shit smartphone when you could get a decent phone and a cheap second hand PSP instead.

The market for people needing convenient access to PS1 games but who do not wish to carry two devices is OBVIOUSLY so small that you have to wonder what's going on with the whole chain of command at Sony. What idiot thought it was a good idea, what idiot green lit the project, what idiot crunched the numbers? What a disaster.
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First 3DS firmware update detailed?

mad-hacker

7 years ago

Hopefully they've realised that Netfront is a garbage web browser and they're considering alternatives.
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Ace Combat Assault Horizon release date

mad-hacker

7 years ago

As a fan and student of the series, I found AC6 to be the most boring.
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Thor: God of Thunder

mad-hacker

7 years ago

You should seriously have tried to review the DS version, it looks to be vastly superior.
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Brink

mad-hacker

7 years ago

Payola.
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Steel Diver

mad-hacker

7 years ago

Instabuy
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Cave Story 3D release date announced

mad-hacker

7 years ago

A release date for Cave Story? Yeah, I've heard that one before. Call me when it's actually out.
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Sony Data Protection breach "probable"

mad-hacker

7 years ago

I can only assume that they are checking the address on the card with the bank.
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mad-hacker

7 years ago

I just ordered a CD without once entering my 3 digit code.
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mad-hacker

7 years ago

I just added a new card to my amazon account without requiring the security code.
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mad-hacker

7 years ago

Looks like you get negged for posting simple facts in the eurogamer comments.
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mad-hacker

7 years ago

Point me as a website that does not require the 3 digit security code or other machinism for online ordering

Amazon.co.uk
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PSN outage is hurting developers

mad-hacker

7 years ago

Dylan, if you diversified to the other digital distribution networks you wouldn't have such an issue here.
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James Cameron: Games will "drive" 3D

mad-hacker

7 years ago

Active shutter glasses are awful. I demoed every single version including a £2600 Sony set and it was just awful, with background flickering and sparkly edges to a layered display without any kind of volume to the items onscreen. So far the best 3D effect I've seen is the at the cinema (no compromise on screen size or ambient light helps a LOT) or the 3DS.
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mad-hacker

7 years ago

3D in films is distracting, not immersive. It's the exact opposite of what they're trying to achieve.
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Twisted Metal

mad-hacker

7 years ago

Up there with Super Smash Bros for games I simply do not understand the appeal for.
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Mobile Games Roundup

mad-hacker

7 years ago

Just read the first comment here. Absolutely shocking! You just blew my mind with that comparison.
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mad-hacker

7 years ago

The Real Racing series is just awful in my opinion. I really, really, really don't understand how anyone thinks it is any good.
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Cheap This Week - 20/04/11

mad-hacker

7 years ago

CEX are selling SMB for £25, not buying it for that. Do Gamestation really match CEXs sell price?!
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The PSPgo "was a complete flop"

mad-hacker

7 years ago

Disaster that didn't cost them anything

Sure, they might have made money on the unit, if it sold and didn't get returned. But it didn't develop and market itself for free.
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mad-hacker

7 years ago

They launched the PSPgo on the same day as GT. You could get your PSPgo home, update the firmware, then sit and wait 3-4 hours for GT to download, totally unable to use the device.

There was an alternative plan, you could set up Media Go, watch it fail to work, surf the web for the solution, mess around with .NET patches, finally get it working, and then kick the download off while you mess around with your PSPgo which doesn't have any games on it yet.

It really, really, really, really needs some kind of background download facility. Quite why they didn't incorporate this is beyond me.
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Total Apple iOS sales: 189 million

mad-hacker

7 years ago

@Caimbeul, no, that's not correct. Their tablets especially but also their smartphones and ipods are clearly very competitively priced (just ask the Motorola Xoom). You will also find it difficult to beat their hardware build quality for the price in the niches that they've created. They just look expensive because they don't make mainstream systems.
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mad-hacker

7 years ago

@jellyBelly, I disagree. OS X is the one looking tired; the last update added very little to the overall experience, and I'm not sure that merging in the iOS look and feel is going to help that. Windows 7 is functionally equivalent in all key areas, and also has a few advantages (TRIM support anyone?). The problem that OS X has right now is that it can't justify the high prices of the Mac hardware, the only USP it has as of right now is a consistent aesthetic. I have an early 2008 Macbook Pro running Snow Leopard and I see very little reason to upgrade it. I don't understand anyone who has upgraded to anything newer. I also certainly won't pay more than £25 for Lion.

Apple are laser focused on iOS to the detriment of Macs and OS X. That's fine for now, I'm a happy iPad owner after all.

But I would certainly welcome a real shift in the desktop space, as tablets and smartphones are making £1500 laptops look like a foolish purchase.
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Section 8: Prejudice

mad-hacker

7 years ago

Guaranteed half the people commenting here will end up not playing this for more than an hour.

Never, ever, ever buy a game on score alone.
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Retrospective: Turbo Esprit

mad-hacker

7 years ago

Iif you think this game is obscure, you just weren't there.
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mad-hacker

7 years ago

as good as GTA
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Did Nintendo steal Final Fantasy art?

mad-hacker

7 years ago

wow, why does this matter, even slightly at all?
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You can buy SWTOR gold/credits now

mad-hacker

7 years ago

I have no problem with the concept of purchasing gold. Sometimes it can be important in order to keep up with your guild if you go on holiday or something like that.

However, buying gold in advance for an MMO that (let's face it) will probably tank and for which there is no guarantee that your friends will even bother playing does seem incredibly dumb. But on the other hand, some people just like to get ahead of the game. While the headline price here is crazy, I'm sure they have lower denominations.

When I roll a new alt in WoW I usually send him a few hundred G from my characters at the level cap, because it's just pocket change to them, but it can make advancing through the levels MUCH quicker. I'd wager that people will do the same here, but with pre-purchased coinage.
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F2P coming to 360 next year – report

mad-hacker

7 years ago

I remember vaguely looking forward to Joyride before the ruined it with Kitenc controls.
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New Trackmania 2 screenshots land

mad-hacker

7 years ago

I'd be surprised if it was free to play in the early days.
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Xperia Play

mad-hacker

7 years ago

@nedgip I think you should really see the size of the NGP before you wish it was a phone.
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mad-hacker

7 years ago

@Toothball, that's where the value proposition starts to get even worse, if you're stuck in a contract now, then picking this up with a contract at the end of the year or whenever is going to lock you into the old tech for an even longer period.

Now, if it was PS2 games, I think that would make a world of difference. I guess I'll wait to see if they ever get to that point.
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Patapon 3

mad-hacker

7 years ago

I hope Sony are working on fresh IP for the NGP, because their PSP stable is getting more than a little ripe.
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PSP maintains lead over 3DS in Japan

mad-hacker

7 years ago

The 3D is a gimmick. Anyone who says otherwise is fooling themselves.

Dumbest statement I've read today. Every unique selling point is a gimmick. Gimmick is not the derogative term that you seem to think it is. No other handhelds have 3D, the 3DS does, therefore, yes, 3D is a gimmick.

Personally I'd say it's a MacGuffin. It's nice to have, it gets people interested. The long term strength of the platform is going to come from elsewhere (looking at the list of internal studios and what they're working on, my guess is the long term strength is going to come from the games).
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Xbox 360 vs. PlayStation 3: Round 30

mad-hacker

7 years ago

I just pick the 360 version by default now. It very rarely pays to wait for the DF analysis.
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