glaeken

Three years on, how does Bioshock Infinite hold up?

glaeken

2 years ago

I loved the story and the world building was amazing but it really let itself down by turning into a relentless shooter. It was very jarring to be exploring Columbia and soaking up the world one moment and then a switch was flipped and it seemed all there was from that point on was shooting.

I have to say I still rate it as a good game overall though it just could have been so much more.
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Samsung Galaxy S7 review

glaeken

2 years ago

@TheTrueSpin Microsoft already have a Windows phone that does this. You just plug it into a docking station and it's a full PC replacement.

We had one on trial at work for a couple of months though it spent most of the two months sat in a draw unused due to it being a windows phone and most peoples first reaction to that being it's horrible. In truth it's probably fine but people are so attuned to iphones and Samsungs that something that takes a minute or two to adjust to people balk at trying.
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Fallout 4 patch 1.02: the good, the bad and the ugly

glaeken

2 years ago

@riceNpea I understand they are looking for performance problems and so find them it's just not something I think always needs highlighting if a lot of people would never even notice. Still I am clearly fairly unfussy on this sort of thing so the fix is probably just a matter of me not reading these articles rather than EG not bothering to create them.
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glaeken

2 years ago

@ChockysChild That's quite possible. I often play games people say are very buggy and don't notice. I must be a developers dream gamer.
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glaeken

2 years ago

Funny I have not really noticed the issues highlighted for XB1. I am about 20 hours in and have actually not noticed performance issues. Had one crash so far and that's about it for technical problems. Maybe I have just not visited certain areas that have performance problems.

I do wonder about these articles sometimes. I think they make people look for things they probably would never have noticed if they were not pointed out to them.
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Watch: Five new things you can do in Far Cry Primal

glaeken

2 years ago

initially it struck me as an interesting idea. Then when I thought it about it more I realised its a Far Cry game with a very limited weapon selection. They are really going to have to do something special to make that better. Beast taming is really not doing it for me.
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Tropico 5 PS4 gameplay footage

glaeken

3 years ago

@ulikmegee I liked it on the 360. It's a pretty good game of it's type and really without competition on consoles. I certainly think given the games you listed you would most likely like this.
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UK chart: Shadow of Mordor biggest launch for a game based on Lord of the Rings

glaeken

4 years ago

Kind of surprised Forza Horizon 2 is not top as I could not find anywhere on the weekend that had not sold out of the 360 version. Plenty of of the One version in stock. I guess possibly they just did not anticipate any demand for the 360 version.
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New lighting tech debunks moon landing conspiracy theories

glaeken

4 years ago

People who believe the moon landing conspiracy are just willfully ignorant. There are loads of sources debunking all their silly little bits of evidence but of course all those sources are fake and controlled by the conspiracy.
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Why isn't Dead Island 1 developer Techland making the sequel?

glaeken

4 years ago

I don't think Dead islands success had anything to do with the trailer personally. The mass market took to the game and I am sure most of those folks never saw the trailer. I just think the game struck a chord because it was an open world survival zombie RPG lite game with a fairly serious tone. The market was ready for that game and Dead island was in the right place at the right time.

I actually think it was a very good game. The atmosphere was great and it really had a nice edge of horror about it. It actually had environments I wanted to explore and stories to uncover as well which is a big element to what makes a successful open world game.

Yes it was a little rough around the edges but it did a lot right. I actually think EG got it wrong on their opinion on the game and they are still pushing that opinion even in this write up. It sold well because of word of mouth from people who enjoyed it.
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Russian documentary uses Team Fortress 2 poster in WW1 propaganda report

glaeken

4 years ago

In fairness if you look at a real WW1 propaganda poster some of them were pretty nuts.

http://www.net-recruit.co.uk/blog/wp-content/uploads/2013/08/destroy-this-mad-brute-wwi-propaganda-poster.jpg

It's only really the text of the fake poster that really gives it away and if English is not your first language I can see how you could miss even that.
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PS4 version of Dust: An Elysian Tail announced

glaeken

4 years ago

@Kremlik Such character types don't normal feature in lots of serious dramatic cut scenes. There are loads of these in Dust and they just don't work very well with such silly character design. Within the game itself its irrelevant.
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glaeken

4 years ago

A good fun game. Terrible character design though. Horrible Disney reject mutant rabbits.
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How No Man's Sky stole the show at E3

glaeken

4 years ago

Easily my game of E3. Its the only thing I saw that stuck out as trying something really different.

