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  • Apple iPhone sales fall for the first time ever

  • SpaceMonkey77 27/04/2016

    Not surprising. iPhone is way cool, but has perhaps over-saturated its market, along with Androids eating up the rest of it.

    So many phones, you could probably rebuild the Tower of Babel with them. Where to next for Apple? I think that they should space their phone release to every two years, instead of one, and buyers might anticipate them more. Or spacing phone more than that time.

    iPad can only go so far from what it is.

    I would really like to see an Apple Pippin 2 uber-console, but wishes and horses.
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  • Nintendo bringing Animal Crossing and Fire Emblem to smartphones next

  • SpaceMonkey77 27/04/2016

    Sweeter, for all those who said Nintendo couldn't make it on mobile. More humble pie for you, in your face hole.

    Haven't played Fire Emblem in a while, but would welcome it. Animal Crossing I've never played, so would check it out.

    Still want F Zero, though, which would rock on today's mobile tech add some online play and customization on tracks. How could it go wrong? Would also welcome back, Advance Wars.

    Anyway, well done, Nintendo. Well done.
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  • Five years ago today, Sony admitted the great PSN hack

  • SpaceMonkey77 27/04/2016

    Twas brillig.

    Sony are good at what they do, but while they might have been great on tvs, hi-fi, their security could have been better, considering what a large company they are. Consoles going online, perhaps they didn't take the internet at large that seriously, hence the hacks.

    We really hope they have learned from their previous errors.
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  • It looks like this year's COD is named Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare

  • SpaceMonkey77 26/04/2016

    Cool for CoD cats.

    I haven't purchased a CoD since MW3, enjoyed that one a lot.

    I agree that other fps games are being more ambitious, allow vehicles and large maps, so CoD has a lot to catch up on. We'll see how things turn out at years end.

    Good luck.
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  • Blizzard responds to WOW Nostalrius pirate/private server closure

  • SpaceMonkey77 26/04/2016

    This is a difficult one, but could have been ironed out through talking. That lot of 150k peeps, clearly like the old version of the game and are fans, so they should have sought to meet them half way. Like someone said, make them an offer and talk it out.

    As time passes, more of older games are due to become digital caves of space unoccupied, and this is now added to that list. Perhaps we should look to preserve them than just shut them down. A group of dedicated fans will keep the faintest light of a game alive, if liked enough, so long as you be nicer to them, and show a little tiny love in return.
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  • Hunger Games, Saw, Twilight headed to Steam

  • SpaceMonkey77 26/04/2016

    I think that Lionsgate will learn a lot from Steam, the core thing being the value of have regular rolling sales. Since the films are digital, knock them down in price for a few days and sales are stimulated.

    There's a large lot of stuff out there, with ridiculous digital pricing, and many films today are the price of an indie game, the latter with much more use value.
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  • SpaceMonkey77 26/04/2016

    May seem odd, but its very smart move. Steam is the nearest thing to Netflix. Once Netflix is available in every nation on earth, like Steam is going for, we'll reach an awesome moment.

    The old films are probably tester bait, so more will follow soon.
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  • The Gears of War 4 season pass costs £40

  • SpaceMonkey77 26/04/2016

    I agree that some just aren't managing the best way for game extras. The games content should always be accessible to the player. Cosmetics they can sell on the side, not for me, but such isn't game impacting.

    Gears 3 was fun, but I too played less of it, because of the dlc maps.

    What's the alternative though? Would we rather a games average price raise a bit (which is kind of nebulous anyway, with online sales) so devs can get extra, or just let them sell cosmetics across the board per game? I'd go for the latter any day. Some devs/pubs will still mine for a way to get more for their games.

    @lukazor

    Yeah, I remember OoT back then. It seemed steep but we thought nothing of it. Then, Majora's Mask came out, more or less asking for the same, while requiring the 64mb expansion pack, to get the best a poor N64 could spit out.
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  • SpaceMonkey77 26/04/2016

    Amazing to say, but if they keep going like this, the average game will cost £100, just to play. Think about that for a sec, and how many games you buy in a year.

    That's just too much. The rise of the season pass, might also be why some don't want mod maps on console games.
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  • SpaceMonkey77 26/04/2016

    Love the look of the game, but at that price, I'll be playing it a year or so after its release. Doubt this huge price will deter some fans, but good luck with that. Reply +3
  • Patrice Désilets gains 1666 Amsterdam rights, calls off Ubisoft lawsuit

  • SpaceMonkey77 26/04/2016

    Awesome news. Congrats.

