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  • What do you actually do in games?

  • Scimarad 30/09/2016

    Good job the question wasn't what do gamers do or the answer would be very quick; Moan about stuff. Reply +1
  • Face-Off: Forza Horizon 3

  • Scimarad 30/09/2016

    I'd love to get a consistent 30fps on my PC as it's smooth as anything until I get into Surfer's Paradise at which point it seems to go to shit whatever I do to the settings. Weird, as the Xbox version doesn't seem to have an issue there. Reply 0
  • Advertising Standards launches investigation into No Man's Sky

  • Scimarad 29/09/2016

    @George-Roper

    I'm responding to the thing that YOU mentioned so don't give me that shit!

    Don't get me wrong, I think it's utterly fucking stupid that they were still using those trailers and screenshots that were totally unrepresentative and they (and Steam!) need to be taken to task for that BUT there's a difference between valid complaints and nitpicking a thousand little inconsistencies, many of which nobody would usually give a shit about.

    The whole thing is incredibly disingenuous and, while Hello Games made some pretty big fuck ups marketing-wise (and don't forget Sony), the spectacular over-reaction by gamers isn't exactly painting a great picture of the gaming community and it's level of immaturity either.

    The whole thing is way past embarrassingly out of proportion by this point and can you honestly see any of these people slinging accusations being happy with ANY outcome? No, they're having to much fun bitching than they ever would have had with the game.

    I'm not saying anything new and let's face it, people in comments threads care more about 'winning' arguments than actually thinking about a given issue anyway.
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  • Scimarad 29/09/2016

    @George-Roper

    Would that have made or broken the game?

    "Yay! I can't wait for this game where animals can move the vegetation! What?!?! They can't?!?!! I WANT MY MONEY BACK!!!!!1111"
    Reply -1
  • Scimarad 28/09/2016

    While this is a good thing and I hope it makes developers and publishers more honest, I do worry that all this extremely vocal backlash will just reinforce the tendency of the industry to fund only the safest mass market games. Reply +4
  • Forget Chewbacca, it's Bossk racking up the massive killstreaks in Star Wars Battlefront

  • Scimarad 23/09/2016

    @UKPlay

    I love that version of Dengar! That's how he actually talks in my head:)
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  • Scimarad 23/09/2016

    You've been Bossked! Reply -1
  • Forza Horizon 3, the greatest racer in an age, studies the greats

  • Scimarad 20/09/2016

    No Ben.

    Pre-ordered.
    Reply +1
  • Looking back at Spore in a post-No Man's Sky world

  • Scimarad 19/09/2016

    @maxthompson

    No, I'm saying the vast majority of what he said the honestly expected to put in the game but their reach exceeded their grasp. What are you suggesting, that they concocted a massive scam specifically to con poor innocent gamers?

    When I hear someone say 'working ecosystem' that particular developer bluster translates to most people as 'some of the things kill some of the other things' not this is a massive in depth simulation.

    FFS, have you not heard someone talking up their project before? Maybe I'm older and more sceptical.
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  • Scimarad 19/09/2016

    @spamdangled

    ...and it should have been completely obvious for anyone with at least half a brain that all of that stuff was nonsense based on what we were seeing.

    Every single video we saw showed a big bunch of planets clumped together. Every video seemed to show the same sort of gameplay that's in the game. Did you ever once see any suggestion in any one the gameplay videos beyond that first inflated trailer that their was anything remotely resembling a working ecosystem. That was a prime example of a developer thinking they could do something and not managing to do it.

    Getting annoyed at the fact that the portals don't work and that the planets don't move across the sky with the passage of time is a legitimate moan but getting annoyed at the method for determining the colour of the sky isn't really grounds for a refund.

    Did you really believe that every atom was procedural?
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  • Scimarad 18/09/2016

    @spamdangled

    I'm curious which features you mean when you know for sure he was lying through his teeth.
    Reply +1
  • Scimarad 18/09/2016

    @I_Am_CatButler

    Yeah, I definitely agree that way too much emphasis is based on the procedural thing and the whole concept of having an 'evolutionary' game or a 'space exploration' game tend to get lost.

    Some version of No Man's Sky with a few handcrafted(or at least hand-edited) systems rather than an infinity of dice rolls sounds like a really good idea but I suppose there was no way someone like Hello Games was going to pull that off.

