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  • Destiny tops UK chart for second week running

  • ronorra 22/09/2014

    @dogmanstaruk You might want to reread what I posted, especially the part about incredibly repetitive design. Reply 0
  • ronorra 22/09/2014

    In fact, I'd say the negative response to this game is actually an indictment of the state of the gaming community and it's lack of any real maturity rather than any issue with the game itself.
    Oh seriously fuck off. Just quoting the Giantbomb review:

    When you throw it all together, you're left with a game where the missions are designed to be repeatable, but all the missions are so repetitive that it's hard to get excited to see the same handful of environments again and again and again as you attempt to grind out faction reputation or hunt around for high-end weapons. It's a beautiful game, but a hollow experience.

    The story missions also suffer due to incredibly repetitive design. With one or two exceptions, every mission has you running to an area (often backtracking through areas you played through in a previous mission), finding an old or alien computer of some kind, and dispatching your friendly robotic ghost buddy to scan or analyze the thing so you can move on.

    There are cool little flashes of brilliance in Destiny, but a lot of it feels like a game designed by people who weren't sure what sort of game they were designing. Is it a loot shooter? Sort of, but the loot isn't very good. Is it an MMO? No, but you'll occasionally encounter other players out in the field. A story-driven shooter like the Halo franchise? Sure, if you don't mind digging through the developer's website to find those little bits of lore. Clans? Again, they exist on the website but don't surface in-game in a meaningful way. The pieces are there, but too many of them feel malformed or half-realized to make Destiny recommendable.
    Your words dismissing valid critique is an indictment that you are an idiot.
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  • How to find Destiny Skywatch loot farming location

  • ronorra 22/09/2014

    The next gen is here, are we not entertained by the next evolution in gaming? I so wish I could partake in this exciting activity of standing in front of a cave and shoot like an idiot. Reply +3
  • The evolution of Destiny

  • ronorra 21/09/2014

    He nailed it, and it makes it even more flabbergasting EG wiped off any critisism off the table and slapped an 8 on it. If publications like Gamespot and Polygon do a better job of reviewing then EG, shit has hit the fan. Reply +1
  • What next for Minecraft on PlayStation?

  • ronorra 18/09/2014

    @cloudskipa I have one for you too to laugh about :)

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  • The race to defeat Destiny's toughest challenge begins

  • ronorra 16/09/2014

    Destiny Review Scores May Cost Bungie A $2.5 Million Bonus

    Destiny is not getting great review scores. In fact, it's getting resoundingly mediocre review scores—as of right now, Bungie's ambitious shooter has a 76.29% on GameRankings and a 77 on Metacritic.

    That's certainly not the type of critical reception Activision was hoping for when they pumped half a billion (!) dollars into this franchise, and the mediocre reception may wind up costing Bungie a great deal of money, if their 2010 contract is still active. Turns out those review scores—those arbitrary attempts to quantify a game's subjective quality—might be worth $2.5 million.

    Let's take a trip back to 2012, when Activision was embroiled in a nasty legal battle with Call of Duty creators Vince Zampella and Jason West. As part of that court case, Activision had to share details of its original contract with Bungie for Destiny, which was then scheduled for release in 2013. Buried in the public documents is this little nugget:

    Activision shall pay to Licensor a quality bonus (the "Quality Bonus") in the amount of Two Million Five Hundred Thousand Dollars ($2,500,000) should Destiny Game #1 achieve a rating of at least 90 as determined by (or equivalent reputable services if is no longer in sen/ice) as of thirty (30) days following the commercial release of Destiny Game #1 on Xbox 360.

    Right now, Destiny is nowhere close to a 90 on GameRankings. It's unlikely if not impossible for the game to make that score by next month.

