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  • Destiny: House of Wolves review

  • penhalion 26/05/2015

    What's within the Prison of Elders is hardly a replacement for the raids that have previously seen Destiny at its very best
    I've said it once and I'll say it again. Are you sure you are playing the same game as the rest of us!
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  • Performance Analysis: Borderlands: The Handsome Collection revisited

  • penhalion 24/05/2015

    Glad to hear it. I uninstalled the game based on it being so slow even to go through a menu was a chore! Reply -3
  • Blizzard explains decision to stub out Tychus' cigar

  • penhalion 23/05/2015

    By removing the cigar, Blizzard can put the development time into creating more content "instead of bloating the management of one character", he added.
    Translation. We've gotten a lot of flack about teaching kids that smoking is somehow cool and decided to ditch trying to stick up for what is ultimately a loosing battle. So the cigar goes end of!
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  • Desura addresses complaints that it hasn't paid developers

  • penhalion 23/05/2015

    admitting that it's behind in paying its clients due to its CEO being in the hospital.
    What? How does that affect the day to day running of the company where invoices due payment are concerned. The CEO doesn't personally sign them or authorise them. He certainly would have to deliberately have said DON'T pay them for the finance team to have stopped paying the amounts due!
    Reply +1
  • Polybius: The story behind the world's most mysterious arcade cabinet

  • penhalion 22/05/2015

    @Conker_The_King
    the truth is out there
    No...no it isn't now stop asking questions.....
    Reply 0
  • Lizard Squad teen pleads guilty to 23 charges of harassment

  • penhalion 22/05/2015

    @Retro_ The whole point is that they crave the attention. It's a case of does a tree make a sound if it falls in the woods and no-one was there to hear it. That is literally their mentality. Whatever they do has to be heard, seen or shown to the masses or it didn't happen. Reply +5
  • Microsoft's June Xbox update targets Windows app

  • penhalion 22/05/2015

    I hope that finally unlock the XBox One for use as a dev kit! Reply +3
  • Flashback creator's Subject 13 out next week

  • penhalion 22/05/2015

    Oddly reminds me of Myst. Reply +2
  • Destiny fans wolf down House of Wolves' hardest challenge

  • penhalion 21/05/2015

    Playing this at the moment but, there really isn't that much to it. Not even slightly impressed by the "We finished 35 at 33" nonsense. I nearly bossed 34 at 31 and then 32 (forgot I was levelling gear) with a few regular friends of mine. It's not that hard and in fact the 34 boss is harder than the 35 boss! Skolas just puts a debuff on you that gives you a 30 second timer like the death mod in a final fantasy game and your mates need to pass it around like a hot potatoe. If you wreck his hidden servitor then you can gally Skolas in the face in record time.

    In fact it's harder to get to Skolas than it is to kill him!
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  • League of Legends automated reform system targets toxic players

  • penhalion 21/05/2015

    @daddygerplex Maybe time to grow up a little then. The
    I never start it but
    says it all.
    Reply +3
  • Video for cancelled Doom 4 revealed

  • penhalion 19/05/2015

    Anyone else think that they were looking at a new gears of war?

    I oddly liked the off key Doom music though. It somehow fit and I'm going to be controversial here and say I actually wouldn't have minded a third person Doom 4 in the style of Gears. It had potential and would have shaken tings up a bit from the old formula.
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  • A (very) brief look at the new Doom

  • penhalion 18/05/2015

    @atthegates Not sure why you got negged. I'm one of those fans and I'm already pissed at ID tech 5 and what was Doom.

    It was a shambles before the community added mods like duct tape! (flashlight on gun). The dark areas were literally 100% dark. Things spawned in behind you religiously and the whole thing may as well have been on rails it was so linear.
    Reply +1
  • Return to vendor: the legend of Xur

  • penhalion 15/05/2015

    Here's what I suspect: each Exotic has a percentage chance to appear in Xur's inventory. Some are more likely than others.
    Wrong. It's been proven that GHorn was removed from the list. The data mining guy proved that by being right 100% of the time until Bungie screwed with Xur again.
    Reply +1
  • Not a Hero review

  • penhalion 14/05/2015

    Played this at rezzed a while back and oddly my comment to the dev was that it was a bit fiddly to get in and out of cover reliably without getting your head shot off. Clearly taking feedback not one of their strong suits... Reply 0
  • Indie dev left devastated after troll ruins its Kickstarter

  • penhalion 14/05/2015

    While I have sympathy. Surely the Kickstarter would have failed anyway. I know that's harsh but, it's true.

