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  • Far Cry 5 introduces airplanes, muscle cars and far-right fanatics

  • makeamazing 26/05/2017

    Looks great, and ubi looking at making their open worlds larger/more depth, really interesting if someone can finally start to put together open world games to match or at least try to compete with GTA.

    So fishing, planes, lots of different vehicles, radio stations, interesting location. Cannot wait, shame its next year :(
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  • Anita Sarkeesian brings Tropes vs. Women in Video Games to a close

  • makeamazing 03/05/2017

    The only people triggered here are the gators still bitter about the fact that they're the laughing stock of the gaming community
    @frazzl What are you on about? So its the usual, people don't agree with something, lets label them. oh hold on, isn't that exactly what you are arguing against.

    All I've said is that I don't agree with her arguments. I also don't agree with how a few on here are arguing vehemently the most minor points. If this is how you react to that, then I'm afraid you should be looking closer to home for the problem.

    It's quite easy to make up statistics without any supporting evidence. I can do the same: 99% of people are not fine with these tropes particularly female gamers.
    Well to be fair, we all live in our own bubbles and have our own experiences, but really how many people have you heard moan about TLOU, accept probably two people in this thread. I'm sure you'll change the story and say, "Where did I say I have a problem with TLOU"...

    But if you want to use evidence, just look at all the reviews and awards TLOU got... how many moaned about Tropes.... yeah exactly. Award after award, millions of sales... for such a disgraceful game.

    So you're making shit up again. As for your family, well remember, anecdote != evidence.
    And I will continue to use my own Female family and friends as evidence than you moaning on an internet forum. Because you know what they are female and you are not. They are not offended by gameplay mechanics.

    No one is saying that. Apart from you that is in an effort to discredit Anita.
    And why would you have a problem with me disagreeing with Anita. Is there some god given right that she is right? That we all must agree. I think you just need to read up this forum to see that the consensus is that there are quite a few that don't agree. Or are you saying because you agree with what she says, that *she* must be agreed with? It fits your agenda, and everyone else is wrong?

    If you read back, you'll see the discussion has gone from no strong characters, female needing help with walls, swimming. If people will change the goal posts, what do you expect.

    I will say again, I disagree with her poorly generated arguments. Why do you have a problem with that. I'm not being nasty, I'm not attacking her character.

    People disagree with people all the time. I think you need to get over it.

    Let me disabuse you from the notion that if some members of a group are okay with something this automatically means everyone in that group is okay.
    Hah and you talk about straw man. Seriously that's not the point at all. How over reaching can you get.

    I've said I am perfectly ok with well written characters, with male or females being weak to further a story, to have a female or male character not be able to swim, or need help over a wall. How is any of that anything remotely like the little story you have made up.

    I don't have a problem with the tropes you mentioned... you can accept that or not, I don't really care, because 99.9% don't care (and before you throw the where's your evidence man)... just look at the internet where no ones moaning except you and one other.
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  • makeamazing 01/05/2017

    @wikidd So you are in your 30's and you've gone down the route of penis size jokes. Congrats, you've just proved my point that age doesn't equal maturity.

    I don't agree with SA (which is perfectly my right).... I've not said anything shameful or upsetting to anyone, I don't agree with people giving out death threats....but you are calling me obnoxious human and you are doing penis shame jokes because I don't agree with you. Wow what are you like in real life, people don't agree with your point of view you become an offensive idiot.

    So, congratulations on speaking for the worst generation.
    And what generation would that be..lol. Are you saying young people are the problem? So going into generalisations and stereotyping, good job.

    But, as I've learned as I've gotten older, people are often at their worst when they act out of fear, and shame.
    It seems as you've got older you haven't learnt a great deal in debating, discussion or being a pleasant human being, the very thing you are accusing anyone who doesn't agree with SA or your own opinion of being. I think you may be in your 30's but you need to do a lot more growing up mentally.

    No fear here, I don't agree with the premise of the SA videos. Get over it.

