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  • Rapture leaked: The true story behind the making of BioShock

  • jabberwoky 17/04/2014

    Yes its a great game. I bought it because all the reviews said it was special, and it was. Better imo than bioshock infinite having played them back to back very recently. Reply +3
  • PlayStation 4 has sold 7 million units worldwide

  • jabberwoky 17/04/2014

    I honestly think the gap between the consoles will get a lot wider yet. x1 has had its big squeak with titanfall. Reply +2
  • Bungie insists Destiny remains on track despite composer exit

  • jabberwoky 17/04/2014

    I expect the details will eventually come out but what is obvious is that we don't have the full story. So someone has something to hide. Reply -4
  • Veteran Halo composer fired from Bungie "without cause"

  • jabberwoky 16/04/2014

    So they parted as "friends". Because thats what you do to friends - you fire them without explanation.

    I don't know whats going on here but someone is lying.
    Reply +19
  • You can hate your lover in Dragon Age: Inquisition

  • jabberwoky 15/04/2014

    @Lionheart

    "Cue the "Dragon Age II was awful" comments."

    Oh, thanks for reminding me. Dragon age 2 was awful.
    Reply +5
  • Trials Fusion has day one patch to boost Xbox One resolution

  • jabberwoky 14/04/2014

    Whats that puffing and wheezing I hear? Why, its xbone trying to catch up again.

    To be honest even I am getting tired of kicking microsoft when its down, and I always thought that was impossible after the DRM hell they tried to pull.
    Reply -1
  • Talisman: Digital Edition review

  • jabberwoky 14/04/2014

    "The second card was a group of brigands who stole all of my money and dumped it on the other side of the board,for anyone to take."

    Luxury. When I were a lad years ago before they modified the rules the brigands stole all your equipment as well.

    I think its a great game, a bit like real life where, really, anything can happen. Knowing you can easily lose makes getting to the crown of command amazing.
    Reply +3
  • Amazon, Asda drop Titanfall Xbox One bundle to 349

  • jabberwoky 13/04/2014

    @Suarez07

    Look at the list of bad games that did not sell, like resident evil 6 with an advertising budget the size of manhattan, or ff13 series. Then look at dark souls, a surprise hit. Look at skyrim that sold well. Anyway this has nothing to do with how the market works, if a lot of people want to play cod thats the market. But I have given good examples of how the market is working, although there will always be injustices.
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  • jabberwoky 12/04/2014

    @Suarez07

    All markets are based on competition, plus pricing in order to cover costs and make profit. And if there is a limited price people will pay, then the market will develop games to meet that market price or they will go bust. And if the market was so dire, no-one would be interested in it, but its a multi billion pound industry, hardly a sign that its on its last legs. Even as we speak, the likes of watchdogs and witcher 3 are in development. And all this WITH second hand games for the last 15 years.

    Whatever happens, the market will decide, thats you and me wanting to play skyrim rather than angry birds, and the companies that produce the best skyrims will do well, the ones that don't will whine about second hand games.
    Reply 0
  • jabberwoky 12/04/2014

    @Suarez07

    But cocaine is somewhat different to free ability to sell your game which you paid for. I know publishers don't like it but when you price your game, you put it at a price which takes into account the second hand market and allow for costs to be recouped and a profit to be made despite the second hand market. And costs are recouped and profits are made. Year after year. The company that goes bust does so because other companies do it better, not because of the second hand market. Put it another way, without the second hand market, prices would then take into account that fact and would be cheaper when new, because of competition. Which means less money for each title. Its competition which determines profit and surviveability.

    As for people saying they didn't sell as much as they would like, well, others managed it....
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  • jabberwoky 12/04/2014

    @Suarez07

    Whats cocaine got to do with it? Nothing.

    And xcom enemy within sold well and that was not "millions".

    I can only assume you did not read my post which was quite clear on the basics of the market place. All you can offer is "second hand sales really doesn't help". And "publishers hate them".
    Reply 0
  • jabberwoky 12/04/2014

    @Suarez07

    Second hand sales.

    The market exists for second hand sales, fact. As it should, its my game that I paid for.

