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  • Valve adds thumbstick to latest Steam controller prototype

  • bad09 24/07/2014

    That analogue stick looks uncomfortable to use. Reply -1
  • 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 +4
  • 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 +1
  • 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
    Reply 0
  • 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.
    Reply 0
  • 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.
    Reply +2
  • 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.
    Reply +3
  • 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
    Reply +2
  • 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.
    Reply 0
  • 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.
    Reply +4
  • 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 :)
    Reply +4
  • 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 :)
    Reply 0
  • 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.
    Reply -2
  • 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 :)
    Reply +9
  • Codemasters responds to Grid Autosport 2.39 Boost Pack DLC criticism

  • bad09 16/07/2014

    @Merdalor

    Well once we got arcade perfect versions at home for a set price arcades died out fairly quickly. If it happens that way the big players in the industry may ultimately regret it.
    Reply 0
  • bad09 16/07/2014

    @dryredeye

    You say it's doomsday talk but what the hell you think you are slowly being conditioned to? Gaming is increasingly becoming a time or money medium and gamers are being fed lines to make them think the grind is how to play so it's OK to charge people who do not treat gaming like a 2nd job.

    By your post (and others on this site to be fair) some have fallen for it hook line and sinker. Given how silly that is in itself I personally think it's not that far a leap to the point the silver haired fox (and no doubt others) wanted to be. I said here, I honestly think companies are desperately trying to change home gaming into the old arcade model and these days I do think this vid was a warning not something to laugh at.



    If people like yourself don't stop defending them trying to justify their untrustworthy models we will head there mark my words. Just look how bad things have got in the last 7 or 8 years.

    I do apologise but you support the model so are indeed part of the problem for the rest of us who are trying to reel this industry back in a bit.
    Reply +3
  • bad09 16/07/2014

    @dryredeye

    Well and truly conditioned to the modern industry. Sorry but consumers like you are part of the problem and why better business practices are impossible to get from these companies.

    When you are paying per race or per ammo clip remember you said you were OK with the modern grind model.
    Reply +3
  • bad09 16/07/2014

    @dryredeye

    So people who can't dedicate their life to each game should pay more and that's OK?

    Christ....
    Reply 0
  • bad09 16/07/2014

    @George-Roper

    No you got it wrong, the grind is fun and charging people is helpful for those who are too busy to enjoy that grind.

    Jeez get with the program :)
    Reply +6
  • bad09 16/07/2014

    @lone_wolf_uk

    Honestly I don't think we are that far off it. The industry seems really keen to push for an ongoing money stream from each product hence the explosion of "free" to play turds.
    Reply +6
  • bad09 16/07/2014

    @griff0x

    :-P
    Reply +1
  • bad09 16/07/2014

    @-cerberus-

    I believe the term you are looking for is "complete idiots".
    Reply +3
  • bad09 16/07/2014

    @jayolad

    Yeah, people buying games and then paying more for the content they already bought is a terrible problem for Codies :)
    Reply +4
  • No PS3 to PS4 upgrade discount for The Last of Us Remastered

  • bad09 16/07/2014

    @RGeefe

    While I get the point of being sick of the more unsavoury practices of the modern industry, what has butchering games with crap DLC and the grind model got to do with re-releases?

    It's a re-release of a game on a new platform and frankly that is not new. Admittedly in the past it was always on other manufacturers platforms (for example Resident Evil 2/3 on Dreamcast and Gamecube) but it is something they do.

    To be honest the reason you see more of it now is people lapped it up on the last lot of consoles. You reap what you sow I'm afraid.
    Reply +2
  • bad09 16/07/2014

    @GreyBeard

    I saw people demanding it on GTA5 to, very weird.
    Reply +3
  • bad09 16/07/2014

    I despise playing the "entitled" card but why are people expecting one? Sure some publishers were generous enough to offer one on games out just before the new consoles launched (I'm still amazed they did) but why should it be expected?

