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  • Advertising Standards launches investigation into No Man's Sky

  • bad09 29/09/2016

    @Squigibo

    Nobody buys games based on a commercial
    Actually probably most do these days, the consumer base for gaming is far bigger than us nerds who stay up for E3 and hang around game sites talking about games :) Even publishers have said they see more sales off the back of a CGI ad than a demo. It's a big reason why "vertical slices" conveniently always look way better than the final product. ;)
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  • bad09 29/09/2016

    @Jamdalf

    While they all do it, it seems that the biggest high profile cases are the ones that official bodies catch a whiff off. Hellos games may be a small studio but the PR sure wasn't and the failings in No Mans Sky's marketing material has had a lot of press (as did Colonial Marines before it - the last time someone got pulled up for their dishonest material when selling the game).

    Sadly this kind of thing in game marketing is almost seen as the norm though so most do indeed go by quietly unnoticed. You get the odd bit of press on some though when graphical downgrade happens between promotion and game release. Witcher 3, Watch Dogs, Rainbow 6, the latest Ghost Recon games springs to mind.

    When it comes posting promotional material on storefronts like Steam though, it is sadly a free for all and hope you don't get caught. Sometime they do, like Hello Games did.
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  • bad09 29/09/2016

    @FishMcFish

    Come off it those video are nothing like the game. Kinda why the investigation holds merit and is proceeding. I get some are blinded by passion for the medium but lying is lying it's really that simple and occasionally those lying get pulled up. Last time it was Sega and gearbox this time hello games. Next time someone else. It will keep happening as long as games company is are still pulling this crap.

    I really don't think games get a pass on dishonest material just because smoking is bad for you either.....
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  • bad09 29/09/2016

    @FishMcFish

    The movie analogy doesn't work, films edit scenes in the movies into something often looking better than the whole.

    Games use mock ups to pretend a game looks better using fake screenshots and made up footage usually used to promote well before the game hits the shelves. Movies trailers would only be the same if they showed FX, actors or scenes not actually in the film.

    This isn't about people buying a game and thinking it's shit, it's about the ingrained bullshit this industry uses to sell it's products to consumers. No Man's Sky is just a high profile case that thankfully got noticed.

    More of this sort of focus from official bodies is actually a good thing for consumers. Even if it doesn't stop the initial smoke and mirrors companies may think twice about misleading promotional material being used on storefronts like Steam (which the complaint and investigation is actually about incidentally).
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  • bad09 29/09/2016

    @RobertPaulson

    Sadly advertising and marketing works on all of us at some level even just brand awareness. You can't avoid it, that's why they spend a fortune on it.
    Reply 0
  • bad09 29/09/2016

    @GreyBeard

    Reviewers would pick up on it? Lol most of the time they use the same bullshitting bullshots for their review images :)
    Reply +3
  • bad09 28/09/2016

    Ignore Greybeard, he always sounds like a bitter developer :) Reply +4
  • bad09 28/09/2016

    @ShiftyGeezer

    It's an issue that pops up from time to time. Gamers seem to have short memories and forget games promotion is a load bollocks.

    It will pop up again and again to .
    Reply +1
  • bad09 28/09/2016

    @ant_man666

    That is the depressing thing though. Decades later the industry is still trying to mug off the gullible. Nothing has changed or matured when it comes to how these companies sell a product.

    That isn't a good thing.....
    Reply +5
  • bad09 28/09/2016

    @PSfourskin

    "target renders" Oh please you know full well what these companies do :)

    Personally I don't see why they can't show something when, you know, they have something to show. There is no real beneift to the consumer knowing a game is coming out in a year really other than knowing. They could just tell the world a game is coming without the expensive marketing event and fake footage. It would stop the endless circle of:

    Pub/Dev: "Hey look at this game! WOW!"

    consumers: "Hey this isn't what you sold me on"

    Pub/Dev: "...er....normal development process so we can lie all we want. Suck it"
    Reply +5
  • bad09 28/09/2016

    @PSfourskin

    To be honest E3 is crap anyway. A load of fake presentations filled with fake footage or no footage for games a year or more away. It's good for comedy montages of cringe and nothing else.

    Fuck the E3 and its "vertical slices"
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  • bad09 28/09/2016

    @arcam

    Just change the fucking screenshots to ones from the actual game and this wouldn't even be an issue.
    That would mean honesty....

    Reply +5
  • bad09 28/09/2016

    Oh pleeeeeeeeeaaaaaaase start pulling up all these arsehole companies for their smoke and mirrors method of promotion. Just think what games marketing would be if you watched a game video or "vertical Slice" that was actually the same when you bought the game.

