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  • Apple is removing games with the Confederate flag from the App Store

  • madjim 26/06/2015

    How about banning the Cross? I hear that during the middle ages, serious shit happened because of it. Reply +9
  • Final Fantasy 7 Remake is real

  • madjim 16/06/2015

    Still my favorite game ever. It was the reason for disappearing from proper real-life activities for weeks. I thought I didn't want to play it again, that I'd prefer to keep the memory, but after I saw the video, I can't resist anymore. Please Square Enix, don't fuck this up! Reply 0
  • P.T. no longer available for re-download in the US

  • madjim 06/05/2015

    If I was a company that had released a playable teaser that has reached legendary status (even more than some really great games), and watched the fan response to the takedown, I'd do anything to get it back on track for a full release. Why Konami lets this one go instead of doing everything possible to release it (I believe Kojima wouldn't mind working on it as external associate if the money and creative freedom were dealt with) is beyond me, really. Reply +2
  • Dark Souls 2 patch will fix weapon degradation bug

  • madjim 17/04/2015

    How the coders managed to link weapon degradation with frame rate is really beyond my thinking abilities. Reply +22
  • The new Shadow of the Beast is one man's dream come true

  • madjim 16/04/2015

    Psygnosis was famous at that time for doing two things properly: Amazing graphics on the Amiga and high difficulty levels. Although it was told that the games lacked in gameplay (until Lemmings arrived), I always loved their games regarding gameplay.
    First time I saw SOTB, it was connected to a hi-end stereo system. The first notes of the flute were hair-raising. After that, the graphics were incredible. But I never thought that the game was extremely difficult. Yes, it was hard but it was based on learning enemy patterns.
    Being a gamer at times when everything was harder than all games today (except From Software stuff), it just seemed like "just above medium difficult". The sequel, that was really hard.
    Anyway, I will get this, no matter what. And like many others, I want to see more Psygnosis remakes. Does anyone remember Infestation? With the astronaut on the moon trying to eliminate alien eggs? That was hard too!
    Reply +6
  • 9 minutes of gorgeous Trine 3 gameplay footage

  • madjim 10/04/2015

    Going into full 3d movement was the next logical step. I loved Trine 2 and will surely go for this one. Reply +17
  • Silent Hills/P.T. page removes Kojima Productions' logo

  • madjim 01/04/2015

    @leeroye

    https://store.playstation.com/#!/en-gr/games/pt-demo/cid=EP4511-CUSA01114_00-PPPPPPPPTTTTTTTT
    Reply 0
  • Hideo Kojima's name removed from Metal Gear Solid 5 branding

  • madjim 19/03/2015

    It would be really bad for the franchise if Konami continues developing new MGS games without Kojima. Love it or hate it, this series' concepts and ideas are tied so strongly to Kojima that it will take a miracle for someone to continue making those games properly without him.

    At least Phantom Pain is almost ready, this will not harm its release (I suppose). But what concerns me is the Silent Hills game. After the incredible P.T. it was definitely my most "wanted" PS4 game.
    Reply +4
  • Square Enix teases an unannounced console JRPG for fiscal 2015

  • madjim 18/03/2015

    If it is FFXII, count me in. It's the only FF since VII (MMO versions not included) that I never played for technical reasons (namely no PS2 when it was released), and I'd buy it first-day, especially if it is of the quality of FFX remaster. Reply +1
  • Eurogamer has dropped review scores

  • madjim 10/02/2015

    Bold decision and also the right one. I am really impressed! Reply -2
  • Transistor free via PlayStation Plus in February

  • madjim 29/01/2015

    An amazing month. I don't have any of these games! Reply +10
  • Valve's economist is the new finance minister of Greece

  • madjim 27/01/2015

    @BouFushidara

    Thanks! :) But there is no reason to go crazy. Maybe we are not (as Greeks) 100% responsible for the debt but we definitely are responsible if people see us as lazy bastards. It's not the right picture but I understand why this happens. But this is a loooong discussion.
    My opinion on this is, that we can only judge individuals (and most of the time in a subjective manner).
    Reply +2
  • madjim 27/01/2015

