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  • Latest footage of crowd-funded Psychonauts 2, as it picks up publisher

  • DacoitOne 06/02/2017

    The first Psychonauts was a clunky horribly frustrating gaming experience that everyone tried to convince me was a masterpiece up there with the likes of Beyond Good & Evil. I managed about perhaps half way before I completely gave up on it and uninstalled never to be touched again. It simply just wasn't that good and the praise it has had ever since including how it is getting a sequel confounds me immensely.

    A sequel to say Brutal Legend I would have been all over or even something like a sequel to Enslaved: Odyssey to the West even more so. The superb Grow Home and Grow Up have since filled the gap for me.
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  • Mafia 3's three story DLCs get a release schedule

  • DacoitOne 03/02/2017

    Y'know this is actually a much better game than people seem to give it due credit for. I believe I have played almost fifty hours of it so far and I gotta say it's kept my interest far beyond anything GTAV served up for me this time last year. It also has some much overlooked features that I feel transcend it above and beyond other similar open world games such as well anything connected to the action wheel and favour upgrades including the mobile armoury, enforcer squads, consigliere's for that much needed cash pickup which avoids frustration losing money if you accidentally die, vehicle delivery, operator, markers etc etc etc.

    The game may not seem that deep when you first begin but keep chipping away at it little by little and there;s so much more on offer than it would at first seem. Choosing who to favour more out of the district hungry lieutenants (Cassandra, Vito and Burke) adds yet another layer of brilliance to the game.

    Performance for me is great at high settings because I actually don't mind playing the game at a rock solid and very smooth 30fps. The game tends to wildly fluctuate otherwise and I find it rather off putting noticing that constant dip and raise in fps as I drive or run around. The world itself is constantly surprising me as there's just so many places you can break into that most other open world games would simply shut you off from with a constant row of poorly locked doors. Not Mafia III though. The doors while poorly textured aren't locked at least and there's always something inside to make your curiosity feel like it paid off. A record, a playboy bunny, cash etc.

    As I reached the 30 hour or so mark I recognised that I actually loved the game that much I slapped down the money for the season pass that very same day and that's not something I ever tend to do lightly. Mafia II is one of my all time favourite games and I never once thought a different developer could even come close to making a new open world game anywhere near as good. They have though. It's just a damn shame so many out there are only ever serving up horror stories of technical difficulties and the like because I think it's been patched up rather well yeah it took them a while but better late than never.

    To make the game feel more like Mafia II I significantly lowered the control response on the camera to something like 1.5 (out of 10) and keep it on simulation. That alone gives the cars a sense of weight that's about as close to the wonderful feel of the cars both Mafia and Mafia II delivered and when I'm in bonnet view mode carefully following a money delivery to its drop off point it's about as close to what I wanted from a new Mafia experience as I'm ever likely to get. Shame the proper looking Mafia garbs you can don are so bugged and your coat ends up looking like something from the movie Spawn. Hopefully they will fix it soon.

    As you can tell I'm a fan overall and I say if people can praise Metal Gear Solid 5 so damn much with its mass repetition and less than engaging storyline then they can forgive Mafia III for some of its own shortcomings and enjoy it for what it is. A great game with a superb cast and a great storyline that although doesn't quite hit the ball out of the park with the crowd on their feet as we all hoped it would at the very least scores a decent home run.

    Bring on that DLC I say. You can never have too much of a good thing.
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  • Titanfall 2 is getting a new pilot-only multiplayer mode

  • DacoitOne 02/02/2017

    My GOTY 2016 this as not only is the multiplayer addictive but the single player campaign although not quite as ground breaking as some would tell you it is still sits up there with my fave of the last few years. On my second play through right now in fact so here's a rather blatant plug of my tribute video I made just a few short days ago.

    Bring on that lovely free content although for once I would have paid for a Season Pass in an instant it really is that deserving of everyones cash.