    C'mon! Someone just make a modern day Mercenary III but with more...you know...game.
    Reply +1
  • Scimarad 18/09/2016

    @Rogueywon

    Erm....I'm pretty sure no one of those games took you from single cell to space age and even if you are talking about game mechanics they are all single games and not multiple games types collected together with a really cool editor.

    I'm not sure how could really have missed what I was trying to say except on purpose.
    Reply +5
  • Scimarad 18/09/2016

    I think the problem here is that most gamers have nowhere near realistic expectations when it comes to games. NMS isn't helped by Sean Murray's mouth running away from him (though hilariously some people actually believe he knowingly conned people by design) but it's got to say something when plenty of people got No Man's Sky and said "Er.. what's all the fuss about? This is exactly what I was expecting from this game based on what I saw."

    I've got plenty of problems with the design of NMS, not least the fact that there are WAY too many buildings on the planets, portals don't work and practically every single reward I'm given or pick up it turns out I've already got but I can't see a lot of the games detractors enjoying this even if it did have the stuff they apparently feel betrayed over.

    And Spore? Please show me any game that even attempted to do what that game did and that's before we even get to how good the various editors were.

    The real 'tragedy' of these games is that what really should happen are attempts to do the good stuff but fix the problems, not consign the whole concept to the scrap heap.
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  • Watch: 7 new details we love in Forza Horizon 3

  • Scimarad 18/09/2016

    I see some King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard heading to my One Drive soon...

    Oh, god! Ben!! What an absolute fucking twat that man was. In my head the reason he isn't in this game is because I had a 'brake failure' soon after starting FH2 and then accidentally reversed back over him a bit.
    Reply +1
  • Star Citizen's first-person shooting changes coming along nicely

  • Scimarad 18/09/2016

    At the risk of sounding even more like a broken record I really hope there is plenty to do in the single player game; There's plenty of us unsociable sods out here that would still love to play this! Reply +6
  • The space that isn't

  • Scimarad 17/09/2016

    "But I live in a real apartment building full of flats, and it has never occurred to me to break into them. Still, it was the first thing it occurred to me to do when I stepped out of the door of Adam Jensen's apartment."

    You see, that's the thing; I still think that way in videogames unless I'm specifically playing, or trying to play, someone criminal or evil. Maybe it's the roleplayer in me but I still try not to be a dick even if it's not real because that's how I'm naturally inclined.
    Reply +5
  • Sony's Shuhei Yoshida on No Man's Sky

  • Scimarad 16/09/2016

    @GG7

    That actually makes me feel slightly better:)

    Don't get me wrong; I feel people should be able to express their dissatisfaction but I don't really see what the point of all abuse is or exactly who it helps when a comment from the developer just gets the same stream of "Your a liar!!!11" variants. It doesn't help anybody or achieve anything.
    Reply +2
  • Scimarad 16/09/2016

    @spotter5

    Have you seen the replies every time either him or Hello Games post anything on twitter? People are acting in such an infantile way that it makes using that as way to deliver information largely pointless. The whole situation has made me realise that I love games but really, really hate gamers.
    Reply +5
  • Scimarad 16/09/2016

    @ronorra

    I think it's best if you think of comments threads as a playground argument. It's no use trying to tell those kids something interesting as they'll just call you names, laugh at you and you go back to arguing about which machine is 'the bestest'. Also, people will probably think you are a Paedo though I may have taken the comparison too far...
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  • Birthdays the Beginning confirmed for Europe

  • Scimarad 16/09/2016

    Something a bit different for consoles. That can't be a bad thing. Reply +6
  • What if Uncharted 4 on PS4 Pro ran at 60fps?

  • Scimarad 13/09/2016

    @Megaspacer

    I was agreeing right up until you used the word fanboys...
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  • Scimarad 13/09/2016

    I am so so glad that I'm lucky enough to not really give a crap about this 30fps/60fps thing. I play plenty of games at 60fps on my PC but I can't say I ever once thought Uncharted 4 was in some way deficient because it was running at 30fps.

