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  • Horizon Zero Dawn review

  • YenRug 20/02/2017

    Specifically addresses "open-world burnout" in most games and that Horizon avoids most of those problems.
    Reply +7
  • YenRug 20/02/2017

    This is far, far from a bad game
    So, why the overly negative bias of the review?

    It seems that the reviewer has more of a problem with it not striking a chord with him, rather than anything else; to me that reads more as burnout with gaming in general, recognising familiar mechanics, with no real attempt to cover whether they have done anything different with them.

    A slight example, from the "Kinda Funny Games" playthrough video, they mention that after being scanned robot sentries reveal their patrol routes through your character's headset, thus allowing you to immediately figure out where would be the best place to carry out an ambush. Logically, this makes sense, technology defeating technology, but the big gameplay difference is that you don't have to waste (sometimes significant amounts of) time observing an enemy, mentally plotting out their route, figuring out where is best to strike and then waiting for the enemy to complete their patrol circuit before you can strike.

    Some people might argue that it makes things too simple, but a lot more people would complain about how long these things take and hold you up when you're trying to make progress.
    Reply 0
  • Disney ditches Pewdiepie after anti-semitic stunt

  • YenRug 16/02/2017

    PewDiePie is basically an idiot for not carrying out self-censorship, he knew the content of the Fiverr video was controversial, he expresses shock that they went ahead and did what he asked of them. What he should have done, before posting it, was block out the text on their sign; at the end of the day, he wanted to confirm that Fiverr would do anything, they proved that they would be and he then compounded things by openly displaying it on his own channel, thus proving that he is equally willing to do anything.

    So, it comes down to this, did he simply want to confirm that other people would do something controversial, or did he want to do something controversial himself?

    If it was the former, he's simply an idiot and only has himself to blame for failing to avoid a controversy; if it's the latter, congratulations, he's done exactly that. Either way, he is ultimately responsible for the results, it only comes down to whether it was intentional or unintentional, he cannot go around denying that it was anything to do with him.
    Reply +5
  • Nintendo Switch's bundled Joy-Con grip doesn't charge controllers

  • YenRug 16/01/2017

    @VideoGameAddict25 All I've heard so far, regarding the online sub, is $5 per month. Presumably that will equate to £5 a month...

    Not heard anything about whether there will be annual passes, like PS+ or Xbox Live.
    Reply 0
  • YenRug 16/01/2017

    @_TheDarkSide_ Reply +1
  • YenRug 16/01/2017

    Does seem kind of ridiculous, why go to the effort of creating two completely different capabilities for the same item? It means you will have to remove and reconnect the Joy-Cons every time they run out of power, which makes a nonsense of Nintendo's claim that the Switch is a home console first and foremost; if it was a console first, you would make it as easy as possible to keep the Joy-Cons charged up, whilst disconnected from the base unit.

    Making the supplied Joy-Con grip non-chargeable proves that it's ultimately intended as a money grab, sooner or later they expect you to fork over the extra money to make it more convenient to keep them charged.
    Reply +3
  • Nintendo Switch out 3rd March for £279.99

  • YenRug 13/01/2017

    Jap price + 20% tax is £257.20. Reply +19
  • YenRug 13/01/2017

    Oh yeah, Japanese Yen Price converts to £214.33. Reply +26
  • YenRug 13/01/2017

    $299.99 is currently £246.74, so a £250 pricepoint is possible, depending on how they decide to handle taxes/screwing us over.

    EDIT: Jesus, I was posting this quickly on here whilst also posting live commentary in a Facebook group, with only about 2 hours sleep, it wasn't meant to be some detailed analysis of various international taxation systems. I am perfectly aware that US prices are quoted without sales tax, I was also under the impression that Japanese prices are quoted without tax, too, which seemed to be semi-confirmed by someone in the Facebook group who is living out there when he said it was costing him around Y32K.

    I know that traditionally Nintendo base their EU pricing upon conversions from the US pricing, but when I saw that the US price came in just under the £250 sweetspot I simply wondered if maybe they would decide to bite the bullet to try and hit it. When I then converted, and posted, the Japanese price it seemed even more realistic to consider the possibility.

    Nice of those who couldn't be bothered to be here at the time to neg me into oblivion.
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  • Sega's new Valkyria game is coming to the west next spring

  • YenRug 14/12/2016

    Ah crap, they've basically gone and ruined it. What is it with devs thinking that realtime always improves things? The people that liked the original liked its semi-turnbased version of combat, choosing which character to move in order and where to best place them at the end of their turn, it was essentially a puzzle game working out efficiencies rather than an absolute solution. Instead we now have a party-based realtime hack'n'slash style game, with pausing to select and setup specials...

    Go to 3m 15s for start of the combat.
    Reply +11
  • YenRug 14/12/2016

    What is it with Japanese trailers almost always consisting of cut scenes and no sign of gameplay, even when a game is almost, or even, complete?

