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Wed 31st August, 2011

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seeafish commented on No Personal Information Has Been Accessed in P...:

I wish more people understood how the Internet works. So much flame going on on the webs at the moment. A DDoS != a hack. It's 'merely' a network packet flood that denies service. Nothing high tech or 'hacky' about it and no access to any server can happen during a DDoS, thus nothing can ever be stolen.
Oh and btw, != == not equal to.



seeafish commented on A Bank Holiday's Coming, So Sony's Pulling the...:

Everyone chill, take the day off and go to Notting Hill Carnival. That is of course if you're in the southern half of the UK...
Wait, online gaming isn't affected?! False alarm all, stay at home and play gaemz!



seeafish commented on Don't Worry, Crystal Dynamics Considered Your ...:

For once a parity clause would actually make sense.
Imagine if Sony told SE that due to the exclusivity TR can't be released on Sony platforms. Ouch.
All in all, MS wasted tonnes of money on this deal. Even the perception of exclusivity didn't last more than a few days.



seeafish commented on Guide: How to Complete the Spooky P.T. Demo on...:

Brilliant demo, what a great marketing idea to get hype going.
Played this with a friend at 2pm on a sunny day and it still scared me ****less.

Language - get2sammyb



seeafish commented on Gamescom 2014: Pre-Order Call of Duty: Advance...:

sigh Wish CoD would stop getting so much attention (although it generates clicks, so I can see how it makes sense). I don't want it to die or whatever, but I wish it would move into class of games like LoL, Dota and WoW; VERY mainstream, played by millions, but doesn't really get much news coverage. Most gamers have stopped caring about this franchise, but it's rammed down our throats regularly. Case in point, I use Appy Gamer app to read up on gaming news. Even big, breaking stories only have 4-5 articles from various feeds. The latest CoD MP news had THIRTEEN consecutive articles, with another 3 further down. That's 13 articles of "Latest CoD MP news" in a ROW! WHY?!
The proof that people don't care? They were ALL marked either as "don't care" or as "game over" by the community readers.
In summary, gamers don't care, news sites over-report (if that's a word).



seeafish commented on How Does Sleeping Dogs: Definitive Edition Loo...:

Wish I hadn't platinumd this already. One of my fave games last gen, and as an open world crime game, personally I found it wayyyyy better than the overrated GTA5. If anyone missed it last gen, be sure to pick this up. It was largely overlooked, which is shame, cos it's just a solid, fun game, with excellent fighting and driving mechanics.



seeafish commented on Sony Sued $5 Million Over PS4 Shooter Killzone...:

Two things get to me about this bullsh*t lawsuit:

1) How many people defend this in the comments of the original polygon article. Seriously, f*ck you guys.

2) Guerilla invented new technologies to create a game that graphically took my breath away (spent ages staring at the small details). Not just the frame buffer stuff, but the dynamic animation technology and the AMAAAAZZINNG MADDR audio (play the game with good 7.1 headphones or a sound system to hear the awesomeness). They are nothing short of geniuses in their field and some cockface thinks it's his right to sue them.

Really get sick of living on this planet sometimes...



seeafish commented on Feature: Why You Should Try The Last of Us Rem...:

Played one match on PS3 but didn't really feel it. However, I think I didn't give it enough chance. Will try it again on PS4. Perhaps I will like it since it seems to differentiate itself from the usual crappy tacked on MP modes.
Also, UC2 MP was brilliant, particularly the survival modes.



seeafish commented on Bumping The Last of Us Remastered's Framerate ...:

@WARDIE TLOU on PS3 was a last gen game. On PS4 it's current gen. It's completely rebuilt from the ground up, rather than being a glorified skin mod.

Personally I'll go for 60 I think, as the smooth gameplay is just heaven. Movies are meant to be cinematic, games should be....uhr....gamimatic...?



seeafish commented on Feature: The PS4 Destiny Diaries - Day Two: Th...:

I can see why Bungie were so loved in Camp MS all these years (never owned an xbox). What an astonishing game this is, and considering it's a beta, it's pretty damn smooth.
If anyone is playing tonight, add me: capitales7



seeafish commented on June NPD: PS4 Brushes Aside Xbox One Price Dro...:

@Paranoimia I believe at the moment, the HDMI in (and by extension TVTVTV) is the last shred of identity the Xbox One has left. I mean, the One in the name is based on Input One... If they got rid of that, they might as well do a recall and release an Xbox Two.
Happy for Sony and PS4. My best gaming years have always been when Sony were on top, and that seems to be happening again now...guess I'm actually happy for myself here. :D



seeafish commented on How Is the PS4 Controller Used in The Last of ...:

I like the controller features, especially the speaker. Transistor uses both speaker and lightbar brilliantly and it really does add to the immersive feel.
Also, when you play in the dark, the light bar shines on your fingers, but it's hardly a good indicator for health. Once again, transistor really uses it nicely to show when the transistor itself is speaking.



seeafish commented on Sony Bosses Forfeit Bonuses Ahead of Billion D...:

Sony are slowly returning to being pioneers in the electronics world. They were quite "****y" for about a decade, but then they suddenly release cool **** like PS4, Xperia Z1 and Z2 and their latest TVs are brilliant. Hopefully they can focus more and return to profitability. A tech world without Sony would be a sad world indeed...



seeafish commented on Reaction: Xbox One's PS4 Impersonation Improve...:

Great article Sammy.
Gotta say, it's a sad day for the Xbox division. Confidence must be at an all time low, buuuuttt! I must say that Phil Spencer is pretty cool and he is making drastic changes to adapt rather than pay homage to the suits who used run the brand. I like him. He's a gamer at heart and loves the industry, not unlike House, Shu and Cerny. It's idiots like Mattrick who brought Xbox down into the toilet; Spencer can bring it back.

With all that said however, we probably need to wait for the Xbox...uh...Two, since, as you rightly said, it's a less powerful PS4 now, with fewer exclusives and even turning to the same subscription model, which is far more mature on PS. What exactly is the point of buying one now?
And let's not forget Morpheus, who the writers over at CVG rate higher than the latest Oculus. Greatness awaits indeed!



seeafish commented on Feature: In Theory, Could Titanfall Drop a Bot...:

PS only gamers aren't missing out much. Every single person who went ballistic over the beta that I know (including reporters in blogs and podcasts) has since become bored with the shallow, repetitive gameplay.
I was initially excited for this, but now it's all meh... Guess a sequel on PS4 wouldn't hurt and would make EA lots of money, but we just came out a boring, brown generation swarmed by meathead shooter gamers. So much so that many smaller projects were cancelled and switched over to make more brown shooters. At the moment, I am very excited about the potential for new and fresh ideas. I almost hope these types of games fall flat on their face so that big powerhouses with tonnes of raw talent, such as EA can focus on more interesting things.



seeafish commented on Gaikai? No, PlayStation Now Is Powered by Blac...:

@italodance Netflix exists with quite a large user base in over 40 countries. I would say it's an unmitigated success.
There is a difference though. Netflix runs on AWS at DCs all over the world, and in some ISPs too. PS Now will most likely have far more limited hosting initially, but it could work as it starts rolling out across more countries.
I wouldn't write it off; Gaikai seems to have come up with some decent compressions algorithms to minimise the latency. Remains to be seen at scale however.



seeafish commented on Does Dimming the PS4 Controller's Light Bar In...:

Dunno if its just me, but I've grown quite fond of the light and have decided to leave it on Max. After playing Fez, I was just blown away by how much it adds to the experience when it follows the colour changes of the sky. On dim, it doesn't have the say oomph if you will.