    Let's go home BT!
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  • Ariana Grande is a Final Fantasy character

  • DacoitOne 03/01/2017

    Looks nothing like her. They failed to get her 3D rendered side to side then. Reply +1
  • Assassin's Creed film review

  • DacoitOne 02/01/2017

    Maybe now folk won't be so harsh on Jerry Bruckheimer's 2010 attempt of Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time. Enjoyable movie I thought. Better than this garbage. Reply 0
  • Eurogamer's game of the year 2016

  • DacoitOne 31/12/2016

    Titanfall 2 > DOOM > Shadow Warrior 2 > Overwatch.

    I enjoyed Battleborn or even Paladins more than Overwatch if I'm being perfectly honest.
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  • Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Remastered now has supply drops

  • DacoitOne 14/12/2016

    Yeah because screw everyone who actually bought into Activision's actual new game who are left being cheated by mass hacking via wallhacks and aimbot in multiplayer. All people want to do is enjoy the game they paid hard earned cash for but oh no they didn't buy into the Legacy edition bs.

    The way MWR is receiving all the additional TLC while IW owners are being treated like third rate customers is utterly sickening.
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  • Big Battleborn update unlocks all characters in bid to attract new players

  • DacoitOne 07/12/2016

    Ah don't worry Gearbox Activision's Infinite Warfare will be sitting on that bench right next to you very soon. Budge up then. Reply -9
  • Time to kill genre?

  • DacoitOne 16/11/2016

    I'm one of the rare few who picked up both Titanfall 2 and Infinite Warfare over the last week and as such can speak from experience that Titanfall 2 (once you get to grips with it that is) has ended up as being one of the most fun multiplayer gaming experiences I've played in recent times. Infinite Warfare multiplayer on the other hand is so shockingly poor I'm still trying to come to terms with how bad it actually is. Piss poor map design across the board, broken controls on both mouse and controller, weak to none existent fun factor and is generally underwhelming in every single area. I would even say it feels like a direct F2P game but one of the shit ones you try on a whim and forget all about very quickly.

    As for the campaigns Titanfall 2 wins out on this side also although I will admit Infinite Warfare's is much improved over the lacklustre BLOPS 3 campaign and more in line with Advanced Warfare's (which I personally enjoyed).

    One of these games is proof that there is still plenty of life left in the genre and one of them is solid proof of precisely how you suck it dry and eventually pay the piper for doing so.
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  • Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare launch sales down nearly 50% on Black Ops 3

  • DacoitOne 08/11/2016

    "Can I play Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare or Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Remastered for Windows 10 on Windows Store with my friends that are playing on another PC platform?"

    "No, you can only play these titles with other users of Windows 10 on Windows Store."
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  • Mafia 3 is 2K's fastest-selling game ever

  • DacoitOne 03/11/2016

    The real news surrounding this game should be the fact that 2K and the developer have still not tackled the SSE 4.1 issue which has meant punters like myself have yet to play a single minute of the game since it first released almost four weeks ago. The game was completely DOA for a pretty significant majority of gamers and although the issue has been reported many times and they have said they are looking into it there seems to be little to no movement on it being actually fixed.

    The same thing happened with both MGS V and No Man's Sky and yet both of those were fixed within a very short period of time.

    What we have had in return however is blinkered minded folk constantly screaming at us to "upgrade your shitty PC" even though many of us myself included can run the likes of DOOM, The Witcher 3 and much newer games at high resolution and high fps no problem on said shitty hardware. Fuck anyone who tells me I should upgrade just to play a game that was undeniably poorly ported with a 30fps cap and bugs galore and is already seen as being all but abandoned by some. Also as I bought the game directly through GMG unlike others I am not able to get a refund for my game.

    The now 152 page thread concerning the problem including a video of exactly what happens when you attempt to run the game on the Steam discussion boards can be found below...


