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  • California county lets citizens trade violent video games for ice cream

  • frazzl 19/09/2014

    'Murica! Reply 0
  • Yakuza 0 debut trailer reveals 1988 Kamurocho, new haircuts

  • frazzl 19/09/2014

    @[STARS]TyranT Great idea mate! I would definitely back that. Reply 0
  • frazzl 19/09/2014

    Come on Sega, why the fuck don't you localize these games. A simple, bare bones translation of the dialogue (i.e. subtitled) and menu would be enough for me. I just want to be able to understand what's happening, what I need to do and how to do it. Seriously how much would that cost you :(? Reply 0
  • Forza Horizon 2 has eight free day-one DLC cars

  • frazzl 17/09/2014

    @DavoTheDiv_2010 The Day One edition costs the same as the "standard" edition. This is a bonus for those who pre-order. Reply +6
  • Face-Off: Destiny

  • frazzl 15/09/2014

    @CynicalMe3 Yeah it is ridiculous here. Average price of a game in NZ is 45 - 50. Certain titles can cost up to 60 (e.g. popular Activision ones like COD). Definitely not a cheap hobby. Reply 0
  • frazzl 15/09/2014

    @TPoppaPuff No Gamestop her in NZ. The equivalents like EBGames are shockingly expensive. I ordered from an online Aussie retailer and saved NZD30 at the expense of having to wait. Oh well I have Diablo and Danganronpa 2 to play. Reply 0
  • frazzl 15/09/2014

    @ahrmon I have only played the Destiny beta so I have no idea what the end game is like. I do think the gunplay is far better than that of either Borderlands title which makes up a lot. I guess I'll see when my copy of Destiny finally arrives (the *perks* of trying to save money by ordering from overseas...) Reply +1
  • frazzl 14/09/2014

    @spamdangled Ouch that's pretty harsh. I don't mind Destiny. It's a prettier Borderlands with better gunplay and lousier writing. Fun playing co-op but rubbish single player. Reply -2
  • US Xbox One sales rise but PlayStation 4 still top

  • frazzl 14/09/2014

    @funkateer
    Where MS massively messed up imho is the almost Kafkaesque anti-consumer approach that they had in mind at launch, like how they basically planned to monopolize the 2nd hand market.
    Also the mandatory kinect gimmick was a huge mistake that made the X1 way too expensive.
    Exactly!
    Reply 0
  • frazzl 13/09/2014

    @Kili102 Sure grassyknoll would be correct if and only if the 360 continues to outsell the X1 month over month. However there is no way he can know this. What he has is 8 months worth of data (January to August) of which the 360 outsold the X1 over 6 of the 8 months. That's way too little data to make any sort of conclusion. The problem is he's a fanboy and he's willing to jump to whatever conclusion supports his brand loyalty. Reply -5
  • frazzl 13/09/2014

    @funkateer My comment was with regards to his statement that the Xbox 360 was only outsold my the X1 over 1 month. It is in fact 2 (February and March). I have, as you have in your post, stated that it is far too early to judge what will happen by the end of this generation. Reply -3
  • frazzl 13/09/2014

    @SawnoffSpudgun Actually your sentence is written in the present tense. Not using a continuous tense. I suggest you hit your grammar books again buddy.

    And what exactly did I lose? Pointing out that grassyknoll incorrectly read the graph? That's a fact. Sorry buddy try harder.

    And getting negged here is a badge of honour given how many Sony fanboys like yourself and grassyknoll populate the comments section.
    Reply -6
  • frazzl 12/09/2014

    @SawnoffSpudgun You said this

    Grassyknoll sticks to his guns, doesn't get personal and constantly backs up with stats.
    That's not the past tense buddy.

    Secondly he is looking at the graph wrong and you're supporting this incorrect analysis. What does that say about you?
    Reply -10
  • frazzl 12/09/2014

    @grassyknoll

    1) You don't have any idea how responsive the market will be to anything. You're not even Pachter.

    2) You have no idea what the life span of the X1 or PS4 will be. Once again you're making shit up.

    3) The transition from the PS2/Xbox to the PS3/360 may have been harder but once again you have no idea how this generation will play out.

