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  • Cliff Bleszinski's return to video games

  • kangarootoo 27/04/2016

    "But some of us are starting to recognise that games have been about white dudes for so long"

    Starting to recognise? Well I suppose years late is better than never.
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  • YouPorn-sponsored esports team banned from ESL

  • kangarootoo 25/04/2016

    @AkumaG

    "What an immature and asinine point of view."

    The irony here is strong.

    OK, I chose badly when I implied it was the end of the discussion. What I meant was that the sentence was definitive regards a challenge of the decision, my bad. No reason to get all upset though.

    Please do indeed continue to discuss :)
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  • kangarootoo 25/04/2016

    "These aren't new rules but ones that have been in our rulebooks for a long time."

    Whatever your feelings on the matter, that sentence above is the beginning, middle and end of the discussion. They can choose what rules to apply to those taking part in their events, which is exactly as it should be.
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  • I don't accept the premise of the question

  • kangarootoo 25/04/2016

    This sounds like a riff on the suspension of disbelief.

    If the game is successfully leading you as intended, that is because it has successfully grabbed and held your attention, and is directing it effectively. If the game fails in that regard, a player may go off exploring on their own.

    I don't agree with the idea (not that anyone is necessarily suggesting this) that being led by the hand is inherently a bad thing. Almost every example a player cites of it being a bad thing, is an example of a failure of the game to suspend their disbelief. If the job is done well, the player will enjoy being led, which is usually the overall aim.
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  • Sherlock Holmes: The Devil's Daughter delayed until June

  • kangarootoo 19/04/2016

    @homerramon

    I have the same concerns. I thought that the last one was the best of the lot, and had mechanically really come together, but I also have reservations about the apparent modernisation of the characters in this one.
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  • Bandai Namco launches a Dark Souls clothing line, but...

  • kangarootoo 08/04/2016

    Who else thought of this?

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  • You can block people's progress in The Division by standing in a doorway

  • kangarootoo 08/03/2016

    @ShiverinEskimo

    Firstly, don't confuse me with other people.

    Second, I wasn't complaining about them making a video numbskull. I was complaining about them needlessly griefing players, after already observing others doing so (which was enough to highlight the issue). I expect better from professional journalists.
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  • kangarootoo 08/03/2016

    1. People are idiots. How on Earth did Ubi not recognise this.

    2. EG staffers griefed players, what to prove this works? Are you fucking kidding me? Now I have to decide whether I stop reading this website. Not kidding. I seriously can't belive you did that, for an article, you fucking idiots.
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  • Vote on Doom's alternate box art

  • kangarootoo 07/03/2016

    A is clearly the better choice. I get that B is an homage, but still. Understated always wins. Reply -1
  • Sniper Elite 4 is coming out this year

  • kangarootoo 07/03/2016

    Oh, and if you're reading this Rebellion, and you were wondering whether to bother with 3D this time around, please do :) SE3 and Trine were some of the handful of PS4 games that support 3D, and it really worked well in SE3. Reply +2
  • kangarootoo 07/03/2016

    @Christoferson

    SE3 first came out July 2014. Not sure this is what you would really call a quick turnaround for a sequel.
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  • kangarootoo 07/03/2016

    Yay! SE3 was just excellent. Played right through, plus all the DLC, then did it all again online coop with a friend. They really nailed it with 3, super pleased there is another one coming. Reply 0
  • In Theory: Does PS4 offer VR its best chance at success?

  • kangarootoo 05/03/2016

    @mannyYearsAgo

    "just like all the people who got smacked in the face with WiiU remotes."

    Which was in fact, relatively nobody.
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  • Metal Gear Solid fan remake cancelled

  • kangarootoo 05/03/2016

    So many people on here seem to be struggling with the basic concept of ownership, and assuming Konami did something evil, just because the hated word "copyright" features in the conversation.

    Honestly, if the solution seems simple, you probably don't understand the problem.
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  • "I was slightly confused by the reaction"

  • kangarootoo 04/03/2016

    @wot_da_fuq_u_sayin

    Good grief. I find it hard to take seriously the words of someone who writes FAILED in all upper case. Clearly you have a rather more fanboy need to declare wins and fails than I do, as you aren't describing the reality I experienced.

