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  • Titanfall's "biggest update ever" adds new co-op mode tomorrow

  • BigDannyH 22/10/2014

    It's weird, the speed at which I lost enthusiasm for Titanfall is as puzzling as how compelled I feel to keep playing Destiny. Can't put my finger on it.

    I didn't ever quite settle on the pacing of the game. It was all action all the time and somehow got a bit samey. And the games were over before they felt like they'd got going.

    Also, the levelling up never got a hold of me like it did in MW2 or the gear progression in Destiny. Perhaps I need that false feeling of progression more than I care to admit.
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  • Dev behind Paranautical Activity Steam storm resigns, apologises

  • BigDannyH 22/10/2014

    I fully judge him for being crazily annoyed at Steam.

    From what I can gather, it was still showing up as Early Access hours after going live. It wasn't stopping him making money. It wasn't stopping people being able to download and enjoy the game. And, supposedly, it was showing up as having gone live on other people's computers.

    If it had gone on for a few days and he'd gone through the correct channels and was being ignored, he's have every right to feel frustrated. He should still be professional about his business partnership though.

    The death threat isn't the only reason I think Valve handled this in a fair way, it was just the perfect justification for their actions. The self-centred, world revolves around him and his game, hysterical tantrum were enough for me to lose all sympathy. The shite non-apologetic apology later that day was the icing on the cake.
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  • Valve pulls game from Steam following dev's tweet threatening Gabe Newell

  • BigDannyH 21/10/2014

    He's complaining about a monopoly, but that's not strictly the case. There are other ways to sell games for the PC, in fact there are more digital options than for the consoles.

    Yeah, Steam is far and away the most popular store for PC games, but they've created that through being a reliable service. I'm not concerned about downloading a virus when I use Steam and they're pretty good at labelling things like controller support.

    I understand the hard work this guy has put in to making his game but I'm finding it hard to feel to sorry for him. Completely unprofessional about a supposed business relationship. He needs to grow up.

    What was he complaining about anyway, not removing the Early Access label quickly enough?
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  • Two discs "wasn't practical" for Halo: Master Chief Collection

  • BigDannyH 20/10/2014

    Hmm, that's interesting. Maybe there's a hangover issue from all that bizarre disc sharing gumph they were planning on introducing at first. Although that was all about your mate not needing the disc, just buying the online version that had effectively been installed from your disc.
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  • BigDannyH 20/10/2014

    I'm getting that hype train buzz for this collection. Not sure why, I wasn't even in to Halo that much on the 360.

    Somehow this has turned up on my Amazon wishlist though?
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  • Evolve alpha key giveaway

  • BigDannyH 20/10/2014

    I'm willing to give the Xbox One version a whirl. Apparantly there are only a handful of us around so they pretty much have to get me involved just to get a full match going. Reply -1
  • We cannot let this become gaming culture

  • BigDannyH 17/10/2014

    Something tells me you don't understand that games "journalists" aren't enforcing propaganda, they're writing about entertainment products. The worst thing that can happen is you do or don't spend 40 on a game because a review (or more likely the rating out of 10) does or doesn't make it sound appealing to you. Big woop.
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  • Destiny launch almost triples monthly US PlayStation 4 sales

  • BigDannyH 17/10/2014

    Yeah, I've got quite a few of the ascendant materials at the moment so could probably jump to 25/26 quite painlessly with a couple of legendaries. It's fine, I'm patient.

    The only pain is the Raid and Nightfall Strikes. I get the feeling I'd be at best a passenger (more likely a huge burden to carry) if I joined a team at the moment. That's why I can now empathise with the grind complainers. You just want to play the late game content with your buddies. A bit more variety in how you level up your merchants would make it far less frustrating.

    Still, it's a fun game. No-one's forcing me to grind out those bounties.
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  • BigDannyH 17/10/2014

    I couldn't understand why people were so upset about the post 20 grind, but I'm beginning to understand more and more. 20 to 24 took no time, but I can't move beyond that without those legendaries.

    I'm actually not too bothered, been doing my Vangaurd bounties with my mates and it's quite a nice change of tempo from the Crucible. And, to be fair, I'd have my rank 2 merchants if my mate hadn't stuck on a dead orbit armband and sold my other one instinctively while I was still quite a low level.

    It's crazy that, after only 6-weekson sale, it feels like it's in desperate need of its DLC.
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  • The Evil Within review

  • BigDannyH 17/10/2014

    "come 5:30, i'll be out the door, get home, curtains closed, beer at the ready!

    So jealous of your marvellous plan. I think I may copy it!
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  • Plants vs. Zombies Garden Warfare blossoms on EA Access

  • BigDannyH 16/10/2014

    I agree there's risk involved but I also think the publishers may be overestimating the power of the retailers. Amazon are in a strong position but I don't think Game could be brave enough to not stock a really big game.

