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  • A new Spelunky world record has been set

  • yegon 15/04/2014

    Definitely gets easier once you've done it once. Still have to pay 100% attention from start to finish but you don't suffer the omg omg omg feeling when you get to the final moments.

    Fantastic displays of skill though they are, only problem with these high score runs are that they aren't that interesting to watch - I skimmed through Banasaurus Rex's previous high score run, so much of it is spent abolishing the scenery with the plasma gun, it's not very thrilling.

    The speed runs are great though.
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  • yegon 15/04/2014


    Congrats! Took me about 800-1000 attempts to beat Olmec, yet to beat Yama. Not sure exactly as I've played it across 360, PC and PS3/Vita.

    My high score is about 371k in the daily, which I'm pretty chuffed with. If I ever make the City of Gold I hope to top 500k some day.
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  • Mercenary Kings is coming to Vita with Cross-Buy support

  • yegon 12/04/2014

    Wanted to like this, hated it at first, persevered, and actually really like it now. There's a hump of design decisions you have to get over in order to like it - the most aggressive respawning of enemies in recent memory amongst others - but if you do, there's a lot of fun to be had. Once I'd successfully completed the first few missions (after several abortive attempts), it really started to click. Reply 0
  • Mercenary Kings review

  • yegon 08/04/2014

    Don't mind a degree of difficulty, but the enemy respawning, crikey. Step one screen to the left and they're back! Doesn't matter with the easier grunts, but when it's that girl tank thing or worse, ouch.

    Going to persevere a little longer though as I want to like it.
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  • Microsoft has a Kinect for Windows v2 sensor

  • yegon 28/03/2014


    On the contrary, I took it as you rolling your eyes, sarcastically, snarkily suggesting I seriously believed that MS couldn't do two things at once.

    Hence my comment that you were taking me seriously.
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  • yegon 28/03/2014


    Wow, taking things a little seriously aren't we? Oh yeah, I forgot this was comments....
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  • yegon 28/03/2014

    I asked for xb1 controller drivers and they gave me this :( Reply +3
  • Facebook buys Oculus VR for $2 billion

  • yegon 26/03/2014

    Aside from tragic stuff like murder, people dying, losing their jobs and the general misery of news headlines, outside that perspective this is the most depressing news I've heard in a loooong time. I feel genuinely sad about this :( Reply +13
  • This is how Borderlands 2 looks on PlayStation Vita

  • yegon 20/03/2014

    My only concern is the use of the rear touch pad. I simply cannot hold the Vita for any length of time if I have to hold it and avoid accidental touches on the back. The IGN article says rear is used for run and melee, front for special and grenade. As awkward as this suggestion sounds, I'd like the option to completely disable the rear and split the front touch into 4 zones.

    Looking forward to it though, pretty much exhausted it all on PC, would like to do it all again at work/travelling.
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  • Weapon Shop de Omasse review

  • yegon 07/03/2014

    I echo Kami's comments. It was okay, and I enjoyed it enough that I didn't feel burnt. Wouldn't go quite as far as recommending it wholeheartedly though.

    I did purchase it out of love for Reccettear, hoping it would be a similar experience but its a pale shadow really.
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  • March's free Xbox 360 Games with Gold titles announced

  • yegon 03/03/2014

    I'm seriously considering ditching my PS+ and surviving on these scraps that MS are so generously slipping my way. It'll be like I'm 10 again, absolutely rinsing every game over and over, 'cos I've only got one or two to play with.

    Joking aside, Civ Rev is a pretty good game, played it to death originally, and quite surprised me that a (diet) Civ could work so well on console.
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  • Fez finally comes to PS4, PS3 and Vita in March

  • yegon 03/03/2014


    Yeah, I absolutely loved the design and music of this game, but swiftly concluded my brain just isn't wired right to actually succeed playing it. It's strange, I consider myself quite observant irl, but those skills really didn't translate when I tried playing this originally on the 360.

    Tempted to go back to it again - watching that trailer made me smile, kind of like how Cave Story did. The vanilla Cave Story that is - I bought Cave Story 3D(S), eeesh, that's a lesson in how to successfully rob a game of all charm and personality.
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  • And the new boss of Xbox is...

  • yegon 25/02/2014

    Hmm, Elop is very good at making Elop money. His career history reminds me of the later stages of Sven Goran Eriksson's managerial career.

