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  • Dirt Rally could well be Codemasters' first real sim

  • CosmicGypsy 28/04/2015

    @mannyYearsAgo "This is the Dark Souls of racing games"

    If they ever get this into a box and on a retail shelf, I expect to see this quote proudly emblazoned on the front.
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  • CosmicGypsy 27/04/2015

    @Gemini42 The joys of early access. I am sure they will have a fix out soon enough if they get enough bug reports. Can't be too hard to track down a common cause if a few people are seeing it. Reply +1
  • CosmicGypsy 27/04/2015

    @Gemini42 Equally as many? I have seen a few bug reports on the forums/Steam but the vast majority seem to be enjoying it without issue.

    Give them time, they won't be doing 24 hr support but I am sure these issues will be ironed out asap. I am 99.9% sure you won't be waiting for months like some early access games :)
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  • Gabe Newell responds to paid mods controversy

  • CosmicGypsy 27/04/2015

    @mannyYearsAgo Well, that DOES look like the next logical step, yes. Reply 0
  • Batman: Arkham Knight PC system requirements detailed

  • CosmicGypsy 23/04/2015

    @himmatsj Sell it quick and get the 750Ti

    The 750 was only ever going to be good for a short period, or for more media-centric machines.

    The joys of PC ownership :/
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  • CosmicGypsy 23/04/2015

    I do love "Recommended" system specs. It's mostly a load of guesswork and nonsense. Reply +1
  • Infinite Crisis review

  • CosmicGypsy 23/04/2015

    @TheHammerite Please elaborate. Do you just miss having a number? Honestly, what is there to say here? It's a MOBA. It's does absolutely nothing original. They have provided more detail than I would have. Reply -7
  • Overlord: Fellowship of Evil announced via gameplay trailer

  • CosmicGypsy 22/04/2015

    The toughest decision in gaming.

    Sire, the tower can only accommodate one Mistress, unfortunately.
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  • The best PC games

  • CosmicGypsy 20/04/2015

    @bad09 Exactly this. Devs also don't have to deal with preowned games eating into their profits (and the end user can still buy games for the same price because we see more dynamic pricing). Additionally, they get to sell games for the long haul, not just for the life span of a console (we all own KotOR on Steam right guys?). Even if you factor in the cut Steam takes, it still works out to be more cost effective developing a game for PC than for a console, especially in the long-term.

    PC just needs an image overhaul. A lot of the problems people have with PC games are no different on consoles now or haven't been an issue for 5 or more years. The platform has come a long way.
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  • CosmicGypsy 20/04/2015

    @Zicoroen The tablet has already peaked though. So there was a huge climb up to last year, and now those that have adopted tablets to make life easier have already done so. That's a small portion of business users though. Most have realised that the tablet has limited uses.

    Ultimately, the PC will live or die as a gaming device based on ease of use. There are a bewildering array of options and nobody is doing more to make this digestible than Valve. Steam OS and Steam in general have been huge advances. As this article points out, the cost of entry is no greater than the price of a PS4 (yet what it doesn't point out, is that the prices of PC games drop much more quickly so the savings you can make as a heavy gamer are not insignificant).
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  • CosmicGypsy 20/04/2015

    @Zicoroen People have been saying this since the dawn of time. It isn't based on any actual facts though. The PC Market has in fact grown year on year. You tend to see it stagnate a little with the introduction of a new console generation, then it starts to climb again. There is a ton of data to back this up, like this this report from JPR

    If you have any evidence to back up your claim then feel free, but despite year on year predictions of a decline in the PC market, the opposite has proved to be true.

    Now if people can stop using that whole "PC Master Race" bullshit, we might be able to get people to stop thinking we are all wankers and encourage them to adopt the best and most versatile gaming platform :)

    This article from Forbes is also pretty interesting. PC is not going anywhere, especially with the recent developments with low power consumption which will make powerful laptops more commonplace.

    If you look at the performance to power use ratio for a GPU like the GTX 750Ti, Microsoft and Sony must both be really kicking themselves that they couldn't hold out for a couple of extra years with their new consoles. This generation of consoles has a lot to do to prove itself. PC will continue to grow and Valve could position themselves well by pushing Steam and Steam machines as a great alternative to mediocre console experiences.

    If Nintendo can capitalise with a new console which takes advantage of the latest Nvidia tech, the whole gaming landscape could see some really big changes.
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  • HTC One M9 review

  • CosmicGypsy 20/04/2015

    I've been a serial upgrader for about 8 years. My HTC One M7 is about to come up for renewal and I like it so much I am going to keep it. It does what I need it to. The build quality is superb and it is still a stunning phone. Reply 0
  • CosmicGypsy 20/04/2015

    @foolsgold6970 NEWSFLASH: We've been able to play games on phones for about 15 years or more.

