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  • What's it like to play Rainbow Six: Siege alone?

  • Doomspoon 29/09/2015

    @NipplePinchy I show 'em all. I rock out on my Dreamcast playing PSO and Quake 3. They can't force me to go online damn them! Reply 0
  • Rainbow Six: Siege won't have a campaign mode

  • Doomspoon 28/09/2015

    Playing Hereford on the beta, I'm puzzled as to why there's an American school bus in the grounds? Must have cost a bit to import that when they could have just taken any retired British single decker.

    Unless it is actually Hereford, Texas?
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  • Several prominent voice actors have voted to strike

  • Doomspoon 24/09/2015

    Really wish Nolan North could have been on strike any time he was asked to voice Penguin in the Arkham series. That Dick Van Dyke/Paul Hogan Cockney/Aussie hybrid was like razorwire on the eardrums. I'd love to meet him and punch him on the nose for the discomfort he's caused. Reply +1
  • 10 minutes of Star Wars: Battlefront alpha footage leak

  • Doomspoon 14/09/2015

    I now realise why I wasn't getting many kills in this, I spent too long aiming down sights at people rather than hip firing. Reply +6
  • PS4 keyboard / mouse controller replicates PC FPS-style gaming

  • Doomspoon 27/07/2015

    @Urabask It was readily apparent with Quake 3 Arena on Dreamcast 14 years ago. Reply +24
  • Konami scrubs Kojima's name from Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain cover

  • Doomspoon 14/07/2015

    Hopefully Hideo Kojima has removed himself from gaming. Perhaps he could carve his niche in Escape From New York pervy, homo-erotic fanfics? Reply 0
  • Microsoft E3 2015 conference live report

  • Doomspoon 15/06/2015

    It looked cool though. Reply 0
  • Doomspoon 15/06/2015

    Did they start development on this when Wind Waker came out? Reply 0
  • Bethesda E3 2015 conference live report

  • Doomspoon 15/06/2015

    Matt Firor's face looks like a randomly rolled Elder Scrolls character. Reply 0
  • Doomspoon 15/06/2015

    Chris then ;) Reply 0
  • Doomspoon 15/06/2015

    Bethesda not Reply 0
  • Doomspoon 15/06/2015

    Groovy Reply 0
  • Video: Games that do mental health right

  • Doomspoon 11/06/2015

    @PlugMonkey I very much agree with this.

    I haven't watched the video with this article yet but was Silent Hill 2 included in the list. Personally I feel, abstract as it is, this game does a good job of covering mental health issues. As a PTSD sufferer I really, really related to this at the time of its release.
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  • Silent Hills is dead, actor Norman Reedus confirms

  • Doomspoon 27/04/2015

    @Po1ymorph He sent a monkey in silver budgie smugglers. Reply +2
  • Doomspoon 27/04/2015

    Konami execs probably had to sit through one mind numbing cut scene too many and took appropriate action. Reply +6
  • You now have to spend at least $5 to access some Steam features

  • Doomspoon 21/04/2015

    Oh man! I couldn't hold it in. Despite the bravado of the previous post I feel ashamed. I feel used. I only bought that game so I could organise group chats, vote on greenlight and message from my phone. Now I've got a recent game in my library that I spent less than a tenner on that I could have bought for PS4 and had a blue box for.

    A. Blue. Box.

    And I could have spent over 20 on it if I'd shopped around.

    I feel so ashamed. Poxy Steam friends lists. It's all their fault.
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  • Doomspoon 21/04/2015

    Sorry brothers and sisters for the poor display of solidarity. I let the man win again. I buckled and bought Alien: Isolation in a deal on Steam for around 7.50ish about a month ago. I'm a bad person, I didn't stand up against their shit. As penance, despite having bought a new CPU and GFX card so I can run it well I'm going to buy Shadows of Mordor at an inflated price on disc for PS4, even if it appears sub 10 as a Steam deal. I won't let those bastards win!

    Power to the people! Who do they think they are?
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  • Doomspoon 20/04/2015

    @FortysixterUK Doesn't sound overly unreasonable to me. Meet in the middle? $25? Reply 0
  • Doomspoon 20/04/2015

    I like the sound of this. I'm getting sick of friend request spam.

