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  • GOG adds Linux early: 50 games arrive today

  • makeamazing 24/07/2014

    @hithlum Yeah, I don't get it either.. it's a shame, I've got about 90+ games, but except for about 5 in my wish list, there hasn't been anything of interest for a very long time :(

    It's very disappointing because there are so many classics I would love to see.
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  • makeamazing 24/07/2014

    It's good that they've done this, but we need more old games, they seemed to have become the indie shop over the last 12 months... which is not the reason why i purchased games there..

    Edit: Not sure why I've got negged for a true statement. GOG used to mean Good Old Games, there is a lack of new old games being added these days, and it's becoming more like Steam. I purchased lots of games from them, because they were different, and because i could get really old games that I loved playing for a cheap price and get them running on new hardware. Not sure why that is a negative.
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  • Watch this parkour team go Assassin's Creed over Paris rooftops

  • makeamazing 23/07/2014

    If i did this i would be dead or broken within about 30 seconds.... so credit to them, it's very impressive... but some of those heights...gah :) Reply +11
  • Xbox One's August update adds automatic download for digital purchases

  • makeamazing 18/07/2014

    This is one area Sony really need to improve. One of the initially announced features at the console reveal (suspend & resume) is still MIA.
    @dogmanstaruk - to be fair, both companies have failed to delivery on some of their early promises.

    All consoles will be dev kits early on release... Family Sharing...

    But yes I hope Sony do have some major updates soon.
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  • No PS3 to PS4 upgrade discount for The Last of Us Remastered

  • makeamazing 16/07/2014

    Why are people complaining about there being no upgrade discount, i mean seriously, you purchased the game, you played it, you got your monies worth and now its on a new platform after much work from ND by the sounds of things... you cry and moan that you want it cheaper before you buy it again. I wish gamers weren't so entitled.

    If you want to play it again on the PS4, there are many good deals around...if you don't want to pay for it, then don't.. just go play the PS3 version again..simples.

    As for people saying there is no difference, right now no gameplay has been shown, the cutscenes won't show much difference, i am sure the changes will be significant... only two weeks to go.
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  • Battlefield turned Payday 2 designer starts new indie studio

  • makeamazing 14/07/2014

    "If I start fighting with people or I'm restless, you start to see the same things happening. After a while I was just like 'Maybe it's just time to admit the thing I've been fighting all of my career,'
    Unfortunately the lower down you are in a games company the more fighting you need to do... I am not surprised more people want to go the indie route.
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  • Pentium G3258 Anniversary Edition review

  • makeamazing 13/07/2014

    I think this is the specs:

    PROCESSOR INTEL CORE 2 QUAD-CORE PROCESS - Q9300 (2.50 Ghz) (4CPUS 2.7Ghz)
    4GB DUAL CHANNEL DDR2 800MHZ [4X1024MB]
    Graphics - ATI HD S700 Series

    ftp://ftp.dell.com/Manuals/all-products/esuprt_desktop/esuprt_xps_desktop/xps-630_owner%27s%20manual_en-us.pdf

    This was a Dell XPS630i, it had a better graphics card before it melted :)

    The case is lovely for this machine, so would if possible just upgrade this machine..

    Any help would be very much appreciated.
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  • makeamazing 13/07/2014

    @PearOfAnguish Not sure.. it was a very good computer at the time, but he's complaining that the memory is DDR2 etc and it's running very slow ... will try and upload the specs of what he has shortly. Reply 0
  • makeamazing 13/07/2014

    @Suarez07 Thanks very much... will take a good read of that, see what my options are.

    Probably would go intel, just because i feel they are a more reliable company (may totally be wrong but its just a past reliability issue with amd.)
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  • makeamazing 13/07/2014

    @Suarez07 -

    I have a case (actually two) in the loft that I haven't used since my failed attempt in 2004... need to find out what motherboard they would hold, probably have power supply as well (x2..lol)

    Monitor/keyboard/mouse and probably hard disk (have a few spare since I replaced them out of the PS4/PS3's).

