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  • Over 4.6m people played the Destiny beta

  • SpaceMonkey77 31/07/2014

    @Plankton1975

    Oh the humour of the pond life. I guess you don't want to see Destiny for what it is, which isn't as inspired as some may think.

    Wasn't talking about game innovation either, just where certain ideas/influences are coming from that are too similar. Its very possible that there's some Borderlands fans at Bungie. Even if this is true, still doesn't make this look any less uninspired,IMO.

    You might possibly see things differently.
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  • SpaceMonkey77 30/07/2014

    @A_FAN

    Nothing wrong with liking two games or one. The point I'm trying to make is that there seems to be whiff of unoriginality about Destiny, that only those who've played Borderlands will spot. Destiny whiffs of slighted rip off, about as much as BF Hardline does Payday 2. (Once we know more, I don't mind being wrong)

    Here's a few I've noticed.

    Level on Moon: Check. Already being done in Borderlands Prequel.

    Use of chests for loot: Borderlands

    Fight many robots: Borderlands

    Vehicle to travel about: Borderlands.

    Similar class system to Borderlands plus extra abilities.

    Those are a few. I feel its a pity, because they could have done something more original, while I get its hard to be that way all the time.
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  • SpaceMonkey77 30/07/2014

    @robbieswan

    Yeah, I'm gonna go play some Borderlands. The game Destiny is mugging off.
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  • SpaceMonkey77 30/07/2014

    @Pandy

    My bad.

    The fact I find it hard to tell the difference is a bothering neg, while I know 343 and Bungie are different. Aesthetics of Destiny still ooze Halo to me.
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  • SpaceMonkey77 30/07/2014

    Whether that will translate into 4.6 mil in sales is another question.

    343 trying to go down this WoW route, to make themselves more independent might be a smart move, but I'm not sure about that. I'd only indulge in Destiny right now to be part of the day one mob.

    Another thing, 343. Character facial animation and less space masks. It makes your game feel like an artist that can't draw faces and thus avoids drawing them altogether.
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  • Destiny's six-player raids can only be played with friends

  • SpaceMonkey77 31/07/2014

    Hmmm! That's nice, Bungie. And what happens if you don't have friends to play with? You shouldn't underestimate the power of random players becoming an effective unit.

    Sound like a great option for younger players, but this one will suck more for older players.
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  • Deep Silver parent company buys Homefront from Crytek

  • SpaceMonkey77 30/07/2014

    That's good. Glad that Homefront 2 will see release and people getting paid. Trim the bloated fat from Crytek and go forward.

    Crytek, you really ran before you could walk. Try not to trip over again. I got no problems giving Deep Silver more money after Dead Island.
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  • EA Access gives players access to triple-A games for $5 a month

  • SpaceMonkey77 30/07/2014

    @bad09

    Let me explain. Steam was first to this online games well. Many games in one place for sale. other services have scrambled to compete and naturally won't gain the traction needed.

    Sure, while Steam isn't a sub service like Netflix, its the standard held up for selling games online with bs and red tape, in a similar way how Netflix is the standard for online streaming video content. Steam and Netflix will be at the top of their game for a long time. Throw Apple in there too, who got to selling mp3s for music the right way.

    Hope you understand, now.
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  • SpaceMonkey77 30/07/2014

    Thing is that Steam is already that Netflix style service for games, various games in one place and I'm afraid its not going to get any better than that.

    EA has a huge catalog of games that they can use for their Access service to make it worth trying, but the constant fragmentation that's pushed upon gamers to join this club or that is quite annoying. Getting that with tv stuff is bad enough, so we really don't need the same invading our games.
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  • SpaceMonkey77 29/07/2014

    EA launches NetGames. Interesting.

    Sounds nice but I wouldnt want to do this per publishers/dev. Would cost a fortune.
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  • Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker delayed until Jan 2015 in Europe

  • SpaceMonkey77 30/07/2014

    Wow, to sell 2.8 million MKs and still be in the dire straights. A bad situation.

    Don't get this being put back to 2015 either, as it might have given Wii U a much needed boost. Perhaps it could be a financial thing, so Nintendo can get a lift at the end of their financial year for March 2015.

