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  • Star Citizen races past $50m mark after selling new space ships

  • One_Vurfed_Gwrx 18/08/2014

    I backed this game at the $60 level I think, but unlike most people backing it (seemingly) I only really care about the Squadron 42 section. If the Star Citizen part comes out and is fun it is just a bonus for me. Not having the time or interest in the longer trading styles kept me from backing Elite: Dangerous. I have backed a few Kickstarters but mainly from developers I knew. Most of what I backed has come out now (or part of it in the case of Broken Age) with only a few left to wait for (I haven't Kickstarted anything for over a year though) Reply +2
  • Snake moves with the times, Lara doesn't

  • One_Vurfed_Gwrx 16/08/2014

    @CloudXIV I seem to remember Tomb Raider playing a lot better on the Saturn at the time, also having access to both, despite the ugly transparencies. The RE thing I didn't directly compare but improved (maybe they did something else other than resolution but that seems unlikely) backgrounds are part of what Capcom was quoting as improvements over the Playstation version. Also, a fair few Saturn games ran in a high-res mode such as VF2, I don't recall what resolution RE ran in though. I haven't played either TR for a good few years, but seem to remember the general cosnensus at the time being similar to what I had said re smoothness. Neither excuses Sony's underhand tactic with 2 and 3 of making Core have to pretty much say that the Saturn couldn't handle them to avoid revealing their NDA'd exclusivity deal.

    I do disagree with exclusivity periods of games and content that aren't designed as exclusives though, I remember the Xbox version of Prince of Persia reboot losing the Prince of Persia 2 unlockable (and possibly something else) due to having to have feature parity with Sony (did it release earlier on PS2 too, I think so but can't remember...) I do know that I Ninja never got a European release on non-PS2 platforms (not that I cared about the game) as part of the same 3 game deal (along with BG&E)
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  • One_Vurfed_Gwrx 16/08/2014

    @CloudXIV From what I remember the Saturn version ran smoother than the PS1 version, although it suffered from poorer transparencies. As for RE1, it had worse character models but higher-res backdrops so it had pros and cons (and a tiny bit of exclusive content such as the reskinned enemy and a game mode IIRC). TR2 was a time when the Saturn was still alive and all the PR about it only being possible on Playstation did a lot of damage to the Saturn (along with plenty of deserved damage from Sega's own istakes) and recall eventualy seeing an interview with someone from Core admitting that Sony had the deal AND wouldn't allow them to admit to it existing. Reply +1
  • Underworld Ascension: The game that took 20 years to sign

  • One_Vurfed_Gwrx 01/08/2014

    UU1 is one of my all time favorute games. The sequel was decent but did not match the design of the original. I remember havung to play through the unpatched version with its annoying bugs like having to limit the size of loot piles or they became unpickupable and kne doorway that randonly transformed anything equipped into random items potentially destroying unique essential artifacts(or duplicating them) and ending up with boots equipped on your head. Easily bypassed by unequipping everything however there was a nasty beastie right on the other side so you had to do the fastest equip possible to survive and kill it.
    I enjoyed the atmosphere and the way it turned certain tropes on their head back then such as meeting goblins who were happy to that not just the first step of cannon fodder. This was the game (along with Doom admittedly) that I designed my first PC spec around (386sx25 with a whole 4MB if RAM). Interestingly EA released this on the Playstation in Japan with a full screen view (and admittedly clunkier controls) but for some reason never released it in English. It was a game I always thought worth a fan translation as the original script obviously exists in English. But I am stuck with my Japanese copies for the time being.

    I hope that this new version channels the feel and design of the original game with its singular coherent sprawling multi layer dungeon world rather than the bite size chunks of spacially separate worlds of the sequel.

