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  • How to find Destiny Skywatch loot farming location

  • BigDannyH 22/09/2014

    @Rawne
    @Old_Books
    I've only had the game for a weekend but I'm enjoying it, but I can't see myself grinding too much. I think I'll just play something else for a while and come back when there's more content. I think I'll get plenty of use out of the game though as the co-op Strikes are fun for an hour if your mates are online.

    I cannot understand why anyone would end up standing infront of the cave like those guys did, is it really just to level up. Why do people care so much about their level? Is it so they can access the raid?

    I'm undecided if they use of this exploit is due to lack of diverse content in the game or people obsessing over levelling up ASAP. Probably a bit of both.
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  • BigDannyH 22/09/2014

    The other day I saw a group of level 25 players grouped around a cave, shooting in. I thought there would be some kind of secret monster coming out any moment and hung around to see the epic fight. Nothing happened.

    I had a look in the cave and soon realised they were just popping off low level cretins for loot. I just left them too it.

    Things like this piss me off more than they should. If ever I saw boosters on CoD (going for nukes on MW2) I'd do all I could to screw with them. I think it's because their actions highlight how pointless the whole thing is, all everyone is doing is shooting stuff for no reason.

    Although the more I think about it, it is ridiculous. It's a game they've reduced to a pointless chore. Like standing a foot from a dart board and throwing every dart into the treble 20. Or placing all the balls over the pockets and claiming a high break in snooker.

    If ever anyone even contemplates farming in a game like Destiny, just go do something else. Anything else.
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  • Destiny review

  • BigDannyH 17/09/2014

    @Beano
    "8 = lazy and gutless review

    I give it 7/10.... the game, not the review."

    This comment is brilliant!

    To clarify, if Oli has given it a 7/10 would you have congratulated him on his spot on, thorough and gutsy review?
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  • Mysterious flyer suggests possible Castlevania spiritual successor from Iga - rumour

  • BigDannyH 04/09/2014

    @Porcupine_I
    And it'll be fully funded 3 seconds later.
    Reply +5
  • Destiny dev reveals Raid details

  • BigDannyH 03/09/2014

    There's a fine line between a good challenge and something that just feels like bashing your head against a brick wall. I'm pretty confident Bungie will be able to find a good balance but I'm hoping they can scale it for groups of 2-3 people (the most I'll ever get on at one time).

    Still, I'd rather it was a tad too hard than too easy.

    Also, the monster fight level (the one with the giant eyeball at the end) on the Beta was easily my favourite part. Did it on Normal and hard with different sets of randoms and it was quality both times!
    Reply +1
  • Editor's blog: A brief note about "GamerGate"

  • BigDannyH 02/09/2014

    The excuse of a crusade against corruption in videogame journalism is pathetic.

    1. They're people writing about an entertainment product, not the Watergate scandal (no offence EG).

    2. If people are stupid enough to read a couple of reviews and buy everything recommended, that's they're problem.

    3. The allegations seem to be against the amount of positive views of "indie" games. How could the indies even afford to corrupt anyone?

    As far as the Tropes videos are concerned, people need to learn how to deal with being shown how something they love isn't perfect. The reaction is insane, as it appears are some of the ring leaders (the guy with the whiskey and cigarette, playing with his lighter is hilariously delusional).

    These guys also think they know more about the games industry than Schafer!
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  • Hands-on with Oculus Rift DK2

  • BigDannyH 31/08/2014

    @Bruh
    I was only comparing VR to 3D because both require the user to wear something on their face. I don't think that inconvenience can be overlooked.

    There's no chance, in its current format, that VR will be even remotely close to "mobile phone type massive". If they could make it more like wearing a pair of sunglasses then it might be quite popular, but that's a pipe dream at the moment.
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  • BigDannyH 31/08/2014

    I always felt that companies pushing 3D underestimated the public's aversion to wearing stupid glasses every time they want to use their TV.