    Trying to make things look better than they are, much, Nintendo.
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  • Assassin's Creed Unity reveals new female character

  • SpaceMonkey77 29/07/2014

    As the games audience expands, those coming in might not get why with certain games, gender isn't considered. Some don't need such definitions, while others like ACU might.

    I agree that Ubisoft should move mountains to get a female character in ACU, asap. Its the only way to close the thing down and please the fans. Should they really compromise their game design in order to pleae others? Good question.

    A female character shouldn't break that illusion.
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  • PlayStation 4 gets 3D Blu-Ray support next week

  • SpaceMonkey77 29/07/2014

    Is this still a thing that PS4 owners want or need? Doesn't seem like it.

    3d games many won't bother with. We all know it, especially with 4k on the way soon. Those who want this eat it up, anyways.
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  • NES Remix 1 and 2 getting disc-based compilation

  • SpaceMonkey77 28/07/2014

    That's nice. Still waiting for them to get onto SNES Remix, though. Is that asking much? Reply +3
  • Bungie reassures fans disappointed that Destiny only has one playable area per planet

  • SpaceMonkey77 28/07/2014

    @Olemak

    I kind of feel how you do, just by watching gameplay of it. It feels lazy to me.

    Destiny has a thing about faces too, that I really detest. Everyone is wearing a mask, for what reason? So 343 don't have to do facial animation.

    Add the environments to that and I'd understand why some are worried. I've resorted to calling this game BorderDestiny. I feel Borderlands does this better. Just my opinion, feel free to disagree.
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  • Telltale's The Walking Dead: Season Three confirmed

  • SpaceMonkey77 28/07/2014

    Great news. Not started season 2 yet due to playing Wolf Among US, but will get it via Steam. Very welcome season 3. Reply 0
  • Halo 3: ODST was Bungie's grand experiment that paved the way for Destiny

  • SpaceMonkey77 27/07/2014

    Didn't play it and still haven't, while I get its a good game. Unfortunately I'm just too burnt out of Halo and its slowed floaty action, let alone the kind of generic sci-fi universe it has.

    The Halo series is MS proving that they are also scared of trying anything new, letting other take the risk, and when they do take risks, we get shitty Kinect games many don't want, instead of them listening to fans needs. We only got Killer Instinct after begging and pleading, just wish MS would do more of that.

    But I digress, will bag ODST on the cheap.

    BorderDestiny seems to have that floatyness that annoyed me in Halo, which is worrying for me personally.
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  • Shadow of Mordor release date moved forward

  • SpaceMonkey77 25/07/2014

    Looking forward to this bad boy. Think it'll be my first LotR game, after not being sure about previous games.

    October is gonna be crowded still, though. Choices choices.
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  • Microsoft shows interest in eye-tracking visor FOVE

  • SpaceMonkey77 25/07/2014

    Such vision for MS, not to be left out of the VR race, that might ultimately go nowhere. Nice gig for a start up, no doubt.

    Oculus and this VR push will end up as another turkey roadkill, because it would require so many devs to use it. Just like Kinect 2, I think few will want to take the risk unless outside of gaming.

    Right now, I'm still amazed that they dumped the tv content stuff (which IMO was a more encouraging move for long term growth. They didn't need to become Netflix, but a few good shows could have been positives for them.

    Good luck anyway, MS. You are going to need it.
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  • 2K is teasing something BioShock related

  • SpaceMonkey77 25/07/2014

    @null

    Unfortunately, I didn't play VC or Elder Scrolls as I can't afford everything. VC I do know of its story via the anime, which is a step in the right direction, especially from a Japanese game/anime. Better to cover such things than not. Like I said, the Boxer Rebellion part in Infinite was impressive. Ask yourself if that's taught not in U.S schools history classes (probably not, but correct if wrong).

    Infinite an okay job, but dropped that particular ball later on (going another way), while its not everyone's fave game. There are traces of it in Bio 1 and 2 also.

    Other themes such as manifest destiny, americanism and utopia make Infinite interesting but not as long, but I agree they were better played out via Andrew Ryan, Fontaine, Sofie Lamb etc in Bio 1 and 2.