    Never gonna happen though other than the odd blatant one like this and Aliens, Tampax have never got what's coming to them for all those lies about periods being a happy smiley time when women go rollerskating.
    Reply +13
  • NetherRealm addresses concern around Injustice 2's new Gear System

  • bad09 24/09/2016

    @quent

    It'll be quiet until the console release I reckon, Boon said it will most likely come to PC.
    Reply +1
  • bad09 23/09/2016

    @Baddamobs

    You can't argue with the "it's optional" crowd. For one I doubt they understand the phsycology involved (as well as a transistion to grind gameplay) in the model.
    Reply -1
  • bad09 23/09/2016

    @IronSoldier

    Of course they will

    "You can show off the fact you have put hundreds of hours into a character"
    Remember the currency in modern gaming is time and grind, if you can't spend hundreds of hours grinding one single game they'll have a "helpful" quick way to get that cool bit of loot ;)
    Reply +7
  • bad09 23/09/2016

    Now loot in fighters to gain advantages? Christ almighty, you know some suit demanded "hey we need MTs in this thing, how about adding stats we can change with loot then sell the poor suckers loot packs?" Reply +7
  • Forza Horizon 3 at 4K 60fps is simply breathtaking

  • bad09 24/09/2016

    @Boomerang

    Anything from MS is gonna push W10 and can only be bought from Windows store. Gears 4 will be the same.
    Reply +10
  • Earn entry into Titanfall 2 multiplayer mode at US resturant

  • bad09 23/09/2016

    @BumpkinRich

    I feel like every game I've been looking forward to this year has been marred by some kind of DLC or freemium nonsense.
    It's the norm now sadly get used to that feeling.
    Reply 0
  • bad09 23/09/2016

    @King_Kendorjia

    Who the hell comes up with this
    EA most likely have a sales team looking for revenue in promotional deals. It's essentially an advert for the restaurant that they hope would increase footfall for them then after a time they'll release it for free....."free" DLC comes at a price it seems. Lets hope we don't see sponsored DLC if this is what they mean by free.

    "This map was brought to you by Dorritos - Round start!"


    /Something, something Bill Hicks routine........
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  • bad09 23/09/2016

    Fucking hell EA...

    Reply +9
  • League of Legends eSports controversy continues as Riot announces sweeping changes to funding

  • bad09 23/09/2016

    @CrashOkami

    No.
    Reply +1
  • Forget Chewbacca, it's Bossk racking up the massive killstreaks in Star Wars Battlefront

  • bad09 23/09/2016

    @Hxy3000

    Yeah that was blatant some of them just stood looking at him. AI in their offline mode is terrible :)
    Reply 0
  • Face-Off: BioShock: The Collection

  • bad09 22/09/2016

    Such a shame. Can't grumble as the versions were free for me owning all the games on Steam but a spruced up Bioshock I may have paid for it so a decent job would have been nice. Reply +1
  • Death Star DLC introduces the Star Wars: Battlefront you were looking for (sort of)

  • bad09 21/09/2016

    @bluntforcetrauma

    That guy looks a little short for a stromtrooper to be honest.
    Reply +22
  • bad09 21/09/2016

    @tiddex

    Most players agreed that it gave the imperial side a slide advantage
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  • bad09 21/09/2016

    @Bludsh0t

    Waiting a year until a reasonably priced package is the smart way on all EA games...for all modern triple overpriced, DLCfest hype machines TBH.
    Reply +10
  • bad09 21/09/2016

    Gone was the easy transition from on-foot combat to aerial dogfights, and every leaked piece of footage from Free Radical's Battlefront 3 only serves to illustrate how far DICE's take had fallen from the tree
    You had to open that wound....


    Reply +26
  • Forza Horizon 3, the greatest racer in an age, studies the greats

  • bad09 20/09/2016

    @vert1go

    Euro truck 2 is quite possibly the best game ever created so a bit harsh to compare :)
    Reply +27
  • GTA 5 mod makers go to war over "stolen" files

  • bad09 20/09/2016

    @I_Am_CatButler

    New physics, new shaders, new lighting, improved textures are just some of the improvements. It's sounds like a major overhaul.
    Reply +1
  • Capcom addresses concern around controversial Street Fighter 5 DLC

  • bad09 20/09/2016

    What the fuck happened you to Capcom? You were once a cherished publisher/developer. Reply +9
  • Steam dumps developer for being "hostile" to customers

  • bad09 18/09/2016

    @Tslog

    Firstly you can't really expect a refund nearly a year later.

