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  • Gaming convention threatens to abandon Indiana if anti-gay bill passes

  • SpaceMonkey77 27/03/2015

    @jasonchurch

    Partly true, in some cases more than others. Its a big fish and holds a lot sway. If some one were to say something, things might improve though. A lot of former colonies look up to the U.K. (Right about now, a lot of folk in Hong Kong might shed a tear for the past a bit)

    What world do I live in? I live in a world that reasonably good (from my view point), but could be better than it is. Improvements and change come quicker to some nations, than they do to others. If the U.K wanted to just improve itself alone, it certainly wouldn't bother helping other nations that might need it.

    Sometimes we can get too caught up in a help culture, mind. We could learn more when its time to ease off and let others make their own way.

    @Nikanoru

    Good point made.
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  • SpaceMonkey77 27/03/2015

    @JayScott

    Are you trying to be funny?

    I won't answer your question, when you know the answer. Its a poor attempt at derailing the train.

    And if the thread is full of preposterous comments as you put it, do your best to counter. We can wait.

    As for such attitudes towards gay folk in some countries, much is the result of colonialism, from which english, french and dutch nations largely walked away from. IMO they should seek to correct those bad discriminatory messages of past days. Used to illegal to be gay in the U.K once, so there you go.
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  • SpaceMonkey77 27/03/2015

    @spamdangled

    Perhaps I'm a bit of a sheltered country boy. I don't live in a big city, so perhaps I'm not seeing/feeling your pain as much, as awful as it is.

    I got no problem with people holding hands, but it shows how threatened by such some people are, when its all in their mind and fear.

    Dude, I grew up in the Caribbean. When I was young I recall that some people would say nasty wrong things about gay folk. I later learned that it was culturally pushed, as many of these islands used to be British colonies, with a church on every corner nearly. During the founding of these colony nations, persecution of sodomites was the norm in the U.K and was carried over.

    IMO, Jamaica is the worst example of this. While a nice place with a lot of cool people in general, gay people are discriminated against, abused and beaten up, like in some African nations. If you go out there, please be careful. What I dislike the most is that the U.K, should be doing more to change this thinking out there, as these are former colonies with religion our nation pushed on the islanders.
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  • SpaceMonkey77 27/03/2015

    @spamdangled

    Lol, why would you be punched. Do they want to kiss your boyfriend too?

    I wouldn't take that, friend. If push comes to shove, go and learn some martial arts and no one will ever mess with you. All you need learn are the basics of a few lesson, and many people trying to threaten will back up.

    Besides, surely if you love your boyfriend deeply, is he not worth braving such punches for. Even for a kiss? Be ready to kick balls though and fight for those you love.

    Again, martial arts is your friend, go learn some if you can. Its a good life skill that will never leave you.
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  • SpaceMonkey77 27/03/2015

    @peterfll

    I hear what you are saying, but you shouldn't let it get to you. Now, while a poor choice of words, everything we do and are in life is a choice, even stuff you feel deeply about.

    Your skin colour is a choice through cells and what you get from your bio-parents. However even this doesn't always go to plan, as nature can do something different. Albinos and twins are different, but still human sometimes with extra qualities/disabilities others don't have.

    Experiences are choices too and none you make are really wrong, while you can sometimes change them or adjust. You are who you are and who you want to be. Believe in that and you'll be fine.

    Better to co-opt/own such words than have them hated/thrown on you.
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  • SpaceMonkey77 27/03/2015

    @Cheeky-Girl-Gamer

    You shouldn't feel bad. I think many people might frown upon public displays of affection in general, as some have strangely become more prude than less.

    On the flip side, if you got down on one knee to ask for your girls hand in marriage, all of a sudden people cheers such a public display of affection and love. Says a lot about the minds of some.

    Clubbers are an accepting bunch. When having fun with loud music and booze is such a passion, they'll accept many people and that's a great thing.
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  • SpaceMonkey77 27/03/2015

    @spamdangled

    Lol, I now see my innuendo. Very funny, even though I'm not a gay, I can laugh at that.
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  • SpaceMonkey77 27/03/2015

    @ansionnach

    Touche.

