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  • Newspaper report linking stabbing of Leeds teacher to Dark Souls disputed

  • Killerbee 29/04/2014

    Usual Daily Mail bullshit...

    However, Dark Souls is rated PEGI 16 so even if there was any truth in this story (which there isn't) it's not the game's or the developers' fault someone under that age was allowed access to it.

    Bullying drugs and depression are anyway far more likely culprits for this terrible tragedy.
    Reply +10
  • 10 million posts and counting in the Eurogamer forum!

  • Killerbee 26/11/2013

    Great stuff. 10 million posts? Wow. And yet really good to see plenty of names I recognise from the old days. It's funny to think back to the days BF (before forum) when everyone just posted their chat and hooting underneath the news stories...

    EG is still by far the best gaming site on the web.
    Reply +1
  • Report claims PS4 launch title Driveclub delayed until 2014

  • Killerbee 17/10/2013

    Not good news for Sony, but let's face it, this game was hardly likely to make a serious impact on the charts or make lots of money for Sony - of all the people I know who have pre-ordered a PS4, only one was looking to buy the retail version of the game. Everyone else was going to play it for free via PS+ and then see.

    Killzone is still the big first party game, it's what is packed into most of the bundles and it's what matters.

    I'd still like to see Sony announce an alternative PS+ game though - much as I am looking forward to Resogun, dropping DriveClub without replacing it would look bad. Knack seems the most obvious candidate.

    I suppose the other option is that Sony / Evolution focus on getting the PS+ edition of the game ready for release on launch day and then the full retail edition can follow on later. All effort goes on getting the core engine working well, and the finishing touches can be applied to the extra cars and tracks after the "soft" release on PS+.

    Whatever, I expect the delay in Sony replying is so they can put out a definitive message to say when the game will release, and what this means for PS+ subscribers.
    Reply +3
  • Digital Foundry: the complete Xbox One architects interview

  • Killerbee 05/10/2013

    Interesting stuff, but it still comes across to me as Microsoft on the defensive. Xbox One is outclassed by PS4 at a pure technical level. Period.

    Talk of power consumption or efficiency is moot for most consumers - it's plugged into the mains. I don't care how much power it draws (sorry all you environmentalists!). I have a 750w PSU in my PC and it lets me put pretty much what I want in my PC case. That's a good thing. More power is better if it lets me have faster/better kit.

    Second, this concept of "balance". I get that - it makes no sense to boost one area of the hardware, if something else can't keep up, but it seems to me that everything in the Xbox One design is pegged back to the DDR3 RAM.

    The ESRAM might be fast, but there simply isn't enough of it in 32MB. As you say in the article, four 1080p render targets is 48MB, so developers have to use the DDR3 - they can't rely on that fast RAM all the time. Or - as seems to be the case with Ryse - they opt for a lower-than-1080p resolution (such as 900p) in order to cram those renders into the ESRAM. Is that fair?

    So I get the point about "balance", but it just seems this design opted for DDR3 from the beginning and worked from there, choosing the ROPs, CUs and whatever to balance with that.

    The net result seems to be a machine that is already struggling to realise the level of quality gamers expect and demand from a next-gen console.
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  • Battlefield 3 shipped with "the worst set-ups ever"

  • Killerbee 03/10/2013

    If they'd just remake Bad Company 2, keep the same classes, the same broad unlock system, the same size maps (please, massive maps are all very impressive, but they're fucking boring to navigate) and the same level of destructibility, it would be the best shooter ever.

    Jets were crap. I wouldn't miss them.

    Sadly, everything I read about this seems to indicate it's more like BF3 instead...
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  • Vanquish retrospective

  • Killerbee 22/09/2013

    Such a good game.

    Like some others, I actually had far more fun playing it on easy, sliding around and doing cool things in slow-mo.

    I really should play it again.
    Reply +4
  • Xbox One dashboard demoed in video leak

  • Killerbee 09/09/2013

    So... basically the Xbox One dash is just like Windows 8. Reply +17
  • Killzone: Mercenary review

  • Killerbee 04/09/2013

    7/10 is slightly disappointing, and considering you say this is "a new benchmark for portable shooters", it's hard to see what could have been done to justify a better score.

    To be honest, I had no problems whatsoever with the controls in the Beta - they felt pretty much spot on in terms of accuracy and speed of movement, which is pretty good considering it's on a handheld. But if you can tweak the sensitivity, surely that shouldn't be an issue?

