CaptCastle

Gears of War: The Board Game review

CaptCastle

5 years ago

Gears of War the boardgame was very much a gateway drug for me. Since buying it I have gone on to also buy:

Arkham Horror
Zombicide
Mansions of Madness
Mage Knight
Descent
Claustrophobia
Netrunner
Lord of the Rings LCG

And I'm very tempted with the X-Wing miniatures game too!
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Is Need for Speed: Most Wanted better with Kinect?

CaptCastle

6 years ago

@CaptCastle replying to myself as I see this was explained already. Feel free to ignore me as I sulk in the corner.
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CaptCastle

6 years ago

Not defending the Kinnect at all as I have I one and it's a waste of time. But to those saying this could be done with a PS3/Xbox headset there's some you are missing.

The Kinnect hardware/firmware is processing the voice commands and relaying data to the game. The developers have not had to program their software to understand your speech, they just use the existing Kinnect API.

Just like the controller, they just need to decide what they want the buttons to do, not write driver software each and every time.

I have a feeling that made no sense, it's been a long day!
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Jim Ross interviews CM Punk and Stone Cold about WWE 13

CaptCastle

6 years ago

INDEED!

(Can you tell it's a while since I watched WWF/E?)


(/goes to look in attic for DX football jersey)
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Co-op the key to Dead Island's success, 6500 years of playtime logged online

CaptCastle

6 years ago

Definately one of my favourite co-op games (well, the first two thirds or so, it starts to go downhill after the city).
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Board Games Are Back

CaptCastle

6 years ago

I recently bought the Gears of War board game. It is genuinely damn good (and bloody hard to win!). The best bit is that it is for one to four players (it really does work with only one person although, like most things, is best with mates).

Edit: There's a link above, but it is worth mentioning again, http://boardgamegeek.com/ is a really good site with forums and reviews for most games.
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From GT5 Champ to Racing Pro

CaptCastle

6 years ago

None of this is a new idea:

GT5 "Play our game and you could be driving real cars at Silverstone"

America's Army "Play our game and you could be shooting poorly armed militia in oil rich nations"

See, all done before ;)
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Retrospective: Spy vs Spy

CaptCastle

6 years ago

I quite liked the sequel too. Racing around an island digging pit traps and trying to get all the stuff for a submarine ride out of there. Good times.
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PlanetSide 2 Preview: Tomorrow's Shooter, Today

CaptCastle

6 years ago

@Machetazo Thanks. Loved the first one but could only play as Terran. May get to try out the others this time :)
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CaptCastle

6 years ago

Please please please use different colours for the sides this time. There was no way I could distinguish the purple and blue last time :(

/colourblindsadface
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Sony: New racing wheel peripheral has "double the accuracy of a DualShock"

CaptCastle

6 years ago

Referring to the lack of a central pivot, I grabbed the wireless Xbox racing wheel when it was half price in my local supermarket.

It's actually rather good and very useable. If you have Move already I would suggest this would not be a bad addition.
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GAME launches trade-in price checker tool

CaptCastle

6 years ago

HMV have an app that that lets you scan the barcode with your phone and pops the price up straight away. I tend to use it in GAME to get them to match the price.
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Game of the Week: Ghost Recon Future Soldier

CaptCastle

6 years ago

GRFS, another game with red/green multiplayer HUD. Way to naff off 10% of your audience. You would think with that many employees at a company, at least one would be colourblind and point out the problem.

DD is my game of the week by far.
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GeForce GRID: Can Cloud Gaming Match Console Performance?

CaptCastle

6 years ago

@munki83 The UK infrastructure really does suck. Leaky water pipes, holey roads, crappy broadband etc etc. You wouldn't think we were in the G8.
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CaptCastle

6 years ago

Whilst being very interesting, articles like this make me depressed by reminding how terrible rural broadband is in the UK.
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DayZ: The Best Zombie Game Ever Made?

CaptCastle

6 years ago

I have the Arma 2 DVD knocking about somewhere. What else would I need to buy/download to play this?
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Dragon's Dogma Review

CaptCastle

6 years ago

@TRUTH Thanks for that. Quite excited about playing it now.

Hopefully mine will turn up in the post tomorrow.
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Max Payne 3 Review

CaptCastle

6 years ago

Just ejected the thing. It's horrible and I wish I hadn't bought it.

Ho hum, glad some of you like it though, horses for courses and all that,
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Diablo 3 Review

CaptCastle

6 years ago

@HurbleBurble Zero chance, the servers will disappear as soon as there's no profit in it.
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CaptCastle

6 years ago

Still having massive lag issues here (1600ms lag spikes in large fights). Love it whem it works, but naffed off when I die (regularly!) due to network issues.
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Always Online: What Diablo 3's Battle.net Does Wrong

CaptCastle

6 years ago

@AidyD I don't like what they've done with the front end on this year's new Ford Focus so I'll vote with my wallet by stealing one instead.
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CaptCastle

6 years ago

I have yet to die in D3 through a mistake on my part. However I regularly die due to 1600ms lag spikes that occur in combat. 6 sec skill delay and unresponsive potions/red orbs is guaranteed death.
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Dead Island: Game of the Year Edition incoming - report

CaptCastle

6 years ago

LOVED the game in multiplayer. Hopefully some more people will be brave and pick it up.
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Minecraft: Xbox 360 edition trailer

