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  • "Slave Tetris" pulled from Steam game after social media backlash

  • kangarootoo 03/09/2015


    "They were trying to make a point. Instead of trying to understand, people react with rage."


    I just read the article, and looked at the screen shots. I am not reacting with rage, but I think the game is completely inappropriate.

    Whatever point they were trying to make, or however they were trying to deal with a serious subject, they failed spectacularly with their implementation.
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  • Assassin's Creed Syndicate PC due a month after consoles

  • kangarootoo 26/08/2015

    I happened to notice earlier today on the PS Store, that Syndicate will support stereoscopic 3D. I'm still a big fan of 3D in games (Sniper Elite 3 in 3D on PS4 is amazing), but I thought that very few devs were bothering with it these days. So I'm more than a little pleased that Ubi have included the option here. Reply +2
  • iOS version of Final Fantasy 7 rolling out now

  • kangarootoo 19/08/2015

    "Be warned: the app is around 2GB, but over 4GB of free space is required to download it."

    When you are updating the firmware on your iPhone or iPad, the space restriction is much lower when you download first to your PC and then load it to the device using iTunes.

    Now I have no idea whether an app can be purchased and downloaded on the PC first, and then passed to the device when you sync, but it might be worth investigating for those who are low on space and don't want to delete anything?
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  • Gamescom 2015 guide - conference times, streams and announcements

  • kangarootoo 06/08/2015

    "The week of the sausage is upon us once again"

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  • Trine 3 launches proper 20th August

  • kangarootoo 04/08/2015

    Hurrah! Reply 0
  • Yager's segmented Dead Island 2 team files for insolvency

  • kangarootoo 30/07/2015


    "Of course it's the dev team that makes a quality experience, the publisher only pays the bills."

    That isn't how it works. The publishers holds the purse strings and can (and almost always does) exert all sorts of influence over the game from a creative perspective.

    A good publisher with strong experience can help a developer increase quality, and a bad publisher (i.e. inexperienced staff) can damage the quality of a game if they come into creative conflict with a good developer.

    "I wonder if Yager was not happy with the quality and refused to ship the game in it's current state. I wouldn't be surprised if Deep Silver sent them on their merry way for something along these lines."

    That is just one of a myriad of possible reasons why things went the way they did (though tbh, one of the less likely ones imo), and we frankly have almost zero information available. I am basing my opinion on the previous record of those involved, but I am entirely theorising, because none of us know any differently.
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  • kangarootoo 29/07/2015

    I am increasingly not a fan of Deep Silver. Dying Light proved that Dead Island was really all Techland. Saints Row started with Volition under THQ. SO: The Line certain proves that Yager have the props. I'm not sure what Deep Silver bring, other than an apparent inability to create and maintain win-win relationships. Reply +14
  • Ouya isn't honouring its funding commitments following Razer's acquisition - report

  • kangarootoo 29/07/2015

    I look back at Ouya, and I am still frankly amazed that anyone backed it. Genuinely. Reply +10
  • The Street Fighter 5 beta isn't working

  • kangarootoo 28/07/2015

    "Street Fighter 5's beta test ended up being a colossal failure, mostly on account of the fact that it did not work"

    Well as a Beta test as unfinished software, it proved to be a great success. Which is exactly why allowing entry to testing of this sort as a customer incentive, is a bloody silly idea.
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  • Bethesda literally cannot produce any more Pip-Boys

  • kangarootoo 28/07/2015


    Touche :)
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  • kangarootoo 28/07/2015

    There seems to be some people on this thread who think a) this explanation isn't true, or b) "find another factory" is easy and/or possible.

    For those saying "find another factory that isn't busy", how exactly is it you think that factory stays in business, if it just sits there "not busy"?
    Reply +14
  • kangarootoo 28/07/2015

    So this very plasticy bit of tat, is likely to end up eventually being very expensive. Oh world, what are you like. Reply +7
  • How the Commodore Amiga changed gaming - and my life

  • kangarootoo 27/07/2015

    I am totally in that generation. I got my Amiga a year or two after launch, after lusting over a friend's 500+. Good memories.

    Every time I see an Amiga magazine from that generation, even though there were tons of them, I always seem to remember the cover.
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  • An hour with Randy Pitchford

  • kangarootoo 24/07/2015


    I think you're agreeing with me, but I can't quite tell :)
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  • kangarootoo 24/07/2015

    The thing that troubles me about this interview, is the way Randy repeatedly implies that it is impossible for a developer to objectively assess the way gamers are likely to feel about the games they make.

