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  • Zeno Clash dev announces The Deadly Tower of Monsters

  • VibratingDonkey 13/06/2015

    That's just like, your opinion man.

    Oh it's a thing from the thing.
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  • Katamari Damacy creator's next game is about pooping, exploding, and friendship

  • VibratingDonkey 11/06/2015

    Yes. Reply +4
  • Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons rated for PS4, Xbox One

  • VibratingDonkey 10/06/2015

    What was that Fares character up to again?
    Right. A new studio called Hazelight consisting of him and a bunch of ex-Starbreeze folk who worked on Brothers partnered up with EA. Probably still too early for anything substantial to show up at E3, maybe another conceptual target prototype teaser or some such.

    Brothers already looked pretty enough on 360 and especially PC, and it's not a game designed to be played through multiple times. A commentary track is interesting, but that's not the kind of thing you pay another 15 or whatever for. So I suppose they're targeting those who haven't already played the game with this. Those people are doing it wrong and absolutely should strive to rectify this mistake.
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  • Uwe Boll quits crowdfunding with expletive-laden tirade after third project fails

  • VibratingDonkey 09/06/2015

    well, given that you've apparently watched most of his back catalogue, apparently there's money to be made in dross? :)

    i bet significantly more people have watched bloodrayne than fitzcarraldo. that's the world we live in. the time I didn't feel morally obliged to pay to watch his movies. That was wrong of me. The right thing to do is to not pay and not watch. It's a win-win situation. I win by not supporting his cruddy movies, and I win again by not wasting my time watching them.
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  • VibratingDonkey 08/06/2015

    I don't get it. I know that he knows that the video game audience thinks he's a worthless hack, and for good reason. Did he really expect this to work? Why?

    Good as time as any to rank Boll movies.

    1. Postal
    It's almost as if Boll tried a little with this one, had a little passion. Granted beyond it looking alright, and that one job interview scene genuinely working, it's an overall dull, vacuous drag with unfunny, lazy jokes that on a recent rewatch I felt compelled to skip through before giving up entirely. In that sense I suppose it's accurate to the source material. Still, the lows overall being higher than standard Boll, and there being a high, makes it the best Boll movie I've ever seen.
    2. Alone in the Dark
    Tara Reid was unintentionally a decent comedic sidekick. Stephen Dorff was in it. At one point they dump bullets into the dark to some heavy metal buttrock. Sex scene out of nowhere. Probably not actually a good "so bad it's funny" movie, but it's better at being that than any other Boll movie I've seen.
    3. Far Cry
    The comedic sidekick was an annoying turd that should've been written out. Udo Kier (guess Boll liked Blade) was in it. That's about all I remember. Probably in the upper tier of Boll game movies in terms of overall quality, although that's not really a meaningful distinction.
    4. In The Name of the King
    Was actually disappointed in this one as this trailer made it look fantastic. The dialog is so dumb and the performances outstanding. Burt Reynolds is either really drunk or really tired, Mathew Lillard does good, and Ray Liotta is amazing. But then Boll had to take the material he had and make a movie out of it. And he sucked it all out, as he does. Only dopey Burt Reynolds remains in the final cut. Maybe there's bits of that trailer that remains here and there, but it's inbetween mountains of this hideously boring garbage.
    5. BloodRayne
    Somehow even more stuffed with boring garbage mountains. It's all there is. An arduous task to get through this movie. I didn't. Was Meat Loaf in this? And Ben Kingsley? How the hell could this movie be so boring? Fuck you, Uwe Boll, for squandering this opportunity.

    Oh, I also watched Tunnel Rats at some point, but I've literally forgotten everything about it.

    The four supposedly decent movies he's put out.
    Three of them are about some dude with guns rampaging. Guess that's a niche that works for him.
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  • We need to talk about emulation

  • VibratingDonkey 31/05/2015

    This Netflix for retro games sounds like a good idea. Until publishers start caring and make such a thing exist, instead of actively opposing game preservation as they are currently, I'll use whatever options are available to me and support those who put the work in to make it so. Reply +2
  • Need for Speed reboot requires online connection

  • VibratingDonkey 30/05/2015

    But to benefit aren't eyes.

