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  • Minecraft: PS3 Edition getting disc-based launch next month

  • SnoppleMonster 17/04/2014

    Wait.... I don't understand.

    PS3 Minecraft is aready 4 player splitscreen (local). I played it with my niece and nephew a month ago in their living room.

    Or do they mean that the 4 on one console can now go online?
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  • Long-awaited Diablo 3 patch 2.0.1 goes live

  • SnoppleMonster 26/02/2014

    @wyp100 Sorry. It wasn't a comment specifically targeted to make you feel bad, it's more a general observation about a cynical tone (which I inferred from the "...and it's already causing players a problem." bit) that I see a lot in current journalism. What's wrong with a little optimism? :)

    If nothing else, that tagline suggests (to me) that large scale problems were expected, and perhaps are similar to the error 37 release debacle.

    Anyway, I really didn't mean to debunk your article, apologies.

    The article WAS quite informative about the bug in question though...

    Not that I'd touch that nasty auction house. I'm interested in the patch and expansion in general though. :)
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  • SnoppleMonster 26/02/2014

    I'm pretty sure that can be patched out pretty quickly.

    The tone of this article is very sensationalist and tabloidy. Why does everything have to be a scandal?
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  • Win a 400 Sony Entertainment Network voucher

  • SnoppleMonster 21/02/2014

    Mass Effect 3, Citadel. Gave me a last chance at pairing up on a mission with Urdnot Wrex, and that itself was a wonderful thing.

    I went on a mission with him, and the meat head Vega, two opposite ends of my Mass Effect life span together in a rather fun mission.

    It's fan service, but it gave it a 'send off' quality. Still makes me smile! :)
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  • Next-Gen Face-Off: Tomb Raider Definitive Edition

  • SnoppleMonster 29/01/2014

    I haven't bought any of the 'next gen' consoles yet as I'm still waiting for a semi-decent library of games before I take the plunge.

    In the previous generation, I always preferred the 360 in multiformat releases, as, (generally) they had the lion's share of Eurogamer face-offs, and I have a larger amount of Xbox LIVE friends than I do PSN friends.

    Having said all this, it's face-offs like this, ones which show that the PS4 edges ahead in its current releases which seriously dictate which of the two next gen machines I get first, and also which machine will see my multiformat versions being purchased for.

    So yeah, to clarify I'm pretty anal about having the 'best' version and no brand loyalty. :)

    (I have a gaming PC by the way, but I'm keeping this comment to consoles to save writing War & Peace)
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  • Wii U hardware back-compat penalises PAL gamers

  • SnoppleMonster 05/12/2012

    Interesting editorial slant here Eurogamer.

    I can't ever say I've wanted to boot up ANY console in 50hz since the days that the Dreamcast showed us all the speed and screen retail we'd been shafted on from the days of the Megadrive.

    I shall not shed a single tear for the loss of 50hz, it's massive borders, it's Final Fantasty VII ruining ways and it making a mockery of speed sensitive beat em ups.

    Having said that. My Wii U upscaling on Wii titles is quite poor. Made me look into the Dolphin emulator.

    In summary: Jog on 50hz. Don't come back. That is all. :)
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  • Assassin's Creed exec: Japan devs' stories criticised less because of journalists' "subtle racism"

  • SnoppleMonster 17/08/2012

    I think he has a certain point. But accusing journos of racism is a bit much. Reply +21
  • YouTube app hits PS Vita late June

  • SnoppleMonster 01/06/2012

    Will it run in higher than 240p? Because YT on the PS3 is beyond awful. It's like the internet from 2005. Reply +12
  • SSF4 AE Ver. 2012 patch release date announced

  • SnoppleMonster 03/02/2012

    Isn't this a patch on top of the existing 2012 patch? Reply +2
  • Big changes to Diablo 3 detailed, more to come

  • SnoppleMonster 20/01/2012

    Noooooooooo.