    I can hardly say I'm bothered about F2P players that aren't buying content being marginalised. Aside from TF2, most F2P stuff is pretty mediocre, even the stuff that's good by F2P standards. I've played some World of Tanks in the past but haven't paid for content, I really wouldn't give a toss if 'premium' functions were locked out as long as I still got to play as per normal. I'd figure that if someone is occasionally logging in to Steam to play some F2P stuff, they aren't too fussed about selling stuff on the market, Steam profile levels and trading cards, Workshop stuff etc. The only area that's possibly a problem would be the friend invite and chat stuff.

    Steam's pretty much a PC gamer's way of life, Steam is synonymous with a PC being platform of choice. I don't mean any form of elitism with that at all, merely an observation that if you intend to play games on your PC then the vast majority of those games will launch through Steam. Is a $5 tax payable buy buying a couple of nice games in the next sales or in a daily deal really so much of a hardship?

    I'd pay a $5 fee to disable some of those features available on my account!
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  • PewDiePie is starring in his own game

  • Doomspoon 14/04/2015


    Hell yeah... Sisterrim!

    Damn right... Dadtrombone!
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  • Doomspoon 13/04/2015

    @acuratebob Bob are you a curate in an old school Dad's Army vicar style? Or some sort of down with the kids born again type? I'm guessing the latter based on your liking this guy's stuff on Youtube. Reply 0
  • Doomspoon 13/04/2015

    @pabulous not sure why anyone would want to play a game about him being fisted by or fisting his brother? Reply +10
  • Video: Ready player two - the best unexpected co-op games

  • Doomspoon 08/04/2015

    When I was 15 I used to play the Leisure Suit Larry games with a friend, taking it in turns to be at the keyboard, I concerned myself mainly with trying to progress whilst my friend's focus was more on showing his genitalia to everyone he met. We had a laugh though. We also played Monkey Island in a similar manner but without the exhibitionism.

    More recently myself and my girlfriend have played the likes of Limbo and Contrast with me being the one responsible for any deaths caused by messing up jumps or timing and my girlfriend taking the credit for solving the problems.

    At junior school when the Fighting Fantasy books were just into their initial popularity our teacher would pick a different pupil after reading each passage to choose what happens next (all combat was assumed we'd won die rolls). I wonder if the Tin Man Games Gamebook Adventures and Fighting Fantasy conversions on Android/ios and Steam would work well with one person narrating and a couple of people taking turns to choose actions? It'd play closer to the paper and pen D&D inspiration than JRPGs do.
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  • Woah Dave! will secretly be free for PS Plus members in April

  • Doomspoon 31/03/2015

    I've got most of the bit.trip games on Steam. Weren't Gaijin previously bringing their games to Wii and 3DS first? Good of them to offer this up free as a second chance for those that missed it previously. Reply +1
  • AirMech Arena is coming to PS4 and Xbox One this spring

  • Doomspoon 12/03/2015

    I played the beta of this on Steam. I'm crap at RTS but quite liked the Transformers/Robotech/Macross vibe going on. I'd definitely give it another go on PS4. Reply +1
  • This is how Bully would look in HD

  • Doomspoon 17/01/2015

    @BellyFullOfHell Ditto, I got this in a 360 sale after seeing so much hype for it. It was mostly ok at best. I felt really uneasy with the snogging girls aspect. It made me feel like I was playing a paedo sim.

    I'm sure there were some good ideas in there but after not having the gameplay grab me and then feeling repulsed by certain mechanics, I never went back.

    It may well be that you don't have to engage in that part if you don't want to, like the prostitutes in the GTA games but I didn't stick around to find out.
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  • How Duke Nukem 3D managed to be ahead of its time while trapped in the past

  • Doomspoon 12/01/2015

    I'm disappointed by the lack of Transformers in this. So much of the Internet claimed it was the Megatron edition. Damn you internet and your lies. Reply +1
  • Troy Baker joins Uncharted 4 as Nathan Drake's brother

  • Doomspoon 08/12/2014

    Nobody can do a horrendous "Cor blimey Mary Poppins, tie me kangaroo down sport!" Penguin like Nolan. I wish they'd have employed anyone but him to voice the Penguin in Arkham City. The cockney Aussie accent was really annoying. Reply -1
  • Microsoft giving Xbox One owners free gifts for first year anniversary

  • Doomspoon 20/11/2014

    The lottery on prizes with any real value, games and the like are US only. Reply +15
  • WOW: there are plenty of level-100 players already

  • Doomspoon 13/11/2014

    That expansion was worth the money then. Reply +8
  • PS4 software update v2.01 to tackle Rest Mode problem

  • Doomspoon 06/11/2014

    @Darren Yeah, I only have the PS+ games and Diablo 3. I checked over my saves, they'd stopped uploading to the cloud on dates from around 4/10/14 to 8/10/14. All upload settings were left on default. That was my first week of owning the PS4, I have it set as my primary PS4. There's no logical reason for my saves to have randomly decided to stop uploading.

