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Raven's Cry review

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3 years ago

It's as though this game was made solely to vindicate the new review system. It doesn't seem to have been made with enjoyment in mind anyway.
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Tomb Raider, Vita's no-show and the mystery of 10m PS4 sales

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4 years ago

The technical issues on PS3 and the way it was engineered didn't work.
Don't know about you folks, but it sounds to me like The Last Guardian has been shifted to PS4...
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Ninja Theory unveils Hellblade

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4 years ago

@Kaminari but, will there be twing-twang?
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Blurred lines: Are YouTubers breaking the law?

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4 years ago

So THATS what Turpster does for a living. You learn something new every day :)
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Ubisoft unveils Far Cry 4 protagonist

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4 years ago

Gosh, an angry looking dude. Truly groundbreaking.
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BioShock Infinite: Burial at Sea Episode 2 trailer revealed

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4 years ago

Whoever he is, the man with the gun is wearing exactly the same outfit as this chappy near the beginning of the original Bioshock.
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Fighter Within review

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4 years ago

It's as bad as Danny Dyer? Ouch.
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Assassin's Creed 3: The Tyranny of King Washington - Part 3 review

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5 years ago

Just need the PS3 season pass to be discounted to something less than 24(!) and I'll bite.
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This is what top-level COD competition ****ing looks like

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5 years ago

So that's where James Corden got to...
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Flower developer thatgamecompany was bankrupt when Journey shipped

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5 years ago

The main thing I love about Journey now having finished it some time ago, is that whenever I read someone else's reminiscences about the game where they describe their adventures with their "partner" I stop and think, "wait, could that have been me?" and have no way of finding the answer.
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UK government fines Sony for 2011 PlayStation hack

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5 years ago

Unusual to see the words "UK Government" and "serious breach of the Data Protection Act" where they aren't the culprits themselves actually...
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First Lego Lord of the Rings trailer, artwork

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6 years ago

Did anyone else hear Sean Bean at the end and immediately think "LEGO Game of Thrones!"

No?

Just me then...
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Assassin's Creed, Might and Magic, Settlers unplayable during Ubisoft server switch

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6 years ago

@neilka well punned sir
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Guess what percentage finished ACII

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8 years ago

Call me mister cynical, but I smell pre-emptive justification for a very short campaign in AC 2.5 - "We only made it short so that more people could finish it, honest!"
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Relic dev died saving wife and child

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8 years ago

@Goodfella

As far as I'm concerned I have 2 little buttons here that let me express whether I agree or disagree with the sentiment of anyone elses' post - I use them as I see fit, and expect others to do likewise.

I disagree that removing some of the thoughtless and unpleasant posts from the top of the thread to be "heavy handed", sorry.
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Valve once worked on "flying fairy game"

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8 years ago

iirc didn't Narbacular Drop involve flying fairies? Was this a sequel? :D
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Portal 2 coming to PlayStation 3

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8 years ago

Who was that imposter? And what has he done with the real Gabe?

Seriously though, did he say what I thought he did? Steam for PS3? :D
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Newell lays into "closed" PS3

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8 years ago

Don't get it, sorry.

The mac IS more open than a PS3 granted - you can run any program you like, it doesn't have to be signed by Apple, and there are multiple content suppliers that are able to provide you with what you want with no pricing structure decreed by Apple (and no cut going to them either).

But if a PS3 can be compared to a Gamecube in how 'closed' it is, how does the 360 escape the exact same comparison? There is no option but to buy your digital downloads from MS, who get a cut every time. If anything the PS3 is MORE open (if only very slightly) in that I can open up the web browser, head over to PopCap and play games there. Admittedly we won't be seeing Steam on the PS3 any time soon, but we sure as heck won't see it on the 360 either, particularly as MS's GfW Live is attempting (very poorly) to compete with Steam on its home turf.

The topic of the architecture underpinning these devices becoming similar is an interesting one, as Valve have typically been quite contradictory. Back when the Mac was based on the PowerPC processors Valve wouldn't touch them with a bargepole, and now they use Intel chips all is well and they have been welcomed into the fold. The current Xbox uses... a derivative of the PowerPC architecture (the original 360 devkits were Apple Powermac G5s), so surely the the previous complaints of the architecture being too much work to code for don't stand up (Apple actually had a rather good API for games at the time - bring back sprockets! - plus the obligatory OpenGL).

Essentially Valve does (and always has done) things the way they want to, if they 'can't be bothered' to do something, they won't, and no amount of bleating will force their hand into, for instance, developing for the PS3 I'm afraid.
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Win tickets to glitzy MW2 launch!

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9 years ago

Surely they can throw in a copy of the game too?
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New races rumoured for WOW expansion

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9 years ago

Guess that means they'll finally be opening up the Greymane wall and adding Gilneas in :D
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Spinal Tap leads PSN refresher

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9 years ago

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E3: Square Enix unveils Nier

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9 years ago

Sounds like a game from a school playground:

"Now you've got the Lurgy, so Nier!" :P
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FFXIII Japanese voices unlikely for 360

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9 years ago

I read it as meaning that the european ps3 version will be missing the original dialogue as well simply to keep it in line with the gimped xbox version:

"With PS3 being on Blu-ray there would be enough memory, but on Xbox probably not."

"At the moment we're thinking of releasing the voice in English only."

No mention of it being specific to the 360 version...

or is that just me being paranoid? :)
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EA loses Lord of the Rings licence

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9 years ago

How careless, it'll be in the last place they look!
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Chinese govt. rejects WOW: Lich King?

