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I know it’s been said a few times but I really don’t get the cult of Valve. These Steam Machines just sound unnecessary: if you’ve got a PC already why would you want one and if you didn’t why would you want one that only played games? But never mind that just why should I care about Half-Life 3? You know that sequel to the grossly overrated Half-Life 2 that even its keenest supporters admit has bad gunplay and is filled with boring driving sections and about three different enemies the whole game.

Sure Portal was great but wasn’t the joke already over by the time they made Portal 2? And what else have they ever done? Counter-Strike, Day Of Defeat, Left 4 Dead, and Dota 2 were all either other people’s mods or made by an external developer usd cny. Not only are they really slow at making games but most of the ones they do release are not fully their own work.

I think people are grossly overestimating how well known Half-Life is outside of the PC audience, or even how much ordinary people know or care about Valve and Steam.

I’ve been diving into the world of retro gaming quite intensely the past year or so and with the power of modern technology (I say no more) have come across many, many wonderful hidden gems. Amongst some of the best have been games by SNK from the ‘80s and ‘90s c program for binary search. They always produced technically proficient titles across the action/shooter genre but I’ve been really surprised with some of their efforts in the sports and platforming category. Honestly is there a more underrated company in gaming given their history than SNK?

But what are they up to these days? I simply can’t recall having played anything of note from them on the PlayStation S3 and looking at the PlayStation 4/Xbox One schedule they simply don’t seem to feature in any way shape or form dow futures exchange. Do they still have internal studios ‘cause I would love for them to bring back to life some of their titles from yesteryear with a modern lick of paint.

GC: SNK are really only a shell of their former selves nowadays rose quotes shakespeare. They went bankrupt in 2001 and although the original founder created SNK Playmore a few years later they’ve made increasingly fewer new games as time has gone on. Most of the new King Of Fighters sequels have been quite good but we’re not aware they have anything new on their slate at the moment, except more re-releases and attempts to repackage the Neo-Geo.

Wanted to thank all of the community for all of the PC help I’ve got over the past few days, it helped and I will post what I plan to get in the next few days after I finalise everything.

In the meanwhile though I’m super exited for the 2DS as it will finally make it easier to perform the Shoryuken move properly on Super Street Fighter IV as I always get pounded by the Japanese!

When can we expect your Pokémon X/Y review? And from what you’ve played on the PlayStation 4 controller how do you think it handles first person shooter games?

GC: Our review of Pokémon X should be up tomorrow evening stock market futures monday. The DualShock 4 is definitely an improvement but we’ll withhold judgement until we’ve put some serious play time into it. There is a reader’s feature comparing it and the Xbox One due later today though, based on what was shown at the Eurogamer Expo.

Just picked up Crysis 2 for the very reasonable sum of £6.95, so far it seems like a solid shooter (with some great sound effects) future stock market cnn. If the campaign lasts for the 10 hours or so that most folk have quoted then that is pretty good value.

Was wondering about a couple of other cheap titles and would be interested in the GC readership’s opinion on Enslaved: Odyssey To The West and Binary Domain. (for the Xbox 360 by the way).

GC: Opinions differ on Enslaved but it’s definitely worth it at that sort of price. Binary Domain even more so as it’s an excellent shooter and sadly overlooked.

Have to agree with the reader praising the new Super Mario 3D World trailer… That game looks absolutely stunning, and filled with interesting new tweaks and ideas… My most anticipated game now, after seeing that… What did you think of the trailer, GC?

Also, anyone tried the new Off-TV Wii feature from the latest Wii U update? It actually works really well and the pointer appears to work great with the little camera thingy… Did not expect that, if you put the GamePad on the stand it’s essentially like having a mini TV for your Wii… Was playing some online Dr Mario on it last night – great new feature usd in cad. Anyways keep up the good work as always…

My next gen fate was finally sealed at the weekend. Thanks to the GC Inbox I bought Rayman Legends off Amazon for £21 and this Friday I will be buying a Zelda: The Wind Waker Wii U to play it on. The Xbone or PlayStation 4 can wait rbi forex rates. I have GTA V to continue playing, a load of backlog games to finish and in some cases even, start and the likes of Dark Souls II coming up – so what do I need a next gen console for at this point? I’ll do as I’ve done for the Wii U, wait for some good quality games, a decent bundle and a bit of a price drop to tempt me into the future.

To be fair though I’m delaying buying a next gen console but still buying a console I don’t ‘need’, to play games I don’t ‘need’ usd inr exchange rate today. Has anybody out there actually reached a point where you’ve actually stopped buying games or consoles until you’ve completed everything you have? Has anybody out there never had a backlog? Is it a British thing to cope with bad weather, etc. or are game backlogs global? I can’t call it a game collection, it’s more of an accumulation from just not finishing games.

Also, I watched my first full Nintendo Direct last night and thought it was a breath of fresh air after listening to the stuff spouted by the Sony and Xbox presidents/reps in the wake of E3. Iwata and Shibata almost seemed like they were enjoying working for a videogame company and the games on show looked like they contained something missing from a lot of games lately: fun.

I’d almost forgotten what it felt like drowning as I am in games trying to out-grim and out-controversy each other. I know its cyclic as in the past I’ve been fed up of happy, primary/pastel coloured games but if it satisfies me for the time being then so be it.

Amazon have listed the pre-order price of Batman: Arkham Origins as £30 code c online. Not sure if this is some kind of mistake or not, but once ordered they will have to honour that price.

On another note I narrowly missed out on the Wii U Zelda: The Wind Waker pack for £200 in the one day sale. By the time I had added it to my basket, added Rayman Legends and updated my credit card details, they raise the price back up to £250.

I’m thinking there will be some fairly decent Wii U packs released in the run up to Xmas and following the release of the next gen Xbox and PlayStation.

GC: That’s odd, it’s still £30 as we type this. Although hilariously the only one that isn’t is the Wii U version, which is supposed to be £10 less than the others because it doesn’t have any online options.

RE; Gadfly. I’m amazed that you think Nintendo should stop supporting Wii U given all the games they’ve got out already. You’ve got Pikmin 3, The Wonderful 101, Lego City Undercover, New Super Mario Bros. U, ZombiU, Rayman Legends, and Splinter Cell: Blacklist out now.

Then there’s the games coming out the rest of this year and next: Super Mario 3D World, Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze, Mario Kart 8, Sonic: Lost World, Super Smash Bros., and the new Zelda among others. True the Wii U’s not sold loads but it’s already outsold the Virtual Boy and that’s just in Japan.

PS: I’ve just found a group called Patent Pending and they’ve done a brilliant song about Mario. Here’s the link (there’s a slight bit of swearing but it’s bleeped out).

Can Inbox Magic persuade Rockstar to turn GTA VI into a ‘homage’ to Infernal Affairs, set in Hong Kong (of course), and allowing you to switch between corrupt police officer and undercover triad member at any time?

The subject for this weekend’s Inbox was suggested by reader Mr Verbosity, who asks what’s the most unfairly difficult section you’ve ever played in a video game?

We’re not interested so much in games that are advertised as being purposefully difficult, but those that are just unfair due to bad design, wonky controls, cheating computer characters, or some other problem.

Was the incident you got upset about a relatively isolated moment in the game or did it have a generally uneven difficultly curve? How willing are you to spend the time and effort to beat a difficult section if you’re otherwise enjoying a game – and what games have you just given up on entirely?

You can also submit your own 500 to 600-word 4Player viewer features at any time, which if used will be shown in the next available weekend slot.