    At the end, there are YouTube links to gameplay videos, so why not give even a hint of how the game plays, instead of showing how emo your protagonist is going to be?
    Reply +3
  • Black Friday deals for Friday 25th November

  • YenRug 25/11/2016

    @riceNpea Ermmm, because it's cheaper elsewhere? Seems like a perfectly good reason not to mention it, to me. Reply +3
  • Battleborn is £3.85

  • YenRug 24/11/2016

    Well, tried to buy it several times. ShopTo's site kept falling over, forgetting I was logged in and randomly emptied my basket several times; got to the checkout once and it failed to load the payment page, when I next refreshed it the game had sold out. ShopTo have probably doubled the active playerbase by themselves. Reply +2
  • UK retailer wants you to buy Nintendo Switch for £198.50 right now

  • YenRug 23/11/2016

    @smallblueslime And on top of that, I suspect the production scale will be considerably higher than that of a niche high-end Android gaming tablet, thus lowering production costs. I don't have figures, but I wouldn't be surprised if the 2 million launch quantity of the Switch exceeds the lifetime sales of the K1. Reply 0
  • Ubisoft execs deny insider trading accusations

  • YenRug 16/11/2016

    It's normal, at executive level, that any shares awarded by, or owned in, the company they work for must be sold in pre-arranged quantities and on dates set around six months in advance. This stops executives acting on such information as has been presented in this case; that means they would have had to have known the delays were coming 9 months in advance of their announcement, whilst not impossible it makes it extrememly unlikely. Whether they've followed these rules, or not, is a different matter, but they're usually quite rigidly enforced. Reply 0
  • Zelda: Breath of the Wild to miss Nintendo Switch launch

  • YenRug 15/11/2016

    @StooMonster No patches for cartridge games? The 3DS would like to have a word with you, point out the error of your ways... Reply +11
  • YenRug 15/11/2016

    @LLJaf OK, where did you get the pro controller being in the bundle from? The original story posted yesterday stated the £250 bundle will be expanded storage memory and a game, the only mention of a pro controller was that it was going to cost £39.99. Reply 0
  • YenRug 15/11/2016

    Eurogamer understands that Nintendo has elected not to demo this version any further to avoid fans become bored of the same vertical slice which has been polished for public consumption.
    Hah! Public consumption? The handful of people (relatively speaking) who've been able to get hands on with the demo at shows?

    Release the demo on the Wii U eShop, then you can talk about public consumption.
    Reply +8
  • Nintendo Switch - games list, specs, release and everything we know about the new hardware

  • YenRug 23/10/2016

    @Dan234 IGN's NVC podcast stated that due to its physical size, as well as the likely low resolution display density resulting from that, makes the Switch a really bad fit for being used in a VR headset, would be worse than using a mid-range mobile phone in one of those cheap VR rigs you can pick up. Reply +2
  • YenRug 23/10/2016

    @kirinnokoshin There is no second screen functionality for BOTW on the Wii U demos that have been shown, so far, and I believe it's been confirmed that will be the case come launch.

    That was posited as being an indicator that the NX would not have second screen options, knowing it would involve too much engineering to create two different gameplay styles on top of the open world development they've had to come up with.
    Reply +1
  • YenRug 23/10/2016

    @Auntie_Social Seeing as Nvidia had a Shield Mk 2 tablet prototype, believed to be using the X2 chipset, undergoing testing with the FCC and they withdrew it from the licensing process stating "business reasons", it doesn't seem unreasonable to assume that they thought better of it trying to sell their own tablet when they could be paid by Nintendo to build one for them, instead. So, yes, they already ditched the Shield line. Reply +6
  • Nintendo refuses to say whether Switch has a touchscreen

  • YenRug 21/10/2016

    So, you took a whole article to articulate what I wrote in two paragraphs in yesterday's comments? The "message" was about the controller options, they're staying "on message". Reply -3
  • Everything new in the Nintendo Switch trailer

  • YenRug 20/10/2016

    With regard to the attached video, I wouldn't rule out it having a touchscreen. Whilst it's not demonstrated in the reveal video, I suspect the intention was to demonstrate the different ways the Joycons and Procontoller can be used with it, to then show it has touchscreen options as well would confuse the "message" that they wanted to get across.

    Remember, they did something similar with the Wii U, when they revealed that they only showed the controller at their E3 conference, avoiding showing the base unit as it was too similar to the Wii; admittedly, that then ended up confusing some people, as they assumed it was an accessory for the Wii, but that's the kind of "on message" campaign that some advertising companies work on.

    EDIT: WTF? Someone negged me because I said it could have a touch screen? Some people really need to get their heads out of their arses.

    And, oh, look...

    When asked if the Nintendo Switch will have touchscreen support, Nintendo declined to comment.

