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Title: [General Chat] Console
Post by: StoneColdHomer on January 01, 2013, 06:12:27 PM
Wish they would just announce the PS4.
Sick of the speculation
http://www.news.com.au/technology/gaming/playstation-4-could-be-in-the-pipeline/story-e6frfrt9-1226546205088 (http://www.news.com.au/technology/gaming/playstation-4-could-be-in-the-pipeline/story-e6frfrt9-1226546205088)
Title: Re: General Console Chat
Post by: raz81 on January 01, 2013, 06:16:31 PM
Wow that is a horrid article. Ps2 has a bluray player? Ok..
Title: Re: General Console Chat
Post by: StoneColdHomer on January 01, 2013, 06:21:44 PM
Yeah, it shows just how much the press really know and pay attention.  :o
Title: Re: General Console Chat
Post by: blue_bear1 on January 01, 2013, 06:43:24 PM
Wow that is a horrid article. Ps2 has a bluray player? Ok..

lol I had that moment where I went - oh really maybe I was wrong all these years - then realized nah - probably written by the clueless.
Title: Re: General Console Chat
Post by: spazmanaught on January 02, 2013, 09:48:39 AM
Well that story was badly written and edited it was sad to read. Only interesting thing is the production halt on PS2. Perhaps freeing up production lines/space? I know for our industry tooling for new lines takes about 2 months.
Title: Re: General Console Chat
Post by: vekzla on January 02, 2013, 02:15:52 PM
Wish they would just announce the PS4.
Sick of the speculation
http://www.news.com.au/technology/gaming/playstation-4-could-be-in-the-pipeline/story-e6frfrt9-1226546205088 (http://www.news.com.au/technology/gaming/playstation-4-could-be-in-the-pipeline/story-e6frfrt9-1226546205088)

They were still making PS2?
Title: Re: General Console Chat
Post by: Ant on January 02, 2013, 02:19:23 PM
Just for the record, we are happy to have separate chats for each console type as this thread got very convoluted previously.
Title: Re: General Console Chat
Post by: raz81 on January 02, 2013, 02:25:33 PM
Just for the record, we are happy to have separate chats for each console type as this thread got very convoluted previously.
Yeh perhaps a Sony / MS / Nintendo / other thread would be good. You are right about the old thread being a bit all over the place. Especially since the next gen consoles will be generating a fair bit of news soon
Title: Re: General Console Chat
Post by: Pat on January 02, 2013, 03:16:01 PM
Yep, I put the combined thread down to a failed experiment raz.
Title: Re: General Console Chat
Post by: SgtEeyore on January 02, 2013, 06:07:25 PM
yep, i want my Wii club thread back, lol
Title: Re: General Console Chat
Post by: Ant on January 03, 2013, 10:47:06 AM
Individual threads are back up!
Title: Re: General Console Chat
Post by: StoneColdHomer on January 18, 2013, 09:37:05 AM
Interesting read

As it relates to both Sony and Microsoft, I thought I would put it here

http://www.pcauthority.com.au/News/328985,opinion-sifting-through-the-next-gen-console-white-noise.aspx (http://www.pcauthority.com.au/News/328985,opinion-sifting-through-the-next-gen-console-white-noise.aspx)
Title: Re: General Console Chat
Post by: spazmanaught on January 18, 2013, 09:43:12 AM
Nice article Homer  :)
Title: Re: General Console Chat
Post by: StoneColdHomer on January 24, 2013, 09:30:46 AM
THQ has been sold - or should I say split up.

Quote
The proposed sales of multiple assets is as follows:
 - Sega agreed to purchase Relic
 - Koch Media agreed to purchase Volition and Metro
 - Crytek agreed to purchase Homefront
 - Take 2 agreed purchase Evolve and
 - Ubisoft agreed to purchase Montreal and South Park

http://www.kotaku.com.au/2013/01/thq-is-getting-sold-off-today/ (http://www.kotaku.com.au/2013/01/thq-is-getting-sold-off-today/)
Title: Re: General Console Chat
Post by: SgtEeyore on January 24, 2013, 09:34:02 AM
we all only care about the South Park game. lol
Title: Re: General Console Chat
Post by: spazmanaught on January 24, 2013, 09:40:19 AM
Some Xbox720 and PS4 specs again

http://youtu.be/ZjhSkr2bjYo (http://youtu.be/ZjhSkr2bjYo)
Title: Re: General Console Chat
Post by: Pat on January 24, 2013, 10:12:42 AM
They look interesting but I think they need to make the GPU's swappable so the machines can last the expected life cycle, my favourite quote from that clip.... "But not that guy....he's stupid" LMAO.
Title: Re: General Console Chat
Post by: Ant on January 24, 2013, 10:14:28 AM
Can't watch the video at work but still not convinced there will be anything compelling in the next generation.  Think my next "console" will be a home grown HTPC.
Title: Re: General Console Chat
Post by: Pat on January 24, 2013, 10:18:05 AM
Can't watch the video at work but still not convinced there will be anything compelling in the next generation.  Think my next "console" will be a home grown HTPC.