    Secondly I've played dead space numerous times with a controller what on earth are you talking about with unplayable????
    Reply +10
  • bad09 17/09/2016

    @ShiftyGeezer

    Curated? You seen Steam lately?
    Reply +9
  • bad09 17/09/2016

    Slaughtering House looks like just a low budget COD Zombies, so Jim's a bit harsh ;) Reply 0
  • The Death Star DLC looks snazzy in Star Wars Battlefront

  • bad09 17/09/2016

    @Lukree

    If on PC use the code "ORIGIN50" to get if for 20 notes (I believe it works on other stuff on origin to). Slightly more reasonable than the laughable 40 they asked mugs to cough up. If you got the starter pack....er "full game" for cheap it may be worth it.
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  • Sony's Shuhei Yoshida on No Man's Sky

  • bad09 16/09/2016

    @Manny2000

    Sssh!
    Reply +3
  • bad09 16/09/2016

    @ahrmon

    Yeah it's weird. I mean I have devs I like and trust but they are still companies desperately trying to sell a product.

    I'm not sure if it started with us consumers getting too passionate about gaming or companies growing this culture of fans instead of paying customers in ultimately a commercial transaction but it is strange.

    It works for the industry though. Lie your arse of to promote it once out and not as promised. "Hey fans. Sorry vertical slice/development process/poor PR but we know the community and fans understand the process". Then people even defend them after launch.

    Mind you in terms of defenders (and this is general not aimed at this one game) in the age of the Internet not everyone is who they seems so there is that to. Many devs have many personalities which seems to spill out into consumers. I wish that was tinfoil hat stuff but people have been caught out from time to time ; )
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  • bad09 16/09/2016

    Thing is we all know devs have some suit whispering in their ear when talking to press and talking publicly. This Murray bloke knew what he could and couldn't say. Reply +3
  • bad09 16/09/2016

    @MrBook

    I think many people are so attached to gaming they actually believe it is their duty to keep bullshitting companies in business. You just have to look at E3 or any big game marketing to see how companies tap into this strange mindset the "community" and "loyal fans" have. Hell the industry has even got so many throwing down on preordering nonsense by "rewarding" them with preordering dlc.
    Reply +8
  • bad09 16/09/2016

    @Zicoroen

    PC concern from a Sony guy can tell us something is changing. PS Now seems to be just a start...
    Both consoles makers see PC as a stealth growth area. Sony are just catching up to MS.
    Reply +3
  • bad09 16/09/2016

    "It wasn't a great PR strategy"

    Really? From your point of view it worked wonderfully fella ;)
    Reply +35
  • Poland's getting a limited edition Geralt Witcher stamp

  • bad09 16/09/2016

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  • Resident Evil 7 demo updated with new areas

  • bad09 15/09/2016

    @FrostedSloth

    Other than the Leon section in 6 RE hasn't really been about Zombies since Code Veronica.
    Reply +12
  • bad09 15/09/2016

    So any chance crapcom gonna try and sell this game on other platforms it's being released on and release a demo? Not biting at all without trying it after the turd they spat out called RE6.

    Exclusive promotional demos of multiplatform games is possibly one of the dumbest things I've seen these suits do TBH......
    Reply +1
  • It looks like Assassin's Creed 2, Brotherhood, Revelations are headed to PS4, Xbox One

  • bad09 13/09/2016

    @sizu_sizu

    If the best defence you have for an open world game is "you can ignore most of the stuff to do in the game" it's not a defence ;)

    Seriously though for all the shine AC games have been checklist game play from the start. The series needs a major shake up. I remember the first first, I thought "great game but all the collection shit is painful a sequel should be better"....they just upped the collect-a-thon....
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  • bad09 13/09/2016

    @IronSoldier

    Unity is awful, drop that turd and dont bother with it. Black flag follows the same icon chasing shopping list game play of the series but pirates make it seem ever so cooler. The real world stuff is dire but the pirate stuff is pretty good, repetitive, but good fun before you get bored.
    Reply -3
  • Japan's getting a fancy Final Fantasy 15-themed PS4

  • bad09 13/09/2016

    That's no moon, it's a Playstation.

    /coat
    Reply +24
  • How to upgrade PC copies of BioShock, BioShock 2 on Steam

  • bad09 12/09/2016

    @mega-gazz

    Hush now with your logic and common sense.
    Reply +6
  • bad09 12/09/2016

    @UKRaver1980

    Don't think there are any deals for console as there are no "existing owners" as it's a re-release on a new gen of machines.
    Reply 0
  • bad09 12/09/2016

    @frightlever

    I suspect the "remastered" version on console IS basically the PC version
    I read somewhere that this is the case.
    Reply +2