    Praise the Sun.

    I can agree with that thinking, in that IMO, the pure random acts of the universe created us. Like anything in it, we are here by pure chance and while we might sometimes think so, aren't that special. (Space travel and exploration may change that slowly though)

    I can get behind just celebrating the world spinning another 24hrs and seeing another sunrise and sunset. It'll be that way until we are no more than dust. No need for bible etc as a result.
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  • SpaceMonkey77 27/03/2015

    @lone_wolf_uk

    Yep. No guarantee a man would win but the possibility. Oh. the Suffragettes would arise from the grave, apparently, not.

    Men are also discriminated against with regards to parental rights too, because the mother is always the best parent, because nature and women. Again, the powers that be have done little to change this for the better. Quite sad when it should be equal.

    And as for single guys, there's something wrong with you, because you got that pron vid/mag to settle your natural male urges. But hey, ladies, you can all have your copies of Fifty Shades of Pron to deal with your urges/fantasies. It'll be celebrated all over the news, when that should be equal too.

    Could be said it sucks to be a male, these days.
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  • SpaceMonkey77 27/03/2015

    @ansionnach

    That's the thing. Just because many disagree with this bill, doesn't mean that they automatically dislike your said religion (whichever sect you rally for), but while the bill is religious based, while its clearly freedom at the expense of others freedom), they may end up going down that road, that they might not have otherwise visited.

    I'm not religious, but its a tough time for religious people out there. You really don't want to make it worse with this kind of stuff.

    Hey, I love your part about the Bible. One of the key reason I stopped going to church was that I wanted to know what happened to Jesus between him being 18-30. It was clear to me that someone edited the Bible and I wasn't going to get the full story, even from any priest I knew. Recent tales have come to light that Jesus may have married and had children, which would be cool if true, but who knows. The down playing of Mary Magdelene is also a bad thing, which also hurt womens roles in church life for ages.
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  • SpaceMonkey77 27/03/2015

    Indiana will become a real classy place soon. Some will bring back those sign from old westerns, saying 'No blacks, chinks etc allowed' outside. That would be a sad day for humanity.

    The right to refuse sale is fine, if you are threatening the shop owner or messing up his/her stuff/ other customers etc. When you start before they are even through the door, that's a problem.

    'Hi there, now line up and tick this questionnaire before I serve ya.

    Are you a gay? WTF? You are....then git da hell outta my shop, dammit!

    Indeed, such a place wouldn't deserve much custom. I'm glad that we are more tolerant in the U.K on such matters. There is a danger that positive discrimination might undo all of that.

    No, sir, you can't sign up. This is a Cancer Run for WOMEN ONLY, even though men also get cancer too.
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  • SpaceMonkey77 27/03/2015

    @The-Animal-Mother

    Not really. Some laws aren't made for good reason or the protection of everyone. This law was made for the few, at the expense of the many, and because religious based, its very wrong.

    What if in a months time, everything in Indiana fell apart, because everyone else (non religious) decided to act the same way, and refuse services to everyone who back this crappy law? They'd quickly have to rethink things.

    Sorry, I can't serve you, because your folks back a lame law that discriminates people and I disagree with. Next! Where would this slippery slope end. U.S, you really have to get with that separation of church and state, fast.
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  • SpaceMonkey77 27/03/2015

    @danger.to.others

    I think its more to do with such people feeling threatened by something different. What they'll then do though is retreat to drone thinking, by consulting their archaic bible.

    Oh, sorry. I can't accept you because a book written by people thousands of years ago, and edited a few times since, must be ultimately truth in every word. The weird beauty of the Bibles, is in its showing both sides of the argument. One part will say you don't accept others way of life and they deserve to die, while another other will say turn the other cheek and love they neighbour. (I'm probably mixing my Bibles here).

    And yes, the greeks and romans had no problem with homosexuality. I think it was after the fall of Rome, that some decided on a reboot, where discrimination of the sodomites and others was pushed, supposedly to make people better. Its a good thing that's back fired. Just let people, be who they wanna be, so long as no one is being hurt and its all good.

