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HTC One M9 review

Sar

3 years ago

I have an m7 and loved it, but this shitshow made me change my mind when my contract came up for renewal, so I've now got the S6 and love it.

Speaker's not as good, but the camera's far far better.
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Hearthstone is now on iPhone and Android phones

Sar

3 years ago

Samsung Galaxy S6 bought at the weekend. Just in time :D
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Cities: Skylines sells 250K copies in a day

Sar

3 years ago

Superb game, and does things right that SimCity 5 got so wrong.

That's why it sold so many copies day 1, including my purchase. Well worth it.
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Underworld Ascendant Kickstarter calls for $600K

Sar

3 years ago

$50 backed. Was gutted when LGS closed down, glad to see some of their devs back in the game, so to speak :)
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The Steam Holiday Encore Sale ends today

Sar

3 years ago

Bought the usual 30+ games I'll probably never complete :D

Oh well, that's my purchasing done anyway until the next Steam Sale :)
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Here's your latest look at Hello Games' ambitious No Man's Sky

Sar

3 years ago

This has the potential, potential, to be one of the greatest games ever made.

IF they don't screw it up.

Fingers crossed that they don't!
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Gone Home developer reveals first-person sci-fi game Tacoma

Sar

3 years ago

@dirtysteve Yeah, Gone Home was good, right up until the last 10 minutes or so when they pulled the bait and switch, and most of the story threads that went before it were rendered meaningless or worse, not dealt with at all. Slightly disappointing tbh. Just hope this is better at tying up story threads without that "twist".
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Blizzard confirms World of Warcraft DDOS attacks

Sar

3 years ago

@curtlikesmeat Same here, and Monday, so just hope it's fixed by then or that's 2 days wasted :/
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WOW: there are plenty of level-100 players already

Sar

3 years ago

Servers are fucked atm though, no-one can do anything...
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Metallica to play BlizzCon 2014

Sar

4 years ago

@effinjamie Yep, did the same myself. Was far better production quality and what the release should've been.
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Sar

4 years ago

I get the Blizzcon virtual ticket every year, and usually the band's pretty shit. Ozzy a few years back being a curio of an exception.

Actually pretty pleased with this year's announcement of Metallica, but here's hoping they develop retrograde amnesia and forget their previous 2 studio "efforts".

St Anger was just a pile of tosh I immediately hated after being so excited for a new album in 6 years, and it was shit. Death Magnetic had some decent tracks (like, literally 2 or 3), but the audio production on the album was abysmal, and the tracks were blown out so badly it made most of the music just pure noise. No top or bottom end left in it at all it was so badly compressed.

That said, still a fan, despite the fact that their last decent album was released in 1997 (I'm one of the seemingly few ppl that liked the Load/Reload albums in 96/97).
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Walking is the new shooting

Sar

4 years ago

Dear Esther was shit though.
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The Vanishing of Ethan Carter review

Sar

4 years ago

I was really tempted by this, then found out that running time - 15 for 3 hours? Really?
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10 years later, Runescape's Lost City of the Elves finally opens its doors

Sar

4 years ago

They locked it up for 10 years because back then it would've been too graphically intense to render on average machines.

I think they can just about cope nowadays. Not 100% sure though, might need an upgrade...
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Torment: Tides of Numenera debuts its first gameplay footage

Sar

4 years ago

50 pledged to this from the start. Very much a Planescape: Torment vibe off of it, which is why I sunk my money into it so early on.
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Larian ponders next game as Divinity: Original Sin sells 500k

Sar

4 years ago

For a party based RPG it did nearly everything absolutely right on the money. For me the only let down was slightly less party member bantering than I would've liked. That aside, it was utterly fantastic and the best party based single-player CRPG since BG2 IMO.
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DriveClub details its DLC plans

Sar

4 years ago

Through June? Through November 2015?