    New meme to run into the ground. So at least there's that.
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  • VibratingDonkey 29/05/2015

    Forza 6, Wreckfest, Dirt Rally will hopefully be done around the same time. And hopefully, most of all, My Summer Car. It's amazing.
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  • VibratingDonkey 29/05/2015

    That PR person's getting a talking to. If they hadn't spilled the beans EA might've been able to drown the beans in the E3 soup. Now instead of just talking about how awesome their game is, they'll have to defend this dumb, shitty design choice.

    So far they're off to a dumb, shitty start with their official PR line.
    the benefits are nice. More variety and a more rewarding experience with friends.
    So you're telling me the benefit, the reason why people should accept the very blatant downsides to a game being always online, is you're able to play with friends online?
    Like TDU did a decade ago? (Whilst having an offline mode.)
    Like Forza Horizon 2 did a year ago? (Whilst having an offline mode.)

    Might have to retire that one guys. Didn't work for The Crew and it does not get better with age. Pretending like this sort of seamless online experience is not possible if a game has AI to stand in for other players, is blatantly daft and untrue.

    The fact that they expect us to believe that line, is insulting and genuinely pisses me off. People lying to me in order to convince me to buy their game is just sleazy and gross as fuck. I don't believe marketing people want to lie, but they will if they have to. And apparently in this case, the real reason why they went this direction, is so bad they felt compelled to make up some bullshit instead. That's what I'm getting out of this, and it's quite offputting.

    Always online is not necessarily a death blow to a game. But it guarantees I'm not buying the game for at least the first month, and in this case probably not until the price has been lowered to reflect the negative impact always online has on the value. At any time, for any amount of time, the game could cease to function. And the servers will inevitably get shut down forever. In general I think I'd just rather not deal with that at all. Not in games where the justification for it is so poor. At this point it looks like they're making the game worse for us purely to benefit themselves, while saying they're doing it to benefit us. And that's just shit.

    And doing this after SimCity and BF4 is just a laugh. Do they have no respect for us at all? They reckon we're stupid sheep with memories of goldfish who'll just keep pre-ordering their busted games?

    But before just completely forgetting that this game exists, I'll see what they have to say at E3.
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  • Feist brings ferocious physics-based combat to Steam this July

  • VibratingDonkey 20/05/2015

    Cool. Physics and AI are two of my favorite things. Reply +2
  • Guitar Hero Live reveals 24 song setlist

  • VibratingDonkey 19/05/2015

    How can they do Chop Suey and not the far superior Crocodile Chop? Come on.
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  • The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt review

  • VibratingDonkey 19/05/2015

    The first time I heard Geralt speak in this I thought he had a cold. Reply +1
  • VibratingDonkey 18/05/2015

    My 780 went and shat itself the other day. It's under warranty, 780's don't seem to be stocked any longer, and a 970 would be the most equivalent replacement. So unless they find some dank ass OEM hardware in the corner of a warehouse somewhere, I'm getting a small GPU upgrade, Arkham Knight and this game for free. Sometimes life's ok. Reply +4
  • Rich Stanton on: The Koj delusion

  • VibratingDonkey 16/05/2015

    I would have a lot more time for this 'debate' if a lot of writers would stop pretending that Kojima/the MG franchise only panders to pervy males.

    Raiden was specifically written in to appeal to female gamers. The character was created after Kojima got a letter from a female fan who said she didn't like playing as old men. Even his tight fitting clothes were done purely to appeal to the Fujioshi crowd.

    Given by the number of Raiden yaoi doujins, they were pretty successful.

    It's not like the Raiden fanservice is even subtle. It's hard to take a lot of writers seriously when they ignore such obvious counterpoints. They don't care about having a balanced view, they just care about pushing their bias' on the audience.
    Rich Stanton
    One of the subjects Kojima is interested in is sex, and the way it's handled in Metal Gear games runs the gamut. There are fratboy jokes, like making Snake masturbate over a girly locker picture in MGS2, next to moments of sheer perversion like the underwear viewer of Peace Walker. Though Kojima also sexualises men, with butts in particular receiving loving care and the option to go on gay dates offered, overwhelmingly the gaze across the series is on women. And it's not something he's unaware of.
    It's not something anyone ought to be unaware of.

