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  • £50 Elite: Dangerous Beta 1 goes live

  • penhalion 01/08/2014

    online single-player
    Didn't learn from Diablo then.:rolleyes:
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  • Destiny has a soft level cap of 20, but you can go beyond it

  • penhalion 01/08/2014

    Not much about Bungies choices for this game make any sense. You have level 25 raids but, you can never actually reach level 25 (I'm not counting the vaguely described light gear nonsense). Maybe they should play WOW for a while. Also not many people will actually get to play raids at all if they can't somehow coral 5 friends into it.
    The games not even out yet and it sounds suspiciously like Bungie already know it's broken and are making excuses for the breaks.
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  • Destiny's six-player raids can only be played with friends

  • penhalion 31/07/2014

    @morgothemighty You should take your own advice! Seeing as you clearly haven't read the article.
    Oops!
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  • penhalion 31/07/2014

    This game is becoming more and more of a crapshoot every time I hear about it. This explains why I had to solo all of the missions in the beta but, kept meeting people on my way to those missions.
    A f&*king obvious suggestions to Bungie. Allow fireteams to form with the people you meet in the group areas via some kind of chat menu or even a simple ghost command that sends out a requesting assistance call that people can yay or neigh to!. Very few people are ever going to have six friends online to play a fire team mission with so that's an automatic bust!
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  • Dieselstörmers dev in trademark dispute with clothing brand Diesel

  • penhalion 31/07/2014

    @Hayvan Yes I'm serious. I live in London and Diesel is synonymous with clothing here.

    @The_Weird No not a sucker for advertising. I'm just honest enough not to automatically side with someone clearly taking the piss with their naming just because of the stuff that's come before like the Candy trademark fiasco.

    @Spatuluk I just tell it like I see it and have long since shed the nonsense of tailoring my opinions to try to fit in with some non-existant group of internet using peers.
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  • penhalion 31/07/2014

    Why are they
    A. Naming it Deiselstorm (a stupid name anyway).
    B. Not just naming it something less confusing.

    I have to say that in this instance I agree with Diesel. I've only ever associated that name with car fuel and clothing. In this instance just like calling it AppleStorm. The name is so well known that you can do nothing but, immediately think of the Diesel clothing company.
    Reply -18
  • Deep Silver parent company buys Homefront from Crytek

  • penhalion 31/07/2014

    "Several staff members" will remain in Austin to provide support on CryEngine, while others will migrate to Frankfurt and continue their work on Hunt.
    Unless there was some huge hidden cost involved I'm not seeing the point of this.
    Reply -1
  • Watch Dogs teases New Jersey-based DLC

  • penhalion 31/07/2014

    I found this game boring and how the frak is the car handling so insanely bad for a game that relies on it for so much core gameplay (everyone but, you being able to shoot from a car for instance)! Over hyped AAA crap. In my eyes AAA is now referring to the worst of gaming and not the best, with very few exceptions to that rule. Reply +5
  • Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker delayed until Jan 2015 in Europe

  • penhalion 30/07/2014

    >_< Reply -1
  • Video: Destiny meets the cloud appreciation club

  • penhalion 30/07/2014

    Destiny is done, or the beta is at least
    Actually to me, the game does indeed feel like it's done as in I have no urge to revisit it again. This is especially true if I have to play through the first set of missions on earth again.
    Aside from the first time I played the matchmaking mission (is there actually voice chat in this game). I found the game to become a slog pretty early on.
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  • ID@Xbox dev reveals costs of launching Xbox One game

  • penhalion 30/07/2014

    @lucky_jim Yea insured by who exactly? If there is a copyright dispute it's the game maker that get's sued not Microsoft so again I ask what is this for exactly? Reply +3
  • penhalion 30/07/2014

    ◾Errors & Omissions Insurance
    Explain.

    Edit: For those wondering what I mean by this. Insured by who? Unless I'm being thick here (quite possible) this makes zero sense. There is zero chance of ever covering errors and omissions as they are only discovered at a later date. So why take a fee for something that is an unknown quantity and so isn't actually coverable?
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  • Sony says EA Access program isn't "good value"

  • penhalion 30/07/2014

    Isn't this more a case of Microsoft got there first so we don't want to start looking like we are simply reacting to their choices. Case in point being the 3D blu-ray support i.e. announced by Microsoft and then quickly ganked by Sony when they realised how bad it made them look NOT having support for their own standards.

    Choice is a good thing people. Even if it's not a choice you'd personally make (i.e. I stated that I'd never give EA my money much earlier on already!)
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  • EA Access gives players access to triple-A games for $5 a month

  • penhalion 30/07/2014

    Pay EA $5 a month for eternity......oddly I'm going to pass. Reply +1
  • inFamous: First Light expansion will be released on disc too

  • penhalion 29/07/2014

    @GajKnight There is the download extras thing with my version and I got that stupid jacket to wrap it in.

