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  • Brianna Wu's next game aims to "replace Twine"

  • kangarootoo 26/11/2014

    @dirtysteve

    "was I talking to you?"


    Really?

    Man, I haven't heard someone say that in an argument for about 30 years. Priceless.
    Reply +3
  • kangarootoo 26/11/2014

    @Coolchwip

    Well, there is that. Gotta start somewhere though :)
    Reply 0
  • kangarootoo 26/11/2014

    How the world should work.
    1. Someone says something irrelevant.
    2. Everyone thinks "That isn't relevant."
    3. Everyone talks about something else.


    How EG comments seem to work.
    1. Someone says something irrelevant.
    2. Everyone talks about it, forever.
    Reply +19
  • Ubisoft details third major Assassin's Creed: Unity patch

  • kangarootoo 26/11/2014

    I'm currently playing Rogue, and really liking it (it is AC4, with a different hat on; no bad thing).

    By the time I get to Unity, hopefully all the bugs will have been replaced with fun. Ubi should release games that work on day 1, but I understand that they struggle with this idea, so I plan around it.
    Reply 0
  • Elite: Dangerous, David Braben and a scale model Cobra MK III

  • kangarootoo 24/11/2014

    @bad09

    You really seem to be struggling with the concept of relative value. I can only suggest that you stop being so stubborn, because it isn't even like you need to learn anything here (I'm sure the lesson is already in your head).

    The worth of something depends on its relative value, and the capacity of the purchaser to buy it.

    You can keep chucking hyperbole like "silly" about the place, but until you accept that the value of £100 depends on how much money an individual has, and how much they want a thing, you are just going to keeping looking foolish.

    Edit: "Guess it hit a nerve with some...." - your approach to debate is hitting a nerve, believe me (for the record, I've never played this version of Elite, and have spent nothing on it).
    Reply +4
  • kangarootoo 24/11/2014

    @bad09

    Money and value are very subjective things. You call someone a prat for spending money on things, but you are measuring the "correct" amount of money based on your own wealth AND how important the item in question is to you.

    Whenever people say "more money than sense", they always imply a lack of sense when of course an excess of money and plenty of sense would also allow the saying to remain true.


    There are many different ways a person can be foolish and short sighted ;)
    Reply +5
  • Elite: Dangerous ditches planned offline mode

  • kangarootoo 17/11/2014

    The main issue here is the expectation. That they said there would be a single player mode, and have now changed that proposition, is the real problem.

    If they had said from the start that it would be an online required game, I'm not sure many people would have batted an eye lid. It would have then been an Elite mmo, and even for those that don't really play mmos, the proposition of a new Elite with a persistent online universe would have been appealing.

    There will of course have been people who would have said "no thanks, not interested in online", and those people still have a valid grievance.



    As for those that backed it on kickstarter, here we have the age old problem with kickstarter. The backers paid for early access to the game, not for technical or creative say in how it would be developed. As much as possible any developer will try and state their aims accurately at the start, but things change as you go, in all game development. Kickstarter gives a sense of ownership, that in practical terms cannot be honoured in all cases. To some small extent, it is the luck of the draw.
    Reply +7
  • Assassin's Creed: Unity launch beats Black Flag's in UK chart

  • kangarootoo 17/11/2014

    And this is why we will keep seeing buggy releases. Publishers have seen that being late hit sales, but being buggy does not. Reply +4
  • Who needs games: PlayStation 4's first year

  • kangarootoo 15/11/2014

    Is there some connection between Tom leaving, and everyone at EG seemingly towers turning into a grumpy opinion-piece writer?


    "and PSN's ups and downs (mostly downs)"

    What? Which downs are these? Is this even journalism anymore?
    Reply +3
  • How Assassin's Creed: Unity's micro-transactions work

  • kangarootoo 14/11/2014

    Then only way I'll be able to play Unity and not find real money purchases annoying, is to ignore it completely. I know that if I so much as dip a toe into it, I will either feel behind the curve, or make a purchase and then immediately regret it. The only solution is to pretend it doesn't exist, and take whatever in-game currency grinding as it comes. Reply +5
  • Assassin's Creed: Unity launch debacle sparks Ubisoft rethink

  • kangarootoo 13/11/2014

    I'll be playing Rogue for a while yet, which will hopefully be pretty solid, being an AC4.5 type affair (not something I have any issue with btw).

