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  • Trine 3: Can Early Access iron out some of the series' kinks?

  • kimchibaka 27/04/2015

    As single player games I found the first two slightly hollow - if gorgeous - experiences. Reply 0
  • Amiibo Touch & Play: Nintendo Classics Highlights free download on Wii U this week

  • kimchibaka 27/04/2015

    @erp
    Err... That sub-headline...? :confused: :eek: :-(
    That's why the last editor quit!
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  • In Theory: Nintendo GameCube remasters on Wii U

  • kimchibaka 26/04/2015

    @MattEvansC3 No, the reason no one bought it and third party support dried up overnight was because the marketing budget was non-existant.

    Even in Japan barely anyone knew and/or cared what it was or that it was out.
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  • kimchibaka 26/04/2015

    I lived in Japan throughout the years before Nintendo gave up the Cube and barely anyone there either knew or cared it existed (I'm being generous here as while no-one I knew did, I'me sure there were a few).

    No marketing and the PS2 was already all-dominant.

    Such a shame because not only is it one of my favourite consoles ever it houses some of the very best exclusives of that era imho.
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  • Mortal Kombat X review

  • kimchibaka 20/04/2015

    Terrible review imo for many of the reasons already stated, so won't retread.

    The reviewer seems to be a new writer here, so I hope they're fresh to it, been given a big job as a show of confidence, and won't feel too knocked by the scathing criticisms.

    If not, this 'review' - which is about as informative, unfortunately, as those two paragraph bits in papers like The Metro - is yet another huge knock to the site imo. If the stuff posted above about the writer's seeming long-term agenda against this game is true...oh dear.

    If the writer is a new hand setting out I hope they don't get discouraged, but I feel they've been needlessly thrown to wolves here.

    Oli - get a grip on this site asap.
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  • Mortal Kombat X enjoys biggest ever launch for a Mortal Kombat game in UK

  • kimchibaka 20/04/2015

    @cbaxter006 There's already a mod to change fov, albeit on foot only and pretty sure it won't be allowed online. Hopefully they'll patch that in officially. Reply 0
  • Grand Theft Auto 5 played on omni-directional treadmill and Oculus Rift

  • kimchibaka 18/04/2015

    @spekkeh Unlike some others I think you make some very good points in your earlier comments, before the one I have just read which is followed by one by EvilWaterman.

    However, saying that being on the autistic spectrum (which everybody is to some extent according to many/most experts in the field) makes anyone 'have less empathy' is ignorant in the extreme.
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  • Ultra Street Fighter 4 gets PS4 release date

  • kimchibaka 17/04/2015

    Blimey, is this the most officially re-released game ever in its various incarnations?

    Serious questions - five installments beggars belief for me (I gave up on Street Fighter 2 all those years ago after its second or third iteration).
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  • Super Mega Baseball review

  • kimchibaka 17/04/2015

    @greenllama88 Great to hear MLB The Show mentioned. I've never played it but always wanted to and really should (I got absolutely addicted to baseball - and sumo - when I lived in Japan, having known nothing about it before). Even the PS2 games when I was over there looked great for the time (sadly no chance to try).

    For any sports fans who don't know the game I would heartily recommend it (baseball in general). The rules aren't too hard to pick up (less so by far imo than cricket) and some hard fought games become beyond epic.

    The only thing that puts me off this one a bit is the aesthetic - would love a realistic sports sim - must pick up the last MLB The Show.
    Reply +3
  • Hands on with the Recreated ZX Spectrum

  • kimchibaka 05/04/2015

    The British have a very totemistic self image. We define ourselves by red buses, black taxis, cups of tea and the Sunday roast.
    Oh do fuck off.

    Were you one of the ones waving flags at Thatcher's send off too, despite anybody with half an interest in politics knowing that her government was packed with paedophiles? Have you only realised that since? Or don't you follow the news at all? You certainly know nothing about present day British culture.

    No time for such nonsense. As I'm from Kent I'm off down the local now for a half of mild, reminiscences about hop picking, and if I'm lucky a roll in a barn with a milkmaid.

    Imbecile.
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  • Ride review

  • kimchibaka 03/04/2015

    @Krappers At least it wasn't 'Drive Blind'! Reply +3
  • "He suddenly became incredibly sullen, angry and frustrated. He was 10"

  • kimchibaka 02/04/2015

    Great article and some wonderful, responsible responses.

