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  • Brothers: A Tale Of Two Sons free with Xbox Games with Gold in February

  • grassyknoll 28/01/2015

    @Bickle2 Guacamelee is one of the best Metroid inspired games in the last 10 years. Go & play some micro transaction cinematic hot garbage like Assassin's Creed or random number generator Destiny. Some people wouldn't know good game design if it slapped them in the face. Reply -3
  • Deactivated Ubisoft game keys were bought from EA's Origin using stolen credit cards

  • grassyknoll 28/01/2015

    @true_gamer Digital downloads should be less than retail price by a 3rd at least (including the US), publishers make massive savings selling via webstores. Reply +1
  • grassyknoll 28/01/2015

    @Dantonir The idiots make everything worst for the rest of us. :( Reply +1
  • grassyknoll 28/01/2015

    @true_gamer Digital pricing on console is basically robbery. It's disgusting. In no way should games be £20 / £25 more expensive than their retail counterparts. The only reason is because idiots pay those prices. There's no manufacturing, distribution is a fraction of the cost & the store cut is lower. No sane person can defend it. Reply +3
  • grassyknoll 28/01/2015

    @mcronline I'm talking about games in general, digital prices should be far far cheaper. The reason why it isn't is simple, idiots like paying more for digital. Not only that, but they're actually proud of it (So many posters put things like "all digital" like buying a game over the web instead of a shop makes them superior, they're actually mugs). Reply -3
  • grassyknoll 28/01/2015

    @mcronline Game pricing as nothing to do with piracy & no one has ever said that either. Games are more expensive than DVDs or CDs because you only make revenue in one way (by selling the game), there's no cinema or tours. I don't think game pricing is an issue anyway, the only time it is when there's quality issues or bugs, not amount of content most of the time. Reply +6
  • Pokémon, Smash Bros. sales help Nintendo back to profit

  • grassyknoll 28/01/2015

    @abeeken I love that Nintendo does their own thing, they add colour & character to the industry. The big thing I would like Nintendo to do is contract far more smaller studios (like Sony with Housemarque, Ska Studios,TH & 30 other studies). They've opened up with Namco & Koei but they need to be doing this on a far larger scale. A few more games (from diverse genres) could have had the WiiU in a far better position than it's in. Reply +5
  • grassyknoll 28/01/2015

    @abeeken Nintendo should never go 3rd party or drop the controller, but WiiU does need a price drop & to keep all their future consoles under £200 / $250 at launch. The market Nintendo aims for are extremely price sensitive, even more so than the PS4 / Xbox One audience.

    PS. Monolith Soft are Nintendo & have been for 8 years!
    Reply +9
  • Resident Evil Revelations 2 microtransactions limited to Raid mode

  • grassyknoll 28/01/2015

    This has drained any excitement I had for Deep Down & Dragons Dogma Online (at least there's no cost of entry). The funny thing is Valve makes a fortune off selling cosmetics, if the game is good, gamers want to their money at it. Reply 0
  • Dragon's Dogma Online revealed

  • grassyknoll 28/01/2015

    @Daikuza Deep Down is Capcom & SCE Japan collaboration & as said by another poster was shown at the PS4 reveal. Any Japanese studio making a PS4 game intends to sell their game in the west as PS4 is nowhere near as successful in Japan as the rest of the world. Japanese titles are generally regional unless a big franchise (like Resident Evil or MGS V). Reply 0
  • grassyknoll 27/01/2015

    @spamdangled For A. First week sales. B. In Japan. Those are very important caveats. That in no way makes it the biggest IP ever. Far far from it. (It only sold another 80k after launch, I've read the Japanese game chart most weeks for the last 10 years).

    It was the most successful new IP for PS3 in Japan that year though.
    Reply +1
  • grassyknoll 27/01/2015

    @Faramis It's coming to the west 100%. It would be PS3 only if it wasn't. Capcom Japan don't tell their UK offices anything. Reply +2
  • grassyknoll 27/01/2015

    I was so excited, but always online & F2P have killed it for me (at least I can try it for free). This should have been a retail release with offline & online coop.

    PS. Ignore the Capcom UK representative. If it's on PS4, it's coming to the west. It would be PS3 only if it wasn't.
    Reply +4
  • grassyknoll 27/01/2015

    @spamdangled I agree with all your points but in no way was Dragon's Dogma Capcom's biggest IP in history. It was the biggest new IP launch for PS3 in Japan for 2012. This is the company that makes Monster Hunter, Resident Evil, Street Fighter & Devil May Cry. Reply +23
  • Microsoft sold 6.6m Xbox consoles in Q4 2014

  • grassyknoll 27/01/2015

    @true_gamer You make stupid assumptions & have the belief that physical ownership is akin to committing a crime. Without people buying games from shops the console industry would be dead. Buying, selling, trading & lending out things has happened since the beginning of civilisation. Games are not exempt no matter what people think. Reply +4
  • grassyknoll 27/01/2015

    @bobmcboomboom I think he has learning difficulties. He assumes you must be poor or a thief to buy games from a shop... Reply +4
  • grassyknoll 27/01/2015