    Unity should have been patched to the gills by the time to get to it....... which then only leaves me to worry about it reportedly not being a huge amount of fun :(
    Reply -4
  • SingStar Ultimate Party review

  • kangarootoo 13/11/2014

    I can't deny any of the points made (when they eventually turned up a third of the way through, once the review of a photograph had been completed), but I'm afraid have to fly in the face of all the "yay classic Ellie review returns lolz" celebrations. The priority here seems to have been 1)be funny, 2)review the game, which I have always found kind of cringey. Reply -14
  • See inside BioWare Edmonton with Google Maps

  • kangarootoo 12/11/2014

    @magicfinbow

    I bet some of the desk clutter, and any secret stuff, will have been cleared up before the google camera packpack person was allowed in. And whilst it may not be the zaniest workplace you've ever seen, it had considerably more life in it than a lot of places I've witnessed. A surgeon's scalpel is "very very sterile", that office as offices go is "quite characterful".
    Reply +2
  • Leaked Halo 5 videos reveal new scope and sprint mechanics

  • kangarootoo 10/11/2014

    De-scoping in sp and coop was a pain in the bum, but I can see how it would be quite a key mechanic in mp. Reply +5
  • Everything not saved will be lost

  • kangarootoo 08/11/2014

    ZZZZzzzzzzz Reply +11
  • PS4 software update v2.01 to tackle Rest Mode problem

  • kangarootoo 05/11/2014

    @Jmog

    Rest mode is the new name for Standby mode, which also brought some functional changes... sufficient in number that I guess they count it as a new mode :)
    Reply +1
  • Hearthstone bot maker forced out of business

  • kangarootoo 03/11/2014

    @dr-gray

    "[Insert misplaced and ill-informed outrage]"

    Care to expand on that?
    Reply +6
  • Eternal Darkness dev Denis Dyack back with ambitious new studio

  • kangarootoo 31/10/2014

    @tassletine

    "The main thing wrong with Dyack is that he is opinionated and fights back"

    Hmmm, not sure those are at the top of the list.


    "Not many people could do that and he's obviously found some backers who understand that ability"

    Ability is nothing without control.


    Anyway, character assassination over. No more from me :)
    Reply +3
  • kangarootoo 31/10/2014

    I'd love to see a sequel to ED, but I simply have no trust in this dude. Simple as that. Reply +5
  • Assassin's Creed: Unity features World War 2 section

  • kangarootoo 30/10/2014

    Is this article headline a spoiler?
    Or is the trailer a spoiler?


    Shut up internet. Just shut up.
    Reply +2
  • PlayStation Plus' free November offerings revealed

  • kangarootoo 29/10/2014

    Hmmmm, bit bobbins this coming month. Good job there are a few premium releases on the way soon. Reply +2
  • The Crew to receive a new beta next week

  • kangarootoo 29/10/2014

    "Ubisoft's open-world "Car PG""

    So you play a car?

    I'm not sure that is true, is it.
    Reply +8
  • Destiny's first expansion The Dark Below takes aim at story criticism

  • kangarootoo 29/10/2014

    "My colleague plays on Xbox One. I play on PS4. We wish we could play together. What is the issue there? Why can't I play with my Xbox One friend?

    Harold Ryan: That's a question for Microsoft and Sony."

    What about playing between PS3 and PS4? I presume that isn't because of competitive differences? The last word I saw on the subject, was some nonsense from Bungie about differing levels of graphical fidelity creating an uneven playing field between players (as if that has been a problem for PC mmos since... ever).


    "If you look at the service we built behind Destiny, there's nothing from our point of view that would stop you guys from playing together."

    That is exactly my thinking with PS3/4 cross play.... and yet.
    Reply +5
  • What's new in PlayStation 4's firmware update 2.0?

  • kangarootoo 28/10/2014

    @moroboshi

    Well fair enough, I was being a bit flippant. My point is that features aren't excluded purely because they are tricky to implement, they will also be excluded because they are not of high value to the majority of users. It is not just a matter of "can" and "cannot", it is a matter of prioritising so the most important features get done first.

    Shops do still sell CDs, but sales have plummeted, and the CD is simply not the way most people consume music anymore. When older consoles were common, playing music from CDs was by far the primary way music was consumed.

