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  • As Star Citizen hits $55m, Chris Roberts insists all money goes back into development

  • Bananazniper 01/10/2014

    The ships do look amazing, thousands of times better than anything else out there. And I'm not just talking about how many polygons they have, but also the design of them. The M50 above has astonishing detail, you can walk right up to it and not see a blurry texture anywhere. The game is coming along nicely considering it's only been in full development for less than a year.

    Remember they started from scratch with only a few developers and they've expanded to new offices and grown the development team. So don't expect to see the PU until 2016, if we're lucky we might get a PU beta towards the end of next year.
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  • Sony confirms wheels that work with PS4 racer DriveClub

  • Bananazniper 01/10/2014

    That's a shame, the G27 and Logitech wheels in general must be the most popular wheels out there. I don't really like Thrustmaster wheels, they are behemoths that take up half your living room. Reply +13
  • Battlefield 4's most important patch rolls out today

  • Bananazniper 30/09/2014

    Still by far the best multiplayer game out there. There is nothing like it. This patch is like a complete gameplay overhaul and has some fantastic changes. Reply +21
  • Destiny bug reveals expansion DLC

  • Bananazniper 29/09/2014

    The difference with those games is that they actually had a fucking coherent well developed story in the main game. The DLC was extra story.
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  • Bananazniper 29/09/2014

    Well that's a first. A triple A game selling its story as DLC. Just when you thought gaming couldn't get any worse. Reply +158
  • Middle-Earth: Shadow of Mordor review

  • Bananazniper 26/09/2014

    You won't need 6gb of Vram to run in 1080p at extreme settings. That's just daft. 4k maybe. Reply +1
  • Nvidia GeForce GTX 980 review

  • Bananazniper 19/09/2014

    Yikes. I'll wait for 2016's offering when Star Citizen is out. I've got a 780 and that will be fine for a few years. Reply +25
  • Destiny thrills, but the big picture rings hollow

  • Bananazniper 10/09/2014

    I watched a stream of this yesterday and the voice acting is pathetic, and the script is even worse. Some of the things said are laugh out load cringe worthy. Reply +1
  • DayZ producer moves to calm concern about development

  • Bananazniper 10/09/2014

    I'm just interested to know how many developers they have working on it? The game must have made close to Star Citizen numbers in terms of money. Reply 0
  • Microsoft to buy Mojang for $2 billion - report

  • Bananazniper 10/09/2014

    For £2 bill they wouldn't be far off buying someone like Ubisoft. It has got to be bullshit.
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  • Bananazniper 10/09/2014

    $2 bill for a game already past its sell by date. How many studios and games could that £2 bill fund? Reply +55
  • Battlefield 4's Final Stand DLC maps are available now on PC

  • Bananazniper 09/09/2014

    Yes, I think the 2142 sequel will be called Battlefield: Battlefront. It's out next year.
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  • Where did all the strategy go?

  • Bananazniper 08/09/2014

    @ghostgate2001 FSX is being released on steam later in the year, and a new game based on the engine is being released next year, so you might get your wish. The company that makes Train Simulator bought it from Microsoft a few months ago and has big plans for the engine. Reply 0
  • Bananazniper 07/09/2014

    They could remake the original Ghost Recon with prettier graphics and I'd be all over it. They wouldn't have to touch a thing regarding the gameplay. Instead it seems like they remake games we were playing 18 months ago which is a bit of a shame as we have all these gems lying around from 10-15 years ago.
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  • Bananazniper 07/09/2014

    The original Ghost Recon was one of the first FPS's I played, and I played it to death. Tactical planning and movement around the big maps was more important than the actual shooting. I was hooked on that game. Then Ghost Recon 2 came along and that was that, it was a totally different game in a different genre. Reply +12
  • Project Cars is already a better racing game than Forza or Gran Turismo

  • Bananazniper 05/09/2014

    Hmmm might get this. For me nothing beats iRacing but it's multiplayer only. This might fill in that single player gap. Reply +2
  • The Sims 4 pirated copies include censoring "glitch"

  • Bananazniper 04/09/2014

    Looks like the Xbone version. Reply +53
  • Elder Scrolls Online dev confirms lay-offs

