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  • Titanfall reveals its second DLC pack Frontier's Edge

  • MrTomFTW 25/07/2014

    Excellent. I kind of fell off playing Titanfall due to the Steam Sale, this should get me back in. Reply 0
  • Frozen Endzone re-named to Frozen Cortex, rejigged in large update

  • MrTomFTW 23/07/2014

    @Cjail Would a video help? This is Frozen Synapse. Each turn is set into two phases - planning phase and action phase.

    Now, in the planning phase both players input their commands independently from each other, and when they're happy with it they submit their turn. Then in the action phase it plays both turns simultaneously at which point they can affect each other. For example one character may shoot another before that other character can complete it's commands.

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  • MrTomFTW 23/07/2014

    @penhalion
    The fact that EG didn't immediately call them on that description says volumes.
    The only thing it speaks volumes on is that you clearly haven't played this or Frozen Synapse.
    Reply +12
  • MrTomFTW 23/07/2014

    @Cjail You both submit your turn, then it runs both turns at the same time.

    The turns then will effect each other. For example, if you made one of your players move towards the ball, it may get blocked by the opponent if they saw it coming and moved their player to intercept as part of their move.

    Errr... Does that make sense?
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  • A few extraordinary pledges secure Areal Kickstarter success

  • MrTomFTW 23/07/2014

    The next update to this story will be PayPal freezing their account. Reply +11
  • MrTomFTW 21/07/2014

    Forbes, a news site that is well known for being unprofessional and biased. Reply +30
  • Five Chinese Dota 2 players win $5m

  • MrTomFTW 22/07/2014

    It was actually quite a underwhelming DIGITAL SPORTS final. VG never looked like a threat after that first match and it was all over so quickly. NewBee basically rolled them over and had their way with them.

    Which is weird considering how competitive all the previous tournament match up were!
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  • The Last of Us threatrical performance announced

  • MrTomFTW 22/07/2014

    TheatreTheatreTheatre! Reply -2
  • Yogventures studio reveals troubled development, how Yogscast "lost faith" early on

  • MrTomFTW 21/07/2014

    I can't see myself backing any further Kickstarter projects in the future. I've always known there's a certain amount of risk in doing so, not a pre-order etc. but this just brings it all into sharp focus. Reply +3
  • Google Play removing "free" label for F2P games with in-app purchases

  • MrTomFTW 21/07/2014

    A definite improvement, but it would be nice if these games are actually clearly marked as having IAPs. Reply +57
  • Every step you take: The story of Minesweeper

  • MrTomFTW 21/07/2014

    @NeoTechni Actually since Internet Explorer on Xbox One supports HTML 5 you can run a HTML 5 version of Minesweeper in 1080p :)

    Like this one: http://joeyvo.me/HTML5-minesweeper/
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  • MrTomFTW 20/07/2014

    This runs at 1080p on my PC. Reply +39
  • QuakeCon 2014 sale begins with Dishonored for £6.79

  • MrTomFTW 21/07/2014

    @RocketManGaijin 56K WARNING! Reply -1
  • MrTomFTW 18/07/2014

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  • You've got male

  • MrTomFTW 19/07/2014

    @Darksjeik Not in the Ultimate universe he's not. And it was a good move to go with the Ultimate version for the movies as you get Sam Jackson's star power. No brainer really.

    Anyway, if you really want your white Nick Fury, there's always the 1998 film "AGENT OF SHIELD" starring David Hasselhoff as Fury:

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  • MrTomFTW 19/07/2014

    @Darksjeik Sam Jackson as Nick Fury was in the comics first. They redesigned Nick for the Ultimate series and purposely made him look like Sam Jackson. Then they were lucky enough to get him to play Fury in the movies as well. Reply +1
  • MrTomFTW 19/07/2014

    For those complaining that Dan has used the term Parthenogenesis incorrectly. It's exactly what is discussed in Jurassic Park. Well kind of because it's actually Jurassic Park that gets Parthenogenesis wrong in the first place! Probably to make it easier to understand for the audience.



