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  • Sony website mentions Resident Evil Revelations 2 for Vita

  • SpaceMonkey77 16/09/2014

    An RE game was due on Vita ages ago. Maybe they should just put Revelations 1 and 2 on Vita. Reply +1
  • Destiny UK's biggest new IP launch ever

  • SpaceMonkey77 16/09/2014

    Yeah, would love for EG to drop the number scoring too.

    @smelly
    As for hardware sales, that's anyone's guess.
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  • SpaceMonkey77 16/09/2014

    Hey chaps, here's another Destiny review for you to check out.

    http://www.theverge.com/2014/9/15/6144523/destiny-review

    And the best thing about that review, NO NUMBER SCORING. The text said enough.
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  • SpaceMonkey77 15/09/2014

    As far as review scores go I try to pay no attention to those numbers, because its those that end up dividing us gamers into arguing camps. This is why I think it would be best to do away with review scores altogether and let the review text do the talking.

    Its stop everyone from skipping reading to the end, just to see that digit and allows for the reviewer to explain a games pros and cons.

    To have confidence in your work, enough to throw it into the wild and let it survive or die says a lot, for those who can do that. I don't trust Actiblizz to do this, since there are still very few reviews online for Destiny.

    What next? An annual Destiny update review?

    Oh, here's a previous EG MMO review.
    http://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2010-12-23-final-fantasy-xiv-online-review

    Take note of the date. Its long before Square did a remix of FFXIV. While EG marked it as a 5/10, the 2014 game certainly is more of an 8-9/10. How did this happen? IMO, because of feedback and reviews that Square got on it. This IMO shows they can help.

    I'd have no trouble playing FFXIV right now, were it not for the monthly fee they are asking for the pleasure.

    Sure, it possible Bungie might tweak Destiny in future, but its going to be ages before I go near it.
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  • SpaceMonkey77 15/09/2014

    @A_FAN

    Lol. All the more reason to check out more than one review, as I do. Opinions differ, but many of them will say the same kinds of things if they are doing their job well.

    Always remember, even here that a review is an opinion piece and like when you go to the doctor, is okay to seek out more than just one. Game Trailers reviews are good and quick to watch. Rock Paper Shotgun also do good reviews.

    I like to second, third and fourth opinions, just in case.
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  • SpaceMonkey77 15/09/2014

    @A_FAN

    Sounds as if you prefer your reviews coverage to be tainted and chained by suits, so you can sleep better. Bad move.

    Its a bit like kids at school having a race, but everyone taking part gets a trophy, because some don't want to promote one winner and make others feel bad or motivate doing them into better.

    This is the kind of world we are heading for, with no proper reviews. Hope you like that dark future, A-fan.
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  • SpaceMonkey77 15/09/2014

    @A_FAN

    That's your view, respectfully, having purchased it, because no one wants to buy a duff game, despite your having fun with it.

    I'd still like reviews so I can make up my mind properly as to buy or not. Its not asking much, so don't pretend it is, please.
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  • SpaceMonkey77 15/09/2014

    @George-Roper

    I guess the investors and other suits got cold feet, when they saw issues with the game, so Actiblizz perhaps sought to play down any grain of negativity, until the numbers in and were up significantly.

    Money plus fear are the only other reasons, they'd not offer a dedicated press server in advance of review and release.
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  • SpaceMonkey77 15/09/2014

    @George-Roper

    Exactly. What's good for all reviews works, or its better/worse to just have no reviews or critique at all.

    @Afan

    Go back and read the Aliens CM reviews and tell me that Sega weren't a bit pissed when things went wrong. And sure, others have been burned when a game hasn't been a success (but that's on their heads ((usually publisher suit types)) before they push a game to gold and store shelves. Not all games are good, but we shouldn't sugar coat them as being great, just because of hype and money.

