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  • Tony Hawks Pro Skater 5 review

  • lucky_jim 02/10/2015

    It's all been downhill since THPS3. I wish Sony would make PSN-bought PS2 games playable on PS4, and Activision would allow THPS3 to be added to the range. Reply +1
  • Twisted Pixel breaks away from Microsoft

  • lucky_jim 01/10/2015

    The Maw and 'Splosion Man were great, I'd happily re-buy those on PS4/Vita. Comic Jumper left me cold though (which was a shame, as I was hugely looking forward to it). Reply 0
  • Watch: Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 5 is a bit of a glitchy mess

  • lucky_jim 30/09/2015


    Actually, I think pompous, self-important blowhards are why "gaming is not taken seriously".
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  • PS4's big new update goes live tomorrow

  • lucky_jim 29/09/2015

    I still can't sort my games into folders, right? Reply +7
  • League of Legends team owner embroiled in drug price hike controversy

  • lucky_jim 25/09/2015


    I really don't appreciate the fact that you a) deleted my posts, and b) then used quote marks to imply I said things in those deleted posts that I didn't.

    I never said "he must die". You know I didn't say that. Your claiming that I did is frankly fucking outrageous, and disappointingly dishonest.
    Reply -1
  • lucky_jim 23/09/2015


    You seem to think I said "he must be killed". I can't blame you for that, given that the mods deleted my posts. But what I actually said was "I hope he dies".

    I trust you can see the difference, even if the mods couldn't.
    Reply 0
  • lucky_jim 23/09/2015


    PS -- it's worse than I thought. The kidney drug he did this with previously treats a rare kidney disease that primarily affects children.

    So, to go back to the trolley problem, you've basically chosen to save the millionaire hedge fund manager over the trolley full of sick children. Nice one mate.
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  • lucky_jim 23/09/2015


    No people in danger? Tell that to those whose lives depend on this drug, or those whose lives depend on the kidney drug he did this with before!

    BTW, this ...

    But exterminating people because you disagree with them isn't ever the moral high ground.
    ... is an utterly absurd misrepresentation of what I'm saying, and I suspect you know it. I didn't wish him dead because I disagree with him; I wished him dead because countless people will die to sate his greed. Like I said, it's not the first time he's done this.

    How many people would have to die for want of the drugs he's bought the rights to before you thought "that's enough"? Would ten do it? 10,000? 10 billion?

    Tbh I'm kinda surprised to see you siding with the exploiter rather than the exploited, unless I'm confusing you with someone else I thought you were better than that.
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  • lucky_jim 23/09/2015

    This is essentially the trolley problem:

    Only a version of it where the person on the tracks is a massive arsehole who is willing to let innocents die to increase his bank balance. I say let the trolley go over him, then do it again just to make sure.
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  • lucky_jim 23/09/2015

    This bastard has form for this, too. He was also CEO of Retrophin (perhaps Turing is the same company renamed, but I'm not sure -- EDIT no it isn't, Retrophin later fired him), which did the same thing with a drug that keeps alive sufferers of a rare kidney condition.

    Honestly, the world would be a much better place were he dead. Anyone that doesn't wish him dead is, imo, on the morally indefensible side.

    Edit: Interesting
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  • lucky_jim 23/09/2015


    Your obfuscation and insults don't address the fact that the moderation in this thread is wildly inconsistent.

    Personally I don't think this story should ever have been posted here (the link to gaming is tenuous at best), but if EG is going to start posting current affairs stories about someone who has tried to, essentially, kill millions for the crime of having AIDS whilst poor, expecting that nobody will wish him dead is kinda absurd.

    Maybe you think he just needs a cuddle, but a lot of people are really angry about this, and rightly so.
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  • lucky_jim 23/09/2015


    But why should it only be "frowned upon" when I do it?

    Incidentally, here are some other people I wish death on: Kim Jong Un; Ian Huntley; Joseph Kony; parents who submit their little girls to female circumcision. Do their sensibilities have to be protected by EG's mods too?

