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  • Does The Witcher 3 expansion fulfil the original graphics promise?

  • UncleLou 26/05/2016

    @BetterCallPaul Yeah, that never was anyone's point though. Reply -9
  • Former Valve employee is suing the company for $3.1m

  • UncleLou 25/05/2016

    I don't want to sound condescending (and I am sure developers etc. here feel the same daily regarding their profession, I don't even want to know how much nonsense I unknowingly post here all day), but as someone from a legal background, comments on an article such as this are always particularly painful.

    Rest assured, nearly everything most of you wrote here is complete nonsense. :D

    Rogueywon hits the nail on the head: "Nobody outside of the plantiff and (probably a few people within) Valve knows the truth of what happened."

    And grassyknoll is completely correct regarding the punitive damages (in the US).
    Reply +16
  • Oculus Rift's latest attempt to block piracy backfires

  • UncleLou 23/05/2016

    @Pasco I am not even sure how I am supposed to reply to that other than with how is it *not* completely random?

    If I ever need to buy my hardware from Valve, and noone else, to make sure I can play Half-Life 3, then we can start comparing this. Or, more likely, if there will be Vive-exvclusive games that locks out OR users for no technical reason. I don't kow if that has happened yet.

    Same with phones. You know what would be similar, maybe? If I couldn't call people with iPhones if I had an Android phone, and vice versa, but needed a second handset just so I could call everyone.
    Reply +7
  • UncleLou 23/05/2016

    @Moz Yeah. I am totally with you. The sentence in quotation marks is a quote I disagree with! :) Reply 0
  • UncleLou 23/05/2016

    @Pasco "I guess the people condemning Oculus own games being exclusive also hate the console eco-system, iPhone apps not running on Android and criticize Valve for restricting their games to Steam?"

    It doesn't help your point, whatever it is, to randomly compare things that have absolutely nothing to with this. The console ecosytem is the only thing that's remotely comparable, and I at least am not the biggest fan, no.
    Reply +7
  • UncleLou 23/05/2016

    I don't have anythign against DRM, but the absolute last thing we need in the PC gaming space are such arbitrary anti-consumer barriers. Compete as far as the quality and price of the hardware are concerned, just like everyone else in the PC market.

    Imagine games being exclusive for users of Logitech mice, Nvidia GPUs or ASUS motherboards.
    Reply +10
  • Overwatch guide

  • UncleLou 23/05/2016

    @Chewbaccasdad "I preferred the good old days when you could be sure that EG weren't taking bribes because there were no articles."


    I have great news for you: there are millions, no, billions, no, there is an *infinite* amount of non-existent internet sites with no articles who you can be sure take no bribes.
    Reply +10
  • Homefront, Fire Emblem fail to dislodge Doom and Uncharted 4

  • UncleLou 23/05/2016

    @grassyknoll "You've forgotten Steam's 30% cut, Valve isn't a charity"

    30% cut for Valve is much better for devs than a 100% cut for GAME for a second-hand game. Which was, you know, the point.
    Reply +7
  • Apple: Palestinian game highlighting Gaza child welfare is not a game

  • UncleLou 23/05/2016

    @Nuada "..........Whoooooooooooosh........"

    You clearly haven't understood my point one bit, but then people tend to be unbelievably hypocritical, often without realizing it. But please go on, explain to me what you think I missed. Then I'll explain to you what I meant.
    Reply +1
  • UncleLou 23/05/2016

    Always astonishes me when people get up in arms over something like this while happyily playing on their consoles with their much, much tighter controlled environments. Reply +1
  • Prison Architect locks down console launch date

  • UncleLou 20/05/2016

    @Ziz0u "Vita version would have been awesome"

    I honestly don't think this would work on such a small screen at all. Either everything would be absolutely tiny, and/or you'd spend 90% of the time scrolling around the map. Building a prison bigger than your common living-room would be a nightmare.

    Oh, and it's a game that can bring the mightiest of CPUs to its knees...
    Reply +3
  • Don't expect to be blown away by the new Gran Turismo on PS4

  • UncleLou 19/05/2016

    Looking forward to playing this with my official Playstation Gran Turismo wheel.

    Oh wait, no, it's a LAST GEN WHEEL, IT DOESN'T WORK.

