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  • Controversial mass murdering game Hatred appears on Steam Greenlight

  • IkariW 17/12/2014

    It is violence for the sake of violence... and almost funny because it. Nothing we haven't seen before, maybe not all in one place, but we have seen this before. The publicity this is creating however, will cause a sh!t storm no doubt. Reply 0
  • Here's over four minutes of No Man's Sky gameplay

  • IkariW 08/12/2014

    You sir, can consider yourself BOUGHT! :D Reply +1
  • Sony remains "committed to providing Driveclub PS Plus Edition"

  • IkariW 07/11/2014

    You realise that screenshot is GRID 2 right? Reply +1
  • Sunset Overdrive debuts second in UK chart

  • IkariW 03/11/2014

    @gillri Sad face. :( Needs a multi-platform release though imo. Reply -1
  • IkariW 03/11/2014

    Good to see a new IP up there. Nice. Reply +36
  • Sledgehammer co-founder bemoans Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare leak

  • IkariW 27/10/2014

    I don't think anyone could seriously sit here and blame Glen Schofield for being upset that the game he has been working on has been pirated and leaked?
    I mean, seriously? Some of the comments I'm reading here kind of imply that 'It happens all the time, so it's okay' ?

    I mean, what the f**k are you talking about? People work damn hard to produce these games, sure, they are entertainment, so kind of get tarred with this none existent brush of 'Oh its fine, it's just media to be used and consumed'

    Well 'consume' this you c*cks, keep doing this, and there won't be a video game industry apart from downloadable App shit.

    Start waking up and giving a shit, this effects all of us!
    To simply shrug this off with a passing comment like 'Welcome to the real world' or 'That's life' is just bullsh!t.

    To some people, it IS their 'REAL WORLD' and it is their 'LIFE' and their livelihood for that matter. Stop acting like a bunch of self entitled tw@ts, and maybe try living in the 'real world' you're talking about and PAY for things you want.

    And breath... Sorry, but it just winds me up, I know the amount of work these games take to get on the shelves. Sure, nothing me or this chap say will change the fact that people always want something for nothing, but jeez, don't just let it happen and not give a shit.

    Negs: Well, that's cool, it's just an opinion, most people seem entitled to one, but hey, you don't have to like it.
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  • Dead Rising movie will star Rob Riggle as Frank West

  • IkariW 21/10/2014

    Why can't they just call it Dead Rising?
    I do hate it when film titles use a totally made up tag line, I.e. "Dead Rising: Watchtower"

    To me, this stinks of trying disassociate themselves with the game and it also alienates it's fan base from wanting to watch the thing, which I don't understand?!
    Reply +1
  • Valve pulls game from Steam following dev's tweet threatening Gabe Newell

  • IkariW 21/10/2014

    To be honest, having had dealings with Steam, I can somewhat understand the frustrations. But death threats are crossing the line, big time.
    And although Mike Maulbeck may have stated otherwise, I thought Valves statement regarding the matter was utterly professional, and more than he deserved really.
    Reply +10
  • Meeting Mikami

  • IkariW 20/10/2014

    Mikami is a living legend imo.
    So many great games, Resi's, Dino Crisis, Vanquish etc, I'll be picking 'Evil within' up.

    R.i.p. Clover Studios though... Viewtiful Joe, what a great game.
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  • Gauntlet review

  • IkariW 29/09/2014

    I'm Not feeling this, which is a shame, really wanted it to be good and recapture some of the old Gauntlet magic.

    Just think they have possibly concentrated on the wrong aspects?
    Gauntlet was all about crowd management, and whether to open a door with loads of ghosts and a 'Death' behind it, or go for the room full of 'lobbers'...

