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  • Ubisoft now employs a chief parkour officer for Assassin's Creed

  • Derblington 17/07/2014

    @Murton
    Other way around.
    Parkour is the fastest route from A - B.
    Freerunning is the added gymnastics.
    Reply +8
  • DriveClub micro-transactions will let you quickly unlock cars

  • Derblington 13/05/2014

    @mega-gazz
    I'm sorry but that's the worst argument I think I've ever read.
    You know your life and how much time you'll get to play, that has nothing to do with mine or anyone else's, nor does it have anything to do with MTX. Even without the cars for sale you'll still only have 5 hours and I'll have as much as I want.
    It really is as simple as I've listed already. MTX is here, has been here for years and will be here for many more. This isn't new. Buy the game or don't, that's all there is to it.
    Reply 0
  • Derblington 12/05/2014

    @bad09
    Where has this grind gotten worse? Name these titles that have obviously extended their progression curve to justify mtx.
    Reply -5
  • Derblington 12/05/2014

    @mega-gazz
    Who's asking you to pay 80? Why wouldn't you just pay 50 if you want it? No-one is forcing you to pay more, or even buy it at all. All you're doing is working yourself up.

    Buy it or don't, your choice. Pay for the cars or don't, your choice. It's not hard.
    Reply 0
  • Derblington 12/05/2014

    This no different to any other game that allows you to purchase content, which has been happening for what, a decade? I don't understand what the sudden furore is about?

    If you want the Plus game, get it.
    If you want to purchase the game, buy it.
    If you want to unlock content faster, buy that.
    If you don't want any of the above options, don't worry about any of it.

    Everything laid out is a choice. You all bitching and whining that someone might (and will) consume their content for their hobby in their spare time differently to how you choose to consume yours won't make the slightest bit of difference to anyone other than you.
    Reply -1
  • Microsoft talks PS4 sales: "This is a marathon, not a sprint"

  • Derblington 21/03/2014

    What is the "typical user" though? I assume it's literally someone that uses the machine for 5 hours plus per day, for tv and games, which kind of makes that statement redundant.
    It's essentially saying ' the people we care about use the console a lot so we know we're doing ok'. I imagine they'd be even happier with their plan had they shifted more units.
    Reply +11
  • Titanfall runs into problems on PC with error 503

  • Derblington 12/03/2014

    @George-Roper
    It entirely depends on how long a period the problems last, their severity and how long the sites play through that period.
    For better or worse, launch hiccups are to be expected in online focused titles, you'll never completely avoid them. Providing that's all they are, it shouldn't affect the score to any significant amount, if at all.
    Reply +8
  • Gearbox's Homeworld HD is now Homeworld Remastered

  • Derblington 06/03/2014

    Better work on Mavericks. Reply +5
  • Microsoft: "no plans" to release an Xbox One without Kinect

  • Derblington 25/02/2014

    They have made it so that users don't need Kinect plugged in, should they choose, in which case it simply cannot be considered integral to the experience. Reply +30
  • Nordic resurrects Darksiders and Red Faction for PC, PS3 and Xbox 360 collections

  • Derblington 13/02/2014

    I recently picked up Darksiders and am looking to grab Darksiders2 soon. Had I known I would have waited for this collection, especially if it is to gauge interest for a 3rd. Reply 0
  • Microsoft launches viral Titanfall promotion

  • Derblington 24/01/2014

    I've found 5 of the 5 images. The missing one goes in the gap...

    http://imgur.com/a/t7tJO#0
    http://archive-hammond.com/bin/bin_4/15_14_5_20_9_13_5_16_1_4_C.jpg
    http://archive-hammond.com/archive/A/2/15_14_5_20_9_13_5_16_1_4_E.jpg

    http://archive-hammond.com/archive/S/7/15_14_5_20_9_13_5_16_1_4_D.jpg
    https://skydrive.live.com/?cid=e4fa40095146ca58&id=E4FA40095146CA58!109&sff=1
    Reply +3
  • Titanfall won't launch with mod support

  • Derblington 03/01/2014

    @Faramis
    Source is the starting point, they've rewritten large parts of it so it's not as simple as just allowing the same mods alongside it.
    Reply +3
  • The Banner Saga: Much more than you're expecting

  • Derblington 19/12/2013

    Awesome. I was wondering how this was developing just a day ago. Reply 0
  • Why Killzone Shadow Fall is almost 40GB (it used to be 290...)

