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  • UK gov changing law to get tough on internet trolling

  • penhalion 20/10/2014

    I think this was a long time coming but, was most likely thrown over the top by the Gamer gate nonsense. It's one thing to disagree with someone (and no that's not going to get you thrown into jail). It's entirely another to start putting up disfiguring images of them, threatening their lives and generally rubbishing their name simply because you don't like their side of the argument.

    This is the troll part. Mainly because as usual government ministers (who don't actually go online themselves bu, rather get some lowly aid to do it) don't actually know what a troll is.
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  • Dino Crisis is Shinji Mikami's forgotten gem

  • penhalion 19/10/2014

    Played this and bought it when it was first release. The reason it's forgotten is because he never followed up on the game with a series. Reply 0
  • New Nintendo 3DS review

  • penhalion 19/10/2014

    but we can't help but feel that Nintendo is going to miss out on some vital cash as a result. Grown-ups like colourful cases too, after all.
    Exactly. I would have loved to have the Mario retro cover (the beige one) but, looks like I'm flat out of luck. Cheers Ninty!

    edit:
    The browser also features a filter to block adult content - a wise move, given Nintendo's family-friendly outlook - though this can be disabled by paying a small fee via a credit card.
    What? Why is there a fee involved and not just a code you tap in or something like....I don't know er asking if you want to remove the filter?
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  • Face-Off: The Evil Within

  • penhalion 17/10/2014

    such as Fallout 3 and New Vegas, will know exactly how frustrating this persist tic can be.
    Ok am I the only one that's never noticed this so called persistent tic? Was I just too busy enjoying the games or something?
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  • Destiny leak reveals raid gear from upcoming DLC

  • penhalion 17/10/2014

    @jabberwocky Not sure why you got voted down mate. You are 100% right. Diablo lets you take the gems out of the sockets because they learned that scrapping the gems with the item pissed players off. It's a huge pain in the arse to be level 29. Take a new set of gear and be back to 27 because you can't simply shard the old gear for a materials refund.

    I don't mind not getting the spirit bloom or whatever back but, the f%^king shards are like hens teeth to begin with!
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  • penhalion 17/10/2014

    Pardon my language but, f#$k legendary sparrows I'd settle for a bog standard Fallen bike...you know with the bloody obvious cannons attached. I mean the Guardian bikes seem to be legendary for their ability to run the f$%k away from combat instead of take a guardian to it.

    Routine for sparrow =
    Bike to combat zone.
    Have bike shot to pieces.
    leap off bite to return fire.

    Routine for Fallen bike =
    Bike to combat zone.
    F%^k shit up with the bikes cannons.
    leap off bike to head into mission.

    See the problem there.....
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  • The Uncle Who Works for Nintendo is a nostalgic, creepy trip down memory lane

  • penhalion 17/10/2014

    This was very good!

    I always site this kind of stuff as an example of what a game is. The atmostphere, story etc. etc. must come before fancy, hollow visuals.
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  • Civilian massacring game Hatred courts controversy, gets it

  • penhalion 17/10/2014

    @starsama
    Before people start shitting their pants with anger remember this:

    You've been slaughtering thousands upon thousands of innocent civilians in just as brutal a manner as this in GTA games for years.
    True but, that's never been the aim of a GTA game! This is different because first of all it is about simply slaughtering men women and children for no reason. Secondly, it's totally insensitive to the families that have lost loved ones to this kind of madness.

    But, hey it's only a game right....right....
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  • Destiny launch almost triples monthly US PlayStation 4 sales

  • penhalion 17/10/2014

    Good on them I say. Destiny has run out of content and draw for me a while back. I'm only forced back into it to help people do VOG raids and that's getting old real quick now. Reply +2
  • The Evil Within review

  • penhalion 17/10/2014

    This is the reason I simply don't give a flying about the 1080p vs 900p nonsense. I'm a gamer and game developer and it's about the bloody gameplay. I can't really tell the difference between the two resolutions but, do notice stuff like missing effects. Even the Digital Foundry guys have mentioned on more than a few occasions that you can't really tell the difference while playing and that it's their equipment that spots the frame drops and occasional duplicates NOT the naked eye!

    Enjoy the games people. You're not playing a bloody tech report after all. That's just for the fanboys to compare nads over.
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  • Torchlight and Diablo devs reveal space combat sim Rebel Galaxy

  • penhalion 16/10/2014

    "Rebel Galaxy is above all a space epic of adventure, exploration, and combat."
    Did you mean they said "Rebel Galaxy is a space epic of adventure, exploration, and combat."
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  • Is it possible to run The Evil Within on PC at a locked 1080p60?

