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  • CCP cancels vampire MMO World of Darkness

  • Kostas 14/04/2014

    A pity but you could smell that a mile away. A game that was in development for quite some time with absolutely no information whatsoever means that the game most likely is dead in the water.

    Personaly i do not give a rats ass about any MMO...except maybe this one. Now i absolutely have no interest about any MMO...unless it appears some time in the future again.
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  • I never want to play Shenmue 3, Half-Life 3 or The Last Guardian

  • Kostas 12/04/2014

    Out of the three only the Last Guardian will get any kind of interest out of me because of its timeless design and visual style. Half Life 3 (or episode 3) is 10 years late and Shen Mue 3 even more so.

    I do not have nearly the same ammount of hype, energy, will and time to play those game any more. I believe that for almost all games there is a time and a certain time-frame when they can make a difference. H3 (or episode 3) and SM3 are just not so relevant any more. Much like all long term franchises (except Pokemon, this series simply continues to dominate the ages).
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  • Super Smash Bros. 3DS due this summer, Wii U winter 2014

  • Kostas 09/04/2014

    Delaying the game for WiiU is just a strategic decision that they hope they will make more sales overall with people buying both versions (and they will). Kudos to them that they are designing each version differently and to the powers of each platform to add value to those who double dip but the end decision is always about money and making lots of them (and they will). Reply +5
  • Pokémon X and Y sales hit 12m copies

  • Kostas 07/04/2014

    @megadriveguy Because Pokemon = Pocket monsters. They have said time and again that the games are designed around being carried around. A fully featured HD home console experience would mean that a lot would have to change for this jump and i do not see it happen any time soon. Reply +4
  • Face-Off: Final Fantasy X/X-2 HD Remaster

  • Kostas 05/04/2014

    @Laythe_AD We can agree on this of course. No ammount of techical prowess can ever hope to match sheer creativity and artistry of the original developers.

    It looks kind of weird and assymetric (spelling?) towards the character models and faces. But oh well, this is kind of a pass considering the rest of the work that has been done for this.
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  • Kostas 05/04/2014

    Well i am still waiting for my own copy but i hope this game is a success so that they consider bringing FFΧΙΙ international του PS3/Vita as an HD remake! Out of all FF games it is FF VII and XII that require the most attention to HD remake! Reply 0
  • Wii U Virtual Console gets first GBA game next week

  • Kostas 25/03/2014

    This game dominated my GBA back in the day and the DS Advance Wars (the first one) was hands down the greatest turn based strategy game along Final Fantasy Tactics and Fire Embem that graced the earth. Reply +1
  • Demon's Souls retrospective

  • Kostas 24/03/2014

    Demon Souls is still the absolute best "souls" game of the bunch. Its was executed so well that today it still amazes me how far ahead they went with this game back in 2009. It was the -reason- i got my PS3 and if it wasnt for Demon Souls i very well might have skipped the console completely.

    Just like with Nintendo consoles where some games sell hardware so is Demon Souls a killer app for Sony that a PS3 is worth buying just for this game alone. If you can manage to harness its quirks you are in for the ride of your (gaming) life.
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  • Keiji Inafune announces 3DS side-scroller Azure Striker Gunvolt

  • Kostas 08/03/2014

    God damn, first mighty No9 and now this?! Hell yes please! I just can not get enough of good side scrolling action and believe me when i say that there are not too many good ones out there. Reply +1
  • Dark Souls 2 PC release date confirmed

  • Kostas 06/03/2014

    PC version for me. I got spoiled with the DSFix of the first Dark Souls and now i simply refuse to play it any other way. Can not argue with the price difference too. Reply +2
  • When will we see a gay protagonist in a triple-A game?

  • Kostas 28/02/2014

    They are still not getting right "normal" men and women and you expect them to jump in and try to portray gay lead characters in a video game? I am sorry but i just do not see it happening any time soon.

    On a side note isnt DMC's Dante gay?
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  • Ys: Memories of Celceta review

  • Kostas 20/02/2014

    @Paulie_P No its full on real time ala Zelda. Reply +2
  • Miyamoto: Nintendo's Year of Luigi continues until 18th March

  • Kostas 18/02/2014

    @Kami I am sure that everyone and his mother (including myself) that this was the first idea that poped into our minds when Nintendo revealed Hyrule Warriors and said that she is interested in giving to third parties access to the nintendo roster of characters/franchises to work with.