    But yeah think i would just start from scratch for everything else.
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  • makeamazing 13/07/2014

    Thanks for the comments, will look at seeing if I can build a PC for my son (even if i have to buy the parts in bits), it's been a long while since I've attempted such a thing (2004 ish and it all went horribly wrong :) Reply +1
  • makeamazing 13/07/2014

    My son is complaining that the PC I gave him a few years back is way too slow, I used to be knowledgable in PC's but these days have no idea, and even reading the G3258 article all the different numbers confuse me :)

    Would people recommend building a PC these days or buying one? I think I have a budget of around 600 (no monitor required etc).
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  • Tech Analysis: The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt

  • makeamazing 12/07/2014

    Going to be an interesting game for sure, and though I didn't play much of W2, still getting it day 1. Reply 0
  • Far Cry 4 villain's magnificent suit explained

  • makeamazing 12/07/2014

    With some posters saying this "Trope" of an enemy character who kills everything is getting boring, well I guess you don't really get Farcry then. That's part of the FC charm, it's a slightly out there story packaged with seriousness...you need an enemy who is larger than life in a game like this.

    From what I've seen, Farcry looks far from boring. So please take your "Trope" with you as you close the door. :)
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  • The best games of 2014 are actually from 2013 - and that's okay

  • makeamazing 12/07/2014

    Indeed all other industries don't complain when they remaster stuff. Was looking at some music last night and some of the one bands albums were greatest hits or remastered digital/updates. I often buy 80's movies again on Blur Ray.

    As long as the new stuff is coming, no problem if they fill some of the gaps with HD editions, in fact I am very happy to replay old games in new skins, as long as the effort has been put into the updates.

    Would love a Red Dead or Uncharted HD edition. Would even get a God of War one as long as they remastered the older games. But would really love an uncharted collection before the end of next year... now that would be awesome.
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  • Video: The flattest performances by Hollywood actors in games

  • makeamazing 10/07/2014

    Yeah Blood Dragon and Michael Biehn's performance was awesome. Shame Outside Xbox took those clips out of context, as it really makes he come across as an ass, when he was just playing up to the camera, like the lead designer. Reply +1
  • The real story behind The Sun's "Gaming as addictive as heroin" headline

  • makeamazing 08/07/2014

    @EricJohn004 Exactly the problem isn't with games its with humans who have addictive qualities.

    I mean people are addicted to everything, and let's be honest, gaming is more positive than it is negative.
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  • The grand strategies of Firaxis

  • makeamazing 06/07/2014

    Awesome article, massive fan of Firaxis. Would love to see a new Pirates game from them though... was hoping their silence when AC Black Flag came out was an indication that one was in development... but perhaps not :) Reply +3
  • "It's not historically accurate!"

  • makeamazing 05/07/2014

    I was actually more interested in the context of the story being - "games were not historically accurate", rather than the whole female/male character debate. So it's a shame it had to go in that direction.

    For example I love roman history, roman history is fascinating and full of amazing intrigue and double crosses. So when a game like Ryse came out, I was generally excited, until I heard about that it had a supernatural/god of war like story (not sure how true this is because i didn't actually play it). For me that would have been a more important article. Ok gameplay is perfectly acceptable to have hay bales to land into, I'm not talking about gameplay (though it has to feel natural to work with the story)... I'm talking about the storytelling.

    Gaming is still considered immature in the stories that it tells, and I don't have any issues with stories that go into the supernatural (Uncharted 1 and the zombies etc). But I think there is a lot of poor writing in the games industry where they make a story less mature because they don't feel the players can handle it. How many games like TLOU do we get in a generation, with fantastic writing and emotion... not many unfortunately. And this goes back to my point, gaming still hasn't matured enough in it's story telling and changing history into something it's not, when being more accurate to it, would actually make a more compelling story.

