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PlayStation 4 firmware update 5.0 released

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7 months ago

@irononreverse Thanks - hadn't spotted that option (in Messages rather than Notifications). It still annoys me that there's no delete option for notifications anymore, so all the spam messages I've received in the past are stuck there.
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7 months ago

Anything about that wonderful "feature" where bots can instantly add a thousand random people to a group without their consent and spam all of them with group messages about how x_X_xsexyLanax_X_x wants you to give her your credit card number or whatever?
@Frosty840 Yep - hate this. Plus the fact that while you can leave the group, you can't delete the bloomin' notification!
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The untold origin story of Creative Assembly

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7 months ago

Great article - makes me feel suitably old to have followed this lot from the get-go!
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Total War: Warhammer's DLC gets a bit more ambition with the Wood Elves

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1 year ago

@thegogsunit This will Spruce up the game in time for Christmas (tree).

Am I doing this right?
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The next historical Total War is "an era we haven't tackled yet"

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1 year ago

@the_sufferer
Technically CA could make a game that is both an Empire TW and a period previously uncovered: a 17th century one
I was thinking the same thing - the 30 Years War, English Civil War, expansion in the Americas, Africa and Asia, plus a bunch of new technologies etc.

Well, I'd play it.
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Total War: Attila announced

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4 years ago

I'm happy enough with this 'expandalone' - I enjoyed the original Barbarian Invasion way back when, and it looks like it's adding back a few bits and bobs into the mix to make it a worthwhile purchase. I was hoping for news on their Warhammer game, but maybe that'll be their 2016 game.
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EA addresses "unacceptable" Battlefield 4 launch

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4 years ago

Thing is, if they increase the development length to add in time for extra testing and QA, what will actually happen is the dev will overrun and the length of time to test will get squeezed by the ever approaching release date.

So no change, nothing to see here, move along.

Yes, I'm a bitter software tester!
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See Microsoft's new Arctic Camouflage Xbox 360 controller

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4 years ago

@tidy-spidey An upside down V?
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Bungie's date with Destiny approaches

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4 years ago

'Bungie has a flat floor plan - a huge space built into the studio's repurposed Bellevue bowling alley office that's packed with desks, but there are now walls. "That makes it a lot easier," Bakken says'

This might be the real reason for the launch delay - before they put the walls in, they had no reliable method of holding up the ceiling - productivity sure went up after that.
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Chris Roberts shows off Star Citizen dogfighting

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4 years ago

In space, everyone can hear you whoop.
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Google developing smart contact lens to help diabetics

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4 years ago

'Google's gadget includes a sensor to detect the glucose levels via your tears'
... then use that information to advertise you sugar-based snacks, diabetic chocolate, and Kleenex.
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Turtle Beach signs PS4 official headset deal

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4 years ago

@DreadedWalrus They'll let you hear all the swearing and insults in super-high fidelity - how else will competitors know what their opponents did to their mums without crystal-clear audio?

Or maybe they'll just charge triple and change the colour.
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Dean Hall planning "really special" DayZ presentation for EGX Rezzed

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4 years ago

@hax1 I'm hoping for baked bean tins with ring-pulls.
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4 years ago

"I think I'll put something really special on for the DayZ session," he said in an email.

A suit made entirely of caviar, diamonds and truffles?
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Xbox One mod unlocks mouse and keyboard support

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4 years ago

@Earthworm-Dave Well, to be fair there would be less complaints if they'd changed to standard micro-usb chargers like every other non-Apple device.

Anyway, having watched the mouse and keyboard part of that video, it does look like anyone using this will have the ability to aim much faster than someone using a standard controller, so that's tantamount to cheating if used online against unsuspecting controller users in my book.
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Battlefield 4: Second Assault review

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4 years ago

Lagolution.

I'll get me coat.
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Second Total War: Rome 2 patch out now

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5 years ago

@Stevonymo The thing is, on some PCs it's working great, but on others it isn't - my i5 2500k with a GTX670 runs the game almost maxed out with a stable and playable framerate, but other combinations which on paper are far more powerful are having real problems.

So maybe shooting them is a tad harsh.
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5 years ago

@Bananazniper If it was improved, I didn't really notice during the beta to be honest. Units were still routing after losing less than 50% of their men, which in itself wouldn't be so bad if it didn't only take 30 seconds of fighting for them to take 50% casualties from equally matched units.

