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PlayStation 5: when can Sony truly deliver a generational leap in power?

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1 week ago

If the ps5 came that early (doubtful), Iíd be really pissed off if Iíd only just bought a pro.
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Sega confirms Shenmue remasters are finally happening

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1 week ago

@aniki : YES PLEASE! I'd love to play that again!
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1 week ago

@Pasco : I'm sure it could be.. But why? Whats the benefit of making a slow moving game like this 60fps? Only thing I can think of, perhaps - is the quick time events? But as long as the HUD telling you to respond is 60fps - the game doesn't need to be.

What's the benefit?

I totally get benefit in a fps/racer/twitch game (the sort of games that now seem to only run at 30fps because the developer preferred "full hd", as it looks better in screenshots). But I don't get the benefit here.

Sure, I'm gonna get negged without anyone responded to why they think it's needed.. But genuinely curious as to what advantage you think you'll get?
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1 week ago

@paradoxequinox : No idea, I never played it - as I remembered that the first game wasn't that good once I removed said glasses.
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1 week ago

I loved Shenmue first time around, it was new, fresh and different - and the graphics looked amazeballs on my dreamcast (much better than any other game on any other machine at the time).

Looking back to it, I really don't see the point.... Removing rose tinted nostalgia goggles, it was a bit shit.
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System Shock remake dev details return to "original vision" following project hiatus

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2 weeks ago

Have these developers done anything before?

It stinks of inexperience right now
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Don't gush: why the vision of Mirror's Edge Catalyst makes it a modern great

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2 weeks ago

@smelly : I'll reply to myself.. Because I can.

Books are an passive fiction. Until Choose Your Own/Fighting fantasy books came along to game-y-fy the books... Games adopted plot and story in order to keep you playing ... Instead of gameplay.. But, its a lot easier to keep people playing based on story rather than gameplay - so companies jumped on that.

So now we have a medium, where we are judged by sites like this, on the context/plot/etc of the non-interactive storyline. As apparently - a good story makes a crap game good, and vice versa.

I wont suggest, that if you want to watch an non-interactive story - that perhaps you should be going to the movies instead?

* I am not slagging off games where the story is all about interactivity.. Just how reviewers seem to focus on games based on story, rather than the game - where the story itself is inconsequent
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2 weeks ago

I got this with Xbox gold the other month. Itís crap. Original played very well and fluid, this just feels wrong, and isnít fun. Open world nature doesnít help, the original felt more like you were solving puzzles -by finding your way around the world.

.. hate it.

But then, this article says nothing about gameplay, all 100% about story, so as itís all feminist and stuff, itís obviously a great game. Just like far cry 5 is apparently shit.
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Outlast 2 on Switch compared with PlayStation 4

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3 weeks ago

@stuartwhite : If the game is good, why wouldn't I want to play it handheld?

And the reality is - unless I'm running 2 games side by side (or I need digital foundry to tell me the differences) - I'm not going to notice the difference in any way to affect my enjoyment of said game.

Take for instance now. I'm currently re-playing Far Cry 4 in 4k on my PC with everything ramped up to ultra setting - I get 120+ fps from it even then (and it looks fantastic). But the other day it crashed and I went to bed - I played it 2 days later and was playing it for a couple of days - and it looked fine, then I saw a waterfall and something looked a bit off.. Seems that somehow crash had somehow reset the settings and i'd been running at 720p with the graphics set to normal.

But It'd taken me 2 days to even notice - and even then it was only the waterfalls which tipped me off. Sure, once Id put the settings back up to max again, I noticed the difference (but only because I was comparing immediately after the previous setting - when I took a 2 day break, I didn't notice anything at all.. Certainly didn't hamper my enjoyment of the game).
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Snake Pass' latest update adds a free new Arcade Mode

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4 weeks ago

Do people REALLY get upset over an icon?
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Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo Switch playable at E3

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1 month ago

@Lin : so you think games only get new engines for new hardware? Or that the engine somehow does or doesnít make something a sequel? Thatís strange to me... that means you think hundreds of video game sequels are just ports?
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1 month ago

@ricpamiwor : I will admit, I did get confused at this post. I thought ďwhat are you talking about? Itís been like this for ages?Ē.. then I noticed I wasnít on polygon.com
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1 month ago

I do love that some people have 100% made up their mind that this is ďa lazy portĒ, after a v quick reveal trailer. Personally, I donít see it myself, as theyíre obviously planning on using this as a selling point for their new online service.

But seems to me, even if at E3, Nintendo comes out saying ďthis is a brand new smash, built from ground up over the last 4 yearsĒ * - there will be people online going ďbut look, itís still a fighting game, that proves itís just a wii u port with new levels and charactersĒ.


* of course it wonít be, just like the latest call of duty, or fifa will build on engine before it.. theyíre not going to completely rewrite it .. just like Iím sure the wii u version had wii code in it, etc etc. But at what point it stops being a ďportĒ and starts becoming a new game in fanboys eyes is beyond me. Nintendo seem to see this as a new game.. so until i see otherwise, then it is.

