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Posted on 19-06-14, 11:30 (revision 1)

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‘Trials of Mana,’ a Full HD Remake of ‘Seiken Densetsu 3,’ Unveiled

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Posted on 20-03-11, 11:44
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*bump*

Following last year's "Panzer Fucking Dragoon remake" announcement, Sega celebrated the series' 25th birthday this year by announcing PANZER FUCKING DRAGOON VR.


I can think of few flatscreen games that would port to VR as well as Panzer Dragoon(seriously, just set the camera to the rider's head, and you're basically done), fewer still I'd like to just step into thje world of, and I want to be really excited about this.
On the other hand, the recent Space Channel 5 VR was a joke by most counts.
On the third hand, PANZER FUCKING DRAGOON. The hype is real.

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Posted on 20-04-03, 18:26

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Wow. So spoilers are coming out, and I finally realized that what I thought was a Final Fantasy 7 remake was actually “Final Fantasy 7: Remake”, a new game in the FF7 series of media. Apparently the “remake” part is in reference to the plot, not having to do with redeveloping the original game.

I still have no interest in getting it, though.
Posted on 20-04-06, 22:20

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I've got it preordered digitally, and am curious where exactly this new story direction will be going. From what I'm hearing-
Which could be interesting, but needs to be executed well. Definitely has a bit of that "modern Nomura" style to it; I can see how people would feel mislead by the "Remake" subtitle, too.

They're also incorporating characters from an obscure spinoff novel named "Final Fantasy VII: The Kids Are Alright".
Posted on 20-05-17, 01:58
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From your nice friends at Denuvo, guess who are back from the dead:
https://games.slashdot.org/story/20/05/16/1848204/doom-eternal-is-using-denuvos-new-kernel-level-anti-cheat-driver
Kernel-mode (aka Ring 0) DRM! But this time, now disguised as "anti-cheat" software.

Can't wait for the security researchers and skript kiddies around the world to have fun with this cool backdoor security flaw waiting to be exploited!

I'll take COVID-19 over Denuvo any day of the week, thanks.
(Cheaters should also take the China pest and die, but that's no excuse to pull a XCP over my PC!)

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Posted on 20-05-17, 04:54
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Isn't Doom Eternal a single-player game?

The ending of the words is ALMSIVI.
Posted on 20-05-17, 13:36
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Isn't Doom Eternal a single-player game?

you don't have doom without multi-player.
Posted on 20-05-17, 15:10 (revision 2)
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Sadly enough, most players either don't care, don't know, or drank the PR kool-aid, when you see threads like this one:
https://steamcommunity.com/app/782330/discussions/0/3606765810634903751/
Fortunately the "vocal minority" (AKA people with half a brain left) are raising awareness, and the negative review bombing (and furious, deceived gamers asking for refunds that Valve may not give out) in Steam is at full blast.

Mind you, while Doom Eternal had Denuvo since day one (although the launch day version even shipped with an unprotected executable due to an oversight at Bethesda), the kernelmode driver fuckery was just introduced two days ago. Oh, this also breaks the game for those playing under Proton/Wine (since Wine will never allow for kernelmode stunts for obvious reasons).

Irdeto (the same guys behind frequently broken sat TV CAS solutions built over -sometimes- stolen code) now owns Denuvo, and their PR drivel claims that:

- They're not the only ones doing kernelmode, but "ours is invisible and harmless!" (hint: Ring 0 code is rarely harmless, if ever!)
- Their kernelmode junk is "not a rootkit"
- Their kernelmode junk only runs when you start the game and stops when you quit (hint: DRM developers are rarely careful with kernelmode development, so starting and stopping a kernel driver goes from "routine operation" to "system crashing flaw" depending on the extent of their low-level hooking stuff - ask the XCP and Starforce guys)
- They "respect your privacy" and "want your trust" (HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAnope)

Where in the world is Mark Russinovich?! He would have a blast dissecting this bag of MALWARE.

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Posted on 20-05-17, 23:05
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In fairness, they aren't lying when they say they want our trust. They don't want to EARN or RESPECT it, but they want it.

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Posted on 20-05-21, 13:37
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Well, apparently voicing your concerns and VOTING WITH YOUR WALLET made Bethesda "listen to their audience", as the kernel-mode Denuvo fuckery is going away with the next patch:
https://gbatemp.net/threads/id-software-to-remove-new-denuvo-anti-cheat-from-doom-eternal-after-major-backlash.565635/

Oh, they're also backpedaling because Denuvo murders performance, not aliens.

