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  • Fallout 4 mods are coming to Xbox One on Tuesday

  • kongzi 29/05/2016

    I was really excited for the prospect of this when they announced...now it's finally a reality I'm really just mostly done with Fallout 4 as a game. Reply +2
  • Is Blizzard scrubbing the internet of Overwatch porn?

  • kongzi 29/05/2016

    What the actual fuck?

    I think blizzard should write a manual for fans detailing exactly the types and manners of sexual activity and states of undress that are appropriate for each hero to engage in, in fan-fiction. Isn't that what they do as RPG makers anyway...come up with a bunch of useless lore and bullshit to make it seem like their stories actually have something to say for themselves.

    Beware cavedwellers, Activision blizzard retains the sole and exclusive right to sexualise these scantily clad characters who sure don't have such large boobs for any marketing purposes. That's just her chosen form of self expression and we can only respect that, you pigs.
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  • No Man's Sky delayed, no longer releasing in June - reports

  • kongzi 29/05/2016

    August should be about caravaning, not space exploration. Fuck this game now. Reply -2
  • kongzi 26/05/2016

    @BigDannyH everything about gameplay needs balancing. How fast is a ship? How much faster can upgrade X make it? How much damage does a bullet? Is the player able to make himself gigantically overpowered with a combination of upgrades. Indeed, the procedurally generated stuff as well. Reply 0
  • kongzi 26/05/2016

    That's cool, every time I saw it, it seemed like it still had some ways to go to be truly solid. Playing this with hiccups and glitches everywhere would suck, given the smooth graphic style and the whole floating through space idea, lol. I can imagine balancing this game properly is a real bitch too. Reply +6
  • Dear Donald: How video games could help you trump Hillary

  • kongzi 28/05/2016

    Yeah...i think political polemicism definitely isn't Eurogamer's cup of tea.

    Focus on games and leave the water thin progressivism at home guys. This piece is neither funny or sharp, and yes I do intensely dislike Trump so I should be the audience. I'd call it childish if it wasn't so child-like.
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  • Homefront, Fire Emblem fail to dislodge Doom and Uncharted 4

  • kongzi 23/05/2016

    Only game out of these I've played is GTA, lol. I'm either out of the loop or I need to get my ass to a game store pronto ...or both probably. Reply 0
  • After 10 years of waiting, Half-Life 2: Episode 3 seems further away than ever

  • kongzi 23/05/2016

    "...we remember a time when Gordon Freeman was the protagonist in a story that had the potential to end, rather than simply dangle forever on the edge of a cliff."

    I actually remember that endings to beloved long running franchises and trilogies have the tendency to disappoint fans, lol. Maybe it's better like this...?

    *ducks and runs
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  • Fallout 4's Far Harbor DLC is rich in loot but light on excitement

  • kongzi 23/05/2016

    @spamdangled Unfortunately yeah. To me, that's not a real problem, I like Fallout 4 as it is now. It's my goof off and get distracted game.

    However, it's plenty big for me. I don't need more of it. I like the previous packs, because they add new features to the existing game... this just adds 'more game'.

    I guess it doesn't help I took my time with it too. I feel like I only just got done with the old map and in reality there's still plenty for me to explore.
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  • When a game partners with a console you don't own, does that put you off the game?

  • kongzi 18/05/2016

    ...aids awareness...

    I'd say that's always a good thing!
    Reply +3
  • Assassin's Creed movie mostly set in modern times

  • kongzi 18/05/2016

    That trailer still makes it look outdated with all that colour grading, and just the whole thing, the whole look...the way the lines are delivered.

    This is gonna bomb and disappoint even the most hardcore fans. Especially given the fact they're hyping it this early.
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  • The Division's next free update, Conflict, is due next week

  • kongzi 17/05/2016

    Still waiting for that DLC where I get to pillage NY as one of those invincible hoodies and shoot a lot of silly. PMC goons in the new beanie... now that'd be my game. Reply 0
  • Watch: Five things Nathan Drake taught us about being an adventurer

  • kongzi 14/05/2016

    @SpaceMonkey77 one where they both compete for the same treasure. In Nate's game Lara is the villain and Nate is in Lara's game. That would be fun. Reply +2
  • kongzi 14/05/2016

    7 things reading all of the lists online has taught me:
    1. Euh..lists are cool and easy to understand.
    2. Euh....
    Crap, hold on while I figure this out please.
    Reply +3
  • Hitman's one chance forever Elusive Targets coming tomorrow

  • kongzi 14/05/2016

    Nailed it...or at least I wandered around aimlessly collecting kitchen knifes and sorta bumped into him, going right to where I had just left a body. Had no choice but to do it quickly.

