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3 Weeks ago
Delayed until autumn, Bigben Games release a new trailer for Outcast - Second ContactDelayed until autumn, Bigben Games release a new trailer for Outcast - Second Contact
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The trailer looked pretty awful by modern standards. So much so there was a brief moment where I wondered if it was from the old game. Certainly didn't endear me to whatever might be released later in the year.

Still, as long as there are no tired faces...
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Mass Effect: Andromeda gets blockbuster launch trailer, reveals fate of the Golden WorldsMass Effect: Andromeda gets blockbuster launch trailer, reveals fate of the Golden Worlds
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> until its March 23 and we’ve got the disc in our hands

Wow, gaming like it used to be. Will you be queueing overnight outside a shop to get a copy?Reply
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Queuing up at midnight to get a box with a download code inside is the modern-day equivalent, right?

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1 Month ago
Donnie Yen is set to star in a film adaptation of Square Enix’s Sleeping DogsDonnie Yen is set to star in a film adaptation of Square Enix’s Sleeping Dogs
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Big fan of Donnie Yen. The finale fight in "Flash Point " http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0992911/?ref_=nm_flmg_act_31 is something quite wonderful.
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2 Months ago
Asus ROG Strix Z270i Gaming review:a great foundation for your mini Kaby Lake machineAsus ROG Strix Z270i Gaming review:a great foundation for your mini Kaby Lake machine
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> make their PC look like the 70’s dancefloor of Studio 54

LOL, well done.
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2 Months ago
What's the Marvel Avengers game that Tomb Raider and Deus Ex devs are working on?What's the Marvel Avengers game that Tomb Raider and Deus Ex devs are working on?
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A warp develops close to Avengers HQ. A small group of Avengers are drawn through into an alternate reality where research scientists working with the military and a mysterious combine have opened a gate into a different dimension allowing all manner of creatures to flood Earth.

The resistance is being led by a single brave scientist ably assisted by his recently bereaved girlfriend and a large robot dog.

The Avengers help out for a while, but have to return to Earth for some nonsense involving a mad robot, leaving the scientist to complete the job.
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4 Months ago
Mass Effect: Andromeda: release date, setting, combat, story, system requirementsMass Effect: Andromeda: release date, setting, combat, story, system requirements
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> though she will have a bubbly personality

I want to kill her already.
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1 Year ago
XCOM 2 box art makes skulls sexy, new trailer wages warXCOM 2 box art makes skulls sexy, new trailer wages war
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I want the T shirt.Reply
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I'd want it only so I could burn it.

Looks primordially unsettling. Like a Trypophobia thing.

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1 Year ago
XCOM 2 declassified: why Firaxis are ripping up their strategy layer and starting againXCOM 2 declassified: why Firaxis are ripping up their strategy layer and starting again
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"Explicitly or not, they’ll tell you that XCOM is about loss. Why not build the sequel around that?"
That would be a first. To have a game you can't win, where there's no happy outcome, where not being annihilated is the best possible outcome. Kobayashi Maru.Reply
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Heavy Gear.


The entire campaign is a large scale retreat after your capital ship ends up becoming disconnected from the fleet behind enemy lines. And the whole time you're personally blamed for everything that goes wrong.


The actual gameplay was a blast. But that story / campaign was one of the worst things I've ever had to play through. Nihilism does not make for a fun game. Not losing is not the same as winning.

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2 Years ago
Microsoft’s Phil Spencer: “It's time for us to talk about gaming on Windows”Microsoft’s Phil Spencer: “It's time for us to talk about gaming on Windows”
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Dunno. Microsoft may be looking at Steam and Steam OS (that's still a thing, right?) and wondering how much of their Windows sales they'll lose if it all actually works. Perhaps we'll see XBone games running on Win10 on PCs.


But I'm not holding my breath because all I'm expecting is a 'roadmap' and promises of Unicorns.

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Yes, SteamOS is still a thing, and although there's no word on a release date, there are currently hundreds of games available for Linux with more released every day. In fact, I bought Empire: Total War earlier this week.

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2 Years ago
Topic of the Week: How do you play episodic games? Topic of the Week: How do you play episodic games?
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Nope. I prefer the continuity and keeping the whole season in my head over a week or so while I play through. Somehow, adventures and whatever TWD is never have the same appeal on a second run through and the gap between episodes is just too long...


HalfLife killed any desire for cliff hangers I ever had :-) There's also the abiding fear that the developers will go tits up mid season...


Perhaps what TWD needs is to record all the choices you made in earlier episodes and lets you use them to play the earlier episodes back as a movie to bring you up-to-date ready to play the next episode...

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Yeah I wouldn't mind so much if it was just say, a week. But if you're waiting an uncertain amount of time up to a couple of months, it can be difficult to remember everything that's come before.


The far worse alternative for me would be to replay episodes before playing the new ones, to "get back into" things, and that just kills the sense of progression. in the story events.


As it stands I platy them altogether, but personally I tend to stretch the whole playthrough over the course of weeks, if not a month or so anyway. So there's still sufficient time for everything to "sink in" and not really kill off the cliffhanger moments, but at the same time I'm not stuck waiting months for the next bit.

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