.. and any other kind of fanboy speculation about it not being, based on a video where we saw nothing more than 2 new characters, and potentially old characters either in different skins, or playing totally differently - is beyond me
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Fortnite Twitch streamer Ninja is making $500,000 a month

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1 month ago

@Hughesy : True, I don't understand what pleasure people get from watching sports either. :)

But games, to me - are, and will always be, something to experience yourself - as opposed to a spectator event

Its like watching porn, I guess its okay to watch - but I would much rather be participating.

But as I say - if people like this stuff, Then I'm an old dinosaur - I don't get it.. But I wont take away from other peoples enjoyment of it... So mucho respect for this guy for taking advantage of people who like this stuff.

I'll never understand it myself though. Gaming for me should be interactive, not passive.
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1 month ago

I don't understand why people want to watch people play games (as opposed to playing them themselves).

But good for him. If people want to watch this stuff, then its great someone is making money off them.
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A Vive Pro will cost £800, Vive reduced to £500

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1 month ago

@megadriveguy I swear gamers think that the price of things must go up and down daily based on the current exchange rate.

It doesn't work like that!

For starters you're not taking into account stuff like shipping and import duties..

Prices will be set based on historic value of the pound, which is currently better than it was.. But likely to drop again as Brexit gets closer.

Actually, after brexit - import duties are probably going to be even higher, due to lack of trade agreements, etc

etc etc etc
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Detective Pikachu sees Pokťmon fully embrace its anime heritage

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1 month ago

@wingzerosys : So, itís longer than most aaa FPS games then?
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Burnout Paradise Remastered review - driving perfection

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1 month ago

@Mr_Bison : I donít see why not? A good game remains a good game with age. And a new graphical coat of paint can be a good thing too.

I love Mario sunshine, to me itís an essential. If they remastered it, itís still an essential -I would happily rebuy.

I know people prefer BO3.. but this game is still the most time Iíve ever devoted to a single racing gsme.. I loved it. And probably the only game on 360 where I got nearly all the achievements too!

That said, yes.. Iíd prefer a switch version.. then I can play it all again in bed.

I bought the 360 version in a blockbuster sale for 15 quid.. itíd been out a bit, so a lot of the free dlc had already come out (ability to restart races, etc).. so maybe people moaning about it, never played the patched version with dlc added?
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smelly

1 month ago

@Cyberlith : how can you tell from two small thumbnails?
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smelly

1 month ago

Lots of moaning, and some of the stuff people are moaning about isnít even true.

... personally it was my favourite 360 game... so Iím all over this like herpes on a porn star.
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Kirby Star Allies review - a delightfully detailed throwback

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1 month ago

Iím sure itís great, and Iím a huge Nintendo fan.

.. but i honestly donít think the asking price is justified... especially not for 12 hrs all in game play.

20 quid download, this wouldíve been a must buy for me.. but not at this price.. Iíll buy burnout paradise again I think..
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In Theory: Can a Switch hardware revision extend its lifespan?

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1 month ago

Dear web article writers.

.. console development kits always have more ram and are usually faster than the retail models (they have to be to run debug code at a usable rate).

Thanks.
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Game Dev Tycoon adds ultra hard mode where you combat piracy with DRM

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1 month ago

Apparently if every single person in the world pirates your game, and loves playing it - they had no intention of buying it (even though they loved it).

.. And subsequently, everyone has enjoyed the fruits of your labour, and you have nothing. But apparently (according to the internet, you have lost nothing).

Just like - if you run out of a barbers after a hair cut (which somehow they spent 2 years on), you haven't actually stolen anything.

And all forms of DRM are evil - I say, as I play games on my home gaming console. Or on a PC - where piracy is less rife nowadays, because it's easier/safer to get the drm copy than some dodgy pirated virus filled version.

But "DRM infects my pc", they say.. as they install shit loads of viruses and spyware from some dodgy pirate site.. It must be true, they read it on 4chan*


* (okay, I'm out of date, I don't know what the modern day equivalent is)
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Super Smash Bros. announced for Nintendo Switch

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1 month ago

It would be interesting to see crash bandicoot in this.. 😀
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smelly

2 months ago

Iíve never really sliced smash, and couldnít stand splatoon (always ended up playing with dumb teammates... Iíd end up being best on team each time, which isnít fun to me).

So, not much for me in this direct. I expect big guns will be announced at e3..but, then I expect e3 to be all about smash now.

The glowing 4 says to me this is a wii u remake, rather than smash 5thouugh
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Nintendo Switch gets South Park: The Fractured But Whole

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1 month ago

The Nintendo secrecy shot themselves in the foot here!

