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  • PlayStation 4 version of Persona 5 revealed

  • SpaceMonkey77 01/09/2014

    @Manwards

    Yep, I can agree with you. Atlus need more original games like Catherine, because they are whipping Persona too hard, IMO. Playing school kids is a bit of a played out trope, that's annoying.

    It'll probably be good like the previous ones but some variety is a good idea, Atlus.
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  • Capcom announces Resident Evil Revelations 2

  • SpaceMonkey77 01/09/2014

    I never purchased RE6, but like some of the ideas in it. Revelations I'll have to check out. I gotta say though, the series has gone downhill as more zombie stuff from others like TWD, just seem to do this stuff better than Capcom, now.

    Overall, I think we care less about Umbrella these days and more about the drama (yeah, noted, the drama in RE isn't the greatest) of regular people surviving with dwindling resources and little hope, and unfortunately, Capcom have yet to make a game that angle since RE Outbreak. I'd rather see them take RE in that kind of Outbreak direction.

    To get this series back on track, Capcom need to hire a good writer, then mold the game around new tales. RE makes them a lot of money, so please don't fook it up?

    Thanks.
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  • After a decade away, Dragon Quest returns to PlayStation

  • SpaceMonkey77 01/09/2014

    @Makeem95

    You aren't alone there. I'm amazed that anyone would eat up Musuo games, yet perhaps not like something like Batman, where your enemies have some degree of intelligence, thus providing challenge and fun.
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  • SpaceMonkey77 01/09/2014

    I missed DQ8, so I'll have to back track on that one.

    Whether this will convince japanese gamers to get a PS4 out there, who knows. I just hope this trickles down to other formats, because for all the moaning about lack of sales, Square sometimes does, exclusive games aren't really progressive to make more money.

    Judging by that vid alone, not sure if to look forward to a DW style rpg game. Its not really for me, so I'll wait and see.

    A parting thought, I'm worried that Square don't really want to learn to make a good action game. Emulating DW isn't great news, especially after Hyrule Warriors just hit. Yes, HW sold well but its a lame kind of action game, more bombastic 1-vs-100 style over true substance.
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  • Dead Or Alive 5: Last Round announced for PS4 and Xbox One

  • SpaceMonkey77 01/09/2014

    Do people still play these DOA games? I did enjoy DOA4, but only for so long.

    I got feeling its gonna be behind SFIV, so I hope they raise their game, after so long. Good luck, KT.

    Each to their own, people. Calm your neg nags.
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  • PlayStation 4 themes coming in next system update

  • SpaceMonkey77 01/09/2014

    That's nice. I don't bother with such bells and whistles. A good old jpeg will do from online, of whatever I dig. Reply +2
  • Nintendo announces new 3DS and 3DS XL designs with extra buttons, improved CPU

  • SpaceMonkey77 31/08/2014

    @The_Weird

    Indeed, and that's why its best to wait a while before investing in Nintendo hardware. There's always gonna be a revision that kicks you in the balls.

    DS Lite was the last time I bothered. Then they pushed the DSi and I stopped trying to catch up.

    I bet staunch Nintendo fans will again defend all of this fleecing, so whatever.
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  • SpaceMonkey77 29/08/2014

    @Serebii

    That's a bad example in Halo, Black. MS will give Halo players all the maps from the previous version in the upcoming Master Chief Megapack or whatever its called. Besides that Halo has also graced PC as an option.

    Nintendo are not going to give gamers the same treatment with Pokemon, and will fleece them for all they are worth.

    As for the Vita its lack of support is up to Sony. Dropping that memory card price would help. Vita doesn't have to win, all it has to do for Sony is last about eight years. Getting games made for it is the problem, but Sony can lean more towards indie devs, who also make games for PC.

