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  • Microsoft readies raft of Xbox One bundles for crucial Christmas 2015

  • makeamazing 02/10/2015

    The few customers that were in there were in hysterics after seeing their pre-owned prices.
    @Blackmarsh63 Personally I am not a fan of pre-owned. As for prices, yes they are crazy, but then so is having a shop rental space and staff, business rates. To be honest I am surprised anyone can afford to own a shop these days.

    My wife used to work for Blockbuster and their rent was at least 100k and that was not for a great store... can imagine it's not worth it these days with all the internet competition.
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  • makeamazing 02/10/2015

    @Blackmarsh63 And yet there are still many other ways to buy games if you don't like them.

    Personally I don't buy anything in store and usually only buy special editions from their online store....

    I'm just sick of people moaning about a business that employs lots of people that you don't need to shop at.
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  • makeamazing 02/10/2015

    @RawShark A new controller in the same vein as the old one (even if its better) will never be a game changer.... but people who I know have tried it say they like it. Reply -2
  • makeamazing 02/10/2015

    hese companies really need to stop pandering to these two-bit retailers.
    @TheSauce You mean the biggest gaming retailer in the UK right?

    You might not like them, but they are not two-bit in terms of market share.
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  • makeamazing 02/10/2015

    @IronGiant Yeah exactly what I thought. Reply +10
  • makeamazing 02/10/2015

    The box art to the bundles is terrible, no effort has been made at all.

    Saw an advert for a PS4 1 TB for 298 with a game last night (FIFA I think), if they just do the same with Fallout, it will clean up.
    Reply +11
  • Activision promises to address Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 5 issues

  • makeamazing 02/10/2015

    Of course they are aware of the issues, they've been watching it being Reply -1
  • Blood Bowl 2 review

  • makeamazing 01/10/2015

    Sounds alright to me, might get this for a xmas present for my son, while I might need to *test* it for a few weeks :) Reply +2
  • Here's what you get if you pay full price for the new Hitman

  • makeamazing 29/09/2015

    Just give me a single game in a box when it's ready, ta thanks. :)

    Anything else is just too confusing for my puny and busy mind.
    Reply +3
  • Several prominent voice actors have voted to strike

  • makeamazing 23/09/2015

    @Blastiel Can you imagine Teachers wanting commission from the future successes of the children they teach....

    Hmm that's actually a fantastic idea :D
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  • makeamazing 23/09/2015

    You seem to think there's a set rate that everyone gets and they should just be happy with it. Not how it works.
    @TarickStonefire On the contrary I am saying that companies can offer whatever they like (within legal minimum wage laws) and people can refuse or accept. That's what a market economy is all about. One rule is good for developers, is good for all. No special cases... surely that's more sensible than the "Talent" making themselves special cases.

    But you're some guy on the net. Not wasting time explaining the far, far greyer reality of pay and residuals and why and when and so on. Your whining about all this ain't gonna change a thing, strike goes on.
    Well I guess we are all just people on the net, duh. This is a open topic... if you don't like people talking about it, move on and go do something else than moan about people saying they don't agree with it.
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  • makeamazing 23/09/2015

    Actors in films and get risiduals for their work. Video games don't.
    @DickSocrates Just because it happens in movies doesn't mean it should happen in games. I for one don't think it should happen in movies either... Just demand a fair wage from the job. I'm not (and sure no one else is) advocating people don't get paid fairly for their work... but when someone gets paid *alot* of money for voice work and you have a QA guy doing 60 hour weeks on minimum wage crunching for 6 months at a time... it seems a bit ridiculous that someone getting paid well wants more than their fair share... they want money from profits, while the people at the other end are pretty much doing the heavy lifting, get shafted.

    This contractor stuff is comeplete crap designed by companies to deny people their fare share.
    ... but I'm not a company I work for a company like most people who are also saying similar things... how can that be...based on the fact that you believe only companies would want this.

