Jamash Comments

  • As console ban lifts, China reveals "hostile" games block

  • Jamash 13/01/2014

    I assume this means that any games with User Generated Content will be banned.

    If not, what's to stop exiled dissidents and foreign mischief makers from, for example, making 'Free Tibet' car liveries in Forza and corrupting the Party's youth?

    Also, doesn't China have some sort of ban on Skeletons or the Undead? I could see that restriction automatically excluding a large swath of games from day 1.

    I wonder how the Dynasty Warriors series conforms with the Chinese government's outlook of their own nation's history and whether the already heavily fictionalised storyline would have to be revised even more to be more acceptable (or maybe they'll just insist that a time-travelling Chairman Mao be added as an exclusive, God tier character who instantly unites the nation by defeating all the Three Kingdoms and other factions at once in a glorious revolution).
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  • Sony announces game streaming service PlayStation Now

  • Jamash 08/01/2014

    I can already see the Eurogamer tagline for every time the PSN goes down for maintenance or Playstation Now fails to deliver.

    "Playstation Nowt".
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  • Microsoft slammed for sexist Xbox One ad

  • Jamash 27/11/2013

    With all the drop down options you can change certain words to, you can make it seem a lot worse and a whole lot weirder than just "sexist".

    Hey sugar daddy,

    Not sure if youíve heard, but Xbox One is now available. That means we can start playing games like Crimson Dragon. I know, I know. Youíd rather wash the dog than watch me get sweaty, but hear me out on this. Xbox One is actually for both of us. Seriously.

    I put together a list of reasons why the console could benefit you and meótogether and apart, but mostly together:

    1. Games! Maybe you donít LOVE games like I do, but thereís really something for everyone. While Iím playing Crimson Dragon, you might like dance games. And since you were just begging me to dance, Iím willing to play Xbox Fitness just for you. Itís a win-win!

    2. Entertainment for both of us. You love movies and I love music. Well, with the Xbox One, we can love both. We can catch your favorite band AND check out my favorite team. Just think of all this togetherness we're going to experience. Itís gonna be awesome!

    3. It will help us get fit. The console offers Xbox Fitness free with Xbox Live Gold through December 2014* so I can get bikini body you've always dreamed of, while working out to Tracy Anderson.

    4. Play with others. Youíve been encouraging me to hang out with your friends and it just so happens that Xbox One has the best multiplayer service that finds like-minded gamers with Smart Match. So donít you worry. If we get an Xbox One, Iíll be hanging out with your friends in no time.

    5. We can talk on Skype with your creepy uncle whom, of course, I love dearly. Heck, we can even talk to them while we watch your favorite movie.

    So what do you say? Letís be like an awesome movie montageójust me, you, and my our Xbox Oneótogether at last.

    Xoxo,
    Me

    p.s. Did I mention how beautiful you are? And how I really appreciate that you sing me to sleep?

    p.p.s If (or should I say when) we get Xbox One, you have dibs on the first show that we experience together.

    p.p.p.s Long story short: I really, really, really want one for the holidaysóyíknow... for us.
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  • Yes, Gran Turismo 6 has micro-transactions

  • Jamash 19/11/2013

    Does this mean Sony are going to take a firm stance against car duping and using save editors?

    Why would anyone give Sony real money for in-game credits and cars when they could just conjure them out of thin air with a bit of hex editing jiggery-pokery?
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  • Rockstar warns: don't install GTA 5 Xbox 360 "play" disc

  • Jamash 17/09/2013

    What are the implications of this on any future DLC Episodes in the style of The Lost and the Damned and The Ballad of Gay Tony?

    Presumably any future DLC would need to be installed onto the same HDD and the content from Disc 1, so wouldn't that run into the same problems caused by the game accessing two lots of data from one source?
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  • Sony execs respond to #PS4NoDRM online campaign

  • Jamash 28/05/2013

    If only we had Twitter 10 years ago.

    The all powerful and policy changing Hastags #SonyNoSecuROM, #SonyNoRootkitOnMusicCDs and #SonyNoSueMe would have saved so many people so much bother.
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  • Elder Scrolls Online: "You can compete with your friends to catch the biggest fish"

  • Jamash 17/05/2013

    Will Argonian players be able to grief people who are fishing by swimming underwater and stealing their bait or taking the fish before they get hooked?

    I do hope Rogues with underwater breathing will be able to place some kind of bomb or trap onto people's hooks.

