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  • Yakuza 5's Western release will include all Japanese DLC

  • thor_hammer 26/08/2015

    Looks like I'll be setting the ps3 back up. Reply +5
  • Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain already being streamed on Twitch

  • thor_hammer 25/08/2015


    Has she got hold of the game early at all too?
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  • Amazon cans trade-ins

  • thor_hammer 19/08/2015

    Used it a few times without any issues and got some really great prices too.

    Then I tried to trade in a copy of mortal kombat and it was sent back. They first told me it wasn't in acceptable condition (it was like new) and then told me is was because the ISBN didn't match (it did) then when I asked if it was because they had too many copies in stock they went quiet.

    The thing that irritated me though was that they stuck a massive sticker on the box which left some nice gluey marks when removed.
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  • Why I will never call video games a hobby

  • thor_hammer 15/08/2015

    I have enjoyed video games ever since I was a kid and they are somthing I am very interested in and I like to be up to date with whats going on in the industry. I intend to keep on enjoying video games for the foreseeable future.

    I have to work for a living as well as do other grown up stuff like a lot of others here. Just because gaming isn't my whole world it doesn't mean I don't care about them any less than you.
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  • Guillermo del Toro doesn't want to make another game

  • thor_hammer 14/08/2015

    Perhaps away from the apparent constraints of Konami Kojima and Del Toro might reconvene and colaborate in another medium if Del Toro really does mean he's finished with games. Reply 0
  • Rare Replay's Nintendo 64 games run at 1080p

  • thor_hammer 11/08/2015


    Stuck in a licensing nightmare.

    Rare developed it, Nintendo published it and now someone else own the Bond license.

    It's a shame but I don't think that particular game will see a rerelease any time soon.
    Reply +6
  • thor_hammer 11/08/2015


    Not just me then! Even with the new control scheme I still find it infuriatingly twitchy and difficult to play. I got frustrated with it quite quickly and haven't looked at it since.

    I don't recall it being to difficult to control on the N64.

    It's just about my only gripe with an otherwise superb package.
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  • New article on Konami paints a bleak picture

  • thor_hammer 03/08/2015

    I wonder if they will license out their the IP for other studios to make games based on it? Reply 0
  • The Street Fighter 5 beta isn't working

  • thor_hammer 28/07/2015

    Well the title screen looked nice. Gutted I never managed to connect though but it's a Beta and these things happen so I'm not too bothered to be honest. Hopefully I'll get a chance in one of the future ones. Reply +1
  • The Witcher 3 is getting a New Game Plus mode

  • thor_hammer 27/07/2015

    The Witcher 3 is without a doubt the best game I have played this year, I honestly don't think I have the energy or the time to play a NG+ though. I will probably fire it up when the expansions come out. It took enough of my time first time round! Reply +10
  • 1989 Batman movie skins coming to Arkham Knight

  • thor_hammer 14/07/2015


    Don't forget that nippled batsuit too! What were they thinking with that.
    Reply 0
  • Amazon Prime day deals detailed

  • thor_hammer 14/07/2015

    Wow that somehow seems worse than the black friday deals. The way it was hyped up I was expecting serious deals. Hopefully there will be some better deals that have not gone up as yet.

    Personally I was hoping to get a kindle paperwhite at a discount, won't hold my breath for that!!
    Reply +5
  • Battletoads' infamous co-op glitch to be fixed in Rare Replay

  • thor_hammer 10/07/2015

    I'm all for preserving the originals but that is quite a bug and should be fixed or at least give players the option of the original version warts and all for posterity and a fixed version.

    I'm having a job remembering that far back but from my N64 days I always remember rare games on the whole being very polished. With this I was sold at Jet Force Gemini. Really looking forward to the collection.
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  • Brothers pledge $20K towards Shenmue 3 to spotlight underprivileged Chinese school

  • thor_hammer 07/07/2015


    Who's Surly and why do they get a cheque?

    Will you be backing this kickstarter at all? You do sound like you are doing really well for yourself. What about Surly will they?
    Reply +2
  • Digital Foundry vs Xbox One backwards compatibility

  • thor_hammer 20/06/2015

    I like having the option of backwards compatibility. Before my backwards compatible PS3 packed up I did use it from time to time, there were a few PS2 games I hadn't played and it was easier than digging out the PS2 as I only have so much space under my TV.

    The main time I used BC was with my PS2 though as I never owned a PS1 and there were a lot of games I managed to play because of it.

