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  • A brief history of 2000AD's 8-bit games

  • Dismiss 19/11/2017

    @Devox Sure, but he was featured in the first issues of 200AD in a comic strip form and then he had a mini series on Virgin Comics as well. The games were published by Virgin, as well. EDIT: Rathbone beat me to it. Reply 0
  • Dismiss 19/11/2017

    @---___--- Yes! The theme was incredible. Great rendition by Press Play on Tape, as well. Reply 0
  • Dismiss 19/11/2017

    No Dan Dare? Why? I remember both (or was it three) games reviewing rather well, back in the day. Reply +1
  • How to fix Star Wars Battlefront 2

  • Dismiss 18/11/2017

    @-Volatile- You mean something like Knights of the Old Republic? There were good RPGs out there before CDPR, you know. Reply +2
  • On the secret smallness of Skyrim

  • Dismiss 17/11/2017

    Yes, thank you, always thought that the scale was off. Especially in the "cities". Reply +1
  • How well does Skyrim on Switch compare to PS4?

  • Dismiss 16/11/2017

    @Samael_Blackwing The resolution won't be improved, that's a given. They could do a bit of supersampling and/or stabilise the frame rate a bit when it falters, but that's irrelevant, anyway. Heat dissipation is even more optimal when not constrained by a physical shell. You hold it in your hands, you're not cradling it. And what about desktop mode?

    The fan activates in portable mode as well (it's definitely audible when playing Zelda. It doesn't happen very often, but I've heard it once or twice and there was cold air coming out of the grille).
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  • Dismiss 16/11/2017

    Still don't understand why you can't have docked quality settings when playing on portable mode with the console plugged in. Reply +31
  • Super Lucky's Tale review

  • Dismiss 10/11/2017

    It might be fun, but it does look extremely generic. Reply 0
  • The Intel and AMD partnership: what does it mean for gamers?

  • Dismiss 07/11/2017

    It's about making 2-in-1s and small ultrabooks with real graphics, that's all. Which is pretty exciting in itself, as the value proposition of ultramobile offerings and/or primarily business machines will become much more attractive to the mainstream. Reply +12
  • Should you buy an Xbox One X?

  • Dismiss 07/11/2017

    Well, yeah, not to put the piece down, but it's pretty obvious. If you have the telly and the home cinema to go with it, the Χ1X is going to be a very nice upgrade for multiplats. I'll get one, even though it would make much more sense to get a new GPU instead, since I already have a PS Pro, but I think I like this business model of mid-gen refreshes every three years or so, so I'm going to support it. Reply +4
  • Horizon Zero Dawn: The Frozen Wilds review

  • Dismiss 06/11/2017

    @mega-gazz Percentages are even worse, don't even get me started. Essential I can live with, they need something to hype things up and perhaps show on the back of a box in a cross-promotion.

    But the Recommended badge is completely worthless for me. Sure, I'll probably read a Recommended review before I get to the rest, but that's about it. It definitely doesnt't help me make a purchasing decision, so I find no purpose for it. It's just another way to amplify the bias between an easy-going and a strict reviewer and fire up the fanboys. It used to be 7 vs 8/10, now it's Recommended vs Not recommended. I know it's not exactly the same, but that's what it boils down to. Yeah, pointless.
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  • Dismiss 06/11/2017

    Well, I do think that the badge system is very badly thought-out, as it's by nature (perhaps even by design) baffling and inconsistent. However, it would be even MORE baffling and inconsistent if they suddenly decided to recommend an expansion without recommending the main game.

    Personally, I think that HZD is indeed one of the standout games of the year, and I really can't see how you can like the latest couple of AC and Shadow of War titles (let alone Arkham Knight) and not like this game, but it would make no sense to completely backtrack on one's opinion of a 30-50 hour game just because an expansion is so good. Even if it were exceptionally good, which I doubt is the case.
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  • Reaching out towards the past in Assassins Creed Origins

  • Dismiss 05/11/2017

    Now this is the kind of stuff that truly deserves the moniker "videogame culture". Great read, thanks. Reply +9
  • Microsoft Xbox One X review

  • Dismiss 04/11/2017

    @ChromeMud Totally agree with you there, unless all they wanted was to contribute to the first wave of (actually good) UHD TV sales, which would benefit other Sony divisions to an extent.

