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  • Doom paid DLC dated, and Free Update 2 and double XP this weekend

  • Kremlik 28/07/2016

    Remind me again why the worst aspect of the game (by far) is getting all the expansion content?
    That's easy: It's because some suit thinks that considering all 'leading' FPS titles fall more towards a 'service' of an online multiplayer platform. You know with the season passes on top of extra micro-transactions outside of the season pass which you would think would be part of it but aren't, that kind of deal, because that is where the money is apparently..

    The devs (or should I say former team of devs) are most likely already 'done' with the multiplayer content and it's just down to fine tuning the game anyway so it's just drip feeding now..

    What the suit forgot: THIS IS FREAKING DOOM
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  • Hands-on with Total War: Warhammer's newest race, the Beastmen

  • Kremlik 27/07/2016

    @OnlyJoeKing Your logic is flawed as you assume a 'sale' (though it isn't a sale) price of 48%-ish off a base game is the correct price, the ACTUAL price is Ł39.99. The DLC is about a third of the price of the base product not half.

    That said however I agree the price is higher then I expected however NOT as high as you make it out to be considering the Chaos army is under half the price given for Beastmen even with the discount.

    Ł8-10 I'd consider this at as adds a new map as well, something that Chaos doesn't
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  • Nintendo NX is a portable console with detachable controllers

  • Kremlik 26/07/2016

    A hybrid has always made the most logical sense with the NX - the Japanese market is mobile/handheld heavy considering both the XBONE and PS4 didn't do as well as predicted there, hell even the Vita has done better then the XBONE and the 3DS is basically king.

    Seeing as Nintendo is Japan focused this was the solution. Considering if you think about it going back to the Vita again, it's not a bad bit of tech it just lacked support by Sony, the Third parties are keeping it alive, IF the NX had the same if not better tech it would eat up the rest off that market, and with Nintendo's 1st party I would really be interested in what this can pull off.. Edit: just looked at the tech behind it - All I can say it look at the tech in the XBONE/PS4 it's not that impressive but they've pulled a LOT out of it.

    Finally if all this is true it's pretty clear why we didn't hear from Nintendo's NX until now, it wasn't fears of copycats... It's the clear knowledge that 'new' 3DS sales would tank, sadly it's almost the DSi all over again.
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  • Total War: Warhammer's next playable race, The Beastmen, revealed

  • Kremlik 14/07/2016

    Ł13.99 is a tad steep for what I was expecting, however IF the race isn't just a reskin and does feel like it's tabletop counterpart then I could be tempted. Considering the way the other races play, it's hopeful Reply +4
  • Fallout Shelter out now on PC, here's how to download it

  • Kremlik 14/07/2016

    @Mister_Vimes it's a sim even looking at the screenshot the Dev's call it a sim.

    I don't know why they called it a strategy game here, as 'sim' fits the theme of the valuts to a tea even in fallout itself
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  • Paedophiles, lures and susceptible children: the UK tabloids take on Pokémon Go

  • Kremlik 12/07/2016

    @wyp100 Don't know about Ep1c, but here's my rules on adblock for any site.

    If an ad takes up the screen and disrupts content without needing to 'interact' with it - thats a block'n.

    If an ad plays a video/javascript automatically (mostly with audio) on loading, hence slowing down the page and/or pc - thats a block'n.

    If it's distracting for the page with flashing 'LOOK AT ME' images (ie 'your a winner' - thats a block'n.

    Ads that have very little in common with the site in question and/or clickbait headlines AKA TABOOLA (honestly it's the most distracting set of images in the site) - thats a block'n.

    Just keep the ads suttle, we came here to read the articles, not to be distracted by product placement, this site isn't run by Zack Snyder
    (also bonus hugs if anyone guesses what I suck in the comment)

    Edit: just to point out I block ads individually not site wise unless the site is 90% ads and completely in your face, EG normally is free from the mass block
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  • Richard Garriott selling vials of his blood on eBay

  • Kremlik 10/07/2016

    Not really too shocking from him considering he redesigned his last MMO (Tabular Rasa) as a Scifi and tried to pass a trip to space as a 'business expense' by loosly tying the game to it (submitting beta screenshots so they can be in space on a ubs drive)..