    I'll have expired by the time they release this! :(
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  • Mario Party 9 release date announced

  • SnoppleMonster 18/01/2012

    I hope it's better than Mario Party 8. For all the low reviews they received, MP 4, 5, 6 and 7 all had decent mini games, and decent 'bonus stars'. I had a lot of fun.

    MP8?

    4:3 presentation on a Widescreen console.
    Poor use of the Wiimote.
    Mini games surprisingly poor.
    All bonus stars based on random chance.
    'Boards' simplified to a 'snakes and ladders' level. Giving the macro-game a pointless feel.
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  • Blizzard DOTA "completely rebooted"

  • SnoppleMonster 22/08/2011

    I never played DOTA during the Warcraft III days, completely passed me by, but League of Legends and it's "free to play" model grabbed me, it's awesome. Heroes of Newerth was ok, however the pricing model was all wrong (until they changed it), and now I'm already settled into LoL.



    DOTA2 is interesting to see what a big publisher does with it.



    Blizzard seems a bit late to its own game. Not sure they're firing on all cylinders here.



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  • Sonic Colours

  • SnoppleMonster 11/11/2010

    Awesome!!!



    Have to admit I wasn't that keen on Sonic 4 (he's just too damn big and takes FOREVER to get moving), however I'm as excited as a little kid in a toy shop about this. :)



    If this is as good as Sonic Rush, I'm going to love it!
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  • Game Dev Story

  • SnoppleMonster 02/11/2010

    I love this game. I've played it for 3 weeks thus far and I'm loving every minute.



    Never outsource music tracks to Milk Puddingsky though. She doesn't half strike out a lot! :)
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  • How Castlevania Nearly Didn't Happen

  • SnoppleMonster 27/10/2010

    Save patch? Out today.



    http://www.gamerzines.com/ps3/news/castl...


    I downloaded it this morning.
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  • "Gay space marines" man apologises

  • SnoppleMonster 23/09/2010

    @darkmorgado



    I like muscles :(



    Mind you, I'm no stereotype.
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  • SnoppleMonster 23/09/2010

    Eh? Someone in this very thread just said. "As a gamer who happens to be gay". Does that mean they are being self deprecating?! Surely it's only a derogatory term if it's used that way? Or are the gay community henceforth only allowed to be called the homosexual community?



    Yeah... that was me.



    Well, I think there are two very distinct uses of the word gay. One purely meaning homosexual, the other being a colloquialism for 'bad'/'rubbish'. I think the developer bloke was actually meaning the 'homosexual' one here.



    On a personal level I didn't find the 'space marines' comment offensive in the slightest. I'm more of a guy for readings someone's context and trying to build bridges rather than drawing lines in the sand.
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  • SnoppleMonster 23/09/2010

    "Am I the only one who thinks gaygamer.net is a stupid idea? Just join a gaming community that isn't mostly under-15 year olds, but a (somewhat) mature one like EG. The only people that want to pick on gay people anyway are idiot kids. And religious zealots, who don't play videogames anyway."



    As a gamer who happens to be gay, I don't really think it's a stupid idea. I understand exactly what you mean about there being plenty of gamer places where people aren't immature, and I use those sites as much as any others. But gay guys sometimes (shock, horror) may sometimes want to chat (or flirt!) with others like themselves, just as gamers like talking to other gamers, or people who like hockey like talking to other people who like hockey. Are you telling me you wouldn't be interested in a site with girl gamers looking for guys (if you are/were single)?



    Also there is some amusement to be had in reading about games with gay characters/options or even scantily clad men in games. Now I know straight (male) gamers aren't interested in that (I have many straight gamer friends and funnily enough they show no interest), so what's wrong with having a place for that to go on?







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  • Capcom learned from RE5 racism row

  • SnoppleMonster 25/08/2010

    It was a bit of a knee-jerk reaction though...



    7/10 is a throughly appropriate score for this game. Certainly not the best Resident Evil has been. It's almost as if the producers of RE5 didn't quite understand why RE4 was so ruddy awesome.