    I like the idea of these, but as far as cool assassinations go, this was a pretty lame one :/ I like the escalations and contracts way better so far. I don't know why they won't let us make our own escalations. Or at the very least allow additional objectives (that vodka bottle) to be set in contracts.
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  • Everything the Assassin's Creed movie trailer tells us

  • kongzi 12/05/2016

    Lets colour grade like we're still in kindergarten. Is Fassbender gonna keep growling like that for the entire movie or is he gonna act out an actual human being at some point?

    Also what does Kanye West's God complex have to do with any of this?
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  • Hitman and the joy of playing it wrong

  • kongzi 12/05/2016

    When I played the first one as a little kid I didn't understand it and spoke about 4 words of English... Wrong was the only to play it, haha. It was great.

    Even Absolution has it's charms if you ignore the story crap and just hang out in the (better) levels messing about with the AI. I'm glad that with the new game they finally found a good mix that allows both: super serious suit only stealth runs and blowing people up with rubber ducks. The escalations are a brilliant addition, I hope they expand Contracts mode to allow setting additional objectives and conditions like that.

    BTW, anyone killed Prince Po yet? Unnoticed, of course?
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  • Star Wars: Battlefront has shipped over 14m copies

  • kongzi 11/05/2016

    Funny how we're getting more and more 'shipped to retailers' numbers like these. It's a bullshit number, what is it hiding? Why not start a retailer in the virgin islands and ship a million there so you can boast a cool 15 million, you shady fucks? All about optics anyway.

    In the real world I see this game on sale, second hand and generally being shitted on a lot.
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  • Can Battlefield 1 help us see The Great War with fresh eyes?

  • kongzi 11/05/2016

    For one, this is the first Battlefield in years which has me sit up and take notice. I love the idea and I like that they're not afraid to go a little over the top with it .. Or at least play up the more exotic aspects of it if it's all supposed to be historically accurate.

    Not sure if it will give us fresh eyes on that era. It doesn't have to. That wave of ww2 shooters around CoD2 all went with that somber authenticity vibe (eg. stole it from band of brothers) and it never worked and always looked pathetic and kitsch. I really hope they resist any urge to give into sentimentality like that.
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  • Disney Infinity cancelled, Avalanche Software shut down

  • kongzi 11/05/2016

    And they didn't even get to stay on to train their much cheaper foreign replacements as per Disney's standard procedure.

    I'm glad, because now these undoubtedly talented and hardworking people can apply those skills at making great games instead of Disney licencing vehicles. Something that I'd maybe buy for my kids I don't have.
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  • Watch: The first hour of Homefront: The Revolution

  • kongzi 10/05/2016

    @NullDev I know that's what happened, that's what I was alluding to. It doesn't change the game we eventually get and it doesn't change the fact that a game in which north Korea stages a US mainland invasion, one that really runs with the ridiculousness of that premise, would almost instantly interest me so much more than this generic dreary looking thing.

    Doesn't change that I just put at least one hundred hours into Fallout, another industrial wasteland, and can really go for some green trees and sunblasted beaches right about now...anything with some colour to it.

    So on top of (imho) some very questionable design decisions, the release timing is terrible too.

