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  • Looks like Final Fantasy 12 HD Remaster is real

  • FladgeMangle 03/08/2015

    For me, this is the Final Fantasy that got away.

    Released in the last days of PS2, with the PS3 just arriving, I never got around to playing it.

    Guaranteed first day purchase, I just hope there's a Vita version.
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  • Black & White combined the sublime with the stupid

  • FladgeMangle 26/07/2015

    As much as I enjoyed Molly's attempt at Tammagotchi, I found it fell flat due to his clumsy gameplay clichés.

    Just like in Magic Carpet 2, he tried the hustle of giving you ultimate power at the start and then taking it away, making you earn it all back during the rest of the game. It didn't work. I don't regret walking away and never coming back.

    The veil was well and truly rent asunder at that stage. Black and White should be remembered for what it is. The moment we realised the Emperor was in the all together.
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  • Never Alone expansion Foxtales coming this month

  • FladgeMangle 16/07/2015

    Please don't kill the sodding fox this time, thanks. Reply +4
  • Two Witcher 3 expansions combine to equal roughly The Witcher 2 in length

  • FladgeMangle 14/07/2015

    Every time I load this game I love it a little bit more.

    I've unlocked the "On Thin Ice" main quest, but right now I'm hunting down the Wolf armour upgrades because I want to look cool when I kick you-know-who's arse. Or get mine handed to me...

    Loving the "CSI Monster Hunter" elements and the almost insane attention to detail. Never the same view twice. Never the same puddle twice! It's almost inhuman how they managed it. It always makes me chuckle when you accidentally bump into a NPC and they take massive offence. "ARGH!" "WHOA!" "HEY!" just for a slight shoulder push LOL.

    Definitely going to be playing this until well into next year, maybe longer.

    Why though, whenever I ride through a small village, is there always somebody weeping? :-P
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  • Digital Foundry vs Xbox One backwards compatibility

  • FladgeMangle 21/06/2015

    It's sweet when DF gets a genuine kissy kiss with their boyfriend. Bless :-P Reply -9
  • Watch 40 minutes of MGS5: The Phantom Pain

  • FladgeMangle 19/06/2015

    I see the exposition level is still set to "you must be a moron".

    People who don't speak your language are hard to understand and will impede your ability to gather intel? No shit Sherlock.
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  • FladgeMangle 19/06/2015

    Ironic that the computer voice sounds like the self-checkouts at Tesco.

    "Unexpected item in the bagging area." :-)
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  • These are the most requested Xbox 360 games for backwards compatibility

  • FladgeMangle 19/06/2015

    I'm all in favour of this, but the list of games people want and the list of games MS are providing are very different, aren't they?

    I'm wondering if they're going to come unstuck over licencing issues.
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  • Don't hold your breath for PS4 backwards compatibility

  • FladgeMangle 19/06/2015

    @Haerger You talking about PS4 games on PS5? Not going to be a problem either way.

    If there ever is such a thing as another under the TV box of tricks console generation, it'll no doubt use x86 hardware again. The days of the lone gunman console architect are well and truly over.

    As it stands, PS Now's future isn't proven, it's doomed. Doomed because of Sony's mental attitude to digital prices.
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  • FladgeMangle 19/06/2015

    I've got a PS3, so backwards compatibility is as easy as putting a disc in it. Skyrim, Oblivion, Ni No Kuni... peasy :-P

    If you really have to play last gen games, buying (or replacing) an old console will probably work out cheaper than PS Now, considering the crazy prices.

    So if you don't have any last gen hardware lying around, good job MS, silly job Sony. They should at least let you stream a game you already own for free.
    Reply +2
  • Digital Foundry: Hands-on with the Gears of War Ultimate Beta

  • FladgeMangle 17/06/2015

    That's one deep puddle in screenshot 1 :-P Reply +3
  • Final Fantasy 7 remake was underway before the PS4 PC port was announced

  • FladgeMangle 17/06/2015

    The Weapon battles alone are going to be epic :-) Reply +1
  • PS4 port of PC Final Fantasy 7 delayed to winter 2015

  • FladgeMangle 16/06/2015

    My question is who cares? There are plenty of PS platforms to play the original on while we wait for the remake. Reply +1
  • Killzone dev announces new PS4 action RPG Horizon: Zero Dawn

  • FladgeMangle 16/06/2015

    Monster Hunter vs Zoids? Two of my favourite things in one glorious mashup.

