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  • 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
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  • 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 +145
  • 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?
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  • 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 +7
  • 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 +48
  • UncleLou 10/12/2014

    I like the whole idea here, but the game looks so bland graphically that I just can't get myself to buy it. Now I don't mind playing lots of games with bad graphics, but I expect more from a "AAA" game that costs 70 Euros, and I'd argue that a game that is all about traveling should have some worthwhile scenery.

    (Without having played it, and I know it's a much smaller map, but just look how lovingly Forza Horizon 2 recreates Tuscany. Every screenshot oozes authenticity. I see nothing of that here.)
    Reply +25
  • Witcher 3 dev: "Market is afraid of badly polished games on next-gen"

  • UncleLou 10/12/2014

    "Market is afraid of badly polished games on next-gen"

    A badly polished game can still be polished, a bad Polish game would be a shame, though.

    edit: Damn you, TotalBB! :)
    Reply +7
  • The Dark Below makes Destiny's mistakes all over again

  • UncleLou 10/12/2014

    I like the mechanics, the artstyle, the world, and I don't mind grinding if done right - but I haven't played it in months. It's partly my own "fault" for wanting something the game isn't, but there just isn't nearly enough single-player content.

    I've played Diablo 3 for hundreds of hours, but I got tired of Destiny after maybe 20 hours. :-(
    Reply +73
  • Lara Croft and the Temple of Osiris review

  • UncleLou 09/12/2014

    Read this and a few other reviews now, and while "more of the same, but not quite as good" is enough for me to buy it at some point, it's a massive shame that they haven't built upon the concept and made a bigger and better game out of it. I would buy this for a "AAA" price if it had a bigger and bolder scope.

    Not quite the sequel I had hoped for. :-/
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  • UncleLou 09/12/2014

    @Murton It is not really a twin-stick shooter, is it. More of a puzzle/adventure game which happens to have twin-stick controls. Reply +11
  • 1.4GB DriveClub update adds dynamic weather

  • UncleLou 08/12/2014

    @Carpetfluff I don't get the AI complaints, personally. Definitely one of the better racing game AIs I have seen. And the game gets quite difficult, which makes even single-player races often fiercely competitive. Reply +9
  • UncleLou 08/12/2014

    @mattk84 If you aren't interested in the online, you could have bought it on launch. ;)

    Definitely worth getting either way.
    Reply +10
  • Target pulls Grand Theft Auto 5 from sale in Australia

  • UncleLou 03/12/2014

    @GamerFreak I am much, much more worried by many of the reactions I have seen to Sarkeesian than I could ever be by anything she or the media said. Completely independently of whether I agree with anything she said.

    Much.
    Reply +7
  • UncleLou 03/12/2014

    @Kzin They things these people care about the least is gender equality and facts.

    Well, I can see their point about linking sex and violence against women.

    Especially as there are no male sex workers in the game, as far as I know.
    Reply +3
  • The next major Assassin's Creed is set in Victorian London

  • UncleLou 03/12/2014

    I honestly don't get the "French accent" comments regarding Unity. Either play the game in French (with subtitles, if you want), or play the English translation/"dub", in which case English will be the native tongue, so to speak.

    Nothing seems more non-sensical to me than people in Paris speaking English with a French accent though.

    Maybe it's a cultural thing - as a German, I am used to dubbed films (and games, obviously), although I try to use the original audio whenever possible. The idea that Americans or British people in a US or British film taking place in the US/Britain should have English accents in the dubbed German version is ridiculous. :p
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  • Video: Watch us play The Crew live from 5pm GMT

  • UncleLou 02/12/2014

    This looks remarkably bland. Reply +3
  • The Steam Exploration Sale is live

  • UncleLou 27/11/2014

    @Daryoon I... I'm not a fan of Steam sales anymore? They encourage you to buy shit because it's on sale, rather than because you Really Want It

    Well, yes, but this has nothing to do whatsoever with Steam. High street summer sales, Cyber Monday, Black Friday, it's all the same.
    Reply +1
  • Elite: Dangerous, David Braben and a scale model Cobra MK III

  • UncleLou 24/11/2014

    @bad09 So I assume you occasionally buy games at launch? Although they'll be much, much cheaper a few months down the line? In which case everybody who doesn't buy games at launch might (and will justifiably, following your logic) think you're a prat?

