Garibaldi

The horror of Vault 11

Garibaldi

1 week ago

@TheVelourFog Substantial side quests in general were oddly thin on the ground in FO4. Off the top of my head I can only think of four or five.
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PS4 zombies and motorbikes game Days Gone has been pushed to 2019

Garibaldi

2 months ago

The game is currently playable from beginning to end, and they were up to the polishing stage (at least according to Sonyís Yoshida), so yeah...kinda doubt this is anything but a business decision.
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The new God of War hits PS4 in April

Garibaldi

3 months ago

Good, this is how release dates should be announced. Donít get me excited for a game then tell me itís a year away. I hated the way Bethesda handled Fallout 4 in general, but looks like they mightíve started a positive trend with their Ďitís releasing in a few monthsí strategy.
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As Resident Evil 2 turns 20, Hideki Kamiya remembers its turbulent development

Garibaldi

3 months ago

I always wanted to play the first build of RE2 that they worked on for some months before re-doing it. There was obviously a reason it was scrapped, but I loved the atmosphere of it in magazine previews.
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The Fallout 3 we never got to play

Garibaldi

7 months ago

@HoloDust Amen. With each new Fallout game, Bethesda are moving further away from the series' roots. They paid lip service to the backbone of Fallout in FO3 (different dialogue options depending on skills, etc) but FO4 is a base building FPS that's so RPG lite it may as well not have those systems at all.

I still don't class myself among those frothing militants on the NMA forums, as there is a lot to be said for a first person Fallout, just not an FPS Fallout.
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There's an ugly Call of Duty PlayStation 4

Garibaldi

7 months ago

Actually would've looked alright if they'd stuck to a military olive green without the camouflage.
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PS4 has improved its clunky TV and video experience

Garibaldi

10 months ago

The garbled notifications menu is what really needs attention. Makes my brain bleed every time I go into it.
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State of Decay 2 confirmed for spring 2018

Garibaldi

11 months ago

Looks very much like the first one, which was great, but does make me wonder what they've been doing all this time. Was expecting some sights that wouldn't have been possible on the old hardware.
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Beyond Good & Evil 2 won't be at E3

Garibaldi

11 months ago

Nope, been messed around too much by this point. BG&E2 goes right next to Half-Life 3 in my 'not going to buy it even if it is finally released to amazing reviews' pile.
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There's good news and bad news on The Division year two

Garibaldi

1 year ago

'We can't deliver story missions the fit the RPG aspects of the game in a simple way.'

Am I missing something here? Why does story have to impact the RPG side of the game at all? Even if they just tucked some new audio logs and context into the missions it would be an improvement. All I can think of is that he means story doesn't work with DLC like the tedious random dungeon generator that is the Underground expansion.
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Rare auctioning official Sea of Thieves-branded Xbox One S for charity Special Effect

Garibaldi

1 year ago

Like most game themed console designs, they've ruined it by clumsily sticking the name on. See also The Last of Us and Arkham Knight themed PS4 consoles - both cool designs, instantly recognisable by fans, before they slapped the name on there too.
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The Division's next big expansion is coming to PS4 and Xbox One at the same time

Garibaldi

1 year ago

@ProTw33ks It is disappointing how Massive have lost interest in advancing the storyline at all, as for me that's as big a draw as new levels, areas, and weapons. A cynical man, like myself, would say they're hoarding all their future plot lines in case The Division 2 gets a green light.
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The Walking Dead: Season 3 will launch with two episodes on the same day

Garibaldi

1 year ago

Enjoyed the first season, and the second was pretty good, but have lost interest in this. Main reason is the continuing focus on Clementine. Her story finished perfectly in the first season, but for some reason they've kept her as the protagonist nonetheless. One season was enough to emotionally invest in certain characters, so why not follow a new set of stories with the following seasons?
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Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare's campaign is slick, morbid and a bit dull

Garibaldi

1 year ago

These previews have become a bit too extensive. Much like watching an overlong movie trailer, I now feel like I don't need to read the forthcoming review.
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Doom's new Arcade Mode is Doom at its very best

Garibaldi

2 years ago

Unfortunately I had to uninstall Doom after completing it, as ID kept delivering huge multiplayer updates which I had no interest in and which made the PS4 do that weird 'you don't have enough space' error where you've got to clear an additional 40-80GB over the space needed.

I did have huge fun with the single player, though, and this sounds like a blast. Might have to reinstall.
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The dark romance of cars and nukes in Fallout 4

Garibaldi

2 years ago

I think, for me, my first worry that Bethesda didn't get the Fallout franchise was when they revealed the 'fat man' weapon in FO3. This was a world which was full of wacky technological advances, yes, but one in which nuclear weapons were the grim reaper - a sword of damocles that the population lived in tremendous fear of.