CaptCastle

6 years ago

Ok, so I can have 4 players on one xbox and 4 players on another and get 8 people into one world. But can I have 8 people on 8 seperate boxes connected together? I can't seem to find clarification either way.
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Risen 2: Dark Waters Review

CaptCastle

6 years ago

Tyre, not tire. - I see it's been fixed now :)

/pendant mode off

Just finished the Witcher and looking forward to Dragon's Dogma. Otherwise I might have found time to squeeze this one in. I'll maybe pick it up later if there's a dry spell.
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Mass Effect 3 Resurgence DLC footage

CaptCastle

6 years ago

@CFacto Fair point. I'll get back to you (in triumph or shame) ;)
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CaptCastle

6 years ago

Saying that however, we do run a pretty optimal team (Asari adept, and generally two engineers and an infiltrator) and tend to choose to play against Cerberus. Maybe it would get a bit harder (and more fun) if we mixed it up a bit.
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CaptCastle

6 years ago

I agree somewhat with the lack of challenge. I've done all the maps on gold and although I still have stuff to unlock I'm not all that bothered. Needs a platinum difficulty ;)
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The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings - Enhanced Edition Review

CaptCastle

6 years ago

Oh bum. Had to order it from Zavvi after that review.
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Reality Crumbles: Whatever happened to VR?

CaptCastle

6 years ago

I never could land on that VR aircraft carrier :(
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Mass Effect 3 patch causing widespread crashes

CaptCastle

6 years ago

Had a friend two friends with this last night. They could connect with a direct game invite to my match, but not boot the game without it.
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New Battlefield 3 patch dated for Xbox 360

CaptCastle

6 years ago

Aww, still no colourblind option like the PC version.
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New SimCity will require always-on internet connection

CaptCastle

6 years ago

@nitx I only assume that I'm not buying it. And I'm fairly sure my assumption is correct.
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CaptCastle

6 years ago

It's entirely up to them what the customer needs to do to play their game.

However it's entirely up to this customer whether or not he buys it.

And he won't.
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Mass Effect 3 £49.99 on EU PlayStation Store

CaptCastle

6 years ago

I'm sure this applies to ALL shops. Why would you pay for stock to put on your shelves if your supplier is going to go straight to your customers and undercut you?
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GAME could face £2.5m of lost profit by not stocking Mass Effect 3

CaptCastle

6 years ago

Went in yesterday for my £5 credit. The girl working there spent 10 minutes on a customer's mobile phone explaining to someone back in the customer's house how to set up their Wii. As much as I disagree with GAMEs tendency to saturate their shelves with pre-owned stock,, the above customer would be stuffed asking for help like that in ASDA. It would be a shame if they disappeared.
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How to get the snake-skin Metal Gear Solid 3DS

CaptCastle

6 years ago

I might enter.

It's a boa time I won something.
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Rift subscription prices lowered

CaptCastle

6 years ago

6.95 at Zavvi with a free 8gb USB stick. I'll give Rift a go methinks.
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QUBE Review

CaptCastle

6 years ago

Mobile site lists version tested.

App doesn't.
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PlayStation Vita manual pops online

CaptCastle

6 years ago

Be careful not to flip it over, there's a weak point and you may cause MASSIVE DAMAGE.
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Eurogamer Readers' Top 50 Games of 2011 Voting

CaptCastle

6 years ago

Dark Souls
Portal 2
Skyrim
Dead Island
Saints Row the Third

I was really disappointed by Batman AC (AA would have made my list had it come out this year) but it seems a lot of you liked it based on the above comments.
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Tesco has no PS3 Red Dead stock

CaptCastle

8 years ago

I have £90 of store credit (broken Hoover!) to use up in Argos. I'll go grab a copy on my lunchbreak (reserved online). Although it's a busy weekend coming so I'm not sure I'll get to play it.
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MAG

CaptCastle

8 years ago

Quick question to those in the know:

Does the UI rely on red/green to differentiate enemies/friendlies?

Ta
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IW confirms dual-wield for MW2

CaptCastle

9 years ago

If only I didn't need dual wield wallets to afford the thing.
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Guitar Hero: Metallica demo on Live

CaptCastle

9 years ago

"I am really annoyed that the ION drum kit doesn't work with this"

Really? Not sure if I'll get the game now.
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Hendrix GHWT song pack on Live

CaptCastle

10 years ago

"GHWT gear works with RB but not the other way round"

RB gear works with GH too, so go with whatever gear you fancy. Personally I'm going to give the RB2 drums a go and see if they are much better than then the RB1 set.
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EVE's biggest-ever expansion detailed

CaptCastle

10 years ago

"five sections, with five options in each. That's a total of 25 possible basic ships"

It's very late and I'm tired, but shouldn't that be 3125 possible ships?
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Eurogamer España launches

CaptCastle

10 years ago

Boutros Boutros-Ghali!
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Call of Duty 5 beta keys all gone!

CaptCastle

10 years ago

"http://www.gamekult.com/tout/betacod5.html


20000 French codes being given away...brush off your French grammar books and you're sorted ;) "

Code just arrived in my inbox!

Thanks for the link yesterday, Fab4 /grin
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Paid character customisation for WOW

CaptCastle

10 years ago

Paid character customisation? With real money? I guess they must be short of income.

Micro transactions AND monthly subscriptions, I hope it doesn't start a trend. (What am I saying, it's WoW, of course all other MMOs will follow!)
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