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  • Judge allows lawsuit over Killzone Shadow Fall's 1080p graphics to proceed

  • TPoppaPuff 18/12/2014

    @man.the.king Then I'm surprised the money grubbing bastard isn't trying to take Eurogamer to court as well.

    @number1024

    I still can't understand anyone who takes the issue of resolution this far, i mean, you buy a game because you want to play it, not based on resolution. Sony doesn't sell you the game on the resolution, they may boast about what the console can do but no one should take that at face value.
    The guy is an asshat who's trying to steal a buck. If it wasn't this it would be something else.
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  • TPoppaPuff 18/12/2014

    @jabberwocky Fine, but they also provided entire multiplayer footage, which means he could have deduced the just how "native" the resolution actually was for himself before ever purchasing the title.

    Also, did he buy the title at launch or did he preorder?
    Reply -1
  • TPoppaPuff 18/12/2014

    @Uncompetative And then I have to pay extra for all the preorder content. Reply 0
  • TPoppaPuff 18/12/2014

    I hate people. This is a terrible, dumb, stupid lawsuit and is the reason the economy is constantly in the shitter. At any point did Sony say the entire game runs at native 1080p/60? Then his argument is null. This is just going to lead to companies never divulging anything technical about their games in the future for fear of frivolous lawsuits. Then when it comes to me, gaming enthusiast, I no longer have any idea which version of the game runs better. Do I buy on PS4 or X1? Who knows, because now no studio will say anything about resolution and framerates ever again. Now I'm going to have to constantly preorder two copies and have to constantly return one.

    Further, as of time of release on PS4, Killzone was one of the few games that had 1080 lines of resolution in any capacity. If the graphics were well, well above average for the PS4, much moreso than consoles in general, then how could the graphics be subpar?
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  • Last-gen revisited: Far Cry 4

  • TPoppaPuff 18/12/2014

    @maler23 Might be best to hold off then until you upgrade to your preferred platform. The game will be cheaper by then anyway. Reply +1
  • TPoppaPuff 18/12/2014

    @bombjack2 I quite enjoyed it as well as it was one of the year's best games. With that said, you could definitely see and feel the game's hitches and judder. It was still so much better than the vast majority of games out there that even in spite of the technical hiccups the core game design behind it was superb.

    I'm not sure how exactly guarded EG's scoring system works in relation to 10/10s to be honest. Is it one of the greatest games of all time? No. Is it one of the top ten percentile games released that year? Absolutely. I guess it all depends on what that scale actually means. How many 10/10s do they typically dole out per year?
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  • TPoppaPuff 18/12/2014

    The one good thing that nobody ever brings up from the last generation's extended life is that developers in general have gotten a lot more efficient. The extended life has forced developers to take a look at the code and forced them to get more out of the hardware they're given. Algorithms have been forced to get as lean and fast as possible. There has never been such a huge discrepancy between beginning of life graphics and end of life graphics on consoles as there has been today. We slowly took a generational jump in graphics without changing the hardware, and all of gaming has benefited from it. Gaming on a laptop used to be a complete joke or restricted to very old games. Now, gaming on laptops can be just as viable as gaming on a desktop with just a couple kickbacks to the sliders. Yes, the technology has improved just like it inevitably does, but I feel the leap in graphical fidelity is far beyond the technical leap we've made in that time. The extended life of the consoles essentially took away the crutch of evolving technology. All these far more efficient rendering techniques and mapping and shaders and the like all come from the fact that everyone had to learn to work with what they've got.

    Yes at this point with the new generation here, last gen ports are essentially just being pushed out the door, but the fact that some of these games are even coming out at all is a miracle in itself and a testament to how much knowledge has been learned these last few years.

    I'm not saying I want this generation to last another decade or anything, nor do I honestly think it will, but it's good for the industry to have gone through this at least once. It's made gaming as a whole better and more refined, including PC and mobile.
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  • New Steam controller design leaked

  • TPoppaPuff 18/12/2014

    @goodgreenganja
    You'd be absolutely right if you threw in "for anything except for first person shooters, MOBAs, RTS, etc.".
    Well, you forgot to mention that all those games have been tried on Steam controllers and the feedback was not very high, remember? Now, unless the entire technology behind the trackpads has gone a complete overhaul, which it doesn't look like it has, then we can still assume that a lot of what made the Steam controller still unique in July is still the same. And just like the current controllers they are great for anything except for FPSes, MOBAs, RTSes, etc. ;-)
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  • TPoppaPuff 18/12/2014

    I said this back in July and I'll say it again because it appears true again: 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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  • Last-gen revisited: Dragon Age Inquisition

