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  • Last-gen revisited: Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor

  • BigDannyH 17/12/2014

    I can confirm that Destiny is excellent on the 360, only falling short of its XB1 brethren in clarity of image. There's no doubt the XB1 looks prettier, but the 360 version is still a looker and plays exactly the same. The lobbies feel more populated, too. I'm often the only guy on XB1 in a PvE area which makes the public events either very hard or impossible.

    It's a shame Mordor doesn't follow suit but I guess Bungie have got a lot more resources available. Credit where it's due, though.
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  • Trine: Enchanted Edition is due this week on PS4

  • BigDannyH 16/12/2014

    @madjim
    I've got Trine 2 through PS+. I've played the intro a couple of times but not for long, worth sticking with?

    Does it need to be played in MP?
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  • First Street Fighter 5 match reveals new mechanics

  • BigDannyH 15/12/2014

    @Rivuzu
    I hadn't thought about the fact it needs to be local. Lag is a reasonable issue at all levels.

    I think the speed of the game is one of its strengths at all levels, and the Japanese play a lot of 1st to 5 or 7 games which may satisfy the sponsors. Just a game brimming with potential.

    I love the character specialist who pop up and dominate for a period. Wolfkrone, Poonko, and more recently Smug & Pepeday.

    Also, talking of comebacks and character specialists, Snake Eyez' reverse OCD for team WNF earlier this year was one of my sporting highlights. Fantastic!
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  • BigDannyH 15/12/2014

    @Rivuzu
    Sorry, didn't quite communicate what I meant. I'm a regular viewer of all the tournaments, I'd say it's the "sport" I watch most of outside of football. I just don't understand why it's viewing figures aren't anywhere near that of League, Dota, Starcraft and Hearthstone.

    To be fair, the only one of the above I've ever played is Hearthstone, which is a good game. Doesn't come close to Street Fighter as a sport/game to watch for me though.

    I feel I t's far easier for an uneducated viewer to understand on a base level who's winning and shifts in momentum than most competitive games, too. You won't understand the insane skill the top players have until you know the game better, but you can at least follow the general action.

    I can't really explain, but I just feel it should be even more popular than it is.
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  • BigDannyH 15/12/2014

    While Street Fighter V is a very exciting prospect to me, I didn't think the demo looked like a huge graphical improvement. Early days I guess.

    I have no idea why Street Fighter isn't more popular in the competitive gaming scene, it's fantastic. I feel it's one of the best 1-on-1 competitive games about, but doesn't have anywhere near the following of the big PC powerhouses (League etc.). Still seems to be a niche within a niche. I think it doesn't do a good enough job explaining it's systems to new players and there ends up being quite a big barrier to entry.
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  • Destiny: The Dark Below review

  • BigDannyH 15/12/2014

    @Carn82
    Thanks for confirming. Although I didn't like the answer!

    Some of the decisions Bungie have made with this DLC release seems to be to the detriment of those who've played it the most? Making older gear out-of-date is annoying. You'd be better off not having levelled up exotics as, when you re-base them, it makes no difference to the new start point. And, had I not played the game the way I was supposed to and levelled all the factions up, it'd be easier to get commendations.

    The annoying thing is, all the changes they made in the months before the DLC dropped were great. They had improved the game.
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  • BigDannyH 15/12/2014

    The need for Crucible Commendations to buy new gear is winding me up. I've got over 150 marks but can't buy the shiny new weapons as I don't have another new form of currency.

    Do you get these commendations randomly as drops when you hand in bounties? I heard you get them from levelling up vendors which, having gotten all but the FWC past level 3 makes me feel I'm going to have to wait a while for my first commendation.

    They did fix the material farming, can't complain about that. Adding another new currency is annoying though.

    Also, price of the DLC ruled me out. I don't mind DLC but not supporting this price model.
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  • Which is the better media player? PlayStation 4 and Xbox One revisited

  • BigDannyH 14/12/2014

    @bigtechno
    I was thinking the exact same thing. Fanboys of any console seem to lack perspective. How sensitive must you be to feel the need to defend your console purchase against the slightest criticism?
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  • BigDannyH 14/12/2014

    @man.the.king
    We should all be thankful that super smart people like Otis_Inf are about to explain to us simpletons what's "really going on".

    The brass balls on some people in these comments sections will never cease to amaze me. I always wonder whether the likes of Otis are as patronising to people face to face and how often they get decked for doing so.
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  • Video: Why you might not want to pre-order The Order

  • BigDannyH 12/12/2014

    @Leben
    The only thing I don't understand about your comment is how a handful of people have down-voted it?

