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  • 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 0
  • 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.
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  • 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.
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  • 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 -2
  • 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?
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  • 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.
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  • 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.
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  • 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.
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  • 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...
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  • 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
  • Lode Runner creator Douglas E. Smith passes away at 53

  • penhalion 16/09/2014

    Fek me that's unexpected. Broderbund and Lode runner are fond memories. Didn't know there was an XBLA version. Will have to pick this up in memory of one of the makers of my childhood memories. Reply +1
  • Microsoft buys Mojang and Minecraft for $2.5bn

  • penhalion 15/09/2014

    @kangarootoo Have you ever read what analysts say? Have you ever noticed that "Us armchair experts" tend to disagree with them and call them idiots. Then have you noticed that 9/10 the armchair expert was right and what the analyst said was utter tosh.

    Now ask yourself again. Are you sure that these other humans (as far as I am aware they are doing their day job just like you and me) have a fucking clue what they are doing buying minecraft for 2.5 billion!
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  • penhalion 15/09/2014

    Well sanity certainly had zero to do with this deal. Minecraft isn't worth nearth that much in revenue. 100 million profit per year it's a 25 year mortgage for microsoft! Reply +2
  • Frontier reveals Elite: Dangerous launch price

  • penhalion 15/09/2014

    @Eldritch Sadly gone are the days when the packaging for a game was as high quality as the game itself. Given recent AAA games I don't think they'd sell too well if you boxed them with the quality they deserve i.e. a bag of shit. Reply +3
  • Destiny UK's biggest new IP launch ever

  • penhalion 15/09/2014

    Yea excellent launch fuelled entirely by the lack of reviews from a way too complacent and subservient gaming press! Reply +2
  • Digital Foundry: Hands-on with Bayonetta 2

  • penhalion 14/09/2014

    I'm sorry but, what did the wonderful 101 have to do with bayonetta? Reply +7
  • Face-Off: Destiny

  • penhalion 14/09/2014

    This is one of those games where I feel lucky I didn't opt for a season pass. It must be burning those people who spent 35 quid extra only to find that that 35 quid may buy them more of a game that is quite frankly a war of attrition to get through to begin with. Add to that one of the loneliest multiplayer games ever and you're not left with much. Today for instance I took on a walker tank solo in old Russia. Not one other person seemed to be on the patrol maps! Maybe it's a server issue (I'm level 18 I think) but, I doubt it. Heck the only reason I'm still playing is that I have one more story mission to finish! Reply 0
  • Destiny public events to occur more frequently

  • penhalion 12/09/2014

    The public events happen ridiculously irregularly. The beta had a lot more smaller and more frequent events so I'm not sure why this was ever changed. It's especially puzzling because even if you do more than one you are only ever awarded for the first you do each day. This means they already have a means, in place and active, to stop exploiting of the events. Reply 0
  • Sony insists Vita is here to stay

  • penhalion 12/09/2014

    Ok purely on a technical point the devices are here to stay when even one has been bought unless that one is destroyed somehow. Heck I've got a table that's technically here to stay for at least the next few hundred years. Doesn't mean they make them anymore..... Reply +3
  • US Xbox One sales rise but PlayStation 4 still top

  • penhalion 12/09/2014

    @J0rdan_KZ Actually despite Sony's hype I think you'll find that the XBone is actually not that far behind the PS4 and sales are rapidly reaching parity as people who switched from 360 to ps4 are starting to get xbones. I own both but, increasingly find that I'm using my XBox One more. I know this will sound silly to anyone who doesn't have a bone but. I find the extra effort of switching feeds on the TV to get to the PS4 increasingly annoying when I can just yell XBox goto and have it switch from watching tv to my game.....most of the time. Reply -4
  • Come play Destiny multiplayer with us from 4pm BST

  • penhalion 11/09/2014

    @Uncompetative Go look at all the negs I got for pointing this out when the game was first bloody shown! Reply -3
  • Listen to Paul McCartney's theme song for Destiny

