GS News - Tropico 5 Banned; Destiny’s Ghost Edition resells For $1,025!?

Thailand bans Tropico 5, CD Projekt Red says Microsoft haven’t solved their Xbox One 1080p dilemma, and BioShock comes to iOS!

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TransvormerSCol
TransvormerSCol

That guy who sells the Destiny Ghost Edition on ebay is trolling. I can confirm that the bidder is always the same who pushed the bid up to $1k .

Also, Destiny will never be worth such money, this game is neither epic nor something new in gameplay and/or graphics. It doesn't even reach the capability of today's possibilities in gaming development. Of course Destiny looks great, but it doesn't fit to every point of its content. You mustn't even play the game to see that fact...

SpLiTMaN
SpLiTMaN

i thought it was clear when micro did there announcement that dx 12 was just to offload the cpu extra packs to the gpu its all it does cuz the Xone as the shittiest cpu on the market...but have a titan in there so they made dx12 ...

youre_a_sheep
youre_a_sheep

Hard to believe just how little news there is.

automato
automato

What? Microsoft didn't improve the power of the Xbox One? But they wouldn't lie to us, now would they? I'm still convinced that my Xbox One needs Kinect to keep its functionality. LOL!!!

nameaprice
nameaprice

Bwhahahahahaha and the hits keep on coming for the GARBOX :P

BeNOwNz
BeNOwNz

halo reach and halo 3 collectors popped up everywhere again for sale after it came out

AzureBonds76
AzureBonds76

Speaking of Thailand and it's political system, I have a story to relate.


About 13 years ago or so, I was reading in Harpers magazine that apparently a company used the likeness of the king of Thailand at that time to advertise their product on a billboard in NYC. People were outraged in Thailand, as it is considered blasphemy to use the king's image. People from the country then wrote in death threats to the company, cursing and calling for the company to be destroyed; all in broken English. It was the funniest chit I have ever read.

Coseniath
Coseniath

Hmmm usage of lipstick and makeup, eye lashes and hair fixing... 

Are you going for clubbing after this video Jess? :P

Dannystaples14
Dannystaples14

I never buy regularly priced collectors editions let alone in bidding wars on ebay.

iOS is for watered down ports and crappy mobile games, this shouldn't be a shock to anyone. It seems not even the awesome of Bioshock is immune to its crapiness.

It says a lot about your faith in your country military dictatorship or not when you don't even trust your people to play a RTS game without fear of sparking a revolution.

dani_i89
dani_i89

Thailand: sells alcohol cheap and is world renowned for full moon parties. People go to these parties to get wasted and take drugs, and the locals can and do take advantage of this.


Please tell me how censoring a G rated D grade game will help the country?

Gegglington
Gegglington

id rather have a nice holiday than shell out a grand on destiny 

DarkLord
DarkLord

Dare I ask why we even care about someone not being able to quite hit 1080p?? I thought we had finally figured out which console was superior when it comes to that microbit of video fidelity (its not like it has to run at 720p) and had moved on to something that was actually news.

SaintsRowLA
SaintsRowLA

"What Out of Date Collector's Edition Would Shell Out My Money For?"

If I didn't already own inFAMOUS, it would be inFAMOUS.

If I didn't already own Ubisoft's Splinter Cell: Blacklist and Conviction; Ghost Recon: Future Soldier, Rainbow Six Vegas 2 it would be all these too.

If I didn't already own Saints Row 1, 2, 3, and 4, it would be all those four.


All the games I would shell out money for the of stock Collector's Edition, I own already.

Someone would have to persuade me on a game that would be new to me. 


Thank you Jess.  Outstanding show.

gam3r7ag
gam3r7ag

I haz Destiny Ghost Edition preorder. Keep your monies, would never sell.

MoreThot
MoreThot

Push more triangles to the gpu? I think they're called polygons lmao. Good try though. I guess.

masterjafr
masterjafr

jajaja Xboxers so happy for their crappy consoles will run games at 1080p, something that we PC people have done it for long time, poor peasants 

hystavito
hystavito

Finally, DX12 will allow Xbox One games to run at 1080p in wireframe! :)


Seriously though, not so great DX12 news from a source that most gamers respect and trust.  Is this going to start to convince those people that went nuts about it that it's not going to be super amazing?

cainetao11
cainetao11

Wanted one of those destiny ghost editions as well, only because your in game ghost will be the same color as your little model. But screw spending my rent on it.

francisjairam16
francisjairam16

Thailand is just like China restricting a lot of freedom. 

Pawfalcon
Pawfalcon

Thailand aye? Figured it would be North Korea again. But I guess there would be no point since it seems 90% of the country is still looking forward to the bronze age. Nice to know another country has joined the list of Gov'ts that can go **** themselves. 

I doubt I'd buy a Special Edition that was more than 10-20 dollars more unless it had some serious bonus content (like an earlier game in the series or a really good soundtrack). As far as the ghost figure thing goes, I've got enough things collecting dust.

dannydopamine8
dannydopamine8

@Dannystaples14 Mobile gaming isnt as low quality as you might expect, especially with upcoming mobile gpu's that can push out more tflops than an xbox360/ps3 can.


