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  • Crytek has DX11 graphics running in Crysis 3 on PS3, Xbox 360

  • Pumpatron 24/04/2012

    I played Crysis 2 on 360, loved it, and didn't experience many framerate issues at all. Maybe I was lucky, but it generally seemed fine to me. Reply +4
  • First Crysis 3 gameplay trailer revealed

  • Pumpatron 24/04/2012

    I really liked both 1 and 2, and this sounds like it could be good to. The different environments within the dome sounds interesting.

    But I can't help feeling they're a bit early with this, it's too far away for me to get excited.
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  • Crysis 3 confirmed, set in New York, first story details

  • Pumpatron 16/04/2012

    I like the idea of a city/jungle environment, yes it's New York again which is a bit of a shame. But as long as it feels new and different with the whole jungle thing then I'm fine with NY again.

    Couldn't give a shit about the multiplayer though.
    Reply +4
  • Crysis 3 announcement inbound, Swedish magazine suggests

  • Pumpatron 11/04/2012

    Both crysis 1 and 2 were great. 2 wasn't as open as 1, but it sill offered more freedom than a lot of shooters. It still let you control the pace and gave you options on how to deal with situations, I personally really enjoyed it. It did have some nasty glitches though. Reply +5
  • id Software responds to Doom 4 art leak

  • Pumpatron 02/03/2012

    So people were panicking over nothing? There's a surprise. ;-) Reply +6
  • More Doom 4 art surfaces - report

  • Pumpatron 29/02/2012

    Is that Gene Hackman in pic 7?... anyway, this doesn't look very doomy to me, but I'm not gonna write if off from just a few early images. I'm still interested to see how this turns out. Reply +9
  • 5 minutes of Far Cry 3 gameplay

  • Pumpatron 20/02/2012

    Man, some people sure are quick to write a game off aren't they. :rolleyes:

    I think it looks good.

    They've said in interviews you'll be able to go in stealthy, snipe from a distance etc, and mix-up how you play.
    That play-through shows a run and gun approach, played on a very easy setting! Plus the game is still in development.
    Reply +5
  • Full-length Far Cry 3 cinematic trailer

  • Pumpatron 15/02/2012

    Good trailer. Really looking forward to this. Reply +1
  • Rebellion: gamers are ready for WWII revival

  • Pumpatron 24/01/2012

    For me it's not really that there are too many modern military shooters, it's that there are too many doing a very similar thing. I'd happily buy a modern or WW2 FPS if it was more single player focused, with a campaign that had a good length, good AI, and had a decent amount of freedom and replay value.

    If this turns out to be another game in COD template, then just setting it in WW2 won't give it a breath of fresh air.
    Reply +6
  • Megaupload founder among world's top Modern Warfare 3 players

  • Pumpatron 23/01/2012

    I wish I was as cool as him. Reply +6
  • Capcom announces Resident Evil 6

  • Pumpatron 20/01/2012

    Hmmm, not really impressed by that. Looks like it wants to be Uncharted, which isn't what I want from a Resident Evil game. I want fewer enemies, more tension and atmosphere. And absolutely no AI companions. Reply +4
  • Fallout: New Vegas Ultimate Edition trailer

  • Pumpatron 19/01/2012

    I'm currently playing my way through Fallout 3, I have the GOTY edition. Which is ace, I'm having a great time with it. Will definitely be getting this at some point. Reply +1
  • Mass Effect 3 trailer details voice acting

  • Pumpatron 09/01/2012

    Is there any new gameplay in this, or is it just that beardy twat talking? Reply 0
  • Retrospective: Far Cry 2

  • Pumpatron 09/01/2012

    Judging from the comments it's clearly a game that divides opinion, I can see both sides. I personally enjoyed the game, I finished it twice sinking many hours into both playthroughs.

    The game world is so immersive, mostly due to the weather and day & night cycle, the world just feels alive. Calmly walking through some grassland could suddenly become very ominous just due to the wind picking up and it starting to rain, even more so at night. The game world was brilliant, as was the freedom it gave you.

