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  • Spec Analysis: Alienware Alpha

  • Kostas 22/10/2014

    @chrismikehunt Not only bang for buck but also thermals and accoustics. I have a proper LAN box chasis which is of course big and heavy but it is nigh silent and the thermals are even more impressive. All this while it never draws more than 200 Watt at load. Reply 0
  • Bayonetta 2 review

  • Kostas 16/10/2014

    @Himitsu This situation was a known one for the last three years. Nobody wanted Bayonetta 2 and Platinum games were saying time and again that Bayo 2 was dead in the water and that the game is unlikely to ever see the light of day because nobody wanted it.

    It was the only way. Bayo 2 was on "sale" for quite a while. Nobody cared. Not the companies, not the fanboys, no one...except Nintendo of course. Now that she showed the interest and threw the money suddenly everyone "hates" on Nintendo for underhanded tactics.
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  • Kostas 14/10/2014

    @pleshy Exactly that. A title existing somewhere will always have more chances for you playing it that never existing in the first place.

    Besides it is NOT necessary to get the game -now-. You can get it next year, two years after or even ten years after if you so desire. Why must you have to have something -now- and if you do then you are going to have to put up and pay.

    For instance i have already decided that my games for October will be this one (of course) and SMT IV on the 3ds. Do you even realise how many games i have decided to skip and get them some other time in favour of something else?

    Choices, choices man. Choice is good.
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  • Kostas 14/10/2014

    @Himitsu You do realise that when you invest in something you expect to get something out of it right? Reply +2
  • Bayonetta 2 demo is out now

  • Kostas 11/10/2014

    I can not be mistaken here...i just witnessed a demon finger going into Jeannes corporeal anus...or am i just delusional? Reply +1
  • Face-Off: Bayonetta on Wii U

  • Kostas 28/09/2014

    @SBandy Same for me. Screen tear is completely unacceptable for me. I have sold games again and again if i notice enough screen tear to make my eyes misserable.

    I will take -any- kind of hit for a game to have absolute V-sync. That is how i feel about it.
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  • The New 3DS XL unlocks the potential of Nintendo's handheld

  • Kostas 19/09/2014

    @thevillagedrunk To give main-line games for the new 3DS only is a complete and total suicide. Secondary games (like Xenoblade Chronicles 3d) are all the machine needs to help people upgrade should they want any of those secondary titles.

    To make a Zelda, Mario, Pokemon, Fire Emblem, whatever for the new machine only is like craping on everyones face and will quicly lose consumer good will. People are already confused by Wii and WiiU and it looks like the same is about to happen with this new 3DS. Its a new machine only its not. Weird.
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  • Bloodborne release date confirmed

  • Kostas 18/09/2014

    I do not know how i will be getting this come February but i will be getting it eventually. Reply +3
  • Larian ponders next game as Divinity: Original Sin sells 500k

  • Kostas 14/09/2014

    @shruteshkumar It just clears them up a bit, the size remains the same unfortunately. Reply 0
  • Kostas 14/09/2014

    @Seafort PC gamers game just fine on their TV's just fine, myself included. Missing such an important design scheme is problematic for anyone with a higher than 24" monitor/TV.

    It completely blows my mind that such things are an issue in the year 2014. We are nearing 2k-4k-8k display resolutions and we still have issues for fonts? FONTS? Seriously?
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  • Kostas 13/09/2014

    @SeeNoWeevil I game on my 40" TV four meters away and i simply can not see jack. Reply 0
  • Kostas 13/09/2014

    @null It cannot sell waaaaay more because the game has a serious issue with fonds. I bought the game and since i play on my TV the game is simply unplayable because all text is unreadable.

    The game is simply optimised for monitors up to 24", anything bigger than that and you cant see jack. It was the same problem with the Dragon Knight saga and it is the same issue here.

    I have the game sitting in my disk without having a mod or update of a sort to be able to enjoy it. All this in the year 2014...
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  • PS4 passes 1m sales mark in the UK

  • Kostas 10/09/2014

    @Yautja_Warrior I just do not understand why anyone would pick a PS4 over an XBone and especially a WiiU at this moment. Surely it can not be simply the next installment of FIFA or some obscure title.