    From the time the 3DS was released, I said it was dumb of them not to have gone dual stick, but as usual was shouted down as a hater here. Working in a vacuum has its benefits, but all it does hardware wise is hurt Nintendo.
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  • SpaceMonkey77 29/08/2014

    @WoodyG

    I'm afraid that's exactly what this is, friend. A 32x like stop gap with tweaks, adding more confusion for gamers and more stock to flood store shelves, that already have enough Nintendo stuff.

    Anyone remember the game fragmentation caused on N64 by the 64mb expansion add on? Well that's what's soon due to hit 3DS. Not a good move.

    They've still got a lot to learn from Sony and Vita. (and vice versa
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  • SpaceMonkey77 29/08/2014

    Interesting revision, but the problem is that these new ones will fragment the audience once more and stick two fingers up at previous buyers. Yes, progress is good but try to learn from Apple, Nintendo.

    Would have been better to just push a new system, because this feels like another GBA Micro move, using up the 3DS stock pile, before the push to a real 3DS successor. The Vita might be in second place holding pattern, but if I'm correct its game support will continue to grow, especially with cross play options.

    Collectors will bite but who else, with a new ipad/iPhone due shortly? Some suckers will bite too.

    On a positive note I like the coloured buttons. That cam stick is going to cause some issues to do with grip, IMO. This model may be leaning for more of a possible coming home/mobile rumoured device.

    No one likes being mugged by too many revisions. Good luck selling this spiel anyway.
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  • Nintendo of Europe lays off 320 workers

  • SpaceMonkey77 31/08/2014

    They gotta save those extra yen, so to hell with you.

    Tough times. Good luck to those on the skids.
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  • Why we need more developers like Zoe Quinn

  • SpaceMonkey77 30/08/2014

    While I agree, I think they already are out there, they just aren't all female. Things will improve as more enter games for a living.

    Rome wasn't built in a day, but at least it got built and some of it still stands today.
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  • Leading creators back latest Tropes vs Women video

  • SpaceMonkey77 30/08/2014

    Its been great exchanging views here, and hey, no death threats thrown to each other too.

    Its good to acknowledge and hopefully address any issues. I think the other problem with Anita stance is that the female thing is not new news. Back as far as the 90's, when Tomb Raider and Lara Croft became big, the same questions were asked, just as many that held games aloft. Games have progressed a lot from those days (its still really a 30 year old industry, a mere young pup next to daddy film and great grandfather language and text).

    Progress in games is taking steps, but Rome wasn't built in a day. However, I don't think that she or anyone can expect games to cater to female needs, unless made by females as leads.

    The other thing against Anita is basic time. As a tech based industry, games move at an alarming rate. They are made to be fun and sell and can be huge and expensive. Yes, there's always room for change, but don't expect the earth and the moon when most gamers are made by males, who ultimately want to make something fun (hopefully minus politics. We have come a long way from when the titillation of Lara Croft was a thing.

    There are plenty of examples of positive females in games (and yes, some negative too as natural counter), holding their own. As much as some like to criticize Ubisoft after their lack of an AC female character, this seems weird because BG&E, Prince of Persia and even the GRAW series have featured positive female characters, alongside the males. AC Liberation did a grand job with its female character, so Ubisoft have done their part and since its their game, such doesn't have to be a constant.

    So to highlight the negative does no good really (we aren't dumb, we know it exists and attempts are made to counter it in games every year, while not shouted from roof tops), because there's just as much good, bad and ugly.

    I expect that actions of some male gamers and internet righteous brigade, against some like Zoe Quin don't help, and actually kind of validate Anita's points. I can't speak for or defend them and their vile internet bs, nor would I want to. They are out of line.

    Someone pointed out a bit about the recent Milo M Spider Woman comic cover. Negatives on it are weird, when the artist is italian and works in erotic art, besides comics. Many seem to be trying to push their moral sensibilities onto his work and that's wrong. For years, comic artist use models to hone their skills so getting to know how to draw people is vital. Now, if every regular person the balls to be a life model, I'm sure we'd get more varied characters and body types in super hero comics. Unfortunately conservatism and fear of ones body prevails, so artists are limited and will work with what they can use. I happen to think his art is cool and he shouldn't have to apologize for it, because it doesn't apparently represent real women.