    I fancy the PS4 will outsell the Xb1 by some margin in Finland at least....
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  • Strider review

  • yegon 19/02/2014

    I want this, but it just screams future PS+ release so I think I'll hold off. Reply 0
  • Earth Defense Force 2025 review

  • yegon 19/02/2014

    Think the Polygon review is more accurate, tldr; niche, silly, stupid, flawed fun
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  • Letter from America: 8-bit classics that deserve a remake

  • yegon 15/02/2014

    Crikey, Jaz Rignall! Wasn't aware of his affiliation with EG, not heard that name for years! Brings back fond memories of Mean Machines - I went to the dentists in the early 90s and my mum bought me my first copy, it was yellow with two WWF wrestlers, in red and black spikey armour, on the front. Maaaan, I loved Mean Machines and CVG in those days (before the latter became quite awful). Good times!

    Ha, Google to the rescue;

    And that mullet, heh, bravo sir! Topped only by brothers 'do at the time, similar cut but with bleached highlights, cost him 90 in Kendalls, Manchester xD
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  • SteamWorld Dig headed to PlayStation 4 and Vita

  • yegon 15/02/2014


    It's a good little game, but hardly more substance than Spelunky. Dig is actually a very simple game, you do almost exactly the same few actions from start to finish. I was quite addicted to it and played it through in a couple of days on my 3DS, it's repetitive but compulsive - for the right price I'd heartily recommend it. I'll never return to it though.

    Spelunky, otoh, is a game with waaaay more depth (excuse the pun) and is all about learning about enemies, weapons, tools, the myriad secrets etc. I can TOTALLY understand why some people don't like Spelunky, theres all sorts of highly rated and lauded games I simply do not like, but anyone suggesting Spelunky lacks substance tells me they played it for 10 minutes, died innumerable times, and gave up. It has substance up the kazoo.
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  • Gone Home has sold 250K copies

  • yegon 07/02/2014

    I enjoyed Gone Home. Much of that enjoyment* was from the suggestion that it was a haunted house, and the subtext regarding the father's abusive relationship with his disgraced Uncle. I was a teeny bit meh regarding the main story thread, was a little bit emo for my tastes, but I enjoyed it's delivery.

    I should say, I got it in a sale for a fiver, which I believe is about the right price. Rightly or wrongly, I'd have felt slightly aggrieved had I paid double that or more.

    *enjoyed probably isn't quite the right word given the subject matter of the subtext. I applauded the way it was told is probably a more accurate description.
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  • Microsoft cryptic amid Halo 2 Anniversary rumours

  • yegon 04/02/2014

    Halo 2 was alright. Paled in comparison to 1, but hey, still prefer it to 80% of other shooters as I actually found the behaviour of the enemies interesting enough to continue. Despite talk of "advanced AI" in newer shooters, I rarely get that impression and mostly find AI to br utter gash. I play mostly on PC, but find it applies to both PC and console games.

    Not sure I understand people who want a Halo 3 redo, it's recent enough to look mostly okay on modern tv's and wouldn't benefit that much from a remake as it'd largely be just an uprezzing, lets face it.
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  • "We still believe the Vita has a role"

  • yegon 30/01/2014

    Every time I use my Vita, which is very often, I'm reminded how it's a billion times better playing games on it than on a mobile phone. Sure, there are some decent titles well suited to phone and tablet - I play them too! - but you simply cannot beat physical controls and zero concern for battery life. If my Vita battery dies, well that's that, and I've probably played quite enough of it for one day. If my phone battery dies, aye carumba!, means no communication, no podcasts on the drive/commute home etc. As such, I don't recall ever playing a mobile phone game without that nagging feeling I'm going to get a tremendous shock next time I see the batt %.

    Admittedly, tablets are great for battery life, and I've ploughed countless hours I to Baldur's Gate etc.
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  • Ubisoft is developing Tetris for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One

  • yegon 17/01/2014

    Wish they'd release Tetris Grand Master 3 for...anything...Can play it emulated, but still. I assume its a combo of licensing issues and lack of interest. The latter is inexplicable to me, I'm convinced it'd sell gangbusters on PSN/Xbox etc.

    Very few Tetris games are any good. Tetris DS was the last one to really hit the headlines, but it was actually garbage due to infinite spin and myriad other structural flaws that made it laughably easy.

    NES Tetris, Nintendo & Tengen, were both great, as was the N64 version. GB Tetris & Tetris DX were also standouts, but Tetris DX suffered from being way too easy to max out.
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  • Baldur's Gate 2: Enhanced Edition for iPad hits App Store

  • yegon 16/01/2014


    And it's just occurred to me you're referring to the hack n slash Diablo-alike that came to PS2/Xbox/GCN. That's an entirely different game to this....which would actually work well on the Vita :)
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  • yegon 16/01/2014


    Wouldn't work on the Vita, it's pushing it on an iPad Mini screen, but on the Vita's screen the touch targets would be insanely small.