    Remembered something I read on NeoGAF a while ago. Believe it was related to this.
    She was a mentor, a lover, and much like a mother to Snake... they had a very complicate connection.
    But I knew that I would have to emphasize the maternal aspect more than anything.
    So when designing The Boss, I imagined a mother with one breast out, feeding her child a kind of mother-son nuance.
    So even with her breast exposed she would enter battle.
    When I first designed her, in the area around her chest she had a tattoo of a snake.
    So, when firing a gun, her breast would shake, making the snake look like it was laughing.
    There would be this legend; that when you saw the laughing snake, your life would soon be over.
    Supposedly a quote by Kojima from Metal Gear Saga.

    Could you imagine? Sometimes this man thinks up things that are just fucking stupid. Luckily he realized this was way too stupid and inappropriate for what turned out to be a pretty cool and pivotal character.

    Like, the bosses in MGS3 were blatantly just a means to the end. Less characters, more obstacles meant to present the player with a hopefully interesting piece of game design. Particularly that frog guy is just plain ol shitty, fuck that guy. It's relatively ok, or you know, less bad, if "characters" like that are stupid, because there's not much to be ruined there, but The Boss is supposed to be an actual character, arguably the most important one in the game. You can't treat those like that. That would suck.

    So that's basically what makes me give both concern and benefit of doubt regarding Quiet. Clearly capable of writing decent characters, the worst thing that could happen is if Kojima finds some absurd justification in his mind for having one of her boobs hanging out, and fails to snap out of it before it's too late.

    Could you imagine. Almost sounds like "Kojima" when you're saying that phrase. Kujumae. Kojimagine. There should be a deodorant called Hid BO. Could you imagine? Anyway...
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  • Gears of War Xbox One remaster footage leaks

  • VibratingDonkey 14/05/2015

    Fair enough. I'm starting to feel like "I don't like thing".
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  • VibratingDonkey 14/05/2015

    I assume this will be 19.99+. And you're ok paying that for a carbon copy re-release of a decade old last-gen game in a common genre (If it was a rare type of game I'd see the value in that).

    I understand being a fan of something, but I do not understand that. Battlefield's my jam. If EA re-versioned BF2* I'd either reinstall the old version, play BF4 some more, or wait for Battlefront. I'd rather they make something new, or nothing at all. "Here's an old game again!" isn't terribly appealing to me. Need more than that or it's just pointless and boring.

    Like all them nostalgia-fueled kickstarters. Or Battlefield 1943, now that was a good "remake". A new bite-sized game aiming to capture the spirit of the original. If this ends up being the Gears version of that then I'd be cool with that.

    *EA did in fact make an "updated" F2P version of BF2. I tried it once. It felt like garbage. Don't know what they did to it, but it wasn't anything good.
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  • VibratingDonkey 14/05/2015

    This is so boring. I don't understand why this needs to exist. There's not been a drought of coverbased third person shooters, Judgment was out just two years ago and there'll probably be a new installment next fall. Gears was known for being visually impressive at the time, and that's how everyone remembers it, so instead of it getting an overhaul we could just as well put on our rose-tinted goggles.

    That Phantom Dust remake they fumbled up and canceled, that could've been interesting.
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  • Indie dev left devastated after troll ruins its Kickstarter

  • VibratingDonkey 14/05/2015

    Why does everything have to be a 'troll'?

    This could have been someone having second thoughts, someone (with a lack of foresight) who genuinely wanted to do anything to get this approved, some kid who used their parents CC, someone who actually used a stolen card, someone who wanted to make the 7K payment but his bank blocked the transaction.

    Hanlon's razor is something lost on most journalists nowadays. It's a shame as it helps make the world a much less hate filled place.
    Kickstarter pulled the pledge before the kickstarter ended/transactions were initiated, because it was discovered to be fraudulent and banned the account. An innocent mistake seems implausible, stolen card seems likely.
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  • MGS5's seedy Quiet figure has squeezable boobs

  • VibratingDonkey 11/05/2015

    Was this posted already?