    @Blammo72

    I've got that feeling that "games unite us, politics divide us". This is why I prefer games.
    In all seriousness, I don't know what will happen. Maybe everything will go to shit, maybe some kind of deal will happen that will keep everybody happy. Me, I have travelled a lot and love every culture I meet. But it's clear that while this site has the best subscribers by far, united by games, everything goes down when we talk of politics.
    Reply +2
  • madjim 27/01/2015

    @dogmanstaruk

    I can't disagree. Anyone who knows me in person, also knows my strong opinions on corruption in this country. But in the same way you can't say that all 1940's Germany were Nazis or Russians during Stalin's regime were hardcore fans of the gulags and mass murderers, you can't blame 10 million for this.
    Of course you'll say "but here it's a democracy, you can vote" etc and I will say that Hitler was also risen through democracy. Does this make all German Nazis? Of course not.
    Reply +6
  • madjim 27/01/2015

    @Blammo72

    If you are German and being a bit sensitive about Hitler I understand and I am sorry. I have no problem taking the reference back if you can understand that 10 million people can't be held accountable for all this mess. You can't just put a label there and say you found the root of all evil.

    Since this is a gaming site, let me give you a proper example. Assassin's Creed Unity. Ubisoft promised what they promised. Gaming sites reviewed it and for some reason (an obvious one) they "forgot" to mention the programming mess that was the game. So, millions buy it and discover that it's bugfest. Do you blame the consumers, the gaming sites or Ubisoft?
    Reply +4
  • madjim 27/01/2015

    @Blammo72

    I will insist on the Hitler reference. Because you are not able (or don't want) to see that the governments fucked up by telling entirely different things to the voters than the things they finally did. And one more point that proves that you really don't have a clue about what's happening here, is that the majority of people don't want to get a freebie from the loaners. If they did, Syriza would have 100% in the elections. But of course it's evident that you are a best economist than Varoufakis. Maybe you should apply for his position at Valve.
    Reply +5
  • madjim 27/01/2015

    @BiscuitPowered

    I won't tell you're wrong in this. You're right. I was one of those who said back then "what the fuck people"?

    But here is this. If the media convince you that economy grows, banks give money, salaries are good, why not buy a good car? The media actually TOLD us to do just that. Personally, I never fell for that propaganda. But can we really blame all those people for all the lies they've been told? And I want to say again, that all those people who bought all those things, were really working, they didn't just received a cheque in their mailbox.
    Reply +2
  • madjim 27/01/2015

    @Blammo72

    Your statements showing the Greeks as of bad character are totally racist. And I am sorry if you are offended, that the first person that comes to most minds regarding negative judgement of a whole country is Hitler.

    Ok, Jews didn't have a nation back then but you got my point.

    Also, we as Greek citizens never took any loans. You know, it's not like one day loans came to us and we stopped working and were partying all day.
    Reply +7
  • madjim 27/01/2015

    @Blammo72

    This is the most pathetic opinion about a whole country I've heard since Hitler said Jews were the Evil Ones.
    Reply +3
  • madjim 27/01/2015

    @Dismiss
    Agree to all. Public sector is sick, you only need one week around to become a hater on its existence. To tell the truth, I was waiting from the previous -far right- government to do something about it. Still, they just dismissed random people from the public sector, without evaluating who is useful and capable. I would go as as far as to think that they didn't touch the people THEY put there, but let's not be too negative.
    The only thing that I disagree with the new government is that of the public sector, UNLESS they do the necessary reforms so that those people can be useful to the way the public sector works. Much like Sweden, almost the same analogy but there their system is vastly superior.
    But regardless of the economics, this is the only party in Greece that give hope to same-sex couples, to refugees, to the freedom of religion. This is a country of two faces, one with the wild parties in Mykonos and the other with a medieval sense of what's right or wrong (according to God). I'd say that those guys (the new government) deserve a chance.
    Reply +2
  • madjim 27/01/2015

    @addman

    Tax for TV? Check!
    Inheritance tax? Check.
    Road tax? Check
    Car tax? Check

    I was writing before only regarding the taxes for the freelancers. Those are extra and count for everyone. So,
    the taxes are more or less the same. The difference is (and I found my away around Scandinavia to know for sure) that your salaries are much bigger and the countries work great. I always consider Scandinavian countries as the model countries in social care etc. So yes, you pay taxes and the taxes build a good society. Here we pay taxes for fuck all.
    Reply +5
  • madjim 27/01/2015

    @MSandt
    Look, I actually don't disagree with what you're saying here. Also, this is not a communist regime now. Nobody says no to people who make money, no matter how much. I like making money too, nobody blames the businessmen.

