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  • Return to Skyrim

  • ubergine 19/04/2014

    "I don't appreciate you calling my post oxymoronic when its not. Although i will admit it looked pretty stupid."

    I'm so silly, always getting self-contradictory statements mixed up with ones that are simply
    "pretty stupid".
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  • ubergine 18/04/2014

    One thing I will agree with is that Bethesda should be pilloried for releasing Skyrim on PS3 in the state they did. I'm thankful that didn't affect me personally but it was shameful and they shouldn't be allowed to brush it aside. That and the Metacritic For Proper Pay scam they pulled on Obsidian. Reply 0
  • ubergine 18/04/2014

    @saulxtigh You didn't understand my post - I WAS QUOTING HIM. I've added some text to my post to help people realise what I was drawing attention to, I thought it was obvious. He said he played for 300 hours then decided it was terrible. Reply +2
  • ubergine 18/04/2014

    @AlphaCookie "After 300 hours I can say the gameplay sucks and it is boring."

    It took you 300 hours to come to that conclusion? Really?

    Seems I had to edit in an explanation to my quote of your oxymoronic post.
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  • ubergine 18/04/2014

    Some time before Skyrim came out I loaded up Oblivion again on my 360 but saw quickly I'd never play it again. Where I'd been amazed on its release, now I only saw its horrible flaws. The graphics in particular went from astonishing to nasty very quickly.

    I think like Wind Waker and Resident Evil 4 though I'll still find Skyrim good looking in years to come, and yes I'm talking the console version. The animations and landscape are so much better realised and have a clearer style to them. Oblivion will always have a special place for finally letting me see a blobby texture in the far distance instead of a wall of fog, but Skyrim actuallyade that look good. Great, even. It's not just the technology and cleverly placed atmospheric effects but the world design, where the mountains are placed at jus the right distances apart to provide spectacular views without being obviously a concession to draw distance. Starting with the view of Bleak Falls Barrow, so much of it is designed for you to round a corner and see something unreal. And unlike Oblivion, its seems like more than one person was designing the dungeons you find, so every find is likely to be a good experience.

    I've come back to this on a regular basis since it released and still discover places I've never been even after hundreds and hundreds of hours. Have barely touched the DLC and even a lot of the original questlines I haven't finished.

    I'd mark this as a top candidate for a next-gen release, regardless of being some years old now.
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  • Disney Infinity 2.0 debuts in August with Marvel characters - report

  • ubergine 17/04/2014

    Yearly release doesn't surprise me. Hopefully for owners it will work as an expansion to the first one.

    Thankfully I managed to talk myself out of it. Disney makes enough money off me. Infinity may be a good product but their prices are rude.
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  • Activision indefinitely postpones Xbox One version of The Amazing Spider-Man 2

  • ubergine 17/04/2014

    When they release on Wii U but not your console, you know shit's gone awry. Reply +7
  • ubergine 17/04/2014

    Spider-Man 280P/20? Reply -11
  • Bungie insists Destiny remains on track despite composer exit

  • ubergine 17/04/2014

    I totally also thought of Gabe Newell on seeing that pic.

    I still think they just fired him because they want some new blood, and he spent a few days thinking over whatever was said at the meeting then went "You know what, fuck you guys" and timed that tweet for max damage.
    Reply +3
  • Rapture leaked: The true story behind the making of BioShock

  • ubergine 17/04/2014

    I'd put Resident Evil 4 as the greatest game of the previous generation, and probably put Bioshock as the greatest game of the following generation. They are both games I can replay in a snap, and I don't really tend to replay games or rewatch movies or TV shows.

    Both those make me go "Oh! This bit!" constantly as I play them. I'm thinking that The Last of Us will be the the same, and I look forward to that on PS4.
    Reply +6
  • It looks like there'll be a Mario Kart 8 Wii U bundle

  • ubergine 17/04/2014

    @Saurian Unfortunately I just can't love the WiiPad. I did love the GameCube controller and Wavebird but the Wii "traditional" controller was simply awful and my hands reject the WiiPad when I try using it at store demos. All I want is a well specced box and a solid controller, I'm not even talking as well specced as Xbone or PS4, as I'm totally down with Nintendo's policy of profitable hardware sold at a reasonable price.

    The Wii U is paying a lot of money for an expensive controller I don't want, in the same way Xbone is charging for an expensive controller I don't want. Take the WiiPad out of the Wii U and it could have been either more powerful or cheaper.
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  • ubergine 17/04/2014

    I hope they simply make a robustly specced console with a regular controller and just focus on innovating in software next time. I just can't desire to play this with that giant, pointless Duplo iPad. Reply -11
  • Sony mulls The Last of Us PS4 discount for PS3 owners

  • ubergine 17/04/2014

    I don't think it's unreasonable for them to charge full price for this, given it has the DLC and improvements and is mostly geared towards people who haven't played it. Given the game's reputation I'd be buying it for whatever when it comes out. Don't have the PS4 yet but this release will help hurry that up. Reply +1
  • PlayStation 4 update 1.70 detailed, will let you pre-load games

  • ubergine 17/04/2014

    I'm enjoying the progress of both new consoles through their alpha period.