    Very happy with E3 so far I gotta say.
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  • Final Fantasy 7 Remake is real

  • FladgeMangle 16/06/2015

    @Daryoon I doubt it, unless it's an ill-advised attempt at a West Indian accent :-P

    Edit: Oops. I get it now. An deliferate mistale :-P
    Reply +1
  • Microsoft announces native Xbox One-360 back compatibility

  • FladgeMangle 15/06/2015

    As headline grabbing gimmicks go, this is on a par with PS Now. In an era of special and definitive editions, if you're so keen on last gen games that haven't already been remade for current, you're probably better off just booting up your old console.

    Still, kudos for dreaming it up I suppose.
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  • The challenge of remastering Uncharted

  • FladgeMangle 10/06/2015

    @Schulzey Yep! It's one reason why Lucas is now widely regarded as a tool, despite being the father of Star Wars. (This, the Jabba hanger scene, everything he did to Jedi and just about every moment of the prequels.)

    If he'd wanted to retrospectively re-imagine Han Solo's character, he should have changed what happens next too.

    As it stands from Han's reaction to the shooting, he's quite clearly still a stone cold killer. Except now we have to endure a cheap looking photoshop effect for no creditable reason.

    It's George Lucas who should be apologising for the mess.
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  • FladgeMangle 10/06/2015

    I'm not against re-mastered editions of these titles. Hell, I even bought TLOU twice and enjoyed it far more second time around on PS4. To my mind, the PS4 is cashing all the cheques the PS3 wrote in 2005 ;)

    It also gives anyone who went multi-platform or switched manufacturers this gen a chance to enjoy these masterpieces for the first time.

    Just as long as the don't mess with the source material.

    ...

    ...

    ...

    Han shot first.
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  • The first Video Game Hall of Fame selects its inaugural class

  • FladgeMangle 05/06/2015

    Tough crowd. Who negs a list? Reply 0
  • FladgeMangle 05/06/2015

    @jetsetwillie My apologies! If I was being pedantic I'd say Pitfall was more like the progenitor of the endless runner rather than a pure platformer. Reply 0
  • FladgeMangle 05/06/2015

    A list day! Hooray! The following (to me) were seminal games.

    Space War
    The first video game and actually immense fun, especially in multiplayer. Yes folks, the first ever video game was a multiplayer tactical battle arena. Who knew?

    Space Invaders
    Oh come on now. How could they overlook this?

    Knight Lore
    First ever isometric game that launched a thousand clones and practically defined an entire era of gaming.

    Atic Atac
    If you've ever played and enjoyed The Binding of Isaac or the early Zeldas, you can thank Atic Atac.

    The Lords of Midnight
    Mike Singleton's version of Special Relativity. A genius at play and a brilliant example of open world, epic gaming. In 48k! (Tolkien's lawyers are on hold.)

    The Bard's tale
    OK, a vanity choice. I just bloody loved it. Not the first of it's kind but the best.

    Manic Miner
    Hello platformers, meet your daddy.

    Elite
    Oh come on. You all know why this should be on the list.

    Populous
    Whatever I think of Mad Molly now, it's hard to argue against the fact that he invented the God game genre and deserves credit for it.