    Apologies for waffling a bit but it is one of the games that defined PC Gaming for me and moved me from my dying Amiga.
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  • Shin Megami Tensei 4 Europe release date finally announced

  • One_Vurfed_Gwrx 30/07/2014

    @ol\'dirty\'bus\'stop Soul Hackers was an updated port of an old Saturn game so felt more archaic than newer releases. SMT IV is not exactly the same as the dungeons are third person but if you liked Strange Journey and don't mind 'moving around' random encounters you should like it. The look up and down mechanic is a little clunky but jot used enough to matter too much. I have enjoyed it overall bit got to get back into my US copy after I got distracted by other games 15 hours in. Reply 0
  • Watch and absorb the entire lore of Warcraft

  • One_Vurfed_Gwrx 28/07/2014

    Saddest thing for me is that WOW has pretty much mined everything from its lore making a real WC4 unlikely. Reply 0
  • UK changing approach to illegal torrents

  • One_Vurfed_Gwrx 22/07/2014

    @CaptainTrips Remembers the amount of products that Steam allow to be region controlled (even if it is at the behest of the publishers) which are unavailable for purchase in select countries. Do it GOG style, and if Steam is that big to the publishers and they want to sell PC stuff they may follow suit.

    As for original article, does this mean that all the torrent site blocks will be removed then? No? Thought not...
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  • What's behind Japan's Gundam game obsession?

  • One_Vurfed_Gwrx 13/07/2014

    @OmegaNemesis28 The amount of Japanese arcades I used to frequent losing the traditional arcade gaming sections for redemption stuff is saddening too. It has changed a lot in the six years or so I have been visiting the country. The multiplayer strategy card stuff and these Gundam sprawls. There are usually some fighting games too but the variety has been dying. This is from the perspective of a shmup fan. Reply +3
  • PS4 fails to boost Japan console market

  • One_Vurfed_Gwrx 08/07/2014

    @Saint_of_Killers But Ishin is another cross-platform title so hardly likely to be a system seller for a slightly higher resolution and 60fps. (For the record it was the only PS4 title of any interest to me due out this year, but I just got the PS3 version to play) (Xbox One also has no exclusives I care about (the only one was Dead Rising 3 and that is coming to PC soon too)) Reply 0
  • Kids react to Game Boy

  • One_Vurfed_Gwrx 07/07/2014

    My 8 year old son seems not to care about graphics in the slightest. He can sit at home and play PS3/WiiU games, mobile games as a distraction when bored out of the house (etc) or on his hand-me-down DS, then go to his Grandma's and happily enjoy the original Gameboy she has sitting there for him (with stuff like Mario Land and Kirby, with Pokemon being offered as an incentive to catch up on his reading practice, although he did not like Tetris). I don't think he has even mentioned the graphics, just the games (as in content and enjoyment of them). Didn't particularly train him this way either and he didn't really see much retro stuff growing up either. Reply +4
  • NIS America Europe online store launches with "ridiculous prices"

  • One_Vurfed_Gwrx 02/07/2014

    @wojciechmusialkiewi Which would be great if Amazon wasn't the worst online shop for exporting from (they won't ship video-games outside of America). All parcel carriers charge the handling charge, I think Royal Mail's is the smallest charge too. Also your shipping counting towards the taxable amount is very dubiousd (even if it is legal) Reply 0
  • One_Vurfed_Gwrx 02/07/2014

    @wojciechmusialkiewi I wouldn't mind being able to pay customs myself if I could skip the scammy overpriced handling fees the delivery companies charge. But they don't offer means to do this so we get scammed by the companies with the threat of no parcel without dealing with them. AND we have a really shittily low import threshold in the UK too, coming back here from SK was a shock. Reply +1
  • Mass Effect 2 retrospective

  • One_Vurfed_Gwrx 01/06/2014

    @Ryze As the PS3 did not get ME1 they released a DLC that is an interactive comic for all versions that allowed you to read the truncated story and make many of the story choices that affect ylur character. I forget its name though. WIIU just got ME3. Reply +1
  • Valiant Hearts: The Great War dated for June

