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  • Remember Desert Strike? Meet Killstorm

  • CosmicGypsy 28/03/2014

    @Turrican_Freak They were planning to do a 1D engine but Simon Cowell threatened to sue. Reply +2
  • This is what Amazon's new gaming controller looks like

  • CosmicGypsy 14/03/2014

    @Tricky Also because they are all likely to be Xinput devices. Keeping the naming standards the same makes it a lot easier for game devs to say "This controller is Xinput, therefore I can reference these buttons" Reply +5
  • This is what the Transformers MOTA looks like

  • CosmicGypsy 28/02/2014

    @MrTomFTW Why comment if you didn't even read the article. Reply +6
  • Win a £400 Sony Entertainment Network voucher

  • CosmicGypsy 21/02/2014

    It might not be a popular choice, but I loved Oblivion's Knights of the Nine. If nothing else, it added more stuff to do to a game I spent literally hundreds of hours playing. I think Bethesda in general have done some fantastic DLC, but Oblivion was around at a time where I was able to spend a lot of time gaming so it holds a place pretty dear to me. Reply 0
  • Nvidia GeForce GTX 750 Ti review

  • CosmicGypsy 21/02/2014

    @DaveSimonH: To be fair, the PC I built used an old PSU, HDD and Case.

    Also, AMD 6300 CPU (or 8320 if you can stretch to it), will be considerably cheaper than an i5. Not only will the CPU be cheaper, but AMD boards tend to save you a few quid over Intel too.

    I also picked up a few upgrade codes for W8 when it was released. That's an OS for £26. I often keep an eye out for old computers which I can scrap for parts. A lot of dead machines still have valid components which I can sell off, and some older cases can still perform perfectly well with a bit of TLC. They may not house a water cooling loop but for a basic cheap build they can be more than adequate :)
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  • CosmicGypsy 19/02/2014

    @rhubarbandcustard Obvious troll is obvious. Most of us are enthusiasts who enjoy upgrading and tweaking our systems. This is my hobby and I enjoy it.

    Consoles are already based on 2 year old graphics cards. As stated, I could build a machine which matches the consoles in performance for around £400 (could, and have). For £600, you are looking at a machine capable of 60FPS at higher rez than 1080P.

    Crappy console ports are another matter, but Steam OS and Mantle are going to push titles toward Open GL which will mean a revolution in gaming over the coming years. By the time this generation of consoles is over, we are going to see a monumental shift. I don't know exactly what that will be, but I am damn sure the PC will be around for a long time yet.

    If nothing else, what do you think developers use to make console games? :p

    Without the technological advances from the PC market, you wouldn't have the consoles you have today which are based on 2 year old mid-range gaming PC's.
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  • CosmicGypsy 19/02/2014

    @thekeats Yeah I know what you mean about the heat. I actually plan to mount 2 120mm fans in the PCI slot beneath the passively cooled 270. I can then regulate the fan speed myself. I always find graphics cards fans to be whiney when the do spin up so I wanted a solution which would allow me to change the fans without the hassle of installing a whole new GPU heatsink.

    And I always go with after market heatsinks on AMD CPU builds. I usually go for whichever Zalman cooler is on offer at the time, they have never let me down yet and their low profile solutions are perfect for HTPC setups.
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  • CosmicGypsy 19/02/2014

    @Liuwil I find the Overclockers UK forums are a great source for this kind of thing. They keep their tutorials up to date for AMD & Intel builds and their community is always super friendly and helpful. Reply 0
  • CosmicGypsy 19/02/2014

    @Brave27heart: This is a great article

    I agree with about everything in here.

    Basic Spec for a build:
    AMD 8320 CPU
    R9 270
    8GB (2x4GB) of ram
    500/550W PSU

    That would pretty much cover you.

    You could put all this together for just over £400 if you shop around. I know, I have done it a couple of times for friends in the last 2 months :)
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  • CosmicGypsy 19/02/2014

    @MilkYMoO As the review mentions, the R9 270 is insanely good value. You can find a few good twin fan overclocked editions from the likes of Powercolor or VTX3D for around £120.

    You could spend an extra £20-£30 for a 270X, but you'd only see an extra 3 or 4 FPS in most titles at 1080P
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  • CosmicGypsy 19/02/2014

    @thekeats Powercolor make a passively cooled R9 270. I am seriously considering this for my HTPC right now. Available from OCUK but I am waiting for a review is it was only released this week. Reply +1
  • Layoffs hit NASCAR, Auto Club Revolution developer Eutechnyx

  • CosmicGypsy 19/02/2014

    @Architect_z It is a funny thing to say, and I was agreeing with you. However there is a lot of subtlety to NASCAR. It is a very exciting sport when you understand it. There is certainly more overtaking in it than in F1.