Eurogamer?
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Robin Williams tribute spotted live in Warlords of Draenor beta

Sar

4 years ago

@Pulford Exactly, Robin Williams was a long-time WoW player, and this is Blizzard's way of paying tribute to one of their own playerbase. Which they've done countless times, even for normal, non-famous players.
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Dinosaur adventure The Stomping Land removed from sale on Steam Early Access

Sar

4 years ago

@HunterSeeker Because I'm seeing these paid betas promising so much, yet time and again failing to deliver on everything that was promised. Sure fine, some "devs" may overpromise, but for every one that genuinely over-reaches, you've got 10 WarZ's and so called "games" like Depression Quest clogging up early access and dragging gaming down into an area where everything is in feature-light interminable beta, and only AAA developers release finished games.

But even some AAA devs are starting to jump on the Early Access/Paid beta bandwagon with boxed Early Access in shops. Seriously, it's a shit fad. The sooner it dies its inevitable death the better, and the more confidence we as consumers will have in Indie games as a whole again. Because god knows the entire Indie dev scene isn't exactly smelling like a rose atm after these whole Gamegate and IGF/Maya fiascos.

PS: "Or do you just hate everything that you do not like?"

Er, Lol? I assume that was meant to be sarcasm of some form?
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Sar

4 years ago

This is why Early Access is a complete bucket of shite fad that I hope dies a horrible and swift death.

Give us a finished product and we pay you for it. Simple.
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Capcom files lawsuit against Koei Tecmo for patent infringement

Sar

4 years ago

I'm guessing because they're a smaller fish than Capcom.
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World of Warcraft subscription prices will rise in November

Sar

4 years ago

@Bloodfont 9th month? Try already 11 months so far - it launched on Sep 9th last year.

I see Lee already mentioned it.

However the price rise is a bit of a joke, they'd probably be better served lowering the sub to 7.99 a month rather than raising it, or maybe they figure they've hit saturation point and anyone who would play already has, and it's now time to milk the current and future subs for that little bit more...
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Rise of the Tomb Raider exclusive to Xbox One

Sar

4 years ago

It makes no sense to me why they would deliberately cut their potential audience to a third or less of what it otherwise would've been.

Crystal Dynamics must have taken one HELL of a backhander from MS to pull this off.

Oh well, count me in as another former customer who won't be playing (PC here).

Fuck you very much CD! Very much indeed, idiots!
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World of Warcraft: Warlords of Draenor beta key giveaway

Sar

4 years ago

Thanks EG! Got one :D

Now I can finally start pumping out some beta footage for my YT channel :)
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Sar

4 years ago

@cristoflanga Sites that carry critical reviews of games are also entirely capable of doing "giveaways" like this. The two are not mutually exclusive.

#sigh
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Sar

4 years ago

@TZH Nope, because this is on the PTR. You just need a battle.net account to attach the beta key to and you're good to go.
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Killer Instinct Season Two this autumn

Sar

4 years ago

@Cosbuster Exactly the words that popped into my head as well...
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Minecraft creator Notch has launched a new game

Sar

4 years ago

I honestly think he's trolling, just to see what shite people will actually pay for early access testing.

Or it's a meta-comment on Early Access gaming. Which, given his history with Minecraft would be ironic.
Turns out I was right, he was taking a swipe at the shite up on Steam Early Access:

http://www.examiner.com/article/minecraft-creator-takes-shot-at-early-access-games-with-cliffhorse

http://www.reddit.com/r/dogecoin/comments/27m24r/i_dont_know_if_its_a_joke/
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Sar

4 years ago

I honestly think he's trolling, just to see what shite people will actually pay for early access testing.

Or it's a meta-comment on Early Access gaming. Which, given his history with Minecraft would be ironic.
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Sar

4 years ago

Fuck me.
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UK chart: Watch Dogs and Mario Kart 8 beat Murdered: Soul Suspect

Sar

4 years ago

Square Enix's solve-your-own-murder adventure was released for PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360 and Xbox One, but just missed out on matching the second week sales of Nintendo's Wii U-exclusive racer.
I believe Murdered: Soul Suspect was also released for PC, no?
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Was there really a Watch Dogs graphics downgrade?

Sar

4 years ago

Who gives a fuck about the new consoles? What's their excuse for the massive differences between the E3 2012 demo and the final PC version running on Ultra?