Actually Ant they are not looking too shabby but as with all consoles they will age quickly if you can't swap parts out. Admittedly having consoles as well as PC's to upgrade could become expensive :)
Title: Re: General Console Chat
Post by: Ant on January 24, 2013, 10:52:20 AM
And, to me, a console with swappable parts is just a PC with a custom OS.

I guess one of the benefits of consoles is that it is a stable, known, platform for a very long time so developers are willing to invest in them.  Although this doesn't seem to be holding back PC developers anymore.
Title: Re: General Console Chat
Post by: Pat on January 24, 2013, 10:56:08 AM
You are right but there are still exclusives that will keep us in the console game.
Title: Re: General Console Chat
Post by: spazmanaught on January 24, 2013, 11:24:39 AM
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.
Title: Re: General Console Chat
Post by: Pat on January 24, 2013, 12:15:25 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 :)
Title: Re: General Console Chat
Post by: Barnzini on January 24, 2013, 01:02:48 PM
I'm going to have to look up Koch Media as they bought Saints Row.

I must say that game was dumb and fun :P
Title: Re: General Console Chat
Post by: spazmanaught on January 24, 2013, 02:40:52 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.
Title: Re: General Console Chat
Post by: StoneColdHomer 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.
Title: Re: General Console Chat
Post by: stonecoldstavros 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?
Title: Re: General Console Chat
Post by: StoneColdHomer on February 07, 2013, 09:44:58 AM
EA set to reveal next-gen FIFA and Battlefield

Electronic Arts CEO John Riccitiello has stated
Quote
“We’re also investing in Gen 4 console technologies and content,”

http://www.edge-online.com/news/ea-set-to-reveal-next-gen-fifa-and-battlefield/ (http://www.edge-online.com/news/ea-set-to-reveal-next-gen-fifa-and-battlefield/)
Title: Re: General Console Chat
Post by: Pat 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/. (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.
Title: Re: General Console Chat
Post by: spazmanaught 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???
Title: Re: General Console Chat
Post by: Ant 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!
Title: Re: General Console Chat
Post by: raz81 on March 07, 2013, 11:01:13 AM
No way in hell do i believe that it wont have a bluray drive.

Title: General Console Chat
Post by: blue_bear1 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?
Title: Re: General Console Chat
Post by: raz81 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!
Title: Re: General Console Chat
Post by: spazmanaught on March 07, 2013, 11:18:24 AM
I'm pretty sure Sony own the rights to BR and license it out.
Title: Re: General Console Chat
Post by: Ant 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 (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.
Title: Re: General Console Chat
Post by: Pat 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.
Title: Re: General Console Chat
Post by: Ant 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.
Title: Re: General Console Chat
Post by: StoneColdHomer 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/ (http://www.kotaku.com.au/2013/03/all-the-kings-men-how-game-australia-came-apart-at-the-seams/)
Title: Re: General Console Chat
Post by: Slayer7744 on March 19, 2013, 09:23:26 AM
EA CEO has stepped down.
Title: Re: Re: General Console Chat
Post by: stonecoldstavros on March 19, 2013, 09:36:59 AM
EA CEO has stepped down.

Should be in sim city thread :))

Sent from my GT-I9300T using Tapatalk 2

Title: Re: Re: General Console Chat
Post by: Ant on March 19, 2013, 10:09:40 AM
EA CEO has stepped down.

Should be in sim city thread :))

Sent from my GT-I9300T using Tapatalk 2

Maybe she he was inflating her profit estimates ... if you can use multipliers to simulate SIM's why not to simulate profits! ;)
Title: Re: Re: General Console Chat
Post by: StoneColdHomer 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???

Quote
NEWS - EA CEO John Riccitiello Steps Dow

 :o

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

Title: Re: Re: General Console Chat
Post by: Ant 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???

Quote
NEWS - EA CEO John Riccitiello Steps Dow

 :o

oops, got my CEO's mixed up.
Title: Re: General Console Chat
Post by: kunfushun 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 (http://vimeo.com/user5393374/badmotherfucker)
Title: Re: General Console Chat
Post by: StoneColdHomer on March 26, 2013, 01:12:37 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.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/ (http://www.engadget.com/2013/03/24/hyperkin-retron-5-plays-cartridges-of-nine-classic-consoles/)

Title: Re: General Console Chat
Post by: Ant 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.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/ (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.
Title: Re: General Console Chat
Post by: StoneColdHomer on March 30, 2013, 08:13:37 AM
Ouya - Gameplay Footage (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qAVAL1UPLTU#ws)
Title: Re: General Console Chat
Post by: Ant on March 30, 2013, 10:22:13 AM
Ouya - Gameplay Footage (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qAVAL1UPLTU#ws)

Hmmm, I can install Mame on a  PC for that experience!
Title: Re: General Console Chat
Post by: SgtEeyore on March 30, 2013, 10:48:58 AM
mmm, apart from the ball rolling one, that is completely underwhelming.
Title: Re: General Console Chat
Post by: foxhound_one on April 02, 2013, 08:15:40 PM
Not sure if it was worth a new thread so went with this one.