    Anyway, one of the first XBox games I ever played was Halo, which was released in 2002. A quick wiki check tells me the last games were released in 2007/8. Lets say 2007 to be sure.

    So that is five years, not two years. Quite respectable. And there were many cross platform games during that time (which were consistently better on XBox than on PS2 - I owned both).

    And comparing to the PS2 is hardly realistic. The success of the PS2 won't easily be replicated. By your measure, every console except the PS2 has been failure. The original XB lasted long enough, and had lots of good games. The 360 even more so (this is in fact the first gen in which I've not had both).
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  • kangarootoo 04/03/2016

    @wot_da_fuq_u_sayin

    I had an original XBox, and I was always very happy with it. Which way did it go that I'm not aware of?

    I see the end result that everyone fears that you describe, but is that really likely? That big console publishers will drop the XBO if the sales don't pick up? I don't think so. I can see very expensive exclusives declining if sales don't perform (except for MS, who will always support their own platform with 1st party content), but there will always be cross platform titles for the XBO, I've no doubt of it.

    So I get the fears, but I think they are unfounded. And honestly, if people are really that worried, they should just sell their XBO and move to PS4, because this won't be the last time we see this happening.
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  • kangarootoo 04/03/2016

    @obidanshinobi

    "You paid for a games console, you want something special and exclusive for it, that's perfectly normal. "

    It clearly isn't normal for everyone. I buy my consoles on the basis of what they are capable of, and what games I can get on them. I don't really mind whether other gamers can get the same games elsewhere. I don't want my console to be "special and exclusive", I just want to enjoy my games.

    I'm afraid to say that wanting your console to be exclusive (i.e. not everyone can enjoy what you are enjoying) DOES sounds fanboyish to me. I'm not considering people fanboys without considering their opinions, I am doing so BECAUSE of their opinions.
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  • kangarootoo 04/03/2016

    "I was slightly confused by that reaction" - I think every right minded person would be. Reply +129
  • No Man's Sky gets a final release date

  • kangarootoo 03/03/2016

    @Rivuzu

    "And can the same argument not be lodged against blind faith fans who are equally ill informed?"

    Absolutely it can :)
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  • kangarootoo 03/03/2016

    @Rivuzu

    Fair enough. I am typically quite skeptical, and tbh I remain so over NMS.

    I am also just a pedant of the highest order, and when criticisms are not based on any kind of logic, a vein twitches in my neck (regardless of what I personally feel about the game in question).
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  • kangarootoo 03/03/2016

    @Rivuzu

    Honestly, none of that matters either. As gamers, we pay for the game experience we get.

    It doesn't matter how many people made it. It doesn't matter how they generate their content. It doesn't even matter how cagey they have been about releasing details, because surely the reviews will explain all of that before people buy (exactly the purpose of a review, right?)

    The only things that matter are whether it is good, and whether it lasts a reasonable amount of time. Honestly, all those other complaints you list, whilst perhaps valid gripes in a broad sense, are utterly spurious when it comes to determining the price.
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  • kangarootoo 03/03/2016

    @Rivuzu

    Why are people saying the price is steep?

    This isn't one of those "The gfx looks stylised, which means it is indie, which means it should be arbitrarily cheap" angles again is it?
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  • The Division to get raids, player-trading via free post-launch updates

  • kangarootoo 03/03/2016

    If I do get into this, it will be coop with people I know, as is my usual habit. This means that raids are so so in view, but loot swaps are super welcome. Reply +2
  • Star Wars' Finn actor calls for a Battlefront story mode

  • kangarootoo 03/03/2016

    It has been said several times already, but the word "acquiesce" has no place in this article. It is misleading, and comes across as an attempt (failed) to use "big words".

    Edit: and also "to which EA acquiesced to". Just take that sentence out back and shoot it, now.
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  • Far Cry Primal uses Far Cry 4's map layout

  • kangarootoo 03/03/2016

    This doesn't come as a massive surprise. The signs that this was a comparatively cheap "do over" were already pretty clear in other parts of the game. I guess the trick is to hide the reuse, and it sounds like this was done very well. Reply +1
  • Steam Bundles now cheaper if you already own included games

  • kangarootoo 03/03/2016

    @freaqie

    I agree that it always comes down to the cash, but Valve have probably discovered, as Apple did some while ago, that this sort of discount drives sales and increases profits in the end.
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  • Assassin's Creed Syndicate bows out today with The Last Maharaja DLC

  • kangarootoo 01/03/2016

    @DacoitOne

    I played through Rogue just after Black Flag, before I tried out Unity, and I totally agree. It is similar enough to BF to not break anything, but has some nice new additions, and is a pretty sizeable game.