    However is also has it's problems, most are well documented. But my main issue was the gunplay. Imo, it's clunky awkward and made combat a chore. But I stuck with it, and the atmosphere of the world kept me playing. I spent most of my time sniping as that seemed less clunky, and the snipers were much more reliable in how many bullets it took to kill, something the assault rifles were horrible for.

    I can totally see why someone wouldn't like the game, I can also see why some here love it.
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  • Pumpatron 08/01/2012

    @schachmatt, yeah I never felt any connection with the buddies, or any of the characters really. For me they were one of the weaker elements of the game.

    It was almost a great game though. I loved the freedom and atmosphere, the world really sucked me in. My main gripe was the awkward clunky gunplay, If that had been better I wouldn't have cared about the magic respawning roadblocks etc.
    Reply +1
  • Interesting Sequels of 2012

  • Pumpatron 06/01/2012

    I'm more interested in Far Cry 3 and Halo 4 than most of thoes on the list. Reply -2
  • 12 Days of Christmas Xbox Giveaway!

  • Pumpatron 22/12/2011

    Poo! so I haven't won then. The last thing I won was a knobbly knees contest when I was 10. :cry: Reply +6
  • Cliff Bleszinski on Gears of War future, would love to "reboot" Unreal

  • Pumpatron 12/12/2011

    "I've had all sorts of crazy ideas. I think it would be amazing to reboot the original Unreal with a Fallout/Skyrim vibe, where it's more about exploration than it is about action, and more RPG elements.

    Sounds like a great idea to me.
    Reply +3
  • The Lag Effect: PSN and Xbox Live Analysed

  • Pumpatron 06/12/2011

    This is why I generally don't play multiplayer shooters, and it's their biggest problem. The only one I do play regularly is Halo, as connection speed doesn't seem to be as critical, maybe partly because of the longer kill times.

    Call of Duty is nasty for lag, always has been. I don't play it anymore but when I did I was normally on 3 bars, maybe 4 now and then. Being on the wrong end of lag was just a regular part of CoD mp, and my internet speed is average.

    And people wonder why people camp. Lag combined with quick kill times is why, that's why I camped and was generally a sneaky fucker, I wouldn't have stood a chance in a lot of games if I hadn't played that way.
    Reply +2
  • Wii going for 89 at Asda

  • Pumpatron 07/11/2011

    Nope, my flatmate has one. But even if he didn't I still wouldn't be tempted. Maybe at 40, if I was board, and my 360 was broken. Reply 0
  • EA: multiplayer now an "expectation"

  • Pumpatron 04/11/2011

    "Right now you sit in your living room and you're playing a game by yourself - we call it the sp mission or the single-player campaign," he said. "In a world with Facebook I just don't think that's going to last."

    Fuck off! Just fuck off! not everyone wants or needs to be connected to other people when playing games, some games just don't need that shit. What is wrong with sitting in your living room and playing a game by yourself?
    Reply +10
  • Rainbow Six: Patriots revealed by registrations

  • Pumpatron 31/10/2011

    I thought vegas 1 was great, but found 2 to be a massive let down. I was really looking forward to it to, the campaign was really short and the story was a mess. It felt really half-arsed compared to vegas 1.

    And as others have said I just hope it doesn't go all COD on us.
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  • Welcome to the new Eurogamer

  • Pumpatron 23/10/2011

    My initial reaction was fear, I don't like change. Then that subsided and I'm now feeling hungry... although this may have nothing to do with the design change. Reply +3
  • Face-Off: Crysis

  • Pumpatron 15/10/2011


    Keep playing! it really is worth it. Crysis 2's walk speed is faster. It's slower in 1 due to how the suit powers have been re-arranged I think.

    You can kinda get round it by putting Armor on and running - that gives you a decent run speed, it also doesn't drain power as fast as full sprint. But yeah, I'm surprised they didn't up the base speed to Crysis 2's level, as that felt right. Great game though.
    Reply +5
  • DICE: BF3 is "very different" to MW3

  • Pumpatron 11/10/2011

    Really? Because from what I've seen it looks very similar to a standard CoD campaign.

