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  • Peter Moore recounts $1.15bn Xbox 360 Red Ring of Death saga

  • romelpotter 02/07/2015

    I have had 1 BBC, 1 Amiga, 1 SNES, 1 PS1, 1 PS2, 1 PS3 and 3 Xbox 360's!

    Make of that, what you will!
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  • 15 minutes of Rise of the Tomb Raider gameplay footage

  • romelpotter 27/06/2015

    @Machiavellian Given your username, I am going to say Troll.

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  • romelpotter 23/06/2015

    Ugh, all I saw whilst skimming through the vid was cut scene followed by Long Bow management followed by sleeping in a makeshift stick igloo, cut scene YAWN.....My god I was bored just flicking through the vid!! Finally found some game play and it looks very pretty but where is the sense of exploration? Its just generic tunnel based, pre scripted "on rail like" action shooter. Yay!

    Take it Xboners, but do all you can to check out the first 3 games, they are bloody ace.
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  • Star Wars: Battlefront's closed alpha launches next week on PC

  • romelpotter 26/06/2015

    I didnt get in, but I did find out I have an Xbone account attached to my origin account, which is fun seeing as I have never owned an Xbone! Reply +2
  • Rise of the Tomb Raider brings back Lara's sense of adventure

  • romelpotter 26/06/2015

    I remember playing my first PS 1 game, Tomb Raider 3. Coming as I was from playing on a SNES & Amegia, I was blown away by the 3D design and struggled to grasp the concept of 3D space. I remember even with a pocket sized paperback copy of a complete walk through, following it step by step, I still couldnt make head nor tale of the game, puzzles and WTF is all this Tarzan style monkey swinging!!! (or is that something else entirely? lol).

    My point is that for me, Tomb Raider games must have a sense of discovery, adventure and en-puzzlement (not sure if thats a word, if not, I just invented it; yay!).

    These tunnle vision games miss the Tomb Raider point by such a degree, they should have at least 10 letters after their name......start again!

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  • Destiny: The Taken King promotional Red Bull quest and bonus XP detailed

  • romelpotter 24/06/2015

    Red Bull: Gives you Dings! Reply +1
  • Limited edition Forza 6 Xbox One makes car noises when you turn it on

  • romelpotter 24/06/2015

    I would be turning the sounds off as the first thing I did but I like the look of the machine, nice! This with BC is maybe swinging things for me towards M$. Reply +5
  • Watch 40 minutes of MGS5: The Phantom Pain

  • romelpotter 19/06/2015

    @Unholy_Witchcraft Did you read my post? lol.

    All MT, Season Passes and what ever are cash grabs and need to stop.
    Reply +3
  • romelpotter 19/06/2015

    The idea of Micro transactions is ok. I like the idea od more game content to download after the main event. I also do not believe or expect the content for nothing and am happy to pay.

    The issue is that devs, publishers, money men are out to make as much cash as they can get and are ready and able to abuse these principles. It is why they work! It is also why the will not stop, and only get worse.

    First we had 2.50 horse armour and people kicked off, then we got more substantial bits of content but for a higher price, then we got more of them, then we got a season pass, then we got games for free but we pay for small amounts of content we want, then we got full price games with small amounts of content that we can choose to take if we want, then we got games with two season passes!!!!

    Digital transactions are Revenue Streams and big publishers will look to add more and more of them in order to substantiate market traders & the share value of associated corporations.

    This is what we are experiencing over time. It needs to stop. Full Stop
    Reply +4
  • romelpotter 18/06/2015

    But MT aside, I am not convinced with this direction that Metal Gear has taken, the mission based open world approach feels thin and a bit lightweight to me. I will look for reviews in ernest as I have done with everything MGS since, well MGS BUT I really can't see me supporting Konami on this one. Reply +1
  • romelpotter 18/06/2015

    Microtransactions for us, MACRO profit for Konami. Thats after we pay for the game!!

    There is nothing anyone can say to me that would make me feel like this is ever acceptable. How long before we get the first single player, full priced, subscription based, Microtransaction ridden cash cow of a game? And then how long before other devs jump on the band wagon, sigh.

    This shit must stop now!
    Reply +21
  • Fan attempts to pre-order Fallout 4 with bottle caps

  • romelpotter 17/06/2015

    They need to reply thus:

    Thank you for your interest in our new game "Fallout 4", unfortunately we are not able to send you a free copy of "Fallout 4" but given the amount of caps you sent into us, we urge you in the most strongest sense, to get the fuck out of your house and do some exercise...fatty!
    Reply +5
  • Hands-on with Microsoft's ridiculous $149 Elite Xbox controller

  • romelpotter 17/06/2015

    lol, if this was aimed soley at the hardcore market, they would not have announced it during their E3 razzmatazz.

