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You can play the Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Remastered campaign early on PS4

D_Mantis

2 years ago

Everything wrong with modern gaming in a nutshell. Then there is the pre-ordering business.....
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Spec Analysis: Xbox Project Scorpio

D_Mantis

2 years ago

Games sell the hardware. It's that simple. All the shiny pixels and teraflops in the world won't change that fact. PC gamers can get better performance with their machines, console gamers who want a better variety of games will go to sony.

MS were playing catch-up ever since that "TV TV TV" fiasco, and parity with Sony could be a long way off, if that ever comes.
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EA E3 2016 conference live report

D_Mantis

2 years ago

Haven't watched a live conference in ages, Mind you EA's are always solid on pure gameplay, so I'll stick around.
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PlayStation Experience 2015 keynote live report

D_Mantis

2 years ago

Boo them of the stage if they have the nerve to discuss ps2 backwards compatibility without supporting ps2 discs.

They can't get away with this because it's "Sony" and their supposed to be the good guys. They've been profiting massively of remasters since 2007 when they gutted it out of the fat ps3's.
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Digital Foundry: Hands-on with PS4's PlayStation 2 emulation

D_Mantis

2 years ago

Ever since they had backwards compatibility in the original fat ps3's and then conveniently removed it from the newer ps3's, I've been suspect of virtually everything they've done with backwards compatibility from then till now. It's a questionable tactic for them to profit massively of remasters.

Yes they are going to re-sell you you games which you have bought physically at some point. It's a dirt tactic and quite frankly I'm bemused as to why the media haven't pressed Sony further on this issue.

I own a ps4,ps3 and a ps2. It would be nice if either the ps3 or ps4 could play my old ps2 games. I've supported Sony since I was a kid, I think a bit of good will on their part wouldn't go a miss.
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Hitman delayed until March 2016

D_Mantis

3 years ago

I don't think making huge open worlds for the sake of it does anything but take away from the whole game. People are leveraging this criticism of new releases such as Mgs5, and I'm afraid I'm one of them. A small to medium environment which is very detailed would be preferable to a huge world, whereby most of your playtime is spent getting from point A to B and then getting so pissed off of traveling the distance you get bored and frustrated by a mere formality. Games should be fun to play and being boring is the number 1 cardinal sin in any form of entertainment.
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Pokémon World Championship players arrested over alleged gun plot

D_Mantis

3 years ago

I'm a huge Pokemon fan but even I wouldn't deliberately try to look like a snorlax.
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Resident Evil 2 remake pitched to Capcom by Resi HD producer

D_Mantis

3 years ago

In 2015 the words "creativity" and "original" seem like ancient Egyptian hieroglyphics.
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Batman: Arkham Knight's first major DLC falls short

D_Mantis

3 years ago

My generation were spoilt in some regards. We got full games on a disc and/or cartridge, which were full experiences without additional dlc or charges. Games by and large weren't broken, didn't require patches and just worked straight out the box or case.
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PewDiePie talks money

D_Mantis

3 years ago

@Master09 Fair play to him, he's made millions. But jealousy is a natural human emotion, it's an ugly one but everyone has experienced it at points. We wouldn't have an economy without jealousy, or evolved into the resourceful beings we are today.

It's what you do with it. You can be bitter and resentful of other peoples success like me, or you can just accept others good fortune and try to make your life better.

This story particularly irks me because the guy is clearly a cunt, he is my age(25) and has basically won the youtube lottery by playing video games. They are about hundreds of other channels where people will never see any money for their videos or never get the exposure to get that many subscribers.
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Former Valve economist Yanis Varoufakis quits as finance minister of Greece

D_Mantis

3 years ago

The EU should drop them, and honestly they would be better of in the long term by using a different currency. In the short term they are going to suffer either way.
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Peter Moore recounts $1.15bn Xbox 360 Red Ring of Death saga

D_Mantis

3 years ago

@jetfire10 Yeah Sony did well with the ps3, but I think they have dropped the ball somewhat with hardware quality with the ps4. Mine sounds like a jet engine and the UI is running pretty slow.
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D_Mantis

