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  • Apple accidentally announces iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus via own website

  • SpaceMonkey77 07/09/2016

    I'm yet to have the luxury of an iphone, but even from a regular phone user view, dropping the 3.5 jack is a risky one. I hope other phones keep it in, because its nice to have an extra option for audio uses, than just one alone. I have migrated to wireless headphones, due to ease of use and no wires to get caught/snag in things, well, that and my 3.5 jack busting in previous snags.

    Good luck to those from walks who can be at an Apple store soon. I'll stick with an android, as it cheap and works okay.

    Where to go next for Apple? Good question, as they seem to have less means to evolve now, and for how long will an annual phone update, do well for them. Guess we'll find out the rest soon.
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  • Batman: Return to Arkham out this October

  • SpaceMonkey77 06/09/2016

    Great, but I think its time to move on from Batman games, as much as I love them and fix the eternal Superman game problem, as we've yet to get a good one. Or even another superhero from their stable. Reply +5
  • The battle to fix Britain's internet heats up

  • SpaceMonkey77 06/09/2016

    I can agree that reliance on ol' copper upgrading to Fios has been slow, but I saw this slowness way back when, which is what caused me to switch to VM, who've always been quick to sort this stuff out.

    BT being slow wasn't surprising though. I think its just a pity we don't have Google doing fibre over here too, as they could easily push BT out of the picture. As for other small players, IMO, they should group together and cover the cost of sidestepping copper to fibre, as VM did. Then slowly, BT and their slowness will become but memories.

    I think we are in a good space as far as games go, and it can only get better, even as average game size grows.
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  • Asus ROG GX800VH review - the world's most powerful gaming laptop?

  • SpaceMonkey77 05/09/2016

    @the_sas_man

    I used to be a desk top guy, but I see that l-tops are more practical for gaming anywhere. If not the one in this video, its best to shop around and even possibly custom build for what you need, and like desk tops, they can last years before any tweaks are needed.
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  • Ark fans burned by Scorched Earth, the Early Access game's "completely finished" expansion

  • SpaceMonkey77 05/09/2016

    There isn't a perfect place for these games. If they are small and gain popularity, they must tread a fine line of affordable dlc and maybe some free dlc. If all dlc is paid, there is a danger that gamers will get burnt out too much, on the never ending practice.

    Will be interesting to see how this plays out. Haven't played this game yet, but it looks fun. If any game is fun enough, the dlc prices also need be reasonable too.
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  • This Steam Greenlight game Islands is going to be amazing

  • SpaceMonkey77 05/09/2016

    Well, I think it looks different, but what exactly is a person supposed to play. Some mystery on this one. Reply +2
  • Metroid Prime: Federation Force flops

  • SpaceMonkey77 05/09/2016

    The Metroid series has great potential, but I think that since the GC, the console tech hasn't supported much progression, of the likes that many other fps games take advantage of. When I see were many upcoming fps games are now going, this series is being left behind.

    There's two ways this could to benefit Nintendo. First would for a proper Nintendo Metroid game to hit and push NX, as was done to help GC. The other option would for Nintendo to create a brand new fps game, apart from the Metroid brand altogether, that would give fans something new, away from years of poor old 3DS hardware. Who'd make such a game, is anyone's guess.

    Overall, I think a new console requires new games, as well as a mix of old establish gems. but I get this thread isn't about NX, while 3DS is in its last years.
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  • Mother Russia Bleeds review

  • SpaceMonkey77 05/09/2016

    @TekMerc

    Such should be review basics, so please correct, EG.

    Will watch on Steam list.
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  • The state of video game TV

  • SpaceMonkey77 05/09/2016

    Best of luck to those making it.

    As I've said before the days of yore are misty memories, as far as games on tv are concerned and they are never likely to return, especially with u-tubes and others around, that can do this stuff better, longer, humorously crazy shallow and more in depth as gamers needs require. I also think the age of celebrities pushing games has also long gone too, because while you might hear such talking about games, until you see them actually play a game, you might remain a skeptic.

    You want to do a 24hr game marathon online for s challenge, or make you own gaming style talk show, go nuts because traditional tv media will not allow such, in either time, man power or money.