  • One_Vurfed_Gwrx 07/05/2014

    Hmm, I note that despite Child of Light getting a WiiU release that this one doesn't.
    Saying that if it turns out decent like I hope it does, I will probably get it on PC anyway.
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  • Nintendo swings the DLC season pass club with Mario Golf: World Tour

  • One_Vurfed_Gwrx 23/04/2014

    @sporkhead Nope, didn't know about that, but now I wonder if changing the "region" will affect my eshop purchases (I heard it could when changing to South American countries, don't know about Canada though). Also, Outrun 3D? Arcade version? I thought licensing had killed off Outrun games again with the Outrun 2s being removed from online networks... Heads to Google... Reply 0
  • One_Vurfed_Gwrx 22/04/2014

    @sporkhead I tried using a UK credit card on my US DS while living in South Korea and it wouldn't accept it, although if you know it has worked for people within the UK it could have been the IP address being out of the UK. Reply 0
  • XCOM creator Julian Gollop's Chaos Reborn succeeds its Kickstarter goal

  • One_Vurfed_Gwrx 17/04/2014

    And I ended up forgetting to back at the last minute... One day I will start to remember to do these things early with a low amount then decide what I want. As said by others the generous basic package probably worked against it in some ways. Will have to buy it on release instead as demo seemed decent although I hope we get the full basic play mode from the original as an option (plain arena, 8 wizards, random spells and all players's spells chosen at start of turn) Reply 0
  • Team17 moves on from Worms with Lemmings-inspired Flockers

  • One_Vurfed_Gwrx 07/04/2014

    @ludodown They released Alien Breed 3D and a (in my opinion atrocious) sequel on the Amiga platforms. First game was basic looking compared to Doom but played quite well. Second was prettier and fullscreen but was bland. Reply +3
  • New 'n' Tasty needs to sell 500K to fund an original new Oddworld game

  • One_Vurfed_Gwrx 18/03/2014

    @internisus I agree. Stranger took forever to get into a usable state for most people but the last I heard it was finally in an acceptable state unlike the Munch update which seems to have been forgotten about and makes it look like they only care about the PS3 versions. Reply +2
  • One_Vurfed_Gwrx 18/03/2014

    @internisus They eventually patched Stranger HD up after its initial release but AFAIK we are still waiting for Munch without a hint of a release date. Reply +4
  • Double Fine launches Amnesia Fortnight 2014 with Pendleton Ward

  • One_Vurfed_Gwrx 07/02/2014

    And the Pendleton Ward pitches were so uninteresting it actually encouraged me to pay below the average... Plenty of interesting ideas from the DF pitches, so picking 3 will be a challenge. Reply -1
  • Zavvi threatens customers with legal action after accidentally sending free Vitas

  • One_Vurfed_Gwrx 10/12/2013

    @gamefan https://www.gov.uk/your-rights-bailiffs
    Tell bailiffs to go away (in less polite terms) and refuse to ever deal with them or let them in your house. Especially if you don't own a car for them to try and steal :)
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  • Free-to-play game Doctor Who: Legacy launches tomorow

  • One_Vurfed_Gwrx 26/11/2013

    @varsas They did do an adventure game series. Had a few too many stealth bits added but they were better than most of the Who games have been. It would be nice to see a fully-fledged adventure game done properly rather than bite-size adventures though. Reply +2
  • Oddworld: New 'n' Tasty set for spring

  • One_Vurfed_Gwrx 15/11/2013

    Remembers how long Stranger HD took after the PS versions... And Munch HD is still MIA too... Reply 0
  • Project Zomboid shuffles to Steam Early Access this week

  • One_Vurfed_Gwrx 06/11/2013

    ^points at the prices listed in the article^ :) Reply +10
  • Assassin's Creed 4, Watch Dogs DLC exclusive to PlayStation for six months

