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Quick quick, tickets for EGX 2018 are now on sale

weebl

1 month ago

On the fence about it this year after going for two years. It might help if you didn't let bloody kids in that should be in school and turn up in school uniform. All they do is get in the way, spread colds to everyone and generally act like little cocks.
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Everybody's Golf lands PS4 release date

weebl

1 year ago

Day one for me. Haven't played a version since the PSP one and really miss the franchise.
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Nvidia GeForce GTX 1080 Ti review

weebl

1 year ago

VR benchmarks should be a thing by now I reckon, since I play non-VR at 1080p but still look at high end cards with the aim of improving VR.
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Nintendo's Switch media kit includes heartfelt messages from Reggie and Zelda's director

weebl

1 year ago

Well it didn't hurt with No Man's Sky, so why not?
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Elite Dangerous players now know why the galaxy turned beige

weebl

1 year ago

So they basically decided to make the game even less interesting than it already is, then. The only game I know of that has a mod to let you watch YouTube and surf the internet because travelling anywhere is so mind-numbingly boring
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Brexit blamed for incoming UK App Store price rise

weebl

1 year ago

If we were a country with a backbone, we'd vote with our wallets and stop buying goods from Apple but instead we'll just swallow it and carry on like its fine.

It isn't wrong to want to get control back from the EU and people that voted for this shouldn't be blamed for the state of the pound now. If the effects of voting to leave were known to be the shambolic shit-show of non-planning we know now, perhaps things would be drastically different. It wasn't unreasonable to expect both options to have had long term plans put in place.
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Watch: Here's how switching the Nintendo Switch works

weebl

1 year ago

@gdkjones got a Rift, Vive and PSVR then? If not, you're really missing out.
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Nintendo's precarious reveal runs risk of Switching off fans

weebl

1 year ago

The controllers aren't that expensive - just look at Oculus Touch. Users are happy to lap up 200 for those! 75 is nothing in comparison.

/s
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Black Friday deals for Wednesday 23rd November

weebl

1 year ago

I saw Dishonoured 2 for PS4 at 20 in my local Game at lunch. Probably been reported before but seems like a great price.
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Rocket League free underwater Aquadome DLC today

weebl

2 years ago

@cowell No problem.
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Project Scorpio won't have any exclusives

weebl

2 years ago

I was rather hoping they wouldn't copy Sony in this respect. With a machine so much more powerful than the normal xbone, it seems a shame to "hold back" the graphical improvements to just increased resolution and/or higher frame rates.
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Surprise! Trials of the Blood Dragon is out now

weebl

2 years ago

This franchise died with Fusion. They always take the good things and make them shite, don't they.
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Halo Wars 2 release date set for February

weebl

2 years ago

65 for a 11.99 game. Right then.
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Take a look at Microsoft's special edition Iron Man Xbox One

weebl

2 years ago

Looks complete shite.
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HTC Vive review

weebl

2 years ago

@Sousuke_Sagara because it is a new media with new rules. Nobody knows exactly how to produce guaranteed success in VR at the moment. Added to that a lot of developers are small indie's so the likelyhood of seeing AAA sheen is unlikely at this point. But it says a lot that basic games with low budget graphic content can be so compelling.
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weebl

2 years ago

@dogmanstaruk not sure I'd consider Budget Cuts' mechanic "dubious". It's a genius method of transporting the player through a level without making them vomit. Unless there is a medicinal way to combat motion sickness, it's the best we have right now.
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Oculus Rift review

weebl

2 years ago

@Agathia certainly Oculus (but probably also Valve and Sony too) simulate the distances between your eyes and your neck, so the view actually does change when you move your head.

The reason why motion sickness kicks in is because your eyes are experiencing motion but your brain is not getting the linked senses from your ears, causing your brain to invoke a sickness feeling in your stomach to throw up anything you might have eaten to feel that way. By spending more time in VR it is possible to train yourself not to feel sickness as much, but it isn't pleasant to have to put yourself through that.
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weebl

2 years ago

@spindle9988 from what I've read by people with similar deficiencies in sight, your vision in VR will only be impaired as much as it is in real life.
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Project Cars on Oculus Rift looks intense

weebl

2 years ago

Unless they've optimized it heavily, you won't be getting that sort of graphical fidelity from a 970. I have a 780 and have to have most graphics settings on Low-Medium and with shadows off to hit 75fps at 1920x1080 and even then it dips below that with certain parts of tracks and numbers of cars.
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CCP's Gear VR shooter Gunjack is coming to PC, Oculus Rift this month

weebl

2 years ago

@chrisf isn't sitting on a chair what you do when playing a game or watching a film anyway?
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Reality check: what SteamVR gaming actually offers

weebl

2 years ago

@CaptainKid you'd probably think differently when you're trying to navigate an FPS with your stomach tied in a knot and breaking out in a cold sweat. I've tried that - it wasn't fun.
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Acer X34 Predator vs XR341CK: two ultra-wide gaming displays reviewed

weebl

2 years ago

@Fourfoldroot VR is still several years away from being used as a monitor / workspace. I've used Virtual Desktop and whilst it's novel, having to lean in to see text and having a hot face throughout isn't really a workable solution.

