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  • Assassin's Creed: Syndicate will let you play as a woman - report

  • SpaceMonkey77 12/05/2015

    I guess the cosplayers are gonna have a good field day with this AC outing. One thing I love this series for is the attention to detail in character/costume design, from one era to the next.

    These new garbs are looking cool, and will tap on to the kind of era stuff we got in The Order 1888, nicely. Will be looking forward to the AC Syndicate art book too.
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  • SpaceMonkey77 12/05/2015

    After AC Liberation. its good progress made and will hopefully pull some more fans into the AC web. Kinda looking forward to it now. Reply +1
  • Video: Hands on with Payday 2: Crimewave Edition

  • SpaceMonkey77 12/05/2015

    Vast improvements you are getting with hours of fun to boot. Tough to have to start again from scratch, though. Best played in co-op for the real cream, where team work matters a lot.

    Surely a worthy buy for any PS4/XB1 gamer.
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  • Gap between free and paid Black Mesa will widen

  • SpaceMonkey77 12/05/2015

    @Mr-Writer

    Thank you for your comment. Please try to put forward a counterpoint, if you feel so strongly about what I said. Try not to take it word for word, that a games console is weeping salty tears for starvation of new games.

    Me, trolling...lol. No time for that, Mr, but I'd counter by saying that your short post seems more trolly, than anything I've written here.

    Keep your labels to yourself and keep walking, Troll Hunter.
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  • SpaceMonkey77 11/05/2015

    After the shots of free vs paid mods were fired, the fallout is fragmenting PC gamers. This one is more complicated that I can't give any real answers or solutions. Hope they can figure something out, though. Might be an idea to get Black Mesa onto XB1/PS4 consoles, cause that's where it definitely isn't being played and can be sold, giving its mod team some dues. Those systems are crying out for games.

    Get on it, Valve.
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  • Castlevania producer Koji Igarashi announces Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night

  • SpaceMonkey77 12/05/2015

    @riz23

    Probably you and I are the only ones here who remember it on PS2. Such a pity Konami never built on its awesome. Predates Valkyria Chronicles and its great fun.
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  • SpaceMonkey77 12/05/2015

    Wow, 800k done and dusted. 32 days to go still. Well done. Reply +1
  • SpaceMonkey77 12/05/2015

    Wow, 800k done and dusted. 32 days to go still. Well done. Reply +2
  • SpaceMonkey77 11/05/2015

    Goal smashed. Cool. Onto the next one. Should make that 800k, easy.

    Kinda wish we could do this for Ring Of Red. Would love a sequel to that Konami game.
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  • SpaceMonkey77 11/05/2015

    Found this earlier today. Looks cool and on track to smash its goal early. Another cool game to back, for those who can and care.

    Go Igavania.
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  • MGS5's seedy Quiet figure has squeezable boobs

  • SpaceMonkey77 11/05/2015

    @Sicho

    Indeed, I have that book too. At least through Yoji Shinkawa's art its done in good adult taste, that it features in the art book as production assets, and not on a game shelf.

    But hey, each to his own. Two steps forward and one back. Previously Liquid Snake bought the bishi fans a dose of naked male torso, for those who dig that. Could be said it cuts both ways, and yet maybe not.
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  • SpaceMonkey77 11/05/2015

    Well, at least Sniper Wolf and Meryl had some class in their design, as Shadow Moses was freaking cold. Quiet by contrast is trashy, but hey, we've been over that already. A lot to be said for an editor here and there, no. Perhaps some of Konami's better character designers may have left since MGS1, years ago.

    Not going to push/impose my view on others, just let the question mark float overhead, that someone thought her design was a good/cool idea. These figs will sell to their target audience and we aren't being forced to buy them. Play Arts also make some very cool figures/models.