    The best thing about all media is if you don't like it, don't buy it. Note your objections and move along. And remember gameplay is king with all games, not necessarily human characters or the politics that might come with them.
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  • SpaceMonkey77 29/08/2014

    @BlueMuffin

    Lol. Love those bits of old Harry Enfield. Bravo.
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  • SpaceMonkey77 29/08/2014

    @ChuckNorris

    I think that people see what they want to see in games. As a creative piece to entertain, I've yet to play one where I'm questioning the intent of the creator.

    As games evolve they will do more and go more places they haven't before. Do I agree with everything I see in games? Not at all. For this tree to grow, it must be allowed branches and fuel.

    Another angle that gets overlooked is the views of women globally. A lot of games come from Japan where there was no mass feminism, womens lib or bra burning like in the west. As a patriarchal society (stupid as that may be) this can feed into their games and other media (manga and anime especially, and onto us eventually. I can agree that some negative japanese stuff has dribble into western nerd culture, but it would be harder to stop such stuff anyway in the internet age. However, we don't need to see everything, so we are lucky that we miss a lot of the terrible games that japan might get.

    I think it would be silly to start measuring how much blood is shed per gender in games (No, Metacritic, don't do it!). Where will it end? That's exactly why we should accept all or nothing at all and to cut it any less, as Anita is trying to do is pointless, in an industry created by males. And considering that media was started by males, you gotta expect some space for expansion or we might not even have games at all.

    Be careful what you wish for.

    I bloody hate wish fulfillment romance cheese, for its objectification of men and such but am I about to rally for the end of lady porn? Nope, because females need an outlet for their stuff too. I wouldn't dream of denying Anita (or any other female), Lady Chatterly, 50 Shades, Story of O or Twilight, if that's in her ball park. As a male I can accept that those aren't made for me, ideally, so any objections I might have (I have none) for what goes on in them are moot. A good thing I'm more open minded than most.

    If they can have theirs in lady porn books, perhaps they should let us have ours in games/films as we do. Amen to that, so stop the pitchforks and finger waving.

    GTAV would have been better with a female character I agree, but its up to Rockstar as its ultimately their game and vision, not ours. Paz and awfully placed explosives don't mix either, but that Kojima's MGS game, not mine.
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  • SpaceMonkey77 29/08/2014

    @ChuckNorris

    I guess jonstone didn't read my last post. Such a pity. Never mind.
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  • SpaceMonkey77 29/08/2014

    @BlueMuffin

    A good point. Jack Thompson's crusade against violent games was more noble, but flawed in the sense that he wasn't saying the same for other creative entertainment media. That was his one sided angle for games and why many disliked his view. If you were to say to Jack Thompson that we are going to edit all the sex and violence from the Bible, you have to wonder how he'd react to that. Its all violent media or nothing at all, Jacky T. (Weird, I kinda miss him.

    The part of Jack Thompson's argument I did agree with is making ratings on mature/adult games in the U.S count for something than a badge. That's stuff isn't as enforced in the U.S as it is in U.K/E.U, to my knowledge. With the rise of online purchasing, thus is made even more difficult to impossible to enforce, so the likes of Gamestop won't lose much sleep.

    Anita's stance is flawed in a similar way to Jack's, in that she wants her feminist angle to shake games up (ok some games could use it), while ignoring the opposite side of the coin. Her videos are cut in a certain way to shock our systems, but blatantly ignore the much violence done to males in games. Once again its all genders represented in games (whatever their role) or none at all.

    Where's the MGS Snake torture scene? Where's that chainsawing CoG action? How about the beheading of Helios in GoW. These are all males being treated badly, but hey, that's okay because we males aren't valid of her championship. I'm sure similar acts happen to females in games as she will highlight, but this stuff cuts both genders or none at all.