    This is clearly nonsense. Like really obviously nonsense, visible as such to gamers and developers alike.

    I understand that he is in a really difficult position, and perhaps even at times an unfair position, but to say that "Entertainment works that way. I don't know!" as if there is simply no way that skilled developers can predict whether people will like the fruits of their labours? No. No good.
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  • The Amiga 500 in pictures and videos

  • kangarootoo 23/07/2015


    Good grief, I haven't seen that music sequencer in probably 25+ years. Thank you :)
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  • Should you install The Witcher 3 patch 1.07?

  • kangarootoo 18/07/2015

    I was playing this today with the new patch in place, and I honestly notices no difference in performance at all (on PS4). Reply -2
  • Meet the man cleaning up after the Godus disaster

  • kangarootoo 17/07/2015

    I read through all of that, and I still find my feelings the same at the end. Which is to say, I just don't care.

    There are many good devs out there, that could decide to make a God game, and then assuming they can find funding they could just do so. There is simply no reason for Godus to be, to be finished, to be developed, to be played. It isn't like it has some secret gameplay patent, guaranteed to deliver fun. Maybe one day it will be finished, and fun, but until that day comes, who cares.
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  • Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation director cites Uncharted 3 as an inspiration

  • kangarootoo 14/07/2015

    Seems to me to be pretty likely he is talking about the insurance premium question, which he will never admit to now as that would be awkward for all involved. Reply +2
  • Jade Raymond joins EA to head new studio and work on Star Wars

  • kangarootoo 13/07/2015


    Well clearly you know all there is to know, having worked everywhere that has producers.
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  • kangarootoo 13/07/2015


    "producers on a games project dont create anything"

    That depends entirely on the company. These are just names for roles, and the games biz is hardly standardised. Who can say what a producer or executive producer creates on the big franchises?
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  • kangarootoo 13/07/2015


    "Both games shared the same problem. Lots of great ideas, but technically rough. She seems really creative, but not much of a supervisor."

    Given the sheer number of people involved in producing such incredibly complex titles such as AC, it seems beyond naive to assume we really know anything at all about her abilities in her day to day role.
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  • Two Witcher 3 expansions combine to equal roughly The Witcher 2 in length

  • kangarootoo 10/07/2015

    I love Witcher 3, but I'm honestly not sure I can keep playing it for this long. I don't want my enjoyment to burn out, I want it to end with a bang. And I think bringing the main story to a close (as I am very close to doing) is the way to do that. Maybe I'll pick this up after a long break, so it feels like a new game. Reply +5
  • Lizard Squad attacks PlanetSide 2, H1Z1, more

  • kangarootoo 10/07/2015

    Oh please just grow up. Just do some self reflection, develop some emotional awareness, and just grow up. You'll all be genuinely happier for it in the end, I promise you.

    Edit: I'm not talking to the commenters on this thread btw, just in case that wasn't clear.
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  • PewDiePie talks money

  • kangarootoo 09/07/2015


    I get the point entirely. People are annoyed with him because he makes a lot of money for doing something they don't deem worthy.

    Well welcome to the whole of the world. What is it you do for a living, dig wells in the desert for starving orphans? I make video games for a living, do you consider that worthy in the grand scheme of things?

    No doubt you consider your vocation worthy, and being a gamer perhaps you consider mine to be also. Are you a vegan? Do you give half of your income to charity? Do you plan to leave your entire wealth to strangers when you die, or will it go to your loved ones? Do you consider that all of your friends and family are making a rediculous [sic] amount of coin for what they do?

    The only truth here is, we all draw the line WE decide it should be drawn. There is no objective level at which someone's job has "purpose". This guy invested effort, from small beginnings, to build up something that turned out to be very successful. And it became successful because people like it. Is that not a purpose? Is filling the lives of millions with a bit of fun, before they inevitably die as we all will, not purpose?

    Presumably there are forms of entertainment that you enjoy, beyond video games. Forms of entertainment that don't save lives, eliminate suffering, or plan a sustainable future, that simply entertain you. And yet presumably you consider those to be "worth it", because you LIKE them.

    When you use terms like "a rediculous amount of coin for being a total dickhead." it is clear to everyone including yourself that all this really boils down to is "I don't like it". And if you DID like it, you would have different feelings on the matter.