    Or perhaps they were covering their bases with the minimum possible expense, so that they'd be able to release their next system with no real pressure from the competition, given AMD's roadmap.

    After all, they already have a "UHD-friendly" console out there and they're pretty much sorted with their exclusive line-up, which, combined with the lower pricepoint makes for a reasonably attractive alternative.
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  • Hob and Torchlight developer Runic Games has been closed

  • Dismiss 04/11/2017

    It's called "oversupply". 2017 has been an amazing year for AAA games and all of them are vying for finite demand in a saturated market. Reply -1
  • Nintendo Switch's handheld mode more popular than playing on TV

  • Dismiss 31/10/2017

    @The_Goon Yep, me too, especially after that stellar day one line-up in Europe. On the other hand, I'm thinking that Nintendo is so firmly entrenched in mobile gamers' conscience, that they just can't accept an alternative. Sony couldn't really win with this one. Not that they didn't make a couple of catastrophic mistakes, of course. Reply 0
  • Dismiss 31/10/2017

    Handheld, that's what I got it for, anyway. It's my Vita 2 :-) Reply +2
  • Sony's Paris press conference suggests we need a new way to show difficult games

  • Dismiss 31/10/2017

    Indeed, I find it very annoying when I go to a movie theatre to see the blockbuster du jour and they show the trailer to a romantic comedy instead of something more spectacular to get me in the mood. But it is what it is, that's what they have to promote at this particular point in time.

    The violence shown at this hour is a valid concern, though. They could have used some kind of warning or prefaced each one of the bigger trailers in detail so that the viewer would know what is coming.

    I definitely don't mind variety in shows like this, though.
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  • Evolution's new racing game Onrush revealed for summer 2018

  • Dismiss 31/10/2017

    Yes, yes, yes, finally a new racing game for me (Wipeout and Mario Kart don't really count as new). Reply 0
  • Super Mario Odyssey review

  • Dismiss 26/10/2017

    Finally, a real Super Mario game, after that nicely designed, but rather flat and unimaginative outing on the WiiU. I'm pretty sure that this has been quite a long time in the making, while Nintendo struggled with the WiiU and the rising costs of development. Getting a very good feeling about this one and I can't wait till midnight to finally play it. BOTW -mostly- managed to live up to the hype, here's hoping this one finally matches or even surpasses my expectations. Reply +6
  • Assassin's Creed Origins review

  • Dismiss 26/10/2017

    Absolutely love the premise of the series, and I can't wait for the time when the writing catches up with the setting. As such, this one is a very attractive release, as it looks so ambitious and grandiose. On the other hand, as far as the recent releases are concerned, I do feel that the press has been overestimating the actual experience a bit. Still haven't found the time to get into Syndicate. Reply 0
  • Rockstar did not think GTA5 single-player expansions "were either possible or necessary"

  • Dismiss 23/10/2017

    Translation: "It was initially on the cards, but then GTA Online took off in a big way and we said 'fuck it, let's push this instead'". Reply +60
  • Tech Analysis: Gran Turismo Sport vs Forza Motorsport 7

  • Dismiss 21/10/2017

    How is HDR support on Forza PC, or isn't there any? Reply +17
  • Elex review

  • Dismiss 19/10/2017

    @Paul_Denton Don't feed the accolade system. Perhaps if we ignore it long enough, it will go away :P Reply 0
  • Dismiss 18/10/2017

    I know this is not a popular opinion, but I found Gothic much better than Morrowind, back in the day. Yes, control was atrocious, but the world and overall experience was much more organic, convincing and dynamic. This is as much a must-play for me as any Elder Scrolls game.

    Very nice review, by the way, nicely balanced.
    Reply +62
  • Gran Turismo Sport review

  • Dismiss 17/10/2017

    Welp, here we are, racing platforms, not strictly games per se. It's not a bad fit for petroheads, I suppose. I might dive into this if they add some more carpg elements, as it looks phenomenal on an HDR set. On the other hand, I'd rather have a new Motorstorm, sadface and all that.