Cheaters are vile scum that must be removed from the gene pool, but infecting OS kernel of paying, honest customers with buggy spyware is NOT the answer!

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Posted on 20-08-28, 14:18 (revision 1)
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Sega finally figured out how to sell puyos to westerners: by addinng tetrominoes.

There were doubts with the formula on the original Puyo Puyo Tetris when it was launched overseas ~4 years ago, but aside of the kinda limited platform selection (no 3DS, no Xbone, PC got the Denuvo disease*), it seems the bet paid off handsomely. Not only we got Puyo Puyo eSports Champions over here (even on PC!), Sega has just announced there will be a Puyo Puyo Tetris 2 later this year.

Yes, looks like it will be a global launch, in what it seems to be a first for the puyos.
It will be available for all current and next-gen consoles, this time including Xboxes.
And yes, THERE WILL BE A PC VERSION ON STEAM!

*Come on Sega, you've got rid of the Denuvo pest on pretty much all of your games EXCEPT for PPT!? Even Sonic Mania got disinfected eventually... Hope you don't make the same silly mistake with PPT2, because the last thing a fine game deserves are review bombings.

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Posted on 20-09-08, 09:10
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https://www.windowscentral.com/xbox-series-x-and-xbox-series-s-release-date-and-price-finally-revealed
$299S, $499X, November 10.

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Posted on 20-09-22, 01:16 (revision 2)
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In this year of "megacorp purchases that might hurt you", Micro-Soft just bought the guys that makes a few games you might have player on all sorts of devices... including those ones NOT made by Micro-Soft:
https://bethesda.net/en/article/1iLtcvwY6Nb1GeKADyDUEX/why-microsoft-is-the-perfect-fit

$7.5B, holy shit. Barely worth more than some Instagranola!

Needless to say, the community is divided: for people on Windows PCs, it's business as usual. For Xboxers, these are great times to own a Xbox in any of its flavors. For Sonyers, it's the Apocalypse Now indeed. And for the few guys buying Nintendo consoles for playing non-Nintendo games, all I've heard so far is a big, collective "meh".

Where are the antimonopoly regulators!? Ah yeah, staying at home until the China Pest™ goes away...

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Posted on 20-09-22, 03:58
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I thought you said they bought Bethesda for $7.58 at first, and I spent far more time than I should've trying to figure out how that even worked.

So... does this mean Bethesda games have betatesters now?
*looks at the Windows 10 update track record*
NEVER MIND.

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Posted on 20-09-22, 09:23
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Hopefully they don't assign Zenimax/Bethesda staff to QA for Microsoft Windows. We'd prolly get a significant increase in the number of problems with Windows.

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Posted on 20-10-07, 18:00 (revision 3)
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Official PS5 teardown

Oh my, that thing is HUGE! It's the Texas Pick-up Truck of consoles... yet all that size is basically 70% fancooler, 30% console.

Yes, Sony overengineered to hell and back the cooling system, but if this means less RMAs, and dead silent, ice-cold gaming sessions, who cares if this thing is bigger than your... head? Apparently overheating was a common problem with PS4s (and certain non-Sony consoles *cough*RRoD*cough*), so Sony is trying to play it safe with this one. Also: liquid metal, AND they want YOU, dear gamer, to clean your fancooler regularly (warranty NOT voided!), just like your aircon filters - you DO clean them, riiiiiight? Unfortunately, all I've heard are nerds complaining that this console is bigger than their waifus, it won't fit, and even some Hackernews iDiot™ moaning because it isn't THIIIIIIIIIIIIIN so he can hang it behind his THIIIIIIIIIIIIIN TV. If you really hate first-gen hardware that much, wait 2-3 years for the Slim version then.

The ultrafast SSD is soldered, which means that if any of those Flash memory ICs dies, so does your console. You still get a M.2 expansion slot, but you need to ensure that the SSD you're going to purchase is as good or better than the already high-tier PS5 built-in (which as of this post date means that you don't have many expansion options currently in the market, and you're fishing at the upper end of the product spectrum if numbers are to believe). Still, it beats the Xbox Sex proprietary SSDs (because MS had to screw up user-friendly storage expansion options, AGAIN).