    This whole mess reminds me of GerstmanGate from the old Kane and Lynch/Gamespot days. Some want to gloss over it, because Destiny is...average at best.
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  • SpaceMonkey77 15/09/2014

    @Big-Boss

    You know who you sound like? Someone excusing Actiblizzard's bad practices. We'd not be picking at it so much if there were reviews of it.

    When was the last time this happened with an MMO? Never before, that's when. All previous MMO, have got reviews after reviewers had naturally played them in advance, then dropped a review around release time.

    Its questionable if a Beta is enough to go on for a review, I say its not, because its a glimpse at the product that's not up to date. So for Actiblizz to pull this stunt isn't good.

    If they have time for Beta access for 4 million people, they should have time to commit to a limited amount of reviewers getting early server access so they can complete their reviews on time. Why buck the trend that works?

    Because, money.
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  • SpaceMonkey77 15/09/2014

    Reviews might be subjective opinion, but the beauty of them is that you don't have to rely on just one (without Metacritic or not. You can read a few reviews and then make a decision based on such. I usually check Gametrailers, EG, RPS, Gamespot, VG247 and Dtoid for a wider scope view.

    To buy something blindly on faith and hype is not a good thing, and it seems so many of you easily forget what happened with Aliens:CM. Gamers shouldn't be duped into buying games and frankly deserve a good product for their good hard earned money.

    We were lucky once with physical games, where if you didn't like it, you could trade it in/sell it on and get some of your money back. As more games go digital though, this option is lost and publishers can laugh all the way to the bank. Those disappointed with a digital Destiny have no option but to suck it up and that....totally sucks.
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  • SpaceMonkey77 15/09/2014

    These sales are good, but all they really say to me is that gamers want a different current gen experience (like Watchdogs for another example), to justify their Xbone/PS4 purchase and few devs have raised their game in this regard so far. So many games are being held back to 2015 as gamers twiddle thumbs.

    I find the hype machine over the lack of review and critique of Destiny disturbing, because as soon as others see those numbers, some will try to emulate Actiblizz mega-hype doings. This could mean the slow death of reviews and critique of many games to come and that's not a good idea. NDAs make sense, and having embargoes on reviews are already bad enough of a somewhat negative step, but this no reviews stuff is crap.

    If publishers can afford to fly reviewers half way around the planet, to sit in a hotel and play a game, the least they could do is offer early server access to website reviewers, so they can get their reviews out in time of release. How hard would that have been?

    But maybe that's the trick. Maybe they are trying to eliminate such consistency of critique, in the name of more potential profit.

    Not for me, but enjoy it all those who bought it, if its your thing.
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  • Planetary Annihilation review

  • SpaceMonkey77 16/09/2014

    Its still on my buy list and I was glad to see it get made for its audience, despite the odds of it not existing. Its always being tweaked anyway, so its community can suggest changes.

    Just as well that it doesn't have to rely so heavily on retail sales. Give it a year and it'll have made its money back.
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  • Chivalry [Medieval Warfare] isn't dead, it's coming to consoles

  • SpaceMonkey77 15/09/2014

    That;s a cool game, but I'm done with Actiblizz for a while. When they've sold 2 million, it might suck to have to deal with a big publisher for a console release.

    Good luck, anyway.
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  • Microsoft buys Mojang and Minecraft for $2.5bn

  • SpaceMonkey77 15/09/2014

    I'm going to give MS a chance to change their crappy dev buying and killing. Instead of sinking money into documentaries above dead ET carts or making tv shows, they could have put that money into making games and have some for Xbone buyers to play.

    And for those already under their wing, give them freedom to create what they want to make, not be focused on dumb Kinect games few want. It gonna be a damn long time before we see anything like Last of Us, Uncharted, Syphon Filter or The Order 1888 on MS formats, until they stop meddling in what games get made by their studios.
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  • SpaceMonkey77 15/09/2014

    The block has finally dropped, then.

