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  • Transistor free via PlayStation Plus in February

  • UncleLou 30/01/2015

    @RSX901 My bad, I did indeed not, it seems. Reply +2
  • UncleLou 30/01/2015

    Great lineup, but the usual problem: I already have the games that interest me (Transistor and RL), especially if they are reasonably priced indie games. And the games I don't have I usually don't have for a reason.

    That's why I prefer new (indie) games like Road not Taken a couple of months back.

    That said, Thief on the PS4 would have been nice.
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  • Dying Light review

  • UncleLou 30/01/2015

    Sounds ok, but ok is too little for 70,- EUR on PSN. Reply +4
  • Dying Light has a Destiny loot cave Easter egg

  • UncleLou 28/01/2015

    When I checked for a Dying Light stream last night, 30 people were streaming Diablo 3. 100 were streaming GTA V. And more than 600 were streaming Destiny.

    It's not a game for me, but it should be obvious why there are so many articles - it is still absolutely massive.
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  • Dragon's Dogma Online revealed

  • UncleLou 27/01/2015

    @AmorousBadger I thought the pawn system was a nice gimmick, but it's not what made DD great. And what DD also didn't have was an elaborate narrative.

    What it did have, though, was a map/world that seemed almost eerily real, wonderful hand-crafted dungeons, classes and combat that were all fun, and a terrific art direction, as well as neat stuff like properly dark nights, lanterns that went out when wet, and tons of atmosphere.

    I've had more fun with DD and the addon than with any Elder Scrolls game, Dragon Age Inquisition, and whatnot.
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  • UncleLou 27/01/2015

    Take one of the best RPGs in years, with a combat system only second to the Souls games, and turn it into an Eastern-only MMO.

    Just brilliant. :-/
    Reply +10
  • Death by carrot: The whirlwind pleasures of Ziggurat

  • UncleLou 26/01/2015

    This reminds me that I wanted to buy this last week when it was 50% off on Steam. :-/

    A propos Steam: More kids would like carrots if they weren't forced to eat steamed ones when they were babies.
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  • 'Sorry about Christmas' PSN discount rolls out Friday

  • UncleLou 23/01/2015

    @KanevilPS I don't believe they had to do anything, it's not like they ddos their own servers...

    It's a service people pay for, and the service did not work. It might not be Sony's fault, but it certainly isn't the paying costumers' fault, either. It's definitely more in Sony's "sphere" though than in anyone else's.

    The question is: is a ddos attack really a "force majeure", like, say, a major earth-quake, or a war? If yes, why were MS's servers (from what I heard) up a lot quicker after the attacks?
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  • UncleLou 23/01/2015

    So as an apology, I am invited to spend more money on PSN for something I don't really want (because otherwise I probably wouldn't have bought it already) within 3 days?

    That's just silly. At least make it work for pre-orders, I'll use it for Bloodborne then (which comes with a suprisingly normal 60 EUR pricetag on PSN if you preorder).
    Reply +3
  • Ubisoft reveals experimental PC platformer Grow Home

  • UncleLou 23/01/2015

    @Kill_Crazy I can tell you why I can't stand Uplay - everytime I use it (which isn't that often), it first updates itself and then asks for my complete login details. At which point I often close it again immediately.

    And it is indeed unnecessary. I am already using an online shop (Steam) with its own DRM. I don't need every single publisher to put their own DRM layer on top of it.
    Reply +6
  • Microsoft HoloLens is a new AR headset computer

  • UncleLou 22/01/2015

    HoloLens will debut "during Windows 10's lifecycle", Microsoft explained - so at some point in the next five years, perhaps?

    Sometimes I wish other companies would do it more like Apple does/did it. "Here's this cool new thing, and hey, you can buy it in a couple of days in a store near you!"

