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Don't gush: why the vision of Mirror's Edge Catalyst makes it a modern great

Mashum

2 weeks ago

Faith is a differently proportioned Lara Croft, a fantasy woman for a more recent male fantasy. It's all bullshit and the game was mediocre.
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Bravo Team review - an astonishingly bad VR shooter from a team that should know better

Mashum

1 month ago

@pooKy1979 "...PSVR still doesn't have a killer app"

It's a lot of money to ask, and there is no Zelda or Halo - swapping it for a Switch wasn't a bad idea.

I'm glad I kept mine though, I love it and I hope they make a proper PSVR 2 one day
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Mashum

1 month ago

@pooKy1979 "So glad I still don't have to convince myself that the PSVR was a worthwhile purchase. It just isn't."
I've felt that way at times as the headset gathered dust behind the sofa. On the other hand the PSVR has offered me some of the most ecstatic moments of gaming I've experienced. Dirt VR and Ultrawings (I keep mentioning it) are brilliant and I'm looking forward to trying Megaton Rainfall. Wish there were more PSVR reviews on EG..
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Mashum

1 month ago

Thanks for the warning - how about reviewing a good PSVR game that has been cruelly overlooked ultrawings
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Kingdom Come: Deliverance review - history is a double-edged sword

Mashum

2 months ago

Whats with this "people of colour" idiocy? Stop it now.
Unless you're an American of course, in which case I apologise.
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Can Kingdom Come Deliverance's tech deliver its ambitious vision?

Mashum

2 months ago

I've now played 5hrs of it on ps4 pro. No bugs so far. The 31fps makes things a little jumpy and there is some pop up.
I'm loving it, the cautious pace makes the game world come alive in my imagination in way that many more polished games don't.

Edit :some problem making an important npc walk into a wall and get stuck, I wondered off for a few minutes and came back, ok again now. Not being able to save without a potion or bed is aggravating, will I miss anything if I sleep?
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Mashum

2 months ago

@Raiftel That's a fair point, but are people going to dig deeper or are they instead going to associate this game with some ill defined (in fact not ever clearly described) bad thing. It feels like an attempt to smear the game especially when done in such an influential publication as EG.
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Mashum

2 months ago

..also, does the political bias mentioned in the article colour how DF writes about the game's technical aspects?
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Mashum

2 months ago

"It would be remiss of us not point out the controversy surrounding this title based on the attitudes of Daniel Vávra,...." "...may give pause in considering it for purchase."

Why not keep Digital Foundry about your painstaking technical investigation and leave the endless weeping and gnashing of teeth to others?
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How Call of Duty: WW2 trivialises history

Mashum

5 months ago

It's all a bit rum to me. Making a neuron tickling roller-coaster ride of genuine murder and real mortal risk that occurred not that many years ago.
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Decoding Shenzhen: The Chinese city that makes the world's tech

Mashum

6 months ago

It did say android version right? I can't see it in the store.
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Watch: Digital Foundry's Rich and John on Xbox One X and the future of consoles

Mashum

7 months ago

@FilthyAnimal the problem may be that iterative hardware won't be well supported by publishers while their audience is on old kit. There aren't many enhanced games for the pro and even fewer for the beefed up new 3ds.
Also I like the idea of a decent intergenerational leap (not a euphemism) to blow my socks off every so often.
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Destiny 2 is down for hours again today

Mashum

7 months ago

Why not inconvenience the Americans next time, just for a change?

Or better, invest in some sort of redundant setup that allows work to be done without taking the service down.
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Why the Switch is Nintendo's truest Family Computer

Mashum

8 months ago

The switch is great but it's a bit delicate to leave in the hands of a borderline hyperactive 7 year old, where the wii was pretty bulletproof and the wii u for that matter.
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PlayStation 4 firmware update 5.0 will add 1080p60 Twitch streaming

Mashum

8 months ago

How about an option to silence the message that tells me the controller has turned off an hour into watching every mother flippin movie?
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PlayStation Now's PS4 game performance analysed

Mashum

9 months ago

Looking at the stats given above, lag is always considerably worse over streaming. I worry that cost savings might mean consumers are pushed towards this second rate way of playing games.
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Angela Merkel to open Gamescom 2017

Mashum

10 months ago

She's going to need more lebensraum, for the VR I mean.