    You shouldn't try to see this as too much of a bad thing, while I know MS have way of sucking the life out of acquired devs, like Nintendo before them. Remember to cherish and build your acquired devs, not kybosh and grind them to dust, MS. Do so and good games will happen (and no Kinect chuff either.

    Keeping Android and PS versions going is a smart yet quite unique play for MS, and one we should all applaud (could be a limited time thing, but lets hope not. If Mojang have Minecraft 2 in the pipe (highly possible) or something else new, MS will do well to cultivate those platforms. Money is money, and no amount of animosity towards Sony etc should get in the way of that.

    They, like others, need to realize that regular people don't give a damn about formats wars and exclusivity bs, they just want to buy and play the damn game. Always keep that in mind going forward MS, and the future will be brighter with shiny coin.

    A lesson from Notch, well taught to MS, as he leaves with 2 billion is his pocket. Will look forward to Notch's next venture.
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  • Digital Foundry: Hands-on with Bayonetta 2

  • SpaceMonkey77 15/09/2014

    @dejanu79

    You're telegraphing your paragraphs, Dejan. Please learn to use them, so readers eyes don't bleed to death. Thank you.

    Not surprised by it being a cool game, with minor issues due to the Wii U itself. How it could have been different.
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  • Frontier reveals Elite: Dangerous launch price

  • SpaceMonkey77 15/09/2014

    Its certainly looking special. I didn't play the original, but I'd check this out. Reply +6
  • Sorry, Microsoft, but you can't own Minecraft

  • SpaceMonkey77 13/09/2014

    Its a pity that acerbic hater fools online have pushed Notch to this cliff edge. He's crafted something special in Minecraft, that will be up there with the Rubik's Cube for years to come. Its a rare thing that only the freedom of the PC can deliver, transcending age, race, gender and nations like no other game. It is ultimately whatever your 'Mind' can 'Craft'. It is 'Mine' and yours too.

    Yeah, so I can totally get why many would feel dirty when MS plan to step in with their money bags and buy it. MS I agree, for all their genius with Windows and Xbox, Xbox 360 are a hit and miss outfit. Indeed they have millions, but there's many who work for MS, who do not understand the concept of creativity, inspiration and x factor that craft experiences like Minecraft.

    Gates was the mastermind behind Windows and while he's stepped out of the picture, Windows still occasionally trips up. In fact, MS seem to have this pattern of tripping up, that strangely comes after success that's very worrying. Xbox 360 and Xbox One are testament to when they get success, they then badly shuffle their people around, with the idea to push more success, but those people shuffled end up out of their depth. This is the only way that I can explain what happened with Windows XP (great) to Windows Vista (terrible) to Windows 7 (great) to Windows 8 (cough metro crap cough). This stuff should not be happening to MS and so often too.

    The current development of Xbone shows through its very spec, that someone at MS didn't know what they were doing, through having a chunk of the system dedicated to Kinect, a peripheral that nice but flawed, and overall gamers didn't want. Not upgrading the Xbone RAM to match PS4s also lacked foresight, like someone in charge didn't think of the future.

    But I digress, Minecraft on MS formats only will be a dark day. In the same way that MS still make their fortune on Windows, which runs most of the planets PC, they should think very carefully about leaving Minecraft multiformat. Its clear that it wouldn't still be in the charts, to attract their attention, after all this time if it was only on MS systems.

    To summarize, I hope that Minecraft can have a positive effect on MS in a creative sense. Their MS Game Studios are vastly lacking in the creation of new IP, that they must step up their game to gain fans and sales. They should largely mark Kinect up as a bad move and focus on creating more new non Kinect games, because what point is a console without them?
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  • Pokémon fan arrested after storming White House garden

  • SpaceMonkey77 12/09/2014

    I guess he's had too much Pokemon in his life and then had some weed cakes or something.

