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  • Face-Off: Diablo 3: Ultimate Evil Edition

  • Widge 23/08/2014

    Can you play the PC version as you would the console version, with a pad? Also, is the UI the same scale? Reply +5
  • Star Wars: Commander is your next Star Wars game

  • Widge 21/08/2014

    @Chowny Is it though? I always thought Clash Of Clans had an RTS element to it too. At least from what I gathered from the forum here. Reply 0
  • Widge 21/08/2014

    Can anybody tell me whether this is actually good or bad?

    I prefer to judge each F2P game on how prohibitive the paywall is, rather than just jumping in to say how terrible it is.
    Reply +3
  • P.T.'s craziest Easter egg translated

  • Widge 21/08/2014

    @lone_wolf_uk the former is the worst. think of The Ring. Nothing actually "jump scares" you until the end, but the entire film is full of constant dread. A jump scare actually provides relief. Reply +1
  • Widge 21/08/2014

    @MrDurandPierre Without the cult element there is no Silent Hill. It is just a meaningless place which spawns a hellworld just because.

    I'm always a bit saddened by gamers who tend to wander into things with "Aliens? Mystical? NOT IN GAMING PLEASE."
    Reply +1
  • Forza Horizon 2 proves the driving genre is back at its best

  • Widge 20/08/2014

    @SparkyMarky81 More new stuff? I'm not sure of that. If they are doing so then they've not demonstrated it.

    There is a fair amount of competition in the open world racing world. Burnout and Fuel have set some ground before, plus you have The Crew.
    Reply -2
  • Widge 20/08/2014

    @Arwin No. Fallout 3 got a savaging in the preview I saw on here and then a 10/10 in the review.

    I guess it is all down to who is in charge of the keyboard.
    Reply +2
  • Widge 20/08/2014


    I also have some questions about Forza Horizon 2:

    1 - Does it have flyable planes?
    2 - Can you become a crime lord?
    3 - Will it accurately simulate cheese?
    4 - How is the DualShock 4 touchpad and Vita integrated into the game?
    5 - Can it make Skittles come out of the optical drive?
    6 - Is the game playable underwater?
    7 - How well does it replicate worldwide locations?
    8 - Can you use it as an iPhone?
    9 - Will it feature bees, kittens and pleased looking gerbils?
    10 - Does it feature Patrick Stewart narrating Dickens classics over the top?
    11 - Can you book train tickets from inside the game?
    12 - Is it a better puzzle game than Tetris?
    13 - Can you throw the game disc further than the Driveclub game disc?
    14 - Will it be bundled with post-it notes and a cactus?
    15 - Can you cut down the in game trees and build your own house?
    16 - Will it resort to jump scares or is it going to offer more of a psychological horror experience?

    Reply +36
  • Widge 20/08/2014

    @MeBrains The map is quite large. When you look at a birds eye of it, there are clumps of locations. I think I noted a city area, an area that looks like a racing circuit.

    This is obviously so you can host some dedicated circuit racing events.

    Inbetween all this lot there is a mass of countryside and smaller roads, coastal drives and such stuff. I would imagine it is the inbetweeny area that will see the offroady bits happen.

    I'm coming around to this one, hence my earlier comment.

    Who wants those po faced, straight laced sim racers anymore? Especially on a console? Leave it to the PC. Driveclub is bringing the atmosphere and Horizon is bringing the freedom.
    Reply +6
  • Widge 20/08/2014

    Forza MS & Gran Turismo are dead.

    Long live Horizon & Driveclub!
    Reply -16
  • Is there more to Quantum Break than run-of-the-mill third-person shooting?

  • Widge 20/08/2014

    @Ptarmigandalf NO NO NO NO NO. We're more clued up than boiling it down like that.

    Look at The Order, no verticality, nothing more than pushing through waves of people who sit behind cover and pop out from monster closets. Quantum Break doesn't appear to have much more than arena showdowns against foes and standard bosses, it was very standard.

    Dark Souls, I think we are a LITTLE more clued up to know exactly what Bloodborne offers as a result. We know about the nuances of combat, the different strategies required for enemies, the opaque nature of the levels, story and mysteries.
    Reply -4
  • Widge 20/08/2014

    @Daeltaja I'd say it is closer to Uncharted than infamous. In fact, I'd say that is the direct competition for Remedy. That and Gears Of War. Reply +1
  • Widge 20/08/2014

    @NathanDaviesUK Ok, let's put that into context.

    Heavenly Sword. It was a third person brawler. Like God Of War or something. What's wrong with that?

