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  • How the latest vinyl resurgence is coming from classic games

  • DrRobotnik 15/09/2015

    They missed a trick going with SoR and not SoR2. The sequel had a far, far better soundtrack. One of the best of all time IMHO. Reply +1
  • DrRobotnik 15/09/2015

    @Sildur You've made my day. Best game soundtrack of all time. Reply 0
  • "We're not evil villains building an empire"

  • DrRobotnik 14/04/2014

    "many hardcore gamers enjoy the fact that their mothers or their girlfriend or people around them are starting to play this game"

    Because women just play mobile games, and only men can be core gamers. ' sigh '

    Welcome to the twenty first century.
    Reply +10
  • Chris Roberts shows off Star Citizen dogfighting

  • DrRobotnik 12/04/2014

    The issue with Roberts is not that he has been funded to the tune of $40m+, but the way in which it is being done.

    'Here, give us another $2m and we will design another awesome ship... That you then have to buy from us for $200.'

    It will never live up to people's lofty expectations, but I at least hope it feels like a game worth the money most people have spent on it.
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  • Microsoft testing cheaper digital pricing for Xbox One games

  • DrRobotnik 17/02/2014

    @George-Roper chill out Quincy. They're lowering the digital price to less than retail and pre owned. I dint see, shit game or not, that can be scoffed at.

    Also, while we're at it, Ryse is actually a ton of fun. Reviews were way of imo
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  • Games of 2013: Candy Crush Saga

  • DrRobotnik 26/12/2013

    Serious mobile auto correct falls. MOMs = MMOs Reply 0
  • DrRobotnik 26/12/2013

    @redcrayon aside from bit actually saying the things you put in inferred commas, I don't see why people are more empathetic towards people who pay this ahead of any other game that has recurring payments.MOMs, for example.

    And you completely missed my point. You don't have to spend ant money in this game, because two seconds on a search engine or youtube will show to how to get lives and levels for free, legitimately. Does nobody realise that?
    Reply -5
  • DrRobotnik 25/12/2013

    @DrRobotnik typical eurogamer comment feedback. Plenty of negs, not one rebuttal. Reply -2
  • DrRobotnik 25/12/2013

    Obviously I meant play, not party. No edit button on mobile. Reply 0
  • DrRobotnik 25/12/2013

    Is there really nobody who has realised how easy it is to dupe lives in this game?

    When you run out, simply change the date on your phone to tomorrow, and viola - all tor lives back, then with the app still open simply change the date back to ' automatically detect time and date' and they will still be there.

    Add to this the fact that logging into Facebook gives you a ton of free power ups, and even the mobile version has a wheel that offers a free paid for power up every day.

    Oh, and once you pay long enough you realise that the game becomes easier if you haven't played it for a day or two, presumably because it's trying not to lose you through frustration if you actually come back to it after getting stuck.

    I'm on level 243 (and 47 in the new night time levels) and have been playing this for over a year. I'm a 30 year old make core gamer who predominantly plays action, rpgs shooters and strategy games. Pc and console.

    I've got dozens of hours of excellent entertainment from this game and never - NEVER spent a single penny. There is literally no need to. The fact anyone does is mind blowing.

    Oh, I almost forgot. When you get to the end of a section and it asks you to pay to unlock the next set of episodes, turn your Wi-Fi of and reboot the game. Now you can incl it by paying three levels called ' quests'.

    Seriously, this game makes it so easy to party and never pay. Try it.
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  • Now there's another space MMO: Entropy

  • DrRobotnik 10/12/2013

    @onlynapkin EG have got that wrong. The Steam page says none of the packages will be reset. Reply 0
  • Star Citizen raises an incredible $30m

  • DrRobotnik 26/11/2013

    @snyderkurva Wow. You really thought about that comment huh. Reply +1
  • DrRobotnik 25/11/2013

    @Matchstick Wow. This could be the greatest thing ever released, or the biggest con.

    I'm really not sure yet.
    Reply +5
  • DrRobotnik 25/11/2013

    @Matchstick So I spend $250 on a ship. It gets destroyed... I lose my $250? Reply +1
  • DrRobotnik 25/11/2013

    @Matchstick So they're overcharging people pre-launch because it's actually pretty easy to earn these things in-game? Reply -2
  • DrRobotnik 25/11/2013

    @ATARI Appreciated :)

    I'll still probably play it.
    Reply 0
  • DrRobotnik 25/11/2013

    @Matchstick And how easy do you think that will be, given how expensive things are to buy? I can see a grindfest waiting for those thinking they will breeze through it.