    For PS4, the entire control dynamic would need to be redesigned which is never going to happen.
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  • yegon 16/01/2014

    True, it controls much better with a mouse, but no way am I going to plough epic hours into BG yet again, sat at my desktop, when I've a huge Steam library full of new stuff to play.

    Having BG in my coat pocket = priceless.
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  • yegon 16/01/2014

    10.49? 10.49?!!!!!

    Away with you beggars! Worth twice the price :)
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  • Peggle 2 review

  • yegon 09/12/2013

    I can't imagine ever sitting in front of my 55" TV playing this.

    Tablet or phone though, hells yeah.
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  • PS4 firmware 1.51 available to download Thursday lunchtime

  • yegon 26/11/2013


    I did consider that, but the stats for the Hitachi drive I'm putting in suggest its only two degrees hotter than the stock drive (also Hitachi, same range). Loads of people used 7200rpm drives in there PS3's with no problems, and if failures are coming with either console I strongly suspect it won't be related to overheating after last gens debacle.
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  • yegon 26/11/2013

    Yup, I'll be needing the recovery version, bunging in a 1tb 7200rpm drive before I switch it on. Reply 0
  • Games of the Generation: Spelunky

  • yegon 30/10/2013

    Spelunky will be an excellent game 10 years from now and be exactly as enjoyable as it is now, no rose tinted specs needed. How many games can you say that about?

    I fear some people equate graphics/technology with greatness. My sympathies.
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  • Upgrade Deus Ex: Human Revolution on PC for cheap

  • yegon 14/10/2013

    At that price I'm tempted as I'm due a second playthrough at some point.

    Dunno if newgame+ is a good idea though. My only complaint about the original (I didn't mind the boss fights) was that it was too easy to get virtually all skills and become ridiculously overpowered. I liked how in DE1 you had to choose your build and revisit the entire game if you wanted a different build. Plus, with ng+ robbing you of the need to upgrade your gear, much incentive to progress is taken out of the game. Still, choice is good.
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  • Asus PQ321Q review - eyes-on with the first 4K PC display

  • yegon 13/10/2013

    32" is too small for lean back gaming (controller), too big for lean forward gaming (keyb/mouse).

    27" is definitely the sweet spot imo. Paradoxically, I've actually gone in reverse lately though, my 27" 1440p monitor is for mac duties, while I use 24" 1080p @120hz for gaming.

    I imagine it'd be tremendous for work flow though.
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  • Dragon's Crown to receive cross-play between Vita and PS3

  • yegon 10/10/2013


    Totally agree on your first point, I'd give Starcraft 2 3/10 simply because I lack the necessary skills and concentration to play such games. I know really SC2 was/is a stellar game, but if I'd been forced to write a review of it, I'd struggle to hide my apathy for the genre.

    Re: Dragon's Crown, it wasn't the score that bothered me - I honestly couldn't give a monkeys about scores, they're only useful to me for a quick aggregate on games I'd never previously heard much about - but the pretty obvious positioning of the reviewer of DC made it hard to take seriously.

    "They're games as artfully drawn as they are mechanically banal, though, and Dragon's Crown carries on that limp tradition." <----that's really not a promising start for a review, regardless of how good/bad an individual game is.
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  • PlayStation 3 firmware update adds previously Plus-exclusive features

  • yegon 02/10/2013

    I take it you'll still have to manually choose to update after it's auto downloaded the system firmware? I fortunately avoided the 4.45 troubles by mere minutes as it'd downloaded automatically but I'd read about the woes of others literally a few minutes earlier.

    My launch US PS3 did actually brick with 2.51, but lucky for me recovery mode had been added with 2.40(or thereabouts).
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  • Sony investigates GTA 5 PSN installation issues

  • yegon 19/09/2013



    After reading all about digital related pop up woes I was expecting the worst, especially after watching that video. Blasted through the city actively looking for popup and, whilst there (and pretty much what I expect from a PS3 game this complex), it's absolutely minimal compared with the worst excess of that vid. I can only presume some peoples hdd's are shit/old/faulty.
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  • yegon 19/09/2013


    Heheh success! Whether it was because they've fixed it or because I changed my DNS like you suggested, it's working! Actually took 6 attempts, 108gb and two days of waiting, hooray for digital pfft!

