IkariW

"People want a lot of answers"

IkariW

19 hours ago

@recewitherfork Yep, I grew up with them too. I'm not sure about dozens of great IP's, but I can appreciate what you are saying. Although, having said that, and I'm going to say this quietly, I'm kind of bored with Zelda and Mario.... there, I said it. :/ Don't shoot me! :)
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IkariW

4 days ago

@majorTTime I get where you are coming from, and I for one, would love to be more positive. But, my TV can browse, send emails etc without a PC being turned on, why would I need this? There really aren't 'hundreds' of Atari classics either... there really aren't. Also, price...
Its just a market that doesn't really exist.. imho.
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IkariW

4 days ago

So what you are saying is that it does everything that everything else already does? Hmmm.
Can't help feeling this would have been better as an App for your TV?
I was around (Old) and playing Atari 2600 game when they came out, and back at the time, they were great, not the best, but great, and multiplayer Space invaders and Combat were especially great.
But I must emphasis the word 'WERE'... they were very much of their time, every game is of course, but some games still bring something new back to current times, I'm personally not convinced these do anymore.
Let it go Atari, please... just let it go. Its yet another example, in my eyes, of people getting all frothy and nostalgic about a name just because its old. Some things from 'video games past' are best left there.
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The Ultimate year: 12 months that forged a legend

IkariW

19 hours ago

Knight lore... thats all I'm saying. :)
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Platinum never loses its lustre

IkariW

4 days ago

Legends..... :)
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Hellblade wins big at the Baftas

IkariW

2 weeks ago

Great, really pleased for the guys and girls at Ninja Theory, they've had a rough old ride in the recent past (Unduly imho), so to come bursting out of the other side of that is great work, respect and credit to them.
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President Trump shown violent video game reel while meeting members of the industry

IkariW

2 months ago

To be honest, I look at that and I am pretty disgusted by it.... but, for the most part, it's out of context. So yeah, most people would see those as 'violence for voilences sake', addmittedly some aren't out of context too, but most are.

Shaping young minds? Hmmm... I'm not 100% sure about that, younger people today are more 'switched on' than most adults who look at this kind of thing.

Would have been must better to let him sit down and actually play one of those games, and experience it in context.

Personally, One of the more disturbing clips was how many bullets that guy in Fallout took!!! :P (I'm kidding!)
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DF Retro: PowerSlave/ Exhumed - the brilliant legacy of Lobotomy Software

IkariW

3 months ago

Lobotomy were one of my favourite Saturn Devs... just the quality was top notch. Exhumed was a great game too, the sound track was really cool too if I remember?

And also, and lets not forget 7 player Death Tank Zwei!!!! :P Blitz Round!
Amazing. :)
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BioWare's Anthem delayed until after Christmas - report

IkariW

3 months ago

Didn't see that coming... oh, wait.
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Can you come up with a Sea of Thieves Achievement?

IkariW

3 months ago

'Rare Occassion - Finished Developing the game' :)
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Legendary cover artist Bob Wakelin passes away

IkariW

3 months ago

Bob Wakelin was an absolute legend. His amazing cover art shaped a large part of my childhood, Op Wolf, Cabal, Vindicator, all awesome.:) Will be sorely missed. Respects to his family.
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Metro Exodus out autumn 2018

IkariW

5 months ago

Can't wait for this... love 33/34, They are the closest to a new 'Stalker' game we are ever likely to get. :)
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Need for Speed Payback review

IkariW

6 months ago

I wonder what this means for Ghost Games? Wasn't this there 'last chance' with the series? Got to feel for them... hopefully all will be well.
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There's a range of miniature, officially licensed arcade cabinet replicas on the way

Middle-earth: Shadow of War review

IkariW

7 months ago

Isn't that saying 'difficult THIRD album/Series'? sure it is.... :P
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Windjammers review

IkariW

8 months ago

Data East used to make some awesome games.... :) (This, Robocop arcade, Midnight resistance etc...Great.)
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Dragon's Dogma: Dark Arisen hits PS4 and Xbox One in October

IkariW

9 months ago

Awesome game... really awesome, and under rated.
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Valve announces new game

IkariW

9 months ago

Jeez Valve, stop taking the p!ss out of us! You were pretty good at making awesome games you know, so, you know, MAKE THEM! :$
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Hellblade: Senua's Sacrifice review

IkariW

9 months ago

Really pleased for all the guys and girls at Ninja Theory, about time they had some success and recognition rather than people moaning about the colour of Dante's hair! (DMC was criminally overlooked imho)
Bravo.:)
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Rockstar sued over Auntie Poulet from 15-year-old Grand Theft Auto: Vice City

IkariW

9 months ago

"The suit claims Rockstar has made more than $500m "exploiting" Miss Cleo's persona, and points out the company hired the actress who used to play Miss Cleo in real life, Youree Harris, to voice Auntie Poulet."