No excuses are possible. It was simply a bullshit pre-rendered presentation designed to wow people and hype up the game whilst pretending it was "real-time gameplay".

This was such a disappointment, and I'm glad I waited as usual for reviews, because it turned out to be a slightly above average open world GTA clone with 1 button "hack" gameplay.

Pffft. Fuck you Ubisoft, I just hope you don't pull the same shit with the sequel to Beyond Good & Evil.
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You can now buy Battlefield 4 Battlepacks

Sar

4 years ago

Please fuck off and die Dice.

Just like the Battlefield series just has now.
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Video: Watch Watch Dogs, dogs

Sar

4 years ago

@ManatuBear If you like free-roaming adventure games, then there's a good chance you'll like this genre of games. GTA Vice City/Saint's Row 3/4 would be good, cheaper, places to start to see if it's something you'd like.
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Watch Dogs review

Sar

4 years ago

Well, that de-escalated quickly.

:/
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Total Chaos is a beautiful open-world horror mod for Doom 2

Sar

4 years ago

@Eraser Proof of concept, or ability to rework/improve really old code?
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Sar

4 years ago

I first started watching that, completely incredulous that it was the Doom 2 engine, however modified that it might be.

Holy crap, that's some nice work.
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3D Realms reveals PC and PS4 action-RPG Bombshell

Sar

4 years ago

Ok, so that trailer was shit.

Ripping off T2 whilst simultaneously showing nothing at all other than the lead character's model.

/yawn
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HTC One M8 review

Sar

4 years ago

I picked up the original model HTC One last year, and I love it. It's a fantastic phone, only marred by the purple tint camera hardware issue.
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The next Unreal Tournament will be free, developed with the community

Sar

4 years ago

Even after all these years, UE3 still looks fantastic.
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Reanimated: The story of Vampire: The Masquerade Bloodlines

Sar

4 years ago

Absolutely fantastic game that I remember with a great fondness after all these years. Superb RPG and great voice acting as well.
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Windows 8 to finally return Start Menu in August update

Sar

4 years ago

About frickin time, might actually think about getting Win8 now.

MIGHT

Win7 is perfectly serviceable.
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Free to Play film review

Sar

4 years ago

"Ten years ago competitive gaming wasn't even a thing"

Fucking scrub kid. Learn your gaming history, then spout your fucking mouth off.
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Blizzard explains $60 cost of World of Warcraft level 90 character boost

Sar

4 years ago

@kendranelson Most of the game takes place at level 90, so having the time to do a few things at 90 is a lot different than the time investment required to get the char to 90 in the first place.
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Sar

4 years ago

Levelling my last 2 characters to 90 took 80 hours (Druid) & 63 hours (Monk).

I actually have got to the point where I was finding levelling enjoyable again, having hated it for years. I'm levelling another monk on and off, and taking it a bit slower this time.

40 though (if indeed it translates to that price) is a bit steep. Certainly better than pricing it at say 10, where any knob jockey can buy one. Imagine how bad the LFRs and dungeon runs would be filled with newly bought characters then!
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No-fantasy RPG Kingdom Come gets PS4, Xbox One nod

Sar

4 years ago

Actually really happy this got funded way over and above their initial goal. Not much of a history buff, but this looks fantastic. Can't wait :D
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Diablo 3 sales hit 15m as WOW subs rise

Sar

4 years ago

@MrFlump Active subs are people that have paid for gametime equal to 90 days or more. Blizz are actually fairly above board when it comes to counting subs, unlike some companies who count trial users in their "subs" figures.
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Court favours Valve in not allowing digital content resells

Sar

4 years ago

This article is talking about the re/sale of accounts, not individual games or items, surely?
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So Obsidian, when is Pillars of Eternity coming out?

Sar

4 years ago

Still looks awesome, and the lighting model in those screenshots, particularly the first one, is stunning.
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Why John Carmack quit id Software

Sar

4 years ago

Well done Zenimax, that was fucking stupid

/facepalm
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