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  • Tekken / Galaga crossover is real

  • penhalion 28/04/2015

    um... Reply 0
  • Bethesda removes paid mods in Skyrim

  • penhalion 28/04/2015

    @Skirlasvoud
    Can't help but wonder which of the two pushed the panic button first though...
    Bethesda.
    Reply 0
  • New Batman: Arkham Knight trailer shows off Robin, Nightwing and Catwoman

  • penhalion 27/04/2015

    So, no co-op, then, as some took the trailer below to indicate, but exciting nonetheless.
    Exciting? What in a completely confusing combat system kind of way?
    Reply -9
  • Silent Hills is dead, actor Norman Reedus confirms

  • penhalion 27/04/2015

    PT was never a game per-se so I'm not sure what the outrage is based on. It was a proof of concept even when Kojima was heading it. Pulling it should make no difference to anyone.

    Now as for what the heck has happened to actual Silent Hill. That is an issue that Konami need to address more in depth in order to prove that they are not on a mission to self destruct.
    Reply -7
  • Watch over an hour of Xenoblade Chronicles X gameplay

  • penhalion 25/04/2015

    @famous_roy So true. I say this stuff a lot in game threads. Sadly I say it to deaf and dumb fanboys and so it doesn't go down well. Nintendo gamers seem to be much more about the gameplay than willy waving about something being 2 frames a second quicker on platform x than y. Totally forgetting that 2 frames more on a crap game is still a crap game! Reply +2
  • penhalion 25/04/2015

    Brilliant but, I don't get this switch of Mechs to skells. The world knows what a mech is so why did that need a change? Reply 0
  • Mario Kart 8 x Animal Crossing DLC review

  • penhalion 24/04/2015

    Sold... Reply +3
  • A paid Skyrim Steam Workshop mod has already been pulled

  • penhalion 24/04/2015

    I asked Valve specifically about content that requires other content, and was told that if the download was separate and free, it was fair game."
    Ah their true colours come creeping out. Basically we steal peoples ideas because heck they shouldn't have given them away to begin with. Excellent attitude there Valve. I just lost a lot of respect for you.
    Reply +8
  • Microsoft apologises for using PC footage in Xbox One Witcher 3 trailer

  • penhalion 23/04/2015

    Lot of people with a lot of growing up to do, though it appears to be the usual fanboy mob thankfully. Both Sony and Microsoft have done this in the past as have EA, Activision and UbiSoft. They have all had commercials where they have later had to add those most famous words "The bove footage may not be reflective of the final product" and the worst one of "Not actual gameplay footage" which the call of duty trailers seem to live by! Reply +5
  • PlayStation 4 UK price cut to £299 this weekend

  • penhalion 23/04/2015

    So the 299 xbox price cut has been having an effect after all and I guess Sony don't want Microsoft to steal the initiative.

    I must say i did see a few people buying XBones this weekend so it was definitely a working strategy. I guess under 300 is the magic number.
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  • Could Bloodborne work as an eSports title?

  • penhalion 23/04/2015

    @DjFlex52 lol Destiny wasn't the biggest game of 2014! Where did you hear that? Reply +1
  • Assassin's Creed creator Patrice Désilets announces Ancestors: The Humankind Odyssey

  • penhalion 23/04/2015

    That reveal told me nothing. Reply +4
  • Bloodborne patch 1.03 released

  • penhalion 23/04/2015

    Other various bug fixes....er ok.... Reply +1
  • Bloodborne's mysterious closed door solved

  • penhalion 23/04/2015

    One item was a pendant described as having "no effect, but fond memories comfort travelers." Miyazaki told a Famitsu interviewer that he'd always pick the pendant or nothing,
    I never fell for that troll and always picked the skeleton key. I always took Miyazaki at his word that he hadn't hidden anything from the player. I read the description and left it every time. I assumed it was referring to Miyazaki's own fond memories!

    Sometimes, when someone tells you something has no meaning you might try believing them.....
    Reply +2
  • Video: Those unscripted moments in State of Decay

  • penhalion 22/04/2015

    I loved this. Reply +6
  • Decrypting the new Destiny: House of Wolves trailer

  • penhalion 22/04/2015

    @superfurry Nope not much time at all. I will revisit for HOW and, if it's easy enough to get the etheric light, I will upgrade my exotics and raid weapons but. Why do I suspect that bungie just can't stick to a good plan and will make getting etheric light a complete random grind fest. Reply 0
  • penhalion 22/04/2015

    @mega-gazz MMO's don't give new areas as part of the sub. You do in fact have to buy the new content. WOW has worked like that for years. With big midnight launches for their main content updates. Usually they add new story missions throughout the year to keep things fresh. Though generally speaking each new DLC you buy usually has enough content for 6 months of fresh finds.

