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  • How about Elite: Dangerous on PS4 and Xbox One?

  • MrFlump 14/07/2014

    While having more people accessing a title like this would be a good thing, I honestly don't know how it would translate to console in terms of controls.

    I'm running on an X52 at the moment and running out of buttons to map!
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  • David Braben explains Elite: Dangerous 100 premium beta

  • MrFlump 11/07/2014

    So many comments about the barrier of the 100 entry. This is a BETA. Hell, the beta is actually only 50 since Premium Beta is almost over. You aren't forced to buy into it. The game will be available for the resonable price of 35 soon with no monthly subscription and you can choose to play it as much or as little as you like.

    This (Charging more for betas) is the reason that I completely skipped Planetary Annihilation and this is the same reason that I will completely ignore Elite D as well because no matter how awesome classic Elite was, by doing this Braben is proving that he is worth less than dog poop.
    So you're passing up on a great game for 35, because you dont want to pay for a completely optional 50 beta?
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  • MrFlump 11/07/2014

    It's greedy and exploitative. He could have easily done the same for 50 or 60 pounds. 100 for beta 200 for alpha is just greedy. I notice must of the defenders are people that paid up the money.
    It wasn't greedy at Kickstarter, and without those high tier people, they wouldn't have met the funding goal. The pricing on the site matched the kickstarter values for the same access. Given the people during the kickstarter took a risk on it, they got some incentives to help motivate them to part with their cash, now there is a playable game there, its opened up at the same entry cost to others - IF they choose to get involved.

    What actually is the issue here?
    Reply +12
  • MrFlump 11/07/2014

    @melnificent Or you could argue - well done for holding it back and responding to the feedback from alpha testing and design discussion forums and making it a better game rather than rushing out a half-assed release and tarnishing the name and reputation of the title. Reply +9
  • MrFlump 11/07/2014

    @RodHull Single player mode is coming as well for release. There are offline scenarios in the current beta. Reply +4
  • MrFlump 11/07/2014

    I paid 200 for the Alpha access. Why? Because I wanted to see this game made and my investment was towards seeing that happen. Do I care if someone else only pays 35 to get the final game at release? No. I've supported the devs because me and many others both wanted to and could and wanted to support them in making this a worthy game to play.

    When people talk about paying 100 for the premium beta, its a misconception - its not JUST the beta. You're paying 50 for standard beta access (which is likely to be a good few months) which includes a full copy of the game anyway and you get the lifetime expansion pass for the game also which comes in at 35 just now. So technically, you were paying 15 to get in at the first post-alpha release. There was also a post (I can't find it just now) suggesting that during beta and after launch that premium beta owners would be able to access beta patches as the expansions were worked on.

    If you don't want to pay to get access to the beta, the solution (like all the other early access titles and other kickstarter tiers that give alpha/beta access) is very simple. Wait for release.
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  • Sniper Elite 3 has a 10GB day one patch on Xbox One

  • MrFlump 23/06/2014

    This is a dangerous precedent to set. Day 1 patches are becoming more and more accepted and this is just pushing things a bit too far for my liking. Why this wasn't considered as part of the QA before it went gold is a worry. Reply +38
  • Ubisoft's E3 conference

  • MrFlump 10/06/2014

    6 years for rainbow 6. 10 years for BG&E.

    Get your shit together ubi!
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  • MrFlump 09/06/2014

    Fitness is still boring. I'm sure my neighbours beneath me would love me jumping around the living room like a tit. Reply 0
  • EA's E3 press conference

  • MrFlump 09/06/2014

    I think PSN just died haha Reply 0
  • MrFlump 09/06/2014

    @YoshiMcTaggis and that's what the screaming woman in the audience said... Reply 0
  • MrFlump 09/06/2014

    Levolution! Reply 0
  • MrFlump 09/06/2014

    Yeah, because when there are 16 criminals, you would only send 16 cops... Reply 0
  • MrFlump 09/06/2014

    That girl squealing clearly getting a hard line right there. Reply 0
  • MrFlump 09/06/2014

    Feel the emotion, feel the experience. Feel Suarez sink his teeth into you. Reply 0
  • MrFlump 09/06/2014