    "We will make additional announcements about the Nintendo Switch hardware later, before the launch of the product," Nintendo told IGN.
    In other words, they're not talking about other aspects of the hardware yet, does that sound familiar? It's almost as if it got mentioned just a few lines further up the screen.....
    Reply -2
  • NX is now Nintendo Switch, a portable console with detachable controllers

  • YenRug 20/10/2016

    Nintendo Switch world premiere demonstrates new entertainment experiences from a home gaming system Reply 0
  • YenRug 20/10/2016

    I'm sold. Reply +2
  • Destiny bug denies top streamers Hard Mode raid world first

  • YenRug 19/10/2016

    @Mhoey *ahem*

    an invisible perimeter

    EDIT: Hmmmm, I wonder who negged this particular piece of evidence of lack of reading comprehension?
    Reply -1
  • Big changes are coming to The Division

  • YenRug 22/09/2016

    @jabberwocky The previous announcement about 1.4 made it reasonably clear that they're intending to make the non-DZ areas viable, reintroducing wandering bosses, etc. Presumably, the idea will be that you only go into the DZ if you want to partake of PvP, no longer a necessity for gearing up. Hopefully that turns out to be the case, in practise. Reply +3
  • Darkest Dungeon lights up PS4, Vita next month

  • YenRug 03/08/2016

    There was a pre-order page up for it earlier, been taken down now, but I think it was listed at £17.99.

    From my browser history:!/en-gb/games/darkest-dungeon/cid=EP2483-CUSA05967_00-RHSDDPS4PRE00001
    Reply +4
  • No Man's Sky leaker claims to have reached the centre of the galaxy already

  • YenRug 01/08/2016

    You know, to me, it sounds like this might be some kind of beta/test server that he's connected to. I've heard reviewers talk about how they sometimes get given versions of games which have shortcuts built into them which allow the reviewer to skip ahead, or make significantly faster progress, being given these Atlas Stones and Warp Fuels just for being in a particular place sound just like that. Reply +4
  • Rocket League, Gwent "ready" for PS4 Xbox One cross-network play

  • YenRug 22/07/2016

    Sony has been doing cross-play for several years, now, go back to the PS3 and look at the release of Orange Box which had cross platform play with PC; there's also been FFXIV on both PS3 and PS4 which has had cross-play. The reason those games never had cross-play with Xbox was because of Microsoft, so now that they're suddenly all for it, don't go buying into the story that it's now Sony's fault that it's not happening all of a sudden.

    If Microsoft really wanted this to happen, their first step should have been to talk to Sony and establish how it was going to work, not just suddenly go, "Hey, we want to do cross-play, the ball is now in Sony's court!"

    Typically, of most gamers, they've acted as if all it would take is the flick of a switch. The reality is, this sort of thing takes time to develop, check and confirm it's viable; have Sony taken too long? I don't know, but for some people anything longer than a second is going to be too long.
    Reply +2
  • One of the biggest Twitch streamers bites the dust as Valve's CS:GO gambling crackdown continues

  • YenRug 20/07/2016

    @Samael_Blackwing He might not have actually spent that amount of money, it might just be the resale "value" of the skins that he's won from playing the game, or from previous gambling efforts. Reply +7
  • Through gritted teeth, Star Citizen developer gives player whopping $2500 refund

  • YenRug 15/07/2016

    @Agarwel_Idiriz As I recall, Star Citizen set their own website up, rather than using Kickstarter, to generate funding and it was more implied as being a pre-order rather than an unsecured investment. Reply +5
  • Paper Mario: Color Splash sheds its RPG roots for an action-adventure with charm

  • YenRug 07/07/2016

    The biggest game mechanic problem with Sticker Star: no default attack to fall back on, having to use up stickers to do absolutely everything, meaning you had to repeatedly backtrack and grind basic attack stickers otherwise you could find yourself in combat with no options.

    If they've fixed that problem in Colour Splash, I might consider looking at it...
    Reply +3
  • CS:GO gambling sites can be "rigged" for YouTuber promotion, streamer reveals

  • YenRug 05/07/2016

    @obidanshinobi Reply +8
  • Adventures of Mana is now on Vita

  • YenRug 29/06/2016

    Appears to be a typo, listed as £11.49 on PSN. Reply 0
  • What does Brexit mean for the UK video games industry?