    @ghostgate

    Nice funny post.
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  • Larian ponders next game as Divinity: Original Sin sells 500k

  • SpaceMonkey77 12/09/2014

    @pimlicosound

    That's good to hear. Might be time to buy an extra mem card, as you'll never have enough.
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  • SpaceMonkey77 12/09/2014

    @Shepard_Commander

    Tis an indie game, so its gonna have a long tail before it hits 1 million. 500k is nice for a small dev effort. If it hits 1 million in another year, while they work on something new, that's still good for them.
    Reply +6
  • SpaceMonkey77 12/09/2014

    Agreed. A Vita cut could do well on that starved handheld.

    Good luck, whatever they do next.
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  • SpaceMonkey77 12/09/2014

    I'm glad they proved that such games can sell, when publishers don't want to invest in doing such games properly. Long may they survive from Divinity. Bet it won't be long til publishers come sniffing again.

    Perhaps now that you've seen some success, you can make something totally new. Maybe try a similar game in a different universe, playing to your strengths. Maybe something with a sci-fi setting.
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  • Sony insists Vita is here to stay

  • SpaceMonkey77 12/09/2014

    There's much that Sony could do for Vita and much of it has to do with its price and memory card prices, I really wish they see that. Vita is built for the long tail, so much so that even Nintendo are starting to quake even though its behind 3DS in sales.

    The upcoming 3DSXL New is a Nintendo trying to raise their game and while their improvements are minor, they are far from threatening Vita anytime soon. But more importantly, Nintendo are porting Wii titles like Xenoblade Chronicles onto it. (Pay attention to this bit, Sony, you should be raiding those PS2/PS3/PSP games for Vita)

    The other problem is that Sony could have solved the Vita game shortage, with a Vita UMD adapter. Unfortunately, while they don't want to print UMDs anymore, going digital instead, there's a huge decades worth, back catalog of PSP games Vita users could be enjoying, until Vita's library is robust enough. If they were to let gamers play their old games, Vita would be thriving much more.

    But no! We must re-buy those games all over again.

    I still want a Vita, but I can wait a while yet.
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  • Will Ferrell is going to play video games for charity

  • SpaceMonkey77 12/09/2014

    Good luck to him. Some celebs do play games, just possibly not as much as us and they don't really shout about it. He's a funny chap and I hope his campaign does well.

    To the victor, the spoils.
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  • Destiny thrills, but the big picture rings hollow

  • SpaceMonkey77 11/09/2014

    @PSfourskin

    That's true, but there's also few reviews of this game, so how can I trust you (if you've played it) that buying it is worth it.

    Each to their own, though.
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  • SpaceMonkey77 11/09/2014

    Overall, seeing that reviews are lacking, this blog and other recourse like it are all we have to go on Destiny. Can't remember the last time there was no review to consult, perhaps this is a first and that's a bad thing for gamers everywhere.

    I expect that Actiblizz/Bungie invested so much in Destiny, because they want something to replace their ever-aging WoW. This could have worked out better for Destiny, because if there's one thing WoW does well its certainly its lore alongside its gameplay that has gamers still playing it to date (though now with dwindling numbers.

    A lot of work for them to do if they plan to salvage it, instead of counting their moneys. Its really gonna be a tough xmas for them if they leave Destiny as it is, especially with a new CoD due shortly.

    If you are enjoying Destiny, good for you. Hopefully, you'll feel the same way in six months to a year. If you aren't, I won't be surprised.
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  • SpaceMonkey77 11/09/2014

    @jetsetwillie

    That's possible, but I'm not shelling out for this at full price. I'll wait til its rock bottom next year or in a Steam sale.

    No single player, story or even any reviews. I'm sorry, I can't do it.

    Hurry up Fifa or Shadows of Mordor, I need to get Destiny out of my head.
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  • SpaceMonkey77 10/09/2014

    @Azophi

    Borderlands is the Starship Troopers of the fps genre, up there with Bullet Storm. Its a dark place with doses of humour, satire, social commentary, and good characters.

