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  • New GOG sale finally offers juicy Witcher 3 discount

  • CosmicGypsy 24/11/2015

    @bobiroka I personally don't mind people using CD key sites, but I question anyone who is proud of the fact that they would rather save 4 than support a developer. Reply +1
  • Does Football Manager have an injury problem?

  • CosmicGypsy 19/11/2015

    I haven't played since FM 2013 so when people say this happens every year, what do they mean?

    I've never had a major problem with injuries (unless I have been forced to play players who weren't fit enough, which is my own damn fault)

    I am not saying it is not a problem, but I do tend to lean toward the 'most people are whiny idiots' train of thought when it comes to things like this.
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  • Football Manager 2016 review

  • CosmicGypsy 16/11/2015

    I also consider myself a veteran (My first were Championship Manager '93 & Italia) but in 2009 I decided to update every other year. Then I stopped bothering and I've been on FM 2013 since it came out.

    FM 2013 no longer works since I updated to Windows 10, so it feels like a reasonable time for an update. 3 years worth of changes should be noticeable and I am looking forward to reviving the fortunes of my beloved Stockport County once again (there was a time when I could start in the Championship, rather than the Conference North)

    I'm looking forward to this now :)
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  • Performance Analysis: Fallout 4

  • CosmicGypsy 09/11/2015

    @Big-Boss I'm the same with most games tbh. I'll be picking up the Witcher 3 in the next week or so and that should fill the RPG shaped hole until Fallout sees a few patches. Reply +1
  • Watch: Fallout 4's Pip-Boy edition - what's it like?

  • CosmicGypsy 30/10/2015

    Cuff off. I am so sick of plastic tat.

    Looks like you'd be better off getting a cheap neoprene joggers armband to stick your phone in if you want to take advantage of these features.
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  • Oliver Twins release Dizzy game thought lost for 22 years

  • CosmicGypsy 26/10/2015

    @jrb To be fair, very few mechanics from games of this era would be tolerated in 2015. Reply 0
  • Pro Evolution Soccer 2016 review

  • CosmicGypsy 22/09/2015

    @ronorra So based on your experience with the PC version, which parts of this review are inaccurate? Reply 0
  • CosmicGypsy 22/09/2015

    @Dizzy The clue is right at the top.

    "Version tested PlayStation 4"

    There is a reason why they provide this information, it is so that people don;t say things like "Recommend? Really? The pc version is bordering on illegally misleading customers"

    As a PC gamer, I am pretty pissed that they did a terrible DX9 version of the game, but it doesn't mean the lead platform should be marked down because there is a chance some idiot won't read the review properly.
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  • PES 2016 vs FIFA 16: a friendly comparison

  • CosmicGypsy 18/09/2015

    I stopped buying PES in 2006 and no matter how many times I tried, I could never get into FIFA. I am sure it is a great game, but I still keep holding out for a decent PES.

    I thought this might be the year, but Konami still seem set on being shit when it comes to PC. PES 2016 is supposed to be a decent game, but it is DX9. Seriously Konami, sort yourself out. DirectX fucking 9. MGS has proved that the Fox engine is more than capable of producing great results on PC, you surely have no excuse for this.
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  • Fallout 4's big Season Pass promise

  • CosmicGypsy 09/09/2015

    @lucky_jim I'm the one who bought the Oblivion horse armour DLC (there can't be more than one of us, surely)

    I can't help but feel that I am in some way responsible for the current state of he games industry.

    Sorry about that.
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  • Three Football Manager games announced for 2015

  • CosmicGypsy 07/09/2015

    @peterhunter Since 2005, Football manager has released in either the last week in October or the first week in November. That's a decade of releasing at almost exactly he same time every year.

    Basically, all but the first Football Manager game released at the same time.
    Which version did you start to expect a September/October release?
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  • Batman: Arkham Knight PC patch released, pulled

  • CosmicGypsy 04/09/2015

    @StooMonster I doubt we will see anything until they do the final patch. Reply +1
  • CosmicGypsy 04/09/2015

    @jamyskis1981 A friend did send me a Gravity Ghost key and I never asked why he had a spare one. Now I know :) Reply 0
  • CosmicGypsy 04/09/2015

    Here's a really interesting article on Polygon about the grey area of grey imports.

    Not entirely on topic, but since it is the only way you are going to get this game for now it seems like it could be worth a read for some people.
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  • CosmicGypsy 04/09/2015

    @jamyskis1981 I got myself stuck with AMD because I use a mixed resolution monitor eyefinity setup. Nvidia only let you use 3 screens in surround if they are all the same resolution. I just hope it starts working again soon because Win 10 has left me with a single screen :(

    With regards to the CD keys stuff...