  • Derblington 24/10/2013

    @LittleRiver
    You can swap out the PS4 HDD at least.
    Reply +3
  • PS4 will allow real name online profiles at launch

  • Derblington 24/10/2013

    I don't think they're mutually exclusive. You can use your name for your friends list and you handle for randoms in-game. I think. Reply +1
  • Xbox One dashboard demoed in video leak

  • Derblington 09/09/2013

    It could be a retail model but devkits look exactly the same. Reply +5
  • Xbox One supports up to eight controllers at once

  • Derblington 03/09/2013

    98% of the time I game I only have 1 controller connected. The other 2% of the time there are 2. I can't see the need for so many on one machine, and it seems a strange thing to announce considering all the other things they could be addressing and/or rectifying. Reply +7
  • COD: Ghosts 10 upgrade plan designed to help gamers with costly console transition

  • Derblington 27/08/2013

    There are more than just this one game doing this offer, it's hardly a unique case. But people like a whinge about CoD, I guess. Reply +2
  • How Splash Damage is bringing multiplayer to Batman: Arkham Origins

  • Derblington 31/07/2013

    Entirely unneeded, and after Brink I have zero faith that it will be any good. Sounds massively complicated. Reply +3
  • Ridiculously well-hidden Battlefield 3 Easter egg discovered

  • Derblington 17/07/2013

    @skowhegan

    The dev's name is Tomas Danko, not Thomas Danke.
    Reply 0
  • UK chart: DmC dumped to fourth as chart returns to normality

  • Derblington 28/01/2013

    @Kysen

    Good luck getting that DMC back.
    Reply +3
  • Why are we stuck with games being released on a Friday?

  • Derblington 23/11/2012

    You say "Europeans wait" but it's only actually the UK that's stuck with Fridays. Most of Europe releases on Thursdays... Reply +2
  • Take a look at Assassin's Creed 3's PS3-exclusive content

  • Derblington 23/10/2012

    I must be one of the few (only?) people that simply doesn't care about platform exclusive incentives. The game will be plenty big enough on it's own for me to be worried about 4 extra missions, I'll simply buy it for the platform I'd rather play it on. Reply +3
  • Doom 3: BFG Edition review

  • Derblington 19/10/2012

    @Oli

    The problem (if you want to call it that) I have with Rich Stanton, or anyone, having played the game previously isn't in his predisposition of dislike in the title (if it even is that? The comments about certain aspects of the original release do give an impression of that opinion...), it's in the assertion that the review is an "assessment of how Doom 3's content and gameplay stand up today". I'd rather that came from someone who's judgment wasn't coloured by any previous experience in the title before this release.

    id make shooters of a certain style: a little more "old-fashioned"/pure than the more popular titles in the genre, and I suspect anyone that has any experience with their previous releases will know whether they'll like this or not. As Rich says himself, it's not a bad game, it's just very different to the stuff that's topping the Xmas sales year over year and it'd be interesting to actually hear from someone that hasn't already done the rounds how it does hold up today against those experiences in the singleplayer stakes.

    Reviews do seem very mixed, again.
    Reply 0
  • Derblington 19/10/2012

    Just out of curiousity, has Mr Stanton played Doom 3 previously? Reply +8
  • Microsoft has sold 70 million Xbox 360s

  • Derblington 19/10/2012

    Five. Reply -1
  • Piranha 3DD writers discuss God of War film plans

  • Derblington 31/08/2012

    @slippysloppy
    Now you don't have to endure it. Thanks accepted.
    Reply +1
  • Derblington 31/08/2012

    @slippysloppy
    But you're comparing him to a duo that wrote a piranha swimming up inside a young woman where it grows (you see it swimming around her stomach under the skin, yet she has no idea) only to bite off the head of her boyfriends penis while they have sex... Not only is that retarded, it makes no sense anatomically.
    Reply +5
  • Derblington 31/08/2012

    Goyer has mixed output, from excellent to average, but these guys have nothing above turgid. So, yes, please use the alternative. Reply +2
  • Treyarch hopes Black Ops 2 multiplayer changes will make Call of Duty a team game again

  • Derblington 21/08/2012

    @HairyArse

    I've played a lot of MW3 and I've not noticed them? :)
    Reply 0
  • Derblington 21/08/2012

    It frustrates me somewhat when people claim CoD isn't a team game. It is, even in TDM; I've been in games where I've made 30+ kills of the required 75 kill limit and my team has still lost because we've generated more deaths than the opposition. It requires everyone to play smarter (obviously TDM is *all* about K/D ratio) and as soon as you start getting people who are pure run'n'gunners and are sacrificing their lives to get into constant action you will fail.