  • penhalion 16/10/2014

    Where the heck did this myth that ID tech 5 could only produce 60fps come from. It's geared to dynamically drop stuff to try to maintain 60fps but, it's not designed to only run at that or not run at all. That would be the single most useless game engine in living history and then even I'd sue John Carmack for being a twat! Reply +3
  • Assassin's Creed: Rogue is more than the cash-grab it could have been

  • penhalion 16/10/2014

    This
    Assassin's Creed: Rogue is more than the cash-grab it could have been
    Does not gel with this

    One concern was that, despite the vast amount of map on offer to explore, the handful of story sequences I played were relatively short. One was just two missions in length, and the leaked Achievements list for the game suggests there may only be six sequences in all - around half the usual total.
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  • Bungie pays tribute to Destiny's famous loot cave

  • penhalion 15/10/2014

    @Ferral
    Decided to watch what they were doing for a minute or two but not joining in and the numpties started attacking me just because I just happened to be there
    I had this and reported the players concerned to the destiny team. I haven't seen them since so I guess the destiny guys investigated and either banned or sternly warned them for their behaviour. It was pathetic really and clearly they don't have the intelligence to realise that it's quicker to get legendaries simply by getting the vanguard points.

    I too just sat on a hill watching the nonsense and the guys doing the loot cave started shooting, then trying to sparrow into me and finally trying to slap fight me. I calmly just stood there in the menu system reporting them to bungie.
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  • penhalion 15/10/2014

    it's also a reminder that the best games are memorable as much because of their players as their designers.
    Yet they constantly seem to be screwing those same players over. Anyone who's done the raid post hotfix knows what i mean. The very sniping spots that the destiny designers put into the game are now useless as well sniping spots. Way to f%^king remove the ability to not die pointlessly 100 times per raid.

    Having cained the raid (and gotten nothing but, shards and a bloody useless sniper rifle) a few times now. Last night way the worst yet. I usually provide cover on the sniper perches for the ground team. This time it was a case of no cover because whoever went up there had to be rescued 10 seconds later!

    My raid team has, in the infamous words of the loot cave, retired from Destiny to lick their wounds and come up with a different strategy. Currently we reside in Mordor as wraiths...
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  • Anita Sarkeesian cancels university speech following school shooting threat

  • penhalion 15/10/2014

    Wow American law is officially f%^ked.Basically if you have a valid permit you can carry a gun into any venue. I guess contract hits must be a growing economy and thus bringing in enough money in taxes to get officially recognised. After all there can't be any other reason the government of the USA thinks anyone should be carrying a concealed weapon as a right when you are not undercover law enforcement. Reply 0
  • Video: What's different in the censored version of The Evil Within?

  • penhalion 14/10/2014

    @moroboshi {
    No review code? Well that bodes well.
    Naw it's just the aftermath of Destiny i.e. if we gamers don't know how borked a game is we'll buy it on the hype alone and then it's too late.
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  • Bungie nerfs Destiny Auto Rifles, Vex Mythoclast, Rocket Yard

  • penhalion 14/10/2014

    @piratefinn Agreed! I can't understand how they have just broken single player to fix a multiplayer problem it's idiotic. Also nerfing the VOG when players have legitimately found strategies that work and quite frankly SHOULD work. Now teams will fail due to the boss having an unfair kill zone for places that you need to put a sniper to cover the guys on the ground!

    Edit: It appears to me that they aren't actually playing their own game but, are going by what they hear in the community. So someone says "Yea in the VOG, if you place two snipers on the platforms, then they can snipe the boss while your other guys do the teleports and the oracles". A perfectly fair thing to do. Instead of saying "Yep our players foudna working strategy good on them". They instead say "Fuck the players let's make them suffer by removing any kind of plan they have and making them jump through un-necessary hoops to complete the challenge". The VOG is level 26 but, the changes make it nigh on impossible for a level 29! Why would you do that if you had any regard for your community. The level design should legitimately contain hidy holes and safe/defendable spots to allow players to have a legitimate chance to finesse the encounters.
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  • penhalion 14/10/2014

    Bungie said it was still working on a larger update which will address under-performing Exotics and overall class balance.
    You mean like Bad JuJu and the rediculous killing ability of the Hunter's Super or the Warlocks Super not actually triggering or passing through the floor and killing nothing unless you set it to the continuous effect mod?
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  • penhalion 14/10/2014

    Is the nerf just for multiplayer? Otherwise they've kind of broken single player. where a low impact autorifle was kind of crap anyway and the high impact ones had low ammo! Reply +2
  • Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel review

  • penhalion 14/10/2014

    it underlines the notion that this is a stop-gap rather than a step forward.
    Yeap that would be because the sequel will be on next gen (this is a pre-sequel for last gen!

    Borderlands weapons and upgrades are still a class above those from Destiny though and that's a damning example of the butchery Bungie did just to make some DLC. They literally removed weapons, exotics etc. etc. that should all have been in the game from day one. I'm willing to bet good money the actualy DLC (the stuff season pass people will have to re-pay for) was to be Saturn's Moons and Jupiters asteroid belt.
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  • Destiny averages 3.2m players every day

  • penhalion 13/10/2014

    @Laythe_AD Plus 1ed you!

