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Far Cry 5 review - a competent yet conflicted open worlder

monkie_king

1 month ago

@smelltheglove 4 and 5 both have that issue. You've got sort of broad satire of modern American life, a really earnest story you're supposed to take seriously, and then a thousand sniggering knob and bum jokes for every single brand name in the game.

Personally I'm fine with the humour, just don't try to make Goodfellas on the set of The Naked Gun.
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Burnout Paradise Remastered review - driving perfection

monkie_king

1 month ago

It was no Midnight Club: Los Angeles, though.
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Horizon Zero Dawn shifts a whopping 7.6m copies

monkie_king

2 months ago

Didn't give two hoots for the story but shooting robot dinosaurs was good.
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Nintendo Switch is getting Dark Souls Remastered

monkie_king

3 months ago

@Les with the 360 controller you could use the Dpad to switch spells/heal while moving, without having to resort to weird hand-gymnastics.
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Xbox One Kinect adaptor officially dead now, too

monkie_king

4 months ago

@The_Weird the PrimeSense tech used by Kinect is also in the iPhone X for 3D face recognition - there's basically a tiny Kinect at the top of the screen.
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Original Xbox Star Wars: KOTOR downloadable ahead of back-compat launch

monkie_king

6 months ago

@Eldritch seen any good Dreamcast spirals lately?
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Tech Analysis: Gran Turismo Sport vs Forza Motorsport 7

monkie_king

6 months ago

MX-5 heater control labels are wrong in GT. Literally unplayable.
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Gran Turismo Sport's full car list revealed

monkie_king

7 months ago

How many actual different cars is this? Some are just livery swaps, not even slight variants.

Edit: I make it 60-ish different real cars, ~80 including the concepts.
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PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds developer slams Fortnite for "replicating" gameplay

monkie_king

7 months ago

@travisfahs you mean Puzz Loop? Puzznic was Taito.
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Uncharted 4's Crash Bandicoot cameo made me nostalgic for a game I'd never played

monkie_king

10 months ago

It was nice to have the interminable cutscenes interrupted by a game you could actually play.
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Shadow of the Colossus on PS4 is a remake, not a remaster, says Shuhei Yoshida

monkie_king

10 months ago

@Binba442 I think the first Resident Evil has been remade and remastered across 3 gens, maybe 4 if you include the HD version launching on PS3/360 and PS4/XB1.
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Sniper Elite 4 review

monkie_king

1 year ago

Is Charlie Brooker in this one?
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Nintendo hid secret message for hackers within NES Mini

monkie_king

1 year ago

@Faktor114 don't buy them then.
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GT Sport on PS4 Pro will be the first Gran Turismo to accurately show Ferrari red

monkie_king

1 year ago

@IronSoldier they're painted Marlboro red nowadays, since Philip Morris buys the entire livery but can put fag logos on the car anymore.
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Building a space sim in a post-No Man's Sky world

monkie_king

2 years ago

If NMS has poisoned the well for overambitious vapourware, it's one good thing that has resulted from the debacle.
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Elite Dangerous has a "heat meta" and Frontier just poured cold water over it

monkie_king

2 years ago

@stfupdonny nothing says seriousness like "Operation SpicyBois".
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Fans revive Battlefield 2142

monkie_king

2 years ago

@Mar27w I honestly thought they shut that down about 3 years ago? Still have that last achievement to get ...
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Your original PS4 now supports HDR, but no games currently make use of it

monkie_king

2 years ago

@beep HDR in game engines is about being able to model a wide range of brightness values internally, and representing that on your TV via bloom effects and a simulated iris adjustment when moving between bright and dark areas.

HDR TVs can actually display this wider range of brightness. Stuff won't just go from black to white, it'll go from black to white and then *bright* white.
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Time crisis: Is this the end of the light gun?

monkie_king

2 years ago

Point Blank is one of the purest video game experiences ever.
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Battlefield 4 just got a huge makeover on console

monkie_king

2 years ago

BF4 is about 3 on PSN at the moment.
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No Man's Sky players meet in same spot, but can't see each other

monkie_king

2 years ago

It's delusional to think that any studio would spend weeks on character art, modelling, animation, designing and testing player interactions and netcode for encounters they literally never expected to happen.

