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Early Access games done right

kingcrowbar

3 years ago

Why no Kerbal Space Program?
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Elite Dangerous guide

kingcrowbar

3 years ago

I honestly don't see how people can be having trouble with the controls, I've everything needed mapped to the 360 pad. The only time I need the keyboard is to type in system names on the galaxy map.

Use the A/B/X/Y face buttons as modifiers for the dpad and you get 20 buttons.

plain U/D/L/R for power levels
X+U/D/L/R for targeting (target, next subsystem, cycle prev, cycle next)
Y+U/D/L/R for thrusters (U/D/L/R)
B+U/D/L/R for ship screens (Comms/Radar/L/R)
A+U/D/L/R for cargo/gear/hardpoints/fire groups

Bumpers for thrust, Triggers for pewpew
Back for assist and Start for menu

I'm still left with up and down on the right stick for chaff or some other stuff.

I'm not PvPing though so I'd probably have my backside handed to me, but for normal day to day pottering around the galaxy, it's great.
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Did you know Gaming? runs through the Sega Dreamcast

kingcrowbar

3 years ago

Still have it plugged in for an occasional run through Cosmic Smash and proper Crazy Taxi.
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Kerbal Space Program finally in beta

kingcrowbar

3 years ago

I'm 250 hours in and I still haven't left Kerbin and it's moons apart from one poor Kerbal trapped in orbit of the Mars analogue. :)

It scares me how much I still have left to do and see with all the extra stuff they keep adding on the way to the final release.

Absolutely my GOTY (whenever it's done).

Also there's a demo which is what got me hooked enough to see more in the first place
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SteamWorld Heist is coming to all non-mobile platforms

kingcrowbar

4 years ago

First time seeing anything about this too, Dig was great fun on both 3DS and PC.
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WWE 2K15 review

kingcrowbar

4 years ago

Do the 360/PS3 versions suffer the same problems or are they more like FIFA Legacy Editions with little more than a new logo slapped on last years version?
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FIFA 15 scores number one in UK chart

kingcrowbar

4 years ago

So I'm part of the 1% still getting PC DVDs :)
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Bethesda warns: you should have 4GB of VRAM to play The Evil Within PC

kingcrowbar

4 years ago

They can't really win can they.

People would be complaining it looks like crap if it was a 360/PS3 port, so if they want XBO/PS4 standard ports then they need 8GB and 8 cores ideally.

But the 4GB Vram is just plain silly, that's just over 1.5% of cards on the steam survey.
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Sony insists Vita is here to stay

kingcrowbar

4 years ago

Vita FIFA 15 is still just a reskin of FIFA 12, right?
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Xbox One snappable media player, Party updates roll out to preview members

kingcrowbar

4 years ago

Is the list missing ac3 and dts on purpose or they just count them as built in to the system as part of the normal Blu-Ray/DVD player?
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Microsoft is heavily discounting Titanfall and more this week

kingcrowbar

4 years ago

Is Silent Hill: HD collection still a mess?
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Microsoft isn't shutting down Games For Windows Live next week

kingcrowbar

4 years ago

Dirt 3 hasn't migrated yet AFAIK. At least I can't activate my key in steam yet anyway. :(
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Should Early Access DayZ be in Steam's Summer Sale?

kingcrowbar

4 years ago

It's unbelievable how people now throw around Early Access as a bad term rivalling F2P for scumminess. There are plenty of big budget/full price games that have come out in recent years just as unfinished and content light as some early access games have started out and yes some might never end up being 'finished' the current state of DLC and Season passes is really not all that different in terms of how long you need to wait for the game to be 'finished'.

For those that can take the time to read and understand what they're getting from an early access game, buy Kerbal Space Program, it's awesome.
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Pool Nation FX on PC, PS4 and Xbox One this autumn

kingcrowbar

4 years ago

Wasn't there supposed to be a snooker mode for the current game or was that just wishful thinking?
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Microsoft's E3 press conference

kingcrowbar

4 years ago

Looks nice and creepy
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Video: Let's Replay Super Mario Kart

kingcrowbar

4 years ago

I've only just managed to redo the 100cc Special Cup.

After all these years I have realised just why I have the Rainbow Road theme so firmly embedded in my head. I must have retried 5 or 6 times although it's probably to be expected picking Toad and getting bumped of at nearly every turn.

