obihobson

Dark Souls on Switch just got delayed

obihobson

7 days ago

Maybe they read the feedback on the DF article and decided to implement the feedback. Power to the people!
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Why the games media has a diversity problem - this website especially

obihobson

2 weeks ago

@ReinaHW I think it would be interesting to read gaming articles from non gamers regardless of background. Imagine a review of mass effect from a movie critic with little gaming experience, I imagine they would see it very differently.
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obihobson

2 weeks ago

@ReinaHW Do you really think that thats the case? Do you think it could be that your fiction writing is better than your non fiction stuff. I'm sure that trans people face a lot of discrimination, I would say thats a fact. The danger in that though is that it would be easy to attribute every knock back as being about your identity, and not your strengths and weaknesses in your other attributes.

I have no experience in this area its just a thought.
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obihobson

2 weeks ago

There are a lot of comments talking about ethnicity/gender/sexuality should not matter and that it should be the best person for the job. Which I agree with for the most part, it should be the best person for the job If your goal is to broaden the points of view of your editorial team, then maybe the best person for the job is not the most qualified but the most relevant.
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obihobson

2 weeks ago

@obihobson What the hell is going on, why are the comments full of measured mature points of view? Very dissapointed.
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obihobson

2 weeks ago

OK I admit it, i read the first paragraph and then came straight to the comment section to see the explosion of anger. Did you know 90% of statistics are made up. We all know that 99% of young white male gamers hate women....

Only kidding I'm off to see whats reved off in the comments :)
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Is Far Cry 2's tech really more advanced than Far Cry 5's?

obihobson

2 weeks ago

@Josh128 When freesync comes to consoles i am going to feel foolish for splashing out on my over priced gsync monitor.
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obihobson

2 weeks ago

@Pasco_ it's hard to nail it down objectively, some of it is down to age I think. Saying that I still think Nintendo are nailing it with the switch. Alas I am hitting 40 this year and can't bring myself to buy a handheld gaming system.
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obihobson

2 weeks ago

I think we peeked with the ps3/xbox 360 generations. AAA games these days chase the numbers, the micro transactions/fps/Resolution/square footage/ collectables the list is endless. Its development by focus group.

Less developers seem to be willing to chase the really interesting tech thats less obvious and might fail. Just a few studios out there doing interesting stuff like fromsoft and platinum.

IMO as an old gaming fart.

If games where music this would be the 80's
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Dark Souls Remastered: how much of an upgrade is it?

obihobson

3 weeks ago

@fabio78 I play kings field on a CRT monitor and live in a shoe.
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obihobson

3 weeks ago

@Karmazyn I play at 165fps sometimes i attack before I've even pressed the button.
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obihobson

3 weeks ago

@fabio78 hipsters, how dare you. I'm sat here oiling my beard and drinking some fine craft ale. I stand by my comment you heathen.
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obihobson

3 weeks ago

Maybe it was an accident but the technical limitations of the original lend the game a kind of dream like atmosphere. The shimmering of the textures, the over done bloom and saturation in the skyboxes give it a unique look. I would argue that in this regard it looks better than 3. The whole game had kind of a haze about it that give it real character. Sometimes when you add to something you take away what made it special.
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Far Cry 5 review - a competent yet conflicted open worlder

obihobson

4 weeks ago

Just a thought, in the climate of the last 20 years or so with shooting in America and terrorists blowing everything up. Certain types of violence portrayed in media especially video games as its fidelity has increased, sits more and more uncomfortable with many people including me. Social Parody is used by the video games industry as a mechanism for sugar coating violence for the audience. Imagine if GTA5 without the parody its essentially a murder simulator. I guess what i am trying to say is, games like Far Cry 5 ultimately fail as parodys because what they truly are is murder simulators wearing the mask of parody to be more accepted by people.

I think this is going to get some downvotes.. Lols
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The great Kinect art heist

obihobson

2 months ago

@JesseDeya I appreciated that even if no one else did!
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Legendary cover artist Bob Wakelin passes away

obihobson

3 months ago

These images transport me right back to my childhood. Getting a new game and looking at the box art on the way home was so exciting. Makes me wonder what has been lost now technology makes everything so instant.

The box art is what sparked my imagination, because back then, you had to fill games with your own imagination because the graphics were so basic.

Thanks to those who posted links etc

RIP Bob

Great memories....
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eBay takes on SNES mini scalpers, pulls listings

obihobson

10 months ago

@FuzzyDucky, good point I willl get my pre order in now. :)
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obihobson

10 months ago

People do realise this just a plug and play. I can't understand how nuts people go over this shit.

