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  • Dark Souls 2's weapon durability glitch fixed on PC

  • Makkuro 08/05/2015

    It's a fucking embarrassment that it took this long to fix such a simple thing. Fine work but hole! Reply +17
  • Dark Souls 2: Scholar of the First Sin's PC upgrade priced

  • Makkuro 03/04/2015

    @GooseUK I think you need to work on your reading comprehension. I wasn't planning to buy the game, and it's not exactly causing me to lose sleep. I am, however, expressing my opinions on the pricing of a product. Commenting, if you will. And in an article discussing that very subject, can you imagine! Reply 0
  • Makkuro 03/04/2015

    Well, as I wrote earlier, if you think remixing enemy placements, changing item locations, modifying AI, adding new enemies and expanding the multiplayer capabilities across a 100+ hr game is a trivial -and valueless- change, you have zero respect and understanding of game design and development.
    I'll admit I have very little respect for the development that went into this version, and not too much for the design of Dark Souls 2 to begin with.

    i.e. an over-entitled clown who I have zero compunction about expressing my disdain to, and in no uncertain terms.
    My heart breaks.

    What's more 12 is a pittance for what amounts to a very substantial amount of new gameplay. That you blanch at the prospect of paying the cost of a take-away for dozens of hours of new content, just shows me how little you value the playing experience.
    I'd gladly pay it for new content (if it looks interesting). Not so much for a slight variation on old content. If I ever decide to play Dark Souls 2 again, and the remix is dirt cheap, I might choose that version instead of the original.

    Tell me why I or anyone else should give a damn about you being "denied" additional content you deem overpriced at 12?
    Nah, instead I'll tell you to look up how quotation marks work.
    Reply +2
  • Makkuro 02/04/2015

    If its not worth it to you, don't buy it. Just don't act all butthurt because you're "missing out".
    I wasn't. I don't think I'm "missing out", because there's hardly anything to miss out on. If there was actual new content, or a significant graphical update, that would be different. As it is, they're basically charging 12 for remixed enemy and item placements. No thanks. The rest is the kind of stuff that most publishers would have included in a free patch.
    Reply +2
  • Makkuro 02/04/2015

    And once again I have to point out the very obvious changes in item/enemy placement and the new 6 multi-player capacity.

    Hardly minor changes, and certainly enough to make inter-operation with the original builds an impossibility.
    You forgot to mention the improved AI, but that still adds up to a very minor update. Certainly not worth a two-figure sum. I'll wait until it's at least 75% off.
    Reply +1
  • Capcom insists PS4 action RPG Deep Down is still alive

  • Makkuro 19/02/2015

    @PSfourskin No way. It was obvious from the start that it was the video equivalent of a bullshot. Reply -1
  • The revival of Suikoden 2

  • Makkuro 15/02/2015

    most of the suikoden games are worth playing, though the ps2 ones took something of a quality nosedive (though at least one of them is regularly held up as one of the best jrpgs on the system, cant remember which. maybe 4)
    Definitely not 4, that game is the nadir of the series. People still have nightmares about sailing because of it.
    Reply +4
  • Law & Order airs episode dedicated to harassment of women in gaming

  • Makkuro 13/02/2015

    @cazsand You seem confused, so I'll try to clarify something for you: the NBC TV show Law and Order: Special Victims Unit isn't actually written or produced by a moderator on HTH Reply +4
  • Makkuro 13/02/2015

    @OmegaNemesis28 Jesus Christ, man, take a look at yourself! Take a look at your life! Reply 0
  • Makkuro 12/02/2015

    As I already said, Milo may have written quite a few eyebrow raising stories and hold views the vast majority of GG disagrees with, but he's still living proof of us not being homophobes.
    Right, and it couldn't possibly be racist when I rant about how Muslims are destroying our country because I have a Lebanese friend. Proof!
    Reply +2
  • Makkuro 12/02/2015

    @TheFrostedFireFly Whether or not a person cheated on her boyfriend is not even remotely relevant to the question of "ethics in games media", but you're certainly correct in saying that GG cares. Slut-shaming is the term, I believe. Reply +1
  • Warhammer 40K: Regicide is Battle Chess with Chainswords