Then the elecro-thwomp combo of being zapped, spun out then flattened. Still 150cc here I come.
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Age of Mythology: Extended Edition review

kingcrowbar

4 years ago

@VideoGameAddict25

It's crazy, imagine how much more money they could make if they would have released it at 35 like WindwakerHD :p
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Face-Off: Titanfall on Xbox 360

kingcrowbar

4 years ago

Good news for those in countries deemed unworthy by Microsoft for Xbox One launch until September 2014.
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Gorgeous Mario Kart 8 retro tracks compared to originals

kingcrowbar

4 years ago

@JiveHound
Well you sold the games with the console.

Would you expect a free download after you sell on a console with some disc based games?
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EA's Origin ditches physical discs

kingcrowbar

4 years ago

Is this just the UK store? I've never even seen disc based games on the EU store.

Just so I understand it properly, they're no longer selling discs directly but I'll still be able to pick up the PC version of FIFA 15/Sims 4 etc. from Game/Tesco/wherever and it will be installed from the DVD right.

They're not going to be shipping cases with just Origin codes are they?

I'm not blessed with the fastest internet so picking up the disc version of Titanfall and installing in an hour was preferable to a 16 hour download.
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How to install an Xbox One controller on your PC

kingcrowbar

4 years ago

@Ybob1234 That is DS4Tool :)
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kingcrowbar

4 years ago

Another DualShock 4 with DS4Tool user here, and I can say it is a really nice controller to use.

The only drawback I have with it is that I think a recent change in Steam seems to hijack the controller before DS4Tool gets a chance to grab it, presumably for the Big Picture Mode and so I need to restart Steam after turning on the DS4 and then starting the DS4Tool service.
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DICE: Battlefield 2142 veterans will feel "right at home" with BF4 Carrier Assault

kingcrowbar

4 years ago

I still miss cruising around in the Battleships, Aircraft Carriers and Submarines in 1942 :(
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Batman: Arkham Knight revealed, has driveable Batmobile

kingcrowbar

4 years ago

So if it is set after all the others, do we get Kevin Conroy back?
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Banished review

kingcrowbar

4 years ago

@Rrralphster The stats for production and consumption are there, you just need to do some stuff to 'unlock' them.
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Trials Fusion: possibly the last Trials game you'll ever need

kingcrowbar

4 years ago

As much as I'd love to get it, I have to echo the above comments regarding the PC port of Evolution being an unplayable mess so I don't have high hopes for Fusion :(

Perhaps instead of Ubisoft paying for journalists travel and accomodation, they could put the money towards fixing the current game.
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Ace Combat: Assault Horizon update lets you ditch Games for Windows Live

kingcrowbar

4 years ago

Any word yet if Rockstar are going to patch GTA4, also would love it if Codemasters could patch Dirt 2 and not just Dirt 3.
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Hands-on with the Steam in-home streaming beta

kingcrowbar

4 years ago

@Malek86

I'd imagine the problem with older netbooks is the built in intel graphics had no h.264 decoding hardware so even playing 720p mp4/mkv videos locally is quite hit and miss on such hardware depending on bitrate.

It would be nice if the steam streaming host could be configured to use an alternate video encoder for these older netbooks such as xvid or something but it's probably not worth the effort for valve.
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GBA games coming to Wii U Virtual Console this Spring

kingcrowbar

4 years ago

It's been more than 2 years since the 3DS ambassador batch of GBA games.

It is utterly ridiculous that there have been no more GBA games on the 3DS since.

Even if they have backed themselves into a corner saying those particular 10 would never be sold on 3DS, where the hell are all the other classics that could be released.

I thought Disney were bad with their 'vault' but Nintendo do make incredibly bizarre decisions.
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Fable opening recreated with Project Spark

kingcrowbar

4 years ago

Is it actually going to be Windows 8 too?

The beta seems to be Win8.1 only and I don't fancy upgrading yet with the reported mouse issues.
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Watch Oculus Rift let people virtually swap bodies, genders

kingcrowbar

4 years ago

Ha, who needs a headset for this. I can look down and touch a hairy chest and boobs all at the same time. :)
As for the end of the video, there's always the Buffalo Bill method :eek:
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Silent Hill retrospective

kingcrowbar

4 years ago

Fantastic game, finished it with the Bad+ ending and have always meant to go back to it but "backlog" :(

Out of the whole series though, I think I liked Shattered Memories on the Wii the most especially due to the way game changed due to your responses and having no weapons made it really intense.
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GAME launches its own hourly Black Friday deals

kingcrowbar

5 years ago

No WiiU Disney Infinity deal :(
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Editor's blog: Important note for Eurogamer account holders

kingcrowbar

5 years ago

I demand an enquiry and that the site be returned to an orange hue for one day as a sign of apology. Oh and make it orange portable mode!
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Wii Fit U delayed again

kingcrowbar

5 years ago

@Der_tolle_Emil
The no board bundle is probably to appease the 'Just say NO to downloads' brigade that demand they have physical media because downloads are evil and can't be sold on.

