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Best cosplay video ever! Arguably

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6 years ago

The colonial marines and minecraft were the highlight!
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New Rambo screenshot teases old locale

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6 years ago

That video for "The Last Blood".

What the...
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Borderlands 2 review

randompanda

6 years ago

@5h1nj1 - Wait until you play. It's exactly as I described, which is to say - brilliant. When you reload certain weapons, you throw them away and then they explode. Then they reform in your hand, fully loaded. They use twice the ammo though!
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6 years ago

I figure this will be downvoted to hell - but whatever - Spent some time with it today and I have to say i'm kinda disappointed.

PS3 performance is incredibly choppy when one player is using the menu system in split-screen, resulting in a few really cheap deaths. They really do throw you in the deep end and there's a lack of cohesiveness to the introductory levels that kinda makes it feel a little too similar the the original but without the charm.

My only real highlight so far have been the weapons that when you reload, are thrown as a grenade - then respawn in your hand fully loaded. Genius. The draw distance is also pretty great and makes for some fun sniping.

It's a grower, but it hasn't added the stuff that the original lacked such as more depth to the worlds, missions and characters - and ended up introducing some seriously painful performance issues.
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Square Enix launches cloud gaming portal with Hitman: Blood Money

randompanda

6 years ago

Well, it's a novel concept - good luck to them. The only bit that's alerting my spidey senses is the fact that you have to install a browser add-on, a given, considering what you're doing - but it's a given that it's likely to be spyware too.
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Rock Band Blitz Review

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6 years ago

"So who is Rock Band Blitz for? The newcomer to the series, who doesn't want to fork out for plastic instruments but will instead have to start downloading songs almost immediately to keep the game fresh"

No offence but I bought the entire instrument band pack for 20 a couple of years ago, most shops struggled to shift them and they're still available for very cheap.

DLC on the other hand is still the same sort of prices you'd pay for iTunes music (I accept writing the tabs costs money to do) - buy a couple of albums' worth of music on Rock Band and you could have bought the instruments themselves.

Shame the music available in this title is pretty poor or it'd be a track-pack buy for me!
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Co-op the key to Dead Island's success, 6500 years of playtime logged online

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6 years ago

Fair play to them - the Co-op was well-implemented, the net code seemed to be able to handle a fair bit and overall ran beautifully for me - yet I barely touched the co-op!
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Sadistic indie platformer They Bleed Pixels now set for Steam rather than XBLIG

randompanda

6 years ago

Looks frustrating but brilliant. I'm getting nervous just watching someone else play :/
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Steam expands beyond games in September

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6 years ago

I for one, welcome our Steam overlords!

(Nah all good really. Diversify!)
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Dead Trigger dev: "I do not believe that piracy can be stopped"

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6 years ago

I would have thought the move to free distribution on iOS was less to do with illegal downloads and more to do with sales perhaps naturally stagnating after launch, and moving towards a more tested model of making cash - advertising, upgrades and/or cross-promoting other, newer titles, instead of charging a couple of quid up front.

It's a sad state of affairs that the Android platform isn't quite as lucrative for some developers, but it's the way the platform has been built - and instead of complaining about it, just adapt.

One thing is for sure - you're not going to guilt trip people into buying your games.
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Lost Humanity 6: Killing Pirates

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6 years ago

The word piracy is meant to stigmatise people who download content. It's not meant to be an accurate term, it's merely tabloid-friendly jargon.

There's a change coming - digital distribution is embracing what many people have been doing for years, music 'piracy' through Napster lead to legitimate forms of music distribution becoming highly successful. Steam has done the same for gaming.

Copyright laws are changing (some for better, some for worse) and recent developments such as allowing the resale of digitally purchased games shows that the world is adapting for this new era.

The most important thing though is that nobody outside the media uses the term 'piracy' to describe the act. They simply say they download something - never distinguishing.
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Free survival game Pulse emerges from Vancouver Film School

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6 years ago

Pulse sounds amazing!