    Yes! Finally! Reply 0
  • MrFlump 09/06/2014

    Last time I was open and honest with EA, I got banned from the sim city forums. Reply 0
  • MrFlump 09/06/2014

    Surely Multi User Online Battle Arena is MUOBA? Reply 0
  • MrFlump 09/06/2014

    PGA Battlefield Reply 0
  • MrFlump 09/06/2014

    Was that Alan Carr on the dev team? Reply 0
  • MrFlump 09/06/2014

    EA Sports... bringing you more ways to have 3D models awkwardly mount each other. Reply 0
  • MrFlump 09/06/2014

    This sims presentation makes me want to kill... Reply 0
  • Microsoft's E3 press conference

  • MrFlump 09/06/2014

    Suspiciously absent information about release dates. This stuff might not be around until 2016 for all we know. Reply 0
  • MrFlump 09/06/2014

    *sigh* more CGI... Reply 0
  • MrFlump 09/06/2014

    Never played the original Phantom Dust, so this does nothing for me :) Reply 0
  • MrFlump 09/06/2014

    Okay, new tomb raider is good news. Definitive edition was excellent so hoping a next gen version improves on that. Reply 0
  • MrFlump 09/06/2014

    "Lets take a look at a number of indie games we've held to ransom with a release parity clause" Reply 0
  • MrFlump 09/06/2014

    Yes! This is what we've all been waiting for!! Dance Central time! Reply 0
  • MrFlump 09/06/2014

    I often wonder if Microsoft and Sony would be better off investing the money they pay for exclusive content in towards their own first party studios. Timed exclusivity does not in any way influence my decision on which platform to buy for. Reply +1
  • MrFlump 09/06/2014

    @TeaFiend the door open is the unsafe bit you're concerned about? Not the drifting at 100mph around a cliff edge? Reply 0
  • MrFlump 09/06/2014

    Haha! #ForzaClub Reply 0
  • MrFlump 09/06/2014

    I think whats depressing is the amount of drip fed CoD news items we're going to have to contend with until the end of the year when its out. Reply 0
  • MrFlump 09/06/2014

    Oh my god... the suspense and the believable acting! Reply 0
  • MrFlump 09/06/2014

    Its the matrix! Reply 0
  • MrFlump 09/06/2014

    Are those scaliness the game or the stream?! Reply 0
  • MrFlump 09/06/2014

    Amazing that its something you need to announce that your E3 briefing is going to be all about games. Reply 0
  • Elite: Dangerous Premium Beta dated, entry costs 100

  • MrFlump 30/05/2014

    @DanSmith09 Because its not just the beta. Its the full game at the end of it as well as all expansion packs included in that as the game develops over the next few years. You won't need to pay for any more after that, and you get the advantage of being able to test and play the game ahead of its launch. Reply +5
  • MrFlump 30/05/2014

    @makeamazing That would be extremely doubtful, the amount of controls is quite high on the game. I've been playing the alpha with a Saitek X52 and i'm struggling to place all the controls on that and still having to use keyboard for some things like supercruise etc. Reply +1
  • Evolution addresses DriveClub micro-transactions concern

  • MrFlump 22/05/2014

    I do think that if it were a catch-up DLC then that is fine, as in, it's not available until a couple of months after launch to ensure everyone is on a level playing field at the start with regards to access to vehicles.

    If you get someone coming in say 6 to 8 months from now buying the game at a likely reduced price and just wants to unlock the vehicles to quickly catch up with the rest of their mates who might be playing I dont see the issue. Its the fact its available day 1 that concerns me a bit.
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  • Newspaper report linking stabbing of Leeds teacher to Dark Souls disputed

  • MrFlump 29/04/2014

    In the second paragraph of the report, the reader describes the Daily Mail as "depressed loners who spend long periods online misrepresenting ultra-violent video games".
    Fixed that there for you. No idea when the Daily Mail actually became a news source....
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  • Getting to play Destiny: better than Halo?

  • MrFlump 28/04/2014

    Your video says that there was no confirmed date yet, I thought it was announced for September 9th release? Reply +7
  • "We're not evil villains building an empire"

  • MrFlump 14/04/2014

    King, like Zynga and all these other companies intent on making money off of the casual gaming market should not be considered as gaming news.

