Spuzzell Comments

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  • Beneath Assassin's Creed Unity's bugs lurks a surprisingly human game

  • Spuzzell 25/05/2015

    @lordirongut

    Yep, it's a real problem. Unless the attitude of Labour supporters change I can't see Labour regaining the centre for a LONG time ahead.

    Scotland is gone for Labour, so without the centre we will be Tory centre-right for the foreseeable future.

    That's fine, a centrist Tory government is really no different to a centrist Labour government.. the problem is the people who would have voted Labour who are now voting UKIP because they don't want to vote Tory and the Labour fanatics have put them off voting for Labour.

    If UKIP becomes a real power in UK politics then THAT is a problem, and it's a problem caused by the left being so gratuitously offensive to anyone who dares to disagree with them.
    Reply 0
  • Spuzzell 25/05/2015

    @TekMerc

    Literally twenty days ago everything I'm saying actually happened. With polls and people saying why they did what they did.

    Naivity is lack of experience, wisdom, or judgement. All I'm doing is narrating what actually happened.

    And while I'm happy to admit I'm a moron, I predicted a Tory majority before the election. And, unless something extra-ordinary happens, I'm already prepared to predict another in 5 years.
    Reply +2
  • Spuzzell 25/05/2015

    @TekMerc

    I am POSITIVE that far fewer people would have voted UKIP if there hadn't been so many stupid lies told about them that were so easily refuted by UKIP.

    It meant that they could say "look! Look at the lies people said! You can't trust them, we're nice really."
    Reply +1
  • Spuzzell 25/05/2015

    @lordirongut

    I was really talking about social media rather than official party pronouncements, in the context of the posters referred to in the game.

    Twitter and FB as the big two were absolutely filled with terribly counter-productive anti-Tory and anti-UKIP things that caused real damage to anyone looking to make a decision.

    EDIT:

    And it hasn't changed after the election. The three worst I've seen in the last two weeks have been:

    * Photos of a march in Autumn 2011 claimed as photos of an anti-tory anti-austerity protest march not covered by the media in summer 2014

    * Photos of a workman delivering crates of very expensive champagne to Downing Street claimed as Cameron wasting money on celebrating while preaching austerity (the photo was from 2007, the champagne was being delivered to Gordon Brown for a reception to celebrate him becoming PM)

    * A long rant calling anyone who voted Tory a thoughtless, selfish, greedy cunt.

    All of them had thousands of shares or retweets, and all of them mean that anyone who bases their decisions on facts and past evidence will be less likely to ever vote Labour, because of the way some Labour supporters conduct themselves.
    Reply +1
  • Spuzzell 25/05/2015

    @ChockysChild

    I'm politically neutral, but acid bile crap like you just said is exactly the kind of thing that used to be accepted as "fact" but can now be easily shown to be biased and baseless.

    People saying stupid shit like you just did is a big part of why Labour lost.
    Reply 0
  • Spuzzell 25/05/2015

    The crowds outside Westminster right now are angry and unified
    Angry, maybe. Unified? Ha! Nope. Throw a random stone and you'll hit a new cause.

    The printing press anecdote is telling. Nowadays we don't have to fight and labour to find out what is going on, and information is available from multiple sources.. which means people are less likely to blindly believe a poster written by an angry person who doesn't know what they are talking about, or is lying to advance their own agenda.

    For example: In the run-up to the election there were many "the Tories want to sell off your NHS!" posts and photos all over social media. But instead of people just accepting them as fact and getting angry, people looked at the online manifestos, they searched for what politicians had actually said and they researched what had happened in the previous 5 years, and then they voted Conservative, in part because the posters were untrue and people don't like being lied to.
    Reply +1
  • Windward review

  • Spuzzell 15/05/2015

    This review just makes me want to play Sunless Sea some more. Reply +6
  • Kerbal Space Program review

  • Spuzzell 07/05/2015

    @Bagpuss

    It's an enormous shiny polished gem with hundreds of hours of play, why the hell would it be a budget title?

    That's it. The only three comments I've read here have all been stupid, I'm going home.
    Reply +8
  • Spuzzell 07/05/2015

    @Zerobob

    It's a PC review, in the PC section.

    Jesus Christ.
    Reply +4
  • Spuzzell 07/05/2015

    I'm surprised at how many people are.. er, surprised by this.

