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  • Games of 2014: Alien: Isolation

  • MrE26 27/12/2014

    Loved this, finally an Alien game that did the franchise justice. Atmosphere was absolutely perfect, any fears about it being too repetitive were handled well, the fan service they threw in there was done beautifully & it was tense as fuck throughout.

    The old school design & save section added massively to the game, & i always felt that any deaths (& there were many) were my own fault. Although the Alien is a fucking DICK.

    Exactly what an Alien game should be. Now, give them a sequel set during the initial outbreak on LV426 & I'll be as happy as a pig in shit.
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  • Latest Assassin's Creed Unity patch boosts performance

  • MrE26 23/12/2014

    Played it on X1 since patch 2 & I've honestly not had any issues. It drops a little in crowded areas but it's far from game breaking & it's no worse than most open world games have been for years. The initiates/companion app stuff is a bit shit but totally optional & the rewards are pointless fluff anyway. My honest opinion is that it's no worse than any other AC games have been, performance wise.

    The game itself is a fairly standard AC game wrapped around a fucking gorgeous looking city. Not sure what anyone else expected at this point? It's cheap as fuck now & it's well worth a look if you're a fan of the franchise. If you aren't, even if it was running at 1080p & 60fps, the game was never gonna convert you anyway.
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  • Amazon Black Friday week deals continue

  • MrE26 26/11/2014

    Shadow of Mordor is the only thing I've wanted so far, & it was gone within a second. Either you need 15 fingers on each hand to be in with a chance of getting there in time or the Amazon app is shite. Reply 0
  • GTA 5's next-gen grass compared

  • MrE26 19/11/2014

    Seriously, if you're an Xbox One owner & this in any way effects your enjoyment of the game, you're doing it wrong. Reply +5
  • MrE26 19/11/2014

    How about people just play whichever system they own & don't fucking concern themselves with the one they don't? These articles should be handy for those who own both & are deciding which machine to buy the game for but they've turned into clickbait.

    A fucking grass comparison FFS?!
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  • MrE26 19/11/2014

    I can't believe I've actually just watched that.

    Seriously, a game world that's fucking enormous, beautiful to look at & full of stuff to do & people are arguing over which one has more foliage? Really?!
    Reply +2
  • Who needs games: PlayStation 4's first year

  • MrE26 15/11/2014

    This happens with pretty much every recent console launch. You have a bunch of games that over-promise & under-deliver & the rest are just shinier versions of the previous generations games. It's around years 2-3 that the systems bugs get ironed out, development tools improve & devs get a handle on what the systems can & can't do. The previous gen machines then quickly become obsolete & we start seeing games built from the ground up for the new ones. It's always been the case & it always will be.

    Both X1 & PS4 already have enough of a userbase to make either a fairly safe purchase.
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  • Grand Theft Auto 5 first-person mode confirmed for PC, PS4, Xbox One

  • MrE26 04/11/2014

    30fps? Did they not claim PS4 was 1080p60 back when this was announced or have i totally made that up?

    EDIT: That was actually a genuine question, not sure why I'm being negged for it?
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  • Super bank breakers

  • MrE26 02/11/2014

    I uncovered a box of SNES games last summer that I'd stored away years earlier & forgotten about.

    Stuck them on eBay on the off chance someone would want them & ended up paying for a holiday with it.
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  • GTA: San Andreas HD on Xbox 360 is a mobile port

  • MrE26 30/10/2014

    @Badassbab Hmm, I'm not sure. Although I'd imagine if they're capturing footage of the 360 version it'd be a lot easier to capture the Xbox version using the 360 emulator at the same time. Reply 0
  • MrE26 30/10/2014

    @Badassbab Here you go. http://youtu.be/hSM3cRMLFXQ Reply 0
  • MrE26 30/10/2014

    @Simatron3000 it's not that bad, it's perfectly playable & looks... well, like San Andreas running in 720p. They could definitely have put a bit more effort in & ported the PC game across with full analogue support but for 3 it's a passable enough version. Reply +2
  • MrE26 30/10/2014

    I'd still take 720p versions of Vice City & GTA3 for the same price, mobile ports or not. Reply +6
  • MrE26 30/10/2014

    For 3 it's hard to argue with it & it's still a fun game to revisit, but it really does play like a cheap, stripped down version of a classic game.

