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  • Nioh review

  • Kostas 11/02/2017

    @Ultrasoundwave And a bit of Onimusha to boot. Reply 0
  • Nintendo Switch won't have any video apps at launch

  • Kostas 21/01/2017

    Let us be honest, nobody really cares for any of that. We care about the games. I have access to netflix and such streaming services from a million other sources, i do not care to have yet another one. Reply 0
  • Zelda will be Nintendo's last game for the Wii U

  • Kostas 20/01/2017

    @Rogueywon Sometimes shit happens. Since we are speaking for a games machine whether it is a turd or not is entirely onto the game library and man the WiiU is far from being a turd.

    The very fact that without this machine neither of games you mentioned would not exist (among many others) is reason enough to say that this machine as far removed from being a turd as it can go.

    All that of course if you understand that a machine is just a piece of plastic and chips that is able to give you access in said games.
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  • There's a new Fire Emblem coming to the 3DS this year

  • Kostas 19/01/2017

    How the hell did they manage to keep a lid on this? And its also coming out in just four months wordwide? Damn things moved fast for this one! Bring it on please! Can't have enough of Fates Conquest, something tells me the same going on for this one too. Reply 0
  • Xenoblade Chronicles 2 announced for Nintendo Switch

  • Kostas 13/01/2017

    @Fourfoldroot Of course they are exclusive. One is from a Nintendo studio and the other has been a kind of Nintendo exclusive for a while now. So yeah, they are both going to be exclusive. Reply +1
  • Atlus doesn't know whether the new Shin Megami Tensei for Nintendo Switch will head west

  • Kostas 13/01/2017

    Not a good title Eurogamer. There is no mention whatsoever that they said they are thinking this as Japan only. Just because they have nothing new to report does not make it a maybe Japan only title.

    I mean, this is SMT man, main series by the looks and sound of it. Having it for Japan only would be suicide. SMT games never had a big following but the following they do have is hardcore and loyal to the core just like me. Completely bonkers if for whatever reason they decide to keep it Japan only.
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  • Nintendo Switch out 3rd March for Ł279.99

  • Kostas 13/01/2017

    @Cyclone While this may very well be true i must point out the software. The 3DS back in the day started very expensive for the time and had almost no software to choose from. The Switch on the other hand is not that expensive for a new launch console with unique features and will have some amazing launch and launch window software to go with it.

    We will see how things turn out.
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  • Dragon Quest 8: Journey of the Cursed King 3DS review

  • Kostas 10/01/2017

    An excellent RPG from the PS2 era that stands the test of time even today. Very traditional and very focused but also so so charming and one of those feel good games. I got DQ VII a little while ago but i had no time to actually put the time for it but that does not mean that i will not be getting DQ VIII in due time (after Shin Megami Tensei IV Apocalypse and Bravely Second that is). Reply +2
  • Watch: Yooka-Laylee is a blast of nostalgia in Xbox One gameplay

  • Kostas 18/12/2016

    Yooka Laylee seems like Banjo Kazooie 3 but with different characters. Everything feels instantly familiar, from the art style, to the music, to the sound effects, to the humor, to the design, everything smells of 20 years ago gaming and i love it!

    These kinds of games have more personality and gameplay that is missing from most titles today. Since trends are always recycled why not the same for gaming?
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  • Persona 5 delayed until April

  • Kostas 17/11/2016

    YES! I wanted this so bad. I simply want my dual audio. Hate the fact that not all games have it. I think this is the first persona title that will have a dual audio option which is great. P4 for me had a few good voices i wanted to wipe clean. Reply 0
  • Why are some PS4 Pro titles running slower than base hardware?

  • Kostas 11/11/2016

    @PowerJC Problem is the normal console has died after the 6th gen. Even the 6th gen was starting to show that consoles can offer something more than simply gaming (which in my opinion is a mistake). Once that slippery slope started you see the end result now.

    This is how its going to go from now on. Smartphone style business for consoles. Ever so upgraded, ever so slightly and keep the flow going.
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  • The Wii U a failure? Far from it

  • Kostas 05/11/2016

    @Jose_Snake Yes they do but that does not mean that the end result is any worse than what we actually got. The WiiU is perfectly fine as a console with far more high quality and exclusive content than most.

