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23 Jun 2020 23:05:20
Command and Conquer remaster.

So this came out in May and I thought I'd give it a little time before bringing it up. Mainly because I was so hyped for it that my opinion and review' would have been bias.

The one thing to know about a remastered game, is that it's meant to just be a clone with upgraded graphics. However, that means that the plethora of bugs and issues that was in the original game, are also in the remaster...

The pathfinding of the AI is just, stupid.
steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=2131322985
As you can see from this screenshot, the AI has no clue what social distancing is...

Also, when large armies are moving, it causes the game's texture loading script to completely collapse. This means your input is delayed by as much as 90 SECONDS. This is totally game breaking and means you can be defeated without even challenging your enemies army...

Also there was a big balancing issue in the single player campaign for some reason, Mission 8A on Tiberian Dawn and 12C on Red Alert were actually impossible to complete lol.

Thankfully they released a patch yesterday which fixed most of the issues, but some still persist.
I think the game is heading in the right direction, but there is a way to go yet.

For £17.99 you could buy much worse.

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20 Jun 2020 07:29:25
the PS5 looks set to be rather large as compared to the previous versions and against its competitor, the xbox series x.

are we seeing a return to a superior console or atleast somewhat close to pc performance? i know the specs have been released but some times the specs alone aren't enough. i'm guessing the size is also due to the cooling needed for the high end parts. would like to hear some opinions!

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23 Jun 2020 22:50:00
Maybe. But don't expect it to last long lol. PC's are always upgrading, optimising and setting new records.

You may need to look on youtube at some of the enthusaist builds, they are comparable to super computers some of them lol.

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25 Jun 2020 00:27:42
sure PCs are better but games like fifa are far superior on console. anyway were talking about the ps5 here, as its common knowledge pcs are superior when u combine with high end components.

havent found much time to be on my pc lately but i'm going to have to build a new one soon. mines already 6 years old haha.

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27 Jun 2020 22:19:18
Actually there may be a complete change to online PC gaming in the next few years, as there are some services that will allow you to play high end games on low end PC's. Services such as 'Nvidia GeForce Now' and 'Google Stadia' are growing their list of available games and the technology is improving monthly.

This will negate the need to buy an expensive hardware just to play the latest games. Could be interesting, especially if it's made available to console too.

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28 Jun 2020 11:59:07
i think were far away from that though. at least at a global scale. those that u mentioned haven't really had a successful launch and imo it only suits couch gaming.

any other game (especially online) that even remotely leads to latency issues, will not be a good option to play on stadia. that will be its downfall until the world is equipped with good internet. i'm from Malaysia, with 300mbps internet (pretty decent for home use where i'm from) but also consider that most games don't run their server where i am. itll probably be singapore/hong kong and that affects us alot.

'share screening' as from stadia would multiply the input delays. good idea, but maybe the world is not ready for it yet.

{Ed001's Note - even with good internet there will always be a delay, so they will only ever be any good for casual gamers. Hardcore competitive gamers will always need their own rig to run. The issue with the PS5 will be the price I expect.}

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28 Jun 2020 17:21:37
agreed Tris, i think that's why they went with an additional option without the blue ray player. it is absolutely to make bank on the psstore.

i suspect they would rather take a loss on the console to sell higher volume, as those who purchase the cheaper model, will be spending their money on the psstore to get games. brilliant decision if u ask me, console lasts for years and they'll make more money that way in the long run.

{Ed001's Note - I have never understood why they never went down that route a long time ago.}

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20 May 2020 14:05:58
I wonder if Sports Interactive(SI) will add the virus of 2020 to their next Football Manager game.

I know it seems a silly thing to wonder, but SI are known for including real world events in their game. Things like failed drugs tests, brexit etc, have all been included in their games.

If they include it, I wonder how it will work. A couple of leagues have decided to void their seasons and a couple have ended them early and announced league winners. So will this work on a chance percentage or will it stick with what happened in reality and have some leagues end early and some postpone until a later date?

What do you think?

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28 Apr 2020 09:55:58
Anyone that likes strategy games Total War: Shogun 2 is being given away for free on Steam at the moment. If you do like strategy games then you will love it I am sure. It is one of the best strategy games.

