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  • PS4 firmware 2.5 release date and details

  • kangarootoo 26/03/2015


    "so when you get the maximum internal HDD which at the moment is 2tb"

    2TB is the largest anyone makes, correct. Sorry, who are you blaming for this?

    "if you can find one"

    Amazon, Ebuyer, Google Shopping, eBay, 30 seconds, job done.

    And for the love of Buddah, please learn to use full stops. I know you know what they are - I can see one right at the end of your post - but they supposed to go after sentences, not paragraphs.
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  • kangarootoo 26/03/2015

    Important Note™

    I just noticed that the latest firmware on this site, is still 2.04.


    Now I suspect this means that if you were to back up your PS4, and upgrade to a larger drive, you would not be able to install 2.5 on that new drive from a USB stick (which I think is the only way), therefore rendering your PS4 unable to yet see your full PS4 back up.

    Perhaps EG could investigate this?

    Edit: obviously the website will be updated pretty soon, but if someone were trying to upgrade right now, this may be a problem.
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  • Arnie's new film channels The Last of Us

  • kangarootoo 26/03/2015


    Yeah, as soon as I wrote it I thought, "Nah, that isn't right. 100% of films could be average, if they were all the same."

    I left it for the joke, and just hoped no one would notice ;P
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  • kangarootoo 26/03/2015


    80% of movies are average? Not sure about your maths there.
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  • kangarootoo 26/03/2015


    A huge amount of TLOU is the gameplay. The key plot could easily fit into a movie format.
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  • kangarootoo 26/03/2015

    It, doesn't look that much like The Last of Us. Not once you escape the genre. Reply 0
  • DriveClub developer Evolution set to lose 55 staff, sources say

  • kangarootoo 23/03/2015


    "it is well known"

    And yet no link. How puzzling ;)
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  • kangarootoo 23/03/2015


    I actually thought that was some fan reall-footage-game-footage mashup thing at first. I could literally not believe I was looking at game graphics. That video is genuinely amazing :)

    Or is this where you tell me some of it is real, and I look stupid....
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  • kangarootoo 23/03/2015


    "It's normal to have some redundancies after a game is finished"

    No it isn't.
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  • Don't forget to download Bloodborne's 2.69GB day one patch

  • kangarootoo 23/03/2015


    Better to have a patch ready (a patch goes through QA quicker than a disc, which is why this kind of thing happens), than no patch at all (AC Unity, we're looking at you here).

    That said, I agree with the principle of finishing games before you sell them :)
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  • The best PS4 games

  • kangarootoo 22/03/2015

    Destny, lovely shooting, but some of the worst game writing in modern history. Not exegerating.

    P.T, very nice, but not really a game. Also, that screenshot is kind of a spoiler. Really couldn't find one of an empty coridor?

    DA Inquisition really looked interesting to me, but I sort of struggled with the first one (never played the second one). A friend that really likes RPGs considered it to be incredibly slow and boring. So people who've played it, please tell me about it.
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  • Making sense of Steam's refund policy

  • kangarootoo 20/03/2015


    I don't think that is true. What is being discussed here is the right to back out of an online purchase.

    Other laws exist to cover "fit for purpose", laws that could be relied on way after the 14 day period, and those laws still apply here. If a game turns out to be so badly broken that it is unusable, a customer could pursue a refund regardless of this current debate.
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  • kangarootoo 20/03/2015


    "The problem in this case is people coukd effectively rent the game and then claim a refund on the grounds its faulty, and its hard to tell whats genuine in this age of half finished games being released."


    The trick with any law is striking a balance between the letter of the law, and the spirit of the law.

    The most important thing is the spirit of the law - the job the law is supposed to do, the protection it is supposed to afford. However, we can't just operate on case by case judgements, so we have the letter of the law to try and maintain some sense of continuity.

    To take the example in hand, if the law protecting digital good allowed people to download a game, play the game to completion, and then get a refund on the grounds it was broken or rubbish, the law would be entirely exploitable, would not afford any protection to the seller, and in the end would be a broken law.

    So whilst anecdotally it makes sense to say that someone should be able to return for refund something they don't like, a law that is not built to function broadly, and balance protection of the consumer against protection of the seller, is not use at all.

    A law that says "no refund once you've played it" protects the seller, and ALSO protects the consumer in the true majority of cases (who can still reverse a purchase if the game has not been "used").
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  • kangarootoo 20/03/2015


    "You can return it in 14 days as long as you havny taken wrapper off."

    This is true but the caveat is specific to DVDs and a few other types of product.


    In general, your right to return goods within 14 days does not require those good to be unused. Same as buying a graphics card, installing it in your PC, finding it not suitable, and returning it (which is also permissible under the law).

