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  • Grand Theft Auto 5 launch trailer lands

  • Capn_Franky 29/08/2013

    This game is like cutlery, they don't need adverts, you just know you have to buy them. Reply +2
  • Kickstarted shooter Takedown launches next month on Steam, Xbox 360

  • Capn_Franky 29/08/2013

    So, let me get this straight.

    If a game gets funded on kick starter, it still has to go through all the steam green light business no? But as soon as you get a publisher on board (*and a shitty one at that) it automatically bypasses this, or have I missed something here?

    If the latter is the case then what a shitty system in place!

    *Wrecked online, never patched and unplayable due to lag
    Back breaker online, never patched, hard to enjoy due to lag
    Terraria online, patched once, game still lags tremendously for the first 5 minutes

    I hate 505.
    Reply -4
  • Thomas Was Alone creator Mike Bithell announces Volume

  • Capn_Franky 13/08/2013

    @Binba442 the music is basically a slower version of the MGS theme tune, done in a way the wont get sued Reply 0
  • Kinect 2.0 for Windows due next year

  • Capn_Franky 23/05/2013

    @bad09 Completely agree, rift vs kinect? No competition, I accept it as a kiddie toy and great for shedding some pounds but it holds no value on the PC that I can see. Reply 0
  • EA's MOBA Dawngate is trying to do a couple of things differently

  • Capn_Franky 21/05/2013

    Ea is making a...

    Stops reading
    Reply +9
  • XCOM's new perspective: how The Bureau stays true to the original's strategic heart

  • Capn_Franky 13/05/2013

    Do whatever you want, but as long as its not a strategy game with the risk of permanent failure, I won't touch it, just like I stayed well away from the walking dead FPS, it's stinks of a cash in. Reply -5
  • Will Wright's next game to be "built around the player's life"

  • Capn_Franky 08/05/2013

    I like will wright, his games have all been brilliant (the ones I have played) but calling good ol' bullshit Pete his hero worries me somewhat. Reply 0
  • There's an RPG sale on PSN that includes Ni No Kuni for £20

  • Capn_Franky 08/05/2013

    Do ps3 owners even pay for games anymore? Take note Microsoft, this is how you do sales/subscriptions. But screw you Ps3 noobs! I have party chat and no friends, but still, party chat! Reply +44
  • Assassin's Creed creator Patrice Désilets fired from Ubisoft

  • Capn_Franky 08/05/2013

    Left ubisoft to take a creative break, took a job at their rivals which then gets rebought by ubisoft so they fire him? Good on them, I wouldn't trust him either, what's to say he won't do it again then go to EA and give them a game idea that earns them millions?

    I hate the AAA gaming industry but you have got to at least expect that when you screw a company over they have the power to screw you over ten times worse.
    Reply -2
  • EA acquires Star Wars video game license

  • Capn_Franky 06/05/2013

    Don't like Star wars and hate EA but to those who do, have fun with seeing your beloved franchise milked even further. Reply -1
  • Operation Flashpoint retrospective

  • Capn_Franky 05/05/2013

    I first played this at a LAN party, whilst everyone was off screaming and playing Counter-Strike I was silent and cowering in fear as I was en route to an ambush on the colonel.

    I instantly bought it as I got home and still play it whenever I can, the mission editor is utterly fantastic and the fear as your team drops one by one has never been achieved by any other game than X-com. The second your team shouts out "Sniper. 800 yards. 10 o'clock" followed by a whisking bullet is utterly terrifying.

    Code masters ruined the franchise and ran its name through the mud when they attempted to turn it into COD, dragon rising is a nice nod to the earlier version but is no where near as well done.

    It was also one of the first games I've played that didn't force me to fire my weapon even once, the second you go into the first proper mission after landing by Blackhawks and under orders from the ai the atmosphere completely changes from this is awesome I'm going to f*ck sh*t up, to oh damn, this just got real.

    I finished that mission without even seeing an enemy, firing a bullet or being fired upon (and no I wasn't hiding in a bush), the later missions had me patrolling a nearby forest and only encountering 3 enemies in a 40+ min mission, not to mention the mission where you have to navigate by the stars after being shot down and being all alone... My God I miss this game!!!!!!
    Reply +4
  • Suda51 blames publisher problems for low game sales

  • Capn_Franky 03/05/2013

    Publishers are always bad for game development, thankfully we have kickstarter to put fear into them now and to allow devs more freedom, but once a grape that breaths fire is popular with a focus group, you have to put it in the game potentially damaging sales.

