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  • How to take Fallout 4 base building to the next level

  • Bravestinsane 19/11/2015

    I've figured a few things out with trial and error, it's annoying that on the broken houses you have to have a box on the wall outside of each room then run a wire to each one for power.

    Not watched this yet but I will when I get home hopefully there will be a different way of doing it.
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  • Rainbow Six Siege open beta kicks off next week

  • Bravestinsane 19/11/2015

    Too many people are complaining about this being too expensive.... why don't you move that mouse cursor up to that "Instant Gaming" button at the top of the page and buy it for 20... I did and ill be enjoying it on release.

    As it surprised me how fun it was for an online only game. (Especially from Ubi)

    EDIT: Just realised that this is coming out on console..... where you have to pay full this was more aimed at other PC gamers.
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  • So, how much do Steam Machines cost in the UK?

  • Bravestinsane 14/11/2015


    Standard forum bullshit to be honest.

    Funny really how the other guy called me out saying how a Core2Duo still out performs a PS3 when i was talking about PS4 and XBONE
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  • Bravestinsane 11/11/2015

    These are so pointless

    The cheapest are more expensive than a console for the same performance.

    Consoles get better over time, the last games that come out on a console look better than the launch titles.

    PC is the reverse, I started on High and Ultra... now i'm on Medium/Low... another year or two and ill be on Low.

    As much as PCs are superior mine is now on 7 years and can still run Fallout 4 on roughly PS4 levels.

    However I spent 1500 to get that longevity 8/9 years life out of it by the time i'm forced to upgrade.

    For 500 you will be lucky to get 3/4 years life out of a steam box. With different you're best buying a bloody console or just getting a good PC, it's not difficult to build a small form factor, or just get steam link.
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  • Faster hard drives boost Xbox One Fallout 4 performance

  • Bravestinsane 11/11/2015

    Would be interesting to see PC loads on there with a 5400, 7200 and a SSD.

    I have a 1TB Samsung EVO.

    I'm loading faster than those PS4 times.

    It would be helpful if you said what SSD you used they all have different read and write times.

    I suspect an the Intel pro one would perform faster on PC than my Samsung, like wise with a PCi SSD.

    Likewise it would be interesting to know the make you used in your test, because if it's a cheaper on and I shoved in a Samsung Evo it would probably load even fast on both a PS4 and XBONE
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  • Yes, Fallout 4 can take a while to install on PS4 and Xbox One

  • Bravestinsane 11/11/2015

    Was only 26gb on PC and that's with higher textures =/

    Mind you that was the download not checked the install size may have been compressed
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  • Rainbow Six Siege PC system requirements revealed

  • Bravestinsane 11/11/2015

    I was in the Beta and it's very well optimized, i'm playing on an 8 year old PC. Core2Duo, 7790, and 4gb DDR2 Ram.

    Admittedly i was running medium settings but i was able to get roughly 50fps in 1080p.

    Game is very smooth and very very few FPS drops.
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  • Radeon R9 390X 8GB review

  • Bravestinsane 22/06/2015


    30 a year is an extreme example under the assumption that both cards will spend 100 hours each per month under full load.

    Few games ever cause cards to draw full power at all time, combined with idle time where power draw is negligible on both cards.

    In real world use I would doubt that the difference would be 100 over 3 years.

    You said you were on 3 cards in 10-15 years, that's a new card every 3-5 years. It would take 3 years to make the saving so based on the more average user 3-5 years to make up the difference sounds reasonable.

    Of course this is based on 100 hours a month, some may play less which others more so you never know really.

    Also this is based on UK Tarifs, so in America where costs are cheaper the savings will take even longer to reach.

    (Not sure if that makes sense busy atm so not had time to think it all through before i type =P)
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  • Bravestinsane 22/06/2015


    I think the best way to summarise it really is that the cost does make a difference but it all balances out in someway.

    Best just to get the one that performs the best based on the games and the resolution you're playing at.
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  • Bravestinsane 22/06/2015


    He's slightly out, I used gocompare to get tariffs of how much you would actually pay.

    Worked out a 90 a year on AMD, 59 a year on Nvidia, (based on 100 hours a month of full load)
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  • Bravestinsane 22/06/2015


    If you game for 100 hours a month the difference is 30 a year in cost to run.

