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  • Renegade Kid's horror game Cult County reveals first gameplay footage

  • Cyclone 11/04/2014

    It's a shame to see Cult County not doing better with its Kickstarter. It looks quite interestng, and has a cool vibe. Hopefully this early gameplay footage will help things pick up a bit. Reply +3
  • This is how you plan space combat in sci-fi RPG The Mandate

  • Cyclone 03/04/2014

    Really looking forward to this. With games like Star Citizen, Elite Dangerous, this, and and quite a few others, Kickstarter has led to a real resurgence for space-based games. Reply +8
  • Game jam reality show cancelled as indies wouldn't put up with its s***

  • Cyclone 01/04/2014

    Great article Jeffrey. It's just a shame that in 2014, shit like this still goes on. If only the whole episode could be written off as one of the many moronic April Fool's episodes or articles that'll be infesting the internet for the next 24 hours. Reply +62
  • Mobile spin-off Deus Ex: The Fall hits Steam next month

  • Cyclone 25/02/2014

    @Sharzam Well, at least they're getting a classic game for (part of) their money. Hopefully they'll feel a lot less cheated if The Fall isn't modified significantly (as it probably won't be), especially when you consider the length of the first Deus Ex. Reply 0
  • Sega petitioned to release more games on PC

  • Cyclone 27/01/2014

    @NiolK It'd be great to see, especially given all of the rumours of a Shenmue HD. Given the vast amounts that were spent creating the first two Shenmue games back in the day, I still find it strange that they haven't brought themselves to re-release them for console, handheld, PC, and/or even mobile to claw back some of that cost.

    It's not as if fans haven't brought up the topic before; they've spent almost a decade and a half telling Sega that they want to see more Shenmue. Given the relatively small cost and manpower required to port/polish the games, it would be incredibly difficult for Sega to not make a decent profit on a re-release.
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  • Cyclone 27/01/2014

    Shenmue + Yakuza on PC => ??? => Profit!

    Well I can dream, can't I?
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  • Saints Row 4 PC and Company of Heroes 2 are free to play this weekend

  • Cyclone 17/01/2014

    @Nicinabox Thanks for the tip mate. Reply 0
  • Metal Gear Solid 5: Ground Zeroes achievements leak

  • Cyclone 16/01/2014

    @Vasot In regards to the in-game timeline the following will hopefully be a little help:

    1964 – MGS3: Snake Eater
    Chronologically the earliest game; here you play as Big Boss (a.k.a. Naked Snake) on both the Virtuous Mission, and then Operation Snake Eater, set a week or two later. Explains the origins of the Patriots/Philosophers/Cypher.

    1970 – MGS: Portable Ops
    Again you play as Big Boss/Naked Snake, here forced to hunt down rogue elements of the FOX unit. Lays the foundation for the establishment of FOXHOUND.

    1974 – MGS: Peace Walker
    Currently the third game chronologically where you play as Big Boss/Naked Snake. Deals with the fallout from Big Boss' split from the Patriots, and his establishment of Militaires Sans Frontiθres.

    1975 – MGS5: Ground Zeroes
    Follows on from the events of Peace Walker, and is the precursor to the Phantom Pain. Big Boss is tasked with rescuing Paz and Chico from Camp Omega, an American black site prison in Cub, similar to Guantanamo Bay in many ways.

    1984 – MGS5: The Phantom Pain
    Hopefully without spoiling anything that hasn't been shown in the trailers, the Phantom Pain picks up the story of Big Boss again, after some complications arise in Ground Zeroes. To use a comparison with MGS2, the Phantom Pain seems to be the Big Shell chapter to Ground Zeroes' Tanker chapter.

    1995 – Metal Gear
    The first Metal Gear game, and the first where you play as Solid Snake. Originally released on the MSX2 and the NES in 1987. Final twist reveals Big Boss to be the antagonist, though the games set prior to it shed a very different light

    1999 – Metal Gear 2: Solid Snake
    Again you play as Solid Snake, with Big Boss being one of the main antagonists. Released in 1990, it marks the last chronological appearance of Big Boss until his cameo in MGS4, released in 2008.

    2005 – Metal Gear Solid
    The Playstation 1 game that likely served as an entry point for many people in the series, myself included. Here you again play as Solid Snake, tasked with taking down the now rogue FOXHOUND.

    2007 – MGS2: Sons of Liberty
    The Tanker section where you play as Solid Snake.

    2009 – MGS2: Sons of Liberty
    The Big Shell section where you play as Raiden.

    2014 – MGS4: Guns of the Patriots
    Currently the last game chronologically where you play as Solid Snake, and the last game chronologically to feature a cameo appearance from Big Boss.

