pjmaybe

Assassin's Creed: Evolution of an engine

pjmaybe

9 years ago

If what DF says here is true, and this is V-Synch locked I'll gladly eat my liquorice hat
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Wii Sports Resort

pjmaybe

9 years ago

Let's hope as a first party title, this does a better job of showing off the WMP than the EA and Sega offerings have so far. Half the time you're not even sure if the bloody thing's working in Grand Slam Tennis, and from what I've heard Virtua Tennis isn't any better either.

Maybe the device is just filled with old used pinball machine parts.
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Another Code R: A Journey Into Lost Memories

pjmaybe

9 years ago

What a shame. Looks like the devs just tried to shoehorn a DS game onto the Wii as a straight port. Another Code was alright on the DS.
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ngmoco not planning 3GS exclusives

pjmaybe

9 years ago

I think this'll be common for the main players on the iPhone / iPod touch. They're not stupid enough to limit their market so spectacularly as to produce stuff that's only optimised for 3GS or 3.0 firmware.

Bet you a shit-smeared tenner that the "big players" currently dipping a toe into the iGaming market won't be quite as sensible.
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Wii lacks fighters, reckons Toribash dev

pjmaybe

9 years ago

King of Fighters Anthology says this chump is wrong
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Duke Nukem Forever

pjmaybe

9 years ago

For a bit of added bonus perspective of how long the whole thing has taken, I still had some hair back in '97 :)
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pjmaybe

9 years ago

Sad to think that it'll never really appear. As Shinji so rightly said in the artlcle, a whole new generation of gamers won't even know who Duke Nukem is, and even if a new game appeared wrapped around something like the Unreal3 engine, it'd be an impossibly tough sell to all those industry critics and writers just ready and waiting to bare their teeth and sink their fangs into whatever abortionate creation ended up being shat into existence.

I would've actually liked to have played the 2001 versh just for the sheer garish ugliness of it.

I always thought "The Return of Matt Hazard" was more than a close tongue in cheek parody of the whole DNF thing. And that's generated about as much excitement as the next swine flu report, so maybe it's better that Duke Nukem Forever becomes Duke Nukem Never
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iPhone Roundup

pjmaybe

9 years ago

Just a thought but the whole iPhone section of the site should have live links from the apps in question to the iTunes store. It'd be a nice touch to save having to use the feckin' awful iTunes search.

Otherwise, keep up the good work.
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Metal Gear Solid Touch

pjmaybe

9 years ago

Cor that's busted like something busted...!
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The Big, Fat Question

pjmaybe

9 years ago

Afterthought. Mainstream gaming has been around in one form or another since the early 70s. Yet it's really only in the last 10 years or so that it's become a scapegoat for all of society's ills. Odd that.

Also odd that in the 70s being brought up on a diet largely consisting of interestingly coloured E numbers, kids seemed to be a lot skinnier than they are today too.
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pjmaybe

9 years ago

Article really only needed this line in it:

"That videogames are now in the firing line (in fact, I'd argue that parents' irresponsible treatment of videogames as a surrogate babysitter is what's in the firing line)"

As does the government's campaign. I'll not stick up for Videogames wholly but it's not the only cause of childhood obesity. A couple of generations of parents who basically don't interact with or "parent" their kids is more to blame. If parents got off their own lardy arses a bit more and did more interesting things with their kids than sitting down, joypad in hand, to engage in a bit of co-op then there would probably be a lot less fat kids around.
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Top 10 LittleBigPlanet Levels

pjmaybe

9 years ago

Bah!

No love for Manic Sackboy 1-20
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Retrospective: Beyond Good & Evil

pjmaybe

9 years ago

There's only one single weak bit in the entire game IMHO and it's that fucking stupid "reverse the controls" boss fight right at the end - almost ruined the entire thing but thankfully the game saved itself with a masterful and nasty twist after the credits!

Been playing this again myself recently. Must be the season for it. The insta-death stealth bits are a bit pap but the rest of the game more than makes up for those.

And Jade looks so much better in this than she appears to look in the new teaser (where they seem to have reverted back to the original concept they had for her - bah)
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R-Type Dimensions on XBLA this week

pjmaybe

9 years ago

1200 points. Oh the humanity!!
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LBP the creative star of 2008 - Molyneux

pjmaybe

9 years ago

Good Job Mr Moulinex!! Long may you bray!
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IndieCade Roundup

pjmaybe

10 years ago

Machinarium is bloody lovely, been following that one for a while. Really hope it gets an XBLA release.
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Claymation brawler for XBLA, PC

pjmaybe

10 years ago

Grief, these games are AEONS old on PC. Nice to see that they might finally get a wider audience though.

if anyone ever does another clayfighter game though, I reserve the right to come round and take a large shiny vegetarian dump on their doormat.

Oh while I'm on - freebie claymation side-scrolling shooter here
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The Wheelman shapes up for February

pjmaybe

10 years ago

I dunno, I've seen the footage. It looks very much like they've nicked a few of the assets from Stranglehold, so it might turn out alright.

Anyway guns + driving + shallowness = WIN in my book
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Wii Music

pjmaybe

10 years ago

One thing's for sure, instant top 5 in the all formats charts straight after release.

C'mon. Wii owners keep buying Carnival Games ffs, they'll be all over this like cops on donuts
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GTI Club+ dated

pjmaybe

10 years ago

Wooden in what way? It had a pretty slidey arcade feel to it, heavy on the handbrake. The setting / track made it and it looks like that's been ported wholesale into the game which is good.

The "bomb" mode was also great fun for multiplayer
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pjmaybe

10 years ago

NW - can you imagine, 16 racer Daytona / SCUD Racer with eyecam support?