    Back then you had to be clever to even get online.

    How did you ever make it online if you had to be clever ;)

    I only posted out of sadness, a despair, over how the gaming culture I've been part of for 20+ years has degenerated.
    It's degenerated because a small minority like yourself have to moan about the smallest of issues in games, while totally ignoring the real issues.

    Come back for an adult discussion when you've grown up a bit. Maybe give it another 10-15 years.

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  • makeamazing 01/05/2017

    And there are no other ways of achieving this?
    @frazzl - Well I guess theres no way of achieving gameplay features in games without triggering a certain type of person.

    They are a games company, they decided to have the game work this way. 99% of people are perfectly fine with this (including strangely enough women).

    Do you find it strange that its generally only men (and very few) complaining about this as an issue? Of course I am assuming you are male.... but other than AS whose argument is about as solid as a chocolate tea cup, I'm not seeing an outpouring of women complaining about TLOU. In fact with a wife and daughter in my life, both think TLOU is awesome. So i think i'll take their opinion over yours thanks.

    I wish people would complain about the issues that really have an effect, rather than these non issues. Poor writing, lack of well written characters (which cannot be pointed at TLOU), long hours of crunch, opportunities for all, ageism.... oh no these things are not important, but a character not being able to swim thats female..., yeah thats the issue.

    What you and your brethren are doing is taking her examples in isolation. Considering TLOU in a vacuum, yes you are right, there is no issue. However TLOU is one of many games where the female character acts as a roadblock of sorts. This is indicative of a problematic pattern.
    LOL make your mind up. You were talking about strawman situation.

    The only stereotype here is one of women being "weak or vulnerable". Both men and women can be weak and/or vulnerable. Both men and women can be strong. If we saw this diversity in games we wouldn't be having this discussion.
    Have you even played TLOU? You know there is also male characters in the game that are weak and vulnerable. LOL. Even the main male character is weak and vulnerable in the game, he's near death and needs a teenage girl to rescue him. There are multiple cases of weak male characters in this game. Including a boy who gets infected and his adult brother who kills himself... or do you just ignore this to suit your own arguments.

    Seriously have you even played this game.

    Now if you are saying you need the *WHOLE* game to project only strong and powerful female characters... then sorry but thats stupid and goes back to poor, unrealistic writing suggestion that people are talking about.

    Nice to see you resort to tokenism.
    What you are saying is that if women say the game is ok, you'll dismiss it to try and make your own agenda. Yes well done.
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  • makeamazing 01/05/2017

    Lol. You're a child, aren't you?
    @wikidd Did I trigger you? hah.

    You wouldn't be getting upset by someone having a problem with things you like are you? Oh the irony.

    Peoples age doesn't equal maturity.. I guess you are a case in point.
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  • makeamazing 30/04/2017

    @wikidd What has my age got to do with anything? You should just stop with the sly snide comments...its a bit too obvious.

    All I have done is put an alternate view, so if you don't care why do you need to reply? Why do you need to defend? Somehow I think its you who have the problem with anyone having an alternative view to your own.

    Seriously though, how old are you? I'm in my 30s, and I don't really care if people have a problem with the things I like. That's an attitude most people grow out of.
    Hah really. Never heard such tosh. You are saying no one over the age of 30 disagrees with people saying stupid things? Have you never watched a political debate on TV or read a thread on Facebook, or just visited eurogamer from time to time. Happens all the time, think you might need to experience the world more.
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  • makeamazing 30/04/2017

    @Werepossum - exactly.

    I don't think theres any point in trying to come up with any reasonable explanations when some people will latch onto anything to moan about.

    I just can't believe that some people are now bemoaning the fact that a character who can't swim is a problem because its a girl. I mean seriously... this is absolutely absurd ... lots of kids can't swim, and in a zombie infested world, you'd think kids would have better things to learn.... but now thats sexist etc... this would've been laughed at in any other industry by now.

