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  • 5-year PlayStation Plus members get a personalised print

  • Ajent 29/06/2015

    @CliffPromise they don't have a lacklustre online service. It seems a bit daft for them to actually invest money into creating a 'lacklustre' service as well... Reply +1
  • Destiny: The Taken King director defends 40 expansion price tag

  • Ajent 23/06/2015

    @mo0trix Nope. Honestly can't say a 12 year old has ever made me look like a fool. I know a few 12 years olds who are fools though. That's how I made the link. That and your immature attitude and comments. Also, running away from an argument (not a debate in this case, since you can't be mature about it), without offering a single credible point is paramount to admitting you were wrong. You haven't even suggested it's because you 'can't reason' with me. You simply fired off another insult and ran away. Reply +1
  • Ajent 23/06/2015

    @mo0trix how old are you? 12? It would explain a lot... Reply -3
  • Ajent 23/06/2015

    @mo0trix Since you don't like pandering... Yore an absolute fucking moron.

    At no point have I suggested you opinion is invalid. My point was that it is your opinion alone and someone having a different opinion does not make them stupid. Surely I am entitled to defend myself against your vitriolic insults targeted directly at me?

    Also, have you ever heard of the phrase 'Don't assume, it makes an ASS out of U and ME'. It's a popular/common phrase because assumptions are so regularly WRONG.

    Just because this is the internet it doesn't mean you get to sling insults without people flinging them back (or at the very least offering a different opinion). You act like the Internet is some kind of shield. I'm not bothered about political correctness, but politeness costs nothing. It would be interesting to see if you would be so abusive in person.

    Also, my Ferrari example still holds. You said a Ferrari is a machine that can do things other cars can't. Yet Destiny is the only software capable of allowing someone to play Destiny, therefore making it unique. The fact you used this fact to make your point only further highlights your ignorance and refusal to accept that people can be different to you.

    Edit: Just so we're clear; I have no issue with you not liking Destiny. I couldn't care less. My issue is you insulting me simply because I do, and because your reason for insulting me is based on incorrect assumptions.

    - Wait; someone else other than this moron also thinks it's OK to just randomly abuse people?
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  • Ajent 23/06/2015

    @mo0trix First, you make a lot of assumptions. Secondly, the assumptions (at least in my case) are completely wrong. Thirdly, you're still only offering your opinion of a game as a justification for calling those who like it, stupid. And fourth, your comment is a contradiction; 'You Sir (designation of respect), are king of stupids (an insult)'. If your closing comment is contradictory, how on earth is the rest of your comment meant to hold value?

    I can't believe there are so many mistakes in your comment; Fifthly, I did not defend the price tag. In fact, my comment highlighted how the price tag is not appropriate. Sixthly (?), Destiny is not a bad game just because you say it is. I'm assuming you hold no kind of definitive authority on what is or is not a good game though, since I have never heard of such a governing body. Your opinion that the game is 'not' good is simply a difference of opinion.

    To wrap up; you're ignorant insults are childish, Destiny is a game that devides opinion (despite millions playing it daily), and this price tag is ridiculous.

    But, just like the price tag on a Ferrari is also ridiculous, if people want to pay it and play with it, that's their decision. It doesn't make them stupid, it simply means that their tastes and priorities are different to yours.
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  • Ajent 23/06/2015

    @mo0trix I'm picking on your comment because it's ignorantly offensive. Just because some (actually, millions) people like something that you clearly don't, it doesn't make them stupid.

    However, in reference to the article; this guy really is doing Bungie a disservice. They should lock him away and not let him speak to any customers or press ever again. I love Destiny, and I'll probably still get The Taken King, but this guys attitude is just rude.
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  • Surprise! Fallout Shelter iOS game out now

  • Ajent 15/06/2015

    @Pythonidae Read the article again. It has IAP's. Reply 0
  • Ajent 15/06/2015

    @Pythonidae Actually, there are about 10,001 reasons. 10,000 different Android devices to test to ensure compatability and piracy. Some devs have been pretty vocal about Android piracy recently. Releasing on iOS first is easier for compatability testing and ensures the app can make a bit of money first.

