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  • A schism tears unofficial legacy World of Warcraft service Elysium apart

  • Xensor 17/10/2017

    How does the saying go again... "Power corrupts, absolute power corrupts absolutely". It's a damn shame as, while personally I've never been interested in vanilla servers, i can see the appeal to certain groups and things like this will not only erode trust in the 3rd party servers but also force Blizzard's hand even more to come down even harder on these unofficial server. A few people get greedy and everyone loses. Reply 0
  • "Is that a space station in your pocket, or are you just pleased to see me?"

  • Xensor 09/10/2017

    It looks interesting but as a mobile game i do wonder if the game is designed to be played in short bursts of 5-15 mins or it expects a higher level of commitment ala EVE? Reply 0
  • Battle.net renamed Blizzard Battle.net

  • Xensor 14/08/2017

    Slightly ham-fisted in the end but it puts the point they are trying to make across without getting rid of one of the most recognised names in online PC gaming. Reply +16
  • Overwatch is decreasing duplicate loot and adding new highlight options

  • Xensor 23/06/2017

    I'm a sucker for these god-forsaken loot boxes, every event i'm there forking out actual cash for this shit and every event i rage at the ridiculous numbers of duplicates i get. It's my own fault, i should know better but splash the cash anyway like Pavlov's dog salivating to a bell. Reply 0
  • Detroit: Become Human tweet swiftly removed after poking fun at Xbox

  • Xensor 23/06/2017

    Anyone moaning about this is a fucking precious little snowflake. For gods sake can't you poke a bit of fun at your competitors now and then? But nooooo, dare not have even the slightly possibility of competition in case we upset someones ridiculously thin-skinned sensibilities about a fucking games console!

    Please everyone line up to receive your well-earned and well-deserved participation medal, everyone's a winner!
    Reply -5
  • Need for Speed Payback is EA's next racer

  • Xensor 02/06/2017

    Explosions? Check. Tuned cars chasing trucks? Check. Orange Lamborghini? Check. Literally Fast and Furious the videogame. Reply +4
  • Discovering a new magical moment in VR

  • Xensor 15/03/2017

    @chriscook My thoughts exactly on seeing the gif :) Reply 0
  • Peter Moore leaving EA to take up CEO position at Liverpool FC

  • Xensor 28/02/2017

    Well... This was unexpected :P Liverpool tattoo incoming? :) Reply +18
  • Ubisoft picks up DJ Hero, Guitar Hero Live dev FreeStyle Games

  • Xensor 18/01/2017

    Nice to see a bit of not negative news about the game dev industry in the UK. I wouldn't go as far as to say positive tho until we see how it pans out... Reply +21
  • Nintendo denies Paper Mario: Color Splash joke references "online hate campaign"

  • Xensor 23/06/2016

    What the fuck is wrong with people? Anything-gate = Gamergate = hatred towards Zoe Quinn? Really? You honestly think Nintendo meant that? Fuck off. Reply +118
  • Gran Turismo Sport is looking much, much better

  • Xensor 15/06/2016

    As much as i am a Polyphony fanboy, I want to know if we will seem dynamic weather and a proper day-night cycle for endurance racing. If i want to start a 24 hour Nürburgring race in a torrential rainstorm, can i?? :) Reply +2
  • Nostalrius team meets Blizzard and says company wants legacy WOW servers

  • Xensor 09/06/2016

    @melnificent
    Is that enough for you in all honesty? Would it keep your interest up in the long term? Something like the Barrens chat was a confluence of design that can't be replicated beyond vanilla imho so would a server permanently fixed at patch 1.11 be enough to keep you going for say 2 years?
    Reply +2
  • Xensor 09/06/2016

    @drhickman1983
    You're right that side of the game does still exist, guilds are still a thing and always will be. However humans will pretty much always take the path of least resistance if they can, i doubt there many people currently playing the game who get a team together using the old school town crier method (although saying that i did see shoutouts in Legion beta but i dunno if that'll carry over). It's just so much easier to click a button and 10 minutes later be in a dungeon with zero effort involved rather than spend a half hour looking for a goddamn healer! :) Not better tho, just easier.

