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  • Resident Evil 7 PC requirements revealed

  • ZuluHero 22/09/2016

    Jill, Here's a:

    Intel Core i7 3770 3.4GHz or AMD or better


    8 GB RAM

    and you'll want this too...

    NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960 or AMD Radeon R9 280X or better

    It might come in handy if you, the 'master of unlocking' take it with you...

    ...It's a good job you have 8 inventory slots.

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  • Someone already built a SNES Mini

  • ZuluHero 12/09/2016

    Tiny! Reply +4
  • Cool-looking Tokyo 42 coming to PS4 and Xbox One as well as PC in 2017

  • ZuluHero 06/09/2016

    It looks a bit like Akira if you are blind I suppose. I think that reference was just slipped in for the terrible subheading pun? :)

    I can definitely see Syndicate in it though! Looks fun, will mark it in my "Kaneda"

    Reply +3
  • Pokémon Go, mid-life crisis and me, by Ellie Gibson

  • ZuluHero 03/09/2016

    You Go Ellie!

    Missed your articles and never stop playing games (or buying gamey tee-shirts) :)
    Reply +10
  • No Man's Sky's first post-launch patch is out now

  • ZuluHero 19/08/2016

    I'm totally loving No Man's Sky, I guess I didn't get caught up in the hype of it and can appreciate it for what it is. Heard alot about the problems on PC (i'm playing on PS4 and not seen anything too glaring) Hopefully this patch will help with some of the PC issues - when I saw it on PC at work, i was surprised how different it looked. I was expecting it to be the showcase, but it was plagued with a whole host of issues, even on a pretty good PC.

    That said an ambivalent colleague sent this around to all the No Man's Sky players in the office, and it did make me laugh!

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  • No Man's Sky finishers have advice about Atlas Stones

  • ZuluHero 11/08/2016

    @ChrisTapsellEG While I laud your motives and appreciate your good-will it is misplaced, rather than help, what you've done is robbed us of finding out for ourselves.

    Knowing that I now have to hold onto these things from the beginning of the game to the end, is in itself a spoiler, one that was obviously not intended to be known - otherwise i'm sure the game developer would have said something like "these are important - you might want to hold onto them!" on the item description or as soon as you found them. What you've done is forced our hands and maybe without realising changed the way we will play the game.

    The game isn't about the end - its about the journey, getting to the end and discovering what mistakes we've made as we bumble across the galaxy to reach our goal and one that is now going to be forever changed by this article.

    Still, I appreciate you taking the time to reply to the thread. And you have placated my gut-wrenching annoyance a little bit after first reading it.
    Reply +3
  • ZuluHero 11/08/2016

    I think this article is a bit spoliery - it would be nice to play a game that only really came out yesterday for most people without any hints about what you should or shouldn't do on the main page.

    I haven't even seen an atlas stone yet, but it would have been nice to figure out what I might need them for.
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  • Can too much choice be a bad thing?

  • ZuluHero 23/07/2016

    I recently sorted my steam library into categories, you can add them with a right click. I then put all the games I'm not interested in or not likely to play into a category and minimised it, leaving only around 20 left that I want.

    I started at the top, and have started working through them. If I try something and don't like it, it goes straight into that category, making the games I want to play list shorter.

    And it's helped to focus me, I don't start steam with a feeling of dread seeing a list of 400+ games i have a focused manageable list, and one day I'll be closer to being the cat.
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  • Buried in the first Legend of Zelda is a glimpse of Dark Souls

  • ZuluHero 18/07/2016

    I think this makes sense - Dark Souls (all the souls games) have always felt to me like a 'grown up' Zelda. The exploration, strafing combat with shield and dodging, even the four slot equip on the HUD. At first glance you wouldn't even know there is a jump option either. Zelda games aren't just a walk in the park either, with some really tough boss battles and combat sections.

    While I love the souls series, there is always time to play another Zelda game, so waiting on BotW with bated breath.
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  • Mirror's Edge Catalyst review

  • ZuluHero 06/06/2016

    Cancelled my pre-order - will get it later. I loved the original, so will get it eventually.

    Still plenty to play in the meantime so no rush.
    Reply +4
  • Overwatch Review

  • ZuluHero 26/05/2016

    I love it but I seem to be terrible at it. I must have played about 20 games last night and only won 2 of them. My only conclusion is that it must be me :( Reply +13
  • Dark Souls board game raises $71k Kickstarter goal in three minutes

  • ZuluHero 17/05/2016


    They've shown a couple of play through videos that cover the battle systems and the exploration / levelling - its enough to show the early rule set and show that it's close enough to the brand for people to make a decision.