    And here's the key part. I need the latter with such discussion for games, in a similar way to how some watch Top Gear about their cars they love. Amusing stuff is fun, but only goes so far, IMO.
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  • DF Retro: MDK revisited - a PC game quite unlike any other

  • SpaceMonkey77 03/09/2016

    Good addition, DF. Enjoyed the RR joint a lot. Pity the series has suffered in recent years, reaching its peak around RR6/7. Greater, more realistic driving games lapped this arcade based series, but much fun can still be had with previous versions.

    Deus Ex video was interesting, as I'd not played the early original PC games.
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  • Face-Off: Resident Evil 4 Remastered

  • SpaceMonkey77 03/09/2016

    Still haven't played this since the GC days, but still love it, alongside RE5. Reply +1
  • Watch: Seven times video games were just really, really gross

  • SpaceMonkey77 03/09/2016

    Dead Space 2! That still makes my skin tingle even today, while also being scary. I have eye issues so it really hit me, where it hurts. Glad I got it right first time.

    RE7 is cracking up to be a great game, if they are creating the special effects that way.
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  • Bethesda's touching tribute to a fan who passed away

  • SpaceMonkey77 02/09/2016

    ''All your gamers are belong to us.''

    Nice trib. Perhaps on day, all gamers will get the same, if we buy enough of their games.
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  • PlayStation Move is back, and now in a PSVR double pack

  • SpaceMonkey77 01/09/2016

    Those Wii U type bobbles make this unattractive, and IMO it could do with a redesign akin to OR and Vive controllers. Reply +1
  • Castle of Illusion remake will be removed from sale on Friday

  • SpaceMonkey77 01/09/2016

    @ubiquitousuk

    Thanks for the heads up.
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  • SpaceMonkey77 31/08/2016

    @Nintendo64

    Yep, love games but this stuff makes it difficult going forward. The hurt edge of the digi-sword. It would be nice if a digital to print option was available, in advance of the cut off time, then we could all be warned 'get it now'.

    Perhaps give gamers, the last 12 months before expiration, especially if there's no physical version, and have a mad sale too.

    GTI Club+? Didn't know that was out of action too.
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  • Nvidia is making its own Fallout 4 mod

  • SpaceMonkey77 31/08/2016

    Instead of having 3d benchmarks, this would be an interesting way to go, mod games, possibly exclusive to each type of card.

    Wait! Forget that last part, perhaps.
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  • Virgin Media wants you to buy its "boss-mode level" broadband for gamers

  • SpaceMonkey77 31/08/2016

    Recently updated from 20mb to 50mb. I'll be okay with that for now. At last check, I was still on 20 down and 2 up (this up part, terrible).

    Get this if its for you.
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  • This War of Mine dev unveils "deeply serious" new game Frostpunk

  • SpaceMonkey77 30/08/2016

    Like the sound of it. One to watch. Reply +1
  • Metal Gear Solid 5 Definitive Edition spotted at various retailers

  • SpaceMonkey77 30/08/2016

    Well guess it might be the time to buy MGS again. A nice surprise, if some can get over their Konami bads. Reply 0
  • Deus Ex: Mankind Divided tops UK chart but Human Revolution sales were "much stronger"

  • SpaceMonkey77 30/08/2016

    A double bonus for Square. Loved the original, and it was and still is a nice MGS alternative. Going to have to play mine again. Added to list. Reply 0
  • What happened to gaming's Waterworld?

  • SpaceMonkey77 29/08/2016

    @Rogueywon

    Indeed. The MMO genre grail was a previous of many, and with the rise GTAIII and IV, sand box games began to touch on that kind of stuff too.

    As always happens, and is now happening with TF2 style games, it can get too crowded, and some games can and can't make it, with such external pressure, let alone internal struggles to a finish line.

