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  • The monstrous evolution of Amnesia: The Dark Descent

  • CloudXIV 04/10/2015

    @mecha-B You know it doesn't have to be checkpoints every two minutes or permadeath right? I think Resident Evil got it right with saves as a limited resource. But simply making checkpoints less frequent would do the trick. Reply 0
  • CloudXIV 04/10/2015

    I loved the beginning of Amnesia, but soon all the scares were gone for me. Why? Generous and abundant checkpoints. Everything stops being scary once you realize you're like Nicolas Cage in that crappy film "Next". You can run like a headless chicken, because let's face it, two minutes of progress is nothing... Reply -1
  • Square Enix cans convoluted Deus Ex: Mankind Divided pre-order program

  • CloudXIV 01/10/2015

    Great news. It shows the publishers that there is indeed a limit to the amount of BS consumers will accept. Reply +1
  • PS1 at 20: Lara Croft ran for the student union at my university

  • CloudXIV 28/09/2015

    Personally I love the rugged, pixelated, low-res look of ps1 and Saturn games. It's my favorite type of old-school graphics. I'd take it over sprites any day. Reply +2
  • MGS5: The Phantom Pain bumps PC release forward to match consoles

  • CloudXIV 03/08/2015

    Too bad there's no boxed release for PC on the horizon. Buying a Steam code for a new (and probably last) Metal Gear is pretty damn underwhelming...

    @VideoGameAddict25 You can pre-order it for 20 on
    Reply +2
  • Capcom wants your "honest and frank" opinion about the Resident Evil 2 fan remake

  • CloudXIV 30/07/2015

    It's not that I really need a RE2 remake (and I adore that game), but if they made something similar to RE1 remake it would kick ass. With modern, real time graphics quality they could go with a Code Veronica approach. You know, fixed cameras but with some little panning and movement here and there. But it would definitely have to be old-school RE, we have enough third person shooters these days. Reply 0
  • Konami scrubs Kojima's name from Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain cover

  • CloudXIV 14/07/2015

    Motherf*****s. Thankfully it will be so easy to ditch Konami completely after MGS5 since they have absolutely nothing to offer anymore. Reply +4
  • Bethesda confirms Fallout 4 1080p30 on consoles, unrestricted on PC

  • CloudXIV 23/06/2015

    @yegon In what kind of scenario? Running around grassy fields and forests? Try Novigrad or big story scenes and battles, the game chokes. Stable 60fps in Witcher 3 on a single Kepler GPU just isn't happening. Reply +4
  • CloudXIV 22/06/2015

    @yegon Got a 780 and 4690k myself. Tell Witcher 3 to run at stable 60fps 1080p on this setup, maybe it'll listen to you, cause it sure as hell is not listening to me. Reply +3
  • CloudXIV 22/06/2015

    @McGooch Lol, the difference between the two consoles is almost non-existent and PC? You still need quite a rig to pump 60fps in games that run in 30 on consoles. Unless of course you want to go full Crysis and have a game that will be playable in five years from its release (unless you decide to sell one of your kidneys on the black market to build a super rig powered by a micro nuclear plant). Reply -8
  • The Last Guardian emerges from hibernation, unchanged

  • CloudXIV 17/06/2015

    @Agarwel_Idiriz Lol, so people are only allowed to be hyped for Uncharted and Halo? A beautiful game that satisfies you're sense of aesthetic and makes you emotionally involved is not worth it? Reply +10
  • Final Fantasy 7 Remake is real

  • CloudXIV 16/06/2015

    @markandrewroberts1 I feel you bro, that's why I was hoping it would never happen. I recently replayed ff7 on PC (with gjoerulv's hardcore mod) and it took me ~150 hours to beat everything and I still enjoyed it very, very much. FF VII is great, but today the majority of its greatness comes from fond, childhood memories and you can't remake that. For me the game still works and has its magic and I don't really need a remake you know? Just like I will never need a remake of Blade Runner. Reply -1
  • CloudXIV 16/06/2015

    And here I was hoping it will never happen... Well, I'll just brace myself and endure Square ruining my favorite game of all time. I'm an adult now, I can take it, I can... Reply +4
  • Metal Gear Solid 5's new E3 trailer is so Kojima

  • CloudXIV 16/06/2015

    @L_A_G Have you played Ground Zeroes? This game will be nothing like MGS4. And no, MGS on ps1 was as open world as MGS2 or 3 or even 4, it gave you lots of options, but was pretty much linear. Here you're gonna run around an open map tackling side-missions with day and night cycles, vehicles, building your own base and army and from what I read there's not that many cut-scenes (sadly, because I love watching them). It sure is Metal Gear, but it's going to be very different. To call it "MGS4 with better graphics" is just nonsense. Reply 0
  • CloudXIV 15/06/2015

    @L_A_G It's good that you reminded us that innovation = technical prowess. Thanks mate. Reply +1
  • Microsoft E3 2015 conference live report

  • CloudXIV 15/06/2015

    They showed some nice games, but were there any that are not coming to PC? And no, I don't give a damn about Halo or Gears or Forza. Reply -5
  • CloudXIV 15/06/2015

