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  • 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 +4
  • 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 +4
  • 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
  • Dragon's Dogma re-release coming to PS4, Xbox One

  • Devox 23/05/2017

    @technotica I know, would love to see a sequel or the long waited for Deep Down which looked like a very similar experience. Reply 0
  • Devox 23/05/2017

    Been playing in 4K on PC - Still a dan fine looking game. The PS4/X1 will be getting this version i assume. Probably the most under-rated game of the last gen. 19.99 would be about right but It'll probably be closer to 40. Still, well worth it if you missed it first time around. The Dark Arisen DLC is B*****d hard though. Reply +1
  • The Surge is Souls-inspired sci-fi - with better technology

  • Devox 17/05/2017

    Note to all other developers (including Sony)... This is how its done. Pro support has not been good so far. If everyone else put that little bit more effort into it then i'd consider an upgrade but just not worth it. It will be really interesting to see how Microsoft handle things with their hardware upgrade. Reply +2
  • Persona 5's translation is a black mark on a brilliant game

  • Devox 17/05/2017

    I think we all take japanese translations 'as is' some are better than others for sure but there the general standard has certainly improved. I do disagree about the quality of the P5 translation. Sure, its far from perfect but it does a good job of conveying the casts differing personalities. It's far from being a 'bad' translation. If i were being hyper cynical I would say It's almost as if a certain writer/editor didn't get the gig in the first place...... Reply -2
  • Torment: Tides of Numenera free update reinstates cut companion Oom

  • Devox 17/05/2017

    @F.Rod. This is the spiritual successor to Planescape - a text heavy RPG from 1999. Perhaps you should have done a little research before you bought the game as they made no secret as to what the game was going to be. Its a worthy successor to Planescape IMO and hoping we will see a sequel after Wasteland 3 is done. Reply 0
  • Thief studio boss mocks report of series revival

  • Devox 17/05/2017

    @-Gemini44- Have to disagree with you on that front. You can play dishonoured as a pure stealth game if you want. Dishonoured has more in common with Deus Ex as it is an 'Immersive Sim'. Thief 2 is still the best pure stealth game out there and looks pretty good with the HD mod applied. But Dishonoured is a very close second IMO with the added bonus of being able to play it as a total sadist if you are that way inclined. I also really enjoyed the first Styx game but haven't got round to the second one yet. Reply +2
  • Devox 17/05/2017

    Get thief 1 & 2 with the HD texture mods if you want a proper Theif game or, as others have said, the brilliant dishonoured games. Thi4f (urgh) was painfully mediocre. Reply 0
  • Phantom Dust launches free today on Xbox One, Windows 10

  • Devox 17/05/2017

    9GB download on PC. Fair play to Microsoft I haven't completed the last freebie , Lost Odyssey (which is brilliant BTW). Did PD ever get a european release? I remember seeing lots of previews but that was about it. Reply +1
  • Quake 2 on Xbox 360: the first console HD remaster

  • Devox 15/05/2017

    I bought my first 3D card for this back in the day. I remember PC gamer going nuts over it and i jumped aboard the hype train (I was still young, dumb and full of Marmite).
    Great video John, really informative (I never knew there was a 360 version).
    Reply +1
  • Polybius review

  • Devox 12/05/2017

    @erp The first game i ever played on C64 was Hover Bover. Could only ever have been made in the UK. I'm guessing you were a big fan of Creatures. Reply +2
  • Devox 12/05/2017

    As always with Minter games, my eyes are bleeding. He's been giving me headaches for 30 sodding years! I personally don't think hes been given the respect hes due as A master arcade game maker for 35 years. I'd love to see a compilation like Rare replay of all his old games on new systems. Reply +7
  • Jelly Deals: Get a free copy of Dungeons 2 on PC from Humble

  • Devox 12/05/2017

    @ghostgate2001 It's arguably the best shooter released this gen - Fast, fluid, fun and gory as hell, as you'd expect. At 12 its a bargain. I'm also not the biggest FPS fan myself but Doom is a throwback to the good old days. No chest high cover bollocks or confined corridor duck hunts. Just big levels full of bad guys and some brutal weapons to twat them with. Reply 0
  • Playing Divinity: Original Sin 2's convincing new Game Master mode

  • Devox 09/05/2017

    @Groo72 It's almost certainly coming out for PS4/XB1. It's a stellar game already with loads of additions on the first title. Larian are a fantastic studio who are passionate about the sort of games they make. Any team that takes the time to have a Cockerel who thinks he's Poirot in their game which is completely missable without the right perk must be supported. Reply +4
  • Sources: leaked Assassin's Creed: Origins image is real

