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  • There's a new WipEout game

  • berelain 03/12/2016

    Nice to see 2048 getting a proper lease of life, but re-selling HD and Fury to PS4 owners seems a bit shitty unless there are some major graphical upgrades along the way (watching the vid on my phone so can't really tell). Reply +4
  • Marvel vs. Capcom 4 reportedly due out 2017

  • berelain 29/11/2016

    @Mar27w Now that would be something very special. MvC4 with Guilty Gear Xrd or BlazBlue quality visuals? I'd take that any day. Reply +1
  • berelain 29/11/2016

    It'll be a shame to lose the X-men characters if this turns out to be true :(

    Lets just hope they take their time with the game and release it complete with some actual features and game modes...
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  • Mass Effect Andromeda will leave some familiar alien races behind

  • berelain 25/11/2016

    @SeanBeansGravyBoat pretty much, but i was trying to be sutble ;) Reply +2
  • berelain 25/11/2016

    @smallblueslime when you say in some of the Star Wars canon - are you talking about the old expanded universe stuff (which was basically whatever anyone wanted to dream up at the time) or the more concise, trimmed down new universe? Reply +1
  • berelain 25/11/2016

    @ISmoke did you even read the article?

    there's a Citadel-like hub spacestation, the Nexus, which made the leap prior to the four main race's arks.
    Reply +3
  • berelain 25/11/2016

    bitter dissapointment: My dreams of an Elcor party member are gone.
    modest optimism: but may be a possibility in the future!
    Reply +16
  • Face-Off: Dishonored 2

  • berelain 25/11/2016

    @Furnace-Inferno I don't necessarily mean there's a bottleneck on the consoles - just that there's a bottleneck on my machine, because I'm running a 1070 paired with a 1st gen Core i7 920, which only has 4 cores and is only modestly overclocked to 3.5ghz.

    But thats only my experience - I have no idea how others are faring. But I'd certainly agree that the game needs a lot of optimisation, probably across all platforms.

    It's still bloody good, though.
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  • berelain 25/11/2016

    I'm still happy with the 70-ish fps my PC gets at "1152p" (as DF like to think of it) but I'm certain there's a CPU bottleneck - dropping the visual quality has no effect on the framerate on my machine. I suspect the AI is running a lot more complex cycles than the monsters are in Doom - which generally only spawn in as an when required and have very straightforwards 'charge' behaviour. The AI cycles of dozens (hundreds?) of NPCs in one of the sprawling Dishonored 2 levels presumably comes at a high CPU cost. Reply +4
  • Saints Row 4 gets proper mod support three years after launch

  • berelain 23/11/2016

    Oh as if I needed another reason to play Saints Row 4 again.

    God I fucking love the Saints Row series. Vice President Keith David alone is reason enough.
    Reply +3
  • How I learned to stop worrying and love Dishonored 2

  • berelain 23/11/2016

    I adore the Dishonored games. I never feel like the mechanics are forcing me to play one way or the other - yes, the game informs you that there will be consequences, but just because the 'high chaos' ending is *darker* doesn't mean its worse. The high Chaos ending for the first game was arguably more interesting than the low chaos golden age.

    So yeah, for me its the freedom and ability to experiment with ideas and powers in interesting ways - and in some ways I think the fact that many of the powers lean towards lethality makes for an interesting change of pace. You're constantly thinking, well, I *could* just use this drop-kill and turn the enemy into dust, which would mean I wouldn't be spotted and there'd be no body to hide. Or you can take the riskier non-lethal option. There's a degree of risk vs reward - ultimately it's generally easier to kill your way through the game, by careful planning and use of powers, but there's an innate challenge to be had in not using those powerful abilities.

    More than any of that, though, its the world and the details of the setting that I find so compelling. I know there are rooms and sections I haven't even seen - a friend was telling me about how he liberated a printers shop that was being harassed in the first chapter, whilst I completely passed it by,
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  • Conan Exiles survival game gets PC, Xbox One early access release date

  • berelain 22/11/2016

    I'm not normally into survival games, but this.. I might try it for the setting alone. Reply +1
  • Resident Evil movie makers set sights on Monster Hunter

  • berelain 22/11/2016

    "There are no real central characters so it's a bit like when we first approached Resident Evil and imposed our own characters and story on that world. "

    Yes, which was the worst fucking thing you could have done. "Ahh, these games have a plot... lets ignore that and make up our own shit one instead."

