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  • Nintendo: Switch launch day "not be-all and end-all"

  • geox30 16/01/2017

    @Simatron3000
    Nothing beats gaming in the toilet. The message is so strong, that they could use it in their marketing and further improve sales!
    Reply +1
  • How Amstrad Action changed my life

  • geox30 07/01/2017

    There was no wrong computer in that era. Owning a computer was all you had to do to be right. That said, I still cannot understand why I couldn't wait a little more to get an Amiga 500 instead, as my father suggested.. Reply +32
  • geox30 07/01/2017

    I guess I started my gaming life as a pretentious wanker, since I had an Amstrad CPC 6128. Reply +31
  • Nintendo's 2017: two seismic shifts, and the conundrum that will decide its future

  • geox30 04/01/2017

    I think this time the main Nintendo console is more in line with the modern standards of people's lives. It gives you more play time, since it is not dependent of a home power plug and you don't have to buy an extra portable console for gaming on the go. It is also guaranteed that no matter the third-party party support it receives, important as it is, it will get sufficient 1st party games to last for all its life cycle. Reply 0
  • First Battlefield 1 expansion adds playable French army

  • geox30 20/12/2016

    @TimmishMcgraw
    Aren't you Scottish?
    Reply +1
  • geox30 20/12/2016

    You are right in that the game has to be fun for players and some sacrifices have to be made in order to do so. But getting as close as you can to being historically accurate without ruining the experience certainly wouldn't hurt. Reply 0
  • geox30 20/12/2016

    There should be a way to avoid fragmentation in a MP focused game. I would prefer for a game like this to cost a reasonable more, like 10€ more, and include all future content for all buyers. No season passes and other modern shenanigans, you know exactly what you are paying and what you are getting. Reply +3
  • geox30 20/12/2016

    @riceNpea
    About the DLC, I think that the French army and most likely the Russian as well, had too big of a role in that war and should be included in the vanilla game. I don't think that it would impact sales. If anything, selling the American army as DLC would guarantee big DLC sales and not the other way around.
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  • geox30 20/12/2016

    I am not French, but what is wrong with you and your comments? The French lost millions in that war and were actually your allies. Reply +32
  • Man blows $1m of stolen money on Game of War

  • geox30 12/12/2016

    Not a very intelligent thief. Reply +6
  • Seasons of Heaven is a Nintendo Switch-exclusive indie game, runs on Unreal Engine 4

  • geox30 09/12/2016

    @djayjp
    There is no way to tell, but this time, even if that means comparing apples to oranges, it is probably a lot faster that the Wii U cause of the modern chip it uses and the faster 4GB ram. Some point to performance of Xbox One level, but we will have to wait and see.
    Reply +1
  • geox30 09/12/2016

    @_TheDarkSide_
    Tegra 2 is ancient. It uses a custom chip with Pascal architecture, which is the latest offering from Nvidia. Their last chip, the X1 was based on Maxwell architecture.
    Reply +1
  • geox30 09/12/2016

    @djayjp
    1/8th as fast? You do realize that we haven't got a clue about the specs of the Switch outside of rumors and Nvidia saying vaguely that it relies on a Pascal based custom Tegra chip. And on top of this, rumors suggest that it is quite powerful and we knew long ago that Unreal Engine 4 is supported.
    Reply +2
  • Eurogamer reader's top 50 games of 2016 voting

  • geox30 09/12/2016

    I had to leave out games like Forza Horizon 3,Overcooked, Owlboy, Xcom 2,Inside and this year's Nintendo games to go for Overwatch, Titanfall 2,Doom,Battlefield 1 and Dark Souls 3.I can't remember any other year with so many excellent FPS games. Reply +2
  • Titanfall 2 multiplayer will be free to play this weekend

  • geox30 30/11/2016

    @Agente_Silva
    Not at all.The game is good.Period.As for how many hours I've played,you are not in position to tell either way,so don't bet anything.
    Reply -1
  • geox30 30/11/2016

    @Agente_Silva
    Sure, that's why the otherwise better game sold less than the previous installment, even if it was multiplatform and the first didn't brake any sales records. It sold so badly, that they had to heavily discount it a few weeks after release. They must hire you at EA, you will find a lot of like minded people there.
    Also, Battlefield 1 is a great game, with solid campaign as well. And I've been into the series since Battlefield 1942.
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  • geox30 30/11/2016

