KALofKRYPTON

How the next Doctor Who game attempts to rewrite the rules of match-three puzzle games

KALofKRYPTON

6 days ago

A good Who game would need an actual Telltale release (for the story at least) with continuing episodes, or a huge AAA beast with the combined scope of modern GTA, Elite Dangerous and No Man's Sky.

An adventure game to end adventure games. Integrated classic stories to play out as well as original and emergent gameplay based on the better classic Who investigation and decent sci-fi and the newer 'sonic something will fix everything and running' styles.

People would buy that, but it would cost a fortune to produce well.
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Introducing Digital Foundry's new PC benchmarking system

KALofKRYPTON

2 weeks ago

:-O okaaaaay..
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Grainger Games boss's rushed farewell to staff as administrators take over

KALofKRYPTON

3 weeks ago

Shame.

I'd rather not wish the likes of Game away too. Game survives despite the same trading conditions as Grainger, company ownership and attitudes aside; I'd rather have a dedicated games outlet on the high street than not.

It's a shocking state of affairs that the often overinflated price of digital console games can win out in such a climate. I realise that may (and probably is) an oversimplification, but sometimes you just want to go and buy a game. Not order online, not trade, not get second hand, not buy digital.

I buy physical releases whenever possible and will continue to do so.
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Samsung Galaxy S9 review

KALofKRYPTON

3 weeks ago

@krayzkrok The S8 camera is a gem.
As the majority of comments state - flagship phone features are much of a muchness at the moment.
My only concern with my (year old) S8 is the battery longevity. It doesn't need topping up as much as the S6 Edge did, but it's already showing its age.

After this next year - I'm out of the now bi-annual new device/contract thing.

I love the speed of EE 4g and having new shiny phones - but midrange phone spec's are now more than acceptable for my usage. I'll be selling on the S8 and going for a far cheaper sim only deal.
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WipEout Omega Collection's PSVR upgrade arrives today

KALofKRYPTON

4 weeks ago

They should totally add a 'ride along' style feature to this... go shotgun in another player's ship or downloaded ghost!
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KALofKRYPTON

4 weeks ago

Love WipEout - this actually sounds equally as terrifying as it does amazing!
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The Switch just got the perfect introduction to one of gaming's richest genres

KALofKRYPTON

1 month ago

@DiViD1 Actually - it could be Iridion... If I can find the cart later I'll let you know!
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KALofKRYPTON

1 month ago

@DiViD1 I have a GBA game called Iridium - isometric shooter. It was the most recent one that sounded close :-)

Uridium looks boss! Don't think I've ever played it.
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KALofKRYPTON

1 month ago

@DiViD1 Was it Iridium?
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KALofKRYPTON

1 month ago

Goodness me that looks nice!

Vita version? ;-p
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Rocket League's massive spring Tournament Update is coming this April

KALofKRYPTON

1 month ago

Cool. Recently dived back in - I'm still not particularly good, but it remains a blast to play.
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Star Wars Battlefront 2's massive progression overhaul is here, adds new Bespin map

KALofKRYPTON

1 month ago

Maybe time to jump in then.

Wasn't all that taken with the on foot gunplay during the beta if I'm honest, but the new space combat was excellent.
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PlayStation wrist-slapped for 'misleading' Gran Turismo Sport TV ad

KALofKRYPTON

1 month ago

I would say that this generation is also the end of physical collecting too.

In the relatively near future, the joy of rediscovering old hardware and physical software for this period will be a nightmare.
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There's an updated, expanded version of Sonic Mania coming this summer

KALofKRYPTON

1 month ago

@robfielding I guess we can blame Sonic Forces for this tidy little cash in.
It is annoying.
I'll probably still buy it.
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The power of spring in Horizon Zero Dawn, Everybody's Gone to the Rapture and The Last of Us

KALofKRYPTON

1 month ago

I stopped playing The Banner Saga when the cold weather hit. It was just far too grim.

May start myself a special gaming SAD lamp Kickstarter :-P
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Zen Studios ditches plans to patch Pinball FX3 Nintendo Switch performance

KALofKRYPTON

1 month ago

Too right.

Though I fully expect the visuals to be compromised - better to have the game running fluidly.
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KALofKRYPTON

2 months ago

Why not just re-purpose the Vita version of Zen?