  • One_Vurfed_Gwrx 30/10/2013

    @DJ-360-360 The Steam page lists teh Aveline missions for the Digital Deluxe Edition already if that helps so probably just "not Xbox systems" Reply 0
  • One_Vurfed_Gwrx 24/10/2013

    I still remember the farce of those exclusivity windows starting with Sony and the PS2 versions of Prince of Persia Sands of Time,Ininja and Beyond Good and Evil. The.middle title remained exclysive to PS.2 in Europe and the Xbox version of POP lost all extra bonus features it had over PS2 version (one being Prince of Persia 2 IIRC) when it did get released. So Sony were doing this before MS. Reply +2
  • BioShock 2 updated for Steam after Games for Windows Live closure

  • One_Vurfed_Gwrx 04/10/2013

    Reiterating the Minerva's Den stuff, yay, I can finally get it after being unable to purchase it due to my IP being in the wrong region... (even though the game was available and all other DLC) Reply +1
  • Myths and legends: a postcard from Tokyo Game Show 2013

  • One_Vurfed_Gwrx 23/09/2013

    I finally set-up my streetpass before hitting TGS, got nearly 200 hits (and that is with me not checking that often and it only storing a maximum of ten at a time.) Too busy checking other stuff out to play with it constantly (I only had the one day to visit). So 3DS seemed common enough there.

    As for the content, something about it "felt" smaller than the last time I went in 2008... XBox One software looked generic, and didn't see much worth queueing for the PS4 either (I admit to queueing for the "Yakuza Ishin" showreel though. Reading a report elsewhere I apparently missed a playable Strider somewhere as I didn't see much of interest at the Capcom booth.

    Still enjoyed the trip though and nice to finally have a chance to give it another go after schedules never matched mine.
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  • Telltale tells of its next tale: The Wolf Among Us preview

  • One_Vurfed_Gwrx 13/09/2013

    @Cold_Waste Nah, I remember the issues when Telltale released "The Adventure Bundle" and I don't think they ever sorted the fact that one of teh games (Penny Arcade ep 1&2 IIRC) would not work at all on AMD cards even though it was fine on other paltforms liek Steam. I did enjoy Walking Dead though, and the only bugs on PC were a few Achievements that didn't activate first tiem around. Reply +2
  • Seoul calibre: Inside Korea's gaming culture

  • One_Vurfed_Gwrx 04/09/2013

    @Bluetooth Yeah, I live in the por agricultural province (in a decent sized city still but...) and you do see a lot less of the obvious plastic surgery types. Seoul is obviously the main place for that, as even Busan seems a bit more down to earth. I'm not a fan of Seoul, it seems to lack character, in the same way that I prefer Osaka over Tokyo in Japan. Reply +3
  • One_Vurfed_Gwrx 04/09/2013

    Currently living in Korea (two and a half years and counting), I can agree, gaming is all about smartphone games and PC games. Supermarkets have a very limited console & game selection and you have to hit more specialist areas to find a better selection. I have to disagree a bit about Yongsan undergorund mall as I saw all sorts of console stuff, much older than 1999 in there, sucha as PC Engine and Neo Geo stuff (although I was mainly shopping for current stuff). They also had a huge range of "bootleg" consoles that I had never encountered before.

    The shops aren't quite like the heavy hitters in Japan like Super Potato, but the selection wasn't bad for a region that really doesn't seem to care about consoles. I've seen the odd kid with a DS (or 3DS), but 99% of the time kids are just playing on smart phones. Must admit that I rarely travel to Seoul, mainly to commute overseas or the odd trip for some decent western food (and a quick gander at Yongsan market).

    And yes, the super fast internet is nice :) Cheap PC Bangs are handy when you need one too.