    I disliked certain choices made by Kojima in the most recent MGS game concerning certain 'PoWs', however as a creator of a piece of work and no matter how disturbing or distasteful, I'll defend his right to make what he wants to make and sell. I dislike censorship much more and much media has suffered under those darker shadows in the past. We need not revisit those shadows, for the offended few.
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  • SpaceMonkey77 29/08/2014

    @Guy.J.

    Yeah, time and place for moralizing are via reruns of He-Man. Just kidding. Those were the days.

    To use games to teach such things isn't really their job, while such can be done and no doubt will be by some. Imagine if some Reagan like mandate fell, requiring games to do that. It'd certainly be a dark day creatively. Using the kids tv bit, that's why much kids tv is crap now, as they are less about trying new fun things and more about pleasing middlemen corporate types.


    Two Brothers, Gone Home games tell good tales but moralizing, you decide.

    Also, forgive the supposed 'dismissive tone'. I'm writing here and while watching Kate Beckinsdale, blasting werewolves. Not to be missed.
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  • SpaceMonkey77 28/08/2014

    @ChuckNorris

    I think that the popularity of fps/tps games exist for a reason. Lets face it, we live in a very feminized society, where males can barely do anything that defines them as male without some kind of objection or uproar.

    You wanna go hunt. Oh you can't do that, because animals are for the petting (this differs per nation etc and I'm against animal violence, unless controlled blah blah..foxes etc. The outlets for males across the years have been eroded to next to nothing. Games are a natural retreat for males to let off steam, as is sports and other stuff. Unlike the latter, games can be enjoyed in a group of not.

    With such a male angle, I can see why some might defend games so much (some might not hold this view. Guys need their walkabout like retreat and that's something you shouldn't try to erode or mess with, so long as they do it peacefully. Trouble is some get too crazy online (and in real life. IMO, the rise of MMA is a response to such needed outlets for males, in a kind of Gladiatorial yet official way.)

    FPS games can do story, but that's not what they were originally designed to carry. Some FP games though are adjusting to not using guns, as seen in Among The Sleep, Outlast, Slender etc.

    So sure, all should be welcome to games as possible, but remember that certain games are the stones that became mountains, higher darker places that they might not want to venture. Some games are what they are, and to expect them to be what you want them to be is weird (better to make your own in that case. There's always plenty of options to choose from instead.


    @Guy J

    Sorry, J. I can't read 800 odd posts, as much as I'd like to.
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  • SpaceMonkey77 28/08/2014

    @Guy.J.

    I agree with her main point too. This is the thing though, Guy. THERE ARE ELEMENTS OF OBJECTIFICATION IN ALL MEDIA, SINCE THERE HAS BEEN MEDIA. Its a reality we live with. From ancient stuff to ads, to music videos etc etc. Some we realize and others we ignore, accept and move on. And that's the main problem with Anita's soapbox. Games are too much of a target, when their main object is to sell to an audience and be creative and entertaining.

    If you want be all moralizing and such, there's a time and place and plenty of other books and such to dig into.

    The great thing about even the ancient myth stuff is that again, there's always a counter. If you don't dig Achilles, you can rally behind Athena. It could be said that games are a modern example of this.

    Now, going by Anita's thinking respectfully, is she then going to critique books with the same one sided agenda? No, I guess not. Good luck trying, though.
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  • SpaceMonkey77 28/08/2014

    Wow, this thread really has gone supernova. I can understand why. Being at EG for a long time, I think we try churn out good discussion here, usually without the use of lowly insult for injuries sake, that end other sites with locked threads (which I'm sure no one wants.

    I've seen some of Thunderf00ts response vids and I have to say, I agree with him. Its good that Anita is challenged in this kind of counterpoint way (while I respect her flawed view), because its clear that every time she emerges, she seems to be dividing us all in the most detrimental way. She raises some good points but has us at each others throats. Not even the great game despising Fox News has been able to do this. And with those terrible ear rings too. Is she hired by the great Jack Thompson or something? Humour aside, I still admire her a little, as few male gamers have been able to counter without losing their minds in hater net rage (as displayed here and in real life.

