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  • 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 +5
  • 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?
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  • 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 +11
  • 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
  • Star Citizen races past $50m mark after selling new space ships

  • YenRug 18/08/2014

    So, 1/10 of the supposed lifetime cost of the Destiny series for one game? Somebody's laughing all the way to the bank. Reply +3
  • Remembering Double Dragon, a true arcade icon

  • YenRug 11/08/2014

    I still remember being able to play the whole way through this game on one credit, using the elbow attack as my only move. Reply 0
  • The new Settlers game is part city builder, part action RTS

  • YenRug 07/08/2014

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  • YenRug 06/08/2014

    @lucky_jim I have the Amiga MOD file of the opening theme tune on my PC hard-drive, at home, dig it out every so often to play it again. Think that will be happening tonight. Reply +2
  • Officially-licensed Legend of Zelda Monopoly revealed

  • YenRug 04/08/2014

    @kraigmorgasm I've got the D&D version:

    http://usaopoly.com/games/clue-dungeons-dragons
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  • YenRug 04/08/2014

    @tidy-spidey If you definitely know where you're going, try to look up the closest GameStop and give them a call. They won't be able to do a reservation, as you need to be able to place a deposit for that, but they'll be able to let you know if they're going to get any in and might be able to get get extras if they know there's a good chance of the extra sale.

    I did that when the original Nintendo DS was launched, happened to be in Burbank, Los Angeles, on launchday; I phoned them up beforehand and the manager said to go see him as soon as I arrived in country, wasn't able to place a reservation as it was too late but he stuck me at the top of the backup list and managed to nab one when someone didn't turn up to collect theirs.
    Reply +1
  • YenRug 04/08/2014

    @tidy-spidey When I looked on the site it said not available for in-store pickup, doesn't mean that it won't be available in-store, but more likely will be a case of pure chance if you can find one. Reply +1
  • Watch the trailer for ET documentary Atari: Game Over

  • YenRug 29/07/2014

    Ah, yes, the infamous videogame crash.

    If you were American...

    The rest of the world carried on doing its own thing, as usual, especially here in the UK where we weren't beholden to just one company.

    Still, this does look a lot more interesting than I expected, I was assuming it was going to be a pretty dry affair but it seems to be presenting things in a more upbeat manner. Just have to wait for it to show up on other sites, not exactly going to go buy a Xbone just to watch this.
    Reply +3
  • The real story behind The Sun's "Gaming as addictive as heroin" headline

  • YenRug 08/07/2014

    So, when The Sun runs videogame reviews, or competitions with videogames as prizes, does that make them Pushers or Dealers? Reply +8
  • Sniper Elite 3 blasts through second week as UK number one

  • YenRug 07/07/2014

    @ConsolesEqualCancer Oh look, the Lesser Spotted PC Fanboy! Have to write that one up in my notebook... Reply +3
  • Inside Sniper Elite 3's Rebellion, Britain's best guilty pleasure developer

  • YenRug 03/07/2014

    @kimanahe Considering how much of this legal mess almost certainly extends from the crapshoot of the US legal system, it's ironic that their own First Amendment is used in defence whilst their own USPTO grants similar rights all the time. I'm not defending their actions in the slightest, just recognising how shit the system is thanks to the efforts of lawyers. Reply +1
  • YenRug 03/07/2014

    @Bluetooth Actually, you weren't forced to buy it for 40; when mine was revoked I want to another key seller and still paid less than 16 for it. Reply +3
  • YenRug 03/07/2014

    @pricen84 You're working on the difference between how law is worded and how it is practised/precedent; in trademark suits you have the situation that there have been cases where trademark holders haven't pursued instances which they haven't felt were infringing, but then they've bought cases they felt were infringing, in those cases the defendants have brought up the lack of prosecution in the other instances. Sometimes that's worked, sometimes it hasn't, but it leaves everyone in the position of having to pursue everyone just on the off-chance you miss the one case that brings down another.

