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  • Hyrule Warriors review

  • Histeria 17/09/2014

    @minecrafter Reviews have been really quite varied - from 5/5 (Telegraph) 4.5/5 (Escapist), 7/10 (ign), 5.5/10 (Polygon) to this. The Metro one is the lowest by some way, but it's still hard to work out what to think from the reviews. :/ Reply +5
  • GaymerX convention will return following developer donations

  • Histeria 26/08/2014

    Whoever has "second post" on the 'pillock on comments lottery', claim your prize now. Reply +5
  • Watch Dogs is Ubisoft's last mature game for Wii U

  • Histeria 20/08/2014

    which is a bloody shame because we will probably never see a third because of it being exclusive.
    Whilst that is more than likely true, we definitely wouldn't have seen a second Bayonetta game without Nintendo stepping in and financing development. So that's a more positive way to look at it. :)
    Reply +1
  • Histeria 19/08/2014

    @thetimeisnow FWIW, Bayonetta 2 is being financed and published by Nintendo. Whether is fails or succeeds, there's still virtually zero chance of seeing it on another platform. Reply +6
  • Hyrule Warriors had designs for a female Link

  • Histeria 13/08/2014

    Looks cool. Given that canonically the characters of Zelda and Link donít have to have a set gender (beyond them being descendants of the characters in Skyward Sword), Iíd be up for Nintendo mixing things up a bit in the future. :) Reply +8
  • BioWare Austin unveils four-on-one online RPG Shadow Realms

  • Histeria 13/08/2014

    @Binba442 Bioware Austin is the studio set up to make SWTOR - so this will be their second game. Bioware's Canadian studios are making DAI and ME4. Reply +11
  • Rise of the Tomb Raider exclusive to Xbox One

  • Histeria 12/08/2014

    @dogmanstaruk TBF, the rebooted TR is a hell of a lot more like Uncharted than it is the old Tomb Raider.

    I miss it being a puzzle game rather than a shooter, but that's probably my age showing.
    Reply +5
  • Histeria 12/08/2014

    I'm guessing that most of the people melting down about this aren't old enough to remember Sony pulling exactly the same stunt with Tomb Raider in the 90s. It's shitty for the consumer, but this kind of thing has been happening for a looong time in the industry. Reply 0
  • Histeria 12/08/2014

    @Faramis One assumes MS will be heavily subsidising the development cost, making the actual unit sales less of an issue for them, and the project less of a risk for Crystal/Square.

    As a consumer it's very disappointing, but I wouldn't be surprised if this were more like the Nintendo/Bayonetta 2 situation than it initially appears.
    Reply +1
  • New BBC iPlayer for Xbox One this year

  • Histeria 11/08/2014

    @Penguinzoot I got that part (not being Drax), but the suggestion that XBox would be a priority over WiiU because of larger install base has been trotted out quite a lot, and doesn't hold up. Reply +2
  • Histeria 11/08/2014

    @Ryze Hmm... There are currently more WiiU owners than XBOne owners, so I'm not sure the logic stands up. Reply +7
  • Bayonetta 2 is a sequel to savour

  • Histeria 08/08/2014

    @INSERT-COIN I suspect timed exclusives/DLCs are designed to make people decide on buying one console over another when they have neither, rather than encouraging people to purchase a second console when they already have one. Reply +1
  • Histeria 08/08/2014

    @Calverz No. This game is financed and published by Nintendo. Reply +3
  • Histeria 08/08/2014

    @danger.to.others There is literally no chance of this. Bayonetta 2 is a Nintendo financed and published game. Reply +5
  • Assassin's Creed Unity reveals new female character

  • Histeria 29/07/2014

    @dirtysteve except women don't make up half of the games' audience.
    That's almost certainly true. The thing that I find genuinely interesting is why that is. If gaming didn't come across as such a gated boys club, then perhaps it would be different.

    It is, of course, unfair to single out Ubi - the situation with AC4 was borne out of their own piss-poor PR at E3, but I genuinely think that if gaming was less of a sausage-fest in terms of the narrative, characterisation and plot, then the same would likely happen to the player-base.

    Case in point: Bioware have a significantly larger LGBT player-base than most console games because they produce games that aren't exclusionary, and make an effort with these things.

    Retrograde shit like saying that it was too much effort to do female character animations for co-op in AC4 (which Ubi did) highlights this. I know there are a lot of people in this thread saying everything okay - but serving exclusively your existing player base, and not thinking about how they can make their games more inclusive to potential gamers only perpetuates the status quo, and from a business standpoint leaves a lot of money "on the table" for the devs and publishers in the long term.
    Reply +3
  • Histeria 29/07/2014

    @dirtysteve No. My argument was that it was 1 out of the 8 games for half the population. The "handheld port" snark was just a jab at the quality of that particular game. Reply +4
  • Histeria 29/07/2014

    @ZackRoyer Ooh. Top piece of derailing there. +10 internet points. Reply +2
  • Histeria 29/07/2014

    @dirtysteve Canít imagine why women are feeling underrepresented in gaming when there has been a female lead in almost 13% of AC the games released on consoles. Can't they just take their one port of a handheld game and happy? :| Reply +3
  • Histeria 29/07/2014

    @Perjoss The fuss initially came from when someone at Ubi was asked if any of the playable assassins were female, and their response was that it was too much effort to add and animate women. Hence the "2 hard 2 render" jokes etc.

