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  • Mario Kart 8 getting Zelda and Animal Crossing DLC

  • TPoppaPuff 27/08/2014

    @Amaducias I stand corrected. Or more accurately, info has been updated. I was actually coming back here to post that Gamespot is reporting that it's $12.99 for both. Looks like they were misinformed too.

    Anyways, it could be $35 and I'd still buy it.
    Reply +5
  • TPoppaPuff 27/08/2014

    @DrJiggles EDIT: Eurogamer should update this article. It is $7.99 each and $11.99 for both total. Reply -1
  • TPoppaPuff 27/08/2014

    I don't care what it costs. Here, Nintendo. Just take it!
    Reply +21
  • You can't trade items with other players in Destiny

  • TPoppaPuff 26/08/2014

    @OmegaNemesis28 lol OK. How many of those super popular Twitch broadcasts are random people sitting at their desk talking to they audience about what they did in Destiny? How many of them are streams of gameplay? See the difference? And don't even pretend shoutcasting is the same thing as what I described either.

    Yes, without question Twitch and livestreaming video games are quite popular. That is not the same as this "huddle round the campfire and let me tell you about my level twenty sniper rifle" nonsense Bungie is claiming. It's a terrible, silly excuse made up after the fact that sharing wouldn't be in the game.
    Reply +1
  • TPoppaPuff 26/08/2014

    "As for swapping irons in the Tower? Nope. We want you to earn 'em,"
    Well that's either artificially padding out the gametime or they just didn't the feature built into the game in time. Ignore the PR spin.

    You should be able to tell a badass story for every sweet jewel in your arsenal.
    Nobody wants to hear other people's ****ing video game stories. On levels of interest, listening to a "badass story" in Destiny falls somewhere between listening to someone's badass dream they had and a badass casserole recipe.
    Reply +2
  • Destiny's Ghost takes the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

  • TPoppaPuff 26/08/2014

    @AgentDaleCooper Because the reelection of Barack Obama, arguably literally the worst president ever, wasn't enough? Bernie Madoff, WorldCom, Enron wasn't enough? Bill Clinton's "It depends on what the meaning of the words 'is' is." wasn't enough? Any hope for humanity died a long time ago. We're just riding the wave to our inevitable end. Reply -8
  • PlayStation Network returns online following DDOS attack

  • TPoppaPuff 25/08/2014

    Both acts of terrorism were pretty shitty. Hopefully justice will be served either by government or some other means. Reply +3
  • Amazon acquires Twitch for $970 million

  • TPoppaPuff 25/08/2014

    I'm not happy about this news, but I'm happier than I would be if it was Google. It prevents the monopoly on videos Google/Youtube would otherwise have. With that said it's time to move on from Twitch. Its music recognition software blocking 30 minute chunks of sound is insane and they clearly don't care about us anymore as they've yanked all archives. They couldn't renew an archived video if it had viewers every some odd days? Lame. Reply +3
  • How to cheaply upgrade your PS4 to 2TB

  • TPoppaPuff 24/08/2014

    They keep doing these "tests" but I really think the hybrid tests aren't getting their due. Each has their own tastes, but personally I only play one or two games at a time. When they run these tests they are only doing each load once maybe twice. I would love to see the load times on these games after 20 loads where data actually has a chance to be stored on the SSD portion of the hybrid drives. Reply 0
  • Bungie on the Destiny level cap, raids and game size

  • TPoppaPuff 22/08/2014

    It's disheartening to hear them talk about raids. They by own admission spent a lot of time on them but there's no matchmaking so getting six people together and replacing someone if they get disconnected is impossible meaning 1% of the population will ever even get to participate in a raid.

    They say it's their biggest game to date, but for the 99% of us, a fifth of the content of the game may as well not exist since we're unable to play it.
    Reply +3
  • Video: Killing Floor 2 gives you guns animated at 200fps

  • TPoppaPuff 22/08/2014

    @AgentPothead I like to think these people think animating 240fps guns means they're doing each frame by hand like old animation like the first Disney cartoons. Reply +2
  • A couple of goldfish are playing Street Fighter 2 on Twitch

  • TPoppaPuff 20/08/2014

    I never thought technology was the downfall of society until I saw this. Reply +1
  • Bungie ordered to return shares to composer Marty O'Donnell

  • TPoppaPuff 20/08/2014

    Good for him. To fire someone then claim they left voluntarily is incredibly asinine.

