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  • Sony cuts PlayStation TV UK price to 45

  • One_Vurfed_Gwrx 27/03/2015

    @michaelhamer Saw it at that price in Argos today Reply +1
  • Resident Evil 5: Gold Edition is now on Steamworks

  • One_Vurfed_Gwrx 27/03/2015

    @samharper I got this when it was newish and mouse and keyboarded it. Frim what I hear of Move the M+K is probably better. And the smoothness did help too ;)

    On a sidenote about time we got the DLC and I grabbed a PS3 gold edition for it and then discovered I had to complete the game again to play it...
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  • Making sense of Steam's refund policy

  • One_Vurfed_Gwrx 20/03/2015

    Reminds me of Game's old 10 day return policy which used to get horribly abused. The only viable way of doing this that I can see is an 'if you haven't downloaded clause'. But it is quite a different situation than a new phone contract or insurance policy etc that I assume are the law's main target. Reply 0
  • Nintendo's "kishōtenketsu" Mario level design philosophy explained

  • One_Vurfed_Gwrx 17/03/2015

    @iceytoa1 Because of the way Japanese works it would be more like 'ki-shou-ten-ketsu' Reply 0
  • Dragon Quest Heroes heads west as a PS4 exclusive

  • One_Vurfed_Gwrx 25/02/2015

    Seems a little odd to only release the PS4 versions unless their last few multiformat localisations sold better on PS4 than the huge PS3 market... Reply +1
  • Shadowrun: Hong Kong's Kickstarter concludes at $1.2m

  • One_Vurfed_Gwrx 18/02/2015

    @WezH They clearly state on their Kickstarter that the game was funded already and that the Kickstarter campaign was only for stretch goals really. Pretty transparent to me and explaining that they did use the profits of the previous games towards this but wanted to give fans a chance of a bigger development budget. You could always have treat it as $15 preorder with 3 free soundtracks as it is out pretty soon (I ended up only backing at that level as the higher level rewards were too geared towards Pen n Paper products which I'd never have time to make use of and PC died making me forget to move it up a little anyway) Reply +1
  • The revival of Suikoden 2

  • One_Vurfed_Gwrx 15/02/2015

    @TheGreenYamo @iamthelloyd @redcrayon If you hold down the PS button whilst in game you can manually deactivate all rear-touch controls which fixes the problem (it annoyed me for a while too until I figured it out) and I don't think the game has any actual need for the buttons either. Reply +1
  • The Binding of Isaac: Rebirth's upcoming Afterbirth DLC detailed

  • One_Vurfed_Gwrx 14/02/2015

    @kmetek Wrath of the Lamb is the DLC so you may have it already or you can just buy it (on Steam it is listed as DLC on the game page, if you have a DRM free Humble version or something it is a separate exe to the original) Reply 0
  • New D&D game Sword Coast Legends out on PC this year

  • One_Vurfed_Gwrx 13/02/2015

    @Ortikus Hadn't heard of that one. Looks interesting. I will check out the demo. Thanks. Reply +1
  • One_Vurfed_Gwrx 12/02/2015

    Hmm, D&D is a board game? (I know it has variants with boards but that is the minority of the pen and paper releases).

    On topic, I was just thinking it had been a while since we had a decent single player D&D computer game, although this doesn't quite fit tht descriptor.
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  • See the first in-game footage of Clock Tower's spiritual successor NightCry

  • One_Vurfed_Gwrx 04/02/2015

    @Plankton1975 Haunting Ground was more of a successor to Clock Tower 3 which was quite different in play from the earlier point and click Clock Towers (and I know 3 was a different team, not sure about 2...) Reply +2
  • Underworld Ascendant Kickstarter calls for $600K

  • One_Vurfed_Gwrx 04/02/2015

    @spamdangled I read it as saying that if you bought it on release it would cost more, 'backer discounted copy' included... $100 is for the first physical box option. Reply +1
  • Blizzard makes Warcraft 3 assets available in StarCraft 2

  • One_Vurfed_Gwrx 03/02/2015

    Sadly, along with the other fans of Warcraft, I think that the chances of another offical RTS game are minimal as WOW has sucked all the potential stories from the setting. This is why I dislike the whole existence of WOW ;) Reply +1
  • Woah Dave! review

