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  • Defense Grid 2 release date set for September

  • Spuzzell 15/08/2014

    It failed to meet a $1 stretch goal? By how many cents? Reply +14
  • Rise of the Tomb Raider exclusive to Xbox One

  • Spuzzell 12/08/2014

    @rubthisway

    It was always on PC as well though. ( I think)
    Reply +3
  • Spuzzell 12/08/2014

    If this is actually a genuine statement of exclusivity rather than marketing bullshit then.. fuck you Square Enix, fuck you Microsoft and fuck you Crystal Dynamics.

    Third party exclusives are anachronistic bullshit, and will hurt Squeenix and Crystal Dynamics in terms of sales and hurt gamers who have no intention of buying a console just to play a title they would have bought on their own system.

    The only winners here are Microsoft, who I suppose might see a tick upwards in sales.

    Everyone, EVERYONE else, loses.

    Fuck you Microsoft for doing this, and fuck you Squeenix for letting them.
    Reply +3
  • Firefall review

  • Spuzzell 11/08/2014

    Beans. Reply 0
  • Diablo 3 download/install sizes are much higher on PS4

  • Spuzzell 11/08/2014

    @Rogueywon

    You might be a little behind the times :-)

    62GB isn't THAT much, certainly not to ISPs. Streaming a two hour film from Netflix is about 7GB just on its own, and that's 7GB every time you watch a film. You only have to download the game once.

    I expect my house gets through close to 100GB every week just through normal use (streaming music, streaming TV, Netflix, Youtube, Skype, Steam, internet usage etc etc) and way WAY more if I'm torrenting stuff overnight.
    Reply -3
  • Sleeping Dogs for PS4 and Xbox One spotted on Amazon

  • Spuzzell 09/08/2014

    OK seriously, I remember EVERYTHING about this game still, is it really time for a re-release? Am I getting senile?

    When was it released?

    IT'S ONLY TWO YEARS OLD

    WHAT THE HELL

    WHO IS GOING TO BUY THIS FOR $60

    WHO
    Reply +1
  • Metro Redux video compares original Metros to next-gen remasters

  • Spuzzell 08/08/2014

    @grassyknoll

    Suuuuuuuure it will be. The same way Killzone was.
    Reply -5
  • Dragon Quest 4 launches on mobile

  • Spuzzell 08/08/2014

    They somehow managed to make DQVIII mediocre on mobile, so I hold out little hope for this. Reply 0
  • Steam beta adds 'hide this game in my library' option

  • Spuzzell 08/08/2014

    Hooray! I was in the beta of that piss poor Painkiller update and it's refused to disappear from my games list. It's genuinely been nagging at me for like a year...

    oh god

    I'm such a twat
    Reply +1
  • Xbox One launch title Ryse: Son of Rome announced for PC

  • Spuzzell 07/08/2014

    @Suarez07

    I've been championing multicore over mhz for a long time, but so far higher speeds seem to beat more threads.. I'd expect that baby Pentium to need replacing in a couple of years, but it's ridiculously good for the money!
    Reply +2
  • Spuzzell 07/08/2014

    @OnlyJoeKing

    Who cares about price? If you can't afford a PC then settle for a console. I hear PS2s are REALLY cheap now, does that make them better than a PS4?

    I threw that build together in seconds, it actually took longer to find a image hosting site to upload my screengrab to. If anyone cared to spend half an hour they could substantially improve on it.

    It's far far easier and cheaper to build a gaming PC than you seem to think.

    And being me is ok, actually. I have good hair and ALLLLLL my own teeth.
    Reply +3
  • Spuzzell 07/08/2014

    @Suarez07

    Yeah, I would probably look to put in a 4GB 760 but I didn't have time to find a cheap one :-)
    Reply 0
  • Spuzzell 07/08/2014

    @INSERT-COIN

    Yeah I'm pretty excited actually ha! There's a bundle on the Nintendo store that comes with SUPER MARIO 3D WORLD, New Super Mario Bros. U, New Super Luigi U... and a hat.
    Reply +2
  • Spuzzell 07/08/2014

    @ziggy_played_guitar

    I am HOME with the downies.
    Reply -2
  • Spuzzell 07/08/2014

    @dogmanstaruk

    Good for you?

    No idea why you have sand in your vagina, but I hope you get better soon.