    Well said.
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  • The Dark Below makes Destiny's mistakes all over again

  • BigDannyH 10/12/2014

    I've no real issue with the DLC itself, and I'm not against DLC for games I love at all, but the price has forced my hand so far. Too much for added content, especially when the Americans don't have to pay as much vs. the full price game.

    As for Destiny as a whole, I still think it's a good game. Undeniably thin and repetitive for how the loot is set up. The loot expects you to grind for 100s of hours but the game doesn't have enough content to support that.

    The PVP is great fun though (if a little short on maps). I love how the varied arsenal of weapons change things up and genuinely feel different. I'll keep playing but reckon the DLC is going to split the userbase.

    Bungie get a lot of flack
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  • The race to defeat Destiny's (new) toughest challenge begins

  • BigDannyH 09/12/2014

    @IronSoldier
    Bore off. 2 articles and a video about the newly released DLC. Why does anyone care how many articles there are for a popular game?

    OT - 7 people completed it? I wonder who dropped out and got replaced?
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  • BigDannyH 09/12/2014

    @lebdude
    While I agree with most of your comment, I can't let the £15 bit go.

    £15 and I'd have downloaded it, easy to rock this evening. £15 is probably the equivalent the Anericans have paid. Why is it £20?

    I'm starting to understand what's been winding up the Aussies and Euro-region for years.
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  • BigDannyH 09/12/2014

    @magicfinbow
    I've not played WoW, but didn't you have to buy the game and pay a monthly subscription?

    While I have my issues with the UK pricing of the DLC, and the amount of content Destiny provides doesn't seem enough to satiate the crazy high demands of those who want every item of loot they get in the game to be fully levelled up, I'd say WoW asked for as much money as the "money grabbing c*nts" at Bungie will over the first year.
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  • Destiny's PVP mode now breaks up teams if they're too good

  • BigDannyH 05/12/2014

    @Nibbles
    My experience is the complete opposite, my group's interest in Titanfall dropped off way quicker than Destiny. I think there's more variety in Destiny (which says a lot about Titanfall) even if they don't have enough content to support the way they want you to play.

    The funny thing is, they've timed the DLC well. We're all just about done with the game. The price has pretty much killed any chance of us buying it straight away though. If it was a shed load more content I'd pay the price. Instead it seems like not a lot for what they're asking.

    If good reviews come in for The Dark Below I may reconsider. On a definite "no-buy" at the moment though.
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  • Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare just received its "biggest title update yet"

  • BigDannyH 05/12/2014

    Have people got a feel for how popular this version is? Has the over saturation of CoD led to fatigue or is the juggernaut rolling on?

    The group of guys I know who used to play religiously didn't even pick it up this year. Obviously not the fault of this game, but not sure if this is the common feeling about the series.
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  • Limbo launches for everyone on Xbox One this Friday

  • BigDannyH 03/12/2014

    I have the Kinect for XB1 (was still bundled in when I bought it) and, as a camera, mic and voice control box, it's pretty good. Pricey but good.

    As a controller for games, well ...
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  • Here's the PlayStation-exclusive content in Destiny expansion The Dark Below

  • BigDannyH 02/12/2014

    @antelopetube
    I'm well into Destiny and, usually, it'd be one of the few games every couple of years where I might she'll out for some DLC. The price is just too much though. They have me interested, practically reaching for my wallet and then BAM, £35. I couldn't believe it!

    The thing is, this lack of conversion seems to be the killer blow. Had it been £15, £25 for the pair I'd have probably already pre-ordered it. I feel like they're testing the waters with the UK and I think I'm going to have to sacrifice a game I've been enjoying with my mates out of principle.
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  • BigDannyH 02/12/2014

    @superfurry
    Agreed, pricey before you get one less strike.

    I hadn't realised that PS owners already had a bonus strike. Even with the additional two PS ones, I still think it falls way short of the ideal amount of strikes.
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  • Destiny update makes sweeping changes to its most powerful weapons

  • BigDannyH 01/12/2014

    They've given us other ways to get materials! For that I am truly grateful. Reply +11
  • Editor's blog: Aoife Wilson joins Eurogamer

  • BigDannyH 01/12/2014

    Is this Aoife of Daft Souls fame?

    Hopefully so, I've enjoyed her contributions there.
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  • Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire UK's biggest Pokémon launch ever

  • BigDannyH 01/12/2014

    @Rogueywon
    Smash Bros. is one of the leading examples of a game that the U.S. go mental for yet never really seems a big deal in the UK. Not sure why?

