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    The Gaming Thread - Part 2

    What game are playing at the moment, if you play games ofcourse. :icon_surprised:

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    :yeah:

    And also playing Bully :D

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    This is a continuation thread, the old thread is Here
    Suggest your classic trance tune of the day!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nangle View Post
    Thinking of buying a second Playstation3 for when I'm at my Dads over the summer. Anyone any suggestions on websites that sell them relatively cheaply? I don't want a second hand one and me and Ebay had a fall out, so I'm just looking for a quick purchase. I thought maybe Amazon but the deals on there aren't too impressive.
    Think i can hear your dad already: "Ey, lad, why are you not playing outside like everyone else !?" :p
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    Quote Originally Posted by Halon View Post
    Think i can hear your dad already: "Ey, lad, why are you not playing outside like everyone else !?"
    Haha!

    Thankfully I'm old enough now I don't need to answer to that question. He works away from home 90% of the time anyway, so I usually have the house to myself for drug fueled sex parties when I'm not playing computer games.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nangle View Post
    Haha!

    Thankfully I'm old enough now I don't need to answer to that question. He works away from home 90% of the time anyway, so I usually have the house to myself for drug fueled sex parties when I'm not playing computer games.
    Haha ok Drug fueled sex parties? Sounds like fun!
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    MOAR rumors about Xbox 720
    So yes, I originally made a post on pastebin that I then posted on IGN that has now mysteriously vanished from the internet. I'm guessing good 'ol Don wasn't too happy.

    In that pastebin post I said I wouldn't be saying anything else, but that was before a few things changed. So yeah.... #dealwithit.

    That IGN post (that referenced the pastebin post) was also posted on NeoGAF. Though it didn't get much attention.

    In that pastebin post I specifically mentioned that I was a GAF member, but that I would not be outing myself on GAF for fear of losing my job. And I still will not be doing that. I'm not an idiot.
    However since the reveal is pretty close now, I thought I'd just come out and tell you everything I know. No more cryptic bullshit, just facts.

    First of all, for any of the GAF members reading this (or anyone else for that matter) that actually believed the online-required rumor, well.... you're either stupid, very gullible, or a fanboy. Reading the posts some of you made over the past few weeks leads me to believe that mostly fanboyism was involved. So, I'll make this very clear:

    You are not required to be connected to the internet in order to play Durango games and MS were NEVER considering doing such a thing. Now please, just read that last sentence over and over again until it sinks in. Done? Good.


    Now that I've got that out of the way I can talk about the real details.
    First, I'll admit some things that I originally hinted at in the first pastebin are now not going to happen. Mainly the April 18th date (obviously) and the HMD glasses. The date, as you may know by now was pushed back to May, and the glasses, well, although they’re kind of working are going to spend a bit longer in the oven.

    Ok, moving on. Have you read the VGLeaks article about the Durango specs? Yes? Good because everything you read in that article was 100% correct. Except, for one tiny little detail that MS kept guarded from most devs until very recently. That detail being that every Durango ships with a Xbox 360 SOC.

    There was a reason why MS hired so many former IBM and AMD employees. I'll admit I'm not an electrical engineer (I'm in software) so I won't pretend to know the ins and outs of how the 360 SOC integrates into the Durango motherboard. All I know, and all I need to know about this new change is that I (or a game dev) can use the 360 SOC in parallel with the original Durango hardware.

    What does this mean in basic terms? Well, apart from Durango having 100% BC with the 360, it also increases Durango's processing power a fair amount.

    Ok, so what else?

    Kinect 2.0: - Again the specs from VGLeaks are correct, there's been no change and there won't be. However, the fact is, is that software can do ANYTHING, and with the quite substantial increase in the hardware over Kinect 1.0, any humanly noticeable lag should be gone

    Controller: - The controller is pretty much the same. The D-Pad has been improved, but the change will only be noticeable when actually using it, i.e. it looks exactly the same, I haven't actually touched it, this is just what I’ve been told. AA batteries will make a return, but the new wireless tech MS has created for the controller, improves battery life by 16%. Again, this is just what the doc says.

    Xbox Mini/Xbox TV: Yes, this is happening, although as far as I know, it’s a whole different team over at MS that are handling this. As has been reported its main purpose is to compete with Apple TV, so expect this thing to be small and around $100.
    It contains the 360 SOC (similar to the one in the Durango), however no disc drive is included (to decrease size). But of course you can still play any XBLA/Games on Demand game. That’s all I really know about the xTV so I’ll leave it at that. Thurrott seems to know more than anyone else about this, so go ask him.