Cheeky joke aside, good for her. I hope that the UK are looking after our industry also.
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Beyond Good & Evil 2 finally resurfaces, gets a full CGI trailer

Mashum

10 months ago

Charming.
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One of the ugliest controllers ever is about to make a comeback

Mashum

10 months ago

The smaller controller has your first and second fingers extended on the bumpers/triggers, while the other two curl underneath the grips. This half extended half gripping hand shape makes the back of my hands sore after long periods, might just be me.

I like the way the old xbox controller supported the inside of my hands, and stopped the 3rd and 4th fingers from curling around too much.
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PC Vanquish is every bit as good as you would hope

Mashum

11 months ago

This game blew my tiny mind. I hope this release is a success, it was very disappointing to see all that genius be met with poor sales at the time. Vanquish 2 maybe?
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GAME launches unattractive new £36 loyalty card scheme

Mashum

11 months ago

Would you like to insure this article for £1?
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Prey's first hour tested on PS4 and Xbox One

Mashum

12 months ago

Input lag :( Will making the acceleration quicker when it eventually does respond really fix it?

What happened to the brilliant input response tests eurogamer used to do? Shining the light of investigative journalism onto something that's not often concidered but has a big impact on how a game feels. I would love to see it come back.
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Microsoft reveals fancy new Xbox One controller

Mashum

1 year ago

Designed by Donald Rumsfield.
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The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild review

Lego City Undercover gets Nintendo Switch release date

Mashum

1 year ago

I hope this means a better chance of lego city undercover 2.
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Disney ditches Pewdiepie after anti-semitic stunt

Mashum

1 year ago

@UncleLou 'I really don't think we need a Youtube star with millions of viewers who are mostly minors making "lighthearted" racist, anti-semitic, or similar jokes.'

An antisemetic joke is one that is hostile to or prejudiced against Jews, the joke here (not a great joke admittedly) was on the people debasing themselves for money by holding up a sign stating an unacceptable viewpoint.
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Mashum

1 year ago

@INSOMANiAC "it wasn't some intellectual political point to bring about a discussion about the holocaust, it was a rich man paying two people to hold up and offensive sign so he could get hits on his channel, it's a bit different."
...and that's ok with me, as long as the ideological slant of the piece does not endorse antisemitism, and in this case it seemed to denounce the same.
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Mashum

1 year ago

I don't watch it (too old ) but from the description of the video the holding up of a sign saying "kill all jews" was used as an example of how to completely debase yourself, an example of a shameful and pathetic thing to do.
Why shouldn't everyone be able to talk about the holocaust?
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Jelly Deals: There's a Deep Silver publisher sale on Xbox Live

Mashum

1 year ago

I bought Homefront for about £20 a while ago with low expectations but ended up loving it.

It felt a lot like Dead Island both in it's cheesiness and in the sad ruin of civilisation you find yourself wandering through. Anyway I liked it..
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Nintendo Classic Mini NES review

Mashum

1 year ago

https://retropie.org.uk/about/systems/ £50 would cover a new raspberry pi plus sd card, gamepad and decent USB power supply. It does take a bit of time to get everything together however.
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The amazing story of how Lionhead silenced a troll who threatened the studio

Mashum

1 year ago

That story was the kind of thing an IT professional might tell you if you were unlucky enough to be sat next to them on your work Christmas lunch. Just nod and get started on the mulled wine, it's going to be a long hour and a half.
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Here's what Doom looked like when it was called Doom 4

Mashum

1 year ago

Disarmingly frank interviews, especially Kevin Cloud talking about doom 4. It makes a nice change from the usual PR wash on everything, everywhere.
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Parappa the Rapper is being remastered for PS4

Mashum

1 year ago

I bought the backwards compatible Parappa the Rapper but the timing seemed badly off. I've since read that modern TVs and external home theater have different response times than the old CRTs that the game was developed for. Wonder how they will get around it?
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Mashum

