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  • Zero Escape 3 confirmed for Vita and 3DS

  • SpaceMonkey77 07/07/2015

    Is this a series I've missed? Thought you meant Ape Escape, for a moment.

    Oh, its that 999 game series.
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  • Former Valve economist Yanis Varoufakis quits as finance minister of Greece

  • SpaceMonkey77 06/07/2015

    @blerk2000

    It was hard enough watching things fall apart and things close a few years ago in the UK, so we feel for others on hard times.

    Things will turn around to be more positive...somehow.
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  • SpaceMonkey77 06/07/2015

    @carlrobinson

    I say good luck to them. In some ways I miss the uniqueness of different currency. A new Drachma would take time to build, but its surely the easier path.

    The best part, others will think a bit about getting in too deep.
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  • SpaceMonkey77 06/07/2015

    @blerk2000

    There a reason why the average people are only taught so much in school, while other stuff is hidden away behind expensive college/uni walls. IMO, it is so the elite can maintain their status quo, while regulating those around them. Bankers, politicians etc are laughing. Its also sad what happening in Ireland. I heard about some finding no future, that they migrate to other countries with better opportunities.

    What will become of Ireland and Greece? I might be english but I'm still human over here.
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  • SpaceMonkey77 06/07/2015

    @pariskaplanis

    You make an interesting thought I also had, when the concept of the Euro and the EU came out.

    Only Rome was successful in uniting europe through sword n' sandal and the smarter yet decadent minds in the forum (as well as other darker stuff, for some time. Hitler tried it with misguided force of blame and persecutions and that too worked out badly in the end too.

    You'd think that some might have learned the lessons of history, but it seems with lofty ambition under a single banner they just repeat them. You also have to wonder, who really thought up this EU idea. Wouldn't be surprised if it was the idea of some old WWII nazi veteran. After all, wasn't one of the key reason the Nazis went after Jewish people (beside Hitler being one) because jewish folk knew economics and money management very well, and prospered wherever they went, while others wasted their money, had harder times and starved? Jewish people (and others were scapegoats of convenience and confiscation, because war is an expensively dark business. Two birds with one dark stone.

    Currently for Germany, you become the bank (perhaps emulating the jewish embrace of commerce/trade etc) and you have all the power, as Greece caught in a vice now see of Germany. Food for thought. Switch a red flag from war, for a blue one under peace, and suddenly everyone wants to join your new club. Good german and greek people get caught in this mess regardless of string pullers.

    Just some thoughts aired anyways. I could be wrong on some bits.
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  • SpaceMonkey77 06/07/2015

    @Achtung_Englander

    Its certainly a well formed racket, that holding the euro together.

    Funny really. Years back when we used to have those ads on uktv, explaining why we shouldn't go into the euro so blindly, were in the long run right. Might also explain why the U.K never got a referendum on it, and continue to stall and shuffle it. Perhaps too invested in the Euro club dream and many are scared it'll get a no vote?

    EU has a lot of positives, that could be achieved otherwise and negatives some dislike. I can agree that only Germany benefits from being the big bank, in what seems like very bad and long game of Monopoly. At the heart of it, one thing remains true. Being in a club is a great nice thing, but if things fell apart tomorrow, club importance goes out the window fast, as everyone knuckles down and watches their own flocks interests first, as Greece is doing, perhaps with questionable leadership around. Survival kicks in and anything else matters little until further notice.

    EU nations joined in a basket, presents no possibility for future bloody warfare and pointless death, except perhaps the economic/political kind. 60 euros from a bank, could soon turn to none at all. Don't see anyone in Germany possibly starving.

    And just like with the banks messing up, its always the people at the bottom who suffer.
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  • SpaceMonkey77 06/07/2015

    Its horrible what's going on in Greece, but I think it was good of him to step in and try to help solve the issue. Even he can only do so much, so maybe he's bowing out at the right time and he knows much more than we do.

    The E.U project itself may have seemed like a good idea once, but seeing as they never planned for this possible outcome, it shows its cracks and fractures of not being thought out enough before sending out those invitations and rapidly expanding as it did. Its a bit like launching a large expensive boat without enough life jackets/boats on board (cough Titanic, cough). Mistakes on both sides, Greek and E.U, IMO. Greece should have built up some solid other industry over the years, and the EU should sort their plans out properly and better.

    ''Hey Greece, want a life jacket. Sorry, we didn't bring enough on the ship, so you'll have to tread water/slowly drown.