    Monument Valley anyone?
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  • Grand Theft Auto 5 played on omni-directional treadmill and Oculus Rift

  • CosmicGypsy 17/04/2015

    @Stu To be fair to them, this has been around for ages and they have demonstrated their tech in a variety of ways and using a variety of games. Obviously, they are going to jump on the biggest PC game release of the year too.

    Personally, I am hoping for a dream combination of playing Elder Scrolls with the Virtuix Omni + Razer Hydra + Whichever 3D vidigoggles turn out to be the best.

    I will probably be murdering quite a lot of things with this setup. My partner will probably murder me when she sees the electricity bill too.
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  • Namco's Godzilla fights Mothra in new gameplay footage

  • CosmicGypsy 16/04/2015

    @camo_kill Negs don't mean people didn't like your comment, they mean you are commenting on Eurogamer. Half of them will just be people who are annoyed you beat them to the first post. Reply +1
  • BEEFER: Saving old games from the attic

  • CosmicGypsy 15/04/2015

    I made a concious decision to stop buying new games on Steam until I had cleared my backlog. The only time I break this rule, is for nostalgia. Most of my PS2 and Xbox collection is long gone, donated to a children's ward with the arrival of the last generation of consoles. I find it somehow reassuring to know that I still have games like Vice City & Knights of the Old Republic sitting there in my steam library should I ever feel the need to take a stroll down memory lane. I will happily re-buy any classics from the last generation too before I finally retire my 360 (though I will probably wait and pick them off in Humble sales). Reply +2
  • GTA 5's weird endgame

  • CosmicGypsy 15/04/2015

    I've been waiting for this to hit PC for a while but I have so far played it for about 4 hours at a friend's house, on the 360. During those 4 hours, I think I finished 2 missions, the rest of the time I spent exploring and just having fun.

    I think what they should really look into for their next iteration, is a boss system like Shadow of Mordor. That would give you a never ending single player experience which you could keep dipping back into whenever you fancy.

    As soon as I can get it for a reasonable price on PC though, I am sure I will be losing a couple of months to this.
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  • Guitar Hero Live has redesigned controller with six black and white notes

  • CosmicGypsy 14/04/2015

    1st person, so you're saying it will have Oculus support right? Reply 0
  • CosmicGypsy 14/04/2015

    @bigfriendlygamer Or is that Guitboard hero? Reply 0
  • CosmicGypsy 14/04/2015

    @leewilliamson Yeah you are right, they probably knocked this together in a couple of weeks, that's how game development works Reply 0
  • CosmicGypsy 14/04/2015

    @Mike1980 I know what you are saying. I think Rocksmith is a fantastic learning tool and game all rolled into one. I've had as much fun playing Rocksmith as I ever had playing Rock Band or Guitar Hero, but I can now actually play a few songs on a real guitar.

    The amount of mod support for the PC version is astonishing too. You can learn pretty much anything you want to and have fun doing it.

    Guitar Hero got me into the genre, Rock Band Fueled my obsession, but Rocksmith just feels like the natural conclusion.

    A real guitar is clearly the best peripheral and considering how well built many of the beginner sets are, it's amazing how comparable the price is to buying a piece of plastic with an Xbox or Playstation logo on it.
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  • "We tell Sega what our release dates are"

  • CosmicGypsy 10/04/2015

    @grassyknoll Maybe, but it's the most beautiful and intricate spreadsheet ever created.

    It is also proof that God exists (just search "Eric Cantona").
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  • CosmicGypsy 10/04/2015

    It's still my favourite game series of all time. Though from 2007 I started buying every other season, then I stopped buying completely in 2013 (mostly because I am still really enjoying the game, if anything they made 2013 so good I don't feel like a newer revision is necessary). I started with Championship Manager 93/94 & Championship Manager Italia, and I've been playing it ever since. I don't even watch or care about football any more, but I still enjoy building a team in FM. Reply +4
  • Total War Battles: Kingdom enters open beta

  • CosmicGypsy 10/04/2015

    @Arsecake_Baker I don't think it is really aimed the kind of people who are reviewing it. Games like Evony, Goodgame Empire, they rake in literally millions for their developers and most are pretty shitty Civ clones.

    This looks like a massive step up from that sort of thing. Slapping the Total War name on it might bite them in the ass though, given that it probably won't appeal to the vast majority of Total War players.
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  • CosmicGypsy 10/04/2015

    Well, given that there are hundreds of browser/Facebook games using images from Total War in adverts, it is good to see the real thing stepping into the F2P space. I might give it a bash. I am always wary of pay-to-win whiners, because what they usually seem to mean is "It's a bit hard unless you spend money".

