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Binary Domain Review

bionic_v2

6 years ago

Version tested: Xbox 360

it seems to say this all the time.
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GAME cancels The Last Story pre-orders, refunds deposits

bionic_v2

6 years ago

Not to worry. EG awarded it only 7/10
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The Last Story Review

bionic_v2

6 years ago

7/10 is this game people were boohooing about when GAME call off their pre order.
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Sony reveals new Tokyo Jungle screenshots

bionic_v2

6 years ago

Interesting concept. Looks abit PS2 quality.
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In Theory: How iPad 3 Breaks the 1080p Barrier

bionic_v2

6 years ago

I've yet to buy anything by Apple.
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GAME to close 35 stores

bionic_v2

6 years ago

Think i'll pay one finnal visit to GAME over the weeked, as I have some credit left on my GAME card. I'll use whats remaining on it. I think the future of GAME is looking doubtful. If the next gen consoles eliminate second hand sales, I think its safe to say GAME will be finished, maybe Game Station too.
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The Rise and Fall of Sega Enterprises

bionic_v2

6 years ago

I still own a white Jap Saturn. Great console!
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Syndicate Review

bionic_v2

6 years ago

7/10 - its looks good, if thats any help
Xbox version reviewed - Is the Playstation 3 game better, worse, or about the same ?
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GAME scraps The Last Story Special Edition days before launch

bionic_v2

6 years ago

We have GAME, Gamestation, CEX in our high street. This Sunday I popped into all 3, and Game were the most expensive when it came to secondhand games. I'm still thinking about Black Ops as I fancy at bit of FPS, and GAME were 5 more than Gamestation and CEX. I noticed, CEX were offering some games at 10, and the same games in Gamestation required the buyer to buy them as part of a 2 fo 20 deal. I can't stand those deals, as I feel forced to buy a game and want, and search for a 2nd that I hadn't given any thought to. I end up walking out the shop empty handed, and buying online.
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Sony US and UK teams helping out on The Last Guardian

bionic_v2

6 years ago

One thing is for sure, when it arrives, I will be buying it *new*.
I've always felt the need to support those games which have had much love spent on them, no matter what the reviews say. This includes Gran Turismo 5, Heavy Rain, Uncharted 2, Uncharted 3, LittleBigPlanet. All multi platform games, I buy secondhand.
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Can SSD Upgrades Boost PS3 Performance?

bionic_v2

6 years ago

I replaced my PS3 HD when GT5 arrived, for a Hitachi that runs faster than the stock PS3 40GB model. I can only assume load speeds might be better. The games i play run fine :)
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App of the Day: Tongue Tied!

bionic_v2

6 years ago

@MojoBones Thanks for the link.
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bionic_v2

6 years ago

They look at bit Stimpy & Ren
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Fresh Resident Evil 6 details bleed in

bionic_v2

6 years ago

Those screen shots look great.
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Rockstar mulling LA Noire 2 development

bionic_v2

6 years ago

I cant see me ever buying a R* game again. They all seem so alike, dressed in different clothing.

..and no, I did not buy LA Noire for all the above. I did come very close, when Block Buster Video had it up for 10
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Call of Duty: Black Ops has best game ending ever, says Guinness World Records

bionic_v2

6 years ago

The Last Ninga has the best ending.
The Ninja simply colour cycles against a black back ground. Ace stuff!
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Epic's Sweeney on graphics tech: "the limit really is in sight"

bionic_v2

6 years ago

Maybe some humans have different frame rates - who knows ?

I did experience something odd when it came to frame rate. I was a passenger in a car crash, I could see it was about to happen, and my visual frame rate seemed to slow down to what seemed like 10 or 4 frames per second seconds before impact. I can only assume my brain was more focused on telling the rest of my body to get into some sort of crash position, which I did, hands over face, that kind of thing. Maybe my brain moved processing power away from my sight (storing 100 frames per second etc) to focus on other stuff ?
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bionic_v2

6 years ago

'computational'
Thats a new word to me. I just learnt something new.
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Sony: The Last Guardian is making "slow progress"

bionic_v2

6 years ago

This is what I love about Playstation. The games that take forever because the people making them have so much love for what they do. Gran Turismo 5 was worth the wait, I bet The Last Guardian will be worth the wait also.
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Who Killed Rare?

bionic_v2

6 years ago

Does anyone know what Rare is working on at the moment ?
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bionic_v2

6 years ago

After a long drive to Twycross back when Rare was Ultimate I attended a job interview. The village seemed to be in the middle of knowhere. I couldn't imagine for minute living there. So that was the end of that. They were so secretive they didn't even show me around the place. The large main room was huge, and like something out of the Munsters. I do recall there being a pinball machine covered over with a sheet. About a year later they became Rare.
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Samsung Galaxy Note Review

bionic_v2

6 years ago

Despite continuing rumours of a new iPhone with a four-inch screen, Apple has always insisted that 3.5 inches is the optimum size for a mobile display.

