Kid_Icarus Comments

  • Rockstar working on a fix for GTA Online lost progress issues

  • Kid_Icarus 07/10/2013

    Everything worked fine for me on Saturday, played some deathmatch, went on a crime spree with a random guy, got a lot of money from the shops and random players trying to take us down (even though we split everything 50:50), and got to rank 10. Great stuff.

    Sunday was a clusterfuck though, when I was eventually allowed to connect I discovered my character had been deleted. "Oh. Well I'll just create a new one, it's only one days progress." So I did and one lengthy intro later I'm back in, for about 5 minutes before the game froze and kicked me from the server. I get back in and my character is where I left my first character, with his money and his car but with no rank and a map devoid of any markers, because I hadn't completed the tutorial yet. Except the game thinks I have so there's no way of getting them to appear. "Sod it, I'll delete the character entirely, hopefully that will work."

    Third character, created it, got all the way through the tutorials and into the world. "Great it's working again!" I thought, and it was sort of. I could run around the world killing people, robbing shops and driving around. But as soon as I tried to join a mission the game kicked me offline and on rejoining told me off for quitting early and said I was a "Bad sport".

    I think I'll give it a month or two before I try again.
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  • Xbox Live Gold Family Packs moving to individual Gold subs

  • Kid_Icarus 12/08/2013

    @Psiloc It's not really a step backwards as that's exactly how content ownership works on the 360 right now, it's more of a failure to step forwards.

    The only change would be if secondary users got all the benefits from gold, online play, deals of the week, the ability to use their Netflix subscription. Which would be nice but like everything mentioned about the next gen consoles we'll have to wait until launch to get an accurate picture.
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  • UK publisher asks for help releasing Devil Survivor 2

  • Kid_Icarus 01/08/2013

    @ghostlight_ross Makes sense I suppose, I'm sure you can get enough pre-orders to make it a profitable endeavor so there's no reason not to do it.

    Best of luck to ya, but I'll be waiting for Break Limit instead. Hopefully you guys will get the rights to publish that too.
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  • Kid_Icarus 01/08/2013

    Isn't there an Overclocked version coming out in Japan this year? Why not work on porting that instead?

    And put them on the eShop! It must be cheaper to publish download versions.
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  • Bit.Trip sequel Runner 2 sprints onto XBLA, PSN and eShop in late February

  • Kid_Icarus 02/02/2013

    1200 MS points / £11.99 on PSN then.

    Think I'll wait for a sale.
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  • Silicon Knights' cancelled games laid bare

  • Kid_Icarus 12/12/2012

    Don't Nintendo still own the rights to the Eternal Darkness 'franchise'? So we could still see the sequel get a release on the Wii U.

    Actually thinking about it, they also own Fatal Frame and have a history with the Resident Evil franchise. Wii U = awesome horror games?
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  • Would you like any side quests with that?

  • Kid_Icarus 08/10/2012

    Borderlands 2 reminds me a lot of Fallout 3. I've become addicted to seeing and doing everything I can in the game, not because I like the gameplay or the story, but because of the characters and the atmosphere in the game. The side quests are often where the game shows its true colours and offers the best moments, in the case of Borderlands they'd be Claptrap and Tiny Tina's quests. Reply +1
  • Xbox 360 dashboard update to mark switch from Microsoft Points to real money - report

  • Kid_Icarus 08/10/2012

    Good, I always have points left over when I want to buy something, it's such a scam!
    Oh, they already sell 400, 800 and 1200 point cards and even sell cards to redeem for certain games? Well who cares, now they'll use cash and I'll never have leftover "money" on my account again. Because they'll definitely let us add whatever amount we want and will stop using unevenly priced cards.

    And I bet they won't raise prices to be in line with PSN either.
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  • Bethesda struggling with Dawnguard on PS3: "This is not a problem we're positive we can solve"

  • Kid_Icarus 31/08/2012

    Hopefully the lost sales for their next game will give them the sense to get rid of that god awful engine. Though that'll probably be on the next gen consoles anyway and won't suffer anywhere near as much with the lack of RAM.

    New Vegas stung me enough to not buy from them again (I'll borrow Dishonoured), but I still hope for a bug free Fallout or Elder Scrolls game running at 60fps and 1080p in the CryEngine, or whatever they used for Just Cause 2.