    Off work tomorrow so I know how I'll be spending it :)
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  • yegon 18/09/2013


    Lazy :)

    Naah, the main reason is on Tuesday I didn't have time to go to the shops, and instead got 50 worth of PSN credit for 40 from Shopto. Great plan considering Im yet to play the bleeding game ;_;
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  • yegon 18/09/2013


    I'll give that a go when I get home later, cheers.
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  • yegon 18/09/2013

    @makeamazing You're right, they won't give me a refund while there's still the chance I might get it working. BUT if I can't get it working eventually, I guarantee they will give me a refund, small matter of sale of goods blah blah.

    I prefer digital purchases these days, but the purveyors of said goods aren't immune to the just have jump through more bloody hoops and keep at 'em.

    Heck, I got a refund for my Spelunky purchase that failed only three weeks ago or so.

    Also, my fourth attempt was after 4pm yesterday, so dunno about how "fixed" it is.
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  • yegon 18/09/2013

    Tried this 4 times, get that same exact error. Tried foreground download twice, and twice in the background but alas. 72gb lol, thankfully I'm unlimited broadband with a fast connection.

    Given up now, emailed support and want a refund. Think it's fate telling me to wait for the pc or next gen version, oh well. Not that fussed really, I like gta games, but I'm by no means it's biggest fan. Heck, I think I only ever finished 3.
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  • Face-Off: Diablo 3

  • yegon 04/09/2013


    Perfectly encapsulates my feelings. I struggled in a similar fashion even with a pretty good net connection too.

    I'm happy to take the hit in res and the odd particle effect for the exact reasons you describe. OFFLINE! PAUSE! NO LAG! (and no AH either of course).

    I'll be pouring insane hours into the Xbox version :)
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  • yegon 03/09/2013


    Do PS3 bd's still do that thing, replicating data to speed up read times due to to the slowish drive? That could explain it.
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  • yegon 03/09/2013


    I'd prefer tearing to inexcusable lag spikes in single player on a beastly pc with a net connection averaging around 35ms. Frame rate means nothing unfortunately when lag is a significant factor, and I ideally like to play with vsync off on a 120hz monitor. Far too often my chara would disappear and reappear in a different place, really soiling the experience. And no, I'm not referring to the Monks ability :)
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  • Diablo 3 console review

  • yegon 29/08/2013


    Hmm, given that its relevant and I'm genuinely not pimping anything, I don't think so. If I had the skills I would have happily lopped off the bottom half tbh, I don't agree with all of it.
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  • yegon 29/08/2013


    To be fair, the bottom half of that gif does descend somewhat into a self entitled waa waa attitude, and I edited in later my final comment about only really agreeing with the first couple of points.

    Still, I'm really looking forward to the console version. At its core, I did enjoy the PC version but this was punctured, too frequently, with moments of extreme irritation when there was a lag spike, whilst idling around <35ms, on later difficulties that resulted in death.

    With that gone, I predict ploughing quite a few hours into the console version.
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  • yegon 29/08/2013


    Heheh, I'm just linking to something I read. Insulting is way too hyperbolic, but I tend to agree with the first couple of points. The way it's structured does remove the possibility of greater variety.

    Really looking forward to the console version though, addresses most of my issues. The AH could be ignored of course, but at later levels the paucity of decent drops meant you're effectively forced to use it.
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  • yegon 29/08/2013

    Day one purchase. Liked the PC version but the combo of online requirement that caused lag in single player, on a beastly rig with <50ms connection, and the RMAH killed all enthusiasm I had for the game beyond a couple of run throughs on normal and nightmare.

    Take those two things away, and hopefully this will be Diablo 3 that should have been.

    However, the console version still won't avoid the awful truth;

    Insulting is way too hyperbolic, but I tend to agree with the first couple of points. The way it's structured does remove the possibility of greater variety.
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  • Plants vs. Zombies 2 review

  • yegon 17/08/2013


    iCloud syncing of progress between iPhone/iPad works fine. It didn't initially, but started working in the last couple of days.
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  • yegon 16/08/2013

    I deplore iap but this, to my great surprise, isn't that bad of an implementation. The only thing that grates is certain plants and slots being behind the paywall.

    Won't be spending a single penny on it - would have happily bunged them 6 for the full package - but it helps somewhat that I quite enjoy the star challenges, meaning the relative paucity of stars/keys to progress isn't an issue at all.
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  • Digital Foundry vs. the 2.5K display revolution

  • yegon 03/08/2013


    Haha, my gtx780 + 120hz (not for 3D) monitor says otherwise.
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  • COD developer appeals for calm following death threats

  • yegon 24/07/2013

    I abhor Prism and what it represents but hey, g-man, put it to use will you? Reply -2