    It's a case of too many Android users 'biting the hand that feeds them'.
    Reply +1
  • Mariah Carey signs seven-figure deal to promote free-to-play Game of War app

  • Ajent 12/06/2015

    @riceNpea I don't know why @jasonchurch is suggesting that you need to get a sense of humour. I'm finding your posts to be brilliant observational comedy. Reply +2
  • Ajent 12/06/2015

    @priesty_lfc Jesus, talk about high standards ! Reply -1
  • PS Now UK beta rental prices are pretty high

  • Ajent 11/06/2015

    The really bizzare thing is that everyone is comparing the price of these rentals to the purchase prices of discs bought in a high street store... The obvious comparison is that the majority of these games have all been on sale on PSN as digital purchases for less then 5. Why would I rent a game for 4.99 when I know I'll be able to buy it 'for keeps' at some point during a sale. Bonkers ! Reply +3
  • Destiny: The Taken King release date leaked

  • Ajent 09/06/2015

    @robthehermit I agree about there being too many other games. In fact, it's probably my biggest gripe with Destiny - there's loads of other stuff I want to play but for some bloody reason I can't stop playing Destiny. They've trapped me in the grind loop ! Reply +2
  • Ajent 09/06/2015

    @robthehermit Whilst I also think azajabar1's comment is complete tripe, you have to acknowledge that your counter argument is incredibly subjective. Destiny is a very good. You might not like, but there are millions who do. At the very least, on a technical level, it is a very sound and accomplished game. The value to be taken from Destiny is very much dependant on how much you like it. If you a bit 'meh' about it then 35 probably doesn't represent good value (just like 50 for a FIFA game is not good value for me - or even 35 on any football game). However, this expansion represents brilliant value to someone like me. I've probably put 400+ hours into Destiny. Even if The Taken King only offers an additional 15hrs then it is easily comparable to any other full priced game - so long as you find the content entertaining and enjoyable. But, it is more likely that there will be somewhere closer to 100+hrs added gameplay for me, if not more. So, 35 is quite reasonable.

    As another commenter has stated, if you compare it to similar persistently online games the costs are nothing new.
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  • Fortnite confirmed for Mac, beta this autumn

  • Ajent 09/06/2015

    @mouseymouse the 5K iMacs have AMD graphics cards don't they? M290 or M290x. Reply 0
  • PlayStation Store reveals Uncharted: The Nathan Drake Collection

  • Ajent 04/06/2015

    @Dizzy Whats wrong with remasters? They give people who missed out on the games a chance to play them and those who are big enough fans of the games to play them again at their best. You seem unnecessarily bitter... Reply +11
  • GAME-exclusive Batman: Arkham Knight Red Hood DLC gameplay

  • Ajent 02/06/2015

    @GeminiXLII wait... what don't you agree with? How can you 'not agree' with what a EULA is? That's what YOU ARE agreeing to when you buy a game. If you don't agree with it, well, it's like buying a petrol car and not agreeing with the fact that you can't put diesel in it. It is what it is.

    Also, why is my UNDERSTANDING of the development process worrying? Again, I just seem to understand something 'is what it is'.

    As for my 'buying' the companies bullshit... The only thing I have bought is their games. Sure, some of them have been a bit of a let down, but nothing I'd really call 'shit'.

    The DLC on debate here isn't really 'nickel and diming' is it? But your comment and opinion does highlight this point by the fact that you did not answer the question at the end of my previous comment. How does your not buying this DLC affect your experience of the core game, and if you don't buy it are you missing out on something significant enough that it diminishes the experience of he core game? If it doesn't on both counts then how on earth is this 'nickel and diming'?

