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  • Watch The Simpsons' Minecraft-themed intro

  • callum9999 08/04/2014

    When will the incessant whinging about how "the Simpsons has lost its way" ever stop... People have been moaning about it for years - we get it, you don't like it anymore. Millions of other people however still do enjoy it. Reply 0
  • Notch: cancelled Minecraft for Oculus Rift would have been free

  • callum9999 28/03/2014

    @aros "Gamers" will support any device they like, regardless of the company behind it. The obsession people have with who the developer/manufacturer of a game/product is is something unique to sites like this and isn't remotely replicated in the real world. Otherwise the likes of EA would be bust by now! Reply -1
  • callum9999 28/03/2014

    @famous_roy You're clearly reading a different article to reality... They didn't moan at him because he isn't making the game anymore, they moaned because of the REASON for not making the game anymore.

    Of course he can do what he likes with his game just like the Oculus creators can sell it to whoever they want. I take it the hissy fits over the sale to Facebook are also signs of "an insane sense of entitlement" then?
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  • Sony commits to 2014 release for PS4 racer Driveclub

  • callum9999 26/03/2014

    @Slikz Do you plan to get rid of your PS4 soon then? Because if not, I hardly see how the Drive Club delay changes anything in the long run. Reply +1
  • UK budget could end 69p cheeky cheapies

  • callum9999 26/03/2014

    @Lateralus2001 No I don't assume anyone who criticised the Conservatives are poor and/or Labour voters. Why on Earth do you say that? It makes even less sense considering I am poor and a Conservative voter...

    And what a surprise - yet another rant about how awful they are with absolutely no substance whatsoever. There is plenty of doubt over the statement "the vast majority of the Tory party are pro-tax evasion" - hence why the only evidence you've decided to include are articles about what Cameron's family does. If Cameron was a tax evader (I don't refuse to believe he is - I've just not seen a scrap of evidence to show it) then I'd fully agree with you, but claiming that he is responsible for the actions of his father is beyond absurd. Do I also have to take responsibility for my alcoholic father?

    In a democracy you get the government you deserve. If the public wasn't embarrassingly ignorant at incredibly basic politics then perhaps we wouldn't have "a bunch of whores for sale to the highest bidder" (not that I remotely accept that phrase - and if you genuinely believe it then you come under the ignorant category. I doubt you even know who the majority of MPs are, let alone know them well enough to come to that conclusion). Though it rather goes against the democratic principle, it's getting so ridiculous I can't help but feel people should have to sit an exam before voting. And that goes for rich conservative voters as well before you accuse me of
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  • callum9999 25/03/2014

    @Murton You already have to pay VAT on imported goods.

    And although as you say, this is the exact same principle as companies that dodge tax by operating abroad, that doesn't matter to the average person. All they want is to pay virtually nothing and have the rich bankroll their lives for them.

    As to all the rubbish people keep saying about how the conservatives love tax loopholes to help their "rich pals" - name the specific loopholes that Labour etc have identified yet the Tories refuse to close. You can't, because contrary to popular belief, these loopholes are unintended consequences from rules that are important and needed elsewhere. Closing them without damaging their legitimate use is therefore incredibly complex, and has nothing to do with loving rich people...

    Incidently, the constant whinging about the rich and toffs is no different to rich people calling the poor peasants or proles. If you dislike Cameron and Osbournes policies then by all means say it (though I find it incredibly hard to believe the average persons knowledge on what they are actually doing extends any further than a couple of news headlines - as evidenced by the blatant lies about them posted in here!), but them being well off is not remotely a valid reason to criticise them.
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  • Two new Assassin's Creed games this year, one set in 18th century Paris

  • callum9999 21/03/2014

    @dfunked I can see how you'd think that but it was purely unintentional. You were chosen merely because you're the last person I saw to say it!

    I don't enjoy games anywhere near as much as most people on here, so I generally don't play them enough to get bored with "rehashed formulas". But each successive Assassins Creed sells millions upon millions of copies, so clearly many people do enjoy "playing the same rehashed formula year after year".

    If you don't have time to play all the Assassins Creed games then only play every other game... The games are still being well received so although you think they are "driven into the ground", I don't think thats really a consensus view.
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  • callum9999 20/03/2014

    @dfunked If only the world revolved around you...

    If people will buy them, they will make them. I have no idea why so many people insist they stop making games because you aren't ready for another one. Here's an idea, just don't buy it... Is there a particular reason why its mere existence is so upsetting to you?
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  • Amazon's set-top box could be a USB dongle - report

  • callum9999 19/03/2014

    @SpaceMonkey77 It played out amazingly well with the kindle...