    @bluntforcetrauma I love it when these are bought out. I'll be able to play those games in 20 years times. If you don't connect to the internet your physical retail purchases cannot be taken from you. That cannot be said for digital copies. How could a company enforce those T&C's on a unconnected device? Digital owners always do this to convince themselves there's no difference between physical copies & downloads. Reply +2
  • grassyknoll 27/01/2015

    @Big-Boss I'm rarely play online & hate anything to do with Cloud gaming (that includes Playstation Now). The minute I can't own the games I buy is the minute I stop supporting the industry. Online has had it's benefits such as self publishing, the growth of smaller developers & gems like Demon Souls, but as been primarily negative (subscriptions, DRM & the lack of single player games as online games can be monetised). I don't think I'll be playing games in 10 years time. Reply +2
  • grassyknoll 27/01/2015

    @true_gamer You're an idiot. DRM is the most anti consumer approach in modern gaming. Publishers assume you're a thief unless you check in with them. That bullshit has no place on console for retail games. Reply +6
  • grassyknoll 27/01/2015

    @true_gamer I don't support businesses that such actively try & take something as fundamental as ownership away from me. It'll be the same with Sony, Nintendo or GOG if they attempt any form of DRM. Also if you wasn't such a total cock & read about 8 of the other comments I've made in this thread you'd see I at least own a PS4, WiiU & Vita (also a PS3, 360, 3DS, PS2 & a lovely if dated PC) Reply +3
  • grassyknoll 27/01/2015

    @Big-Boss I don't think I've said anything particularly controversial this topic. 4.5 million Xbox One's is far higher than most the forum think. I don't think I'll ever own one, but Quantum Break, Halo (which I love) & Scale bound (Platnium being my favourite developer) will be amazing. The DRM scandal was the greatest cash grab ever though, they soured me for a generation (I also hate the parity clause & think it's one of the most damaging policies in modern gaming). Everyone starts at zero next generation, MS could be more open & Sony / Nintendo more regressive. Reply 0
  • grassyknoll 27/01/2015

    @chuck_bone All your numbers are accurate. All you can say on Eurogamer is everything's OK. You have to be purposely ignorant on a topic to have an opinion on it. Reply -1
  • grassyknoll 27/01/2015

    @Mr.Spo Sony would have shipped 6 million+ this quarter (this includes consoles in distribution centres, in stores & in transit). We'll find out soon enough Reply 0
  • grassyknoll 27/01/2015

    @Big-Boss Not sure why you're so rude. GFK publish they're stuff all the time. They've even done an overview of 2014 in MVC for the UK: (they did it for Spain, Germany & France this week too)

    http://www.mcvuk.com/news/read/who-won-2014-last-year-s-biggest-publishers-games-and-accessories-revealed/0144387

    MS & Sony use / pay for this data & it's used to make the charts every week. Am I not allowed to be knowledgeable about this industry?
    Reply +3
  • grassyknoll 27/01/2015

    @irve77 I got mine from Amazon Italy for £150 with Nintendo Land, Just Dance & an extra controller. After selling those bits off my WiiU cost £112 (+ £4 for 2 EU plugs if you don't have them). I think it's definitely impulse buy at that price. Reply +2
  • grassyknoll 27/01/2015

    @dicken Fairy tales have more truth in them than those specs. Reply +2
  • grassyknoll 27/01/2015

    @greyarea78 Possibly, but if so it's going to be US, UK, Australia & Europe only. It might actually be more akin to a Steam machine than a console. I can't see MS releasing a traditional console ever again (We'll know for sure by the end of 2015, it depends on how down they are year on year). Reply -1
  • grassyknoll 27/01/2015

    @greyarea78 The minute Kinect & always online left the Xbox One, Microsoft's strategy collapsed. I think they'll integrate Xbox into Windows in the future, not Windows into Xbox. The black box doing everything under the TV is a old fashioned concept. Sony learnt that with the PS3, MS is learning that now. MS's future lies in cloud & so does Xbox. Reply +5
  • grassyknoll 27/01/2015

    @greyarea78 Nothing bores me more when people suggest companies are run like charities. If video games & consoles are not profitable for a company they will stop making them. Playstation is the 3rd most profitable sector of Sony, it's the 3rd most likely not to go, Xbox is Microsoft's least profitable sector. (Xbox will become a cloud gaming platform most likely). Reply +5
  • grassyknoll 27/01/2015

    @riceNpea Obviously it's a bit different with consoles, but it's a legacy thing with computers, MP3 players, tablets etc once it's shipped, it's money in the bank. I doubt one investor asked about Xbox One at the MS conference call, it probably makes up 1% of their entire business. Azure business solutions & Windows is all everyone wants to know about. (They had massive growth with their cloud stuff). Reply +3
  • grassyknoll 27/01/2015

    @riceNpea When ever anyone talks to investors it's shipped unless they explicitly say otherwise. Reply +8
  • grassyknoll 27/01/2015