    The footage I've watched seems to use the standard 'follow the friendly AI through the level' approach sadly. It also looks like it'll be very scripted. So far, so CoD.
    Reply +2
  • Rage video talkthrough

  • Pumpatron 05/10/2011

    Looks really good, once I've finished Crysis I'll be all over this. Reply 0
  • EG Expo Behind Closed Doors: Tim Willits

  • Pumpatron 27/09/2011

    Chicken biscuits??? Reply 0
  • Crytek developing Homefront 2

  • Pumpatron 20/09/2011

    "With more polish, bit more meat on the campaign it could be a very good series indeed."

    It's going to need a lot more than a 'bit' more meat on the campaign to make me interested.
    Reply 0
  • Gears of War 3

  • Pumpatron 15/09/2011

    I own the first 2 gears games, but I won't be picking this up (well, maybe when it's nice an cheap). They're solid, well made shooters, but nothing amazing in my opinion, maybe I just don't 'get' them.

    For me the Gears campaigns have always felt restricting and overly formulaic. A while back I started a re-run of Gears 2, I quit after about 3 levels in, everything about the gameplay experience felt too orchestrated and controlled, with pacing and level design that didn't allow or encourage players to experiment.
    Reply +8
  • Starbreeze defends new Syndicate FPS

  • Pumpatron 13/09/2011


    I agree. There are too many FPS's doing the same, or a very similar thing. It's a shame so many follow the scripted COD style corridor route. FPS campaigns can be sooooo much more than that.
    Reply +1
  • Battlefield 3 "much closer to reality"

  • Pumpatron 09/09/2011

    Looks pretty. But I have a feeling this is going to be a heavily scripted and set piece driven game, with little chance to play your own way. :( Reply +4
  • EA: BF will outsell COD - eventually

  • Pumpatron 19/08/2011


    I'll be buying Deus Ex HR (not strictly an FPS but hey), Rage and Halo Anniversary. I'm not completely ruling out getting BF3 at some point, but it would be next year after a price drop.
    Reply +1
  • Pumpatron 19/08/2011

    "Wouldn't a FPS fan just buy both? Seeing as there both going to be good. I know I will be"

    Nope, I'm an FPS fan and I won't be getting either - multiplayer isn't particularly important to me and I don't expect either game's single player to be very good.
    Reply +4
  • Rage dev diary explores Wasteland

  • Pumpatron 21/07/2011

    Looking forward to this, from what I've seen it looks like its going to have a really strong SP experience, which is what I want from a game.

    The post-apocalypse setting has been done before in games, buy I haven't played any of them so it doesn't bother me. Even if I had played Boardlands or whatever, I'd still be interested. I mean I don't play one sci-fi shooter and then automatically dismiss all other sci-fi shooters.
    Reply 0
  • BioWare: 18% play Mass Effect FemShep

  • Pumpatron 20/07/2011

    I've played as male and female Shepards, and the female Shepard definitely has better voice work.

    But I prefer the male Shepard, its just a better fit for what the character has to do in my opinion. Not because she's female but because the character is physically quite dainty, if the male character had been very slim I'd have the same feelings.

    For me to believe in the character he/she needs to look like they can take care of them self in a physical fight.

    I've tried to explain this in a way that doesn't make me sound sexist, how did I do?
    Reply -3
  • MW3 multiplayer inspired by COD4

  • Pumpatron 15/07/2011

    Don't people camp because the game has such quick kill times? so it's who sees who first that gets the kill.

    Camping increases the chance you'll see the other guy first, isn't that why people camp, rather than because of level design?
    Reply +7
  • Dead Island

  • Pumpatron 13/07/2011

    I like the ideas behind this, open world, zombies, RPG elements, all good. But the jovial, tongue in cheek tone puts me off. If it had a dark and sinister feel to it I'd be really excited, but as it is, it just ain't quite doing it for me. Reply -1
  • Bungie bids emotional farewell to Halo

  • Pumpatron 11/07/2011


    I can understand why people don't like Halo, each to their own and all that. But to suggest people who do like it are 'blinded fools/sheep' just makes you sound like a dick.