    Your trying to insinuate in some way that I'm gullible, when all you're really doing is highlighting your distinct lack of understanding of game development and general business. Another tid bit (food for thought); if pre-order bonuses and DLC didn't exist, do you think the developers would still invest the additional time to make said content if they weren't going to make any additional income on it? ;)
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  • Ajent 02/06/2015

    @GeminiXLII Again, fair enough. Although, again, I believe you're wrong. You haven't bought any locked content on the disc (or in the original download). This is the simple truth a lot of people just don't seem to get. Read the EULA. You are buying a licence and the disc is the medium on which the licence is stored. The EULA on most games clearly states that using the licence and the content it grants access to is controlled by the dev/pub. So you're not paying for the content twice, since you never bought access to it the first time. If you feel 'short changed' that's a matter of adjusting your expectations, but paying for something as described is not shady business practice. It's just business (bear in mind, I highly doubt you've ever paid for a game and the devs/pubs have sold it and described such DLC as being part of the core package and price?).

    As for quality DLC - that's incredibly subjective.

    Your opinion that DLC should only be developed in its entirety after the original game releases just shows a lack of knowledge with regards to game development. If an artist on he game finishes their work, are they to just sit there and do nothing? Simply because 'it isn't right to start work on DLC yet!'? Or should they use their time effectively? Maybe complete some of the base work so it can be coded onto the disc so that when it is released as DLC and when the remainder of the work (maybe the physics guy needs to finish his bit) is done the download is minimal. Waiting for the game to release before continuing to work on DLC just doesn't make sense, especially business sense since you'd have an employee sitting on their hands. It also increases development time and prolongs a teams ability to move onto a new project.

    But getting back to the point; if we can at least agree to disagree on the whole DLC issue in general, how does its existence truly affect your decision to buy a game? If you're going to buy it anyway, just pretend it doesn't exist. So long as the core experience remains satisfying, you haven't really lost out - have you?
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  • Ajent 02/06/2015

    @GeminiXLII I guess we just have very different views on that. Both Stree Fighter and Need for Speed still let you play their games without the additional content you describe. The core experience was unchanged. New cars and characters ADD to the experience, not detract. Whether they're on disc or downloaded, it doesn't matter. So long as the core game is decent without them.

    Anything else is subjectively assessed value for the individual consumer and a very obvious business model for the publishers/developers. And at the end of the day, they are a business as well as content providers.
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  • Ajent 02/06/2015

    @GeminiXLII Again, yes I have followed what Capcom do with their games. Some are better than others, but mostly none of this detracts from the core experience. Having the option to buy a 10 costume pack for Street Fighter doesn't detract from the core game. Even if it is already on disc (in fact, this can sometimes be better in my opinion. At least if I want to take advantage of these options I don't have to download them, they're already there. But then I also understand that buying a disc is buying a licence, not ownership of the digital coding contained on the disc).

    It's not a scam if it's transparent what is being offered. If you feel you've been 'scammed' maybe you're just misinformed?
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  • Ajent 02/06/2015

    @captainT I definitely don't work for them, I'm in a very very different occupation :)

    What missing content are you referring to? DLC isn't missing content. Unless the core game has been artificially gimped in some way this isn't a valid point. DLC is purely supplementary most of the time. Both City and Origins had DLC and at no point was the core game any less of an experience because of it. With that kind of argument you could argue that any games that come before sequels were 'missing content'. Sequels are usually more of the same (with slight variations) sold for an additional cost. Playing all the games in a series enriches each games experience but no single game suffers because of the existence of sequels. I view DLC in the exact same way (the Red Hood stuff are challenge maps, the Batgirl stuff is a prequel story, the skins and extra challenge maps are frosting - nothing revealed at this stage seems to detract from the core experience).

    And do you not see the irony in the last part of your comment? You don't pre-order games blindly unless they're Halo or Forza? So why are people 'wrong' for doing the same with Batman games?
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  • Ajent 02/06/2015

    @laurence83 Oh I definitely agree about GAME wanting to dominate sales. I mean, they are a business first and foremost.