    @Furtin
    I went back to Battlefield 1 after playing Titanfall 2 non stop for 4 days and I caught myself trying to wall run between the trenches! My reflexes improved significantly in that game though, after all that beautiful chaos Titanfall 2 creates.
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  • geox30 29/11/2016

    I couldn't pass on Battlefield 1 and I got this one instead of Titanfall 2 , as many obviously did.I got Titanfall 2 after it's 50% discount and I have to say that I almost feel bad for paying only half for it,it is THAT good! Hope it gets the sales it deserves,it is a shame for the devs not to get what the game deserves and for gamers to pass on such an excellent game. Reply +9
  • Sources: Nintendo Switch to get Pokémon Sun and Moon version

  • geox30 18/11/2016

    This will surely help push Switch units given its popularity. Being able to play Pokémon at home as well as on the go helps even more. Reply +1
  • The next historical Total War is "an era we haven't tackled yet"

  • geox30 17/11/2016

    I'd love it if it's the American Civil War. Reply +1
  • To the Moon sequel Finding Paradise slated for next summer

  • geox30 04/11/2016

    I have two potatoes in SLI. My rig is going to murder this game! Reply +6
  • Face-Off: Battlefield 1

  • geox30 29/10/2016

    Playing on a i7 4770k, 16GB RAM and GTX1070 Dx12 and the framerate exceeds 100fps most of the time on ultra 1080p. It looks spectacular and I couldn't be happier! Reply +1
  • Titanfall 2 review

  • geox30 28/10/2016

    I loved the first game but I was selfishly wishing it would not be that good.I recently got BF1,Forza Horizon 3 and I have a huge backlog. Now I must find a way to fit this somewhere..! Reply +1
  • Nintendo won't announce Switch launch date, price and games line-up until January

  • geox30 27/10/2016

    @grassyknoll
    Just a guess right now, but maybe they would release an add on joy-con(hate that name), with a proper dpad later down the line. I love the dpad as well,but some trade offs have to be made for what they are going after.
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  • Bethesda's anti-consumer review policy comes as no surprise

  • geox30 26/10/2016

    It's been ages since I bought a sub-par game, simply because I don't pre order games. Reply +10
  • Battlefield 1 outsells combined week one of Battlefield 4 and Hardline

  • geox30 24/10/2016

    Civilization 6 must be great, but given that it is so time consuming, it must wait for a much later purchase. Reply 0
  • geox30 24/10/2016

    It makes sense. Battlefield 4 was crippled from a disastrous launch and Hardline was thematically not Battlefield. Battlefield 1 is amazing though, runs great, looks even better and WW1 is the best thing that happened to the series since the original games.And it has an interesting campaign, which adds extra value! Reply +21
  • NX is now Nintendo Switch, a portable console with detachable controllers

  • geox30 20/10/2016

    I knew this was the case, as Eurogamer reported, it kinda felt true. I liked the concept then, I like it even mire now. The console looks slick, the name is spot on and I love the local/online multiplayer with just one device. I am really excited! Reply 0
  • Steam will support PS4 controllers natively on PC

  • geox30 13/10/2016

    That is excellent news! I personally use and love the Xone controller, but I can imagine that this will make a lot of people happy. Now compare this with what MS with UWP is doing.. Reply 0
  • The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt will not support PlayStation 4 Pro features

  • geox30 19/09/2016

    This is just one of many reasons they should have gone for 1080p/60 with the Pro. Reply -1
  • Watch: 7 new details we love in Forza Horizon 3

  • geox30 18/09/2016

    @Skvall Thank you for the tip. 60€ is still overpriced for a PC game in my opinion. Reply -4
  • geox30 18/09/2016

    @magneto Buying an Xbox seems a more realistic option than having to deal with that awful way MS treats PC. Prices for the console are great too. Reply +1
  • geox30 18/09/2016

    @Skvall Where did you buy that code from? I was just looking at Microsoft Store for a EU Windows 10 Reply 0
  • geox30 18/09/2016

    This is the first UWP game I considered purchasing, but the Standard version is 70€ for PC! I don't care how good a game is, this price is unacceptable and you don't get to find it any place else. Reply 0
  • Battlefield 1 beta had an enormous 13.2m players

  • geox30 15/09/2016

    @Gamblix I think so did everyone else at first. Once you get the feeling of the maps and your role in them, you could fare better. Also, not every weapon /gadget was available in the beta, which could alter your effectiveness. Reply +5
  • geox30 15/09/2016