    Hardly breaking the bank I would say, if someone can afford the top tier cards chances are they worry very little about electric cost.

    Even then the difference per month works out as less than a pint of beer.
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  • Bethesda confirms Fallout 4 1080p30 on consoles, unrestricted on PC

  • Bravestinsane 22/06/2015

    Shouldn't it be easier on PS4?

    PS3 had Steam for Portal 2.

    Would be great if you could log into Steam on the PS4 and go straight to the workshop.
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  • WoW Tokens launch tomorrow in Europe

  • Bravestinsane 20/04/2015


    Ah nice i didn't know that not played Eve (Well other than the 1 month free trial) think the Runescape one has been going for nearly 2 years now not sure.

    But it's great really, pisses some players off because people are effectively buying in game gold, but at the end of the day, bots and buying from illegitimate sites are too common and this is a great way of controlling it to be safer and better for the companies. (Not like WoW needs the money though lol)
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  • Bravestinsane 20/04/2015

    This is taken directly from Runescape. They done it on there a while ago now and it proved to be quite successful and reduced the number of bots around in the game by quite a large amount.

    I think all mmos should do something like this to remove people from botting.
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  • Xbox One top-selling US console for second month running

  • Bravestinsane 16/01/2015


    Yes but the PS4 is already 350, they just added games.

    MS CUT the price of the Xbone AND added games.

    If they had put the PS4 to 300 - 350 with decent games I would have got one, but the only deal I saw was 350 with Drive Club and TLOU, I already have TLOU on PS4, I wasn't interested in buying re-release of a game that's only a year old and a driving game that's broken.

    I was up for buying one, but I will probably wait another year lol.
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  • Bravestinsane 16/01/2015

    Not to take anything away from the success of Xbone here, but it would have been rather pathetic if they DIDN'T win, I mean seriously did anyone honestly expect the PS4 to win over xmas?

    If US was anything like here in the UK then PS4 had no chance of winning, the Xbone was on CONSTANT discount, every website had slashed like 50+ plus off the price and added in more games. Over Black Friday and the after Xmas sales there was a Xbone deal almost daily, GAME, Argos Currys' all the high street retailers had massive discounts and offers on Xbone and fuck all on PS4.

    This isn't trying to take away from the success i'm glad it's doing better more competition but lets be fair it was obvious it would win based on the amount of offers around it.
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  • Surgeon Simulator dev reveals physics-based multiplayer game Worlds Adrift

  • Bravestinsane 20/12/2014

    Am I the only one, who likes the place-holder art? I think it has a quirky look to it, a touched up version of that is all it needs imo Reply +3
  • Sony's H1Z1 enters Steam Early Access in January

  • Bravestinsane 09/12/2014

    Hmm... i guessing this may be free with the Sony All Access Pass, on the website it says you will get extra features if you have it, just don't know what yet. Reply 0
  • This War of Mine review

  • Bravestinsane 25/11/2014


    Look at it on steam, User reviews are "Overwhelmingly Positive" and lets be honest since players actually take into account bugs and whether the game actually works, they will probably be a better representation of the actual game.

    I would have bought it already if i didn't have so many other games to play.
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  • HBO GO is now go on Xbox One (in the US)

  • Bravestinsane 20/11/2014

    I don't understand why you prioritise HBO GO in the article over iPlayer... you have your sister site USGamer ,this is EURO....

    We will NEVER have HBO because BskyB has the rights to most of the shows....
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  • Final Fantasy 14: A Realm Reborn hit by DDOS attack

  • Bravestinsane 19/11/2014


    The thing is this is genuine news unlike a lot of crap, customers and users will want to know what's going on if they can't access their game, this is one way to find out. Personally I think it's better to inform people what's happening, i was about to log into FF14, now I know there's a DDoS attack I won't be annoyed by connection problems as it's not their fault.
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  • Guild Wars 2 gem store kerfuffle irritates community

  • Bravestinsane 23/10/2014

    Devs update
    Players complain
    Dev promises to fix it to make players happy...

    non story -.-
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  • Sid Meier's Civilization: Beyond Earth review

  • Bravestinsane 23/10/2014

    I would say sold... but I bought it 2 weeks ago.... come 00:01 all I do is click play! Reply 0
  • CeX accepting Bitcoin in 30+ UK shops from today

  • Bravestinsane 23/10/2014


    Well that's if they want cash... they can still trade stolen goods in for credit, like you said you don't need ID, they can trade it in for a game or something.

