happyhammer81

Watch: Ian plays Infinite Warfare and MW Remastered for pretty much the whole day

happyhammer81

2 years ago

Always interested in seeing COD but it's been a good while since it being a day one purchase for me. And between Titanfall 2 and Battlefield 1 I've got my shooter fix sorted for the foreseeable future.

Will be very interested to hear how well this sells and how it's received critically as I feel like it's the least interesting shooter option of the year.
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Performance Analysis: Mafia 3

happyhammer81

2 years ago

@Euphiletos Can't personally vouch for 1440p as my PC is in the front room to a 1080p TV - can't imagine throwing more work at this game is going to do it any favours though, this game is making the fans in my rig go into overdrive for some reason!
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happyhammer81

2 years ago

I'm finding this to be a frustrating experience on PC with a 980ti and an i7 - it's mostly fine, most of the time and I don't really get drops in frame-rate. But what I do get is the game hitching for half a second or so pretty regularly which ends up being quite distracting, or quite harmful to the gameplay experience when trying to be precise in a firefight. It also happens in cut scenes.

Hoping that further patching will remove this, as I can't see anyone mentioning hitching anywhere :(
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Mafia 3 is locked at 30fps on PC, much to Steam users' chagrin

happyhammer81

2 years ago

As a relatively recent convert to PC gaming in the front room (3-4 years or so), previously I didn't realise what 60fps could do to a game but I'm a complete convert. It's definitely a big deal to have that option, the price of entry for a mid-to-top-end rig brings with it an expectation of the best you can get from a multi-platform game.

Forza Horizon 3 runs 99% of the time locked at 60fps for me, with the odd dip when things get busy. But that's still better for me personally than 30fps; I tried it locked at 30fps and couldn't play it.

It's a shame that Mafia 3 is locked at 30fps at launch but I'm still interested in the game and will hold fire until they get this patch launched over the weekend and see how that shakes out.
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Forza Horizon 2 review

happyhammer81

4 years ago

Gutted this isn't going to (probably) make it to PC. The original game was one of my very favourites on 360.
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How the Xbox One GPU Kinect reserve unlock works

happyhammer81

4 years ago

I don't yet own an Xbox One but from what I've read, it's an arse to navigate around the UI without Kinect - so are they going to improve that experience for controller-only players?
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Forza Horizon 2 announced for 360 and Xbox One

happyhammer81

4 years ago

Bugger. Currently happy with just my PC but the original on the 360 was one of my favourite racing games.Best get saving for an Xbox One then!
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Hotline Miami 2 trailer is gory-ous

happyhammer81

4 years ago

WANT.

For all the money I spent on a high-spec rig, I've enjoyed Gunpoint, Papers Please and Hotline Miami the most out of anything I've bought. Very excited about HM2!
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EA makes Dead Space free on Origin

happyhammer81

4 years ago

@bad09 Thanks mate. I think my PC library is missing a horror game and whilst I'm not big on going through old games a second time, I think I could make the exception for DS1.
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happyhammer81

4 years ago

Awesome! Will definitely download this for another playthrough given I've moved over to PC.

The best one of the series too.
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The Last of Us headed to PS4 this summer, Sony employee says

happyhammer81

4 years ago

I said to myself that I'd look into a PS4 as soon as TLOU went onto their streaming service. So if it's getting a bonafide release rather than the PS3 version streaming, I'll likely buy the console.
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Wolfenstein: The New Order release date brought forward

happyhammer81

4 years ago

@kassmageant Fair point but it said best platform, not best value ;)
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happyhammer81

4 years ago

@DanSmith09 PC, surely?
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Far Cry 4 set in the Himalayas, has ridable elephants

happyhammer81

4 years ago

Far Cry 4: Blood Yeti
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The future of Rare

happyhammer81

4 years ago

A new Viva P on PC would make me really happy.
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Titanfall review

happyhammer81

4 years ago

Playing on PC and finding it highly enjoyable and for now, very more-ish. But for me this feels like a platform for something better, there's so much scope for some more inventive modes and there are a few things missing (how many people are playing in a certain game type, map voting and alike) that would make an immediate improvement.

The map rotation is odd as well. I've dropped nearly 15 hours on this so far and I can count on one hand the number of times I've played on a couple of the maps.
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A new RollerCoaster Tycoon game has been announced!

happyhammer81

4 years ago

Mobile? Wow, what a surprise that is...
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Banished review

happyhammer81

4 years ago

I think what's clear to me about Banished is that there is so much modding potential. I think it's a cracking little game already (and a quite brilliant achievement to be made by one person) but give it some time and I just think it'll grow and grow.

