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The article doesn't really give much insight into building a PC but does give some poor advice such as "The thermal paste was as simple as smearing paste on metal and making sure there were no bubbles" No no no, just squirt a small pea sized blob of thermal paste onto the centre of the CPU lid and then place the heat sink on top and fasten it down. Smearing thermal paste is a recipe for disaster as you cannot be sure it is bubble free. By allowing the heatsink to compress and sp...

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Its just another article by a writer not well versed in the genre, as you said so many titles missing from that list that were huge influences over the years, Geoff Crammonds F1 series, Papyrus with the Indycar and NASCAR series, more recently Project Cars. I checked to see if it was the same person who put together a list of his top racing games of all time for Sky News 'Swipe' technology segment that had Mario Kart at number 1!

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The black plastic on my XBOX One started to go white on the side next to the power button, a section about 25mm in diameter started to discolour. It's kept clean and tidy on a shelf below my TV away from any sunlight so I'm mystified as to what has caused it. A very thin smear of vaseline worked into the area had improved it but if you look close you can still see it.

97d ago 0 agree0 disagreeView comment

The launch of the XBOX One was a big misstep for Microsoft but once Windows 10 was released and they started leveraging that across PC, tablet, console and phone things are picking up. Putting Phil Spencer in charge was a massive step forward in terms of direction for the XBOX and also PR and the connection with gamers. The PS4 Pro is my primary gaming format right now but I intend to replace my XBOX One with an XBOX One X as I feel long term Microsoft is in a good place now and getting back ...

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I don't think it was ever going to be a true direct drive wheel, just misleading marketing spin to which Fanatec have also been criticised for when they first announced the CSW 2 'Servo' wheel which everyone took to be the same direct drive servo motor technology that drives the SimXperience Accuforce wheel, Bodnar Wheel and OSW kits and the like when really it was an iteration of their Clubsport Wheel belt drive line. Admittedly they did advance things with the worm drive system ...

108d ago 0 agree0 disagreeView comment

It does look good but its not direct drive, look at the cut-away graphics on the official site, the motor is off-set to the side driving the centre assembly driven by belts.

108d ago 2 agree0 disagreeView comment

My excitement for the game has been dulled somewhat by Sony's anti-gamer, anti-consumer decision on Fanatec wheel compatibility. In the past Sony has been very open to a wide range of legacy peripherals but with their market dominance I fear they have become a little arrogant and less open. That new Thrustmaster wheel is likely going to be a nice device but its not really moving the wheel technology forward. Other manufacturers are moving to direct drive technology while the Thrustmaster ...

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C-H-E-F> I did mention it works with PCars, sadly that won't be the case for the sequel later this year because of this decision by Sony. The very fact it works in PCars and Dirt Rally shows there is no hardware limitation, indeed the drivers exist in the system to make it work so its not a software issue either, its a cold hard business decision by Sony to not allow working hardware to work in new games and that is really unforgiveable. I think it should be left to the developer to ch...

140d ago 0 agree0 disagreeView comment

Online has always been one of the franchises weaker spots. The beta is ok but didn't blow me away and I'm struggling to be enthusiastic when my enjoyment is further hampered by Sony's anti-gamer, anti-consumer approach to Fanatec support. My CSW V2 works great with Project CARS, Dirt Rally etc. but because Sony won't allow legacy support a perfectly working wheel on the PS4 is blocked from working with future games. Sony were pretty open with legacy support with the PS3 but it...

141d ago 2 agree2 disagreeView comment

Just because you can stream doesn't mean you are allowed to do it, not sure if Sony can disable streaming on individual gaming as its built into the OS not the game. Regardless the second or third paragraph on the NDA specifically says testers cannot share any details about the game.

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220d ago 1 agree1 disagreeView comment

I was quite excited about this until Sony took an anti-gamer stance on Fanatec compatibility

226d ago 0 agree9 disagreeView comment

There seems to be a lot of suggestion that the son or mother tried to fix the XBOX, even suggesting they scammed Microsoft - based on what? I keep my consoles in good condition, I clean them regularly but when I tried to trade in my XBOX 360 Slim some years back I couldn't because the warranty sticker that sticks over the edges where the top and bottom casing meets had started to come away from the plastic due to the heat. The guy in the store said it was a common problem because that are...

248d ago 0 agree0 disagreeView comment

The new content is nice but even without it I felt the different operators gave the game depth. You can learn the maps like you do in other FPS games but with the destructible environments and the unique abilities of each class it takes longer to really learn the maps. Even now players still find another bit of wall to shoot out or another spot to set a trap or choke point.

249d ago 1 agree0 disagreeView comment

I'd settle on a fix for the current DX Error crash. There is a thread 519 pages long with over 10,000 replies on the issue yet months on and DICE/EA are silent while they work on DLC

269d ago 6 agree0 disagreeView comment

The person who signed off on the release date at EA needs to be sacked. Respawn put a lot of work into this, it had the single player campaign the first game was criticised for lacking, they tweaked the multiplayer and then some idiot goes and schedules the release between the two established FPS big hitters.

326d ago 0 agree0 disagreeView comment

Its a real shame they released it into such a busy period because I think its a really good game. Initially I bought it only on XBOX One as I felt that was he format it belonged on but recently Sony sent me an email with 43% off so I bought it for my PS4 Pro as well and will encourage my mates to do so also.

333d ago 2 agree1 disagreeView comment

Activision seem to be in a real hurry to kill the Call of Duty franchise

338d ago 11 agree0 disagreeView comment

Couldn't agree more, they channelled the online competitiveness of Counter-strike and blended it with the more realistic style of the Rainbow Six series. Its a great game that is sadly overlooked by too many players and didn't enjoy the same kind of media hype as the underperforming Call of Duty series. Its been well supported by Ubisoft.

338d ago 8 agree3 disagreeView comment

I like the XBOX One interface, everything is right where I need it though the PS4 interface is very easy to use. The interface on the PS4 has got slower and slower though with each new update and its nowhere near as quick as it used to be doing a simple every day task like selecting a friend and clicking on their profile to set up a party. I'm hoping this improves with the PS4 Pro which I have arriving Thursday hopefully. I also prefer the XBOX One pad over the PS4, it feels more solid, h...

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