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  • New article on Konami paints a bleak picture

  • Marrrfooo 03/08/2015

    It's like they're turning into some borstal-esque version of Zynga... Reply +10
  • Don't Starve announces Shipwrecked DLC

  • Marrrfooo 01/08/2015

    @Sora888 Thanks. It just feels like its been in early access for going on a year now. Considering what it is it surprises me it's not 'out' yet. :) Reply 0
  • Marrrfooo 31/07/2015

    Whatever happened to Dont Starve Together for consoles?? Reply +4
  • An hour with Randy Pitchford

  • Marrrfooo 24/07/2015

    The man is either a compulsive liar or, more likely, a complete Spin Machine.

    Everything he says is consistently hard to understand in the context of the real world. He's evasive. Inconsistent. He even presents himself professionally in part linking back to his magician past.

    The guy is now a caricature. He's the American Peter Molyneux in terms of credibility.

    It's so sad. Those Brothers In Arms days seem so far away now...
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  • Looks like there's a Dead Island: Definitive Edition

  • Marrrfooo 22/07/2015

    I pretty much assumed Dying Light was DI:Definitive Ed. (tongue in cheek but somewhat serious). I mean they made the combat system work much better. Changed the location. And that was about it. Well plus the free running - but that really was the key/sole differentiator.

    It was fun to play don't get me wrong. But it really wasn't a large departure from DI.
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  • Project Cars gets biggest update yet

  • Marrrfooo 21/07/2015

    @silus Note the free Lykan Motorsport and Audi A1... Reply 0
  • Marrrfooo 21/07/2015

    @Madspyker66 One that has to make ends meet to continue to employ a staff large enough to carry on the good work they've done before losing them all to other projects. Reply 0
  • Project Cars Wii U canned, "simply too much" for hardware

  • Marrrfooo 21/07/2015

    @billythemule My understanding was SMS published the digital version. The physical version was BandaiNamco, along with the distribution of those physical copies as you say... Reply +1
  • Marrrfooo 21/07/2015

    @billythemule BandaiNamco is the publisher. Reply +5
  • Marrrfooo 21/07/2015

    It would have been the weakest selling platform. It would have been a technical nightmare to make it work. It would have delayed the development of a sequel. It would work against the principle of a soon-to-be-announced successor Nintendo platform. In short - it would have been a commercial bullet in their own heads.

    But no: laziness. That's the reason. Apparently. Honest.
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  • 15 games later, Rovio announces Angry Birds 2

  • Marrrfooo 16/07/2015

    @ckempo Unresolved Anger Issues Birds Reply +3
  • Marrrfooo 16/07/2015

    'Still Angry Birds' might have been my choice for sequential title. Hehe. Reply +16
  • Galak-Z is heading to PS4 in August, Vita version canned

  • Marrrfooo 14/07/2015

    Current status: I am excite!

    Been waiting for this release date info for aaaaages.

    Btw any news on whether PSN EU is getting the same blistering deal that PSN NA is getting regarding pre-orders/20% off + 10% off PSN code etc?
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  • Face-Off: F1 2015

  • Marrrfooo 14/07/2015

    In reality I think the more presosng issue is the relative gutting of content of this year's F1 game versus all previous 3-4 games. It really is a shallow beast. It's a good looking start to F1 next gen and there's features like the engineer involvement and pit lane options that are leaps beyond anything else.

    But it's let down by a huge shortfall of features that players are used to, a Force Feedback system that doesn't seem to exist before turning the wheel 45 or more degrees from centre and FPS drops that are more jarring than they ever have been before.

    I'm a huge supporter of these games but it has left me disappointed overall and left feeling slightly short on return for purchase. And I doubt the lacking elements will be patched in.

    It is this years equivalent of the McLaren Honda. Improvements in places are substantial and impressive but overall things are even further back than before. Shame.
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  • Jade Raymond joins EA to head new studio and work on Star Wars

  • Marrrfooo 13/07/2015

    EA Recuiting Director:
    "If only you knew the POWER of the Dark Side! Join me and we shall rule the galaxy together..."

    I'm guessing that's probably how the interview went...
    Reply +18
  • Jordan Henderson is on the cover of FIFA 16

  • Marrrfooo 10/07/2015

    @Ultrasoundwave Exactly. Even as a Gooner I'd have to say that Harry Kane would be more warranted. Henderson just isn't in my head when asked 'Who are England's best players?' Perhaps an honour guard reference to Stevie G instead maybe? I dunno. It just doesn't feel right. Lol. Reply +4
  • Marrrfooo 10/07/2015

    @superfurry No one has been able to work out WHY he's and England international though. That's the challenge. Reply 0
  • Marrrfooo 10/07/2015

    This was the outcome of the vote in the end? Really? Blimey. If he's the poster child for our national football identity then no wonder we're chuckled at. Reply +4
  • The latest Witcher 3 patch is... 1.07

  • Marrrfooo 10/07/2015

    Any news on suggested thing to do it you already downloaded the previously accidentally released Ciri alternative look? I heard CDPR suggest removing it but you can't do that on PS4. You have to delete the game an reinstall and redpwnload updates. But I've heard that people that did that had their saves fried?