    If that's the case,, the E.U dream drowns with me, says water treader.'' Descends into water, like T-1000 into liquid metal in T2.

    I'm no economist, but I can only see the Drachma or some new currency coming back, to possibly run alongside/prop up the euro, in a similar way to how the UK has the pound and the euro as options (who'd pay for all of that money making I wonder?). Other options just seem to offer a death spiral of unemployment,austerity, poverty and much sadness. How much of that can any nation take, before falling apart completely?

    But again, what do I know about it? Mine is just a view, and we'll just have to wait and see.

    Good luck to them all.
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  • F-Zero fan cans his own ill-advised Kickstarter

  • SpaceMonkey77 06/07/2015

    @cw-

    Indeed. EA were early supporters and bailers on Wii U. They'd not want to go back to that place again, when they could do multi-format games instead. More bank for EA they don't have to share too.

    @Saul_Icsariot

    I'm sure modders would somehow boost those player from four to more later on. Here's hoping he continues on his game somehow.

    This game I found was also an interesting F Zero homage. Check link.

    http://hexgl.bkcore.com/
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  • SpaceMonkey77 06/07/2015

    @Stonkez

    Criterion probably would have liked to work with Nintendo, but perhaps previous times when they last made Burnout games on GC might have soured the sweet of it. Nintendo are known over the years to be difficult to work with. That and the nightmare that is Wii U hardware may have helped kill it.

    A pity.

    As for player numbers, if on PC, the amount of players could be boosted to that magical 30 players online, if it were mostly the track to generate with less background/environments around. Such might be vastly limited in on Wii U, though.
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  • SpaceMonkey77 06/07/2015

    @Travis56

    I can agree with you there. Maybe you should contact Dave and let him know, that you and many like his idea, but he should try again as an indie game homage to F Zero, with his own new models. No reason why it couldn't fly otherwise.
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  • SpaceMonkey77 06/07/2015

    Best thing he could do is go back and take those models out. Its clear that its going to be ages before we see another F-Zero game, so making an homage game like Wipeout originally was would be a better way to go.

    The name is okay, but remix it (lose the Blue Falcon etc) and try the KS again, perhaps. And if Criterion can't do the job, no reason Dave can't make something similar and cool. After stuff like Trackmania doing well, it'd surely be a knock out on PC, with it done right.
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  • Inafune teams up with old Mega Man Legends devs for Red Ash Kickstarter

  • SpaceMonkey77 06/07/2015

    Game and anime combo? Sounds like another KS win, given time.

    A bit more interested than I am for Mighty No.9. One to watch along with Recore. Hope Red Ash is in 3D too, so they can challenge themselves and us more.
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  • Keiji Inafune: video gaming's harshest critic

  • SpaceMonkey77 04/07/2015

    @grassyknoll

    I've seen enough of ReCore from E3 to know its not going to tread the normal cliched jrpg lines, that many have eaten for like 20-30 years. It'll more likely be an open worldy action adventure game, building on the foundations of Dead Rising, which Inafune had his hands in. Its good to see him changing things up from 2D games.

    Dead Rising was hella fun on 360 and really made having one a treat from its early years. If ReCore can bring some of that vibe with robots and mechs in a post apoc (not the only one at E3), it'll be an XB1 must have.

    Batman Origins wasn't perfect, but what Armature can bring to Recore is their 3D, programming and design skills, as they know a lot of what works in 3D. (IMO Dead Rising's flaws were in its tiny subtitled text and its bad save system. Things like that can hopefully be avoided with Armature giving feedback on what's good or not.
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  • SpaceMonkey77 03/07/2015

    @landlock

    There's room for jrpgs, but I guess gamers will decide.

    Indie games will carry the light where other fail to try new stuff. Some will be good and some not so good.

    Then there's interesting projects like Zodiac, the jrpg from a french studio.

    http://www.polygon.com/features/2015/6/12/8769377/zodiac-french-studio-the-next-great-japanese-rpg

    A different take but still looking cool. Stuff like this would have me playing jrpgs again.
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  • SpaceMonkey77 03/07/2015

    @landlock

    You know, some people dislike Cliffy B for the same kind of reason, but people like him are needed, in a world where many fear saying anything or getting fired. Last casualty, was that dude who worked for Nintendo, who's now doing his own thing.