    But erm Daikantana...hard to mention them in the same sentence.
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  • SpaceMonkey77 25/07/2014

    @atthegates

    I agree that Bioshcok might have worked better in another genre like third person games. Games have limited action within which to interact with serious topics and will have to learn better ones at some point. Bioshock is what it is though.

    Nearest things to it in TPS is Spec Ops The Line, AC and Saint Row.

    I like that Bioshock taught gamers a lot about the world that we otherwise take for granted. Its violence need not be deep, if its story, characters and themes do the deep diving.

    I can say I knew nothing of the Boxer Rebellion or Ayn Rand stuff before playing the games, like many others. When I can walk away from games, thinking of stuff I've learned, hunting for further info that's a good thing that should be celebrated.

    As for you, you seem okay to me. A passionate dickhead gamer, though. That's not a bad thing to be.
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  • SpaceMonkey77 24/07/2014

    @atthegates


    I think some of you out there think to simply about Bioshock as just another fps game. Bioshock solved one of the prime issues of fps games, through creating a world that lives and breaths and oozes greatness. For a long time, fps games have been about the fragging bs and to hell with good writing and world building. (its for these reasons that I dislike Doom and a lot of early shallow fps games. Bio's worlds have a great and memorable motley crew of characters (last time I got a game like that was the MGS games), that few games would bother with. On top of all that Bioshock is a game series with a message in its bottle, besides the gameplay. How you read and understand (or even don't read it at all) it is up to you.

    How many games address racism, bigotry and other themes? Yes, very few, because just blasting shit is easier to do. I'm sure you sit back and hold Halo, Doom aloft too (fun games but with meaningless template plot and characters)

    So for these few reasons alone, I can tell you that I disagree with you and Daikatana is a vastly lesser game in comparison. (shouldn't be comparing them anyway, as they are from different fps eras.

    No need to worry. There's plenty of brainless military shooters out there for those who don't want to think about much, hence why they always sell. The Bioshock games are indeed fine works.
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  • SpaceMonkey77 24/07/2014

    @atthegates

    A modern Daikatana! Lol. Congrats on making the gaming funny of the day. Please, if you don't dig Bioshock that's fine, but don't lower a fine work, to what is one of the worst fps games developed yet in Daikatana.

    Will look forward to sampling Eve's apples.
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  • Google acquires Twitch for $1 billion - report

  • SpaceMonkey77 25/07/2014

    Yeah, I've noticed some people already migrating from Youtube onto their own sites, which frankly is a good thing. In a similar way to how some move to set up their own audio networks online, the same could happen with more collectives of former tubers teaming up, if not going solo.

    Its good to know that some can't be bought or bent over.
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  • SpaceMonkey77 25/07/2014

    Well there goes a good service. Eventually down hill once the big brain suits move in and start to change stuff, in pursuit of growth and more money.

    Its a double edged sword. Google Fibre growing could be a great thing for Twitch to be abreast of along side Youtube. Unfortunately the corporate nature of this beast will no doubt mess Twitch up over time as has happened to Youtube. Gamers are a savvy bunch and upset them too much and they will leave.
    Reply +10
  • Watch the first footage of live-action TV series Halo: Nightfall

  • SpaceMonkey77 25/07/2014

    It has great potential like the previous FUD. I'm not the biggest Halo fan, but I'll check this out. Plus we are kind of starved of decent sci-fi.

    Just a pity Blomkamp isn't involved it it.
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  • Final Fantasy character designer Tetsuya Nomura re-imagines Batman

  • SpaceMonkey77 24/07/2014

    Nice but the streets aren't always paved in gold. I think Nomura is talented but he's oversold by Square a bit too much.

    I think this Batman is far too busy, that he'd never get any time to bust criminals in Gotham or kryptonite punch Superman. Good choice of Batman Beyond design aesthetic, though.

    Does Square have any other character designers?
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  • Valve adds thumbstick to latest Steam controller prototype

  • SpaceMonkey77 24/07/2014

    @Harmonica

    I pray they aren't ging to make a Nintendo like mistake, changing control options just because they can, like Wii U.
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  • SpaceMonkey77 24/07/2014

    Weird. Why one stick? Do they know something we don't about using one that's better?

    Why two works? One stick for game control and the other for optional camera control etc. I'm losing faith a bit in you Valve, unless you can demonstrate why one stick its better than two.

