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  • Platinum explains Metal Gear Rising 2 teaser image

  • penhalion 25/02/2015

    *cough* bollocks *cough* Reply 0
  • Gameplay of cancelled Legacy of Kain: Dead Sun leaks

  • penhalion 24/02/2015

    WTF did this have to do with legacy of Kain?

    I played the soul reaver games and they were great. I can't see a single resemblance in this trash.
    Reply +1
  • Don't buy Darkest Dungeon from the Windows Game Store, dev warns

  • penhalion 24/02/2015

    @Cyberlith It was taken down some time ago I believe. The "Working on" part is likely Microsoft unleashing the l;egal team to not only take down the scammer but, get back any monies made from the scam. Reply 0
  • Troll deletes 11-year-old's Destiny characters

  • penhalion 23/02/2015

    @MrTomFTW
    Come on Bungie, send the kid some merch. Nothing excessive, but something nice.
    What would you suggest "The fate of all Fools " perhaps?

    Seriously. The kid is getting all the help he needs to get back to his levels. He's learned a hard lesson and it's only people wanting to make themselves feel better that are trying to get the kid some undeserved loot. Maybe because they too have been trolls at some point or other and now feel guilty when they see that trolling has consequences.
    Reply +4
  • PS4 exclusive The Order: 1886 number one in UK chart

  • penhalion 23/02/2015

    This says more for the complete drout of releases than the quality of the game. On the down side this blind consumerism may make them think a sequel is a good idea! Reply -5
  • Digital Foundry: Hands-on with Dark Souls 2 on PS4

  • penhalion 23/02/2015

    Um yea....I took one look at that river section and thought (like many I think) that is going to be a nightmare just from the first area! Imagine those evil creatures on the bridge to that death horse boss! One more of those and I'd be calling it a night! Reply 0
  • Our best look yet at Dragon's Dogma Online

  • penhalion 20/02/2015

    This looks fun but, where is DD2? Reply +1
  • Diablo 3 patch 2.2 has new Legendary sets and item powers

  • penhalion 20/02/2015

    The three sets: presumably Unhallowed, Wrath, Delsere's.
    I have a female character and these actually look like "Unhallowed, Wrath and street walker!" I mean seriously. Which part of that last armour set is actually armour FFS!
    Reply +3
  • Destiny patch forces matchmaking on Weekly Heroic Strikes

  • penhalion 20/02/2015

    "The overwhelming community response was such that many players didn't have the numbers on their friends list to experience the activity on a weekly basis."
    Bollocks! Most of us have well over 100 strange coins because Xur brings shiteach and every week. It's not that we can't do these strikes each week. It's that we don't frikking want to!
    Reply -4
  • New Nintendo 3DS sold 335k during EU/US launch week

  • penhalion 19/02/2015

    @visionary Plummed for a 3ds xl in the end. Somewhat shoved off the cliff of choice by the fact that no-one has any left and Amamzon had 14 this morning and then just 4 this afternoon! My finger then just clicked buy now and bypassed my brain. Reply 0
  • penhalion 17/02/2015

    @BobbyDeNiro It did that's why the sales of the 3ds are so much higher in europe. We got both models here and the smaller more fun (and cheaper) one sold the most.

    I'm torn between getting the new 3ds xl and the normal new 3ds. I like the covers and coloured panels of the normal but, loved the screen and size of the xl. Either way I'm deciding by saturday!
    Reply +1
  • OlliOlli dev announces Not a Hero release date

  • penhalion 19/02/2015

    "a 2D Vanquish with hipster bounce".
    WTF is hipster bounce? Give a Hipster a thorough beating or a hipster c$%t kicking. Now those I understand but, hipster bounce?!?
    Reply 0
  • Elite: Deadly trademark sets tongues wagging

  • penhalion 19/02/2015

    Expansion is my guess. The ranks went something like:-
    Harmless
    Mostly Harmless
    Poor
    Below Average
    Average
    Above Average
    Competent
    Dangerous
    Deadly
    Elite
    Arch Angel

