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  • Conan Exiles recoups development costs in a week on Steam Early Access

  • varkdm 10/02/2017

    @Binba442 conan setting is something of a draw. I've not played Rust, just didnt appeal to me. I tried Ark and found the UI to be just a horrific mess and didnt want to play it. So from my perspective what makes conan better is that the UI is clean and clear and its easy to follow the progression you are can/supposed to take. Graphics seem better and controls feel more responsive too. At this stage it just needs more content and plenty of polish. Reply +1
  • Pirates quick to plunder Conan Exiles Denuvo blunder

  • varkdm 04/02/2017

    @nikodelvalle well its not just about sales. If the game is freely pirated in its most up to date version, then those who paid for it, would have to share the servers with those who didnt. Official server slots are limited and even if they werent, why should the developers have to fund the bandwith to host pirates game sessions and updates to pirated software? Reply +1
  • Stellaris: Utopia expansion lets you build Dyson spheres, ringworlds

  • varkdm 03/02/2017

    @shroom2k the base game makes it possible through research and race traits. If that isnt enough then there are tons of mods that have been around since a couple of days after it came out that let you either increase, or completely remove, the sector limit. Reply 0
  • Mass Effect Andromeda release date finally confirmed for March

  • varkdm 04/01/2017

    @JonesW its on PC, pre-orders have been avaialble for a couple of months now at least on Origin. Reply +1
  • John Smedley closes studio and cancels RPG Hero's Song

  • varkdm 04/01/2017

    @Bambot star wars galaxies i believe. It was dying on its arse anyway, but they released a huge overhaul to try and get more player sin and it pissed off all the existing ones. Reply +1
  • Planet Coaster dev Frontier sues RollerCoaster Tycoon World maker Atari

  • varkdm 03/01/2017

    @Malek86 it wasnt jsut salt in fries, it was sugar in sweets (made people move around faster), fat in burgers (cant rmeember what that did) and some other stuff i think. Also you could manually tune each ride to go faster (made it more exciting, more prone to break down, shorter so more people would go on it and people more likely to throw up afterwards) .. that kind of thing. I wouldnt call it deep, but they were all nice little touches. Reply +6
  • The Last Guardian review

  • varkdm 06/12/2016

    @Hellotherenow not preorder, watch and wait for me, too many games to play as it is! Reply 0
  • varkdm 06/12/2016

    @Hellotherenow I dont think the polygon review missed the point. This part of the review is what makes me think id dislike this game:

    "I'm doing a bit of interpreting here, because frustratingly, despite nonstop tooltips explaining how to do stuff that you were taught hours ago, The Last Guardian never actually specifies what each command means. On top of that, Trico may ignore your commands if it feels like it, which turns any puzzle that depends on the creature's help into an aggravating waiting game. I mean "waiting game" quite literally, by the way. In numerous cases I would give up on a puzzle and set down the controller, turning away from the screen. When I turned back 10 or 15 minutes later, Trico would inexplicably, finally be in the position I had been trying to get it into when I gave up. It feels like the game is emulating real cat behavior by putting in some hidden timer before it will listen to you."

    Ever heard the expression "its like herding cats"? thats what the game sounds like. That doesnt mean its a bad game, as its clear some people enjoy the challenge. I just think its going to be a game that some people are just not going to enjoy at all and mixed reviews are a good indicator of that.
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  • varkdm 05/12/2016

    This sounds like a love it or hate it type of game. A lot that the reviewer says they liked are things i think id hate, eg the delay and frustration in communicating your intention to the companion. Reply +9
  • Titanfall 2 multiplayer will be free to play this weekend

  • varkdm 30/11/2016

    I bought it on pc about a week after release and dont even care its so cheap to get now, its such a good game and the first multiplayer fps that has kept me playing every day since bad company 2. On pc, the London data centre has about 8-10,000 players in the evenings. Never had to wait long for match making. Reply +1
  • No Man's Sky studio breaks silence, announces base building and more in huge Foundation update

  • varkdm 27/11/2016

    I like most of this update, its not enough for me to go back as I wanted more depth in the galactic pollitics and power struggles between the factions. Hopefully that will come in the future. The only change in there that I think is worse is reducing the number of dead planets. It should be the opposite! Everywhere you turned there were life filled planets, so exploring just became a chore. If they were rarer, it would make discovering and exploring them morre meaningful. Reply +1
  • Titanfall 2's first DLC drops next week with Angel City's Most Wanted