    FWIW, I think it looks great. There's something in the lighting in the GT games that's just not matched by any other racing game.
    Reply +11
  • What exactly is going on with the different versions of Fire Emblem Fates?

  • UncleLou 19/05/2016

    @Cazalinghua ""but I would but this stuff firmly in category of "peripheral irritant"."

    It's not much more than a peripheral irritant. But in a world where great games are coming out of my ears and I have a Steam wishlist of 100+ games, a peripheral irritant can make all the difference where I spend my money.
    Reply 0
  • UncleLou 19/05/2016

    @Rogueywon Oh wow, cheers, that's good to know. Reply 0
  • UncleLou 19/05/2016

    @Cazalinghua Well, but it did put me off. I've been following the contradictory release news (and lack there of) for months, and at one point I just lost interest.

    And again with the "expensive", that's not the problem. It's the "let's act like this is still the 1980s" release policy.
    Reply +4
  • UncleLou 19/05/2016

    @Baddamobs I will, cheers, have to look for my country's store though I guess. Not too happy about having to download one of the two though, my card is full! :p

    edit:

    Well, out of stock. :-/
    Reply 0
  • UncleLou 19/05/2016

    @SuperSoupy "Cue angry comments from gamers wanting absolutely everything for the least possible price."

    What are you talking about? Let me assure you, the games industry certainly isn't dying because of my buying habits. I don't like to have to beg companies to take my money though.

    "There seems to be more variety here than in the upcoming pokemon games and people are giving those a free pass..."

    I don't give a rat's arse about Pokemon, I don't even know it still exists.
    Reply +4
  • UncleLou 19/05/2016

    @Cazalinghua I don't mind the concept - quite on the contrary - I mostly mean their information policy and the needless scarcity of the two-games bundle. Reply +8
  • UncleLou 19/05/2016

    This whole release mess has now completely put me off the game. First they said we'd get both games in one package, then they said no, we don't, then we never got a release date at all, then there was a US-only special edition with both games, then there was a European special edition with both games that was sold out before I even heard about it.

    If they don't want to sell the game to me, that's fine, I can spend my money on other games.
    Reply +56
  • Why we're all in awe of Uncharted 4's physics

  • UncleLou 19/05/2016

    @Dizzy "Do you have a quota to fill?"

    Funny, I was just wondering the same thing about you.
    Reply +2
  • UncleLou 19/05/2016

    @obidanshinobi "That Scotland sections a bit rubbish though isn't it ?"

    Yeah, it is. The climbing just goes on for too long. I am not finished yet, but it has been getting better, and better, and better.
    Reply +2
  • UncleLou 19/05/2016

    @omniscient I don't have a problem with the image quality, but I find that some areas/levels look significantly less impressive than others. The first few chapters, at least outdoors, look decidedly average.

    Some of the later levels look completely mind-blowing though.
    Reply -1
  • UncleLou 19/05/2016

    @isaac12345_54321 "Another fine example of how PC gamers are being made fools by focussing on just graphics and how underutilised the hardware is. "

    Well, your premise is a bit non-sensical right from the start, but anyway: it's not "another fine example", but it's basically one extremely rare occasion, when the platform holder pours everything into a killer app because the costs of the development are secondary to the overall purpose of shifting more hardware.

    I love the game to bits, but let's not pretend we get something like this more than once or twice in a generation.
    Reply +7
  • The new Doom campaign turns around Steam user reviews

  • UncleLou 18/05/2016

    @IronSoldier "The default 90 is awful for PC gaming, imo. A narrow FOV such as that is primarily for TV-based console gaming"


    90 isn't particularly narrow, I would be surprised if most PC-only FPS in the past had a higher default FOV. 100 at best. A typical narrow console FOV is 75 or even less.

    Obviously a matter of personal preference, I can't stand very wide FOVs where everything seems to get bent out of shape in the corners if you turn.

    I've set Doom here to 95, FWIW.
    Reply +3
  • SteamWorld Heist HD is coming to PS4 and Vita this month

  • UncleLou 18/05/2016

    @erp "I think I agree with a previous commenter about preferring the grittier graphics of the 3DS version"

    Yeah - I don't know what it is (nostalgia?), but I've often noticed how I really love what I see on the 3DS's screen.

