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  • Five Chinese Dota 2 players win $5m

  • rivuzu 22/07/2014

    @Der_tolle_Emil "A team (VG in this case in game 2) giving up after 15 minutes is also unusual."

    No. No, it isn't. Not in this patch.
    Reply 0
  • Bungie forced to pay $95k to ex-Halo, Destiny composer

  • rivuzu 22/07/2014

    Without O'Donnells music, Halo wouldn't have been anywhere near as popular.

    That riff (you know the one) whenever things in Halo start to pick up just gets to you.

    Dun-dun-dun-duuuuuun. Dun-dun-dun-DUUUUUN. Dun-dun-dun-DUUUUUUUUUUUN. Dun-dun-dun dun, DUN-DUN-DUN.
    Reply +16
  • Five talking points from the weekend's Destiny beta

  • rivuzu 21/07/2014

    To be honest Destiny just makes me miss Phantasy Star Universe all over again.

    CAST Acrotechger ftw
    Reply +2
  • What's in the Destiny beta?

  • rivuzu 17/07/2014

    No mention of the level cap? I wanna see how far on the unlock tree we can go Reply 0
  • Video: Why do Japanese games tell you characters' blood types?

  • rivuzu 17/07/2014

    Iirc there's a Japanese dating site specific to blood type and matching you with someone of equal type. Something to do with believing certain blood types are just better people. Reply 0
  • Starcraft, Guild Wars and State of Decay designer reveals MOBA Gigantic

  • rivuzu 16/07/2014

    @Physically_Insane You couldn't be more wrong if you tried. Each "MOBA" has it's entirely unique mechanics. Compare Smite to Dota. Or League to Dead Island Epidemic.

    They are different in the sense that Call of Duty and Battlefield are different. Same genre, sure, but their own game in their own right.

    You have a very jaded opinion on this, and I'm almost certain from your comments that you're just bandwagoning because hating on MOBA's is the cool thing kids do these days.

    I'd accept your opinion if you could tell me why we need so many FPS such as Halo, Destiny, Cod and Battlefield this Q4? Or yet another Fifa, seeing as we have last years Fifa still which can be played.

    "Same but different" does not equate to bad.
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  • rivuzu 16/07/2014

    To those moaning "Not another MOBA!", I want you to come back in Q3/Q4 and say "Not another FIFA!" and "Not another FPS Shooter!" and "Not another driving sim!"

    It's a genre. Just get over it people. Some find it entertaining to just smash face into each other in an arena setting.
    Reply +2
  • The International Dota 2 tournament down to final eight teams

  • rivuzu 15/07/2014

    @wyp100 Cheers!

    Could go on to mention that Na'Vi were also runners up in 2012 and 2013, and Team Orange (who used to have Mushi, who now plays on DK) were 3rd in 2013 despite coming completely from the outside and beating the chinese muscle, and...

    I could prattle for days.

    Anyway, my money is on DK! Mushi, please deliver!
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  • rivuzu 15/07/2014

    @wyp100 No mention of iG being the 2012 champions? Let alone odds on favorite to win so far! Reply 0
  • Tekken 7 announced with teaser trailer

  • rivuzu 14/07/2014

    @DrStrangelove NATIONALITY IS OF NO IMPORTANCE WHEN YOU'RE SMASHING A BEAR SO HARD THEY GO FLYING.

    Addendum: And seriously? Bruce? 2ez4me
    Reply 0
  • rivuzu 14/07/2014

    Actually can't wait. It's been a while since I busted some fools up with Miguel.