    I feel like the Oculus is different, as it's a niche product for gamers and we buy all sorts of crap we don't need, but I still think the fact you have to put a contraption on your face will be the biggest stumbling block to its success. It's at an advantage compared to 3D as the benefit appears to be worth some hassle, but the device looks like such a monstrosity at present.

    Why Facebook bought it is really confusing though, do they think it's going to be widely popular?
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  • Nintendo announces new 3DS and 3DS XL designs with extra buttons, improved CPU

  • BigDannyH 29/08/2014

    The "new 3DS".

    They really do not help themselves when they name their consoles.

    And the nubbin just seems weird. It's not like there's not room on the front panel for another disc thing.

    No point complaining though. The Vita got everything right as far as the screen and controls go and nobody seems to want one.

    To be fair, Sony also don't help themselves. They went in at too high a price, wasted time trying to include the mobile phone features nobody needs (we all have phones with much better software) and tried to market it as a PS3 in your pocket, which it isn't.

    I've kind of given up hope on the Vita being a widely owned console, but still think there's a chance that, possibly at Xmas, all those people who got a PS4 last year might be more tempted by a Vita than a Xbox One or Wii U.
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  • Stick it to the Man! launches on Xbox One today

  • BigDannyH 28/08/2014

    "Puzzle platformer"

    That description always instantly turns me off a game, even though I've enjoyed quite a few over the years. I guess it kind of makes a game sound dated and stale.

    To be clear, I have not played Stick it to the Man and therefore am not saying it is dated or stale.
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  • BioShock iOS is out tonight for $15

  • BigDannyH 27/08/2014

    I'm not sure 10 is "insane", I'd be more concerned with the controls.

    If think about it if it was on the Vita and ran well.
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  • Titan Souls trailer showcases terrifying bosses, lovely scenery

  • BigDannyH 27/08/2014

    This is coming to the Vita?

    Great news!
    Reply +1
  • Mario Kart 8 getting Zelda and Animal Crossing DLC

  • BigDannyH 27/08/2014

    @Herbert56
    DLC is a bit of a mixed bag.

    If it's for a game I love, one that I feel I have been given enough content for what I initially paid and want to give something extra back to the developer, I don't mind. Similarly if it is genuinely extra content that wouldn't have happened otherwise, happy to pay for it. I don't feel that makes me an "idiot consumer" or "part of the problem" as I will only buy DLC for games I think deserve my money.

    If I feel it's a piss-take, which a lot of DLC does feel like, then I just don't buy it. That's the only feedback the execs pay attention to.
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  • You can't trade items with other players in Destiny

  • BigDannyH 26/08/2014

    @dogmanstaruk
    I'm really starting to hate the gamer-hype cycle. At first people were well up for Titanfall based on the demos at conventions, then the common opinion switched to "more interested in Destiny". Now Destiny is the new punch bag. It's not even out yet!

    Personally, I wasn't really that interested in Destiny until I played the Beta. Now I'm actually quite up for it. However I'm not expecting the game to change my life, just hoping for a few hours of fun.

    Unfortunately, the vocal gaming audience always come across a little immature. Not everything is either a 10/10 unforgettable experience or a 0/10 spawn of evil. Nothing wrong with a 7/10 that keeps you entertained.
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  • A couple of goldfish are playing Street Fighter 2 on Twitch

  • BigDannyH 20/08/2014

    Don't these fish know Ultra's just been released? Get with the times ... Reply +4
  • Diablo 3: Ultimate Evil Edition guide

  • BigDannyH 19/08/2014

    @TelexStar
    Thanks, I think I understand what you're saying. Going in un-prepared will result in having your arse handed to you. Playing around with the set-up lets you adapt a combat style that you can win with. Sounds like the skill may also be down to knowing which attacks to use and managing cool-downs.

    I'm pretty sure I'll find something to like as it wouldn't be so popular if there weren't good mechanics in there. Then again, FarmVille is also popular. I'm hoping that Diablo fans are a different audience who also play more traditional games so are less likely to be sucked in by a gameplay-reward loop.

    Annoying that it's never on sale to tempt me to take the punt.