    "I thought this was our opportunity to have a cinematic universe."

    Monster Hunter CU? NO! PLEASE.

    This is going to be terrible. I feel like Paul W.S Anderson is turning into the Michael Bay of video game adaptions. Big budget films that are confusingly successful, but absolute shit.
    Reply +10
  • Steam users have already declared the winner in the great coaster sim war

  • berelain 18/11/2016

    slow news day? ;)

    Was listening to the Giantbomb guys talking about this on the podcast, feedback definitely seems overwhelmingly in favour of Planet Coaster.
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  • Motorsport Manager review

  • berelain 17/11/2016

    Availability: Out now on PC, Mac and Linux

    I think they covered that ^^
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  • berelain 17/11/2016

    I really need to pick this up. Loved the original (which is available on Android as well, by the way EG) and can't wait to sink my teeth into this more robust version. Reply +8
  • Dishonored 2 review

  • berelain 16/11/2016

    @wibbl well, it might, if you were able to give me an actual reason for your thinking that. But given your propensity for blunt insults I'm guessing that reasoned discussion isn't in your skill set, so I'm just going to let this lie. So if you think I'm an illiterate mong, fine. Carry on. Reply +1
  • berelain 16/11/2016

    @Dyshamir my PC could never run Arx Fatalis when it came out, and when I went back to try and play it on a better PC I struggled with the controls >.< I must pick it up on Gog and give it another try sometime. Reply +1
  • berelain 16/11/2016

    @Calverz um... so why did you buy it? Just to trade it in? Reply +3
  • berelain 16/11/2016

    @wibbl I never said I had any complaints about that particular passage, and calling someone 'an illiterate mong' for daring to voice an opinion about review content is... well, somewhat hypocritical. Reply +4
  • berelain 16/11/2016


    This seems to be a bit of a trend with review sites in general; focusing more on the wider impact of the game itself and it's style but very light on actual mechanics and technical info. Whilst I appreciate these are more readily available now through gameplay videos and streams, I don't generally watch either, so do appreciate it when the review spends some time on gameplay details. How does it play? How does it feel? What are the visuals like? The music? All have an impact on my enjoyment of the game, but are hard to judge from this review.
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  • berelain 16/11/2016

    @Simatron3000 The card is powerful but it's held back a lot by my processor being old and relatively slow; it's pretty much in line with other similarly demanding games on my machine. Reply 0
  • berelain 16/11/2016

    I guess I'm in the minority for PC players, but I'm not having any trouble running it at all. I have an ageing i7 920 (overclocked to 3.4ghz), 16GB of RAM, and an admittedly powerful GTX 1070, but I get a solid 70+ FPS at my monitors weird resolution of 2048x1152 with settings maxed out to Ultra. That said, I get exactly the same framerate with lower settings, so there's clearly something odd going on (and no, I don't have V-sync turned on)

    That aside though, I've only played a couple of hours but I can already tell its an exceptional game. Everything I loved about the first Dishonored and its expansions, and more.

    I've loved Arkane studios since Dark Messiah (which I still feel is hugely underrated) and seeing them really come into themselves with the Dishonored games is really great to see,
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  • Zelda: Breath of the Wild to miss Nintendo Switch launch

  • berelain 15/11/2016

    *facepalm* have they not learned? Reply +3
  • Watch Dogs 2 review

  • berelain 15/11/2016

    I found the first game an interesting premise, ruined by sloppy execution. I don't even like the premise of this one; no matter how solid the mechanics are (and they sound relatively good, even if the review is rather scant on details), the sheer concept just doesn't interest me this time around.

    I strongly suspect Ubisoft had one chance with Watch Dogs to show off what it could do and appeal to players, and it blew it. I can't see Watch Dogs 2 being very successful at all, especially when there's a wealth of great games out there to play at the minute.
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  • XCOM 2 now has controller support on PC

  • berelain 08/11/2016

    Excellent! I played through the first one on PC with a controller and was hoping to do the same with XCOM 2 :) Reply 0
  • Denuvo Antitamper labels spotted on Dishonored 2 and Planet Coaster Steam pages

  • berelain 08/11/2016

    Sorry to agree with the others but... I don't really see that this is newsworthy. I can't even tell if the story is 'Steam has a new DRM field' or 'Dishonored 2 has DRM'? Or is it both?