    Disappointed to see WOW in the list if I'm honest. I've nothing against it per se but it's hardly groundbreaking, just immensely popular. If they're going to base the list on success alone, then put fucking Flappy Bird in there :-P

    One could also argue that Wolfenstein preceded Doom as the first FPS, but hey! Doom was far more fun and by the same people so I'll let it pass.
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  • The Witcher 3 digital copies won't load on some Xbox Ones

  • FladgeMangle 05/06/2015

    @Eternal_Lee At the end of the day, it's all digital. Massively agree that we need to keep physical copies alive though. Reply +1
  • The Bard's Tale 4 in-engine graphics demo impresses

  • FladgeMangle 04/06/2015

    @Whizzo With the accompanying Gotterdamurung (NUKE) spell and summoned Demon Lord to get rid of them all in one round :-) Reply +1
  • Gran Turismo 6 is about to get this year's most exciting race car

  • FladgeMangle 01/06/2015

    There's a Gran Turismo 6?! Reply 0
  • The Mad Max game takes a different path to Fury Road

  • FladgeMangle 26/05/2015

    @frazzl LOL!

    Getting the "downgrade fiasco" started nice and early this time I see :-)
    Reply +4
  • The best Vita games

  • FladgeMangle 24/05/2015

    I know it's a PSP game but Monster Hunter Freedom Unite is a perfect fit on vita. The enhanced controls alone transform it into something unmissable. Reply 0
  • Rockstar launches BBC lawsuit over Grand Theft Auto drama

  • FladgeMangle 22/05/2015

    Reads as "Despite deliberately courting controversy with our games and profiting greatly from it, it's our obligation to fuck over a frank and honest depiction of us from which we will gain a great deal of free publicity."

    They're acting like a bunch of litigious aresholes. They're still getting the publicity, but now they want to squeeze a bit more cash out of a publicly funded broadcaster that will in all probability be a drop in the ocean of cash they've earned from this franchise.

    Dicks.
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  • CD Projekt tackles The Witcher 3 downgrade issue head on

  • FladgeMangle 22/05/2015

    @IronSoldier I think @ChuckNorris got the point across perfectly. You, however, are a mile off.

    You complain and complain again about three years of graft from a bunch of talented individuals without a second thought about how your tirades affect them, simply because you feel your highly anticipated perfect vision has been tainted.

    Evidently you know nothing about the realities of games development.

    I beleive that CDPR truly wanted to give us the game - or in your case quite obviously graphics porn - that everyone wanted. In every meaningful way they succeeded. Yet here you are, refusing to shut the fuck up about a few visual differences between this masterpiece and a 2 year old showreel.

    You clearly have no empathy, just an overwhelming need to bleat incessantly about how your utterly shallow first world aspirations have been compromised. Personally, I think @ChuckNorris went easy on you.
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  • Ultra Street Fighter 4 on PS4 supports PS3 fight sticks

  • FladgeMangle 22/05/2015

    I dunno. What is wrong with gaming folks these days?

    You get a bit of good news and spin it around to sound like it's bad.

    It's a great looking £20 game that supports last gen peripherals. So, in light of that, why not bring up steering wheels and bitch about those in the comments?
    Reply +12
  • The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt review

  • FladgeMangle 18/05/2015

    A good review of an almost universally well-received game. Yet, despite all the words of praise, this comments thread has once again been hijacked by the Shallow Hals who have just GOT TO tell us it's just not pretty enough for their rigs.

    Have a word with yourselves, boys.
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  • New Witcher 3 CGI trailer tops the lot

  • FladgeMangle 15/05/2015

    There are a few folks on here who seem to be obsessed with the "graphical downgrade" and why nobody (except them) is talking about it.

    Here's why: Nobody cares.

    The game still looks awesome. They may have had to trim a few things off the original wish list during development, so what? This is a first gen title for CDPR on PS4 and XB1, give them a break.

    As for using "old" marketing bullshots that "lie" to the public... Ever seen the menu at McDonalds? Do you really think the burgers actually look like that? Do you stomp around Burger King, waving a limp sandwich around and telling everyone poor soul in there that there's a conspiracy going on? No, of course not. It's called advertising. (Well, maybe IronSoldier does :-))

    One thing I am sure of is this - the difference between the early renders of The Witcher 3 and the console reality is a lot closer to anything you'll see representing other consumer products on TV or in posters.

