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  • Dev behind Paranautical Activity Steam storm resigns, apologises

  • dean0null 22/10/2014

    It's not about forgiveness it's about a standard. I hope Paranautical Activity get's back on Steam since I own it and want it developed more but the company should have parted ways with him before this. He's a complete asshole with anger issues that lashes out at fan's etc. I heard him on a podcast talking about the problems he had with Steam and as his anger grew out went rationality. Reply +5
  • Ex-Gone Home dev reveals surreal adventure Where the Water Tastes Like Wine

  • dean0null 22/10/2014

    I really enjoyed Gone Home. It was like taking a walk through my childhood. I grew up in a rural town in California in the 90's and it got that down really well. I can understand if someone came in with different expectations but it spurred on memories for me. It just felt human.

    As for this and branching narrative in general, I'm looking forward to it. I'm hoping there will be a narrative roguelike released at some point. Maybe with included violence but in a more The Wolf Among Us sense than Halo sense. Less stats more heart.
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  • Hyper Light Drifter: Exploring October's beta

  • dean0null 20/10/2014

    I've seen video of the game and it's gorgeous. Those screenshots don't do it justice. Reply +2
  • Digital Foundry: Hands-on with COD: Advanced Warfare multiplayer

  • dean0null 18/10/2014

    "Helpfully for performance, multiplayer levels are largely static in nature, with little need for AI characters, nor the walking mechs and drone swarms seen in the chaotic E3 Seoul campaign."

    That's the thing really. I'm hoping that soft body physics and advanced lighting are the next big thing in games other than advanced A.I (though not necessarily realistic).

    P.S. That's not to say that the smooth performance isn't impressive.
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  • Bayonetta 2 review

  • dean0null 13/10/2014

    I cancelled my pre-order as I haven't had any time to play games. It's 1AM here and I'm still doing homework for tomorrow. It's something I'm sure to pick up once I get some downtime. Back to the books... Reply +1
  • Forza Horizon 2 review

  • dean0null 25/09/2014

    Dem graphics. Looking forward to middle to end of this gen when they're even better. Reply 0
  • Arcade hunting in Akiba

  • dean0null 21/09/2014

    @porkface Yeah, that's not too bad. I've been adding a bunch of NES games to my collection and those aren't too much cheaper. Reply +2
  • dean0null 21/09/2014

    @porkface I guess that answers my price question before asking.

    ~623usd per game is out of reach.
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  • Enjoying Destiny's quieter moments

  • dean0null 20/09/2014

    I'm level 12 and never been in a fireteam. I hope they add voice chat or some other way to communicate in game. Reply +3
  • Nvidia GeForce GTX 980 review

  • dean0null 19/09/2014

    Anyone know when the 1000 series is supposed to arrive? The information online has the release date all over the place.

    Edit: I'm wondering because I might want to wait to replace my 660 with a 1060. Think my 3570k would be a bottleneck for a 1060?
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  • Going Deep Down with Tokyo Game Show trailer

  • dean0null 18/09/2014

    Looks like a really fun arcade-y game with a lighthearted feel. I'll be watching this. Reply 0
  • Teens react to the NES

  • dean0null 08/09/2014

    @PSfourskin Unfortunately that is the case. I look forward to playing them but I haven't been gaming much due to a a sprained wrist. My nice white PS4 is coming tomorrow and I'm going to have to wait it out. Reply 0
  • dean0null 08/09/2014

    I have about 60 NES games and I've been opening them all and polishing the metal connectors. When I buy them, I make sure to look at the contacts as blowing on them corrodes them. That's why it takes like 20 minutes to clean per game. I have rags and rags covered in black and I'm only about a third through. Also, I hate these videos. They hand select a bunch of ignorant suburbians to comment on a range of things. Then again, I'm the type of perso to hate stupid shit like PewDiePie as well. Reply +11
  • Fable Anniversary Steam release date set for next week

  • dean0null 05/09/2014

    One of the best RPG games of all time is pushing it. I enjoyed it thoroughly, but not enough to play through it again. Still, it is the best Fable game. Reply 0
  • Destiny dev reveals Raid details

  • dean0null 03/09/2014

    Less than a week 'til my PS4 arrives. I'll probably join a clan to play the raids. I'm more interested in them than the multiplayer. Reply +3
  • Video: How exactly does Far Cry 4 differ from the last game?