That and they'll have to stock it in a month anyway for those with old boards at home.
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Xbox One's Kinect code-scanning is lightning-fast

kingcrowbar

5 years ago

Would be nice if Nintendo would make use of this too and stick QR codes on the eShop scratch cards and the Club Nintendo cards, especially as the 3DS already has a QR reader built-in to the camera.
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Valve working to make Offline Mode indefinite

kingcrowbar

5 years ago

I have it in Off-line Mode on the other PC and it stays off-line for months unless I manually put it on-line to install something new. It's been used to play through pretty much all the Bioware stuff, Witchers 1 & 2, Fallouts 3 and New Vegas and the Elder Scrolls stuff without having to reconnect to steam.

We just get the dialog when steam starts asking if you want to go on-line or continue in off-line mode. At some point they did change it so that the client can update itself even in off-line mode which didn't used to be the case, maybe people are having some bug with that.
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Upgrade Deus Ex: Human Revolution on PC for cheap

kingcrowbar

5 years ago

PC doesn't get any Tablet/Phone smartglass/vita/wiiu gamepad extension type thing does it?
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Ordnance Survey maps Britain in Minecraft

kingcrowbar

5 years ago

It's a shame they went down to the bedrock for sealevel though, as it seems the game is bugged and night time is as bright as day down that far with open skies.
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Call of Duty: Ghosts next-gen upgrade plan detailed

kingcrowbar

5 years ago

There is no PS3-PS4 or 360-XB1 cross platform multiplayer is there? User base is really going to be split quite thin if not.
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Steam will allow families to share games across multiple accounts

kingcrowbar

5 years ago

@TrilbyG

That has been there a while I think. You can see the games of other accounts on that PC but if you look at the game it has a purchase button rather than a play button. (in detail view)
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kingcrowbar

5 years ago

I hope it doesn't mess with offline mode. Currently using that to split account across two PCs so OH can play Skyrim.

Would be nice to use this to functionally merge my two accounts as well rather than have to logout and login, then wait for updates each time.

The lockout thing is a big shame too. Conceptually it should be like picking a DVD from your shelf to watch on the TV in the bedroom while the kids are watching some other DVD on the main TV. But the way they are doing it would be like switching off the kids DVD player, madness.

Surely they could have some combination of steamguard/IP checking to roughly ensure your in the same house.
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FIFA 14 and PES 2014 demos go live

kingcrowbar

5 years ago

Ha, was looking for it on the Xbox and couldn't find it.

Clicked on link above and realised that they still have the stupid system of Gold exclusive demos /o\

Let my live sub lapse as there is no sign of Xbox One/Live here within the next 6 months at least.
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Xbox One supports up to eight controllers at once

kingcrowbar

5 years ago

Never could get the 7th player working on PS3 as the remote control seemed to hog one bluetooth channel but 6 player stuff was still good fun. Cubixx HD, NHL Arcade, Bomberman Ultra, PixelJunk Racers.

Probably means you can have a useful feature like having 8 players signed in simultaneously too for party games or turn takers like Worms.
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Wind Waker HD's extra hard Hero Mode detailed

kingcrowbar

5 years ago

Is it going to have a Wiimote + Nun-chuck option or just Gamepad/Pro Controller?
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FIFA 14 on Vita is another reskin

kingcrowbar

5 years ago

Are the PS4 and XboxOne the only 'new' versions of FIFA this year and the rest are recycled?

Are PC, PS3 and Xbox 360 versions just recycling 13 or they'll have some new features to bump them upto 13+?

I can understand why they don't put any effort other than reskining for Wii, PSP and PS2 versions but they should certainly be priced accordingly too.
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Elite dev Frontier raises £4m from sale of shares

kingcrowbar

5 years ago

I wonder if The Outsider will every see the light of day?
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New real-money Xbox dash raises game prices

kingcrowbar

5 years ago

Honestly, the whiners in the UK have no idea how cheap you've had things until now.

Here the prices are roughly.

800 msp card = £10.00
2100 msp card = £26.50
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Poland and Portugal not supported at Xbox One launch, importing near ruled out

kingcrowbar

5 years ago

I guess the list of FULLY supported (including all the extra TV, Music and Films) will be 3, maybe 4 countries or just the good old U.S.A.
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kingcrowbar

5 years ago

So basically they have taken a huge step backwards and cut Xbox Live supported countries in half.

Not much point in renewing my live sub when runs out in a few months although it means I'll probably miss out on a free copy of Kameo and Forza 2. :-P
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