    Incidentally, if they extend the kickstarter. They would need to zero it, then contact everyone who pledged and ask them to repledge. Otherwise those who have re-allocated their pledge money when the campaign failed would end up effectively being robbed if it suddenly got extended and then succeeded.
    Reply +4
  • Ubisoft ditches Xbox 360 and PS3 development

  • penhalion 13/05/2015

    Let me just put on my best craoky Yoda voice and say "This will not end well...." Reply 0
  • Sly confirmed for star-studded Ratchet & Clank movie

  • penhalion 13/05/2015

    Oh no! Please don't make it some soppy romantic nonsense! Please! Ratchet and Clank was one of the few remaining pure "Adventure into the unknown with lots of cool guns" games. Ratchet was likable because it was just him and his robot buddy saving the universe while not really having much clue why they were the ones who had to be doing it. Reply 0
  • Sony's knuckles rapped over PS4 20th Anniversary Edition competition

  • penhalion 13/05/2015

    @matseffect With competitions that rely solely on being fair and impartial then yes "Unnecessary disappointment" is a real thing. You see you can't avoid disappointment per se but, that would be the disappointment of following the rules and not winning. In this case the disappointment came from following the rules and still having bugger all chance to win due to cheating that occured because of the system not enforcing legitimate entries. Reply +2
  • Invisible, Inc review

  • penhalion 13/05/2015

    This game is all about the amazing run that ends in unexpected disaster.
    No it's all about the amazing run that ends in an unexpected success.
    Reply +1
  • Jon Blyth on: The National Videogame Arcade

  • penhalion 09/05/2015

    I tried to read the article but, that picture at the top just makes me feel like I'm reading the pointless ramblings of a nutter... Reply -8
  • Assassin's Creed: Syndicate is the Victorian AC adventure

  • penhalion 09/05/2015

    @drhickman1983 Skipped Unity too even when it was 25 quid down my local Tesco! Reply +1
  • Wolfenstein: The Old Blood review

  • penhalion 08/05/2015

    Enjoyed new order right up until the very forced and annoying ending. Did get it on budget release though so can't complain. Still it was the same price as this release.... Reply +1
  • Nintendo's doing something a little different with the Splatoon demo

  • penhalion 07/05/2015

    @jabberwocky Took me about 20 minutes to download.....I would check your internet provider wasn't called Dodgy Dave!

    Edit: I'm currently with Back-of-a-lorry Tone (BT for short).
    Reply +1
  • Destiny's new Prison of Elders mode is a lot of fun - but it's no Raid

  • penhalion 07/05/2015

    "We wanted to make sure we didn't just create big bullet sponges," Barrett says.
    Everyone who has had the chance to play this has inadvertently said the bosses are bullet sponges with gimmicks.
    Reply +2
  • penhalion 07/05/2015

    @JaqenHGhar80 If you saw the stream last night you'd know that a lot of people are not happy. First off the etheric you need to level your gear is available from a level 34 activity. You start at level 32 if you got that far with TDB. Meaning you have zero ability to clear a level 34 arena without a cheese.

    Basically they've made it near impossible to get to level 34 without weeks to months of grinding arenas and nightfalls in the hope of getting even one etheric light.

    They gloss over this but, their players aren't dumb and spotted the fact that every reveal has a team of Bungie staff artificially boosted to 34 to clear the events. They have never attempted any at level 32 likely because it's not possible to clear then at that level.

    Also people are starting to twig about the lie that "No new materials will be introduced as this caused people not to be able to level" yet etheric light is even harder to get than shards and energies!
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  • Kerbal Space Program review

  • penhalion 07/05/2015

    About time this was reviewed. It's an amazing game and hugely funny. I've lost more astronauts to launch issues than NASA! Reply +4
  • Homophobic and transphobic game removed from Steam Greenlight

  • penhalion 06/05/2015

    It is absolutely amazing, in this day and age, that this even made it to steam greenlight in the first place. I have such a low opinion of American's that I'm struggling to make it go even lower after this. A self righteous society that has simply lost any ability to understand right from wrong. Undoubtedly the unexpected culmination of years of secret bollocks agencies trying to find new and creative ways to control, and rally when needed, the masses.

    When you attempt to create a society that will turn a blind eye to wars for oil and resources while simultaneously condemning any society that get's in the way of that goal as "The Enemy". You've created a society that by it's very nature will be completely unable to tell when it's doing something right or wrong. If you take away a viable enemy they will simply look to replace that evil figure with anything they find, even their own!

