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  • 2013 Steam Holiday Sale offers wicked bargains

  • Doomspoon 20/12/2013

    "That's cheaper than a pint in a Brighton pub."

    You're going to the wrong pubs. Go to the Evening Star if you like proper beer.
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  • Care for a next-gen medieval RPG with no fantasy?

  • Doomspoon 20/12/2013

    @frunk Also the life being short thing is a misconception. Over the centuries average life expectancy figures have been offset by the proportion of infant mortality and death during childbirth. Both of which have been reduced in the latter half of the last century in first world nations.

    Typically if people made it into adulthood they'd live a reasonably long and healthy life.

    During peacetime life wasn't especially brutal except for criminals. Again, you may want to check your facts.
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  • Doomspoon 20/12/2013

    @frunk Not necessarily. http://historum.com/european-history/48362-battle-towton-1461-british-soldiers-face-reconstruction.html May want to check your facts a bit there.

    Although penicillin wasn't recognised, using the likes of mouldy bread and honey to treat wounds was known to fight infection. A pity they weren't on to antibiotics for the plague.

    It's actually around the 17th century that a lot of understanding of medicine was abandoned thanks to religious loons buggering everything up.
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  • Doomspoon 19/12/2013

    Despite being somewhat clunky and having dodgy voice acting a few of the East European fantasy RPGs I've tried actually get a pretty good mediaeval style and setting. The first two Witcher games and Two Worlds 2 in places show that the armour is based on real gear. Dropping the fantasy element entirely actually appeals to me. Reply +6
  • In praise of early adopters

  • Doomspoon 07/12/2013

    "Donuts". Ugh. Reply +3
  • Editor's blog: Important note for Eurogamer account holders

  • Doomspoon 28/11/2013

    I got the email too. I was checking my junk folder and noticed I had an email from Apple in there regarding my billing address, That came in some 2-3 hours before the EG one. A couple of years ago I borrowed my girlfriend's old ipod touch and registered an account for free stuff and high scores but as far as I recall I never made any purchases so unsure if there were any card details stored on there.

    Do Apple lock accounts if they've been dormant for a long time does anyone know?
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  • Adventure Time: Explore the Dungeon Because I DON'T KNOW! review

  • Doomspoon 15/11/2013

    I watched an episode of Adventure Time once.

    It was shit.

    I don't get what the fuss is about?
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  • How to Play Video Games: A Women's Guide

  • Doomspoon 11/10/2013

    @Avaloner Er, what?

    I won't dispute the male dominance point. That's self evident.

    For as long as I can remember gaming there's been females heavily involved in the industry. A minority maybe but "only in recent years"? No.

    I forget the lady's name but I'm certain Zzap did an article in the late 80s or early 90s about a senior staff member at U.S. Gold. Danielle something maybe? Memory may be failing me but it was around the Turbo Outrun era and I somehow have a memory tying it with that company.

    There was also Kati Hamza, a Zzap staffer who used to play split screen Lotus Esprit Turbo Challenge against herself using a joystick in each hand.

    Amiga Power had Linda Barker as a reviewer. Many others also in magazines I didn't read or working in game studios. Certainly it isn't a recent thing that "females started catching up"
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  • Games should honour the "rules of conflict" says Red Cross

  • Doomspoon 03/10/2013

    Damned tablet!

    Following on from last post. A couple of 8 year olds, possibly younger, boy and girl discussing playing a game together in the local park, not even a video game, he says "I totally raped you at that". That's fucked up beyond hope.
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  • Doomspoon 03/10/2013

    I can separate games from reality and with this in mind I would still like to see these issues handled in a more mature manner. Not necessarily because I feel it will affect those who play but for the sake of my own enjoyment or for the challenge offered. Some games take a better approach to harming innocents but others not so much. A 'legitimate' tactic to force a win on SOCOM on the PS2 was to rescue a couple of hostages and then kill the others, likewise in Counterstrike. This should be automatic failure for CT teams, however in oft cases the maps favour the terrorists. Perhaps map advantages should be offset by weighting of player counts per team?

