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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.
    Reply 0
  • 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.
    Reply -2
  • 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.
    Reply +7
  • 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.
    Reply 0
  • Nvidia GeForce GTX 960 review

  • CosmicGypsy 26/01/2015

    @p3r02d3r0 Not many cards aren't DX12. Nvidia already said pretty much from the 4XX series onward would support DX12. Reply +1
  • Theme Hospital is free to download on Origin

  • CosmicGypsy 21/01/2015

    I've never had an issue with Origin. It makes complete sense for EA to do anything to avoid handing over a percentage of their income to a rival company.

    At least Origin works. Uplay is a nightmare.
    Reply +8
  • Steam Broadcasting has arrived

  • CosmicGypsy 20/01/2015

    @Outpostmodern I considered it, but in the end I went with a lightweight linux distro and then installed Steam myself. Linux has come a long way since I last tried it 6 years ago though. Reply +3
  • Axelay saw Konami at its 90s peak

  • CosmicGypsy 19/01/2015

    @ronorra I remember my dad going to the U.S on a business trip and bringing us back 3 random American SNES carts. Among them, there Axelay and Legend of the Mystical Ninja.

    He had no idea what he was buying, but he picked up 2 of the best games I ever played. Fond memories of both of them. The other one was Madden, which I also played to death but doesn't fill me with the same level of nostalgic glee.
    Reply +2
  • CosmicGypsy 19/01/2015

    I loved this game. I remember being amazed at the audio. After selecting your weapons loadout it would say "Weapon initiation is completed, good luck". In an actual voice. Not impressive by today's standards but it was a revelation to me back then.

    I still get goosebumps thinking about it. It was one of the first games I really played obsessively.
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  • Assetto Corsa review

  • CosmicGypsy 19/01/2015

    I tried really hard to like this over the weekend, but it is savagely difficult. It seems completely unapproachable with a gampad and I never really got to grips with using a wheel for racing games (buying one to see if it is worthwhile seems like an expensive affair)

    I have no doubt that this is a great game for existing enthusiasts, but it isn't for me. Maybe I will try to borrow a wheel from a friend and give it another go. I really want to like it, but it is punishingly tough.
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  • CosmicGypsy 16/01/2015

    @The_shlaaaag_returns There are a few good videos of this on YouTube. I usually detest Oculus videos, but this game looks great. Reply 0
  • Layoffs hit F1 and Dirt developer Codemasters

  • CosmicGypsy 09/01/2015

    @Brev2034 Toybox Turbos is Micro machines in all but name, it is pretty good fun too imho :) Reply +5
  • Football Manager 2015 review

  • CosmicGypsy 05/11/2014

    Looks like I will be picking this up. I buy it every other year and this keeps me happy. I always wait until about February, then pick it up in a sale. It will have been patched, have the January transfer update, and I will get another 2 years of happy gaming out of it.

    I am looking forward to taking my beloved Stockport County from the Conference North, back to the Championship and beyond.
    Reply +1
  • Telltale's Game of Thrones is coming later this year

  • CosmicGypsy 29/10/2014

    Just as long as we all remember that those who have read the books are superior to those who only watched the TV show or played the game, this should be great.

    It is important that we respect their superiority though. Never forget that.
    Reply +7
  • Codemasters making a Micro Machines-style racer called Toybox Turbos

  • CosmicGypsy 24/10/2014

    @LetsGo Apples and oranges though. How many digital only games appear in the official games chart. You aren't wrong in what you are saying, I just feel that this is aimed at a different market. Reply 0
  • CosmicGypsy 24/10/2014

    @Beano What's the install base of these machines V's say, the X360 + PS3 + PC?

    Also, how does this compare to this game's target demographic?

    Please let me know so I can present a well researched and clearly defined point before I call them. Seriously, I am more than happy to call them but I don't want to sound like a complete idiot.
    Reply +4
  • Unity reportedly up for sale

  • CosmicGypsy 14/10/2014

    @Eldritch Say what now? Reply 0
  • Rocksmith 2014 Edition PlayStation 4 and Xbox One release date announced

  • CosmicGypsy 24/09/2014

    @Baban_Iesu I'll dig around.

