MrE26

Far Cry 2's single-minded vision deserves to be remembered

MrE26

2 months ago

@Breach No, I’m more talking about the execution of the story really. Aside from the opening scene, literally everyone you meet is hostile towards you. It’s literally just kill everyone you meet before they kill you. The later games feel a little more fleshed out.
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MrE26

2 months ago

Loved the setting, I loved how oppressive it was but it was so basic in terms of story & gameplay. As a first edition in a new franchise, it felt like they’d nailed the technical aspects of it & the game itself was kinda secondary. Assassins Creed is a perfect example too, beautiful world but the game itself is just the same thing over & over with no variety.

Assassins Creed 2 & Far Cry 3 is where they really came into their own & both are landmark games for the franchises.
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Nintendo Switch is getting Dark Souls Remastered

MrE26

4 months ago

@frazzl the reason they get a pass is that in spite of the technical issues they have, they’re fucking phenomenal games.
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Star Wars: Battlefront Season Pass currently free on PS4 and Xbox One

MrE26

8 months ago

Ultimate Edition of the game with all of the DLC is only £3.75 on the Xbox store as well.
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Share your favourite moments from Obsidian games and win consoles!

MrE26

9 months ago

New Vegas: Jumping & backtracking like an absolute tool when I accidentally caught the attention of a group of radscorpions. Literally a 25 minute battle which ended with them all dead & me on my last legs, its always stuck in my mind as one of the most satisfying emergent encounters I've ever had in a game.
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Leaked images reveal Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Remastered standalone

MrE26

11 months ago

I paid £15 preowned for the Legacy edition, the fucking clowns. Had they released this standalone at the time like everyone asked them to, they'd have made a lot more money from it.
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Resident Evil 7 has third-best week one sales of the series

MrE26

1 year ago

Finished it yesterday, fantastic game. Perfect mix of old school Resident Evil with new (for the franchise) ideas. Takes a lot of cues from Alien Isolation & Outlast in particular, & the whole thing just works really well. Thoroughly enjoyed it.
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Hitman's next Elusive Target will be live on Friday

MrE26

1 year ago

@quent The main game is the content that's paid for, that's yours to play whenever you wish.

Bonus episodes & elusive targets are just added extras. Elusive targets are there for plenty of time to give them a go & if you miss them or fail, another one comes around pretty quickly. I'm not entirely sure what you're moaning about here.
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Why I think big console game sales are down

MrE26

2 years ago

For me personally, I plan on buying pretty much all of those games but I just refuse to fork out £40-50 each when I know they'll be around £20 before I even get the chance to finish them. I've been burned by that way too many times.
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Face-Off: BioShock: The Collection

MrE26

2 years ago

I'll pick it up when it's cheap, I fucking adore these games. It's slightly concerning that they've decided to redo the textures & lighting though. Make them more detailed by all means, but don't change them. It's not your game to mess with.
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Watch five minutes of Dark Souls 3: Ashes of Ariandel gameplay

MrE26

2 years ago

This is like porn to me
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Rocket League, Gwent "ready" for PS4 Xbox One cross-network play

MrE26

2 years ago

Doing this benefits everyone, all players have a bigger pool of people to play against & one of the main reasons I bought an Xbox One was because the people I usually play online with were on that platform. If cross platform gaming was a thing, I'd likely have gone with the PS4.
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Alicia Vikander will play Lara Croft in next Tomb Raider film

MrE26

2 years ago

@riceNpea it isn't, it's 4th on the list though.
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Fallout 4 base builders are using mods to create incredible settlements

MrE26

3 years ago

@Stevehd That's fucking amazing
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Watch: Are we getting tired of re-releases?

MrE26

3 years ago

I don't mind them, in the same way that I don't mind movies being polished up & rereleased on new formats.

As long as they're priced appropriately & actually add some value to the package rather than just a quick port & a £40 price tag, I don't see the issue.
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Destiny: The Taken King review

MrE26

3 years ago

So as someone who's only got vanilla Destiny, the cheapest way to get this is to buy the disc version with all 3 DLC's included? Little bit backward isn't it?
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Digital Foundry: Hands-on with Metal Gear Solid 5

MrE26

3 years ago

@L_A_G You're wasting your time. He clearly has the mental capacity of an ikea armchair.
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MrE26

3 years ago

@Dismiss My point is, it looks great to me & at no point do I bemoan the fact that it's 900p rather than 1080p. The overall performance of the game is far more important to me. Would I rather it ran the same at 1080p native? Yeah, of course I would but I'd take a stable 900p frame rate over a shaky 1080p one any day.
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MrE26

3 years ago

@Dismiss No, it's a 1080p front projector. And no, i didn't put both versions together. I have games that run at 1080p & I have games that run at 900p & I simply use my eyes. I don't see a huge difference between the 2 resolutions when in motion. If I kept pausing & switching back & forth then maybe I would, but why would anyone do that?