    Why do you think their contribution is being taken for granted? I mean it's like the guy from GTAV i think it was, was paid hundred plus thousand $ to do voice work. Which is way and above what most people in the games industry would ever get to see. You could say they were the "Talent" but actually the talent are the people who got the game to work.

    In the scale of game production, VO work is just one small part, why should they be the special cases.

    No need to stick up for the rights of the money people and lawyers, they're doing fabulously well already.
    I'm sticking up for common sense not your sense of sticking it to "Companies".... not all companies are big with massive pockets, rolling around in rooms full of cash.

    The way I look at it is... if you don't like the pay for a job you refuse to do the job, just like the rest of us have to do. Most of us probably don't have that luxury.
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  • makeamazing 23/09/2015

    I've never been a fan of the concept that people who are basically contractors on a project think they should have long term royalties to a products success when it's bigger than the part that they have done.

    I'm not saying that they are not talented or the work they do isn't important, but when there are people who are working on the game full time over the course of the project in a risky position of being fired if the game doesn't sell (certainly the case in the USA), or not getting any bonus's because of being 1point off a metacritic (such as Fallout New Vegas), or designers/programmers etc working tons of over time for free (and still not getting anything if the game makes money)....

    I think this isn't the key issue in game development.
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  • Hitman delayed until March 2016

  • makeamazing 22/09/2015

    It's like they've come up with a plan to totally kill the franchise... such as weird decision to do it episodic. Oh well not for me, will wait until it's all in one package or probably just pass on it until its really cheap. Reply +2
  • Uncharted Nathan Drake Collection 500GB & 1TB PS4 bundles for Europe

  • makeamazing 22/09/2015

    @Pr0gen Yes but the Yen is absolutely having a shocker, so of course it's cheaper in Japan, and europe is usually more expensive.

    But my point still stands, that there is a price cut even if it's not official or just a deal. So if its not cheap enough for you, fair enough, but the price is cheaper than it was (for the moment). That was the point i was making.
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  • makeamazing 22/09/2015

    @Pr0gen But does it matter when the deals are as good as a price drop. Reply 0
  • Assassin's Creed Syndicate has an achievement for shooting horses

  • makeamazing 22/09/2015

    @alimokrane Achievement seems ok to me... it's not a real horse.

    Though if they didnt include stuff that would upset people, there wouldnt be much of a game left :D
    Reply +5
  • Watch us play Destiny: The Taken King live

  • makeamazing 16/09/2015

    Is it sad that I am listening to this stream while working, and I didnt even like Destiny that much.... lolz Reply +1
  • Sony Tokyo Game Show 2015 conference live report

  • makeamazing 14/09/2015

    @Mad_Rhetoric, what are you on about, they have had tons of stuff... it's not difficult to find that PS4 has had many more games this year than XBO. OK XBO has more big games coming out from Oct, but I'll be playing FO4, UC collection and SW Battlefront... Xmas is mostly about 3rd Party games I'm afraid: :) Reply +3
  • makeamazing 14/09/2015

    @Knottian, yeah you mean the vast majority, actually you mean one or two. Sony is selling tons, I don't think they need to be worried. Reply +1
  • makeamazing 14/09/2015

    @Mad_Rhetoric, considering MS only seem to focus on 3 months of the year, I would have to say MS are the boring ones :) Reply +2
  • Video: Until Dawn, Dinklebot and Miyamoto

  • makeamazing 12/09/2015

    @ShayenRoyen I purchased it for 36, it's not particularly expensive if you shop around.

    8 hours+ entertainment for 36 is not that expensive. Especially if you have other family members play it and/or trade it in after.
    Reply +7
  • makeamazing 12/09/2015

    That fallout PC looks lovely. I can't afford any more FO stuff, seem to be having a FO xmas this year. :) Reply +1
  • GAME apologises after Super Mario Maker mix-up

  • makeamazing 07/09/2015

    Yay got 5 emails at lunch today for my son's birthday present.... nice to know the money is being repaid tonight, but not good for those that don't have overdrafts etc. Reply +1
  • Video: Mad Max, Metal Gear week and Press X to Not Die

  • makeamazing 05/09/2015

    Really enjoying Mad Max also, didnt really feel that MGSV was for me (just yet)... I haven't really played the previous ones that much.

