SaintDaveUK

Dean Hall is making a VR game for Valve's SteamVR

SaintDaveUK

3 years ago

I'm really excited to see if he announces a new project tomorrow as well.
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Grand Theft Auto 5 has sold nearly 52m units to retail

SaintDaveUK

3 years ago

@Nikanoru you don't give the developers nearly enough credit. If the game got panned across the board and was genuinely terrible, do you think it would only lose 1% of the sales?
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Microsoft demos Windows 10 hologram support

SaintDaveUK

3 years ago

@EatonCorvinus
People have been fine wearing glasses for long periods of time for centuries, that's hardly a novel issue that appeared with 3D cinema.
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Elite: Dangerous confirmed for Xbox One

SaintDaveUK

3 years ago

@spamdangled Controller support in this game is already excellent. There is a basic mode with common commands like move and shoot. Most other commands can be accessed through your ship computer.

When you are used to that, there is a wonderful advanced control setup which uses "shift" buttons and different combinations for less common commands.
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Elite: Deadly trademark sets tongues wagging

SaintDaveUK

3 years ago

So will the next trademark will be Elite: Elite?
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Total War: Warhammer revealed

SaintDaveUK

3 years ago

@lone_wolf_uk Tolkien didn't invent elves and orcs.
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Aliens: Colonial Marines and AvP (2010) have vanished from Steam

SaintDaveUK

3 years ago

Lots of luddites unfairly hating on digital download here. Nothing at all has changed for people who already own the games (digital or box copy), they have just been unlisted from the stores.

That happens with hard copies in the high street far more frequently than digital.
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Microsoft Flight Simulator X is coming to Steam next week

SaintDaveUK

3 years ago

@anders190 Very unlikely
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The next major Assassin's Creed is set in Victorian London

SaintDaveUK

3 years ago

If I wasn't already sick of Assassins Creed, I definitely am sick of an early-modern British setting. Even their French early-modern game was British accented.

I really want something different and special from AC like in the old days. Having such similar settings and time periods is only laying on the fatigue thicker.
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Frontier outlines Elite: Dangerous refund policy following offline mode backlash

SaintDaveUK

3 years ago

Thankfully this doesn't affect me but I can see why other players would be angry. I just hope that this big decision ends up paying off long term and makes the game better for those of us who do play online.
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Sex Pistols singer Johnny Rotten splashes 10K on iPad games

SaintDaveUK

3 years ago

I think I've probably spent about the same over two years of Steam sales.
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Maniac Mansion creators launch Kickstarter for spiritual successor Thimbleweed Park

SaintDaveUK

3 years ago

Sounds great. Personally I would prefer the higher quality style of Day of the Tentacle and the early Monkey Island games.

Maniac Mansion just looks a little too dated.
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Bungie gifts brain surgery patient a one-of-a-kind rifle

SaintDaveUK

4 years ago

Right until the end I thought he had been sent an actual promotional rifle, not just an ingame weapon. Pretty nice story nonetheless.
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EA cancels MOBA Dawngate

SaintDaveUK

4 years ago

Eurogamer, thanks to the obnoxious and buggy full screen advertising I can't properly read this article (and many others) on Windows Phone.
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Death to the mini-map

SaintDaveUK

4 years ago

No mention of the great open worlders like Arma and DayZ? Navigation in these games is absolutely imperative but they manage this without a minimap.

Instead you have to find maps and compasses, and then use orienteering skills to identify contours and land features.
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Routine ditches Oculus Rift support due to motion sickness

SaintDaveUK

4 years ago

As someone who has been using Oculus Dev Kit 2 a lot recently, FPS games don't seem suited to it yet.

Games where you are sat in a seat looking around work best. Flight simulators like War Thunder have the coolest effect because it gives you a completely unique gameplay experience. On the more dizzying flights I still get horribly motion sick though.
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RollerCoaster Tycoon World headed to PC in early 2015, first teaser shown

SaintDaveUK

4 years ago

Awesome, always been a fan of RCT games. Giving them a chance to redeem themselves after RCT4, something tells me they might learn from the mistakes.
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What if every PC game could run on your tablet?

