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  • Ninja Theory's Devil May Cry hits PS4 and Xbox One next year in 60fps and 1080p

  • penhalion 17/12/2014

    Why? Just plain why? Reply 0
  • Destiny: The Dark Below review

  • penhalion 15/12/2014

    @georgeflecknell Yea you nailed it. Getting to level 30 was all about having luck in the vault and zero about skill. I know this because I regularly had level 30's begging me (then at level 29) to help them finish the vault because I was really good at it. Then cursing when I got the Vex because they somehow (while doing jack s%^t to kill Atheon) deserved it ecause they were level 30 and me just a lowly 29.

    The same is now true of the crota raid, where I got arms and then shards for the rest of it (still yet to kill crota due to time constraints) but, where I should get a raid gun of some kind I believe or just more f%^king shards when I kill the main boss.

    I almost did it yesterday but, got really fed up of being the only guy not dieing like a b%^ch every two minutes. Skill is definitely not involved in the grind process.
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  • penhalion 15/12/2014

    . In the meantime, the developer will need to hope that this expansion, which should have reinvigorated the game as players grew bored of it, doesn't send them on their way instead.
    The exodus has already started as ironically people are just totally shocked by the realisation that this will happen again in 3 months. There's literally no point grinding the vault for gear that will be useless in the next expansion. Bungie say "Become legend" well surely my gear should be right there along with me. I should be re-forging my vault guns into "Penhalion's Confluence" or "Penhalion's fate Bringer" etc. etc. not sighing sadly and sharding a gun I worked my arse off to get. No-one can be asked to do that grind again and again.

    Edit: Incidentally if you are wondering how low on the sales trend Destiny has fallen then just picture this . Game are trying to get rid of their stock for the princely sum of 29.99 and they still can't shift it.
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  • penhalion 15/12/2014

    something Omnigul plays into by cycling her overshield between arc and solar defence
    No...no she doesn't. She has an arc shield but, summons wizards to help her who have solar shields.
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  • Digital Foundry vs Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker

  • penhalion 13/12/2014

    In retrospect, 2014 has been a particularly disappointing year when it comes to properly finished game releases, with plenty of AAA releases hitting the market with show-stopping bugs. We've reached the point where original retail copies of new games have become almost useless without copious amounts of patching
    This would be a great sentiment if not for the fact that it's publications like eurogamer who are giving these companies license to do this crap. They do this by giving these unfinished games 8s, 9s or even in some outrageous instances 10/10.

    To then turn around and say these games are bad is both hypocritical and shows them now trying to distance themselves from the mess they only weeks ago (with the destiny non-review and excuses for it's crap lack of content) have been fuelling.
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  • PS4 20th Anniversary Edition consoles are already on eBay - for thousands of pounds

  • penhalion 12/12/2014

    What the frak did Sony expect. I mean why the hell is this limited anyway? Reply +1
  • The Dark Below makes Destiny's mistakes all over again

  • penhalion 10/12/2014

    @thomashughes Yea I get dragged on to play with friends but, then I go right back to Dragon Age. Bungie really do seem to have the idea that people will tolerate the rise and then complete middle finger that their gear system uses. For instance the VOG armour and weapons were rendered useless overnight when DB came out.

    In something like Wow the gear from a raid is less then the gear from a new raid but, crucially never worse than normal gear you can get by conventional means and you can reforge gear to get it back on track. Meaning that when you start out in WOW you work your way through the raids getting gear to progress as you go along. In Destiny the gear became useless and worst still crappier than vangard armour. This tells your players that you don't have any respect for the effort or time they spend in the game. The end result WILL be a drove of people simply leaving because you've rendered any effort they make pointless!
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  • penhalion 10/12/2014

    @bazzatuk Pssst! Over here....look I got this here exotic gun...called the cough or sum such...er murmur I think....only 17 strange to you! Reply 0
  • Witcher 3 dev: "Market is afraid of badly polished games on next-gen"

  • penhalion 10/12/2014

    "Market is afraid of badly polished games on next-gen"
    Afraid? No! At the end of our f$%king patience with half finished so called AAA crap? Most f#$king definitely YES!
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  • The race to defeat Destiny's (new) toughest challenge begins