    It's a shame as the game's core was actually good but Garriott wasted that much money on it the game HAD to be released half baked.
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  • Pokémon GO hides Sandshrew at police station with hilarious results

  • Kremlik 07/07/2016

    @PrimalxConvoy He's NOT talkling about Go, he's talking about Ingress..

    The devs DID ban players in that game for those reasons, it's safe to speculate they MAY do the same when Go launches in the UK

    It's just a buyer beware thing ATM, if you aren't in a rush to play it, don't, by the time WE get it most of these issues may be fixed
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  • Watch Pokémon GO parodied by Square Enix

  • Kremlik 07/07/2016

    Between this and the banter between them and Blizzard over the term 'horde' a month ago, gotta love SE's humour at times Reply +6
  • CS:GO gambling sites can be "rigged" for YouTuber promotion, streamer reveals

  • Kremlik 05/07/2016

    @IronSoldier Most of the 'TB hating' is because either 1) it's 'cool to hate' on popular people or 2) They dislike his 'persona' when it comes to his videos (most likely), however his points are valid. I take issue with people mixing the message with the messenger, as even I take issue with some of TB's 'stances' on gaming ala '60FPS or above only' 'consoles are bad' etc, I still trust his content to be honest.

    IMO he is one of the better 'journalistic' channels on YT just because he was one of the first people to start disclosing his deals even before it was in law. As such he closed down his POBox due to devs sending him 'gifts' due to the fact it made it hard to 'review' their games due to bias on that fact, also he stopped producing content on SoE titles at one point due to his connection with Planetside 2 promos. Also he doesn't dance around matters in fear of people hating him or losing subscribers (as he stated many times he would burn his 'fanbase' to the ground if need be to keep honest), he's a straight talker.

    TB isn't the only Youtube personality like this, Jim Stirling is the same and he's most likely disliked for the same reason, but he's just as straight talking as TB. Not every Youtuber needs to be a 'fluffy hug' for everyone to like.
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  • Kremlik 05/07/2016

    @IronSoldier he's not wrong, he's pissed, we all should be.

    Sadly for every 'good' youtube or twitch user that use their talent to build a community and earn their trust, there is another 'hack' with little talent or not interest in building trust and just there to use what followers they have to make money as fast as possible.

    This is the problem when the switch got turned from joining these networks for a hobby and to entertain to one which sad to say starts a channel purely with the goal of making money.

    When it doesn't happen overnight and they aren't the next pewdiepie/TB or just happen to become the next 'wookie mom', then they'll set up other 'businesses' or be prayed upon by said business - this is where the issue lays.

    YouTube NEED to be as heavy handed as possible when it comes to disclosure and scams ( as this is basically a scam) sadly they are too busy swinging the DCMA bat to notice that their biggest downfall is POLICING EVERYTHING ELSE.
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  • Yakuza 5 currently free if you have PlayStation Plus

  • Kremlik 05/07/2016

    @fuzzocks that version has always been a free to play title, I think the replacement was the original PS3 version Reply 0
  • Twitch app lands on PlayStation Vita

  • Kremlik 05/07/2016

    It's a shame Sony has basically left the system to die, however third parties just wont let it - kinda a reverse Nintendo situation here..

    Which begs the question 'why?' if third parties are willing to support it is it PURELY based on low sales compered to the 3DS Sony are unwilling to back it? If so then it's quite the paradox as IF YOU ACTUALLY RELEASED STUFF SONY, then we would have supported it more.. (and and dropped the price of the SD cards or at least allow third party now you aren't bothered with it)

    This begs a second question if the Vita still has third party support on a 'dead' system, is someone willing to take the opportunity and snap up that market with similar tech - say a certain Nintendo platform we have no information on?
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  • Sega doubles down on PC strategy, snaps up Endless Space creator

  • Kremlik 05/07/2016

    Well if anything was to put Sega on the map again as a relevant company, these past years will most likely do it..

    Total Warhammer may have spilt the Total War fanbase slightly but it's introduced a LOT of people to that type of strategy gaming and actually may have repaired some PR damage Creative Assembly made with their last games as they were a mess at launch..

    Relic seem to have gone back to their roots with Dawn of War 3 with more a hybrid base building system. While I see DoW2's combat more true to the table top with squad useage and cover, people did like the base building... With Dark Crusade being my personal highlight of the series with it's 'Risk' style campaign I am leaning towards them may be trying that again further down the line, THAT will be interesting..

