Orikk

Watch Dogs 2 review

Orikk

2 years ago

"This is an open word adventure"

"world" perhaps?
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Firewatch dev assures a PS4 framerate fix is on the way

Orikk

2 years ago

Downloaded it last night.
Finished it last night.
Looks lovely, the dialogue felt natural.
The game itself felt somewhat on the rails though and it's a very short game considering the price paid.
I did get a few stutters here and there but it didn't lock up once and the loading times were ok.
It could have done with being 4 or 5 times bigger/longer though.
If you were feeling particularly cynical you could say it was a tech demo dressed up as a game.
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Designer who rebranded Microsoft in his spare time hired to work in Xbox division

Orikk

5 years ago

Some of his other work is pretty amazing too...particularly the Coke bottles.

Best of luck to him.
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Retina MacBook Pro review

Orikk

6 years ago

How much?!
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Retrospective: Project IGI

Orikk

6 years ago

Remember this (and the sequel) well! Can't remember whether I finished it so I may have to load it up again!
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Spectrum Made Me

Orikk

6 years ago

I'm sure it was a RANDOMIZE USR command rather than a POKE command that spoofed the loading bars. I'm pretty sure 1245 was the right number though - will try tonight and report back.
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Orikk

6 years ago

I remember playing "Nodes of Yesod" with a friend and loving it but being utterly useless at it!

"Robin of the Wood" was another Odin favourite of mine. I'm sure that there was some urban legend about a hedgehog appearing in the game or something like that. Didn't Crash show a picture of it in a preview but it wasn't in the final game?

Or are my rose-tinted specs. on the blink?

Great article by the way...loads of great memories.
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New LA Noire update goes live

Orikk

7 years ago

Not sure what it's fixed but I had an AI car sunk halfway into the tarmac last night!
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Star Wars Old Republic intro cinematic

Orikk

7 years ago

Liking that!
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Star Wars Kinect presentation video

Orikk

7 years ago

The Kinect equivalent of an on rails shooter. Looks awful!
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Stunning Tomb Raider cinematic trailer

Orikk

7 years ago

Trailer looks amazing - best I've seen in a good while. And the voiceover works too. Let's hope that's the in-game voice as well.I just pray the gameplay can live up to the trailer.
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Deus Ex: Human Revolution gameplay

Orikk

7 years ago

Not feeling the love I'm afraid. No real immersion there - you're just a floating camera with no head bob and even with a weapon in your hands there's very little going on. As for the glowing objects - do we really need that much hand holding in this day and age?? Fingers crossed there are options to turn down the visual aids and make things a bit more 'realistic'.
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First Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim footage

Orikk

7 years ago

This looks mightily impressive.

I'm a bit confused with the actual gameplay footage though. There's first person, there's third person and there's, I assume, some cut scenes using the ingame engine. Some of the shots where he's slicing the dragon as it flies by look like they're taken from a cinematic camera.

I just hope this is more like Morrowind than Oblivion in as much as there's little or no hand holding. I loved the fact that Morrowind just dumped you off the boat and that was it. You had a figure out what to do.

Judging by the footage so far this is a day one purchase along with Mass Effect 3 and Gears of War 3. I think this autumn is going to consist of some very late nights/early mornings!
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Bulletstorm

Orikk

7 years ago

Well I did not expect a 9!

I enjoyed the demo but wrote it off to be honest. May have to pay this a revisit I think!
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Dead Island trailer looks the business

Orikk

7 years ago

Got to say that is one of the most amazing, thought provoking trailers I've seen in a while.No cheesy voiceover, just a haunting soundtrack.
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Bizarre says goodbye with farewell video

Orikk

7 years ago

I wish everyone at Bizarre the very best.

Hopefully someone out there will see sense and we'll be hearing from them again (albeit in another incarnation) very soon.

Thanks for the memories...
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Beyond Good and Evil HD

Orikk

7 years ago

I still have fond memories of playing this on the PC. Will be getting this without a shadow of a doubt.
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First LA Noire gameplay trailer

Orikk

7 years ago

This does look astounding and I'll be pre-ordering this without any doubt. Whilst the faces and facial animation are a leap forward they look almost too good, if that makes any sense. I agree with the comment about the Evian babies too. I think it's just because this is the first time that any company has ever managed to produce such good facial animation ingame as opposed to a cutscene.
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Dark Souls gets official announcement

Orikk

7 years ago

Pre-ordertastic!Looks bastard hard though...I think my controller may end up going into orbit!
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European Nintendo 3DS Conference

Orikk

7 years ago

@kingnothing12: Agree...we won't be getting a lot of change out of £250 I reckon.
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Do mothers like Dead Space 2?

Orikk

7 years ago

Oh...my...god.They're really not doing themselves any favours with that advert.Wonder how long it will be before someone from the Daily Mail latches onto it?
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UK shops begin taking 3DS pre-orders

Orikk

7 years ago

Hopefully the shops are erring on the side of caution and bumping up the price a bit.

Anything over £200 and that's me out I'm afraid.

I'm sure Nintendo must realise that selling a handheld for £300 is a bit daft, even if it is pseudo 3D. Around £225-£250 is my bet.
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Thief 4 set to steal GDC?

Orikk

7 years ago

Looking forward to this.

My dilema would be whether to get it on the PC (and in the process pretty much upgrade everything on my PC to enable me to run it!) or the 360?
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ilomilo

Orikk

7 years ago

Bought the full game yesterday and played a few levels last night.

Utterly gorgeous and a pleasant change from running around killing everything in sight.
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ilomilo - first 15 minutes

Orikk

7 years ago

In my download queue and ready to go!Looks influenced by LBP/2 - which is no bad thing I hasten to add!Looking forward to playing this - it'll make a change from running around and shooting things.
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Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception

Orikk

8 years ago

Will be getting this regardless whether it gets delayed or not. For me it's a no brainer.
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Retrospective: Tron 2.0

Orikk

8 years ago

This is actually still installed on my PC although I've not played it for a while.

It was (and still is) a cracking game.
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What Makes Horror Games Scary?

Orikk

8 years ago

For me 'Project Zero' on the XBOX scared me to death.

Sitting in a lit room, with other people present I still jumped out of my skin and shivered when a ghost appeared.

It's more about the atmosphere created by the game itself. Either through the the music/sounds used or the emotions it evokes by drawing you in.
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