    I remain nothing if not positive I will get to play the game I paid for one day very soon whether that will become the case however is completely out of my hands at this point. In the meantime my copy of GTA V runs at 1080p and 60fps and remains solid proof of a PC port given real attention and the kind of technical quality treatment PC gamers are served up so rare these days.
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  • Destiny: Rise of Iron raid has its hard mode release date

  • DacoitOne 07/10/2016

    Xbox Live + Destiny = Home network death. Reply 0
  • Batman: Arkham VR review

  • DacoitOne 06/10/2016

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  • Destiny Moments of Triumph Year 2 guide

  • DacoitOne 07/07/2016

    Fuck. Destiny. Reply -9
  • Exposed YouTube star says sorry you didn't realise he owned gambling site he promoted

  • DacoitOne 07/07/2016

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  • DacoitOne 07/07/2016

    Aaaaand he deleted it. Re-uploaded already for those who missed it first time out.

    Cooper is less than impressed either way.
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  • Evolve goes free-to-play, devs discuss "DLC s***storm"

  • DacoitOne 07/07/2016

    TR basically assumed that four players vs the L4D tank was the high point of a match and somehow thought they could revolve an entire gameplay experience around something similar.

    I doubt they could have been more wrong.
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  • Steam warns users against gambling site after YouTube stars discovered as owners

  • DacoitOne 04/07/2016

    @wild_swan He clearly states we FOUND this new site. Set the speed to 0.5 and you will hear no [ed] mentioned at all. It's an open shut case of self promotion through deception. End of.

    The backlash their channels are getting in both discussion sections are downright fierce. Deserved all the same. Break trust with your subscribers and you face the immediate and heavy consequences.
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  • Orion dev admits his game ripped off Call of Duty assets

  • DacoitOne 01/07/2016

    Denial. Extinct. Reply 0
  • Doom update adds Photo Mode this Thursday

  • DacoitOne 28/06/2016

    What about fixing the rampant cheating in multiplayer? Targeting the lag abusers? Matchmaking improvements are welcome if they help prevent the constant 3 v 5 matches you are forced to endure with multiple X and VIII players on one team while the other team has -V level players left to just suck it up and do their best.

    Personally I think the multi side of the game deserves much more love than it has received to date but until id tackle the rather severe issues gamers are going to just stay away and head straight into single player/snap map options whenever they boot up.

    I've put in a good few hours into the multiplayer myself and thanks to the current Steam Summer Sale the game isn't anywhere near as dead as some would like you to believe it is but it's still a far cry from what it could and rightly should have been. Warpath remains a daily firm favourite.

    Rip and tear the cheaters from the game id.
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  • Developer says Activision had Valve pull its game from Steam over allegedly stolen Call of Duty guns

  • DacoitOne 28/06/2016

    If this is the devs way of sneakily making us all quickly part with 39p of our hard earned cash before the game actually disappears from Steam...

    ...then they just succeeded.
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  • Halo 5 free to download and play for a week alongside Warzone Firefight launch

  • DacoitOne 24/06/2016

    How 343 went from the excellent Halo 4 to the frankly terrible Halo 5 I do not know. Save your bandwidth and 90GB of HDD space on your Xbox for something else.

    How far the once mighty IP has fallen.
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  • The UK's two biggest video game magazine companies are now one

  • DacoitOne 23/06/2016

    Remember the days when you would race around the house with a turtle head poking out desperately trying to find your latest copy of PC GAMER/ZONE/EDGE so you could read it quietly on the toilet? Now we just all browse porn on our phones, which is far less productive I feel. Reply +5
  • These are the first Xbox Play Anywhere games

  • DacoitOne 17/06/2016

    According to sources Ghost Recon Wildlands was running on PC.

    Microsoft itself through the use of special warnings to alert users that the demo available were actually running on PC.
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  • Halo Wars 2 release date set for February

  • DacoitOne 13/06/2016

    So they announce the game for both Xbox One and Windows 10 and get us PC gamers all excited for it at E3 then they proceed to tell us that the multiplayer beta is out right now - for Xbox One only.