    Do ships still have insurance? Damn, I forgot about insurance.
    Reply +1
  • DrRobotnik 25/11/2013

    Buy the game

    ...realise you can't play the hanger without a ship

    Buy a ship

    Buy a digital manual

    ...realise the ship you bought wasn't compatible with the hanger

    Buy another ship

    ...realise your hanger looks crap

    Buy a hanger upgrade

    Buy some currency

    ...realise you've no idea what the currency is worth

    Buy a 12-month subscription

    ...realise you've spent $240 on a subscription of mostly free digital content like newsletters and access to exclusive merch... that you also have to pay for.

    Buy something called 'shut up and take my money'

    ...realise that the dev is now trolling you and actually just taking your money.

    Look at bank account


    ......ah, shit.

    ...realise that the 'second coming of triple-A PC gaming' is the worst micro-payment offender outside of mobile games.

    ...feel a little dead inside.

    Buy a console (mandatory joke reference, in case of over-zealous PC gamers)
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  • Sony's Shuhei Yoshida ponders mixed PS4 review scores

  • DrRobotnik 14/11/2013

    @null You mean like Rayman, Mario, Braid, Thomas Was Alone, Super Meat Boy... any number of other great platformers this gen?

    No, Knack is simply a game that looked bad from the start, and delivered on that premise wholeheartedly.
    Reply +13
  • Xbox One exclusive Ryse: Son of Rome Season Pass announced

  • DrRobotnik 01/11/2013

    Aside from DLC being completely optional (I can assure you nobody will be 'bending me over' Nickhay, it's also got nothing to do with the development of the core game.


    You'd think you all hate videogames. 'Oh no! More content for this game I love to play!'

    If it's an issue, vote with your wallets. If you can't resist, then more fool you.
    Reply +2
  • Let's talk about Destiny

  • DrRobotnik 01/11/2013

    Will somebody PLEASE just ask Bungie if they will be supporting local co-op?

    And not for some 'hoard mode' multiplayer thing, but for the actual campaign.

    Bungie are on of the last bastions of couch co-op. Don't let me down!!!
    Reply +25
  • Shocking MW2 footage leaked

  • DrRobotnik 28/10/2009

    "DrRobotnik - The very fact that you just used the word 'smacktard' proves that Earl is in fact right - you must be a twelve year old, or have the brain and mindset of one."

    Flattery will get you everywhere.
    Reply -1
  • DrRobotnik 28/10/2009

    Ona slightly tangental point:

    "At the beginning of the game, there are two ‘checkpoints’ where the player is advised that some people may find an upcoming segment disturbing."

    Any ideas on what the second one might be?

    EDIT - erm.. sorry, did I offend someone by asking a question? I'm genuinely curious as to what it might be? What's the problem?
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  • DrRobotnik 28/10/2009

    "Your whole attitude is really confrontational and I have absolutely no idea why you have taken it upon yourself to act like this. "

    Granted. I shouldn't use the internet - I get far too frustrated.

    My last post was, admittedly, frustrated - but it's a culmination of 150-posts' worth of frustration, the majority of which has been complete bile.

    I don't think the majority of people on this forum are capable of a serious, challenging discussion, and ignoring those that aren't is never as easy as it seems.
    Reply -2
  • DrRobotnik 28/10/2009

    "Probably something about your inability to even use real worlds, then. "

    Yep. Fair point.
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  • DrRobotnik 28/10/2009

    Harmonica, 'smacktard' isn't a word, let alone a swearword - and in any case, I was responding to someone who felt the need to say "S**t you three are f***ing morons."

    Now, you were saying?
    Reply -1
  • DrRobotnik 28/10/2009

    "There is no need for a piece of gameplay where you take part in the massacre of innocents to be included in any game today, tomorrow or further in the future."

    So let's ban the following please...

    Mission Impossible
    World Is Not Enough
    Blood 2: the Chosen
    Duke Nukem 3d
    Baldur's Gate 1 & 2
    Neverwinter Nights
    Syphon Filter 1-3
    Fable 1 & 2
    Blood Omen 1&2

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  • DrRobotnik 28/10/2009

    "I tried answering you seriously up the thread, but it is quite clear you are a 13 year old, or have the comprehension of one."

    Good for you, EarlBasset. Good for you.
    Reply -1
  • DrRobotnik 28/10/2009

    Unit9, calm the fuck down, smacktard.

    All I was saying is that the argument over WHY they have included it, the REASONS behind it and the CONTEXT of the scene is now concluded thanks to IW's statement.

    You can carry on arguing over whether it's right or wrong until the end of time if you like. I have better things to do.
    Reply -3
  • DrRobotnik 28/10/2009

    Argument over people.

    "Activision has just confirmed to VG247 that a leaked Modern Warfare 2 video of civilians being gunned down in an airport is of real, skippable content from the shooter."