    Is it typical for boardgame kickstarts to post rules this early on?
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  • ZuluHero 17/05/2016


    At least that has made its target as well, even if it doesn't quite reach these dizzying amounts :)

    It would have been more of a travesty if TWOM didn't hit its target.
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  • ZuluHero 17/05/2016

    @Agarwel_Idiriz The core game was a couple of game boards and miniatures (which was for the inital 50k amount) which I suspect will still be released as a core game.

    All the stretch goal stuff will probably become add-ons that you'll have to pay for at retail.

    So come next April when the game launches, you'll probably end up paying around £60-70 for the base game, and extra for the stretch goals.

    So backers will have had a really good deal (assuming it all goes to plan ofc)
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  • Why is video game lore so awful?

  • ZuluHero 23/04/2016

    Interesting article, but it does edge on the subjective with bits like;

    "I didn't mind digging into the mass of information provided in these games because I was learning about cool stuff like Mount Weather and Majestic 12. There is literally nothing I can do with my knowledge of the Lucky Old Lady statue in Skyrim's city of Bravil."

    Just because the subject matter interests you, this makes stuff that doesn't a poor example?

    I'm pretty sure many players were engaged in all the fluff in games like Skyrim or the Witcher because they like the worlds or are interested in the subject matter.
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  • Nintendo stock stolen at A14 services

  • ZuluHero 22/04/2016

    Maybe they should start transporting games in metal trailers?

    Fool me once, etc...
    Reply +36
  • Amazon marks GTA5, FIFA 16, Minecraft and more as "exclusively for Prime members"

  • ZuluHero 22/04/2016

    That is a weird move...

    I like amazon, with their release day free delivery and price promises (I just had a rebate for Dark Souls 3) but I wonder why they they're starting to lock stuff behind the Prime pay wall?

    Hope this is a mistake and not a new trend.
    Reply +18
  • Dark Souls 3's multiplayer is a very different, absolutely brilliant take on online

  • ZuluHero 19/04/2016

    Yeah not had any invasions yet either (now I've said that no doubt i'll have loads). Around level 35, but there are loads of people playing and if i need help with any of the bosses there are always plenty of summon signs - so i can't be alone.

    Really love the multiplayer aspect of all the Souls series and BB. Seeing ghosts of players going about their business. Bloodstains showing their demise. Little notes in the world.

    And of course the threat of invasion (and the adrenaline rush that comes with it). Especially to the power you feel when you dispatch the invader - not only confirming your own skill (in a place where even at level 35 low level creatures can still tear you a new one). How dare you invade my world - have some of that! :)

    Praise the sun! \o/
    Reply +11
  • The secrets of Dark Souls lore explained and explored

  • ZuluHero 15/04/2016

    Great Article!

    I don't really subscribe to the idea that the player was duped by sticking to the ‘trope-filled gamey’ storyline.

    At that moment of choice, I rather like to think that the player chooses to relinquish their soul, hopefully knowing full well the hopelessness – a motif that features throughout the whole game - to rekindle the first flame, much in the way that Gwyn does when he makes his final pilgrimage. By the time you reach that point, the collection of souls and the power you gain, makes you special, as powerful and god-like as Gwyn himself.

    While the guy at the start - in the Firelink Shrine, the one going hollow - is resigned to his fate waiting for the sad inevitable, the player faces that same inevitable conclusion. But the player can choose at least sacrifice themselves to something worth fighting for and believe in, hopefully with an understanding at the point that they do so. I don't think that a player can get to the end of a game like Dark Souls and not at least have some inkling what is going on. Nor to have even a small understanding of what they are facing rub off on them.

    And while it is a perhaps a fleeting and momentary respite from the horrors and degradation of the world, your sacrifice carries the world on, for at least a short while, perhaps until another hero arises to continue the cycle.

    I like to think that guy at the Firelink Shrine represents players who give up on Dark Souls, never really understands the majesty of the game and the secrets and rewards it holds, they just give up and sit by the fire, never venturing far away from it, say "it's too hard" – it was clever of From to include him. Many a time I thought about giving up, to stop playing the game, to never see beyond the shrine, and go ‘hollow’, but I’m glad I didn’t.

    So I refuse to believe that a player that reaches the end, even if they only play the game once – after exploring the distant halls, battling into the depths of hell (literally) and defeating gods - if they stick to and follow what seems to be the apparent storyline is actually tricked.