    @TheLastProphet Bungie is a very large, independent studio. Marty might have never met with a single Activision rep this entire time. The decision to fire O'Donnell was solely by Bungie by any discernible measure.
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  • Xbox boss Phil Spencer makes case for Tomb Raider exclusivity deal

  • TPoppaPuff 19/08/2014

    @OptimumSlinky That's because Microsoft, aka the company he runs (games-division-wise), put those stipulations in there. Don't make shady contracts. Further, Square Enix would be more than happy to announce the length of the deal as it would only have positive effects for them in both sales and reputation. Reply +2
  • TPoppaPuff 18/08/2014

    Aside from initially being dishonest about the exclusivity vs time exclusivity, the only things that frustrates me is him withholding the length of the deal. Does that mean the game would be announced and released on PS4 that day the deal is up? Of course not, but it is basically hiding information from the consumer from making a well informed purchase. If the game was actually exclusive or I knew how substantial the wait for the game was, I would probably say I can't wait that long and would just buy it for Xbox One. Since they decided to withhold information, I don't trust them and must assume the PS4 version will be better so I'll end up renting it when it's released on Xbox One and then purchasing it for PS4.

    Sorry Microsoft, but your withholding information ensures you will not be getting a sale from me.
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  • Resident Evil 1 remastered for PS4, Xbox One, PC, PS3 and Xbox 360

  • TPoppaPuff 18/08/2014

    I'm not saying they have to look new generation or anything, but they could have updated Chris and Jill with better looking models. Even if they weren't as good as RE5 or 6, they still could have improved over 2002 character models. Reply +1
  • RollerCoaster Tycoon World headed to PC in early 2015, first teaser shown

  • TPoppaPuff 15/08/2014

    I heard it was being published by EA so it would have an always online DRM and you can only build three rides per amusement park, but it's OK because you just have to run five other micro-parks anyway. Reply 0
  • PlayStation 4's Share Play feature limited to 60-minute sessions

  • TPoppaPuff 15/08/2014

    It makes sense from Sony's side. Essentially it prevents people from just setting it up to let someone play an entire game while somebody else isn't even home and the like, which was never the intent of the service. It's Share Play not Remote Play. That's what PS Now is for. This prevents a bunch of abuse. Plus it stops someone from just letting everything run idle and eating up bandwidth for no reason. People complain about PSN speeds as it is now; imagine if you added an untold number of idle players eating up endless streaming stress on the network as well. Reply -1
  • Microsoft confirms Rise of the Tomb Raider Xbox exclusivity deal "has a duration"

  • TPoppaPuff 15/08/2014

    @Episode13 Your post doesn't make any sense. If it's about the gameplay then it does indeed matter which console is the best for each individual game. The best match will yield the best gameplay. That's basic logic. I'm hating on Phil because he made dumb, coy comments like he was a bully teasing others; basically trolling rather than acting with respect for the consumer. That's not hate directed at the Xbox. I didn't spend $500 on a console and Kinect just to hate on it; I could have done that without purchasing it. Sites like Eurogamer tell me which port is superior so I don't have to guess. That option for this game has been taken away from me. Now instead I have to wait for a still unknown period of time and try to use the internet while avoiding spoilers for the game. I have better luck crossing the Korean DMZ.

    It seems awful clear to me now that I have been wasting my time with a fanboy. You are someone who for petty reasons can't stand objectivity and believes despite 97% of the consoles being the same that somehow one is perfect and the other is complete garbage.

    I care not. Go play your vastly superior console! Many thanks ^___^
    Which one is vastly superior? I have and love them all. ^___^
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  • TPoppaPuff 15/08/2014

    @matthewbryant If it makes it any better, I'm hating on Phil right now too. :-P

    I understand people having their backs into a corner, but I must say that if you're the head of a multibillion dollar division of the biggest or close to biggest companies in the world and you make yourself a major public figure; one of the maybe three faces of your company, you have to have a lot more resolve than that. The last thing you should do is mock your consumer base, especially if you disagree with the decisions the rest of your division has made. Maybe though at this point he simply didn't care? A mere few weeks later he was gone for Zynga, so maybe he just didn't a rat's ass at that point; those deals to move to become heads of companies and divisions are done months in advance. I don't blame MS for letting him take the brunt of the blame. He made the worst headlines. He certainly didn't do MS any favors.

    He had one foot already out the door and they let the door hit him on the way out.
    Reply +1
  • TPoppaPuff 15/08/2014

    @matthewbryant Regarding Don Mattrick, it must be pointed out that nobody forced him to say things like, "Fortunately we have a product for people who aren't able to get some form of connectivity, it's called Xbox 360." Reply -1
  • TPoppaPuff 15/08/2014

    @A_FAN It's not that it's a video game; it's the way he is acting and saying. Just say no comment. Whatever you do, you shouldn't tease and be a general asshat with what I'm sure he thinks are "clever" answers.