  • Bananazniper 04/09/2014

    775000 is still a huge number of players, each paying a monthly sub and having bought the game (who said the subscription model was dead?). It may not be WoW numbers but it still a very healthy number. I don't play it myself, mind. Reply 0
  • Oculus answers the big Rift questions

  • Bananazniper 03/09/2014

    This really needs 4k resolution for the image quality to be like your 1080p monitor from 4ft away. That might not come until consumer version 3 or 4, which could be 10 years out which will at least make the computer hardware cheaper to render at that resolution. At 1080p looking at a screen an inch from your face there are little bricks all over the place. Try it now, press your eyeballs up to your monitor to see it. Reply -2
  • Nintendo of Europe lays off 320 workers

  • Bananazniper 30/08/2014

    Nintendo's statement noted that this latest batch of 190 were only "temporary agency workers,"
    I'm sure these temporary workers still need to eat and pay the rent. Capitalism at its worst.
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  • Total War: Rome 2 Emperor Edition announced

  • Bananazniper 29/08/2014

    I'm actually hoping the next TW will be in the Victorian era. Imagine the tech tree would be amazing. You would go from sailing ships at the start to dreadnoughts near the end. And it could have railways as they experimented with railways in Fall of the Samurai.
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  • Bananazniper 29/08/2014

    The AI has received massive changes since launch. And about a month ago they released a AI siege overhaul that is actually very good. It's definitely a game worth buying as there is hundreds of hours of gameplay in it. I'm currently on an Egypt grand campaign and that alone I've put in 60+ hours and nowhere near finishing it.
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  • Bananazniper 29/08/2014

    Yes it is. It was a disaster at launch from the bugs to the gameplay, but it's now a very good game. I still prefer Empire but that is more to do with the time setting than anything wrong with Rome 2.
    Reply +5
  • You can't trade items with other players in Destiny

  • Bananazniper 26/08/2014

    for all of you who cannot understand that I suggest you take comprehensive grammar in your school of choice, not home school as that level of ignorance is already apparent when you post.
    This is Bungies' game either you buy into their fantasy or you don't
    I'll give you a tip, if you're going to criticise the grammar of other people I suggest you make sure yours is correct. That should read Bungie's game and not Bungies' game, unless there are multiple Bungies out there making it.
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  • Bananazniper 26/08/2014

    What were people expecting from this? Star Citizen on console? If you want to fly around the galaxy trading, flying your own ship, exploring and fps fighting on the ground than I suggest you get a PC. Reply -2
  • Amazon acquires Twitch for $970 million

  • Bananazniper 25/08/2014

    I thought the idea of capitalism was having free markets so companies can prosper and pay taxes to make society not only a better place, but to make society work full stop. The fact these mega companies take advantage and pay virtually no tax is not the idea of a society I had. Saying it's just capitalism isn't good enough, and is wrong.
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  • Bananazniper 25/08/2014

    They are not that great when they treat their workforce like cattle, and those cheap prices might have something to do with that, along with having an agreement with Luxembourg so they don't pay any tax. It's a case of the lesser of two evils, Google or Amazon? In the long run laws can be brought in to clamp down on Amazon, but Google?
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  • Bananazniper 25/08/2014

    Thank fuck it wasn't Google. It's a shame they sold it, especially to a rancid company like Amazon, but Google is trying to control the internet more than any government. Behind all their cool ideas and "it's the greatest company to work for" Google is just making sure they dominate the market so they can shove the highest paying advertisements in your face, all the time. Reply +16
  • Star Citizen races past $50m mark after selling new space ships

  • Bananazniper 18/08/2014

    @adscott Sit back and eat popcorn when this game never makes it out of production. Legions of butthurt morons complaining about the money they spent on theoretical ships. It will be glorious.
    Strange you should say theoretical ships, as I was flying one this morning in Arena Commander. I backed the game for £40 yesterday. That got me the full game when it releases, the 300i ship, access to Arena Commander, access to a future beta, digital manuals, digital starmap and a few other things I can't remember.