    Checkpoints? Considering you can just pause and put the Vita into standby any time you like, that's hardly a concern either.

    Plus it looks superb on that OLED screen.

    As for the campaign, who cares if it does a Call of Duty? Surely all shooter campaigns these days are just training for the MP.

    I can't wait to play Warzone.
    Reply +20
  • Mind the stopgaps?

  • Killerbee 03/08/2013

    I feel bad for Ascension. Yes in narrative terms it is clearly a stopgap title for the God of War series, but in technical terms, gameplay and puzzle design, I thought it was a real step forwards. It's a great game and well worth playing. Being a stopgap doesn't have to mean it's bad. Reply +15
  • Who believes what?

  • Killerbee 29/06/2013

    Lovely article which sums up - in my personal opinion - why, when it comes to games, Sony and Nintendo are the companies to watch. And indeed, why they always have been.

    That's not to say Microsoft hasn't contributed - but it's clear MS's expertise is in systems and network infrastructure like Xbox Live, but much less so in the actual games.

    That's important - even the most resolute Sony fanboy must recognise that Sony would not be in as good a position as it is today without Microsoft creating and curating Xbox Live and setting standard in terms of Achievements, Friends lists and so on.

    Is connectivity and evolving games the next industry shake-up? Right now, I'm not so sure, but then I imagine most commentators would have had a hard time predicting the explosion in online play and importance of the MP mode in games that occurred since 2005.

    It could well be that "Evolving" games is the next Xbox Live.

    Or it could be that Evolving games is the next Kinect.

    Xbox One seems to represent that bet.
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  • Microsoft reverses position on Xbox One DRM

  • Killerbee 19/06/2013

    Great decision by Microsoft - not like they had much choice if they didn't want the Xbox One to bomb, but still. I really thought they'd plough on regardless. Kudos where it's due.

    But... I'll stick with my PS4 pre-order.

    - 80 cheaper
    - No Kinect nonsense
    - Less TV nonsense
    - More powerful machine
    - Playstation Plus!
    - Sony's commitment to indie games

    Oh, and I get to play whatever masterpiece Naughty Dog makes next.
    Reply +25
  • Sony's E3 victory was a PR stunt, but PlayStation 4 is still the one to watch

  • Killerbee 13/06/2013

    Well I like the opinion pieces. Keep 'em coming EG!

    I actually like the fact Sony isn't shaking things up too much next gen. PS3 had its problems at the start, but thanks to free online play and then PS+, not to mention some fantastic first party games and indie exclusives, it ended up my favourite console of this gen.

    Most of all, I just feel that Sony is closest to what I want from gaming. I want big blockbuster shooters, action games and racing, but I also like quirky, bite-size indie oddities in between. I want a keen price for the hardware and I don't want a spy camera or onerous DRM check ins.

    Sony just delivered. Simple as that.
    Reply +38
  • A list of every confirmed PlayStation 4 game

  • Killerbee 12/06/2013

    I loved the first two Infamous games so am definitely more excited by that than anything on the XBone list. Killzone's MP has always been a lot of fun too - I expect to be playing that far more than CoD or BF4, anyway.

    I wouldn't discount Knack either - looks quirky and fun.

    All in all, a pretty good list - not stellar, but very solid and you can bank on Sony to deliver on the first party games. We still don't know what Naughty Dog and Santa Monica have in store for PS4 yet, after all.
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  • Xbox One available this November in the UK priced 429

  • Killerbee 10/06/2013

    Day one achievement and DLC? How shallow does Microsoft think its customers are?

    And 429... come on, even Sony realises - and has publicly admitted - that its PS3 launch price was a mistake...

    I wasn't planning to get one before this conference. I KNOW I'm not getting one now.

    Sony just need to come in under 400 - for a technologically superior console as well - and then surely, surely they've won this gen.
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  • XCOM: Enemy Unknown, Uncharted 3, and LittleBigPlanet Karting are coming to PS Plus' year-long Instant Game Collection

  • Killerbee 07/06/2013

    Great update. I played Uncharted 3 on release, but the other two are new to me and I've been meaning to give XCOM a go for some time now.

    How any remotely sane gamer can't be looking to give Sony all their money next gen is beyond me.
    Reply +32
  • Xbox One's used game policies to lay with publishers

  • Killerbee 07/06/2013

    Sorry Microsoft, this is still shit.