    Anyway, moving on....
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  • SpaceMonkey77 11/05/2015

    My original view on Quiet was that of there's no need/impractical fan service and it partly still is in that camp. However, I'm not going to dictate what some can and can't create for themselves or others. MGS for as much as it sings that dark song war, nukes, robots etc, is also well known for not taking itself too seriously, in a similar way to the GTA series.

    Take it with a pinch of salt, and an ''Oh, Japan! You so crazy'', while reading page 3 of the U.K's The Sun/Daily Mirror?The Star newspapers.
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  • Former BioShock dev's sci-fi adventure The Black Glove shelved

  • SpaceMonkey77 11/05/2015

    A pity. I liked the look of it, offering something different from fps games like Portal. Perhaps too high brow for some. Hope it'll get another chance some other time. Reply +2
  • Nintendo "optimistic" on ending region locks, starting with NX

  • SpaceMonkey77 11/05/2015

    @shehzaanshazabdulla

    There's something you guys have forgotten, which is that CEX originally began their humble life as a import game store. When they went mainstream, a huge part of that scene had to migrate online and to smaller lesser known stores. Any import game store still standing today is a good thing, but as games go more online, even they might feel the pinch. Retro stuff is good back up for them, which is going to make things very tricky if big boys like Game/Game Stop start to nibble that niche import cake, with small import game stores possibly then feeling the burn.
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  • SpaceMonkey77 11/05/2015

    @Eternal_Lee

    360 was region free like PS3, but it was left up to the publisher/dev, if they wanted their games to be region free or not. It put 360 in a funny spot where a lot of its games are region free and some aren't. PS3 was region free all the way, though.
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  • SpaceMonkey77 11/05/2015

    Region locking was always half baked anyway. Nintendo have seemed a bit hit and miss on this one over the years. Any time their consoles were region free, the gaming experience was always better. Hell, GC would have died much earlier, were it not for import games that gamers could play on it, and fill that regular Nintendo drought that's now common place.

    Yes, they used to give the reason of 'so they can tell how much is selling per region,' but there are other ways of finding that info out. This proves that it was always a poor excuse. Glad I imported games anyway, as there are some crazy cool games out there, that we will never see officially.

    This is good. I'm glad PS3/4/360 doing it early on has shown that there's nothing to fear from it. A sale is still a sale.
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  • Project Cars races to pole position in UK chart

  • SpaceMonkey77 11/05/2015

    Well, this is cool for Project Cars, after their long journey, from concept to Kickstarter and now onto shelves. It almost went down the tubes along the way, but their creators hung tough and made it happen still.

    Will look forward to playing it. Nice time to be a driving game fan, today. Next Car Game, Assetto Corsa, Dirt Rally and now this. Fun times, indeed.
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  • Star Citizen FPS called Star Marine

  • SpaceMonkey77 11/05/2015

    Ah, man, this game is going to be so sick, I might need a new heart. Please be awesome.

    See that, SW Battlefront, SC/SM is eating your cake and everyone is getting a fatter slice.
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  • Gears of War: Ultimate Edition spotted

  • SpaceMonkey77 11/05/2015

    I get why some are concerned about where games are going, that some are reliant on remakes. I share the same view, but know that as making a game continues to sky rocket in cost, something has to give to make things better. That something so far are indies, crowd funding and PC to put it simpler. These are IMO, anathema to everything that a corporate console currently is, which is why those spaces are thriving while much of the established guard are cautious or less eager to try anything new.

    In the end it'll will be a good thing. New and different games from smaller teams, while others cling to certain franchises more. Race to the bottom? No, more of an alternative route with half a map. Where does it all lead in the end? My guess is more PC based consoles like PS4.XB1, eventually with creation options like a PC (give it another decade or so.
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  • SpaceMonkey77 11/05/2015

    It'll probably be all three if not four games in a box. Frankly a good move. Like the Master Chief collection, there's a lot of good fun to be had with the Gears games, especially in this early gen drought. I just hope that this collection eventually trickles down onto PC too.

    Many like to give Gears heat, but its a damn fun game series once you give it time.

