aeschylus

Micro Machines World Series review

aeschylus

10 months ago

Ha, Ha, exactly what happened to me at a Radiohead concert at the 02, the couple next to me bitched and moaned for an hour that they were only playing new stuff, another 30 mins of not knowing any of the songs, the stormed off in protest. When I explained to them I have not known then to play Creep et al live for many many years....they were not happy at all
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Payday 2 review

aeschylus

5 years ago

The game is live on Steam :)

Stupid kids holidays, can not play it until later, this game is not for tender eyes!
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aeschylus

5 years ago

I think sometime reviewers need to understand where the game has come from...

Overkill are an Indie developer of between 30-50 people, yep thats right 30-50, and here we are reading the the reviewer would like to see the game with the frostbite engine which comes from a studio with 100 if not thousands of employees!!!

oh and the game can be had 20...

enough said
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After EA: How Sang-Froid's team left to head for the woods

aeschylus

5 years ago

good old EA, it is companies like that that essentially stop progress, as their interest is one thing and one thing only... Money...

But often, and throughout history we can see that the greatest success often comes after a string of failures....

all these companies moan the the gaming industry is dying, yet it is them who are doing it, as they dont realise you cant just release the same re-hashed product year after year and expect gamers to keep flocking to the market
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Spelunky gets Steam, GOG release date

aeschylus

5 years ago

@the_dudefather

Not sure if you are messing about, but that is it's release date
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Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 - Vengeance review

aeschylus

5 years ago

@bobdebob

The problem I have is you can not seem to play this game casually, I popped my head in the other day, and the only people left seem to be the hardcore players, who far outweigh you in map knowledge and skill

it was quite a disspointing experience
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So long, Don Mattrick

aeschylus

5 years ago

he is obviously a buisness man at heart, and finds all this side show an annoyance, he is a share holders dream, that is who he cares about, gamers were merely the veichle at this time.....
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TrackMania 2: Valley rallying for 4th July release

aeschylus

5 years ago

umm, not sure I bought stadium and it is good, but not sure I want more
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Company of Heroes 2 review

aeschylus

5 years ago

@ghostgate2001

all that DLC is mostly skins, the commanders you also got for free if you pre-ordered, or if you buy the CE you get the wholt lot of DLC included...

also 40 is steams price, I got mone for 20 from a trusted seller on steamtrades, let me know if you are interested and I will give you his name
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aeschylus

5 years ago

I have it and really enjoying it, especially 4vs4 online... just a warning, there semms to be a fairly nasty community building up, a whole load of negative posts on the steam forum, and occasionally online you get idiots...

also it is terribly optomized for Nvidia cards....
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In Theory: Can next-gen fulfill the 1080p60 dream?

aeschylus

5 years ago

I dont really get it, perhaps I am being thick, but I thought that the basic Idea is to provide a PC graphical and gameplay enviroment, but in a console...

are we now reading that basically PC's are allready more powerful than the next gen consoles, and so what you see at E3 is PC gaming, not next gen gaming?


you can buy a 770 GTX maching for 900, and that allready kicks PS4 and Xbones ass?

yes you think 900 but think about, that is all, then you get cheap games (not 54.99) no subscription, steam sales where games are stupid cheap...

and lest say a PS4 is 350 + games say you buy 2 at launch so that is 460. then your PS sub 60 per annum so 520

and that is just to start 520, a lot of people will pay more than that to get extra controllers mnore games etc etc
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Oculus co-founder killed as innocent bystander during police car chase

aeschylus

5 years ago

bloody hell, hope the idiots behind the wheel get life, as that to me is murder...drives me mad in this country when idiots who speed or talk on their phone kill people and get away with a ban and large fine...

Cars can be weapons and should be treated as such when people kill or injure people due to irrespnsible driving...
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After some pay up to 130 for the privilege, "serious issues" delay free-to-play Marvel Heroes early access launch

aeschylus

5 years ago

@DreadedWalrus meant to add, I just read the preview, and the game is still exactly the same, infact when I played it I kept think how it played like streets of rage!! all those years ago, just midless enemies with fogged out areas you have to explore, no definition at all
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aeschylus

5 years ago

@DreadedWalrus

it is free to play mate
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aeschylus

5 years ago

My 5 year old enjoys this, what does that tell you!!!

Wont they dont tell you is the 13 pack starter set which was not to unreasonable use to feature all the Heroes, they quickly cottoned onto the fact this was an error and moved the Heroes most people would want to play to 39, a very underhanded move...

Look it is a mindless MMO, good for your kids or yourself to pick up and have a blast for a hour or two a week....

Anyone paying for this top range pack has effectively made playing the game pointless!!

Go figure
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Wii U Wii U Wii U: Is it time to call an ambulance for Nintendo's console?

aeschylus

5 years ago

@Alcifer

What a brilliant idea... you need to kickstater that or get your ass on dragons den....