    As with all sport, the fun only really comes when you understand the nuances and then the subtleties become interesting.

    Personally, I think NASCAR can be thrilling to watch, but I still think the phrase "Going fast and turning left" is hilarious :)
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  • CosmicGypsy 19/02/2014

    @landlock I am fully aware of who these guys are and their history within the industry.

    I was merely pointing out that in NASCAR one must not only turn left, but also travel at high velocity.

    NASCAR = Going fast and turning left.
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  • CosmicGypsy 19/02/2014

    @Architect_z You also have to go fast. Reply +1
  • Dungeon Keeper (the old one) free on GOG

  • CosmicGypsy 14/02/2014

    @travnail Then there may be room for you on the arc. See you in 25 years. Reply 0
  • CosmicGypsy 14/02/2014

    At least 70% of the people who moaned that EA ruined the original never played it. Now they are given the chance to do so for free, and they moan.

    I despair at you humans.

    I'll come back in 25 years to give you one more chance.
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  • DLC at stake as Total War takes on Company of Heroes

  • CosmicGypsy 14/02/2014

    As marketing ploys go, this is a very clever and thoughtful one. Reply +8
  • Xbox One Media Remote spotted, costs £20

  • CosmicGypsy 13/02/2014

    Fuck you Microsoft. More fucking options? Ridiculous. Reply -17
  • Microsoft shows off its £60 Xbox One Stereo Headset

  • CosmicGypsy 11/02/2014

    @meerkat23 That is certainly understandable, but when you consider the absolute tat which was put out for the original Xbox, it was no wonder Microsoft decided to make their systems more proprietary. This shows a good movement toward more openness which is a great thing in my opinion, even if it is currently at a premium price point. And as I said, itís not like anyone is forcing you to buy any of this. Iím not saying it is good or shit, I just object to the anger of the responses from people who havenít ever seen the product. Realistically, there will be alternatives on the market for less than this but Microsoft have to cover themselves for all sorts of compatibility issues so yeah, the price is likely to be a bit higher than you would like. Reply -10
  • CosmicGypsy 11/02/2014

    @Arsecake_Baker: I don't own a Console, I am a pure PC gamer because I think both consoles are a huge rip off. This is why I suggested the Siberia V2 as a quality, well priced gaming headset.

    You can call me a blind fanboy/fangirl, but YOU are the one who is making decisions about this hardware without ever seeing it, based on assumptions and opinions you have made about a company and their products.

    Baked or not, eating your own Arsecakes must be rotting your mind.

    Blind vitriol seems to be the reserve of the modern gamer. It is what makes EG comments sections unbearable for me most of the time. This article has no bearing on your existence, but you feel the need to spout hate for no reason. As any intelligent person would, I will reserve judgement until I can see for myself or at least read an actual review. The fact that you have already made your mind up shows that you you cannot fall into the category of "Intelligent person", and as such anything you say is irrelevant to me.
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  • CosmicGypsy 11/02/2014

    Having used a high quality Wireless headset for the last 12 months....Never again.

    I'd always go for wired. It is the sensible choice. For those people who prefer the wireless option, there is the adapter for the set of your choice.

    But yeah, keep bitching. I fucking hate when people give me options. What a bunch of pricks Microsoft are for releasing this and forcing me to buy it.

    The 7.1 Sony set DO look better for around the same price. Personally, I'd go for a set of steelseries Siberia V2's and the adapter. But again, fuck Microsoft for giving me the option.
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  • Transformers Universe is now a MOTA

  • CosmicGypsy 07/02/2014

    My favourite Acronym is from a Facebook game called Mousehunt. It has a mouse trap called the 'Arcane Capturing Rod Of Never Yielding Mystery'. Reply +2
  • Kaz: Pushing the Virtual Divide review

  • CosmicGypsy 06/02/2014

    @Dat_Guy Your eloquence is a thing of beauty. How you manage to condense such a complex and interesting point down into just 23 words is genuinely astounding. Bravo sir.

