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  • Valve will no longer return items lost in Steam trade scams

  • Spuzzell 29/06/2015

    @Kremlik

    That's fine, but that's not what this is about.
    Reply -1
  • Spuzzell 29/06/2015

    @Kremlik

    All of the examples Steam have offered as so obviously scams that they will not reverse or refund involve item trades done through Steam.
    Reply +2
  • Spuzzell 29/06/2015

    @Hyetal

    They HAD to do refunds firstly due to consumer law, and also less so because everyone else was offering it already.. don't for a second think they wanted to.

    And we've had the whole paid mods fiasco, the lack of any customer service of any sort, the nasty fleecing in the recent Steam "sale"... and now this "fuck you for being tricked on our shop that we run, we already have your money", which would be unacceptable in any other business venture.

    It's all going wrong and it makes me sad.
    Reply +7
  • Spuzzell 29/06/2015

    Steam is definitely headed in the wrong direction, isn't it :-( Reply -18
  • See what Mario looks like in Unreal Engine 4

  • Spuzzell 29/06/2015

    I don't like it :/ Reply 0
  • Apple reinstates removed Civil War game with the Confederate flag

  • Spuzzell 27/06/2015

    I really dislike the asshattery douchebag tryhard stench that rolls off everything Apple. Reply -1
  • Warner suspends Batman: Arkham Knight PC sales

  • Spuzzell 25/06/2015

    @grassyknoll

    Nintendo make a lot of money when the yen is weak, and don't make any money at all when the yen is strong.

    That's because the VAST majority of their business is done outside of Japan.

    Ask them, they'll happily tell you.
    Reply -1
  • Spuzzell 25/06/2015

    @Sicho

    Japan is irrelevant in terms of global sales. Even Sony and Nintendo see it as a low priority sales region.
    Reply +1
  • Spuzzell 25/06/2015

    @waffle

    It doesn't really matter. China and India are a third of the worlds population, and they play almost exclusively on PC.

    They are where the money will be in gaming, and they don't care about consoles at all.
    Reply +3
  • Spuzzell 25/06/2015

    @waffle

    Everything is moving towards PC. If there are two more generations of consoles after this one I will be VERY surprised.

    PC gaming already earns more for publishers than console gaming, China and India are all about PC... it's all only going one way.
    Reply +2
  • Spuzzell 25/06/2015

    @GreyBeard

    I assume you're trying to sound wise and far sighted.

    That's not how you're sounding.

    There is no big picture here, there is simply a defective product that is being recalled.
    Reply +15
  • PlayStation "new home of Call of Duty", Black Ops 3 DLC headed to PS4 first

  • Spuzzell 22/06/2015

    A whole month? Is that short a platform exclusivity period even worth spending money on?

    CoD hasn't been interesting to me for a LONG time regardless, so meh all over the place here.

    (PC gamer, couldn't give a tiny rats ass about console wars)
    Reply +3
  • Xbox One weekly Japan sales hit new all-time low

  • Spuzzell 22/06/2015

    @Snake_2011

    How do you get so many grammatical and spelling errors into so few words?
    Reply +8
  • PS3 Last Guardian trailer was "specced up" for the occasion

  • Spuzzell 17/06/2015

    @ubergine

    ZING :-)
    Reply +1
  • Kickstarter campaign launches for Shenmue 3

  • Spuzzell 16/06/2015

    Didn't the first two cost $70,000,000 each? Reply +1
  • Bloodstained is the most funded video game ever on Kickstarter

  • Spuzzell 11/06/2015

    @HunterSeeker

    I have not.

    I have, however, heard of almost every Japanese game I've ever played on my PC, which have almost all run like absolute dogs, if they've worked at all.


    Am I ever going to pre-order/kickstarter a Japanese developed PC game again?

    No.

    Nooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo.

    Nope.
    Reply -10
  • Spuzzell 11/06/2015

    Things I believe will run more smoothly than a Japanese produced PC game:


    A sandpaper vibrator

    A washing machine on a spin cycle filled with bricks

    Heather Mills
    Reply +14
  • Steam Summer Sale is a go

  • Spuzzell 11/06/2015

    Pretty poor so far. GTA5 increased in price to $80 just before the sale and then "reduced" is fairly typical.

