Sgt_Petter

The new game by LawBreakers studio Boss Key is a 1980s battle royale

Sgt_Petter

2 weeks ago

@MadJack1812 If they did that I might actually have been interested. I actually really liked Lawbreakers as it had a fantastic movement system. This looks like a generic shooter in comparison, and there's nothing left of Lawbreakers in the gameplay.
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Destiny 2 gameplay reveal live report

Sgt_Petter

11 months ago

@MathiK, I agree, it would be the difference of "probably buying one copy", to "definitely buying two copies" for me.
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Sgt_Petter

11 months ago

So no mention of cross-platform persistent progress. I guess it's safe to say it won't be a thing then. :(
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Free XCOM 2 overhaul mod Long War 2 released

Sgt_Petter

1 year ago

@not_themilkybarkid Yes, Firaxis paid them for it. The article mentions that quite clearly.
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Destiny - Vault of Glass walkthrough and guide

Sgt_Petter

3 years ago

I've been playing since launch, but sporadically and never got around to play the raid until today when I got a random fireteam invite in the tower. We started at a save point by the gatekeeper (a little sad, but I don't think I would have had time for the whole thing anyway). We struggled for a while to get to grips with exactly what was going on, but reading this guide helped a lot, so thanks for making it. :)
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Telltale Humble Bundle lasts for this week only

Sgt_Petter

5 years ago

I've already bought most of theses bundles, and I realize that I'll never play a lot of the games in the bundles. Still, I love what they're doing and the whole idea of trusting the gamers themself in this way through DRM-free and pay what you want games. So I usually end up paying more than I think the games are worth (to me personally), just to support the cause and show my appreciation.
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Xbox One: developers have their say on specs, self-publishing and TV TV TV

Sgt_Petter

5 years ago

@StooMonster While I don't skype a lot, when I do, I never use video chat, it's just voice or text for me.
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Saturday Soapbox: IP Freely?

Sgt_Petter

5 years ago

@CamberGreber These ideas may very well have been there without any studio to make a reality out of it. And I think that the main problem is not that the companies take the ideas as their own, but that they at the same time deny that this is the intellectual property of the people who created the idea. So this is rather about being entitled to the idea, who they themselves made in the first place.
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GeoGuessr is a brilliant, educational Google Maps-based game

Sgt_Petter

5 years ago

@YenRug Wow, that was really good, did you look up the places on google at the same time?
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Sgt_Petter

5 years ago

This was really fun, I got lucky and my first try and got two places in Norway (I'm Norwegian), I hadn't been to either of the places, but it was fairly easy to find out where it was (missed with
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Radeon HD 7790 review

Sgt_Petter

5 years ago

@showler While more powerful components is nice, and even if the 7950 was a realistc choice in terms of price, there is also the problem of cooling. The 7950 has a TDP more than twice as high as the 7790. And getting good and quiet cooling in such a small case is difficult.
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Frozen Synapse on iPad in May, Android version "shortly after"

Sgt_Petter

5 years ago

@fletch273 I don't think it should. It's pretty much the only game I feel I can play on my old laptop. It also has a simple 2D layout with little movement. I haven't actually played anything on any kind of iPad, but I don't think this should be too heavy.
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Eve Online: when 3000 players collide

Sgt_Petter

5 years ago

There is a good article posted on Reddit, detailing the incident and it's context. Fully understandable by non-EVE-players such as myself:
http://www.reddit.com/r/Games/comments/17ebak/eve_online_how_exactly_a_war_can_cost_multiple/
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Saturday Soapbox: The loneliness of the long-distance MMO

Sgt_Petter

6 years ago

I think the social aspect is important for WoW's dominance. In much the same way that I would happily convert from Facebook to Google Plus, if only there were more people actually using it.
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iPhone 5 revealed, runs "console quality games"

Sgt_Petter

6 years ago

I guess I'll just stick with my Sony Ericsson W810i for a few more years...
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Halo 4 spoilers reveal main antagonist, among other things

Sgt_Petter

6 years ago

@bumyoghurt I've played all the Halo games (sans Halo Wars) and have counted many hours online in Halo 2, 3 and Reach. I still don't care too much about the story. It does have a special atmosphere, but it's mostly just a great game in terms of gameplay. I have yet to play a game with better gunplay online. It's amazingly balanced considering the diversity of guns that is sadly lacking in most other shooters.
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Surround Sound Headset Face-Off

Sgt_Petter

6 years ago

@Gunship Of course you don't get comparable sound quality to headphones of the same price range, but these have many other features , which makes them a viable option for gamers. There's no microphone attached to my Audio-Technica ATH-M50 or AKG K242 phones, and while I've used some homemade constructions in the past, the ease of use means I prefer my Turtle Beach X41 before the others.