    1. I can only "give" games to people who have been on my friends list for 30 days. So that's the ebay / private resale market completely stone dead.

    2. Loaning and renting is not happening - at least not for a while. Bye bye Lovefilm. Considering PlayStation Plus is basically a subscription-based game rental service and is widely regarded by core gamers as one of the best things any platform holder has done this gen, it's shocking that Microsoft hasn't thought this through yet. They clearly have no intention of competing with PS+.

    3. Retailers have to "participate". It's unclear what this means, but it seems probably that many indie stores will find "participating" uneconomical.

    4. Games can be shared with up to 10 family members. Define "family"? Do they have to live in the same house or can I elect to share all my games with my cousin who lives 300 miles away? Come on Microsoft, we want answers.

    5. Regardless of all that, publishers seem to be free to make up their own rules. It seems highly unlikely those rules are going to be any better than Microsoft's.

    Every announcement just brings more questions and makes me question why anyone would buy one of these things. All I can imagine is that Microsoft are betting that enough NFL and Call of Duty fans out there don't read gaming websites and it'll be too late once they realise this is the trade-in policy.

    My bet? This story will be on BBC Watchdog inside 12 months after the machine launches.
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  • Namco Bandai confirms March 2014 Dark Souls 2 release date

  • Killerbee 03/06/2013

    Yes, yes and YES!

    Can't wait for this. My only big question is whether they will make a version for PS4?
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  • Xbox One second-hand games will charge a fee to play

  • Killerbee 21/05/2013

    @Dabs
    Unbelievable. It really is as if a spy from Sony made all the design decisions.
    I always liked Phil Harrison...
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  • Killerbee 21/05/2013

    No used games. Just think about what that means for a moment.

    NO USED GAMES.

    Remember when Sony effectively did this with the PSP Go and retailers basically declined to support it? Remind me Microsoft - how did that work out for them?

    The one sliver of hope is that the used game "fee" will represent a discount on a retail purchase, but I very much doubt that will be the case.

    (Of course, Sony need to confirm that they're not doing this with the PS4 as well...)
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  • The Xbox One controller still takes batteries but has programmable trigger-feedback

  • Killerbee 21/05/2013

    @Zomoniac
    Maybe you're more organised, but I hate having to hunt around for some AAs to put in my Wiimotes - usually I have to steal them from my kids' toys or something.

    I have two Dualshock 3s and basically just alternate between them. When one needs charging, I plug it into the USB port and use the other. It doesn't take long (certainly quicker than rechargable AAs) to charge, so local multiplayer isn't a problem.

    Seriously, batteries is soooo last-gen.
    Reply +13
  • Killerbee 21/05/2013

    Batteries?

    Do me a lemon.
    Reply +22
  • Sony on Vita: "Sometimes you've had slow starts which have suddenly sprung into life"

  • Killerbee 15/05/2013

    I really do want a Vita, but I'm waiting for Sony to cut the price here like they did in Japan, and especially to cut the ridiculous price of the memory cards.

    150 with a game and 8GB (or better) mem card and I'll buy one tomorrow. I promise.
    Reply -1
  • Beyond: Two Souls special edition includes a 30-minute exclusive scene

  • Killerbee 07/05/2013

    Come on, 2.50, maybe 5 extra for the steelbook, soundtrack and early access to what will probably end up as DLC? That's actually pretty good as special editions go. Reply +4
  • ShopTo refuses to sell upcoming Activision games in row over Call of Duty: Ghosts

  • Killerbee 07/05/2013

    Surely the real story here is that even a specialist like Shopto can't make money from Call of Duty any more. The number and competitiveness of supermarket discounts year in, year out, on CoD games means there's practically no point in selling this title at release.

    I've bought Call of Duty from Tesco on release for the past 3 years and never paid more than 25 for it.

    With Blops 2, I paid 15 - the game plus 25 PSN credit = 50 total, reduced to 40 with an online discount code.

    I'm all in favour of Tesco selling me stuff at a loss, but since I like Shopto's service, I'd much rather they didn't bother with this game and made some money instead.
    Reply +23
  • The quest for Shadow of the Colossus' last big secret

  • Killerbee 02/05/2013

    Nice article. Reminds me a lot of Ernest Cline's "Ready Player One" in the sense of a hidden quest within a virtual world. Great book btw.

