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    Ideas that should be things.

    Everyone else has probably had exactly the same idea pop into their head, but I've just realised the best possible use of the Oculus Rift. A licenced Knightmare game.
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    HL2 doesn't have any cutscenes, but it does have...

    HL2 doesn't have any cutscenes, but it does have a few cuts. HL1 fits, though.
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    Yeah, the reboot of it is pretty but hollow; it...

    Yeah, the reboot of it is pretty but hollow; it lacks the thoughtful design that made the earlier ones so good. Dishonoured pulls quite heavily from the originals and the original Deus Ex in terms of...
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    I agree with your point, but Eve isn't actually...

    I agree with your point, but Eve isn't actually that great an example as virtually nobody uses the Eve market in the "lets buy stuff at A, take it sell it at point B" manner which the Elite series do...
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    This. Calling it "extras" is rather disingenuous...

    This. Calling it "extras" is rather disingenuous - that kind of content is the real heart of the site, not "news/reviews article with pun headline" which it's taken a backseat to in recent times....
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    Sorry to butt in like this, but is Richard Burns...

    Sorry to butt in like this, but is Richard Burns Rally still the best rallying sim?
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    "Hispanic" as a term in this context is generally...

    "Hispanic" as a term in this context is generally used to refer to Latin America.
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    The game seems interesting (though I've not had a...

    The game seems interesting (though I've not had a chance to play it), but I've always found this "cultural appropriation" thing to be a bit of a ridiculous concept when taken to these kind of...
  9. Blancpain? Pfft ...

    Blancpain? Pfft
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O4HSpx3aBq8

    It's all about WEC (as much as I love WRC, it's a bit one-sided atm). How is WRX shaping up, I haven't been paying attention?
  10. Technically isn't the road noise limit whatever a...

    Technically isn't the road noise limit whatever a police officer deems too loud rather than a Decibel limit so those ridiculous cans aren't always illegal on road.
  11. Thread: Thief

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    To a degree, yes - to take an example, the...

    To a degree, yes - to take an example, the balcony entrance in The Sword in the first game is a designed usage of it. But the original Thief games were made with a distinct almost simulation-like...
  12. Thread: Thief

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    People may overestimate how much tactical...

    People may overestimate how much tactical awareness it actually had, but it was one of the first big games to use Goal Oriented Action Planning so it did actually move things forward quite a bit.
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  13. Y'know, after however many years of doing this...

    Y'know, after however many years of doing this I'd have thought they'd have got it so that at least the purchases would go through even if the downloads ended up being at 56k speeds. But nope, I'm...
  14. The thing is I remember it being about...

    The thing is I remember it being about influential games rather than best games (so featured Night Trap, I distinctly remember that) and starting with almost the exact same pattern (Pong,Space...
  15. It's really annoying me, I know I've seen a...

    It's really annoying me, I know I've seen a programme that had the same format and almost exactly the same touchstones but can't find any reference to it.

    Was this a repeat from a couple of years...
  16. Of course it mentions the ZX Spectrum, '80s...

    Of course it mentions the ZX Spectrum, '80s bedroom coders and Elite. It's obligatory for any of this type of coverage in Britain.

    Its the one point of non-global games culture that will be...
  17. Sure, the internet's generally a better source...

    Sure, the internet's generally a better source for specialist coverage and that goes for more than just games.

    Take cars, for example; the level of detail that Top Gear is pitched at hasn't been...
  18. The problem with it was just how familiar it all...

    The problem with it was just how familiar it all was; it's exactly the kind of programme that's been made every time someone at a TV channel has gone "oh, games are a thing, maybe we should do a show...
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    Not Deadliest Warrior enough. The IRA maybe?

    Not Deadliest Warrior enough. The IRA maybe?
  20. Thread: Thief Series

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    Yeah....

    Yeah. http://www.ttlg.com/forums/showthread.php?t=140085

    Its quite nice in that it removes a bunch of limitations on things like texture size & depth, the game crashing over 1000 polygon...
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    Drab palettes in post-apocalyptic settings are a...

    Drab palettes in post-apocalyptic settings are a cheap and lazy crutch for people who take the "Oh, just make it look like Mad Max 2" approach.
  22. Alice & Kev ? http://aliceandkev.wordpress.com/ ...

    Alice & Kev ? http://aliceandkev.wordpress.com/

    I find the best ones of these are usually games that are all dynamically done, but I thought this playthrough of Hatoful Boyfriend was great (though...
  23. What people aren't telling you about 6 & 7 is...

    What people aren't telling you about 6 & 7 is that the gameplay boils down to mashing the A and S keys while walking backwards and its mostly padding. Its still strangely compelling, and the music is...
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    Really? I mean, I like a good IPA but Punk was...

    Really? I mean, I like a good IPA but Punk was really disappointing to me.
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    Yeah, but the capital isn't necessarily directly...

    Yeah, but the capital isn't necessarily directly under the control of the primary title. If you've got a Kingdom, then the secondary title of Duke of Placewithcapital usually ends up going to a...
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