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  • Destiny: The Taken King review

  • mattigan 24/09/2015

    @SonicUk just curious, how many iterations of cod, fifa or your consoles racing franchise have you gone through? Reply -2
  • Destiny: The Taken King raid unlocks three days after expansion's launch

  • mattigan 02/09/2015

    @SpronyvanJohnson I believe that is one of their main objectives with this expansion, every boss encountered in the stream had a specific mechanic, no more bullet sponges... Reply +3
  • mattigan 02/09/2015

    And it looks like it's going to be epic! Reply -3
  • Zombi review

  • mattigan 19/08/2015

    What's the ent to end play time on this? Reply -1
  • Bungie ditches Destiny's Dinklage dialogue for Nolan North

  • mattigan 05/08/2015

    Bungie rep posted this on the Destiny forum earlier...

    There is a lot of new info in that article which I'm sure raises a lot of questions.. When DeeJ and the away team get back from gamescom next week we will share our plan for a series of Twitch events that will answer these questions. So you might hold off on dismantling anything until you have all of the info. Soon...
    Reply +1
  • Destiny: The Taken King release date leaked

  • mattigan 09/06/2015

    I will be all over this like a cheap suit. I don't think 35 is much at all tbh, and I also don't think a bunch of bullet points is enough info on which to judge the final product, I dare say this will be a quite substantial upgrade across the whole piece, as happened with HoW. There were some quite substantial changes to the core game systems in addition to the story missions (which continue to be regularly released) that a lot of people seem to overlook. Reply +3
  • Destiny: House of Wolves review

  • mattigan 26/05/2015

    Have I been asleep, is. 20 suddenly not ~5 pints of beer, or 2 cinema tickets (if you're lucky), or 1.5 blurays, etc...? 20 is really not much money.

    In terms of per hour I think the DLC is fairly decent value.

    Content on disk or cut content arguments seem to me to be all around entitlement, rather than any actual valid argument, Bungie doesn't owe me anything other that what I have paid for, which is the experience that Bungie created for me and was delivered at the point I bought it.

    Regardless if the entire Bungie back catalog is locked on the disk, for me to purchase at a later date. At the point they decide to deliver it to me, it's my choice to pay the money or not, I certainly wouldn't feel the need to whine to all and sunder if I don't want to spend the money...
    Reply -5
  • Decrypting the new Destiny: House of Wolves trailer

  • mattigan 22/04/2015

    Still pretty much the only game I play, love it Reply +11
  • Troll deletes 11-year-old's Destiny characters

  • mattigan 23/02/2015

    @Arsecake_Baker thing is, at first I didn't, it was only when I had to describe what happened to others that it tickled me... Reply 0
  • mattigan 23/02/2015

    Told my 12 yr old about this story... Oh how we laughed. But then dad mode kicked in and I was all like "see what can happen...." So hopefully this will be a lesson to more than just Henry.... Reply +1
  • Music school teacher behind "deaf" Onimusha composer revealed

  • mattigan 06/02/2014

    It's like Milli Vanilli all over again! Reply +9
  • HTC One review

  • mattigan 30/03/2013

    This will be my next phone, had the One X and the clincher for me over the Samsung offerings has always been the build quality. The Samsungs feel like they would explode if dropped from anything more than 6 inches.

    I like a phone to have a bit of heft to it, as I will be holding it in my hand for 99% of the time I'm using it.

    Battery and super speed are not really an issue any more, for me phones have been quite fast enough since dual core processors became the norm while it's standard practice to leave it charging whenever its not in my pocket.

    Plus I've never got on with touchwiz (or whatever the Samsun IU is called)
    Reply +6
  • Orbis unmasked: what to expect from the next-gen PlayStation

  • mattigan 20/01/2013

    Caffeinated wrote:I don't understand this need to keep power consumption down, at the expense of raw processing power. Am I missing something?Yes, you are missing heat... Reply 0
  • Xbox 360's first free-to-play MMO Happy Wars due next week

  • mattigan 05/10/2012

    *Their Reply +5
  • Why Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 Prestige is not a start-over system

  • mattigan 30/09/2012

    How about prestige perks, you prestige you get to choose one of a selection of perks not previously available, at the next prestige you get access to a few more along with the previously unlocked ones but can only pick one new perk per prestige level, or have the option to to do a Darksiders 2 style respec and change your prestige perk load out. Or they could give the option of making one existing perk of your choice a permanent stat boost that doesn't affect the number of perks you can equip on the next prestige grind. Maybe a little game breaking but the guys burning through prestige levels tend to be so good that its pretty much broken anyway, and matchmaking should ensure that these guys always get bunched together in TDM lobbies anyway... Reply 0
  • Modern Warfare 3 strike packages vid