IGN posted a video with a theory of why the 360 failed in Japan and will M$ try with the 720.
 IGN News - Why Did Xbox 360 Fail in Japan? (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0V_HZ7X_HCI#ws)
The three big companies will have a domestic advantage and i think it's strange that the US consumers have not really recognised this when they wondered why everyone haven't embraced the xbox as 'they' have. 
Title: Re: General Console Chat
Post by: spazmanaught on April 25, 2013, 07:58:32 AM
New failbox reveal on the 22nd May

http://www.xbox.com/en-au/hub?uid=156502321&tid= (http://www.xbox.com/en-au/hub?uid=156502321&tid=)
Title: Re: General Console Chat
Post by: Slayer7744 on April 25, 2013, 11:28:30 AM
I'm excited to see what MS are going to bring to the table. Too bad they're not announcing their blockbuster release titles until E3.
Title: Re: General Console Chat
Post by: Pat on April 25, 2013, 11:47:27 AM
Considering the amount of use I get from the 360 I won't be rushing out for a 720.
Title: Re: General Console Chat
Post by: Ant on April 26, 2013, 10:31:59 AM
Considering the amount of use I get from the 360 I won't be rushing out for a 720.

Same... but you really have to try Forza with the Kinect ;)
Title: Re: General Console Chat
Post by: StoneColdHomer on May 16, 2013, 02:38:06 PM
EA kills its controversial Online Pass program

EA is doing away with its Online Pass program from this point forward, a decision the video game publisher says is partially based on player response.

http://venturebeat.com/2013/05/15/ea-kills-its-controversial-online-pass-program/#q1kGqOVDfqCopa0C.99 (http://venturebeat.com/2013/05/15/ea-kills-its-controversial-online-pass-program/#q1kGqOVDfqCopa0C.99)
Title: Re: General Console Chat
Post by: spazmanaught on May 16, 2013, 02:59:04 PM
To be replaced by what? Did they wake up and not still hate the used game market? They have something else planned for sure!
Title: Re: General Console Chat
Post by: StoneColdHomer on May 16, 2013, 03:02:07 PM
To be replaced by what? Did they wake up and not still hate the used game market? They have something else planned for sure!

More micro-transactions in-game??
Title: Re: General Console Chat
Post by: raz81 on May 16, 2013, 03:03:22 PM
To be replaced by what? Did they wake up and not still hate the used game market? They have something else planned for sure!

More micro-transactions in-game??

lol

funny coz it's probably true
Title: Re: General Console Chat
Post by: spazmanaught on May 16, 2013, 03:04:16 PM
To be replaced by what? Did they wake up and not still hate the used game market? They have something else planned for sure!

More micro-transactions in-game??

I think it's more Sony saying you can play used games on the PS4 but it will be devs who decide which titles can.
Title: Re: General Console Chat
Post by: raz81 on May 27, 2013, 08:39:08 PM
This is handy

http://www.howlongtobeat.com/index.php (http://www.howlongtobeat.com/index.php)
Title: Re: General Console Chat
Post by: Barnzini on May 28, 2013, 01:00:19 AM
This is handy

http://www.howlongtobeat.com/index.php (http://www.howlongtobeat.com/index.php)

Site must be down at the moment...  :tumble:

I'd like to check the game i'm currently playing ( Alan Wake on PC) as it seems to have really long chapters.
Title: Re: General Console Chat
Post by: Slayer7744 on May 28, 2013, 01:33:51 AM
Here Barnz. http://www.howlongtobeat.com/gamebreakdown.php?gameid=16 (http://www.howlongtobeat.com/gamebreakdown.php?gameid=16)

Main: 10 Hours 06 Minutes
Main+Extras: 12 Hours 46 Minutes

Title: Re: General Console Chat
Post by: Slayer7744 on July 03, 2013, 05:08:51 PM
Just re-confirming the Ubisoft hacking.

ANNOUNCEMENT: We'd like to repeat this morning's important post in order to ensure everyone is aware of why we've sent emails about Ubisoft account security suggesting a password change.

We recently discovered that one of our websites was exploited to gain illegal access to some of our online systems. As a result we recommend that all Ubisoft account holders change their password.

