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Watch: The Crackdown game you never knew existed

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10 months ago

Great memories of playing this co-op on the Atari ST.
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The many faces of DOOM's afterlife

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1 year ago

I used to make Doom levels as my main hobby when I was a teenager. The fact you could easily create Doom maps by editing what are effectively 2D blueprints was key to the Doom community's popularity at the time.

If anyone wants to check out the map packs that I (Luke 'Spike' Cama) created with a few friends, including Simon "Fraggle" Howard who created the free open-source FreeDoom project and the Chocolate Doom source port.

Execution

Decamatch

Decamatch II

I'd love to start editing levels again if I had the time!
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After 13 years, Eve Online will become free to play

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2 years ago

I think for this to be successful in the F2P market Eve really needs a proper idiot proof intro to the game, especially for people who are used to traditional MMOs like WoW and FFXIV.

I tried Eve a number of years ago and I was absolutely overwhelmed with the interface, far too steep a learning curve for a pleb like myself.
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Blackmagic Video Assist review

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2 years ago

Any word on the latency for watching things in a preview window? I ask as I'm wondering if this could be a solution to my 16:10 monitor not having aspect ratio options for 16:9 sources.
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A different creed: the legacy of Prince of Persia: Sands of Time

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2 years ago

Hands down my favourite platformer of all time, complete with great storytelling and beautiful environments.
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Fable Legends open beta now officially delayed to 2016

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2 years ago

@Shadders

I played it in the middle of last year (2014). I didn't think much of it, seemed a bit ropey both design wise and graphically. It just didn't seem fun. A delay is definitely for the best if the game is going to get a big overhaul.
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Video: Five old WoW hands try to remember how to dungeon

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3 years ago

I smell another Eurogamer New Level revival....

Kidding.
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Brutal Doom mod dials up the original game's gore

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3 years ago

@tiagoalmeida1
That's not quite true. The source code was released for engine porting but the IWADs (the primary art assets and maps) are protected.

There is however a free community project called Freedoom which replaces all the art assets and maps. Any free Boom compatible source engine can play Freedoom.

https://freedoom.github.io/
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World of Warcraft Token lets players buy game time with gold

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3 years ago

If it means my gold rich botting friends can buy me gametime, I'll "resubscribe".

What?
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Windows on a stick: the Hannspree Micro PC review

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3 years ago

@captain_mailinator
Sadly not due to the way Netflix have restricted their API for third party integration.
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3 years ago

"dynamically adjusting HDMI refresh rates to match video frame-rates, producing flawless, stutter-free playback. Right now, that's something only a PC can do."

Kodi (XBMC) can do this on a Raspberry Pi for 30.
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Jon Blyth on: Fixing Far Cry 4

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3 years ago

o.O
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Ralph Baer, inventor of the first home console, dies aged 92

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3 years ago

The Magnavox Odyssey (rebranded as the Philips Videopac in the UK) was my first experience of video games as a child. I was lucky enough to inherit one from my parents in the 80's.

It was an odd machine, but I have happy memories of playing the Pong and Space Invader clones on it, along with billiards and golf with my old man.
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Road Trip Adventure is a refreshingly laidback RPG

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4 years ago

No need to dust out the PS2 and buy it on disc. It's available to download on PSN for the PS3 as a PS2 classic.

https://store.sonyentertainmentnetwork.com/#!/en-gb/games/road-trip-adventure/cid=EP4037-NPED00058_00-GROADTRIPA000001
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Xbox One Digital TV Tuner available today in the UK

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4 years ago

@ScarboroughKID
Games run at 60hz, therefore with snapping it'll still judder. You can't record with this, so you're better off getting an external freeview HD PVR, or better yet - using the PVR functionality that exists in most television sets nowadays.
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4 years ago

I really don't understand the market appeal of this product. Doesn't everybody already either have a television that has built-in Freeview, or an external box that has Freeview?
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Final Fantasy 13 PC gets a mod to overcome its 720p lock

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4 years ago

"The game performs really well from what I've seen, both GPU and CPU-wise. But their frame limiting/pacing stuff sometimes seems to bug out," Durante noted. But what can you expect from a free fan-made update of a game that's only been out for a day?

The broken frame limiting/pacing is inherent to FFXIII on the PC - nothing to do with the mod, as Durante was inferring. You might want to correct that.
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EGX Rezzed heads to London for 2015

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4 years ago

@wideawakewesley Except for the lesser transport links and the higher general population down south? Sure.

I think you meant to say "Birmingham was fantastic and perfectly located for me".
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Blizzard to nerf two popular Hearthstone cards

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4 years ago

@spamdangled
I'd suggest you have a read about the current meta-game if you want to improve your ranking. Leeroy is always used as a finisher. There are much better cards more suited to midgame play.

By finisher we mean using it on the very turn you kill. You're doing things wrong if it's dying to Deathwing. Keep removals in your deck for things like massive taunts.

