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I think anyone who thinks current gen console graphics are great has not played any recent PC games on highest. XBOX 360 and PS3 games looked bad enough several years back – now they just look low res, obsolete and suffer from crappy framerates. This gen has never been quite powerful enough to deliver what it promised in my opinion – the next gen has so much to offer: anti-aliasing, true 1080p, dedicated 3d gaming, USB 3.0, integrated motion controls, bluetooth (not just for ps3), HDMI as standard, 60+ fps (ok maybe I’m dreaming), wifi (out of the box), SSDs for faster loading, fully featured controllers from the get go – the list goes on and on.

Either way, anyone who thinks this gen is “good enough” is going to have their eyes opened sooner or later. 🙂

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Would you take fashion advice from this guy?

 

Doom creator John Carmack has shown his distaste for industry elitism, and says there’s nothing wrong with making popular games like CoD.

I agree, and there is also nothing wrong with making popular games that suck, like CoD, because it’s always good to have something to Iove to hate! 😛

I respect Carmack as much as anyone, but he’s a programmer and rocket scientist, not necessarily a massive gamer or a designer. If he tells me Nvidia is better than AMD, or that Megatexture is some good shiznit, I believe that. But design? Well, I take his opinion same as anyone elses along with a pinch of salt, a nod of the head, or a straight “sorry mate you’re fuckin’ wrong”, but in the end that is my opinion same as his. He provides the engines that allow creativity; like Gibson make guitars for anyone who cares to use them. And if Carmack likes Britney Spears then that is his call, but she’s still awful.

And I’m yet to see Carmack rockin the Prius, that’s popular, so you better give up that ferrari Carmack! 😛

Duke Nukem Forever

Posted: July 20, 2011 in Gaming

First of all I will explain that any FPS that isn’t exclusive should preferably be played on PC, and this game was designed and developed for PC for nearly 13 years before quickly adding PS3 and XBOX 360 versions, so if you have this on a console, you are shit outta luck – let that be a lesson for you.

Unlike many console players, I fucking loved this game –  so much so that I made a gameplay music video showing some of my favourite things about the game (most of which involved shotguns, pipebombs, tripbombs and lots of punching people aliens in the face).

Now don’t get me wrong, this is not a “good” game.  This isn’t Mass Effect, damn right it isn’t, and it sure as hell isn’t Half Life 2 – and thank god for that.  When I started Duke Nukem Forever, I had a piss, ran into the stalls, picked up a shit and threw it everywhere, I drew about 10-15 penises on the white board, I jumped in front of the mirror cos it looked funny, punched Christian Bale in the face, told some kid his Dad was a pedo, and generally made an ass/immature idiot of myself.  Later I ran over alien’s feet in a small RC car, had a long look at Nukem’s great white filled fish tank, blew pigs apart in slow motion and tried to see how many pipebombs I could get to explode at the same time as the gibs flew everywhere… maybe I am a deranged lunatic for saying this, but despite everything, despite DNF being a “bad” game, I was having a great time – and that was just the first couple of levels.  No, this game is not a “good” game – this game is actually fun.

8/10

Hail To The King, Baby! He doesn't get any classier, but does he need to?

I would recommend a playthrough of Duke Nukem 3D shareware for anyone who hasn’t played Duke Nukem before attempting Forever, as it does have a huge nostalgia factor going for it!

Eddy has gone and made a new TF2 video about the Spy – which just happens to be my favourite class – and his new abilities: namely, kicking ass in plain sight!  Check it out, it’s awesome!  TF2 – Feelings for Spy Video

So I asked my bro Eddy (a real expert on all things graphical, believe me), “how is the new Crysis 2 patch looking?”

Here is what he had to say:

Hey! Where's my DX11?

Looks like a different game man – it’s crysis 3

It looks better than some CGI films… (and) if there are any negative murmurs through the community now they can just fuck off to be honest, because it really is an amazing improvement. – Eddy

So, everyone who has a beast of a computer and a copy of Crysis 2:  stop whining, get the patch downloaded, it’s free and it’s awesome!

Click here for a Crysis 2 DX11 Gameplay Video recommended by Eddy himself!

Awesome as this looked on my PS3, I'm drooling over the PC version!

What amazes me here is: why go the trouble of buying the Tribes brand?  HiRez might as well have called this Global Agenda 2: Arena and had done with it, might actually be successful.

What was the point in stringing everyone along (HiRez studios have been communicating with the Tribes community for some while) with talk of being true to the franchise – when they really might as well just have started with a “**** off! this game is gonna be an Unreal 3 engine muliplayer Halo mod with jetpacks so shut yer face”.  If HiRez Studios had any wish to keep a remaining fanbase, surely they might actually try to include the essence of the original games, rather than REMOVING features and ADDING restrictions to make way for their ill-advised Free-To-Play/Pay-To-Has Cheeseburger revenue mode.

Regenerating health, 1 (useful) weapon, oh – and a cover system right? That’s gotta be the next update!

Why would I ever buy any weapon other than the Spinfusor?  The rest of the weapons are relatively useless on their own. Fan buyout anyone?

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OK rant over, see picture and trailer below, because whilst Ascend *sounds* awful it is actually looking ok:


Gameplay Video link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oevWde_F-yU

Perhaps I should calm down, listen to my brother’s sage advice and wait til it comes out before I pass judgement! 😛
EDIT:

Info leaked from the Alpha testing that’s causing a fuss:

  • The 2 weapon Primary / Secondary slots are currently in the game.
  • Health Regeneration is in and apparently is really hurting the gameplay
  • if an asset is down and no one repairs it, it self repairs after a given time limit of not being repaired.
  • spawn: you do indeed spawn in whatever loadout you have selected. apparently testers dont like this, but hirez does and it seems like this will be in the game no matter what – hirez does not agree with the testers on this issue.