    So in summary it's quite simple. You are guessing. Guessing using very limited data and your very obvious Sony bias. So why the fuck should anyone take what you say seriously? Who, apart from a fanboy or an idiot (one and the same in my book), will make predictions based around 10 months worth of data?
    Reply -5
  • frazzl 12/09/2014

    @SawnoffSpudgun You mentioned "stats". The only stats here are those in the graph. And the graph clearly shows exactly what I am stating. Grassyknoll is shifting goal posts by only looking at a portion of the graph stating that the part that doesn't fit his argument is irrelevant. So yes he is a SDF member. As are you. Reply -10
  • frazzl 12/09/2014

    @grassyknoll It is you who needs to review your basic mathematics and statistics. You are extrapolating a bullshit conclusion from a very limited window. Only an idiot would do that. Neither the PS4 or X1 have been out long enough for anyone to draw a firm conclusion as to what their final sales numbers will be. That was and still is my point, because if we use your very limited and completely idiotic extrapolation we can also clearly conclude that the X1 will comfortably outsell the PS3 in the US as it has outsold it for more months than it hasn't. And that is something you are unwilling to concede. If it does it'll clearly sell over 30 million units. Last I recall you were saying the X1 would struggle to sell even 10 ;). Reply -6
  • frazzl 12/09/2014

    @grassyknoll Actually it's February and March for the 360. You can't even read a basic graph. And it's February, March, April, June, and August for the PS3. So I guess we can expect the X1 to easily outsell the PS3 in the US right? :D Reply -6
  • frazzl 12/09/2014

    @sanctusmortis What grassyknoll is doing is selectively looking at a portion of the graph only. A typical fanboy shifting goal posts. Reply -10
  • frazzl 12/09/2014

    @SawnoffSpudgun Because he is a fanboy. This isn't the first time I have called him a fanboy. And the facts are there for all to see. The graphs clearly demonstrate that in the time period post launch the X1 has outsold both the 360 and PS3. What you and grassyknoll are doing is shifting goal posts and looking at only a portion of the graph to manufacture a counter argument. So if anyone's nerve has broken it's his and yours. Sorry buddy, troll harder next time :cool: Reply -9
  • frazzl 12/09/2014

    @grassyknoll And the graph clearly demonstrates that in the same post launch time frame the X1 has outsold the X360 and the PS3.

    And you have stated that people with no intention of getting a PS4 should not complain about it in its related article. Since you don't intend to own a X1 you should follow your own advice.
    Reply -8
  • frazzl 12/09/2014

    @grassyknoll Did Sony match their PS3 targets? How many have they failed to meet. Ditto for Nintendo. So why do you only point out MS business failures and not Sony's or Nintendo's?

    As for "launch aligned" well it's convenient for you to shift goal posts. The fact of the matter is month for month since launch the X1 has sold better than both the 360 and the PS3.

    And didn't you whine about people who "never intend on buying a PS4" complaining about it? So what the hell are you doing here? You don't intend on getting a X1 that much is clearly obvious to everyone.
    Reply -11
  • frazzl 12/09/2014

    @Episode13 Exactly. Both consoles are similarly worthy purchases and people should just enjoy the consoles they own without slating those they don't. +1 for you. Reply -3
  • frazzl 12/09/2014

    @goggyturk Of course history matters. People wouldn't store data if it didn't. And MS are not the first company not to meet internal targets. Sony and Nintendo have had just the same problems. On numerous occasions. Should we start wailing about Nintendo and Sony being doomed too? Reply -6
  • frazzl 12/09/2014

    @ziggy_played_guitar You're forgetting that people like grassyknoll and andrewsqual are high ranking members of the SDF. It doesn't matter that NPD totals show the X1 outselling the X360 during the same post-launch time frame. Hell it doesn't even matter that the X1 is heavily outselling the PS3 in the same post-launch time frame in the US. Especially given just how dominant Sony were the previous generation with the PS2 in the US and every where else. Or for that matter that the X360 has and still is outselling the PS3 in the US for god knows how many months straight. It really goes to show just how badly Sony fucked up in 2006 and they have still managed to recover just fine. But hey, MS are doomed! Trust grassyknoll. He knows all ;). Reply -11
  • Sony insists Vita is here to stay

  • frazzl 12/09/2014

    I love the Vita, it's a great console, but I don't think it's impossible for "AAA" titles to succeed on it. Both Uncharted and Killzone on the Vita are decent games, nothing more which is most probably why they did not sell as well as Sony hoped. Instead of trying to shoe horn a PS3 looking (and playing) title on the Vita as Sony did with these 2 titles (the recently released Borderlands 2 is another example), games should be made that play to the Vita's strength. Reply 0
  • Performance Analysis: Destiny on Xbox One