    @Acthung

    Yeah, that's why PC gaming has been an obstacle for many over the years. Lack of standard uncomplicated controls until the 360 controller became a base standard. I just can't go back to kb and mouse again, as its just so archaic to me now. I do PC games a lot more, but in the 21st century, if there's no controller support option, I'm less inclined to play a game.

    Make it as easy as possible for gamers to play.
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  • Now TV has arrived on PS4

  • SpaceMonkey77 24/07/2014

    @Mankydollop2

    Yes, I do. Many people are cord cutting because of the unfairness of packaged sub tv (too much crap shoveled with the few good channels you do watch). Sky are hurting from it and they know it. They, like many of the established megacorp moguls vastly underestimated Netflix and can't turn that top off. This is why if you want change, getting behind Netflix is a good option for all. And even when big studios with hold much content from Netflix (that's why its always lacking new stuff behind Blinkbox, Amazon etc, because big studios raise the costs to unreasonable levels, that Netflix would rather say no than raise their sub price), that Netflix were forced to make their own content in a master stroke reply, laced with awards, has all the tv moguls quaking big time.

    Do remember that there was no Now TV until Love Film/Amazon and Netflix began to eat their lunch. Netflix forced Sky to adapt, like they have many others out there. If Sky could be more flexible on the package stuff, people would stay. But alas no.

    Read this if you don't believe Sky are panicking. Sleepless night ahead for Murdock at last. There's others like it out there. (Props to Sky for their sports coverage though, but BT Sport are on their back and doing well too.

    http://www.theguardian.com/media/2014/apr/30/bskyb-fall-subscribers-competition-bt-netflix
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  • SpaceMonkey77 23/07/2014

    @Mankydollop2

    Are you saying that Sky's options are a good fair deal? And are we not allowed to comment anymore, if you disagree?

    Its not a good deal, because they are withholding stuff for the dish service, so you have to use that. Some might call it a trojan horse taster, cause that's where they really want viewers to be.
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  • SpaceMonkey77 23/07/2014

    Nice, but no thanks Mr Murdoch. Our console Columbia needs not your multichannel chaff.

    This will be a cheap ap like the last one, looking to grab more money. They are lucky they have the footy otherwise few would bother.

    9.99 for a day shows how Sky think we are all mugs, and why Netflix (and perhaps Amazon) are more deserving of our moneys. When its 1 pound for a day, I'm sure we'd all be over that.
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  • UK changing approach to illegal torrents

  • SpaceMonkey77 23/07/2014

    @nabletonatablet

    Lol. Maybe it is or isn't, but you get where I'm coming from. Feel free to state an opposite view, if you have one or know better. I'd love to read it.

    So you are saying you want your bank money used for ill by bankers we all trusted? More the fool you are.

    Hey,, I'm an idiot everyone, so said the lord named tablet. You fail in not countering my view with your supreme knowledge and intellectual opinion. Perhaps you can easily only insult people you've never met online. That's kind of low and desperate, man.

    @leejohn

    That wouldn't work either, Lee. Learn more about the modern internet and you'll understand why its not that simple a fix.
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  • SpaceMonkey77 23/07/2014

    @nabletonatablet

    You mean like all the banks that should be forced to give the public their money back, after playing with it and losing lots of it, to then have the government cover their arses and us bail them out. Again, so perspective on what some class as theft. Like I said before, our great british museums are full of looted items. Were they given to us or did we take them?

    Music and games industries have done well to make things better. Many tv/film types are still playing catch up and fumbling, that it took Netflix to show them the way.
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  • SpaceMonkey77 22/07/2014

    @Cjail

    Nothing will work beside shutting down the internet completely which is very extreme and unlikely, since its now an entrenched part of our everyday life.

    The music industry learned the hard way that you can't fight tech, because its an ever evolving beast. Cut off one head and it will grow three back etc.

    HBO will more likely be spending their time looking for something to replace GoT, once it ends in a few years, so fans will come back again. G.R.R.M isn't getting any younger.

    I'm also of the mind that Netflix also need their own big GoT type show to match HBO.
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  • SpaceMonkey77 22/07/2014

    @jinglejangle

    Hey, I've enjoyed this debate too. I'm not mad at or dismissive of you and I hope I didn't come across that way.

