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  • Doctor Who game aims to teach kids to code

  • DreadedWalrus 20/10/2014

    It's pretty basic.

    I C what you did there.
    Reply +31
  • Surgeon Simulator dev reveals first slice of I Am Bread gameplay

  • DreadedWalrus 20/10/2014

    For some reason, that trailer gave me strong Toy Commander flashbacks. Perhaps it's how well the sense of scale is pulled off? The focus on physics in a home-based setting? I dunno. Reply +6
  • The Evil Within review

  • DreadedWalrus 17/10/2014

    Two heavy black borders frame the screen, either to provide a sense of cinematic grandeur or to help keep the frame-rate up. Either way, the aspect ratio is a curious choice.

    I like how all the images (I'm reluctant to say "screenshots") in the article are at a full 1920x1080 without said borders, even the one for which the above is a caption!
    Reply +31
  • Hyrule Warriors horse DLC now available

  • DreadedWalrus 16/10/2014

    @wraggadam Yeah, I normally hate the constant "click bait!" accusations that seem to be levelled at every article on here these days, but as the article itself points out, this is a pretty substantial bit of content. Nevertheless, the headline has clearly led many people to think it's just a horse.

    This is a bit like (though nowhere as bad as) a headline for The Lost and Damned saying "GTA IV bike DLC now available", with a subheading "costs 1600 MSP".
    Reply +3
  • Video: The journey of a cosplayer, part three

  • DreadedWalrus 15/10/2014

    @jabberwocky Ah. Blame a lack of sleep the previous night. Sorry about that! Reply 0
  • DreadedWalrus 15/10/2014

    @jabberwocky Because the thumbnails just automatically show the "middle" portion of the full images, and considering most of the shots are full-body shots, the crotch tends to be somewhere in the middle of the photo. Reply +1
  • Anita Sarkeesian cancels university speech following school shooting threat

  • DreadedWalrus 15/10/2014

    @MCam435 It's kinda funny how anyone who doesn't completely agree with Anita gets automatic down votes.

    As of right now, the second highest-rated comment begins with "I don't agree with everything Anita says".

    The comments that are getting down voted go a lot further than "not completely agreeing" with her.
    Reply +8
  • DreadedWalrus 15/10/2014

    @Frybird She "wasn't silenced"? She had to cancel her public speech, and will most likely never be able to give another speech in a place with such laws. They've succeeded in preventing her from speaking openly in public. Reply +31
  • DreadedWalrus 15/10/2014

    The email itself is here, and is truly sickening:

    Reply +23
  • DreadedWalrus 15/10/2014

    @Frybird Because so much of it is about creating fear. It's about wanting to stop these people from speaking out in the first place. They succeeded here in silencing Sarkeesian, so they got what they want. They're more interested in scaring women out of the industry than actually murdering them. Reply +23
  • DreadedWalrus 15/10/2014

    You can't really blame her. Even if it is legal to carry guns there (which I personally think is madness, but it's not my law to disagree with), you can understand why someone who has been the recipient of thousands of death threats would not be particularly comfortable standing in a room of people, when any one of them may or may not have the means and desire to kill or seriously harm her without too much difficulty. Reply +56
  • The PlayBook 4 is a $1400 PlayStation 4 laptop

  • DreadedWalrus 15/10/2014

    It's interesting that the prices have been going down with each new console he's done. For the Xbook 360 it was $1600, and that was a 4gb model too. The Xbook One was $1500, and now this is $1400!

    They're still WAY out of a price range that would make it even remotely appealing to me, but still. Progress!
    Reply +5
  • Vine is now an Xbox One app

  • DreadedWalrus 14/10/2014

    Remember when 'big screen' used to mean the movie theatre? Now it just means TV since mobile has become so ubiquitous.

    Now, mobiles are the regular screen, PC monitors are the large screen, TVs are the big screen, those TVs they have in the background of TV studios are the massive screen, and cinema screens are the gargantuan screen.
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  • Chivalry: Medieval Warfare gets a release date on consoles

  • DreadedWalrus 14/10/2014

    The 12-player competitive take on one of Monty Python's most famous bits went on to sell 2 million copies on PC

    The "12 player" thing was included in the last article as well, but it's worth mentioning that it's only 12 player on console. It was 36 in the original PC release, although you could tweak it to 64 players if you wanted:

    Reply +4
  • Bungie nerfs Destiny Auto Rifles, Vex Mythoclast, Rocket Yard

  • DreadedWalrus 14/10/2014

    Scout rifles are underused? That surprises me! I don't play competitive multiplayer, but for the regular gameplay I've found Scout rifles to be my favourite primary. Very much my style! Reply +15
  • Chinese mobile game uploaded nude videos of players without telling them

  • DreadedWalrus 09/10/2014

    @HelloNo If you look at a cache of the Youku channel from a couple of days ago, from before the channel was taken down, you'll see that most people probably weren't naked. At the very least, there's no identifiable nudity in the 40 most recently-uploaded videos viewable in that cached page, from what I can tell.

