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  • The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt delayed again, now due May 2015

  • Tuffty 08/12/2014

    It's one of the most anticipated games of the year (for good reasons) and will likely be the last Witcher game that CD Projekt Red make for some time, if ever again. Who would want this to be rushed and below their standards? Reply +4
  • Telltale reveals Game of Thrones setting, character details, more

  • Tuffty 11/11/2014

    Telltale and Game of Thrones. Perfect, cannot wait to play this.

    And wait I will, until the last episode comes out. I was burned by The Walking Dead S2 and The Wolf Among Us by opting into the season pass at launch. What came out of it was episodes that were released months apart and not long after release the first episode was free and the season pass was discounted.

    Really like Telltale, but it just makes more sense to me to wait until the last episode is out so I can get the whole experience, plus it works out for me financially as well.
    Reply +3
  • Anita Sarkeesian cancels university speech following school shooting threat

  • Tuffty 15/10/2014

    I personally disagree with Anita and Polygon's assessment of Bayonetta as a character.

    Hey look! I was able to disagree with someone without insulting them, sending death threats or acting like a complete twat!
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  • Dark Souls 2: Crown of the Old Iron King review

  • Tuffty 28/08/2014

    PS3 Season Pass owners, like me, may have already sussed out that it didn't come out yesterday. This was because of a technical issue, as described on the Dark Souls FB page

    Crown of the Old Iron King, the second chapter in its The Lost Crowns DLC trilogy for DARK SOULS II has not been linked to the PlayStation®Network season pass yet. This new DLC only appears has a DLC to purchase.
    For those who have purchased the season pass, please do not purchase the DLC: We are working on enabling the link so you can download the second DLC automaticaly on your console.
    We are sorry for the inconvenience and ask you for a little bit more patience to enjoy the obscurest and most wicked pits in the dark souls II world.
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  • Footage leaks of a new Assassin's Creed: Unity challenge mode

  • Tuffty 26/08/2014

    Good! One thing I loved in Brotherhood which was somehow not included in later games were the Metal Gear VR style missions in the Animus, where you get Bronze/Silver/Gold medals in either platforming or combat. It also had leaderboards as well so you can compete against your friends. They were pretty good tests of skill and a nice change of pace from the main game. Reply +3
  • Ubisoft: only "vocal minority" complains about number of Assassin's Creed games

  • Tuffty 15/08/2014

    @AgentDaleCooper Games like Guitar Hero don't/didn't do enough each year to justify annualisation. Assassins Creed games usually take place in a new setting, introducing new gameplay mechanics, driving a new narrative forward....What I'm saying is you can't compare the two.

    Even so, what does it matter to you if they release one game a year or 10? If it doesn't interest you, then don't buy them.
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  • Microsoft's Gamescom 2014 briefing

  • Tuffty 12/08/2014

    "I'm extremely excited to announce that the matchmaking system is exactly identical to the same game released over a decade ago." Reply 0
  • PGR4 remains arcade racing at its very best

  • Tuffty 14/07/2014

    Metropolis Street Racer and Project Gotham Racing 2 remain my favourite driving games because of one thing they nail above any other racing game. The atmosphere. In MSR, the city tracks were boosted by the fact that the game used the Dreamcast's internal clock to display the time of day accordingly based on what city you drove in. So driving on a London track at 12PM would show it in the afternoon with clear skies or overcast, whereas drive on a Tokyo track and it would be at 8PM, where the tracks were lit up. It's a gimmick for sure, but I'm amazed that no other game has tried it. It would add variety to racing tracks that would make it more replayable.

    What MSR also had was a great soundtrack (cheesy as it was) and this was expanded upon further in PGR2. Each city in PGR2 had it's own choice of songs with music from singers and bands that were native to that country and the DJ's were also speaking in their native language. I really felt it led to the atmosphere of each place and I was looking forward to each track for that result (it helped that the game was incredibly fun to play too)

    It's a shame then that PGR4 did away with all of that and instead we got a generic soundtrack of British/American bands which could be played anywhere at any time so it didn't take long for the soundtrack to get dull. PGR4 is still a good racing game, but for me it's the weakest in the series that I've played just because it didn't capture the atmosphere that previous games had done so well.
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  • Dark Souls 2 to receive three-part episodic DLC

  • Tuffty 04/06/2014

    Not really sure I like the term Season Pass when describing this, or at least against what I think of when I hear 'Season Pass'. Think of other games that use Season Passes (Call of Duty, Bioshock Infinite etc) and they sell them before the game is even out, before you've even had a chance to play the actual game and assess it's quality, for content that isn't directly laid out to you on what to expect and it's spaced out over a year.