    Now Amplitude Studios, whelp that's my trifecta of RTS games under one hub now. IF you wanted a Civ replacement Endless Legend is the title to go for (Endless Space isn't that bad either, oh and Dungeon of the Endless is a good spinoff I hope they do that again.).. This begs the question did Sega by this for that reason?

    Think about it Creative Assembly do grand strategy well(ish), Relic do 'arcade'/twitch RTS well and Amplitude Studios is the 'middle ground' with the turn based strategy...

    Sega you let them build your strategy money pile and you just focus ALL your work on that new Sonic title you've hinted at, if that ends up good then :)
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  • Zero Escape: Zero Time Dilemma is out now on PC

  • Kremlik 01/07/2016


    Elements and massive spoilers to the overarching plot are dropped casually into conversions, where as it could make sense, they will drop a lot of 'wait wha?' situations and not explain them as the game assumes you've played the other two first.
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  • Final Fantasy Brave Exvius out now

  • Kremlik 30/06/2016

    @johnparkinson Launch day for a popular named title? Isn't this sadly 'normal' these days..

    Shame it's actually a good game once you get in
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  • Kremlik 30/06/2016

    It's nice to have a mobile FF title that isn't Ł13 for once, that said at least Record Keeper is still going as despite being FF-lite it still scratches the JRPG itch while travelling Reply +1
  • G2A and tinyBuild's row over PC game key reselling gets ugly

  • Kremlik 23/06/2016

    I don't get it. If these keys were bought with stolen creditcards, then tinybuild should just deactivate the keys. So why not cooperate with G2A and have them help doing this? Maybe even deactivate and ban those accounts that sold these keys?

    The issue is the charge backs from the credit card supplier not the keys themselves. Tiny Build could easily lock down all the keys however the keys bought with the stolen credit card will still be charged, on the charge back Tiny Build would STILL have to pay fees to try and stop this..

    They NEED G2A's data to prove the keys were stolen and G2A are going to dance around the subject as much as they can because they KNOW this happens at least from time to time, the 'shield' kinda proves this (and BTW the shield is kinda bull - there have been many people messed around and refused money back even if the shield was bought)..

    If Tiny Build gets hold of the data and takes it to court then the court can order a request into ALL G2A's data. IF the data is found a LOT of sales have been from stolen cards (knowingly by G2A or not), it's not only going to look bad for G2A PR wise but I suspect that their 'cut' from the sales may be looked into as well - effectively killing the whole business...

    Guilty of knowing this happens or not - G2A WILL try anything to avoid going to court and gambling on if more sales are from stolen cards then G2A thinks.
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  • Tokyo Mirage Sessions #FE review

  • Kremlik 22/06/2016

    Already placed my order for this ages ago, thankfully it'll tie me over until Persona 5 hits next year - kinda happy that it did, as FFXV is also on the cards, monster hunter and this; it's a GREAT bookend of the year for RPGs Reply +1
  • Warcraft most successful game-film, Duncan Jones up for a sequel

  • Kremlik 20/06/2016

    Sadface for not showing the fall of Stormwind, though.
    I think Blizzard retconned that ending from cannon themselves some time ago I can't remember when - I assume the second game? The whole of the first game has been mostly changed to suit Blizzard's long term goals anyway - kinda really hoping that since the film did so well a 'retelling' of the first game in 'HD?' is in the works
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  • Kremlik 20/06/2016

    Don't understand why they didn't do Warcraft 3 first, it has a much more interesting plot.
    Where I would agree with the statement as Rain of Chaos and Frozen Throne are the better stories to tell, you can't really tell the story without telling the first war as Gul'dan and the Burning Legion still play big roles in both events..

    I think we may skip the second war in the films and just go straight into the invasion as shown at the start of the film with the face off between factions; that is actually the first FMV of WC3 where the infernal drops in and kills them both. I see them looping back to that at the start of the next film

    I think the second film may just deal with Thrall, the forming of the new horde and the battle at mount Hyjal capping it off, seeding in Arthus' story (explaining why Jaina left Arthus to help Thrall), but leaving Arthus' downfall, the Lich King and Illidan's story for the third film (I'm kinda hoping it 'ends' with the WoW WotLK raid and 25 people just running at Arthus and then cutting to black just to tempt non-players to find out what that fight is by playing it)
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  • Kratos is now voiced by Stargate SG-1's Christopher Judge

  • Kremlik 15/06/2016

    TBH unless I played 3 straight before I probably wouldn't have noticed, Judge's voice seems to fit naturally into the role and he didn't seem too jarring with this version of Kratos...

