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  • Russian MPs call for FIFA 17 ban over "gay propaganda"

  • CosmicGypsy 06/12/2016

    @ghostgate2001 We must also remember that wearing clothes with mixed fibers is an abomination. So all modern footballers are equally as abhorrent as homosexuals in the eyes of the bible. For some reason, religious people rank some abominations higher than others, even though this is not written in the Bible.

    It's almost as if they just take the bits they want to believe and interpret the rest however they want to.
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  • CosmicGypsy 06/12/2016

    @Indication Apart from Robbie Rogers of LA Galaxy. Reply +2
  • Five minutes of Mass Effect Andromeda gameplay reveals krogan, turian squadmates

  • CosmicGypsy 02/12/2016

    In space, no one can hear you squee Reply +10
  • Black Friday deals for Wednesday 23rd November

  • CosmicGypsy 23/11/2016

    @JamieW I suppose it depends on how dubious you find Amazon. I've been trying REALLY hard not to buy from them due to their dodgy tax practices.

    Sometimes my desires are stronger than my morals, but for the sake of a quid I will go direct to EA.

    Whoever you give your money to, you get a really good game. I enjoyed the first one but this really feels like they dialed everything up to 11.
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  • CosmicGypsy 23/11/2016

    I grabbed Titanfall 2, what a game that is.

    Worth noting that while it is cheaper from Amazon, there is an additional discount code Origin mailed out which gets you a further 20% off the sale price.

    Just add Titan20 at checkout.
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  • Mass Effect Andromeda ditches character classes, but lets you respec

  • CosmicGypsy 08/11/2016

    @TeaFiend Roger that...Krogan. Reply 0
  • Mass Effect Andromeda $199 Collector's Edition includes remote control Mako

  • CosmicGypsy 07/11/2016

    @system11 Out of interest, did you play on PC?

    I HATED the Mako when I played on console, but I played through the trilogy again on PC when they did the Humble deal a couple of years back and I found the Mako to be a completely different experience on mouse and keys, it was a joy.
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  • Murky world of PC game key reselling exposed by indie developer

  • CosmicGypsy 21/06/2016

    There was a really good article about this on Polygon last year, after Ubi pulled a load of the keys sold through these sites.

    It's an interesting read
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  • In Theory: Can next-gen Nvidia tech offer Titan X power for GTX 970 money?

  • CosmicGypsy 28/04/2016

    @Teapot I already decided, I am absolutely due an upgrade.

    I was hoping for June, but I can wait until July :D
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  • Why insiders think we'll see a new Xbox One at E3

  • CosmicGypsy 28/04/2016

    But Microsoft's new machine far more mysterious.
    This sentence far less proof reading
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  • Watch: Lost Reavers is impressively bad

  • CosmicGypsy 25/04/2016

    @TeaFiend Ha, you badly injured yourself and were in severe pain lol Reply +1
  • New Witcher 3 Blood & Wine screenshots are vibrantly colourful

  • CosmicGypsy 22/04/2016

    @matthone Yeah I played on a OC'd R9 280X. It was a great experience, but I am seriously considering a 980(Ti) (or maybe a 1080 if they are ready when it is time to buy)

    I really enjoyed my 1st playthrough and I am about to spend 4 months away from my partner for work, so I need a luxurious world to immerse myself in :)
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  • CosmicGypsy 22/04/2016

    @arcam I've never done an NG+ either, but I found this to be a bit of a cake walk after the first 5 or 6 hours of play. Which is why I quite fancy trying it on bastard-hard mode (it probably has a more eloquent name in-game) Reply 0
  • CosmicGypsy 22/04/2016

    I've been seriously considering a newgame+ playthrough before starting this. I fully intend on getting a new GPU in a month or 2 and the Witcher III was bloody stunning the first time around. I'd love to see it in all its glory. Reply +8
  • Sega to support Mega Drive game mods via Steam

  • CosmicGypsy 21/04/2016

    @FortysixterUK Personally I had a SNES, but I never understood the rivalry. My best mate had a Mega Drive so we spent one summer at his house playing Toejam & Earl, and the next at mine playing Super Mario Kart. Good times.