    Destiny is broken in this regard as it has pretty much two to three days worth of missions then 6 months of random luck involved in getting any of the new items that were introduced with the DLC. This has lead to quite a backlash. Especially as it require no skill from the player. Just a willingness to waste their time grinding and hoping. The main and fundamental difference with a game like WOW is that, although there is an element of RNG involved in the frequency of the drops. How you get each actual item is set in stone. You get X from killing creature Y for instance. You may need to kill 2k of them but, you WILL get item X. Destiny's rng works differently however (Crota being the exception) in that you may actually NEVER get some items whether you play for 1 day or 1 million. When players realise this they soon leave in disgust.
    Reply -3
  • penhalion 22/04/2015

    The teaser focuses on this new character several times. Could she be the new quest giver for House of Wolves, similar to Eris for Crota's End?
    That may in fact be the bounty giver. Seeing as she wears the queens colours and has lost an eye to the wolves.
    Reply 0
  • The Evil Within DLC The Consequence released with new trailer

  • penhalion 22/04/2015

    @masseffectman
    Rubbish man, the game wasn't "widely hated". It was actually widely praised
    No it wasn't! Read the original reviews again. The game was pegged as pretty mediocre when released. It's the DLC that was praised. As a result there is indeed little interest in this game and thus little chance the DLC will sell that well either. Hopefully it sells enough to make a sequel a possibility though to be honest. I lost a lot of interest in the game when I realised it was all set in a machine and that the premise is now going to be that you can never tell if you are in or out of the thing. That kind of thing means that you'll never expect to have an ending where you genuinely get out and so will usually end up loosing interest in trying. It's human nature sadly.
    Reply 0
  • Halo: The Master Chief Collection gets new 1.6GB patch

  • penhalion 22/04/2015

    @dai_bonehead I think he got negged because he seems to be using huge patches as an excuse for choosing a PS4 over XBox when Sony are pretty much considered worse for patches and constant OS updates etc. etc. It reads like a backhanded dig at XBox which is basically nothing to do with this thread. Reply +1
  • Footage released of canned Alan Wake 2 prototype

  • penhalion 21/04/2015

    I liked Alan Wake game but, it was ultimately forgettable. For instance I don't even recall his wife walking out of the lake at the end! Reply -2
  • Look at League of Legends-maker Riot's new office

  • penhalion 21/04/2015

    You would think they would learn. How many offices like this have we seen in news articles being stripped to the bones when it all goes south for the one hit wonder. Reply +21
  • The best PC games

  • penhalion 20/04/2015

    wow didn't really agree with most of that list. Stuff like Grimrock not being there etc. etc. Reply +1
  • Watch Dota 2's third-person shooter mod in action

  • penhalion 20/04/2015

    @goldbug +1 that statement is so often the cause of dreadful and un-necessary mods, games and many other things in life that we would have been better off without. I expect the next one to be a terminator knocking at my door, closely followed by some military scientist apologising profusely for my imminent death at the hands of his pet ai project. Reply 0
  • Probing the latest Mass Effect 4 leak

  • penhalion 20/04/2015

    Your Crew, Your Story
    Ok call me a cynic but, wasn't that pretty much the promise they broke for ME3. Your "Story" didn't mean a damn in the end.
    Reply +24
  • Disney Infinity 3.0 leak names characters - report

  • penhalion 20/04/2015

    Oddly still not excited about this up-coming star wars film. It looks like I'm not alone either as I noticed they had to break out Han and Chewwie in the latest trailer in the hopes of getting the old school fans like me invested. Guess what...still not invested. I just can't see how this fits into the epic "Saturday Matinee" feel the originals had and the new ones so royally borked. Reply -1
  • Mortal Kombat X review

  • penhalion 20/04/2015

    but if you don't want to learn any of them, you don't have to. You can still look just as cool, and no one will know the difference.
    Gotta say that I used to get a bit miffed when I would do the fatality wiggle as I call it and have no fatality happen. My opponent instead just fainting to the floor like they got tired of waiting so......
    Reply +1
  • Man conquers Bloodborne with a guitar controller

  • penhalion 20/04/2015

    O_o

    Is it just me or does this game just seem easier the wackier a control method you use....

