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  • Microsoft shifts one million of those £129 Xbox One Elite controllers

  • Spuzzell 29/06/2016


    That was the point of it, a no expense spared controller.
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  • Spuzzell 29/06/2016


    Hang on for a couple more months into 2017, and you might win one in your Districts Hunger Games.
    Reply +6
  • What does Brexit mean for the UK video games industry?

  • Spuzzell 24/06/2016

    Old people have sold out the future of our country in exchange for a lie written along the side of a bus.
    Reply 0
  • We don't know why Sony's making PS4K, but there are plenty of reasons it shouldn't

  • Spuzzell 10/06/2016

    It's specifically for PSVR, it's clearly been for PSVR ever since PSVR was announced and its requirements showed quite clearly that the PS4 had about enough power to animate a plain cube in VR. At 20 fps.

    Don't worry my scared little Sony cultists, this isn't the end of the console paradigm just yet.
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  • Minecraft sales pass the astonishing 100m milestone

  • Spuzzell 03/06/2016


    I have no figures, but since the Android marketplace review section for Pocket Edition is full of people asking for the same server features that they have with their Windows 10 version I'm pretty confident in my analysis.

    And no, the Windows 10 version is quite clearly not a mobile title sale. It's a PC title sale.

    If we're talking about where Minecraft has been bought most (which we were) I'd expect it to be PC then mobile then console, in descending order.
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  • Spuzzell 03/06/2016


    I don't have any figures, but this chart doesn't say that the mobile version is the biggest seller, the article author read it wrong.

    Windows 10 has its own version of Minecraft that is identical to the Pocket Edition, so the brown graphic on the chart is PC sales and mobile sales lumped together, in addition to the PC only sales of the green bar.

    I also understand that lots of people buy Minecraft on every device they have, so while they might use their PC to do the hard Minecrafting they might also have the game on Android to mess about with while on the move.
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  • Spuzzell 02/06/2016

    You've misunderstood the graphs.

    The brown graphic isn't mobile, it's mobile AND the PC Windows 10 version (it's a cross platform UWP type thing app).
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  • Paradox, this is why we need to talk about your mods

  • Spuzzell 01/06/2016

    If you provide the possibility for players to mod your game, it becomes your responsibility to curate those mods.
    What? How on earth does that follow?

    How far do you think that game company control over what people choose to do with their copy of the game should extend?

    If I play GTA and only shoot the black pedestrians are R* obliged to kidnap me for re-education?

    The only people responsible for curating mods are the makers and, possibly, the hosting company who provides them for download.
    Reply +2
  • Pro Evolution Soccer 2017 is a slower, more considered spin on Konami's series

  • Spuzzell 01/06/2016

    What is a roster? Is that an American football term? Reply +7
  • Doom review

  • Spuzzell 17/05/2016

    Why would you play this on a console, on a pad.

    Reply -4
  • LG G5 review

  • Spuzzell 15/05/2016


    Yeah, but if you have the slightest amount of brain it'll be in a case anyway.
    Reply +1
  • Spuzzell 15/05/2016

    I'm glad there's something different being pushed out, though the modular thing only really appeals to me when buying the module that I most want at the start. I don't really want to be swapping things around or needing to carry extra bits of hardware with me.

    The thing is though.

    I incredibly reluctantly moved to an S7 Edge from my beloved Lumia 1520, and... it's a REALLY good phone.

    REALLY GOOD. Seriously.
    Reply +1
  • Call of Duty fan campaign mass-downvotes Infinite Warfare's reveal trailer

  • Spuzzell 05/05/2016

    They'll all cheer up when it's time for Jeremy Kyle. Reply 0
  • Blizzard has nerfed Hearthstone's "sorry" emote

  • Spuzzell 25/04/2016

    I think it's nice to be nice on Hearthstone and I'll miss the 'sorry' emote because I did use it when rnGesus blessed me overly.

    But it was fucking irritating when people spammed it to be a dick.

    'Wow' is just a little bit lame though.
    Reply +2
  • Revealed: Sony's plan for PlayStation 4K - codename Neo

  • Spuzzell 19/04/2016


    It makes sense if it's for PS VR.
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  • Spuzzell 19/04/2016

    I haven't yet managed to find the logic in Sonys rationale behind this at all.

