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  • Sid Meier's Civilization: Beyond Earth review

  • UncleLou 23/10/2014

    Civ could easily be played with a controller. Most people play it so you automatically jump from unit to unit (as far as they need orders), anyhow.

    However, you can't possibly have enough CPU power for Civ V, particularly the endgame.
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  • Shadow Warrior review

  • UncleLou 23/10/2014

    @GameCriticDOTcoDOTuk You may have missed ozzy189's question who asked for the PSN price...

    Attention seeking should be a crime

    Ain't that the truth...
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  • UncleLou 23/10/2014

    @ozzzy189 34.99/39.99

    edit:
    Some downvotes are truly mysterious.
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  • Xbox One owners get six hours of NBA Live 15 for free

  • UncleLou 23/10/2014

    @Syrette It's a bloody demo. It's meant to sell games. The whole concept of tying this to an account with a monthly fee is ludicrous. Reply 0
  • UncleLou 22/10/2014

    Demo exclusivity. Glol.

    EA haven't done a particularly good job in selling much to me in the last 5 years, and they're doing their best to keep it like that.
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  • Lords of the Fallen concerns addressed in video

  • UncleLou 22/10/2014

    @mescalineeyes Just for the record, I think the article isn't quite correct when it says the game is developed by CI - as far as I know, it's made by Deck 13.

    Not that they have the best track record ever, but the combat in Venetica was pretty neat.
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  • Legend of Grimrock 2 review

  • UncleLou 21/10/2014

    @georgrauh I am really not sure this (sub)genre lends itself particularly well to multiplayer. Maybe I lack imagination, but I don't know how this could work without being utterly tedious for at least one or even both/all players.

    Either you would have several people play the characters in one party, occasionally pressing the attack button, while one player does the complete movement and interactive stuff, or you would have several parties, which would mean they had to change the fundamentals of the game, including the level layout, dramatically.

    I am glad they spent their resources on such a polished and fun single-player game, not every game needs multiplayer, IMO.

    Yeah, Baldur's Gate had mp, but it's a totally different game.
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  • UncleLou 21/10/2014

    He didn't get *my* point, that much is clear. :-/ Reply 0
  • UncleLou 21/10/2014

    @tyuur Yeah, no need to resort to name-calling, it only makes you look like you do not have a point.

    Not that I really think you have one (as another TRUE old school gamer *chuckle*), but hopefully you get my point.
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  • UncleLou 21/10/2014

    @chischis Well, I'd say that real-time one-player (as opposed to a party) RPGs taking place mostly in dungeons are alive and kicking, unless you insist on the first-person perspective. Aren't games like the Souls games or Dragon's Dogma quite like UU? :) Reply 0
  • UncleLou 21/10/2014

    @neo5h1nj1 I can't remember invisible floor tiles randomly generating items out of air in Grimrock 1, nor have I seen them in 2, but I'll take your word for it.

    However, most puzzles are rather abstract, but highly logical, not random.
    Reply +2
  • UncleLou 21/10/2014

    @Dizzy Ah, shame. I would argue that the first one was a puzzle game first, a dungeon crawler second, though. So far, Grimrock 2 feels a bit more like an RPG/Dungeon Crawler than the first. There are still many puzzles, mind. Reply +4
  • UncleLou 21/10/2014

    Lovely, lovely game - all the predecessor was, and more. I just wish you could edit the default party instead of using the default one OR starting from scratch, as it's pretty easy to make a non-functioning group.

    And the animations of the monsters often make me chuckle, they're great.
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  • Valve pulls game from Steam following dev's tweet threatening Gabe Newell

  • UncleLou 21/10/2014

    @kangarootoo Furthermore, even if the threat was not perceived to be real, you would STILL not want to do business with someone that says that to their business partners when they are angry

    Nail on the head. Again.
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  • UncleLou 21/10/2014

    @ctbon Well, you can still buy it elsewhere, as the article points out. Surely he didn't exactly appreciate Steam as a business partner, anyhow. Reply +48
  • "Majority" of DriveClub owners can now connect online

  • UncleLou 20/10/2014

    @MerricK However the most frustrating part of the game is the ai playing contact racing as they've no spacial awareness ... It's getting tedious.

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  • The PlayBook 4 is a $1400 PlayStation 4 laptop

  • UncleLou 15/10/2014

    @Kysen Where is the $845 going?

    Is that a serious question? (That is a serious question). If yes, I'll give you answer.
    Reply +3
  • DriveClub dev "had confidence" servers would work

  • UncleLou 13/10/2014

    @NathanDaviesUK You want a game to be running on reliable, dedicated servers, then you don't go to Sony. You got to Microsoft. Ask Respawn. Ask, Turn 10, Playground or Insomniac. They'll see you right.