    I agree both companies can get stolen stuff, and you can't accuse me of knowing nothing when I have experienced this first hand, the CEX clearly didn't give a shit near where I worked, maybe others do.

    I've never worked for CEX so I obviously don't know the system as well as you do, but that's not to say i'm incorrect for the above reasons that i have personally experienced.
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  • Bravestinsane 22/10/2014


    I'm not accusing CEX of anything, I'm simply stating shed loads of Skylanders were stolen, and the closest CEX to us had shed loads of new boxed skylanders.

    Perhaps it's coincidence who knows.

    I don't care either way anymore, I don't work at game now, and I don't see either company being around for a long period of time anymore, everything I buy is online now.
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  • Bravestinsane 22/10/2014


    I worked at game during the height of the skylanders craze, the amount of them we had nicked, and in the CEX around the corner they had a load of "Pre-ownded" boxed ones lol.

    A lot is nicked, they hardly check ID, in game we have to take down Drivers Licence, or Passport numbers. They don't care about that in CEX at all. We actually had something flag up as nicked in store and put it to one side thanks to the id checks.
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  • Bravestinsane 22/10/2014

    I tried to sell my graphics card at my local store, they told me they couldn't test it because it didn't have the correct connections... despite it having VGA, DVI, HDMI and DP (which the guy behind the counter thought was a Firewire port) they're morons lol. Reply +14
  • Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas getting Xbox 360 re-release, leaked Achievements suggest

  • Bravestinsane 22/10/2014

    GTA Vice City and you have a deal, best Soundtrack, best story, best city, best GTA Reply +37
  • The Flame in the Flood meets its Kickstarter goal in a week

  • Bravestinsane 15/10/2014

    Damn that video! One of the best looking games I have seen, loving that art style Reply +2
  • Civilization: Beyond Earth makes the space race a marathon effort

  • Bravestinsane 11/10/2014


    I don't think the AI in Civ is perfectly fine. PLaying on high difficulties such as Deity and the AI is just logical.

    If you are weaker then them why would they agree to anything you say? Unless they need you to take on someone else they don't care about you because to them you're nothing.

    If you're stronger they are more likely to accept agreements, I have so many defensive pacts on higher difficulties just to protect myself. Each Civ plays in it's own self interest.

    There's only 1 dodgy thing with he AI and that's then they ask for a luxury resource, yet if you every ask for them for something then they ALWAYS say no.
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  • Bravestinsane 10/10/2014

    Don't Care! I always play on the higher difficulties anyway so that factor doesn't bother me.

    You say there's loads of similarities.... ask any of us who play Civ 5 and have followed this game as it's been developed I think you will struggle to find any of us who are surprised about this. I got dozens of hours out of Civ 5, when the first expansion Gods and Kinds came it got another 100 hours from me, and a further 150 hours with Brave New World.

    Even if it is a re-skin, they make there re-skins pretty damn well so I ill get plenty of hours out of this.

    Either way for me every company gets one, they got so many hours out of me for Civ 5 they can have my money for Beynod Earth, fuck it up and it wont happen the next time as i'll wait for the reviews.

    As for me I own it, it's waiting and come the 26th I will be binging on this game.
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  • Let's have more games that show rather than tell

  • Bravestinsane 11/10/2014

    Personally I like skipping tutorials, and while I used to love a manual, (Would read them on the bus while coming back from town after buying the game) I never read them now.

    For me, RPGS all control very similar, Shooters controls are the same for every game, Left Click for PC, right trigger on console, right click aim on PC, left trigger to aim on Consoles.

    I would rather there would be a splash screen with a picture here's the controls, and focus tutorials on game mechanics that I need to know.

    The amount of FPS's I have played where it's "Soldier we need to set up your HUD"... "Look up"..."Excellent"..."Look down".... "Very good"... and so on, seriously fuck of I know this shit 90% of people know this. If I want to invert my controls I will do it in the settings... the same as ANY other game.

