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  • Playing Civilization as Trump

  • Devox 22/07/2017

    It doesn't matter what your particular world view is, this is just not funny or even particularly satirical. You have 3 of the easiest targets in politics right now (May the mirthless, Jezza the tosser and Donald the dipstick) and yet the attempts at 'Comedy' are enough to make a sixth former blush. I'm all for quality satire but this is a million miles from it. Reply +5
  • The Witcher 3 can still look prettier as impressive new mod shows

  • Devox 22/07/2017

    @mega-gazz I think you're being overly harsh there MG. I agree it certainly isn't the second coming that most of the press wet themselves over but its still one of the best open world games out there. I prefer both W3 and HZD over it but its still excellent. Reply +2
  • Tony Hawk's Pro Skater HD to be removed from Steam next week

  • Devox 11/07/2017

    £1.39 - Hell I've bought Mastertronic games for more than that. Reply +1
  • The bonkers box boasts of classic Codemasters covers

  • Devox 07/07/2017

    @Alan_M Finders Keepers, Spellbound, knight tyme and stormcbringer. They were revolutionary at the time. Reply +2
  • Devox 07/07/2017

    There was such an innocence about gaming in the 80's. You could basically get away with anything without some asshat corporation shutting you down. The Budgies like Mastertronic/Codies/Firebird etc had little in the way of quality control but they did all release some fantastic little games at £2 a pop. I had a prticular fondness for the magic Knight games. Reply 0
  • Crash Bandicoot N.Sane Trilogy biggest single-platform launch of the year

  • Devox 07/07/2017

    @SonicTheHedgehog oh do grow up Reply 0
  • Devox 04/07/2017

    Which begs the question, Who owns the Croc Games these days? Because i'd be dusting the buggers down right now. Reply 0
  • Devox 04/07/2017

    @MrTomFTW Well at least you now know the age demographic on this site as it seems a lot of 27-32 year olds do not agree with you trampling on their childhoods (despite being correct in asserting that the Crash games, bar CTR were All medicre at best and s***e at worst). Reply -3
  • City of Brass looks like Prince of Persia meets BioShock

  • Devox 07/07/2017

    @spamdangled Its becoming a lazy shorthand for games that have little or nothing to do with proper rogue-likes. This looks like it needs a lot of work. Reply 0
  • Devox 07/07/2017

    @Stiisneej Exhumed is one of the most under rated games of that generation. Bugger, now i want to dust off the Saturn. Reply +1
  • Devox 07/07/2017

    @space_ace Having your gonads pushed through a meat grinder is better than POP3D Reply 0
  • Riot blames Brexit for 20% League of Legends in-game currency price hike

  • Devox 05/07/2017

    @Fenbops Whats the old saying, 'If you're dealt lemons make lemonade'. If you're dealt Brexit, make worldwide trade deals rather than restricting yourself to 27 economically buggered european countries. Reply 0
  • Devox 05/07/2017

    @Spuzzell Its somewhat ironic you calling people who voted for brexit as stupid. I mean you obviously voted to remain and you're a cretin. You're making sweeping assumptions based on zero factual research. Maybe go and actually READ the current EU trade agreements with non EU countries which are breathtakingly restrictive. Maybe consider that we can negotiate favourable deals with ohh lets say USA, Japan,China,India and Austrilasia without being held to ransom by the member for Waloonia trying to derail it. But no, you're just full of righteous indignation that you backed the wrong horse. Democracy , who needs it eh. It's great as long as it agrees with your world view but terrible when it doesn't. We voted to leave and thats that. Its the hand we have been dealt, lets make the most of it. Reply +3
  • The story behind the 26-year-old Mega Drive basketball game getting £8000 bids on eBay

  • Devox 30/06/2017

    I've got a horrible feeling I had one of these back in the day. I ran a shop in Gloucester and we used to order direct from the companies. The EA rep used to pop in every 5-6 weeks and i'm sure this was one of the titles we had running (in EA style it got upgraded the following year if memory serves). Reply 0
  • Delightful side-scrolling roguelike GoNNER is out now on Switch