    Now, I'm sure that we all come to EG or any gaming site, for news and to chill with like minded folk. Truth plain is that every industry has its problems and the games is no different in this regard. Its one of the youngest industries around, and while gamer (such as those at a certain Capcom fighting event) or games industry devs might have/experience problems (Zoe Quin etc, that are not good, I think we must strive to take each day as it comes and improve.

    Some will prefer to bury heads in the sand, (that's your choice, continue to play your games and tune out and pretend there's no problems in the world) and others will face and try to accept and address issues for the betterment of all. You'll get the same in any walk of life. Games are large creative endeavors, made by few to many people with a core vision. They are not perfect, like anything creative. I've seen somethings in games over the years, not all of them I agree with, just as I have with film, books, etc. The core premise of a game is to entertain and reap profits, that more may follow to its crowd.

    Overall, I think the situation for females in games and the games industry is improving slowly (remember, not so long ago, few wanted such options. Its a pity progress is held back, when a few unnecessary incidents happen.

    Enough with the bs and death threats, people. Even I get others disagree with me here all the time and I'm glad that many of us can disagree and not descend into the madness of the hydra troll mob.

    By the way, try watching some of Thunder's other vids. Interesting stuff.
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  • SpaceMonkey77 28/08/2014

    Funny thing is the only real way for this stuff to clean up is for someone else to step forward and defend games, for their positive and negative aspects. I notice that despite some of her points, very little is ever said about geographical attitudes and such of developers. Not all games are from the U.S, so to expect every game to adhere to some form of conservative template, kind of defeats the point of using a creative medium.

    Yes, games have to sell, but they should always stick to a clear focused vision.

    I wonder if anyone has the gumption to step up and challenge Anita, as that would serve everyone better, than hearing one side.

    Calm yourselves, people. Its okay to disagree, but don't stoop to flinging sinister bullying and disgusting death threats across the net, just because.
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  • SpaceMonkey77 27/08/2014

    I admire Anita's not giving up after the amount of horrible abuse etc that she's received online. However, after her previous videos, while she made some good points from her critique sandbox, I feel that at times she beats this drum a bit too loud and negative.

    If gaming is as bad as she makes out, why not just leave being a critic of games. Plenty of other causes that are more worthy of female/equality attention.

    Its a fact of life that sex sells, no matter the product being sold. While this is sometimes done in poor taste even for games. I feel that as games as a medium mature, things can only get better, while some will make mistakes and forget their place. If you are gong to highlight negatives, also counter point with positives.

    No one is against her having her say, problem is when she's doing it from a feminist angle, it comes off just as badly as when religious zealots tried to do the same thing over the years against games or other popular media.

    With the Hitman ad, there's an element of crime noir about it, a genre previously built up in movies and books. Doubt we'd see anyone complain if this ad was selling lingerie and not a game about a Hitman.
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  • State of Decay: Year One Survival Edition announced for Xbox One

  • SpaceMonkey77 29/08/2014

    A great addition that should keep Xbone owners happy and a nice deal for Undead Labs. Its not perfect but its wickedly fun.

    And you got all that Breakdown and Lifeline DLC too. Certain a game all Xbone owners should bag.
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  • Valve is being sued by Australia's consumer rights commission over Steam's refund policy

  • SpaceMonkey77 29/08/2014

    Another case of the net being miles ahead of the creaky gears of nations. Silly thing is, Aussie laws could be adjusted and updated, but they don't want to do that.

    I don't see why this should be a problem. Its technically easy to do online. Valve should do what Audible do. If you buy a book, you can return it and get your credit back providing its within a year of its original purchase. Steam credit could be given instead to use on any game in a similar way.

    Update your stuff, Aus.
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  • Nintendo seriously considered having Splatoon star Mario

  • SpaceMonkey77 29/08/2014

    Better not to do so. Part of their problem is wanting to stick Mario everywhere.