    Ok that Ashen game looks damn cool. Reply 0
  • Dishonored 2 lets you play as Corvo or Emily Kaldwin

  • CloudXIV 15/06/2015

    @grassyknoll Maybe, but all this crap is too sci-fi and looks way more advanced than anything in the first game. That's why I don't like it. Reply -5
  • CloudXIV 15/06/2015

    Dishonored was alright, a bit too easy and repetitive (especially on a low chaos playthrough). Deus Ex HR was better IMO. As for the sequel, I don't dig those robots and Darkness-like tentacles. Reply -22
  • Final Fantasy 15: Episode Duscae revisited

  • CloudXIV 13/06/2015

    I'm used to smooth frame-rates by now (ps4 and x1 suck so I got myself a PC some time ago), but let's be honest here, most console games were not smooth at all. It's just that nobody cared that much in the past. People only noticed when there was a s***load of slowdown, but pretty much every game apart from fighting games had pretty variable frame-rates. Today we count pixels and note every damn frame drop and there's nothing wrong with it as long as you don't expect consoles to be more than they ever were for the same low price. Reply +5
  • Could this be the last year 'For the Players' is enough for PlayStation?

  • CloudXIV 12/06/2015

    @bobmcboomboom I was talking about ps4, because this is a ps4 article. I don't think x1 is any better. For the record, they're both equally worthless in my eyes. I'm just a bit more bummed out by ps4, because for me ps1 and ps2 were the greatest gaming machines I ever had. Reply 0
  • CloudXIV 12/06/2015

    @bobmcboomboom Oh sure, I mean consoles in general, but it's especially saddening when it comes to Playstation, because for at least two generations (ps1, ps2) Sony was the vanguard and pretty much the definition of what console gaming looks like. Reply -3
  • CloudXIV 12/06/2015

    @XbDf I got nothing against indies ( a lot of them rock), but I don't need a Playstation to play them and that what I'm talking about here. Back in the day when you owned a gaming PC you pretty much still missed a world of quality gaming on consoles, but now? An odd exclusive here and there and that's about it. Reply +1
  • CloudXIV 12/06/2015

    Back in the day I couldn't imagine not buying a new Playstation, but ps4 in my eyes is just a "Bloodborne machine". Maybe I'll buy it when it gets cheaper and becomes the "Bloodborne and The Last Guardian machine". Reply -2
  • Yooka-Laylee to launch DRM-free on GOG

  • CloudXIV 12/06/2015

    Good move. I never buy full priced games on Steam, because IMO all that DRM makes them worth significantly less, but it's a different story if it's released DRM free on GOG. Reply +13
  • This week's free Witcher 3 DLC is...

  • CloudXIV 02/06/2015

    @mushroomyakuza If you're using gog galaxy it should be there somewhere to download. If not, log in on, find the free dlc, "buy it" for free and you'll be able to download it when you click on witcher 3 in your games library. Reply 0
  • We need to talk about emulation

  • CloudXIV 31/05/2015

    I pay for my games whenever I can (bought over 300 oldies on, but I have serious issues with copyright. First of all, the money often goes to people who had absolutely nothing to do with that game, but for some reason or the other own the rights to the title and the actual creators get nothing. Second, for our own sake copyright should be finite, 20-30 years is enough for the creators/owners to capitalize on their creation/property. Imagine if every aspect of our culture and civilization was copyrighted from the beginning, it would be pretty damn hard to create or even live in a world like that wouldn't it? Reply +6
  • Video: The best b-movie games in history

  • CloudXIV 18/05/2015

    ILLBLEED!!!!!!!!!!111111oenoen Reply +3
  • New Witcher 3 CGI trailer tops the lot

  • CloudXIV 15/05/2015

    Personally I love that some devs/publishers still make those awesome pre-rendered clips. Sure, real-time graphics are way better than they were in the 90's when they were a real treat and often the only way to see how the game's characters and/or environments look in their full glory, but I still enjoy them very much. Reply +1
  • Gears of War Xbox One remaster footage leaks

  • CloudXIV 14/05/2015

    @ahrmon The bigger problem is the fact that if they didn't tell me which version is which I would never know. Reply +2
  • CloudXIV 14/05/2015

    I see fifty shades of grey on both screenshots. Reply +2
  • The land beyond Achievements

  • CloudXIV 07/05/2015

    I never cared for achievements. I always thought they were introduced to replace actual rewards (unlockables) for completing special feats in games.
    Here's a worthless trophy and if you want that extra costume/stage go and buy the damn DLC!
    Reply +2
  • Video: Video game horses and times they have been acceptable

  • CloudXIV 05/05/2015

    I remember when I thought to myself "I'm gonna frequent EG more often, because Gamespot is getting silly", but I guess EG decided to bring more Gamespot to EG with the likes of Johnny Chiodini. Reply -1
  • Square Enix challenges the uncanny valley in DirectX 12 demo

  • CloudXIV 01/05/2015

    A tech demo with a single character running using 4 GPUs? Sure is pretty, but we won't see in-game graphics on that level for years. Reply +12
  • D4 coming to PC