    Imagine if Inafune had said nothing. We'd still be drowning in more soulless jrpg games than stuff like ReCore. Fortune favours the bold.
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  • SpaceMonkey77 03/07/2015

    His view from a few years back was right, but even then, many here, perhaps laced in too much fanboyism, couldn't grasp what he was saying. Some might think he was kicking the japanese side of thing when they were down, but he was just saying what many in the west knew, but perhaps didn't want to say in case of offending others. Who knows.

    Its better to see japanese devs go through a rebirth or sort to correct things. Now, yes, their side of the industry is hurting outside of mobile, but there is a light that has always been around that can help. That light is the PC. I know they don't game on PCs in Japan, but the picture is bigger than just there. PCs exist in probably every nation on the planet (due to their multitasking nature), where many consoles still do not. Through the likes of Steam, Kickstarter etc, they too can have that reach, make the games they want to and reach gamers directly, and even try out new fresh ideas via a more indie route, that big publishing would never allow.

    I can agree that more Megaman stylee through Mighty No9 seems weird, but I guess he's serving fans of those games who supported him first, that Capcom has not served. The great flipside of that is the upcoming ReCore, which looks really cool and more of what we need, something fresh, different and new. I expect he's got more good stuff we'll see in the future.

    Japan will continue to bounce back. I feel that mobile is more of a bottleneck hiding place for many, that might find making PC games an issue, while some do find success on mobile. As mobiles, consoles and PCs evolve, so will games and that fear will dissipate and other new games will thrive, hopefully more from the japanese indie space.

    Still a bright future ahead for games.
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  • Video: The Final Fantasy VII scenes that probably won't reach the remake

  • SpaceMonkey77 04/07/2015

    Think it'll be interesting to see how this will be remade. I think nothing will be cut out. Why?

    The brothel/cross dressing scenes are like something out of a kabuki theater tale, and since that has some cultural gravitas in Japan, I think it'll stay in. We can take these themes much easier now.

    Could actually work better with proper acting, timing and delivery. Same for the slap fight too. The highway chase part should be cool, as its still one of my fave parts of the game. Could have more obstacles to dodge while moving.
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  • These are the sorts of questions Nintendo gets asked by shareholders

  • SpaceMonkey77 03/07/2015

    What's interesting is that many gamers would love a good Nintendo shirt, and because Nintendo've failed on that front, some have just ended up creating their own renditions of Nintendo characters, some of them possibly better and more inventive than a Nintendo shirt with stock Mario/Link image stuck on it would be.

    A good shirt would also get a lot more use by fans, than just more Amiibo that will sit, look pretty and gather dust. Perhaps we are better off without a Nintendo shirt after all, especially seeing that they can't even keep Amiibos of all types in stock everywhere, yet Disney and Activision have no such issues with theirs.
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  • SpaceMonkey77 02/07/2015

    Some of those questions were funny yet dumb. Those shareholders might as well have just asked, how much money have you made us and be done with it.

    Tough job, but someone has to.
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  • Peter Moore recounts $1.15bn Xbox 360 Red Ring of Death saga

  • SpaceMonkey77 02/07/2015

    Was tough one for them, no doubt, but they bounced back from it well. Dead PS3s most just had to get another one, with no help at all. Getting a 360 fixed was a good thing. My Xenon lasted about six years before packing up via a dvd fault, but the slim revision came out and has been a dream since. Quiet like mouse and does the job.

    Maybe an XB1 revision soon might not be a bad thing, to iron out any kinks.

    As for many rebuying 360s, I think back then it just had the better games and the added bonus of Live, which really gave gaming a huge boost. Many invest in their games and wanted to continue using them. Can't blame them, as PSN was once also still a twinkle in Sony's eye.
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  • Tales of Symphonia HD coming to PC next year

  • SpaceMonkey77 02/07/2015

    Return of a GC classic. Nice.

    NB are getting good returns from Dark Souls games, so kinda good to see them throw something else out on Steam. Those single format days confined a lot of good games from gaining a wider base of fans.

    If we only get some Uncharted on Steam from Sony. Wishes and horses.

    (PS: Some Time Crisis, Tekken and more Ace Combat on PC would be nice, NB)
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  • A Cities: Skylines expansion will be unveiled at Gamescom

  • SpaceMonkey77 01/07/2015

    Fun game. Worth the punt. More can only be good. Reply 0
  • Amy Hennig's EA Star Wars game like Uncharted and 1313, says Nolan North

  • SpaceMonkey77 29/06/2015

    1313 getting canned was bad, looked great, but glad something promising like it is coming in the future. Only neg thing is that it might be based on established characters again, and we've had enough SW games like that already. That was big part of 1313's appeal, a part of SW largely unexplored by most.