  • penhalion 09/12/2014

    @Kyizen To answer your question about what killed it. You may want to read the article about content now being removed for people who didn't stump up for the DLC. Smacks of desperation to me and given how no-one voted for this game as GOTY at the awards. I suspect they now understand the displeasure of the people they have ripped off. Reply +5
  • Destiny's PVP mode now breaks up teams if they're too good

  • penhalion 05/12/2014

    When Destiny's The Dark Below expansion launches last week
    Fek me who fiddled with my T.A.R.D.I.S controls again!
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  • Street Fighter 5 exclusive to PC and PS4

  • penhalion 05/12/2014

    I wouldn't worry about it. The Xbox versions are probably locked DLC that's already on the disc.... Reply 0
  • Destiny will upgrade your exotics - but there's a heavy price to pay

  • penhalion 04/12/2014

    Exotic items - the game's top tier of weapons and armour - will get upgrades. But players will need to completely reset their progress with an item to apply its new buff.
    Bullshit delaying tactics as this drops you back to level 28 (and unable to do the new raid), requiring you to level back up to level 30.5 when your newly modified exotic armour is once more back to where it was before you "upgraded it".

    Same with the guns that become useless for the new enemies as you're effectively doing 40% less damage AND have now reset them to their default levels of damage i.e. useless in a firefight with level 30+ enemies. if you choose to stupidly try the new raid anyway after reseting weapons and armour via Xur then you'll learn the definition of screwed over pretty quickly.

    You also can no longer do the nightfall and weekly if you reset because the new level for those is going to be 30!

    Bungie has said that raid loot will drop at a more frequent rate in Crota's End than in the Vault of Glass. Drops will be fairer, too - the game will now track which items you have obtained already and how long it has been since you last acquired a major reward.
    More bullshit delaying tactics. All they've done is transparently let you know why you never got anything from the VOG. Behind the scenes it appears that you needed to suffer through a random number of exotic material filled runs to get anything useful. Now you know it's not your bad luck, it's the system deciding that you don't deserve anything for running the raid.

    What this means in reality is that the new raid will drop duplicates for most of your runs and that you will need to shard them into ascendant materials INSTEAD of simply dropping the actual materials which made people feel bad!

    This removes the cries of "Energy and chatterwhite again! F#$k you Bungie" though they failed to realise that this simply replaces that cry with "Solar rocket launcher again! F%^k you Bungie! May as well shard the f$%ker!"

    Different way of giving you nothing useful while appearing to give you a nice item each time you run through.

    Smoke and f$%king mirrors basically.
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  • Why are Game of Thrones and Tales from the Borderlands more expensive on PS4 than on Xbox One?

  • penhalion 04/12/2014

    Isn't this just the same issue as last gen i.e. the games on the more successful platform are somehow a few quid more than the lessser platform to encourage greater take-up on that. I remember PS3 games being cheaper than XBox 360 games last gen. Reply 0
  • The next major Assassin's Creed is set in Victorian London

  • penhalion 03/12/2014

    Let me guess the plot. Templars frame assassins as being Jack the Ripper because of the knife kills. Controversy over you having to kill the women who are secretly messengers for the templars. Player falls for what's her face, the last victim and she get's killed by templars in final chapter or some such.

    Yawn..
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  • Sony announces PS1-themed PlayStation 4

  • penhalion 03/12/2014

    .....I remember actually hating the original PS1 grey. The white one was nice though. So I guess I'm not the person this is aimed at. Reply +3
  • Here's the PlayStation-exclusive content in Destiny expansion The Dark Below

  • penhalion 02/12/2014

    Lol I wonder if your Ghost is going to yell the same "It's the Nexus! It's opening" line. I mean it's not like they've made any effort with this exclusive crap.