    What is needed is a "recognition" option, e.g. a statement is issued that recognises that your trademark has been used, but you don't see any obvious infringement of your own intellectual property so you are not actively pursuing a case, but retain the right to do so.
    Reply +7
  • YenRug 03/07/2014

    @kimanahe Tim Langdell wasn't actively exploiting his "edge" trademark, other than using it to sledgehammer any use of the word by others; Rebellion are an active company, however, still producing products and relying on their brandname for their reputation. So, there is at least some difference in the situations that you need to acknowledge. Reply +5
  • NIS America Europe online store launches with "ridiculous prices"

  • YenRug 02/07/2014

    @wojciechmusialkiewi You're talking as if everyone has their own private accountant, keeping track of their purchases to put against their tax forms at the end of the financial year. If you're not in business, you don't get to see all of this stuff as your tax is normally PAYE on your income or it's already included in VAT on a product.

    We are used to seeing a final price and accepting that that is it, there is no, "Oh, I must remember to get the receipt for this coffee I've just bought so that it can go against my expenses!" The average person's interest in their receipt is making sure they've not been overcharged for something, or for proof of purchase on a guarantee.

    Yes, you are almost certainly correct that we are liable to pay tax on imported goods, but we generally aren't importing thousands of pounds of goods all through the year; we are an insignificance in the grand scheme of things, so when we get with over-exaggerated charges on minor items (I've had tax and handling charges almost equal the paid price on imports, before) we get frustrated and annoyed that we're being caught up in something that's really intended for a much larger scale.
    Reply +4
  • YenRug 02/07/2014

    Just realised that they've linked to the US branch's FB page, when in reality they should be checking out the crap storm on the EU branch's page, this post specifically:

    https://www.facebook.com/nisaeurope/posts/10152093191301895
    Reply +2
  • Steam revokes 7050 stolen Sniper Elite 3 codes

  • YenRug 30/06/2014

    @roidy Obviously, you're expected to buy the game (again) to be able to use the DLC code that they give you, it's just common sense. I was able to quickly find an alternative source on Friday, only costing about 1 more, I'm now just waiting to hear back from Rebellion. Reply +6
  • Sniper Elite 3 review

  • YenRug 26/06/2014

    @Byzanite Thanks for that, I hadn't really been looking at getting this but at that price I decided to take a chance on it. Played V2 on the PS3, but grabbed the PC version when they gave it away a few weeks back, so it seems fitting to give V3 a purchase to reward Rebellion's generosity. Reply +1
  • That S.T.A.L.K.E.R.y Areal Kickstarter: What's going on?

  • YenRug 26/06/2014

    @Skyrant Really need to read the rest of the comments first, already pointed out and discussed in depth... Reply +4
  • YenRug 26/06/2014

    @cristianoharrichteib No, what's more likely is that they've met this fellow Ukranian photographer who did a series of portrait photos for them to use, personally, whilst he's allowed to exploit suitable ones commercially. Being a model doesn't automatically mean that that's your day job, it's just the correct term for the subject of a series of portraits, especially when a release has been signed by them.

    It doesn't mean that there can't be something questionable going on, but it is an adequate explanation for why these photos are showing up on a stock photo website.
    Reply +3
  • YenRug 26/06/2014

    @the_dudefather A possible explanation:

    http://www.shutterstock.com/gallery-482764p1.html

    luckyraccoon
    Photographer

    2271 images
    Ukraine
    Member since 2009
    Emphasis mine.
    Reply +12
  • UK court rules against Nintendo in Wii patent battle

  • YenRug 23/06/2014

    @CallousB That was my thought, to some extent: if the patents were found to be invalid, but have been altered and validated as part of the trial (presumably that is legally allowed), then doesn't that mean that Nintendo did not intentionally infringe on them as they were not valid at the time that they developed their systems?

    It's like the Yanks, when they created the "supporting foreign terrorists" law and then made it retroactive for US citizens arrested in Afghanistan. They say ignorance of the law is no excuse, when breaking it, but since when does breaking a non-existent law make you a criminal?
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  • Everybody's Gone to the Rapture is Dear Esther meets The Prisoner

  • YenRug 23/06/2014

    @arials101 Yeah, but there's lots of little things in that video that doesn't make it look like rural Shropshire, anymore. For example, the transformers on the electricty powerlines are something you normally see in the USA, I don't think I've ever seen one like that here in the UK. Reply +4
  • Editor's blog: I am sexist

  • YenRug 19/06/2014

    Here's a line from my Grand Theft Auto 4 review, published in 2008, in a paragraph about attention to detail: "Women you date will notice if you dress poorly. They also nag."

