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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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  • Man blows $1m of stolen money on Game of War

  • BigDannyH 13/12/2016

    @kosigan Wowser, I undersold their biggest purchase quite significantly.

    However, I'm still going to have to assume he was using the game to make money off the company's card (I.e. purchasing in-game currency with the company card, selling it for real life cash).

    From the F2P games I've played, I feel like there's not enough content to support over £1,000 of spending (and there shouldn't be!). If he was spending £1,000 a day, every day, for years, how was he using all the in game currency he was getting?

    I can believe he found a way of using a company card to make money via a mobile game. I find it unbelievable that anyone could spend $1m for purely personal use in a F2P mobile game.

    $1,000,000 !!!
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  • BigDannyH 12/12/2016

    @Spuzzell

    Easy fella, I just did the math.

    I did follow the chain after commenting, as couldn't believe the BBC wouldn't check this. The wording in the document does say he used the card to pay for online gaming for around £1m, but it just doesn't seem possible to me it was for personal use.

    It then talks about money laundering. I imagine his gaming spend may have been a money spinning thing.

    I may be wrong, but that amount of money on a relatively recent game doesn't seem possible for one person.
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  • BigDannyH 12/12/2016

    Hang on, it appears to say he used the company card to pay for approx $1m of content in the game, but it also says for him and others.

    Sounds more like he sold in-game money to other people for real-life cash or something, rather than "blowing it" on the game.

    That I can believe.
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  • BigDannyH 12/12/2016

    I cannot believe that he could possibly have spent $1m. Even purchasing the bigger bundles on F2P games usually only costs about $60, right? He'd have had to do that over 16,500 times. Or once a day for 45 years.

    Or, looking at it another way, it's $700 every day for 4 years.

    I just cannot see how it's possible. Must be hugely exaggerated.
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  • Super Mario Run only playable with an internet connection

  • BigDannyH 09/12/2016

    This could be messy.

    I do like that they're still putting up a fight against piracy, rather than just throwing in the towel, but these methods tend to annoy the people who've paid for the game more than the pirates.
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  • The Overwatch Christmas event begins next week

  • BigDannyH 07/12/2016

    Only got into OW recently (bought it after the recent free trial), its defo my kind of shooter. Still figuring out what characters are good for different situations.

    I'm finding the arcade mode "all brawls" is quite good for learning the characters abilities. Couldn't work out why the combo was Lucio & Roadhog on "Well", became obvious quite quickly.
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  • Russian MPs call for FIFA 17 ban over "gay propaganda"

  • BigDannyH 06/12/2016

    @Noxia Agreed, it's really odd that any grown up (especially an elected politician) would be offended by another person's sexual orientation.

    By opposing the fight for equality, that literally makes you in favour of inequality.
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  • Street Fighter 5 season two set for sweeping balance changes

  • BigDannyH 06/12/2016

    What was the problem with the invincible DPs? They're a bit annoying and cheap but are super punishable on block / whiff. I always felt they were suitably high risk.

    Although Ken's light DP recovers very quickly, get caught trying to crush-counter him all the time.
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  • Advertising Standards rules No Man's Sky Steam page did not mislead consumers

  • BigDannyH 30/11/2016

    @SonicUk BTW - I've got no issue with people being annoyed and not liking NMS or Hello Games, it's just the legal action bit that's silly. Hence why the financial loss is relevant. Reply +1
  • BigDannyH 30/11/2016

    @riceNpea Nice! (+1) Reply 0
  • BigDannyH 30/11/2016

    @SonicUk

    When you are taking legal action, the amount of money you have lost is one of the main considerations. I'm not sure what else you would be taking legal action against a videogame company for? Mental distress?

    I honestly don't know what planet some gamers live on.
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  • BigDannyH 30/11/2016

    @spamdangled

    I find it hard to believe that anyone who comments on Eurogamer can claim to be unaware of what sort of game NMS was going to be like.

    Wilful ignorance.
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  • BigDannyH 30/11/2016

    @spamdangled

    Firstly - The cost of a videogame is not an expensive lesson. Learn it, don't make the same mistake again.

    Secondly - I knew for about a year before release that NMS was a procedurally generated space exploration game. There were articles everywhere. Who was surprised when they bought the game and found that out?
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  • BigDannyH 30/11/2016

    @swisstony I know, humanity!

    I'll give him the benefit of doubt and assume he's being sarcastic.
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  • BigDannyH 30/11/2016

    People need to start taking responsibility for their purchases.

    If you got mislead when buying something big like a house or a car, then by all means take legal action.

    If you choose to spend £40 on a piece of entertainment that you end up not enjoying, suck it up.
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  • Marvel vs. Capcom 4 reportedly due out 2017

  • BigDannyH 29/11/2016

    I hope this does happen, more to watch the pros than play it myself. The level of creativity you see from MVC3 players is really impressive, but I find it crazy intense to play.