But them refusing to admit it at this point seems like the worst kind of Molyneuxism.
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Dark Souls 3 mod replaces every texture with crab

monkie_king

2 years ago

@DrBeardface also such great features as realtime weapon change.
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The recently revealed original Xbox controller prototypes keep up a fine tradition of absurdity

monkie_king

2 years ago

We used to get decent rumble with wired controllers at least ...
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This is your racing game on drugs

monkie_king

2 years ago

The red one looks like the PGR4 intro.
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Gran Turismo Sport is looking much, much better

monkie_king

2 years ago

@Xensor they already announced that time of day and weather would be fixed for the duration of a race.
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The Last Guardian finally, finally gets a release date

monkie_king

2 years ago

This has been in development since the Bush administration.
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Watch someone complete Dark Souls 3 on NG+7 without weapons

monkie_king

2 years ago

I remember watching bits of this guy doing an all bosses run on Bloodborne without using the dodge button. Or levelling up.
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Dark Souls 3 mod makes Lothric look like Limbo

monkie_king

2 years ago

Looks like it's just using a fragment shader to render the depth buffer directly to greyscale.
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Nioh on PS4: 1080p30 or 720p60 - you decide

monkie_king

2 years ago

A step closer to the PCMR dream of constantly fiddling with your graphics options.
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Revealed: Sony's plan for PlayStation 4K - codename Neo

monkie_king

2 years ago

Woah.
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Oculus Rift review

monkie_king

2 years ago

@waffle well directional sound is part of the whole experience, so it seems like you'd actually want to not hear things on your deaf side.
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Does The Witness make you feel sick?

monkie_king

2 years ago

@Der_tolle_Emil Marathon had a horrendously low FoV.
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Homefront: The Revolution is surprisingly nutty

monkie_king

2 years ago

The Register has been using Norks for ages, and I doubt they came up with it either.
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Here's Star Wars Battlefront in 4K with SweetFX mega-graphics on

monkie_king

2 years ago

@MrTomFTW it makes it sound like Coldplay.
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A guide to the best Black Friday gaming deals

monkie_king

2 years ago

Amazon are doing PS4 with Uncharted bundle and FIFA for 249 http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B018ICNWBK
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Chip's Challenge 2 is finally out after 25 years

monkie_king

3 years ago

@jammers101 possibly System 3, who bought up a lot of Epyx IP after their bankruptcy.
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The next Need for Speed is a reboot

monkie_king

3 years ago

"we are looking into different ways we can ruin this franchise going forward."
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Over a year after release, Gran Turismo 6 finally gets B-Spec mode

monkie_king

3 years ago

@samharper Forza doesn't get released half-finished
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Gran Turismo gamers win one of motorsport's most challenging races

monkie_king

3 years ago

They kind of lucked into it due to the safety car.
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Surgeon Simulator dev reveals physics-based multiplayer game Worlds Adrift

monkie_king

3 years ago

Is this what they're using Improbable's tech for?
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Sex Pistols singer Johnny Rotten splashes 10K on iPad games

monkie_king

3 years ago

No Fun.
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Assassin's Creed Unity's creepy "no face" bug fixed

monkie_king

3 years ago

@MrFab_JP this is the reason that Microsoft had a policy of charging thousands of dollars to release a patch on the 360. It was basically a penalty to discourage broken games from being released. They've dropped that now because devs bitched about it so much.

If games are going to be released half-finished and need to be patched into shape, the whole console proposition becomes less attractive. May as well go PC if the experience is no different.
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Prey 2 is officially dead, Jim

monkie_king

4 years ago

The original Prey was announced in 1995 and came out 2006 ... this franchise must hold some kind of record for development hell. One game from 19 years' dev.
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Far Cry 4 Season Pass brings PvP and yetis

monkie_king

4 years ago

@GAmbrose 2,700 rupees? I'm going to have to upgrade from the starting wallet.
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A Destiny story summary for people who dozed off

monkie_king

4 years ago

Okay, but where did that wizard come from?
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Microsoft buys Mojang and Minecraft for $2.5bn

monkie_king

4 years ago

They only paid $375m for Rare, back in the day.
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This facial recognition software will turn you into Octodad

monkie_king

4 years ago

I don't get it. Seems like a waste of all this advanced FaceRig tech if it just makes you look like a perfectly normal regular guy.
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Gran Turismo 7 in the works, standard cars set to stay

monkie_king

4 years ago

"I don't think it'll be a Prologue," he said.

GT7 Prologue: confirmed!
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Watch Dogs patch fixes corrupted save files, online issues

monkie_king

4 years ago

@Darren sad state of affairs ... broken games get released and have to be fixed by volunteers, and people think "that's the great thing about PC gaming".
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E3 2014: the relaunch of brand Xbox One

monkie_king

4 years ago

Kinect dead: confirmed.
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