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Peter Molyneux's The Trail out on Steam today

javvyman

8 months ago

Guys, you don't get it. It's full of complex systems like dynamic weather, adapting terrain. Bigger items slow you down!... as you walk from A to B...

Honestly, I could imagine this man hyping a pile s*** as "a uniquely challenging shape with a truly immersive smell"
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Beautiful exploration game Shape of the World releases wondrous new trailer

javvyman

9 months ago

Haven't we actually reached a point where games like this shouldn't b commended for being "visually striking"?

Games like these are a dime a dozen, and usually about as interesting as a pre-vis tech demo...
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I'm not sure what David Cage is trying to say with Detroit

javvyman

10 months ago

Not revealing too much of the story to a story based game SHOCKER
There's clearly so much more to tell story-wise, multiple character arcs etc.

That said, I too have my reservations. I felt Beyond suffered from a fractured narrative more than anything, playing the game in chronological order helped, but the jumps in the timeline were still jarring.
Heavy Rain had a more coherent story, but it too I agree, suffered from pacing issues and a lack of cohesion.

I do feel David Cage has the best of intentions with his games, his studio have in the past taken risks by driving them as a story telling medium first and foremost.
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Need for Speed Payback is still trying to do story, still badly

javvyman

11 months ago

Yeh, reaching a bit to call that "bad"

IMO, positives are graphical style (back to daytime) takedowns (burnout!)
Negatives, overemphasis on film style production values, going for F&F crowd. though that might have been overemphasised for this demo
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Watch: Ian plays the first five hours of Breath of the Wild on the Wii U

javvyman

1 year ago

Seen some comparisons this morning which suggest, apart from resolution, the graphics are near identical.

Just a question of frame rate now (though reports suggest a day one patch has remedied many of the issues)

You can save us 300!
Come Digital Foundry, we're all depending on you!
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Uncharted 4: A Thief's End review

javvyman

2 years ago

Hey EG, remember that Batman vs Superman trailer? Everybody LOVED that. This review is like that...

Seriously, do reviewers have any subtlety in their writing anymore? Just couldn't help yourselves could you. Story heavy, narrative driven game, oh let's highlight the main plot points to the ENTIRE FREAKING GAME!
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Metal Gear Solid 5's bonkers birthday surprise

javvyman

3 years ago

Lucky for me, its my birthday today and I was playing the game last night, it was one of my greatest gaming moments ever, first happy birthday of my day, big fat smile on my face...

What a shame EG had to spoil the party for everyone else... and for what? clicks?
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Destiny will upgrade your exotics - but there's a heavy price to pay

javvyman

3 years ago

They seem to be making this up as they go along now!

Utter comtempt for their player base with this convoluted nonsense. You'd have to put in another 10-20 hours just to get your Exotic upgraded!
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Here's the PlayStation-exclusive content in Destiny expansion The Dark Below

javvyman

3 years ago

Ugh, seriously? another Vex Nexus mind type boss??

That goddamn boss, and the lack of variety in strikes was one of the reasons I sold the game...

Great how they're releasing "all-new content" for the 30 season pass eh?
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Performance Analysis: Assassin's Creed Unity

javvyman

3 years ago

Why has this article been pushed up? not actually updated at all.
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Jade Raymond leaves Ubisoft after a decade

javvyman

4 years ago

Great CV, sure she's already got something lined up.

Never has the phrase not just a pretty face rang so true.
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Standalone Kinect for Xbox One release date set for October

javvyman

4 years ago

All out of stock at cex now
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Watch 17 minutes of MGS5: The Phantom Pain

javvyman

4 years ago

I for one have always wanted to make something defecate on my command in a video game. This is fan-service of the highest order, all in 1080p60 baby!
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Sniper Elite 3 review

javvyman

4 years ago

Wow that character model sure does get around doesn't it?