    @Mr-Writer I'm not talking about sales, the WiiU will be looked upon favourable the end of the generation though. I understand why the WiiU is niche, but everyone who regularly frequents this board as no excuse not to own one. Reply +5
  • grassyknoll 27/01/2015

    @Mr-Writer Nintendo got lots of things wrong (launch pricing, advertising, specs etc) but got the software right. I'm not sure why you have such disdain for Nintendo. They release quality, fully function software with free online. They have a limited amount of software but so many classics. I paid £110 for it & have never regretted it. If you own a PC, PS4 or Xbox One, WiiU should be your second console. Reply +9
  • grassyknoll 27/01/2015

    @Mr-Writer Liking something is subjective, but for me the WiiU shit on every platform last year. Bayonetta 2, Captain Toad, Smash Bros & Mario Kart are a killer line up. As the WiiU is around £100 for the basic SKU new, it's a no brainer. Reply +4
  • grassyknoll 27/01/2015

    @super_monty Xbox One has ousold the WiiU now by millions of units. That's an absolute certainty.

    I love the WiiU to bits (& once you get others playing they love it too), but the amount of software it has is just to limited to sustain any momentum. The GameCube is going to have more software in it's peek year than the WiiU will have in its lifetime. A console can't sell significant numbers without COD, FIFA, Madden, Assassin's Creed & big new 3rd party franchises. It's a shame though as Nintendo's output hasn't been this good in 15 years. (Bayonetta 2 is also one of the best games of all time too).
    Reply +15
  • grassyknoll 27/01/2015

    Xbox 360 has been down about 40% year on year in the UK / US so far (according to GFK & NPD). As MS sold 3.5 million 360's this quarter in 2013, I assume it's around 2 million this time, so 4.5 million Xbox One consoles shipped last quarter is a realistic number. The 360 is still a strong software seller considering it's been on the market for 10 years (FIFA, Madden, NBA 15 & Minecraft sold the most on 360 in December in the US). Reply +11
  • grassyknoll 27/01/2015

    @super_monty Xbox One was ahead of WiiU in sales as of last September. WiiU is selling worst than the Dreamcast. (WiiU selling like it is proves there is no God). Reply +10
  • Resident Evil Revelations 2 Raid Mode offline only at launch

  • grassyknoll 27/01/2015

    @wibbl *Gives myself black eye* Reply +3
  • grassyknoll 27/01/2015

    @wibbl Resident Evil 4 is incredibly designed, perfectly paced, has so many iconic scenes / levels & full of character. Resident Evil 5 had none of the above. Reply +4
  • grassyknoll 27/01/2015

    @SirButtButts Resident Evil 4 is one of the best games of all time. I want to punch people in the face who compare it to Resident Evil 5 / 6. Reply +7
  • Unwrapping the open world of The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt

  • grassyknoll 26/01/2015

    @ziggy_played_guitar You're such a twat sometimes. You're so salty you've given me heart disease. Reply +2
  • grassyknoll 26/01/2015

    @spamdangled They're going to be great. Scalebound is in no way going be a RPG though! Reply -2
  • Ubisoft deactivating keys it says were "fraudulently" obtained and resold

  • grassyknoll 26/01/2015

    @Drunk-Si You keep acting like there's a conflict of interest. There isn't. Shady YouTube celebrity just wants money & doesn't give a shit as long as he is paid. Not that difficult! Reply +1
  • grassyknoll 26/01/2015

    @Drunk-Si You've must my point. There's no conflict of interest if your sole purpose is making money through lying. YouTube "celebrities" let's plays are not legitimate & basically adverts, their relationships with publishers are shady. If they're promoting sites to offering goods to be true they're probably are. This isn't a new thing. Reply 0
  • grassyknoll 26/01/2015

    @Drunk-Si When your only consideration is money (like these YouTube promotional people), then nothing they promote can be considered as legitimate be it the games themselves or store fronts. Reply 0
  • grassyknoll 26/01/2015

    @Dynasty2021 A second hand game isn't a stolen good. It's moronic to even suggest that. Reply +3
  • grassyknoll 26/01/2015

    @Drunk-Si It is the point. Everyone on YouTube doing "Let's Plays" or unboxings are given this shit to advertise it or actually paid. None of what they say or do is trustworthy. Reply -3
  • grassyknoll 26/01/2015

    @Drunk-Si No one should trust anyone on YouTube, it's advertising pretending not to be advertising. Same with Twitter. I'm not sure why no one hasn't noticed. Reply +2
  • grassyknoll 26/01/2015

    @LLJaf Other smaller developers / publishers have cancelled keys from there before. I've not being on the site (I get all my downloads from the Humble Store or GOG) but think G2A acts as a 3rd party for sellers. It's definitely not an official seller. Reply +1
  • grassyknoll 26/01/2015

    I would add if you buy stolen goods the police will take them from you, this is exactly the same. If a deal is too good to be true, it's dodgy. G2A are also known to sell keys brought through credit card fraud. It's the buyers fault, not Ubisoft's. Reply -15