That plays perfectly well. A massive bump in hardware spec's to the Switch would've allowed plenty of room for a solid release.
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Jelly Deals: Destiny Ghost Alexa Speaker discounted to 23 today

KALofKRYPTON

1 month ago

Those reviews!

Burn it with fire!
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We talked to the British Museum about the logo for Call of Duty: Black Ops 4

KALofKRYPTON

1 month ago

This article probably pleases me a little bit too much.

So much is made of 'proper' use of words and grammar - and rightly so, but there's nothing quite like a pedant beating pedants! +1
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Banner Saga-inspired Ash of the Gods launches on PC this month, later this year on consoles

KALofKRYPTON

2 months ago

@mpl911 Not certain, but I think it's a story continuation with some slightly improved mechanics .

I enjoyed what I played of it. Planning to go back in soon enough.
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KALofKRYPTON

2 months ago

@mpl911 Did you play the first?
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KALofKRYPTON

2 months ago

Interesting. I should think that Stoic are just being pragmatic. An IP legal battle would likely cost a fortune (and no doubt generate negative press, however justified), and if anything - this game being announced has only reminded me that I've still got the Banner Saga to play through.

I'm sure Banner Saga 1 & 2 will keep me more than satisfied for tactical RPGs until 3 shows up.

Good for them I say.

EDIT: Also, Vita version? :-)
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Headspun is a British indie game hoping to continue the FMV revival

KALofKRYPTON

2 months ago

@fleabitmonkey If you have an iOS device - try out Road Avenger. One of the best FMV games.
Dragon's Lair and Space Ace work in much the same way.

Most FMV games are pretty poor to be honest.
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Be the oozing flesh-monster (and eviscerate humans) in "reversed-horror game" Carrion

KALofKRYPTON

2 months ago

This looks brilliant!
And I'm more than happy to be 'that guy'... Vita version? 😀
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Trump administration increasingly bringing video games into school safety debate

KALofKRYPTON

2 months ago

@Indication He won't.
Mere hours after the meeting and despite what Sanders says from the podium (which is as non-committal as ever), he had Conway out on Fox news walking back the entire notion of doing anything that could be viewed as undermining the 2nd Amendment.
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KALofKRYPTON

2 months ago

"...and maybe they have to put a rating system for that."

:champo2:
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Bloodborne, Ratchet & Clank make for one of PlayStation Plus' biggest months yet

KALofKRYPTON

2 months ago

@add286 I found Bloodborne easier than playing Demon's Souls (didn't ever play the Dark ones ) if that's any help. It's certainly worth playing. I didn't play it for that long - but good stuff.

Just think of it as Nightmare Creatures, but harder :-)
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KALofKRYPTON

2 months ago

:o I'd better make some HDD space! :eek:

Shame about the change, but as with many others - I add the PS3 games to my library but don't actually have a PS3 anymore.

The loss of Vita games is a bummer, but I've still plenty games I'm yet to play on it.

Generally speaking, I have dozens of Plus games that I'm genuinely interested in playing in my library that I'm yet to touch - I'm still pretty happy with the value for money.
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No Man's Sky's Waking Titan ARG is back, and fans are trying to figure it all out again

KALofKRYPTON

3 months ago

Interesting.

Bought it at release and still have it.
It was never anything other than what I expected. It looked nice, sounded better and was exactly the lone experience I expected it to be.

It was without doubt unfortunately oversold by the marketing - but I never really understood the level of butthurt aimed at it.

I played for a while then put it down (I think I'd just started STO). I fired it up again about a month ago following many updates that had passed me by - I'll admit to feeling a little lost, but the continued development of the game is a very good thing. Murray always said that the game would evolve and it has. There are few games that expand so nicely and are supported after the initial sale (other than to sell DLC), so while I'm not playing It- I'm happy to see the commitment from Hello Games.
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Papers, Please Vita release rubber stamped

KALofKRYPTON

4 months ago

@Battery000 I still a few mates working for Cex. I'm sure I can get a nice one.

I'm considering a battery replacement too.
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KALofKRYPTON

4 months ago

Brilliant! Still use my Vita a hell of a lot and never played Papers, Please.

I've properly been sucked in to the recent wave of physical releases too. It certainly hasn't felt too much like a 6 year old machine, let alone dead platform.

Shame about Guacamelee 2 though.

