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  • UK gov changing law to get tough on internet trolling

  • SpaceMonkey77 21/10/2014

    @Diablo13

    I agree with you, but you wanna know a truth of the net? A lot of trolls are kids and teens, acting out and being mouthy just because they can online. These are the same kind that sometimes get mouthy during games but taken to extremes. And what happens if you get a kid and an adult troll? Different strokes of punishment for each? They haven't thought this through.

    That's just it though. These bills are passed by stuffy suited people who don't get the net like the rest of us. They get their news from tabloids, so arrive at this one far too late and with an unneeded bull of measures in tow.

    Just do fines and community service and leave it at that. No need to ruin lives with jail. As for social media aps etc, they do their bit, but these aps aren't really places to police or something to be regulated (in an already over regulated world). Doing this is making the U.K more like China everyday.
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  • SpaceMonkey77 20/10/2014

    @smelly

    A pre-crime military state ain't far away, people, especially when the u.k government are giving out more police powers like candy, that they stand a chance of becoming Mr Creosote, from a certain Monty Python sketch.

    Alright! Just one more wafer thin mint. A recipe for an explosion of puke, man meat and ribs.
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  • SpaceMonkey77 20/10/2014

    @Hastur

    I hear ya. In time they'll see that its a waste of paperwork, when there are so much other more important issue to address.
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  • SpaceMonkey77 20/10/2014

    @bobomb

    Those extreme examples will be very few, as most haters exist outside of u.k borders.

    @kangarooto

    Yeah, all the more reason for a annual campaign. No Trolling/Online Hate Day every year or something, no just regional but globally. A much more productive idea, surely.
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  • SpaceMonkey77 20/10/2014

    @callmeqt314

    Wasn't categorizing, friend, just listing the worst that our jails harbour from us, as an example of why this jail time idea for trolling sounds dumb.

    Just like sending folk to jail for lack of a tv license is also dumb, this trolling bill is the same crap. Also notice how we are now hearing about it, which means that its another hushed and passed bill, that passes without any real objection or thought of the consequences of it effectively working.
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  • SpaceMonkey77 20/10/2014

    Oh dear! Here we go again. Dinosaurs trying to regulate the internet. Chomp!

    I'm afraid for all their noble intention (as much as I dislike trolls too) this won't work. because of such things as humour, jokes, memes and irony and their interpretations online ,which can be more vague, they are setting themselves up for a fall. Add the border crossing nature of the internet and its a avalanching mess of ones and zeroes.

    And two years in jail? Really? I think that our jails are bursting to the battlements already, trying to house the murderers, rapists, paedos and terrorists.

    If you want to effect positive change, try a campaign to encouraging people to not be dicks on social media, which is very easy to do and frankly will only get easier. What's interesting is that this happens to rich white celebrities, they get their friends in high places to do things. When the same happens to the regular person in the street, no one gives a damn and walks on by. I don't recall anything being said when others got the same/similar abuse, while that doesn't make it anymore terrible. You either reply with humour or ignore the haters and move on.

    Best way to deal with such stuff is just ignore the trolls by not feeding them. Jail time isn't the answer, though, while that might sound good to some.

    On top of that, who decides when something is a joke etc? Even I like to wind people up on occasion. Slippery slope to 1984, people. Keep going, U.K. It won't be long now.

    Fact: There will always be trolling haters online, just like in life. Don't give them the time of day, people.
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  • Doctor Who game aims to teach kids to code

  • SpaceMonkey77 20/10/2014

    @jabberwocky

    Assumptions. I believe in teaching kids stuff they need to know, programming and reading included. It just feels like a DW sale train pushed from the BBC.
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  • SpaceMonkey77 20/10/2014

    It was a positive to me until you said Doctor Who. A good game about coding could be good without a Doctor Who stamp on it. Just teach them the basics via videos tutorials etc on Youtube.

    Oh dear! BBC still trying to do video games in 21st century and failing.
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  • Jade Raymond leaves Ubisoft after a decade

  • SpaceMonkey77 20/10/2014

    Another small dev is born. Things will get interesting soon enough. Good luck to her and friends.