Which is not to justify either the price of these monitors nor the Rift itself.
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Watch Star Citizen reveal procedurally generated planets

weebl

2 years ago

Makes Elite Dangerous: Horizons look a bit half-arsed, especially for 40, doesn't it?
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Eurogamer readers' top 50 games of 2015 voting

weebl

2 years ago

@porkface TIS-100 wasn't in the list.
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Elite Dangerous: Horizons launches today

weebl

2 years ago

@SwissTony1994 "Also I hate the word 'apologist', with a passion, just because someone has a difference of opinion about something does not make them an apologist"

Sorry, probably an insensitive way of me expressing my point. So many people get so sensitive about games like this that they will go to the nth degree to discredit anything that upsets them. Here they can just neg the fuck out of my comment so it appears I don't have an opinion at all.
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weebl

2 years ago

@SwissTony1994 I played it briefly when they introduced the factions. I'm not sure how effectively online play got focused but I see what they were going for. I last played it when CQC was released and by all accounts that is the best part of the game hands down. If only more battles were played out in the actual game that way.

I guess with planetary landings I was expecting more than just procedural generated rocky planets. There's nothing that suggests that 99.99% of planets out there are so generic though, and from a pure "game" perspective it sucks that they all look so identical, doesn't it? At present it just feels like they've taken space stations, plonked them on planets and given you a buggy to drive about in. Are there planet based missions?

I don't want to decry people that take enjoyment out of the game as it stands, I really don't. Its just based on how good it could have been and how great their Royal Blood trailers made the game look on TV, there is just a whiff of dishonesty about Frontier and the way they conduct their business. Charging so much for what appears to be quite minimal content doesn't convince me otherwise I'm afraid.
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weebl

2 years ago

@SwissTony1994 The 100 hours I spent in the first Beta were mostly entertaining. If you were around then, it was a spherical play area with a few dozen systems in it. I could see a lot of promise in the game and a lot of promise was hinted at by Frontier, so yes, I was stoked in it.

But then as the second Beta came along (the capsule play area) and mining was introduced, I had the sudden realisation that this was not going to be an in depth game with a strong gameplay focus. Yes, you could trade goods and sit bored in front of the screen, yes you could mine and sit bored in front of the screen, yes you could shoot bad guys and that would be entertaining for a while but the AI was so pathetic even that became boring.

Frontier forums and Reddit started cottoning on to this realisation and and apologists began defending the unfinished game saying "it's a vertical slice of the game - of course it doesn't have all of the gameplay in yet". Many people were actually banned from posting in the Frontier forums through showing concern about a product that they've helped Kickstart and should have some creative decision in (as promised by the developer). But as official release got ever nearer, these apologists took a different stance and fought for the game's existence on the basis that it was an empty book - you create your own adventure.

This is where I have a problem with it. I can't gasp at the beauty of space even in the Rift when most of the planets look identical and for the most part are just designated by markers on my hud. I can't make up some fantasy about AI appearances being more elaborate than some random algorithm that makes them appear sometimes and not others.

I was calling you pedantic for contrasting my enjoyment with Space Engine where for the most part I just look for really pretty planets, with me playing Elite Dangerous where for the most part I just sit staring at numbers count down.
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weebl

2 years ago

@SwissTony1994 it is a form of interactive entertainment is it not? My spare time doing anything for fun can be measured in terms of whether I was bored or not. You're being pedantic.
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weebl

2 years ago

@Azhrarn beautifully written hyperbole sir. It reminded me of the time I first played Zork; the images it conjured in my mind were better than any graphics are to this date and the world offered infinite freedom to do whatever I wanted in its vast world. Lo, an open world sandbox game that originated in the 70's!

To anyone sitting on the fence about buying Elite, download Space Engine for free instead - it's more accessible, more varied, prettier and less boring.
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weebl

2 years ago

A lot of negging going on here for people voicing their opinions on the snoozefest that is Elite Dangerous. I bought the game whilst it was in beta for 50; it offered so much promise and I sank over 100 hours into it before it's "official" release, also having a Rift gave me a great experience. However once you've spent another 20 minutes (no exaggeration) flying from a star to a distant station with the constant droning of the engine and slowly counting down distance readout, the attraction very quickly wears off.

The game is one huge never ending grind and whilst some people appear to be fine with that, I am not. To increase my spend to 90 just to add some very grey/brown generic looking planets is preposterous. I'll think twice before buying another Frontier game again.
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Fawn over these lovely Way To The Woods screenshots

weebl

2 years ago

@GilJaysmith I was going to critique your company based on the content on it's website, but it doesn't even load.

Just thought I'd let you know so you can open up your copy of FrontPage 98 and fix it.
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Fast Racing Neo review

weebl

2 years ago

From the videos I've watched it looks too fast for my old brain - ships grinding and bouncing off the sides of the track in pretty much every video.