  • TPoppaPuff 16/12/2014

    I didn't even know they were making a last gen port of the games. Reply 0
  • Last-gen revisited: Call of Duty Advanced Warfare

  • TPoppaPuff 15/12/2014

    @Rainbird
    Is it possible to open up the full versions of the attached screenshots? I like the comparison tool, but I would like to be able to compare the whole of the screenshots as well :)
    I wholeheartedely agree. I've been wanting this forever since they changed it. I'd love to have all the pics with a tab for each one up above so I can click back and forth directly between each one instead of just seeing a small window of each one compared to the one directly adjacent to it.
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  • TPoppaPuff 15/12/2014

    Thank you, DF. I have been waiting for the complete Face Off for this game as the difference between generations is just as interesting as the difference between new gen platforms. Reply +5
  • Advanced Warfare sales 27 per cent below Ghosts in the US

  • TPoppaPuff 13/12/2014

    Advanced Warfare is essentially paying for the sins of Ghosts. Franchise fatigue has certainly set in, but I think it's safe to say that if Ghosts wasn't such a shit-show, AW's sales wouldn't have dropped over a quarter more than its predecessor in sales. I'd bet this one has a better tail than Ghosts. Reply +5
  • Witcher 3 dev: "Market is afraid of badly polished games on next-gen"

  • TPoppaPuff 12/12/2014

    @Cisko75 I certainly hope so. It has a stronger pedigree than Watchdogs IMHO. Reply 0
  • TPoppaPuff 11/12/2014

    @Cisko75 I think this will turn out better than Watchdogs though. This is one team all working together on this project. Watchdogs was about a dozen different terms across the world working together and didn't have any creative direction, hence the majority of the side missions. Reply +1
  • Tomb Raider mini-series is in the works

  • TPoppaPuff 11/12/2014

    And to think that ad only took 10 million dollars and 12 hours of filming. Genius!

    Seriously though that might be the most amateurish thing I've seen on youtube in a long time.
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  • Tekken 7's chief developer doesn't take kindly to mixed Lucky Chloe reaction

  • TPoppaPuff 10/12/2014

    @MesonW Except that they are because nobody has to have the exact same handle on every forum and most actually don't. And if they get pestered too much, they can go and criticize the game on a different forum. And three years from now when we're talking about Tekken 8, assuming there's a Tekken 8, those same people can complain about the game again and not take any criticism for complaining three years ago either. This is not something that will haunt them wherever they go.

    Again, all this really does is unrightfully punish those who do want the character and give more power to those who troll. How many Xbots will pose as Sony fanboys try to pull this crap on a Sony exclusive and vice versa?
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  • TPoppaPuff 09/12/2014

    @MesonW And guess what? You're not holding them to the centre of everyone's ire. They are anonymous. That's why that teaching tool is completely useless on the internet. They get their way, plus got to make others miserable and there are no repercussions for their actions. This essentially encourages that sort of trolling behavior. Reply 0
  • TPoppaPuff 09/12/2014

    @MesonW Yes, because it is possible to hold people accountable for something it is literally impossible to hold them accountable for. That makes perfect sense. :rolleyes:

    What are you going to do to hold them accountable for it even if you could? Fine them $1000? Send them to jail. Put a scarlet asterisk in front of their online identity.

    I'd love to hear how this does anything other than punish the fans who did want the character. Please explain this all to me.
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  • TPoppaPuff 09/12/2014

    @Errol
    ...(obviously from her body over 18)
    This... does not hold up in the court of law.
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  • TPoppaPuff 09/12/2014

    Region locking characters for the sake of region locking = no sale.
    No thanks, second or third-tier fighting franchise.

    This isn't a licensed character with a host of different licensing issues and legal problems. There's no excuse. All characters for all regions.

    EDIT: I see at least two people here are in favor of region locking the characters and also therefore on-disc DLC. Are those people also fans of kicking babies as well?
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  • Destiny alert: this week's Nightfall and Heroic strikes are locked behind The Dark Below DLC

  • TPoppaPuff 09/12/2014

    I bought the deluxe edition with the season pass inside. With that said, this is scummy and shameless. What fun I had found in the game has been muddled and buried under pathetic and disgusting tactics and business practices. It will be a long while before I buy another Bungie product.

