Gigifusc Comments

  • Fable developer Lionhead Studios to shut down

  • Gigifusc 07/03/2016

    Well done To the Microsoft management team. Congratulations.

    /Slow hand clap
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  • Fallout 4 DLC revealed, season pass price hike announced

  • Gigifusc 23/02/2016

    That's a pretty cynical marketing technique tbh. Very disappointing. The Fallout games are some of the best games ever made IMO and I'm head over heels in love with F4, but this just makes me not want to buy the DLC. I'm going to have to miss out until it's on special offer because I won't encourage this kind of underhanded stuff.

    Very sad that companies feel they need to do this kind of stuff to make money. :(

    Ah well.
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  • "It was tempting to retire…"

  • Gigifusc 05/02/2016

    All this Molyneux hate is weird IMO. He's a designer/coder/Studio head who talks about his upcoming projects revealing features that have on occasion not gone into the final game or he has sold a vision and failed to come through with that vision.

    That describes about 95% of every designer, coder and studio head ever. The number of games I've played that haven't achieved their ambition is almost all of them. Very few games do.

    I think the problem lies in both how the media convey his words and how the consumer receives them. But this goes for everyone. I was sold the new Star Wars film as the best film ever. It wasn't. For me it wasn't as good as any of the original trilogy. Do I hate on Abrams as a result? I don't like/agree with all the spin filled praise he gets but I won't hate on him.

    I was sold Witcher 3 as being the best game of this generation. I don't think it was even the best game of last generation! But I wouldn't hate on the dev's for that.

    I think we're all old enough and ugly enough to know that most things don't achieve our expectations of them. That's a fact of life when it comes to all types of entertainment but even with other things. 'London is the greatest city in the world'. New York is the greatest city in the word'.

    Who do you hate on if those things aren't true when you visit those cities?

    'Restaurant X has the best food you will ever eat.' Should I punch the chef when that turns out not to be true?

    All I'm saying is - we have to learn that what we read and see in our media is at least one step displaced from reality - often more. That's the only truth in this.
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  • We now have a clearer picture of how Xbox One is doing

  • Gigifusc 29/01/2016

    @GoldenFrog
    "a select few are good at debating and I enjoy it. You seems to be the opposite.

    Look forward to see you about more though. Welcome."

    I have found there's no point in debating with someone who has such strong opinions one way - so strong that they attack even moderate posts that simply give an opinion. It's easier to just agree with you because no matter what I say, you'll be right.
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  • Gigifusc 29/01/2016

    @GoldenFrog
    "It is, if you asked 1000 people, more would favour XB1 I'll put my Sony Bravia TV on it!!!"

    Yep agreed. I've just asked 1000 people and they have all favoured the Xb1 over PS4. It's a fact. You're the greatest. Have I said that already? You really are pretty amazing. I wish I could be more like you.
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  • Gigifusc 29/01/2016

    @GoldenFrog
    "come on dude, most users admit the PS4's issues, you're making out it's perfect. You know it's not. The XB1 is not perfect I know. The PS4 is lacking some basic UI and manageable features. I've asked some users a few days back."

    Absolutely - it's a fact. Most users admit PS4's issues. You're right.
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  • Gigifusc 29/01/2016

    @GoldenFrog
    "it's a well known fact that the XB1 controller is better than the DS4 to most. Not all, but to most. It's just used more, even on the PC for some games etc.

    I'm sure for any FPS games, the XB1 controller will be used or the elite one. Not a DS4 is my point.

    Of course it's all subjective, so I will state my opinion."

    Yes. And your opinion is definitely, absolutely the right one. It is an absolute definite 'fact' that the XB1 controller is better than the PS4 one. No-one can deny that. It would be ridiculous.
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  • Gigifusc 29/01/2016

    @GoldenFrog
    "front end and store is amazing on XB MS, the service is great. So not sure where you've got all that information from."

    Yes, you're right again. Wow. You're really good at this stuff. Wish i was more like you.
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  • Gigifusc 29/01/2016

    @GoldenFrog God how stupid of me. I'm so sorry. You and your friends opinions are right, mine was wrong. I now find the XB1 controller is much better than the PS4 one. What was I thinking? Thanks for making me see sense. Reply +25
  • Gigifusc 29/01/2016

    I own both as of Xmas just gone. Have to say I have been surprised by how much better the overall experience is on PS4. Everything from the store, the front end and surprisingly, even the gamepad - I'm shocked at how plasticy the XB1 pad is. How did they get from the best pad ever on 360 to this one??

    I have to be honest and the only reasons I would buy a game on XB1 over it's PS4 counterpart is either because it's exclusive or its cheaper. Else I'd go PS4 every time.

    All very strange tbh.
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  • Finally, tide turns in war with PC game crackers

  • Gigifusc 09/01/2016

    Breaking news: video game piracy eradicated. Makes almost no difference to game sales. Reply +1
  • Microsoft, Square Enix "very happy" with Rise of the Tomb Raider, despite reported sales

  • Gigifusc 01/12/2015

    I know people are still upset about this exclusivity deal (I was gutted) but in the real word of game dev, Microsofts money likely ensured the game got made. Square aren't exactly skint but the cost of making Rise was a big dent for them. Just one of those things i think....

    (I'm ok with it now cos i bought an XB1 inc Rise during Black Friday). :)
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  • Gigifusc 01/12/2015

    @Dysisa I can understand why you're saying that and you're pretty much correct.