    The first stage of tutorials should be skip-able if they are similar to other games and they should focus on mechanics which are exclusive or uncommon. For the basics a splash screen is always enough... for me anyway.
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  • Xbox One's Japanese launch musters half sales of Xbox 360

  • Bravestinsane 10/09/2014

    How much you betting that those sales are mostly from expats, would be interesting to see how many Japanese people actually bought one. Reply +11
  • PS4 leads US console sales for seventh month running

  • Bravestinsane 15/08/2014


    How do you continuously fail to post numbers with these news stories, but people in the comments find them within 5 minutes of you posting....
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  • Rise of the Tomb Raider exclusive to Xbox One

  • Bravestinsane 12/08/2014

    Well they fucked themselves over, well for my money they have anyway.

    I refuse to play sequels unless I have played the previous ones.

    I loved the reboot, but if the 2nd isn't on the PS4 but the 3rd and 4th are, I will be skipping them all until the next reboot in 10 years!
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  • Universum: War Front is an RTS/MOBA/shooter hybrid developed by one guy

  • Bravestinsane 10/10/2013

    One Person?

    Holy shit that looks very impressive for what's there so far!
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  • Digital Foundry vs. the Battlefield 4 beta

  • Bravestinsane 08/10/2013

    I have been playing the PS3 beta, and I understand it's a Beta but devs need to start realising that these "betas" are also game demos' yes they are still being tested but these are not TRUE beta's these are glorified demos so they can say "ah yeh but it's not finished"

    If it was a beta we would be seeing updates to fix frame rates, bugs and glitches etc but we don't devs expect us to test stuff for them but not show us the fixed products... and expect us to buy the game saying "ah but it's fixed now"

    Beta's really need to go the way of MMOs, test > patch, test > patch rather than the current system test > buy (oh but we patched it) > patch > test etc etc
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  • Letting off Steam: Dissecting Valve's announcements

  • Bravestinsane 28/09/2013

    I'm a big fan of Valve... but i can't help but feel underwhelmed...

    I mean Steam OS... pretty cool but from there it's obvious a Steam box would be released along side that... and with big picture mode being released already it was obvious they would be thinking up some new control scheme.

    Yes they were all big important announcements, but how obvious they tied in together leaving 2 days between each one seemed a little silly to me.
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  • Watch what Namco's canned Snake Plissken game looked like

  • Bravestinsane 28/09/2013


    I Disagree

    I think it looks great considering this was slated for 2005 only as the 360 was being released and PS3 was a year away.

    These graphics are probably internal and not reflective of final graphics... but even then... look at the animations!!!!

    Even early 360 and PS3 games didn't have animations that looked that good.

    TBH to me that looks like a PS2 title rather than this gen.. but even then considering this footage is from 2003/2004 i think it looks pretty damn good.
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  • Microsoft names next free Xbox 360 Games with Gold title

  • Bravestinsane 24/09/2013

    To the people complaining about PS+ sub... do you realise how it actually works.

    It's a rental yes... but its tied to your account PERMANENTLY

    You could stop paying for a year come back then redownload them all again at no cost.

    Also renting isn't a bad thing, once I complete the game I usually don't go back to it unless it's exceptional.

    Would you rather a 2 free games that are 4/5 years old a month that you will play then never play again.

    Or would you rather 5 new games a month of which 1 is usually a massive recent release.

    Finally.... WHY THE FLYING FUCK WOULD YOU CANCEL PS+!!!!! Have you seen the games?

    I will soon be without my PS3 for 2 years due to moving abroad, but ill probably pay for PS+ buy all the games online and have over 100 saved up for when i get it back!!
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  • Ordnance Survey maps Britain in Minecraft

  • Bravestinsane 24/09/2013

    Ooo Stonehenge!!!

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  • Digital Foundry vs. the Xbox One architects

  • Bravestinsane 22/09/2013


    I have to admit, I'm a little perplexed to all the hate directed at you.

    All you have said is that a article with a quoted and named source is more reliable that a article with an anonymous source... which by all accounts is a correct assertion to make.

