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Watch God of War's director discover how well critics responded

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1 month ago

@Skyclad I might give it a go when I have the chance. It does look more interesting than the old ones. I like 3d action games, but I felt old GoW games were similar to DMC and Ninja Gaiden which were far, far superior in terms of combat mechanics. I also like slower combat, but precise combat, like in Souls games. How does the new GOW compare to any of those?
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1 month ago

I don't know if it's my type of game (I didn't really enjoy GOW that much before and I completed the first two), but it seems it turned out great and it's hard not to be happy for the devs and all the fans that get to enjoy a modern masterpiece.
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How one enterprising fan brought Demon's Souls back to life

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1 month ago

Bless these guys. People like them represent the best in gaming community.
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Welcome to the new Eurogamer

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2 months ago

It's horrid. What have you done?
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How a counterfeit NES console opened up the Russian games market

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5 months ago

@Adi-C In the early 90's there were no clones, so I bought an "original" Pegasus with my first communion money. I remember "original" games (bootlegs from Taiwan) cost about 1/3 of the console itself, expensive stuff. Back then me and my mates actually knew Pegasus was "somehow" Nintendo, because we had satellite tv and a few German/English/French/Italian channels. So we knew from commercials that Super Nintendo was a thing and that there was a gaming machine called Sega and it had that awesome looking Sonic game we probably would never play. It's kinda sad (or maybe not) that we saw a lot of colorful, awesome stuff in western commercial and always knew we'll never have any of it, but we were still happy to at least get a glimpse of it. It all changed in the 2nd half of the 90's with the PlayStation, but that's a different story...
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Sony resurrects MediEvil for PS4

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6 months ago

Well, there already was a remake on psp so I'd rather see a sequel (MediEvil 3), but I guess it's something... Maybe if it sells they'll make a proper sequel.
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David Cage on Detroit and its depiction of domestic violence

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7 months ago

I think Cage is a terrible story teller, but to be fair, he can create whatever he wants and expect people to judge it after they finish it, not before.
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Unofficial SNES cartridge-playing Super Nt unveiled

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7 months ago

I hope someday 32 bit systems will receive similar treatment. Those lasers are more fragile than anything in 8/16 bit consoles.
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You can now play the impressive fan remake of Tomb Raider 2

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9 months ago

I still prefer the original, but this looks very good indeed. A lot better than the last two TR games.
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Microsoft's final sales pitch for Xbox One X falls flat

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9 months ago

@StarcasM Hassle? Dude, I've been gaming on consoles all my life (still do), but gaming on PC has never been easier or more convenient than it is today. PC became my main platform, because right now it's the best console on the market.
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Xbox is close to being a brilliant games platform, but it needs games to get it there

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12 months ago

It also depends on the price. MS said it's gonna be a premium product, if it's too expensive reasonable people will opt for a pc or stick with ps4/ps4 pro.
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DF Retro: Soul Calibur on Dreamcast - beyond 'arcade perfect'

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1 year ago

@Devil_N I agree. Soul Calibur on Dreamcast is one of the best looking games ever made. The only character that looked really impressive in SC2 was Nightmare. The abundance of detail really did serve that particular character design well (he looked terrible after SC2 though...).
Tekken will always be my favorite fighting game, but the first Soul Calibur is just mesmerizing to look at. I remember Tekken Tag having jaw-dropping graphics, but Soul Calibur still looked so much better in motion.
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Injustice 2 review

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1 year ago

@smelltheglove I like them, but I think they went a bit too far in T7. Still, Tekken has some of the best animations out there.
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1 year ago

@Pasco Animations is one of the reasons I could never get into MK. The animations are not only stiff, but completely lack the "oomph" factor. I'm gonna stick to Tekken, it has beautiful animations and hard hitting moves that look really powerful.
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The Fifth Element and the best way of finding out about something

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1 year ago

@SuperSoupy He's my favorite part of the film...
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Bethesda lawyers force name change on indie game Prey for the Gods

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1 year ago

@kangarootoo Yeah, I kinda thought you were. I'm also not against trademark law, I get it, it's important to protect your brand, but companies need to be reasonable about it. If your trademark is a single, common word, than you done goofed and have only yourself to blame. In this case, it's even more stupid, because no sane person would confuse these two games. There is just no reason to do what Bethesda is doing, they're being major dicks is all.
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1 year ago

@kangarootoo Well, using a single, everyday word for a title and calling it "trademark" is already unreasonable. But going after someone, because they used a common word (in combination with other words) in a title is just ridiculous. Is Bethesda going to gonna go after games with the word "doom" in the title next? Because I'm pretty sure there is a shitload of those.
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1 year ago

