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Jeremy Peel responded to Jac Atax comment in
3 Weeks ago
Fable 4 remains a badly kept secret, so play this modern classic from ex-Lionhead devs insteadFable 4 remains a badly kept secret, so play this modern classic from ex-Lionhead devs instead
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Uno, doesn't have spades.
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The Xbox 360's premier PvP game. Touche.

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Lolssi responded to Jeremy Peel's comment in
3 Weeks ago
Want to reduce your Assassin's Creed Odyssey wanted level? Kill againWant to reduce your Assassin's Creed Odyssey wanted level? Kill again
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The last one, Origins, had an auto-save system - seems likely Odyssey will function in a similar way.

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Aah too bad. Thanks for the info anyways.

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Jeremy Peel responded to 16LK comment in
1 Month ago
We dug through West Virginian folklore to find Fallout 76 monstersWe dug through West Virginian folklore to find Fallout 76 monsters
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Nice to see the connections between the monsters and the legends; the "ornate, buried building" is the capitol in Charleston (gold dome and all).
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Nice spot!

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Jeremy Peel responded to BLACK KNIGHT comment in
1 Month ago
Prey is getting a major update, and it's live tonightPrey is getting a major update, and it's live tonight
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Mate, its not free
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You're right, we got moon fever back there - the free, nameless update includes story mode, survival mode, and new game plus. Mooncrash and Typhon Hunter are separate and paid-for. Or Preyed for.

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Jeremy Peel responded to QDP2 comment in
1 Month ago
Skyrim for Alexa wasn't just a joke - it's out nowSkyrim for Alexa wasn't just a joke - it's out now
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Was hoping we'd get to mess around with this through the Alexa phone app, but unfortunately the 'Alexa Skill' that is Skyrim Very Special Edition is only out on the US amazon store. Us brits are going to have to wait till Amazon adds it to the UK store (or force a way around with a US-Amazon account)
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What a shame! I work from home, and it'd be nice to shout my way through a quest while writing up the E3 news this week.

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Jeremy Peel responded to RMB Jump comment in
3 Months ago
What could cheat commands do for Far Cry 5?What could cheat commands do for Far Cry 5?
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Here's a twist:

Hurk is a G-Man.
It's not an incident for him to be in a place of conflict. He's a reason the conflict is happening.
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I'm going to have to go away and think about this. A lot.

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Jeremy Peel replied to 7 questions on the Tom Clancy's The Division Review
2 Years ago
Tom Clancy's The Division review snippet What's the sniping like in Tom Clancy's The Division?
If you like heads to pop when you click them, you're going to be disappointed. This is a shooter in which you'll be thinking about DPS, not one-shot-kills, and on the harder modes especially you can expect to sink a whole clip into an enemy - even if you're sinking those bullets into their skull. There ARE rifles with sniper scopes, however. And lovely big propane tanks strapped to the backs of enemy Cleaners to aim for. Good fun, that.
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KeefBaker responded to Jeremy Peel's comment in
2 Years ago
Are games REALLY good value? Let's do a mathsAre games REALLY good value? Let's do a maths
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Chomps would require a completely different algorithm, given all that chewing.

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However, more difficult to split unless you put them in the fridge, and let's not get started on Curly Wurlys, we'll be here all day.

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Prime responded to Jeremy Peel's comment in
2 Years ago
XCOM 2 reviewXCOM 2 review
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Second-to-second (and over lots and lots of hours) I'd say I haven't really noticed any problems with performance. On a couple of occasions - ambushing a patrol or lobbing a grenade into a thick nest of enemies - I've seen the game struggle to display all the outcomes at once as it does all the maths. But that's all that springs to mind in terms of slowdown.

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I see. I tried it and it doesn't seem to run very well on my system. I can't run at high 1440p 60fps I need to drop quite a lot of settings before I get a solid 60fps. 4670K @ 4.4GHz, GTX 970, 16GB of ram.

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Jeremy Peel replied to 12 questions on the XCOM 2 Review
2 Years ago
XCOM 2 review snippet Are the aliens in XCOM 2 scary?
Oh my goodness, yes. Remember when the enemies were unknown? That feeling of unfamiliarity is back with a plasma-enabled vengeance. Some monstrosity will appear in your peripheral vision, indulge in a little introductory dance, and then a couple of turns later do something awful and unpredictable to your favourite grenadier. You can do all the research you like back at base, but until you've experienced all the horrors for yourself, there'll be nasty surprises galore.
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Jeremy Peel replied to 11 questions on the Grand Theft Auto V Review
2 Years ago
Grand Theft Auto V review snippet How much fun are the weapons in Grand Theft Auto V?
For anybody who still remembers the stiffly undynamic, seemingly hacked-in reticule GTA III came to PC with, GTA V's shootouts feel like a godsend. The cover elements Rockstar introduced in GTA IV are refined here - competitive with (though not better than) similar systems in the dedicated shooters of contemporary gaming. The options for taking control of the fight are more comprehensive than ever before, too. Aim assist is a welcome help when you've eight things to think about while jogging away from a helicopter, but you can turn that off and enable first-person to turn GTA into a passable FPS.
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TsunamiWombat responded to Jeremy Peel's comment in
2 Years ago
Making it in Unreal: Why Rodeo turned down Necromunda for Warhammer 40,000: DeathwatchMaking it in Unreal: Why Rodeo turned down Necromunda for Warhammer 40,000: Deathwatch
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See this is what I was expecting.