    You described a long list of situations which can be really easily avoided. You can lock Steam keys to territories. Many Russian keys will only unlock the Russian language and only when you are on a Russian IP.

    The fact that many companies don't use these systems to limit grey imports indicates that they are either lazy or ignorant.

    Similarly, if somebody can go to any store in the world and use a stolen credit card to buy thousands of the same item, would you say that it is ebay's fault that these stolen items are sold on their site? I certainly wouldn't. It would seem to me that the store should be preventing what is clearly fraudulent activity.

    Personally I buy through Steam as I don't like grey imports (I'd rather just add a game to my wishlist until it is a price I am prepared to pay), but I also believe people have the right to exploit the world economy in the same way that large corporations do. Game developers certainly exploit the world economy for cheaper labour in India.
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  • CosmicGypsy 04/09/2015

    @jamyskis1981 I actually moved away from Nvidia just over 2 years ago because their drivers kept crashing. I've not run into a single issue on my 280X (until Win 10 broke my multi monitor setup).

    I think it is all much of a muchness tbh. Each has their own perks and drawbacks.
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  • Valve's virtual reality headset Vive gets "limited release" in 2015

  • CosmicGypsy 28/08/2015

    Having tried the 2nd Oculus devkit, VR is definitely the gaming development which most excites me.

    I am not even looking a this as a luxury item, I am planning to get rid of my Eyefinity setup and drop down to a single screen and a VR Headset. I just need to wait and see which one is worth buying and how much I need to spend on a new GPU. I doubt it will be worth taking the plunge until the end of 2016 at the earliest though.
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  • Dirt Rally gets head-to-head multiplayer

  • CosmicGypsy 26/08/2015

    I've put more hours into Dirt Rally than any other game this year, which was a huge surprise because I don't normally enjoy racing games (at 35, I feel I am a little late to this party).

    A lot of people say it is too difficult for beginners but by actually challenging me rather than letting me cake-walk to victory every time, the game is a lot more engaging than most. You get a rush from just finishing a stage, whether you are 1st or 10th (I am usually veering closer to 10th). It even convinced me to buy my first ever racing wheel which just added an extra layer of addiction.
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  • New ZX Spectrum out 24th August

  • CosmicGypsy 14/08/2015

    No Rockstar Ate My Hamster?

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  • GTA5 modders who made their own multiplayer banned by Rockstar

  • CosmicGypsy 11/08/2015

    @HUYI Nobody has to put up with it. We live in a society where you are able to make informed decisions.

    The decision you should be making is "I won;t buy any more Rockstar games". It is a simple and powerful decision if you are strong enough to make it.

    The weak decision, is the one you made. "I will illegally obtain the game even though I am morally opposed to the creator"

    This shows you have a lack of character and values. People like you will never be happy, because to get something out of art you need to have something invested in it.
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  • Intel Skylake: Core i7 6700K review

  • CosmicGypsy 10/08/2015

    @Sousuke_Sagara I did the same calculation. I managed to find a cheap 3770K on ebay so I upgraded from my 3570K for a tiny outlay. I can happily hold off upgrading for another 3 or more years I hope.

    It's great to see the new chips are performing well though and I am excited for everyone who is building a new gaming PC right now.
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  • Intel Skylake: Core i5 6600K review

  • CosmicGypsy 06/08/2015


    Luckily, the FX 4100 isn't a dual core FX chip.

    I did fumble what I was saying though. I meant to say he should ask for the FX 6300 as it performs at around the same level as the 2500K.

    the joys of trying to post on comments sections while doing work :/
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  • CosmicGypsy 06/08/2015

    @AceGrace It isn't bad, the FX 4100 is not the strongest.

    I'd ask them how much to upgrade the CPU to an FX 6300, it shouldn't cost more than an extra few quid and the 6300 is a better bang-for-buck CPU. It performs at around the same level as the i5 2500 tested in this article.

    EDIT: daviejambo pointed out my silly mistake so I have amended to avoid shoddy advice :)
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  • Rare Replay review

  • CosmicGypsy 05/08/2015

    @IronGiant Surely all games can be played for free illigally from all kinds of torrent sites. The Pirate Bay and Kickass torrents to name a couple.

    Oh yeah, right... some people don't like being dirty pirates and actually want to support the industry which provides them with so many hours of enjoyment. Who would have though, games have value to people?
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  • One of F1's most exciting new talents has just signed up with a sim racing team

  • CosmicGypsy 30/07/2015

    @mega-gazz Yes, that's the point I was making.

    In my first post, I said "Unlike football, a pro driver has skills which will make them great at the video game equivalent of their profession".

    I was essentially making the same point as you, you just didn't get it and did that fantastic thing of explaining something which is pretty obvious.

