Spuzzell Comments

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  • Super-sized Mega Yarn Yoshi Amiibo revealed, but it's not cheap

  • Spuzzell 24/08/2015

    @A_FAN

    Not if you smoke them.
    Reply +2
  • Chinese console crowdfunding project manages to rip off PS4 and Xbox One

  • Spuzzell 17/08/2015

    The real story here is the amazing invisible controller the guy on the right has. Reply +4
  • Capcom announces Resident Evil 2 remake via T-shirt

  • Spuzzell 12/08/2015

    @jamyskis1981

    ALL of those games should be left the hell alone, none more so than FFVII, the one that has been shouted for more than any other.

    It's going to be a disaster because Square have absolutely gone to hell, and Capcom aren't far behind.

    Games companies now can't make the same style of games they did 15 years ago. Almost all the people who worked on those games are now senior management or retired.. they have LITERALLY forgotten how they did it.

    The young, next generation people who should be making their own new games and new series striking out in new directions are the ones now forced into trying to make 20 year old titles feel modern and new... while also being the 20 year old game that you people keep saying you want to buy all over again.

    That's both an impossible to achieve dichotomy, and awful for the industry going forwards... unless the window-lickers will be happy to play a remade RE then RE2, then RE3, then RE4 over 5 years, then on the next gen of consoles start alllllll over again at RE, for the rest of time.

    Fuck everything about this. I'm just glad we have the PC, where shit like this is done by modders as a hobby, leaving game designers to actually design new games.
    Reply -5
  • Spuzzell 12/08/2015

    Genuinely do not understand the excitement over re-makes.

    If you seriously loved it first time around, you'll already remember most of it as better than a re-make will actually be.

    If you didn't love it first time around.. then you'd have more fun playing just about anything else from the last 10 years.

    This title is an old, now incredibly familiar, genre cliche. Through no fault of its own, but that is now what it is.

    Games have moved on in two decades.. for God's sake gamers, do the same.
    Reply -31
  • Jordan Henderson is on the cover of FIFA 16

  • Spuzzell 10/07/2015

    @LSi01

    "Were".

    You "WERE" the most successful. There are Scouse grandparents that weren't even born the last time Liverpool won the league.

    And, I have worse news. That WAS the last time you'll win the league.

    You're a provincial club forever looking backwards, shamed by the behavior of your fans and held in contempt by the rest of the world.

    You're Nottingham Forrest, except their fans aren't fucking twats and people like them.
    Reply -2
  • Spuzzell 10/07/2015

    @romelpotter

    It's a joking article about a joke of a poll about a joke of a club being so insecure they had to rig a vote to get their joke of a captain on a game cover.
    Reply +16
  • Spuzzell 10/07/2015

    @riceNpea

    Chelsea fans are the second worst.

    Liverpool fans are the absolute fucking pits. God they're awful.
    Reply +7
  • Former Valve economist Yanis Varoufakis quits as finance minister of Greece

  • Spuzzell 07/07/2015

    @jamyskis1981

    Sorry, I phrased that badly.

    I did not mean to insinuate all socialists were looneys, I meant to refer specifically to the many incredibly vocal loony socialists on Twitter (Russell Brand for example) that appeal to people who have no understanding of the actual issues.


    I'm ideologically neutral, except that I believe that fiscal responsibility is paramount.


    That tends to rule out a lot of the socialist dogma for me as it's so clearly unsustainable, but I'm not committed to any party.
    Reply 0
  • Spuzzell 06/07/2015

    @ansionnach

    Great post.
    Reply +2
  • Spuzzell 06/07/2015

    @flippet

    You don't seem to understand, this is not a political issue.

    At all.

    The ECB and EMF don't give the tiniest of shits what newspapers or the Greek public or lefty loons on Twitter think. And they are the 'GOOD' banks, who aren't, in theory, entirely profit centered.

    Economics and politics don't mix, (another reason why the euro was always shaky) because there just isn't anything ideological about numbers.

    "minus a billion a week" is the same number on a bank statement regardless of how swayed you personally are by Greek bluster, or where on the political spectrum the ruling party is.
    Reply -1
  • Spuzzell 06/07/2015

    @Achtung_Englander

    I'm pro-Europe, but that is a fairly surgical dissection of why the single currency in its current form was always absolutely toxic in my eyes.

    A United States of Europe was the only way that seemed logical to me, and I just don't think anyone is ready to give up that amount of nation state control.