@kangarootoo Nike isn't a made up name. She's a goddess of victory from ancient Greek mythology.
Trademark should be taken as a whole, the word/words (if they are existing words) combined with a distinct visual style. Personally I don't think you shouldn't be able to name your shoes "Nike Pro" if your logo is different, but we all know that's not how it works...
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1 year ago

Looks like Shadow of the Colossus in winter land. Anyway, f*** Bethesda. "We had no choice, we can't just let other people use words from the English vocabulary as they please, we did what we had to do and sued their asses."
I always get so confused and buy the wrong games, because so many of them have the word "the" in the title. Someone should trademark this goddamn word and prevent others from using it for our own sake!
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Activision shows off side-by-side comparison of its Crash Bandicoot remake

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1 year ago

@x5115x If you don't have a ps1/2/3/psp/vita, you can emulate a ps1 on a toaster. I still think it's a waste of time and money. Doesn't bring anything new to the table apart from newer (not better IMO) graphics. There are games that aged far worse than Crash and could use a proper remake.
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1 year ago

And why exactly are they remaking this? The cartoony, ps1 graphics still look great and have that added nostalgia factor. The gameplay is basically the same, so I ask again, why?
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Meet the man with 1200 Platinum trophies

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1 year ago

I guess people get obsessed by all kinds of things. Personally, I couldn't give two shit about achievements/trophies. Like anybody cares how I play my games and vice versa. Too bad they became crappy substitutes of classic unlockables with actual content (in most cases).
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Swery's new game will be "perverted, violent and crazy"

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1 year ago

@Snake_2011 I'm not sure that would work. The game was already technically outdated and clunky when it was released. And it kinda was part of its charm. If you're looking for higher res and framerate, grab the PC version
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1 year ago

@towser It's Swery dude, it's not a sales pitch, he just tells it how it is.
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Red Dead Redemption GTA5 mod shut down after three-year development

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1 year ago

I am not personally interested, GTA and RDR are not my things. But it always grinds my gears when something like this happens. You can be right and still be a major dick.
I'd understand if they had some PC port planned, but they don't.
And a MOD competing with a sequel? Seriously?
Does anyone really think a fan of the game will just skip the sequel, because they got some free, fan mod online? I kinda doubt it.
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Metal Gear Solid 2 was the game that changed everything for PS2

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1 year ago

I remember that trailer so well, I showed to everybody and watched it hundreds of times. I remember when in 2001 the crew of a Polish video game magazine "PSX Extreme" organized a sort of party/convention thing in a big nightclub. They had a projector and rolled the trailer at some point. Hundreds of gamers watched it in silence. The hype was real. MGS2 was the biggest thing ever for us. It was a great experience and easily the best video game trailer viewing ever.
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Sources: Nintendo to launch SNES mini this year

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1 year ago

@gaselite A half decent job. A few off-the-shelf components and 30 roms running on an emulator that is outclassed by non-commercial efforts is just pathetic.
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1 year ago

@jetsetwillie I tend not to buy products that are blatant rip-offs, preying on nostalgia. The idea itself is not bad, it's actually pretty great, but the execution is just terrible. If it was a proper NES/SNES with a few modern improvements I would buy it myself. But it's a crappy and limited emulator instead.
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1 year ago

And the sheep will flock to buy it again. It's a crappy emulator with few games that happens to look like a smaller SNES. I'm pretty sure that if Nintendo started selling turds with mustache and googly eyes and said they're "Mario's turd", the fanboys would buy them out instantly.
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Persona 5 review

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1 year ago

I love jrpgs, but Persona games are just not my cup of tea. I like the aesthetic and overall vibe, but turning character interactions into stat boosting grind just didn't appeal to me.
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What's up with Nier: Automata on PC?

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1 year ago

@ElCobrito You always get problems on PC. When me and my mate bought Witcher 3 day one, I had zero problems, but it crashed every 5 minutes on his rig. The only real f*** up with this port is the broken full-screen option, but that's an easy fix. Other than that, it's a pretty decent port of a great game that runs on a horribly unoptimized engine.
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1 year ago

@ElCobrito It's not a crappy PC port, it's a crappy engine. It struggles on ps4 pro, which is a pretty powerful piece of hardware. I'm playing on PC and I dig the aesthetic, but technically this looks like a ps3 remaster, it shouldn't bring a ps4 pro to its knees or make my PC sweat more than maxed out Witcher 3 did.
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Has Nintendo Switch already been hacked?