    An MMO sand box game can work, but it would require a lot more than some devs/pubs can manage. Thus making a game with single and multiplayer options is still the norm, offering much more flexibility, in time, money, ability, talent and hopefully player to play.
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  • Digital Foundry: Let's build a 1080p60 gaming PC

  • SpaceMonkey77 28/08/2016

    Its been a while since I had a build home PC, and its amazing what these things are like now. Were I building for game/home use (or having one built for me), something around the 600-700 mark would do and hopefully last a fair amount of time, before tweaks, over clocks and upgrades are needed. Guess its down to how much you want to put in and also get out of it. Reply +1
  • "We have to do better when we launch NX"

  • SpaceMonkey77 28/08/2016

    Best to give it time and see anyway. We are six months out from launch, and while we are eager for info, its better we play other great games, until they have something to reveal. Reply 0
  • SpaceMonkey77 27/08/2016

    @gizmo2501

    Indeed, the fragmentation and parity between systems has been key, to being a real shackle for them to date. Too many gamers forget about devs requiring parity to make and sell their games and consistent controls.
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  • SpaceMonkey77 27/08/2016

    @gizmo2501

    Beg to differ. All good inventions/reinventions have a degree of consistency. The PS controller has that. Nintendo should have stuck with evolving the Wavebird as their standard dual analogue controller, but no, they went and change it again, creating further fragmentation. And guess what, most gamers like placing confidence in such consistency. On top of that, the rise of the USB controller has helped to cement controller use and make things easier for gaming.

    Would rather take onscreen maps and stuff, via the click of a button, than on my lap, each to their own, and that wasn't enough to justify that tab controller, hence the lack of dev support for it.

    As for EG, I think that EG is doing okay in keeping out of fanboyism, and open to all formats that run games. Its many gamers here that divide us, when some of us fail to see from differing points of view, some perhaps based on experience, knowledge and others not.
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  • SpaceMonkey77 26/08/2016

    The PS4 Slim reveal the other day says a lot, about Sony in the 21st century. Did Sony worry about it? No, instead they enjoyed the musings of gamers trying to figure out if it was real or not. In the end, Sony still won from all that exposure of a new PS4.

    Nintendo on the other hand, still being too precious with a few months to go. If you want us interested, best to stop worrying about and reveal. Even a silhouette of it, wouldn't reveal too much.
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  • SpaceMonkey77 26/08/2016

    What's worrying about this is that there'll be a large number of devs, who'll be on the fence, due to this controller issue. Across current formats, some devs love the parity and ease of porting a game.

    Throwing a new controller option in there will hurt things, especially if mo-cons and not a standard dual analogue 8-10 button one. Perhaps more of a curve ball, but still makes things difficult for them to push games onto NX. For Nintendo games, it'll be solid, but others, who knows. Its little cracks in conception like this, that can slowly turn into large gaping fractures of console death.

    Guess we can only know how bad, once they unveil it. Best to hurry, as only so many will give it time, once PS4 Neo and Scorpio are on the horizon.
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  • SpaceMonkey77 26/08/2016

    @andrewsqual

    There in is that good point. Two months before release, that's far too short. They should be giving gamers and retailers a six month space from release at least in the minimum. I find it quite astounding that many places are taking pre-orders, but don't know what it even looks like. And if Nintendo don't reveal this thing before PS4Neo and Scorpio hit, they might be a floating corpse, before given a chance.
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  • SpaceMonkey77 26/08/2016

    @lukej

    Can agree that brand consistency is key, especially with regards to a name. 20 years of PlayStation, everyone knows just what it is, same with Xbox too. Such give gamers confidence than not.

    I too hope NX does well, but nothing revealed yet, many gamers are still buying blind. For devs to stay and consider it an option, they need to give us something, especially after lack of anything at E3. If nothing is revealed at TGS, then I'm going to worry much more.

    Best of luck, anyway.
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  • Dead Rising 4 is a good zombie game, but maybe not a good Dead Rising

  • SpaceMonkey77 28/08/2016

    I was always of the mind that the original DR didn't need bosses, as they tend to while injecting a danger element, spoil the flow of the game, making it too Resident Evil like.

    Haven't played DR3 yet, but like DR4, like what I see of it.
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  • SpaceMonkey77 26/08/2016

    The march of this series has been faster than I can keep up. Last one I played was DR2, and I still didn't finish it. One thing this game needs is a story free mode, where players can just go nuts, because I feel the save system and the imposed time limits hurt it and turned many gamers off of it, and onto other zombie games instead.

    State of Decay is still a big fave of many, because it gives the player freedom to roam, wherever in its sandbox. That's what more gamers want, IMO.

