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  • PlayStation-exclusive TV series Powers gets launch date

  • YenRug 21/01/2015

    The pilot episode will be free to all PlayStation owners, while the remaining episodes will be free to anyone with a PlayStation Plus subscription.
    Been waiting to hear how it was going to be "priced", was hoping it would be a case of being PS+ subscriber rather than being something else you had to pay for.
    Reply +2
  • An afternoon with the ultimate Star Trek simulator

  • YenRug 07/01/2015

    @lambchop It's probably about the right vintage to match the original series, though. Reply +1
  • Majora's Mask 3D North American Limited Edition includes Skull Kid figurine

  • YenRug 06/01/2015

    @like3cokecans It's the pic that IGN posted on FB when they linked to their story about this limited edition, hadn't seen another pic of the figure outside of the box before I took a closer look at the one on here. Barring the base, it's not drastically different; I'm assuming they're both based on a 3D render that Nintendo created, presumably the biggest difference will be the materials used to make it, guessing some kind of vinyl vs a polystone. Reply 0
  • YenRug 06/01/2015

    A brilliant pic of it here, jealous that they're getting this:

    Reply +2
  • That was quick: people selling New 3DS Ambassador Edition for up to 400 on eBay

  • YenRug 06/01/2015

    @el_pollo_diablo Actually, concert tickets are not the best thing to compare it to; although tickets are often sent out just before the event, they are usually a non-refundable purchase upon completion of the payment process and are not covered by the 14 day cooling off period for long-distance selling regulations. So, once paid for, they are pretty much guaranteed for the buyer barring a cancellation of the event.

    Trust me, I got screwed over by a ticket site who had "early tickets" which their best seat was about halfway to the back of the hall, next day I was able to get third row tickets direct from the venue and was unable to cancel my first ticket.
    Reply 0
  • YenRug 06/01/2015

    Would love it if Nintendo traced who these sellers are and then cancelled their orders, they'd be within their rights to as the contract of sale isn't complete until dispatched. Send the sellers a message saying something along the lines of, "You were offered the opportunity to purchase this system with the expectation that you would cherish the chance to own one early, if you don't wish to own it then the offer has been withdrawn." Reply -7
  • YenRug 06/01/2015

    @Moz Did you manage to avoid import tax? Reply +1
  • Ex-Battlefield devs announce open-world space sim Into the Stars

  • YenRug 06/01/2015

    @xantiriad If you watch the video on their KS page, it does say this funding is just to finish the game and push it out the door; they've probably been self-funding, or limited backing, the project and just need this last chunk o' change to get it done and dusted. Reply 0
  • Sony says sorry for PSN Christmas outage with five days of PS Plus

  • YenRug 02/01/2015

    @jasonchurch Have you taken a look at the ratings of your posts in this thread? Who is being the awkward one that's ignoring what's been answered?

    I explained why Live came up more quickly, you asked me why don't Sony fix that and then used strawman arguments as to why they should have a better network than Microsoft, I pointed out that those points were irrelevant to the situation and then proceeded to ask again aren't they spending more money on making a better network.

    Here's a little tip, all those other products that you keep saying should be funding a better network are losing money for Sony. If you were as clued up as you think you are, you would have known that and have used that in your arguments.

    That's why you're an ignorant arsehole.
    Reply +4
  • YenRug 02/01/2015

    @jasonchurch Again, explain how this makes a difference to how Microsoft were able to cope more readily than Sony, which is what you were complaining about?

    Other than: SPND MOR MONIEZ

    I've answered your question as to why Microsoft recovered more quickly, so why the hell are you still asking for more?
    Reply +1
  • YenRug 02/01/2015

    @jasonchurch I'm sorry, but that's just an idiotic response: please, tell me, what other network services do Sony provide that they could leverage to support PSN? My point was that Microsoft have a network service which is a lot larger than what they provide to just Xbox Live; that much larger network provides redundancy when someone targets a specific section of it, when someone targets PSN that's all that there is to take the brunt of it.