    Thought specifically this one figurine had soft chest material, for that one dubious reason. But apparently soft chests is a thing with some figurines meant to improve posing/articulation, including the Snake one above. I mean, this is still a half naked figurine with squeezable boobs, but there's legit justification for the latter. Whou'da thunk.
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  • VibratingDonkey 11/05/2015

    This figurine is just blatantly eyerolling and embarrassing, fit only for a room like this (NSFW). The character design is one thing, but there's no mistaking what that soft material is about.
    (EDIT Never mind. There is. )

    You can doubt Kojima's ability to set up appropriate motivation for the character design, but until the game's out, we don't have much of that context. Until then[strike], this figurine, and [/strike]Kojima's reaction to it, does not help his case. Nothing wrong with being immature every now and then, but loling about boobies when he and this character design's been getting a bunch of criticism over said boobies, doesn't look good.

    So far everything about Quiet's design is solely for marketing and perv purposes (AKA sex sells). Which would be quite shitty reasons for making a character this way. And presumably the actor playing the character would know the character, so her being surprised by the design doesn't seem particularly encouraging either. Or maybe it could be, in a way, I don't know. Probably not much point to reading into what she's saying.
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  • Star Wars Battlefront: no classes or squads

  • VibratingDonkey 11/05/2015

    So, no pre-made classes. You unlock items through normal experience point progression.
    The idea of no classes I'll remain indifferent on for now. Could be good and/or bad or just different.

    Battlefront's progression system might possibly maybe potentially be a significant improvement from Battlefield's, which was terrible in 3 and 4. A general XP pool is good. No other bullshit gating on top of it, please. Give me points, let me spend them on whatever I want, don't make it this arduous ordeal. The metagame should GTFO of the way of the game. Ought to only apply to cosmetics.

    The one positive impact I can see locking away gear having on a game, is that initially, as the game is first released, you get this arc unfolding as players get access to and learn to use the various stuffs. Like at first no one has mines, so tanks just carelessly bumble around, then they start getting blown up by mines and have to adapt to that. It's interesting, but maybe after a month or so you've reached the threshold where the gating no longer helps this sort of staggered evolution, it mostly just pushes new players further down the food chain and annoys me in various manners.
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  • Turok: Dinosaur Hunter to receive a PC re-release - rumour

  • VibratingDonkey 08/05/2015

    Testing. Does this break the formatting?[/b

    Yes it does.

    This thing should probably check for unclosed tags, because if there is one, it applies itself to the entire comments section, presumably until there's a [/]
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  • VibratingDonkey 08/05/2015

    Not sure if the Turoks were ever actually particularly good.

    The one good thing I remember about the first one is it had some quite silly weaponry. The only other thing I remember about it is that the dreaded N64 fog was ridiculous and made it annoying and disorienting to navigate. Almost made me fell ill it was so bad and claustrophobic. Looking at footage of it, it's the narrow FOV and cramped level design blatantly trying and failing miserably to hide the shitty draw distance that's the main problem.

    I played the one with the cerebral bore at some point, but that's literally the only thing I recall about whichever one that was introduced in. Think I played it on PC.

    Turok fog or Driver pop-in?
    Man, early 3D games were such garbage. No one really knew what the hell they were doing, how to do it, or have the proper tools/hardware to do it with. Amazing what we were forced to put up with.
    I bought Syphon Filter 3 a while ago, and it reminded me that controlling 3D shooters with a d-pad was a thing that happened. Syphon Filter basically had tank controls. You had to hold in shoulder buttons to strafe. Maybe eventually you learn how to work around the clumsy awkwardness, but going back to that is rough.
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  • Kerbal Space Program review

  • VibratingDonkey 07/05/2015

    That seems silly. Paying $20 for a box.
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  • VibratingDonkey 07/05/2015

    Platforms are detailed on the front page and at the top left of reviews.

    On the mobile version this is not the case. The platform denotations on the front page are just gone for some reason. The "Games featured in this article" box is still there, but at the very bottom. They should probably relocate that to somewhere at the top.
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  • VibratingDonkey 07/05/2015

    Sometimes (always) it takes a long time before I play these early access games I occasionally happen to acquire in one way or another. I've generally no interest in the prospect of potentially getting tired of a game playing an unfinished version of it what with all the placeholders, bugs, design issues, performance issues, missing features, graphics, audio, animations and whatnot. When I play a game for the first time I prefer if it's the best version of it. Except for in cases like Besiege or Dirt Rally, where the game's kind of already there, just a smaller chunk of it, that's still worth the asking price. Might intentionally buy those even.