    I lost a level 70, 60+ paragon Diablo 3 save with the crafting levels maxed and a few green patterns in stock, a ton of gems and gear in the bank etc. My cloud save had a level 24 file on normal difficulty.

    I'm quite annoyed about that.
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  • Doomspoon 05/11/2014

    I always select the option to turn the PS4 off.
    When I turned it on this morning it locked up and then black screened. After that it wouldn't boot. I forced a download of 2.01 from safe mode and that yielded the same result. After this I did a factory reset and am now going to see if it behaves itself. I'm a bit uncertain about my cloud saves, I've opted to download them but they're all dated from a month back. I'm not sure if this is just the creation date or if somewhere along the lines it wasn't automatically updating. Either way I'm now concerned that I'll have lost all of my progress.
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  • Someone's found a new loot farming cave in Destiny

  • Doomspoon 26/09/2014

    @LordDemigod Years into it's life WoW was plagued by gold farmwe bots foing near enough that. Not directly earning the gold but pulling everything in a small radius with cheap aoe or group pulls so people couldn't get the kills themselves for necessary motes used in crafting. The game relied on these mechanics in normal use and it was just arseholes ruining it for others. I didn't see the caves as a big issue, at least anyone present could get their share of the loot, something that wasn't viable in WoW.

    Damn I hated those goldfarmer bots.
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  • Hoax call sees YouTuber arrested by SWAT while live streaming

  • Doomspoon 29/08/2014

    Well here's some official wording on UK police AFO deployment, p48 onwards.

    I found this by Googling "standard armed response procedure" but I guess I could have just watched a film or TV show or something instead.


    4.20 The deployment of AFOs should only be authorised in the following circumstances:

    Where the officer authorising the deployment has reason to suppose that officers may have to protect themselves or others from a person who
    - is in possession of, or has immediate access to, a firearm or other potentially lethal weapon, or
    - is otherwise so dangerous that the deployment of armed officers is considered to be appropriate; or

    As an optional contingency in a specific operation based on the threat assessment; or
    For the destruction of animals which are dangerous or suffering unnecessarily."

    There are variants based on covert operations and prior intelligence but should this situation have occurred in the UK, British police would have responded in a similar manner. Possibly in a less "hoo ah" way as others have suggested.
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  • Doomspoon 28/08/2014

    @George-Roper I've read the EG article a couple of times and can see no mention of anyone being killed.

    "Shot two co-workers" doesn't necessarily equate to "killed two co-workers". Perhaps you could point me to an article where it's stated the caller had claimed the suspect had killed two co-workers?

    I don't presume to be any expert on the matter. I've watched a few documentaries on special forces/armed response building clearance and read the odd bit in magazine articles, reference books and even fiction. The general view I've taken from this is the standard procedure is to respond to the situation presented, hoax or not in an efficient manner so as to gain control and clarify what has indeed occurred.

    Your supposition that all of the above points on your checklist would have been cleared prior to incapacitating the suspect, thankfully without shots being fired in this instance seems whimsical to say the least.

    That's what makes this whole thing more scary, particularly as the media is leading us to believe that US law enforcement teams are more likely to fire first and ask questions later.

    In response to your points made, has it been made clear in the article whether there were any adjacent rooms that hostages and victims could have been kept in should the scenario been real? Was it inferred that the suspect had supposedly fired the shots within that room.

    Correct me if I'm wrong, doesn't the victim himself say in the early part of the video he believes the SWAT team are clearing rooms? That in itself would suggest that the SWAT team weren't actually informed of the specific room the target was in.

    If any of it were real, again thankfully it's not, do you really think they'd play Colombo before neutralising (note, this doesn't mean shooting anyone, it can just as readily mean cuffing and frisking as per the video) any suspected threat on the off chance it's a hoax?

    I think it's a scary prospect. What if the guy couldn't hear them enter the room with his headphones on? What if he caught a shadow/reflection of one of them and turned around sharply with mouse in hand? If we're to believe the British press there's been cases of suspects shot when holding a mobile phone.