    (It's i7, by the way)
    Reply +1
  • Spuzzell 07/08/2014

    @Suarez07

    I'm not so sure about the big two, but I do want a Wii U.

    Both major consoles are baby PCs now, and I have an adult PC already.
    Reply +6
  • Spuzzell 07/08/2014

    @OnlyJoeKing

    Took me 5 mins



    Pick up a windows code from ebay and you're done.

    It even comes with two games.
    Reply +7
  • Spuzzell 07/08/2014

    @FromTheHalfWayLine

    (I'd probably just get a 500 bundle from Scan)
    Reply 0
  • Spuzzell 07/08/2014

    @Innocent_Bystander

    Sure, if you can't be bothered to faff about with wireless components then a console is legit.

    Saying that, I did have a media PC attached to my TV (until I got a smart TV which made the media PC superfluous) and a wireless keyboard and mouse happily sat in the remote tidy on the coffee table.. it really wasn't a problem for anyone.
    Reply -1
  • Spuzzell 07/08/2014

    @dogmanstaruk

    There's no point in either bollock if you have a decent PC.
    Reply -4
  • Spuzzell 07/08/2014

    @OnlyJoeKing

    A PC costs more to buy than a console, but so what?

    As I said, if you have a PC then a PS4/Xbone is unnecessary. If you can't afford or can't be bothered to game on a PC then a console is legit, but only then.

    And I could buy, build and be gaming on a PC for 500 that is far faster than either console in 24 hours.
    Reply -5
  • Spuzzell 07/08/2014

    @MTM2

    Negs are just as valid as upvotes, removing only one of the two means any discussion is crippled.

    If I make a point about Apple being happy to steal ideas and being granted absurd patents then I want to know how many people are idiots and neg me.

    Only seeing how many people agree is nice for my ego, but doesn't tell me anything.
    Reply +10
  • Spuzzell 07/08/2014

    @OnlyJoeKing

    Yeah, don't get too excited.

    There's no point in either console if you have a decent PC.
    Reply 0
  • Spuzzell 07/08/2014

    @Rogueywon

    I think I prefer seeing the actual numbers of people who agree or disagree with a post.

    Disqus got rid of the counter next to downvotes and only count upvotes now and it just feels pointless and sanitized, like Facebook.
    Reply +5
  • Spuzzell 07/08/2014

    Meh. Reply +1
  • Football Manager 2015 has November release date

  • Spuzzell 07/08/2014

    @MikkyX

    Pfffft. You're mad. MAD I tell you.
    Reply +2
  • Resident Evil 1 remastered for PS4, Xbox One, PC, PS3 and Xbox 360

  • Spuzzell 05/08/2014

    Meh. Reply -5
  • Five talking points from the Elite: Dangerous beta

  • Spuzzell 04/08/2014

    Again with the misunderstanding of the pricing!? For the love of GOD Christian, let the pricing thing go. It cost everyone the same! That's all they did!

    I don't know which of Elite or Star Citizen I want to play more, I feel like Elite is more Freespace and Star Citizen is more Freelancer.. and HOW do you choose between those two.

    I haven't backed either (because, Christian, I didn't feel strongly enough about playing early to PAY EXTRA FOR THE PRIVILEGE. Do you understand how that works yet? Are you taking notes?) but will certainly buy one of them.

    EDIT:

    And it's entirely BECAUSE the game was crowd funded that it has no compromises. People were asked to pay upfront to have a game with no compromises built. I feel like the whole concept has soared WAY over your head :/
    Reply +4
  • BioShock 1 announced for iPhone and iPad

  • Spuzzell 04/08/2014

    It's just Bioshock, the 1 is superfluous. Reply +4
  • Square Enix Humble Bundle contains Thief, Hitman, Lara

  • Spuzzell 23/07/2014

    I've now bought two humble bundles in two days. I've spent $40 (whatever that is in grown up money) and have received:

    Anachronox
    Battlestations: Midway
    Bioshock
    Bioshock 2
    Bioshock Infinite
    The Bureau: XCOM Declassified
    Daikatana (...)
    The Darkness II
    Deus Ex: Game Of The Year Edition
    Deus Ex: Invisible War
    Deus Ex: Human Revolution - Directors Cut
    Deus Ex: The Fall
    Hitman: Codename 47
    Hitman 2: Silent Assassin
    Hitman: Absolution
    Just Cause 2
    Kane & Lynch 2: Dog Days
    Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light
    Mini Ninjas
    Nosgoth
    Spec Ops: the Line
    Thief Gold
    X-COM: UFO Defense
    X-COM: Terror from the Deep
    X-COM: Apocalypse
    X-COM: Interceptor
    X-COM: Enforcer
    XCOM: Enemy Unknown

    I am STAGGERED. I gave more than I needed to because.. well just look what you get. Incredible.

