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back to article Wolfenstein: The New Order ... BLAM-BLAM! That guard did Nazi that coming

I doubt very much when Philip K. Dick wrote The Man in the High Castle that he imagined the very same subject matter could be dealt with in such a rip-roaring, gore splattering, dual-wielding romp. The victorious Nazis are no match for Wolfenstein's B.J. Blazkowicz. Wolfenstein: The New Order Wolfenstein: The New Order – a dual …

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Pint

we have a copy.

I know what my weekend will be spent doing. Will just have to wrestle the teenager away from *MY* game dammit!

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Sir

Are we to assume this was on the PS4 or did I miss the bit where it said what the platform was?

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Re: Sir

It's out on PC, PS 3, PS 4, Xbox 360 and Xbox One.

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and according to the small print after the rating "Wolfenstein: The New Order was tested on the PlayStation 4"

Note to El Reg editors - this information would be better displayed more prominently, my first questions about a game review are usually what platform reviewed, and what ones available

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PS4. It says it at the very bottom of the article.

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Re: Sir

Thanks peeps, I should point out that it wasn't there when I posted my question, I'm not totally blind :)

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As I was let down ....

.... by the last version I will wait till the price drops a tad. And anyway, this weekend is Tropico 5 :D

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PC version apparently has issues with AMD cards

and did I hear talk of a 10GB day one patch?

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Re: PC version apparently has issues with AMD cards

Yup - approx 10GB patch for PC.

There are some issues with AMD cards, but updating the drivers to 14.4 sorted that out. Took about 10 minutes to sort it out.

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Re: PC version apparently has issues with AMD cards

It played ok on my Radeon 6950. I enjoyed this game been a while since i have seen a decent single player.

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ARGHGHGHG

LASER not laser or lazer. particularly not lazer, you should be shot for that.

How ever, good review, can't wait to play my copy this eve :)

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Re: ARGHGHGHG

LAYZORZ

PEW PEW

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Re: ARGHGHGHG

German accent don't you know:

Light Amplification by Ztymulated Emission of Radiation.

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Re: ARGHGHGHG

"LASER not laser or lazer."

Don't get no 'laser' on no frikkin' sharks!

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Re: ARGHGHGHG

If I remember correctly, if the collection of initials is pronounced as a word (such as LASER then it is written as a normal word in that language, such as laser). On the other hand, if the initials in the collection of initials are pronounced separately, then they are written in capitals, such as NBC, BBC, UN and so on.

Although, that being said, I write TARDIS in capitals and pronounce it as a word, so I'm not very consistent.

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Re: ARGHGHGHG

Laser is an acronym. CIA is an initialism.

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@deadlockvictim

"NATO"

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"Can I play, Daddy?"

The "Can I play, Daddy?" setting is actually a nod to Wolfenstein 3D.

Where is your gaming history?

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Re: "Can I play, Daddy?"

And, although it's not mentioned in the article, I'll bet the other 2 difficulty settings are "bring it on" and "I am death incarnate"

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An honest question...

Do they have to change things to market this in Germany? I'm just asking as I really don't know the answer, and I'm not sure how these sorts of things go down in de Fazerland.

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Re: An honest question...

I read on the Beeb that they removed all references to Nazis and replace it with The Regime.

Linkety: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-27488254

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From what I've heard, German copies had Nazis replaced by The Regime and all swastikas were replaced by another logo.

I think this is PC copies only though, consoles apparently escaped the censorship .

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Re: An honest question...

"From what I've heard, German copies had Nazis replaced by The Regime and all swastikas were replaced by another logo."

Like this?

https://www.google.co.uk/search?q=rbs+logo&ie=utf-8&oe=utf-8&aq=t&rls=org.mozilla:en-US:official&client=firefox-a&gfe_rd=cr&ei=NAN-U8qTAsXa8gfx0IGYBQ

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Re: An honest question...

I hear "other logos" can be had in Ukraine now.

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Re: An honest question...

> I read on the Beeb that they removed all references to Nazis and replace it with The Regime.

The Register?

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"personally I can't think of a more brutally entertaining way to spend this coming Bank Holiday weekend."

A lady who likes FPS's??? I think I just fell in love. Want to get together over some Far Cry 3 multi-player? A little dual-play Splinter Cell? I'll be a gent and let you plant the first Claymore mine.

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Don't be that guy. Nobody likes that guy.

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@NoneSuch

"Hi! few things to start off with =] 1. yes I added you because you're a female gamer, 'tis an awesome thing to see! 2. I'm Brian. 3. Don't be intimidated, but I'm not a stereotypical guy. If anything, I'll be the one in the kitchen."