    What I've found in life is these people who bemoan this stuff on the internet are the very people who have double standards in life... but always have the attitude that everyone else is wrong.
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  • makeamazing 30/04/2017

    @wikidd I never said I was ashamed of playing games. What I said was they are trying to make people ashamed of playing games. Big difference....

    She has never said that.
    Quoting her, she said "I'm not a fan of video games... I would love to play video games, but I don't want to go around shooting people and ripping off their heads, and, it's just gross.". I've been playing video games since the 80's and I can tell you this, anyone with knowledge of video games will know there is more to games than just FPS games. There are tens of thousands of games which don't involve that.

    This means you're either a child, or one of those insufferable adults who can't take any kind of criticism without having a meltdown.
    Where am I having a meltdown.... lol... the old throwing of insults as a defence eh... I'm neither a child or an insufferable adult who cannot take criticism. As this is an internet forum, I am just as much allowed to present my criticism for her arguments, just as much as anyone who thinks her work is great.

    The only person here who seems to be getting bent out of shape is you. Perhaps you are either a child or an insufferable adult who cannot take any kind of criticism without having a meltdown..hah.
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  • makeamazing 30/04/2017

    The issue is not that Ellie can't swim. This was an example, one of a number, demonstrating how female videogame characters are often prevented from traversing a level without help from a male counterpart. We don't see the opposite very frequently - like the example you gave. If we did then we wouldn't be having this discussion about her video.
    @frazzl Really this is how silly we are getting now?

    The helping of a character over a wall is a natural break in the game as usually its loading stuff in the background, and its a way of slowing down the pace, setting a scene or providing a story element (gives the characters time to speak) or all of these things. The game has a male character and it has a teenager, who in TLOU is a girl. Are we really going to start moaning that a teenager needs help over a wall... really? You seem to only have your eyes set on the fact she is a girl and she needs help. Thats just cherry picking a particular situation, which is exactly the complaint that people have on AS. Picking an tiny element of a game which lets be fair is fantastic. I mean the main male character gets seriously hurt and she saves his life.... they couldn't have written it any more perfectly to make everyone happy.

    Are we now saying if a character is female, they have to be strong, they have to be able to do everything themselves? They cannot be in any way weak or vulnerable, they must fit this perfect stereotype? You know that real life isnt like this right? If i get a female perspective on this (rather than in most cases men moaning about women issues that women are not moaning about), my wife wouldnt even see it as a problem. If i have to explain to a women that men are moaning about an issue she doesn't see, what does that tell you? She would probably also say, women lack upper body strength.

    This is my problem with a certain side of gamers, who just moan about everything. Not every game has to be the same, not everything has to represent everyone and everything. Its perfectly acceptable to a game that doesn't tick all of the boxes. If you want a game about a particular issue, problem, race, location, character traits, go make it... games companies try their hardest to please everyone, and they'll never succeed because the internet if fully of moaning people who love to create mountains out of molehills.
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  • makeamazing 30/04/2017

    Personally it disappoints me that gaming websites love to post her comments and thoughts, even though she has said herself, she doesn't like games, would never play them, and many of her arguments are poorly written or have massive holes in them (why would any gaming site bother posting thoughts from someone who doesn't like or play games, makes no sense). They don't even try to post counter arguments or discussions.

    I don't really understand why except for page clicks or perhaps some hipster point of views.. who knows. There is no really good reason why a poorly generated argument should be given so much airtime by sites who say they are journalists, but without doing any journalism when she creates an article (they just post verbatim most of the time).

    It also annoys me because gaming does so much good, and all of the indies out there making great games have so much trouble getting any airtime from gaming sites at all. I mean look at Rezzed, EGX, E3, Gamescon etc etc a good amount of games turned up at these events, but how many did we actually see mentioned... only the large games or those with figureheads...

