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Jeff Goldblum will star in Jurassic World Evolution game

specialgamer

1 month ago

One of Jeff's finest moments in film right here:
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PS4 Pro and Xbox One X processors compared at the silicon level

specialgamer

2 months ago

Let’s see what Microsoft has to show at E3 to see if they have anything groundbreaking that makes use of all that grunt.
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Nintendo Switch outsold Wii U in less than a year

specialgamer

3 months ago

Might outsell all Xbox One/S/X sales combined by the end of this year at this rate!
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Eurogamer's Top 50 Games of 2017: 10-1

specialgamer

4 months ago

Zelda: BOTW is the right winner and will be the top reader pick as well. Absolutely stunning, groundbreaking game that stands head and shoulders above everything else that came in what was a very good year for video games.
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Eurogamer's Top 50 Games of 2017: 40-31

specialgamer

4 months ago

Good comparison of how much more advanced the game engine in Zelda BOTW is compared to Horizon Zero Dawn:

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New ruling forces ISPs to make their broadband speed ads more accurate

specialgamer

5 months ago

This Virgin 200Mbps line is nice. When you see big files downloading at 25 Megabytes (not bits!) per second, roughly what you get from a USB 2.0 hard drive, it's quite mind-blowing!
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Diablo 3: Xbox One X vs PS4 Pro dynamic res showdown

specialgamer

6 months ago

@superweeble Yes, but there's absolutely zero figures on the actual motion resolution the 4k TVs mentioned. So the article doesn't add anything to this argument.
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specialgamer

6 months ago

@MahtiK The only article I’ve found quoting 4K TV motion resolution is this one:
https://www.cnet.com/news/why-ultra-hd-4k-tvs-are-still-stupid/

The article says “these 2160p TVs will resolve something like 1,296 lines with motion.” Which means the there’s little to no advantage between the PS4 Pro and Xbox One X in terms of the the image quality you’re going to see when the game is moving and you’re not just standing still or looking at a menu.

It’d be great to see an article that calculates motion resolution across a range of current 4K TVs, as there doesn’t seem to be such a article on the web at the moment (at least, not one I’ve been able to find).

Also, you can tell from the number of downvotes my initial comment has received that there’s a lot of people who are ignorant about the concept of motion resolution. They think the number of lines the TV supports is the same as the number they’ll get when moving images are displayed and that’s completely false.
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specialgamer

6 months ago

@GAmbrose Ok, care to explain what I’ve misunderstood about it? As I understand it, when content is moving on a TV, the resolution displayed is nowhere near that of what’s input. It’s especially bad with LCD screens, Plasma was a bit bettter and I’m not sure about OLED (I think I read it was similar to LCD).
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specialgamer

6 months ago

That’s all well and good, but why do these articles never take into account the ‘motion resolution’ of TV sets? Most 4K TV sets struggle to manage 900 lines of resolution when the picture is moving, which means the only time you’re actually seeing a true 4K image is when the image is static. It doesn’t matter what resolution is coming out of the back of the console, if you can’t actually see it during normal play on your display device.
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VVVVVV coming to Nintendo Switch next month

specialgamer

6 months ago

Downside to owning VVVVVV on a portable is the increased likelihood you’ll loose the ability to play any other games after you throw it at the wall in frustration.
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Gran Turismo Sport finishes first in UK chart

specialgamer

6 months ago

Will be interesting to see where Super Mario: Odyssey ends up next week. Going to be a tough ask to beat GT and FIFA, so I’m going to guess it’ll manage a number 3 debut.
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Minecraft's Better Together Update is a mess on console

specialgamer

6 months ago

How long is it going to be until game devs introduce this?

1. Download update to devices.

2. During first week of update being live offer two 'Start Game' options:

...a) [BIG FONT] Start Game (Latest version with awesome new features: dd/mm/yyyy)

...b) [SMALL FONT] Start Game (Previous version: dd/mm/yyyy)

3. Record stats on which version people are playing and if 85%+ are happy with latest version after two weeks, drop 2b, otherwise get feedback on what's up with 2a
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Stardew Valley review

specialgamer

7 months ago

Got this on Switch on the weekend and it's such a nice chilled game to play.