    Football Manager is suffering from being based on the most popular sport on the planet. Sports Interactive, IMO need to think of a better way to sell their games that get gamers to buy it. What can they offer extra that would get gamers buying?

    Perhaps something like Fifa's Ultimate Team could come into play here, where the game must sign home for it to be unlocked. Once unlocked extras are offered for buying a legit copy of the game. I'm very surprised that SI haven't done something like this. If there are issues with the game, might be an idea to fix them a.s.a.p.

    Namco's Tekken Rev offers credits for signing in each time, that can be spent in the game. Why not do that? Throw in a token for money off a footy shirt or a free soccer ball etc. Get creative, S.I and turn those numbers into sales.

    Maybe another idea would be to incentive Steam key copies over dvd ones.
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  • SpaceMonkey77 22/07/2014

    @jinglejangle

    Sure, but you'll find that those who get games that way brand new are very few, thanks to Steam and consoles having stronger security measures. And those that do exist are largely in third world nations, where games are hugely priced.
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  • SpaceMonkey77 22/07/2014

    @jinglejangle

    Like I say, its always best to buy where possible. When a buy isn't an option is the very thing that many do not want to answer with any deep thought. Its a conversation that many don't want to have, because its already very one sided by the powers that be (its wrong and that is all attitude). The reasons for piracy will differ for everyone. And while we'd rather it not exist, its a thing because of something not being available, long wait time, impatience, regional launches etc etc.

    Games piracy was once rife, then Steam came along. Steam sales make plenty of money for those involved and piracy of games has dropped. Now sure, we could sit here and argue about rights, wrong and grey areas all day, but Steam sales speak for themselves. Gamers get legit games, devs and pubs make good bank. Great stuff, but that's for recent games.

    But what of the old stuff/ the forgotten arcade games and other dead formats? How do you learn from the past, if the past isn't available to you? Only way to get much stuff is through emulation, because lack of legit optional access. GoG and Steam will only serve so much.

    Tomato, tomato. Did you know that governments, corporations and banks also steal? Only difference is that their means are more nefarious. Hell, even the mighty church has stolen stuff from other nations across the past. Lest they forget? Is a museum showing looted art right? Just how deep do you want to go on the concept of theft? Tutankhamen says hi. Are you saying that there are no uses for theft? Muddy waters, indeed.

    Rarely is it the individual that you have to worry about, unless they are stealing and reselling for profit, such as would be done with a car. If good incentive is given, however to buy people will.

    You bring a fruit stall example. if your fruit stall closes up and leaves fruit on the ground after you've departed, is that theft? Much old games and other stuff sit in this zone. Either sample the fruit on the ground, as many do, or let it rot for the rats to eat and winds to carry.

    Devs, like any other company etc, will always be born as much as they will go out of business. Reasons will differ, but if you look at recent ones, you'll see that piracy is rarely the reason for them closing, but other factors. Thank Steam and consoles for that.

    The reason usually trumped up by a lot of big media is the 'loss of sale' argument, which in truth holds no real weight (how do you prove, who would have purchased what, when etc?). Game of Thrones is a good example of the opposite of this in action. Great series, huge fan base, still pirated and still has huge sales. And the best bit, HBO aren't losing their shit at everyone about it. Why is that? GoT rides the free ads via social media etc. People are always watching, reading or talking about it, not just regionally but globally. That kind of traction you can't really get from a traditional advertising means, which would be limited via region etc.

    HBO learned the Gabe/Valve trick that piracy can work better for you, than it can against you.

    Its always best to buy and support what you love, if possible. Failing that, though....
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  • SpaceMonkey77 22/07/2014

    @jinglejangle

    Cars are stolen less from lots because there's a thing called a test drive, where anyone can get a feel for a car before potential purchase or not.

    Most things are file shared somehow, but the world isn't ending and sales for films etc are still huge and growing, because people prefer to buy stuff. Ones and zeroes are fine, but its no sub for tangible packaged stuff with extras, features etc, that you can use anytime. Some of us are lucky to live near stores that deliver us top notch stuff quickly. Some nations don't have those options.

