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  • Nintendo hardware sales in the Americas are worse than you'd expect

  • Spuzzell 27/09/2016


    Oh, come on.

    Did you even read the article?
    Reply 0
  • Spuzzell 26/09/2016


    Rock Band. That was such a raging success for Harmonix that the entire company was sold for $50.

    Meanwhile, Nintendo make millions by selling to their own captive audience without paying a cut to Sony or Microsoft, and have more cash reserves than anyone except God or Apple.

    But yeah, I'm sure you're right.
    Reply +3
  • Digital Foundry: Hands-on with COD Infinite Warfare on PS4 Pro

  • Spuzzell 25/09/2016


    No goddammit it absolutely does not mean that. As it clearly says, its graph that correlates screen size, resolution and distance to show what makes a visable difference.

    I don't give the tiniest of shits about this, except people talking uninformed rubbish really pisses me off. The least you could do is look at the fucking graph before you start to talk crap.
    Reply +1
  • Spuzzell 25/09/2016


    That's a graph detailing the distance at which a 20/20 human eye can resolve levels of detail.

    It's not "bullshite", it's scientific fact.

    Still, I'm sure you have bionic super vision and therefore it doesn't apply to you.
    Reply -1
  • Spuzzell 25/09/2016


    No, sorry, you're imagining it. At 4 foot with a 40" screen you'll struggle to tell the difference between 720p and 1080p.

    Reply -11
  • Spuzzell 25/09/2016

    It doesn't say in the article, but I assume the PS4 is running the game at a native 1080p? Reply 0
  • Pirates of the airwaves: How Sega won the hearts and minds of a generation

  • Spuzzell 25/09/2016

    It didn't work on me.

    I was only 6 or 7 years old but I so clearly remember thinking "you're not cool and scary, you're the home of a stupid blue hedgehog."

    That campaign was why I asked my parents for a SNES.
    Reply -8
  • Report: Oculus Rift creator Palmer Luckey secretly funded pro-Trump meme website

  • Spuzzell 23/09/2016


    "But he's not actually evil like Hillary Clinton."

    No, fuck off. One of them is a hatred spewing repeat racist who encourages the assassination of his rivals and lies without a seconds thought or a seconds shame, and the other is a cold, calculating woman.

    Trump is a monster, Clinton isn't very likeable. There is LITERALLY no decision to be made here when picking one of them as a leader, unless you're a moron who doesn't understand the things Trump says, or a racist white supremacist who actually likes what he says.
    Reply +4
  • Spuzzell 23/09/2016

    I can't stand Trump and anyone who supports him and his policy of hatred and fear earns my contempt in the same way as anyone who voted for Brexit earnt my contempt for voting for hatred and fear.

    But he IS still the Republican candidate. He is a legitimate political figure (I know, I know. But that's where we are). There's still a chance he will be president.

    I'm not sure that supporting Trump means you should have your business interests jeopardised in any other way than calling into question your ability to make rational decisions.

    I certainly don't think you should be publicly flayed for actively supporting a party that 45% of the American people will vote for.
    Reply +1
  • Yep, Hitler's in Sniper Elite 4

  • Spuzzell 20/09/2016

    I'm fine with killing Hitler, but I'm never buying a Sniper Elite title again after the horribly intrusive game ruining paid DLC in the last game. Reply -1
  • PES 2017 review

  • Spuzzell 19/09/2016


    Because the game doesn't have the licenses and this is a review of what the game does and doesn't do well.

    Are you new to this?
    Reply -5
  • Spuzzell 19/09/2016

    Until Konami stop effectively making an entirely different game for PC, then they can sit down.

    Actively spending time and money to deliberately make a worse product. It eludes me.
    Reply +3
  • Watch: Seven games we'd love to see remastered

  • Spuzzell 11/09/2016

    Dark Souls is only FIVE YEARS OLD for fucks sake.

    Next week: Johnny demands a remake of Deus Ex: Mankind Divided.
    Reply +1
  • Kingsglaive isn't a great movie, but it's a good intro to Final Fantasy 15's fascinating new world

  • Spuzzell 25/08/2016


    Did you read the actual review? It's a litany of why the film is bad, followed by "... but..... I feel like I have to like it because Final Fantasy."

    I don't think it's me being patronizing. It's me reading the review.
    Reply -1
  • Spuzzell 25/08/2016

    Sooo. The characters are unlikeable and inconsistent in their already unbelievable motivations.

    The plot is both nonsensical and tritely cliched (how is that even possible).

    The one note emotive manipulation is overbearing and dull.

    It has Aaron Paul in.

    actors like Aaron Paul

    (No, they really don't.)

    And you believed you liked it.

    Final Fantasy.

    The Stockholm syndrome of franchises.
    Reply -3
  • After a wave of fan outcry, Respawn is making big changes to Titanfall 2

  • Spuzzell 25/08/2016

    Gamers in "IT'S DIFFERENT SO I HATE IT" shocker. Reply +2
  • No Man's Sky offers new PC patch beta

  • Spuzzell 17/08/2016


    those AREN'T your videos? You mean you share them because you think they're GOOD?

    The hell is WRONG with you?
    Reply -1
  • Spuzzell 17/08/2016


    I don't get you.

    I mean, I do, in that you're riding this faux outrage to get a few views on your turgid videos, but.. have a little perspective for the love of God.

    I honestly feel embarrassed for you.

    This is what you chose to care about? That a game dev who will never know you exist might not have made the game you thought he would?

    Jesus, man. Sort your life out.

    I knew from the earliest previews this wasn't a game I wanted to play, it was clearly more tech demo than game. But it's his game to make? No-one owes you anything, you weirdo.
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  • There's a sneaky Half-Life 3 poster at Gamescom

  • Spuzzell 17/08/2016


    That's the whole point. Valve COULD do many things at once, but they aren't.

    Valve are building platforms for other companies to sell games on, Steam, VR, Steam OS, Steam Machines, monetizing mods etc etc.

    Any game designers they still have are busy designing hats and maps for CS and TF2 or heros for DOTA.

    If Valve wanted to make single player games, they could.

    But they don't.
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  • Spuzzell 16/08/2016

    Valve is now pretty much just a shop.

    I imagine that any rogue employees still trying to make games are hunted through the hallways of the building by Scanner drones wearing money hats and herded into pits of fire.
    Reply +10
  • Got a spare 50 minutes for a Final Fantasy 15 gameplay video?

  • Spuzzell 16/08/2016

    I just... I want the character you play as to get hurt, a lot.

    There is absolutely zero chance of me spending money to enjoy 50 hours of being irritated by my avatar.

    His stupid voice, his STUPID clothes and hair just blech God no punch him.

    Maybe you have to be 15 years old for this game.
    Reply -8
  • Performance Analysis: No Man's Sky

  • Spuzzell 09/08/2016

    Motion blur is always the first option I turn off, am I alone in thinking it's pointlessly irritating? Reply +11
  • There's a Beauty and the Beast-themed card in the new Hearthstone expansion

  • Spuzzell 02/08/2016


    Wait, what?
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  • People think the Mario & Sonic Rio Olympics game shouts a really bad word

  • Spuzzell 29/07/2016


    What brand of toaster was that clip recorded on?
    Reply +3
  • 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.
    Reply +3
  • 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).
    Reply +1
  • 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.
    Reply -1
  • 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.
    Reply +6
  • 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.
    Reply -12
  • 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.
    Reply -2
  • 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