The core mechanics are already there.
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Be advised: I was wrong about Titanfall

happyhammer81

4 years ago

Man, so much complaining about an article. The internet really is the most cynical place there is.

You do realise that journalism isn't just about reporting news, right, they are allowed to write actual editorial about the things they like and the things they don't? And if you don't like reading it, I'm sure there's a really easy way to avoid doing so.
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Project Zomboid alpha review

happyhammer81

4 years ago

I am RUBBISH at this game, can never find anything to fortify any kind of base, or anything of note.

But yet, I'm still drawn to it and still really enjoy it. The only early access game I currently have and don't regret it for a second.
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Dying Light video shows why night is bad news

happyhammer81

4 years ago

Looks great to me.

Picked up Dead Island in a Steam sale and can understand why people think of it as a rough diamond, this looks like a big improvement on that game and I enjoyed it a lot.
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Why launch games underwhelm

happyhammer81

5 years ago

It's not really what early adopters want to hear but it does make sense.

This time next year should be quite interesting as development transitions to the new consoles more. And as a PC gamer that makes me happy, as the quality of any ports should increase.

The single game that *might* encourage me to get one of the new consoles - as I don't think it's been announced for PC yet? - is Destiny.
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Apple to unveil new iPad models on 22nd October - report

happyhammer81

5 years ago

I'm still rocking an iPad 2 - no-one's forced me to upgrade, ever. It's amazing how many people forget that upgrading isn't a neceessity, just so they can continue to be negative for the sake of it.

I have a HTC One for a phone, I'm not an Android / HTC fanboy. Much in the same way that I have a Macbook Pro and an iPad, doesn't make me an Apple fanboy.

I just love a good product that I find easy to use.
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Assassin's Creed 4: Black Flag release date shuffles forward

happyhammer81

5 years ago

"Fresh" footage? If I see any more footage of AC4 I doubt I'll even need to play it!
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Microsoft demos Xbox One's new Friends app

happyhammer81

5 years ago

I quite like it. Not in for an XBox One, definitely not at launch but I'm liking the UI. I like the look of the UI for the PS4 too - good times to be a gamer, I reckon.
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Mario Kart 8 gets F1 commentary

happyhammer81

5 years ago

I completely forgot there was a new Mario Kart in the works. Happy days, first HD Mario Kart - can't beat it for local multiplayer goodness.
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Nintendo announces three new Wii U hardware bundles

happyhammer81

5 years ago

@thomasroberts Completely agree on all points. I love our WiiU and have enjoyed everything that I've played on it so far.

But from a business perspective this is all a year too late. If we were at a point now of a WiiU launch with the games they currently have, ready to go (Lego City, Pikmin, 3D World, Wonderful 101, Windwaker HD), with "proper" new Mario, Mario Kart and Zelda games a year closer to release, plus the fact that it's a good Ł100 cheaper too... it'd have a fighting chance.

I think it's a great console with some good titles and more in the pipeline, it's a really good yin to my gaming PC's yang.
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Mega textures push Call of Duty: Ghosts on PC to 50GB

happyhammer81

5 years ago

50GB is a stonking download - would have to be a disc install for me I think.

Leaning towards only being able to afford one military shooter this year and I'll probably go down the BF4 route but will keep an eye on this one.
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GTA5 sells more in first week than launch weeks of all other GTAs combined

happyhammer81

5 years ago

Looks to vindicate their position around releasing this at the tail end of the current generation without announcing next-gen or PC versions.

In the absence of my now-sold current-gen consoles, I'll keep holding out for news on the latter... :(
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Whisper it, but Xbox One is finding its stride

happyhammer81

5 years ago

As shit as I think Kinect 1.0 is and has been, I think if they're going to make Kinect 2.0 not mandatory, don't stick it in the box and drop the price.

That bums me out as now developers are back to thinking that people may not have it even plugged in and consumers - in the main - are now going to be paying for a peripheral that may not even be turned on.

I'll be watching XBox One vs PS4 from afar and see how it plays out.
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PES 2014 release date confirmed

happyhammer81

5 years ago

Any word on a PC demo date or have I skim-read this article too quickly?
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Ubisoft confirms Tom Clancy's The Division for PC

happyhammer81

5 years ago

Really good news. Although part of me thought that it was going to be coming to PC all along.
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Call of Duty: Ghosts has dedicated servers on Xbox One

happyhammer81

5 years ago

I know I shouldn't but I really miss playing COD. I moved to PC earlier this year and haven't played a COD game since... Black Ops, maybe? I miss the super-quick, dumb, fun of it.

