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  • 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
  • CloudXIV 27/02/2015

    No matter how you look at it DX11 version on PC is rip-off. The graphics are pretty much the same, they're a bit different, and you can't even say "better", just "slightly different". And the "bonus content" (new enemy layouts, more online players) could've been patched, but they just refused to do it. Having two different versions of the same game on one platform that are pretty much indistinguishable is not only stupid, but unfair. Reply +28
  • Platinum explains Metal Gear Rising 2 teaser image

  • CloudXIV 25/02/2015

    I hope there's a second one. Rising was pretty damn good, though there's definitely room for improvement. Especially in terms of uneven difficulty (on any difficulty level). It would also be cool if the ability to hack parts of the environment was actually useful or even required to be good at the game. Reply +3
  • Digital Foundry: Hands-on with Dead or Alive 5 Last Round

  • CloudXIV 25/02/2015

    If John Oliver was a hardcore gamer he'd probably do "Dead or Alive: How Is This Still a Thing?" Reply -1
  • Gameplay of cancelled Legacy of Kain: Dead Sun leaks

  • CloudXIV 24/02/2015

    Murdered pregnant woman, gore, brutal kills, but it's obviously that one ugly, dangling, digital boob that makes this NSFW. Reply +5
  • Troll deletes 11-year-old's Destiny characters

  • CloudXIV 23/02/2015

    This really is funny with all that drama and the kid's mom acting like his heart is failing and he needs a new one. I lost progress many times, corrupted saves, dying memory cards, broken hard drives. Sure, I was pissed, but it's not like my house burned down, it's just a game and I can start over. Reply -2
  • Video: Watch 40 mins of Final Fantasy 15 on PS4

  • CloudXIV 20/02/2015

    Everything I've seen of this game so far looks good or at least alright. It's not super linear like XIII and real time combat might be good if it's anything like FFXII. I don't mind the boyband at all, but I hope some female characters will join them as well. Even if it's not gonna be the best FF ever, it might turn out pretty good. Reply +1
  • Fallout owner Zenimax forces Fortress Fallout name change

  • CloudXIV 17/02/2015

    @Sicho I immediately thought about Fallout series myself, but it's not the first time you hear a title and it turns out it's not the thing you were thinking about. It happens and is i no way a reason to expropriate common words. Reply 0
  • CloudXIV 17/02/2015

    It might've been a PR stunt, but it doesn't change the fact that trademarking words is ridiculous. What if Square Enix sued every time a game has a word "fantasy" in its title (though I'm pretty sure Final Fantasy wasn't the first game with "fantasy" in the title). Reply 0
  • Quake 2 on Xbox 360: the first console HD remaster

  • CloudXIV 15/02/2015

    @handsonhips101 The biggest flaw of the ps1 version were obviously the controls. The graphics were damn great. More colorful and, as you say, grainy, but in those days I kinda preferred grainy over blurry. I always wanted a version that looked like the ps1, but with mouse and keyboard controls :D. Reply +2
  • New Nintendo 3DS review

  • CloudXIV 13/02/2015

    Now there really is no difference between PCs and consoles. Hey, you want to play that new 3ds game? Too bad, because your old one can't handle it, you'll need to upgrade. Reply 0
  • Nintendo clarifies YouTube revenue share program, asks users to delete non-Nintendo videos

  • CloudXIV 05/02/2015

    I hope that most prominent YouTubers will just flip the bird at Nintendon't (or any other company that does this shit). Can you imagine the world today if all that copyright and content claiming shit was in effect for thousands years? We'd probably still be shitting in the woods and painting stick figures on rocks with our own feces, of course giving four out of ten berries to the ingenious inventor of the stick figure™. Reply +3
  • Video: The Witcher 3 is the Game of Thrones of video games, and here's why

  • CloudXIV 01/02/2015

    @bash_street_kid I don't know about other versions, but I'm pretty sure you can play the GOG version in Polish with English subtitles. Reply +1
  • CloudXIV 01/02/2015

    @Mellissa I don't mind British, Scottish or whatever accents, because it's fantasy. The game is based on a series of Polish fantasy books which are inspired by Slavic culture, history and myths as much as they are by Tolkien-esque fantasy. If someone's a purist they should play it in Polish with subtitles, otherwise any accent is pretty much OK.
    P.S. I'm Polish myself, but I play Witcher games in English, it's less authentic, but I think English voice actors are a lot better.
    Reply +2
  • CloudXIV 31/01/2015

    @thomaslivingston Oh, right, I forgot that the whole medieval fantasy world spoke English with British accent, it even says so in my history text book. Reply -20
  • Heroic modder seeks to add original Resi voice acting to HD remaster

  • CloudXIV 28/01/2015

    The voice acting is a cult classic on its own. Also, the live action intro, pure brilliance. I always hoped they would make it into a feature film and I was hoping for something like that when they first announced it... But we got that unwatchable crap with Milla Jovovich instead. Reply +3
  • Video: Hatred, and why it wanted that 'Adults Only' rating

