EmiliasHorse

Watch: Is this the worst game on Xbox One?

EmiliasHorse

2 years ago

I wasted 9gb of HDD space and 30 mins of my life trying to invert the Y axis...

This game is terrible in every single respect and that is the kindest thing I can say. Golly I swore a bit at this pile of dross.
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Don't call it a comeback: Xbox One's first year

EmiliasHorse

3 years ago

Love Horizon 2...however, PLEASE make PGR5.

Pretty please.

That Said, Sunset Overdrive is brilliant and I adore it. Crackdown meets Jetset Radio.

I never pick up the Sky or TV remote now, voice and Kinect does all the work... Always thought it was more than a games playing device.
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Xbox Live Achievements hit Android with Wordament

EmiliasHorse

5 years ago

I have an HTC One, Lumia 925 and iPod Touch 5th Gen and all have Wordament installed because you never know when you might need a hit of being terrible.

Love this game.
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Far Cry 3's writer argues critics largely missed the point of the game

EmiliasHorse

5 years ago

There is so much to really enjoy about Far Cry 3, if you tear yourself away from the fun of exploring, hunting, racing, climbing towers and taking over compounds you find a fast paced and rather fun tale. I was almost forced to do "story" missions to unlock new talent tree abilities, I had a growing pile of unspent skill points.

As stated the story was fun, however had the mechanics of the game failed to engage the story would not have kept me playing.
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Fifth Gen iPod Touch review

EmiliasHorse

6 years ago

I had a real struggle trying to pinpoint the launch date, I decided I wanted to upgrade from 3rd Gen so set about finding one from begining of October. I phoned Apple on 22nd Oct to be told no sign of release date.
I decided to wander into Apple store on 23rd to find they had been seeling them for the past week. Oh well...

I am very happy with the device, it is a replacement to a well loved touch and I expect it will serve we just as well.
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Lost & Found: Big Red Racing

EmiliasHorse

6 years ago

I loved it, I remember reviewers at the time hating it but I never understood all the hate. It was daft as a brush with loads of character and fun.
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Sadistic indie platformer They Bleed Pixels now set for Steam rather than XBLIG

EmiliasHorse

6 years ago

Play well and you get checkpoints faster, play poorly (or struggle because you are less skilled) and you will find checkpoints get farther apart... Sorry that is counter productive and will put me off buying.
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Spec Analysis: Microsoft Surface

EmiliasHorse

6 years ago

According to AppFlow on WP7 there are currently 98,416 apps on WP7... there is a lot of drivle for sure but the exact same can be said of the other market places. If I can re-load all my apps from my Nokia to Surface it would be a good start.
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EmiliasHorse

6 years ago

@Apple fanboy

You edited your comment...would love to have read the first draft.
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EmiliasHorse

6 years ago

Thread seems to have tailed off into a bun fight.

My opinion, I bought an iPad 3 when it launched and love it. I use a WP7 Nokia Lumia 800 and love that. I am very interested in what I have seen so far with the Surface, and want one.

The name alone gives it presence, I can see me talking of going home to use the Surface in the same way I discuss the iPad.
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Diablo 3 Review

EmiliasHorse

6 years ago

I signed up for another year of WoW and received Diablo 3 free which is excellent considering I had no intension of leaving WoW, and would have bought Diablo3 on launch day anyway. I am chuffed.

Great review of an instant classic.
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App of the Day: Total War Battles: Shogun

EmiliasHorse

6 years ago

I recently bought a "New" iPad... iPad 3 should be it's name, that Retina display is stunning enough to warrant the title 3 even if it's extra grunt mostly goes towards supporting that resolution. Several upcoming games forced my hand into jumping on board the good ship iPad and this is one of them. Lovely stuff indeed.
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Face-Off: ZX Spectrum vs. Commodore 64

EmiliasHorse

6 years ago

Really good article thank you.

I was a BBC'B' user, although I picked up a Speccy in 1985 which saw MUCH use until eventual retirement in 1991. As a Beeb user you wished your choice of games were wider, and felt left out. The grass was not always greener however as the Beeb when given love was outstanding; Revs, Aviator, Castle Quest, Repton series, Sentinel and of course Elite. Owning a Speccy was often a case of enjoying the idea of the game more than the actual experience of playing it.
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Kinect Star Wars mobile app footage

EmiliasHorse

6 years ago

I sold my Kinect because it was just gathering dust so cannot enjoy the new Star Wars game....shame.

I watched the clip and I'm not really sure what the app does, feeds twitter messages of people who like playing and what else?
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Free 3DS Wi-Fi through Nintendo Zone from today

EmiliasHorse

6 years ago

I bought a 3DS last week and so far really enjoying it. This is good news.
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Microsoft to launch TV-style adverts on Xbox Live

EmiliasHorse

6 years ago

@cheeky-sod Agreed, however the EG massive for as long as I have been registered have spat bile and hate at the 40 gold subscription fee MS charge. I feel it is excellent value for money and welcome additional content via streaming services, and if I have to watch adverts to view content so be it.
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EmiliasHorse

6 years ago

So if you swear and shout you get thumbs up. PC gaming avoids this? Get a grip. The internet has adverts on streaming sites and MS are not going to stick ads halfway through a lap of Forza.