    So not interested in the whole female/male debate, but actually more interested in the why game stories do not equal the quality of say TV show writing... and why game studios feel that players cannot handle more accurate story telling... that would have been a more interesting article.
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  • Xenonauts review

  • makeamazing 03/07/2014

    @PlugMonkey Yeah me too, many games I do have those rose tinted glasses, but X-com Terror from the deep, is still awesome today as it was when i played it back then. Reply +5
  • Bandai Namco picks up Slightly Mad's Project Cars

  • makeamazing 03/07/2014

    Last time I saw it, it looks great, but the handling....was very poor. Hope they fix it before release. Reply 0
  • Single-player survival mystery Escape Dead Island announced

  • makeamazing 01/07/2014

    That looks.... errrm terrible. If they are not careful they might actually get people confused that this is what the next Dead Island (2) is going to look like.

    Seems like poor execution and poor timing...

    Ps - Really 39.... are you serious...
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  • The Last of Us Remastered PS4 bundle confirmed for UK

  • makeamazing 27/06/2014

    If you cannot see much of a difference between the graphics comparison its because I believe these are cutscenes and were already pretty much at the highest resolution possible... it's the gameplay that matters as that used lower quality textures etc to the cutscenes, but obviously we have only seen 1 bit of gameplay and it looked a lot different. Reply +8
  • Crytek's Ryse 2 canned as financial struggle spreads to Shanghai

  • makeamazing 26/06/2014

    The big question for me is would giving MS the rights to Ryse save the company for a couple of years (allowing them to properly restructure) or it's just BS.

    Because if that is true, then I would think the situation is disgraceful, because Ryse isn't something that should prevent a company wanting to support itself and pay its staff, who i am sure have families and mortgages. Giving the IP to MS so they can make another ryse game seems a very small price to pay for the sake of their employees and the company ..... if that is indeed true.
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  • Rainbow Six Siege has male and female hostages

  • makeamazing 25/06/2014

    Really getting bored of these people who are raising issues with games where there are none... and people who keep throwing the word "Trope" around hoping it makes them sound like they have a valid argument..

    So now we can't have a game with female hostages because it makes them look weak or some other bullshit like it's a stereotype... seriously.
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  • Does Assassin's Creed Unity feel like a generational leap?

  • makeamazing 25/06/2014

    @Zomoniac I can't stand tailing/eavesdropping missions, why they haven't figured out how annoyingly bad they are... hopefully this game removes them because it ruins the AC games for me.

    Also get rid of guards on top of buildings outside redzones, they create a parkour world that is interrupted by all the soldiers standing on top of buildings doing nothing spotting you.

    Really enjoyed black flag but both these things made it a lesser game (still enjoyed it though).
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  • Batman: Arkham Knight's PS4-exclusive Scarecrow Nightmare Pack detailed

  • makeamazing 24/06/2014

    @jetsetwillie Well the problem was that MS set the major precedent last gen, what was Sony to do, just sit on the sidelines and let MS have it all it's own way?

    I'm not a fan of exclusive DLC at all (Fallout really annoyed me last gen), but I don't think Sony had much of a choice. They need to combat MS and they knew this is one area MS is big on.. so thereby they have to do the same.

    The thing for sony though, as many more people will buy a PS4 version over an XBO or PC version, then less people are losing out, so i guess that's one consolation (though not much :)
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  • Tales from the Borderlands is Telltale's triumphant return to its comedic roots

  • makeamazing 23/06/2014

    @spongebob Is it wrong for a gaming website to preview a game and actually like it and get excited for it?

    They can be gamer geeks as well :)
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  • Digital Foundry: Hands-on with Far Cry 4

  • makeamazing 21/06/2014

    Game looks awesome and I cannot wait to play it. Really enjoyed FC3 and to be fair, i dont recall any major performance issues on the PS3 and I thought it looked nice... so yeah, cannot wait :) Reply +4
  • GOG Summer Sale 2014 begins

  • makeamazing 13/06/2014

    Yeah please stop using that picture... when sneaking a quick look at work on the computer at EG... it's a bit more weird NSFW to see that image...lol

    Is it me or has GOG gone down in quality terms of adding old games, don't see many of them these days and that was my main buying reason.... it's all about the new indie games, which is fine, but I want more classics, they just seem to have run dry :(
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  • Dead Island 2 has opt-out 8-player multiplayer

