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  • 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 -8
  • 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.
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  • 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.
    Reply +33
  • 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, 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!
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  • 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.
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  • 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
  • NieR: Automata now has a western release date

  • Alestes 04/12/2016

    I just put a pre-order on the Square Enix store for the Nier: Automata Black Box Edition. It will be the most expensive game I ever bought, so it better be worth it.

    The stupid expensive shipping they have from UK to Sweden doesn't help either.
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  • Yakuza's PS4 remake is coming to the west

  • Alestes 03/12/2016

    @Timmy_Toldrum I guess Yakuza 0 which is released next month is a good start. And then Yakuza Kiwami which this article mention. After that it gets a bit more fuzzy, if you want to spend time playing a PS2 or not, PS3 games or not, or just keep going with the PS4. Reply +2
  • Alestes 03/12/2016

    Wonderful news, really look forward to this. And I hope they make a Yakuza 2 remake at some point too. Reply +19
  • Parappa the Rapper is being remastered for PS4

  • Alestes 03/12/2016

    I like these news, but I would have been happier they made the PS4 able to play PS1 and PSP games from the PS Store, so we could play the originals (and all the other excellent PS1 and PSP games that don't get remastered). Reply +8
  • PlayStation Experience 2016 live report

  • Alestes 03/12/2016

    Pretty damn sure it's not gonna happen, but it would be awesome if they announced PS4 support for PS1 Classics. So it can run PS1 games from the PS Store just like the PSP, PS3, Vita and PSTV can. Reply 0
  • How I learned to stop worrying and love Dishonored 2

  • Alestes 23/11/2016

    I love the two Dishonored games. In the 4 years Dishonored been out I've played thru it 10 times, and I suspect I've done the same with Dishonored 2 in 4 years from now. Reply +6
  • Lego City Undercover is getting a Nintendo Switch port

  • Alestes 22/11/2016

    @smallblueslime I don't mind it all, infact, if there was a Switch port of Bayonetta 2 I would be very pleased. Reply +1
  • Watch Dogs 2 launch sales nowhere near Watch Dogs 1

  • Alestes 21/11/2016

    @smallblueslime That's my main peeve with the game too. Will probably wait a long time until I buy the game, like a 5 sale in 3 years from now or something. Reply +1
  • Nintendo Classic Mini is selling on eBay for an average of 185

  • Alestes 18/11/2016

    Kinda crazy. I want one, but I sure won't pay that much for it. But then again, maybe I would have if it included more 2-player games like Ice Hockey, Pro Wrestling and Wrecking Crew just to mention some. Reply 0
  • Persona 5 delayed until April

  • Alestes 17/11/2016

    @Alex_Star I know at least two people who look forward to Persona 5 but have no PS4, but they both have a PS3. Reply +3
  • Dishonored 2 launch sales down 38% on Dishonored

  • Alestes 14/11/2016

    Bummer, it's a really excellent game, and I enjoyed every bit of it. I got the game on Friday and pretty much spent the weekend just sleeping and playing Dishonored 2, and by midnight to Monday I finished it. Needless to say, I'm going back to it again. Soon. Reply 0
  • Dishonored is a game that improves with every play

  • Alestes 06/11/2016

    Love this game, I've played thru the game 10 times. Reply +2
  • Face-Off: Skyrim Special Edition

  • Alestes 05/11/2016

    I find this piece a bit interesting.
    The lack of a 60fps update is disappointing for a remaster, but at the same time it's understandable why performance is limited to 30fps instead. The Creation engine comes with a lot of legacy baggage dating back to the likes of Fallout 3 and Oblivion
    It makes it sound like it's the Creation Engine's fault the game is not running at 60fps on the PS4 or XB1.

    So, what I'm wondering now is, can anyone name any open-world game from the previous console generation that was later released for the PS4 too, which is running at 60fps? Both GTA5 and Sleeping Dogs: Definite Edition target 30fps, and not 60fps, despite they aren't using Creation Engine. And why anyone would be disappointed (and above all surprised) that a open-world game isn't running at 60fps on the current consoles?
    Reply +3
  • Blizzard recreating Diablo 1 in Diablo 3, reveals premium Necromancer class

  • Alestes 04/11/2016

    Neat, Diablo 1 is still the only one I've played. But I bought Diablo III for the PS4 a while ago, so I guess I should wait a bit longer until I play it. Reply 0
  • The Wii U a failure? Far from it

  • Alestes 04/11/2016

    I bought a Wii U about a year ago pretty much just for 4 exclusive games, and one of those haven't even been released yet, nor is it an exclusive any longer.

    So the 3 games are.

    Bayonetta 2 was lots of fun, really great game.
    LEGO City Undercover was lots fun, really great game, and also the best LEGO game IMO.
    Xenoblade Chronicles X was for me a huge disappointment. Lousy soundtrack, uninteresting story and boring characters. After the amazing experience of the original Xenoblade Chronicles on the Wii, I expected this to be so much better.
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  • Dragon Quest 8 3DS remake out January 2017

  • Alestes 03/11/2016

    Nice news, I started to play DQ7 on the 3DS just a week ago, hopefully I will be able to finish it before DQ8 is released.

    That said, it would be nice if Square-Enix also released the original PS2 game on the European PS Store.
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  • Deadly Premonition director Swery65 has the most amazing tattoo

  • Alestes 28/10/2016

    Still waiting for the second season of D4 :(

    Wouldn't mind a PS4 port of Deadly Premonition either.
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  • Before the Switch: Here's the full line-up of what's left for Wii U and 3DS

  • Alestes 26/10/2016

    Games I look forward to.

    Wii U

    Dragon Quest VIII
    The Alliance Alive

    So yeah, not that many. I don't really have that good grasp of the 3DS market though, maybe more games pop up that catch my interest.
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