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  • The Order 1886: Rummaging around in the toy box

  • TelexStar 30/09/2014

    @IronGiant Thanking you! Reply +1
  • TelexStar 30/09/2014

    @IronGiant
    There is another video around where they talk about a lot of the weapon designs and they show more footage of gameplay. I'm a sucker for games with interesting weaponry, which is why I enjoyed the Resistance games.
    Do you happen to have a link?

    I'm totally with you on interesting weapon design. There's an untapped market in FPS' and 3P shooters for this kind of design mechanic. Too many shooters focus on giving players more ways to merely do damage but forget about designing enemies that require different weapons to kill.
    Reply +1
  • Forza Horizon 2 review

  • TelexStar 25/09/2014

    @TheEarlOfZinger No one's arguing. Reply 0
  • TelexStar 25/09/2014

    @cloudskipa
    I didn't say it was a new thing though so I'm already well aware of that thanks.
    No, of course you didn't. You just implied it was a programming marvel that helped, and I quote..."make Horizon 2 the experience it is"

    [Edit] I forgot to ask... did the examples I gave you enlighten you to the fact that mud and dust effects building up on cars have been in driving games for years? I'm just curious.
    Reply -3
  • TelexStar 25/09/2014

    @cloudskipa No, let me spell it out for you. I wrote..
    You realise the irony of calling out PS4 fanboys with a post like this, right?
    In response to
    Let me guess...PS4 fanboys aren't happy a XO exclusive is reviewing well.

    Your move #Driveclub;p
    Explain to me then how I was being equally fanboyish and goading. Fanboyish and goading towards what? Forza Horizon 2? A game I said looked like a hell of a lot of fun?

    Calling someone out for being ironic (particularly when the guy admitted they were being tongue-in-cheek and deliberately ironic after the fact) doesn't make you ironic. It just makes you right! :)

    Seriously... (and I do genuinely mean this) give it a rest and enjoy Forza Horizon 2 next week.

    No, you're welcome!
    Reply +3
  • TelexStar 25/09/2014

    @cloudskipa
    Pointing out the irony in other people's posts while failing to see your own?

    That's um..pretty ironic.
    You say I'm being "ironic" but reading your post, I don't think it means what you think it means.
    Reply +3
  • TelexStar 25/09/2014

    @cloudskipa Ignoring the other Colin McRae games, the Rallisport series had pretty extensive mud and car damage effects, especially for the period...
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FPbd5yAzHXw

    WRC Rally games too...
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_zHjf9_LFN0

    The "Dirt" series too although technically under the same blanket as Colin McRae i guess. I don't know... how many more examples do you want before it becomes valid? [edit] found clip - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Krx4QLSGSlQ#t=133

    Of course, I'm sure the effects in FH2 are probably way better. I'm just saying it's not a new thing. It's not as evident these days because rally games have been driven into near obscurity in favour of super cars and road racing.

    I'm certainly not going to argue that a game 10 years ago models the effect better than a game being released next week. Just that the effect has been modelled by various driving games for years.
    Reply +2
  • TelexStar 25/09/2014

    @dogmanstaruk Fair enough. It's becoming harder and harder these days to tell the blind fanboys from the people who just want all the fanboy raging to end.

    Genuinely, FH2 looks like a right old laugh and that is after all the whole point of why we play games so good on them.
    Reply +1
  • TelexStar 25/09/2014

    @dogmanstaruk
    Let me guess...PS4 fanboys aren't happy a XO exclusive is reviewing well.

    Your move #Driveclub;p
    You realise the irony of calling out PS4 fanboys with a post like this, right?
    Reply +12
  • TelexStar 25/09/2014

    @PSfourskin Hang on. I didn't say anywhere that I disapproved of anyone liking the game you loon. You can like what you like. In fact, I even said I thought it looked like fun (did you read that bit? Or just skip over it?)

    I just wanted to point out that wizz-bang mud effects on cars have been around for yonks so when Mr cloudskipa felt the need to tout that as an amazing new development for driving games, along with super hot cloud density weather simulations, it's not actually a new thing.

    What's amusing is that had this exact same driving game been on a sony console, I've no doubt he'd be pointing out how the weather droplets on windscreens don't react or roll up the windscreen when driving at speed or how the shadow's cast by the sun, move quite choppily according to other reviews.