    With this, the DLC/Season Pass is announced months after release for a game you're plenty familiar with and I assume you enjoy, you're told it's 3 episodes, what to expect, with dates and prices, all within 3 months and no further plans of more DLC after that. From what I see and hear, it sounds substantial enough to me to warrant the price.

    Yes they did say there would be no DS2 DLC a while back but earlier this year they went back on it, saying it was going to be up to the community if they wanted DLC or not. So..blame us? For foolishly wanting more content of a game we all enjoy?
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  • A new Spelunky world record has been set

  • Tuffty 15/04/2014

    Reading the comments here makes me feel better that despite my death count being in the hundreds, I have not yet beaten Spelunky. Nice to know I'm not the only one suffering! Reply +4
  • From Software explains changes to Dark Souls 2 graphics

  • Tuffty 19/03/2014

    To suggest the downgrade to what we have got in the retail version is some form of marketing ruse is most likely jumping to a false conclusion. The chances are that the development team had full intentions to use this previous lighting model in mind but then they reached a little too close to the sun further in development, because it may look really pretty, but ultimately it may have impacted too much on the performance and that's obviously not what any of us want. As it is there's technical issues with framerate in the retail version on both editions and so dear only knows what the lightng model may have done on top of that. As it is, I can look past the technical issues (Demons and Dark Souls are some of my favourite games despite them) and still really love DS2 and feel that it's still a good looking game. From Software probably learned some lessons of using this lighting model, have retained it and will plan to use it going forward for next gen (or is it current gen..whatever)

    It's not a new practice either, Bioshock Infinite was the example above, but The Last Of Us also demonstrated smarter AI behaviour which didn't make it into retail. It's regrettable, but don't let it take away from the fact that DS2 is still a good looking game regardless and above all else is a great game to play.
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  • In Dark Souls 2 undead players can still be invaded

  • Tuffty 29/01/2014

    In Demon's Souls, if you really wanted to shift World Tendency in your favour you would have to play offline. So I don't understand why people are so offended by the notion of offline play?

    Besides, if you've been following DS2 news like I have, you'll know that they have balanced issues to create seemingly fairer fights while accomodating for different playstyles. As well as using dedicated servers for multiplayer, which would make cheaters less of a problem. I wasn't a huge PVP guy in DS1 but I'll certainly give it a try in DS2.
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  • Dark Souls 2: Think you can defeat this lot?

  • Tuffty 15/01/2014

    Also, based on a forthcoming Edge article, the developers said that after they collected the data from the beta tests, they found that most players found it too easy so the final game will be harder than what people saw in the beta. Reply +2
  • Games of the Generation: Dark Souls

  • Tuffty 01/11/2013

    @SegaBlueSky The servers are still up. Having played it in July, I was still able to see messages/blood stains etc. Never summoned another player or got invaded so can't really tell you how PVP works in it. But absolutely worth playing it if you're a Dark Souls fan, even just to compare and contrast. Reply +2
  • Tuffty 31/10/2013

    I believe people's preference for Dark Souls over Demons Souls and vice versa is all down to which game you played first. Having played Dark Souls, I wasn't that much of a fan of World Tendency or even the hub when I got round to Demons Souls. It didn't seem as interesting as the open environment, non-linear approach to the world in Dark Souls. I'm sure other people have other issues with Dark Souls for whatever reason and that's fine too. Just all down to personal preference. Still a brilliant game and we should be lucky to have seen both come out. Reply +2
  • Tuffty 31/10/2013

    Dark Souls is truly special. Gotta admit I was intimidated going into it, with it's renowned difficulty, but even looking at playthroughs I just loved the dark fantasy art and the look of the game itself. But going into it, knowing full well I was probably going to die a lot, was the best decision I made.

    I could wax lyrical all day about it and to be honest, I wish I could do a better job of praising the game without coming across as the most obsessive fanboy. But the art, the soundtrack, the nonlinear environments, hidden treasure and areas to explore, the sheer challenge of both enemies and the environment working against you. It all sticks in the memory and it's easily my GOTG.

