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  • Dragon's Dogma re-release coming to PS4, Xbox One

  • Alestes 23/05/2017

    Never played it on the PS3, will buy it for the PS4. Reply 0
  • PS2 adventure Star Ocean: Till the End of Time coming to PS4 next week

  • Alestes 18/05/2017

    @CalamityJames Yeah, fortunately though, unlike PS1 games, it didn't take that long for a number of PS2 games to get a 50/60Hz option in them in their European releases. Like Suikoden IV which was recently released on the PS Store for the PS3, and not PS4 strangely enough. Don't remember if SO3 had it or not.

    Anyway, this is nice news, but there are other Square-Enix PS2 games I would rather see on the PS4, like Musashi: Samurai Legend, Dragon Quest 8 and Valkyrie Profile 2. Besides, I always felt like SO3 was a bit of a disappointment after the greatness of SO2.

    And of course, I'm still waiting for the PS4 to be able to run digital PS1 games like the PSP, PS3, Vita and PSTV can.
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  • In Theory: Could Sony release PlayStation 5 in 2018?

  • Alestes 13/05/2017

    @-Gemini44- Not me. If a PS5 in 2018 did happen, it would still use the current process technology, which means it would be a very large power hungry beast, which in turns means it would need a lot of cooling and make plenty of noise.

    Pretty much like how my fat PS3 used to be before it went YLOD, it felt like it made almost as much noise as a vacuum cleaner. I will never again buy a console that makes me suffer thru that again, and I love the fact I can't hear my PS4 slim at all (except the brief moments a game disc is spinning inside it).

    I waited for a PS4 slim, I will wait for a PS5 slim too.
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  • From RIGS to Röki, a point-and-click adventure

  • Alestes 02/05/2017

    Looks great, I'm interested in getting more information about the game closer to the release :-) Reply 0
  • Prey's first hour tested on PS4 and Xbox One

  • Alestes 01/05/2017

    @Dislecksier Hehe, never played that one myself.

    Other demos I've played lots are the PC Jedi Outcast demo which was a level not included in the main game, replayed that level like crazy, and the PC demo for the original Deus Ex which was huge as you played until you blow up the NSF generator in Hell's Kitchen. So it's been a while since a demo grabbed me like this.

    Now SEGA only have to release a Psycho Fox demo too.
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  • Alestes 01/05/2017

    I'm highly impressed by Prey and have played thru the PS4 demo thoroughly 4 times trying different things and stuff, taking about 3-4 hours each time. Don't really get the negative comments here at all, except for the sound/music issue as I lowered the music volume to 20, and can't wait for the full release. Reply +5
  • Puyo Puyo Tetris review

  • Alestes 29/04/2017

    @Sunjammer That sucks. And is rather surprising, I thought all PS4 games were released digitally too. But thanks for the answer :-) Reply 0
  • Alestes 27/04/2017

    Trying to find it on the PS Store, but it's not there? How come? Reply +1
  • Swery's new game will be "perverted, violent and crazy"

  • Alestes 25/04/2017

    I enjoyed Deadly Premonition and D4 quite a lot, shame we will never have any new D4 chapters, and I look forward to see what he's working on at the moment :cool: Reply +2
  • Julian Gollop launches $500,000 crowdfunder for X-COM spiritual successor

  • Alestes 25/04/2017

    Well, I'm hyped :-P Reply +6
  • Sources: Nintendo to launch SNES mini this year

  • Alestes 19/04/2017

    Awesome, I hope it will include a lot of Square games like Chrono Trigger, Final Fantasy IV, V and VI, and Secret of Mana.

    And many more of course, the SNES have one hell of a library.
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  • Wonder Boy: The Dragon's Trap review

  • Alestes 18/04/2017

    The best game of the 80s just got even better :cool: Reply +2
  • Nintendo Switch to host an arcade full of Namco classics

  • Alestes 18/04/2017

    I got a bunch of Namco classics collections for various platforms but they always been missing Rolling Thunder 2 (and usually the first game too), and I would love to replay those again.

    So I guess this means I will buy Pac-Man, Dig Dug and Galaga yet again, for the Nth time.

    Also, I hope this also include Pole Position, the very first game I played on the arcade, so it's a bit special to me.
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  • Nier: Automata DLC adds Square Enix and Platinum Games presidents as bosses

  • Alestes 18/04/2017

    Not a DLC for me then.

    NieR: Automata is not a bad game, I enjoyed it, but I was disappointed in it. Simply because there are so many things I think the first NieR did better. The story, the characters, the locations and so on. The only thing I feel is better in NieR: Automata is pretty much just the combat system.