  • One_Vurfed_Gwrx 16/01/2015

    @Mr.Spo I got it on the US 3DS sale for $1 (as I'd heard people talking about it) Not played it much yet, but seemd quite fun and potentially challenging from my quick blasts on it. (then of course it came free with PSPlus the next month, but not tried the Vita version) Reply +1
  • Star Citizen's Chris Roberts doffs hat to Elite: Dangerous

  • One_Vurfed_Gwrx 19/12/2014

    re- Star Citizen, one other factor (which is the sole reason I even cared about SC) is that it is going to have a mission based campaign mode (like a traditional Wing Commander/Starlancer/Freespace/X-Wing etc) that theoretically is coming out next year. Then you get the big open space game that everyone else has already described (but I'm not too interested in that part). I do agree that in a currently nich genre it is nicer to see more well received products than less, as it means we have a chance of the genre continuing to build up steam again. Reply +1
  • Syndicate spiritual successor Satellite Reign launches on Steam Early Access

  • One_Vurfed_Gwrx 13/12/2014

    @ShiftyGeezer The counterpart of in to is out of. Off of just sounds horrible to a British ear and is becoming more and more common with the massive amount of American media we consume. I know language is fluid but we can still complain about such phrases becoming too common ;) Reply 0
  • One_Vurfed_Gwrx 12/12/2014

    I don't like to pick on grammar, but "off of" should not be on a European site (at least without the article being from the American correspondent)...

    As for the game, I am curious, but hope it channels Syndicate more than Wars as it just didn't have the feel of the original...
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  • Yakuza 5 heads to Europe and North America in 2015

  • One_Vurfed_Gwrx 10/12/2014

    @Keeppassingcars 4 is on PSN, or if you areluck thegamecollection get the odd new copy in. 3 is going to be harder to support officially. Reply 0
  • One_Vurfed_Gwrx 08/12/2014

    @BBIAJ I went through my original discs of 1 & 2 on PCSX2 upscaled, a little ugly but playable enough (my PS2 was elsewhere). I don't know how well the HD games come out, i considered getting the Japanese copies now that they are cheap but they're not a priority. I still think they'd make a pretty obvious easy-cash option to just release digitally (and subbed only for continuity and licensing concerns).

    nectaris - As much as I'd like to see an English release of Ishin I see it as very unlikely as we never got Kenzan. Also releasing it takes time away from them catching up with the mainline games. If 5 sell amazingly (not going to happen really) then they have it as an option at least. (it uses the new engine like 5 and 0 so is a bit more technically proficient than the older games)
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  • One_Vurfed_Gwrx 07/12/2014

    @FortysixterUK Ryu ga Gotoku 5 (Yakuza 5) (and Ishin and Kenzan) was only released in Japanese language in all Asian regions, but Korea, and I beleive China, got a free translation book affixed to the game to help them through it.

    I do think it is odd that they only put 4 and Dead Souls on PSN and skipped 3 though... Yakuza 1 & 2 HD seems an easy cash in for a PSN release too as they ahev translations already (and can get extra sales by being the first undub of Yakuza 1)

    @BBIAJ 1&2 HD got a physical release in Japan as well as the digital on PS3. The WiiU version might have been digital only though... (I haven't checked)
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  • One_Vurfed_Gwrx 07/12/2014

    @barren_sky Nah, 5 had been out for ages on PS3 by the time the PS4 launched, the launch Yakuza was Ishin which is a historical spin-off, so more fall of the samurai era, and it was dual-format (I grabbed it on PS3 as it came out just before I left Korea for good). Yakuza games never sold hugely well here with each getting worse sales on the PS3 (even after the fuss about all the cuts in Y3 and subsequently Y4 coming out almost unscathed I beleive it sold worse. And Dead souls (they assumed zombies in the modern day was more marketable than historic Japanese eras that have an expectation of background knowledge would sell well, but it flopped badly, a combination of not being what Yakuza fans wanted and it not being the typical mainstream zombie game either). Hopefully the release of Y5 is going to be testing the water for a dual format release of Zero (perhaps physically), then at least we can continue with the mainline games. I don't expect to see Ishin released (which is why I purchased the Korean version rather than wait, whereas I gave 5 a long time to be announced beofre I plumped for the Korean version) really, its only chance would have been the PS4 launch (but as we got the PS4 before the game came out it became unlikely). I'd love to be proved wrong on Ishin, but I don't think 5 is going to sell wel enough to justify it unfortunately (especially digital only). Reply 0
  • One_Vurfed_Gwrx 06/12/2014