    I was pretty disturbed when my 9 year old niece (who in many ways is young for her age) wanted me to sign up to some online girly superstar game (with in-game chat) and within seconds of creating a character I had friends requests coming at me. I left that one there and immediately had a word with her mum.

    She told me she has a 'best friend' online in the game who she's obviously attached to, now who knows if it's another child or someone old enough to have children themselves like myself?

    I find all this pretty scary really. And this is a 'kids' game!

    My nephew's 5 and is routinely given his mum's iPad to pacify him in the car which he mainly uses for Mincraft. The thing is, he's obsessed with Let's Plays, and while the game may be OK for a child that young many of these are most definitely not, both in terms of language and tone as well as the kind of social skills a boy in his first year at school shouldn't (imo) be learning from.

    All the children are dearly loved by both parents but they are incredibly busy people who don't really understand what's involved in some of this stuff, and spoil the children rotten with all the latest internet-connected devices, both because they can, and because that's the norm in their social circles.

    I got GTA IV on release day and played it a LOT in the first weeks. There was one forum thread on Gamefaqs where a young adult said he'd played for days straight and then when driving to the shop for some snacks with his friend was struggling not to speed and take shortcuts over pavement corners, grass verges etc. He also said he did have weird thoughts about mowing down pedestrians if he saw any (it was nighttime). Many thought he was joking at first, but as the thread went on it appeared not...

    I didn't buy GTA V purely because of the random rape encounter where (I've read) the choices are either to shoot the rapists or just walk away and leave them to it. That's way too much for me in the same way I don't watch sick films like Hostel. In fact I wonder if it's worse, as it's interactive...

    I grew up in the early 80s and things have got a lot, lot worse since then imo.
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  • Watch the world's best Call of Duty teams compete for $1m

  • kimchibaka 30/03/2015

    Denial star James "Clayster" Eubanks, who had one every major Call of Duty competition apart from the Championship before tonight's victory, was named tournament MVP.
    Won?
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  • The Legend of Zelda Wii U will not launch in 2015

  • kimchibaka 29/03/2015

    For me Nintendo have really effed everything up. I was a PS2/3 early adopter who is less and less likely to buy either 'next gen' effort the more I hear about them, and just stick with my modest PC. But, the last few months I was beginning to think a WiiU purchase was inevitable sooner or later...

    Then they broadcast the NX, now they announce this. True or not, my perception is that they're either giving up for now and/or the NX will be backwards compatible (games aside, with their now ridiculous range of different controllers it better be!) so I won't be getting one after all.

    Seems like a right old mess, and so much so avoidable :(
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  • Watch Hearthstone's longest ever turn clock in at over 40 hours

  • kimchibaka 25/03/2015

    Just finished.

    Watched the whole thing to learn some new tricks and in 45 hours and 18 minutes he only used one move :/
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  • A new Singularity title has been teased

  • kimchibaka 24/03/2015

    A gem of a game missed by many people because of the lack of publicity. Lent it to a friend and he didn't even bother playing it in the end because of the lack of 'noise' there'd been compared to other games at the time :( Reply 0
  • Among Friends: How Naughty Dog Built Uncharted 2

  • kimchibaka 01/03/2015

    @Suarez07 I replayed 2 loads because the combat was often approachable in so many different ways and unpredictable. That's why I didn't like 3 much - you so often and so obviously had to shoot this guy first and then go to that one exact spot to deal with the next who spawned out of nowhere behind you. It felt unfair when you died simply because you hadn't worked out the correct 'order' you were meant to do things in. In 1 and 2 of course there often was a 'best' order on Hard mode, but only because some sections had the odds stacked so much against you and one or two shots and you'd be dead. Reply +4
  • PS4 20th Anniversary Edition unit No. 00001 sold for 85K

  • kimchibaka 18/02/2015

    Is Wes the most interesting writer at EG now? I think he is - he knocks it out the park again for me. Reply 0
  • Rich Stanton on: Requiem for a dreamer

  • kimchibaka 14/02/2015

    Poor Konrad, just watching his body language when Molyneux's speaking during that update vid... Reply +2
  • The God who Peter Molyneux forgot

  • kimchibaka 13/02/2015

    @Cakemuffin There is no excuse whatsoever for threats of any kind, and I don't read Gaf so can't comment on what's being said there. Baying mobs on the internet are imo the worst thing about it.

    However, he doesn't 'over promise' (at least not in this case) - he flat out lies, and that's what he's being called on. If you read the PocketGamer interview in particular you'll see he admits he lied in the Kickstarter, and he's lied to Bryan.

