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  • Nintendo Switch - games list, specs, release and everything we know about the new hardware

  • UncleLou 22/10/2016

    @Bagpuss Why would they reveal a new home console? To compete with the One and PS4 and their upgrades? Who is supposed to buy yet another PC in a box - the last thing anybody needs is a 4th platform to buy multiplattform titles. Reply +14
  • Civ 6 versus Civ 5: what a difference 200 turns make

  • UncleLou 21/10/2016

    "over the past six years."

    Civ V is *six* years old?

    Bloody hell. Could have sworn 3 or 4 years at best (worst). :-/
    Reply +13
  • NX is now Nintendo Switch, a portable console with detachable controllers

  • UncleLou 20/10/2016

    Looks great to me. Basically a 3DS/Vita successor and portable WiiU all rolled into one. Nice screen size, nice, clean design, local multiplayer with ONE device, and something totally different than the Xbox and PS4 which are basically low/midtier PCs, anyway (one of which, doesn't matter which one, is entirely superfluous). Reply +2
  • Nintendo to unveil NX this afternoon

  • UncleLou 20/10/2016

    Not a huge Nintendo fan (nor do I have anything against them), but I can absolutely see myself buying a handheld/WiiU hybrid that gets *all* their games, especially if it gets ports of all the WiiU games I missed. And a new Monster Hunter.

    Don't think "power" is a great concern - I've spent more time on each of the handful of 3DS titles I have than on my Hotline Miami handheld, and from what I've seen of the WiiU, the games look good.
    Reply +13
  • Stars align for Diablo 4 reveal at BlizzCon

  • UncleLou 19/10/2016

    I wouldn't be able to tell, as I am not sure what your point is other than making random comments about a different game (that sold significantly less) in this thread.

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  • UncleLou 18/10/2016

    @faizi1997 "Twitter", "Real Life","likes"

    Heh. Go figure.
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  • UncleLou 18/10/2016

    @faizi1997 Heh. Compared to Diablo 3, RDR is a barely known niche title.

    In other words: goign by sales numbers, a lot more people care for a new Diablo than for a new RDR.

    Any other questions we can help you with?

    And for the record, I loved RDR, and I am dying for a sequel. But that's nothing compared to my excitement for a new Diablo game.
    Reply +1
  • Battlezone VR review

  • UncleLou 14/10/2016

    @Nikanoru "yet the reviewer plainly lied and said it was a game where you "do what Batman does"."

    Heh. Amazing.
    Reply +5
  • UncleLou 14/10/2016

    "blessed with brilliant AI"

    Box-quote right there.
    Reply +14
  • PlayStation VR hasn't tamed VR's strangeness

  • UncleLou 13/10/2016

    @Skirlasvoud "Agreed again, with Jim Sterling calling then privilege goggles"

    I've seen the video, and thought that argument is ridiculous. *Gaming* is a privilege. The vast, vast majority of the world's population never could afford something like a Playstation. Hell, our whole lifestyle is a huge privilege. To single out a VR headset seems completely random to me.
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  • UncleLou 13/10/2016

    @Jynxa "The PSVR is sold out everywhere. It's already in the mainstream."

    I just walked past a stack in a German store, and SOny said the number delivered to Germany is "5-digit".

    That's far from being "mainstream". It might get there, it might not, but don't be fooled by the hype on specialist sites.
    Reply +10
  • Shadow Warrior 2 review

  • UncleLou 13/10/2016

    Procedural generation makes sense, seeing how this went into the direction of loot-em-ups with high replayability. Even small variations can matter a lot just so that you don't play the exact same layout every time.

    Anyway, it doesn't cost the world, and RPS calls it a first-person Diablo. Don't think I'll resist...
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  • What works and what doesn't in PlayStation VR's launch line-up

  • UncleLou 12/10/2016

    Driveclub "is a standalone VR game[...] rubbing a little extra salt into the wound that's opened when you're asked to buy the game all over again"

    I was (until this morning) under the obviously false impression I'd get it for free, as an owner of all things DC.

    Don't mind it that much as I don't get a VR anytime soon, but my Steam library is already full of VR games I got just because I own the base game.

    Reply +6
  • Face-Off: Gears of War 4

  • UncleLou 12/10/2016

    @dark10x I have a similar impression. So many games in the last two gens had a similar look and feel due to the Unreal engine. Currently, I can't even remember the last UE I've played (or maybe I just haven't noticed it). Reply +1
  • UncleLou 11/10/2016

    @Malek86 The Ultimate Edition is 80 quid though, which is pretty much what it costs in Germany. Weird! Reply +1
  • UncleLou 11/10/2016

    @Malek86 With Forza Horizon 3, the language is changed immediately, no need to redownload (if you set the OS to another language), but of course it's possible that the Recore demo doesn't contain all language files, so your trick might still work, generally.

    Good to know about buying stuff from another store, cheers! Bit shocked about the price difference though, I must say. And also surprised - is Gears *really* just 40 quid in the UK?
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  • UncleLou 11/10/2016

    @Malek86 I tried that just now (set to UK), but Recore is still in German. Thanks anyway, though!

