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  1. Going back to this video from Digital Foundry over two years ago. Richard pretty much nailed it with Option 3, didn’t he?
  2. As far as we know, the PS5 doesn’t have an IR receiver for media remotes, right? You have to get the PS5 remote if you want to use something like that?
  3. Also, I don’t know if anyone has had a chance to check out the new Xbox app on iPhone or iPad yet. The new version offers a completely new design and allows you to stream games from your home console to the app. I tried it out the other night, and it seemed to work pretty well. One nice thing about streaming from the Xbox is that you don’t have to use a controller connected to your iPad in order to play. You can just use a controller connected to the Xbox and it will work just fine. This is in contrast the to the PlayStation remote play app that requires you to connect the controll
  4. Wow. I remember first hearing about Fire Emblem when I played Super Smash Bros. : Melee on GameCube back in 2001. I unlocked either Roy or Marth (I forget which one) and was like, “Who the hell is that?” Cool to see it finally get an official release State-side. I’m sure fans will be interested to check it out.
  5. Good news for those wondering if they can continue to use their media remotes with Series X/S. The answer is YES! And now we know were the damned IR sensor is too.
  6. So, Alanah Pearce talks about this in the video below. From the way it sounds, if a Series X/S optimized version of a game exists -- as is the case with Forza Horizon 4 and Gears 5 -- you won't be able to play the Xbox One version of the game on the new console. You have to play the new version.
  7. Not to be outdone by today’s Sony’s State of Play introducing the UI for PS5, Microsoft has released the latest update for the Xbox interface. This is the same interface that will appear on the Xbox Series X|S next month. You can read about it here. I played around with it a bit this afternoon. It’s not hugely different from what we had before, but it does have a slight aesthetic update, which I like. Also, it feels really snappy on Xbox One X.
  8. That was a great video. While we’re on the subject, here’s a few things I’ve had to relearn how to do over the years: Move away for “Southpaw” style controls for first-person games on console. Going back to what I said earlier about learning my aiming preferences from Turok for N64, this was the first FPS I ever really played. The controls in this game used the C buttons — which were located on the right side of the controller — to move, and the analog stick — located to the left — for aiming. I subsequently played all first-person games on the N64 like this, even changing th
  9. I certainly don’t have any extra money to set aside for new Apple purchases this for this reason. That’s for sure. Also, I just bought my iPhone XS about a year and a half ago, so it’s a bit early for me to be upgrading. The plan is to maybe get the new model in fall 2021, though I’m not fully committed to that yet. As for Home Pod mini, I’m an audiophile. Get that shit outta here!
  10. I only suggest it because this is the way the camera worked in Super Mario 64. But yeah, he’s a sick fucko.
  11. Sounds like you’ve got yourself a case of the Internet! I have no idea when the first game offered the choice between inverted and non-inverted y-axis. All I can tell you is that I always invert my y-axis when using a controller. I do it for first person mode, third person mode, and flight controls. The only time I don’t invert, oddly enough, is when I’m playing with a keyboard and mouse. Frankly, I don’t give a shit which way you prefer, so long as I can play the game the way I want to. The fact that people get pissed off over this is so dumb. It’s like telling left ha
  12. I think I’ll have it by launch day. If not, you will probably be reading about me in the news,
  13. This is pretty technical, but it offers a good explanation as to why emulating the PS3 is incredibly difficult, even for a system as powerful as a PS5. At least I think it’s good. I didn’t understand half of what the guy was saying. 🥴 I really do hope Sony invests the money and puts the work in to bring some of these games forward into the next gen — not to mention PSX and PS2 games. They have an amazing back catalog of first party games, rivaled only by Nintendo’s.
  14. Either that or a PS5 patch just won’t be ready for launch. I suspect a Remastered version is more likely though. I’m really stoked to see Ghost of Tsushima running at (up to) 60 fps. I played the game on the high frame rate mode on my PS4 Pro since I have a 1080p set, and it ran absolutely flawlessly. It was breathtaking in that mode. Seeing all that grass blowing in the wind a 60 fps will be mind blowing. Also, for those of you who haven’t played Ghost yet, you’ve probably heard folks talk over and over about the fast load times and thought, “Okay, we get it.” Seriousl
  15. Microsoft told employees it plans to release a browser-based app for the Xbox Game Pass streaming service next year that will get around Apple App Store rules: 'We absolutely will end up on iOS' Ashley Stewart, Business Insider: When news broke that Microsoft couldn’t get xCloud on iOS through the App Store because of Apple’s policies, I wondered to myself if this was a route they could take. Apple doesn’t place any restrictions on web apps, so it could be a decent way of getting xCloud to iOS users. A native app would be better of course, but I suppose we App
  16. Ubisoft: Remove the frame rate caps, you cowards! I’ve decided the next game on my list will be Assassin’s Creed III: Liberation, instead of Black Flag. I have it anyway as part of my Assassin’s Creed III Remastered bundle. It looks to be a pretty quick campaign overall at around 8.5 hours (according to How Long to Beat). I’m also curious to see if a game set in the same time period as ACIII can do a better job of grabbing me and keeping me interested. By the time I get through that, I’ll have more or less entered the 8th generation games in the series
  17. Cool to see the Series X and S are identical in every way except resolution. I wonder if the same will hold true for other next gen games.
  18. According to the Xbox Store, the price is $49.99. Or if you have Game Pass, you can just download it and play for free. 🙂
  19. I haven't seen anything with regard to media remotes. I've been keeping an eye out too. I've been trying to figure out where an IR receiver might be placed. My best guess is that it would be snuggled in by slot for the optical disc drive.
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