    That said I look at it as an added bonus rather than somthing I expect. It's great that microsoft have achived this and it would be nice if Sony could manage some sort of disc based backwards compatibility too but I won't hold my breath.

    I wonder if the move to what appears to be more straight forward architecture will make backward compatibility easier for future consoles?
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  • Fan attempts to pre-order Fallout 4 with bottle caps

  • thor_hammer 17/06/2015

    If he gets anywhere with this I'm going to regret throwing my beer bottle caps away! Reply +3
  • Here's your first official look at the 1TB Xbox One and tweaked controller

  • thor_hammer 09/06/2015


    Typo on my part. I put a 1tb hybrid drive in the console before I even turned it on at launch! But thanks anyway.
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  • thor_hammer 09/06/2015

    Like a QVC segment with some terrible porn music in the background. Made me laugh and cringe!

    On a serious note though I wish I could use a 3.5 inch hdd like I can with my PS4. I'm suprised how quickly I had to start deleting things off my 500gb Xbox one. Some of those patches are seriously big.
    Reply -2
  • Uwe Boll quits crowdfunding with expletive-laden tirade after third project fails

  • thor_hammer 08/06/2015

    Dudes off his rocker. Reply +2
  • Will Porter on: Getting old

  • thor_hammer 06/06/2015

    I don't have kids but I've found as I've got older I seem to have less and less free time. I've managed to get quite a bit done in the witcher so far though as I've had a few quiet weekends.

    Generally the only time I get to play a lenghty game like this is xmas, when I don't have so much to do. Any other time of the year I end up missing out on a lot of sidequests and things like that, with the intention of going back to them when I've seen the main story through.
    Reply +4
  • Dead Island dev dumps Hellraid development

  • thor_hammer 21/05/2015

    It reminded me of Hexen and I really liked the idea of somthing along those lines being hopefully bought up to date and it was on my radar.

    Didn't get on with Dead island and not tried dying light yet, I would like to but I'm not sure if I will find it too much like Dead island.

    I hope it comes back soon.
    Reply +1
  • Digital Foundry: Hands-on with PlayStation Now

  • thor_hammer 04/05/2015

    I'll no doubt give it a go to see what how my connection copes with it.

    I'd be more interested to be able to play some of the PS1 and 2 games I missed out on originally, most PS3 games I wanted to play I managed to.

    As I plus subscriber it would be a nice touch to get a free rental a month or somthing. But I imagine that Sony will end up with a subscription model that covers plus as well as now once it's all up and running.
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  • P.T. is being pulled from PSN on Wednesday

  • thor_hammer 26/04/2015

    I wonder if the game is development is quite departure from PT. I could be that the tone or style might have changed slightly, they might even be releasing a different demo at some point in the future that is more representative of the final game.

    They have scrapped what has been done and started again without involvment from Kojima? Has he possibly quit the project even?

    Some many possibilities.
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  • HTC One M9 review

  • thor_hammer 19/04/2015

    Am I the only person that wishes they would invest it better batteries for smart phones. My S3 mini is the first one I've ever owned that I would consider the battery on half decent. Whats the point in an all powerful handset if you can't be more than 20 feet away from an electrical socket? Perhaps I'm showing my age a bit but I liked it better when phones lasted more than a day or two without needing to be charged up again! Reply +6
  • "We tell Sega what our release dates are"

  • thor_hammer 11/04/2015


    Hi Miles, thanks for your input into the thread. It's nice when devs take the time to get involved with the community.

    While I appriciate and understand there are a number of minute changes under the hood every year as an average end user they are so minute that I don't actually notice them. I like the changes to the tactics in FM15 and it's made the that particular part of the game much more flexible than I can remember it being for a while but with the exception of that and the UI changes it all feels very similar. As I said earlier in the discussion I've missed a few installments but haven't felt like I've missed out on much because I just can't see the changes with the exception of the database update because they appear to me to be so minute.

    I know there is only so much you can change with a game like FM, it's the same as any other annual release in that respect.

    I've lost far too much time to your series over the years. Not sure if I should thank you for that or not! I'm not bored of the formula or anything but I'm thinking I need to perhaps give it a rest for a couple of years so it feels a bit fresher when I start up again.
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  • thor_hammer 10/04/2015

    Football manager doesn't have any real competition since EA dropped it's Fifa manager series. Which is a shame as I think it could have helped keeping the series on it's toes.