    As for the Pope and the Vatican, who I think were part of hiding homosexuality (through suppression/destruction of ancient art etc) and persecuting those who were, while it was also growing in their monasteries, I can't listen to anything they say. People should try thinking for themselves, than to some dude in white, that's strangely always over 60 and near death.
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  • SpaceMonkey77 27/03/2015

    Well, they could always try holding it in Detroit. They would welcome that extra income since they are in dire straits. (was that a bad joke? no)

    Failing that, some other state with more open minds and available venues.
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  • SpaceMonkey77 27/03/2015

    This is really sad. Didn't know anything about this law. Who's bad idea was it? Some religions have some positive aspects, but its this kind of ugly flip side stuff that keeps me well clear of it.

    I think when they see the money that they'll be losing, they'll be very sorry, but common sense should prevail over any money loss. Sucks to live there, perhaps.

    Good luck, Gen Con.
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  • Sony cuts PlayStation TV UK price to Ł45

  • SpaceMonkey77 27/03/2015

    Nice. Better to go Chromecast, though. Reply -1
  • Bloodborne review

  • SpaceMonkey77 27/03/2015

    The game looks cool and fun, and not as scary as Souls. Wish I had a PS4 to play it. If this EG review isn't enough. look around for vid reviews. Reply +1
  • Atari considering rebooting Tempest, Missile Command, more

  • SpaceMonkey77 27/03/2015

    Yeah, I see that they want to turn recent bad news into a positive, fine. Would be nice to see something totally new from you, Atari.

    Wheeling out old rope may seem nice, but sorry, after the Minter business, I'll pass. Come back when you have sorted things out with him first.
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  • Resident Evil 5: Gold Edition is now on Steamworks

  • SpaceMonkey77 27/03/2015

    Ah GFWL, a fine example of why many gamers should be wary of getting too entrenched in W10. MS suits might one day wake up a decade from June 2015 and decide, we don't like games anymore, seeya.

    To see RE5 (and some other games) suffering from this still is terrible.
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  • YouTube Live to take on Twitch and be announced at E3 - report

  • SpaceMonkey77 25/03/2015

    @arcam

    With regards to the plus/negs, it seems through its misuse that war is all some rally for, instead of good discussion about games.

    Android and iOS differences I know having used them, but personally that's been from a consumer side, not a dev side, The former is well supported but very crowded, that it can be harder to make an impact with a game/ap. The latter of which while its more open has its own pitfalls (see Monument Valley sales vs non sales. The flip side of bailing from mobile, should some choose to is that PC is always there as an alternative.

    @Porcupine

    You didn't read all of my previous post, did you. Half of it was on topic, so yeah. Carry on.
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  • SpaceMonkey77 25/03/2015

    Well, thanks for the mystery neg. Glad to know someone always provides me with the colour red on my posts. Might be a better idea for each account to know who negs or pluses) your posts, EG, no?

    Twitch certainly is cool for tournies. Will be looking forward to catching some over the summer. Hope its E3 coverage is good too.
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  • SpaceMonkey77 25/03/2015

    You've got to ask yourselves, how much does Google actually care about games, to go that extra. Their Play Store isn't a patch on iOS and Android support is spotty and less secure, unlike iOS, which doesn't help devs as much (while iOS has its issues to mind.

    If Google were serious about games, they'd sort their store out first, as well as this Youtube move. I can't wait to see what they have to say, on what they did to many gamers on Youtube at E3, and yet expect those same gamers to back them again (in a world of Twitch, Kickstarter, Patreon and other options.

    Competition is good, anyway.
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  • SpaceMonkey77 25/03/2015

    Well, good luck with that, Youtube.

    After them losing many gamers with their Googlebot and screwing many Let's Players out of a living, I can't see gamers getting behind them. Google made a terrible call and now Twitch is the home for many, and long may it stay that way.