    Anyone who played dust palace on mars will know what I mean. Basically you do through a broken lift shaft and up to the top of one of the buildings to fight an over powered Cabal psyon or whatever those small ones are called.
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  • Cards Against Humanity developer trolls Black Friday with bulls***

  • penhalion 02/12/2014

    Developer Max Temkin stated on Twitter, "If you buy the poop expecting it to be something else that's not poop, you're actually buying a valuable life lesson for $6."
    Anyone who bought Destiny because of the hype should read this...in fairness you're likely looking at a desk full of poop right now and scratching your head wondering why the shit you just bought was actual shit.

    edit: In all fairness for Destiny hype buyers. They would actually now be staring at a clenched cow anus, with the promise of future shit at some undisclosed point in time. They could however, get into the shit that is in the cow but, apparently only available via bowel movement by using the lubed arm glitch....
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  • Nintendo superfan earns Guiness World Record for 8000-item collection

  • penhalion 28/11/2014

    Guinness told the luck award recipient "Cool now get a life you freak"..... Reply -2
  • GAME selling Xbox One and four games for 299

  • penhalion 27/11/2014

    What's the best way I can describe the lifecycle of the XBone so far as both an XBone and PS4 owner....ok:-

    With the PS4 it's been a lack of good software but, overall a powerful machine that's looking to get into it's flow soon.

    With the XBone it's been good games (Yea Ryse WAS good so suck it up!) and a machine finally coming into it's flow but, it also feels more like when I bought the XBone on day one a guy came along with it and has been hanging about my living room with rubber gloves and a cheese grater and worryingly eyeing my nads!

    Basically, with the XBone you can't help feeling that Microsoft want to hurt you...
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  • Tales from the Borderlands: Episode 1 review

  • penhalion 26/11/2014

    *sigh* gotta get em all... Reply 0
  • Frontier outlines Elite: Dangerous refund policy following offline mode backlash

  • penhalion 23/11/2014

    @Dajji77 Where in my post is ther any indication they are cheapskates? Did I miss something? Reply -1
  • penhalion 20/11/2014

    I think in essence what they are doing is right. We have had a lot of beta testers on these forums, in the elite posts all defending their 100 pound purchase as the next coming of some deity or other. They've been playing the game ONLINE for all this time so clearly it's never been an issue for them. To then turn around and complain when you're told. Actually, to deliver what you've already been playing, we can't actually take it offline. Is a complete nonsense.
    Refunding those who pre-purchased, expecting a single player offline game is just the right thing to do. Refunding a beta tester who knew from day one that it was an online experience isjust people trying it on. Refunding someone who funded but, never actually played the beta as they were waiting for the offline mode, is also just plain common sense. That last person is the one who can be proven to genuinely have expected offline play.
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  • Valve tightens Steam Early Access rules for developers

  • penhalion 21/11/2014

    Said they would need to do this over six months ago. I also said that consumers would create a massive backlash as games devs basically took them for a ride using early access.

    Honestly, I don't get how very few of us seem to see this shit coming from 10 million miles away. Is it really just greed on Valve and the devs part that makes them do nothing until the backlash is so great it threatens their bottom line.
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  • Watch Destiny's leaked cinematic for The Dark Below DLC

  • penhalion 21/11/2014

    Yea we already know it's going to be shouts of "Who's picking Up the Sword! Only a level 30 should pick up the sword! Oh for frak sake why did {insert idiotic ego maniac level 27 prats name here} pick up the bloody sword. Ok everyone wipe!" Reply +4
  • Man builds 3K Elite: Dangerous cockpit

  • penhalion 20/11/2014

    I can safely say my gaming rig couldn't handle elite at that quality and I have no intention of ever doing so but, credit where it's due. I would love setup like this....in my shed! Reply +1
  • Never Alone review

  • penhalion 20/11/2014

    As my culture becomes increasingly diluted, it seems everything that we once were is steadily fading into obscurity. It can be far too easy to accept the death of hundreds of culturally rich histories.
    This is the fate of all cultures in the end. It's a case of "My people, who once were warriors, proud men and kings...."

    Edit: As for the style of this review. You can clearly all see what a proper review is when the reviewer actually gives a damned about the gameplay and isn't just AAA mouthpiece ing to the numbers!
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  • Latest Destiny update unintentionally nerfs exotic weapons

  • penhalion 18/11/2014

    @Ajent Ok here we go.

    Atheon Normal.

    1. Teleports 1 or 2 instead of 3.
    2. Teleports don't teleport so you get stuck.
    3. Shield doesn't shield in times vengeance so atheon wipes anyone in the center.