    He says in that one that the money for Bryan has been accrued since day one, but (presumably, as the young gent hasn't seen a penny) he won't release it until the multiplayer (which never looks like happening) is up.

    Why not just give him the cash he was promised so far (and is apparently waiting in a bank account or the likes somewhere) now??! Why not have given it to him from the start?

    Bryan's a young guy making his way through costly education. The 'winner' was promised something life-changing, and in that situation particularly I think it really would be.

    His personal situation aside, the winner's 'life-changing' prize amounted to transport within the UK to play a demo they weren't that interested in, being cold-shouldered at the pub they were taken to, a T-shirt and signed poster, and then being ignored for years.

    Despicable.
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  • kimchibaka 12/02/2015

    @GD71 You should read the link I gave in the comment a half dozen or so before yours!

    Molyneux's own words - not only can Bryan's role be lost, there's a supposed % of cash that's SUPPOSEDLY built up for the guy from day 1, but he can't for some reason (rolls eyes) have it until the multiplayer (which the new lead developer - promoted from unpaid intern no less! - himself seems to despair at ever coming good) goes live.

    Bryan has been absolutely shafted, so all credit to the guy he's taken it so well.

    I only got the full picture myself after reading this article, the RPS one linked, and the PocketGamer one with the really astonishing stuff (not linked here).
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  • kimchibaka 12/02/2015

    @AcidSnake That's exactly what Molyneux says in the Pocket Gamer interview yes. If someone challenges him and wins the power and money from that point onwards go to them, not Brian.

    In the same interview Moly says Brian's been accruing a % from the start, he 'just' won't be given it until the God role starts (for what reason hmmm?).

    Great article but wish Wes had picked up on that and called him out on it. In my own words: PAY THE YOUNG GENT HIS MONEY YOU LYING FUCKERS.

    http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/iPad/Godus/feature.asp?c=61069
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  • Star Wars Humble Bundle one of the best yet

  • kimchibaka 12/02/2015

    Blimey, a great deal just got even better. Stumped up the huge sum of 8 for nine games originally and now they give me 3 more!!!

    Not sure what to play first after I'm done with Empire at War (which is living up to my memories). It seems like KOTOR, Republic Commando and Battlefront 2 are all very highly rated?
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  • kimchibaka 05/02/2015

    @FMV-GAMER Many thanks buddy! Yes I've already had great advice from kind folks on here when asking for recommendations for a decent mouse and stuff :)

    Never thought I'd get back into PC gaming as the PS3 kept me more than busy enough, but seeing as I got an Alienware I had to at least try and haven't looked back since!

    (I'm not quite sure why I got an upgrade from a Dell to an Alienware either. Unfortunately the Alienware's caused me far more hassle than the original ever did, and other than going to the head office in person and demanding to speak to the boss I've tried everything to get it resolved without any joy, but at least it's working for now).

    Anyway, 8 later and my nine Star Wars games are downloading. Now, what to play first?!!
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  • kimchibaka 04/02/2015

    @FMV-GAMER I'm sure I will enjoy them, loved Empire At War, love those kind of games from a slightly simpler age (like the first RTS Middle Age PC game).

    Recently 'fell' back into PC gaming after a ten year hiatus when Dell effed up my order and repairs so much they gave me an Alienware 17 laptop to compensate (not without its own issues and would never touch anything from them again, but right now at least it's working!!!)

    Haven't touched the PS3 since!

    About a year and a half ago now I got started with the PC gamer beginners stuff, so still absolutely befuddled by most of it, and thanks so much everyone for the help and tips!! :)
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  • kimchibaka 04/02/2015

    @FMV-GAMER

    Brilliant, thanks so much for your help, off to buy now!!! :)
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  • kimchibaka 04/02/2015

    @HelloNo

    Thanks so much : )

    I'll go for the full set at the ridiculous $12 then!
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  • kimchibaka 04/02/2015

    Tempted on this as I used to enjoy Empire at War and haven't played any of the others (yes, shame on me!).

    I'm new to PC gaming though - do I buy this and then unlock all the games on Steam, or do I have to pay extra to do that (per game presumably)?
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  • Games of 2014: Hearthstone

  • kimchibaka 31/12/2014

    I somehow don't think Trump needs loads of money from Blizzard, he seems to be doing 'rather well' as it is!