    Anyone selling new in that market charges cost plus profit, taking into account those second hand sales, and bearing in mind good games get sold second hand less.

    They do that in competition with others selling new.

    If someone goes out of business, its because of the competition from others selling new, not second hand games.

    Why is this? Because when they price, they do it on the basis that the second hand market already exists, charging cost plus profit on that basis.

    Its not the second hand market that puts them out of business. If it was there would be no videogame publishers.
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  • jabberwoky 12/04/2014

    @Suarez07

    "if you find pc gaming complex, then really, you should think about just giving up breathing too, as that's also pretty complex too.

    over exaggerating just makes you look daft."

    Are you saying pc gaming is as simple as breathing? Isn't that overexaggerating? Does that make you look daft?

    The two flaws with pc gaming, are its greater hassle factor in getting games to work and the drm issue. And if you don't mind either thats ok for you, but its a big turn off for some. If I want to mention those two reasons when saying why I do not do much pc gaming I will and there is not a damned thing you can do about it.
    Reply 0
  • jabberwoky 11/04/2014

    @dogmanstaruk

    Yes but its not reliant on the internet, it just prevents copying which is ok by me.

    But I agree with you on GOG, which I think is a great site and the odd pc game I play I would always go there.

    When there are a lot more witcher 3s I will be very tempted back to the pc.
    Reply +3
  • jabberwoky 11/04/2014

    @dogmanstaruk

    Well.....I disagree about the simplicity of pc gaming and then there is the drm.

    No I have not spent time with the console.

    I will over exaggerate as much as I please!!
    Reply +1
  • jabberwoky 11/04/2014

    @MccyMcFlinn

    As I said its the drm and lack of ownership, which is an issue for me, I don't know why you did not mention that. That is not an issue on consoles. As for the issues of playing them, console games play with less hassle than pc games. I never said the modern consoles didn't have issues, but games bought for them run with less problems than games bought for pc. I am talking for the average bod on the street. The internet is full of advice on how to get game to run on a pc, no-one posts how to get one to run on a console.

    But if it works for you and you don't mind drm,I can see it has a lot of cool things going for it.
    Reply +3
  • jabberwoky 11/04/2014

    @dogmanstaruk

    You have just agreed that the xbox is less powerful than the PS4, and said "so what". The so what bit is what I said in my post. The other so what bit is the fact that games will run better on PS4. In my view its a very fair so what.

    There are other issues like the look of the thing, the brick the size of manhattan, the issue of supporting microsoft after they tried to ruin gaming with their DRM nightmare, the kinnect issue which annoys a lot of people, etc etc, for this I thought I would just coin the term mess to save space.

    And I am not interested in a pc I like to own my games and I like them to work when I put them in the machine on a greater than 50% basis without having to waste weeks on forums trying to make them go.
    Reply +3
  • jabberwoky 11/04/2014

    "So get in there quick."

    Why? For 39 I can get the 360 version, which is almost as good, then get a PS4 and be set up for the definitive console version for TF2.

    Buying an underpowered mess of a console just so you can play a slightly better version for a few months, is rather short term thinking.
    Reply +7
  • I never want to play Shenmue 3, Half-Life 3 or The Last Guardian

  • jabberwoky 12/04/2014

    @Physically_Insane

    "So what I got from this article was - games that have been in development hell and are pushed for release are usually of poor quality, so that's why Shenmue 3, Half Life 3, etc will be shit."

    Well I read it a few times and thats pretty much what I got. Beyond shallow, but the headline probably reeled everyone in so job done I guess.
    Reply +2
  • Face-Off: Titanfall on Xbox 360

  • jabberwoky 12/04/2014

    I remember the dreamcast demo pods which blew my mind after being used to ps1. Reply +13
  • "We have the ambition to build the best gaming console for fans"

  • jabberwoky 10/04/2014

    The xbox one is currently taking the beating of its life so I can understand microsoft suddenly finding a need to reach out to its gamers. Reply +6
  • Performance analysis: Titanfall on Xbox 360

  • jabberwoky 09/04/2014

    "There are times when the game feels uncannily close to the Xbox One version"

    Is the difference 400 worth?
    Reply +3
  • The numbers game

  • jabberwoky 05/04/2014

    As an aggregate of what lots of reviewers think, metacritic is very useful. If some bod down the road thinks a game is great, you are not necessarily persuaded. If everyone you meet says its a great game, you become more convinced. And that is the name of the game with reviews, people want to know whether its any good before they drop 40 notes, it matters - they do not want a turkey.

