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  • Nintendo Switch eShop will finally link purchases to accounts, not consoles

  • penhalion 18/02/2017

    This sounds great until we remember that the monthly "free" games disappear at the end of the month. This is a huge negative for the service at the moment. It feels a lot like a half hearted Xbox live clone. Your EShop purchases follow your account but, not quite in the way you imagine. It's a lot clearer if you watch some of the set-up videos that are appearing online and see how the console is actually initialised to an account. It's not something that facilitates simply go to your mates house and sign in on their rig as you would with Sony or Microsoft. Reply +2
  • For Honor review

  • penhalion 18/02/2017

    The problem with this game, which a lot of people don't understand is why players are all complaining, is that it's all about the multiplayer with a lacklustre single player campaign thrown on.

    It's like the original Titanfall i.e great if you were actually expecting a multiplayer game with a tutorial for a single player campaign but, completely mis-advertised if you actually expected a single player game with a multiplayer element.

    This is the problem. The EG review gives this a recommended rating but, totally fails to say that this should only apply if you are not interested in the single player portion of the game. Something that would definitely not warrant a recommended tag!
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  • Art allegedly from Sony Santa Monica's cancelled sci-fi PS4 IP emerges

  • penhalion 17/02/2017

    Hope GOW isn't some short ass, heavy on the quick time fiasco. Looks amazing but, how often has that translated into short and unfulfilling in the past. Too many times to count! Reply +2
  • Watch: Here's the first hour of Prey

  • penhalion 16/02/2017

    Nice deadspace vibe Reply 0
  • Valve is using AI to detect Counter-Strike cheaters

  • penhalion 16/02/2017

    I remember getting shot through gaps that 100% could not have yielded a viable like of sight let alone given even the best twitch trigger on the planet a headshot. Seen crap like that in online professional matches too. Now don't get me wrong I'm no CS god or anything like that but, I'm pretty sure that you have to see someone to actually know to shoot them! Reply 0
  • Nintendo Switch is getting one of 2016's best multiplayer games

  • penhalion 16/02/2017

    Basically it's a tonne of fun
    Not sure if anyone here has played this game but, yea....., there are a lot of things to describe it as but tonne of fun....not really one of them. Don't get me wrong it was ok for like an hour tops, then you just kind of realise what you really want was actually another powerstone game.
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  • Microsoft brings forward E3 2017 Xbox press conference

  • penhalion 16/02/2017

    Want to get in early for the Scorpio announcement I'm guessing. After that it's debatable anyone will even hear what Nintendo or Sony have to say. Especially if they have any gameplay demos of stuff "Enhanced for Scorpio". Reply 0
  • DayZ creator Dean Hall to show new game at EGX Rezzed

  • penhalion 16/02/2017

    Not even looking at this on principal alone. Guy made me sick with the stunt he pulled with other people's money.

    It's a bit sad that EG support him so readily using Rezzed. It's like rallying behind a statesman who's just been caught screwing a dog tied to a lamp post.
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  • 29 minutes of new Nier: Automata gameplay reveals moose-riding, exploration and more

  • penhalion 13/02/2017

    O_o I'm a little puzzled as to how this game is related to the original Neir. The original followed your character as a human then jumped ahead and followed you as an android I guess (clone body/ vessel for human souls).

    The ending had you play through 3 times...well if you actually wanted to know what was really happening. Anyhoo humans retreating to the moon and sending androids to sort out the problems?!?!

    If this is related to Neir 1 then I highly doubt there are any humans on the moon at all. So maybe what seems to be going on is, like the first Neir, completely not the case.
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  • Being Player Two is rubbish

  • penhalion 06/02/2017

    I guess one of the counters to the way a second player is portrayed is that it's pretty impossible to have that player make sense in the story (Halo being a prime example). It only really works in the context of a squad based game or an MMO. Even then the story is about the hero, not heroes. Reply 0
  • Watch someone complete Resident Evil 7 using only a knife

  • penhalion 03/02/2017

    Madhouse mode with just a knife....did that really happen?

    edit:

    Ok just watched the first part with the chainsaw fight...er hu? stab, stab, block rinse repeat. How was he not killed? I call shinanigans.
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  • PlayStation 4 is finally getting external hard drive support

  • penhalion 03/02/2017

    I know I'll get negged for this but, side by side with my xbox one the new features of the ps4 firmware read like they sent a spy in to Microsoft hq and literally stole their live code! Reply -4
  • PS4 Pro 'boost mode' runs unpatched PS4 games more smoothly