    Edit - And arcades do seem to be all about Tekken and music peripheral games with a smattering of Psikyo shmups too. The odd Neo Geo game too. Arcades also tend to have small karaoke booths where you pay per song too.
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  • GameStop to restock out of print vintage titles

  • One_Vurfed_Gwrx 14/08/2013

    Wasn't it Gamestop who did this years ago with the reprinting of the Playstation Persona 2: Eternal Punishment? I recall Ebay prices were extortionate at the time so someone paid Atlus to be able to produce a new batch to distribute. Gamestop of course, ripped them open, chucked the boxes and sold them as disc only pre-owned (I think that's how it went, I got mine from a reputable supplier at the time) Seemed very silly at the time to me. Reply +1
  • Sega bids on purchasing Atlus

  • One_Vurfed_Gwrx 06/08/2013

    Not quite sure why Dark Souls keeps getting brought up as it is a FROM Software title, and has had a few publishers for the various games (I know Atlus published Demon's Souls in the US, did they publish the US Dark Souls too?).

    Also, hard to say who would be good as owners of Atlus (as a big Atlus fan), although if it went to a platform holder, I think Nintendo would be a better fit than Sony, especially as I imagine most of Atlus' money comes from 3DS software. I am not sure if any third part publisher would be particularly good, but agree that Sega sounds better than Square-Enix for them. As for Persona 5, it could easily go the console route to WiiU instead of 3DS, although Persona isn't my favourite Atlus franchise so...
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  • After EA: How Sang-Froid's team left to head for the woods

  • One_Vurfed_Gwrx 05/08/2013

    @DefendoCroc Me too... Reply +1
  • Pay what you want for Saints Row: The Third in the Humble Deep Silver Bundle

  • One_Vurfed_Gwrx 31/07/2013

    I went for the cheap $5 as I own Saint Rows 3, Risen 2 and all of their DLC already . I'd considered the Dead Island GOTY for $5 on the Steam sale but didn't bite. SR2 isn't supposed to be a great port and not too sure about Sacred 2. If I owned less of the ones I'd care about I might've paid more. (plus right after Steam sale of course) Reply 0
  • Dragon Age saves "absolutely come across" to Inquisition

  • One_Vurfed_Gwrx 25/07/2013

    It seems EA doesn't want to release "Complete Editions" with all the DLC these days. Dragon Age: Origins got one, but I don't recall seeing similar for DA2 or ME2. Do they even reduce the DLC ever on PC (Bioware stuff)? (I don't check often but have never seen any reduced thus they will remain unpurchased) Reply 0
  • Mighty Switch Force! 2 due this month on the 3DS eShop

  • One_Vurfed_Gwrx 15/07/2013

    Watching that trailer just reminded me how it would be cool to see an update of Burning Rangers :) Reply +1
  • Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon update released

  • One_Vurfed_Gwrx 11/07/2013

    @PrimalxConvoy
    When I downloaded the PS3 demo it loaded fine. Wasn't too impressed though (don't know if it was using a controller or it as I usually play FPS on PC)
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  • Telltale Humble Bundle lasts for this week only

  • One_Vurfed_Gwrx 31/05/2013

    I paid very little as I have bought all of the games bar the poker one I don't care about for a lot more from Telltale or Steam. I just wanted to have the DRM free versions to go with what I already have. If I didn't have the Walking Dead I would've gone for something above the average, but I supported Telltale well enough by having bought 80% of their stuff from their website (with accompanying DRM) so I don't feel too guilty.

    I will second many people here by saying that I really enjoyed The Walking Dead (bought it around ep2 I think on a minor sale).
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  • Penny Arcade series concludes in early June

  • One_Vurfed_Gwrx 21/05/2013

    And it tells me they are all out of codes... Reply +1
  • Tales of Symphonia and sequel getting HD PS3 remake

  • One_Vurfed_Gwrx 13/05/2013

    Wasn't the official reason for the PS2 port not getting translated that Nintendo had something to do with funding the GC translation? If so, what are the chances of us really getting this? Although being teased to a Spanish site... Reply 0
  • Eternal Darkness "spiritual successor" Shadow of the Eternals announced