    The only scenario that made sense to me in producing an upgraded PS4 was if PS VR wasn't working acceptably on the existing PS4.

    I can envisage certain people buying a PS4.5 to also buy a PS VR (Sony super fans who are scared of PCs), but I really can't see a huge number of existing PS4 owners 'upgrading'.

    Nor can I see developers putting any significant effort at all into making games targeted to the PS4.5's capabilities. The games have to work on the PS4, so devs will have spent all their time, money and design on making sure their game works absolutely as well as possible on the low end hardware that they know for sure their whole target audience owns.

    It's a puzzler to me, UNLESS this is all a bullshit smokescreen to mask the fact that the PS4 isn't capable and this is a specific upgrade for PS VR.

    Games have to work on both PS4 and PS4.5, the PS4 can already output 4k video and the PS4.5 can't run 4K games.

    Unless this is specifically targeted for PSVR then I just don't get it.
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  • The new Doom is having a tough time with Steam user reviews

  • Spuzzell 18/04/2016

    OK, upfront, I have never played Doom or Quake or Unreal online ever.

    So this is just how this game felt to me, on its own.

    It's beige mediocre.

    The weapons are dull, there's no.. how can I say it.. CRUNCH when you fire them, they all have a short range/long range option and they're all.. dull.

    It's just dull, you click a button and pew pew light flies weightlessly from your generic weapon model, no recoil, no cathartic death dealing feeling, nothing.

    It's dull, there's just nothing there.

    It feels like a console game, simplified and cut down so there's no real nuance or skill you need to learn to make the dull mechanics more interesting.

    There are loads of silly PC issues, like not being able to turn off mouse acceleration (I assume because the weapons are deliberately imprecise to cater to gamepads) that just add to the overwhelming sense of mediocre.

    I was worried it looked like a 6/10 boiled cabbage game on Friday. After playing it for a bit, that was, if anything, optimistic.
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  • Blizzard games hit by DDoS attack, Lizard Squad claims responsibility

  • Spuzzell 14/04/2016

    I only just re-installed Hearthstone after ages away, and I've completed one game out of 5 played with all the others being disconnects.

    I'm on my office network so I'm pretty sure the problem isn't on my end.
    Reply +1
  • Fallout 3 player completes the game and all DLC without healing

  • Spuzzell 12/04/2016


    Yes, that would be every bit as utterly pointless as this guy's 'achievement'.

    I'm glad you agree with me.

    As I said though. The real morons are those that willingly WATCH someone do this. How empty and worthless must their lives be.
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  • Spuzzell 11/04/2016

    I mean. Ok.

    Next I hope he does the exact same pointless thing, while arbitrarily standing in a bucket.

    I can't believe enough people watch this to make it pay.

    It's so lame.
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  • What went wrong with Quantum Break on PC?

  • Spuzzell 08/04/2016

    UWP is such a good idea.

    It's a fucking TRAGEDY that Microsoft are stuffing it up so badly.
    Reply +1
  • Deus Ex meets Die Hard in Consortium: The Tower, currently doing the business on Fig

  • Spuzzell 08/04/2016

    You'll also be more mobile that McLain
    It's spelt 'McClane', you heathen.

    Random 'that' in there as well.
    Reply +1
  • You can play PS4 games on your PC or Mac from tomorrow

  • Spuzzell 05/04/2016


    No, Cat6e is different to Cat6, it's shielded and rated for 10gig ethernet rather than gigabit. It's obviously more future proof, but its the shielding I'd get it for.
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  • Spuzzell 05/04/2016


    It's neither schizophrenic nor in any way crippled, it just does things differently and better.

    This is you when cars were invented:

    "Er bullshit, how will this efficiently turn hay into forward motion, my horse is way better"
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  • Spuzzell 05/04/2016


    I have a 4 storey house which was recently renovated, brand new wiring throughout, and I have a BT Wi-Fi Home Hotspot 500 plug on three floors.

    On two floors they work ok though they lose connection once or twice a week and need turning off and on again, but on the third floor it doesn't work at all reliably.