  • frazzl 12/09/2014

    @dogmanstaruk Yeah the comments section here is going nuts. Why is this bad news in any way? All it means is that X1 owners stand to benefit. PS4 owners already have said benefit. Everyone wins. Reply +5
  • Microsoft pledges to replace batch of noisy Xbox One consoles

  • frazzl 11/09/2014

    @donniebox True. Perhaps if they go down the memory card route like the DS and the Vita along with digital downloads? Reply 0
  • frazzl 10/09/2014

    @mr2ange I think the cartridge based systems were more robust. Less moving parts I guess. Reply 0
  • frazzl 10/09/2014

    @CaptainKid That's what Sony does as well. Ditto with Apple if I am not mistaken. It's standard operating procedure. Reply -3
  • frazzl 10/09/2014

    @mr2ange Sadly I have had quite a few:
    PS1 - Not the launch one but one of the earliest models had the dreaded disc drive failure. After 3 years of which the final year the PS1 spent on its side or upside down I had to get the entire disc drive replaced.
    PS2 - Japanese launch model that came with the faulty memory cards that deleted themselves every couple of weeks.
    Xbox 360 - Japanese launch model that RRODed 3 times
    PS3 - Blu-Ray drive failed after around 4 years. Got a super slim replacement.

    Had much better luck with my NES, Mega Drive, Saturn, DC, N64, GC, Xbox and Wii.
    Reply 0
  • Wii U exclusive Fatal Frame 5 shows off clever GamePad controls

  • frazzl 10/09/2014

    I sure as hell hope they have a European and an American release... Reply +4
  • Destiny thrills, but the big picture rings hollow

  • frazzl 10/09/2014

    7/10? Reply -2
  • iPhone 6 and Apple Watch revealed

  • frazzl 10/09/2014

    @TheEarlOfZinger I am a light mobile user (just texting, some surfing and gaming) so the Windows 8 OS was fine. I do agree however for more dedicated users Android would be a better option. The 8.1 update has addressed a number of issues although the app market would still be considered lacking in comparison. Reply -1
  • frazzl 10/09/2014

    @TheEarlOfZinger Yeah the 8.1 update was pretty good. I hope MS keep them coming. Reply 0
  • frazzl 10/09/2014

    I guess I am old fashioned but all these smart watches are pretty meh in my opinion. I'd take a mechanical watch over any of these! Reply +4
  • frazzl 10/09/2014

    I am going to stick with my Lumia 1520. Fuck getting an iPhone. Reply -1
  • EA is removing Ray Rice from Madden 15 following NFL suspension

  • frazzl 10/09/2014

    @Percinho Sure I agree with you on that part. I was just saying that the video disturbed me enough to make an exception this time. Reply -1
  • frazzl 10/09/2014

    @Percinho I agree with you there and I had the same reservations until I saw the video. I guess if you do want your rosters unchanged you could forgo updating them. Or perhaps you could create a custom player with similar stats (not too familiar with Madden 15 so I am not sure if you can indeed do this). Reply -1
  • frazzl 10/09/2014

    @megatronx Have you watched the video? I suggest you do. It shows you her so-called slap. You also see him spit on her in the lift and when she tries to push him away he gives her a hook to the side of her head that sends her sprawling into the elevator's metal railing knocking her out cold. He then leaves her on the floor till the elevator stops before casually dragging her out. So there's only 1 party guilty of wrong doing and I sure as hell hope the NFL and his sponsors make him pay for it. Not holding my breath though. Reply +25
  • PS3 and Xbox 360 Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor delayed

  • frazzl 10/09/2014

    @umairkhan I preferred FEAR 2 to the original. I guess I am one of the few XD. Reply 0
  • frazzl 10/09/2014

    @umairkhan Monolith didn't do Fear 3 if I am not mistaken. Reply 0
  • UK chart: The Sims 4 finds a home in the top spot

  • frazzl 08/09/2014

    @Rogueywon I would rate just as highly. They're both brilliant and worthy additions to any PS Vita owner's library. Reply 0
  • frazzl 08/09/2014

    @dogmanstaruk Yes I did and loved it as well! One of the best games I played last year! Its DS prequel 999 was damn good as well. Reply 0
  • frazzl 08/09/2014