    It did, however, change my store to the UK, where Gears of War 4 is 41 GBP (=45 EUR), while it is 70 EUR in Germany.

    That is a pretty extreme difference. Not sure if I could just buy it there?
    Reply +1
  • UncleLou 11/10/2016

    "the PC version of Gears 4 has you covered with one of the most robust options menus we've seen in a modern PC game"

    The thing I dislike the most about the Windows store games is how they force the OS language on your games. There is no language setting, neither in Forza, nor the Recore demo, no, you need to reboot your OS into the language of choice.

    I realize that's not a problem for the vast majority of people here, but I find it incredibly annoying. It's like a throwback to the early 90s. :-/
    Reply +14
  • Dragon Quest Builders review

  • UncleLou 10/10/2016

    @Tsusaku Thanks! I'll take a look at Skysaga.

    May I ask if the building in Portal Knights has a purpose, like it has in DQB, or are you building just for fun on your "home island"? I guess you could say it has a purpose in Minecraft as well, but I hope you understand what I mean! :)
    Reply +2
  • UncleLou 10/10/2016

    Tried the demo and though I naver played a DQ game, nor got along with Minecraft, I enjoyed it a lot.

    Looking for similar games after the demo, I stumbled upon Portal Knights, which costs a fraction and has a coop mode. Anyone played it and can compare it to the DQ demo?
    Reply +2
  • Tech Analysis: 4K gaming on PlayStation 4 Pro

  • UncleLou 09/10/2016

    @doctorklaus "Genuinely don't understand why graphics are the biggest deal to some people, baffles me."

    I am sorry, but I think you're mixing a few things up. The people who prefer 60fps are exactly those for who shiny graphics are *less* important, as they'd prefer their games to have fewer bells and whistles, but run with a better framerate (and a better framerate isn't as much about looks as it is about gameplay).
    Reply +6
  • Watch: Is Mafia 3 any good? Here's the first three hours of the campaign

  • UncleLou 07/10/2016

    Faces/cutscenes look absolutely terrific, but the driving through the city bits look terrible. Doesn't help if you play Horizon 3 currently, I guess. Reply +5
  • That Dragon, Cancer is now available on iOS

  • UncleLou 06/10/2016

    "The things they carried."

    Fantastic book.
    Reply +2
  • Resident Evil 7's VR mode will be PlayStation VR exclusive for a year

  • UncleLou 04/10/2016

    @higganos Going by the current numbers, it looks more like VR died on its arse, to be honest. People who wanted a Rift or Vive pre-ordered them, but the numbers* since then seem abysmal.

    *going by the Steam survey results a while back
    Reply +2
  • UncleLou 04/10/2016

    I don't have a problem as such with platform exclusives, games that wouldn't even exist without the platform holder financing it.

    But this kind of anti-consumer timed exclusivity bullshit just puts me off a product. At the moment, the only VR set I would consider is the Vive since they seem to be the only one not hell-bent on shutting others out.
    Reply +1
  • Quantum Break PC is better on DirectX 11

  • UncleLou 02/10/2016

    @Bauul "You're kidding right? Steam was a hot mess when it launched."

    Not nearly as much as the W10 store still is months *after* the launch. And when Steam launched, the whole idea of a digital store/client was new. Those were different times.

    Let's face it, people who bought QB at the W10 store paid over the top, and are now stuck with an inferior version. Many people who bought FH3 still can't even download it. The store still looks like the iOS store 10 years ago. It is all shockingly unprofessional, especially after the GfWl mess.
    Reply -4
  • UncleLou 01/10/2016

    Sad to see how everything that has to do with the Windows store is still amateur hour.

    Steam had a better start 15 years ago. A small indie developer with zero experience.
    Reply -2
  • What does it take to run Forza Horizon 3 at 1080p60?

  • UncleLou 27/09/2016

    With an i7 (few years old) and a 970, the framerate difference between low and ultra is minimal, so I can only guess my CPU is the limiting factor. 60fps most of the time, 50 more often than I'd like, but it's not too bad. Reply +3
  • Forza Horizon 3 review

  • UncleLou 27/09/2016

    @carlos100 " In Forza you are always capable of faster laptimes with assists off...if you are good enough to handle it."

    Cheers! Can't really see myself being better with traction control off, at least not in some of the cars and with a pad.
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  • UncleLou 27/09/2016

    "The competitive mode, Online Adventure, is very similar to Horizon 2's Online Road Trip,"

    FH newbie question regarding multiplayer: I guess it would be wise to turn on traction control etc. in multiplayer? Last night it felt to me like I was the only one who had turned off all driving aids.

    And a second question: I take it it is wise for multiplayer to tune the cars to the maximum value within a specific class?
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  • Nintendo hardware sales in the Americas are worse than you'd expect

  • UncleLou 27/09/2016

    @Yautja_Warrior "as most mobile games are terrible (give me real buttons any day) but I guess that's down to casual gamers."

    As I said a bit earlier in this thread - it's a generational thing, I think. The kids that grew up with tablets/smartphones don't miss physical buttons, at all.