    EDIT: $40 is 23.

    That's 82p per game.
    Reply +6
  • Hearthstone: Naxxramas walkthrough and strategy guide

  • Spuzzell 23/07/2014

    Anub'Rekhan on heroic is fucking me right off.

    If he uses his power every round (including the first round since he has so far always gone second when I've played him) then he's a BITCH.

    AND if its going well he always seems to have that Locust swarm bullshit TWICE to clear the board.

    Gah.

    On the other hand, I'm playing Hearthstone at work and so probably shouldn't complain too much.
    Reply +1
  • Super Castlevania 4 proved the best Dracula games don't have to be scary

  • Spuzzell 20/07/2014

    Why Super Castlevania was a step back Reply -14
  • Frontier's drive to make Elite: Dangerous on PC future proof

  • Spuzzell 17/07/2014

    @Uncompetative

    That might be the most jealously bitter post I've seen in 2014.

    Calm down, I'm sure your little console is lovely.
    Reply +26
  • If Star Citizen hits $50m its developers will create alien languages

  • Spuzzell 16/07/2014

    How much for them to release footage of Chris Roberts rolling around naked on a bed of money hysterically laughing? Reply +4
  • The best games of 2014 are actually from 2013 - and that's okay

  • Spuzzell 12/07/2014

    @Dantonir

    It really is that simple unfortunately.

    Games companies have a budget for new games each fiscal year and its finite.

    Spending money from that budget on a remake means that money is unavailable to spend on anything new.
    Reply 0
  • Spuzzell 12/07/2014

    @menage

    If you or anyone else are perfectly happy to play the same game every 12 months but with slightly better graphics then more power to you.

    I don't understand how that is satisfying myself, but then I don't understand Mrs. Browns Boys popularity either.

    It's not 'entitled' (a word I've seen appear a lot recently from people who don't understand it) to prefer new experiences to old ones.

    It's not 'entitled' to point out the dichotomy between people constantly complaining that all there is to play are sequels, and those same people being delighted with mere graphical upgrades of the exact same game they played on their previous console.

    I'm sure spending 6 months updating textures is more cost effective for publishers than spending 24 months making a whole new game.

    I'm equally sure that means far fewer new games.
    Reply +2
  • Spuzzell 12/07/2014

    Yeah great.

    The point is that companies investing their time on remaking existing games means they aren't investing their time on new ones.

    Remaking games I've already played so they are slightly shinier than they are already is not in any way exciting to me as a gamer.

    How starved of excitement are you that you actually get worked up over playing GTA5 again, 12 months later, exactly the same but with more pixels?

    Thank GOD for PC gaming, if this is the prevailing opinion on what console gamers want.

    You shouldn't be encouraging this. It's not even sequel after sequel being produced any more, something this site used to complain about loudly. Now instead of asking for new IP you're singing the praises of releasing the exact same fucking games, just made to look a bit shiner.

    This was a very depressing article to read.
    Reply -1
  • Video: The flattest performances by Hollywood actors in games

  • Spuzzell 10/07/2014

    Ok, but you get that you're just plain wrong about Blood Dragon though?

    The voice performance is perfect in that!

    You even had extracts from the Dean Evans and Micheal Biehn video which shows exactly how much fun they had and how well the character was understood.
    Reply +16
  • Fallout 3 speedrun sets new world record in under 24 minutes

  • Spuzzell 01/07/2014

    Oh my god.

    Every time I read an article on Fallout I get a desperate need to install it again.

    I DON'T HAVE TIME FOR THIS.
    Reply +7
  • Hearthstone Curse of Naxxramas expansion out in July

  • Spuzzell 27/06/2014

    Hey Wes, have you ever played Trump at Hearthstone? Reply +16
  • Editor's blog: I am sexist

  • Spuzzell 21/06/2014

    Ok, well.. its good that you've seen that for what it is.