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12 Apr 2020 15:45:38
My most enjoyable time with gaming was with the Commodore Amiga. I'd play such a variety of games, now it's just the same games year in year out. They are great games nowadays but many lack the gameplay of yesteryear. What's everyone else's?

{Ed001's Note - The Division 2 is certainly relevant at the moment.... I do agree though, games have become just about what is popular and easy to make. Nothing different or interesting really.}

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12 Apr 2020 18:00:21
Gaming is like clam hunting. You'll come across loads of empty shells, but once in a while, there is a brilliant pearl hidden amongst it all.

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16 Apr 2020 20:45:22
Definitely right!! I find the really interesting games generally come from indie developers. Games like Firewatch and Abzu for example

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09 Apr 2020 18:15:28
Has anyone been playing the closed Beta of Riot-Games FPS title Valorant?
A lot of people are claiming this is going to be the cement boots to Counter-Strike.

You can definitely see the Counter-Strike influence as well as their own League of Legends graphics and ability mechanics. Will certainly be interesting to see how this turns out.

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16 Apr 2020 20:47:48
Doubt I'll get a beta key, looks sick tbf, if the abilities aren't too central to winning rounds I think it could be a decent contender to CS, where all others have failed.

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27 Mar 2020 20:48:21
Something just occurred to me when typing on the United page, surely if esports are ever going to become mainstream it’s now. It can be done virtually, whilst social distancing, and has no competition from sport as it’s all on the back burner.

Also seen today that they are going to run a virtual national be interesting to see how it’s received. Apparently red rum and tiger roll are going up against each other.

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31 Mar 2020 00:50:29
To be fair I think gaming in general has been progressively getting bigger ever since about 2008, but the professional eSports has been in decline or plateaued. It had it's peak back in about 2013/14 when League of Legends had that $25 million prize tournament.

Since then, streaming really caught on which has more or less put professional gaming on the back shelf. Players like Summit1g and Shroud bailed on professional gaming because it's more profitable to stream.

Plus there is the CSGO market place. Where people sell pixels(gun skins) for money, all because they have a unique pattern or whatever. You can make quite a huge profit on there if you know how to trade and when to buy/sell.

I think if you're talking purely about gaming then yes, this time in lockdown will give it a massive boost, which will likely lead to more people sticking around on it.

Professional eSports may get a slight boost, but it's pretty much just seen as a stepping stone to making it big on streaming.

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03 Apr 2020 19:40:02
THanks HSF, I’ll be honest I’d much prefer to watch the real thing but thanks for the insight into the industry.

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21 Mar 2020 12:43:05
Is it to late to restart from the last checkpoint?

Hope everyone is safe and well and has plenty of games to get through if you are having to self isolate.

{Ed001's Note - games like RDR and Fallout come into their own at times like this!}

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25 Mar 2020 04:21:09
Thank God for two new releases within 3 months. Doom Eternal(which is amazing by the way) and Command and Conquer remasters(C&C and Red Alert), which I am going to sink a monsterous amount of hours into.

I've already completed Doom Eternal on Ultra Violence difficulty and started on Nightmare tonight, which will probably take me quite a few sessions as the game play is so intense at times.

Command and Conquer comes out in June I think and the gameplay videos that came out, have been really impressive. Everything is just a slightly updated version of what it already was, enabling higher resolution graphics. However they have added a couple of new features, such as unit queuing (THANK YOU!), a Skirmish mode for the original C&C and all new sound tracks to go with the originals, including previously discarded tracks that didn't make the cut for the original release. There is apparently more to be announced, such as possible new units and bonus campaign missions.
My only worry is that it's got an EA label on it. I know it's not specifically made by EA, as it's being made by some of the original dev team from Westwood Studios, but EA like to interfere, set boundries, cut budgets, liquidate development teams and many more horrible things, so I am a little hesitent to go all in on it. I am at about 90% though...

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20 Mar 2020 15:26:12
Doom Eternal is an absolute masterpiece.

Everything about the game is as close to perfect you can get. Both slow paced and relentless, complex but simple, fun but very difficult(especially on Nightmare difficulty) and full of lore (story), which is totally optional.