  • Devox 30/06/2017

    Have to disagree on this one. Its mechanically competent but that s about it. Theres not much content and the 'Random' layouts are little more than differently szed oblongs with enemies in. It just about deserves the £2 price tag given it feels like a Mastertronic game from the 80's. Reply 0
  • Fumito Ueda submitted a proposal of changes for the Shadow of the Colossus PS4 remake

  • Devox 30/06/2017

    @AmorousBadger The ps3 remaster was a cash grab and pretty poor all round. Buy a copy of the PS2 version and run it through PCSX2 1.40. 6x internal res and 60fps. Reply -1
  • Devox 30/06/2017

    Lets just hope it runs at a smooth 60/30 fps - His stuff is always high on idea but low on execution. SotC is best played on PC using emulation at the moment so hopefully we will get the game as it was originally intended on PS4. Reply 0
  • Castlevania animated series stars Battlestar Galactica and The Hobbit actors

  • Devox 30/06/2017

    I've always though James Callis would make a brilliant Doctor. He can play straight but also has great comic timing (as anyone who has seen Galactica can attest). Reply 0
  • Until Dawn and Tokyo Jungle are free for PS Plus members in July

  • Devox 28/06/2017

    @flooff not sure why you've been negged for that. Looks like they're quietly giving us every episodic game for free. Hoping for Kings Quest next. Reply +9
  • Devox 28/06/2017

    Now that is more like it Sony. A really eclectic mix across PS4 & 3 (Tokyo Jungle is barking, literally and a fantastic game). Game of thrones along with Batman and Minecraft are the only Telltale games I haven't got so thats cool and Until Dawn is a Very welcome addition. Lovely Darkstalkers as well as Element4l on Vita.
    Very satisfied with this month.
    Reply +12
  • Episode Prompto is Final Fantasy 15 in a nutshell, for better and for worse

  • Devox 28/06/2017

    Probably the second most divisive game of 2016 (after No Mans Sky). I enjoyed it but you had to overlook a ton of problems. As long as you set the battle to stop if you aren't moving then combat was still quite tactical. But you had to go fiddling in the options menu to set it up. It should have been the default setting. The story also tends to happen away from where you are which made it difficult to engage in the narrative. The less said about chapter 13 and the abrupt ending the better. Really can't see myself returning to it for the DLC which is looking a little light on actual content. Reply 0
  • Free-to-play Orcs Must Die! Unchained invades PS4 in July

  • Devox 28/06/2017

    Julys PS+ games have been announced - Best Month in years i reckon. Reply 0
  • Nintendo confirms SNES mini, including never-released Starfox 2

  • Devox 26/06/2017

    I really don't get the enthusiasm here. Ok, theres some great games here but who hasn't played them to death already? £80 is a lot to plop on nostalgia or (for some of the more rabid fanboys on here) to buy the same games for the fourth or fifth time (and a sixth when they appear on Switch i bet).
    Its also something of a mixed bag games wise with some genuinely poor titles (both Kirbys and both StarFox's (time has not been kind believe me)) Some deeply average (DKC, punch out and mega man X) some that time has not been kind to (Mario Kart and F-Zero) and some that haven't aged at all and are still superb (Zelda/Metroid/FF6/Mario world/Mana) The lack of Mario all stars, super tennis and Pilotwings are particularly perplexing. For that sort of outlay I'd want a far broader selection of titles that 21. But I don't have that weird attachment to Nintendo that so many others seem to have so I'm really not the target audience. It's a nice little novelty but will be taking up loft space within months for most (or sold on with an obscene markup).
    Reply -4
  • Beyond Good & Evil 2 lets you create your own character

  • Devox 15/06/2017

    @bushwod I thought the swearing was terribly forced in the trailer. Far too much of it too. Reply +4
  • Devox 15/06/2017

    This looks and sounds wildly ambitious. Let's be honest, if they deliver it's going to be the high watermark for videogames. But, I'm a cynical old bugger and i will believe it when i see it. Reply 0
  • Digital Foundry: Hands-on with Destiny 2 PC at 4K 60fps

  • Devox 15/06/2017

    I'm happy with a 6 month delay if the PC version comes out bug free and polished. Far too many AAA have been shoddy on PC in the last couple of years. Would be nice if they did a God Eater and bundled the original Destiny for free!!! Reply +4
  • Why are some Monster Hunter fans upset about a new game in the series?