    Sorry Bertie. Not trying to shoot the messenger here :p
    Reply +4
  • Digital Foundry launches high quality 4K video platform

  • berelain 07/11/2016

    Going to have to echo some of the previous comments and question why Patreon, a crowdfunding site for indie creators is being used to fund an endeavour in behalf of a multinational company in Gamer Network?
    This. Exactly this. It feels very dubious.
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  • Stop everything and play PinOut

  • berelain 07/11/2016

    But... I already have been playing it... Reply +1
  • Gran Turismo may have fixed its long-standing sound problem

  • berelain 03/11/2016

    Did I imagine that VR was supposed to be a major part of GT Sport? It seems like a lot of people were expecting it to be a real VR killer app, but if the VR content is once again being relegated to a sub-section of the game, thats a bit pants. But at least the red will be the right shade. Or is the VR headset only capable of displaying the right colour for the Ferrari's if it's also running through a PS4 pro?

    Glad to hear they've finally done something about the godawful engine sounds, though.
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  • GT Sport on PS4 Pro will be the first Gran Turismo to accurately show Ferrari red

  • berelain 03/11/2016

    Screw actual content and hitting a release date, GT Sport is gonna have actual red colour! Racing will never be the same again. Reply +48
  • Zero Escape series is heading to PC, PS4 and Vita

  • berelain 02/11/2016

    Fantastic news - I've only played Virtue's Last Reward, but it's an incredible game that will stay with me for many many years. Almost bought Zero Time Dilemma the other day, but I'll hold off for this instead now as I really want to play 999.

    Very excited for this.
    Reply +1
  • Titanfall 2's best moment made me not want to shoot anybody

  • berelain 01/11/2016

    The Titanfall 2 campaign has been a real breath of fresh air. Haven't even started on the multiplayer yet, but I'm having a blast romping around with BT. Reply +3
  • Green Man Gaming says sorry for sending out broken Titanfall 2 and Battlefield 1 keys

  • berelain 31/10/2016

    @sybixsus That was certainly my understanding, though I think the difference is that CDkeys (presumably) buy their keys in bulk / in cheaper countries and sell keys that they've acquired, whilst G2A resells keys that other users are offering for sale, so there's even less credibility. Reply +3
  • Street Fighter 5 sales grind to a halt as community calls for revamp

  • berelain 28/10/2016

    Whilst I really enjoy what little I play of SFV, the fact remains there isn't much in it *to* play. Earning Fight Money is an exercise in frustration and tedium, I'm not much of a fan of online fighters and SFV's matchmaking system is painfully slow anyway, and there's just generally not much to actually do. Even after you've unlocked something you then have to grind for hours to be able to afford to buy it. The core mechanics are brilliant, but the surrounding infrastructure is a complete mess. Reply +3
  • Titanfall 2 review

  • berelain 28/10/2016

    Gods damnit. I always knew I was going to end up getting this. I picked up Titanfall after a couple of months and regretted not jumping into it sooner, but from the brief hour I played of the Titanfall 2 beta I knew I couldn't miss out this time around. Reply +1
  • My Summer Car is the most hardcore driving game yet

  • berelain 27/10/2016

    They were discussing this on the Giant Bombcast yesterday, and it sounds incredible. I'm not usually interested in these kinds of games, but I may need to give My Summer Car a try. Reply +2
  • Civilization 6 review

  • berelain 25/10/2016

    Very much liking the sound of this. I loved what Civ 5 did with unstacking units; it completely revolutionised the experience for me, and doing the same for cities sounds like a great move.

    Would be interested to know if it kept the Touch Controls - Civ 5 became one of my most-played games on my Surface Pro for its touch-friendliness, and I can see Civ 6 doing the same for my Surface Pro 4 if it goes the same way. Not that I mind plugging a mouse in, but it is nice just to be able to pick up the tablet and play the game without the need for a desk or side table.
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  • GAME charges people to try PlayStation VR in its shops

  • berelain 24/10/2016

    Look like a tit for just 5! Reply -4
  • PlayStation VR hasn't tamed VR's strangeness

  • berelain 13/10/2016

    This has always been my view of VR. It's simply not a mainstream thing. When I get home from a long day at work, I want to chill out, on the sofa, with a control pad in my hands. I don't want to don a dodgy helmet and stand around waving my arms; its exactly the same problem I had with Wii motion control, PS Move, and Kinect: it just doesn't fit into most people's daily lives.