    "You should be able to download a game and if you don't install it be able to return it as this is the digital equivalent of opening it."

    This part is already clear in the existing law. If you download the software, you can no longer return it. You say that installing the game (not downloading) is "the digital equivalent of opening it", but that is your own definition, and the law disagrees with you.

    The issue here is not the law, it is Valve's application (or non-application) of it.
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  • Bloodborne can be purchased with your actual blood in Denmark

  • kangarootoo 20/03/2015


    Getting someone to donate blood the first time is the battle. After the first donation, the odds of donating again rise considerably. For that reason, this promotion is an excellent, practical idea.

    And all blood is screened, so talk of people trying to donate contaminated blood is just scaremongering.
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  • Phil Spencer's new vision for the Xbox One

  • kangarootoo 15/03/2015


    If calling someone a "fucking idiot" for playing one console more than another, is what you describe as "calling him out", then I say again, you have issues.

    And no accountability for trash written on forums eh? On that, we agree.
    Reply +1
  • kangarootoo 13/03/2015


    "bullshit you spend most time on Xbox 1. If you do you're a fucking idiot."

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  • Watch The Last of Us star Ashley Johnson's emotional BAFTA speech

  • kangarootoo 13/03/2015

    And Destiny, game of the year, whuuuu? Reply +2
  • kangarootoo 13/03/2015

    What a lovely, genuine speech. Reply +1
  • How Elite: Dangerous' new Wings co-op works

  • kangarootoo 12/03/2015

    Yay! Coop is a word that always makes my ears prick up. And coop Elite is the stuff that wishful conversations with friends were made of 20+ years ago. Reply +11
  • Here's your first look at Cliff Bleszinski's new game

  • kangarootoo 11/03/2015

    "Developed by Bleszinski's new studio Boss Key Productions, Bluestreak will be a free-to-play shooter......" awww maaaaaan.

    Also, at the risk of sounding like an ass, I didn't see footage of a game. I saw footage of an environment (made in an engine that makes good environments).

    A game has gameplay, and until I see that, I'm not really looking at a game.
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  • Ninja Theory cut one of Devil May Cry's most sexually suggestive lines for Definitive Edition

  • kangarootoo 09/03/2015

    I can see why they cut at, as it is quite a childish line. I don't mean childish in any kind of moral high ground way. I mean only that the line seems designed to titillate, but does so very clumsily, and the way the sentence is cut off just before a "rude word" appears... it is just poor writing, which is all the reason you need to remove it.

    Now I've not played the game, so perhaps there are lots of other equally shonky lines that have stayed, I am just describing the line as I see it.
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  • Steam now shows Steam Machines and their prices

  • kangarootoo 07/03/2015


    Amen brother :)
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  • kangarootoo 06/03/2015

    That is a very light coloured glass of red wine there. If I didn't know better I'd say it was a prop glass of Ribena.

    It may indeed just be something light, like a nice Pinot Noir (yum yum), but if I were to pick a wine to accompany a granite based monster PC, I would go for something like a Malbec or a Mourvedre, something that wears heavy boots.

    And also, errr, nice PCs. Pricey. I guess you get what you pay for (though I know what granite costs, and it isn't that much).
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  • Rock Band 4 announced for PS4 and Xbox One

  • kangarootoo 05/03/2015

    Back catalogue, check.

    Old peripheral support, check.

    Nothing more to say really. Lets go.
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  • Infinite Crisis dev Turbine making Batman: Arkham Underworld for iOS

  • kangarootoo 03/03/2015

    "Infinite Crisis dev Turbine making Batman: Arkham Underworld for iOS"

    Holy shit, that is a headline and a half!

    It is like when you get a spam email that tries to sneak past spam filters by random inserting words at the start.
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  • Eurogamer readership survey 2015

  • kangarootoo 03/03/2015

    I'll add my name to the list of those calling for comment scoring to be abandoned. It promotes group think, and frankly I was never sure the point was.

    It can't be for removing offensive posts, because it doesn't remove them, and besides you have mods for that.

    If people want to say they agree or disagree with something, might I suggest wrting "I agree/disagree" as appropriate. Maybe even expand on why, and well I never, a discussion may actually develop.

    Maybe this thread is an opportunity, as you seem to be reading it @Oli, so I'll ask directly. What is the intended purpose of the +/- system?
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  • Unreal Engine 4 is now free. For everyone. Really

  • kangarootoo 02/03/2015


    I don't think you know what $19 a month actually gets you.
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  • kangarootoo 02/03/2015

    Unreal have seen how much dosh Unity are making from their asset store, and have decided to focus on being a service. Good news for everyone I think. Reply +11
  • Among Friends: How Naughty Dog Built Uncharted 2

  • kangarootoo 02/03/2015


    I don't want to be the bearer of bad news, but the reason people are negging you rather than engaging, is that you haven't said anything worth engaging with. Repeating variants on "the truth hurts" simply makes you look desperate for personal attention by any means. Maybe your approach works on youtube, but it won't here. Try saying something substantial, instead of just posting pictures like you found a new button, and you may get some responses.

