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Up For Debate - Do You Complete Your Games

Written by Joffy S on 01 March 2015 at 16:00

It always come to my attention when browsing Steam achievements or PlayStation trophies just how many people never get around to completing a game. A quick browse through Steam reveals just how commonplace this is. Less than half completed Portal. Less than a fifth finished Batman: Arkham Asylum. Same goes for Deus Ex: Human Revolution.

The Walking Dead Season 1 is a great barometer of this. Basically all of its achievements are progress related, so you can directly see the drop-off from players. We can see 81.8% got the Out of the Frying Pan achievement for completing chapter one of episode one. This takes about 10 minutes or so to get. This tells us over 18% of PC players bought the game and played it for less than 10 minutes. [More]

Element Gaming Mouse Cobalt 120 Review : Battling The Elements

Written by Joffy S on 01 March 2015 at 14:00

Currently priced at £9.99, gaming mice don’t come much more budget than Element’s Gaming Mouse Cobalt 120. Compared to some of the big boys out there with their £100+ peripherals, expectations are understandably low for the Cobalt 120.


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Rockstar Unleash Stunning Grand Theft Auto V PC Ultra Screenshots

Written by Joffy S on 01 March 2015 at 12:00

It would be fair to say Rockstar has got us more than a little bit hyped for Grand Theft Auto V. The prospect of tearing it around Los Santos with everything cranked up to the max is almost too much to bear, and we’ve still got a two-month wait to go.

We can already hear the sound of mod makers putting their ideas in motion though, and the PC GTA V community is set to be a massive deal when it arrives. I can just picture the carnage on a 32-player Grand Theft Auto Online GD server. To remind us just how special GTA 5 is going to be on PC, Rockstar has sent along some beautiful new screens from the PC version, promising one of the best-looking open-worlds we’ve ever seen.  [More]

42 AI Nations Are Causing Chaos In Civilization V Battle Royale

Written by Joffy S on 01 March 2015 at 10:00

I don’t know about you but during my wrestling watching youth it was always the yearly Royal Rumble that captured my attention the most. Something about thirty ‘roided-up beefcakes having at each other in a tiny ring was sublime chaos, so it only makes sense slinging 42 AI nations together in Civilization V is a recipe for divine entertainment. 

The experiment’s been battling away over on Reddit’s Civ community for more than a week now, and it’s absolute carnage as the 42 nations go toe to toe. It’s all 42 of the game’s nations battling, using a stack of mods to achieve things like doubling the number of possible civilizations and not needing any player input whatsoever. [More]

Does CPU Performance Matter And Cause System Bottlenecks In Todays Gaming

Written by ZeroHour060 on 28 February 2015 at 16:00

In the world of PC requirements, it can be hard to decide just how well your PC will run a game. With CPU requirements on the rise (as well as GPU requirements), one can become a bit unsure if their CPU can cope with the stress of modern big name games. Well my friends, today I will put your minds (hopefully) at ease. I ran a few benchmarks with my FX-8350 while playing Far Cry 4, and the results were quite surprising!

What I did was take my FX-8350 and lower the core count and core frequency with a little ingenuity. I turned it into a FX-6300, Athlon X4 730 and even an Opteron 1352. The FX-8350 at stock speed meets the Recommended requirements for Far Cry 4. The FX-6300 is just above the Minimum requirements. The Athlon X4 730 is a bit below the Minimum requirements. Last (and certainly least), the Opteron 1352 is well below the Minimum requirements. [More]

The Order: 1886 Review : Bourgeois Boogie

Written by Joffy S on 28 February 2015 at 14:00

The dreaded QTE. The bane of many a gamer. I can vividly remember being amazed by their introduction in Shenmue, allowing Ryo Hazuki to perform all sorts of feats that didn’t seem possible with a controller. We’ve come a long way since then, and the Quick Time Event has become a much-loathed feature across the gaming world. Nearly every action game manages to squeeze a few in somewhere though, it’s like they just can’t help themselves, and The Order: 1886 takes this to its logical extreme.


Scenario Generator Offers Limitless Replayability For Dark Souls, Civ 5, The Witcher 2

Written by Joffy S on 28 February 2015 at 12:00

I stumbled upon this site the other week and I thought it was a pretty neat idea, particularly if you’re like me and you have the imagination of a paving slab when it comes to your game choices. Fully good or fully evil is usually about as far it goes for me on customising a playthrough, and any RPG you show me I instantly one to be a lockpicking, backstabbing rogue.

It’s a pretty simple idea really, but Scenario Generator has a list of titles from which it can randomly select a set of options and choices to make both before and after a game has started. Whether it’s Minecraft, Civilization V, or The Witcher 2, it gives you a new spin on playing and makes sure your games have infinitely more replay value than they are often given credit for. [More]

Life Is Strange Episode 2 Has Been Delayed

Written by Stuart Thomas on 28 February 2015 at 10:00

Those looking forward to the second part of Dontnod’s promising episodic adventure Life is Strange will be disappointed to hear it’s been delayed until an as-yet-undisclosed date. Life is Strange - Episode 2 was originally supposed to arrive on March 13th, but publisher Square Enix has said it now has no idea when it will arrive.

Dontnod has clearly hit some sort of stumbling block in the run up to Episode 2, although there’s no official word yet on just what has caused this delay. Episodic games have a history of running over schedule, with even the episodic masters Telltale Games often failing to deliver for months at a time. [More]

What Are You Playing This Weekend - March 2015 Edition

Written by Joffy S on 27 February 2015 at 18:18

February’s been a bit of a tame month when it came to new releases. We were originally meant to be tucking in to Grand Theft Auto V for the entire month, but Rockstar’s insatiable appetite to delays means it’s now even further away than we thought.

Still, there’s been a number of other games bubbling away in the meantime, including the first episode of Resident Evil: Revelations 2, the Homeworld Remastered Collection, and of course Total War: Attila encouraging us gleefully back to war. There’s certainly plenty of gaming to be getting on with for the weekend ahead for everyone in the GD community… [More]

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