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  • 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 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.
    Reply -2
  • 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.
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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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  • penhalion 10/11/2014

    So that's why the review was late. It didn't get the usual "Blind eye" 10/10 Reply +2
  • Halo: The Master Chief Collection review

  • penhalion 10/11/2014

    So, better than Halo.
    I actually lol'ed at that!
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  • BioWare boss polls fans on potential Mass Effect Trilogy re-make

  • penhalion 07/11/2014

    If and only if the ending is corrected to actually make a frikkin difference. We know the original writer had a whole meaningful choice thing going that some corporate twat vetoed for whatever budget nonsense reason he could come up with at the time.

    I like mass effect but, I am so not playing through it again to get the red/blue/green meaninless choice nonsense again. The only one benefitting from that kick in the teeth would be my dentist!
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  • Face-Off: Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare

  • penhalion 07/11/2014

    So far the game has been ripped apart but, no review. Is this a joke? Reply +3
  • New Mirror's Edge world record speed run sure is dizzying

  • penhalion 06/11/2014

    I loved this game but, I never realised, until this speedrun, just how ridiculous here super human running and leaping was. Reply 0
  • Unearthed ET copies now going for up to $500 on eBay

  • penhalion 06/11/2014

    @traxor It's the old "Fool and his money" thing. If you can part a fool from their money then by all means give it a go! Reply 0
  • Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker and Code Name: STEAM get new release dates

  • penhalion 06/11/2014

    Still late to my Christmas party but, like a supermodel turning up in a Mr's Santa outfit (short skirt and knee high boots) I'll make an exception!

    edit: :lol: F$%k you Mr politically correct who negged me! F%^k you!
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  • Grand Theft Auto 5 first-person mode confirmed for PC, PS4, Xbox One

  • penhalion 05/11/2014

    Obvious question. How does cover work in this mode? Reply 0
  • Destiny has over 9.5 million registered users

  • penhalion 05/11/2014

    I don't think this has any legs really. People log on to park their characters on strike lists and arenas or just to do the weekly for strange coin. Beyond that it's getting pretty deserted. I chalked up about 6 empty towers yesterday. I don't mean me and a few others I mean actually completely empty aside from the computer vendors.

    This does not in any way gel with the report by activision and I presume that was made a few weeks ago. The same report today would likely read as quickly declining numbers. I suspect that there will be a sequel out next year in order to stop a complete collapse of the franchise.
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  • You bet your life: Jason Rohrer on his upcoming game that requires betting money

  • penhalion 05/11/2014

    I would say f#$k you to Jason Rohrer but, I think that's a given unless there really are some muppets out there that will play this. Reply 0
  • Dragon Age Inquisition: the first five hours

  • penhalion 04/11/2014

    Ah the old 'Chosen One' chestnut - guilting the gullible into doing everyone else's dirty work since time immemorial.
    So painfully true...Chosen your quest is a dire one. To save our clan I will need you to collect some chips, fish and tartar sauce. If you don't return within the hour all is lost!!!
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  • Iron Banner returns to Destiny

  • penhalion 04/11/2014

    @jabberwocky The servers are pretty empty now as it is. I wandered around three completely empty towers yesterday night and ended up in Tiger strikes with just me and one other guardian for a few hours. I should note I'm playing on American Soldier time as most of my Raid buddies are in the marines over there. Needless to say they were all enjoying C.O.D instead as seem to be pretty much everyone else in the states.

    Given this I'm pretty certain Destiny will be all but. a ghost town come Friday.