    I would have thought the final version would be able to fix the problem by overwriting the original accidw tally released one. But no one seems to ask the question (that I've seen anyway).
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  • Ayrton Senna joins the cast of Angry Birds Go!

  • Marrrfooo 08/07/2015

    @IronSoldier Agreed. I suspect (or at least hope) that the charity earnings angle is the main motivator the family have behind doing this.

    If that's the case I hope it earns the Institute a small fortune to aid their good work.
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  • Marrrfooo 08/07/2015

    @FogHeart I understand where you're coming from. However, if you watch the in-car footage of him the speed and consistency of his driving is remarkable. His outpacing of opponents was incredible. Almost more than anything though his ability to drive those cars in the wet so much faster and consistently with controlled overteer and sliding is literally jaw dropping. Wet race footage of Senna is indescribably impressive. He made wet racing look an absolute doddle time and time again.

    Aside from all that he was a bloody nice bloke and gave a shit about everyone and the sport he loved. He was universally respected and did so much for top level motorsport safety, up there with Jackie Stewart.

    Dozens of drivers would probably no longer be with us if it wasn't for the likes of him.

    The Senna documentary as suggested by others is probably the best place to start.
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  • Star Wars Battlefront alpha leaked, mined for information

  • Marrrfooo 02/07/2015

    @lone_wolf_uk "What have the Bothans ever done for us?"

    #montypython
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  • Marrrfooo 02/07/2015

    How many Bothans died to bring us this information? :P Reply +87
  • Nolan North: "I know they're doing The Last of Us 2"

  • Marrrfooo 30/06/2015

    @MrTomFTW Any game packing 'Boogaloo' in the title is going to be hard to NOT play. Hehehe. Reply +1
  • Battleborn's co-op entertains, but for how long?

  • Marrrfooo 12/06/2015

    I'm not really sure how long it would appeal for.

    All I know is...I wasn't Battleborn yesterday.

    Yeah I went there. I hate me too. :'))
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  • Logitech confirms a new wheel for PS4 - and reveals a new Xbox One contender too

  • Marrrfooo 11/06/2015

    @bad09 The T300RS is excellent and I assure you the default pedals look far more plastic than they feel - there is no plastic flex in them or anything. That said they do lack a clutch pedal but unless you're getting a shifter too I see less point in a clutch personally.

    You also have the full range of additional TM gear to further expand or customise should you want to. More racing-dedicated GT 28 TM wheel, F1 wheel, T3PA-PRO full metal pedals with brake mod (which is great by all accounts and I have my eye on), the shifter too of course.

    I love mine. It's a completely different world in PCARS - so different from using a controller you can't appropriately articulate it - it must be tried or gamble-purchased to truly understand it.

    Alas they are not cheap pieces of kit, but especially with console race sims now coming to console there has never been a better time to invest and enjoy.
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  • Neymar is on the PES 2016 box

  • Marrrfooo 10/06/2015

    Neymar - the PES Dispenser. Eh? Am I right?

    *gets coat*
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  • Project Cars overtakes 1m sales

  • Marrrfooo 06/06/2015

    @mega-gazz It's also pretty damned expensive to play an equivalent amount of content on by comparison to the others isn't it (iRacing)? Reply 0
  • Marrrfooo 05/06/2015

    @Renato84

    True from what I've read. But they have a good deal less ground to cover in terms of stuff to squash with significantly fewer circuits (as things stand at present). It's only fair to mention that is all I'm saying.

    Really excited for AC on console next year.

    Kaz Yamauchi must be shitting himself now the competition is so much better than before and numbering more than 1-2 competitors.
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  • Marrrfooo 05/06/2015

    @Furnace-Inferno

    Because at the near-last minute there was a multiplatform crash bug discovered that delayed submission of the patch for consoles whilst it was squashed. This has knock on effects for the PC version.

    Patch 1.4 fixes almost everything that you've listed as a problem. It'll land before F1 2015.
    Reply +1
  • This week's free Witcher 3 DLC is...

  • Marrrfooo 02/06/2015

    It's utterly irresponsible of CDPR to release a game this good. Not only does it largely crap on the genre leading studios efforts (Ubisoft, EA/Bioware) but it even has a minigame that's fun to play and addictive to collect like Pok-crack!

    It took me nearly 200hrs to play Dragon Age Inquisition. I will possibly have not finished this before the story DLC in October!