    Did you by any chance catch the sales for the latest Transformers film in China (still hot bed of piracy). The sales were huge there, proving that even there, people would rather pay for something good than not at all. The catering to their audience a bit helped but it worked.
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  • SpaceMonkey77 22/07/2014

    I agree that fragmentation across services isn't helping things for content, when we'd all like stuff available in one place, some work deals to the opposite. In games, we still get that same jazz via pre-order dlc and micro transactions, which split us into have and have not camps. Maps are largely overpriced, IMO. If they were cheaper more of us would have them and upgrade.

    Don't have that CoD map? Then you can't play with us, seeya. It wasn't always this way with maps and is more so from big publishers now. I have a good few games in my collection that lack extra maps etc. Feels like you purchased half of a game at times.

    But I digress, as far as much content is concerned, it seems like fragmentation is a way of upsetting the applecart, so we all have to subscribe to more services to enjoy everything we want to enjoy. Netflix would love to be that place, but many out there don't want that to happen.

    Have Netflix, but I can't do Amazon and Now TV as well, otherwise before you know it, you are entrenched in a huge priced multi-subbing for stuff.
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  • SpaceMonkey77 22/07/2014

    I can still remember a world before itunes and Netflix. Sometimes in order to effect change and bring such things progressively forward, some renegade actions are required. The Rio mp3 player was the first, and without that and mp3, there would have never been an itunes at all. Necessity is the mother of invention, thus itunes was born.

    I have no problem buying a cd if I want it enough. Love just being able to buy a track on itunes.

    I think recently the BBC were moaning about the new Doctor Who series being leaked online. However, this could have been avoided by releasing it everywhere at the same time. Waiting for scheduled tv is a dying dino, BBC. Releasing it everywhere same time also helps it too via a social media angle, so no one ends up being left out of the zeitgiest and spoilers have less weight.

    Be more accessible than piracy options and the world is yours with no money lost. Win win.

    Don't forget the tale of the bible and the printing press, which were vital in spreading christianity to the masses, against the official wishes of the church. People were once killed for such, but overtime it worked to a positive, because few people read latin. Few people still read latin, so go figure. (I'm not a religious nut, its just an example)
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  • SpaceMonkey77 22/07/2014

    This is more progressive Gabe like thinking (its only taken them 20 years to realize how fruitless efforts overall are). I'm sure the vast majority of people who do get stuff that way would rather pay (some may do so anyway), if the prices are within reason and time of release cut down (latter has been happening more. This stuff will always exist because not every country is as blessed in entertainment choices as others.

    The very reason that Netflix is on such a huge rise is because its cheap enough that almost anyone can afford it. Imagine that same logic applied to stuff like Sky and everyone in the U.K would have it, without them losing any money. That's why Netflix customer base is growing and Sky's is shrinking. I would like to see the BBC do something similar to Netflix, all they have for like 5 a month, accessible globally, not just in the U.K. We'd see their coffers fill fast too, that one day we might not need a tv license. (We still only get a seven day window to watch stuff on BBC iplayer, when stuff should be available 24/7 on demand. That needs change.

    There's still areas that they won't educate you about, such as stuff thats out of print or not available on dvd/BR/digital. You'd be surprised what isn't available, which can leave some with a choice of see it or not, and let some stuff be forgotten to the mists of time.

    On top of all that, the U.K government only makes themselves look bad over the years by filling prison cells with people who haven't paid their tv license, when it would have been easier and cheaper to have them pay (Payment plans can be worked out to avoid somehow) the license and have those cells free for murderers etc. Time to cut that out too (correct if wrong if and its been done already).

    Lastly, the big irony is the big studios. While they want to be rid of piracy, they also don't want Netflix to succeed in the ventures and do their best to negate Netflix at every turn, because they didn't have the vision or guts to do it first. From strangling them by giving them movies/tv stuff last, to trying to strangle more money out of Netflix by making us and them pay not once, but twice. If you want our money, don't be dicks about it.

    Its always best to buy, but don't make it difficult to do so. And if they want much piracy to disappear, simultaneous releases of tv/film stuff is the way to go. The heavens won't fall into the sea by doing this, as some may cry.

    Netflix, Steam, GOG and itunes for the win. Love em.
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  • CounterSpy PS4, PS3, Vita European release date

  • SpaceMonkey77 23/07/2014

    I like the look of it. Nice to see especially from former Lucasarts people, who didn't get to bring us 1313.