    ...and now I'm nearly 40.

    F*CK
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  • Smite streamer leaves Hi-Rez after controversial comments about suicide

  • CosmicGypsy 20/04/2016

    I hope losing his job doesn't affect his mental health.

    Unfortunately, arseholes like this tend to land on their feet and trundle on regardless.
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  • Watch: 33 minutes of The Banner Saga 2

  • CosmicGypsy 12/04/2016

    @ubergine I might have a Rook. Alette the price drop a little first though. Reply +2
  • Texan gunmaker comes under fire for NES Glock

  • CosmicGypsy 11/04/2016



    This is absolutely fine however. There's no problem with US gun attitudes.

    Nope.

    No way.

    No sir.
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  • Codemasters picks up Driveclub developer Evolution Studios

  • CosmicGypsy 11/04/2016

    @Fragtaster If the backing of the porn industry is the key to releasing successful technology, maybe the car porn industry might have a say when it comes to gaming. Reply +2
  • CosmicGypsy 11/04/2016

    @ShiftyGeezer I still think VR could revolutionise the racing genre. It's the only genre which translates to VR naturally. You have no space issues, you just sit in your chair with a steering while and you are transported into the cockpit of your car. The next few years will decide, but of the games I've tried with VR nothing has been quite as accessible and polished as games like Assetto Corsa and Dirt Rally (even without the optimisations for release hardware) Reply +2
  • CosmicGypsy 11/04/2016

    @jamyskis1981 Ah yes, those classic Codemasters racing simulation games Micro Machines and F1 Race Stars. Hardcore :p Reply +2
  • Quantum Break UK's best-selling boxed game

  • CosmicGypsy 11/04/2016

    @Master09 That joke was weak last week. It's not getting any less old with time. Reply 0
  • Rock Band 4's PC port falls short on crowdfunding site

  • CosmicGypsy 06/04/2016

    @kinky_mong I sent you a DM Reply 0
  • CosmicGypsy 06/04/2016

    @golem09 Wait, nobody has old DLC. It's never been available on PC.

    Anyone expecting cross platform availability of DLC is either insanely optimistic, or an idiot.

    It wouldn't have mattered anyway, because all those old tracks would have been made available for free via a mod within a few months. Because this is PC gaming, and we don't take any shit.
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  • CosmicGypsy 06/04/2016

    @kinky_mong Yeah it's a shitty situation on PC. I am about to throw away all my old Xbox 360 RB peripherals and I would have kept them if this was on the cards (I built a PC when I saw the poor spec on the current console generation and there seems to be no reason to go back to consoles now)

    Looks like a lot of plastic instruments will be going to landfill via a charity shop.

    I'll miss my Drums of Navarone
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  • CosmicGypsy 06/04/2016

    @kinky_mong Ah yes. As consolation for not being able to play Rock Band 4 on your PC, why not add to that by trying to track down the other games 3 in the series, which are also not available on PC. Reply +14
  • Face-Off: Dirt Rally

  • CosmicGypsy 06/04/2016

    @-TheDarkSide- Hot on the heels of showing everyone how Steam Early Access should be done too. Reply +14
  • Pro-vaping congressman takes heat after spending $1300 of campaign funds on Steam

  • CosmicGypsy 06/04/2016

    Those goddam Steam Winter Sales, they get us all in the end. Reply +29
  • Black Desert Online expands for free, future content plans revealed

  • CosmicGypsy 04/04/2016

    It's also important to note that you guys are wasting so much time calling it Black Desert Online

    The cool kids are just calling it Black D.
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  • CosmicGypsy 04/04/2016

    Fair enough I suppose. As I say, I don't play it. Ultimately, you will have to judge it over the long term. It's still pretty early days and in my experience the overall playability of the game is hugely important.

    How they develop the community and morph their systems is ultimately what makes or breaks an MMO though, so fingers crossed they find a way to keep everyone happy.
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  • CosmicGypsy 04/04/2016

    The game interests me.

    It's been telling though. There doesn't appear to be a P2W element to the shop, but people complain that it costs too much to customize appearance.