    Do you have a twitter account I could follow?
    Reply +5
  • Expect two SWTOR expansions in 2014

  • CosmicGypsy 05/02/2014

    @Dan1382 I've tried opening Lockboxes and I always feel gibbed by the rewards so I resolved to only ever buy tangible things (I never liked gambling anyway). My first £40 went on the Feywild pack which gave me an epic mount and companion for every character (I currently have 3 characters, with 2 empty slots). This was well worth the money. I think the next time I spend money, I will wait for a Zen promotion and then turn all my Zen into Astral Diamonds to spend on Purple crafting assets. My guild needs somebody who can craft Epic items and so I feel it would be a worthwhile spend. Reply 0
  • CosmicGypsy 05/02/2014

    @jihon83 Surely you can say that of any game. "Remember when I pressed X and it was the most exciting thing I did all week?"

    Erm, actually yes. A game is more than the button you press to initiate an action.
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  • CosmicGypsy 05/02/2014

    @Dan1382 I have been playing a lot of Neverwinter for the last few months. Managed to put in a good 4 months without spending a penny. I eventually threw £40 at them because I felt guilty for having so much fun for free. Cryptic get a lot of shit for their "Pay to win" games, but I really never felt like I needed to spend anything to be competetive in PVP or PVE. I am coming up on 10 months of playing Neverwinter now, so it is probably high time I handed over a bit more cash :) Reply -1
  • Sony: UK PS4 to Xbox One sales ratio is 1.5:1

  • CosmicGypsy 30/01/2014

    As a former bookmaker, the representation of this statistic seems unnecessarily ugly.

    They outsold the Xbox One 3:2

    I apologise for my pedantry.
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  • Watch a blacksmith forge a real life version of Sephiroth's sword

  • CosmicGypsy 14/01/2014

    @kangarootoo Fixed :) Reply -1
  • CosmicGypsy 14/01/2014

    @Rrralphster Nice comment. BUT. You don't see a lot of English language in traditional Japanese texts.


    But yeah, nice comment!!!
    Reply -3
  • Radeon R9 290/290X review

  • CosmicGypsy 17/12/2013

    @Suarez07 I don't think I could stretch any further than a 280X/7970

    However I am tempetd to try to get a 4GB 770, 670 or 680.

    I know that AMD is good value, but I quite like some of the Nvidia features like SHIELD & Shadowplay.

    Ultimately though, I will wait until I have around £200-£250 and I will buy the best card I can afford :)I won;t go any further than that right now or it will tempt me to overspend.
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  • CosmicGypsy 16/12/2013

    @Suarez07 I wouldn;t bother if I had a 690. 6XX series Nvidia cards run really well. Powerful, cool and pretty quiet. I only mention the aftermarket coolers because the general problem people seem to have with the 290/x is the noise from the stock cooler. Given how easy it is to eliminate this problem, I don't see why it is such a concern for people. Personally, I have a 560Ti SLI setup, which has served me well but is starting to show it's age with a single GB of Vram. It is certainly time for me to upgrade, I just don;t have any money to do it :/

    Not wishing to get into the whole console/PC debate, but even with my ageing cards, it is still capable of matching PS4/XBOne performance so I really can;t grumble too much.
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  • CosmicGypsy 16/12/2013

    @Suarez07 Yep. It is crazy. OCUK are great for this kind of thing. They will also honour the warranty on a GPU if you replace the stock cooler (with a few specific terms).

    It really is feasable to buy a 290, fit an aftermarket cooler and have yourself a 290X which will outperform anything the partners are likely to release next year.

    All without invalidating the warranty on you card.
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  • CosmicGypsy 16/12/2013

    @GitSomE_UK - Seriously, look into the Acrtic Accelero Hybrid AIO. Slap one on the 290 and flash the BIOS. You can't get better value for money. Reply 0
  • CosmicGypsy 16/12/2013

    A friend picked up a 290X and I can confirm the noise is unbearable. He sent it back after 1 day and stuck with his 7970.

    However, it has been confirmed that theser 2 cards are EXACTLY THE SAME, bar the BIOS. It is a pretty simple task to buy the cheaper 290 and flash the BIOS to make it a 290X.

    Add the price of the Arctic Accellero Hybrid or an NZXT Kraken G10 & AIO Cooler, and you will have a monster of a card for less than £380.

    Even when the partner cards are released, I doubt you would be able to match the performance you will get from either of these after market coolers.

