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  • Meeting Andrzej Sapkowski, the writer who created The Witcher

  • penhalion 24/03/2017

    Nice photo. Seriously though. That's one dude who's hand should be shaken on site by anyone who's ever played one of the witcher games. He's responsible for a lot of hours of quality fun and it's only right to let him know his work is appreciated. Reply +12
  • A Switch is for life, not just for Zelda

  • penhalion 24/03/2017

    @Rajin

    O_o

    Hope that's sarcasm....waiting for the new version to show up 2 - 3 years down the line...like theXBox One S and PS4 Pro and Slim....yea because that's a sign of component quality isn't it...or the fact that a guy cut the thing into a bloomin' tri-force sculpture and it was the drills water cooling that kiled the console and not the f-ing great hole cut right through it's circuits....yea.....it's a weak ass, poorly built beast isn't it....
    Reply -3
  • Wonder Boy 3 remake introduces new playable lead: Wonder Girl

  • penhalion 23/03/2017

    You know what. For years I've said (on these forums a lot too) why the heck do AAA and other games not just have a female and male character for the gamer to play. I've always liked this about mass effect. You had male and female Shepard and now brother and sister Ryder. These are fantasy worlds after all and you only really get truly immersed in them if you can play as the character you most identify with. Some girls will identify with wonder boy, some with wonder girl and the same for boys.

    The point is the choice should be down to the player in all but, the most story critical games or those based on non-interactive media such as comics and films. Even then it's not a very far stretch to write for both genders and introduce an equivalent male or female character.

    We should all be aiming for these kinds of stories to elicit nothing more than a simple "Oh I wonder how wonder girl will play" response and not a batted eyelid. The fact that anyone is upset by this change should make those people take a long hard look at themselves and ask why are they even bothered by such a positive change.
    Reply +3
  • How to actually enjoy Mass Effect: Andromeda

  • penhalion 23/03/2017

    The fact that this article exists bothers me a lot. The game is bad so a guide on how to enjoy a game that has turned out to be a tedious filler packed mess is just insane. The reality is that, until it's patched, the animations fixed and the story well quite frankly re-written for the most part. It isn't worth getting.

    If all of the above was done then the game itself would warrant a re-review. At that stage it will either be a worthy successor to the ME franchise or a sigh and a ho-hum.

    Either way both the article and the idiots (yes they are definitely idiots) telling people to ignore the reviews and myriad of bugs and simply waste 60 quid to "Judge for yourself" shouldn't be taken seriously at all. No-one and I mean no-one should be expected to spend 60 quid on an unfinished game to "try it for themselves". If this is genuinely the attitude a lot of the posts below have then put YOUR money where your mouth is and buy it for everyone who has wisely decided to walk away in disgust at how this mess was even released.
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  • BioWare mulls Mass Effect Andromeda animation, character creator improvements

  • penhalion 22/03/2017

    "We're looking at patching lots of issues and want to strongly support the game moving forward," lead designer Ian S. Frazier wrote
    This basically equates to "We're still finishing the game but, want you to pay for it while we do"
    Reply +11
  • How Zelda and Horizon fix open worlds in very different ways

  • penhalion 22/03/2017

    It rarely gives you that dreadful sense that you're putting in another gruelling shift at the achievement factory
    *cough* Destiny *cough* which is now asking veteran players to re-grind for vex, fatebringer and pretty much every weapon that you already had from year one...yea...noooooooooooo

    Now Zelda on the other hand. I just played 30 minutes on a bus to work and almost missed my stop trying to fast ride to a distant ruin.
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  • Standard Tegra X1 'confirmed' as Switch's processor

  • penhalion 20/03/2017

    I wonder if there is a Nintendo bloke on the phone to NVidia right now saying "So hang on where's our custom chip then?" Reply +9
  • Mass Effect: Andromeda review

  • penhalion 20/03/2017

    lol looks like someone from EA is trawling these forums and negging the sensible posts as usual :D Reply 0
  • penhalion 20/03/2017

    go to a waypoint, scan 10 Remnant collapsible shelving units with your ugly wrist-mounted display
    I must confess I am totally shocked by the honesty of this MEA review. I fully expected to be fighting the usual "It's by one of the big 3 so it get's a free pass" nonsense. Played the 10 hour free demo and immediately stated that this game is simply not ready for release.