I pay over 600 a year for Sky and still get nothing but adverts, yes it is annoying but I live with it.

EG is full of Ads for that matter.
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Scroll Extreme Review

EmiliasHorse

6 years ago

Good review, very interesting thanks.
I took the plunge this week to enter the tablet world and went for the new iPad simply because it has all the apps and that screen really is lovely.

I bought with wife in mind intending to snap up a sub 200 Android device, however three days with iPad has persuaded me that it is all the tablet I need and so much more.
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Xbox 360 entertainment apps unlocked this weekend

EmiliasHorse

6 years ago

My wife is recovering from an operation and has been using my 360 a lot.......loves iPlayer, Sky, LoveFilm and 4oD... she wants ITV Player. Any idea when / if it is coming?

I just want my Xbox back
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Thousands sign anti-GFWL Dark Souls PC petition

EmiliasHorse

6 years ago

I see GFWL as a positive reason to buy games. I like getting achievements that count towards my XBL account, I also have a WP7 for much the same reason. MS need to do something to compete against Steam and getting great games like this on board is a good thing.

I believe in competition and like choice.
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Bethesda re-releasing Quake 4 on PC, Xbox 360

EmiliasHorse

6 years ago

I must dig that out and finish it, gave up because it was all a bit meh really.


Just checked my gamer tag on EG's lovely profile page to see it is 6 years since I last played... 4/50 achievements, blimey I gave up fast.

It also says I last played GTAIV 112 years ago, WoW is it really that long ago?.
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BioWare shares new Dragon Age (3) concepts

EmiliasHorse

6 years ago

Enjoyed the first one on 360 so much I bought the PC version as a treat to my senses (360 version was a bit ugly but played well). DA2 initially pleased me and for 10 hours or so I was hooked.... Sadly it all became a chore but I stuck at it and finished it again on 360 then on PC (this time the 360 was much closer).

Looking forward to DA3 but no need to rush guys, I have plenty to keep me busy RPG wise.
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Warriors Orochi 3 Review

EmiliasHorse

6 years ago

How odd I was considering buying Warriors 6 Empire or Orochi 2 on Games on Demand for 360... I like Ninety Nine Nights 2, Bladestorm and all that sort of thing; then I read this review and I decided to buy this instead. Thank you EG.
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Ms. Splosion Man announced for PC, iOS, Windows Phone 7

EmiliasHorse

6 years ago

WP7 bring it I will try & no doubt buy
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UK Top 40: Ridge Racer Unbounded crashes into 21st place

EmiliasHorse

6 years ago

I should be itching to buy Silent Hill, Resi and Ninja Gaiden.... sadly the reviews have been so poor that even my usual "How bad can it be?" attitude in light of 39.99 asking price is wearing a little thin. If you want me to buy it at that price make sure it is good.
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Widespread reports of Xbox 360 Achievements being wiped

EmiliasHorse

6 years ago

Still not working... oh well will try again later.
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I Am Alive Review

EmiliasHorse

6 years ago

Enjoyed the demo, was still on the fence but review swung it for me. Sold
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GAME won't stock Street Fighter x Tekken, Asura's Wrath

EmiliasHorse

6 years ago

Losing Game and Gamestation would reduce my local shopping centre to HMV and CEX, sure I could buy online but I like the thrill of walking into a shop and browsing for a game. HMV is non stop loud music while CEX stinks worse than any Game store... Tesco / Asda etc. are all guilty of only stocking what they feel like stocking and thus making up charts that are wildly off the mark

Frankly this is a bloody shame.
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Alan Wake's American Nightmare Review

EmiliasHorse

6 years ago

I really loved Alan Wake + DLC, not even going to click trial button. Sold
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Grand Slam Tennis 2 Review

EmiliasHorse

6 years ago

I feel sorry for Andy Murray to be playing in an era when Nadal, Federer and Djokovic are so dominant... He would win if not for 3 players a good deal better than him.

Is there a Tennis game that fills the Djokovic slot ahead of Grandslam Tennis 2? Psion's Match Point on Speccy??
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THQ details full extent of uDraw disaster

EmiliasHorse

6 years ago

I quite fancied one but not at the pre Xmas price... When I saw them going for half that (30) in the sales I was very tempted. Sadly I declined and walked away artless.
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Apple sells 37m iPhones, 15m iPads in three months

EmiliasHorse

6 years ago

@Brownstudy
So you are saying you either like Apple products or pretend not to? ... to not like is impossible?

