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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.
    Reply +2
  • Sony insists Vita is here to stay

  • UncleLou 12/09/2014

    @grassyknoll Yeah, I agree. When I said "I expect", I didn't mean "I am sure there will be" rather than "there bloody well should be, and it's Sony's responsibility". Reply +8
  • UncleLou 12/09/2014

    But don't expect games like Uncharted or Killzone again.

    I don't. I do, however, expect games like Tearaway again. It's great that there are so many indie games on the Vita, and it's a great machine, but I've played most of these games elsewhere, and I expect the platform holder to do more than just rely on third party devs.
    Reply +94
  • Destiny thrills, but the big picture rings hollow

  • UncleLou 10/09/2014

    @DrStrangelove The shooting mechanics are much, much, much better than In BL, as is the moment to moment combat. IMO, of course. I am a bit bitter regarding BL, because I should have loved it, but didn't. ;-) Reply +1
  • UncleLou 10/09/2014

    Spot on article. I am really, really enjoying it, but it does have that typical MMO feel. The art design truly is fantastic, but I wonder if it hadn't worked better as an open-world single-player game. I guess the idea is that they can easily add (and sell) content, but it does make it all feel a little disconnected.

    Not disappointed in the slightest though, it's a ton of fun, and I knew what to expect from the beta. My biggest worry is that I'lll be locked out of high-end content due to the idiotic strike team restrictions. They should have a long, hard look at a Diablo (or Borderlands) where everything is available for everyone, including solo players.
    Reply +7
  • iPhone 6 and Apple Watch revealed

  • UncleLou 09/09/2014

    @dirtysteve The iphone 6 will miss one of the Nexus' most distinctive features though, randomly rebooting in your pocket and cutting you off from your provider until you enter the pin again. Reply -7
  • UncleLou 09/09/2014

    Butt-ugly watch.

    But I'll upgrade my iphone 4 lauch model (never used a case, and it's still as good as new) to a 6.
    Reply -2
  • Way of the Samurai 4 is coming to PC this year

  • UncleLou 09/09/2014

    @bad09 At least one of those games on the PS2 (I don't remember if it was WotS 1, 2 or 3, but I think it was the first one) was a deeply flawed, but absolutely fascinating and unique game concept.

    It's a shame that they don't seem to have built on what made it special and turned it into a grotesque comedy thing, going by the trailer.
    Reply +3
  • PS4 passes 1m sales mark in the UK

  • UncleLou 09/09/2014

    Xbox One has sold around 666,666.

    Coincidence?

    I THINK NOT.
    Reply +99
  • Editor's blog: About the Destiny review

  • UncleLou 08/09/2014

    @sanctusmortis and it's doing nothing to quell my fears from the beta that it's just an unfunny Borderlands.

    Actually, that sounds great. I couldn't stand the humour in BL. ;-)
    Reply +1
  • UncleLou 08/09/2014

    @WhiteUmbrella To make that abundantly clear, once again, because sometimes when I get into discussions here it seems necessary, and I realize it too late: My mod tag only means I delete the occasional spam post or insult. I have absolutely nothing to do with EG whatsoever. Reply +1
  • UncleLou 08/09/2014

    @WhiteUmbrella I don't think anyone is saying anyone should ignore the embargo. That's not how I read the article.

    Anyway, all I am saying is that I personally don't think anything can be read into it, regarding the quality of the game.

    Obviously it's always smart to wait for reviews if you're unsure.

    (Oh, and I do find emargoes annoying as well.)
    Reply +3
  • UncleLou 08/09/2014

    @WhiteUmbrella That sounds suspiciously like curtailing freedom of speech.

    Not quite sure how I am in the position to curtail your "freedom of speech", nor do you seem to understand what it actually means and where and when it applies, but let me rephrase that for you:

    You're wrong, IMO. There might have been a correlation once between review embargoes and the quality of games, but there isn't anymore, or at least it is so unreliable that you cannot read anything into it. At least that's my personal experience.
    Reply +5
  • UncleLou 08/09/2014

    @WhiteUmbrella There is absolutely no correlation anymore between a review embargo (or lack thereof) and the quality of a game.

    Some of the best and best-rated games in the last few years had review emargoes, some real stinkers didn't.

    Not much room here for conspiracy theories, really.
    Reply +13
  • UncleLou 08/09/2014

    @PlebGate I want a gaming website where the elderly constantly state the feckin obvious.

    Oh wait


    Because there have never been launch-day reviews of MMOs or pure multiplayer shooters, ever.

    Oh wait.
    Reply +2
  • Digital Foundry: Hands-on with DriveClub

  • UncleLou 06/09/2014

    @Obli It's a Digital Foundry article. Not a preview. Reply +4
  • UncleLou 06/09/2014

    @CrapGamer Forza Horizon looks better.

    Don't be silly. It's not even close, but it's an unfair comparison in the first place.
    Reply +20
  • Project Cars is already a better racing game than Forza or Gran Turismo

  • UncleLou 05/09/2014

    @Guy.J. Sony have tightened the security of the USB ports as they were the gateway to all sorts of hacking in the PS3 era, allegedly, so USB devices now need a security chip, which all the "old" wheels don't have.