  • Devox 09/05/2017

    @FallingStickman Well, opinions are like arseholes, we've all got them. But if you base an opinion without any concrete facts then you are talking out of your arse. Having an opinion based on the fact that the last 2 games were generic as hell and ubisofts inability to innovate an openworld since Far Cry 3 would be smarter. Remember, this will have gone to the top of the most wanted list for a lot of gamers. I'm certainly intrigued to see what they've been up to. Reply 0
  • Devox 09/05/2017

    Soooooooo instead of climbing towers we'll be climbing Pyramids? Hopefully a proper 2 year cycle will have brought in some new and interesting mechanics. Still far from convinced that will be the case though. 50 says the phrases "Eye of Horus/Staff of Ra" are somewhere in the script. Reply +4
  • Jelly Deals roundup: 10 off New Nintendo 2DS XL, Infinite Warfare for 12.99, and more

  • Devox 06/05/2017

    Asuras Wrath for 3.74. I urge anyone who has not played it to pick it up. It is wonderfully unhinged and very very Japanese. Look, theres a guy the size of Jupiter who tries to literally poke you to death. Hell, Asura makes Kratos look like a mild mannered pussy. Reply +4
  • Good games done slow

  • Devox 06/05/2017

    @Bander Hang on, Shenmue was Genius. It also reviewed very very well at the time. Perhaps the first 3D game that genuinely felt real. So much incidental content in the world building it was a quantum leap above anything that had gone before it. Also, pretty sure we would not have got the brilliant Yakuza games without it. Reply +1
  • Devox 06/05/2017

    @smelltheglove I'm very well versed in the quality of the table and locker textures in Alien:Iso. Love to see a VR version of that. A;I is a beatifully crafted title, as is the original Dead Space which i recently replayed and was surprised at just how good it still looks in 4K. Reply 0
  • Devox 06/05/2017

    I think the EG crowd tend to be long term gamers and a lot are also broad church gamers as well. I really don't think there are many FIFA/COD only types here. As such we have grown up watching this hobby mutate from the high score arcade aping 80's to the vast extraordinary worlds we see today. I spent well over 10 hours in the Witcher 3 opening area, just marvelling at the world created. The souls games are another source of slow paced wonder (mostly because I'm crap at them i'll admit). I've never understood why you would want to rush past things. I spent much longer playing The Order 1886 as I was taking in by the attention to detail in the enviroments (which was lucky as the actual game itself was a bit pants).
    So, smell the roses, enjoy what a talented team has put together whether it be the stark beaty of Limbo, the Cell shaded lunacy of Borderlands or the pixel art majesty of Fez. Its a great time to enjoy this wonderful hobby as there is literally something out there for everyone.
    Reply +3
  • Fan gets free trip to BlizzCon after finding long-lost StarCraft gold master

  • Devox 05/05/2017

    He did the right thing and then so did Blizzard - Very good PR for the company to give him a very tidy sum and a trip to Blizzcon. Well played all round, apart from the usual internet twatlings who really should have not been name-checked in the story. Reply +1
  • Bethesda lawyers force name change on indie game Prey for the Gods

  • Devox 05/05/2017

    @sloth09 No, its not you, Bethesda have been in full Dickhead mode for about 3 years now. Hell, they make Nintendio look tolerant! Reply +2
  • Devox 05/05/2017

    For crying out loud, you should not be able to trademark words in common parlance. This is ridiculous. FROM could trademark 'DARK' and 'Souls' and force about 200 games to change their names. Just stop it. If this were set in space or had ANY similarities to the Bethesda game then maybe but it isn't. What it is mind does look rather good and I was unaware of it so its actually worked out well for the indie developer. Added to the old steam wishlist. Reply +5
  • Meet the man with 1200 Platinum trophies

  • Devox 05/05/2017

    @PickleJuice I'm currently playing it as well as Zelda and Persona 5. Will probably see me through til Xmas! Reply +1
  • Devox 05/05/2017

    @Fourfoldroot Mahjong is great - I got so into it i even ended up watching some mad Japanese film and anime about it (Akagi - its actually pretty good). Mini games are basically the bane of my gaming existence (Blitzball is another) Reply 0
  • Devox 05/05/2017

    @Fourfoldroot ahhh Gwent, such an enormous time sink if you get hooked (I've played W3 for about 60 hours so far and i bloody swear 20 of those were playing Gwent). Have you played the closed Beta of the Gwent standalone on GOG? Basically its strawberry flavour crack and a massive improvement on an already brilliant game. Reply 0
  • Devox 05/05/2017

