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In praise of a BBC Micro classic: Forever playing in Exile

Bulbatron

2 weeks ago

I remember playing Exile on the BBC. I never got very far though. I spent most of my time on the BBC playing Repton.
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Earth Defense Force: Iron Rain announced for PS4

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7 months ago

I hope that players can switch between single player and drop-in-drop-out co-operative play seamlessly at will, rather than the two modes being separated like they were in Shadow of New Despair.
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The SNES mini has a useful gameplay rewind feature

Bulbatron

8 months ago

I wonder if the Virtual Console for the Switch will include these features.
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Sega defends Sega Forever launch after fan outcry

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10 months ago

If this happened on consoles I'd be interested. One thing, though - why the hatred for Altered Beast?
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Looks like Egypt-set Assassin's Creed Origins has leaked again

Bulbatron

11 months ago

@jabberwocky Agreed.
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11 months ago

@jabberwocky Assassin's Creed Pirates has been available on iPad for years. Unfortunately, I think that is probably the pirate game. It's not a bad game, actually, but certainly not the full-fat pirate game we were hoping for.
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Thief studio boss mocks report of series revival

Bulbatron

11 months ago

@vojtas I don't have a PC, or obviously, I would have done as you suggest.
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Bulbatron

11 months ago

I enjoyed the last Thief game, for the most part. I never played the original three games, though, so a remaster for current generation consoles would be nice.
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Surprise! Nintendo announces New 2DS XL handheld

Bulbatron

12 months ago

Would the new 2DS still be backwards compatible with original DS games?
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PlayStation 3 production ends soon in Japan

Bulbatron

1 year ago

Having defected to Xbox 360 after owning a PSone and PlayStation 2, I finally got my PS3 a yeat before the PS4 came out. The PS4 is great, but I still use my PS3 loads. In fact I'm currently playing Demon's Souls for the first time.
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Resident Evil Revelations comes out on PS4 and Xbox One this autumn

Bulbatron

1 year ago

Splendid news! Come on, Capcom, RE Survivor and RE Dead Aim! Let's get all the canonical stuff made available on current systems. I'll buy them all!

Just to add, yes, it would also be nice to see stuff like Haunting Ground, Clock Tower 3 or Onimusha get the remastered treatment.
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Resident Evil 7: Biohazard review

Bulbatron

1 year ago

Can't wait to play!
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The new Call of Cthulhu looks promising

Bulbatron

1 year ago

Been waiting ages for this!
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Resident Evil 7 Collector's Edition includes dummy finger USB drive

Bulbatron

1 year ago

I think Europe might be getting a slightly different ultra-expensive edition. Also, those in the know seem to believe that the Beginning Hour demo will be completed in early December, when we're supposed to get the next big trailer.
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A new Metro game has been teased for next year

Bulbatron

1 year ago

Really enjoyed the books and the games. I was under the impression that the Metro 2035 book was actually an adaptation of the Metro: Last Light game story. Hmm, obviously not, then. Still, great news to have a new game. I found the first two very challenging, but (mostly) in a good way.
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Amnesia Collection announced for PlayStation 4

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2 years ago

@vojtas There are two Lovecraftian games on the way.

The Sinking City, developed by Frogwares, is Lovecraftian, but I don't know if it's directly based on Lovecraft's work.

Also, there's Call of Cthulhu, developed by Cyanide Studios, which will be out in 2017. Here's the teaser trailer.

https://youtu.be/SHbuE7rbDzs
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With new PS4s come new peripherals

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2 years ago

It would be good if the Resident Evil 2 remake uses the light bar as another way to see your health status - a bit like CODE: Veronica on the Dreamcast.
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Lego Dimensions' Supergirl will be exclusive to PS4

Bulbatron

2 years ago

Poor show. Very poor show indeed.
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Here's how Sonic's Green Hill Zone looks in Lego Dimensions

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2 years ago

Well I've thoroughly enjoyed LEGO Dimensions and the Sonic stuff looks pretty good to me!
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Face-Off: Resident Evil 5 Remastered

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2 years ago

@Fourfoldroot Is that just on split-screen, or does this effect online co-operative play as well?
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Lego Dimensions' second year adds Harry Potter, Adventure Time, A-Team