    Obviously, they won't mind selling new peripherals, either. :-/

    As far as I know, it has nothing to do with Thrustmaster directly.

    Anyway, utter shit for consumers, and it's a shame that Sony went down the same route as MS now in that respect.

    Thankfully, my Logitech wheel works on the PC.
    Reply +13
  • Fable Anniversary Steam release date set for next week

  • UncleLou 05/09/2014

    All three games in one packagae for that price, and we can talk. Reply +1
  • Video: Assassin's Creed Unity's new parkour and combat explored

  • UncleLou 04/09/2014

    Like all AC games, this looks great in the trailer, and I have huge respect for the care and effort that goes into building these worlds, and like all AC games, I will probably not like it because of the combat, the formulaic map-clearing, and the lack of finesse (compared to, say, the best Hitman games) when it comes to the assasinations.

    They build these fantastic worlds, and then fill it with mechanics I really can't stand. There's no other game series I'd more love to love. :-/
    Reply +1
  • Five talking points from Diablo 3's 2.1 patch

  • UncleLou 03/09/2014

    I wonder what they will do with the new legendaries that only drop in seasons, but will trickle down to the standard game modes. Would be a shame if they weren't on consoles.

    Ladders and seasons surely are completely out of the question though for consoles, what with the cheating already going on.
    Reply 0
  • Hands-on with Oculus Rift DK2

  • UncleLou 01/09/2014

    @INSERT-COIN Hah. Yes. Not to frustrate you, but in German, presbyopia is called "old age farsightedness", but it's normal that it starts between 30 and 40. Which probably *was* really old when the term was coined. ;) Reply 0
  • UncleLou 01/09/2014

    I wonder how many people over, say, 30, can actually still focus on something just an inch away. I am near-sighted, so without glasses I should be (and was) able to see very good at very close distances. But presbyopia has since begun - maybe I'd need reading glasses to use the OR. :p Reply +1
  • PlayStation 4 themes coming in next system update

  • UncleLou 01/09/2014

    @TheMightyEthan Not from yourself, just from your friends/the public. You will always seem them on your own profile.

    It's somewhere in your profile/privacy settings on the PS4.
    Reply +2
  • UncleLou 01/09/2014

    @baconchin It's pretty hidden somewhere in the PS4's privacy settings. You can hide each game individually from the (public or friends) trophy list.

    Mind, they will always all appear if you look at your own list.
    Reply +4
  • UncleLou 01/09/2014

    And please, pretty please, let us delete games from the trophy list. I know you can hide them, but I want to be able to delete them.

    I don't even really care about trophies, nor do I usually suffer from OCD, but it annoys me for some reasons to have even every PS+ game I tried for 5 minutes sit there forever.
    Reply +34
  • BioShock iOS is out tonight for $15

  • UncleLou 27/08/2014

    That does indeed seem a bit pointless. Reply +4
  • The Crew has artificial 30fps lock on PC

  • UncleLou 27/08/2014

    @Darkwaknight Nope, I have played Killzone: SF. Because I was a huge fan of KZ2, and because it came bundled with my Ps4...

    I have no blind allegiance to anything but PC only gamers lie SO MUCH I grow tired of it.

    If I've seen any lie in this thread (and I gave you the benefit of the doubt when I assumed it's just ignorance) is that the games you mentioned produce "visuals far beyond anything on the PC".

    And stop mentioning The Order. It's not even out yet. We'll judge it when it is.

    (Infamous: Second Son is the best looking game I've seen yet on any console. It's certainly not "beyond", say, GTA IV with mods though. On the contrary.)
    Reply +2
  • UncleLou 27/08/2014

    @Darkwaknight The fact is console games subsidise the market, no surprise that within 9 months of new "underpowered" consoles we have games like killzone, Ryse, second son and the order 1886, bloodborne etc etc pushing visuals and games far beyond anything PC only gamers have been able to enjoy. Why? I think you know the answer already.

    Er. The Order isn't Out till 2015, same as Bloodborne (which looks nice enough, but it's certainly not "pushing visuals"), and Killzone doesn't really look better than the Crysis games on the PC.

    Not any of them "pushes visuals far beyond anything" on the PC, let alone "games", but which I assume you mean "gameplay"? You talk about "PC only gamers", but I'd be very surprised if you aren't a "console only" player, who are often shockingly uninformed about what's going on on the PC.
    Reply +2
  • Microsoft announces new Age of Empires game, Castle Siege

  • UncleLou 26/08/2014

    @bobomb I might get annoyed when a lunch box was released instead of a film, yes.

    I'd like to point out that I am not annoyed here, though. I am past expecting anything from MS when it comes to PC gaming.
    Reply 0
  • UncleLou 26/08/2014

    I am not sure if it's sad or funny just how little Microsoft understands about PC gaming.

    But then it's no wonder GfWL is dead, and Steam isn't.
    Reply 0
  • PlayStation Network returns online following DDOS attack

  • UncleLou 26/08/2014

    @alexcross Trolling? no I am just voicing my opinion.