    I don't however think a publisher had anything to do with most of the above games lack of sales, especially brutal legend, great adventure game but the awful tower defence gameplay ruined it for me.
    Reply +4
  • Senior Scottish cop calls for second look into prevention of children playing adult games online after 13-year-old boy slashes friend's throat following Gears of War 3 session

  • Capn_Franky 03/05/2013

    So if this happened after a game of football, would football be to blame? Reply +82
  • Aliens: Colonial Marines class action lawsuit targets Sega and Gearbox

  • Capn_Franky 03/05/2013

    "will defend the rights of entertainers to share their works-in-progress without fear of frivolous litigation"
    Work in progress by showing footage that is better than the release footage without any mention if it being a WIP? Somehow I don't think this is what comes to mind when people say WIP...

    You tried to dupe people, your company is being dragged through the mud as a result, man up and face the consequences.
    Reply +5
  • Capn_Franky 01/05/2013

    @adetheterriblePG Not will look as in Pre rendered, will look as in the final product, and as I said if that's not possible for the company to do then release dev diaries.

    I've not played bioshock so that video doesn't mean anything to me but it's a bad example, Aliens didn't, as people said, have any proper footage other than the video in question which used actuall gameplay areas that look a million times worse in game.

    Bioshock had a lot of videos before the game came out as they had confidence with their product, Metro Last light is another game to watch out for as the only advertisement I have see for this game is a live action trailer.

    Dead Island also hid behind a great trailer that showed nothing for what the game had to show for it (other than zombies) and that game was also a buggy mess.

    No matter how good or bad the game is, no dev should be allowed to hide behind smoke and mirrors, regardless of how much the industry is 'used to it'.

    By all means use live actions and obvious 'fake' trailers like dead island, but show proper footage rather than using bait and switch.
    Reply +1
  • Capn_Franky 01/05/2013

    @adetheterriblePG Rubbish, if your game isn't good enough that Pre rendered or completely new sections of game have to be created just to gain interest, chances are, the game is shit.

    Maybe only release videos of how the game will look? Minecraft released videos of each stage of development as does almost all alpha funded games, they do perfectly fine.

    "But they don't know how the game will look until its done!" So have faith in a product and release dev diaries, that evokes far more hype than anything such as the recently release bf4 'trailer' will.
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  • Capn_Franky 01/05/2013

    Why is everyone defending them by saying "Everyone does it!"? That doesn't make it right, it's only AAA wankers that pull this shit off because they somehow feel the need to sell it to every system or the game is a failure, regardless of content quality and reviews.

    Anyone remember the time burger king got done over the advert for the whopper or XL burger, as the advert showed the guy holding a fairly decent sized burger when in reality it was the same burger, just smaller? Same thing.

    If you're on SEGA/Gearboxes side then I'm sorry but you're an idiot, the industry needs to change and it's only going to do so if we start making examples of companies for bullshit like this.

    Gearbox are a shit company and sega aren't too far behind so when either release a game you have to think twice before doing so, especially using the logic given by the first half of comments as apparently 'everyone' that's is a gamer reads reviews....
    Reply +10
  • Ropey Duke Nukem Forever turned into a Duke Nukem 3D mod

  • Capn_Franky 01/05/2013

    It looks amazing, although, I wonder how much of this trailer is actuall footage of gameplay and how much is made up to generate hype? Reply +2
  • Thomas Was Alone review

  • Capn_Franky 01/05/2013

    @dapperbandit I agree, the seeming lack of effort is what puts me off this game, it looks like programmer art. If you're going to call a square Thomas I expect a character not a square.

    But before everyone rages at me I have only seen lets look ats of the game a few months ago and whilst the gameplay seemed fun, the whole art style/narrative seemed very out of place with each other.
    Reply -14
  • Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon review

  • Capn_Franky 30/04/2013

    @crispyduckman why? Just finish FC3 first and buy this after, it's not going anywhere.... Reply +10
  • Game Dev Tycoon forces those who pirate the game to unwittingly fail from piracy

  • Capn_Franky 29/04/2013

    Pirates crack a game that is basically Game Dev Story? Couldn't care less. Also wouldn’t 'Tycoon' be copyrighted as its already a franchise? Nice 2 IP’s in one... Reply -34
  • Saturday Soapbox: Taking the Direct approach

  • Capn_Franky 29/04/2013

    @dogmanstaruk No idea why you're being negged, majority of what you've put (skimmed most) is pretty true.... Reply 0
  • Despite Kickstarter shortfall, Defense Grid 2 development now under way

  • Capn_Franky 28/04/2013

    @RedSparrows I know all costs involved within game development but each case is different.

    The game isn't a million pounds worth of game, it's tower defence, I know very basic GML script and can create a tower defense game within mere hours.