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2 years ago

@carlos82 Well, the original, proper Ghostbusters are already in the game, so I don't see the problem of adding the new ones as well for those who want them.
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2 years ago

@Dr_Wadd I don't bother rebuilding the vehicles when I upgrade them either. I don't think changing the portal will be that bad though, since, from the looks of it, you can probably just remove the base-plate the actual LEGO part of the portal is all built on and replace it with the new theme, which looks as though it is built on its own new base-plate that fits over the original toypad.
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Skyrim remaster, Prey 2, Wolfenstein 2, Evil Within 2 rumoured for E3

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2 years ago

Some kimd of remastered collection with Morrowind, Oblivion and Skyrim would be great! PlayStation owners never got to play Morrowind and PlayStation Oblivion didn't have any of the smaller DLC bits and bobs that the Xbox version had. It would be nice to see that addressed in a remaster collection.

A Prey 2 announcement would be good, but I think a remaster of the original game would also be great!

I mostlyenjoyed Wolfenstein and The Old Blood, so I cooould be interested in a sequal.

I didn't really like The Evil Within, although I really thought I would like it. Maybe I'll try it again now that I can turn the letterboxing off.

...And I'm definitely looking forwards to more Dishonored.
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Nioh survey results show its alpha favoured by westerners

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2 years ago

I got so close to the first boss, but ran out of time. That means I won't be getting the DLC. That's incredibly annoying and sort of makes me not want to buy the game, knowing that other players will have something I haven't got, just because their playstyle might be a bit (well, a lot) faster than mine. Having said that, I did start to enjoy the demo once I began to understand the various game mechanics.
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Resident Evil - 20 years on

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2 years ago

An enjoyable and respectful article - bravo!

The original Resident Evil (and the remake) is like one, big, multi-layered puzzle when you include all the inventory managment, ammo-conservation and risk vs reward scenarios.

I also think this is the game that best exploited common phobias such as spiders, sharks, claustrophobia and the fear of being watched, as well as ramping up the creeping paranoia. I remember feeling incredibly uneasy when I started to realise that as well as being stuck in this mansion, one or more of my fellow team members might not be entirely trustworthy... The creepy music that plays when you return to the main hall after the first encounter with a zombie, only to discover at least one team member missing gets me every time!

That's why this game comes second only to its own remake as my favourite game of all time.
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Resident Evil celebrates its 20th anniversary today

Bulbatron

2 years ago

Resident Evil is my favourite game series. Always has been. Still got the original PlayStation release.
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The Sinking City is a promising-looking open-world investigation Lovecraftian game

Bulbatron

2 years ago

This looks good. There seemed to be some confusion for a while as to whether this and Call of Cthulhu were still one-and-the-same game. I'm glad they're not. Now we're getting two Lovecraftian games!
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Call of Cthulhu back from the dead

Bulbatron

2 years ago

Very excited for this!
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Resident Evil 4, 5 and 6 coming to PS4 and Xbox One

Bulbatron

2 years ago

Great news as far as I'm concerned. The release order seems odd, but still.
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Sherlock Holmes: The Devil's Daughter release date set for May

Bulbatron

2 years ago

Looking forwards to playing this. Always enjoy Frogwares' Sherlock Holmes games. I wish they'd do a remaster collection of their older titles for current-gen consoles. I'd love to be able to play games like The Awakened or Sherlock Holmes vs Jack the Ripper on my PS4.
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Resident Evil Zero HD Remaster release date set for January

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2 years ago

@Uncle_Leo The music is great! However, in certain parts of the game, such as the Residence (the building in which you eventually fight Plant 42) and the secret underground laboratory, the music plays at too high a speed, compared to the original GameCube release.
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Bulbatron

2 years ago

@mikethemental Loved Resident Evil HD Remaster, but yes, it would be good if they did fix the music.
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Sherlock Holmes: The Devil's Daughter announced for spring 2016

Bulbatron

3 years ago

I've played several of Frogwares Sherlock Holmes games (Awakened, Jack the Ripper, Testament and Crimes) and enjoyed them all. Very pleased to hear there's another one coming.
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Lego Dimensions review

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3 years ago

Well, I can totally understand why people are reluctant to dive into this expensive game. Since I knew in advance it would be expensive, I made sure to save up in advance. Having got about half way through the main story, all I can say is that I'm having an absolute blast with it! I thought that having to move the figures round on the pad would become tedious, but I haven't found that to be the case. Great fun all round!
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Bloodborne Platinum trophy holders now get an exclusive theme

Bulbatron

3 years ago

Got my theme! Splendid!
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Amnesia: The Dark Descent is free today on Steam

Bulbatron

3 years ago

Loved Amnesia: The Dark Descent, and I'm sure SOMA will be equally good!

