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  • Report: Oculus Rift creator Palmer Luckey secretly funded pro-Trump meme website

  • kongzi 23/09/2016

    Lol. Like supporting Hillary is any better? Reply -4
  • GTA 5 mod makers go to war over "stolen" files

  • kongzi 20/09/2016

    And here's again why most big companies rather won't touch modding (their games) with a ten foot pole. Reply +3
  • British FIFA YouTuber charged with promoting gambling

  • kongzi 19/09/2016

    "I'm shady because I wear sunglasses indoors." Reply +12
  • Looking back at Spore in a post-No Man's Sky world

  • kongzi 19/09/2016

    This article to me mostly just points out how bad the gaming press fails at basic journalism and truth finding. They're not journalists it rather act like cheerleaders. If there is hype, they'll hype along and if people are dissapointed they'll happily publish these 'looking back at...' articles, basically trying to score some point (clicks) on the way down...convienently forgetting the fact that their critiqueless mouthpiecing of pub and dev talking points, and not asking tough questions when given the opportunity, is what contributes to the blind hype.

    Sean Murray overpromised a lot...but none of the 100s of games "journalists" he spoke to in all those years ever asked him the tough questions, ever pointed out the obviously staged early trailers etc.

    Basically most game press aren't journalists but underpaid pr people. Once the fun of free games, trips and expos wears off that's where they'll end up...running pr for activision or whatever. Lol.

    All that ain't news. It's been like that for years. What puzzles me about it is that gamers still seem to expect actual journalism or some semblance of objectivity coming out of these unofficial pr arms of the publishers. How do you expect a site to give a fair review for a title when ads for that same game or publisher are taking up half your screen space lol? Come on.
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  • South Park: The Fractured But Whole delayed to early 2017

  • kongzi 16/09/2016

    @Ultrasoundwave I'm thinking that's exactly what's happening with these recent delays. Devs and more importantly publishers are beginning to see (slowly and grudgingly) that botched launches and broken promises really hurt their reputation in the long run. Reply +1
  • Cor it's Corvo in a Dishonored 2 gameplay trailer at last

  • kongzi 14/09/2016

    The trailer I'm seeing is like a month old already?

    Can't wait for this though. The first one was a rough little gem. If all this does is transplant the gameplay and vibe into a larger, slicker package...it's gonna be brilliant.
    Reply +1
  • Fallout 4 and Skyrim PS4 mods look dead - and Bethesda blames Sony

  • kongzi 12/09/2016

    Seems to me like Bethesda tried to force Sony's hand by announcing it unilaterally. The way I figure the Japanese mentality that didn't go down well at Sony HQ at all and ruined any kind of support the idea might've had.

    Edit: that doesn't make Sony any less out of touch, BTW...but you figured Bethesda would be aware of that by now given their experience last gen.
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  • Meet the first person to reach level 1000 in Overwatch

  • kongzi 10/09/2016

    Wow this story made me sad. People defending this guy too... must be hitting close to home then I suppose. Denial is bliss.

    If blizzard wants to reward this guy, they'll hire him a therapist.
    Reply +4
  • Performance Analysis: Assetto Corsa

  • kongzi 01/09/2016

    Don't worry I have the remaster on pre order already Reply 0
  • Hitman's next Elusive Target is coming this Friday

  • kongzi 22/08/2016

    The Thailand episode is again excellent BTW. Reply +6
  • Watch new Dishonored 2 gameplay in latest Gamescom trailer

  • kongzi 20/08/2016

    I wonder how this stacks up with Deus Ex....or maybe not cause I'm getting them both anyway, lol.

    With dishonored, even if it would suck as a game, I'll get my fun just gawking at the art...dayum, das purty. 1 still ranks as one of my favorite games though, so even an uninspired repeat exercise will do me just fine.
    Reply +1
  • Disgruntled No Man's Sky players thrust Sony's PS4 refund policy back into the spotlight

  • kongzi 20/08/2016

    Sony could do with a better and clearer policy. But people need to understand that it's really a customer service, not so much a consumer right to trade in games you don't like...unless the product is broken, falsely advertised, etc..