I welcome more future racing games though - there haven't been anywhere near enough in recent years.
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Just Cause 3 review

weebl

2 years ago

What an extremely harsh review. I've just spend the last few hours in it (on PC) having (literal) blast. Sure, it feels more like JC 2.5 and doesn't do anything particularly new, but when everything feels so good as it does here I can't see the justification in slating it.

And when I wasn't blowing sh*t up, I was soaring through the air in the wingsuit. So satisfying!
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A guide to the best Black Friday gaming deals

weebl

2 years ago

I've seen equally as good deals in the past few months on hotukdeals to be honest, especially for standalone consoles.
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Gear VR's consumer version will ship this November for $99

weebl

2 years ago

@eightbitboy I don't know who you are posting these repetitive messages to? People that care? We get it - you don't like the idea of VR. Now move on, there's a good lad.
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Official PS4 In-ear Stereo Headset out December for 78/€90

weebl

3 years ago

Why did anyone bother buying HD or 4k televisions when standard definition "will do"?

And Sony make some great high quality earphones and headphones. They have also made some shoddy products like any other company. The build quality of some audiophile equipment is often very poor but that's what you read informed reviews for, not sensationalist articles on Eurogamer.
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weebl

3 years ago

@The_shlaaaag_returns so if it doesn't have seven speakers inside each ear cup you aren't interested? Premium IEM's or stereo headphones are inferior based on the top trumps metric?

Clearly most people on here are perfectly content to listen to audio in games (and probably music too) on poor quality 5 earphones or headphones. How utterly depressing this page must be for any sound engineer or music composer that works in the games industry. Not saying these Sony earphones are worth their money but discarding them without an impartial review is a bit immature.
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weebl

3 years ago

@The_shlaaaag_returns how would you know without hearing them?
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weebl

3 years ago

Playing devil's advocate for a second, 78 for good quality in ear headphones isn't that much - it's really only low to mid range when looking at the whole spectrum of those available.

That's assuming that a) they can be used for normal audio use, b) they sound as good and c) you actually want to walk around with huge Playstation branding on the sides.

All I'm saying is that decent IEM earphones sound infinitely better than the crap white earphones you get from Apple.
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The new Need for Speed remembers what's great about the series, but why is it always online?

weebl

3 years ago

Always online hasn't hurt Elite Dangerous sales any, despite the uproar at the time. Unless people vote with their wallets this shit is going to get worse.

I'll wait for the PC version with the restriction hacked out I think.
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The Stanley Parable designer teases new game

weebl

3 years ago

@vert1go You didn't read the article, did you? The games are not connected. You're also incorrect about The Beginners Guide - it was actually excellent
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All GAME stores will soon get a dedicated Steam section

weebl

3 years ago

Game = CEX but with some new stuff as well as the second hand stuff.

As a PC gamer there's no point in this at all, unless I've somehow got Game vouchers which I want to convert to Steam credit.
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Nvidia Shield Android TV review

weebl

3 years ago

Full-price games are also available to buy, but even once you've bought them, you still need to keep up with your subscription in order to access them
This is the future if you let it happen, people. Don't accept this bullshit.
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"I could do with a bit more money!": Yu Suzuki on the return of Shenmue

weebl

3 years ago

@Calverz Whether I'm a fan or not (I played and loved the first two on my Dreamcast and still have them in mint condition), I didn't back the Kickstarter because I'd almost prefer there not to be a third one instead of having a game that doesn't meet up to my expectations. Yes, I'd like the story to have been wrapped up, but if the game is going to consume huge amounts of people's money and fall short of the unrealistic expectations of everyone, forget it. Elite Dangerous proved how far wide of the mark a community funded project can be.
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The Beginner's Guide review

weebl

3 years ago

Why don't we forget the medium called "games" and just go with "interactive entertainment" instead.

Downloaded and "played" it last night. Found real empathy for both commentator and developer right up to the last chapter, then really questioned the whole point of the experience. Was it an open letter from one developer to another? Should it have been non-profit making? Was any of it actually real? None of these questions really matter I guess - it made me feel things that other games haven't and I'd agree with it being an essential purchase especially for people who make games.
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PS1 at 20: Fluid's symphony of drugs, dolphins and drum'n'bass

weebl

3 years ago

You had to be pretty stoned to find this enjoyable
I disagree. As a youngster without a PC with FruityLoops at that point, I enjoyed making loops with this and "live mixing" it with the editor.
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Minecraft finally digs into virtual reality with Oculus Rift support

weebl

3 years ago

It's a shame then, that the Minecrift mod which is already pretty much perfect on DK2 has been available for months.

Too little on offer I'm afraid.
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We're all Palmer Luckey on the cover of Time magazine

weebl

3 years ago

@ABC123XYZ Well, not both of them together, no.
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Infinifactory review

weebl

3 years ago

@linea you can enjoy both at the same time you know. They aren't that similar even though they have the same qualities. Oh, and buy TIS-100 as well while you're at it.
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PewDiePie talks money

weebl

3 years ago

@zezyan He works in excess of 12 hours a day to create content that millions of people worldwide like. I think your comment is redundant.
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