    2018 – Metal Gear Rising: Revengence
    So far the latest in the series chronologically; here you play as Raiden again.

    Other games, such as Snake's Revenge, Metal Gear: Ghost Babel, and the ACiD games, don't form part of the series canon, and are regarded as side-stories.

    If you or anyone else need further clarification on the often complex timeline have a look at the following:
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  • Vagrant Story creator pitches a new tactical RPG on Kickstarter

  • Cyclone 15/01/2014

    You had me at Final Fantasy Tactics. Reply +2
  • Finally! SimCity offline mode confirmed

  • Cyclone 13/01/2014

    Ten months late, but good to see some common-sense from EA at last. At the risk of being overly optimistic, perhaps the highly publicised problems faced by a number of EA games over the last 12 months might lead to a little more quality control in future, either out of embarrassment, or (more likely) the risk to future profits. Reply +4
  • This is Get Even, the next-gen FPS from Painkiller dev The Farm 51

  • Cyclone 08/01/2014

    Sounds interesting. I look forward to seeing how it'll turn out. Reply +3
  • Introducing the most anticipated games of 2014

  • Cyclone 06/01/2014

    Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeros without a doubt for me, though I'm also looking forward to Watch Dogs, The Division, Destiny, Star Citizen, and MGSV: The Phantom Pain, if they get it out this year as well (though not sure how likely that is). Reply 0
  • Steam announces its own Linux-based operating system

  • Cyclone 25/09/2013


    My guesses would be the new Controller for announcement 2, and the Steambox for the third one (the specs of the Valve designed one and/or third party ones). That they put out the SteamOS announcement on it's own seems to indicate that they're maximising the amount of press they can get with Steambox-related info; it's not a bad tactic from a PR point of view, but a little frustrating for fans.
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  • PlayStation-exclusive Assassin's Creed 4 levels shown off

  • Cyclone 30/07/2013

    Looks interesting. Hopefully they'll be better than some of the bonus Playstation missions for AC 3, though. The environment was well put together, but some of the missions themselves seemed very rushed or put together on the cheap. The example that springs immediately to mind being the mission where the British spy changes back into his British uniform just outside the fort at West Point, wanders around for a minute or two with Connor tailing him, and is then promptly arrested by an American patrol. Because who could have possibly known that a uniformed soldier wandering around an enemy encampment might stick out a bit.

    EDIT: Spellings, and added video
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  • Next Xbox Reveal: live report and live video

  • Cyclone 21/05/2013

    How many of those new franchises are kinect titles? Reply 0
  • Resident Evil: Revelations introduces wacky new costumes

  • Cyclone 16/05/2013

    Is it just me, or does Chris' costume make him look a nautical themed Hunter S. Thompson? Reply +4
  • Eternal Darkness "spiritual successor" Shadow of the Eternals announced

  • Cyclone 03/05/2013

    It'd be fantastic to see an Eternal Darkness successor, even if it's still years away from release, given that this game is probably still quite early in its development. Unfortunately, Denis Dyack is likely to be more of a hindrance than a help here, and there's a strong chance of a kickstarter failing with him onboard. Reply +11
  • Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon gets release date and... '80s film star Michael Biehn?

  • Cyclone 08/04/2013

    @frunk I'd hate to call either a bad film, but Commando (1985) and Big Trouble in Little China (1986) are pure distillatings of 1980s cinema. They're loud, cheesy, and violent, all wrapped up in a neon glow. In short, they're classics. Reply +4
  • SimCity update 1.7 released, includes traffic congestion improvements

  • Cyclone 20/03/2013

    I hate to be a cynic, but I have to wonder whether the fact that they're up to 1.7 with the version number has more to do with appearing to be making great changes to the game, than EA actually making large, meaningful changes. It took Battlefield 2, another EA game, over 4 years to reach a final version, v1.5, and there was a damn sight more put into it. Reply +3
  • Deus Ex: The Fall domain registered by Square Enix

  • Cyclone 06/03/2013

    Excellent news. Human Revolution, minor flaws aside, far exceeded my expectations for a new DX game; the feel and overall execution were superb. If the new game is anything linke its predecessor then we have a strong candidate for (hopefully) next year's GOTY. Reply +49
  • PlayStation 4 Press Conference Live Report

  • Cyclone 20/02/2013

    To be fair, you do have a very charismatic foot.
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  • Square Enix apologises after Final Fantasy 7 PC launch problems

  • Cyclone 20/08/2012

    Ah, the joys of badly thought out, overly invasive DRM. I feel a good bit of sympathy for anyone currently having problems using a copy of a game they've paid good money for, especially when SE didn't seem to acknowledge that the new PC version came with securom on their download store.