    My biggest issue with online gaming is not so much what happens in game but the behaviour of those playing. I don't think playing CoD will turn little Johnny into a gun wielding psycho but I do think that he's more likely to turn into an obnoxious little turd that feels he can be as abusive as he likes without any repercussions. That goes back to bad parenting though.

    I truthfully was sickened and disturbed to hear a couple of at most 8 year olds
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  • Cartoony, self-referential Zelda-esque adventure Ittle Dew is out now on PC

  • Doomspoon 06/07/2013

    Liking the look of this. Reply 0
  • Gaijin Games releases free browser-based endless runner Commander Video

  • Doomspoon 04/07/2013

    Qu'est que c'est Reply 0
  • Xbox One reputation system will punish griefers, reward good gamers

  • Doomspoon 03/07/2013

    @Simonoly Heh but you could see how long you can keep a single game alive for, 10 seconds of play then a black screen with the "A player has left, waiting for new player to connect". Set up some record attempt maybe?

    Regarding the people that are genuinely deserving of bad feedback, one of my friends suggested they could be given a penis icon next to their gamertag, so if you do end up adding them to your friendslist without knowing their background it'd serve as a warning. Likewise they could be given some recon armour like skin in all games with a giant golden cock sticking out of their in game avatar's head so you know up front who the team killer/glitcher/gobshite is in game and steer clear. Because let's face it, how often have you joined someone on your friendslist's party and at least one player present fits that bill?
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  • Doomspoon 03/07/2013

    @Uchikoma Well, I'm not sure when I last got negative feedback but it happened some months ago on BF3. I only know this because I looked at my 360voice page. I don't check that habitually, it was a bit of fun when I first got my 360 but it is handy that it does tell me when bad feedback happens. Over the last couple of months I've not played in multiplayer games too frequently so not sure how many new players I'd have encountered since the last negative feedback. I do know that several years ago I posted in the 360 forum here about negative rep and it was somewhere around the 25% mark there, then in a later post I stated it was around 32%.

    To my mind I've surely had more new players in games than the figures suggest. Without having a log of every single interaction at hand I can't prove either way. Either I'm getting a steady stream of negative votes per session to maintain a status quo upon encountering new players or the system doesn't update too quickly. I mean that 1% shift from my remembered 32% doesn't seem right. When I was getting bad feedback it must have been from everyone in a game as when I was checking it I could see a percentage change quite rapidly, ie a shift from 28% to 30% over two games. Again factor in that according to web records I've played BF3 on 307 different days, MW 2 on 244, Black Ops on 162, Halo 3 on 160 etc.

    My days of caring about receiving bad rep on Live in its present form are long behind me, I know it's mostly just sore losers doling it out for the majority. It does slightly concern me that the present system is open to abuse and would need to work better if they plan to implement what the article says.
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  • Doomspoon 03/07/2013

    @phil_75 Hush now, the grown ups are talking. Reply -3
  • Doomspoon 03/07/2013

    @phil_75 You profile pic says "BE ORIGINAL"

    Thought of trying that one yourself?
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  • Doomspoon 03/07/2013

    I remember one obnoxious tool giving me hassle in Black Ops, complaining he kept dying and I was hiding. Can't remember the exact wording but he had issue with keep running towards/through/around/past the same bush and I kept killing him from it, never once did it occur to him to shoot at that bush first or even lob a grenade that way.

    I got fed up with his messages and reported him, added him to my avoided players. I've run into him a fair few times on other CoD and Battlefield games since then so it could be that this new system might be just as ineffective as the previous one in the long run anyway.
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  • Doomspoon 03/07/2013

    Also, oddly, allegedly 31% of players have avoided me. I've had a gold account for 10 years, didn't get a 360 until Halo 3. I used to play whatever iteration of CoD was current game of choice for an hour or two almost every night, then BF3 or whichever version of Halo. That really isn't 31% of the people I've played with. I'm guessing just 31% that actually left feedback, I'm assuming that the positive comes from friends upping me on their friendslist. Even then I don't think that even accounts for half of them.

