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  • The Amiga is 30 years old today

  • IkariW 23/07/2015

    Amiga was such an amazing machine.. a classic.
    Ebonstar by Micro illusions, Single screen, 4 players, local around one Amiga... was all sorts of amazing multiplayer fun.

    I won't list all of the other games that were awesome, as they are probably covered already! Happy Birthday old chap! :)
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  • Prototype's HD Biohazard Bundle is a big disappointment

  • IkariW 17/07/2015

    Prototype's HD Biohazard 'Bumble'. Reply +9
  • To the Batmobile? The trouble with Arkham Knight's biggest addition

  • IkariW 01/07/2015

    I'll tell you what... I think they have done a bl00dy good job with it in Arkham Knight. Think they were in the position of 'Damned if you do, damned if you don't'.

    To be fair though, Such a massively hard thing to do to satisfy every opinion, every expectation when it comes to something as iconic as the bat mobile.
    They kind of settled on a combination of them all, at least that is what it feels like, maybe a Tumbler/Keaton films cross?

    Then, you have to get this vehicle working in the context of a 'game' and not a film, another, damn tricky thing to do. The fact it is integrated as well as it has been, is a credit to RockSteady I'd say. (Just an opinion)

    Well put it this way, The fact people aren't wanting to destroy everything on the internet because of something that is totally out of their control, I would say kind of means it has been a success?... maybe I'm thinking about this wrong....
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  • Troll creates fake Shenmue 3 Indiegogo campaign

  • IkariW 17/06/2015

    Always one comedian isn't there.... one sh!t comedian that is. Reply +2
  • Batman: Arkham Knight is another step away from the intimacy of Arkham Asylum

  • IkariW 28/05/2015

    People may disagree, and that's cool, but personally, I think it's gone down hill since Asylum. It's lost a bit of it's focus imo, too many characters, too much open world, trying too hard to be 'all things to all people'.

    Some of the Bat mobile vehicle physics look a little odd to me, coming to a complete stop from speed being one of them... no weight, for such a massive armour plated death machine, surely it would slide a little bit?

    But I really hope my gut feeling about this one is wrong, but it looks like more of Arkham City, but with a car.
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  • New study suggests link between gaming and neurological disorders

  • IkariW 20/05/2015

    @jake3103 Clever... for the Daily Mail. Thing that makes me laugh is; they couldn't prove it effected us when we were/are young, can't prove it effects us when we've grown up, but now, they are targeting 'when you are old' We can't exactly disprove or comment on that yet can we?!

    But you're right, 100% 'No' at all times to Tabloid questions.
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  • IkariW 20/05/2015

    I can feel the Daily Mail twitching as I read... Reply +32
  • Video for cancelled Doom 4 revealed

  • IkariW 19/05/2015

    Gears of Doom. Reply +5
  • Star Citizen FPS called Star Marine

  • IkariW 11/05/2015

    "Since the days of Wing Commander, I've dreamed of integrating a first person shooter with a space sim," Roberts wrote.

    Hey Chris, I can save you a few million pounds -

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  • New Batman: Arkham Knight trailer shows off Robin, Nightwing and Catwoman

  • IkariW 27/04/2015

    This is just a person opinion, but the moment you introduce 'Robin/Nightwing' into Batman (oo-er) the whole thing just falls apart, and feels less convincing/credible because of them.
    I would also echo some of the comments on here and say it doesn't really look like Batman anymore.
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  • The best PS4 games

  • IkariW 23/03/2015

    Surely Helldivers has to be on there? :) Reply +2
  • The art of No Man's Sky

  • IkariW 20/03/2015

    Surely 'The Master', Syd Mead, has to get a mention somewhere?! Surely? Reply 0
  • Video: Not A Hero is colourful, violent and the next game from the team behind OlliOlli

  • IkariW 17/03/2015

    Like a side scrolling Hotline Miami... crossed with Bangi-o!
    I'm in.
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  • Two years on, DmC takes its rightful place in the series