SaintDaveUK

4 years ago

@AlphaCookie I am writing this from my tablet. It is hooked up to a 47 inch TV and I have just played a round of FIFA 14 with two Xbox controllers. If I wanted to, I could plug in my gaming mouse and my mechanical keyboard.

The only difference is that I could use this to play Skyrim on a plane and you can't. "Tablet gaming" isn't what you think it is.
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SaintDaveUK

4 years ago

I have a gaming desktop and a Surface Pro 2.

Most of my gaming is done at home, but I love that I can load up Skyrim on the train, or play a Company of Heroes auto match in the airport lobby.

Even though games like Civilization and Broken Age support excellent touch controls, this is still a Windows PC. You can connect your keyboard and mouse, you can connect your favourite console controller. Easy hooking up to any TV or monitor and you have yourself a very capable and versatile gaming system in the form factor of an A4 photo frame.

The people knocking this either don't think they need this or don't know what they are talking about. Tablet gaming IS viable. And it is wonderful, too.
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Civilization Revolution 2 review

SaintDaveUK

4 years ago

@lucky_jim The handheld versions of Rev1 are identical to the console versions aside from aesthetics.

But what I really want to know is what makes this game different from Rev1. The only difference I have noticed is Churchill and Lincoln instead of Elizabeth and Washington.
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EA responds to fan outcry over The Sims 4 missing features

SaintDaveUK

4 years ago

Jesus Christ, EA would have been better off keeping their mouths shut like last time, rather than coming up with such an insulting pile of drivel.
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Bungie to update Peter Dinklage's lacklustre Destiny performance

SaintDaveUK

4 years ago

@Darren Stephen Merchant played a floating robot in Portal 2 and it was one of the most awesome video game voices that I can remember.
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UK chart: Sniper Elite 3 hits the mark

SaintDaveUK

4 years ago

@nathansevereijns Steam purchases don't count towards the UK chart.
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The Division gets a developer just to build its weapons

SaintDaveUK

4 years ago

@lawrence177 Sadly that is not how it works :p 3D scanning isn't that accurate for very precise models such as this, plus it creates a very messy model. The time taken to clean up might as well be spent making the model from scratch.
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SaintDaveUK

4 years ago

@masteryoda16 What do you think the artists do in the main developer, Massive? They would have a team working on just cars. A team working on just buildings. A team working on just characters.

It is no different for the guys at Red Storm having a team working on just guns.
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DayZ sales figures, new studio acquisition revealed

SaintDaveUK

4 years ago

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SaintDaveUK

4 years ago

@The_shlaaaag_returns That can't be right, as DayZ Mod was never for sale.
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CCP to stick with Oculus Rift for Eve: Valkyrie

SaintDaveUK

4 years ago

I am still sceptical, but it is not a lost cause yes as far as I am concerned.

Honestly if FB really do manage to support the original gaming application of the Occulus Rift AND pull off this new communication and entertainment system that they are planning, then hats off to them.
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The Vanishing of Ethan Carter's graphics will recreate objects from photos

SaintDaveUK

4 years ago

Wow this is going to eat into RAM so hard.
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Bohemia rules out consoles for Arma 3

SaintDaveUK

4 years ago

"You'd really have to redesign stuff like how the controls work, and the interface."

To be honest I wish they redesigned the interface for PC. It feels very 2001, despite the game itself being fantastic
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"Sony needs to show how good VR could be - not something like PS Move"

SaintDaveUK

4 years ago

Speaking of PS Move, I saw an amazing execution of PS Move strapped to an Occulus Rift which means the player can move around super accurately in virtual space.
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SimCity can now be played offline

SaintDaveUK

4 years ago

@houldendub In fairness it took them a LONG time to update it to be offline.
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RTS veteran Petroglyph reveals new game Grey Goo

SaintDaveUK

4 years ago

It feels like every RTS in history has promised us "an AI that learns", whatever that even means.