Show some restraint for god sakes
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Why the SNES mini emulates more than just the console

obihobson

10 months ago

@m0thr4 I spent all my spare money growing up on games for the 8 bit and 16 bit era. I just cant feel guilty about emulating, i don't see it as piracy, i paid for pretty much all of these games and some point just didn't keep hold of them all and some of them stopped working over time. All these ROM dumps on the internet in my view are important archives of nerd history.
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Stranger fangs: in defence of Altered Beast

obihobson

10 months ago

First mega drive game I played. Still got a soft spot for it. It was a bit Shit to play but it's etched into my gaming history, I respect it..
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Don't trade in your Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare Legacy Edition just yet

obihobson

10 months ago

Is the remaster available on PC and if so is it a big upgrade, would love to play the campaign again. Not at that price though that's ridiculous.

Should be no more than 14.99
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PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds is about to receive a key update

obihobson

10 months ago

@The_shlaaaag_returns

I have never won a chicken dinner
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PC Vanquish is every bit as good as you would hope

obihobson

11 months ago

I feel I live in a world we're this has to be said.

This and bayo 2 asking price is also on point.
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Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 DLC announced via T-shirt

obihobson

12 months ago

Here some shit you already bought.
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Beat Cop review

obihobson

12 months ago

@SteadyBarker
I thought the review was fine I think my comment came from a place of pure ignorance on my part. I've not played the game I am not educated in the way of fruit based racial slurs.

In my view people seem over sensitive to everything and ironically I am over sensitive to that.
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obihobson

12 months ago

As a black disabled Muslim transsexual who enjoys eating watermelon I find this article and everyone's opinions about this article deeply offensive. Why can't people just be more careful when mentioning anything other than white middle class men. I mean it's not like everyone on the internet is going to analyse every single word and over react massively is it.
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Outlast 2 review

obihobson

1 year ago

Everyone needs to calm down, it doesn't matter if the games misogynistic, no women will have time to play it. Their busy cleaning up and looking after the kids.
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Introducing the Eurogamer Summer Internship

obihobson

1 year ago

How exciting, makes me wish could run off and go be a journalist.

How much so you guys get paid or is to for the love.
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The Binding of Isaac: Afterbirth+ Switch retail release confirmed for Europe

obihobson

1 year ago

Its fair to say switch software is a bit steep.
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Microsoft on why Xbox One doesn't need a No Man's Sky equivalent

obihobson

1 year ago

I wanted to say something insightful about the futile nature of fanboyism. I couldn't think of anything.

The end
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Mass Effect Andromeda is another failure for trans representation

obihobson

1 year ago

I am pretty sure its impossible not offend someone these days. This whole thing confuses me, on the one hand I like to think I have a live and let live outlook on life. On the other, I find the over analyzing of what everyone says and does on the subject of gender/identity politics to be grinding down my soul.
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No Man's Sky patch 1.23 resolves PS4 Pro 4K frame-rate issues

obihobson

1 year ago

@Simatron3000 I had loads of trouble getting this to run on a GTX 970 at stable frames. I have tried it with the latest patch and still was really bad. After looking around the net I tried running it win border less windowed mode and it runs at a locked 60 no dramas.

If anyone can explain this I would be grateful, I think the general rule of thumb is games should run better in full screen.
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Machinists carve Triforce into a Switch, sell it for nearly double the price

obihobson

1 year ago

@riceNpea I wouldn't joke people will pay for that kind of stuff if you filmed it on a webcam, trust me I've done tons of research.
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Disney ditches Pewdiepie after anti-semitic stunt

obihobson

1 year ago

I say this with no sarcasm, pewds is a modern media genius. He's got an insane amount of subscribers for what many would consider utter drivel. The guy knows that the people want and he gives it to us with a slightly satirised version of what the kids watch, so grown men like me can watch it with no guilt because its a bit sarcastic.
(I need to take a good long look at myself)

I am going to be watching with interested to see how he spins this whole affair into cold hard cash.
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Humble Freedom Bundle offers its most generous collection yet

obihobson

1 year ago

I was going to use this as a platform to voice my own political views on brexit, trunp and the free movement of people. Then in a moment of clarity I remembered no one really cares and my views are not more important or insightful then anyone else's.