    So I guess the final expansion should be Arch Angel
    Reply +2
  • Capcom insists PS4 action RPG Deep Down is still alive

  • penhalion 19/02/2015

    "We're thinking about showing something that looks completely different from what previously shown, although it might be a while from now."
    Translation "We are going to do the ol' switcheroo and present a totally different project (possibly Dragon's Dogma 2) as Deep Down"
    Reply +5
  • Assassin's Creed Unity patch removes need to play companion app

  • penhalion 19/02/2015

    So finally worth buying then..... Reply 0
  • Super Stardust Ultra review

  • penhalion 18/02/2015

    At last some integrity in the reviews. I played this and anyone yelling how amazing it is simply hasn't played the original. This is a reskin with a few extra modes and that is a sad fact! Reply 0
  • Pick-ups and play: How Monster Hunter gets loot right

  • penhalion 18/02/2015

    @Hakster
    nstead you're constantly battling an RNG which will give you a one-time upgrade that you're not particularly invested in anyway.
    Exactly this!
    Reply +2
  • penhalion 18/02/2015

    If your new bowgun needs spider mandibles to make, you head to the nearest mega-spider nest and smash its skittering resident in the face with a hammer until one of those mandibles can be more easily sawn off. It's that reactive loot, rewarding your thinking with the correct drops, that makes the feeling of achievement so much more tangible.
    This kind of loot getting was exactly what I argued that Destiny needs. A way to guarantee that doing X get's you item Y and then you can use item Y to get exotic or legendary armour/weapon Z. There are hints of this in the "husk of the pit" weapon drop but, that is sadly still locked behind the stupidly impersonal and ultimately game breaking RNG nonsense. The crux needed to finish the piece should have been a guarantee for downing Crota on hard. Not a rare random after you spent an age levelling up the husk and it's legendary counterpart. Only to maybe never see the exotic due to no fault of your own.

    I truly hope that Bungie see this and make the necessary changes to their loot system. Putting the power to get (or not) any of the weapons, armour etc. etc. in the hands of the players. Knowing that if you go out and kill enough hive, then a thrall may drop a specific thrall piece that can be used to make the shoulders of a set of arms or that an acolyte may drop a bone headpiece for a helm etc. etc. would make the missions have meaning no matter how many times you did them. Instead, because of the RNG, you eventually just accept that there's no point in trying because anything you get is pure pot luck.
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  • Shadowrun: Hong Kong's Kickstarter concludes at $1.2m

  • penhalion 18/02/2015

    @IronSoldier Yes. Reply +1
  • Microsoft severs ties with Phantom Dust developer Darkside Game Studio

  • penhalion 18/02/2015

    @grassyknol Pretty much the impression people had. Neither Microsoft nor Sony (you know the people who just got rid of their entire MMO arm) are willing to throw money away anymore. If the project is 2 years late and not expected to sell then it's cancelled. How you seem to be thinking either Microsoft or Sony should simply suck up the costs ad infinitum is beyond me. Reply +11
  • Rise of the Tomb Raider puzzles "will take you longer to solve", Crystal Dynamics promises

  • penhalion 17/02/2015

    Rise of the Tomb Raider puzzles "will take you longer to solve"
    Really. On who's scale? If that just means I'll be doing more running about then I'm not counting that. If it means that I need to think in the same manner as I did with the Uncharted games then Kudos to them. Sadly I suspect from their proceeding statements i.e.
    "Our intent is to challenge the player but we don't want average players getting into stalemates,"
    I suspect that it just means the key or level you need to plug into the hole in the wheel is farther away in the bigger tombs or you need to fight something to get an item to open door x.
    Reply +6
  • Ironfall Invasion review

  • penhalion 17/02/2015

    @ol
    but they really could have used a fourth or fifth guy.
    Ok that had me laughing. A brilliant (and tactful) way to say that producing a mediocre title is nothing to be proud of be it a 3 man team or a 100 man team.
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  • Fallout owner Zenimax forces Fortress Fallout name change

