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Re: General Console Chat
« Reply #25 on: January 24, 2013, 02:45:14 PM »
I'm going to have to look up Koch Media as they bought Saints Row.

Koch Media has been publishing video games under the label of Deep Silver since 2002. With branches in Europe and North America, as well as distribution partners all over the world, Deep Silver aims to market games worldwide.

Deep Silver develops and distributes interactive games for all notable consoles, for the PC, for the iPad/iPhone, and for Microsoft’s and Sony’s online platforms XBLA and PSN.

Since its formation, Deep Silver has acquired extensive knowledge in the fields of marketing and PR, production and QA, as well as certification by Microsoft, Sony and Nintendo. Deep Silver is directly active in all relevant western European markets and North America. Its know-how covers top sellers and smaller titles, special interest and casual games alike.

Deep Silver has published more than 100 games on various platforms, as well as creating a number of new brands. Among others, the games successfully published by Deep Silver include own brands like the role-playing game Risen, the action RPG Sacred 2, zombie slasher/action RPG Dead Island, and adventures such as the Secret Files series and Lost Horizon. The label has published titles such as S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Clear Sky; Prison Break: The Conspiracy, the action adventure based on the popular TV series, and X Factor, the official game based on the world-famous casting show.

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Re: General Console Chat
« Reply #26 on: January 24, 2013, 03:50:19 PM »
I doubt swappable parts other than HDD are on the cards. I don't expect much more than what's out now. Just a bigger number on the current components.

I know but I can have a wishlist :)

yeah if I had my way the PS4 would be $3000 and control GPS satellites for fun but I get the feeling Sony and M$ have realistic ideas in store for us.

sounds realistic to me. does it also vaccuum?

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Re: General Console Chat
« Reply #27 on: February 07, 2013, 09:44:58 AM »
EA set to reveal next-gen FIFA and Battlefield

Electronic Arts CEO John Riccitiello has stated
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http://www.edge-online.com/news/ea-set-to-reveal-next-gen-fifa-and-battlefield/

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Re: General Console Chat
« Reply #28 on: March 07, 2013, 03:14:27 AM »
Rumours that the new Xbox will not have a bluray drive, if it is true then Microsoft will fail http://hexus.net/gaming/news/industry/52561-latest-xbox-720-rumours-suggest-absence-blu-ray-drive/. I can't see them being that stupid myself, the rest of the rumoured specs are very similar to the PS4, I'm not sure about the GPU since one is in Tflops and the other is in GBs.
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Re: General Console Chat
« Reply #29 on: March 07, 2013, 10:00:23 AM »
I'm not sure what to make of that? Do they have a new propriety media ready to launch? I think the Wii U went Blu-Ray as well didn't it? Seems odd if M$ go digital or something new or heaven help them DVD's again.

Edit: Here's a thought. If they have some super-duper compression could they sell games on 4 or 8gb usb sticks? They are cheap as chips now and if they can compress 30gb down it could be viable? Also might get rid of the used games market? Yes/No???
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Re: General Console Chat
« Reply #30 on: March 07, 2013, 10:55:54 AM »
I'm not sure what to make of that? Do they have a new propriety media ready to launch? I think the Wii U went Blu-Ray as well didn't it? Seems odd if M$ go digital or something new or heaven help them DVD's again.

Edit: Here's a thought. If they have some super-duper compression could they sell games on 4 or 8gb usb sticks? They are cheap as chips now and if they can compress 30gb down it could be viable? Also might get rid of the used games market? Yes/No???

Nope, Wii U is still in nintendos proprietary format!
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Re: General Console Chat
« Reply #31 on: March 07, 2013, 11:01:13 AM »
No way in hell do i believe that it wont have a bluray drive.


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« Reply #32 on: March 07, 2013, 11:08:15 AM »
No way in hell do i believe that it wont have a bluray drive.

Does Sony have some rights over BR drive use? Or did they just include the tech in the PS3 as they thought it was a good idea?

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Re: General Console Chat
« Reply #33 on: March 07, 2013, 11:14:18 AM »
No way in hell do i believe that it wont have a bluray drive.

Does Sony have some rights over BR drive use? Or did they just include the tech in the PS3 as they thought it was a good idea?

