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  • Your first glimpse of the new Hitman movie in action

  • bad09 29/07/2014

    Why do they keep choosing blokes with hair? 47 is bald. Reply +3
  • Rust dev angers fans by announcing new prototype Riftlight

  • bad09 28/07/2014

    @Vixzer

    Absolutely, I dunno though many seem to see a romance and bigger level of involvement in these things and there seems to be people happy to throw money at these things (these companies 'ain't daft you know ;) ).
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  • bad09 28/07/2014

    @Fiddle-sticks

    I do get that, I said in my first post you reap what you sow, you buy unfinished games this is what's going to happen.

    I still think we should speak out against it (if you feel that way obviously! :) ). Most people do not want a games industry where you can only buy unfinished games (if completed at all). With console makers unsurprisingly now sniffing around this pay and hope you get a finished game eventually model there is a real danger this model is going to try and get a lot bigger sadly.
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  • bad09 28/07/2014

    @Fiddle-sticks

    Personally I think it's a bad thing as it is on Steam, it's all good throwing a "but there is a disclaimer" but I think early access is awful for consumers and certainly shouldn't be allowed on a download store like Steam (these things are even in the sales FFS!).

    I agree it isn't the way forward for gamers in general and I do hope it remains a niche way to funding a game. As bobomb said some games would never get made without but selling it while making it but I do think Steam is not the way to go.
    It's clearly a confusion to consumers and anything that could never actually be finished should not sit in a retail store like Steam. I know Steam destroyed consumer rights as a "subscription" but going as far as destroying finished games is a step too far :)
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  • bad09 28/07/2014

    @Shinetop

    Never met an Arsenal fan I take it.
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  • bad09 28/07/2014

    @Fiddle-sticks

    "Well guess what? If you bought into Rust early access you're still in no position to tell them what to do with the money they've made from that as long as the development of Rust continues"

    It doesn't even have to continue, they could stop tomorrow and there would be nothing anyone who paid for it could do about it.
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  • bad09 28/07/2014

    @bobomb

    To be fair with the triple A publishers not wanting anything other mobile cons and franchises they can sell over and over every year for a decade there is a real problem with funding for interesting and engaging videogames. I do understand that, honestly I do, but maybe they should stick to their own sites like Minecraft and Project Cars.

    Personally if you are selling it as a finished product on huge stores like Steam (disclaimer or not) you need to get it done and only focus on that until it's done. You are not traditional model so don't act like you are.
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  • bad09 28/07/2014

    @Widge

    Honestly I don't think that is why these people are annoyed. We all know how games development works, we all know they have multiple projects...but I will say it again, this is early access and disclaimer or not these people are selling WHILE making, these companies are not "any other dev". If this early access nonsense is to continue and grow (or god forbid even become the norm) they need to change their business practices to reflect that model a bit better IMO. People paid for a game so bloody well make it before moving on to something new.
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  • bad09 28/07/2014

    @regret

    They don't have to come begging for money from consumers before the game is finished either.

    Swings and roundabouts...
    Reply -2
  • bad09 28/07/2014

    @Widge

    As I said this early access nonsense conveniently frees devs from responsibility (if you read it they don't actually have to provide a finished product anyway and consumers have absolutely no leg to stand on).

    I agree Steam is massively at fault for this thing. Hopefully they will one day scrap it, it is actually quite awful for consumers. People would go nuts if GAME started selling unfinished console games so I can't really see why it's OK for Valve to say "hey release anything on our store, don't worry, we told them you may not ever finish it".

    Mind you Steam is a shitload of crud these days, floodgates well and truly opened, it's a mess of crap now.
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  • bad09 28/07/2014

    @Widge

    If ND sold Uncharted 3 as a unfinished product and went on to talk about their next project people would hit the roof. You can't compare this unfinished game thing to the normal model. People have paid them already so use everything you have to finish that first.

    Of course this new model and it's disclaimers enable developers to wash their hand of consumer responsibility but it's still a crappy way to treat people.
    Reply -2
  • bad09 28/07/2014

    @spatuluk

    "Any other developer" doesn't sell games before finishing them.
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  • bad09 28/07/2014

    Selling an unfinished game. SELLING. Then pimping something else before it's finished.

    I can see why people are annoyed to be honest but then if people buy into this unfinished product nonsense you reap what you sow IMO.
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  • Next-gen before their time

  • bad09 28/07/2014

    @Playstationman

    I know what you mean but it's really only the console folk to get pissy at that tiny little detail. As I said PC gamers tend to know what someone means when they say "the PC".

    Anyway not really remaster discussion, we should move on yesterday I pulled up Grassyknoll on completely random and unrelated nonsense :)
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  • bad09 28/07/2014

    @CynicalMe3

    Yeah gaming PCs still have different configurations but you have to go pretty low end to lose out to consoles. That's why people tend to say "the pc", yes it's a platform of many specs but generally PC gamers know what is needed over consoles.