    It's not their fault some people don't do any market research, absolutely can't wait to a couple of days before getting that game, and don't mind paying double for their Happy Meal if it comes with all the collectibles.

    It sucks if you're prone to motion sickness during games. I sympathise...but for me it would mean I wouldn't buy a game before I was sure I could comfortably play it and consider a different hobby if it kept occurring. If you have an allergy, is it your responsibility to stay away from that banana that'll kill you, or the rest of the world's to make sure no banana ever gets near you? If you buy a car, do you test drive or do you just listen to the dealer?

    Don't get me wrong. Sony needs to fix and clarify their policy (not just this one, lol). Not because people have a right to refunds on their dumb ass decisions, but because it's good service and creates costumer loyalty. You pay the costumer money back they'll more than likely spend on another game (two units 'shipped' instead of one) and you don't really lose on it because it's a digital copy that costs nothing to produce anyway...lol, double win.

    But no it's not a consumer right to be protected from the stupidity of your own choices, nor should it be...
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  • Digital Foundry: Hands on with PS4 Rise of the Tomb Raider

  • kongzi 18/08/2016

    What I said was simply that I'm looking forward to this, because I haven't played it yet, because I generally don't play this type of game on my PC. That's it. It's actually simply a matter of having my PC in my study and the console in the lounge and not wanting to run long ass cables through my house.

    It's not my fault people want to read all kinds of value judgements about platforms into that. But it is kinda funny.. not meant as a personal attack on you but I don't think you took it that way anyway ;)

    @kirankara bitter anti PC enthusiast rant? Where? Was it any good? Lol. Now you are going OTT. Please read points A and B.
    Reply +1
  • kongzi 18/08/2016

    @UncleLou they do. are we gonna go here again though...

    Wow your system sounds amazing...kudos to all those cables you managed to fit in your room.

    A) I spend my working days in front of a PC
    B) there's too much important stuff on it to use it for gaming
    C) I don't spend a lot of money on my gaming. I don't have a lot of time for it either. I have other priorities. I'd buy a vintage synthesizer, travel around south east Asia, get my suits tailor made and put my feet in fine Italian leather, invest in business, you name it...before I'd buy a second PC to play games. Not to say that's better, just different choices I make.

    Like I said...not everybody is as obsessed as the core.
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  • kongzi 18/08/2016

    @Thief000 I do. This simply isn't the kind of game I play on PC, and I thought the previous one was really good so I'm looking forward to it.

    Not everyone plays everything day one on the first system it comes out on, you know...that's actually a pretty small minority of gamers.
    Reply +31
  • It looks like Assassin's Creed 2, Brotherhood, Revelations are headed to PS4, Xbox One

  • kongzi 18/08/2016

    Excellent games...for their time though. A collection of design tropes best left in last gen if you ask me. But it probably still has it's fans aching to have another go and if it's sensibly priced, it's great value.

    You can say a lot about ubisoft, and I do, but you can't accuse them of not putting out new stuff in lieu of remasters or not investing in new franchises and sticking by them. That they do pretty well.
    Reply +10
  • Jade Empire is coming to iOS fashionably late - report

  • kongzi 18/08/2016

    Awesome but I don't see the combat work well with touch, unless they've been able to revolutionise touch somehow... luckily it doesn't really require precision but combat will definitely become a chore, precisely because it isn't the greatest and most precise 3rd person combat either... Reply 0
  • Konami tries to explain Metal Gear Survive's ridiculous story

  • kongzi 18/08/2016

    Setting metal gear in an 'alternate universe' at this point isn't bold, but playing it painfully safe...it shows they're aware that they'll just ruin the universe kojima built if they touch it. Doesn't bode well...I think this is gonna go the way of resident evil. Reply +1
  • Warning: The Witcher 3 GOTY Edition won't let you carry over save data

  • kongzi 16/08/2016

    I don't mind...I'd probably want to start a fresh save at this point anyway. What I'd like to know is if the expansion packs and dlc stuff is actually included on disc and not as a separate DL...