  • One_Vurfed_Gwrx 04/05/2013

    @jimboton While I have little confidence in Dyack ,the episodic thing doesn't sound an issue as the original game pretty much worked that way with the added modern day hub. Reply 0
  • Thief 4 screenshots leak ahead of possible reveal

  • One_Vurfed_Gwrx 05/03/2013

    @shadowmind If it's made optional or only allowable on lower difficulties that wouldn't be so bad. Thief games always had a good range of changes in difficulty settings, meaning that going for hardest was always the way to go. Reply +2
  • Strike Suit Zero review

  • One_Vurfed_Gwrx 24/01/2013

    I haven't actually installed my full copy, but from my play of the beta, I had no speed issues whatsoever, and I can't remember any crashes. It did take a little while to get the hang of the Strike Suit mode, but I did that mission in maybe 5 attempts, and I don't think I did it optimaly. Difficulty seemed harsh at first, but after a couple of missions you get the hang of fighting more tactically. Checkpoints seemed okay on the missions I played, although I can't remember f you could skip dialogues (if not, that is somethign that needs fixed).

    Overall, it seemed promising and I look forward to spending a bit of time with it soon. The price also seems quite decent (and cheaper than you'd have paid pledging towards it), especially with the 20% off on Steam at present.
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  • Minecraft XBLA outsold Minecraft PC in 2012

  • One_Vurfed_Gwrx 11/01/2013

    The Pocket Edition seems to be huge over here in Korea, it is the most common game I see kids playing on their smartphones by a large margin. Reply 0
  • Mutant Mudds dev concerned by potential Nintendo 3DS piracy

  • One_Vurfed_Gwrx 04/01/2013

    I seem to recall Dementium II being prtty hard to find on retail shelves in europe on release, may have somethign to do with sales :P
    Also, I have a card for one of my DS systems, and all I've used it for is to play homebrew stuff (Lone Wolf books ;), fan translations and briefly to run a piece of software (Japanese dictionary) that I'd tmeporarily misplaced the cart for. I probably own 100-200 real DS games from all the regions.

    I do however agree that I'd love to see the 3DS region protection hacked as I am a multi-market gamer (haven't bought a 3DS yet, but going to have to get an American one (XL catches my eye despite battery reports still being on the poor side)as they seem to get most of the obscurer games that I like that Europe doesn't (Atlus) so for once I won't be suporting my home market) (Interstingly if I bought a 3DS where I am currently living, I'd be even more screwed as Nintendo has a special Korean only region for 3DS and Wii, so I couldn't even play Japanese stuff)
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  • THQ president gives $1000 to the Humble THQ Bundle. Total payments near $2m

  • One_Vurfed_Gwrx 01/12/2012

    @Doomspoon
    Saint's Row 3 was a game I had zero interest in but gave it a quick look (about 5 hours it turned out) on the free Steam weekend. It was pretty fun to play and not as dull as the GTAs I keep trying (since the first anyway). Aircraft hanling was fine too (helicopters at least)
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  • 3D Space Harrier heading for 3DS

  • One_Vurfed_Gwrx 21/11/2012

    I hope this manages to be pretty much a perfect arcade port but with added 3D effects (or at least has the option of being that way). Would be interesting to see what Planet Harriers is like too if they decide to follow it up as I never saw one in the wild. Reply +1
  • Silicon Knights ordered to recall and destroy all unsold copies of Too Human, X-Men Destiny, more

  • One_Vurfed_Gwrx 10/11/2012

    Even if SK are in the wrong, this is the point where I would anonymously release the source code and data for all those games into the internet wilderness so they still exist (even if only as a big F.you to Epic who they obviously had issues with at some point leading to this sorry mess). Once it's out there, it won't be locked away or destroyed whatever Epic try. I don't believe in wholesale deestruction of these things even if SK are entirely in the wrong, the judgement is stupid. Reply 0