  • dean0null 02/09/2014

    Looks highly derivative unfortunately. I was hoping the outposts and radio towers wouldn't be brought back as they became tedious in 3. Hopefully there are fewer that are also more fleshed out like these fortresses. I'll be waiting for reviews on this one while I preordered 3. Reply +2
  • This is what Far Cry 4's leading lady looks like

  • dean0null 23/08/2014

    I just hope the world/gameplay is fresh. Ubisoft has a tendency to be derivative. Far Cry 3 worked well because it fit as a world. If this does as well, I'll happily get it. Reply +1
  • Watch eight minutes of The Binding of Isaac: Rebirth's co-op mode

  • dean0null 22/08/2014

    I'm still not sure if I like the new graphics, but I'm really glad this is being remade + plenty of extras as it didn't run smoothly with Flash. There's also a lot of small tweaks that will go a long way in making this version the best like being able to drop all your items, having map seeds, and co-op. Reply +1
  • The Witcher 3 includes Gwent, a Hearthstone-esque card game

  • dean0null 15/08/2014

    @bad09 I agree. It's also a little weird that a collector's edition doesn't inherently include everything. Reply +3
  • dean0null 15/08/2014

    @George-Roper

    Paraphrasing: It's about the money so we can make more great games. Selling more copies get's us there even if it's at the expense of giving less value to certain platforms. Also, the game is the same across all platforms.

    Let me just say that I'm bad at PR and yes, this may seem to burn PS4 gamers. It's hard to feel good about supporting future products when it feels like yours doesn't achieve parity with other products now, but trust us in that we're doing it this time to make excellent future games. We don't enjoy offering different products, but I feel justified in doing that this time.
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  • dean0null 15/08/2014

    @Pandy Is it fair for PS4 owners? No. Do I think collector's editions are priced fairly? No. It's hard to petition for something whose existence I believe is pointless at best. Reply -1
  • dean0null 15/08/2014

    @George-Roper Well, sure, it sounded weird, but it's not a different version of the game. It's a different package with the same game.

    @bad09 :)
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  • dean0null 15/08/2014

    My panties are already in a bunch. I can't bunch them up any more!

    Nah, really, I don't care because I think these things are worse than DLC. For me, it started getting out of hand when Halo 3 Legendary Edition came with a Master Chief helmet for cats. Why would I want a cat helmet?
    Reply +2
  • Pinball FX2 finally available on Xbox One

  • dean0null 14/08/2014

    @misterm84 It does. I just assumed that it didn't because I've never used a controller though I've had one. Reply +1
  • dean0null 14/08/2014

    I really should map the PC controls to a gamepad. It's a really good game. Reply +1
  • Rime's new Gamescom trailer looks stunning

  • dean0null 13/08/2014

    @PirateRoberts

    PS2 to PS3 used a different architecture as well as PS3 to PS4. I hope that they just keep in line with PC architecture from this point out. It'd simplify emulation because they could just update the emulator whenever a new console was released instead of requiring a rewrite.

    I agree about the value of downloaded games on consoles going down not only because they become non-tradable, but because they've become non-playable as well.
    Reply +1
  • Depression Quest has arrived on Steam

  • dean0null 13/08/2014

    I'm currently on five medications: four for mental illness, one to lower the detriment of the drugs themselves. Two of the four are full strength anti-depressants. I'm just glad to be stable and that I live in a time where treatment doesn't include solitary confinement in between shock therapy. A lot of people like me still live in group homes where they have few rights and pretty much watch T.V. all day with their cigarettes - or worse, on the streets.