    I can understand people who don't game on PC being confused to be honest but PC gamers kinda know what it all means when referring to "the PC".
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  • bad09 28/07/2014

    @3william56

    Sony are dusting off Shadow of the Beast apparently so maybe, just maybe, they'll revisit G-Police and the other Psygnosis classics...and give me a reason to instantly buy a PS4!
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  • bad09 28/07/2014

    @ghostgate2001

    If you want to include all types of "pc" that works I guess but when gamers refer to "the PC" they clearly (and obviously) are referring to gaming PCs not the ones at work or their netbook :)
    Reply +2
  • bad09 27/07/2014

    @mega-gazz

    To be fair Ninty just does it's own thing and on the outside of what those machines do. The other 2 share most of the same games (as does PC) so there has to be a "here is a game now make it work" attitude.
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  • bad09 27/07/2014

    @AgentPothead

    "I can only imagine the beautiful graphics on the latest version of PONG if you guys were in charge".



    :)
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  • bad09 27/07/2014

    @mega-gazz

    Yeah but they can just re-sell 'em on the next round of machines without those compromises so no problem :)
    Reply +2
  • bad09 27/07/2014

    @OnlyJoeKing

    I've seen a lot of people say every launch is the same but honestly I've never seen such a dull line up on the first year, it's awful there is just nothing worthwhile on them that you can't get elsewhere. These remasters are blatantly filler for weak first year (or just delayed versions in the case of GTA).

    Now as to there is anything wrong with "remasters"? I'm with you, nothing wrong with them. I've said before releasing better versions on new consoles is not new and always happened. Doesn't mean it is not filler for weak release schedules, there are a few coming this time out.
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  • bad09 27/07/2014

    @grassyknoll

    What has the PC gaming market that got to do with remasters for god sake? :)
    Reply +5
  • bad09 27/07/2014

    @mannyYearsAgo

    Actually remasters (for Sony at least) are for old Wii owners. Jeez don't you pay attention to the PR? :)
    Reply +3
  • bad09 27/07/2014

    @OnlyJoeKing

    Personally I don't think he's trolling he's actually spot on. Re-releases have always happened but there is a real lack of good solid "next gen" games on these consoles until next year from what I can see and publishers are absolutely trying to fill the gaps with re-releases.
    Reply +5
  • bad09 27/07/2014

    @bemaniac

    Yeah the 2 versions of GTA5 was blatantly made at the same, they purposely delayed it not only to ensure a bigger userbase than at launch but also to catch everyone out and get two lots of sales from the same game.

    GTA5 is not a remaster it's just the port to old consoles got released first. Don't tell anyone though, it's good marketing to pretend they "remade" it, lots of people will fall for that and not think Rockstar are gouging them twice :)
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  • Valve adds thumbstick to latest Steam controller prototype

  • bad09 24/07/2014

    That analogue stick looks uncomfortable to use. Reply -2
  • Titanfall adds in-game currency, ability to buy Burn Card packs

  • bad09 24/07/2014

    @rubthisway

    Yeah they are not prepping for MTs at all. Done this purely for kicks.....
    Reply +3
  • bad09 24/07/2014

    Really not liking this new dirty tactic of suckering people in and then hitting them with MTs in a paid for game. If you are going to rip people off with the crap business models of crooks and filth at least have the conviction to do it up front and in full view of consumers who can make informed choices about the crooks they ignore. This tricking people into buying games that will later be infected with this junk is low. Reply -2
  • Watch Dogs enhanced graphics mod gets a final release

  • bad09 23/07/2014

    @Trigg3rHippie

    Sounds like you tried a few things already but just in case you haven't tried it one tip that helped me was if you force V-sync though your card and set the game vsync to 1 as well. The stuttering pretty much goes for FC3.
    Reply +1
  • Digital Foundry: Hands-on with Nvidia Shield Tablet

  • bad09 22/07/2014

    @FuzzyDuck

    Perfect for Dan Whitehead reviews! I want one :)
    Reply +1
  • Oddworld: New 'n' Tasty! review

  • bad09 22/07/2014

    Can't wait for the pc version . funnily enough I put my ps1 version on my phone ps1 emulator just last night. Still a classic.

    / farts
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  • News channel uses Metal Gear Solid 5 screenshot in child soldiers report

  • bad09 18/07/2014

    Someone just took the first image off google they come across. Reply +2
  • QuakeCon 2014 sale begins with Dishonored for 6.79

  • bad09 18/07/2014

    @BigDannyH

    Yeah you lose the fancy mods but get a much slicker vanilla version, throw in the originals and the other improvements I think it's well worth a look.
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  • bad09 18/07/2014

    @BigDannyH

    Doom 3 is wicked you must give it go and I say go for the BFG edition while it's cheap.