    Without wanting to get too poetic about it, I love that the core concept of the game, an undead character coming back again and again to progress further, speaks towards the idea that no matter how dark or oppressive things become, there's always something deep down inside that just makes you want to keep going.
    Reply +11
  • Dark Souls 2 beta open to PlayStation Plus subscribers this Sunday morning

  • Tuffty 23/10/2013

    Fantastic news. Was going to avoid any Dark Souls 2 media until release but, for the sake of 3 hours? To play it myself? For free (assuming you're a PS Plus member)? Too good an opportunity to pass up. Reply 0
  • Introducing Games of the Generation

  • Tuffty 21/10/2013

    Amazes me to think I have a Top 10 already set in my head but then I look at other choices suggested here and I have to think it over again. To me though, there are a few games I know that are certified to be in my list and I work around them. For me, the absolute best games of this generation are:

    Dark Souls
    The Last Of Us
    The Walking Dead
    Portal
    Bayonetta
    Bastion
    Call of Duty 4
    Virtua Fighter 5
    Red Dead Redemption
    Left 4 Dead 2

    And yet there are so many more games I can add to the list (Vanquish, Yakuza 4, Mirrors Edge, Fallout 3, Skyrim, GTA V, Assassins Creed 2, Batman : AA, Super Mario Galaxy 2, Deus Ex : Human Revolution to name a few). Fantastic generation of games.
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  • Both PS4 and Xbox One will wake to remote download new content

  • Tuffty 30/08/2013

    @sickpuppysoftware Well if it's like PS Plus, which I can only assume it will be, then you can set between which time of the day you want to look for and download updates. Reply +3
  • Ride to Hell: Retribution review

  • Tuffty 10/07/2013

    Here's the thing, a Sons of Anarchy motorcycle gang video game does sound genuinely interesting to me. But this clearly isn't it.

    I hope Eurogamer does a review of Motorbike on the PSN. Giant Bomb's quick look for it is even funnier than Ride To Hell, purely for the fact that it's an even more horrible, broken mess of a game.
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  • Dark review

  • Tuffty 09/07/2013

    @jamielfc25 Watch the Giant Bomb quicklook of Motorbike, especially the co-op levels. Clear Golden Turd award winner right there. Reply 0
  • Bayonetta 2 adds multiplayer, shorter hair

  • Tuffty 12/06/2013

    @kassmageant It doesn't have to be the hair on the top of her head, if you know what I'm saying... Reply 0
  • Pretty Assassin's Creed 4: Black Flag trailer has ships, sharks and lots of stabbing

  • Tuffty 16/05/2013

    While Connor is a poor protaganist, there are some moments in AC3 that are fairly good.

    Like how near the end of the game when Boston was liberated from the British, you can hear civilians shout "We're free!" and it cuts to Connor and he just shakes his head in disappointment as if to say "If only you knew.."

    Yes he was a bit Hayden Christensen as Darth Vader, but I guess what I'm trying to say is, he's still better than Altair.
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  • Dead Space 3 launches with 11 DLC packs for speeding loot collection, kitting out character

  • Tuffty 01/02/2013

    And that's not even the worst of it. The developer has already confirmed that, a few weeks after release, a new DLC pack will be released which will "expand" upon the ending to the game. Hmmm...this seems awfully familiar...

    I will play DS3 when it drops in price or if I were to recieve it as a gift (my birthday is in end of Feb after all). I am not paying full price for it.
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  • Games of 2012: Forza Horizon

  • Tuffty 27/12/2012

    Despite the dudebro storyline and the mostly awful soundtrack (2 tracks by Lost Prophets? Really?), Horizon is a joy to play. The environments are very nice and the cars are a joy to drive. Wish I could say the same about the people playing multiplayer, constantly using your car as a safety bumper when approaching a turn. Reply 0
  • Crimson Shroud review

  • Tuffty 18/12/2012

    @ZuluHero Afraid that this is the only work that Matsuno has done with Level-5 before leaving them. http://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2012-11-08-final-fantasy-tactics-vagrant-story-developer-yasumi-matsuno-exits-level-5

    Although it'll never happen, I hope Square Enix are doing all they can to bring him back for the next FF. A next gen FF fronted by Matsuno? Consider me excited.
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  • Enormous Xbox Marketplace sale starts next week

  • Tuffty 13/12/2012

    What if, like me, you're in the middle of Episode 2 of The Walking Dead and the thought of waiting til the 28th just for a cheaper Episode 3-5 fills you with dread? XD Reply +5
  • Bayonetta 2 confirmed

  • Tuffty 13/09/2012

    It's news that has me equally excited and frustrated at the same time. I don't see enough on the Wii U at this moment in time to convince me to buy it at launch, and even then I don't think it's justifiable to buy a console for one game.

    But then I should be glad and excited that it's coming at all. I definately will play it at some point, because IMO, Bayonetta is not only the best game of it's type, but one of the best games this generation.
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  • New Street Fighter 4 world champion crowned at Evo 2012

  • Tuffty 09/07/2012

    Tuned in to see the fight this morning before going to work. He was super impressive, Daigo didn't even win a round. I'm just glad that Justin Wong didn't come close. Prick. Reply 0
  • Virtua Fighter 5 Final Showdown Review

  • Tuffty 13/06/2012

    @danger.to.others I'm going to say that part of the reason why the costumes are DLC is that if you take the game, plus DLC you're looking at a 4GB download, which is way over the limit for arcade games on the 360 at least (could be wrong about that).

