@poornashankar

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A highly opinionated avid PC gamer, Poorna blindly panics with his friends in various multiplayer games, much to the detriment of his team. Constantly questioning industry practices and a passion for technological progress drive his love for the video game industry. He pulls no punches and tells it like he sees it. View
  • This isn’t the first time I’ve written about The Elder Scrolls Online. Just a few weeks back, I penned my thoughts on its latest Elsweyr expansion chapter (you can read our review here). In short, I loved it. But […]

  • I’m a 90s kid. I grew up on PS1, N64, Ocarina of Time, Goldeneye 007, Crash Bandicoot and so many other industry-defining classics. When it came to karting games, there were really only two choices: Mario Kart 6 […]

  • I’m a 90s kid. I grew up on PS1, N64, Ocarina of Time, Goldeneye 007, Crash Bandicoot and so many other industry-defining classics. When it came to karting games, there were really only two choices: Mario Kart 6 […]

  • I’m a 90s kid. I grew up on PS1, N64, Ocarina of Time, Goldeneye 007, Crash Bandicoot and so many other industry-defining classics. When it came to karting games, there were really only two choices: Mario Kart 6 […]

  • On Wednesday, June 19, EA’s VP of legal and government affairs, Kerry Hopkins, bravely took the stand in UK Parliament’s Digital, Culture, Media, and Sport Committee during an oral evidence session.

    She was unf […]

  • So just because your friends and some others may infer that PCs are more powerful doesn’t change the fact that Mike Ybarra was lying. It doesn’t change the fact that he saying in no uncertain terms that these resolutions and framerate have “never been possible before” is a falsehood. Your friends and others recognizing actual facts doesn’t change…[Read more]

  • Their services have never been stronger. Their momentum has never been greater. Their first party potential has never been grander.

    But they blew it.

    Microsoft squandered it. They wasted their chance for […]

    • When I agree with you it’s a sad sad day for me. It’s sad because I know the cynic inside me has wrestled control of at least 51% of my brain and pushed all the happiness into a corner. Unfortunately had have to agree with most of what you said here.

      I know there were more than 2 games mentioned that I was interested in, but without reviewing the highlights I can’t mention one. I also agree they wasted their chance by not showing gameplay of Cyberpunk 2077.

      So here I was, agreeing all the way through the article and then you mentioned Scarlett. I immediately thought you would catch how they talked about 120fps and 4k one after the other, making it appear that they could pull both off.

      But then you started the rant about how they lied since PCs have been doing 120fps already. Sorry to break it to you, but they didn’t lie. As you suggested, they can simply say they were talking about consoles. I had already inferred that, and I believe most people will. Even my most ignorant friends that think consoles are the greatest thing in the world know that PCs are more powerful. They never deny that my PC can push over 60fps or higher resolutions than their console. They will argue until their dying breath about how you can’t tell the difference, but not once has any of them thought PCs weren’t more powerful, and we are talking some pretty stupid people here.

      So thank you. Thank you for allowing the better half of my brain to wrestle control back from my cynical side in such short order.

      • So just because your friends and some others may infer that PCs are more powerful doesn’t change the fact that Mike Ybarra was lying. It doesn’t change the fact that he saying in no uncertain terms that these resolutions and framerate have “never been possible before” is a falsehood. Your friends and others recognizing actual facts doesn’t change the blatant falsehoods said by Mike Ybarra. What he said is objectively false. Nothing can change that.

    • No, I am saying that in the context of what they were talking about they were accurate. If you have forgotten, they were talking about the improvements the next gen hardware was going to bring over current consoles. In the realm of consoles those frame rates have not been seen. Could he have clarified his statement? Yes. Does that mean he was blatantly lying? No.

      Here, let me show you an example. In your article you state, “But, what did we find out that’s truly “omigawd mind blowing”? Nothing.” That is objectively false. You use the word we, meaning you are speaking for everyone who saw the showcase, yet I know that a couple of guys chatting in Discord pretty much crapped their pants when they saw the Phantasy Star Online 2 stuff. I may be wrong, but it was an OMG moment for them. Here are a couple of quotes from the Discord I was in: “omg i’m sold”, “OMG YAAAASSSSS” were both stated at one point or another. And I know that I had an OMG moment when Keanu came out on stage.

      So you have lied. You said there weren’t any OMG moments, yet there apparently were. I do understand, based on the context your statement was written, that isn’t what you meant. But in the black and white world in which you live in there is no room for misunderstanding. You, sir, are a liar.

  • I know E3 is just around the corner, but honestly, I view E3 as nothing more than a hype fest. So while it may seem obvious to write an E3 predictions article for this week, I can’t be bothered. And it’s all bec […]

  • Earlier today, AMD revealed their Ryzen 3000 line in addition to their Navi GPU at their Computex keynote. The latter has been heavily rumored and speculated upon for months, and although we did not receive […]

  • I’ll admit, I’m on a bit of a Cold War kick recently. I’ve been watching the terrifying Chernobyl on HBO, and criminally ignored 1983 on Netflix. So I was naturally intrigued by Irony Curtain: From Matry […]

  • Note: At the time of review, multiplayer servers were not available, so the following will be a review of the single player campaign only.

    Sniper Elite V2 originally released in 2012 on last gen consoles and […]

  • Reviewing VR games is tricky. This is my first VR review, and I realized I cannot approach it the same way I would approach a “traditional” game review. VR goes beyond traditional games in that it must phy […]

  • Stop me if you’ve heard this before. A game studio’s workers are forced to crunch for a year or more in order to deliver a game on time. Developers and workers of said studio are driven to mental breaking poi […]

  • By now, I’m sure at least some of us have read the PS5 article from WIRED. Personally, there wasn’t anything there that I wasn’t expecting. Keep in mind, a lot of the information presented was kept delib […]

  • Gather round, children, for this is a tale of one man spending quite a lot of money to fix an issue. It is a tale steeped in hilarity, perceived wealth, and one absolutely awful video game. It is a tale where you […]

  • By now, I’m sure many of us have read Jason Schreier’s exposé on Anthem’s deeply troubled development. Jason’s report details a complete lack of vision at the highest levels of BioWare which led to many at the c […]

  • I’m loving The Division 2. I generally don’t play these looter shooter GaaS because I just don’t like them. I don’t like their frustratingly slow drip feed of loot, their lack of content on Day One, and how the […]

  • Conceptually and in theory, a roadmap is a good thing. They allow developers to chart objectives and upcoming content to existing games, and provide consumers with some level of transparency and excitement for […]

  • I think a key difference here lies in the general mindset of Ubisoft and EA. EA is quick to shutdown studios when they deem their games as “failing to meet expectations.” Look at literally all the studios they’ve shuttered, including the cancellation of single-player DLC for ME Andromeda. Ubisoft, on the other hand, allow their studios to keep…[Read more]

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