    Lovely game.
    Reply +1
  • Doom review

  • UncleLou 17/05/2016

    @Yautja_Warrior I agree with your general point, but Wolfenstein isn't an iD game, it just used their engine. :) Reply +9
  • UncleLou 17/05/2016

    It has shitty/buggy checkpoints, but that just means it's an 8.5 instead of a 9.

    It really is great. First time I pressed "W", I almost recoiled. I haven't played such a fast shooter since, I don't know - Quake 3 Arena?
    Reply +33
  • Shadow Warrior 2 is a surprising sequel

  • UncleLou 17/05/2016

    I think EG should really do something to make reviews stand out more - I realise this here is a preview, but it's difficult to tell from the front page when it's between several *reviews* of games that all got no award or avoid tag. Reply 0
  • Face-Off: Forza Motorsport 6 Apex on PC

  • UncleLou 14/05/2016

    @poite1983 "It's pretty laughable that given how 'underpowered' and 'rubbish' the xb1 is that the unlimited power of the pc can only make this much difference."

    It's a straight port, so obviously it was always going to be limited. That doesn't say anything about the power of PCs (or the One). But of course you knew that.
    Reply +22
  • UncleLou 14/05/2016

    Very nice and generous teaser - still not sure if they'll turn it into a full game with DLC, or do we have to wait for the next Forza for a more substantial package?

    It uses the impulse triggers if you have a One pad, btw.
    Reply +6
  • Watch: So, is Doom any good? Find out live, at 1pm

  • UncleLou 13/05/2016

    @carmagainagain "I'm putting my money on "No." Place your bets!"

    93% positive reviews on Steam right now. People love the single-player.
    Reply +1
  • Dark Souls 3 tops US retail sales for April

  • UncleLou 13/05/2016

    @suhawk75 " I make it three new IP's out of the top ten (I didn't neg you for missing it btw)"

    Both the original comment and my edit weren't entirely serious. :) I did just find it amusing that patchbox called QB "the only new IP in the list".
    Reply +3
  • UncleLou 13/05/2016

    @patchbox360 "congrats to the one new IP on that list."

    Yeah, it's amazing how Minecraft just stays in the charts.

    edit:
    Well-deserved negs, I hadn't seen The Division in the charts!
    Reply +7
  • The Banner Saga 2 launch detailed

  • UncleLou 13/05/2016

    @ghostgate2001 Map design certainly isn't the highlight of the game, but "minimalist game" is way too harsh. It's not quite Fire Emblem, but it's still a lot of fun, with lots of features, skills to consider, a somewhat unusual strength/health system, etc. I hear map design is more diverse in BS2, though I haven't played it yet. Reply +1
  • Dark Souls 3 the biggest launch in series

  • UncleLou 11/05/2016

    @grassyknoll I see the names of the scorers, and as a general note, it's rarely the people you expect. In your case here, it's noone who has even posted in this thread.

    edit:
    Well, your first post has more negs now, and what I said isn't entirely accurate anymore, but still mostly :)
    Reply +5
  • UncleLou 11/05/2016

    @PlugMonkey Good question. And how do Steam key resellers work? If I buy a game/key from a reseller and they send me a Steam key (within seconds), do they sell me a key that has already "shipped"? Or do the "official" resellers generate them on the fly (and only have to pay Steam once they do)? Reply 0
  • Tech Analysis: Uncharted 4: A Thief's End

  • UncleLou 10/05/2016

    @Fourfoldroot I've heard 5 or 6 different PS4s, and they are all absolutely awful, so I don't want to go through all that hassle because I don't think it will make any difference. Reply +1
  • UncleLou 10/05/2016

    @ClemFandango "I've been hearing very worrying reports on uncharted 4 turning your PS4 in to an engine from a boeing 737. "

    It absolutely does, but then so does nearly every game on my PS4, so I can't confirm that UC4i s even worse. It's the main reason I only ever turn the thing on for something like UC these days, and I won't touch the Neo with a barge-pole unless it's whisper-quiet.

    I have to use headphones to make it bearable at all.