    Like I said though, the game does look like a hell of a lot of fun (genuinely). I loved the PGR series and taking out a vineyard in a Landrover would be on my tick list of things to do in a game. :)
    Reply +1
  • TelexStar 25/09/2014

    @cloudskipa
    ... or the way that mud gradually builds on the car body and tyres and is washed off by the rain.
    I'm not saying FH2 isn't any good (it does look like fun) but I feel the need to point out that mud has been building up on cars in driving games since Colin McRae Rally on the PSX.

    By all means though, carry on full steam on your hype train. I didn't mean to interrupt.
    Reply -1
  • Xbox One price cut by £20 in the UK, now £329

  • TelexStar 25/09/2014

    @cloudskipa
    I may not be a fan of theirs but I don't go into Sony threads running them down at every opportunity.
    Are you implying that's what I'm doing? Because in the very same comment that you quoted of mine, I go on to say...

    This price drop is good news imo. Good news for anyone who wants an XBO this christmas. As a very happy PS4 owner I'm interested to see how or if Sony will respond too.
    Reply -2
  • TelexStar 24/09/2014

    @cloudskipa
    Funny how MS have never supported their console when we're here 9 years into the 360's life with AAA exclusives still announced, something Sony have given up on seemingly with the younger PS3.
    And what new AAA 360 exclusive announcements are those? One's that aren't coming to XBO?
    Reply +4
  • TelexStar 24/09/2014

    @frazzl
    Well said. Grassyknoll has a fixation against MS that's obvious from all his comments. As a PS4 and X1 owner I agree with everything you said.
    And cloudskipa doesn't have the same fixation with Xbox? Why is it that almost a year on you guys (PS4 and XBO fans alike) still feel the need to justify your purchases? You guys make me laugh.

    This price drop is good news imo. Good news for anyone who wants an XBO this christmas. As a very happy PS4 owner I'm interested to see how or if Sony will respond too.
    Reply +6
  • Destiny has its first level 30 character

  • TelexStar 23/09/2014

    @BigDannyH It's not strictly locked out content. Well, I wouldn't call it that. It's the same content but just set at harder difficulties which you can't attempt until you hit a certain level.

    I am enjoying the game personally but I'm not sure I'm a big fan of the idea of levelling tied into random loot drops. It doesn't reward experience, just grind.
    Reply +1
  • TelexStar 23/09/2014

    @BigDannyH
    I remember reading something about the min level for doing the raid, so I can understand people trying to get to the extra content, but is there another reason I'm missing?

    I've read a lot of complaints about the grind post level 20 but can't figure out while people don't just stop trying to level up from there. You don't have to stop playing but no need to grind.
    It's not just the raids that are locked out. You're also locked out of the high difficulties (because they're locked by level) for all the other repeatable missions and strikes too. Basically, grinding for better gear to increase your light level IS all about playing more content.
    Reply +4
  • Sony quadruples forecast loss for financial year

  • TelexStar 17/09/2014

    I love how these mega corps blame the ideas/products rather than the people who made the decisions on said ideas/products.

    Pffff... bloody smartphones. Just can't trust 'em!
    Reply +28
  • Destiny public events to occur more frequently

  • TelexStar 12/09/2014

    @dogmanstaruk
    Anyone know what is in the basement in old Russia? Popped down there to find ?? level mobs so I quickly ran back out - I wonder what level they are, perhaps level 20.
    I went down there yesterday and they're level 18. Eventually beat them (at level 17) and found there's fuck all in there. Very disappointing. I'm enjoying the game but there's a complete lack of context to any of the enemies you're fighting in this game. It's just a random collection of spawning mobs dotted around with no real reason for being there. I want to love this game but it just doesn't feel very engaging in a lot of ways.
    Reply +21
  • Listen to Paul McCartney's theme song for Destiny

  • TelexStar 11/09/2014

    We all kill with a yellow submachine Gun. Reply +18
  • Leading creators back latest Tropes vs Women video

  • TelexStar 28/08/2014

    @frazzl Because people assume a sense of guilt onto themselves if they like a game that's been highlighted with these issues. It's natural for people to feel defensive (although also stupid!) Reply 0
  • Performance Analysis: Diablo 3 at 1080p on Xbox One

  • TelexStar 20/08/2014

    Does anyone have any info on how the character migration from old gen versions work? I read that this was possible (and even possible cross platform) but I'm interested in how it works in practice. I put a lot of hours into the 360 version and it would be ace if that progress could be imported into the PS4 version. Reply -1
  • Gamer Network is now hiring!

