faselei

Can you discover games for yourself in the algorithmic age?

faselei

5 days ago

@Optimaximal yep, cover disks were great. Also 'big box' PC games were always pretty cheap not long after release, big crates of them in independent games shops and chains alike for a few quid each. You could afford a few duffers.
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Sega is making a Mega Drive Mini

faselei

1 week ago

@CalamityJames hmm. Sort of says a lot about Nintendo. Sega have been flogging their old kit for years but give it to atgames whose tacky implementation illicits nothing in the way of a nostalgic or noticeable response. Nintendo do the same thing with better quality plastic and create a storm, apparently by accident.
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Kirby Star Allies review - a delightfully detailed throwback

faselei

1 month ago

@skunkfish Great! If a 3yr old can play then this is another factor in my growing business case in buying a switch to the missus... its for the boy not me (honest).
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Jelly Deals: 10% off a 40 or more spend today through Argos

faselei

3 months ago

Ughhh ebay :(
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Tech Evolution: 25 years of Super Mario Kart

faselei

8 months ago

@FASELI hmm close.
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faselei

8 months ago

Oh the nights upon nights upon nights of split screen SNES Mario kart on a CRT tele. 6 or more of us crammed onto beds or on sofas.
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Why the Switch is Nintendo's truest Family Computer

faselei

8 months ago

Yes, and i want one to share with my 4yr old boy.

But not at that price!
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Windjammers review

faselei

8 months ago

@Mar27w same. It was almost a rumour, something your mates older brother's mate had...

Got hooked on the stand up cabinet version of this at a french campsite for two weeks. We took it in turns day after day (we'd jerried the coin bit).
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Puzzle Bobble Journey just hit mobile devices and tablets

faselei

8 months ago

@jayolad reviews on play store seem to suggest online only :(

Nuts. Exactly the sort of game I'd want to play on the train or a plane.
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Cities: Skylines announces eco-friendly Green Cities expansion

faselei

8 months ago

@escalinci

Well at least you CAN do it even if it is a faff. Which is light years ahead of anything that has gone before

But this one does seem a bit shallow. Especially for a tenner.
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The Sims 4: Toddler Stuff coming soon

faselei

8 months ago

@VotesForCows yep. I got two of my own. The thought of spending free time managing virtual ones makes me shudder.
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Nine Inch Nails' new music video features Polybius

faselei

10 months ago

@nullcorp Agree. Massive in the 90/00s. But I have to admit the last few albums have started to blur into each other....
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Blizzard's big plan for Overwatch esports allows teams to buy cities

faselei

10 months ago

Maybe I'm old or just out of touch, but is there really this much money to be made out of this? 20m buy-in.

I suppose having rights to Manchester or London might be value in years to come.
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4K gaming: what can PC learn from PlayStation Pro?

faselei

11 months ago

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We've got 10 copies of Endless Space 2 to give away

faselei

11 months ago

The twitter plug wants to be able to tweet for me...

WOT!?
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Don't expect other non-Blizzard games on its platform

faselei

11 months ago

I don't have space in my life for more than one platform. Hence I haven't bought a ubisoft or EA PC title for years.
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10 games that defined the ZX Spectrum

faselei

1 year ago

This was my first system, well my dads. Some of my earliest memories are of *that* keyboard. It sat in a maroon briefcase specially DIY'ed with elastic straps holding the computer, tape player, power Block etc all in place neatly.

Those bright primary colours!
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Leeds Orchestra to perform music from Everybody's Gone To The Rapture, The Elder Scrolls, Fallout and more

faselei

1 year ago

@markrobins oh wow. Will listen out for that.
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faselei

1 year ago

Missing Journey!

Classic FM has whole slots devoted to movie tunes. I've yet to hear gaming music but suspect it's a matter of time...
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Inside the cruellest RollerCoaster Tycoon park ever created

faselei

1 year ago

Oh the hours I wasted doing things like this in RCT...
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In praise of the Wii U, my son's first console

faselei

1 year ago

I am tempted to pick one up in any clearance I happen upon for my 4 year old.

When I was 5 I had to make do with a speccy!
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Cities: Skylines next expansion to add ferries, blimps and cable cars

faselei

1 year ago

Oh my. Finally cable cars in a game!

Love CS!
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1-2 Switch is Nintendo's attempt to recapture Wii's golden era

faselei

1 year ago

@Darren yes this. Wiis success was down to one word; price. Worth a punt even it did only hold attention over Christmas.
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Recommended strategy game Kingdom coming soon to iOS/Android

faselei

1 year ago

Its tactical dammit. Tactical and strategic are different!

:p
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How Amstrad Action changed my life

faselei

1 year ago

@geox30 6128 was where it was at... but we only had the green screen.
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No Man's Sky changed the video game hype train forever

faselei

1 year ago

@DoctorFouad agreed. Molyneux been at this a long time. Kim's YouTube video on the rise and fall of PM is a MUST watch for anyone interested in hype and game history in general.
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Atari releases RollerCoaster Tycoon Classic on mobiles and tablets

faselei

1 year ago

@FearlessMilo What happened to chris sawyer? One of the last bedroom programmers, three smash his, and now what?