    I used to buy it every year but over the last few years I've missed out a few releases and not really felt I've missed anything. I've also found myself struggling to gain momentum when I've started a game. I bought FM15 at launch and have had a blast with classic mode but perhaps it's just my game but it seems to be running out of decent players once you reach a certain point. The good players are retiring and the computer generated ones are average (talent wise) at best.

    It's a great series but it needs a good kick up the backside.
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  • Dead Rising Watchtower movie review

  • thor_hammer 03/04/2015

    Sounds like one of those cheap late night syfy movies that I honesty don't watch from time to time! Reply +3
  • Mortal Kombat X Quitalities explode rage quitters' heads

  • thor_hammer 23/03/2015


    Yeah, I really wanted this but I think I'll wait for the complete edition now. It's bound to happen sooner or later.
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  • Google Nexus 6 review

  • thor_hammer 22/03/2015

    I keep looking for smaller phones myself. I'm sure these have an audience though but I couldn't imagine trying to wedge that in my jeans pockets with my wallet and keys!

    I think my S3 mini is fine for the moment.
    Reply +1
  • Resident Evil Revelations 2 review

  • thor_hammer 20/03/2015

    Got the retail disc yesterday. I've just completed the first episode and started the second one.

    I really like the first revelations and so far I don't think this one is shaping up too badly. It reminds me of a lot of what I enjoyed about resi in the first place.
    Reply +3
  • With the announcement of the NX, Nintendo admits defeat with the Wii U

  • thor_hammer 18/03/2015

    I've just got my Wii U back following a repair from Nintendo. I can't say I really missed it during the two months I was without it. Which as a Nintendo fan feels quite hard to say.

    I buy Nintendo consoles for the 1st party games, unfortunately the releases have been a little thin on the ground for me. I was really underwhelmed with the new Smash Bros for some reason and as well as that Mario Kart and Bayonetta are the only three games I've picked up for it in about the last 12 months. Really enjoyed MK and Bayonetta though.

    There does seem to be a few more games on the horizon so hopefully it might go out with a bang. I just think Nintendo have been a bit scant with their own software output for it.
    Reply +1
  • The best Wii U games

  • thor_hammer 08/03/2015


    How do you know thats all it's worth? Do you know the exact cost of the componets inside at all? Or is that how much the Wii U is worth to you?
    Reply +2
  • Wolfenstein: The Old Blood is a standalone prequel to The New Order

  • thor_hammer 04/03/2015

    The new order was brilliant so I can't wait for this!! Reply +1
  • Video: Hatred, and why it wanted that 'Adults Only' rating

  • thor_hammer 22/01/2015


    Is that a steam policty regarding adult games, are they likley to get presented with many even? Could it be a first for steam even?

    It will be interesting to see what they do decide to do with it in light of the rating.
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  • Yasuhisa Kawamura and the Resident Evil that never was

  • thor_hammer 18/01/2015

    I like the hookman concept but I've always wondered how it would have held up as a full game. I would have liked to see more on it but there is only so much footage about.

    I think resi perhaps needs a clean break and a fresh start. As has been said there is far too much backstory and it just seems to get more cluttered and convoluted with each release.

    Resi 4 as I have said before is one of my favorite games of that generation. On the whole I felt it balanced the action and the tension quite well. Resi 5 was ok but 6 was really nothing more than a competent action game in a resi skin.

    It might be interesting to see if the upcoming HD Resi 1 reception has any bearing on the future direction of the series.
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  • Video: Resident Evil HD - what still works and what doesn't

  • thor_hammer 16/01/2015

    It was never really going to change too much. It's a piece of nostalgia for some and a curio for those that perhaps don't know resi's roots.

    The controls are part of the charm for me same as the door animations but it would have been nice to give the option to turn the door animations off.

    I wish capcom would go back to the classic tense resi or at least find some middle ground between old and new. It saddens me that it's become almost like a shooter.
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  • The evolution of Xbox One - as told by the SDK leak

  • thor_hammer 11/01/2015

    I got an xbox one for xmas. I'm really pleased with it. I got a kinectless bundle as I didn't really want it.

    Really enjoying Forza Horizon 2 at the moment.

    As a latecomer to the party I imagine I've missed out on some of the teething problems that have been eradicated with various updates.

    As a PS4 owner too I can't help but feel a touch of complacency with sony and their console at the moment. They need to pull their finger out a bit I suppose.