    REALLY hope their HDR implementation makes it to other games as well. Wouldn't be a stretch for first party games.
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  • Ex-Uncharted developer alleges sexual harassment at Naughty Dog

  • Dismiss 16/10/2017

    Harassment and toxicity in the workplace is a serious, and sadly very widespread, problem. We all know it's all too easy to abuse the (perceived) power you may have over other other human beings. There's no denying it happens all the time, and corporations should learn how to handle this, not sweep things under the rug.

    That said, each particular case is different, and people should learn to temper their opinions until the facts are made known.
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  • The past, present and future of Final Fantasy 15

  • Dismiss 11/10/2017

    Really like what they're doing with this game, I think this is the first JRPG to ever receive this kind of support. Wish people didn't have to watch a film in order to get the story, but it's still very impressive. Reply +2
  • Splatfest is a reminder of Nintendo's greatest secret ingredient

  • Dismiss 09/10/2017

    On the other hand, if you're the cynical type, this looks like a cheap way of motivating people, without developing an actual reward scheme. But hey, if it works, more power to the big N. Reply 0
  • Does The Witcher 3 on PS4 Pro deliver a top-tier 4K experience?

  • Dismiss 09/10/2017

    @Kasjer Already have a Shield TV 2017 for media, so I'd rather use that. It works very well on a wired connection, but it still isn't ideal. The console is just a better experience, all things considered, and I do get access to more games I wouldn't be able to play otherwise.

    I would build a living room PC if I could afford it. However, yeah, I don't think it's worth getting an ONe X since I already have a Pro, so I'll probably go for the GPU.
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  • Dismiss 06/10/2017

    @DAN.E.B It's a thought, but it could end up being more troublesome than streaming via Shield. I could look into it, I suppose. Reply 0
  • Dismiss 06/10/2017

    @mega-gazz It works pretty well for me (everything is using a wired connection, though), but it still isn't as user-friendly as a console, yeah. And I do get some weird problems, such as gamestream being unable to detect HDR.

    It's not a matter of comfort, you see, I do have a nice chair and all, as I have to spend most of my day in the office working. I just can't face sitting there in my free time. I'll do it in order to enjoy a particular game, of course, but I really don't want to.
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  • Dismiss 06/10/2017

    @mega-gazz Yeah, I totally feel you, right now. I do 80% of all my gaming in the living room, as I can't stand spending even more time at my desk. Already have a PS Pro (and an One S which I got for free with my TV), but I'd love a Xbox One X for the multiplats, just to show off my TV and home cinema a bit.

    On the other hand, I feel like it makes no sense. With more or less the same amount of money, I can get a 1080 nowadays which will offer me immensely greater value and allow me to play more games in the long run. Thing is, I don't know if I'll ever feel like playing in the office. I'll probably go for the GPU and stream to the living room, but I'm still torn.

    Hardware is more of a deciding factor early on in a console's lifetime, I think. After that, it's mostly about the exclusives and probably the ecosystem.
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  • Here's what The Witcher 3 looks like at 4K on PS4 Pro

  • Dismiss 05/10/2017

    @drxym Actually, current console architecture tends to heavily favour the GPU side of things, so some improvements in CPU-bound games are just not possible. This is why it's all about resolution and stuff. Plus, things need to look good on shiny, new tv sets. Reply 0
  • Dismiss 05/10/2017

    Looks like 1620p would be a better fit, performance-wise. Or perhaps a dynamic res solution. Reply -1
  • Street Fighter 5 will finally get an arcade mode in 2018, big Amazon leak reveals

  • Dismiss 05/10/2017

    Never mind that, will there finally be an upgrade pack that includes ALL characters and stages? Reply +11
  • Tokyo Game Show may have underwhelmed, but Japan remains the heart of gaming

  • Dismiss 27/09/2017

    Nah, it's not. Thankfully, both the market and the hobby as a whole have evolved far beyond a single "heart". Arcade/portable/social gaming on the other hand: probably. Reply +5
  • How Super Mario Odyssey scales across docked and handheld modes