  • penhalion 17/02/2015

    @superfurry I thought it was fallout related too as you have the fortress of the power armour guys. You've basically been negged because a lot of people on here just want to hear someone complaining about Zenimax without actually thinking that maybe, in this instance, the confusion of the title is genuine. Reply +1
  • Here's what's new in State of Decay: Year-One Survival Edition

  • penhalion 16/02/2015

    Loved state of decay. Will definitely get this as I skipped the DLC stuff. Anyone who has played the original will know what I mean when I say the suppressed rifle is going to be a life saver. Reply +1
  • Ready at Dawn responds to concern over The Order: 1886 campaign length

  • penhalion 16/02/2015

    "I know why the question comes up. I know numbers have been put out there that are actually not right. It's impossible to finish the game in that time, so we know the numbers are wrong.
    But, the guy did in fact complete the game in that time and has a visual record to prove it! It was at this point that I disregarded everything Ru said from then on. Clearly this is an exercise in damage control because they know they are selling people a game that is not worth the price of admission.
    Reply -2
  • Apple adds Pay Once & Play category to App Store

  • penhalion 14/02/2015

    Even Apple are finally seeing that the backlash is here about these nonsense IAP's that cost more than a full AAA title. It's about time they started distancing themselves from the nonsense and it seems at least one influential person at apple has grasped this. Reply +1
  • Elder Scrolls Online will add paid-for health, XP boost potions

  • penhalion 13/02/2015

    "Hey there player! It looks like our uber hard monsters are about to end your life.....Have I got a deal for you!"

    It is high time people voted with their wallets and by this I mean keeping them closed and not what some idiots seem to be doing i.e. throwing their cash at this nonsense like gambling addicts.
    Reply +3
  • Ex-Rare veterans tease Banjo Kazooie spiritual successor

  • penhalion 11/02/2015

    "Currently we're a sextet of artists, programmers and designers - sort of like The Pussycat Dolls with computer science degress - with one thing in common; we were all once core member of famous UK studio Rare, where we helmed franchises such as Banjo-Kazooie, Donkey Kong Country and Viva Piņata.
    Oh dear god really? Because last time I looked the credits on those games wasn't six frikkin' people.
    Reply +3
  • The God who Peter Molyneux forgot

  • penhalion 11/02/2015

    Those of us who know Peter or have met him have never had anything but, distain for his attitude and lies. He is like the worst kind of politician. Full of promises with zero substance behind them. If you go back to the original cube announcement and hype you'll see me and many others warning about this happening from day one. You'll then see the press determined to hype up the cube just to have some headlines to show.

    I have sympathy for Bryan and I hope the press hold Molyneux accountable on this one. He should never have had the reputation he does or the status. The projects he has worked on have been successful almost solely because of his then development team had to sweat blood and tears to try to live up to his nonsense announcements.
    Reply +55
  • Video: Can The Witcher 3 get side quests right?

  • penhalion 11/02/2015

    @jabberwoky Yep gave up on DA after looking for something out of something to upgrade something or other Reply +1
  • The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask 3D review

  • penhalion 10/02/2015

    I loved this Zelda simply because firstly I didn't have to rescue or save the world from another one of Zelda's f^&k ups and secondly because it had an underlying melancholy feeling that suggested that poor link was in fact dead. Something hinted at by both the mask seller and the various skills trainers (one in particular who can be none other than a previous dead link).

    A wonderful tale that departed from the normal find Zelda, save her from her latest good deed gone bad (how the heck is she the barer of the wisdom triforce!) and then set off to save pastures new while everyone else celebrates.
    Reply +3
  • Eurogamer has dropped review scores

  • penhalion 10/02/2015

    About bloody time!

    It's really pissed off a lot of your readers when games like GTA and yes Destiny get a free pass for code that is essentially un-playable on day one (in the case of Destiny it had and still has huge connection and lag issues for some players). Usually the reviewer is making excuses based on the developer saying "Yea don't worry we'll fix that before go live" but, then your readers buy a pile of crap with more holes than a swiss cheese while you guys have given it 10/10 based solely on a promise from a marketing guy who's job is to sell as many copies as possible.