    It's been covered and played everywhere for over a year in open access!
    Reply +5
  • The Witcher 3 PC is 32.49 at Green Man Gaming

  • Spuzzell 07/05/2015

    @zoidberg

    Probably because it's their game and they wanted (fairly enough imo) to maximise their return on it.

    If I wanted to play The Witcher 3 (I haven't even started my copy of TW2 yet) then I'd probably buy it from GOG, I'd feel like they deserved it.
    Reply -8
  • The Witcher 3 and Batman: Arkham Knight free with Nvidia GTX 980 and GTX 970

  • Spuzzell 05/05/2015

    @Rexter2k

    Steam codes.
    Reply +1
  • Spuzzell 05/05/2015

    @p_nut_uk

    Message your retailer nicely, explain the situation and ask for a code :-)

    That might have worked for someone I know, but he was asked not to say anything, so he hasn't.

    He might have pointed out that he was perfectly entitled to return the card for a full refund still, and then just buy another which would come with a code.
    Reply +16
  • PlayStation 4 lifetime sales pass 22.3m worldwide

  • Spuzzell 30/04/2015

    @Nynja

    How am I a troll? I've asked questions, responded with opinion, upvoted replies.

    Dismissing anyone with a slightly different opinion to you as a troll is an utter dick move.
    Reply +2
  • Spuzzell 30/04/2015

    @RandyKleen

    OH GOD RANDY RUN ITS TOO LATE FOR ME BUT SAVE YOURSELF
    Reply +2
  • Spuzzell 30/04/2015

    @ubergine

    I think that makes sense. It just feels underwhelming that PS4 is selling loads because it's effectively the least bad option.

    Last gen if I was getting a console I would have picked up a PS3 for the exclusives. I still sort of think about doing it from time to time.

    This gen? No chance, there's just nothing either released or in the pipeline that appeals to me that won't be better played elsewhere.

    I think I'm just not clear why people have bought so many consoles.

    Actually, have they bought loads? What were the sales figures at this stage of the last gen?
    Reply -2
  • Spuzzell 30/04/2015

    @grassyknoll

    Don't be such an egocentric twat. For gods sake, even you would admit your tastes are niche!

    Those are NOT the reasons 99% of PS4 owners have the console!

    I think the only reason the PS4 is selling loads is because it's cheaper than the One, and the Wii U doesn't have the shootybangdrive stuff.

    Edit: Mr V ninja-ed me. Man.

    Edit2: I don't own a Wii U. Just FYI.
    Reply -1
  • Spuzzell 30/04/2015

    @grassyknoll

    Yes. I am asking for a reason why people are buying this gaming platform.

    And I'm also asking how all that sand got in your vagina.

    It seems to be aggravating you.
    Reply -2
  • Spuzzell 30/04/2015

    @KanevilPS

    And that's great for you, but the fact is that the vast majority of PS4 gamers haven't bought Bloodbourne, and probably won't. In its release week, on PS4, it was outsold by Battlefield Hardline, for example.

    It's just odd to me that PS4 is selling so fast. There's really no gaming reason for it, the people buying it aren't doing it for the (overly familiar) exclusives, it just.. is.
    Reply -13
  • Spuzzell 30/04/2015

    @Rogueywon

    I wasn't actually EXPECTING a torrent of approval for being a sarcastic dick, no :-)

    I do genuinely think that there really isn't any title on either big console that is a must have.

    Bloodbourne is the high point but it's still familiar, it's an "oh yeah, I like those, nice.", not a "Holy SHIT must play that!" Same with DriveClub, same with Forza, etc etc.

    Anyone with 'only' a PC and a Wii U isn't missing out on anything really.

    It's very odd why so many people have bought PS4s (and Ones) when there's really not much to do on them, and most of what there is is done better on PC.
    Reply -13
  • Spuzzell 30/04/2015

    Nice!

    Imagine how well it would sell if it just had a few games worth playing.
    Reply -125
  • Ultima 8: Pagan currently free via Origin

  • Spuzzell 29/04/2015

    Free? Quick, get it before Valve find a way to charge us! Reply 0
  • Hitman GO sneaks on Windows 8, Windows Phone

  • Spuzzell 28/04/2015

    Windows 10 cross-compatibility will mean a LOT of games for WP10.

    But I don't play games on my phone (Lumia 1520) so meh. I have GTA San Andreas and Halo Spartan Assault and I've hardly ever even touched those.