  • TelexStar 19/08/2014

    @dogmanstaruk
    Expecting a high percentage of female team members to offset the dominating male orientated workforce. Let us see if his high morale stance against those sexist game developers much water with Eurogamer.
    Positive discrimination is still discrimination you clown. The correct way not to discriminate is to hire on the merits of ability. Not to increase a particular gender percentage.
    Reply +10
  • Diablo 3: Ultimate Evil Edition guide

  • TelexStar 19/08/2014

    @BigDannyH
    I know this can't be what it's actually about, but I've never heard anyone describe where the skill is in the combat. All I ever see is "Diablo's all about the loot".
    The skill isn't in how you click to kill the monsters, it's in how you build your character to deal with the monsters and which monsters you target first. It's not something that's very apparent from looking at videos because the part that takes skill has been done before hand. The reward then comes from seeing how well your build works when you're out killing shit loads of monsters.

    It's not just about equipping the highest damage weapons either. There's quite a bit to consider like attack speed verses damage. Or gear that has better XP or gold boosts. Gear with better critical hit chance. Do you go for single hitting high damage abilities or more area effect abilities? And most importantly, that your build doesn't over spend on your ability resources (mana etc) before you've killed everything the game can throw at you.
    Reply +2
  • Destiny's six-player raids can only be played with friends

  • TelexStar 31/07/2014

    Do you have to have a full 6 player team? Or can you field 4 or 5? Reply +39
  • EA Access gives players access to triple-A games for $5 a month

  • TelexStar 30/07/2014

    @funkyman
    That has nothing to do with resellers, as in people selling used games in shops. It is referring to the owner of the Playstation 4. Sony have never tried to enforce it, but you're agreeing that they can by using the system.
    Those T&C's aren't attached to the owner of the PS4. They're attached to the software. That wording about not being able to resell games is included in every software license agreement I know of. All I was pointing out is it doesn't mean what a lot of people think it means - i.e. you as a consumer not being able to resell your game. It refers to people buying software for the (and this is the key part) express intent to resell that software on without permission.
    Reply +3
  • TelexStar 30/07/2014

    @funkyman
    And how's this for anti-consumer?....

    You must not resell either Disc-based Software or Software Downloads, unless expressly authorised by us and, if the publisher is another company, additionally by the publisher.
    People often get confused by this (I did until someone set me straight). The term "resell" doesn't refer to a consumer selling their game on ebay or to a mate. It refers to companies or merchants buying games with the express intent to resell those games on rather than consuming them. Look up definitions for "reseller". This isn't anti-consumer at all.
    Reply +4
  • Digital Foundry vs The Last of Us Remastered

  • TelexStar 29/07/2014

    @BLADE2709 Doubles as a coaster? Really? Then why don't you sell it?

    As for this remaster being a "money grab"... Don't be so bloody naive. Sony and Naughty Dog are businesses out to make money. A lot of people who bought a PS4, came from the 360 generation and so probably never got a chance to play the game. Why on earth *wouldn't* they release a high quality remaster?

    You don't have to buy it and like I said, if you're not happy with the PS4 then sell it.
    Reply +1
  • Remember PS3 hacker Geohot? Now he works for Google

  • TelexStar 17/07/2014

    @butler` Thanks. When I've finished caring about real life and other stuff that, you know… matters, I'll be sure to give it a read. Reply +8
  • TelexStar 17/07/2014

    @butler`
    remember when I commented that they should be offering him a job, not suing him, and got down-rated to shit?
    Oddly enough, no I don't.
    Reply +6
  • Space Hulk: Deathwing in-game trailer shows off Unreal Engine 4 visuals

  • TelexStar 27/06/2014

    Will look a lot more promising when we see some actual gameplay footage. I stopped caring about CG (in game or pre-rendered) scenes about 15 years ago. Reply +53
  • Crytek's Ryse 2 canned as financial struggle spreads to Shanghai