    PS. And no, I will not blame Activision for Bungie's mess. They had 5 years and $250m+ to spend on building this game and get it done on time. It was already pushed back near a year once before. Call of Duty sells the silliest, dumbest skins on the market, but they never block people out from content they already purchased like the weekly strikes and nightfalls. They padded out their game by forcing you to reset all your weapons and gear which were randomly dropped with poor odds to begin with. These heinous tactics can only be found in Destiny and nowhere else. Bungie deserves the blame, not Activision.
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  • BioWare outlines big Dragon Age: Inquisition patch due out today

  • TPoppaPuff 09/12/2014

    No patch yet on Xbox One!?! *rabble**rabble*conspiracy*rabble**rabble*
    @Internet

    Calm down.
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  • Final Fantasy 7 announced for PlayStation 4

  • TPoppaPuff 08/12/2014

    @ghostgate2001 And people are going to be offended by this port for one reason or another. Point is there's no pleasing everyone, especially with this halfass port job. If the demand is high enough, and it has been for some time, it would be in SQ's bests interest to capitalize on that and make the remake. Reply 0
  • Target pulls Grand Theft Auto 5 from sale in Australia

  • TPoppaPuff 04/12/2014

    @Korruption mod quote:
    -MrTomFTW
    @Llort In fact I've just banned your account for using all your sock puppet accounts to down vote other users (TekMerc being your main target it would seem) and upvote your own.
    That's not quite the same as being banned for being pro-GamerGate now is it? Actually, this is likely one of your other accounts that's been banned too.
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  • TPoppaPuff 04/12/2014

    @Llort Your posts were most likely deleted because they were highly inflammatory and derogatory towards other people, their race, religion or gender. Not because of your support of GamerGate. Reply -1
  • TPoppaPuff 04/12/2014

    @Llort Of course some were trolling. Everyone is trolled and misrepresents a group to some degree. Welcome to the internet. The fact that the one person you mention is the outlier is the issue. Unless the vast vast vast majority are coming from posers and trolls, it's still associating with the genuine, terrible people who honestly associate with GamerGate.

    Your analogy is broken. Race isn't something you opt into. You're born the race you are. People weren't born into GamerGate. Now, instead of saying black we instead turned it into self-proclaimed say Juggalos started sending death threats and then those others who claim to be Juggalos start defending their actions, then yes the reputation is well earned.

    You ignore the larger number of people who support GamerGate that are also sending needles, death threats, etc.

    Your annoying ass is still here, so you're wrong about EG until proven otherwise, ironically by EG.

    Good luck with that. ;)
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  • TPoppaPuff 04/12/2014

    @Llort You keep saying shit like that but none of your posts have been deleted. Further, if you're not willing to give one theoretical glance in your periphery to an ad they run then don't go to their site. Being a parasite doesn't make you a hero, it makes you a bum and a jackass. To date I have not seen any ads on EG that actively negatively disrupt the end user experience. Reply 0
  • TPoppaPuff 04/12/2014

    @Llort Those people who harass others and send death threats associate themselves with GamerGate. Others who associate themselves with GamerGate defend their actions or try to make excuses or defend them. GamerGate is built on the ramblings of a jealous ex.

    If you care about the things you're talking about, you and the other like-minded individuals should not defend GamerGate. Find a name that wasn't born tainted. That name and the acts of evil already associated with it isn't worth killing the call to progress you keep mentioning.
    Reply -5
  • TPoppaPuff 04/12/2014

    @Llort I dislike many things about the US government but that doesn't mean I should join the Taliban, which is what you're saying. Those who fly under gamergate are terrorists. They terrorize people and threaten their lives solely because that's how they seek fulfillment. The entire "movement" is based on a jaded ex-boyfriend who may or may not have been completely full of shit (many of his claims were proven false).

    GamerGate set progress back by at least a decade. GamerGate is the reason Target isn't selling GTA5 in Australia. GamerGate is the reason Anita has the power to corrupt the media.

    If you actually care about gaming, you should disassociate yourself from GamerGate. Fly under a banner worthy of the cause.
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  • TPoppaPuff 04/12/2014

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  • Here's the PlayStation-exclusive content in Destiny expansion The Dark Below

  • TPoppaPuff 02/12/2014

    @superfurry
    Still don't understand how they can charge Xbox owners the same money for less content. It's not as if the DLC is substantial with it either.
    Let's ask this: Should PS players be charged more for something that Xbox owners will get for free later, especially for a shotgun they may never see much less use? Should Xbox owners be charged separate for the DLC once the timed exclusivity is up? Again, for a strike that also comes with a shotgun they may never see much less use? As a PS4 Destiny player, I would much rather pay less if it means I don't get an additional shotgun drop. Hell, the last thing I want to drop is a shotgun because I never use them. Should I get a special discount because I don't like shotguns?