    Well don't we feel fucking special.
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  • Watch: 12 big games rumoured to be at E3

  • DacoitOne 11/06/2016

    My throat feels sore. Oh wait it must be down to Ian shoving his EG Youtube channel down my throat one time too often. Reply +1
  • Face-Off: Dead Island: The Definitive Collection

  • DacoitOne 31/05/2016

    Those little white floating particles need to fuck right off. They are a massive fps hit and only served to kill my performance in Dying Light and pretty much puts me off buying into the remake. If it wasn't for the handy Dying Light Manager and the "Disable floating particles" option I doubt I would have enjoyed playing it as much as I did.

    Techland need to start work on a Call of Juarez: Gunslinger 2. That's what I really want.
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  • The Doom movie missed the point - but so did most rival games

  • DacoitOne 20/05/2016

    @riceNpea Don't blame the general public blame the studio for their half arsed marketing tactics, even Urban himself has stated this was what truly killed it. It became a cult classic regardless and there's talk of it being picked up for a tv series with Urban reprising his role.

    We can but cross our fingers at this point.
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  • DacoitOne 20/05/2016

    DOOM the movie is one of those guilty pleasures you kinda know you shouldn't enjoy watching and yet you do because it's just a dumb fun B movie. It's Aliens done on a tiny budget and a film that was an early showcase for Karl Urban in which he completely steals the movie away from The Rock who even as an acting start was still a household name.

    Like the movie or hate it the first person POV scene was still very much revolutionary for the time and as the cast boasted had never been attempted on film prior to this movie being made. I also heard that it was down to his role in this as GRIMM that Urban was later offered DREDD so if anything that's something to be eternally grateful for.

    @ghuk I'd personally say Event Horizon has far more in common with Dead Space than it does DOOM.
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  • Finally, the Batman: Return to Arkham collection is official

  • DacoitOne 18/05/2016

    Batman: Arkham Origins was the best Batman title after Arkham in my ever so humble opinion so I for one am ecstatic WB Games Montreal have been handed the reigns for the currently still in development Batman game. Reply +2
  • Homefront: The Revolution review

  • DacoitOne 17/05/2016

    There's also reports that the Xbox One version runs at 20fps even with the day one patch installed. Reply 0
  • DacoitOne 17/05/2016

    As much as I was glad they attempted to resurrect the IP I think they chose the wrong developers to make it a reality as the videos clearly show that their technical prowess and aspirations in no way match their lofty and overblown ideas. Plus the fact the multiplayer is just a drop in coop mode and nothing like what the originals excellent multi offered makes it an utter waste of time x2. Yep I was one of those rare types who played and enjoyed the hell out of Homefront multiplayer and genuinely mourn its passing.

    That Deep Silver are even releasing this mess of a game makes me rather sad as they slowly but surely have become one of my favourite publishers with the Metro/Saints Row/Dead Island series' in recent years.
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  • Face-Off: Forza Motorsport 6 Apex on PC

  • DacoitOne 14/05/2016


    I took the liberty of taking some in game Forza Apex screenshots as yours didn't do the game any kind of real justice.







    I think it looks just fine. Damn fine even.
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  • DacoitOne 14/05/2016

    @Bagpuss That's a terrible comparison though. You could at least have taken two similar shots using the same weather preset. Reply +25
  • Lionhead: The inside story

  • DacoitOne 12/05/2016

    All the noise people make concerning bringing RDR to the PC platform yada yada yada. Well fuck all of that. Fable II was always what was really missing from my Steam library and I still remember purposely buying a second hand Xbox 360 just to have the privilege of playing through it and boy what a privilege it was. I still consider it the best game to ever come out of the studio so whenever I look at my games list and see Fable/Fable Lost Chapters and Fable III all sat there and this big gaping void sat in between a part of me still dreams of what could have been.