I've been considering picking up a backup machine - but they still don't come cheap.
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Call of Duty: WW2 review

KALofKRYPTON

6 months ago

@JoelStinty Congrat's on the most level-headed comment today.
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Amazon UK customers furious as Xbox One X pre-orders fail to arrive

KALofKRYPTON

6 months ago

@DAN.E.B Aimed at me?
I couldn't care less whether you have/support/love/hate whatever manufacturer.

It was a statement of fact. I have a console, I'm happy with it, glad I haven't felt the need to upgrade.
I'm sure the PS4 Pro launch wasn't all wine & roses either.
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KALofKRYPTON

6 months ago

@SpartanSpur
Ouch.
Glad I've no plans to upgrade from my launch PS4.
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KALofKRYPTON

6 months ago

@richtayls Not sure being particularly nearby will matter. UK-wide, the distribution centres are:
Marston Gate, Ridgmont
Rugeley, Staffordshire
Peterborough
Doncaster
Hemel Hempstead
Reading
Gourock (Inverclyde)
Dunfermline
Crymlyn Burrows, Swansea

Losing operation of one of those must be pretty catastrophic.
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KALofKRYPTON

6 months ago

@The-Doctor Sounds about right. I had a 365games order 'stolen' from the Royal Mail depot after a missed delivery. So far my compensation has been a book of stamps.
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KALofKRYPTON

6 months ago

There was a big fire at their Staffs warehouse over the weekend.

Possibly linked?
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The Crew open beta goes live next week

KALofKRYPTON

3 years ago

All of the time playing the last beta, the overriding feeling I had was that I'd already played a better, faster, really tight and enjoyable version of the game; and that was Need For Speed Rivals.

The other thought, was that I was really bored.

Driveclub has had (and still has) it's problems, but it's great fun to play, and feels bloody great.
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Sony postpones Driveclub PS Plus Edition "until further notice"

KALofKRYPTON

4 years ago

Bloody shame, it's actually quite an enjoyable racer.
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DriveClub review

KALofKRYPTON

4 years ago

Well. I played for most of last night. This review seems unnecessarily sour.
There's plenty of single player content, the handling model is engaging and it all looks and sounds really nice. Don't see what the problem is....

....but it didn't say "god bless you" when I sneezed!
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KALofKRYPTON

4 years ago

I got my preorder for the special edition on a raffle, for 8 so I'm not really too fussed.
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Lego Batman 3: Beyond Gotham release date confirmed

KALofKRYPTON

4 years ago

I take it the Vita version will be another 3DS phone in?
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inFamous: First Light review

KALofKRYPTON

4 years ago

Got it for 3 quid on a raffle happy with that.

I really enjoyed Second Son, so I'm fairly sure I'll enjoy more of the same. And at dour hours, it won't be too much of a distraction from Diablo 3. Not like NHL 15 will be.
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Sony is being sued for Killzone failing to deliver "native 1080p" multiplayer

KALofKRYPTON

4 years ago

I'm glad he noticed.

Before the EG article, I honestly had no idea. I also don't care. Fun was had.
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Lego Batman 3: Beyond Gotham blasts its heroes into space

KALofKRYPTON

4 years ago

Enjoyed the first Star Wars one, pretty repetitive after that. The John Williams Superman transition is the series highlight, and very nearly solicited a purchase!
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Child of Light confirmed for PlayStation Vita in July

KALofKRYPTON

4 years ago

@Malek86 Money.

I'd say that the positive reception has lead the game to sell more than was expected, so spending a little more to port a Vita version is a no brainer.

Given the take up rate of new software for the vita userbase, it's got a good little crop of almost guaranteed sales.

I know I'll buy it.
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As Killzone Shadow Fall gets co-op, Guerrilla plots future on PS4

KALofKRYPTON

4 years ago

Well, I really enjoyed Shadow Fall single player, didn't finish it as I got sucked in to multiplayer.
I like the series, I like Guerilla, and I'm very impressed with the level of post launch support for a game that WASN'T released broken.
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The Amazing Spider-Man 2 review

KALofKRYPTON

4 years ago

@Darwen I know, but a street level reflection map wouldn't break the bank surely.
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KALofKRYPTON

4 years ago

It is pretty sloppy. But not the worse game I've ever played-or paid for.

It's a fair review, but I actually quite enjoy the web swinging.

The true laziness of the game struck me when I saw a rooftop reflection map in sone street level windows. Sad times for Spidey.
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