    So just let it go, eh? Just enjoy the game and stop being dicks about a few trees or god-rays gone missing. You're making a whole lot of fuss over nothing. Like I said at the start, the game still looks awesome.
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  • Monster Hunter 4: Ultimate gets Metroid, Mega Man and Street Fighter costumes

  • FladgeMangle 01/05/2015

    This.Is. A happy house, we're happy people, in the happy house. Reply +1
  • Playtonic launches £175k Yooka-Laylee Kickstarter campaign

  • FladgeMangle 01/05/2015

    Sorry, I was rage typing and usually I don't post when I'm annoyed. I just delete. Stupid phone.

    Regardless, I may have actually had a point. Sorry again for offending any fans. But hey... You know.
    Reply +2
  • FladgeMangle 01/05/2015

    Hey! Microsoft! Remember when you bought Rare and turned them into a bunch of lowly kinect monkeys? You seeing this?

    Get it yet? No. You never will. Whoever and whatever made the xbox brand great are long gone.
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  • Tekken / Galaga crossover is real

  • FladgeMangle 30/04/2015

    What the hell just happened?!

    This is one of those things where you think it's just you seeing it :-)
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  • PlayStation 4 lifetime sales pass 22.3m worldwide

  • FladgeMangle 30/04/2015

    @shotbyascot I love my Vita. Sony obviously don't.

    Does their memory card division need so much propping that they're prepared to kill a marvelous thing just to support it in the short-term?

    Drop the price, bundle it with a 32GB card and go back to supporting AAA games! Stupid Sony.

    I mean clever Sony, with your great PS4 news and all that. But WTF chaps. The Vita... Poor wee wonder.
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  • The Final Fantasy 15 demo is getting an update

  • FladgeMangle 30/04/2015

    The way I see this console generation is like this:

    The PS4 is cashing all the cheques the PS3 wrote at E3 2005.
    The Xbox One is tearing up all the cheques the 360 wrote in it's lifetime.

    Metaphorically speaking, of course.

    If anyone asks about the WiiU, I'd say the WiiU is "hiding". Maybe it thinks it's a Ninja. :-)
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  • Video: The doors in Bloodborne are horrible and brilliant

  • FladgeMangle 29/04/2015

    @Perjoss I think you'll find that if anything it's the other way round.

    Charlie Brooker has been doing his thing since before this tadpole was even out of his pond.
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  • Watch this AT-AT mod invade Arma 3

  • FladgeMangle 29/04/2015

    @IronSoldier Almost worth it to have it prequels-free. Almost. Reply +2
  • The top 15 Final Fantasy 15 demo complaints addressed, one by one

  • FladgeMangle 28/04/2015

    @edwardwokhands Sigh. Because tummies aren't intrinsically sexual. Breast are.

    I don't crack one off when I'm watching women's athletics for the same reason. Why is it so hard for some of you to understand?

    There is a LINE between attractive and overtly sexualisation and a mechanic with her bra out crosses that line.

    Square had to cover up the arse of a male character recently, where are all the cries "but I don't want a watered down version of the character designer's vision" over that?

    http://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2015-04-07-square-enix-tones-down-its-too-sexy-male-star-of-mobius-final-fantasy
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  • FladgeMangle 28/04/2015

    @GreyBeard Once again, you demonstrate that you cannot tell the difference.

    I said that real women can dress however they choose and if somebody- regardless of her wealth or fame (I'm not sure why you think that is relevant) - chooses to dress in a provocative manner it's her choice.

    Men creating female game characters with revealing clothes for no reason other than "tits ur good" is a completely different thing.

    Social bearing has nothing to do with this character. It's rather sad that you find the idea of NOT displaying fake women as masturbation fodder so offensive. Are you really that desperate? Something wrong with your internet?

    Like I said earlier, if you want to look at tits go ahead, I'm no prude. Just leave the "Sid the sexist" crap out out of games that are supposed to be about something else.
    Reply -1
  • FladgeMangle 28/04/2015

    @OnlyJoeKing "Why shouldn't they design however they want?"

    Because there are limits, because women should be respected not objectified, because it looks stupid and incongruous. Because it belittles me and everyone like me by assuming this is what I want to see.