    Think about it, they put it out there to get maximum exposure AND without a price tag during the reveal.

    Edit: Looking at the Scuf site, they apparently have a number of patents and patents pending, this could get interesting!!
    Edit 2: Clearly I am no pro gamer but looking further into the SCUF website.....LOL You can see why the "industry" tried to keep the kidology that Pro gamers are aged 16 to 21 coz no one else would fall for and buy this shit!
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  • Surprise! Fallout Shelter iOS game out now

  • romelpotter 16/06/2015

    Really slow on my iphone 4. It looks nice, but I am going to delete! Reply +1
  • Square Enix E3 2015 conference live report

  • romelpotter 16/06/2015

    Waiting for the "Nipples" DLC. Reply 0
  • romelpotter 16/06/2015

    Brian "Whore"ton....We whore shit for top dollar! Reply 0
  • romelpotter 16/06/2015

    Edgy stuff! Reply 0
  • romelpotter 16/06/2015

    lol, not this guy but the speaker before him. Reply 0
  • romelpotter 16/06/2015

    yawn, this bloke says everything about Square Enix!
    Reply 0
  • Final Fantasy 15: Episode Duscae revisited

  • romelpotter 13/06/2015

    Everything needs to come to an end, the time is now Squaresoft. The time is now!

    /Cries tears of fondness.
    Reply -1
  • Halo 5: There's good news and bad news

  • romelpotter 11/06/2015

    Self Edited comment. Reply 0
  • romelpotter 11/06/2015

    Next up, were remaking Goldeneye and yup, no split screen mp any more, you have to pay mother fuckers!!!!!!

    Some people may neg my comment, and thats fine however know this: Me and a lot of my friends skipped a lot of school/ college/ work to play Goldeneye 4 player split screen; my mate got drunk and reacted so badly to loosing a match he jumped backwards and snapped the neck of his prized 1500 bass guitar! Oh we laughed, a lot!!

    Its doubtful that we'll ever see the likes of those days again if companies Monetise key parts of gameplay like this!

    Dont stand for it folks, its a shitty thing!
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  • Fallout: New Vegas speedrun sets new world record

  • romelpotter 06/06/2015

    Look: watch me "speedrun" the 100meters!!!!


    #jumps in Bugatti Veyron..
    Vroooom Vroom................5.6 seconds later..

    HA In your face Linford! IN YOUR FACE!!!!!

    Um, sir.......
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  • What can we learn from The Witcher 3 "downgrade" fiasco?

  • romelpotter 26/05/2015

    I have been gaming since the 80's and I have had many moments of sheer joy & amazed disbelief at how the quality of the graphics in games has come on over the decades.

    For me, I feel disappointment that the 2013 Witcher 3 demo is what I would expect from a "next"/ current gen game; the game that was released looks to me like it could run on PS3/ xbox360 consoles.

    For what ever the reason may be, it is this fact that really disappoints me.

    Edit: Why so many negs?? Just trying to be honest here.

    Also consider this: If I went to my boss and showed him the face from the Mona Lisa and said in 3 years, this painting will be finished; but 3 years later I showed him a scribbled crayon drawing of a stick man walking a stick dog with a stick sun and a horizon line (ahem, my GCSE art piece lol), then my boss would rightly suggest I fuck off and bring him back the real picture. If I said that it was just a prototype then I would be sacked!

    Expectations are everything in this story!
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  • H1Z1 dev unbanning cheaters who publicly apologise on YouTube

  • romelpotter 20/05/2015

    Cynic mode on...

    /Oh Boy, must they need players!

    Cynic mode off...
    Reply -2
  • Microsoft offers free 12-month EA Access subscriptions

  • romelpotter 20/05/2015

    Doesn't say much for EA access, Sony said no, and MS are literally throwing them at people.....I have never experienced EA access so it might be ok, its just that I have no desire to try it. Reply -3
  • Oculus Rift won't block virtual reality porn

  • romelpotter 19/05/2015

    When asked whether Oculus planned to block x-rated content, Luckey scratched his nuts; burped, farted and finally replied: "Hell no, why the fuck do you think I invented this thing in the first place!!!". Reply +6
  • Makers of infamous World of Warcraft bot Honorbuddy admit defeat

  • romelpotter 15/05/2015

    Why has it taken until now for this to happen? Its great and all, but why now and not 4 or 5 years ago when it would have had a MASSIVE impact! Reply +1
  • The Witcher 3 is a masterpiece of world-building

  • romelpotter 13/05/2015

    @IronGiant Why but the Internet; where else??? Why don't you look for yourself instead of posting mindless critique of other peoples posts.