    But here is what I want to make clear. There is a shadow government built by those -top- guys right after the WWII. It's not a conspiracy theory. The crime of those people is not that they have money but they have evaded BILLIONS of taxes over the years. And regarding people taking tax revenue out, let me clarify. During the stock exchange market crash of 1999, they didn't just take the money abroad, as any sane person would do. They CAUSED the crash deliberately in cooperation with people inside the government. It's a very complex issue, that keeps for years. My point is, that we're not talking about just tax evaders, but people who caused this when the market was at its peak.

    Other than that, I will have to agree. Government's lack of capability and too much corruption, combined with the stupid and/or uneducated voters caused this. But let's just stop talking about lazy Greeks. Everybody I know (and still is employed) works their asses off to have a life. It's just not fair.
    Reply +14
  • madjim 27/01/2015

    @gr8effect "I'd suggest thinking twice before rushing to declare Greeks as lazy bastards"

    Exactly. It's funny that there is a strong reaction if somebody talks against women or Jews (and don't get me wrong, I agree with the reaction) but labelling a whole country as lazy is actually ok.
    Reply +11
  • madjim 27/01/2015

    @MSandt
    Because you seem to don't know very much and probably learn about Greece on the mainstream media, let me tell you that a dozen of those guys (the big ones) during an economy scandal fifteen years ago, took dozens of billions (and I am talking in Euros, not the old drachmas) out of the country? And did you also know that nobody ever got into trial and jail? No, you don't.
    Yes, the govermnent was corrupted, and the people have their right to vote. I am one of the first that was shouting about the stupidity of the average voter. But you know, it's like spoiling a little kid. You can't blame 100% the voters (but you still can blame them and rightfully so) for believing amazing lies.
    As for the regulations on big companies, yes, I agree with you, it's a bureaucratic mess. Still, the majority of Greeks are not corrupted civil servants. They work on the private sector or doing freelancing. We didn't ask for this. I was paying every last cent of my taxes only to be accused of stealing and now having to pay.
    Please, get better information.
    Reply +23
  • madjim 27/01/2015

    @riceNpea

    Yes, with most of them being hidden by the people I described in my next post.
    Reply +3
  • madjim 27/01/2015

    And before the question is asked, let me tell you what the governments make us pay during the last five years.
    I am doing a certain freelancer job, and I have to pay

    -23% VAT
    -26% tax in any income over 1 Euro (yes, you read correctly)
    -400 Euros a year because I am a freelancer
    -The most expensive medical/pension fees in Europe (over 3500 Euros a year)
    -50% taxes in advance for the next year (based on what my current income is)

    As for the prices in pensions and salaries, you don't want me to go there.

    And all this because they didn't want to harm their friends, mega-businessmen and tycoons who owe billions (officially). And nobody was touched of all these who were in the infamous Lagarde list. Because some of them were in the government too.

    This is the truth about Greece. Saying that there is corruption, I agree 100%. But saying that we have to pay extreme taxes because they fucked up, no, I won't.
    Reply +64
  • madjim 27/01/2015

    @riceNpea
    "until the Greeks start taking paying taxes seriously"

    With that sentence it becomes clear that you have no clue about what happens with Greeks and taxes the last few years.
    Reply +7
  • Ubisoft reveals experimental PC platformer Grow Home

  • madjim 23/01/2015

    Despite all the negativity around Ubisoft (and with the AC:Unity mess, they deserved so), I think I still like this company. Not necessarily for the AAA games (which I reallylike) but mostly for daring to give us games like Valiant Hearts, one of the best games of recent years (my personal opinion). Unfortunately I only play on consoles but if this game is of this or of Child Of Light quality, I'd really buy it as soon as it hits the consoles (hoping it will). Reply +1
  • So, what do you actually do in No Man's Sky?

