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by James
October 1st, 2012, 4:08 pm
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Borderlands & Borderlands 2
Replies: 106
Views: 18597

Re: Borderlands & Borderlands 2

I finished Borderlands 2 yesterday. Be prepared for a substantial game, folks. The in-game clock was at 64hrs by the end, though it's probably nearer 50hrs in reality. I did most side quests and a bit of grinding for loot, but it's sizeable nonetheless. Overall, I thought it was great; it surpasses ...
by James
September 27th, 2012, 3:26 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Discourse
Topic: Technical Q&A - all computers
Replies: 60
Views: 17313

Re: Technical Q&A - all computers

I put a basket together on eBuyer to approximate (as best I could) the Tom's Hardware $1000 system from August (here). Needless to say, at £946.02, it's a little beyond my £500 budget. Hmm, time for a rethink perhaps, because that system looks very nice indeed. :|
by James
September 27th, 2012, 1:55 pm
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Borderlands & Borderlands 2
Replies: 106
Views: 18597

Re: Borderlands & Borderlands 2

Another tip. Have a Tediore weapon using ammo you don't really need to worry about. If you get downed, fire 1 bullet from it and then lob it at the closest enemy. Instant kill most of the time. It also deals with brutes, badasses and those swines that hide behind shields. The best weapons in the ga...
by James
September 25th, 2012, 10:44 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Discourse
Topic: Technical Q&A - all computers
Replies: 60
Views: 17313

Re: Technical Q&A - all computers

I don't think James is referring to 3D as in the kind thing that requires special glasses and gives people headaches. I think he just means 3D video acceleration. Spot on, Paul. Thanks for setting straight my confusingly worded statement. I'm still stuck in turn-of-the-century PC gaming when having...
by James
September 21st, 2012, 8:43 am
Forum: Off-Topic Discourse
Topic: Technical Q&A - all computers
Replies: 60
Views: 17313

Re: Technical Q&A - all computers

I presume it wasn't sold on the premise of being a gaming machine!? Laptop cards do struggle with performance compared to desktop versions, even really expensive gaming laptops. It would be quite a feat to get them competitive, new GPUs are nearly as big as a laptop now! :lol: Nah, but I did want 3...
by James
September 21st, 2012, 8:15 am
Forum: Off-Topic Discourse
Topic: Technical Q&A - all computers
Replies: 60
Views: 17313

Re: Technical Q&A - all computers

Another good quick reference I used when picking a GPU was this list of benchmarks . That link highlights an equivalent 560 card, but you can search for any type of card to see where it fits in the bigger picture. Ha ha! I just looked for the benchmark on my current GPU (in my laptop). This was the...
by James
September 21st, 2012, 6:45 am
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Need for Speed: Most Wanted
Replies: 60
Views: 10202

Re: Need for Speed: Most Wanted

How would that work. I assume its a lot of updating the website pointing to friends gamer tags on other formats (as how would it know where else to look?) so I know it won't be all automatic. Actually, I think Autolog ties to your EA account, so as long as you have your various gamer IDs linked to ...
by James
September 21st, 2012, 6:43 am
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Borderlands & Borderlands 2
Replies: 106
Views: 18597

Re: Borderlands & Borderlands 2

Boo, Karl says that and no one listens, Leigh Alexander says it and now it's understandable. I'm not hurt James. Nope! :P Sadly we never got the chance to have a conversation on the matter (I wish we had), and I refrained from Twitter conversations on it as I didn't want to labour my decision. It w...
by James
September 21st, 2012, 6:24 am
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Borderlands & Borderlands 2
Replies: 106
Views: 18597

Re: Borderlands & Borderlands 2

Xantiriad wrote:* I am also picking up a third copy (PS3) from a local independent store to get the TopTrumps pack this Saturday.
I couldn't find anywhere in the midlands stocking these, so I'm having to do without. Makes me sad as they seem like an excellent collector's item. :(
by James
September 21st, 2012, 6:20 am
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Need for Speed: Most Wanted
Replies: 60
Views: 10202

Re: Need for Speed: Most Wanted

Gonna be getting this on PC but I hear the autolog wall is cross platform? That'll be interesting for anyone with multiple copies. Would I appear twice as iwattfodiwwfa if I had 360 and Vita versions, or just the once since my PSN and XBL accounts would be tied to the same Autolog account? If once,...
by James
September 21st, 2012, 6:10 am
Forum: Off-Topic Discourse
Topic: Technical Q&A - all computers
Replies: 60
Views: 17313

Re: Technical Q&A - all computers

Ah, gotcha. Thanks.

