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  • Headteachers threaten to report parents who let their children play 18-rated games

  • Ajent 30/03/2015

    @JudasBlitzkrieg You have to bear in mind that the fact that the child plays GTAV will not be the only concerning factor. I work very closely with social services and deal with situations just like this. There will almost definitely be other factors (violence, inappropriate language, below average attendance, other more serious concerns regarding abuse and neglect for other members of the family) that generate the concern in the first place. It's what's referred to as 'learnt behaviour'.

    Whilst I do agree that parents should be told where they can find the appropriate information, the reality is that sadly a lot of parents don't care as they still see games as a 'toy' for children. I'm not saying this to put people down, it is a reality that I have witnessed many many many times (eg. how many people here have seen Mrs. Smith in GAME - or wherever- buying little Jimmy the latest CoD?).
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  • Ajent 30/03/2015

    @spamdangled it depends. Allowing a child (u13) the watch the sex scenes in GTAV could be illegal. And not just a civil offence, but a potential criminal offence. I don't think it would be dealt with that way, but it is definitely something that social services could and should deal with if the child exhibits other learnt behaviours (such as violence and inappropriate language). Reply 0
  • Gaming convention threatens to abandon Indiana if anti-gay bill passes

  • Ajent 27/03/2015

    @spamdangled noooo, he wasn't wrong. He was stating that you can refuse service and you don't need to give a reason (which you don't). Sure, to do so for discriminatory reasons is illegal, but his point was that the practicalities of such refusals mean people don't generally outwardly state that they're bigots. Even if they were asked for a reason, they're not obliged to be honest and declare 'because he's black'. They can simply imply that they didn't like the potential customers demeanour. Reply -4
  • Ajent 27/03/2015

    @perydwyn wow. Your comment is the first one I've read that actually seems level headed and reasonable, whilst stating an open minded opinion. The irony in everyone else's comments is blinding. Reply -4
  • Destiny item comparison sacrificed for expanded vaults on last-gen

  • Ajent 27/03/2015

    @Olemak Me. It's written for people like me. And you. People like you who come into the comments thread and chat about it.

    Me because I enjoy Destiny and find anything Destiny related interesting (yes, I probably would be able to read this 'news' on the Destiny app somewhere, but I came to EG first and happened up on it here - ergo, it's news to me).
    And you, because you contribute to the traffic of the article making it look popular. Therefore, more Destiny articles to be published in he future.
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  • Mortal Kombat X Quitalities explode rage quitters' heads

  • Ajent 23/03/2015

    I thought Liu Kang was confirmed ages ago. I'm positive that I've seen a gameplay video with him in it. Reply 0
  • The best PS4 games

  • Ajent 23/03/2015

    @Kage considering the fact we are talking about subjective opinion, it doesn't mean they're wrong either. In fact, depending on the definition of 'best', he is one of the best artists on the planet. I don't think he is, you don't think he is, doesn't mean he isn't.

    Ergo, Destiny 'is' worth it. Well worth it.
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  • Ajent 22/03/2015

    @Kage It's not though is it. Literally millions of people disagree with you. Reply +1
  • Uncharted 4 delayed to spring 2016

  • Ajent 11/03/2015

    @Lepanto That's a very subjective question regarding exclusives (especially when you state The Order is forgettable- which I'm currently playing and loving- and then hold up KI as a win title for XB1- which I personally thought was a bit rubbish).

    In relation to 2015 PS4 exclusives you have; Bloodborne, Everybody's Gone to the Rapture, No Mans Sky, Until Dawn, Tearaway Unfolded, The Tomorrow Children, Hellblade, Rime and The Order (which I'm including because it is an exclusive and I like it). Plus a load of other stuff like Deep Down, Ratchet and Clank, etc. which I left out since I'm not convinced they'll make 2015.

    Both systems have decent titles coming and neither are particularly lacking.

    Edit: Negged? For answering someone's question??
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  • Destiny player solos Crota's End raid without firing a bullet

  • Ajent 09/03/2015

    @Plankton1975 I do, and no it doesn't. Reply +3
  • Physical Dying Light sales overtake The Order and Evolve in UK

  • Ajent 09/03/2015

    What scam? Did you reply to the right person? Reply 0
  • Ajent 09/03/2015

    @grassyknoll how about The Last of Us for 7.19 currently. Find that cheaper at retail?

    Buy 3x sims off eBay with 5 credit each (for 1 a piece). Buy 3x 1 top ups. Pop the credit onto PSN for for 15. Use the 10% promotion code at the moment and as a PS+ member you get it for 16.19. Pay the 1.19 difference for a total price of 7.19.