    Perhaps gaming sites can get back to talking about games and actually showing some of them rather than posting tripe which just tries to make people ashamed of playing games. It was bad enough in the 80's when we had the whole "Horror movies" and gaming is evil stuff (and Dungeons and Dragons should be banned), we don't need to go back to those times of over censorship Mary Whitehouse types.
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  • Prey's first hour tested on PS4 and Xbox One

  • makeamazing 01/05/2017

    Feels like a mix of Dead Space and Bioshock (seems like it took a lot from bioshock). Don't like the initial baddie creature as i find it difficult to bloody find when they jump close.

    Graphically its not amazing, but it does the job functionally.

    So far its not bad, i kind of like it.
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  • Red Dead Redemption GTA5 mod shut down after three-year development

  • makeamazing 24/04/2017

    Probably a RDR remaster coming...... Reply +2
  • Zelda: Breath of the Wild's Fire Keese has an interesting reaction to rain

  • makeamazing 22/04/2017

    Is this really a news article...lol

    What next

    "You won't believe what this Mom finds in Zelda will amaze you"
    "You'll be shocked by Links IQ"
    "Zelda uses this one trick...."
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  • Jonathan Blow teases prototype of his next game

  • makeamazing 20/04/2017

    But what about Mama June, and what did she look like at 150LBS.... Reply +1
  • Fez is coming to iOS this year

  • makeamazing 14/04/2017

    2012 was a bad year.
    @RichardAM No it must have been a terrible year :D
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  • 10 games that defined the ZX Spectrum

  • makeamazing 09/04/2017

    Some additional ones..

    Thanatos
    Contact Sam Cruise
    Great Escape
    Trap Door
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  • EGX Rezzed 2017: Eight of the best games from the show floor

  • makeamazing 01/04/2017

    There are so many good indie games at these shows, its a damn shame that you cannot do this kind of thing for all of them over the course of the event. Reply 0
  • Watch: Ian shows Johnny around Sniper Elite 4's new story DLC, Johnny tries not to murder Ian

  • makeamazing 21/03/2017

    I'll go back to it after I've finished Horizon. I was enjoying it, but finding out after level 3 that you cannot manual save and get 100% annoyed me, so I've moved on for a little bit. Reply 0
  • There's an all-star NCsoft MOBA and it's got Statesman from City of Heroes

  • makeamazing 21/03/2017

    I was talking about COH to my son only yesterday. I find it a shame that MMO's which have game playing value just disappear without a trace, it really is a shame :( Reply +4
  • New For Honor emotes spark fresh debate about the cost of Steel

  • makeamazing 17/03/2017

    Well that certainly means I can miss this game now. I was interested in it but I'm not going to support this kind of crap behaviour. Reply +24
  • PlayStation 3 production ends soon in Japan

  • makeamazing 17/03/2017

    The PS3 came into its own with the Slim (not the super slim).. at that point sony had so many games coming out, while the X360 decided to concentrate on 3rd parties. Doesn't seem that different to now really. Reply +4
  • Mass Effect Andromeda's early access trial is getting a mixed response

  • makeamazing 17/03/2017

    I'm sorry if people thought Destiny "Wizard on the moon" thing wasn't acceptable as VO (I actually didn't mind his voice in the game), I cannot see how the VO of that one video is anywhere near acceptable, that's not even indie quality. Reply +3
  • Meet the man camping for a month to get the Nintendo Switch

  • makeamazing 24/02/2017

    I once waited in line to see Sylvester Mcoy from Dr Who fame, because my brother in law wanted to go and couldn't drive. I once queued up to see Bruce Campbell and Robert Englund as my wife wanted to see them and she cannot drive...

    So moral of my story is make sure your family can drive :(
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  • makeamazing 24/02/2017

    And some people wonder why ISIS, Al Qaeda or whoever want to murder us all.
    @obidanshinobi Because they are psychopaths.... got nothing to do with waiting in line.
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  • makeamazing 24/02/2017

    Just use amazon prime, so much easier....lol Reply +2
  • For Honor outmuscles Sniper Elite 4 to top UK chart

  • makeamazing 21/02/2017

    @kangarootoo

    I think I probably should have clarified more, I don't mind sneaking around doing sniper shots, but I spend most of my time, trying to sneak around because my shots are seen/heard because I am having to play on hard for the achievements. Which means I spend more time killing people by *Not* sniping.