    The only thing I'd add is the importance of Square setting the sales numbers high could be perceived as deceiving shareholders and potential investors - which is a huge deal.
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  • Preserving the past: why emulation matters

  • Gigifusc 26/11/2015

    Not sure if anyone's mentioned it but, if anyone does want to play the entire original Tomb Raider PS1 series, their available on the Vita at a few quid each.

    Oh. And they still play brilliantly. :)
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  • Fallout 4 review

  • Gigifusc 09/11/2015

    Hoping this will be delivered tomorrow or Wednesday. I'm interested to see if the issues raised spoil the game play. For me - game play is king. I really don't get my knickers in a twist with graphical bugs and such like as long as they don't harm game play. F3 never suffered as a result (other than the odd script crashing which was annoying but again - a lot of OW games can suffer from that).

    I'm just going to pack my family off to bed, turn the lights way down. And have the time of my life for the first time on this generation.
    :)
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  • Lego Dimensions review

  • Gigifusc 05/10/2015

    @BOFH_UK That would kind of be acceptable in a DLC way. But from what I understand the content given with the physical toys is actually quite small. (Someone can correct me if that's wrong - I've read it in reviews etc). Reply 0
  • Gigifusc 05/10/2015

    A good example of how business models are now effecting game design. A game series that previously you paid for once and unlocked literally bucketloads of characters and locations as you played has been re-designed to take advantage of the biz model of selling physical toys to unlock that same content you'd previously get as part of the paid package.

    As much as I want to play those Dr Who levels and characters, I'll leave it until I can get a second hand copy for cheap in a couple of years time.
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  • Face-Off: Uncharted: Drake's Fortune on PS4

  • Gigifusc 03/10/2015

    Just played the demo today. Seriously underwhelming. Sorry. Maybe the full release works better but the demo is poor IMO and I'm thinking I can happily give this a miss.

    I think this trilogy has not aged well in its entirety. Maybe certain sections still are? The ship level in #3 is a particular highlight thanks to the sea simulator. But that was a couple of years ago now so....
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  • Super Mario Galaxy 3 possible, but not before Nintendo's next console

  • Gigifusc 07/09/2015

    @scuffpuppies You'd be surprised at the chasm in synergy between gamers and board room S&M people. This isn't exclusive to gaming - happens in all entertainment industries: books, TV, movies etc.

    My post wasn't a dig at Nintendo not knowing that BTW - it was more an explanation as to the reason why a new 3D Mario wasn't going to happen on WiiU as opposed to what we're being told which is 'it made some people sick'. Which, I don't believe.

    It is a dig at what they allowed to happen to the WiiU BTW - a fantastic console that I believe could have given us much much more than it has and will by the time it is put out to pasture. :)
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  • Gigifusc 07/09/2015

    As much as I love Miyamato-san I'm going to call BS on this one.

    Here are the numbers quoted:
    New Super Mario Bros. Wii - 29.3m
    Super Mario Galaxy - 12.5m
    Galaxy 2 - 7.4m

    The conversation would pretty much be:
    "We make more money making the 2D Mario games than we do making the full on 3D ones. Why would we make another 3D one?"

    The argument might be:
    "Because we lost a lot of core gamers on the Wii that likely no longer had the console by the time galaxy 2 was released. Galaxy 3 would help to bring those core gamers back."

    Then:
    "Ok. So you want to make another full on 3D Mario game. Fine. But should we make it for the WiiU which is already dead in the water, or do we hold on and make it for the NX?"

    And then:
    "Oh. yes. Good point. I think we'll have to NX it."

    Meeting ends with:
    "Thank you gentlemen, thank you. See you at next months board meeting."
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  • Meet the man cleaning up after the Godus disaster

  • Gigifusc 17/07/2015

    The irony here of course, is that Bryan more than likely would be happy with a £50K* pay off and forget all about 22 cans.

    *£50K being a number off the top of my head.
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  • The BBC is giving a tiny computer to every year 7 child in the UK - for free

  • Gigifusc 07/07/2015

    @ill00m Exile. The Amiga version was the best one. :D Reply 0
  • Microsoft pledges to support Rare

  • Gigifusc 19/06/2014

    Really don't like it when people discard Rare's back catalogue of XB360 games. They were still putting out some good stuff right up until they were told to make Kinect games.

    Kameo
    Grabbed by the ghoulies
    Viva piñata 1 & 2
    BK nuts & bolts

    Ok they made a hash of Perfect Dark but the rest of those games ranged from good to very good. They certainly weren't shite.
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  • How to Play Video Games: A Women's Guide

  • Gigifusc 11/10/2013

    I'm torn on this. On the one hand I'm 100% behind Ellie and what she's trying to so. The VG industry is full of idiot men who have been given positions of power thanks to their Uni or Rugger mates...

    On the other hand. God Ellie you suck at Rainbow Islands!! 8O

    ;)
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  • This is how Xbox One game trade-ins will work, apparently

  • Gigifusc 29/05/2013

    So how about this scenario then?

    I buy a game from the shop. Take it home and play it. I stop playing after a few weeks and move on to the next game.

    A few months later I think 'Hey, I fancy playing that game I bought a few months ago'. I go to play that game and get a message saying 'This game is not registered to you'.

    I promise you - that WILL happen.
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