  • varkdm 23/11/2016

    @ISmoke I was, not sure how I managed to not do it properly. I had some very low numbers in a few of the game types over the last few days, but always a decent number in the attrition and domination game types, might be worth avoiding the mixtape lists? Reply 0
  • varkdm 23/11/2016

    What format were you playing on? I was playing attrition on pc at 11.30 and there were 575 matchmaking in that game type. Reply 0
  • varkdm 23/11/2016

    @Apostate probably because they are absolutely fine for the vast majority of players? If your isp is shit, its not their fault. Reply +1
  • Star Citizen FPS Star Marine gameplay demoed ahead of impending arrival

  • varkdm 21/11/2016

    @Cartho I think the innovation is that all that fighting will be taking place on board ships.. as in player controlled ships that are moving around, fighting each other etc. Its all seemless with the space combat segment. I may be getting that confused with the normal game, i havent been following star citizen in detail recently but that was my understanding. Reply +4
  • Time to kill genre?

  • varkdm 16/11/2016

    @captainBlahBlah That doesnt really work, Mass Effect was an xbox 360 exclusive originally. Reply 0
  • Tyranny review

  • varkdm 14/11/2016

    Much better than pillars. Storyline and premise has kept me interested and decisions feel bigger and like there genuinely is many different ways this could go. Reply 0
  • Pokémon Go developer wants it to last as long as World of Warcraft

  • varkdm 12/11/2016

    In order for it to last as long as WoW, it really needs to have more than 1% of the content that WoW had on launch. Reply 0
  • House of the Dying Sun review

  • varkdm 11/11/2016

    @Frosty840 presumably you;ve tried Elite Dangerous then .. and of course Star Citizen should pander to the joystick space sim itch when thats out. Reply 0
  • Football Manager 2017 trashed on Steam by angry Chinese fans

  • varkdm 31/10/2016

    And this is why the new steam user reviews filter is a good thing. Reply 0
  • GAME charges people to try PlayStation VR in its shops

  • varkdm 25/10/2016

    @redcrayon the comparison with consoles doesnt hold water. Games consoles are widely available and have been for decades. There is no fundamental difference between a ps3 and a ps4, you can see in TV adverts the change in graphics and features. Vr is a fundamentally new experience that few have tried and few have access to and cant really be demonstrated via TV adverts or YouTube vids. Its also widely reported to cause severe motion sickness in a significant number of people, meaning many will want to try before buying and game want to offer that to genuine buyers. They definitely dont want to have the service rinsed by people trying their version before buying it from Amazon. Reply 0
  • varkdm 25/10/2016

    @the_ewan you dont tend to find richer sounds and sevenoaks hifi stores overflowing with kids/young teens desperate to try out their gear either... Reply +1
  • varkdm 25/10/2016

    @VideoGameAddict25 I really doubt it, have you seen all the videos of people falling flat on their faces whilst playing with VR sets? They dont want to get sued, so they will definitely be manning these with safety trained staff. Reply +1
  • varkdm 25/10/2016

    I have some sympathy with Game on this one. There are very few places you can go to try out this tech. So they want to allow people to try it.. but as others have said.. dont want to just have people hogging it who have no intention/ability to buy, for safety and hygeine reasons they have to have the demos manned, which costs money. Secondly, as most of the comments on here show, a significant majority of people on here, would not buy the thing from Game. So the 2nd aspect here is why should they provide a free demo service of this tech, so that people can then go off and buy it from Amazon, who will no doubt be cheaper?