    Yes gml is different to unreal or the engine DG uses but at the end of the day all it requires in an enemy to follow a path avoiding solid objects whilst towers shoot them when they get so close... It's not difficult, the same goes for the graphics, very basic.

    So where else is the money going that's costing so much other than wages? To they not own maya? Unreal?

    Kickstarter just allows for this 'greed' look at the latest bs that has happened involving the 9 year old who wanted $800 for an rpg camp but earned $20,000. Her mums a millionaire and she has shoes twice the price...
    Reply -2
  • Capn_Franky 27/04/2013

    @internisus @internisus whilst I understand and agree with everything you say and have said, it simply doesn't cost a million to develop a simple tower defense game.

    £250,000 and I'm still dubious but that depends on the size of the team, in my eyes the goal was for the sequel, the 'stretch goal' was just to achieve more money.

    Because if it costs £250,000 to create an add on to a tower defence game when the ai, assets and engine are all being reused then I'm getting a job at hidden path as they must pay through the roof.

    I'm not shunning kickstarter at all as its a great way for security when creating a game but at least be honest with the funds, and explain why it costs so much, unless HP did and no one has mentioned it....
    Reply -2
  • Capn_Franky 26/04/2013

    @internisus Didn't have the money? Bull, they didn't exactly give defense grid 1 away for free, they and the majority of people on kickstarter can afford to make their games without it, they just prefer to have security before they do. Reply -3
  • Gunslinger brings glory to the Call of Juarez series

  • Capn_Franky 22/04/2013

    So much auto aim and set pieces within the trailer I saw and it really makes me wonder how this franchise gets 3 sequels wheras other great games don't sell 'enough' for a sequel but more than these dont see the light of day..... Reply -1
  • Free Forza Horizon DLC now available

  • Capn_Franky 16/04/2013

    Microsoft allowing free gamerscore? Oh no wait...

    Still if you like the game, 1000 challenges for free and 2 new cars? That is pretty awesome of the devs.
    Reply +17
  • Battlefield 4 promo material reveals return of Commander Mode, three playable factions

  • Capn_Franky 15/04/2013

    Just wait for the premium edition, by the time it's out the game will be halfway playable and you'll have all the maps... Reply +1
  • The Club retrospective

  • Capn_Franky 14/04/2013

    The game didn't sell because it was complete turd, more so if you pay the RRP on the product, it felt like a budget title with reused levels and enemies over and over again.

    When your team is split about the game you know you're onto something mediocre, I doubt anyone during development of bioshock, Grid, zombies ate my neighbours ever doubted the title they were working on.

    You may not be able to put gameplay on the back of a box but you can certainly put it on YouTube which is where I and I'm sure others make a vast majority of the purchase decisions on these gameplay videos.

    I'm almost fairly certain no one will remember this game as the years pass and no one is missing it now either.

    To out it bluntly the guy just doesn't know what he is doing in regards to making games great, take this article for instance as he creates another miserable game, then simply "doesn't understand why people aren't playing it":

    http://www.pocketgamer.biz/r/PG.Biz/Totem+Games+news/news.asp?c=45316

    At the end of the day, listen to your team Cavanagh, they were/are the vocal community of the games industry and could probably polish your turds...
    Reply -20
  • Codies talks multiplayer, next gen and, yes, camera angles for Grid 2

  • Capn_Franky 11/04/2013

    No cockpit cam, no sale, without it it just isn't grid, next I'll find out they removed demolition derby, although if that's the case I'm sure there will be some DLC with it in.... Reply +1
  • Jade Raymond's Ubisoft Toronto collaborating on new, unannounced Assassin's Creed game

  • Capn_Franky 28/03/2013

    So, what if black flag fails and sells less than 100,000 copies? *Finger crossed* they will have wasted all that time and money copy and pasting assets for the new, new game. Reply 0
  • Assassin's Creed 4: Black Flag in-game footage revealed

  • Capn_Franky 25/03/2013

    Did they put blackbeards fuses on his hat rather than in his beard? Is it even Blackbeard? I presume as it mentioned meeting historic figures and pictures a man with a ... Black beard, but that's just wrong!

    A beardless, hatless pirate, instead wearing a hood? No ta. Why couldn't they have just moved away from the assists creed for once? Does anyone even care or can logically follow the story anymore without thinking Ubisoft are just loosing the plot? It reminds me of the story for lost, random bollocks happens and when revealed we are supposed to feel revelations, instead we just call it for what it is, bull.