    ...and then mistakenly opening them both! Whilst shooting the food and the potions! ;)
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  • Video: Let's Splat ink everywhere in Splatoon

  • IkariW 29/09/2014

    This looks like great fun!
    A game not ashamed of being a game, would you look at that! :)

    ...although, I'm waiting for the multi-coloured c0ck & b&lls to start popping up during play no doubt...
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  • Arcade hunting in Akiba

  • IkariW 22/09/2014

    That place must be a gaming Nirvana... Reply +1
  • Naughty Dog turns 30 this month, puts on art shows

  • IkariW 12/09/2014

    "The studio was originally called JAM Software, but renamed itself Naughty Dog in 1989"

    So, Naughty Dog is 25 years old then... :)
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  • Will Ferrell is going to play video games for charity

  • IkariW 12/09/2014

    Milk was a bad choice.... Reply +5
  • David Braben says The Outsider "probably is gone for good"

  • IkariW 11/09/2014

    Is it me or does it look a lot like Watchdogs?
    'Outdogs' maybe?
    Reply +10
  • Forza Horizon 2 Xbox One car list revealed in full

  • IkariW 10/09/2014

    ◾2010 Volkswagen Golf R
    ◾2003 Volkswagen Golf R32

    Awww shucks, I have a 2008 Mk5 R32... :(
    Thing is, the 6 (2010) got widely slammed, and the Mk4 Chassis was awful. The Mk5 had a better chassis.. basically, why no Chewy?! ;)
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  • Destiny thrills, but the big picture rings hollow

  • IkariW 10/09/2014

    I'm really enjoying Destiny. Seeing a lot of negativity on here though.
    I think some of the commenters should play it before casting it down entirely.
    It's really enjoyable, better with mates, but then, not many games aren't, feels really solid, looks great.

    One of the things that has really impressed me is all the things it is doing, it doesn't need to shout about them, it's all pretty seamless, really like that. I saw no lag, not even a glitch or anything, just seamless like I say.

    Sure, not everyone is going to like it, but that's the same as ever, just don't understand all the 'Not played it' hate.

    To be frank, I couldn't give a rats a$s what people say in comments pages.
    I judge games for myself, and whether 'I' enjoy them, not everyone else. I don't need people's acceptance of a game to enjoy it.

    I'd say play it, and make up your own mind, before excepting the 'sometimes' far too judgemental opinions of others. I do think in this case that people were expecting FAR too much, it's good, it's solid, looks and plays great, plus Bungie's Combat AI is great.

    The whole thing reminded me slightly of Phantasy Star Online, which can't be a bad thing can it? ;)

    I say well done Bungie, and well done for being slightly brave with some of your design choices.
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  • Project Cars is already a better racing game than Forza or Gran Turismo

  • IkariW 05/09/2014

    @David_Semperger

    - AI, okay, but could be worth releasing a presentation with higher difficulty to show the difference? Show them racing as hard as they can? When the AI is ready to be shown.

    - Engineer, Well, that is fair enough. Can you turn off the text?

    - Weather, That's a good thing. Good that it isn't forced. Thanks for the information.

    - Grip, Again, could be worth showing a presentation with all the aids turned off? Again, to show the difference? Especially between wet and dry. As we aren't really playing it, so aids being turned on for pad users may help them, doesn't help us as just viewers of a video. But I get that sometimes these things are just grabbed by the press from demos etc.

    - And rain inside the helmet?! ;)

    Seriously though, thanks for the reply. I do hope the game is good, I know it may sound like I'm being overly critical.
    Reply +3
  • IkariW 05/09/2014

    Personally, and this is just my opinion, I'm not convinced.
    The AI looked like they give their positions way too easily, although, to be fair, that could be skill level related I guess.

    The racing itself just looks a little, well, 'flat' for want of a better word. Plus, the race engineer needs speech, not tiny text at the bottom of the screen, haven't got time to read that when I'm racing! Or at least, I shouldn't have time.

    The 'dynamic' weather just looks odd when you are trying to do it over a 3 lap race, comes and goes far too quickly, no visible drying line etc. They should have a minimum distance for the dynamic weather to kick in.
    Oh, and the rain full screen effect, in the helmet view, it rains inside the player's helmet?! What the??

    Also, the player looks like they have just as much grip in the wet on slicks as they does in the dry? Looks strange imo.

    Anyway. I'm going to stop there until I play it. But that is what I 'see' when I watch that video.
    Hopefully it'll be good though.
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  • Skate 3 gets reprinted following its recent YouTube popularity

  • IkariW 28/08/2014

    I haven't got the first fricking clue who the guy talking about it is, nor am I bothered about finding out, I'm too old and jaded for that kind of thing, but the more people who play Skate the better, great series. :)

    But as Limeylicious & iceytoa1 commented on, why not just re-release it on demand at a knock down price? In fact, why not just re-release the whole series?!