    EDIT: The shop I got the cable from no longer stocks them, looks like it is £20 on Amazon though.
    The game £9.99 on the humble store right now, you won't get it any cheaper than this.
    Reply +3
  • CosmicGypsy 24/09/2014

    @Baban_Iesu Adapter was £15, the game itself was £10 in some sale or other. Totally worth it.

    There is even homebrew DLC, all you need to access it is a single DLC purchase.
    Reply +4
  • Nvidia GeForce GTX 970 review

  • CosmicGypsy 24/09/2014

    This really is a giant leap in GPU architecture.

    The fact they are still using the 28nm process makes it even more incredible.

    I plan to stick with my 280X since I only just bought it, but I know AMD are working on 20nm technology and Nvidia almost certainly are too. Either way, I think next year's cards are going to be immense.
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  • Goat Simulator gallops onto iOS and Android

  • CosmicGypsy 17/09/2014

    @VideoGameAddict25 I've goat nothing. Reply +6
  • Harmonix signs publishing deal to make more mobile games

  • CosmicGypsy 15/09/2014

    @Sammoore Amazing. I was a huge fan of Drop the Dead Donkey on C4 as a kid, so I like to think these people are channeling the spirit of Gus Hedges Reply +1
  • CosmicGypsy 15/09/2014

    The Tiltingpoint.com URL makes me question the legitimacy of this company. Not that everyone needs a company website, but most serious companies have one.

    Reading through their linkedin page is a nightmare of management speak.

    "Tilting Point executes best-in-class user acquisition while capturing mindshare and developing long term branding through marketing and PR"

    "Tilting Pointís expert product management team utilizes the latest tools and data to develop a winning freemium monetization strategy"

    "Tilting Point employ relaxation techniques to turn off stress river and mosey gently down contentment creek"

    (that last one might not actually be from their LinkedIN)
    Reply +3
  • Radeon R9 285 review

  • CosmicGypsy 02/09/2014

    @MrWonderstuff In terms of performance, they ARE pretty much the same. The main reason I made the switch was because I really wanted a 3 screen setup and Nvidia drivers force you to use 3 screens which are exactly the same resolution. Using widescreen monitors for screens intended to tickle my peripheral vision seems like a waste.

    They Extra Vram almost certainly helps with the additional screen real estate I am utilising now and it does look like aiming for more than 2GB of Vram is the way to go if Watchdogs and it's ilk are anything to go by.

    Oh, and I got the 280X for a bargain basement £140, which made the decision for me really :)
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  • CosmicGypsy 02/09/2014

    I just switched my GTX 770 2GB for an R9 280X 3GB and I couldn't be happier.

    AMD's recent addition of mixed resolution Multi-Monitor support means I am now running a 3 screen Eyefinity setup using a 1920x1200 centre screen and 2 1600x1200 side screens.

    Essentially, due to the reputation of AMD and Nvidia, I was able to sell a 770 and buy a card which performs better, then use the money I had left to increase my resolution from 1920x1200 to 5120x1200. The 280X handles this resolution flawlessly on everything I have played.

    Edit: I am really appreciating the negs for what I thought was a pretty innocuous post :)
    Reply +22
  • Madden NFL 15 review

  • CosmicGypsy 01/09/2014

    @Furnace-Inferno The most obvious example of this is in American Motorsport. Most British people dismiss it as going fast and turning left, which is a very accurate description of what is happening on-track, but oval racing is incredibly nuanced and when you understand it it can be genuinely enthralling. Reply +1
  • CosmicGypsy 29/08/2014

    @airjoca Erm, but NBA 2K15 will not have any Cricket in it.

    Ok the figures a ARE pretty close (2-3 billion fans for each sport), I'll stop being an ass :p
    Reply +6
  • CosmicGypsy 29/08/2014

    @Physically_Insane Your interest in a sport depends on your understanding of it. Most sports are fairly complex, so the little things which excite their ardent fans are meaningless to most newcomers.

    Pretty much all sport is equally boring, except of course Kabbadi which is the greatest and most exciting sport ever conceived by mankind.
    Reply +18
  • The worst games I've ever played, by Ellie Gibson

  • CosmicGypsy 29/08/2014

    Happy to see one of the games I have worked on featured in this list :) Reply 0
  • Leading creators back latest Tropes vs Women video

  • CosmicGypsy 27/08/2014

    @Frandelicious The point isn't that we should be making games for women though, it is that we shouldn't be making games designed to specifically exclude them or make them feel uncomfortable. It is laziness from a male dominated industry.