    Shot-guns are so stupidly powerful that we had a room full of 28's in control het taken out by a level 6 with a few shotgun blasts. Armour and class settings made zero difference. That right there is the definition of broke!
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  • penhalion 13/10/2014

    "Please remind players that, win or lose, they get Crucible Marks, XP, and Gear rewards for completing the match,"
    You get that in any mode. The only reason for playing banner is to advance in BANNER!
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  • penhalion 13/10/2014

    The average player has played Destiny 20.9 times.
    That doesn't add up with the daily players stat or the average of 3 hours per day stat. I guess I shouldn't be suprised as the saying has always been "Lies, Damned Lies and Statistics....."
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  • Bayonetta 2 review

  • penhalion 13/10/2014

    :)

    Nope that smile is glued to my face at present. I have nothing to actually say but, I can't stop smiling. So glad I got a wii u as well as the PS4 and XBone.
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  • Civilization: Beyond Earth makes the space race a marathon effort

  • penhalion 12/10/2014

    Like a lot of people. I'm done being an unpaid tester for Civ games. They always release crap and then fix it later after I've paid my money. This time round I suggest they fix it then ask for my cash. Reply -1
  • You can push The Evil Within beyond 30fps on PC

  • penhalion 11/10/2014

    2.35:1 what? My TV and as far as I know pretty much every TV since flat screens were invented is 1.778 to 1 i.e 16/9 not 2.35 to 1. My TV wouldn't even display that so it would have to be artificially letterboxed and therefore un-usable (everything would be squashed into the centre).

    I think there has to be a misquote somewhere in the article.
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  • Solo Dragon Age: Inquisition has ~200 hours of content

  • penhalion 11/10/2014

    Finishing everything - literally completing - Dragon Age: Inquisition will take between 150 to 200 hours, BioWare reckons. The main story, however, will take 20 to 40.
    That makes no sense at all! There can not be an extra 110 to 160 hours of side quests and things to do. I call total and utter bollocks!
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  • Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker footage introduces Captain Toadette

  • penhalion 11/10/2014

    And this is why I still rate Nintendo first party above companies like Bungie (Activision), Ubi etc. etc. They make a game and it's a complete game. No DLC for half the content you should have gotten as part of the game or anything like that. It's why Nintendo will likely be around long after the afore mentioned others have folded and self destructed. Reply +1
  • Sony "temporarily holding back" DriveClub's free PlayStation Plus edition

  • penhalion 11/10/2014

    Basically (though I know I keep getting negged for saying it) this was a demo masquerading as the free PSN version. It had no content and Sony finally realised they couldn't release it like that without us gamers being up in arms. Especially as this was a launch title that was supposedly delayed to add more to the free version and make it supposedly better! Reply +2
  • Blizzard buffing Diablo 3 ROS console players today

  • penhalion 11/10/2014

    Diablo! I told you to play nice. Now you've made Destiny cry! Adding extra content when destiny has nothing to play with after those nasty developer kids stole all of his shiny content and then tried to sell it back to him as something they called DLC... Reply +1
  • Unused Super Smash Bros. 3DS files hint at eight-player mode

  • penhalion 11/10/2014

    Not sure how 8 players would work to be honest. It's too hectic at times with just 4. Reply +1
  • Dark Souls 2 dev reveals which bosses people failed at most often

  • penhalion 11/10/2014

    I found the bosses in the DLC cheap not difficult. I'm sorry but, I don't class cheap ass tricks like making the player slower to be something that makes the boss somehow a greater challenge. If you could move at normal speed Fume is piss easy! Reply +1
  • Dragon Age: Inquisition is 1080p on PS4, 900p on Xbox One

  • penhalion 11/10/2014

    Trying very hard to give a flying... Reply 0
  • Xeodrifter merges Metroid, Mutant Mudds and Moon

  • penhalion 10/10/2014

    neg away but, I genuinely am fed up of all this retro graphics bollocks. I have a piece of kit that makes the latest gen games weep for joy and yet every indie game in the last few years has used 8bit bollocks graphics like some badge of honour. At this stage it's just plain laziness. Reply -3
  • Destiny player finds another under construction DLC area

  • penhalion 10/10/2014

    @ShiftBreaker You said it best there. Clearly (despite denial by some people) the game was effectively butchered in order to create the DLC.