    I was burned from bad customer support with various issues I had with Battlefield 3 and skipped 4 altogether. It was the WW1 setting that had me excited for this episode and I'm willing to give EA one more chance. The beta was quite good. Reply +3
  • 4K PC gaming is finally viable - and it's stunning

  • geox30 31/08/2016

    @krOnicLTD
    You should look into Gsync monitors. If you only now got your monitor, maybe you can sell it and get that instead. One with a higher refresh rate than 60hz means you can benefit from a powerful card such as yours and get a lot more than 60 fps and in the rare case of frame dropping, this tech makes it unnoticeable.
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  • geox30 31/08/2016

    @krOnicLTD
    My guess is that your monitor is 60hz,right? With that card, you can get much more than a locked 60,but your monitor would limit that to 60fps.Mine is 144hz and with a 1070 I can get close to that framerate in many games.
    Reply +1
  • geox30 31/08/2016

    The reason I chose to invest in a 1080p g-sync monitor last year is that I find this resolution sufficient for the time being and I don't need to chase costly upgrades. I prefer to have as much fps I can get than having to spend a few thousand for a sub-optimal experience. It may look great, but it doesn't feel that great and cost way too much. In 3-4 years it will be mainstream for sure, for now I'm ok with what I can get. Reply +7
  • Watch: Our favourite local multiplayer games

  • geox30 28/08/2016

    There are some seriously good couch multiplayer games for gamers, but I think what makes a truly great one is a game that wouldn't bore a gamer and engage a non gamer. Wii Sports, particularly Tennis and Affordable Space Adventures were great hits between me and my wife who has absolutely no interest in gaming. Reply +1
  • "We have to do better when we launch NX"

  • geox30 26/08/2016

    @PlugMonkey
    I would have so much fun if I could play games like Rocket League and Towerfall on the go, with a friend or solo, on a TV or on its own screen and all I would need for it out of the box would be this one device! I think it's a brilliant idea, they only need to be careful on its execution.
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  • geox30 26/08/2016

    @Gigifusc There is some truth in this, but do you have any idea how difficult was development for the PS3 and the support it got? Do you see the contradiction here? Reply 0
  • geox30 26/08/2016

    @Gigifusc I didn't say they were. I said they delivered in terms of power and yet 3rd parties didn't support them. So their excuses of not supporting Nintendo cause of underpowered consoles have already been proven wrong. Reply +1
  • geox30 26/08/2016

    I also think that they need to see what is popular in gaming and "Nintendify" it, the way they did with the team based shooters and Splatoon. They need Dark Souls gameplay, Resident Evil gameplay (the new one of course), Uncharted gameplay. Reply 0
  • geox30 26/08/2016

    @Gigifusc As mentioned, they did exactly this with the Gamecube and failed. Success for them is on a different path. Reply +2
  • geox30 26/08/2016

    @7M7 This is correct and somehow everyone seems to forget that. For some reason other than the power and popularity of their home consoles, Nintendo and 3rd parties don't mix well together. They need to rely on their own strength first and foremost and if they can get 3rd party support as well, even better. Reply +1
  • geox30 26/08/2016

    There are some games that probably wouldn't get the attention of Nintendo fans but games such as Dark Souls, The Witcher, Final Fantasy, Rocket League surely would. Now imagine if they could be played both at home and on the go, that would something! Reply +5
  • geox30 26/08/2016

    I was skeptical when Eurogamer reported the potential of the NX being a hybrid with an emphasis on portable, but the more I think of it, the more I like it and believe that this is their best chance to succeed. They haven't had any failure so far in the portable market, this is where their strength is. Nintendo is Nintendo and some mistakes are to be expected, but all the above combined with correcting some of their previous mistakes, their unified software development and the fact that this MAY be a unique product serving as a powerful portable and a decent home console made me somewhat optimistic. I love Nintendo despite their stubbornness and I hope they find their place in the market. Reply +8
  • Watch: Why I'm not sticking with No Man's Sky

  • geox30 25/08/2016

    I somehow expected it to be tedious and repetitive, but in a more acceptable way. Even if we ignore all the lies and accept that the small sized team can be excused for what we eventually got, the game is just not good. It is a shallow game with nothing making it fun, outside of your own imagination that forces you to believe that you are actually exploring the cosmos. But what bothers me the most, is how the press handled this game all this time, like it was the new messiah in gaming. If people knew exactly what they were buying, maybe they wouldn't be that much angry. Reply +18
  • Here's what No Man's Sky's PC patches have fixed

  • geox30 23/08/2016

    Steam has already issued a patch for this game. It's called refund. Reply +5