    That doesn't stop you from possibly being right, but at least until we see what it actually is and does, it seems a bit premature to be doubting it so strongly.
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  • Korean League of Legends scandal exposed after attempted suicide

  • callum9999 19/03/2014

    @VariantAEC What a ridiculous post... The human brain is an incredibly complex thing and can feel severe depression - maybe even more so than someone may feel after witnessing the murder of their entire family - for no apparent reason. Its absurd for you criticise others saying they must only give condolences while you yourself state that should his grief not be at a sufficiently high level for you, he was just stupid and deserves no sympathy. If you weren't so clueless I'd call you a hypocrite... Reply -1
  • callum9999 19/03/2014

    @Kain1 E-sports will never "stand as equals" with real sports... At best they'll occupy the same grey area as darts and snooker - technically fulfill the definition of being a sport, but not generally accepted by the public as being "proper" sport! Reply 0
  • Tetris played against a skyscraper will set new world record

  • callum9999 12/03/2014

    @mrboshingles It's one of the funniest shows I've ever seen. I don't know why it's not very popular in the UK -presumably people just haven't heard of it. Reply 0
  • PlayStation Now game rentals could cost $4.99/$5.99

  • callum9999 12/03/2014

    @alexcross So because some people choose to buy limited internet, the majority of people who have unlimited plans shouldn't be able to get any download-rich services?

    The state of internet structure is a very valid argument against making gaming fully online etc. - but not against things like this. Millions of people have speedy, reliable internet.
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  • Why Watch Dogs was delayed

  • callum9999 07/03/2014

    It's pretty amusing that just last year the majority view on here about Ubisoft was that they are evil and need to be boycotted. Now they're amazing with great ethics etc.

    It illustrates perfectly why I find the gamer practise of focusing on publishers instead of individual games (when was the last time you heard someone discuss 20th Century Fox or Columbia Records?) so bizarre!
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  • All Ouya game content coming to Mad Catz micro-console MOJO

  • callum9999 06/03/2014

    @steohara Have the ten million discussions on here about pricing differences between the UK and US not been enough for you? Reply +4
  • Blockbuster back from the dead

  • callum9999 28/02/2014

    @pau1_of_war With an attitude like that I can't imagine any company would be calling you up asking you to return... Reply +6
  • And the new boss of Xbox is...

  • callum9999 25/02/2014

    @Fleisch They don't actually hate him. In fact, I doubt many of them actually knew who he was until this article!

    Like all good armchair commentators they just saw that Nokia is struggling ergo it's CEO must be to blame. Same as all the idiotic comments about Game and Blockbuster insisting that all they had to do was cut prices then they'd thrive. I wouldn't pay too much attention to business advice on this site!
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  • Batman: Arkham Origins Blackgate confirmed for PC, PS3, Xbox 360 and Wii U

  • callum9999 21/02/2014

    @Hxy3000 Sounds logical, you're not remotely cutting off your nose to spite your face... (And please don't say "it's the principle" - they are just video games! ) Reply 0
  • Microsoft testing cheaper digital pricing for Xbox One games

  • callum9999 18/02/2014

    @bosseye They aren't testing whether people prefer cheaper prices, they are testing whether the money they lose by being cheaper is offset by more people buying it... Reply +1
  • callum9999 18/02/2014

    @TenMinJoe What shop would pay you 20 for a used game if their customers can buy it for 20 on the marketplace? Reply 0
  • Gabe Newell addresses concern over Valve Anti-Cheat system

  • callum9999 18/02/2014

    @Cannon_Fodder Directly addressing concerns AFTER they'd been caught out...

    I guess it could just be different people reading the different articles, but any perceived negative (this doesn't actually bother me at all either) DRM or privacy issue seems to get a radically different reaction when it happens to Steam as opposed to anyone else...
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  • Rovio announces Angry Birds Stella

  • callum9999 13/02/2014

    @Skeggers It's a game that millions enjoy playing - why would we be "done" with it? Reply -1
  • Fall Out Boy to release Flappy Bird clone

  • callum9999 12/02/2014

    @TheDynamicDc Why are people with no interest in the game constantly reading and commenting on stories about it? Reply +1
  • Nutjitsu and Worms among first Xbox One ID@Xbox games

  • callum9999 10/02/2014

    I really don't get why people get so angry about things like this... You may not want to play yet another Worms/COD/Battlefield/FIFA etc. but lot's of people do. What's so wrong about that? Reply +2
  • Grand Theft Auto 5 has shipped over 32.5 million copies

  • callum9999 04/02/2014

    @raheell9 No-one? Reply 0
  • Playing this cancer research game could actually help find a cure

  • callum9999 04/02/2014

    @Ferral I don't think it works anything like them. Folding (and I think SETI?) basically work by commandeering your computers power to crunch through data that they can't manage themselves.