    All floors need to be factory reset and re-synced about every three months, which is a hassle. Clearly there is something either in my house or in my neighbours, or in the electrical pylon outside that puts out enough interference to cause them not to work properly, and I have no way of either fixing that or even finding out what the problem is.

    Basically, this is an ideal environment for the home plug system. Brand new electrical wiring, new circuit breaker box etc etc, and they still disappoint me.

    I would 100% say instead buy some CAT6e cable from Amazon and a couple of £5 switches and physically lay cable from your router to your PS3 and PC. Just tack it along skirting boards or the join between your ceiling and wall.

    I'll certainly avoid homeplugs in my next house without a shadow of a doubt in favour of built in network cabling.
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  • Spuzzell 05/04/2016


    What is it with the stupid insistence on Windows 7?

    10 is just better.

    "Oh spyware targeted advertising blah" - typed on an Android or iOS phone, by the worlds dumbest collection of hypocrites.
    Reply +17
  • PlayStation 4.5 to be announced before October - report

  • Spuzzell 29/03/2016

    I'm pretty certain this is because PS VR just doesn't have enough processing power in the standard PS4 to work properly.

    That's why Sony are making noises about releasing PS VR for PC as well, that's why Sony are looking at an upgraded PS4.
    Reply +3
  • Nintendo NX controller reports gather pace

  • Spuzzell 23/03/2016


    I still love the 'Cube controller even now.

    I never liked the Wii remotes, but I mainly played MarioKart and just used the 'Cube controller.

    It was ergonomically brilliant, the buttons were differently shaped so you could always find them by feel rather than looking down and it was so SO comfortable to hold.

    I really like a lot of things about the 360 pads I have now for my PC, but the 'Cube pads are objectively better for almost any game style.
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  • Spuzzell 23/03/2016


    The GameCube controller was ace, what are you even on about?
    Reply +6
  • Spuzzell 23/03/2016

    Assuming this is real, which is a leap:

    Any photos of the rear of the device? There could easily be 4 physical buttons for each hand on the rear where your fingers would naturally be when holding it.

    I have fervently wished for analogue sticks on so many phone games I've bought. Halo Spartan Assault, any of the Final Fantasys etc etc would have been hugely HUGELY improved if my phone had the same pair of low profile analogue sticks at top and bottom as this has.

    So I can see a few plus points to this.

    If it's comfortable to hold.


    If it's real.
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  • The Division's first big update looks to fix the Dark Zone

  • Spuzzell 22/03/2016


    Thanks for explaining that, I was unsure.
    Reply +1
  • Spuzzell 22/03/2016


    Yes, exactly. The same mechanics don't bother me at all in Borderlands because the aesthetic and setup is so cartoonish and odd.

    But The Division is real world set. They even filmed a live action short to promote it.

    Imagine if in that live action short the characters had to shoot a guy in a hoodie 30 times before he fell over.

    You'd think it was stupid.

    Because it is.
    Reply +1
  • Spuzzell 21/03/2016

    I still can't get my brain to accept the disconnect with unloading a full clip into a guy in a hoodie and him not being dead.

    I know it's a game, but that's far too much gameyness crap for me to be able to ignore.

    The best thing Ubisoft could do to get me to buy this game is to put everyone you shoot at into some sort of kevlar and helmet.

    That would help ENORMOUSLY.
    Reply +9
  • Microsoft GDC party criticised for exotic dancers, Phil Spencer apologises

  • Spuzzell 19/03/2016


    I don't care about the rights and wrongs of booking dancers to what I understand was a private party, as I said in my first reply.

    Personally, as a clubber, dancers add HUGELY to an event, but as I say, whatever. If you choose to be offended by dancers doing their job, then fine.

    What is NOT fine is assuming that these dancers are anything but professionals doing a job. Which 90% of this thread is doing, with its Daily Mail flavoured "exotic dancers" and "schoolgirls".

    There was nothing wrong here to anyone who isn't specifically looking to be offended.
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  • Spuzzell 18/03/2016


    Monty, these professional dancers have been called: schoolgirls, strippers, exotic and held up as the manifestation of all that is wrong with how women are treated in the world.

    If they read this thread, firstly they would feel utterly horrified at how you are looking on them, and secondly they would be outraged at your misogyny.