  • mattigan 21/10/2011

    To be fair, we don't know what exactly the perks are that you receive in the specialist strike package. Reply 0
  • mattigan 21/10/2011

    Interesting... Reply +2
  • Batman online pass unlocks Catwoman

  • mattigan 13/10/2011

    I don't have a problem with it at all, I will buy the game new, it will come with the code which I will enter in about 30 seconds and enjoy the full game. Once I've had my fill, it will go on ebay, I don't give a shit if whoever buys it has to pay an extra 7 to get the full experience. Reply +1
  • Batman: Arkham City

  • mattigan 07/09/2011

    Sounds like they may have nailed a navigation control scheme as satisfying as the old Treyarch Spiderman 2 one. Again, day 1 for me... Reply 0
  • Free Portal 2 DLC out next month

  • mattigan 18/08/2011

    \o/ Reply 0
  • Kinect hacker at GameCityNights

  • mattigan 24/06/2011

    Homebrew developer? Reply +1
  • Sniper: Ghost Warrior 2 uses CryEngine 3

  • mattigan 24/05/2011

    I would love a good Sniper game:

    1. Sneak Sneak Sneak to vantage point of choice (multiple possible per level)

    2. Set up shot

    3. Make the kill

    4. Exit to extraction point (Sneaking or Running based on descisions made/Skill in executing steps 2 & 3)

    It can't be that hard surely...
    Reply +4
  • PSN could be down for next 48 hours

  • mattigan 26/04/2011

    Now I don't own a PS3 so this is not affecting me (XBL FTW - until it breaks as well) but this looks suspiciously like Sony have invoked DR and are in the process of restoring the environment to a 'pre hacked' state. And are funding that the restore process is taking a lot longer than anticipated, maybe their primary backup solution has failed or something, its the only thing I can think of that would knock out a system which would be designed with high availability as one of the chief requirements, along with security of course ;-) Reply 0
  • Rare: Voice control the future for Kinect

  • mattigan 13/04/2011

    Rare, there is only one thing you can do to make me happy and that is to release a HD version of Jet Set Gemini on XBLA. Please do so.

    HELL YEAH!!!

    And while you're at it Rare, a HD version of Jet Force Gemini wouldn't go amiss either!
    Reply +4
  • Garry's Mod sets trap for pirates

  • mattigan 13/04/2011

    And the Batman AA one where cape glide didn't work on pirated copies. Excellent work!! Reply +15
  • Dead Xbox Live Gamertags re-circulated

  • mattigan 02/03/2011

    The charge is a deterrant to stop you changing your ID every 5 minutes Reply +24
  • 10% of Windows Phone 7 updates fail

  • mattigan 24/02/2011

    Update failed on my WP, but then again I expected it to considering my 'non standard' setup ;) Reply 0
  • Sniper: Ghost Warrior sells a million

  • mattigan 16/02/2011

    Seems there were a lot of disapointed people out there maybe expecting this to be a whole game of the 'Ghillies in the Mist' level of MW. Reply -1
  • Mobile Games Roundup

  • mattigan 15/02/2011

    I loved ilomilo, I only wish there were more levels or the ones persent were a bit bigger/harder, as I blazed through it to 100% pretty quickly. Great while it lasted though! Reply 0
  • Sniper: Ghost Warrior sequel confirmed

  • mattigan 11/01/2011

    Really hope they learn lessons from the first and make a proper sniping game. Dont want a sim, but 7 or 8 hours of the ghillie suit mission from MW would be just fine.

    Reply 0
  • Yun and Yang show off alt costumes

  • mattigan 26/11/2010

    ah, casual racism just never gets old... Reply +3
  • Kinect parts cost MS around 34

  • mattigan 12/11/2010

    Think about it this way, every single aspect of this or any product has an associated cost that needs to be offset by the price of the unit at retail, from the 36 for components, to R&D on hardware (through many many revisions) R&D on software (to get the thing actually working) to R&D on integration with existing Hardware and LIVE infrastructure (Do you think things 'just work' when you plug them into your 360), to market research on packaging, to brand design, to development kits so there's software to run on the thing at launch, logistics with manufacture and manufacture costs, transport logistics and associated costs, even printing the manual. And dont forget tax and the retailer's cut.

    To assume that component costs are the only bill MSFT has to pay is very shortsighted.
    Reply +2
  • Today's games use 20-30% of Kinect

  • mattigan 11/11/2010

    It will work in a different way than you have just come up with off the top of your head in the last 30 seconds, why? Because the people developing games for this thing do this for a living and aren't some random clown on a forum rubishing something because they can't think of a way to make it work in their tiny little minds.