    Fantastic article Wes. More of this please and less articles on a certain game that rhymes with Westiny when EG's time can be spent writing something just like this that leaves an actual imprint on us all for the rest of the day.

    Again. Great job.
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  • Witcher 3: Blood and Wine is "a graphics upgrade from the base game"

  • DacoitOne 10/05/2016

    Ok so a little bit of wee trickled out. Only a little. You can barely smell it.


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  • Chaos Theory creator plays Splinter Cell's greatest ever level

  • DacoitOne 10/05/2016

    @bad09 @Das_Ginge

    See if there's one reason you hear all the time concerning just why people didn't wish to entertain Black List it was due to it having a different voice actor.

    While I can certainly understand this in many ways if you were to allow this alone to prevent you from buying into it you are missing out on a truly great SC gaming experience. If we had all taken such a stance with the Bond movies we would never have got Daniel Craig in Casino Royale.

    You do get used to the new voice quickly believe me as you are just sucked so hard into the gameplay you no longer even care after a mission or two tbh and honestly, it's just not that bad.
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  • DacoitOne 10/05/2016

    Everyone knows that Chaos Theory outside of the first outing is pretty much the pinnacle of the Splinter Cell series. What folk don't seem to know however is that the criminally overlooked Black List was the closest thing for me personally to there being an actual Chaos Theory 2 and was a true return to form for the IP which also garnered great reviews. Yet the sales for it were fairly weak and I feel rather sad for all of first time developers Ubisoft Toronto's hard work going largely unrecognised perhaps due to the bad taste both Double Agent and Conviction left some with, not all but some.

    If you are at all a fan of Chaos Theory and Splinter Cell in general and never thought of trying out Black List due to how the series panned out prior to it I strongly urge you to give it a shot. You can pick it up from G2A for a measly Ł4.89 (6.21€) or even the Deluxe version for a little bit more now. Go on, what have you got to lose?

    Actually fuck it I do believe I'm going to give it a replay again myself as I've not played it since my last play through back in 2013 and I'm rocking a GTX 960 4GB now over my then 1GB HD 7770...

    You know what to do. Fisher out.

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  • Battlefield 1 is the new World War 1 Battlefield game

  • DacoitOne 06/05/2016

    Battlefield One. Only on Xbox One. Day One. Reply -2
  • Lichdom is the worst-performing game Digital Foundry has ever tested

  • DacoitOne 22/04/2016

    @AgentDaleCooper Kinguin have it now for €2.25 from seller Gamekeyz.net

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  • DacoitOne 22/04/2016

    Somehow I'd never even heard of this before coming across this article and upon watching the abysmal performance showcased in the video the game reminded me a lot of the awesome magical abilities from Dark Messiah so I searched it out on PC. As EG so rightly stated I picked it up for less than two pounds on Kinguin which isn't bad considering it's about to become a new April 2016 released PS4 game that is selling for 49 dollars on Amazon.com right now.

    Extremely curious to see what it Achieves With CryEngine 3 running on my GTX 960.
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  • Microsoft discontinues Xbox 360

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  • Assassin's Creed 1 now back compatible on Xbox One

  • DacoitOne 21/03/2016

    I genuinely don't know anyone else who actually played Dark Void whereas I loved it start to finish. Ironically I can say the exact same thing concerning Murdered: Soul Suspect and as such I feel it's a crying shame Airtight didn't go the distance. Reply +12
  • LawBreakers no longer free-to-play, due this summer

  • DacoitOne 18/03/2016

    Because free to play doesn't always mean you will gain the player numbers to keep it afloat just look at Tribes: Ascend which I adored personally but then I also got to see it die a slow drawn out death. Once the developers finally decided to recommit to bringing it back to life the ship had already sailed and no amount of changes could save it.

