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1 Year ago
Strafe is 1996’s best shooter, coming 2017Strafe is 1996’s best shooter, coming 2017
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Not to be confused (as I initially was) with the other 1996 FPS game Strife... which I seem to remember really enjoying when I was 10. One of my first encounters (in gaming or otherwise) with a dark dystopian world. One of the early games to blend RPG elements with FPS gameplay of the time... And looking on wikipedia I see a definitive edition was released on steam in 2014. I might just have to revisit this classic (and apparently largely forgotten) game!
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2 Years ago
Topic of the Week: What are your favourite horror games?Topic of the Week: What are your favourite horror games?
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STALKER, though not strictly a horror game really got me quaking in my boots many a time. Genuine fear of being out in the wilderness at night, of unknown mutant creatures, of marauding bandits and those nasty anomalies. No other game has come close imo to creating as tense and atmpspheric an open world as savage and opressing as The Zone. A masterpiece of horror without being a horror game.
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Ears-on with HyperSound, the magic speakers that act like a pair of invisible headphonesEars-on with HyperSound, the magic speakers that act like a pair of invisible headphones
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Around the £500-600 mark for UK customers...


http://commercial.audionation-uk.com/?s=hypersound&post_type=product

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Ouch.

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2 Years ago
Topic of the Week: Do you have time for 100-hour games?Topic of the Week: Do you have time for 100-hour games?
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Yes, I have a lot of time for well made, expansive open world games where I can get lost and watch time fly, and then when you finish your session with the prospect of so much more to come still to do.

However I would agree that some games like this, while fun can just be tick box exercises which get a little repetitive *cough* looking at you, Ubisoft *cough*


Above all else though, I need a good story narrative to drive me. I can happily dart off side-questing most of the time, but my interest quickly drains when I have no compulsion to carry on. And no, achievements do not count!

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2 Years ago
Deus Ex modded to within an inch of its life in GMDXDeus Ex modded to within an inch of its life in GMDX
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I may be lambasted here but I'm not ashamed to admit that when I first played a demo of deus ex when I was quite young I really didn't get on with it and never went back to it properly. Always felt a bit bad seeing it described as one of the best games so often. Seeing it described here as a stonking stealth game but a shocking shooter makes me feel better as I didn't get in to stealth gaming untill a bit later.


Seeing as I'm just coming to the end of human revolution after reading the recent article on here it might be time to revisit the original with this mod...

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2 Years ago
Topic of the Week: Do you care about review scores?Topic of the Week: Do you care about review scores?
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I think appropriate scores (ie 1-5, not 1-100) are useful at a glance if you are just looking at many reviews to get a quick feel. Assuming you use the score to summarise the full review instead of reading it, I think having separate scores for different elements is more useful, as is a quick list of specifics the game did particularly well or particularly poorly. Also, a "if you like x,y or z then you'll probably like this game" can help.

It's all subjective though so it comes down to learning the people reviewing and eventually finding reviewers you trust! :)

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Topic of the Week: Are there too many games on Steam?Topic of the Week: Are there too many games on Steam?
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Hey dude, nice face... lol.

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Yea you should look for a medpack

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