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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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  • Making a game out of running

  • BigDannyH 15/01/2017

    Podcasts are great for running. Donlan & Bratt have accompanied me on quite a few runs in the last few months. Reply +1
  • VR may not have made much money, but it's already revitalising games

  • BigDannyH 29/12/2016

    @Fourfoldroot I'm not sure nausea is the only long-term issue, but I agree that it's probably the biggest one that can potentially be solved.

    With the sports viewing, the point I was trying to make was that watching on TV is probably a better experience as far as viewing angles, close ups, replays etc. against actually being there. But if you're watching live, you get the atmosphere and usually you're there with some mates. With VR, while I'm sure it's more immersive than a TV, I'm not sure it would be able to fully catch the atmosphere.

    I dunno, I'm not against VR and find even just watching 360 YouTube videos in Google cardboard pretty amazing, but there's just such a big gap at present between these early products and where we'd need to be for it to become mainstream. Gotta start somewhere though. And the fact they can capture a snippet of the experience by strapping a smart-phone to your face makes me hopeful they'll bridge the gap at some point.
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  • BigDannyH 29/12/2016

    Even putting gaming to one side, I find it hard to see the point at which the amazing tech overcomes the practicality of it.

    Take watching sport as an example. They're talking about putting a 360 camera in a seat at a stadium so you can watch the game like you're actually there. That's obviously an amazing achievement, but it's not really practical. You'd end up with a worse view than just watching it on TV and becomes redundant as soon as you're watching it with someone else.

    I think there's an easier argument to be made for games, which most people play on their own. But I still think the physical barriers you need to break through are currently too high to be the standard way of doing things. Small things like the headset and the wires are quite a big deal vs. a TV screen and no wires. The room space and nausea are far more obvious hurdles that are very difficult to clear.

    Then there's the financial hurdles.

    Overall, I can see how VR is amazing. You can't get more immersive! But I cannot see how it can be "the future" until it's far more accessible.
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  • Stephen's Sausage Roll review

  • BigDannyH 25/12/2016

    @neilka Well played +1 Reply +24
  • Street Fighter 5 season two begins today

  • BigDannyH 20/12/2016

    @Master09

    I'd go a step further and just make the original release free.

    Some people will moan, but it's been out for almost a year and if it brings in more players, everyone wins.

    Obviously the season 2 characters should be paid for, and I'd be happy for the season 1 DLC guys to not be included in the free version. But, let's be honest, how many new sales of the original disc version are they expecting to sell? Must be quite a few second hand versions floating around for 5-10.

    Maybe they'll consider this after Xmas.
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  • Leak reveals Street Fighter 5 will shame rage quitters by branding their profile

  • BigDannyH 16/12/2016

    Rage quitting, the sincerest form of flattery. Reply +7
  • Evolve, Left 4 Dead dev announces new dark fantasy co-op FPS IP

  • BigDannyH 13/12/2016

    I really wanted Evolve to work. I think part of the problem was the aggressive DLC push from the word go but, ultimately, I found the game mechanics quite frustrating.

    It seemed to be a loop of constant chasing around after something you couldn't even see, followed by a very short and hectic battle with a bullet sponge that you couldn't really tell if you were hurting (zero feedback from the monster when it was hit). There was no time to think, you had to be straight on the chase again, which didn't make for good pacing.

    I thought the game looked amazing, and so liked the concept, but it just wasn't that much fun to play.

    I do think a co-op hunting game could be fun, but making the opposition a single player with one life makes balancing for pacing and enjoyment very difficult.
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