    Maybe they got bored making more AC games. Who knows.
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  • New Nintendo 3DS review

  • SpaceMonkey77 20/10/2014

    This is more milking the cow by Nintendo. Wii U is tanking so they have to reap more from tainted fields with this last 3DS version, before their possible hybrid replacement.

    Seems nice, but I'm not going in for this ''get this new console and you can't play your old games' crap. Its not the 80-90's anymore , where such weird practices were accepted so easily. Its a portable system, so should always run your previous games, either via an adapter or not. They'll try to saw no, since these 3DSs are more online, but its really a gaming cockblock to import, and more so for japanese gamers, possibly exporting foreign games at cheaper prices into Japan.

    Import are the best part of portable gaming. Remove that and things become less interesting. I hope to god for their Nitro, that they drop region locking cause its dumb and unneeded.

    Lastly, that 3DS cam nub is a joke and they should flog themselves (joking) to apologize.
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  • Dino Crisis is Shinji Mikami's forgotten gem

  • SpaceMonkey77 20/10/2014

    I get that some loved these games. I thought that they were never a patch on RE games. Blasting dinos sounds good on the back of Jurassic Park flicks, but they aren't the best enemies. But that's just me. Reply 0
  • The Evil Within review

  • SpaceMonkey77 18/10/2014

    @zzkj

    That's what DF is for. See that piece for the technical stuff.
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  • SpaceMonkey77 17/10/2014

    Come on, gamers. Don't get bogged down in the technical aspects of this game.
    Just ask yourself one question. Is it fun to play or not, and thus worthy checking out?

    I'd say its a big yes.

    In a perfect world, every game would run amazing even on PC, but the world even with games is imperfect. Either indulge or wait for something else on your buy list. Frankly, its a blessing to see Mikami's work back with a bang and nice blood splatter.

    And hell, even the crappy Wii U (as much as I dislike it) looks pants, but has some cracking fun games on it. Food for thought, gamers.

    Eyes on the fun prize, not the packaging. You all wanted an old school type RE style game, here it is.
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  • SpaceMonkey77 17/10/2014

    So nice to that its a buy. I need something to tickle that Shadows of the Damned nerve. Time to takes some notes, Capcom. Reply 0
  • We cannot let this become gaming culture

  • SpaceMonkey77 17/10/2014

    @MrTomFTW

    Indeed. In tech stuff time is of the essence.

    This kind of back scratching review stuff also goes on with films too, where reviewers get press screenings. It could be said that such reviewers can't speak freely, because they've seen a film free, but I think that such reviewers are more entrenched in traditional journalism and its many rules etc. They might also be under embargo until film launch too.

    Film reviewers, they seem to have less fear of saying they didn't like a film, though. I don't know of any tales of reviewers being threatened with being cut off, like in games. Do tell if you know any tales of such.
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  • SpaceMonkey77 17/10/2014

    I can agree that this getting in print papers makes it look worse than it is. They know that gaming is a popular medium on the rise and in some regards may feel justified to say ''see I told you those gamers were all wrong''. That's dangerous stuff, when the bad few are souring the gaming pot for the majority of others.

    They are about selling papers anyway, and we know that those same papers are a rival and frankly dying medium, while still effective in bending minds their way.

    I can also agree that striving for better enthusiast/gaming press is a good noble goal, but its one that will be hard to achieve if those who write about games and those who make them are dancing too close to mating. What I'd like to see that will never likely happen, would be for some reviewer to start buying their games, and not taking hand outs for which they have attach corporate tentacles. The Destiny stuff shows where this stuff can go, as we gradually lose control of games, if we really had any to start with.

    If EG bought their games (and stated such above reviews, in video or text form), I'd respect their reviews much more, than if they were given to them. I guess the big spanner in those works is the huge volume off games released on a weekly basis, let alone monthly. Going by a normal release schedule would lead to huge delays. Would gamers prefer to see those delays, if it meant getting good honest reviews free of outside influence or oversight? Would taking donations to pay for games work?

