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  • Dark Souls 3 tops US retail sales for April

  • Kostas 13/05/2016

    I understand that the souls series have become more of trend nowdays but for me this gets to show that there is still a good amount of gamers that want and prefer actual good and involving games based on gameplay. Reply +1
  • Street Fighter 5's sold 1.4m copies

  • Kostas 10/05/2016

    @Flyus_El Indeed this. I could not afford it when it came out but i sure had it under my radar...until i learned it had no single player/arcade mode.

    Now i will simply wait it out until the game is properly finished.
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  • Nvidia unveils GTX 1080 and GTX 1070: a new level in GPU power

  • Kostas 07/05/2016

    Curse my luck that my old card burned out and had to change into a 960 a few months ago. I was waiting for the next gen cards with patience because i was sure we would get a good leap in performance this time and it seems i was right. Luck however does not wait and it burned my old gtx 650ti boost just in the nick of time in order to force me to get a new card now. At any rate i will delay the upgrade for a tad longer this time. Reply +2
  • Persona 5 gets a Japanese release date and new trailer

  • Kostas 06/05/2016

    @sybixsus Now that you mention it i think i saw the dude from the Catherine somewhere in trailer. To me it looks like it has a lot in common with also the recent FE vs SMT.

    Truth be told i am more of an SMT guy and i believe we will see a sort of template in both FE vs SMT and P5 for the next SMT V (a proper home console release).
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  • Kostas 05/05/2016

    Unbelievable, the style and production values are through the roof! It looks a lot different than any of the persona games before it. Reply +2
  • Dishonored 2 reveals star-studded voice cast

  • Kostas 05/05/2016

    @HotshotLemming Playing the game right now. Can not believe i ignored it for some fucked up reason all this time. Good news i play it as a complete edition with all DLC in place. Reply 0
  • Creative Assembly on regaining fan support after Total War: Warhammer's controversial DLC

  • Kostas 04/05/2016

    @WilhelmvonOrmstein What dreads me is that this kind of DLC policy will spread to Relics own Dawn of War III. Sega being the publisher for it too... Reply 0
  • NX won't be sold at a loss

  • Kostas 04/05/2016

    @Gemini42_ True and yet only nintendo actually understands this. Reply 0
  • Kostas 03/05/2016

    @HappyGator That is the truth, however i believe that such lunacy is what makes them produce these types of awesome games and in such variety. Reply 0
  • Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War 3 announced

  • Kostas 03/05/2016

    Well...it looks like even though their means have improved, their aim is the same! Reply +2
  • Watch: Our favourite video game movies

  • Kostas 01/05/2016

    Well, video game movies are generally not good but i do enjoy a few of them. The first Mortal Kombat film, the first Silent Hill and Doom are movies i do enjoy.

    However, i feel that mini series is the future for video games movies/shows. Street Fighter assasins fist was truly excellent and to a lesser extent Mortal Kombat was good too. This can open up to so much more expensive productions.
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  • Nioh on PS4: 1080p30 or 720p60 - you decide

  • Kostas 29/04/2016

    AWESOME first for console gaming. For me there is no contest, 720p60 it is, every time. Reply +9
  • Watch: Where did Resident Evil go wrong?

  • Kostas 18/04/2016

    @ThinkingGamR Well i would not put it that way but i can attest to the fact that gamers today are just not nearly as curious or patient as the gamers of old. I have seen games today that get wrecked in reviews for a control scheme that befits the game but for some reason the reviewer thinks its the games fault.

    No sir, it is not a games fault (assuming that the game is indeed good) as it has a good amount of rules to cope with and understand in order to not feel cheated and/or for it to feel like an actual game and not like a freaking movie with interactive elements.
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  • Kostas 17/04/2016

    Whatever the "spectacularly awkward tank controls" mean. This control scheme works exactly as it should for a game with fixed camera angles. You wanted to go forward and you did at all times no mater what the camera position was or changed at any one time.

    This was back in the day where a video game had to be designed around the rules that governed the template of the game and not the other way around. You had to "learn" the ropes and "understand" why something was made in such a way in order to cope and understand why some type of problem always occurred.