    As others have said, this is basically about finding patterns. Obviously that involves sending data back to them as well, but it's taking advantage of your mind and not your computer/phones power.
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  • Microsoft rebrands SkyDrive to OneDrive after copyright dispute

  • callum9999 29/01/2014

    @aldo_14 I thought that was a decent description of their thought process? It certainly makes logical sense, unlike other marketing descriptions like "the name evokes a feeling of warmth and comfort..." etc! To me it just looks like they are saying they want it to be your one storage facility across multiple devices. Reply +2
  • Apple earns record amounts, defends its innovation

  • callum9999 28/01/2014

    @arcam Which is exactly the point I was making. If the is the beginning of the end of reasonable levels of growth at Apple then it's only going to fall faster. We'll have to wait a good few quarters before anyone without a crystal ball could possibly say that was the case though! Reply 0
  • callum9999 28/01/2014

    @goggyturk Why do you think that shows a "lack of wisdom"? There is MUCH more to a share price than the headline profit figures released by companies - otherwise you could just set them with a computer algorithm.

    I'm no expert either, but the question I'd be asking is WHY are profits flat? Is apple transitioning from growth to stagnation? Obviously they are in no trouble at all right now, but share dealing is a long term thing.
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  • Ubisoft investigating BT Infinity Uplay problems

  • callum9999 28/01/2014

    @ryohazuki1983 Because that would be far too expensive and you'd have to pay many multiples of what you do now Reply 0
  • Microsoft and BBC quiet on continued Xbox One iPlayer absence

  • callum9999 23/01/2014

    @spongebob I never understand this argument. Unless you're suggesting they wait for a long time until they cut the console price, how is having a virtually complete then fully complete console any worse than having no console then a fully complete one? Reply 0
  • GAME's back on track and eyeing the stock market

  • callum9999 15/01/2014

    @Lankysi Makes a change from the usual mantra you get on here... During administration everyone bleated on about how they would be profitable if they didn't make such big mark ups. Now the consensus is those markups are the reason they are now profitable?

    Anyone would think people on here didn't know the first thing about running a business!
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  • Xbox 360 was the UK's best-selling home console in 2013

  • callum9999 14/01/2014

    @Razz It's a games console. No need to get so upset just because someone calls it a "game device"...

    And although they do produce other news that is trivial as well, I personally don't deem this suitable for coverage on a mainstream news website. It's hardly news - it's a random statistic. If they cover all the "biggest selling" things of 2013 then it would be wall-to-wall coverage!
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  • PlayStation Now requires a 5Mb/s connection for a "good experience"

  • callum9999 09/01/2014

    @Dangher Is it? I hardly see why a games journalist would really care about the difference. This is a quick article based on a press release, not an in-depth Digital Foundry review of the technology. Reply -1
  • IGF finalist Don't Starve free on PS4 with Plus

  • callum9999 09/01/2014

    @UncleLou Though what you've described doesn't sound particularly different to Farmville style games on Facebook, surely you can see that the trailer above doesn't remotely show this?

    I thought a trailer that doesn't adequately represent what the game is about was pretty universally known as being dreadful - have you actually watched the one embedded above (from the viewpoint of someone who knows nothing about the game)?
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  • callum9999 08/01/2014

    @UncleLou Is it? That question was basically asking is the game bad or is the trailer just making it look bad.

    Yes I mean gameplay - purely from that video it looks like one of those farmville like games. Cut down tree. Collect wood. Eat something. If there is much more to the game than that, then (in my opinion anyway) it would make it a dreadful trailer.
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  • callum9999 08/01/2014

    Is that just a dreadful trailer for Don't Starve, or is the game really as bad as it looks?

    I guess it doesn't give much away, but from that trailer alone it seems like it would be better placed as some sort of Facebook game than on a next gen console!
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  • Sony turning off Gran Turismo 5, Resistance servers

  • callum9999 07/01/2014

    @7M7 While sensationalist claims like that will always be popular, I don't think it shows anything of the sort. Online multiplayer has, obviously, always been online and they've been turning off game servers since I had a PS2. Absolutely nothing has changed.