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9 years ago

"So... what do the undead race look like in the chinese version then? :P"

Like someone has used polyfilla on them:

http://www.wowinsider.com/2007/07/03/the...
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Uphill Struggle

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9 years ago

@byron

"anyone with all the consoles wouldn't need to ask that."

Quite right, hence the question :)

Cheers for the answer by the way, I'm glad there is more to it than being made to pay to play online.
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9 years ago

"Microsoft's superior software"
Written with no irony whatsoever?

As an aside: can someone please explain to me what is so vastly "superior" about MS's online services such that they would actually be worth paying for? its been nagging at me for ages.
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Halo 3 expansion gets renamed

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10 years ago

If i remember rightly from the Halo books (what? I'm a geek) ODSTs are affectionately known as "Helljumpers".

Though i suppose having that as the subtitle might have made it sound like a game about an item of knitwear with demonic tendencies...
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Suicide game developer tackles Telegraph

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10 years ago

I assumed this would be about Karoshi, a far superior (and at times fiendishly difficult) game where the aim is to kill yourself in new and interesting ways. Karoshi translates to "Death from overwork".

I and some workmates got completely addicted during a particularly boring weekend shift.

[link=http://gmc.yoyogames.com/index.php?showtopic=362308
">http://gmc.yoyogames.com/index.php?showt...

and
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European Home beta invites "shortly"

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10 years ago

Hmm... you'd think that for something like this - a social networking 3d world - the word 'active' would mean someone with a large friends list that spends time text/voice/video chatting... though i fear baz is right and it'll be the guys sitting in their own assgroove that havent logged out of Cod4 since their mum bought it for them, ho-hum.
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MS man takes a pop at Wii Fit

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10 years ago

"We've seen some research that says 60 per cent of people who bought a Wii Fit play it once and don't play it again,"

"We asked Microsoft employees and threatened them with death if they said otherwise"

interesting that 40% chose death... :D
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Original Driver for PSN next Thurs

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10 years ago

I wonder if they have fixed the bugs yet?

Theres one particular one that sometimes occured when watching a replay after successfully completing a mission. For some reason your car hits something that wasnt there the first time around, which stops everything until your car explodes.... at which point the game tells you you've failed and need to do the whole mission again.

Was a great game (particularly liked the car physics and the fact that hubcaps fell off and rolled away under heavy braking) but it was clearly not finished.
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Ubisoft to release games for Mac

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10 years ago

I notice its not Hawz.... that would be a much more enjoyable game in my opinion :P
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No PS3 Trophies for Resistance or COD4

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10 years ago

Its the nature of the beast that is Sony i fear, they promise all sorts but are rarely able to keep those promises and produce the goods. Thus creating negative new stories like this for themselves.

MS promises nothing, and delivers it (for a small monthly fee) ;)

It has been said that Uncharted already has an achievement-like checklist in the game, but this is true of Ratchet as well - every insomniac game since either spyro 1 or 2 has had skill points (though unsure of resistance now I come to think of it) - its a real shame that they couldnt take a moment to convert these to Trophies, as I'm sure as hell not downloading super-retarded-top-down-shootar-HD just to see what they're like.

Ho-hum
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Heavenly Sword acting better than Beowulf

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10 years ago

...except that an awful lot of the "ingame" cutscenes were prerendered in order to improve loading times (I'm amazed the xbox fanbois didnt find this out at the time)

Still a great game though, the combat was fun, and the storyline and characters were very emotive - I don't think I've ever hated a boss as much as Flying Fox (poor Kai)

Right, m'off to play twing twang...
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Drunk-driving group cross with GTA IV

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10 years ago

I haven't dared drive after drinking in the game yet, in the same way that I haven't done so in real life - because there are consequences in both.

I have done it however in WoW - I don't see anyone complaining about that (admittedly its not quite the same, but being inebriated in charge of a flying dragon seems more dangerous to be honest :P)
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MGS 4 features "implied child rape"

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10 years ago

"DOWN WITH THIS SORT OF THING"

"CAREFUL NOW"
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Sony back in PSN Thursday routine

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10 years ago

To be honest I think faking a seizure would probably go unnoticed here too - though if they did they'd be unlikely to let me drive home afterwards.

Noones noticed my manflu either... yet, they will once they catch it too, bwahaha!
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More Wii Fits coming, says Nintendo

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10 years ago

Its ok lads, look - theres an ad at the bottom of the article that says we can purchase Wii Fit from Amazon.co.uk! :P
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Games a "colossal waste of time"

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10 years ago

"just think . . . .
when he's dying, games will be still alive.
And when he's dead, games will be still alive.
Still alive.
Still alive."

The cake... is a colossal waste of time, allegedly :)
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Ubisoft adds portfolio to Steam

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10 years ago

gief Beyond Good and Evil!
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Viking: Battle For Asgard

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10 years ago

Two uses of the word 'nous' in one review.

I find that both repetitive and dull... :P
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PS3 version of COD4 to get patch

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10 years ago

The only differences I can see are the mute option (which is very handy indeed) and now the infinity ward logo appears when a map is loading...

am I missing something?
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Call of Duty 4 gets GOTY Edition

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10 years ago

Agreed, the spawning is my main bug-bear with COD4 online - some of the maps are absolutely huge yet you never spawn there, instead you respawn in the same tiny room which has been chain-grenaded by the enemy since the start of the game...
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