    Example, EG gave brink a high score. I bought it. Its was beyond pants. Had I checked out other sites, I would not have been stung. I was stupid, I paid for it, but it won't happen again. If I had bought from amazon, it may have given me a reality check because of that link.

    That does not mean I am ruled by scores, if a jrpg gets an average score, I may buy it anyway because I like them and can see that they probably would not score well on metacritic being a niche product.
    Reply +2
  • Titanfall on Xbox 360 will run at over 30fps

  • jabberwoky 04/04/2014

    Don't suppose it will be a free xbox gold game. Probably not.

    Anyway the difference between the 360 and xb1 versions hardly seems worth 400, especially as titanfall 2 will be out in a few months, well maybe a year, and you can get the proper console version on PS4.
    Reply +3
  • Diablo 3: Reaper of Souls shifts 2.7m in a week

  • jabberwoky 03/04/2014

    @cheesyfiend

    "Do you live in a time-bubble? Do you have an internet connection once a week? If not, how can you complain about "always-on"? When Blizzard are doing maintenance or the servers are down, you know what I do? I go play another game, or ya' know.. go outside or something. Sheesh."

    With an offline mode you have zero problems. With always online you can have plenty. Blizzard knew this and didn't care. Lots of their fans did care and the franchise got badly tarnished. Weirdos who champion less functionality as opposed to more functionality for the user notwithstanding.
    Reply +5
  • jabberwoky 03/04/2014

    Only 2.7m. Thats pretty lousy really considering the size of the franchise. Looks like D3 and its always online fiasco really screwed things up for blizzard.

    Good.
    Reply -7
  • Amazon reveals Fire TV set-top box and controller

  • jabberwoky 03/04/2014

    When they can get the witcher 3 on it let me know and I might re-think the PS4.

    Oh, wait a minute, just saw that controller.
    Reply 0
  • Age of Mythology Extended Edition out in May

  • jabberwoky 03/04/2014

    Well, I'm getting it for the improved water. Reply +2
  • Warhammer 40K: Storm of Vengeance review

  • jabberwoky 03/04/2014

    3 out of 10 seems a little generous going by the text. Reply +10
  • Pink Nintendo 2DS headed to Europe next month

  • jabberwoky 02/04/2014

    Well I'm still waiting for the bog standard 2DS XL. Wake me up when it comes. Reply +1
  • Phil Spencer named new boss of Xbox

  • jabberwoky 31/03/2014

    See that speck in the distance. Its the PS4. Thats your dinner. Go get it. Reply -3
  • Surprise Bravely Default success sparks Square Enix rethink

  • jabberwoky 31/03/2014

    Looks like Square Enix have had a sudden severe attack of common sense. Reply +134
  • EA's Origin ditches physical discs

  • jabberwoky 31/03/2014

    "We'll still be here when you transition your gaming habits to the wonders of digital downloads."

    So you will still be there when hell freezes over. Good to know.
    Reply -1
  • Microsoft has a Kinect for Windows v2 sensor

  • jabberwoky 28/03/2014

    @Buenos_Estente

    "Phew - was beginning to think that PC users would miss out on all those great Kinect games like... well erm... that sports thing."

    You forgot kinnectimals!! How could you forget that!! And that other sports thing. Thats 2 you deliberately missed out.
    Reply +1
  • The Last of Us headed to PS4 this summer, Sony employee says

  • jabberwoky 27/03/2014

    Well, not having a ps3 and definitely getting a PS4 means this looks like the biggest no brainer since, well since the last big no brainer. Reply +4
  • EA Star Wars games to take inspiration from Batman Arkham series

  • jabberwoky 26/03/2014

    EA doing what it does best.

    "That batman thing sold well, lets make our new star wars IP like that."

    Thats EA at its creative finest.