Anyone else notice how Willy looks just like Robin Williams circa Good Will Hunting?

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There's an ugly Call of Duty PlayStation 4

specialgamer

7 months ago

Not only is it a fail because it looks like arse, but it’s not even a camouflage pattern used in World War 2! That’s the ERDL Pattern, developed after World War 2!

The ERDL pattern, also known as the Leaf pattern, is a camouflage pattern developed by the United States Army at its Engineer Research & Development Laboratories (ERDL) in 1948. It was issued to elite reconnaissance and special operations units until early 1967, during the Vietnam War.
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Surprise! Minecraft is coming to New 3DS today

specialgamer

7 months ago

Looks a bit blocky (heh), but very impressive to get this up and running on New 3DS hardware!
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You can now play Super Mario 64 online with others

specialgamer

8 months ago

@osiris_venom ‘You’re’, not ‘your’ in both your uses of the word.
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Dead Rising 4 confirmed for PS4

specialgamer

8 months ago

"An unfunny and unfun mess of a game, Dead Rising 4 is a shambling corpse of a once-great franchise. Capcom would be wise to put it out of its misery." CGMagazine Review.

Would have preferred if this stayed an exclusive on the Xbone, tbh.
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Jelly Deals: Persona 5 discounted to Ł35.99 on PS4

specialgamer

8 months ago

@FilthyAnimal Going to be eve worse after Brexit when we slap a €50 tariff on everything exported to Germany. You better buy as much Brit stuff as you can before it's too late!
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Super Meat Boy is leaping onto Switch

specialgamer

9 months ago

It seems like the Switch is gaining momentum like a decent-sized snowball rolling down from the peak of a mountain.
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Lego Worlds finally lands Nintendo Switch release date

specialgamer

9 months ago

Another pillar in the lead up to lead up to the Switch being this years must have Christmas present for parents and it being completely sold out everywhere.
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Splatoon 2 gets its first patch, fixes ticket exploit

specialgamer

9 months ago

Nintendo is on fire at the moment!
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Love it or hate it, it sounds like Mario Kart's Blue Shell is here to stay

specialgamer

9 months ago

Why in god's name can't they just make it an option, at least for online and multiplayer matches!?
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The pleasures of a good video game horizon

specialgamer

9 months ago

People of a certain age may recall the technical marvel that was Shadow of the Beast on the Amiga. One of those games you could demo to prove the Amiga had way superior graphics ability to the Atari ST.



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Check out Mario Kart's official first-person VR spin-off

specialgamer

10 months ago

@Diji1 This generation Switch yes, but what if they release an update, maybe even a 'Switch VR' model? Everything is the same, except more powerful processor/GPU and a 2560×1440 screen?

Not beyond the realms of possibility when you consider that Galaxy S6 and beyond is perfectly capable of playing decent VR games.
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Nintendo Switch is getting its first video app

specialgamer

10 months ago

Interesting info about NicoNico: "Users can upload, view and share video clips. Unlike other video sharing sites, however, comments are overlaid directly onto the video, synced to a specific playback time. This allows comments to respond directly to events occurring in the video, in sync with the viewer—creating a sense of a shared watching experience. "

So, does this mean the Switch will be able to upload game clips? Will users be able to add comments? Sounds like it's much more than a simple YouTube kind of thing.
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Thimbleweed Park coming to Nintendo Switch

specialgamer

10 months ago

It's great that the Switch is getting solid Indie support and it'll be very interesting to see which majors will announce titles for it in the coming months. It's starting to look like there'll be floods of new Switch titles in 2018.
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You'll never see a Game Over screen in Super Mario Odyssey

specialgamer

10 months ago

Really looking forward to this. Looks like it's going to be such a lot of fun and super inventive. That mechanic where you can take over control of enemies looks absolutely stunning. The sheer amount of coding that must be behind that boggles the mind.
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Zelda: Breath of the Wild's Master Trials DLC is the perfect addition for those still playing