    As for the XB1, while the number of deals about on Black Friday lets you know they're desperate to get these out to consumers, it's not a bad product (now it's more reasonably priced). So it's great for us consumers that they've had to sweeten the deal.

    If you don't have a PS4 you don't notice the lower pixel count. Everything I play on mine runs smoothly. Also, now that I don't have to shout at the Kinect and cross my fingers that it recognises what I'm saying, the snap function is quite useful to see what your mates are up to.

    I'm looking forward to some more of my mates getting onboard at Xmas as the MP servers aren't as rammed as I got used to on the 360.
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  • Assassin's Creed, Diablo, Mordor reduced in Xbox Black Friday sale

  • BigDannyH 28/11/2014

    I'd been hoping the Destiny season pass would be discounted. I'm so torn on it right now.

    On the one hand, I love the game. I've played a ton of it, will still play some more and shouldn't really be bothered chucking them a few extra quid.

    The thing is, the season pass is the cost of a full game. The extra content of the first pack seems a little thin, on top of a game that has stretched it's current content as far as possible already. I really don't want to support this pricing model even if a do want to support the game and its developers.
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  • BigDannyH 26/11/2014

    I really want to go digital on my consoles, but the regular prices are ridiculous (double the price of a new physical version doesn't make any sense). I therefore feel obliged to support these sales by dusting off the wallet.

    Anyone know if the XB1 version of Diablo 3 has local MP?
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  • Eurogamer vs Tom Bramwell

  • BigDannyH 28/11/2014

    Quality of writing and thoughtful articles, why I come to EG everyday.

    Most of those days were under Tom's stewardship so thank you very much.
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  • Halo: Master Chief Collection gets new 523MB patch

  • BigDannyH 27/11/2014

    @MrTomFTW

    I really hope it does work.

    At the end of the day, mistakes happen. This is a shocking one (hyping up and selling a MP shooter where the MP doesn't work) and I'm baffled that it got through testing, but if it's fixable then I think they may be forgiven in the long run.

    2 weeks is a long time in gaming though. Fortunately for them it's a game with a lot of content that's made for the fans, I don't think it'll be declared DOA. Not sure how much longer it could have been down though ...
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  • Halo: Master Chief Collection dev issues "heartfelt apologies" as matchmaking issues continue

  • BigDannyH 25/11/2014

    @albertorodriguez
    Is this the "50m dedicated servers" thing they were banging on about at their XB1 reveal? I assumed that'd be a good thing!

    Are other games (i.e. Destiny / CoD) using their own servers? Destiny runs pretty well.

    Killer Instinct also ran pretty well, although it was always going to only have a smidgen of the player base of Halo.

    If this is down to their new, trumped up servers then it's an even bigger ball to drop than I first thought. Thing is, I've always been pleased with my XB1. I've not had a PS4 to compare it too but all the games I own look and play great. There seem to be so many horror stories out there that I must be fortunate to have dodged.
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  • BigDannyH 25/11/2014

    @gizmo
    Ha, I was thinking the exact same thing. Why has it become more difficult to get these MP games running when you would have expected newer hardware and years of experience to make everyone's lives easier.

    While I won't even pretend I have the first idea about coding, I am genuinely surprised they released a flagship FPS title that has such a problem running MP matches.
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  • BigDannyH 25/11/2014

    @Drakos
    I don't understand your comment? I don't own either game, so I've not been invested in the progress, but I've seen way more articles about MCC's issues than Driveclub.

    Sounds like both games have made a pigs ear of their releases but I think Halo had a far bigger reputation to destroy.
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  • Halo: The Master Chief Collection matchmaking update out today

  • BigDannyH 20/11/2014

    This sounds like a nightmare.

    I'm not a Halo player but I can imagine the disappointment, the collection really does sound like an awesome package.
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  • Microsoft giving Xbox One owners free gifts for first year anniversary

  • BigDannyH 20/11/2014

    Cool.

    Still, giving XB1 owners a free XB1 is a little odd. Did I read that correctly?
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  • Far Cry 4 PC users accidentally reveal they pirated the game

  • BigDannyH 19/11/2014

    @Blastiel
    While it may have little effect on how many millions of copies a game sells, it will undeniably effect the bottom line if just one person who was thinking of buying the game pirates it instead.

    Personally I think piracy is a reflection of the price of games. Not all games are equal and not all are worth £50. And how the publishers of games don't reduce the prices of downloadable console games is beyond me.