    But of course, there will have been enough nude videos that the links to said videos probably circulated on Chinese forums and the like, hence the most popular videos in the article's screenshot all seeming to feature nudity. Without knowing the actual numbers or being able to see more than what's on that cached page, I imagine only a small percentage of all the videos included nudity.
    Reply +1
  • DreadedWalrus 09/10/2014

    and have asked the video-hosting site to remove all of its Crazy Laiwang-related content

    You should probably change this to say that they asked (past tense) them to be removed, as they've already done it.

    Quite frightening to think that some of these videos had been viewed tens of thousands of times if that screenshot is anything to go off though.
    Reply +7
  • Octodad: Dadliest Catch's free DLC is due next week

  • DreadedWalrus 09/10/2014

    inexplicably human children

    A human mother and an obviously human father create human children. It's simple really!
    Reply +19
  • Digital Foundry vs DriveClub

  • DreadedWalrus 08/10/2014

    While impressive, the intensity of direct and reflected sunlight off other cars and parts of the environment can make it difficult navigate the track during when driving. However, the effect remains more grounded and realistic.

    I'm having trouble fully understanding this caption. Is it just me?
    Reply +17
  • DriveClub review

  • DreadedWalrus 08/10/2014

    @globalisateur Great. Now writers from Outside Xbox review Sony first party games?

    Should I be surprised of the score?


    You know his favourite game of last year was a Sony first party game, right? Seriously, it's sad seeing comments popping up bringing up the same old tired "He works for a thing which has Xbox in the title, therefore he's got an anti-Sony bias!" thing when, again, his favourite game of last year was, like this game, a Sony-exclusive racing title.

    Disagree with the review if you want (it is of course just one man's opinion), but the amount of conspiracy nonsense I'm seeing in these comments is just ridiculous.

    Edit: This goes for you too, Playstationman. Or seeing as you're suggesting this review is identical to you reviewing Halo, are we to assume that your favourite game of last year was an Xbox-exclusive FPS? ;)
    Reply -2
  • DreadedWalrus 07/10/2014

    @Wayfarer I imagine if it had gotten an 8 or a 9, it would be the other set of conspiracists claiming that it shouldn't have been given to someone who was already so clearly biased in favour of Sony-exclusive racing games. :rolleyes:

    I mean, they'd have just as much merit as the argument that he's inherently biased against the game (i.e. zero merit), but you can sure as hell bet that there'd be idiots claiming it. As posted earlier, Eurogamer are always horribly, blatantly biased in both directions it would seem. People will see whatever bias they want to see.
    Reply -1
  • DreadedWalrus 07/10/2014

    @liveswired Laughable review by an Xbox Fanboy

    Again, how is he an Xbox fanboy when his favourite game of last year was a PlayStation-exclusive racing game?
    Reply +26
  • DreadedWalrus 07/10/2014

    @ilikegames101 As has already been pointed out in the comments, Mike Channell's favourite game of last year was a PlayStation-exclusive racing game. With that in mind, why are you (and others) suggesting he's a bad choice to review a PlayStation-exclusive racing game? Reply +11
  • Wii U GameCube controller adapter compatible with more than just Smash Bros.

  • DreadedWalrus 08/10/2014

    I hope it isn't in fact an error. I might not even get Smash Bros, but the thought of trying Hyrule Warriors with a GC controller is intriguing. Reply +1
  • FlatOut dev's Next Car Game now Wreckfest

  • DreadedWalrus 06/10/2014

    @Outpostmodern Nope. Flatout 3: Chaos & Destruction was developed by Dutch developer Team 6 Studios, who also made these games, most of which you won't have heard of. Reply +4
  • Mortal Kombat movie company making Tetris film

  • DreadedWalrus 30/09/2014

    Hopefully no-one will forget the lines. Reply 0
  • Jason Rohrer's next game requires you to play for real money

  • DreadedWalrus 30/09/2014

    @TheMightyEthan Well indeed, there you have it.

    Perhaps in America "I don't own a cellphone" comes across similar to someone saying "I don't own a television" over here.
    Reply +5
  • DreadedWalrus 30/09/2014

    @Uncompetative I get the impression that mobile phones are far more commonly-used in the US than they are over here (and I understand they're already pretty common over here). It's only anecdotal, but quite a few of my American friends use their mobile phones to such an extent that they literally don't have a landline.

