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  • Microsoft Surface RT review

  • tesodosbichos 31/10/2012

    Put aside this review going to extremes with regard to criticism and disagreeing with the majority of other reviews from respected technology sites. Most of the criticism appears to focus on issues that were corrected in updates prior to general realise. Several reviews criticise the same things, such as lag when gaming, which simply does not agree with the experience of users running the updated device. It is the main difficulty of reviewing new devices. You get it early but generally speaking miss out on updates correcting much of the early issues. As for the Surface itself I neither own nor have tried one. I am simply contrasting the reviews and user experience I have read to date. I am interesting but only in a Pro. We shall see how things develop. Reply +6
  • App of the Day: Gridrunner

  • tesodosbichos 02/03/2012

    Oh look yet another iOS game. This section is catering far too much to iOS despite its market share being less than 50% of Android. I understand iOS is 'popular' and I have no interest in getting into that debate but could we at least have more even coverage going forward? Could we also try to avoid yet more fanboy -1 idiocy. Reply -4
  • Hitman Absolution gameplay in London press event video

  • tesodosbichos 02/03/2012

    @glaeken I find your claim that I have been playing the game wrong to be laughable at best. Your belief Hitman is not a third person game, a cover system does not aid stealth and continuing to provide the user with different options to complete a mission as they see fit is wrong is also very strange. Not to be that guy but surely achieving 1000 on Blood Money would suggest I know something about how to approach the game as the developers intended? Sometimes I go for the Silent Assassin rating, other times I opt for accidents and sometimes I just like the challenge in 'wiping out as many people as possible'. The point is the game gives you these options which is why it is so good and has replay value. In a game that heavily involves stealth and rewards the user for being a Silent Assassin a first person view simply does not cut it. Neither does the lack of a cover system to best utilise the third person view and to aid your stealth. I'm glad it is being addressed in the latest game and I am sure I am not alone in that view. Reply 0
  • tesodosbichos 01/03/2012

    @glaeken

    While a cover system was not included in the old games it would have been helpful in certain levels and I think in a Hitman game of 2012 it would be a valuable addition to the gameplay. It gives us options in how we want to play the game or approach a particular situation.
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  • tesodosbichos 01/03/2012

    Want.

    Edit: the video works for me on FF.
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  • Vodafone 3G Vita offers free WipEout and 4GB memory

  • tesodosbichos 08/02/2012

    If we use Amazon as a comparison:

    3G + bundle + top-up + free Wipeout = 269 + 15 + 5 = 289
    Wi-Fi + bundle + buy Wipeout = 219 + 15 + 30 = 264


    I doubt I will buy a Vita but I know if I did I would be going for the Wi-Fi and simply tethering to my phone if I ever required a data signal while out and about.
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  • FarmVille, Mafia Wars to leave Facebook?

  • tesodosbichos 11/05/2010

    The rumour I read was that Facebook and Zynga have already agreed a deal. Facebook stops interfering with their games (by breaking various features) but in return Zynga migrates all of their games to Facebook only. No doubt there is some green involved as well. The rumour explains the various new Mafia Wars features giving away high end loot in order to reduce the platform difference between accounts (as some that would migrate have several years advantage in terms of gameplay) while it also helps to explain the current code that is tied to each Mafia Wars account as it will be this code that other platform uses will need to enter when they migrate their game data across to Facebook. Reply 0
  • Call of Duty Classic

  • tesodosbichos 07/12/2009

    I love how it is now the vogue thing for faux gamers to criticise MW2, IW and now, by extension, the original COD. They think it makes them look like gaming connoisseurs to go against the grain. The reality of the situation is a lot more tragic. As for this port it is poorly done and does not do the original PC game justice. If anyone wants to revisit it or see where it all began then get the PC version. It is not only better but cheaper. I am not surprised by the review score because practically every game will drop a notch or two when you return to it particularly considering the length of time and number of sequels in this case. It was great in its time but is now dated and the genre has moved on. Reply +1
  • Pro Evolution Soccer 2009

  • tesodosbichos 15/10/2008

    @TheMoonRat



    I have not played FIFA since 2003 and jumped straight in on World Class with no problems. I then turned the assists off and had no problems. The fact remains that it is a lot easier to score in FIFA, notably if you use the finesse shot. It makes it far too easy and presents a far too idealistic view of the game. Great for the casual gamer who wants a quick football fix but not great for those who prefer the realism of having to work for their goals.
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  • tesodosbichos 15/10/2008

    Except it lasts for 4 years...