Ideally you want to keep up the pressure so your opponent never gets the chance to drop massive minions.
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4 years ago

@spamdangled
You use Leeroy as a finisher, never mid game.
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4 years ago

My poor Miracle Rogue :(
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Listen to Paul McCartney's theme song for Destiny

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4 years ago

Definitely getting an 80's bond theme vibe from this.
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Yogventures dev to "dissolve" following Yogscast-backed project failure

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4 years ago

Oh the delicious irony in the opening segment of their initial Yogventures announcement 2 years ago...

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The International Dota 2 tournament down to final eight teams

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4 years ago

Never mind that, the Eurogamer Hearthstone tournament is almost down to the final 8! ;)
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Watch Dogs patch fixes corrupted save files, online issues

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4 years ago

The invisible side-car glitch reminds me of something similar I experienced in Saints Row 3

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This is what Tetris looks like on PS4 and Xbox One

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4 years ago

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Super Smash Bros. for Wii U will make use of NFC toys

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4 years ago

On disc "DLC" in a Beat 'em up, hidden behind a plastic toy.

Brilliant...
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Total Chaos is a beautiful open-world horror mod for Doom 2

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4 years ago

Don't forget the classic deathmatch map pack exec.wad (Execution).

/shameless plug

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It looks like there'll be a Mario Kart 8 Wii U bundle

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4 years ago

But will it fly off the shelves?
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Face-Off: Final Fantasy X/X-2 HD Remaster

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4 years ago

the PS3 version targeting a resolution of 1280x720 - and delivering precisely that with post-process anti-aliasing to suit. Update: There's also a native 1080p mode too, which operates without the benefits of any AA at all, engaged by setting the XMB to 1080p
Even after the update it's still wrong. The 1280x720 mode still has no anti-aliasing. It's downscaling the 1920x1080 to 1280x720, ergo superscaling, not anti-aliasing. There's no anti-aliasing in the game whatsoever. Same goes for the Vita version, which is just upscaling well.
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4 years ago

Some conflicting stuff here. All reports up until now have stated that the PS3 release is at a native 1080p with no antialiasing - vastly different from Digital Foundry's 720p with antialiasing.

My own playthrough and screencaps suggest it's also 1080p with no antialiasing.
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Gang Beasts is a brilliant, drunken multiplayer brawler

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4 years ago

Seriously hope there will be online play to this. Looks fucking hilarious to say the least.
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Diablo 3's controversial Auction House finally goes offline

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4 years ago

ultimately undermines Diablo's core gameplay: kill monsters to get cool loot
If only fans had vocalised this both before and after the game's release eh?

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Watch Unreal Engine 4 running in Firefox

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4 years ago

@adscott More fancy interactive websites. It'll most likely be used for promotional movie and game websites.

I can't see it being used (or adopted by the public at least) to play an actual game though.
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Mob Wives star claims Grand Theft Auto 5 ripped off her life

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4 years ago

Not going to happen.
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Square Enix "definitely interested" in bringing future Final Fantasy games to PC

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4 years ago

@Resok Woops. Corrected to FFXV.
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4 years ago

A precursor to FFXV coming out for PC maybe?
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Nvidia GeForce GTX 750 Ti review

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4 years ago

AMD's R9 270 (the non-X version) is preposterously good value at 130, offering much more raw gaming performance and the wide 256-bit memory bus that so many titles benefit from. In fact it's so good that it makes the 150 290X seem rather over-priced, especially if you're not too concerned about overclocking.
Bit of a typo there Mr.Leadbetter. You surely meant the 270X at the end. 150 for a 290X would be a ridiculous bargain.
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First next-gen Transformers video game confirmed

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4 years ago

The "video game complement" to Michael Bay movie Transformers: Age of Extinction.
Stopped reading at this point.
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A fireside chat on Hearthstone's past, present and future

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4 years ago

Cannot stress enough how much fun and addictive this game is.

If you're new to the game and keep losing, do a spot of reading around to find some basic (and free) starter decks for your favourite class.
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Long Live the Queen review

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4 years ago

UGUU!
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Speedrun event raises $1m for cancer charity

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4 years ago

Worth donating alone for yellow shirt guy's laugh.
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Ashes Cricket 2013 cancelled "following negative consumer feedback"

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4 years ago

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Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas announced for smartphone, tablets

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4 years ago

@Nomiki Totally separate development teams.
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Smite release date announced

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4 years ago

Logo looks a bit... Warcrafty.
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Blizzard dev apologises for "poor response" to female character design question

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4 years ago

Incoming dumpy female dwarves then.
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Why Heroes of the Storm is the MOBA that you'll love or hate

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5 years ago

I want to like MOBA games, but I'm terrible at them :(
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Blizzard sets a steady course for WOW with Warlords of Draenor

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5 years ago

After the off juxtaposition of pandas fighting evil in the last expansion, I'm rather interested in this one. In fact it's the most exciting expansion on paper since Wrath of the Lich King (in terms of art and design)
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Mega textures push Call of Duty: Ghosts on PC to 50GB

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5 years ago



Megatextures.
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Could AMD's Mantle revolutionise PC gaming?

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5 years ago

So now for PC's we will have Windows DirectX, Windows Mantle and SteamOS OpenGL.

Easy compatibility vs niche performance vs emerging platform. Who will win?
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