    I'm giving you this advice as a little gift. There will not be a conversation.
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  • kangarootoo 02/03/2015

    Such a great game. The best if the Uncharted games by leagues. Reply +1
  • Riot boss regrets reaction to League of Legends SpectateFaker case

  • kangarootoo 02/03/2015


    But it isn't against their will.

    They use a service, by choice, that allows others to stream their gameplay. If anyone wishes their gameplay not be streamed, they stop using the service that allows it.

    You see, the word "basic" doesn't apply here. You should investigate further what the actual setup is.
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  • kangarootoo 02/03/2015


    But the morals argument makes no sense. It is over simplifying something that is comlicated.

    I pay the amount of tax that the law requires me to pay. I rather expect that you do too. I don't pay less than I am required to pay by law, but neither do I pay more.

    Tax credits for families, are these immoral? What about tax free ISA savings accounts, are these immoral? Salary sacrifice to increase the tax free payment made into a pension, is this immoral?

    I am not saying it is morally right that some people have a lot of money when others do not. What I am saying is that for everyone, you, me, rich, poor, the law is what dictates how much tax we pay. Everybody is treated the same in that regard. If society deems that I should pay more tax, the law is changed. If society deems that you should pay more (or less for that matter) the law is changed. This happens all the time, with changes in tax rates, and exemptions for those on lower incomes or with families.

    If a "rich" person takes investment advice, and that advice guides them to use their money in a way that results in them legally paying less tax, they are acting no differently to me or you putting money in an ISA. But I bet we don't consider ourselves immoral if we do so, because "hate the rich" is a nice easy slogan that makes comlicated economics easier to understand.

    Bottom line, you legislate tax. And if somebody doesn't pay as much tax as you think they should, or takes advantage of a legal approach that allows them to pay less tax than you think they should pay, you change te law.... because that is what the law is there for in the first place.

    A government that avoids forcing tax payments in law (to keep a rich few donating), whilst jumping on the popular bandwagon (that talks about taxes as a moral issue, when it is no such thing), gets to look moral whilst washing hands of responsibility for the actual result. THAT, is immoral.
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  • kangarootoo 28/02/2015


    Are you sure it isn't because he used to be 14, and is now 16?

    He turns into a moody loner as he turns into a teenager, and your first port of call is to blame a video game?
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  • kangarootoo 28/02/2015

    The accusations of bullying are extremely ill chosen. StarLordLucian was legitimately using a service supported by Riot. If the software they provide or support allows for behaviour they aren't keen on, they should modify it. If legitimate use of supported software can harm a player's career, the first responsibility lies with those that create/support it.

    This reminds me of the government complaining about rich people using legal tax avoidance schemes, when it is the government's own responsibility to determine tax law.
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  • Future Assassin's Creed games will have "more robust modern day" than Unity

  • kangarootoo 27/02/2015


    "most people care more about the modern day than the historical stuff."

    Based on what data?
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  • kangarootoo 27/02/2015

    Ah shite. I was glad to see the back of them frankly, and it actyually annoyed me each time one of those cut scenes appeared.

    Rogue didn't have a single bit of that modern day bollocking about, and this was one of its many strengths.

    "Fans were left disappointed by Unity's brief sashays into the present day, presented via a couple of quick cut-scenes."

    Ahem... what? Lets have a quick show of hands on this thread. - me if you missed the modern day stuff in Unity, or + me if its relative absence was of benefit (or of no consequence).
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  • University dives into the physics of Assassin's Creed's haystacks

  • kangarootoo 25/02/2015


    Research is a learning tool. It isn't always in the name of a practical solution to a pressing problem.

    Engineers learn by theorising over unusual scenarios - it makes learning more fun, which in the end makes it more effective.
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  • kangarootoo 25/02/2015


    Well actually, I was looking at it one way with my first example (the result of hitting the ground), and another way in my second example (the force exerted by a given deceleration through straw).

    But a proper solution explores the two in combination - how much does straw slow me down, and what impact is survivable once I've "run out" of straw.

    Interestingly, other games in the series have also used snow, rose petals, and other unidentified leafy things (some were yellow as I recall, and Black Flag included what looked like piles of palm leaves) - given these are Uni students (and so reasonably senior), would have been nice if they could have extended the investigation to include each of these other materials (including what happens when each "material" is compressed), maybe identifying which of those used would actually be best for the job.