    Now there are two reasons behind this, either the article about PS4 being 50% more powerful is a lie, or the anonymous developers a bound by NDA so speaking would risk their jobs.

    Personally I am inclined to believe the latter due to the common knowledge of how strict NDA's are in the gaming industry if developers were allowed to talk about how powerful each console was lots more would have.

    However when it comes to the journalism of this article the thing I call into question is the lack of aggressive interviewing by @Richard Leadbetter, this was the perfect chance to ask several questions, such as "Was it down to Sony's reveal as to the performance increase", "Was it due to the inclusion of kinect that resulted in less powerful technologies being used" The probably wouldn't have answered but we don't know until we ask.

    So the main question for me is why were these tough questions not asked. A while bet credibility was brought into question surrounding game reviews, as such Eurogamer now tells us if publishers fund trips to events etc.

    I think a similar thing should be done in interviews, for example in this interview was Richard bound by some sort of agreement to not ask certain questions (The interview definitely seemed very passive on his part)
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  • Can Knack be PlayStation 4's Crash Bandicoot?

  • Bravestinsane 19/09/2013

    I just love the art style Reply +1
  • Samurai Gunn is another PS4 indie to get excited about

  • Bravestinsane 16/09/2013


    Because MS would rather throw money at EA and Acti for a few weeks of exclusivity on their games despite it all coming to Sony eventually.

    Sony on the other hand are bendingover backwards to get as many games as possible on their platform from Indies and and just not getting in the way. All Sony basically does is say "here's a devkit and here's a A4 sheet of rules to follow other than that do whatever.

    Why it's not going to be on PS3 I have no idea =/
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  • Questing for heroism in MMOs

  • Bravestinsane 07/09/2013

    I usually stop playing MMO's when i hit the level cap.

    Just becomes a vicious cycle of crap,....

    Why are you doing raids?
    To get better armour....
    Why do you want better armour?
    So i can do better at raids...

    That's all a MMO ends up being towards the end of the game it's not fun it's a boring grind and i usually cancel my subs as soon as I reach level cap... give it a week to try things out but after that i'm done.
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  • RuneScape 3 attracts over 300,000 new players

  • Bravestinsane 06/09/2013


    Yeh, recent promotions have just enhanced that, currently "Super September" encourages those to play every day to complete a challenge for an entire month. Those who don't miss out on a reward... even those who have missed 1 of only 5 days so far can't get the top reward.

    I would recommend DC Universe to you i just started playing it again (though lost my old account as i missed the migration)i find the combat very fun, and after only 3 days i'm level 20 (max is 30) you will level up very fast.
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  • Bravestinsane 06/09/2013


    No MMOS are like Battlfield lol, everyone of them requires you to level up to get more powerful and you can't just beat someone who is higher than you.

    Saying that different MMO's handle this differently Runescape is on one side where grinding and time are essential, then games like DC Universe and Guild Wars are on the other side where you level up ridiculously quickly putting you on par with others in a short space of time.
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  • Bravestinsane 06/09/2013

    Actually I log in daily and that is very misleading.

    3 years ago there was over 100k people online at anyone time

    Last year after the EOC release that dropped down to about 60 - 70k average.

    Now since RS3 it's lucky to be over 50k at any one time.

    I have has an account for 8 years, I don't EVER recall player numbers online at the same time ever being this low.

    Changes they are making take the piss, and a lot of older players (age of account) are getting pissed off and quitting, Jagex now prioritise money over their gameplay and players so I don't see it lasting long.

    Also that 200million account statistic is a complete farce, the amount of botting that goes on in that game I could bet less than half of that number were genuine accounts. The majority of that number will be banned accounts from botting and players second accounts.

    Figure I want to know is how many unique accounts.
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  • PlayStation 4 exclusive Rime looks lovely in new extended trailer

  • Bravestinsane 04/09/2013

    The thing i love about this is that with Graphics like that it will NEVER look old.

    Lots of animation today has graphics like that and has done for years. Whereas games that go for the realistic look always age faster.
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  • Xbox One supports up to eight controllers at once

  • Bravestinsane 03/09/2013


    I have never connected more than 4 controllers to my PS3... I don't even know what games support 7 people (how many the PS3 has) but oh well... guess more are available if it's needed.
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