    Before you see a Dishonored sequel, I think they are probably going to upgrade to another engine. The first game looks last gen when you look closer at it. Enjoy this coming console GotY edition anyway.
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  • Alien: Isolation sales reach 2.1m, FM15 810K

  • SpaceMonkey77 11/05/2015

    That's good. If Creative do another Isolation game, I'd like a fresh take. Give us some Earth War or something. I think the only way that they could better Isolation, was to try something like Newt's Tale, where she's surviving the downfall of Hadley's Hope, crawling through vents and scavenging, while avoiding the xenos.

    Alpha Protocol? Never did try that one.
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  • Face-Off: Project Cars

  • SpaceMonkey77 10/05/2015

    Went as expected. I think consoles trying to emulate PC is in a better spot, but they'll never really be as good. Nice try though. Reply +5
  • Assassin's Creed: Syndicate is the Victorian AC adventure

  • SpaceMonkey77 09/05/2015

    I'm actually gonna have to start playing these games, but the focus on assassins I find a bit cliched now.

    Assassin Mc'Stabby-Neck, reporting for time-hopping stabby duty.
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  • Nintendo to launch five smartphone games by March 2017

  • SpaceMonkey77 09/05/2015

    Would like to see F Zero get some love on phones/tablets. Its face paced fun, that can be played for short or long periods of time. MK could also do the same, as its very open to all ages.

    Whatever they choose, I'm glad they are doing this. It will open up their engineers to the tech of phones out there (a darn sight better than their handhelds, so no need for artificial gimping), while allowing them to experiment in a way that they've been closed to for a long time. Stepping out of your comfort zone, can be good for even the most hermit like.

    The mobile market not maintaining extra players, we'll see. Yes, its as crowded as hell but due to the nature of many games being on open platforms, its likelihood of running aground is slim, just like that of the PC market tanking, as many used to predict each generation. And like the latter cousin, mobile will just evolve and survive.
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  • SpaceMonkey77 08/05/2015

    @jamyskis1981

    Well, money is money. Its not a perfect system for mobile, but it works if the games are good enough.

    As for regulation, that's very unlikely on Android. Even Apple can't get that bit right. You can opt for that job if you like.
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  • SpaceMonkey77 08/05/2015

    @jamyskis1981

    I hear ya on the micro transaction part, but while you and I won't pay up in game, there a plenty of gamers with disposable income that will do so.

    If there's a place for Clash of Clans to do well, there will be on for these five upcoming Nintendo games to do the same. Everyone knows Nintendo, so why wouldn't it work?
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  • SpaceMonkey77 08/05/2015

    @GamesConnoisseur

    Not at all. It won't be the end of them, just through a platform addition in mobile. Something like Mario Kart would be a good place to start on mobiles, IMO. They will adjust to mobile or fail at it.
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  • Why DirectX 12 is a game-changer for PC enthusiasts

  • SpaceMonkey77 09/05/2015

    @Gemini42

    I heart and mirror your opinion. I too after spending the last nine years enjoying the 360 with many cool games, have become colder to consoles. The push for mega-corps to get us to invest in their 'box' for a decade, then kick us to the curb to, upgrade at the sword of upgrade lords or die, is unacceptable (while eventually upgrades have their place). These consoles have bought much joy, but the idea of such a temporary ecosystem I dislike.

    On PC however, I'm safe in the knowledge that my games will work, not be gimped from online options (cough EA cough), plus many games having great fan support, long after publishers have abandoned them. MS and Sony, would have let a game like TF2 die on consoles, but on PC, it still thrives and is played much each day. And long may it do so.

    My conclusion is that consoles have reached as far as they can go to a degree, with PC being the place to be, allowing both consumption and creation to take place and make the games industry a better place. And while some exclusives are nice on console, I can no longer have them as my lead system for fun gaming times.
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  • SpaceMonkey77 09/05/2015

    Wow, wasn't aware that AMD had lost their edge. Can't say I've ever had an AMD system though, as over the years as friends have sometimes had them, they tend to bring more issues than Nvidia ones.