    The first Devil May Cry game also featured fixed camera angles but the control scheme was free form like most third person action/adventure games and for such camera views the controls felt even more alien.
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  • Final Fantasy 9 arrives on Steam with 'no encounter' mode

  • Kostas 14/04/2016

    Not one of my favourite final fantasy games becase i could not connect with any of the characters really and the fact that gameplay wise it was too slow and a step backwards compared to VII and VIII. Reply -3
  • Samsung Galaxy S7 review

  • Kostas 03/04/2016

    @TheTrueSpin I have had this kind of idea since forever only slightly different. I always had the idea of an OS type of thing that was stored in a small card (say an SD) and you could use this card in every single one of your devices without losing anything.

    MS has the same kind of idea with Win 10 for mobile devices with continuum. I believe that in due time it will happen. The replacement thing you say.
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  • Quantum Break review

  • Kostas 01/04/2016

    Was waiting for this but for what it seems it does not seem like a game i would enjoy. Fire away the negs from the trolls now. Reply +1
  • We know PlayStation 4.5 is real - but why is Sony making it?

  • Kostas 24/03/2016

    I do not believe it is going to be anything substantial. It is probably a "tried and tested" PS4 with 4K streaming and video capabilities made on a smaller nanometer scale along with whatever "standard" improvements the smaller fabrication offers (like less heat output). That's about it. I do not believe Sony will make things complicated or even try to fragment the market. They could and for all my money can still do that but i do not believe they will. Reply 0
  • Star Fox Zero adds invincible mode for beginners, internet reacts

  • Kostas 14/03/2016

    @MrTomFTW It depends, learning to conquer things for your own personal satisfaction and feel of achievement is something everyone has to go for, especially children.

    What you mean that something horrible happened to us when we learned to play and conquer games the likes of Ghosts and Goblins in the past?

    Trying to overcome obstacles and succeeding or failing is a great character building way and games provide a very capable and "secure" means of doing so. Removing the minimum effort needed for learning something and overcoming it...well i do not know. It does not feel right and i expect the reaping of the benefits of such an act are non existent.
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  • Digital Foundry's guide to the best PC controllers

  • Kostas 28/02/2016

    None of those can even begin to match the wonderful Logitech controllers (thats F310 and especially F510). The logitech controllers offer Xinput out of the box and also work wonders with anything older or emulation type game. The only downside i can find for them is their design will probably sore some hands up until you get used to them and the triggers are REALLY stiff and need some time to work them to get softer.

    They are by far the most "complete" controllers you can get your hands on and will work with anything and everything out of the box. Of course the 360 controller is also good enough should you stay in charted gaming territories or if you don't mind using third party apps to use the controller elsewhere.
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  • Is it finally time to upgrade your Core i5 2500K?

  • Kostas 21/02/2016

    @null Same here, did not expect the speed of the RAM to be this important for modern titles. I mean look at those numbers for Witcher 3, its insane.

    Granted i have decided to hold on to my money right now and make a scoop upgrade sometime next year with a proper 6+ core CPU (not changing my trusty old 2500k for another 4 core CPU today) and DDR4 sticks. My GTX 960 can only do so much with those.
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  • Vote: What's the best Zelda game?

  • Kostas 18/02/2016

    When it comes to timing and expectations of games within an era it has to be Ocarina of Time bar none. However taken out of everything and position them based on how much fun i have had and which games are just as easily playable today my end list looks like this.

    1. Wind Waker
    2. Link between Worlds
    3. Majora Mask
    4. Link to the past
    5. Ocarina of time
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  • A brief history of one of gaming's greatest studios

  • Kostas 07/02/2016

    @McGooch Easily game of year material for the people that are after true gameplay thrills. Reply +3
  • Gravity Rush Remastered review

  • Kostas 05/02/2016

    Gravity rush reminds me of the japan gems of yesteryear. Very flawed and yet so very good with a lot of character and soul. Reply +4
  • Remembering Dragon Age: Origins

  • Kostas 31/01/2016

    @coomber I found that 6/10 for this game was actually quite generous. For me it would have been a solid 4/10. Reply -2
  • Kostas 31/01/2016

    Unfortunately this game was a far cry from what i was expecting. They marketed the thing like the new baldurs gate game and it was anything but that. After the huge disappointment i tried to play the game like it was its own thing and yet again it did not grip me at all. Far too vanila, very shallow world building, nowhere near as tactical as one would expect, poor and small level and map design and characters looking and behaving like they came out right out of an Uwe Boll film.

    Yes you guessed it, i did not like this game and trying to even compare it to the seminal baldurs gate, let alone claim that this is the next step, is a blasphemy.