    It looks quite nice and I quite like the challenge of seeing how well I can do in games like this without spending cash (then if I find I am enjoying the experience, I will happily drop a few quid, because developers gots to eat too)
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  • 9 minutes of gorgeous Trine 3 gameplay footage

  • CosmicGypsy 10/04/2015

    @Jose_Snake I know, he's expressing a preference and an opinion.

    How dare he, right?
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  • Daniel Radcliffe in talks to play GTA producer Sam Houser

  • CosmicGypsy 09/04/2015

    I hope they put a Shrek in it Reply 0
  • Football Manager Classic out on tablets tonight for 14.99

  • CosmicGypsy 08/04/2015

    @Acrid If it is the full classic mode from recent FM games, it should be a treat. I usually only delve into the full game, but I started playing one of the challenges a few months back just to see how it was and I got addicted to the quick progression. I am now 10 seasons in and have taken my team from the Conference North to the Prem. The game still has plenty of depth. Reply +1
  • CosmicGypsy 08/04/2015

    @LetsGo You are completely right. You are not the target audience, so it is shit.

    Why would you want to make a fair price comparison either? That's just insane.
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  • CosmicGypsy 08/04/2015

    @RicardoG They will almost certainly have this, because they already have it in this mode for the full PC game.

    They will have microtransaction cheats, such as paying 99p to build a new 25,000 seater stadium. Almost all of the buyable cheats they added recently are unlockable just by playing the game too, it's one of the best microtransaction implementations I have seen

    I balked at this change initially too, but it is very unobtrusive and it doesn't hinder regular gameplay at all.
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  • New 3DS StreetPass games coming as part of International StreetPass Week

  • CosmicGypsy 08/04/2015

    I play the StreetPass, because there's no place I can go
    StreetPass, it's the only life I know
    StreetPass, and there's a thousand parts to play
    StreetPass, until you play your life away
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  • UK launch for free-to-play shooter Ghost in the Shell Online

  • CosmicGypsy 07/04/2015

    @MrTomFTW Female characters tend to be 'armed to the tits' Reply -1
  • Halo Online modders working to strip micro-transactions, release worldwide

  • CosmicGypsy 07/04/2015

    @Shinetop Actually looks real. Using his real name too, so it is quite easy to find out he is from the midlands and that he seems to be a Gamergater and general bunghole. One of those special kinds of people who thinks they are smarter than everyone because they have a half decent vocabulary, but then wonders why they aren't progressing in life and can't maintain personal relationships (hint, it's because you're not very pleasant). The kind of person who feels that being critical requires any level of critical thinking, and that being cynical or skeptical only requires that you maintain a contrary viewpoint.

    Seriously though, real name. If you want to see any confirmation on how much of a douche nozzle he is, check Facebook.
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  • CosmicGypsy 07/04/2015

    @williamarthurfenton Wow, whiniest kid on EG? Wah wah pay to win, wah wah not fair.

    You got downvoted because you didn't actually make a point, you just whined like a little baby.

    Only idiots assume all F2P models are P2W. Since you absolutely do not have the information required to make your opinion informed, it is an invalid opinion.

    I could be wrong though, in which case what you should probably do is get a job in game development while you still know everything.
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  • Assassin's Creed Chronicles now a three-part series set in China, India, Russia

  • CosmicGypsy 01/04/2015

    Climax were a good group when I worked with them a few years back, assuming these are the same team based in Portsmouth.

    I always enjoyed calling their office, because their receptionist would do the classic receptionist-style rising vocal intonation as she said "Hello Climax", as though she were actually reaching climax every time she answered the phone.
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  • Minecraft free for Northern Ireland secondary schools

  • CosmicGypsy 26/03/2015

    @Haran43 I think he is trying to express the disproved theory that Autism occurs at higher rates these days, while simultaneously expressing unfounded and incorrect assumptions about how children learn.

    Quite amazing really, to make 2 completely incorrect statements and look like a huge bunghole in just a single sentence.

    Encarta '95 was great though, I'll give him that
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  • You've got the touch: How a mobile game gave birth to a human child

  • CosmicGypsy 25/03/2015

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  • Geralt's beard grows as you play Witcher 3

  • CosmicGypsy 24/03/2015

    @TeaFiend You just need to get the Philishave DLC, sponsored by Philishave Coolskin, for a smoother, closer shave.

    Brought to you by Philips.
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  • Layoffs at DriveClub developer Evolution

  • CosmicGypsy 20/03/2015

    @davidclatney Missed deadlines, problems on launch.

