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  • Super Smash Bros. 3DS bug causes characters to inflate

  • penhalion 30/09/2014

    @Esppiral Still miles better than anything from EA, Acti or Ubi! Reply +2
  • The Vanishing of Ethan Carter review

  • penhalion 30/09/2014

    Suprised by the score. Maybe I'm just too cynical but, nothing in it suprised me at all....

    Yea neg away. You all know I never post for the ratings just to give my honest opinion.
    Reply 0
  • Dark Souls 2 - Crown of the Ivory King walkthrough and game guide

  • penhalion 30/09/2014

    What exactly do you get for completing all three DLC?
    I really can't see what the point of these add-ons is. There seems no reward to otivate you to get the three extra crowns.
    Reply +1
  • Lichdom: Battlemage review

  • penhalion 30/09/2014

    Although I appreciated the effort that has gone into realising the idea, there came a point where I grew exhausted from chasing after the bloody thing.
    This statement should have been applied to another game we all know...
    Reply 0
  • The inevitable Destiny loot cave simulator

  • penhalion 30/09/2014

    @7M7
    Keep on grinding Christian; I hear this game really comes into its own once you pass level 20. ;-)
    Ah yes the lame excuse EG used not to review the hollow shell that is Destiny
    Reply -19
  • Destiny bug reveals expansion DLC

  • penhalion 30/09/2014

    @Murton If you have a physical copy try to trade it in. I say try because a lot of stores now are not taking anymore.

    I'm not sure what Activision will do with Destiny after the end of this week, when Mordor comes out and then games like Halo collection (far superior for those who love multiplayer deathmatches and capture the flag). Sunset Overdrive etc. etc.

    I seriously doubt even anyone who has been playing Destiny (myself included, with that stupid digital copy I got given) will still be returning to it on a regular basis. It's literally just time filler for me until friday. Definitely got to the stage where it's more work than fun to play it. The lack of matchmaking in the daily and weekly strikes is a deal killer for me. It's simply too difficult to get anyone to join a fireteam to do them.
    Reply 0
  • penhalion 29/09/2014

    @PKMaxx
    It doesn't say that it's all on the disc?? I think you have assumed that.
    Um I think you have me confused with someone else (did you read my comment). I never mentioned anything being on disc or the word disc for that matter. I pointed out that all the new content is on the existing planets so no new planets. You seem to be taking select elements from things and then commenting it's weird.

    edit: :-P Sorry I offended you but, seriously read the articles. It makes for less strange comments.
    Reply +1
  • penhalion 29/09/2014

    @PKMaxx Um didn't read the story did you. No new planets. In fact nothing new at all really. I suspect a new planet will miraculously arrive with Destiny 2 if Acti and Bungie haven't completely irreversibly pissed everyone off with the way they have handled this game by then. Reply +6
  • Sunset Overdrive: the Ted Price interview

  • penhalion 29/09/2014

    @Pasco
    The only reason developers go for 30 is because they want to. Everything else is misleading.
    Sorry that's bollocks! The more visual effects you put in the greater the GPU time you need to spend rendering them and the more CPU time you have to spend compiling them into a scene. At some stage you simply can't have 60fps and all the crap happening on screen at once. At that stage it's a choice to go locked 30fps, tear the screen up or remove some effects and visuals.
    Reply +1
  • Destiny 1.0.2 patch changes how Engrams work

  • penhalion 29/09/2014

    "But let's be honest - even if you don't, we all know they were blues already," the developer said.
    This was one of the most frustrating and screwed up aspects of Destiny. You get nothing related to your actual character level. Take a game like Diablo for instance. You always get an item for your current level or better. They never ever give you crap that is lower from a loot drop. Shop keepers may be selling crap but, if you grind out an item it's always going to be at your level or better. This is why people still play Diablo and enjoy it.
    Then take Destiny. It takes an age to get a legendary engram, then poof it decodes to blue. Um why the fuck have them then? I don't get how the designers at Bungie ever thought that doing that to players was a good idea. It seems to have been done more for the designers sick amusement than any gameplay mechanic. It's also lead to a lot of people dropping the game in frustration. My character is now bordering level 28 and I for one have never ever seen an exotic engram drop. Though given that anyone who has has stated they usually ended up with some ascendant shard or an item not even for their character. I have to go with "Designers fucked up sense of humour" as nothing else fits. It's like they took lessons in customer hate from that tit who wrote Fez!
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  • The Order 1886: Rummaging around in the toy box

