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Skyrim on Xbox One X gets the job done - but we expected more

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5 months ago

@Naetharu I bought a relatively good i5-based Zoostorm, recased it, upped the PSU, and stuck a decent GPU in it. About 600 all told, and a pretty good machine still 3 years later.

Sadly, looking at Amazon, you're looking at 800 now to do that, but the hardware is a lot better (16GB DDR4, 2TB HDD - mine has half that for both, and is still DDR3).
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Share your favourite moments from Obsidian games and win consoles!

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8 months ago

The entire Underpants Gnomes fight in Stick of Truth. Unashamedly South Park, and just unbelievably faithful to the show and its sense of humour.
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Microsoft's final sales pitch for Xbox One X falls flat

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8 months ago

I tried to watch it, really I did, but my brain just... tuned out of it. They didn't seem to really show anything new, and that worries me. I agree they need a new, fresh IP that's exclusive and breathtaking, but I honestly don't think Microsoft is willing to do the work to truly acquire or develop first party developers.

I'm still kinda shocked they didn't offer to buy up IO and their IP the second Square Enix dropped them - Hitman was a huge success for its piece by piece release strategy, and Splinter Cell as an IP they have a history with (and could possibly acquire) would do well to follow it - or indeed any of the parts of THQ as they splintered (especially Volition, who would have made Crackdown that much bigger a name, and the Darksiders team, who clearly can make great original IP).

I genuinely don't get their first party strategy any more, or how they intend to grow and develop it. They're really suffering for that this generation.
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For Honor player exploits his way to tournament victory

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8 months ago

Oh boy, here comes another "Operation Health" which will do just the same as it did on Siege: very little.
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Halo 5's lack of Master Chief was a "huge disappointment", 343 admits

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12 months ago

@HeyPablo They committed the same sin as Bungie did in Destiny: the story is, literally, external to the game - Forerunners in the books and terminal stuff, Destiny in the Grimoire cards.
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sanctusmortis

12 months ago

@HisDivineOrder to a degree; they worked on a franchise at a time typically for a platform (Crash then Jax then Uncharted) until very recently (Last of Us). And, being fair to 343, they've done, what, 2 games? They have a future.
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sanctusmortis

12 months ago

@williamarthurfenton yeah, it'd like being pretty much any first party development team ever. Like how Turn 10 and Polyphony only make new games in their racing franchises, or how until Horizon (and after Shellshock) Guerilla only made Killzone games. It's kinda what 1st party developers do...
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sanctusmortis

12 months ago

As a huge fan of the series, the split between the two groups wasn't what made 5 bad for me. It's that it no longer felt like I was the focus.

Managing the (woefully ineffective) AI teammates for both squads killed the fun for me, because I had to constantly micromanage them, and it felt as though I got downed way too easy so that they could fail to get me up constantly.

There is no fun on being on the ground waiting for AI to eventually bumble over and get you back up, and I'd much rather they were purely AI as in Reach than the terribly ineffective and constantly murdered squad mates 5 made them.
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Microsoft reveals Minecraft Store with virtual currency

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1 year ago

It doesn't sound that different to how the console versions work right now, and the second I saw the Windows 10 version I knew this'd be where it went. At least they plan to make the transactions port between versions.
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Five ways your Xbox One and 360 games will be better on Scorpio

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1 year ago

@4KLobster I'd guess they might go the SSHD route - basically a traditional HDD with an amount of solid state storage to use as a giant cache, speeding it up considerably. Seagate's Firecuda drives are the most popular example, with a 5x performance boost over traditional 7200RPM HDDs.
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Uncharted 4 wins best game at the BAFTAs

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1 year ago

CLASH ROYALE WON ESPORTS?!?
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Inside the next Xbox: Project Scorpio tech revealed

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1 year ago

The amount of downvoting in this thread is hilarious. Seriously, any positive comment gets nuked.