    Yeah, they need to think a bit more on this one.
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  • Doomspoon 03/07/2013

    Will be interesting to see how this gets abused. I'm signed off long term with PTSD and anxiety disorders, as such I'm not great with social interaction, I'm not obnoxious to others.

    I used to play a lot of MW2 and Black Ops, often getting a hell of a lot more kills than deaths yet I stayed in party chat or if not didn't have the headset plugged in. Then I played a lot of BF3 and it was a similar story.

    I have 31% avoided me, of those:

    6% Language (Really? In party chat or not having my mic plugged in?)
    12% Aggressive (You know, for shooting the other guys more than they shoot me)
    62% Unsporting (You know, for shooting the other guys more than they shoot me)
    12% Quit Early (From Halo 3 when Pipex kept disconnecting me, understandable if not entirely my fault)

    Not many people bother to leave positive feedback outside of friendslists unless someone is exceptionally deserving it seems, I know I don't bother but certainly I give bad feedback to people that glitch/exploit or are obnoxious.

    How are Microsoft going to filter out the bad feedback down to sore losers? How is positive feedback going to be accrued without much input from other players?
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  • Kiefer Sutherland is the new voice of Snake in Metal Gear Solid 5

  • Doomspoon 06/06/2013

    Metal Gear Solid is a bit crap really isn't it? Do people genuinely care about this stuff? Don't get me wrong, in its day the original MGS was a breath of fresh air. The actual writing, voice acting and character definition was self absorbed cheesy nonsense but the gameplay was interesting.

    I felt ashamed to play MGS 1 & 2 within sight and earshot of anyone else, playing the game made me feel somewhat unclean. So many years have passed since playing them but my skin still crawls when I think of the dire narrative and twee character names.
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  • Battlefield: Bad Company series not in "active development"

  • Doomspoon 03/06/2013

    @TheEarlOfZinger

    "@arcam

    I'm not getting defensive. You're choosing to read it that way because I disagree.

    If you call something 'battlefield-lite' then that would indicate that it's inferior to the other, so you can probably forgive me for assuming that's what you meant."

    You're choosing to read that a "lite" suffix is an indication of something being inferior. Maybe that's the issue here? To me "lite" means a streamlined version, not necessarily better or worse. Super Mario Land on the Gameboy was Super Mario Bros Lite in my mind, what with having to allow for the hardware limitations and all. I preferred Super Mario Land to SMB as it happens.

    Personally speaking I was no fan of Battlefield Vietnam or BF 2 on PC and I got Bad Company 2 on PC and 360 because of the hype. I wasn't taken with the multiplayer which I played more on the 360, too much cheating and too many lone wolf dead weight players. I found BF3 far more accessible and played more of it, personal preferences and all. The single player was poor on both games.

    The Bad Company brand was obviously a "consolified" version of Battlefield which is no bad thing. There were some great maps in BC2 and Rush was a good idea. My preference lies with Battlefield 3 though.
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  • Doomspoon 03/06/2013

    @Brownie-uk7 "Give me big guns, jar-head buddies who's name I instantly forget and dialog written by me @age 10 and three quarters."

    As for memorable names, er, "Body, Doyle, Tiger, The Jewellery Man. The whole lot of them." No wait, that's the A Team isn't it?

    You did read that they're not actively developing Bad Company anymore right?