    Even at its bog standard sale price of 19.99 it's cheaper than most places currently.
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  • Batman: Arkham Knight M rating summary revealed

  • Ajent 09/03/2015

    @tarasis the portrayal of the Penguin in the Arkham games is as a cockney. It seems probable that it will be Penguin who uses this word. Reply +6
  • Destiny app update grants mobile access to your vault

  • Ajent 27/02/2015

    @Malek86 that would be nice. Although including the option to do it in game would mean building in a new option screen somewhere, where as with the app/browser they've just created a linked function button. I guess this is just a lot easier (and IMO it's actually better. I can leave the game to do whatever it's doing without needing to interrupt the game by going to a separate menu and just use the app next to me to grab stuff from the vault). Reply -1
  • Looks like Destiny is getting a new social space in the Reef

  • Ajent 26/02/2015

    @Sildur Nah, you're not one of the few. There's a vocal minrotiy on EG who seem to enjoy reading articles about games they seem to hate and then posting comments about it, - some, even if they've never played it!

    There's still millions of people playing. In my opinion it's a brilliant game. I also can't wait for more House of Wolves info. I'm even more excited about Septembers update.
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  • Destiny patch forces matchmaking on Weekly Heroic Strikes

  • Ajent 20/02/2015

    @paulf 18.1% have completed a raid. So 2,880,000 people. And that's just 'completing' the raid. The number of people who have played the raid but no completed will likely add an additional couple of percent.

    It's really, absolutely, no where near as difficult to put a team together as people make out. Join a decent clan who play regularly and most of the hard work is done for you. You just turn up on the days when raids are planned. Easy.
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  • Destiny has more than 16 million registered users

  • Ajent 06/02/2015

    @SHPanda Fair enough. I would respectfully disagree though (these are our opinions anyway). I think the vocal detractors are in the minority. On any article they occasionally reach into the hundreds. Compared to the millions who were playing I don't think they make that much of a difference. But hey, I guess we'll see. If the player base dries up I guess Activision will stop supporting Bungie. It's just that the info they're currently releasing suggests it's still going strong. Reply -1
  • Ajent 06/02/2015

    @TheMadScot I don't think an investor would view any of this as worrying at all. The game sold around 16 million. 3.2 million still play everyday (pending any new info). That's encouraging. Not damning.

    As someone else has said, that's 2.2 million more, a day, than Minecraft. It's just short of what other established franchises like FIFA manage. Those are good numbers.
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  • Ajent 06/02/2015

    @SHPanda I wasn't referring to the headline. I was referring to the content (that you, ironically, suggest I read).

    Quote: 'Destiny had 3.2 million daily players.'

    That's daily players. Not one all time high. Daily. As in every day.

    Sure those numbers might have dipped. But they could have also risen. You mention all the new games that came out over Christmas, but leave no room to account for they potentially hundreds of thousands of new Destiny players who may have only got their copy or there special edition PS4 on Christmas day.

    I accept that the situation may have changed, but the specifics of that chane are currently open to opinion and interpretation, as you have done in your reply.

    Personally, I'm seeing more people play it and get interested in it. I'm still getting requests from new players to join our humble clan and Bungie forums still seem incredibly active.

    I highly doubt the game is doing as badly as you seem to think.
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  • Ajent 06/02/2015

    You're right. See the link I put above in another reply. I confused the number of beta players (4.6million) with the number of daily full fat Destiny players, which is actually 3.2 million. And they did shout it from the rooftops. It was in a number of articles and in their weekly update. 3.2 still isn't bad. Reply 0
  • Ajent 06/02/2015

    @Pandy http://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2014-12-23-destiny-has-had-just-shy-of-13-million-players

    You're right. I got the two confused. It was 4.6million for the beta. It's 3.2 million a day for the full Destiny game.
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  • Ajent 05/02/2015

    @Pandy I think they announced that last month already. It's about 4.5 million concurrent users. Still not bad. Reply -1
  • 343 preps "biggest" changes to Halo: The Master Chief Collection matchmaking yet

  • Ajent 02/02/2015

    @MilkYMoO Thanks. I'll have to give it a go again. See if things have changed for me.

    Halo MP is one of my most favourite early Xbox memories!
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  • Ajent 02/02/2015

    @RedSparrows Thanks for the level-headed feedback !