    As for my 'trust in a product'; I just have realistic expectations I think. I do actually think Arkhan Knight will be awesome. But if it only turns out to be as good as Origins (which whilst being the worst of the Batman games, was still good), then I'll be slightly more disappointed but I wouldn't regret pre-ordering. Like I said, it's also a time management thing for me. The money's has been allocated, so I have it to spare. If I wait for it to go cheaper I'll miss out on playing something else because I won't have the time to play both. Despite how good or bad the game is, I'm fairly certain I'll definitely want to play it regardless and I'm willing to pay asking price for the pleasure(?).
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  • Ajent 02/06/2015

    @laurence83 Thank you. Your question is fine and all, but you even said yourself - these people are likely going to buy day 1 anyway. The choice of buying day 1 probably has nothing to do with the pre-order bonus, initially. The pre-order bonus would likely influence 'where' to buy on day 1; a decision that would likely be made when considering cost of retailer-compared-to-retailer. But to state "That's it. I'm not buying this game", just because of day 1 DLC or pre-order DLC, especially if you're also stating "I had this pre-ordered, but now I've cancelled because of this bullshit!", just seems foolish and to use a well known phrase 'cutting your nose off to spite your face'.

    If you were going to buy on day 1 anyway, what difference does it make if there's extra DLC?

    EDIT: And to answer your question (a least a little bit); I'm happy to pay the cost day 1 simply because all the previews I've read have been glowing, the game actually looks awesome fun, the other two games were both brilliant and I'm a huuugge Batman fan. I want it day 1 so I can play it as soon as possible (and there are other games coming out at the back end of the year that I want as well and I only have so much time!).
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  • Ajent 02/06/2015

    @captainT Well yeah!?! Again, what's confusing about this? This happens absolutely everywhere with all other products. And why does your personal preference of not shopping at GAME make this a bad thing?

    Personally, I pre-ordered it on PSN. I really want the Red Hood DLC, but I had PSN credit so did it that way. I'll get the Red Hood DLC when it's available on the PSN store.

    It's like people who buy new cars just so they have the new registration, or people who buy the annual iteration of the iPhone. It's all preference and there is a level of exclusivity to getting it early.
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  • Ajent 02/06/2015

    @laurence83 This is what I don't get. You ask 'what are you worried about' in relation to people who pre-order. But what about everyone complaining on here? What are THEY worried about? It's a 'PRE-ORDER' exclusive DLC. Not EXCLUSIVE full stop, since as the article states, it will likely be included in a GotY edition or be available as a separate download a few months later.

    The only difference between the people on here complaining and the people lapping it up is - preference. Mostly a preference of 'how soon do you want to play this stuff and how much are you willing to pay for it'.

    When stuff is new it always has a higher premium. And notice I said 'stuff'. Not games. But absolutely every other commercial product, unless they are rare/collectable. It's the same with DVD's, cars, music, TV's, sound systems. You want it now with bells and whistles 'for free', you pay for it. If you'd rather wait and pick it all up at half the price in 6 months, do that. It really does perplex me how people don't understand this.
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  • Splatoon adds Port Mackerel map and new modes

  • Ajent 02/06/2015

    @h15c0r3r Ah! That explains a bit... He was showing me how to play it on the gamepad. The right stick seemed incredibly unresponsive, like the dead zone was massive. Using a Wii remote does make more sense. Reply 0
  • Ajent 02/06/2015

    I think I really need to give this another go. I played it at my step-brothers over the weekend and was considerably unimpressed. It was probably how he had it set up though, the controls were all over the place.

    Now... If I could just convince the wife to let me buy a new Wii U.
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  • What can we learn from The Witcher 3 "downgrade" fiasco?

  • Ajent 26/05/2015

    @Murton Really? I paid 40.49. No discounts or codes, but I did have it pre-ordered since it was available. I wonder what the excuse is for increasing the price so much? Reply +1
  • Destiny: House of Wolves review

  • Ajent 25/05/2015

    @jabberwoky as stated in a reply to another comment; value is extremely subjective. If you don't like Destiny it doesn't mean that it isn't good value, it just means that it doesn't represent good value to YOU. To me? Extremely good value. I've ploughed over 350+ hrs into Destiny and I'm likely to put in at least another 50 hrs into HoW. It's a game I find extremely enjoyable, and therefore this represents extremely good value to me.