    Will look forward to the game, if its still being made. Seeing as how AC has gone, might not be a bad idea to change it up a little.

    Love that art work too.
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  • YouPorn-sponsored esports team banned from ESL

  • SpaceMonkey77 26/04/2016

    @fantasy-okyrn

    If there's room for such, it'd be online. Might actually work out for all, should they choose to go that way.

    @haus

    Yes, but would it be sticky.
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  • SpaceMonkey77 25/04/2016

    Well, porn has existed for hundred of years, so don't expect it to disappear anytime soon. Serves a 'handy' purpose, when other 'means' aren't available, for some.

    All the best, whatever they do next. A rival league would be a good way to go.
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  • SpaceMonkey77 25/04/2016

    @Silverflash

    Well, maybe you should let the YP guys know, that many see this as a bad ESL move. There's plenty of room for a rival tournament or league, especially if they go online.

    How could it go wrong? More competitions and more prize options for gamers who enter.
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  • SpaceMonkey77 25/04/2016

    Hey, well, perhaps YP should break off and found their own rival ESL or competition. Why settle for that kind of stuff, when you could possibly do better?

    Some the best things in games, have come about due to fallout, like the Sony Playstation family, much to their long time ire of many. That old SNES-CD ROM thing was a blessing in disguise.
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  • SpaceMonkey77 25/04/2016

    This is sad. Sure, YP might not be the ideal sponsor many seek to get, but their coin is no less valid than any other. Despite the negative vibe some might give YP, it probably serves a good purpose for many. Unfortunately, many choose to downplay it, and like some said, quite comfortably make games infinitum about death and destruction.

    Perhaps EA should withdraw too, since they made BF4, which features weapons, that weapons and gun manufacturers get plenty of paid exposure for. But no, that would never happen.

    And remember, people, your reproductive organs are for making children (and passing water) only and anything else is verbotten.
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  • John Romero and Adrian Carmack go to Kickstarter with new FPS Blackroom

  • SpaceMonkey77 25/04/2016

    This is good. So glad to see these guys stepping out of the shadow of Doom, at last. I almost thought I'd never see the day come. Bravo!

    Will look forward to seeing this game, and I wouldn't be surprised if it hits its goal early.
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  • Watch: Lost Reavers is impressively bad

  • SpaceMonkey77 25/04/2016

    The concept seemed like good one, from the video I saw of it early on. Perhaps the game suffers from being with certain limits on Wii U.

    Were this on PC with more scope and better dev hands, it might have done better. I don't know, haven't played it.
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  • There's life in Rock Band 4 yet

  • SpaceMonkey77 25/04/2016

    Some might be hurt by it, but this seems a more progressive route for RB4. PC would offer more options than console, but we'll wait and see.

    I've always pictured a 'battle of the bands' online type competition, as the ultimate of what it could be, but I'm just a spectator without the game.
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  • PS4 exclusive Ratchet & Clank tops UK chart

  • SpaceMonkey77 25/04/2016

    @Number_Johnny_Five

    Star Fox Zero will sate those who need it until NX arrives, where it might appear again. I feel Platinum did what they could in the time given, as Nintendo were desperate for Wii U games, but had they more, it could have been much better than what many got.
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  • SpaceMonkey77 25/04/2016

    Very few of these genre of games made these days, unless you have a Nintendo system. For while things are good for Sony, I wonder how many gamers will keep their copy of Ratchet and Clank?

    Fifa 16 is expect, with the Euros in July. Q Break is sinking early as expected.
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  • Double Fine, LucasArts audio legend Jory Prum dies, aged just 41

  • SpaceMonkey77 25/04/2016

    Damn, tough break. RIP.

    I heard some of the Grim Fandango Remastered soundtrack recently, and really liked its mix of music, even though I haven't played the game yet. Guess I'll have to Steam that at some point. Loved TT's TWD a lot, so thanks for that too.

    Yep, motorbikes are very risky.
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  • Apple iPhone SE review

  • SpaceMonkey77 25/04/2016

    Nice. Would love one, but I can't afford such things, so Android it is instead.