    I do miss what WoW meant to me back in the day, just like i miss what FF7 meant to me the first time i played through it. I miss being in a guild with friends and going raiding and getting those first kills and hearing the cheering on teamspeak. Those were some good days :)
    Reply +1
  • Xensor 09/06/2016

    OK so lets say that Blizzard release a vanilla only server, patched upto 1.11 so it has all the vanilla raids and content upto Naxx. Would you honestly, hand on heart says that after a year of no new content you'd still be logging in to grind the same raids for no new loot or the same battlegrounds for no rewards? Remember this is vanilla so no death knights, no monks, no Illidan, no Lich King, nature resistance as an item stat, no alliance shaman, no horde pallys, requiring 8 FULLY GEARED tanks for the 4 Horsemen etc etc. Honestly would you want to go back to the old low-poly models for your toons?

    IMHO there are far too many rose-tinted specs being worn for this - i too would like back some of the old magic that i felt when i first started raiding at the end of vanilla then full-time in TBC but i'm well aware that a lot of that magic was the people i raided with and to a certain extent the journey through the story. My personal favourite raids came in TBC and TLK and i was never a fan of world pvp so for me vanilla servers would be interesting for a couple of months at most but i, an i suspect a majority of WoW players, have neither the time nor the inclination to put in the effort to see all the content.

    I've listened to a lot that Kungen has had to say on this and he speaks very passionately about how hard it was back then, how only 0.1% of the player base even saw the inside of Naxx let alone get past the first trash which was as tough as bosses in earlier raids. Was this really a good thing? Do you want to grind BWL, ZG and AQ40 for months to get geared enough to even enter Naxx? Don't forget about the very expensive and time-consuming alchemy which was absolutely required to even attempt the hard stuff.

    Kungen also repeatedly showed a video that supposedly shows the difference between vanilla and WoD - the vanilla part was mass open-world pvp set to some epic music and cut to look fantastic. The WoD was some fairly dull dude in his garrison talking about some follower quests with no music or any embellishment. This comparison is, in a word, bullshit. If he had compared open-world pvp in WoD to open-world pvp in vanilla then fine, i'm all for that. But comparing it to a system which didn't exist in vanilla and more importantly doesn't replace open-world pvp is a garbage argument and proves nothing.

    Saying all this, i will however agree that Blizzard has gone to far to be accommodating to casuals than it should have done. I always thought that forcing people to make instance groups in a city then run to the instance was a good way of generating that initial camaraderie, encouraging talk and stopping the people dropping after the first wipe whilst shouting "FUKIN NOOBS GIT GUD!" Blizzard basically turned WoW into a single-player online rpg where you don't need to actually interact with another human to complete most of the content including raids. They went too far. But i don't think vanilla only servers are the answer.
    Reply +3
  • APB Reloaded hits Xbox One - with a £115 "micro"-transaction

  • Xensor 03/06/2016

    Is Koch Media part of the Koch brothers empire? Reply 0
  • Blizzard responds to WOW Nostalrius pirate/private server closure

  • Xensor 26/04/2016

    Official WoW is slowly bleeding out yet here was a pirate server that had as many active users as Eve Online. If Blizzard do not sit up and take notice of what the fans of WoW ACTUALLY WANT, rather than what they think they want, then the permanent decline of WoW will continue unabated. Reply +11
  • Why virtual reality is the future

  • Xensor 03/04/2016

    Ah how I've missed your unique view of the world Ellie :) Reply +2
  • It looks like Naughty Dog used Assassin's Creed artwork for the new Uncharted 4 trailer

  • Xensor 24/02/2016

    D....RAMA! :P Or not really and will no doubt get changed before attack lawyers are launched. Reply +8
  • Uncharted 4 PS4 gets a Drakeover

  • Xensor 04/02/2016

    @camo_kill Because something something cool and edgy? :P Reply +7
  • Overwatch's post-release heroes and maps will be free

  • Xensor 08/12/2015

    @boot93 That's highly unlikely as it would cause the community to fracture. I think the only monetisation will come from cosmetic items - skins, pets, maybe boosters but first they'd have to introduce a robust progression system. Whatever happens this announcement is a good thing! Reply 0
  • This War of Mine: The Little Ones is coming to consoles in January

  • Xensor 02/12/2015

    How to make one of the bleakest "games" ever even more miserable and bleak and heart wrenching! And so damn compelling. Reply +1
  • Command & Conquer Red Alert 2 free on Origin

  • Xensor 16/09/2015

    Well I guess they must have run out of copies as the link to download is not even there for me. That's how the internet works right? Reply 0
  • Meet the man cleaning up after the Godus disaster