    No, i simply believe that people got in the hype. Thats it. One thing Sony always did right and better than anybody else in this bussiness. Other than that i do not see other logical reasons for it.

    It is both a good and a sad thing. Good because this warrants the success of the machine but at the same time sad because gamers have completely lost it and have become simple mindless "consumers" instead of being what they should (like in the older days of PS2 and even PS3).
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  • Kostas 10/09/2014

    And i still can not understand as to why PS4 is selling as well as it does. It has absolutely nothing going for it to warrant a buy. It WILL at some point but for now i just do not understand.

    Did gamers finaly succumb to the "PC master race" moto and thus are now behaving the same way as said "race"? I am just trying to find a logical reason for the sales the PS4 has made thus far especially considering that both PS2 and PS3 struggled for two years before they actually started to get going.
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  • Building a better Mega Man

  • Kostas 04/09/2014

    3ds version for me along with Gunvolt to have them both at the same place and exchange between them. Reply -1
  • Shin Megami Tensei 4 delayed until October

  • Kostas 03/09/2014

    @thevillagedrunk You are lucky, i am on the other end of the spectrum. I will stop all of my gaming in order to get into the next SMT game. Yes i love them this much.

    It is completely stupid as to why the hell did it take them so long to get it going for EU. I just do not understand and can find no logical reason behind this. Then again we are talking about the same company that has forced region locking on a console that is region free for one of its games.
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  • Metal Slug 3 coming to PS4, PS3 and Vita this winter

  • Kostas 31/08/2014

    The best metal slug of them all on my Vita? Yes please! Reply 0
  • Xenoblade Chronicles headed exclusively to new 3DS models

  • Kostas 30/08/2014

    @aros I do not think they ever said that. They did say more powerful than a gamecube but not a Wii. At any rate i do not have the slightest idea of how they are going to fit this MASSIVE game in a 4GB cart (and no i do not believe they will go higher than that). Reply 0
  • Nintendo announces new 3DS and 3DS XL designs with extra buttons, improved CPU

  • Kostas 30/08/2014

    @RSX901 While what you say has merit you also have to think that 3ds is in the market for four years now. Rather than waiting one or two years for a complete replacement i think this is a better idea to actually improve and expand the library without putting too much strain on development (cost wise) and alienating everybody again.

    I know that some people will find this as gouging but i see this as a good statement that the new 3ds is a step up from the previous model. You get everything the previous model did and then some. Four years is quite a while. I am personaly very happy to see an actual improvement of what we already know rather than a facelift.
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  • Ninja Theory unveils Hellblade

  • Kostas 12/08/2014

    What is the creature from Jeepers Creepers doing in this game? Reply +2
  • Bloodborne gets a new trailer, release window

  • Kostas 12/08/2014

    Holy crap! I want this game...seriously bad! Reply +36
  • Rise of the Tomb Raider exclusive to Xbox One

  • Kostas 12/08/2014

    Why did they do that? Was the game supposed to never have been developed otherwise (ala Bayonetta 2) that Microsoft had to step in and save it? I do not think so. If that was the case though then more power to Microsoft but i am fairly certain that they just unloaded a huge cash bin up front to simply make the game exclusive. Reply +3
  • Bayonetta 2 is a sequel to savour

  • Kostas 10/08/2014

    @Uberheertje kind of irrelevant considering the original sold more than one million copies and was still considered a failure. Now with Nintendo backing this up a million copies and over for such a game as an exclusive is going to be bonkers crazy.

    If it does sell however it is going to make a statement. Lets hope there are enough of us out there to get this (if you so desire). I am personaly ready.
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  • Shin Megami Tensei 4 Europe release date finally announced

  • Kostas 01/08/2014

    It took its sweet time getting here and this game was also one of the reasons i got a 3DS to begin with. Though i would have prefered to get this game on time and at the normal 40 euro rate than one and a half year later at half the price i will still get it day one because i am THAT kind of SMT junkie. There are just no enough games out there that capture its sense of dark like SMT does. Reply 0
  • New Hyrule Warriors trailer shows off its expansive cast

  • Kostas 26/07/2014

    After this video my interest in the game has increased quite a bit. At first i did not give this game a second look because i am not THAT into the Warrior type series but this one looks genuinely like something i might enjoy from time to time simply from the setting and the characters alone.