    My dog has more creative talent than the whole of EA put together.
    Reply +5
  • Facebook buys Oculus VR for $2 billion

  • jabberwoky 26/03/2014

    So you buy the physical occulus but you can't use it unless you are logged into facebook. You get adverts flashed up every so often. Reply 0
  • Diablo 3: Reaper of Souls' launch "will be fine"

  • jabberwoky 24/03/2014

    Blizzard knew they could not get away with online only with console gamers, because we stand up for ourselves, as microsoft found out when they tried to pull that scam with their xbox one.

    Still I would like to spare a thought for our PC cousins, pity Blizzard don't have the same respect for them.
    Reply -8
  • New Dragon Age: Inquisition screenshots swoop in

  • jabberwoky 24/03/2014

    After the disaster of DA2 I will wait for the reviews on this one. Reply +7
  • Far Cry 4 set in the Himalayas, has ridable elephants

  • jabberwoky 22/03/2014

    @dogmanstaruk

    Whats unrealistic about that. Back in my MI6 days I used to do that all the time.
    Reply +2
  • jabberwoky 22/03/2014

    @dogmanstaruk

    Far Cry 1 probably hasn't aged well but its still leagues better than FC3, which took out all the realistic immersive bits and threw in the latest gameplay gimmicks from GTA and assasins creed.
    Reply 0
  • jabberwoky 21/03/2014

    And no doubt, lots and lots and lots and lots and lots of things to collect, starting with various plants and animal skins. Plus little immersion breaking minigames galore scattered all over the place. Don't tell me, you have to get from a to b via c d and e in under two minutes. And infinitely respawning baddies with lousy ai shouting obscenities at you. Plus lots of cutscenes.

    Give me the original far cry any day of the week before ubisoft wrecked it.
    Reply -11
  • Microsoft talks PS4 sales: "This is a marathon, not a sprint"

  • jabberwoky 21/03/2014

    @MrTomFTW

    If you mean one day this will be yesterdays news, fair enough and I take your point.

    But for now its history in the making, and its fascinating stuff about which a lot of people care, not least the idiot above who is trying to make us all believe his company is happy with its plan of being outsold nearly 2-1 by the PS4.
    Reply +3
  • jabberwoky 21/03/2014

    @MrTomFTW

    "So who "won" the 360/PS3 generation?

    I would say microsoft clearly won the last generation, they went from a small percentage of market share to near parity, a massive achievement with far reaching effects on the videogame industry.

    "Does anyone even care?"

    Yes, microsoft care about that, and so do sony. And it is interesting at least for the rest of us, so I would say people do care.

    And right now, with near 2 to 1 sales advantage for the PS4, I think there are plenty of people who care. How can you imply none of it matters and no-one should care?
    Reply 0
  • inFamous: Second Son review

  • jabberwoky 20/03/2014

    I will be getting a PS4, when it has some decent games, (killzone is probably ok but its not enough by itself). And this game does not, from the review, make me go and get one yet either.

    Sigh. Back to lost oddyssey then and that second boss, the one thats a complete arse.
    Reply +3
  • Two new Assassin's Creed games this year, one set in 18th century Paris

  • jabberwoky 20/03/2014

    No, don't tell me, I know this one. You have to assasinate 8 people and collect things. But the big twist is....this time its in a different place. Reply 0
  • Sony announces Project Morpheus virtual reality headset for PlayStation 4

  • jabberwoky 19/03/2014

    So, christmas 2014, PS4 with camera, VR and Watchdogs bundle for 399. Reply +3
  • Titanfall review

  • jabberwoky 19/03/2014

    @jetsetwillie

    Yes, that would justify the hype and reinforce it such that I would get it sooner rather than later.
    Reply 0
  • jabberwoky 18/03/2014

    @PSfourskin

    I guess I would bring my purchase forward and really look forward to it if it got a ten.
    Reply -2
  • SimCity can now be played offline

  • jabberwoky 18/03/2014

    But they said it could not be made to play offline.

    So I don't understand why it now is.

    Unless......they lied.

    But they wouldn't do that, so....

    No, I am totally confused.
    Reply +6