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  • Pickup where you left off: Returning to Guitar Hero

  • Ryze 23/02/2015


    DJ Hero was fantastic, and I do hope that it is picked up and expanded upon someday.

    Again, it could do with having limited edition 'deluxe' (less plastic) controllers, with an optionally useful 3rd party application (or maybe an SDK) available on Steam, Windows store or whatever - perhaps a plugin to a media player that enables it to manipulate your own media library.

    The DJ Hero controllers can actually be used as Traktor controllers, but this requires hoop jumping, and requires a copy of Traktor. That bar is much too high.

    There's potential for these to become, for digital music, what the 360 controller has become for PC games.

    They needs to be a version that looks more like a piece of well styled consumer electronics, as well as the kids cheap plastic toy, however.
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  • Video: Meet the nobodies whose lives were ruined by game heroes

  • Ryze 21/02/2015

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  • Performance Analysis: The Order: 1886

  • Ryze 21/02/2015



    I understand your frustration, and you've adequately described many of the fantastic - WONDERFUL technical innovations, and how our games have gotten shinier, but it takes games that aren't just rehashes in order to improve GAMEPLAY.

    GTA III was not a rehash - it took games like Driver, GTA, Crazy Taxi, Midtown Madness and Turbo Esprit, and made a genre defining, generation defining experience.

    Shadow of the Colossus, Ico, 1993 Mario Kart, Hard Drivin', Mario 64, Half-life... I'm sure that others can and will continue to list these games.

    Dragons's Lair was EXTREMELY technically groundbreaking, and we have other games like this (Heavenly Sword...), that pushed the boundaries massively in terms of aesthetics. Pit Fighter is another, but would you rather play Pit Fighter, or Street Fighter (II), which had amazing visuals, but more importantly - amazing GAMEPLAY to go with it.

    These new machines, with such a large amount of memory, could do wonders for GAMEPLAY, interactivity and games design. No longer have the designers got to squeeze every interactive element, every animation, every randomly available and selectable action and item into 200-500MB of RAM, with visuals and audio streaming from the HDD.

    The GAME can now occupy radically more space, and it will take a while for the games to be designed, that utilise that space for more than just visuals.

    This is not that game.

    Too many of the past 10 years' games were simply walk, shoot, walk shoot along a largely linear path. They may have added 'collect' as another mechanic, but I'm sorry - that's POOR.

    Games like Fallout that offered much more, had to compromise, and people complained.

    The next Fallout game could be leaps and bounds ahead of what we've seen so far, but that all depends on the design and implementation. The HDD read speed and the CPU speed are the challenges now, as opposed to the RAM and the Cell's idiosyncrasies.
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  • Dead or Alive 5 Last Round launches with plenty of issues

  • Ryze 21/02/2015


    Sorry dude, I actually love DOA. I should have used a smiley next to it, as I just got a bit trigger happy with the image tag there.

    I'm waiting to see which game gets it next, and why :)
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  • Ryze 21/02/2015

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  • The Order: 1886 review

  • Ryze 20/02/2015

    Ugh. This comments thread. I have other things to get on with. Reply -2
  • Ryze 20/02/2015

    This game needs a x per chapter pay to play option on either PS4, OR other supported platforms via PlayStation NOW.

    There's no chance I'd be paying 50 plus a new console for this. The shooty bits look like fun, however.

    I guess they ran out of time, and skimped on the writing / plot in order to get it released without choosing them too much more and getting stuck in dev hell.

    Maybe the sequels will be better.

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  • Ryze 20/02/2015

    I do want to play this, but not enough to buy full price.

    Bargain bin for the future.
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  • Ryze 19/02/2015

    Not a sausage. Reply -1
  • New Rock Band 3 DLC hints at series return

  • Ryze 18/02/2015


    Sounds nice, but Android belongs to Google, and they're really making that known these days.
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  • Ryze 17/02/2015


    We could do with a common and open platform that TV / set-top box providers could add to their hardware, and earn a royalty for games bought on their shop front-ends.