  • Makkuro 04/02/2015

    @AmorousBadger Yes, that game is so much fun! I still play a few rounds of Exterminatus every once in a while. Reply 0
  • Just Cause dev's theHunter: Primal launches on Steam Early Access

  • Makkuro 15/12/2014

    Hopefully it might turn out to be the game Trespasser was supposed to have been, with emergent dinosaur behaviour based on each animal's own emotional state. I'm not sure it can really be done, and I'm not sure it would be all that much fun to play, but I want to try. Reply 0
  • Apple required Papers, Please to censor its nudity

  • Makkuro 12/12/2014

    @RGeefe Google doesn't do this kind of censorship though, and they're American too. I think it's just that Apple is rotten to the core. :D Reply 0
  • Romero reveals unseen Doom art on game's 21st birthday

  • Makkuro 11/12/2014

    @Daryoon For that matter:

    Reply +27
  • Uncharted 4 gameplay revealed in 15-minute video

  • Makkuro 07/12/2014

    Wait, where is Victor Goddamn Sullivan? Who is that jerk? He doesn't even have a moustache!

    Reply +2
  • Sony won't renew FIFA sponsorship contract

  • Makkuro 01/12/2014

    sony are fairly corrupt, sony and fifa go hand in hand
    Sony is only corrupt in the same way that any large corporation is inevitably corrupt, but FIFA is on a whole different level. Sony's business model is manufacturing and selling nicely designed gadgets. FIFA's business model is siphoning public funds into the pockets of themselves and their politician accomplices using a large sporting event as cover.
    Reply +15
  • LittleBigPlanet 3 review

  • Makkuro 19/11/2014

    The game runs at 30fps because the logic of the older levels (from LBP 1 & 2) demand it.
    It seems pretty daft to cripple the whole game for the sake of backwards compatibility. Including a special mode for old levels would have made more sense. Perhaps it's just an excuse.
    Reply +1
  • Assassin's Creed Unity's French Revolution blasted by ex-presidential candidate

  • Makkuro 18/11/2014

    @jimmyhill11 Yes, well, that's public discourse for you.

    I'll refrain from commenting on your views of the French Revolution, as I can't imagine that would be an enjoyable discussion.
    Reply -1
  • Makkuro 18/11/2014

    It might indeed have cultural significance, but that doesn't mean politicians are free to tell us how political figures & events should be portrayed
    Actually, politicians are free to hold opinions, just like anyone else.
    Reply +5
  • How Assassin's Creed Unity's micro-transactions work

  • Makkuro 14/11/2014
    There is absolutely no harm in offering choice when it doesn't affect your game if you buy nothing.
    It does, though. They include the option to pay because they want to profit from it. How do they persuade people to pay? By lading the game with grinding, which is boring by design. That way, players with little wits will pony up to skip to the good parts. Only the good part are just more grinding, now with a shinier hat.

    This is how it is in general, especially in free-to-play games. I can't speak out of experience for this particular game, however, because I never have and likely never will play it.
    Reply +15
  • Makkuro 14/11/2014

    You could pay 79p each to show all collectibles and activities on the game's map, 2.39 to skip finding all treasure maps, and 1.59 for a set lump of in-game consumable resources.

    But these were billed as "shortcuts" to skip completing certain activities in the game
    Somehow, I think there may be a cheaper way to skip completing activities in Ubisoft's games. I'm gonna give it a try.
    Reply +10
  • Watch 10 minutes of 1080p Final Fantasy 15 footage

  • Makkuro 14/11/2014

    At Tokyo Game Show in September, Square Enix announced [...] that Hajime Tabata had replaced Tetsuya Nomura as director.
    Good news I suppose, but it's too little, too late. Nomura may already have ruined the series beyond all salvation.
    Reply +4
  • Dragon Age: Inquisition review

  • Makkuro 11/11/2014

    I think it is time to get more realistic with scores. I'm not saying this is a bad game but it certainly sounds like it has plenty of flaws, and at the very least, is guilty of a lack of verve. With PES 2015 getting a 9 (really?) I feel you should be be using the lower end if the scale more.
    The trick is that it's actually a five-point scale, 6 to 10. Scores of 5 and lower aren't used, except as a joke for the most hilariously broken games.
    Reply +3
  • What's the deal with steering wheels for PS4 and Xbox One?