    Keep your Jin's and Kazuya's and god knows what else. When you're a big as shit mexican, open handedly clubbing people around the chops, you give no regards.
    Reply +2
  • Valve announces Newcomers' Broadcast for Dota 2 The International tournament

  • rivuzu 07/07/2014

    @MrTomFTW I've hyped this so much, even the missus is going to watch this with me.
    Newb friendly stream will help that a LOT. It's rumoured Pyrion Flax and Purge will be doing the Newb stream too, which is fabulous
    Reply +4
  • rivuzu 07/07/2014

    @wyp100

    Might be worth checking/adding a link to the prize pool tracker so people can see how quickly it shot up!
    Reply +7
  • Standalone Half-Life 2 mod NeoTokyo released on Steam

  • rivuzu 07/07/2014

    From the "About the Game";

    NEOTOKYO takes place about 30-40 years from now in a Japan that has drifted into social/political strife due to the inevitable stresses that come from changing times. The Japanese government is grappling with intensified external (Asia geopolitics) and internal (economic/social) problems, and there is mounting pressure from within Japan to return to the days when it exerted influence through military power and strength. A failed legislative push to alter the Japanese Constitution (allowing the Japanese military to engage in offensive actions outside of the country) leads to an attempted military coup by members of Japan's armed forces (GSDF).
    Slightly worrying that up until the last 10 or so words, that's an accurate reflection of what's happening in Japan right now? :D
    Reply +13
  • Divinity: Original Sin Larian Studios' fastest-selling game ever

  • rivuzu 04/07/2014

    @Volkama How legit are they? I've used other key-resellers in the past, but never G2A! Reply 0
  • rivuzu 03/07/2014

    Annoyed at myself for not getting this in the summer sale now.

    Phooey.
    Reply +26
  • Visceral outlines changes sparked by Battlefield Hardline beta

  • rivuzu 03/07/2014

    I genuinely enjoyed the beta. Don't understand the hate frankly.

    It felt as different for me from Battlefield 4, as Battlefield 4 did from Battlefield 3. The game modes were great fun, the new gadgets were pretty cool (if a bit underwhelming - wanted to freely shoot grapple hooks everywhere :() and the gunplay felt tighter than BF4's did.

    Not quite day one material, but still a good laugh.
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  • Inside Sniper Elite 3's Rebellion, Britain's best guilty pleasure developer

  • rivuzu 03/07/2014

    If you're going to argue about AvP, just get it straight that nothing can, or will, beat what was AvP2, especially online. That game was pure gold (I loved playing as the Predalien and leaping half the map onto a silly marine with a Smartgun!).

    Rebellion put out what the market needs. Filler titles. If all games were done by the Unholy Trinity (Ubi/Acti/EA) then frankly we'd see some very bland games. Rebellion have done quite a number of fun titles despite scores - NeverDead was great fun for a game for the daft dismemberment, and the shooting was just as adequate as any other 3rd person.
    Reply +1
  • How to use a DualShock 4 wirelessly with a PS3

  • rivuzu 02/07/2014

    Any chance of getting a DS3 working with a PS4 now, so I don't have to pay 50 for another bloody pad? :D Reply +2
  • Riot shuts down League of Legends public chat rooms

  • rivuzu 02/07/2014

    @MrTomFTW I find LoL's community a lot more toxic than other MOBA communities. Oddly I think the nicest one I've come across is Nosgoths, because everyones all #yolovampires.

    Dota 2's has improved a lot too.

    This won't fix anything though. The boosters/sellers will just move to forums or other such places. It's probably more advantageous to keep it in client where it's tracked and recorded so the accounts can be banned out.
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  • The Witcher: Battle Arena is a F2P MOBA for mobile

  • rivuzu 01/07/2014

    Is nothing sacred? Reply +7
  • BioWare's first "fully gay" male party member in DAI

  • rivuzu 01/07/2014

    David Gaider was criticised on Twitter for his use of the phrase "fully gay". "I meant 'legitimately', sorry," he clarified.
    Love the update, but feel sorry for all of those illegitimate gays now being marginalised. FOR SHAME. A WRITER SHOULD HAVE BETTER CHOICE OF WORDING.

    I mean, it's not like he's human and can slip up with phrasing, right?
    Reply +8
  • Sins of a Solar Empire: Rebellion pushes on despite trademark battle

  • rivuzu 01/07/2014

    I think Nintendo can sue anyone using the word "and" in a title due to their original Game&Watch.