    Keep up the good work Quinn! I'll be downloading this.
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  • Remembering Double Dragon, a true arcade icon

  • dean0null 10/08/2014

    I'm sorry, but it's all about Battletoads ;) Reply -8
  • Shovel Knight sales surpass dev's lifetime estimate in one month

  • dean0null 07/08/2014

    I don't know how the dev's do it. Really. I guess I just have no drive.

    Actually, the most driven I think I ever was was back when I played RuneScape in '02ish. I'd play 10+ hours a day, 6ish on school days to be among the first to mine runite. Once I reached my goal, I got bored and started renting my character to people for cash. It was a nice gig while it lasted :D
    Reply +5
  • Gone Home dev is making another first-person exploration game

  • dean0null 05/08/2014

    I liked it for what it was. I picked up what was unfolding early on, but it was an enjoyable little game with a narrative that I wanted to explore. Sure, it was short and linear, but it got the feel for the time period right. I didn't mind the invisible hand that lead me through the game. I feel it would have been worse if they had tried to remove the constraints they had chosen. Reply +8
  • Destiny's six-player raids can only be played with friends

  • dean0null 04/08/2014

    I bet friend requests will be a common occurrence on the Tower. I'm not too worried even though I have no friends to play with and don't make online ones. Necessity is the mother of invention, or adding friends in this case. Reply +1
  • dean0null 31/07/2014

    I really wonder how this will work out. I foresee either people joining groups on bungie.net or a turnabout on Bungie's part. I can see why they'd want friends to work together though. About half of the strike missions I went on in the beta didn't turn out so well because it was hard to work together. Reply +12
  • Bungie reassures fans disappointed that Destiny only has one playable area per planet

  • dean0null 28/07/2014

    Unless Mars and Venus are a lot larger than Earth, it doesn't sound like it will be that long of a game. I got through the Beta minus the Moon in about 5 hours.

    Edit: I guess that's true about there being more area on Earth.
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  • Who framed Roger Ebert?

  • dean0null 28/07/2014

    Shit art is still art. This is art; that is art. It really doesn't matter. I'd define art as something like this: A work that is meant to express something.

    That's it. Art summarizes or expounds an idea, concept, feeling, whatever.

    Just because something is really bad at doing that doesn't mean it isn't art. It's just not very good at what it's trying to do. Art that is interpreted differently than the Artist's purpose is still art too.
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  • Next-gen before their time

  • dean0null 27/07/2014

    @moroboshi 8gb RAM vs 512mb = 16x more

    Also look at the PS4 GTAV video and tell me that it's not a leap up.

    I agree that the ports are stop gaps, but they shouldn't be used as representations of what the consoles can do as they are ports not built exclusively for this gen.
    Reply +19
  • Destiny on Xbox 360 - Bungie's last-gen swan song?

  • dean0null 27/07/2014

    @mannyYearsAgo Haha. I pointed out on a previous article that the AI was pretty crap, but when a bunch is going on onscreen the extra's fill the gap, but I didn't really think about how the flow of combat is really the same thing over and over. Is this the coveted 30 second loop Bungie is known for?

    I still plan on getting the PS4 bundle, but I realize the weaknesses in the beta. It should be a lot more polished on release. Quite often the AI is set in stone before the final polish is done. I really hope that's not the case with Destiny.
    Reply -1
  • Details emerge on Prospero, the Valve game that never was

  • dean0null 23/07/2014

    @Krychek No argument there. I like their stuff. I wish they came out with more of it. Reply +1
  • dean0null 23/07/2014

    As a game company, they don't release much. Reply +2
  • A few extraordinary pledges secure Areal Kickstarter success

  • dean0null 21/07/2014

    If they're so legit, why allow so many spam comments? Most Kickstarters of that size only have like two hundred posts by the time they're funded. Reply +16
  • Five talking points from the weekend's Destiny beta

  • dean0null 21/07/2014

    I've put in quite a few hours into the beta and it's mostly really fun. I really like the strike mission and public event's, but the AI is easily predictable when there are only a few races on screen. I guess that's why I like the strike mission so much. Each enemy type adds to the picture, but on their own they're kind of boring.