  • TelexStar 26/06/2014

    @Ralek The difference is that AC had a hell of a lot more going for it than just a a limited combat system. Reply +2
  • Out of nowhere, on-rails shooter Blue Estate launches on PS4

  • TelexStar 25/06/2014

    @MrMattAdz
    Personally I'm already happy with my camera just because it allows me to look around on war-thunder just by moving my head, like 'trackir' on PC.
    And just to add... I regularly have a couple of mates round to play local co-op games and its kinda handy how the camera logs everyone in without having to scroll through various profiles.
    Reply +1
  • Rockstar "very sorry" for Grand Theft Auto Online heists delay

  • TelexStar 19/06/2014

    Sorry, i just don't believe them. When did GTA5 come out? September? Rockstar had plans for heists way before the game was released. It was a promoted bloody feature of the game and planned for! Am I supposed to believe that 9 months after release they're still working the 'technical issues' out? It's pretty obvious at this late stage that heists have been delayed in order to throw them in with the PS4/XBO release and if true, that's a super shitty move.

    If this isn't the case then at the very least they should release Heists on the 360/PS3 gen first and give those people who supported the game early the first opportunity to play them. Then roll it out on PS4 as and when afterwards. I seriously doubt that will happen though.
    Reply -4
  • DreamHack's Hearthstone tournament winner accused of cheating

  • TelexStar 17/06/2014

    @TekMerc
    At no point did I. Seems Hearthstone players a a tad defensive...
    For what it's worth... I've never played Hearthstone (from what I've seen of it, it looks incredibly boring to me) but even I thought your tone was pretty hostile. I mean, being annoyed that your friends are posting pics to your feed is one thing (and probably a legitimate gripe) but maybe it's best to take it up with your fb friends, no?
    Reply +3
  • Tech Analysis: Destiny alpha on PS4

  • TelexStar 16/06/2014

    @grassyknoll
    Come on Eurogamer, it's not the game that costs 500 million, it's the franchise over the generation (that could be 3 or 4 games). Terrible misinformation to spread.
    Thanks for setting that straight for me. I read that and though '500 ****ing million? That's an insane amount of money for a game'. Makes more sense over a series though.
    Reply 0
  • Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain E3 trailer releases early

  • TelexStar 09/06/2014

    A missed 'Big Lebowski' opportunity on the cliff with the ashes.

    Looking forwards to the game, especially after playing around for hours with the engine in Ground Zeroes.
    Reply +10
  • You can now buy Battlefield 4 Battlepacks

  • TelexStar 28/05/2014

    @melnificent
    How can a scope, or grip that alters the stats NOT give a gameplay advantage?
    I guess because you can't specifically pay and choose what you want. You could get a bunch of shite. I'm not justifying it mind. People stupid enough to pay money for a battlepack would be better served just giving me their money instead. In return, I could tell them what fucking lunatics they are and hope the message sinks in before they end up adding more of their genes to the collective pool.
    Reply +11
  • Watch Dogs review

  • TelexStar 27/05/2014

    I've read reviews and it doesn't look like a bad game but I just can't get excited about this enough to drop the best part of fifty quid. And why am I still looking at Wolfenstein and deciding whether to buy it? A choice between these two games *should* have been easy. :/ Reply +2
  • See Microsoft's new Arctic Camouflage Xbox 360 controller

  • TelexStar 19/05/2014

    @Jonamok Technically, it's an uppercase lambda but yeah, not likely a confirmation of HL3. Reply +1
  • What's included in DriveClub's free PlayStation Plus Edition?

  • TelexStar 08/05/2014

    This does sound like a really odd way to do things, Sony. Basically penalising people who want to try out the game first? Nuts! Reply +1
  • There's a new Left 4 Dead... for Japanese arcades

  • TelexStar 30/04/2014

    I miss arcades. Reply +13
  • Hooah! When games speak like soldiers, are they missing part of the message?