    I hope the first NieR is ported to PC and PS4 at some point. I mean, it is the best game of the previous console generation.
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  • Microsoft is adding self-service refunds for digital Xbox/Win10 games

  • Alestes 15/04/2017

    The PS2 classic Suikoden IV was released on European Playstation Store earlier this week, for the PS3. Suikoden is my favourite JRPG series so I bought it right away, since it's nice to be able to play the game with a wireless controller, HDMI and the stuff the regular PS2 doesn't do.

    Except I'm not able to play it. It won't even launch, the very first thing I see is an error message. "An error occured during the start operation (80029519)".

    Sure would have been nice if Sony supported refunds too.
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  • Alestes 12/04/2017

    Very nice, now only Sony have to follow too. Reply +6
  • Bayonetta now available on Steam

  • Alestes 12/04/2017

    Yeah, I'm buying this. So what if I already bought it for the 360 and Wii U? And if it's ported to PS4 and Switch I will buy it there too.

    It really is the best game in it's genre :)
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  • Ryzen 7 1700 and 1700X review: better than the 1800X?

  • Alestes 26/03/2017

    @NullDev CPU gaming benchmarks always had huge overkill GPUs in them, since they want the GPU performance to have as little impact as possible. Heck, for a long time it was common to run CPU gaming benchmarks in 640x480. Reply +5
  • Castlevania: Symphony of the Night turns 20 today

  • Alestes 21/03/2017

    I love this game, it's probably the game I've played thru the second most times. The game I've played thru the most times is probably the first Streets of Rage, originally released for the Mega Drive.

    Have both games on the PS3, but neither on the PS4. It's rather stupid that the PS4 still can't run PS1 games :-(
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  • The original Xbox turns 15 in Europe

  • Alestes 14/03/2017

    Also, was it really just priced £300? Wasn't it like £500 for a few months here in Europe first, and then they dropped the price big time because of the very poor sales? Reply -9
  • Alestes 14/03/2017

    My favourite Xbox exclusive is Panzer Dragoon Orta, wish SEGA released it for PC/PS4/XB1 too.

    The Fallen Ground is probably my favourite song of all time, game or not. I absolutely love it, and listened to it so many many times over the years.
    Reply +9
  • Crytek Black Sea now a part of Total War developer Creative Assembly

  • Alestes 07/03/2017

    I wonder if Creative Assembly Sofia will have a longer life than the dead Creative Assembly Australia? Reply 0
  • Nier: Automata review

  • Alestes 07/03/2017

    I hope they port the original NieR to PS4 and PC too. Reply +3
  • Nintendo Switch review

  • Alestes 01/03/2017

    In many ways, Nintendo Switch is what the Wii U should have been, and even reprises some of the best games in its catalogue.
    I hope Bayonetta 1&2 will too some day.
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  • PlayStation Now is discontinuing service on PS3, Vita and PlayStation TV

  • Alestes 18/02/2017

    @Solegor Porting and emulating are two very different beasts. That a ported TLOU runs well on the PS4 doesn't mean a thing as far as emulation is concerned, at all.

    Do you consider the Vita powerful enough to run a PS2 emulator at full speed too because the PS2 game Persona 4 was ported to it and runs at a higher resolution than the PS2 original?

    Or what about Rise of the Tomb Raider? It was released for the XB1 in late 2015, and then ported to the PS4 in late 2016. You think the PS4 can emulate the XB1 at full speed?

    Seriously, bringing porting into a discussion about emulation just shows that, well, you should do some more research about emulation and what it actually means.

    I do agree with you on the PS1 emulation though, that you can't run the PS1 games you bought from the PS Store on the PS4 is a very lame move by Sony. And something I've been rather vocal against here on the Eurogamer comments, the EU PS Blog and other places.
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  • Alestes 15/02/2017

    @Solegor To emulate the Cell SPEs at full speed on a PS4 require a miracle. Because of the SPEs, the Cell CPU found in the PS3 achieves a theoretical maximum of 230.4 GFLOPS in single precision floating point operations. For the PS4 CPU it's 102.4 GFLOPS. How can the weaker hardware emulate faster hardware at a proper speed?

    In general, the hardware that the emulator runs on needs to be about 10 times faster than the hardware it tries to emulate, and that's clearly not the case here. The PS4 can't do it, and neither can the PS4 Pro. Heck, I think it's safe to already say that the PS5 won't be able to do it either.
    Reply +5
  • Alestes 15/02/2017

    I didn't even know that PS Now was available on other platforms than PS4 and PC.