    That said considering this is a soft reboot, why Kratos? Didn't he die proper at the end of 3 SO MANY QUESTIONS!
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  • Warcraft movie trumps Star Wars: Force Awakens in China

  • Kremlik 09/06/2016

    I think the issue with the US is that they take a critic's word as mostly gold, hence the reason why Loinsgate/Blizzard are looking more towards then worldwide market more so - even if it does badly in the US it's topped the other markets, it's a win in their book.. Reply +3
  • id takes back control of Doom's broken multiplayer on PC

  • Kremlik 09/06/2016

    Cause they didn't need it to sell the game, but to sell DLC and Season passes
    Probably closer to the truth but the same question: So why Doom and not Wolfenstein? Wolfenstein even got a cheaper single player prequel, why not that instead of shoehorning in a MP just to sell a season pass?
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  • Kremlik 09/06/2016

    Another missing feature from the beta is the ability to uncap the framerate, which is now, for some reason, capped at 60.
    IIRC it's not capped, it's a driver issue, sometimes it locks other times it doesn't - keep hitting the settings with a shoe.
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  • Kremlik 09/06/2016

    Doom is further proof you don't 'need' a multiplayer system to sell a single player game to anyone, even console players... The issues and bugs is just more proof Doom's MP is just an afterthought shoved onto another dev on the cheap (hence the reason why it's just Halo 5 MP in a different skin) because some market suit thought DOOM couldn't sell without one.

    What annoys me the most is the fact The New Order didn't have one and sold stupidly well - and it's from the SAME publisher.. So why Doom and not Wolfenstein?

    STOP tacking on multiplayer to titles what don't need them it's not like Tertis had one... (oh wait)... or Bioshock 2 needed one (damn that got one too), Uncharted?

    You know what I give up
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  • Persona 5 finally has a western release date

  • Kremlik 07/06/2016

    @number1024 Nope doesn't change a thing, the 'UK' version will still need to be localised regardless with spelling/grammar changes and jokes changed to suit the UK not US (think Demolition Man's Tecobell/Pizzahut change)..

    It'll be easier for publishers to continue what they are doing now then change the system 'just because'.
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  • The best Final Fantasy game is finally getting a remaster

  • Kremlik 06/06/2016

    Half that number THEN you get one of the best ones...

    That said it's fair to say FFXII is the most UNDERRATED games of the series, not only does the game flush out the tactics universe but has a good cast to go with it (bar Vaan). I'm going to get this purely for the
    Zodiac system, the job board was cool but it was just the sphere grid again.

    Plus with the popularity of FFXIV (and MMOs in general now) I think a lot more will be willing to try it's combat considering it borrowed heavily from XI
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  • Elite: Dangerous' latest expansion caused AI spaceships to unintentionally create super weapons

  • Kremlik 03/06/2016

    @noTHINGface I agree that the trader role was hit hard with this update however I would counter with the fact that the trader role isn't meant to be used as a soloable experience (by that I mean JUST being a trader, hybrid roles with combat and trading are still viable).

    I think the issue is that may players still see the game as a complete divide between a single player title and a multiplayer one - truth is this Elite was always intended to favour the multiplayer side (as 'group only' although cut off from the online playerbase is still multiplayer).. If this is meant to BE a sim going alone long term as a trader is bound to be MUCH harder. I think convoys/hired guards are a growing thing going forward.

    I don't see this as a bad change, just that people have to really acknowledge not everything was intended to be soloed, it's just a shame this wasn't addressed sooner otherwise I think a lot of players wouldn't have reacted that badly to it.
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  • Kremlik 03/06/2016

    @AnsemsApprentice The game at it's core is a good game still, it's gotten negative reviews over a few PR/Lore blunders over the year..

    The 'expansion' was sold as a standalone product to start with, replacing the core game it didn't sit well with the playerbase (a kin to Guild Wars 2 Heart of Thorns), it got rolled back as a 'season pass' with the base game later on..