    At least this video has managed to pick my interest and make me keep an eye on it.
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  • Super Castlevania 4 proved the best Dracula games don't have to be scary

  • Kostas 20/07/2014

    @null For me music and sound in general is much more important than visuals. Visuals you can "imagine" with your mind if you really want t but you can not create music in your mind when you play.

    Super Castlevania 4 is fantastic in that regard (and i have to say all Castlevania games are except the N64 ones and Order of ecclesia) which is simply a perfect mood set.
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  • Intriguing indie Metrico gets a PlayStation Vita release date

  • Kostas 18/07/2014

    @null Do not even think for a second that i do not love the machine to bits. Much more so than the PSP which was nowhere near as good as the Vita in its respective time.

    My problem with the machine is that i buy physical copies of games most of the times (though i do have quite a bit of digital games too) so the prices are not nearly as good as those that you can find on other platforms. It does not help that the experience is simply inferior in comparison. Some less so, some heavily degraded experience (like God of War collection).

    The 3DS on the other hand has much more going for it than simply Nintendo games. Etrian Odyssey, Shin Megami Tensei, Bravely Default, Shovelknight, Cave Story 3d, Resident Evil and many many more in addition to everything Nintendo puts out. I can see where you are coming from about Nintendo but Zelda and Fire Emblem are so good that the machine practicaly justifies the price for either of these two titles alone. The Vita in comparison has nothing of the sort.

    And i say again, it mostly irritates me that Sony herself kind of dumped the machine in its fortunes. The PSP had much more support throughout its lifespan.
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  • Kostas 17/07/2014

    @7M7 The problem with the Vita is the sheer ammount of titles it has that you can get practically everywhere else cheaper and without any kind of compromise.

    I have the machine for a little over a year now and i must say that i buy games for the Vita simply for the fact that i need something on it to justify my purchase and second that some games are just natural fits on the machine (Rayman Legends for example).

    Though i do spend quite a lot of time on the machine i have to say that i spend a hell of a lot more on my 3DS simply because that machine has gaming experiences that can not be found anywhere else and are also exclusive to the system.

    What is most troubling however is that Sony herself has reduced the status of this incredible machine into some kind of accesory for the PS4. Why? For what purpose?
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  • Divinity: Original Sin review

  • Kostas 10/07/2014

    One fatal flaw...font side. Those who game on their TV will know what i mean... Reply +1
  • How strong exactly is PlayStation's 2014 line-up?

  • Kostas 10/07/2014

    @null I would have to agree only if we were somehow restricted to buying only one console but as it stands we can get whatever we feel like. I recently got a WiiU with the W101 and franly speaking my money is already covered by this game alone. Do i want a multiplat title? My good enough PC will handle it with ease.

    I also do not buy the argument "what if i want only one console?". Well my friend then you are missing out BIG time and are making compromises severe enough to warrant a (gaming) felony :P Let the games themselves guide you to your buying choices, not the platforms.

    I am just confused (though i got my own idea why) as to why the PS4 does as well as it does. It just has absolutely nothing going for it at the moment and probably will stay like this througout 2014.
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  • Kostas 09/07/2014

    @DrJiggles I think that is a fairly good subject to discuss and elaborate on. I personally do not understand it. I already decided for example that i will get my PS4 next year with bloodborne but until then i see nothing that makes me remotely interested in the console.

    It has a worse library or games from both the Xone and especially so the WiiU. For now at least both of these consoles offer more for your money.

    My personal take on the matter is just that people have gone into the whole bandwagon of PS4 = the most powerful machine of the three. No thought, no critical review of the console and its games/services, just went and bought the thing at a whim.
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  • Video: Playing Diablo 3: Ultimate Evil Edition on PS4

  • Kostas 09/07/2014

    @EricJohn004 Is that so? You can play 4 player in the same room under one TV with a PC? You can run the game through your PC like your console does and not stay in a cloud for you to stream? If the Bliizard/internet servers are down can you play on your PC? Can you play singleplayer on your PC with ZERO lag issues?