    Sorry, I'm a bit of a Jurassic Park geek :)
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  • MrTomFTW 19/07/2014

    @Paul_cz Because they've tried making new superheroes and no bugger buys the comics! Reply +53
  • MrTomFTW 19/07/2014

    I AM OUTRAGED that ubergine hasn't read the article yet. Reply +111
  • Xbox One's August update adds automatic download for digital purchases

  • MrTomFTW 18/07/2014

    Also a video:

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  • MrTomFTW 18/07/2014

    Activity feed updates: We’re adding new ways for you to interact with friends in the activity feed. The interface will change to a single column scrolling list that is longer and includes more content. We’ll add the ability to post text to your feed, and to “like” and comment on feed items. You can share game clips and anything else in the feed with friends either publically (to your activity feed) or privately (as an attachment to a message). You’ll also be notified when anyone likes, comments on or shares your items. Each user will get a personal feed on their profile, so you can see what specific friends have been up to. And, with SmartGlass, you can see what your friends have shared to their activity feed and “like” specific posts (additional activity feed support coming in future SmartGlass updates).
    Expanded Friends area on Home: Right from Home, see what’s going on with your friends. Stay up-to-date with their current activity, the top trending games your friends are playing, and a leaderboard to see who has been working the hardest on their Gamerscore. We’re doing an extended preview on this, rolling it into the early access preview this month to a subset of our preview audience so we can refine it until it’s ready for the entire Xbox One market.
    Mobile purchase: One of the most requested features on Xbox Feedback. Using Xbox SmartGlass or on Xbox.com, you can remotely purchase games and Add-on content. No more waiting to begin downloading when you get home – if your console is set to automatically take updates, your console will begin downloading your purchase.
    Low battery notification: You asked for it, now a notification will pop up when your controller battery is getting low.
    Disable notifications during video: Adding the ability to turn off notifications based feedback we heard from you.
    Enabling 3D Blu-ray: An update to the Blu-ray player app will enable 3D Blu-ray functionality on Xbox One.
    OneGuide in Brazil, Mexico, Austria and Ireland: Live TV listings can be configured for four new countries as part of this month’s Preview program. And now there is an OneGuide Issue Reporter available under the TV & OneGuide settings, Troubleshooting section.
    Last seen time in Friends list: Direct from Xbox Feedback, the friends list will now show how long it’s been since a friend has been online. For example, “Last seen 20m ago: Forza Motorsport 5.”
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  • Kickstarter-funded Yogventures canned, backers given Steam key for another game instead

  • MrTomFTW 17/07/2014

    Boy, the Yogscast people really have looked like a bunch of twunts over the last week. Reply +41
  • Destiny Xbox One beta won't be 1080p, but the final version will

  • MrTomFTW 17/07/2014

    @LordGreyHead
    1080p on 360 and PS3 would be piss easy. It will probably look like an Amiga port mind.
    THAT WOULD BE AWESOME! Oh please please, someone make this happen.
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  • MrTomFTW 17/07/2014

    Surely "aiming for" doesn't necessarily mean "definitely will be"?

    I say this as an Xbox One owner who will buying Destiny on that platform.
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  • Blurred lines: Are YouTubers breaking the law?

  • MrTomFTW 16/07/2014

    @Sir_Walter_Rally
    In what sense is someones assertion that Steven Seagal is an outstanding actor a valid opinion? :lol:

    To a 10 year old?

    We can all see subtlety and nuance is not his thing - and he is not outstanding as an actor.

    Change that to, is Steven Seagal an entertain actor? The answer is HELL YES.

    Purists may not enjoy him, but that does not change the fact that he entertains - be it for all the right or wrong reasons.
    BECAUSE IT'S SOMEONE'S OPINION! It can't be right or wrong because it is a subjective viewpoint influenced by a person's experiences, preferences and biases. It is no less valid than your own opinion which in turn is influenced by the same, yet variable factors.