    Yeah, don't ask Games for Windows Live users though.
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  • Console Diablo 3 patch 2.1.0 "just around the corner"

  • UncleLou 07/10/2014

    @iainmarchant1 Blizzard have always said that only the next-gen consoles will get updates to keep them in line with the PC version. Unless that has changed in he last few days, old Ben owners are out of luck. Didn't patches cost publishers a hefty fee on the old consoles, and now they're, well, free? Reply +3
  • Performance Analysis: Alien: Isolation

  • UncleLou 07/10/2014

    @scuffpuppiesFor the sake of some good old old-school fanboy wars, I feel obliged to post this:

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  • UncleLou 07/10/2014

    Not too happy about some pretty noticable aliasing/edge flickering in the PS4 version, which sticks out like a sore thumb in the dark, "clean" space station. I've seen games that are certainly more advanced with better IQ on the PS4.

    (Game itself is splendid, mind.)
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  • DriveClub review

  • UncleLou 07/10/2014

    @albertorodriguez I understand very well what personality is, especially in context of this review. Have you not read it?

    t's baffling that the studio that produced MotorStorm, which did the automotive festival thing long before Forza Horizon hit the scene, could create something so devoid of soul. There's a brief, choppily edited first-person cut-scene of you climbing into your car before every race,
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  • UncleLou 07/10/2014

    :-/

    I need to buy a One now, with FH2, don't I?

    edit:

    I'll say one thing though, the "lack of personality" is a relief for me. All attempts I have seen to inject personality into racing/driving games have been absolutely terrible. Give me a car, give me a track, give me good mechanics. No story. No characters. No voices over the team radio.
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  • Sony confirms wheels that work with PS4 racer DriveClub

  • UncleLou 01/10/2014

    @Slikz I don't understand why people are having a hissy fit over last gen steering wheels not working with new gen consoles.

    What exactly is a "last gen steering wheel"? I have a USB steering wheel, and it works flawlessly with my pretty current gen PC. For example. And with the PS3. Because it has, you know, a USB port.

    A wheel typically is a device that will (and should) be independent of technical developments, and can and should last you a long time. Depending on the type ypu buy, it can even be more worth than a console in the first place.

    I am kind of scared by your attitude though, which does sound a little brainwashed.
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  • UncleLou 01/10/2014

    @crazy-Tetsuo MS was just more honest with it.

    Well, dunno, maybe. That my Logitech wheel wouldn't even have worked on the 360 was the top reason why I never got one, although I owuld have loved to play the Forza games.

    But you're right insofar that Sony didn't exactly communicate beforehand that old wheels wouldn't be compatible.
    Reply +6
  • UncleLou 01/10/2014

    Absolutely ridiculous. First MS, and now Sony are pulling the same shit.

    I'll try the DriveClub PSN+ edition and will buy it if it's fun enough with a pad, but otherwise my money for driving games will be spent on the PC where my Logitech wheel just works.
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  • Digital Foundry: Hands-on with Ryse on PC

  • UncleLou 29/09/2014

    @mr2ange No, what I'm saying is you wasted your money either way.

    Yeah, that's what I was saying you were saying.

    And you know, actually we agree, for once.
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  • UncleLou 29/09/2014

    @bad09 you've reduced your argument to "it's a turd anyway!"

    Heh, but if you've bought a One for Ryse, you've wasted a lot less money than if you've bought a PC for it. That seems to be his logic. :)
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  • UncleLou 29/09/2014

    *sigh* Reply +2
  • UncleLou 28/09/2014

    @mr2ange Put this game on a 5 Grand pc, and it will give you *some* improvement visually, and a 0% improvement in terms of gameplay.

    Make that a 1 grand PC (that's still hyperbole), and twice the framerate at a higher resolution.

    Now carry on.
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  • Elite: Dangerous: the David Braben interview

  • UncleLou 27/09/2014

    @krOnicLTD just as i said steam or no buy and thats final :D

    That's actually a relief.
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  • Ex-Team Ico devs reveal trailer for exploratory adventure Vane

  • UncleLou 26/09/2014

    @Syrette One for the hipsters.

    That the new Microsoft ad?
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  • Nvidia GeForce GTX 970 review

  • UncleLou 26/09/2014

    @mr2ange I am awfully hurt that you don't care about me and the others in the thread. You might as well leave then, right?

    fancy counting pjbliverpool's post count..?

    I'll count his posts when he starts a PC/console argument in a console thread.
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  • UncleLou 25/09/2014

    @GermanQR I disagree with some of the stuff being posted here. Like PC gaming being more expensive

    It depends. There's lots of console gamers - and that's perfectly fine - who buy 3 games a year. It would be idiotic for them to have a gaming PC. But if you're enthusiastic enough to argue in the comments here, chances are good you own several consoles. And pay several online subs.

    Buy, say, a One and a PS4 (essentially you're buying the same hardware twice, something you don't need to do with a PC), and pay subs for both for the next 5 years (something you don't nee... ), and you're down, what, 1500 Eur? You can buy an excellent PC for that money, and upgrade it twice in the next 5 years.