    Its time to let some fresh characters grow in your stable, Nintendo. Don't fook it up.
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  • The worst games I've ever played, by Ellie Gibson

  • SpaceMonkey77 28/08/2014

    Good luck on your new journey. You have served EG well.

    Any replacement lined up, preferably no that Sarkessian woman?
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  • Standalone Kinect for Xbox One release date set for October

  • SpaceMonkey77 28/08/2014

    That's the most laughable price. A few more quid and you could buy a Surface instead. Time to wheel Kinect to the gaming glue factory, to take up its place next to Zune, Kin phone and that 360 HD-DVD player. Reply +3
  • Dragon Age: Inquisition reveals four-player co-op mode

  • SpaceMonkey77 27/08/2014

    Haven't got any of the Dragon Age games yet, shame on me. Guess I'll have to jump on this one. Reply 0
  • GOG.com adds movies section with documentaries aimed at gamers

  • SpaceMonkey77 27/08/2014

    I like the new look of GOG. However, convincing a dinosaur to eat chicken burgers is a hard task. Netflix already have this angle sown up anyway. It would be great if big studios would be open to new ideas, but few of them will bite this option via GoG.

    Nice idea, though.
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  • Pokémon fighting game Pokkén Tournament announced

  • SpaceMonkey77 26/08/2014

    @spekkeh

    Yeah, there's the problem. Instead of putting it online where plenty could play it, they dump it in japanese arcades, even when arcades are on a decline.

    Not thinking big enough.
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  • Sega announces Yakuza 0 for PS4 and PS3

  • SpaceMonkey77 26/08/2014

    @joebrookes

    Whoa there! Protesteth much? GTA plus arcade machines and karaoke bars. Despite this, after a few games it obviously doesn't have the appeal legs to reach its large audience goal.
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  • SpaceMonkey77 26/08/2014

    A very Japan centric game. I get why it won't sell as well, while all the weabos will rally for it. Its GTA japanese style and while nice its never going to be GTA. The sales say enough and perhaps you can only sell japanese culture so much, before we get bored with it and look elsewhere for fun. Many other cultural games like Guacamelee, Papers Please or Metro 2033 offer different perspectives from other nations.

    I do agree that Sega could do more to ease their fans, but as time passes and they do less with their back catalog, some fans give up and leave for other shores, better catered.

    Japan cool. Only so much.
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  • Microsoft announces new Age of Empires game, Castle Siege

  • SpaceMonkey77 26/08/2014

    Published by Microsoft? So they didn't make it? Sigh!

    While I welcome something different, its not pushing the imagination in the same way that other rts games have evolved.

    Planetary Annihilation has some scope and imagination that makes me want to play it, so its a pity to see AoE, not really evolving and just throwing in touch controls, while I can see the benefits.

    Not saying that every game must be original, but it helps if you try a bit, MS.
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  • Amazon acquires Twitch for $970 million

  • SpaceMonkey77 26/08/2014

    One crowned king for another. Looking at their shiny crowns, they aren't that different. We'll have to see how it plays out.

    On a better note, no googlebot so things might not get flagged like before.
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  • PlayStation Network returns online following DDOS attack

  • SpaceMonkey77 25/08/2014

    @mattshark

    I know what a DDoS is, ty. Regardless of the minutae, it requires certain knowledge that hacker/cracker types would know and be able to exploit. I doubt its PC world part time employees doing this stuff.

    Either way its not good, whoever got this cut in their service. I use Live and PSN by the way, so not discriminating.
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  • SpaceMonkey77 25/08/2014

    Once was fine to help Sony tighten their security, but this has now become a problem. Hackers/crackers are always going to do this stuff, its just a shame that they can't be smarter while doing it, like not causing issues for users. That death threat stuff is way over the top, that they really need to check themselves.