    Thankfully even though it took its time Pillars of Eternity came about and set things straight.
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  • Feast your eyes on these glorious new Dark Souls 3 screenshots

  • Kostas 28/01/2016

    Jesus...that artwork...that gorgeous artwork!!! Reply +21
  • Zelda: Twilight Princess HD has a new dungeon

  • Kostas 15/01/2016

    @marcsmashing Which is a problem since nintendo games rarely go on sale. Reply 0
  • Final Fantasy 9 is "coming soon" to PC, iOS and Android

  • Kostas 12/01/2016

    @DesignByAdrian It was not about balance. It was about feel. I did not like FF 9 nearly as much. With the exception of Vivi and Kuja to an extent i did not connect with any other character and the bad guy had nothing on the older bad guys of FF 12. Reply -1
  • Kostas 05/01/2016

    Great attention to detail but i could never finish it. I was always bored of it for some reason. After the great 6,7,8 i have been a little disappointed with 9. Reply -2
  • Amplitude review

  • Kostas 05/01/2016

    I played the shit out of this game back in the day. Vastly superior to Frequency with a greater range of songs to play. By todays standards i do not know how it holds up but i would not mind firing it up once again and see for myself. Reply 0
  • Pillars of Eternity: The White March Part 2 delayed until February

  • Kostas 05/01/2016

    No problem, it will give me enough time ti finish up the original adventure first! Reply +6
  • Eurogamer's Games of 2015 no. 2: Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain

  • Kostas 31/12/2015

    @SwissTony1994 I don't know why you got neged (its a usual trait in the EG pages with all them negbots) but i think you are right.

    For some reason i think we are going to see a multi first place this time. Quite not what we expect but leaving out of the top 10 Mario maker, Bloodborne or Xenoblade chronicles X (for me also Pillars of Eternity, Undertale) seems rather...interesting to say the least.
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  • Kostas 31/12/2015

    Its official then, Bloodborne gets the top spot. Unfortunately circumstances have not allowed me to get a PS4 and enjoying this game but Miyazaki is a surefire bet that the game is going to be sensational.

    Will be getting on it...sometime...soon i hope.
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  • Games of 2015 no. 8: Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate

  • Kostas 25/12/2015

    Monster Hunter 4 was the first game in the series that got me going for it. I have to say though while i do see the merits of the game it is a game i would not delve into for a very long time. For me it feels that it has the Pokemon syndrome, awesome game but in short bursts even if added up those bursts clock in for over 100 hours.

    I have to say that along Shin Megami Tensei 4 so far MH4 is the other game that i have clocked in over 100 hours. I do have a love hate relationship with the game however unlike Shin Megami Tensei where everything is just love.
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  • Bandai Namco reveals new God Eater, Tales, and JoJo games heading west

  • Kostas 22/12/2015

    @goggamanxp I personally prefer a perfect console port than fuck ups like Batman Arkham Knight. Sure it may not be taking advantage of the PC extra horsepower but a good game is still a good game and i prefer it to be rock solid.

    Take Dark Souls PC for example. Everybody went out of their way to say how bad a PC port it was. While that was true it was still a better performing game than consoles and it was actually free of bugs and crashes.
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  • Dark Souls 3 PC system specs revealed

  • Kostas 19/12/2015

    @frightlever Completely not true. Framerate is the sole thing that unarguably increases playability of a game. Many gamers are very sensitive to latency and that is due the fact that most old games opted to have very low latency and/or opted for a 60FPS experience.

    Though it does depend on the game it is a sure thing that in most cases a 60FPS (and above) game will be a better playing experience that one with ~30FPS.
    Reply +1
  • Google Nexus 5X review

  • Kostas 02/12/2015

    @MattEvansC3 The G4 is a very good device, just not premium enough for this kind of money and for me the QHD screen is a minus point as it reduces battery life by almost half.

    Case in point, take a look at the Meizu Pro 5. Completely flagship grade credentials but with a 1080p screen instead and it is rocking over 8 hours OST. Give me that over a QHD screen any day.
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  • Kostas 29/11/2015

    Mid range but with a high range price. 500 euro for the cheapest model is downright criminal. Why would you buy this over last years Nexus 6 or even this years Nexus 6P which is a HELL of an upgrade for little more than the 5X is beyond me.