    Analogue controls for driving are gone, 5.1 audio is dropped & It's a little glitchy.
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  • Assassin's Creed: Unity features World War 2 section

  • MrE26 30/10/2014

    Could really have done without that being spoiled... Reply +103
  • Microsoft announces Xbox One Christmas price cut in US

  • MrE26 27/10/2014

    The first one to drop under 300 with a game bundled gets a sale from me. Reply +7
  • Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas getting Xbox 360 re-release, leaked Achievements suggest

  • MrE26 24/10/2014

    Seem odd that they'd do this now when they failed to capitalise on HD re-releases of 3 & Vice City for their 10 year anniversaries. A GTA HD collection would no doubt have proven fairly popular too. Reply +2
  • Face-Off: The Evil Within

  • MrE26 17/10/2014

    So i take it the 360 & PS3 versions don't exist as far as DF are concerned then? Reply +9
  • Alien: Isolation review

  • MrE26 03/10/2014

    @geeza2020 George defended Aliens: Colonial Marines on here, so I think he's actually from opposites world. Reply +2
  • MrE26 03/10/2014

    @Panchos They have it in stock & are shipping it now, I got an email telling me it had shipped earlier this afternoon so I should have it tomorrow. Reply +1
  • MrE26 03/10/2014

    Was tempted to wait til I picked up a ps4 for this but 25 for the 360 version at Simply Games made me pull the trigger early. This sounds like exactly what I want from an Alien game, I just hope the old consoles can do it justice. Reply -1
  • Xbox boss Phil Spencer makes case for Tomb Raider exclusivity deal

  • MrE26 18/08/2014

    As much as i understand people being pissed off about this, from a business point of view you can't really blame Square for taking the money. They'd have been up against Uncharted on PS4 anyway, so this allows them to avoid going head on with Naughty Dog & then release on PS4 once the Uncharted hype has died down. It's a no-brainer for them.

    I can't really see Tomb Raider having any meaningful impact on X1's fortunes anyway.
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  • Why Silent Hill 2 is still the most disturbing game ever made

  • MrE26 17/08/2014

    Still one of the most atmospheric & creepy games I've ever played. Shame the recent HD collection almost completely fucked it up. Reply +20
  • The end of gimmicks?

  • MrE26 17/05/2014

    The problem with motion control stuff is, while it sounds great on paper, the reality is always a very pale imitation. Playing something like Skyrim where you control your own sword & shield sounds great. Then you try it & you've got no feedback when you hit something, there's no real precision & your arms are fucking killing you after 10 minutes. You're basically flailing round like you're having a seizure & hoping for the best. This is why simple stuff like Wii Sports worked well, & why once that got boring the Wii pretty much died. It just doesn't work for anything but quick, throwaway party games.

    VR, if it works properly & doesn't give everyone crippling headaches & motion sickness, could really take off though. That should add a huge amount of immersion to certain game genres & more importantly, won't need games specifically designed to use it.
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  • MrE26 17/05/2014

    I hope that's the end of it, but it probably isn't. Optional gimmickry is fine, if someone wants to chat away to their console or flail around their front room, let them. Me, i feel like a complete idiot doing that so don't force it on me.

    All i want to do is throw a disc in my console, pick up a controller & play some games, & i suspect i'm not in the minority. Driving the price up by bundling in mandatory shit that's novelty wears off after about 17 seconds then lying about how integral it is to the entire system is not the way to go. The entire reason most of us go the console route is the simplicity of them. Plug in, play.

    Stop fucking that up by layering the core experience with needless, unwanted, gimmicky shit.
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  • Better without Kinect

  • MrE26 14/05/2014

    So basically, if they'd just listened to gamers from the start this could all have been avoided. The DRM policies they had prior to launch, the mandatory Kinect that's novelty wears off after about 17 seconds & that pushes the price into unreasonable territory. All of these couldn't be changed they said, and now they all have.

