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  • Inside FIFA 18's Weekend League, the gruelling mode that's consuming players' lives

  • Devox 21/11/2017

    Not really newsworthy, every game has its hardcore and they have the hardcore of the hardcore. But, hell, if you're not actually enjoying it, why do it in the firstplace. It's not as if there isn't a 1000 other games you could be playing and, y'know, actually enjoying.
    I also see Warren is in the House. My money is on the fact it's Wes' dad.
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  • CD Projekt Red: "We leave greed to others"

  • Devox 19/11/2017

    Along with Larian & Rockstar, this is one developer I do trust. I'm just hoping they pull a Fallout 4 at E3 and announce it for next Sept. Reply +2
  • A brief history of 2000AD's 8-bit games

  • Devox 19/11/2017

    @Dismiss Dan Dare was Eagle not 200AD . Virgin published some excellent action adventure games with Dare as the lead. Reply +4
  • Existential sea horror SOMA is coming to Xbox One, minus the monsters if you so choose

  • Devox 17/11/2017

    Creative have also announced a Snowflake mode for Alien Isolation......... Reply -2
  • Outcast - Second Contact review

  • Devox 16/11/2017

    Gods, i remember this running like an absolute pig on my PC of the time but persevering as it was this incredible open world with weird aliens and landscapes. Great to see it back and hopefully it will get some new fans. Reply +1
  • Making our own adventures in Dragon's Dogma

  • Devox 15/11/2017

    @Bauul Combat tends to be the weakness of the genre to be fair, especially if you are coming of something made by FROM or Nioh. Reply 0
  • Devox 15/11/2017

    One of the few games that gets night right. lantern in hand quietly trying to reach safe haven and you can barely see more than a few feet in front of you in an area in which your characters are underpowered is as tense as gaming gets in my opinion. It was another game whose gameworld was too ambitious for the hardware of the time and it had some serious performance issues but the version on PC, PS4 and X1 are well worth a visit if you are an RPG fan or grew up watching those incredible Ray Harryhausen films. Reply 0
  • Russia uses game screenshot to try and claim US is working with ISIS

  • Devox 14/11/2017

    The continuing perils of the social media age. Any Twatbiscuit with a PC can wage a propaganda war. Things will only get worse i'm afraid. Basically if you cannot independently verify a story you see online its safer to ignore it. Reply +9
  • Beamdog may be making a new Planescape: Torment RPG

  • Devox 14/11/2017

    Simply put, hire some decent writers first and foremost. It's a glaring weakness in the BG MOD and Planescape would show that up even further. I'm all for further forays into the Planescape universe as it is a far more interesting place than the usual fantasy fare. Reply +1
  • The new Pokémon movie includes a moment that is freaking fans out

  • Devox 14/11/2017

    @matthewfrench Actually, the sex scene at the end of the Pokemon film between Pika and Ash is very tastefully done. Reply +5
  • Doom's 'impossible' Switch port analysed in depth

  • Devox 12/11/2017

    Props to ID for even trying to cram it onto a last gen console. But surely, at $60 you would only buy this if you play exclusively on Switch and on the move. Otherwise it makes absolutely no sense to buy it when there are massively superior versions of the game on every other console/PC. It does find itself in a unique position of being one of the very few shooters on the machine which may help sales from the Nintendo only brigade i guess as theres only really splatoon as competition in the genre and they really couldn't be more different. The pricetag seems extreme for a game so compromised from its original vision. Surely a $30 would be fairer? Reply -3
  • Hob and Torchlight developer Runic Games has been closed

  • Devox 03/11/2017

    aaaand there goes another one. Damn fine Dev team that has made some truly brilliant games. Hope they all land on their feet. This whole games as a service bollocks is becoming a real worry. Reply +11
  • Microsoft Xbox One X review

  • Devox 03/11/2017

    I'm very impressed with the backwards compat on the X. 360 games getting 4K upgrades is very unexpected. Oblivion and fallout 3 show how much better they look on X. Red Dead in 4K???? Reply +5
  • Xbox One X comes hand in hand with massive downloads

  • Devox 03/11/2017

    @LittleRiver 65% of all TVs bought this year have been 4k in the UK. Its not Niche in any way shape or form. Its not a fad like 3D was always going to be it was always the next evolution of the TV industry. The next Gen of Consoles will be 4K/30 capable machines. Reply +1
  • Devox 03/11/2017