    The people that phoned in are idiots.
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  • QuakeCon 2014 sale begins with Dishonored for 6.79

  • Doomspoon 18/07/2014

    @bad09 I had over 17.50 of GMG credit through Playfire so bagged Wolfenstein for free. Which was nice. Reply +2
  • The real story behind The Sun's "Gaming as addictive as heroin" headline

  • Doomspoon 08/07/2014

    For those 10 questions about gaming, if you substitute 'gaming' for 'watching football' that would define most of the male Sun readers I ever worked with. Seemingly there's no harm in that though. Reply +15
  • The JAMMA bliss of Salamander

  • Doomspoon 08/06/2014

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  • If Grand Theft Auto 5 were a Commodore 64 game

  • Doomspoon 27/05/2014

    I thought all C64 sprites were based on arrangements of pixels one high by two wide. Wasn't that the case? Reply 0
  • Valiant Hearts: The Great War dated for June

  • Doomspoon 07/05/2014

    It doesn't bode well that they can't even get the Union flag right in the video. You'd think with the Commonwealth nations playing a major role in WW I that they'd try and get that bit right at least. Reply 0
  • Star Wars Battlefront 2 multiplayer falls foul of GameSpy server shutdown

  • Doomspoon 07/05/2014

    As in the GamesRanger article, "As Yet it Moves" should read "And Yet It Moves". Reply 0
  • Doomspoon 06/05/2014

    @Stricker Why's it Valve/Steam's role to do so? Is it Sony or Microsoft's job to do so when EA kill the online component of their games as per various sports titles over the years?

    People were spending less than 3 on a nine year old game that will have its online component killed at the end of the month. Surely if people were that eager to play it online they'd have purchased it at an earlier date? They've still got the rest of the month to play it in. Beyond that as already mentioned in these replies there's going to be unofficial online support via GameRanger.

    I can understand people being angry about the other issue regarding the lack of keys, that's completely justified.
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  • Doomspoon 06/05/2014

    @bad09 Regarding the GameSpy side of things yes. It's right there in the system requirements.

    Maybe it's just me but if I ever look at old games on offer on Steam I make a point of checking requirements.

    Seeing "Multiplayer: GameSpy account required" in there and knowing that GameSpy servers shutting down has been in the gaming news for a while recently then yes, I'd regard that as ignorance on the part of the buyer if they're now unpleasantly surprised to learn that GameSpy support won't be available.

    The game has an offline single player component that as far as I'm aware is unaffected by this. Yes online has been a big part of this game but it's not as if they've sold an online only game as per an MMORPG. Regardless of how unappealing single player against bots might seem to those preferring to play against human opponents that mode is still part of the game.
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  • Doomspoon 06/05/2014

    Why so many comments regarding the Steam Star Wars sale inferring it was a con?

    There's been news articles all over stating that GameSpy functionality in games will no longer be supported.

    What with 4th May "May the Fourth Be With You" being Star Wars day and there being related sales on Xbox Live and other media, selling Star Wars branded titles at a discount is par for the course. If people are too ignorant to have read up on the GameSpy issue that's their own problem considering single player/offline components in said games will still work.
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  • GameRanger battles to keep multiplayer alive after GameSpy server shutdown

  • Doomspoon 07/05/2014

    "from indie titles such as As Yet it Moves" should read "And Yet It Moves"

    Fair play on the effort Scott's putting in.
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  • War of the Vikings review

  • Doomspoon 18/04/2014

    I was quite critical of Wars of the Roses due to aspects of historical accuracy. I understand that reality and entertainment have to meet a comfortable spot midway for a game to be fun. Despite criticisms I had fun with it playing with a fellow EGer.

    I feel that in terms of the combat style, weapons, armour and shields, vikings lend themselves better to the game than the WotR period.

    I could be tempted by this for the odd scrap. I couldn't fault Wars of the Roses for it's fun factor, I had some genuine laugh out loud moments playing it.
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  • Roflpillar is a two-player caterpillar sim

  • Doomspoon 29/03/2014

    "by holding a cable to their naval and wiggling around"

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  • Play BBC's 30th anniversary Hitchhiker's Guide adventure game

  • Doomspoon 10/03/2014

    @MrFlump I still can't get used to The World At One being 45 minutes long and the absence of a good 30 minute show in the slot between that and the news. Reply +2
  • Doomspoon 10/03/2014

    @bushwod I'd just like to point out that sometimes jokes don't work as well when you have to explain them and leave it at that. Reply +13
  • Doomspoon 10/03/2014

    I still have The Lost Treasures of Infocom with this in. I would never have been able to finish this without the included hint book. There's some rather obscure and obtuse puzzles in it. The humour in it is great though. Reply +4