    What people need to realize is that the question shouldn't be "What am I getting compared to other platforms?" The question that should be asked is "Am I getting my money's worth for what they are asking?" I'm not saying the Xbox DLC is or isn't worth the asking price. I'm not saying the PS DLC is or isn't worth the asking price. I'm saying I don't think the difference between being worth the price and not worth the price is the difference in one strike and a shotgun you may never even see.
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  • Game Of Thrones: Iron from Ice review

  • TPoppaPuff 02/12/2014

    @Skirlasvoud That's why I wait until all the episodes are out. I'll only play one episode per session, but having that much down time between each makes it impossible for me to get that invested.

    Ultimately, I think it would be best for them to finish the vast majority of the game before launching and releasing new episodes once every week or every other week and spending that last bit of time on testing the final episode or two. I think even three weeks between episodes does these games a disservice.
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  • The Nintendo difference: Wii U's first two years

  • TPoppaPuff 30/11/2014

    @axeninenine10 Shadow of Mordor is a great game, but there's nothing new about Arkham combat and Assassin's Creed parkour. The nemesis system is quite neat and I would love to see it in a game with a memorable story where it could be put to use.

    Driveclub plays terribly.
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  • TPoppaPuff 30/11/2014

    @SpaceMonkey77 Nintendo made a wrong move by going with cartridges, sure, but that was just a mistake. That didn't put them a generation behind. When it came to putting graphics on screen the N64 was the more powerful system. How can you be a generation behind when in game you lead the pack in console gaming?

    And none of what you said makes the GameCube behind in hardware performance. It was stronger than the PS2 ffs.

    Xbox wasn't online ready out of the box until 2003 btw. Out of the box if you take two years to open a box... Further, the GC and Xbox sold 20+ million a piece while PS2 has sold over 100 million. Original Xbox didn't bury shit.
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  • TPoppaPuff 30/11/2014

    @SpaceMonkey77 Nintendo made a wrong move by going with cartridges, sure, but that was just a mistake. That didn't put them a generation behind. When it came to putting graphics on screen the N64 was the more powerful system. How can you be a generation behind when in game you lead the pack in console gaming?

    And none of what you said makes the GameCube behind in hardware performance. It was stronger than the PS2 ffs.

    Xbox wasn't online ready out of the box until 2003 btw. Out of the box if you take two years to open a box... Further, the GC and Xbox sold 20+ million a piece while PS2 has sold over 100 million. Original Xbox didn't bury shit.
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  • TPoppaPuff 29/11/2014

    Also, I assume your referencing N64 as the last "up to date" system was merely a fraudulent attempt to double the actual length of when they had inferior tech. It's fraudulent on two counts:

    1) Disc storage aside, the GameCube was more powerful for developers than the PS2. It wasn't as powerful as original Xbox, but it was certainly no slouch and definitely not a generation behind.

    2) Your console is as relatively up to date up until the next generation of consoles starts. You don't start your countdown from 1996 or 2001. The N64 or GC hardware didn't suddenly get technically worse than their contemporaries immediately after launching. The GameCube was as up to date as the Xbox or PS2 up until the following generation started with the 360 in 2005. So in reality Nintendo's lack of up to date console hardware only goes as far back as 2005, not 1996, which is 9 years, not 18.
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  • TPoppaPuff 29/11/2014

    @SpaceMonkey77
    To those gamers hoping for Nintendo to cling to BC, your are not going to get your way. You need only look as far as Nintendo already looking at locking out some New 3DS games from the previous 3DS/2DS.
    While I agree it is stupid for them to make a game that doesn't work on anything aside from this single revision of the 3DS, that is not the same thing. Your evidence is them not supporting forward compatibility. That's pretty much the opposite of backwards compatibiity. ;) And also, Nintendo does have backwards compatibility with the one previous generation when feasible since the 90s with the Gameboy Color. GBC played all Gameboy games, GBA played GBC, DS played GBA, 3DS plays DS, Wii played GC, and Wii U plays Wii.
    Reply +4
  • TPoppaPuff 29/11/2014

    @HarakiriKami Adding the Wii library really is the most asinine thing. Are we going to add all the PSX, PS2, & PS3 games that will eventually come to PS4 either through their store or PS Now?

    There is realistically zero third party support on Wii U anymore.

    Nintendo is in a tough position because you shouldn't abandon the system so soon, but the truth is they need a more compelling device on the market to consumers and to developers as well. They need a system in about three years that is either a) as powerful a current gen machines and just as cheap or cheaper or b) a new machine that seamlessly jumps between portable and home console like a 3DS that also just instantly works on your TV as well for multiple players in the native TV resolution without any fuss.
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  • TPoppaPuff 29/11/2014

    To preface, I own all consoles and bought every major release this year with the exception of Watch Dogs and the Assassin's Creeds. With that said, I honestly think Mario Kart 8 is GotY 2014 and have yet to hear a compelling counter. Easy to pick up, difficult to master. Can play for 5 minutes or play for five hours. Plenty of unlocks to mine through. The best online of any game released this year without question. It's beautiful. It's the best cart racing game in a decade and one of the best all time. It's the best racing game this year (and isn't capped at 30fps). More important than anything; it's just so damn much fun.