    starts looking for his nintendo power glove
    Reply +1
  • You now have to spend at least $5 to access some Steam features

  • penhalion 20/04/2015

    @Bain_Kaos If you are on steam then you've likely spent at least $5 by now. A single steam sale will put you over that limit without even thinking about it! Reply +1
  • Dark Souls 2 patch will fix weapon degradation bug

  • penhalion 17/04/2015

    Wow those dopes who were arguing with us in the other thread must feel like morons now. When we stated that it couldn't be anything other than a bug because your weapons would often not last through a boss encounter. Some thing that makes the early game almost a joke of un-playability. Even if you repaired weapons after death you would end up right back at the same boss, facing the same broken weapon.

    I'm amazed some people then claimed it was intentional to make the game more challenging. Just goes to show that, with souls games, people often don't realise that they were never intended to be so stupidly hard as to be virtually unplayable. It was always the intention to make them challenging but, fair i.e. once you knew a strategy it was only your mistakes that would cause you to fail. Not weapons breaking mid battle or spells not hitting etc. etc.
    Reply +12
  • Report: Phil Harrison is leaving Microsoft

  • penhalion 17/04/2015

    Microsoft confirms amicable split.
    Translation: He took everything in his office, that wasn't nailed down, and split!
    Reply +4
  • Mojang fix Minecraft vulnerability that allowed players to crash servers

  • penhalion 17/04/2015

    @el_pollo_diablo It's not Microsoft this time. They didn't even own Mojang two years ago. Reply +4
  • penhalion 17/04/2015

    Dicks! Seriously. He reports it. Explains it and then tells them it will crash servers. They basically ignored it and then he has to finally start bringing their entire system down around their ears before they actually decide to act!

    Given the speed of the fix after he let the bug loose in the world. It's plain to see that they could have fixed it two years ago.
    Reply +10
  • Top-down shooter Halo: Spartan Strike hits Steam, iPhone, iPad

  • penhalion 17/04/2015

    @Baban_Iesu Lol my exact experience with the first one! I breezed through it until I tried to get gold then it became virtually impossible. Reply 0
  • The new Shadow of the Beast is one man's dream come true

  • penhalion 16/04/2015

    how did that beast get into that cavern, and why are those thrusters embedded underground? They're questions addressed by this new take, even if the answers are never explicitly told.
    Odd I remember playing this and simply assuming that the Beast Master was actually an alien to the world and was using those machines to change the humans into his animalistic slaves. As such it didn't seem even slightly odd that there were trusters in the cavern as, given how the background looked, I always thought that we were actually in the buried alien ship.
    Reply +4
  • Ziggurat brings procedurally-generated first-person shooting to PS4 next week

  • penhalion 16/04/2015

    @ziggy_played_guitar Not sure what muppets voted you down. It's a legitimate point here. This game has been on XBox for a few weeks now but, only the PS4 version seems to warrant a mention. It falling to the editor to note it's actually on Xbox already.

    I would call bias but, that seems painfully obvious when something that is already available is only worth mentioning if it's coming (not even there yet) on PS4?
    Reply +3
  • Deus Ex: Mankind Divided will be completely ghostable

  • penhalion 16/04/2015

    Nice. I ghosted the original when I realised it was possible. Tried in the last one and then got forced to fight the bosses. It was pretty annoying to have the game FORCE me to be spotted at key moments. I swore a lot because of that nonsense! Reply +2
  • New Bitmap Brothers book from Sensible Software book bunch

  • penhalion 16/04/2015

    Speed Ball, based on Mean Arena from 2000ad as far as I remember. Even the artwork reminded me of that old comic strip. Loved the Bitmap Bro's games. Why no mention of Xenon. I can't say I'm that nostalgic about their games so wouldn't spend 30 quid on a book about it but, they were fond memories none the less. Reply 0
  • Bloodborne sales pass 1m in under two weeks

  • penhalion 14/04/2015

    @grassyknoll There seem to be a bunch of muppets who go through the forums negging people for no reason. Given the small number of posts on this forum it's oddly not likely to have been anyone who actually posted here. I guess the Sony Fanboy Massive are alive and kicking. If I remember correctly the rules were:-

    1. You shall not ask any question in a Sony game post.
    2. You shall not answer any question in a sony game post.
    3. You shall sho no signs of intelligence other than a woohoo or other guttural sound of appreciation.
    4. (Most important rule) You shall not read or otherwise look at the contents of the post lest they corrupt your biased and fan blinded vision with reason!

