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  • Ubisoft deactivating keys it says were "fraudulently" obtained and resold

  • Pasco_ 26/01/2015

    Even if what Ubisoft's doing is technically legal (and until we know more about exactly why they are deactivating some of these keys, that might not be the case) that doesn't make it right.

    If Ubisoft should be going after anyone, it's the key resellers and distributors that they have a problem with, not innocent customers who purchased their products in good faith.
    Reply +2
  • Elder Scrolls Online gets console release date, drops subscription

  • Pasco_ 21/01/2015

    So glad I bought the Imperial Edition at launch.

    Just kidding, it was bobbins.
    Reply +26
  • Rich Stanton on: Cheesing Destiny

  • Pasco_ 17/01/2015

    To be absolutely clear: Destiny is like a shit cover-band version of a WoW / PSO mashup.

    It does nothing new, even the ways in which it is total bullshit are not new, and the ways players are finding to skip said bullshit are certainly not new.

    Destiny is only interesting if you live in a world utterly devoid of context or history. This article could have been written about any number of shitty MMOs, but why would you bother when there are so many good ones worth writing about instead?
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  • Pasco_ 17/01/2015

    Surely we're all guilty of cheesing it up, whether for laughs or more mercenary reasons, but one game has finally managed to... well, make a game out of it.
    Yes! Of course! Destiny is the first and only game to have taken 'cheesing' to this level! No other game has ever had a playerbase dedicated to finding exploits and ways to get the best loot faster! This has never, ever, happened before! Isn't Destiny so unique and interesting! We should keep writing articles about it!

    It's like when Halo came out all over again. Bungie games must emit some kind of PC-gaming-forgetfulness field, whereby anyone exposed to them forgets PC games exist, and so make themselves appear revolutionary.

    There is nothing special about Destiny, when looked at with the appropriate historical perspective, just as Halo was nothing mindblowing if your knowledge of FPS went further than Goldeneye.
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  • GTA 5 PC pre-orders include a free Rockstar game

  • Pasco_ 16/01/2015

    Never pre-order, never ever, unless you're getting something good out of the deal, and especially when dealing with companies who have spotty records.

    I would not class any of this as particularly good, and Rockstar's PC ports sure as hell count as spotty.

    Fake Edit: olol, not even a Steam key. No chance in hell.
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  • Hotline Miami 2 banned in Australia

  • Pasco_ 15/01/2015

    It is entirely possible for media (books, films, videogames) to deal with difficult subjects such as rape, and to depict them (even extremely graphically) in a context that is warranted.

    However, having played the first Hotline Miami, and from what I know about the sequel, it strikes me that the inclusion of rape is due to a sense of one-upmanship ("how can we make the sequel even more fucked up?") rather than a true desire to explore the issue in a meaningful way. I am therefore extremely uncomfortable with it's inclusion, and probably wont buy the game, as well as attempting to steer others away from purchasing it.

    Having said all of that, governmental censorship of this kind is wrong. Hotline Miami 2 is clearly not hate speech, not is it attempting to incite people to rape women. It is problematic, it is gross, it is not something I wish to experience, but that does not mean it should be censored.

    If stores don't want to sell it, as with GTA V, that is their prerogative. If people want to boycott it, or protest it, then that is also within the rights of people in a free society.

    But governmental censorship is the line that should not be crossed, short of the banning of hate speech, incitement to violence, "FIRE!" in a crowded theatre, etc.
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  • Total War: Warhammer revealed

  • Pasco_ 14/01/2015

    Should have been Total WAAAGH! Reply +6
  • Grand Theft Auto 5 PC release date delayed until March

  • Pasco_ 13/01/2015

    Delay sucks, but those specs are ridiculously achievable, so glad I'll get to see this with all the bells and whistles. Reply +1
  • Microsoft announces Forza Motorsport 6 for Xbox One

  • Pasco_ 13/01/2015

    What a shock!

    Although, this is exactly the sort of thing that would traditionally have been a big E3 press conference reveal, and now it gets a tweet and a Youtube video, which will probably have a thousand times the reach for much less time and effort.

    We live in interesting times.
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  • Did you know Gaming? runs through the Sega Dreamcast

  • Pasco_ 12/01/2015

    The Dreamcast didn't fail SEGA, SEGA failed the Dreamcast.