    @quent Yeah, who needs increased graphical fidelity or more complex AI routines. We should never have evolved past the Spectrum 48K and C64. The last thing the industry needs is evolution. Thats why we all still play on playstation 1 with its 320p resolution......... you see, its a silly argument with no merit. Graphics will continue to improve and resolutions will continue to rise. Reply +3
  • Devox 03/11/2017

    @travisstindt Well, given nintendo do not make games that are remotely graphically complex its hard to say. The new Mario could probably be ported to PS3 & 360 without too much trouble so you cannot really compare it. However, MS seem to have no compression going on at all with these titles (quantum Break is a 40GB download on Steam for instance) so that suggests a certain degree of laziness on their part. Reply -2
  • Devox 03/11/2017

    The X should really ship with a 2TB drive as standard. Not so much of a problem for non AAA games but if you're a fan of Halo/GoW and Forza and any of the multiplatform games then a 1TB hard drive is going to get very cramped very soon just like the PS4 which originally shipped with a 500GB drive. Factor in the added cost and it becomes quite an expensive proposition.
    My PS4 often feels like playing RE4 in that i'm constantly juggling with games to get the damn things to fit in the Drive. Hate the fact you need double the actual file size.
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  • PlayStation Plus November lineup has Worms

  • Devox 01/11/2017

    Jesus thats a poor selection. Hopefully this is Sony and Microsofts lull before a bumper December selection. Bound is nothing special and i played my fill of Worms on the Amiga decades ago. In fact the PS3 and Vita selections are better than the PS4 offerings. Reply +3
  • If Monster Hunter: World doesn't get you into Capcom's incredible series, nothing ever will

  • Devox 01/11/2017

    I've tried so many times to get into these games. PS2 WiiU and PSP but they never seem to hold my interest for long. This looks gorgeous i have to say but I think this is a sub genre thats not for me. I might dig out the PS2 original or i think i still have Tri on WiiU and have another bash. Reply +5
  • Housemarque brings "longstanding commitment to the arcade genre to an end"

  • Devox 01/11/2017

    @mattdymond Jarvis is one of the legendary developers - Defender, Robotron, Stargate, Smash TV, all 10p munching behemoths of games from back in the day. His games were pure tests of skill and reflexes. Housemarque, as afficianados of the 80's arcade game, jumped at the chance to work with him and produced a brilliant game. Resogun is a modern defender clone. Reply +3
  • Devox 01/11/2017

    A developer that has an enviable back catalogue of top quality arcade games. Nex Machina is the pinnacle of their craft but pretty much everything they have produced has been top quality if you're old enough to remember pumping 10ps into arcade cabinets back in the day.
    It's really odd, given their games have pretty much all reviewed extremely well, that the sales have been so poor. Could it be the fact that the younger generation have no love for old school arcade games?
    Will certainly be very interested to see what they come up with next. Best of luck to them.
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  • Here's fresh gameplay of Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night

  • Devox 01/11/2017

    @BellyFullOfHell Slain suckered me as well. Hugely disappointing title. Reply 0
  • Devox 01/11/2017

    Despite being a huge SotN fan I passed on backing this, Mighty 9 might have had something to do with it.
    However this looks pretty good so far, Music is right, movement is very Alucard and art direction looks spot on. Will be keeping an eye out for this one next year. I'd be quite happy with a SotN 2. Marketplace is certainly more crowded since that release as Metroidvania games are 2 a penny on steam although Good metroidvanias are still pretty rare.
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  • Here's the cool new trailer for Insomniac's Spider-Man game

  • Devox 30/10/2017

    Hasn't really added anything to the original trailer. Little or no actual gameplay shown. Surely its about time we actually had a good Spiderman game? Its with a developer with a decent pedigree rather than the developer that has had the license for years (Beenox if memory serves?) whose releases ranged from Ok to awful.
    Still can't really believe that this is a PS4 exclusive. You'd have thought that Marvel would have wanted the maximum exposure for the game rather than tie it to one console. On the flip side, it concentrates the talent pool to one version only.
    Quietly optimistic so far.
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  • Detroit's latest trailer features Kara and domestic abuse

  • Devox 30/10/2017

    As with all of Quantic Dreams output, looks lovely but is basically a choose your own adventure game as written by an idiot. Cage is probably the only writer in videogames that makes Kojima look good. Kojima, however, makes great games whilst cage makes barely interactive d-grade movies that would make Troma blush.
    Until Dawn and the first season of the walking dead by telltale are the current best in class. Somebody please give Quantics tech guys to Telltale or supermassive. That engine deserves so much better than Cage.
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  • Here's five miserable minutes of The Last of Us Part 2