Please note that no personal payment information is stored with Ubisoft so your credit/debit card information was safe from this intrusion.

You can change your password using this link [https://secure.ubi.com/register/ForgotPwd.aspx?genomeId=5b61fa9f-305b-422b-aa3a-0efcf8370dec&lang=en-UK&nexturl=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.uplay.com]. Passwords can also be changed by using the profile editing options in the Uplay mobile app.

Full details of the incident, along with a Q&A, can be found at our Support site here [http://ubi.li/5zwub] or on the Ubisoft blog here [http://blog.ubi.com/security-update-for-all-ubisoft-account-holders/].

We would like to sincerely apologise for any inconvenience this may cause and thank you for your understanding.
Title: Re: General Console Chat
Post by: blue_bear1 on July 03, 2013, 05:26:05 PM
thanks Slayer.

i have changed my password. I did click on the link in the email i received after you told me it was legit
Title: Re: General Console Chat
Post by: Pat on July 03, 2013, 05:33:18 PM
Thanks mate, I forgot to follow up on it.
Title: Re: General Console Chat
Post by: kunfushun on July 03, 2013, 05:51:27 PM
thanks mate.

i dont think i have a ubisoft account but best i check.
Title: Re: General Console Chat
Post by: Barnzini on July 03, 2013, 11:42:10 PM
I've been on Uplay a fair bit with Far Cry Blood Dragon and had to change my password tonight just to play Driver San Fran

Bit annoying that yet another service can't protect users info.  >:(
Title: Re: General Console Chat
Post by: williepoo21 on July 04, 2013, 08:08:21 AM
This is handy

http://www.howlongtobeat.com/index.php (http://www.howlongtobeat.com/index.php)

very handy, thanks for the tip!
Title: Re: General Console Chat
Post by: williepoo21 on July 04, 2013, 08:11:16 AM
I was just thinking how handy it would be if next-gen games were also sold as 'installation discs'. Then users just need to purchase the unlock key from the Playstation/Xbox store and have the game running as if it was a digital download without breaking the download quota bank! They could even offer multiple games per disc as a means to cross-sell and perhaps offer a slight discount to offset the installation disc purchase price.
Title: Re: General Console Chat
Post by: Ant on July 04, 2013, 10:21:40 AM
I've been on Uplay a fair bit with Far Cry Blood Dragon and had to change my password tonight just to play Driver San Fran

Bit annoying that yet another service can't protect users info.  >:(

This is always going to be an issue until we move to either physical keys (smart cards etc.) or biometrics.  As long as the security is through knowledge and nothing else (one factor security pretty much) it is going to be open to exploitation.  I know the field of voice biometrics ("my voice is my password") has come a long way in the last few years, so hopefully something like that will become more prevalent... or put a smart card reader in the PS4/PS5 and tie your account to that, although smart cards can be hacked as well.
Title: Re: General Console Chat
Post by: spazmanaught on July 04, 2013, 12:37:55 PM
Can't voices be hacked as well. I do a pretty good Dolph Lundgren  :P
Title: Re: General Console Chat
Post by: Ant on July 04, 2013, 12:53:31 PM
Can't voices be hacked as well. I do a pretty good Dolph Lundgren  :P

It is pretty reliable and there are ways of detecting recordings etc. 

What you get back from the voice bio engine is a confidence score.  You then decide what to do with that score... often, when you are not reallly sure you do a "liveness" test to ensure it is a real person not a recording.  We also mark down for "perfect" matches.
Title: Re: General Console Chat
Post by: foxhound_one on July 23, 2013, 11:31:26 AM
http://youtu.be/DuainYL3FjM (http://youtu.be/DuainYL3FjM)
Title: Re: General Console Chat
Post by: Pat on July 23, 2013, 02:19:41 PM
Apart from the fact he looks and acts like Peter Garrett in his Oils days he isn't too bad.
Title: Re: General Console Chat
Post by: foxhound_one on July 23, 2013, 02:43:51 PM
Apart from the fact he looks and acts like Peter Garrett in his Oils days he isn't too bad.
Been watching him for a few years now, probably close to 10 years, and i really respect his views on the gaming industry.
Title: Re: General Console Chat
Post by: Pat on July 24, 2013, 01:18:49 PM
Interesting comparisons on console pricing

http://au.ign.com/articles/2013/06/14/xbox-one-ps4-in-australia-are-we-really-being-ripped-off (http://au.ign.com/articles/2013/06/14/xbox-one-ps4-in-australia-are-we-really-being-ripped-off)

(http://oyster.ignimgs.com/wordpress/stg.ign.com/2013/06/PLAYSTATION-PRICES.jpg)
Title: Re: General Console Chat
Post by: Pat on July 31, 2013, 04:51:08 PM
Saw this comment in a G+ chat today

Quote
yes, PC always outperform consoles but only on a later date. For example, PS3 was launched in 2006 and please tell me more on how a 2006 pc can outperform a ps3 in terms of raw performance, quality of games and graphics.
Can a 2006 pc run Battlefield 3 or 4 in lowest settings at 30fps? I doubt it could.