    @barren_sky The only PS4 Yakuza game was the multi-format Ishin, which is a historical spin-off and probably not considered so marketable (as they also skipped the PS3 launch spin-off Kenzan), especially after the I one spin-off we did get, Dead Souls, apparebtly sold very poorly. I would have liked to have seen it released though as they had the bare launch period for PS4 and userbase fallback of PS3 for the same localisation costs.

    @Old_Books I would try to play in order if possible although each game usually has a background story recap option if necessary.

    Personally I really hope we get a disc release but if not I will support the release if it is sensibly priced deapite having the Korean version in Japanese already.
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  • Bloodborne delayed by a month

  • One_Vurfed_Gwrx 12/11/2014

    Even though I still haven't got around to playing my Souls games properly this does like one of the exclusives most likely to tempt me to actually get a PS4... Reply +2
  • After Burner 2, Fantasy Zone, OutRun and more remastered for Nintendo 3DS

  • One_Vurfed_Gwrx 04/11/2014

    Finally, been wondering why the second batch has taken so long to announce for localisation. Will be going for the arcade games for sure. I'd even double-dip if they released a compilation cart. Still seems an over-long wait for already translated titles though... Reply 0
  • Persona 4 Arena Ultimax heads to Europe in November

  • One_Vurfed_Gwrx 21/10/2014

    If it is like the US copy which I ended up getting in the end those of you planning to wait to buy it may want to see if the extra DLC characters are free for the first week and download them in advance. I haven't had a chance to play it yet but as soon as I saw the cards were coming here my preorder had already shipped. Gained a Teddy bopper out of it for my SMT collection. Reply 0
  • One_Vurfed_Gwrx 20/09/2014

    @mitchjay1992 They need to announce the pack with cards etc before the US release date as I would much prefer a UK copy (in case I want to buy DLC ever) and I don't even mind the delay. Until then, despite common sense saying they should release the other half of the cards I remain cautious. Not buying it twice though after being forced to buy the Korean version if the last game (whise existence defeated the point if the whole region locking debacle being blamed on risk of US reverse importing anyway as had same content as US game at similar price and runs on JP region consoles...) Reply 0
  • PlayStation Network returns online after worldwide connection issues

  • One_Vurfed_Gwrx 02/10/2014

    Seems to have fixed itself already (for last 30 minutes or so...) Reply +2
  • Jason Rohrer's next game requires you to play for real money

  • One_Vurfed_Gwrx 30/09/2014

    @Drygore We are pretty much forced to have landlines to get internet though which is annoying after returning from three years in South Korea where my flat just had an internet connection (no ripoff line rental bill to BT or whoever...(I am not sure what the situation is with cable here as I have never lived in a cabled up area)) Reply +3
  • Yakuza 0 debut trailer reveals 1988 Kamurocho, new haircuts

  • One_Vurfed_Gwrx 19/09/2014

    @Retroid But that is pretty much the same as what they did, they localised what was easiest to translate (a bit more effort in Yakuza 4 than 3 with less stuff missing) and released them. You could say that they could save time removing a lot of the bonus stuff but after the moaning they got for removing stuff from Y3 I doubt that would appeal to them. I gather that Dead souls didn't get as good a reception as the mainline games did AND sold as poorly (not seen actual figures). I don't think many of the games sold well at full price which is when they tend to care most about sales figures. You'll also note that none of the PS3 titles are avilable digitally either so they are quite hard to come by now, bar the odd lucky second-hand find.