1 year ago

I gotta believe!
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Resident Evil 7's Beginning Hour demo has just been updated

Mashum

1 year ago

I still haven't made it to the end of the original RE Kitchen demo after quite a few tries.
Edit: how does the first hour demo fare in terms of refresh rate and latency in vr? Kitchen was noticeably slow.
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DriveClub vs DriveClub VR: the costs and benefits of virtual reality

Mashum

1 year ago

The low resolution makes it harder to pick out corners and obstacles until they are close. Some tracks suffer more, like the Scotland town one with it's indecipherable muddy greys buildings. Not to grumble mind I'm still having a lot of fun.
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Is it worth upgrading PS4 Pro with an SSD?

Mashum

1 year ago

I've noticed the cpu fan spin up when loading Uncharted, then quiet down a little one the level starts. Could it be decompressing compressed data off the hard drive as it reads? In which case maybe drive speed is not what is holding it back.
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GAME to open concessions in WHSmith

Mashum

1 year ago

@Fourfoldroot "Don't know how CEX have managed to take over pre-owned when Game have a price match. Just show the guy at the till the CEX website on your phone and they beat it by £1"
..I didn't know that, I guess your need to factor in trade in value, or is it for that also? Will check.
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Mashum

1 year ago

Cex seems to have taken over preowned while tesco can sell new games for £5 less, then there's amazon. Pity though, I like pottering around my local Game.
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Pokémon Go banned in Iran due to "security concerns"

Mashum

2 years ago

@sbkw1983 fingers crossed!
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Mashum

2 years ago

This article confuses two stories, the banning of pokemon go in Iran for security reasons and the renewal of a Saudi fatwa (ban) on pokemon for it's perceived jewish/christian symbols and mention of evolution, something not taught in Saudi state schools as it contravenes their creationist beliefs.
Both actions seem to be about limiting the influence of western culture which might loosen the grip of the ruling class.
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The Last Guardian finally, finally gets a release date

Mashum

2 years ago

I have goosebumps - it looks awesome. I can't imagine a 6 bazillion polygon model of Marcus Fenix would bring much to it.
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Uncharted 4: A Thief's End review

Mashum

2 years ago

Does it still have Uncharted 3's floppy aiming and annoying recoil?
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Why is video game lore so awful?

Mashum

2 years ago

I like reading big lumps elder scrolls lore, oblivion's pension of the ancestor moth, the Wolf Queen books in Skyrim.. These games only work for me when I get into the stories.
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Uncharted 4 makes a move for the open, but at what cost?

Mashum

2 years ago

Marking enemies then being able to see them through walls is getting a bit old now. Having to think about the environment to get the drop on an enemy is exciting and interesting, tagging enemies from afar then walking sideways until you get to an open door can be boring.
Maybe you can just turn it off, anyway I'm sure it'll be awesome..
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Watch: Aoife plays Condemned: Criminal Origins for the first time

Mashum

2 years ago

It was the fact the bad guys were raving homeless people that made it unsettling for me. Coupled with crunching and tooth flying combat this made it proper horror as it was a properly horrific and terrible thing to imagine.
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Quantum Break includes a trailer for Alan Wake's Return

Mashum

2 years ago

@INSOMANiAC yep twilight zone
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Far Cry Primal beats Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare 2 in UK chart

Mashum

2 years ago

Traded in Primal after three days, a bit boring.
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Far Cry Primal review

Mashum

2 years ago

Unplanned buy in Sainsbury's this evening. I'm about an hour and a half in and bored. Stupid impulse buying brain! Back to Fallout...

Edit: It's just the constantly mashing the 'hunter vision' button every 30 seconds or so while crouchwalking everywhere, the slowness of it all, the soap opera drama of the tribe you're a part of, the lack of anything tactical about the battles (except for sneaky head shots with the bow which are fun) , and the underwhelmingly myopic owl you unlock
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Lego Marvel's Avengers review

Mashum

2 years ago

Lego City 2!? Oh.. just this thing..
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