In Bethesda's vision the aftermath of nuclear war is hugely exaggerated (everything still in ruins 200 years later, and the horrors of the Glowing Sea), but it's also a world filled with cars waiting to explode into radioactive fireballs and the 'fat man' - an infantry mini-nuke launcher which is the best weapon in the game.

I can see what they might've been going for: for those who live in such a nightmare, nuclear war is both terrible and banal. The horror it wrought is undeniable, but also something they deal with every day so even that has become familiar. I find it clumsily done, though.
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You can talk to the Titans in Titanfall 2's campaign

Garibaldi

2 years ago

Edge is sure to approve.

'If only you could talk to these Titans, then perhaps you could try and make friends with them, form alliances... Now that would be interesting.
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The Walking Dead's third season screens shows off Telltale's improved engine

Garibaldi

2 years ago

Who wants to bet it's a 'new' engine in the same way that Bethesda considers each wheezing iteration of Gamebryo to be new?
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Deus Ex: Mankind Divided's six-minute trailer explains it all

Garibaldi

2 years ago

Depressing that the figurine edition won out. When they were asking for votes for collector's edition content, there was some lovely stuff like pin-badges for various factions and a Praxis Kit lunchbox. But no, it seems the public wanted another resin figure. Cause, you know, we never usually get one of those.
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The Division players find Phoenix Credits farming loot cave

Garibaldi

2 years ago

Ugh. I'll never understand farming, such a joyless way to play.
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Face-Off: The Division

Garibaldi

2 years ago

@rickster999

Around 56 hours now ( and damn you for bringing that to my attention, lol ).
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Garibaldi

2 years ago

@scuffpuppies

Interesting to know, thanks. From what little I've been able to find out it does seem like not everyone has the issue, and the stock response from Ubisoft seems to be 'Your connection isn't up to it.' At worst, though, my connection is 12mbit, and usually around 20+, so it's not like I'm trying to rock the game on an ADSL line.

Also connected via an Ethernet cable, as I'd heard bad things about the PS4's spotty wifi.
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Garibaldi

2 years ago

Nothing about the worsening pop-up in the PS4 version? It was barely noticeable in the first few hours, but now after days of play I have civilians materialising five feet in front of me, vehicles blinking suddenly into view, and it took ten seconds for the Base of Operations to fully load in when I entered last night.

Rebuilt the database, before anyone suggests that, so it's not a caching issue.
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Dying Light: The Following review

Garibaldi

2 years ago

Still no release date? I mean obviously it's soon because of the review, but would be nice to know when exactly.
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Play Sunless Sea for free this weekend on Steam

Garibaldi

2 years ago

Been on the fence about this one for quite a while, so this is most welcome!
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Fallout 4 14.5 inch power armour figurine costs £279

Garibaldi

2 years ago

Don't forget the extra £60/70 that HMRC will gleefully slap on top of that £279 total.
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Why I love Fallout 4's skeletons

Garibaldi

2 years ago

@Mwulf

Agreed. There's no need for folk to be defensive over it. Fallout 4 is a very entertaining game, but like 3 it has no sense that the world is progressing. Two hundred years is a very long time for so little to have happened.
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Garibaldi

2 years ago

Bethesda's Fallout games would work far better if they were set five or ten years after the bombs. Fallout 1&2 showed a progression with society rebuilding, and the only old world places were unmolested for a reason (heavy automated defences like Sierra Army Depot, or heavily irradiated like The Glow.)

Seeing skeletons still lying round in these dramatic poses just feels a bit odd two HUNDRED years since the bombs.
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Xbox 360 at 10: The brilliance of the 360's dashboard

Garibaldi

2 years ago

The blades needed updating but the problem was, as it is with so many companies that task incremental updates no matter what, when MS hit the sweet spot with the new menu they made the mistake of keeping on going. What resulted was a clean, simple interface needlessly tweaked to destruction and eventually rendered near hopeless by bloat bloat bloat.
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Here's what Zombi looks like on PlayStation 4

Garibaldi

3 years ago

@Arsecake_Baker

Well, it's not three year olds so much as 8-12 year olds, where YouTubers like Pewdiepie and Markiplier rake in the most views with their histrionics.
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The Force is strong with the limited edition Darth Vader-inspired PS4

Garibaldi

3 years ago

This special edition wasn't by any chance designed at a quarter to five on a Friday, was it?

'So guys, a Star Wars PS4. Ideas, I need ideas.'

'Uh...Darth Vader's face?'

'Sold! Let's get down the pub.'

