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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.
    Reply +9
  • 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?
    Reply +1
  • 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.
    Reply -1
  • 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).
    Reply +5
  • 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).
    Reply +11
  • 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?
    Reply -6
  • 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.
    Reply +3
  • 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.
    Reply +1
  • 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'.
    Reply +5
  • 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.
    Reply -1
  • 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
  • Ajent 16/04/2015

    This isn't new. This has been available on a number of games for a few years now. Any game that is downloadable as a trial will last for an hour. An easy way to check is to go into the game info and see how long the licence lasts. I'm surprised EG don't know/ didn't do this. Reply 0
  • Destiny data miners dig up two new social spaces

  • Ajent 15/04/2015

    @lone_wolf_uk Yep. I did it day one of release. All I had to do was load up the game and start playing. Was easy. Reply +5
  • Destiny's House of Wolves expansion has no new raid, Bungie confirms

  • Ajent 14/04/2015

    @grassyknoll Saying that 'Destiny has failed' is also just opinion though isn't. In fact, the truth is quite a bit different. Reply -1
  • Ajent 14/04/2015

    @grassyknoll that's more of an opinion than a fact. I have ploughed 350+ hours into Destiny. More than any other game I've played on console. That's easily 'enough' content. Reply +4
  • "He suddenly became incredibly sullen, angry and frustrated. He was 10"

  • Ajent 02/04/2015

    @Boom-Q You obviously don't understand what a teachers role is. For the period of time that a child is under a teachers supervision that teacher (and by extension the school) are responsible for all elements of that child's well being. That's why children who have been reported to social services can be kept in school and away from parents, because at such a time it is the teachers acting in the child's best interests. You clearly don't have children, or have a complete lack of understanding at what responsibilities a teacher has and you certainly evidenced a complete lack of knowledge with regards to child safeguarding policies and procedures. Reply +9
  • 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?).
    Reply +6
  • 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.
    Reply +15
  • 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.
    Reply 0
  • 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??
    Reply +4
  • 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.
    Reply +3
  • 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.
    Reply +9
  • 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.
    Reply 0
  • 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.
    Reply -1
  • 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.
    Reply -1
  • 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.
    Reply 0