    The other way i look at this.. if they werent offering a demo of any kind, at all would you all be so angry? I mean.. they could have gone three ways here - free demo, paid demo, no demo. How is offering a paid demo with a refund if you purchase, worse than offering no demo at all?
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  • This is what really happens when swords hit armour

  • varkdm 06/09/2016

    @Doomspoon just curious, i thought it was called chainmail to differentiate it from scalemail? Reply 0
  • varkdm 06/09/2016

    Im lookinf forward to this, but with reservations. It strikes me as the arma of rpg games. Which is fine if you like ultra realism in your war sims, but its something of an acquired taste. This also reminds me of an episode of ultimate warrior where they had viking vs samurai. Demonstrated how effective chainmail was, slicing weapons could not get through at all, so the kitana was completely useless against it, quite an eye opener. Reply +1
  • Blizzard changes Overwatch "gg ez" messages into something very different

  • varkdm 18/08/2016

    Yea and then they will just add those to the list of comments that get changed. Eventually they will have to type out their childish insults in full english, whcih will take too long and the game will flip maps before they can do it - or they have to come up with ever more obscure insults that most players wont have a clue what they mean anyway. Reply 0
  • varkdm 18/08/2016

    I whole heartedly endorse this approach to dealing with the toxic behaviour of idiot gamers and hope it gets copied by every other online game that has txt chat and lobbies. Reply +3
  • No Man's Sky modders start by shutting up your exosuit

  • varkdm 17/08/2016

    Use your combat mining laser to shoot them down and scan their bodies, much more effective than the actual gun! Reply +1
  • You can max out your ship and equipment on the first planet in No Man's Sky

  • varkdm 16/08/2016

    I love the game so far and have spent propqbly 15-20 hours on the pc version and about 10 on the ps4 version. I see the limitations of the game and I wish there was more in terms of cities and more challenging space combat, but Sean murrays comments about supporting the game long term. Particularly when combined with that day 1 patch. Not because they patched it, but because they changed the galaxy generation seed in order to make huge changes to how the game worked, what aggressiveness pirateshad etc etc. They also said that unpatched saved games would continue to use the old seed data. So im hoping that means they can introduce seasons or dlc (free they said) that will allow you to start again and experience a completely different challenge. Id also love to see competitions and league tables on things like who has uploaded the most flora/fauna/location/planet/system data, who has travelled furthest, killed the most ships etc. Theycould give hoals and rewards based on stuff like that. Theres just so much potential, especially since they built the game on a shoestring and now have a ton of cash rolling in from its success! Reply +4
  • No Man's Sky isn't going over well on Steam

  • varkdm 13/08/2016

    @Romeric try turning off vsync and removing the fps cap, it seems to fix the stuttering for most people. Reply +3
  • varkdm 13/08/2016

    @Fourfoldroot on ps4 the game takes at least a minute to load when you first fire it up. It takes about 30 seconds+ to load a new star system. The voxel pop in is significantly more noticeable during play. It takes about 5 seconds to load the game and jump stars on PC (with SSD). Reply +2
  • varkdm 12/08/2016

    @JamaicanHype ive got both versions, the PC version is far superior.. once you fix the hitching, which is fixable by alterring the graphics settings. Colours, texture quality, frame rates, load times and the general smoothness of it all are better.. i can actually see stars in space now, on the ps4 version its just a pink/green/blue muck you are flying through. Reply +3
  • varkdm 12/08/2016

    I think these performance problems are caused by vsync. When I first started the game it had loads of hitches. I then upped all the graphics settings to max, set max fps to unlimited and switched off vsync and now it runs beautifully. Reply +2
  • Here's exactly when No Man's Sky unlocks on PC

  • varkdm 12/08/2016

    @SvennoJ I had a similar problem but I bought antimatter from the station, or ships landing in the station and was able to jump and then get the BP for it. Reply 0
  • How to avoid No Man's Sky's allegedly game-breaking glitch

  • varkdm 12/08/2016

    Which must be a bug, I checked loads of ships and all of them, even crashed ones had a hyperdrive. I think the best advice on nms is dont explore or change ship until youve followed the missions through to the point youve jumped system 3 times and have both the antimatter and hyperdrive blueprints qnd if you dont then start again :| Reply +3
  • varkdm 11/08/2016

    @Abban Yea, got some antimatter, made the next jump and then it showed me to the factory with the blueprints. Reply +2
  • varkdm 11/08/2016

    @Plankton1975 hmmm thats what im worried about, ive jumped, im in that system but cant find anything, and ive spent a good few hours there. I sold my ship for another.. no antimatter to make the jump and cant buy any .. i will keep asking traders until one has some i guess :| Reply +1
  • varkdm 10/08/2016

    I got the hyperdrive blueprint ecen thoigh I was using the preorder ship, what I didnt get is the antimatter blueprint so I can only buy it, was I supposed to get a blueprint for antimatter through the missions? Reply +1
  • No Man's Sky has been delayed three days on PC

  • varkdm 26/07/2016

    The UK release date always was the 12th. Because thats the Friday after the rest of the world gets it and for some reason this UK indie studio, with potentially one of the biggest hits of the year, had to follow what the UK retailers preferred release day :rolleyes:.