    Was a pity to lose PSN for a day, but I won't die from the lack of it, as other gaming options will meet my desires.
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  • The man who wants to make lacrosse a FIFA beater

  • SpaceMonkey77 25/08/2014

    Something different is welcome. Never played it but would give it a go as a game. Reply 0
  • Oakland, California lifts its 80-year pinball ban

  • SpaceMonkey77 23/08/2014

    Good riddance to another dumb law.

    Gambling? Really!

    Meanwhile in the 21st century, certain dinosaurs stateside are trying to keep the online gambling genie in it bottle, long after its flown away. Online gambling is the way forward, but those in the corridors of power (especially in Vegas) are so weirdly in fear of it, that's its hilarious.

    We couldn't have any gambling money leaving U.S shores now, could we?
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  • Ascend: Hand of Kul removed from Xbox 360 without warning, dev says

  • SpaceMonkey77 22/08/2014

    Indeed, this again makes Steam look better, safe that Gabe/Valve will send us a physical copy of a game.

    Just let those who enjoy the game get some feedback, MS.
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  • SpaceMonkey77 21/08/2014

    Ascend was as strange game. Must be tough for Signal, because they have to navigate MS hoops of corporate bs. Hope it gets sorted soon, because we don't need our confidence shaken again.

    Activity on Live has been dropping, but MS should treat those who helped make it great better.
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  • Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare not coming to Wii U

  • SpaceMonkey77 21/08/2014

    @seeyoshirun

    I beg to differ, not under any misapprehension. Previous CoD sales did okay on Wii U, for what it is as a console. The supposed fps backlash on Nintendo formats from gamers is largely because few are made for them, they are demanding games that appear on stronger consoles.

    Gamers play games of various genre, rarely just one. I feel that you like some, tend to discount the fps genre too easily, when its one of the most dominant ones in the games industry, like it or not. To back that point up, what was the last platform game you purchased on Xbone/PS4 or PC.

    Your answer will more than likely support an indie platformer, because few large devs make those games anymore. Why? Because there's more money to be made in fps games with co-op multiplayer (or other genre. When a Nintendo console has the chops to support more fps games, it will get them. That ball is purely in Nintendo's court, as it always has been.

    FPS games sell well on formats that can best support their needs. Can you really honestly say that's Wii U?
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  • SpaceMonkey77 21/08/2014

    The big question some of you raise is, does there really have to be a differentiator across consoles? And when is too different damaging? (Wii U is an example of the latter, IMO. Its too far outside that needed 'Goldielocks' zone, to use a science term.

    My dvd player plays all dvds, bar region. As does my cd player etc. My tv shows the same basic channels as yours bar region. Why do consoles have to be so different from each other? Technically they don't and aren't that much apart from each other.

    That's why they use the games to divide and conquer. I honestly think that Nintendo would be still in the game, had they just followed the line and done an on/up to par console. 3rd parties would have their back and all gamers from all walks of life, would feel safe in investing with them for the long term. I have no problem with my consoles being close to PC, as my PC does many tasks my console can't.

    What they have with Wii U shows no signs of changing. Only when its dead, will they admit, ''yeah, we got some stuff wrong with Wii U and suffered because of it'', in the same way they did with N64 and GC.

    @kohntarkosz

    Yeah, but they forgot the online part for GC, just as Xbox/Xbox Live and console online play was on the rise. They underestimated MS potential impact on their business. As many enjoyed Live, GC was left with meagre scraps, no demos or hard drive and dwindling support. (these pieces of the puzzle are vital now, as PS4 and Xbone testify as example and why Sony and MS have mass support. I loved my GC, but jumped to Xbox when I saw the change in the wind.
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  • SpaceMonkey77 21/08/2014

    @grassyknoll

    Glad you can see it, because so many here and elsewhere are blind to it.

    Nintendo's problem is an inability to step away from neat gimmicks and just make a strong base system with a normal controller. They've failed in this way with N64 (good controller, bad base system, GC, (good console and controller but no demos or online) and currently Wii U (horrid gimmick controller, improved but still behind base system, lacking online etc. After so many years of watching Nintendo release consoles, I expect many devs scratch their heads in frustration and just concede defeat. Far too much of a gamble to back Nintendo these days, that might not return as Ubisoft etc have seen.