    For as many gamers having something that you can download and play free of charge will entice to give it a go there's an equal or even greater number who will give it a wide berth because they don't agree with the business model that comes with it.

    Cliff Bleszinski's name being attached may just raise enough curiosity in some to give it a go because of what he once was in the PC gaming archives of old and his work both with UT and the UT mapping community. Boss Key Productions on the other hand have a lot of pressure on them as a development studio and they know they can't afford to fuck up their first launch title with dreams of free to play overight glory.

    "I think it took away from development," "We ended up being focused on how to get money, as opposed to how to make a good game." says it all and I have nothing but admiration for them altering their focus because of it.

    With the new found love for arena shooters growing by the day I know I for one will be putting my hand in my pocket and buying it whereas had it been free to play I doubt I would have ever even checked my bank balance and just left it all down to the old xp grind instead.
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  • Assassin's Creed Syndicate bows out today with The Last Maharaja DLC

  • DacoitOne 01/03/2016

    A little over a week ago I actually stopped playing AC Syndicate and started playing AC Rogue instead thanks to its recent inclusion in the Ubisoft Humble Bundle. I have to say Rogue is hands down the better game and truly a worthy successor to the excellent AC Black Flag. Hell it's pretty much Black Flag 2 in most regards. I'm still pinching myself at just how much a bargain Rogue was as it's so far kept me busy for coming up to 60+ hours and I still have loads left to do on all three included maps.

    I'm ashamed to admit I initially dismissed AC Rogue as a hastily cobbled together PC port expansion style take on Black Flag but as it stands right now I can genuinely say it's on course to becoming my favourite AC outing since Brotherhood and ACII. It's well optimised to boot too. My only wish now is that I'd realised its true worth sooner and paid the full whack for it upon release as the developer deserve every last penny and I urge any fan of Black Flag to ignore the lack of fanfare Rogue received and pick it up.

    Now please excuse me while I set sail north east to take on the final Legendary battle...Oh! Do my Johnny Boker, Come rock and roll me over. Do My Johnny Boker, do!
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  • Far Cry Primal review

  • DacoitOne 22/02/2016

    As much as people love to bemoan FarCry 2 it did at least take the series into a relatively unexplored and new direction hence why it remains my favourite of them all to this very day. Now that Clint Hocking is back with Ubisoft they should pass over the reigns to him once again and let him work his magic back into the series which is now clearly lacking.

    Blood Dragon at least made sense because for all the changes made it still involved shooting guns whereas taking guns out of anything Far Cry is like having a delivery milk float with no milk.

    Ubisoft need to do exactly what they are now doing with Assassins Creed and just rediscover just what it is that made the series so successful to begin with along with giving it the development time it so deserves. Only then will we get back what we have lost with the onlsaught of yearly rushed out broken and uninspired games.

    As for Primal I've had little to no interest in it since it was first announced. Why? It's about as Far Cry related as the hole in my sock which I turn around so nobody can see it. Take it back to basics Ubisoft not back to prehistoric man.
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  • Just Cause 3's next DLC pack adds a fully-armed wingsuit

  • DacoitOne 18/02/2016

    My most anticipated game of last year ended up as my biggest technical nightmare outside of that other pc release and even now months later I can't play it in anything like a reasonable state. Add to this my second wave of disappointment after I upgraded both my PSU and GPU to 600W and a GTX 960 4GB and still suffered the same exact issues with the game. Patches made little to no difference.

    I'm now literally beyond the point of caring either about the base game or any subsequent DLC they release and am enjoying a fully functioning great running Rise of the Tomb Raider and Assassins Creed: Rogue combo on my new hardware instead.

    Just Disappointed 3.
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  • Not everyone's thrilled with Microsoft's Quantum Break PC announcement

  • DacoitOne 12/02/2016

    Platform Break. Reply +4
  • Eurogamer readership survey 2016

  • DacoitOne 04/02/2016

    Destiny daily ad revenue. Mission complete. Reply +16