    See vg247
    Reply -4
  • DrRobotnik 28/10/2009

    Unit9 - pot, kettle, black.

    Having an opinion isn't trolling. Get a dictionary.
    Reply -2
  • DrRobotnik 28/10/2009

    "The thing I do not get is that gamers say they want adult based decisions. A game like Heavy Rain is getting a lot of attention because of its serious adult themes. Gamers have asked for more moral and meaningful choices. Gamers have stated time an again that they can distinguish between the unrealistic reality of game and real like. Now when you are faced with a decision that probably is a moral choice you make weather to go along with the carnage or not you get queasy (which is probably what the game aims to do). No one has a clue as to what happen before the scene, do you get choices to make but you have made up your mind that the game is bad for giving the choice. "

    The single most intelligent thing said in this entire thread.

    Reply -2
  • DrRobotnik 28/10/2009

    Okay then. Let's list all the critically acclaimed 'adult themed' movies that DON'T include something controversial.

    Reply -2
  • DrRobotnik 28/10/2009

    Thanks onezeonx - the support is appreciated amongst this minefield ;-)

    "If we ever got the much-vaunted adult entertainment that is actually possible within this medium, people would prick up their ears and take notice."

    So Modern Warfare wasn't adult entertainment? I thought it was brilliant, and it was for adults. Well, 16+ anyway. And GTA 4? Not adult entertainment? Silent Hill? God of War? Dead Space? Sorry... should I continue?

    It's also worth noting that the games industry (like film before it) has the right to release both epic examples of quality narrative storytelling, and bottom-of-the-barrel tripe. No medium should be restricted to only producing one level of quality/content products.

    "Unfortunately we get a handful of titles strewn across an entire decade that try to do adult things, treat the player like an adult and - crucially - end up being a decent example of videogaming."

    So, same as the film industry, then?
    Reply -1
  • DrRobotnik 28/10/2009

    "publishers (whether music, film or game) need to know where to draw a line as to what is and is not acceptable - especially in an environment such as gaming where parental control is much harder."

    I disagree, I don't think it's harder at all - in fact it's exactly the same as film. In the UK, we even use the same rating system via the BBFC (for now). It couldn't be simpler for parents. Sadly, many aren't educated enough. They still see games as something for kids, and that's NOT the industry's fault. Nor is it the industry's responsibility to teach the public about ratings. That is down to the government.
    Reply -2
  • DrRobotnik 28/10/2009

    "In my opinion, if you stand there and do nothing, walking along with the other members of your group killing hundreds of innocent people and you do nothing to stop then, then you are just as responsible for the attacks as they are."

    I think you ought to tell the military that.

    In the REAL WORLD - which you all keep insisting MW2 is depicting - there are losses, significant ones. In some cases governments will weigh up the loss of innocents against the chance of overall victory (Vietnam...), and innocent people do die.

    If the objective of this level is to infiltrate the enemy ranks by following them along while they shoot innocent people, in order to eventuallly save the country, do you think it's a fair trade off? Or would you rather have the terrorists not shoot the civilians in the airport and instead nuke the eastern border, for example?

    My point is simply that you can't judge the POINT of the scene out of context, and if they're going for realism then I think they've got it spot on. The bigger issue is whether the TRUTH and REALITY of war is something we A) are ready to experience through entertainment media, and B) whether we, as a society, are smart enough to recognise what IW are trying to do.

    This game doesn't need controversy to sell - the cynics out there need to learn a little bit about the industry before putting this down to a marketing ploy. Controversy certainly didn't help Manhunt 2 sales.
    Reply -3
  • DrRobotnik 28/10/2009

    "regardless of if you can take part in the murder it's an irresponsible thing to put into the biggest franchise of all time, is it fun?"

    So, it's okay to force people to kill the 'enemy', whatever form it comes in, but it's not okay to put them in a morally dubious situation and give them a choice? At what point is this any worse than the other dozen games released over the years with 18 certificates? Manhunt, anyone?

    I still maintain that this issue is more about the player than the developer. This is an ADULT game. 18+ Same as hardcore porn and torture movies like SAW. People seem to be talking about this game like it's for 12 year olds.
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  • DrRobotnik 28/10/2009

    "but also due to the fact that 14 year olds will want to play this and irresponsible (or unknowing, in some cases) parents will buy it for them"

    I'm sorry, but you cannot prevent people from creating controversial media (whether it's film, television, music or games) because 'some' parents are irresponsible. It's not an acceptable excuse.
    Reply +1
  • DrRobotnik 28/10/2009

    "you are a willing participant in a terrorist attack"

    No, you're not.