    Story telling in Battlefield single player campaigns is terrible, Bad Company or not.
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  • Hello Games working on a next-gen game that isn't Joe Danger 3

  • Doomspoon 24/05/2013

    Nice to see them coming to Steam, they're good fun. I'll probably end up buying them again. Reply +8
  • Pinball FX2 is coming to Steam next week

  • Doomspoon 04/05/2013

    I love this so much on 360 but find it causes me hand cramps and tendon problems after not too prolonged play. If this has the same keyboard controls as Pinball Dreams/Fantasies on Amiga I'm sold on it. Using the shift or control keys rather than pad triggers would definitely be more comfortable. Reply 0
  • Portal meets Cthulhu in sci-fi puzzler Magrunner: Dark Pulse

  • Doomspoon 04/05/2013

    @ghostgate2001 Excellent! Reply 0
  • Doomspoon 03/05/2013

    The cake is not dead which can eternal lie. Reply +6
  • World of Tanks dev Wargaming sponsors new RAF education centre

  • Doomspoon 03/05/2013

    @Eldritch yeah, much better to glorify murder and other crimes in the likes of GTA 5 right? You being "so sold on it" and all.

    Donations to museums can only be a good thing.
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  • Aliens: Colonial Marines class action lawsuit targets Sega and Gearbox

  • Doomspoon 02/05/2013

    @schnide My initial thoughts were the same. Litigation culture is a sad state of affairs. I then thought that they could have been more honest in their representation of the game as per the Bioshock Infinite comparisons. In truth does anyone expect the finished product to be *exactly* as early video footage suggests? Halo evolved a lot since inception, would people react in the same manner now? (I had the misfortune of encountering an Apple zealot with an axe to grind over "Microsoft fucking over Mac users" with Halo, his blanket refusal to mention the franchise by name and his denial of the existence of Halo Wars and his somewhat confusing failure to comprehend that the concept of it on Mac was an RTS. This was a man in his 50s ffs!).

    I'd be pleased if more pre-release footage was more accurate in representing the final product due to this even if it means there's less footage around in the long run. I'd also like to see an end to review embargo silliness, if you're prepared to bank on such a volume of pre-orders then deliver a game that warrants the blind investment or fuck off with the idea and stick to your embargoes.

    I didn't pre-order this and I'm grateful, I've been let down by recent pre-orders but not to the degree I would if I'd done so with this. I'd already decided, excluding Kickstarter (that's a different case, a real kick in the nuts to back something and then have it launch for less than early doors deals with day one discounts on Steam. I'm now reluctant to commit highly to Kickstarter even though there's stuff I really want to see released) I won't ever pre-order a game again.
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  • Batman voice actor won't return for Arkham Origins

  • Doomspoon 29/04/2013

    Shame on Conroy and Hamill not being in it.

    I'd be pleased if they could confirm that arsehole Nolan North with his bloody awful voice for the Penguin won't be back.
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  • Games Workshop's fantasy board game Talisman Prologue launches for iOS, Android this week

  • Doomspoon 22/04/2013

    I've played it a couple of times on PC. Looking forward to the full version as although I have the full boardgame I rarely have the opportunity to play it with friends.

    I'd also like to see a version of Runebound on PC and Android.
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  • Lego City Undercover review

  • Doomspoon 14/03/2013

    @JE Only one I can think of and they licensed it out to other publishers at the time. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Donkey_Kong_(video_game) I think there was a massive love in at the time what with the Game & Watch version and all. The NES hadn't really taken off at that point either.

    Pretty sure I had a version of Mario Bros, not Super Mario Bros on the Amiga but this was most likely a coverdisk unlicensed clone issued with Amiga FOrmat or Amiga Power around '92.
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  • Several indie devs rally together against publisher Lace Mamba

  • Doomspoon 13/02/2013

    @Silvergun-Blue Keep an eye on pay what you like indie deals such as Humble Bundle or IndieGameStand, you could pay what you feel is a fair price for any of their games on PC that are featured in such offers. In this case you often get to decide how you want the money split between devs, organisers and sometimes charities. Even if you don't intend to play PC versions it'd still be a way to throw a few quid their way in thanks for Machinarium.

    edit: Typos
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  • Strike Suit Zero review

  • Doomspoon 29/01/2013

    @rickastillion That's the point though. I'm arsing around with it and pointing out that even then the mission in question really wasn't that difficult. Reply +1
  • Doomspoon 26/01/2013

    @FogHeart I made a video of me playing the third level tonight at around midnight. I'm making mistakes like not using countermeasures to missiles, not using missiles enough and crashing into things. I even ignore the objective at one point and chase a lone fighter resulting soon after in a a mission failure. I take a lot of damage at points but even with this messing about it was three attempts to complete the mission. If the video is a bit lengthy for you to watch all of the way through skip to about 15 mins in and see the on screen instructions.