    As for Roger Ebert... Well let's quote his view on Resident Evil: Apocalypse:

    "The movie is an utterly meaningless waste of time. There was no reason to produce it, except to make money, and there is no reason to see it, except to spend money. It is a dead zone, a film without interest, wit, imagination or even entertaining violence and special effects. ... Parents: If you encounter teenagers who say they liked this movie, do not let them date your children."

    edit: Neg me all you want Walter, it doesn't change the objective facts :)
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  • MrTomFTW 16/07/2014

    @Sir_Walter_Rally Dear God. Roger Ebert was arguably the most prolific and respected film reviewer ever.

    He reviewed pretty much everything, but then he wasn't just another staff writer for a magazine or website. He was basically THE MAN. But going in to one of his reviews you had to bear his preferences in mind because he didn't sugar coat his opinions :)
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  • MrTomFTW 16/07/2014

    @Sir_Walter_Rally
    So, someone can subjectively say Steven Seagal is an outstanding actor - and be right?
    It's not about right or wrong. It's a valid opinion.
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  • MrTomFTW 16/07/2014

    @Sir_Walter_Rally
    Sending someone who dislikes fantasy outright seems silly - but then someone who hates an entire film genre probably shouldn't be a film reviewer - or isn't professional or experienced.
    Roger Ebert's dislike of the horror genre was well known. Are you saying he wasn't professional or experienced? Should he have not been a film reviewer?
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  • MrTomFTW 16/07/2014

    @Sir_Walter_Rally Right, OK I wouldn't argue with that. But if you're an editor and you've got to send someone to the cinema to review the Fellowship Of The Rings would you prefer to send the guy who knows his shit about LOTR or the dude who doesn't really like the fantasy genre but assures you he'll give it a crack anyway? Reply +2
  • MrTomFTW 16/07/2014

    @jabberwoky I still believe it. The accuracy of a review and the reviewers subjective opinions are two separate parts of the whole review. Reply +7
  • MrTomFTW 16/07/2014

    @Sir_Walter_Rally You absolutely could.

    Could you write a review as well as someone who is, for example, knowledgeable about the books, and can comment on the accuracy to them? You could still write a good review, his would probably be better.

    Further more, could you comment on it without bias and preference getting in the way and souring the experience in one way or another? Would it affect the score at all?
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  • MrTomFTW 16/07/2014

    @jabberwoky But surely the accuracy of the review has nothing to do with the subjective opinion of the reviewer. Unless their bias is so extreme it's causing them to basically tell lies. Reply +7
  • MrTomFTW 16/07/2014

    @KingFunkIII Hahaha. I love that a lot :) Reply +3
  • MrTomFTW 16/07/2014

    @Sir_Walter_Rally I'm doing no such thing. My point still remains that reviews are and should be subjective.

    And for reviews an editor will choose someone who has shown an affinity to the genre/series of a game.
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  • MrTomFTW 16/07/2014

    @jabberwoky You were saying the "accuracy" of the review though, which means we're talking facts. Because you can't say someone's opinion is inaccurate unless they're (purposely or accidentally) misrepresenting a fact.

    For example, if you say that you don't like Battlefield 4 as only there's only two classes to choose from, that would be inaccurate.

    Saying you don't like Battlefield 4 as you think there should be more than 4 classes is fine. I'd disagree, but there we go :)
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  • MrTomFTW 16/07/2014

    @Sir_Walter_Rally I would say "not as well informed".

    I mean, I wouldn't put a lot of hours into a game or genre I didn't like. I could probably give an opinion of a JRPG game but it'd be a shit review as I don't like them and don't often play them.
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  • MrTomFTW 16/07/2014

    @jabberwoky
    Saying a review is purely personal means a reviewer always has a get out clause for its accuracy
    That's not true at all. No-one would ever suggest a factually inaccurate review can be defended by saying it's someone's opinion.