    Maybe Kerbal's been there for a while, but if it's not there yet when i get the game, I just kind of tune out until the game's proper done. I'll be installing this now. Was 13 when I bought it two years ago.
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  • Mirror's Edge 2 due in Q1 2016

  • VibratingDonkey 06/05/2015

    That didn't happen either.

    Born out of proto-Gamergate, this fabricated bullshit is a real oldie, predating Gamergate by about two years.

    The fake quote regarding "difficult controls" is reportedly originally from some random anonymous 4chan post, and as far as I was able to tell, this blog post by some random person is the original source for the made up "hired as consultant" bullshit.

    Good to get confirmation they didn't can Mirror's Edge 2...yet. I do wonder what that game's going to be like.
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  • Homophobic and transphobic game removed from Steam Greenlight

  • VibratingDonkey 06/05/2015

    Hasn't happened yet and might not ever, but I hope this guy has some sort of epiphany, because this is just...more than anything I guess it's just really fucking stupid. Reply +11
  • Goat Simulator getting GoatZ survival DLC

  • VibratingDonkey 05/05/2015

    Oh Goat Simulator was so dumb and novel. And now this expansion threatens to add the most boring things ever. I know it's meant to be commentary on how boring these things are, but that doesn't make them non-boring.

    I think they had the right idea before they decided to put this out. Fun while it lasted, but it's probably time to move on. But what do I know, maybe this people-avalanche will be into it.

    Either way, that sure is an evocative name.
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  • Batman: Arkham Knight season pass lets you play as Batgirl

  • VibratingDonkey 05/05/2015

    Steam thing is separate from the other thing. Just a tangential thought that happened.

    Steam is good for sales, bundles etc. It's the price for new AAA games that's rubbish. 60. Around these parts (Sweden), retailers sell physical PC copies for roughly 45. Authorized international Steam key resellers (need a better term for this) charge around 38.

    Publishers overcharging on Steam is not really a problem, as you can get a fairer price for Steam keys elsewhere, I just find it curious that people are buying those games from Steam at all, when the alternatives are so blatantly better.
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  • VibratingDonkey 05/05/2015

    You get the same exact things by buying Steam keys from elsewhere, at a significantly reduced price.
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  • VibratingDonkey 05/05/2015

    25 for game+season pass, RRP of at least twice that. Above board? Fuck outta here.

    "We buy from all corners of the globe..."
    So they're doing at least that. And at a quick glance I can not find anything saying they're an authorized reseller, or anything guaranteeing the legitimacy of the keys. Does not detail the origin of the keys. I can also not find any information regarding where they're located.
    All purchases of Programs are final. We do not accept returns of Programs. Once you purchase an Program and we, or the Publisher make it available to you, you [...] bear all risk of loss thereafter...
    Not in the habit of reading these T&C things, don't know how common this is amongst digital sales. But this does say that if keys get revoked, they take no responsibility.

    Omnyex E Commerce DMCC is the owner. Could probably get their location from that somehow.
    Dubai, United Arab Emirates

    Steam's rubbish. I wish people would stop being so irrationally keen on buying new AAA games from there so that maybe some day publishers will opt to charge humane prices. 60 is ridiculous. And games stay up there seemingly forever.

    I do not understand why people buy these games on Steam. You're literally giving Valve and publishers more money for no reason whatsoever. Is it purely an awareness thing?
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  • VibratingDonkey 05/05/2015

    Please buy from authorized resellers. With shifty ones like CDKeys you can't be certain of the origin of the keys. This matters in multiple ways.

    The keys could either be stolen or bought with stolen credit cards. In which case, apart from it being morally dubious if you're aware that you might be purchasing stolen goods, the keys may get revoked at some point.

    The keys might've been acquired en masse during a temporary deep discount sale/pay what you want, and now they're profiting by undercutting the price currently set by the developer, diverting sales. If you like games, you should want to support the people making them, not these parasites.

