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  • Thief free on Xbox One via Games with Gold in December

  • kongzi 24/11/2015

    Poor excuse for a stealth game..
    Had the honour of being my first 'next gen' trade in.
    Reply +6
  • Killing Floor 2 developer defends decision to add microtransactions

  • kongzi 24/11/2015

    To me it doesn't come down to anything but class. I haven't found a game that it doesn't make feel cheaper when it's asking you for real money. I don't like it, I don't play that way....so I'll be staying away from this as well. Reply +7
  • Jade Raymond building "Assassin's Creed-style game" for EA

  • kongzi 17/11/2015

    Like Assassin's Creed or GTA, huh?

    Assassin's Creed has nowhere near the sophistication and attention to detail and gameplay that GTA has. AC tells a socially desirable hero story, GTA is subversive.

    In terms of what EA is gonna let Motive do, it makes a very big difference. Besides, you don't just put together a studio to crank out 'gigantic action' classics...it doesn't work like that.

    I wonder if the name Pandemic came up at all during smoke breaks.
    Reply +1
  • Microtransactions sneak into Forza Motorsport 6

  • kongzi 17/11/2015

    Pay to win in a race game...

    That's about as pointless and depressing as it gets.
    Reply +4
  • Why I'm tired of Fallout 4 encumbrance

  • kongzi 17/11/2015

    Dear Fallout,

    Please be more like every other game.

    A user.
    Reply +2
  • Star Wars Battlefront feels like a return to the GoldenEye era

  • kongzi 16/11/2015

    @TekMerc I'm from a place where we know how marketing works, trust me :p

    Where do hateful angry nerds like you come from? Can you even argue with people without resorting to name calling, faux-sarcasm and personal attacks? Do you talk to people like this in real life and actually expect not to get your ass kicked? I guess not. It certainly wouldn't have gotten me very far tho.

    Enjoy being angry. At least I hope you do...if you get angry at random people online you don't know, you might as well enjoy it, right?
    Reply +3
  • kongzi 16/11/2015

    Big friendly shooter aimed at a younger or more casual audience? Nothing wrong with that. Not sure how to take impressions made by a journalist that has his expenses paid for by his supposed subject, though... Lol. Nothing wrong with hookers and blow either but they tend to cloud your judgement. Stockholm is a fun town though. Reply +1
  • Star Wars Battlefront 40 Season Pass contents partially revealed

  • kongzi 16/11/2015

    At the same price, I feel that the season pass offers better value for money than the game itself. I guess I'll take the pass then. Reply -5
  • Payday 2's latest update has players in uproar all over again

  • kongzi 14/11/2015

    So they signed an overambitious deal with 505, and to make good on it, while also working on a new title and supporting a popular multiplayer game...they tripled their team...

    Yeah...I can see that ending well.. Haha.
    Reply 0
  • Fallout 4 walkthrough and guide

  • kongzi 10/11/2015

    @Branoic Fallout 3 had some redundant stars but I understand they're all useful in 4.

    The idea with SPECIAL is that you come up with the character you want to play. Setting everything to mediocre will work fine, but to me the game shines more if you specialize in a few things. Lockpick or hacking is very useful, but you don't need both. If you want to be a tank wielding miniguns, invest in strength and endurance, or if you want to be a sharpshooter and use vats a lot, take perception and agility.

    Don't overspecialise though, you'll find a lot of kit and upgrades that'll bump your stats when you play, so you're never completely locked into your choices and going very high if low with things like luck or intelligence can give interesting results.
    Reply +1
  • Fallout 4: Next-gen or not?

  • kongzi 10/11/2015

    @elpidoforosprospatho then go do that, bud. Reply 0
  • kongzi 09/11/2015

    @cryio I don't think Bethesda (the studio) is as big as you think.

    OT: really sad that once again, all people want to do is count frames and fuck pixels. Oh, and complain about how lame 350 euro consoles are next to 1500 euro pc's (how shocking).

    Graphics are nice but also the first thing I forget once I engage with a game. Even the best lip syncing in the business still looks kinda crap to me. Immersion is a funny thing (the better it looks, the better it needs to look and move to convince).

    An updated Fallout 3? Still sounds a hell of lot more appealing and downright interesting than 95% of games out there to me.
    Reply +3
  • Performance Analysis: Fallout 4

  • kongzi 09/11/2015

    Okay, so it's the fully expected a technical letdown across platforms... PC as well (runs better, doesn't actually look that much better). Glad to hear it. Probably THE game this year where nobody gives a crap about metrics. Reply -3
  • Alien: Isolation mod removes alien

  • kongzi 09/11/2015

    This reminds me of when someone removed all the birds from The Birds. It was considered art then. Maybe he should remove the facehuggers too?