  • makeamazing 12/06/2014

    @Soviet666 They've been replaced by a very capable team... in fact i am more than happy, because DI1 even though very enjoyable it was technically poor on the PS3 and the game had terrible voice acting... I loved it, but there is much to improve.. and I think these are the guys to do it. Reply +2
  • Sony had more wow moments, but Microsoft has closed the competence gap

  • makeamazing 10/06/2014

    @man_on_fire Yeah and:

    White PS4
    Destiny Beta weekend
    Farcry 4 co-op feature
    Battlefield Beta

    Except for that dead 20 minutes, Sony's E3 was very good.
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  • makeamazing 10/06/2014

    Totally agree, MS's conference was better presented and paced, while Sony had the much more interesting games on show. So Sony wins for me... as people keep saying its about the games.

    But that middle segment... sony what were you doing..lol
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  • The Order: 1886 release date confirmed

  • makeamazing 10/06/2014

    It doesn't look ready to me, but they have time to finish it i suppose. The stream was bad last night, but when he was shooting that werewolf it didn't have any solid impact.... just seemed disappointing. Reply -5
  • The Last of Us Remastered release date announced

  • makeamazing 10/06/2014

    Awesome - cannot wait. Yeah don't watch that if you haven't played before...spoiler city :) Reply 0
  • Dead Island 2 announced

  • makeamazing 10/06/2014

    Was pleasantly surprised by this announcement... loved dead island. Looks like they are running (pardon the pun) with the humour side of the game.

    Oh well love me some zombies, day 1 :)
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  • Destiny beta release date set for mid-July as a timed PlayStation exclusive

  • makeamazing 10/06/2014

    Wow that white controller looked awesome...mmmmm. Reply 0
  • Sony's E3 conference

  • makeamazing 10/06/2014

    @KopparbergDave The stream was on Eurogamer, I accessed it through the PS4 web app and then put it full screen... cheating I know but it worked. Reply 0
  • makeamazing 10/06/2014

    Really pleased that the Ubisoft and Sony presentations can be expanded full screen on the PS4.. so I can watch it on TV, very frustrating that I wasn't able to do this for MS's... Reply 0
  • makeamazing 10/06/2014

    @Azryial Sleep is for the wise! Reply 0
  • makeamazing 10/06/2014

    This better be good now I'm staying up... I'd better not be disappointed like last year!! Reply 0
  • Microsoft's E3 press conference

  • makeamazing 10/06/2014

    7/10 for me, solid, they showed lots of games, but many were 3rd party. No megabombs, no shocks or surprises.. but solid performance. Reply 0
  • makeamazing 10/06/2014

    @70sStylePimp you are right commercial success doesn't equate to quality, but i think the general populous isn't generally excited by platinum games. They are an acquired taste and their sales numbers confirm that. Reply 0
  • makeamazing 09/06/2014

    @Vlad27145 hehe yeah.. DragonAge looked ok, but still haven't got far in 1, and 2 is still sealed. But yeah, unfortunately i think in my case I will buy most of those 3rd party games - but on PS4.. everything else was just not for me. Reply 0
  • makeamazing 09/06/2014

    @Vlad27145 dunno guess as I am in my early 40's, I just don't kinect (pardon the pun) with some of these games... want more serious titles.. they all seems a bit Hip... Reply 0
  • makeamazing 09/06/2014

    @70sStylePimp as their games generally sell very poorly then perhaps people don't care much for their games :) Reply 0
  • makeamazing 09/06/2014

    So this means EA will be at Sony's conference for sure... Don't expect Sony not to have lots of 3rd party games being shown off either. Reply 0
  • makeamazing 09/06/2014

    @AmicableWalrus Yeah I was expecting a massive bomb of an exclusive, but it didn't come, very surprising. Reply 0
  • makeamazing 09/06/2014

    @Vlad27145 - The platinum game looked a bit weird to be fair, and crackdown, well looked like Sunset overdrive, don't know if its just me but they have about 3 or 4 games that have the same art style... which I don't particularly like. Reply 0
  • makeamazing 09/06/2014

    Lots of games no doubt, but a large chunk of Exclusive reveals which were not XboxOne only games... and not really anything that makes me want to buy an XBO. Reply 0