    The 360 got so many things right & was a huge success as a result, how the fuck did they manage to fuck the X1 up so impressively?
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  • Newspaper report linking stabbing of Leeds teacher to Dark Souls disputed

  • MrE26 29/04/2014

    Ah, the Daily Mail. The paper which, if you wiped your arse with it, more shit would come off the fucking paper. Reply +76
  • Looks like the Metro games are coming to PS4 and Xbox One

  • MrE26 31/03/2014

    @abeeken I kinda half agree with you. I think if Metro comes to PS4/XB1 (as well as the rumoured PS4 port of The Last of Us), the bulk of the work will be done getting the engine up & running, which is something the developers would have been doing anyway for future games. Reply 0
  • MrE26 31/03/2014

    I do look at these releases in the same way I look at remastered Blu Ray or CD releases though. People who love the games can pick them up again & keep playing them at the best quality possible.

    People who don't, just ignore them & get something new. It's not like there's only so many games that are allowed to be released at one time & these are taking something else's place is it?
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  • MrE26 31/03/2014

    Great games for anyone who hasn't played them, but this needs to be a budget release. You can pick the originals up for less than 15 for the pair nowadays.

    Curious to know what the Redux refers to as well, new levels in the original?
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  • The Last of Us headed to PS4 this summer, Sony employee says

  • MrE26 27/03/2014

    I don't get why people are complaining about this. Films & music are regularly remastered & re-released so they can continue to be experienced in the best quality possible. Why not games? Reply +2
  • Dark Souls 2 review

  • MrE26 11/03/2014

    @myms1ps3 exactly. In most games, dying means you've failed. In the Souls games, it's an essential part of your progression. You learn through your deaths. Plus rarely does a game give you such a sense of accomplishment when you beat a boss that seemed impossible the first 9 times you attempted it. Reply +6
  • MrE26 11/03/2014

    The original is a game I bought on hearing how amazing it is, played it a few times & became utterly frustrated with how inaccessible & punishingly hard it was. Put it down & never picked it up again for about 6 months.

    Then, I decided to give it another go. Still inaccessible, still fucking nails, but once you get over the fact that death in these games are part of the experience, it all clicks into place. It quickly went from being a game I couldn't get into to being a game I couldn't tear myself away from.

    Glad to hear the sequel lives up to expectations.
    Reply +44
  • Microsoft: Xbox 360's Games with Gold programme will improve

  • MrE26 10/03/2014

    Always had Gold, & thus far i've only downloaded 2 games from there. The selection is just piss poor most of the time. Either great but ancient games that everyone's already bought or ancient shit that nobody wants.

    Making it a rental service with newer titles & a bigger selection would benefit everyone.
    Reply +3
  • Rambo: The Video Game review

  • MrE26 21/02/2014

    Echoing what a few others have said, this is extremely harsh on First Blood. The increasingly ludicrous sequels seem to have made people forget just how good the first film was & pretty much ruined the character.

    Still, i kinda want to play this now.
    Reply +11
  • Win a 400 Sony Entertainment Network voucher

  • MrE26 21/02/2014

    The GTA IV expansions, specifically The Ballad of Gay Tony. They fixed criticisms leveled at the main game, made the familiar game world seem new again & weaved with the original storyline expertly. They didn't feel like they'd been ripped from the game to be sold separately later on, they were newly created for fans of the game who wanted more. Exactly what DLC should be, but rarely is. Plus they actually offered good value for money in a time of lame additional side quests with a price tag slapped on. Reply 0
  • How hackers reinvented Street Fighter 2

  • MrE26 21/02/2014

    I hated the hacked versions, they were pretty much unplayable to me. They just broke the game, barely any of the 'additions' made sense, it just looked like the game had crashed. Reply 0
  • Naughty Dog mulls The Last of Us 2

  • MrE26 07/02/2014

    They could maybe show the outbreak from different characters' point of view. A different city, country, whatever. As long as it's suitably different from the original & not just a retread. More of the same but louder really would be doing the original a disservice. Reply +1
  • MrE26 07/02/2014

    The Last of Us is an amazing piece of work, & the main appeal of it (for me, anyway) is the relationship between Joel & Ellie. That was finished perfectly, i don't see any need for them to retread old ground just because the previous game was such a success.