    If you were going to dedicate engineer time to implementing (and supporting) a music feature, would you go for CDs or an online streaming solution first? Even being able to plug your phone in as a music source would make greater sense I think.

    To use a more relevant example, would you prefer being able to have a friend jump into your game (as per the new share screen thing), or be able to play audio CDs :)
    Reply +3
  • kangarootoo 28/10/2014

    @moroboshi

    "My MEGA CD could play an audio CD for goodness sake."

    So I agree that the lack of USB and DLNA support is a pain, however... your audio CD reference is hardly a reasonable comparison. That is like complaining that your local bike shop don't have replacement wheels for your penny farthing.
    Reply +4
  • Sledgehammer co-founder bemoans Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare leak

  • kangarootoo 27/10/2014

    I think someone stole his grammar. Reply +1
  • Microsoft to end free Xbox Music streaming

  • kangarootoo 23/10/2014

    @melnificent

    "Surprised they didn't fold it into the xbox gold subscription and increase the price of that by a couple of pounds"

    Probably because the majority of gold subscribers aren't interested in the service, and would resent having to pay for it.
    Reply +1
  • Xbox One screenshot feature won't be out until 2015

  • kangarootoo 23/10/2014

    "The team has a path to getting it done, and now it's just prioritising."

    I'm not sure that is a sentence.
    Reply +5
  • The Very Organised Thief is a first-person burglary sim

  • kangarootoo 22/10/2014

    @csber3

    Nope, he is a poor choice. Objectively and scientifically ;)

    But seriously, including 3rd party content that a significant portion of your readership don't like, is a poor choice.

    If I was the only person that didn't like his work I'd accept it, but I'm clearly not. And those that like his work can find it elsewhere, and everyone will be happy.
    Reply 0
  • kangarootoo 22/10/2014

    @csber3

    If the point you are trying to make is that lots of people think he is great...

    1. I am not remotely surprised.

    2. I definitely don't give a sh*t.

    What I am saying to EG is that as a source of information about a game, he is a poor choice. I found him deeply annoying, and my positive post count seems to suggest others agree with me.

    If you and millions of others like him, that is excellent. I am glad he fills your life with fun. I just found him a poor source of information about a game that EG were writing about.
    Reply +1
  • kangarootoo 22/10/2014

    @csber3

    And I'm sure that his youtube channel has plenty of content for you to enjoy :)
    Reply 0
  • kangarootoo 22/10/2014

    "by YouTube personality Markiplier"

    Sorry EG, but this guy is unwatchable. I don't know what dictionary you are consulting for the word "personality", but I just witnessed volume.

    I had never heard of him until you posted a link of him playing something else the other week. Thankfully there were two videos in that article, so I could watch the other one to find out about the game. This time I got as far as him getting excessively excited about mispronouncing a single syllable word.

    Please don't link to him again. I'm serious. And I can't be the only one that feels this way (lets see what my comment score says about that).
    Reply +22
  • Spec Analysis: Alienware Alpha

  • kangarootoo 22/10/2014

    @FMV-GAMER

    Same question as I posed to PixelEdged. What are the options? A few links would be appreciated.
    Reply +1
  • kangarootoo 22/10/2014

    I'm tempted by this, after having been away from PC gaming for what must be nearly 10 years now. I have a PS4 at the moment, but haven't gone for an XBO (I also have a PS3 and an XB360). I'd be interested in this for the occasional PC exclusive, as well as to get back into games that really benefit from the modding scene (non-native 3D, RPGs like ES that always get loads of interesting community mods). I used to build my own PCs, and would be capable of doing so again, but as I get older the appeal of small machines that make less noise starts to grow :)

    @PixelEdged Advise. Why should this be avoided? What are the better alternatives?
    Reply +2
  • PSN ad uses the font from Xbox One-exclusive Sunset Overdrive

  • kangarootoo 22/10/2014

    /downloads font Reply +3
  • Dev behind Paranautical Activity Steam storm resigns, apologises

  • kangarootoo 22/10/2014

    I think it is admirable that he has recognised the impact of his actions, and the damage it has done to the efforts of those that work with him. Hopefully everything can get back on track for Paranautical Activity, and he can find a situation that makes him happier. Staying away from Twitter completely might be a good start. Reply +47
  • Valve pulls game from Steam following dev's tweet threatening Gabe Newell

