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  • Destiny's six-player raids can only be played with friends

  • dogmanstaruk 31/07/2014

    @rhyfel
    destiny will stay in the shop unless bungie changes this shitty idea.
    Before you came posting with your pitchfork and torch did you have any intention of grinding gear in the high level raid?

    Do you even know what the announced raid is?

    The raid in question isn't the only end game content in Destiny. You will still be able to partake in the daily and weekly events etc.

    Just like with a MMO - participating in a Raid isn't for everyone.
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  • dogmanstaruk 31/07/2014

    @theiceman
    I have both usa and uk friends who i game with on a regular basis,so i would be able to find 6 friends to do raids with.
    What is this nonsense? Meet new people and play games with them online? You are doing it wrong!

    Instead you should be sitting on Eurogamer moaning that you only have two friends in the world, who both work nights.
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  • dogmanstaruk 31/07/2014

    @number1024
    The more social you make a game the more anti-social we get...gamers, gotta love em.
    True :)

    As I said earlier I'm used to playing with other people online as my mates have never been into FPS games or MMOs.

    If I hadn't adopted that attitude then I would have missed out on many great online games.

    Someone should start The Eurogamer Destiny group on Bungie.net and problem solved!
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  • dogmanstaruk 31/07/2014

    @kangarootoo So basically Bungie should revise the vision of their games because not all your mates have bought a PS4 yet? Reply -5
  • dogmanstaruk 31/07/2014

    The negativity surprises me.

    I don't really see how difficult it is for 6 people to play online together. Christ MMO gamers have been managing to clear 5, 10, 24, and 40 man content for years.
    Reply -2
  • dogmanstaruk 31/07/2014

    @Taunting Depends mate, Five has always been the magic number for PVE focused group content.

    Depending on how the class specs play out Bungie might be considering the holy trinity approach of - Tank, DPS, and Healer.
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  • dogmanstaruk 31/07/2014

    Just to be the devil's advocate.

    Here is an idea! Don't have many real world friends who play games? Join a gaming community!

    Very few of my mates have ever been into games, and none have yet to buy a PS4, XO let alone Destiny. Through out the years playing online I've had my hand forced meaning all my gaming groups are people I've met through online communities. This ranges from FPS clans to my MMO guilds.

    I'm in the GAF Destiny group which is organised to help people arrange games with fellow community gamers. There is nothing stopping someone here starting The Eurogamer Destiny Group on Bungie.net.
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  • dogmanstaruk 31/07/2014

    @Darren It makes sense.

    Ever taken part a pug raid, or a difficult dungeon run? PUG Raids = bad.

    This is a different kettle of fish from say a simple strike mission where communication isn't needed.
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  • 50 Elite: Dangerous Beta 1 goes live

  • dogmanstaruk 31/07/2014

    Elite Dangerous is a lovely game. Reply +18
  • F1 2014 is PC and last-gen only

  • dogmanstaruk 31/07/2014

    Welcome to 2013 CodeMasters. Reply 0
  • Sony says EA Access program isn't "good value"

  • dogmanstaruk 30/07/2014

    @blarty Nah, I'm not really being a conspiracy theorist. Just poking a bit of fun at Sony's expense;) Reply +5
  • dogmanstaruk 30/07/2014

    The penny continues to drop.

    The entire PS4 summer sale which starts today on the PS4 consists of EA games.
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  • dogmanstaruk 30/07/2014

    @Illusive_Man I'm talking about Playstation Now's beta prices of renting a game for $30 per month, not EA's subscription ;) Reply +6
  • dogmanstaruk 30/07/2014

    @Playstationman They have to offer a sub.

    I will pay for a sub, I won't rent titles at the cost of $30 for a month.
    Reply +4
  • dogmanstaruk 30/07/2014

    @riseer
    I agree 1000% it's just stupid and the value isn't there.
    1000% doesn't exist.
    Reply +5
  • dogmanstaruk 30/07/2014

    @adamkamiar Wait?

    There are Playstation Customers who want this service?

