Space Pirates and Zombies 2
The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
14 days 19 hours
9 days 5 hours
Grand Theft Auto V
7 days 21 hours
4 days 18 hours
More to the point there are technical reasons you can't use a betamax in a VHS player, on the other hand a for all it's genuine advancement a VR headset is a monitor to stick to your face. The problem is the market wants an (expensive) peripheral and oculus wants a console-like platform they control.
It's been basically unplayable to me since day one, and I have a GeForce 970 and 8gb of memory. Agree with the Avalanche stuff, too. Mad Max is a gorgeous game. It could do with a little more gameplay variety, but you can't fault its technical prowess.
And this, boys and girls, is why pre-orders and season passes are increasingly becoming a raw deal for gamers. Instead, you should save your lunch money for holiday sales and for buying nice flowery cards to Mom that say "I love you".
Most season passes and pre-orders are a rubbish deal, even when the game works. Usually full of costume changes, boring "extra" weapons and so on. Ubisoft, EA and WB have spoiled it for everyone.
I feel that the worst bits of Open Worlds was brought in by the console ports - particularly the later Tomb Raiders and so on. The "find the 250 bits of special crud" missions that don't add anything.
Then the game designers wanted to reward people who collected them and started to give you better weapons, abilities or other things ... then they became pretty essential to getting past the challenges and then these bits become mandatory "fun".
I actually really enjoyed Shadows of Moria for the procedurally generated challenges of the Orcs levelling up and becoming more powerful nemesis - great fun. However a bit annoying about the collecting I had to do to win against them.
I want to make my own stories in these open worlds - imagine that the pedestrians are talking about the weird person who just wheelied down the street or leapt off the side of a building. I want more than just the comments of "I say!" from the civilians in Assassins Creed when I climb buildings. I want people to run screaming or hilariously ineptly try to stop me.
They keep on trying to involve connected mobiles, tablets, multiplayer - however if I wanted to play an mmorpg then I would be. I have kids though - I need to be able to pause the game when I want and not be killed.
More procedurally generated stories in these open worlds and less collecting and railtracks.
I miss PC Zone too. I love games and can be serious about them but life is too short for not having some silly fun.
Too sick to play! Argh!
No - Microsoft have proved that they can't handle games by lumbering us with the awful "Games for Windows Live" app. Running GTA4 that was bought through Steam and then needing an always on connection for GFWL or it wouldn't save your progress was horrific. I had a dodgy internet connection (god damned BT) at that point too. I tried to have an offline account with it - but then that stopped the DLC I bought for Fable 3 from downloading and that it kept on confusing the two accounts and auto-signing on. Crashes, password schemes based around hotmail, horrible interfaces... Yeuch. The games that can't be played now unless the game maker went back and updated years old games...
The fact that many games studios have been bought by Microsoft and then died doesn't bode well either.
Steam has earned my cautious trust. Microsoft earned my condemnation.
I'm sorry - since when was GamerGate discussion over "morals and integrity"? All I see is rape and murder threats. If there is someone in there who isn't doing that then it's time for them to bail from that group and they can try to start up a new one themselves. This one is tainted beyond repair.
Who cares if journalist's accept stuff from the AAA studios so long as that doesn't affect their reviews? If they do it in secret - then give a good review on the basis of that then they are rubbish but they will get found out soon enough anyway - it's not exactly a secret due to bloggers mentioning it anyway - but most of this GamerGate stuff appears to be just "She's a woman - she must have slept with him to get a good review" (although it appears that he hadn't given her any reviews since they got together - so is this just all about the *possibility* of a good review?).
My two favourite websites are The Register - where they used to have a bribe chart up with the promise that any bribes given would be accepted but also mentioned in the article. They are currently banned from Apple meetings and expo's since Steve Jobs took exception to some articles they wrote in 2000's where they obviously hadn't drunk the cool-aid. It hasn't stopped them hilariously picking apart the Apple releases (and the Microsoft, or any other company really). Their motto is "Biting the hand that feeds IT" - it's not like they keep it a secret.
The other one is this one - since it's the closest thing I have to the fabulous PC Zone magazine that would also tell you straight if something was rubbish. My subscription got changed over to PC Gamer automatically - but they were all too dull and serious. Don't suppose you guys want to put up a Bribe Chart too?
Since when is Islam about peace and self enlightenment? All I see is terrorism, misogyny, and terrorism threats. It's obviously not because all my sources only publish articles about bad news, it's because Islam is inherently bad, right? You never see any gaming journalist talking about the good side of gamersgate is because it's against them, so why would they give it positive attention? Posting an article about how you and your colleagues are paid off and bribed by publishers won't get you lots of readers, but talking about how the vocal minority of an organization (that is against corruption in gaming journalism) is sending out RAPE and MURDER THREATS?! That's far more sensationalist. Also, I'm sure anyone who has played games online in the last 14 years, or been on the internet at all ever would know that any idiot can go and be anonymous, and say anything. So why give these people the attention they so desire? Oh right, because it buys pity and support for their cause
Dammit - this sounds like they are laying the ground for delaying until the End of 2015 - which will inevitably slip into 2016 due to production details, etc.
I am a casual developer - interested in trying my hand at 3D creation when I can spend the time - but I wanted to wait until the consumer version due to the higher-specced (joke?) version.
Looks like I may have to bite the bullet and go for the Dev Kit 2.
I salute your joke, sir!