    Are you still following me?

    We're not done here yet, I just want your confirmation that I haven't lost you yet. :p
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  • UncleLou 24/11/2014

    @bad09 You need to read kangarootoo's post again, that's always good advice, and in your case here in particular.

    But I am stil trying to understand your "prat" threshold. So, around 60 quid for a console game would still be ok? Or already a prat?
    Reply +3
  • UncleLou 24/11/2014

    @bad09 So, prat that I am, if I tell you that I spent more time with E:D (and had more fun with it) this year than with several 50 quid games combined, am I a prat because I bought E:D? Am I a prat because I bought other games which were a bit meh? And am I only imagining I am enjoying E:D because I spent so much money on it, while in truth it's a bit shit and/or I am constantly regretting it? ;) Reply +5
  • UncleLou 24/11/2014

    @bad09 Companies are not even hiding their money making goals anymore and nobody really seems to care as long as they get their fix.

    And that's the conclusion you came to, of all places, in an E:D thread?

    No wonder you are confused, I think you're mixing up a few very, very basic things. I won't call you a prat though. Maybe I am thinking it? Who knows. :p
    Reply +4
  • Face-Off: Grand Theft Auto 5 on PS4 and Xbox One

  • UncleLou 23/11/2014

    Countryside around Trevor's home, driving in fp view, while it's raining, and I was downright shocked how eerily real the game can look. It's probably not quite the miracle here that it was on the last gen in relative terms, but the sense of place is in a different league now for me. Reply +24
  • Man builds 3K Elite: Dangerous cockpit

  • UncleLou 20/11/2014

    @George-Roper Sort that cabling out!!

    He writes on youtube that he'd have to use longer cables for that, which caused signal problems.
    Reply +1
  • DriveClub update 1.07 goes live

  • UncleLou 18/11/2014

    @cz_hedgehog Still totally fucked?

    That's hyperbole.


    Not really. Challenges don't work. Ghosts often take several laps before they appear. I am still getting random disconnects all the time.

    I think "totally fucked" is a good description unless you understand "totally fucked" as "completely offline".
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  • Elite: Dangerous ditches planned offline mode

  • UncleLou 17/11/2014

    @Darren Yeah, what irettlav said, respectively I assume you still get *all* online modes, including the one where only friends are in the same universe, etc.


    Anyway, difficult situation. They can't really give people their beta/kickstarter money back, because they could simply buy it again at the retail price. Otoh, it doesn't seem fair to people who backed it because of the offline mode. :-/
    Reply +9
  • Who needs games: PlayStation 4's first year

  • UncleLou 15/11/2014

    @badpool What's with the fake surprise? If people only bought consoles after there are lots of games, the whole business model would collapse. Surely that's obvious? Reply +1
  • Assassin's Creed Unity walkthrough and game guide

  • UncleLou 14/11/2014

    @d0x While I'm at it why do I die in 3 seconds in any fight?

    Probably because, for the first time ever, they have made the fighting a bit challenging and more interesting. :P

    I do agree that the map is rather overloaded with stuff to do and a lot of stuff (different chests) is just super-fluous.

    I am confused (as mentioned before in one of the AC threads) with your comments regarding the free running though, I think it works so much better now than ever before.

    I guess you know this, but just to make sure (I am using PS4 button desctriptions here): R2 let's you freerun, but Arno won't climb up unless you also press X. This means you don't involunatrily climb up a building anymore when you just wanted to run through a door.

    Circle button does the same (in combination with R2) for climbing down. And finally, L2 let's you climb through open windows when you're hanging next (over, under, left, right) to it.
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  • UncleLou 14/11/2014

    @Yautja_Warrior Yeah - I thought it was a wasted opportunity in almost every respect. It wasn't a bad game, probably disappointed me more because I was expecting a modern Pirates!.