    Atheon Hard.
    1. Teleports player in a bubble.
    2. teleports 2 + Bubble instead of 3
    3. Pretorians regen health and self rez.
    4. Atheon hits players with teleport early so they wipe while jumping away with 3 -5 seconds on the timer.

    there are a few more but, those are common and ackowledged by Bungie as being issues.

    Further more Bungie also stated that people in the UK were hit by massive disconnect issues due to problems between their servers and UP IPs meaning that many were booted from raids and other events all the time.

    You state that there have been no issues with the game since launch. You sir are even contradicting Bungie themselves ergo you sir are simply lying. I don't know why and I don't care but, that's what pisses me off the most.
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  • penhalion 18/11/2014

    @Ajent Bollocks mate unless you are somehow running the raid in the Bungie office.

    I rarely get pissed with people on here directly but, you sir are talking crap. You've completed the raid numerous times completely bug free have you. really!

    How about you go do it now and post a twitch of it then and link it here for the masses to see. I'll be particularly interested in your atheon encounter.

    Edit: I am pretty well fed up of the blind support of a company that has made a very buggy game. The exotics being broken I'm guessing you'll put down to some "To be expected with such a complex game" statement or something equally suck ass excuse. This dispite the fact that the exotics are broken to fix the Iron Banner balance issues and that Bungies own staff made a video of them playing it WITH the nerfed weapons a whooping and hollering about their prowess all the while not noticing that their weapons were doing half damage. I seriously doubt you could work on a game for years and not notice that your weapons were nerfed when playing in a new mode that you've just written.
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  • penhalion 18/11/2014

    @Tucker1011 definitely do-able on hard with 5 as we didn't even notice when one guy rage quit on atheon. In fact when he left we did it first go after that because all his negative bitching was gone. Reply 0
  • penhalion 18/11/2014

    @Ajent I take it you've never done the raid because if you had your idiotic statement of
    Destiny has worked perfectly other than in periods of maintenance (which is totally acceptable). And this is the general consensus. Not just my opinion.
    would not be in your post. As for this being the general consensus f#$k off is it!

    The general consensus as taken from Bungies own forums is that it's bugged to hell.
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  • Grand Theft Auto 5 review

  • penhalion 18/11/2014

    @porkface I rarely +1 a EG staffer but, I do support where it's due and this is a legitimate thing to report the review of the game that hasn't changed aside from the graphics. The graphical changes are to be expected so this shouldn't add or detract from the review. Reply +1
  • penhalion 18/11/2014

    @Panchos I lol'ed at that. It's so very true about the typical fanboy forum poster. Reply 0
  • Video game price rises spark UK inflation bump

  • penhalion 18/11/2014

    Where did they get these figures because I've never paid the 52 quid or whatever the infalted price is. It's always 40 quid from tesco or amazon. Reply +4
  • Destiny patch datamined, The Dark Below weapons, missions, Raid details uncovered

  • penhalion 18/11/2014

    The 347 Vesta Dynasty is an exotic sniper rifle that sits in the primary weapon slot
    Judging by todays Iron Banner screw up I assume it comes pre-nerfed to avoid any hint of actually being useful.
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  • penhalion 18/11/2014

    Radiant Energy and Radiant Shards are Legendary items equivalent to the current Ascendant Energy and Ascendant Shards. Their purpose is unknown.
    Um yes their purpose is known. It's to use on the armour that get's you to level 32. That's never been a mystery as far as I know.
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  • penhalion 18/11/2014

    I have never used a single black wax Idol that I've gotten so I have like half a million now (well a hundred or so I think). Reply +3
  • Rockstar "urgently" looking into GTA 5 PS4 and Xbox One transfer issue

  • penhalion 18/11/2014

    So I'm affected then....