    To criticise the review because 'EG likes Destiny' is a little disingenuous. You could almost say that about any review. I don't like football games, but if one gets a good review I don't suggest the review is fallible simply because the reviewer obviously likes football games.
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  • Destiny fans wolf down House of Wolves' hardest challenge

  • Ajent 20/05/2015

    @Gurgeh Of course, if you bought Destiny without realising the massive online cooperative component was a significant part of the gameplay and especially the end game then I guess you'd only have yourself to blame. So your 'review' only really clarifies the obvious for the ignorant. Reply 0
  • Smite Xbox One closed beta launches, and we're giving away keys

  • Ajent 14/05/2015

    @telboy007 Dance Dance: King Arthur Edition? Reply +3
  • Sony's knuckles rapped over PS4 20th Anniversary Edition competition

  • Ajent 13/05/2015

    @Shadders Whatever keeps your conscience clean I guess. I you think it's OK and I think it's wrong. Reply +2
  • Ajent 13/05/2015

    @MattEvansC3 You mean politely, without any name calling (you're a bit of a hypocrite aren't you?). Reply +1
  • Ajent 13/05/2015

    @Shadders that's a pretty messed up justification. Basically, you're saying you didn't have a chance unless you're u cheated - which is wrong. You'd have had the same chance as everyone else. Reply -2
  • Ajent 13/05/2015

    @MattEvansC3 Wait... So expressing my view that someone cheats a system to get something they want and thereby causing a disadvantage to those who want to get it legitimately makes me a 'prick'?

    Well... thats a bit... shit. Tell me, does this logic of yours apply to all other aspects of life and desirable objects? Are you suggesting that it's OK to cheat?

    Edit: I'd love to hear the rationale from those negging. Do people really think it's OK to cheat?
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  • Ajent 13/05/2015

    @Shadders of course there's no chance of getting one legitimately when dishonest cheats like yourself scam the competition. I should hope you're not gloating. You should actually be ashamed - as others have said, this has effectively ruined any chance of Sony/GAME trying to do something different with a competition again. Reply +2
  • Looks like Destiny's major September expansion is named The Taken King

  • Ajent 06/05/2015

    @muro It's easy. They're a game developer. What's the confusion?

    There's is a deep lore in Destiny. It just isn't told very well in the actual main campaign of the game and you have to look online and at the Grimoire cards to get it.
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  • Ajent 06/05/2015

    @EvilWaterman somebody hasn't been paying attention ... Reply 0
  • PlayStation Plus in May adds Ether One and Guacamelee! STCE

  • Ajent 29/04/2015

    @IronSoldier see what Dismiss said.

    Also, I'm just using the dictionary defined definitions of the word 'rent' and the fact that it generally refers to the paying and borrowing of a physical item. You're just trying to pick a different fight with you're iTunes example. I was simply offering an explanation to Lucky Jim's comment which you have been asking for in about five of the comments you've posted here. As I said above, see what Dismiss said, he sums it up perfectly.

    A closer example to PS+ would be Netflix. Which is a subscription service.

    And again, I imagine the main reason that Lucky Jim was so blunt was due to the tone of your comment (by using such terms as 'rental service' and stating that you're paying for online access to games you've already bought - just comes across as very sour. Just my opinion).
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  • Ajent 29/04/2015

    @IronSoldier I'll volunteer. To rent something is to pay an amount for property (either a physical item borrowed, or use of a building). The phrase 'rental service' that you used perhaps harkens back to services such as what we used when we previously visited stores such as 'Blockbuster', or you local equivalent video store. A rental service usually includes a defined return period for said payment. Perhaps this is what Lucky Jim was referring to when he said 'laughably out-of-date', since you were using terminology that dates back to a now defunct type of service. PS+ is more accurately a subscription service service, since it doesn't actually give you any property only access to a licence for using software. This would be a more 'modern' description- despite both terms 'rental service' and 'subscription service' being sufficient descriptors to get the point across. I'm being pedantic, sure, but it may at least explain his comment (and technically, he isn't wrong).

    The bluntness of his comment was probably directed at the negative tone that your post took (which, be honest, there was a definite tone).
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  • The 33 Batman: Arkham Knight Season Pass

  • Ajent 28/04/2015

    @GreyBeard Jaesus, you must be over18 years of age with that common sense, mature, law abiding attitude. I thought I was the only on on EG.