    I'd play a Football Manager though, if you're out there Sega.
    Reply +2
  • Steam Workshop now allows modders to sell their work

  • Spuzzell 24/04/2015

    I just got banned from Steam for a week for "trolling" for protesting about this.

    It does not feel good in there at the moment.
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  • Spuzzell 24/04/2015

    @SpaceMonkey77

    There's no altruism here! If Steam wanted to encourage modders financially then they would merely have extended the Steam wallet system to modders to use officially.

    This is a cash grab on behalf of Valve, which they've extended to publishers because they had to. That's it.
    Reply +9
  • Spuzzell 24/04/2015

    Just saw this posted on a PC Gamer thread:



    "Hey *munchmunch munch* guys."

    "Hey Gabe. Here's the 36 doughnuts you asked for."

    "Great *munchmunchmunch munch* just *munch* put them in my trough."

    "Right. So, what's the new idea you had, O corpulent one?"

    " *munchmunchmunch* "

    "... sir? We can't hear you over the sounds of your chins wobbling,"

    " Hang on. *munch munchmunchmunch... munch*.. right. So, I've worked out why PC gaming is great. It's the community aspects of the scene, where people are happy to put in hundreds of hours of their own time to provide new content for games they love with no expectation of monetary recompense."

    "Ha ha ha yeah that's the bes"

    "NO, FOOLS. IT MUST END. WOE TO THOSE WHO WOULD IMPROVE THINGS MERELY FOR THE LOVE OF A TITLE AND THE GRATITUDE OF THEIR PEERS. I CANNOT EXTRACT A PERCENTAGE OF LOVE. WHERE IS MY CUT OF THE GRATITUDE? I MUST PAY FOR MY TRUCKLOADS OF DORITOS AND LARD. *munch* "

    "But surely this will lead to the end of what makes PC gaming so special? Surely this will inevitably turn modding into just more paid DLC? Won't abusing our dominant market share to monetise modding just stifle creativity, leading to takedowns and infighting, removing the whole reason modders mod and mean the scene dies?"

    " *munchmunch munch*

    " Sir? "

    " *munchmunchmunch* "

    " *munch* "
    Reply +11
  • Spuzzell 24/04/2015

    @LordDemigod

    OK, but what happens now to the guy who decided to mod Thomas the Tank engine characters into Skyrim as dragons? That work now has potential monetary value to Bethesda, to Valve and to whoever owns Thomas the Tank Engines copyright.

    So instead of being a fun little free thing its now a cesspit of potential lawsuits and aggravation. So why would he bother?

    I wouldn't.
    Reply +7
  • Spuzzell 24/04/2015

    @erikbc.b

    Monetizing the mod scene is a terrible idea. It changes the whole character of it.

    I have no problem donating to mods I've enjoyed. I donated 20 to Childs Play as thanks for Black Mesa for example.

    But Steam are looking to change the whole character of the hobbyist modding scene, simply so they can take a cut of the sales. They're turning modding into more paid DLC, because then they get a percentage.

    Steam's dominant market share means they can do this. But they shouldn't.
    Reply +6
  • The Evil Within: The Assignment and The Consequence review

  • Spuzzell 24/04/2015

    If last year's The Evil Within saw Resident Evil creator Shinji Mikami reclaiming the survival horror gameplay he popularised
    Er. Swap "reclaiming" for "generically retreading".

    Now to read the rest of the review!
    Reply -2
  • Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 teaser goes all Deus Ex on us

  • Spuzzell 24/04/2015

    Yeah, don't care. I can't separate one CoD sequel from another anymore, in my head they're all a single blurry dull homogeneous mess.

    I never even considered buying the last one. They're just boring now.
    Reply +2
  • Could the Apple Watch become one of gaming's Galapagos Islands?

  • Spuzzell 22/04/2015

    http://www.cookoo2.com/

    If you want a watch that can also give you notifications, then get a watch that can also give you notifications.

    Strapping a clumsy, ugly, tiny screened dumb terminal to your wrist is.. well, to me it's very stupid.
    Reply -2
  • Spuzzell 22/04/2015

    @Wyrm

    I'm not sure I'd feel confident in claiming to know what every single person in this thread thinks :-)

    Certainly I'm on record repeatedly calling the whole smartwatch concept out as illogical and pointless.