    "have you hit many people for trivial things?"

    Not nearly enough.
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  • TPoppaPuff 15/08/2014

    @Episode13 lol, hardly. I never mentioned or complained or compared Wolfenstein, nor did I call it stupid and blinkered(?). Also, practically the same is not the same. And to make that point even further, we have games such as Call of Duty, Battlefield 4, and TOMB RAIDER DE (the very franchise in question) to prove that even though they're "practically the same" there can be a clear superiority over the other and as someone who has the option I obviously want the superior version. If the superior version is on Xbone then so be it. The likelihood about that though is slim to nil. So now I have to wait for an indeterminate amount of time because Phil Spencer is withholding information. Wanting the best console version does not make me a fanboy, it makes me logical.

    Yes, in total the Xbox One has actually been doing quite well. As a matter of fact it must be considered the most underrated system in console history as perception is that it is failing hard when in reality it still one of the fastest selling consoles in history. Further, I don't hold it against MS for buying out timed exclusivity. I do however hold it against Phil Spencer for being a coy douche and not answering the damn question.
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  • TPoppaPuff 14/08/2014

    @Episode13 I was disappointed when they announced it was Xbone exclusive, but I accepted it as necessary and hopefully making it exclusive would let them build the game directly around Xbox and its design, strengthening the game as a whole. Then they announced it was timed exclusive and that's what made me upset. I want the best version possible and I'm willing to bet the PS4 version will run superior to the X1 version. Fine, whatever, I'll just rent it on Xbone when it's released and buy it on PS4 when that copy is released. So when will that be? And that's where I got infuriated. Because no matter what he claims, that jackass Phil Spencer knows exactly how long that timed exclusivity is, or could easily find out if he cared about video games. To say he can't find out is asinine and only goes to antagonize people such as myself by saying "Hey, I don't own it." And then when asked specifically how long that deal is for he say, "No. It's not because I'm trying to be a headfake on anybody..." LIAR! That is exactly what he is doing. He is toying with people because Phil Spencer is a God-forsaken troll who gets off on withholding from others.

    I'd like to point out that I own all the consoles so it's not like I have some allegiance or anything. I just want the best version.

    If Kaz Hirai or Mark Cerny was pulling this coy shit I'd hate them too. Phil Spencer is being a douche and I would like to clock him in the face. I find that reasonable when somebody is being an antagonistic asshole.

    I'm sure the fanboys will downvote me for being objective.
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  • PS4's system update to v2.00 will introduce Share Play

  • TPoppaPuff 12/08/2014

    @AgentDaleCooper What's broken about it? I know an error can popup when trying to stream to Twitch, but adjusting the network settings fixes that issue pretty easily. Are there other issues? Reply +11
  • TPoppaPuff 12/08/2014

    Sounds pretty nifty. The UK will probably benefit most from this feature considering close proximity and bandwidth compared to US counterparts. This is also arguably a good test bed for people to try PSNow to some extent. Reply +2
  • Rise of the Tomb Raider exclusive to Xbox One

  • TPoppaPuff 12/08/2014

    My guess is Squeenix just doesn't have the funds to release this game on their own because it might have money caught up in too many other games. Either that or Microsoft invested an irresponsible amount of money to get this game exclusive. Actually, it's probably a bit of both. Reply +6
  • TPoppaPuff 12/08/2014

    Kinda disappointed as more people will miss out on the followup to the spectacular and criminally underrated TR 2013. I was looking forward to the Nixxes port as their work on both PS4-DE and PS3-2013 ports are phenomenal (PS3 port even slightly outperforming the 360 version, the lead platform). Hopefully this will give CD a chance to really optimize the hell out of the game and make it even better. I can't wait! Reply 0
  • Ninja Theory unveils Hellblade

  • TPoppaPuff 12/08/2014

    @bestuardo Agreed. It's very pretty. Ninja Theory games definitely have a visual flavor to them that comes through in this trailer. Reply +9
  • TPoppaPuff 12/08/2014

    "An Independent Game"

    I'm sorry Ninja Theory, but you've released three AAA titles to date. You're not an "indie studio." :-P
    Reply -17
  • Performance Analysis: Titanfall revisited

  • TPoppaPuff 08/08/2014

    Titanfall 2 would probably be best served by using the frostbite engine on the cheap from ea. Let DICE handle the technical hurdles tf1 constantly fell victim to and focus on the design. Frostbite should be much optimized by then and Respawn can focus on delivering $60 worth of content. Reply 0
  • Steam and Early Access: To curate or not curate?