    Something like Java, but more fully fledged, focused on games, and a comprehensive package including a skinnable interface and a pre-built store.

    If the Sky / Virgin / YouView boxes could run Rockband, then they'd promote & sell the peripherals, and more people would buy the games.

    These boxes have USB ports, and would eventually integrate bluetooth if there was a compelling application for it.

    edit: in addition, the plastic guitars need to come in a deluxe version - full sized and less 'plasticky'.
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  • Project Cars release moved back to April

  • Ryze 18/02/2015

    Not too bad, as long as it ends up marvelous. Let's see...

    I reckon they might have noticed a specific issue that's just not up to scratch.

    We can't have it both ways, after the Assassin's/Chief Collection/field 4 debacles of late.

    They either fix it and delay it, or release it broke and patch it later.
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  • UK's first eSports arena opens in London next month

  • Ryze 18/02/2015

    Someone needs to make a calendar site / page, where all eSports events are / can be posted, and the upcoming events highlighted, with Twitch / Ustream embeds.

    Same with Games Expos globally. Anyone up for that? It'd certainly pull in a lot of page views for ad funding. Organisers could pay for a prominent position on the homepage.

    I should get back into web development.
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  • Microsoft's new Upload Studio update enables 30min clips

  • Ryze 17/02/2015


    My point precisely.

    The console launched in 2013. It's 2015.
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  • Ryze 17/02/2015

    This is an area - along with software in general, where Microsoft could likely tear ahead of Sony, without any response.

    So far, Sony haven't managed to make suspend and resume work yet. I do wonder why MS didn't innovate with Xbox live features, however. I really would have expected some OS-level ability to start searching for game sessions in installed / inserted games, directly from the dashboard, with the system pre-loading the required files without needing to load up the game's front-end.

    As things stand, they even missed out the OS level custom soundtrack support, when they could have enhanced it as a Gold feature, by allowing us to specifically replace individual tracks in the game's own soundtrack with our own songs.

    I always wanted to do this, and it'd be a perfect way of, for example, having a custom radio station in a game, that only plays at the right time, rather than playing over everything, or simply replacing an unliked specific song with silence or a replacement, rather than a blanket system that we had before.

    That would let me put the 2006 remixes in a game like Outrun Online Arcade, or the Saturn version music into the XBLA version of Daytona USA.

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  • Fallout owner Zenimax forces Fortress Fallout name change

  • Ryze 17/02/2015


    If there was already a game franchise established, called Crashers, then Castle Crashers wouldn't have kept its name.
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  • Ryze 17/02/2015

    This is how copyright and trademarks work.

    If I wanted to make a game called Salford Street Fighter, then I'd fully expect Capcom to object.

    Same if I tried to make 'Transform Terraria' or 'Shirley Spelunky', unless that was my somehow my name.

    Too bad for the guy, but he should have considered this a LONG time ago. No point in moaning, but he's promoted his game more than ever - he should capitalise on this by announcing the new name NOW!
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  • Evolve review

  • Ryze 16/02/2015


    The people who read your comment already understand what's happening.

    It's the ones that don't read that are confused, as they're paying more attention to numbers, headlines and pictures.

    Yes - these are the people who buy the Sun, Star and Daily Mail in their droves.

    They'll get it eventually, but these people probably need some sort of summary / round-up box somewhere, that doesn't use big words.

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  • Ryze 16/02/2015

    Not a sausage. Reply +1
  • Quake 2 on Xbox 360: the first console HD remaster

  • Ryze 15/02/2015

    Loved this in the late 90s. Still got the PC version, and since grabbed it for cheap from Steam.

    It's the game that really made my 3DFX Voodoo 2 card shine. Looked amazing, and that's probably why I didn't ever buy either a PS1 or a Dreamcast. It took the PS2 to get me back into console gaming.

    Fantastic stuff. I tried to buy the 360 version a couple of years ago from eBay, but gave up for some reason. It was either expensive or hard to find. Can't remember.