    It has odd pacing too. There seems to be so much happening on screen at any given moment, you get tagged and then your opponent gets to show off their combo for quite a while until they either KO your character or drop in a reset and start again. Once they KO someone, you then have to deal with the mix-up on entry of your next character to avoid starting the whole conbo-train all over again.

    It feels way more frantic and unfriendly to beginners than SF, but it's awesome to watch. Was so good watching the weekly tournaments when MVC3 first came out and it felt like you were seeing new tech all the time.

    If they'd not had the licensing issues for UMVC3 and were able to patch it a bit and introduce new characters, I think it'd be the No.1 game at most fighting game tournaments still. Never seeing 75% of the cast and a Doom on 90% of teams gets a bit old.

    You know he's underpowered when there's a Marvel game and nobody picks Spider-Man!
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  • Street Fighter 5 mod puts Overwatch's Sombra in the game

  • BigDannyH 28/11/2016

    Ultra David tweeted the other day that Blizzard could probably come out and dominate the fighting game genre whenever they wanted. Having recently picked up Overwatch, I'm inclined to agree.

    I'm assuming he's referring to character creation (Overwatch proves they don't need to rely on WoW characters, fully capable of creating new ones) and the ability to keep people coming back for more. It seems so obvious to put loot boxes into SFV containing icons, colours & costumes. They're already in the game but the unlocking system is terrible, very little incentive to play other than personal improvement and ranked points.

    Also, things like victory poses, taunts, intro animations etc. All things that could be added to loot boxes.

    They could implement loot boxes with levelling up different characters. Allow you to buy boxes with fight money. Have tavern brawl type events each week where you get a loot box. Arcade-style matches where you both play as a random character in a mirror match.

    Yeah, they'd need to spend time making loot, a lot of which would need to be given away for "free". But it would boost the player base and goodwill towards the game. People will play a lot for the loot!
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  • Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare Legacy Edition - the one that includes Modern Warfare Remastered - down to £50

  • BigDannyH 24/11/2016

    Are gamers finally voting with their wallets? So many games struggling to sell! Reply +2
  • Street Fighter 5's latest stage banned from Capcom's own tournament because it's too distracting

  • BigDannyH 23/11/2016

    Why was the beach level banned?

    I thought it might cause the game to stutter slightly, which is pretty poor. Although, if it is due to the water being distracting then that's a load of bollocks. It's annoying as it's a good looking stage.

    The plane one is fun but obviously distracting.
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  • FIFA coin hacker convicted of defrauding EA out of $16m

  • BigDannyH 17/11/2016

    @SupremeAC I take your point about failsafes, but I imagine they have to straddle the line between giving out too many coins or halting the system continuously.

    We all know that when systems are too heavy-handed they end up locking everyone out.

    Leaving themselves some wiggle room also leaves gaps for the shady bastards to exploit.
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  • Watch Dogs 2 review

  • BigDannyH 15/11/2016

    I don't know why half the commentators even come to this site if they dislike it so much. Reply +1
  • Where's our Watch Dogs 2 review?

  • BigDannyH 14/11/2016

    Why do people have a problem with what EG have done here?

    I read this as "the game appears to currently be broken, therefore we're holding back our review". They've told me it's broken, so I won't be buying it immediately.

    They've also hinted that it might be quite good, so I can see why they've not reviewed it.

    I'd have been more annoyed to buy a broken game based on good reviews than have to wait for a review that better reflects the quality of the long-term product.

    I feel like EG, for the sake of their audience, are hurting themselves by not publishing bang on embargo. Yet they are still not being appreciated by their readers.

    Why do people want games to be trashed immediately when there's a possibility they might be running well in a couple of days?
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  • Dishonored 2 launch sales down 38% on Dishonored

  • BigDannyH 14/11/2016

    Well, if Bethesda are happy to make the websites wait for review copies, I guess they'll be happy to wait for us consumers to buy our copies.

    In all honesty, I reckon this game will do well in the long run. Interesting time to launch it though, I feel like it might have sold better if released at a less busy period.
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  • Why are some PS4 Pro titles running slower than base hardware?

  • BigDannyH 11/11/2016

    I still think counting pixels is a bit of a mug's game.

    Ideally we'd have awesome looking games running at 60 FPS in 4K. But, in reality, developers don't have unlimited time and consoles need to be priced competitively (so can't have the power of a £4,000 PC).

    The thing is, everyone knows a consistent frame rate and a good art-style / lighting affects is all we need. I'd take a pretty and smooth game in 720p over a bland looking game that stutters at 4K.
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  • Arkane looking into Dishonored 2 PC performance complaints

  • BigDannyH 10/11/2016

    @TimmishMcgraw Awesome, thanks.

    I kinda upgraded for Doom, which my old card struggled with, but I also wanted to take my base unit apart and change my graphics card for the first time. Was surprisingly easy!

    I really should take it out for a proper test drive!
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