(barely a pun - I apologise)
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Ir/rational Redux: a puzzler unlike anything you've played before

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6 years ago

I love free things!
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App of the Day: Gauge

randompanda

6 years ago

That trailer is mental. I'm pretty sure she's saying "Why are you filming me?" at the end :/
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Petition to play as a woman in Aliens: Colonial Marines surpasses goal

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6 years ago

I can't be the only one who thinks a petition with 'over 1000' signatures is hardly sky rocketing.

This petition is their right, but giving it coverage is frankly embarrassing.
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Call of Duty Online announced and shown in video form

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6 years ago

It's reusing old maps. We already *have* this game in the west.
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Sony spends $185k on .playstation domain bid

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6 years ago

I can't be the only one who thinks those prices seem pretty cheap? I mean, they're a relatively small drop in the ocean for most of those companies anyway, but being able to have a top-level domain for a couple of hundred thousand dollars - something i'm assuming they'll own forever - is a bargain from a brand's point of view.
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Lollipop Chainsaw's Suda 51 plays Tokyo Jungle

randompanda

6 years ago

I liked the bit where that guy said something and they all laughed!
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Uplink on iPad is fan-made port

randompanda

6 years ago

That's a really great attitude for them to take - unlike the usual cease-and-desist nonsense you get from most developers nowadays. Everyone wins!
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The Journey Down: Chapter One Review

randompanda

6 years ago

That's a shame, it looks pretty fantastic - i'll probably give the free version a whirl then.
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Halo 4 internal multiplayer beta gameplay video leaks

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6 years ago

I'm glad to see someone's actively fighting the good fight and trying to bring VHS back into the mainstream.
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Gearbox: Aliens: Colonial Marines a "massive" project, hundreds working on it

randompanda

6 years ago

The character movement is so clunky in that gameplay trailer. That should be the first clue to how this is going to turn out.

The next big issue is going to be the ridiculous number of bullets it's going to take to kill one Xeno, that's been a pretty big issue since AvP1 - instead of going for quantity of bugs and making them hard to spot - they've simply just made them take a decent chunk of a mag to down just one of them.

Then there's this big ol' delay...
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Fake Angry Birds developer fined 50,000

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6 years ago

@Sponz

Whilst you can indeed use that, 'costed' in the context i've explained is perfectly acceptable.

Nice try though!
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6 years ago

"Each message costed 5"

Only "costed" when you 'costed a project'. Otherwise it's merely cost.

Red mark for you, see me after class!
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Ghost Recon Commander invades Facebook

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6 years ago

"John Romero's studio delivers social spin-off" is one of the saddest things I think you could read on a gaming website.
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Go Robo!

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6 years ago

"Dream Date" ?

I suspect this may well be Japanese.
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Zenimax threatens Dragon Shout app creator with legal action

randompanda

6 years ago

In the meantime... free publicity! ;)
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Wolfenstein 3D celebrates 20th birthday

randompanda

6 years ago

Happy Birthday!

(Makes me feel old)
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Team Meat lays into "abusive, manipulative" free-to-play devs

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6 years ago

For the majority of the casual market it's ideal - they can have literally hundreds of games where they never need to pay a penny and get their tiny bursts of content before getting bored and moving on.

It's utterly terrible for serious developers of course, or for those of us who want a little more substance, but honestly? If it's commercially viable it's not going away.
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Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance trailer

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6 years ago

I hate the word 'Revengeance' so very much :(
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Game of the Week: Trials Evolution

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6 years ago

"Look at the astonishing last two weeks, which have casually served up a fistful of game-of-the-year contenders:"

Can someone do me a favour and name the games in question? I guess it'd be too much to expect the article itself to link to them, but i've been away on holiday for a bit!