    I then tried to make another joke and move on, you still didn't get it and felt your original explanation clearly wasn't deep enough. Now I am just calling you out for your inability to read between the lines. I'd feel bad but you did it to yourself :p
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  • CosmicGypsy 30/07/2015

    @mega-gazz You're right, Clive Tyldesley would probably be great at FIFA. Reply +1
  • CosmicGypsy 30/07/2015

    I've been seeing a lot of WRC's Kevin Abbring sitting pretty at the top of the DiRT Rally events since that game came out. Unlike football, a pro driver has skills which will make them great at the video game equivalent of their profession. I can't see any premier league footballers playing in international FIFA/Pro Evo tournaments and standing a chance. Reply +4
  • Snoop Dogg really wants NCAA Football 14 to get Xbox One back compatibility

  • CosmicGypsy 23/07/2015

    Still no word on when we can expect Snoop Dogg Cricket?

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  • Project Cars gets biggest update yet

  • CosmicGypsy 22/07/2015

    @Liuwil That's just DLC done right. You have to do this to avoid fragmenting your player base.

    They are trying to wrap this up in marketing bullshit, but what they are doing is releasing a piece of DLC which is not also bundled in a premium edition.

    It isn't innovative, it's just how DLC worked until EA started the whole Season Pass trend that everyone jumped on.
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  • CosmicGypsy 21/07/2015

    "On Demand service" sounds a lot like just, you know...DLC.

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  • AMD Radeon R9 390 8GB review

  • CosmicGypsy 19/07/2015

    I want one (or the 8GB 290X), but I just don't think the upgrade from my 280X warrants the spend, even if it would justify my 1000W PSU a little bit more :p

    I am sure I can hold out until next year and hope for something a bit more revolutionary from AMD. Alternatively, maybe Nvidia will stop putting out broken drivers and start adding full support for multi monitor setups (which is what forced me away from them in the first place)

    It's nice to see competitive results from both sides though. It just means more hours of agonising over test results when I eventually do decide it is time for another upgrade.
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  • First in-engine Total War: Warhammer trailer released

  • CosmicGypsy 17/07/2015

    I like to pride myself on being pretty hype-proof, but this is so exciting it just made me do a little sex wee. Reply +8
  • Rocket League review

  • CosmicGypsy 14/07/2015

    So it's essentially a remake of Street Racer on the SNES?


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  • PewDiePie talks money

  • CosmicGypsy 08/07/2015

    The only thing I find confusing about this, is why everyone seems to have forgotten that virtually the same story ran about 12 months ago. He might have made fractionally less last year but it's ultimately the same "Man makes millions from YouTube videos" story. Reply 0
  • Dragon Quest Builders looks a lot like Minecraft

  • CosmicGypsy 08/07/2015

    Maybe they were heavily influenced by Fortress Craft. Reply +4
  • Radeon R9 390X 8GB review

  • CosmicGypsy 23/06/2015

    @mythdrannor I would consider going back to Nvidia with Ultra Widescreen since 21:9 is now a fairly standard aspect ratio. It all depends who pays your bills I suppose, AMD cards do suck down power like nobody's business.

    It's all swings and roundabouts though. Unless you have a silly setup like me (I use 2 1600x1200 panels either side of a 1920x1200 panel and Nvidia drivers don't support this resolution), you can just go for the best bang for however many bucks you happen to have at the time.

    You had a great card, pretty much anything you get will be a nice upgrade.
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  • CosmicGypsy 22/06/2015

    I am really tempted by this. I'd rather go with Nvidia, but I switched to AMD a year or so ago because their drivers don't crash all the time and they support mixed panel 3 screen gaming.

    Getting the OCUK Exclusive 8GB reference 290X and putting my own AIO cooler on it seems like it would be a pretty cheap way to get the same or very similar results for about 300.

    I am very tempted. I have been loving my eyefinity setup but my 280X is just a little under-powered to pull of 60FPS in a lot of games.
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  • Rare announces Sea of Thieves

  • CosmicGypsy 16/06/2015

    I wonder what size shoes that guy wears. Probably a size 9. Reply 0
  • Fallout 4's 100 Pip-Boy Edition includes an actual Pip-Boy

  • CosmicGypsy 15/06/2015

    @TarickStonefire The best indicator is ebay. 6 months after the frenzy you can get the pre-order swag for a few quid. Reply +1
  • CosmicGypsy 15/06/2015

    Almost tempted just so I have a costume for fancy dress/Halloween parties.

    Getting a vault dweller jumpsuit would be pretty simple and cheap.
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  • The IMAX of VR headsets announced by Starbreeze

  • CosmicGypsy 15/06/2015

    @X-Alucard The porn industry is already onboard, meaning the chances of this becoming mainstream are pretty damn high.