    And there is a lot of text in the games to translate and 'localise' effectively as a lot of it is very regional and it does need more effort than just trying to directly translate the text. As I mentioned it isn't the easiest game series to understand in Japanese when you speak it reasonably either ;) I imagine they got worse sales in the US too due to the subtitle fear Imentioned above (and noone cares about European sales, we're irrelvant)
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  • One_Vurfed_Gwrx 19/09/2014

    @Retroid and others. Arguing that subtitled only is fine seems a bit odd as that is how we got every game since the first anyway and assumedly sales did not balance up. I do wonder how much the general hatred of non-dubbed stuff on the US contributes here... I did halfheartedly wonder how possible a DLC translation patch for Japanese copy would be the other day too though. I have all the games but even knowing some Japanes they are not the easieat to fight through if you want to understand everything. I do want to see them all im English though as surely they can find a way to make at least the mainline games sell a bit better... As for China getting a full localisation it must mean they are seing well enough there, see also Falcom RPGs with huge wordcounts to translate. Interestingly in Korea they get the Japanese Yakuza game discs with a physical translation guide free with the title. I have thia version for 5 and Ishin. Pretty much simultaneous releases too. Reply 0
  • Japan's slumbering giants awake at Tokyo Game Show

  • One_Vurfed_Gwrx 19/09/2014

    I was going to roll my eyes at the description of the Oneechanbara stand then I clicked the link and agree that it was a lot more OTT than even I expected (as a previous attendee of two TGS's) so their comment is fair... Last show was too mobile focussed for my liking although got some cool swag nonetheless, but the 2008 show was more gamey for my liking (even if Gree had started to encroach even then). Reply +2
  • Final Fantasy 13 series is coming to PC

  • One_Vurfed_Gwrx 19/09/2014

    @LordanSS I assume you have the Asian release with only Japanese audio and English subs as I just checked the UK version and there is no option that I can see (and I would assume that yours doesn't have the English dub at all either so no dual-audio versions released). Unfortunately it looks like Square are trying to keep the PC version English only in Europe and the Japanese audio tick is for running it in Asia (seems easier to me make it an optional download like they did with Lightning Returns in the west but that would just be sensible...) Reply 0
  • One_Vurfed_Gwrx 18/09/2014

    @LordanSS Are you sure the PS3 release of the first two XIII entries have a choice of language tracks? I thought that Lightning Returns was the first (with free DLC) as I recall people pointing out one of the Chinese editions to be able to play with JP voices and English text.

    Steam lists a 30GB file size so hopefully it will be PS3 quality cinematics.
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  • The Great Ace Attorney gets a debut trailer

  • One_Vurfed_Gwrx 19/09/2014

    @Binba442 After the Sekoku (closed borders period) was forced to an end by the black ships of Commodore Perry Japan did send scholars around the world to try and learn as much as possible so they could catch up after their mostly isolationist period of several hundred years (a few Dutch were allowed to live on Dejima in Nagasaki during this time so incoming western info was filtered through Dutch interests) and to be prepared for potential invasion attempts from the western powers. So there should have been a small number of Japanese people floating around tge countries at the time. Hope this short phone-typed snippet helps. Reply +1
  • One_Vurfed_Gwrx 18/09/2014

    The London setting may increase localisation chances as it might not need to contradict the 'shifted from Japan to America' original games too much. Reply +7
  • Nintendo shows off NES Edition 3DS XL

  • One_Vurfed_Gwrx 11/09/2014

    @Shakey_Jake33 Is this confirmed anywhere> Would seem a bit silly not to have them wokring in a compatible manner for older stuff. And surely, if they had been that foolish, all they'd have to do for future titels is offer three sets of compatability (standard, NEW, and CPP) Reply 0
  • One_Vurfed_Gwrx 11/09/2014

    Pleasantly surprised that the Persona 3DS is hitting the states, but sadly can't justify a second US model (I haev bog standard blue XL as the Fire Emblem one at the time was small 3DS only in US (Europe got the XL but wasn't risking EU release schedules on region-locked console so...) Only the wife got a pretty one with a UK Animal Crossing one.

    Back with the GBA SP I preferred the Famicom editions over the NES ones, looked cooler ;)
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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