    Looking at the upcoming releases though I can't help but think games is somthing both need to address.
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  • Games of 2014: Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor

  • thor_hammer 29/12/2014


    I would certainly reccomend giving it a go. My friend bought it and was quite underwhelmed by it and I borrowed it from him and to be honest felt the same way. I doesn't do anything drastically wrong or anything but I just expected a bit more from it.

    It was a game I really wanted to like but it just didn't click with me or him!
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  • Games of 2014: The Wolf Among Us

  • thor_hammer 28/12/2014

    I really have a soft spot for these type of games and really did enjoy this as well as the second season of the walking dead.

    I can't wait to see whats in store for season two!
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  • Games of 2014: Alien: Isolation

  • thor_hammer 27/12/2014

    One of the most stressful and frightening games I've ever played. I loved every minute of it. Reply +12
  • Last-gen revisited: Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor

  • thor_hammer 17/12/2014

    Sounds like they tried to sneak these versions out on the sly. After reading the article I'm not suprised.

    Hopefully not too many copies have been sold.
    Reply +7
  • Digital Foundry vs Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker

  • thor_hammer 13/12/2014


    Must be a generational thing then!!

    I play games to have a good time. If thats a coloeful nintendo game so be it.
    Reply +5
  • thor_hammer 13/12/2014


    I've been playing Nintendo games far too long. I've owned all of their consoles and love their games. Can't see myself ever falling out of love with them.

    Their games are fun and suitable for a wide range of ages. I don't really understand the it's for kids comments. Suitable yes but so are a lot of movies people enjoy too.
    Reply +10
  • Square Enix confirms Microsoft will publish Rise of the Tomb Raider

  • thor_hammer 09/12/2014


    You're probably right but MS seem to have a habit of doing everything back to front and speaking in riddles from time to time.
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  • thor_hammer 09/12/2014

    If the exclusivity deal has a duration whos going to publish it on the other formats?

    It would be nice for this to all be clarified by someone who knows the ins and outs of the deal.

    I'm starting to think this may not see release on another console.
    Reply +15
  • The Nintendo difference: Wii U's first two years

  • thor_hammer 29/11/2014

    I'm quite happy with my Wii U. It's has had more use than my PS4 this year and has had some stellar releases recently.

    I'll always like Nintendo games and I don't think I could do without them to be honest. It's just a shame that the third party output for the system is along the line of the Wii. Crap ports and cheap shovelware. The thing is that original third party games don't tend to sell very well for one reason or another.

    I would love to see ZonbiU 2 but realistically due to the sales figures it's unlikley to happen. Or if it does it won;t be a system exclusive and would most likley mean a half arsed port.
    Reply -1
  • Amazon Black Friday week deals continue

  • thor_hammer 24/11/2014

    Hung about to have a look at the xbox one offer and it was roughly what I expected it to be. A little too expensive for me though but decent value for what you got I think. If I can get a decent bundle around the 300 mark I might bite.

    Got shadow warriors on the PS4 the other day for just under 20 which I didn't think was too bad at all.

    The problem with this black friday week is that a lot of it is crap with a few decent things scattered here and there.
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  • Video game price rises spark UK inflation bump

  • thor_hammer 18/11/2014

    I've been spending less and less on games on the other hand. I very rarely get titles at launch these days and generally just keep my eye on somthing I am interested in until it drops sub 30 which doesn't take very long these days.

    I just don't have the disposable income like I used to and am starting to think I might end up priced out of console gaming.
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  • Ion Storm's lost Deus Ex Sequels

  • thor_hammer 16/11/2014

    The first Deus Ex is one of my favorite games ever. I didn't mind the second for what it was but it just couldn't live up to it's illustrious predecessor for me.

    With the exception of the infuriating boss battles Human Revolution was a welcome return to somthing like the first game.

    I really like the sound of the games here that sadly didn't come to anything. Maybe some of the ideas will be reused in any future games in the series.
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  • Who needs games: PlayStation 4's first year

  • thor_hammer 15/11/2014

    I've had a PS4 since launch. In hindsight I probably should have been thinking about picking one up in time for this years xmas. I think that it is just starting to hit it's stride in terms of good games coming out for it and there would have been a bit of a backlog of games I want to play on it.

    My PS3 and Wii U have had the most use this year by a mile. I haven't really used my PS4 for media either as I can't use my harmony with it like I can my PS3. I don't regret my purchase at all but I could have held off longer without really missing out on anything.
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