    Can someone please submit that to @everydaysexism?
    Is it sexist if it reflects reality? If the reality was sexist, I would have some agreement, but how many men have been criticised for how they dress by their girlfriend, wife, mother, etc? What if it were a gay couple and one of them criticises the other for their standard of dress? Isn't it normal for someone to nag their other half, if they don't do something, no matter whether it's a male or female?

    The question you should be asking, where was the option to play as a female character, or to have same sex relationships in the game and the story to reflect those options. Being true to life, not so much sexist in any way that I can see, not unless you're going to start telling people to stop criticising their partner, or nagging them, because it's sexist to do so.
    Reply +8
  • Nintendo reveals Zelda Wii U gameplay footage

  • YenRug 10/06/2014

    @electrolite Wow, if this level of failure to comprehend my statement is why it got negged, then that explains a whole lot. Go back, read what I wrote, I never said that this looks like the Spaceworld demo; I said that, when they did Wind Waker, they should have used the character model from the Spaceworld demo with the cel shading graphics engine. Reply -3
  • YenRug 10/06/2014

    I've been saying for years: I always thought they made a mistake with Wind Waker, they could very easily have had a mature styled character model whilst using the cel-shaded game engine, i.e. using the character model they demoed at Spaceworld. It seems my stance has been redeemded and looks just as good as I imagined it would do.

    As good as Wind Waker was, the character style just played into the "Nintendo's for kids" rhetoric at just the wrong time, on the GameCube; if they'd gone this way it would have helped fight against it, rather than reinforce it.

    EDIT: So, negged to death for voicing a perfectly valid opinion and one, with some hindsight, proven somewhat correct. Would any of you care to actually respond with a counterpoint, or prove that you actually understood what I wrote? The only reply, so far, showed that the commenter had completely failed to comprehend what I had written, I'd like to see some evidence that at least some of you have and what your point of disagreement is. Especially if it's a non-fanboy one.
    Reply -12
  • World's largest video game collection is being auctioned off

  • YenRug 06/06/2014

    @ghostgate2001 Are you sure it's not 2145? I often get to the last line of a spreadsheet and go, "Oh, line ###, that's how many entries there are," completely forgetting that there's the header line at the top! ;) Reply +3
  • Watch CD Projekt's Witcher 3 and GOG press conference here at 7pm

  • YenRug 05/06/2014

    @avluis
    buying the game on all my platforms, even though I only open it to play on one of them.
    I think I might have an answer to your quandary...
    Reply +1
  • Mario Kart 8 off to a great start

  • YenRug 03/06/2014

    @bongomcnulty You do realise you're depriving yourself of a second free game, if you keep the physical copy sealed? If you've got everything of interest, already, then fair enough, but it's doubtful there's going to be a lack of copies to drive up resale prices of a sealed one in the future. Reply +3
  • Russia hits The Sims 4 with adult rating due to same-sex relationships

  • YenRug 12/05/2014

    @arcam It's over-exaggeration to emphasise a point.

    And you're missing the point: it was repealed, it was recognised it was wrong. Not denying it was passed, we've recognised it was wrong and trying to point out to Russia that they're making a mistake by going down the same path.
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  • YenRug 12/05/2014

    @arcam The difference is, we got rid of it whilst Russia has actually introduced it; so, it becomes a question of whether Russia is being regressive, or just a couple of hundred years behind.

    There's no denying that we had such a law, just that we've realised it was wrong.
    Reply +3
  • YenRug 12/05/2014

    @Zadrot
    Свободу пидорасам.
    = Freedom fag

    Hard to say whether to congratulate you, or pity you, without knowing more about Serbian.

    Are you saying it's everyone's right to choose to be gay, or that it's everyone's right to call out someone for being gay?
    Reply +2
  • Video: Bound by Flame live stream

  • YenRug 09/05/2014

    Most reviews have been describing it as very "average", essentially, it's the only game of it's kind on PS4 at present (so, might be of interest to owners), but it seems it has problems.

    https://www.google.co.uk/search?q=bound+by+flame+review
    Reply +5
  • Buy Mario Kart 8 and get a free Wii U game

  • YenRug 30/04/2014

    @Big-Boss No, you are right, but to get at the code you have to break the seal and open the case; you could sell it as "Like New", but it would still be classed as used even if the disc hasn't been in a Wii U.

    So, it just depends on how much you can sell it on for.
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