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  • Sony offering refunds on H1Z1's alpha following complaints about "P2W" micro-transactions

  • TarickStonefire 17/01/2015

    If you buy the opportunity to bug test a game by SONY, that they'll later release for free, I have a bridge I'd like to sell you.

    Also, you are a fucking mug.
    Reply +14
  • TarickStonefire 17/01/2015

    "But this post from him on Reddit a mere 9 days ago shows otherwise:

    "We're landing in a place I think makes all of us happy. There will be crates with cosmetic only stuff in them. Anything that matters to your survival will be done as recipes so you have to go out and get the stuff for it rather than us handing it to you. We feel the same way you guys do about this stuff. It makes it interesting - I don't think I've ever seen a game do it this way. We're all used to buying something and getting it.. not getting the recipe for it.


    How come EG hasn't picked up on this and challenged him on it?

    Wait... that would mean rocking the Sony PR boat, right? Better to let someone else ask the question and then just report on their report, right EG?
    Reply +12
  • TarickStonefire 17/01/2015

    @mega-gazz Rhetoric aside, what are these solid features that existed in the PS3 which were thrown out for the PS4?

    EDIT: negged for simply asking a question as I don't actually know the answer. You krazy kids :D
    Reply +3
  • TarickStonefire 17/01/2015

    @liveswired "Sony shouldn't refund the twat's foolish enough to pay for alpha builds. The system sounds cool."

    If they paid based on a description which turns out to have been at best a very carefully worded bit of PR dodging, and at worst an outright lie, they're quite within their rights to ask for a refund and Sony are very sporting to give it.

    Personally I have no problem paying for or being charged for access to an early alpha build, if that's what I want to do with my money. But people paying to play an early build of something that will be *entirely free* is a pretty good way to determine who hasn't got the sense they were born with, for sure.
    Reply +2
  • TarickStonefire 17/01/2015

    "And this is why Early Access should be banned. The only developer who ever did this right was Notch (buying Minecraft early actually meant the game would be cheaper, not the opposite)."
    Wow, critical thinking isn't your strong point, huh?

    Calling for a ban on an entire system of funding and developing games just because this single developer added a pay-to-win mechanic to their game that, frankly purely coincidentally, happens to also be in early access is just the simplest, stupidest thing to say.

    it would be a bit like me calling for you and all your entire extended family to be rounded up and neutered just because you said this one dumb thing one time.
    Reply -1
  • TarickStonefire 17/01/2015

    I don't mind early access on the whole.

    But what kind of fool pays that sort of money to test a buggy game that everyone else will get to play for free after they've done their testing?

    Complete and utter mugs, that's who :D

    I also don't see the issue in calling them out for claiming there's no Pay To Win element, then adding in an element that can seriously aid winning but needs to be paid for.
    Reply +5
  • This is how Bully would look in HD

  • TarickStonefire 17/01/2015

    Big deal,so what? Reply -2
  • DayZ without Dean Hall: What now?

  • TarickStonefire 15/01/2015

    "I really dislike Early Access.

    It might help Indie Dev's get some mid development funding but it's a flawed concept and they need to find another way.

    If you want me to test your game before it's released pay ME not the other way around thank you.

    This is why I refuse to buy ANY early access games.

    I am happy to wait for the full release of DayZ and the reviews before I part with my cash."
    All I see there is your reasons for not buying Early Access games. You say it's flawed but don't say why, and I don't see anything that suggests Early Access should stop except to satisfy your unwillingness to buy them. But it's not like anyone's forcing you.

    Don't like it? Don't buy 'em. Like you're already doing. Problem solved!
    Reply +1
  • Video: 11 actors and the game ads they'd rather forget

  • TarickStonefire 14/01/2015

    Another video article.

    Seriously, I'd like to know what the content of this article is, but I'm simply not putting on a video, finding some headphones, plugging them in and cutting myself off from the world for the next 5 minutes to watch it. All I want is to scan down a list on my commute to work.

    Please stop posting sodding videos, without a text-based version underneath.
    Reply +4
  • How Duke Nukem 3D managed to be ahead of its time while trapped in the past

  • TarickStonefire 13/01/2015

    Women are designed to be objectified - why do you think they have nice curves, bumps and are nice to look at?

    That's the whole point!
    My brain just gave up and died. You actually, seriously believe this?!!
    Reply +1
  • TarickStonefire 13/01/2015

    "Yet another EG article harping on about sexism in a game and largely avoiding the subject of gameplay. Because this is a game, after all.

    Come on Dan, you wrote this to b*tch at the sexism in DN3D, rather than discuss its classic status.