    Have the reviewing community finally come to realise that, as fellow gamers, they really need to be watching the backs of gamers and not corporations that are just churning junk out for 60 quid a pop at this stage and not even bothering to even finish the crap thy are selling.

    Regardless of the reason for this refreshing review I have to give credit where's it's due so well done EG! It's time the big three were told in no uncertain terms that, if you are going to sell us a turd then at least watch the mythbusters episode on how to polish it!
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  • New For Honor emotes spark fresh debate about the cost of Steel

  • penhalion 18/03/2017

    Do you remember a few years ago when this stuff was just coming in and people like me yelled "Don't buy it and the companies will be forced to stop trying to fleece you in this way!!"

    On these very forums a rally of idiots told us to shut up and then went out and spent millions on the very virtual crap that they are now realising had no actual value in the real world and simply flushes down the drain when the game it's attached to is de-commissioned or a new version comes out.

    No sympathy left for these people anymore. Either vote with your wallets i.e. stop buying this shite or simply shut up!
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  • Performance Analysis: Mass Effect Andromeda

  • penhalion 18/03/2017

    Played the 10 hours and then cancelled my pre-order. This game simply isn't ready to be released. It's got way too many bugs and issues. I'm done giving full price for unfinished stuff! I simply don't need to play this day one so will wait for it to be both patched up to what it's supposed to be and for the price to drop to a more realistic level.

    Just because EA say it's a AAA title doesn't make it so and this simply isn't!
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  • Horizon: Zero Dawn sells 2.6m copies in two weeks

  • penhalion 17/03/2017

    As you can read in his Horizon: Zero Dawn review, he found much to admire, but little to inspire.
    This is a very cliche and overused thing reviewers say. Reality is that games are pretty much like films in this regard. You watch a movie or play a game for the theme, gameplay/story and most importantly for how it makes you feel as a viewer/player. What the heck is supposed to "inspire" the player. Inspire them to what? If it's a game like "That Dragon Cancer" then fair enough, inspire people to take a second look at cancer and how they can help eradicate it. If it's a game about robotic Dinosaurs and a wrecked world then what the heck is that supposed to inspire me to do? Wreck all machines before they take over?

    Next time a reviewer uses the "little to inspire" line they damned well better also follow that up with a detailed explanation of how they would introduce inspiration into the game and genre. Because, seriously, that statement is nonsense without any reference to what constitutes inspiration.

    The review may as well ahve read like this

    "So taking a flight to New York left little to the imagination because I knew where I was going and when I'd get there. Horrific turbulance in the middle of the flight was a welcome change but, otherwise the first class service was admirable but, left little to inspire."

    seriously!

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  • Zero Suit Samus is a great fit for Street Fighter 5

  • penhalion 17/03/2017

    I don't get it. Surely any Samus super would be to call in the suit, ship or both for a mega smasher finish. This is just Cammy in cosplay. Reply -3
  • Mass Effect Andromeda's early access trial is getting a mixed response

  • penhalion 17/03/2017

    Bottom line here is that MEA simply isn't ready for prime time yet. It needs a few more months of polish and bug fixing.

    What will actually happen: Every online games review site will give it the thumbs up. They'll all run expensive adverts promoting the game. Their staff reviewers will visit some nice places to play test the game "In an Unbiased manner".

    Lots of gamers will rush out and buy MEA, play it for a few days, wonder where the hell the game they read about in the review is (sound familiar all you fellow Destiny players out there) and then keep trying to get into the game after each patch is released. Two months from now the game you thought you were buying will have been patched into existence.

    Online sites will t=rave about how the game is Game Of The Year material like it somehow released with the patches and wasn't a complete buggy mess!
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  • penhalion 17/03/2017

    @Duggie_Brown I've had a go at EG for this kind of crap for years i.e glossing over poor game design and huge game breaking bugs because the title is a major release by Bungie or EA or Activision or UbiSoft. Often I'm that one dissenting voice in the minority until the people negging my comments have spent their hard earned on a title that miraculously crashes every 5 minutes yet got a recommended rating.
    Then miraculously they suddenly start +1'ing me and agreeing that EG shouldn't be doing that crap.
    I'm used to the nonsense by now so will sadly continue to warn people to vote with their wallets regardless of the -1's
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  • Asymmetrical roguelike Crawl comes out of Early Access next month