    The last thing is somewhat less black and white (cause Nuuvem does this and is authorized, plus there's the argument that consumers should also get to reap the benefits of a global market), but it doesn't sit right with me. Games are cheaper in certain regions, for a reason. Distributing these keys outside the intended region could lead to worsened conditions for the region in question. It's unfair to stores outside this region that have no way of competing with these prices. And then there's the matter of the prices of these games just impossibly being able to sustain development of them. These games are supposed to be XXX, and you're buying them for X? Seems naughty.

    If you're buying these keys, then at the very least you have no right whatsoever to complain about shady publisher practices, for you are a shady customer.

    Cheap's good, but I feel it's our responsibility to support the games and developers we like, by paying a fair price. 33 for this season pass is not fair, neither is 0.
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  • VibratingDonkey 05/05/2015

    At first my reaction to this game's season pass was "well that sure sounds like a poor value, no thanks".

    And it still is. Pre-ordering is dumb, especially when it's Warner Bros, especially when it's a season pass that costs about as much as the game itself. I can pre-order the game for 26 from GMG, while this season pass will be 33. This is clearly not right.

    I'll wait until the game's been out a week or so, and if it's good, I will buy it. Ditto for DLC, wait for a sale if of questionable value.

    It's interesting how Warner apparently were surprised by people wanting to know what it is they're buying. I assume the plan here was to get multiple articles on gaming sites covering their shitty season pass. They knew what the initial reaction would be, intentionally provoked it to spread awareness, and now this is supposed to be the convincer, arguing that it's good content actually worth the money.

    Or maybe they're just stupid.
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  • Playtonic launches 175k Yooka-Laylee Kickstarter campaign

  • VibratingDonkey 01/05/2015

    3D platformers are actually quite rare nowadays.

    Buy Grow Home. It's really good. Y'all complaining about Ubisoft this and that should especially buy it.

    There was that Tinker something or other a while ago... 73% off right now. Supposed to be ok by the looks of things.

    Steam found this game called Ostrich Island. Looks a bit questionable maybe.

    And that's probably seriously basically it for the past year. So, you know, bring it on.
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  • VibratingDonkey 01/05/2015

    @KrispyKrispy You're generic. Reply +16
  • VibratingDonkey 01/05/2015

    Oooooh. I just got the title. Reply +2
  • Star Wars Battlefront is more than just a big budget Battlefield mod

  • VibratingDonkey 18/04/2015

    Oh marketing campaigns. So much "we're not talking about/showing that yet". This is supposed to be a reveal and they haven't actually shown us the game. Reply +3
  • GTA 5's weird endgame

  • VibratingDonkey 16/04/2015

    What do you give the person who has everything?
    A grand piano?

    A flying car?

    A flying car with a horse in it?

    Too much physics?
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  • Rockstar Games up to 80 per cent off in Humble Sale

  • VibratingDonkey 11/04/2015

    Did Rockstar fix Manhunt or are they still selling a game that doesn't work? There is/was a gamebreaking bug in the tutorial.

    Either way, "Notice: This game does not support Windows Vista, 7, or 8."
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  • Bound by Flame dev announces cyberpunk RPG The Technomancer

  • VibratingDonkey 10/04/2015

    You can't not like Spiders on some level. For one, they named their studio Spiders. Reply +2
  • Resident Evil 5 Steam edition "ripped out" code needed for splitscreen mod

  • VibratingDonkey 08/04/2015

    There must be a reason. You don't just remove stuff for no reason. But looking at the Revelations 2 situation and how Capcom's Sr. Director of Digital Platforms apparently lied about RE5 whilst stating release notes (saying they'd ripped out split-screen) being left in was's difficult to believe Capcom, and nigh impossible to imagine their reason is particularly reasonable. What are they doing? Reply 0
  • Halo Online modders working to strip micro-transactions, release worldwide

  • VibratingDonkey 07/04/2015

    This guy needs to redirect his skillset towards something not shitty and illegal. Reply +1
  • Square Enix tones down Mobius Final Fantasy's "too sexy" leading man

  • VibratingDonkey 07/04/2015

    I think the original design looks stupid.
    The new design also looks stupid.

