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Skyrim VR is heading to Steam in April

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2 months ago

Silly not to include at least the option to use voice commands for the shouts.
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Oculus Rift headsets have reportedly stopped working across the globe

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3 months ago

@FilthyAnimal won't even let your rift switch on due to having to have Home running.
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3 months ago

@Miyamotosan while I'm incredibly annoyed at this situation you deserve at the very least a +1.
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3 months ago

@vert1go changing system time doesn't fix it for me. What a mess.
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TheRealBadabing

3 months ago

Brilliant, so I deleted all my profiles, blitzed my Oculus Tray Tool and generally fucked up my entire VR setup just because these idiots don't know what a diary is.

First World, Early Adopter problems acknowledged and all that but my god what a massive clusterfuck.

Incidentally, anyone know a good alternative to having to run Oculus Home every time I want to use Steam VR?
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PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds details long-awaited new anti-cheat measures

TheRealBadabing

4 months ago

As soon as cheats become an issue, even at a very low level, I stop playing. Could be a genuinely good player killing me or a hacking wanker. That doubt removes all fun.

Unfortunately cheats and the associated bans end up being a (unintentional, I assume) money-making scheme for the devs/publishers. It's not difficult to work out why GTA5 and CS:GO etc are consistantly near the top of Steam charts. Get a ban, new account.
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Darkest Dungeon is bringing turn-based misery to Switch later this month

TheRealBadabing

4 months ago

Switch is definitely becoming the platform for "best of" indie titles from the last few years. Just need to get Towerfall certified and we are golden.
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Capcom sheds some light on Monster Hunter World's PC delay

TheRealBadabing

4 months ago

@mecha-blargh hehe OK. It's all about taking time to make it the best it can be.

Never been fed that line before, they must really mean it this time!
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TheRealBadabing

4 months ago

Current-gen consoles are pretty much just PC bits welded together in a tasteful plastic box.

PCs have either nVidia or AMD GPUs (one of which will be in the aformentioned consoles anyway).

We are not in the wildlands of the late 90's with regards to PC compatibility, so what Capcom are saying is they need 9 months to sort out matchmaking.
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PS Plus December games include Kung Fu Panda and Darksiders 2

TheRealBadabing

6 months ago

@man.the.king Would be a good point except it was the VR game that was free both months. Just couldn't be bothered typing the entire title. And yet here I am, typing many many more words in order to clarify my previous remark.

Like rain on my wedding day.
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TheRealBadabing

6 months ago

Wasn't Until Dawn part of last month's offerings?
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If Monster Hunter: World doesn't get you into Capcom's incredible series, nothing ever will

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7 months ago

@Firepistol95 Maybe I would have had more fun if that was made clear in the games I played.

Even so, doesn't all that guff sound an awful lot like what they say to justify modern day whaling and big game hunting? Not a fan of that either.

It's just a game and I hope the players enjoy it. Just wanted to put my spin on why it never clicked for me. I was honestly disappointed as I love a good grind-fest.
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TheRealBadabing

7 months ago

Could never get in to these games but not for the more common reasons like complexity or grind.

It just felt cruel. All those beautifully designed creatures, going about their normal days and I had to kill them. For a new pair of socks. Bonus points for leaving their offspring to starve. Reminded me too much of some of the worst real-life examples like hunting rhinos or cutting off shark fins and dumping the rest of the fish.

Give me a reason to kill stuff and I'm all over it. Base defence, food, Nazis are all good justifications but bringing down a massive herbivore because its toe-nail might make an interesting brooch is a pretty shitty motivation.

I know its just a game and they are not real but the message seems quite immoral to me.

Disclaimer: I am a carnivore. Love a good steak and chips. Meat, meat, meat. Nom nom nom.
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Housemarque brings "longstanding commitment to the arcade genre to an end"

TheRealBadabing

7 months ago

That's a shame, really talented team.

Just hope they don't jump on a bandwagon just as the wheels fall off. DOTA with voxels might not be enough.
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Big Civilization 6 update reboots religion

TheRealBadabing

7 months ago

The religious stuff is so tedious I normally switch it off in the victory conditions before starting a game. Expanding an already flawed system is not going to make it better.

Good news about the naval/diplomacy stuff but where the hell is the World Congress?
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The space goths won Destiny 2's first Faction Rally

TheRealBadabing

8 months ago

@utherp You know what? I'm probably wrong and my memory has failed me but I seem to remember that I had to be careful not to pledge to the space goths by hitting (X) one extra time.

If one is unable to pledge to a faction without first talking to each in turn then I apologise for my earlier comment. Destiny 2 must therefore be populated by sad little goths who have no idea what a good weapon is.
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TheRealBadabing

8 months ago

Not really surprising as that was the first faction you were sent to speak to when the event began.