    Disclaimer: this is neither a pro-Apple, nor an anti-MS post. Just general wishful thinking because that video is obviously cool.
    Reply +1
  • Windows 10 will let you stream Xbox One games to PC, tablets

  • UncleLou 22/01/2015

    @DonDada He has been talking about it since early 2014. A renewed focus, making PC gaming relevant again, etc.

    Not sure how you managed to miss that, tbh.
    Reply +3
  • Microsoft demos Windows 10 Xbox app

  • UncleLou 21/01/2015

    Maybe I am missing something, but it seems more like a neat app for Xbox gamers than a "dedication to PC gaming". Makes me wonder why they invited Rock Paper Shotgun. Reply +3
  • Face-Off: Resident Evil HD Remaster

  • UncleLou 21/01/2015

    @Solid_Snake_Eater I really wish the PC would stop being included in these face offs, it will always win, it's fruitless

    Well, I don't wish so, and it's not fruitless, because the difference (or lack thereof) can influence what platform I buy it a game for. Which is the whole point of these articles in the first place.
    Reply +1
  • Driveclub's free Japan DLC available now via 3.33GB update

  • UncleLou 20/01/2015

    @ncBadrock It is quite difficult. The hyper car events are beyond my skills as well. Maybe with a wheel, but I am too clumsy with a pad. Reply +1
  • Assetto Corsa review

  • UncleLou 16/01/2015

    @ApexBoner Project Cars is not bad at all, but there is something in AC's driving/physics that just feels completely right. P:C isn't finished yet and will be the "bigger" game, at least out of the box, but when I currently want to give my wheel a spin, so to speak, it's A:C, every time. Reply +4
  • UncleLou 16/01/2015

    Gran Turismo 6 looks way better

    Er, no, it doesn't. GT6 has a better photo mode, maybe.

    Reply +9
  • UncleLou 16/01/2015

    Great, great game, been playing it on and off since early access days.

    And the best thing: it works with my "old" Logitech wheel, as opposed to the new consoles...
    Reply +11
  • Assassin's Creed Unity: Dead Kings review

  • UncleLou 14/01/2015

    @zzkj When are they going to fix the shitty graphics engine? Still unacceptably slow on both consoles.

    While I am ok now with the framerate - more or less - I would call the graphics engine "over-ambitious" rather than shitty. You might argue that this is one and the same thing and I couldn't really disagree, but I am not surprised it runs the way it does, considering how absolutely drop-dead gorgeous it looks. If there's one game that has "next-gen visuals", it's AC:U. I am more impressed with it than with DC.
    Reply +4
  • Grand Theft Auto 5 PC release date delayed until March

  • UncleLou 13/01/2015



    Love the PS4 version, but stuff like this speaks for itself. We'll see mods within months that will go beyond what we will see on this console generation
    Reply +5
  • Metal Gear Solid 5: Ground Zeroes first-person mod ramps up tension

  • UncleLou 12/01/2015

    @bad09 I know, respectively I think he called it a "tutorial" rather than a demo, but it's really selling it short. The initial console price might have been too high, but for what I've seen it on Steam, it's a no-brainer, imo.

    And I was quite serious earlier when I said I am not convinced yet that the full game will be quite as good! :)
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  • UncleLou 12/01/2015

    @bad09 I constantly disagree with game designers about their creations. Otherwise, I'd find all games brilliant. :p Reply +10
  • UncleLou 12/01/2015

    @bad09 Don't think GT:P is a good comparison because I doubt the base/level will be in the "full" game.

    Anyway, no, I think "demo" is simply the wrong word, and it's misleading. This is a self-contained game with a self-contained mini "open world" map with an astounding amount of freedom.

    I can even imagine that PP won't be as good if it is more linear, with possibly smaller levels.
    Reply +2
  • UncleLou 12/01/2015

    @bad09 I know it's essentially a paid for demo

    If we had demos like this, I'd never have to buy full games again.
    Reply +26
  • Microsoft reassures Xbox One owners over DRM rights

  • UncleLou 09/01/2015

    @grassyknoll I couldn't care less who makes a higher margin, the only thing that counts for me in the end is how much I am paying.