  • Makkuro 06/11/2014

    Sometimes it feels like the big three are doing everything in their power to turn me off console gaming for good. Bullshit like this really makes me appreciate my gaming PC, even more than framerates and resolutions. Reply +6
  • Iwata: Nintendo "must consider" ending region locking

  • Makkuro 03/11/2014

    Unlocking would require various problems to be solved, so while I can't say today whether or not we intend to unlock, we realise that it is one thing that we must consider looking to the future.
    Oh, by all means, take your time. When you're done, I'll consider getting a Wii U or a 3DS.
    Reply +4
  • Face-Off: Lords of the Fallen

  • Makkuro 01/11/2014

    It baffles me as to why some developers think it's a visual "feature", like depth of field or lens flare.
    Lens flare shouldn't really be considered a feature either. Resistance to flare is usually a very desirable quality in a lens.

    In any case, I don't understand why some developers are so keen on convincing the player that they're a camera. Simulating artifacts of photographic lenses, that don't exist in our natural vision, couldn't possibly help immersion.
    Reply +33
  • Halo 2 Anniversary launch trailer shows off fancy pants new cinematics

  • Makkuro 29/10/2014

    This is the game that got me to buy the original Xbox. Doubt it'll do the same for the Xbone, though. Reply -10
  • The problem with video game guns

  • Makkuro 25/10/2014

    @spamdangled I don't I'm fully aware of how they get their revenue but the ass that take over the screen leaving you unable to read the article are counter productive.
    Haven't found a decent ad blocker for my phone without root
    Firefox for Android has Adblock Plus. Works fine without root.
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  • Makkuro 25/10/2014

    Saying regular guns are boring in gun games is like saying regular cars are boring in car games.
    Yes, and that is also true. The only car games I really enjoy are Mario Kart and F-Zero.
    Reply 0
  • ESRB: In Dragon Age: Inquisition "fellatio is implied"

  • Makkuro 24/10/2014

    "I will bring myself sexual pleasure later," one politely points out, "while thinking about this with great respect."
    It doesn't have the pithy elegance of "I'll be in my bunk", but it's not bad. :)
    Reply +3
  • Former EA CEO John Riccitiello becomes new head of Unity

  • Makkuro 22/10/2014

    @dirtysteve have you seen how much better WasteLand 2 looks with SweetFX?

    It looks like someone went overboard with unsharp mask and saturation in Photoshop. Bloody awful. And it doesn't really have anything to do with the engine anyway.
    Reply +8
  • Demon's Souls still feels fresher than its "Dark" successors

  • Makkuro 03/10/2014

    I bought a PS3 specifically for Demon's Souls, after playing Dark Souls on the 360. Never regretted it for a second. I prefer it over the rest of the series in a lot of ways, not least because of its unsurpassed atmosphere. Reply +23
  • Star Wars: Commander is your next Star Wars game

  • Makkuro 21/08/2014

    @chucklepie The thing about these games is that most people never pay anything, a few pay a little, but the real money is in what they call "whales". These are people who waste hundreds or thousands per month. I guess the prices are so high because the whales will pay either way, while most people wouldn't pay even if they lowered them by 90%. Reply +2
  • Ending the Minecraft fantasy

  • Makkuro 21/06/2014

    The point is that server operators can charge money to support their servers and "costly features". They can charge for server access, cosmetic items, and so on. Just not for specific gameplay features within the server.

    The question of hero worship isn't something I'm interested in discussing myself, but I do think it's entirely reasonable for Mojang to restrict people from building pay to win-features on top of their software.
    Reply +5
  • Makkuro 21/06/2014

    The Internet is full of entitled idiots. Running a server costs money. Players clearly enjoy said servers. Why should the server operator not expect to at least have his costs covered?

    This is different of course from people who are using Minecraft as a micro transaction platform. I'm unaware of Notch making a distinction between the two, however, hence the muddled mess this has turned into.
    I understand your confusion. After all, it was a whole five sentences into the article you're commenting on.