    I would buy it too. It sounds like an increbible spin-off.
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  • The director of Final Fantasy 7 on the remake everyone wants

  • Kostas 17/02/2014

    Only one game out there was a true remake, a game that truly added something and could easily replace the old one as the point of reference and that game is non other than Resident Evil remake.

    Final fantasy 7 if remade well enough can sell by the bucketload. It doesnt even need to be on a scale of AAA title. It can work just as well like all those Dragon Quest remakes do but it would seem as some sort of dishonour for such a title. I however disagree. FF7 needs a re-release of a sort for the new generation (and the old one). It is almost impossible to play the original, not because its bad but because it comes with all the writing nastiness of that era and Square at the time were horrible writers/translators.
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  • Get Castlevania Mirror of Fate HD free on PS3

  • Kostas 15/02/2014

    @moroboshi Other than the fact that you are completely wrong you are also uninformed. Not only there is a whole school of Castlevania titles BEFORE Symphony (which LOS is based on) but what you ask for has already been done with Curse of Darkness and (awesome) Lament of innocence. Reply 0
  • GBA games coming to Wii U Virtual Console this Spring

  • Kostas 13/02/2014

    @Chickenzilla Nobody, they are little extras as usual. That being said i do not understand why not for the 3DS as well. Its just a perfect fit. Reply +7
  • Ikaruga shoots up Steam next week

  • Kostas 13/02/2014

    My personal favourite Smup ever along Einhander and R-Type Delta. Unfortunately i never had the pleasure to play Radiant Silvergun. If it is reasonably priced i will be getting this (already own DC and GC versions though the latter is superior). Reply 0
  • Watch Dogs delayed again on Wii U

  • Kostas 12/02/2014

    @dogmanstaruk Quality assurance does not equal at actually how good a game is. When we talk of quality assurance we are talking about things like funcionality and completness of the total package you pay money for.

    Nintendo simply does not see eye to eye with most new tactics and practices other companies employ to make stuff happen. They are very old school in that and so far completely adamant on how things should be done.

    In older days there was always some type of excuse from third parties to not support a nintendo console. Cartidges, mini-dvd, lackluster hardware... Well at least for now the WiiU is completely fine and it still fails to get todays releases. I do not think that its a Nintendo problem (though they do have a hand in it for sure) primarily.

    Third parties have run out of excuses to say and they either slander with "anonymous" sources or they choose to keep completely quite.
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  • Kostas 12/02/2014

    @dogmanstaruk And what exactly do you want them to do about it? They are a company that has both hardware and software and also has a kind of strict policy when it comes to certain practices and quality assurances.

    This above alone comes in direct colition with almost all major devs/publishers. 100 DLC packs, early access and other dubious practices simply do not sit well with Nintendo (so far at least).

    I do not want Nintendo to become just a third clone of an already very homogenized ground of consoles. If that was to ever be the case i think that they would just go third party and be done with it.
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  • Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2 console demos out today

  • Kostas 12/02/2014

    The demo was slick as hell. I just hope the rest of the game can deliver. The first game was slow to pick up pace but it was truly great once it started get going. The PC port to me seems as the most well done PC port so far after Sleeping Dogs and playing at a full 60 frames even with my middle ground card (GTX 650ti boost)at 1080p makes the fluid animation and great artwork simply shine.

    I can only hope that its going to get even better after tha. Combat seems much more meaty and great colition detection and much better timing required on your part and it feels great that i can choose between QTE's or simply just watching everything like a cut scene.
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  • Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy 13 review

  • Kostas 11/02/2014

    @Crosshash And maybe by a stroke of luck (?) Bravely Default is actually a very good FF game without it being an FF game (name wise at least). The best (non) FF game since FF XII. Reply +4
  • Chronicles of Ys: A series retrospective

  • Kostas 09/02/2014

    YS seven was freaking great! It was completely hectic but totaly fair with its combat system which was addictive as shit. I just could not put the thing down. The only problem i found with it was of course the last boss. Cheap skate and you kind of had to level up each and every character on your roster in order to beat the thing. Despite this and because of the great combat system this grind was a blast to play with. Reply +1
  • See how Mighty No. 9's shaping up in gameplay video

  • Kostas 08/02/2014

    It will be a proper spiritual sequel to Megaman for sure! I will be getting either the 3DS or PSV version of the game. Reply +3
  • Razer Blade 14 review