I'm looking forward to trying out the next beta patch whenever that gets put up on Steam - they've promised 'gameplay improvements' so hopefully they'll revisit kill speeds and morale more to my taste - until then, there's always the Radious mod.
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5 years ago

@Bananazniper Aye, but until they reduce the kill speeds and buff the morale up a bit, the battles will still be over in minutes - it'll just take longer to meet in the middle!
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Total War: Rome 2's paid and unpaid content plans detailed

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5 years ago

I do like a bit of Total War - I just hope that the game speed in the battles isn't too fast for my ageing reflexes - specially as it looks so darn pretty, I want to be able to zoom in and see my troops up close before the battle's over!

It's good that CA are bunging out some free stuff and setting out their plans for supporting the game. But Shogun 2 wasn't moddable to the same extent as the original RTW and M2TW were, so that claim is a bit meaningless. Much as I'd love to see a new Rome Total Realism or Europa Barbarorum using the R2TW engine, somehow I don't think it's very likely.
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Microsoft reveals Xbox One, due worldwide this year

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5 years ago

Hmmmm. Turns out I don't want One.
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The Room rakes in over 2 million sales

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5 years ago

Is this made in HD or 35mm?
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EA unveils Battlefield 4, powered by Frostbite 3, with 17-minute gameplay trailer

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5 years ago

I was pleased that they didn't turn the leg amputation scene into a BF3-style QTE:

Press E,F Space,LB!

You failed to press random buttons quickly enough and he's bled to death, please replay the last 10 minutes. Again.

I know the BF3 SP was bolted on, but I played it just to get some familiarity with the game before jumping into the MP - those pointless QTEs really annoyed me!

That trailer has certainly got me interested in what the MP will look like.
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The Last of Us preview: Naughty Dog moves into Uncharted territory

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5 years ago

@Breach Well, I can't be held responsible for EG correcting the article after my finely crafted comment, thus rendering my comment stupid looking for everyone who hadn't read the article before they corrected their spelling. Bah.

I'm off to eat a torte.
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5 years ago

Sorry to be that guy, but someone needs to be taught how to spell taut.

I'll get my coat.
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The Interesting Sequels of 2013

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5 years ago

Total War Rome 2 is pretty high up on my list of most anticipated releases for this year. In fact it's actually sat right at the top of my list. So there.
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Humble THQ Bundle adds Warhammer 40k: Dawn of War as total payments near $4.5m

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5 years ago

@MerricK Click on the link in the email you got when you first bought the bundle and your new game should show up there I think.
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5 years ago

@Boomerang Same $25 spent here (I mean, £16 for all of these games!) - even though I can't see myself having enough time to play any of them!
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Warhammer 40K board game Space Hulk is being adapted for PC, Mac and iOS

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5 years ago

Obligatory 'Android release please' comment.
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Total War developer announces multi-game Warhammer deal

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5 years ago

@Kalderyn Hmmm, opinions vary.

Shogun 2 wants a word.
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5 years ago

@uninspiredcup As long as the base building is on the strategic campaign map and not on the battlefield I'll be happy.

So basically Rome 2 with Orcs.

Mmmmm... sounds pretty much like my geeky 11 year old self's dreams come true, and it's only taken them 30 years!
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Face-Off: Trine 2 on Wii U

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5 years ago

@Arwin Thanks for reminding me my monitor has 3D! Just tried the original Trine in 3D and it looks awesome, I'll be giving Trine 2 a go when I've finished it! I'm still working my way through a backlog of games courtesy of the Steam sales.

As for the Wii U, I'm glad the game looks great on it too, the more people who play it the better.
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Baldur's Gate: Enhanced Edition review

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5 years ago

@Sunyavadin ...Except porting it to Android and iPad, which is what a lot of people here are holding out for. I'm hoping it works OK with touch controls, it'll be a day one purchase for my Nexus 7 if it does.
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Grid 2 Preview: No Assists Please, We're British

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6 years ago

Well, I liked Grid, and I was one of the '5%' that used the in car view, so this is disappointing.

I hope they've decided to allow players to chose which cars they can have on different tracks, the restricted choice in the first game was annoying after a while. Oh, and I also hope they allow voice chat to carry on while the game is loading, this got really frustrating when I played with my mates - lots of broken conversations and long loading times. Maybe that was just a PS3 thing though?
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Just how popular is DayZ?

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6 years ago

@Shikasama Bohemia Interactive are currently selling the ARMA2 + Operation Arrowhead bundle (Steam version) for £14.99 - cheap as chips!
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Total War: Rome 2 will deliver "a darker vision of war"

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6 years ago

Bah, I was hoping to see the 10 minutes of demo footage.