    I feel your pain PS3 owners.
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  • EA pulls Medal of Honor tomahawk promotion

  • Kid_Icarus 16/08/2012

    I'm a little confused, they say they're trying to make it as authentic as possible but since when have the US army used tomahawks as weapons? Especially ones with "Tier 1 Super Soldiers" written on the side. Reply +1
  • Silent Hill HD Collection patch canned for Xbox 360

  • Kid_Icarus 09/08/2012

    So how long before we see the head of Konami on Watchdog?

    They had a go at Rovio for the free version of Angry Birds using more battery power than the paid version. Imagine how much they'd love this story.
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  • Nintendo announces Pokémon 3DS app release dates

  • Kid_Icarus 07/08/2012

    I don't see the point in this new Pokédex app. You can't pause your game and open up the app to check something quickly, but you can already use the internet browser on your 3DS to check the same information on Serebii or Bulbapedia without shutting off your game. So you'll be paying £12 for information you can get more conveniently elsewhere for free.

    If they were giving this away as a download code with Black and White 2, then it might make sense.
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  • Crytek: TimeSplitters 4 fan interest "not high enough yet"

  • Kid_Icarus 07/08/2012

    They've spent so long pissing about, teasing fans and denying it exists that no one gives a shit what anyone who works there says anymore. All of the fans have had enough, but that doesn't mean they don't want the game, they just know it's not worth getting excited over with Mr Yerli and his attitude.

    Here's an idea, why don't you just make the game instead of spending years wondering if anyone will buy it? I don't recall anyone asking for Crysis 2 and you still made that.
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  • Sony announces God of War Saga and inFamous Collection

  • Kid_Icarus 06/08/2012

    God of War and inFamous collections are confirmed as $40 in the comments on the blog. The $30 price tag is for the Ratchet and Clank collection.

    That'll be £30 a pop if we get them then. Still cheaper than I was expecting.

    EDIT - The Origins collection will be a voucher to redeem on the PS store, whilst the others will be on one disc.
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  • Kid_Icarus 06/08/2012

    "Starting at $29.99"

    I think it's a safe bet that the God of War collection won't be $30. Still, even as a full price release that would be pretty good value, the previous collections are at least £20 each.
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  • The Curious Case of the Durango Devkit Leak

  • Kid_Icarus 29/07/2012

    An E3 2013 announcement is definitely going to happen. Most of the last big name releases for this gen are scheduled for Q1 next year, just enough time to hype them up and gain a load of sales before E3 comes and the new console is announced.

    A quiet release period between E3 and Christmas will get gamers excited enough to not need a long gap between announcement and release to build hype. So a late 2013 release seems a pretty reasonable assumption to make.

    I think Sony will wait longer to announce the Orbis (or whatever the hell its codename is) if only to get the Last Of Us and that Team ICO game out this gen. But I'm guessing it'll be unveilled before Durango's release.

    Watch Dogs is probably going to be a launch title.
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  • Left 4 Dead 2 Cold Stream DLC hits PC, Mac, delayed on Xbox 360

  • Kid_Icarus 25/07/2012

    @RevanNL Left 4 Dead had survival mode added and Portal 2 had some bonus co-op levels given away free on the Xbox. So Valve have released free DLC.

    However, if they add achievements then they have to charge for the DLC. And it counts towards the limited number of free updates that Microsoft allow.

    At least that's what I recall reading a while ago. It might just be that Microsoft thought they were offering too much content for the Left 4 Dead 2 DLC to give it away.
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  • Digital Foundry vs. PS2 Classics on PlayStation 3

  • Kid_Icarus 21/07/2012

    @sfp_noodle Not quite, I was finally going to pick up a PS2 when the price was plummeting, but when I heard the PS3 would have backwards compatibility I figured it'd make more sense to wait, then I could play new games too.

    Only I couldn't really afford to do that. In the meantime they removed backwards compatibility and I missed out.

    I got a bit distracted from gaming and eventually my attention was caught by the Xbox with the shiny new Bioshock and Gears of War. Once I'd got back to my "backlog" they'd announced HD remakes so I didn't particularly feel like playing the original versions over them. "Why play an inferior version?" I thought.

    So I was stuck waiting to afford a PS3 again, I just lost interest after a while and it didn't seem all that worth it. Especially when I already had an Xbox to play on. Stupid I know.

    For the record I have played more than Uncharted. The Resistance trilogy, Killzone 3, Little Big Planet, Super Stardust, a few Ratchet and Clanks and Modnation Racers. But Uncharted remains the only Sony series I was really excited about. Well God of War too, but the originals were on my to play list first.
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  • Kid_Icarus 21/07/2012

    You know it's funny, I considered getting a PS3 mostly so I could play PS2 games as I never owned one. But they removed the backwards compatibility and now I've lost all interest even though the games I wanted to play have got the HD makeover treatment.