    Haven't spent a penny and constructed my own decks, anything else doesn't seem like a fun way to play or learn a game to me, but each to their own :) I'm quite happy bumbling around the lower levels every season as a result solely due to my own choices, good or bad.

    Had lots of fun for free and it's taken me a fair while to work out (first CCG) - I'd say it was perfect really for what it is (though again don't have any previous experience with these things).

    I can have most of the cards I want having played all year and built up many duplicates, gold and dust, but usually I don't bother and try to perfect my strategy with the basic cards. I'm not sure I would recommend it as F2P for new players now though who would have to pay or grind for Naxx entry (to get those cards), and missed the bonus packs of Goblin cards.
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  • Catastrophe games: How Spelunky and XCOM helped prepare me for an incurable illness

  • kimchibaka 26/11/2014

    Wow! I never thought I'd read anything like this on any games site full stop. Amazing article - thanks so much Christian (also love your work btw, and subject aside this is no different).

    All power to you, you brave, strong and very wise fella :)

    Personally I'd speak to my neurologist about cannabis...they may not prescribe Sativex but after decades now they should be aware of the possible benefits (for some). Worth a punt mate I reckon. You're better off with the natural variety anyway imho (Sativex is a pharma scam to make big bucks off nature) - just research decent strains and CBD, CBN as well as THC. Modern strains are too THC rich in ratio to the others which is fine for some but is not what nature intended, which leads to some of the problems in others and adverse publicity, and from what I understand high CBD content is best for MS.

    You don't have to smoke it either - vape it or cook edibles.

    All that is assuming it's not against the law where you are (ofc!).

    Again - amazing article :)
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  • Don't call it a comeback: Xbox One's first year

  • kimchibaka 23/11/2014

    Haven't been tempted by either of these, though the WiiU (against all expectations, as even as a long term Nintendo owner and huge fan of the Gamecube the Wii didn't appeal) is looking increasingly tempting for the GAMES. I'm sure I'll pick one up once the price drops a little (I've moved to PC now and the price of exclusive hardware and games is huge looking from this side of things).

    That said - and I'm not on either 'side' - why anyone would have picked up a 'Bone' of the two - friends, a handful of exclusives, and/or being ill-informed aside, is absolutely beyond me, but heigh ho.

    I do understand people defending their purchases and choice.

    I just wish Nintendo weren't so convoluted about controllers and whatnot, unless I haven't kept up they have really over-complicated things with what's supported, what's not, which legacy controllers are still available and which aren't etc.
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  • Assassin's Creed Unity review

  • kimchibaka 11/11/2014

    From the article (not much interest in the series having pretty much yawned my way through the first two, as far as will allowed) it reads like a low six to me. Reply +3
  • Blizzard reveals Rogue-only Goblin Auto-Barber Hearthstone card

  • kimchibaka 11/11/2014

    Don't like mech cards in this game fullstop, feels like it should be more organic to me.

    Soz.

    Never played WoW so maybe since playing from launch I just didn't know what I was getting into (my fault I accept)?
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  • Blizzard botting ban strikes thousands of Hearthstone accounts

  • kimchibaka 28/10/2014

    Looks like a very advanced bot compared to what I'm used to (I 'dwell' at the lower levels, never having spent a penny on cards) - mind you Trump played almost as fast and made just as many mistakes. He just took longer at times to decide.

    The ones I face (as I bounce around between levels 15-20) take fucking ages to make each move, it's infuriating.
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  • New lighting tech debunks moon landing conspiracy theories

  • kimchibaka 20/09/2014

    @Penguinzoot Yeah I think I'll join you in your sleepy daze, much comfier than trying to work out what's really going on. Reply -4
  • kimchibaka 20/09/2014

    @Cirius-Moonlite Yes there should be you'd think eh, considering we went there back when the latest black and white TVs were still cutting edge.

    We can send small probes to the far planets but still not put a man on the moon again (?).

    What about the total NASA blackout when ISON was around? I can totally accept people coming to different conclusions, but to those of us who followed these things carefully...

    I'm certain mentioning the fact that SIR Jimmy Savile touched base with the NASA LURE programme at the University of Leeds will also get me lots of negs, but heigh ho. He also got chummy with the 'pope' and successive prime ministers and royalty from Mountbatten down to being Charles and Di's marriage counsellor but nothing to wonder about there either - just don't question and carry on...