Infamous 1 & 2, Fracture, Spec Ops... I thought Mario was in alot of games...
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Diablo 3 runs at 1080p on PS4, 900p on Xbox One

javvyman

4 years ago

@Bertie I say this out of love for the site, coverage has been inconsistent.

The Halo and Alien Isolation write-ups were brilliant, but outside of that, there have been maybe 5 light previews, and 2 opinion pieces. (OK missed the podcast, about to listen to it now, kudos!)

Nontheless, the news coverage has been patchy, (nothing on no man's sky? game of E3 right there!) no video coverage, (get Ian on it!) would an interview with anybody hurt? there's been no focus on Nintendo's treehouse coverage, apart from an advertising banner and a footage recap 2 days old, and barely any write-ups on any of Wii U games, eventhough the Wii U, you know, actually has newly announced playable games on the show floor!

Also, digital foundry has become respected the world over for it's unprecedented insight in game performance and capture, for what is probably the most important E3 in recent memory, i'd expect more resources put to direct feeds, having developers lined up to show off their games, trailer analysis. (still waiting for a proper GTA V, LOU comparison here)

I'm sure it's all incoming, it must be difficult getting people across the atlantic, outside of their comfort zones, writing up articles in the madness that is E3.

Edit: Just seen a splurge of articles brace the front page, better, but only a Treehouse video for X? first time it's been playable, and no preview?!?
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javvyman

4 years ago

I've been trying to get on EG all E3, hoping for some actual insight into the games on display. Anything will do, previews, digital foundry, podcasts etc. No urgency with content other than with which stirs the pot, courts controversy.

I'm sure EG are working on write-ups as I type this, but they are seriously lagging behind every news website out there, focusing on the bullshit to pull hits, posting maybe 2 meaningfull articles per day.
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Activision indefinitely postpones Xbox One version of The Amazing Spider-Man 2

javvyman

4 years ago

@Rogueywon You talk too much sense for your own good sir! EG can you just stick the above comment above everything else?
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How Watch Dogs' multiplayer liberates Ubisoft's open world

javvyman

4 years ago

Im guessing EG was NDA'd up the arse when it came to this preview... barely a mention on the graphics, the most relevent and controversial topic regarding this game, and even then, the most developer friendly side note if i've ever seen one... like they're writing for an official UBI mag of something.

If EG had true control over what they were saying, which they clearly don't, they'd have a few DF articles out by now, and we all know how much EG love their DF articles recently, even going as far as having previews for them and follow-ups.
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Ni No Kuni has now shipped 1.1m copies

javvyman

4 years ago

Hopefully this game gets people to sample some of Studio Ghibli's amazing work in animation.
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The new Microsoft CEO earns how much?

javvyman

4 years ago

@ziggy_played_guitar I'm not saying such things should be kept secret, just that it doesn't matter whether EG know about an artist at Naughty Dog is earning 50k or a MS CEO is earning millions. IMO opinion it has no relevance on this site other than to enfore their own clickbait agenda.

Don't get me wrong, EG are still well above most sites on the web that exist purely for the clicks. I know gaming news is a little slow this time of year, but I believe there's way more actual gaming information out there to report on.
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javvyman

4 years ago

What is the point of this article exactly? to make us feel poor? sway our opinion of MS in some way because its head CEO is earning millions at a billion dollar company?

Nothing wrong with having the sort of information that's relevant, like company financials, hardware performance, quarterly earnings etc, but honestly somebody's personal earnings don't belong on a respectable site about gaming matters, no matter how obscene. Just makes the site look like a tabloid equivalent.

Unless of course EG are deliberately trying to stir up some sort of shitstorm dialogue, but they wouldn't want to do that would they? what could could possibly motivate such a thing?...
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Yoshi's New Island gets 3DS release date

javvyman

4 years ago

@ubergine

Only this is the 2nd game in the Yoshis Island series since the original was released almost 20 years ago... The last one was superb, and the original is a bonafide classic.