  • madjim 22/01/2015

    Enough with those previews. Give me a release date and take my money. Reply -3
  • Patrice Désilets is making a "third-person historical-action-survival game"

  • madjim 19/12/2014

    ACII was a masterpiece of game design. Whatever this guy is up to, count me in. Reply +12
  • Judge allows lawsuit over Killzone Shadow Fall's 1080p graphics to proceed

  • madjim 18/12/2014

    Ok, I'll tell you what. Let's sue all the companies that author and sell Bluray movies, stating 1080p, and still (when movies are shot in 2.35:1 format) the resolution is no more than 1920X817

    This should be fun to see.
    Reply -3
  • madjim 18/12/2014

    Excuse me for saying that all these things are bullshit.
    Lawsuits are the shit those days, isn't it? Because of a game. Not because the game is broken on release like Driveclub (I use another Sony exclusive, just in case you call me a fanboy) but a game that uses tricks to display 1080p!

    Of course... That's something that may destroy lives. I can only imagine the psychological condition of the gamers when they found out.

    Ok, I understand, the law allows it for a lawsuit, so go ahead. It's everybody's right. But to me, all of this is a fucking joke. Did Guerilla try to cheat by lying about the specs? Ok, you will never see again my money for your games EVER. This is how capitalism works. Vote with wallet.

    You will say "but it's false advertising"! And I am gonna ask... When was the last time you saw an ad describing truth?

    Please...
    Reply 0
  • Last-gen revisited: Far Cry 4

  • madjim 18/12/2014

    @Boycie86
    It's too early. In every generation, we see the full potential of the consoles after the first 3 years and more.
    Reply +10
  • Life is Strange Episode 1 release date

  • madjim 17/12/2014

    Despite plenty of not-so-positive reviews, I loved Remember Me. It had its problems, namely more combat than necessary and not enough memory sequences, but the depiction of future Paris was absolutely mind-blowing. Judging from the trailer above, I can see myself pre-ordering the Season Pass when it becomes available. Reply +10
  • Trine: Enchanted Edition is due this week on PS4

  • madjim 16/12/2014

    @BigDannyH
    I got it from PS+ too. My opinion is that it's... magical. I haven't been awed by art design in a game for a long time now. The puzzles some times are a bit frustrating, because they are physics-based but nothing you can't overcome. But truly the game is so BEAUTIFUL that I couldn't turn off the PS4. And it's a very nice game besides that. If you like puzzle games, I don't think you will be disappointed.

    For some years now, I was only playing AAA games with complex worlds and stories, and didn't even want to try some of the indies given away for free on PS3 and PS4 (with the exception of the incredible "Brothers"). So one day, I loaded Trine 2 out of curiosity. After that, I loaded every indie game on both consoles and I have to admit that I was extremely stupid. Indies are not just good, most of them are better than most AAA titles. They are amazing value to pay in full, let alone get for free in PS+. People complaining about lack of AAAs lately on Plus... no! You should all play those games!

    I know, that's another subject but I had to say it. :)
    Reply 0
  • madjim 15/12/2014

    Those developers are talented, no doubt about it. I'd really like to see a new game from them, not the 100th remake of a Trine game.
    Saying that, I truly enjoyed Trine 2 on PS4.
    Reply +12
  • Controversial mass murdering game Hatred appears on Steam Greenlight

  • madjim 15/12/2014

    UPDATE 2: Australian Government will fund the game's development! :champ: Reply -6
  • Final Fantasy 10 / 10-2 HD Remaster coming to PS4

  • madjim 11/12/2014

    I've already bought the PS3 version for 20 Euros and I just need to find some time to go for it. It seems that purchasing this for PS4 if you own the PS3 version, is not worth it. The PS3 remaster is absolutely great, and I think that if they improve something it will be some aliasing and maybe 60fps, things that do not justify another purchase (it's not a racing or shooter so 60fps don't really improve much gameplay-wise). Reply 0
  • Square Enix confirms Microsoft will publish Rise of the Tomb Raider

  • madjim 09/12/2014

    @Bulbatron
    "I personally, am a big Resident Evil fan, and I'll be devastated if Resident Evil 7 ends up as an exclusive on the console I don't own."