The difference between the 720p Ground Zeroes & Phantom Pain is instantly noticeable however.
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MrE26

3 years ago

@Cheeky-Girl-Gamer agreed, I was playing the X1 version on a 106" screen & the differences between native 1080p & upscaled from 900p are negligible, even at that screen size.
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MrE26

3 years ago

@Ivattthestanier When it comes to installing Xbox games from disc, always decline any updates that are available when the disc first begins installing. It'll then install the disc contents & you can download & install any updates on launch. If you accept the updates when you first put the disc in, it downloads the whole game & updates from live (usually 30-40gb) & takes a fucking eternity.
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An hour with Randy Pitchford

MrE26

3 years ago

I don't think opinions on the quality of something are that subjective. You generally know if something's good or bad, & can enjoy or dislike it regardless.

I fucking love the movie Commando, I think it's hilarious. Genuinely entertaining as fuck & I'd rather watch Commando than Citizen Kane. Does that mean that in my opinion Commando is the better film? Of course not, I'd be borderline mentally ill to think that.

Same with Colonial Marines, I got a kick out of visiting the iconic locations from Aliens & there's parts of it that I enjoyed. Does that change the fact that it's a buggy, ugly shitpile of a game with a story that looks like it was pulled from the IMDB message boards & should never have seen the light of day in its current form? Of course not.
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PewDiePie talks money

MrE26

3 years ago

To me it sounds like he's just done something he enjoys doing & it's exploded in popularity for whatever reason & he's managed to make a very good living off it. Fair play to the guy. I've only ever seen one of his videos & I found him fairly annoying but with 9 billion views he's obviously doing something right. What he makes for it is nobody's business except his, the entire backlash simply boils down to jealousy. He's getting paid to play games & yell random shit at the screen, something the rest of us have to actually pay for. Shit, I'd swap places with him in a heartbeat.
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Games With Gold now offers two Xbox One games per month

MrE26

3 years ago

So close to buying Black Flag yesterday after trading my 360 version in. Good timing!
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After a week, 1m votes cast for Xbox One backwards-compatible games

MrE26

3 years ago

@SwissTony1994 I think it's more the fact that the games don't run from the discs & need to be downloaded from Live into the emulator to run. If it was just a straight up case of running it from the disc, they wouldn't need permission.
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MrE26

3 years ago

@MattRobotnik The fact that they're giving away Fallout 3 free with Fallout 4 is a pretty big indication that it's coming. I can't see them doing a remaster when they can just BC it.
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MrE26

3 years ago

Dark Souls or GTFO
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Batman: Arkham Knight review

MrE26

3 years ago

@Das_Ginge http://www.gamersyde.com/news_our_xb1_videos_of_batman_ak-16773_en.html

It's smooth as fuck for me & i'm about halfway through.
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MrE26

3 years ago

Played this all weekend & it's fucking brilliant. Melds what worked in Asylum & City perfectly & plays pretty much like a greatest hits version of those two. Best looking console game I've seen yet too.
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Digital Foundry: Hands-on with Batman Arkham Knight

MrE26

3 years ago

@Agermemnon Xbox One version here had a single 3.7gb patch when i installed it earlier.
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These are the most requested Xbox 360 games for backwards compatibility

MrE26

3 years ago

Dark Souls needs to be added!
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The Witcher 3 sells 4m copies in two weeks

MrE26

3 years ago

Well deserved, it's astonishing. Loved the 2nd game but this is something else, it's absolutely gorgeous to look at & is packed with content. Not the padded out quests that pretty much every other game of this type is filled with, each side mission feels like it's had just as much detail piled into it as the main quest line. And Qwent is the videogame equivalent of crack. The whole thing's a masterpiece.
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Dark Souls 2's weapon durability glitch fixed on PC

MrE26

3 years ago

Thank Christ, it's a complete ballache constantly needing 2 strong melee weapons on you for fear of one breaking prematurely. How this has gone unfixed for so long is beyond me.
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Gears of War remaster set for Xbox One - report

MrE26

3 years ago

I'd happily buy a Gears Collection & while we're on the subject, an Arkham series remaster. I look at these remakes as no different to upgrading my favourite films to Blu Ray. They're games I'd like to keep playing in the future long after the original console is obsolete, so why not?
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Microsoft apologises for using PC footage in Xbox One Witcher 3 trailer

MrE26

3 years ago

@Badassbab Everyone does it though. Trailers for multi platform games tend to be identical in spite of whether they have an X1, PS4 or PC logo at the end of them. Demo footage often shows areas that are nowhere to be seen in the final game. Dark Souls 2 & Colonial Marines showed games that looked 10x better than what was actually released. Screenshots released for games in development are almost always flawless, even if the released version is a sub-HD jaggy fest.