    Surely that can't be right after Sony telling us Playstation customers don't perceive this as a value for money offer.
    Reply +6
  • dogmanstaruk 30/07/2014

    @LLJaf
    I'm kinda glad Sony have told them to piss off.
    Remind me...Didn't Sony have a PR stunt during their E3 conference launching an exclusive Beta for the new Battlefield - while the EA rep was on stage?

    Yeah right, Sony told EA to piss off. Just like they will when Titanfall 2 gets announced.
    Reply +3
  • dogmanstaruk 30/07/2014

    I really don't like this sour grapes PR spin from Sony.

    It would have been much more professional to not comment.
    Reply +3
  • dogmanstaruk 30/07/2014

    @grassyknoll Yes publishers do set the prices on PSN, but I've yet to witness Sony question the pricing of a game due to the cost of the digital edition.

    Do Sony beleive 65 for COD:Advanced Warfare represents the "value of money Playstation customers have come to expect"?

    Sony allow publishers to charge what they want on PSN, but the minute a service gets introduced which could potentially rival their own service they pull the "value for money" card.
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  • dogmanstaruk 30/07/2014

    Sony see it fit to tell me what is value for money.

    Let me return the favour-

    $30 to rent a game on PS Now for 90 days is not good value for money.

    At the end of the day it isn't Sony's decision to tell the consumer what is value for money. That decision should be up to the consumer. Offer EA's service and let the customer decide.
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  • dogmanstaruk 30/07/2014

    Wait so this isn't good value Sony, but the rental prices and lack of subscription on PS Now represents good value?

    What a lot of nonsense.

    If Sony are so concerned about value for money then how are the digital games on the Playstation store more expensive. Why don't they police those prices as well?

    At the end of they day they see this as competition towards PS+.
    Reply +6
  • August's PlayStation Plus free games include Fez, Crysis 3

  • dogmanstaruk 30/07/2014

    Why did Sony increase the PS4 games to two per month when the platform's library clearly can't support it. This month, like last month is pretty poor.

    I did raise a smile with Crysis 3 after Sony's earlier statement regarding EA not offering value for money.
    Reply +6
  • Devolver Digital and indie devs help finance failing GaymerX convention

  • dogmanstaruk 30/07/2014

    @ItsLatch

    There is nothing wrong with the LGBT gaming community wanting to have fun and play games under the umbrella of the GaymerX event.

    I don't see why this should be such an issue for yourself. If you are comfortable with your own lifestyle choices then it really shouldn't matter what other people want to do.

    I would like to refer you to my previous question which you have failed to answer.

    Why would I care if there was a straight only expo?
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  • dogmanstaruk 30/07/2014

    @WhyMeeeeee Be quiet, the adults are talking. Reply +4
  • dogmanstaruk 29/07/2014

    @ItsLatch Why would I care?

    I would love to know.
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  • dogmanstaruk 29/07/2014

    @ItsLatch So what you are saying is it is wrong for LGBT community to have a fun event enjoying games?

    I don't think it is separatist.
    Reply +2
  • This video game peripheral seeks to improve your sex life

  • dogmanstaruk 30/07/2014

    There already is a guy sex toy game for the Rift.

    Basically it is Rift, dodgy anime sex game and an electronic fleshlight.
    Reply +1
  • Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker delayed until Jan 2015 in Europe

  • dogmanstaruk 30/07/2014

    Disappointing this won't hit until 2015. It seems a perfect game for round about Christmas.

    From the top of my head does this mean the only game Ninendo have a confirmed date for is Bayo 2? I'm sure Smash is still "Winter 14".
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  • dogmanstaruk 30/07/2014

    @grassyknoll Agreed, vgchartz is a waste of time.

    There is a reason it is banned on GAF, their data isn't particuarly trustworthy.
    Reply +4
  • EA Access gives players access to triple-A games for $5 a month

  • dogmanstaruk 30/07/2014

    @squarewindow Thanks for sharing your small minded view of the world. Reply +2
  • dogmanstaruk 29/07/2014

    I noticed on the site that the UK is one of the launch territories.