    I'm sure this is considered a crime equal to murder judging by the comments...
    Reply +1
  • Valve finally takes on Steam user review score manipulation

  • Scimarad 13/09/2016

    Steam reviews read like an especially childish comments thread a lot of the time anyway. The good reviews (useful, I mean) are lost in a tide of crap. Reply +5
  • Sony Tokyo Game Show 2016 conference live report

  • Scimarad 13/09/2016

    @Malek86

    Yeah, but if it bombs you want get anything to play on it...
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  • Scimarad 13/09/2016

    Oh god, VR is suddenly creepy. Reply 0
  • Scimarad 13/09/2016

    That looked like Everything Musou. Reply 0
  • Forza Horizon 3: still the only racing game for everyone

  • Scimarad 12/09/2016

    I think I'd like an open world car game that isn't quite so generous with the cars and money. I'd like to start in some crappy normal car and really have to earn each upgrade. And someday, possibly, be able to buy something daft and unfeasibly fast. Reply +2
  • Final Fantasy 15 playable at EGX 2016

  • Scimarad 09/09/2016

    @smallblueslime

    Come on, Lost Odyssey was middle tier Final Fantasy at best.
    Reply -4
  • Watch: Digital Foundry discusses PlayStation 4 Pro

  • Scimarad 09/09/2016

    Listening to his impressions, I'd definitely want to get one had I not just bought a 1080p TV relatively recently. Does actually sound pretty damned impressive and I think quite a few people will change their tune when they see it in the flesh. Reply +1
  • Microsoft's bullish response to Sony's PS4 Pro and slim

  • Scimarad 08/09/2016

    I think Scorpio does sound very enticing...if you don't have a PC, as that makes owning an Xbox pretty much pointless. Reply +2
  • The dark romance of cars and nukes in Fallout 4

  • Scimarad 06/09/2016

    I really want a retro futuristic RPG where everything isn't already blown to crap. I like the Fallout games but the fact that everything is either dead or covered in/built out of rubbish is wearing very thin.

    Mass Effect by way of Buck Rogers/Flash Gordon would be nice, thank you very much.
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  • This is what really happens when swords hit armour

  • Scimarad 06/09/2016

    @andrewsqual

    You mean lots of people will like it and wonder what all the moaning is about? :)
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  • Ark fans burned by Scorched Earth, the Early Access game's "completely finished" expansion

  • Scimarad 06/09/2016

    Steam reviews in "extreme opinion trend" shocker! Reply -1
  • We take a look at Cities: Skylines inevitable Natural Disasters expansion

  • Scimarad 29/08/2016

    It's a shame that they're so stuck on realism as 'Super-hero fight' would be a good natural disaster to clear up after. Reply 0
  • Watch: Why I'm not sticking with No Man's Sky

  • Scimarad 26/08/2016

    @-TheDarkSide-

    The concept scares them. What if it's possible that more than one thing can be true at the same time? What sane person would want that!?!?

    Arrrgghh!!! Reality...collapsing...!!!
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  • Scimarad 25/08/2016

    @Sheetbike

    Fair enough.

    I've got to say, reaction to this and EG's article on Virginia leads to me to believe that most gamers may harp on about lack or originality and wanting something new but I can absolutely see why the big companies just churn out the same old crap time after time and, hey guess what?, it sells like nobodies business. Gamers (broad sweeping statement, I know) seem utterly lacking in imagination and I'm kind glad I'm losing interest if this is what mainstream taste is like these days.

    Yeah, No Man's Sky is flawed and isn't what it could have been but at least they actually tried, which is more than the bigger companies did.
    Reply -2
  • Scimarad 25/08/2016

    Okay, I can't actually watch the video where I am now (down with videos! etc.) but this definitely strikes me as trying to distance yourself from your recommendation after people started bitching about the game.

    Wouldn't a conversation between you and the reviewer be more interesting as you had different reactions?
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  • A new PC mod fixes one of No Man's Sky's most frustrating traits

  • Scimarad 23/08/2016

    @jimlee

    He's talking sense! Get 'im!!!
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  • Landing on a planet in Star Citizen looks spectacular

  • Scimarad 20/08/2016

    I hope they don't forget us unsociable single players! Reply +2
  • Face-Off: No Man's Sky

  • Scimarad 20/08/2016

    Boringly predictable "2014 trailer vs reality" video post in 10..9..8..7..6.. Reply -6
  • No Man's Sky's first post-launch patch is out now

  • Scimarad 20/08/2016

    @HisDivineOrder

    Rather than answering that massive diatribe I'm just answering the central point;

    You would hardly have to keep up on every article posted on NMS to see the reference to multiplayer or it's lack. It was widely discussed which makes this situation all the more ridiculous.