    I'm also really inspired now to give SOTC one more play through...
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  • Dragon's Dogma title update may corrupt your save, Capcom warns

  • Killerbee 01/05/2013

    @Grimner - if you already have the original, just trade it in and buy Dark Arisen instead. That way it'll cost you even less. Honestly, it just sounds like you begrudge newcomers getting a great deal - why? Reply +2
  • Killerbee 01/05/2013

    @Killerbee. On the pawn thing, I believe Dark Arisen pawns are now separate from those in the original game because the old code obviously won't work with the new equipment and abilities on offer in Dark Arisen. That's why there seems to be less Pawn activity.

    I've not had any save problems, but I'm glad PS+ is doing my backups for me!
    Reply +1
  • Killerbee 01/05/2013

    @Grimner - I played the original game to death and had no hesitation buying Dark Arisen too. It's worth having it on disk just so it doesn't take up space on my PS3's hard drive and it cost me all of 13. I'm happy more people will play Dragon's Dogma because it's a great game that deserved to do far better than it did originally.

    Also Bitterblack contains way more than 6 hours of content. I've put that in already and feel like I've got ages to go.
    Reply +6
  • Dragon's Dogma: Dark Arisen review

  • Killerbee 22/04/2013

    Dragon's Dogma was easily my favourite game last year - played it more than any other title - and I can't wait to get my hands on this expansion.

    Any newcomer who didn't play the original release would be mad not to snap this up. 13 from Asda online for an RPG adventure that will easily last you 50+ hours - more if you indulge in the side questing - is crazy value.
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  • Forza and Ryse to be next Xbox launch titles

  • Killerbee 11/04/2013

    I seriously think MS need to do better. Forza risks being seen as the same old same old racing, only with prettier graphics and new car models (and that's not fanboyism - I'm bored of Gran Turismo too), Ryse needs to overcome the stigma of being a Kinect game and the promise of third party FPS support is more than likely a reference to Call of Duty and Battlefield - which will more than likely be on PS4 as well.

    At least you get the impression Sony are interested in making some new games. Killzone 4 is only one title - I can't wait to see what Naughty Dog have been up to.
    Reply +6
  • Diablo 3 on consoles: hell or high water?

  • Killerbee 26/03/2013

    @ShiftyGeezer
    I agree diablo 3 and Dead Nation are very different games, but I do think that if you're looking for a top-down action game, then Dead Nation is the better bet.

    The loot, character levelling (which is utterly linear) and customisation options just aren't very good in Diablo 3. In fact, if those are the features you're looking for, Dragon's Dogma is a far better bet - in a different genre that actually suits and supports those concepts.
    Reply +3
  • Killerbee 26/03/2013

    Seems like a fair assessment. I bought it on PC, played through once (Demon Hunter) and I've never been tempted back.

    The loot "hook" just didn't work for me. I usually love collecting and upgrading my equipment in RPGs, both in terms of maxing my stats and getting the visual look of my character just right, but D3 threw so much rubbish loot at you that it all became very tedious. By the end I hardly bothered picking anything up that wasn't a yellow "special" item and none of the vendors sold anything better than what I had (unless it was locked out because of my character class or level).

    The thing is, without the loot, Diablo is just click, click, click. Fundamentally quite dull gameplay. I swear, even Cannon Fodder on the Amiga had more depth to its combat.

    Add to that a pretty crap attempt at a story, and I can't quite work out why the PC game got such positive reviews.

    The FMVs were nice I suppose.

    Personally I'd advise PS3 owners to look elsewhere. In fact, go and play Dead Nation - heaps more atmosphere, better combat options and definitely more fun.
    Reply +42
  • UK chart: God of War: Ascension launch sales half that of GOW 3

  • Killerbee 18/03/2013

    Shame it didn't sell better, as I've been having a lot of fun with God of War: Ascension.

    Yes, it's more "GoW3 part 2" than a fully fledged sequel, and I do wish they'd moved Kratos on to fight some mythical beasts and gods from some other culture, but it's still a lot of fun to play (as GoW always is) and looks spectacular.

    I think it's a bit harsh to criticise God of War for being a tired franchise - it's not like CoD or Halo or Assassin's Creed that have had annualised releases. This is only the second God of War game on PS3.

    That's not to criticise Tomb Raider though - it deserves to do well too.
    Reply +21
  • Infinity Blade is free for a week

  • Killerbee 15/02/2013

    It's shit. Crap controls, boring, repetitive gameplay like the worst possible MMO grind. Don't bother.