    If they release a steam version with the securom stripped out, I'd be interested in buying another copy of FF VII. If not, I'll just stick to my PSOne version.
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  • Penny Arcade takes to Kickstarter to go ad-free

  • Cyclone 10/07/2012

    To be fair, as they point out in their post, Penny Arcade employs 14 people. It should also be noted that hosting and server costs would also be quite high for such a popular website. I can understand and sympathise with both points of view (pro and anti) about this idea, but it does need to be pointed out that it's not simply a case of the two guys taking in, and pissing away a half a million each over the next year, if they're successful, that is. Reply +3
  • Raspberry Pi Review

  • Cyclone 03/05/2012

    Great article, but one slight correction. Quake 3 Arena runs on id tech 3, not id tech 2. Reply +4
  • Star Trek, Champions Online 2010 hack evidence discovered

  • Cyclone 26/04/2012


    Perfect World are the Chinese game company that bought Cryptic (from Atari) last year Joel, so you needed worry about that.
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  • Syndicate dev's next game is F2P Cold Mercury

  • Cyclone 26/03/2012

    I mis-read the sub-headline as Starbreeze seeking a distribution deal for Project V13, the former Fallout Online MMO. Truth be told that'd probably have interested me more, but all the best to them with their new projects. Reply 0
  • New Uncharted 3 DLC dated and detailed

  • Cyclone 18/01/2012

    The Lazarević screenshot is interesting in that it seems to be related to the Online Co-op adventures; the two-headed Janus sculpture is the object that Drake is hunting over the five co-op levels, which end with a shoot-out with Lazarević, Harry Flynn, and Eddie Raja at the airfield.

    Hopefully we're looking at some extra single-player missions, or at least some extra co-op adventures.
    Reply +1
  • Star Wars: The Old Republic two-day grace period announced

  • Cyclone 16/12/2011

    Another problem I read about was in relation to gamers in parts of the world like Australia, where TOR doesn't have a release date yet. People (or at least some of them) who pre-ordered over there thought they'd be able to play from now until it was released there. Reply +1
  • New Alan Wake is called Alan Wake's American Nightmare

  • Cyclone 11/12/2011

    The reveal trailer (not the teaser already posted by EG) can be seen below.

    Looks quite good so far.

    EDIT: Fixed weird error caused by the EG link button messing up the url.
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  • Bayonetta developer Platinum making Metal Gear: Rising

  • Cyclone 11/12/2011

    Well, it looks like the cutscenes from Twin Snakes are about to be ousted as the most ridiculously over the top part of the Metal Gear franchise. Like many I enjoy some of the occasionally weird elements of the Metal Gear games; they help give the series such a unique feel. This, however, seems like a bad parody. A satire gone horribly wrong. I hope that we're being too hard on the game, but I'm not optimistic. Reply +1
  • First Vita US bundle goes on sale early

  • Cyclone 27/10/2011

    While we often/usually don't get fantastic prices here in Europe, it should be pointed out that US retailers don't include sales tax in advertised prices as happens over here. That difference helps to explain some, though not all, of the price differences between Europe and the US. Reply +2
  • Super Mario Land 3 coming to 3DS eShop

  • Cyclone 29/09/2011

    A great game indeed, though I always preferred Super Mario Land 2: 6 Golden Coins to it. If I'm honest though, it's been so long since I've played either that I couldn't say if my preference was due to SML2 being better, or because it was the first Mario game I owned and that I played it a lot more. Reply 0
  • Ico book out this month

  • Cyclone 05/08/2011

    As the others have noted Ico was originally released in late 2001, having originally been destined for the PS1. It was re-released over here in 2006, to coincide with the release of Shadow of the Colossus, which is likely where the mistaken 2006 date above comes from. Reply +3
  • Garry's Mod racks up a million downloads

  • Cyclone 26/07/2011

    That figure probably included the old, non-paid for versions as well marmaduke. Not that it isn't a great mod, but it might be a bit off the beaten track for many people's tastes. Reply 0
  • Bethesda announces Dishonored

  • Cyclone 07/07/2011

    The fact that Harvey Smith is aboard, and that it sounds similar to the freedom offered by Deus Ex itself in tackling objectives makes me quite excited about this actually, especially when coupled with an art direction potentially similar to HL2. Reply +13
  • Resident Evil HD comparison footage

  • Cyclone 30/06/2011

    To be fair Code Veronica was originally launched over 11 years ago, in February 2000. There's only so much upscaling can do. Reply +7
  • Why Second Sight 2 wasn't made

  • Cyclone 22/06/2011

    Second Sight was indeed a great game. It was fun, and had a really intelligent story. I'd love to see a HD upscale on PSN and XBL, but alas I doubt I ever will. Reply +3
  • Crytek denies knowledge of new Xbox