    That Sony produces other products than the PlayStation is an irrelevancy in this case.
    Reply +5
  • YenRug 02/01/2015

    @jasonchurch You do know why Microsoft's network is a lot quicker to respond, don't you? It's because Live uses their Azure network of server farms, which isn't just used for Live but is a commercial server farm for other companies, much like Amazon does. PSN is dedicated purely to its own market and is scaled to support that level of demand and capability; Sony had to spend the time making sure that their servers were back up and running and weren't compromised during the attack, Microsoft were able to switch to other servers and take the effected ones offline. So, yes, you could argue that Sony should increase their capacity, but they will expect the customer to pick up the cost of running idle servers. Reply +18
  • Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker goes on sale two weeks before official release date

  • YenRug 19/12/2014

    Argos, bizarrely, have two listings for it:

    A pre-order at 28.99 (I've just ordered and it said "Order now for delivery within 1 days" during checkout, despite saying it's not released until 9th of January on the item page).

    http://www.argos.co.uk/static/Product/partNumber/325703.htm

    Online/Instore order available now at 34.99.

    http://www.argos.co.uk/static/Product/partNumber/1573347.htm
    Reply +1
  • Hasbro and Jagex's Transformers Universe to close down next month

  • YenRug 16/12/2014

    I tried the initial BETA, was seriously lacking in feedback for your actions and the combat swung back and forth from feeling like you were stomping all over a swarm of ants to instantly feeling like you were bashing your head against a wall. They also had such simple basic flaws as having a sniper weapon, on some characters, with no aiming reticule; you'd be zooming around in third person, hold down the aim button to switch to a first person view and then you had to guess as to whether you were pointing at a target, or not.

    I reported these things over and over again, yet each weekly update would be, "Hey, here's our update, it's more characters for you to try out!"
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  • How to buy a PS4 20th Anniversary Edition console online this week

  • YenRug 15/12/2014

    @menelfirimaner As I mentioned in a reply to someone else, this is the UK's allocation, other countries are getting allocated their own amount of systems to buy through their local sites. Reply 0
  • YenRug 15/12/2014

    @FortysixterUK
    Send in a 'photo of you with a unique bit of Sony PS kit, or your PS collection, and let a group of bods at Sony choose the photo winners.
    What, you mean like the very first competition that they ran to win one of these? If so, you're a bit late to enter it.

    ETA: Seems the competition is, in fact, still running:

    http://playstation20.eu.playstation.com/en_GB/competition
    Reply +1
  • YenRug 15/12/2014

    @Heales You're completely unaware that they are doing offers in other countries then? Spain had 400 of them, being auctioned off for charity. The UK seems to have had around 800-1000 allocated, no idea how many the US have had, but that still leaves several thousand from the 12,300 production run for other countries. Reply +3
  • Square Enix confirms Microsoft will publish Rise of the Tomb Raider

  • YenRug 09/12/2014

    @Machiavellian Do you mean this Mass Effect 1 on the PS3 as part of the Mass Effect Trilogy?

    http://www.amazon.co.uk/Electronic-Arts-Mass-Effect-Trilogy/dp/B00AAT4S1I
    Reply +1
  • YenRug 09/12/2014

    For anyone still worried it won't show up on other systems, you're missing the carefully chosen words in the statements given, particularly:

    Yes, Microsoft will be publishing Rise of the Tomb Raider on Xbox.
    No mention of who will be publishing on other formats, just a specific statement of one specific situation.
    Reply +7
  • Destiny alert: this week's Nightfall and Heroic strikes are locked behind The Dark Below DLC

  • YenRug 09/12/2014

    @NobbyWallis Odd, I could have sworn they all paid to play Destiny... Reply +8
  • YenRug 09/12/2014

    @CoburnAlpha People aren't asking to play the strike that's in the DLC, they're asking to be able to play a Nightfall strike that isn't part of the DLC. Reply +9
  • YenRug 09/12/2014

    So glad my boredom with Destiny finally kicked in the weekend before Dragon Age came out! I had absolutely no plans to buy the over-priced DLC, now my fears have been completely realised. Reply +13
  • Dragon Age: Inquisition bug preventing companion banter

  • YenRug 27/11/2014

    Video of a fun little bug that I experienced:

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  • Frontier outlines Elite: Dangerous refund policy following offline mode backlash

  • YenRug 20/11/2014

    @Electric_Bones A little tip for you, authentication via a logon server is a form of DRM; it is, literally, Management of your Right to use a Digital product. It doesn't need a third-party app to monitor you, when the main game won't work without a logon to the game servers. Reply +5
  • YenRug 20/11/2014

    @ithis I suppose I should have said "primarily" an MMO, then. I was considering trying the online single player, but always had the thought of falling back on the offline mode if I found it wasn't to my liking.

    It's only now that I'm realising the relevance of certain things that I'd not paid much attention to, e.g. insurance; I'd been thinking that, if I got blown up, I'd just quit out and reload my last save, but now it's obvious that this is a persistent universe and there's no way for me to save and reload. Also, if I don't play for a while, when I come back on I might find that the universe, relatively, has changed dramatically and I'll have no idea how to proceed with what I was doing when I last played.