    @ malteaserhead



    Which was precisely my point.
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  • tesodosbichos 15/10/2008

    @andywilkie35



    Good point. Another thing I do not get is belittling PES's BAL as being inferior while completely ignoring the obvious flaw in FIFA's 'be a 'pro', just not for too long' mode. It could more accurately be called 'one season wonder' mode...
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  • tesodosbichos 15/10/2008

    I don't understand how you can rank one above the other unless you are allowing FIFA suddenly providing a competent alternative to sway you. FIFA has drastically improved (since 07, not so much from 08), of that there is no doubt, but it had to because it was a poor second. PES might not have improved that much but frankly it did not need to. Some might legitimately complain about PEs standing still but I think we can forgive them a few years when you consider what their rival has being doing for decades. To suddenly whine is a severe case of double standards. Cut out the BS and compare them side by side and PES, in terms of gameplay, is still ahead. FIFA, in terms of presentation, is still ahead. Little has changed in that respect. PES 08 was a poor PES for many reasons but the majority of the issues that plagued it have been sorted. Examples include reducing the speed and vastly improving the defense to actively block passing and running channels in order to rid the game of the 'hero run'. Say whatever you want but PES is still the football simulation as opposed to FIFA and the cheap 'perfect' goals any moron is awarded thanks to the finesse shot button. I could ramble on as I own both (at least I will when the Billy Connolly double that is my postie can be bothered to deliver PES - my friend lives 10 minutes away and his was delivered yesterday!) but there are pros and cons to each. Ultimately it comes down to what you want from a game. If you want a quick casual game which looks good and operates with an idealist view of football then FIFA is for you. If you want a game that more accurately reflects football but is therefore less fun to quickly pick up and play and also weaker in terms of presentation then go with PES. This year you will not lose out either way, which is a refreshing thing to be able to write. Reply -1
  • Devs putting PS3 first - Tretton

  • tesodosbichos 18/12/2007

    @Darren



    While what you said in your opening section is correct I simply cannot see the majority of third party developers going down that route. Tretton is right in that the biggest developers will lead with the PS3. It's a pain for them but it ensures that the gap in quality on the PS3 and the usual delays will be reduced/removed. However, unless Sony heavily subsidise everyone else then I cannot see any change from the usual 360 to PS3 porting. The smaller developers simply cannot afford the added time, expense and manpower required to develop with the added complexity of the PS3 first. It's a lot easier for them to get a good 360 game released and generating revenue first. Then with that behind them they can start the arduous PS3 port.
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  • Xmas No.1 contenders line up

  • tesodosbichos 18/12/2007

    In regard to Galaxy, considering who the Wii is targeted at it's not surprising to find a fun party game leading the way. Reply 0
  • Smith explains Blacksite issues

  • tesodosbichos 29/11/2007

    *waits for the now customary 7 from the EG 'review'* Reply 0
  • Assassin's Creed

  • tesodosbichos 13/11/2007

    The reviewer comes across as a petulant toddler who wants everything and now. The fact remains that Assassin's Creed more than holds its own against the current titles available but also introduces the framework of what next generation games and true open-ended gameplay should be about. It was never going to live up to the unrealistic expectations put upon it but it still delivers a very good gaming experience and one that all other developers will need to take note of. To have it rated as low as it was and below that of the same old Halo is frankly laughable. Reply -2
  • Kane & Lynch: Dead Men

  • tesodosbichos 09/10/2007

    @BobsUncle



    It's not an excuse for no online co-op but simply the truth. Your comparison with Crackdown is poor at best because the latter was not a good game and is nothing like K&L at all. RTW is not 5 minutes from my house but I can still admit when they churn out a substandard title.
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  • tesodosbichos 09/10/2007

    This is the game I have been looking forward to the most on the 360. Forget your Halo et al. and even the incoming quality of COD4 on Live. Their Hitman games were superb and Blood Money is still in my top 3 for games played on the 360 and across all of the platforms over the last couple of years. Kane & Lynch is shaping up to be a quality title. I cannot wait. Call me a fanboy if you wish. In this case I most definitely am. Reply 0
  • Halo 3 most popular on Live

  • tesodosbichos 02/10/2007

    I miss COD4.