    The back cutout is just super dumb and that's evidently not something they're willing to change because the back tattoo is apparently a big thing with this dude. The producer said it's a symbol of the character. Don't know what they're going for with that weirdness. You can put symbols on the backs of clothes, you know. To me the idea of wanting to show off your tattoo so badly that you cut giant holes in your clothes is pretty amusing and makes the character seem like a douchey doofus. Kazuma Kiryu would throw a bicycle over him and then stomp on it.

    I think design should come from the personality and identity of the character. Don't know if they considered things like that much or if they primarily went for what they think is aesthetically pleasing or interesting. Because that's the impression that I get based on this translation. If they can just flop back and forth on the sexy and less sexy design, then it seems to me that aspect is not terribly important to the character, it's purely either to satisfy fans' and/or their own sense of what looks good. I don't know, maybe this is the kind of game where character doesn't matter a whole lot. I've never heard of this game before just now.

    But if you're looking to choose a character design based on user feedback, just send out a survey or something. Or they could've why not both'd it.
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  • The best Xbox One games

  • VibratingDonkey 05/04/2015

    D4 and Forza Horizon 2 were reasons to get an Xbox One last year.
    With the delay of Quantum Break, this year's become a bit of a disappointing bummer.
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  • Grand Theft Auto 5's latest PC screenshots sure are a looker

  • VibratingDonkey 28/03/2015

    Please ask Rockstar to elaborate on their DRM plans.

    Other requirements: Installation and online play requires log-in to Rockstar Games Social Club (13+) network; internet connection required for activation, online play, and periodic entitlement verification; software installations required including Rockstar Games Social Club platform, DirectX, Chromium, and Microsoft Visual C++ 2008 sp1 Redistributable Package, and authentication software that recognizes certain hardware attributes for entitlement, digital rights management, system, and other support purposes. Single use serial code registration via internet required; registration is limited to one Rockstar Games Social Club Account (13+) per serial code; only one log-in allowed per Social Club account at any time; serial code(s) are non-transferable once used; Social Club accounts are non-transferrable.
    It's kind of fucked up how
    sites are failing to inform readers about this in the first place.

    Instead they're telling us how pretty these screenshots are and that we probably ought to...
    Pre-order it!
    Remember to pre-order it guys!
    By the way, pre-order it!
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  • Infestation: Survivor Stories / The War Z gets a reboot with Romero's Aftermath

  • VibratingDonkey 28/03/2015

    So they changed the name of their company and game again?
    Stellar Stone/Online Warmongers/Hammerpoint Interactive/OP Productions/Arktos Entertainment Group/Free Reign East keeps on big riggin'. Sergei Titov's held some sort of title for all of them, I believe.

    And there he is.
    To be fair, after these 4 years or however long it's been since this journey began with WarInc, it now looks like a possibly functional game with stuff in it. And they're doing the respectable thing and making it free to those who bought the old crappy version that they lied about.

    In its current state it also has zero relation to Romero's son. It's just a flimsy marketing thing at this point. Suppose it made this article happen, maybe it's working.

    They don't mention Steam anywhere as far as I can tell. So don't know if you'll be given that opportunity.
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  • No, Battlefield Hardline does not contain ghastly DRM

  • VibratingDonkey 27/03/2015

    If these hardware checks think there's only one of every device, then they are super dumb.

    All things have serial numbers and id's and shit. I can tell the difference between my keyboard and any other of the same model by flipping them over and comparing the numbers. Surely computers can do the same.
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  • VibratingDonkey 27/03/2015

    This setup would obviously only affect edge cases, particularly those using EA games for testing purposes, and I assume it's to prevent rampant account sharing and such. But why does swapping out a GPU count as a second PC? Surely HWID ought to be smart enough to know the difference between you upgrading your PC and it being swapped for a completely different one in a different location?

    Wonder if he could access other games on Origin, or if the only one blocked was Hardline/the game he'd run on five "different hardware configurations" within 24 hours?
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  • Borderlands: The Handsome Collection has 16GB day one patch on Xbox One

  • VibratingDonkey 26/03/2015

    Why is the PS4 "patch" half the size?
    Has Microsoft not heard of Winzip?
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