    Mad Max is a good solid 7 from me, really good.

    Ps what's with the 5m advert before the Eurogamer show, I don't mind supporting videos but come on, 5m's of Protein shake adverts is just putting me right off. Refreshing got rid of it. Damn Youtube.
    Reply +2
  • Gran Turismo leaves Italian flooring company in the dust

  • makeamazing 03/09/2015

    Apparently they were calling for a carpet ban.
    @paulf - apparently it all started going wrong when the company and sony went out on the tiles.
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  • All four Mad Max films now playing on Steam

  • makeamazing 01/09/2015

    Yeah I got all three on Blu ray a few weeks ago for 10 (HMV)... crazy digital pricing there on steam. This is one of the reasons why I continue to buy BR and not movies on apple/amazon etc. If I just want to watch a video and not bothered by quality, I just buy DVD for a few quid and import it into my apple TV. Reply +2
  • Torchlight developer teases its next game Hob

  • makeamazing 17/08/2015

    @PancakeWizard Hah thats pretty scary, but come on, that's not scarier than Pob.

    /going totally off the original subject matter by a massive amount.

    Getting back on topic, the game kinda has an art style that is all the rage right now.
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  • makeamazing 17/08/2015

    @goggyturk Yes I know.

    I was making reference to a character called POB which was on UK TV, which the character looks a little like in the top picture.
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  • makeamazing 17/08/2015

    I read the characters name as Pob.... which was indeed very scary indeed. Reply +6
  • Uncharted Collection will add two new difficulty settings

  • makeamazing 17/08/2015

    @grassyknoll I'm trying to cut back, and I also want the Star Wars PS4 special edition, even though I already have a PS4.

    But yes time for me at the moment is scarce, what with work, making my own game, trying to write a book and general life :( - doesn't help that I have a massive backlog also.
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  • makeamazing 17/08/2015

    @bemaniac Yeah it's a great end of the year, but a very bad end of the year.

    I think I have 8 games on my list from now until the end of the year, and that includes, the Fallout Collectors Edition and Rockband... somethings got to give somewhere I think.
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  • makeamazing 17/08/2015

    Really looking forward to getting back into this series. I held off playing them again before the announcement hoping it would be released.

    EG will you do a trailer/comparison?
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  • Red Ash wants another $247k for its anime spin-off

  • makeamazing 17/08/2015

    Yeah saw this yesterday - have to admit sounds very dodgy indeed. Reply +24
  • New ZX Spectrum out 24th August

  • makeamazing 14/08/2015

    I would have preferred a full size spectrum with HDMI connection...

    I really want it, but just feel it could have been a better product, especially as Raspberry Pi and Spectaculator can fill the emulation need, this needed to be more retro rather than cheap controller.
    Reply +1
  • Video: Homefront face scanning and WoW expansions - The Eurogamer Show

  • makeamazing 08/08/2015

    Johnny and Aoife looked like they enjoyed trashing Chris's desk too much... Reply +6
  • Quantum Break release date revealed

  • makeamazing 04/08/2015

    Haven't got an XBO but Remedy make such great story games that this even makes me consider one... All i need now is a Alan Wake remaster and I'm in. Reply +5
  • Video: Gamescom 2015 and making a dodgy Fallout Pip-Boy

  • makeamazing 01/08/2015

    Hmm wondering if i should cancel my collectors edition and just buy some pringles and eggs and make my own, because that looked high quality. Reply +7
  • Tropico 5 rules Xbox One spring 2016

  • makeamazing 30/07/2015

    The sooner the software industry is forced to follow warranty legislation the better.
    @Murton I think you have missed part of the problem here, what if your game hasn't made lots of cash and you have to pay a ton of cash to patch it... and i'm not talking dev time here, but you have to pay MS/Sony to patch your game.