    I judge games on their merits, not hype. If you find Halo's game play bland and generic, thats fine. But I couldn't disagree more.
    Reply +6
  • Far Cry 3

  • Pumpatron 16/06/2011

    I'm excited by this. Looks like they're addressing many of the issues with FC2, and tropical setting looks gorgeous. This could turn out to be something truly special.

    I'm currently replaying FC2, which as others have said is flawed yet great. I'm using the flare gun this time, didn't bother with it on previous play-throughs, It's ace. My main problem with FC2 is the clunky awkward gun-play, it's hard to tell from the FC3 video but it looks like they've addressed that to.
    Reply +2
  • Xbox Live Marketplace is down

  • Pumpatron 25/05/2011

    I don't understand, but I'm going to join in anyway....

    Looks fantastic!
    Reply +16
  • Wii 2 controller has a camera?

  • Pumpatron 20/05/2011

    Correct me if I'm wrong, but wasn't part of the original wii's appeal that it had a simple motion controller - so it'd appeal to non-gamers that found traditional pads daunting?

    Everything I've heard about this new wii suggests the pad will be much more complex, just seems they may put off a key chunk of their target audience. But hey what do I know.
    Reply -1
  • New Battlefield 3 footage blasts in

  • Pumpatron 30/03/2011

    Cool... sorry I mean neat! Reply +3
  • Latest Crysis 2 campaign footage

  • Pumpatron 18/03/2011

    I like what I've just seen. This to me is far more exciting than the recent Battlefield trailer, why? player choice, thats why.

    The game will be as fast paced as you make it, want to be stealthy or charge in like a nutter? It's your choice. This has so much more variation and replay value than a strictly scripted affair you get with most recent shooters, sure, they look impressive in a trailer, but a whole game of that. No thanks, I want to play the game not watch a film.

    I just hope it's as good as I hope it'll be.
    Reply +4
  • Explosive new Battlefield 3 trailer

  • Pumpatron 16/03/2011

    Visually it looks amazing, no doubt. Animation, lighting etc all top notch. But the gameplay doesn't look anything special to me, be lead through the game, told when to shoot, when to move. The game seems to want to play it's self.

    I'm sure the multiplayer will be awesome though. Which is what BF is about after all.
    Reply +2
  • Kaos defends "5 hour" Homefront campaign

  • Pumpatron 08/03/2011

    Some people are saying that 5 hours of quality is better than 10 hours of shite, true. But I found Black Ops to be 5 hours of shite. Very linear levels, none existent AI, resporning enemies, you're just lead by the hand through the game.

    And from what I've seen of this so far, it seems to follow a similar template. The reviews may prove me wrong, and I hope they do. But as someone who really values a good SP campaign this just doesn't seem up to it.

    It's a shame because they were really talking up the single player, I guess they thought they had to.
    Reply +10
  • Jurassic: The Hunted - first 15 mins

  • Pumpatron 04/03/2011

    I would say it's a classic case of 'it's so bad it's good', but its too bad for even for that. Reply +2
  • Deus Ex: Human Revolution

  • Pumpatron 26/02/2011


    +1 for the final sentence. I did a haha. Out loud.
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  • New Crysis 2 demo announced for 360

  • Pumpatron 25/02/2011

    Boooooo! I want a single player demo. Reply +13
  • Gears of War 3 Beta

  • Pumpatron 25/02/2011

    "I could never tell if Gears is a brilliant patsiche of the macho male gung ho action film, or just really poorly written. It's a narrow line that they are walking."

    Exactly. I'm sure its intended to be the former, but for me its the latter unfortunately. They're well made games none the less, it just rubs me the wrong way, oo-er ;)
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  • Uncut Crysis 2 single-player gameplay

  • Pumpatron 24/02/2011


    I think calling it a 'corridor shooter' is a bit harsh. Sure, its not as open as Crysis but it's far more open than COD for example (which I would call a corridor shooter). There's a middle ground, which is where Crysis 2 seems to be from what I've seen.

    I'm looking forward to it.
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