  • penhalion 16/03/2017

    @d-stick Procedural, or random as it was called back when these were text based, is entirely accurate. The dungeons SHOULD be different each time. Of course no developer has to stick with the formula so one rogue-like may have set dungeons until the player regenerates the seed while another has random each time. Reply 0
  • Capcom appears to have deflated a popular Resident Evil 7 fan theory

  • penhalion 16/03/2017

    Of course I would have just gone with Chris having stolen the chopper from Umbrella during a previous mission but, what the hey let's immediately go with defector?!? Reply +3
  • Breath of the Wild shows Nintendo is learning from PC games

  • penhalion 16/03/2017

    Best advice I can give for this game, with no spoilers is to switch on pro hud. Once the clutter is gone you really start to feel like you are exploring a wilderness on your own. You also quickly start to use world points to navigate and get about. Trying to get places with the map icons was really annoying as you have no idea which way is what most of the time but, without the clutter I literally started heading for the volcanoe to find something I had discovered was out there or heading to the zora kingdom by following a certain river etc. etc. Only using the right stick to re-orient on a glowing marker every once in a while. I noticed ambushes and monsters far quicker when my eyes weren't constantly checking the mini map. Reply +1
  • Machinists carve Triforce into a Switch, sell it for nearly double the price

  • penhalion 15/03/2017

    I'm seriously puzzled by the polarising effect that Switch seems to have had. A few of my friends, those who didn't get a switch, seemed hell bent on proving it is a waste of money and time and shouldn't exist because it's not a 4k ready beast that draws 1k watts of power and fries your eyes with it's amazing graphics.

    I went to my coffee shop on the weekend and while waiting for a few mates was playing my Switch again. Oddly all of these friends ended up hogging it for some snipper clips and 1, 2 switch in the middle of a coffee shop again (almost got me banned with their loudness!).

    Yea amazing waste of space right there :rolleyes:
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  • Mass Effect: the story so far

  • penhalion 15/03/2017

    My Mass effect summary.

    My Shepard picked the green ending......yea.
    Reply +3
  • Gambling Commission warns parents about gambling websites

  • penhalion 15/03/2017

    Anyone else worried that we are going to end up with an awful lot of children who grow up thinking acquiring things via rng (and worse yet spending real money for the privileged) is normal. These children (if you've ever watched them on youtube or listened to them in a party chat) don't have any concept of the "When it stops being fun STOP!" rule. Literally throwing fits when they open the packs and get nothing then going right back to buying another pack. This is straight up addition behaviour! Reply +5
  • The reward for collecting all 900 Zelda: Breath of the Wild Korok seeds is a bit poo

  • penhalion 15/03/2017

    Unless this is actually used for something else as is often the case with Nintendo. Just as the seeds give you inventory space I bet giving this to something like the Deku tree may net a reward. Reply +2
  • Ubisoft just banned thousands of For Honor AFK farmers

  • penhalion 14/03/2017

    @superfurry afk farmers can simply start a game and kick everyone else. Reply +2
  • I am Setsuna on Switch is a visual match for PS4

  • penhalion 14/03/2017

    Get over the shock PS4 people! Fun fact a 1080p picture of a still frame from Setsuna on a cornflake packet is gonna be visually identical to the PS4 and Switch still of the same frame at 1080p. Colour differences aside.

    Kinda how physics works shock! horror!
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  • penhalion 13/03/2017

    the PS4 game runs at a significantly higher frame-rate. The action moves at a slick 60fps on Sony's console, in line with performance seen on most 16-bit sprite-based titles of the era.
    Ke? It's not sprite based at all. That would be a mega memory hog to do all of that in sprites. Did you mean to say "in line with performance seen on most 16-bit era 3d titles."
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  • Two years later, Destiny player glitches all the way into Atheon's throne room in the Vault of Glass

  • penhalion 14/03/2017

    @Mola_Ram It's not you mate. I played Destiny in all three years (finally quit a few months ago when I'd just had enough of Bungie's bad money grab attitude and silly gameplay decisions).