    But it's not terrible..... far from it. It's just more like Gears of War than a Resident Evil game though.
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  • Starcraft II gets July release date

  • SnoppleMonster 04/05/2010

    A battle.net account and a live Internet connection will be required to play the game, even in single-player campaign mode.



    Not quite..... you will also have the option of doing a one off registration and then going offline..



    Kotaku
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  • Halo MMO canned due to Wii's success

  • SnoppleMonster 13/04/2010

    Age of Empires went toe-to-toe with Warcraft? I liked Age of Empires, but no.... it didn't.



    Would have been very interesting to see a Halo MMO though.
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  • Criterion talks up binned Burnout DLC

  • SnoppleMonster 18/12/2009

    This game REALLY needed the gigantic race arrow markers on the road from previous Burnout games in all racing modes. It was a smidge silly to expect map-reading, car dodging, and takedowns all at 1 BAZILLION miles per hour. So many races were just ruined by ending up in dead ends or going off the beaten track.... and those indicators that were provided were just VAGUE!



    If they had the arrows as a DLC it would have completely turned the game around for me.



    The other modes, the jumps, crashes and free world stuff worked great...... It just stopped being about the races, and that made me sad, as that was what made Burnout for me.







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  • Editor's blog: Grand Slam Tennis to be re-reviewed

  • SnoppleMonster 19/06/2009

    How much did Virtua 2009 on the Wii get before it was pulled? Reply 0
  • Resident Evil 5

  • SnoppleMonster 09/03/2009

    I must admit I was concerned about Resi 5 after the demo.



    This pretty much confirms my fears.
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  • Blizzard bans World of Warcraft cheaters

  • SnoppleMonster 06/12/2004

    Are there any online sites that do World of Warcraft's preorder deal ? ( i.e. getting the soundtrack cd and beta test account ).



    I dunno where to look.
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  • Prince of Persia: Warrior Within

  • SnoppleMonster 06/12/2004



    I was very weary about buying this game after I read a few 'so-so' reviews.



    Then I read the Games TM review and got confused. On Saturday I bought it (XBOX version, after owning the NTSC Cube SoT ) and played it.



    I didn't quite like the first bit on the ship, but then when the prince gets to the island with the castle things started to pick up at bit.



    Based on reviews I was expecting..... not enough platforming/puzzling, too much combat, a complete (worse) change in style etc...



    What I got was something very similar to the first ( much more than I had feared ). It's not a million miles away from SoT in style, it still has a dream like quality to it, and although there are some very 'rock' bits ( almost like devil may cry ), there are also moments of moody, incidental music that pleased.



    Also the platforming is every bit as inventive as it was in was in SoT. I'm not sure why there's so much anger about this game, but I quite like it, and felt no need to throw my joypad down.
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  • Nintendo DS

  • SnoppleMonster 29/11/2004

    s0ny : "shut up nint fanboys!! ds sucks you no it!! stupid 2 screens just mean 2 screens of shit graphix. psp will own ds!!!"



    As a proud owner of both Sony and Nintendo consoles, this sort of rabbid fanboy Zealotism makes me laugh............ laugh like Mr Burns.
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  • Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War

  • SnoppleMonster 27/09/2004

    Hmmm.



    Played game for a couple of days now. It's ok, but I think it stops short of being brilliant.



    Also it can still get occasionally choppy on my 3.6gz, 1gb ram, P4 with a Radeon 9800 ( Reading the dawn of war forums leads me to believe theres an issue with the AI, as it's not choppy without computer opponents ).



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  • SnoppleMonster 24/09/2004

    I too have never played an online game as much as Warcraft 3.



    I hope this one's good fun, but I doubt that relic will support it with the endless patches that Blizzard seem to do for Warcraft 3. They are adding new heroes 2 years on which is fantastic!



    Battles in Warhammer 40k's demo are very good, and surprisingly violent too.





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  • SnoppleMonster 24/09/2004

    I shall most definately purchasing this. Loved the demo, and have been looking for something new after exhausting Warcraft 3!!! Reply 0