  • Kostas 01/02/2014

    TN panel for a 1800+ dollars/euro machine? Fuck that. I can get respectable ammount of performance and much higher quality panels with laptos that cost half as much. Reply 0
  • In Dark Souls 2 undead players can still be invaded

  • Kostas 29/01/2014

    I personally like this fact but i am fairly certain that for each one like myself there is going to be hundreds that will simply loath this change. I guess the game will probably ship with an option between online and offline (like DS on PC) but it will be online all the way for me. I am just that kind of guy. Reply 0
  • Nintendo boss Iwata halves pay, Miyamoto's wage cut too

  • Kostas 29/01/2014

    And this is why Nintendo is just the way she is. There was a time i would hate her for it but fact is nowdays i just have a lot of respect for her. She makes so many things wrong and yet she makes so many things right...its just impossible not to respect her. Reply +1
  • PS1/PS2 games heading to PlayStation 4

  • Kostas 29/01/2014

    I still have my PS2 hooked on my TV, there is just no way for me remove this console from my TV. If the PS4 can actually offer proper B/C with PS2 then it will be time for me to retire my aging PS2 and be replaced with a PS4 in due time. Reply +4
  • Letter from America: Saving Nintendo's bacon

  • Kostas 26/01/2014

    Nintendo can save herself whenever she wants to. Remember, they STILL have not released a fully featured and online enabled epic HD Pokemon RPG. This game alone could shift its own console to millions of people just for the privelege of playing and participating in something so epic.

    Of course pokemon then will stop being pocket monsters but you get my drift.
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  • Argos cuts Wii U Premium pack price to Ł179.99

  • Kostas 21/01/2014

    I dont know about anybody else but i was to buy a WiiU near the summer season but hell i had the money already sitting and i now just bought a normal premium version of it for 180 quid and attached Wonderful 101 with the machine for another 35 quid. For 220 quid a complete pack of the machine plus a top notch game is a steal. Reply +1
  • Nintendo slashes Wii U sales forecast from 9m to 2.8m

  • Kostas 17/01/2014

    @mcmarteau It is primarily a marketing problem. There is not a single gamer (casual or not) that does not know that there is a PS4 out in the market. There are several that simply do not know that the WiiU even exists. That speaks volumes.

    I am not saying Nintendo to enter the hype machine but for crying out loud some sort of advertisment is required. WiiU has zero advertisment by anyone. Its a ghost machine. Nobody knows that its there and its an alternative piece of gaming kit.
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  • Kostas 17/01/2014

    @peterfll The only business strategy they need to match is of course to MARKET THE THING ALREADY.

    It just speaks volumes that there are still quite a lot of gamers (and people that play games in general) that simply do not know that the WiiU even exists and/or is just some sort of upgrade for the original Wii.

    Nintendo needs to understand the power of advertisment.
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  • Nintendo sorry Wii U still lacks TVii feature in Europe

  • Kostas 15/01/2014

    Who gives a shit about this feature anyway? Just bring us more games already. Reply 0
  • The Secret Developers: Wii U - the inside story

  • Kostas 12/01/2014

    @snafu65 That is really not going to happen and its frankly a stupid move anyway. Look at the history of consoles. It was always the least powerfull contender that "won". As long as the games are coming it will be fine.

    Remember the original Xbox and PS2? The Xbox was way more powerful than PS2 compared to what Xone is against the WiiU. The original Xbox could do things that PS2 could not even dream about.
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  • Most Anticipated: X

  • Kostas 09/01/2014

    This, Bayonetta 2 and Dark Souls 2 are my most anticipated games of 2014 that i WILL be buying day one. Reply +2
  • No plans for Alien: Isolation on Wii U, dev says

  • Kostas 09/01/2014

    I just do not understand what Nintendo can do about it. Its not like the console is incapable of running the games so it surely is politics and corporate debate. There is absolutely no reason for third party games to not appear on WiiU.

    What is the excuse? Why didnt GTA 5 appear on the WiiU for example? Nintendo could never get proper third party support. There are always lies and lame excuses from companies to not release their games for nintendo products. It has always been the case and i do not see this changed.
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  • Nintendo's 3DS region-locking can be circumvented

  • Kostas 08/01/2014

    God damn it....and i thought it may have been my time to finally get SMT4 which we STILL do not have in Europe. Reply 0
  • Diablo 3: Reaper of Souls release date announced

  • Kostas 20/12/2013

    @rickyfitts Back in the day though, not today. Reply 0
  • No one bought Kingdoms of Amalur

  • Kostas 17/12/2013

    Well it wasnt a bad game. It was just too generic for its own good. It did combat far better than most however and the armor sets looked kind of badass and were variable enough. Reply 0
  • Yet another Nintendo Direct tomorrow

  • Kostas 17/12/2013

    Some good news i would like to hear.