    DX12 will be interesting, but I'm still going with what works via Nvidia. Each to their own.
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  • Video: Playing Black Mesa, the Half-Life for today

  • SpaceMonkey77 08/05/2015

    Have this around somewhere, will have to install it at last. Looks awesome for a mod effort. Reply 0
  • The land beyond Achievements

  • SpaceMonkey77 08/05/2015

    @thestage

    Lol. So are scores/rankings in games, which have been around for ages, friend. I think some still like to get all up in achievements face, because it was an MS idea, that has worked well and since been adopted by most games we now play.

    They hurt no one, allow for extra challenge (either personally or against a friend or two), even after you've completed a game, and the best part is that they can actually be switched off in your pc/console settings, if your dislike them plaguing you games. Win for all gamers and nothing to complain about.

    Next at 9. All means of scoring being removed from all sports, because they are meta dick-waving garbage and who cares. Okay, good luck with that.

    I love achievements and trophies. They are a nice gift for playing, especially if you don't know how to get them. Its also one of the things that the internet can spoil, but don't let that possibility spoil your fun.
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  • Metal Gear stylin': Konami is launching an MGS clothing line

  • SpaceMonkey77 08/05/2015

    Okay, these are cool. Wouldn't say no to a Foxhound shirt.

    But erm, where are my Suikoden, Castlevania and Sunset Riders shirts?
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  • Chin up Kojima, Goat Simulator's got your baaaaack

  • SpaceMonkey77 08/05/2015

    Nice move. I reckon he'll probably move to the U.S, try and start his own studio there. Guess we'll find out at or after E3. If he was to work with others, I think EA, Activision or Bethesda would be high on the lists. Reply 0
  • Yoshimitsu sure looks different in Tekken 7

  • SpaceMonkey77 08/05/2015

    Well, the cosmetics won't matter much, He'll still play the same. Just wish as much redesigning would go into other characters, that just a wardrobe change. Reply +1
  • Nintendo records first annual profit in four years

  • SpaceMonkey77 07/05/2015

    Without new piece of hardware out by them, I think Nintendo games could still thrive on other platform, and frankly gain more extra players than less. PC would certainly be a welcome place to see Nintendo games in the future, where there's a lot less games like theirs.

    Think of all those who missed Wii, Wii U, who would love to play their games and there's money in them there hills. I hope their NX move will give them a chance to put something on PC, and not treat it like a gaming lepper. Exclusive are nice, but we all know they aren't really needed and only artificially limit any games exposure.

    Sure, no one wants them to disappear and I hope positive change doesn't doom them. However, them tapping out on the competition front doesn't help them, mind. That's far too negative and safe an option that still hamstrings them.

    Anyway, E3 only a few weeks away.
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  • SpaceMonkey77 07/05/2015

    @grassyknoll

    Well, if they go too lean again with NX, as you say, they've already failed again. Don't forget that iPad/phone is out there eating up market share and they are always cutting edge, and thus more games appear on them. Why make games for a lesser system, after that early launch phase has died down?

    Not a good idea for history to repeat itself for them.
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  • SpaceMonkey77 07/05/2015

    @grassyknoll

    Consolidation can back fire, but we'll see. Only thing that worries me about NX is putting of two eggs in one basket. That the home part will be limited/gimped like previous console) by the portable part (if that's how they roll), because it will again be held back artificially against the competition.

    Hopefully E3 will shed more light on NX.

    My other worry is the biggest one, which is that history has proved that when Nintendo are in the money, they get complacent by default. Then the rot can set in again, causing the same issues, that still plague them.
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  • SpaceMonkey77 07/05/2015

    Wow, 9.5m in life time sales. That is poor for a home console, but expected for what Wii U is. Its very them to play down things when they are bad, but peacock when they are not. PS4 selling over twice as much in less time really shows how the game has changed, leaving Nintendo behind.

