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  • Fallout 4 fan releases schematic for 3D printed Pip-Boy

  • TarickStonefire 01/08/2015

    @manuelraulmasseno You haven't seen millions of internet users saying the same thing since years ago when plastic tat pipboys first became a thing? Reply -2
  • TarickStonefire 01/08/2015

    @DrStrangelove Man it must REALLY ruin your day having to waste a nanosecond to cast your eye over a line of text on a homepage that denotes a pipboy news story that you don't have to read.

    So the fact you then waste even more time clicking on it, even more time presumably reading it, and then yet more time commenting a pointless whine about how it's so annoying seeing these stories really is priceless.
    Reply +12
  • TarickStonefire 01/08/2015

    @jamieleng "Why do I have this cynical feeling that the official one was always going to be a very limited run. Still, at least we haven't had a Destiny article for a while."

    Because it was described as a Collector's Edition, which implies a limited run. So, it's neither cynical nor clever to 'suggest' that it was deliberately limited.
    Reply +12
  • London's last dedicated arcade calls for help after break-in

  • TarickStonefire 24/07/2015

    @UKPlay "No mention of paying people back when the claim comes through? So they're just using it as an excuse to get more donations? Inside job?"

    Mmm, that'll be it. Inside job. You solved it. What. A Fucking. Prick. Er I mean Genius.

    No, no, right the first time. Prick.
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  • Pro League of Legends player suspended for boosting other accounts for money

  • TarickStonefire 23/07/2015

    @XwingVmanX Surely it's an issue because a player's level has been artificially boosted, which among other things will affect the quality of matched games? Reply +4
  • Gabriel Knight: Sins of the Fathers remake now on iOS and Android

  • TarickStonefire 23/07/2015

    Wow, it looks rather amazing. Was this part of a series then? Never played them. Reply 0
  • Threes' free version doubled its dev's daily income

  • TarickStonefire 21/07/2015

    ""[It] was a good business decision", he says. And a shitty life decision."
    You think way too much about this stuff. It's a mobile puzzle game, and we have the option of paying for it with ads or by paying for it with cash. If we don't mind ignoring ads for shitty crap apps (I've yet to be advertised an app in a game this way that I wanted. It's my choice to view them.)

    Seriously, it's not the end of the world.

    If the response to these ads is so significant that you're making tens of thousands of dollars just by hosting them (which is obviously only a percentage of what business, i.e. money, the company is gaining through the ads), don't you have to consider the impact this is having?
    I've tried to put myself in your position and be as worried about this as you are, but I can't work out the answer to this question above. I don't know: do we have to consider the impact this is having? I'm not so sure. What impact exactly are you worried about? People making money that you don't think should be making money? WAAAAAAY too late to give too much of a crap about that.
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  • Watch nearly an hour of Assassin's Creed Syndicate

  • TarickStonefire 18/07/2015

    That looks more like a reskinned (insert any previous AC city here) than London. The sunlight is all wrong, the street designs are all wrong. Reply +2
  • TarickStonefire 18/07/2015

    Yogscast and Ubisoft showing themselves up as usual. Yogscast can't play games, Ubisoft don't have the gumption to tell Yogscast to send someone who doesn't have green fucking hair. Reply +3
  • TarickStonefire 18/07/2015

    @Thunderbolt "I remember many ago, commentators on this forum were saying how much they would love AC set in Victoria London. Well wish granted and yet you lot are still not happy."

    Yes but that's because the game they made in London looks like the same shit game from ten years ago.

    Not really what people wanted, now is it? ;)
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  • TarickStonefire 18/07/2015

    Assassin's Creed has *never* had guards that spot you just killed their buddies, unless they happen to be staring directly at their buddy two feet from them when you kill them.

    Whole series is tired and boring now.
    Reply +2
  • Amazon Prime day deals detailed

  • TarickStonefire 14/07/2015

    Question - Is there any point in bookmarking the most up to date list of game stuff in the sale if I'm not already in Prime?

    Basically do I have to sign up to the Prime demo BEFORE I try to buy something at the Prime Day sale price, or can I bag it at the sale price and then sign up to the trial at checkout?
    Reply +1
  • TarickStonefire 14/07/2015

    I just see a list of games. Where are the prices? Reply +1
  • The murky genius of Fallout: New Vegas

  • TarickStonefire 14/07/2015

    "Fallout Vegas was definitely not better than Fallout 3."
    In my opinion, it definitely is better than Fallout 3. And I loved Fallout 3. Who is right? We both are. They're just opinions.
    Reply +1
  • TarickStonefire 14/07/2015

    "My old saves didn't help so I had no choice but to give up or start again. I won't ever play one of these titles again."
    Old saves didn't help because you hadn't saved recently?
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  • TarickStonefire 14/07/2015

    I really can't understand all the hate for NV> I've just started playing it recently, after years of avoiding it thinking it would be a crap version of Fallout 3 (which I loved, though never finished).