    Also, (and I nit pick now) Pirates historically flew red flags, the black flag was used to portray to other ships "give me your stuff and I'll spare you", a red flag and you were all going to die, so destroying a ship whilst flying a black flag wasn't common. I'd think otherwise watching that video.

    Ninja pirates, go away please.
    Reply +2
  • Nintendo's new Wii U Pokémon game includes Skylanders toy tech

  • Capn_Franky 15/03/2013

    @SuperSoupy "The toys DON'T LOOK LIKE pokemon that can secretly come to life when placed in a game.

    They LOOK LIKE TOYS OF pokemon that could secretly come to life when placed in a game."

    I honestly see no difference in these two statements...
    Reply -3
  • Maxis promises it will fix SimCity's silly Sims and traffic

  • Capn_Franky 15/03/2013

    Bullshit, unless EA skimped out of QA testing to save money which I wouldn't be surprised. How does this slip through? If every ai in a FPS just ran through the same door in a massive cluster f. Rather than going through the other 5 doors would that get picked up or would the devs be shocked to find every player in the world notice it? Reply +5
  • Dishonored's new story-based DLC The Knife of Dunwall revealed

  • Capn_Franky 13/03/2013

    8/10 Reply -24
  • Tropical Skyrim mod waves goodbye to snow, hello to sunny paradise

  • Capn_Franky 13/03/2013

    @FladgeMangle Agreed, I had elsweyr in mind when I was watching it, doesn't fit Skyrims feel so much but looks amazing none the less. Reply 0
  • "Why should we ask how long a game is?"

  • Capn_Franky 13/03/2013

    @bad09 "It's true some games have filler, his example of MP3 is spot on IMO I was willing that game to end well before I got to the actual end but on the flip side you have something like Crysis 3 that can clocked in an evening leaving just a grinding multiplayer as most of the "content" of the game"

    What, come on dude? Where in Max Payne is the filler? It's a rich story driven game which is the only reason he used it as an example.

    Every level in the game was required as was the cutscenes, the only reasons ive found people to hate on the game is that you can't skip the cutscenes or they hate how Max has become, but how would you act if you were addicted to alcohol and pills along with loosing everyone you've ever loved?

    Since Max Payne 3 he has become one of my top 5 game characters as he feels real and the narrative really helped me to feel the characters emotions, hiding in a bush in a third game released in half the time of Max Paynes second to third release where the story is mute with cut and paste mechanics is a bad comparison.

    Notice though how he chose Max Payne as an example and not GTA? Within the first 10 minutes of gta you've done everything but we still play and love the game 20+ hours in.

    As many have said above, we pay in excess of £30 for games, so for a £30 experience to be worth it you need a lot of content to satisfy us, be it through lengthening the game in artificial ways such as go there come back quests (done well of course), or with some great lengthy MP/Gameplay that keeps us coming back.

    Paying £30 for a 4 hour game is daylight robbery and prices reflect this as 4 hour games are typically budget releases or arcade games that sell from £5 - £20.

    If someone made a film and it cost me and my girlfriend £20 to see (which it near enough does) that lasted what, 30 minutes, even if it was the best story I've ever seen I would leave feeling robbed.

    We pay primarily based on quality but always keep value for money at the back of our mind, the same applies to everything from buying a car to going out for a meal.

    good luck to the man if he feels he can make a profit and has the story to justify a high price tag on a short game, but I have a slight feeling it will be reduced in no time.
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  • Father mods Donkey Kong so his daughter can play as Pauline rescuing Mario

  • Capn_Franky 12/03/2013

    This is news? A man changing 2 sprites in Donkey Kong? Reply -6
  • Metro 2033 retrospective

  • Capn_Franky 10/03/2013

    @NewbieZilla nope, hardest as I do every game. Even with the ranger dlc it still lacked the element of fear and urgency it needed. Reply 0
  • Capn_Franky 10/03/2013

    The voice acting was truly awful especially with the kids fake Russian accent.... The game needed more fear with the gas mask, too many times I had too many filters and never seemed short, it would have added a lot more if they were few and far between. Reply +1
  • Parents refused refund by Apple after son spends £1700 on free iPad game

  • Capn_Franky 01/03/2013

    I give it a month before it happens again Reply +2
  • Capn_Franky 01/03/2013

    @Zyklonbzombie So where does your line start and end? Why shouldn't a £50 purchase by a child be just as deserving as a refund for £1700? That £50 might mean the difference between going hungry and not to some familes.

    Either refund all or refund nothing and at the end of the day in 5 seconds anyone can disable IAP's for good they are just too ignorant to do so and rewarding this type of behaviour teaches no one a lesson.
    Reply +1
  • Capn_Franky 28/02/2013

    @Zyklonbzombie So when it happens for the millionth time and apple have to spend more time fixing other people's stupid mistakes they shouldn't bat an eye lid?