    However, I don't agree with piracy, I concur with the "play something else" theory. I'm sure plenty of the pirates nick these games just because they want to experience every new game but don't want to pay for the privilege. PC users can never claim not to have a cheap game easily available to them.
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  • Make every bullet count

  • BigDannyH 19/11/2014

    @drip
    Ha! Don't worry, I wasn't hating on the games that use M16s, I just can't get excited about real life guns as they're disgusting.

    The impact a different style of weapon makes to the game mechanics can be really interesting. Subtle differences to the weapons in FPSs mean you have to change up your play style, which is part of the fun. Fortunately in Destiny I can exclaim my love of the Shadow Price without feeling like a genuine psychopath (i just feel like an uber-nerd).
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  • BigDannyH 19/11/2014

    The "war" part of CoD just needs to be dropped. It's just an exciting game of tag with some awesome ways to tag people.

    Kills have nothing to do with death, just points.

    One of the many things I prefer in Destiny is that it's easier to get excited about guns called The Last Word and not feel guilty, unlike the M16 which you know has murdered 1,000s of people in real life.
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  • Destiny patch datamined, The Dark Below weapons, missions, Raid details uncovered

  • BigDannyH 18/11/2014

    @Dajji77
    If you feel there are games that need articles written about them, no-ones stopping you from writing them.

    Wes, I for one am clicking on these articles as I'm interested. If it really was a bad game, no one would click on the articles. As it stands it's an intriguing, slightly flawed (and addictive) game. Finding out how they are attempting to address these flaws is interesting.
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  • BigDannyH 18/11/2014

    "Four other materials have also been added ..."

    I feel ill at the thought of having to farm 4 more materials.

    They claimed they were going to look into how to get more material, adding new material types doesn't count!

    Just let it drop occasionally from dismantling gear and weapons, then it won't be as necessary to farm. Make the results of farming it 2-5 at a time rather than 1-2 and it'd still encourage people to go on patrol missions.

    Or let me buy them for glimmer? I have more glimmer than I know what to do with.
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  • Latest Destiny update unintentionally nerfs exotic weapons

  • BigDannyH 18/11/2014

    @bash_street_kid
    Yeah, if there's one weapon that really didn't need an accidental nerf, it's Thorn.

    Why did they only give it 6 bullets and then it takes forever to reload? I guess its a PvE weapon but that still hurts it.

    A shame as it looks awesome.
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  • 2.44GB Destiny update goes live

  • BigDannyH 17/11/2014

    Glad to see them updating stuff, looking forward to trying it out.

    A little bit gutted they haven't addressed the ways we can get materials yet, the balance just isn't right. I've got shed loads of glimmer, weapon parts, Hadronic Essence and even ascendant materials, but I've barely got any gear or weapons fully upgraded as I've got sod all of the farmed materials.

    4 different materials that you can only get by wandering around the edges of the maps in PVE picking them up 1 or 2 at a time. It's like slow torture! If they just dropped occasionally when dismantling green & blue items it'd be fine.
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  • Face-Off: Assassin's Creed Unity

  • BigDannyH 17/11/2014

    @BOFH_UK
    I agree that a lot of games would benefit from later reviews, but I also understand that EG need an early a review as possible to be competitive. In a weeks time a lot of the regular readers will have read enough about the game to understand what it's like that they may not even bother reading the EG review. Nature of the beast.

    They're also damned if they do and damned if they don't. Had a lot of people moaning at them in the comments for not publishing their CoD review for a week or so.
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  • How Assassin's Creed: Unity's micro-transactions work

  • BigDannyH 14/11/2014

    Why would you be desperate for a new weapon anyway, the combat in AC is traditionally shite.

    Although, if they brought in microtransactions to a full-price game where the weapons did make a difference, it'd probably be worse.

    I don't mind the occasional bit of DLC, especially if it helps good devs make money, but would not shed a tear if microtransactions fucked off and never came back.
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  • Iron Banner 2.0 hits Destiny next week

  • BigDannyH 14/11/2014

    @TheEarlOfZinger
    Hey! Are you knocking my beloved Galahad! Only retired that bad boy recently when I bought myself a Legendary rifle.

    Ok, never used it in PvE, but it's solid in the Crucible.

    Anyone got an opinion on the Last Word? I do love a hand cannon and I'm only 1 Strange Coin shy of Xur's asking price.
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  • BigDannyH 14/11/2014

    @Uncompetative
    Not sure why you're getting negged here? Just floating some ideas.

    I think it will be interesting if they do make some drastic changes, the new and improved Iron Banner for one. I wouldn't neccessarily change the crucible though, perhaps keep these as additional options.
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  • BigDannyH 14/11/2014

    I'm all up for some changes. Not that I'm in the "Destiny's broken!" camp, I'm more in the "I've played a ton, love it, but there are a few tweaks that could be made to make the whole experience better".