    Elsewise this is really only interesting for the 10 blobtits in the world that haven't played it yet.
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  • PS4's next big update adds folders

  • kongzi 15/08/2016

    Yes now I can finally organise all those 4 to 5 games that'll fit on my hard-drive simultaneously.... fuque le oui, as we say in France. Reply +3
  • No Man's Sky's most aggravating omission (on PS4)

  • kongzi 14/08/2016

    Whatever..the game is a crashing piece of shit for me. Reply -3
  • Three seasons of Hitman episodes apparently planned

  • kongzi 09/08/2016

    @ultraPanda yes I understand how the release schedule works. I own the game. I just clarified it for people who seemed confused. Dude.

    I've seen both IO and the press refer to the summer bonus episode as episode 4 and Thailand as 5. Io probably does it to cover for the fact they're not making their planned release schedule by a long shot and probably will end up ending their 'season' in the middle of fall with every other game coming out and stealing the spotlight.

    Anyway it's a not important. The take away here is that apparently IO has the greenlight for two more batches of 'episodes'. Provided they maintain the current quality, work in some improvements along the way and don't break the game up any further than it already is...that can only be good news. I'm having a lot of fun with it and I think the episodic format serves it well...I was skeptical about that at first, but here it works.
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  • kongzi 08/08/2016

    @jabberwocky There's a summer bonus episode they consider the fourth. Reply +3
  • Pokémon Go banned in Iran due to "security concerns"

  • kongzi 07/08/2016

    Well it would be rather genius if the CIA and mossad would have rare Pokémon show up near those secret nuclear facilities and gather data on them that way. Not to mention thousands of Iranians showing up there. 'hey, this wasn't on the map' Reply 0
  • Telltale's Batman is getting slammed by Steam reviews over buggy PC port

  • kongzi 04/08/2016

    Telltale is just cashing in at this point... franchising, yow...no innovation in the storytelling or presentation.

    Shame, because I feel they were onto something, but it isn't quite there yet...it's not any getting any closer at this rate.
    Reply +4
  • No Man's Sky leaker claims to have reached the centre of the galaxy already

  • kongzi 01/08/2016

    I don't even understand why people would want to race through games like this? Not the first playthrough at least. Reply +4
  • Disney Infinity closure will render PC and mobile versions completely unplayable

  • kongzi 30/07/2016

    Lol. Always online, huh... Reply 0
  • The opening logo movie for Kojima's new studio is typically overblown

  • kongzi 25/07/2016

    I'm thinking Kojima is at risk of becoming a caricature of himself. The Mick Jagger of videogames in a way.

    Unless this death stranding game is gonna be amazing in every way. Announcing it now, and then keeping fans in the dark for years (as seems to be the plan) will fuel speculation and by the time it finally arrives it won't be what everybody has dreamt it up to by then.
    Reply +11
  • Nintendo shares dive as investors realise it doesn't own Pokémon Go

  • kongzi 25/07/2016

    This isn't a sign of cluelessness in the market. If you're managing hundreds of millions, you're not clueless, period. If you think these people, or the people managing the economy are, then you're clueless yourself.

    Rather, this is shows bad the markets are actually doing and is a sign of a coming crash. Sensing this, investors are looking safe havens, which are either safe bets (like stable currencies, gold and other commodities) or things that are sure to give a high return (apple, Facebook, weird startups, bitcoin) but a higher risk. That's where the overvaluation in tech/social companies comes from, and why you see all these nonsensical startups funded with billions but having no clue as to how they're ever gonna turn a profit. It's a bubble, and more and more people are realising it and looking to cash out. The Nintendo stock rising was basically a lot of people trying to cash out: see how high the stock will go and try to sell as close to the top as they can. It was being set up for a crash.