    This might not be an 8, 9 or 10 by all means but a 3 really does seem harsh.
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  • Doomspoon 25/01/2013

    @FogHeart I understand where you're coming from and those are valid points you've made however...

    I attempted the third mission lastnight. It was about 11pm, I was knackered, I'd been out at kung fu all evening and then had to wait ages for delayed trains. As it was I wasn't at my sharpest. I scraped through the first half of the mission although it was a close call, I had the tiniest amount of health left that would have meant one hit when my shields were stripped would have killed me. I did manage to complete a bonus objective that would award me an upgrade on completion.

    On the second half I failed once. There were big messages on screen advising me how to use the strike suit mode, you even have to press the correct button to continue past the big message in the middle of your screen. So after these instructions and pre-warned that this could be a tough mission I was ready for repeated failures. When it came to the torpedoes, I used the Strike Suit's cluster missiles and hit loads at once, the method is no different to Lylat Wars,Panzer Dragoon Orta, Rez or even the flying section in Darksiders, hold the button down and tag multiple targets then release. I didn't even aim properly, I held down RB and sort of circled the stick quickly before releasing. It does seem that something went a bit wrong for Rich Stanton between the on screen instructions and his actual playing of the game.
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  • Doomspoon 24/01/2013

    @FogHeart So again I ask how come Dark Souls is perceived as one of the best games ever yet there'll similarly be people that will quit early into it because it is so taxing? Dying repeatedly, often unfairly is part of the "fun" in Dark Souls. I just find this such an extreme contrast to the stance taken regarding this game.

    I appreciate there's a wealth of depth under the surface of Dark Souls that won't be present in a space shooter but that stands to reason it being the nature of each genre. As it stands I think Dark Souls is incredibly overrated, some of the design decisions whilst adding to the challenge are outdated now. I wanted to love the game, there's a lot to like but I don't feel it deserves *such* praise as it gets. Horses for courses really.

    I'm not trying to compare the two games directly, that'd be stupid. I'm just trying to fathom why on the one hand such high levels of challenge are a thing that should be embraced by all, something to sort the men from the boys yet in a less admired genre it is deemed as a negative.

    I admit that the spacing of checkpoints in Strike Suit Zero causes frustration and I'd definitely prefer the game to be a tad more forgiving. I'm not trying to defend SSZ and Born Ready for the sake of it, I just feel that a 3/10 is a tad unfair.
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  • Doomspoon 23/01/2013

    I've only played the first two missions and they've been quite frustrating. not to the point where I don't want to play again. I mostly enjoyed the experience in a pleasure/pain, challenge/reward balance kind of way. I'd prefer if maybe there weren't as many torpedoes being fired in the second mission, or if the ship you're defending was a bit more durable but I'm sure I'll get used to it. I'm yet to try the mech mode though so I appreciate I haven't played as much content as the reviewer.

    I quit Dark Souls because I kept dying stupid amounts and got fed up with crap checkpointing meaning I had to play through the same 5-10 minutes before inevitably dying in two hits on the same sub-boss. "Learn combat timing" blah-blah-blah, I was scuppered because of the two machines I played on, one was hooked up to a TV that has a slight lag in response and on my own machine my joypads have slight analogue creep meaning I can't run at full speed. These issues aside, the game is ridiculously difficult yet seemingly every games magazine and review site treats it as one of the best games ever, referring to how it hails back to the good old days before games held our hands too much and everything became too easy.

    How come this is a positive for an RPG and a negative for a space shooter?
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  • Behold the amazing unlicensed Chinese World of Warcraft amusement park

  • Doomspoon 16/01/2013

    @dygbio I've not played WoW in a couple of years, but some of the architecture is instantly recognisable as being based on the buildings in WoW. Reply 0
  • Riot permanently bans League of Legends pro for "persistent toxic behaviour"

  • Doomspoon 06/12/2012

    Typo in article. You appear to have repeatedly misspelled "IWillNeverMate" as "IWillDominate".