Gamelofts modern combat games are console quality and still to this day i think infinity blade has better graphics than most pc/console games combined

dalepickstock
dalepickstock

@Gegglington Im not going to lie to you, guardian, you are earths last hope

Dear Sender

Im currently on out of the office on annual leave

Kind Regards

Guardian

DAOWAce
DAOWAce

@DarkLord Probably because the 'next-gen' consoles can't run at last-gen resolutions and framerates.

We can do 4K and 120/144+FPS at 1080p now while maxed out, the new consoles can't even hit 1080p30, which is an absolute joke.  Even worse is they won't be updated for the next 7-10 years, which will either drag down the gaming industry so badly, or cause developers to start focusing on PC instead, the latter of which being an understandable (and welcome) solution.

LilJayV10
LilJayV10

@MoreThot I want to hear more. It sounds like you really know your stuff. 

absinthewfaust
absinthewfaust

@MoreThot Nope, Triangles. Triangles are polygons, but polygons aren't necessarily triangles. All polygons that have more than 3 sides can be broken down into triangles. The polygon count is the total number of all polygons ( including triangles ), while for the triangle count, the polygons are broken down into triangles, so it's not longer a mix of n-sided polygons and triangles, it's all triangles. For instance, say there is 1 quad, and 1 triangle in a scene. The poly count would be 2, but the triangle count would be 3 because a quad is broken down into 2 triangles.

dani_i89
dani_i89

@masterjafr  Oh dear...free speech on the internet can be such a terrible thing.

Yours sincerely

PC Gamer

oldtobie
oldtobie

@masterjafr Non-peasants know how to spell and formulate sentences.  Good try, but you made yourself sound stupid while trying to be superior.  You lose. 


                                                                                              :(

prodigy_69
prodigy_69

@masterjafr woop de doo for you...please tell us all again how great PC gaming is. it never gets boring 

PS2fweak
PS2fweak

@masterjafr Not if you have an old 20" HP monitor like I do, but yeah I see what you're saying. 

automato
automato

@dannydopamine8 @Dannystaples14 Since PC and consoles are now over thirty years old, I guess you're right, when you say that Infinity Blade has better graphics than most PC/console games combined. I guess this counts for the first Halo as well, but it's still a solid argument.

Ayato_Kamina_1
Ayato_Kamina_1

@DAOWAce @DarkLord At no point will it cause developers to start focusing on PC unless the vast majority of console users decide to migrate. Consoles are where the most users are and therefore the most lucrative place to develop games. If it means using dated hardware... so be it. They'll just try and eke out as much performance as they possibly can. 

SaintsRowLA
SaintsRowLA

@LilJayV10


HAHAHA!   That's a funny response.  I liked it.  Not true, but I liked it.

SaintsRowLA
SaintsRowLA

@absinthewfaust @MoreThot


If I remember correctly or If I was taught correctly, every other shape can be made out of [an  X amount of ] triangles, correct?


suppaphly42
suppaphly42

@Ayato_Kamina_1 @DAOWAce @DarkLord its just a bit sad that they can't hit the sweet p and fps . compare last gens launch titles to end titles and there is a sick amount of difference and i hope this gen will be the same i do have my doubts though

joel_bhatt
joel_bhatt

@SaintsRowLA A close approximation to any shape can be made of triangles yes, but not all can be exact.

prodigy_69
prodigy_69

@oldtobie @prodigy_69 @masterjafr The Question should be why did I go back to consoles..


because I got bored of shelling out money upgrading parts to keep up the next big game

because I work on a PC all day

because I like gaming while sitting on a couch


more pro's than cons..

SaintsRowLA
SaintsRowLA

@joel_bhatt 

Thank you for your response.

If you make a rounded line/semi-circular line(s) to the triangle (whatever shape that's called), I believe you can.  For example, a sliced pizza is made up of triangle with the rounded line.



c0n7r0l
c0n7r0l

@prodigy_69 @oldtobie @masterjafr I switched to consoles when the original xbox came out as i found it to be more user friendly when trying to set up multiplayer games (mostly bungies doing w/ halo 2 matchmaking). I like a complicated UI for my PC, and have always enjoyed building computers, but the combination of having to update hardware every six months and messing around with trying to connect to other players is hassle i don't want when gaming. Ease of use through a standardized rig and integrated multiplayer matching system trump frame rates and video quality for me, as long as the game play is solid. 

That being said, i find our next-gen consoles to be edging closer and closer to PCs as companies try to integrate new app systems and incorporate "all in one" type features. As this happens, the consoles are slowly losing the aforementioned "ease of use" as is the case with anything that has too many moving parts.

The bells and whistles are fun, but console companies should streamline their model as it worked best when consoles did one thing well (games), instead of a whole bunch of things in a mediocre way.

On one final note, PCs have always been on the cutting edge graphically. This will never be news because it will never change. Why do people continue talk about this?

oldtobie
oldtobie

All of those reasons are fallacies, which leads me to believe that you were never really a PC gamer.

oldtobie
oldtobie

All of those reasons are fallacies, which makes me doubt that you were ever a pc gamer.

prodigy_69
prodigy_69

@oldtobie the opinion of someone who strutts around here calling people peasants just because you claim to have have a decent rig, 

means absolutely nothing to me. 



oldtobie
oldtobie

I did none of those things. Good job making assumptions. Also, my earlier comment contains no opinions.