    These sorts of things are what I'm now finding myself uncomfortable with, making me doubt whether I really want to play this new version of Elite.

    Annoyingly, my HOTAS joystick arrived in the post (ordered back in August) this morning...
    Reply +6
  • YenRug 20/11/2014

    @melnificent Just seeing an empty public folder. :( Reply +2
  • YenRug 20/11/2014

    @adscott From:

    https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1461411552/elite-dangerous

    Pledge 60 or more

    374 backers

    Physical DRM-free boxed edition of "Elite: Dangerous" plus all rewards above (please note: the disc in the pack is simply an alternative way to install the game - it will have the same online account code whether installed off disc or downloaded digitally).
    Estimated delivery: Mar 2014
    Ships anywhere in the world
    Notice the part I bolded in that quote? So, no, they have not fulfilled the promised rewards offered to backers; they may not call it DRM, but if it "walks like a duck and quacks like a duck"...
    Reply +108
  • YenRug 20/11/2014

    I have to admit, I wasn't aware that it was being considered to be an MMO; I knew it was going to have an online option, but never intended to play multiplayer other than possibly joining up with any friends I might find playing it for the "instanced" version. Now, the question is, was it wilful ignorance on my part, or not?

    Generally, I've not read a lot in the newsletters, but that's mainly been because if the title of a subject has been talking about multiplayer I've avoided it, knowing it's not going to be of interest. That's probably what's put me in the position of not being aware that the multiplayer focus was shaping the mechanics of how the universe was going to be handled; I'd always assumed that the universe would be running on your own PC, but if you were playing an online character then you would get regular feedback from the game's servers which would be reflected in that version of your universe.

    At no point did I think that the game's universe would be residing on remote servers, which is what I feel is where they've mishandled their communication of this situation.
    Reply +87
  • Elite: Dangerous ditches planned offline mode

  • YenRug 17/11/2014

    @PlugMonkey Except, that's exactly what people were expecting from the offline mode, realistically.

    OK, FD said they were hoping that they could, possibly, implement some kind of dynamic development of the universe in offline mode, but everyone realised that that was a long stretch even when initially proposed.
    Reply +1
  • YenRug 17/11/2014

    @PlugMonkey As someone who used to play the original Frontier, it was quite possible to be doing small scale trade runs and be jumping back and forth between stations at 5-10 minute intervals, usually dependant upon random events such as pirates attacking you. That game worked perfectly well running on my Amiga with only 4MB of RAM, loading off a floppy disk, but now FD are saying that my 16GB RAM PC with 1TB HDD can't model the game's universe in any shape or form?

    As to dumping you back to the menu screen, tell me, what do most games do when they decide that they can no longer detect your internet connection? I know Destiny dumps me back to orbit, every so often, and every once in a while it can be so bad that I have to be dumped to the login screen; so, no, assuming you'll get dumped back to the menu screen is not unrealistic in the slightest, not unless FD actually explain what will happen if your connection does go down during your playtime.
    Reply +4
  • YenRug 17/11/2014

    @PlugMonkey They've clarified that this "time to time" is for things like trading at space stations, so it's not a case of, "Oh, let me get today's updates then I'll be good for the rest of the day," it's more like, "OK, just spent 5 minutes flying from this station to this other station, but now the game's dumped me back to the menu screen because I'm no longer connected to the internet!" Reply +4
  • How Assassin's Creed: Unity's micro-transactions work

  • YenRug 14/11/2014

    @FireMonkey But the developers weren't forced to adjust the mechanics of a game to encourage you to pay that money, were they? Reply +5
  • YenRug 14/11/2014

    @skowhegan EG really need to implement a -5 score modifier to any retail priced game which includes "micro"-transactions, when devs stop getting their bonuses based on review ratings I'm sure they'll start telling their publishers that it's gone too far. Reply +4
  • Destiny's first expansion The Dark Below takes aim at story criticism

  • YenRug 29/10/2014

    Harold Ryan: Have you done the Thorn exotic quest?
    No, because I don't fucking do PVP!
    Reply +56
  • New Nintendo 3DS review

  • YenRug 19/10/2014

    @Moz I've been thinking about that, too, just questions of whether they may have introduced country levels of region locking and import taxes on top of the purchase price. Reply 0
  • YenRug 19/10/2014