MUST.TRY.HARDER
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Amazon goes and lists Grand Theft Auto 5 on PC

javvyman

4 years ago

@Bertie Come on Bertie! he says

"Do you hear that? That is the sound of inevitability"

The actual quote is far more poignant, or am I missing something?
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javvyman

4 years ago

Probably the only next gen upgrade I would buy again at full price.

If they can get it running at 60FPS (which shouldn't be hard considering how it ran on ancient hardware) the buzz around it would be infectious, could be the best selling next gen game of 2014.
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Square Enix details Tomb Raider Definitive Edition's fancy new effects

javvyman

4 years ago

Played the original and just couldn't get over the fact it was clearly designed for superior hardware.

Still, re-releasing it at full price is a little greedy but not unprecedented in other mediums. DVD remasters for example are usually released at full price etc.
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Argos cuts Wii U Premium pack price to 179.99

javvyman

4 years ago

It seems, the more they drop the price, the more they're damaging the perception of the thing.

I think 200.00 is fair with either SMW or the upcoming Mario Kart, but it's just a matter of convincing people that it's still a worthwhile investment. ie, will it be supported properly for the next 2-3 years.

Of course, that looks unlikely now, but it has only been out for 14 months, and it has a healthy library of quality games, albeit, mainly 1st party.
There is still time to turn things, but the coming 6 months are pivotal.

I'd think they need the following to happen -

- Release Smash Bros, Mario Kart, Bayonetta 2.

- Vastly improve the VC library, seriously, it should not be underestimated how good their back catalogue is and how many people would jump at a chance to play games from the SNES, N64 and hopefully GC era again.

- Announce a Zelda game with actual, meaningfull second screen support.

- Show off some freaking games!
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Gaming's most intriguing deleted scenes with Outside Xbox

javvyman

4 years ago

Why is the PS4 in brackets, like it's an afterthought...

Stop fanning the fanboy flames EG!
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DayZ alpha review

javvyman

4 years ago

Oh, to the people that are saying this is a "pre-order" it most certainly is not.

When I pre-order a game, I only expect to be charged for it when the game is ready.
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javvyman

4 years ago

If all it has to show for itself after a year is "a prettier landscape to ramble through and a few extra pockets to stick your gear in" can someone explain why we should be paying 20 for this?
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Sony giving away free PlayStation Mobile games

javvyman

4 years ago

Great that we're getting these without the PS+ paywall (though that's value enough as it is!)

Meanwhile on Xbox Live...
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Sunset Overdrive confirmed for 2014

javvyman

4 years ago

Something tells me this is going to be an "on rails" type experience.
Those sections in the Ratchet games were actually OK.

Personally i'm hoping for something like Bizarres "The Club" mixed with "Sin & Punishment"

Great score attack combos, mixed with eye-meltingly fast action.
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Need for Speed: Rivals review

javvyman

5 years ago

So glad the series has finally overcome the one good, 2 average game cycle.

Series has become rather respectable again recently. Long may it continue.
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Dean Hall posts a raw 10-min video of DayZ

javvyman

5 years ago

They've well and truly missed the boat TBH.

I mean, where did all the funding actually go? should have been released by now.
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Smash Bros. Wii U includes gorgeous Mario Galaxy HD level

javvyman

5 years ago

@George-Roper

I think you may be selling Nintendo a little short when stating they only make a couple of games a year.

They have around 20 1st and 2nd party studios and have published around 20 games this year, around 15 coming directly from their own studios.

I can't really think of another developer with that kind of steady, quailty output. Can you?
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Sony's wider problems heap pressure on PS4

javvyman

5 years ago

@MrTomFTW Perhaps.

