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Speaking of Doom...

Polygon uploaded a video called DOOM GAMEPLAY - The First Thirty Minutes. Long story short, it's gameplay footage from the guy who reviewed the title for the site, and it seems like he's never played a FPS before in his life. Actually, it's as if he's never handled dual analog sticks at all. It's the worst gameplay footage I've ever seen in my life.

Predictably, the Internet has been going crazy, but now the Gamergate crowd has come out in full force to criticize Polygon for giving the review to someone who clearly has no idea what they're doing. It's been a while (a year or so?), but all the old critics are still extremely salty.

Someone uploaded a video showing some of the lowlights, and now people are uploading parody videos: HEXAGON - FIRST 60 SECONDS OF DOOM - POLYGON PARODY. I know it's dumb, but I actually got a good laugh out of it.
     
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May 18, 2016, 01:40 PM
 
Yeah NeoGAF had a thread about it too. Haven't looked into it but it does seem ridiculous.
     
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Oh god that music
     
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May 23, 2016, 11:11 PM
 
Surprisingly only two people on my friends list playing this on launch. Maybe I'll see more people tomorrow night.

Only 17 min of downtime for Blizz's servers at launch. No noticeable hiccups until I got off.
     
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My retail copy of OW remembered my custom settings from the beta. I can't stop gushing over all the accoutrements this game has.
     
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May 25, 2016, 12:00 PM
 
I don't think it's supposed to work this way, but with a release day price drop to $49, Amazon is refunding me $11 on top of the $11 I saved with the 20% prime discount. So I snagged Overwatch for under $40. Very happy.
     
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Yeah, Amazon is aces for new games if you have Prime. (I like having the physical game, box, manual, etc.) The Collector's Edition of it is gorgeous, the Soldier 76 statuette is sitting on top of my PC right now.
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May 26, 2016, 09:51 AM
 
Hearing No Man's Sky will get delayed.

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Surprisingly only two people on my friends list playing this on launch. Maybe I'll see more people tomorrow night.
Has that number increased much over the last three days? I don't see a lot of people playing it on my friends list.

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Yeah four or five last night but two of the people were in big parties,
     
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May 26, 2016, 04:33 PM
 
I've played solo the entire time so far. My hours have been jacked up. I've been on between midnight and 4 AM.

Who else bought it for PS4?
     
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Miss you
First Amazon gives you the game for under 40 bucks, now the game I'm waiting for gets delayed.

So salty.
     
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May 26, 2016, 05:38 PM
 
Well it's not confirmed yet so there's hope.
     
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May 31, 2016, 10:55 AM
 
NMS delayed til August.

MS reportedly releasing a PS4k killer next year, tired of being second fiddle in power. This reeks of overkill. Signs the industry wants to move to a more phone like model with more common upgrades/revisions.
     
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Originally Posted by The Final Dakar View Post
NMS delayed til August.
I'm getting very, very worried about that game. Definitely a wait-and-see title for the first few weeks. I may even wait until the first big price drop to even consider it.

MS reportedly releasing a PS4k killer next year, tired of being second fiddle in power. This reeks of overkill. Signs the industry wants to move to a more phone like model with more common upgrades/revisions.
It's like they're stuck somewhere between consoles, PCs, and phones, but haven't quite figured out which model makes the most business sense.

If they go with the phone model, I hope they fall on their faces. They'll do the iOS thing and make sure a three-year-old model is a laggy mess in order to force upgrades.
     
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Originally Posted by The Final Dakar View Post
NMS delayed til August.
This information would have been greatly appreciated while Overwatch was still on sale on Amazon, I should send the devs death threats <checks interwebs> oh apparently everyone is already all over that.

If two months yields a better product I don't mind and if it has half the draw that Minecraft did I'll be happy.
     
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Jun 1, 2016, 02:47 PM
 
It's still $48 on Amazon, but you need to add it to the cart for the price to show up.
     
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There is a little box, below the regular price, that tells Prime members what a newly released game will cost on checkout.

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Looks like Overwatch did 7 mil. Not bad.
     
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Looks like Overwatch did 7 mil. Not bad.
I'd love to know the PC / console split.
     
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Jun 10, 2016, 08:56 AM
 
Sony has confirmed that a new high-end PS4 is coming, codename "Neo". It will not replace the current model, but be sold alongside it. All games will support the standard model, and the majority will look better on the new one (so backwards compatibility is enforced). Won't be shown at E3 "because we want to ensure we have a full range of the best experiences" yadda yadda.

My read on this is that they know MS will show something, so they wanted to get out in front of that.
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Sony has confirmed that a new high-end PS4 is coming, codename "Neo". It will not replace the current model, but be sold alongside it. All games will support the standard model, and the majority will look better on the new one (so backwards compatibility is enforced). Won't be shown at E3 "because we want to ensure we have a full range of the best experiences" yadda yadda.

My read on this is that they know MS will show something, so they wanted to get out in front of that.
The new Mac Pro has up to 30 MB of cache inside the processor itself. That's more than the HD in my first Mac. Somehow I'm still running out of space.
     
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Originally Posted by P View Post
Sony has confirmed that a new high-end PS4 is coming, codename "Neo". It will not replace the current model, but be sold alongside it. All games will support the standard model, and the majority will look better on the new one (so backwards compatibility is enforced). Won't be shown at E3 "because we want to ensure we have a full range of the best experiences" yadda yadda.