    Well lots and lots and lots of other people DO like it (to be absolutely clear, I am not one of them, I can't stand his videos), and that is the ONLY reason he is making a lot of money - because people that like it, are GIVING him that money. You can act as if they are all mad, for not seeing the objective truth that you are seeing, but that is one of the oldest delusions the human race has going.
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  • kangarootoo 08/07/2015

    "Jealous people try and morally justify their jealousy at successful person" shocker. More news after these messages.

    I've never watched a single one of his videos, and I likely never will, but who frankly gives a shit how much money he makes? People can try all they want to rationalise they jealous madness, but in the end it all boils down to "He has lots of money, and I want some".

    I was going to write grow up, but asking the internet to grow up is like asking water to flow up hill.
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  • 18 minutes of No Man's Sky footage shows off what you actually do

  • kangarootoo 08/07/2015


    It isn't unreasonable to ask questions at any time, whether you plan to buy a game or not.

    We need to move away from this idea that simply asking a question is negative criticism.

    In the current case, the question of what is the long game keeps coming up, because apparently it is not yet clear. The question doesn't come typically come up with most other games, which makes it conspicuous in this case.

    Now maybe eventually, closer to release, the question will be answered satisfactorily. I certainly hope so, as I genuinely do like the look of this game. And if that is indeed the case, nobody and nothing will be worse off because people asked about it.
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  • kangarootoo 07/07/2015


    I think that the reasonable concern that some people might have is that if all you do is explore, fight stuff, find stuff and craft stuff, what needs to vary is the backdrop. If all the procedurally generated planets are very similar (which may not at all be the case, but every planet we've seen so far have been), the gameplay could end up being quite similar.

    I am equally excited about this, it looks lovely, but lets not pretend that everyone questioning the long-game has gone mad. A great game needs both short and long term goals, and thus far the only long term goal appears to be the final one - get to the middle of the galaxy. It is not unreasonable to ask what happens 8 hours in that is different to 1 hour in. Lets all stop being so precious.
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  • F-Zero fan cans his own ill-advised Kickstarter

  • kangarootoo 07/07/2015

    Bit of a passive aggressive tweet about cancelling it, and still literally calling it an F-Zero remake like the IP issues still aren't obvious. People should own their mistakes and learn from them. Reply 0
  • Allison Road looks like the fan-made spiritual successor to P.T.

  • kangarootoo 02/07/2015

    I'm sorry to be the voice of dissent here, but I remain (and hope) to be convinced. Whilst this does indeed look a lot like P.T., with its small home environment and highly realistic fruit and vegetables, the approach to horror is somewhat different.

    P.T. took ages to bust out the horrific stuff (baby in bath was a rare early misstep), and for the longest time it scared you witless by simply dicking about with the location. P.T. was a game where turning around was scary, because you didn't trust what was behind you.

    Maybe the trailer is just loading up on the jump scares, because that is what trailers do. I hope so.
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  • PlayStation Plus July Instant Game Collection revealed

  • kangarootoo 01/07/2015

    Styx is excellent. Proper solid old school stealth, enormous levels, good humourful writing. I bought it for 25 some while back, and it was well worth it. Reply +14
  • HoloLenses blown up en route to International Space Station

  • kangarootoo 30/06/2015


    "Slow news day"

    Yeah, lets hope someone makes yet another video game, so we can get back to the really important stuff, instead of watching a rocket being sent INTO SPACE!
    Reply +17
  • Apple is removing games with the Confederate flag from the App Store

  • kangarootoo 26/06/2015

    Reading through a comments thread, and trying to work out at what point people started reading the article updates, is really tricky. Reply +2
  • The latest Witcher 3 patch is... 1.07

  • kangarootoo 25/06/2015


    Some of the special items that I collected are missing from my inventory. To avoid being spoilery, I shall call them a talisman, a lantern and a talky thing.

    I don't recall selling them (even though they were in the Usable section rather than Quest section of the inventory, which seemed bloody foolish in the first place, but anyway). I don't recall dropping them. I had no reason to do any of those things (I don't think you even can sell things that are equipped). None the less, they are gone, leaving an empty pocket in one case.

    Some side missions can't be completed without them :( Is this a bug anyone else has encountered? Have I just done something daft somewhere along the way? Any way I recover them? I'm on console, so no debug console fixing for me :(
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  • Warner suspends Batman: Arkham Knight PC sales

  • kangarootoo 25/06/2015


    Jimmy Saville got quite a lot of free publicity after his death, but I think we all learned then as now, that the old adage "no such thing as bad publicity" is frankly bollocks.