The sound quality is worse than both (using "bass boost" makes it a lot worse, giving a more muffled sound), still, being able to chat while I play online games is essential, which makes these more than just snake oil. (It should be obvious that it's more expensive to build a headphone that also has a microphone, wireless transmitter/receiver, runs on battery, buttons with volume control etc and a dock with a wireless transmitter/receiver, various input/output options, DAC with surround simulation etc)
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Frozen Synapse, Eufloria star in Best of British Steam indie bundle

Sgt_Petter

6 years ago

I already have all the games in the bundle, but this is great. I'll second all the other comments about Frozen Synapse.
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Board Games Are Back

Sgt_Petter

6 years ago

Sure there are a lot other board games that requires more typical "gaming skills" than Scrabble, Ludo and Trivial Pursuit. Still, throwing those in together is impossible. Calling them "only tests of your patience, exercises in repetition." is just plain wrong. For Ludo, yes, I agree. However, Scrabble is more a test of vocabulary, just as TP is a test of knowledge.

I'm fully aware that these games don't have the same similarities to video games as the other games in the article. I still love a game of Scrabble and a game of TP (or similar game) with a decent group of friends can be a lot of fun. These are indeed games even though you might not like them.
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Is cloud gaming the future?

Sgt_Petter

6 years ago

I think we're pretty far from a complete conversion to digital, and I'm torn about whether it's a good or bad thing when it comes to video games. For some reason, it's more important for me that music stays physical.
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Molyneux: $50,000 Curiosity DLC "nothing to be ashamed of"

Sgt_Petter

6 years ago

It would be interesting to see if someone tried to "Kickstart" (or similar) the 50K pick axe.

It's an interesting experiment, but not one I feel intrigued to take part in myself, merely watch from the sidelines.
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Mass Effect 3: Extended Cut DLC release date announced

Sgt_Petter

6 years ago

Now I'm glad that I'm playing through this game so slowly, I won't be finished before the DLC is out :)
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What Went Wrong with Stereo 3D?

Sgt_Petter

6 years ago

@Retroid This, and shiploads of marketing.
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Mass Effect 3 FemShep trailer debuts

Sgt_Petter

6 years ago

If I hadn't already played ME 1 & 2 as male Shepard, I would definitely go for female.
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Workers at Xbox 360 plant threaten mass suicide

Sgt_Petter

6 years ago

@trebellk Sure, they may be just as bad as each other, but that doesn't make any of them any better. It's not more 'okay' just because 'everyone else' are doing it as well.
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Steam claims 100% sales growth in 2011

Sgt_Petter

6 years ago

FTP = File Transfer Protocol
F2P = Free-to-play

At least that's how I'm used to those acronyms.
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Game of the Week: Forza 4

Sgt_Petter

7 years ago

The link to the Forza 4 review requires a username and password... The URL also starts with beta.eurogamer.net, I'd guess that is related?
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Battlefield 3 "much closer to reality"

Sgt_Petter

7 years ago

Not that I know anything about real warfare, but I really hope blowing up a hotel to kill 1 sniper, doesn't have any connections to reality.
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The Story of DOTA

Sgt_Petter

7 years ago

Valve are great at two things: making games and doing business. I don't think any other game developer has as much financial statistical data as Valve does, through both Steam and TF2's in-game store they've found out what players are willing to spend money on, and on that basis they decided to go F2P with TF2. I don't doubt that this was the right decision, financially speaking. If that is true, and Valve know that they're a making a game in a long line of other DotA games, where most, and all successful entries have been free, including the original (given that you already own WC3). They know that the community they're targeting is very hardcore, and have been used to playing their games for free. Another thing to mention is that this is a hard game to sell to new players, as they will probably know about the steep learning curve and harsh community, and therefore will be more cautious of the game, even if they're otherwise interested in the concept.

Given all these factors, I would be surprised if Valve did not go F2P with this game. It's about time we got a new hat simulator anyway.
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Insanely Twisted Shadow Planet

Sgt_Petter

7 years ago

Still interested, although I find it odd that he didn't even mention the soundtrack. I'm really looking forward to playing this to some Dimmu Borgir.
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Terraria

Sgt_Petter

7 years ago

@Subdominator "As a brawler games like Trine show how it should be done."
I thought Trine was great, but IMO, the combat was easily the worst part of that game. I loved the platforming, but the combat felt like a chore. Stand here, shoot at enemies, wait for enemies to respawn, rinse and repeat. Maybe it had been better, if the arrows hadn't been so overpowered. I never used the Knight unless my Thief fell into a pit of lava or something.
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Book of Unwritten Tales announced for PC

