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FIFA 15 has all 20 Premier League stadiums

psimonius

4 years ago

Will White Hart Lane have the camera on the wrong side again? :rolleyes:
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Civilization: Beyond Earth release date announced

psimonius

4 years ago

Looks like a great mod but I'm not sure about a full purchase.
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Witness PS4's The PlayRoom, as demoed by Jimmy Fallon and Ice-T

psimonius

5 years ago

As someone who considers themselves to be a 'hardcore' gamer, I must say that was fantastic entertainment. Sure its gimmicky but a fantastic application of technology that will definitely blow kids (or adults like myself) minds on Christmas day.
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Google Nexus 5 review

psimonius

5 years ago

I've upgraded to the Nexus 5 from the IPhone 4S. I grew frustrated with Apple both in terms of hardware (in under two years, my 4S was physically broken despite being well cared for) and software (iOS7 - say no more).
I've never had an Android phone so perhaps that influences my initial impression but I can only say positive things about the Nexus 5. Yes, the power button is too high and the sim slot does protrude a little, but these are being picky. The screen is gorgeous and the software is so very quick. It's native integration into gmail and other Google web apps makes iOS 7 looks clumsy at best.
For those of you who buy your phones and go for cheap sim-only deals, this phone is ideal.
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Let's Play Grand Theft Auto 5

psimonius

5 years ago

Was on Santa Monica Pier just last weekend. How very cool.
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New FIFA 14 video highlights this year's changes

psimonius

5 years ago

Well that's not very realistic. Bale didn't score.
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Microsoft boss meets Hollywood execs to talk Xbox One TV content

psimonius

5 years ago

As someone who works in TV, I know full well the complex nature of TV licensing in multiple territories. Microsoft may well get an exclusive in the US market but whether that works in every single country in Europe is a completely different matter.

I think Microsoft are hanging their hat on a peg which is not attached to a wall.
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Battlefield 4 release date, Xbox One version announced

psimonius

5 years ago

Meaning a pre-October 29th Xbox One release?
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Kaz Hirai and his executives will sacrifice chunky annual bonuses to boost Sony's balance

psimonius

5 years ago

He hasn't yet been able to turn around the leaky buckets that are Sony's mobile phone business and its TV business, but he's working on it.
This should specify the electronics arm of the TV business. Sony Pictures Television (which sells Sony's own productions) is actually one of the most profitable areas for Sony.
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Respawn game is reportedly an always-online Xbox exclusive

psimonius

5 years ago

Mechs and the City.
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Raymond: Splinter Cell popularity held back by its complexity

psimonius

5 years ago

Dear Ubisoft, please listen carefully. Make a great game and the copies will fly off the shelf. Try to copy everything else out there and fatigued consumers will avoid it in droves.

Yours sincerely,
The paying public
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Report: Microsoft in talks to revive Heroes TV show on Xbox

psimonius

5 years ago

Enters video games industry. Changes video game industry into multimedia platform. Evolves multimedia platform into television distribution.

Is it too much to want a proper gaming console dedicated to gaming so I can play games?
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UK government launches in-app purchases survey for parents

psimonius

5 years ago

Shoot them all! Or don't. Whatever. I'm easy.
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SimCity out on Mac in June, free to those who have PC version - and vice versa

psimonius

5 years ago

"Spring 2013" my arse. Don't bother doing a port to Mac if you can't be bothered to make it Retina compatible.
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Inside PlayStation 4

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5 years ago

As a 360 owner I must admit my interest is piqued. It almost sounds too good to be true though. This is either going to cost a fortune, be so cheap it will bankrupt Sony or there's something they aren't telling us yet...
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Maxis attempts to explain why SimCity is always-online as players discover code for 20-min offline force-shutdown timer

psimonius

5 years ago

I understand Maxis wanting to keep to their vision but they must have known that even with the best will in the world, internet connections are not stable enough to maintain an always-online connection. There is nothing more annoying of wanting to play a game and some arbitrary function stopping you from doing so. It makes the product look shoddy. From that point of view, yes, build your game for a best case scenario but allow the game to synch up at a later point. To stop people playing because 20 minutes have passed is just stupid.
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SimCity launch debacle: EA admits it was "dumb", says sorry with a free game

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5 years ago

It's episodes like this that made me glad I'm waiting for the Mac version. Hopefully by then the server structure will be strong enough to cope with the influx of Mac players (who can play with PC players on the same servers) and we won't experience this all over again. I want it released soon but only once EA have their act together.

The server collapse must rank high up on the list of publisher own-goals in recent times. The irony is that if EA hadn't insisted on having the 'always on' DRM then the servers probably could have handled those players who did want the multiplayer experience and EA would have had a hit on their hands.

Incidentally, at the bottom of this article was an advert for Sim City. Oops.
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Company of Heroes 2 delayed to June 2013

psimonius

5 years ago

@wyp100 Motherf.... Now that's bummed me out.
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psimonius

5 years ago

Yes! Mac! This has made my day. Where's that jpeg of the fist-clenching toddler?
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EA putting micro-transactions "into all of our games"

psimonius

5 years ago

@Eoin I think buying a bus might be more appropriate for FIFA.
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Aliens: Colonial Marines review

psimonius

5 years ago

Colon-ial Marines.
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Fast & Furious star named as new Agent 47 in Hitman film reboot

psimonius

5 years ago

@Ranger_Ryu David Fincher started doing adverts, as do many current well known directors. If anything, they're a better choice for a film that is trying to catch the eye.
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psimonius

5 years ago

Can you reboot a franchise after one film? I have to agree that Olyphant was good in the role before.
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This is the LA Noire blooper reel

psimonius

5 years ago

This was fun. I really hope GTA V has this kind of mo-cap.
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Splinter Cell: Blacklist delayed to August 2013

psimonius

5 years ago

Big of Splinter Cell games but not impressed from what I've seen so far. Convinction was a good game but it felt more by luck than design. I have a feeling lightning isn't striking twice.
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Connecticut organisation is offering $25 gift certificates to destroy violent video games

psimonius

5 years ago

Violent media doesn't make a violent person and anyone who disagrees should be punched in the face.
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