  • Dismiss 26/09/2017

    It's OK, didn't really expect anything better, but 900p is too soft for a UHD TV. Of course, they made the right choice gameplay-wise, but I think it's a shame that the Switch is not using the docked performance profile when plugged in. This way, UHDTV owners would be able to enjoy the enhanced detail without settling for a blurrier image. And it would be nice to have when playing in bed, for example. Reply +1
  • Yooka-Laylee's Nintendo Switch edition held back by Unity issues

  • Dismiss 26/09/2017

    You don't say. Reply -8
  • FIFA 18 review

  • Dismiss 25/09/2017

    Lol, this is exactly how that Tekken 7 review should read. I hate FIFA (well, sports games in general), but I completely understand why it gets a recommendation. Reply 0
  • Life is Strange dev Dontnod's Vampyr delayed to 2018

  • Dismiss 21/09/2017

    That's great, and I absolutely mean it. I already can't keep up with this year's must-plays, and the game can only benefit from the additional development time. After all, it's not like they have a stellar track record as far as action games are concerned. Reply +7
  • Marvel vs. Capcom Infinite review

  • Dismiss 19/09/2017

    What can I say, I like the art style, especially the animation. It's different, without being jarring. I never really loved the series ever since it went tag team (I don't like pure chaos in my fighting games, thank you very much), but it makes sense for this franchise, objectively speaking. Reply +1
  • Destiny 2 review

  • Dismiss 17/09/2017

    @Azhrarn Are you OK with playing a sci-fi/RPG hybrid with great weapon mechanics and stellar visual design for 10-15 hours or so, dabbling in the occasional co-op in the "open world" bits? Then you'll like it, even if you don't pick it up ever again. Of course, you'll miss out on its "value proposition", but if you're OK with paying full price for something like that, then go for it. Reply 0
  • AMD Radeon RX Vega 64 review

  • Dismiss 16/09/2017

    Right now, the 1080 is considerably more affordable in the local market (Greece). Really want one, as I have a Freesync monitor, but the price needs to drop. Reply 0
  • Doom on Switch won't have SnapMap level editor

  • Dismiss 15/09/2017

    @finchy64 My thoughts exactly. I doubt that the level editor will be the only casualty and the trailer did seem a bit light on enemies. Hopefully they'll adjust level design to account for this. Actually, I hope it's very different so that I have an additional reason to get it, apart from portability. Reply +3
  • iPhone X: Apple bets the future of smartphones on Kinect's failed tech

  • Dismiss 13/09/2017

    Well, it's not exactly "failed tech". Just not really suitable for games in the living room. Reply 0
  • Metroid: Samus Returns review

  • Dismiss 12/09/2017

    Wouldn't mind a COMPLETE Metroid collection eventually, in the vein of Super Mario All-Stars. And then they could follow it up with a COMPLETE Metroid Prime collection. Wouldn't mind Other M and these remakes. On the Switch, though, come on already. Reply +7
  • Switch's Rayman Legends: Definitive Edition is far from definitive

  • Dismiss 12/09/2017

    What the hell? Ju-just decompress the bloody thing, 9 GB is hardly the biggest game on the Switch. Lol, perhaps they ported the Vita version. Badly. Reply +11
  • 4K PS4 Pro update for The Witcher 3 coming in "just a few days"

  • Dismiss 08/09/2017

    Just up the resolution a bit so that it looks crisper on 4K screens (1440p as a minimum) and stabilise performance. That would be enough for me. If they manage to improve some assets as well, without impacting performance, all the better. Reply +2
  • Destiny 2 is a lot less annoying, but a lot more of the same

  • Dismiss 08/09/2017

    Get outta here, the dog punching sorrowful violin bit was amazingly cheesy, as well as the new-dawn-follow-the-heavy-handed-bird-allegory-bit (great OST, btw).

    Rather glad I decided to skip the expansions, then, as this feels rather fresh to me compared to the original. And it does have something resembling an actual pace, this time.
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