If i remember right (too hungover to bother researching atm) Sony and a bunch of other large companies own the rights in a joint venture of sorts. Pretty sure Microsoft would need to pay a licence fee to use/make Bluray in their system.

I honestly doubt that would make a difference to MS because
1) creating your own media format is probably more expensive then licencing BR
2) they want the Xbox to be the 'hub' for your living room. It'd be pretty stupid if it didnt have a BR drive for movies!

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Re: General Console Chat
« Reply #34 on: March 07, 2013, 11:18:24 AM »
I'm pretty sure Sony own the rights to BR and license it out.

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Re: General Console Chat
« Reply #35 on: March 07, 2013, 11:26:26 AM »
Yup, Sony where in the Blu-ray camp, MS were in the HD-DVD camp... HD-DVD lost, MS are not a member, as far as I can tell, of the Blu-ray Disc Association http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blu-ray_Disc_Association so not sure what the rules are about them licensing the tech.

Sony are part of a group that own the rights to the tech.
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Re: General Console Chat
« Reply #36 on: March 07, 2013, 04:24:21 PM »
So it is possible that Microsoft don't want to pay the licence fee but I think that would be highly unlikely, it would make the console an autofail. Could also be Microsoft propaganda to get people talking about the new console.
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Re: General Console Chat
« Reply #37 on: March 07, 2013, 04:26:59 PM »
So it is possible that Microsoft don't want to pay the licence fee but I think that would be highly unlikely, it would make the console an autofail. Could also be Microsoft propaganda to get people talking about the new console.

Yeah, you have to pay to join the Association to use the tech... not a straight licensing model as far as I can tell.
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Re: General Console Chat
« Reply #38 on: March 14, 2013, 03:39:13 PM »
Not worth a new thread

A great article about the demise of Game.

http://www.kotaku.com.au/2013/03/all-the-kings-men-how-game-australia-came-apart-at-the-seams/

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Re: General Console Chat
« Reply #39 on: March 19, 2013, 09:23:26 AM »
EA CEO has stepped down.

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Re: Re: General Console Chat
« Reply #40 on: March 19, 2013, 09:36:59 AM »
EA CEO has stepped down.

Should be in sim city thread :))

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Re: Re: General Console Chat
« Reply #41 on: March 19, 2013, 10:09:40 AM »
EA CEO has stepped down.

Should be in sim city thread :))

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Maybe she he was inflating her profit estimates ... if you can use multipliers to simulate SIM's why not to simulate profits! ;)
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Re: Re: General Console Chat
« Reply #42 on: March 19, 2013, 10:13:44 AM »

Maybe she was inflating her profit estimates ... if you can use multipliers to simulate SIM's why not to simulate profits! ;)

She???

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NEWS - EA CEO John Riccitiello Steps Dow

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http://www.kotaku.com.au/2013/03/ea-ceo-john-riccitiello-steps-down/

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Re: Re: General Console Chat
« Reply #43 on: March 19, 2013, 10:15:02 AM »

Maybe she was inflating her profit estimates ... if you can use multipliers to simulate SIM's why not to simulate profits! ;)

She???

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oops, got my CEO's mixed up.
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Re: General Console Chat
« Reply #44 on: March 20, 2013, 01:09:24 PM »
feel free to move to another thread..

some RL fps type video.. maybe nsfw. pretty good amature video methinks.

http://vimeo.com/user5393374/badmotherfucker
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Re: General Console Chat
« Reply #46 on: March 26, 2013, 02:20:10 PM »
RetroN 5 – one retro console to rule them all

http://www.pcauthority.com.au/News/337752,retron-5-8211-one-retro-console-to-rule-them-all.aspx

http://www.engadget.com/2013/03/24/hyperkin-retron-5-plays-cartridges-of-nine-classic-consoles/

I sometimes think nostalgia should be left as that!  I have gone back to some old games I loved and been underwhelmed.
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Re: General Console Chat
« Reply #47 on: March 30, 2013, 08:13:37 AM »

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Re: General Console Chat
« Reply #48 on: March 30, 2013, 10:22:13 AM »
Ouya - Gameplay Footage

Hmmm, I can install Mame on a  PC for that experience!
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Re: General Console Chat
« Reply #49 on: March 30, 2013, 10:48:58 AM »
mmm, apart from the ball rolling one, that is completely underwhelming.