For those keeping the score at home, Sony already did an official PS4 teardown near launch. Still, nothing it's really official until iFixit does theirs :)

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Posted on 20-10-07, 21:32

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Posted by tomman

Yes, Sony overengineered to hell and back the cooling system, but if this means less RMAs, and dead silent, ice-cold gaming sessions, who cares if this thing is bigger than your... head?

Damn straight. You don't buy a console to look at. What will reviewers come up with next?--it doesn't have a display with a notch, so it's not as good as an iphone? A huge fan means less noise, and I'm all for it.

Still, it beats the Xbox Sex proprietary SSDs (because MS had to screw up user-friendly storage expansion options, AGAIN).

Yeah, they had an opportunity to be seen as more flexible but blew it, revealing their one and only supported proprietary expansion.
Posted on 20-10-27, 22:33

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Cyberpunk 2077 delayed by 3 weeks to 2020-12-10.

More time for me to see how the graphics card market develops.

My current setup: Super Famicom ("2/1/3" SNS-CPU-1CHIP-02) → SCART → OSSC → StarTech USB3HDCAP → AmaRecTV 3.10
Posted on 20-11-12, 15:48 (revision 2)
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The next console generation has just arrived, COVID or not!

First on iFixit's trusty dismantling table: the neXtcube Xbox Sex

Highlights:

- Overkill is the name of the game. The cooling game, that is! Looks like both Sony and MS are playing it safe to prevent another wave of overheating-related RMAs.
- Look at that bigass 130mm single fan! (made by Delta, which is "God-tier" on the PSU enthusiast arena) It's also surprisingly serviceable - you just have to void your warranty to do so. BOO!
- VEEEEEEEEEEEEEEERRRRRRRRY unusual PCB sandwich! Heatsink->PCB->"center chassis" (aka more heatsinking)->PCB->shield->PSU, all held together with a cute black rubber band.
- MS actually reused many Xbone components on the Sex... including (in a first) the optical drive, the very same PLDS DG-6M5S featured on the previous generation. Most likely they did that because 1) nobody else is making optical drives these days other than PLDS (Phillips/Lite-On) and HLDS (Hitachi/LG), 2) it remains unhacked as of today, and 3) it lets them save money. If your ODD breaks, you should be able to use Xbone replacement-- oh wait, we forgot that those drives are married to the motherboard, and since their security is still broken, you need to perform PCB swaps on those (which sadly involve soldering, and if the reason your drive died is the PCB, you're fucked)
- The internal SSD is -surprisingly- a (mostly?) vanilla SanDisk WD M.2 NVMe SSD. Well, WD says it's a custom high performance design for MS, but the iFixit folks tested it on a external NVMe enclosure and their Mac listed several NTFS partitions. In theory this means the internal SSD is replaceable should it fail or want to upgrade, but in practice, expect software hurdles (and some lame DRM) for that. This also implies that they could just been as nice as Sony and just expose the whole M.2 slot to the user -no warranty-voiding actions needed!- instead of going the money-gouging route with their custom SSD expansion modules. Double BOO!
- The controller is basically the same as the Xbone controller, but with an extra "Share" button and a redesigned D-pad (do Xbox D-pads still suck?)
- The AMD SoC clearly says "PROJECT SCARLETT" on the die laser engraving marks, instead of just "Microsoft Xbox". Cute.
- There are solder points for a CR2032 battery holder, but no battery is supplied with the console. Does it means that would I need to reset the clock every time there is a power outage or the console is left unplugged for more than a few minutes?!
- The internal PSU case looks like a car ECU :D

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Posted on 20-11-13, 08:56 (revision 1)
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Posted by tomman
The next console generation has just arrived, COVID or not!

First on iFixit's trusty dismantling table: the neXtcube Xbox Sex

Highlights:

- Overkill is the name of the game. The cooling game, that is! Looks like both Sony and MS are playing it safe to prevent another wave of overheating-related RMAs.
- Look at that bigass 130mm single fan! (made by Delta, which is "God-tier" on the PSU enthusiast arena) It's also surprisingly serviceable - you just have to void your warranty to do so. BOO!

And yet I've seen people anecdotally claim they've seen a message that their Xbox Series/PS 5 console needs to be turned off for a while to cool. So either they effed something up, those people installed their consoles in a sealed container for some stupid reason or the manufacturers need to mess with fan profiles in the firmware.

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