6 inches would be better.
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Retrospective: Grim Fandango

bionic_v2

6 years ago

I got quite into this. Then I upgraded my PC only to find it wouldn't work anymore :(
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Why Do Developers Give Away Their Games For Free?

bionic_v2

6 years ago

It's often said that gaming is an expensive hobby. Major new releases retail for as much as 50, and with dozens of supposedly 'must-play' titles launching every year, the pennies can be quick to add up.

That's why I buy 1 maybe 2 *new* games per year. The rest have to be second-hand. At the moment I have no idea what if any I will buy in 2012
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Retrospective: Okami

bionic_v2

6 years ago

I own this game on PS2 and never played it.
It was an impulse buy in GAME. I spotted it in the secondhand section at a give away price. Its in mint condition too.
Must check it out some time.
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Capcom announces Resident Evil 6

bionic_v2

6 years ago

It sounds good.

I'm not sure.

Will wait for reviews.

I've yet to play Resident Evil 5, I got put off of that by various comments here there and everywhere. It looked good.
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Sega launches official Sonic store

Remedy "proud" of Rockstar's "brilliant" Max Payne 3

bionic_v2

6 years ago

I find the whole R* game machanic predictable. I put down Red Dead Redemption after about 2 hours play. I simply could not stomach it. It felt like GTA, The Warriors etc. The graphics are always good without being brilliant. With the arrival of companies like Naughty Dog, I sense R* being left behind.

GTA IVis the only R* game I've picked up from new. I got as far as 60% before giving up due to boredom.
Manhunt was ok, for about 5 hours. I didn't last long playing The Warriors, and even less playing Red Dead Revolver. I picked all these up secondhand. I never bothered with Bully or La Noire.
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Inside Naughty Dog: The Last of Us EGTV Special

bionic_v2

6 years ago

I can't wait to play this game
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Doom retrospective

bionic_v2

6 years ago

I only ever played this on the Snes. They put so much effort graphically into Level 1 (if that's what it was called?) only for it to turn to sh-t on the 2nd level *blocky world*. I gave up playing it at that point.
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Laid-off programmer details "unlawful" last days at Bodycount studio

bionic_v2

6 years ago

Here's an idea. Could he have worked out what he was owned in over time and of set that against the overpayment ?
that way one or the other would have presumably own a small amount of money.
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bionic_v2

6 years ago

The reality is, if games were made by those simply working 9 to 5 and no extra hours, they would never make a profit. Even more devs would be going tits up.
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Michael Jackson: The Experience Review

bionic_v2

6 years ago

Librarian Girl - great track that.
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Capcom has "big plans" for Street Fighter's 25th birthday

bionic_v2

6 years ago

Street Fighter II Turbo for the Snes was always the hi-lite for me.
I've yet to buy a 3D SF game. Maybe if they release something fancy I could be converted.
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The best selling UK video games of 2011

bionic_v2

6 years ago

sales charts - Y A W N !
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Gaikai predicts Sony or Microsoft to bow out of next gen

bionic_v2

6 years ago

So if Sony don't show Playstation 4 at E3 it means they've decided to exit next gen.

I'm not expecting to hear anything about Playstation 4. I am happy with Playstation 3. I am in no rush for another new console. To be fair, few have managed to get to grips with PS3 and X360. There's little hope for next gen anyway.
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New Gran Turismo 5 DLC announced

bionic_v2

6 years ago

no Ferrari F50 ? :(
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Eurogamer Readers' Top 50 Games of 2011

bionic_v2

6 years ago

@Syrette I do own a PS3 and got neg'ed 68 times - Lol!
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bionic_v2

6 years ago

@Dangerous_Dan - Fixed ;P
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bionic_v2

6 years ago

My Top 50 looked something like:

1. Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception (PS3) - completed it! 10/10
2. Batman: Arkham City (PS3) - still playing
3. Yakuza 4 (PS3) - still playing (playing Batman more)

Those were the only three 2011 releases I picked up
+ the downloadable content for Gran Turismo 5 (PS3)


By the looks of things, there are only about two games during 2012 I will pick up:

The Last of Us (PS3)
The Last Guadian (PS3)

On the secondhand front, I just might pick up:
La Noire (PS3) - I'm not sure about
Black Ops (PS3)
Modern Warfare 3 (PS3)
Street Fighter (PS3) - I'm in 2 minds about this

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Then there's the Silent Hill (PS3) Hi-Def re-release. Still thinking about that.