    OS/Services: I wish I knew more about this, but I honestly don’t. I have no clue what sort of new ideas MS are going to bring to the table this gen, but I’m certainly expecting them to amaze.
    The only thing that I do know for definite is that Durango will be running Windows 8. It will essentially be the full version of the OS, minus the desktop side of things. This means it’ll be running the new WinRT framework, which as a side effect also means that contrary to popular belief MS will be the most indie friendly of all the big 3 next gen.
    This is because any app/game that is created for the Windows app store will (after adding controller support of course) be playable on Durango.
    In other words, any random person worldwide can pay Microsoft a $60 license fee (for the Windows Store) and submit their app/game to the store where millions of people can then download/buy it. No expensive development kits needed.
    Expect to hear much more on WinRT - Durango at Build2013.

    Ok, so that’s pretty much it. I wish I had more info on specific games and services that MS have lined up, but it seems that even I’ll have to wait until May to find out.
    I’ll look forward to this post appearing on GAF, where rest assured I’ll be lurking. Hell, who knows I may even make a few posts.

    I wonder how many people will refuse to believe this? Hmmmm….

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    Quote Originally Posted by Katadunkass View Post
    MOAR rumors about Xbox 720
    Great news!!!
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    Getting a bit tired by all these rumors, they should just officially announce things plz... :\

    These are great to read though, no always online, disc drive, backwards compatibility, yes please!
    Also read some other rumors claiming the same and saying the confusion started because the Xbox mini/TV will have an always-online connection and no disc drive, not the actual next gen console. Which would make a whole lot more sense.

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    The Evolution of Video Game Controllers

    A good print as a gift for any gaming fan

    The complete family tree of video game control schemes--including handhelds, joysticks, paddles, gamepads, and one notable glove--this chart shows how gaming input has evolved from simple knobs to directional pads to touch screens. Including every console ever, this sprawling print features 179 species and 12 genera over seven decades of gaming.
    http://popchartlab.com/products/the-...e-controllers#

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    Finished Dishonored here the other day. What a game! Now i will need to finish Mass Effect
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    Sitting next to a guy in class today who is a bit of a PC gaming enthusiast and he was talking about some game called Day-Z. Sounded pretty cool I must admit. He said the game has something like a 20 miles square map where it takes you the same in game time to travel a mile as it would in reality. It must have taken years to develop a game of that scale though?!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nangle View Post
    Sitting next to a guy in class today who is a bit of a PC gaming enthusiast and he was talking about some game called Day-Z. Sounded pretty cool I must admit. He said the game has something like a 20 miles square map where it takes you the same in game time to travel a mile as it would in reality. It must have taken years to develop a game of that scale though?!
    There's some good videos of game play on youtube. Looks really good actually, don't think my knackered old PC could take it though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nangle View Post
    Sitting next to a guy in class today who is a bit of a PC gaming enthusiast and he was talking about some game called Day-Z. Sounded pretty cool I must admit. He said the game has something like a 20 miles square map where it takes you the same in game time to travel a mile as it would in reality. It must have taken years to develop a game of that scale though?!
    It's a mod, well, used to be, I think they released it as a standalone couple of months ago. I played for a bit and yeah it's pretty good, realistic, etc.. once you die, you die, you have to start all over again. no saves, so you lose everything you collected, gained, looted.. just like real life. Game is definitely not for people with ADD.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nangle View Post
    Sitting next to a guy in class today who is a bit of a PC gaming enthusiast and he was talking about some game called Day-Z. Sounded pretty cool I must admit. He said the game has something like a 20 miles square map where it takes you the same in game time to travel a mile as it would in reality. It must have taken years to develop a game of that scale though?!
    It's a Mod for military sim game Arma 2.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ARMA_2

    If you want a good feel for the game and samples of gameplay check out: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gPJ37khFJWI

    Frankie a popular youtuber makes his own quests, dramatises a fair bit and is liberal with his editing. Essentially its the sandbox game with his provided narrative.

    In the game your only goal is really to survive, you can do so by living cautiously. What really makes it is the social aspect, as can be seen in his videos. People can attack or you help you, you see both along with some incredibly annoying, but also funny hackers.

    You should be aware if interested in it they're in the process of developing a stand alone game out of it.

    Arma 3 is also coming out fall this year.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nangle View Post
    Sitting next to a guy in class today who is a bit of a PC gaming enthusiast and he was talking about some game called Day-Z. Sounded pretty cool I must admit. He said the game has something like a 20 miles square map where it takes you the same in game time to travel a mile as it would in reality. It must have taken years to develop a game of that scale though?!
    Well it's not really a game per se, it is a mod for ARMA II. The devs of the mod, however, are working on a Day-Z standalone!

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