    I don't doubt there will be some great VR experiences to be had (many of them, I suspect, not games). But I don't see it ever becoming a mainstream prospect at any price point.
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  • Gears of War 4 review

  • berelain 11/10/2016

    @Rusty_M I believe so, pretty sure all Xbox Play Anywhere games have to support those features :) Reply +1
  • berelain 11/10/2016

    I only had chance to play about 30 minutes this morning before I had to go to work, but thoroughly enjoyed what I played. It has that solid, polished Gears feel, and rejects the unwelcome shifts in enemy strength and numbers that ruined Judgement.

    I had a blast. The PC version runs great (haven't tried it on my Xbox yet) and the keyboard and mouse controls work well (though it still feels more at home on a control pad to me). And both PC and Xbox versions even supports Split-screen co-op, which is an instant win in my book.
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  • FIFA 17 The Journey walkthrough - how to play a full season and get all rewards

  • berelain 03/10/2016

    @Slartibartfast-33 you're not alone. The sudden influx of FIFA content taking over the site does raise suspicions. Sure, it's a popular game, but separate articles for each part of a guide seems a bit overkill. Reeks of paid for content. If it isn't, well, fair enough, but EG might want to rethink how they showcase this stuff in that case. Reply +3
  • Behind the Scenes on Dara O Briain's Go 8 Bit

  • berelain 01/10/2016

    I've watched the first couple so far and I'm quite enjoying it. My only complaint is that it's a little bit long - I feel like a 45 minute / 30 minute format would work better and be a bit punchier. Some games don't really work well on tv (the Portal 2 challenge wasn't great to follow - generally it works better when you can see both screens at once and have an idea of whats going on. I got the Portal thing fine, but my wife, who has never played Portal, didn't have a clue what was going on.) But its good, and has plenty of potential. Its easily the best thing since Gamesmaster. Reply 0
  • Lost Odyssey receives Xbox One backward compatibility today

  • berelain 29/09/2016


    Been thinking of replaying this for a while... and now I have the perfect reason to.
    Reply +1
  • What does it take to run Forza Horizon 3 at 1080p60?

  • berelain 27/09/2016

    I don't think the CPU is too big a factor in Horizon 3 on PC, or at least it doesn't seem to be on my rig. I run an i7 920 (first gen i7 chip!) clocked at 3.4ghz, paired with a GTX 1070. Running at 20148 x 1152 (my monitor is a bit of a random resolution) I get 50 - 60pfs with everything maxed out in Ultra settings.

    Haven't tried it with dynamic scaling to see if I can get a solid 60 without many visual compromises, but I'm more than happy with the performance I'm getting from my machine. I'm quite happy playing the game at 30fps anyway - Horizon's frame blending implementation is sublime, and makes it feel far more fluid than standard 30fps gaming.
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  • Forza Horizon 3 at 4K 60fps is simply breathtaking

  • berelain 24/09/2016

    I have the game installed on my Xbox One and PC ready for it to actually be released on Tuesday (I didn't pony up the 80 Microsoft was asking for early access...). Played the demo a couple of times through on the Xbox, so I'm eager to see how my PC handles it. It's an old i7 but with a GTX 1070, I could easily hit a solid 1080 / 60fps in Forza Apex with everything maxed out, but I somehow doubt I'll be able to do the same with Horizon 3... Reply +1
  • berelain 24/09/2016

    @UKPlay don't people ever get annoyed with professional sites not apparently being able to proof read their own content? ;) Reply +30
  • Oculus Rift controllers Oculus Touch to cost 190 in UK - report

  • berelain 22/09/2016

    what the fuuuu - good gods that's expensive. I still don't really get the VR appeal (and yes, I have tried it) but price points like this are certainly not going to help. Reply 0
  • Paladins boss speaks out over Overwatch clone claims

  • berelain 21/09/2016

    @mega-gazz Gloom was deliberately made for the Amiga though, since id software wasn't planning to release Doom on the platform. So some developer took it on themselves to do something similar.

    It was actually great fun from what I remember.
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