  • kangarootoo 21/10/2014

    @Fatum

    That is pretty admirable, and at least shows he has a high degree of self awareness. I really hope he finds a way to get his temper under control, and stays away from Twitter. I think he will be happier for it. It is a shame to see him refer to "some shitty coporation" though, I guess the journey to managing that anger is just beginning.
    Reply +2
  • kangarootoo 21/10/2014

    @cloudskipa

    You'll see in my first post I said that I thought he had anger problems, and I wished him well, but none of that is Valve's responsibility. He himself admitted that he got too angry sometimes, and as someone else in this thread suggested, he should take some responsibility for that and work to address it (if for nothing more than his own happiness). And maybe he is, and maybe he doesn't think Valve owe him anything anymore, and he has moved on.


    Doesn't matter whether it was said in jest. Just like it doesn't matter that a threat made against a person is later determined to "not be credible". If you walk into a bank with a pretend gun, and it later turns out to be fake, you will still be charged with attempting armed robbery. Furthermore, even if the threat was not perceived to be real, you would STILL not want to do business with someone that says that to their business partners when they are angry. If nothing else it shows poor judgement.


    I totally agree with your final statement. Nobody is perfect, shit does happen, I again wish him well and hope he can still recover the situation and make some money from games dev. None of which changes the fact that Valve do not owe him charity, and they were definitely justified in their reaction.
    Reply +4
  • kangarootoo 21/10/2014

    @Po1ymorph

    "but when angry and frustrated we are all capable of equal stupidity"

    Ummmmm, no.

    This isn't really an issue of stupidity, it is one of maturity. I consider myself to be mature, which not only means there are limits to how frustrated I become (red faced stamping fits are sevela decades behind me), but also that when I do become angry I deal with it in a mature way that makes things better and limits the likelihood that I do something silly.


    The big mistake in this thread is when people wheel out "everyone would react this way in his situations". No, they really wouldn't.
    Reply +4
  • kangarootoo 21/10/2014

    @TekMerc

    Valve aren't monopolising PC game distribution, they are just very good at it.

    You try telling an iOS developer that Valve have a distribution monopoly.

    And Valve having a successful business is not corruption, and it is not collusion.
    Reply +4
  • kangarootoo 21/10/2014

    @cloudskipa

    Valve aren't a charity. Why warn, why suspend? Someone working with them acted in a completely unreasonable way. So they don't work with him again, simple as that.

    Be in no doubt, if he were an employee, his actions would easily constitute gross misconduct and dismissal would definitely follow. Why should this situation with Valve be any different? Because it is games?
    Reply +8
  • kangarootoo 21/10/2014

    Valve made the correct decision.

    Problems happen, mature adults deal with them maturely. This dude clearly has anger issues, and I wish him well, but Valve did the right thing. They can choose exactly who they do business with, and who on earth would want to do business with someone who reacts that way to a setback.
    Reply +3
  • The pre-patch Evil Within we hope you'll never play

  • kangarootoo 21/10/2014

    @FromTheHalfWayLine

    Sorry, are you saying that games magazines should NOT review the version of the game sold in shops on release day? That they should hold off until a few patches have been released, even though that does not represent the game players will be experiencing on day 1?

    Is that what you meant?
    Reply +11
  • République: Episode 3 is due this week

  • kangarootoo 20/10/2014

    Good news, this is excellent. Reply 0
  • UK gov changing law to get tough on internet trolling

  • kangarootoo 20/10/2014

    @Farzlepot

    Having a law that is more equipped to deal with behaviour that we have deemed to be illegal is one thing. Whether that law is enacted with an iron fist is something else.

    We do have laws in place for dealing with harassment, but clearly they are not as effective as they need to be. SO that there is something that needs fixing.

    In the examples discussed, we aren't talking about kids trash talking their mates, we are talking about somebody sending rape threats to a woman because the sender objects to something the woman's mother said. That the person almost certainly wouldn't carry out the threat makes it less serious an offence than the actual act, but it does not make it trivial.

    If the person in question was taken to court and told in clear terms "a repeat offence and you will go to prison", one would hope it would scare some sense into them.