  • penhalion 29/09/2014

    This was one of those games that no-one seemed to know what to do with. One kid looked at me and asked "So is this supposed to be about vampires fighting werewolves".

    I just replied yes as I had no more clue than him.
    Reply +9
  • Catch up on all of Friday's EGX developer sessions

  • penhalion 29/09/2014

    The witcher session was the best for me. Reply 0
  • Does the Vex Mythoclast gun break Destiny PvP?

  • penhalion 29/09/2014

    Let's be brutally honest here and stop making excuses for Bungie! They have a hell of a lot of work to do on this game. For instance Xur isn't even localised to each region so his arrival and departure times are geared entirely towards an American audience. The biggie. No match making in the daily strikes. In fact all modes should have had matchmaking as standard with the option to go in solo. On the weekend while waiting for my friend to show up I had no less than 20 people asking to party up to try to get strange coins because the daily strike drops you in solo for some stupid reason. Reply +4
  • Someone's found a new loot farming cave in Destiny

  • penhalion 26/09/2014

    @enfilade Sadly true. I have been dragged through Destiny by a friend (I'm pretty much acting as his muscle on missions). My character is now level 26 and I still have yet to get a legendary main gun! I only managed to get legendary armour by doing the now nerfed Queens bounty missions, which now have zero incentive to do them because the legendary end gear (if recycled) gives you shit and you can end up with 3 - 6 duplicates a day.
    Once that was nerfed (they no longer give you shards) there was literally zero reason to do those missions if you had legendary helm and coat already.
    Reply +9
  • Elite: Dangerous: the David Braben interview

  • penhalion 26/09/2014

    @krOnicLTD It's not going to steam because it's online always (a frikkin stupid trend if you ask me). This means that potentially steam would nuke the servers. Look at what happens when a COD or Battlefield come out so imagine Braben's guys trying to handle 10 million users of elite. It could still potentially go pear shaped for him if enough people actually buy the game but, guaranteeing a screwed up launch by doing steam would be idiotic. Reply +1
  • Bungie nerfs Destiny's magical loot farming Treasure Cave

  • penhalion 26/09/2014

    @jetsetwillie Good for you. I mean that. I may not understand your loyalty to them but, I'm not going to neg you or anything stupid like that for it. Reply +2
  • penhalion 26/09/2014

    @ucankurbaga
    So I tried to trade in to CEX and they didn't even take it. They said too many people are selling them and they can't buy anymore. Getout while you can lads.
    Lol I warned about this and got negged by the bungie faithful.
    Bungie have missed the plot on this one. I was unfortunate enough to get given an electronic one after trading my hard copy back to Game a week afetr buying it (my friend must hate me or want me to suffer with him). At the time I said that both Game and CEX will have to stop buying then as people trade in on mass when they realise the turkey they have bought. Now my local Game doesn't take them either as they have too many returns.
    Reply -1
  • penhalion 26/09/2014

    Bungie admitted exotic weapons - what are supposed to be the game's most powerful - are not working as well as hoped. So they will be buffed.
    Like they tend to be worse than standard legendaries! I'm sorry to all the Bungie worshipers out there but, this game is like an extended beta test that cost 60 dollars. Stuff like breaking the queens gear so that it's no longer worth doing the missions once you have the helmet and the coat. As far as I am aware you never get boots or gloves. The only reason to keep trying was because you could at least get shards from the loot if you got a duplicate. Now, you just need to do the bounties and ignore the missions as they offer nothing beyond a hard slog for a worthless duplicate of an item you likely already have just by doing two of the missions.
    It's like anything that makes the game fun is quickly and efficiently removed by Bungies fun police!
    Reply +4
  • The Witcher 3's Geralt: "The truth is, he was a relatively handsome man"