    It appears the issue affects those who haven't played GTA Online, the game's multiplayer portion, since 2013.
    I stopped playing when the promised heists never materialised.
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  • Performance Analysis: Grand Theft Auto 5

  • penhalion 18/11/2014

    While we were able to acquire the Xbox One version ahead of time, we'll be buying the PS4 version on release day along with everyone else.
    That's a little odd but, I find that when it's your own green at stake you tend to be more honest in your opinions. Though given that the GTA simulation will be CPU bound and not GPU bound it may simply be a case of the open world games better on XBone problem coming to the fore. If so it makes an interesting twist for the PS4 vs XBox One debate. Suddenly the graphics are not the be all and end all. Something that must have come as quite a shock to the vocal minority.
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  • Face-Off: Assassin's Creed Unity

  • penhalion 17/11/2014

    Frame-rates are hit harder and for longer in demanding scenes. Once again we see the Xbox One take the lead, displaying more segments of gameplay achieving the desired 30fps update.
    Ok I know this will get negged and a lot of you know that I own both consoles so this isn't coming from a fanboy madness session but, I can't help feeling a warm glow when thinking about the seemingly endless supply of idiotic Sony fans that sprung up when the PS4 was release. The same guys who delight in posting that the XBone comes second again in every DF article for the last year.

    I called this a while back, saying that (given the xbox's better CPU availability) the graphical meat of the PS4 wasn't actually a huge advantage when you think about how openworld games work. I swam in a sea of negs for that post. So yes I'm gloating but, those who know me know that I'm gloating at the people who came with their Joe Bloggs developer knowledge and then dismissed my actual game dev knowledge like frightened children.
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  • Lost Ark is the best Diablo 3 clone you can't play

  • penhalion 17/11/2014

    Um no offence to blizzard but, this kind of takes Diablo and pisses on it from a great height as far as I can see. Reply +8
  • Assassin's Creed: Unity launch beats Black Flag's in UK chart

  • penhalion 17/11/2014

    I think peoples patience is wearing thin with these buggy releases as the amazing backlash to the bugs has shown. The reason it enters the chart so high is that people pre-ordered and thus pre-bought unity some time ago. I doubt it's a mistake people will make again in the future and it looks like Ubi have realised this. Their reputation with us gamers is slowly going down the toilet. Reply +2
  • Dev who threatened Gabe Newell has returned to Code Avarice

  • penhalion 16/11/2014

    So far it's reached 857 signatures out of its seemingly arbitrary goal of 1000
    Yea I'm sure it will get to 1000 but, I for one think that re-instating would send the wrong message. As does re-hiring the idiot who thinks it's fine to threaten peoples lives over a clerical error. His attitude likely hasn't changed it's just now going to be hidden behind the sanitised twitter account.
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  • Assassin's Creed: Unity launch debacle sparks Ubisoft rethink

  • penhalion 14/11/2014

    "I did experience some bugs, but nothing on the scale that's being suggested in some of the reports I've seen," he said.
    Bullshit!
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  • Ubisoft launches Assassin's Creed: Unity live blog as devs battle bugs

  • penhalion 13/11/2014

    And I was getting negged for pointing out that despite some improvements at EG the reviews still seem as corrupt as ever with awarding high scores to games that are all but, unplayable. The Destiny and COD delayed reviews, coupled with the near robotically regular Destiny articles should have convinced people that this kind of thing is simply not acceptable.

    There's no excuse for it because EG are seeing the same damned code that the end consumer is paying actual hard earned cash for. So the same bugs, crashes and glitches are 100% present in their review versions.
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  • GTA: San Andreas Steam update removes songs, breaks some save files

  • penhalion 10/11/2014

    Licensing issues are always going to occur but, it always suprises me that companies like Rockstar haven't twigged that simply being honest about it would save so much hastle and negative publicity. Reply +1
  • Resident Evil: Revelations 2 rating hints at third playable character

  • penhalion 10/11/2014

    @jabberwocky Ah cool. I thought so! Gonna be very eerie if a dead barry is looking for his daughter! Reply 0
  • penhalion 10/11/2014

    I thought Barry was dead... Reply +1
  • Everything not saved will be lost

  • penhalion 10/11/2014

    Next article:-

    How Destiny can help you find God.

    I mean seriously. Destiny tells us nothing about anything period. At this stage it's simply clear that EG has some idiotic deal with Activision to feature at least one Destiny article per week/day/ whatever.
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  • Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare review

  • penhalion 10/11/2014

    Take a break from the carnage to actually watch what is happening on the battlefield and the widescreen illusion falls apart.
    Resistance, Fall of Man was like that. If you stepped back you'd immediately notice that the enemy ignored your squadmates and exclusively suicided towards the player. Given the advanced in game ai this kind of mistake is pretty much unforgivable in todays AAA titles.
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