Obviously this would also go for the 360, in 06 I was running an Athlon XP 3200+ with 512mb ram and a 6600GT and I'm not sure how it would cope with BF3, it might be ok with PS3 spec.
Title: Re: General Console Chat
Post by: Pat on August 02, 2013, 01:23:55 PM
http://www.techradar.com/news/gaming/consoles/is-the-ps4-about-to-crush-the-xbox-one--1170051 (http://www.techradar.com/news/gaming/consoles/is-the-ps4-about-to-crush-the-xbox-one--1170051)
Title: Re: General Console Chat
Post by: spazmanaught on August 02, 2013, 03:09:55 PM
So if you thought Xbox was a bad name just look at how bad it could have been!

http://www.techoftomorrow.com/2013/news/35-rejected-names-microsofts-xbox-could-have-been-named/ (http://www.techoftomorrow.com/2013/news/35-rejected-names-microsofts-xbox-could-have-been-named/)
Title: Re: General Console Chat
Post by: Pat on August 02, 2013, 03:23:08 PM
O2 would have been a lawsuit waiting to happen since Apple has the patent on oxygen and anything that uses it.
Title: Re: General Console Chat
Post by: Slayer7744 on August 03, 2013, 04:05:18 PM
Whore of the Orient leaked. Team Bondi developing.
http://www.videogamer.com/news/whore_of_the_orient_leaked_gameplay_footage_revealed.html (http://www.videogamer.com/news/whore_of_the_orient_leaked_gameplay_footage_revealed.html)
Title: Re: General Console Chat
Post by: Slayer7744 on August 30, 2013, 01:07:14 PM
EA not favouring MS over Sony despite the huge amount of titles coming to Xbox One.
http://youtu.be/4xVyAgPkbLQ
Title: Re: General Console Chat
Post by: Slayer7744 on April 11, 2014, 05:20:15 PM
Is this the weirdest next generation of gaming? http://kotaku.com/xbox-one-and-the-playstation-4-weirdest-console-tran-1561660528

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Is it just me or is the current transition to 'next-generation' consoles extremely, extremely weird?

On Kotaku today: news that a new, updated version of The Last of Us, previously a PlayStation 3 exclusive, is en route to the PlayStation 4.

In stores today: an Xbox 360 version of Titanfall. A video game experience that was recently heralded as one of the first 'true' next-generation games. A game that, thanks to some incredible technical wizardry on the part of Bluepoint Games, is near indistinguishable from the supposedly superior Xbox One version.

Officially announced today: a brand new Borderlands game. A 'pre-sequel' currently in development at 2K Australia that isn't appearing on next-generation consoles at all.

In my house today: two next-generation consoles that haven't been turned on once in the last month. An Xbox 360 that I continue to play: Dark Souls II, South Park: The Stick of Truth.

In January the most significant next gen release was a port: an updated version of Tomb Raider. My most played game on the PlayStation 4 so far? Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag. A game that was released months earlier on the Xbox 360 and PS3.

I have to agree, the only games we are getting are games developed first for PS3/360 or remasters of old games.
Title: Re: General Console Chat
Post by: Pat on June 19, 2014, 12:13:44 AM
This does fit with PC as well

(http://i.imgur.com/XI3KGNz.jpg)
Title: Re: General Console Chat
Post by: Ant on June 19, 2014, 10:55:02 AM
That is the best summary of Watch Dogs I have seen to date

edit: The funny thing is I don't hate Watch Dogs, I just dont love it either.  It is a fun play, but I can easily get distracted by a TV show or a pizza or...
Title: Re: General Console Chat
Post by: MooseWrangler on June 19, 2014, 11:10:24 AM
That is the best summary of Watch Dogs I have seen to date

edit: The funny thing is I don't hate Watch Dogs, I just dont love it either.  It is a fun play, but I can easily get distracted by a TV show or a pizza or...

exactly, it's kinda like a porno. you enjoy it while it's on, but once you've finished up, you want to clean off and get on on with your day, and forget about it until the next time you feel frisky.
Title: Re: General Console Chat
Post by: spazmanaught on June 19, 2014, 11:41:42 AM
That is the best summary of Watch Dogs I have seen to date

edit: The funny thing is I don't hate Watch Dogs, I just dont love it either.  It is a fun play, but I can easily get distracted by a TV show or a pizza or...

exactly, it's kinda like a porno. you enjoy it while it's on, but once you've finished up, you want to clean off and get on on with your day, and forget about it until the next time you feel frisky.