    This indicates that when people complain about P2W, their main concern is the P part.
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  • Miitomo: Nintendo's attempt to clean up social media

  • CosmicGypsy 04/04/2016

    It's so strangely addictive. I only installed it to have a look, and now I have the urge to open the app every time I see my phone. Wasted far too much time on it over the weekend.

    I've enjoyed being gross/insulting with my friends and it's been a real insight into people's sense of humour.

    I am sure everyone will have a different experience, but my Miitomo experience is currently a mix between a fairly normal social network, and a really grotesque episode of Southpark.
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  • Dirt Rally console review

  • CosmicGypsy 31/03/2016

    @shotbyascot There are a few Xbox specific reviews available. It rates higher on Xbox over at Metacritic too.

    I've read a few interviews stating that the performance is matched on the consoles. Maybe Digital foundry will do a comparison over the next week or so before release.
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  • CosmicGypsy 31/03/2016

    @mannyYearsAgo I disagree. The fact that it is challenging is what got me into racing games. Most track racers are so easy the genre just didn't excite me. I picked up DiRT Rally on Early access in a sale and loved it. Within a month I'd bought a G25 on ebay and I've never looked back.

    People shouldn't be put off by the fact that it is challenging. I went from very little experience with racing games to regular top 10 finishes. I was able to complete my first season and get promoted in career quite happily using only a pad. So yeah, it's actually great for beginners.

    The only people who should really avoid this game (in my opinion), are people who feel they have to win at everything all the time.

    With Dirt Rally, sometimes just limping across the finish line with a steaming radiator and a flat tyre feels like a massive accomplishment :)
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  • CosmicGypsy 30/03/2016

    @-TheDarkSide- I was the same. I didn't think it would be for me, but it really sucked me in. Me and a friend went from not really liking driving games, to putting in almost 500 hours between us.

    I am sure you are already into driving games, so you have less distance to cover than we did when it comes to being convinced :p
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  • CosmicGypsy 30/03/2016

    @HENGTEK-gaming Yeah, I didn't want to be too harsh, but I also didn't want people to think this was good advice.

    In unrelated news: DiRT Rally was my game of 2015. It got me into racing games like nothing else ever has (and believe me, I have tried). The community in general has been fantastic and I am really looking forward to seeing how the console crowd reacts.

    I hope it is a massive success, because I'd love to see more games offer this sort of challenge.
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  • CosmicGypsy 30/03/2016

    For those complaining about the review, keep in mind that this has already been reviewed on PC so they shouldn't really need too much additional detail. We just need to know if it is comparable, right?

    Dirt Rally PC Review
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  • CosmicGypsy 30/03/2016

    As a very general rule of thumb, match a corner's 'number' (from one to six), with the gear in which you attempt to take it.
    They did a huge amount of work within the PC community to move people away from this misconception (so many negative Steam reviews complaining that the calls didn't make sense because the Mini only has 4 gears). At least you say "very general" :p
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  • We know PlayStation 4.5 is real - but why is Sony making it?

  • CosmicGypsy 24/03/2016

    I've been holding off the current generation until the first proper hardware revision/redesign so I am eager to see what Microsoft and Sony are up to.

    If there are murmurs now, I wouldn't be shocked if this is a reality for Xmas this year.
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  • EA Sports UFC 2 review

  • CosmicGypsy 23/03/2016

    @goneski What do ANY of the screenshots have to do with their caption? Reply 0
  • CosmicGypsy 23/03/2016

    @Smokemeakipper I know right? And it's basically the Konami code too, for maximum retro feel.

    To be fair, nobody would pay for Joe Rogan DLC but it's a nice little thing to hide in there for free publicity.

    Dammit, I played right into your marketing trap EA. Well played.
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  • CosmicGypsy 23/03/2016

    Joe Rogan is unlockable too, for any UFC / Comedy fans.

    From the main menu:

    PlayStation 4: Up, Up, Down, Down, Left, Right, Left, Right, Circle, X and Options

    Xbox One: Up, Up, Down, Down, Left, Right, Left, Right, B, A and Menu.
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  • Black Desert Online's combat feels like a revolution for MMOs

  • CosmicGypsy 21/03/2016

    I'm seeing nothing but love for the Black D Online.