    Do you happen know what their senior management were told the forecasts would be (1.5 million would be a conservative estimate for a low-mid budget racing game, so you can be pretty sure they were hoping to sell a lot more than 2)

    Like I said, the failures might only be perceived failures but it's the people on the end of this kind of shit that feel the brunt of them.
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  • CosmicGypsy 20/03/2015

    @davidclatney I've worked in the industry for 11 years and I know that is nonsense. If they are contract workers, they don't announce it. A studio has a long term plan. A perceived failure leads to that plan changing, and then layoffs occur.

    The failure is often caused by poor decisions (or even overambitious expectations) made by the person who sits you down and tells you they are letting you go (or even worse, that they are "Ramping down staff levels" or some other awful management speak so they can avoid using traditionally negative language).

    The guy who made the bad decisions? He's probably being moved elsewhere to continue making bad decisions. He might even end up with a pay rise.

    Like I said, it's a cruel industry.
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  • CosmicGypsy 19/03/2015

    Good luck to everyone affected. It's a bloody cruel industry. Reply +42
  • Microsoft will allow pirates free upgrades to Windows 10

  • CosmicGypsy 20/03/2015

    @jimmyok I could show you my Steam library, and then how much of that is filtered down when I select the Linux filter. It's a LOT.

    If you are a gamer (which is kinda assumed if you are on EG), Linux is not a genuine option. It's come a long way in the last 5 or 6 years but it is too limiting, at least until we start to see more big releases running without issues.
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  • CosmicGypsy 19/03/2015

    If anyone is interested in why DX 12 is going to make Windows 10 worth upgrading to, there is a really interesting post by Promit on this GameDev Forum Post

    It breaks down all the problems inherent with current drivers, and how DX12 should resolve them (not to say that the same won't be true of Mantle/Vulcan, but DX12 is likely to get more universal attention and support)

    It's a fairly long read, but it is a good insight from the dev and hardware side into a lot of the problems PC gamers encounter.

    DX12 is certainly the main reason I plan to jump straight into Windows 10 as soon as possible.
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  • CosmicGypsy 19/03/2015

    @Syrette It depends on your system, but Win 8 has a lot of great features, especially when using multi-core CPU's. With source engine games like Titanfall, I got a noticeable performance increase, plus there is the additional benefit of DX12 support which will apply to virtually every Nvidia card since the GTX 4xx series (AMD have been more cagey, but it will probably apply to most of their hardware too)

    DX 12 is going to be a game changer.

    So yeah, it's probably worth it if you game on your PC.
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  • CosmicGypsy 19/03/2015

    @csber3 You'd use the built in backup to create a restore disk as soon as you are finished with the update, then you don;t really need to worry.

    I also think they send you an upgrade key though, so you can use this for a fresh install using an ISO from the Microsoft site.

    Essentially, they make it as easy as possible to install these days :)
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  • Titanfall: One year on

  • CosmicGypsy 19/03/2015

    I really enjoyed Titanfall for a good while, but then I moved and my internet connection stops me really being able to play games online. I initially detested the last titan standing mode but it quickly became my favourite once I got used to the slower and more tactical dynamic.

    Only one thing that really bothers me about this article; Can people stop crediting CoD with inventing remorting with their prestige system? Sure they made it popular, but it wasn't a revolutionary design concept. If a name already exists for this, it's just lazy to liken everything to prestige.

    It probably shouldn't annoy me as much as it does, but it's one of those things that CoD constantly seems to get credit for.
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  • Xbox One controller update halves connection time

  • CosmicGypsy 27/01/2015

    @monkeighy Wow, I think you missed the point here.

    I am pretty sure you expect you controller to last more than 30 hours. When the batteries it comes with expire, you are forced to buy more. This is not an issue for PS4.

    If MS didn't cheap out they would supply a play and charge kit with the console so people who buy them can play as much as they wasn't with no additional hidden costs.

    I am not a console fanboy on here trying to start a war. I am merely stating the fact that when non rechargeable batteries run out, you have to buy more.
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  • CosmicGypsy 27/01/2015

    @Baban_Iesu They do indeed force you to either buy batteries, or spend 17 on one of their play and charge kits.

    As @Kevboard says though, decent rechargeables are more cost effective.
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  • CosmicGypsy 27/01/2015

    Just imagine what you can do with that spare time.

    We really do live in the future, and it is bright and wonderful.
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  • Professional Lumberjack 2015 headed to PC and consoles

  • CosmicGypsy 27/01/2015

    On a mildly related note, has anyone watched Saw Dogs?

    Chainsaw art is a real thing. Art for real men, by real men.
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