Look, we should all be happy one of the manufacturers is truly pushing the envelope, and this sounds like a genuine top-to-bottom rebuild. That pushes Sony to do the same, just like AMD pushing new hardware makes Nvidia up their games and the same in the CPU market. AMD's poor CPUs have been letting Intel get away with little improvement, and Ryzen makes them up their game. We should ALL be happy that ANY manufacturer is trying to advance the console hardware market like this, and it seems like it is one hell of a jump forwards.
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sanctusmortis

1 year ago

@heygoletsgo did you even read the article? No. Not even.
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PS4 premium joypad face-off: Razer Raiju vs Nacon Revolution Pro

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1 year ago

Let's face it, there'll never be an Elite Controller equivalent unless Sony makes it themselves. And that's fine, because they put all their effort into making the DS4 solid.
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How to triple your Switch battery life for under 20

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1 year ago

I've had a ton of RavPower's stuff, and it's never let me down. Does remind me I need to get some more micro USB cables after the cat took a taste to them...
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Fan project to get Zelda: Breath of the Wild running on PC shows remarkable progress

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1 year ago

@Netz_Ausg by that logic the NES Classic is just as guilty, as are the countless Mega Drive handheld/TV plugin machines.
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sanctusmortis

1 year ago

@Diji1 somebody has never played any of the Wii or Gamecube games on Dolphin, I see - Wind Waker runs better in an emulator at 4K than it does in the "HD remaster"...
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sanctusmortis

1 year ago

@SupremeAC CEMU is the Wii U emulator, and this isn't the Switch version as a result. Having a legal copy of the game to run it is a central idea of emulation, even if piracy is what a lot of people use it for.
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Zelda: Breath of the Wild speedrunner finds surprising new way to travel

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1 year ago

King Gothalion, a streamer on Twitch, has been doing similar stuff by cutting down trees, stasis-ing the log, and beating it up before jumping on. It's how he got to some locations he didn't have the stamina for, too...
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Ghost Recon Wildlands feels remarkably tame

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1 year ago

@Lankysi TBF GR:W has been getting similar impressions from a lot of other people; it's not enough Ghost Recon, maybe a bit too much Ubisoft Generic Open World.
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GAME is having trouble with launch day Nintendo Switch deliveries

sanctusmortis

1 year ago

After the Pip-Boy Edition debacle, never again.
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The Dead Space 3 the developers wanted to make

sanctusmortis

1 year ago

The only bright point in the Dead Space saga: one day, it'll get the Bioshock to its System Shock 1 and 2. And, like Alien, they'll retcon the third part's mistakes away...
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Nintendo Switch Street Fighter 2 first-person mode looks janky

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1 year ago

Everything wrong with motion control in under 6 minutes. Impressive. False reads, oversimplified gestures still improperly read, lack of directional input, could be done better with traditional controls... it's all there.
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Snake Pass release date set for March on all platforms, including Switch

sanctusmortis

1 year ago

Played this at the Yorkshire Games Festival back in November. Pretty cool physics-based game.
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More than three years after launch, GTA5 is back top of the charts

sanctusmortis

1 year ago

So nobody's going to mention that it's currently selling at ShopTo for 24.85 with 24 of online currency, with CEX buying copies for 16 and giving 23 for trades? So 50 gets you 48 of GTA money (5 million in-game) and 46 of trade-in credit to get anything you want with...
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Brexit blamed for incoming UK App Store price rise

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1 year ago

@Indication only in how they compare to US pricing, really.
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sanctusmortis

1 year ago

@Fourfoldroot That doesn't mean you won't, though. I expect it'll be Amazon next to hike their digital prices, though, or Google.
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sanctusmortis

1 year ago

@FX102A I tried, honestly, but what I got back in the main was bile.
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sanctusmortis

1 year ago

15-35% price hikes will be the norm on all exports - physical and digital - soon enough. Get ready for it to get way worse.
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Be warned: surprise Resident Evil 7 ending spoiler leaks online

sanctusmortis

1 year ago

Having read the spoilers, I'm kinda hazy on how they are genuinely spoilers. It's really something that was discussed all along.
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A pair of Nintendo Switch Joy-con controllers costs 75

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1 year ago

Don't forget that doesn't include the little charging dock they slide into. So: Switch for a household of 4, assuming each will need at least the Joy Cons, is 505. INSANE pricing.
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Eurogamer reader's top 50 games of 2016 voting

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1 year ago

@porkface where's Dead Rising 4?
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Captain America and Morrigan confirmed for Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite

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1 year ago

I assume no X-Men because they're mid-reboot in the comics (IIRC the new series launches in Spring) and they'll be using current roster.
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Watch nine minutes of Prey gameplay

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1 year ago

Video name: "8 minutes of Prey gameplay with developer commentary". Article: "watch 9 minutes of Prey gameplay". Whuh?
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Why I think big console game sales are down

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1 year ago

Personally? I'd put it down to more games that last longer.