lol   :worthless:
Title: Re: General Console Chat
Post by: Pat on June 19, 2014, 03:02:57 PM
That is the best summary of Watch Dogs I have seen to date

edit: The funny thing is I don't hate Watch Dogs, I just dont love it either.  It is a fun play, but I can easily get distracted by a TV show or a pizza or...

exactly, it's kinda like a porno. you enjoy it while it's on, but once you've finished up, you want to clean off and get on on with your day, and forget about it until the next time you feel frisky.

lol   :worthless:

Be careful what you ask for, he is likely to post a pic of himself 'playing the game'.
Title: Re: General Console Chat
Post by: MooseWrangler on June 19, 2014, 03:58:43 PM
That is the best summary of Watch Dogs I have seen to date

edit: The funny thing is I don't hate Watch Dogs, I just dont love it either.  It is a fun play, but I can easily get distracted by a TV show or a pizza or...

exactly, it's kinda like a porno. you enjoy it while it's on, but once you've finished up, you want to clean off and get on on with your day, and forget about it until the next time you feel frisky.

lol   :worthless:

Be careful what you ask for, he is likely to post a pic of himself 'playing the game'.

(http://static.gamespot.com/uploads/original/454/4549725/2434732-4497739753-Fat-N.jpg)
Title: Re: General Console Chat
Post by: StoneColdHomer on June 19, 2014, 04:35:44 PM
 :o That's just wrong on so many levels Moose

Title: Re: General Console Chat
Post by: Ant on June 19, 2014, 04:38:55 PM
Yeah, if I ever stop laughing I may have to censor it!
Title: Re: General Console Chat
Post by: StoneColdHomer on June 19, 2014, 04:47:54 PM
I don't know what's funnier - the mullet, the old beige PC case, or the fact that moose has hacked into Stavro's house and stole a photo
Title: Re: General Console Chat
Post by: MooseWrangler on June 19, 2014, 04:53:08 PM
it is a sight to behold
Title: Re: General Console Chat
Post by: blue_bear1 on June 19, 2014, 05:34:16 PM
Ok so let's get this back on topic - please please please lol
Title: Re: General Console Chat
Post by: Ant on June 19, 2014, 07:27:30 PM
At least it rolled over to a new page... problem is their isn't much to say about our consoles and their excellent next gen games at the moment :(
Title: Re: General Console Chat
Post by: Pat on June 19, 2014, 09:32:03 PM
At least it rolled over to a new page... problem is their isn't much to say about our consoles and their excellent next gen games at the moment :(

Cynic, KZ co-op is out soon, unless it gets delayed until 2015.

Sent from my SM-G900I using Tapatalk

Title: Re: General Console Chat
Post by: Ant on June 19, 2014, 09:52:48 PM
At least it rolled over to a new page... problem is their isn't much to say about our consoles and their excellent next gen games at the moment :(

Cynic, KZ co-op is out soon, unless it gets delayed until 2015.

Sent from my SM-G900I using Tapatalk

MP sucks in this apartment, I want my 8ms ping back .... might just be tempted to get a season pass though and see how it goes
Title: Re: General Console Chat
Post by: SgtEeyore on July 23, 2014, 08:45:46 AM
mmmm, this looks like a nice tablet!

http://uncrate.com/stuff/nvidia-shield-tablet/
Title: Re: General Console Chat
Post by: foxhound_one on September 10, 2014, 09:40:26 PM
Do you think a possible acquisition of Minecraft by Microsoft will have an impact on future launches for  Sony console, I.E. MS will keep the game exclusive to them and PC.
Title: Re: General Console Chat
Post by: Slayer7744 on September 10, 2014, 10:11:04 PM
I feel Minecraft exclusivity will not become a thing as Mojang tend to update whenever they feel is necessary. If it does, PC has always been the better one to play on so won't worry me much if console gets screwed.
Title: Re: General Console Chat
Post by: Slayer7744 on December 07, 2014, 01:11:37 AM
So apparently Lizard Squad are sticking to their promise and are going to be attacking multiple gaming providers through the month of December.

They attacked Xbox Live last week, Steam yesterday and currently Xbox Live again. I suspect to see PSN and Destiny down on Dark Below launch and more when all the christmas noobs get their new games.

I hope I'm wrong about the Dark Below part but I have a feeling I'm not.

Edit: explanation below.
Title: Re: General Console Chat
Post by: Pat on December 07, 2014, 01:20:05 AM
I very rarely feel the need to edit a post and I do apologise to you Slayer but let's not help the little pricks trend by posting links to Twitter, don't give them the fame they are looking for.
Title: Re: General Console Chat
Post by: Slayer7744 on December 07, 2014, 01:22:24 AM
Understood Pat, I didn't think of that when posting.
Title: Re: General Console Chat
Post by: Pat on December 07, 2014, 07:44:00 AM
Understood Pat, I didn't think of that when posting.