I asked Frictional Games on Twitter if they would consider Amnesia: The Dark Descent for PS4, and they replied with "Not impossible. Will look into it after SOMA is done."
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Capcom announces first-person shooter Resident Evil Umbrella Corps

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3 years ago

@SpaceMonkey77 I daresay you're right, and I will definitely be giving this a go snyway. As I said, I've got no problem with spin-off games trying different things.

I'd be up for an adventure game in the Resident Evil series, but I don't know if I would want it to be a Telltale game. I'm about half way through their first season of The Walking Dead and I'm really not enjoying it, though I seem to be in a minority here.
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Bulbatron

3 years ago

Resident Evil fan from day 1 here. I enjoy the newer games as well as the old ones (though I still like the old ones best). As such, I've got no problems with the series trying different things for spin-off games. Operation Raccoon City was a great idea, but not executed very well. It was reasonably fun in co-op, the not really fun at all in single player. I'd have been happy enough giving something similar to ORC another go from a first-person view.

I'm a bit baffled by this, though. If it's only going to be competative, then I can't think who the target audience is.
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Catch a teasing glimpse of SOMA's monsters

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3 years ago

@ROMhack I liked A Machine for Pigs. I wish that would come to PlayStation 4 as well. Meanwhile, SOMA looks great!
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Earth Defence Force for PS4 and Vita confirmed for Europe

Bulbatron

3 years ago

FUCK YEAH!!

EDF! EDF!

Will be getting both!
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Capcom announces Resident Evil 2 remake via T-shirt

Bulbatron

3 years ago

Well this of course, is splendid news!

Hopefully Capcom will do something similar with REmake 2 as they did with REmake. Improve the graphics and sound and add a few new areas. But otherwise, keep everything that made the original game so great!
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Capcom wants your "honest and frank" opinion about the Resident Evil 2 fan remake

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3 years ago

I wish Capcom would use something other than Facebook to interact with fans.

As far as the Resident Evil 2 remake goes - yes please! I think they could integrate the events of Resident Evil 3 into the game. Perhaps the multi campaign structure of Resident Evil 6 would work here. If they make it in 3-D then the camera could have a little more flexability - like in Resident Evil CODE: Veronica.

I don't think rebooting the series would magically solve the problem. I think the cycle of gradually declining quality (in terms of horror) would just start all over again.

Perhaps Resident Evil 7 could be used to tie up as many loose ends as possible, and then having a 'soft reboot' of the series, which goes back to the tense horror the series began wirh.
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The Witcher 3 is getting a New Game Plus mode

Bulbatron

3 years ago

Kind of annoying that Gwent cards don't carry over. 😠
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Resident Evil 0, from N64 prototype to GameCube original to HD Remaster

Bulbatron

3 years ago

Can't wait to play this again. Hopefully we'll be given the ootion to play using the original screen ratio and controls again.
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All the Doctor Whos are in Lego Dimensions

Bulbatron

3 years ago

I'm pretty sure The War Doctor is in LEGO Dimensions. I think I read somewhere that he was. Also, near the end of the trailer in the article, it cycles through all the Doctor minifigures, and even though it speeds up towards the end, the War Doctor can be glimpsed among the others.
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Sony: PS4 market share "frequently greater than 90 per cent in continental Europe"

Bulbatron

3 years ago

@XbDf What runours are these?
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Sir Christopher Lee dies aged 93

Bulbatron

3 years ago

Well that news has ruined my day. 😒

Sir Christopher Lee was an absolute legend.
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People are struggling to log in to The Elder Scrolls Online on console

Bulbatron

3 years ago

@Tyronne H.E.R.O. was awesome!
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Resident Evil Zero remake gets a debut trailer

Bulbatron

3 years ago

Well I can't wait to replay this!
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Resident Evil Zero remaster announced for early 2016

Bulbatron

3 years ago

Splendid news indeed! It was only the beginning of the game that was set on the train, though.
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