    Odd...
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  • Gauntlet reboot gets a new release date

  • IkariW 27/08/2014

    They could have made the dungeons procedural... this kind of feels more like Diablo than Gauntlet, Just doesn't feel quite 'right' imo.

    Just my opinion though...
    (I played the arcade, bought it on Spectrum and Deeper Dungeons! And Gauntlet 2 on the Amiga :))
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  • Ninja Theory: Don't call Hellblade Heavenly Sword 2

  • IkariW 18/08/2014

    I say good on them, they have identified their market and are giving their fans what they want. There is nothing wrong with that at all.

    I think, as explained here in the article, they make games that have a similar style, 3rd person melee, so comparisons to previous games are inevitable. But for the love of all that is holy, play the game first before casting your judgements!

    Plus, I do personally think that Ninja Theory get a hard rap, they constantly release games that are enjoyable and of a high quality and yet people dismiss them just because they don't make the types of game they play?

    Again, personally, I think we should support British teams as much as we can, too much content is being derived and shoved down our throats from the states. Instead of berating a studio for trying to make a go of things and find their way, in what is currently a particularly volatile games market, maybe we should get behind them?!

    But then, it's harder to be positive about these things... it would seem.
    Reply +1
  • Remembering Double Dragon, a true arcade icon

  • IkariW 11/08/2014

    Me and a mate at the time used to play this all the time in the arcades.
    It's like, you could never pass the game without having a go! It had everything you wanted from a beat'em up at the time, including an awesome 'Punch' sfx. :)

    We could never get past that bit with the rocks/pillars that came out of the wall... solid. #

    Wasn't really until Final Fight game along that it was truly surpassed imo. (Although P.O.W. was pretty cool!)

    Happy days.
    Reply +1
  • Sony is being sued for Killzone failing to deliver "native 1080p" multiplayer

  • IkariW 07/08/2014

    Knock on his door, take his copy of Killzone from him, hand him $60.... done, case closed. Reply +2
  • DICE ponders: what did people really like about Battlefield: Bad Company?

  • IkariW 24/06/2014

    I loved that the fact that both Bad Company games didn't take them selves too seriously, and yet had serious themes. The level design and general atmosphere of the games was excellent too, imo. Reply +1
  • Video: Sniper Elite 3 live stream

  • IkariW 23/06/2014

    @ItsLatch No, just 'That' rather than your post release 'I'm so good at spotting games I don't want to play'.

    "Or now, considering the next game is about to be released, comment."

    But you were slagging the second game, you didn't comment at all about the 3rd.

    "Care to point me to a survivor of a Springfield sniper with no body armour? But, whatever, you are clearly easily pleased, I like my games to have more depth to them than what this game offers."


    I didn't say it was realistic.

    You are truly amazing though, you seem to know everything about games design. *Cough*.
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  • IkariW 20/06/2014

    @ItsLatch So you loved the idea of Sniper Elite 2 so much that you waited two years until it was free on steam to get it and slag it off...

    Yeah, well done. Your criticism might have been constructive two years ago when the game was released.

    Besides, if you were any good at the game/sniping, you wouldn't be hitting the enemy in the chest....
    'Head' to be dead, amateur.
    Reply +5
  • Mercenary retrospective

  • IkariW 16/06/2014

    Mercenary 1 and 2 and Damocles were awesome games, played them a lot back in the day. Saw a comment mention 'No Mans Sky' reminding them of these game, I really hope it's as good when it comes out. Reply 0
  • Rainbow Six Patriots is no more, Rainbox Six Siege takes its place

  • IkariW 10/06/2014

    This and 'No Man's Sky' are the two most exciting games to come out of E3 imo.
    Great to see they have ditched the 'gung ho' approach of Patriots, and gone back to the roots of the series... great stuff. :)
    Reply +4
  • No Man's Sky will launch on console first on PS4

  • IkariW 10/06/2014

    One of the most exciting games to come out of E3 imo.
    Great work so far, looking forward to this! :)
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  • World's largest video game collection is being auctioned off

  • IkariW 06/06/2014

    @BeardedGamerUK Exactly, enjoy it, that is why it was created, and the only reason it was created.