    Not that I can now think of any games with the word "and" in the title mind you. Oo-er.
    Reply +2
  • Compendium sales boost Dota 2 International prize pool over $10m

  • rivuzu 27/06/2014

    @magicpanda DIGITAL SPORTS Reply +3
  • rivuzu 27/06/2014

    @vast You're underestimating the power of sponsorships mate.

    Look at Alliance, an eSports team who won TI last year. From memory their sponsors are Monster Energy, Kingston Hyper-X, Razer, DesignByHumans and AXE Bodyspray (Lynx in the UK). There's probably a couple I'm forgetting. The sponsorship money they're earning is enough for them to do what they do full time.

    The prize pools are just the big win items.

    Even some of the smaller teams have sponsors - LGD, and asian team, are sponsored by a chinese porridge company.

    Besides, anything Tencent does comes with a catch - usually a big one. I've not looked into LCS myself but I'm guessing one is there.
    Reply +2
  • rivuzu 27/06/2014

    Think I dumped about 18 towards the compendium in the end.

    There were stretch goals at loads of different incriments, and further donations "levelled up" your compendium which also had FURTHER rewards.

    It might just be because I'm a dotahead, but the value I've had from it is cracking. 500% xp boost for the entirety of The International season (from compendium launch to end of TI4), "Immortal" cosmetic items (which included new skill animations and graphics), new game modes incoming, base customisation incoming, a voice/model rework vote and an Arcana item vote, two new couriers (one to be added), custom sound packs (HEAVY METAL DOTA! DOTASTEP!) and seriously, way too much more content.

    Check out http://dota2.cyborgmatt.com/prizetracker/international2014 for a graph showing points where the money went up. 31/05/14 was the day the Immortal items come out (and the higher your comp. level, the more items you got). Look at that jump ;)
    Reply +3
  • The World Ends with You: Solo Remix finally lands on Android

  • rivuzu 27/06/2014

    @ireality According to what I can find online;

    The owner of Coco's Secret Reaper Shop, she offers 3 items to aid Players in the Reapers' Game and a total of 9 BGM tracks available to play in the menu! However, they do come at a cost. These items actually require real world money to obtain! Well, with the world (or at least Shibuya) in your hands, sacrifices must be made for the greater good!
    So, it sounds as though you only need to use IAP's for either Pay2Win items (which are unneccessary) or music tracks - that said, I still havn't found what is sold at "Coco"'s shop.
    Reply +1
  • rivuzu 27/06/2014

    Crikey. Six years old. I remember playing this back in college and a bunch of us being obsessed with the game (till we realised you can just speed up time by setting the internal clock forwards a year, powering up your pins stupidly).

    I am very much going to look forwards to playing this on Android now. Totally forgot there was an iOS release, but using an iPad/iPhone annoys me with its limitations.

    On that note, anyone have a list of the best game ports onto Android/iOS so I can grab them on my Transformer/get jealous?
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  • Will EA learn from the terrible Dungeon Keeper mobile game?

  • rivuzu 25/06/2014

    This piece of abortion isn't Dungeon Keeper.

    I'm holding out for War for the Overworld (only thing I've ever kickstarter backed) and the beta is BRILLIANT. Wish EG would show it some coverage love >: it deserves some attention.
    Reply +3
  • Batman: Arkham Knight's PS4-exclusive Scarecrow Nightmare Pack detailed

  • rivuzu 24/06/2014

    From a business perspective, it's smart playing. Get the advantage over Microsoft at launch, now lay the groundwork that only the "full" version of the games will be available on your console.

    Unfortunately it doesn't make things any better for us, the consumer, who has to choose either this version or a version missing pieces. It's like they're holding the games to ransom?
    Reply +5
  • Bungie confident Destiny will run smoothly at launch

  • rivuzu 24/06/2014

    Why do you think they have a 2 month beta period for pre-orders? So that it doesn't fall over day 1.

    Of course that just means it'll fall over day -60 when all the beta players log in and accidentally DDoS the servers.
    Reply +1
  • DICE ponders: what did people really like about Battlefield: Bad Company?