    P.s. this publicity is hardly "free".
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  • DriveClub PlayStation Plus Edition launches with "caution" tomorrow

  • kangarootoo 24/06/2015

    That's the spirit.
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  • kangarootoo 24/06/2015


    "Not because it was delayed, I just pity such poor decision making."

    You really need read that back, and assess how badly you come across. People are literally reading your comment and laughing out loud at what a pious tit you make yourself appear to be. Seriously, people are probably reading it to their friends and putting on a silly voice.
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  • Destiny: The Taken King promotional Red Bull quest and bonus XP detailed

  • kangarootoo 24/06/2015

    Whoever wrote that "This epic, new quest...." text needs to find out what a comma is for. Commas where they shouldn't be, missing commas that should be present, and since when did never-before-seen become a hyphenated word? Reply +2
  • Blindfolded man conquers Super Mario World in 23 minutes

  • kangarootoo 24/06/2015


    "I'll gladly take a neg for agreeing with most others on this forum about how pretty pointless the feat is."

    Like games are not otherwise pointless?

    Doing stuff we enjoy is really all we've got, 'cos everybody dies in the end. The more time spent doing enjoyable pointless stuff, the better imo.
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  • Don't hold your breath for PS4 backwards compatibility

  • kangarootoo 19/06/2015

    I honestly don't care about BC. I have a PS3 in my living room, which is quickly reaching the end of its useful life. Of course it would be useful to run PS3 games on my PS4, but what I consider to be even more useful, is playing PS4 games!

    And as for the games that I haven't played on PS4, a few of them are being remastered on PS4, which I consider to be a much better option.

    Something about BC that has always struck me, is that the gamers who say they want it most, are also the gamers most likely to keep all their previous consoles. Most gamers play new games on a new console, and those that value "vintage" games tend to have a collection of vintage consoles.

    Of course everyone likes convenience, I am not at all saying that BC across the board would not be a desirable thing. I would just rather that same effort be spent on other features that increase the value of the console across the whole of its lifespan, instead of the few months that bridge between generations.
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  • Evolve is getting a second Season Pass next week

  • kangarootoo 19/06/2015

    But, that isn't a season pass.

    Call it a bulk buy discount if you will, but don't call it a season pass, because it isn't one.
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  • Fallout Shelter making more money than Candy Crush Saga on the App Store

  • kangarootoo 18/06/2015

    I never thought I would hear an E3 audience whooping a FTP with IAP. Reply +1
  • kangarootoo 18/06/2015


    "/calling it nao"

    I really hope that was a typo.
    Reply +1
  • Rock Band 4 is more expensive than Guitar Hero Live but...

  • kangarootoo 18/06/2015

    With an adapter for older controllers, I'll be interested in Rock Band. I quite like the new guitar in GH (except the lack of a fourth finger button, which sucks), but I don't know whether I want to spend sacks of money on it. Reply 0
  • Hitman's new features outlined in video

  • kangarootoo 17/06/2015


    The multi-player is surely optional. I felt that this was much more like the first 4 games than the last one. The video was quite specific about there being "large open single player levels I can experiment with and do a ton of different things with".
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  • kangarootoo 17/06/2015

    This looks excellent. It is like the whole video is saying "Sorry for Absolution, we realise now it was shite, we're going to make Blood Money again". Good news! Reply -1
  • Fallout 4's 100 Pip-Boy Edition includes an actual Pip-Boy

  • kangarootoo 16/06/2015


    Dude, you're right. I need to learn to think bigger!
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  • kangarootoo 15/06/2015

    "You can slip your smartphone inside the Pip-Boy and, when used in conjunction with the Pip-Boy mobile app, manage your in-game inventory, perks and holotapes as if you're, well, an actual vault dweller."

    Now that is quite neat. Still not getting one, but it is a neat idea.

    I shall settle for the even more authentic post-apocalypse approach, duct-taping my phone to my wrist (or perhaps just using the app on my iPad).
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  • Kickstarter campaign launches for Shenmue 3

  • kangarootoo 16/06/2015

    Less than $100k to go, with almost all of the duration left. It is looking pretty likely this will reach its goal within 1 day, and then spend the next month amassing dosh. Reply +8
  • Microsoft readying an Xbox One Rare collection

  • kangarootoo 15/06/2015

    "I don't want the Rare brand to mean Kinect Sports" - I'm not sure re-releasing a load of games they once made but aren't making anymore is really going to help you much there. Reply 0