    Of all these games "for Men", how many people playing them actually give a fuck that their hero is a macho brodude pussy hound?

    And again, seriously, are you going to accept that half of what you are saying is just bullshit.

    You ask a question, people answer. People ask you a question, you ask them a different question and avoid any request for you to justify the bullshit you are typing.
    Reply 0
  • CosmicGypsy 27/08/2014

    @Frandelicious So your "Capitalism is not sexist" statement was really, really specific and related only to the games industry? You are not English too good then.

    I am pointing out that your argument in that area is pointless and wrong.

    Capitalism is not sexist, no, but it is irrelevant because Capitalism is an economic system and economic systems don't tend to be inherently sexist.

    I am willing to bet that you are a cisgendered white male. Not all cisgendered white males have your attitudes, but all people with your attitudes tend to be cisgendered white males.
    Reply -4
  • CosmicGypsy 27/08/2014

    @bobomb Do you ever wonder if some people are genuinely too stupid to understand they have created a circular argument, or if they are just trolling you? Reply +3
  • CosmicGypsy 27/08/2014

    @cattypat I hate happy and confident women too...actually, wait a minute. What exactly is the point you are trying to make here? Reply -3
  • CosmicGypsy 27/08/2014

    @Frandelicious Can you explain why Hollywood continues to pour a disproportionate amount of funding into male-led movies when statistics from the recent years show without doubt that female led movies make more money? Reply 0
  • CosmicGypsy 27/08/2014

    @KingFunkIII Exactly, people get confused so easily between misandry and feminism (often because misandry is incorrectly presented as feminism)

    Not all feminists are misandrists
    Not all religious people are fundamentalists.

    Because people misappropriate an ideology it shouldn't devalue that ideology, especially when it is something so simple as "All people should be treated equally"
    Reply +17
  • Steam beta adds 'hide this game in my library' option

  • CosmicGypsy 08/08/2014

    @TarickStonefire If I buy a bundle from Humble for the one game I want to play and end up with stuff I am not likely to play as a result, it isn't really a waste of money. I still got the one game I wanted to play for less than it would normally cost. Reply +2
  • CosmicGypsy 08/08/2014

    Meh, they have had allowed you to place games in custom categories for ages. I have one category for games I have finished playing, and 1 for the guff I picked up in Steam sales and will probably never play. Removing them completely seems unnecessary since it is so easy to hide them away but leave them accessible. Reply 0
  • Codemasters offers refunds on Colin McRae Rally after negative Steam reviews

  • CosmicGypsy 06/08/2014

    @Guy.J. I suggesting that maybe they developed the game on PC, then released it on mobile, then released it on PC. Reply -3
  • CosmicGypsy 06/08/2014

    @bad09 My point was that most Mobile phones, certainly iOS devices, are considerably more powerful than the PS2 and are in fact fast approaching PS3 quality. So other than the menu, what indicates that this game was ported to PC? It is more likely that the game was developed on PC (because it is easier), and then tweaked to work on mobile platforms.

    If this IS the case, then your argument is based on nothing. I don't know either way, and despite the nature of your replies neither do you. It doesn't stop you demanding that they include something in the description which might not actually be true.
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  • CosmicGypsy 06/08/2014

    @bad09 Thanks, that's a great insight. Can you quote the bit where I referenced the quality of the game?

    I am trying to have a debate on this but it is difficult when you repeat the same things over and over and instead of responding to points I make, you fabricate things and reply to those.
    Reply -2
  • CosmicGypsy 06/08/2014

    @bad09 I actually think the "it's a mobile game" is a little unfair. Open GL means that this would likely have been developed on PC and then ported to mobile as this is a pretty simple process. Yes, the menu might have been designed to look best on a phone, but that doesn't necessarily mean it is a port of a mobile game. In fact, try the game on a TV in big picture mode and the the menu works pretty damn well tbh.

    If this is just a game that runs happily on multiple platforms, what then is your problem with it?