What a waste of a licence.
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Resident Evil 2 remake pitched to Capcom by Resi HD producer

Garibaldi

3 years ago

@bad09 The reason Capcom did RE0 following RE remake's success is that they're both titles that were released on GameCube - meaning a lot of the content is already pretty high-res. Compare that to RE2, which would have to be remade from the ground up, and you've got 'guaranteed money spinners' versus 'potentially risky and expensive project.'
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Fallout 4 to receive a Limited Edition Loot Crate

Garibaldi

3 years ago

Mmm, no thanks. Checked Bethesda's store and nothing appealing at that price point, even worse it might end up being a bloody Funko Pop.
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An hour with Randy Pitchford

Garibaldi

3 years ago

God, that was painful to read. So disingenuous. Kudos to Wesley for continuing to push him, though.
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Looks like there's a Dead Island: Definitive Edition

Garibaldi

3 years ago

A cynical move from Deep Silver to cash in on Dying Light's popularity. You'd have to be mental to opt for this over DL, seeing as how that game is essentially Dead Island perfected.
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Project Zomboid is getting co-op map making

Garibaldi

3 years ago

It's had lots of nice updates over the past few months, but for me they're all window dressing without NPCs. The latter seems to be frustratingly difficult for them to implement, though, as all they keep saying for the past year is 'we're working on it.'
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Wasteland 2 GOTY Edition screenshots

Garibaldi

3 years ago

Providing they're not bullshots, those graphics are a big improvement. I enjoyed and completed Wasteland 2, but it was not a looker.
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Half-Life 1 remake Black Mesa out on Steam Early Access

Garibaldi

3 years ago

This was a superb remake. The last I played it was just missing Xen. In other words, it was perfect.
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PlayStation-exclusive TV series Powers gets launch date

Garibaldi

3 years ago

@Jmog I certainly feel like I have, after that E3 presentation focussed on it for an agonising twenty minutes.
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Survarium Free Play mode a mix between S.T.A.L.K.E.R. and DayZ

Garibaldi

3 years ago

Sounds promising. They need to make sure that the environment is hazardous enough, and filled with sufficient mutant enemies, that people don't just put their objectives on the back-burner and hunt down other players. Will need some careful balancing for this not to become just another multiplayer deathmatch.
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Sony's H1Z1 enters Steam Early Access in January

Garibaldi

3 years ago

@ISmoke I think the main appeal of it is, potentially, far faster development and updates. The DayZ team's progress is promising but glacial (and yes, I know they acknowledged it would be the case), so H1Z1 has a chance to fill the gap.
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Tech Analysis: Halo 2 Anniversary

Garibaldi

4 years ago

"Despite its cliffhanger ending, the Halo 2 campaign is still generally well regarded."

It's the weakest campaign in the series.
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The Evil Within review

Garibaldi

4 years ago

@daviejambo You think the game dropping frames was part of Mikami's artistic vision?
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Failed Yogventures Kickstarter backers given Landmark key

Garibaldi

4 years ago

@callumjamesclapton If you've got $10,000 lying around to fund a kickstarter videogame then you're either insane or, more likely, very wealthy. I'm sure the latter will just chalk it up as a bad investment.
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Video: Playing Diablo 3: Ultimate Evil Edition on PS4

Garibaldi

4 years ago

Thank you for not beginning the video with "Greetings gamers!"
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The sickening side of the Steam summer sale

Garibaldi

4 years ago

Fortunately overindulgence in Steam sales hasn't been a problem for me lately. It's interesting someone brought up Netflix as (after getting on unblock us and being able to hop between regions) I now feel the same way about that: too much choice. Of course that's preferable to too little, but when it reaches a certain level my brain just doesn't want to deal with it. In a weird way, having such a wealth of options becomes genuinely stressful.

I'll still take a look, of course, but usually with a couple of specific games I'm after. Stick those on my wishlist and wait for an e-mail alert if/when they get a discount. No idle browsing. Go in there without a plan and your wallet is doomed.
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Fable dev Lionhead has 8-person team building its "next big IP"

Garibaldi

4 years ago

Makes me realise how things have changed when I breathe a sigh of relief at small Dev teams. The garbled nightmare of Resident Evil 6 which passed through about sixty different hands is too fresh in memory.
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Another World out on PS4, PS3 and Vita next week

Garibaldi

4 years ago

Does this version have the music? The SNES game was pretty rough but I had a good time with it, was surprised on playing the P.C one to find there were just sound effects, though. Apparently it's the way the creator of the game prefers it, but it just makes it feel so flat to me.
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State of Decay: Lifeline review

Garibaldi

4 years ago

Was really enjoying this but might stop playing for a bit due to an irritating bug. As it's so difficult, asking another soldier along on a mission for backup is a good strategy. Problem is, they often just stand there and watch as you get torn apart by zombies. This extends to the sieges as well, when you've got a couple of men who remain unconcerned and, indeed, unmoving as the compound is invaded.

Needs attention ASAP as it kind of breaks the game.
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What does Fallout: New Vegas' lead designer want from Fallout 4?

Garibaldi

4 years ago

@mooseti

Tricky one. Fallout's identity is largely tied to its asthetic. The cheery 50's American optimism for the future sitting next to widespread desolation and despair. It would be nice to see what happened to the rest of the world, but personally I think moving Fallout away from the U.S would rob it of some charm.
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