Probably says more about the average gamer's attention span than the general gothiness of the player base.
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Stardew Valley comes to Switch this Thursday

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8 months ago

@neilka pretty sure no one would claim this is in any way a perfect fit.
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Forza Motorsport 7 demo is now live on Xbox One and PC

TheRealBadabing

8 months ago

Shame there is no 21:9 option. Nice looking game otherwise and very well optimised.
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Doom on Switch won't have SnapMap level editor

TheRealBadabing

8 months ago

I wish more games did this sort of thing. Sometimes I don't want to install every multiplayer map and skin if I am only going to play single-player.
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Destiny 2 clan claims Leviathan raid world first, new PVP map unlocked

TheRealBadabing

8 months ago

Thanks for all the replies.

Really enjoyed the shooty-bangs of D1 but I was very late to the party so the sheer number of Strikes/Raids/Missions/whatever, combined with what seemed like 20 different currencies was quite overwhelming. Felt like most of the game was off-limits to anyone that wasn't a grizzled veteran.

Hopefully D2 will seem a bit more accessible.
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TheRealBadabing

8 months ago

Never did any raids in WoW, Destiny 1 or any other games so please excuse my ignorance.

If I wanted to take part would I have to set aside 5 hours or more? And if I didn't have that sort of time available would I be missing the "point" of this sort of game (phat lewts)?
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Jelly Deals: Amazon offering six month trial of Prime to students

TheRealBadabing

8 months ago

From what I can tell it's not Prime for £6, you can just get the music service for that price if you are already a Prime Student member.

I could be wrong as I might not be eligible and the deal might not be showing up properly for me.
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Windjammers review

TheRealBadabing

9 months ago

Considering all the other Neo Geo stuff on the Switch, is there a version planned/available for that platform too?

Edit: Dammit porkface inb4'd me!
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Forget VOIP, Star Citizen has FOIP that maps your face's movements onto a character in real-time

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9 months ago

Sadly, due to the extra CPU load, the actual voice comms will be through a handy app on your phone. With lots of wires.

It's the future apparently.
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Epic's Fortnite on UE4 plays better on Xbox One

TheRealBadabing

10 months ago

@telboy007 clearly down to the power of the cloud.
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Sony PlayStation E3 2017 conference live report

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11 months ago

QTE: The Game
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One of the ugliest controllers ever is about to make a comeback

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11 months ago

Trump just can't catch a break.
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DF Retro: Soul Calibur on Dreamcast - beyond 'arcade perfect'

TheRealBadabing

12 months ago

Was working in Game/EB when this launched.

We had the game running on all the TVs in attract mode and the interest levels in Dreamcast went through the roof. We then got a message that as it was a 15 (or similar) rated game we could not show footage on public screens.

If SEGA had just released a PG demo I honestly think it could have made a big difference to Dreamcast sales, at least in the short term.
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Mario Kart 8 Deluxe patched to remove offensive arm-clench gesture

TheRealBadabing

1 year ago

As a massive supporter of our atmosphere I find this "air punch" to be deeply offensive.
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Surprise! Nintendo announces New 2DS XL handheld

TheRealBadabing

1 year ago

Really liked the design of the original 2DS. Looked very Fisher Price but is much more comfortable to hold than the rest of the range.

Was hoping for the same idea for the *NEW* version so I'm a bit disappointed they have gone the XL route and reverted to clam-shell.
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Watch: Ian's Star Wars Battlefront 2 wishlist

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1 year ago

@IanHigton I forgive you but remember to be careful.

There are nerds in this hive of scum and villainy, and many would happily turn you into bantha poodoo if you slip up again.
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TheRealBadabing

1 year ago

Pretty much sums up my thoughts too.

Shame on you though, you don't jump in an A-Wing with your buddy and take on AT-ATs. The A-Wing is a single-seat space superiority fighter. Snowspeeder is what you were looking for.

Call yourself a fan-boy...bet you don't even know the difference between a T-65 and a T-70!!!!111!
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Stellaris: Utopia expansion lets you build Dyson spheres, ringworlds

TheRealBadabing

1 year ago

Waiting for next expansion. Apparently there will be an option for a flat, circular world supported by a giant turtle.
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Forza Horizon 3, the greatest racer in an age, studies the greats

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2 years ago

@Simatron3000 @budgietheii Thanks for clearing that up for me. Shame, as I would have probably enjoyed the game but there is no way I am paying £50 for a digital product on the new GFWL.
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TheRealBadabing

2 years ago

How does the "play anywhere" thing work?

Do I have to own an Xbone and register the game on that, then link across to my PC account or will there be a code in the retail copy to activate on PC?