    Edit: No you're right apparently that was just for the stupid paper chase bullshit.
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  • penhalion 29/07/2014

    @cowell There seem to be the usual downvoters here today but, here's an honest opinion from someone who's played 1, 2 and 3. 3 is by far the worst if best looking of the bunch. The story is shorter, totally cliche and quite frankly leads nowhere. I even have the season pass for 3 though I have zero idea what the hell that get's me as this extra content seems to be stand alone.

    Edit: Someone pointed out to me that the download stuff I got with my version is just for paperchase and some extra costumes! I stand corrected. There isn't even a season pass, which makes this even worse as paperchase was a lot of work for absolute crappy jackets and a mask.
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  • Cliff Bleszinski opened a pub

  • penhalion 29/07/2014

    I hope he's familiar with the term "A fool and his money..." Reply -1
  • Rust dev angers fans by announcing new prototype Riftlight

  • penhalion 29/07/2014

    Man you can hear the fire extinguishers from here! Cries of "Shit they expected us to honor our commitment to finish Rust? I thought they understood we were taking their money to do whatever the hell we pleased with it!" Reply -2
  • Dark Souls 2: Crown of the Sunken King review

  • penhalion 28/07/2014

    This seems decent but, a little pricy to me. Especially after the masterpiece that was Artorias. I'll never forget finding out that the very hero who's footsteps I was treading in thousands of years after his apparent death was in fact me. It's somehow fitting and humbling to realise you are trying to live up to your own legend. That the only hero capable of the job in hand is the guy who did it in the first place. Reply 0
  • Gods Will Be Watching review

  • penhalion 28/07/2014

    When I finally passed that first scenario, I was relieved but also confused. I honestly couldn't tell you what I did drastically differently that made that attempt more successful than the others.
    That quote is why I reluctantly have to agree with this review. I was at one of the shows when this was being shown as a work in progress and I made the exact same observation and criticism to the developers face. That being that the game was fundamentally unfair and seemed to require luck to make progress. I argued that this was a broken game design. That the player should NEVER have to rely on luck to succeed.
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  • Bungie reassures fans disappointed that Destiny only has one playable area per planet

  • penhalion 28/07/2014

    Reading through the comments and Bleeder makes a great point that EG simply haven't mentioned or are hoping we've all forgotten about.

    He noted that in the original preview at E3 the devs turned from the wall and stated that everything you could see you could visit. Now that we've all had a chance to play the game's Russia area. How is it that EG haven't called Bungie on that bollocks?
    In the free roaming area I couldn't go that way at all. Apparently in the thousands of years of earth advancement, learning to swim or building a hover bike that could go over water was somehow forgotten. The distant mountains are nothing but a flat texture.
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  • penhalion 28/07/2014

    @Olemak Kill the standard guys chanting around the big ball and it's shield drops. the spend the next 30 minutes shooting it in the center of the eye (weak spot) and it will die, giving you some loot.

    Yea pretty boring game as many (including me) have already noted. Borderlands does it far better and, at the risk of getting nuked, seemed a lot bigger of a game to me.
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  • penhalion 28/07/2014

    @mukki If you played the beta you already know that there are only a few story based missions on each planet and so far there appear to be only 4 planets.

    Do the math. Then work out why people have been complaining even though it's a "Beta" as you say.
    Reply +4
  • Tech Analysis: Destiny beta on Xbox One

  • penhalion 26/07/2014

    @muzzakus The PS4 is not a class above. That's a very silly fanboy myth. Both consoles are identical in ghardware with the following exceptions
    1. Memory type used.
    2. Clock speed
    3. Xbox One's gpu memory buffer.

    The memory and clock speed give a small advantage to the PS4 but, that's not some mythical class above bullshit.
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  • Final Fantasy character designer Tetsuya Nomura re-imagines Batman

  • penhalion 24/07/2014

    Do you remember the opening few minutes of Kickass 1. The cool looking guy on the roof who jumps and then to everyone surprise simply falls to his death. That's what this reminds me of. The over the top mech enhancements would make this suit so heavy it would be a joke. Reply -1
  • Valve adds thumbstick to latest Steam controller prototype

  • penhalion 24/07/2014

    the haptic stuff just doesn't work right. It's like having two mini trackpads i.e. you run out of pad before you run out of the need to move in your chosen direction. While I admire their attempt to replace the traditional sticks. Ultimately their attempt simply re-inforces why sticks have endured for so long while all else has fallen by the wayside. Reply +1
  • Titanfall adds in-game currency, ability to buy Burn Card packs