    Edit: oh of course, then there is the Eurogamer article itself. Posting stills taken from 2013 and a vid from current builds of the game. It is itself adding to the confusion and lends itself (Eurogamer) open to bait and switch accusations; seeing as the article is released so close to the game's release date!
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  • romelpotter 13/05/2015

    @Farzlepot You mis understand me mate, perhaps I could have been clearer. I wasnt trying to make this a PC vs Console thing. My post was regarding how MS and (probably) Sony are concerned enough about the lack of their own consoles performance to spend money making devs and publishers make games shitter. When the specs of the console were released, they used poor quality graphics cards in their designs. Reply -1
  • romelpotter 13/05/2015

    I think the real issue here is not the graphical downgrade, its the fact that (from what I can gather) both M$ and $ony pay the devs to make sure the PC version of the game is not massively different to the Console versions.

    When they introduced the specs of the GPU's in the current consoles, they were mid to low range cards and I for one was shocked at the lack of ambition shown by the manufactures. Now we see the result of their cheapness, PC versions are head and shoulders above what the consoles can even hope to achieve.

    So to stop consumers thinking, "hang on, this looks shit on console, the PC version is so much better; I think I am getting a new PC rather than a (insert console of choice).

    And that FUCKING sucks!

    Dark Souls 2
    and now The Witcher 3

    All gimped through shady, back-door business practices. Its all bullshit!
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  • Digital Foundry: Hands-on with PlayStation Now

  • romelpotter 04/05/2015

    @electrolite I see your point however the price & service Sony is delivering is in no way representative to what they could be aiming for which is to Stream PS 6 games. By charging now they are almost shooting themselves in their foot! Reply 0
  • romelpotter 04/05/2015

    IMO, Sony should be using this as a test bed for the technology being used as part of the Playstation 6 (or whatever), and as such they should be giving it away for nowt. The idea that people are willing to pay for old games, especially when there are so many PS3's in the Marketplace already is frankly, silly.

    Factor that with latency and piss poor quality (like faded & fuzzy graphics) then I just don't see how Sony can expect this to work.
    Reply +4
  • Microsoft demos Windows 10 hologram support

  • romelpotter 30/04/2015

    I think that the big elephant in the room, is that people just don't want to disconnect from the world is such a way as they have to when using the goggles. Look at 3D (for example). Reply -2
  • Huge Dota 2 update adds nod to Terry Pratchett

  • romelpotter 28/04/2015

    Interesting patch notes, I had a quick looksee and am a bit disappointed to see that Sniper has been nerfed. I have just started to learn a bit about the game and have been hitting up lots of bot matches, just started to feel like I was finding my feet a bit (using Sniper) and learning the playstyle of DOTA and MOBOs in general.

    Maybe I will use this as an opportunity to learn another char. *shrugs*

    If anyone has suggestions on good chars to play for beginners, I am mostly winning bot matches on Hard diff settings at the moment, with the odd PUB game thrown in to "keep my hand in" as I get better.
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  • Gabe Newell responds to paid mods controversy

  • romelpotter 27/04/2015

    So from this article (I am yet to read the Redit info), it seems like Valve and Gabe, railroaded peoples opinions by suggesting they are stupid. No? Reply +1
  • A paid Skyrim Steam Workshop mod has already been pulled

  • romelpotter 25/04/2015

    @benhamilton Don't be a fool, there are only so many things that can be monetised, it is time to take a stand, dude. Reply 0
  • Steam Workshop now allows modders to sell their work

  • romelpotter 23/04/2015

    I think this is a fucking joke!!! I don't mind at all supporting mod makers, but if they are only getting 25% then how is that supporting a mod maker when I can donate on the Nexus website and they get it all, 100%???

    Also, can anyone confirm if they are going to RETRO-INVOICE people? I had almost 30 mods through the Workshop and there is no way on gods green earth that I am going to give Valve ANY money for this idea, what so ever!

    I have removed all of the workshop items I had; fuck it, its easily done. I will switch to only getting the Nexus mods from now on.

    Good luck Valve you greedy, money grabbing, new revenue stream chasing bastards!!!
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  • You can buy Mortal Kombat X Easy Fatalities

  • romelpotter 22/04/2015

    @spamdangled I did, and your following posts. Did I make you happy?

    Admittedly though my comment was less about the article and more about the state of current release! Not the only one either, so fuck off with your peerless podium comments..please!
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  • romelpotter 14/04/2015

    Roll Up, Roll Up........Brand Spanking New, a Fighting Game!!!

    Thats right folks, its taken us YEARS to develop and its been certified by most Governments across the land!

    Whats that I hear.....Your Shit at games and are going to kick kittens instead!

    DON'T WORRY!!! FOR A SMALL FEE, we will play the game 4 YOU!

    Hell, for an even smaller FEE, we have several half drowned Kittens and a Large Leather Boot!

    You buy the game, WE'll play it for you and you can then BUY OUR Kittens! What A DEAL!