  • penhalion 03/02/2017

    @nope the ps4 pro boost is substantially bigger than that provided by an xbox one s

    still not getting a pro as this will only really affect games that don't lock framerate. Developers would literally have to patch games to unlock the framerate to take advantage of this and that's a lot more work than it sounds.
    Reply -8
  • Zelda: Breath of the Wild fans in a flap as bird race appears to confirm timeline theory

  • penhalion 02/02/2017

    I think the so called fans are just plain nuts. I remember Nintendo saying that each link is a different link and that they are not even in the same reality let alone the same timeline! It's just about there always being a link, a Zelda and a Gannon. Bit like BioShock's "There's always a lighthouse" Reply -3
  • Oculus owner Facebook ordered to pay Zenimax $500m in virtual reality lawsuit

  • penhalion 02/02/2017

    @JesseDeya

    You've mis-understood what a trade secret is I'm afraid. A trade secret is something that will affect the ability of a company to trade it's good in the future. This is different from stealing technology to use in your own products or breaking an NDA. They didn't infringe on trade secrets because Zenimax don't have a rift style product so sales of said product can't be affected by what Carmack and the others did.
    Reply +3
  • Jelly Deals: Final Fantasy 15 is down to £28 at the moment

  • penhalion 02/02/2017

    For an RPG game that seems to have shipped with half the story I call 28 quid as too expensive. Reply 0
  • Failbetter's Sunless Skies Kickstarter takes flight

  • penhalion 02/02/2017

    Like Sunless Sea but, surely they made enough money to self fund this new game. It smacks of the Danny Divito morality in that movie "Other Peoples Money!" Reply +1
  • Layoffs at Crytek

  • penhalion 02/02/2017

    I still have yet to understand how they got to this stage. I mean they made Crysis then just kind of lost their way. Reply +2
  • Resident Evil 7 proves that PSVR can be more than just a novelty

  • penhalion 01/02/2017

    soooo....345 quid plus 60 quid for the game.....yea....nooooooo Reply -14
  • Blowing the lid off the Ubiverse conspiracy

  • penhalion 01/02/2017

    O_o

    Yea er someone seems to have watched Minority Report one too many times....
    Reply +5
  • Mega Man 2.5D is a fan-made game eight years in the making

  • penhalion 01/02/2017

    Yea much as I would like to hate on Capcom. There are only two ways out of this for them.

    1. Grand the project rights based on it being non-profit.
    2. Kill the project.

    Both will allow them to defend their copyright and trademark rights as both are legal defences of said trademarks. i.e. Capcom grants a blah blah blah to use mega man blah blah blah for non profit blah blah blah no liability for damage etc etc blah blah

    or

    Cease!
    Reply +3
  • Denuvo responds to lightning quick Resident Evil 7 PC crack

  • penhalion 01/02/2017

    The piracy issue has been debated for years but, given that it was eventually acknowledged that most pirates will not buy the game legit anyway even if they couldn't pirate it. This calls into question just how much impact piracy is really having.

    The issue has always been that the prices charged for games is way out of reach for the budgets of those people pirating (and given the 60 pound/dollars they now seem to cost that group can only get larger). Making something un-crackable isn't mysteriously going to give the people downloading the pirate copies more spendable income.
    Reply +15
  • Can Horizon: Zero Dawn really be a AAA game without cynicism?

  • penhalion 31/01/2017

    Plus, robot dinosaurs are just cool, aren't they?
    One word....and sadly seems to have been missed by the press but, isn't this just Zoids!
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  • Resident Evil 7 has third-best week one sales of the series

  • penhalion 30/01/2017

    So if this game is to be followed, then humans seem to be one healing spray away from becoming monsters. The stuff in those potions can both regenerate dead tissue, re-attach limbs and also create grey sludge people (presumably they OD-ed on the stuff.

    Seriously! All I could think was that the hero is doomed and probably the cause of the spread of the t-virus throughout the world.
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  • Elite Dangerous players find a third alien ruins site

  • penhalion 30/01/2017

    Or does it offer some clue as to how players will deal with the Thargoids when they inevitably start trouble?
    Having played Elite since the old Amiga days. One thing I can guarantee is that the Thargoids don't shoot . They may pull you into witch space (the original home of the thargoids) and leave you stranded if you don't possess the fuel to jump out but, they never shoot until you do and then...well.....yea....you best be in a battle cruiser if you do!
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  • Resident Evil 7 ending reveals mysterious free Not a Hero DLC

  • penhalion 27/01/2017

    I would agree he was likely Hunk if he wasn't such a woss always hiding and running away. Reply +1
  • Nintendo's latest Switch ad shows guy playing Mario Kart on the toilet

  • penhalion 27/01/2017

    Sony have the "This is for the players" ad but going by this ad Nintendo should be using "This is for the addicts!" Reply 0
  • Life of Black Tiger is the worst PS4 game we've ever played