    Ban this sick filth! :D
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  • FIFA 16 features female national teams for first time

  • Marrrfooo 28/05/2015

    Brilliant. Genuinely. End of. Reply +15
  • Actually, Assassin's Creed: Syndicate, I think you'll find…

  • Marrrfooo 15/05/2015

    Simples: Swap it for a bullet train and up the ante. :P Reply +25
  • New Witcher 3 CGI trailer tops the lot

  • Marrrfooo 14/05/2015

    Engage the HYPErdrive engines! Reply +13
  • Project Cars puts the sport back into motorsport games

  • Marrrfooo 06/05/2015

    @riceNpea T300RS all the way. Add-ons to your taste as well. Reply +2
  • Dirt Rally could well be Codemasters' first real sim

  • Marrrfooo 27/04/2015

    I think 2015+ is a good time to be a racing game developer or a racing peripheral manufacturer. PCARS is bringing a fresh perspective on motorsport and judging by the speed at which T300RS wheels are selling out on Amazon (i.e. gone in less than 2 hours this morning after just returning to stock) there's a growing demand for quality racers and peripherals that could further fuel itself. Cross platform and early access between PC to consoles further allows devs to see the demand and develop titles with confidence. That's before even factoring in how long it's been since a proper rally title was around and the deep love many have for it.

    Funnily enough I think both space sims and racers are coming back as a result of the early access giants like Star Citizen (a behemoth!), Elite, PCARS and Dirt Rally. Long may it continue.
    Reply +6
  • Digital Foundry: Hands-On with Project Cars

  • Marrrfooo 17/04/2015

    Have a free bone:

    The track list - a source of rife speculation for some time - has been confirmed. It's excellent (many real world tracks carry fake names for licensong reasons but are accurate in all other respects, just to be clear).

    http://www.projectcarsgame.com/locations.html
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  • Marrrfooo 17/04/2015

    So we've gone from Mike Channell's ridiculous hatchet review of Driveclub - which was not hatchet in terms of the broken online (fair comments at the time) but the suggestion that the core gameplay was poor or dull which was patently not the case...

    ...To emerge at EG premptively shitting on a game via speculative conclusion gathering off early code. Yes it's not very far from release but optimisation and polish takes effect right the way up to release. How you guys didn't think to ask a developer of a widely reported crowd-developed game if they were okay with this beforehand is quite remarkable - and I'm a long time EG reader and admirer.

    Should we expect a 'build them up then knock them down' series of articles for F1 2015 - seeing as that's the next big racer round the corner - in order to earn EG the triple crown of racer trashing?

    DF - please stop the pre-release assessments of game performances. It's a largely moot practice in contemporary game development, disingenuous and makes you look like fools.
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  • The Witcher 3 could take over 200 hours to complete

  • Marrrfooo 31/03/2015

    The key thing I'm focusing on is that CDPR are quite notorious for writing and developing a huge majority of their output themselves so I would expect a good deal of side quests to either be more than just fetch x/y or at least feed back into the story (not all of them will of course).

    DAI on the other hand, whilst I loved it, was filled with way too much pointless side missions (Ubisoftitus - see your GP for mo're info on this highly contagious disease) that revolved around nothing more than fetch or kill quests. It was clear also from resource placement that a lot of it was done by generator/code (either that or they did not bother checking v well as there were lots of resources stuck in the ground that you couldn't extract, for exampe). By comparison. Lot of CDPR work that sort of stuff manually rather than procedurally so there's hope for attention to detail.

    I completed DAI after 190hrs+ (ridiculous) and some of that was chorish - The Witcher 3 will eat me alive. Lol.
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  • Star Wars: Battlefront teaser points to full reveal next month

  • Marrrfooo 26/03/2015

    No! Do, or do not! There is no trailer... Reply +3
  • Codemasters announces F1 2015 for PC, PS4, Xbox One

  • Marrrfooo 26/03/2015

    @Wonderboyf60 I think its simply because this is a new engine so was developed with the '14 pack as the content whilst awaiting the 15' cars to be unveiled.

    Codies can, for the next iterations, tweak and polish the engine further and ready themselves for the release of the '16 cars to get the game out maybe even earlier.

    You gotta start somewhere when you're changing development strategy and earning an approx 4 month early release is a decent starting gain. Although release dates mean nothing if it's doesn't play well. Hehe.
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  • Marrrfooo 26/03/2015

    @superfurry But it's just not possible. Not with liveries and tech updates. Codies are trying to get the game out earlier so that with a nice new (hopefully better than ever) engine behind them they can put time into updating the cars for new seasons faster and earlier. But considering the 2015 cars only broke cover a month ago - and with the secrecy and licencing minefield that is F1 - a 3-4 month earlier release than before is a good start.