    Personally, I want the Alien replaced with Ronald McDonald.
    Reply +5
  • Hard Core: A look at the original Tomb Raider games

  • kongzi 08/11/2015

    The late nineties was a time of icons. For politics, it was Tony Blair. For music, it was Oasis. For fashion, it was combat trousers.

    Not to mention that idiot who proclaimed it was 'the end of history'.

    In short, the nineties were a desperately tragic, misguided era we'd all do best to forget about as soon as possible and never look back.

    I for one, would like to publicly state that I have not been involved, directly or indirectly, in the nineties, nor will I ever be. I do not agree with their cause or their ways of pursuing it. Furthermore, i'd like to stress that I had no foreknowledge of the nineties, so even if it was within my power to stop it, I wasn't aware of my ability or the need to do so. Had I been correctly and timely informed of the nineties I would've naturally done so.
    Reply -4
  • Watch: When should publishers stop supporting last-gen?

  • kongzi 07/11/2015

    So on one hand we protest when CoD is taken as the measure of everything gaming...but on the other, as soon as the last gen CoD falls short last gen is ready for the dustbin? Neh. Reply 0
  • Fallout 4 fans furious as GAME cancels Pip-Boy Edition pre-orders

  • kongzi 06/11/2015

    This is why I only buy locally sourced, organically developed, climate and gender neutral videogames as boxed products anymore. Reply +1
  • kongzi 06/11/2015

    @Chewbaccasdad indeed. I may think it's silly but at least they're passionate about it. So it's all good. I think it may genetic or something...I just don't have the collector gene. I'm more of a take stuff apart and tinker with it type person...my stuff tends to break before it grows into a collection, lol. Reply 0
  • kongzi 06/11/2015

    Wait! So...you mean that preordering isn't actually about securing a copy, but a cheap marketing ploy by stores? Omg what kind of world do we live in!

    I fundamentally don't get the whole pre order, collector's edition thing. I think it's a scam. A plastic figurine, whooptidoo. But that's me...if I was looking forward to my own pip boy I'd be furious right now.

    Hope this is some system bug, not indicative of a failing retail chain desperately trying to keep it's suppliers paid ahead of Christmas... If specialised retail like this goes down, they go down hard and fast.
    Reply +1
  • Rainbow Six Siege details year's worth of post-release plans

  • kongzi 06/11/2015

    I'm getting this or AC Syndicated with my new video card..whooptidoo. I suppose no one is up for trading their copy of Farming Simulator with me? Reply 0
  • Assassin's Creed Syndicate's PC system requirements revealed

  • kongzi 06/11/2015

    @mecha-B there is, privacy concerns. Not installing that invasive piece of shit on my workstation. Dx12 be damned. Reply 0
  • Big Fallout 4 gameplay leak a week before launch

  • kongzi 02/11/2015

    @UncleLou nice projection. I wouldn't call wasteland an indie piece of junk, for starters (or pretty. I did call fallout 4 that). But I see you're pretty invested in your whole Wasteland is great and Fallout is fake thing.. While I'm glad you've found a cause, please leave me out of it, OK? Had more than my share of discussions like that in 90s.

    But sure it must be the hype and Todd Howard's sexy ass amd perfect smile that did me in...I'll admit it, I am that shallow a gamer.
    Reply -1
  • kongzi 02/11/2015

    @Jimmy562 not to mention the double standards. If it was some hipster indie piece of junk (my opinion) they would fawn over the characteristic, stylised look and call it 'like a 50s commercial come to eerie life' or some bullshit. But Bethesda is perceived as this triple AAA juggernaut swimming in massive amounts of major publisher money (which it really isn't).

    In my opinion this game is gonna stand or fall with how good of an RPG it is. Do the stats work, do they matter? Do I get a meaningful hand in the adventure I'm playing or just being stringed along? Are the weapons and abilities distinctive or are there just a couple of good ones and a lot of filler? Is the setting interesting and varied enough to keep me going after 50+ hours? Are the basic systems solid, comprehensible and fun to engage with? Is the menu system functional and streamlined? Does the world have meaningful ways of engaging with me as a player or will it all just sortof happen around me like a disjointed shitty sideshow?

    All things that make a great Fallout game to me, and things Fallout 3 could be improved upon. All things nobody is going to know before having played at least a decent chunk of the mid to late game. So I'm just gonna wait, play and see. For now I'm pleased with what I've seen and I think we've seen very little. And yes, I like the graphics. And yes, I do see where it could've been more 'advanced', but no, I really don't care, as hard as that may be to conceive for some.
    Reply +1
  • kongzi 02/11/2015

    I like the graphics *drops pulse mine and runs. Reply +5
  • Batman: Arkham Knight PC still broken, players say

  • kongzi 29/10/2015

    @Shakey_Jake33 you would've enjoyed something else , or it somewhere else.