    Apple should have made an example out of them, all this has done is put faith in the fact that Apple will give refunds if you're too stupid to work a device you've given to a child.

    Parents bitch and moan locking children out of the Internet, limiting gaming time but seem to forget the iPad does all the above and more, then are shocked to find its gone tits up.

    "Dad can I play with your gun?"
    "Yes"
    BANG
    "It wasn't loaded when I handed it to him and the saftey was on"

    That's okay, Colt will right your wrongs, be more careful next time.

    If we live in a world where no matter what a company does to stop things like this happening other than forcing you to pass a test on how to make the device child proof before you can use it, then have to refund someone because they are too simple to know how to do this then to quote the popular meme:

    "I don't want to live on this planet anymore".

    Regardless of the purchased item being a simple piece of code, a game or a boat from eBay a legitimate exchange took place and powers were in play to protect the buyer from this exact scenario, no one to blame but themselves and they should be ashamed of themselves.

    I remember being at college and if you left your PC on and someone emailed the teacher saying you loved them or insert 'funny' email, it was the persons account that would get punished for the act, regardless if they had the shits and had to leave in a hurry.

    The carrot leaves it to be done again, the stick and that was the last time it happens. Tl;dr
    Reply +1
  • Capn_Franky 28/02/2013

    To everyone that doesn't know (which seems to be a lot) go to Settings < Restrictions < In app purchases. It's then impossible to purchase them without removing the restriction which requires a separate password (if you set it up differently) to your app store password.

    People are idiots.
    Reply +1
  • Capn_Franky 28/02/2013

    So idiocy is rewarded with £1700 worth of in game items? Quite clearly stated in the settings you can disable IAP full stop removing them like they were ever there.

    On another note I'm really enjoying Trade Nations, this has IAP which speeds up the game and gives exclusive contents via the currency of 'magic beans', does anyone have a child I can borrow whilst I disable IAP so I can get my town looking lovely, then contact a newspaper about how innocent I and the child were, whilst getting my pennies returned?

    Apple should have stuck the middle finger up and told them to deal with it, no one to blame but themselves, where does the fine line end with kids + money = refund? As my Rum and cigar wish list is piling up. Now I may just have a reason to spawn a child.
    Reply -2
  • Assassin's Creed 4: Black Flag release date, next-gen launch leaked

  • Capn_Franky 01/03/2013

    Who wants to play as a ninja pirate ? It's sacrilege.

    Also I don't get the whole privateer/pirate selling point, they are the same thing, only with the former given a letter of marque to legally attack the enemies of the king.

    The only use I can see from the games standpoint of stating this is for the moment in the plot when your buddy king finds out about your piracy day and attempts to kill you, sending an armada of ships. However the friends you earned during your piracy mischief come to your aid and save the day.

    Whilst I'm at it the lottery numbers are 3,45,23,11,56,22.
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  • Assassin's Creed 4: Black Flag confirmed by Ubisoft, has 60 minutes exclusive gameplay on PS3

  • Capn_Franky 28/02/2013

    A pirate assassin? As a Pasterfarian I find this very offensive, everyone knows Pirates hate Ninjas and for a pirate to become a Ninja is just absurd. Reply 0
  • Deus Ex: Human Defiance trademarked by Square-Enix

  • Capn_Franky 28/02/2013

    The unbelievably poor boss fights and the crappy 'endings' of the last game left me with a very average and unrewarding experience overall from human rev.

    If they fix the above and then give the world more side missions to make it feel like less of a hub (especially like they managed with Shanghai, that was a great place) then I might be interested in this if it is a game that is.

    A film and I don't think any game has ever had a decent film made for it, hitman, far cry, resi evil, street fighter, all disappointing films with premises (bar SF) that should work in the film genre, but I guess I'll bite my tongue until I see more evidence of gameplay or movie trailer.
    Reply -13
  • First images of Just Cause 3 teased - rumour

  • Capn_Franky 28/02/2013

    The scale of the backgrounds scream JC3 but look closer at the characters head, it looks as though he is wearing a hat with (despite the colour pallet) long brown hair poking out of the bottom.

    So either it's a new IP or its JC3 and we have a new protagonist/customisation?

    Anyone else see this or am I off to specsavers?
    Reply 0
  • Japanese weekly Wii U sales fall below Vita's for the first time

  • Capn_Franky 27/02/2013

    It's like the Dreamcast but without any games to saviour its memory, good luck writing the WiiU's obituary EG. Reply +18