    Women are under-represented in gaming, there no getting away from that - but the AC4 thing specifically came from a really dumb PR blunder at E3 that became a running joke at the expense of Ubi.
    Reply +7
  • Histeria 29/07/2014

    @Murton In the real world sense of knives in the dark and some poison in your drink, yes. But in AC assassins are all fancy sword play and parkour, realistically that's not happening for a woman in Revolutionist France. Nobody would take them seriously enough to train them. (bot my personal view, just stating a fact of history)
    Well, if we're worrying about history, we wouldn't have the parkour style killings at all. Assassinations simply didn't happen like they do in the games by anybody - so I find the idea of picking and choosing which bits to defend as "facts of history", and which bits are fantasy and so okay to be a bit arbitrary and rather ... well... weird. :|
    Reply +10
  • Histeria 29/07/2014

    @Murton Throw in a few female assassins doing all this stuff that women clearly wouldn't have been allowed do in Revolutionist France
    Err... You do know that literally the most famous assassin in the French revolution was a woman?
    Reply +11
  • You've got male

  • Histeria 20/07/2014

    @dirtysteve The point here is that the new character will be adopting 'Thor' as a title when she becomes wielder of Mjolnir. I imagine this to be much like later Roman emperors taking the name 'Caesar' as a title, rather than a familial name as it was for the first emperor Juluis Caesar.

    Worth noting that Beta Ray referred to himself as Beta Ray Thor initially.
    Reply +1
  • BioWare surveys fans for Mass Effect 4 input

  • Histeria 15/07/2014

    @Murton Depends on you perspective. I've still to get over the fact that RPG no longer means playing a dialogue/decision based narrative and is now seemingly a definition all about micromanaging your magic belts. Reply 0
  • Histeria 15/07/2014

    @GamesConnoisseur we do not see James Cameron (...) asking fans for their input on which features they would want to see more of in the next project?!
    I'd imagine Fox market researched the shit out of the audience reactions (albeit in a more subtle way). That's what studios do. This won't be the lead writer asking for feedback - it's the studios fronting the money and looking at how best to market the product.
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  • Histeria 15/07/2014

    @Swooper_D It's nothing to do with design/integrity. It's about how best to market the game. Reply 0
  • Histeria 15/07/2014

    @GamesConnoisseur Second that if BioWare NEEDED to ask for ideas, then maybe they shouldn't make Mass Effect game!
    They aren't asking for ideas. The survey asks what aspects of the previous ME games (levelling, combat, story etc) are most important to the people who played them.
    Reply 0
  • Histeria 15/07/2014

    @null Yup - the survey just asks players to say what aspects of BW games are their priorities. It doesn't ask for any kind of creative input. Reply 0
  • New Doctor Who character sure looks like Garrus from Mass Effect

  • Histeria 14/07/2014

    @drhickman1983 At the end of the day, it's mostly aimed at children - so I don't think "childish" is that much of a problem (as you said - not a criticism).

    However, the quality of the writing is all over the shop, and pretty much always has been since at least the early 80s when I started watching it.
    Reply +7
  • Histeria 14/07/2014

    @GAmbrose Like it did back in the 70s and 80s, the new version of the show lurches between excellent episodes, and godawful ones - and you never know what you're going to get each week. Maybe you just hit the shitty ones? :/ Reply +14
  • BioWare's first "fully gay" male party member in DAI

  • Histeria 01/07/2014

    @tiny-Bazookalad That's all well and good, but a lot of us love playing Bioware's angsty doomed romance plots AS WELL as the part about dragons and wizards. The melodrama is a key part of BW games. Reply +2
  • Dragon Age: Inquisition doesn't really have 40 endings

  • Histeria 17/06/2014

    @SovietWomble That's an interesting video, although the creator seems to completely misunderstand the loyalty missions in Mass Effect 2.

    Mordin dies from a stray bullet in that cut-scene because the player made a bad choice about which NPC to lead that military mission (making it firmly type 1).

    The loyalty missions mean that the NPCs will help to upgrade the ship's armour and systems, decreasing the chances of them being killed on board the ship when approaching the final mission. This sort of type 1 too, albeit with more of a logic leap that people liking you will mean they're more likely to help with your ship.
    Reply +3
  • Far Cry 4 "almost" had female co-op characters

  • Histeria 12/06/2014

    @null Oky. Reply 0
  • Histeria 12/06/2014

    @JamieR Sexism (like racism and homophobia) is all about who holds the power in a society.

    So no, Loose Women isn't sexist.