    Also odd that the PC version doesn't have local co-op?
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  • BigDannyH 19/08/2014

    Diablo seems like the ideal game for me; super-polished and has local co-op. Seems to be very popular but, whenever I watch gameplay videos and from the PC demo, it appears that all you do is spam attacks until all the enemies die.

    I know this can't be what it's actually about, but I've never heard anyone describe where the skill is in the combat. All I ever see is "Diablo's all about the loot".
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  • This is how Minecraft looks running on PlayStation Vita

  • BigDannyH 14/08/2014

    Ahh, the Vita. Still a mystery to me why this awesome console doesn't have a bigger following. For gaming it's like an iPad with better games and an awesome controller attached.

    I guess they should never have marketed it as a portable PS3, which it is not. It can play all the PS3 2D games perfectly (Rayman, Spelunky, Hotline Miami, Rogue Legacy etc) but why did they try and sell it using shit versions of CoD and FIFA? Even Uncharted, which played pretty well, was a massively sub-par version of it's PS3 brethren.

    Still my most played system since I bought it around the launch. I began to play it less at home last year when I got a PC but Rogue Legacy has launched right back to top spot recently.
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  • Killer Instinct Season Two gets a release date

  • BigDannyH 13/08/2014

    Killer Instinct is great, Double Helix produced a very nice looking game that plays really well.

    Although I'm not convinced by TJ Combo.

    Ok, they didn't have a huge amount of time to get him ready for the first reveal, but surely that means they shouldn't reveal him? You only get one chance to make a first impression. His animation and overall look weren't good and he stuck out like a sore thumb next to the season 1 characters.

    The whole season 2 thing seems rushed. And why release in October, the busiest month in gaming?
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  • Xbox One Diablo 3 will now also run at 1080p

  • BigDannyH 08/08/2014

    @MrTomFTW
    I'm definitely stealing the phrase "don't give a stuff".
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  • Xbox One Digital TV Tuner dated and priced

  • BigDannyH 07/08/2014

    @bannedrew
    DVR and / or HD freeview channels would convince me to buy the adapter.

    What MS don't know is that the XB1 would immediately be relegated to the bedroom to replace the old DVR freeview box, thus freeing up a space under the living room TV for a potential PS4 purchase.

    Also, say what you like about Kinect as a gaming device (I've never used it for a game), but it does regularly get used in our house to pause DVDs/Netflix, so I will use it on TV stuff too. I still feel like a bit of a plonker shouting at my Xbox but less so than I first thought.
    Reply +5
  • Twitch clamps down on unlicensed music ahead of rumoured $1bn Google buyout

  • BigDannyH 07/08/2014

    I did think something didn't quite feel right about the music being played over Twitch streams. Not that in my opinion it was "wrong", just that it didn't seem like something the music companies would allow.

    I was watching a stream the other day, one of the street fighter players I follow was streaming Hearthstone for a couple of hundred viewers. He had a jukebox function for the streamers to select the music in the background and was responding to the chat stream (which wasn't too busy to keep up with). For about 20 mins I got involved and a mixture if the music, the chat and the game opened my eyes to how good Twitch can be.

    Sounds like they're not going to shut down the music in the live streams (yet) which is something. I'd say that, if anything, it's a bit of free advertising for the songs played.

    Also, due to the interactivity available in the chat etc., I'm not sure how many people watch the archives for stuff with music in. I only use the archives for tournament stuff.
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  • Metrico review

  • BigDannyH 06/08/2014

    Not sure anything can shake Rogue Legacy from my Vita's screen at the moment.

    I've had the the castle music stuck in my head all day, I think it's fair to say I'm hooked.
    Reply +9
  • Steam and Early Access: To curate or not curate?

  • BigDannyH 06/08/2014

    First things first - we're not talking about huge sums of money. People aren't spending their life savings on Early Access games only to discover they're not particularly polished yet.

    Also, I feel Early Access is clearly labelled. If someone doesn't read it properly and then gets burnt, well, they won't do it again. In my opinion, not too expensive a lesson learnt.