  • Devox 30/10/2017

    @mss99 I'd happily break both of Crash Bandicoots arms if given the chance! Reply +2
  • Devox 30/10/2017

    Yeah, this ain't ever gonna be on a Nintendo console! That was unpleasant in the extreme as it had no context to a wider story. Could just as easily been a trailer for Hostel 16. The only thing we now know is that it will be 18 rated and will never see the light of day in Australia.
    I replayed the original on PS4 a couple of months ago and left surprisingly underwhelmed. Also came away from Uncharted 2 on PS4 with the same feeling yet they were both GOTY contenders for me on first playthrough.
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  • inFamous studio Sucker Punch reveals samurai game Ghost of Tsushima

  • Devox 30/10/2017

    4 years of development? Lets hope its learnt the lessons of all the open world games that have come out since second son. Shame there didn't seem to be a single second of actual gameplay in the trailer. I'll be quite happy with a Samurai Witcher with Souls combat and horizons graphical fidelity.
    I really hope Microsoft are paying attention to the fact that pretty much all the best games this year have been single player games. MP has its place but SP is where the real magic is. Sony and Nintendo seem to understand this.
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  • Here's the first full trailer for the Papers, Please film

  • Devox 27/10/2017

    Where is this going to find an audience? Won't be in the cinemas if its a short feature. Hopefully one of the major broadcasters shows an interest in this as it looks great so far. Reply -1
  • Wolfenstein 2: The New Colossus review

  • Devox 27/10/2017

    I think its safe to say that 2017 will go down as one of the very best years in the history of videogames. There has been something great in pretty much every genre imaginable. I'd be quite happy with a 6 month game drought so i can catch up. Reply +2
  • Super Mario Odyssey review

  • Devox 26/10/2017

    @mega-gazz The problem here is that Oli is the reviewer who would probably give a shit in a shoebox an essential if it had the nintendo badge slapped on it. The review of BotW made it sound like the second coming of christ. None of the technical limitations were mentioned or the fact that it actually didn't have an original idea in it. Don't get me wrong, its still a very good game but its a long way from the ridiculous, gushing praise it rec'd here.
    This one looks like traditional Nintendo - Mario 64 got drunk and had a one night stand with Kid Chameleon. This is what nintendo do best and its nice to see they haven't tried to crowbar in any MP or Microtransaction BS. A content complete single player game (WB/Ubi/EA please take note we WANT single player games without chuffing season passes or loot box bollocks). Theres not enough on Switch for me to warrant picking one up yet but I'm tempted to buy it anyway just to make a point about the viability of single player experiences.
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  • Devox 26/10/2017

    @UncleLou You are wrong. simple as. Sony and MS have fanboys, nintendo has zealots. They are a whole different level of mental, wailing, man-child nutjobs. Go read any forum on any website for proof. Reply -2
  • The Bungie interview: how Destiny 2 on PC is more than just a port

  • Devox 24/10/2017

    Certainly nice to see a dev actually optimising their game on PC. Reply +3
  • Digital Foundry: the best 2017 4K TVs for HDR gaming

  • Devox 24/10/2017

    @justerthought I think you've probably described the PS6 not the PS5. There is no way you'll be getting 24tflops of GPU or a CPU of that standard. Also the memory on its own would make the console VERY expensive (16GB will set you back £200 right now). No, thats very wishful thinking my friend. Would be an awesome machine to see in action thats for sure. More likely to be 8-12GB mem with an underpowered CPU (All 3 Consoles seem to ignore the CPU for some reason) and a custom 8-10 TFlop high bandwidth GPU. Even then you'll be looking at a price north of £400. Reply 0
  • The original Mafia is back from digital purgatory and out on GOG

  • Devox 19/10/2017

    Great idea, very badly executed. The race sections in particular were twitchy nightmares. Mafia 2 is a far better game. Reply -9
  • Gran Turismo Sport review

  • Devox 17/10/2017

    @just4socom Its not dead, this is just a very MP focused release. Its not for me either but GT7 should hopefully be the 'proper' release. Just skip this one or pick up one of the other excellent racers to have come out in the last couple of years. Reply +2
  • EA has shut down Visceral Games