    I'm making a point of it, because the game itself (apart from all the above) looks pretty decent. Cryengine is a good engine. There's a nice level of detail, a good array of options and tools..and far cry like gameplay in a dense urban environment is cool. It definitely has things going for it that could make it a dying light type sleeper hit, but after watching this I'm not convinced at all.
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  • kongzi 10/05/2016

    Why didn't they make the obvious (and cool) game? The concept of north Korea invading the US is ridiculous enough to make something great out of. Juxtapose typical Americana with Stalinist imagery and the straight up wackiness that's Kim Jong Un/Ill. There's so many ridiculous and cool scenario's you could get from that, all much more interesting than this dreary looking industrial wasteland... It's really unimaginative, they should hire me as their creative director :p

    Damn, I just spent a couple of hundred hours picking through the ruins of Boston. Fuck Philly for now.
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  • Why I hope it's the end for Uncharted

  • kongzi 07/05/2016

    Nathan Drake] is at the height of his popularity, so it's not a good business decision," said creative director Neil Druckmann. You can tell he's creative because he's got a beard, and he doesn't care about money. "But I feel like the best way to honour him is to go out on top."

    This is a total fallacy and the basic equivalent of a creative jerking off to his own reflection only used to congratulate themselves on being so goddamn creative and ethical....parting your own shoulders.

    Sorry Neil, big fan of your games, but this statement is nonsense. Bowing out at the height of your game/power/ability is always a good decision, financially too. Just look at what the rights to the Beatles catalogue go for these days. Or, inversely, how reboots of beloved franchises always seem to fall flat.

    Still, naughty dog at least has the sense to just end it on a high note. Like everybody, I wish more franchises had that kind of balls.. :p Just tired of people flaunting their supposed authenticity ;)
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  • Nvidia unveils GTX 1080 and GTX 1070: a new level in GPU power

  • kongzi 07/05/2016

    Yum, excellent proposition. Especially the price, I was afraid 600-700 euro cards would become the norm but this is reasonable.

    I'm still happy with my gtx 970 but it's good to know there's an affordable upgrade path here. That probably adds two years to my system's lifespan.
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  • Has Remedy fixed Quantum Break on PC?

  • kongzi 06/05/2016

    Does the windows store offer a money back option?

    So, let's consider some facts: You're on 1.7 with a 27 gig patch and it still runs bad and is outright broken in many basic ways? That's ridiculous. I'd want my money back. Pretty sure there's no option for that, else they probably wouldn't take so long to fix their shit...market pressure baby, it's a beautiful thing.
    Reply +1
  • Call of Duty fan campaign mass-downvotes Infinite Warfare's reveal trailer

  • kongzi 05/05/2016

    For a generic space marines hurrah shooter, it actually looked nice and over the top to me. I can go for that. To mind, I've had zero interest in any CoD after MW2, so if they're trying to target their fanbase here, they're way off the mark...haha.

    Anyways, I could really go for a high authenticity world war 2 shooter right about now. Yes, let's do all of it all over again: Normandy, Sicily, Stalingrad, the sacking of Berlin...all of it. With today's technology...yum. The weapons in the era are good too, none of that laser targeted 10.000 bullets a minute crap.
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  • It looks like a mocap actor has revealed Watch Dogs 2's new protagonist

  • kongzi 04/05/2016

    They gave him big geek glasses so we can more easily identify with him. Yay! Reply +9
  • Digital Foundry's top ten picks for PlayStation Neo upgrades

  • kongzi 30/04/2016

    I have to say this whole move puzzled me, and to some extent still does. But as I got to thinking, apart from the obvious fact that the ps4 might be able to handle VR and 4k (with some adjustments) but only just barely. PlayStation VR would launch with a bad disadvantage against it's competition on PC and mobile and their constant stream of hardware upgrades. This would obviously improve that situation, if only by a little...it's not a dramatic upgrade.

    But apart from that, this can also be seen as a coup on Microsoft's position: the console market is pretty much saturated. People either have one or two already, or don't. There isn't much growth possible there. The ps4 is already somewhat more powerful than Xbox One, but not enough to make a difference.

    So what if you launch a separate machine that's a bit more powerful, but at the same force developers to keep targeting that baseline spec? The more powerful machine is gonna play the same games, but with better performance. Considering how many games perform like absolute shit, especially coming from a PC with 60fps, and how many gamers complain about it... It's a actually a really smart move. Driveclub gets the 60fps it needs. The Witcher can run instead of stumble, etc.

