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  • 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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  • FIFA 16 features female national teams for first time

  • CosmicGypsy 28/05/2015

    @the_rydster Not at all. Manliness is not reflected by your ability to kick this shit out of somebody.

    Again, specifically the point I am making.

    Sport is sport.

    Ultimately if you look at any womens sport as "they can do anything men can do" it is patronising. These 2 women are an example of this. You wouldn't say these women can do what men can do, these women can perform better than swathes of men in their field. I use them as an example because MMA has been embracing women like no other sport. Maybe because it is a new sport, but they have been more progressive and ready to adapt than any other professional sport.

    I am still to see you explain your point.

    Somehow, FIFA is YOUR game? Having more options diminishes that because of something? Propaganda was it? You have all of the mental acuity of an MRA
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  • CosmicGypsy 28/05/2015

    @arcam Erm, that's precisely the point.

    People are complaining that women shouldn't be in it because it is a mens' game (or that their stats should reflect their perceived weaknesses)

    Which is all nonsense. Millions of women play football and consoles.
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  • CosmicGypsy 28/05/2015

    Both of these women would show every male professional footballer EXACTLY why calling something a mens' game is ridiculous.

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  • CosmicGypsy 28/05/2015

    This is the best news I have seen about this game in years.

    It won't make me buy it, but I am happy to see progress.

    They should drop the FIFA name next and go for something less associated with corruption, exploitation and slavery.
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  • Perception is a new horror game from some of the people behind BioShock

  • CosmicGypsy 26/05/2015

    @Golgo I am sure you had a point to make, but the words you chose entirely failed to express it. Reply +11
  • Is this the new Logitech wheel for PlayStation 4?

  • CosmicGypsy 22/05/2015

    I'm just hoping to get a good deal on a G27 if this rumour is true. I've been looking at getting a decent wheel for PC and this bodes well for me being able to pick up a great bit of kit for a reasonable price.

    Anyone complaining about having to upgrade hasn't really looked at the ebay pricing for these. You can still easily get 170+ for a well looked after G27 and they aren't much more that that new (I've even seen them for 150 at PC world a few months ago)

    Anyway, non of this is official so it's probably not worth getting into a tizz over just yet :)
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  • Brian Fargo's vision for The Bard's Tale 4

  • CosmicGypsy 19/05/2015

    So to clarify, Brian Fargo of the Wells Fargo Bank needs money to fund a game venture.

    The phrase "Got bank", applies directly to him in a way that no rapper is ever likely to understand.

    That guy needs your money so that his hard working team can spend their days surfing from their base on a beach in California. Cough up people. It's for a good cause.
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  • Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor gets Game of Year Edition

  • CosmicGypsy 29/04/2015

    @Baban_Iesu From what I can see listed on the cover, it is exactly the same. Reply 0
  • CosmicGypsy 29/04/2015

    @internisus I am pretty sure this is all in your head. If there are gameplay tweaks to the original, they patch them in (Microsoft and Sony are prett strict about this, especially in games with competitive online play).

    This GOTY is exactly the same as the premium edition. It is just a remaster they can put on a shelf with a flashy cover to sell a few extra units.

    It's not like with music, where the band you have loved for years releases an album so you buy it on day 1. Then 6 months later they become popular so they re-release the album with 3 new songs...

    Seriously, don't worry about it. If you got it and you enjoyed it and you played all the DLC, then these releases should never make you feel like that experience is in any way diminished. They are for the benefit of people who are coming to the party late.
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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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