Makes perfect sense, but I'm not used to the cycle of regular reinstalls having got out of the habit. Time was when I had it down to a fine art, but PC games were still mostly disc-based, so it wasn't so much of an issue.
by James
September 21st, 2012, 6:02 am
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Borderlands & Borderlands 2
Replies: 106
Views: 18597

Re: Borderlands & Borderlands 2

I know it was probably a tough call, but, I'm glad you changed your stance on this one, James. Earlier this year, I was morally boycotting Fez, but, the reviews were so good, and, it looked like a game I was going to love, so, I bit the bullet, and, bought it anyway, and was glad I did. Sometimes, ...
by James
September 21st, 2012, 5:52 am
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Need for Speed: Most Wanted
Replies: 60
Views: 10202

Re: Need for Speed: Most Wanted

Karl's right, as always; the only downer on my Burnout: Paradise experience was not making time to play more online with friends. How can I say 'no' to more time spent with my fellow Cane And Rinse Syndicate members? I'll be getting the 360 version and maybe others too. Feels good to right a wrong f...
by James
September 21st, 2012, 5:26 am
Forum: Off-Topic Discourse
Topic: Technical Q&A - all computers
Replies: 60
Views: 17313

Re: Technical Q&A - all computers

£500 isnt alot of money to make a desent gaming PC i wouldnt say, it would run games on lowest spec but you would be upgrading before long. Bare in mind what Fum said though, you might be getting itchy to upgrade sooner rather than later. Thanks. That's some food for thought. If my experiences of 1...
by James
September 20th, 2012, 2:38 pm
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Need for Speed: Most Wanted
Replies: 60
Views: 10202

Re: Need for Speed: Most Wanted

Seriously tempted to pick this up, as I love Criterion's work on the Burnout series. I'd likely pick up the 360 version if I do, as constant updates on PS3 can be a pain in the arse. A not insignificant concern, but as I'm a PS+ subscriber it updates overnight so that's not a barrier for me. Ironic...
by James
September 20th, 2012, 12:55 pm
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Need for Speed: Most Wanted
Replies: 60
Views: 10202

Re: Need for Speed: Most Wanted

Have Sony or EA confirmed cross-buy for this? Vita version looks amazing, but, I've only seen cross-buy for first party stuff, so far. EA say it's "under consideration" as of about a month ago. ( http://www.computerandvideogames.com/363253/ps3vita-cross-buy-under-consideration-for-need-for-speed-mo...
by James
September 20th, 2012, 12:49 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Discourse
Topic: Technical Q&A - all computers
Replies: 60
Views: 17313

Re: Technical Q&A - all computers

Alright, let's say I hypothetically had £500 (I don't) and a decent 22" monitor (I do). Who wants to make suggestions for a reasonable/decent gaming PC build? Is it even possible at that price? I'm not after top-end graphics, but something that would last a while would be welcome. I'm currently on a...
by James
September 20th, 2012, 11:40 am
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Borderlands & Borderlands 2
Replies: 106
Views: 18597

Re: Borderlands & Borderlands 2

My copy arrived today from Shopto, will be on this tonight seeing as F1 2012 didn't arrive today. You best sodding not be! Wait for me and Lee tomorrow night you schmuck! Bah! I'm going to have to play Burnout Crash again tonight! Hmm maybe more WRC 3 Demo, can't stop playing it! :D Can't you start...
by James
September 20th, 2012, 11:35 am
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Need for Speed: Most Wanted
Replies: 60
Views: 10202

Re: Need for Speed: Most Wanted

Looking forward to this immensely. I was actually disappointed when I heard Criterion weren't going back to Burnout, but they really, really are... just look at that trailer! I'm assuming the platform parity of Hot Pursuit will be true once again (Criterion had previously recommended the PS3 version...
by James
September 20th, 2012, 10:45 am
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Borderlands & Borderlands 2
Replies: 106
Views: 18597

Re: Borderlands & Borderlands 2

The unthinkable has happened. I pre-ordered Borderlands 2 at a certain online retailer and it hasn't arrived a day early! :cry:

Oh well, my reignited fervour will have to wait until tomorrow. Guess I have time to take down Old Hero in Demon's Souls now.