I highly recommend this game if you're big on shooters, love the Doom franchise and can cope with how intense the gameplay can be.
8/10 - probably game of the year.

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14 Mar 2020 08:51:49
Anyone looking forward to The Last of Us 2?
I can't wait, with the graphics out now I think this could be the best game ever so far.

Any other upcoming games anyone looking forward to?

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14 Mar 2020 15:53:29
Doom Eternal and the Command and Conquer remasters.

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16 Mar 2020 18:57:42
Not so much the last of us 2 as I found the 1st game overrated,not that it was a bad game ,doom and command and conquer very much so plus ghosts looks interesting and streets of rage 4

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13 Mar 2020 16:24:10
With Doom Eternal just 7 days away, I thought I'd share a theory.

Doom Slayer / The Slayer / Doom Guy / The Doom Marine, is the Emperor of Man in Warhammer 40k, and the Doom games are his origins story. Here is why I think this.

- He has been bestowed "Terrible power" by the Seraphim.
- He fights against Daemons(Chaos army)
- He is the only one they fear.
- His Praetor suit is a precurser to Space Marine armour(shoulder cannon and retractable blade).
- He has a strong liking for heavy weapons and chainsaws.
- He has walked through the Dark Realm(The Warp).
- He was the leader of the 'Night Sentinels'(AKA the Grey Knights)
-He is the saviour of Humanity.
- And finally, let's be real here... Doom Slayer is arguably the only video game character from outside of Warhammer, that could have an impact on that universe. He is a massively overpowered character that has no equal in his own game, even his enemies are terrified of him.

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24 Mar 2020 15:54:25
This is such a good theory!!! I wish we had more 40K video games, loved space marine but I'm pretty sure they shut the servers down :(

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27 Feb 2020 14:36:27
Anyone wish there was a new fight night game out ,I hope they bring one out soon boxing has been on a high now for the last 5years ,and as good as UFC is it's not boxing ,a good career mode and strong weight classes and roster is needed with good and realistic movement and gameplay aswell .

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03 Mar 2020 11:42:23
Honestly, I think there are too much politics with in the sport, to allow for a Boxing game that involves real fighters. If you're unaware of these politics in the sport, then in brief.

Too many sanctioning bodies, too many independent promotions, too many divisions and way too many Boxers for there to be any way to get a civilised discussion going about a potential game. It will have even more struggles than F1 did, regarding their driver image rights, which lead to Alonso racing at 48 years of age, as a few teams refused to allow different drivers in their cars in the game. This has since changed and it's a better game.

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17 Jan 2020 23:26:00
DOOM: Eternal trailer released 3 days ago. SO HYPED!

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04 Jan 2020 18:46:26
Rumours are that EA's PC Platform "Origin" is going to get shut down.

All EA games will be placed in the Steam Store, and this includes Origin's premium service "Origin Access". This will happen during 2020 in a gradual process.

I'm glad for this personally, I think Origin is an awful client, full of bugs and not well made. I did have concerns about Origin Access though, as I'm a subscriber and have paid the annual fee(£89.99).

{Ed001's Note - I am with you on Origin being awful. You can't even use controllers on a PC through Origin, which makes racing games pointless as you are unable to use a wheel. I really hope you are right and it does go on Steam.}

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04 Jan 2020 19:33:20
Well in terms of EA games going onto Steam, that's more than just rumours as EA have already started the process with Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order.
According to Windows Central, FIFA, Battlefield V, The Sims 4, Unravel 2 and Apex Legends are all due to join steam this year.

{Ed001's Note - that would be much better, that Origin is a pain.}

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16 Jan 2020 19:12:33
So after more digging, it seems that Origin isn't going to get shut down, but almost converted into a game launcher. Similar to Rockstar Launcher.
I suppose that's better than keeping it as it is.

{Ed001's Note - seems pointless to me, those game launchers are just a pain.}

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29 Oct 2019 06:32:02
Modern Warfare brilliant game. Only issue I have with all of them is the campaign is far too short. Just glad it's back. Also spec ops is back for those interested in that.

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04 Nov 2019 19:33:19
Great game, really enjoying it.

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