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Belimawr responded to Zeroderp comment in
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Jurassic World Evolution review scores - our round-up of all the criticsJurassic World Evolution review scores - our round-up of all the critics
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I find it interesting that two different regions of the same company can have very conflicting reviews.
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Reviews are entirely subjective, give a game to someone who likes that type of game they will always score it higher, give it to someone who isn't keen on the style of game and the review will be lower.


it's why reviews are very subjective and it's pointless to argue with them as they are basically just an opinion of the person who wrote it. basically unless you trust the person making the review (I mean the actual person not the site) you may as well just walk up to a random person and ask them how they would score the game, what they like or don't like might not be the way you think.

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2 Weeks ago
Star Wars director J.J. Abrams is going to start making gamesStar Wars director J.J. Abrams is going to start making games
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So lots of lense flare and a plot that is fairly random? Works for most of the big studios these days.
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2 Weeks ago
Asus announces the ROG Phone - a Nintendo Switch but without all the gamesAsus announces the ROG Phone - a Nintendo Switch but without all the games
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OnePlus managed it with the OP and OP2, I believe the nVidea Shield Portable was also a flagship Snapdragon for ~£300. With a release retail at £280 (presumably without the add-ons), I doubt they can hike it up any further than £400-450 RRP with the cooling-controller. As you say, there's going to be a lot of budget cutting with this phone, wouldn't want to bet on customer support either if something went wrong with the phone.

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the Nvidia Shield is cheaper as it is closer to a tablet and they are always cheaper, they can generally use larger parts and strip back a lot of the radio transmitters, phones are always more expensive due to the extra equipment required to make it a phone and the extra engineering to make all the parts precision fit and small enough to wrap around all the other bits. the same is true of batteries, generally phone batteries are manufactured to much stricter tolerances to fit the dimensions of the smaller device.


so the shield is fairly out of the comparison, as it's more comparable to a £300-£400 tablet.


as for OnePlus as I said the "cheap" manufacturers, but if you look at the OnePlus 6 the base model is about £470, for that you get the Snapdragon 845, but on the screen you get a measly 1080 screen at 402 PPI, while looking at the Pixel XL (a nearing 2 year old phone) it has a 1440 screen at 534PPI. this is how these phones get their prices down they cut corners where they think people won't look.


but still it's a basic phone at £470, even using the same lower quality parts of the OP6 the extra engineering to get proprietary cooler and other bragging points in, they are either cutting corners or or the price is going to be high.

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Asus announces the ROG Phone - a Nintendo Switch but without all the gamesAsus announces the ROG Phone - a Nintendo Switch but without all the games
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If they market at the price of the switch they will be making massive losses on the phone, the 845 is in all of this year's flag ship phones that sell well over twice the price of the switch, even the budget phones running the mid range Snapdragon chips and lower graphics chips come in at a lot more than the switch price.


So if they did market this as a £300 phone they would blow even the cheap Chinese phone makers out of the water, this you are most likely talking at least a £700-£800 phone before extras. Either that or they took cheap options for everything outside the CPU.

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OnePlus managed it with the OP and OP2, I believe the nVidea Shield Portable was also a flagship Snapdragon for ~£300. With a release retail at £280 (presumably without the add-ons), I doubt they can hike it up any further than £400-450 RRP with the cooling-controller. As you say, there's going to be a lot of budget cutting with this phone, wouldn't want to bet on customer support either if something went wrong with the phone.

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Jacob Ridley responded to Belimawr's comment in
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Asus announces the ROG Phone - a Nintendo Switch but without all the gamesAsus announces the ROG Phone - a Nintendo Switch but without all the games
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First gaming phone? Did you forget the N-Gage? As that was Nokia back in 2003.Reply
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Very true. How could anyone forget the N-Gage?

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Sunset Overdrive could be coming to PCSunset Overdrive could be coming to PC
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I hope it does, it's about the only game made me consider getting an X1.Reply
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Actually came here to post this, only game that made me consider an Xbone.

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3 Months ago
PC hardware sales are up 51% as UK gaming revenue hits £5bnPC hardware sales are up 51% as UK gaming revenue hits £5bn
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The growth in PC hardware sales is down to VR? Not the crypto miners buying graphics cards by the pallet?

The only thing VR can push is profit numbers as it is massively over priced when compared to other screen based devices, honestly a device using phone parts with most of the expensive radio and processing chips removed and mid range screen tech, shouldn't cost more than a moderately high end tablet.
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3 Months ago
Defiance is getting its "next chapter" in Defiance 2050, a new free-to-play shooterDefiance is getting its "next chapter" in Defiance 2050, a new free-to-play shooter
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The game had those. They had some mechanics but in the end it often comes down to everybody shoot down the bosses health bar and you can do that only so much before you get bored out of your mind.

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Yep that was my problem, also if you wanted rank rewards there was no choice in weapon as there was only a machine gun type thing that could put out the damage.


Also the story got a bit repetitive and as you said chasing events got old fast as they were just more repetition once you saw them you knew how to kill them, to the point a team of 3 or 4 could easily take one.

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4 Months ago
Why are games so bad at sex? We ask an expertWhy are games so bad at sex? We ask an expert
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stuff like this is always the same with "older" people. you only need to look at what most adults in their 50's and 60's think is unreasonable behaviour and a problem with society, but go back to when they were that age and they will of generally done worse, but back in their time you just got a smack round the ear from a copper and told to sod off.


this is the biggest problem with society they look on the past with blinkers and ignore the fact that what happened back in the even the 80's wouldn't be allowed today. or an even closer example Friends a much loved comedy goes up on Netflix and people are slating it for fat shaming and other stuff, honestly when did people get so sensitive? this is why I would actually go the other way, with how sensitive people are getting now, you actually have a greater chance of offending people and a company getting slated or protested again, so if anything I would say the louder group is actually way more prudish than the old generations.


most only act as if they understand because it has became cool to stick up for minority groups and that is why nearly every day on news sites there is some random person pointing out something is offensive that pretty much no one else in the world would notice. like the complaint lego is sexist because sets in blue boxes are superheroes and city building, while sets in pink boxes are stuff like salons and such, we ignore the fact that no where does it say boy or girl on either box, now isn't the person complaining being the one causing the problem as they are using blue means boy and pink means girl.


so yeah that's my rant over, but I would honestly say sex in games now would offend more than it would of 15-20 years ago.

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Welcome to the generation of outrage where any sensitive topic will spark a wildfire and the past is forgotten.

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4 Months ago
Cities: Skylines - Green Cities does an excellent job of spreading the vegan causeCities: Skylines - Green Cities does an excellent job of spreading the vegan cause
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but it's true, the majority of livestock animals are grown purely for food, take away the ability to sell the meat why would people keep them? you honestly think someone will have a field of "pet" cows?

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Around the world forests get burned down, which threatens the existence of the entire biosphere, for the sake of livestock farming.


Arguing that farming for cows and chickens is the moral thing to do for species and the Biosphere is disingenuous and it gives the impression that you haven't actually thought over your proposition.

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