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Man spends £40k making gigantic "Megaprocessor", plays Tetris on it

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2 years ago

@INSOMANiAC Time is a dimension of the Watt unit.

If you appended a per second/hour/day etc, that would become a rate of increase of energy consumption with respect to time.
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Fahrenheit: Indigo Prophecy Remastered is coming to PS4 in July

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2 years ago

I played this through on xbox, it started off promisingly but by the end I was only really continuing to play to see how much more fucking ridiculous it could get.
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LG G5 review

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2 years ago

@Uberheertje It's been changed to your version though :D
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2 years ago

@artforthemorbid Quick bit of google sleuthing... The LCFC banner in one of the other photos suggests this is Leicester, Pret a manger can also be seen, google that and you get Gallowtree Gate which is confirmed by the partial street sign top left of the photo. So it's a good bet that this whole photo set was taken in Leicester. Another google for Leicester collectibles and you arrive at http://www.leicestervintage.co.uk/gallery/

Yes, I'm bored.
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2 years ago

@Uberheertje No it's not.
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2 years ago

*Bang & Olufsen
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What would you uninvent about modern games?

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2 years ago

@Some_Goats That would mean moving the stick left or right would make your view roll/tilt side to side rather than actually turning.

I know where you're coming from though. I was an 'inverted' mouse FPS player for many years, then 'converted' myself because that seemed to be the defacto normal.
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Finally, tide turns in war with PC game crackers

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2 years ago

@arcam Yep, as a teenager back in the PS2/Dreamcast days, I would download dozens, nay, hundreds of games from usenet and burn them to disc. Disc folders full of them. Only finished barely a handful and most I never played at all. I think I had maybe 2 or 3 legit bought games.

Now as a 35 year old if I still wanted to pirate games tbh it would be as easy as it's ever been for PC at least. But I haven't pirated anything in maybe 15 years. That's for a number of reasons - I have more money, I have less free time so I am more discerning about what I play but also as a mature working adult I appreciate the work that has gone into the things and feel I need to pay people for their labour.
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Sony hires unknown British writer for Metal Gear Solid movie

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3 years ago

At least they didn't give it to Damon Lindelof or the other emperor's new clothes flavour of the month J.J. bloody Abrams, like Hollywood does with everything else.
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Unreal Tournament's first high-textured map shown off

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3 years ago

@dogmanstaruk Hah, I wish someone would remake UKCLDM2 for QL, amazing times.

Dialling up to Barrysworld and hopping on the Quake Til Dawn server to play FFA on Andromeda 9... happy days
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Bezier: a curvy twin-stick shooter to cherish

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3 years ago

Just played the demo, holy crap this game is fun, buying.

My constructive criticism - I would prefer the upgrades menu thing didn't pop up and pause the action right when I'm in the middle of a 'busy situation'. For me I think it might be better if you got notified when you earned upgrade points and had to push a button to bring up the 'spending list'
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Retro FPS Strafe gameplay rekindles memories of Quake

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3 years ago

If you're an arena FPS fan, check out Reflex as well, it's shaping up nicely

Reflex
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Valve's economist is the new finance minister of Greece

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3 years ago

@madjim

Sure, and I'm not judging.

If we're going to generalise and treat a whole country full of individual people as one entity to take collective responsibility, then the Brits shouldn't do too much crowing about financial irresponsibility.

You only have to look at our own credit bubble and parlous finances (both public and private) to see that 'we' weren't so different. It's just that we've got our own currency and printed our way out of trouble.

Or did we?
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3 years ago

It was said during the boom/bubble times that 'The Greeks are rich but Greece is poor' such was the endemic tax evasion.

I believe it's also true that for a time Greece was the largest market for BMW X5s. Or was it Audi Q7s. Anyway, the point is, they seemed to be living it up nicely on the never-never while times seemed to be good.
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Raiders of the lost art: Meet the illustrator behind your favourite childhood game covers

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3 years ago

OK, so the 8-bit mega man 2 thing has a sensible explanation as to why the illustration is nothing like the actual characterisation.

But I still want to know who is responsible for the cover art of the PS1 version of Doom and find out what their excuse is.