    Local play has its place, as does stronger marketing/advertising, but overall I think there's little that Nintendo can do for Wii U, but ride it out to the open grave on the horizon, where NX waits with a spade, to put Wii U out of its misery.

    We'll see if with its successor, they can at last be bothered to upgrade to Blu Ray, a decent hard drive and better online as standard, and actually give themselves a fighting chance again with NX. Perhaps then I might consider purchasing one and decent game support will arrive at last.
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  • No aim-down-ironsights for Star Wars Battlefront

  • SpaceMonkey77 07/05/2015

    Don't like the idea, but it could work out. I recall back on Bad Company 2, some snipe options like going prone was removed, to enable less camping snipers, because they were more visible, kneeling or standing to fire. Too much camping was thing in BC1.

    EA can try this, but if gamers dislike it, iron sights could easily come back in.
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  • "Almost certain failure": How Monolith saved Mordor

  • SpaceMonkey77 06/05/2015

    Liked the look of it from the first video and its cool that its worth our time. GotY edition all the way for me. Would be nice to see a sequel, but who knows. Reply +1
  • Oculus Rift's consumer launch design revealed

  • SpaceMonkey77 06/05/2015

    Looks nice but there's is no way that its going to get those huge numbers, some are expecting. Most of the support will be on PC/Mac I expect, anyway. Reply +4
  • Project Cars puts the sport back into motorsport games

  • SpaceMonkey77 06/05/2015

    Another PC positive.

    So many games, so little time.
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  • GOG Galaxy enters open beta for all to try

  • SpaceMonkey77 05/05/2015

    Like the purple GUI. This is good overall and I'd rather GOG be around than publishers specific stuff like U-Play or EA's thingy.

    Cross-play without issues. Kudos GOG. I'll check it out.
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  • Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 5 revealed

  • SpaceMonkey77 05/05/2015

    This game again? Back for another half pipe, with bruises and breaks not enough to keep it away. Despite its broken leg from that peripheral nonsense, I expect fans will eat it up anyway.

    Perhaps it might improve, since its last time out.
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  • Half-Life 1 remake Black Mesa out on Steam Early Access

  • SpaceMonkey77 05/05/2015

    Guess there's some irony here, considering that Steam got a kicking from many about selling mods. Black Mesa is a cool project and deserves its dues, but it previously being free, puts it in the middle of the free/paid mod argument, that hasn't settled yet.

    If its sold for a low and reasonable price, it'd be better for all, without making Valve look like some kind of evil entity, which it is surely not. Just make sure to give those modders, a decent cut of the spoils, Valve.
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  • Garbage Day offers an open world with no locked doors

  • SpaceMonkey77 04/05/2015

    Cool. Always nice to see, what a one man band effort can do. Reminds me of The Long Dark. And he's 19, wow, just wow. Jaw dropped.

    Yeah, GTA would kind of break for those interior reasons, which I've also run into.
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  • Digital Foundry: Hands-on with PlayStation Now

  • SpaceMonkey77 04/05/2015

    Cool idea, but like On Live, its way ahead of where decent enough BB is now, so its no wonder there will be lag and resolution issues.

    Come back in decade, when fios is standard globally.
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  • Playtonic launches 175k Yooka-Laylee Kickstarter campaign

  • SpaceMonkey77 02/05/2015

    @PCMaestro

    I can agree with you on that one. Few will care anyway.

    Hey, never knew about Nintendo gimping dev kits so not to be outshined. That's very dark stuff but not really surprising either.
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  • Elder Scrolls Online and the turbulent topic of text chat on console

  • SpaceMonkey77 02/05/2015

    @zzkj

    Agreed. Such limits is stuff that hold consoles back from being more. Another reason I'm opting for PC gaming, over console after many years.

    You are probably right about MS on that one.
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