  • Devox 15/06/2017

    @59fps The switch is a VERY long way off XB1 even in its original state. Its much closer to the 360 than the X1. Even at 720P the switch would be very hard pressed to run current gen software. But it will play last gen software like Skyrim. You buy Nintendo for first party titles, anything on top is a bonus. Reply +1
  • Devox 15/06/2017

    @Tubey How has MH actually sold in the West? I can only assume that Capcom do not see a profit being turned. A real shame but if World seels well i bet XX will get a translation to the West as well. Reply 0
  • Devox 15/06/2017

    This is a series that really gained traction on Sonys home & portable systems. Nintendo, being smart for once, managed to platform exclusivity which really helped push the DS. However, the limited Nintendo hardware seriously curtails any grand ambition that Capcom may have for the franchise. It'll sell PS4 in Japan by the trucklaod that is for certain. Very surprised its gone multiformat but I'm looking forward to seeing what they come up with.
    There will almost certainly still be spinn-offs on the Switch/3DS so its a positive for both single and multi platform gamers.
    Reply 0
  • Sony's flat E3 conference shows signs of a mid-generation lull

  • Devox 14/06/2017

    @-Gemini44- A fanboy and his logic are soon parted.
    I just don't understand them. If you are THAT invested in gaming to the point of lunatic fanboyism, why on earth would you limit yourself to one platform? I stopped being a 1 platformer in 1990 (when i actually had my own money). Just think of how much you miss if you stick to one platform (particularly if its Nintendo).
    Reply +6
  • Devox 13/06/2017

    @Naetharu The other thing that PC gaming at the lower end of the spectrum gives you is a massive library of games. A modest £400-£500 setup will play 90% of the history of PC gaming. Get yourself a Steam and GOG account and you are golden. Add emulation to the mix and you have every console & computer from 1978 to 2005. Add te fact its an actual computer so you can do myriad other things than gaming. Also, surely if you are a FPS fan then you play on PC anyway? No true fan of the genre is console bound. Its a bit like saying you're a racer then turn up in a 2CV. Reply 0
  • Devox 13/06/2017

    @OtisBDriftwood 'A less than stellar year for Playstation@ - The E3 show you moron not the actual year.
    As the usual frothing fanboys bicker and foam at the mouth. We are talking about the actual show here. On that basis, Ubisoft take the Gold, surprising pretty much everyone. Microsoft take the Silver for actual new hardware and by far the most actual new games shown. Ninty and sony share the Bronze for little in the way of new titles and a general lack of release dates. Nintendo would have taken it if there had been any footage at all of MP4.
    Reply -2
  • Super Mario Odyssey is a very weird Mario game

  • Devox 14/06/2017

    @vert1go Cmon vert, you're supposed to be the biggest Ninty fanboy on this site. You can do better than Treehouse is quite good surely? Kirankara has been a much bigger nutter than you recently. Time to step up your game or lose the crown! Reply 0
  • Devox 14/06/2017

    @Sebatr0x Don't be a prat. there's enough of them on here already.
    On topic it looked ok. A 3d Kid Chameleon. Would certainly lend it a more puzzle orientated gamestyle rather than the same old platforming.
    Reply 0
  • Insomniac's Spider-Man debuts gameplay footage

  • Devox 13/06/2017

    Would be nice to see a 'Dark' Spiderman story. Game starts you with a fully powered up Peter Parker but kills him off and you then play as Morales. The footage was a little QTE heavy which is a concern but it looked pretty good otherwise. Cautious optimism on this one. Reply 0
  • Microsoft gives more memory to Project Scorpio developers

  • Devox 09/06/2017

    This should be a new gen machine. make it backwards compatible with X1 & 360 but give developers the ability to create for Scorpio only. Reply 0
  • Victor Vran's tribute to Motörhead is wonderfully judged

  • Devox 05/06/2017

    See, with a little effort you can make a rock steady, playable game on all current hardware. Lovely little game. Reply +4
  • The story of Mean Machines magazine

