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  • Call of Duty: WW2 has a mission to watch people open loot boxes

  • muters 03/11/2017

    @mega-gazz I know, and I'm not knocking it. Pretty sure I'll be watching a few streams of it myself in the next few days. It's just funny. Reply 0
  • muters 03/11/2017

    And with Twitch, you can watch people watching people open loot boxes. Reply +1
  • Monopoly on Nintendo Switch takes ages to load

  • muters 02/11/2017

    Didn't they manage to screw up Tetris a couple of years ago too? In 2020 we'll get a £30 release of Tic-tac-toe that causes overheating issues. Reply +12
  • Destiny 2 offline tomorrow afternoon

  • muters 01/11/2017

    @Badoink That's been my experience too. The game feels lovely to play, the shooting's spot on, but it all feels like a bunch of repetitive busy work plonked down on a few big empty maps. I beat the story last night, joined a few strikes and I'm already half-way bored with them. All that seems to be left is chasing after better loot, but most of what I've found throughout the game has been incredibly dull, just very minor stat increases on gear that all looks alike. I mean, seriously, at least make the loot interesting!

    Maybe it all clicks together better if you play with friends, but for the solo player who just wants to dip in and out, it's all a bit disappointing.
    Reply +9
  • GAME launches unattractive new £36 loyalty card scheme

  • muters 19/05/2017

    I feel sorry for the employees who will have to upsell this to every customer.

    "Would you be interested in our Elite loyalty card? You can earn back 10% of what you spend on games in store."
    "Sure, alright."
    "Great. That'll just be £36, please. Per year."
    "You're a disgrace."
    Reply +9
  • Twitch announces premium subscription models

  • muters 19/04/2017

    The extra emotes aren't really the selling point of this though, are they? It's about supporting the streamers so they can, you know, afford to stream, by making it easier to contribute. You could say it's Twitch trying to get people to pay more for subscriptions instead of donating so they get more of a cut, but they're entitled to try to earn money too, and if it's purely optional, so what?

    Considering how little I've paid in subscriptions and donations since I discovered gaming streams in 2009, it's the cheapest form of entertainment I've ever known outside of Bit Torrent and wanking.
    Reply +12
  • muters 19/04/2017

    Streamers rely almost entirely on the generosity of their viewers, so I don't see a problem with offering more ways to support them. I wouldn't pay $25 dollars per month myself no matter how entertaining someone was, only being an occasional viewer, but some people tune into the same cast for hours every day, so maybe it's worth that much to them to help keep things running.

    Also, have we really not gotten past that whole 'Why would anyone watch someone else play games lol' thing? Twitch/ and Let's Plays have been around for a decade or more now. It's bordering on 'kids today with their rock music' territory.
    Reply +13
  • 3DS sidescroller Hey! Pikmin release date revealed

  • muters 13/04/2017

    I've never had any interest in Amiibos, but I think I want that Pikmin one. And if I got that, I'd have to get the older Olimar one too. Oh god, this is how it starts, isn't it. Reply 0
  • Sega cracks down on Puyo Puyo Tetris streams

  • muters 06/04/2017

    They didn't want to spoil the ending where it's revealed that Puyo will be the main antagonists in the upcoming Tetris movie saga. Sorry, Sega, but the people have a right to know. Reply +8
  • GAME profits fall after disappointing Christmas sales

  • muters 29/03/2017

    I was after a copy of Fire Emblem: Fates recently. Looked in Game and they were charging £34.99 (it might have actually been £39.99) for a second hand copy. Went on Amazon and got a new one for a few quid less. Also a few weeks ago I noticed they were selling Halo 4 for £24.99 - I hope for their sake it was at least a new copy. This might hint at why they're struggling. Reply +3
  • Watch: The first hour of Homefront: The Revolution

  • muters 10/05/2016

    'Shame about the framerate, but that looks pretty good for the PS3 port... wait, it's what version?' Reply -3
  • Serf and turf: A week in Stardew Valley

  • muters 14/03/2016

    I've never played this type of game before, but I'm so glad I gave it a try. I've been hooked as much as, or possibly more than I was with Xcom 2 last month.