    Next time, think carefully before trying to screw gamers over. Guess this is one area that Amazon got right, investing in Twitch, while it scared many, it might all work out (or so we hope. Not too sure about this streaming of music concerts on Twitch though, as its totally not what many want, while perhaps an extra for some.
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  • Payday 2 support will continue for two more years

  • SpaceMonkey77 24/03/2015

    Great news. Maybe after that time they can release its tools to the mod people out there. Its been a joy to support the game and watch it grow into something special. Also a big thing for 505, who've released some weird games over the years, but this one has surely put them and Overkill on the map.

    There's a lot to be said for some free DLC, when many other games want to bill you every step.

    And long may PD2 survive, like TF2 etc.
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  • A new Singularity title has been teased

  • SpaceMonkey77 23/03/2015

    Yeah, was a cool game and deserves a sequel, especially how it ended. One to watch for.

    Congrats on 25 years in the game, Raven. Not all get that luxury.
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  • A live-action Zelda series is in development for Netflix - report

  • SpaceMonkey77 23/03/2015

    @FladgeMangle

    You make a good point. They are much better suited to this treatment.

    I'm mixed on this Zelda stuff. Will have to wait and see.
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  • Star Citizen patch 1.1 makes big changes, adds two new spaceships

  • SpaceMonkey77 23/03/2015

    Nice. Can't wait to play this.

    The more I see of SC, the more I like, and none of it seems falsely hype fueled, like Destiny.
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  • Mortal Kombat X Quitalities explode rage quitters' heads

  • SpaceMonkey77 23/03/2015

    This is a good idea. I like. Reply 0
  • The best PS4 games

  • SpaceMonkey77 23/03/2015

    This piece will be done for all formats on EG, so put away your format war blades. PS4 and XB1 are also suffering from I call 'early format famine'. We get this each console gen, but easily forget it. From my experience with 360, its first year was the same, that I didn't invest in one until 2006. It took two years from launch for the library to get to breaking point in good solid choice.

    What's also having an impact is the rise of Steam and Early Access on PC, Here, devs can create a game and have it earning from them very early, while dedicated console development has lots more hoops to jump through. I get the impression that devs prefer this way of making games than the long established console/publisher relationship. The cost of making a game has also risen, creating its own obstacles (indie or not. There are probably more complications we don't know of, such is the path of making something.

    Anyway, give it time and more games will come.
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  • Rainbow Six: Siege closed alpha gameplay footage leaks

  • SpaceMonkey77 23/03/2015

    @WorldScaper

    On the contrary, What I rally for is variety. A place and a game where you can have your hard as nails fps, alongside the other side of the coin, that you so easily dismiss. Why not have both?

    As with Dark Souls 2, many found that their fears of it being dumbed down, were just empty shadows in their minds. Hard mode was still there for the masochist gamer in them. With that in mind and while a different developer, the key point remains which is that while you might not have any hope that you'll be catered to, its likely that you (or many like you) will still buy it (or not. But dont stop there, if you feel so strongly about it, drop Ubi a line and let them know what you want from Siege. No guarantees, but its beats getting angry about change.

    No problem. I like a long post that tweaks those impulses in your skull noodles with thoughts provoked and of interest, than raising your base anger and madness, ....babble, babble.

    Also, paragraphs are your friend, friend.
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  • SpaceMonkey77 23/03/2015

    @L_A_G

    Its not alienating at all. It just that old chessnut of english being easier for many to grasp.

    Were the history tables turned, it could have been spanish or french instead, but those are the breaks, friend.

    Note: Ubisoft is a french developer. There were no doubt other nations present in the alpha, but english was probably chosen specifically because more understand it.
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  • SpaceMonkey77 23/03/2015

    @WorldScaper

    Well I'm not sure what you want, friend. You seem displeased whatever happens. If it upsets you so, might be time to take a break from gaming. While I agree that certain games are going a certain way, the reason that's happening is because the games market is growing, where many industries aren't. They want more sales and be welcoming to more gamers, not less.