    Don't get me wrong, I value the ability to play these games on the hardware they were created for, rather than under emulation.

    It's just, well, play them!
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  • IkariW 06/06/2014

    @Ryze I'm not saying there is anything wrong with being an avid collector, not at all.

    But to have sealed games? This guy is only able to do that because he was a manager of a retail store. But that doesn't make him important.

    "I'd expect that he'd have bought duplicates to play."

    That is an assumption.

    I totally get that games need to be preserved, but more importantly, they need to be played. I'd love to see all these games available to be 'played' by the public, not just looked at.

    I know where you are coming from with looking to 'play any game' on your hardware though. I've been playing and buying games for 36 years, and I'm still trying to set up all my hardware for 'my' ultimate play arena.

    I'm doing okay - ish too, although I have a life and a career too (In video games as it happens), so my time is also very limited.

    I'd argue this man didn't do it though, he is a collector, he hoards games, and whilst there is nothing wrong with that, I can't really see much evidence that he has all his stuff set up and ready to play? I may be wrong of course.
    Reply +1
  • IkariW 06/06/2014

    "Over 2600 games in the collection are factory-sealed with over 8300 complete with box and manual."

    Loses a little respect from me for this to be fair... you don't buy games to speculate, you buy games to play them. The only thing you need to do what this guys has done is money and space. Games are meant to be played and enjoyed, so PLAY THEM!

    It's like people who buy cars to stick them in a garage an look at them... pointless... they are made to be driven, drive them!

    Just my opinion of course.... others may differ, and that is fine.
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  • Midnight Resistance retrospective

  • IkariW 11/05/2014

    The arcade was one of my favourites, with the 'twizzle sticks'..... waited a long time for the Amiga version, but never really recaptured the magic, due to the controls mainly, slowed the game down to a crawl as you had to think for half an hour how to aim 45degrees up ;).
    It was okay though I guess, for the time. The controls must have been a nightmare to port.
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  • The Way looks like Another World by way of Sword & Sworcery

  • IkariW 09/05/2014

    @Turrican_Freak This doesn't 'look' as good as Flashback did/does imo.
    How it plays though, who knows.
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  • IkariW 09/05/2014

    @Turrican_Freak I wasn't talking about 'Ultra graphics heavy' games being better.
    Graphics rarely make a difference to good design, but I was playing games like this 20 years ago or more.
    The flip side is true also though you have to remember, 'None Ultra graphics heavy' games do not always equals 'Good games'.
    There seems to be a trend at the moment, that anything that tugs a 8/16bit heart string is instantly good. There were lots of sh!t games during that era lets not forget.

    I'm not dismissing this, I'll get it, play it, if its good, simple as that.
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  • IkariW 09/05/2014

    There is the faint art style of the Bitmap Brothers stuff in there too imo.
    Which is no bad thing. :)
    Although, I'm not 100% sure I want to play some Amiga games again... which is pretty much what you'd be doing here.
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  • How Insomniac's Sunset Overdrive mixes gunplay with rail-grinds

  • IkariW 09/05/2014

    Should have been the next Jet Set/Grind Radio imo....
    The style is almost identical anyway.
    I miss the SEGA Teams.... :'(
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  • Video: Monstrum offers procedural scares on a creepy boat

  • IkariW 08/05/2014

    Looks and sounds interesting.
    Wish they would get rid of the loading somehow, or maybe slightly restructure, as it beraks the immersion slightly having 'Loading' come up on the screen, imo.
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  • Lumo, a new game from Ruffian's co-founder, is truly enchanting

  • IkariW 07/05/2014

    @tidy-spidey Beautiful, good find on the Snow Bros!
    Rodland was great, Jaleco had a run of good games around that time. :) Saint Dragon just before it was cool too.
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  • IkariW 06/05/2014

    @tidy-spidey Rodland and Snow Bros were great little games! Good shout on the Amiga too. ;) Reply +2
  • IkariW 06/05/2014

    Has a faint whiff of 'Knightlore' about it... it's a nice whiff though. :) Reply +4
  • Performance Analysis: The Amazing Spider-Man 2

  • IkariW 01/05/2014

    That looks horrible... full stop. Reply 0
  • Trials Fusion has day one patch to boost Xbox One resolution

  • IkariW 14/04/2014

    Love all the Trials so far... although I will say this, I'm not 100% sold on the 'Rider Tricks' side of things. Feels like SSX, Trails was/is a more skillful than those games, I thought anyway.