  • Devox 04/06/2017

    @higganos Oli did indeed do the artwork for Thalamus games, which always got good scores from the Newsfield published mags. odd that! Reply +2
  • Divinity: Original Sin 2 release date set for September

  • Devox 24/05/2017

    At the very least its a recommended. Been dipping in and out as the updates have been made and I can confirm its better in pretty much every department over the original (which was brilliant itself). Hoping they get this over to the consoles like the original. Larian are a great developer. They make what they want, foibles and all. Reply +5
  • Xbox Game Pass launches 1st June

  • Devox 24/05/2017

    Looking at the full list, theres a good selection of titles across most genres but a lot have already been in either GWG or PS+. Its a great idea if you are new to the scene for sure as there is a little of everything to try. But for the more mature gamer theres not a lot there for you. Still, a very cheap way to play through Halo5/GOW1-3/Sunset overdrive. Reply -2
  • Devox 24/05/2017

    @grassyknoll Hah, Nintendo will be charging £8 for each snes game and £4 for NES. You're bang on though, 100 NES/SNES/N64/GC games with regular rotation at £5.99 a month. Reply +1
  • Ultra Street Fighter 2: The Final Challengers review

  • Devox 24/05/2017

    @redcrayon I don't think 'Fraction of the price' and 'VC' go together. The SNES release will probably still be a tenner. Reply +1
  • Devox 24/05/2017

    @Krychek Proper arcade fightsticks or GTFO. There are already more than enough titles on Switch to make it a viable purchase. Reply +2
  • Devox 24/05/2017

    @wyp100 Sometimes you just have to make a stand. Hopefully this sells terribly and sends out a clear message about this shameless gouging. Unfortunately, looking at Metacritic, there are a lot of ppl out there that still think its 1991. Reply +1
  • Devox 24/05/2017

    @Calverz Why would you preorder this in the first place? What were you expecting it to be? Reply +1
  • Devox 24/05/2017

    Oh Capcom/Nintendo.... £35 should have got a definitive SF2, SF3, SF alpha and SF4. The Switch has enough Juice to run 4 for certain. Would have made a nice package with cabinet decals, interviews with creators and scene veterans as to the impact each made on the genre. A proper archive release. But no, the very definition of shovelware at a ridiculous price. The fact is SF2 has been comprehensively bettered by myriad other games (some of which are already available on Switch). This would be a questionable purchase at £5 these days. If you have a switch, go buy Garou:Mark of the Wolves as it is a far better game. Reply +5
  • Devox 24/05/2017

    @FreakyZoid much like Skelingtons Reply +2
  • Final Fantasy 15 survey hints at possible future updates

  • Devox 24/05/2017

    @Kremlik The developers really didn't learn much from W3 that i could find. W3 is a better game in every single respect - because there was a passion behind the project. FF15 just felt like it had been focus grouped to death. This survey is just another example. Best to let it be and start FF16 with a clear goal in terms of world building and systems (and to make sure it doesn't release anywhere near Cyberpunk 2077). Maybe take cues from Persona 5/Yakuza series in keeping a japanese aesthetic whilst still appealing to a western audience. Or make Lost Odyssey 2. Reply 0
  • Devox 24/05/2017

    Quite simply, release the game with a story that has a beginning, middle and end. Maybe not have major plot advances happen offscreen? Look i mostly enjoyed 15, the combat worked once you got the hang of it (ie put it in wait mode so the action stopped if you didnt press anything) and it looked stunning in places. But it was so obviously rushed to release with chunks of story missing and a train wreck of an ending. This 'Survey' shows a developer who have no vision for the franchise anymore. The best FF game of the last 2 generations? Lost Odyssey without a doubt. Reply +4
  • Watch Dogs, Dragon Age headline June's Xbox Live Games with Gold

  • Devox 24/05/2017

    Not a good month personally as i've rinsed all of them (origins twice). BUT if you haven't played any of these theres an awful lot of very good content there. Watchdogs was Ok, Just play through the main story missions. AC3 is, again, Ok. Like Watchdogs, if you only play through the main missions it won't outstay its welcome. DA:O on the other hand is the best RPG of the last-gen. It plays remarkably well with a pad and I never felt it was ever an issue (completed on 360 and PC). So, a good 100 hours of entertainment right there. Reply 0