    "I don't see how this is going to improve their behaviour even slightly"

    I'm not sure you really believe that. I'm not saying it would be a silver bullet, but "even slightly"? At the risk of patronising you, I think you're getting carried away with hyperbole there. I bet a fair number of those, feeling safe behind anonymity, would be scared shitless if they were caught and threatened with legal action.
    Reply +2
  • kangarootoo 20/10/2014

    I have to say, the standard of wit is really going downhill round here. If I have to read another joke about someone going to prison because they dissed the XBO/PS4, I'LL KILL ALL OF YOU!


    But seriously, anyone who genuinely thinks new laws in this area will stop people trash talking is misguided. As others have said already, these laws will be to address behaviour that if it was conducted in person, or by telephone, or by letter, would result in police involvement and arrest as a matter of course. If you threaten someone's life, or their safety, the law should punish you and hold you up as a deterrent.

    It already does that in many ways, it is failing to do so online currently. If these new plans work (they may not do at all), that imbalance will move some way to being addressed.
    Reply +7
  • kangarootoo 20/10/2014

    @Farzlepot

    "Educate, don't legislate.
    Tackle the cause, not the symptoms."

    These are sound notions, and I can agree with them if only the word "don't" is replaced with "as well as".


    Educating people about online behaviour is a great idea. So is having a legal system that protects people from abuse.

    If you were fighting a dangerous disease, an approach of "Tackle the cause, not the symptoms" would leave a lot of people dead.
    Reply +8
  • We cannot let this become gaming culture

  • kangarootoo 20/10/2014

    @dushanstojchev

    From a post below, which very well sums up why I think that if you genuinely have something to say about ethics, you should simply stop using gamergate as a platform. If ethics matter to you, more than two words and a hastag matter to you, this is why you should stop considering yourself a supported of gamergate.


    "If your movement requires journalists to carefully parse 8chan chains to understand it, it gets an F- in the PR department"


    What matters most to you?
    Reply +1
  • kangarootoo 20/10/2014

    @dushanstojchev

    "Because we didn't poison our own well"

    So what? I know that sounds dickish, but what does it matter who did it. It is a bloody pair of words glued together ffs, it isn't your first born child.

    I'm not saying it is your fault, I'm saying it has happened. So some of the people that use the gamergate tag are nut jobs, and some of the people who use the gamergate tag or not. Aggregate of that is, it is no longer fit as a platform for talk of ethics. It doesn't matter whose "fault" it is.


    "Says... who?"

    Every single mainstream press outlet that has commented on it.


    "she's enacting several patriarchal representations of women, those being: the "victim role", the "damsel in distress", and the "poor women" attitude"

    By being threatened with death and rape? Man, seriously, how can I possibly try and extract the idea that all you are about is ethics in journalism (and I'm trying), when you say something like that. She IS a victim, she IS in distress, because people threatened her life and her safety. It is really that simple. IT DOESN'T MATTER whether her videos are clumsy in some of the points they try to make (they are), that doesn't make a victim of a single gamer out there, not a single one. She is the victim here because someone threatened to rape and kill her, and they put her address online and invited others to do the same. Clumsy video... rape threat... the two do not compare. She isn't playing a victim, she is one. I can't really say it any more clearly by saying it more times.


    "What I said is that the authorities concluded the threat wasn't credible"

    Ok then. What was your point? Lets not have the implication just hang there in air, with you responding with "note that I never stated". So she was threatened, the police investigated, they found the threat to be not credible. When you raised this, seemingly as a criticism of Sarkeesian, what point were you making? If the implication that Sarkeesian was somehow at fault isn't true, what was the point you were making. I'm slow, and I need a clearer explanation.


    Again, thanks for engaging. I may not respond again, as EG's incredibly bobbins comment tracking system makes it really hard to refer to past conversation, and I'm frankly getting tired of it. I ask only that you read your own posts back a bit more, not the links, but some of the stand points. See whether you really agree with yourself on everything :)
    Reply +4
  • kangarootoo 17/10/2014

    @Bill_P

    I'm not black or gay or old (yet), but that doesn't mean I should have no interest in supporting equality for black, or gay, or old people. Do I really have to be a woman, and have a "personal stake" in feminism to think it is important for women to be treated fairly, for them to simply be treated well?

    I'm not sure cause you think I am "white knighting, as you put it. My personal agenda is extremely simple, and could be boiled down to "don't be an ass to people" :)

    Anyway, I'm just challenging your opinion, and thanks for taking it politely. It would have been nice if you'd engaged more, but that's ok. And My own wants are represented perfectly well, thanks for asking :)
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