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The Division delivers another powerhouse upgrade for Xbox One X

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7 days ago

I think the lack of a "performance mode" is at least equally down to the developer not wanting to risk the ire of gamers by offering a potential "advantage" to one set of players in an online game.
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Microsoft's E3 2018 media briefing has a date - and a new venue

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1 month ago

@ambershee A much smaller venue than what?
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Jelly Deals: 10 off a 50 spend at Amazon for one day only

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3 months ago

@TinyKaiju Cheers. I don't have that, but thanks for the reply
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3 months ago

@TinyKaiju Is that available for everyone? Similar deals from Amazon in the past have been account specific. Is there a link? Ta.
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PUBG becomes Xbox One sensation surpassing 3 million players in a month

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3 months ago

@Badoink "How about that December promotion in which MS was giving free PUBG with every Xbox One X"

A copy of GT Sport bundled with a PS4 counts as a copy of GT Sport sold.
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Xbox One backwards compatibility: how does it actually work?

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5 months ago

@Stricky "I'd give anything to play PGR4 on my XBX. Still more enjoyable than any Forza game. I know Bizzare doesn't exist but I'm sure someone at Microsoft could have nudged Activision for their blessing."

Sadly, certain games are very unlikely to come to BC due to licensing issues and PGR games are an example of those.

It's not Activision that are the problem, it's the licenses of official cars and music that are tied to the game and would have to be all individually renewed for the game to be re-released digitally (which is essentially what's happening with the BC program).
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Beautify sleeping TVs with a PS4 aquarium game

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5 months ago

@bobbyfarmer Thanks Bobby.

Ironically, the one thing that stopped me buying it on Xbox at the start of the year was the uncertainty around what you actually get for the 3 and what the final cost would be.

Much prefer the model you have chosen on PlayStation. Great work.
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rotmm

5 months ago

@the_ewan Cheers. Now been answered here ;)
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5 months ago

@bobbyfarmer Any chance of updating the app on other platforms to get a "Buy Once, Get Everything" option? Would be appreciated.
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rotmm

5 months ago

Been on Xbox One for awhile - 3.29 and I believe that also gets you the Windows 10 version.

There are in-app purchases for additional fish and aquarium items though. Would be interested to find out if the PS4 price includes everything.
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Jelly Deals: PS4 Pro discounted to 260 today

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5 months ago

@patchbox360 This is a UK deal which has no effect on NPD.

Not that I don't think Sony will win it, just that this has no effect on that one way or the other.
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rotmm

5 months ago

@Ragnor Probably a Sony led deal, don't expect Game to be losing on it (though not much positive margin either).
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5 months ago

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"This game is a Star Wars-themed online casino designed to lure kids into spending money"

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5 months ago

@Malek86 Because EA, silly.
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There's a Star Wars kit in FIFA 18

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6 months ago

Damn, EA have put more effort into that Fifa kit than Sony did into their Battlefront 2 console
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Curse of Osiris includes PlayStation-exclusive map in Destiny 2's coolest area

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6 months ago

@EDDS Sony just posted that they are at 67+ million PS4's sold... so I'd say for them it's definitely not hurting by buying up this exclusive and timed-exclusive content.
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6 months ago

@VideoGameAddict25 Same with Destiny 1, though I think it came to Xbox 2 years later after the deal expired.
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Jelly Deals: GAME is selling PlayStation VR with Resi 7, GT Sport and more for 350

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6 months ago

@DampCloth Just be warned it's offline only and max 1 v 1 on the track.
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Argos says it'll deliver Xbox One X at one minute past midnight in London

rotmm

6 months ago

@Baban_Iesu Haha. This was like 8/9 years ago ;)
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6 months ago

@Cold_Waste I noted your lady didn't :p
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6 months ago

@Eldritch I rarely buy used games, but I did buy Hitman: Blood Money from CEX and as a special bonus got 3 naked photo's of some chaps wife or girlfriend slipped inside the game manual.