    The comments thread here on the Hyrule Warriors screenshots recently was fairly appalling, I'd say it was beyond casual sexism and heading towards outright misogyny.

    If Tom Bramwell is TomFTW by any chance, your Damascan conversion hadn't happened yet.

    Anyway, I can't read all 900 posts here, so this post is probably completely redundant.. but this is a topic I do feel quite strongly about.

    The subject of sexism and the portrayal of women in games is totally separate to irrational feminism or annoying lesbian agendas or political correctness or any real world factors.

    It's not related to anything other than the fact that most games are still written for teenage virgin geek boys.

    Despite the fact that gamers have in the main moved away from that stereotype, game designers still pander to the concept that gamers are only comfortable with women when they're either ridiculously sexualised or helpless and needing rescuing. Or, ideally, both.

    I find it more and more embarrassing to play games where women are shown on screen that way. I don't want to be seen by the people I care about to be someone that thinks women are only acceptable if they're half naked or helpless, because being a person who thinks that way that is deeply... well, LAME.

    So, yeah. I salute the intent, Tom. It's pretty easy to not be a dick about women in games. Just don't be a dick about women in games.
    Reply -2
  • Destiny PS4 alpha extended for "dangerous experiments"

  • Spuzzell 16/06/2014

    @BobbyDeNiro

    Not really sure I feel much difference between using the triggers or squeezing a mouse button, neither remotely feels like the real thing, but as you say, personal preference.

    But I couldn't disagree more on analogue stick fps movement. Keys are far quicker and more accurate than a stick, plus of course you have basically infinite key combinations within reach around WASD rather than just a trigger and a bumper as with a pad.

    I prefer pads for lots of things, but it really isn't a discussion when it comes to whether pads or kb/m are better for FPSs, because one genuinely is far superior.
    Reply -6
  • Spuzzell 16/06/2014

    @maximusfarticus

    Yeah, people always say that, as if the fact you can easily use them while on a sofa magically makes pads more accurate at FPSs than kb/m.

    It doesn't.

    I use a 360 pad for a lot of games on my PC, I *LIKE* pads. But for FPS and anything menu driven, if you aren't using a mouse then you're crippling yourself.
    Reply -8
  • Spuzzell 16/06/2014

    @maximusfarticus

    Haaaa!

    No.
    Reply -1
  • Spuzzell 16/06/2014

    @Arsecake_Baker

    Pads blah console blah pc master race blah... don't get bogged down by tribalism.

    I don't think it's unfair to say that menu driven games and FPS games are categorically better when played with a mouse rather than a pad, and Destiny is a menu driven FPS game.

    It WOULD be better played with a keyboard/mouse.
    Reply -4
  • Sleeping Dogs HD spotted for PC, PS4 and Xbox One

  • Spuzzell 16/06/2014

    I only got around to playing this on PC last year.

    I think it cost me 12, but sure, I'll buy it again a few months later for 400% more.

    Thanks Square, this is so much better than you making new games.
    Reply +3
  • Weapons are never the solution in Alien Isolation

  • Spuzzell 10/06/2014

    @gallow

    3 minutes ago
    CaptainKid wrote:
    I remember guns in Aliens were quite effective.

    Yes, 10mm armour piercing exploding tip rounds in an 99 round magazine are very effective unlike a 6 shot revolver.

    Er. You do remember how well things ended for the gun toting soldiers? :-)
    Reply +6
  • Spuzzell 10/06/2014

    @Lunatic4ever

    Everyone is different, but I'm still deeply afraid of Giger's aliens.

    They scare me on a deep primeval level that is unmatched by anything else in cinema.

    Even Resurrection is memorably horrifying to me. When they swim. Noooope. Not ok.
    Reply +11
  • Mario Kart 8 getting Mercedes car DLC

  • Spuzzell 29/05/2014

    Finally someone has tapped the rich seam of Mercedes fans who also love Mario.

    I'm sure at the golf club and Mason lodges the middle aged chaps enjoy nothing more than breaking out their 3DSs and tearing up the track.
    Reply +23
  • Face-Off: Wolfenstein: The New Order

  • Spuzzell 26/05/2014

    @WorldScaper

    NO GRAPHICS CARD FANBOYING!

    On Eurogamer all the PC people gang up on the consolekiddies, not on each other.
    Reply +1