    *sobs*
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  • FIFA 08

  • tesodosbichos 28/09/2007

    @ulov3



    I have played both and my comments stand.
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  • tesodosbichos 28/09/2007

    I don't agree with the review at all. Yes, FIFA is a major improvement and has thankfully decided to head down the simulation route but it has moved too far in that direction. Praising a game for realism is all well and good but when that means a slow, unresponsive, often boring game than what is the point? That is where PES is the real winner here. It's clearly deep enough and has all of the best bits of a simulation but it is also accessible to everyone. Games are all about having fun and that is where this version of FIFA falls down. There is lots to like but ultimately it just does not deliver in the enjoyment stakes. Take an FPS generalisation as an example of what I mean. We all love realism but when you ramp it up too high and you get killed every two seconds then you get frustrated and end up playing something else. Quite a lot of FIFA fans have said that they prefer the PES demo for that very reason. EA is very close but it needs to tweak things back in the other direction. Reply 0
  • Xbox Live "up and running"

  • tesodosbichos 26/09/2007

    @agparrot and everyone else



    Many apologies for the opening post, as I just joined the fanboys. I feel all dirty...
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  • tesodosbichos 26/09/2007

    About time. Now I can finally get back to that COD4 beta. Screw you Halo fanboys who crashed the system. Reply 0
  • TimeSplitters 4 Wii likely

  • tesodosbichos 26/09/2007

    @JSPOOLE



    Thanks for further proving that my initial comment was correct. You made a ridiculous statement that you have failed to properly explain or defend. Congratulations on that.
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  • tesodosbichos 25/09/2007

    Explain yourself instead of ignorantly posting statements. It had better be good, if not you will just leave yourself open to even more ridicule. Reply 0
  • tesodosbichos 25/09/2007

    To the poster above:



    Thanks for publicly highlighting your lack of intelligence.
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  • PES 2008 demo on Live

  • tesodosbichos 22/09/2007

    You are in the minority then, as the 360 PES6 got the gameplay about right but lacked the obvious features. From what I have played from the demo the gameplay is obviously tweaked but still very good. Having played both demos there are only two things I would want to take from FIFA. The first is the presentation and the second is the shooting, which I found to be very intuitive. When clean through I could slot the ball wherever I wanted without much difficulty and having played as a striker (and a clinical one at that) I appreciated the way the shooting has been implemented. Now I have no real problems scoring in PES6/08 but I find the keeper saves a lot more of my shots because I don't seem to be able to get the same level of accuracy as I would like when slotting the ball away. Obviously there are ways to beat the keeper and AI difficulty no doubt plays a part but generally speaking when clean through on the keeper I can slot the ball past the keeper more times than not at FIFA 08 but a good proportion in PES 08 go straight to the keeper and are therefore saved. A minor niggle overall but shooting(at least one-on-one) is better in the former. Passing, player movement and tackling (etc) are much better in the latter. Reply 0
  • Get your COD4 beta key here

  • tesodosbichos 10/09/2007

    It will no doubt take a while but only a certain number of keys will be released today. They are done in batches, with one per day.





    One batch per day, I don't want to cause a scare by someone misreading anything!
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  • tesodosbichos 10/09/2007

    @le_Matt



    Obviously the gamespot page only refers to the US because it is an American site but that time is when the beta opens again and talk on the Infinity Ward board suggests that it is a worldwide time when they will start to rollout the keys.
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  • tesodosbichos 10/09/2007

    1 hour 33 minutes to go until the beta. That's if you believe what gamespot states on their US site:

    http://us.gamespot.com/event/codes/call-...



    Looks accurate enough, so here's hoping I'm in the first batch. I would have added this in the Call of Duty 4 group had I been able to access it!
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