    Black Flag is still the only AC game I've 100%'ed, but I got really really close with Rogue (that bloody last legendary battle was just infuriatingly tough, and I have't quite fully upgraded my ship).

    I am rather hoping for an HD version of Rogue one day, but I'm not sure if that is really Ubisoft's thing.
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  • kangarootoo 01/03/2016

    I didn't realise there was any more DLC to come, so this is nice. I did rather like Syndicate, though it still hasn't toppled Black Flag from my fave AC game ever, and a lot of its merit came from being set in Victorian London (of which I'm a big fan). Reply +3
  • It sounds like Xbox One will get hardware upgrades

  • kangarootoo 01/03/2016

    In other words, sales of the XBO as a straight up console remain poor, so they have to "try things", find a new angle.

    The focus on TV didn't work so well around launch time, and I'm not sure that straying towards PC territory is going to help this time.

    If you want an uber machine, you buy a PC. If you want something convenient but upgradable, you buy one of the SteamBox and Alienware type offerings. If you want platform wide compatibility and services, you buy a console. I don't see that making the XBO upgradeable won't find it squeezed between PS4 and Steam boxes. Perhaps if the Steam box type systems didn't exist, there would be space for an upgradeable console, but they do.

    Edit: I don't really know what I'm talking about with Steam boxes. I mean this sort of thing.
    http://www.dell.com/uk/p/alienware-x51-r3/pd?oc=d00ar301&model_id=alienware-x51-r3
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  • Far Cry Primal beats Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare 2 in UK chart

  • kangarootoo 29/02/2016

    @whome

    Thanks for the info. Now I am even more undecided on the matter :)
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  • kangarootoo 29/02/2016

    @whome

    Did you play FC4? How does Primal compare to that?
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  • kangarootoo 29/02/2016

    @Mashum

    I did wonder. I really liked FC3 and 4, but this one never leapt out at me, and I couldn't quite put my finger on why. Limited weapons perhaps? It was hard to say, I felt very little about what I'd seen.
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  • HTC Vive costs 689 in the UK

  • kangarootoo 29/02/2016

    @Zyrr

    A friend that pre-ordered reported that tax and shipping adds another 57.60. Have you found that to be the case also (I don't know where you are)?
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  • Town of Light review

  • kangarootoo 29/02/2016

    "I'm not going to call this a 'walking simulator', because that stupid phrase should be fired into the sun."

    Quite so.
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  • Valve fires Dota2 commentator, Gabe Newell calls him "an ass"

  • kangarootoo 27/02/2016

    @Fragtaster

    I used to be quite a good technical gamer (could complete Mickey Castle of Illusions with no life lost, and House of the Dead on one credit, to name a couple, not that I was ever close to the world level peeps in the article), but I made my peace with losing my edge a long long time ago. I almost never play games on Hard settings now, and I used to all the time. Ce la vie :)
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  • The god who Peter Molyneux forgot wants his cut of a new game bundle to go to charity instead

  • kangarootoo 26/02/2016

    @Briosk You're very welcome. Good luck to you. Reply +3
  • kangarootoo 26/02/2016

    @Briosk

    Well of course you know your own mind better than I or anyone else does, and I admit I was rather assuming. I just remember some of the comment on the previous story, and they annoyed me... but then many things annoy me :) Anyway, glad to hear you weren't influenced by those comments.
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  • kangarootoo 26/02/2016

    @RawShark

    Fair enough, I was being a bit reactive :)
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  • kangarootoo 26/02/2016

    @RawShark

    Implying that taking money from people that wanted to give him money was the wrong thing to do?

    Who are we to decide?