    - 3DS E-shop now has Super Metroid and Mother 3 along A link to the past (the GBA version)
    - New main Metroid title for ANY of the two Nintendo Consoles.
    - New (and upbeat) Advance Wars for 3DS.
    - Remastered F-Zero GX for the WiiU (that games was absolutely a perfect 10 already so its impossible for me to think that it can be done any better).
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  • Nvidia GeForce GTX 780 Ti review

  • Kostas 17/12/2013

    @PearOfAnguish From a USER perspective that does a bit of everything yes. From a pure GAMERS perspective then no.

    Personally i build around operation, cooling and silence first. Then i look at everything else.
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  • Bayonetta 2 producer moans of "pedantic port-begging" from fans

  • Kostas 15/12/2013

    One would think that people reading the interwebz for info on games they are interested in they would already know that Bayo 2 is a nintendo exclusive because nintendo paid for it to be made. Therefore i have come to a conclusion that people that simply port-begg are neither interested in the game nor do they really give a damn. They just beg for it for the sake of it. Just ignore those tools. They are and always will be tools. Reply 0
  • Digital Foundry vs. Super Mario 3D World

  • Kostas 07/12/2013

    First? Looks awesome! I just...must...hold...on....until May 2014. Reply -74
  • Nintendo: fan campaigns "don't affect what we do"

  • Kostas 06/12/2013

    I am sorry but i do not agree that a creator should heed anything the fans say. Thats why HE is a creator and the fans are not. If a person/team/whatever has fans behind them then chances are that the work these people have done have earned them the fans they have today. Listening to what the fans want is idiotic, short sighted and its bound to fail sooner rather than latter.

    Just look at whats happening in the industry today, all made up the past few years by idiotic requests by "fans" or the fact that "fans" are just a vocal minority. Anybody who wants something made for them should simply try and do it themselves. If they can not for whatever reason then they should just shut the fuck up and vote with their wallets. Its THAT easy.
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  • Gran Turismo 6 review

  • Kostas 06/12/2013

    Anything with microtransactions in is a big fat X for me. Its the reason i gave the shaft to Tales of Xilia and Bravely Default. I do NOT want microtransactions in my paid games. Its a matter of principle, i do not care how good the game is. Reply +8
  • Bangai-O Spirits retrospective

  • Kostas 17/11/2013

    I first had the experience of Bangai-O back in the dreamcast era. Of course i got the game through subterfuge since it was not available in my country (as many other titles) and i could not put it down. In retrospect it was the most played game on the Dreamcast by me along Marvel VS Capcom 2 and Resident Evil: Code Veronica.

    Now the DS version is just as good and it is still something i play to this day. Please give us a 3DS or Vita (or even both) version of a new Bangai-O game! It is just superb fun.
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  • Face-Off: Batman: Arkham Origins

  • Kostas 17/11/2013

    @JPhala Its lazyness, just look at need for speed on the wiiU. Also, the game was made with X360 as the prime hardware so... Reply +2
  • UK chart: COD Ghosts top, more copies sold on PS4 than Wii U

  • Kostas 13/11/2013

    @dogmanstaruk Gamers, serious gamers that is, do not own a single console and why the hell would someone go for the sub-par WiiU edition that also happens to have zero online buddies to play with?

    On the other hand the Rayman Legends game sold more copies on the WiiU so touche!
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  • 30 minute Dragon Age Inquisition gameplay video leaks online

  • Kostas 12/11/2013

    What i do not like is the modernization of the speech. Why do all games these days sound like they were made by Jersey for Jersey residents? Whatever happened to the brutal and different voices and accents of the old Baldurs Gate games? Reply +1
  • Is Warlords of Draenor the next WOW expansion?

  • Kostas 04/11/2013

    @null If i am to take the words of some idiot(s) that judge things based on an in-game avatar/character then i am afraid that you are a living example of the problem WoW has, both on and off game. Reply 0
  • Kostas 04/11/2013

    @hippyjump The cancer of the game was always the childish mentality of the players, not the themes of its lore. Reply +26