    Well the execution was dreadful. The combat was sluggish and repetitive, meaning the only good thing about the game was the outstanding setting, story and acting. JUST about dragged it over the line.

    The Order looks dull in combat. Quantum Break doesn't look fantastic in combat either.

    The only saving grace is that these games might come alive when played, because as it stands, they don't suffer being demo'd well. This is why the anticipation level for Quantum Break started to drop after they had to move away from canned showcase reels.

    Also, lets just point out that it doesn't look anywhere near as detailed as its E3 reveal. In Engine indeed.
    Reply +9
  • Widge 20/08/2014

    @NathanDaviesUK Mass Effect (once the combat was fixed) is my benchmark for third person shooters. This, The Order, Uncharted 4... they all have some stepping up to do. Reply -1
  • Widge 20/08/2014

    Which has the most tedious looking gameplay?

    The Order or Quantum Break

    There's only one way to find out!

    Reply +28
  • Major Nelson cosplays as internet memes for new Xbox One Reddit app

  • Widge 19/08/2014

    Although this is not as good as using the Banderas *.gif to demonstrate the XB1's gif capabilities, considering it is synonymous with anything "oh yay PS4!". Reply +3
  • Widge 19/08/2014

    NO Reply +8
  • Watch Dogs is Ubisoft's last mature game for Wii U

  • Widge 19/08/2014

    @midnight_walker Yes. Absolutely that. Assuming that all Nintendo needs to do is whack a load of graphics in their machine and the third parties will come flooding in is a fallacy. Reply +4
  • Watch Microsoft's Phil Spencer accept the Ice Bucket Challenge

  • Widge 19/08/2014

    Doooooo it.

    Reply +18
  • Xbox boss Phil Spencer makes case for Tomb Raider exclusivity deal

  • Widge 18/08/2014

    @ammobox citation needed on Silent Hills being announced as exclusive to Playstation.

    I know that P.T. is/was, but nothing on Silent Hills.

    Being a third party publisher, I'd expect that to appear on all platforms.
    Reply +47
  • Widge 18/08/2014

    Jesus christ. Just announce it as a timed first to console like everybody else does. The sooner it happens, the sooner you stop getting dragged through the wringer in every interview.

    Oh and we're upselling having devs on stage now are we? Having people walk on stage is the sign of a significant relationship? I expect half the third party people to wander across stage at these things. It's called the "what games will I be looking forward to on PC" section.
    Reply +49
  • Hohokum review

  • Widge 18/08/2014

    Great soundtrack from the Ghostly International artists. Have actually interviewed 2 of them in conjunction with this release. I'll bung up linkage in forum when it goes live. Reply +3
  • Performance Analysis: Metro Redux

  • Widge 16/08/2014

    @kieran12 actually it was after. The SDK took it from 900p to 912p. Reply +5
  • Snake moves with the times, Lara doesn't

  • Widge 16/08/2014

    @Sh00terStu to quote your last comment "deal with it". Reply +6
  • PS4 leads US console sales for seventh month running

  • Widge 15/08/2014

    And let's not laugh at WiiU, because their E3 embarrassed the multiplatform showcase by Sony and Microsoft. Great conferences for PC owners. Reply +13
  • Widge 15/08/2014

    @Mr-Writer generation is iterations, not power. Reply +7
  • Widge 15/08/2014

    The problem for Microsoft will be the same one Sony faced last gen. While hardware tells one tale, software tells another. Sony edged the hardware numbers but Microsoft easily ruled the roost over software.

    This time, the tables are turned and Sony is enjoying the software reign. With Microsoft seemingly unwilling to invest in making titles that appear on XB1 (and nothing else, no 360, no PC, no PS), then there is no real indication that it will turn around.

    All the Tomb Raider announcement did was solidify the notion that they are not in this to invest in grass roots content for the console. Perhaps they shouldn't have courted Dead Rising, maybe they should have locked down Ryse and Sunset Overdrive as their own IP's.

    Right now, it is Remedy that is propping things up. While Quantum Break is pretty much there to add to the numbers in the TPS realm, it is a new title, new lore, new everything... a much better approach than an Alan Wake 2 AND it is a wholly owned title to boot, so no PC version for the onlookers.

    That is what they need. More Remedy's. Not dragging in studios to make more Gears and Halo. Certainly not letting talent drift off to come up with things like Destiny.