Would be excellent to play 3DS games on the gamepad
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aeschylus

5 years ago

Also dont forget the price, the Wii U will be much cheaper than the 2 new consoles, and parents are not stupid.....

Parents will see the same games on the 360, ps3 as on the new consoles (albeit with better graphics)

That is a bloody hard sell to parents, and not one I suspect will be very sucessful.
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aeschylus

5 years ago

A bit sad the Eurogamer does this article just after the huge spike in sales, it is a little bit sad and looking for a cheap headline....

is the Xbox One doomed would of actually been a more interesting topic, as we have been here and done it to death...

Most agree you buy a Wii U to play Nintendo games, and 3rd party games like the Wonderful 101/Sonic etc which will never come to the other consoles..

Seems bloody obvious to me...

The only good point of this article was the title, a good play on words indeed....
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UK chart: Metro: Last Light turns up top

aeschylus

5 years ago

@abigsmurf

If I recall was that not posted by an EA Engineer, after EA took crap for dropping the WII U after EA threw their toys out the pram because Wii U owners wont buy their half assed attempts at a port...

completly unconfirmed
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Defiance second series confirmed, and telly tie-in game patch goes live

aeschylus

5 years ago

I will never forgive SyFy for cancelling Stargate Universe et al, they are a crummy channel who cancel shows in favour for wrestling at a whim...

you have been warned
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Half-Life 2 gets official Oculus Rift support

aeschylus

5 years ago

@jimnastics

I think patience is key, by then all the format will be matured, and the oculus guys have said the retail unit will have a much better screen
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Danny Bilson: inside the rise and fall of THQ

aeschylus

5 years ago

Am I the only one who thinks he is wearing a toupee?
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Capcom expects Lost Planet 3 and Resi Revelations to sell 1.2 million

aeschylus

5 years ago

Is Deep DOwn a PS4 exclusive?

as that looks like a system seller to me
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Game Dev Tycoon forces those who pirate the game to unwittingly fail from piracy

aeschylus

5 years ago

3104 of the 3318 copies being played were pirated.
ouch, that take me back to the dark days of PC gaming, pre-steam where 90% of most games were pirated...

what is even worst is companies like EA et al will look at this and feel full justification for their piracy measures...
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Nintendo launches web-based Miiverse for PC and smartphones

aeschylus

5 years ago

@Raiko101

good point, as my initial thoughts were, "here we go with all the haters flooding miiverse" good to see Nintendo making sure we dont get the idiots, as miiverse is the least polluted forum I have ever seen
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ArmA Tactics in action on Nvidia's handheld Project Shield thingamajig

aeschylus

5 years ago

you can see when he was showing off the trigger buttons it was super uncomfortable to hit them, never a good sign when you have to make your hand sit in un natural positions
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This week on Outside Xbox

aeschylus

5 years ago

Bloody hell, beautiful and intelligent, Jane you need to go into teaching.
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After children rack up huge bills, UK government announces investigation into "aggressive" in-app purchases

aeschylus

5 years ago

I just turn IAP off in the main settings... simple....

however for those that dont want to each game should start with a warning, along the lines of

"Attention- this game has In App Purchases- if anyone who is not a responsible adult is likely to play this game hit Turn Off to disable In App Purchases"

problem solved, then if the parents still get caught out then they are truly to blame

and no I wont accept our 5 year old worked out our password
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Disney Infinity trailer shows off Toy Box mode

aeschylus

5 years ago

We worked out the other day we had spent in excess of 300 on Skylanders/Giants...

Welcome to the world of having young children :(
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Saturday Soapbox: The high cost of high standards

aeschylus

5 years ago

I have said it before, and I will say it again, of course I am no expert but I do feel gaming has changed...

When I was young...er I used to have 12 (hell even longer) gaming sessions.... I just think there are so many "distractions" now I just can not see the PS4 et al doing that well....

How the hell do you justify a new purchase when you have a perfectly good console/s right in front of you with a backlog of a million cheap games...

Remember it is no the hardcore Sony. Microsoft are after, they will always come, it is the other people...

Everybody mocks the Wii U saying "oh was not advertised right, was not powerful enough, nobody wanted it"

The Vita "why do we need a handheld"

What will be the excuses when the new consoles also perform slowly?

The market has changed and developers need to get that, so they should make their games on the premise that 3.4 million is amazing, not dissapointing
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Nintendo apologises about lack of Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate stock

aeschylus

5 years ago

I made a thread about this in the Wii U forum section, at least a week ago...

I knew there was something up when I walk into Game and get told that they had none on release day, and were sent 2, yes 2 speare copies which sold out in 1 min of opening..

This is a large town.....
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HMV could be rescued this morning in 50 million Hilco buyout

aeschylus

5 years ago

@Optimaximal

Amazon.com are now doing "buy the physical album, get the digital free"

on Sky news they predicted it will come to Amazon uk soon and kill off and music stores as that is a cracking deal
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aeschylus

5 years ago

so lets look at this

Currys 8% profit, and do you know what that profit was?