    Seriously though. I am still wondering why EG haven't switched to the same rating system as their sister site Gamebiz. It really does get rid of all the downvoter prats rather sharpish.
    Reply -20
  • Destiny's House of Wolves expansion has no new raid, Bungie confirms

  • penhalion 14/04/2015

    @Uncompetative Actually if you look back at the glitches you'll notice that "The Arena" was supposed to be the next raid. The problem is that it's just a hoard mode. Likely made when Bungie thought they could get away with releasing that and calling it a raid. The hardcore people leaving and huge amount of casual (play for a short time and then simply not returning) players they have attracted in their place must have really hammered home to bungie what they have done. They weren't gaining millions of loyal players as they had thought but, were instead alienating those who were loyal for a quick short term grab at the fickle casual games crowd. Reply 0
  • penhalion 14/04/2015

    @Sercd I'm in the same boat. I keep trying to force myself to play again but, I now play neverwinter instead and even yesterday (last day to grab the strange before rese), I did one then couldn't even be asked to do anything else on the game so went happily back to neverwinter again.

    The game is effectively dead to me and I notice that a lot of the mentioned changes are things that the players all asked for a long time ago but, that Bungie had fobbed off when they were still in their "People will be our b%^ches and play for 10 years" delusional phase. Before the mass exodus that has been happening finally hit home to their egos. The realisation that people really had had enough of the nonsense. The designers all seemed to be working to a completely psychotic company line of "treat them mean and keep them keen" mentality.

    Well guess what! We are not your ex girlfriend Bungie and we don't respond well to bad treatment.
    Reply +4
  • penhalion 14/04/2015

    and a fix for the game's heavy ammo bug.
    Ke?

    Oh and isn't the patch tomorrow NOT today as they posted about it this morning.
    Reply +1
  • Yoshi's Woolly World Amiibo now available to pre-order

  • penhalion 14/04/2015

    @el_pollo_diablo That was bad but, I had to +1 you for it......ouch the pain... Reply +2
  • Windows usernames causing GTA 5 PC installation issues

  • penhalion 14/04/2015

    I forgot how amazing GTA looks when you are just wandering about. Reply +1
  • Titan Souls review

  • penhalion 13/04/2015

    I said it when this was announced and previewed all that while back. The one hit kill thing is going to ruin this (got the usual nuked rating as a result).

    See the thing is I'm a games designer as well as a developer and punishing the player so totally and unforgivingly (the one hit kill) can only ever have one of two effects (both not ideal):-

    The player hates you and leaves the game as a result
    The player hates you but, is determined to get past the challenge despite you!.

    Both of these things ensure that players, no matter how sympathetic to your cause, will be very reluctant to touch anything you do next. Their subconscious memory of how they felt when playing your game will be one of frustration, anger and ultimately unfairness. It's one of the chief reasons that many gamers (even those who purport to love the dark souls series) often hesitate and outright walk away from buying another souls game. Often citing the challenge as being too much for them. In reality it's the frustration, anger and sheer hopelessness that the games instil in the player if they don't "get it" after a few deaths.

    Players have fond memories of beating a boss or of the games atmosphere but, and it's a big but, their subconscious memory is screaming at the prospect of going through that hell again for any reason!
    Reply -14
  • Jon Blyth on: Bloodborne

  • penhalion 11/04/2015

    @BobbyDeNiro You are not alone. I'm a souls veteran and I found the first boss to be a complete pain. When I finally conceded and watched a youtube video I was both amazed and disgusted in equal measure. There I had been wading in for quick, close combat and it turned out that you had to actually approach the boss as you would a Demon's souls boss i.e. hang back, snipe and then go in when the boss did specific attack moves.

    I really couldn't bring myself to play much beyond that.
    Reply -1
  • Affordable Space Adventures review

  • penhalion 10/04/2015

    Saw this on Nintendo Direct and it sounded quite good fun. Will check it out. Reply +4
  • Destiny patch will let you lock up your gear

  • penhalion 10/04/2015

    @captain_Carl It wasn't on the list at all...... Reply +1
  • penhalion 10/04/2015

    @Uncompetative That would lead to that one shotgun rushing bas#$d having infinite heavy ammo and thus a never ending kill streak. Catch 22. Reply +1
  • penhalion 10/04/2015

    @Perjoss Yea in Bloodborne I've done that delete while thinking I was re-naming.....that is one user interface that someone should have looked at more closely. Reply -1