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  • Jelly Deals: Steam Link discounted to its lowest ever price, Steam Controller available for £28

  • BigDannyH 22/06/2017

    Steam link is ace when wired up (wouldn't even begin to work on my not great WiFi).

    I recently purchased power line adapters based on someone here's recommendation and it's a bit of a game changer. My PC is decent enough to run most current games well so, now I have the option to easily stream them to my living room TV, I've been purchasing single-player games from Steam rather than on my PS4.
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  • The E3 Bulletin: Monday

  • BigDannyH 12/06/2017

    What was the game at the Xbox conference with the really cool pixel-art style graphic?. It was part pixel-art, part 2.5D, had awesome lighting and looked a bit Blade Runner steam punk.

    Very pretty.
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  • Mass Effect Andromeda patch makes Jaal bi

  • BigDannyH 07/06/2017

    I've not played Andromeda, mainly because I've been put off by the marketing focusing on how you can shag everybody.

    I've no problem with same-sex romances etc., it's just the marketing came across as though the producers thought Mass Effect was popular because of the ability to have sex with other characters. It was so much more than that for me.

    Don't get me wrong, my Shepherd wasn't celibate or anything, but the best bit about ME for me was building non-romantic relationships with all my crew.

    The buddy missions in ME2 were ace. They built the characters up well and made it really sting when a couple of them snuffed it later on. You don't have to bonk someone to care about them.

    TLDR - I thought the Andromeda marketing made it look like they'd missed the point of ME crew relationships.
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  • HTC Vive now offers two-year £35 monthly financing option

  • BigDannyH 16/05/2017

    @tennocyte EG have mugged you right off today, three reviews in a few hours!

    Or maybe they read your comment and knuckled down.
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  • Anita Sarkeesian brings Tropes vs. Women in Video Games to a close

  • BigDannyH 28/04/2017

    I thought it was a good series.

    From memory, she says at the beginning that she's a fan of games and not trying to slag off the quality of the games themselves, just trying to highlight the tropes that everyone might be able to do better to avoid in the future. That's how I remember it coming across at the time.

    For me, the hate she received was absolutely insane. Regardless of whether you agree with every single example she gave, surely people can see that lots of female characters are over-sexualised, often treated as damsels in distress, female versions of male characters (with a bow in their hair) etc. Not sure why people got so upset.
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  • Dawn of War 3 review

  • BigDannyH 28/04/2017

    Quite the spectacle, even if my friend did have to 'suddenly leave' soon after.

    Tilt.
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  • Capcom tweaks Street Fighter 5 Thailand stage due to "unintentional religious references"

  • BigDannyH 27/04/2017

    I'm not sure who they're worried about offending, Muslims or non-Muslims?

    Is it blasphemous to include Islamic chants in an entertainment product?

    Or are Capcom worried people will claim they're trying to project religion on to them?

    I imagine a corporation like Capcom just have a policy to remove any religious references to avoid the possibility of offending anyone. Not the worst idea.
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  • Eight new characters confirmed for Marvel vs. Capcom Infinite

  • BigDannyH 25/04/2017

    "When's Mahvel?"
    "When's Mahvel?"
    "When's Mahvel?"

    It's coming out later this year and you'll need to pay for some DLC if you want to play all the characters.

    "Fuck you Capcom!"

    Ok, not gonna argue that announcing DLC now is a great way to get people on board, but was pretty inevitable and I'd rather know before buying the vanilla version.
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  • Ultra Street Fighter 2 on Nintendo Switch costs £35

  • BigDannyH 19/04/2017

    I own a Switch. Love Street Fighter (including SFV which the general gamer seems to hate). Was even defending the pricing of DLC on SFV earlier. But £35 is way outside my budget for this title.

    I guess it would only be a bit of fun for me, not gonna be my SF game or platform. I think £10 is more my price.
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  • Street Fighter 5 gets iconic Thailand stage as DLC

  • BigDannyH 19/04/2017

    @StanDarsh I think they ballsed up the fight money. I don't think they fully committed to it. In theory, anything purchasable through fight money can be purchased for free I guess.

    They gave us "story mode", which apparently people were desperate for. No idea why they've not done an arcade mode?

    I'm in agreement that the launch was mishandled, but I don't think that means everything should be free forever. I don't think they're quite as desperate for players as an FPS that stumbles at launch, not as much extremely similar opposition.
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  • BigDannyH 19/04/2017

    @StanDarsh Arcade mode I'll give you, but not everything needs to be free. Reply +11
  • British terror hoaxer charged after US gamer shot by cops

  • BigDannyH 11/04/2017

    He's 21? That's way too old not not fully understand the consequences of his actions. Reply +1
  • Watchdog bans Mobile Strike ad featuring curvy models in bikinis

  • BigDannyH 05/04/2017

    This is an odd advert?