    Its no fun watching this slow console demise play out (well, maybe just a wee bit). Nintendo don't seem to be learning much from their past, and if they are, they aren't learning quick enough for its impact to matter and shift their ship to better wheels of fortunes.

    I didn't buy Wii or Wii U, and unless Nintendo get their act together and do a Sony, they won't get my support again (as much as I'd like to.

    @vast

    No.2 choice for gamers? What are you smoking? I think that More gamers will play on PS4/Xbone and PC, before Wii U, and the sales reflect that. Remember Wii U has been out longer and has sold less, so don't freak out about that 7 million.
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  • SpaceMonkey77 21/08/2014

    @killalink

    Yes nails. Its all about BF and Payday 2 these days, other games which Wii U doesn't have.
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  • SpaceMonkey77 21/08/2014

    Each is a nail in the Wii U coffin. That's not really unlucky.

    Some will try to deflect the hurt by saying Wii U ill needs other games, because its for Nintendo people, but we all know that's hogwash and Red Bull.

    What else can we do? Only Nintendo must help themselves out of this Wii U mess.
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  • Watch Dogs is Ubisoft's last mature game for Wii U

  • SpaceMonkey77 21/08/2014

    @smelly

    Nothing to be sorry about. I have a lot of old consoles, some of which tanked but still had great games. DC, N64 sit in this camp and despite where they ended up, I've never regretted buying them, knowing them or the fun they've bought me.

    Many people will feel the same way about their Wii's. No one sets out to buy a dead/dying system, so that's why we all tend to choose carefully (swayed by this game or that). Its also hard for those who buy whatever to defend what they buy, than see what's actually happening. An sometimes gamers don't care if a system is dying or not, enjoying its fruits while ripe.
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  • SpaceMonkey77 21/08/2014

    @smelly

    You do not know me, sir so whatever. For me personally, I make a point of buying each format if I can afford it, to experience as much games as possible. I can't really say which I'd buy first out of PS4 and Xbone. Each have exclusive games coming to them that I'd check out.

    Inferior? That's debatable. If I recall, Xbox 360 was the lesser system last gen, and still put Sony's face in the second place dirt for a decade. PS3 was more advanced with Blu Ray but also too complicated to make stuff for, remember? Devs voted with their feet so 360 and PC got the lead status.

    I'd be a fool to mark Xbone out of the game so early, even if its spec is a little below PS4. But like I said, its marathon, not a sprint. Both MS and Sony will do well across the coming years, ruffled feathers and mistakes aside.

    As for Wii U, all the issues that are now coming home to roost for them, could have been avoided with them making a better console and giving devs the system they want to make games for. The tablet controller has killed it, no doubt, because of Nintendo's misguided focus on controls than a strong hardcore system with decent services.

    Want a place at the table, Nintendo? Then listen to devs needs and respond in the way Sony did with PS4.
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  • SpaceMonkey77 20/08/2014

    @smelly

    Lol. You've made the joke of the day. Congratulations. Have an air biscuit. I hear it tastes real good.

    Xbone is far from dead, friend. By the end of 2015, it'll have a better selection of games coming to it and like PS4, the more games there are, the more reason there is to pick one up. All MS need do is get their game studios to leave dumb Surface games alone and focus on Xbone games. This lack of focus is what's hurting them.
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  • Overkill's The Walking Dead is set in the comic's universe

  • SpaceMonkey77 20/08/2014

    I can smell this being one of 2015's games to watch. Loving Payday 2, but it still has some areas where it needs a nip tuck. I hope to god that Overkill can deliver without the problem seen in Payday 2.

    Overkill are worthy and will make a cracking game. Based more on the comics is also a great move, giving RK some great room to push something cool.

    Don't be put off by another zombie game. This another cool one on the slow cooker.
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