Yep you guessed it Tablets...

What does this company do

Yep you guessed it, take away the part of the buisness that would perform the best..

They dont think ummm Currys 8%, Game now announced they will be selling this cash cow...

Stupid decision
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Wii U Aliens: Colonial Marines misses launch window, is it still alive?

aeschylus

5 years ago

@Rogueywon

Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate? are you serious
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UK chart: Xbox 360-exclusive Gears of War: Judgment storms top

aeschylus

5 years ago

@Sid-Nice

I reckon would of been higher as well if avaliability had been better
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264 Blockbuster stores and 2000 jobs saved as buyer is found

aeschylus

5 years ago

Honestly, how bloody stupid is that to hire the guy who also bought down HMV, do these companies ever learn?

you need a forward thinking MD, who will take the daring difficult decisions, the status quo simply wont do
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This is what top-level COD competition ****ing looks like

aeschylus

5 years ago

Well if the Government get hold of this, you can just imagine!
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Deus Ex: Human Revolution Director's Cut for Wii U confirmed, and yes, they've fixed the boss battles

aeschylus

5 years ago

Interesting isn't it!!

So far we have 3 confirmed ports who has openly now said the WII U version is going to be the best!! (Wii haters wont be impressed)

This
Resident Evil Revelations
Need for Speed Most Wanted

so there are 2 schools of thoughts here.. either the Wii U getting ports later that allows the devs to undo the wrongs of the main systems and add more functionality..

or

simply dont buy the game on the main systems and wait for the "improved" version on the Wii U.

I personally think it is a bit of a insult to previous buyers if they want to play the "best" version they have to buy a Wii U, they should patch the mistales out as well on the other systems.

Just my 2 cents
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Team Fortress 2 to get experimental virtual reality mode for Oculus Rift this week

aeschylus

5 years ago

I think the Oculus Rift is the future, but with Team Fortress 2? the game is very fast action, I wonder if you wont get "sea sick" very quickly
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Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate review

aeschylus

5 years ago

All I can say is guys watch the live stram on here, and look at the guys face when he kills a boss...

As a newbie like me this was enough to say to me "this is great" it has that "dark souls" boss takedown feel to it... one of pure proudness :)
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Dead Island: Riptide not on Wii U as dev didn't want to rework engine

aeschylus

5 years ago

Well at least I thank him for his honesty, rather than the usual rubbish developers come out with about why no port

And I honestly think the WII U does not need ports, unless the devs like Critreon out the work in, The PS3 has had 6 years of lazy ports from the 360, the Wii U does not need that...
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Watch us play Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate from 5pm GMT

aeschylus

5 years ago

you can tell this will review favourably as there is no review Embargo, always a sign, game is not out until 22nd and review is on 18th
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Valve-backed Xi3 Piston console starts at $1000

aeschylus

5 years ago

I thought I would see how much they charge for shipping, they dont list options for UK, or anything outside of USA
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Team Meat on cats, consoles, and its wish for Super Meat Boy

aeschylus

5 years ago

jesus, the first half of that interview I was thinking WTF am I reading...

it is funny though as I posted something similar on hotukdeals yesterday in that the demograph has changed and if Sony think they will ship 16 million units they are being deluded...

My other half is a teacher and she told me once all they talk about is the latest IOS/Android game.... not Xbox/Sony etc etc...
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Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate region locking to be lifted in April patch

aeschylus

5 years ago

Eurogamer!!! Steady on son, you have written an article where you are not bashing the Wii U or predicting it's demise

you better go and lay down
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Parents refused refund by Apple after son spends 1700 on free iPad game

aeschylus

5 years ago

2 things happen in our house, the boy 5 years old, is not allowed on the Ipad without one of us being in the room...

In App purchases are disabled, and he is never allowed to see what we type when it asks for a password...

Simple measures
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Japanese weekly Wii U sales fall below Vita's for the first time

aeschylus

5 years ago

I simply dont know what Nintendo were thinking not having any software from Launch to March FFS, I own one and it is great, but Lego City and Monster Hunter can not come soon enough, expect the Wii U sales to rocket then esp in Japan
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Wii U's Most Wanted: Criterion returns to Nintendo hardware with enhanced Need for Speed

aeschylus

5 years ago

What a brilliant Idea, when I play with my 5 year old, he does not care if we win or lose, he wants to have fun, Him having control over all thse ideas as we go along is excellent
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Black Ops 2's Revolution DLC dated for PS3 and PC this month

aeschylus

5 years ago

Christ I did not realise these were not out on the other systems yet...

Ok, this will help, having had these maps seince they launched, if you are a run and gunner you will love them.... them are more open and fast. I personally hate them.... as I like more strategy maps...

However they killed snipers dead, hardly see any on these maps as they are so fast with so many corners...
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Wreck-It Ralph movie review

aeschylus

5 years ago

My 5 year old loves it, and that is all whats important, Kids will love it.... he ask to watch it every day after dinner
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