    Time will tell, I guess.

    As for the life threatening haters, lets not give them anymore time to hijack what was once, and still is a sensible debate about the games we love and issues about them.
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  • SpaceMonkey77 17/10/2014

    Sad that this mess has now been blown out of proportion, by a few anonymous mouth breathers, trolling and stoking the fires. I hope they regret being so dumb in their posting threats and crap.

    It'll probably turn out to be some 10 year old kid in the U.S.
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  • Project Cars delayed until March 2015 to avoid competition, raise quality

  • SpaceMonkey77 17/10/2014

    Tis but a few months, guys. Take heart in that it'll be worth the wait and there's plenty of other games to play until then. Judging by the debacles with Drive Club, this will sell plenty of copies.

    Delay is a bit dickish, but yeah, that's life.
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  • Steam lets you play 10 full games for free this weekend

  • SpaceMonkey77 16/10/2014

    @mr2ange

    That's right, thanks for the memory refresh. Not been on them in a while.
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  • SpaceMonkey77 15/10/2014

    Got most of them. Might try some Grid 2 and Blade Symphony.

    If only Live and PSN were this brave.
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  • Chris Roberts unveils Star Citizen planetside gameplay

  • SpaceMonkey77 16/10/2014

    @Wander

    I think that alongside the new Elite game, it will find its place. Its come too far to fail. Besides after doing well on Kickstarter, the stars are literally the limits to what they can do with all that money.
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  • SpaceMonkey77 15/10/2014

    @Wander

    Amazing numbers. For Star Citizen, that's probably because there's no fat cat suits, huge PR machine and marketing to deal with like traditional publisher games (also Roberts doesn't feel the need to push Star Citizen at E3, like Destiny and Watchdogs were, but on their own terms). Take them out of the equation and better games can be made, IMO.

    The less gate keepers, the better future games will be, especially on PC. That's the best, most positive way forward for all creative media.
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  • SpaceMonkey77 15/10/2014

    Still looks rad, and this is before all the combat and shooting starts. If they can get action on foot and in ships right, its gonna be special, and not in the short bus way. Reply +2
  • SpaceMonkey77 13/10/2014

    @tyuur

    Well the way they are doing it, with each different section of the game as modules, while unusual, it can lead to more focus and perfecting of each. Even after launch stuff can be tweaked.

    Sure, it may be risky, but without risk and heart you get half baked stuff like Destiny, where corporate vultures don't have gamers interests of getting a good product at heart, but rather at the bottom of their list. No one needs that crap, while said vultures laugh at all the money they've taken for the great Destiny game con.

    Give it time and Roberts will deliver.
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  • SpaceMonkey77 13/10/2014

    Certainly makes Destiny look like stroll in the park. Imagine if Destiny actually had the kind of scale Star Citizen is aiming for, we'd all be happier gaming bunnies, even if we had to wait longer for it.

    Star Citizen is going to be mentally epic stuff. This is what you get when allow people to just make good games, instead of worrying about profit all the time. One day hopefully, most games will be made this way, without publishers and other gate keepers.

    Cool, that characters walk/run animation needs some work though, looks a bit stuff and constipated.

    Star Citizen is going to be a true new/next gen game, IMO.
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  • Google announces $99 Nexus Player Android console

  • SpaceMonkey77 16/10/2014

    @Skeletor

    Perhaps, but few will think like you for this to break even for Google.
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  • SpaceMonkey77 16/10/2014

    These wannabes are pointless. Show me any gamers, who'd go out of their way to jump at buying one of these or Amazon's micro game box. Another stop gap, from people who aren't interested in games seriously, They just don't want to be outdone.

    Get yourself a real games console that will last the distance of coming years.
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  • Hyrule Warriors horse DLC now available

  • SpaceMonkey77 16/10/2014

    IMO, this should have been in the game from launch, but there you go. Good to see Nintendo adjusting to DLC, anyway. Reply -2
  • Halo: Spartan Strike is the follow-up to Spartan Assault

  • SpaceMonkey77 16/10/2014

    So this is like Halo getting back to its Commando roots. You are a one man space commando taking on the alien hordes,....ome by one.