    It's actually "Danganronpa" and the first title is brilliant (my favourite game this year). Looking forward to my copy of the sequel arriving this week. Reply +9
  • Microsoft UK confirms it is behind cheeky Destiny fragrance ad

  • frazzl 06/09/2014

    @ManatuBear A tongue in cheek ad is a dirty trick? I can't imagine what your site must be like if it has a rabid fanboy like you as an editor. Reply -5
  • PewDiePie no longer allows comments on his videos

  • frazzl 03/09/2014

    I don't watch his show, it's not my cup of tea, but he seems to be a nice enough guy. And I don't blame him not wanting to read Youtube comments. Or most comments posted on the WWW for that matter. Reply +2
  • Editor's blog: A brief note about "GamerGate"

  • frazzl 03/09/2014

    @nibblo
    Just for the record I am totally for more female devs and more diversity in games not only because I believe in a fair shake for everyone but for the purely selfish reason that it makes more interesting games for me to play.
    I agree with you here. Diversifying game narrative will only make things better for all gamers.

    Yes I have a social conscience and I use it on an hourly basis I don't need reminding like I'm a naughty child.
    What makes you think that this article is directed at you? Why are you placing yourself in the position of "naughty child" here?

    As others below have stated 99.99% of gamers DON'T make death threats to devs or random feminists and actively discourage anything resembling a threat. However I would guess a lot of us are getting more and more annoyed at the wall of SJW's which has been coming down on us for the last couple of years and I for one am sick of it. It appears to me that if you are a indie female (even better feminist) dev you are beyond reproach and the same goes for gaming journalists. It has to stop, it's convincing no one for a start so the whole thing is pointless and is just alienating normal, socially healthy, tolerant gamers. There is no "other" side of the story being discussed here it's all one way with the various editors and moderators.
    This is what I take issue with:

    1) Is it a minority of gamers that make death threats at devs or game related media personnel, particularly women? Sure. Does it mean the problem is insignificant and doesn't deserve to be called out? No! Shouldn't you be angrier at the idiots doing this? Why direct your anger at Eurogamer and people who disagree with you here, like myself, rather than at the muppets responsible for this mess in the first place? And here's a hint, Sarkeesian and Zoe Quinn are not the responsible parties.

    2) Female game devs are not beyond reproach. The issue here is that the criticism is violent and misogynistic. Take a look at unpopular men in the games business, be it devs or execs. People like Molyneux, Cliffy B, David Cage, Bobby Kotick, Don Mattrick, or any number of publicly known execs in companies manufacturing FB and mobile titles. How often do people doxx them? How often do people threaten to rape them with a tire iron and kill their families? How often do people make it a campaign of theirs to highlight their sexual infidelities? Surely you can see that there is a disparity here right?

    And even the "positive" comments are different. How often do commentators online comment on how "fit" a male dev or exec is? Or how they'd love to bang them? Or publish online sex comics about them? Now just Google the shit someone Jade Raymond has received....

    For the love of games lets get back to articles about games.
    This is about games. The public image of gamers has taken massive hits over the last years because of vocal online idiots and the general malaise at responding the rest of the gamer population have. This is what the above open letter is about. To encourage regular gamers not to be the silent minority and let the abuse propagate unquestioned. Looking at the replies here though is quite disheartening to be honest.

    Alright I have said what I wanted to say. Neg away.
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  • frazzl 03/09/2014

    @BDL1980 Yeah, uh huh, so tell me how long have you been experiencing this persecution paranoia? Has that tin foil hat of yours helped you any? :rolleyes: Reply 0
  • frazzl 03/09/2014

    @nathanswinfield She did provide proof of threats. If you'd bothered to check you would have found that she pasted the entire Twitter barrage of threats on her profile. Or are you suggesting she made a sock account to threaten herself and her parents :rolleyes: Reply -1
  • Why we need more developers like Zoe Quinn

  • frazzl 03/09/2014

    @adrianabond I was expecting this reply because people like you are unable to see their own hypocrisy. Dan's views don't match your own so that obviously means he's corrupt and in it for sex right? Have you forgotten your original post?

    Unless you wrote this just looking to get laid. Then good job, I'm sure she'll call you soon.
    Looks like the only person here looking for special treatment is you. No surprise there :cool:
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