3 years ago

That's what happens when you cheap out on hardware design.
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Watch Uncharted 4's full 14-minute E3 gameplay demo

D_Mantis

3 years ago

Is the so called 'Spoiler' really a spoiler?
I mean she was in the previous three games you know...
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Batman: Arkham Knight review

D_Mantis

3 years ago

Reads like an 8/10.
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Don't hold your breath for PS4 backwards compatibility

D_Mantis

3 years ago

I've supported sony for well over ten years, I've owned all the consoles from the ps1 onwards. I've always thought their stance on backwards compatibility as of late has been heavily misjudged. They see the inclusion of such a feature as a negative and something which would take away the option to charge customers to play/rent previous games for prior systems. It's really a shrewd business decision, also remastering games is big business and allowing for backwards compatibility would put a dent in that.

I don't understand why they can't offer ps1/ps2 emulation now, and gutting the ps2 backwards compatibility from the ps3 was a huge misstep in my opinion.

The pricing in general for digital content on the PS store is heavily inflated and just down right laughable, This is a company that still has the sheer nerve to charge £54.99 for a brand new digital release. The pricing on PS now is a joke, but that was never going to be a surprise. They have clearly shown they can't be trusted to offer reasonably priced digital content.
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Shenmue 3 sets Guinness World Record for quickest video game crowdfunding

D_Mantis

3 years ago

This should break the 10 million mark. This is just a test to see if the game has an audience or not. You can bet your arse Sony are going to top that up for console exclusivity. A game of Shenmue 3's calibre would need a dev budget of about 50 million.
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Square Enix E3 2015 conference live report

D_Mantis

3 years ago

I'd like to know more about their plans for Hitman. I don't want to pre-order shit and want a physical game, damn these staggered digital releases.
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Mirror's Edge Catalyst title spotted ahead of E3

D_Mantis

3 years ago

The cynic in me thinks that this game is a "reboot" which is going to dilute the core mechanics of the first game and aim to dumb down the level design and free-running. That's the whole point of not putting a '2' next to the title,

I could be completely wrong though...
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Batman: Arkham Knight season pass lets you play as Batgirl

D_Mantis

3 years ago

How about, £33 for additional content isn't really ok. How about including it in the fucking game, just because every other publisher and their dog is doing this season pass shit, really , really doesn't make it right.

This industry is getting greedy, really greedy. Stop it now.
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Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 features co-op campaign, augment-fuelled multiplayer

D_Mantis

3 years ago

Another annually released scripted event. No thanks.
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Mortal Kombat X review

D_Mantis

3 years ago

No Recommended?, Seems harsh, even with all the dlc shenanigans.
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Face-Off: Mortal Kombat X

D_Mantis

3 years ago

Wow, the game was released on Tuesday. I fully appreciate and understand giving a post launch review, but jesus christ you guys take your time.
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You can buy Mortal Kombat X Easy Fatalities

D_Mantis

3 years ago

No sale. I refuse to your shitty support microtransactions and pre-order dlc. Ship everything on one disk ffs, preferably without a day 1 patch.
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Xbox One UK price now £299.99

D_Mantis

3 years ago

I think the xbone needs a facelift. It's really not aesthetically pleasing and looks like a Vhs player.
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What made Super Mario 64 so special?

D_Mantis

3 years ago

Graphics age with time, great game design doesn't. This is a classic and the greatest game on the 64.
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Bloodborne walkthrough and game guide

D_Mantis

3 years ago

Recommend or Essential? That's what we want to know.
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Borderlands: The Handsome Collection has 16GB day one patch on Xbox One

D_Mantis

3 years ago

16 gb's would take about 8 hours minimum for me to download. I've always want to play borderlands but i refuse to buy this on principal.
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The best PS4 games