    It's not crap at all, I'm absolutely *loving* it.

    Guess I'm proving that taste is a subjective thing.
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  • Video: It's a good time to get (back) into Elite: Dangerous

  • TarickStonefire 10/07/2015

    @BobbyDeNiroNow you're calling it 'just' "an observation", but you were clearly trying to make some kind of 'cynical cash-in' connection, despite there being no links to cash in on.

    What was your point?
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  • TarickStonefire 10/07/2015

    @Drunk-Si "I'm sticking to my guns, you can see everything Elite has to offer within a few hours, after that and after the novelty of flying around has worn off a bit the game is reduced to a simplistic grind."

    This is absolutely bang on accurate.
    Reply +2
  • TarickStonefire 10/07/2015

    "EG promoting this game at same time as 33% off on Steam.

    Coincidence? Not likely.

    Sort of corrodes the credibility a bit-same as the links to Amazon purchases."
    I can tell you're trying desperately to knife EG savagely in the back here, but I can't see how or why. Is the inference that they make money off Steam purchases? How? There's no affiliate scheme for Steam as far as I know. And no Amazon links in this article.

    An outraged user in search of an actual outrage, it seems.

    Here's my take: ED is updated recently, and now happens to be on sale, which makes for two reasons why gamers who don't own it mjght be interested, and one reason why gamers who do own in might be interested. And so a videogame website, which needs people to read it's articles if it wants to stay in business, put together a post that would appeal to both those markets.

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  • TarickStonefire 10/07/2015

    @byaafacehead "I'm still mad I paid for this game. I knew it was going to be boring, but nothing could quite prepare me for just how bad it was."

    Reply -2
  • TarickStonefire 10/07/2015

    I just find wandering space so boring. It's beautiful, and very convincing simulation, but utterly boring. Sorry, wanted to love the game so much. Reply -1
  • Canadian teen who harassed female League of Legend players jailed

  • TarickStonefire 10/07/2015

    "I hate to say "where were the parents?" But seriously, how much time can the mother have been spending with her son if she really had no idea what was going on, and how disconnected with reality he really seems to be? "I didn't raise him like this" No, it sounds like you didn't do much raising at all."
    "I hate to say" = "I love to stir up shit"

    If you think a 17 year old should reasonably have been spending so much time with his mummy that he was literally unable to pull off this shit without her seeing... well, that's completely ridiculous.
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  • TarickStonefire 10/07/2015

    @Shagsmith Hoping for this child to be raped in prison is just uncalled for. Reply +9
  • TarickStonefire 10/07/2015

    What a pathetic twat. Reply +5
  • Don't call the new Hitman an early access game

  • TarickStonefire 09/07/2015

    @iceytoa1 Good point.

    But I still didn't really think of it as early access, if each part released was a full chunk of finished game.

    Until I saw the bit where they said they'll be improving it as well. That's just... weird. And kinda early access.

    Also, now I see they refuse to state what the full 'game' will contain until they stop releasing stuff, which really does make it feel like they have a final chapter all lined up ready to go as soon as they feel like the money's drying up.
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  • TarickStonefire 09/07/2015

    @lucassmith @lucassmith That bit about them improving the existing game they've already put out, I didn't see that.

    Yes, this is absolutely early access.
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  • TarickStonefire 09/07/2015

    "This is possibly the most intelligent implementation of digital delivery I've seen so far. Keep your ambitious design document intact by producing complete parts and delivering them in a finished, playable state to the player via the internet when they are ready. No more day one patches, no more gutting your design to hit that deadline."
    But... why wouldn't they just keep their ambitious design document intact by producing complete parts and sitting on them until they're all done and then releasing them all in a really innovative never-been-done-before package that ties them all together in a finished playable single game.

    Actually hang on. That's how they've been doing it for YEARS.
    Reply +5
  • TarickStonefire 09/07/2015

    @kanedoyle "It's early access. Unless this is advertisement, I'd put the "'s in the title too."

    If the content being released is considered finished and final and not in a pre-official-release state, then no, it's not early access at all.