    For DAMN sure the Germans wouldn't.
    Reply +6
  • Spuzzell 06/07/2015

    @flippet

    Actually, the question was whether to say yes or no to a proposal from the ECB... that had already expired and been clearly and plainly taken off the table.

    Even if the Greeks had said "Yes!" it wouldn't have mattered, the offer had expired. The Greek government had already burnt all their bridges.

    The referendum was pure, pointless theater with no basis in reality.. much the same as all Greek economic policy since the second world war.
    Reply -6
  • Spuzzell 06/07/2015

    @geokiren

    I have nothing but sympathy for the situation the Greek people are in.

    But the problem is one of your own making. Your society wants to support a system of public spending you cannot, and have never been able to, afford.

    Borrowing more and more money to sustain it has come back to bite you in the ass, the same way it does to ANYONE piling debt upon debt to service debt.

    You cannot afford to pay for the things you've been paying for, but you don't want to stop paying for them.. and you aren't prepared to raise the money from your population.
    Reply -7
  • Spuzzell 06/07/2015

    @AlexHadz

    Or possibly because anyone interested in economics and this crisis has already read that article.

    Which article contradicts absolutely nothing I've said, in any way.
    Reply -2
  • Spuzzell 06/07/2015

    @tennocyte

    That's bullshit. Greece was never economically strong enough to be in the euro, but they flat out lied about their economy, the same way they have lied about their plans to start living within their means in every single negotiation in this sad and sorry saga.

    If Greece was NOT in the euro, the absurdly generous lending would never ever have happened.

    Both Ireland and Portugal were in the same situation, took the bailout and stuck to the agreed terms, and are now once again healthy and growing.

    Greece took the money, lied again about living within its means, took more money, lied again, took more money, and now here we are.

    The fact that unless we (Europe) forget most of the billions already poured into Greece or we have no prospect of ever having a sustainable Greece doesn't make Europe the bad guy.
    Reply +7
  • Spuzzell 06/07/2015

    @geokiren

    I'm not an economist, but claiming democracy doesn't mean ANYTHING here.

    If my bank asked all of its customers if they wanted to pay back their mortgages, we'd all vote no too.

    And then we'd lose our houses, and eventually if we carried on voting no our bank accounts, our cars, our savings and our ability to buy food.

    Which is what will happen to Greece... unless the rest of Europe once again pays your debts for you.

    It's impossible to pay back what you have already borrowed, and yet you still need more.

    The problem is not the people that have lent you billion upon billion.

    The problem is that you are spending money you don't have, and you have been for decades.
    Reply +4
  • Spuzzell 06/07/2015

    I liked his economic thinking.

    "Woah, shit. No way we can pay this back. So lets not! Ahahahahahahaaa, fuck you Germany!"
    Reply -6
  • Bungie hired Tobias from Arrested Development to write jokes for Destiny's script

  • Spuzzell 03/07/2015

    I never nude that. Reply +37
  • Tales of Symphonia HD coming to PC next year

  • Spuzzell 02/07/2015

    @duerer

    What.. I mean, what the hell are you.. so many stupid things..
    Reply 0
  • Spuzzell 02/07/2015

    @duerer

    What the hell are you even talking about?
    Reply 0
  • Spuzzell 02/07/2015

    @StingingVelvet

    Valkyria Chronicles on PC is excellent, I highly recommend it.

    It's a lot closer to XCOM than Tales Of in gameplay terms.
    Reply 0
  • These are the sorts of questions Nintendo gets asked by shareholders

  • Spuzzell 02/07/2015

    @tennocyte

    True. I once persuaded 10 people to work an extra 15 hours in a month (unpaid) for the price of 24 Krispy Kreme doughnuts a day.

    They still talk about it positively now, almost 2 years later.
    Reply +14
  • Star Wars Battlefront alpha leaked, mined for information

  • Spuzzell 02/07/2015

    Is that Ackbar?

    Why would an Admiral be doing admin for a trooper on the ground?

    Shit like that irritates me a lot.

    (I might have a problem.)
    Reply +2
  • 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 +3
  • 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 +6
  • Spuzzell 29/06/2015

    Steam is definitely headed in the wrong direction, isn't it :-( Reply -19
  • See what Mario looks like in Unreal Engine 4

  • Spuzzell 29/06/2015

    I don't like it :/ Reply +2
  • 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 0
  • 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 -14
  • 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