Cheers guys :)
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App of the Day: Temple Run

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6 years ago

If you're going to do this daily, might as well go as far to mention things like the size of the app - and even though you've mentioned it's free in the article, you might want to mention it formally at the end of the article for clarity, especially considering a lot of these games didn't start life as free apps!
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OnLive app rolling out for iPad, Android tablets

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6 years ago

"which incorporates virtual joysticks and virtual face buttons" for virtually no fun!
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Brink is free to play on Steam all weekend

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6 years ago

Are there differently priced versions of Brink on steam? I don't understand why there's the mention of the 75% discount, but no mention of the actual price.
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Sony: PSP "confused customers"

randompanda

6 years ago

Patronising son of a bitch.

It was a games console with the worst joystick "nub" thing ever designed and a proprietary media format that failed to overshadow the fantastic hardware and an initially brilliant software lineup.

You know who was confused? You were. Try next time listening to your customers.
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Modern Warfare 3 vs. Battlefield 3

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7 years ago

A face-off where a single sentence addresses audio?

Christ.

The guys who recorded and mixed MW3's audio have clearly only ever heard a gun being fired through an .mp3 recording in their iPod headphones.

You know you got it wrong when years-old BFBC2's (excellent) audio even outclasses it.
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Sledgehammer: Modern Warfare 3 isn't camper-friendly

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7 years ago

The whole "dogtag" collection aspect has certainly made camping trickier in its respective gametype. The rest of it is still quite the campfest at times though.

Survival's wonderful though. The attention to co-operative play in this should be an example to other developers.
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Rock Band to see "fundamental reinterpretation"

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7 years ago

"what people are doing now" translating to "we're developing a touchscreen-based title"
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No left-handed mode in Skyward Sword

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7 years ago

In this day and age it's just irresponsible to treat a portion of your market like they dont exist.

It's probably best I just treat them the same way then.
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Blizzard sells server blades for charity

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7 years ago

Biscuit - Because it's not the definition of charity. Charity would be a selfless act, this appears to be a way of shifting old hardware - and recouping its cost, the tax deductions associated with charitable donations and a PR move all at once.

It's a no-lose situation for them.

Use your noodle.
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randompanda

7 years ago

Net profit going to charity, not the final sale price. I'm pretty sure this would be more noble if just the entire thing went to charity. Also makes me question what they'll value these things at before they're "breaking even".

I guess anything going to charity's a bonus, but it seems like such a clumsy way of going about it.
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Deus Ex: HR DLC dated, priced

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7 years ago

So, 14.99 in the UK then yeah?
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Apple: iPod is world's biggest handheld

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7 years ago

Plants versus Zombies on iPhone has consumed my life :(
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Face-Off: Bodycount

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7 years ago

Codemasters - pretty much says it all.
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Sony attacks Xbox 360 content policy

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7 years ago

Competition is good, a single console market would be terrible for the consumer.
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Sony launching Virtual Boy-style visor

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7 years ago

"two 720p OLED screens"

Fuck the resolution - especially at that size, and distance from the eye. The refresh rate is what's going to make or break this.
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DICE won't let you shoot BF3 civilians

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7 years ago

I have no problem with not being able to kill civilians. Reading his excuses though, and his reasoning that all gamers would instinctively want to shoot children is bordering on offensive though, as well as stereotyping his customers.

Combine that with his turns of phrase "because I think people will do bad." and "where they can do bad things" in the context of a video game about killing people, and I actually wonder if this guy is actually 12 years old.
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Gears of War 3 season pass announced

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7 years ago

Stuz359 - I dont think this article's been worded particularly well. I don't think you pay 2400 for the pass AND then pay for each bit of DLC with a discount applied - the 2400 is basically like buying all the DLC upfront at a discounted rate.
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Dead Rising 2: OTR gets sandbox mode

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7 years ago

This is literally the only complaint I had about these games, because it meant my time to "experiment" was limited so drastically by the need to "be somewhere, pronto!"

I understood why it was there, but this was one time when I think a choice would have been nicer - so this announcement is most welcome!
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Razer readies "world's first gaming laptop"

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7 years ago

That keyboard looks like the exact opposite of what i'd like to play games with.
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