    Godspeed you wonderful machine.
    Reply +26
  • In Theory: Nintendo's next-gen hardware - and the strategy behind it

  • Pasco_ 10/01/2015

    ...actual next-gen gameplay concepts...
    Drink!
    Reply +9
  • Ultra-rare recalled NES game being sold for $40k on eBay

  • Pasco_ 10/01/2015

    It's worth remembering on stories like this that The Highest Bidder on This Super-Rare Videogame Probably Won’t Pay. Reply 0
  • Cara Ellison on: The Poetics of Space

  • Pasco_ 04/01/2015

    Bachelard's "Poetics of Space" is probably the most important book that most game designers have never read
    One of the true limiting factors currently constraining games is the utter wallowing illiteracy of many of it's finest artists.

    So much potential (not to mention money) is squandered by those who could be great, but settle for the excesses of success.

    The same is true of every other popular art-form to an extent, but games have barrelled past music and even film in their high-speed sprint towards vapidity.
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  • Eurogamer's Game of the Year 2014

  • Pasco_ 01/01/2015

    Looking at that top 10, you'd think 2014 had been a really shit year for videogames.

    I mean look at that top 3. The latest incarnation of an archaic and staid kart racing series, a tremendously flawed and generally loathed MMOFPS, and a CCG that relies on it's license and flashy whizzbang effects.

    I think EG's New Year's Resolution needs to be to play some better games.
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  • Games of 2014: Destiny

  • Pasco_ 26/12/2014

    You've got to be fucking kidding me. Reply +7
  • Games of 2014: Threes

  • Pasco_ 25/12/2014

    2048 is better.

    Doge2048 is best.
    Reply -10
  • Destiny has had just shy of 13 million players

  • Pasco_ 23/12/2014

    @Folant No, it's been repeatedly clarified that it was the budget for just the first game, including marketing.

    It is unclear whether it also included the planned DLC, patches and ongoing infrastructure costs.
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  • Pasco_ 23/12/2014

    If you give out bullshit stats like "number of people who have ever played our game at any point ever" instead of sales numbers, that sort of speaks for itself.

    Bungie and Activision clearly took a bath on Destiny. Based on the reported sell in ($500 million) vs the reported sell through ($325 million) during launch, they're still probably ~$100 million in the hole (video game sales are notoriously front-loaded).

    Bungie better hope that 10 year multi-game franchise contract is pretty water tight, or I can see Activision kicking their asses to the curb over this half-baked flop.
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  • Xbox One vs PlayStation 4: Year One

  • Pasco_ 21/12/2014

    Yep, just keep banging that "900p/1080p is a minimal difference" drum.

    Utterly ridiculous for DF to continually attempt to dismiss such an obvious and purely technical positive for one console over the other.

    Given the choice, and with all else remaining equal, no-one would ever choose 900p over 1080p. There is no possible argument, no aesthetic or artistic merit to be questioned, it is a simple case of 1080p being superior to 900p.

    As a PC gamer not intending to buy either of the new platforms, it still boggles my mind that something as in your face and unquestionable as the rendering resolution of a title can be brushed off as some minor factor, in an article on DF which claims to be explicitly technically focussed.
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  • Controversial mass murdering game Hatred appears on Steam Greenlight

  • Pasco_ 16/12/2014

    When a title goes through the Greenlight process and is accepted, it's publisher on Steam becomes Valve.

    This isn't a case of Valve not allowing Hatred to be sold on Steam, it is that Valve does not want to be the publisher of a title like Hatred.

    Of course, the Neo-Nazi links to this developer are enough to make me hope no-one sells it, buys it, plays it, or has anything to do with these fucks.
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  • Windows 10 leak reveals new Xbox app for PC

  • Pasco_ 15/12/2014

    PC gamers will be keen to see what Spencer has up his sleeve following the winding down of the divisive Games for Windows Live platform.
    No we fucking won't.

    Microsoft can do one.
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  • Rich Stanton on: GTA's growing pains

  • Pasco_ 13/12/2014

    Spot on Rich.

    If GTA has ever thought to look up from the gutter, you wouldn't be able to tell from it's content. All too happy to punch down with it's comedy for however often it decides to punch up.

    And that would be fine, sort of, I suppose. If it wasn't for a bunch of semi-intellectuals who want to treat it as some brilliant satire, or approach it as though it has Something to Say About Society.