    I agree it doesn't ogle too much, and could be argued as slightly progressive by using plus size models, but, ultimately, what do bikini clad women have to do with the game?

    It really is difficult to imagine a future where advertisers stop using attractive women to get the viewers attention. A very sad thought.
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  • The anatomy of a Street Fighter

  • BigDannyH 04/04/2017

    I remember them saying the exaggerate the bits you're supposed to be watching out for.

    Explains why Laura's hands and feet are like Shaq's!
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  • Meet the volunteer coaches making the world better at Street Fighter 5

  • BigDannyH 04/04/2017

    Great article Wes.

    The Fighting Game Community has a bit of a bad reputation for some reason, yet all I ever see is lots of players continually trying to help others improve.

    The online shooter community always seems much worse to me. I think because it's easy to blame your team when you lose. Not much to hide behind in a 1-on-1 game.
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  • Microsoft on why Xbox One doesn't need a No Man's Sky equivalent

  • BigDannyH 03/04/2017

    @muro I wonder if the fact they release on Windows 10 & Xbox is supposed to be an incentive to the publishers (bigger audience)? Although the higher prices and lower pirating incentive of console gaming is lost.

    I agree that it doesn't really hurt the consumers. Kind of a second-order impact on XB1 owners of less people buying XB1s as they can use their PC, which means less incentives for developers to make XB1 games etc. But there appear to be loads of XB1 games released, I don't think it's the Wii ghost-town just yet.
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  • Zelda patch improves frame-rate on Switch

  • BigDannyH 01/04/2017

    @Nintendemon
    That's my whole point though. The game's massive and complex and they've been working on it for probably 5-6 years, yet they can improve something so fundamental in just a couple of weeks?

    I imagine there are probably developers begging for some time to optimise, but they're only given permission once the game's been shipped and it becomes apparent to the top dogs that it's more of an issue than they thought. Then they probably get all hands on deck.

    Must be frustrating to the developers.
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  • BigDannyH 31/03/2017

    @peterfll yeah, I can kind of understand oddities and bugs as you've gotta ship it at some point, but they must've seen frame rate dips ages ago.

    I don't think the frame rate dips are game breaking, especially given how much amazing stuff you can do in the game, but it's weird to hear they can significantly improve the performance so soon after release.
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  • BigDannyH 31/03/2017

    Defo don't want to complain, but I find it crazy how they can make improvements to games this big in just a few weeks. Then you have to question why they didn't do it prior to release.

    Obviously must be a reason, just baffling.
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  • Fake news! Did Final Fantasy 15's reworked Chapter 13 just get political?

  • BigDannyH 27/03/2017

    @internisus

    It feels to me when a bully at school gets called something he doesn't understand (let's say, pretentious), goes away, discovers what it means and then comes back shouting loudly that the person who accused them of being pretentious is actually way more pretentious.

    Basically the weakest comeback possible.
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  • BigDannyH 27/03/2017

    I find it weird that, all through his campaign, Trump was sending out loads of unverified statements that turned out to be false. But, now he's in office, it's his team that keep complaining about "fake news". Reply +59
  • Left Joy-Con issues resolved for future units, Nintendo claims

  • BigDannyH 22/03/2017

    @MrDurandPierre I'm in that faulty group.

    It's not impossible to cope with, just can't hold it in my lap with my beefy legs between the controller and the unit, but it'd definitely "faulty".
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  • BigDannyH 22/03/2017

    I love my Switch, but this is bull shit.

    I'll get by with the left controller I've got, but don't tell me it's not faulty.

    Bull shit.
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  • Mass Effect: Andromeda review

  • BigDannyH 20/03/2017

    This reviewing poorly is a shame. Still, when the recent marketing kept mentioning how you could "bang" certain squad mates, it did ring some alarm bells. Yes, of course everyone did it in the original ME trilogy, but that wasn't the whole point of the game?

    The best I can hope for now is that people start looking at ME3 in a better light (I thought it really wasn't a bad game at all).
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  • Breath of the Wild shows Nintendo is learning from PC games

  • BigDannyH 16/03/2017

    "A lighter tone suits the immersive sim" - couldn't agree more.

    I find games like Skyrim, as BOTW has been compared continuously, intimidating and bleak looking (although I understand they have a great sense of humour when you play them). Disguising BOTW as a fun Zelda game, with all the charm that comes with it, has tricked me into playing and enjoying this type of open-world game.

    I enjoy most Zelda games, but this is by far the most fascinating!
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  • Nintendo investigating Switch Joy-Con issues

  • BigDannyH 13/03/2017

    I've played quite a bit of Zelda on the big screen, only came across this issue last night.

    Was sat back on the sofa, feet on the coffee table and the controller in my lap, so was just not able to get the signal through my thigh.