I only thought of it after I went there and saw "we are trending worldwide". :(

Sent from my SM-G900I using Tapatalk

Title: Re: General Console Chat
Post by: M-Rossi on August 04, 2015, 12:17:45 AM
New Article About Konami Suggests Grim Situation at Company http://www.ign.com/articles/2015/08/03/new-article-about-konami-suggests-grim-situation-at-company?
Title: Re: General Console Chat
Post by: M-Rossi on August 30, 2015, 10:55:15 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G05_icgcrOs
Title: Re: General Console Chat
Post by: ghosthunter on December 08, 2015, 08:32:32 AM
Gamer since the 80's maaan!

https://www.catchoftheday.com.au/event/atari-flashback-6-classic-game-console-50246/product/atari-flashback-r-6-classic-game-console-100-built-in-games-365563/
Title: Re: General Console Chat
Post by: Slayer7744 on December 08, 2015, 01:36:16 PM
Gamer since the 80's maaan!

https://www.catchoftheday.com.au/event/atari-flashback-6-classic-game-console-50246/product/atari-flashback-r-6-classic-game-console-100-built-in-games-365563/

I own this and it's not that great. Definitely NOT worth the $100
Title: Re: General Console Chat
Post by: Ant on December 08, 2015, 02:04:27 PM
I get my retro gaming fix with this: http://piplay.org/
Title: Re: General Console Chat
Post by: ghosthunter on December 08, 2015, 02:53:45 PM
I get my retro gaming fix with this: http://piplay.org/

Oh that looks interesting, will check it out.

I own this and it's not that great. Definitely NOT worth the $100

Even the Games under the Arcade Archives on PS4 store ... prices are a joke also! Plus they dont have Rygar, loved that game when I had Atari Lynx.
Title: Re: General Console Chat
Post by: StoneColdHomer on January 07, 2016, 01:36:10 PM
FYI

Dungeon Crawl have appointed administrators

https://insolvencynotices.asic.gov.au/browsesearch-notices/notice-details/Dungeon-Crawl-Pty-Ltd-ATF-the-Dungeon-Crawl-Unit-Trust-139823377/70b37cb3-e5ea-4771-9ba3-693289980618?appointment=All&noticepurpose=All&noticestate=All&companyname=dungeon+crawl



Title: Re: General Console Chat
Post by: M-Rossi on February 09, 2016, 05:39:22 PM
https://youtu.be/xRVthmGUccs
Title: Re: General Console Chat
Post by: M-Rossi on February 14, 2016, 10:07:56 AM
https://youtu.be/4RFK5fDo8Bs
Title: Re: General Console Chat
Post by: ViRuSsK on February 14, 2016, 10:46:10 AM
Keen for watch dogs 2, I really liked the first one
Title: Re: General Console Chat
Post by: dekela on February 14, 2016, 01:05:39 PM
Keen for watch dogs 2, I really liked the first one

i had high hopes for WD1, but the poor performance, especially with sli, and the lack of any real open world experience left me disappointed. very much doubt it will pick up WD2
Title: Re: General Console Chat
Post by: Slayer7744 on February 14, 2016, 01:50:11 PM
Keen for watch dogs 2, I really liked the first one

Yeah, I loved the first one regardless of the downgrade controversy. I hope they've built upon the hacking foundation a lot and added more abilities.
Title: Re: General Console Chat
Post by: ViRuSsK on February 14, 2016, 02:49:37 PM
Keen for watch dogs 2, I really liked the first one

Yeah, I loved the first one regardless of the downgrade controversy. I hope they've built upon the hacking foundation a lot and added more abilities.


I'd like a proper co op

But yeah i got my wd with my ps4, not having heard anything about it before other than seeing like one trailer, so i pretty much played it without knowing what it was about other than hacking
Title: Re: General Console Chat
Post by: M-Rossi on February 14, 2016, 04:00:07 PM
Many of us here were gearing up for WD long before it launched. Finished the story in a week (enjoyed it) & got bored with the open world and mp  (same as gta or AC series).
Title: Re: General Console Chat
Post by: ghosthunter on February 14, 2016, 06:18:33 PM
   Borrowed watch dogs of a mate and loved it. Had that same element where during campaign you can invade other peoples games and be invaded like in dark souls. Not sure why a lot of peolple didnt like it i loved it, but then again i never have played any gta.
Title: Re: General Console Chat
Post by: ViRuSsK on February 14, 2016, 06:48:30 PM
I liked the idea of the invading shiz, but i think it was poorly implemented.