    I'll have to give it a go again sometime soon. I'm kind of obsessed with Destiny at the moment, but I will get back to playing Halo. Knowing that it's 'potentially' a better experience is encouraging.

    (EDIT: What gives? Negs for saying thank you! Geez, you guys are really depressing !).
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  • Ajent 02/02/2015

    Genuinely honest question here, so please don't insta-neg. I'm not hating.

    Does MP work yet? I've had Halo:MCC since launch. Didn't work. Left it. Tried again in December, still didn't work. Left it, forgot about it, read this article.

    I love Halo MP. My brother and brother in-law also love it, so we have a nice little three man team. It's just every time I've previously tired to play it, I spend 20mins between matches trying to find a game. And looking at the majority of comments already on here, it doesn't seem to have been fixed yet. Am I right?
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  • Bungie finally squashing one of Destiny's most annoying bugs

  • Ajent 30/01/2015

    @jcaspian What about the mental age of people who obviously hate on Destiny, yet just... can't... help... reading/commenting on Destiny articles?? Weird eh? Reply +11
  • Rich Stanton on: Cheesing Destiny

  • Ajent 17/01/2015

    Hell, to do a Raid you need six people that can commit at least six hours within a one-week timeframe
    How the hell is the raid taking you six hours??? Did Crota in 45 mins the other day. Atheon took a little longer. Within 3hrs me and my brother did both weekly activities and the Crota raid. I'd suggest the reason you're friends are cheesing is because they're just not very good at the game and want to cheat their way to better loot rather than develop their skills.

    I do cheese the strikes (hide in safe spots), but that's mostly when I solo them. Most of the time I don't have to as I'll normally play with my brother.

    Edit: wow, negged. What for? Do people honestly think six hours for the raid is reasonable???
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  • Destiny is getting a Hard mode for Crota's End next week

  • Ajent 16/01/2015

    @CerberusHD So you've not played the raid then?? Reply 0
  • Ajent 16/01/2015

    @Murton Fair enough. I agree it isn't the most elegant approach, but it does work.

    Getting into a clan is definitely the way to go though. I think most would say 'it's what your supposed to do', probably based on pre-established beliefs carried over from playing other MMO type games.

    If you're on PS4 ping me a friend invite. We have 67 members in our clan, but I'd say about 10 of us play on a regular basis. I generally get all weekly activities done, including the raid. This week both raids.

    Ajent_PSN if your interested.
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  • Ajent 16/01/2015

    @Murton it's really not that difficult. As I've said above, I am in a clan we're all working adults. We play as regular as we can and its really easy to organise. Having the app on your phone alerts you to any group wall posts and its easy enough to just check on your lunch break (I should point out here, that being the grown ups that we are, we tend to organise our raid sessions in advance eg. Some of us are doing VoG on Sunday).

    Also, with regards to in game comms. It's there. On PS4 you press the touch pad and join the chat. Alternatively, go into the roster menu and it shows everyone in your play session there (so that would be everyone present in the Tower when you're there). Just ping them a message and job done.

    The facilities are there, and they're not hidden (the local players bit takes up a third of the screen in the roster menu!).
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  • Ajent 16/01/2015

    @Eerazor If you're on PS4 you can join our clan. We're all working adults who play as much as we can, which generally isn't much. Normally twice a week (Tuesdays and Sundays) and the odd other time for Nightfalls etc. we have a group on Bungie.net and people regularly post when they want to play. Alternatively, when you have a few of us on your friends list you can just drop into Fireteams if you see us online.

    If your not on PS4 then I apologise for distracting you ;)

    Edit: Should have mentioned, my PSN ID is Ajent_PSN. Just mention where you're from. Clan name is 'Her Majestys Guardians' which you can just search on Bungie.net.
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  • Wait, what? Xbox One just won an Emmy

  • Ajent 13/01/2015

    @jabberwocky seems slightly odd to be having this conclave ration on here... but...

    Perfect Pizza and PaPa Johns haven't gone anywhere? I had a PJ's the other day.

    Edit: I'm leaving it in because it's a bonkers auto-correct; conclave ration is obviously meant to be 'conversation'.
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  • And here's another Halo: The Master Chief Collection patch

  • Ajent 16/12/2014

    @iceytoa1 see... This is my problem. I was super excited for MCC, and then it came out and was just plain broken through and through (I know it wasn't as common, but I also had issue with the SP element). As such, I just stopped playing and went back to Destiny.