    Howvere, even at the height of my Destiny gameing I thought people glitching through to places was a complete waste of time. It's actually easier to just go the legit route in 99% of the cases. Kind of like selling a kidney to get half a kidney in return?!?
    Reply -2
  • Has Nintendo Switch already been hacked?

  • penhalion 13/03/2017

    @INSOMANiAC Oh give it a rest man! Most of them are cracked within days not weeks so you've just lied to try to discredit Nintendo while ignoring Apple and Android conveniently. PSP failed because Sony didn't support it and that is a well known fact. Piracy had zero to do with it. Piracy didn't kill the DS! The DS was replaced with the 3DS! and is still going strong, what with being the best selling handheld ever.

    How the frak has the release of the switch brought so many complete lairs out of the woodwork. Is it really that trendy to rag on Nintendo?
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  • Nintendo investigating Switch Joy-Con issues

  • penhalion 13/03/2017

    @VanillaLake Yep my point to those below trying to say that the switch build quality is bad is that Jerry had to DELIBERATELY break the damned thing. He pretty much proved that the thing isn't breaking much by accident unless you're really unlucky.

    I was suprised by the screen being so easy to scratch though.
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  • penhalion 13/03/2017

    Interesting that a lot of you are simply repeating a lot of hearsay but, there is now a nice durability video by Jerry Rig Everything. Anyone who know's his youtube will know he likes to test stuff to destruction to stop us mere mortals from doing the same by accident.

    I suggest you take a quick look and see. While he seems to agree that it's best to have a screen protector for the screen. He pretty much debunks every other claim of poor build quality that's going around.

    here's a link to good ol' Jerry's testing

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XJP6gERPmMk

    I'm pretty happy with my Switch and yea I immediately put a screen protector on it due to the scratching reported. Not too worried about it's durability anymore though.
    Reply +1
  • penhalion 13/03/2017

    Elsewhere, Fils-Aime said Nintendo had noted reports of Switch users' docks scratching their console screens - but that this had not happened at all at Nintendo's own events. Again, the company was asking people to get in contact via its support website.
    Yea I'm a little puzzled by these claims too. The dock is plastic while the screen is glass. My dock has left smudges on the screen from time to time but, it's not been able to scratch it in any way. What with the plastic being weaker by a fair margin than the glass of the screen.

    The only logical conclusion would be that dirt or grit is getting into the dock and that is causing the scratching when the device is inserted and removed. Looking at the design I can see that, given enough time and dist and dirt. At some point it is inevitable that something will get into the dock that will scratch parts of the case and quite possibly the screen. Pretty sure it's not the actual dock itself that's at fault though.
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  • The Persistence looks like Dead Space in VR

  • penhalion 13/03/2017

    hmmm...nooooo

    It looked good until the weapons and block mechanic. I would like to see a deadspace one remake in VR but, I'm not sure how movement would be handled and an on rails game will not do.
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  • Why Nintendo Switch games are ending up more expensive

  • penhalion 13/03/2017

    "We cannot enter in any specifics, but we can assure you Rime's price is based on the costs of development and costs of manufacturing for each specific platform."
    *cough* bollocks *cough* dev kits are 500 quid for christ sake!
    Reply -2
  • Zelda: Breath of the Wild horses - how to tame a horse, use stables and get Epona

  • penhalion 12/03/2017

    Once you're at a Stable and ready to claim, stay on the horse and target the stable master at his window. (Remember you can tap ZL again to change targets.)
    Ignore this advice it's not necessary or needed. You can claim your horse as long as it is within calling distance to you. Simply dismount the horse (they will not run away once ridden even if they hate you) and talk to the stable owner in the window. You will then be offered the option to register the last horse you rode.

    One important note with Epona is you can only import it once with the Smash Link amiibo. The first time you use the amiibo it'll appear, but if you lose it, or it dies before it's registered, there's no way to get another. So, make sure you use the amiibo near a stable and you immediately register it so it's yours.
    This is also completely incorrect advice! Epona can be respawned using The great Horse God Fairy Fountain if she dies.
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  • Fast RMX showcases Switch's technological leap over Wii U

  • penhalion 12/03/2017

    I've been raving about this game since I saw it at the pre-launch shows a while back. I have no idea why Nintendo have not advertised this game or made a big deal about it at all. All of my friends with Switches have it but, this is purely down to their trusting my judgement on what is and isn't a good game.