  • penhalion 11/09/2014

    @kangarootoo He's getting on poor bloke. Probably never even heard of Destiny before pitching up at the studio on Agent's orders and yep that's autotune. Reply 0
  • penhalion 11/09/2014

    Destiny just can't catch a break can it :eek: Reply 0
  • Destiny guide

  • penhalion 11/09/2014

    @TeaFiend
    The Traveller is your dad.
    Strangely, given the ghosts were made by the traveller and the ghost revives you after your dead for some time (the ghosts words not mine). This again wouldn't surprise me in the least!
    Ironic isn't it that even your lame joke can't be dismissed due to such a lack of any story in the game.
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  • penhalion 11/09/2014

    If you're wondering. There's really nothing to write a guide about. Harsh I knwo but, as a lot of you have played it, you know I'm not lying. The game is basically shoot stuff and revive dead ghosts or collect the gold chests. There are, as far as I can find, no other things to find and do outside of shooting the enemy for no reason I can discern. It actually wouldn't suprise me if the traveller was the bad guy. I mean there's just no explanation at all! Reply 0
  • Resident Evil: Revelations 2 will debut as four weekly episodic downloads

  • penhalion 11/09/2014

    Why do this given the short length of each episode? Reply -2
  • Nintendo shows off NES Edition 3DS XL

  • penhalion 11/09/2014

    Am I just being a humpty or is it pointless to buy an old 3DS when the new one is already confirmed and dated for Japan. The old one can't even play xenon chronicles either. Reply +2
  • Activision: Destiny "most successful new video game franchise launch ever"

  • penhalion 10/09/2014

    @Sildur Got some bad news for you in that case. Those "Defend your Ghost" missions are like 90% of the campaign. It feels like they are trying to make you connect with the Ghost like Halo had you connect with Cortana. The problem is that the Ghost is neither a romantic interest, a true friend or a good advisor. I noticed one reviewer had the same experience I had i.e. that your ghost will yell a warning a few seconds or so after you have already engaged the enemy and are fighting for your life. This makes the ghost even more annoying!

    edit: One in joke my fireteam now has is that the ghost is secretly looking at internet porn and occasionally glances up and notices stuff. He seriously sounds that dis-interested in your predicament throughout the campaign!
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  • EA is removing Ray Rice from Madden 15 following NFL suspension

  • penhalion 10/09/2014

    In all seriousness though. This is the right move. You just can't promote people like that. He needs to get help, be seen to have gotten the help he needs and then be watched to ensure that he is indeed for want of a better word "fixed" as a human being. Whether male or female there is simply no excuse for acts of violence against your partner or anyone for that matter. Reply 0
  • Destiny thrills, but the big picture rings hollow

  • penhalion 10/09/2014

    The missions lack variety and too often the "get to a location" missions leave you staring upwards at a ledge you're given no clear indication of how to climb.
    This quote rang so true for me it wasn't funny. Even in the first let's play when the EG guy is trying to jump up what should have been an easy wall and un-knowingly encountering an invisible wall. I thought jesus Bungie really have pulled the wool over peoples eyes both about the freedom the game gives and the endgame nonsense.

    Borderlands the prequel is going to cane this for gameplay (not visuals obviously). Bungie seem to have forgotten to add fun!
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  • Microsoft pledges to replace batch of noisy Xbox One consoles

  • penhalion 10/09/2014

    For Microsoft it looks like the XBox will end up being cheaper WITH kinect as it cost a lot more to replace a whole console than simply ship it with the device. Gotta love irony. Reply 0
  • Sony appears to have fixed vanishing Destiny PSN pre-orders problem

  • penhalion 10/09/2014

    I can imagine the conversations
    Activision: The money pit is working as expected. The cash keeps pouring in. As long as there are no reviews it should all work flawlessly.
    Sony: Yea about that....some people actually want something in return for giving you money
    Activision: Nonsense...really...you're serious.
    Sony: Yea maybe we can actually, you know, let them download Destiny.
    Activision: But, it's not finished...is it? Aw heck we can sell them some crap about an end game or something and just give it to them.
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  • Xbox One's Japanese launch musters half sales of Xbox 360