    It's been such a refreshing, wholesome experience, at least until I realised I was making my fortune by flooding the community with alcohol. I've been going into the bar at night to hand out free samples. If Gus the bartender has a problem with it, well, I carry an axe at all times. To be honest, I think they'd have been better off with JojaMart. If I could turn poppies into heroin, I would.
    Reply +7
  • Dark Souls 3's promotional mobile game Slashy Souls is terrible

  • muters 01/03/2016

    'Slashy Souls' sounds like something you'd find in a dusty corner of Steam Greenlight, selling itself as 'Dark Souls... with a retro twist!' It looks like it too, judging from that video. Reply +5
  • The internet reacts to The Fine Brothers' "react" trademark - and it's not happy

  • muters 01/02/2016

    Man in coma Reacts to external stimuli, receives cease and desist letter, becomes unresponsive again. Reply +7
  • Hacker group Phantom Squad launches DDOS attack against Xbox Live

  • muters 18/12/2015

    20 years from now: 'Hey guys, remember that time we mildly inconvenienced people for a few hours?'

    'Ahh, the glory days, man. Glory days. Sigh...'
    Reply +53
  • Destiny launches level boost packs priced £25

  • muters 15/12/2015

    Doesn't it kind of devalue your game when you offer people a way around having to actually play half of it? Reply +60
  • Nuclear Throne review

  • muters 11/12/2015

    I've been vaguely aware of the game before, but the review sold me and it's all I've wanted to play the last few days. It's very good, and although comparable to BoI, Spelunky, Risk of Rain, et al, it doesn't really play like any of them.

    My only criticism is the difficulty spikes. Not the difficulty - I expect (and want) that in a roguelike - but the times a run ends because the game suddenly puts you up against impossible odds. I'd say three quarters of my deaths have been because of Lil' Hunter, having nowhere to run from his attacks because he spawns so early in the level, and barely even being able to follow what I'm taking damage from exactly. The game actually gets significantly easier for the few stages after 5-3, which feels wrong somehow.
    Reply 0
  • Nintendo Badge Arcade brings microtransactions to your 3DS home screen

  • muters 10/11/2015

    I wonder what the average win rate is? Even if it's fairly generous, I can't imagine thinking 'Got myself some little pictures of traffic cones and cherries that can only be used on my 3DS home screen for 30p each. Result!' Reply +1
  • UK tabloids point the finger at Call of Duty, GTA in coverage of 15-year-old TalkTalk hacker

  • muters 28/10/2015

    So, teenager involved in hacking played popular video games that have absolutely nothing to do with hacking... and that's news? Front page news? I eagerly await their exclusive exposť on what he likes for breakfast and what brand of trainers he wears. Reply +1
  • Hatred review

  • muters 04/06/2015

    Hatred devs: 'You despise us, don't you?'

    Everyone: 'If I gave you any thought, I probably would.'
    Reply +2
  • Infestation: Survivor Stories / The War Z gets a reboot with Romero's Aftermath

  • muters 28/03/2015

    Next up from the studio: Sid Meier's Cousin's Civilized Nations Reply +11
  • Andy Serkis joins the cast of Volume

  • muters 31/10/2014

    More Andy Serkis in everything, please. Reply +3
  • Sleeping Dogs for PS4 and Xbox One spotted on Amazon

  • muters 06/08/2014

    I'm not totally against re-releases like this, it's nice for there to be more options available if someone only has one console or doesn't have a gaming PC. Still though, bit of a cheeky price tag. Reply +10
  • Civilization Revolution 2 announced

  • muters 23/06/2014

    I had the knee jerk reaction of 'Aww, I need this, but I don't have anything to play it on.' But then I realised I haven't touched Civ Rev since I got into Civ 5, and I probably never will again, especially once Beyond Earth's out. Reply 0
  • Nintendo announces 3DS game Code Name: STEAM

  • muters 12/06/2014

    A new Advance Wars would be a system seller for me. If that series is dead, I hope this could be some kind of spiritual successor. Reply +24
  • "I understand the issue, but it's not relevant in Assassin's Creed Unity"

  • muters 12/06/2014

    @ol How about Remember Me?

    I'm pretty ambivalent about this. Assassin's Creed has had more diversity in its casts than most series, so they don't strike me as the best target. But under-representing 50% of the population is always a problem worth tackling in general.