    I'll be more devestated if it ends up being even worse than RE6.
    Reply +1
  • madjim 09/12/2014

    As a PS4 owner I am saying, "fuck that deal"! And also "fuck the SF5 deal". Reply +10
  • Performance Analysis: The Crew

  • madjim 04/12/2014

    I played the beta and I think you are all wrong. Just 70 Euros for having, after a decade of absence, Gordon Freeman driving cars around USA?
    I'd pay 150 for that.
    Reply +2
  • Why are Game of Thrones and Tales from the Borderlands more expensive on PS4 than on Xbox One?

  • madjim 04/12/2014

    I bought Game Of Thrones Season Pass for PS4 and yes, it seemed strange about the price difference. I could buy it for PS3 but I want to move slowly to the new console. One could say that you get a better game technically on PS4, hence the price, but although I haven't seen the PS3 version, the PS4 one definitely didn't seem like a new-gen game. Actually Beyond:Two Souls on PS3 (I mention this game because there are strong similiriaties in the way the games play) looks one thousand times better than GOT. Ok, I greatly enjoy it, as I do with all Telltale games, but the price difference isn't justified. Graphically this could easily be a PS3 game, and not one of the best (always in terms of graphics).
    And after all, the two Xbox versions have the same price? WTF?
    Reply 0
  • The next major Assassin's Creed is set in Victorian London

  • madjim 02/12/2014

    Two AC releases that day. One is Victory and the other the 1.94 final patch for Unity (which I haven't even tried yet). Reply +32
  • Black Friday deals for PlayStation 4, PS3 and Vita

  • madjim 28/11/2014

    I am thinking about getting The Evil Within for PS4. All those who played it, what do you think, does it worth the 35 Euros? I know that I will find it in Amazon cheaper soon, but I live in Greece and the post office costs are an additional issue.
    Edit: This or Shadow Of Mordor?
    Reply 0
  • The Longest Journey remastered is coming to iOS "very soon"

  • madjim 27/11/2014

    @StooMonster
    You're right, totally forgot about that. :) Still, it's kind of sad that I can't pay to have access to those titles.
    Reply 0
  • madjim 27/11/2014

    I know that the Android absence is due to high levels of piracy, but it's game that it'd still make money on the format. Personally I'd buy it immediately. This is one of those cases that makes me feel regret about switching from iOS to Android (though I find it difficult to go back). Reply 0
  • Assassin's Creed Unity's Dead Kings DLC will now be free

  • madjim 27/11/2014

    Nice move from Ubisoft to balance the mayhem they caused. I didn't purchase Unity and won't, not until the game is fixed enough to be at the levels they originally promised. Especially the frame rate issues.
    Anyway, this is nice compensation for those who bought Season Pass. But what I really hope, is that Ubi learnt the lesson the hard way, and won't mess with their customers once again, now that they know that we are not blind sheep. I believe that the next game they will release in such a state will hurt them seriously in the stock market.
    Reply 0
  • Mario Galaxy's planetary physics examined in university paper

  • madjim 25/11/2014

    Coming up next, examination of psysics behind Link's transformation to wolf. Reply 0
  • Dark Souls 2 heading to PS4 and Xbox One

  • madjim 25/11/2014

    Ok, I am guessing this will sell well, and I will buy it since I missed the last-gen version due to lack of free time last year (and we all know that this one needs dedication). But I'd prefer they concentrated in a sequel or something.
    Of course Bloodborne is coming.
    Reply +2
  • Xbox One-exclusive Quantum Break stars Lord of the Rings, X-Men actors

  • madjim 24/11/2014

    Last gen, I bought the 360, because I wanted Alan Wake. IMO, it was worth it (plus I played Lost Odyssey, probably the best JRPG in years, together with Xenonlade). Let's see if the same company will make me do the same once more. Reply +1