    Now, it's worth noting, the numbers here are old. This contract is from 2010, and I've heard that it's been reworked since then, though I'm not sure if they removed or altered this specific bonus condition. It's certainly possibly that Bungie fought to take it out. Activision is staying mum on the specifics—when I reached out yesterday for clarification, the publisher declined to comment.
    As always with news from Kotaku, take with a grain of salt, but somehow this does not seem to be farfetched. It would not surprise me at least.
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  • Watch Dogs: Bad Blood shows off its new tricks

  • ronorra 15/09/2014

    Ok screw it I confess. I got Watch Dogs with my 780ti and *gasp* I kinda like it! Not as good as Sleeping Dogs or Saints Row but entertaining nonetheless. Reply +14
  • Microsoft buys Mojang and Minecraft for $2.5bn

  • ronorra 15/09/2014


    What the hell do you know about running a multi-national corporation?

    Do you know anything about business strategy?

    Having a comments section on an article like this is pointless. It's going to be the usual fanboy bullshit, with literally zero informed opinion or decent analysis.
    Me a fanboy. Tell me then of what then? I can already call you out for selective memory and not remembering the Xbone constant u-turning and still not being close to PS4 due to mindnumbling decisions like Kinect or the anti consumer draconic DRM, the fact that Microsofts Games for Windows Live is regarded as the worst of the worst...if even EA can come up with something that works and you cannot, shame on you. Or how about the failure that was Zune, ruining their own franchises like Age of Empires, Crimson Skies, Rise of Nations... the fuckup that is winbdows 8 etc etc.

    I can go on and make the list even larger but this look like a company that has a vision? Many companies fuck up royally (Sega etc) but none do it like Microsoft.

    Now, once again, explain to me of what I am a so called fanboy. But you cannot since I have no allegiance of any of the three. Sony is being good guy now so far but it is only a matter of time when they go back to their old ways. Nintendo gave me many good memories but lost me when they continued on the same path for years and years and not catching up with the present times. And you damn well know my stance with Microsoft. So tell me, of what am I a fanboy or was that what you typed as usefull as a regurgitating lama? I go for the latter.
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  • ronorra 15/09/2014

    Not only a depressing buyout, but once again a sign that Microsoft haven't gotten an effing clue, let alone a long term vision.

    edit: to all the neggers, prove me wrong. But you wont and you cant you sheep.
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  • Grand Theft Auto 5 gets November PS4 and Xbox One release date

  • ronorra 12/09/2014

    @hippyjump And clearly you do have a life trolling here. Oh wait.

    Ontopic: was to be expected. Same old same old.
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  • Listen to Paul McCartney's theme song for Destiny

  • ronorra 11/09/2014

    Differend tastes and stuff but for a multi million dollar sci fi epos this song is awfully safe and even rather cliche. Shame. Reply +1
  • Editor's blog: I'm leaving Eurogamer later this year

  • ronorra 09/09/2014

    Good luck and thanks for the giggles :) Reply +1
  • Digital Foundry vs Dead Rising 3 on PC

  • ronorra 07/09/2014

    @cloudskipa Action games at 30 fps? No thanks. Reply -1
  • Saints Row 4 SDK released for PC

  • ronorra 03/09/2014

    Finally! Reply +1
  • The worst games I've ever played, by Ellie Gibson

  • ronorra 28/08/2014

    Best of luck and thanks for the laughs :) Reply +1
  • Leading creators back latest Tropes vs Women video

  • ronorra 27/08/2014

    @Avaloner Nailed it. Reply +4
  • ronorra 27/08/2014

    @MrTomFTW You won't hear me say that there is no validity to the cause of more females in the gaming industry or to have more female characters. What you will hear from me that the fierceness of so many SJW is blocking their ability to use logic.

    Example: Cannabalt developer threathning Totalbiscuit with filing a DCMA if he would review any game of that developer:

    And why? Because Totalbiscuit had the nerve to write this.