    Is that £40 gamble? I'm willing to lose £40 over three years if it doesn't go to plan, but I'm convinced we'll get a full game in 2016 so was happy to back it for £40. I would not pay $150 for a ship, but some people do and so what if that's what they want to spend their money on.
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  • Bananazniper 18/08/2014

    I wouldn't bother responding to him. He's clearly got it in his head he knows all about the game when clearly he hasn't got a clue what he's talking about. I think it's just fashionable to bash Star Citizen I guess.
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  • Bananazniper 18/08/2014

    Wow, a lot of drama queens in here who don't know what they are talking about. You do not have to buy internet spaceships if you do not want to, you get them all by just playing the game when it's released. People buy them now to fund the game and it's their choice, no one is forcing them. I think Star Citizen and Elite Dangerous both look fantastic and I hope both succeed. We waited years for a decent space sim, then two come along at once :) Reply +2
  • Bananazniper 18/08/2014

    That new shiny Constellation won't cost you a penny if you buy the game on release. All ships are available to everyone just by playing the game, is there any part of that you don't understand? All micro-transactions in the final game will be cosmetic only like paint jobs.

    The reason the ships cost money now is to fund development. You do not have to do that or buy anything, you can just wait for the game to release. Personally, I think the game looks fantastic and is coming along nicely now.
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  • Rise of the Tomb Raider is coming to both Xbox One and Xbox 360

  • Bananazniper 13/08/2014

    I've played every single Tomb Raider on PC from the very first game to the last reboot. So no, you're wrong.
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  • Bananazniper 13/08/2014

    It's not only Playstation owners, I've played every TR on PC and planned to get this on PC. But Microsoft just paid money so I can't now play it, after supporting the franchise. Don't you see what a shitty trick Microsoft have pulled off? Totally against a vast majority of gamers regardless of what system.
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  • Bananazniper 13/08/2014

    Not only have SE and Crystal Dynamics cut off 80% of sales they've also destroyed any good will for the franchise and themselves as a company. I'm sure they got a fat cheque to compensate for that 80%, but you can't compensate for shitting all over two thirds of your fans. Good luck trying to sell that new TR game later in the year on PS4 and PC. Reply +4
  • Rise of the Tomb Raider exclusive to Xbox One

  • Bananazniper 12/08/2014

    Good luck trying to sell Lara Croft and the Temple of Osiris later this year on PS4 and PC. You're going to need it. Reply +21
  • Bananazniper 12/08/2014

    Crystal Dynamics - This doesn't mean that we're walking away from our fans who only play on PlayStation or on PC. We have Lara Croft and the Temple of Osiris coming to those platforms this December, and Tomb Raider: The Definitive Edition is available on PS4.
    Erm, yes it does. What type of claptrap is this guy spewing out if he thinks people will fall for that.
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  • Bananazniper 12/08/2014

    Just lost 80% of sales. Hope it was worth it. Reply +139
  • Battlefield 4's next big update cleans up HUD, tweaks soldier movement

  • Bananazniper 09/08/2014

    I think the soldier movement will be a massive change. If I round a corner and see five enemies bearing down on me I like to run away (yeah ok). In BF4 it feels like I'm in one of those dreams were you are trying to run but are stuck in treacle and the bad guys are sprinting like Usain Bolt. Hopefully after the update I'll be able to flee for my life. Reply +1
  • Bananazniper 08/08/2014

    There's a lot of life left in the multiplayer. For a start arguably nothing compares to it at the moment. Titanfall came and went, probably Destiny too. BF4 will be heavily populated for at least another 12 months. And its population is increasing again for numerous reasons.
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  • Bananazniper 08/08/2014

    Another good change that isn't mentioned in the blog is grenade spam. RGO grenades take 7 seconds to restock from ammo bags, that is going up to 25 seconds and you only get one of them instead of two, plus their damage/area of effect is getting nerfed. A lot of the explosive grenades and under barrel launchers are having similar restocking tweaks. Reply +2
  • EA offers free 168-hour Battlefield 4 trial on Origin

  • Bananazniper 07/08/2014

    Take a look at it and see if it can be improved. A bit like this-

    As some of you may know, our team at DICE LA is working hard to finish the next game update for Battlefield 4, aiming at a release in September. Meanwhile, we’re continuing to utilize the Battlefield 4 Community Test Environment to gather feedback and make various improvements to the game.

    Core Gameplay Update

    The current CTE initiative revolves around making the core gameplay of Battlefield 4 even better. This initiative has been in full swing for a little over two months now, and we’ve made a lot tweaks and changes that we hope you have enjoyed. As we’re nearing the end of this initiative and the release of the next Battlefield 4 update, these are the major fixes that it will include.