    120 hours a WEEK - thats about 3 months for me. The whole trophy Hunt/ Gamerscore thing is still a big positive as far as i can see. Certainly if theres a whole bunch of you the 'Friendly Competition' adds another element to things (theres about 12 of us at work who all game fairly regularly, all ages and genders too which is cool). Also makes the hobby a damn sight cheaper too! It does remind me of my schooldays as highscore chasing on the C64 was VERY important at the time. As long as you're enjoying yourself, sounds like this guy doesn't really 'enjoy' the vast majority of the games he plays which is sad. Reply +1
  • Activision shows off side-by-side comparison of its Crash Bandicoot remake

  • Devox 05/05/2017

    Play the originals on ePSXe - They hold up pretty well with a bump to the original resolution.. They were never that great to start with in terms of core gameplay. I think pricing could be key here, I'm not sure many will bite if it's any more than 25. Also, like a few others have mentioned, the original PS1 version actually looks more vibrant than the remake. Reply 0
  • Darksiders 3 leaked with screenshots and details

  • Devox 02/05/2017

    Also, STEAM currently has Darksiders 1 & 2 for 9. Absolute bargain. Reply +1
  • Devox 02/05/2017

    @B0NES You really need to point out when you are being sarcastic on here. I absolutely guarantee someone will take that seriously. Reply +4
  • Devox 02/05/2017

    Wait, what? - these aren't horsemen. Everyone knows the horsemen were Flair, Anderson, Blanchard and Anderson....No?
    On topic, good to see a third title. The original is really underestimated. Probably the best Zelda game made in the last 20 years (BOW excluded as i've only just started it). Certainly better than the Zeldas on Gamecube and Wii. The second one i wasn't so impressed by. Must give it another chance at some point i guess. Hopefully number three sits between the two, semi open world, good puzzles and fun boss fights. Cautiously optimistic.
    Reply +2
  • Anita Sarkeesian brings Tropes vs. Women in Video Games to a close

  • Devox 28/04/2017

    @Honeyman and i'm pretty sure they haven't coined in a quarter of a million in the process...unless EG pays VERY well. I wonder how much of Anitas 'work' EG would have published if it was presented to them sight unseen? Reply +1
  • Devox 28/04/2017

    @_TheDarkSide_ You are reinforcing the mysoginist stereotype you pig...or have you just made a light-hearted comment....Thats the difference between normal people and the professional victim. There just seems to be more and more of the latter i'm afraid. Reply +5
  • Devox 28/04/2017

    @Haar Anita...is that you? with your complete inability to grasp what Bioshock Infinite is actually about because you've not actually played it?

    The sad thing here is instead of reasoned debate where her over simplified, under researched drivel was held up to be the intellectually vapid nonsense it was, we had the trolls and nutjobs give her a free pass by basically being, well, Trolls and nutjobs. I urge you all to go watch her 'work' and try not to laugh at just how bad it all is. We should not hate Anita, we should pity her as she'd fail her A-Level in feminism if this was her coursework.
    Reply +9
  • Devox 28/04/2017

    @mega-gazz See thats the problem, I really don't think she believes any of it. She's a con artist and has made herself a very tidy sum out of this whole debacle. Her videos are trite sixth form level 'analysis'. But, its made her famous and fairly wealthy which i'm fairly sure were her goals so you have to applaud her for that. Reply +8
  • Devox 28/04/2017

    @carmagainagain Hey, i know this Nigerian prince who needs to move some money, just give me your bank details and we'll leave some in your account once its moved.... because that is as big a scam as what this witless buffoon came up with. She did nothing but give feminism a bad name. The only impact she has had is to put feminism back 100 years, y'know when women were roundly looked upon as being stupid and intellectually inferior.
    This very site has had 2 long standing female contributors who have both done infinitely more for female gamers and the industry at large than that snake oil saleswoman.
    Reply +5
  • What a real-life football commentator learned when he commentated a FIFA tournament

  • Devox 23/04/2017

    @riceNpea Sorry, you're surprised about one of the sites biggest fanboys being a fanboy about non-games stuff????? He'll probably lose the plot over which bog roll you use (dirty andrex scum etc). I'm amazed he can actually function as a normal adult. Reply +4
  • Is Persona 5 on PS4 actually a 1080p remaster?

  • Devox 23/04/2017

    @-Gemini44- You're either a fan of this genre or your not. I personally don't think P5 would 'Convert' any non-jrpg fan. Its slow to start, has multiple complex interlocking systems and is very japanese. I would not have given it an essential badge as it has a high entry bar for non fans of the genre. But, its almost certainly my GOTY Reply 0
  • Devox 23/04/2017

    Would love to see a proper remaster of 3 and 4 or BC at the very least. These are not games where you worry about the technical side of things. Its a shame that japanese developers are still making cross gen RPGs though, and a real shame that Persona has yet to jump to PC. Reply -1