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I know Google have form for that sort of thing but they've just recruited an awful lot of people from other companies so you'd think they were given fairly sound assurances when leaving high ranking roles at Xbox and Playstation etc.

Talking of which the Xbox Scarlett is meant to be shit hot compared to Stadia from the few leaks from people who have tried both. You'd think with them already moving in to being more service focused they'd be ideally positioned to dominate that area. 

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38 minutes ago, Onyx2 said:

Oh definitely. Google will lose interest by this time next year and drop it like a rock.

Classic Google. They see something doing well and want a piece of the action, but half arse it. Like Google + was an attempt to take a slice of the social media market. What a load of shite that was, with its 'circles'.

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Final Fantasy VII is probably still my favourite game of all time and I have zero interesting in playing the remake. It seems like they just spent years and years getting together the right people, technology and wherewithal and the end result is the first few hours of the game with Advent Children graphics and pointless tack ons to buff everything out (but we always wanted to tell more of a story with Biggs and Wedge, honest!). The hype and marketing for this has been such a marathon that I actually feel like I've seen the entire game now that it's out. The only parts that interest me are what they'll do after Midgar. The playable flashbacks, the world map, Costa Del Sol, the Gold Saucer side quests etc. Years away yet. 

Seems like Square bit off more than they can chew. The reviews look decent now but you can already feel the disappointment brewing from the real obsessives. I'm going to be leaving the memories alone. 

 

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It’s their own fault, the obsessives clamoured for years for a modern remake and this is what that looks like. They were never going to get what they wanted, they got what they deserved.

also, one Covid blessing was giving me time of an evening and weekend to play the original again and actually finally finish it (The switch version admittedly)

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2 hours ago, jazzygeofferz said:

 

It's definitely something to aim for in future.

 

Why though?  Processors and memory are always falling in cost.  It’s like the 90s fad for remote terminals, it made sense when desktops were thousands of pounds but now they’re a few hundred there’s no advantage to offloading the processing to a remote server.

 The best way to run a local game is to run it on a local cpu, and the best way to run a multiplayer game is to run it on a local cpu and stream the positional info, which is how it works now.

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36 minutes ago, Loki said:

Why though?  Processors and memory are always falling in cost.  It’s like the 90s fad for remote terminals, it made sense when desktops were thousands of pounds but now they’re a few hundred there’s no advantage to offloading the processing to a remote server.

 The best way to run a local game is to run it on a local cpu, and the best way to run a multiplayer game is to run it on a local cpu and stream the positional info, which is how it works now.

Because publishers would be able to further control how their products are consumed. The power they could have.

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I thought I’d try the Stadia trial out. What an absolute clusterfuck that was.

Having finally gotten in, I have to say, it worked flawlessly in Chrome and I didn’t have to do anything to setup the sound or my controlller.

I was playing Grid in seconds and it ran well, despite having a reasonably mediocre 34Mbit connection. But there lays the problem - I was playing Grid. Whoop-de-do.

Even though it told me it was running at best detail, the compression was clear and the picture didn’t look as good as I think it would’ve done had I installed the game locally and ran it. There’s also the square root of fuck all on there that you’d want to play at the prices they’re charging.

I do think this is where gaming will go, and maybe Google’s pockets are deep enough to treat this as a loss-leader until the world catches up. Sony made themselves a prominent player in the gaming market in the 90s and I wonder if Google see this as their chance to do the same.

As far as it is, though, it’s a nice tech demo at best right now.

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Not sure if it fits in here or the other gaming thread, but any other Geoguessr players?

Came to it via watching Geowizard walk Wales in a straight line, then by seeing that he was mostly known for playing the game and have just signed up, and have been playing along with my eldest (as she loves the videos too. Also been playing Google Earth Bingo along with him; basically someone gives you a list of things to find and you have a time limit to do so)

Only going with the free version for now, but despite it taking us absolutely ages, we didn't do too badly on our first go, and it's definitely something i'll be sticking at, despite me having one of the worst directional senses I've ever known. Find me on there as GARRYBACON1985 if you so wish.

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I really enjoyed the FFVIIR demo so I'm looking forward to playing the full game. Never rated the original that highly though so my expectations are nowhere near as high as other people.

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I'm glad that it's far more of a reinterpretation than a simple remake, plus Midgar/disc 1 is easily my favourite part of the original so will love to see that expanded. I just wish they had marketed it that way instead of going simply down the nostalgia route.

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I'm still undecided on whether to get it or not. Even Giant Bomb rated it and they are right picky fuckers. I'll probably wait and see if Ghost of Tsushima is delayed. Playstation are issuing automatic refunds on TLOU pt2 so it's not looking likely it will be a short delay and even though I've got a fuck of a back log I need some new hotness to see me through the dark weeks ahead.

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6 hours ago, SuperBacon said:

Not sure if it fits in here or the other gaming thread, but any other Geoguessr players?

Came to it via watching Geowizard walk Wales in a straight line, then by seeing that he was mostly known for playing the game and have just signed up, and have been playing along with my eldest (as she loves the videos too. Also been playing Google Earth Bingo along with him; basically someone gives you a list of things to find and you have a time limit to do so)

Only going with the free version for now, but despite it taking us absolutely ages, we didn't do too badly on our first go, and it's definitely something i'll be sticking at, despite me having one of the worst directional senses I've ever known. Find me on there as GARRYBACON1985 if you so wish.

I used to watch Nerdcubed playing Geoguessr a lot on his channel on YouTube. It is a lot of fun. 

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20 minutes ago, jazzygeofferz said:

I used to watch Nerdcubed playing Geoguessr a lot on his channel on YouTube. It is a lot of fun. 

They all make it look so easy! It took me about 20 minutes to find out what country I was in.

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I'd imagine it gets easier with practice. Now if you'll excise me, I've got to drive this stopper to Reading. 

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People looking for full fat Nintendo Switches:

Amazon have the neon available for pre-order due in 24th April.

Argos have collect in store available in a lot of locations from next Wednesday.

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