    Game Mode Improvements
    General improvements and tweaks have been made to the following game modes: Rush, Obliteration, Obliteration Competitive, Capture the Flag and Carrier Assault.
    Visual Recoil
    Close and medium range optic reticules do not move with the gun any longer, however both bullet spread and bullet drop are still present.
    Soldier Movement
    Changes have been made to soldier movement so that it closely matches the one in Battlefield 3, but without compromising the visual fidelity. This change also makes it easier to get away from undesirable firefights.

    Additionally, we’ve dampened third person hit reactions where the soldier previously moved his head around a lot when getting shot at.

    HUD Triage
    Focusing on clarity, and de-cluttering the HUD/UI to only show what is important – we have added several options and functionality to make your screen much less cluttered (and give you a lot of choice in making it the way you want).
    Revive Mechanic Improvements
    A special effort went into making revives easier to use, more robust and easier to understand. Additions include a “fully charged” paddle sound, UI indication on revive time and better networked ragdolls.
    “Netcode” Improvements
    Making ping differences, trade kills and kills behind cover less of an issue by lowering the time allowed to damage on the client side.
    Automatic High Frequency Update setting enforced with the intent of release to all platforms, including Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3.
    Improvements to bullet damage times from client to client, “dusting” and de-syncs.
    Vehicle Balance
    Identifying and tweaking the top vehicles in need of buffs and nerfs.
    Weapon Balance
    We’ve focused on maintaining a consistent Time To Kill (how long an average engagement lasts for). With the changes to visual recoil, the third person hit reactions and improved “tickrates” has been sped up somewhat as we still need to balance this with damage and recoil changes.
    Suppression systems has also been re-tuned and made clearer.

    What’s next?

    The next initiative on the CTE will be called the Teamplay Initiative. Here we will focus on improving teamplay and the objective aspects of playing Battlefield. This will include everything from Commander, Squads, Field Upgrades and Game Mode improvements, features and bug fixes.
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  • Bananazniper 07/08/2014

    Really good promotion as the game is now excellent and getting better all the time, with a huge update coming in September that addresses a lot of the game's features. Reply +11
  • Wing Commander 3 is free right now on Origin

  • Bananazniper 05/08/2014

    You don't have to download it, you just have to add it to your library. I picked up Dead Space a while back but didn't download it, but it's still there. Reply +1
  • Battlefield Hardline misses its 2014 deadline

  • Bananazniper 23/07/2014

    Battlefield 5 hasn't been confirmed for next year, and I highly doubt it will. Dice are making Battlefront/ Mirror's Edge to be released next year, so they can't make it. And I don't think EA would farm off a stock Battlefield title to anyone but Dice. My guess is Battlefield 5 late 2016.
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  • Battlefield 4: Dragon's Teeth review

  • Bananazniper 18/07/2014

    looking at the trend, BF is getting even LESS destruction and vehicle with every new edition and DLC.
    I don't agree with that. China Rising, Second Assault and Naval Strike have huge amounts of vehicles. Dragon's Teeth was always marketed as infantry heavy, and that's exactly what it is.
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  • Bananazniper 18/07/2014

    Propaganda- It's the least impressive and innovative map in the selection thanks to its fairly basic geography, but still capable of playing host to great matches, and it maintains a strong sense of style.
    Each to their own I guess but for me Propaganda is by far the best map in the expansion. It flows beautifully in Conquest Large. The other maps are a bit meh.
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  • Battlefield 4: Dragon's Teeth DLC release date confirmed

  • Bananazniper 09/07/2014

    Can't wait for this. Reply +3
  • Looks like we have a Battlefield 4 Dragon's Teeth release date

  • Bananazniper 04/07/2014

    For all the hate, there is more action and awesome moments in one round of 64 player conquest than in most AAA single player scripted games when it works. And it looks better. I'm looking forward to this expansion and Final Stand a lot more than Hardline. Reply +16
  • Amid financial troubles Crytek launches F2P FPS Warface on Steam

  • Bananazniper 01/07/2014

    "Bringing Warface to Steam paves the way for a new audience to discover the game's engrossing cooperative and competitive action; completely for free,"
    Somehow, I don't think that is going to sort out Crytek's problems.
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