Why that would be more fun than would be legal...

I wonder if this has FF wheel support...
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"Quite normal" to sing the Qur'an - artist

pjmaybe

10 years ago

One angle on all this that doesn't sit "right" with me is - how the HELL has sony managed to do a pull of all existing copies, and remaster enough replacements in a little over 2 weeks? That's a hell of an achievement.
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Guitar Hero World Tour

pjmaybe

10 years ago

Bless 'im - he's like a non blind non opera singing rock version of Andrea Bottcelli :)
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Prince of Persia

pjmaybe

10 years ago

"I'm a bit upset about the very un-pc use of the word spastic in the review.
Very un-necessary. "

Good job the preview's not sponsored by Sony otherwise you'd have to wait 2 weeks to read it.
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pjmaybe

10 years ago

Facking QTEs...

/shakes fist at Ubi
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LittleBigPlanet

pjmaybe

10 years ago

Joke of a review apart from the score.
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Nintendo making own Wii Jog peripheral?

pjmaybe

10 years ago

Is this to count the amount of paedos that'll be using Animal Crossing online?
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Duke Nukem 3D

pjmaybe

10 years ago

Dan's fixed his 8 key then! Much rejoicing.
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Xbox Live Arcade Roundup

pjmaybe

10 years ago

8 key broken, Dan? :)
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Wii Roundup

pjmaybe

10 years ago

/agrees with PatAU

Not sure it was a wise idea to namecheck the BNP in the photo tags though...still, great roundup. Looking at the release scheds for the Wii between now and christmas, you could do one of these roundups every week and still not break an average score for the lot of more than 4/10
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SOCOM beta keys Friday at 4pm!

pjmaybe

10 years ago

Bah. Wouldn't say no but never lucky with this sort of stuff...
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Death Tank being remade for Live Arcade

pjmaybe

10 years ago

Actually EG should be using the name "Duke Nukem 3D" because that's where the Saturn Bonus version of Death Tank was...hidden on the DN3D disk.

See:

http://www.gamegenie.com/cheats/saturn/D...
(Actually that's "zwei" - the sequel so it could've been in Exhumed too I spose...)
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Eurogamer Games Convention Awards

pjmaybe

10 years ago

What a shame to see top honours go to a Bemani game.
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Spore

pjmaybe

10 years ago

WantWantWantWantWANT
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Vigilante 8 enters XBLA certification

pjmaybe

10 years ago

Vigilante 8 was always the poor cousin to Interstate 76 (the less said about Interstate '82 the better).

Could be alright though. But bet it won't have Groove Champion in it!
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Online distribution made LostWinds work

pjmaybe

10 years ago

LW was such a great little game, set the standards impossibly high for other WiiWare stuff.
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Levine warns against early focus testing

pjmaybe

10 years ago

Bollocks to focus groups. Bioshock wasn't a flop, and the main reason it wasn't was because of the demo.

Still amazed to see this same tired old news story being diced up and rehashed in different ways. Makes me actually wish that it'd bombed at times, even though I enjoyed it immensely - just so idiots like Levine had to go out and do some work instead of endlessly spouting crap like this...
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MySims to appear on PC

pjmaybe

10 years ago

Oof. Weird choice.
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New Midnight Club drifts to October

pjmaybe

10 years ago

Bah. Sort of looking forward to this. Still, I think there's going to be enough new releases in that bracket to more than make up for the lack of a bit of racing.
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Skills Shortage

pjmaybe

10 years ago

Let's see now. Use that gaming degree to get a thankless soulless job in gaming that pays peanuts or...go and get a better paid rubbishy IT support job, requiring a degree in anything whether it's forestry or animal husbandry. Tough choice...

The problem isn't a skills shortage per se. It's a games industry problem generated by having massively high skills expectations and offering scant rewards
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Shame Train Roundup

pjmaybe

10 years ago

Actually forget that, just review more bad games individually (or at least review more games that fall into the murky grey area of a weekly release schedule than just the "AAA" stuff...)
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pjmaybe

10 years ago

So wrong about Crash Time and Bleach: Shattered Blade. With regards to crash time, what other game allows you to race 6 18 wheeler juggernauts on a rally track against an armoured personnel carrier?

And the bug reports there are massively exaggerated. Didn't crash once for me (apart from when I was supposed to, like...)
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Media Molecule surprised by LBP's hype

pjmaybe

10 years ago

Tell you what though, you've seen all the Spore rude stuff. Can you imagine what people are going to do with Little Big Planet when they've got an even more broad canvas to play with?

I'll put money on it being a matter of hours before someone designs a cock-shaped landscape with minges, tits, muff, snatch and arse going on throughout.

And probably jism.
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Ubisoft doing "new version" of Driver

pjmaybe

10 years ago

Whoopie. Ubisoft goes back to cel shading to try and staunch the tearing...
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The Agency

pjmaybe

10 years ago

LOL! No wonder the Alpha Protocol guys got pissed off with me for calling their game an MMO and an RPG. This was the game I mistook it for.

Ah well...this looks far better.
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Battlefield: Bad Company patch tomorrow

pjmaybe

10 years ago

Any chance a patch will sort out the V-Synch issues? Or are DICE one of those developers who think (hope) we're too stupid to notice stuff like that ?
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Rayman Raving Rabbids TV Party

pjmaybe

10 years ago

The only thing worse than a Rabbid is a transvestite party involving rabbids
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Second Rock Band album next week

pjmaybe

10 years ago

I spy with my little eye someone too young for the original Live Aid...
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Space Invaders and Arkanoid DS in July

pjmaybe

10 years ago

People still pay for Space Invaders and Arkanoid games? How quaint!
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