None of his pubes though.
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Government response to loot box concern is predictably non-committal

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6 months ago

There is something weird going on when it's a world where "gamers" and "gaming journalists" are actively trying to get government involved in further investigating and regulating video games.

Do we trust big government all of a sudden to not fuck things up and use a mallet where a screwdriver might be required?
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Lewis Hamilton is to star in Gran Turismo Sport

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7 months ago

@Megaspacer Dick.
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Xbox One X won't include Xbox One S' offer of free Kinect adaptor

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7 months ago

@mega-gazz "So upgrading to the "most advanced console ever" from my current XBox One means I'll have to turn on xbox, amp & TV seperately, find my amp controller to adjust volume and walk to the other end of the house to skype my friends, which I do every day?"

The Xbox One X (and the Xbox One S) have an IR Blaster built in, meaning you can still turn on your amp and TV by turning on your Xbox One and do things like changing the channel and volume by using a compatible media remote (which I assume you have now) or your Xbox One controller.

With regards to Skype, if you don't want the faff and cost of the Kinect adapter, you can use any cheapo USB webcam for Skyping on your Xbox One (or will be able to by the time the X is out).

Hope this helps.
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7 months ago

@BigOrkWaaagh "I use mine for Skype on a weekly basis"

In the next Xbox One Dashboard update you will be able to use any USB camera for Skype, Twitch and the like.

Not having to buy a proprietary anymore is great I think. Personally, will still use my Kinect going forward, but already bought a cheap USB camera for my son's XB1s and works well.
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Forza Motorsport 7 physical sales down slightly on Forza 6

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7 months ago

@BBIAJ "Yes, we got 4 days early access, but the VIP, Day One, Hoonigan, and Fast & Furious DLC's are all utterly broken."

I understand your frustration, but be careful with the "We" as I got the UE and got all of those things.
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Here's what The Witcher 3 looks like at 4K on PS4 Pro

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7 months ago

@riceNpea You make a good point, the Pro is certainly now starting to look a touch overpriced for what it is, and with enhancements for 1080p TV owners being on a game by game basis, it certainly makes less sense than the X that offers enhanced texture filtering for all games as well as automatically super sampling all 4K enhanced games for 1080p sets.
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7 months ago

@Yoona "It's impressive for a console which costs $399"

That is an important point. Price is an important factor. We now have a real choice.

Do you save a little money and go for a PS4 Pro, or do you invest 25% more to get circa 50% more power, 50% more memory and other bells and whistles like Dolby Atmos, 4K Blu Ray, etc.

Interesting times for gamers.
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PlayStation boss Andrew House leaving Sony after 27 years

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7 months ago

@Adge I can see that, but the reality is that it's like throwing a hand grenade into a lake and most of the fish just swim toward it because, "ohhh, shiny!" before Boom! :D

Top work!
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7 months ago

@frunk To be fair, GADG3Tx87 is far from the only one to get suckered in by Adge's trolling... and not only in this particular comments section ;)

Honestly, I'd have thought the trolling was far too obvious to fall far. I clearly have a higher expectation on the quality of commenters here than the reality shows.
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rotmm

7 months ago

@OneManAndHisDroid "...you probably just googled it to make your point"

I think that says more about your basic use and understanding of the English language than anything ;)
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rotmm

7 months ago

@nerdherder Calm yourself. Check post history. PS4 Pro owner who has been making obvious "anti-PS" troll post recently. Don't worry, he's still on your team :)
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rotmm

7 months ago

@jetfire10 "what is the point of this comment" - to get downvotes. PS fan trolling ;)
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rotmm

7 months ago

Always seemed like a classy guy, hope he finds success wherever he lands.
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PlayStation VR getting updated headset

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7 months ago

@Mr_Writer85 "BTW quick question if I start getting really warm and clamy when playing VR is that motion sickness?"