    The marketing team of nintendo was the sole reason this machine bombed commercially but those seeking true gaming thrills this is a perfect machine.
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  • Is being bad at games really so terrible?

  • Kostas 29/10/2016

    Being able to appreciate a game that has layers and layers of deep, strategic and/or fast gameplay requires you to be at least competent. Same for reviews and for those that spew opinions and such, a reviewer has to be able to peel away those layers of depth in order to both understand and try to make others understand of what the hell he is talking about.

    I mean for Gods sake, there are many who simply can not tell the difference between this pile of garbage that is Lords of the fallen and Dark Souls. Many call it a "good alternative" when in reality those games have absolutely nothing in common.
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  • iPhone 7/ iPhone 7 Plus review

  • Kostas 22/10/2016

    I doubt the i-phone 7 sounds leagues ahead of everyone in the market. I mean i heard it and it lags behind the Nexus 6P which was my previous device. Reply 0
  • Nintendo Switch - games list, specs, release and everything we know about the new hardware

  • Kostas 22/10/2016

    What i feel like is that this machine -can- become the next best thing. It strikes a balance between portability and home console because power levels should be enough to handle most of the modern games. If it has close to XBone in home mode then i will be more than just happy and if things like Dragon Quest XI is coming on it then i believe it is powerful enough.

    However the stigma still remains. Nintendo has some awesome games but they really need to get on with the times in order for them to stay relevant. Not too many stuff is needed, just chill the hell out a little on youtube policy and maybe some backing off in third party DLC policies and that would be enough.
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  • After nearly a decade The Last Guardian has gone gold

  • Kostas 22/10/2016

    Please be good, please be good. Reply 0
  • Bloodstained has a publisher - and some new test footage

  • Kostas 08/10/2016

    Hello Castlevania, we missed you... Maybe you do not remember your past life and you do not know of what i speak now but Bloodstained is not your first name...only your current one.

    Other than my failed attempt at the intro the games looks like it is shaping up quite nicely and much better than expected. I wanted to be backer for this but i was not (and still am) able to.
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  • Street Fighter 5's stages just got a lot better

  • Kostas 23/09/2016

    Why could we not have the game delayed so it would launch with all this stuff outright? Reply 0
  • Chomping on corpses in single-player Divinity: Original Sin 2

  • Kostas 22/08/2016

    Fantastic game the first one. I am playing through it right now. Still about the middle of the game (i hope) but this game is a true marvel. This is how a C-RPG should be created from here on in terms of gameplay. If they manage to marry the gameplay of divinity and the writing of pillars of eternity then hell year this is going to be one truly legendary game for the ages. Reply +3
  • Metroid Prime: Federation Force may point to a Metroid Prime 4

  • Kostas 19/08/2016

    @DasManiac Which is something AM2R proves them wrong. Reply +3
  • Kostas 19/08/2016

    @VideoGameAddict25 Do not believe so. The Retro team that made the original Prime games are not part of todays Retro studios. It is also the reason i believe that Metroid has not appeared for so many years.

    Granted the next Metroid title (whenever it may be) will be a product of an internal Nintendo team. I believe that nobody else has what it takes to develop a proper 3D Metroid game today.
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  • Watch new Dishonored 2 gameplay in latest Gamescom trailer

  • Kostas 19/08/2016

    @televizor Difficult formula to produce that one. Not many can actually follow through. Reply +1
  • Metroid Prime Federation Force review

  • Kostas 19/08/2016

    Well it being a spin-off does not excuse the fact that i feel i bit bitter about it. I mean why not produce a classic 2D style Metroid in so many years? Whats the excuse? Reply +3
  • NieR: Automata is coming to PC too

  • Kostas 17/08/2016

    YES!! This is a blessing for me that i have not yet managed to get a PS4. NIER automata will be another reason along Bloodborne that i would want a PS4 for. I will still get one in due time of course but getting NIER is a great way for me of lessening the blow. Reply 0
  • Sunless Sea's first expansion to release in October

  • Kostas 16/08/2016

    I can not say i am a fan of rogue likes but i have to say that Sunless sea did capture my attention. Did not manage to play it yet (and it is sitting in my list looking at me now that i play SOMA as my next title) but i hope to give it a proper look in time. Reply 0
  • Axiom Verge is coming to Wii U in two weeks

  • Kostas 16/08/2016

    You should stop calling it a Metroid successor, it is not even though the inspiration is right there. It does not feel like Metroid while playing it and that is the most important thing. Xeodrifter is much more of a metroid successor (and a better game in my opinion) than Axiom Verge.