    I dunno how the rest of the VF fans feel, but personally, I would have been willing to pay full retail RRP if they asked for it. I would imagine VF fans would be willing to say the same. A disc release would have been nice, admittedly, but a digital release is perfectly fine. Ultimately, what's worse, DLC for character outfits or DLC for characters locked on the disc? It's not a huge deal, newcomers can play the full game for £10 which is a steal, everything else is optional. I much prefer this practice of offering DLC than asking to pay full RRP for a disc game with DLC for characters locked on the disc.
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  • Tuffty 13/06/2012

    It has to be the best value for money offer out there at the moment. One of the best, deepest 3D fighting games ever made for 1200 MS points? I am slightly disappointed at there being no Quest mode but the multiplayer is so smooth that it becomes the main focus of the game and keeping me plenty occupied as a result.

    I will recommend this, if you're going to buy a customisation pack, don't waste your money on buying individual packs. You can only customise the character you choose, but you can't view other character's creations online. If you are doing that, buy the collection packs, that way you can view more character's and ultimately you end up paying less than buying each character pack seperately.
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  • PS2 Classics Virtua Fighter 4, NFS on EU PlayStation Store

  • Tuffty 22/02/2012

    VF4. Still, to this day, has the best tutorial mode in any fighting game ever. Reply +3
  • Final Fantasy 13-2 Review

  • Tuffty 30/01/2012

    @Cafuddled Well if you want to be boring about it then yes you could resort to Auto-Battle all the time. But as you said, it's tedious and dull. Doing it that way would rarely get you anything above a 3 star rating at the end too. Actually going in and choosing which abilities you want to use obivously requires more strategy behind it and ultimately will get you a better result. It is also necessary when tackling high level monsters. The party AI doesn't necessarily do a great job in choosing which abilities you feel that they should be using when it comes to healing or buff effect so sometimes it's up to you to set up the paradigms necessary to take control. Like I said, it's also useful when you want a 5 star rating, which gives you a greater chance of getting the rare items. To me, I only use Auto-Battle when wanting to clear my way past low level monsters with minimal fuss. I can't imagine having to play through the whole game using Auto-Battle the whole time.

    I liked it. The little additions they've made to the combat in XIII-2 like setting up which monsters to use in certain paradigms or enemies wounding your party and reducing their total HP for the rest of that battle sound like interesting additions that will mix up the strategy some. Bring it on.
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  • Planet-poking Asura's Wrath demo trailer

  • Tuffty 11/01/2012

    I...liked the demo? I guess? I'm all in favour of OTT action in my games, DMC and Bayonetta espeically. So to punch a giant space Buddha or have a sword long enough to penetrate through the Earth sounds great. There's just so many QTE's though. Who's to say if the full game will be as loaded with QTE's as seen in the demo but I didn't really feel like it was a game. More like an interactive anime. Even those rare moments where you are in control seemed more simplistic than I would like. Reply +5
  • AC: Revelations Mediterranean Traveller Map Pack release date

  • Tuffty 10/01/2012

    I'd like to take this opportunity to say that Revelations multiplayer is fantastic. Giving me more multiplayer satisfaction than COD at this stage. They've really improved on what came before in Brotherhood, technically and from a gameplay perspective. Hopefully this map pack won't split up the community in the same way Brotherhood's DLC did, but I will probably end up buying this anyway. Reply +10
  • Bastion sells over half-a-million copies

  • Tuffty 03/01/2012

    Very pleased to hear the news, Bastion was my GOTY for 2011. Reply +3
  • Star Ocean developer tri-Ace helped make Final Fantasy 13-2

  • Tuffty 19/12/2011

    I've only ever seen one person defending RoF's story, even going as far as saying he loved it and it's 'minimalist' approach to the narrative. He hates the story for FFXIII , and while it's not the best story ever told and the dialogue can be corny, at least I can say it succeeds in letting the player know what's going on and you can say the characters changed over the course of the story. Reply +1
  • Tuffty 19/12/2011

    Playing Resonance of Fate at the minute and while the gameplay is excellent the story and narrative is pretty bad. Which is a shame as the characters themselves are pretty likeable and the setting and concept is interesting (Cowboy Bebop in a steampunk setting? YES!) but the execution is poor.