    Really enjoying Dark Souls 3, glad to see another Souls game! :)
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  • Ratchet & Clank review

  • ZuluHero 15/04/2016

    I still feel like this is a bargain.
    At £27 quid on amazon (and probably cheaper on other sites) I think its more of a steal!

    I'm probably looking forward to this more than any near-ish future release. I forgot that games can have so much colour!

    Can't wait! :)
    Reply +5
  • You can play PS4 games on your PC or Mac from tomorrow

  • ZuluHero 05/04/2016

    Hmm my pc is right next to my ps4 in my living room so that's no good, but I'll be interested in seeing if I can get it to work on my work pc :) Reply +2
  • PlayStation employee mods pad for gamer with cerebral palsy

  • ZuluHero 04/04/2016

    Really nice of Alex to do this (especially after reading in the Kotaku article that he took the project on in his spare time) and a lovely positive story to start a Monday on! Reply +48
  • Samorost 3 review

  • ZuluHero 28/03/2016

    I will buy anything from this studio, and have been waiting for Samorost 3 for years. Looking forward to delving back in to these wonderful and imaginative worlds with their charming characters. Reply +6
  • After 130 hours of play, someone's maxed out The Division

  • ZuluHero 18/03/2016

    Great, that means I still have plenty to do! ;) Reply +1
  • Side-scrolling Souls-like Salt & Sanctuary is coming to PS4 next week

  • ZuluHero 09/03/2016

    Looks fantastic - will be a nice stop gap for Dark Souls 3 :) Reply 0
  • Monster Hunter: Generations announced for summer

  • ZuluHero 03/03/2016

    Great news, love me a good dollop of MH! :-) Reply +1
  • The Flame in the Flood review

  • ZuluHero 26/02/2016

    Sold - will play it at lunch! :) Reply 0
  • The Division beta sets record with 6.4m players

  • ZuluHero 22/02/2016

    6.4m players and I've never felt so lonely playing an MMO before.

    It's very atmospheric and well realised, both city and setting. I enjoyed the story missions, I just wonder how quickly the dark zone endgame will get boring. I felt a bit like I'd seen it enough in the few hours I played it for.
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  • How do our gaming habits change as we grow up?

  • ZuluHero 11/02/2016

    Mine have - I always play games on "Easy" these days. 20 years ago I would have never dreamed of anything less than Hard.

    I don't relish the challenge like I used to, and I get frustrated replaying sections over and over if I run into trouble. Now it's all about enjoying the journey, not overcoming great odds.

    I also can't stomach Survival Horror games, they've just become too much. But I don't actually think its me that's changed in that regard. I've been replaying Resident Evil HD remake (And zero) and I still enjoy them. Newer more graphic games, which I have tried thinking I love the genre - just turn my stomach...
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  • The Fallout fan made to destroy his records for a refund

  • ZuluHero 05/02/2016

    Well that's just smashing.

    (Sorry, someone had to say it :) )
    Reply +10
  • Modders recreate The Last of Us in GTA5

  • ZuluHero 04/02/2016

    Really Awesome!

    Hope that Rockstar see this and do a similar treatment to GTA5 like they did with Red Dead and Undead Nightmare!
    Reply +9
  • Ubisoft reveals Assassin's Creed: Identity, a mobile action-RPG

  • ZuluHero 02/02/2016

    I always knew a pair of hidden blades in my sleeves would help me fend off a pair of would-be muggers. Even if it is all imaginary! ;)

    And who on earth can get a way with showing a 1.04 minute trailer and show less than a second of game play footage?

    I must admit i blinked the first time, but on second look, it does look like they finally got a fully 3D version on mobile devices, it'll be interesting how it plays, but there is a slight hope if it does have controller support...
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  • Face-Off: Rise of the Tomb Raider on PC

  • ZuluHero 27/01/2016

    @kingmustard The irony of your double post asking such a question is palpable :)

    I was really looking forward to this, but as I only have the DFPC looks like it would be better to wait for the PS4 version later in the year.

    That's ok though, there is a lot coming out over the next few months so theres plenty to be getting on with before then.
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  • Metal Gear Solid fan remake looks lovely in Unreal Engine 4

  • ZuluHero 18/01/2016

    "Konami says"

    Stand up!

    "Konami says"


    "Konami says"

    "Cease and desist"

    ? ;)
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  • Reveal the Deep is atmospheric, scary, and only 52 pence

  • ZuluHero 08/12/2015

    Sounds good - thanks for the recommendation!