    *Ducks for cover....
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  • Video: Goat Simulator live stream

  • IkariW 31/03/2014

    "Ewe you kidding?"

    Isn't a Ewe a Female Sheep? :)
    Reply +3
  • How 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil is justifying its full-fat price tag

  • IkariW 05/03/2014

    It's not like EA didn't know the World Cup was coming is it?

    Why didn't they just make Fifa 14 support this as digital DLC when it came out and charge a lower price?
    It could have re-driven Fifa 14 sales and also given them their World Cup tie in?

    Greed, that's why...
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  • Assassin's Creed series ending existence "not exactly true"

  • IkariW 29/01/2014

    I have liked/loved the Assassins Games since the first, repetitive, outing.
    AC2 was awesome, in so many ways, not least the setting. AC Brotherhood was a good enough ending to AC2 I thought, although, felt a little milked imo.
    Revelations was 'Okay' and that is it, more linear than the games before, although Constantinople was gorgeous.

    AC3, Hmmm, AC3.... well... the naval battles were the highlight for sure. Had it's moments, but was let down by an uninteresting main character and storyline. (And glitches obviously, but trying to keep on the gameplay. ;)
    To be fair, I was hoping it would have stayed with Haytham Kenway, as he seemed a more interesting character.

    AC4, I really liked, from start to finish, again, the feeling of freedom the ship gave you was great. Although some of the land based missions felt awful.. yes I'm looking at you eavesdropping missions! Errgh.

    Now, this is probably going to get me a bad response, if any, but personally, I think all of these games would have been better WITH OUT any of the contemporary sections. I think they should have been, and maybe should be, just about playing a character in History... and that is it, Ubisoft shouldn't be scared about asking players to do that, and just that.

    It seems they always have to inject the games with a present day or future story line. Forget it, players would have bought a good Pirate game if it was just a good Pirate game, we don't need to be taken to the future to satisfy some contrived on going story line.

    Just my opinion anyway. Obviously, everyone will have their own, and that is cool.
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  • Performance analysis: Tomb Raider Definitive Edition

  • IkariW 28/01/2014

    Not to fan flames or anything, but isn't it a little mis-leading to say the PS4 games runs at 60fps... when the fps is variable between 33 and 60?

    Don't get me wrong, 50fps average is still better than 30fps though.

    It's a shame that MS don't let the xbone off the leash, although I suspect it may be a short leash, and the fps would be even more variable if they did, and more noticeable.

    All this talk of fps and resolutions is kind of depressing though, I really thought this wave of consoles was going to get past all that. They should have been 1080p/Constant 60fps for every game.

    But, still early days yet I guess, time yet. I suppose one way of looking at it is, at least MS have something to improve!

    If I HAD to buy one right now though, it'd be PS4 every time. But I'm in no rush.
    Nothing on them yet that screams at me "You must have me in your life".
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  • Successfully Kickstarted Dreamcast shmup Redux: Dark Matters is out now

  • IkariW 28/01/2014

    @gamzino -Not Quite as good!

    @ Anyone - I have Ikaruga on Dreamcast import.. I'm really sorry, but this isn't even close.

    But I hate that I can bring myself to dismiss anything on the Dreamcast though, but this just doesn't really cut it.
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  • Video: How does the PS4 Tomb Raider compare to the original?

  • IkariW 27/01/2014

    3:38 ish in... Lara's pony tail doesn't hang down on PS4 using that TRESSFX feature from PC? Sure, she has better defined hair, but it behaves very strangely... almost like one of those cheap dusters you buy with the fine plastic bristles.

    Oh... and the vid would have been much better with out the commentary. Enough with the silly accents/voice overs, just makes me want to turn the volume down, annoying.

    Good game, but nothing here making be want to buy it again, well, not in my opinion anyway. But if you hadn't played it, looks like one of the best ways to do so! It looks great. :)
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