    @RyanDS Whilst I'm not impressed with this, I suspect it's actually more about Nintendo's "family friendly" stance. By making a charge, so it appears on your CC billing, it should help with parent's noticing if their kids have snuck their card and unlocked the filter without their permission; as to the amount of the charge, I'm hoping that it's just Nintendo covering the cost of the card transaction, rather than profiting from it. Reply +7
  • Halo: The Master Chief Collection has 20GB day one patch to unlock multiplayer

  • YenRug 17/10/2014

    If you pre-order/download MCC, you will also download content update pre-release. Just make sure you enable auto updates on XB1
    Why not make it available as a general download BEFORE release, then? Why only restrict it to digital pre-orders? It's not like it's going to work without the disc, is it?
    Reply 0
  • Bungie pays tribute to Destiny's famous loot cave

  • YenRug 15/10/2014

    @Ferral Ah, in that case, then, they were just being dicks about it. Your post made it sound like you were standing near where they were shooting, rather than where they were shooting from, you're completely justified in being pissed off with them. Reply 0
  • YenRug 15/10/2014

    @Ferral Actually, you were a "threat" to their loot farming; by standing too close to the spawn area, you prevent the mobs from respawning. Whilst they couldn't damage you, they were shooting you to try to make you realise that you needed to move on. Reply +1
  • Alien vs. Predator (2000) free on GOG until Friday

  • YenRug 15/10/2014

    I signed up for the Witcher Adventures CCG beta, which was kind of meant to be a GOG Galaxy beta, too. Unfortunately, every time I tried to play the Witcher game I couldn't find enough people to launch it...

    Been waiting for the proper Galaxy launch, though, so signed up to this as well.
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  • Sony's PS4-streaming smartphone gets a US release date

  • YenRug 09/10/2014

    @Stepharneo I know, I was meaning that they do it officially... Reply +1
  • YenRug 09/10/2014

    Now, Sony, here is what you do next:

    1. Create a similar mount that can hold the PS Vita.

    2. Allow DS4's to work alongside the PS Vita in Remote Play.
    Reply +16
  • 3DS system update adds themes, image share tool

  • YenRug 07/10/2014

    OK, not overly impressed at the prices, but I had to get rid of the horrible, boring grey expanse and went for the Zelda one.

    One slight problem, however, by default this is the view that you see:




    Not the nice, character filled, view of the castle, but a bloody brick wall instead. You have to scroll to the right to make the background move, great idea, Nintendo...
    Reply +7
  • Demon's Souls still feels fresher than its "Dark" successors

  • YenRug 03/10/2014

    Glad to hear it's not just me, then. I really tried to get into Dark Souls, but I just never really felt like I was making any real progress, it was always a case of nibbling away at the areas I couldn't get at; Demon's Souls, however, tended to be case of being able to make a good chunk of progress each time you made your character level up followed by figuring out when you'd hit your limit once more. Reply +12
  • Bungie nerfs Destiny's magical loot farming Treasure Cave

  • YenRug 25/09/2014

    Scout Rifles will be buffed: "Scouts just aren't hitting hard enough today when compared to other precision weapons. We'll be addressing this soon."
    So, when they nerfed them, following the Beta, they've now realised they screwed up and shouldn't have?
    Reply +6
  • New lighting tech debunks moon landing conspiracy theories

  • YenRug 20/09/2014

    Where's the Wizard?

    Oh, that's right, it's a PC...

    ;)


    EDIT: Wow, who's the crankypants who forgot to put on their sense of humour this morning? It's a joke, not a dig at PC's, hence the wink smiley.
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  • The first Dragon Quest launches on iOS and Android

  • YenRug 11/09/2014

    Yeah, I jumped in, normally I would think several times before deciding whether to buy a SE mobile game (usually not), but at this price I felt it worth giving them "feedback" on decent pricing. Reply 0
  • Microsoft UK confirms it is behind cheeky Destiny fragrance ad

  • YenRug 05/09/2014

    So, what will Microsoft's response be when Sony start advertising their new Tom Braider fragrance? Can we expect lawsuits or will they just laugh it off? Reply +3
  • Skate 3 gets reprinted following its recent YouTube popularity

  • YenRug 28/08/2014

    What does the moron say before he dies?

    "Hi, I'm Pewdiepie!" probably...
    Reply +2
  • Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor Season Pass detailed

  • YenRug 18/08/2014

    @Mar27w Odd you should say that, Activision announced that the level of pre-orders was dropping off, for their games, so they're having to re-evaluate how to predict likely success of their games. See, people do get it. Eventually... Reply +3