    It's very poor but, in reality, not actually that big a deal for me. Only cut out for a second or so and I just took my feet off the coffee table.

    Sounds like a hardware issue, so I think I'm going to have to live with it.
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  • Switch has redesigned portable gaming forever

  • BigDannyH 08/03/2017

    @benfresh76
    The "hastily launched hardware" reputation going around is a shame. Obviously if people are having problems then they should let everyone know but, as someone luckily without left joycon issues (yet), I'm thoroughly impressed by the hardware.

    If someone is expecting PS4 power and demands 1080/60 for all games, then it's not for them. But I reckon most people would be quite impressed if they tried one out.
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  • BigDannyH 08/03/2017

    It's a great handheld. I bought it as Vita fan rather than a Nintendo fan (although I've always loved Zelda games).

    I would be playing it on the train right now, but the bloody travel cases are sold out!
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  • The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild review

  • BigDannyH 02/03/2017

    Wow, what a great review!

    I defy anyone to read that and not want to give the game a whirl.

    Good work Oli!
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  • Yes, Nintendo Switch games really do taste bad on purpose

  • BigDannyH 02/03/2017

    My favourite Switch launch article yet! Reply +4
  • Super Bomberman R shows a side of the Switch that's a little unloved at launch

  • BigDannyH 02/03/2017

    @PinktotheLast Yeah, I need the grey one if I'm going to whip it out on the the train (the Switch, that is).

    I reckon (or at least hope) they're redistributing all the cancelled pre-orders among the newer pre-orderers.
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  • BigDannyH 02/03/2017

    @PinktotheLast Ditto

    I didn't order it until a week ago, so I'm assuming
    I'm bottom of the queue. When did you order yours?
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  • Jelly Deals: A PS4 Slim with Nioh or Horizon: Zero Dawn and an extra controller costs you £230 today

  • BigDannyH 27/02/2017

    @gillri I skipped the Wii U as it didn't seem like a great home console, whereas the Switch looks like a really good handheld.

    I'm not 100% getting the Switch on launch, but I think I'll get one eventually and can't see the price going down significantly any time soon. So, as a fan of handheld consoles, I'm thinking I'll do the early adopter thing.
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  • BigDannyH 27/02/2017

    I'm refusing the let this put me off buying a Switch for £280. Although I may have a little cry afterwards.

    I really hope the pro controller isn't a necessity for the Switch, it's £20 more than a DS4 (which I'm sure is also a superior controller).
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  • Nintendo Switch Joy-Con connection issue sparks concern ahead of launch

  • BigDannyH 24/02/2017

    Sounds like something worth keeping an eye on, but feels fixable through a patch. Reply -1
  • Jelly Deals: Steam Link and Steam Controller discounted by up to 60%

  • BigDannyH 23/02/2017

    @berelain Firstly, I have a Steam link and, provided you have both it and your PC wired to the internet, works really well. Useless on WiFi and does turn itself on occasionally which is annoying, but does its job when you want it to.

    Secondly - what is this Steam home streaming you talk of? Does it only work on other windows based machines?
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  • Here's what Zelda: Breath of the Wild's new amiibo do

  • BigDannyH 21/02/2017

    So the plural of amiibo is amiibo? Reply +8
  • Street Fighter 5 mod makes loading a match much quicker

  • BigDannyH 21/02/2017

    Well, that's annoying.

    I'm defo not a hater on Capcom, they made a great game I thoroughly enjoy, but I have not enjoyed the serious amount of time I've spent staring at that blindingly white screen waiting for a match to start.
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  • Horizon Zero Dawn review

  • BigDannyH 20/02/2017

    Interesting comparisons to The Witcher 3, the Far Cry comparison was more expected (especially as I almost exclusively used the bow in Far Cry 3 & 4).

    The bow combat in Horizon looks good. The Witcher's combat was easily the bit I enjoyed the least. It just never clicked with me. Was more of a chore than a fun bit of gameplay. Oh, and the loot in the Witcher was just too much. I was never sure when I'd picked up something good or not (other than Gwent cards!).

    I cannot see how Horizon will compete with The Witchers world though, which is superbly rich and full of character.
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  • Dead Space is the sequel Resident Evil 4 deserved

  • BigDannyH 19/02/2017

    I have very fond memories of Dead Space, although the only specific thing I can recall is stamping on everything 3-4 times, just to be sure.

    Most satisfying stamp in gaming?
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  • PlayStation Now is discontinuing service on PS3, Vita and PlayStation TV

  • BigDannyH 15/02/2017

    Is it still only PS3 games? If it's simply streaming, why not PS4 games? Reply +4
  • Zelda: Breath of the Wild hard mode, Cave of Trials part of £17.99 season pass

  • BigDannyH 14/02/2017

    I'm not sure why I'm hesitant to buy a switch.