    A developer willing to abuse laws to censor a person that does not agree with his views...
    If you cannot see anything wrong with that, then well, I give up.
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  • ronorra 27/08/2014

    @kinky_mong Yep if you do not agree with Eurogamers SJW jugend you are automatically misogynist scum. TBH I take it as a compliment since for me personally this shit Eurogamer serves up once again is so trivial compared to utter fucked up situations for women in countries like India and many Middle Eastern countries. Fucking hell, the Turkish Deputy Prime Minister wanted women not to laugh in public. And you guys are crusading for pixels and polygons? Right. I know what injustice makes my blood boiling more... Reply +8
  • ronorra 27/08/2014

    Which, as usual, is simultaneously uncomfortable and essential.
    Ah where would I be without Eurogamer setting my moral compass straight. Thanks lads for saving me!
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  • The Crew has artificial 30fps lock on PC

  • ronorra 27/08/2014

    How did a troll become a moderator here?!?
    It all went down the drain after Eurogamer Writer Loses Job For Pointing Out How Much Video Game Journalism Fails. Wich has been the last proper article instead of the umpteenth Heartstone article, or why Titanfall is so damn next gen and that you are a plonker for not buying it. With that freefall of quality you can't be too surprised that Eurogamer employs trolls.

    p.s. keep ignoring Quinngate and keep telling yourself that this so called games journalism is absolutely not corrupt to the core.
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  • ronorra 26/08/2014

    @MrTomFTW Stop being a tit, put that energy into something useful, like an article of game journalism corruption. Oh wait you guys already decided to cover that up, gg. Reply +3
  • Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain is coming to Steam

  • ronorra 13/08/2014

    @Shepard_Commander Wrong wrong wrong, Metal Gear originated from the MSX home computers. I'd say its finally coming home again.

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  • Rise of the Tomb Raider exclusive to Xbox One

  • ronorra 12/08/2014

    @cloudskipa This must be the first positive news from Microsoft since ages, so you better cherish that feeling. Reply +2
  • Digital Foundry vs Metro Redux

  • ronorra 10/08/2014

    If someones finances don't allow that, I suppose they have to reassure themselves that they've made the right choice. Kind of understandable I suppose, but a bit annoying.
    THe irony, it is thick in this one...
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  • Video Games: The Movie review

  • ronorra 04/08/2014

    the film rewinds to the industry crash of 1983 and the E.T. game that precipitated it
    I would love a non american centric documentary that shows that tge so called video games crash was total bollocks for the rest of the world.
    Reply +7
  • Video: Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel co-op gameplay is low-gravity chaos

  • ronorra 02/08/2014

    @AgentPothead I am terribly sorry that me liking Borderlands 2 is so upsetting for you. Maybe a cookie helps. Reply +8
  • Titanfall: Frontier's Edge review

  • ronorra 02/08/2014

    I'm not trying to be a jerk, honest. But how is that any different from the "Shoot dude, wash, rinse repeat" Of pretty much any console FPS.
    Fixed it.
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  • UK game publisher Mastertronic suffers layoffs

  • ronorra 31/07/2014

    The memories...

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  • Devolver Digital and indie devs help finance failing GaymerX convention

  • ronorra 30/07/2014

    Good move by Devolver
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  • Rust dev angers fans by announcing new prototype Riftlight

  • ronorra 28/07/2014

    They sound a little cocky if i'm honest.
    TBH I would use the word douchy, after reading an interview with him where he was asked about his current rig he dropped this one:

    The only disadvantages to using a Mac are the price and the fact that you can't really upgrade them (except for memory). To me this isn't a big deal because I'm rich as fuck—so I'm more likely to just buy the latest model instead of trying to get 10fps extra in BF4 by upgrading the graphics card.
    So yea suffice to say not even my pocketlint will go towards Mr Newman.

    edit: source.
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  • Google acquires Twitch for $1 billion - report