    The fact that you personally enjoyed it on your, no doubt, awesome rig has nothing to do with the fact that this launch was a shambles and if DF's initial impression of this 'relaunch' is true, also a clear example of the fucked up side of AAA gaming.

    If you don't see that, you're pretty gullible. But go ahead, pretend they gave a shit about the PC version, with development handed to an outside studio that probably wasn't given the time or budget to deliver properly, and probably had to go along with it just to stay afloat. Rocksteady apparently hardly involved at all, they seemed caught off guard with the PC issues, as indicated by their statements about them and engineers from Nvidia working on it. And let's not pretend Nvidia does not have a double agenda in 'fixing the game' while at the same time trying to ship those 1200 dollar graphics boards you can use to brute force your way through poorly optimised console ports.

    Or you were just stealth-boasting about your rig of course. In that case, congratulations.
    Reply 0
  • kongzi 29/10/2015

    What a gigantic fuck up this is. They should've just scrapped the PC version, but they couldn't cause they had been too busy selling preorder and season pass packages...

    But who cares, technical issues don't seem to affect your metacritic...unless you're a small dev trying to make do with no budget and publisharks.
    Reply -1
  • Watch: Yes, you can drift horse carriages in Assassin's Creed: Syndicate

  • kongzi 24/10/2015

    Meh, you could drift people in Unity. Entire crowds of them! Reply +2
  • Sonic Team apologises for scandalous in-game typo

  • kongzi 24/10/2015

    "We are currently working on a fix for this error and hope to have one implemented shortly."

    How many Sonic developers does it take to press backspace?
    Reply +5
  • Day of the Tentacle Remastered debuts in-game screenshots

  • kongzi 24/10/2015

    @Acrid no, your ps4 will 3d print a floppy disk you'll have to run on your dad's old IBM box. Reply -2
  • Fallout gets its own officially licensed beer

  • kongzi 24/10/2015

    Am I the only one that thinks that's the most boring, unimaginative name they could've given it?

    Never (consciously) drank Carlsberg so I can't judge that. And at these prices, I'll stick with my Carolus.
    Reply +3
  • GAME manager accidentally orders company's entire stock of gift cards

  • kongzi 23/10/2015

    Doesn't mean they're not in financial trouble.
    Giftcard make for lame gifts anyway, don't buy anything if you can't be arsed to.
    Reply +2
  • Assassin's Creed Syndicate review

  • kongzi 22/10/2015

    Other reviewers are not nearly as positive.. Still has the same problems like loose controls, one note combat and tons of content for content's sake.

    Gameplay I watched looked competent but lacklustre and stealth feels broken (hardly any AI reaction when you kill people in front of them, enemies that don't notice anything more than 2 mtrs in front of them, saw a player hide behind a bucket).

    Not convinced by this game or the review.
    Reply +21
  • Last-gen Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 5 delayed

  • kongzi 22/10/2015

    Explained this before...acti is cashing out for their shareholders. They really don't give a shit about making games. They're gonna ride their existing IP's into the ground. Nothing good is ever gonna come from them anymore. Ubisoft sucks too, but at least they're in the business of making games, Acti is in the business of stock buybacks and paying dividends and will be sold off as an empty shell when there's nothing left. Reply +2
  • Watch: Cor blimey, Ian's streaming Assassin's Creed Syndicate!

  • kongzi 19/10/2015

    Looks nice, but also nicely shows off that it still has the same basic failings as all AC games. Rudimentary, unrealistic and unpredictable stealth coupled with brain dead, one note AI. Unpredictable and frustrating traversal, at least the grapple allows you to avoid it. Shallow Arkham-lite combat, without the impact or grace. A ton of tools without the need to use them. Choreographed missions that fall apart if you stray from.the beaten path.

    But it sure looks nice. Once again, AC delivers a sumptuous semblance of an action or stealth game. Oh hey, at least it's functional out of the box this time around.
    Reply +3
  • The wolf in Snake's clothing: Metal Gear's twisted hero

  • kongzi 15/10/2015

    Here's my theory where Kojima and Konami indeed fall out and Kojima is forced to rush to the end not being able to tie up the story properly.

    Near the end Huey starts wearing Kojima glasses, without any explanation. A lot of you probably didn't notice. That gave me the idea that Huey being exiled by the Diamond Dogs is actually Kojima being sacked by Konami. He has built them a superweapon but gets jettisoned because he doesn't 'understand' the soldier/corporate mentality before he can finish his work (and a bunch of kids run off with it)

    To me that fits with what I read about Kojima leaving Konami, the otherwise obviously rushed ending and would make V a bit of a fake closer. As pointed out, this is V not 5. It makes sense with The Phantom Pain and the overall theme of misled idealism, loss and vengeance in the series.