Or maybe i'm making the point that it shouldn't take a company on the brink of another yearly loss to start appreciating their consumers...
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javvyman

5 years ago

Kinda puts things into perspective that the company that's not making any money is offering a greater value propsition to the consumer than the one making over 5billion in profit...
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Vita TV interest stronger than expected in West, Sony admits

javvyman

5 years ago

Vita TV would allow me to play my PS+ freebies and stream PS4 games to the bedroom... Instabuy for me.
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Conker's Bad Fur Day dev Chris Seavor returns to Nintendo with eShop game Rusty Pup

javvyman

5 years ago

I Shall be watching your progress with GREAT interest
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The big interview: Microsoft Studio's Phil Spencer discusses Xbox One

javvyman

5 years ago

Oh Phil, bless, already thinking 10 years ahead...

At this rate, your console won't last 10 months.
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Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze coming to Wii U later this year

javvyman

5 years ago

No complaints from me... though seriously! this is what Retro Studios have been developing!?!

F*** You Nintendo!
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Live: Nintendo Direct E3 Conference

javvyman

5 years ago

It's 15:03! where's the stream EG?? WHERE'S THE STREAM!
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javvyman

5 years ago

Think people have got unrealistic expectations, we'll see Mario 3D, Mario Kart, Wind Waker HD, Smash Bros... maybe a a couple of new titles... wait a sec! that's a freaking awesome line-up!
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War never changes

javvyman

5 years ago

To all the people saying this article is pro-Sony, you need some new reading glasses.

There is barely a mention of what Sony are doing, and the conclusions some people are coming to is simply a consequence of Sony going the opposite route to the Xbox One's train of negativity.

This article was a mixture of cold hard fact and astute opinion. If you MS faboys are so delusional that you believe the Xbox One is catering to your interests? then, as the article states you're clearly a 15 year old boy playing 18 rated games.
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Journey: Collector's Edition gets UK physical release tomorrow

javvyman

5 years ago

@DreadedWalrus thanks, just ordered from ShopTo :)
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Respawn's Titanfall leaked, set for PC, Xbox One and Xbox 360

javvyman

5 years ago

Just waiting for the inevitable EA MS sex tape to leak now.
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Dishonored dev now making Prey 2, new report claims

javvyman

5 years ago

@RandomTerrain

Indeed, Dead Island, probably the best example of the lot, no doubt the press will continue to foam at the mouth after seeing CG trailers at E3.

They're games not movies, they need to be judged on GAMEPLAY!

All lies!
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javvyman

5 years ago

The last time Prey 2 was visible was in 2011 when it looked enormously encouraging. Will it be the same game when it surfaces again? Unlikely at this stage
I personally don't understand why the gaming press ever get excited over game announcements via CGI trailers, they're almost always BS and never indicative of final gameplay nor graphical capability, how can you say the game looked "incredibly encouraging" from an externally sourced CGI trailer?

Examples of CG "gameplay" trailers that were incredibly well received.

Fuse - Looked to be the most charismatic, original shooter in a while.
Aliens CM - Possibly best Aliens game, nay FPS game this gen.
I Am Alive - Original and promising post-apocalyptic concept
Prey 2 - Blade Runner-esque, Mass Effect style potential universe.

Every single one of those games have failed to deliver gameplay that is remotely reminiscent of the quality that is depicted in the trailers, yet were hyped beyond belief when announced.

Of course there are games on the other end of the spectrum, like Bioshock Infinite, but they are the exception rather than the rule.

All I'm saying is, i'm sick of the gaming press getting a hard on for the latest CGI game announcements, when they have a clear track record of not delivering.
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PS4 developer: Sony mandates Vita Remote Play for all games

javvyman

5 years ago

So remote play on the Vita or Kinect functionality.... oooo that's a tough one!
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Gran Turismo 6 is official, boasts 1200 cars

javvyman

5 years ago

3 things.

No delays.
No massive installs and updates that take up half my day.
Clean menu system.

I will never play GT5 again because of these issues... I seriously believe i'll have nightmares tonight if I think about it too much, which is a shame, because when it comes to the actual racing part, it's sheer beauty.
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UK chart: Dead Island: Riptide top for third week

javvyman

5 years ago

weren't we all supposed to be tired of zombies?
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