    May still check this out, because its a game with zombies in it.
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  • There's a new report about those NX detachable controllers

  • SpaceMonkey77 27/08/2016

    @scottjamesholland

    Well, that's the interesting part, Wii U could have been just a normal console like the rest, with enough power under its hood and good services, and that would have kept all parties of both devs and gamers happy. Trouble is, some at Nintendo only like to spend so much on furthering/advancing their game console technology, which is kind of its own death knell of Ludditism, in a tech based games industry. Thus we have Nintendo, after a few generations in this struggling state, good games aside, when it really need not have been so, if you invest in the right tech and such.

    The recent Pokemon Go phenom thing, is a fine example of them again, perhaps sleeping on the ball, while also showing that dedicated handheld consoles can't beat the reach and impact of smart phones. With this last point in mind, it bodes well for NX, if enough people bite. Plus, Nvidia adds a smarter 1up.

    But of course, I'm just a game fan and dev/design fan, and don't know all that goes on in their ball park.
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  • SpaceMonkey77 27/08/2016

    @BonzoBanana

    I didn't have the pleasure of a Wii U, but I saw the problems as they played out, that despite the cool games on it. You speak of a 100 tech box, but that's a worse bottle neck to be caught in. See how well that doing for Amazon. A tablet is more progressive IMO, as it can be updated as often as needed, without any of the disparity guff of some games not working on it, like occurred with 3DS and 3DSXL. And while I would have preferred a strong home console from Nintendo, I think the very fact that they are working with Nvidia (who know how to make sweet tablet like the Razor), is a huge positive step forward for them, that will make their future brighter, and could yet be key to my eventually buying one.


    @smellykok

    Sure, yeah. After pretty much three decades of gaming, I know nothing, Jon Snow.

    Tilt controls exist but still are no substitute for proper tactile controls, that why tilt is used for accelerometer/gyro based games and not much else, so best not to bank you hopes on that. Stop and think how many games you've played in the last 12-24 months, that are hits and use tilt. And no clip on controllers will substitute what works, dual analogue ones.
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  • SpaceMonkey77 27/08/2016

    @smelly

    I don't have a PS4, but that's not why I said what I did. Controllers have reached their peak of design and efficiency for the most part and only need tweaking were needed as with MS creme controllers and VR.

    Doing this on a tablet, which is something you need a simple usb/wifi controller to hook up to (not something wired), may hurt it. I after all this time am getting the impression, that Nintendo want to mess with controllers, so to avoid messing with the real issue, their console base unit themselves (glad that part is in Nvidia hands, mind, but had they done the same with a home based unit, fortunes might have improved). They want to use controls as a distraction, once more, than focus on what gamers are actually requesting.

    The N64 controller was one thing, for what it introduced and the GC a good extension evolution of that controller. With the Wii and Wii U, showed lack of vision, backed by the controller gimmick masks again.

    I'll still give them a chance, mind, until I see it in action, with something else, more technically challenging than LoZ.
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  • SpaceMonkey77 26/08/2016

    If this is true, then that's put a cheapo, rusty nail in it for me. Is this the reason they haven't shown anything of NX yet?

    Mo-cons outside of VR, now, I won't be visiting. Oh man, all gamer people wanted was a normal controller for this tablet thing, and we are going back there again, really?. Nintendo, a portable Wii was never what gamers wanted.

    Oh man, what a way to,....I'm left somewhat speechless. If LoZ is still the big draw, those clicky, cheap controllers won't get used. Just push a Wavebird 2 next to it and be done.

    I'm now going to be on the waiting fence, as they've been too hush about it, with six months to go.
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  • Resident Evil 7 story, combat details spilled by ESRB

  • SpaceMonkey77 26/08/2016

    Watching this, I was glad to see the creep back up my spine, and it bodes well for RE7. What will really be the decider, will be the action, which we've not seen anything of yet.

    I agree that optional first and third person viewpoints would aid this game. I love the going back to the Las Plagas type of creepy, that almost passes as human in appearance, but beneath is probably something more...waiting to bite, eat and end you.

    Looking forward to it.
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  • Watch: Why I'm not sticking with No Man's Sky

  • SpaceMonkey77 26/08/2016

    I still have played it, but will just add this. I think its commendable what Hello Games tried to and did achieve with this game, especially for a new small dev, starting out. Perhaps its in part there, where they might have tripped up, trying to run before they could walk on their own. Add pressure from Sony and preview hype, and you get the picture.