And its only taken them 15 years to realise it......
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Titanfall 2 lands on EA and Origin Access

IkariW

9 months ago

@Bauul Couldn't agree more Bauul, super slick 60fps, gorgeous to look at, Great Campaign levels, and genuinely funny at times, plus it doesn't out stay its welcome leaving you wanting more. Awesome. :) Roll on Titanfall 3!
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Watch: Big games whose first trailers would surprise you

IkariW

9 months ago

They don't surprise me, I watching these when these trailers came out?... changes of direction happen all the time in video games. Nothing really surprises anymore.
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Samsung Galaxy S8 review

IkariW

9 months ago

Thought this was a games site not the Gadget show.....
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Here's how Dragon's Dogma: Dark Arisen Remastered looks

IkariW

9 months ago

Wow, time to play DD again then! :) Love this game, it's awesome. Dark Arisen is tough, really tough, which is great too! I'm in.
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SHOGO: Mobile Armor Division - Monolith's forgotten mech shooter

IkariW

9 months ago

Great game, played this to death, like a retro Titanfall 2... well in 'Rose tinted' world anyway. :)
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Sports Direct buys chunk of GAME

IkariW

9 months ago

The sooner we go digital the better...
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Ultra rare Mega Drive game goes for 3380 on eBay

IkariW

10 months ago

Unreleased, rare, whatever, that is still a crazy amount of money for a Megadrive game! Actually, for ANY game. :)
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The making of Barbarian: The Ultimate Warrior

IkariW

10 months ago

Man I loved this game on the C64/Speccy. That little green 'goblin'? who dragged off your dead lifeless body was the ultimate insult after 'head was removed from body' by a well timed/Lucky round-house sword swipe! :P Classic.
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Maybe it's time for us to leave Sonic Team's take on its own series behind

IkariW

10 months ago

Sonic, Sonic 2... Sonic CD... that's it. Sonic Mania? Well, maybe. Hopefully!
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PS4 has improved its clunky TV and video experience

IkariW

10 months ago

Does Amazon support 4k streaming on PS4 yet though? It didn't last time I tried it. :(
*Apologies just caught internisus's comment, dupe.
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Nintendo's Japanese SNES mini has a different selection of games

IkariW

10 months ago

Pre-ordered thankfully. But the Euro version has Castlevania and Super Punch out?!... come onnnnn. But granted it does have a better box. :)
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E3's press conferences are killing E3

IkariW

10 months ago

Here's a crazy idea, but why don't the organisers try to make it more attractive to companies to come and do their shows at the exhibition centre?
There should be a hall that is dedicated to those publisher shows, and somewhere that is dedicated to eSport too... maybe even start their own streaming service to cover E3 as a whole?

I'm just brain farting of course, but sure they could come up with something.
As with retail constantly blaming digital media for their decline, E3 need to move with the times, embrace all the different ways of getting their show to people rather than being closed off.

Easy for me to say of course I know...
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Nintendo consolidates an already special year

IkariW

10 months ago

I'm now convinced that EG have been watching an 'Alternate' E3 to me...
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Sony's flat E3 conference shows signs of a mid-generation lull

IkariW

10 months ago

Good grief EG, are you blind or something? All I saw was consistantly good looking software? And lots of it! Is there something wrong with that? I think you expect way to much sometimes, some of the games and CG on show was stunning. Someone else here said 'Spoilt', I'd agree with that, add 'Entitled' to that too... what the h3ll do you want exactly?!

Personally, I'd take consistent software over 'peaky' hits with the rest of the games being rubbish every day of the week.

Last of Us 2 not being shown was a disappointment sure, but they haven't canned it or anything, it's still coming out, don't worry your precious little selves EG.. jeez.. just enjoy games of the now.