    I think I'll enjoy the game on an easier mode where I can just enjoy the sniping.
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  • makeamazing 20/02/2017

    Sniper Elite is not bad, enjoying it. Shame that I am forced to play on hard to get 100% of achievements.

    Played about 5 hours so far, maybe a bit too much sneaking around, but enjoyable.
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  • Watch: 60 minutes of Thimbleweed Park

  • makeamazing 20/02/2017

    Looks great, a return to old school. Reply +2
  • A new Vampire: The Masquerade game has been released

  • makeamazing 17/02/2017

    Shame, the original game is a classic and I wish someone would make a new one... Reply +8
  • Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy release date set for June

  • makeamazing 16/02/2017

    Awesome, another great game to add to my massive backlog, but I don't care, I'll support this because its fantastic, and I don't mind more of these please :) Reply +4
  • Fallout 4 on PS4 Pro: the upgrade we've been waiting for?

  • makeamazing 12/02/2017

    Nice work as always DF... Reply +32
  • Fans really want to have sex with Mass Effect's new alien

  • makeamazing 10/02/2017

    This feels so much more like a sub topic when you review Mass Effect and not an article. Its a shame really because there are so many games/gaming news/info, even quick looks that could have taken place that would have been more useful to my time and more interesting to read. Just seems like a rubbish filler article...

    Need more Ian, and DF as they are great, so I'm not trying to be all negative.
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  • Nintendo Switch dark horse Snipperclips in action

  • makeamazing 22/01/2017

    Looks cute and love the facial stuff, not a complex game but quite a nice little puzzle game. I think this is what Nintendo does quite well that the others don't even attempt to (perhaps its the audience).

    Note ... Though Trumps IQ will shock you... twice according to the ads so perhaps he might be able to figure out the puzzles in this game.
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  • Ubisoft picks up DJ Hero, Guitar Hero Live dev FreeStyle Games

  • makeamazing 18/01/2017

    Ubisoft will have them designing cathedrals for upcoming Assassin's Creed titles.
    @FASELI Who cares what they make, they'll still have jobs and be able to pay their bills and buy food.... personally much more important than just mocking Ubisoft. There is no doubt in my mind that if Ubisoft hadn't jumped in then Activision would have closed them down.
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  • Microsoft's 2017: momentum at last, and a golden opportunity

  • makeamazing 06/01/2017

    So Sony with 20+ confirmed titles is "Steady as she goes" (but basically boring according to Wes), while Ms has a few confirmed (but not a lot else) and its bringing out a new piece of expensive tech with currently no games to support it and its going to be more expensive than the slims by at least $100, and its a golden opportunity.... and it sounds sketchy and thats really exciting...

    What?
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  • Sony's 2017: steady as she goes as PS4 goes big on games

  • makeamazing 05/01/2017

    9 games of interest on that list for me, thats nearly 1 per month and thats before we get into the 3rd party stuff which will easily be another 10-15 games.

    I know review sites get their games for free so perhaps they have less interest/ownership in games, but I'll probably end up with 25 games easy this year, and thats a big cost and time issue.
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  • Assassin's Creed film review

  • makeamazing 02/01/2017

    I am using it now & it's awesome! I've signed up for my account and have been bringing in fat paychecks. For real, my first week I made 350 and the 2nd week I doubled it & then it kinda snowballed to 150 a day! just folllow the course.. they will help you out
    @louisewilliams02 I'm sorry Loiuse, I've made it my new years resolution not to get out of bed for anything less than 1000 per day.
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  • makeamazing 02/01/2017

    I went to see it today, and my main problem with it was poor direction. The film is ok, it's entertaining but wow the director makes it hard to watch. Way too many sweeping camera shots and weirdness.