    Easy mistake to make I guess.

    Regarding the article, surely "pro player" and "good sportsmanship" are mutually exclusive terms?

    Granted, I don't follow any sort of esports crap but seemingly anyone that is deemed any good is at best socially inept and at average a total cunt? I don't normally condone resorting to physical violence as a solution but everytime I encounter a "pro" wannabe prick in any online game I desperately want to meet them to give them a good kicking. From their twee, arrogant usernames to their general obnoxious comments they're in desperate need of a healthy beating.

    Is it chicken and egg though? Social exclusion was forced on to gamers because it was an outlet for "weirdos" that didn't fit in elsewhere, it wasn't a badge of honour but a stigma. The cocksure meathead attitude was solely reserved for the "cool" kids and the typical American stereotype "jock". As a social reject as a kid I still grasped that acting like a prick would earn me a slap. Seems these arseholes could do with some of the same. Just once I want to meet the sort of cretin that gets abusive via whichever online game of choice and punch the little fuck out, then make him a poster child for how acting like a cock online should have repercussions. A nice poster of IWillNeverMate drinking and pissing through a straw with the caption "I thought they could never touch me" would do.
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  • THQ president gives $1000 to the Humble THQ Bundle. Total payments near $2m

  • Doomspoon 01/12/2012

    @One_Vurfed_Gwrx

    I went for it in the end after watching some videos of it and reading a little bit more about it. I was pleasantly surprised by it but only played the first mission so far as I have a massive backlog of games.

    Red Faction seems so-so at present but fair enough. I bought it for Metro 2033 really. Sadly I had to arse around a hell of a lot to get Metro working, manually installing components from within Steam folders, copying dlls to system32 after an endless cycle of verifying integrity and downloading missing content etc, all stuff I shouldn't have had to do to get it working.

    I'm hoping CoH 2 still makes it early next year.
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  • Doomspoon 30/11/2012

    Got to admit, I've not been as generous with this one as others. Seeing as I only wanted Metro 2033, own all the CoH titles on offer, Darksiders on 360 and PC and have absolutely no interest in any way whatsoever at all in any Saints Row game I didn't pay enough to unlock Saints Row: The Third.

    Unless someone can convince me otherwise that I do actually want it? Given I generally don't like GTA style games (they start out fun, but things like crap aircraft controls, annoying AI traffic and a crap checkpoint system knacker things) am not big on gang culture shite in games and have a shedload of other stuff in my Steam library and on 360 I've barely touched. I picked up Sleeping Dogs for cheap on ebay and that's the only GTA like that's been of any interest to me since San Andreas.
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  • Stealth Bastard Deluxe Steam release date announced

  • Doomspoon 21/11/2012

    As mentioned in the article, the free version can be downloaded from here. I rather like it so I'm looking forward to the full Steam release. Reply +5
  • The cult of TotalBiscuit

  • Doomspoon 14/11/2012

    @TroubleMaker411 Well, as a counter to this, I was despite reviews contemplating getting MoH if I saw it cheap as I liked the last one despite its failings.

    Watching his video saved me the money and the effort.

    It could be argued he's putting his money where his mouth is and showing what in his opinion is wrong with a game rather than just writing it off without playing it. I guess knowing he has a lot of subscribers and perhaps a large amount of them may base purchasing decisions on his opinions he felt in some way obliged to do a piece on it.

    I mean you could just as easily argue that if you don't like his videos where he complains about x genre or y game then fine, stop watching them. No?
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  • Doomspoon 14/11/2012

    @a8a I'd disagree to some extent, he's liked a fair bit in otherwise mediocre or shoddy games. Two that spring to mind are Warhammer 40K Space Marine and Post Apocalyptic Mayhem.