Only asking as a physical copy for XBone costs less than the digital version on the Windows Store. Which is a bit of a rip-off.
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Necropolis review

TheRealBadabing

2 years ago

Is there a way to quit and continue a run later (like FTL does) or would I be committed to a full play-through in one session?

Might not be an issue for a solo game but co-op needs some flexibility.
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Evolve player count increases 15,930 per cent after going F2P

TheRealBadabing

2 years ago

No fucking thing as 15,930 percent. This is not ITV.
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The PC version of Forza 6 goes into open beta next week

TheRealBadabing

2 years ago

Was looking forward to this as a bit of a change from Project Cars but no multiplayer is a huge disappointment.
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Dark Souls board game raises $71k Kickstarter goal in three minutes

TheRealBadabing

2 years ago

£80 is probably the top end of what it will cost retail. Kickstarter stuff is great for "stretch goals" and other gubbins but it is rarely a place to find a pre-order bargain.

For those thinking board games are expensive, they are. However, when you take into account the experience of playing with friends and the hours of repeated fun that a good one will provide they are arguably better value than any video game. I would spend a lot more on board games than any other media if I had enough friends locally. As it is I only have my immediate family to play with so my choices are limited.

A simple and relatively cheap experiment is to get a copy of something like Settlers of Catan or Ticket to Ride (I'm sure lots of other suggestions will follow). Both great board games and very easy to learn. If you have friends, buy them and play them. Success.

If you don't have friends you can always find a local shop that will do board game evenings. Bit of a crap option as the BO can be pretty bad and the players a bit hardcore in my experience. Make some friends instead.
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Total War: Warhammer future DLC plans include free new race

TheRealBadabing

2 years ago

What a mess.
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What went wrong with Quantum Break on PC?

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2 years ago

I was looking forward to Forza on the PC but this does not bode well.
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That Dragon, Cancer "has not yet seen a single dollar from sales"

TheRealBadabing

2 years ago

So who is killing the industry now?

Is it the pirates, the let's players, 2nd hand sales, free-to-play, critics or Henry the Mild Mannered Janitor?

Always disappointing when something doesn't sell massively but come on, this is taking clutching at straws to new levels. Like many people here I don't want to spend money on a very short game that will depress the fuck out of me.

Might be a worthy subject, brilliantly discussed but, without a rich philanthropist appearing out of the woodwork, most personal or artistic works are not commercial successes.
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The Division beta PC players are giving themselves godlike powers

TheRealBadabing

2 years ago

Considering how effective Ubi's anti-cheat is for Rainbow Six: Siege I wouldn't have much confidence in the PC version staying secure for any length of time.
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Fallout 4 14.5 inch power armour figurine costs £279

TheRealBadabing

2 years ago

Fallout 3 was a well loved game, not sure 4 has the same status. The model looks great but I'm not sure there will be much of a demand for it.
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Does Diablo 3 patch 2.4 impact console performance?

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2 years ago

@PCMaestro at least console gamers can play the damned thing.

Thanks to the brilliant online-only system I am stuck in a queue to play my single-player game.
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Star Wars Battlefront has a £40 Season Pass

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3 years ago

It worries me when people say that companies like EA want people to keep playing their games long after release, and that is the reason for DLC "roadmaps".

EA want people to keep paying for the game long after release. They would be absolutely delighted if, after they made all that sweet, sweet money through Origin sales and Season Passes, they could switch off 90% of the servers because everyone has stopped playing.

People need to stop thinking that publishers are doing things for the benefit of customers. If they could get away with selling a game that would only work for a week before switching off as soon as a sequel arrived they would do that in a heartbeat.

Speaking of sequels, the "contract" period of this Season Pass is probably going to coincide nicely with a new Star Wars film (Ep 8?) and the inevitable Star Wars Battlefront 2 announcement - *Featuring classic maps with locations and characters from the new film!1!11*
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League of Legends team owner embroiled in drug price hike controversy

TheRealBadabing

3 years ago

@Bedders I suppose I am being just as naive as the next man in hoping people will give politicians the motivation to fix this problem.

For such a basic need as healthcare you would think people would be actively campaigning for change but it seems X-Factor is more worthy of their efforts.
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TheRealBadabing

3 years ago

@ShiftyGeezer you have interacted with members of the human race, right? Because what you suggest would only work in some sort of sci-fi utopia.

The world I live in contains idiots and arseholes so we need laws and punishments to keep the worst of us in check. Leaving loopholes in those laws and hoping "EVERYONE" will just play fair is more than a bit naive.
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TheRealBadabing

3 years ago

The guy is a complete tosser but isn't there a saying "don't hate the player, hate the game"?

It's like corporate tax dodgers; they are scum too but if the rules say you can do something then someone will do it.

Rather than complaining all the time about people playing the system , shouldn't we be more vocal about getting the system changed?
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