    Play it on your own or in co-op and its hella fun. I'm so sorry I didn't pick it GotY edition in the recent Steam sale. (have 360 version too, mind

    @jetset

    No such thing as bad publicity, friend. We all know Bungie can do better than this.
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  • SpaceMonkey77 10/09/2014

    @Kremlik

    Not at all, Krem. Actiblizz could have opened the servers to press only, but even that was too much for them. Why? Because the game had issues, which would have been spotted earlier, and trickled down back to us.

    The new culture of embargoes doesn't help things either, and has clearly been exploited here.
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  • SpaceMonkey77 10/09/2014

    Well, I guess we'll be dubbing this one Destiny Gate.

    What have we learned today?

    That reviews can be held hostage in the name of money. Very cheeky bastard clever, Actiblizz. (No one else better try this shit again

    That good action gunplay without single player or a proper told story doesn't make a great game.

    And don't believe....don't believe....don't believe the hype!
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  • SpaceMonkey77 10/09/2014

    I never thought I'd ever say this, but if you wanna see a good MMO, go and play FFXIV or Tera. They can teach Bungie a lot in this genre.

    And even they both have social tools.
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  • SpaceMonkey77 10/09/2014

    @OptimumSlinky

    You hit the nail on the head. I had those same thoughts on Titanfall. Loved the mechs wallrunning etc, but they dropped the ball with no single player mode to help established its grand sci-fi vision and just why the hell you were fighting.

    Destiny is doing this same thing, except trying to call itself as a console MMO. The fps part will be cool, but other summed up parts are shallow. No story to tell, then why are you playing it? Even Halo got that bit right.

    If I can tell this just by watching videos of this game for two hours, and not actually playing it, there's something amiss and few want to talk about it.

    Attention! This is not hate. I love the fps genre and sci-fi, but no one likes buying a turkey with no meat on its bones and be told its xmas dinner.

    I guess Gearbox get the last laugh. Bring on more Borderlands.
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  • Payday 2 is getting Hotline Miami crossover DLC this month

  • SpaceMonkey77 11/09/2014

    Oh man, this is gonna be fun. Got me excited again.

    Bring it.
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  • The first Dragon Quest launches on iOS and Android

  • SpaceMonkey77 11/09/2014

    Long overdue but welcome. Just a pity they didn't do this when GBA/DS was around.

    OMG! Good pricing on a Square game? Is the world ending? Guess I'll be giving this a try at some point.

    Price more games like that and more will sell.
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  • Nintendo shows off NES Edition 3DS XL

  • SpaceMonkey77 11/09/2014

    A hooded Nintendo rep, rubs his oily hands with dark glee and smiles.

    ''Gotta shift those stockpiles of 3DS XLs, before we leach them of even more coin for New 3DS XL+. What suckers they all are, biting the bait every time.
    Ha ha ha ha ha!''

    I admit the Pentagram Persona Q one looks cool, though.
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  • David Braben says The Outsider "probably is gone for good"

  • SpaceMonkey77 11/09/2014

    Its a pity, I remember the Edge piece on it made it sound really cool.

    One question beckons. Why don't Frontier get full rights for The Outsider and then Kickstarter it to the finish line, making it truly theirs?

    Worked out fine for Elite Dangerous, so they have our attention already and the quality of that game is there for all to see. I'm sure we'd rather have it to play than see it languish in a dust data room, possibly because MS or said Indian outfit don't believe in it enough.

    Make it happen and I bet Kickstarter would get it released. (port to Xbone and PS4 that really need games too.

    Damn MS committee game chuff is heart breaking, where every game has to push Kinect is just bs.
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  • Starbound dev reveals co-op pirate game Wayward Tide

  • SpaceMonkey77 11/09/2014

    @jammers

    Yeah, I can agree that the 8-16 bit look is the thing, but I think many use it because of its design ease. Levels can be designed on paper first, without the need for advance 3D engines and the expertise that comes with them. From paper they can easily be moved into the game, cutting down time.

    This is not a bad thing mind. Before indie games came along, few were doing 2d games unless on portables. Don't buy them all, but get the ones you want most.