    Being able to play Uncharted on my housemates PS3 probably didn't help them get my business.
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  • Microsoft responds to Polytron's claims that fixing Fez would be too costly

  • Kid_Icarus 20/07/2012

    The patches are ludicrously expensive, presumably to make developers actually fix their games first time round so it's almost understandable. Phil Fish did presumably know this would happen if he had to patch it again.

    But Microsoft not catching that glitch with their rigorous certification process and then saying "Tough shit, you'll have to pay us $40,000 to try again" is incredibly shitty behaviour. They should cover the costs themselves for not being able to spot such a massive game breaking glitch.
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  • HMV store advertises 3DS XL with second Circle Pad using internet mock-up

  • Kid_Icarus 17/07/2012

    Nearly three dozen comments and no one's mentioned that they put "Vulcano Red" as a "color" option? Reply +4
  • Metal Gear Solid 4 patch to add Trophy support

  • Kid_Icarus 11/07/2012

    OMG they must be porting it to Xbox cos they said they weren't gonna add trophies!!!!!1
    Can't wait for da 5 disc edition!!1

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  • Street Fighter x Tekken new character DLC release date announced

  • Kid_Icarus 07/07/2012

    @Phantom_Dynamite DLC is always more expensive on PSN it seems, even compared to the RRP of Microsoft points.

    The first time I noticed it was this:
    Xbox Fallout DLC = 800 MS points (~£6.80)
    PS3 Fallout DLC = £7.99

    1200 point items (~£10.20) are around £11.99 on PSN too iirc.

    It's a shitty move but no one really takes notice, people will only look at the price for their platform, and now it's just the standard practice on PSN. You can't really blame Capcom for that one.
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  • Nintendo launches 3DS eShop sale in Europe

  • Kid_Icarus 22/06/2012

    I was just thinking Pullblox was about 20% too expensive. Maybe I'll actually finish Link's Awakening too, first Zelda game I ever played but I just hit a brick wall when I was a kid.

    Also, if you're worried about transferring your games to a new console, there's two simple steps:
    1) Remove SD card from old/broken 3DS.
    2) Insert SD card into new 3DS.

    Note - May not work if your 3DS has been stolen.
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  • Peter Molyneux's new game Curiosity has a £50,000 DLC

  • Kid_Icarus 07/06/2012

    So tell me Peter, how am I supposed to use the chisel without a hammer?

    Or is that another £50,000 to quadruple my chiseling capabilities?
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  • Resident Evil 6 Anthology, Archives bundles spotted

  • Kid_Icarus 06/06/2012

    I'll just keep my collection on the GameCube, complete with Zero and the superior version of the original game.

    I could even play them on my Wii alongside the best version of RE4.
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  • Nintendo lists Wii U games line-up

  • Kid_Icarus 06/06/2012

    @makeamazing I'd say they were actually the least interesting games on this list, but that's probably because I've already played them. :P Reply 0
  • Kid_Icarus 06/06/2012

    @makeamazing "A list of games that have already been released on other platforms"

    I count four of those, which by a quick count means theres almost 7 times more new games than old games.

    And you have to remember this is games for the launch period, there only ever seems to be one "must have" title for a console launch (Pikmin 3) and a few that look sort of interesting (ZombieU and P-100). This is certainly a lot better than the either the Wii or 3DS launch window line-ups anyway.
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  • Wii U to support two GamePads

  • Kid_Icarus 05/06/2012

    @DAN.E.B It might be able to do that but the frame rate playing Assassin's Creed: Revelations on one screen was so bad it made me feel ill. And that's not even during a fight! Just running in one direction causes the frame rate to plummet every 20 yards you travel.

    Sadly a problem with many PS3 multiplatform games.
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  • Kid_Icarus 05/06/2012

    This is Nintendo, so presumably that will be a solid, locked 30fps rather than turning into a slideshow.

    It's still a shame it won't support 4 of the pads, though I probably wouldn't have bought 4 of them anyway.
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  • Pikmin 3 revealed by Nintendo

  • Kid_Icarus 05/06/2012

    @CaptainTrips I'm pretty sure that's why we have no Smash Bros news, seeing as those are the guys that made it. The Pikmin devs were probably just too busy porting their games to the Wii to bother making a new one. Reply +2
  • Kid_Icarus 05/06/2012

    \o/ Finally!