    If you do want a cheaper price because you are double dipping just wait for a cheaper price.
    Reply +27
  • If Star Citizen hits $50m its developers will create alien languages

  • bad09 16/07/2014

    @laserpanda

    You find it reassuring funding from consumers is (supposedly) being spent on made up languages nobody is gonna care about? OK...
    Reply +1
  • bad09 16/07/2014

    @The_shlaaaag_returns

    I wasn't aware the single player is going to have a completely separate model to the MMO stuff but if I can buy it at a single entry price without MTs and be left alone without having grind to pay the virtual bills I'll be happy.
    Reply +4
  • bad09 16/07/2014

    @laserpanda

    I'm not condemning it, I already said I'm still paying attention until I see their model completely in the open. Doesn't change the fact I'm not sold on what I've heard so far and these constant stretch goals leave a bitter taste.
    Reply +2
  • bad09 16/07/2014

    @The_shlaaaag_returns

    So the MTS are not infecting the single player? Oh that makes a world of difference TBH. Does that mean all this taxes nonsense will be absent to?
    Reply -1
  • bad09 16/07/2014

    @laserpanda

    As I said I call it like I see. Not being funny we've been here so many times before.

    1. Game/business model sounds dodgy, poor or whatever

    2. People say it looks dodgy, poor or whatever

    3. Other people confront the other group and say "just wait and see before making your mind up"

    4. Game is released and Game/business model IS dodgy, poor or whatever.

    I'm not saying I'm right but 99% of the time if it walks like a dog and sounds like a dog it probably is a dog.

    One would ask how sure you are they are not gouging you? From what I see his model is standard MT practice (as in fleece those who don't grind).
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  • bad09 16/07/2014

    @laserpanda

    Did I worry about my taxes and insurance in Wing Commander? I'm desperate for space sims but more in that vain.

    To be honest the more I hear about Star Citzen I don't think it will be for me. Was dead excited when he first pitched it (the single player not the MMO stuff - zero interest there) but these days it looks more and more like something I'd normally avoid.

    I'm still paying interest as space sims are fun but looking more for wing commander than some MT infested bilge where I must play to pay taxes.
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  • bad09 16/07/2014

    @The_shlaaaag_returns

    Not sure why you are showing me what I already know. In game credits. Insurance, Landing fees, trade tariffs all paid with in-game credits. No insurance buy more ships with in games credits. No in game credits? Simples, grind or buy which is kinda my point if you missed it.

    If I'm wrong when/if it comes out fair enough, but I call it like I see it I'm afraid and I see the MT/grind rot in full effect so far. Put me right off this game TBH.
    Reply +7
  • bad09 16/07/2014

    @The_shlaaaag_returns

    I see that a lot on here. Why do you assume the people talking about TLG are same people talking about SC? :)
    Reply +8
  • bad09 16/07/2014

    @The_shlaaaag_returns

    And if you have no in-game currency and want to keep your ship? I bet there is handy MTs to give you some...paid for with real money.

    Seriously I get some are vested in games with grinding mechanics and crap MTs for the "busy people" but you really you need to start seeing them for what they are rather than jumping on people who realise what these companies are doing.
    Reply +8
  • bad09 16/07/2014

    @blarty

    While I'm not 100% sure on their fleecing model I think there is some unsavoury stuff sadly. They certainly have things like ship insurance (I'm not making that up!) to rip people off.
    Reply -2
  • Blurred lines: Are YouTubers breaking the law?

  • bad09 16/07/2014

    @dogmanstaruk

    "Perhaps I am being too cynical, but I have more interest in reading opinions from fellow gamers on forums or comment sections than the gaming "press"."

    To be honest even those are not to be trusted anymore unless you know the person well. Companies have been known to pretend to be gamers on sites, Steam or forums pretending their game is awesome, bug free and working correctly or indeed slagging off a competitor.

    Basically the whole lot is corrupt and dead, use online gaming media for giggles not any kind of consumer decision making.
    Reply +7
  • bad09 16/07/2014

    @MrTomFTW

    "Why do people not care more? Why are we not holding them to the same standards as journalists, reviewers and professional writers?"

    Do we hold gaming press to standards? Most people just expect it's all dodgy until we get a case made public. Everyone knows press has always been too close to the publishers, it's been like that since day one.

    The youtubers started as a hobby really uploading thought on games that where out and it's grown into something much bigger and many still don't realise how big it is. Besides it's only just starting to come out publicly that publishers are slivering their way around that area to.
    Reply +22
  • bad09 16/07/2014

    Gaming press have been corrupted to the point you can't trust anything so no shock those big "marketing budgets" are slivering there way around youtube personalities. It would be more of a shock if it didn't. Reply +3