  • TPoppaPuff 07/08/2014

    Valve shouldn't suddenly take total control again like they had before but they should be more sensible about how their store works. Early access games should not appear anywhere else except an early access tab. Featured games and new releases should be kept to finished games. Early access games like the article said should have different stages as dictated by the community. Every month after closing th game just have a survey box ask what stage of development it's in. Is it near final? Beta? Early alpha? Things will sort themselves out because that will put a credible system that can sort itself out. The current front page is pure chaos to the point it's not worth even trying. These changes would go a long way to keeping developers and customers happier. Reply +1
  • Mario Kart 8 gets three Mercedes-Benz cars as free DLC this month

  • TPoppaPuff 07/08/2014

    These are some nice changes, but I'd still like some real DLC. I would love new or old tracks for download. I would gladly pay $10-12 per cup. $3 a track seems like a fair price even if you couldn't play them in matchmaking. Reply 0
  • Strong PS4 sales help Sony to profit

  • TPoppaPuff 31/07/2014

    @blarty Watch yourself. I said I didn't think this made for a good Spiderman movie:

    And got downvoted to oblivion. Apparently people will defend emo-Peter Parker to the death. They truly believe Spiderman 3 is a great movie.
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  • Deep Silver parent company buys Homefront from Crytek

  • TPoppaPuff 30/07/2014

    @harryisme A Timesplitters/Saint's Row crossover!?!

    That would be AMAZING!
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  • TPoppaPuff 30/07/2014

    @realworld666 Which is asinine, because I'd much rather see a new Timesplitters than the inevitable Crysis 4. Even if it was by the Crysis team instead of the ex Free Radical team, it would still have to be more interesting than another Crysis. It's not even like Crysis is all that popular that they have to keep making them. Across like at least four (1,2,3& Warhead) games the total sold is like 5 million or something combined. Reply 0
  • Borderlands PC multiplayer to be returned online via Steam

  • TPoppaPuff 29/07/2014

    Oh thank God. I thought we were going to lose all those pre-2009 memes forever. :-P Reply 0
  • Face-Off: The Last of Us Remastered

  • TPoppaPuff 29/07/2014

    @PeteDeeUK I agree that for those that already bought the game there should be some sort of upgrade discount, but I don't see any problem at all with them charging $10 less than the norm to new players. It's a GotY edition on a new console that does tangibly play better than the original (at least in terms of the MP, where 60fps is a drastic upgrade over 30fps). It's not like it's a two or three year old game. The game's only 13 months old.

    I think the problem is that we've all just turned to the mindset that three months after the game's release it's only worth $20 instead of full price. Imagine if that same mindset was toward everything else out there: movies would be a couple dollars for a new Blu Ray, new iPhone 5S's starting at $59.99, never driven off the lot 2014 Jaguars starting at $22,000. If the game industry is indeed dying, I think it probably has more to do with gamers not valuing anything other than than what is released right now.
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  • Next-gen before their time

  • TPoppaPuff 28/07/2014

    @frazzl In the case of Tomb Raider the devs were two port houses; neither studio is in position to make new games. Crystal Dynamics have been working on nothing but Rise of The Tomb Raider (worst name ever?) since TR 2013's release. TLoU PS4's development has been widely known to be quite brisk and used as a learning tool for Naughty Dog.

    Frankly, we should have seen more ports at launch. Far Cry 3 seemed like a great candidate as it was a technical marvel on PC that was largely well received but was hampered by last gen consoles. PS4 owners desperate for more content would have helped Beyond: Two Souls small sales numbers. Saint's Row 4 was the right amount of absurdity but barely ran on 360/PS4; throw that together with SR3 on next gen platforms and you have an instant classic pickup. I know I can't be the only one who would have gladly traded the port of CoD: Ghosts in favor of an up-rezzed port of CoD4, warts and all. Crysis trilogy would have been a shoe-in and probably the biggest audience the Crysis series would've ever had.
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  • Arya Stark actress in talks to star in The Last of Us movie

  • TPoppaPuff 26/07/2014

    @masseffectman No, but the rest didn't fare much better. Emo Peter Parker lasted a hell of a lot longer than just two minutes. And the story was largely incoherent and retconned his origin story they told just two movies ago. It's a mess. The suits may have wanted Venom, but there's a million better ways to incorporate the character than what they filmed nor does it explain the rest of the film.