    The problem isn't that the game isn't a team game, it's that the players aren't interested in team play. I'm all for the change from kill-streak to score-streak, I like the dynamic within the gameplay, but I'm not convinced it's going to do anything to change the mentally of the masses that play the game. Most of them are there because of the high pace kill/death/respawn gameplay.
    Reply +13
  • Borderlands 2: Gearbox reveals the Mechromancer's "girlfriend mode"

  • Derblington 13/08/2012

    You huys are getting far too worked up over this; he explains what he's referring in the very next sentence.

    You may all have super-leet ladies on your arms but the reality is that MOST women aren't interested in videogames, and of the ones that are even fewer are any good (and I'm not talking high levels of good). Oh noes, I'm sexist! Even in the company I work for, very few of the female dev members play much. There's one or two for every 10 that I would describe as 'competent' gamers.

    I'd like my gf to take more of an interest in it, just to give me a co-op buddy, and this would be the perfect recipe for it (if she could co-ordinate both sticks at the same time).
    Reply 0
  • Call of Duty Elite Xbox 360, PS3 July content drops detailed

  • Derblington 13/07/2012

    @StueLDUK First line of the article mentions Modern Warfare 3... Reply +1
  • Apple's European iPhone GOTY Tiny Wings gets a sequel next week

  • Derblington 07/07/2012

    @DwarfyP

    Game on! :)
    Reply +1
  • Free Spec Ops: The Line co-op DLC announced

  • Derblington 27/06/2012

    Sold. I was going to hold off until this dropped in price but this deserves support. Reply +2
  • Virtua Fighter 5 Final Showdown Review

  • Derblington 14/06/2012

    @anthonypappa

    A carry-over from it being a full title Vita release
    Reply 0
  • Derblington 14/06/2012

    XBLA and PSN titles have different cheev/Trophy limits so they will never match a full title, it's nothing to do with this title, just the format it's been released on. Reply 0
  • Former GTA, Red Dead and LA Noire designer founds indie dev Red Kite Games

  • Derblington 01/06/2012

    How is founding a company a "career crash"? Reply +6
  • Diablo 3 Review

  • Derblington 22/05/2012

    @Vedfolner

    The network issues are affecting a minority group (that is far too large, no argument), broken content would affect everyone.

    Bear in mind my repsonses were in relation to calling for a re-review in 4 months time, which is completely pointless when the reviewer is already playing the damn game. There's simply no point in delaying a review when the content is there and working for people, regardless of hurting the feelings of those that are having issues.
    Reply 0
  • Derblington 21/05/2012

    @George-Roper

    No, I didn't mean it was based on player connections. It is their end but it's still not affecting everything and everyone.

    Everything that's going wrong for said users lies at the feet of Blizzard. My only major point in this thread has ever been that it's still a minority that have issues and the games rating shouldn't suffer as a result of those specific cases, nor should a re-review be required when the content isn't changing.

    It's not like Dead Island where the content was broken. The content here is fine, it's just network/server traffic that's taking a beating. The game will be the same when all is said and done but some users will gain better performance. No-one re-reviews for network performance, at most you could argue for an update in the review once the work is complete.
    Reply -7
  • Derblington 21/05/2012

    @George-Roper

    When Dead Island was released, it got ripped apart for issues that affected gameplay, which were largely patched up. But Diablo 3 doesn't get ripped apart, to the same degree for flat out inability to play, which I'd argue is exactly the same.

    Nope. Anyone and everyone that played Dead Island was affected by issues that affected it - they were ingrained into the core gameplay experience.

    Diablo is playable, and when played the systems all work. Some people can't play it but that's a very different point, the game is still there and functioning correctly for those that can.

    The main point that you need to accept is that only a small group of people are having issues with Diablo, it's not a universal truth that there is "an inability to play" it. Think of it like Battlefield 2 or WoW in that some people suffer server issues and others have strong connections that allow them to game all through the night.
    Reply -10
  • Derblington 21/05/2012

    @George-Roper

    I love how you focus on the smallest part of a post in order to maintain an argument, ignoring anything that might highlight that your original points are losing traction.