    And consider this: what is the number one reason PC gamers for their platform choice: performance. The neo just might have enough power to get close to PC levels of performance and graphics. If your main reason for getting an expensive PC over a console is because it can run the big multiplatform titles at 1080p/60fps, you just got a cheaper alternative in neo. It won't be enough for the real enthusiasts but I think there's actually a pretty large group of people that might go for it, or get one alongside their beastly PC's so they can play with friends.

    So it's still a weird move and people that expect a generational leap will be sorely disappointed. But considering the realities of gaming today, it is a very pragmatic and strategic move. Also consider for instance Microsoft is trying to herd PC gamers into their windows store, UWP...which for the moment is junk. Even if they pull that together somehow, they're in transition and thus weak.

    I think it'll pay off for Sony. How well depends on what Microsoft is planning in the way of Xbox upgrades. But even there it's not clear what they actually want they want me to do: do they want me to buy the supposedly improved Xbox, or get a PC because Xbox is now a 'platform' no longer tied to hardware? Sony's position is much clearer: buy our console, we have two flavours: cheap and expensive.

    It'll be very interesting to see this play out. It might backfire spectacularly. For us as gamers, this is definitely a good thing....as long as they're serious about enforcing that baseline ps4 spec and 'no exclusives' rule it's just more choice in how you want to play your games.
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  • Fable developer Lionhead closes down today

  • kongzi 29/04/2016

    The lionhead is dead, long live the microsoft!! :-/ Reply -4
  • Telltale's The Walking Dead season three sees return of popular character

  • kongzi 27/04/2016

    Cool, but it's gonna need some real innovation to draw me back in. Loved the old games, but another one like it would feel stale now. Running into old characters, as lovely as they are, will only emphasise that.

    Ditching that old engine for something a bit more 21st century would give them a lot more options to expand the formula and maybe even give back some control and choice to players.
    Reply +1
  • It looks like this year's COD is named Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare

  • kongzi 26/04/2016

    I'm just gonna crawl back into my black hole and wait this one out. Unless it features lots of zero gravity battles and gigantic laser satellites ripping through planets. That would be kinda awesome :) Reply +3
  • The Gears of War 4 season pass costs 40

  • kongzi 26/04/2016

    @Syrette I do, don't worry about my credentials. You don't have to be convinced by my story though. It's not my money you're spending on glorified rentals. I've been saying the same thing for a while, and I'd rather be wrong about it, but so far I really am not.

    It's not a Microsoft exclusive, it's the way a significant of (not just) the gaming industry is trying to move. Many 'digital experts' believe it's the future. I've sat through tonnes of meetings with people like that and none of them convinced me. In the meantime, DLC practices that were considered egregious are the norm... I see writing on the wall there.

    Again, don't be convinced, by all means... This is my opinion, you don't have to share it. I'm also not saying Sony is any better, just less aggressive about it (Sony as a company was doing horrible for a while so they simply can't afford to piss anybody off now).
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  • kongzi 26/04/2016

    McMicrosoft gave themselves away with that launch presentation for the Xbone. It gave such a great insight into their thinking. It's not about gaming with them. They literally don't give a rats ass about it. For them consoles are the new TV.. a place where you get to enjoy some sterile, sanitized, glossy but vapid entertainment in return for being bombarded with ads, advertorials and product placement. And definitely don't forget that THAT is the desired transaction... The games are there to get you to watch the ads.. If, after you watched the ad and engaged in a microtransaction or two, you get bored with the game because..well, it's utter shit you played a 100 times before and 3/4 of it is locked away behind further paywalls.. if you do get bored. Well, that's great.. because it just means the process starts all over again.

    Microsoft has almost zero incentive to give you the kind of classic gaming awesomeness you can play for days on end.. because it means you don't drop into their dashboard to watch more ads and suggestions every 2 minutes. It means you don't run into barriers and paywalls that can only be overcome by buying 'more' of the game... preferably with some stupid invented MS-coin monopoly money they can inflate the crap out of. They don't want you in their game.. they want you dropping in and out of them constantly so they can ad- and paywall you some more :)

    It's a Brilliant Business Model. And if you expect them to come up with anything you aren't a very smart person. They've been doing this for years. They'll pay lipservice to core gamers, or acquire some quirky indie titles.. but it's a classic bait and switch to sucker you into their ecosystem which they're progressively making harder to break out of.