I just hope they can realise their ambition.
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State of Decay: Lifeline review

glaeken

4 years ago

I wish they would get some technical help to sort out the engine. It really did effect my enjoyment of the original game as driving around should be loads of fun but the engine performance is so poor things like handbrake turns cause it to stutter really badly and pop in was terrible. I actually am fine with the way it looks it just needs a much smoother frame rate.
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Deus Ex: Human Revolution short film looks good enough for Hollywood

glaeken

4 years ago

A story good enough for Hollywood to take an interest sounds awfully like damming it with praise.
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Amazon announces drone delivery service

glaeken

4 years ago

I am sure we will have forgotten about this by 2015 when it does not actually happen. As short term publicity it's job done though.
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Xbox One's Kinect code-scanning is lightning-fast

glaeken

5 years ago

The best use I have seen for Kinect yet was an app that could convert sign language into speech. You can see how that could actually be very useful for deaf people.
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WW1 dogfighting game Red Baron back with MOBA elements

glaeken

5 years ago

Not sure about the mountainous landscapes that seem to feature quite a bit. They seem very like fantasy landscapes. They just don't look like real places.

Also not sure on the colour palette. It's overly cartoon looking. I know you could say that about the original but it only looked like that due to the limitations of graphics at the time. It would be nice to see a more realistic look.
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State of Decay sells one million copies

glaeken

5 years ago

I ended up being kind of disappointed in State of Decay. The game engine really was terrible and I got fed up of the game not letting me just get on and explore with house mate rescue missions constantly popping up.

The premise is top notch though. If only they could license a better game engine and give you a little more breathing room to just do your own thing. This game in something like the Frostbite 3 engine would have been immense.
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Face-Off: Grand Theft Auto 5

glaeken

5 years ago

The noise from the optical drive on the 360 is probably going to be another factor. If you have a noisy 360 I can see that favouring getting the PS3 version. Disk noise on the 360 is odd though as I find it varies a lot between games.
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Whore of the Orient branded a "disgrace to Chinese culture"

glaeken

5 years ago

Above everything it's a fucking terrible name for a game. I can just imagine being asked what game I am playing at the moment and having to say Whore of the orient.
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Beyond live TV - what the Xbox One user interface means for gamers

glaeken

5 years ago

A big flaw for me is I turn my TV off. I don't leave it on standby. So everything my be launcher and ready to go but I won't see it until I turn my TV on.
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Curiosity cut the crap

glaeken

5 years ago

So how much time will the winner have to put into his god role? Being a god sounds quite time consuming. Maybe it's just a one off thing where he picks some rules for the game world and that is the end of their involvement. Would be interesting to know just what time commitment it requires as it occurs to me winning a commitment to giving up your time to some project may not have been something that everyone would have been up for.
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Remember Me review

glaeken

5 years ago

I cannot read the name Edge now without thinking of Tim Langdell. I wonder if the developer was trolling Langdell with that character name choice.
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Avalanche Studios' mysterious steampunk sandbox game has been put on hold

glaeken

5 years ago

Just Cause 3 would make a great launch title for the next gen. I would imagine given what Avalanche managed with Just Cause 2 this gen they could really take advantage of higher specs.

I mean we know Just Cause 3 has to be happening so why so silent on it unless it's tied up with next gen announcements? This is of course wishful thinking on my part.
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How Lost Planet 3 has weathered the storm

glaeken

5 years ago

Is Lost Planet really a well-loved franchise? I thought everyone hated the second game? It seems off to say something is a well-loved franchise when there have only been two games and one of those was poorly received.
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And this is what Activision's Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles game looks like

glaeken

5 years ago

It looks quite good except for the fact you are playing a Turtle.
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Mind-blowing CryEngine 3 tech demo simulates real-life urban development plans

glaeken

5 years ago

I think I have lost the ability to be blown away by graphics demo's.

The last actual time I can remember playing a game and thinking wow the graphics in this are a great leap forward it was Doom. That really blew me away after Wolfenstein 3d. It just seemed to be such a massive leap forward. Everything since really is just progress by increments.
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Maxis looking into fixing SimCity traffic problems as complaints grow about pathfinding

glaeken

5 years ago

I almost think weird rules that you have to understand to get things working is part of Sim city. I still remember trying to figure out how the water system worked in Sim city 2000. I think it actually turned out it just did not work but I certainly remember working at understanding the logic of the thing.

The nature of some of these new bugs sound like they would take some pretty serious work to fix though. They seem to show up that the underlying rules are actually very basic and they would need to add lots of layers of sophistication to the AI routines.
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Microsoft's mission to put Kinect in laptops and tablets

glaeken

5 years ago

Motion control in a device I am holding in my hand? Not sure I see the point of that. It's a bit like Siri on the IPhone. Yes it's cool but the device in my hands and it's easier just to let me use the interface.

Motion control for me is most applicable when you are hands off the hardware. I can see it being of use for conference room type functions. Changing slides on slide shows and that type of thing are a natural fit.
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Fast & Furious star named as new Agent 47 in Hitman film reboot

glaeken

5 years ago

Paul Walker is a charisma black hole so clearly this will be a success.
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Grid 2 fires up for May 31st UK release date

glaeken

5 years ago

Good stuff. I loved the first GRID and the variety of race types on offer so I will definitely be picking this up.
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Gabe Newell lays out Valve's Steam Box plans

glaeken

5 years ago

I have had to use a Windows 8 machine for testing recently and after having some issues initially I must say it's actually fine. Just go to the desktop view and its Windows. All the Windows bits and pieces are still there you just have to figure out where they have been moved to or what they have been renamed as. So it's pretty much like every major Windows release ever.