    Obvious improvements would be a load more missions and strikes. I don't think they knew what would be popular so didn't go too far designing tons of any type of mission. However, I think we can all agree that the Patrol missions are a bit dry and that, actually, they could deal with at least double the amount of strikes to make the Strike playlists worth doing. Has made me very disappointed to learn there's only one more new strike with the DLC (for XBox owners, anyway).

    However, the main fixable issue for me is the way you get materials. At present, the only way is to scour the edges of mission maps or in patrol hoping for a crate / material drop. You cannot get any once a mission genuinely starts or in the crucible at all! If they just gave you some for dismantling gear and weapons it'd be something. Or let us buy them for glimmer somewhere. Or get 20 material as random reward drops for completing missions. Every little helps as it is such a chore at the moment.

    I heard they were looking into it, but no mention of it in this week's update.
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  • Assassin's Creed Unity review

  • BigDannyH 12/11/2014

    @menage
    I've only just bought Mordor, absolutely love it. I don't think I can go back to the AC mechanics now (even if the setting and character animations look amazing).

    Funnily enough, I also recently bought Ground Zeroes, which gets a mention in the review. While I can see that it is a good example of a sandbox, where you are free to do a number of different things, I can't say I really enjoyed it. I think I prefer things to be more co-ordinated.

    Mordor is definitely the one AC should be taking notes from. The better combat alone doubles the enjoyment of playing, the nemesis system then makes death matter which makes the combat genuinely intense. It finds that balance between making fucking things up matter without becoming too frustrating, and manages to make you want to get revenge on the git that got you!
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  • Halo 5: Guardians multiplayer beta is 720p, 60fps

  • BigDannyH 11/11/2014

    What a master stroke that idea Sony had to include more/better RAM turned out to be. I'm no expert but, from what I've read, it just makes life easier for developers. The results can't be argued with.

    It'd be interesting to know how much it effected Sony's profit margins. Or how much it would have effected MS's had they matched it.

    On the flip side, all the games I've played on my XB1 have run well and look great (Destiny and Shadow of Mordor are my current tipple) but I've no comparison having never used a PS4 (I wouldn't be surprised to hear Mordor runs at a higher resolution on the PS4). But all the developers seem to be working hard to produce high-res games with a solid frame rates the XB1.
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  • The games that have defined PS4 and Xbox One

  • BigDannyH 09/11/2014

    @jabberwocky
    Does Mordor on the 360 not have the nemesis system? I can't imagine how it'd work without it?

    For the record, while the XB1 version of Destiny is double-shiny, the 360 game is essentially the same. Still a good looking game, too, just a little blurrier round the edges.
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  • Volgarr the Viking review

  • BigDannyH 07/11/2014

    @thisisatempaccount
    "hard games aren't for everyone, but easy games aren't for everyone either."

    Well said.

    I heard a CoD fan the other day mention that, in their quest to lower the barriers of entry to the newer players who gave up after getting slaughtered in games like MW, the CoD developers have ruined the fun for those who were great at the game. They've been making kill streak rewards weaker as it was frustrating the players who couldn't achieve them.

    I've not played CoD in a while, and I was never great, but I put in so many hours chasing those higher killstreaks. It was the reason I kept on playing, it was what made it fun and I ended up getting half-decent at the game as a result.

    There was a massive barrier of entry on CoD yet it still managed to become the most popular game of its time. In hindsight I think it's difficulty was part of the attraction.
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  • Bungie gifts brain surgery patient a one-of-a-kind rifle

  • BigDannyH 07/11/2014

    @KanePaws
    Does take a little bit away from the story knowing it won't be unique.

    Although, to be fair, even if it is DLC in the future, doesn't neccessarily mean the majority of people will have that weapon. Those exotic's hardly ever drop and the bounties are a bastard to complete.
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  • Destiny guide

  • BigDannyH 05/11/2014

    @Vedfolner
    Fair enough. I googled it and couldn't really work out what the scandal is. My guess is the online functions are shite but they released it anyway.

    Funnily enough, the first result for my google search was this:

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2157402/Piedmont-Driving-Club-scandal-Golfing-naked-public-urination-Atlantas-elite.html
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  • BigDannyH 05/11/2014

    @Vedfolner
    I was actually being serious. Although I can forgive you for thinking a comment on the internet would be sarcastic.

    I'm too lazy and uninterested in racing games to Google it, but talk of a scandal has got me interested. Is there more to it than online issues?
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