    The more gaming grows up and moves away from being a teenage boys' club, the better.
    Reply +41
  • Nintendo refuses to allow same-sex relationships in Tomodachi Life

  • muters 08/05/2014

    It seems more a case of they can't be bothered to include it in localisations rather than refusing to allow it.

    I sympathise though, and I think it's reasonable for people to challenge stuff like this. It must be depressing to feel like games have to be making progressive social commentary to even acknowledge your existence.
    Reply +13
  • Massachusetts town lifts 32-year ban on arcades

  • muters 02/05/2014

    "The fewer distractions of that type, the easier it is to transfer my ideas and values to my youngster."

    Their ideas and values must really stink if a go on Time Crisis 2 will steer their kids away from them.
    Reply +15
  • Newspaper report linking stabbing of Leeds teacher to Dark Souls disputed

  • muters 29/04/2014

    'Teenage boy plays popular video game' is what passes for journalism at the Daily Mail. I bet he once drank a can of that strange 'Coca Cola' beverage and enjoyed watching those 'moving pictures' too. Reply +1
  • A new Spelunky world record has been set

  • muters 15/04/2014

    I got the achievement for beating Spelunky in under 8 minutes and it made me feel like a gaming god. I like to pretend people with this level of skill just don't exist.

    Remember the days when you thought you were good at games? I miss them.
    Reply +29
  • Five-year-old discovers Xbox password flaw

  • muters 04/04/2014

    Five-year-old discovers ONE WEIRD TRICK for hacking Xbox accounts. Security professionals hate him! Reply +20
  • Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2 review

  • muters 01/03/2014

    I'm glad I didn't let the poor reviews put me off, I'm about 8 hours in and having a good time with it. I can understand some of the criticisms; the stealth sections are a bit weird and out of place, and the pace of the story is a little botched. But rating it on a par with that Rambo game? It's a reminder for me to never take review scores as gospel. Reply +3
  • Yes, there's a new Robocop game!

  • muters 08/01/2014

    Poor Robocop :( Ravaged by Titus and now this. Reply 0
  • Keyboard-controlled Typing of the Dead: Overkill released on Steam

  • muters 30/10/2013

    Got a good laugh out of 'Down with this' and 'Careful now' popping up in one part. Reply +4
  • Batman: Arkham Origins review

  • muters 29/10/2013

    Finished it after about 20 hours and thought it was a pretty solid entry in the series. I didn't encounter anywhere near as many bugs as I'd expected (on PC) but maybe I got lucky, I'd certainly be sore if my save corrupted.

    Thought it was consistently fun for the whole duration, but I can understand anyone who thought it was a bit stale and more of the same. It'd have been nice if they added more surprises and unique features rather than just making the game world larger.
    Reply -1
  • Two Daz Dillinger tracks are in GTA 5 - and he's not happy

  • muters 11/10/2013

    Hopefully there's more to it or it was an honest mistake that can be fixed, because as much as I love Rockstar, it'd be pretty shitty behaviour of them. He shouldn't be expected to be grateful for the exposure any more than Jonathan Coulton should've been for that Glee thing. Reply +6
  • Watch the Call of Duty dog take down an enemy helicopter

  • muters 11/09/2013

    I actually laughed out loud at that astronaut gunfight. Kind of want to play that bit, at least.

    Didn't play Black Ops 2, but am I right in thinking the series is just pure sci-fi now? It can't be long before they do a reboot and simply release 'Call of Duty'. Considering how ubiquitous WW2 games were a few years back, it'd be interesting to see if people would welcome a return to them.
    Reply +5
  • Marvel Heroes review

  • muters 20/06/2013

    Played a couple of chapters of this and it seemed horribly dull. Compare it to Path of Exile, which I was happy to play through again and again. I was more than happy to buy some random cosmetic stuff for PoE just to repay them for their good work, but Marvel Heroes putting all the characters anyone cares about behind a ridiculous paywall is pretty cynical and toxic. Reply +3
  • PlayStation 4 will cost $399/€399/£349

  • muters 11/06/2013

    I'll miss you, lovely Xbox joypads. Reply +30
  • Microsoft kills game ownership and expects us to smile

  • muters 07/06/2013

    Probably pointed out in the last 800 posts, but I think the difference between this and Steam is that Valve has garnered a reputation over time by providing a service people like. They've earned the customers' trust. Microsoft though are effectively saying 'You know the way console game ownership has been for the last 30 years? Yeah, we're not doing that any more.'