One day EG, you'll understand how hard it is to put these things together as well as you see at E3.... hold on, what am I saying...
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The story of Mean Machines magazine

IkariW

11 months ago

I know everyone rose tints about the past a little, but it really was an amazing time in video game history. I remember buying Mean Machines, G&VG and 'The One' Magazines every month... the writing and coverage was awesome, good times.
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DF Retro: Soul Calibur on Dreamcast - beyond 'arcade perfect'

IkariW

11 months ago

@Gizmopop DOA 2 was an awesome game, I remember the first time I flew kicked someone into that market cart on the street and saw all those apples roll off down the street.. superb. :)
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IkariW

11 months ago

Words cannot describe how much I loved and love this game... still a classic.

Like the article says, was the first time I'd booted a console and had not only arcade perfection, but beyond. The DC became a good machine for that, Crazy Taxi, Ikaruga, House of the dead 2, *Edit Add - Dead or Alive 2... awesome.

'Modding' the front end costumes and character appearance order by holding buttons etc in SC was a cool little touch too. The RPG mode (Missions) is still unbeaten in beat'em up imho. Just ledendary, they were happy days indeed. :)
I miss Sega hardware... :'(
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PC Vanquish is every bit as good as you would hope

IkariW

11 months ago

What a game.... just awesome. :)
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Xbox Game Pass launches 1st June

IkariW

11 months ago

Seems a bit like a bill on top of a bill (From Bill) if you are an annual Live subscriber?
Why not, for xbox live Gold members, scrap 'Games with Gold' and just have this as part of your subsciption bill instead?
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Square Enix trying to find a buyer for IO, future of Hitman in doubt

IkariW

12 months ago

Hope you find a buyer IO! Best of Luck! You shouldn't really 'Need' luck with your track record though, it's rediculous that you are in this situation.
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Vanquish confirmed for PC

IkariW

12 months ago

Great news, got to be one of Platinums best games imho. :)
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For Activision, WW2 ends Call of Duty's YouTube dislikes nightmare

IkariW

12 months ago

Here's a thought for Cod, maybe try something totally new? :)
Cod: SAS, Cod: Navy Seals, Cod: Vietnam? something like that? like I say, just a thought.
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Mario Kart 8 Deluxe holds off Prey in UK game chart

IkariW

12 months ago

Tell you what is more astonishing, GTA 5 still being number 3 in the charts 4 years on? (Ish?) What a game. :)
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Tokyo 42 and the unkillable charm of isometric gaming

IkariW

1 year ago

@Bush_Killa-73 Yep, Tornado Low Level! Although Cyclone was still my favourite of the two personally. ;) Tomb Raider Guardian of light is a great example of isometric gameplay done right too.

Quazatron? :P
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IkariW

1 year ago

@badgerpog That was an awesome game, two players, on the Arcade version, just great. Amiga version was a really good conversion though for sure! Was that Domark?
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IkariW

1 year ago

@Sanxo Yep, all great examples of isometric games. :) Marble Maddness... ahhhhh... great game.
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IkariW

1 year ago

"but what really grips me about the game is how it revels in the possibilities of an isometric viewpoint."

To be fair, 3D Ant Attack on the Spectrum 48k already revealed the possibilities of that. Imo, a better comparison than Head Over Heals here.
As it actually required the player to change their view to find items, or platforms.

You could also argue that 'TLL' or 'Cyclone' by; now long dead company - Vortex Software (Lest we forget) achieved similar 'revealing' gameplay with isometric (ish) techniques.

Like you say though, be great to see this style of gameplay return. :)
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I am Setsuna on Switch is a visual match for PS4

IkariW

1 year ago

Although the game looks nice, its hardly a grahpical powerhouse is it?
Headline is just click bait if you ask me.... oh cr@p.. it worked.. :P
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Disney ditches Pewdiepie after anti-semitic stunt

IkariW

1 year ago

"I make videos for my audience. I think of the content that I create as entertainment, and not a place for any serious political commentary....."

Err? really?
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Watch: Johnny and Ian get doubly disappointed by Double Dragon 4

IkariW

1 year ago

No surprises here....
When is someone going to bring this genre up to date?!
All I hear is 'It wouldn't sell' .. 'Its a dead genre'...
I say 'B0ll0cks'... get some imagination and get it done right! :)
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