  • penhalion 26/09/2014

    Read the books EG. Geralt was different only in his skin tone, white hair and eyes. The witch he is looking for was the equivalent of a red haired version of that dragon lady out of Game of Thrones so yea they should be good looking people in the Witcher not deformed and zombified half aliens. Reply +12
  • Destiny has its first level 30 character

  • penhalion 24/09/2014

    I....you know what frak it. I find myself visiting EG less and less, the more apparent it's become that they've sold out to Activision. Reply 0
  • Paradox's single-player RTS Ancient Space out today

  • penhalion 24/09/2014

    Looks interesting. If it's in the homeworld genre I'll certainly be looking closely at it. Reply +1
  • Video: Playing a new boss battle in Lords of the Fallen

  • penhalion 23/09/2014

    @muzzakus Nope but, that's likely because I'm not some fanboy who pretends to notice crap. I notice screen tearing if it's present but, the frame rate being 60 vs 30 means nothing to me unless it's an fps and requires twitch reactions.

    These little "it's 900p not 1080p" articles are targeted at people like you who actually give a damn about that and not the gameplay or fun of a title.
    Reply -5
  • penhalion 23/09/2014

    UPDATE 23/09/2014 1.03am: Lords of the Fallen will be 1080p on PS4 and 900p on Xbox One, executive producer Tomasz Gop has confirmed to VideoGamer.
    Otherwise known as we will get a rise out of the fanboys!

    Seriously though. People are starting to realise that the difference in visual fidelity between the two resolutions is minimal and as some games have shown. It's a much smoother ride at 900p than 1080p, even on the PS4 side, where 1080p is being pushed no matter the cost.

    I own both consoles and now just buy my games based on which controller i prefer to play which type of games. My list currently sits at:-

    Sunset Overdrive - XBone
    BloodBorne - PS4
    Lords Of the Fallen - XBone

    Reason being I like having the control to watch TV or Netflix then just jump straight to a game. My screen is big enough that I can't tell at all what resolution the damned game is beyond 900p and haven't noticed any issues when playing any of the so called controversial resolution gate games on either console. Case in point. I picked up Tomb Raider definitive on PS4 then played my friends XBone copy and couldn't tell the difference at all.
    Reply -8
  • iPhone 6 sold 10 million units in three days

  • penhalion 23/09/2014

    What the hell has this got to do with anything? Most of those sales are actually upgrades. Reply 0
  • Destiny patch makes a few missions easier

  • penhalion 23/09/2014

    @adwodon
    Matchmaking would be a terrible idea for the Raid, it's not easy and requires cooperation, one random idiot would ruin your team making raids way less fun.
    Bollocks. I've played in strikes and missions where these so called random people have covered each other far better than a bunch of squabbling friends ever could. It's how we managed to do the don't die on a strike mission while running a level 24 strike!
    Reply +13
  • penhalion 23/09/2014

    The patch notes on Bungie.net tone down the difficulty of the Shrine of Oryx, Sword of Crota and Exclusion Zone missions by removing majors from Heroic tiers.
    Um what? So how do you kill 10 majors or ultras then if they no longer spawn?
    Reply +2
  • Transparent Red and Blue Nintendo 2DS designs revealed

  • penhalion 23/09/2014

    It's the "No there really isn't just a hamster with a pencil inside our 2DS" version. Reply +11
  • How to find Destiny Skywatch loot farming location

  • penhalion 22/09/2014

    The trouble is that it can take ages to get hold of the more valuable blue variety
    Haven't been playing the end game long have you. The issue isn't blue it's purple! Without Purple you aren't getting anywhere near enough light to do even the basic level 28 strike mission!
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  • Enjoying Destiny's quieter moments

  • penhalion 20/09/2014

    Does EG just have some ridiculous deal with Activision to promote destiny. No other site has bothered after realising the game is simply an empty shell that cost 60 bucks.