    I really suck at the multiplayer. I'm borrowing a friends PS3 for the beta but as much as I'd blame it on not being used to the controller, it's probably that I'm just not into multiplayer as much as I used to be. The mixture of using a standard weapon, special weapon, heavy weapon, and super move makes for some cheap kills though whether they're your own or a combatant. The strategy seems to be: use a special weapon as much as you can, ignore your main weapon, and use your super and grenades as soon as you can. Ignoring the main weapon just seems out of balance while the use of high powered weapons/grenades/super makes for blisteringly fast kills.

    Anyway, fun game. I just hope the game adds more diversity with the new enemies mixing together. If the other enemies AI doesn't add much, it won't be as good as I hope it'll be.
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  • You've got male

  • dean0null 19/07/2014

    @Tangled

    1 and 3 are spot on.
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  • dean0null 19/07/2014

    @killuminati2911

    It was a sad day when Jagex removed bearded ladies from RuneScape circa 2003.
    Reply +8
  • dean0null 19/07/2014

    So changing a character's race or gender is a good thing? It seems kind of dirty to me. We take a person who is evidently the "perfect male specimen" and give them a sex change? Or how does that work? It really doesn't seem fair to either audience. It doesn't really support the LGBT community since it doesn't make any sense and trivializes the past for no good reason.

    We take someone who the epitome of the 1940's suburbia America where racism is rampant and where Japanese Americans were put in internment camps, and gave them nothing when they released them in '45, to a black man?

    How is this fair to the character of the character? How is this fair to blacks and women? It sounds like these issues are being trivialized.
    Reply +27
  • Sony reveals special edition The Last of Us and Destiny-themed PS4 consoles

  • dean0null 18/07/2014

    I prefer the western Destiny PlayStation 4 as I'm not one for logo's. It's the one I'll be picking up most likely. Reply +6
  • The best games of 2014 are actually from 2013 - and that's okay

  • dean0null 12/07/2014

    Most of the time I'd rather be playing a new game than some remade game and the fact that they're remaking games that are as little as one year old is a reason to be concerned. Before this generation if something was redone, it was usually two generations old. Now they don't even have to be two years old. It's getting ridiculous, and in my mind a waste of perfectly good resources. Reply +12
  • Autobiographical adventure Coming Out Simulator 2014 sure is tense

  • dean0null 12/07/2014

    @Kami

    I agree that it's about honesty and respect. It was hard to tell my parents. When I did, I was hoping to be able to live a life more in line with my ideals. I didn't want to go to church, pray, listen to bible stories, etc. but I was forced to under the guise of "family time" which disregarded the individual for the group. We all hope that with honesty others understand and treat us with respect. Unfortunately the opposite sometimes happens.
    Reply +7
  • dean0null 12/07/2014

    @Jayja

    Thanks, yeah it was tough because I spent a lot of time asking questions, watching people, reading scriptures, philosophers, etc. and only to have my parents disrespect my beliefs. It really made me feel like I wasn't loved because most of my attempted contributions were slighted or ignored. There was no room for differing opinions religious, political or otherwise and that's where I thrive. Instead of growing it felt like I was being cut back.

    It's too bad your friend inferred you were indoctrinated. Most aren't and it should be obvious to tell simply by the way they live and interact. If your friend didn't even know whether you believed in god, how could they possibly know whether you're indoctrinated or not? Besides, Jesus was a great philosopher regardless of belief.
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  • dean0null 12/07/2014

    I remember coming out as an Athiest when I was 16. It was horrible for many years, as my parents could barely fathom that someone without a belief in god could have a sense of morality. Both sides of my extended family are all Mormon, as are my six brothers :/ Reply +28
  • Valve announces Newcomers' Broadcast for Dota 2 The International tournament

  • dean0null 07/07/2014

    @Soviet666 I'm not playing Dota 2 and I'll probably watch that stream. The International is fun to watch, but I don't enjoy playing the game. Reply +6
  • Fans remake Grand Theft Auto 5's trailer in real life

  • dean0null 01/07/2014

    They have Rockstar's permission on the Red Dead movie? Reply +1