I would always get invaded when i was doing something, and i would be near completing it then boom invaded.
Title: Re: General Console Chat
Post by: M-Rossi on February 16, 2016, 04:42:22 PM
https://youtu.be/S5camMoNw-o

https://youtu.be/yxpW2ltDNow
Title: Re: [General Chat] Console
Post by: M-Rossi on March 08, 2016, 06:35:58 AM
Fable Legends cancelled, Lionhead Studios to shut down.
Source  (https://www.vg247.com/2016/03/07/fable-legends-cancelled-lionhead-studios-to-shutter/)
Title: Re: [General Chat] Console
Post by: M-Rossi on May 05, 2016, 09:06:53 AM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3w7Qw_rpof0
Title: Re: [General Chat] Console
Post by: spazmanaught on May 06, 2016, 10:04:46 AM
I need some help! My god daughter just got a Vita for her b'day. Does that need a PSN sub as well? She doesn't have a PSN i.d either so I assume she will need that as well. I've never looked into the Vita stuff much.
Title: Re: [General Chat] Console
Post by: mimix on May 06, 2016, 12:41:28 PM
I need some help! My god daughter just got a Vita for her b'day. Does that need a PSN sub as well? She doesn't have a PSN i.d either so I assume she will need that as well. I've never looked into the Vita stuff much.

You don't need a sub to use it. Heck, I don't even think you need a sub to play online given it came out before the PS4 and that's when Sony flipped.

A PSN account would probably be required for any downloads.
Not sure about card games, or if one is needed to be able to use memory cards (since the card is tied to the account region)
Title: Re: [General Chat] Console
Post by: spazmanaught on May 20, 2016, 03:33:55 PM
So my PS4 is starting to sound like a jet (don't know if the NYKO is affecting it) so I decided to do a back up. Only disadvantage of a 2tb drive is my back up is 1.1tb. I would hate to have to restore that fuker!
Title: Re: [General Chat] Console
Post by: M-Rossi on May 30, 2016, 12:58:02 PM
Mass Effect Andromeda Lead Writer Leaves to Join Destiny Developer
http://www.gamespot.com/articles/mass-effect-andromeda-lead-writer-leaves-to-join-d/1100-6434808/

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=44TakHeyC9E

Happened a few months ago, supposedly he finished the ME:A story, while the game isn't finished, the story should be done.
Title: Re: [General Chat] Console
Post by: AkyraStrike on May 30, 2016, 01:25:07 PM
Now why would Destiny need writers when it doesn't have a story :troll:
Title: Re: [General Chat] Console
Post by: mimix on May 30, 2016, 09:35:10 PM
Now why would Destiny need writers when it doesn't have a story :troll:

I don't have time to explain....
Title: Re: [General Chat] Console
Post by: Slayer7744 on May 30, 2016, 09:58:23 PM
All you need to know is that the wizard came from the moon.
Title: Re: [General Chat] Console
Post by: Leinad300 on May 30, 2016, 10:47:05 PM
All you need to know is that the wizard came from the moon.
Really? I didn't know that, i must've have missed that chapter. :troll
Title: Re: [General Chat] Console
Post by: Slayer7744 on July 08, 2016, 07:40:20 PM
Orange and Green Xbox One? Red and Purple PS4?

https://www.ebgames.com.au/featured/preowned-coloured-consoles
Title: Re: [General Chat] Console
Post by: M-Rossi on October 26, 2017, 04:24:03 PM
(https://i.redditmedia.com/A6vK2mfh5fD1qYWoUf3k-rZots3rJKYHOKcLzeib_Bs.jpg?w=750&s=a77a8b2dbfbba6309fc38b5a74f8accf)
Title: Re: [General Chat] Console
Post by: Ant on October 26, 2017, 04:35:33 PM
(https://i.redditmedia.com/A6vK2mfh5fD1qYWoUf3k-rZots3rJKYHOKcLzeib_Bs.jpg?w=750&s=a77a8b2dbfbba6309fc38b5a74f8accf)

Damn, I often get that backwards
Title: Re: [General Chat] Console
Post by: Slayer7744 on May 04, 2018, 07:48:55 AM
Gotta love Activision leaving Destiny 2 out of their image of accomplishments at their investor hearing.

(https://i.imgur.com/OL9ucq5.jpg)
Title: Re: [General Chat] Console
Post by: spazmanaught on May 04, 2018, 08:30:07 AM
Gotta love Activision leaving Destiny 2 out of their image of accomplishments at their investor hearing.

(https://i.imgur.com/OL9ucq5.jpg)

lol Destiny is on the summary page for the Eververse. Everything went well for them  :P
Title: Re: [General Chat] Console
Post by: Slayer7744 on May 25, 2018, 12:07:25 PM
Game critic, TotalBiscuit has passed away after a hard fought battle with cancer.

Rest in peace. The industry has lost a great voice.