    To me that part of the problem... its actually a negative to patch a game because it costs a lot of money.
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  • An hour with Randy Pitchford

  • makeamazing 24/07/2015

    @GAmbrose haha yeah It's certainly not canon :)

    But yeah I totally agree with you. I'm just making the point (albeit poorly) that in movie terms it wouldnt be the first story to change everything around etc, don't think games need to be an exception in this case.

    But I agree CM was crap, and I was unfortunate enough to buy the collectors edition for 80 @_@
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  • makeamazing 24/07/2015

    Not just the 'Hicks is still alive' rubbish, but also the fact that in Aliens Atmospheric Processor went nuclear and blew the fuck out of Hadleys Hope.
    @GAmbrose In the new Aliens movie (2016/2017?), Aliens 3 didn't happen, hicks and Ripley are still alive floating in space, so the whole retro fitting is happening in movies, i think it can in games.

    But. the game was trash. It's possible some of the things he is saying is the truth, that development is hard and he doesn't want to blame someone on the team(s)... but ultimately he should just accept that the general consensus is that the game wasn't that good.
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  • 10 minutes of Bombshell gameplay

  • makeamazing 24/07/2015

    Some bad voice acting and some bad writing.....

    Game looks like it could be interesting though.
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  • Rise of the Tomb Raider hits PS4 "holiday 2016"

  • makeamazing 23/07/2015

    I'm thinking this game will not sell very well... especially with the same release date of FO4 and Battlefront near it.

    I can definitely wait past the 2016 holiday until it drops in price... after supporting the previous game twice (PS3/PS4 on day 1 i may add) I will not be rewarding SE with my business day 1 on this title.
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  • 24 minutes of Sniper Ghost Warrior 3 gameplay

  • makeamazing 22/07/2015

    it does look interesting, but yeah that frame rate...

    When's the release date?
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  • Looks like there's a Dead Island: Definitive Edition

  • makeamazing 22/07/2015

    Yeah I think you've hit the nail on the head... it's a stop gap release to generate some cash i would think. Reply +15
  • Star Citizen, feature creep and money

  • makeamazing 21/07/2015

    For someone who didnt back it, I have to admit that trailer video looked awesome.

    Is the main complaint that it's taking too long then? because as I said from that video it looks like the ultimate space game, and that would take a while to make, but who wouldnt want it.
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  • 15 games later, Rovio announces Angry Birds 2

  • makeamazing 16/07/2015

    Peter Drinklage..... the pigs are from the moon....... Reply +2
  • Dead Island 2 is no longer being made by Yager

  • makeamazing 14/07/2015

    Crap thats bad.

    When i saw the interview last year about no narrative and just random missions, I was like what muppet made that decision.... but still was hopeful that was just a poor dev diary rather than the actual state of the game.

    I think after seeing Dying light and then seeing this game with just random missions, perhaps they've decided it's going to kill dead island as a franchise and need to make a story based game... hopefully the tech they have is in an ok to state to put a game around it.

    After Deep Silver basically told techland in no uncertain terms they were not going to work on DI2, seems like a bit of karma for them, they go and make a critical/commercial game and DI the game that started it all has dropped into trouble.
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  • Surprise! Prototype game bundle released for Xbox One today

  • makeamazing 14/07/2015

    Got both 1 and 2, 1 I have never played and 2 is still sealed on PS3. Not sure I would get the PS4 versions unless they were significantly upgraded (which doesn't sound like they are). I really need to get my backlog sorted :( Reply 0
  • CoD: Black Ops 3's Zombie Mode stars Jeff Goldblum and Ron Perlman

  • makeamazing 09/07/2015

    Interesting, hope it's part of the main package, I might just get it day 1 then... Jeff's awesome. Reply 0