  • CloudXIV 22/01/2015

    @AngryWotsit Dude, it's not that simple, black or white shit. Should Hatred get banned? I don't think so. But what if a game like "Child Rapist Simulator" comes along? Should it be banned? I mean, it's not real child rape right? So what's the problem? We're for freedom of speech are we not? I'm not saying one way or the other, just pointing out that fictional or virtual atrocities always stir up controversies and discussion about boundaries and detrimental effects on society, if it leads to reasonable solutions on how to handle such content then it's a good thing. Still, as I said before, Hatred is nothing new. So we shouldn't be so surprised and shocked that a game like this happened. Reply +5
  • CloudXIV 22/01/2015

    This game is pure carp, but the moral outrage is silly. Need I remind people that we already had Carmageddon (points for running over civilians), Postal 1, 2, 3 (I remember one where you could pour gasoline on someone, set them on fire and urinate on them while watching their agony). We also have open world games like GTA where mayhem and killing sprees aren't the main objective, but are an all important possibility that makes those games popular in the first place. Again, Hatred is garbage, but it's nothing new and it would be best to just ignore this piece of crap instead of giving it publicity it doesn't deserve. Reply +2
  • Resident Evil HD Remaster review

  • CloudXIV 20/01/2015

    According to the reviewer Resident Evil's puzzles are hard... Apparently he never played a classic point & click adventure. Compared to a lot of those, Resident Evil's puzzles are super easy and sensible. Reply +7
  • Face-Off: Resident Evil HD Remaster

  • CloudXIV 20/01/2015

    @Rogueywon The Wii version IS the gamecube version, as the console itself is a beefed up gamecube. Aside from controls and the fact that it comes on one disc for the Wii, they're identical. Reply +6
  • Yasuhisa Kawamura and the Resident Evil that never was

  • CloudXIV 18/01/2015

    I loved Resi 4 for being an absolutely awesome game and I hated it for killing old school RE. I'd really love to see a new entry with fixed camera angles (not necessarily pre-rendered backgrounds, they could be real time with some camera movement like in Code Veronica or Outbreak), limited resources, saves and all that. It probably wouldn't cost that much to make these days, it could be a cheap spin-off for old-school fans. Reply +3
  • Alienware Alpha review

  • CloudXIV 17/01/2015

    Consoles trying to be more PC, PCs trying to be more console. What the hell is going on? It's a gaming world I don't really understand or like anymore. Back in the day consoles were a lot more than hardware, they were platforms for a specific vision of gaming, very different from PC (which had its own gaming world and flavor). Both worlds intertwined occasionally, but were so very different and it made gaming much more fun and diverse. Consoles, as I remember them, are pretty much gone, they lost almost everything that made them different and exceptional, pure bred consoles games are few and far between. Today they're just boxes of choice for people who want to play all the latest crap, but cannot afford a gaming PC or want their gaming to be as simple as possible. Reply 0
  • Video: Resident Evil HD - what still works and what doesn't

  • CloudXIV 16/01/2015

    They could just make door animations skippable, like they did in Resident Evil DS.

    Edit: And if I remember correctly, you could also do that in the PC port.
    Reply +9
  • DmC: Definitive Edition release date brought forward a week

  • CloudXIV 14/01/2015

    @Malek86 Damn, DMC2 was an abomination. It was slow, ugly, boring and too easy. Fortunately we got DMC3 which was superb. So much so that I didn't even mind buying it again (Special Edition) and again (HD collection for ps3). Reply 0
  • Rich Stanton on: GTA's growing pains

  • CloudXIV 13/12/2014

    @Freakachuu But you still "play to win", you will do everything for that heist or whatever to succeed, because that means, for you as a gamer, progress, exp, cash etc.
    You say you do not root for them, but you still do everything you can to help them succeed in their crimes. That alone makes a game different than a film. For me personally that is a bit too much. It's not the violence, it's the fact that you are playing as full fledged, evil characters, criminals, psychopats. GTA is not Mortal Kombat or Carmageddon, it goes way deeper, because it's all backed up by a lot of storytelling and character motivation. This is an overexaggerated example, but there is a difference in watching a film about Hitler and playing as Hitler.
    Reply -1
  • CloudXIV 13/12/2014

    @Freakachuu There's a fundamental difference between games and films. While watching a film about a bad person you can get engaged, but not necessarily root for that person. Now in games you do by default, because his succes equals your succes in the game. I'm the last person in the world who would censor or ban GTA even though IMO this game isn't worth much. But I definitely think it's good to discuss how games handle "sensitive" issues and subjects. Reply +2
  • Get every Batman: Arkham game on Steam for $10

  • CloudXIV 12/12/2014

    €9.79 for Europe. Reply +6
  • Tekken 7's chief developer doesn't take kindly to mixed Lucky Chloe reaction

  • CloudXIV 09/12/2014

    I'm more concerned about the fact that there are many "veteran" characters that are still unconfirmed (my Lee Chaolan is among them). Also, the fighting mechanics which are, basically, getting nerfed and dumbed down. Reply 0