Looks cool either way, I love games like this.
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How to install an Xbox One controller on your PC

SaintDaveUK

4 years ago

@arcam No the ps4 controller uses a generic controller input. Most PC games are built around xinput (which comes with 360 controller out the box)
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Arma 3's final campaign episode gets a release date

SaintDaveUK

4 years ago

@BillMurray The big map is huge, but there is also Stratis which is pretty small.
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This is what Tropico 5 looks like

SaintDaveUK

4 years ago

I wonder if this iteration will also be a Tropico 3 clone with shinier (but not really that shiny) graphics.
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Microsoft unveils purple and black chrome Xbox 360 controllers

SaintDaveUK

4 years ago

@null Last I heard the Xbox One controller doesn't work as well with PC as the 360 controller.
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Omni competitor Cyberith demos its omnidirectional treadmill with Skyrim

SaintDaveUK

4 years ago

The very fact that there is already some solid competition in this brand new field using completely different tech here already gives me hope for a wonderful decade of gaming.
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Sony shows off 79.99 PlayStation 4 wireless headset

SaintDaveUK

4 years ago

Anybody worrying about the "virtual" surround sound -- don't. The technology for virtual surround these days is wonderful and it definitely works.
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Microsoft rebrands SkyDrive to OneDrive after copyright dispute

SaintDaveUK

4 years ago

@NikiPicasso You think Microsoft are idiots because they used the word "Sky" in a product name?

How BSkyB can engage in legal battles another company (and win!??) simply because they share the same 3 letters in a product name (totally unrelated to satellite television broadcast) is beyond me.

I think we could end up in a dark place if this sort of lawsuit gains any more traction.
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Saints Row 4 PC and Company of Heroes 2 are free to play this weekend

SaintDaveUK

4 years ago

@null Funny, I found the opposite and that Origin refused to refund me in a similar situation where Steam did. I guess it depends.
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Eurogamer readers' most anticipated games of 2014

SaintDaveUK

4 years ago

Nice list, but please put the formats on too so we know which games come out for our own consoles!
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Microsoft considered removing the Xbox One's disc drive after E3

SaintDaveUK

4 years ago

I am completely for digital media. After all, I don't use discs with my phone, my ebook reader, tablet or even my gaming PC thanks to Steam and a plethora of other "suppliers".

But both MS and Sony have done such terrible jobs of doing digital sales at ridiculous prices that I don't think an online-only console would ever be a good idea from these guys.
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DayZ alpha review

SaintDaveUK

4 years ago

@Tricky_Rich Maybe you are right, I never played Stalker though it sounded like something I would enjoy.
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SaintDaveUK

4 years ago

@Widge If you buy the discounted Alpha then you get the full game on release. It was the same with Bohemia's Arma 3.
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SaintDaveUK

4 years ago

Come on guys it is pretty clear that there are a lot of people happy to pay a little less to help the development of a completely unique game that they love. I think it works well especially with a game with so much scope for bugs.

If you want to wait until it is released, then wait until it is released. No harm done.
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SaintDaveUK

4 years ago

@xuiton the Arma 2 engine IS their own engine. And while it is very flawed, I cant think of a better engine for this type of game.
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Ubisoft polls interest in a non-Assassin's Creed pirate game

SaintDaveUK

4 years ago

@MonkayMajic Absolutely they can develop a pirate game as a new IP, despite originally having links to AC.

They seem to have prepared specially for this eventuality. They expect to make a game simply called Black Flag 2.
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SaintDaveUK

4 years ago

@Spong You are right, AC4 doesn't seem to mesh well with core AC gameplay. But I much prefer judging a game by how much fun I have rather than how true it is to tradition.

And from that respect, it is one of my favourite games this year.
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World of Warplanes review

SaintDaveUK

4 years ago

Another vouch for War Thunder. Really fun game, try it out if the idea of World of Warplanes interested you but this review disappointed you.
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