    I'm rather surprised it was available for the PS3 too, why stream PS3 games to the PS3 when you can play them locally?

    Not that any of this matters to me, PS Now never been available here in Sweden.
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  • Origin Access adds Furi, The Saboteur, and Aragami

  • Alestes 17/02/2017

    Got both Furi and Aragami for the PS4, both are quite fun. Well, Furi made me rage-quit a few times, but oh well :p

    As for The Saboteur, it's great. And actually the only game I've bought from the Origin Store, for about £2 during a sale a couple of years ago. All the other games I have there are from registering retail copies or free games (like Mass Effect 2 is now).
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  • The new Konami is doing very well indeed

  • Alestes 15/02/2017

    Really wish Konami released the PS2 games Suikoden III, IV, V and Tactics on the PS Store for the PS4.

    And that Sony made the PS4 able to run PS1 games from the PS Store so I could play Suikoden and Suikoden II on it.
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  • Broken dragons: In praise of Morrowind, a game about game design

  • Alestes 07/02/2017

    @Rexter2k Creation Engine isn't a rebranded Gamebryo. Gamebryo deal with graphics and rendering and that's it, while Creation Engine is name for everything Bethesda put together, it include Havok physics, their own renderer, their own AI stuff, their own plug-in system and so on and on. There's a lot more in Creation Engine than just Gamebryo.

    And interestingly enough, while Oblivion and Fallout 3 are mentioned on Gamebryo.com, Skyrim and Fallout 4 are not.

    Also, there been a lot of improvements to Gamebryo over the years. Calling the latest Gamebryo old is like calling Unreal 4 Engine old, cause hey, the original Unreal engine was released in 1998!

    And I believe even the latest Call of Duty still use their heavily modified Quake III engine, which in turn had some Quake code in it, from 1996. It doesn't look like a game from 1996 though.
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  • Alestes 07/02/2017

    15 years old, and yet, somehow, it still got the most gorgeous night sky in a game. Reply +4
  • Nintendo Classic Mini NES review

  • Alestes 06/02/2017

    I really wish this NES Mini included more 2-player games. Something that would have been easy to do, Nintendo had a lot more 2-player games on their own, like their Ice Hockey, Pro Wrestling and Wrecking Crew just to mention something, so it wouldn't have cost them a thing. Reply 0
  • Morrowind expansion revealed for The Elder Scrolls Online

  • Alestes 01/02/2017

    @Spiders The usual gap? It would have been impossible to see a new game last November. Bethesda Game Studios finished Fallout 4 back in late 2015, which took them 4 years after they finished Skyrim in late 2011. You think they could suddenly make a new game in just a year?

    Spring 2002 - Morrowind
    Early 2006 - Oblivion
    Late 2008 - Fallout 3
    Late 2011 - Skyrim
    Late 2015 - Fallout 4
    Late 2018 or 2019? - Whatever they are working on now.
    Reply +3
  • Mobius Final Fantasy comes to PC with a Final Fantasy 7 Remake crossover

  • Alestes 26/01/2017

    How wonderful :rolleyes: Reply +1
  • Yakuza 0 review

  • Alestes 24/01/2017

    Just bought the game from the PS Store!

    It's kind of crazy, I mean, last year there was only one single game I really looked forward to, Dishonored 2, and now it's only the first month of 2017 and there already been two games I really look forward to, Gravity Rush 2 and Yakuza 0.

    And then there's NieR: Automata, The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, Persona 5 and so on coming soon too. Gonna be one hell of a year!
    Reply +5
  • Google Pixel review

  • Alestes 21/01/2017

    I'm still using my 6-year old Nokia N9, and I'm still content with it. While I was interested in the evolution of phones back in the 00s, I don't really see the point anymore. Back then so much stuff happened, camera was added, mp3 player was added, GPS was added and so on.

    But what's been added in the past 5 years? Fingerprint scanner? That's kind of it, no? Hardly worth buying a new phone for, especially not since I'm pretty much just use it for texts and music anyway. Also, by having an old phone and not keeping up with the added monthly subscription for a new phone, I only pay about £2 a month, which is nice.
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  • Zelda: Breath of the Wild's Switch and Wii U differences outlined

  • Alestes 18/01/2017

    I don't really understand this complaint about Zelda "only" running at 30fps. It's very rare that open-world games run at 60fps on consoles. Even PS4 ports of PS3 games like Sleeping Dogs, GTA5 and Skyrim run at 30fps.