    Kudos for one person making it. Also, for those who do not yet know check AM2R on PC and thank me later.
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  • Outcast remake heading to PC, PS4 and Xbox One in March

  • Kostas 13/08/2016

    This game is truly one of the greatest and it was criminally overlooked. Reply 0
  • Putting the magic back into magic in fantasy games

  • Kostas 13/08/2016

    The problem is not the magic itself but the execution of things, the implementation of it. There are no games where destructive magics are truly destructive or have a blanket effect depending on how powerful they are or even let you truly let you create or pursue your own with the relative consequences. This is why magic is not translated well in video games. The best games i saw that have implemented magic well enough are Dragon's Dogma, Divinity original sin and Two Worlds 2. Baldurs Gate 2 is also a very well done implementation though old. Reply +2
  • Street Fighter 5's Balrog is not the Balrog I know and love

  • Kostas 04/08/2016

    @frazzl Disagree, SFV is awesome taken at face value. Some shitty moves from Capcoms part sure but as a game it is awesome despite its balance issues which are not even that bad apart some characters which can be fixed in a future patch or update.

    SF III third strike is still my favourite SF game thus far but SF V does have the potential to actually become the better game because i believe that the V-trigger system is on the right way to making players use more strategy than simply testing who has the best dexterity skills.
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  • Darkest Dungeon lights up PS4, Vita next month

  • Kostas 03/08/2016

    @CinnoMan Do not be afraid on controls. Especially on Vita with its touch screen it can be a breeze. After all the game is a two button game so not much of an issue on that. Reply +2
  • Kostas 03/08/2016

    Game is great as long as you are OK knowing that it will screw you in the arse via dice roll. Also, pro-tip for beginners, make sure the first in-game month goes well. If not it is best to start over rather than trying to play catch up. Reply 0
  • NX is different, and different is Nintendo's best option

  • Kostas 28/07/2016

    I do not believe any of the rumors. They are just rumors. Even those that have previously been "verified" by "legitimate" sources. Them rumors are all over the place, we have heard of everything except the second coming of Jesus Christ for the machine. Let us wait a couple of months more so that nintendo will reveal the goods.

    At any rate and whatever the hell NX may be i have no doubt that it is going to be sufficiently powerful. All it will require is a good marketing campaign, good launch titles and it will be set.
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  • Nintendo NX is a portable console with detachable controllers

  • Kostas 26/07/2016

    @aldo_14 They can not be a second console when they are swimming all alone in that blue ocean. Reply 0
  • Can too much choice be a bad thing?

  • Kostas 23/07/2016

    Choice that has no impact in the game world in a meaningful manner is a false choice and easy "filler" content. Reply +1
  • Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060 review

  • Kostas 20/07/2016

    For me its the RX 480, not only is the performance in minimal difference, you are actually getting more for your money. Where the GTX 1060 really shines is in power draw and temperatures but even that is not that much of an issue once third parties start dishing out their own custom solutions. Reply +3
  • Persona 5 coming to Europe - courtesy of Deep Silver

  • Kostas 06/07/2016

    I love Persona but i love main line SMT games more. At any rate, i am a happy puppy getting both games in physical form in Europe. Its mind blowing considering what was going on about SMT in EU for the longest time. Reply +2
  • Three years on, how does Bioshock Infinite hold up?

  • Kostas 04/07/2016

    Not complaining too much but do we really need to wonder if -today- games hold up -today-? For me, in order for a game to qualify for an article like this it has to be over ten years old. Reply +1
  • Things fall apart: Looking back at Resident Evil 5

  • Kostas 04/07/2016

    For me the best Resi 5 review is from this (now not active) guy. Exactly how i felt playing the game which for me was disappointing.