    Almost every MMO player I know has jumped on it and they seem to be having a whale of a time.

    Most MMOs are just methadone for WoW addicts, but this might actually stand a chance of of getting them to kick that nasty old habit (and replace it with a newer one)
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  • Project Cars on Oculus Rift looks intense

  • CosmicGypsy 21/03/2016

    @clive-owen The problem with PSVR, is that a) it isn't as good as the Rift or Vive and b) It's limited to a specific section of console owners.

    If you are writing off the Rift, I assume you are a console gamer. No PC gamer would put so little faith in their platform of choice.

    Oculus will survive because it is an unprecedented level of immersion and the kind of people who spend a lot of their time playing sim games on PC will lap it up (and there are a LOT of said people).

    If the easy option of buying a console was all people wanted, every single PC Component manufacturer wouldn't have a high-end gaming range and the PC gaming market would have been as dead as console gamers like to think it is (when in fact, it is still growing)

    The PSVR is a genuinely impressive bit of technology, but it is the budget option. If you can't afford the best, then you have to make sacrifices on quality. After the initial pre-order rush, most people will wait and within the next 2 years VR capable PC hardware and the units themselves will be much more competitively priced. Which is why @Carruthers43 is suggesting it is more of a marathon than a sprint.

    I don't even think there is a huge amount of competition between the 2 devices. The biggest threat to the Oculus is the Vive. Huge sales for PSVR will only increase the buzz around VR and push sales for Oculus.
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  • CosmicGypsy 18/03/2016

    This is Assetto Corsa on the DX2

    Just to show that in general, racing games are going to be amazing on VR :)

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  • CosmicGypsy 18/03/2016

    @MrPomeroy If you can afford it. But again, the 4690K is such a strong CPU that it should be fine for a few years.

    If you already have an i5, getting a VR capable card shouldn;t be too difficult or pricey. If you are building from scratch, then yeas I would probably spend a little extra and get the strongest CPU available. I always prefer to overspend on the CPU as upgrading graphics cards is a lot easier and something I will end up doing anyway.

    Personally, I have a 3770K which should do the job, and I plan to get a 980Ti to replace my R9 280X in the next few months. I don;t plan to really jump onboard the VR train until next year though. I need to see what support will be like for Vive & Rift, and to see what kind of issues crop up when they are out in the wild and causing havok :)
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  • CosmicGypsy 18/03/2016

    @Jarman74 I got into Racing Games this year because DiRT Rally sucked me in. I've tried pCars and Assetto Corsa, putting a good amount hours into each.

    pCars is the most accessible and probably my favourite for track racing
    Assetto Corsa feels the most realistic, but it is also a nightmare of menu design and generally a horrid experience when you are not on track.
    DiRT Rally was my game of 2015. I'm still playing it after almost a year.
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  • CosmicGypsy 18/03/2016

    @aj__81 It is. It's all about the single thread performance, so I think 2nd and 3rd gen will just about do the job, 4th gen and above will ace it.

    AMD is so far behind it is silly. Even their 9xxx series CPUs have such weak single core performance that they will only really work with the most basic of VR games.

    Unless there are some serious advancements in how DX12 facillitates VR, AMD CPUs are pretty much useless at this stage.
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  • CosmicGypsy 18/03/2016

    @MrPomeroy You really don't. Any core i5 is going to be fine in 99% of situations. Then you want something that's around a GTX 780 or better, so all-in I'd say you could have an exceptional VR capable PC for 1000. Then you just need to buy the VR kit :) Reply +4
  • CosmicGypsy 18/03/2016

    As I've said on a few of the VR articles, racing games really do show off this tech like nothing else I've seen so far.

    That ability to look over your shoulder, or look into the apex just improves the whole experience. From an early experience on the DX2 and Assetto Corsa, I decided this was going to be the right time for VR.

    I hope there are some rally games coming soon. I get the feeling that bombing down a narrow mountain road is going to be a heart stopping experience.
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