    As a p.s. I wondered when playing, at what height might a trained stunt person or diver expect to be able to actually hit a cart the size of those featured (especially if falling blind due to facing upwards).
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  • kangarootoo 25/02/2015


    Not quite as simple as f=ma. When you reach terminal velocity, you are no longer accelerating, but clearly smacking into the ground at a constant speed is unhealthy.

    A more applicable formula in this case.

    E=1/2 mv2 (where E is the kinetic energy imparted by the collision).

    Edit: and that 2 means squared in case it wasn't obvious. I just can't write it correctly in superscript in this thread.

    Edit2: ah, I was considering acceleration to be gravity, but if a is in fact the deceleration applied by the straw, f=ma will tell you the force applied to the assassin's mass. I stand corrected (by me).
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  • kangarootoo 25/02/2015


    "the height of a haystack wouldn't have a huge impact on it's ability to decelerate mass making the whole thing pointless."

    Are you sure about that?
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  • Don't buy Darkest Dungeon from the Windows Game Store, dev warns

  • kangarootoo 24/02/2015

    "The developer says Microsoft has been receptive to the matter and is doing its best to resolve it."

    I'm confused. Has the Windows Game Store become sentient? Are MS no longer in control of their creation? Do they have to trick it by distracting it with biscuit before grabbing the illegal content?
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  • Pickup where you left off: Returning to Guitar Hero

  • kangarootoo 22/02/2015


    I play Rocksmith, and have played guitar for decades, and was a big fan of GH (and quite expert at it, if I do say so).

    They simply aren't the same. One is a game, and the other is playing guitar. Fortunately nobody has to choose between them.
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  • kangarootoo 22/02/2015

    "Eventually, I picked up a cheap overstocked guitar bundle of the wildly unpopular Aerosmith standalone game."

    That would be the Aerosmith game that sold 3.6m copies? The most successful of any of the band specific GH releases? The one that made more money for Aerosmith that any one of their albums?

    I didn't much like it either, but it took me about 40 seconds to research the above, and I wasn't getting paid.
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  • Assassin's Creed Unity patch removes need to play companion app

  • kangarootoo 19/02/2015

    After preordering this, and then trading it within hours and playing the much superior Rogue, I may actually return to this at some point. I really wanted to like it, but there were just too many barriers to fun. Perhaps there are less now. Reply 0
  • PS4 20th Anniversary Edition unit No. 00001 sold for £85K

  • kangarootoo 18/02/2015


    "Pony up" is an old term, for putting up the money you promised. It probably has its origins in cockney rhyming slang.

    It isn't really a "professional" term, but it is very much in keeping with the editorial humour that is present across most EG articles.

    Ah, a quick search tells me it is not cockney in origin, but is rather a US term. So we all learned something.

    Edit: actually, the more I read about it, the more it looks like a term that was taken to the US in a raw form by English immigrants, and whilst the first recorded use was in the US, it probably DOES have some connection with the east end of London. This FASCINATING! ;)
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  • kangarootoo 18/02/2015

    How the f*ck did this thread turn into such a load of console war drivel?

    The story here is that somebody seemingly trolled a charity auction (what a prick), and then Sony paid up the money so the charity wouldn't lose out (hurray).

    Somehow we have got from that to people listing out games in bold, and whining about whether a games console is worth X amount of money (do those fools even understand what a charitable donation is?)

    But games and gaming, take it seriously rest of the world.
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  • kangarootoo 18/02/2015


    Did you seriously just drop the "more money than sense" bomb on a charity auction?

    Get out.
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  • Paranautical Activity resurfaces on Steam after its dev threatened Gabe Newell

  • kangarootoo 18/02/2015


    Quite right. I bow to your greater mastery of our mother tongue.

    "I'm not sure the horse would stand for all that."

    So you see, the list of affected parties is growing at an unbridled (YES I went there) rate. Best we abandon this onboarding nonsense before any more of the animal kingdom is affected.
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  • kangarootoo 18/02/2015


    "Part of the beauty of the English language is its flexibility"

    I can't help thinking that in these modern times, flexibility is a euphemism for allowing bullshit marketing and poor education.

    I read an article some months ago about us needing a new word for people that only eat fish (such a word already exists), because vegetarians also eat fish (no they don't). All because people misuse the word vegetarian, and haven't educated themselves about the existence of the word pescatarean.

    The same article also suggested the term flexitarian - as I understood it, a person who still eats meat sometimes, but wants the social kudos of calling themselves something that implies the same ethics as vegetarianism. I nearly did f*cking murders when I read that.

    Anyway, my personal language pedantry aside... onboard is not a verb, and reonboard is not a word. So you can take your beautiful flexibility, and reonboard it up a horses bum! ;)
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