    Maybe it could be amusing, but I'm personally Haloed out a bit. That old familiarity bred some contempt.

    Knock yourself out though, Halo fans.
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  • Is it possible to run The Evil Within on PC at a locked 1080p60?

  • SpaceMonkey77 16/10/2014

    Where's our top mod guy Durante? His services are required pronto to tackle this latest challenge. Reply +1
  • Anita Sarkeesian cancels university speech following school shooting threat

  • SpaceMonkey77 15/10/2014

    What's kind of weird is that I really think whoever is spilling vile death threats, and other crap is probably some teen kid with a chip on his shoulder. And while we should not dismiss easily, such teens especially in the U.S, with easy access to firearms, overall, none of it is putting gamers, gaming or those who make our games in a positive light, and that's a tragedy for the largest entertainment medium on the planet.

    30 years of games industry progress and growth, is being torpedoed by some few immature and hateful nuts online.
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  • SpaceMonkey77 15/10/2014

    This is so wrong. While I agree and disagree with Anita's views, she or yet no one deserves to be threatened like this. Unfortunately, some can't counter her in words/speech or accept her points (that there's issues that are slowly being addressed and move on.

    Yeah, I'm done with this gamergate stuff too. Get back to playing games....or perhaps start your own Equalist Frequency video blogs.
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  • Nintendo's New 3DS and 3DS XL make strong start in Japan

  • SpaceMonkey77 15/10/2014

    Wow, more money thrown at old rope. Guess Nintendo have to milk it for all they can as usual, after another woeful year under Iwata.

    The EU delay is just so they can clear the backlog of previous versions over xmas, which is the usual kick to balls of gamers. That's Nintendo customer goodwill for you. Don't expect to see the EU version til Jan-April 2015.
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  • The PlayBook 4 is a $1400 PlayStation 4 laptop

  • SpaceMonkey77 15/10/2014

    Nice if you can afford it. Admire his doing this stuff, though, showing that not all mods etc are evil. Reply +1
  • Surprise! The Walking Dead: The Complete First Season out now for Xbox One

  • SpaceMonkey77 15/10/2014

    A classic worthy of bagging, if you don't have it already. Reply 0
  • Torchlight and Diablo devs reveal space combat sim Rebel Galaxy

  • SpaceMonkey77 15/10/2014

    Another one of these. Its getting crowded in space, with all those ships and stuff.

    Its welcome but I hope its got more views of your ship. Needs a bridge viewpoint. Will watch anyway.
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  • Amazon Game Studios announces exclusive titles from Frontier and WayForward

  • SpaceMonkey77 15/10/2014

    I feel for any that have to make these games, because there's gonna be an uphill climb to them making bank on Amazon's locked down system. Had Amazon entered games as a publisher, they'd stand more of a chance of gaining an audience. When this thing tanks, they may end up publishing by default, which could be worrying but that's life.

    Devs, take that Amazon money and run with it. They will soon get how not to do games.

    Lesson number one: Don't try to be Apple or fight bigger systems with exclusivity, with next to no audience.
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  • Killer Instinct Season 2 details emerge

  • SpaceMonkey77 14/10/2014

    Its a fun game and I hope MS get behind more games like it. Give that Blastcorps 2 we deserve. Reply +3
  • The Flame in the Flood meets its Kickstarter goal in a week

  • SpaceMonkey77 14/10/2014

    @simonperry

    Rogue? That's a funny name for doing your own thing. This game will help these few chart their own path of freedom.

    Glad its met its goal. I just hope The Black Glove can too, cause I really dig its Bio-esque vibe.
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  • Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel review

  • SpaceMonkey77 14/10/2014

    @abigsmurf

    I have no doubt Gearbox will have BL3 in the pipe somewhere. Its their biggest selling game series in ages.

