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  1. I remember watching a video about the Last Of Us remaster for PS4. As a first stab they managed to get the thing up and running on the PS4 with minimal code changes, and saw that it was running like an absolute dog, with lots of CPU stalling. They had to completely re-work the thread scheduling and memory management to get the game running well and making good use of the PS4's capabilities. That kind of work to make one game run decently on new hardware makes it stark for me how insanely efficient emulators have to be. They aren't even changing the code to run natively on a new platform - the game's code is behaving exactly as if it's running on a previous machine. The middle layer of software that's doing the emulating must be very cleverly designed and probably has to be optimised at a machine code level to achieve the results it does.
  2. The story so far, spoilered for length: 20. Ant-Man & The Wasp: This one is very similar to Guardians of the Galaxy 2 - on paper it ticks all the boxes from the first film, but in actuality just isn't as good as the original. That said, it certainly has its charms, and it does an excellent job of making Hope van Dyne a very capable and formidable character without sacrificing any of her humanity. The stuff about Janet van Dyne possessing Scott was pretty off-puttingly daft, and Luis isn't as endearing a character as in the first film. There is absolutely no reason why Walton Goggins character couldn't have been a reappearance of Justin Hammer. The end scene credit is an excellent lead into Endgame, and is possibly the only part of this film that needs to be seen. 6/10
  3. Do we think there's much chance of true back-compat (loading from disc) with ps1, PS2 and ps3 as well as PS4? The idea of having a magical psEverything box would ensure a day 1 purchase for me. Having compatibility with PS4 VR is a very smart move indeed. It'll no doubt have the VR breakout box integrated, so you just connect the actual headset to the console. Using the old headset or a new PSVR5 headset regardless for all the same games will ensure a lot more VR uptake. Can't see how the current headset would really limit what could be done with new PS5 vr games going forward. Screen resolution shouldn't be a deal-breaker.
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    Avengers: Endgame (April 2019)

    One week and counting until the midnight showing! I am OUT OF MY MIND with excitement
  5. That was one of the best comic runs I've ever read. That would be a fantastic TV show.
  6. The story so far, spoilered for length: 18. Black Panther: The real star of this film is the land of Wakanda. A wonderful job has been done here to flesh out and make real a jaw-dropping nation and culture, cribbed from bits and pieces of the various nations of southern Africa. My fiancee was thrilled to see the characters speaking Xhosa - apparently, everyone apart from the guy playing King T'Chaka absolutely massacres the accent. The antagonist - one that has a truly defensible viewpoint, and genuinely thinks that he's doing what's right - is played with genuine ferocity, and carries multiple fascinating subtexts in both his views and actions. He is absolutely dwarfed by Danai Gurira though - she very adeptly plays a truly fierce and determined woman. A huge highlight is the casino scene, which threatens to out-Bond Bond. Unfortunately the ending set-piece quickly descends into Marvel-by-numbers action, which doesn't manage to match the style and confidence of the first half of the film, and has sub-par CG work that isn't nearly as good as the stuff in the first Iron Man. Given the outpouring of love and undeniable cultural impact of this film, T'Challa will definitely be a central part of the MCU going forward. 8/10
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    PlayStation 4 Console Thread

    Hope my desired username [BØNER_KREW]Pü$$yMägnâtë69[BØNER_KREW] is free.
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    The first one is still the best one

    Jet Set Willy
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    The first one is still the best one

    This is going to be super unpopular, but I totally rate the first Streets of Rage over its sequels.
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    Avengers: Endgame (April 2019)

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    Avengers: Endgame (April 2019)

    There's talk that Hercules might be the MCU's first openly gay leading role. If that happens the reaction from the bigoted wee fanboys will make for fantastic entertainment. There won't be enough popcorn.gif in the world.
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    Avengers: Endgame (April 2019)

    Ok things are just getting spoilery at this stage. I'm tapping out of any new videos from now on.
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    Avengers: Endgame (April 2019)

    My mate's bailed on going to the midnight showing, and as a result I have a ticket going spare. Where's best to advertise it for sale?
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    Shazam! - Non-grimdark DC movie

    We truly live in a golden time for comic book nerds, when it can be said that the triple-A blockbuster Captain Marvel film that was released last month, isn't as good as the triple-A blockbuster Captain Marvel film that came out this month.
  15. They quite clearly were all having a blast with it. As proof, here's possibly the best marvel film advert ever.
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