    Recently Dark Souls 2 had this problem, by offering a mode that's a bit easier for some to play, while not detracting from its hardcore aspects, as some worried. I expect Siege will tread this same line, but won't please all those elite PC suitors at its table. Either you want gaming to be accepted and grow, or you want gaming to stay in the basements and bedroom exclusive clubs. I'm for the former any day, so that I'll be gaming for life.

    @L_A_G

    Respect to Spec Ops, a great and refreshing game. I can also agree that the loss of Six Days was a bad thing, as I'm sure we want more variety in our games, not less, and had it come out, could have been up there with Spec Ops too. I expect the only chance we'll ever see anything like Six Days will be via some brave indies on PC. Amen to that and variety.
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  • SpaceMonkey77 23/03/2015

    @rolands

    Well, each to their own. I say don't knock it til you've tried it. So many games come out all the time, with so many different types of control via a controller. Just because some might not favour a controller option, doesn't make it any less valid. Over the years, I've been rarely disappointed with Ubi's games via controller. From GRAW, GRAW2, GRAW3 recent Splinter Cell games, all work well and I expect RS: Siege to be just as good.

    I'm sure Ubi want as many gamers playing their games as possible, not less, so stick to what you prefer and leave others to their choice, respectfully. And when I play others on PC, I don't even think about what they are using to play (why worry about it, you can't change their choice), just rely on my own controls and skills to create a fun time. Remember, kids, kb&m might be more precise than controllers on PC, but they still ultimately rely on the player controlling them. In the end, your learned skill will matter.

    @Worldscaper

    If you feel that bad about a game that's not out and you are yet to play, don't bother buying it, friend. You can enjoy previous versions that are less arcade centric as you put it, can't you? Win win and everyone is having fun.
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  • SpaceMonkey77 23/03/2015

    @rolands

    Lol. Nothing wrong with that in this here 21st century. Didn't you get the memo? Most PC games work with a 360 controller, since its USB and has been around since 2005.

    I game on PC and use one out of choice. Makes certain games much easier to play, but naturally doesn't work with everything.
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  • SpaceMonkey77 23/03/2015

    This looks sick* (that means good). Hurry up and get this and The Division out, Ubi.

    @Bergaton

    I hear you, but don't put down random players. It is possible to find those who know that these games are about co-op play and not one man run and gun crap. Friends are fine to game with, but that doesn't always go well either. Apples and pears but I think it can change depending on the game you play.

    If say you allow friendly fire as many of these games do, there are those that will troll it and ignore team work and working to an objective, just to upset others for lame lols. However, remove friendly fire and magically, those same players will stop the crap and play the game as they should.
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  • PS2 and Xbox 360 versions of Final Fantasy 11 come to an end March 2016

  • SpaceMonkey77 23/03/2015

    @jamyskis1981

    You make some good points. I think the running of old games is going to become more of an issue with many due to upgrade to W10.

    In the end like much older games and tech, it'll be down to gamers/modders to keep these games alive, so don't underestimate their passion to keep a flame burning against the darkness odds. So long as there are old games, there will be someone out there running W95/98/XP etc. Its clear already that we can't rely on devs and pubs to keep these things going, so we must do it ourselves. What happened with SW Galaxies on PC is a fine example of such passion. It could yet happen with FF11.

    I doubt Steam will ever go away, but I understand those fears, and Valve has a contingency plan b for if that day ever arrives.
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  • Battlefield Hardline review

  • SpaceMonkey77 23/03/2015

    Glad everyone is enjoying it, even if I can't play it at the mo. Overall, that's why we are here. Reply -1
  • SpaceMonkey77 23/03/2015

    Its a hit, as I knew it would be. Plain and simple, most new gen gamers just want something new and fun to play. Can't blame them after sinking so much into their consoles.

    Hardlines, single player moot notes will be ignored by these masses, because many don't play the single player anyway, and frankly the way EA/Visceral have taken it with its procedural cop show porn, isn't inspiring, despite its good mo-cap acting etc.