    I completely agree with your comment. It seems ridiculously clear to me that this is nothing but fair. Surely people should be waiting for the review of the base game first? If it represents value, great; the DLC is pure indulgence. And going by the majority of hands-on impression articles I've read, I don't see the base game disappointing. In which case, what are people complaining about?
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  • Could the Apple Watch become one of gaming's Galapagos Islands?

  • Ajent 22/04/2015

    @dennett316 See my other reply. Your comment (again) is perfectly valid, but is still just an opinion (which again- based on your preferences, completely correct).

    For example, you think smart functions are stupid because they're frivilous and unnecessary; and yet we're discussing this subject on a video game website. Ironic? In fact, it could easily be argued that most smart products (phones and tablets included) are frivilous and unnecasry. But we like them.

    Whether someone spends 20 on a Casio, 339 on an Apple Watch, or 4500 on a Tag Heuer, it's simply unfair and mean to call anyone of those people 'stupid' simply because their product of choice matches there desired functions and budget.
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  • Ajent 22/04/2015

    @Frybird Your points are completely valid... and yet completely opinion (which is fine, and I'm not saying that makes you wrong - just that it doesn't make anyone stupid).

    The only reason I'd get an Apple Watch is if I decided I wanted a watch (I currently don't use one). I'd almost certainly get an Apple Watch if this became the case. The charge/pair/maintain aspect doesn't bother me, I've become so accustomed to doing with my watch it really seems normally to me. The added tech geek factor of the additional features (that and I already own a ton of Apple devices) really appeal to me.

    We disagree. That's fair. Not stupid.
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  • Ajent 22/04/2015

    @Mr_Brown That's a bit harsh (or ignorant/ dismissive). People aren't 'stupid' just because they like things different to yourself.

    Personally, I agree with the article. The Apple Watch is intriguing.

    And to all these people saying 'a solution looking for a problem'. I thought that the problem that a watch solves was fairly obvious? Wanting a watch that matches your preferences and style has never before been a reason to dismiss watches as being 'stupid'.
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  • Decrypting the new Destiny: House of Wolves trailer

  • Ajent 22/04/2015

    @superfurry Still playing here as well. I've had a couple weeks not playing (due to other 'grown-up' commitments), but played last night with a couple of clan members. We normally play every Tuesday (on the weekly reset) and then on Sunday when we know we can all get on. I've logged 377hrs so far, across three characters. Reply 0
  • Halo: The Master Chief Collection gets new 1.6GB patch

  • Ajent 22/04/2015

    @The_One_True_Q Yep, similar experience here. Tried MP, but it wouldn't load. Tried SP, but none of the achievements would pop (and I didn't want to 'waste' my progress). Granted this was early January, but I was left similarly scorned and haven't returned since. Once I've finished Dying Light and Shadow of Mordor I might go back and give it a go if it's been fixed. Reply +1
  • Mortal Kombat X modder makes unplayable characters playable

  • Ajent 17/04/2015

    @Needs_More_Tang they can't be that boring. Your posting comments on a thread about a fighting game. They obviously hold some interest to you :P Reply +2
  • Ajent 17/04/2015

    @Needs_More_Tang Well then you pay for it if you want it. Just like every single other consumer product or service in the world ever. Reply +2
  • Ajent 17/04/2015

    @Agarwel_Idiriz In addition to what I have said above, I completely agree with your comment. The current version of MKX released as it is, in its currently playable state is a brilliant fighting game that I am enjoying a lot. Reply +1
  • Ajent 17/04/2015

    @abeeken I think a lot of people are forgetting that these 'modern' games need to monetise content. They all now have online components that require a steady income of cash. The initial price of the core game covers staff wages and development costs. The servers that then run the online components need maintaining. And MKX's online component is actually pretty cool.

    Also, anyone who argues that the core game should have these additional characters in addition to the already fairly robust offering... well, maybe that says more about the individuals expectations rather than the value of the package.
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  • UK PlayStation Store lists inFamous for PS Now

  • Ajent 17/04/2015

    @TomPhillipsEG No. I was commenting on the other two thirds (ie. the majority) of the article. Reply 0