  • rivuzu 24/06/2014

    @Milkman1 Well I don't think the actual size was the problem, but more the scale if you get me? The maps on BF3 and BF4 could easlily accomidate twice as many players due to how vast they are, but the infrastructure probably isn't there for it.

    Whereas BFBC2 felt like you were never more than an arms stretch away from friend or foe.
    Reply +5
  • rivuzu 24/06/2014

    I think in terms of scale, everything was just... smaller. The maps were smaller. Number of players (IIRC) was smaller. Conflicts were smaller, but more furious. And with those smaller maps, that meant only medium sized buildings were in the game - which, in turn, meant they were (almost) all destructable.

    Irony is it gave people more of a playground than BF3 or BF4 ever could, and made everything pretty accessible with very little explanation required.

    Plus, the Conquest mode and moving up through the map was the fucking nuts. I don't care if it's essentially a clone of Assault mode from Unreal Tournament (or a more recent example, Team Fortress 2 on maps like Dustbowl) - it worked. You don't need the entire map to roam, funnel people into key areas and watch them smash face at each other.

    Decent working servers might help too (though can imagine with lower-player limit games [24 was plenty!] that wouldn't be so much of an issue).
    Reply +6
  • The Witcher 3's next-gen wolf fur in action

  • rivuzu 24/06/2014

    Atleast it's a better name than TressFX. That sounds like a bloody shampoo. GG ATI.

    Edit: (I say better, it still isn't great. HairWorks sounds like a murkin factory.)
    Reply +17
  • Crysis developer Crytek denies "verge of bankruptcy" claim

  • rivuzu 23/06/2014

    @Arvind1324 How old is that listing? Because I can't believe Dota 2 isn't up there, and I can't believe SW:TOR is! Reply 0
  • rivuzu 23/06/2014

    @wyp100 Don't worry, it'll be the tasteful stuff.

    I'll throw in some femdom to make it gender unoppressive too!
    Reply +11
  • rivuzu 23/06/2014

    Is it bad the only thing that I was tempted to do at the end of this article is sign Wes' email up to as many porno ezines as possible? Reply +4
  • "That wizard came from the moon!" Destiny T-shirt soars to sales success

  • rivuzu 23/06/2014

    Moon Wizards~ Reply +1
  • Huge Witcher 3 leak reveals ending details, monsters, plot

  • rivuzu 23/06/2014

    @jamiejoberns-dash It's objectification. Male characters are seen as these perfect beings, with not a single issue or physical imperfection because it is, for the player, self-satisfactory if not slightly masturbatory in the sense of self given by controlling these powerful depictions. Just because it's not all tits and arse doesn't mean our enjoyment isn't sexually driven by associating with such powerful characters.

    Female characters have a place (In the kitchen! Joking!) and it isn't always as the Damsel. The last Tomb Raider, though a bit transparent in it's writing, was a good example. A better example, one that could be universal in fact, is Mass Effect where the sex of the lead isn't even a noteworthy event in the long-run of how things play out. Sometimes, they simply DON'T have a place. I'd love to see in Skyrim that choosing a female character means you would have lower stamina and strength than any male character. Or the armour costs more and is rarer to find because in medieval (yes, I know it's a fantasy, but whatever) setting, women were not to be seen on the battlefield.

    I personally don't think that people should be going on however, in a public medium where they hold an influential voice over the buyer, about the evils of using tropes such as the odd flash of tit and then seeking to become the white knight of the industry about it.

    I honestly couldn't give a fuck about The Witcher 3's above-mentioned bit. I'm just bored of people trying to beat this dead and poorly thought out piece of chivalry for ego strokings sake.
    Reply +3
  • rivuzu 23/06/2014

    @jamiejoberns-dash Wow, you could be onto something there. You mean to say that characters are designed around that which is more appealing to the user?! Never would have figured that out, thank you.

    And men are sexualised through ideallisation.
    Reply +1
  • rivuzu 23/06/2014

    @Carpetfluff Ah. Well, you get more of an idea of the characters and over-arching plot I'd assume (Only just started Blood of Elves myself, so I'm talking from absolutely no position of knowledge at all! And I can't imagine the different endings are TOO far deviating).