    By the looks of it you have a choice as to whether you're a willing participant or a passive observer.

    In fact, that only makes you (the player) reprehensible if you decide to participate. So the issue is not that you CAN shoot innocent people, but that you're worried people WILL?

    If that's the case, then the issue is with the consumer's moral compass, not IW's.
    Reply -1
  • DrRobotnik 28/10/2009

    "and what they've done here where they've made massacring innocent civilians a morally justified objective of the game."

    Please explain, as I'm dying to hear it, what the 'morally justified objective' is in this section of the game? And exactly how is it being presented as 'morally justified'.

    So far as I can see, you have no more idea of context than the rest of us. What gives you the ability to insist on what the wider intentions of a game you've never played are?
    Reply -2
  • DrRobotnik 28/10/2009

    "Except you are an undercover person here doing this. If you were seeing it from the terrorists point of view and had to buy into their beliefs it may raise a few interesting questions. But it doesn't look like that is the way it will play."

    Perhaps, but then what's the difference between playing a 'converted' terrorist and buying into their beliefs, and playing an undercover character where you experience the process of HIM buying into the terrorist's beliefs? Before AND after, if you like.

    In fact, I'd say the latter raises some far more interesting questions.
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  • DrRobotnik 28/10/2009

    "I'm not sure I like this. Especially in a game as realistic as MW2"

    I love how it's perfectly acceptable to play games where you kill thousands upon thousands of 'people', whether they're civilians, friends, enemies, strangers or aliens, all because you're told that you're fighting on the 'good' side.

    Do you think people go into war thinking that they're on the 'bad' side?
    Reply +1
  • DrRobotnik 28/10/2009

    "World War II is distant enough for games to be set there, although use of real life footage in games isn't right if people are dying etc."

    So, it's okay to make a game about a REAL war that occured where millions of people died, including close relatives of people still alive today. It's okay for you, for me, for the Germans who's friends and families were killed by Allied troops?

    But it's not okay to make a game set in a FICTIONAL environment where you fight as a FICTIONAL character, where the defining issue that it 'mirrors' a fairly recent event in one way - you fight on the 'evil' side?

    Does that about sum it up?

    EDIT: Well done people for not bothering to explain, just keep clicking away. Click, clickity, click click click.
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  • DrRobotnik 28/10/2009

    "Do you understand what tone is?"

    Do you like being condescending?

    Satirical or not, GTA looks and feels as brutal as any game. The satire is only evident if you pay attention to the story.

    My point stands.
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  • DrRobotnik 28/10/2009

    "People will keep bringing up GTA etc, but don't you see it's the tone?
    Modern Warfare has a serious tone and goes for realism. GTA is just knockabout nonsense. "

    Will people please STOP saying that GTA is knockabout nonsense!? Are you still playing it on the PS2 for christ's sake?

    GTA 4 is clearly designed to look realistic. the modelling, lighting, animation and interactions are as 'realistic' as any other game this generation.

    P.s. EarlBasset - So how long can we wait before making a game about 9/11?
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  • DrRobotnik 28/10/2009

    Damn it. Post accidentally deleted... Reply -3
  • DrRobotnik 28/10/2009


    "Daily Mail-reading unthinking sheep"

    I see you are one of them :p
    Reply -4
  • DrRobotnik 28/10/2009

    "Painting those who might feel uneasy about this as Daily Mail-reading unthinking sheep is pretty unfair too."

    It would be, but I was referring to people denouncing it as 'unnacceptable' already, not those who feel 'uneasy' about it.
    Reply +1
  • DrRobotnik 28/10/2009

    "I just don't think people are going to stand for this."

    No, probably not, but then it's just typical of the Daily Mail-reading general public to not stand for something they...

    A) never experienced or investigated for themselves
    B) don't care to understand because gaming is for kids, which is why this is evil
    C) have already decided is evil by default because Piers Morgan never lies
    D) think might turn them into a terrorist

    Seriously, anyone denouncing this game already based on a blurry, foreign version of a single level in a game that's still weeks from release is doing nothing but starting fires.
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  • DrRobotnik 28/10/2009

    The way I see it, the BBFC passed it with an 18 rating and NO CUTS, which means that there must be a reasonable context that we can't gather from the video - i.e. the player is punished in some way later in the game for shooting 'x' number of civilians.

    And for the record, this is nowhere near as controversial as Manhunt. That game is brutal, sadistic, violent and unnecessary.

    I'm willing to give IW the benefit of the doubt - MW1 was clever and appropriate in its representation of war, and I see no reason to doubt them this time around.

    I'll be picking up the relevant copies of the Mail, Star and Sun on launch day though, for posterity ;-)
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