    Apples version is no more useful than anyone else's.. I'm sure a lot of iZombies will buy the watch as they have been told to, but I doubt even they will come back for seconds in a years time.
    Reply -3
  • Spuzzell 22/04/2015

    In that no-one really wants to go there themselves, and if you do actually go you're unable to do anything?

    Yes. Yes it IS like the Galapagos Islands.
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  • HTC One M9 review

  • Spuzzell 19/04/2015

    @WeeDosh

    Buyer beware on Sony phones. I wouldn't ever trust one now without 6 months worth of reviews first.
    Reply -3
  • Digital Foundry: Hands-On with Project Cars

  • Spuzzell 17/04/2015

    So many compromises on both.

    I've been watching a few 4k PC gameplay videos of Project Cars. And, well.

    It's.. just play it on PC if you can.
    Reply +2
  • Eerie new Everybody's Gone to the Rapture trailer, screenshots

  • Spuzzell 16/04/2015

    That looks like my parents village, just turned up a few notches on the idylicometer.

    (seriously, some of rural England is so so fit)
    Reply +10
  • Mario Kart 8 x Animal Crossing DLC track list and footage

  • Spuzzell 15/04/2015

    @Erek

    I can't begin to tell you how mistaken you are :-)

    Baby Park 4 player was just fabulous. It still is. Genuinely gave my brother a hernia though simultaneous swearing and laughing.
    Reply +1
  • Spuzzell 15/04/2015

    OMG FINALLY BABY PARK OH SHIIIIIIT Reply -1
  • Project Cars technical details confirmed

  • Spuzzell 15/04/2015

    @jamyskis1981

    No, I mean, could you use a wiimote in a holder on the floor as an accelerator pedal :-)

    I used a GC controller for Mario Kart Wii. Kicked ass.
    Reply -1
  • Spuzzell 15/04/2015

    @jamyskis1981

    Are wiimotes with motion plus accurate enough to be used as an accelerator pedal?

    A wiimote in a cheap plastic holder with a spring on the floor controlled by the foot... I could really see that being useful.
    Reply -2
  • Spuzzell 15/04/2015

    @Big-Boss

    since the game is hardly pushing graphical boundaries
    hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaaahahahahahahahahahahahahaaaaaa
    Reply +7
  • Spuzzell 15/04/2015

    This is the first game for years where I've actually been shocked at the quality of the graphics.

    Even on the PS4 version (I'm a PC elitist) Schmove linked to on Youtube, I actually said "holy SHIT." when the camera panned over the roof of a GT3.

    It looks ASTONISHING.
    Reply +4
  • Bill Paxton to play Jack Thompson in BBC GTA drama

  • Spuzzell 14/04/2015

    Should have been Gary Busey for a truly accurate mentalist depiction.

    Reply +17
  • EA Humble Bundle offers Dragon Age and Dead Space 2

  • Spuzzell 14/04/2015

    GAH ANOTHER

    Oh God its such a good deal.


    Fine, but at some point I'll LITERALLY have all the games. All of the games ever. Fucks sake.
    Reply +16
  • Yoshi's Woolly World Amiibo now available to pre-order

  • Spuzzell 14/04/2015

    Holy SHIT just look at the cute.

    I hate the kind of sort of DLC aspect of Amiibos.

    BUT THEY ARE ALL SO FREAKING ADORABLE I DON'T CARE

    I don't even have a Wii U. Or any kids. It's still ok to want them all, right?
    Reply +7
  • Nipples removed from The Order: 1886 in Japan

  • Spuzzell 14/04/2015

    I thought Bulbasaur evolved into Nipples? Reply 0
  • Rockstar Games up to 80 per cent off in Humble Sale

  • Spuzzell 11/04/2015

    @kongzi

    So... nostalgia isn't as good as it used to be?
    Reply +4
  • Spuzzell 11/04/2015

    Bought!

    Fuck.

    that'll teach me to go on EG after the pub.

    Edit: AND the indie bundle.
    Reply +4
  • How to play Resident Evil 5 in splitscreen via GFWL version on Steam

  • Spuzzell 10/04/2015

    so you're playing at your own discretion
    As opposed to all the other times I play a game?
    Reply +14
  • Football Manager Classic out on tablets tonight for 14.99

  • Spuzzell 08/04/2015

    @LetsGo

    15 for a new Football Manager is a STEAL.

    CD Keys doing their shady thing with the PC version doesn't change that :-)
    Reply +2