    Now with the latest update it was billed as Engineers being these rare people able to update their craft (read: optional). Now it's seeming that is a mandatory requirement to progress in the game and remain competitive in pvp (although this patch kinda fixes half the issue), so fans feel forced to buy the season pass to be able to play the game (despite player skill trumping pure gear by design, but I understand their issues)

    Like I said this game is good it's just the devs REALLY have a hard time with advertising/PR management - if you take everything as it launches and not by into 'fan hype' over ideas that may or may not happen, you'll be ok with the game
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  • Blizzard balancers looking at Overwatch heroes McCree and D. Va

  • Kremlik 01/06/2016

    @n0signal I had this discussion with a friend last night. If you are looking for a 'quick fix' of fun Overwatch is a good game for that.

    however if you are looking for more long tactical matches it's just too chaotic for that and with matches going between 6-8 mins it's on the short side of most FPS titles..

    If you are looking for an 'end goal' ranking MAY fill that need but thats not until the end of the month... I'll hold off for now the price isn't changing and nothing is lost by not playing now.
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  • Kremlik 01/06/2016

    @miroikonen to counter Zenyatta all you need to do is run out of line of sight when you get discorded - however I do agree it's a tank killer due to the fact very few tanks ever attempt to leave a fight until they drop Reply +2
  • Kremlik 01/06/2016

    I agree with D.Va, in her mech she's just a harass/bulletsponge, I actually just run in make them kill the mech pop out THEN start dealing the pain. Reply 0
  • Resident Evil 5 for PS4 and Xbox One has a release date

  • Kremlik 31/05/2016

    Say RE:4 for the PSVR THEN I'll buy it..

    Considering the motion controls are already built in (Wii/PSMove) just update the aim controls to head tracking and it'll be a GREAT poster child for VR gaming
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  • The Warcraft movie is too faithful by half

  • Kremlik 30/05/2016

    The 'critics' on the web are panning this all over, but yet looking at a lot of personal reviews on the web, it's not great but good enough..

    It's a hard one to call but I think people were possibly expecting the next LotR/Hobbit from this, but if you just want to see orcs and humans go at it - it could possibly be the film to watch..

    It's really going to be down to the box office numbers between Turtles, Xmen and Warcraft it's still going to be 50/50 on what's going to get out of this week alive
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  • There's yet another new trading card battler

  • Kremlik 26/05/2016

    I think the main issue is here with CCGs/TCGs on mobile/digital is it's yet to be categorized properly.

    For one Rabbids Heroes, Skylanders: Battlecast, and similar are NOT card games, they are strategy games that use a card/deck skill system that boost heroes already in play; 4th/5th D&D and Warhammer (mostly Fantasy with magic but 40k does use them from time to time) use cards to show different skills but they aren't classed as card games, they are still strategy games at their core.

    The 'true' CCGs are currently, MTG Duels, Hex, Hearthstone, Spellweaver, etc these remain true to a tabletop experience, you still need to draw out monsters and spells from the deck and you don't start with a pre-set field has with the above games.

    There are hybrids of course Chronicle and in some ways Clash Royal start out with a pre-set characters/field but the game is modified via your deck/hand and the game evolves from that; Pathfinder Adventure and Malifaux are great examples of this.

    When you break this down you kinda release the 'TCG' boom isn't as big as some publishers make it out to be, however the amount of sub-genres is definitely growing
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  • Overwatch fan with cerebral palsy thanks Blizzard for custom controls

  • Kremlik 25/05/2016

    As a fellow sufferer of the disability. On the PC side key bindings are a godsend, I can't use the left CTRL or Shift while using WASD nor can I time jumps with movement that well. The fact that the mobile characters have auto climb and the general personal toggles to each character free up choice a HECK of a lot more for me then a general shooter (although I use a keyboard with keys under the space for easier use). Reply +9
  • Sega warns of Total War: Warhammer server issues

  • Kremlik 24/05/2016

    @Chewbaccasdad it's more the case of Sega branding things - even the devs think Total Warhammer is a great name Reply +4
  • Kremlik 24/05/2016

    They tied the server connection TO the loading of the game, why couldn't they just allowed people to connect to the main menu THEN have the option to login for the DLC packs/multiplayer side?

    They can't really say 'but piracy' as 1) it's linked to Steam and 2) JUST by turning to offline it bypasses the 'online connection check' completely..