    As far as exposure for games, I'm not sure there's an easy answer. It's the reason PR and marketing companies are paid a load of money. I'd rather there was a place to buy most games than have to hunt them down or download them from an unfamiliar website.

    As far as Steam is concerned, the main thing I ask is that they do their best to protect me from downloading a virus or a game that literally doesn't run at all. In the case of a game labelled Early Access, I'm willing to accept the risk it may run like shit.
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  • BioShock 1 announced for iPhone and iPad

  • BigDannyH 05/08/2014

    @duerer
    The main thing they're doing with these remakes is reminding us all how great our current / old consoles are.

    Watched a Bioshock 360 vs. iOS vid and, while the iOS port is quite impressive, boy does the 360 version hold up well. The lighting is great and the water effects are fantastic, but the art direction is the best bit. The lighthouse at the beginning looks proper menacing.

    And anyone who's played The Last of Us on the PS3 is unlikely to have complained about the ageing hardware. Gorgeous looking game.
    Reply +3
  • BigDannyH 04/08/2014

    It's criminal the lack of FPS titles on the Vita considering it's the best suited portable platform for them. Those thumb sticks are lovely.

    I guess 3D games, even ugly ones, just take surprisingly more processing powers than the best looking 2D games (I'm thinking of how great Rayman looks and runs).

    I will never understand why Sony are so keen for incredibly below-par versions of FIFA and CoD to be released in their handheld's launch window? While the educated gamer can understand that a portable console cannot perform in the same way as the consoles, the average punter just sees a budget version of their favourite game and writes the system off. It destroys all their marketing.

    Anyway, sorry to whinge. Better get back to work so I can leave at a reasonable time and play some Rogue Legacy on my train journey home.
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  • Video Games: The Movie review

  • BigDannyH 04/08/2014

    To be honest, I find the TV documentary in the form of a highlights reel a bit dry at the best if times, I'm not interested in a movie version.

    I love videogames but it's hard to think of decent videogame stories worth documenting through TV or film. King of Kong is brilliant, but it's the skill of the documentary maker in showing us the characters that makes that a great movie. The fact it was about an 80s videogame was the icing on the cake.

    I'm sure there will be (and probably already are) some great videogame-themed documentaries but showing the evolution from pong seems to be the only subject people can think of at the moment.
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  • Destiny has a soft level cap of 20, but you can go beyond it

  • BigDannyH 01/08/2014

    Surely Bungie know what they're doing?

    Ok, they may not have experience in managing MMO style levelling, but I imagine they'll have the functionality to increase and tweak it at a later date.

    Also, there's a big difference between offering additional paid for content that prolongs the lifespan of a game and "milking consumers dry". I'm hoping Bungie price any future content reasonably and don't begrudge paying people for their work.

    If I don't feel the expansions offer value I'll do what I always do, I won't buy them. Activision will pay attention if expansions aren't selling.
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  • Destiny's six-player raids can only be played with friends

  • BigDannyH 31/07/2014

    @samharper
    I'm boned. I played the XB1 beta and it totally sold me on Destiny, but I only have about 2 players on my friend-list who own an XB1.

    I also need to justify my next gen console purchase so I'll be damned if I'm gonna buy the 360 version.

    Funny thing is, I was on here the other day praising Destiny for being fun to play with randoms. I played through the Strike mission twice on the beta (replayed at the higher difficulty) and it was ace both times!

    I guess they expect you to make friends while you play through the rest of it.
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  • Strong PS4 sales help Sony to profit

  • BigDannyH 31/07/2014

    @Old_Books
    I still have no idea why gamers haven't embraced the Vita, it's really good. It's reasonably powerful and had the controls are fantastic. I was having a quick bash on Rogue Legacy on the way to work, it runs great.

    Funny thing is, I'm still waiting for "the game" to finally persuade me to buy a PS4. At the moment it's the PS+ game library and compatibility with my Vita that are the most compelling arguments. Although I've seen very little since the PS4 released about the streaming function to the Vita? Does it work well? Is it functional if your on a WiFi connection far from your house? Sounds like an amazing feature in theory.

