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  • Digital Foundry: Hands-on with Ryse on PC

  • UncleLou 29/09/2014

    @mr2ange No, what I'm saying is you wasted your money either way.

    Yeah, that's what I was saying you were saying.

    And you know, actually we agree, for once.
    Reply 0
  • UncleLou 29/09/2014

    @bad09 you've reduced your argument to "it's a turd anyway!"

    Heh, but if you've bought a One for Ryse, you've wasted a lot less money than if you've bought a PC for it. That seems to be his logic. :)
    Reply +1
  • UncleLou 29/09/2014

    *sigh* Reply +3
  • UncleLou 28/09/2014

    @mr2ange Put this game on a 5 Grand pc, and it will give you *some* improvement visually, and a 0% improvement in terms of gameplay.

    Make that a 1 grand PC (that's still hyperbole), and twice the framerate at a higher resolution.

    Now carry on.
    Reply +3
  • Elite: Dangerous: the David Braben interview

  • UncleLou 27/09/2014

    @krOnicLTD just as i said steam or no buy and thats final :D

    That's actually a relief.
    Reply +5
  • Ex-Team Ico devs reveal trailer for exploratory adventure Vane

  • UncleLou 26/09/2014

    @Syrette One for the hipsters.

    That the new Microsoft ad?
    Reply +8
  • Nvidia GeForce GTX 970 review

  • UncleLou 26/09/2014

    @mr2ange I am awfully hurt that you don't care about me and the others in the thread. You might as well leave then, right?

    fancy counting pjbliverpool's post count..?

    I'll count his posts when he starts a PC/console argument in a console thread.
    Reply +1
  • UncleLou 25/09/2014

    @GermanQR I disagree with some of the stuff being posted here. Like PC gaming being more expensive

    It depends. There's lots of console gamers - and that's perfectly fine - who buy 3 games a year. It would be idiotic for them to have a gaming PC. But if you're enthusiastic enough to argue in the comments here, chances are good you own several consoles. And pay several online subs.

    Buy, say, a One and a PS4 (essentially you're buying the same hardware twice, something you don't need to do with a PC), and pay subs for both for the next 5 years (something you don't nee... ), and you're down, what, 1500 Eur? You can buy an excellent PC for that money, and upgrade it twice in the next 5 years.

    The only thing at that level that can make console gaming cheaper is if you sell your console games once you're done with them, but even then, the cost difference is negligible.

    I have a PC and consoles because of, well, games (actually I have a PC for a lot more things), but to say the console gaming branch of the hobby is somehow cheaper is laughable.

    Some people prefer the convenience of consoles, some the openness of PCs, some use both, but stop rationalising console gaming with costs. Chances are good you're deluding yourself.
    Reply +3
  • UncleLou 25/09/2014

    @mr2ange
    -Just grow up.


    Says the console gamer in his 15th post in a thread exclusively about PC hardware.

    Oh dear, oh dear.
    Reply +2
  • Middle-Earth: Shadow of Mordor review

  • UncleLou 26/09/2014

    Damn, thought this was out today (with an unusually unbusy weekend ahead of me), but it's next week. :-/ Reply 0
  • Forza Horizon 2 review

  • UncleLou 25/09/2014

    @Suarez07 I don't think I'd regret it, but I don't necessarily want yet another gaming system (and another subscription) on top of what I already have.

    And I really want a GTX 970. :)

    Still, looks really great.
    Reply +6
  • UncleLou 25/09/2014

    Sounds really, really good. I hope Driveclub drowns my desire for Forza, or I'll need to buy a One soon. :-/ Reply +7
  • Wasteland 2 breaks $1.5m revenue in four days

  • UncleLou 24/09/2014

    @jimboton Cheers. I think the problem is that I deliberately didn't read a lot about W2 since seeing the early screenshots, so I was a bit shocked the other day when I thought the let's play videos I've seen didn't look anything like what I thought they would. Reply 0
  • UncleLou 24/09/2014

    @jimboton Fair enough. :)

    May I ask if it still looks like this at the respective location? I know this was work in progress, but it had a certain style to it that I liked.

    Reply +2
  • UncleLou 24/09/2014

    I am sorry, but although I have played the original Wasteland when it was new, love Fallout, thoroughly enjoyed Divinity: Original Sin, and have spent countless hours playing games like FTL and whatnot, this game looks so bland on a technical/artistic level that I couldn't get myself to hit the "buy" button yet.

    I quite liked the first screenshots, but I feel whatever style they were in has been stripped from the final game.

    My days of being a graphics whore are long behind me ususally, maybe it's just because it reminds me of the terrible Fallout-wannabe game "The Fall" from 10 years ago.

    I'll buy it sooner or later, but it really is a drab looking game, no? :-/


    edit:
    I am not complaining, I deserve that negging!
    Reply -6
  • Blizzard cancels Titan MMO after seven years of development

  • UncleLou 24/09/2014

    @spamdangled Well, he was talking about D3, which is *not* a competitive mp game. Reply 0
  • Xbox One price cut by 20 in the UK, now 329

  • UncleLou 23/09/2014

    "We are always looking at ways to offer the best value for our customers. This is a UK only retail promotion"

    Glol.
    Reply +6
  • iPhone 6 sold 10 million units in three days

  • UncleLou 23/09/2014

    There really isn't a more tiresome group than Android missionaries. Reply -9
  • Video: Playing a new boss battle in Lords of the Fallen

  • UncleLou 22/09/2014

    Looks quite alright to me. And although Venetica (done by Deck13) wasn't all that, it had a really fun combat system with lots of weight that completely blow its competitors like, say, Fable, completely out of the water in that respect. Reply +3
  • How to find Destiny Skywatch loot farming location

  • UncleLou 22/09/2014

    This works well, but it's Diablo 3's equivalent to the auction house. Use it, and chances are good you're ruining the game for yourself. Reply +3
  • Sony quadruples forecast loss for financial year

  • UncleLou 17/09/2014

    Sony's answer is to focus on its premium lineup and reduce the number of mid-range models.

    That's something a lot of companies need to learn. Not necessarily concentrating on the premium lineup, but offering less. Enter "Xperia" into amazon, and you get literally dozens of "different" phones. They did the same with their Vario laptops and TVs.
    Reply +44
  • Destiny review

  • UncleLou 17/09/2014

    It's a good game, but it's really a skeleton atm. With just one character played to level 16 or 17, I've basically seen all content, several times over. That's a huge difference to, say, Borderlands or Diablo 3, let alone any MMO, ever.

    This game is tiny.
    Reply +83
  • 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 +95
  • 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