    I'd say this is classic episodic, and why they're saying it's not episodic is very confusing.
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  • TarickStonefire 09/07/2015

    ""Episodic" with all the money up front?

    Yeah, that's "Early Access"..."
    Yeah, no it's not. Telltale did it with ALL their episodic games.

    EDIT: I just noticed they also intend to "improve" the existing game as they go. I take it back, the definition you posted isn't early access, but the way they're planning to do this most definitely is.
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  • TarickStonefire 09/07/2015


    So, would somebody PLEASE just ask them:

    Why not simply wait until you've developed all the content and release it all in one go? What possible benefit have you detected to cutting your game up into lots of tiny little pieces and drip feeding them to the players in incredibly frustrating chunks?

    I mean seriously, what the fuck is this about?

    And what is 'live events'? Do I now need an internet connection to enjoy a single player game through 'live events'?! Just give me the fucking game and let me play it when and where I want to.

    This has 'bullshit gimmick' written all over it. And also 'disaster'. And also 'how to make our loyal fans hate us'. And also "we forgot how badly the last game went down and that we needed to not fuck this one up".
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  • All the Doctor Whos are in Lego Dimensions

  • TarickStonefire 09/07/2015

    @jabberwocky "And i'd rather the McGann Dr was wiped out, the film he was in was just terrible."

    I agree, but you can't just go editing the history to suit your taste. He was a Doctor, and had numerous official adventures via Big Finish, plus he was in the TV series when Smith left.
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  • TarickStonefire 09/07/2015

    I don't understand why John Hurt never gets included. He was a Doctor. Reply 0
  • TarickStonefire 09/07/2015

    @bad09 Cushing's movies were not an official Doctor Who project. Wikipedia probably has more details, for those two films. Reply 0
  • Grip looks a lot like a modern-day Rollcage

  • TarickStonefire 09/07/2015

    ""A Kickstarter is planned"

    Why the sigh? Is it a long heavy sigh because you're in love with KS and every mention of them makes your heart skip?

    Is it the sort of sigh that accompanies wistful memories of Rollcage?

    Or is it a tedious "it's trendy to piss all over KS because it's trendy to be all moody and cynical and I'm so trendy" sort of sigh?

    Perhaps none of the above. Hard to tell. Will assume the first, and that you're in love with KS :)
    Reply +5
  • Infinifactory review

  • TarickStonefire 08/07/2015

    If someone didn't really like Spacechem, so much so that they don't think they've ever persevered past the very first couple of levels despite trying several times, is there any point at all in looking at this for them?

    Srs q.
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  • Telltale's Minecraft: Story Mode unveiled, stars Patton Oswalt

  • TarickStonefire 05/07/2015

    Malutef mangling names again. It's Reubens in the tagline, not Rebuens. Reply +1
  • Jon Blyth on: Fixing Her Story

  • TarickStonefire 04/07/2015

    @leeroye "Not sure i want to read the fifth or sixth EG article on this game."

    So good to know. Do you have a blog where you share more things you don't care about enough to post about how you don't care about them?
    Reply +10
  • TarickStonefire 04/07/2015

    S'funny because it's accurate. I love that some precious gamers are riled by games like this. I think it's brilliant and love that there's no ending :D Reply +8
  • The Taken King is the expansion Destiny has been waiting for

  • TarickStonefire 01/07/2015

    ""Even with that price-tag."

    That's it, I'm done with EG.

    You're posting an article about how a company is shitting on its customers then you're praising their game, which is doing the shitting.

    Clearly Activision and their greedy little mitts had a little something to throw your way, and it's very sad it's cost you your credibility.

    Still, never bought Destiny, or played it... never will, because I played FPS when quake was the king and it's never got any better since then."
    How terribly melodramatic of you. With that tag line, what they're saying is:

    "The Taken King is ridiculously expensive. We've written all about that. Now let's look at what's actually in it. Well, it's looking quite good actually. Yes, it's expensive. We've covered that. As we've said. But the content is looking quite good. Shame about the price, but as mentioned, we've covered that already."

    That's all.

    Get over it.
    Reply -5
  • TarickStonefire 01/07/2015

    I once read an article by someone who used to write a lot of previews, who basically said that if you read a preview and think it reads far too 'positive' that's because you have no idea how next-to-impossible it is to do anything but regurgitate the marketing materials when you're writing a preview.

    I think you're all being pathetically harsh on EG over this, and are way, waaaay too quick to jump to WAAH IT'S TEH CORRUPTIONZ conclusions.
    Reply -2
  • TarickStonefire 01/07/2015

    @zzkj "Isn't it EGs duty to educate readers then and on behalf of those readers demand an answer on why the cost of this content is over 10 higher in the UK even after VAT is taken into account?"