    Now I'm looking forward to getting Dragon Age and I'm not sure when I'll bother going back to Halo. Maybe for the beta?
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  • Final Fantasy 15's brotastic TGS trailer gets an English dub

  • Ajent 15/12/2014

    @LifeStream7 I'm confused. What do YOU think a JRPG is? Reply +1
  • Destiny: The Dark Below review

  • Ajent 15/12/2014

    @Switch024 Agreed. Everyone shouting 'rip off' are being slightly ignorant. It's clearly not a rip off as millions of players have deemed it a worthy purchase. It's like me stating that a season ticket for your favourite football team is a rip off because football is shit. That would simply be my opinion, not a fact.

    Wanting it to be cheaper is different.

    Destiny represents tremendous value for me also. I've just checked my app and I see I have put in just over 198hrs. That's the most I have played any video game ever !

    Edit: ooooh. Negged. Why?
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  • The Dark Below makes Destiny's mistakes all over again

  • Ajent 10/12/2014

    @VillanCaustic actually hats exactly how 'value' works. I don't think AllenSpawn is suggesting other forms of entertainment should be more expensive and that entertainment products should hold a universal 'per hour cost'. I think, ironically, he's actually trying to make the same point as you - '20 is not expensive if it the item/service that you paid 20 for holds a relative amount of value to you as the customer/consumer'. That's what AllenSpawn meant with regards to The Dark Below and that's exactly what you meant with Dragon Age. You're both actually saying the same thing. Reply -1
  • Today, Sony is selling PS4 20th Anniversary Edition consoles for just 19.94 each

  • Ajent 10/12/2014

    @SawnoffSpudgun I see what you did there ;o) Reply +1
  • Halo 5: Guardians beta will weigh in at 10.27GB - report

  • Ajent 05/12/2014

    Will it actually work though. I was so excited for Halo:MCC, but haven't played it once since three days after its release. In the three days that I did play I think i only managed to connect to about four games. Disappointing.

    It'd be a cracking game otherwise.
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  • Here's the PlayStation-exclusive content in Destiny expansion The Dark Below

  • Ajent 03/12/2014

    @Lepanto No hard feelings, don't worry (I get how the interwebz forums work 😉).

    Although, we'll probably have to agree to disagree. I just don't see it your way. I know the current trend is to assume these big corporations don't have the consumer interest at heart, but I'm willing to give Bungie benefit of the doubt due to their excessive fan involvement. They are constantly releasing patches based on fan feedback. They obviously value our opinion.

    As stated, I'm more of the opinion that if Sony hadn't have paid for DLC exclusivity then it just would not have been made. Which makes sense to me (making games DOES cost money) and I'm sure that would be the official word of both companies as well.
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  • Ajent 02/12/2014

    @Lepanto how is it irrelevant???

    Unless I'm missing something, my comment was the very definition of 'relevant'.

    And I certainly did not contribute towards the millions that Sony paid Bungue for the exclusivity deal. I paid the same as the XB1 owners. So how have I or anyone else 'footed the bill' for the exclusive content.

    It's almost as though you're unaware about how these exclusivity deals work (which, ironically, was what I was trying to explain in my original comment- hence its relevance).
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  • Ajent 02/12/2014

    @superfurry you're coming at it wrong. Bungie are charging the same for everyone for the base DLC content.

    It's Sony that have paid extra for additional content for their consumers.
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  • GAME selling Xbox One and four games for 299

  • Ajent 27/11/2014

    All four games are awesome (even ACU isn't THAT bad). I'd advise against simply dismissing Lego Marvel, especially for fathers with young sons. It was a brilliant gaming bonding session for me and my 4yr old. He loved it. Belting deal. Reply +7
  • Latest Destiny update unintentionally nerfs exotic weapons

  • Ajent 18/11/2014

    @penhalion fair enough. I've never even heard of them issues. From what I've read (including all the patch notes and weekly updates from Bungie) issues like what you describe have affected a small number of people and server disconnect issues related to IP's and such like we're noted as being mostly tied to players on University campus' and the such like.

    I'm not lying. I just disagree with you and have not experienced anything you've stated. This is also the experience of everyone I know who plays and from the articles I've read it seems a generally solid experience.

    But getting pissed off at me because you've decided I'm lying because my opinion differs to yours... Whatever.
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  • Ajent 18/11/2014

    @ahrmon what??? Reply 0
  • Ajent 18/11/2014

    @penhalion first of all, I can't just go do it now, you need six people. Otherwise, I'd gladly oblige.

    How about, rather than 'getting pissy' with me (which, might I add, is extremely immature considering you simply disagree with me) you specify what these 'bugs' are. I might then be able to offer an opinion as to whether I have experienced such incidents.