    Mr Leadbetter once again shame on you and Eurogamer with opinion pieces dressed up as fact and insulting some of your readers so.
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  • kimchibaka 20/09/2014

    @Penguinzoot If you can't even question why Nixon was nailed when 'presidents' before and after have always done exactly the same thing (ever heard of PRISM just as one recent example, not sure if you're old enough or have researched enough to understand what Hoover got up to?) then you probably shouldn't be conjecturing about 'tens of thousands' when it needed a few hundreds, all of whom were/are under a lifelong oath of secrecy - whatever the 'truth'.

    Watch the 2hr+ 'documentary' (yes I question both sides of the coin equally and with the same cynicism) linked to earlier in the comments if you haven't already. The 'footage' is a joke.

    Explain to me the complete silence or reticence of so many who have 'been' on the moon.

    Explain the (what looks like) a 'shut up NOW!' elbow from one of them to another when he answered a press conference question in such a ludicrous fashion (it might have been the 'what does the moon smell like?' one - long time since I researched all this).

    Explain the visual impossibilities (FFs look at the header photo of this very article and look at the different angles in the shadows of the lander and the astronaut and tell me with a straight face that happens so far from the light source), let alone the fact - already mentioned - that the glare from one astronaut to another supposedly lit him up totally from all angles but not the nearby lander.

    Explain to me how Armstrong was lit in the video footage in the same way on his first descent down the ladder with no other 'astronauts' present to reflect anything.


    I'm not saying we haven't been to the moon since - I'm saying the footage as presented didn't happen (as presented).

    You think with so much at stake as so many have pointed out the USA would broadcast live footage of what even NASA scientists working on the space programme just a year or two earlier have publicly said didn't think would EVER be possible? That was almost technically impossible and would have been a disaster which would have rocked the world would have been televised live? That a craft that could barely take off from the ground here reached the moon through the Van Allen belt and (pretty much blindly) faultlessly landed there and returned just a couple of years later?

    That they couldn't even track the craft but we had 'live' TV pictures? That folk with the unique Australian footage thought at the time it was fake?

    Have you seen the interviews with the top guys at NASA who still can't/won't answer any of this (on film if you care to bother watching)?

    I could go on but have had enough.

    I look forward to the next Eurogamer article where an American tech firm 'proves' that Sandy Hook and Aurora were included in The Dark Knight Rises by sheer coincidence, and also how the BBC reported the collapse of (undamaged) Building 7 (WTC) 20 minutes before it happened.

    Back to your fluoride and aspartame folks, nothing to see here.
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  • kimchibaka 20/09/2014

    Does the engine show why the camera footage from behind of the astronaut jumping showed a flap on his backpack flip up but in the (much closer) photo from the front of supposedly the exact same moment there isn't one at all? Or all the other visual inconsistencies and impossibilities that scientific experts in the field can't explain?

    That aside, fuck off Eurogamer telling us what 'reality' is and that some of your readers are idiots (again). I come here to be entertained - if I want to be brainwashed and treated like a fool I'll read the Daily Mail or watch Fox News thanks.

    Mind you, comments like the one comparing all the tapes being wiped to Doctor Who episodes are priceless. Makes one wonder why they didn't re-use the WW1 film stock for WW2 to save a bit of dosh when we were supposedly a few farthings away from losing the war. You really do deserve some of your readers and vice versa.
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  • Only 0.5% of Hearthstone players reach Legend rank

  • kimchibaka 19/09/2014

    @persus-9 I'm one of those players who just build their own decks, work things out for themselves (or not!) and happily bounce around doing my dailies from ranks 20-17. Out of interest I did look up some online decks once and tried one but never used it enough to get used to it. Oh and also saw the name 'freeze mage' but made my own interpretation (quite different from what I then compared it to but I like it).

    Once I get Pyroblast for this deck I'll boost a good few levels I'm sure.

    I'm also too lazy to swap cards in and out so most decks are the clueless set-ups I made when I first played the game! You can almost smell the frustration when you beat folk with the same old decks playing the meta with a random load of rubbish they don't expect and aren't playing around :D

    Apart from the obvious farmers and bots the thing that annoys me is the 'match'making and 'rng'. I'll often win five then lose six, say, to a series of warriors or druids in a row, with amazing rng. It works for me too when I've been losing of course - e.g. playing random damage cards against a pack and having all the damage land on the one card I need to take out...
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  • Playing Hearthstone to lose

  • kimchibaka 26/08/2014

    I've always greatly enjoyed the articles by Christian I've read :)

    This is no different - but perhaps only (the wider scope aside, there is enough specific detail there to make it exclusive imo) because I've played the game a fair bit.

