FlamingCarrot

Gran Turismo 6 preview: The turning point

FlamingCarrot

5 years ago

Ah... the sound of an angry bee in a jar when it should be the four horsemen ripping apart the heavens.
Turn 10 nailed the sound effects (mostly) but GT still can't quite manage it. The Muira P400 for example was weedy beyond belief. All the V8s in Forza made the floor shake in contrast.
I am hopeful for Evolution's Drive Club (fingers crossed)
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Polyphony considering PS4 version of GT6; has "unfinished business" with PS3

FlamingCarrot

5 years ago

I actually look back to games like TOCA2. It felt like you were actually screaming along in fragile touring car, the howl of the engine and gearbox made it an even better experience. Grand Prix Legends was brutal and finishing a lap was an achievement. I could go on, but my main gripe with GT is just isn't that engaging. Grid (and hopefully Grid 2 - although why no in car view??) had the violence, Forza was much more fun (although I hate Horizon) but you know that GT wont reinvent the wheel.
Hopefully in the next gen someone may actually look at what makes racing so compelling, and its not just poly counts on car models.
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FlamingCarrot

5 years ago

GT just lacks a soul. It may look pretty but I don't want rubber band AI - yet again. I want the other drivers to outbrake themselves (like in Forza), have a huge race losing slide and actually retire from races.
What's Geoff Crammond up to nowadays?
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WipEout: The rise and fall of Sony Studio Liverpool

FlamingCarrot

5 years ago

Psygnosis.
The company that made me buy an Amiga to play Shadow of the Beast, Agony,etc
The boxes, the Roger Dean artwork, the feeling you were part of an underground video gaming movement where parallax was king. All their games had something.
Wipeout was so cool and bleeding edge it was like seeing the future. I bought into the whole thing; the Feisar t-shirts and the soundtrack album.
I hope their legacy continues and much respect is due.
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Tomb Raider writer discusses Lara Croft's kill count

FlamingCarrot

5 years ago

Anybody wonder where SO many people to kill came from? For a mystical lost island thats vanished off the face of the earth thats a lot of recently dead bodies excluding Lara's kill count.

Next game please put in more tombs and a slightly more lighthearted tone (this one is relentless in its grindhouse leanings)
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GLaDOS voice in new Guillermo del Toro film

FlamingCarrot

5 years ago

Its Heavy Gear mechs fighting Godzilla, the voice of GLaDOS by the director of Hellboy.
Fantastic
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Simbin announces GTR 3

FlamingCarrot

6 years ago

GP Legends and GT Legends. Games that need to be brought back to life. The V12 Ferrari noise on GP Legends has yet to be bettered in my opinion.
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Warhammer 40K: Space Marine trailer

FlamingCarrot

7 years ago

Really enjoyed the demo on the 360. Great to have English voice acting (is that Mark Strong?) and as demos go it was really enjoyable. Its similar to Gears in style but has a great mythology to draw on. I love Relics work.
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Witcher 2 2.0 update adds Dark Mode

FlamingCarrot

7 years ago

I just finished it and thought it was fcking excellent. Loved the Witcher too however but this was a fantastic experience.
I can't wait to see whats happens in the next instalment. Thank the gods of gaming that companies like CD Projeckt still make games like this.
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EA seeks NFS: The Run spokesmodel

FlamingCarrot

7 years ago

Pathetic / Insulting / Sad / Desperate

Enough about the game, this trailer is appalling!
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Behind the Wheel of Driver: San Francisco

FlamingCarrot

7 years ago

Meanwhile I shall patiently await the return of Carmageddon. The only out of body experience there is when you fly through the windscreen.
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FlamingCarrot

7 years ago

Sorry but changing bodies? Driver was all about outrunning the cops not a cod out of body driving experience (which is reflected in the handling by the way) The 360 demo was dreadful and what a long way Reflections have fallen since Shadow of the Beast.
Its a 5 at best and bargain bin bound.
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Alone in the Dark

FlamingCarrot

10 years ago

Its an unpolishable turd.
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Call of Duty 5 name and details

FlamingCarrot

10 years ago

Lovely boy
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FlamingCarrot

10 years ago

Why not COD5: Dads Army? A riff on Turning Point but you and the plucky Home Guard defend Southend from the Hun? Use spades and old WW1 equipment to repel the Nazi (without swastikas naturally) blitzkrieg?
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FlamingCarrot

10 years ago

How do you follow up one of the biggest selling games of recent times? By jumping the shark.
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FlamingCarrot

10 years ago

COD4 was a refreshing change from the over used / flogged to death WWII scenarios. This is not a good move for the series and represents a backwards step. Hopefully Colonial Marines will be worth the wait; go Gearbox.
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Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots review

FlamingCarrot

10 years ago

I know its supposed to be a masterpiece but after the lengthy exposition in MGS2 i was rather put off.
I'll give it a go and make up my own mind.
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FlamingCarrot

10 years ago

So as someone who loves his games but has only flirted with the MGS series..is it worth getting just for the experience?
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Crysis expansion announcement soon?