  • penhalion 10/09/2014

    We stand here today...on this Japanese soil...to lay to rest a mighty beast to rest. While these beasts still roam free on the planes of the west. Here in the east they are all but extinct. Their habitats raided by the Great PeeHesssFour. We hope to establish a preserve to save some of these mighty beasts but, the Japanese people seem opposed to the idea and so we don't hold out much hope for establishing a successful, thriving colony. Reply +1
  • Microsoft to buy Mojang for $2 billion - report

  • penhalion 10/09/2014

    What the hell would they do this for? I mean that's 2 billion down the drain when the minecraft generation grow out of it and (judging by my niece and nephews waning interest in it) isn't as far off as it sounds.
    Mojang isn't worth even a fraction of that amount. It was a random success based on a copy of a game with added interactions.
    Dear lord I hope Bill steps in and screams DUE F$%KING DILLIGENCE! And stops the whole mess!
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  • Destiny launch day live report

  • penhalion 09/09/2014

    Ok having finally played the full version I'm seeing where Activisions 500 mil went. On hype! The game itself is exactly what the beta suggested i.e. a less fun version of borderlands! The difference is that Borderlands doesn't require me to be online to play it and ironically has about 10 hours more of gameplay than destiny does (I'm counting story only here).
    I swear how in fraks name is this crap with the delayed reviews being allowed to happen. is the gaming press sell out really so complete
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  • Editor's blog: I'm leaving Eurogamer later this year

  • penhalion 09/09/2014

    Sorry to be blunt but, is this why some of those Daily Star style articles have been getting through! I mean for a while now it's been like nothing has actually passed an editors eye. I remember a lot of the good articles here on EG, where it was clear the personal opinions were curbed in favour of some kind of balanced impartial approach. Lately however, some of the opinions seem to be down right venomous against this and that with no balance. So I make no apologies for having been pretty vocal in asking what the heck was going on in the editing lately. Seems I have my answer. Reply +1
  • For Sony, Destiny is the first-party PlayStation 4 game it needs this Christmas

  • penhalion 09/09/2014

    This is just Sony doing what they do best i.e. finding a way to fumble the ball 2 inches from the end zone. Its a case of "Yay we are selling like hot cakes" then the sudden realisation that they have F-all games this christmas and Microsoft have Sunset Overdrive, Halo etc. etc. all big IP that they have been consistently slow burning with hype. This chrustmas it's a straight choice between some great games and an XBone and Destiny which, if any of us are honest, will have burned out by then and shown itself to be the short multiplayer FPS that it is just like Titanfall did on XBone. Reply 0
  • Alone's upside-down thinking brings new life to a tired genre

  • penhalion 08/09/2014

    The reason for this immersion, I suspect, is the fact that Alone's developers have done something wonderfully simple and ingenious. They've inverted the controls, meaning that when you want to move up, you shift your thumb down, and when you want to move down, you shift your thumb up.
    Hmmm not sure they should be making such noise about the controls. Pretty much every game I can think of on console allows inverted for looking and thus steering the character. If I recall you could even force it on the xbox preferences.
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  • Video: Watch us play Destiny from 3pm BST

  • penhalion 08/09/2014

    @ToiletDuck Fair enough in that case.

    @Carpetfluff No it doesn't. You are encouraged to stick with your weapon of choice otherwise you don't unlock it's buffs. So constantly changing weapons becomes a hinderance not a boon as the game progresses.
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  • penhalion 08/09/2014

    Genuine question here (so let the defenders of Destiny come out of the woodwork) but, has anyone seen even one new thing since the beta? I genuinely haven't seen jack that's apparently changed and that kind of seems to confirm this is one short ass game! Reply -1
  • penhalion 08/09/2014

    @ToiletDuck Um seriously didn't play the beta hu? Reply -5