    When was anything other than 'seeing an avatar' EVER discussed as actually in the game?

    And you never answered the other basic point; The game listings and the box clearly say Single Player. Did you want it pasted across the front like a government health warning?
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  • Scimarad 19/08/2016

    @George-Roper

    Okay, if you were interested in this game and somehow missed this comment and the discussion around it there is still the fact that all the product pages clearly say "Single Player" and all the cases (including the Limited Edition unless you take the trouble to peel the sticker off) clearly say Single Player.

    How on earth anybody missed all that and still bought the game is beyond me.

    And again, the sole 'multiplayer' element that was teased was the fact that you might run into another player and therefore see the player character model. How the hell is the absence of THAT a deal breaker? It's basically nothing.
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  • Scimarad 19/08/2016

    @DjFlex52

    I've got some nerve? I have absolutely no problem with people buying the game and not liking it or being annoyed at technical difficulties like the crashing but what I absolutely cannot get my head around is people claiming that the game has been falsely advertised when I and a great many others could see exactly what the game was and were somewhat bemused by how so many others were getting so hyped up about it when it clearly a niche title.

    More to the point I'm getting utterly pissed with the same people posting exactly the same shit in EVERY single NMS post or tweet or thread...

    We get it! just give it a rest or come up with some new material.
    Reply -1
  • Scimarad 19/08/2016

    @HisDivineOrder

    "It is fair when they refuse to show updated footage or make statements publicly toning down the hype generated from those early showcases. Do you really have to wonder why Sony was against the game being seen by players or reviewers ahead of its release? "

    What about, you know, those 4 trailers they released in the weeks leading up to launch which as far as I can see accurately reflect the game. Well, minus technically issues.

    People keep harping on about that original trailer but there has been plenty of stuff since then.

    And people have got the nerve to talk about the online situation when Murray clearly stated "This is not multiplayer, don't look for that experience here' before the came out. Why did people who were interested in the multiplayer stuff still buy the game after that statement, especially as the multiplayer thing was vague and unlikely in the extreme anyway. Who on earth does that absence ruin your enjoyment of the game. It's utterly ridiculous.
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  • Scimarad 19/08/2016

    People moaning about this game have become really, really fucking boring. It's almost as if they have never seen a game change from initial video announcement from final reality and have completely ignored anything else along the way.

    I'm also distinctly dubious how many of them actually genuinely wanted to play the game in the first place considering how utterly irrelevant most of these 'missing features' are, those that actually ARE missing that is.

    FFS, move on and play something you DO like and stop boring us.
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  • No Man's Sky is a fine example of one type of game (but many people were expecting another)

  • Scimarad 20/08/2016

    @JoelStinty

    They are horribly disappointed that the fantastic multiplayer element of "possibly seeing another player's avatar" wasn't implemented and this ruined the game for them.
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  • Scimarad 20/08/2016

    @Hadji_Murad

    That's fine but I still find it peculiar that at least as many people got exactly the game they thought was advertised (I'm one of them) as people who thought they were conned.

    The way I feel about this game is this; When it was first announced I thought "This is fantastic, this really reminds me of the stuff I used to play when I was younger that just doesn't seem to get made any more. They could be making this just for me." Then as time went on I noticed more and more people getting hyped up about talking about all these unrealistic expectations about what was in the game and that's when I got the sinking feeling that this game that was just the thing I'd wanted for years was going to get eviscerated by people who had nothing even close to realistic expectations of what was possible by this team.

    And now we have people posting the same video in every thread and spending more time talking about what the game isn't than what it is.

    But, hey, at least I got my game.
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  • Disgruntled No Man's Sky players thrust Sony's PS4 refund policy back into the spotlight

  • Scimarad 19/08/2016

    The thing that is utterly pissing me off about this whole situation, whoever you want to blame, is that publishers are going to be even more inclined towards 'safe' Ubisoft style collectathons and generic shooters than they were already. Reply 0
  • No Man's Sky offers new PC patch beta

  • Scimarad 17/08/2016

    @rep-

    Still saying it....review is still of the PS4 version.
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