    I just wonder how long, Apple without Jobs, can keep reinventing iPhone, before it gets old and many stop buying it, if ever. But if that's what many like and enjoy the most, that's fine.

    I would like to see Apple come up with a budget iPhone, that would go for about £50, to match Android that everyone could get one, but I guess they don't have to, being the mobile phone creme.
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  • Why is video game lore so awful?

  • SpaceMonkey77 24/04/2016

    Smaller games can be forgiven for their lack of quality tales. This situation is improving though. Some indie rpg especially are getting their stuff right. Shadowrun, Banner Saga, Stardew Valley and more. Reply 0
  • SpaceMonkey77 23/04/2016

    @MrPomeroy

    Use of audio logs is cool, some might say over used since Bioshock. Along with environmental cues, they can help mold a world and explore its tales within.
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  • SpaceMonkey77 23/04/2016

    There is a time and place for lore and good writing, but because games are about the playing, not every game needs to have deep or shallow lore. MGS and Bioshock, inject their story well via conversation and audio diaries. While both are years apart on the game design scale, these methods are still effective. When game writing is good, I need never look for external sources to explain more to me.

    Gamers want lore, but they also want to enjoy their 40-50 bones worth of game as well as their precious spare time. A good solution to aid this mix, has been the lore novel, a piece made for gamer's to consume outside of the game itself. For when a games credits roll, there's still room for more adventures in a gamer's mind. Its here that good writing can plant its stake.

    I guess its up to the dev making the game, if they want lore in the game or out via an external route. IMO, its better in the game, where players attention is, but should be done with kid gloves. Games can just as easily suffer from a lack of lore, as is best displayed in Destiny and to a latter extent Titanfall. Especially when building and offering a brilliantly imagined world, you should never leave out the reasons why players are there and doing this and that or not, in a game. While I didn't play Destiny, watching a friend play it, I could admire the great graphics and world, but after a while, I could see that its world felt half empty for the lack of lore. Titanfall, could have had something rivaling MS Gundam for lore, but chose to tread to light in story waters. A big mistake I hope they correct for the sequel.

    And as a parting shot, devs shouldn't underestimate to value of the single player game, in order to deliver such lore, to players without distraction of multiplayer. Many devs seem to be leaving out single player, gaming most valuable tool for writing IMO, and its good delivery, whether through sound, dialogue, cutscene, puzzle or text.

    Lore out side of games, I have yet to check out are TWD, Gears of War and Bioshock books, but that's for at some point in the future.
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  • Gearbox confirms that Borderlands 3 will be its next game

  • SpaceMonkey77 23/04/2016

    @Crispy_Flake

    I think you missed the part where I said another dev. Gearbox had their shot at it and kinda got an acid bath of xeno-blood. Hssssss!

    For another dev I'd try, giving People Can Fly, Machine Games or Respawn a chance at Aliens CM.
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  • SpaceMonkey77 23/04/2016

    @jamieleng

    That would be nice, but I feel that all many wanted was a good ACM game, for like so many years. Despite the Gearbox fumbling of ACM, and with stuff like VR as option, I'd like to see another dev have a try.

    The Aliens comics have been running for many years. So much good stuff that could be used and still haven't been for games. Unfortunately, too much focus on Ripley has long been spoiling the lore, (kind of like SW and too much Jedi).
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  • SpaceMonkey77 23/04/2016

    @jamieleng

    Another Aliens game would be welcome, but I'd like to see something outside of the main story lore. Go with the comics and give me some Earth War game action.
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  • SpaceMonkey77 23/04/2016

    Awesome. Can't go wrong with more Borderlands. A good bet in a fast growing moba/MMO world. Reply 0
  • Smite streamer leaves Hi-Rez after controversial comments about suicide

  • SpaceMonkey77 23/04/2016

    What's that? Did you say something?

    Other people suffer in different ways but I bet many of them approach difficulty with a point of view and some humor. I'm going to refrain from crossing swords with you, as its getting tired. like you are donor guys mother.

    Peace yo.
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  • SpaceMonkey77 22/04/2016

    @NefariousBIG

    Well, I say to you, good luck on being the internet polizei or poise and chat taste. Or if you want to to be uber internet missionary, you can buy a nice cape over there.