    How it plays is of course the question. From a personal perspective I'd love to know whether the co-op season mode allows any more than 2 players (i.e. 3 people playing along in a season in different teams). I know most won't be bothered by that but I'm hoping new gen tech power might make that more feasible...
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  • Farming Simulator 15 console release date crops up

  • Marrrfooo 19/03/2015

    @jamyskis1981 I was waiting for someone to drop this in. Great work. :D Reply +1
  • Car Mechanic Simulator 2015 out in April

  • Marrrfooo 19/03/2015

    You wanna play Car Mechanic Simulator 2015?

    *breathes in sharply through teeth*

    That's gonna cost you, mate...

    ;)
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  • First shots of F1 2015 leak

  • Marrrfooo 16/02/2015

    I am also keenly looking out for this. And second comments regarding co-op season play. It was the foundation of my enjoyment of it with a friend.

    Ironically I now have a further person who might get involved this year - so am now hoping that a rival seasons (as well as the original two man co-op) that will allow for more than two people to participate in a season is possible. But I reckon I'm in the minority on that one. :)
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  • Marrrfooo 16/02/2015

    @Mr-V Interesting comment.

    I didn't pick up 2014 having been on-board since 2012 as I'd moved over to next gen by then. But I thought the handling in 2013 was pretty great. Challenging at times but I didn't find it punishing me or being ridiculously twitchy (a bar set by the ridiculously twitch NFS:Shift 2).

    I'm guessing that it felt easier to keep the car stable for you in 2014? Or was it more about being able to recover the car more easily when it tried to get away from you? Or something else...?

    Am just genuinely curious as to how different it felt from 2013. :)
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  • Video: Battlefield Hardline's image problem

  • Marrrfooo 11/02/2015

    The biggest and most immediate problem for me was that Hardline felt somewhere between a 15-20 BF:Vietnam-esque DLC and an F2P title.

    I think your video is spot on about how thin the skin gets when stretched across the militaristic-fuelled core of the game.

    It clearly trades on the BF name for identity-related sales when what it really should have done was break out as a separately named IP, with the aforementioned toned down weaponry. If it was good enough the fact it was a Visceral title would have been fine (see: "from the guys who brought you (some) of BF4" as a suitable marketing line). This would have given it more room to independently breathe and explore different areas (simply removing planes and tanks and using smaller maps made the experience less diluted than BF often feels early on). Some of the innovations in it were excellent. A free-choice progress path is, for FPS titles on console, bordering on revolutionary and game-smoothing things like picking ammo and health off players who can distribute same but might be too busy to do so show a refreshing player-focused drive to change things up.

    I think parallels with contemporary real world police issues is unfortunate and does it no favours when viewed through the 'social responsibility scope'. It is indeed a debate worth having, but it doesn't feel like a weight worth attaching to the game to bring it down.

    It just doesn't feel different enough to warrant being a full game and feels too similar to standard BF to make the cops 'n' robbers theme come through strongly enough. It feels like a missed opportunity to charge less and start small with a grand and entertaining experiment than to try and convince people that there is a full games worth of *different play* than you get from the BF4 title you probably already own (if you have any interest in it).

    I may not agree with all of the social commentary gravity applied to the video but I think it largely nails why it feels odd/awkward and highlights a debate on social responsibility. But I can't label the game extremely socially wreckless or irresponsible for what it portrays - its simply more vulnerable to negative assessment when social commentary is brought in. It feels a bit harsh to beat a game's theme choice when it's at least trying something different from its past rigid forms in that regard.
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  • Prison Architect will launch in 2015

  • Marrrfooo 30/01/2015

    Played my friends copy of this briefly and loved it and that was about 18+ months ago. Swore when I got a PC I'd pick it up. That time is fast approaching. :) Reply +2
  • Evolve has a free-to-play match-3 mobile game

  • Marrrfooo 30/01/2015

    Evolve - the most ironic of names for a game with the least progressive and most purposeless add-ons and app fluffing out there.

    Give people compelling reasons to play your game. Have an app for stats or management by all means. But splintering your app with other play features and meta-games? Absolute tosh.
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  • Digital Foundry: Hands-on with the Evolve beta

  • Marrrfooo 21/01/2015

    Whilst not to dismiss it entirely I think the biggest problem for me was that this game, under a technical test 4 weeks from launch and post-gold couldn't successfully allow me and up to 2 friends to play together in any server during the whole weekend. It couldn't find any games with 1-3 spaces in. Really? That sounds encouraging doesn't it - and this isn't a game that's trying to get 64 players to play together either. Shambolic technical test from my perspective on PS4 - perhaps the more loved in XBO version worked on that front.

    The only game last year that successfully launched an online focused game without a networking or core game hiccup was Destiny - packing a rumoured half a billion dollar budget.

    Why can't developers get their online components of their titles (we're talking online-focused games) even close to working for launch anymore? I'll be staggered if this doesn't fall over on launch day. Staggered.
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