It's not right, but it's done across the board.
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MrE26

3 years ago

@MrTomFTW Those were the days. And to think people moan about slightly less foliage in their version nowadays. We've actually never had it so good.
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MrE26

3 years ago

I remember buying Sinclair Spectrum games with Arcade version screenshots on the back of the box. This is fuck all, I'm sure the game will look tremendous regardless of format.
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Bloodborne review

MrE26

3 years ago

This is the game that may make me finally bite on a PS4. I fucking loved Dark Souls.
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Batman: Arkham Knight delayed by a few weeks

MrE26

3 years ago

Disappointing, but it's better that they release it finished rather than throw an buggy mess out of the door just to meet a deadline.
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Resident Evil HD Remaster review

MrE26

3 years ago

@Gamblix Yeah, it's all fixed camera.
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MrE26

3 years ago

It's definitely a product of it's time, but i'll take it over the action oriented, slo-mo explosion heavy recent additions to the series. It's still a great game.
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Assassin's Creed Unity: Dead Kings review

MrE26

3 years ago

I actually really enjoyed Unity, thought it was a good addition to the franchise. I played on X1 from patch 2 onwards & never had any issues with it. Looking forward to playing through this.
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Games of 2014: Alien: Isolation

MrE26

3 years ago

Also, Ridley Scott refused to use the Alien in Prometheus as he claims it's not scary anymore. Someone should show him this game.
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MrE26

3 years ago

Loved this, finally an Alien game that did the franchise justice. Atmosphere was absolutely perfect, any fears about it being too repetitive were handled well, the fan service they threw in there was done beautifully & it was tense as fuck throughout.

The old school design & saving mechanic added massively to the game, & i always felt that any deaths (& there were many) were my own fault. Although the Alien is a fucking DICK.

Exactly what an Alien game should be. Now, give them a sequel set during the initial outbreak on LV426 & I'll be as happy as a pig in shit.
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Latest Assassin's Creed Unity patch boosts performance

MrE26

3 years ago

Played it on X1 since patch 2 & I've honestly not had any issues. It drops a little in crowded areas but it's far from game breaking & it's no worse than most open world games have been for years. The initiates/companion app stuff is a bit shit but totally optional & the rewards are pointless fluff anyway. My honest opinion is that it's no worse than any other AC games have been, performance wise.

The game itself is a fairly standard AC game wrapped around a fucking gorgeous looking city. Not sure what anyone else expected at this point? It's cheap as fuck now & it's well worth a look if you're a fan of the franchise. If you aren't, even if it was running at 1080p & 60fps, the game was never gonna convert you anyway.
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Amazon Black Friday week deals continue

MrE26

4 years ago

Shadow of Mordor is the only thing I've wanted so far, & it was gone within a second. Either you need 15 fingers on each hand to be in with a chance of getting there in time or the Amazon app is shite.
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GTA 5's next-gen grass compared

MrE26

4 years ago

Seriously, if you're an Xbox One owner & this in any way effects your enjoyment of the game, you're doing it wrong.
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MrE26

4 years ago

How about people just play whichever system they own & don't fucking concern themselves with the one they don't? These articles should be handy for those who own both & are deciding which machine to buy the game for but they've turned into clickbait.

A fucking grass comparison FFS?!
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MrE26

4 years ago

I can't believe I've actually just watched that.

Seriously, a game world that's fucking enormous, beautiful to look at & full of stuff to do & people are arguing over which one has more foliage? Really?!
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Who needs games: PlayStation 4's first year

MrE26

4 years ago

This happens with pretty much every recent console launch. You have a bunch of games that over-promise & under-deliver & the rest are just shinier versions of the previous generations games. It's around years 2-3 that the systems bugs get ironed out, development tools improve & devs get a handle on what the systems can & can't do. The previous gen machines then quickly become obsolete & we start seeing games built from the ground up for the new ones. It's always been the case & it always will be.

Both X1 & PS4 already have enough of a userbase to make either a fairly safe purchase.
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