  • Devox 17/10/2017

    FFS. So here comes the loot box, multiplayer shitfest that absolutely nobody asked for.
    Really looking forward to a proper single player narrative based game in the star wars universe. And EA wonder why they are despised by the non multiplayer crowd.
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  • Here's the deal with Assassin's Creed Origins in-game loot chests

  • Devox 09/10/2017

    As long as the in game currency cannot be 'Paid' for with real money then this really isn't that bad. As long as everything he sells can be found 'in the wild' then thats fine by me. Quite tempted given this is a prequel as I've only got to Rogue in the AC timeline. Reply +4
  • Star Wars Battlefront 2 has a loot crate problem

  • Devox 09/10/2017

    There always seems to bae another level of hell for publishers to find. DLC begat Season Passes begat Loot Boxes begat ......... How about pay per play, the arcade experience in your own home (£1 per multiplayer round). Reply +5
  • Devox 09/10/2017

    @El-Lawsonoso The problem is that for every 1 of us who thinks this is BS and should be removed as quickly as possible there are 20 who will drop the extra money. Until that ratio changes we had all better get used to this crap because it makes the publisher a fortune. Reply +2
  • SNES mini already hacked to play downloaded games

  • Devox 09/10/2017

    @PickleJuice The big difference is, of course, that Nintendo are market leaders in corporate greed. Maybe if they actually priced their stuff fairly in the first place there would be no need for hacking the machine. I have a library of pretty much every decent MegaDrive game on my PC, all actually paid for at a reasonable price for 20+ years old software (Roughly £50 for 48 games). Reply -1
  • Devox 09/10/2017

    So why bother buying the damn thing in the first place? Just carry on with the superior PC emulation and a quality controller?

    Perhaps if Nintendo were not nickle and dime-ing their back catalogue in the first place (£4 foe a NES game £8 for SNES). Why not follow MSofts lead and have a proper, curated back catalogue you could pay a monthly fee for? Hell, call it 'Ninrtendo Access' and launch it on other platforms or at least include it as part of the paid for online thats coming soon. Just quit with the nasty, corporate greed that has defined them this century.
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  • Neymar no more as Konami scrubs PSG star from PES 2018's Barcelona-themed menus

  • Devox 05/10/2017

    Barcelona FC itself next when the Spanish league kick out the Catalonian Scum ;-) Reply -7
  • Assassin's Creed Origins lets you pet cats, and fans are very happy

  • Devox 05/10/2017

    @BabyBabyBabyOh I really hope there a mission where you have to neuter 10 cats in 2 mins. Hidden Blade and throwing knife conker removal combo. Reply 0
  • Nioh confirmed for PC, out November via Steam

  • Devox 05/10/2017

    @mega-gazz It's very much a souls-like only with a level based structure. Remember, this is from the same guys that made Ninja Gaiden on the original XBox which was bastard hard way before the souls games came about. If you're easily frustrated i'd probably steer clear. Reply 0
  • Devox 05/10/2017

    So the good news is its coming to PC but the bad news is the port is more than likely going to be bobbins. Loved the demos on PS4 but held off picking it up. Now just need to pray that they actually do a professional port.
    Persona 5 and the Yakuza games next would be nice.
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  • Tabletop fantasy deck-builder Hand of Fate 2 comes to PC and console this November

  • Devox 05/10/2017

    First game is a fantastic concept with slightly lacking gameplay. Certainly one of the more original RPGs of recent times.Will be picking up the sequel:D Reply 0
  • Assassin's Creed Origins is the series you remember, back yet again

  • Devox 05/10/2017

    I've only just finished AC3..... Hopefully this ships in a playable state. Looks fantastic but the actual gameplay hasn't really evolved. Will add to the list for a later date i think unless the reviews are stellar. Reply -1
  • Road Redemption review

  • Devox 05/10/2017

    It certainly has a 'Budget game' feel to it. But its a fun Homage to the old MD games. It won't win any GOTY awards but there is a decent amount of content, it handles well, its a lot of fun. A solid 7/10 game and its only £15. Reply 0
  • Forza Motorsport 7 review

  • Devox 04/10/2017

    Microtransactions and loot boxes are here to stay. We'd better just get used to it. They generate a huge amount of additional revenue. Personally, like most of the rest of the EG crowd, I loath the idea (Shadow of Wars looking particularly shitty). There's hefty profit to be made which, if it keeps a dev open to create other IP etc, may not be all bad. Reply -1