    And of course they pay for distribution. The server infrastructure isn't cheap.

    If they cost the same, I'll always choose digital. No shelf space wasted, not disc swapping, and (for PC games) your complete library always only a couple of clicks away no matter where or on which PC you are.

    That you "own" a game if you buy physical is a myth, anyway. You "own" a cheap piece of plastic. Only relevant if you sell your games (in which case it's a fair point).
    Reply +3
  • Ninja Theory's Hellblade also confirmed for PC

  • UncleLou 09/01/2015

    @zzkj Says the guy who just hours earlier posted this: "The 30fps apologists who can't/won't see how it negatively affects games, really are complete idiots. Go on, neg away you filthy casuals."

    Wow.
    Reply +2
  • UncleLou 09/01/2015

    @88t A PC is a tool with lots of purposes. I am not using mine in an office. It's no office device.

    See, that wasn't so hard.
    Reply +3
  • Reader's top 50 games of 2014

  • UncleLou 02/01/2015

    @XibalbaN7 Killzone was last year, no? Reply +3
  • UncleLou 02/01/2015

    A careful attempt at explaining MK's top spot: more WiiU owners were in agreement which game on the platform(s) they own was their GOTY. I would guess the total number of votes for MK is comparatively low, but it got a lot No.1 votes. Votes on other platforms were likely more diverse simply due to the higher number of multi platform games that charted high. Reply +12
  • UncleLou 02/01/2015

    Good to see Wolfenstein so high up - I've had more fun with it than with Killzone, Destiny and FC4 combined. Reply +8
  • UncleLou 02/01/2015

    @TheLastPixel I wonder how many Sony fanboys voted for DriveClub numerous times from different accounts? That's the only way that steaming pile of horseshit has finished above Forza and so high in the chart.

    Incredible.

    Don't know about FH2's relative merits, but there's nothing wrong or peculiar with DC charting so high. Because it's absolutely great.

    The only thing here that is "incredible" is calling it a "steaming pile of horseshit". Fanboys, eh?
    Reply +35
  • Games of 2014: Far Cry 4

  • UncleLou 29/12/2014

    @Frosty840 Hm, maybe 8 hours in, I have been attacked by eagles at least 10 times. I am not joking.

    And let's not even talk about the revolutionary troops all standing and shooting in the air for minutes, trying to kill said eagles. :p

    edit:

    I do realize the bigotry as this is a game where you constantly kill people, but something doesn't feel right about mowing down animals threatened with extinxction with machine guns. Aggressive snow leopards you can use to make, I don't know, a holster? Really, Ubisoft?
    Reply +25
  • UncleLou 29/12/2014

    Got this as a present and I am positively surprised by the neat AI, but everything else is ... Ubisoft game design at its immersion-killing worst, including hyper-aggressive golden eagles, wallets that can only be made by killing a certain number of a certain animal, and shit to collect EVERYWHERE.

    The map is really quite nice, but you're never left alone for 5 seconds. It seems Ubisoft is afraid people get bored unless there's gunfire near you all the time in one of the "event" missions popping up wherever you go.

    The same map, the same AI and mechanics, but with a bit of Stalker's game design instead of Ubisoft's "everything and the kitchen sink theme park" approach, and it would be a winner. :-/
    Reply +42
  • Games of 2014: The Last of Us: Left Behind

  • UncleLou 27/12/2014

    @the_rydster Yes. And it's also a PS4 game, and always will be. Reply +6
  • Star Citizen progress continues with Arena Commander 1.0 launch

  • UncleLou 22/12/2014

    I've got to say, as much as I love E:D, the scale here in 1:45 with the asteroid field and the planet looks much more, well, "real". Reply 0
  • Forza Horizon 2 Storm Island review

  • UncleLou 19/12/2014

    Sounds awesome.