    Seriously, off the top of my head I can think of at least a couple of ways to to make head tracking work for looking round a corner that don't actually involve looking away from the screen, and I AM some random clown on a gaming forum!

    The key is that I am prepared to wait and see before I pass judgement from my ivory tower.
    Reply +1
  • YourShape: Fitness Evolved

  • mattigan 04/11/2010

    Please accept my apologes ;) Reply +3
  • mattigan 04/11/2010


    What a rediculous comparison, second hand this second hand that... I can buy second hand dumbells for a fiver down the boot fair, do I win?
    Reply +12
  • Will Yun and Yang come to console SF4?

  • mattigan 21/09/2010

    There will be more than 2 extra characters, and I hope they make it to console as DLC rather than a whole new disk to purchase like SSFIV was.

    Although I think people are being a bit harsh, there are a TON of balance tweaks and even whole new moves for some characters, all of which have to be woven into the mix with the other 36 (so far) characters' strengths and weaknesses so as not to unbalance an dpotentially break the game. It's a massive task, and I personally am more than willing to pay for the result of Capcom's labours.
    Reply 0
  • Doctor Who games get second series

  • mattigan 20/09/2010

    The games are only free in the UK... Reply 0
  • Xbox Live heading to mobile phones

  • mattigan 17/08/2010

    This.XBL is just a widget style plug in for the new OS, which incidently looks like it's going to alienate a LOT of WM's existing userbase. Reply -1
  • In Theory: Is Xbox 360 3D Ready?

  • mattigan 15/08/2010

    Wow, the SDF are really out in force today!Calm down boys, as ever, both consoles have their strengths and weaknesses. You pays your money, you makes your,choice.... etc... Reply 0
  • Super Street Fighter IV

  • mattigan 26/04/2010

    I found SFIV perfectly playable with a 360 analogue stick and assume that this will be the same.

    Although I do now have a TE ;)

    Problem is you need to how to play these things, I have still got skills and muscle memory from the original SFII (played 20 years ago in the local Kebab shop) right through to SFIV, so I knew the rules and what beats what with most of the cast before I even put the disk in the tray...

    I'm not great but I've beaten people better than me and also had my arse handed to me by scrubs, with and without lag and still went back for one more game. That's the genius of SF three one minute rounds to test your hard earned skills, and theres not a round that goes by where you don't pick up a new trick or learn a new strength or weakness of either your or your opponents character.

    Can't wait!
    Reply +3
  • MW2 Stimulus Package costs 1200 MSP

  • mattigan 15/03/2010

    Han't it been proven by PC Haxors already that the original maps are already on the disk waiting to be unlocked? Reply 0
  • New Windows phones to link with Live

  • mattigan 16/02/2010

    Watched the Dev interview last night (sad I know) and he definately mentioned that users would be able to view/earn gamerscore on the phone, looks like a possible stealth handheld gaming platform. Reply 0
  • MS cuts price of 120GB 360 drive

  • mattigan 04/02/2010

    Got mine for 20 at HMV when they were on sale, as for the Amazon price change thingy, I heard that they have some snazzy price tailoring thing they use to dynamically alter the prices on the site based on your browser (cookie) history. Try clearing your cache, or waiting a couple of hours and check again to see if the price has 'magically' lowered back to what it was before. Reply 0
  • Microsoft drops internal Natal chip

  • mattigan 07/01/2010

    "Mental and Cornetto are both doomed to cost their respective companies a ton in R&D for not much yield."

    That's as may be but I'm pretty sure that MS are planning to tout 'Mental' as more than just an Xbox controlling device, I seem to remember them having another sideline in software products that may benefit from facial, gesture and voice recognition all in one handy little USB device.... Windows or something?
    Reply +3
  • Darksiders Video Roundup

  • mattigan 16/12/2009

    Isn't there only about 2/3 enemy types in Zelda that have the ability to block the sword? Hardly 9/10 LoZ was always a button masher (combat wise) for me. Reply 0
  • mattigan 16/12/2009

    That crab boss dragged on a bit Reply -1
  • Deadliest Warrior game announced

  • mattigan 14/12/2009

    I love the fact that Ninjas are touted as badass, as basically fuck all is known about them, such a massive mythology has built up around them that the fact that very little actual fact is known about them is forgotten.

    They would be much more likely to feign sickness/injury to get into the keep, then poison the water supply in the dead of night and take out the entire castle (including the Knight). Than flip out and go toe to toe with an armoured knight then try to zing a ninja star through his eye slit.
    Reply +1