    Many people come online to game, to escape their fast modern lives, just for a while. Those who choose to raise such topics, still have brains, unbalanced or not. Its kinda unfair on others to impose your problems on others online, too much. And the presenter replied to a post, he did not seek to attack or destroy.

    Indeed, if its something I know little to nothing about, I won't talk about it here or online either. I will chat about games though...you know, because I'm a game fan.


    Anyway, I'll agree to disagree. You are getting too bent out of shape on this. Laters.
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  • SpaceMonkey77 22/04/2016

    @NefariousBig

    Well, while you and others are entitled to your opinion, I'm entitled to mine too. You may spin any spiel you want, but I still stand by what I say. We've established and re-established, Brandon's could have done better.

    It wasn't always like this, but people of late take things online way too seriously, than exacting some cautional salt like days of old. You don't know the donor from Adam or Eve, so you'd be a fool to stake your life or view, on someone you don't know or have ever met. Sometimes people online are false, harsh but true. They could be taking you for a ride. If you feel so strongly about it, go find the guy/gal viewer, out there.

    Depression is a part of life, but like any of life's many things, you can't know everything about it, unless you are that way inclined to. Neither can you know everyone with or without it. Neither should you feel guilty about not thinking about it in your everyday life. Have some empathy if you must, but don't swim in that river, to make yourself feel better, because you still do not know some random internet dude with/without issues, so might be an idea not to stress yourself out about it.

    Its done and over, so let's move forward. And if you have issues, seek some help and don't bring it into gaming hubs and websites. And yes, I try to be rational where possible. Its a good way to be, but not for everyone.

    A touchy topic, but its not that serious. The world will not melt in angered rage and the sun will rise tomorrow again, so perspective check yourself, please. With such burning passion, Big, I hope you get that much ire up, about the many others who actually die every day in other parts of the world, but you know nothing about too.

    Maybe a position as internet space priest/missionary awaits you, or not.

    That's all for now. Peace.
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  • SpaceMonkey77 21/04/2016

    @kaya08

    I hear you. Some get too emotional about stuff, like you said some carry their baggage elsewhere.

    There are some nice people on EG, and while we converse and appreciate games here, better and perhaps more civil than most places online, I don't need to know all of your life stories and where you like to be tickled. Some stuff you should keep for yourself.

    On top of all of this, you gotta have a sense of humor, even if the gallows type. Its okay to be offended by Brandon's spouting or not. He's far from being sensible, but mistakes happen.

    Your posts aren't cold, Kay. You just prefer to stay on topic and not get crazy brain about it, I like to roll that way too.
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  • New Witcher 3 Blood & Wine screenshots are vibrantly colourful

  • SpaceMonkey77 22/04/2016

    Damn, still gotta play this game. Every time I see screens each is like a painting. I'm so behind. Good to see more single player dlc, a rare thing these days. Reply +2
  • Platinum president Tatsuya Minami departs company

  • SpaceMonkey77 22/04/2016

    @grassyknoll

    I can tell that by their recent games, however, they also made Bayonetta 2 (with help) and W101.

    Many devs do the same kind of thing, I get it. I do hope that they get to try something all of their own, again. Too many contract might burn them out. Also LoK and Star Fox, show how things can go ary/wrong or with middling results.

    Learning to create something with more appeal, I guess will take more time for them. I hope that game is Scalebound, but maybe E3 will tell us more, despite that games delays.

    I still rate Bayonetta and Vanquish as their best games still. Brave, uniquely tongue and cheek with fun game play. Vanquish 2 would be a way to go I hope (plus online play options, to give them an extra revenue stream, and selling on Steam across the world with ease).
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  • SpaceMonkey77 22/04/2016

    @MrBeast

    Vanquish was a damn cool game, but their biggest error with it, was not including co-op/multiplay. It had everything like a good action movie, but those extra hooks would have given it longer legs and avoid it getting completed and traded in. I really hope that Platinum revisit Vanquish for a sequel, let alone God Hand.

    The second problem I see, is committing to working on consoles, which just limits their reach vastly. They really have to get their games onto Steam and PC/Mac. As a result, they really need to get Scalebound finished and on sale, as that will be on PC (and hopefully not only GFWL2.0.

    The recent exclusives of Bayonetta and W101 hurt more than help them. Multi-format will likely return more, most of the time, even over a long tail.
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  • SpaceMonkey77 22/04/2016

    Well, I think that Platinum seem to know what they are doing, after the ashes of Clover Studios they've done well for themselves, where other well known japanese devs have folded up for good.