    Does it play music CDs yet?
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  • Minecraft: PS3 Edition getting disc-based launch next month

  • ubergine 17/04/2014

    This article is incorrect. Reply +1
  • ubergine 16/04/2014

    PS4. Jesus stop mucking about with these old platforms and get it out. Reply +4
  • Veteran Halo composer fired from Bungie "without cause"

  • ubergine 16/04/2014

    Maybe they decided they wanted a new style of music or something. I mean, John Williams (sp?) who wrote Star Wars, Indiana Jones, Jurrasic park etc is probably the greatest movie composer ever, but everything he writes sounds like he wrote it.

    They might not have wanted Destiny to evoke Halo too much, given it probably evokes Halo too much anyway.
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  • Terraria's massive console update coming Thursday

  • ubergine 15/04/2014

    @xFiReStOrMx If you google it and look at the wiki page, you'll see that you can fit four small worlds into one large world, with the medium world between them.

    One of the main effects with the large worlds is how deep it is, it's twice as deep and twice as long as a small world, which actually equates into this huge distance between the surface and the underworld. The wiki also says the ores are further apart in the large world.
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  • ubergine 15/04/2014

    you can probably google Terraria world sizes to find this comparison pic I've seen before that shows the rectangle size of each world in relation to the others. Basically, the small is too small, the medium is pretty damn big and the large is just absurdly large.

    You find fewer treasure chests in small world by a great margin, reducing your odds of getting the very desirable items they provide.
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  • ubergine 15/04/2014

    The medium one, absolutely.

    You can take your character to other worlds too, so starting an undesirable world isn't such a big deal. I sometimes find one with a snow area and mine it out to use in another world.
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  • ubergine 15/04/2014

    @7M7 I think they actually killed signs and writing on tombstones deliberately because someone's granny saw "boobies" written on one and instituting a Minecraft-like censor system is a pain in the arse. You can confirm that on their forum. I never use signs myself. Reply -1
  • ubergine 15/04/2014

    Just when I think I'm done with my Xbox 360, this happens. Now I wonder if they plan a next gen appearance. Would seem mad not to. Reply 0
  • ubergine 15/04/2014

    That's one hell of a changelog. Reply +2
  • You can hate your lover in Dragon Age: Inquisition

  • ubergine 15/04/2014

    If the Eurogamer pun on the review doesn't read much like

    Dragon Age: Inquisition
    ... great expectations ...

    I will be sorely disappoint.
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  • ubergine 15/04/2014

    Well, let's hope they stop doing things people have enjoyed previously. Reply +2
  • A new Spelunky world record has been set

  • ubergine 15/04/2014

    Still no cure for AIDS. Reply -1
  • "We're not evil villains building an empire"

  • ubergine 14/04/2014

    King can die. I was barely aware of Candy Crush until I was browsing a forum and some kind of ad malware kept taking over my phone and opening the App Store to Candy Crush. A similar thing happened recently with Eurogamer except it was the ridiculous "Game of War: Fire Age".

    Then King had their relentless crusade for bad publicity while they rip off and clone other games. They deserve no sympathy, they deserve no money; they aren't villains building an empire, they are cunts inflating a bubble.
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  • Firaxis announces Sid Meier's Civilization: Beyond Earth

  • ubergine 12/04/2014

    Why not say "Humankind" or even just "Humanity"? Reply -30
  • I never want to play Shenmue 3, Half-Life 3 or The Last Guardian

  • ubergine 12/04/2014

    I don't think HL3 is remotely compared to Duke Nukem 4. For starters, Valve had made several other gmnes in the intervening years, unlike 3D Realms. Valve has a ridiculous ever-growing pool of cash. The worst fear people entertain is that HL3 would be an 8/10. No one expected DNF to be anything but a pile of balls, but some hoped for it to at least be competent and average. Reply +4
  • ubergine 12/04/2014

    I'd be happy with a third Half Life 2 episode that resolved the story in some fashion, even if it just ended with Gordon On Ice again.

    Steam is the worst thing to ever happen to Valve as a developer. They don't have to work for money. No deadlines, no products. Not ones that I want at least, I play single player campaigns. At least Portal and Portal 2 were a thing.
    Reply +38
  • GameSpy servers to shut down next month

  • ubergine 11/04/2014

    So did GameSpy go out of business or what? Article provides no explanation.