    Regardless, I'm not fighting for anyone else, I'm putting my point across as someone interested in playing the game. We've established that you're putting your point across as someone who has no interest in playing the game, so why bother?
    Reply -7
  • Derblington 21/05/2012

    @The_Weird
    You can play it single player but a big design focus is the drop-in, drop-out co-op. It's always online to allow that option, that's the entire argument of the internet connection in direct gameplay terms.
    Reply -14
  • Derblington 21/05/2012

    @George-Roper

    I'm sure all these people are telling the truth but why do they need you to fight for them?

    What if you did buy it and didn't have any issues whatsoever, there's nothing proving you'd be affected? What if in playing it you enjoyed it? Would you still be here whining about the 9/10 score of a broken game that you'd played and completed and enjoyed?

    Fact is, you don't know, so why do it "just because"?
    Reply -7
  • Derblington 21/05/2012

    @George-Roper

    Not at all. You can have an opinion, I just don't care for it.
    Reply -14
  • Derblington 21/05/2012

    @George-Roper

    "Diablo 3 does not deserve a 9/10 and Game Of The Week. It deserves a score to reflect...

    It has been awfully compromised by its launch and by the lack of an offline mode."

    Maybe that's why it didn't get a 10.

    And, quite frankly, all the stuff you've just posted is why your opinion doesn't count. You havent bought it, haven't played it, and i assume you're not even interested in it, yet you're moaning about the score to a review of it because you don't think it deserves it. You have no idea what the game is worth because you can't see past the issue you have with the online connection.

    By all means, care about whether or not some for of always-on DRM will affect your purchasing decisions in the future but please realise that that's a completely different argument to the quality and entertainment factors of which a game is rated.

    And I never claimed to be neutral, I just don't care. I have a fast, reliable Internet connect with no monthly cap. I can access the servers and play the game. I don't have a massive issue with always-on demands as they don't tend to affect my gameplay habits, and if, for whatever reason, they do then I have plenty of other things to waste my time with.

    That's not to say I'm not sympathetic to those with issues, I've stated elsewhere that I hope all issues are rectified as soon as possible. I do accept that a massive title's launch period will be shakey, and that is also acceptable to me providing there is decent communication between the developer and the consumer and the issues don't persist past a certain period. So far, 6 days from launch, I don't feel they're doing too badly on that front though I will concede the opinions of those with connection issues may differ.

    Your opinion, unfortunately, doesn't really count as far as im concerned because you are not suffering in any way, you've just jumped on the bandwagon in order to stick the boot in.
    Reply -13
  • Derblington 21/05/2012

    @StingingVelvet

    It is SO much different to have a hardware problem that prevents a single person from playing the game than it is to have a design flaw which screws over consumers.

    SOME consumers, and I think you'll find the RRoD hit more than one person. Still, that wasn't the point I was making. For people that want to be able to play offline when they choose, its not a flaw but a design decision they have to live with. The information was available before purchase, it was an opt-in agreement that was undertaken by the consumer. A requirement for an always-on Internet connection isn't a design flaw either, the server issues are a flaw.
    Reply -12
  • Derblington 21/05/2012

    @George-Roper

    Convenient that you've removed the next line...

    I stated that the cause for end-user hardware malfunction versus server-side connection denial are different but asking for a rereview for no reason other than "I can't play it" is exactly the same, which is what you're doing.

    Although its not actually what you're doing as you don't even own the game. You're here to complain just because you can.
    Reply -11
  • Derblington 21/05/2012

    @George-Roper

    I have no argument with you, just working out if you have a genuine issue with the game or just fighting for the cause.
    Reply -11
  • Derblington 21/05/2012

    @George-Roper

    No, Oli has stated that he had been affected by connection problems. Fact is, he's not anymore and has played it. The first person to complete the game did so in 12 hours. People have lvl 60s already, and others are on their 3rd or 4th play troughs. The game is available and people are playing. So as that is possible, why shouldnt it be reviewed now?

    MMOs receive re-reviews due to balance issues and player mechanics, and end- game content. Things that require a lot of time under the belt. Diablo isn't so intensive. There will be balance tweaks and other things but nothing that is going to fundamentally affect a single players experience drastically. The game is up and functioning, therefor reviews are justified.

    I really don't understand how this isn't understood?

    If my Xbox red-ringed and I couldn't play Halo I wouldnt ask reviews to be redone once I could play. The cause is obviously different but the result is exactly the same. It sucks for those that can't play but for those that are, or are on the fence for buying it, a review is valid.

    You seem deeply troubled by this whole launch period, are you affected by the connection issues?
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