    It's one of those "wow they really are that far gone" realisations.
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  • Google Play temporarily pulls Threes! for listing copycat game 2048 as search keyword

  • penhalion 06/05/2015

    @Eisenstein I pointed out that 2048n isn't a threes clone. The nut house is out in force it seems, burying logic and reason over pitchforks and nonsense as usual. Reply -2
  • penhalion 06/05/2015

    2048 isn't a 3's clone as it's based on the game 1024 but, uses a few of threes mechanics. As for pulling three's. Well it's not like three's didn't complain when 2048 came out. It's a bit hypocritical to then list yourself as being like a so called clone because the clone has proven popular now isn't it!

    I guess if they remove the reference all will be well with the google world so what's the problem?
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  • Digital Foundry: Hands-on with PlayStation Now

  • penhalion 06/05/2015

    However, we also tested the same games on a living room plasma TV, where the experience didn't feel anywhere near as good
    Hu? How old was this plasma because I don't remember one in the last 5 - 10 years that ran at anything slower than 100fps. Given most people use LED screens today how on earth did a plasma even come into the discussion?

    It feels a lot like you were actively looking for some way to excuse the lag and digging up an old plasma was the only way to try to say it can beat a living room experience.

    Not impressed with this articles many excuses for what is ultimately a sub standard experience.
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  • Killzone: Shadow Fall's 1080p class action lawsuit dismissed

  • penhalion 06/05/2015

    I'm pretty suprised this failed though to be clear it technically does indeed run in 1080p just not 1920 across. I said around that time that this technicality would scupper the lawsuit and as usual was negged to hell..... Reply -2
  • P.T. no longer available for re-download in the US

  • penhalion 06/05/2015

    I suspect that this is a mistake otherwise Sony are going against their own digital content policy. Is anyone going to call them out on that.....I'm looking at you EG! Reply -1
  • Nintendo 3DS exploit makes handheld region-free

  • penhalion 05/05/2015

    It boggles the mind why Nintendo themselves have not simply made the console region free via a firmware update and knocked this whole thing on the head once and for all. Reply 0
  • Star Wars: Battlefront will feature 12 multiplayer maps

  • penhalion 05/05/2015

    I'm getting the feeling that EA are starting to realise that people will not willingly accept a game that is worse than it's predecessors while both commanding a higher price and being on a new platform that is considerably more powerful than those predecessors ran on. Reply +4
  • Lost Planet 3 developer Spark Unlimited shutters game development

  • penhalion 05/05/2015

    Gaming certainly will not miss them. Half finished, rushed projects were their calling card. I hope they fare better in the film arena. Reply -2
  • Classic arcade games now playable in tweets

  • penhalion 02/05/2015

    Oh well. Clicking on a link isn't especially inconvenient, but having games actually run from within tweets was amusing in a "the future is now" kinda way.
    Yea really wasn't. If anything it highlighted a worrying issue that executable code could be embedded in the tweets.
    Reply +2
  • Playtonic launches 175k Yooka-Laylee Kickstarter campaign

  • penhalion 02/05/2015

    Not backing this as just from looking at the stretch goals it's clear that the 535k mark is where the actual game suddenly appears. The rest is just nonsense before that point. I mean case in point you don't even get level bosses before the 275k mark.

    I loved Rare but, this isn't rare it's just a few guys from Rare and the entire description when all stretch goals are put together just reads like Banjo under a different name.
    Reply 0
  • Code Name: STEAM review

  • penhalion 01/05/2015

    Sounds like it may be a fun pick up. Reply 0
  • Square Enix challenges the uncanny valley in DirectX 12 demo

  • penhalion 01/05/2015

    Impressive but, unless I'm missing something, that scene hardly challenges the uncanny valley at all.

    Tip to the next studio to try to challenge the valley. We only forget something is not real if and only iff we see exactly what we expect to see. This does not include Women with crystals growing out of their faces, impossible mountains, incorrect lighting on faces etc. etc.

    I like the demo but, it's like they went through a list of everything that would/could make the scene look uncanny and then included every single one!
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  • Bungie launches Destiny charity shirt for Nepal

  • penhalion 01/05/2015

    Bandwagon jumping to publicise a game. I'm sorry but, I would never buy a shirt when I can give money directly to the charities working in the field. I don't need to have some hollow symbol proclaiming that I have a soul and like to help my fellow man out when in trouble. I would have had far more respect for Bungie had they simply written a cheque for 100k or something rather than turing a disaster into a publicity angle. Reply -1
  • Video: What happens if you delete P.T. from your PS4?