    And they would tell those idiot women on Twitter to save their faux outrage for someone who ISN'T being paid ridiculously well for making the choice to dance for an hour.
    Reply -3
  • Spuzzell 18/03/2016



    And I don't know if they did hire male dancers too and neither do you. If they had, I would give exactly as much of a shit as I do now.

    Hint: it's not much of a shit.
    Reply -4
  • Spuzzell 18/03/2016



    For gods sake.

    Get your head out of the social media mutual masturbation echo chamber and use your brain for ONE second.
    Reply -2
  • Spuzzell 18/03/2016


    I'm not sure where you're getting schoolgirl from either, by the way. I certainly don't see that.

    Might speak more to your mindset than the dancers.
    Reply -13
  • Spuzzell 18/03/2016


    I've got a university friend who is earning ridiculous money stripping and lap dancing 3 nights a week.

    If you want to try telling her that she's not empowering herself by having idiot men pay her hundreds of pounds to watch her dance then be my guest.

    She will laugh in your face, and then tell you to fuck off.
    Reply +9
  • Spuzzell 18/03/2016

    Oh, for fucks sake.

    There's absolutely nothing wrong with strippers, though in any case these women were dancers, and calling them "exotic" or "strippers" is ridiculous.

    You can argue that it was an inappropriate to have dancers in bras at an event if you like, but there's no sexism inherent in hiring professional dancers!

    A cursory glance through my post history will show where I stand on gamings toxic atmosphere toward women, but for gods sake.

    These women are professional dancers doing a job and being paid for it.

    Grow the fuck up, you whinging bunch of idiots.
    Reply +36
  • Sniper Elite 4 brings a little more polish and a lot more scale to the series

  • Spuzzell 16/03/2016


    In English it is spelt 'Africa'.

    And that game in Africa was set in World War 2.

    Well done apart from that.
    Reply +1
  • Spuzzell 16/03/2016

    I enjoyed a lot of the previous game, but it was ruined for me by how gratuitous the pushing of paid for weapon packs were.

    The game had four rifles, which would have been fine. Except they force your avatar to walk around three separate tents to choose your weapon, each tent filled with racks of superior rifles you have to look at to find the one you want, each locked away from you with a DLC pack title and price displayed by its name.

    In a full price game.

    It completely ruined the game for me, both because it felt so cheap and because it utterly ruined any sense of immersion.

    I hated it SO much that I don't want to buy this game, because it'll just make me feel angry again about the last one.
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  • Lindsay Lohan's Grand Theft Auto lawsuit gets ugly

  • Spuzzell 15/03/2016


    Lohan didn't invent the bikini or the V sign or the mobile phone, nor was she the first to pose with all three.

    I googled "girls in bikinis" to post a bunch of similar photos but I was a little creeped out by all the dodgy underage results and didn't want to have them in my history.
    Reply +14
  • Valkyria Chronicles Remastered out mid-May

  • Spuzzell 08/03/2016

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  • Spuzzell 08/03/2016


    IS it. Gosh. In the many ways you can't remember just now. Gosh.
    Reply -2
  • Spuzzell 08/03/2016

    If you have a halfway decent PC you can get it on that instead, right now.

    For £14.99.
    Reply +2
  • Watch: How much space does the HTC Vive actually need?

  • Spuzzell 03/03/2016

    I just want to sit in a chair with a headset and my HOTAS and be in a spaceship cockpit.

    EDIT: And yes, I'm sure Vive will also let me do that, but here's the thing: I ONLY want to use VR while seated. So I want to buy the VR set that's actually designed to be used that way.
    Reply +9
  • The new Master of Orion has an impressive voice cast

  • Spuzzell 18/02/2016

    "The pilot"?


    Firefly > Star Trek.

    It's not really even close.
    Reply +1
  • Watch: What is FNaF world and why is it awful?

  • Spuzzell 25/01/2016

    I can't stop attempting to work out all the places Aiofe's accent is from for long enough to listen to their actual words. Reply 0
  • Resident Evil Zero review

  • Spuzzell 18/01/2016

    This review could have been two sentences:

    "It's incredibly old fashioned and a bit shit but you get used to it. Looks nice though."
    Reply -13