    I'm real glad I went with my PS4, not because it's a great machine (it is not) or I have particular love for Sony (it sucks) or because I care about exclusives (I really, really don't). The only thing it does better is not making me feel ripped off at every turn I take with it. In this day and age.. I guess I'll take that.
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  • Why is video game lore so awful?

  • kongzi 23/04/2016

    Couldn't agree more with the article. I just think The Witcher 3 isn't the greatest example of over bloated lore.

    It's a game with a lot of text. But it also drops a lot of new players into a strange new universe with complex characters and that does require some explanation and setting up. Also, text and books play a very important role in the story and Witcher world in general, so it makes sense you're confronted with that a lot.

    The reason why I really think it's an unfair example, is that it also features some of the very best ambient and organic storytelling I've seen in a game. If you don't read anything in the game and turn off all the HUD you can, there is still so much you can gather simply from reading your surroundings. It's incredibly layered, from the way the landscapes are naturally formed (erosion, swamps, floods) and settlements are dotted around them in a way that makes makes sense and tells a story about how they were formed. You can see how the humans have built on top of the elven ruins. How the cities where races live together have been segregated. How the swamp is reclaiming communities. Even down to how the remains of battles are arranged so you can almost exactly trace out the course of the war between Redania and Nilfgaard.

    The text is mostly done in a way that supports and adds a bit of color and voice to it. And definitely not to fill in major blanks in the storytelling and world building. The way it should be done.

    All that said, most other games are still really really bad at it..and in general I'm always way more impressed by more minimalistic, compressed stories than large sprawling ones. I love The Witcher for what it is, but I'm also fond of how Hitman has finally stripped most of it down to the absolute minimum. There's merit in both approaches as long as it's done well and with a good purpose. There aren't many studios that do it well.. And none of them are the pretentious art house studios that use terms like 'interactive drama' 'new kind of storytelling' 'it's not a game it's an experience' :p
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  • Performance Analysis: Battleborn beta on PS4 and Xbox One

  • kongzi 21/04/2016

    I'm not seeing anything here that has any business running at 30fps Reply +2
  • Microsoft discontinues Xbox 360

  • kongzi 21/04/2016

    @carmagainagain if I am anything to go by you can divide the number of total sales by 3.

    The again, those lost units are still economically significant, they were produced after all. MS would've had to pay suppliers for the parts, foxconn for the fabrication etc. It's only a loss for MS and afaik the entire run of the 360 generation has been hugely profitable for them, so I guess they could take a hit like that. I've had mine replaced twice, which sucked, but I have to say the way MS handled the repairs and replacements was really good! I don't expect Nintendo or Sony to be anywhere near that nice.
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  • Ubisoft just implemented a smart fix for The Division's incursion exploits

  • kongzi 21/04/2016

    That's not a fix, its a workaround. Reply +10
  • Smite streamer leaves Hi-Rez after controversial comments about suicide

  • kongzi 20/04/2016

    Sounds like he is unhappy himself, but can't own up to it.

    "Everyone has f***ing depression and anxiousness. Everyone has a hard time f***ing waking up, and still a lot of us do it without putting the burden on a lot of other people..."

    No dude, everyone really doesn't. If you think that's a normal state to be in, you clearly got some stuff to work out yourself.
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  • The Division players up in arms over bugs, exploits and glitches

  • kongzi 20/04/2016

    Everything I read about The Division just screams FUN, FUN, FUN at me!
    Maybe they should've done a few more rounds in alpha and beta with it.. instead of treating them like glorified demos.

    Real glad I stuck to my 'It's Ubi, so it'll be a gigantic deflating letdown one way or the other' guns here :P Most people know that's true, but for some reason they all end up falling for it every time. "This time it's different..." This stuff will keep happening until the world runs out of suckers... considering this was one another one of those "Biggest launches in like forever, yo!" it seems the suckers are secretly multiplying.
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  • Revealed: Sony's plan for PlayStation 4K - codename Neo

  • kongzi 19/04/2016

    Cool, I like it. Only thing I'm wondering about is the price.. I'm hoping this comes with a price drop on the base model and doesn't cost more than 400-500 euro itself.