    Blood is even better as an FPS, btw, and the "Deathwish" mod is something everyone should play. Vastly more fun than most modern FPS..."
    I think you read a different article, could you link me to it? The one I read above features many paragraphs about the gameplay, and a few about the sexism that is not remotely new to mention as it got plenty of mention back when the game was released.

    You seem not to be aware that the strippers and Duke's attitude to women is often one of the first things veteran gamers will remember about Duke Nukem, as it was something the series wore as a badge of honour, that their lead was such a base brute and the game played up to that like it does.
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  • That was quick: people selling New 3DS Ambassador Edition for up to £400 on eBay

  • TarickStonefire 07/01/2015

    @tidy-spidey "actually no, I didn't put my hand up to say "I didn't do that" at all. I happily admitted that I DID buy more than I needed, yes. Some of those were sold at a modest profit, some of them were sold to other fellow collectors at cost price."

    Yeah you did say "I don't do that" in reference to being the sort of person that buys lots at face value and sells on for a profit. You strenuously denied being that sort of person, then described *doing exactly that*.

    Oh, so it's to collectors, so that's okay.

    I'm not saying you're scum, though. But you're still definitely doing what that chap says you're doing, which has the effect of taking them out of other people's hands, to fatten your wallet.
    Reply +1
  • TarickStonefire 07/01/2015

    @edje The two terms have popularly become synonymous in the English language, with jealousy now also taking on the definition originally used for envy alone.

    Although technically, you are right and win Pedants Corner today ;)
    Reply -1
  • TarickStonefire 07/01/2015

    "The only people that cry "scalper!" are the exact same people who can't be arsed to get up and put some effort into searching for a beloved item, so they take issue the second they can't find what they want in their most convenient location."
    "exact same people"

    Really? Exact same people huh? Well, this seems to be a claim in desperate need of a statistic to back it up, otherwise it's just you citing something you made up in an effort to divert attention onto someone else...

    And anyway, these made up people you've invented who are the "exact same" people who couldn't find something they wanted in a store that was selling it - ya think maybe they can't find it because twats like you bought them all up not for yourself, but for fattening your wallet? Bringing us neatly back to what a twatty thing to do that is.


    When it comes to this particular practice, though - the 3DS thing reported above - I'm in two minds. It's not like they're buying multiple units at retail and depriving others? They were offered a single unit to buy in advance, and did so. And then sold it. You can't buy them yet anyway, but will be able to eventually, so what's the real harm here?
    Reply -1
  • TarickStonefire 07/01/2015

    @tidy-spidey Why you think you redeemed yourself with that answer I don't know, you haven't actually said anything that proves his criticism of your actions misplaced.

    He said you bought more than you needed, depriving other people of them, and selling them for more than some people could probably afford.

    And that's absolutely correct, based on your 'rebuttal' in which you admit buying more than you needed and selling them at a profit. Had you sold them to collectors at face value you'd be in the clear. As it is, you put your hand up to say "I didn't do that!" and then described how you did exactly that.
    Reply +1
  • Cara Ellison on: The Poetics of Space

  • TarickStonefire 03/01/2015

    The one thing that makes KRZ less enjoyable for me is people getting all intellectual and highfalutin about it. This article makes me not want to play it, bizarrely.

    "Are we inside or outside?" When I choose the reply "Both", I know who I am.
    I'm not saying you're wrong, it's just that my eyeballs rolled into the back of my skull so hard I thought they weren't ever coming back, as I read those words...
    Reply +17
  • Reader's top 50 games of 2014

  • TarickStonefire 02/01/2015

    @SeeNoWeevil To be fair that could be a couple of people posting endlessly. And the main thread could easily be filled with people slagging it off.

    But I see your point.
    Reply +2
  • TarickStonefire 02/01/2015

    @Ramza "why do you have to own a console for the game to be good?"

    That's not what he was saying. He meant that it's surprising to him that there's enough people that have played MK8 for there to be so many that voted for it to be number one and it outvoted others, considering how few people he believes owns a Wii U.

    EDIT: lol negged for providing a helpful explanation of what someone else meant. Guess too many people come here looking for fanboy-esque slagging off of their favourite console or something, and misinterpreted this as some kind of diss. Kids, eh?
    Reply +10
  • TarickStonefire 02/01/2015

    Comments soon to become a cacophony of "WAAAH EVERYONE IS WRONG FOR NOT LIKING THE GAME THAT *I* LIKE!", amirite?

    Also, SECOND!

    (of January)
    Reply -26
  • Eurogamer's Game of the Year 2014

  • TarickStonefire 01/01/2015

    @spekkeh I don't see anything here about Wesley's opinions.

    Not sure why his opinions bother you. He's one guy. He does the news here. There's plenty of other people in the world that have views on games that you'd probably find abhorrent, and they would likely find your own tastes completely irrelevant to them as well.