    I have a feeling that Anglers in TES Online will be like the "Flower Pickers" of Red Dead Redemption's free-roam, innocent people who become targeted and victimised by players wanting to disrupt their harmless side-activity in any way possible... although the possibilities for griefing anglers could be almost limitless fun, from simply "bumping" them off the pier, to casting Shock at the water or fishing line, or even swimming underwater and summoning some kind of Daedra fish.
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  • This is what top-level COD competition ****ing looks like

  • Jamash 21/03/2013

    What was the point of them all wearing headsets and mics when they were all sat next to each other, in the same room, and shouting loud enough to be heard down the street?

    I can imagine all they would have heard was a cacophony of their own voices being pick up by the mics of their opponents sat 10 feet away, which would have made them even more disorientated and feel the need to raise their voices even more.

    If nobody wore headsets and mics, then nobody would need to shout as much as they did, but instead we were treated to a group of angry teenagers being assaulted by their own voices and shouting back at themselves.
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  • Newell: living room-friendly PC Steam packages to compete with next-gen consoles

  • Jamash 10/12/2012


    Steam Support has suspended this Steam Box.

    You will not be able to access this Steam Box until you accept the new Steam Subscriber Agreement.

    Please read this agreement in its entirety. You must agree with the terms of the Steam Subscriber Agreement to continue.

    I AGREE----I DISAGREE
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  • Dark Souls 2 officially announced

  • Jamash 08/12/2012

    First Demon Souls, then Dark Souls... I wonder what they're going to call this one.

    It will have to be name that implies a progressive sense of peril and danger, that suggests the fate of everyone's soul is at stake this time around...

    I've got it. They should call it: Our Souls.
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  • Tattooist sues THQ for replicating UFC fighter's ink without permission

  • Jamash 27/11/2012

    EA MMA had to release a patch that removed (or blocked access) to a lot of it's Create-a-Fighter options, namely heads, stances, announced forenames, surnames and nicknames (or combinations of) and tattoos, that could be used to create a fighter that resembled UFC fighters from THQ's game.

    It's funny that Zuffa and/or THQ used the threat of legal action to make EA remove tattoos that neither company (may have) had the right to use or dictate who could use them.
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  • Suspected Sony hackers Cleary and Davis plead guilty

  • Jamash 25/06/2012

    @scarabium "In their minds they were supercool hackers just like Neo..."


    To be fair, when your Mum turns up to your court hearing looking like Morpheus, it's hard not to think you might be Neo...



    All it would take is the Prosecution QC to bear a slight resemblance to Agent Smith and a woman in the public gallery wearing a red dress and young Neo Cleary would totally lose it, he'd probably try to do a slow motion dive out of the Dock and attempt to Kung-Fu his way past the Bailiffs.
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  • Crytek: Free-to-play Timesplitters 4 a possibility

  • Jamash 21/06/2012

    They should test the waters and prove the viability of the franchise by releasing a "HD" version of Timesplitters 2 and/or Future Perfect on XBLA and PSN, then if that generates enough sales a publisher would foolish not to pick up Timesplitters 4. Reply +6
  • Xbox 360 Achievements to earn players Microsoft Points - report

  • Jamash 19/06/2012

    I wonder if, by monetising Achievements and Gamerscore, it will make Gamerscore cheating an actual white collar crime, rather than just a Terms of Service violation... using illegitimate means to trick a corporation into giving you something with real world cash value is fraud, is it not? Reply +2
  • Half of 1% of Skyrim Dawnguard beta applicants received invites

  • Jamash 12/06/2012

    Does anybody know how many people applied for Beta and what that 0.5% means in numbers?

    If 10,000 people applied (although the only figure I've seen is less than 8000), then that would mean there are only 50 Beta Testers, which seems a bit low for any kind of meaningful testing... especially for something that is as expansive and notoriously buggy as a Bethesda game.

    I just hope Pete Hines wasn't taking in slang when he said they had a "TON" of applicants, as half a Beta Tester doesn't bode well for anyone.
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  • Babel Rising launch trailer plays god

  • Jamash 12/06/2012

    I've no interest in this game, but I watched the trailer just to see "I'm coming mom! Ugh." in it's proper context.