    At that price I could really go for a slightly beefier version of what I already have. I'm not liking the flimsy build and ridiculous amounts of fan noise on the old model, at all. On top of that, it already feels underpowered for some of the games now.
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  • Batman Arkham HD Collection revealed via leak

  • kongzi 19/04/2016

    PEGI: "Realistic looking violence"?
    Hahaha, really now?
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  • The new Doom is having a tough time with Steam user reviews

  • kongzi 18/04/2016

    Franchisitis...if they had called it 'Hell' and didnt invite the comparisons to one of the most beloved games of all time...everybody would love it. Reply 0
  • Here's the most streamed Spotify music on PlayStation

  • kongzi 16/04/2016

    Shit I'm old... and so is Eminem. I remember hating his voice back in highschool. He's technically a good rapper though. People that shout about how music nowadays is so shit remind me of my dad, who says the same thing about the 70s. Don't whine about shitty music, just promote good music instead. I'm regularly finding tons of great stuff on Spotify that has like a couple of hundred or thousand plays tops.

    The only thing I personally miss on Spotify is mixes. I like electronic, techno, etc.. stuff that's simply better in a mix, and the best individual tracks are usually on singles and EP's. Spotify isn't great for those.
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  • Some people are upset the new Mirror's Edge locks abilities behind XP upgrades

  • kongzi 15/04/2016

    Wasn't this supposed to be an origins story of sorts? In that case unlocking abilities makes sense. Not very innovative, granted. But on the other hand, I'm not seeing anyone coming up with good alternatives to giving a sense of progression in an open world...other than just cramming a map full of icons.

    Me I'm not a fan of rebooting and origin stories anyway. Not everything had to be a damn franchise. I'd wager this game could've been even better if they just took the good ideas from mirrors edge and made an entirely new game around that, without being constrained by franchise expectations and limitations. They could call it run motherfuckers run for my part. I'd certainly be more interested because it would seem like something fresh, instead of just a fresh take on something I've played before. Which this does. I actually prefer the old game's aesthetics too so far.
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  • Here's Fallout 4's Chryslus Rocket '69 car, in Forza 6

  • kongzi 14/04/2016

    Why don't real cars look like that? Reply +13
  • What went wrong with Quantum Break on PC?

  • kongzi 09/04/2016

    Lollolollol. AAA gaming today..lololololol. What a gigantic shitfest.

    Notice to all devs and pubs thinking they can get away with this: you're on my watch list. Do this a couple of times and you will lose me as a customer. Microsoft has unlocked that achievement with me a long time ago, but Remedy is now added as well. Have fun hitting on those sexy ubisoft interns guys.
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  • David Hayter reprises Metal Gear Solid role in Ford commercials

  • kongzi 09/04/2016

    @Cafuddled haha. In an interview I saw or read Kojima actually gave that as his reason for the change. Because Snake has so little dialogue, he wanted a real Hollywood actor to bring out the non verbal aspect of the performance...

    Or some line like that. Made me laugh then too.

    Not diminish Sutherland as an actor, btw. I think he's a lot better than people are willing to give him credit for and there's a lot he can do with that voice of his. His performance in V is pretty dull and uninspired though.

    Edit: snake never struck me as a Ford man actually.
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  • Layoffs at Guitar Hero Live developer

  • kongzi 02/04/2016

    @adwodon meh...I could've told them years ago plastic guitars weren't gonna come back. Reply 0
  • Road Redemption slated for PC this summer

  • kongzi 02/04/2016

    @Mobius1 me too.
    I learned I shouldn't take my game news before my morning coffee.
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  • Quantum Break review

  • kongzi 01/04/2016

    Oh how I got negged for making snarky remarks about the length.

    Shame this though. Remedy always has great ideas,technical prowess, buckets of style...but somehow it always falls short of great. Maybe they should just throw all the fancy crap out of the window and just make a really decent shooter. I bet you that'll be brilliant.
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