    I didn't even know it was still a thing, I remember it from the 90's. The fact Bad Conpany 2 was on it means I used it though, and a lot!
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  • In search of the perfect bug

  • ubergine 11/04/2014

    The recent update to Minecraft 360 had the most soul destroying bug I can ever remember encountering, and so utterly simple. Push Y to open the inventory, wherein Y becomes Quickmove. The bug had pushing Y registering as a double press, so the first item on your hotbar moves into the inventory every time you open it. You don't notice this, then quick move the thing you want from your inventory them close it. Then the item you moved is in the wrong place, and the item which moved itself appears to have disappeared. This might seem basic, but opening the Inventory is a constant while building, and what starts to happen is your items will rotate around into the incorrect places like one of those sliding-tile puzzles, and everything gets more and more jumbled up. Two weeks of this shit and I was in fucking despair. Been patched now apparently. Reply 0
  • "We have the ambition to build the best gaming console for fans"

  • ubergine 10/04/2014

    It's such a pity they didn't have this ambition BEFORE they locked down the specs and hardware aspects of what's actually at retail. Red Rings aside, the 360 was a solid piece of kit. How they could turn that into something I simply don't want is amazing. Reply +4
  • SOE's zombie apocalypse MMO H1Z1 has been detailed

  • ubergine 10/04/2014

    Although I think the "H1Z1" name is reasonably witty, it's much easier to say "SonZ" Reply +7
  • The Evil Within footage harks back to Resident Evil 4

  • ubergine 09/04/2014

    I've been re-playing RE4 again recently. They could rebuild that whole game again on PS4 and I'd buy it again, wolud probably make that the 5th time. (let's see: GCN, Wii, 360, even the mobile version) Reply +8
  • Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel confirmed for PC, PS3 and Xbox 360

  • ubergine 09/04/2014

    I thought 2K also publish Grand Theft Auto. Borderlands 2 their best-selling game? Reply +2
  • Footage leaks of canned Star Wars game starring Darth Maul

  • ubergine 09/04/2014

    @TheSensationalSean I thought it was pretty tragic in Ep 1 that the only part of the film that was really interesting to me - new villain with great visual design and a talented physical presence in Park was given about 6 minutes screen time, no development, barely anything to do. Anakin developing from an enemy into a rival across three movies would have been much better arc than wasting Christopher Lee and whatever Greifous was meant to be. Reply +2
  • ubergine 09/04/2014

    I met Ray Park and his wife at a bar once. True story. Seems really nice. Reply +13
  • Sony Online Entertainment's mysterious H1Z1 project unveiled tonight

  • ubergine 09/04/2014

    A port of The Last Of Us would be right out of left field. Reply +1
  • The Last of Us: Remastered for PS4 revealed

  • ubergine 09/04/2014

    Also: totally want this. Reply +2
  • ubergine 09/04/2014

    I'm giggling hysterically at the image of a Sony turkey-executive. All the Turkish readers are probably going "oh ha. ha. ha." or, possibly, "gobble-gobble-gobble!" Reply -7
  • First Elder Scrolls Online update adds ultra hard Trials

  • ubergine 09/04/2014

    I don't play CoD. If you haven't noticed the thousands of games it's possible to buy for the price of one month or less, you really don't need to be "telling it like it is" on a games news site.

    A full game doesn't have to be "full priced" and "full priced" games drop in price themselves. Go name your sword.
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  • ubergine 08/04/2014

    There's so little content to justify the subscription that they have new content coming already? I suppose if they release something every month they can justify charging you the cost of a whole game every month. Reply -9
  • Microsoft's Windows XP support ends today

  • ubergine 08/04/2014

    I've been saving for months for a replacement to my 2006 XP computer and wiped out the whole lot in a car accident two nights ago. It was the least possible damage you could do to two cars in a (very low speed) collision, but still fucked my bank account inside out. Reply +1
  • New Wolfenstein trailer referees football with a gun

  • ubergine 08/04/2014

    I hope this is good or, at least, silly fun. They seem to have gone for a strong Inglourious Basterds influence. Reply +12
  • University makes excitement-measuring game controller

  • ubergine 08/04/2014

    I haven't measured my excitement since I was a teenager.

    Oh alright, I checked again when I was 35.
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  • What Burial at Sea means for the wider BioShock universe

  • ubergine 06/04/2014

    Only point is I'm not buying Infinite a second time to play the eventually-out DLC - I'd buy the extra content if I didn't have to arbitrarily have the old disc in the drive just to see it.

    If DLC changes the original game (eg Skyrim, X-Com) then fine, but they are losing my dollar here. There's too much stuff to play already, I'm not going to mount inconvenience to revisit something I found somewhat disappointing.
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  • ubergine 05/04/2014

    After Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon it seems ridiculous to me to release FPS DLC that requires the original game. I unburdened myself of Infinite the minute I finished it, sadly don't have a PS3 for the PS+ release, and so am not likely to ever play Burial At Sea unless they port it to PS4. Not holding my breath for that one. Reply -7
  • The numbers game

  • ubergine 05/04/2014

    I've actually started using Metacritic in the last year or so, very rarely, not to look up numbers but to get links to reviews of games not widely reviewed on major sites, eg mobile games. I read the text of the reviews.

    Wouldn't need it for games everyone is reviewing and talking about though. A bunch of sites do review round-ups anyway.

    That whole thing with Bethesda/Obsidian was completely appalling though.
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  • Battlefield 4's biggest Easter egg discovered

  • ubergine 05/04/2014

    Megatonlodon Reply 0