Sgt_Petter

7 years ago

THIRD!!! THIRD!!
ALL GOOD THINGS ARE THREE!! AND THIRD!!!
WOOOOO!!!!
I AM BEST!!!!
AMAZING AWESOME-SAUCE!!!!
THIRD!!!!!!!1one

As for the topic, really looking forward to this, wonderfully detailed point-n-click.
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Face-Off: EDF: Insect Armageddon

Sgt_Petter

7 years ago

"Never mind the graphics, it's all about the gameplay."
Then why do you even bother making this article...
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Bleszinski signals more Gears of War

Sgt_Petter

7 years ago

If they make another GoW game, I really hope they make it a prequel or "mid-quel", just not a sequel to continue the trilogy. I really want the ending of GoW3 to be THE end, not just a temporary one, or even worse, a cliffhanger for the next game.
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Starcraft Universe alpha gameplay

Sgt_Petter

7 years ago

@FWB That may be true, but at least it's free (as long as you own SC2)
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Disabled and Hardcore

Sgt_Petter

7 years ago

Great article, more like this please :)
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Mass Effect 3: exclusive Origin version

Sgt_Petter

7 years ago

70-page art book, that sounds nice, ohh, it's DIGITAL. Yay, a PDF... or probably something else, something they can slap some DRM on. I'm sure Peter Molyneux would need the digital dog, but for me this looks like wasted money. It's not that I'm against collector's editions, this could've been a GREAT collector's edition, if only it had a box. With a physical art book and comic, and commemorative artwork possibly (what is that anyway? A digital statue of Shepard?). Also the lithographic and a real N7 hoodie, not just some in-game clothing.
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Why Disney closed Black Rock

Sgt_Petter

7 years ago

First Bizarre, and then Black Rock. Whatever the reasons for the shutdowns are, they're certainly not about the quality of the games, rather poor luck.
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Minecraft passes 10 million users

Sgt_Petter

7 years ago

150 000 per day, that's insane amounts of money for an indie developer. Sure, that's not the amount of money ending up in their wallets. There's taxes and such, but still incredible.
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Zynga: "Games should be free"

Sgt_Petter

7 years ago

So games should do good, but not necessarily be good. And games should be data-driven? It looks to me like they're only in the business for the money.
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The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D

Sgt_Petter

7 years ago

I REALLY want a 3DS now, I need to play this some time.
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EVE Online, Minecraft servers attacked

Sgt_Petter

7 years ago

Message to LulzSec:
Grow up, please.

Yours sincerely, Sgt Petter
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Beyond Good & Evil 2 "needs power"

Sgt_Petter

7 years ago

This game needs to be made, I never felt the need for a new console generation until now. I never played the HD version on XBLA, but I bought it, as my third copy, just to support them. How could I not at 800 MS points.
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3DS eStore Games Roundup

Sgt_Petter

7 years ago

"We've all gotten used to a degree of parity in the download world, whether we're talking about games on...Steam..." Talk for yourself, they may know the proper conversion rates for pounds, but they certainly don't for Euros. For a LOT of games, they think =$, which means they charge us +40 %. At least on PC, we're not quite yet seeing universal prices and availability in the downloadable market.
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Halo: Combat Evolved Anniversary vid

Sgt_Petter

7 years ago

Looked surprisingly well for a remake, nice to see some real effort is being done here, rather than just some updated textures.

@ShiverinEskimo
That's true, actually I never got through that level, too annoying, and too scary, at least it was so back then. (Even on my 14" TV)
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Live Microsoft E3 Xbox conference

Sgt_Petter

7 years ago

Text only, that's how it usually is at least
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Eurogamer.net Podcast #69

Sgt_Petter

7 years ago

The most ridiculus about Limited Editions, is the Iron Maiden Final Frontier album, where the Limited Edition currently costs less than half of the ordinary version...
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Retrospective: Devil May Cry 4

Sgt_Petter

7 years ago

Never played DMC4 beyond the demo a long time ago, it wasn't much fun back then, but I've played demos that doesn't serve the full game properly before. I loved Bayonetta, maybe I should pick this up.
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Portal 2: "Let's make Caddyshack"

Sgt_Petter

7 years ago

@StooMonster There is a theory going around on the Steam forums about Chell being Cave J's daughter. I personally don't think so, and the "special ingredient" could have been easily explained by the fact that it's a "Bring your daughter to work day" Which implies that one or both of her parents work at Aperture.
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Face-Off: Portal 2

Sgt_Petter

7 years ago

"The only thing missing from the PC game that is found in the console releases is the split-screen co-op mode."

That's wrong, there has already been found a way to play the game split-screen on the PC, where one plays with mouse and keyboard, while the other uses a controller, like the 360 controller. It requires adjustment of one file and some typing in console, the instructions are found in the Steam forums.
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