  • CloudXIV 28/04/2015

    Hellyeah! Reply 0
  • Silent Hills is dead, actor Norman Reedus confirms

  • CloudXIV 27/04/2015

    @KORNdoggy The lack of David Hayter is a huge bummer, I'll give you that, but besides that Ground Zeroes played and looked absolutely stunning and Phantom Pain looks simply amazing. Sure, Metal Gear was sometimes a bit silly, convoluted and a tad too heavy on dialogue and cut-scenes, but it always had its own flavor and personality and I'd take that over clinical and soulless perfection any day. Reply +6
  • CloudXIV 27/04/2015

    @Old_Books I know they will try to make new Metal Gears. Konami already said so. But any Metal Gear fan knows that it's a series defined by its creator, no Kojima = no Metal Gear. Reply +3
  • CloudXIV 27/04/2015

    It's sad new, but it was to be expected. After all this was a project between Kojima and del Toro and Kojima is no longer with Konami which holds the rights to the franchise. Now there's no hope for Silent Hill and Metal Gear will truly end with Phantom Pain. It's all kinda sad really... Reply +5
  • P.T. is being pulled from PSN on Wednesday

  • CloudXIV 26/04/2015

    @darth_paul Who cares. But I haven't bought an EA or Ubi game in almost 5 years. And without proper Metal Gear it will be pretty easy with Konami since they don't have anything else worth playing. Reply +1
  • CloudXIV 26/04/2015

    @mcwildcard No it's not, not these days. Sure, Konami made some of the most awesome games back in the 80's and 90's, but that's a song of the past. Reply +17
  • CloudXIV 26/04/2015

    Phantom Pain will be the last Konami game I will buy. And only because Kojima and his team worked so hard making it. Reply +3
  • The Digital Foundry 2015 budget gaming PC guide

  • CloudXIV 11/04/2015

    @Dantonir Xbox wasn't really that successful and it's not really as simple as "PC games invaded consoles, because of Microsoft". The gaming landscape was slowly changing over the years towards what we have today for various reasons. Game productions costs were raising, Japanese game industry declined and it turned out that its best (most profitable) to just create a few types of universally popular games and release them on every possible platform as often as possible. Now there's a lot more diversity on PC, but modern consoles are mostly left with big-budget, sales driven, multi-platform crap. Reply 0
  • CloudXIV 11/04/2015

    @IronSoldier So people who like the GameCube controller actually exist. :D Reply +2
  • CloudXIV 11/04/2015

    @Dantonir Someone would do it sooner or later. I wouldn't put the blame on any single company or person. It just happened as it would sooner or later. I would actually love to see consoles die or to have just a single one and for all the people that made them so awesome in the past to focus on continuing the console gaming legacy. Right now if you own a gaming capable PC the amount of console games worth playing that you don't have access to is pitiful and on top of that you'd have to buy all three to get that collection of 5-10 worthwhile exclusives and that's a really terrible deal. Reply -1
  • CloudXIV 11/04/2015

    Raw specs were not that important when consoles actually had good games. Can you imagine anybody building a PC to match a ps2 back in the day? Of course not, because you would not be able to play most of ps2's games anyway. Consoles were my main gaming platform for most of my life, but if it weren't for Bloodborne and Bayonetta 2 I wouldn't even consider getting one today. Reply 0
  • Hideo Kojima's name removed from Metal Gear Solid 5 branding

  • CloudXIV 19/03/2015

    I'm curious as to what it all means, but I wouldn't mind Kojima going independent. I love Metal Gear to death and Phantom Pain is going to be stunning and I will spend dozens, if not hundreds of hours playing it, but it would be great to see Kojima doing something completely new, unrestrained by a large studio and a 28 year-old legacy. Reply +3
  • Nintendo NX is "new hardware with a brand new concept"

  • CloudXIV 17/03/2015

    Nintendo is really failing in the hardware department, not only because they release outdated junk and sell it as next generation systems, but also because they pull off stunts like the new 3ds which pisses all over the owners of the previous models and flushes one of the few great perks that consoles still posses (same specs and games for all) down the toilet. Reply 0
  • Valve's missing Link

  • CloudXIV 05/03/2015

    I've been connecting my PC to a TV since I first got a Riva GPU with s-video out. How the hell is this something new? Reply 0
  • Does resolution really matter?

  • CloudXIV 28/02/2015

    I like all the high tech graphical achievements as much as the next guy, but it's the artistic sensibility that wins the day in the end. That's why Blade Runner is 33 years old and still looks better than any sci-fi film ever made. It's the same with games, take Metal Gear Solid on ps1 for example, jaggies, pixelation, low-poly blocky models and yet a lot of the scenes are still visually stunning, because of the colors, composition, framing, that's something you can achieve with very little if you know how to do it. But the current trend (in both big budget cinema and AAA games) is to clutter every frame with as much stuff as you possibly can which is as aesthetically pleasing as a pile of vomit. Reply +15
  • Tech Analysis: Dark Souls 2: Scholar of the First Sin

  • CloudXIV 27/02/2015

    @ImpericalLegion The biggest problem here is that it's not a "complete edition", but a different game which means me and my friends who will buy this "new" version won't be able to play together, because they use different servers. Reply +5