    YOU win; every time!!!
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  • WoW: Warlords of Draenor's next patch adds ship-building

  • romelpotter 14/04/2015

    NononononononoNO, not going back!

    /goes back!

    /Quits again as I realise I am done with WOW....YAY, go me!

    ...Arse, spent dosh on a 6 month package.

    /Kicks kittens for Six Months!
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  • Rockstar Games up to 80 per cent off in Humble Sale

  • romelpotter 10/04/2015

    Already got Manhunt in my Steam account and PS 3 account. Neither copy works lol. Reply +3
  • Video: The Eurogamer Show - Rainbow Six Siege, Titan Souls and eSports doping

  • romelpotter 10/04/2015

    @asharkman I dont think people are being harsh on Rainbow 6. The E3 demo looked very cool and more importantly, what you would hope to see in a current gen title.

    The alpha footage looks less than average! Its gone from Hot to meh, whatever dude.
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  • Face-Off: Dark Souls 2: Scholar of the First Sin

  • romelpotter 10/04/2015

    @Timmy_Toldrum You are quite right and Namco Bandi will have their part in the pricing. Fromsoft however more than understood the hype and LOVE that surrounded the Souls games, they made the choice to move there A team to BB and no doubt take Sony's money in the process. That was their desicion to make. My big bugbear is that Da2 just isnt in the same league as Das or DeS, why they spent so much time, effort and money on it, is beyond me. Just a waste! Reply -1
  • romelpotter 09/04/2015

    I am really angry about the sales and marketing tatics used by Fromsoft (in the head) with this. I can see fuck all difference in those screen shot comparisons; fuck all.

    DLC content aside, this should be a free update. I ask myself the question that if I had known there would be a release in the future of a dx 11 version of the game, would I have bought the dx 9 version?

    No, absolutely not, I would have waited. Do I feel cheated? Yes. Do I feel let down? Yes. I. Do.

    What people have to understand is that Fromsoft released Demon's Souls in Japan and peeps had to import it into the UK. And we did, in droves. When Fromsoft released Dark Souls they had a rep as a developer that was in the same Ballpark as CD Project Red (certainly in my opinion), I held them in high esteem for not cow tailing to the average or mobile markets, and retaining their Mantra regarding the difficulty of their games.

    Looking forward as I was to DaS 2, we find out that its being developed by a B team and the game when it came out was marred by the rushed textures and cruddy graphics built in haste for the lowest common denominator. But....that was DaS 2 and I bought it.

    If From had said that it was planning to redo a lot of the stuff, textures yada yada and make a dx 11 version but your gonna have to wait a year for release; I would have waited. Absolutely.

    The fact is that From fucked up mightily in my opinion and each thing they bring out associated with DaS2 has made the matter worse for me (DLC aside which by many accounts is very good although I have not played it as I don't support Season Passes....Doh).

    The whole fracas has put me off From Software. Please just stop it with the PR rubbish and do what you do best, using your A team to make games with.
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  • Does Scholar of the First Sin make Dark Souls 2 worth returning to?

  • romelpotter 08/04/2015

    This is my whole bugbear regarding DaS2, solo and its hard, hard enough to warrant trying the MP where upon in a group you just breeze through the content.

    Its just not "Challenging" you dont ever "feel" like you can beat that boss on your own its just you being shit, it feels that it is simply based upon numbers and that the more of you there is, the quicker the numbers topple.

    It is that specific point that for me separates it from the much better DeS and DaS.
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  • Dark Souls 2: Scholar of the First Sin's PC upgrade priced

  • romelpotter 04/04/2015

    @GreyBeard DLC aside, what else justifies the extra money? The well documented redux of graphical quality from what was the E3 showtel, by their own admission they developed on PC and had to downgrade the graphics to run on last gen consoles however didnt fookin let the PC run with the graphics it could have done. Nooo they are charging again for it! Now I believe your trolling so I am not going to say any more! No one could be so plastic that they couldnt see the download for the dvd case! Reply 0
  • romelpotter 02/04/2015

    @GreyBeard I dont think anyone actually believes that the update is Valueless. I do personally think however that to charge people again for something that should have been in the original game is shoddy practice and not one that I will support. I own DeS, DaS and DaS2 but I didnt buy the Season Pass or the DLC and I wont buy this for exactly the same reasons. It has nothing to do with being cheap asshats and I find that insulting. Reply +1
  • romelpotter 02/04/2015

    This comment is after the story update on 2nd April.

    :Nope, still haven't got a clue!!!
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  • The Long Dark's Early Access delivers some quality alone time

  • romelpotter 02/04/2015

    Survival is generally not dictated on your own terms. Your food intake depends on how many calories your burning which is highly reflective of your environment and activity. Its probably worth remembering that when your thinking about picking up one of these Food Eating Sims! Reply +2