    So what?
    Reply -6
  • TarickStonefire 01/01/2015

    @OnlyJoeKing "I'd agree with most of that, but you are definitely missing out by not owning a Wii U. It's got too many brilliant games to ignore now, "

    I've had an easy time ignoring it and haven't heard any particular ravings about any particular game on the device. Not even this one - tbh I wasn't even aware a new MK had been released, but presumably thats because I see Wii U in the headline and I go "meh, the Wii was the biggest waste of money I ever spent on a console, I think I'm over Nintendo now".

    But I could be wrong. :)

    So what top 5 games are out for Wii U that I *have* to experience? (in your opinion!)
    Reply -3
  • TarickStonefire 01/01/2015

    @DAN.E.B "Good call!
    This was my choice for game of the year too
    It really is time to buy a wii u if you haven't already
    Mariokart 8 is an amazing game"

    Doesn't matter how good it is, I'm not buying a Wii U for it. I made the mistake of buying a Wii for Mario Kart before, and after the novelty of the silly wheel wore off nobody played it. The Wii, or the game.

    Sorry but it's not all that to me.
    Reply -5
  • TarickStonefire 01/01/2015

    You can't call every Christmas disappointing just because it wasn't as great as those of your youth. 2014 was not a disappointing year for gaming just because nothing came along and blew your gaming mind.
    Eh? Yes, they can. You can disagree, but that's okay.

    You especially can't say that and then give your game of the year award to a title that demonstrably fails to revolutionise gameplay, instead merely polishing an existing template that's been around for decades."
    Eh? Yes, they can. You can disagree, but that's still okay.

    If gaming hasn't been that exciting for them this year, and Mario Kart for them was the best game, they can do both of the above.

    You just don't like that someone with a popular website has a different opinion to you, and more people reading their opinion than yours. Or at least that's how it sounds to me.
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  • TarickStonefire 01/01/2015

    @blerk2000 "Succinctly put. I think we need a more balanced perspective from Eurogamer. Are these guys for real publishing this drivel?
    BTW is there a gaming equivalent of IMDb that anyone knows of?"

    More balanced = more in line with your thinking.

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  • TarickStonefire 01/01/2015

    @Furtive_Pygmy I was upset that you were perhaps missing the crucial finer points.

    I've stopped hooting with laughter so I've toned it down as per your request. Sorry pet.
    Reply -5
  • TarickStonefire 01/01/2015

    "Calm down mate, you'll give yourself an aneurysm."
    Heheh, caught posting utter nonsense about how reviews are objective by definition, no possible comeback except to try and belittle the other guy.

    Classic :D
    Reply -7
  • TarickStonefire 01/01/2015

    "The article is titled Eurogamer's Game of the Year, that implies an objective decision and not one based on personal taste."
    LOL Eh?!

    Eurogamer's = possessive = It's *their* game of the year = subjective.

    Games reviews? No matter where you read them? Subjective by definition. Every last one of them.

    (EDITED to be ever so slightly less OTT at my astonishment that someone could get it so wrong loll)
    Reply +7
  • TarickStonefire 01/01/2015

    @WiseNail "I've also discovered that the start of the new year still means the same old internet dicks. Well done."

    You mean you discovered that you don't handle it well when someone points out the obvious?

    Heh, bless. Sorry old chap. :)
    Reply -14
  • TarickStonefire 01/01/2015

    @chuck_bone You just discovered that different people have different tastes. Well done! Reply -14
  • TarickStonefire 01/01/2015

    @Alex_Star You just discovered that different people have different tastes. Well done! Reply -15
  • TarickStonefire 01/01/2015

    @the_sas_man You just discovered that different people have different tastes. Well done! Reply -15
  • TarickStonefire 01/01/2015

    @super_monty "@Rogueywon
    I not enjoying Alien, I wish I had bought dragon age instead"

    Me neither. Got it for Christmas, played it for 30 minutes but got bored of being terrified for no reason. Ejected.
    Reply -8
  • TarickStonefire 01/01/2015

    @Furtive_Pygmy You just discovered that different people have different tastes. Well done! Reply -5
  • TarickStonefire 01/01/2015

    @DanB24 You just discovered that different people have different tastes. Well done! Reply -5
  • TarickStonefire 01/01/2015

    @WiseNail You just discovered that different people have different tastes. Well done! Reply -1
  • TarickStonefire 01/01/2015

    Let me guess, some people disagree and want to know why you didn't include THEIR favourite game, amirite?

    Also, FIRST!

    (of january...)
    Reply -6
  • Games of 2014: This War of Mine

  • TarickStonefire 30/12/2014

    @PSfourskin "@grassyknoll so unless it squares with what you like its dull and by the numbers then is it?"