    So far there have been no reviews in any magazine or online mag like EG for this game. It's insane!
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  • penhalion 12/03/2017

    @ontoff How do you have an issue with Nintendo saying that a console that they made has sold better than any other console they've made?

    It's not others parroting Nintendo that look like they are spreading propaganda but, rather you who are making yourself look like a person who simply does not want Nintendo to succeed in case it somehow invalidates your choice not to buy one.
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  • Nintendo says Switch dead pixels "normal", not a defect

  • penhalion 10/03/2017

    @Murton It's not 12 months though it's 6. The old law was 12. The old law only applies if the goods were manufactured before october 2015 which the switch clearly wasn't.

    In short no-one HAS to accept the dead pixels at all in Britain as they can easily be seen as:-

    1. A defect.
    2. At the consumers discression (not the retailers) the device not being seen as fit for purpose because of the dead pixels can be easily argued i.e. if they distract from your use of the device as intended in any way shape or form.

    I don't think any retailer is going to be able to argue that your ability to enjoy an entertainment device has been hampered if you are distracted from enjoying said device by dead pixels. In such a case the device is clearly not fit for the purpose in which it is to be used.
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  • penhalion 09/03/2017

    @Murton You're right many people don't know their consumer right. Including you apparently. The law changed in october 2015 and you have 30 days to reject an item not 14, 10 or whatever people are saying.

    Within the first 6 months you can return an item if it is faulty and the fault is assumed to have been there from purchase so the retailer is the one obliged to prove otherwise.

    After 6 months and upto a maximum of six, yes you read that right six! years you can make a small claims for an item but, the burden is on you to prove that it was faulty at point of sale and that will usually require an expert opinion.
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  • penhalion 09/03/2017

    @Cpc464freak In nearly every instance in that video. The error is occuring because the cartridge isn't correctly seated in the slot. I know this because I had the exact same set of issues and solved it by a simple eject, clean of the connectors and then re-inserting the card. Not sure about the grips getting stuck though as I had no issues with them but, can see how warping the metal connectors will cause this quite easily. Reply 0
  • Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon: Wildlands review

  • penhalion 10/03/2017

    @SpaceInvader2
    What a dreadful review. Another example of a site reviewing the political content of a game, rather than just focusing on the gaming elements. As video game players, we've been solving the world's/galaxy's problems with guns for years, so why does Ghost Recon Wildlands get such a rough ride?
    Because it is a real place with real people and the world now has a moron like Donald Trump in a position of real power! Imagine if this view of Bolivia takes hold and he get's wind of it. Insane I know but, it's not like we haven't had real news stations using video game scenes thinking they were somehow real episodes of human outrage.

    Sad it may be but, video game journalists now need to understand that they have an actual responsibility to point out inaccurate and skewed game content in the context of reality so that the 12 year olds, and more importantly their parents letting them play these games, don't start to think these places are really like this.
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  • Zelda: Breath of the Wild players have worked out how to beat enemies with a chicken

  • penhalion 10/03/2017

    Gannon chicken speed run! Reply 0
  • Breath of the Wild is a Zelda game for the Minecraft generation

  • penhalion 10/03/2017

    @A-Ko Minecraft's genius was more in reminding us what we somehow lost in this age of over protection (that it turns out is literally killing us!) and dumbing down. In the C64 and Spectrum era we had games like Impossible Mission, staff of Karnath etc. etc. where you had to work out what to do and then do it. No hand holding just a vague poem for an instruction manual and a kick up the rear.

    These games were fun (dispite the graphics of the day) simply because your mind was doing all the heavy lifting. Zelda harkens back to those days and most of us playing it are just feeling refreshed. Cook up your first stamina potion and then use it to climb a mountain that was previously though to be just too high. Guaranteed that you will be raving about your amazing potion skills to your friends like you're the only person in the world to have discovered this amazing thing!

    Todays so called AAA games hold your hand and dumb things down so much that you play, finish and then forget them all in the same breath!
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  • penhalion 10/03/2017

    Loving it so far. Even the having to learn part. I'm repeating the combat tutorial shrine now because I found the Medium and Major combat shrines last night and....yea.....WTF!! Neither my weapons, equipment or skills are yet a match for a medium opponent! I also learned too late that you can't use a shield with a spear out so parry didn't work....