    So? That's not mutually exclusive. Not trolling is also knowing when to shut up, no matter if it's your opinion or not.
    Reply +3
  • UncleLou 26/08/2014

    @NathanDaviesUK THe number of bitter PSN users on this thread is colossal.

    You're reading a different thread than me. I see the usual suspects trying to score points, but neither a lot of "Bitter PSN users" nor "angry douches".

    Anyway, as a PS4 owner myself, I was once again reminded that console gaming (at least in Sonyland, I don't have an Xbox) often feels like traveling back in time when you're used to Steam. :-/

    The attack aside, can someone explain to me (that's an honest question) why, for example, Steam *never* has any downtime, while PSN needs these long, regular maintenance windows?
    Reply +3
  • Until Dawn may be the horror-themed Heavy Rain you've been waiting for

  • UncleLou 25/08/2014

    @andrewsqual Well, I didn't really call it a failure, and certainly not a commercial one. Not the least because I enjoyed it immensely. Note that I replied to a specific post, hence my choice of words. Reply +1
  • UncleLou 25/08/2014

    @Negotiator Anything game that takes Heavy Rain or Beyond as an inspiration is destined for failure.

    Maybe. I don't mind. Heavy Rain might have been a failure, but it was a fascinating one.
    Reply +33
  • Xbox 360 getting new 500GB hard drive

  • UncleLou 21/08/2014

    79.99 for 500GB - wow. And people have the nerve on here to complain about Apple's prices every time Apple is as much as mentioned. Reply +5
  • Forza Horizon 2 proves the driving genre is back at its best

  • UncleLou 20/08/2014

    Looks great.

    Sorry for repeating myself, but this (and the "normal" Forza) would sell a One to me, if only it would support my bog standard Logitech wheel that I can use with every other system under the sun.
    Reply +22
  • Performance Analysis: Diablo 3 at 1080p on Xbox One

  • UncleLou 19/08/2014

    @oliverhoward Play it in coop, with a couple of witch doctors, in a Nephalem rift. D3 needs a lot of leeway for those (later on frequent) times where the whole screen is an explosion of skills and mobs. I'd be extremely surprised if your PC is anywhere near 60 fps. Reply +1
  • UncleLou 19/08/2014

    @Guy.J. 30fps on TLOU are absolutely awful. Not because 30 fps are awful per se, nor where they awful on the PS3, but there is something utterly wrong with it in the PS4 version. It's so juddery, it gives you a head-ache. By all means, try it, but you'll switch back to 60 fps immediately. Mark my words. Reply +4
  • UncleLou 19/08/2014

    @strange-quark Not as interesting as compiling a list of the alleged bias which changes by the minute. Well, someone's on the case. Reply +3
  • UncleLou 19/08/2014

    I wouldn't underestimate the resolution here. This is a game where you look at a lot of pretty small objects from an isometric view. Think I'd prefer a minor framerate hit when things get hectic. Reply +36
  • Hellgate is back - as a Steam Greenlight pitch

  • UncleLou 19/08/2014

    I loved Hellgate,an underrated gem. It was Doom meets Diablo. And much better than Borderlands. :p Reply 0
  • Crawl Early Access review

  • UncleLou 19/08/2014

    @LeTHaL_MiGRaiNe Ignorant, obnoxious trolling based on your narrow-minded "AAA"- idea of games, or do you care to elaborate? Reply +1
  • Diablo 3: Ultimate Evil Edition guide

  • UncleLou 19/08/2014

    @Bedders You'll encounter little creatures called Treasure Gobins from time to time. A good rule of thumb is that if you can't kill them before they create a portal and vanish, you should probably turn the difficulty setting down a bit.

    Yup. Perfect. Absolutely this, at least in single-player. :)
    Reply +2
  • Watch Microsoft's Phil Spencer accept the Ice Bucket Challenge

  • UncleLou 19/08/2014

    I hope Gabe Newell talks to his doctor first. :-/ Reply +21
  • PS4 leads US console sales for seventh month running

  • UncleLou 15/08/2014

    @cloudskipa I think my explanation is a far more rational and likely scenario than your barrel-scraping damage control response. Typical

    I am sorry, but that's hilarious. :D
    Reply +13
  • UncleLou 15/08/2014

    @dsmx The real story here is this time they've managed to supply enough consoles for everyone.

    You couldn't really buy a PS4 in Germany for 6 months after launch. The first time I saw one "in the flesh" at all at the end of April, I bought one.
    Reply +8
  • Risen 3: Titan Lords review

  • UncleLou 15/08/2014

    @darc I love the Piranha Bytes games, I really do, but "imagination" really isn't one of their strenghts. They've been making, more or less succesfully, the same game since Gothic 1. Again and again and again. Reply +4
  • UncleLou 14/08/2014

    @ImpericalLegion Your post sounds as if Dragon Age 2 never happened. DA:I looks alright so far, but give me Risen over DA2 any day of the week. Reply +9