If Iíd had known, I wouldíve far preferred to play this portable

But I didnít know, so I bought the bone version - at (Iím guessing) a far far cheaper price
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1 month ago

I wouldíve got this, but Iíve already played the xbone version which I got in a sale over Xmas.

.. unlike stick of truth, itís not very good...

Played it to end, itís too long, gets repetitive.. and doesnít have the huge laugh out loud set pieces ďstick of truthĒ had.. And it suffers the same problem of being far too easy. Shame really, I liked the stick of truth.. never thought Iíd have to avoid someoneís testicles in a game...
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Nintendo Direct scheduled for tomorrow

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2 months ago

MEGATON!!!!
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Burnout Paradise Remastered is real and coming to Xbox One and PS4 next month

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2 months ago

@TheEnforcer000 : you do though. When I played online, I only played the tracks where Iíd played them enough to know the course...

And if I failed a race, and didnít win, Iíd keep going until I learned track and could win.. so I donít get that argument?

Meh.. maybe im just a huge fanboy of this game.. canít believe Iím acrually considering buying it again.
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smelly

2 months ago

I wouldíve considered a switch version though.. playing it handheld wouldíve been ace..

But Iíve played this to death, almost quite literally.. I got pretty much every achievement on the thing... including all the boring ones to do (like find all ramps).
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2 months ago

When I saw heading .. I thought ďif prices is right, Iíll grab that againĒ..loved it first time around.

But considering I paid 15 quid for original new, and all the dlc was free...
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Nintendo Labo lets you see through the Joy-Con's hidden camera

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2 months ago

@Brev2034 : in the same way that the Kinect was just an eyetoy? Or wii with camera?

What a nonsense analogy...
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2 months ago

That robot kit better work for 6í10Ē 300lb men.. or Iím not going to be happy.
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The video game industry's loot box problem isn't going away

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2 months ago

@bad09 : Iíve yet to play a game with loot boxes in. But then, I tend to only play games which are fun and donít need them 😀
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smelly

2 months ago

I don't get it. If people hate these boxes so much - why not just.. not buy them?

(I know I don't).

.. And if it screws up the online game because other people are using them, then.. don't buy the game.

This isn't hard.
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System Shock reboot put on "hiatus", 18 months after it raised $1.3 million on Kickstarter

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2 months ago

Yet another startup that didnít understand how much things in the real world cost.
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Ultima spiritual successor Shroud of the Avatar finally has a release date

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2 months ago

I loved ultima, and I was really into getting this.. before they said it was gonna be an online game.. fuck that
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Dynasty Warriors 9 review - long-awaited reboot falls flat

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2 months ago

Always hated these games past their tech achievements (seriously, original games, that many on screen was amazing).

.. but somehow kinda enjoyed hyrule warriors.. yip, call me a fanboy.. but amazing what a difference a skin makes..
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Final Fantasy 12 on PC delivers 60fps - but system requirements are high

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2 months ago

Iíve not enjoyed a FF game since 7.

Not played 12. Is it worth playing?
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Yes, Bandai Namco is working on Metroid Prime 4

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2 months ago

Interesting... Now Iím curious as to what Retro and Next Level (who I was convinced were probably doing this), are doing..
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Nintendo will finally let you redeem My Nintendo points for Switch eShop purchases

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2 months ago

I still say online shop prices are too high, considering thereís no physical medium to manufacture, stock, ship, retail, etc.

But this is better than nothing, itís something we didnít have before (and to my knowledge the other consoles donít offer)... so donít understand complaints about expiry, etc.
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Cities: Skylines is currently free to play on Steam

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2 months ago

It says something nowadays where game get articles that theyíre running time limited Demos.

When I were a lad, all games came with demos.
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The Switch's first Dragon Quest in the west shows how to build upon a great

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2 months ago

So.. itís a minecraft clone?


Er... yay?
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Switch Bayonetta 2 is a turbo-charged Wii U port

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3 months ago

Iím just here to pretend I can tell the difference between 1080 and 720 on a fast moving game,
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Evidence of new Sonic Racing game mounts

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3 months ago

@NekkiBB : because colours was rubbish?
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Red Dead Redemption 2 now has October release date

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3 months ago

I canít wait to travel for ages looking at a horses arse, until I get bored fall asleep, wake up and find Iíve rode into a river and have drowned again

Horses arenít as fun as cars
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SNES mini sales pass 4m

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3 months ago

Still not available in my country.. boo!
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You can now play as Master Chief in Nintendo Switch's Minecraft

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3 months ago

Itís okay I guess, but Iíve never been a fan of that Gregg Wallace bloke..
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Shadow of the Colossus PS4 review

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3 months ago

I wish Iíd bought a ps4 instead of the bone
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You'll soon have to spend twice as much for the same number of reward points at GAME

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3 months ago

@jonc24: yes, I look forwards to being offered ďpre ownedĒ games at launch in GAME stores.. mustnít forget the ďscratched discĒ insurance
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