    Regarding your edit: the weapons (exotics) being nerfed only relates to some and is a mistake after the recent patch. The game still works though. We're talking about 'BROKEN' games. And as for the 'suck ass' excuse of it being a 'complex game', I'd say your almost correct to assume I would say something like that, but I'd changed the word 'complex' for 'persistently online'. Give me ONE example of a persistently online game that has not had similar issues. This IS to be expected.

    I still don't see the necessity for you to be so abusive though. I simply disagree with you. Why must you insist that I talk 'bollocks', get 'pissed' at me and state that I have 'blind' devotion. Your aggressive and abusive manner is undermining.
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  • Ajent 18/11/2014

    @penhalion OK. What the he'll did I do to upset you? Is it really necessary to call me an idiot and tell me to fuck off?

    My counter-comment would be to alert yourself to your obvious ignorance. Read my comment directly above the one you replied to. It's easy to find, ITS DIRECTLY ABOVE. I have played the raid, numerous times, completely, utterly, totally bug free. I don't know a single person who's experienced 'bugs' at all in anyway. The only thing I remember reading about is 'exploits' which are COMPLETELY different to bugs.

    As for it being the general consensus. I have read a few articles/ listened to a few podcasts this week about the numerous 'broken' games coming out and Destiny generally being used as an example of a successful launch/ non-broken game.

    Just because the general consensus disagrees with your view does not mean that it isn't the general opinion. Of course, it's probably best that we agree to disagree but please keep the aggressive insults to yourself. There not necessary.
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  • Ajent 18/11/2014

    @Sh00terStu This is a Destiny article. At what point has it been 'broken'? If you're just making random comments, I'd suggest you make you statement a little clearer so that you don't seem like some crazy guy. If you're mistaken and you thought the article was about a different game, fair enough. If you're honestly suggesting that Destiny is broken, then I'd ask 'How'?

    Destiny has worked perfectly other than in periods of maintenance (which is totally acceptable). And this is the general consensus. Not just my opinion.

    If you're upset about 'broken' games, there's plenty of suspects available that suit your currently misguided ire - AC:Unity, Halo:MCC and DriveClub spring to mind.

    Not Destiny though. That's one criticism that doesn't stick.
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  • Ajent 18/11/2014

    @snick the main difference between matchmaking and lfg will simply be the type of people each method attracts.

    lfg is full of people who understand the mechanics and are actively specifying roles and tactics. It makes the game much smoother and enjoyable when it's with people who know what they're doing.

    Matchmaking, whilst it may result in similar experiences it will also bring other problems. Players without mics, players who speak a different language (on EU servers - I doubt they'd specifiy a UK server!), players 'just trying it' with out doing the appropriate level of 'reading up', abusive and generally rude players.

    Matchmaking may have its uses, but it probably won't result in the best experience. Weeklies and Dailies, fine - once you're lvl 28+ they're easy enough to solo anyway, so one duff team member isn't going ruin things. The Raid requires a specific mind set and that's going to be difficult to manage.
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  • Who needs games: PlayStation 4's first year

  • Ajent 15/11/2014

    @ubergine This.

    I don't understand why people feel compelled to seek out negativity and use it as a means to justify there own 'moany' opinions.

    Are people really that depressed. I'm quite shocked.

    Personally, I agree. The PS4 (and the XB1) is an extremely competent machine if your expectations are realistic. I've probably played/used it every other day since launch and I still don't have enough time to play all the awesome games coming out. Granted, most of the awesome games in referring to aren't exclusive, but they do perform best on PS4 and for that I am very grateful and I have a lot of fun.

    My XB1 is used less for that very reason, but I'm still having a ton of fun with Halo and I enjoyed Titanfall and DR3. If I had more time I would definitely get Sunset and Forza.

    I don't see how anyone can be justifiably disappointed with either machine. I just don't get it.
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  • Smart Scoping with Halo 5: Guardians' multiplayer beta

  • Ajent 11/11/2014

    @Skooch IGN have a 343 ViDoc showing some gameplay. It looks like all 7 new abilities are available to everyone from the off.

    eg. The thruster is mapped to 'B'. Clamber is a second press of 'A' when near to an edge. Charge is 'RB' when at full sprint. Sprint is 'L3'. Slide is 'R3' at full sprint. SmartScope is 'LT'. The only one I'm not sure about is ground pound, but it sounds like this is a case of holding 'RB' after jumping, instead of tapping for a normal melee hit.
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