  • Xensor 17/07/2015

    There's a man with his head screwed on right! I like his blunt honesty, hopefully he can turn it around for 22cans. For all Molyneux's many many faults, I've always thought his heart was in the right place. He just needs a big voice repeatedly shouting at him to not be such a blathering idiot and just go code. Reply +20
  • Dragon Quest Builders looks a lot like Minecraft

  • Xensor 08/07/2015

    @chucklepie

    I'd guess the answers go something like this:

    1 - Of course, our brand new matrix-delineated temporal upscaler will make the internally rendered 720p look as good as any 1080p game!
    2 - 100% 60fps*
    3 - We are looking into adding both female AND non-caucasian characters in future DLC!
    4 - One month DLC??? How about Day ZERO DLC! And as a thank you to our fans, only £9.99**!!


    * - In menus and loading screens only
    ** - Rising to £14.99 on day 1
    Reply +4
  • Gears of War 4 announced, gameplay footage revealed

  • Xensor 15/06/2015

    Agreed, the lead character was another vacuous hyper-muscular grunt because we all love playing that stereotype 12 times a year. It looks... old, not in graphics which were ok but nothing to write home about but the gameplay was distinctly last decade. Oh and the whole "superstorm" thing magically disappeared as soon as they went inside. Poor imho. Reply +2
  • Diablo 3 third anniversary adds cow level on PC, PS4, Xbox One

  • Xensor 15/05/2015

    Don't have a cow man! Reply +38
  • Star Wars Battlefront screens

  • Xensor 17/04/2015

    Looks very nice, however are these actual in-gameplay shots, "in-engine" shots or target render bullshots?? :) Reply +1
  • CVG to close

  • Xensor 19/12/2014

    Another old school UK gaming brand, another part of my formative gaming years disappears. Damn i feel old :( Reply +11
  • Apple required Papers, Please to censor its nudity

  • Xensor 12/12/2014

    It looks like Zardoz was right all along... Reply +1
  • The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt delayed again, now due May 2015

  • Xensor 08/12/2014

    After the buggy messes for so many games recently I'm perfectly fine with them taking the time needed to make sure what they sell works on day one. Nothing like a buggy mess of a game to dampen enthusiasm! Reply +2
  • Lost Ark continues to look incredible

  • Xensor 21/11/2014

    Ain't gonna lie, that looks fucking AWESOME. The tripod system looks next level compared to the rune system in D3, the cinematic dungeon is a great spectacle piece (yes i realise if you farm the dungeon that spectacle will become boring but fuck you Debbie Downer!) some of the moves look brutally stupendous and visually it's better than anything in its class. Why the fuck is this not available outside Korea, they would sell millions. Reply +4
  • Fractured Space launches on Steam Early Access

  • Xensor 20/11/2014

    Space combat on an unprecedented scale
    Yeah about that... EVE says hi :) Also one of the things about MOBAs is fast movement, this looks fairly static or at least slow paced. Could be interesting if you are more the captain of your ship giving orders rather than the pilot directly flying.
    Reply 0
  • Make every bullet count

  • Xensor 19/11/2014

    I have yet to play This War of Mine but thematically it reminds me of Papers Please, another game where you have to do what you need to do just to survive, to keep you family feed and healthy. Morally ambiguous choices, turning a blind eye to the suffering of others or even causing that suffering just to survive and then living with the soul-rotting consequences - there are not enough games like this! Reply +5
  • Assassin's Creed: Unity's PC system requirements revealed

  • Xensor 24/10/2014

    My current system specs:

    i7 930 @ 2.80Ghz (4 years old! didn't realise that :P)
    GTX 670
    12 GB DDR3 @ 800MHz

    So assuming that the i5-2500K is a faster chip than my i7, it looks like I fail to meet the minimum specs for everything except the amount of RAM. And yet AssCreed 4 ran fine when whacked up to the max. I don't understand what Ubi are doing.
    Reply 0
  • The Evil Within's TGS trailer adds a touch of class

  • Xensor 17/09/2014

    "Pre-order for the Fighting Chance Pack!"