Instead I will just say I love Humble Bundle and what they do!!
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For Honor is the best fighting game I've played in ages

obihobson

1 year ago

I enjoyed the Beta, if the game was 20 quid I would jump straight in. For me 39.99 is a lot to ask. But I am just tight. The fighting mechanics are interesting. I found the best times for me was the 1v1. I enjoyed getting beat a few matches and then trying to learn how to defeat my opponents strategy, over multiple matches it becomes like a game of chess.
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Controversial PC game key reseller G2A.com fights fires in Reddit AMA

obihobson

1 year ago

@hillbilly66 might have been coincidence I guess my point is it's hard to trust a business operating in a gray marketplace.
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obihobson

1 year ago

An average Joe its very difficult to tell if A, the developers are whining because there not getting as much profit, or B, these key selling sites are the spawn of Hell.

I used CDkeys once and the game key worked and it was 15 quid cheaper than on Origin.

About 2 weeks later I got a call from my bank saying someone in the USA is attempting to take small amounts of Money from my bank account, a sure sign of fraud. Thankfully no harm came of this.

Now this might not be related in anyway but I think there is a high chance it is.

So my average Joe conclusion, if you use these sites knowing they are of questionable reputation, you definitely cant cry if you end up getting stung.

For those saying they cant afford games without this sites, just try waiting two months it wont kill you, the games will go down in price, unless its GTA5.
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Blowing the lid off the Ubiverse conspiracy

obihobson

1 year ago

Is this article presented as satire to discredit the real facts found within it?

Hide in plain site, its a well known Illuminati trick.

Wake up people
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Fighting game community in a flap over Killer Instinct teabagging ban

obihobson

1 year ago

I seriously do not understand the modern world. Its like that line from the dark knight.

You know what I've noticed? Nobody panics when things go "according to plan." Even if the plan is horrifying! If, tomorrow, I tell the press that, like, a gang banger will get shot, or a truckload of soldiers will be blown up, nobody panics, because it's all "part of the plan". But when I say that one little old mayor will die, well then everyone loses their minds!

No one cares that in these fighting games we have graphic animation of men smashing woman's teeth out until they are unconscious on the floor, its cool we planned that.

People crouching placing there imaginary " i assume no scrotum animation built into the game" nuts a few inches from the victims face. That wasn't planned for ban this filth.

Whoever down voted my post is in for a serious teabagging
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Google Pixel review

obihobson

1 year ago

I am to old to understand this
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The big Zelda: Breath of the Wild interview

obihobson

1 year ago

@Hellotherenow how about African American link?
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obihobson

1 year ago

I always thought link was a girl. What makes everyone think she's a boy. Is it the flat chest and the fact you never see link in a dress. If you assume link is a boy it's because you expect long her, boobs and a high pitched voice. Just another example of white male privilege.

Loads of edits because of spelling mistakes in my troll post
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Come and work at Gamer Network!

obihobson

1 year ago

Is there a dental plan and i demand 80 days holiday a year! I have zero journalistic experience and I have a tendency to say inappropriate things at inappropriate times. Also can I work from home?
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Brexit blamed for incoming UK App Store price rise

obihobson

1 year ago

Its clear that European union are using Mario an 'Italian' icon to punish the Brits for brexit. Luckily the only cards left for them to play are Tin tin and Asterix.
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Nvidia unveils GTX 1080 and GTX 1070: a new level in GPU power

obihobson

2 years ago

Lol good comeback, although won't the new cards devalue the titan?
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obihobson

2 years ago

Dum question whilst everyone is thinking of upgrades. Does an increase in resolution impact CPU load? Would like to upgrade my TV to 4k and get a faster card then the 970 but not sure if my 6500 would bottleneck.
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obihobson

2 years ago

I he only had my 970 for 6 months and now I already want an upgrade. I only game @ 1080 so I might wait till crimbo , something to look get excited about. For a moment the neo was looking like a real challenger :)
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We know PlayStation 4.5 is real - but why is Sony making it?

obihobson

2 years ago

Maybe they are edgeing thier bets with PSVR. If it kicks off the PS4.5 might just be the same console with 4k media playback boxed with a PSVR HDU.

That seems like the only good idea, anything else just seems commercially risky.

The last thing you want to do on console is split the userbase!
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Face-Off: Hitman

obihobson

2 years ago

@Zarglas I know where your coming from, but this seems a bit less cynical that usual. What you get for 10.99 is highly polished chunck of gameplay thats well worth a look. Plus its dipping your toe in for 10.99 rather then shelling out 50. However it will be interesting to see how much of a premium early adopters pay for all the episodes vs full release.
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