    Could yet be awesome.
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  • Free-to-play Pokémon Shuffle headed to iPhone, Android

  • SpaceMonkey77 29/06/2015

    It'll slowly clean house for them, regardless of what we think of the game.

    A step in the right direction.
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  • See what Mario looks like in Unreal Engine 4

  • SpaceMonkey77 29/06/2015

    Doesn't have their art design chops, but is still a great effort from one guy. Have a go yourself, if you think you can do better.

    If their next console could do this kind of stuff, I'd check it out, as would many others.
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  • Star Wars: Battlefront's closed alpha launches next week on PC

  • SpaceMonkey77 27/06/2015

    @dean0null

    A lot of gamers will play on console anyway. Guess I'll have to decide in November.
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  • SpaceMonkey77 27/06/2015

    Was really pumped to try it, then you mentioned Origin.

    Not the Original droid I was looking for.
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  • Watch 15 minutes of Zelda: Triforce Heroes

  • SpaceMonkey77 27/06/2015

    No two player is weird. Can't remember the last time there was no two player in a game. Have fun with it once its out. Reply +1
  • Nintendo UK store restocks rarer Amiibo

  • SpaceMonkey77 26/06/2015

    Limited to one? Quick, pass the Captain Falcon cosplay outfit, I'm going in.

    And I'll cosplay Link after that and get another one. ^ ^

    Jesting 1up. Best not to do that, folks.
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  • Mass Effect: Andromeda trailer scanned and analysed

  • SpaceMonkey77 26/06/2015

    I haven't progressed from the first game. (^ ^)

    Missing a lot, so will have to jump back into it.
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  • Tetsuya Nomura didn't realise he was directing Final Fantasy 7 remake

  • SpaceMonkey77 26/06/2015

    With this news its anyone's guess how it'll turn out. I like Nomura's art but sometimes gravitating around one artist can be a problem. Hope he doesn't drop the ball, good luck. Reply +1
  • Warner suspends Batman: Arkham Knight PC sales

  • SpaceMonkey77 25/06/2015

    @Sicho

    Hear you on the Dark Souls bit. That game would probably be easier to fiddle with its frame rate, since what its largely generating is mostly nice environments with very few enemies, and loading each only when needed (we all know of its infamous load screens, no). Not surprised it took a modder to tweak it to 60fps, but as you say its complex stuff to mess with. Arkham Knight is doing something more complex than Dark Souls.

    You got to wonder how the Steam sales are going? I know the reviews have suffered a bit because of this mishap, but surely the returns on Steam aren't as bad, are they? I guess WB don't have to say there.

    I don't buy into the PC master stuff, there are just PC gamers, no leet or masters. Some like to drive autos (consoles if you will) and others like manuals (PC) or both if you can (a better ideal). The gulf is there, fine, but don't let it go to your head. A PC will still and always offer a much wider spectrum of games than any console ever can. Even these B:AK problems won't detract from the positives of PC gaming.
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  • Nippon Ichi teases a new horror game for Vita

  • SpaceMonkey77 24/06/2015

    Scary stuff. Don't go jogging at night.

    Someone to support Vita, that's good news. Could sell a lot since it doesn't get as much games.
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  • Oculus Touch is the gold standard in VR control

  • SpaceMonkey77 24/06/2015

    Cool, but join them together and what do they make? A controller you say?

    Great option for VR, but the main worry is one of tiredness of your limbs after a long period of use, something even Kinect and Wii couldn't escape.

    I expect it won't be long until many VR's come with it as standard.
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  • Bulletstorm dev People Can Fly regains independence

  • SpaceMonkey77 24/06/2015

    Good for them. Bulletstorm was riot of fun. Rarely has an fps made me laugh so much and was refreshing, to the point that few have emulated what it did. Possibly the only similar funny action was Bad Company 2, years back.

    Bulletstorm 2 would be welcome or failing that, something new and cool.
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  • After a week, 1m votes cast for Xbox One backwards-compatible games

  • SpaceMonkey77 24/06/2015

    Bad Company 2 is on the list but on third page. Good to see peeps still playing it.

    I still haven't played Red Dead, either. (Added to list)
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  • XCOM 2 serves a very different kind of strategy

  • SpaceMonkey77 24/06/2015

    Glad there's more on the way. New to the series and its certainly packs a punch, challenge wise. Losing a cool team bites, but starting anew allows for trying different things out. Reply +1
  • Wii U exclusive Splatoon fires past 1m sales worldwide

  • SpaceMonkey77 24/06/2015

    Even after E3, good to see some using their Wii U and getting behind this game.