    And choosing who should review a game is a matter of choosing who would be most knowledgeable about it. You wouldn't get chosen to review GTA as you really don't like it, therefore you wouldn't be able to identify what GTA V (for example) brings to the table over it's predecessors and probably competing titles too.
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  • MrTomFTW 16/07/2014

    @jabberwoky If you were a reviewer and you really can't stand GTA I'd not expect an editor to assign you the latest GTA game to review. You're going to be unfairly biased against it.

    And sure, you CAN be objective but a review is about your subjective opinion on a game. You can objectively talk about it's features, it's plot, it's graphics and so on but a review needs subjective opinion otherwise you're just writing a fact-sheet. That's what's going to influence that infernal number at the end of the text most of all.
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  • MrTomFTW 16/07/2014

    @Sir_Walter_Rally
    Then you are saying that reviews absolutely cannot be wrong, because they are only personal opinion, is this right?!
    Pretty much. I mean, there may be edge cases where a reviewer writes something that is factually inaccurate, that would make it wrong. But you don't often see that in professional publications/websites.
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  • MrTomFTW 16/07/2014

    @TeaFiend Thank you. Reply 0
  • MrTomFTW 16/07/2014

    @slowdog1976 Indeed. But it was working when they reviewed it as it didn't all collapse over until the general public all flooded on to the servers.

    Anyway, the BF4 situations has led EG to withhold review scores on mainly multiplayer games until the game has been tested out in the wild. (See: the Titanfall review).
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  • MrTomFTW 16/07/2014

    @Sir_Walter_Rally Uh... There's no easy way to say this but... You clearly don't understand the purpose of a review.

    A review is nothing but a personal opinion. They can't "cower behind it" because that's literally all it is and all it can be. Your opinion is different, you'd score those games differently? Well good for you. Go write your own review.
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  • MrTomFTW 16/07/2014

    @Sir_Walter_Rally If you disagree with a review it doesn't mean the review is wrong, or "off mark" or whatever. It means you have a difference of opinion.

    I'm still amazed some people don't understand this :s
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  • MrTomFTW 16/07/2014

    You want to know what really gets me though?

    So often you'll hear actually journalists get accused of being biased or in the pay of game devs/publishers/console manufacturers. It can ruin credibility, and damage careers. I see it everywhere, people get kinda rabid about it.

    But these guys on YouTube are treated like an everyman, so their opinions are often highly valued these days. Yet they happily take the money and now we're finding out, hardly anyone gives a fuck.

    Why do people not care more? Why are we not holding them to the same standards as journalists, reviewers and professional writers?
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  • Sting a pre-order bonus for WWE 2K15

  • MrTomFTW 15/07/2014

    @Rusty_M Well it also marks their first game with 2K. I'm kinda hoping they've actually been given a budget and an opportunity to do something with it this time around :D Reply +1
  • MrTomFTW 15/07/2014

    Never mind Sting, you know what would get me to consider pre-ordering?

    SHOWING SOME GAME FOOTAGE.

    It's the first WWE game of this console generation, it's mere months away from release and there's not been even a single screenshot.
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  • There's a new Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles game for Xbox 360 Kinect

  • MrTomFTW 15/07/2014

    Glad you mentioned Eye Toy Tom, that's the very first thing that sprang to mind when I saw those screens.

    Also this:
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  • Sony: PS4 targeting Wii owners who skipped PS3 and Xbox 360

  • MrTomFTW 15/07/2014

    I thought the problem with the Wii, which has now come to bite the Wii U on the arse, is that the majority of those Wii owners were just following a fad and have no real interest in gaming.

    So why would they buy a PS4 and some remastered games?
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  • The International Dota 2 tournament down to final eight teams

  • MrTomFTW 15/07/2014

    @Benno Yep. That's them. There's also Na'Vi US as well now. Reply 0
  • MrTomFTW 15/07/2014

    Oh and that last Titan vs NewBee match was great. Over in 18 minutes due to NewBee killing Rochan at the buzzer and then proceeding to stomp over Titan thanks to the early level lead. Worth watching. Reply 0