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Games of 2014: Alien: Isolation

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3 years ago

ChiefGB
@MrTomFTW don't lower it, just take the time to get in the groove. There is a spike the first time you meet the first group of humans but it levels out. Be patient and play smart and you'll be fine
Jeez, that first bunch of humans though! Thought I must be missing something and after god knows how many tries eventually got past that bit by fluke and felt like I cheesed it a bit. Ridiculous.
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Wolfenstein, The Evil Within reduced in GMG's Black Friday sale

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3 years ago

@jetfire10 44 gigs :eek:

I'm sure that's a trifling amount for fibre-connected city dwellers, but for poor old me on my semi-rural ADSL, that's gonna be a while...
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3 years ago

Wolfenstein for £9.52?

I think we have a deal GMG.
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Survarium gets a 24 hour open beta on Friday

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4 years ago

Excellent, as a massive stalker fan I've been following progress on this for a while. I approach with cautious optimism...
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Far Cry 4 set in the Himalayas, has ridable elephants

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4 years ago

Just had a real feeling of emperor's new clothes about it for me.

Doesn't surprise me to read that as Boycie86 says above, the people who made it weren't expecting it to be as highly rated/successful as it was.
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4 years ago

@A_FAN cut n paste from somewhere else I had this discussion:

Mainly the mechanics of the game.

Itís a big island but actually itís quite empty - thereís not that much to do outside of the main quests.

There are loot chests and collectables scattered all over the island. The exact location of every single one is marked on your map. Whatís the point of that? Why should I bother to go and find any of them?

The loot chests themselves normally give you two things Ė a bit of cash and some random piece of junk. The only thing you can use the random junk for is to sell for a bit more cash. Whatís the point of that? I never even needed money anyway, all the guns were given to me just for climbing the towers. Pointless.

I gave up doing the Path of the Hunter/Rakyat trials/assassination or whatever they were called, they were all basically the same. Pointless.

I donít think I ever used any of the drug crafting, other than a couple of vials of health potion. Never had any need for them. Pointless.

Despite not bothering with most of the side challenges I was basically maxed out on XP/skills before I got anywhere near the end of the game, which was actually a bit pointless because half the skills I never even saw an opportunity to use, let alone actually do so. E.g double ledge kill from below. Yes, I was looking for/trying to engineer a chance to use it. Pointless.

The combat/gunplay wasnít that much fun. Enemies were erratic and on occasion displayed very poor AI. Accidentally touch an allied vehicle while driving along? Oh well, the occupants and anyone else within range is now your sworn enemy and youíll have to kill them all before they kill you.

Also the narrative was laughable, the 2D characters pathetic. The enemies repeat the same half dozen idiotic phrases over and over and over.

Solid 8/10. 10/10? Nah.
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4 years ago

Far Cry 3 was one of the most overrated games of the last gen IMO, but I remain open minded about a number 4.

/don's neg protection suit
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Quake Live out of browser and standalone by year's end

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5 years ago

Quake Live... still the best after all these years :)

Anyone who liked the Quakecon video and wants to see more, Dreamhack Winter is coming up in a couple of weeks on the 28th Nov - 1st Dec and the Quake Live tournament promises to be a monster... pretty much all the top players will be present.

http://www.dreamhack.se/dhw13/2013/11/04/dhw13-quake-live-championship-full-competitor-list/

The matches will be streamed on Faceit's Twitch channel. Tune in.
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Watch Epic explain Unreal Engine 4's fancy pants visual effects

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5 years ago

@jayc1 Who cares?
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First-person sci-fi horror roguelike Routine debuts gameplay

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5 years ago

Looks intense, sort of like Amnesia: The Dark Descent, in space.

Love the VHS style Lunar Software splash screen too
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Oh look, Deus Ex: Human Revolution Director's Cut no longer Wii U exclusive

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5 years ago

Free update as per CD Project RED with The Witcher series please

Yeah, right.
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Sony details final PlayStation 4 tech spec

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5 years ago

What I still want to know is: does either the PS4 or the XBone allow us to use proper input peripherals for FPS games (ie a mouse) this time round?
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The big Battlefield 4 interview: DICE leaves technology behind

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5 years ago

I read the whole 'We're not interested in/we've not spent much time developing/we don't want to talk about the tech' as 'Battlefield 4 will basically be another Battlefield 3 DLC marketed as a new full price release'
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US Senator calls video games "a bigger problem than guns"

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5 years ago

What the...