Come on EG find out!
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Civilization 6 gets premium Poland DLC

faselei

1 year ago

@bigmalky Celts will be another 4 quid please!
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Why I think big console game sales are down

faselei

1 year ago

@VRjunkie oh it's worse if you buy on steam. 10's of games un played because the kids. Won't. Fucking. Sleep.
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No Man's Sky files suggest land vehicles are on the way

faselei

1 year ago

This is a good thing it not? Perhaps this is the plan. Maintain radio silence whilst steadily adding features to satisfy critics.

So you'll finally get value for money in about 2019.
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Civ 6 versus Civ 5: what a difference 200 turns make

faselei

2 years ago

Hmm. Since 1994 my PC upgrade cycle has been linked to civ releases.

So each version kind of costs 400 quid :/

Oh well here we go again.
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Game Genie declassified: That summer I played 230 Game Boy games

faselei

2 years ago

Brilliant article. Love it!

Kind of miss the 90s...
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Five years on, Nintendo 3DS passes 60m sales milestone

faselei

2 years ago

I've only had one for 2 weeks.

I'm betting it's the last great standalone mobile gaming console. Lovely bit of kit.
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Cities Skylines: After Dark review

faselei

3 years ago

Yes well fair review. It boils down to, do you like city builders and have cities skylines? Yes? Ok essential.

Do you like strategy games? Yes? Recommended.

Are you a gamer that likes a broad range of genre's? Yeah its OK.

Which is fair enough.

I'm on the first category.
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Cities: Skylines reveals After Dark DLC

faselei

3 years ago

Oh yes.. 'that' review.
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N++ due this month on PS4

faselei

3 years ago

Even the music sounds great.

Hmm I'd definitely play a mobile version.
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22 years on, Doom retains the ability to shock

faselei

3 years ago

Used to play this with Nirvana on loop. Date me mutch?

Idspispopd.
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Steam Summer Sale is a go

faselei

3 years ago

@mannyYearsAgo I agree entirely. I'm not paying 38 quid for any game. Even if I have to wait. And that's OK.
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The first Video Game Hall of Fame selects its inaugural class

faselei

3 years ago

@mannyYearsAgo Yeah but conversely a good foundation of 'consensus' from which to build on. I wouldn't change any of them but might add Civ or Sim City as there's a strategy shaped hols in there.
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Cities: Skylines patch adds tunnels

faselei

3 years ago

Sounds good! Only last night I was thinking how bored I was of recreating anytown odahio. Euro buildings might change quite a bit if the density and traffic are balanced with it.
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Cities: Skylines soars past 1m sales mark

faselei

3 years ago

How do these figures compare to SimCities?
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Cara Ellison on: #Fortune

faselei

3 years ago

@PlebGate well I see your point. But I didn't realise it had been written by a woman until I read your comment. It could have been written by a man.

I'd just rather we didn't resort to stereotypes that detracts from the discussion point that we agree with, the fact that this is a terrible article consisting of self indulgent drivell about the authors 'amazing' life wrapped up in a 'woe is me' story.
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faselei

3 years ago

@PlebGate I thought it was a guy who wrote it. I don't think gender is relevent. But wouldn't disagree with the rest of your critique.
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faselei

3 years ago

Well that's all very good for you, travelling about, DJ'ing, but it would be irrelevant to me who goes form his house in a satalite town, to the childminders, drops off his kid, goes to work for a numbe of hours and does the reverse in the evening.

And you definitely proved your point that humans are obsessed with themselves, or at least that you are.
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Google Nexus 6 review

faselei

3 years ago

@jimlufc ditto.

And the price is silly too. Which is an even bigger deal.
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Cities: Skylines review

faselei

3 years ago

@Unrein as a real life transport planner I was shocked at the realism. Its similar to rw traffic models in predicting where junctions etc will get clogged. Its way finding is poor, because people aren't stupid and change their route bases in experience. Or if you vuld a bypass, because they know its more convenient. But that's 30 as opposed to 300,000 so....
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EA shuts down Spore and SimCity developer Maxis

faselei

3 years ago

Hmm if they sold 2m at 30 each that's a lot of dough. How much was development?

Maybe they got hold of a copy of Cities Skylines and realised the game was up... Let's hope it's thats good!

But wow. SC2k, SC4, SimTower and SimEarth... So many good times.

What did they do to Westwood?
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GDC preview: Windows 10 vs SteamOS

faselei

3 years ago

I've flip flopped between Windows and Linux since 98. Each time up until the last time games drove me back to WinOS. Mint is an almost perfect OS for the PC desktop. However Linux still does not support many features such as GPU switching... In the end I gave up and went back to Win7.

SteamOS felt dumbed down and reminded me very much of a console front end. The advantage of PC gaming is that you can do the 'boring' stuff, the 'needed' stuff and the fun stuff on the same machine. SteamOS doesn't help in this regard.

Steam needs to gets with a major distro like Mint and get in with hardware manufacturers such as MSI to really push the platform, otherwise it just remains niche.

In reality Windows is good value, 100 for 3-4 years of updated, supported, 'open' ish computing is ok.

I'd rather have a Linux distro supported by Steam which 'works' though.
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Windows 10 leak reveals new Xbox app for PC

faselei

3 years ago

@treaclewench yup. Me too. Driver issues are still a pain. But openGL seems to be becoming more common.
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The serene, interconnected world of the brilliant The Settlers 2

faselei

3 years ago

2 was the definitive version. Like Civ3, SimCity 2000, Doom2, Red Alert and Tropico 2... Well IMHO of course!
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