    I love my Vita and if Sony were releasing a newer, better version of the Vita that I could attach to my TV at a moments' notice I'd be all over it. I think the difference is I'm concerned Nintendo won't be as encouraging towards the Indie devs as well as Sony have over the last few years.

    I'm also a huge fans of cross-play / cross-save on the Vita & PS4. And effectively all Switch games will achieve the same thing.

    I think the main issue is that I'm not that big a fan of Nintendo games anymore. Although I loved the recent Zelda 3DS game and the new Zelda game looks ace.

    I want to support this idea (handheld / console hybrid) but I don't really want to drop £350 for just a Zelda and Mario Kart machine.
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  • Disney ditches Pewdiepie after anti-semitic stunt

  • BigDannyH 14/02/2017

    I'm not sure what the difference is between alt-right and the far right?

    That nazi loving website seems pretty far right to me.
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  • Why Valve has no interest in making console games

  • BigDannyH 10/02/2017

    @AgentDaleCooper

    Well, I was thinking of the arguments for going PC only, then realised they could get most of the benefits by releasing on PC first and potentially hoover up some console only money down the line.

    Not trying to say anyone's right or wrong, just throwing in my two bob.
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  • BigDannyH 10/02/2017

    @ubergine

    I think I'm with you on this one.

    Yeah, it seems mental not to take the easy console money, but they're in a strong enough position to not do that. Plus, they may convince people to buy / upgrade their PCs and, once they do that, you know people will have a little dip in the Steam pool.

    I suspect any console release of a Valve game would be 6-12 months after the PC release.
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  • FIFA YouTuber who ran illegal gambling site addresses controversy

  • BigDannyH 08/02/2017

    I get the impression he wasn't aware some of the stuff the site offered was illegal. I can even buy he was a little ignorant and didn't fully think through that this would effectively lead to kids gambling.

    However I do not forgive him for his apparent greed.

    I gather this guy already makes a fortune through his YouTube channel. Fair dos, I'm not too snobby to begrudge that. But I do think he should be really thankful for it! No need to try and exploit your position for a little extra dosh.

    If it's anything like the CSGO guys, I understand that he'll have been approached with an offer to set this site up and promote it. The shadiest part of the whole operation is they way they promote it as though they're not directors and then surprisingly win a huge amount in their promotion video. The CSGO guy's video was dodgy as fuck, showing what clearly appeared to be a rigged jackpot.

    Nasty stuff.
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  • Overwatch celebrates Chinese New Year with new Mei, D. Va skins

  • BigDannyH 20/01/2017

    I think the skins (and other prizes) in loot boxes are a great idea that loads of online MP games (*cough* Street Fighter *cough*) should copy.

    Firstly, you don't need them as purely cosmetic. None of this pay to win bollocks.

    They're a great reward to keep people playing. I've played loads of extra games of OW trying to get those extra arcade wins that result in a loot box.

    They're also a good incentive to try other characters.

    Basically they create the F2P incentives to keep playing without actually forcing people to buy anything.

    I'm so annoyed at SFV for taking the route they did. They had an in game currency that's ended up not being used for new costumes. Along with costumes, they've got loads of icons, titles & colours they could fill boxes with, as well as win quotes, taunts and potential for victory poses. The current incentive to play is the desire to improve & ranked points. That's fine for some of us, but I have no doubt they'd multiply their player base many times if there were cosmetic rewards up for grabs.
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  • Here's our first look at Xbox One's new Guide

  • BigDannyH 17/01/2017

    @RawShark You know what, I did use the voice commands occasionally. Mostly "Xbox pause" while watching a Bluray or "Xbox off". My girlfriend used to think it sounded like I was telling it off.

    Like yours, mine ended up stuffed in the drawer. Still catch my gf getting confused when she shouts "Xbox off" and nothing happens. I haven't got the heart to tell her it's not plugged in anymore.
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  • BigDannyH 17/01/2017

    Oh, and they released the XB1 as a largely voice-activated system!

    Although the tech firms are still pushing that for some reason. Who wants to talk to their appliances? Especially when half the time they don't understand you or even appear to hear you in the first place.

    Sometimes I wish I could communicate with humans using button presses, would avoid a lot of miscommunication.
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  • BigDannyH 17/01/2017

    The XB1's UI was so confusing at first, was hard to find basic stuff like the settings menu or "my games" but they've improved it a lot and I'm quite used to it now.

    While it took them long enough, they did finallly realise that trying to wedge the Xbox in as a live TV accessory was a complete non-starter. Once they ditched that and, I assume, started listening to their staff who understood how people use these consoles, everything's been improving.

    Honestly, how did a group of well paid execs decide to try and latch a game's console on to live TV? It's absurd. Everything's moving online and they're creating solutions to problems that don't exist for an old school media. Bonkers.
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