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"Wot no multiplayer?"

When you consider what else is out there, it's refreshing to see such focus on a single player game...

... even if it is yet another first person shooter...

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Structure?

Am I the only one who wishes these game reviews were a bit more structured? They often seem to read like the over excited rambling of some kid who breathlessly uses a hell of a lot of words to say absolutely nothing.

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Re: Structure?

I'd rather an excited kid than a Geoffrey Boycott telling us about sidestepping down a corridor of uncertainty.

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Re: Structure?

I believe their structure is roughly like this for the average just-out game review:

* Headline - game title and pun

* Lede - connects the item being reviewed to something completely unrelated and extant, demonstrating also the value of a college English major

* Badass picture

* Starting game up, starting gameplay

* Badass picture

* Initial reviewer experience as they get into the game

* Badass picture

* Brief early plot discussion

* Badass picture (This one similar to one you may have seen in the trailer)

* How game mechanics work / comparisons to previous game versions

* Badass picture

* Technical operation

* Badass picture

* Game mechanics / game content discussion with developer or player point-of-view in mind

* Badass picture

* Discussion of game mechanics nuances or lack thereof

* Technically useful or descriptive picture

* Brief discussion of further gameplay experience of reviewer who is now getting into, or is really into, the swing of things

* Another picture

* Sum up

Note: ideally, each picture should be captioned with a pun pertinent to what's being shown in the picture.

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Re: Structure?@Eugene Goodrich

You've worked in gaming journalism before, haven’t you?

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Laserkraftwerk - Laser power station? Wouldn't that be a bit heavy to carry around?

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Laserkraftwerk

Wir tötung tötung tötung auf der Autobahn

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Mouse and Keyboard

Gamepads are for girls

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You do realize Mouse and Keyboard makes the game substantially easier?

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Re: Mouse and Keyboard

Mouse certaily offers faster, more accurate aiming, but scrunching one's left hand into a claw for the keyboard element is murder, if held for any significant amount of time.

Aim assist and a decent gamepad, please (along with resigning oneself to getting repeatedly owned in multiplayer).

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PS4 best platform to play this on.

Better than PC and Xbox One... The PC version is really poor apparently, and Xbox One version only slightly better.

And before the PC gaming eliteists arrive with their FUD, PS4 has the entire game running from a single CPU/GPU pool of insanely fast GDDR5, and none of the legacy busses and bridges and fast/slow memory pools to have to deal with...

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Re: PS4 best platform to play this on.

Obvious flamebait troll is obvious

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Re: PS4 best platform to play this on.

Nah, this was made with the ZX81 as the target platform...

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Re: PS4 best platform to play this on.

I have no problem playing it at 2560 x 1440 on my Titan.

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Re: PS4 best platform to play this on.

Can the PS4 do 4K?

Didn't think so...

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Re: PS4 best platform to play this on.

As much as I like the PS4, and as much as it is better in the tech department over the X-Bone … both consoles are basically rebadged PCs with mad GPU specs. I weeped when I found out that the next gen consoles were falling to the x86 dark side. I'm guessing the PC version has the appeal that most id games have: the ability to churn out mods.

Sadly, it seems that this one wasn't made by id Software but by someone else using the idTech engine. Still I'd like to check it out. Though I'll have to do so on PC, because my stepson has been glued to GTA5 Online and I can't get him to give up the PS3...

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Re: PS4 best platform to play this on.

...assuming you prefer fumbling aimlessly around with useless controller buttons in any FPS instead of using the far-superior keyboard+mice combo on a PC. :)

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Re: PS4 best platform to play this on.

It can streaming video, perhaps. :)

Games: no way. Witness as developers are struggling to even get constant 1080p60 for multiplayer mode (most single-player runs at 1080p30 or lower resolution.)

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Re: PS4 best platform to play this on.

That's not 4K, more like 2.5K.

As a matter of fact 1440p is so far from 4K that it requires less than HALF of the total number of pixels rendered.

1440p is not a challenge for some time now, even a 2-y old, now ~$300 Radeon 7970 works more or less fine with 2560x1440 (sans latest-greatest or crappiest engines w/ all bling enabled) but a similarly priced GeForce GTX 770 should also do it if you want to stick to Nvidia, no need for a Titan.

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SHUT UP AND TAKE MY MONEY

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Natürlich, Herr Thomas Achtundreissig. Natürlich...

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Holmes

Btw, if some hasn't yet read "The Man in the High Castle"

"Sehr empfohlen"

It also has, in a very concrete sense, relatively little to do with Nazis. About as much as Star Wars has to do with spaceships.

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