    So long as they all agree on a set of standard APIs then we should see a competitive market right from the start.

    If we see these things hit shelves for anywhere near 300, I think they will be huge and since there are so many of them now, I imagine we'll see a good variety of price and performance.

    I am looking forward to it. It might allow me to ditch my 3 screen setup too.
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  • Oculus Rift comes with a wireless Xbox One controller

  • CosmicGypsy 12/06/2015

    @Zojokkeli I had similar reservations since I have a quite a large head. The first devkit wouldn't fit over my glasses but they obviously realised this would be a problem and the 2nd Devkit fits well.

    I am still leaning toward the Vive but I will pick something up once the tech is a little more established.

    I really enjoyed playing racing games in VR. Combined with a decent wheel, it's a pretty immersive experience. I can only imagine how intense it would be with a D-Box too.
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  • Blood Bowl 2 release pushed back to September

  • CosmicGypsy 11/06/2015

    @Sp@rtacus I'd never thought of it that way, you're right. I am going to cancel my subscription. You won't be getting another penny of my cash EG. Reply +1
  • inXile saving Van Buren trademark for a rainy day

  • CosmicGypsy 08/06/2015

    @UncleLou Now you called me out for playing Micro machines on the Rift. They added support and people scoffed, but it turned the game into an awesome tabletop experience. I thought it was a very clever implementation.

    I suppose it isn't technically isometric (because it can't be), but it was a different camera position which completely changed the way the game played and felt. It is how I think games like this would look on the rift if done properly.

    I like the idea of turning games like Shadowrun into a tabletop experience.
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  • CosmicGypsy 08/06/2015

    @UncleLou Agreed. There is also the additional factor of 3D. A lot of people think 3D is all about first person perspective, but one of the best Oculus Rift experiences I have had was with a game with an isometric perspective. Reply 0
  • Valve's first wave of Steam Machines launch 10th November

  • CosmicGypsy 05/06/2015

    @Baban_Iesu My problem with Steam machines is the limited game options. Better to just get a DIY small form factor windows PC in my opinion. I really hope they take off and more people make games for Linux, but if you are going to spend 300-500 on a PC, you might as well cobble together something which can access the full Steam library. Reply +1
  • XCOM 2 announced for PC this November

  • CosmicGypsy 01/06/2015

    @DAN.E.B I just snagged it. The whole bundle with all expansions was 6.24. Reply +3
  • Windows 10 launches in July

  • CosmicGypsy 01/06/2015

    @ronorra I can find countless articles to counter this. I am sure you can too, so I won't post a link and go on to insult your intelligence (the fact that you can't express your opinion on the failings of this OS in your own words is enough for me to make my own judgement). I work in tech, most of my friends are either in games development or IT. I don't know a single person who spent more than a few days of wanting to get their head around Windows 8 who didn't eventually think it was a good experience. Ultimately, it doesn't matter if something is "Designed for a desktop experience" if the ultimate outcome is a perfectly good desktop experience.

    You can tell me other people's reasons for hating it all you like but from what I have seen from most, every single problem they have ever mentioned to me as a reason to dislike Win 8 has been a problem that you can get around, usually in fewer clicks than in Win 7.

    The negativity problem seemed to be huge at release, then after about a year people changed their mind on the whole. I still see people trotting out the same tired old arguments. Since then MS have been fighting against a tide of negativity and the ill informed opinions of people who read an article and decided that it was gospel.

    Again, it's a good OS. I will be going on to 10 but only for the DX 12 support.
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  • CosmicGypsy 01/06/2015

    Good to see the usual Windows 8 hate perpetuated by people who never really used it. It's a good OS which I've used since I built my current PC during the release preview and which I have found to be a perfectly fine desktop experience once I figured out where things were. I also saw a noticeable improvement in some games (mostly Source engine). Is it worth upgrading from 7 to 8? Probably not. Is Windows 8 a good OS? absobloodylutely.

    Is it annoying when people pose questions and then answer them to make a point? You're goddam right it is.
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  • We need to talk about emulation

  • CosmicGypsy 01/06/2015

    @Rogueywon I agree with the point in general, but 90+% of games will be unplayable?

    The vast majority of games are multiplatform releases, which means they hit Steam alongside consoles. It's only really the platform exclusive titles which we risk losing, which must be less than 10% of console releases.

    I retired my 360 a few years back and have managed to add most of my cherished games to my steam library through various Humble bundle deals and Steam sales.

    I'd love the emulation thing to become a reality. There have been a few devices like the RetroN which manage to let people play old cartridge games, something similar for disc based games would be fantastic, even if it just a bit of PC software.
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