Still, Rome 2! Yay! I hope it's a worthy sucessor.
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BBC Sports app in beta on the PlayStation Network

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6 years ago

@Cringles88 Sorry to disappoint you, but the Tour de France is on ITV4...
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EA wants to know what you think of Origin

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6 years ago

I installed Origin so I could try the BF3 beta last year, and didn't have too much bother with it to be honest.

However, last month I saw EA were flogging Batman Arkham City cheaper than I could buy it from Amazon, so I went ahead and bought it. Cue 7 hours of frustration and forum post reading to try and get Origin to work after it updated itself as part of the Batman install. It just would not work at all. I was about to give up and demand a refund when I stumbled upon a forum post that contained a suggested fix for an entirely different error, and low and behold it worked - it involved downloading a beta client installer and renaming a temp launcher executable to be the main Origin executable.

So anyway, I got to play but only after wasting half a day and jumping through a bunch of totally unneccessary hoops. So that kind of annoyed me.

Last week it downloaded another update and stopped working again, but renaming the exe worked.

So my experience with Origin is that it doesn't work without manual intervention, and stops me playing when I want to play.

Down with this sort of thing!
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Call Of Duty: Black Ops 2 reveal trailer

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6 years ago

@inutaihanyou Yep, that was an interesting read - thanks. I just hope the MP is good fun.
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CCP: players' attempt to destroy Eve Online economy is "f***ing brilliant"

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6 years ago

"Last night I got an email - Jita was at 2100. Time dilation kicked in at 15 per cent. And there were people just watching the sh*t that was going down. It was brilliant. It was absolutely great."

Eh? As a non-Eve player, that's just a bag of nonsense right there.
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Wargame: European Escalation Review

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6 years ago

Hmmm. I play Combat Mission Battle for Normandy and I don't think it's especially obtuse or difficult. But then again, I'm a weirdo because I like CMBN in the first place.
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Massive Total War: Shogun 2 patch incoming

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6 years ago

The link to the Official site in the article is actually a link to the patch announcement post at the fansite TWCenter.net.

Pedantic mode off.

Looks like a great patch - looks like I'll be playing some Shogun 2 over the weekend.
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Apple unveils its new iPad

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6 years ago

"Voice dictation supports US English, British English, Australian..."

Fair dinkum cobber! No wuckin furries!
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The new Eurogamer - four days on

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7 years ago

I'd like the front page link to the latest forum posts back too - it saved my poor clicking finger a few extra clicks.
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Battlefield 3 Review

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7 years ago

I'm not buying this game for the single player side, or the co-op. In fact, I would have preferred it if their single player campaign was just bot matches on the MP maps so I could practice flying jets and copters.
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DICE: BF3 is "very different" to MW3

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7 years ago

go pear to pear

I'd rather they go apples to oranges, seeing as cod and BF are different games.
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DICE dishes Battlefield 3 beta tips

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7 years ago

@metalangel - oh yeah, I agree. The whole 'turn them off and on again' thing is there for the torch wielders to try though - but all the time they keep them on, they're easy pickings for the non blinded that's for sure.
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7 years ago

The bombed-out tunnel section in Operation Métro is an excellent place to use a flashlight as one of your weapon attachments. Use it to light the tunnels up - and to blind your enemies.

And give your position away! Come on DICE.

Well, you can turn the torch and laser on and off at will, so running up the escalators and giving a quick flash can blind anyone lying in wait. In theory at least.

I'd prefer it if you had to score a 'headshot' with the torch in order to blind people rather than just have it pointed in their general direction.
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7 years ago

Question. On xbox how do u ask for ammo or health etc. In bc2 u pressed back, same as to spot. In beta back on your team mates does nothing. Many times I have needed more ammo.

On the PS3 the Select button does it same as in BC2, so I imagine it's the same on the Xbox, but all I've seen happen is you shout out 'hey I need some ammo' - I've no idea if the person I targeted got my message or not (they didn't drop me any ammo, but maybe they were selfish and wanted it all for themselves).

Edit - stupid italics fail! What am I doing wrong? Bah.

Edit number 7 - Yay! Well that was worth it.
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7 years ago

On the PS3 the spotting can still be a bit 'hit and miss' in my experience, but at least it's no worse than in BC2!

As for the revive question, I've not got enough XP yet to unlock the paddles. One extremely cool thing though is the ability of the revivee (yes, that is a word, honest) to choose whether or not to accept the revive - so you don't have to be revived only to go down in a hail of bullets again, or run around with no ammo should you survive!
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