    On the one hand think it's fair to call it 'P2W' now that you need to pay to go through Naxx to get the extra cards/knowledge of them, on the other I'm quite happy bouncing around the lowest ranks - mostly having fun when I don't face ANOTHER bloody Priest - and (thanks to saving gold up for Naxx) haven't spent a penny.

    Do feel sorry for new players though.
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  • Hearthstone Naxxramas bug causes some users to be charged twice

  • kimchibaka 30/07/2014

    Finally unlocked for me a few hours later - it seems so far I've only been charged once (paid in gold).

    First boss seems cheap but is rather easy if you have the right build/class (beat first time with Druid).

    I guess they're working quite hard to fix this (?) compared to previous problems as cash is involved.

    Hope everyone else's problems are resolved soon :)
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  • kimchibaka 30/07/2014

    Now when I try to buy it again it says I already have a transaction pending and to wait, guess that was my 'activating purchase' attempt (?). I blooming well hope so or I dread to think how many times I've bought it :( Reply 0
  • kimchibaka 30/07/2014

    Not working again here - all sorts of errors from the screen just hanging permanently to 'failed database'.

    I got as far as 'authenticating transaction' at one point which hanged for so long the game timed out.
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  • Video: Why do Japanese games tell you characters' blood types?

  • kimchibaka 18/07/2014

    Maybe a bit off-topic but it's 'interesting' to say the least imvho that very, very few in the UK know their blood type even though it was checked as soon as you were born - but they don't tell us, and it's not on your medical record - you have to pay for private tests. If your mother remembers (sadly mine is not around anymore)then that'll help in case of emergency.There is a 'neutral' replacement but it's not the same thing.

    In an emergency situation blood tests take twenty minutes to come back at best. And that's after you get to the hospital.

    Good luck going to somewhere like Japan if you have a major accident where there are simply no blood stocks of the rarest 'Western types' whatsoever. I don't know about other Asian countries that I visited (Vietnam, Thailand etc), as Japan is where I lived for many years.
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  • kimchibaka 18/07/2014

    @lone_wolf_uk I'm not saying it's OK, I'm just saying how it is, a quick google tells you that. OK, it's drawn attention to it, the article isn't railing against the 'injustice' is it? (I've not bothered to watch the video to be fair, but why would I watch an 'Outside Xbox' vid as a PS3 owner?)

    Completely unnecessary article imvho unless it was written in one line - 'blood groups are important in Japanese culture so that's why they're there'.

    Unless you're going to crusade against it (which this article doesn't), it's simple.
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  • kimchibaka 17/07/2014

    Because blood types in Japan are seen (rightly or wrongly) as an absolutely crucial part of one's personality/personal compatibility. They're obsessed with it to the point where it'll affect your uni and job prospects, not to mention possible marriage matches.

    What next - a show analysing why American characters in games have American accents?!!

    Baffling.
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  • Blurred lines: Are YouTubers breaking the law?

  • kimchibaka 16/07/2014

    Excellent article. Shame on Yogscast (and others). Reply +2
  • Starcraft, Guild Wars and State of Decay designer reveals MOBA Gigantic

  • kimchibaka 16/07/2014

    Pixies will never/can't play Gigantic again unless Kim rejoins :( Reply 0
  • Here's some off-screen PES 2015 gameplay footage

  • kimchibaka 05/07/2014

    'Real-time lightning?'? Sold! Reply 0
  • What's it like going to a Hearthstone Fireside Gathering?

  • kimchibaka 29/06/2014

    @Ayche This was my first such card game and I started by levelling all the characters to 20 against the AI. You get enough cards from that to have a good go at ranked games at the beginning levels 25-21 where people are in the same boat. Plus you have a rough idea about different classes and a good sense of the neutral cards.

    Reading up a bit about basic starter sets and cards is good too.

    I'd definitely do all that before jumping online! It's also good to beat all the enemy AIs on 'expert' for extra practice and the bonus gold you get.

    I still don't have some key cards I need for my Mage but have enough fun to play daily and probably win about 50% of the time, so my level is quite stable. I rarely come across decks with far more powerful cards than mine, so in that sense I think my level and the matchmaking is pretty spot on.

    The only thing that annoys me is that some of the 'random' attack cards don't quite seem so random after you've been on a winning streak (and probably vice versa) e.g. say I have four cards on the board and my opponent plays two random attack cards, they always take out my best card!

    Delighted with the game on the whole and haven't spent a penny :)
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