  • penhalion 27/01/2017

    you know where these types of games come from right? That annoying goat simulator! Now we'll get a simulator of bread or...oh wait.... Reply 0
  • The big Zelda: Breath of the Wild interview

  • penhalion 23/01/2017

    Fans seem to love her design in Breath of the Wild - there's already a lot of fan art. But reaction seems split on her crying during the trailer, with some saying it demonstrates a lack of strength
    People really had an issue with her crying for a destroyed kingdom? I swear it's like we'll end up with a complete gender role swap given a few more years! Mothers telling their daughters to be strong and never cry and never show weakness yada yada yada. Then will come the mass of female serial killers with massive emotional problems stemming from the pressure to perform as the alpha all day every day yada yada yada....

    I wonder when humanity will learn that equality means balance not dominance.

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  • penhalion 20/01/2017

    @the_ewan They are all called Link. It's a common courtesy to just use the players name in the game. Should be pretty obvious from the fact that the creators of the game TELL you he's called Link! Reply 0
  • Zelda will be Nintendo's last game for the Wii U

  • penhalion 23/01/2017

    Never really used my Wii-U but, will certainly look forward to using the Switch. Especially as I tend to work in coffee bars and remote locations these days. Will be good to whip it out for an hour at lunch then continue when I get home. Reply 0
  • Yakuza 0 review

  • penhalion 23/01/2017

    But if the case for the defence is that it's a representation of a particular culture at a particular time - one notably unafraid to paint men as drooling perverts - there's an easy counter to arguments about authenticity: Michael Jackson, real estate mogul.
    Is this set in the 80's because I'm pretty certa9in Michael Jackson was around then or am I misreading this statement? Real estate moguls have been around for a while too er America now has a doozy of one oas a president for instance....
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  • The Division's next big expansion is coming to PS4 and Xbox One at the same time

  • penhalion 20/01/2017

    Keep trying to like this game but, constantly find myself scratching my head. got to 30 in the overworld. Unlocked the station and underground....couldn't buy anything from them because now I needed a new currency...ok...what?!?

    Ok maybe dark zone...I need dark zone currency....er hu?!?

    Ok maybe survival....I need survival ranks....oh FFS!!!
    Reply +6
  • Did Nintendo download a Mario ROM and sell it back to us?

  • penhalion 20/01/2017

    I would simply call it poetic irony if Nintendo did indeed just grab a rom offline, slap a price on it and then mame it back to the public.

    The only block on which the big N's morals stumble is that it was their removal of availability to these games that caused all of this emulation in the first place. People loved the games, couldn't get them anywhere and so emulated them and dumped roms for all to enjoy.
    Reply +3
  • Zelda fans uncover Breath of the Wild backstory from Special Edition map

  • penhalion 18/01/2017

    Always feel sorry for link. Best Zelda for me is still Ocarina of Time. I had total empathy for link when you get the option to say "No" to Zelda at the start. An action that would, if they didn't just keep asking you until you relented, totally have ended the game right there with a continued peaceful Hyrule.

    At the end, when they are all celebrating YOUR victory. You then silently leave on Epona and I felt it was an act of disgust. How can they be having a party when it was their actions that caused the calamity in the first place. They are effectively partying around your suffering. The true triumph being that you simply left Zelda and the rest of the idiots behind. Probably still wondering how in the world the tri-force of wisdom chose to live in her!
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  • £60 Zelda: Breath of the Wild for Nintendo Switch now £50 on Amazon UK

  • penhalion 18/01/2017

    Nice! I pre-ordered both the console and the Zelda game so it's good to see I've saved myself some money already. Reply +1
  • Zelda: Breath of the Wild's Switch and Wii U differences outlined

  • penhalion 18/01/2017

    I look at my XBone and Ps4 games collection and none of those games has ever proven to be as fun or enjoyable as an on form Mario or Zelda title. That's just the facts.

    So yea the switch could do with being a tad cheaper and yea I would have loved Nintendo to push out a 4k or at least HDR console. However, Nintendo have always been about the games (their own obviously) and I still look at my collection of N64 cartridges or wii-u disks with a smile. Games that don't need a day one patch. Games that are complete and require nothing more to play or even get the correct ending (you know what game I'm talking about!)

    A quick point though, for those saying "It's not a day one for me!". Yea you're right because the switch is sold out everywhere already :p

    Life should be about making hay while the sun shines and having fun. Somewhere along the line we forgot that. Somewhere along the line we stopped making hay and ended up in dreary offices praying for it all to end.
    Reply +1
  • Switch clicks in the hands, but on paper, it's in trouble

  • penhalion 17/01/2017

    I wonder if journalists realise they are the only ones that think the switch is in trouble?