    PS -- "digression" doesn't mean what you think it does.
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  • lucky_jim 23/09/2015


    I think I need some more guidance here. How were my posts less acceptable than these? Was it that I wished him a slower death than the person who wants him to die in volcanic lava? If so, can you give me a steer on acceptable speeds of wished deaths?

    Wouldn't piss on him if he was on fire.
    This guy is abhorrent and the epitome of everything that is wrong with humanity!

    May he rot in hell.
    The piece of shit
    fuck you pal, fuck you
    Peice of f**king trash. please go find a rock to die under
    people can see what a cunt he is.
    would like to kick him into some volcano lava
    this vile human being and I sincerely hope something bad happens to him
    Reply +2
  • lucky_jim 23/09/2015

    I'm going to have to talk around this, because of delete-happy mods. Can whichever mod please explain to me what the problem is with me wishing the same fate on this dickhead that he's just condemned god-knows-how-many aids sufferers to? Are you worried that he reads this site and his feelings will be hurt, or something? Because he doesn't have feelings, you're worrying over nothing. Reply +3
  • Mommy's Best Games brings XBLIG hits to Steam

  • lucky_jim 23/09/2015

    Yeah, I completely agreed with what he was doing there, I just thought it was the worst (well, least good) of his XBLIG games.
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  • lucky_jim 23/09/2015

    Windows only :( Ah well, I've got them all on 360 anyway. Highly recommended, with the possible exception of Game Type. Reply +1
  • Jailed motorist tells police he learned to drive on his PlayStation

  • lucky_jim 23/09/2015

    Stopped by a stinger? Pffft, goddamn casual. Reply +20
  • Extreme Exorcism: the game where you hunt your own ghost

  • lucky_jim 22/09/2015

    Inb4 "urgh, indie" tards. Reply -6
  • Fallout 4's big Season Pass promise

  • lucky_jim 09/09/2015

    Well, expansions are a form of DLC, but the term "DLC" has become so tarnished by horse armour, F2P and similar shenanigans that people are increasingly using the word "expansion" to denote large, content-filled additions of the sort we used to buy on floppy disks for 20 quid or so.

    That'll presumably last until someone brings out a unicorn armour "expansion" and the cycle will start again.
    Reply +2
  • lucky_jim 09/09/2015


    "We don't know what the actual DLC will be yet"

    Just wow. Just when you think the games industry can't be anymore disgusting. It's a joke & consumers are the butt of it.
    But if they said "the DLC's already finished, and we'll be releasing it over the next two years" you'd be bleating that it should be on the disc.

    I get that there's plenty to complain about with regard to DLC generally but, horse armour aside, this isn't the company to be complaining about. Think of the DLC Bethesda has released for past Fallout and Elder Scrolls games -- a lot of them are more deserving of the word "expansion" than "DLC".
    Reply +8
  • GAME apologises after Super Mario Maker mix-up

  • lucky_jim 08/09/2015

    Yeah, I realise I got the specifics wrong, but the general point stands -- there is some Game-exclusive tat included, and that matters to some people.
    Reply +1
  • lucky_jim 08/09/2015

    @Smash41 and everyone else saying "why are people using GAME?"

    Yeah, I understand they're a shit company, but they also have exclusivity deals on a lot of limited editions (like the Mario Maker special Amiibo). It's not something I'm bothered by, but a lot of people are.
    Reply +4
  • lucky_jim 08/09/2015

    So, what are the current odds on Game going bankrupt (again) before these refunds are issued, and all affected people having to join at the back of the queue of creditors? Yesterday I thought this was just a fuck-up, now I think it's more sinister. Reply +2
  • lucky_jim 07/09/2015


    They were pretty good back when they were Future Zone.
    Reply +5
  • The Binding of Isaac: Rebirth's meaty Afterbirth expansion pushes out a release date

  • lucky_jim 08/09/2015

    Anyone know if the DLC will come to the Vita version too? I mean, I play it on my PS4 too, but it's just the perfect Vita game. Reply +2
  • Three Football Manager games announced for 2015

  • lucky_jim 07/09/2015

    Agreed, 100%. For me, part of the reason I got sucked in was playing the game alongside the start of the actual season. Since it's been coming out so much later, I don't get as sucked in. That's why the 2015 edition of FM is the first one in about four years missing from my Steam account.
    Reply +2
  • Armello review