  • IkariW 12/03/2015

    DMC is a great, under appreciated game imo, really enjoyed it from start to finish. Reply +1
  • Life after Crackdown: the many possibilities of Hollowpoint

  • IkariW 06/03/2015

    Shadow Complex did this a while back, but, as mentioned, this sound interesting all the same. Looks good, keep one eye on it for sure. Reply +4
  • Helldivers review

  • IkariW 05/03/2015

    "You wanna live forever?!"
    Hell no. ;) I'm in!
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  • Our best look yet at Dragon's Dogma Online

  • IkariW 23/02/2015

    I loved Dragons Dogma - Dark Arisen, it was one of the most 'Complete' RPGs to come out in a long time. It was also one of the most underrated and overlooked too, which was a crying shame.

    DD was also one of the few RPG's I've ever felt the need to play through multiple times! The Pawn system was awesome too, and really showed innovation.

    The only things, in my opinion, that a sequel would have needed was Coop; even if it was only 2 player coop, 4 would be great though....

    I don't think it needs to be 'Massively' multiplayer, one of it's strongest aspects was it's story, and the level of immersion into a wonderfully crafted world, In most MMO's these never seem to be the strongest elements.

    I'll keep this on my radar though, as I'd love to see it again.
    In the mean time, what about a HD re-master Capcom? Although I'm not a big fan of this 'trend' DD would be a perfect game for that treatment imo, i.e. awesome/overlooked.
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  • The next Sonic game is Sonic Runners

  • IkariW 19/02/2015

    If ever there was a character in need of a 'reboot' then Sonic is it.
    They need to strip it back to the basics of what made Sonic enjoyable, then build from there. This just looks like absolute trash.
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  • The God who Peter Molyneux forgot

  • IkariW 11/02/2015

    Headline - "People surprised Peter Molypoo is actually full of cr@p shocker..."

    Remembers back to 'Zooming from clouds, down into town to the top of a barrel, to an apple, and a little worm in the apple.' - "The whole world will have this much detail!"... ahem..

    To paraphrase words of that guy from TopGun:
    The guy "Writes cheques with his mouth that his designs can't cash"
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  • Eurogamer has dropped review scores

  • IkariW 10/02/2015

    EG +1! ish.
    Although, all you've done is replace numbers with 'a word' surely?
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  • In media Rez: the return of Tetsuya Mizuguchi

  • IkariW 09/02/2015

    Fantastic games, amazing designer, as Trowel says, a legend.
    Rez transcends any platform its on, it just is a great experience. Although I have the DC and Xbox versions. ;)
    Sega Rally must have been, and still remains, one of the deepest 'arcade' driving games, 'handling' wise, I've ever played, I remember spending months of my life shaving milliseconds of my times on my Saturn... and that Stratos.. Ooooo. ;)
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  • Apotheon review

  • IkariW 05/02/2015

    @eightbitboy Yeah, it does looke like Zorro! Reminds me of 'Gods' on the Amiga too.. :)(Probably more subject matter than looks) Reply +2
  • So, what do you actually do in No Man's Sky?

  • IkariW 23/01/2015

    I'm all in... been watching this since they announced it..
    I like Sean Murray, he is obviously a gamer, as he understands gamers.
    Looking forward to something different, can't wait in fact. :)
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  • CVG to close

  • IkariW 19/12/2014

    A sad end to C&VG, it was a massive part of my life with video games since I started playing them 36 years ago.. I saw it start up and flourish.

    You will be missed, but take solace in the fact that no one has done it better since, and no media to do with video games has ever generated the same kind of excitement and magic as was found in your pages and from seeing a new issue on the shelves! :)

    Good luck to all the present staff.
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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?!
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  • 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.
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  • 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?
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  • 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


    - 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.
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  • 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?!

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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.
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  • 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.
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  • 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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