    If you really want pretty graphics on iOS, RAGE HD is much better.
    Reply +3
  • The Halo trilogy, Fez and Dyad outed on the Steam database

  • Killerbee 04/02/2013

    Shame Microsoft have nixed any chance of Halo 3 making the transition to PC. They'd probably have got a sale out of me.

    Still, the others look nice too.
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  • PlayStation 4 to launch in Japan and North America this year, but not reach Europe until early 2014 - report

  • Killerbee 01/02/2013

    @Cjail
    I accept that Europe is more complicated than the US or Japan in terms of distribution, but I can't believe an organisation like Sony would really not be able to overcome that to the extent they have to delay the launch of arguably their most important product this decade - they did with the Vita and Nintendo did with the Wii U...
    Reply +3
  • Killerbee 01/02/2013

    I'm not sure I fully buy the delayed Euro launch and "distribution complexities" - Sony already have plenty of European distribution in place for the PS3 and all their other products. How hard can it be?

    Maybe they really mean "manufacturing capacity issues" but then I'd still imagine a Euro delay to be a big concern for third party publishers. I mean, EA will probably be putting Battlefield 4 and FIFA 14 on the next gen hardware and Activision the same for CoD. That's just three examples where a huge amount of cost will be sunk into making next gen versions of those games and Sony is going to close off a third of that potential market for another 6 months?

    I doubt it.
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  • Killerbee 01/02/2013

    PS4 only needs 6GB of RAM to match the next Xbox as it doesn't have the OS overheads. More realistic? Reply +10
  • Shooters: How Video Games Fund Arms Manufacturers

  • Killerbee 31/01/2013

    @PlugMonkey - yeah but how often do you drive your car in GTA or Need For Speed in accordance with the Highway Code?

    ;)
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  • Killerbee 31/01/2013

    Really, really good article. Thank you Simon and EG.

    It strikes me that there are really two obvious problems here:

    1) It needs to be recognised by far more parents that games like Call of Duty are NOT for kids. The analogy with candy cigarettes shouldn't hold up, but I accept that it does. The US games industry needs to accept more stringent controls along the lines used in the UK where an 18 rating is backed up by law. There is still a big enough market amongst adults for adult games. Kids don't need to be in the target market for CoD.

    2) It should not be so easy to buy weapons. Yes the second amendment exists and creates a peculiarly American problem that only they can solve. Obama seems to have the right ideas but will struggle against the NRA and supporters who have their own interests at heart. But everyone surely must see that things need to change.

    I hope it doesn't take another tragedy for people to wake up to that.
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  • Heavy Rain composer Normand Corbeil dies of cancer aged 56

  • Killerbee 28/01/2013

    Very sad. The music really made Heavy Rain for me. I've got the soundtrack on my iPod and listen to it from time to time - it's well worth getting. Haunting and beautiful. I hope we do get to hear his work on Beyond: Two souls.

    56 is far too young to go. RIP Normand.
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  • Nintendo using inferior 50Hz mode for European Wii U Virtual Console

  • Killerbee 25/01/2013

    Seems odd that Nintendo can't offer 60Hz versions. Is it something to do with language support in the old PAL ROMs I wonder?

    I certainly thought they'd moved beyond making games in 50Hz - Wasn't it Metroid Prime 2: Echoes that required you to have a 60Hz compatible TV? Surely in the age of HD, 50Hz support isn't relevant to more than a tiny number of people.
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  • Eurogamer's Game of the Year 2012

  • Killerbee 30/12/2012

    For me, 2012 was the year the RPG found itself again.

    I actually enjoyed Mass Effect 3 a lot, but it was the action RPG in the form of Kingdoms of Amalur, Dark Souls DLC and especially Dragon's Dogma that really defined my gaming year. And I'd put Dragon's Dogma down as my personal GOTY. The Pawn system in particular is a thing of brilliance, but the combat, set pieces and overall story were great too.

    I'm kind of saddened that Eurogamer hasn't recognised any of these titles in the GOTY articles.
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  • Steam Holiday sale is nicer than Christmas cake

  • Killerbee 21/12/2012

    So many games, so little time... Reply +1
  • Why Xbox failed in Japan

  • Killerbee 14/12/2012

    Great article.