    Wonder how much the annual cost will be. 40 quid? I do buy digital so I might bite.
    Reply -1
  • dogmanstaruk 29/07/2014

    @Lateralus2001
    as I think there is a future in games as a service Netflix style.
    Yeah, that is what I was hoping PS Now would end up being. Shame it isn't going to be sub based.
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  • dogmanstaruk 29/07/2014

    This has potential.

    It sounds like an EA PS+ initiative. A lot depends on the games included. The immediate problem for me is I buy my games on more than one format so there is no guarantee I would be wanting to buy the game on my Xbone.

    Fair play to EA trying something different.

    Interestingly enough Sony see to be going in the completely opposite direction with PS Now. After yesterday's reddit AMA with the verified Sony PS staff member I'm less excited about PS Now. For me that is a service which should be a subscription.
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  • inFamous: First Light expansion will be released on disc too

  • dogmanstaruk 29/07/2014

    @grassyknoll It definitely is a personal choice.

    I used to enjoy game on a shelf, but as I've got older I prefer more the minimalist look.

    I hear you about physical games being cheaper. I'm not a great fan of "digital tax".
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  • dogmanstaruk 29/07/2014

    @jabberwoky
    Yes, it will take a while. In fact that is the million dollar question, as microsoft found out. How much of a while?
    Not this generation that is for sure, but the market will slowly migrate over.

    One of the stumbling blocks has to be broadband infrastructure. I'm fortunate that I have a good connection and my exchange is about to be upgraded to Fibre, however there are plenty in more rural areas stuck with horrific sub 8meg connections like my parents.

    Perhaps a lot depends on whether or not companies will continue to invest in disc based R&D projects. Will there be a successor to BR?
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  • dogmanstaruk 29/07/2014

    @grassyknoll It has the same benefits as other forums of digital media.

    Perhaps I am more open to it as I've been used to buying PC games digitally for many years. I wouldn't think about buying a PC game on a disc, so why would it be any different on the consoles. At the end of the day the discs are redundant as the games install onto the console hard drives anyway.
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  • dogmanstaruk 29/07/2014

    @jabberwoky It will take a while for the retail disc to die.

    People are making the jump mind you. I have no interest in ever buying disc based games or media again.
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  • PlayStation 4 gets 3D Blu-Ray support next week

  • dogmanstaruk 29/07/2014

    @Uncompetative Sorry but I think you are talking bollocks.

    The pin system on the Xbone is better. It isn't perfect, but at least I can set the order in which the game short cuts are displayed. It is quite functional and easy to arrange the tiles.

    Not only that with the press of one button I go to a screen which displays all my games in alphabetical order.

    Sony could quite easily resolve the issue by allowing the option to list the games in alphabetical order...you know, like on the Playstation 3? This would be a sufficient plaster quick fix until folders are added.

    I don't know about yourself but I'm 100% digital on both consoles, and between now and Christmas I'm planning to buy a lot of games on both systems. When you have extended hard drive space and a lot of installed games navigation is key.
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  • dogmanstaruk 29/07/2014

    Is this it?

    You have to be kidding.

    10 months later, and I still can't manage my downloads.

    The question is why did Sony release the update questionare all those months ago? I doubt an updated movie share app and 3d blu ray support were the most popular choices on the wish list.

    Customising the UI really is becoming a must, especially for those who have increased the internal HDD storage. Scrolling left to right trying to find a game is not particuarly use friendly.
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  • The Last of Us director reveals secret deleted epilogue scene

  • dogmanstaruk 29/07/2014

    @Silverflash Seems to me you are reading far too much into it.

    The Remaster is being released this week on the PS4 so it is natural the game is being reported on.
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  • Telltale's The Walking Dead: Season Three confirmed

  • dogmanstaruk 28/07/2014

    I fear the bubble is going to burst for Telltale. Reply +1
  • Bungie reassures fans disappointed that Destiny only has one playable area per planet

  • dogmanstaruk 28/07/2014

    @Carpetfluff I know. Thats why I was flippant over the 50% of people do not like the game after the beta. Reply 0
  • dogmanstaruk 28/07/2014

    @bosseye I don't see what the problem with respawning mobs is.

