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The Last Guardian chugs on non-Pro

Well, that didn’t take long, did it?  I was really worried this was going to happen and it did–albeit much sooner than I expected–but it does look as if The Last Guardian, the much anticipated spiritual successor to Shadow of the Colossus,  simply does run well on the original PS4, dipping as low as 10fps in some instances. Dipping below 25fps can be a frequent occurrence though according to Digital Foundry:

Although 30fps is nearly rock stable when using a PS4 Pro, that is only when playing in 1080p which isn’t an option in-game.  You’ll have to manually change your Ps4 Pro’s output resolution from the main menu…what a freaking hassle, but if you decide you want to actually use the PS4 Pro for what its entire reason for existing is, 4K gaming, than you’ll have to live with worse performance in some instances than the original PS4 running at 1080p.

Seriously.  I just want to reiterate how dumb this mid-life upgrade was.  How does a game that started development back on the PS3 not run at even 30fps on the “next-next” gen system?…

Spider-Tank!

While Watch_Dogs may have its faults and doesn’t  quite live up to its hype, it’s still a damn fun game.  One of the most fun parts about it are its quirky side-missions and the “Virtual Trip” games which are… just… ridiculous.  One of which, and my person favorite is the Spider-Tank.  Yeah, you read that right.  A giant Spider-shaped TANK that you destroy shit with.

I recorded a full playthrough with a maxed out ST.  ENJOY!


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Ridiculous Glitch-ch-ch-ching-ing

 I hate Flappy birds.  I’m not going to pretend I don’t.  The premise is fine but the use of copywritten  images annoys me on top of the developers misleading reasons for pulling it from the mobile markets, in which he tried to say his conscience got to him *cough cough bullshit cough cough*.  That aside, the gameplay I could see as addicting I just refused to support his version of it.  So when I came across Ridiculous Glitching by FirePunchd I was very intrigued.  First off… No, I’m not annoyed that this game uses pac-man.  For one, the developer isn’t getting $50K a day via ad revenue from STOLEN assets.  It’s a free game with NO-ADS.  Also, it plays out like satire against shittily programmed games full of ads, paywalls and other obstacles and it works brilliantly, with just enough variety to keep my attention, multiple game-modes, 4-player, etc.  It’s very clear that love was put into this and is constantly put into this given it’s been updated with new features and sounds multiple times.

On top of have a clever background for the game, it’s also gorgeous to look at and listen to.  Rich with vibrant, old-school color, imagery, fluid animation and mind-jarring glitching all over the place. Accompanying the seizure inducing visuals is a chip-tune theme song that easily gets stuck in your brain for hours.

Here is a little video I was lucky enough to be recording of me pulling 2nd Place, sorry for the low quality as I was literally testing the streaming without tweaking any settings.  I had JUST downloaded the capture program:


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