D_Mantis

3 years ago

I'd recommend Wolfenstein: the New Order. I don't know why this has been criminally overlooked. it is a perfect homage to the old school shooters of the 90\s and blends in some aspects of the new school. The story is quite poignant at times, and other times just downright hilarious. Of course it has flaws, but if your putting Alien: Isolation on that list(Which deserves it's place, but is prone to repetitiveness) then Wolfenstein really should be considered.
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Future Assassin's Creed games will have "more robust modern day" than Unity

D_Mantis

3 years ago

How about creating a new IP and stop milking a dying cow? It looks like the accountants are the ones who are making the creative decisions at Ubisoft.
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Grand Theft Auto 5 review

D_Mantis

5 years ago

What difference does a 9 really make then? It was always going to be brilliant. No game is ever perfect.
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How similar is Batman: Arkham Origins to Arkham City?

D_Mantis

5 years ago

I understand it's the end of the generation but quite frankly i could never justify spending full whack on games which are really just more of the same with a few licks of paint in select places. I like batman but when games like gta 5 are being released for the same price i know where my £40 is going. This is a rental.
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The Evil Within gameplay trailer is bloody, disgusting

D_Mantis

5 years ago

Even when you're armed, bullets will be sparse, and shooting enemies - even in the head - won't necessarily kill them. "You can shoot a guy's legs and he'll fall down on the ground. Now maybe you took him down and he's going to stay there," said Hines, "or maybe he's just faking it and waiting for you to get close so he can jump at you.
It's so refreshing to hear this. People actually understanding the concepts of survival horror. Glad EA are nowhere near this, Dead Space 3 i'm looking at you.
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A list of every confirmed Xbox One game

D_Mantis

5 years ago

Some of those so called 'Exclusives' won't be exclusive for very long. You're paying £429 for set top box which can play a few games and watch you while you masterbate in the dark.
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War never changes

D_Mantis

5 years ago

This is much more than a simple hardware/software battle. It's really got little to do with petty fanboyism, It's a war of ideology!

Sony have showed that they care about gamers and games, Microsoft intentions are ill-conceived, anti-consumer and just downright repugnant. They have showed the worst excesses of American capitalism.
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PlayStation 4 will cost $399/€399/£349

D_Mantis

5 years ago

Funny thing is if the price was over £400 and they never said a word on the DRM issue i'm sure a lot of people(including me) would be saying how much of a disappointment the conference was. But they pulled it together, i had doubts i won't lie but they have really beat Microsoft now.
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Live: Sony E3 2013 Conference

D_Mantis

5 years ago

SONY WINS!!!!!!!!!!!
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D_Mantis

5 years ago

After a long day of watching quite a bit of dross I'm hoping they can really seal the deal with some great games, a reasonable price and last but certainly not least no DRM!!

I have a feeling they won't even touch on the subject during the conference, why would you want to throw a spanner in the works if it's going so good?
Peoples decisions should be made in the coming days when Sony are pressed on the key issues of used games and DRM.
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FIFA 14 confirmed for PC, PS2, Wii, iOS, Android, everything but Wii U

D_Mantis

5 years ago

If the ps4 does indeed have drm i'm buying a wii u and am going to catch up on a backlog of wii games which i've never played and the current line up of wii u games. I have a feeling the wii u is going to get very popular, very quickly once sony's plans on used games are clarified.
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DICE announces new Mirror's Edge game

D_Mantis

5 years ago

Rebooting a franchise which has only had one previous entry? I'm worried but not really surprised - This is EA we are dealing with and i knew something was amiss when the '2' was omitted from the logo.
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D_Mantis

5 years ago

Had to watch 55 minutes of meh to get to this gem.
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Live: Electronic Arts E3 2013 Conference

D_Mantis

5 years ago

Why does sony's conference have to be at 2am. fuck you BST!!!
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Live: Microsoft E3 2013 Conference

D_Mantis

5 years ago

FAIL!!!!!
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D_Mantis

5 years ago

Mirrors edge 2 bitches!!!
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D_Mantis

5 years ago

I just want sony to put them out of their misery. It's just embarrassing now...
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