    PC folk were down on BFG edition due to the fact it doesn't support the original mods but personally, having had a go yesterday, it's well worth it. Doom 1/2/3 and expansions all in one package with pad support, widescreen and 3D to if you're into that. Runs a lot better than the original to.
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  • bad09 18/07/2014

    @Doomspoon

    I've got 20p :(
    Reply +2
  • bad09 18/07/2014

    Green man gaming have a sale on to, not sure if cheaper but their 20% discount works (got Doom BFG for 3.99 last night) so worth a look Reply +7
  • Doom 4 is an oldschool reboot, just called Doom

  • bad09 18/07/2014

    @bobomb

    "i think peoples memories of doom are often some distance from what the game was really about. "fast paced action"? mostly you were creeping around corridors avoiding death; doom was a TERRIFYING game.

    Doom was a terrifying game for the sheer panic of dealing with the enemies while keeping a decent amount of health. To be honest, while I enjoyed Doom 3, the biggest complaint was that it wasn't the fast paced shooter that 1 & 2 was. Doom 1/2 is pure fast shooting action. Yummy.
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  • bad09 18/07/2014

    @spamdangled

    "That's nice. Now, can we have a new Quake game that uses the settings of the original instead of Stroggs please?"

    Oh god that would be wonderful. Imagine how such a weird world would look in modern graphics.

    / Dreams
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  • bad09 18/07/2014

    "There won't be regenerating health."

    \o/

    Actually glad this is now a reboot type affair, I wasn't to keen on the original Hell On Earth one. I know it was following the old games but Doom2 was pretty much the same as Doom1 so you never noticed it was supposed to be earth :)
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  • Microsoft is shuttering Xbox Entertainment Studios, original programming

  • bad09 17/07/2014

    Dumb idea anyway. Reply +10
  • The Walking Dead: Season Two - Episode 4 release date announced

  • bad09 17/07/2014

    @George-Roper

    Yeah that's why I'm holding of on Season 2. Really don't get this episodic thing, you just get going and have to wait a long while to continue.
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  • Frontier's drive to make Elite: Dangerous on PC future proof

  • bad09 17/07/2014

    @BobbyDeNiro

    Not the point, on PC you don't need to keep old hardware or partitions for old OS. A simple fix and 1 box heaven.
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  • bad09 17/07/2014

    @BobbyDeNiro

    "Look at the forums and you will see plenty of people who have issues with this, and many older games on new operating systems"
    So? You may need to tweak or fix some games on newer OS but it's still a lot better than the non existant console backwards compatibility. I sorted out Crysis in minutes with a downloaded community fix. Not exactly a big pain given the benefit of playing my entire catalogue from one machine.

    In all my time on PC I have had just 2 games I could not get to work at all (the original Resident Evils :( thank god for emulation!).

    "With a console you stick the game in and you are 99% certain it will work. With PC Gaming it's still hit and miss, despite the best efforts of Steam and GOG and with the best will in the world, sometimes you just don't want to be pissing around looking for drivers or fixes."
    yeah you are 100% sure 360 games don't work on Xbone, a tweak or 2 is far more acceptable than having to rebuy games on new consoles as is the current trend in consoleland. As for drivers they update automatically these days :)

    "People say that PC games are cheaper, but with consoles you pay the higher fee for licensing but the higher cost also allows for quality assurance by the console provider so you know when you play the game it will work."
    LOL consoles need patching just as much as PC, in fact at lot of the time while waiting for official fixes we can apply community ones :)
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  • bad09 17/07/2014

    @BobbyDeNiro

    There is a fix for 64bit Crysis. Another benefit of the PC, someone will usually fix any issues even if the dev won't.
    Reply +4
  • bad09 17/07/2014

    @George-Roper

    Yeah one of the biggest benefits of PC is getting free remaster when you get a new PC. I love firing up my favourites with a nice upgrade. All devs should push past what we can do IMO, also helps push hardware sales which is always a good thing.
    Reply +6
  • bad09 17/07/2014

    @Malek86

    At least they were honest I suppose :)
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  • bad09 17/07/2014

    @L0cky

    You are talking about all marketing screenshots ever. They won't send out screenies of low or medium settings :)
    Reply +13
  • The Last of Us Remastered lets you lock frame-rate at 30fps

  • bad09 17/07/2014

    @Playstationman

    Problem with giving those options to console players is most console players have no clue what the settings are and what they do, even on PC some have trouble configuring their games to an optimal level for their PC.
    Reply +4
  • bad09 17/07/2014

    @neo5h1nj1

    To be fair that can sometimes be the case. Dead Space is a perfect example, you can get around the the 30fps cap on PC but while the games plays smooth as butter Isaac moves too light and fast and it takes away from the cinematic feel making it feel like an arcade shooter.

    Obviously it's not the case with all games though.
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  • bad09 17/07/2014

    "We included it at the request of the purists who wanted the experience as close to the original (PS3) as possible."

    Why don't they keep their PS3 then :)
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