I can scratch the itch a little with Battlefield but like to be able to sling on something like COD for an hour so, run around like a lunatic and then go play something else when the itch has been scratched.
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Techland shows off 12 minutes of Dying Light

happyhammer81

5 years ago

Looks great to me - zombie games should make you run and hide,  you shouldn't be able to just smash through hordes of them.Should make for interesting gameplay, looking forward to this.
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Digital Foundry vs. the Alienware X51 R2

happyhammer81

5 years ago

I was looking at the X51 when considering swapping out the 360 and PS3 for a PC but the first iteration was limited for the price and this one seems to be the same.

I ended up going for a BitFenix Prodigy case which doesn't look out of place in the front room, put an i5 in it, 750W power supply with a GTX780. Couldn't be happier and got much more bang for my buck.
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Activision blames low Call of Duty: Ghosts pre-orders on next-gen hesitation

happyhammer81

5 years ago

Nothing to do with franchise fatigue then. Would it hurt if they took a year off and made something different?
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Xbox One is designed to be always-on for 10 years

happyhammer81

5 years ago

A positive Xbox One story? I'm not sure the community appreciates such filth.
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Saints Row 4 denied release in Australia, again

happyhammer81

5 years ago

What will they be left with, a big map to race around in a car? Barely seems much point! I'm guessing they're cool with you shooting random pedestrians though?
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14 minutes of continuous Assassin's Creed 4: Black Flag gameplay

happyhammer81

5 years ago

I think this is already looking miles better than AC3; almost like the game that they probably wanted to make with AC3 but couldn't, for whatever reason.

Looking forward to this.
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FIFA 14 has official license for 19 Brazilian clubs

happyhammer81

5 years ago

19? Are there normally 20 teams in a league, who's missing, Corinthians? Be interesting to know why...
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Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 - Vengeance review

happyhammer81

5 years ago

So much importance attached to an arbritary number at the end of a review...

I haven't played COD in a while but at times I do wish I had it, if only for bursts of quick, dumb, multiplayer fun. And whilst it's much-maligned (and often now by default which is a real shame), it's still a fun game. Yet it appears that all who like it must automatically be idiots.

Some kind of reverse, gaming snobbery... very odd.
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Assassin's Creed 4: Black Flag DLC will star your piratey first mate

happyhammer81

5 years ago

Announced 4-5 months before the actual release of the game itself?!
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Microsoft sticking with Xbox One Kinect requirement despite ditching DRM

happyhammer81

5 years ago

I'm not getting an Xbox One, I've already jumped ship to PC - but I had bought Kinect for my 360 and after the initial novelty (say, half an hour) was unplugged and never used again.

If I was buying an Xbox One I would resent the fact of having to connect it in order for the whole system to work. However from MS' point of view I can completely understand it. If all we were getting were dancing and fitness games in the past - and petting virtual cats - then I'd like to think that developers can get more creative by knowing that EVERY Xbox One owner is going to have Kinect.

From that perspective it's a very sensible strategy although it leaves them at a price-point that some won't be able to see beyond.
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Here's your first proper look at Murdered: Soul Suspect

happyhammer81

5 years ago

I really can't remember when we started classifying and differentiating games like batteries. Does my nut in.

Looks good and interesting, will keep a close eye on this one.
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The Last of Us review

happyhammer81

5 years ago

Well wasn't that a great time to trade my PS3 to help funding my new PC... twat.
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Konami shows current-gen PES 2014 with new in-engine screenshots

happyhammer81

5 years ago

@HotCoffee Given EA's debut on this gen - if memory serves - was this:

http://www.eurogamer.net/articles/r_fifartfwc_x360

Konami may well be playing this one right =D
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happyhammer81

5 years ago

Also, how pissed off does Ribery look in that trophy-lifting shot?!
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happyhammer81

5 years ago

@SaintDeamon So what exactly is a PC then? Current gen, last gen, next gen? By all accounts the XBox One and PS4 have a similar architecture to PC so there doesn't strike me as being any legitimate reason as to why EA couldn't put Ignite on FIFA 14 for PC. Ergo, I'm buying PES this year instead.
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happyhammer81

5 years ago

@inferna_hermit Exactly. Haven't played PES in a while but EA's contempt for the PC with the Ignite engine makes my mind up too.
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Remember Me review

happyhammer81

5 years ago

This looks interesting and given my new PC is being built as we speak, it could be a good early purchase for it.

It's just nice to have something without a number at the end of the title to play once in a while...
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