  • YenRug 24/06/2016

    @mega-gazz Also, I see Remain complaining about how the Leavers didn't educate themselves on their vote, but it would seem the Remains didn't educate themselves on the rules of the referendum itself. Reply 0
  • YenRug 24/06/2016

    @Spuzzell If I'm reading that right, this whole, "The old fucked over the young!" claim is pretty bogus, because that's saying only half of young people voted Remain, meaning the other half voted Leave? Reply +3
  • YenRug 24/06/2016

    @carmagainagain Correction, you meant to say that the vote was won by a 3.8% margin; subtract 48.1 from 51.9, it's simple math. Reply -1
  • YenRug 24/06/2016

    @LSi01 Sorry people, you already had a chance to look up the rules of the referendum (simple majority wins even if it was by one vote) and you voted accordingly, which means you accepted those terms by default. Reply +5
  • YenRug 24/06/2016

    @riceNpea Well, seeing as I was being seriously downvoted with no comments (although Chewbaccasdad replied whilst I was writing my own "reply"), it seemed sensible to at least explain a little more clearly in a new post, as the original would be hidden even with edits/additions. Reply -1
  • YenRug 24/06/2016

    @Chewbaccasdad Do us any favours? You do realise that the UK is a net importer of goods from the rest of the EU, don't you? That means that the value of goods we import exceeds the value of goods that we export.

    I know a friend was going on about how UK exports make up 30% of our GDP, with 45% of those exports going to the EU, so, yes, that's a reasonable chunk of money that we make is from exports to the EU. He then stated how ONLY 10% of EU exports come to the UK, the implication being of, "Ooooh, look how much smaller that number is!" I don't have the numbers to hand, but I am at least aware that the value of that 10% is meant to be about 3-4 times that of our 45%.

    Access to the EEA means that European companies get to sell goods to us without import tarrifs, and vice versa, the EEA is not a one way street.
    Reply +23
  • YenRug 24/06/2016

    @YenRug Oh look, some people are annoyed with me being honest!

    There have been blatant statements made implying that certain EU countries intend to "punish" the UK if we voted to leave, talk about denying us access to the common market, the only way they can do that is to block membership of the EEA. If we get EEA membership, then UK citizens will probably stay in their jobs in Europe and European citizens will probably stay in their jobs in the UK, when the split is made with the EU; there are no guarantees in life, because some companies may choose to use a change in circumstance to take advantage, but if you're an employee in good standing then the odds are your company will have some paperwork changes to make and that will be it.

    As I said, if the EU allows its continuing members to direct it in a spiteful way, blocking EEA membership, then those people affected are going to have to sort out work visas. Presumably there will be warnings beforehand, or, if not, a grace period allowed to sort one out. Again, some companies may decide they don't want the hassle.

    My previous post may have been a bit glib in the way I worded it, but I was trying to be succinct.
    Reply +12
  • YenRug 24/06/2016

    To those wondering whether your job in the UK/Europe (depending on the direction of travel you've made) is safe, ask the EU whether they're going to be spiteful and block EEA membership; a condition of EEA membership is freedom of movement of labour (not freedom of movement as a lot of Remain posters were claiming), whilst it can be unilaterally blocked by a country, it's pretty safe to say your existing jobs would be unaffected.

    If the EU act like children, however, time to start your visa applications...
    Reply -24
  • Horizon Zero Dawn release date confirmed for March

  • YenRug 06/06/2016

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  • The Division's next free update, Conflict, is due next week

  • YenRug 17/05/2016

    @MerricK Well, seeing as how people have been patiently arguing for months how they need to offer things like PvE only/favoured options in the DZ, which they've persistently ignored, whilst the community mods post messages of thanks and support in threads posted by PvP players saying how they're enjoying what they've given them, what would you do when they basically announce they're screwing over the non-PvP players, again? To me, pretty much saying they're being a bunch of cunts is more than justified. Reply 0
  • YenRug 17/05/2016

    Well, my response to Ubi/Massive on their forums:
    Reply +5
  • Amazon marks GTA5, FIFA 16, Minecraft and more as "exclusively for Prime members"

  • YenRug 22/04/2016

    I noticed this on a blu-ray boxset about a week or so back, namely the complete Airwolf series. I was thinking, "Why on earth would I pay you £79 so that I could buy something that I can buy elsewhere?"

    If it was an exclusive to them, yeah, I could see that possibly working, but it would have to be something I desperately wanted.

    Makes me wonder, though, if it were exclusive, would it be legal for them to force this upselling? I can see it being legal if they were a private club, but they are a general retailer, so it could be interesting to see what a lawyer makes of this.
    Reply +2
  • Ubisoft fixes big The Division exploit

  • YenRug 22/04/2016

    I did laugh at this:

    ArcticGamer 160 points 21 hours ago

    99 Little bugs in the code
    99 little bugs in the code
    Take one down, patch it around...
    127 little bugs in the code
    Reply +38
  • Five years after the great PSN hack of 2011, Sony is adding 2-step verification

  • YenRug 21/04/2016

    @muro I'm guessing someone's figured out the algorithm that generates the confirmation code, if they get an email to the new address they've entered then part of that could contain a key which allows them to create the link URL you get sent. Reply +3
  • Ratchet & Clank review

  • YenRug 15/04/2016

    Best price I found was on, £25.69:
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