No, that means it's good quality VR Porn!
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Rise of the Tomb Raider shines in HDR on Xbox One X

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7 months ago

@riceNpea Given it was recently used for a KFC commercial here in the UK, I don't think the song will really work on another ad so quickly after the last.

https://youtu.be/KykM1kwdaOA
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Balancing FIFA 18 sounds like a living nightmare

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8 months ago

Until the gaming media show that they can actually cover Games as a Service it will never happen. Games need media to cover them to stay relevant in the minds of gamers.

One great example of a Game as a Service is Killer Instinct on Xbox One. Constant content and engine updates and now on a full Season 3 release.

And yet, the latter seasons have seen no review on EG.

EG pretend they want games as a service, but really they want a new boxed copy to preview and review.
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The limits for FIFA on Nintendo Switch

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8 months ago

@Gambit1977 "Didn't Vita sell 80m worldwide? Why is that still "not selling"?"

I think you're mixing up the PSP, which did sell around 80m, and the PSVita, which most certainly hasn't sold anywhere close to that number.
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Titanfall 2 lands on EA and Origin Access

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9 months ago

@homerbert Ha! Snap.
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9 months ago

@mr_pink 8-12 hours (I took my time and it was a little longer) - no lock in after 1 month.
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PlayStation Plus price hike announced for Europe

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9 months ago

@sp1der1976 "For some baffling reason, Sony has always treated it most loyal market, Europe, with little more than contempt."

It's not baffling at all. Sony have long subscribed to the Bad Boyfriend model of "Treat them mean, keep them keen" behaviour to their largest market and have done so because it works. We love it here.
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rotmm

9 months ago

"...to reflect various market conditions..." = 60+ MILLION PS4's SOLD BITCHES!!!!
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Oculus Rift and Touch bundle just got a massive discount

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10 months ago

@carmagainagain I think the "grey area" isn't just about the camera (that most people won't have) but also the Move controllers.

Most games need them, not in the most literal sense (as games can work with DS4) but in the sense of making the games actually feel playable and fun.

Anyway comparing the price of a basic headset to a complete bundle as EG have done here is not really good journalism.

As an aside, I still don't understand why Sony never saw fit to release the PSVR bundle including headset/camera over here as they did in the US. That only benefitted scalpers on eBay with overpriced manky Move controllers :/
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10 months ago

Where can you find a PSVR bundle for 300?
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Minecraft is getting cross-platform play

rotmm

11 months ago

@Zerobob "I'm a PS4 owner and I care."

No, you really don't. Do you really think any PS4 owner is going to go

"You know, I would really love my PS4 save to automatically link to my switch and I can play with my mate on Windows 10.... what, the PS4 can't do that? Well, let me just sell my PS4 and buy an XB1 then."

Of course not. Sony knows that while it's a nice to have feature, it's certainly not going to harm their install base by a single console sale.
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11 months ago

@Zerobob "What have Sony got against progress?"

60m and growing in PS4 sales means they don't have to play nice. Their gamers literally don't care.
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Sony downplays dream of PlayStation Vita successor

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11 months ago

"....But once the content slowed in that pipeline, it became hard to keep the Vita as a going concern."

Essentially Shawn is saying that once Sony showed they weren't going to support it with games, people stopped buying it.

And Sony are surprised by that?
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Buy a 12-month PlayStation Plus subscription, get Star Wars Battlefront free

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11 months ago

@Haar "Microsoft can keep digital foundry afloat, buy paying them to publish frequent scorpio is IMG great compared to xbox one / ps4 / ps4pro articles"

Don't worry about Digital Foundry, they are made for life with all the SonyDollars they've been paid the last few years of positive for PS4 & Pro coverage.

Twat
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10-hour trial of Mass Effect Andromeda out five days before launch

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1 year ago

@jabberwocky Unravel had a 10 hour trial but only able to play the first few levels (2?).
They could easily gate off progress to a certain point or level.

Edit: Just checked and Battlefield 1 only had first 2 SP missions in trial, rest was MP.
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1 year ago

Suspect it won't be 10 hours of Story to trial.
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