    Lemme think... how about NO.
    Reply +6
  • Fancy-pants FIFA 15 TV ad is virtual reality football

  • Xensor 12/09/2014

    I must say i did find it very interesting that the first thing to happen in the Madden ad was a bit of domestic violence... almost like it's expected with anything related to the NFL :P The FIFA ad was actually quite good, shame playing the game is nothing like that! Reply -4
  • Xbox One's Japanese launch musters half sales of Xbox 360

  • Xensor 10/09/2014

    I'd be interested to know the demographics of the people who bought those Xbox Ones, I'd suspect a sizeable proportion would have been bought by westerners who live in Japan. In a country obsessed by miniaturisation an even larger console box will not go down well! Reply +54
  • The Witcher 3 includes Gwent, a Hearthstone-esque card game

  • Xensor 16/08/2014

    I think the issue here is one of expectation, possibly unreasonable consumer expectation, vs the actuality of running a game development business.

    Now we can all agree that CDPR have said time and again that they will not have different versions of their game for different systems, no exclusivity within the game. The announcement of these additions to the XB1 collectors edition does not change this fact. The game will have the same content across all the systems.

    The actuality of running a business like CDPR is simple - everything costs money. The global advertising budget for a game a big as Witcher 3 will be huge. Microsoft are currently throwing money around like candy in the hopes of getting any exclusivity deal they can find for the XB1 in the hopes of making up the lost ground on the PS4. I would not be surprised if MS offered CDPR a sack of money to make exclusive in-game content for W3, which CDPR would have rejected. However the card decks are not exclusive in-game content so adding this to the XB1 CE is not breaking their vow, no matter how much it might feel like it is. Microsoft would have offered them a big money sombrero for something, anything that they can use as a differentiation for the XB1 CE verion of the game and CDPR have given them that something in exchange for Microsoft's marketing muscle in some form.

    However the major issue for CDPR right now is one of perception - what does this deal look like to the average CDPR consumer who has read time and again that CDPR only does parity across platforms. This will be perceived as a complete betrayal of that ideal (even though it isn't really), the pedestal the CPR currently sit on will be swept away by the tidal wave of internet rage and everyone who held CDPR up as the one beacon of fairness in the industry will realise that they are just a business, perhaps not on the level of an EA or Acitvision, but a business nonetheless.

    Personally, I think this was a bad move CDPR, yes they will have a short-term gain but longer term they had the best reputation in the gaming industry bar none and now it will be permanently tarnished, even if that tarnish is unfair from a purely logical standpoint.
    Reply +6
  • Sony's Gamescom 2014 briefing

  • Xensor 12/08/2014

    Why does it feel that Sony just have more... stuff.. to show? Reply 0
  • Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare multiplayer reveal

  • Xensor 11/08/2014

    A whole day earlier? I'm salivating! :P Reply 0
  • Xensor 11/08/2014

    It seems everything's enhanced my the new exo-movement :P Does it enhance toilet movements? :) Reply 0
  • Xensor 11/08/2014

    Call of Duty: The Sims :) Reply 0
  • Xensor 11/08/2014

    I want a gun that shoots other guns and they shoot electrified homing exploding bees. Reply 0
  • Xensor 11/08/2014

    Sooo... like BF4 battlepacks? Reply 0
  • Xensor 11/08/2014

    Sooo... Titanfall without the Titans? :P Reply 0
  • Titanfall PC removes CTF and Pilot Hunter from public playlists

  • Xensor 20/05/2014

    I didn't know until I read this article. Does that make me a bad person? :-P Reply +26
  • Trippy optical illusion-based FPS VizionEck is coming to PS4

  • Xensor 09/05/2014

    It looks like the anti-Antichamber :P Reply +3
  • Wolfenstein: The New Order Panzerhund Edition doesn't include the game

  • Xensor 26/03/2014

    @Eldritch It was a business 20 years ago, now it's something far more predatory and exploitative. Reply +3
  • Xensor 26/03/2014

    £100 for a box of tat you'll look at once, a plastic statuette and no game? Bargain! Now all we need are pre-order exclusives, the opportunity to buy one of the statue legs and one of the postcards for £30, a season pass for new postcards for the low low price of £20, additional mountain dew branded dogtag dlc, a mandatory install of the new Bethesda game launcher/shop/advertising platform, and the ultra deluxe £300 version with night-vision goggles!

    What the fuck has happened to gaming???
    Reply +9
  • Now European Commission investigates free-to-play games

  • Xensor 28/02/2014

    Looks like policy makers are finally starting to wake to the serious problems with so-called "free to play" games. Now if they can just legislate for crimes against gaming such as Dungeon Keeper mobile... Reply +64