    To further frustrate matters with Steams 'new' review system it's turned into the Apple App store with a LARGE chunk of the 'reviews' will less then 1 min playtime complaining they can't even load the game, despite the game running great past that problem - to be clear it's a VALID complaint but it could have easily been avoided by simply NOT wanting to connect to a server just to load a game...

    Did no one learn from Simcity/Diablo 3?
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  • The new Doom campaign turns around Steam user reviews

  • Kremlik 18/05/2016

    @Jynxa Well the MP was some misguided market suit's idea for what they 'think' console gamers wanted - I never said it worked :) Reply +8
  • Kremlik 18/05/2016

    @TheChimpy TBH I was expecting a slower movement speed and a less mobile Doomguy, but the 'flow' of the game is amazing add a E-AAA kill counter to the UI and I can almost say it's the spectacle fighter (ie Devil May Cry) of the FPS genre ATM.

    I also agree the marketing team needs firing, it was clear from the get go the 'multiplayer/season pass' side was just for the console crowd. Someone didn't believe the game would sell by just having a single player campaign, despite having The New Order doing REALLY well a few years back.
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  • Blizzard, Twitch plan to act on abuse in livestream chat

  • Kremlik 18/05/2016

    @Jimjamyaha I agree with not having chat during major events, however that said I honestly do think the viewer number will dip quite heavily as a lot of 'viewers' are there to either troll or to bot..

    I hate to say it but that is what the culture is ATM. People hiding behind at avatar have made a few generations bought up in the internet era think that their 'impact' on the internet doesn't effect anything in real life. It wouldn't be too shocking for me to find out most 'trolls' are between the 11-15 range on Twitch right now - it's just a game to them which when they leave the keyboard 'all is forgiven' and the 'game ends', very few are being shown the consequences of their actions on the internet sadly.

    It's great that Twitch are cracking down on this sort of that, but this should have happened a LONG time ago without Blizzard needed to step in and force the issue further. I know of Twitch streamers needing 3-4 mods JUST to keep the chat in order and life events I agree ARE just a sea of text just being flooded with little context behind it..

    TBH IF Twitch want to keep the numbers up but trolling to a minimum - having a better channel management system for chat would be better. If after lets say 100 users chat then breaks off and creates a new 'room' for the next 100 users having 'slow chat' active as well it WILL cut down of the trolls at least as it's harder for them to hide in the 'sea' and get moderated a lot quicker then before - they wouldn't run the risk if they stick out that often..
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  • Assassin's Creed movie mostly set in modern times

  • Kremlik 18/05/2016

    So far this is ticking all the right boxes.

    As much as people didn't like the modern day content in game, it needed to be told to keep the continuity going for the series. With the film mostly dealing with that in a 2-ish hour chunk, this means the games can now purely focus on the content people liked (being an assassin in history) without slowing down or stopping the game to force feed you the modern arc...

    Also with the film featuring a new character, it kinda makes the film optional for fans in a way, it doesn't try and retell already established arcs (which is when fans will destroy it for being wrong aka Warcraft and Dalaran flying is still a major complaint with some before the film is even out), but also can be treated as a side story if it flops or core canon if a success. The film can have as little or as much impact on the series as needed.

    If anyone remembers the .hack games on the PS2, that anime that came with each game that told what was happening in the 'real world' as you play the game - this film is AC's version, and TBH I like the direction UBisoft are going with it.
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  • Final Fantasy Brave Exvius heads west

  • Kremlik 16/05/2016

    Well at least it's NOT All The Bravest again, interesting to see this NOT a Ł13 title on mobile as well - kinda expecting it's 'free' in the feeling you get the first episode tho..

    Plus any word on Kingdom Hearts Chi coming to the EU?
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  • Disney Infinity's demise blamed on mismanagement, inflated sales expectations - report

  • Kremlik 13/05/2016

    The franchise's 1.0 figures sold out - which caused Disney to freak out about lost sales - so its 2.0 range was overproduced. 2m Hulk toys were reportedly made. Only 1m were ever sold.
    THIS is the core problem overall with the whole toys to life 'genre(?)', you can never really know how many of each toy is going to sell until it's actually out there. Added to this it's either go with 'batches' of toys or continually produce the figures to demand, both have their drawbacks.