    Still, there's no suggestion tri-Ace had anything to do with the story for XIII-2, and it's not like XIII-2's story will be all that great anyway XD
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  • Star Wars Galaxies switched offline

  • Tuffty 16/12/2011

    Going through those screenshots brings back some memories! SWG was the very first MMO I played and got super into it. But then I realised you had to do a lot of grinding, people just didn't show up for group quests and I had no hope against other players who clearly had the time to generate high level characters, which I didn't have. And being a Jedi by having to go through every class and max out? Wasn't for me. But still, a great experience playing it. Reply +1
  • Assassin's Creed Revelations: Ancestors DLC

  • Tuffty 14/12/2011

    I hope this isn't a case of Brotherhood's multiplayer DLC which effectively killed all chances I had of playing multiplayer matches unless I paid for it. Reply +2
  • Infinity Ward bans Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 cheaters

  • Tuffty 21/11/2011

    Seems like every game I go to I see at least one player with a hacked clan tag to display XBox buttons. It seemed like a minor thing in COD4/MW2 but still notable of a ban, so has something changed? How come it's so prevalent now? Reply +17
  • Michael Bay making NFS: The Run trailer

  • Tuffty 04/11/2011

    Well there's one good reason to watch this at least. Sorry, make that two. Reply +6
  • DmC is in a parallel dimension to past games

  • Tuffty 01/11/2011

    So much for it being Dante's origin story (despite the fact that DMC3 was an origin story anyway). Reply +6
  • Devil May Cry HD Collection announced

  • Tuffty 18/10/2011

    I don't mind HD collections. The way I see it, they should be viewed in the same way as films making the jump from VHS to DVD or to Blu-Ray. You don't see people complain about that, in fact people complain if movie studios don't release films on the newest format. You don't see people saying 'Why put Blade Runner on Blu Ray if the original is on VHS?'



    Particularly excited about this collection. Love the series, played them all even though I don't actually own these 3. So now you get all 3 games, upscaled, achievements and bonus content (which will probably be concept art in fairness)? Sign me up.
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  • TESV: Skyrim voice cast revealed

  • Tuffty 27/09/2011

    @geeza2020 - To be fair, I don't think you can compare between VG voice over work and actual proper acting. Reply -2
  • Final Fantasy brand "greatly damaged"

  • Tuffty 27/09/2011

    It's not that hard to like FFXIII as people are making it out here. It's got a fun combat system, a great soundtrack and really nice to look at. It all depends on if you can put up with the linear structure for the majority of the game. And the story, but even then the story is subjective for any video game.



    It's easy to hate on XIV however because it was a critical and commercial flop. Hate on XIII if you wish, but it still reviewed and sold well, as has mostly every other main FF game and associated spin off you care to mention.
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  • US gamers buy snacks for MW3 double XP

  • Tuffty 26/09/2011

    Good God I hate marketers. Reply +4
  • Download Games Roundup

  • Tuffty 16/09/2011

    Make no mistake about it, Bloodrayne is purposely designed to be hard as nails in the same vein as hard as nails old school games of it's type. From it's increasingly difficult combat and platform situations that require precise timing and command inputs, to the unlockable 8-bit remixes of the soundtrack. And it all looks gorgeous. I think the score's reasonable. Certainly not worth 2/10 as someone suggested earlier.



    Just a tip to make the high jump less awkward, as you're dashing you can quickly press the opposite direction and jump. It's the only way I do it now, feels much smoother than the way it teaches you and keeps your momentum going as you're progressing through the level. Like with everything else in this game, it just takes a fair amount of practice to get used to.



    I do agree about the horrible cover art though. For all the lovely 2D art that there is in the game, even of Rayne herself, the cover art looks shockingly poor.
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  • DMC Devil May Cry

  • Tuffty 18/08/2011

    If they care about the fans so much then why change Dante's appearance so drastically? Why change the character's backstory by making him some human, demon and now angel hybrid? Why give us a coming of age story when there already has been one in DMC3?



    Changing the character is only part of the fans disappointment. For me at least, I've waited a number of years for the next DMC entry, and instead we get this, a 'gritty' reboot to make Dante a little rougher, more darker. Well that happened already in DMC2, and it was a critical and commercial flop. It's not what fans want. Being a half-human/half-demon, wise cracking demon hunter may not be original, but for many Dante was the half-human/half-demon, wise cracking demon hunter. The worry is that this one won't do so well and we may end up waiting years for a return to form, if at all.
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  • Deus Ex: Human Revolution footage

  • Tuffty 08/08/2011

    @Ingram85 You didn't need to watch it...



    Pre ordered my copy recently. Looking forward to it.
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