    Ironically your reviews go back to the days of Crash and ZZap where you got an opinion based on if you liked that genre and a counter argument from another reviewer who may or may not have liked the same genre to balance the hype. Nothing was ever a 10/10 and the reviewers stated that that score was impossible because nothing is perfect or close enough to perfect to warrant it.
    Reply +1
  • Prestigious AIAS Game of the Year award goes to Dragon Age: Inquisition

  • penhalion 09/02/2015

    @geoffdaley
    Where was Alien Isolation?
    In that bin by the door where it quite frankly belonged....
    Reply 0
  • Microsoft teases Xbox One screenshot feature

  • penhalion 09/02/2015

    Microsoft has worked on adding the feature for some time, although the right method has remained illusive.
    ....yea because it's incredibly difficult to think up "XBox Shoot That!"
    Reply -2
  • Runescape player swatted in front of 60K Twitch viewers

  • penhalion 09/02/2015

    @Antaios Actually they don't. The worst you'll get is a megaphone asking yu to come out with your hands up! Reply 0
  • Evolve thrills, but for how long?

  • penhalion 09/02/2015

    the physical chain that starts in the trigger finger and ends in the fizzing pop of a exploded alien head remains compelling thanks to an inscrutable army of small design choices that Bungie has spent over a decade refining.
    Not really. The hamster wheel monotony has kicked in for a lot of people. My once full destiny friends list is now full of people on online in other games. It's the same for me. I can't bring myself to run yet another strike , raid or daily. I barely make it on for the nightfalls and weekly and only then because it's 3 chances at a decent exotic.

    For a lot of people Destiny has run it's course and this will only be compounded by the fact that no new content is coming until May. By May I'll likely have forgotten why I played it in the first place.
    Reply +3
  • Bloodborne will have shields after all

  • penhalion 07/02/2015

    Bloodborne is going to have shields, but they may not be as effective as you'd think.
    I played the demo as did a lot of people and my one overriding thought, after being back stabbed and ambushed for the umpteenth time was "This is going to be shit without some kind of defensive block and I'm not torturing myself like that!"
    Reply +1
  • Jon Blyth on: Fixing Far Cry 4

  • penhalion 07/02/2015

    WTF?!?

    Ok none of this article was serious but, it's not even April 1st. It's like someone took a crack pipe and then started writing. He basically goes through every game design rule and then says the game should have broken them all to make what would be a nonsense, incoherent mess. Then they should have released it as Far Cry 4.
    Reply -12
  • Destiny: House of Wolves release date narrowed, major expansion this autumn

  • penhalion 07/02/2015

    Activision expects to profit more from Destiny this year than last - despite the fact it will only sell expansions.
    There will be tears.....

    Also included in that patch is a far-reaching rebalancing of Destiny's guns to buff the game's least-used weapon type: pulse rifles.
    I made a joke a while back that they would continually screw guns based on the people whining in crucible. It went something like this "So I guess if people while about hand guns then they'll nerf those, then it'll be shot guns and fusions and then you'll end up with pulse rifles as the over powered guns until they nerf those and end up making you use a pea shooter or a spud gun...The King Edwardlclast anyone..."
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  • A live-action Zelda series is in development for Netflix - report

  • penhalion 07/02/2015

    Would you like to see a live-acton The Legend of Zelda series?
    If and only iff it does not become a soppy romance soap. Link is a quester, adventurer and fighter. Heir to the master sword legacy and holder of the triforce of courage. Zelda on the other hand was the worst example of someone who should ever have held the triforce of wisdom in living history! The king of Hyrule (who is always actually wise) always get's his ass killed or transformed or disappeared leaving Zelda the impulsive, unwise nonce with the triforce piece! Then poor Link has to go save her ass and everyone else from the mess!
    Reply +2
  • GDC preview: Windows 10 vs SteamOS

  • penhalion 07/02/2015

    ValveDRM was bulls^&t compared to any version of windows. Gabe clearly just wanted to rubbish Microsoft to get traction for his own brand of shit. Reply +1
  • Sunless Sea review

  • penhalion 07/02/2015

    Wow some bollocks writing exercise tagged as a review and then a 10/10 f^&k right off. The game is ok but, that's it! Reply -5
  • Special edition gold and silver Mario Amiibo spotted

  • penhalion 05/02/2015

    I have Link. I play as link in the game. I have not even thought of buying any more of the figures. If I see one that looks cool as a desk ornament then I may bite but, it's unlikely.