    The problem is, someone needs to be bold. A publisher with a huge game needs to take that leap. The thing is, the huge games like FIFA and COD don't suffer from the secondhand market as much as single-player games, so why risk rocking the boat.

    The ones who were brave were Valve, saying the only way to get Half Life 2 was through Steam. Seems to have paid off and then some! Although with Steam, they gained a whole online game store. Similarly for Apple and the iTunes store. EA or Acti won't get that on the consoles.

    The current system must be working or this change would've happened by now.
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  • BigDannyH 16/10/2014

    Out of interest, if games were 20 to download, would you do that instead?

    Publishers come up with all this nonsense (Season passes, online access codes, pre-order bonuses) to try and combat the sales lost to the secondhand market but I always feel the secondhand market arose due to people not seeing value in paying 40 for a game. Selling them cheaper but guaranteeing they don't enter the second hand market seems like the obvious solution to me.
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  • Costume Quest 2 review

  • BigDannyH 16/10/2014

    "... but for a game about the magical power of dressing up, Costume Quest 2 is remarkably bad at disguising your chores."

    I bet Tom's proud of that line. Nicely done.
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  • Anita Sarkeesian cancels university speech following school shooting threat

  • BigDannyH 15/10/2014

    I don't understand how feminists could have ruined anyone's life? Especially Anita who's know for her commentary on videogames.

    All she's done is point out where videogames tropes and how those tropes reflect negatively on women. She's not got anyone thrown in jail. She's not caused anyone to get fired. She's not even attempted to stop anyone enjoying videogames!

    The hatred aimed at her is mental.
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  • Bungie pays tribute to Destiny's famous loot cave

  • BigDannyH 15/10/2014

    How's everyone finding the patch?

    I thought I'd try out my Scout Rifle in PvP, I just don't have the talent. I think I got one or two decent long shots but got destroyed at medium range. Switched back to an auto-rifle, still the king for people like me with the wonky aim.

    Maybe I was thinking about it too much, but I swear I noticed the drop off in range for the shotguns. They're still beastly from close range but don't do more than tickle someone from any sort of distance. My mates with Exotic shottys still think they're the one but I feel it makes the auto-rifle even more attractive.

    And to all those who are hating on Destiny, I can understand. I think the single-player, with all the loot and gear progression promised more than it was able to deliver. I think the talk of MMO was a little wide of the mark. I see it as a MP shooter, and a really good one, with the best additional PvE content of any MP shooter ever!
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  • Bungie nerfs Destiny Auto Rifles, Vex Mythoclast, Rocket Yard

  • BigDannyH 14/10/2014

    I worry about the fan reaction to nerfs. It was awful in CoD where it was easy to unlock weapons, for Destiny you have to put in a lot of time to purchase and upgrade an Exotic weapon. A 34% damage reduction is huge, but I guess it needed it.
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  • Destiny averages 3.2m players every day

  • BigDannyH 13/10/2014

    I'm coming round to your idea of The Iron Banner replacing the Crucible, I just feel that Bungie won't want to dissuade new players, even if the advantages aren't that noticable.

    As MP shooters go, I think they've made a great one that has more to keep me going than any other. I know people are knocking the amount of content it has to other MMOs but if you compare it to other shooters, I think the weapon and armour progression is better and more satisfying than when I first got into Modern Warfare 2.

    Perhaps by not making it clear what the game is, they have ended up not meeting everyone's expectations.
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  • BigDannyH 13/10/2014

    Ha, that's the longest message I've ever read on EG (although I skipped over the last couple of paragraphs).

    I'm not really sure what the benefit of an unbalanced version of PvP is but I guess your Steel Banner version would make sense if it was permanent (rather than the weekly bonus merchant).

    I think you were agreeing that the level 4 guy was winning due to his skill at the game (his aim and ability to keep the fight at a distance that suited him). Although I admit the difference between Iron Banner & Crucible isn't obvious, I'm just happy with that.
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  • BigDannyH 13/10/2014

    It'd be absolute nonsense if they made a major change because the Iron Banner wasn't unbalanced enough. In the clip of the level 4 guy dominating, his aiming is great and he unloads a full clip to kill them. Seems fair to me. If level 30s were unbeatable no one in the early 20s would bother entering the Iron Banner.

    I can understand the people who've grinded for hours, abused the loot cave and beaten the Raid not wanting to feel like they've wasted their time. Unfortunately, yeah, if you wanted an unfair advantage, you wasted your time.

    Although I'd say time wasted having fun is not wasted time.
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  • Destiny developer Bungie calls for Iron Banner feedback

  • BigDannyH 09/10/2014

    Must've been doing something right if you're level 23.