specialgamer

10 months ago

I'm happy that Hero's Path mode wasn't there from the start of the game. It's nice now having got to the point of wondering where I haven't visited 150HRS+ in, but I think it would have been a more hollow experience if from the start I was constantly checking the map, working out where I hadn't been.
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Resident Evil 6, Dead Island, The Flame in the Flood headed to Xbox Game Pass

specialgamer

10 months ago

Meh
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Nintendo Switch has sold over 1m units in Japan

specialgamer

10 months ago

You wonder how many more would have sold if they were so clearly supply constrained. Not a good time to be attempting to manufacture products with Apple currently in the manufacturing run for iPhone 8 and iPhone 7 eating up most of the supply of NAND memory and LCD screens.
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Zelda: Breath of the Wild blog reveals new details on Twilight Princess' Midna

specialgamer

10 months ago

Got Zelda BotW on Switch in March on release date, still playing through my first game now at the end of June! Don't think I've played a game exclusively for so long since I was back at school, such a brilliant, masterpiece of a game. :D
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Pokémon Go's raid update captures a fresh lease of life

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10 months ago

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Angela Merkel to open Gamescom 2017

specialgamer

10 months ago

Now there's a truly strong and stable leader
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Jelly Deals: Steam Link discounted to its lowest ever price, Steam Controller available for Ł28

specialgamer

10 months ago

@Tiel This is the guide I followed and I've got it running over Powerline ethernet at home. Looks amazing and I'm very picky about image quality and HATE looking at motion artefacts.

https://www.reddit.com/r/Steam_Link/comments/3pj3ts/uncapping_the_30_megabit_bandwidth/
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specialgamer

10 months ago

@Tiel With the default settings in Steam, I agree the image is washed out and full of artifacts on moving gameplay. But if you follow the various guides to up the data rate to 100 Mb/s, the quality is close to being indistinguishable from the PC being directly connected to the monitor/TV.
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Pokémon Go raids confirmed

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10 months ago

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Atari "back in the hardware business" with mysterious new Ataribox

specialgamer

10 months ago

Not much use without any hint of a reveal date. When are we going to learn about this new console Mr Atari?
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Xbox One X is $500 - so how much will next-gen consoles cost?

specialgamer

10 months ago

@riceNpea Check out Zelda: Breath of the Wild to see a good example of what you're looking for, running on significantly less powerful hardware than the base PS4.
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Super Mario Odyssey launches October

specialgamer

11 months ago

Looks absolutely bat-shit brilliant, especially the hat mechanic. Nintendo are masters of gameplay invention.

Bet this has been in development for at least four years. Originally intended as late-life Wii U title, but not mentioned because sometime into development they realised the Wii U had tanked.
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Zelda: Breath of the Wild: The Champion's Ballad DLC teased

specialgamer

11 months ago

@Jac Terrible English voice over! Have you tried switching it to the Japanese audio? Much better.
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Nintendo Spotlight E3 2017 live report

specialgamer

11 months ago

Very interesting gameplay mechanic there! You can throw his hat onto enemies/character to take control of them!
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specialgamer

11 months ago

Excellent use of the 25mins so far. Sony and MS could learn something from this.
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specialgamer

11 months ago

Metroid Prime 4!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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specialgamer

11 months ago

Oooh, core Pokemon game announced for a year or so. People are going to loose their shit.
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specialgamer

11 months ago

Oooh, photo realistic Kirby game. Nice!
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specialgamer

11 months ago

Reggie!
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specialgamer

11 months ago

What was so bad about Mario Sunshine anyway? The graphics were amazing in the day (the water effects, character animation, etc.) and it played really well. Got to have one of the sunniest, most uplifting vibes of any game ever.
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GameStop security breach puts customers' credit card info at risk

specialgamer

11 months ago

That probably means they were storing credit card details in plain text, unencrypted. Congratulations on failing your GCSE in computer studies.
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Pokkén Tournament headed to Nintendo Switch

specialgamer

11 months ago

No need for a full fat Pokémon for Switch yet, they're still struggling with Switch production and don't want the additional headache of another 4million+ System sales they can't fulfil.
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