    Start making unique games, they'll claw it back regardless of the power difference. They'll still lose out on the multiplat software side of things but at least they can go toe to toe with Sony.
    Reply +14
  • Widge 15/08/2014

    @anistar Although he did mean in the US market. Reply 0
  • Widge 15/08/2014

    Check that though. PS4XB1 is smashing the PS3&360 in comparison.

    I bet part of that will be down to the year gap that happened though.
    Reply +8
  • Widge 15/08/2014

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  • RollerCoaster Tycoon World headed to PC in early 2015, first teaser shown

  • Widge 15/08/2014

    iOS version? Reply -2
  • Diablo 3 on console: when is 60fps not really 60fps?

  • Widge 15/08/2014

    Clicking Order By Worst is amusing on this one. WHERE HAVE THEY ALL GONE? Reply +3
  • Risen 3: Titan Lords review

  • Widge 14/08/2014

    @midnight_walker "I have five unopened copies of Risen 3 for trade" Reply +3
  • Widge 14/08/2014

    This'll be a Duffman 10 though! Reply +4
  • This is how Minecraft looks running on PlayStation Vita

  • Widge 14/08/2014

    @liveswired Exactly how does hacking it make it a viable platform? All it does is send out a big "DON'T MAKE GAMES FOR ME" signal to developers. Reply +19
  • Widge 14/08/2014

    Seems to have a few more features than Pocket Edition but doesn't quite look as nice. Also, Pocket Edition is developed by Mojang themselves. I kinda know where I'm going to continue playing it. Physical controls don't matter so much with this game. Reply -17
  • Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain is coming to Steam

  • Widge 13/08/2014

    Now give me Destiny and I can live without Bloodborne and Driveclub for a good while. Reply +1
  • Microsoft confirms Rise of the Tomb Raider Xbox exclusivity deal "has a duration"

  • Widge 13/08/2014

    @NathanDaviesUK Microsoft are not calling in an exclusive. They are consistently re-iterating "exclusive holiday 2015". They cannot state it as an exclusive.

    Also, the CD statement you quote came out before the "duration" thing came to light.

    You need to give this one up.
    Reply +8
  • Widge 13/08/2014

    @Illusive_Man "tons" Reply +2
  • Widge 13/08/2014

    @frazzl Depends. Did they wade in and say to Konami, who had successfully rebooted their series on multiplatform, and say "that game you are making, which you have announced? give us that... for a time."

    Or did they go in with an idea to revitalise a languishing and effectively discarded series with a reboot?


    Do Sony generally have a good record for IP development internal and second party?

    The main crux of it is Microsoft tried to cover up their poor development portfolio with what was to be an emphatic "win". With smoke and mirrors ambiguity, all they did is piss off a large fanbase and actually retain very little other than a window of exclusivity.
    Reply +14
  • Widge 13/08/2014

    @NathanDaviesUK In fact lets press you on this.

    How do you interpret "Holiday 2015" and "exclusivity has a duration"?

    Just break it down. For the record. Out and out exclusive I believe you say. Just figuring "duration" into that comment.
    Reply +29
  • Widge 13/08/2014

    @NathanDaviesUK Titanfall was clarified as the first installment not coming to Sony platforms. They cannot say the same on this title as it is not exclusive. You think Phil would be squirming around like this otherwise. I know its *you* and everything, but hey. Reply +34
  • Widge 13/08/2014

    @NathanDaviesUK Come on. It's been debunked. You had a day of fun but it's business as usual now. Reply +31
  • Widge 13/08/2014

    @Sir_Walter_Rally Kinda. Everybody knows that Microsoft don't really make many games. So they needed to present a big timed exclusive as a pure exclusive. They got called out. Reply +36
  • Widge 13/08/2014


    Congratulations for your metric shit-tonne of bad publicity. Go make your own games next time.
    Reply +219
  • Rise of the Tomb Raider is coming to both Xbox One and Xbox 360

  • Widge 13/08/2014

    Somebody at CD or MS state categorically that Tomb Raider will never come to PC, PS3 or PS4 WITHOUT saying Holiday 2015. Absolutely never on any other platform. I dare you. Reply +48
  • Ninja Theory unveils Hellblade

  • Widge 13/08/2014

    @frazzl PC, PC & I'll give you that one.

    Microsoft are well known for limited first party and funded development.
    Reply 0
  • EA's Gamescom 2014 briefing

  • Widge 13/08/2014

    No snap judgments from me here. Will be interested in seeing how this manifests. Reply 0
  • Widge 13/08/2014

  • Widge 13/08/2014

    I'd expect a FUCKING COMPUTER GAME to know when something is a goal or not. Reply 0