Why get a half-decent multiplayer shooter when you have Overwatch, Destiny or Halo 5?
Why get Watch Dogs 2 when you already have GTA V and are still actively playing online?
Why get Dishonoured 2 when you're still getting your Mastery Levels in Hitman?

There's been a lot of big releases this year and before designed to stick around, and they are. People are less willing to throw in for a game with a limited life as a result. Destiny, Division, Warframe, Hitman, GTA Online, Halo 5, Battlefield 1, all the MOBAs and MOBA-likes - they're all made to be games you can come back to all the time for one more game.
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How Football Manager 2017 is making football fans panic about Brexit

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1 year ago

@Fourfoldroot stop reading.
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sanctusmortis

1 year ago

@sizu_sizu then stop reading.
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So, about that Assassin's Creed Ezio Collection glitch video

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1 year ago

So, website makes pretty innocuous post about how bugs remain and to say "holy shit this guy's textures look NUTS" (the same people who make Monster Factory) so a guy makes a discrediting video to promote his YouTube channel, and all of this is news?

Gotcha.
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Face-Off: Forza Horizon 3

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2 years ago

@VEGA well, no TVs currently do rec 2020 either, and actually there's a few monitors that do 98% of P3, which is better than basically any telly on the market... prohibitively expensive at 4k, yes, but so are OLEDs which are the only other screens to come even close.
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sanctusmortis

2 years ago

@sizu_sizu there's been monitors with wide colour gamut support for quite a while. Dell do a whole range with support for over a billion colours, for instance.
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sanctusmortis

2 years ago

@MrPomeroy HDR monitors exist for PC, and have for ages - via the wide colour gamut. See Dell's UltraSharp range, which support 12-bit colour at a value of over a billion colours.
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Rise of the Tomb Raider: the first PS4 Pro vs PC graphics comparison

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2 years ago

@sizu_sizu of course there are games that are native 4K on PS4P. But are they at the quality of new titles, or are they remasters and indie titles? IIRC, it's the latter.
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sanctusmortis

2 years ago

@kirankara I doubt MS are aiming for "4K ultra pc settings". I imagine they're aiming for native 4K at the same quality level as the standard at 1080P.
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sanctusmortis

2 years ago

@_LarZen_ from a little Googling, there don't seem to be any HDR monitors. They're "on the way", but not here. Which surprised me, a lot.
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The Last Guardian delayed again

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2 years ago

It just occurred to me that, in the development time of this game from announcement to this new release date, there have been FOUR Gears of War games (2,3, Judgement, 4). Same for Halo (ODST, Reach, 4 and 5) and double that for Forza (Forza 2 was released the year this was announced).

Those must have been some serious bugs.
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sanctusmortis

2 years ago

I really, really dread this game coming out. Delay on delay, assurance after assurance, always about tweaking it and fixing niggles. I genuinely worry about what exactly has caused them all these issues.
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PS4 Pro Performance Analysis: Horizon Zero Dawn

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2 years ago

@foxmulder55 on what? How would they release it? Youtube doesn't support HDR.
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Apple iPhone 7 more expensive in UK - blame Brexit

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2 years ago

This whole comments thread is why it's so depressing being a politics student.
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Mass Effect Andromeda's male and female hero choices are brother and sister

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2 years ago

So similar to how the Hawke choice worked in DA2 then? Okay, cool. I trust Bioware to pull this stuff off more than I trust most developers.
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Every PlayStation 4 to be made HDR capable via a patch

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2 years ago

@RawShark but HDR as an industry standard requires HDMI 2.0a, which the PS4 doesn't have. What people aren't getting is the HOW, not the WHY.
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