    I personally wouldn't have gotten my money's worth out of the Wii U if it wasn't for MK8, but there is no doubt in my mind that buying a Wii U and MK8 was the best purchase I made this year.

    Mario Kart 8 is Game of the Year 2014.
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  • Xbox Japan boss resigns amid dismal Xbox One sales

  • TPoppaPuff 28/11/2014

    I'm surprised they've sold that many, tbh. I don't know why they bother. Reply 0
  • Looks like Sony has snapped up David Jaffe's new game

  • TPoppaPuff 26/11/2014

    @Porcupine_I I would throw Shane Satterfield in there too. Reply 0
  • TPoppaPuff 26/11/2014

    Considering it's David Jaffe saying we're not getting a horror game, I'm betting it's a horror game. Fool me once with "We're not making a Twisted Metal," shame one you. Feel me twice, shame on me. Reply +1
  • Activision clamps down on Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare "exploit" videos

  • TPoppaPuff 24/11/2014

    Back in the day developers would fix their games with patches rather than make false copyright strikes against uploaders. Reply +6
  • Battlefield 4: Final Stand review

  • TPoppaPuff 24/11/2014

    @Bush_Killa-73
    It actually has some substance & no 2 games are ever the same. Unlike Titanfall, Destiny or COD101.
    Didn't they just get done reverting everything back to Battle Field 3? I haven't played since the patch so excuse my ignorance.
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  • Amazon Black Friday week deals continue

  • TPoppaPuff 24/11/2014

    @Britesparc
    Only came into the comments to see what people were saying about Arkham Oranges. Wasn't disappointed.
    They never learn. ;)
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  • Face-Off: Dragon Age: Inquisition

  • TPoppaPuff 22/11/2014

    @Since_the_ZX Why are you complaining about focus on the technical aspects of a game when Digital Foundry was created specifically to focus on the technical aspects?

    God it's like being back on the playground during the sega vs Nintendo wars.
    You weren't even a sperm in your dad's sack when the 16-bit wars ended. Who are you trying to kid?
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  • TPoppaPuff 22/11/2014

    @bladdard If the hitches are cpu-bound, a drop in resolution wouldn't have helped. Reply +1
  • Performance Analysis: Grand Theft Auto 5

  • TPoppaPuff 20/11/2014

    @chuck_bone THe Wii U kids are busy playing 2014 GotY, Mario Kart 8.

    I have all the consoles. The only game that hasn't disappointed due to a lack of content and had online working since day one is Mario Kart.
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  • Microsoft giving Xbox One owners free gifts for first year anniversary

  • TPoppaPuff 20/11/2014

    It's nice of them to offer a bonus to loyal fans, but some of these gifts are a bit questionable and lopsided. For instance, if you're giving away gifts only to those who bought XBox Ones, why are your grand prizes Xbox Ones? They already have one. Wouldn't it be more logical and a nicer sign of goodwill to swap out every bundle and offer four-five digital copies of those games instead for each bundle? Wouldn't it make more people happier? It's hard to derive too much happiness from having duplicates of things you already own, Xbox One included. There's a certain amount of diminishing returns. Compare that to say the extra copies of the games being given out that would lead to more people telling their friends about the goodwill gesture.

    Some of these prizes are rather dubious as well.

    -Tiger Shark cash card for Grand Theft Auto V, worth $200,000 in-game GTA Online dollars

    -Special limited edition Nissan 370Z, featuring a custom Casio livery for Forza Horizon 2

    -Air Vehicle shortcut for Battlefield 4 for immediate access to all available unlocks for helicopters and jets available in the main Battlefield 4 game

    -Arno's French Rapier for Assassin's Creed Unity to improve your combat skills

    -75 Platinum in Warframe

    -Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare Costume Pack for Peggle 2

    -Epic Quest Table in Pinball FX2

    -Project Spark Premium - 15 days: Grants 2x gain of Spark XP, credits, and champion XP, as well as the ability to purchase new token-only content for earned in-game credits.

    That last one is especially humorous. It's a two week xp-booster to buy DLC using xp instead of money. It would likely take those two weeks of playing nonstop to earn enough xp to spend on a $3-5 item.
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