    But overall, not a bad little movie. 6.5-7/10. Did like the animus sections though, they were very well done.
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  • Digital Foundry's guide to PS4 Pro game upgrades

  • makeamazing 31/12/2016

    Would be nice if you could also put the patch version with each description, you've done it for some but not all, just so we can identify if any further patches have come along and if potentially further improvements. Reply 0
  • We've added a new article recommendation system to Eurogamer

  • makeamazing 16/12/2016

    These dodgy in page "You may like" is one of those new things on the web, where it see's an uptick in traffic but everyone hates it. Its recently appeared on the BBC news website, so I'm sure there are many "web seminars" now saying how wonderful an idea this is... but its pants. I mean the users have already had the best answer, put it on the side bar or at the very bottom of the article. It's less intrusive and much easier for people to read the article of the page they actually are reading.

    In terms of improvements:

    1. Get rid of those awful chav ad's.
    2. VGChartz has a wonderful feature for keep track of where you are on the comments thread and tells you when there is a new post, you click on it and it takes you back to the last post you read/replied to, not this, have to scroll through hundreds of comments you've already viewed to try and get back to where you were. - I would bring back comments pages, because large comment threads are a nightmare.
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  • PlayStation Experience 2016 live report

  • makeamazing 03/12/2016

    Well its nice to have a december conference, get into xmas spirit, but also get to see what interesting things might appear next year. Reply 0
  • The big list of PS4 Pro-enhanced launch games

  • makeamazing 11/11/2016

    Great to see the list growing, going to be interesting trying some of these out, especially Infamous (even though I've completed it)

    Off to argos at lunch as good old amazon said they were out for delivery yesterday, hadn't got anything by 10pm, and now this morning they say they have lost the parcel, but don't worry we'll give it another 48 hours to find it, "thats ok right".... nope thats why I'm off to get my pro at lunch. Unfortunately I also need to wait 5-7 days before they'll refund me on a parcel they havent delivered... they are becoming a bit of a joke these days :(
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  • PlayStation 4 Pro unboxed - and what's next for Digital Foundry

  • makeamazing 04/11/2016

    Don't understand why DF think a split embargo is a weird idea, Makes perfect sense for Sony to gets sites to spread its content out over a period of time rather than just a massive amount of content over a one day period or so. Reply 0
  • Video games remade in cardboard

  • makeamazing 30/10/2016

    I got XCOM last year, its still sealed, I only got it because I love XCOM, I might never open it :D

    I am starting to collecting boardgames a bit like i do with computer games, if i like the game then I'll buy the boardgames, I don't have enough friend to actually play any of them... oh well :D
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  • The Skyrim Special Edition launch day mod difference between PS4 and Xbox One

  • makeamazing 28/10/2016

    People still care about achievements/trophies?
    @Loefah Yes people do.
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  • makeamazing 28/10/2016

    Not using Mods, just want to try and play the game in a better frame rate than it was on PS3.

    Just seen the start and it looks quite nice.
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  • Watch: Ian plays the first three hours of Skyrim Special Edition

  • makeamazing 28/10/2016

    my copy hasn't turned up yet, so you will have to hold off if you want to play it the same time as me :( Reply 0
  • Jelly Deals roundup: Win a free copy of Civ 6, GeForce 1060 for 200, and more

  • makeamazing 22/10/2016

    If you click on the link to the 1060, it says 302 not 199..... guess game are out of stock already. Reply +2
  • Red Dead Redemption 2 trailer is stunningly beautiful, stunningly short

  • makeamazing 21/10/2016

    @stigdu hehe you could have also used..

    You'll be surprised how good RDR2 looks these days. :D
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  • What happens when a tram collides with 100 people in GTA5?

  • makeamazing 15/10/2016

    That video seems about 4 minutes too long... Reply 0