    Changing of high guards, hopefully won't have any negative impact on their games. TMNT, Scalebound and Nier looking cool too.

    I do hope that Platinum don't get caught in the 'work for hire' trap, that can sometimes claim some japanese devs. For while guaranteed contract coin is good, it can also zap their own creative energies and voice, leading some to forget why they started a studio of their own in the first place. We still want to play Platinum Games, not just licensed ones.

    Just a quick note. Platinum, please get some of your old games onto Steam, too. God Hand, Okami and Viewtiful Joe might sell elsewhere, than gather more dust.
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  • Nintendo stock stolen at A14 services

  • SpaceMonkey77 22/04/2016

    With stuff like this, you'd see why some might want to go a digital distribution route. Slowly but surely its coming into its own.

    Drivers are entitled to breaks, for nature or food, just like the rest of us. But stuff happens, at least no one was hurt and all.

    Haulage trucks should have more secure means, though. Why not a folding metal retractable curtain, that can't be cut through so easily. Is there such a thing available on trucks?
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  • SpaceMonkey77 22/04/2016

    This again. Might be an idea to use more secure trucks, like just saying. Reply +31
  • Eurogamer is hiring again!

  • SpaceMonkey77 22/04/2016

    I would do freelance reviews (rates depending and I love writing, plus some free time), but other than that, I can't help you, as I'm not qualified for any of the above.

    Now, I'll take my leave and watch some Jojo BA.
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  • Titan MMO was an "utter failure" says Blizzard's Jeff Kaplan

  • SpaceMonkey77 22/04/2016

    The world of games has changed an awful lot since WoW came out, even with MMOs, so maybe while they feel some hurt, its a good thing. I like the look and fresh change of Overwatch and its cool they managed to wrestle some of Titan bits into it. I expect I'll be indulging in it at some point, because I already love its cast of characters.

    Cheer up anyway, chaps, you still got your Warcraft movie coming next month, and judging by who's leading that one, I doubt it'll be a bad movie, either. By other regards, I think Actiblizz have adjusted well, to the challenge of not being that dev that only makes CoD.
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  • LawBreakers is Unreal Tournament for the Titanfall generation

  • SpaceMonkey77 22/04/2016

    Moba games, Moba problems.

    Still looks cool, anyway.
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  • AMD "design wins" suggest three upcoming console reveals

  • SpaceMonkey77 22/04/2016

    I did make this point a while back. Consoles with upgrades could be cheaper to do, than start a new system from scratch. Not a bad idea, so long as all the games work on each spec.

    To keep up with PC more, it might work too.
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  • Amazon marks GTA5, FIFA 16, Minecraft and more as "exclusively for Prime members"

  • SpaceMonkey77 22/04/2016

    Its a sad move, perhaps laced in some fear. Games are going more digital via Steam, Live and PSN, which like Game Stop and Game, cuts Amazon out of the picture much. Many of those games listed are the probably some of the biggest selling/well reviewed ones, but that doesn't make it any less of a d*ck move.

    I still get stuff from them, but this news puts future plans in a darker shade of tears. Amazon are already eating enough of internet sales, but perhaps their Unicron-like, maw has no end.
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  • Cross-platform play confirmed for virtual reality game Eve: Valkyrie

  • SpaceMonkey77 21/04/2016

    One of VR's best flagships. Cross platform play is a bonus. Would love to play this, but alas, no VR here, or anytime soon. Reply 0
  • Eve Online set for big changes

  • SpaceMonkey77 21/04/2016

    The trailer looks great, but does it play like that? Could be a case of more cg and no in game footage. And if the game is that good, please show us some game play in the trailer. Reply 0
  • Ruiner looks like a cool cross between Bladerunner and Akira

  • SpaceMonkey77 21/04/2016

    Like Alien Swarm on futuristic space meds. Looks way cool. Will watch. Reply 0
  • Miitomo adds Splatoon items next week

  • SpaceMonkey77 21/04/2016

    Might be time to release a proper Nintendo game on mobile, and blow minds more. Reply 0
  • Sega to support Mega Drive game mods via Steam

  • SpaceMonkey77 21/04/2016

    Perhaps that Sega survey is working in their favor.

    Thanks again, Sega.
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