    Come on Microsoft, do a One+Forza 5+FH2 bundle. It would make this easier for me...

    edit:
    Amusingly, I've now been downvoted by one known Playstation and one known Xbox fanboy. :D
    Reply +14
  • Controversial mass murdering game Hatred appears on Steam Greenlight

  • UncleLou 16/12/2014

    @billbongo We're probably not disagreeing on this point, but it's no censorship at all, unless Steam had a monopoly on the distribution of software, which they don't have. I am pretty sure neither Steam, nor Nintendo, nor Sony or Microsoft would offer the hardcore pornography game I've been working on for years* in their respective stores, yet noone would call that "censorship".

    Speculating whether Valve would publish it if it was made by R* is, well, speculation, because they wouldn't make such a game in the first place. It really is on another level, judging by the footage. Which is, er, fine, I guess, but it's just as fine if Valve don't want it. Maybe they should try their luck with Nintendo. :p


    *That's a lie.
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  • UncleLou 16/12/2014

    I wish people would stop diluting words like "censorship", we might still need them one day.

    /deep
    Reply +9
  • Elite: Dangerous and the art of the galactic grind

  • UncleLou 16/12/2014

    @melnificent Will the IAPs they are going to push really make a difference? How much will they bring in compared to costs?

    That is indeed a good question. It seems to work fine for Path of Exile so far, but it is a justified concern.
    Reply +3
  • UncleLou 16/12/2014

    @IronGiant No thanks, this is sounding worse as it gets nearer release.

    This isn't Elite it's GTA in space, with micro transactions. Fuck that.

    I have no idea where this comes from, but honestly, that's complete nonsense. I can't put it any other way, sorry.
    Reply +32
  • Windows 10 leak reveals new Xbox app for PC

  • UncleLou 15/12/2014

    @kenbarnes Your initial post was wrong, exaggerating prices for Macs by a huge percentage. Either you're too proud to admit that, or you actually think the various strawmen arguments you now introduced changed that. I don't appreciate either. Reply +1
  • UncleLou 15/12/2014

    @kenbarnes That's great, really, but has absolutely nothing to do wtih your previous post and my reply thereto. Reply -2
  • UncleLou 15/12/2014

    @kenbarnes True, but the 100 upgrades are offset by the fact that the rig you install them on doesn't have to cost 1,500.

    iMacs start at 900 quid, as do MBPs. MBAs somewhere below that.

    Now carry on.
    Reply -7
  • UncleLou 15/12/2014

    Yeah, sure.

    They're always very committed to PC gaming when they're trying to market a new OS.
    Reply +148
  • DriveClub revisited: is dynamic weather a game-changer?

  • UncleLou 11/12/2014

    @lancashirered No, not really. If there's a platform I "love", it's the PC.

    Something bothering you?
    Reply +1
  • UncleLou 11/12/2014

    @Dajji77 I am in someone else's club which is full, I am afraid, sorry! :) Reply 0
  • UncleLou 11/12/2014

    @lone_wolf_uk Yeah, I think if you like NfS you should like this.

    No Rally driving, unfortunately, no.
    Reply +4
  • UncleLou 11/12/2014

    It's a great game that more or less squandered its opportunity to set the (multiplayer) world on fire with a disastrous launch, which is a massive shame.

    Still play it regularly though and enjoy it a lot, it's the best arcade(y) racer I've played in years by a country mile.
    Reply +19
  • The Crew review

  • UncleLou 11/12/2014

    EG commenter most obsessed with Driveclub's admittedly jaw-dropping graphics: cloudskipa.

    By a long shot.
    Reply +6
  • UncleLou 10/12/2014

    @nothough In terms of size and scale, this sounds like the first proper next-gen game to come to the new consoles.

    Didn't Fuel have a similar scale, years ago?

    Might have looked better, too.

    Reply +49