    I do agree that it's not got the hugest variety of stuff to do, especially if you don't like multiplayer. I'm not sure what else they can add though? Even if they add more strikes & missions, it's still a case of go there and shoot that.

    I'm still enjoying the loot levelling, PvP and strikes with my mates. I'm sure we'll do the raid when we're ready, too. After that, I might be done. Will have gotten my money's worth.
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  • BigDannyH 09/10/2014

    It's probably getting so much coverage due to the amount of people clicking on and commenting on so many articles. EG are just servicing the demand (which is fine by me).

    Like it or not, it's the hot game at the moment. It won't be forever. If you want to speed up the cooling process I suggest you ignore the articles.
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  • Capcom: no new Darkstalkers any time soon

  • BigDannyH 09/10/2014

    To be honest, I don't think it's the worst business decision. It's playing it safe, which is frustrating, but fighting games are already a niche of which Darkstalkers is a very small and old part of.

    These games need a decent size population of regular players to remain relevant (and not traded in), so the poor sales of the remake suggest there isn't one.

    It's still perfectly understandable to be disappointed but I doubt many people are surprised. The lack of action in the Mega Man front is more surprising.
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  • Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare is Cross-Buy for PS3 and PS4

  • BigDannyH 08/10/2014

    Props to Activision. I took advantage of this offer with Destiny, which is ace as I can play with my 360 mates for the crucible and strikes yet smashed through the story on the actually noticeably prettier XB1 version.

    I also feel that, if Destiny can last until after Xmas, a few of my mates might make the upgrade and join me.
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  • Destiny ditches balance with PVP mode Iron Banner

  • BigDannyH 07/10/2014

    I know PvP levels weapon damage, but does it still grant the buffs to range and stability?

    What about cool down times for grenades etc?

    I'm sure the supers take way longer to build up in the Crucible (which is vital!).
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  • BigDannyH 07/10/2014

    Is that the helmet with the awesome looking wings on it? My mate combines that exotic with the golden gun, maybe that's why?
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  • The patch helps, but Destiny still has a loot problem

  • BigDannyH 02/10/2014

    Hit level 19 last night. I'm worried. Apparantly level 20 is where this game turns from an enjoyable shooter into a needy overlord that forces you to stand perfectly still shooting in a dark cave because, godamnit, we need those engrams!

    Level 20+ sounds like nothing short of a nightmare.
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  • PlayStation Network returns online after worldwide connection issues

  • BigDannyH 02/10/2014

    Damn, I hope it's not going to be another attack on XBLive too, was planning on doing some Destiny later.

    I hope it's not hackers again. I'm never sure what it is they want when they've done stuff like this in the past. Maybe just some attention?
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  • FBI charges four hackers with stealing from Microsoft, Epic and Zombie Studios

  • BigDannyH 01/10/2014

    The people who contributed massively to the financial crisis yet not only walked away from the whole thing, but walked away rich ... they definitely need to be brought to justice.

    Doesn't mean these hackers shouldn't be punished.
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  • BigDannyH 01/10/2014

    Unfortunately I'm not an expert in law or sentence lengths, and have not seen the evidence in this case (although 2 guilty pleas suggest they did it), but I agree that there needs to be some form of punishment. They must have known they were doing something wrong so must face the consequences.

    I reckon they may end up facing longer sentences as a deterrent to others.

    I think it is natural to feel for a group of guys being taken to court by large corporate and government entities when they haven't physically harmed anyone, but they were, allegedly, intentionally fucking people over. Hard to remain sympathetic.
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  • Destiny bug reveals expansion DLC

  • BigDannyH 29/09/2014

    Wow, it's pricier than I thought. I was thinking 40-50 for the game plus 20 for the DLC.

    Still, I'll see how the game and it's community are faring when the DLC gets released, no point buying the season pass before then (unless part of a bundle).
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  • BigDannyH 29/09/2014

    I think they really need to think about fast-tracking some of this stuff. While I'm personally still going through the story (I started 2 weeks late) a lot of users seem to be getting restless.

    How much is the season pass? Assuming overall they're asking for around 60-70, if they end up with enough content to keep me interested for 3-6 months, I'm fine with that. They're running the risk of falling out of interest way before then at the moment.
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  • Destiny 1.0.2 patch changes how Engrams work

  • BigDannyH 29/09/2014

    Yeah, I think the 500m figure is way off the development costs of the game they released earlier this month, more of a long-term overall budget.

    I do think Acti intentionally let the 500m sit out there without really clarifying what it means to help get people's attention, though. Bit cheeky.
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  • BigDannyH 29/09/2014

    I think our conversation illustrates what's interesting about Destiny. I feel like I'm enjoying it more than you yet I can agree with almost all your complaints. It's a clearly floored game that a lot of people find fun to play. Others seem so into the level progression they're playing it beyond the point they found enjoyable.