I think as more people actually play around with Windows 8 it's becoming clear Newell's complaints are more about vested interests than anything.
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Video of Crackdown developer's Streets of Rage re-imagining leaks online

glaeken

5 years ago

I actually thought the Watchmen beatem up was a fairly decent 3D update to the genre and it's the closest game I can think of to a traditional beatem up this gen. I know the game was extremely unpopular for some reason but I actually enjoyed it. This is part 1 anyway. Never tried part 2.

Conan might fit as well as something of this type in this generation. It's actually a great little game.
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Splash Damage's new game Dirty Bomb shows off a war-torn London Bridge

glaeken

5 years ago

You don't see the Gherkin building looking that direction from London bridge. That makes it look like the Gherkin is on the south bank. It'also not that close to London bridge even if they did have it in the right place. So this is telling me actual accuracy to London may not be that close in this one.
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Kinect could police who watches films at home

glaeken

6 years ago

It's actually a reasonably disturbing idea to have a networked device in my home with a camera connected to it that is actually acting in the interests of a corporation.

As Fur_Cough said it's getting a bit too 1984 for my tastes.
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Four years later, the average Viking: Battle for Asgard arrives on PC

glaeken

6 years ago

Average according to Eurogamer. Personally I loved it and rate the Eurogamer review of it as one of the worst reviews Eurogamer have ever done for getting it so wrong.
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XCOM: Enemy Unknown review

glaeken

6 years ago

Well that is my plans for the weekend set then. Mind you even if Eurogamer had hated it I was still getting it.
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The re-making of XCOM

glaeken

6 years ago

This will be the first game I have bought on the day of its release this year. I don't even care about reviews. I have been waiting for this for a long time.

It will be interesting to see how it sells on the consoles given it's up against a pretty heavy weight competitor in Dishonoured. I am keeping my fingers crossed.
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Conspiracist David Icke rants at Sega and Total War

glaeken

6 years ago

I cannot help thinking that filling out Wembley Arena with all the nut jobs and not doing something about it while they are all in one place is a wasted opportunity. Those Lizard overlords must be pretty dumb to let such a chance pass.

Logically if you were the only ones who knew about a global conspiracy would getting everyone together in the same place and publicising this be a good idea?
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State of Decay is one hugely ambitious open-world zombie game

glaeken

6 years ago

So when is it being released? Looks great to me as I have always wanted a zombie game where I get to build my own base.
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Need for Speed: Most Wanted lets you mod your car using Kinect

glaeken

6 years ago

Funny how Binary Domain manages voice commands with just the standard microphone.

Of course it does not work that well but that seems to be on par with all the reports of voice recognition for Kinect as well.
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EA pulls Medal of Honor tomahawk promotion

glaeken

6 years ago

It's pretty funny how this managed to get as far as it did. It's difficult to believe no-one internally at EA thought at some stage that selling weapons to raise money for charity was not a rather bad idea. How did it get through PR sanity filters in the country that bought as Jack Thompson?
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Assassin's Creed 3 naval battles detailed

glaeken

6 years ago

They should have gone with a highway man type look for this period I think. Tricorn hat and a face scarf type think would have worked well.
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Why Firaxis' XCOM remake had to have multiplayer, and why you shouldn't worry

glaeken

6 years ago

I am sure there used to a play by email version of UFO. Maybe I dreamt it though.

Edit: No it was not a dream.


UFO by email
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Assassin's Creed 3 footage boasts new AnvilNext engine

glaeken

6 years ago

It looks lovely. I just hope they can avoid being overlay jingoistic
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Striking WRC 3 footage released

glaeken

6 years ago

So either the brake lights don't work or you don't have to brake in this?
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Just Cause 2 still going strong as dev questions value of "crap" DLC and forced multiplayer

glaeken

6 years ago

Good and all that but just tell us when JC3 is coming out?

I do seem to think from the little they have said that JC3 might just be next generation now. It's certainly a game that could benefit massively from more powerful hardware judging by just how much they have got out of the existing generation they could probably delivery something really amazing. In fact JC3 would probably make a fantastic console launch title to show off a new console generation. I do wonder if that might just be what's happening as if it were the case they would certainly have to be very tight lipped about it.
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Need for Speed: Most Wanted pre-order bonuses detailed

glaeken

6 years ago

I hope they structure this like the last Most wanted and not like Hot pursuit. Hot pursuit was good but I preferred the open world approach of the first Most wanted.

The first most wanted was a great game only slightly let down by a bit of a dodgy frame rate. I am sure Criterion can sort out that later issue.

As for the bonus packs yawn. I never bother with these things.
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