    In other words, "So if you don't like it then your opinion of it is negative?" - what's wrong with that? He didn't like those games. His opinion. You don't have to share it.
    Reply +3
  • Games of 2014: Alien: Isolation

  • TarickStonefire 29/12/2014

    @jasonchurch "@Tak0suke you obviously haven't played the game, or havent played it to the end."

    Yes, you read his post correctly, where he states he hasn't played much of it. Want a biscuit or something?
    Reply +1
  • TarickStonefire 29/12/2014

    @epsim- "Fuck! she didn“t introduce herself. I clicked the video out of curiosity on how Aoife is spelled."

    It's spelled pretty much like that.

    Exactly like that, in fact.
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  • TarickStonefire 29/12/2014

    @Fox-2076 I like Alien3 too, always have. Nowhere near as bad as people go on. Troubled in many, many ways, sure. Loss of Newt and Hicks a big blow to fans of Aliens. But it's a really interesting, different take on Alien.

    Alien Resurrection, now that's a proper stinker.
    Reply +2
  • TarickStonefire 29/12/2014

    @craziii Plenty of things I don't like about video:

    1) I can't read it in my own time, I have to listen to the narrator say it at their speed (slower than reading)

    2) I have to put up with inane commentary and sound effects and music and flash bang and all I want to do is find something out

    3) it's noise that I have to force others to listen to, or block myself from their world by putting headphones in

    4) it's not what I want to do when I'm in the mood to READ.
    Reply +4
  • TarickStonefire 27/12/2014

    Lots of these:

    I also would much prefer a written piece than a video.
    A fucking video? What is this, IGN?
    I'd prefer your take in written form . Your a writer so write please.
    Please no more videos. I come here as one of the few places that still value the written word. If I want videos I'll go to youtube myself to watch jimquisition.
    I come here to read, not watch videos.
    Also, it might double your workload but if you're going to post videos ala IGN can you please accompany them with a article that us old fashion dudes can read.
    From a business perspective , what is the motivation for posting video vs text ?
    A bloody video, seriously stop with these. I want decent writing, by actual writers.
    And only one of these:

    Videos are a welcome change. More please. Ignore the old grumpy gits.
    Reply +32
  • TarickStonefire 27/12/2014

    "A terrible game highlighted in a terrible manner by a grown ass woman who thinks she is a Khaleesi? Jesus...this site..."
    The only bad thing about this site is comments like this. Oh, and posting videos instead of the written word, but I don't have to resort to personal insults to get that message across.

    What the hell is a Khaleesi anyway? And how is she being like one? Genuine question.

    Also, game is pretty damn good. Shame it's too scary for me to enjoy.
    Reply +10
  • TarickStonefire 27/12/2014

    I come here to read, not watch videos. Please let this not be a new thing, I absolutely cannot abide delivery of news and reviews via fucking video, and won't bother with this 'article' as a result. I have no desire to share what I'm reading with the rest of my family thanks, nor shut myself off from them with headphones. Reply +38
  • TarickStonefire 27/12/2014

    Got this for myself for Christmas. I could barely get through the initial 20 minutes, even though I knew I probably wouldn't find the alien until it had been introduced in a cut-scene. Now I've met it for the first time, I can't play any more. Way too overactive imagination.

    Great atmosphere! Not sure how much fun it actually is.
    Reply +1
  • Games of 2014: TxK

  • TarickStonefire 24/12/2014

    It was certainly fun for a week or two, but then like all high-score blasters I lost interest pretty quickly. Nothing personal, definitely one of the best high-score blasters of the year, I just find such games dull, I prefer an evolving character and story.

    But hey, happy to support Jeff.
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  • Elite: Dangerous review

  • TarickStonefire 23/12/2014

    Reads like an 8. Reply -1
  • Minecraft: Story Mode is an episodic series from Telltale

  • TarickStonefire 19/12/2014

    "The awful consumers of telltale crap are a blight on us all.

    I wish I could flush the entire company down the toilet. They'd have never survived in PS2 era. Stop promoting them."
    Crikey. Who's holding a gun to your head and making you buy games you don't want or like? That must be awful for you.

    Also, love the entirely irrelevant comment about how a contemporary company wouldn't have survived in an era that had it's hey-day about a decade ago. What you trying to say there, exactly? That you're stuck in the past and damn everyone who dares to live in the now?
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  • Controversial mass murdering game Hatred appears on Steam Greenlight

  • TarickStonefire 18/12/2014

    Ah what a classic sketch! Brilliant :D

    Come on you THOUSAND COMMENTS.
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  • TarickStonefire 18/12/2014

    Come on, let's get this to 1000 comments. I'll get the ball rolling:

    SJWs are losers!
    Gamergate sucks!
    This is censorship!
    No it's not!

    And so on.
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