Where are all the groovy Jap style Shoot'em Ups ?
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Eurogamer's Game of the Year 2011

bionic_v2

6 years ago

I don't own Portal 2. So I cannot comment.
It does not look like my type of game.

/returns to Batman Arkham City
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Games of 2011: Portal 2

bionic_v2

6 years ago

Might give this a go, once I'm done with Batman - Arkham City
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Merry Christmas Everyone!

bionic_v2

6 years ago

Merry Xmas!

the weathers sh-t outside - May aswll Batman Arkam City it!
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EGTV: Naughty Dog on The Last Of Us

bionic_v2

6 years ago

Now I am waiting for 2 games to arrvie. This and the Last Guardian.
Meanwhile, I'll stick with Arkham City and Gran Turismo 5 (which is on-going).

If I realy want to, I can return to Yakuza 4, Dead Rising 2 and Kane & Lynch: Dead Men (which doesn't seem as good as Dog Days).
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Naughty Dog: move to next-gen is "terrifying"

bionic_v2

6 years ago

'A tenner says Uncharted 4 for PlayStation 4.'

They can't give up on the Playstation 3 so soon. I'd be happy with PS3 for another ten years. Its ideas the devs need, not more power.

What ever the next gen offers, I doubt higher resolution is an option. People are happy with the current standard of Hi-Def television. Blu-Ray looks great. I doubt thats a route worth taking. Audio has reached its max. More objects on screen is about the only way forward. It takes long enough, and costs millions just to support current gen. Who will create Playstation 4 games ???
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Retrospective: S.T.A.L.K.E.R

bionic_v2

6 years ago

I don't normally do PC games, other than Half Life 2. About a year after STALKER was released, I bothered to buy it along with a new graphics card + proceeded to download an huge patch to get the thing running - such is the joy (not) of PC gaming.

I loved the atmosphere. It really felt like being somewhere real (a bit like Half Life 2). I loved the graphics. I loved the sense of wandering around in the open, every now and then locating a new camp, a new bunch of people. This was all back when I had lots of time to play video games.

At the time I was waiting for a parcel to arrive from Amazon. I received an email from UPS. Stupidly I opened the email only for my PC to be attacked by a full on virus. I'd never seen anything it before or since. The screen turned black, there was green text all over the screen, everything locked up, my hardrive was doing stuff, so I pulled the power cable. Re booted and NOTHING!. I re installed Windows, and sold the graphics card. No way could I bring myself to start all over again with STALKER, as I had put too many hours in. The retarded geeks out there who have nothing better to do than create viruses, need locking up!
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Saturday Soapbox: Bring On The Next Generation

bionic_v2

6 years ago

I'm happy with Playstation 3 for the time being.
Besides, few devs have managed to deliver on current dev.
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Ex-Last Guardian producer wants to create Facebook's first masterpiece

bionic_v2

6 years ago

Last Guardian - I can't wait to play it!
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bionic_v2

6 years ago

Good luck to him. It shouldn't prove too difficult given the amount of cr4p out there. I'm not into Facebook games, although I have to admit, over the past week I have been checking out Castle Ville. I'm not sure I'd go as far as to call it a game. Its something you can do half asleep while eating breakfast. The aim appears to simply involve clicking on various areas of the screen to achive tasks. The player nevers dies, but simply reaches a point of zero energy. From there on in you can either A. Part with Credit Card details or B. Return to the "game" another time, at which point energy will have replenished. As for excitement, well there isn't any. It plays like a game desinged for people who can't play proper games. Maybe that's their target audience.
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Eurogamer Readers' Top 50 Games of 2011 Voting

bionic_v2

6 years ago

Batman: Arkham City gets the most mentions. My guess is, thats the winner.

Might pick up Batman: Arkham City after all. Might come in handy over Xmas. As for Dead Rising 2, I don't see what all the fuss is about. I can't can't get into it one bit. It don't look all that great either. Sure there's a lot of characters on screen, so I guess thats the reason behind the PS2 quality graphics.
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