    This isn't a traditional move from point A to point B corridor shooter. I would expect mobs to respawn to allow me to grind xp, currency and loot - no different from when I'm playing an Action RPG or MMO.

    Also don't blame your failure to bring down a larger boss due to the encounter. Again like a MMO learn the mob, the encounter and adjust your tactics.

    I think you are referring to the Spider tank which is easy once you know how, both in explore mode and Devil's Canon lvl 8.

    Sounds to me you want a boss encounter to be a 60 second cakewallk with no adds and a big red target on their back.
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  • dogmanstaruk 28/07/2014

    @jabberwoky Over 50% of people find it underwhelming?

    Perhaps you could point me in the direction of the survey which produced this result.
    Reply +1
  • Halo 3: ODST was Bungie's grand experiment that paved the way for Destiny

  • dogmanstaruk 27/07/2014

    @agent55 Trouble it is it the Master Chief Saga and apart from an Easter Egg appearance during the end section of Reach he isn't in either game. Reply +1
  • The Swapper is coming to Wii U later this year

  • dogmanstaruk 26/07/2014

    Shame it isn't coming out in a couple of weeks.

    Nothing much to play just now so I'll stick with the PS4 version.
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  • Battlefield Hardline's single-player story details emerge

  • dogmanstaruk 26/07/2014

    @icantremember I think that is why it is delayed.

    It isn't a good cops and robbers game, and it isn't moving the Battlefield franchise forward.

    Saying that, I did quite enjoy the beta. It was "ok".
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  • Tech Analysis: Destiny beta on Xbox One

  • dogmanstaruk 26/07/2014

    @Negotiator
    @Playstationman It must have taken you ages to come up with your Avatar name.
    I think you are being a bit unfair.

    Younger gamers tend to use brand intelligence in their forum names.

    He is a younger gamer, right? If not continue as you were.
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  • dogmanstaruk 26/07/2014

    @grassyknoll
    'm not sure why you're why you challenge me on facts (specs, sales etc) about the Xbox One. The specs are worst & it's more difficult to code for virtually every game
    I don't remember challenging you on the specs, in fact I remember clearly stating I don't care about the technical aspects of the two consoles. Why would I? I own a 5.6tflops 290x. If I really cared about specs then I would only play on my PC, which I don't.

    At the end of the day the real reason I don't care about the specs is I have played good quality games on my Xbone. Believe it or not games can be fun without 1.84 tflops;p

    And yes I do challenge you on the sales because you make statements as if they are factual e.g. a high proportion of PS4 owners have migrated from the X360 without any clear figures to back this up. You use anecdotal stories, and sale figures which show us total sales (we all know the PS4 is outselling the XO), but not where the sales are coming from. You haven't disputed my point that perhaps a substantial proportion of PS4 owners are disgruntled Wii U customers. Why? Because you can't. Just like you can't say how many are disgruntled MS 360 fans.

    However the real reason I challenge is down to you being a broken record. I can't remember the last time I ventured into a thread relating to the PS4 or XO without yourself being present telling us all how shit the console is, how shit it is selling, how shit MS is and how wonderful Sony and the PS4 are.

    p.s. And please remember Sony have made plenty of mistakes over the past few years, might want to remember that when placing them on this virtual pedestal of glory. Christ you are acting as if the PS3 launch never occurred!
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  • dogmanstaruk 25/07/2014

    @grassyknoll Again you base your post on assumptions generated by your preference.

    but I'm not sure why you don't get why people have turned their back on MS
    I'm not saying people haven't jumped ship. I'm saying it is impossible to give a realistic figure on how many current PS4 owners were 360 owners who have no intention to buy a XO.

    No matter how many general statements you make such as "a lot of people", "who's going to buy", "a lot of distrust" the fact remains. You can't offer an accurate adoption rate of the PS4 from 360 fans.

    Who's going to buy a product where the company doesn't understand where they went wrong?
    Considering the actions of MS I think it is clear they do know where they went wrong.
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