FlamingCarrot

10 years ago

PLEASE no aliens! It kills the games fun factor.
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Codemasters has GRID patch on way

FlamingCarrot

10 years ago

Got it on PS3 and PC and really impressed with the PS3 version. Plays brilliantly and a really good atmospheric racing game. PC has had no problems incidentally and running everything maxed out.
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Prince of Persia

FlamingCarrot

10 years ago

Good Lord!
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Codemasters snags Formula 1 licence

FlamingCarrot

10 years ago

Talking of Mosley this is good

http://www.sniffpetrol.com/2008/04/04/mo...
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FlamingCarrot

10 years ago

Ayrtons Senna's Super Monaco GP?

Vroom was so fast in its day..
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FlamingCarrot

10 years ago

There haven't been any good F1 games for years. At least Codemasters have made some excellent racing games. I still think TOCA2 was a benchmark when it came to racing sims.
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FlamingCarrot

10 years ago

Polyphony would make it too clinical. GT5 is technically excellent but is totally without a soul. Now Grand Prix Legends had the works...
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FlamingCarrot

10 years ago

Fantastic news! It will never hit the GP4 / Geoff Crammond heights IMHO but great news for F1 fans.
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Star Wars: The Force Unleashed

FlamingCarrot

10 years ago

hmmmm shit it looks
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Games a "colossal waste of time"

FlamingCarrot

10 years ago

@expiredone

Me too,except the Atari VCS. I too am happily married with children and have spent many years wasting my time with games.

This man is a penis.
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Viking: Battle For Asgard

FlamingCarrot

10 years ago

Been playing this for as good few hours now and really enjoy it. I have always found Kristian reviews excellent in general but think 5/10 is not high enough. But the whole thing with reviews is its just one persons opinion, but agree that Eurogamer now has alot of clout in review terms. I enjoy this site so much as, in general, you do get some great debates and a genuine knowledge of gaming from alot of Eurogamers.
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FlamingCarrot

10 years ago

Want to talk tedious repetition? Assassins Creed anybody?
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FlamingCarrot

10 years ago

I'd prefer to play something like this than the countless other "next gen" toss currently on sale. But one mans meat is another mans 5 out of ten.
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50 Cent: Blood on the Sand

FlamingCarrot

10 years ago

Can you throw chairs, bottles of piss etc at him like the Reading Festival appearence?
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Dungeons & Dragons creator dies

FlamingCarrot

10 years ago

I loved Tomb of Horrors. Childhood memories flood back. RIP Mr Gygax.
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TNA iMPACT's Kurt Angle

FlamingCarrot

10 years ago

Why no World of Sport wrestling game? A rendered Dickie Davis and Big Daddy, Giant Haystacks and Kendo Nagasaki FTW
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The Witcher to be re-released

FlamingCarrot

10 years ago

On Act V and i still love it. These enhancements are hopefully going to make it even more enjoyable.
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Fallout 3 versions to launch together

FlamingCarrot

10 years ago

Maybe you'll think of me, when i am sad and blue....playing it on the PC (which Cliffy dear boy is far from dead). The joys of minigunning mutants is a pleasure beyond measure.
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The PC Brigade

FlamingCarrot

10 years ago

There's plenty of room in the gaming hot tub for all formats. I personally prefer a rub down with the PC.
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Cult Classics: PlayStation 2

FlamingCarrot

10 years ago

I'm playing Okami on my PS3 and absolutely love it.
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Epic focusing on console titles

FlamingCarrot

10 years ago

Ē My girlfriend brought me to this metalcore show ó Killswitch Engage was phenomenal and All That Remains. I realized, you know what? Thatís the target audience for what I do. And Iím okay with that. I donít want to win over their little college sister, because thatís not the kind of game I do."

Well i'm out of Cliff's target audience then. This comment speaks volumes.
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FlamingCarrot

10 years ago

I'm with sharpfish. My 8800gtx PC kicks the crap out of both consoles and i own a 360 + PS3. The bottom line is that console games = massive revenue. Never write off the PC though.
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Atari financials leak 2008/2009 line up

FlamingCarrot

10 years ago

The Witcher 2: Tits out for the lads...again
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Devil May Cry 4

FlamingCarrot

10 years ago

Ah splendid! More homoerotic demon slashing japery. IGN gave the PS3 the nod over the 360 version out of interest. I enjoyed the first one so will give it a go.
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American McGee reveals new project

FlamingCarrot

10 years ago

Alice was excellent. I hope he can reclaim some credibility after Bad Day LA.
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GT5 Prologue in April

FlamingCarrot

10 years ago

£17.99 on Amazon pre-order. I got the Jap import and its the mutts swingers. The in car view does it for me.
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Burnout Paradise

FlamingCarrot

10 years ago

Hats off for the great V8 noise if nothing else.

So where now for the arcade racing genre? Think the barrel is just about scraped. I have hopes for GRID and love GT5 Prologue (on Jap import) but the days when i loved Screamer, Burnout even Outrun are a warm memory. Is it me or has the law of diminishing returns started to take hold?
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Omega Five

FlamingCarrot

10 years ago

Which band sang "go go ninja dinosaur"? Aesoki something? Can't remember.
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Live Club demo tomorrow

FlamingCarrot

10 years ago

After the fun of Uncharted this seemed pretty average. Had hints of the Running Man about it but it just lacked something. After Gears / GRAW / Rainbow 6 the duck + cover, lean against something gameplay is now standard. The Club just seemed average. Maybe the finished article will be a different prospect, but so far the demo left me a tad indifferent.
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FlamingCarrot

10 years ago

Left me with a meh feeling.
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