    Maybe PS Now will make the Vita a more attractive proposition?
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  • Bungie reassures fans disappointed that Destiny only has one playable area per planet

  • BigDannyH 28/07/2014

    @ItsLatch
    "If you expect more than a pretty/generic shooter then you are in for a world of upset I'm afraid."

    I think you're mostly right, if maybe a little dismissive, but I'm not sure what more people are expecting? I played the beta for 5-6 hours and enjoyed it, and I can imagine that, with a few more locations, strike missions and public events I'll pile a good 20 hours into the final game.

    I guess some people, including Activision, are hoping for people to stick around for months. Maybe they will for the competitive MP? If any of my mates get into it I'll probably be back for the DLC, too.
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  • Next-gen before their time

  • BigDannyH 27/07/2014

    @liveswired
    I know what you mean about last gen games looking and running ok. For some reason I expect the likes of Titanfall and Destiny to look like NES games on the 360, with giant pixels and jerky animations. The truth is that, if shown a YouTube clip, I can't immediately tell if it's from the PS4 or the PS3 (let alone noticing the difference between PS4 and XB1).

    I'm sure you can tell side by side or over a long enough period of time but I'm looking forward to the next-gen only games that push the envelope. Not that Destiny doesn't look great.
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  • Halo 3: ODST was Bungie's grand experiment that paved the way for Destiny

  • BigDannyH 27/07/2014

    Speaking of Destiny, how'd everyone enjoy the Beta? I didn't do any competitive stuff but, having gone in speculatively, I lost about 5-6 hours to it yesterday.

    Ploughed through the story levels, which was fun. Hooked up with some random player to take on the strike mission, which was awesome! Then found myself just bombing around the explore level doing the mini missions in the beacons. That wasn't great until the whole screen went dark and rumbled while a giant spaceship went overhead ... random event! Me and two randoms had to try and take down this high-level predator looking thing in 5 mins. We all just piled in and, just as we were about to beat him, it showed we'd failed. Turns out we didn't just have a time-limit but we also were supposed to stop him reaching a cave down the beach, gutted! Fortunately I did manage to get involved in another random event later which was successful, good times.

    Logged on again just before bed and went through the strike mission on the higher difficulty. This time there were two other players, both of which I'd never met before, yet we grouped together, revived each other when needed and managed to battle through. Finished with a group break dance.

    So yeah, I think it's fair to say I enjoyed it. The best element to me was teaming up with people, the multiplayer was seamless and unintrusive (possibly due to voice chat being disabled on default). I thought it looked great and ran super-smoothly.

    If the idea of the beta wasn't just to gather data but to give people sitting on the fence a taster of what it's all about, it was definitely a success for me. Now I've just the 6-week wait to deal with!
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  • Tech Analysis: Destiny beta on Xbox One

  • BigDannyH 25/07/2014

    @grassyknoll
    Oh, great mechanics rules all and can carry pretty much anything, as long as the frame-rate is consistent.

    However I do feel I can take something out of even just gawping at a beautiful game. Thinking of the effort and care put into it, and what the developers have achieved, makes me a little more forgiving. I want developers to strive to make games that look amazing and want to give credit where it's due, even though it's the "game" side of things that generally keeps us coming back.

    GTA V comes to mind. The mechanics were fine (although I find the shooting pointless due to auto-aim and way to hard without it) but boy did that world look awesome!

    P.S. SMB is not ugly!
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  • BigDannyH 25/07/2014

    There's a lot to be said about a nice looking video game. Even more so than a well produced film, due to the level of interaction available. Just soaking it all in can be pleasing.

    I'm not saying the game mechanics aren't important, they're vital to a great game, but a good looking game can carry average mechanics for a while.

    I'm also not saying Destiny's mechanics aren't good, I've not even tried it yet. Going to try and get on the XB1 beta this weekend, I'm hoping ignorance is bliss and I won't notice the missing 180p.