    For us it's good this didn't go on for too long because the more inflated Nintendo would've got, the harder it would've fallen once the cash out started. Now it's just a weird spike, nothing to worry about.
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  • Pokémon Go does not snoop on your Google Account, developer insists

  • kongzi 12/07/2016

    This game is a brilliant idea, but it's gonna be a disaster. Reply 0
  • Nvidia unveils GTX 1060: $249 buys you GTX 980 power

  • kongzi 08/07/2016

    @kugz whereas for me, it may actually be a plan to buy my card in the UK with cheap and therefore hugely attractive pounds and save my 'valuable' Euro's to bailout Italian banks and French car makers :/

    Shame you people still do that ridiculous 'wheel on the right side' thing with your cars. I smells trade!!
    Reply -4
  • PC game-security company Denuvo downplays alleged Rise of the Tomb Raider crack

  • kongzi 07/07/2016

    DRM maximalists versus the mass pirates... definitely took a wrong turn and ended up in the ghettos of gaming somewhere...

    Everything about this story makes me sad.
    Reply +1
  • Epic boss is thrilled at the prospect of PlayStation Neo and Xbox Scorpio

  • kongzi 07/07/2016

    Of course he's gonna be thrilled..this is gonna ramp up demand for UE4 even more. Running that with all the bells and whistles on is too ambitious for current consoles. Reply +5
  • GTA5 takes on Trackmania in new GTA Online DLC

  • kongzi 07/07/2016

    Hmm... definitely considering a re install for this. Reply 0
  • Exposed YouTube star says sorry you didn't realise he owned gambling site he promoted

  • kongzi 07/07/2016

    Looks to me like the whole YouTube stardom thing is imploding. I, for one, am entertained in that classical Roman way. Debauchery, decadence, inflatable egos and apology videos...fuck yes. Reply +3
  • The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt - Game of the Year edition spotted

  • kongzi 06/07/2016

    That's enough game for a year too Reply +34
  • All LittleBigPlanet game servers shutting down in Japan

  • kongzi 05/07/2016

    It's always had great style...but I still don't have a clue what these games are actually trying to be beyond cute? Reply -3
  • Can PC mods match Skyrim Special Edition?

  • kongzi 05/07/2016

    "The upcoming Skyrim Special Edition adds a host of visual tweaks - as we've covered - ranging from extra foliage, upgraded shaders, dynamic depth of field, and volumetric lighting."

    A more cynical man, like me, would say: Skyrim SE adds what Fallout 4 added to Skyrim. And as always with Bethesda: let's see it running first...
    Reply +1
  • Why did ancient Egypt spend 3000 years playing a game nobody else liked?

  • kongzi 05/07/2016

    Yeah but it was just a silly Easter egg. They have since also unearthed ancient watchtowers dotted at regular intervals around the desert. Their generic look yet implausible construction led researchers to conclude Ancient Egypt was a Ubisoft game canned in the later stages of development. The fired developers then fled across the desert to start a new life brewing organic beers..hence they later became known as the Hebrews.
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  • kongzi 05/07/2016

    Cool article...but makes it hurt all the more ancient Egypt is like the most neglected game setting ever. Somebody needs to do it before Assassin's creed gets around to it and ruins it for everybody. Reply +25
  • Witcher 3 patch 1.22 fixes floating body parts, beehive money exploit

  • kongzi 21/06/2016

    Nice...just about to hit Novigrad on my new game + I want to bring into the expansions. Already noticed how much the game has improved, the whole crookback bog section ran fine for me.

    Also good they're not abandoning it now all the expansions are out and their money is made. Shame movement controls are still so utterly shit...
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  • Are 4K visuals really the best use for Project Scorpio and PlayStation Neo?