  • lucky_jim 04/09/2015

    Thanks for bringing that to our attention; that's me out too. I presumed it had local multiplayer when I voted for it in the PSN poll.
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  • Big PlayStation 4 update increases cloud storage to 10GB

  • lucky_jim 02/09/2015

    But I still can't organise my games, I guess? That would be far more useful to me than all that Twitter and YouTube stuff. Reply +62
  • Satellite Reign review

  • lucky_jim 02/09/2015

    Hm, despite the less-than-glowing review, this is still going on my Steam wishlist to be grabbed on sale at some point. I was too hooked on Syndicate on the Amiga to not give this a chance, at least. Reply +18
  • UK charts accused of "snobbery" over Everybody's Gone to the Rapture soundtrack snub

  • lucky_jim 26/08/2015


    But the Harry Potter film soundtrack IS included. So, the rule seems to be "only if it's something pearl-clutchers approve of".
    Reply +7
  • Earth Defence Force for PS4 and Vita confirmed for Europe

  • lucky_jim 25/08/2015


    You've got me there, I didn't read on to the subsequent paragraph before I posted. But the whole article could still do with an edit for clarity.
    Reply +2
  • lucky_jim 25/08/2015

    Over-the-top sci-fi bug hunt game Earth Defence Force for the PlayStation 4 and Vita comes out in Europe later this year, publisher PQube has announced.

    Earth Defense Force 4.1: The Shadow of New Despair is the first version of the series to appear on the latest consoles.
    This implies 1) that the Vita is one of "the latest consoles" and 2) that this is the first version of EDF on it. 1 is arguably untrue (but it is currently Sony's "latest" handheld, so fair enough), and 2 is definitely untrue.

    Give your editor a slap on the wrist :p
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  • PlayStation Plus' free September offerings revealed

  • lucky_jim 25/08/2015

    Ugh. I'm so sick of morons who'd rather have Knack than Rocket League or Binding of Isaac, and who complain that indies don't offer the "variety" of CoD, Medal of Honor, Battlefied, Homeland, etc.

    Awesome selection this month. Stop being so damn idiotic.
    Reply +8
  • Star Fox Zero, Xenoblade Chronicles X, Mario Tennis release dates

  • lucky_jim 24/08/2015

    Yeah, I get why people whinge about the Wii U having too few games. But do those people only own a Wii U, or do they have other games machines too? For me, it's actually getting harder and harder to NOT have a Wii U. I mean, the PS4's my main console, and I get my Nintendo fix from my 3DS. I feel like I should replace my launch 3DS with a New 3DS, but I could get a Wii U for the same price, and even if I never have more than half a dozen games for it, it'd be worthwhile, especially as I never had an OG Wii. Off the top of my head, I can name Xenoblade Chronicles, Zelda, Mario, Mario Kart, and ZombiiU as games I'd want for it.

    But then, do I really need a new format -- or two, if you consider the Wii U's backward compatibility -- given that I already struggle to find the time for everything I want to play on PS4/Vita/3DS/Mac?
    Reply +7
  • Sinclair ZX Spectrum Vega review

  • lucky_jim 21/08/2015

    Yeah, I'll just stick to running ZXDS on my old DS Lite, thanks. Works like a dream, and the games actually look quite nice on that lo-res screen.
    Reply +6
  • Zombi review

  • lucky_jim 19/08/2015


    "No, not all opinions are valid and you are not entitled to just any opinion, only those you can defend."

    But you've said nothing that could be considered objectively factual. You're not actually "defending" your opinion, you're just being sweary and shouty. That's not the same thing. So by your reckoning, I should discount your opinion as obnoxious hot air, which is kinda handy as that's what I was planning to do anyway. Seriously, are you totally oblivious to how much of a dick you seem in this thread?