    I spent all but the last couple of seconds of that trailer scratching my head and trying to work out how EG had made a sex pun out of what I was watching.
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  • Witcher 2 dev to reveal first details on "second triple-A RPG" tomorrow

  • Jamash 29/05/2012

    It looks like it could be They:

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/They_%28video_game%29

    It doesn't sound like the most original premise, but I get a kind of The Tripods vibe from it's brief description, plus I have faith in CDProjekt Red so it should be good.
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  • BBC iPlayer on Xbox goes live today

  • Jamash 21/03/2012

    I'm disappointed you can't access any of the BBC's radio programmes on this iPlayer app.

    Apparently it's going to be implemented later in the year, but it's still a shame it's not a launch feature as I listen to a lot more of the BBC's comedy radio broadcasts than their TV programmes.
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  • Skyrim DLC add-ons "will have a lot of meat on them"

  • Jamash 12/12/2011

    "Our lead programmer is pissed and wants to fix it, and I said I'm not sure we should".

    Sounds wise, it would be better to make him sober up before attempting any more programming.
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  • Digital Foundry vs. PS3 Skyrim Lag

  • Jamash 03/12/2011

    The only other time I've seen lag and stuttering as bad as that was in Oblivion on my 360, when I used the 'scroll dupe glitch' to drop 500 watermelons over the head of a hungry beggar.

    Forgive the noobish question, but is 'Rimlag' a technical term or the name of a town in Skyrim?
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  • Valve confirms Steam security breach

  • Jamash 10/11/2011

    I have a Steam account, but I've never signed up to the Steam Forums.

    Is my credit card information and billing address safe, or did Valve store all of it's customer's details on a unconnected internet forum, regardless of whether you've signed up to it or not?
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  • Dev defends ageing Call of Duty engine

  • Jamash 17/10/2011

    "I've worked on a lot of engines over my lifetime and spent a lot of time putting graphics in to them and this thing is Porsche".



    What, so it's under exclusive license to EA?



    Interesting...
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  • FarmVille movie in the works

  • Jamash 07/10/2011

    I hope it stars Steven Segal as a organic farmer who's under pressure to sell his land to a evil corporation like Monsanto.



    I also hope there's a climatic scene in which Farmer Segal drives his Combine Harvester through the HQ of the evil corporation to the soundtrack of a Segal cover of the Wurzels.



    Preferably it should feature Billy Murray as the evil head of the evil corporation and Craig Fairbrass as his henchman.



    It should also star Megan Fox as Daisy, the cow Farmer Segal loves but doesn't fully realise the depth of his love until Daisy is taken to the evil corporation's slaughterhouse, which is the pivotal point in the film which turns Segal from a mild mannered bumpkin into a gun toting badass.



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  • Gran Turismo 5 Spec 2.0 release date

  • Jamash 05/10/2011

    11. Added eleven 2011 model NASCAR cars

    12. Added the Nissan GT-R N24 Shulze Motor Sport




    Thank God for that.



    If there was one legitimate complaint about GT5 that overshadowed all other minor gripes, it was there weren't enough NASCARs and Skylines.
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  • BioWare: 18% play Mass Effect FemShep

  • Jamash 20/07/2011

    So what does it mean when they're taken aback by the vocal support of the 18% minority?



    I think all this means is that some of the people who choose to play as a Female Shepard are gobshites who make a big song and dance about their progressive roleplaying on the Internet, while people who choose a Male Shepard just get on with it and play the game without seeking kudos and validation for their decision.



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  • GT5: A list of 1031 cars

  • Jamash 13/11/2010

    736. S Nissan SKYLINE GT-R (R34) '99

    737. S Nissan SKYLINE GT-R (R34) '00



    742. S Nissan SKYLINE GT-R Special Color Midnight Purple II (R34) '99

    743. S Nissan SKYLINE GT-R Special Color Midnight Purple III (R34) '00




    I like the way that the same car is counted multiple times when it's painted purple.

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  • Capcom denies alienating DR2 PS3 gamers

  • Jamash 22/09/2010

    I remember reading that Sony charge 3rd party developers a $0.16/GB bandwidth charge for every demo and piece of DLC downloaded over the PSN.



    Hypothetically, if Case Zero cost $5 but was available to download as a free trial (that you paid to unlock) like it was on X-Box Live, then Capcom would have to be sure they would sell 1 copy for every 35 trials downloaded otherwise they would lose money.



    Maybe they felt Dead Rising isn't a strong enough franchise on the PS3 to risk releasing Case Zero...
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