    Another story in that world would be nice though, provided they can do something new with it & not just do the same basic thing again with new characters.
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  • Resident Evil and Onimusha composer exposed as a fraud

  • MrE26 05/02/2014

    @Uberheertje No, a director directs. A composer is meant to compose, not pay someone to do it for him. Reply +4
  • MrE26 05/02/2014

    I don't understand why the guy who actually composed for him actually did it. Why do something while someone else gets all the reward for your work? Reply +4
  • Founders leave Burnout and NFS: Hot Pursuit studio Criterion

  • MrE26 03/01/2014

    Electronic Arts ladies & gentlemen! Reply +17
  • Now Alien Isolation screenshots leak

  • MrE26 15/12/2013

    @man.the.king Fincher was fucked before the film even started shooting. Fincher's version of Alien 3 doesn't exist, & never will. Everything he's made since proves how wrong they were not to back him. Reply +2
  • A new generation: a new price-point for games

  • MrE26 30/11/2013

    Happens every single time. They trot out the same old shitty excuse about games having higher costs to develop on the new wonder machines (in spite of the fact that many are just PC ports) when the truth is, they know the early adopters have little choice but to pay it.

    Prices will drop back to the 40-45 mark once there's a little more competition around.
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  • What happens when free-to-play games aren't free?

  • MrE26 23/11/2013

    This is by far the worst thing about modern gaming & the online aspects of it. I have nothing against DLC provided it doesn't impact on the main game. Expansion packs like GTA 4's & Skyrim's are a good example of it. Completely optional new chapters for people who enjoyed the game. Even the ridiculous horse armour didn't really bother me. It's optional & added nothing, just a little gimmick for anyone silly enough to buy it.

    But when things are clearly being held back or removed to be sold separately, sometimes even to the extent that they're on the fucking disc & locked out, it's beyond taking the piss. They're shamelessly milking customers dry, & not in a good way.
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  • Warner apologises for Batman: Arkham Origins technical problems

  • MrE26 01/11/2013

    So far I've managed to avoid any major glitches & I'm enjoying the game. The lack of QC with some titles this generation has been shocking though. Way too many game breaking bugs slipping through. Reply +8
  • Games of the Generation: Dark Souls

  • MrE26 01/11/2013

    @darc it was actually all the evangelising I read that made me pick it back up & actually put some time into learning how to play it. It really is a closed book from the start & the way it just drops you into a very dark & melancholy world with no real explanation puts a lot of people off it I think.

    Once it clicks with you it's a revelation though, & I don't think any other game has given me such a sense of achievement when I finally beat a seemingly impossible boss (O & S, I'm looking at you here.)
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  • MrE26 31/10/2013

    This is one of those games that never really appealed to me. Eventually picked it up cheap after hearing all of the praise about it & fired it up for a quick 30 minute blast. Left me completely cold, had no idea what I was doing & found it clunky as fuck so it stayed in the box for another 6 months or so.

    Then, one day I decided to give it another go. Played for a while, continually getting my arse handed to me by the most common of enemies, respawing over & over again & then it just clicked & it went from being a game that I struggled to get into to being a game I struggled to put down.

    It really does require a bit of time & effort to fully get to grips with the mechanics of it & to get your head around the fact that this isn't a game that spoon feeds you everything & holds your hand the whole way through. It's hard as nails at times but never unfair, & while most games have you cursing every time you die, in this it's a part of a very necessary learning curve.

    It's a fucking brilliant game & i'm glad that i persevered with it.
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  • Why Total War: Rome 2 blood and gore is DLC

  • MrE26 01/11/2013

    I get the age rating excuse. But why charge for it? DLC really is going way too far now. Reply +20
  • Call of Duty: Ghosts 720p on Xbox One, 1080p on PS4

  • MrE26 30/10/2013

    Well, this comments thread is gonna be a trainwreck. Reply +19