    I hate to say this but Nintendo may have been in the right on limiting it's Amiibo figures on the first batch and figuring out how well the figure sold on the speed it old out when to create a second run. That said however it's most likely going to end up the same way for Nintendo as Disney had a HUGE line of different figures to choose from even before v3 came out, as think about it, is Nintendo really going to keep making 'Mario vX' over and over again when ALL the Mario Amiibos basically do the same thing?

    Either the market is flooded with their own creations (Amiibo/Skylanders/Lego) or the demand is SO high that there is backlash over not be able to obtain the required product to use in the core software..

    It's the plastic Guitars all over again
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  • Blizzard responds to WOW Nostalrius pirate/private server closure

  • Kremlik 26/04/2016

    @Bertie This is kinda the core issue I keep saying to people when they say 'we want Vanilla WoW' - fact is they really don't.

    What they want is a hybrid server, they want all the benefits of things like low cost/multi spec switching, classes a kin to what it is/was at a certain point (ie no race/faction locks on classes they own now for one), heirlooms for twinking in pvp, MUCH less on the grind from 50-60, gold grinds for mounts lessened/changed, not having to fight constantly to KEEP your pvp gear wearable..

    As Blizzard pointed out a 'pure' experience would be without a lot of GOOD things added since the release of the game going forward - a LOT loved the old games' content, however a lot probably hated the systems in place.. TBH I VERY much doubt Nostalrius was actually a true 'vanilla' experience anyway.

    Point being I think when people ask for a 'vanilla server' they are asking for they old style raids back before LFR made it basically a non-interactive experience with players, class skill and epic weapon quests, travelling being an experience again, skill trees, crafting that actually mattered - TBH I could go on more as they DID do a lot right when Blizzard first started.

    'Vanilla WoW' as it was is probably unlikely to happen HOWEVER say using the Cavens of Time to create an 'old school' Vanilla world/server using the new tech is more likely to happen - anything to pull on those nostalgia heartstrings we have would work.
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  • The Gears of War 4 season pass costs Ł40

  • Kremlik 26/04/2016

    Remember guys we aren't paying for actual content any more we are paying for a 'service' more than anything else.

    I wouldn't mind so much if the price actually was justified, but it's not AT ALL it's just unlimited access to map packs YOU ALREADY HAVE ON DISK, and a few bits of fluff that have no bearing on the core product at all, on top of that non-fps titles offer better value for much less....

    Witcher 3 offers most likely TWO FPS titles of game time on top of the already large amount of game time you got on the base product for half the price, and other titles like Pillars, Dying Light, and others still offer far more value than Gears 4's pack will do

    Modern gaming isn't dying, just the FPS side is about to implode under the weight of trying to sell us 'services' over actual games.
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  • Ubisoft's The Division glitches made the headlines on Fox News

  • Kremlik 25/04/2016

    Slow news week for Fox, was Trump not doing anything? Reply +36
  • Eve Online set for big changes

  • Kremlik 21/04/2016

    @SpaceMonkey77 Yes and no, 90% of the time ALL combat footage is taken in game (well mostly from the test server universe), HOWEVER that said the game's UI is more for a lack of a better term 'spreadsheet' based, and despite you actually going at speed it feels a heck of a lot slower then it should..

    IF CCP take what they've learnt from valkyrie and put it in the main game SOOOOO many more players would be willing to play
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  • Ubisoft threatens to "punish" The Division players who use a popular exploit

  • Kremlik 18/04/2016

    While I'm in the camp of this should have been tested before release and it should have been dealt with a HECK of a lot quicker, the responses given on the forum are out right crazy.

    You can see right there in the picture 'class action lawsuit' as a topic title, not only is it an overreaction of the highest amount, but are people really throwing around anything whilst swearing these days thinking somehow a publisher/dev is going to somehow respond to 'that' type of comment from the playerbase?

    Although I do think many 'reactions' on the forum are from younger gamers, we shouldn't be supporting that kind of reaction at all, vote with your wallet sure, but swearing at a publisher and threatening a CAL? Nope. The worst thing is once Massive/Ubi DO fix these problems, the people who think it's 'OK' to post that think it's the only way to deal with issues they have with a problem on any level.

    To anyone thinking of posting the same in the future, first CHILL, and second construct your complaint in a respectful matter, you'll get a better response then going in with pitchforks hoping to burn the company to the ground 'making them pay'...

    If talking to a dev like shit and CALs are the response of the future gamer to problems... Enjoy the ash.
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