My read on this is that they know MS will show something, so they wanted to get out in front of that.
How much more expensive is what I'm waiting for.
     
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Jun 10, 2016, 10:16 AM
 
Still wondering what is the big selling point.
     
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Jun 10, 2016, 10:18 AM
 
If they only update the SoC and use the 14mm GloFo/Samsung process, they would have a cost similar to what the PS4 had at launch. They could even make a model with small flash storage instead of an HDD and drop the price slightly. My guess is that they want to get it down to $400 again.
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Originally Posted by The Final Dakar View Post
Still wondering what is the big selling point.
Prettier for VR. 4K video, maybe.
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Jun 10, 2016, 10:52 AM
 
I guess it makes sense if it's a loss leader for VR but otherwise I don't see the point.
     
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Jun 10, 2016, 11:26 AM
 
Not sure it's a loss leader, at least not much of one. The kind of GPU they're talking about is the exact same thing that AMD is now going to sell for $199, to the consumer, including circuit board and video memory. CPU cores don't add that much to the size of the chip - if it is the same Jaguar core, 8 of them would be something like 12-14mm2 by my math, about 5% of the size of the chip.

I really think that the cost of the BOM for the new PS4 should be less than it was for the old one at launch.
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Jun 10, 2016, 12:27 PM
 
Loss leader probably wasn't the right term, but I'm struggling to classify it's positioning.
     
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Originally Posted by The Final Dakar View Post
Loss leader probably wasn't the right term, but I'm struggling to classify it's positioning.
I wonder if game sales on PC didn't spur this as well. I can't imagine that its just for VR + 4K stuff that they have to upgrade.
     
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Jun 10, 2016, 01:40 PM
 
Uncharted and DOOM beat out Overwatch in the May NPD.

Edit: Battleborn 4th.
     
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Originally Posted by The Final Dakar View Post
Uncharted and DOOM beat out Overwatch in the May NPD.

Edit: Battleborn 4th.
Doom and Overwatch round out the top three — although Overwatch probably sold a ton on PC through publisher Blizzard’s Battle.net, as the company said it had 7 million players a week in its first week. Also, it debuted much later in the month. It’s actually selling much more quickly than Doom on cosoles.

“Doom ranked second for May 2016 sales on a unit basis and had the best first month of sales for any game in the franchise when combining sales across platforms — exceeding sales of Doom 3’s launch on the PC in August 2004,” said Callahan. “Overwatch was the third best-selling game for May with only a few days on the market. When comparing Overwatch sales for days in the market, this title doubled the sales of Doom.”
From here : May 2016 NPD: Uncharted finds its fortune ahead of Doom, Overwatch | GamesBeat | Games | by Jeff Grubb

Be interesting to see June's figures.
     
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Microsoft at E3 or Apple WWDC. Who's watching what?

WWDC: WWDC 2016: Live stream, start time, and schedule for Apple’s big keynote | The Verge
Starting time: San Francisco: 10AM / New York: 1PM / London: 6PM / Berlin 7PM / Moscow: 8PM / Beijing: 1AM (June 14th) / Tokyo: 2AM (June 14th) / Sydney 3AM (June 14th).

Microsoft E3: Microsoft’s E3 2016 Xbox event: live stream, start time, and schedule | The Verge
Starting time: San Francisco: 9:30AM / New York: 12:30PM / London: 5:30PM / Moscow: 7:30PM / Beijing: 12:30AM (June 14) / Tokyo: 1:30AM (June 14) / Sydney: 2:30AM (June 14)

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I missed the BF1 stream yesterday. Buzz seems positive.
     
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Titanfall 2 DLC to be free. Yep, this is where the industry is heading.
     
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Forza Horizon 3. Based in Australia. City, beach, outback. 4 player co op. Biggest car range of any Horizon game (demo showed the Ariel Nomad). 'Play Anywhere' Xbox and Windows 10 (A lot of games are going to have this cross platform Xbox/PC launch). September 27th.

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I need side by side comparisons but that X1 slim change seems absurd
     
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"Scorpio" announced. 6TFLOPS graphics, 320 GB/s memory. Sounds a lot like AMD Polaris 10 (RX 480) with the memory bandwidth inflated by yet another eSRAM on the chip. Fast enough for VR though, I'll give them that.
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Originally Posted by The Final Dakar View Post
I need side by side comparisons but that X1 slim change seems absurd

Xbox One vs Xbox One S Size Comparison Image Revealed: Indeed Very Slim and Sleek

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Thanks I googled with no luck. Not as small as they were implying but still significant. I'm guessing it's slightly smaller than a PS4 now
     
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Originally Posted by ajprice View Post
Forza Horizon 3. Based in Australia. City, beach, outback. 4 player co op. Biggest car range of any Horizon game (demo showed the Ariel Nomad). 'Play Anywhere' Xbox and Windows 10 (A lot of games are going to have this cross platform Xbox/PC launch). September 27th.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fTSUgXkfooA
Love me some Forza Horizon. The rally add-on for Horizon 2 was excellent.
     
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Thanks I googled with no luck. Not as small as they were implying but still significant. I'm guessing it's slightly smaller than a PS4 now
I would say the size difference is quite significant considering the slim now has a built-in power supply. (No more large ass power brick.) I wonder how hot new X1 slim will run. My PS4 can kick out a ton of heat.

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LevelCap has some gameplay of BF 1

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Ugh... Whats with the funky shading model in Last Guardian, eh?
     
 
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