    Oh, and can I just say, I am opposed to the over-sexualisation of Men in gaming. You never see an ugly or a fat guy as the hero, do you? Always chiselled and perfected. When're EG going to jump on that topic? Sexism isn't a girls only club!
    Reply +4
  • rivuzu 23/06/2014

    Sorry guys, but remember this is The Witcher series, where you could actively pursue prostitutes previously. A bit of booby fanservice to keep the herpaderps playing isn't the end of the world.

    Unless you're Eurogamer. At which point it's sexist, derrogatory, and an insult to all of woman kind that their sexualisation should be celebrated in a digital form.

    As far as spoilers go as well, just read the books? You'll pretty much understand what's coming up from them. That's like spoilers for the next Hobbit movie being released before the film for fucks sake. Or if someone told you the ending for Passion of the Christ FYI, J-man dies.
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  • Meet the Eve Online creator who CCP left behind

  • rivuzu 23/06/2014

    You know, I always wanted to try and get into Eve but every time I go to do so, I see comments like in this one (Ship insurance, shitty expansions, poor game decisions, etc) and it makes me change my mind.

    I'd love to go back in time and play Eve when it was in it's hay day.

    For now, I'll go with the casual alternative and wait for No Mans Sky!
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  • Witcher 3 E3 gameplay demo combat was deliberately easy, CD Projekt says

  • rivuzu 18/06/2014

    So long as the spoon feeding of mechanics isn't done at a drip speed, or spread out throughout the ENTIRETY of the game, I'm ok with that. I can't remember half of the mechanics myself frankly, and even then that was on PC. A refresher course would be nice.

    Provided the pacing isn't obnoxious.
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  • Destiny PS4 alpha extended for "dangerous experiments"

  • rivuzu 16/06/2014

    @Uncompetative tl;dr plz. Wall'o'Text, I banish thee to the realm of the moon wizards.

    Because they're a thing.
    Reply +7
  • Sleeping Dogs HD spotted for PC, PS4 and Xbox One

  • rivuzu 16/06/2014

    Whatever happened to letting Sleeping Dogs lie? It's done! This is just a HD remake for moneys sake.

    And seeing as though I picked this up for 2.50 on PC and played it in GLORIOUSLY MAXIMUM DETAIL, I don't see what a PS4/XBone copy can add!
    Reply +13
  • Battlefield Hardline beta performance analysis

  • rivuzu 13/06/2014

    I actually really enjoyed playing this last night in the Beta. 900p30fps be damned, it's good fun. This coming from a guy who spends about 2 hours a day playing 2d indies on the commute. :l Reply +1
  • Assassin's Creed Unity is a backward step for progressive games

  • rivuzu 12/06/2014

    I asked the missus, a gamer and someone obsessed with Assassins Creed, about this, and her thoughts;
    "It's a bad decision, but nothing to have a freak out over"
    There we go folks. Situation abated (on the home front!).

    Thing is, if you look at the comments, a majority of them are written by what we can assume to be men. And it's the men defending this, going all white knight bullshit. It's a man who wrote the above article. Are we really that desperate for polygon booty?

    NAY, I SAY.

    It's just a morality escape. People looking for something to get annoyed at. It's Boothbabes all over again.

    I'm going to be the first to say bravo, Ubisoft, for not pandering for the equality nonsense people are going on about. They were probably focusing on the other details, like game quality, new additions, story and etc than the herpderp lets add a minge to make it politically correct.

    So calm the fuck down. It's not as if it's going to effect the game in any way shape or form. The story is written with a male protaganist, that's all. It's not as if Ubi are opposed to a female assassin (see Aveline), it just wasn't a priority.
    Reply +1
  • Far Cry 4 "almost" had female co-op characters

  • rivuzu 12/06/2014

    @Arcturas Yeah but you'd still bang Faith given a chance.

    On another note, I'm awaiting the annual BOOTH BABES ARE BAD, NAUGHTY GAMING PATRIARCHY.
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  • rivuzu 12/06/2014

    White Knights, get ready! Reply -1