    Conclusions by almost everyone else actually playing the game so far:-

    1. No frikking story.
    2. Crucible is broken. It is geared entirely to titans. The vehicle combat is owned by whoever gets the tank first!
    3. End game is a never ending cycle of doing the same 5 strikes. ( I quit after getting the same strike 4 times in a row) and now people regularly jump out of a strikes at the start if it's not the one they wanted to play. Leaving two people or in extreme cases one person to fight through alone!
    4. The epic loot is not epic in any way shape or form. Only the strange trader who appears on weekends gives you unique gear. If you can get enough of the rare as hens teeth strange coins.
    5. After level 20 it takes way too many repetitive missions to get enough vanguard points and reputation to even be ALLOWED to buy any gear! Forcing you to farm for rare drops by camping at spawn points.

    It's like the EG team are under strict orders to hype up the game no matter what crap it throws at the players.

    Now we have an article telling you to ignore the lack of content and be happy to just sit and watch paint dry (pretty animated backdrops in this case.
    Reply +7
  • Nintendo brings huge line-up to EGX London

  • penhalion 19/09/2014

    offering a limited edition Princess Zelda Statue to pre-order (apparently there are only 100 in the UK)
    How does this work if you are going on any other day except Thursday?
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  • Earth Defense Force 4.1: The Shadow of New Despair brings the series to PS4

  • penhalion 19/09/2014

    O_o judging by the comments I was watching a different video...
    That just looked slow as hell to me or was I missing something?
    Reply -1
  • Gearbox debuts Battleborn gameplay

  • penhalion 19/09/2014

    Soooo just to be clear. Everyone ran to this last sun THEN bothered to find out what was happening and kill it. So they could have just killed it before the entire universe went dark......um wat?!? Reply +3
  • New lighting tech debunks moon landing conspiracy theories

  • penhalion 19/09/2014

    The demo demonstrates that reflected lighting from the space suit of the photographer - Neil Armstrong - was acting as a light source, casting light onto his colleague.
    Yea sounds plausible but, it's still odd that none of that light seemed to reach the bloody big spaceship behind him!....just sayin'


    Edit: The real question of course has always been why did we never return to the moon. It's almost as if what we found there scared the pants off us and we ran back home, tail between legs. Even when we send out probes we seem to send them everywhere except back to the nearest bloody rock to us.
    Reply -11
  • Legend of Grimrock 2 gets an October release date

  • penhalion 19/09/2014

    I still play dungeon master from time to time when I dig out my Amiga 500. I liked Grimrock one and almost finished it...yea I wimped out near the cube of doom. Those stupid wizards kept killing my party!

    Will definitely try 2 as well.
    Reply +1
  • The New 3DS XL unlocks the potential of Nintendo's handheld

  • penhalion 19/09/2014

    @iceytoa1 Agreed but, you have to remember that Nintendo currently sit in 3rd place and so need to be cautious in case their vision i.e. new 3ds line turns into a dud. I dare say that if the western press rave about the new machines we'll see them sooner rather than later over here. Reply -3
  • penhalion 19/09/2014

    This is a benefit of the device's new eye-tracking capability that tailors the 3DS' parallax technology specifically to where you're looking from
    Er that can't be right if you were also able to view the 3D effect from a different angle than your friend who was playing the device and presumably having his/her eyes tracked. Are you sure it uses eye tracking?
    Reply +5
  • Bungie announces next two Destiny public events

  • penhalion 19/09/2014

    @Arsecake_Baker PvP was broken from the alpha, beta and now in the full game. I kept mentioning it but, Bungie seem oblivious to the issue. Reply -2
  • A Destiny story summary for people who dozed off

  • penhalion 18/09/2014

    That so called wild theory was what I said after a few hours with the game. Everything simply points to the Guardians and the traveller being the darkness. Nothing you face is actually evil and killing anything significant causes it to burst into a ball of light.