    Wouldn't mind having a copy for the 360, so I may take a look sometime soon. Nice conversion as well. One of my favourite FPSs.
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  • Raven's Cry review

  • Ryze 13/02/2015

    I'm sure that they have a chance to redeem themselves by fixing the game, if they would even care to at this stage. Reply 0
  • Sonic Boom games shifted just 490,000 copies

  • Ryze 12/02/2015

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  • Ryze 12/02/2015


    They'd cock it up.
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  • Ryze 12/02/2015

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  • Nintendo details its outlandish process of transferring data to the New 3DS

  • Ryze 10/02/2015

    Microsoft's video:

    1. Log in.
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  • Eurogamer has dropped review scores

  • Ryze 10/02/2015


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  • Ryze 10/02/2015


    OMG. bravo. now let me pay a monthly fee like 4players do it to take out commercials and i ll be even more happy.
    That's actually a marvellous idea, and I wish that there was an overarching service / system that allowed us to press a button and pay a few pennies at a time to remove all ads on a daily, weekly or monthly basis from the sites that we visit.

    I don't like using ABP, but since EG removed the mobile view, I can't see an alternative, while adverts were taking the piss - locking up the machine and playing video.
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  • Ryze 10/02/2015

    This is extremely RADICAL for Eurogamer, but I believe that it is a FANTASTIC decision.

    I stopped caring about reviews so much, as the numbers mean so little nowadays, and so much emphasis is placed upon them by commenters.

    Then there are the broken and the evolving games, that can have a recommended badge added only if they get fixed.

    I like it. Well done Eurogamer. Fantastic stuff.
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  • Towerfall is adding an Anita Sarkeesian skin

  • Ryze 10/02/2015

    Does this mean that we can shoot arrows in her face?

    She'll show game clips of herself in her next video!
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  • Sunless Sea review

  • Ryze 10/02/2015

    It'd be nice to see a boxed out section that states the game type (genre, etc) and possibly the control options (kb+m, gamepad, Kinectlol, PS Move, Wiimote, Touch, Steering wheels, etc.) Reply 0
  • Rez's perfect 60 minutes

  • Ryze 09/02/2015


    Except 480p VGA @ 60fps was one of the Dreamcast's hallmarks.

    That's what made Dreamcast outstanding back in 1999-2000.
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  • The next Sonic game is Sonic Runners

  • Ryze 03/02/2015

    Stopped being arsed about this company last century.

    Just die already, and have a decent company pick up the IP.
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  • Faster, Windows 10-compatible Raspberry Pi 2 released

  • Ryze 03/02/2015


    It's more likely to be like RT, regardless of how is branded, as it'll have to run on an ARM processor.
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  • Unreal Engine 4 tech demo looks unnervingly realistic

  • Ryze 28/01/2015


    What's PT?

    Have a good study up of this, and all will become clear.

    It's quite complex to grasp and discover, but you're probably an intelligent chap, so you'll work it out sooner or later...
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  • Ryze 28/01/2015

    Yep, no people in this video, so the uncanny valley stuff is nonsense / irrelevant.

    Not exactly great writing, but a great demonstration of the tech.
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  • Fahrenheit: Indigo Prophecy Remastered is coming to Steam

  • Ryze 27/01/2015

    Beautiful opening. Wonderful, but diminishes too quickly into QTE button bashing sections and crap stealth.

    Some terrible design, but a wonderful concept.

    Tragically flawed.
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  • A guide to gaming's most valuable treasures

  • Ryze 26/01/2015

    Another PAL 32X game that goes for up to 200


    It's a polygon-based version of Sega's isometric shooter Zaxxon. I grabbed it for cheap in 1996 or so. Kept it.

    These ones I don't have, and they're expensive:


    Only released in Europe, and region locked to boot, by David Braben's Frontier Developments. Highly sought after, and very expensive indeed:


    Attractive shoot 'em up starring a Hummingbird. Not cheap.
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  • Ryze 26/01/2015

    Up to 200:

    EU / PAL version.

