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Microsoft may have been including on-demand rented servers from the likes of Amazon, in case they are needed to meet the demand.

1853d ago 4 agree10 disagreeView comment

And I'm still playing Space War!

1878d ago 0 agree0 disagreeView comment

BTW, this is one of the only games for which I've gotten a platinum trophy - so I've encountered all the story and side-quest content. I haven't purchased the DLC, however.

1878d ago 0 agree0 disagreeView comment

I got the game on PS3 at release and had few issues (none significant), even after 200 hours of gaming - all of which was spent the first few months after release.

1878d ago 0 agree0 disagreeView comment

The operative word is "taste". The novel aspect of the new console will be tubes you stick in your mouth, so you can get a "real TASTE" of what you are playing...

1884d ago 0 agree1 disagreeView comment

Actually, the way this is written, Sony COULD add trophies to Valkyria Chronicles without any effort on SEGA's part, if they wanted (assuming their licensing agreement with the developer allows for it, of course). They could play the game, note where the disk is accessed when certain levels are loaded or videos are played (these sorts of things almost always come from the disk media), and then have a thread in the OS look for these accesses and award whatever trophy they see fit. Even if ...

1919d ago 1 agree0 disagreeView comment

There are currently about 1 billion PCs in the world. How many of these currently out-power the PS4? How long will it take for "most PCs" to out-power the PS4? Wouldn't you say it will be many years to come?...

1930d ago 4 agree1 disagreeView comment

The developer can rent servers from Amazon or Google to balance the load if they have unexpected demand. They can gradually replace the rented servers with their own, if continued demand warrants it. After the heavy demand, they just stop using/renting the external servers. After a big patch, they can always spin them back up if demand spikes again.

1934d ago 0 agree0 disagreeView comment

Yeah, it is quite large - not to mention possibly overly-optimistic - especially considering Sony will only have about 4 months to ship that many, and it usually takes a year before sales really start taking off.

1935d ago 9 agree1 disagreeView comment

Alternate translation:

There WILL be a better version for next-gen consoles, but it won't stop most people from getting it on current gen consoles - which means we will be able to make more money on this game due to people re-purchasing the game when they get their new machines. We are timing this release to get the biggest conversion rate possible.

1962d ago 2 agree0 disagreeView comment

"Total War" has all of the listed games in the article beat - and you don't need to make multiple purchases to make that claim (Pokemon). Take Medieval 2, for example. I played the short campaigns of three nations to completion, directing every battle. I think each campaign took me about 70-100 hours, apiece. The long campaigns would probably take at least twice (and possibly 3-4 times) as long, and there are something like 20 playable nations. So the total play time could be as...

1982d ago 1 agree0 disagreeView comment

I stopped scanning the article when I saw, "On paper both systems are capable of 3.2TFlops of data". REALLY? Translate those last three words of nonsense - "Trillion Floating Point Operations of Data"... That's like saying you picked a herd of asparagus.

1982d ago 2 agree1 disagreeView comment

There are 10 types of people in the world: Those who understand binary, and those who don't.

2029d ago 2 agree1 disagreeView comment

Unless the Power PC processor has several threads per core, versus the two for the ones in the PS3 and the 360, the clock difference and the fact that it is the same basic architecture means the CPU is almost certainly inferior to current gen consoles.

Sure, some tasks can be pushed off to the CPU, but branchy game logic is not a good choice for that, and it would actually run slower - not to mention the fact that it is harder. This is really not all that different than the ...

2030d ago 6 agree3 disagreeView comment

Uncharted 3 made me hate the developers more than 2. The vomit-inducing camera shake, the imprecise animation-driven player motion, and the stupid flee sequences were all so frustrating I almost did not finish the game.

2036d ago 0 agree1 disagreeView comment

I was going to say the same about Lost Odyssee.

2036d ago 0 agree0 disagreeView comment

Red Faction: Armageddon

2048d ago 3 agree0 disagreeView comment

But 62/100 is also positive - as is 5/100...

2048d ago 2 agree1 disagreeView comment

"I'm going to make one more game"...but will create hundreds of "experiments" as part of that game's design process, spanning dozens of years.

2053d ago 0 agree0 disagreeView comment

The dev kits don't necessarily have the same hardware as what they intend for the consumer hardware. If they intend to ship with AMD's next APU, it makes sense to ship developers the current one so that they are working in a representative environment, with guidance on the anticipated performance difference between the A10 and what will be in the console (which may not be consumer hardware at all, but a variant).

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