    TLDR - I like pretty things.
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  • Bungie opens up Destiny beta to everyone

  • BigDannyH 25/07/2014

    Saw this article this morning and it prompted me to re-sub to Xbox Live. I'd been meaning to but had been holding out as long as I could.

    I'm pretty happy just to have something new to play on the XB1. My PC is just powerful enough to run the current crop of games so I keep purchasing the cheaper versions on Steam.

    I reckon once the new-gen only games start coming out it'll be worth getting the XB1 versions. Still waiting for the excuse to buy a PS4 though ...
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  • Titanfall adds in-game currency, ability to buy Burn Card packs

  • BigDannyH 24/07/2014

    @NathanDaviesUK
    I can't work out why my interest in Titanfall dropped so quickly. In fact, I'm not sure it ever had me. I think there was just too much going on all the time, lacked any pacing.

    Maybe I'm looking back with rose-tinted glasses but my best times in a MP shooter were with MW2 (I missed the original MW). Used to play it with my flatmate and it was all about fighting your way to a decent position, holding it while you rack up some kills then, when you spotted a gap, moving to the next spot before getting grenaded to oblivion. It was fast-paced most of the time but you also had moments to breath.

    Titanfall felt to me like constant craziness, which I didn't find that enjoyable. I wanted to love it! I was super hyped for it and was one of the mugs who early-adopted on the XB1, Kinect and everything. Just never got the bug.

    Also, I don't think the "everyone gets a Titan" was the way to go. I used to love the kill streak rewards in CoD, something to aim for. The Titans felt like you had one kill streak reward that everyone ended up getting.
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  • Five Chinese Dota 2 players win $5m

  • BigDannyH 22/07/2014

    @Der_tolle_Emil
    Is it a double-elimination format, i.e. if you lose you get sent to the losers bracket and are only out if you then lose again?

    Street Fighter uses that format and it works really well. You're left with a player waiting in grand finals on the winners side who then needs to lose two sets to be beaten but, with most 2 out of 3 sets lasting less than 10 mins, you can get through the whole top 8 in under 2 hours.

    If never seen that format before I started watching Street Fighter and it completely confused me. Works perfectly for short games though.
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  • Hearthstone's Naxxramas cards revealed, bosses detailed

  • BigDannyH 22/07/2014

    I got my mate into HS when I first came across it a few months ago and still had the buzz. Said buzz has dimmed for me but he's now amazing at it. He doesn't spend much money on it, has just bought a few packs to support the developers, but regularly smashes it on Arena. He's had a couple of 12 win decks recently.

    I now only play when he's round at my gaff but I think this SP stuff will bring me back in later this week.

    The main thing I'm looking forward to is the new catchphrases! Also, might try changing the language to Spanish to try and pick up a few Spanish words. Good way to learn, right?
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  • QuakeCon 2014 sale begins with Dishonored for 6.79

  • BigDannyH 18/07/2014

    @bad09
    "Runs a lot better than the original too."

    I was wondering whether I should just buy the stand alone original version, but that's sold me on the BFG edition! Probably v.little difference in price once they get reduced too.

    Back on topic - Dishonored for 2.50 is an absolute steal. Fun game with some interesting mechanics and a great atmosphere. I think that Dishonored and Far Cry 3 are the ones that got me back on the SP FPS wagon. And Resistance 3 just before that.

    I've got Painkiller: Black Edition on my unplayed Steam library (I think that's "the good one" but may have chosen poorly) and the new Shadow Warrior on the wishlist. Good times!
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  • BigDannyH 18/07/2014

    @bad09
    The GOTY bundle of Dishonored is 6.79 on Steam, the game by itself is only 2.50.

    I got Wolfy during the Steam sales and I'm really enjoying it. Should be done soon so may have to pick up Doom 3 BFG tomorrow.

    I've never played Doom 3, do people think it'll hold up.

    Also got Metro Last Light in the sale, played a couple of hours and it's great too. I played quite a lot of MP FPS games over the last few years and it put me off the FPS genre. Now I'm remembering how great SP first person games are!
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  • Microsoft is shuttering Xbox Entertainment Studios, original programming

  • BigDannyH 17/07/2014

    @dirtysteve
    I agree, it's utter nonsense. Who writes a public statement full of management speak that makes so little sense?