    The former wasn't a bad game but it wasn't brilliant either. TB didn't review it as such as just express exactly what he loved about it, being a big Warhammer 40k nerd as he seemingly is he seemed to be in his element.

    Post Apocalyptic Mayhem on the other hand is a completely pointless exercise but he was still ready to praise elements of it that he thought were good. I don't agree with what he was saying but this flies in the face of your opinion that he may "hate on more or less everything and whine about everything made after 1998".

    I think it is fair game for him to lay into the big titles more as they're in a position to be doing more with their games, see his MOH video in the above article.

    I think his criticisms of Halo are unfair but, y'know, each to their own.
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  • Doomspoon 14/11/2012

    @miiiguel To me his "WTF is" videos are much like watching a friend load up a game for the first time and give it a go. He occasionally rants a bit or goes off on a tangent but usually he's well spoken and makes valid points.

    I'm not big on the YouTube "celebrity" culture and rarely watch anything all of the way through, his videos are the exception to the rule for me. I urge you to at least watch a bit of one of his "WTF is" videos and even that "Modern Military Shooters in a Nutshell" video linked in the above article, again his opinions and points in this are valid.

    Don't get me wrong, I'm not trying to champion him because I'm part of some cult loyalty, I personally feel his videos are entertaining and informative, no more, no less.
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  • Doomspoon 14/11/2012

    As others have commented, his WTF is... videos are often a first port of call for me when considering an indie game purchase. I like his videos, and have no problems with how he is in them. I like that he's often crap at the games he plays and responds to people's criticism or advice in the live streams. For recent Xbox Live Rewards "watch 10 hours of TV or video" via the dashboard I've usually left his channel streaming as I play on the PC so I can listen to it.

    Certainly compared to the "I'm so fucking cool!" FPS/RTS/e-sports type stuff that's often linked in the forums this is far more pleasant viewing. He comes across as the sort of bloke I'd happily play online with rather than the alternatives I mentioned which feature exactly the kind of people I want to avoid online.
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  • Frontier releases first images of Elite: Dangerous

  • Doomspoon 09/11/2012

    @TheDifficult3rdAlbum http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rX7wtNOkuHo Reply 0
  • Returning to the stars: Strike Suit Zero and the new space phenomenon

  • Doomspoon 08/11/2012

    @captain_knowledge Maybe Eurogamer should do a weekly Kickstarter project round up article.

    Don't get me wrong, I love that there's the variety there is thanks to indie devs on the PC. I'm mostly playing indies on PC via Steam and Desura as opposed to the big box titles on my 360.

    It does give me that fuzzy nostalgic feeling of the glory days of the C64 1.99 games and the Amiga public domain games.
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  • Doomspoon 08/11/2012

    @captain_knowledge Actually, I didn't answer with anything as a "great" game.

    You originally said "there's plenty of other great Kickstarter projects getting NO coverage at all"

    I merely pointed out that in my opinion I don't feel those two you mentioned are great.

    I didn't specify what I define as great, but for the record I am excited about SSZ and the other two mentioned as the market hasn't been flooded with the genre recently and it'd be nice to play something on PC which isn't a console port or a very low production value indie game.

    As it happens I buy a lot of the Indie Royale, Humble Indie Bundle and Indie Gala deals and I'm seeing a lot of samey stuff. I wasn't wowed by the two projects you mentioned as I was by SSZ.

    It's all subjective though isn't it? Horses for courses, each to their own and all.
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  • Doomspoon 08/11/2012

    @captain_knowledge They look like a couple of also-rans rather than "great" Kickstarter projects. Don't get me wrong, I think it's good that there's a revival of the bedroom coder type of indie dev and there's been some fantastic output from one and two man teams across PC and console.

    Strike Suit Zero deserves the spotlight, they've been at the forefront of a high production value space shooter renaissance, soon followed by Star Citizen and the new Elite.

    There's any number of indie platform puzzlers and RPGs on Steam and Desura, some are good, some not so. If the guys making them have the audience for it and get the funding then all power to them.
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