  • TelexStar 30/04/2014

    @Bru-Man Still funny... Reply 0
  • TelexStar 29/04/2014

    @Haroldinho41
    Oscar Mike stands for "On the Move".
    How annoying would it be to be in a combat unit and called "Oscar" or "Mike"
    Reply 0
  • That ET Atari game really was buried in New Mexico

  • TelexStar 27/04/2014

    @dogmanstaruk That's right. Lets just ban all opinion so long as we can classify it as "trolling". In fact, lets just ban you because I don't like the cut of your jib.

    Or...

    We could just learn to skip past and ignore trolling comments.
    Reply +38
  • Can Godus be fixed?

  • TelexStar 25/04/2014

    "We've got this notion that we'd quite like to sail the ocean,
    But we've built it too big and we've run out of wood.
    We're not keen on sinkin' so that's why we're sittin' thinkin',
    Cause we've built it too big and we've run out of wood"


    Weirdly prophetic about Molyneux career of late. Maybe he's hoping a giant hand will lurch out of the sky and drop a handful of ideas on his front doorstep.
    Reply 0
  • PlayStation 4 update 1.70 detailed, will let you pre-load games

  • TelexStar 17/04/2014

    @Kasual7
    Ok so I’ve always wondered why Sony decided to go along with facebook regarding the sharing feature
    I hear what you're saying but you can customise what people see a great deal, although it's not really advertised. Like you, I've got a load of non-gamer friends/family who have zero interest in seeing their feeds clogged up with game videos. To get round this, you can create a custom list (on facebook's site) and add only those gamer friends to it. Then on your PS4, you can set the privacy settings to share with that custom list you've created. It works very well and ensures that only certain people see what you want them to see.
    Reply +2
  • PlayStation 4 has sold 7 million units worldwide

  • TelexStar 17/04/2014

    @Calverz Jog on troll.

    In other news... towards the end of this year we'll see a proper leap in games for the the PS4 and XBO. Both consoles should do well.
    Reply +14
  • GAME to shut down Xbox-only London store

  • TelexStar 16/04/2014

    Well colour me surprised. No, really! Reply +1
  • Transformers retrospective

  • TelexStar 13/04/2014

    @JohnnyIsTruant
    Although modern Transformers isn't particularly good, all this love for the old series is fueled entirely by nostalgia. It was a cheesy cashgrab back then too. I mean it was actually invented to sell toys.
    Yep, but I've got news for you... most things are a cash grab. They just go about it in far more subtle and sinister ways. Transformers was blatant about the fact it was trying to sell toys and everyone knew that. It wore its intentions on its sleeve so to speak.

    When my 3 year old picks up and plays with Optimus Prime, it still evokes the same sense of magic it did 30 years ago and that's extremely rare in a toy I think.
    Reply +3
  • TelexStar 13/04/2014

    @felicitous_blue
    Modern transformers are shit. My nephew is into them... crappy plastic, all the robot forms look alike to me, no soul and the transformations are rubbish and they feel like they'll snap if you do it to quickly.
    I don't think you really know what's available (and to be fair, you probably wouldn't unless you had an interest in the fandom). Sure, there are plenty of shit Transformers out there but there are equally loads of excellent examples - Takara's Masterpiece line - being among them.

    http://www.tfw2005.com/transformers-images/toys/images/232466-1/Hasbro+Masterpiece+Optimus+Prime+MP10+003.jpg
    http://www.tfw2005.com/transformers-images/toys/images/232628-1/Hasbro+Masterpiece+Optimus+Prime+MP10+057.jpg
    http://www.majhost.com/gallery/TCracker/MP17/p1030019.jpg

    Or stuff like Generations Springer - http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-N6fLCSrXk14/UY3EzBK_8lI/AAAAAAAAE7c/sXMuafuHcHg/s1124/Generations-springer-toy-voyager.jpg

    Hell, even 3rd party companies are producing excellent toys these days. The point is the breadth of what's available in the Transformers universe is massive - far more than what you see at Asda or Toys R Us. [edit] A company called MMC are currentlt producing a full-on combiner in the form of the Predacons/Predaking.. http://www.tfw2005.com/transformers-news/attach/3/9/6/4/7/FeralRex1_1380686403.jpg Ok, you're not going to see the likes of this in your local toy shop but the engineering on these is seriously quite something.

    It doesn't help that Hasbro virtually ignore the UK with the stuff they produce. It's just not seen as an important market, unlike the US.
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