    Further proof being the content that was in the beta i.e. iron banner etc. etc. Oddly the beta had a better game to loot drop ratio than the final game. It's very hard to see why they broke that so badly unless, as I suspect, a lot of that loot is being withheld for the dlc. Problem there is that the DLC missions are all levels 6 to 20 and so totally betray their intention to actually have been included in the original release.
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  • Destiny developer Bungie calls for Iron Banner feedback

  • penhalion 10/10/2014

    @Uncompetative Wow you really don't get it or else you are actually just trying very hard to troll. Reply 0
  • penhalion 09/10/2014

    @Uncompetative
    This isn't Little League Baseball where every whiny kid has to be given their own trophy
    Yea but, little league doesn't require you to be on the winning team in over a hundred matches, where the team you are on is chosen at random and may contain useless players. Your argument also falls down because in this league even the winners often leave with nothing but, a pat on the back and some points that mean nothing for the next 99 games.
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  • penhalion 09/10/2014

    Basically it's a bit shit! People are not "Rage Quitting" as has been suggested. You get nothing for loss. This means that you can't advance your iron banner ranking and you have just 7 days to get to rank 3. This means that, no matter how good your intentions, you can't be wasting 20 minutes in a knowingly losing match.
    The Banner gear is also given out in a nonsense fashion. I've seen two low level characters getting exotics for scoring 3 kills or less. Why is the winning team not all given a legendary or at least a rare, with the possibility of an exotic? It's like Bungie want to force people to play their multiplayer to get the stats up. Is this why they have made the loot so random and rare.
    Seriously. As it stands now you can do the entire event and end up with not a single piece of the exclusive loot because you can't ever get to level 3 in the iron banner rankings.

    For clariity

    Level 1 = 1 x 100 point bounty or 4 wins
    Level 2 = 12 x 100 point bounties or 48 wins.

    I'll leave you to do the math for getting to level 3.

    Edit: Even with the mythocast you're screwed because it's about winning the matches and getting head shots with specific weapons, nonw of which is the mythocast.
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  • Lindsay Lohan steps up Rockstar legal battle over GTA5 character

  • penhalion 10/10/2014

    I wonder how much the legal fees are going to be when she loses? Reply +6
  • Ubisoft hits back at Assassin's Creed: Unity downgrade claims

  • penhalion 10/10/2014

    Has anyone corrected the quote yet?

    "Let's be clear up front: Ubisoft does not constrain its games."
    Shouldn't that read

    "Let's be clear up front: Ubisoft does not expect it's lies to get caught."
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  • Unity reportedly up for sale

  • penhalion 09/10/2014

    @scoop Not sure I agree with you. Unity has been licensed by Microsoft, Sony and Nintendo for their developers and development programs. It's also the popular choice for indies and UE has not changed that.

    By the way I'll see your "Been with unity since 1.6" with a 1.2. Doesn't change my opinion that this is a greed move.

    Unity's problem is that it's only popular because of it's platform support, features and price. If they sell it to any company and that company changes the fundamentals in any way. They'll have a mutiny and then a mass exodus on their hands

    The indies made unity popular. Unity is only popular because it's independent. Take that away and the indies follow. The whole point is we don't want to be tied to a platform or a company.
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  • penhalion 09/10/2014

    If this goes to one of the big console companies or facebook, then it's likely that Unity will simply start to die as Developers look for alternatives or simply move off to UE Reply +4
  • penhalion 09/10/2014

    @Eldritch Um you didn't know Hearthstone is written in Unity?

    The reason it's news is because a lot of good stuff is these days so them selling out is a big slap for indies. It's a case of greed over ethics as usual.
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  • Capcom: no new Darkstalkers any time soon

  • penhalion 09/10/2014

    Yea that's fine CapCom but, where's my powerstone 3 or powerstone collection for XBone and PS4? Reply +3
  • Halo 2: Anniversary campaign isn't quite 1080p, Microsoft confirms

  • penhalion 08/10/2014

    Grabbing this as I loved Halo 1 story. Halo 2 story pissed me off "Quick get to the ship" then credits role up. I believe my expression at the time was "Are you f&*king kidding!" and the less said about Halo 3 the better in my opinion. Note I'm not talking about multiplayer just single. Reply 0
  • No DLC for Forza Horizon 2 on Xbox 360

  • penhalion 08/10/2014

    One word. Mistake! Reply +2
  • Console Diablo 3 patch 2.1.0 "just around the corner"

  • penhalion 08/10/2014

    Are you watching Destiny...yes you hiding in the corner of the loot cave! Yes the one trying to look inconspicuous....Des..de OI DESTINY! Don't you walk away from me when I'm talking to you! Reply +5
  • Destiny ditches balance with PVP mode Iron Banner

  • penhalion 07/10/2014

    Actually laughed at that title

    Destiny ditches balance with PVP mode Iron Banner
    Did you guys at EG actually even play PvP in Destiny. It may as well have been called Titan ganks Warlock and Hunter mode.
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  • DriveClub review

  • penhalion 07/10/2014

    Like I said when this was announced for PSN. It should be Drive club Demo edition! Reply -5