    And if they want to play a game, they all download it in the schoolyard for free or for a few cents, and play multiplayer. They certainly won't wait until little Timmy's birthday 6 months down the line so they can finally play Mario Kart against each other.

    Mind, I do think that the NX (provided it is what we all think it is) is a great idea, and its chances should be much better than those of a dedicated handheld (with another, separate "main" console).
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  • UncleLou 27/09/2016

    @ItsAlcidesAgain "20.11m -3DS Family

    Let everyone ignore the 20 million+ install base. The demand isn't there, I tell you."

    Noone is ignoring it. In fact, we are all talking about it. We are just not all drawing the same conclusions.
    Reply +2
  • UncleLou 27/09/2016

    @timur Of course mobiles have replaced handheld consoles.

    Maybe not for you, but you (and me) are a dying breed. Dinosaurs. If I tell my nephews that I prefer buttons and pay 40 EUR for mobile games, they look at me funny. And hell, they're more apt at gaming with a touchscreen than I am with buttons.

    Might as well say you prefer those old telephones with a dial plate. Cute, but times have moved on.
    Reply +3
  • What if Uncharted 4 on PS4 Pro ran at 60fps?

  • UncleLou 14/09/2016

    @Brave27heart Framerate and gameplay aren't separate things. On the contrary. Reply 0
  • UncleLou 13/09/2016

    @Anticitizen2 Well I wouldn't really consider 4 foot a common viewing distance from a TV. That's probably close enough that you need to move your head, no? And the TV is on your desk rather than in the living-room? Reply +2
  • UncleLou 13/09/2016

    @TonyCB If they did this, everything would be sped up and everyone ran around like headless chicken. By speeding up the (still 30fps) slomo mode, it's (almost) back to normal, but with 60 fps. Reply +2
  • UncleLou 13/09/2016

    @SuperShinobi Nothing subtle about it, the difference is huge. What is rather subtle though is the difference between 1080p and 4K from a normal TV viewing distance. 4K is extremely impressive if you pixel-peep. From 3m away, not so much. Reply +1
  • PS4's big new update (the one with folders) goes live

  • UncleLou 13/09/2016

    Folders! Finally!

    Bloody Hell.

    They must have started working on that feature around the time The Last Guardian was in its concept stage.
    Reply +34
  • How to upgrade PC copies of BioShock, BioShock 2 on Steam

  • UncleLou 12/09/2016

    @becomeincognito I am actually bloody surprised that they offer a free upgrade for owners of just the physical copy at all. That's pretty cool, actually. Reply +27
  • The Crew is free to download on PC mid-September

  • UncleLou 08/09/2016

    Bit of an underrated game, especially since the huge update.

    The size of the map is just astounding.
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  • Sony announces PlayStation 4 Pro for November 2016, priced 349

  • UncleLou 08/09/2016

    There's only one thing here that really interests me - is it quiet? Reply +2
  • Apple accidentally announces iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus via own website

  • UncleLou 07/09/2016

    @spamdangled I find your post just as scary as Nadimalam's. Especially that you think you're somehow better while you use your Playstation, Samsung phone, or car.

    Naive bigotry at its worst.
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  • This is what really happens when swords hit armour

  • UncleLou 06/09/2016

    @andrewsqual No idea what makes you think that, to be honest. Particularly because there's a playable version. Reply +12
  • Ark fans burned by Scorched Earth, the Early Access game's "completely finished" expansion

  • UncleLou 06/09/2016

    " wrote Ark fan Fastidious, who has played for 990 hours"

    Hardly ideal how they are handling it, no doubt. But after nearly a thousand hours on a game that was always cheap to begin with, maybe people don't need to go into full rage berserk mode.
    Reply -3
  • Catch up with today's 3DS Nintendo Direct here

  • UncleLou 01/09/2016

    @Tiel "This actually works as intended on me, because I think, " I may as well buy now as a price drop will never happen."

    It didn't work on me though, becasue by the time I was interested in the WiiU because it had a sufficient number of games, I had to learn that it had cost significantly *less* a year earlier.

    Since then, I've stubbornly refused to buy the thing.
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  • Assetto Corsa console review

  • UncleLou 01/09/2016

    @-TheDarkSide- "Evidently, he has."

    Well, to me it looks like he's unreeling his typical "FORZA IS THE BEST" program, and it wouldn't be the first time that he ... bended the truth a little (and got caught red-handed) in the comments when it comes to games he has or hasn't played.

    So, one thing is as "evident" as the other, really.
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  • UncleLou 01/09/2016

    @cloudskipa So, you've played Assetto Corsa? Reply -1
  • UncleLou 31/08/2016

    "In a genre known for graphical showboating, Assetto Corsa is relatively plain to look at, but it's all about what's going on under the skin."

    I can only compare the PC version of AC to Forza 6: Apex, but AC looks quite a bit better to me. A lot more, well, "real". Was the console version much downgraded? Project Cars does look better though.

    I also find it much better with a pad than PC. In the latter, I can barely make it off the grid in some cars with a pad. That might be entirely my fault, but it never happened to me in A:C.
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