    I watched 10 minutes of Zelda. Pre-ordered from Amazon (red and blue controllers) and sat back to wait to play that great game. A few hours later Amazon have run out of pre-order allocated units. Yea sounds like people are having a real hard time jumping on board with switch doesn't it....
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  • penhalion 15/01/2017

    Pre-ordered one with the red/blue controllers from amazon along with breath of the wind for wii-u by accident (just changed it to switch version).

    Will this console do well? Not sure but, like all of Nintendo's other consoles, I will buy it for the quality of the games Nintendo produce. It will likely gather dust just as my wii-u has after I finish Zelda and Mario but, you know what I don't mind because I'm not going to get the quality of gameplay on any other console.
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  • Nintendo Switch's bundled Joy-Con grip doesn't charge controllers

  • penhalion 17/01/2017

    :| Ok seriously! Who is writing these seemingly anti-switch articles. I mean, for instance, each switch joy con is separately powered and then charged by putting it on the side of the switch. This is the equivalent of plugging a PS4 or Xbox controller into a charge cradle.

    It would have been weird if you HAD to plug the joy-cons into the grip to charge them (again would have had EG complaining apparently).

    Really starting to feel like a nit picking session at EG these days.
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  • penhalion 16/01/2017

    Without the chargeable grip, you can charge Joy-Con while they are attached to the Nintendo Switch itself. But this option isn't available if your Switch is docked to the TV.
    This is incorrect! At the demo for the switch the joycons were plugged into the console while it was docked and were charging. All that happens when you dock and undock is that the switch checks which set of controllers you wish to use. So you can have the joycons attached to the unit while it is docked and play with a pro controller from your sofa at the same time.
    Reply +47
  • Be warned: surprise Resident Evil 7 ending spoiler leaks online

  • penhalion 17/01/2017

    Wow what a crap ending Reply 0
  • Officially-licensed Nintendo Switch accessories include console skins, in-car charger, arcade stick

  • penhalion 11/01/2017

    It's unlikely Mario will support the device
    This is one of the most random and out of context statements I have seen in a while. Was this just some random cut and paste?
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  • Scalebound director sorry game's cancellation "let fans down"

  • penhalion 11/01/2017

    4 years in the making was way too long. At some point it becomes clear that Microsoft had zero chance to make their money back and the truth is that we would all then have asked why this wasn't a Scorpio game by the time it surfaced. Reply +1
  • Amazon's Echo gadget has a Mass Effect Easter egg

  • penhalion 11/01/2017

    @Lurker86
    But is Amazon one of Commander Shepherd's favourite stores?
    Made me laugh. I loved walking around and hearing all the shops using me as their sales pitch :p
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  • Microsoft is removing Scalebound videos from its YouTube channel

  • penhalion 11/01/2017

    Microsoft has removed all trailers of Scalebound from its Xbox YouTube page following news of the game's cancellation earlier in the evening.
    I don't get why this is somehow a surprise to anyone. Surely the news would have been "Trailers of scalebound still available on Microsoft youtube channel" if they hadn't and then there would have been idiotic stories about the game somehow still coming out.

    I see this kind of attempt to stir angst against Microsoft as a bit of a dick move by EG
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  • Battlefield 3 and Bad Company 2 are now backwards compatible on Xbox One

  • penhalion 11/01/2017

    Dragon Age: Oranges
    I loved this game. The part where you need to kill the lemons was particularly cool....wait :eek:
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  • Nintendo hid secret message for hackers within NES Mini

  • penhalion 10/01/2017

    I like this console but, even my retro bones have kind of tired of 8bit. I now coddle my picade Reply 0
  • Watch: How will aliens change Elite Dangerous?

  • penhalion 10/01/2017

    I'm guessing it doesn't mean much at all. Why? Because. in the elite series WE were always the aggressors even if we (in the usual human style) like to think otherwise.

    The thargoids always pulled us out of witch space when we entered one of their systems randomly. They didn't however, ever fire first! In fact if you fired at them they would launch a series of drones or the ship would split into drones and then they would destroy your ship. Where the real danger always came was in not having enough fuel to re-jump to your destination. The thargoids always pulled you out of witch space in the void between stars. So you were not fuel scooping to save yourself.

    In the encounters so far you will notice that the thargoids have not fired a single shot. The players also have been wise enough not to fire also. If anything these first encounters are showing that the elite player base are handling the encounters as mutual curiosity.
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  • Gravity Rush 2 review

  • penhalion 10/01/2017

    Loved the first game but, still have around 4 games to finish before I even look at it as a possible buy..... Reply +3