    Why did we have to wait through a whole generation though?
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  • Sony Europe reveals PlayStation Plus Instant Game Collection list

  • Kid_Icarus 05/06/2012

    Am I the only one who thinks it's weird referring to renting games as a "collection"?

    Still, it's a good deal for those who don't have any download limits and only play a game once.
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  • Splinter Cell: Blacklist footage

  • Kid_Icarus 05/06/2012

    I actually liked Conviction, though god knows it took a while for it to 'click'. It is quicker than the previous ones, but you could still take your time and dispatch the enemy in silence with the exception of about two sections. The only problem I had was that if you fucked up slightly, you were stuck in a massive gunfight.

    This however, seems to be going guns blazing all the way. I'm really struggling to see any stealth elements whatsoever.
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  • Ubisoft announces ZombiU exclusively for Wii U

  • Kid_Icarus 05/06/2012

    @CallousB I wasn't sure what to think of this game, but your comment may well have sold me on it. That multiplayer mode sounds pretty damn interesting indeed. Reply 0
  • Battlefield Premium exclusive to PS3 for a week

  • Kid_Icarus 05/06/2012

    I can't help but feel this is even more pathetic than Microsoft's attempts at exclusivity. Whilst I'm sure the more 'hardcore' CoD players will be swayed to the Xbox to get their DLC a month early, no one gives even the slightest fuck about waiting another week for extra content.

    I'm still hoping there'll be a discount for those who already have Back to Karkand (read everyone who owns Battlefield 3) though it's incredibly unlikely.
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  • Resident Evil 6 DLC to launch on Xbox 360 first

  • Kid_Icarus 05/06/2012

    @ollyn What about Zero? ;)

    Anyway, this makes no difference to me, not because I own a 360 but because I refuse to buy any of Capcom's bullshit DLC (or games that should have been DLC) after the Resi 5 multiplayer shambles.
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  • Big Daddy and Nathan Drake in PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale

  • Kid_Icarus 04/06/2012

    Big Daddy from Bioshock? So their going for a character from a title that used to be an exclusive on a competitors console huh?

    That'd be like putting Solid Snake in... Oh.
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  • Skyrim Dawnguard DLC gets Xbox 360 beta

  • Kid_Icarus 02/06/2012

    Would it really be worth the effort? I mean, given how buggy Skyrim was at launch you'd be lucky if a Bethesda beta doesn't cause your Xbox to explode.

    Or slightly more realistically, make you want to smash it to pieces with a large hammer.
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  • Mature Star Wars game 1313 announced

  • Kid_Icarus 01/06/2012

    So it's going to be like that Bounty Hunter game that was released last gen, but with a bit of swearing and no Jango Fett?

    I'm in! That game was actually pretty good, I especially liked the optional bounties hidden in the crowds on each level.

    And the jet-pack, jet-packs make any game better.
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  • Ubisoft launches legal action over Assassin's Creed copyright row

  • Kid_Icarus 31/05/2012

    I'm guessing he dropped the case when he realised he wouldn't be able to pay the necessary legal fees, planning to have another crack when he can afford it. But now Ubisoft have realised they can just squash any chance he has in the courts by frittering away just a little bit more money than he can afford to spend on lawyers.

    The fact that Ubisoft are acting on his claims now seem to suggest they're in the wrong to me. I mean, why waste time and money on something now if you know it'll get thrown out later anyway? And that's assuming that they'd even hear from this guy again.

    Has anyone actually read his book and know if he has a solid claim?
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  • Inside Xbox team set up on their own

  • Kid_Icarus 23/05/2012

    The inside Xbox stuff wasn't great, but it was a damn sight better than the IGN and OXM videos they have on the dashboard. I can't be the only one who hates Jessica Chobot right? Reply -2
  • Retrospective: Second Sight

  • Kid_Icarus 06/05/2012

    I was just thinking about this game yesterday, what a fantastic game it was too. Hiding under a table and watching the guards freak out as you fling their friend around the room never got old. It took until Arkham Asylum to do anything similar really.

    I also remember playing XIII around the same time and thinking how different and awesome they both were compared to other shooters I'd played. I'd take them over Halo 2 and Half Life 2 any day.
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  • Dead Island: Game of the Year Edition incoming - report

  • Kid_Icarus 06/05/2012

    Didn't the "special edition" come with the Bloodbath Arena DLC anyway?

    So by waiting what you're basically getting for your money is some DLC that even the fans of the game thought was crap and presumably some worse box art.
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