  • Cyclone 18/06/2011

    To be honest, I don't think we need the next gen yet. There's still a lot of life left in this generation. Look at some of the console games that were shown at E3. With the economy still not fantastic anywhere, it's highly likely that both Sony and Microsoft will follow Nintendo's example, and build upon their existing technology. For a next gen console to be competitive it can't be sold at $500 and $600; $300 to $400 would be a much better price point. At that price level, while newer technology could bring things close/near on pare with the pc, you'd have to ask yourself whether that graphical difference would be enough to sell Joe Punter on a new console. Again, with the economy the way it is I'd have my doubts. If a shot of adrenalin is needed for the console ecosystem, then the best way to do that would be through price drops. Reply +7
  • Valve offers Portal 2 soundtrack for free

  • Cyclone 25/05/2011

    Valve really are awesome Reply +1
  • inFamous 2 EU PS3 bundle announced

  • Cyclone 17/05/2011

    I find it interesting that there isn't a mention of price in this article, nor can I find one elsewhere. Given the long rumoured PS3 price drop, rumoured to occur around E3, I wonder if it's possible that the price has been withheld on purpose? Reply +3
  • First L.A. Noire DLC revealed?

  • Cyclone 16/05/2011


    For one, I believe it entitles you to an exclusive ingame suit for Cole.

    @MatMan562, Inmediasress

    I mainly agree with you there lads, but the fact that Red Dead Redemption still hasn't seen it's GOTY release might make me take the jump and buy LA Noire in the near future.

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  • UK Resistance: The War is Over

  • Cyclone 04/05/2011

    Always an enjoyable read. Even for someone they'd likely call the enemy. I particularly enjoyed some of the various posts they used to make about Emily Booth back in the day:
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  • No classic deathmatch in RAGE

  • Cyclone 18/04/2011

    I can't fault them for wanting to try new ideas, but I'd prefer they didn't do it at the expense of the normal multi-player modes that people have come to expect as standard. At least on the pc the classic modes can be modded back in; console owners won't be quite so lucky. Reply 0
  • Operation Flashpoint PC system specs

  • Cyclone 23/03/2011

    A Core 2 duo 2.4 Ghz as the minimum spec processor tells me that I badly need to upgrade my home pc. Reply +1
  • First Hitman 5 screenshot revealed

  • Cyclone 21/03/2011

    Glad to finally see some news about Hitman 5. The five year period since the last game has been too long. Blood Money was incredibly impressive in what it managed to get out of the PS2. I can't wait to see what a Hitman game designed ground up for the current gen consoles will be like. Reply +3
  • The Arc of Fighting

  • Cyclone 17/03/2011


    I was just about to say the same thing. The young looking (I'm assuming) protagonist doesn't exactly help matters.
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  • Sony cancels games across UK studios

  • Cyclone 09/03/2011

    I wouldn't be surprised if 'Eight Days' was one of those titles. It is/was in development in one of the UK studios, and was said to have been cancelled before, before a later announcement that it was still in development. The tech demo was first shown in 2005, and the game hasn't been heard from since at least 2009.

    It's a shame because, based on the tech demo itself, it could have been a crime/GTA-esque version of Uncharted. Of course the gap between what's shown in a tech demo and how a product turns out like can be very, very large. (I'm also not forgetting Sony's pre-rendering fun from back in those days). It was far more likely to have ended up being poor to mediocre than it was to have ever come close to being in the same league as Uncharted. Still, I can dream I suppose.
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  • Bonus mode for Yakuza 4 special edition

  • Cyclone 03/02/2011

    Sounds good. I hope Sega get round to making a HD pack of the first two games. It might even help sales of the series in the West. Reply +3
  • PSP2 games: the NGP line-up

  • Cyclone 27/01/2011

    An impressive selection. My main hope, however, would be that we're not forced to wait for them in the same way we were with Gran Turismo Portable on the PSP, and Killzone 2 on the PS3. I'd hope Sony have learned from past mistakes there.

    Out of curiosity is the Uncharted game new, or a port of one of the PS3 Uncharted games?
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  • Metal Gear Solid next for HD revamp?

  • Cyclone 21/01/2011

    It some ways it was. Unfortunately they went overboard with some of the stylistic changes in the cutscenes (Snake having a little bit of a fit, and pulling a gun on Baker because he forgot the codec code, Snake jumping on the missile, etc.), which detracted from the game a bit. If they do revamp MGS1 I'd hope for a version that uses many of the textures and models from the Twin Snakes, and that uses the rest of the material from the original version. Reply +3