    "The main pushback of course comes from server operators, angry at this dam being built in their money stream, leaving no ways to support or monetise servers unless you count being allowed to charge for access, for priority access, to sell cosmetic items and ranks, to accept donations and to have advertising."
    Reply +8
  • Makkuro 21/06/2014

    This actually comes back to the massive argument re: Phil Fish a few days ago.

    Why should other people make a profit from someone else's work? And why is it infinitely more acceptable within video games than it is within any other media?
    Total Biscuit has some interesting words on why Fish is wrong:

    Reply +3
  • Makkuro 21/06/2014

    huh Mojang just says that they are not allowed to get money from vanilla Minecraft.

    f.e. if server host is trying to sell diamond pick then this is problem

    if sever host is trying to sell onyx pick which is not in vanilla game then that is ok with mojang
    That is incorrect. You are not allowed to sell anything that affects gameplay for real money, regardless of whether it's in vanilla Minecraft or not. This is a complete ban on pay to win on servers running Minecraft, modded or not. Read the Q&A.
    Reply +24
  • GOG Summer Sale 2014 begins

  • Makkuro 13/06/2014

    Nuts, Legend of Grimrock, Jade Empire and Papers, Please were all interesting to me, but none of them is on sale anymore. This sale moves way too fast - at least give us a day! Reply +4
  • Managing Mother Base in Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain

  • Makkuro 11/06/2014

    @Vanmunt He's just trying to ram the point home. Reply +1
  • Steam Summer Sale 2014 starts 19th June

  • Makkuro 11/06/2014

    @the_dudefather Yes. Reply 0
  • Dark Souls dev's Project Beast revealed as Bloodborne

  • Makkuro 10/06/2014

    @agent55 Dark Souls 2 is great in 60 fps. It doesn't diminish the Soulsiness in the slightest, and improves looks and responsiveness significantly. I'll make do with 30 fps, no problem, but 60 fps would be better. Reply +4
  • Game jam reality show cancelled as indies wouldn't put up with its s***

  • Makkuro 01/04/2014

    Is that JonTron in the picture? Was he involved? Reply 0
  • Facebook buys Oculus VR for $2 billion

  • Makkuro 26/03/2014

    At least, if Facebook fucks this up, someone else will step in to pick up the slack. Perhaps it'll be Razer. Reply +3
  • Makkuro 26/03/2014

    From John Carmack's Twitter:
    I have a deep respect for the technical scale that FB operates at. The cyberspace we want for VR will be at this scale.
    This doesn't sound encouraging at all. I don't want any part of a Facebook-scale "cyberspace". Leave that for shitty 90s sci-fi movies. The scale I'm interested in includes me, the headset and my PC, and that's it.
    Reply +17
  • Makkuro 25/03/2014

    Oh dear, I hope they don't ruin it. Reply 0
  • Talking Project Morpheus with Anton Mikhailov

  • Makkuro 22/03/2014

    Can both VR headsets be watched by spectators? I know the morpheus one can as it's been shown but would be cool if the Occulus could aswell, As i feel that will be a big part on it being succesful as seeing on TV what we are viewing through VR can be just as immersive, As some people no matter how great VR is arent comftable with things covering there eyes so for those at least they still get to see VR so to speak.
    Actually, if you want to experience VR on the TV screen, there's already a device out that lets you do this, and it's a lot cheaper than the Oculus or Morpheus. It's called HDMI.
    Reply -1
  • Ace Combat: Assault Horizon update lets you ditch Games for Windows Live

  • Makkuro 25/02/2014

    @Baban_Iesu Oh, I already own it. Put a couple hundred hours or so into it on my old computer, so I'm not too bothered even if the online functionality disappears. I just want to be able to play it without using GFWL. Reply +1
  • Makkuro 25/02/2014

    @Baban_Iesu Same here.

    I've been holding off on installing Dark Souls on my new computer, simply because I don't want to sully it with GFWL.
    Reply +1
  • Sony developing Console Wars film chronicling Nintendo vs. Sega years

  • Makkuro 24/02/2014

    @andrewsqual Sega died with the release of the Saturn? Reply +1