    That, and the way they increasingly want to take control away from the gamer (you WILL use Kinect, you WILL connect to the Internet, you WILL download more and more bloated dashboards)
    Reply +3
  • Microsoft patents awarding achievements for watching TV

  • muters 24/05/2013

    @StooMonster Punishing you if the Kinect senses that you're not looking at the TV during adverts is starting to sound worryingly plausible.

    'Kinect has detected a kettle boiling during a commercial break, your game library has been locked for 24 hours.'
    Reply +10
  • Alan Wake developer announces Xbox One game Quantum Break

  • muters 21/05/2013

    A new IP from Remedy is definitely something to look forward to. I hope the live-action stuff is just promotional though, it looked like something from a generic sci-fi TV show. Reply +2
  • Dead Island Riptide review

  • muters 01/05/2013

    Just beat the game and I'd say the review is fair, maybe even a little generous in places.

    Riptide is very unambitious and adds nothing to the series. The core gameplay is still great, but they've actually gone backwards in design decisions (and the first game was far from perfect) My main gripe was how liberal it is with loot, with hilariously exploitable boxes of grenades that refill whenever you walk far enough away and respawning ammo around every corner. I think I finished the game with over $100,000 to spare, too.

    Fortunately, simply killing zombies is as fun now as it was in the original, but they've done nothing to innovate the series, or even fixed issues like generic fetch quests and poor story. If there's a third Dead Island, I hope they put some serious thought into it, otherwise I'd rather they didn't bother.
    Reply +3
  • muters 22/04/2013

    I was bracing myself for something like 3/10, but the original only got a 6 and I thought it was great.

    I'd love to see someone do what Dead Island does, with real AAA production values, though, because it really does nail melee combat for me. And though the story and quests weren't anything special, some of the environments really were. I still think the city area from the first game is the perfect environment for zombie horror - being chased through narrow streets, jumping on top of cars for momentary safety, trying to stay on top of rooftops and dropping molotovs on the hordes.
    Reply +5
  • Sonic Dash review

  • muters 12/03/2013

    The gaming economy's become bizarre in recent years. It seems most AAA titles drop to under a tenner within six months, and then you have games like this asking as much for things that don't even really exist. Reply +5
  • Several staffers on Aliens: Colonial Marines spill the beans on what went wrong - report

  • muters 26/02/2013

    You'd think Gearbox would be a bit more wary about the state of the games they put their brand on. When people lose interest in the Borderlands series, being 'the guys who brought you two of the biggest disappointments in recent memory' wouldn't be an enviable position. And surely it'd make it difficult getting any new IP taken seriously. Reply +2
  • Fox shamelessly steals Still Alive composer's song for Glee

  • muters 26/01/2013

    It's not in the same league of course, but surely you couldn't use Jimi Hendrix's cover of All Along the Watchtower for commercial gain, then not bother giving credit because they're not his lyrics. How's this any different?

    And that Glee video's the cuntiest thing I've ever seen. I'm surprised Coulton isn't saying 'Urgh, have the song, just stop making those faces.'
    Reply +6
  • Dead Island Riptide preview: Undead again

  • muters 06/12/2012

    I really enjoyed Dead Island. Even after recently playing Borderlands, Diablo 3 and Torchlight, it still had my favourite approach to loot. I loved the fact that you couldn't depend on your absolute best weapon the whole time, unless you wanted constant extortionate repair bills. This meant that most gear you found could potentially be useful, whereas in other games 95% of everything you found might as well just be money drops.

    Though, my save file became randomly corrupt 90% into the story, which was inexcusable. So I at least hope they've figured out how to develop a more stable game.
    Reply +1
  • Carmageddon can't match E3's levels of violence - Stainless

  • muters 06/07/2012

    @TrentTech That's interesting, thanks :) I see it's coming soon on GOG, I'll have to try it out. Reply +1
  • muters 06/07/2012

    I never played the original Carmageddon, was it actually a good game outside the (for its time) OTT violence? It'll be interesting to see if the new one can make itself stand out, after a decade-plus of sandbox games that let you do all the same carnage by default. Reply +4