    It doesn't. Or rather it does, but what it has to say is so banal that it might as well not bother.

    I've enjoyed every GTA I've played (right from the first, though 2 wasn't so good) and enjoyed them for exactly what they are. That doesn't mean I can't see and condemn their spiteful, hateful, misogynistic, racist and homophobic elements.
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  • Eurogamer readers' top 50 games of 2014 voting

  • Pasco_ 12/12/2014

    Not sure on the policy for Early Access stuff, but if it can be, Next Car Game: Wreckfest deserves to be on the list.

    Also Dreamfall Chapters and Massive Chalice, not my cup of tea, but definitely list-worthy.

    EDIT: Oh, and Xenonauts.
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  • The Crew review

  • Pasco_ 10/12/2014

    "The AI rubber banding in particular is outrageous, ensuring that if the game has decided that you're only worthy of battling for third in a race, then barring a massive accident on the final stretch that's exactly where you'll finish."

    If that's true, then this game is trash.

    Looks like ass too, especially stuff in the distance and a lot of the texture work, Oblivion had better graphics and that was a 360 launch game.
    Reply +12
  • Destiny alert: this week's Nightfall and Heroic strikes are locked behind The Dark Below DLC

  • Pasco_ 09/12/2014

    Huh.

    They've actually managed to make this worse than the normal MMO style of expansion purchasing 'encouragement', that's kind of impressive really.

    Fuckers.
    Reply +10
  • BioWare outlines big Dragon Age: Inquisition patch due out today

  • Pasco_ 09/12/2014

    Played for 40 hours on PC.

    Performance is shonky, KB+M controls are unbelievably bad (especially considering how good they were in Dragon Age Origins), audio and graphical glitches are absolutely everywhere.

    This is still my Game of the Year by a country mile (only Shadow of Mordor even gets close), so kudos to Bioware for making a game so fantastic I don't even care that it's broken.
    Reply +2
  • PlayStation Experience conference live report

  • Pasco_ 06/12/2014

    We got a Day of the Tentacle re-master, so this was a baller press conference Reply 0
  • Pasco_ 06/12/2014

    booooooooooooo Reply 0
  • Pasco_ 06/12/2014

    I'd rather listen to this shitty mix Reply 0
  • Pasco_ 06/12/2014

    Please leave them muted Reply 0
  • Pasco_ 06/12/2014

    If this really is the end, this is a very weird way to end your presser Reply 0
  • Pasco_ 06/12/2014

    The ultimate walking simulator, we have generated the entire universe for you to walk around in Reply 0
  • Pasco_ 06/12/2014

    Galaxy size - huge. Draw distance - tiny Reply 0
  • Pasco_ 06/12/2014

    The LoD transitions in this are atrocious Reply 0
  • Pasco_ 06/12/2014

    Pop in, pop in everywhere Reply 0
  • Pasco_ 06/12/2014

    Shouldn't this have been in the other "PC release coming to PS4" section of the conference? Reply 0
  • Pasco_ 06/12/2014

    Oh, it's just a re-release, not a remaster, lame. Reply 0
  • Pasco_ 06/12/2014

    DO IT Reply 0
  • Pasco_ 06/12/2014

    Horror could be a great fit for roguelikes Reply 0
  • Pasco_ 06/12/2014

    Yikes, the letterboxing and FOV make this look way too claustrophobic Reply 0
  • Pasco_ 06/12/2014

    "played in realtime" Played? Reply 0
  • Pasco_ 06/12/2014

    I am mystified Reply 0
  • Pasco_ 06/12/2014

    HELLS YES Reply 0
  • Pasco_ 06/12/2014

    Really love the main Broken Age theme Reply 0
  • Pasco_ 06/12/2014

    Those were some pro Gangbeast moves right there Reply 0
  • Pasco_ 06/12/2014

    Huh, not a Timed Exclusive Reply 0
  • Pasco_ 06/12/2014

    (and PC) Reply 0
  • Pasco_ 06/12/2014

    The perfect place to announce the Dreamcast 2 Reply 0
  • Pasco_ 06/12/2014

    Wooo, games we've already played, wooo Reply 0
  • Pasco_ 06/12/2014

    @alimokrane "Console Debut" generally means "shit you can already play on PC". Reply 0