    If its size you are concerned with then Motorola offers the better deal and at the same time its also cheaper.
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  • Xenoblade Chronicles X might yet have 2015's most impressive open world

  • Kostas 14/11/2015

    You know, the WiiU has more games that they alone are worthwhile to buy the system for and yet all together for some reason are translated as "the system has no games". Gamers of 2015...don't know what the hell they want, don't know what truly great games are... Reply +6
  • Paradox buys World of Darkness franchise from CCP

  • Kostas 30/10/2015

    One of my favourite games ever despite of its many technical issues. Absolutely greatly written, with characters you wanted to help or fuck over, with situations that changed every time, with an insanely dark and gothic atmosphere and with a great set of diverse races to play with.

    The only real problem of the game was the last bit where it felt rushed (and it was) and very combat heavy. That and the fact that the Tremere clan became insanely overpowered after a certain point in the game.
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  • Pillars of Eternity sells 500k copies

  • Kostas 23/10/2015

    For such a niche, underexposed, pc only top down RPG the sales figures are actually quite good. Remember Demon Souls on PS3 when it broke 500k sales nobody from FROM (no pun intended) believed it. So for a game like Pillars 500k sales are more than good enough to warrant a sequel or a full blown expansion pack. Reply +6
  • Nvidia GeForce GTX 960 2GB vs 4GB review

  • Kostas 18/10/2015

    @Rogueywon We are not stuck in a place where any kind of upgrade can soon become completely obsolete. I have been looking around for truly ages now to upgrade my (over) 2 year old GTX 650ti BOOST and the only truly good upgrade out there is the GTX 980ti.

    It all comes to bus width and V-RAM. After my own card i would never go below 256bit bus. The 128bit even if it is designed to run like this gets choked sometimes in a nasty way. That being said i will have to wait for a newer generation of cards to come out before i can upgrade. As you said, the 6GB V-Ram will be a minimum requirement for 1080p.
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  • Nintendo now handing out NX console developer kits - report

  • Kostas 16/10/2015

    @grassyknoll As long as we do not know what the machine is going to be and what is going to offer we certainly can not say anything for sure.

    What we do know is that they want to sell the machine for cheap. This is what we need to have in mind. Cheap machine means mediocre to low specs. Of course by the time the machine hits the shelves anything goes.
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  • Kostas 16/10/2015

    @I_Am_CatButler I do not believe that. Maybe the Xone...maybe. The PS4 has no way in hell of ever droping below the 300 mark for quite a while. They did not do it with the PS3 and they certainly will not do it for PS4 either. Reply 0
  • Kostas 16/10/2015

    @grassyknoll That is very true, however i do not believe that anybody is going to mind if the new NX is somewhere around the twins power wise but with a price tag of almost half. Reply +3
  • Apotheon dev's new sci-fi action roguelike Cryptark enters Early Access

  • Kostas 07/10/2015

    Wow, looks like Metroid and R-Type met and had a baby! I seriously dig the aesthetic and of course i love the general graphics design. Now i really want a new metroid and r-type game... Reply 0
  • Soma has sold 92k copies in a week

  • Kostas 02/10/2015

    I just got the game and spent about half an hour in it. It looks extremely interesting, the art design is great so far and the sound design is absolutely phenomenal, i dare say its a new benchmark in this department (the first Dead Space being the previous one). If it keeps this level of quality consistent until the end even the performance issues will not matter for the overall package.

    Being the jaded gamer that i am any game that gets to keep my attention after the half hour mark gets some serious kudos in my book and i am one -very- strict judge.
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  • Sony: climate "not healthy" for PlayStation Vita successor

  • Kostas 27/09/2015

    Jesus the downvote EG brigate is out in force in this thread. Easy Fido(s), easy, you will get a heart attack sooner rather than latter. Reply 0
  • Kostas 27/09/2015

    I think two things killed the Vita. First was Sony herself by just throwing it out the door into a cataclismic environment and expected it to survive with no support whatsoever. Second...it was common sense. The common sense of the gamers. Ask yourself, why should one waste money buying the Vita?

    The previous generation was painfuly obvious that hardware power makes no difference when it comes to mobile game quality. People want to play games, much more than they do in their home console and they will get the better value with the better and more unique experiences.

    I have to say that i love my Vita but i can admit that it has been the biggest waste of money i have ever done in gaming so far. That and Divinity Original Sin which is completely unplayable on a TV.
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