Realnoize42
Realnoize42
14 min ago
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You know, I could use the same argumentative style about how music is shit these days because of audio clipping and the loudness war, and tons of other things that I notice but you probably don’t because you don’t care or just don’t notice them, and how some recordings are so much betters than others. Then I’d say Read more

6:06 PM
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I think it’s a lot more interesting to see where tech can lead us on those fronts, than simply upping the graphical fidelity like they currently do every gen by throwing more grunt at it. Currently, most games I see on current-gen hardware would still work on past generations, only with a graphical downgrade. There Read more

5:57 PM
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Funny that for each one like you, getting the point I was making, there are 10 others not grasping it, almost reacting like they were attacked! Read more

11:59 AM
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I agree with you on that. I personally don’t “feel” like I need better graphics. I’m pretty happy with what we have right now. Sure, better is better, and I’m not complaining, but I personally value a lot more QoL improvements than a simple spec bump. Having an SSD is nice, no doubt. More power also means that some Read more

11:46 AM
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So there’s lots of things in any given game you’re entirely unlikely to notice that are leaps and bounds better than the previous generation. Read more

11:16 AM
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I think it’s all relative. I still play old games on a regular basis. So maybe the lower resolution doesn’t affect me that much. Maybe younger generations than mine get to notice these things more as maybe they didn’t live through those “leaps” from generations past to notice their actual impact. I don’t know. Read more

10:49 AM
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I’m not saying these games aren’t beautiful. But I guess what defines them graphically as “better” might vary from person to person. I’ll agree with you these games are looking awesome and better than what came from the previous generation. That’s not in dispute. But I still don’t see the “night and day” difference. Read more

9:57 AM
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Thing is, it’s all cool and stuff, but in the end, it’s the real-world results that counts. We’ve been seeing diminished returns for each generation since quite some times already, each one of them having announced anything between 2 to 4 times, or about, more power than the previous generation. Thing is, what we get Read more

2/21/20
7:07 PM
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And that’s why it’s the Xbox One S that’s hooked up to my main telly in the living room. The PS4 has been relegated to the basement TV. The thing with redundancy is that most people don’t keep two devices that can do the same thing. My Xbox One S actually replaced my regular player I had on that TV before. That box Read more

2/21/20
6:54 PM
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We don’t even have multiple Switches in my family and just being forced to all share the same island (we all love AC), had the same effect here. I don’t want my son to go and cut down all the trees my daughter planted to piss her off. I play games to escape the real world. I don’t want to police my kids in a virtual Read more

2/19/20
8:48 AM
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... and the whole “one island per system” thing too. I mean, it never was a problem to me with the portable versions, as portable systems are always more personnal in nature, but now having a family with kids that also like AC (they played the original on an old GC - yay for keeping old consoles!) a one island per Read more

2/19/20
8:33 AM
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Well, while I agree with what you said to an extent, my personnal experience have been somewhat the other way around. I feel like social media act a lot more like an echo chamber, as what you see is almost always filtered to fit your interests anyway. And it’s litterally impossible to have anything even remotely Read more

2/15/20
3:06 PM
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I understand your point, but healthcare doesn’t have anything to do with goods being priced higher because of a bad exchange rate. We pay for healthcare through our taxes. Which is a completely separate thing that’s completely unrelated to the matter. And yes, I’m ok too with paying more in taxes in exchange for this. Read more

2/14/20
4:01 PM
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Thing is, it’s even harder to justify when your dollar is going down the drain. Here in Canada, we had the PS3 at $500 and $600 like you guys, if I remember correctly. But now, with the crap exchange rate, a PS5 at $470 (to maintain a similar profit as the PS4 - as mentionned in the article), would mean about $625 up Read more

2/14/20
9:00 AM
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I’ve been looking at laptops recently, and I can’t help but be floored at how an average gaming laptop costs more these days than what I paid for my 5 year-old one at the time. 5 years ago, I paid about $1400 for a brand new Eurocom laptop with a 970M in it, which can still run everything I throw at it (adjusting some Read more

2/13/20
9:16 AM
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In Canada, it costs anywhere between 50 and 100$ per month for capped monthly bandwidth. Canada is widely known in the world as being one of the worst place ever for mobile plans. Personnaly, I pay about 50$ with a 3GB data cap and in my region, and that was one of the best deal when I got it, if you can believe that. Read more

2/13/20
9:04 AM
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Thing is, I’m not. Which surprises me as well. And I’m usually the one that immediately lose interest as soon as the word “mobile” is mentionned with “gaming” in the same sentence. Read more

2/12/20
2:40 PM
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This might be surprising, but I’ve been playing a lot of Asphalt 9 on Switch (I think it’s on other platforms as well). Being a free to play game, it obviously tries to monetize everything in there, but I’ve been playing it since last October and I haven’t put a cent in it and I think it is still enjoyable. The racing Read more