    AC:U improves, in my opinion, all core elements of the AC games. The fighting is fun now, it has proper stealth, and the free-running works better than ever. I am really, really enjoying it, but then I've experienced absolutely no game-breaking bugs or anything in 6 hours.
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  • UncleLou 14/11/2014

    @Drakos How can you do a game guide when the game is broken? :confused:

    I am playing the PS4 version now, think that it is the first really good AC game, and had absolutely no problems with it so far. Actually, I've always been very critical of the games and now find myself in the weird position that I think they've finally made a good one, while everybody is complaining about it. :p

    /shrug
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  • Assassin's Creed: Unity launch debacle sparks Ubisoft rethink

  • UncleLou 13/11/2014

    @d0x How opinions differ. I think the controls are much better than in any AC game before - mostly because you now *are* in control through dedicated up/down/window buttons. No more running against walls with your character jumping up involuntarily. Reply +2
  • Dragon Age: Inquisition review

  • UncleLou 11/11/2014

    @RicardoG Got love the PC(sarcasm), I buy a game and then I have to buy a graphic card in order to look pretty, so the game in the end can cost 300 for me to play it pretty. Yup, consoles are dying!

    That comment would only make any sense if you'd get the same "pretty" from a console as you get from a 300 GPU upgrade. But you don't. The difference is that you have a choice on the PC, while on a console you have to be content with not the prettiest version. Choice is good.
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  • UncleLou 11/11/2014

    @SeeNoWeevil I am honestly glad I am not the only one. As I said before in this thread, for my understanding of the plot it is entirely irrelevant if I've played the predecessors or not.

    Also don't need to play the Keep thingy, I'd have no idea what choices to pick.
    Reply +1
  • UncleLou 11/11/2014

    @Dajji77 With my sieve-like brain as far as game plots are concerned, it doesn't matter that I've played both, anyway. :-/

    (Not that I ever finished DA2).
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  • UncleLou 11/11/2014

    How beautiful does everything look turned up to full? Enough that I put this review on hold for a day so that I could get a GeForce 970 to replace my old 660. It was clear it deserved nothing less.

    I need a face-off. Was planning to get this for the PS4, but not if there's a significant difference.
    Reply +22
  • Diablo 3 Patch 2.1.2 details announced at BlizzCon

  • UncleLou 08/11/2014

    @menage The always-online of the PC version pretty much prevents cheating. Items are generated server-side, etc. Reply +1
  • UncleLou 08/11/2014

    @smelly I have no idea. Maybe whoever explained it to you was having a laugh.

    The game never had "micro-transactions" or any "additional content" you had to buy. There was a real-money auction-house used by idiots. However, it didn't sell any additional content that wasn't accessible in the game for everyone to either find (actually, everything sold there was found by someone) or via the in-game currency auction house (which obviously only had player-found items as well).
    Reply +3
  • UncleLou 08/11/2014

    @menage One/PS4 versions will be kept updated alongside the PC version - no seasons, though - wouldn't make much sense I guess with the cheating go on.

    Old gen doesn't get updates.
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  • UncleLou 08/11/2014

    @smelly I was put off by initial reviews, and in-game purchasing system (from what i understood).

    I didnt like the idea of buying a game, then buying additional content in the game.


    You completely misunderstood.
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  • Far Cry 4's PC system requirements revealed

  • UncleLou 07/11/2014

    That's awfully nice about the promotion, except you can't seem to buy a 970 anywhere, anyhow. Or only for inflated prices due to the high demand. Reply 0
  • What's the deal with steering wheels for PS4 and Xbox One?

  • UncleLou 06/11/2014

    And while we're at it: I expect a new wheel to work on PCs, the PS4, and the Xbox One. At the very least. Reply +8
  • UncleLou 06/11/2014

    I wonder when my Logitech wheel will stop working on PCs. My guess is: never.


    Console gaming may be cheaper at a base level, but this quickly evaporates if you take bullshit like this into account.

    (And yes, I have a PS4, and I am mightily pissed off that my wheel doesn't work.)
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