  • penhalion 24/07/2014

    I long for a substantial single player mode for TitanFall. It has great potential as a mech warrior style game (not sure who remembers the old mech warrior games). Of course given how flimsy the Titan's are I'm not sure how a single player campaign would work. Reply +1
  • CounterSpy PS4, PS3, Vita European release date

  • penhalion 23/07/2014

    This looks great and I actually originally put this on my radar because of the story i.e. that you are doing what I always thought the world was sorely in need of i.e. someone out there kicking the ass of those stupid grown up kids who call themselves spies and "intelligence agents". Reply -2
  • Watch this parkour team go Assassin's Creed over Paris rooftops

  • penhalion 23/07/2014

    I quite like these movies but, I can never shake the feeling that one day the headline will be "Man takes dive off 10th story roof while imitating assasins creed" Reply +1
  • Frozen Endzone re-named to Frozen Cortex, rejigged in large update

  • penhalion 23/07/2014

    @Cjail Yea that doesn't actually make any sense. A simultaneous turn based strategy game translated to a realtime strategy game as that's what realtime strategy games are i.e. both player move their pieces at the same time.

    The fact that EG didn't immediately call them on that description says volumes.
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  • Square Enix Humble Bundle contains Thief, Hitman, Lara

  • penhalion 23/07/2014

    Daikatana

    See right up until that point they had my money. But, this is like your mum slipping a huge turd into your sunday roast, smiling and casually saying "eat up dear...nonsense why would I be trying to kill you?"
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  • Speedrunner sets new world records for Ocarina of Time in 18.10

  • penhalion 23/07/2014

    Since when was cheating allowed in a world record attempt? Reply -4
  • Destiny beta now available to download on Xbox One

  • penhalion 23/07/2014

    If encountering Party Stabilization errors on Xbox One: try turning off your console, fully unplugging, then plugging in and trying again.
    And that will do what exactly? That is the staple "Help Desk" reply when they haven't got a clue and a reset may do something mystical. May as well read

    If encountering Party Stabilization errors on Xbox One: try sacrificing your neighbours goat on your console, fully gutting the animal, then invoking the names of the five headed gods and trying again.

    The developer stated that it had finished its planned maintenance sooner than expected and would therefore grant Xbox One owners access sooner rather than later.
    So not getting the expected overwhelmingly positive vibe from us PS4 owners then. Yea that's what happens when you create a Halo / Borderlands hybrid. Suddenly the XBone players have become more important to the sales numbers hu. So what you gonna do now after basically telling them they were second class Destiny citizens with all the exclusive PS4 content.

    Sorry (yea I know I'll get negged) but, another pet hate of mine is all this console exclusive bollocks. About time it backfired on someone.
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  • Watch Dogs enhanced graphics mod gets a final release

  • penhalion 23/07/2014

    @ubergine
    I don't even know what I'm supposed to be noticing in that video. Doesn't seem to play in HD.
    O_o seriously.
    The mod gives the game every high spec effect that was delierately turned off to stop the pc version being vastly superior to the console offerings. Play the game with the mod and suddenly the city is alive, vibrant and most crucially of all realistic looking.
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  • Battlefield Hardline misses its 2014 deadline

  • penhalion 23/07/2014

    The trouble with these games is that they only really play well when the developers play them. Get 10 random strangers in a game together and the lack of communication simply makes it a crap shoot. Not a very good crapshoot either. Reply +7
  • Details emerge on Prospero, the Valve game that never was

  • penhalion 23/07/2014

    Seems there are a lot of games at Valve that never come to fruition....need I mention the obvious one? Reply +1
  • Five Chinese Dota 2 players win $5m

  • penhalion 23/07/2014

    Good on them. The match was a classic. Reply 0
  • Mario Kart 8 Japanese ad embraces Luigi's death stare

  • penhalion 22/07/2014

    Luigi for the win! Weirdly Yoshi seems to be a bit evil too in Mario Kart 8! Reply +1
  • A few extraordinary pledges secure Areal Kickstarter success

  • penhalion 22/07/2014

    It's a con what did you expect to happen. The aim they would have had now was to get the funds released to them as quickly as possible for the getaway! Kickstarter will hand over the funds it is able to grab and then make requests for the remainder in the usual "You pledged please pay the fuck up" manner. At least that's what they seem to have been hoping for. Likely assuming that the con would be realised too late to claim back the money from the guys running down the street laughing. Reply 0
  • Bungie forced to pay $95k to ex-Halo, Destiny composer

  • penhalion 22/07/2014

    Bungie have really dropped in my eyes. Not only because of this but, also after playing the Destiny Beta. They seem like a one trick pony and have simply mashed together Borderlands and Halo to make this game.
    I'm sure it will go on to sell a gazillion copies (see what I did there :-P ) through unwarranted hype alone but, I'll be steering well clear.
    Reply +3
  • Here's why you should care about Hyrule Warriors