    GOG and Humble Bundle have kicked Steams ass for 18 months now on price.
    Reply +11
  • You can now play Threes! Free on iOS, Android

  • Spuzzell 11/06/2015

    Or get it advert free and, er, free on Windows Phone.

    Get a Windows Phone too.

    They're ace.
    Reply +2
  • Hearthstone's new Tavern Brawl mode messes with the rules

  • Spuzzell 10/06/2015

    @AlexHadz

    I haven't played for a while, but unless its changed you can craft any card you like if you have the gold, which is earned for free just for playing.
    Reply 0
  • XCOM 2 likely won't launch with gamepad support

  • Spuzzell 06/06/2015

    The UI will REALLY benefit from not having to cater to consoles.

    They did a pretty nice job with kb/mouse controls, but again, not having to cater for ham fisted pad schemes can only help.

    (And the Steam controller is - according to every single hands-on I've read - only a bit better than a console pad)
    Reply -13
  • PlayStation Store reveals Uncharted: The Nathan Drake Collection

  • Spuzzell 04/06/2015

    @riceNpea

    Nope, genuinely raging at the sheeplike fawning being poured onto every single re-release, which is just encouraging games companies to stop trying new things and keep reheating and re-selling the same tired leftovers to morons.
    Reply -2
  • Spuzzell 04/06/2015

    ANOTHER remake of last gen titles.

    THIS IS SO MUCH BETTER THAN NEW GAMES.

    THANK GOD FOR NEXT GEN
    Reply -9
  • GOG Summer Sale 2015 kicks off with Witcher 3 discount

  • Spuzzell 03/06/2015

    @Hellotherenow

    Wierdo.
    Reply +14
  • Windows 10 launches in July

  • Spuzzell 01/06/2015

    @bad09

    Yep. You're basically the reason Windows 10 is free for a year.

    Good job, man :-)
    Reply 0
  • Spuzzell 01/06/2015

    @jamyskis1981

    Mobile integration. People DO buy apps on phones, and Windows 10 makes also owning a Windows Phone a HIGHLY tempting proposition.

    Tie that together with the insane discounts currently available on Windows tablets and the plan comes into focus.
    Reply +6
  • Spuzzell 01/06/2015

    @bad09

    It's really simple, MS don't ever want to have a situation like XP ever again. They had to spend BILLIONS supporting and upgrading XP for years longer than they planned and do all kinds of messy compatibility crap with every new OS they made simply because so many offices and end users couldn't be bothered to move away from XP for a decade.

    MS could see the exact same thing happening with Windows 7, so to try and prevent that... this!

    They also know that mobile computing is the future and Windows 10 ties amazingly well to Windows Phone. It's absolutely in MS interests to unfracture the desktop market with free Windows 10.

    And as a Windows Phone user I am actually really excited, it works SO WELL OMG :-)
    Reply +4
  • Spuzzell 01/06/2015

    @bratsampson

    DX12, my man. That's why you want this.
    Reply 0
  • Nvidia GeForce GTX 980 Ti review

  • Spuzzell 01/06/2015

    That's a HELL of a card.

    I've previously switched teams from AMD or Nvidia with every upgrade, without fail.

    It's not been deliberate, but each time I come to upgrade it seems that the best card choice to upgrade to is made by the other company.

    It's happened every time for 6 upgrade cycles, and is CLEARLY unavoidable fate.

    My current card is a 970... so I'm waiting to see what AMD have in store for us with keen interest.
    Reply +2
  • We need to talk about emulation

  • Spuzzell 31/05/2015

    @Faramis

    It's chicken and egg though. Since emulation is so widespread and available for free, anyone who set up a business that charges for the same service would be in real difficulty, which is why so few people have even tried to offer that service.

    GOG have shown that gamers will pay for curated historical games though.
    Reply +2
  • 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 +3
  • 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 +2
  • 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 -2
  • 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