    Its not all doom and gloom, though. As we've seen with many games with more online hooks, there's a huge opportunity for Hello Games to bounce back from this, with new content updates to improve the game, now its out in the wild.

    As a good example, Destiny had major issues from launch, but many still managed to turn that ship around in time, and they had much more money and personnel at hand, while it certainly split many gamers, to be more cautious of launch games, all being in the box, as it were. Still plenty of gamers playing and enjoying Destiny to date.

    Somewhere down the line, I'll pick up NMS, but then I look across at Star Citizen, knowing that game, though taking ages, is looking to be the future cream of this genre. I still hope Hello can tweak NMS to be better, and good luck to them.
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  • SpaceMonkey77 25/08/2016

    Well, Hello wanted to break new ground. Had this game come out later on, a lot of that planetary emptiness vibe can go away. Reply 0
  • Rick and Morty co-creator launches VR studio with former Epic producer

  • SpaceMonkey77 26/08/2016

    @BabyBabyBabyOh

    I do enjoy much more Regular Show, than Adventure Time. Better?
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  • SpaceMonkey77 25/08/2016

    Lol. Love the name and though VR less, will look forward to the game.

    I'm more a Regular Show, Adventure Time guy. Will check out Rick and Morty at some point.
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  • Finally, you can add 2-Step Verification to your PlayStation account

  • SpaceMonkey77 25/08/2016

    @Turniplord

    I forgot some of my details, so it was a knightmare because of an old dead email address, attached to my PSN account. Tried to change it and PSN said a warped 'no'.
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  • SpaceMonkey77 25/08/2016

    @Aenima_pt

    Don't know what got you special access, but I know I tried it recently and it was absolute hell. The thing frustrated so much, all I could do was open a new PSN account, to play my games (on PS3 mind. Like I said, email turnpike from hell town.
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  • SpaceMonkey77 25/08/2016

    Room for improvement, certainly. Hope they fix changing email addresses too, which is on the left turnpike from hell town. Reply +6
  • Virginia, one of 2016's most promising games, is coming to Xbox One, PS4 and PC next month

  • SpaceMonkey77 25/08/2016

    Will check it out, since you mention it, but I tire of Twin Peaks refs in games, since Deadly Premonition. Reply 0
  • Kingsglaive isn't a great movie, but it's a good intro to Final Fantasy 15's fascinating new world

  • SpaceMonkey77 25/08/2016

    @-Unknown-

    Don't think Blizzard need to, friend, as Blizzard have been doing great cg on PC for years. Go look at early Starcraft cg. The recent WoW and Overwatch mini movies, show that if they really wanted to, Blizzard could hold their own with a cg movie, and most of all, they'd have better writers to tell a better story.

    I've not played any WoW at all, but its lore draws me in, because as fantasy, it holds its own well outside of the game, much better, IMO (while I still have some old school heart for FF).
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  • SpaceMonkey77 25/08/2016

    I really hope that Square move to get this cg tech into other creative hands, because it could really be changing the game for CG, with other projects perhaps not game related. Better writers, directors and such, and great things could be done with it, no doubt. Please do not let the tech languish into obscurity, once this movie is down and dusted, as might have happened before. You could be out there, matching Pixar, Dreamworks and others, in small ways if not great ones.

    Hope all that went to the U.K prem enjoyed it, anyway. One to add to the collection once on BR or a stream.

    Imagine a Hitman, TR, Deus Ex or Commandos cg movie in that tech? Would be epic stuff.

    Perhaps certain ways of telling story, is why I'm more leaning towards Blizzard's tales, than Square's, these days, no offense or nothing, that's just me.
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  • Watchdog investigates Future merger with Imagine

  • SpaceMonkey77 24/08/2016

    @spamdangled

    The comparison is matched against Edge, which is older.
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  • Sleeping Dogs developer's new game is, sadly, not Sleeping Dogs 2

  • SpaceMonkey77 23/08/2016

    The rush for the Overwatch crown continues apace. To a degree I can understand it. Get gamers into a game having fun and for as long as possible and multiplayer will allow. Reply +1
  • Microsoft announces official Xbox Onesie

  • SpaceMonkey77 23/08/2016

    An interesting gamer option. If that's what keeps you happy at home and gaming/chilling, go nuts in that butter. Reply +1