    I would feel sorry for Bungie but, this seems a well deserved kick in the teeth to them given the ridiculous lack of content in destiny (even more so on XBone) and their lack of any real interest in listening to their players (the cries to not randomise teleports in Atheon being met with bollocks about a level 26 raid never supposed to be easy. Really because it f%^king should be for a level 27 and above surley!). The reality seems to be that the raid had a bug that randomly teleported people anyway and they've simply now said it's intentional rather than fixing the raids many glitches and errors.
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  • penhalion 04/11/2014

    Ah you've got to love the smell of desperation. It is a heady aroma that causes one to loose perspective and make many a silly mistake..... Reply 0
  • Handsome Jack will be a playable character in Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel DLC

  • penhalion 04/11/2014

    Seriously speaking. If they just did a Borderlands for next gen with a simple drop in/drop out co-op this would be a few dozen miles better than Destiny. I played the pre-sequel a few days ago and the whole concept, combat and variety is just plain better. Reply +2
  • Performance Analysis: Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare

  • penhalion 04/11/2014

    However, the less consistent 50-60fps performance level on Sony's platform is a surprising state of affairs
    Why is this suprising. Some of you will remember that a while back I pointed out that the PS4 isn't as powerful as the fanboys believed and that the idiotic drive for "always 1080p" on the PS4 will ultimately lead to choppy framerates as the consoles hardware simply can't keep up with the demand. I got negged of course but, I don't care about that crap as I just tell it like it is from a developers point of view.

    Of course the PS4 will hit 1080p in more circumstances than the XBone because it has some wiggle room in the graphics and memory speed arenas but, that wiggle room isn't as large as the tunnel vision fanboys would have you believe. Ultimately it's going to be those fanboys crying out at anything on PS4 that isn't 1080p that will doom the future games to this kind of inconsistant framerates.
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  • Super Smash Bros. 3DS players getting hit by 136-year online bans

  • penhalion 03/11/2014

    And what's wrong with aggresively targetting one player? It's a brawler, is it not? And couldn't the 'victim' just switch matches if such would be the case? Sure wouldn't bother me much if someone went after me all the time.
    ...If they were markedly better at the game than you I'm betting it frikkin' would!
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  • Advanced Warfare is the finest Call of Duty in years

  • penhalion 03/11/2014

    *best army sarg. voice*

    In all seriousness though. It's kind of a given that originality isn't going to be a factor. The Mobs will spawn. The only difference is that they will be wearing exosuits.
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  • penhalion 03/11/2014

    I guess this is what you get when you DON'T spend half a billion on bollocks marketing and ignore the content! :rolleyes: Reply +1
  • Sunset Overdrive debuts second in UK chart

  • penhalion 03/11/2014

    I love the humour in this game and have been playing it over the weekend. Suprisingly entertaining online mode too. Reply +6
  • Iwata: Nintendo "must consider" ending region locking

  • penhalion 03/11/2014

    @Dysisa Have to agree with you. It's not like their customers haven't pointed out that they would buy and import games from Japan (thus increasing Nintendo's bottom line) in a heart beat if it mean't not waiting years for a release that may never come.

    All nintendo genuinely have to do to facilitate this is what From did with Demon's Souls i.e. have both Japanese and English languages as standard in their games. This would allow america and most of europe to simply grab the games without the need to wait for localisation.

    The ultimate step would be to allow people to eshop these versions. Maybe have a section in the shop called Foreign Language Games or something like that. Similar to what world cinema have in stores and online.

    Then they can take their sweet time with the local releases.
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  • Death to the mini-map

  • penhalion 01/11/2014

    Why it's time to tear up the open world genre's greatest crutch.
    I'll get negged I'm sure but, whoever wrote that tagline is a twat. And here's why.

    1. In an open world you are expected to go from point A to point B. Without the map how do you find point B.
    2. When we live as real people in a city it takes us a lifetime to learn where everything is or we take a bus/ taxi etc to get to a place. We do not memorise the entire f$%king city ever!
    3. In real life we use maps or with todays technology out gps phones to find our way to places. In game that would appear as a minimap.

    In closed world games like Dark Souls it's fine not to have a mini map. You can't get lost in a linear level. But, in a full city simulation it's a must have. If it's not there, then the game would need to replace it with even more intrusive on screen markers such as the GPS guides painted onto the roads in GTA V and Watchdogs. The only thing I would argue is that the map interface should be updated. Instead of showing all the time it should be implemented as something like a zoom into the screen of the characters phone, which shows them using their gps to locate the objective. Even having it speak such as turn left after 200 yards etc. etc.

    To remove the map would require you to spend months learning the layout of a city just to play a frikkin mission correctly and is a completely stupid idea.
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