    Nor do I really understand the complaint about the Switch being weak, it's by far the most powerful portable gaming machine and beat the hell out of both New 3DS and the PS Vita. Sure, you can connect it to the TV, but you could do that with the TV-adapter to Game Boy Advance too. And no one complained about it being weak compared the Xbox or PS2, instead people thought it was neat.

    In any case, I'm getting the Wii U version. I guess I eventually get the Switch version too, whenever I buy a Switch. But that will probably not happen anytime soon, not this year in any case. I always wait until there's a good game library available, heck, didn't buy my PS4 until a few months ago.
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  • Tech Analysis: Gravity Rush 2

  • Alestes 17/01/2017

    Looking forward to play this so much, first game I've pre-ordered in years actually. 6 more hours to go :) Reply +2
  • Nintendo: Switch launch day "not be-all and end-all"

  • Alestes 17/01/2017

    I hope Nintendo and Platinum team up again. Would love to see Bayonetta 1&2 released for the Switch too. Reply 0
  • Nintendo confirms Switch launch lineup of games

  • Alestes 13/01/2017

    Shame Bayonetta 2 isn't there. I would love to see Bayonetta 1&2 for the Switch, and then let the Wii U just stay at my parents place for all their Wii U Sports needs and I will never wish it was here at home to play Bayonetta 2. Reply 0
  • Nintendo Switch reveal live report

  • Alestes 13/01/2017

    I sure hope they port Bayonetta 1&2 to Switch :p Reply 0
  • Sony closes Rigs studio Guerrilla Cambridge

  • Alestes 12/01/2017

    Shame, I hope they all find jobs quickly elsewhere.

    Primal for the PS2 is the only SCE Cambridge game I've played, and I enjoyed it immensely.
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  • Dragon Quest 8: Journey of the Cursed King 3DS review

  • Alestes 10/01/2017

    Are there any differences in the game when comparing a 3DS vs New 3DS? Better performance, anything? Reply +3
  • NES Mini hacked, extra games added via USB

  • Alestes 09/01/2017

    That's cool. I really wish the NES mini had more 2-player games in it, like Ice Hockey and Wrecking Crew just to mention something. Reply +2
  • Watch: Here are 73 games coming out in 2017, unless they get delayed of course

  • Alestes 08/01/2017

    Good video. Although there are a few games I look forward to that aren't in there, like Yakuza 0 and Monster Boy and The Cursed Kingdom, which are both released very soon.

    Yakuza 0 will be here on the 24th, and while I don't know the release date for Monster Boy, there was some talk about a January release back in August, but maybe it's been delayed further since they haven't announced any exact date.
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  • Planet Coaster dev Frontier sues RollerCoaster Tycoon World maker Atari

  • Alestes 03/01/2017

    What exactly happened to Atari AKA Infogrames?

    I mean, they used to release great stuff, I have very fond memories of some games Infogrames developed and/or published from the late 80s and all 90s, like North & South, Alone in the Dark and Outcast just to mention a few. And they continued to publish enjoyable games in the 00s too, like Neverwinter Nights, Fahrenheit, Boiling Point and the first Witcher.

    But since then there been nothing, their financial status just got worse and worse and they sold their publishing operation to Bandai Namco and selling/closing down their studios and IPs like crazy just to stay afloat. So what exactly caused this financial disaster after, at least in my eyes, being a rather respectable publisher?
    Reply +2
  • Acclaimed historical drama 1979 Revolution is now on Android

  • Alestes 16/12/2016

    I rather enjoyed this game, felt like a nice gaming documentary, although I have zero knowledge about how accurate it was. Wouldn't mind more games like it about other historical events. Reply +8
  • Lost Odyssey is free this month on Xbox Live

  • Alestes 14/12/2016

    Whoa, this is a pleasant surprise. One of the very best JRPGs released in the past decade, possibly even the best. Worth a try even if you're not a fan of the genre. Reply +16
  • Steam, uPlay currently wrong: For Honor campaign requires internet

  • Alestes 13/12/2016

    This is such a poor move from Ubisoft.

    Not because people might have poor internet, I doubt many do these days (in Europe at least).

    But because you rely on someone else to play the singleplayer part you bought, their server need to be up and running at all times. Which we all know, is not the case. And what if the game sell badly? Then the servers are likely to be shut down sooner rather than later, and then you're left with a game you can no longer play.

    I rather spend my money on futureproof games, games that do not rely on DRM servers, than gambling on games like this.
    Reply +9
  • Oni 2 was once in development, here's what it looked like

  • Alestes 07/12/2016

    This is sad, the original Oni is my favourite Bungie game and I would love to see a sequel. Reply +1