    The above are things that actually matter to the vast majority of gamers.If the PC version had the above then it would have been the vastly superior version. As it stands the graphics in both PS3/X360 are nearly as good and (especially on X360) run without a hitch.

    After being burned by the PC version i must have spent quite many more hours on the PS3 version in co-op with my friend...in the same room...actually enjoying the game. The PS4/Xone version is going to be a hairs breath away graphics wise from the PC version AND keep all of the above advantages so yes it is the superior version.
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  • Kostas 09/07/2014

    @Darren Make no mistake, the console version is superior to the PC version in ways that actually matter. Reply +1
  • PS4 fails to boost Japan console market

  • Kostas 09/07/2014

    Thats because over yonder people buy FOR the games they want to play, not to have some plastic sitting under their TV. I have to admit, the PS4 has no excuse for doing as well as it does over here though i am happy that it does well in such a fast pace. It does speak volumes however about the state of todays gamers in general. Reply +1
  • Miyamoto: Nintendo "gradually changing the structure" of The Legend of Zelda

  • Kostas 07/07/2014

    @Britler Give yourself a more open mind about ALBW. My thoughts before getting my hands on it were exactly the same as yours but boy did the game completely turned a 180 on me once i started playing.

    First of all is the fact that the game treats you like a genuine player, not a dump idiot who has the memory lifespan of a fish. Secondy, because the game has this "rental" system it completely turns the focus on -the adventure- itself and your traversal in it. You are no longer the center stage that the world is built around you. Now the world exists, you have a multitude of tools at your disposal so that you can use to traverse it how you see fit.

    Also the "become painting" mechanic seems simple and nothing special at first but believe me when i say this that it changes the way you see and percieve things in game, real time and there is not a single moment that you will not got "AHA" once you find a secret or a new path or simply playing hide and seek for the hell of it.

    Lastly the game is FAST. You do not "wait" for anything. Combat is fast and fluid with a very well delivered sense of colision detection and behaviour of enemies and interactions in the world.

    Just go get the thing already. It is the BEST Zelda game out there in years and i did not really like much Skyward Sword and Twilight Princess. You can imagine how much i love ALBW considering the above.
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  • Kostas 04/07/2014

    @Gl├╝ck I can see where you are coming from but A link between worlds was a real departure towards the Zelda of old and it just feels so good because of it.

    Try it out.
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  • MSI GS60 2PC Ghost with Nvidia GTX 860M review

  • Kostas 06/07/2014

    The point of this thread is that we now have HOME-console beating power on the go. That was not the case back in the day. You needed a desktop to have equivalent or better performance. It was only relevantly recently that laptops matched and surpassed PS3/X360 performance. Now laptops have already matched HOME-console power.

    They (as in Sony and MS) said that they build their consoles to last 10 years but what i see is a console generation that will be lucky if it goes above the 5 year mark. Unless of course developers and publishers artificially slow progress down.
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  • Devil's Canyon: Core i5 4690K and Core i7 4790K review

  • Kostas 29/06/2014

    @Playstationman Your answer is energy consumption and heat. That was the sole reason they opted for such "low" power chips.

    Same with the WiiU, they made the machine FIRST as a low consumption power machine. It was their prime and number one goal and they would sacrifice (and did) everything to achieve that.
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  • Why Unreal deserves to be remembered alongside Half-Life

  • Kostas 22/06/2014

    At the time Unreal was not nearly as memorable as HL or any of the older FPS games like Quake. Visually it indeed was a cut above the rest (being a new engine and all) but the game itself was simply not up to par compared to the other offerings.

    As a gamer at the time i do not remember a single thing from the game today while games like Quake, Goldeneye and Half Life simply seared into my mind. I guess i need i am going to have a go at it in this day and age and compare it with todays standards as i did with all the above games (and frankly, really, only Doom and Serious Sam actually hold up just fine).