  • kongzi 19/06/2016

    4k gaming...right. that's gonna be a while. There is still a lot more definition games could get out of 1080p actually, there's still a lot of low res, low poly stuff in even the best looking games out there...and a lot of techniques hardly used because they're either too resource intensive to run, or even produce. I'd rather see that improve. Lots of dynamic lights with soft shadows and indirect lighting, displacement maps all around, better simulations for cloth, particles, liquids, destructibles, dense and interactive foliage...

    Stuff like that is gonna impress me. More pixels aren't, that's not innovative. It's all gonna take more horsepower to run smoothly, again... and it's not like consoles offer a great experience there now....so let's not mention the 60fps or the fact that xbone still has 720p games too much, okay?
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  • HDR: What does it mean for games and movies?

  • kongzi 19/06/2016

    Not sure how the actual benefits will work out for the regular viewer in his highly suboptimal viewing environment (aka living room).

    I think this is gonna be one of those innovations that's gonna come by unnoticed. I don't think the average viewer is gonna understand talk about gamma, black levels and colour theory...or care about it. It's just gonna be that TV that has more vivid colours than the old one for people.

    For devs this is cool though, and more significant than another resolution upscale. If you think lighting on games can look nice now...
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  • Skylanders is getting an animated series on Netflix

  • kongzi 17/06/2016

    "Skylanders Academy gives us the opportunity to approach narrative storytelling (*vomits in mouth as the last bits of creative integrity left in her soul force their way out violently) with the same level of quality *burp and *gurgle excellence that millions of Skylanders (tm! R! C!) fans have come to expect from the game," spokesbot Stacey Sher spoke while reaching for a cup of water to calm the ocean of burning acid in her upset stomach. Reply -1
  • Porsche coming to Assetto Corsa later this year

  • kongzi 17/06/2016

    Nice! Looking forward even more to it now. Is ea still sitting on that licence? Damn dicks. You gotta wonder how the marketing department at Porsche feels about that. And if not, how Porsche feels about its marketing department :p Reply 0
  • Eurogamer's best of E3 2016

  • kongzi 17/06/2016

    Dishonored 2 was really the only thing that had me sit up and think: fuck, I want this! Everything else was really a bit meh or as expected. Absolutely loved everything I saw of it. Very curious to hear more about that engine and what would set it apart from something like UE4. First time I heard someone say "moving painting" without me bursting in uncontrolled, hysterical laughter.

    Would love to see some DF pieces on the technology here. I feel there may some interesting things going on with how they arrived at this look, and level of detail with such a small(ish) team.

    Great stuff, love the whole vibe around arkane actually. Like how it's just a visibly nervous Harvey Smith standing there, presenting ideas and work, and not some well oiled marketing goon. Sadly few studio's like that left.

    Edit: focus on positive things I liked + praise for studio with vision and artistic integrity = negs? Mkay, I guess, have fun with that.

    Thought I should note I cherry picked the games I'm gonna be able (and willing) to play on my PC or ps4. Have only seen snippets from MS so far and nothing from Nintendo so I can't form a judgement about that. No doubt Zelda is gonna be as lovely as usual.
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  • Jon Snow actor Kit Harington will play Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare's villain

  • kongzi 11/06/2016

    As we say in the Netherlands: goh Reply 0
  • Watch: Is this the worst game on Xbox One?

  • kongzi 09/06/2016

    @mikejones12 huh, there's another way to play games? Could you demonstrate plz? From the way you tell it, it sounds boring as ass but I'm always open to new things. Reply 0
  • Mirror's Edge Catalyst review

  • kongzi 06/06/2016

    Gutless reboot of walking simulator then Reply -13
  • Watch: The questions Red Dead Redemption 2 needs to answer

  • kongzi 06/06/2016

    @klayz0r to that I can only say: you're missing out. Granted, most of I what I follow isn't gaming related or only tangentially so..or has more than 300k followers, lol. Reply 0