    And yes, someone else who doesn't own a mobile phone here.
    Reply +7
  • S.W.A.P., an FPS without guns, is out now for free

  • DreadedWalrus 26/09/2014

    @ItsLatch Well considering it's capture the flag, I imagine you'll have to move at some point either way. I'd give it a go to see how it works in practice, but I don't really care for competitive online gaming. Reply 0
  • FIFA 15 bug turns fancy sim into playground football

  • DreadedWalrus 24/09/2014

    I like the second video, where for some reason the corner kick is being taken from the halfway line. I can imagine that happening on Match of the Day. "And the fans behind the goal are complaining that the ball's outside the quadrant. The referee's having none of it". Reply +4
  • Bladestorm: Nightmare heads to Europe on PS4, Xbox One and PS3

  • DreadedWalrus 23/09/2014

    @Rajin Not really. It's more of its own thing. The similarity with the old Kessen games is that it's a lot more openly about strategy than most of Koei's other games. If you're leading a unit on horseback, avoid pikemen. If you're controlling a unit with sword and shield, stay away from enemies with spears, but feel free to close in on the archers. And so on.

    But whereas Kessen was more like a traditional RTS on consoles, Bladestorm is more like an evolution of the Dynasty Warriors series, with the customary maze-like maps replaced with wide open battlefields with lots of towns and castles to fight for.

    I just checked, and the 360 demo is still available for Bladestorm, so it might be worth checking that out if you've got a 360. It's not a great demo (I know a few people it put off who ended up loving the full game when they eventually picked it up), but it showed enough promise for me to pick up the full thing back in the day.
    Reply +2
  • DreadedWalrus 23/09/2014

    Not even joking, this is one of my most anticipated games of next year. I adored the original Bladestorm. I played it for a couple of hundred hours on 360, then a few years later bought the PS3 version and played that for hundreds more. I play it regularly even to this day. There's something inherently satisfying about the gameplay for me, like playing Skate, driving about in Euro Truck Simulator 2, or using the wingsuit in Far Cry 3.

    I was surprised by the dragon in the trailer. I have no idea why that's there, but then at the same time in the original version the post-game had a bunch of new unit types introduced including chariots and magic units, so I suppose in a way it's just more Koei-style "History? What history?" madness.
    Reply +5
  • Eurogamer launches Steam Curator page

  • DreadedWalrus 23/09/2014

    @Sieroa It might have been updated since your comment, but I also see Dawn of War, Pac Man, Dark Souls, Deus Ex, Quake, Civ V, and XCOM: Enemy Unknown. And there's only 22 titles at the moment, so I wouldn't be surprised to see the list expand with time.

    For sure though, RPS' list, as a dedicated PC site, is probably going to be the "better" of the two.
    Reply +1
  • New lighting tech debunks moon landing conspiracy theories

  • DreadedWalrus 20/09/2014

    @woochow It's not meant to be read as suggesting that you're sad (or that the other doubters are sad) - more that the doubting itself is "sad".

    If it helps, read it as "rather unfortunately".
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  • DreadedWalrus 20/09/2014

    @SaintDeamon i thought they were real

    They are "real". They're photographs that were taken with a camera. I'm not sure what you're getting confused about here. There are other photos relating to Apollo 11 here, all around the same resolution. The photos weren't taken with "100 megapixels 4k cameras". They were taken with non-digital cameras, with the images stored on film, not memory card. The image isn't stored with pixels. Comments like yours just come across as silly.

    I mean, here's a 2730x3407 photo of Winston Churchill from 1942.

    And here's a 1934 photograph of Hitler and Mussolini, at a 3698x2677 resolution.

    Obviously no-one doubts the legitimacy of those photos, despite being taken decades earlier.
    Reply +7
  • DreadedWalrus 19/09/2014

    @reggy72 I think you'll find there's video evidence of it.

    Reply +15
  • Gone Home's map has been faithfully reconstructed in Counter-Strike: GO

  • DreadedWalrus 17/09/2014

    @LHH I'm not sure what you mean. Is the map free? Yeah, it's a Steam Workshop mod. All Steam Workshop mods, for all titles that support Workshop (146 games as of right now) are free.