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  • Zelda: Breath of the Wild needs to sell 2m copies to profit

  • Kostas 30/06/2016

    Do not see the problem, Zelda games have sold very good since forever. This one does not seem to break this story. Even on WiiU alone (which is where i would be playing it) it would easily be able to do 3+ M. sales. Reply 0
  • Dragon's Crown pulled from PlayStation Store in Europe

  • Kostas 30/06/2016

    @RawShark In which it was as it has a diablo like design but from a side-scrolling beat-em-up perspective. Reply +1
  • AMD Radeon RX 480 review

  • Kostas 29/06/2016

    Now i beat myself in the head for buying a GTX 960 2 months ago... Reply +36
  • We played Zelda: Breath of the Wild four times and here's what we discovered

  • Kostas 21/06/2016

    God damn this game...truly can not wait. Reply +36
  • Eurogamer's best of E3 2016

  • Kostas 18/06/2016

    Dawn of War 3, Legend of Zelda: BotW, Dishonoured 2, Nier Automata my personal pick. Reply 0
  • Dragon Quest 7 finally gets a western release date

  • Kostas 16/06/2016

    Huge fan of the Dragon Quest series even though i always took a long time until finish. Finally this game sees a western release at its finest form but i have read that the original game had over 150 hours of MAIN quest. Is that true? Reply 0
  • The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild is the most ambitious Nintendo game in years

  • Kostas 15/06/2016

    @benbourke Its a different kind of beauty. Witcher is great and all but the level of detail in even the most minute details in Zelda just makes it very impressive. I also have never seen such a level of playable environment in a sandbox game before as most sandbox games have little to offer in this respect. I Zelda i can set the grass on fire and use the smoke to glide over things with my glider. I can push rocks and heavy objects in a landslide and watch it break other obstacles or kill enemies or invent something new all your own.

    World building and design as well as how your character interacts with it was always where Zelda excelled and nobody ever has done so better. I know i sound like a freaking fanboy and at a point i am but i know a good thing when i see one. This time Zelda will set once again the benchmark for interactivity.
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  • Xiaomi Mi5 review

  • Kostas 12/06/2016

    @mega-gazz Placebo effect. If i pick 10 random screens of 5.5" mixed with 1080P and 1440P and asked you to name me which is which i am sure you would not be able to consistently.

    1440P in such low inch screens is a waste in addition to the insane increase in battery consumption and higher temperatures the device gets.
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  • Kostas 12/06/2016

    The only reason it is able to sell this low is because there are of course cut backs made plus the fact that the device is not imported officially and thus many taxes are being evaded. Built quality suffers for one, camera performance is nothing special considering, china OEM's consistently take a long time to upgrade their software with the latest version of android (not that the Samsungs and LGs of the world are much better) although their android skins are usually fairly well done and complete, china brands also fork out new devices every three months or so and that means your device will become irrelevant within a very short time span.

    Xiaomi is one of the great OEMs out there and their devices offer serious bang for buck, especially in low and mid end of the spectrum. There are other OEMs that can go easily toe to toe with the greatest but are not as known. One to watch is LeEco (former LeTV) and Vivo which is like the Apple of China. Huawei and Oppo already is here in force, Meizu slowly is creeping up its head and ZTE is making some positive efforts to get with the best of them at the top.
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  • Nvidia GeForce GTX 1070 review

  • Kostas 11/06/2016

    For the price and the card its supposed to replace it is unimpressive. Last gen with the same price i could get a 980. AMD has a huge ace up its sleeve called async compute. Just look at the results of a "measly" 390 in DX12 titles. If the trend continues then in a timely manner AMD will have both the performance and price crown. Nvidia needs to step up its game. Reply 0
  • Persona 5 finally has a western release date

  • Kostas 07/06/2016

    So, considering ATLUS releases these past years we are to expect P5 sometime in 2018 unless it gets fast tracked into EU. Reply +1
  • The best Final Fantasy game is finally getting a remaster

  • Kostas 06/06/2016

    I personally agree that FF XII is the best of all regular FF games out there because it does away from the emo-teeny-bopper and bad writing with something truly exceptional and grown up (with proper voice acting that fit the world) and at the same time it keeps the series truly beautiful world and vistas and makes it feel alive. Sure the combat system was a little MMO-ish but that made sense within the frame of the game. It made it fast, it made it efficient OR it gave you enough options to play it like the usual FF ways albeit you would have to control each character real time. From everything, to characters, to music, to story, to exploration, to wonder, everything this game had it did real good. The themes and the coherence was absolutely stunning.

    To me FF XII was a huge step forward and the true pinnacle of the series so far and i expect it with open arms to experience the superior version that is the international version in proper todays clarity.
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