    That's just my take on it, I'm not as familiar with the older games but Kojima definitely likes twists like these.
    Reply 0
  • People are already posting Halo 5: Guardians ending spoilers

  • kongzi 12/10/2015

    Spoiler alert!
    you win in the end
    Reply +17
  • Star Citizen hires heavyweight Hollywood cast for Squadron 42

  • kongzi 12/10/2015

    I think the whole idea of games sucking up to Hollywood is pretty ridiculous to begin with. Those people are the dinosaurs...wtf are they doing in my space opera? Get your ass back to the talkies Gary OLDman.

    In a more practical sense: most actual star performances I've seen in games absolutely sucked and detracted from both the allure of the game and my respect for the actor.

    I actually have an interview with Todd Howard playing in the bg right now where he's explaining how their main voice actors had to commit for 4 years to get everything worked out and recorded. And I heard the same from a panel of GTA V actors where they spent 3 full years doing that. Like it or not, but that's the only way to get a worthwhile performance...you can't just buy your way to that by throwing cash, hookers and blow at some Hollywood blobtits (R.I.P. Bloody Baron).
    Reply -1
  • Rock Band 4 squeaks into the UK top 10

  • kongzi 12/10/2015

    Dayum at GTA still going strong. I think it's been in the charts every week since the last gen release, often near the top too. Imagine all the money :) Reply +2
  • Metal Gear Online needs major work

  • kongzi 08/10/2015

    For the people that have finished the story: I'm really beginning to think that Huey = Hideo and Konami = Diamond Dogs. Think about it, the glasses. Reply +1
  • How Rise of the Tomb Raider's microtransactions work

  • kongzi 08/10/2015

    God forbid they'd serve up an interesting story adventure you could immerse yourself in without minding stats, buffs, perks, multiple currencies (some of them real) and logging in through 3 levels of 'service' so you can 'stay connected' while enduring the resulting slowdowns and time outs the developer has so sincerely apologised for while thanking you for your patience and devotion to the resuscitated beloved franchise from your youth they just raped, while you wait for the next 20gig patch or preorder bonus for the next installment of the timed exclusive expansion pack. Whichever comes first. Reply +5
  • Adam Jensen voice actor portraying Far Cry Primal's lead character

  • kongzi 07/10/2015

    I saw him in a promovid for deus ex, seemed like funny, down to earth guy...and he has that voice. Good for him. As for the game, I'm intrigued by the concept but afraid it'll just be a fancy reskin of Far Cry 4...and there's the fact it's an ubisoft game. Reply 0
  • Metal Gear Solid 5 just got one of the craziest microtransactions yet

  • kongzi 06/10/2015

    For an extra 10 a month you'll be moved to a premium server that isn't down most of the time. Reply +7
  • DieselStormers forced to change name after Diesel wins trademark dispute

  • kongzi 30/09/2015

    A. Re-establish company in China
    B. Release game as DieselStormers
    C. Tell Italians + EU to fuck off.

    Isn't that what everybody's doing these days?
    Reply +9
  • U2 songs are in Rock Band 4

  • kongzi 28/09/2015

    U2 is music for used car salesmen. Reply -1
  • The Witcher 3: Hearts of Stone doesn't quite fulfil its expansion billing

  • kongzi 28/09/2015

    Clickbait title. You're just tripping over words. This was always announced as a story expansion set in the same world and at that price nobody was expecting anything more than a sizable new mission thread. Reply +13
  • Digital Foundry: Hands-on with Rise of the Tomb Raider

  • kongzi 25/09/2015

    It looks like the old game with some new effects packed in. Some really bland modelling and textures on show too. I don't think it'll be a classic or a graphics showcase, but should be fun regardless. Reply 0
  • BioShock's iPhone/iPad port no longer available

  • kongzi 24/09/2015

    @PaulLFC No that is digital for you. You don't buy software, you buy a very limited, non-transferable right to use a piece of software ("as is", no guarantees) in ways as described by the terms of service. Nothing else.

    It's basically renting without a preset time-limit.
    Reply +1
  • Assassin's Creed Syndicate has an achievement for shooting horses

  • kongzi 22/09/2015

    Best thing I did in RDR was galloping towards the saloon doors, shooting the horse right in front and if you did it well you got launched straight into the saloon.

    Clint Eastwood can kiss my ass.
    Assassin's Creed too... I'm on the templar side anyway.
    Reply 0
  • Metal Gear Solid 5: The unfinished swan song

  • kongzi 22/09/2015

    Dear Eurogamer,

    This is something I would've expected in the review.
    Very bad look, once again, that important flaws that matter to consumers are overlooked in the review but serve as nice starting points for follow up articles.

    To be honest, editorially, this place is turning into just another games site.
    Reply +14
  • Hitman delayed until March 2016

  • kongzi 22/09/2015

    I guess they played MGS 5 and figured out that this episodic content nonsense wasn't gonna cut it. Reply 0