    And your opinion appears to be a minority one, if metacritic is any indicator.
    Reply +52
  • Splatoon's Rainmaker ranked battle mode drops this weekend

  • lucky_jim 13/08/2015

    I'm getting old. This recent habit of saying every new release "drops" annoys me so much more than it should. Reply +5
  • One and three month PlayStation Plus subscriptions set for price hike

  • lucky_jim 11/08/2015

    Pretty disgraceful considering how much of the time PSN is basically unusable. Reply +16
  • Broken Sword and 25 years of Revolution

  • lucky_jim 09/08/2015

    I used to be a bit of an evangelist for Revolution, their games have brought me a lot of fun over the years. But I felt like a mug after I paid full price for Broken Sword 5 on the Vita, given how quickly they put it on sale and how much cheaper they sold the iOS/Android versions for.

    I also have several iOS versions of their old games, each of which launched alongside at least a hint, at most a promise, that if they did well, Beneath a Steel Sky would finally get a sequel.

    Hard not to feel a little colder towards the company as a result. Though having said that, it'd all be forgotten if a BaSS sequel ever appeared.
    Reply -1
  • N++ review

  • lucky_jim 04/08/2015


    Wasn't *really* planning to buy this (though I've enjoyed past versions up to the point where my blood pressure couldn't handle it anymore), but I now think I'm going to buy it just because I appreciate you taking the time to come here and respond to everyone.
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  • Rare Replay review

  • lucky_jim 04/08/2015

    Probably says something about new-gen that this is, for me, the most tempting reason to get an Xbox One so far. Reply +43
  • Victor Vran review

  • lucky_jim 31/07/2015

    Any word on a console version? I'll get it on Steam if not, but I'd prefer to play it on my PS4. Reply +7
  • The Swindle review

  • lucky_jim 27/07/2015


    I played the first Splinter Cell on the original Xbox, it's actually the stealth game I've probably enjoyed the most (or disliked least, more accurately). :)
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  • lucky_jim 27/07/2015

    I wish I liked stealth games, everyone else seems to have so much fun with them. I've tried a few, from MGS to Stealth Bastard, and I invariably find them an odd mix of boredom and frustration. Reply +42
  • Tembo the Badass Elephant review

  • lucky_jim 23/07/2015

    Looks fun. Though Codemasters catered for my pachyderm-based platforming needs many years ago.

    Reply +18
  • Video: Journey - PS3 vs. PS4 gameplay and graphics comparison

  • lucky_jim 21/07/2015


    I'm not sure if the PS3 version ever appeared on PS+. If it did, it was after I'd got sick of waiting, and bought it in a sale instead. My theory is that the strong reviews and word-of-mouth praise for the game meant that it sold respectably for a long time, and therefore it wasn't financially worth putting it on PS+, but I'm just speculating there.
    Reply +2
  • Godzilla review

  • lucky_jim 17/07/2015

    For people asking if this the first "Avoid", I think this was the first:
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  • Face-Off: F1 2015

  • lucky_jim 14/07/2015


    Pah, it's all about Chequered Flag on the Speccy! :p

    Reply +22
  • The murky genius of Fallout: New Vegas

  • lucky_jim 12/07/2015

    I keep hearing that FNV was better than F3, but that doesn't mirror my experience at all. I clocked up over 100 hours on F3 and its DLC, so I certainly had no problem with the format or style of the game, and I thoroughly enjoyed FNV up to a point.

    That point was when I'd inadvertently annoyed some faction or other that was massively overpowered compared to my character. Every time I stepped outside a settlement, their assassins would spawn and insta-kill me -- I literally had no chance. I tried fast travelling to other settlements, the same happened there. I tried loading up the oldest of my dozen or so saves, but whatever I did to incur their wrath had already occurred. So, after 20-30 hours, my only options were to give up and start the game again from scratch, or give up on the game entirely. I chose the latter.

    For me, any game that forces me to lose 20-30 hours progress is irredeemably flawed. A shame, because I could see that in many ways it was superior to F3.

    Edit: Turns out to be a shade over 15 hours. Less than I thought, but still annoying to have wasted that much time.
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  • Just Cause dev releases its first mobile game

  • lucky_jim 08/07/2015

    I'd be well up for this if it wasn't for microtransactions. I used to be quite a prolific iOS gamer until this model totally ruined the industry. Reply +4