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WHHHYY WOULLD YOUU DOOOO THAAAATTTT

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Flappers responded to Jeremy Peel's comment in
2 Years ago
Rocket League 1.05 has landed; filter out PS4 players and play ranked season 1Rocket League 1.05 has landed; filter out PS4 players and play ranked season 1
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That... makes sense. Given that, I can't think of any benefits either.

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2 benefits I can think of...

1. Lower matchmaking times. Quicker to get into games.

2. Less toxicity and flaming all around, as the PS4 players can only use the quickchat to PC players and vice versa

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3 Years ago
Deus Ex: Human Revolution - Director's Cut review snippet How sneaky can you be in Deus Ex: Human Revolution - Director's Cut?
Very. Compared to other shooters of the age, Human Revolution’s pacing is undeniably ponderous. It’s a game about sitting in corners, considering your options - and sometimes initiating a takedown once a guard reaches the end of his patrol path. You have the option of engaging in firefights once your position's given away - but there’s a sense that they’re not to be enjoyed so much as resolved as quickly as possible. While Deus Ex really does support any approach, stealth is its default.
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Jeremy Peel replied to 5 questions on the Far Cry 4 Review
3 Years ago
Far Cry 4 review snippet How open is Far Cry 4 to explore?
Kyrat is split into two, with its southern portion completely open for the first half of the game, and the northern region opened up thereafter. Beyond that, however, there's no stipulation that you play the story campaign at all - every inch of the map is free to visit (though the higher Himalayan mountains are, perhaps understandably, restricted to certain missions and not freely climbable). The addition of zippers, tiny helicopters held together by duct tape, helps fulfill that dream with ease.
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Jeremy Peel replied to 3 questions on the The Crew Review
3 Years ago
The Crew review snippet How good are the sounds in The Crew?
Sometimes in The Crew you go through a tunnel, and the roar of the engine rolls around the road, up to the roof and back at you. Moments like that make you wonder whether more could have been done elsewhere in sound design to capture the primal thrill of muscle cars. But every other noise I've been privy to has been up to scratch, and the soundtrack is a pleasant mix of stomping indie rock, jabbing trance and ethereal orchestral oddness.
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Jeremy Peel replied to 9 questions on the XCOM: Enemy Unknown Review
3 Years ago
XCOM: Enemy Unknown review snippet Are the aliens in XCOM: Enemy Unknown scary?
Even the littlest grey man with the lousiest shot can lay low your crack sniper on a bad day - so in that sense, they're all scary. They're scariest on your first playthrough, when the enemy truly are unknown - learned about only through experience or autopsy. The chryssalid in particular will leave you traumatised the first time its snaps one of your favourite soldiers.
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Jeremy Peel replied to 11 questions on the Left 4 Dead 2 Review
3 Years ago
Left 4 Dead 2 review snippet How bleak is the end of the world in Left 4 Dead 2?
Fairly bleak. Some post-apocalyptic scenarios default to a familiar version of zombie-dom we've long been desensitised to, Left 4 Dead presents a world in which normality is all too recent. Though the cities have emptied out after waves of evacuations, humanity feels close enough to touch. Of particular note are the messages scrawled, crossed-out and rescrawled on the walls of safehouses - missives from loved ones who never found each other, or nihilistic bickerings about the precise nature of the end of the world. That's a hangover from Left 4 Dead 1: new is the cultural influence of New Orleans and its environs, which seeps from the swamps to the streets and into the soundtrack. There's a kind of warmth there. But in general, Left 4 Dead 2's connection with humanity leaves it extra-bleak.
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3 Years ago
Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft review snippet How good are the sounds in Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft?
The small-scale orchestral, pirate-bar soundtrack is absolutely lovely - but on my laptop it's prone to occasional stammering during matches. The options page doesn't offer any solutions, beyond turning it off and sitting at the board in tense silence.
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3 Years ago
The Vanishing of Ethan Carter review snippet How open is The Vanishing of Ethan Carter to explore?
Very, very detailed. The Astronauts have made use of a scanning technique which has allowed them to include in Ethan Carter some of the most photorealistic tree stumps ever committed to code. Reinforce your F12 key - next to Sir, You Are Being Hunted, this is easily the year's screenshottiest game. The devs haven't neglected the broad sweep, though - Red Creek Valley is a place of breathtaking scope, and a surprising number of the views you'll first think of as pretty vistas turn out to be explorable areas of the game.
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