    Will watch on Steam and indulge in Solid Snake shennanigans. Thumbs up x2.
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  • Here's why you should care about Hyrule Warriors

  • SpaceMonkey77 22/07/2014

    @KanePaws

    That's pretty much it. If some of that cannon fodder had better AI to fight, it'd be a better game with more challenge.
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  • SpaceMonkey77 22/07/2014

    Cool for those cats that like this milk. Tastes like cheese to me.

    I had one of these Musuo games on 360, played it for a while then gave up. The badass of playing the man of many bodies flying everywhere just felt shallow and eventually wore off. I need more depth and less repetition in my games than that.

    I love me some Hokuto No Ken, but even with that slapped on a Musuo template didn't work properly, it made me i'll for the lost potential. If only Rock Steady had the Hokuto No Ken license. It would be awesome. Even with a Legend of Zelda mask on, I have less faith in it.

    Good luck anyway.
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  • Five Chinese Dota 2 players win $5m

  • SpaceMonkey77 22/07/2014

    Good for them. Nice to do what you love.

    Here's the phone. The chinese government are on the phone. They want their cut of the winnings.

    That was a joke. Never mind.
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  • It looks like EA is planning a Sims 4 Premium subscription

  • SpaceMonkey77 21/07/2014

    Considering the type of game it is, might be a good move for EA. Casuals gamers will eat it up. Reply 0
  • Five talking points from the weekend's Destiny beta

  • SpaceMonkey77 21/07/2014

    What I saw of the beta over the weekend was cool enough, but what I really got from it was 'this is Borderlands online without cell shading'. In a similar way to how EA have co-opted Battlefield Hardline from Payday 2, Destiny feels like that same kind of half puked sandwich, that while tasty and fun to play (or looked that way) seems uninspired for its own voice. 343's designs are sweet (though the Halo fatigue is telling), but lack character, where everyone is a masked space ranger. Some faces and animation and emotion, please 343.

    Rage once looked like Borderlands too, but what's problematic for me with Destiny is that Destiny has this stepping on toes thing going on. Is this what games have come down to? Where the large devs take the easy route, while small indies take more original paths?

    Might still buy it, but I think I'd rather wait for Borderlands 3. Despite Gearbox's debacles with Alien CM, they have earned the money well through Borderlands and Borderlands 2. There is no real need for Destiny to be an MMO at all, apart from that of draconian control. Having it as multiplayer would have been fine.

    @Bobfish

    Ditto. Destiny certainly is Borderlands, which I feel a lot of gamers missed so will miss the similarity. Thing is at least Borderlands has some personality about it.

    Destiny is not the fps messiah, just a very naught Borderlands template fun game, plus pretty visuals.

    If any of you haven't played Borderlands/Borderlands 2, don't be put off by its cell shaded graphics. Both are cracking, fun fps games for newb or pro gamers. GotY Editions are best to buy, with all that extra dlc content. And the best bit is you can get a great game out of both single and multiplayer.
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  • Super Castlevania 4 proved the best Dracula games don't have to be scary

  • SpaceMonkey77 20/07/2014

    I got a lot of love for this game, from back when Konami were more adventurous and serious in their video game space. Around the launch of SNES, crashed at a friends over the weekend for mega doses of SF2 and Castlevania IV. Great game and soundtrack in the Dracula X series. Did I find it scary? As a teen, it had a foreboding edge to it, but it wasn't Biohazard scary.

    Irony is Konami have indeed turned into a shadow of their former selves, that we rarely talk about them these days. Its sad to always be talking about Pro Evo or MGS from them. Yes, the Fox Engine looks great, but I'd really like for EG to look further into Konami and what happened to them, that they don't seem to want to make new games anymore.

    Its a pity to see them squander their huge back catalogue, when it could be making them money.
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  • You've got male

  • SpaceMonkey77 19/07/2014

    I have to say that going back as far as PS1, when playing RE, I had Jill as my default. And later in RE2, I played as Claire first too. So long as incentive is given to play both, the richer a game can be.

    Eg article agenda? I don't see one. I do see one for money from Marvel though.
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