    I'm a bit further on now (did some PvP with a squad of 6 mates and managed to get some decent gear for my lowly level 17 Warlock) and the lack of variation and confusing story are still the biggest flaws to me. Both these can be improved over time, won't be easy though.

    I feel the reaction to the game might make it difficult for them to charge for all post launch changes, depends if the playing stats agree with the internet's opinion.
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  • BigDannyH 28/09/2014

    Ahh, I stand corrected. And maroon may be my new favourite insult.

    As far as I understand, the 500m figure was casually dropped into a conversation by Bobby Kotick when discussing the lifetime budget. I don't think it represents the game we have right now, but it does imply they were expecting a large user base. I just think they underestimated how much time people would be investing into the grind. I don't think they planned for players to be level 30 after 3 weeks.

    I think they've made an engaging game which lacks a little bit of variation and has issues in the loot design. I don't think they've completely dropped the ball though as most of the complaints are about the post level 20 grind.
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  • BigDannyH 28/09/2014

    I agree, the "not another Destiny article" comments became dry a while back.

    Destiny is the buzz game at the moment, not just on EG. There have been a lot of articles but they all have tons of comments which tells me (and probably the EG editors) that a lot of people read these articles and have something to say about them. It'd be poor service to the readers not to continue to write about something they are apparantly interested in.

    Also, they do quite often have patch note articles for popular games. Hearthstone rings a bell. The loot issues are probably the biggest complaint about the current biggest game, hence why so many people have read this article about it being addressed.
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  • BigDannyH 28/09/2014

    "The humans who made this game are complete maroons.."

    That's an unfortunate auto-correct.

    I think you're being a little harsh on these "humans". I would agree that, with hindsight, some of their decisions around loot have been poor but I think they underestimated how many people would be playing this and for so many hours, desperate to level up. Turns out people are crazy for loot!

    I'm not too bothered about Bungie and Acti making money, why shouldn't they? Even if it's not perfect at the moment, I don't feel ripped off. It's definitely keeping my attention a lot more than Titanfall (the last big shooter), which I don't think I'll ever play again.

    My biggest complaint so far is the lack of quality in the story. It is possible they'll get a good story out of the DLC, I guess?
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  • Does the Vex Mythoclast gun break Destiny PvP?

  • BigDannyH 28/09/2014

    Ahh, this must be the reason I keep getting my arse handed to me in the Crucible! Reply +4
  • Eurogamer launches Steam Curator page

  • BigDannyH 23/09/2014

    Is Clash of Heroes the one that's combat is kind of a match-3 puzzle game?

    I got it on the iPad and played it for a good few hours. I kept thinking I could see where the combat was going and that I'd get to grips with it soon, but it never happened. I could never really see how to set up a good combo so couldn't get excited about the combat.

    Weirdly, as I was trying to do something clever, it felt too complicated. Yet I'd rarely lose? Still made me feel stupid though.
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  • Destiny has its first level 30 character

  • BigDannyH 23/09/2014

    Ahh, so there's a lot of content you're locked out of causing people to grind for loot. Thanks for clarifying.

    Does sound like a bit of a flaw in the design of the game, I can't see why they would make it that way? If you are effectively forcing people to replay old missions and cross their fingers that a decent item drops at random before they can access other content, you're opening your game up for criticism. Maybe they've just not balanced it right?

    I still can't believe people resorted to shooting at one cave for an hour but at least I can see their motivation.
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  • BigDannyH 23/09/2014

    Why are people so obsessed with levelling up? Is it just because it's possible (i.e. There's no firm limit because of how equipment works)?

    I remember reading something about the min level for doing the raid, so I can understand people trying to get to the extra content, but is there another reason I'm missing?

    I've read a lot of complaints about the grind post level 20 but can't figure out while people don't just stop trying to level up from there. You don't have to stop playing but no need to grind.
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  • Video: Playing a new boss battle in Lords of the Fallen

  • BigDannyH 23/09/2014

    I own an Xbox One and all the games I've played look and run great. Although there may be an element of "ignorance is bliss".

    I bought the digital version of Destiny as you get the 360 version too (so I can play with my mates). When I gave the 360 version a whirl after having played on the XB1 for a couple of hours, I couldn't believe how noticeable the difference was! The 360 version looked like a smudged painting in comparison.

    Good news was, after playing for a bit, felt exactly the same and was still enjoyable. But boy, the difference is far bigger than I thought.
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  • How to find Destiny Skywatch loot farming location

  • BigDannyH 22/09/2014

    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

    "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

    And it'll be fully funded 3 seconds later.
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  • 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!
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  • 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

    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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