    So does this mean that they are now releasing it on the 15th in the UK and the US has been pushed back to the 12th, or is everyone now getting it on the 12th?
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  • Next Star Wars: The Old Republic expansion is Knights of the Eternal Throne

  • varkdm 18/07/2016

    I got it when it first came out, got bored after about 6 weeks and unsubbed. Came back for the Rise of the Hutt Cartel Expansion.. got bored within a week and unsubbed. Came back for the Knights of the Fallen Empire expansion along with the changes it made to the main game and Im really enjoying it again. Played it on and off for the last 3 months, its a very different game to what it was, a huge number of quality of life improvements and the way they've done the story in the latest expansion is so much better. Reply +9
  • Eurogamer's best of E3 2016

  • varkdm 18/06/2016

    @TheStoneRoses I dont know, I just checked the news eavh day and very little interested me. I was hoping for more on mass effect but the new trailer was it really and I just didnt see any games that, for me, had wow factor. Plenty of good. Just no wow. Reply +1
  • varkdm 17/06/2016

    I think this E3 was a huge dissapointment, literally no reveals that im excited about :( Reply -4
  • Row over "stolen" Fallout 4 mods

  • varkdm 06/06/2016

    @SpaceMonkey77 you've completely missed the point, read the article, this isnt anything to do with paid mods. Reply +1
  • APB Reloaded hits Xbox One - with a Ł115 "micro"-transaction

  • varkdm 04/06/2016

    I quite enjoyed APB:Reloaded when it came out. Went back to try the F2P version and found out, that even though I had spent Ł50 on the original game when it came out, that meant jack shit and i still had to pay to get access to stuff like.. the car i had already unlocked or the custom tattoos and spraypaints i had already made... so i logged out and said no thank you very much. And i don't normally mind fair microtransactions, but to ignore that i've already spent money on the game is just taking the piss. Reply +1
  • The Doom movie missed the point - but so did most rival games

  • varkdm 20/05/2016

    I loved doom, doom2, doom3 and im currently loving doom...err..the new one. First quality fps in a very long time that has just been about the fun and the challenge and its a joy because of it. Reply +2
  • Exploring a tiny galaxy filled with jerks in Stellaris

  • varkdm 16/05/2016

    @mingster there are mods that double or even quadruple Ai aggression levels. Ibdoubled them after a very passive playthrough. Had a long play through where I had rapidly and greedily expanded out to be the largest of 50 empires in a 2000 star game and still only one declared on me. Ive now quadrupled it..... Reply 0
  • Stellaris Review

  • varkdm 10/05/2016

    Loving this game. I love the idea of 4x games and have been playing them since master of orion. Unfortunately theres only a handful of really good ones amongst a sea of dross, the last one I really enjoyed was endless space. However, the exploration, diplomacy, galaxy map, events, randomised aliens and research systems in stellaris have just completely hooked me already. Reply +1
  • Battleborn review

  • varkdm 06/05/2016

    Bought it, played about 3 hours.. couldnt be bothered to continue it. Sound was broken (missing sounds, delays and occasionally long hitches in the entire game) and had exactly the same problem with Deserts of Karak which i believe was also Gearbox. I've never had any problems like it on any other game and im a prolific gamer.

    But even with the sound issues aside, the gameplay was sterlie, the special abilities felt weak and pointless and the loot system just didnt appeal to me as much as I thought it might. I just dont have time for another Gearbox dissapointment and so for only the second time ever i got a steam refund for it.
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  • EverQuest Next has been cancelled, Landmark still on track

  • varkdm 12/03/2016

    @Minmat have you tried black desert? I was expecting another pretty but generic mmo, but have been very pleasantly surprised by the depth on offer there. First mmo in years that I could see the long term appeal with. Reply +1