    What the old games have in spades that the new ones dont however is SPEED. The old games are simply turbo compared to the lumbering heavies of todays games.
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  • Steam's Summer Sale has begun

  • Kostas 20/06/2014

    And for some reason i just cannot buy anything from Steam though i bought not too long ago with the same visa and account Ikaruga... I just dont get it... Reply +1
  • Video: The Last of Us PS3 vs PS4 trailer comparison

  • Kostas 16/06/2014

    Where is the old Eurogamer player? It was so much better than the garbage that is Youtube with its compressed videos and 30 frame limiter. Reply +3
  • GOG Summer Sale 2014 begins

  • Kostas 15/06/2014

    @pimlicosound I tried but the game was full of coridoor design philosophies and i was not impressed but the voice work. I would rather listen to proper Chinesse or Japanesse to this giberish.

    The combat system was also way too simplistic, unfair and uneven. i felt like i was doing chores while playing this.
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  • Watch Nintendo's Super Smash Bros. for Wii U tournament

  • Kostas 11/06/2014

    @frazzl Because tactics, adaptability and precice movement has much more significance in SSB that any other fighting game out there.

    Ever changing levels, items left and right, 4 player mayhem, it feels much more of a street fight than any "street fighter". I am not bashing any of the traditional fighters but SSB has its own thing going and it is legitimely just as good in its own category.
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  • Bloodborne is From Software's darkest game yet

  • Kostas 11/06/2014

    @Guy.J. Then thankfully for you there a ton of OTHER games to look for while we on the other hand need Souls games because there is absolutely nothing else quite like them out there.

    At any rate i will be getting a PS4 bundled with that game next year. Its my own reason for owning a PS4 as Demon Souls was for owning a PS3.
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  • First footage of From Software's Project Beast

  • Kostas 31/05/2014

    Oh oh, shit just got seriously real! I am telling you now, it is finaly worth it to get a PS4 -just- for this game as it is unlikely that its going to be a dud. Just look at DaS 2, a game made by a whole other team based on what Miyazaki has done before and even if DaS 2 is no match for DaS 1 and -especially- DeS it is still a seriously fun game.

    In Miyazaki and his team we certainly trust. I do not expect him to fuck this up.
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  • Nintendo won't launch Wii U successor until it has "satisfied" current owners

  • Kostas 14/05/2014

    @FenderMaster But here is the thing. For me it is these features and of course the games from Nintendo and family themselves that sold me the machine. I already have the -option- of getting some other machine with something else i might want or need. Nobody else however has the features Nintendo is handing over with their machine.

    Now you might say that they skimped on power in order to have these features and you would be right but then again power was never really a factor in producing good games now was it? Just look at the PC indie scene with hundrends of games that could easily be produced for Segas Dreamcast. They triumph because they are good games and the WiiU is perfectly capable of delivering that.
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  • Kostas 14/05/2014

    @FenderMaster I personaly can never go back to the "traditional" console without the gamepad. It just makes things so much easier. The concept truly works for me and i guess every WiiU owner out there surely can understand and enjoy the benefits especially if you happen to have other people occupying the living room.

    I have found that gaming on the pad while my girlfriend watched something on TV is an infinately better experience doing different things side by side than simply changing a room and each of us doing our own thing...separately.
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  • Persona 4 Golden is getting an animated TV series

  • Kostas 03/05/2014

    @traviscart Indeed and yet STILL no SMT4 for us :( Reply +1
  • You'll want a powerful PC to play Wolfenstein: The New Order

  • Kostas 02/05/2014

    Bullshit, if the game is properly coded then a "humble" i5-2500(k) will run this easily at the highest quality possible and considering you have a beefy graphics card. Its the card not the CPU that will make the most difference anyway.

    I have a humble GTX 650ti boost and i doubt that upgrading from my i5-2500k to an i7-4770 will make an ounce of difference compared to simply upgrade from the 650ti boost into (example) a GTX 780.
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  • Reanimated: The story of Vampire: The Masquerade Bloodlines

  • Kostas 28/04/2014

    @Arcturas Disagree, you -must- experience the game once to its end with any of the clans bar Malkavian and Nosferatu. Malkavians are complete game breakers if you do not know where the hell you are going and they can only be appreciated once you already know the story of the game.

    As a not on the game itself however i would say that even with its problems its still one of the finest RPG experiences one can have even today. Games like this simply are not being made any longer.
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