    But hey, clearly there are fans of that movie judging by the response. If Spiderman 3 is what floats your boat, then I'll just have to acknowledge my ignorance of where that fandom comes from. I'll just have to lump it in with the popularity of Two and a Half Men as things I just don't 'get.'
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  • TPoppaPuff 26/07/2014

    @tinyspark Well that 'fuck you' to the studio also cost everyone in the audience $12 a piece to see the movie, so really that 'fuck you' was aimed at the audience as well. Thanks, Raimi; you proved your point at the paying viewers expense, and the suits only care about money not quality and Spiderman 3 is still the highest grossing Spiderman movie at the box office so really he just screwed over the audience and didn't hurt the suits one bit. What a classy move. Reply -10
  • TPoppaPuff 25/07/2014

    I was super excited until I saw Sam Raimi's name mentioned in a non-Evil Dead capacity. You know, the guy who said 'this is what people want to see in a Spiderman movie':



    EDIT: Even more depressing is that as of this writing, 2 people downvoted/think emo-Peter Parker dancing makes a good Spiderman movie.
    Reply -12
  • Valve adds thumbstick to latest Steam controller prototype

  • TPoppaPuff 26/07/2014

    @subtlesnake Well if you grab the controller I'm sure you'll find it. Reply 0
  • TPoppaPuff 25/07/2014

    @mega-gazz and yet, the more and more Valve is working on their controller, the more and more it's looking like a console controller. There's no touch screen and the button layout and control stick changes are all just reverting back to what traditional controllers already are. Two touchpads alone does not make a revolutionary controller. Hell, a PS4 controller already has a touchpad, is available now, and has more buttons for mapping in complicated PC games. If that thing gets fully-featured software support it already beat the Steam controller to its own niche market it suddenly tried to create.

    Also, your first paragraph has little value because the only games that qualify under that criteria are games that don't work with controllers to begin with. By very definition if the game works on controller its automatically ineligible. How far back are we considering "not suitable for a controller?" What's considered? People said you couldn't play first person shooters with controllers and despite the still stammered protestations of some PC zealots, console FPS is the best selling genre out there for non-F2P games. Would you count FPSes in that category? What about the others that "couldn't" be done? Many people preferred Xcom on controller as well, a game undeniably rooted in hardcore kbm gaming. Civilization Revolution was beloved on consoles (though admittedly was far stripped down of what Civ 4 or 5 was), also proved that strategy games are certainly playable on consoles. Minecraft? Somehow amazingly popular and plenty playable on Xbox 360. It just comes down to the developers. Most any other genre? Just fine on a controller. The only games that don't work well on a controller are games specifically designed not to work on a controller. WoW, Starcraft 2 and your-flavor-of-moba are like the only holdouts left, and they're all far far far less than ideal on the Steam controller too.
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  • TPoppaPuff 25/07/2014

    @gold163 I didn't know you were talking about Quake era strafe-jumping. I haven't seen that in forever. I thought you just meant the act of using a controller. In either event, if you're playing one of those old games that requires strafe-jumping, you shouldn't be playing on ANY controller, be it an xbox or a valve controller. There is no substitute for those games because even if you could strafe-jump, you don't have the accuracy to compete on a controller anyway. We learned a long time ago you shouldn't use a touch pad for FPSes and we shouldn't have to relearn that with the Steam controller. We should just know better at this point; if you want to play Quake 3 Arena, use a mouse. Reply 0
  • TPoppaPuff 24/07/2014

    @gold163 Umm, that's not hard at all... Reply -1
  • TPoppaPuff 24/07/2014

    It's almost as if we're watching Valve realize that maybe console manufacturers do in fact know what they are doing with controllers despite Valve's inferred statements to the contrary.

    I just hope they make a good controller worth purchasing over a 360 controller. We'll see.
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  • Tech Analysis: Destiny beta on Xbox One

  • TPoppaPuff 25/07/2014

    Natasha Tatarchuk, graphics engineer at Bungie, kindly took the time to send a statement on the matter our way. "This was a known issue, and we were happy to get it fixed in time for the rest of beta, and for the shipping game. The game now dynamically manages how quickly we flip the frame-to-display to get smooth frame-rate with optimally low latency at all times. In other words, it's buttery smooth."
    Umm, It's still only 30fps. It's not buttery smooth. It's buttery consistent, but I wouldn't say smooth.

    I'm not complaining though, I just found that line amusing.
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  • Yogventures dev to "dissolve" following Yogscast-backed project failure

  • TPoppaPuff 22/07/2014

    "Winterkewl's statement omits much and I would disagree with a number of points, but there's no value in going into detail."
    The backers would disagree...
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  • See how Bungie updated Destiny's Dinklage dialogue

  • TPoppaPuff 19/07/2014

    But now how will I know where that wizard came from?

    "From the Moon!" DLC to be sold separately.
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