    There is so much stuff out there its hard to know what to try or even find it in the first place. Articles like this really help so keep them coming!
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  • Games now allowed auxiliary mini-games during loading screens

  • ZuluHero 02/12/2015

    @Calverz Technically it did - but on the gamepad - which probably side-steps the patent as well... Reply 0
  • Boundless to merge Minecraft with Rick and Morty on PS4 and PC

  • ZuluHero 27/10/2015

    Didn't this used to be called Oort Online? Wonder why they changed the name, because of Sony? Reply +1
  • PC version of Batman: Arkham Knight back on sale this week

  • ZuluHero 26/10/2015

    It should be "on sale" after that fiasco. Reply +4
  • Oliver Twins release Dizzy game thought lost for 22 years

  • ZuluHero 24/10/2015

    Really great story, sounds like a it was a 'dizzying' whirlwind between that period! ;)

    Will have to play wonderland when i'm next on a proper PC (curse all this modern tablet browsing), I got all nostalgic when I watched the trailer on the website link, especially hearing the music!
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  • GAME manager accidentally orders company's entire stock of gift cards

  • ZuluHero 23/10/2015

    Ha! I was told that it was due to an error when I was trading stuff in a couple of weeks ago, thankfully I already had a gift card, but I saw a few people turn away disappointed.

    I never thought the franchise was in trouble, cynically I thought it was a drive to make them buy something thern and there, as they could trade in for something else in the same transaction. Some savvy gamers 'cashed' in for Steam Vouchers, or PSN credit.

    It's kinda a funny story, but it is slightly concerning that it's taken a fews week to recify, maybe GAME are enjoying that sudden sales boost as a result? ;)
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  • Fallout 4's fancy pants live-action trailer

  • ZuluHero 15/10/2015

    That's actually pretty good. Reply +10
  • The Martian: Bring Him Home is a licensed mobile game done right

  • ZuluHero 12/10/2015

    It does sound similar to "Lifeline". Exact same premise, now I've seen The Martian I'm sure it was influenced by it.

    It also has a wise cracking astronaut, trapped on an alien world - real time decisions - text interface - everything.

    I guess I see it as a homage now, and as that its a damn fine one.

    Will check this out now as i enjoyed the film (and am still meaning to read the book too at somepoint! :))
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  • Skullgirls dev launches Indiegogo campaign for action-RPG Indivisible

  • ZuluHero 06/10/2015

    Really like the look of this. A bit like Metroid-meets-RPG crossed with a Wakfu-esque art style.

    Will download the demo and have a look at lunch!
    Reply +4
  • Californium is the game that Dick heads deserve

  • ZuluHero 27/09/2015

    I like the sound of this, and as a huge Philip K Dick fan I'll be intrigued how it plays out in practice.

    I do think all the cock puns are a little juvenile though, and do discredit a great writer who struggled greatly with a lot of personal demons.
    Reply +1
  • 5000 Rainbow Six Siege closed beta keys up for grabs

  • ZuluHero 09/09/2015

    This is much better than the FaceBook nonsense. Thanks EG! Reply +10
  • Trine 3 review

  • ZuluHero 27/08/2015

    It still looks beautiful though, and the game play mechanics are tried and tested. As a push to move and evolve the series its to be applauded, even if the scope went up and it wasn't as successful.

    While i'm sure it might end up being a costly mistake, I really hope it isnt too costly...
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  • We've got 3000 Might & Magic Heroes 7 closed beta keys to give away

  • ZuluHero 26/08/2015

    Can you not do the whole face book thing - its really alienating to some of us long time users. Reply +8
  • Star Fox Zero, Xenoblade Chronicles X, Mario Tennis release dates

  • ZuluHero 24/08/2015

    @JiveHound Could well be, my memory is as fuzzy as my feelings ;)

    Roll on December! :)
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  • ZuluHero 24/08/2015

    Xenoblade will be a perfect December game to while away the Christmas month while its cold, wet and dark outside.

    I have similar feelings of warm fuzziness for Ocarina of Time that dropped around the same time way back in 1998.
    Reply +18
  • Pixels: the Eurogamer review

  • ZuluHero 10/08/2015

    They must know something we don't, my non-gaming wife leaned over to me at the cinema on the weekend after watching the trailer and whispered that she wants to see it.

    Maybe it's not really for us?

    (of course, i'm seeing the solicitor this morning ;))
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