    The only thing at that level that can make console gaming cheaper is if you sell your console games once you're done with them, but even then, the cost difference is negligible.

    I have a PC and consoles because of, well, games (actually I have a PC for a lot more things), but to say the console gaming branch of the hobby is somehow cheaper is laughable.

    Some people prefer the convenience of consoles, some the openness of PCs, some use both, but stop rationalising console gaming with costs. Chances are good you're deluding yourself.
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  • UncleLou 25/09/2014

    @mr2ange
    -Just grow up.


    Says the console gamer in his 15th post in a thread exclusively about PC hardware.

    Oh dear, oh dear.
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  • Middle-Earth: Shadow of Mordor review

  • UncleLou 26/09/2014

    Damn, thought this was out today (with an unusually unbusy weekend ahead of me), but it's next week. :-/ Reply 0
  • Forza Horizon 2 review

  • UncleLou 25/09/2014

    @Suarez07 I don't think I'd regret it, but I don't necessarily want yet another gaming system (and another subscription) on top of what I already have.

    And I really want a GTX 970. :)

    Still, looks really great.
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  • UncleLou 25/09/2014

    Sounds really, really good. I hope Driveclub drowns my desire for Forza, or I'll need to buy a One soon. :-/ Reply +7
  • Wasteland 2 breaks $1.5m revenue in four days

  • UncleLou 24/09/2014

    @jimboton Cheers. I think the problem is that I deliberately didn't read a lot about W2 since seeing the early screenshots, so I was a bit shocked the other day when I thought the let's play videos I've seen didn't look anything like what I thought they would. Reply 0
  • UncleLou 24/09/2014

    @jimboton Fair enough. :)

    May I ask if it still looks like this at the respective location? I know this was work in progress, but it had a certain style to it that I liked.

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  • UncleLou 24/09/2014

    I am sorry, but although I have played the original Wasteland when it was new, love Fallout, thoroughly enjoyed Divinity: Original Sin, and have spent countless hours playing games like FTL and whatnot, this game looks so bland on a technical/artistic level that I couldn't get myself to hit the "buy" button yet.

    I quite liked the first screenshots, but I feel whatever style they were in has been stripped from the final game.

    My days of being a graphics whore are long behind me ususally, maybe it's just because it reminds me of the terrible Fallout-wannabe game "The Fall" from 10 years ago.

    I'll buy it sooner or later, but it really is a drab looking game, no? :-/


    edit:
    I am not complaining, I deserve that negging!
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  • Blizzard cancels Titan MMO after seven years of development

  • UncleLou 24/09/2014

    @spamdangled Well, he was talking about D3, which is *not* a competitive mp game. Reply 0
  • Xbox One price cut by 20 in the UK, now 329

  • UncleLou 23/09/2014

    "We are always looking at ways to offer the best value for our customers. This is a UK only retail promotion"

    Glol.
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  • iPhone 6 sold 10 million units in three days

  • UncleLou 23/09/2014

    There really isn't a more tiresome group than Android missionaries. Reply -9
  • Video: Playing a new boss battle in Lords of the Fallen

  • UncleLou 22/09/2014

    Looks quite alright to me. And although Venetica (done by Deck13) wasn't all that, it had a really fun combat system with lots of weight that completely blow its competitors like, say, Fable, completely out of the water in that respect. Reply +3
  • How to find Destiny Skywatch loot farming location

  • UncleLou 22/09/2014

    This works well, but it's Diablo 3's equivalent to the auction house. Use it, and chances are good you're ruining the game for yourself. Reply +3
  • Sony quadruples forecast loss for financial year

  • UncleLou 17/09/2014

    Sony's answer is to focus on its premium lineup and reduce the number of mid-range models.

    That's something a lot of companies need to learn. Not necessarily concentrating on the premium lineup, but offering less. Enter "Xperia" into amazon, and you get literally dozens of "different" phones. They did the same with their Vario laptops and TVs.
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  • Destiny review

  • UncleLou 17/09/2014

    It's a good game, but it's really a skeleton atm. With just one character played to level 16 or 17, I've basically seen all content, several times over. That's a huge difference to, say, Borderlands or Diablo 3, let alone any MMO, ever.

    This game is tiny.
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  • Destiny UK's biggest new IP launch ever

  • UncleLou 15/09/2014

    Only 17% on the last gen. Could have made it entirely with the new gen in mind then, the additional gloss would have sold a few more copies on the PS4/ONE to balance things out. Reply +14
  • Larian ponders next game as Divinity: Original Sin sells 500k

  • UncleLou 12/09/2014

    @AgentPothead It was in the steam top 5 sellers for a month after it's release and it only sold 500,000 copies? That seems distressing.

    I don't know, that was in July, no? Not exactly a month with stiff competition.

    That aside, people often overestimate game sales based on a few "AAA" franchises or the odd exception like Minecraft that sell millions (often across 3 platforms or more, mind) and that dominate the news. 99% of games aren't anywhere near that.
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