This reminds me of those youtube clips of Miss America contestants being asked about something and immediately starting to witter on about world peace instead.
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Saturday Soapbox: Buy-to-let gaming

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5 years ago

I absolutely love Dead Space, but I don't love it enough to pay for it twice so this time EA can f*** right off.
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Why the Magic of Independent Stores Should Never Be Lost

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6 years ago

Growing up and spending my first 19 years of life in rural Kent, the joys of retro stocking indie stores was always denied to me, would have loved to have a local hangout. The closest in the mid 90's was probably Computerworld in Maidstone, but even that if I remember rightly only really stocked the mainstream stuff.

At one point that had an upstairs with rows of megadrives and SNES consoles and you could pay to play on them per half hour and select from any of the games they had in stock. They didn't have a second hand section so I never quite worked out if they were then selling those carts in the store (as new) or whatever. Or the general legality of the endeavour as a whole.

My girlfriend is from Ryde on the Isle of Wight though and there's a little place called Outland which I usually make a trip to when we're down there... a real little aladdin's cave.
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Volition dev: next Xbox not playing pre-owned games would be "fantastic"

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6 years ago

Can't contain my inner grammar pedant here....

"It does have it's faults that would have to ironed out,"

... no apostrophe in possessive pronouns

That is all.
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Fear of Failure

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6 years ago

I got double-negged in comments last week for suggesting that Bioshock Infinite is a bit like Dark Souls with its no-turning-back option.
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Fan feedback prompts BioShock Infinite 1999 Mode

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6 years ago

So, like Dark Souls then
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Peter Moore didn't order Dreamcast's death alone

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6 years ago

@Zander

Yep, even my little brother loves Shenmue and he's never played it, he used to sit and watch me play when he was about 7/8.

We both firmly agree that if there's one thing we need more of in our lives that nobody out there right now is providing, it's forklift driving sections.

Come on Sega, get to it.
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Valve employee spotted in Half Life 3 shirt

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6 years ago

@Blacqwolf First, that wavy effect inside the orange parts of the logo? Doesn't look very pro at all, and doesn't seem like the sort of thing Valve would do.

I think it's pretty clear that the 'wavy effect' is an optical effect caused by reflections off the print and the crumpled-ness of the shirt.

Otherwise, agree totally.
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Digital Foundry vs. PS3 Skyrim Lag

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6 years ago

Moral of the story: Perhaps, just perhaps, doing 2h16m speed runs might not be the absolute best way to utilise QA time on a game like Skyrim.
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Total Recall MMO announced

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7 years ago

Remaking Total Recall? That's sacriligious enough... but to cast Colin Farrell as Quaid? COLIN FUCKING FARRELL???
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Microsoft: play Modern Warfare 3 early, risk an Xbox Live ban

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7 years ago

Oh come on, if it's on record, in writing that Live's Director of Policy and Enforcement said :

"For those asking about MW3 pre-release play: If your copy is legit and obtained legitly, have fun. It's a great game."

They won't have a leg to stand on banning anyone who plays a bought and paid for copy early.

Even without the statement, casual gamer goes into shop, knows nothing about release dates, picks up MW3 off the shelf and buys it, takes it home, plays online and gets banned?

Yeah, that'll fly.
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Blizzard sells server blades for charity

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7 years ago

Wow.

A company thinks of a way to turn a pile of its old junk into money for charity, and people still find something to moan about.
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Retrospective: Quake

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7 years ago

Peregrin - "...at school we'd copy the directory from the CD to a network share, all run from there and then delete the share.

It wasn't long before I started making my own maps - including modelling our school, which would probably get me detained under anti-terrorism laws nowadays."

Are you me? :D

Maps featuring highest on our 16 player after school LAN session (it ran great on a bog standard school issue RM Nimbus Pentium 120!!!)playlist were DM3 (still the greatest FFA deathmatch map ever IMO) followed by community maps Andromeda 9 and Titan 2 (both by Slayer) and another one called Moonglum's Base. Oh, and UKCLDM2

I got pretty seriously into online QW, vividly remember the days of loading up quakespy, setting up my Qizmo proxy, dialling into Barrysworld late at night and fragging away until the early hours on the Barrysworld servers or my other regular server - 'Quake til Dawn'

No modern FPS can match the sheer frenetic pace and twitch gameplay of QW.

Happy days.
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Anderson: directors don't know games

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7 years ago

Case in point for me is Doom.

Changing the interdimensional hell portal/demons flooding through premise of the game to the usual generic science lab experiments/accidental virus/zombies guff just removed the central magic of the game's setting.
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