    And I think it's right to question why Microsoft failed so badly in Japan and when they are going to do in the next gen.

    For me - a UK gamer - the reason I have a PS3 and not a 360 is Japan. Japanese games. If I list my outright favourite games this console generation it'd be Demon's / Dark Souls, Dragon's Dogma, Vanquish plus Uncharted, Journey, Flower, LittleBigPlanet, Infamous - games made by or exclusive to Sony. A Japanese company. And that's not even mentioning Nintendo's games which are so often up there with the best.

    I respect other people's right to say Halo, Gears, Fable and Forza are their favourite games. Assassin's Creed, Mass Effect, Portal. Even Call of Duty. They're all great games, but what Xbox lacks is diversity. It's not about "also available on 360" - they need compelling reasons to buy that system over the competition and it's just not there for a Japanese audience or fan of Japanese gaming.

    MS deserve to be strong in the West. I completely praise everything they have achieved, but Kinect is a mistake and the software focus on shooting and racing is too narrow.

    I wish that we'd been able to work out what MS are going to do next but as far as I can tell, the next gen battle may well play out much the same, but Sony will have learned from their mistakes and the next Xbox won't enjoy a year headstart again.

    I still see myself buying a PS4 and the reason for that will be Japan.
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  • Eurogamer Readers' Top 50 Games of 2012 voting

  • Killerbee 05/12/2012

    Tough to list 5, not least because so many of the year's best games have only been released in the last month or so. I'm still yet to play Assassin's Creed 3, NFS: Most Wanted and Far Cry 3, yet I imagine they'd each be within a shout of a top 5 place.

    As it is, I went for:

    1. Dragon's Dogma (easily the best game I've played this year - by some distance)
    2. Journey
    3. Mass Effect 3
    4. Tokyo Jungle
    5. Theatrhythm Final Fantasy
    Reply +2
  • Far Cry retrospective

  • Killerbee 02/12/2012

    Lovely retrospective.

    This game was indeed brilliant (on PC, natch), although I actually thought Crysis was a pretty worthy follow up. And Warhead too.

    It's just a shame that Crysis 2 undid a lot of that good work with its bland city environments (albeit beautifully rendered), uninspired maps, weak AI and atrocious story.

    Looking forward to getting Far Cry 3 soon though...
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  • Dragon's Dogma hard mode and speedrun mode out next week

  • Killerbee 27/11/2012

    Funnily enough, it's my GOTY too. Great RPG, great combat, fantastic Pawn system - it is just so much better than Skyrim in just about every respect that I can't understand why it wasn't as popular. Not sure I have the dedication to do a speed run, but I will be getting the Dark Arisen DLC as soon as it arrives. Reply +3
  • SingStar free-to-play interview: PS Eye as a mic, not the end of boxed releases

  • Killerbee 23/10/2012

    @ShiftBreaker
    You can.

    Did you read the article? :-)
    Reply +13
  • Saturday Soapbox: Stop Motion

  • Killerbee 20/10/2012

    Kinect always looked rubbish from a core gaming perspective and that's for the very simple reason everyone pointed out the day it was revealed as Project Natal - it has no buttons!

    Move and the Wii Remote don't fall into that trap and further recognise - quite sensibly - that even motion controlled games work better with something to hold in your hand - like a tennis racquet or golf club or baseball bat or whatever. The only exception to that rule as far as I can see, is the dancing genre.

    It's unfair to write off motion controlled gaming just because Kinect turned out so poor - Nintendo and to some extent Sony both turned out some really good motion-controlled games that were perfect for core gamers.

    I've not long ago finished playing Sorcery (which requires Move) and it was a lot of fun, with the Move / magic wand concept fitting perfectly. With a bit of practice it was entirely possible to place shots by flicking the Move controller and selecting spells via gesturing was also pretty intuitive. But that game only worked because they sensibly let you use a conventional analogue stick to move your avatar around and buttons to make him roll, block, etc etc.

    So I'm kind of glad the WiiU will still support Wii Remotes and hopefully Sony will extend Move and Eyetoy support to the Playstation 4.

    Kinect just needs a total overhaul in concept - there's some great technology there, but thinking they could abandon the controller and buttons altogether was a mistake.

    The problem for Xbox fans though, is that so many people bought Kinect whilst it was still unproven from a gameplay perspective that it's considered enough of a success in a business sense, that they will force it on gamers in the next console generation...
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