    If Sony's PC streaming solution wasn't so woeful, I'd stream the game to my PC just to avoid the noise.
    Reply -2
  • UncleLou 09/05/2016

    @George-Roper

    "Art is not equatable to fidelity though."

    This isn't about the "art". It would be the polite thing to do if you read the article first, maybe? Just so that we're all on the same page here?

    "It looks great...for a console game."

    Heh, I am a graphics whore, I am always happy to get some recommendations of PC games I might have missed. And if UC4 needs a "for a console game" disclaimer, I've obviously missed an awful lot. Shoot!

    "Then consider all the stuff tha wraps around it. A whole minute loading times. So it looks great...after you've been twiddling your thumbs for half an hour during an evenings gaming."

    Oh come on now, let's not get silly. Once, at the beginning, as far as I can tell so far. A nice guy on the forum gifted TW: Attila to me the other day, and that has similar loading times before *every damn battle*. So, I am not quite sure what that has to do with anything?
    Reply +17
  • UncleLou 09/05/2016

    @George-Roper Well, as a dyed-in-the-wool PC gamer who just played the first couple of hours of this, my jaw constantly hit the floor. I can't name a PC game that looks better than this with the exception maybe of AC:U. Let's not pretend games that look look this are a dime a dozen and run with 60 fps in 4K. That would be awfully nice, but unfortunately it's also complete nonsense. Reply +21
  • Make sure to download Uncharted 4's 5GB patch

  • UncleLou 10/05/2016

    @TheVoice It's been working on PCs since approximately 1993, I am pretty confident it's not rocket science. But then I think the same about folders. Reply +3
  • UncleLou 10/05/2016

    @Sousuke_Sagara Tight schedules, long planned/booked marketing campaigns, carefully chosen release days, booked blu-ray pressing dates, etc., etc., etc.

    edit:
    Negs? Heh, sometimes you wonder how you've stepped on people's toes with a simple, factual explanation of how things are.
    Reply +5
  • UncleLou 10/05/2016

    @riceNpea "but how do you get access to a patch for a game you don't physically have in your hand and prove you've bought? "

    Why would you have to "prove" anything? Just make an "update" section on PSN, let me download from there whatever I want. It's not like I can do anything with a patch if I don't (plan to) own the game, anyhow.
    Reply +15
  • Don't care about VR? Neither did I

  • UncleLou 08/05/2016

    I'll start to get interested once I can thoroughly *try* it - the biggest stumbling block right now, I think - they should have dozens of these things in electronic stores, but obviously that's a bit difficult - and once I can buy one without getting on a months-long waiting list.

    Oh, and let me buy the damn thing in a shop. I am not paying nearly 10% of the device's price for p&p.
    Reply +4
  • Uncharted 4: A Thief's End review

  • UncleLou 06/05/2016

    @ClemFandango Surely if gunplay matters at all to you, you'd have binned RotTR in the first hour? :p

    90% of all shootouts in RotTR were like this:



    Loved the enemies in the last quarter though, you know who I mean.
    Reply +4
  • UncleLou 06/05/2016

    @ClemFandango "Sony fanboys don't like Rise of the Tomb Raider, they believe it's a poor imitation of uncharted. which is incredibly ironic."

    Heh. The problem is, though, Uncharted is a better Uncharted than Tomb Raider. And Tomb Raider used to be a better Tomb Raider than Uncharted is. But now Tomb Raider tries to out-unchart Uncharted, and it doesn't quite work.

    Disclaimer: I didn't like the reboot very much, but thoroughly enjoyed RotTR. I just wish it had more difficult climbing/acrobatics, backflips, that sort of thing that used to mean "Tomb Raider", because in terms of story and characters, they really can't compete. Seriously beautiful levels, though, in RotTR.
    Reply +6
  • UncleLou 06/05/2016

    @XBgamer Don't be so gullible. ALL of them, not just some. Reply +11
  • Watch: Why isn't it called Total Warhammer?

  • UncleLou 06/05/2016

    I can't believe they're actually saying "TWW". That's 7 syllables, one more than if you say the full name Total War: Warhammer. ;) Reply +15
  • Has Remedy fixed Quantum Break on PC?

  • UncleLou 06/05/2016

    Is it still 40% more expensive than any other PC game? Reply +34