    I think we have to give Sony credit for their focus, they appear to be singing from the same hymn sheet while MS's decisions seem like they're made by hundreds of different people with different ideas and many of them don't seem interested in gaming.

    When they release statements like that and chase after live TV like they did, you realise how stupid supposedly clever people can be. Live TV!?! How could they not see its on the way out?

    Rant over.
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  • Video: Why do Japanese games tell you characters' blood types?

  • BigDannyH 17/07/2014

    Watched the video yesterday, was my new thing learned that day.

    Well done on all the subs OX, glanced at this the other day and it's sky rocketed up to over 375k! Good work.

    Would be interested to know if any video on particular resulted in a load of extra subs.
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  • The International Dota 2 tournament down to final eight teams

  • BigDannyH 16/07/2014

    @magicpanda
    I'm finding it very hard to understand what's going on. I think, like most sports, I'm going to need to play it to understand why these guys are so good at it.

    My only experience of anything like a MOBA is a few games of Awesomenauts, which is of course pretty basic. Even then I struggled to know what I should be doing. There seems to be some much more going on here.

    I think the thing I'm struggling with is the lack of an obvious focal point. Most traditional sports have a really obvious focal point, often a ball. Means that you have a good idea when and where something meaningful is going to happen.

    The eSport I watch is Street Fighter. A 1v1 fighter, the focal points are clearly the fighter's avatars. Anyone can see if who's winning (the guy who's being beaten up less!) but, if you haven't played a decent amount of the game, the "sport" of it would still be lost on you.
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  • BigDannyH 15/07/2014

    @magicpanda
    @wyp100

    Cheers guys, will check it out!
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  • BigDannyH 15/07/2014

    Due to the huge prize money involved I'm quite interested to watch this even though I don't play MOBAs and only have a very basic understanding of how they work.

    Where is this being played? Is it broadcast at a time friendly to UK viewers?

    I'm also assuming the commentators are good enough at explaining the action for me to understand something big is happening. Commentating for big esport events is usually very decent. And let's be honest, they can't be as bad as bloody Lawro on the WC final!
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  • Blurred lines: Are YouTubers breaking the law?

  • BigDannyH 16/07/2014

    @Sir_Walter_Rally
    I'm playing Wolfenstein at the moment and it's ace. Personally, on the 9-10 hours I've played, I'd give it a good 8/10. Would've been less surprised by a 9 than a 6.

    However, I don't think it's biased. I just don't see the angle?

    I guess my starting point is assuming, perhaps naively, that EG aren't biased, which must be where we differ. Starting from the opposite viewpoint you could argue that they haggled with Bethesda for a better deal, got turned down and then gave it a lower score. That implies the websites are far more actively involved, which just sounds too risky. Their reputation must be worthier to them than a publishers.

    I think I'm going to have to read the review again now I've got my hands on the game.
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  • The Evo fighting game tournament has a new champion

  • BigDannyH 14/07/2014

    @TekMerc
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  • BigDannyH 14/07/2014

    @5lectro
    I know, it wasn't even like Wes put a name in the subtitle.

    I reckon I could have easily avoided spoiling it by simply seeing the main title mention Evo and skipping on.

    Worst spoiler I ever got was when I watched the F1 with my sister (she's a big fan) while recording the Utd game. With about 10 laps to go the commentator said something like "let's hope we get a finish like we've just had in the premier league game where Everton have made it 4-4 against Utd." WTF!
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  • BigDannyH 14/07/2014

    Thanks for the spoiler-free article heading Wes!

    I decided to get up at 6am and squeeze in the twitch replay of the SF finals before work, great stuff.

    I was originally loving that a European got into top 8 for the first time, to then come back from losers bracket through all those Japanese Topanga league heavyweights was brilliant! I don't think I've ever supported a Frenchman like that before.

    Tres bon, Luffy!
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