    This is just a map made by a random modder, though, so don't think this is "official", by either Fullbright or Valve. If you were asking if they did it for free, neither of them had anything to do with this.
    Reply +4
  • Hyrule Warriors review

  • DreadedWalrus 17/09/2014

    @Crovax20 I mean, they're completely different games that aren't really comparable, but if what you're saying is basically "these reviews both have an 8 at the end", then yes, these reviews both have an 8 at the end. Reply +55
  • WWE 2K15 for PS4 and Xbox One delayed to November

  • DreadedWalrus 16/09/2014

    @Steve_Perry By "last-gen versions" I meant the PS3 and 360 versions of 2K15, which are still set for release next month according to the article. But yeah, I guess we'll just have to wait and see. I notice he's still listed on the official site's 2K15 roster. Reply 0
  • DreadedWalrus 16/09/2014

    @wez_316 It would probably better for the fans too, as Wrestlemania is probably the closest thing to a yearly "reset" as seen in football, basketball, e.t.c. As it is, the game comes out in the middle of a bunch of storylines and gimmicks and new characters, and you end up with situations where even at launch there are characters who are out of date or even missing entirely.

    I don't really follow wrestling all that much (watched the last couple of PPVs just in case I do end up picking this up), but looking at the roster as known so far (that page says that the roster list isn't complete yet, however), you see things like "Cody Rhodes" rather than his new Stardust gimmick, and major missing characters (who may still be announced?) like Rusev, Paige, and Bo Dallas.
    Reply +2
  • DreadedWalrus 16/09/2014

    @Steve_Perry Wouldn't that affect the last-gen versions as well, though? Or is he only meant to be included in the current-gen versions? (I haven't been following the story) Reply +5
  • DreadedWalrus 16/09/2014

    I'm fine with this! The last WWE game I owned was Smackdown vs Raw 2007 but the introduction of an NBA 2K-style My Career mode has got me intrigued by this. As such, I'd rather them take as long as they need to get it where they want it to be.

    It's not like wrestling has a "beginning of the season" like with traditional sports games. It would make no sense to release a new FIFA game in, say, March, but for wrestling games the release date is fairly arbitrary.
    Reply +10
  • Saints Row creative director Steve Jaros joins Valve

  • DreadedWalrus 15/09/2014

    @andromeda
    "have been life changing"
    "have been life changing"

    Three words that aren't "life".

    Half Life 3 confirmed.
    Reply +11
  • Chivalry [Medieval Warfare] isn't dead, it's coming to consoles

  • DreadedWalrus 15/09/2014

    @Freakachuu Hmm. The review of the PC version included the following text:

    The player cap seems to be 36 and, though 24 is more usual, it's a case of the more the merrier.
    Unless 12 is an error, it's a bit of a shame to see that cap reduced by two thirds for the consoles.

    Edit: It's not an error.

    Besiege castles and raid villages in this 12 player online experience which truly feels like a medieval battlefield!
    Reply +2
  • Microsoft buys Mojang and Minecraft for $2.5bn

  • DreadedWalrus 15/09/2014

    @Kremlik Project Spark... I wouldn't be surprised if that was right! If it gets announced that their first project is to contribute to Project Spark, you get to say you called it first. :) Reply +3
  • DreadedWalrus 15/09/2014

    In addition to MrTomFTW's link to Mojang's post above, Notch just posted this on his own site:

    http://notch.net/2014/09/im-leaving-mojang/
    Reply +3
  • Frontier reveals Elite: Dangerous launch price

  • DreadedWalrus 15/09/2014

    Special edition for 35 doesn't sound that bad at all to be honest. Reply +64
  • Sorry, Microsoft, but you can't own Minecraft

  • DreadedWalrus 13/09/2014

    @ize So this article is supposed to stop the owners to sell Minecraft? Hahahaha

    You could say that, or you could try actually reading the article. Your choice, I suppose.
    Reply +73
  • Grand Theft Auto 5 gets November PS4 and Xbox One release date

  • DreadedWalrus 12/09/2014

    Pre-order the game and you get $1m of in-game cash to blow on the GTA5 campaign and Grand Theft Auto Online.

    Is it just me, or will starting the campaign with $1m massively unbalance the start of the game?

    Then again, I suppose that's to be expected of pre-order bonuses these days.
    Reply +52
  • Football Manager documentary heads to UK cinemas next month

  • DreadedWalrus 12/09/2014

    @thor_hammer When I picked up my first football management game (Championship Manager 01/02 on the Xbox, of all things), I knew almost nothing about football. I didn't even understand why sometimes a missed shot would result in a corner and other times a goal kick (there was no 2D or 3D match engine in those days, so I remember it taking me a while to work out the reason from the text commentary alone). The reason I picked it up was because I was really poor at the time and needed a game with longevity, and the series has always been notoriously addictive.

    Despite having almost no football knowledge at the time, I fell in love with the game (I still play the series to this day), learning things bit by bit. Obviously the series has become a lot more complex since those days, but like you say, there's the Classic Mode which simplifies or removes a lot of the more obscure stuff.
    Reply +3