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1 year ago

Years ago custom firmware turned my PSP into one of the best handhelds ever. Emulators, fan made undubs, apps. PSP wouldn't be even half as good without it.
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Why a tiny reference to an alien race has Mass Effect Andromeda fans so excited

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1 year ago

@Spuzzell It's enough that you need a Steam account to play most PC games, having publisher specific accounts on top of that is just too much for me to swallow.
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1 year ago

I enjoyed Mass Effect 1 and 2. Never got around to play ME3, the Origin requirement was a deal breaker for me.
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Nier: Automata review

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1 year ago

Gonna get this on PC. It would be great to see the first Nier on PC as well. I bought the game for my Xbox 360, but the console died before I was able to finish it.
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DF Retro Hardware: Analogue Nt Mini review

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1 year ago

A bit expensive, but it's pretty awesome things like this exist. I wonder if we'll ever get something like that for 32-bit systems. Most optical discs and disc drives have a limited lifespan.
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Is Zelda on Switch worth the upgrade from Wii U?

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1 year ago

@g4r37h Where did you get that number from? That's Tegra X1 running at 1ghz. The chip runs at 307.2MHz or 384MHz in Switch's handheld mode. It's nowhere near 1GFlop...
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1 year ago

@g4r37h What's your definition of "significantly"? Because I'm pretty sure it's not even twice as powerful and that doesn't qualify as "significantly" in my book.
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1 year ago

@g4r37h I'm not talking graphics only, but actual specs. PSP was more like an underclocked PS2 than anything even comparable to PS1. Switch is way, way closer to 360/ps3/wii u specs-wise.
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1 year ago

@g4r37h I still think a handheld that is slightly more powerful than a 2005 console is just alright.
Take the PSP for example. It was released 10 years after PS1 and it was in a totally different league.
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1 year ago

@OnlyJoeKing It might be for all I know. I'm just saying, specs wise there's nothing revolutionary about it.
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1 year ago

@g4r37h Dude, you missed the fact that Wii U was barely competing with ps3/360, a generation that started in 2005. So to be fair, the Switch barely exceeds hardware that is almost 12 years old. And suddenly, it's a lot less impressive.
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Zelda on Switch runs more smoothly in portable mode

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1 year ago

I know fans will be instantly offended, but this new Zelda is one ugly game. I get that it's an open-world game running on a tablet and even though I'm not a fan, I think most Zelda games looked pretty nice. Not this one though.
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Nintendo Switch review

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1 year ago

@alexatkin There are many ways to make all gaming multiplatform. If they're worried about piracy, they can make their own OS to run their games on. It wouldn't be the best solution for gamers, but still a far better solution than dedicated hardware. You could just make a partition for your PC with "Nintendo OS" or "PlayStation OS" and in case of mobile devices - buy a device of your choice and turn into your own Nintendo handheld. So instead of buying a console, you would buy a so called "console OS" and run specific games on it on the hardware of your choice.
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1 year ago

Dedicated gaming platforms is such an outdated idea. Sony/MS/Nintendo should offer games for hardware people already own (computers, smartphones, tablets), maybe offer peripherals to turn mobile devices into proper gaming machines, but focus mainly on publishing and developing good games. Maybe try to come up with a service to compete with Steam if they feel strong enough.
Times have changed, having all those systems that share most of their game libraries anyway is a pain.
Imagine if you could play every game on hardware of your choice. Wouldn't that be great?
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The Nintendo 64 turns 20 in Europe

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1 year ago

I had only one friend who had a N64. I remember playing Mario 64 at his house, it was super fun, the graphics were great, but so damn blurry. Back then I thought his tv was broken. Now I know it was a combination of N64's blurry output and lack of RGB (he was using composite).
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Watch: Breath of the Wild is the bravest Zelda ever

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1 year ago

Zelda has probably some of the most rabid fanboy community out there. I know there are millions of Zelda fans and most of them are normal, sane people, but we all know there are some crazy bastards who would slaughter your entire family for saying OOT isn't the best game ever in the entire known universe.
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Nintendo's Switch media kit includes heartfelt messages from Reggie and Zelda's director

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1 year ago

Give Nintendo lots of money, get 2 good games, watch the system die, wait a bit for another "journey to embark on together." Rinse and repeat.
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Jim Sterling comes out on top as lawsuit with Digital Homicide dismissed

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1 year ago

@PlugMonkey Never said they're not allowed to do it. You don't have to break the law to be a dick.
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