  • penhalion 01/05/2015

    How was this even a question. Both Sony and Microsoft's networks have always operated thusly:

    If you buy or download something you have permanent access to it. This is done because otherwise purchases of apps that are later removed would remove the buyers ability to re-download these games when/if their console is changed or breaks. This in turn would lead to much bad publicity and even (in europe at least) a breaking of certain laws by withholding a purchase from a buyer.

    So how the heck has an article been created asking a question that was answered by the big three at the start of the last console generation when PSN and XBox Live with digital downloads actually took off in a big way. They answered this question to quell the fear buyers had that their digital copies would someday simply disappear. The answer was simply it's tied to your account so if you have previously downloaded something you will always be able to re-download it at a future date!

    So obvious question to EG. Given you MUST know this how the heck did this scaremongering article come about?
    Reply -1
  • PlayStation 4 lifetime sales pass 22.3m worldwide

  • penhalion 30/04/2015

    @Big-Boss Seriously dude chill from all the SDF nonsense! PC and XBox games are pretty much lumped in the same boat because both platforms are essentially Microsoft. If a game comes to PC from either Sony's side or Microsoft's side it's still considered a platform exclusive in the console space. You conveniently only seem to remember that when it concerns Sony titles. Reply -3
  • House of Wolves gives Destiny PvP an endgame worth investing in

  • penhalion 30/04/2015

    This article is based on a press trip to Bellevue. Activision paid for travel and accommodation.
    Hmmm editorial seem to have cut the bit where it should say "as well as writing this article while I sat on a beach sipping gin and juice. With my mind on my money and my money on my mind......"
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  • penhalion 30/04/2015

    In all the events shown so far not one has actually dropped any etheric light. The motes used in the streams are artificially given to the demo server characters. Making it seem that they will be plentiful. However, I suspect that this is simply not the case and Bungie have stealth introduced another material tax that will artificially slow player progress to the new level cap in exactly the same way as radiant shards and energies did.

    Why do I suspect this. Simple really. In today's stream one of the Bungie guys let slip that only items bought from winning the required number of matches on an Osiris card (and presumably the Prison of elders vendor) would start at level 34. He made a point of saying that all other armour drops would need to be ascended. Why would this be a proud point of note if etheric light was plentiful enough to make such a move just a simple convenience? Instead this implies to me that etheric light is a scarce commodity and, given that it is needed for both legendary armour and weapons, it looks like Bungie are expecting to make players level up their gear over many months and not the days and weeks that most people are anticipating.

    Destiny may well find that it looses us returning players if/when it becomes clear that we have simply swapped grinding the actual weapons for grinding the etheric light instead. They have already said that this can drop in a nightfall or the weekly HOW prison and Osiris events. That would suggest that it has as much chance of dropping as do strange coins, legendary weapons, legendary armour or an exotic weapon. Think about that for a second. If you have you'll soon realise that you have zero guarantee of ever getting etheric light and so you have very little chance of ever actually levelling up most of your gear.

    The whole thing seems planned so that they can say "We have x number of weekly players" while failing to mention the reality of "We have x number of people who log on for 2 days a week trying to get etheric light and failing for the most part, prompting them to repeat the cycle week in and week out until they give up and leave". At that stage no doubt they will implement stage B of the plan, where etheric light can now drop from daily missions and the old raids.

    You can fool some people all of the time but, never all people all of the time. Eventually they see the patterns and lose interest in the con.
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  • Keep Talking and Nobody Explodes turns VR into a local multiplayer riot

  • penhalion 29/04/2015

    "Because of the way the Freeplay Mode works you could set as many modules as you want with as little time as possible. That's totally an option."
    Ok my logic fails me. How is making the game impossible as way to stop it becoming juts a novelty once people are familiar with it?
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  • May Games with Gold titles include Mafia 2, F1 2013

  • penhalion 29/04/2015

    Not to be weird or anything but, why is there a PS4 Castlestorm launch trailer that asks me to subscribe to the playstation channel no less, front and center (taking up more space than the announcement text in the article) in an article about what Microsoft will be launching on XBox Live gold next month.....

    I own both consoles but, even to me this seems like a bit of a piss take by EG!
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  • Video: The doors in Bloodborne are horrible and brilliant

  • penhalion 29/04/2015

    The doors in Bloodborne are horrible and brilliant
    They replace the fog doors from Dark souls for frak sake. Nothing mysterious about them. These musings are getting silly now!
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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.
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  • 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?
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