    And again, you are equating doing something wrong with intentionally duping people. I am not saying they did nothing wrong, it is obvious that the description was not clear enough for a lot of people. However they admitted this and tried to rectify the problem. You are apparently still not happy.
    Reply -2
  • CosmicGypsy 06/08/2014

    @bad09 Ah, I see. So the fact they stated it was a port of a PS2 game made you make that assumption.

    Actually, where was that bit? I can't find it.
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  • CosmicGypsy 06/08/2014

    @cowell To me, it seemed like an honest mistake, maybe the usual marketing polish that got a little out of hand and wasn't measured enough. I don't think the internet backlash was proportional, especially when it seemingly continues AFTER they offered to refund unhappy customers.

    Ultimately (and maybe EG can help by doing a follow up piece on this after the 18th), I'd like to find out how many people actually took the offer of a refund. That would be interesting to me. I have no interest in the complaints of the loudest idiots, which is what this feels like. Id rather see the stats to show how popular the refund option is.

    I think their offer being until the 18th is a little naive though. How many people will just complete the game over the next 2 weeks and then take the refund?
    Reply -2
  • CosmicGypsy 06/08/2014

    @bad09 As far as I can see, the only mistake Codies made was in not assuming that most people are morons. This turned into another PR disaster which they have tried to rectify with this offer.

    Personally, I like not being treated like a moron.

    As is so often the case these days, when bad PR like this starts it risks turning into a tidal wave. Offering a refund is not an admission of guilt, it is acceptance of the landscape we live in.

    You can see the original description above, what exactly was misleading about this?

    If I bought the game with the above description and I got the game that matched the above description (which from all accounts, is EXACTLY what the game is) what is the problem?
    Reply -1
  • CosmicGypsy 06/08/2014

    I really think this is a lot of people moaning about nothing. I looked in on this game on release day and Steam was full of positive comments from people who had bought the game and were loving it. The original description states nowhere that it is a HD remake, in fact the original line "based on content from the 90% Metacritic rated Colin McRae Rally 2.0" makes it pretty clear in my mind that this is not the HD remake so many people were expecting.

    People made huge assumption based on the number of HD remakes that are being released, putting 2 and 2 together, coming up with 17 and then getting really angry that 2+2 isn't 17. I don't really think this is Codemasters' problem but well done to them for offering a refund and changing the description to make it abundantly clear.

    As the original Kotaku article which broke this story states, other than the menu looking like it came straight from a mobile game this is actually a really fun retro blast which is well worth the £5 or so it costs.
    Reply -10
  • Thailand military junta bans Tropico 5

  • CosmicGypsy 04/08/2014

    Wow, first they essentially make John Oliver an enemy of the state and now this.

    It seems Thailand's military junta has it in for all of my favourite forms of entertainment right now.

    Still, as far as I know they have not yet banned wanking.
    Reply +18
  • Rust dev angers fans by announcing new prototype Riftlight

  • CosmicGypsy 28/07/2014

    Some of these might not be the best analogies, but HBO certainly takes your subscription money before they have finished filming a series. They have a history of betting the farm on many of their TV shows. The most recent one being Game of Thrones, where they didn't have the money to finish season 1 when they started airing it. If it hadn't been a success, it could have taken the whole company down.

    As others have said, this is common practice in the games industry, and in general.

    A lot of the complaints here seem to be not about what the company is doing, but what they might be doing. So you read between the lines, jumped to a conclusion and then got angry about the implications of something that you fabricated.
    Reply +4
  • You've got male

  • CosmicGypsy 19/07/2014

    This caused so much outrage and almost all of it is from people who's only exposure to the Marvel Universe has been on their TV screen.

    This is not new, or scary, or probably even permanent. Just take a few deep breaths, enjoy the hilarious boob armour and it will all be over soon.
    Reply +10
  • Ubisoft now employs a chief parkour officer for Assassin's Creed

  • CosmicGypsy 17/07/2014

    This is the best thing to ever happen to Parkour
    Reply +3
  • Former Valve contributor and VR specialist warns against the tech's future

  • CosmicGypsy 14/07/2014

    It's pathetic watching you grind away on your own! Day after day after day, you're like a dog that's missing it's master's leg! That groinal attachment's supposed to have a lifetime's guarantee. You've worn it out nearly three weeks. Reply +16