    It's just shit.
    Reply 0
  • Lucasfilm decrees the Star Wars expanded universe as non-canon

  • Histeria 26/04/2014

    This has always been the case. People forget the degree to which the Prequel Trilogy erased whole sections of the Thrawn trilogy, and the Clone Wars over wrpte other EU stuff. The only difference is that instead of four levels of canon (which it had before), Star Wars now has two. Reply +1
  • Over 4.2 million PS4s have been sold worldwide

  • Histeria 07/01/2014

    @Markitron Wii U is on about 5.5 million ATM. Nintendo's biggest problem is that about 3.5 million was in the first month or two, and then a MASSIVE drop off.

    I think it's a shame because IMO it's a lovely machine with some cracking games, but they flubbed their marketing so badly it was painful to watch.
    Reply +31
  • New Dragon Age: Inquisition screenshots show off fancy environments

  • Histeria 20/12/2013

    @Monochrome-Night She's in the reveal trailer, so I think it's a safe bet that she's in it, although not as a party character. Reply 0
  • A Link to the Past awakens on the Wii U eShop

  • Histeria 09/12/2013

    Cool to see it's going up, but it does seem a daft move that this wasn't up on the eShop a few weeks before ALBW - I'm sure they would have sold more as part of the build up to the game. Reply +1
  • Digital Foundry vs. Vita Remote Play

  • Histeria 30/11/2013

    @FuzzyDuck "The Wii U's gamepad sole purpose is off screen play."

    Hmmm... I'd suggest the Wii U's gamepad's main purpose is as touchscreen input method and second screen, with off-screen play also just an added bonus. Obviously it's not an independent handheld like the Vita so we're not comparing like with like, but I think writing it off a just an off-screen play device pretty much ignores its primary use as a pretty large touchscreen controller for the console.
    Reply +9
  • GAME offering PS4 and Xbox One launch night queue jumps

  • Histeria 30/10/2013

    @Kostabi Although one assumes exchanging a ticket is gonna be marginally quicker than using a card or cash. Marginally. Reply +9
  • Microsoft hires Jonathan Ross to work on Xbox

  • Histeria 29/10/2013

    @feistycheese Alas Jane Goldman's probably far too busy being a successful Hollywood script writer. Strange times. Reply +1
  • LucasArts spills the beans on what Star Wars 1313 could have been

  • Histeria 26/09/2013

    @blueyesdevil TBF, you can't blame LucasArts. Disney bought them, shelved the project then closed the studio - hardly their fault. Reply +25
  • Nintendo Japan reveals generous new Wii U bundles

  • Histeria 24/09/2013

    @SpaceMonkey77 It's more that there has been a lot said about the "threat" from mobile gaming to traditional PC, portable and home console gaming, but no actual evidence that it has directly affected game/platform sales in any way.

    All evidence (so far) seems to point to mobile gaming as an emergent market that sits comfortably alongside existing platforms/markets.

    In short, the Wii U has all sorts of problems with its first year, but mobile gaming (with which it has almost nothing in common) doesn't appear to be one.
    Reply +1
  • Histeria 24/09/2013

    @SpaceMonkey77 Check the japanese charts and see the Wii U sales have dipped dramatically. I expect this is because of the rise of mobile gaming
    Surely that would affect the sales of the 3DS (which is selling like hot cakes) rather than the WiiU?
    Reply +4
  • Histeria 24/09/2013

    @MyBitches If you honestly think there are "no games worth buying", you really haven't been paying attention to the site upon which you're posting. Reply +3
  • Nintendo announces Nintendo 2DS handheld console

  • Histeria 28/08/2013

    Not sure who its aimed at.
    Nintendo have been pretty explicit that this is aimed at young (under 7) children. If anyone has seen a small child messing around with a DS/3DS clamshell lid, they'll understand exactly why taking that weak-point out for a kiddy 3DS is a good idea.
    Reply +6
  • 20 cancelled Star Wars games revealed

  • Histeria 29/07/2013

    Yeah - there's a few variations of the same name there, so it's definitely not 20 individual games.

    Also, 'Star Wars: Underworld' was the name of the (pretty much dead now) live action TV show, so it's nice to see what a logo for that might have looked like.
    Reply +4
  • Asda no longer selling Wii U consoles, games in supermarkets

  • Histeria 29/07/2013

    Asda no longer stock Nintendo products in store due to Nintendo's return policy...no Wii u's or 3ds will be sold in store.
    Asda say otherwise, although mitigate the original story by pointing out that most of their stores never stocked WiiU in the first place:

    Reply +6
  • Histeria 29/07/2013

    I don't want Nintendo to struggle, but I'm not sure how they can get out of this.
    Don't worry. The 3DS is doing VERY well - they'll be fine.
    Reply +6
  • New Super Luigi U review

  • Histeria 24/06/2013

    I am not going to say Nintendo are in trouble , but a good indicator of how they are doing is gauging how overzealous the fanbois are about silencing any criticism lol
    After reading this gem of logic, I'm starting to worry that Apple are on the verge of bankruptcy.
    Reply +12
  • Game & Wario review

  • Histeria 21/06/2013

    @Hsandgs I suspect Wonderful 101 is going to be the next "Oh I see" moment for the touchscreen. Reply +4