    I'm not even vaguely surprised people are starting to notice the contradictions even with the story deliberately kept so vague by bungie. Even the stranger from the future tells you that you need to pick a side even if it's not the right one. I suspect there will be some great revelation, followed by you switching sides somewhere down the long 10 year hike that will be destiny. Culminating in some charge into the heart of the traveller to kill whatever wizened crap of an enemy resides within.
    Reply +2
  • Destiny becomes world's best-selling new IP

  • penhalion 18/09/2014

    @cyacomini Not sure who's negging you mate. I guess the truth is hurting somebody's feelings Reply 0
  • Sony quadruples forecast loss for financial year

  • penhalion 17/09/2014

    Their business model was always flawed. Their goods are considered quality but, over priced. It seems that, rather than address this they are instead going to concentrate on the high quality, overpriced goods instead of producing quality mid-ranged goods that the new era consumers can actually afford. It's not like there was a global recession or anything after all...oh wait Reply 0
  • Hyrule Warriors review

  • penhalion 17/09/2014

    There are no generals on each side of the Zelda war to lead grunt armies into battle
    Well technically there is always one i.e Ganon. He always leads a dark army and it's always against the one champion of light. The link.
    Reply +3
  • penhalion 17/09/2014

    So as good as....awe hell I can't even bring myself to finish that line. I'll be grabbing this it seems. Reply +5
  • See Halo: The Master Chief Collection's Gungoose in action

  • penhalion 17/09/2014

    I'll get this juts to replay the amazing Halo 1. "Silent Cartographer" and "The horse you rode in on" being my two most favorite levels. Smacking sleeping guards upside the head never get's old. Reply +2
  • Microsoft unveils wired Xbox One controller for Windows PC

  • penhalion 17/09/2014

    @midnight_walker Yes it is exactly the same as the normal XBox one controller with a slight logo change. Reply 0
  • The race to defeat Destiny's toughest challenge begins

  • penhalion 17/09/2014

    They died a combined total of 1606 times
    Just confirms how out of touch with their main audience this game is really doesn't it. If it wasn't a rush to be first I doubt anyone else would have bothered to finish this or return for seconds.
    Reply -4
  • penhalion 16/09/2014

    @bosseye Don't feel bad. The way the levelling and equipment spawning is done the game is quite frankly broke. I did a level 22 strike with me being level 20 and my team mates being level 21. I had such weak kit compared to them that they just ran in and pretty much acted as my bodyguards. When I later checked out their gear. They were maybe 10 to 20 above what I had in stats. Yet that slight difference was the tipper between killing something and not. Reply +2
  • Destiny review

  • penhalion 17/09/2014

    a poise and depth that will keep people playing it for years.
    Funny that because I just traded my copy in...
    Reply +6
  • Saints Row creative director Steve Jaros joins Valve

  • penhalion 16/09/2014

    Given Valve don't seem to make games anymore. This seems like a strange move. Reply -1
  • Solid gold PS4s and Xbox Ones to go for over 8.3K

  • penhalion 16/09/2014

    Doesn't make much sense as they can only ever be gold plated and not solid gold as the article suggests. Otherwise....you know...they'd be paperweights. Accounting for ventilation (especially on PS4) any additional insulation caused by the gold would cause both consoles to overheat regularly ergo they can only be gold plated and not very thickly at that! Reply +3
  • Left 4 Dead 2 is no longer censored in Australia on Steam

  • penhalion 16/09/2014

    I read this...re-read it....read it again and still thought they were talking about Dead Island....Valve really need to be a bit more active with their game making. I'm starting to dis-associate them from actual game creation and lump then entirely into the Steam service category! Reply +1