    It does show how annoying it can be to have to rely on a company to provide the service, but I don't think stories like this have anything whatsoever to do with fearing a move to online. It would still work in the same way if games were download-only. And as I said, when single-player games that require you to be online lose their servers, they are patched so you don't need to be online any more.
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  • callum9999 07/01/2014

    @7M7 This has nothing to do with always online DRM. If they turn off one of those servers then they generally patch the game to remove the DRM.

    That doesn't make the DRM any less annoying of course, but its not really a valid reason against it.
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  • Christmas storms flood No Man's Sky dev Hello Games

  • callum9999 03/01/2014

    @benjamineugenenelson I'd imagine they did let them know. I know I've never gotten an insurance quote of any kind without the insurer trying to sell me some kind of add on or premium cover. Reply 0
  • Lara Croft: Reflections is a collectible card game

  • callum9999 23/12/2013

    @VideoGameAddict25 Getting this in every news article is getting rather tedious...

    You people do realise that you aren't forced to play these games if you don't want to?
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  • Xbox One and Xbox 360 to get original TV shows early 2014

  • callum9999 16/12/2013

    @Bowzer43 A simple concept every console manufacturer didn't forget, but deliberately moved away from.

    While loads of people on here have a bizarre desire to be restricted to only playing games on their console, out in the real world people use them for a variety of reasons.

    If MS was cutting back on game investment to fund TV then I'd fully agree with you, but they're an enormous company and can easily invest in both. Sony owning a movie studio and music label doesn't prevent it making games, why should it prevent MS?

    (Though even if I did have an XBox, I cant imagine choosing to watch a halo mini series!)
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  • Zavvi threatens customers with legal action after accidentally sending free Vitas

  • callum9999 11/12/2013

    @Shepard_Commander Of course they can - they can take you to court.

    And they aren't threatening people for "their own f@%k up". They are threatening thieves because they want their property back. If you refused the first 3 polite requests to return the console then you have no right whatsoever to act hurt over being threatened...
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  • callum9999 11/12/2013

    @LR100 I find it hard to believe many companies would just let everyone keep a console instead of a 20 game. It would be unwise for them to take it this far though of course. As demonstrated by this thread, the general public don't care about right and wrong, they just want to get one over on evil capitalist companies. Zavvi have said the majority of people voluntarily sent them back, so I'm not quite sure why they thought this awful PR would be worth getting the handful left. Though I guess it would be enormously unfair for the honest people to give back the console while thieves get away with keeping them. Reply 0
  • callum9999 11/12/2013

    @ShiftyGeezer No worries. It does irritate me when people misquote laws to give themselves extra legal protection (the number of times I've had mythical trading standards laws quoted to me in the supermarket I work in...) but you've more than redeemed yourself by graciously accepting "defeat". A rare thing on the internet nowadays! Reply +1
  • callum9999 11/12/2013

    @bluenicks You're obliged to make a reasonable effort. You don't have to stay in all day if you can suggest a reasonable alternative, like dropping it off at a Post Office etc. You'd probably be fine to insist they use a courier that will give a specific time frame as well. Reply +2
  • Angry Birds Go! micro-transaction prices reduced for UK launch

  • callum9999 11/12/2013

    @3urogam3r It's rather easy to tell the difference though. "Proper" games cost money. "Microtransaction trash" are free.

    People on here continuously moan about it, but I'd much rather have microtransactions in games like Angry Birds than actually pay for them. Unless you're majorly addicted to it, you can pick it up and play it every now and again and get a perfectly decent amount of entertainment out of it without having to spend a penny on the microtransactions.
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  • callum9999 11/12/2013

    @razza1239x I'd imagine it's merely consumer research. I can guarantee at least one idiot will buy it (presumably someone with an incredibly low IQ while blindingly drunk!), I'm sure they just want to see if a few more will as well. After all, it merely being available as an option doesn't affect anyone else playing who isn't stupid enough to buy it. Reply -1
  • EA among the Human Rights Campaign's "best places to work"

  • callum9999 11/12/2013

    @anneother I don't understand how gross income makes them bad to buy from?

    If anything, such a high level of income shows the exact opposite - that many people DO like buying from them.
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  • callum9999 11/12/2013

    @ZackRoyer They didn't say it does... They said that being given this award shows they are a good company to work for - and I think you'd find it hard to argue against that unless you've previously worked for EA? Reply 0