    It also has a great sense of humour, which is great and rare in FPS games. Why so FPS serious, indeed?
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  • SpaceMonkey77 14/10/2014

    You say 7/10 but I say 8/10 and that's good enough for me. Its no doubt a solid fun game, giving us more of what we love.

    Its also a testament to the concept of a SINGLE PLAYER GAME, in an age where some would rather you be chained online, paying through the nose for every bit of what should be in the game anyway. You wanna play on your own, that's fine. Wanna play multi-player online, that's fine and well done too.

    All the Borderlands games are worthy of picking up, especially on Steam.

    Destiny didn't get a single player review because its single player is kinda lame, and frankly its already got a justified whipping across gaming sites etc.

    EG have to play nice or no CoD Future Fighter for review copies come November time.

    Perhaps in future, EG should state before a review, This game review is based on single/multi-player sessions played over x hours.
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  • Resident Evil TV series to debut following final movie

  • SpaceMonkey77 13/10/2014

    Seeing as that Z Nation is also a bit cheese, we must beware of zombie crud.

    Its simple for RE tv though. if the writing isn't up there with TWD, it won't last long. Better to go the RE Outbreak route, where its just random survivors toughing things out. It wouldn't upset the time line of the games and cameos can be made but not outstay their welcome.
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  • SpaceMonkey77 13/10/2014

    It really depends on the writing, and judging by how awful the films have become, I'm not going to hold my breath on an RE tv series, especially if Anderson (he's done better work, but RE's just a dumb cheque to him now)and Jovovich (she's certainly cumly and talented) are involved. Like many of Andersons recent works, they are mostly spousal 'look what my lovely wife can do' circle jerk movies.

    For it to be any good, it'd need good writing/direction and be able to deviate from the RE/X file conspiracy guff norms. If it doesn't adjust tot the zombie climate, it will get starved of warm bloody . flesh with its jaw removed.

    Alternatively, if that RE tv series was animated (and not in bloody CG), then it would have a chance. Think SF2 animated with a dose of Black Dynamite and you'd be almost there.
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  • Destiny averages 3.2m players every day

  • SpaceMonkey77 13/10/2014

    Those PSO comparisons seem uncanny. Makes you wonder a bit and why Destiny turned out like it did. Reply 0
  • Face-Off: Sleeping Dogs: Definitive Edition

  • SpaceMonkey77 13/10/2014

    I think giving another cut of SD is just to cushion Square Enix coffers. This game came out in 2012. Other devs would be pushing a sequel by now, not the same game in HD. Its also overpriced for the new gen privilege.

    There's a chance that hungry new gen gamers might bite, as GTAV is taking it sweet ass time to hit Xbone and PS4. Open world offers more to do.

    Next time, Square, Sleeping Dog 2, not 1.5.
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  • Video: Watch us play Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel

  • SpaceMonkey77 13/10/2014

    Oh, Borderlands, How I love thee. Shall I count the ways of your awesome? Reply +2
  • Bayonetta 2 review

  • SpaceMonkey77 13/10/2014

    While I don't have a Wii U, I'm overall glad its a good game and Platinum's hard work stands tall. That pedigree can only bode well for them on future projects like the awesome looking Scale Bound.

    Enjoy Bayonetta 2, just don't play it in front of your parents, kids.
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  • Pirate adventure Raven's Cry release date set back to November

  • SpaceMonkey77 10/10/2014

    That looks like fun. At last I'll be able to build and launch the Salty Dog upon the open sea. Beware all ship carrying anything of value.

    While its surely influenced by AC Black Flag, its surely good to see another take on high seas sailor duty. Will watch via telescope on yonder horizons. Optimistic me.
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  • Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker footage introduces Captain Toadette

  • SpaceMonkey77 10/10/2014

    At last there's a new Nintendo game that I'd like to play. What took you so long Nintendo?

    Toad, I just want to munch/smoke your head on pizza. So very cute and sweet, I almost want to puke rainbows.
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  • Final Fantasy 13 PC gets a mod to overcome its 720p lock

  • SpaceMonkey77 10/10/2014

    Durante, you truly are a legend. Thanks again. Reply +45