  • penhalion 22/07/2014

    Here's why you should care about Hyrule Warrior
    That statement will make anyone who has played the Dynasty Warriors franchises laugh out loud. The problem has never been the subject matter. It's the repetition. After a while you just plain get burned out hacking the same old cannon fodder to death to win a zone on a map you've long since ceased to care a damn about.
    What keeps you going then is the between mission story progressions and the occasional cut scene between your characters. Finally even that doesn't make you want to slog through yet another battlefield and you put the game down.
    This is the cycle for all these games so far. Having seen the treehouse footage of Hyrule Warriors I don't see any difference.
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  • Oddworld: New 'n' Tasty! review

  • penhalion 21/07/2014

    This is a story-driven game in which neither game nor story are made to suffer because of the close proximity of such traditionally toxic partners.
    But, this has been my point for a long time. They aren't toxic partners they are necessary partners to creating a truly unique and long lasting experience. It's why I balk at COD's paper thing plots and cheap "Just to drive the killing" back stories. Rainbow Six was refreshing in that regard and then got shelved. Dead Space 1 was amazing for it's story and gameplay coherence and then they ruin it with DS2 and DS3's nonsense, totally over the top "Giant civilisation eating moons bullshit.

    It's like they can't help themselves. The main motto of the so called great game designers of today seems to be "Why make something good when you can make something cheap and tacky". Even Bungie, with Destiny and it's moon wizards, just couldn't seem to bring themselves to have the confidence to make a story worth a damn.
    Reply +3
  • Google Play removing "free" label for F2P games with in-app purchases

  • penhalion 21/07/2014

    @GamesProgrammer
    Surely they should be marked IAP, not putting anything doesn't really make it less misleading.
    I think they have just done a quick fix for now by updating the code behind the page rendering to remove the Free text when an app is listed as free in their database. In time they can (in theory) put in any substitute text they deem fit too. So it may well be that what to replace the free label with is still being debated.

    Edit: Apparently the limited space can't fit "Money grabbing bastards!" or "Corrupt Underhanded Nefarious Timewaster" though maybe an acronym might fit.......
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  • Five talking points from the weekend's Destiny beta

  • penhalion 21/07/2014

    You can feel every cent of Activision's $500 million investment on the screen
    Are these silly quotes just getting more and more nonsensical each time. The game looks great but, it's not 500 million great. It almost feels like someone is throwing some of that budget towards certain websites to garner a lot of hype and positive press. However, anyone who's played this game will have the same mixed reactions I did i.e. it looks great but, plays like borderlands and the free roaming is boring to say the least.
    Reply +4
  • News channel uses Metal Gear Solid 5 screenshot in child soldiers report

  • penhalion 20/07/2014

    Oh dear god did no-one even examine the footage? It's not that hard to tell it's not real children in the clip. Even the way they carry the guns portrays no weight to the things. What did they think these were super children! Reply 0
  • What if every PC game could run on your tablet?

  • penhalion 20/07/2014

    The reality is that few of us would care to game on a 7, 8 or even 10 inch screen. It's just not much fun unless the game is a casual 5 minute style or some kind of strategy/card style game where you can use touch.

    It's a great novelty to have something like Batman Arkham Asylum running on a dell venue pro but, afterjust a few minutes you start to realise why you were playing it on a 27 inch ips monitor or a 47 inch led screen in the first place!
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  • You've got male

  • penhalion 19/07/2014

    The real story in Watch Dogs is that of bereaved mother Nicole, not her sociopathic brother. So why not tell that story?
    What?
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  • Digital Foundry: Hands on with the Destiny PS4 beta

  • penhalion 18/07/2014

    Sadly cancelled my pre-order after playing the beta. It's simply a less fun version of borderlands pure and simple. Even down to the loot chests (without the look fighting that follows opening one). Your Ghost even acts as a portable Catch-A-Ride when you get your speeder bike. Even the evolving guns are just a variation on the Bazillion guns theme of borderlands only here you pick the traits your weapon has instead of randomly finding them (though there seems to be a bit of that too).

    Looks great but, I genuinely had much more fun playing borderlands 2 with friends and that had local splitscreen as a bonus.
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  • Xbox One's August update adds automatic download for digital purchases

  • penhalion 18/07/2014

    @GreenTruck Given that neither the PS4 nor the Xbox one is ever technically off if in standby mode. The answer is technically no. Reply +1
  • Elder Scrolls Online has ~775,000 subscribers - report

  • penhalion 18/07/2014

    For some reason I simply don't believe those numbers unless they are counting people like me who tried it and never returned due to it's utter crapness. Reply 0