    In my view, these aren't games. They're interactive fruit machines taking advantage of people who don't understand the scope and cost of their addictions by paying for small bursts of entertainment.

    The sooner that sites stop giving these money fleecing titles and companies any kind of validation and free advertising by mentioning them the better.
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  • Jon Hare's Word Explorer out now

  • MrFlump 03/04/2014

    If it has the cannon fodder theme tune doctored to say "Words never been so much fun", I'll be getting it now! Reply +11
  • Oculus Rift's John Carmack reckons Facebook "get the Big Picture"

  • MrFlump 31/03/2014

    Death threats have no place in the industry. Hell, the whole bully culture of anonymity on the internet needs to be stopped and these people need to be called out and something done about them. We've had Oculus staff, Phil Fish and Adam Orth of late getting pretty serious abuse thrown at them.

    As for the whole Facebook thing, the problem I see with Oculus now is that while they have the backing to help make it a reality, many people just don't want to give Facebook money for a product. I don't want to give them any cash which is why I've cancelled my dev kit 2 order. I know people in the UK who would never get Sky TV on the basis that Rupert Murdoch gets some of the cut. Its the principle that matters here, and in my eyes, Oculus sold out their principles.
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  • Sony layoffs hit three UK studios

  • MrFlump 25/03/2014

    This stuff happens all the time in most businesses. We've got a booming oil industry here in Aberdeen yet many of the big companies like Shell, Amec, BP always have reviews like this.

    It will likely be about profit margins. Sony probably have a great revenue stream with the PS4 and the games they make, but the profit margins are likely not growing in line with that. It's possible that many of the roles are simply not required and by making say a Producer redundant opens up the opportunity to bring in a specific type of developer more suited to what they need. You generally target overheads first in business and higher overheads (those they spent a load of cash on bringing in and high salaries who aren't meeting expectations) and middle management will usually be the ones to go first.
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  • Diablo 3: Reaper of Souls' launch "will be fine"

  • MrFlump 24/03/2014

    I wrote off Diablo 3 after the whole issue with the Auction House, the horrific drop rate, the lack of replayability. I have to admit that the 2.0 patch really has brought the fun back. The game actually feels like there's some progression again with the Paragon and varied torment levels, you even feel like you're being rewarded with upgrades for your character when you're playing as well.

    My copy from GMG hasn't arrived today so I expect it tomorrow so I'll likely miss any server fun that will happen tonight. I do expect though that they will not sell anywhere near as many as their original release due to the huge bridge burning exercise that was error 37.
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  • UK chart: inFamous: Second Son dethrones Titanfall

  • MrFlump 24/03/2014

    @mushi_mush I've been trying to forget about it :) - Its great, but that game scares the crap out of me! Reply +2
  • MrFlump 24/03/2014

    @moroboshi The difference is that I like to fully complete a lot of the games I play. Assassin's Creed 4 took up a huge amount of time 100%ing the single player. Also 100%ed Tomb Raider reboot. Infamous I've done the good karma to 100% and now I'll go back and play it evil karma. I've got Thief I need to complete still (barely got started on it), hardly scratched the surface of NFS:Rivals or Lego Marvel. I've got a few more levels to complete in Knack but i've started playing it co-op as well and I'm still playing Battlefield 4.

    Spent a while exploring Flower and Flow as well and still need to complete them fully. Resogun I'm still fighting through saving all the humans. Downloaded and not even had a chance to play through Dead Nation yet either and Fez coming out this week is just going to kill off a few more days.

    That on top of some non-PS4 titles like Elite:Dangerous, South Park and Diablo 3 ROS beta have also eaten into my time.

    So yeah, backlog and I'd not say its low standards.
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  • MrFlump 24/03/2014

    @chrisno21 What the hell are you talking about? There are loads of PS4 games out there. I've already got a backlog.

    You are aware that multiplatform titles still count as games? Are you one of these people who also discount all the indie and F2P titles out there as well?
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  • MrFlump 24/03/2014

    Did a full clear through of the game on expert over the past few days - really enjoyed it and I recommend expert difficulty to everyone!

    It's a really enjoyable game which deserves to be selling well.
    Reply +28