    If only I had £380 :)
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  • Never Been So Much Fun: The making of Cannon Fodder

  • CosmicGypsy 04/12/2013

    "Sensible don't have the rights to the name, so any remake wouldn't bear the name"

    I was under the impression that Codemasters bought Sensible Software, so Sensible DO have the rights to the name. Jon Hare & the original team don't have the rights to anything though.
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  • Amazon Black Friday deals week continues for UK shoppers

  • CosmicGypsy 26/11/2013

    Does anyone know if we will be getting the PS4 Bunduru, or will we have to wait? Reply 0
  • "Not fit for purpose" Ashes Cricket 2013 pulled from Steam

  • CosmicGypsy 26/11/2013


    This is why a Snoop Dogg licence is essential to any cricket game

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  • Windows 8.1 mouse lag badly affecting some games

  • CosmicGypsy 25/10/2013

    @Poncho_D: I had exactly the same issue with Stereoscopic 3D becoming randomly enabled, but other than that I have been fine since I updated at the weekend Reply 0
  • Games of the Generation: Red Dead Redemption

  • CosmicGypsy 24/10/2013

    @nickthegun I completely agree. I enjoyed the first 3 to 5 hours, then it all started to feel the same. I never got round to finishing the game, I remember reaching what I thought was the end, only to find I had to ride back across the map again, at which point I dropped it and started playing something else.

    I cannot believe it is anywhere near the best of this generation. It is Grand Theft Horsey.
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  • Keeping the game alive

  • CosmicGypsy 03/10/2013

    Great article, and it is really interesting for somebody who plays this game on their lunch break at work and plays FM 2013 at home. I do think that a lot of people who complain that the modern version has become too complicated or takes too long to play forget that this ran like a 1 legged dog when it released. Sure, it is rapid now, but try playing it on any hardware made in 1999 or 2000.

    The same people also seem to complain about the intrusions of the modern versions, without accepting that all of these elements can be disabled.

    Options are great. You can use options to customise things to your tastes. Don't fear the options, use them. When you start the game don't turn off the hints because you've been playing the game since 1996 and you know what yoyu are doing, this is what leads to you not understanding how the game has developed.

    I love Football management games old and new. They are the reason I got into gaming and they are the reason I got into the games industry.
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  • CosmicGypsy 03/10/2013

    @sanctusmortis Premier Manager
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  • Questing for heroism in MMOs

  • CosmicGypsy 09/09/2013

    @mannyYearsAgo: Interesting thoughts. I believe they reduced the crapness by around 13%, is that sufficient? Reply 0
  • Here's what the new Chaos Engine looks like

  • CosmicGypsy 30/08/2013

    I had the privilege of working with Mike Montgomery a few years back and he a was a really great guy. Still really passionate about his work and he clearly never let the success go to his head (unlike many others from his era)

    EG, if you get the opportunity I would strongly recommend you try to set up an interview with him. He has some fantastic stories :)
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  • 7DFPS: There's nothing new under the gun?

  • CosmicGypsy 19/08/2013

    Excellent use of the word 'Bobbins'

    If you don't know what this means, you are probably young and/or southern.
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  • Batman: Arkham Origins will use Steam instead of GFWL

  • CosmicGypsy 19/08/2013

    @scawp - Totally agree. this is not news. Nor is it interesting. It would have been news if they had decided to still use G4WL even though MS already decided to scrap it.

    Seriously. Big news story for tomorrow... EA will not be using GameSpy for BF4. You heard it here first.
    Reply -1
  • PC Elder Scrolls Anthology bundles everything for £50

  • CosmicGypsy 02/08/2013

    @thehappycovv: Horse Armour should have been included in the Oblivion GotY edition. It looks pretty snazzy on Shadowmere. Why do a collectors release and not include all the DLC? Reply 0
  • Mad Max video shows in-engine footage

  • CosmicGypsy 16/07/2013

    This almost looks as bad as that Rambo game. I'll reserve judgement for now though as I love a good post apocalyptic setting. Reply 0
  • American McGee defends Double Fine Kickstarter after adding $100,000 stretch goal to OZombie

  • CosmicGypsy 08/07/2013

    @TarickStonefire: To me, quoting for a job means you are supposed to deliver it on time and on budget. Not late and at least 10 times over budget. If you think you could get away with this in your job, I would be interested to know what you do for a living. Reply 0
  • CosmicGypsy 04/07/2013

    Have you ever complained that publishers don't give developers enough time or money?

    This right here, is probably the reason why that project you were eagerly waiting for was cancelled by the publisher.

    I love the idea of Kickstarter but I've discussed on EG at length that the concept is going to highlight how unprofessional some developers are. This time, it is their customers they are going to milk cash from, rather than than the 'evil publishers'. People like this will destroy the model, which is a real shame.
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  • Ex Xbox boss Don Mattrick to earn over $19m in first year at Zynga

  • CosmicGypsy 04/07/2013

    Imagine how many microtransactions you could buy with that. Reply +4