    Their duty? Meh. There's a small article in it, but isn't it the consumer's duty to educate themselves? I'm aware of the tax schmax excuses always given, and I didn't read it on EG.
    Reply -5
  • TarickStonefire 01/07/2015

    @MrTomFTW "What I am saying is that as a reader, if you are taking a review or preview as a representation of a writer who is trying to write for the reader's opinion rather than his or her own then you need to reassess what you believe reviews and previews are."

    Excellent summation of what reviews are and how they should be read.

    Know your reviewer. Read the words. Understand what appeals to them, how they've related why it appeals to them, what might not appeal to you, and make a decision. Some reviewers will like a game, others will not. If you just treat them as instructions to consumers to buy or not buy, and you get this conflict of opinions, then what do you do?

    Reply -5
  • TarickStonefire 01/07/2015

    @SonicUk "Nope. Not buying (literally) this hyperbolic bullshit, and not spending another penny on this game. This "article" reads like nothing more than an advert. I'm disspointed after the sterling interview EG did with this "Luke Smith" character (who is possibly the biggest wanker in the industry at this time) as they seemed to have turned a corner. 40 (Bungie/Activison exchange rate for $40) for some barebones content? This is a joke, right? Oh, I forgot, I'll be "throwing money at the screen" because of a few new gestures, isnt that right? Well bungie and Acti, I have a gesture of my own I'd like to share with you, although I don't think you're going to like it..."

    So you're angry at EG because of something Bungie and Activision did, which EG already poured scorn on.

    Riiiiight. Makes sense.
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  • TarickStonefire 01/07/2015

    @RandomTerrain "So now we have a Destiny advertisement disguised as an article because the interview the other day did not go in Bungie's favour? Extremely poor, Eurogamer. You have really let your readers down here. You should be ashamed, but here I see you laughing about it in the comments instead. Reminds me of someone else."

    You seem to think it should be impossible for EG to pass on information they learned at E3 unless they happen to also pour scorn on an aspect of it they already poured scorn on.

    And that if they do the above, it must be because they've been paid to do so.

    Man you people lack some serious intelligence, common sense, and perspective.
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  • TarickStonefire 01/07/2015

    Why are people attacking EG simply because EG didn't spend the entire preview banging on and on about the price?

    It's a preview. Not a review. It concerns the content of the expansion. Yes, it reads like an advertorial: welcome to doing previews. If you're a reader of games websites or magazines and haven't come to terms with the fact that a preview is almost always going to read like an advertorial becuase the point of it is not to review it, then you better do some waking up and coming to terms with it.

    Just read the article, find out what's in the expansion, form an opinion based on more facts than you had before and get on with your life. Stop expecting a games website to do exactly what you want it to do, when you want it to do it, and using the words you want it to use, and getting weally weally angwy when they don't.
    Reply -4
  • Infinifactory has evolved out of Early Access

  • TarickStonefire 01/07/2015

    I just couldn't enjoy Spacechem. Waaaaaaay too much like 'work'. This looks fun, but if it's anything like Spacechem it's not for me. Ah well!

    Best Early Access for me has been Prison Architect.
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  • Mojang is shuttering development on its card combat game Scrolls

  • TarickStonefire 30/06/2015

    @mythdrannor "Not only are they one hit wonders but their one hit does not deserve to be a hit imo. It was made into a hit by unnatural internet hype."

    WAAAAAAH you must be so upset at the injustice of it all.

    And here's me thinking I was enjoying Minecraft because it's actually really good. Thank God you were around to put me right, that's it's crap and I'm a sheep.

    Reply -1
  • EU PlayStation Plus games now update first Tuesday of each month

  • TarickStonefire 29/06/2015

    @matthewdymond1 Don't they? You can't play them though. Reply 0
  • Her Story makes game narratives personal - and that feels like the future

  • TarickStonefire 27/06/2015

    Her Story is brilliant. Started playing yesterday evening. Told the wife about it and she went "that's nice dear" then I ignored her and spent the evening with... well... a database ;) Reply +18
  • Apple is removing games with the Confederate flag from the App Store

  • TarickStonefire 26/06/2015

    So long as historical games that have a good reason to use the flag are banned, Apple is full of shit and is only doing it for the PR, not for the right reasons. Banning the flag for historically accurate use is censorship and the re-writing of history.

    But what is this less controversial version? Is it only less controversial because less racists use it?
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