    I swapped it for something insignificant with my cousin back in 1996-7. I have no idea what he did with it.

    Gutted :)


    I do have a (sadly disc only) copy of Guardian Heroes for the Saturn, however. I grabbed that from Blockbuster back in the late 90s along with the first WipEout when they were selling off their Saturn library.

    I also have a PAL Sega Multi-Mega, which can still go for 200, with the original box and instructions. Possibly another 200 for that, as I saw just the box go for 200 early last year.

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  • Microsoft HoloLens is a new AR headset computer

  • Ryze 23/01/2015


    Batteries. This thing would need Wireless Power (or a tether) in order to last for a decent amount of your FIFA game session, and 4K displays for each eye in order for your 60" screen not to look like PS1 resolution. Otherwise it'd need the equivalent of multiple laptop batteries attached to your head.

    Altering the viewpoint, and changing the perspective of a streamed 1080p display would require a lot of real-time processing.

    It looks great, but there are loads of concepts and prototypes that are great looking or sounding. They mainly don't make it to market due to practicality and cost reasons.

    I think that MS will release this, but not for the next 4 years at a decent price and level of functionality that will make it either useful, desirable or widely adopted.

    It'll be very interesting to watch its development. An excellent concept, and the components that would make this useful actually do exist. I'm just not especially confident that MS can pull it off, considering their recent track record with both software and hardware.

    Control is the other issue, as it would likely use Kinect-esque tracking for finger controls. It'd have to be accurate, or else people would become frustrated.

    All of this is very interesting, and I'll be waiting with eagerness to see them become real products.
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  • Ryze 21/01/2015

    Well - this is just a concept CG video.

    Wake me up when they have a working model to demonstrate.

    Anyone can make a CG demo of whatever they want.
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  • GOG Star Wars splurge includes X-Wing Alliance

  • Ryze 21/01/2015

    Yay BOUGHT.

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  • Video: When remakes improve on the originals

  • Ryze 21/01/2015


    Daytona USA 2001 looks nice but plays terribly. It doesn't make the cut.
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  • Steam Broadcasting has arrived

  • Ryze 21/01/2015


    Well - have you ever played a game with another person in the room?

    That other person is watching you play, unless they hate gaming. This is similar. Have you never sat next to a person who's playing a game?

    It matters more when you CARE about the content or the person playing.
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  • What happens when Ikaruga's director remixes one of Sega's all-time greats?

  • Ryze 19/01/2015

    Highlights of my 80s childhood.

    Not Star Wars, Not Disney, but Sega's Arcade cabinets.

    New 3DS is a sure-fire purchase, now.
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  • Video: Resident Evil HD - what still works and what doesn't

  • Ryze 19/01/2015

    ...and not a video moaner in sight this time :)

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  • Assetto Corsa review

  • Ryze 18/01/2015

    I've seen this on Steam for way over a year now, but had no idea how good it was, so couldn't really gamble the cash due to the sheer number of other games I have with little time spent playing.

    It's just been given a green light. Thanks, guys.
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  • Google Glass is being removed from sale

  • Ryze 16/01/2015


    Nothing it does is either cool, new or freaking awesome, though.

    My phones in my pocket, and until the form factor, performance and usability are up to standard, I don't need a head mounted AR display or HUD. It's useless geek crap in its current form.

    Needs a major revision and form factor overhaul.
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  • Ryze 16/01/2015


    In that current sorry state, Apple would never announce such a product.

    This is Google trying and failing to innovate.

    That headband crap, with crap software and crap battery life isn't even a 0.1 alpha version.

    They tried to use hype and bullshit to raise money and have us guide development for them, but only idiots bought into it.

    Rubbish from Google. They have nobody to copy from here. No Yahoo, MS, Facebook or Apple to rip off and paste their own adverts on top of.

    I'd expect better from them, really.
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  • Motorcycling game Ride release date revealed

  • Ryze 15/01/2015

    I hope that the naked modes feature a high standard of gender equality.

    This could be an interesting motorcycling experience!
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