    But hey, fun is fun. Go play and enjoy BF Cop Militarism 1.0.
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  • Titanfall: One year on

  • SpaceMonkey77 23/03/2015

    Titanfall already has the focus of multiplayer and competitive stuff will come as it grows, if it hasn't already. That's the natural progression of an online game like this. A sequel will bring more awesome.

    However, as a heavily sci fi based game, it needs narrative and lore more, to flesh out its world, factions etc (think of WoW without all its lore). This is stumbling block that Destiny also tripped over, which left all that cool tech you use, without much reason behind it all. Titanfall 2 needs something like a single player campaign, similar to what EA/Westwood C&C series used to do, where it can be fought for either side, good, bad or in the middle.

    I want to know who first made those cool mecha, and all the other stuff that such a world can have to enrich it. Its not asking much, so don't mess it up, Respawn.
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  • Xenoblade Chronicles 3D digital version requires bigger SD card

  • SpaceMonkey77 23/03/2015

    @Old_Books

    Not really. Vita is nice but its also Sony's baby that needs tending. I think its better that they focus it with indie games, because 3rd parties will only offer so much hand held support.

    Sony should also look into getting more PC ports onto it. Stuff like Banished and Cities Skyline could be good. These are also games that are unlikely to grace 3DS. 3DS is not a fail, but its sales are dipping because those that want one already have one....or two. Its also a hard sell with iPad/iPhone etc out there.
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  • SpaceMonkey77 23/03/2015

    Being one of the swan songs for 3DS, despite it being released previously (a sad note parp), its certainly a sign of 3DS reaching its natural limits, which weren't great from the start. Vita still has the legs and will outlast it.

    SD card are reasonably priced, though. Why settle for a puny 8gb, when you can get a 64gb for a bit more. If I had a 3DS, the latter would be standard and can easily be found within reasonable mark up online.
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  • Nintendo's free-to-play Pokémon Shuffle passes 1m downloads

  • SpaceMonkey77 23/03/2015

    @Kami

    2.5m might seem like nothing to those not interested, but to them that's gold in the mountains worth mining.

    And with their recent warming to mobile, that number will only grow as they do more games on it. If you don't like it, that's okay. You can still play your 3DS......for now at least.
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  • God of War 3 Remastered announced for PS4

  • SpaceMonkey77 20/03/2015

    Tis kinda lame, but you gotta expect this early in a consoles life. Not enough new games are ready to go yet, and is also why many PC/indie games are filling the void.

    When the new gen games arrive in force, these HD remasters will take a big back step. I hope Sony can do better than The Order 1888 game wise, with perhaps some more PS4 Syphon Filter 4, Jumping Flash 3 etc. The Uncharted 4 delayed and The Last Guardian all but near disappearing, hasn't helped things for Sony and PS4 either.
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  • Making sense of Steam's refund policy

  • SpaceMonkey77 20/03/2015

    @arcam

    I agree. Its interesting for everyone to shout monopoly, where their was no digital games service before hand. Do something new and well and all of a sudden you are the enemy. Valve are far from the big corps awfulness of others (those who nickle and dime u at every step), and how they are set up, is part of why they succeed to date, to the envy of many.

    Games are still a young medium, like the internet and other things. Now, while I get where the EU are coming from with this refund policy (it sounds good to even me, for not all games work on Steam, for one reason or another) in practice its quite difficult. Valve as a US company, just like Google, don't have to bend to EU rules as much, especially when they sell games to other nations online. Valve unlike Google, have no U.K/EU offices, which makes it harder to bind them to any agreement such as this.

    Things going digital, we have made sacrifices that can't be undone. The ball is really in Valve's court so we'll see what happens. But just like the EU throwing a hissy fit and trying to have Google broken up, I say to them, yeah, good luck trying that supposedly awesome plan. The EU needs to think from a less governmental and more tech side on this, but we know that the fuddy-duds that have their seats in Brussels are far from that and thus, will rarely make decisions without thinking through their long term impact.