    Giving money to charity is an admirable thing to do, no doubt, but it is not for us to say what is right or wrong in this case.
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  • kangarootoo 26/02/2016

    It is a nice thing for him to do, but I can't help feeling sorry for him, that he had to act in response to the complaints of people who would have persecuted him if he hadn't taken this step. Because that is the way some parts of the internet treat others sometimes, whilst at the same time taking the moral high ground.

    If you weren't him, the organisers, or one of those happy to donate, it was frankly none of your business (this includes myself, as I am none of those three). But there you go, that is how this stuff works out sometimes.
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  • Shadwen's launch price will decrease if more people play the demo

  • kangarootoo 26/02/2016

    @SteadyBarker

    Maybe I was just slow, though I did collect every trineangle on my first play through (which did involve some repeating maps), which was also of course a factor.
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  • kangarootoo 26/02/2016

    @spamdangled

    Your logic does rather assume that the gaming public has a rock solid grasp of value in the first place.

    Every time I see a conversation about how a good game 5 hours long and costing 10 is expensive, my confidence in that assumption is reduced.


    On a related note, by coincidence I watched an advert for the old Atari 2600 console earlier today. The console was 129 and the games started at 18.95. In the early 1980s!

    A handy internet widget tells me that is about 400 and 60 respectively. So more or less the same price as today for AAA console games, for about 20 minutes of repeated game play, with graphics that looked like the tread of a Wellington boot.

    Honestly, games have never been as cheap as they are today.
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  • kangarootoo 26/02/2016

    "We built our success solely on Trine franchise, and with Trine 3 we destroyed all the hard work overnight, leaving us with very few pieces to start over with"

    I really don't get this. I played through all of Trine 3, and I liked it. Sure there were some issues with controls, that resulted from the addition of a 3rd play dimensions, but none of it was a big problem. I recall people also complained about the duration, which amazes me. Played it co-op, probably took 4-5 hours? Cost 15. Since when was 4-5 hours for 15 a problem?


    "Personally I don't completely agree with the harsh criticism Trine 3 received," the developer stated. " Yeah, me neither. ANd it is a real shame that its reception apparently did so much damage to their company.

    "Had it been a new IP or from someone else it would have been viewed very differently." I think that is probably true. Perhaps if Trine 1 and 2 hadn't been so awesome, people would have cut 3 some more slack.
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  • The Flame in the Flood review

  • kangarootoo 26/02/2016

    Awesome sub-title. Awesome, awesome, awesome. Reply +2
  • Superhot review

  • kangarootoo 25/02/2016

    Loved the demo of this. Great idea, and really well executed. Reply +1
  • It looks like Naughty Dog used Assassin's Creed artwork for the new Uncharted 4 trailer

  • kangarootoo 25/02/2016

    @elpidoforosprospatho

    There is nothing, nothing, more undignified and immature that trying to win an argument by referring to your own IQ.

    And you are fortunate the mensa test doesn't include a question about knowing the difference between irony and sarcasm.


    "you will mature eventually"

    Now THAT is irony.
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  • kangarootoo 24/02/2016

    @spamdangled

    Haha. My inbox only showed the pre-edit version of your post, which was somewhat confusing.


    Yeah, they should know better, but in this case the "they" could well have been a junior artist, or even someone whose job was to supply stock artwork to environment artists.

    It could be argued that someone higher up should have created a process to guard against this sort of thing, but projects like UC4 are really big, and things are bound to slip through the gaps sometimes.

    I doubt they will be any fallout from this. Ubi will understand how it could happen, ND will remove it, everyone will be friends again :)
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  • kangarootoo 24/02/2016

    @SheffAl

    That is by far the most likely explanation.
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  • kangarootoo 24/02/2016

    @kieran12

    I had to read your ranty post like three times to work out what point you were making.

    So you are saying that ND steal their ideas for entire franchises, and ALSO teeny tiny pieces of artwork for framed paintings.

    And (I can't believe I'm even responding to this part) of all the things Donald Trump might reasonably be accused of doing, staying silent is not one of them.


    I am pretty much convinced this was a mistake on the part of an individual ND employee, and neither a conspiracy nor a reflection of any company policy whatsoever, but do continue to shout about it if you'd like.
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  • kangarootoo 24/02/2016

    @nothough

    Really? A professional artist noticing their own work even at a glance seems pretty standard to me.
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