    In time, the move into Unity etc will happen, but 2D is a good way to learn as you produce.
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  • Resident Evil: Revelations 2 will debut as four weekly episodic downloads

  • SpaceMonkey77 11/09/2014

    @sidspacewalker

    Couldn't say. I missed that weekly part. I guess we'll find out soon enough.
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  • SpaceMonkey77 10/09/2014

    @starsama

    The live action flicks were bad too, while I was happy with the first one for a while.
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  • SpaceMonkey77 10/09/2014

    @starsama

    Oh that CG movie was a horrid mess. Leave the movies to the experts, Capcom.
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  • SpaceMonkey77 10/09/2014

    @bad09

    Capcom are experimenting with games sold at lower prices. Dragon's Dogma sold for around £20-30 as did the Dark Arisen expansion sequel at £20. Despite the price, Dragons Dogma actually sold really well for them, about 1 million or so.

    Whether they can do the same with RE, I couldn't say. A regular episodic nature might help RE, and maintain the suspense that its been lacking. It needs more NPCs survivors though, like DR and TWD.
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  • SpaceMonkey77 10/09/2014

    @sidspacewalker

    This is a good thing. Through the feedback Capcom will no doubt get from the choices we make in the game, they can use to help mold a better experience, as Telltale did.

    Some life or death choices like TWD would go a long way, but the fact you are on an island could cut off/limit such options.
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  • SpaceMonkey77 10/09/2014

    Interesting them adopting an episodic approach like TWD (Capcom, you've been playing TWD, haven't you? If so, that's a good thing.

    While I dislikey the 'kidnap to island' cliched bit, I will still watch for how it turns out. They still have a lot to learn as far as story and human drama go from TWD, but doing so might bring the RE games onto a more positive path.

    Also, more Dragons Dogma, please Capcom. Get that bad boy a third game and onto PC/Xbone/PS4 and add some multiplayer.

    Might be an idea to HD release the previous two games too.
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  • Assassin's Creed Unity's heist co-op missions shown off

  • SpaceMonkey77 10/09/2014

    Looks cool. Bring it. Reply +3
  • PS4 passes 1m sales mark in the UK

  • SpaceMonkey77 10/09/2014

    @man.the.king

    Thanks for the correction, Man.

    @Kostas
    The PS4 selling well I think is because gamers favor Sony more, possibly from their other tv/music products. Many gamers also cut their gaming teeth on Sony formats since 97, long before MS entered the arena. Add Fifa to the PS math and its a big thing.

    Brand loyalty? Maybe, maybe not.
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  • Activision: Destiny "most successful new video game franchise launch ever"

  • SpaceMonkey77 10/09/2014

    @A_FAN

    No point in my trying to convince you of this game being a turkey.

    Stuff could be fixed via updates, but they have a long way to go and turn this around.
    Reply +5
  • SpaceMonkey77 10/09/2014

    @A_FAN

    Oh I do, sir. Don't let my view rock your gaming boat. Play what you want. Its just my opinion and you are welcome to agree or disagree if you like.
    Reply +4
  • SpaceMonkey77 10/09/2014

    So, Activision are claiming prizes, but the numbers of sales aren't released. That's pathetic and shows why Destiny is a type of Fools Gold game, molded by infectious suits to give more but actually be less.

    Sorry, the fps gameplay looks fun, but I'm still not buying it.

    Destiny is a cash grab, a nice barrel of guns with blank bullets. no wonder they were cagey on reviews, while watching their bank balance clear.

    10 year life span? Yeah, good luck with that. I get that you are trying to replace WoW, but this isn't the way to do it.

    The beauty of sci-fi is being able to stretch normal limits. After all I've seen of this game, its very shallow on the sci-fi story, like how Titanfall was. Such shallowness is unforgiveable and I stopped playing Titanfall because of it.

    Long live single/multiplayer games with a tale to tell.
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