    Overall, Despite my reluctance to jump into Steam, I'd find it hard to go back to the fragmented way PC games were before it (Too much huge packaging and crap, GFWL pushed on us, which then got dumped by MS, leaving us high and dry and games stores that didn't even want to sell PC games, let alone let you trade them, lack of standard controller support, lack of decent feedback and reports on game problems etc) Don't pretend things were better back then, because that stuff was slowly killing the PC games market and no one cared to step up and save it (such was the focus on consoles. It took Valve and Steam to unify and turn all of that around for the better, so I won't begrudge them their successful dues or them being loved by gamers/devs etc.

    So, like many I'd welcome refunds (say 14-28 days from buy date, but that's unrealistic for a digi-product, so 24-48 hours would do), but failing that, just be careful what you buy, gamers. And if you buy a dud game, report it to Valve and they will deal with it.
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  • Dying Light has reached 3.2m players

  • SpaceMonkey77 19/03/2015

    I knew you could do it Techland. I believed in Dead Island when many doubted it, post L4D, but you proved them wrong against the odds.

    Dying Light builds nicely on the foundations of that early awesome with DI, and I'm glad more gamers can enjoy this zombie masher.

    Raise your glasses and mod weapons.
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  • Hideo Kojima's name removed from Metal Gear Solid 5 branding

  • SpaceMonkey77 19/03/2015

    @Vixzer

    Yeah. I agree.

    20 years is a chunk of life time. Certainly Konami's loss and without him, its almost like they won't have a public face to gamers, and instead will have a Konami stooge that spits PR dribble, when asked a question.

    A sad day in the life of Konami and I fear for their future. Kojima however will do his thing elsewhere with fresh new games.
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  • SpaceMonkey77 19/03/2015

    Damn, that's a bit of a blow.

    Here's the thing. Konami at large, seem disinterested in games, gaming culture and making more games these days, as the health sector, Silent Hill, MGS and PES fills their coffers, they seem to want to sit back and not do much. Without Kojima as someone out there, meeting minds and mixing with others, Konami would be a lesser game dev. How many times have we cried out for certain games in their stable, only to get nothing?

    Should it come to Kojima leaving in the near future, I think he'd be better off doing his own thing. He's talented enough and would have no trouble gaining new fans, while the suits at Konami don't seem to have a clue about games anymore. Perhaps another older generation, out of touch with the present.

    As for that dot to dot reply, that says nothing, we can expect more of that. Nice. Stay classy, Konami.
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  • With the announcement of the NX, Nintendo admits defeat with the Wii U

  • SpaceMonkey77 19/03/2015

    @crackerjack245

    Glad you agree. This is tough topic for some, and I'm glad it hasn't descended into lame arguments and name calling.

    @davidlayfield

    Your timeline thing is nice, but while interesting to note, it disregards the other unknown moves in games, outside of Nintendo. As much as anyone can plan, you also gotta keep an eye on your competition, and its here that Nintendo have failed and suffered because of it.
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  • SpaceMonkey77 19/03/2015

    @crackerjack245

    I'm afraid that there's many people still so entrenched in their fun that they can't think otherwise. Each to their own.

    A mobile strategy is an improvement, but I get your point that it might not work as well outside of Japan. However, to counter that point of yours, though, there are a lot of emerging markets for mobile in places like Africa, India as well as China, where smart phones are growing and these are market that Nintendo traditionally have had little to no presence in. Via mobile they can now sell their games to these places, without a console. That potential should not be sniffed at for them.

    But yes, Wii U is a fail and those in denial need to accept that while moving on. You want to blame anyone, its all on Nintendo. I fear that they still haven't learned much from their previous fails with consoles and perhaps are doomed to repeat them. We'll see.
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  • Cities: Skylines review

  • SpaceMonkey77 19/03/2015

    @dimasok

    Well part of the beauty of this game, is that its has Workshop modding out of the box. This means that any issue can be fixed and solved, and it'll slowly evolve over time to the needs of players. That's the complete opposite of Sim City, which was removing features and well liked options.

    Nothing wrong with it being a fun rough diamond, and it can only improve via Steam. In a similar way, Banished, while a good and difficult game, has recently received mod upgrades, enhancing the game further.
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