    At the end of the day, They're making a product. If they want to make a product where you need to have the sexual sophistication of 1970s end-of-the-pier comedian before you can enjoy it, then to me they've made a mistake.
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  • FladgeMangle 28/04/2015

    @GreyBeard Miley Cyrus is a real human being who makes her own choices. I imagine there are a lot of factors and maybe some of those are psychological because of her peculiar upbringing, but she chose to portray herself like that so fair play to her. Personally I think she needs therapy.

    In games we're dealing with 3D meshes and textures. The designers can choose to make the character look however they like. The fact that they chose to cater to the lowest common denominator is depressing.

    It's a pity you can't tell the difference. You should get out more.
    Reply -6
  • FladgeMangle 28/04/2015

    @OnlyJoeKing There is some common ground - We agree she's a character.

    Where we disagree is you thinking it's OK for her to gratuitously have her tits out and I do not.

    The designers made her like that, they didn't have to, they didn't need to. They just like tits. I expect a little more than "my willy works" as an inspiration for character design.

    If a real woman chose to dress like that it would be her choice. This is a 3D model made by men who obviously should have had a wank before they came to work.
    Reply -2
  • FladgeMangle 28/04/2015

    @GreyBeard You don't live in a men-only bubble, show some consideration. 51% of the population on Earth is not a "noisy minority". Not to mention all the men who have grown up to think that objectifying the opposite gender is unacceptable.

    This has nothing to do with morals. If Cindy was in a sex game, what she was wearing would be perfectly acceptable. However, in this game she's supposed to be a mechanic and "not a sexual character". There is no reason for her to be flashing her cleavage like that. If you want tits, watch porn. The casual acceptance that somehow it's OK to gratuitously sexualise a character just because she's female may have something to do with the rape culture currently troubling India. Is that the backlash you're talking about? Happy now?

    (Actually, your attitude makes me think that maybe you DO live on a men-only bubble.)
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  • FladgeMangle 28/04/2015

    @OnlyJoeKing It's not female sexuality, it's titillation for the boys.

    I'm no prude, but this looks like a committee of randy teenage boys designed her outfit. Personally, I think this *does* cross a line. The line between respect for women and crass, immature lechery.

    For me it breaks the fourth wall. For example, in MGS just about every female character of consequence has her top unzipped to the waist or is wearing some kind of fetish gear. It's a little bit tragic and it puts me off the game. Same as it would if a male character was wearing assless chaps with his balls hanging out for NO REASON.
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  • FladgeMangle 28/04/2015

    @OnlyJoeKing I don't think it was their "heart and soul" they were thinking about putting into her.

    Did these artists used to work for Kojima? Do your buttons up, lass!
    Reply +17
  • P.T. is being pulled from PSN on Wednesday

  • FladgeMangle 26/04/2015

    What is hell going on with Kojima-san?

    Are Konami covering up his untimely demise or did he get arrested in some Yewtree-style operation? The hill of silence is the most worrying part of all this.

    Not that I'm a massive fan. For every brilliant moment in MGS there were a dozen more cringe-worthy cheesy ones and overblown, poorly written exposition pieces that bored me to tears. Not to mention his laughably out-dated attitude to women.

    Nevertheless, his fans deserve an explanation at least.
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  • Everybody's Gone to the Rapture and the particular joy of the British apocalypse

  • FladgeMangle 22/04/2015

    @shadow651 What you're saying depends entirely on what one judges to be "gameplay".

    I'd be interested to know what your thoughts on the subject are.

    To me, "push a button and you move, push another and something happens" is gameplay. Light, non-intense interaction but still gameplay. If it was merely a slideshow I may be tempted to agree with you. But it's not.

    (At least I don't think it is :-P)
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  • FladgeMangle 22/04/2015

    @Nikanoru You're right about the weightlessness of modern games.

    However, regarding this one, I haven't played or read any reviews, so I don't know how it'll actually work yet.

    Might be what you're expecting, or it might pleasantly surprise you. Certainly too soon to judge, I think.
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