    Edit: Really can't shake the feeling that Miyamoto is dancing in an office right now to the "Money for nothing" tune......
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  • Destiny: House of Wolves details, possible release date leak

  • penhalion 05/02/2015

    May....

    Not going to be many people left by May I would think. Crota's end hard mode has already pissed off the die hards in that a single glitch (of which there are many) means a wipe 90% of the time.

    I and many others have started putting ourselves offline just to avoid being dragged into yet another 4 hour head into wall session of heavy ammo glitching/ insane amounts of synths and crota glitches.

    It would be fine if the issue was the lack of skill of the players but, it's not. It's the stupid design decisions (crota running off his platform or more recently right into the crystal room!). Sword disappearing instantly, immediate get ups after a downing, running left/right after a single sword (recoverable but, rediculous when you've just hit him with 5 GHorns!) etc. etc. Even the best Crota killers are left swearing and rage quitting.
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  • Resident Evil 2 fan remake shown off from start to finish

  • penhalion 02/02/2015

    This is fantastic work but, I'm really not interested in a remake that is exactly the same as the original with minor tweaks. I lived through the original and it was great for the time i.e. the PS1/PS2 era but, it needs to be a Resi 4 style game for the new generation. I know I'm likely alone in this thinking but, I'm simply fed up of seeing stuff like this with minimal effort (on the ip owners side) and a high price tag as they sell us 10 year old shit that we've grown out of.

    Edit: For context I think anyone who played master chief collection will know what I mean. The games are great but, when you go back to Halo 1 and suddenly can't aim down site on certain guns. You start to realise how far on FPS games have actually come, even if the changes were subtle. They all add to the advancement and then to go back to when down site aiming was reserved for a pistol and a sniper. While you have to hip fire everything else. You suddenly start to think WTF why didn't they add frikkin aiming in?!? etc. etc.
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  • Cara Ellison on: 2014: A Space Engine

  • penhalion 01/02/2015

    . "The entire Hipparcos catalog of stars, as well as all known extrasolar planets, over ten thousand galaxies, and all of the most prominent objects in our Solar system are included,"
    Really?....checks nasa database....oh it's bollocks....
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  • Bungie finally squashing one of Destiny's most annoying bugs

  • penhalion 30/01/2015

    The issue boils down to the effect in-game perks have on the amount of heavy ammo players can hold, and Destiny incorrectly applying the value.
    So at no point did they actually test the game because I'm sorry but, seeing ammo diminish every time you die, hit a cutscene or go to orbit isn't something you miss if you play the game even once with a piece of ammo perked armour on. You get ammo perk armour from level 6 onwards (the green stuff).

    Bungie really are taking the piss these days.
    Reply +3
  • Dying Light review

  • penhalion 30/01/2015

    That, in itself, is nothing new but each weapon now also has a limit to how many times it can be fixed. There's no point getting too attached to a specific weapon that you've upgraded and customised, because eventually it will break completely and need to be trashed.
    Oh FFS I was gonna get this but, that simple statement just made the game a chore instead of fun!
    Reply +4
  • Dragon's Dogma Online revealed

  • penhalion 29/01/2015

    @spamdangled

    It's not like the first game wasn't successful - it was Capcom's biggest IP in its history.
    What?!?

    Fairly certain it wasn't unless I'm imagining streetfighter amongst others.
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  • Dying Light has a Destiny loot cave Easter egg

  • penhalion 28/01/2015

    And just in case the Bungie dev's don't get it we are laughing AT YOU not WITH YOU! Reply +8