Bonkers
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Introducing App of the Day

EmiliasHorse

6 years ago

I really enjoyed the Kristan Reed round ups, for one he actually took the time to review WP7 games which at the time was to a much smaller user base.
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Amy Review

EmiliasHorse

6 years ago

I wasted an hour of my life downloading the XBLA demo. Thank god for demos.....

I watched a video of this last year and thought with some serious spit and polish it could turn out ok.....ishhhh. I played the demo until I died dragging Amy through a room full of zombie things, I got stuck on the scenery... when I realised the checkpoint was a good 10 mins of game time back I did the only thing anyone could do. I returned to the Xbox home screen and promptly deleted the game, 2/10 is actually 2 too many in my opinion.
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Games of 2011: Skyrim

EmiliasHorse

6 years ago

I spent over 100 hours before finally putting a halt to side quests and finishing the campaign. I played on 360 and encountered quite a few bugs, mostly game freezing between loading requiring a reboot. The biggest was the broken quest line for the Companions, never mind I shall finish that on second play.

I would say best game of 2011, however I have not started Dark Souls yet...


Just out of interest how often does the Eurogamer Xbox Live gamercard feature update? It says I last played 3 weeks ago
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The Elder Scrolls 5: Skyrim Review

EmiliasHorse

7 years ago

I almost never pre order but on this occasion I did.... Time to lose large chunks of my life.
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World of Warcraft subscribers fall to 10.3 million

EmiliasHorse

7 years ago

Blizzard gave me a free copy of Diablo 3 (whenever they get around to finishing it) and a new mount for promising to stay for another year.....

I was going to stay anyway but this makes me feel even better.
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Silicon Knights confirms job lay-offs

EmiliasHorse

7 years ago

I took a long time to get around to playing Too Human and picked it up for 5, must say one of the better fivers I have spent on a game.
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Xbox Live Marketplace schedule update

EmiliasHorse

7 years ago

Bejeweled 3 wants to be a little cheaper.... oh well I paid 15 for PC version.

I cannot resist
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Out This Week - 21/10/11

EmiliasHorse

7 years ago

Steam still says Q1 2012 for Jagged Alliance...and the official website. Confused.
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iPhone 4S sells 4m in three days

EmiliasHorse

7 years ago

@Gastrian
Thanks for the advice
It was updating a Gmail and Hotmail account every 30 mins..... oh and it has just informed me of a new system update. Excellent!
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EmiliasHorse

7 years ago

My 3GS is due an upgrade soon and I swore last November that when the Apple contract expired I would just use my Windows phone 7 HD7 instead..... Sad fact is the HD7 battery drops from 100% to 50% just turning the bugger on. Nokia had better produce something nice or I upgrade to iPhone 4S.
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Uncharted 3 online pass defended

EmiliasHorse

7 years ago

If you sell 4 million copies you have 4 million possible customers online.....if half re-sell and stingy evil second hand buyers pick up those copies you still have 4 million paid for customers online. The server is paid for and the Dev can sleep happy that he has sold 4 million copies.

The service is paid for no matter who buys the second hand copy, why not go one step futher and introduce a time limited online that has to be topped up like WoW?
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Japan Vita pre-orders prefer 3G version

EmiliasHorse

7 years ago

I would pre-order the system because stocks are likely to run out, I would not however bother to pre-order any games because it is unlikely that there will be a shortage of games in shop to buy on the day.
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OnLive Launches in the UK

EmiliasHorse

7 years ago

From what I have seen so far this is the future... maybe not Onlive as a company but the method of delivery. When internet speeds allow HD streaming the need to download anything will end.

Will I stay beyond my 3 months free with BTinternet? Unlikely at this stage because BT cannot offer me Infinity in my area... upgrade my line BT and Onlive have a customer, simple as that.
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Study measures scariest Xbox 360 game

EmiliasHorse

7 years ago

I found the original Alone in the dark on PC scary, Dead Space 2 was one attack after another with almost no let up. It was a drag...

I tried the Amnesia demo and thought here is one scary game, will buy it when it appears on another Steam sale.

Scariest console game is Project Zero 1 & 2 in my opinion.
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EGTV: Is 3D a fad or the future?

EmiliasHorse

7 years ago

At work so cannot watch the video, what is the outcome? Fad or future?...I need input.

Actually I don't care, if my HD telly broke I may go for a 3d Jobby until that day arrives I am able to keep my wallet firmly in my pocket.
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New Xbox 360 Onechanbara game

EmiliasHorse

7 years ago

I know I shouldn't but for some reason I liked the original, I am also rather enjoying Ninety Nine Nights 2.

Sequel? Go on then I am sure I could handle more of the same.
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MS not feeling 360 price cut pressure

EmiliasHorse

7 years ago

@Gastrian

Could not have said it better.
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EmiliasHorse

7 years ago

MS have confirmed a new console and confirmed that it will not be backward compatible!?!

Thank god for Sony having the balls to ensure the PS4 will be backward compatible. Praise them, hate MS now....
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