    If it can't be the full 9-10 mil, 1 mil will do. Enjoy.
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  • ReCore is a new game from Keiji Inafune and Metroid Prime devs

  • SpaceMonkey77 24/06/2015

    It looks really good. Looking forward to playing it. Hope it graces PC too.

    Cool female character, that MS aren't worrying about, either.
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  • Ex-BioShock dev's horror game Perception meets its Kickstarter goal

  • SpaceMonkey77 23/06/2015

    Cool news. Another interesting fps game, doing something different from the crowd, congrats. Hopefully more will bag it, than those who didn't gravitate to The Black Glove. Reply +1
  • Face-Off: Payday 2: Crimewave Edition

  • SpaceMonkey77 23/06/2015

    Now now, don't fight, gamers. We all want the same thing. Fun challenging games that run well.

    Any issues will be fixed in time. Overkill are usually good with that kind of thing. Chill.
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  • SpaceMonkey77 23/06/2015

    @Episode13

    Trouble is that the DF in itself, while its there to do its job, also gets the fanboys riled up a bit too much.

    Any minor issues will be patched soon so take a chill pill.
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  • SpaceMonkey77 23/06/2015

    Console corner marked and boxing gloves out, round one, fight! It need not be that way.

    A fun game, but it has its minor issues. The issue isn't with Live.
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  • Rocksteady and "external PC development partner" investigating Batman: Arkham Knight performance issues

  • SpaceMonkey77 23/06/2015

    Sit tight. Rock will be on the case to fix it.

    Even the best, tasty cakes have air bubbles.
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  • Destiny: The Taken King director defends Ł40 expansion price tag

  • SpaceMonkey77 23/06/2015

    @Uncomp

    Those that enjoy this game will defend it, but overall these overpriced dlc pack just hurt gamers. Not against them making a buck, but they go a bit too far. As a result, both Destiny and Evolve have a lot of gamers that bought the game then later abandon them.
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  • SpaceMonkey77 23/06/2015

    Bad stuff. The dlc plans for Destiny have been awful (alongside Evolve's) that I wonder why they still bother with them. 40 notes is steep for what the game is.

    Don't try that with CoD BlOps 3, Acti.
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  • Nintendo asked Burnout dev to make Wii U F-Zero

  • SpaceMonkey77 23/06/2015

    Could have been awesome, but will have to remain in dreams.

    A pity and missed chance.
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  • The Division's companion app has been canned

  • SpaceMonkey77 23/06/2015

    I hope things get to a decent release. Its been delayed a few times that many are worried about it, despite it being at two E3s already.

    One less game app, never mind.
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  • 15 minutes of Rise of the Tomb Raider gameplay footage

  • SpaceMonkey77 22/06/2015

    @SavageEvil

    Well, if you are disappointed, looking through those rose tinted glasses, you should count your blessings and be glad they exist. Try to remember that there could just as easily had been no reboot of DMC or TR, and they would have sat gathering dust in some corporate vault somewhere. Sales of both were tanking probably due to the competition. A brave new approach was needed.

    I do have DMC 1-4 and I know that 4 was a bit meh. Story was average, Nero was a weeaboo character and it felt played/worn out, like its RE stablemates. I didn't finish it, because I got bored of it. Bayonetta on the other hand, I played start to finish and how refreshing a game that was.

    TR needs a break and will find its feet to be more than previously and find new fans. No point in picking it apart, or we'd have to do the same for other games. Suspension of disbelief is a thing for a reason.

    There's never any pleasing everyone, so yeah, never mind. Pillared expectations aren't the best way to look forward to a game, but rather just an open mind and heart.
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  • PlayStation "new home of Call of Duty", Black Ops 3 DLC headed to PS4 first

  • SpaceMonkey77 22/06/2015

    Deals, deals, for exclusive meals on wheels. They battle over the scraps.

    30 days is enough to get through the campaign, achievos and multiplayer so many won't sweat it.

    Guess game reps etc, are so under pressure to sell their box, that these deals are struck to make said box gain more x factor and sales. Perhaps for them, just having every system get the same content (the sensible thing to do) is a bad idea.

    Watched some e3 vids. Blops 3 is looking like crazy fun. Kudos to raising your game, Actiblizz.
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