    Oh and I need to find a bloke called robbie apparently....

    Loving this game!!

    Edit: The only thing that would make this better would be if I could craft items myself from the gear i collected. Not food I mean ammo for the bows and I would love to be able to disable the bloomin' motion controls as they screw up aiming!
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  • Destiny's final event sees Vault of Glass return

  • penhalion 10/03/2017

    @SavageEvil Warframe....nuff said Reply +1
  • Watch: Johnny cooks meat and mushroom skewers from Breath of the Wild

  • penhalion 09/03/2017

    Now come on! I happen to know the recipe is :-

    2 mushroom
    1 stick
    2 meat

    Throw in hot stone pot and watch jiggle about for 5 seconds.
    Catch food as it pops out of stone pot.

    Not sure what he made but, I saw no jiggling! ;)
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  • There's good news and bad news on The Division year two

  • penhalion 09/03/2017

    loved the division but, what the heck happened?

    It has a lot going for it, namely much better systems and balance than Destiny ever had. Devs that introduce genuinely good features like the gear sets and the new play modes that actually add new ways to play and not just re-hashed content. The raids (when played properly) are genuinely end game content and fun/hairy to play.

    I can understand (if Ubi looked for even one minute at the real level of return to Destiny) why Ubi chose not to make a Division 2 just yet. They need to really understand how to engage their players from the get go. If Division had released today with what it has now it would have genuinely blown everyone out of the water. So perhaps the lesson that Ubi and to a greater extent Bungie can learn here is to not short change the players in the hopes of fleecing them later. It was a megatonne wake-up call for Bungie and Activision when their cynical route of selling to players the very content that was supposed to be with them on day one finally caused people to simply walk away. In Ubi's case they didn't even get afforded the luxury of the press falsely standing behind them praising everything they did even knowing it was BS. As such the Division was left to silently become the game it was supposed to be but, by then no-one was watching.
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  • Valve sticking with software as it works with more VR headset makers

  • penhalion 09/03/2017

    @Tslog I think it's more along the lines that Gabe has finally realised that even his mountain of money is no match for the cost of launching new hardware into the market.

    First steam boxes i.e. a steam branded PC to replace your...er...perfectly good PC. Then VR headsets to compete with the headsets from their partners...because you know...pissing off your partners is a cool business mo...oh wait!
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  • Zelda: Breath of the Wild speedrunner finds surprising new way to travel

  • penhalion 09/03/2017

    LOL looks like there's a speed runner hiding in the forum. I got negged for pointing out that you an summon Epona and run to the last boss in like 10 minutes once you've got off the plateau.

    So it's ok to find glitches and waste mallets riging boulders to the castle in 50 minutes but, not ok to tap an amiibo to the pad and ride the fastest horse in the game to the final battle in a few minutes....hmmmm I must just not understand this speed run malarkey

    :lol:
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  • penhalion 09/03/2017

    lol did this just for a laugh. Given it breaks mallets it's not really a viable travel option. Still if it gives speed runners some hope then what's the harm.

    Edit: Getting straight to the final boss simply involves avoiding fights along the way not engaging enemies! It's not as hard as it sounds but, I must confess that it's simply not a fun way to play the game.

    As for the speed run with the boulder. Does this guy realise that you can simply summon epona and ride straight there in like 10 minutes?
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  • Mass Effect Andromeda has a trophy/achievement for romancing three people

  • penhalion 09/03/2017

    from what I hear it's two flings and a commit to unlock the achievement in one run through. you cla fling one, serious two and then drop one for the other of the serious commits. It's actually almost 100% the same as the original series where you would end up with psychic chic (tattoo girl who's name I forget), or Tali or blue chic but, needed to dump or disappoint one or two of them for the final choice. Reply 0
  • Switch has redesigned portable gaming forever

  • penhalion 08/03/2017

    @Big-Boss I agree with you in a way (I have a vita still). The difference is the screen size in my opinion. It's the first portable gaming device that doesn't require me or anyone else near me, sneaking a quick look, to squint and try to process what the heck they are looking at. The screen is amazing and clear and it's large enough that you are holding it at near arms length while playing. It just feels right when you use it. When I tried to go back to my 3DS XL I was actually puzzled by how small the screens were. Reply +2