  • ronorra 25/07/2014

    @Uncompetative Not quite. Reply -6
  • 2K is teasing something BioShock related

  • ronorra 25/07/2014

    Infinite is a modern Daikatana.
    There are opinions, well formed and there are opinions that are batshit insane and makes you wonder if you actually know what you talking about or if you just hear the name Daikatana dropped somewhere. Because if you actually would have played Daikatana (as in, knowing what you are talking about) there would be no in hell you could type something that is just so wrong on many levels. I dare you, go play Daikatana, good luck not having your essential followers fall through elevator floors into oblivion.
    Reply +3
  • Yogventures studio reveals troubled development, how Yogscast "lost faith" early on

  • ronorra 21/07/2014

    "To keep things simple, the facts are...
    You didn't have a lead programmer... what the actual fuck, is that not the first position to fill? What a shambles.
    Reply +27
  • Doom 4 is an oldschool reboot, just called Doom

  • ronorra 18/07/2014

    What is being described sounds a lot like the Brutal DooM mod, wich is in my book a good thing :)

    Cautiously optimistic.
    Reply +1
  • Kickstarter-funded Yogventures canned, backers given Steam key for another game instead

  • ronorra 17/07/2014

    It pisses me off to humongous amounts that cunts like Yogscast totally ruin/abuse the kickstarter idea that was ment for talented people that had original daring ideas too scary for investors like for example Nick Bruty of MDK/Earthworm Jim/Giant Citizen Kabuto fame, and not for some Youtube wankers wanting their own minecraft clone... Reply +6
  • Codemasters responds to Grid Autosport £2.39 Boost Pack DLC criticism

  • ronorra 16/07/2014

    I wont shed a tear when companies like Codemasters go belly up... do not fuck with your customers cunts. Reply -2
  • Codemasters unveils Grid Autosport DLC plan

  • ronorra 15/07/2014

    This is really not anything new, Codies are doing this for ages and what is why I never will buy a fullprice Codemasters game, only if its absolutely the lowest price possible...

    Reply +1
  • Former Valve contributor and VR specialist warns against the tech's future

  • ronorra 15/07/2014

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  • Sony is considering an Early Access-type program

  • ronorra 14/07/2014

    @elfergos Funny how selective ones memory can be...that you did not remember that your precious 'seal of quality' ment fuck all about a games quality.

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  • Shadow Warrior out on PS4, Xbox One this autumn

  • ronorra 09/07/2014

    @muro It is, starts right with it :) Reply +6
  • Sigourney Weaver and original Alien cast to star in Alien: Isolation

  • ronorra 09/07/2014

    Cannot resist Sigourney :(

    Reply +2
  • Cliff Bleszinski starts studio with Guerrilla Games co-founder

  • ronorra 05/07/2014


    With any other videogame, scoring an 8/10 would be considered glowing praise. According to Epic Games' Cliff Bleszinski, however, that couldn't be further from the truth. In fact, according to him, anybody who dares give Gears of War 3 a score of eight clearly hates it.

    "Doing great, apart from a couple of haters," Cliffy told VG247, while talking about review scores. When asked to elaborate on the haters in question, he pointed to Eurogamer's 8/10 review.

    "You know, I didn’t quite gather it. I don’t want to come across as defensive," he defensively said. "How do I phrase this properly? When people rated Gear 2 higher than Gears 3, it kind of upset me because I know Gears 3 is a better game on every level."

    An 8/10 review for any game should be considered a compliment, and for a developer to complain about that is to take somebody's compliment and toss it back in their face. I find that unbelievably vulgar, and have to say that I am a little disappointed that a man who is currently swimming in perfect review scores is getting upset because he didn't get just a handful more. The sheer spoiled greed of that attitude is staggering.
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  • Looks like we have a Battlefield 4 Dragon's Teeth release date

  • ronorra 04/07/2014

    @Cold_Waste People like you keep em in buisness, so here is another suggestion to waste more money:

    5 bu bucks for a demo, there ya go...

    Cmon EA sheep, step up the negging.
    Reply -1
  • Inside Sniper Elite 3's Rebellion, Britain's best guilty pleasure developer

  • ronorra 03/07/2014

    There used to be a time when games would be covered because they were interesting games on itself, not because some suits declared it the next gen experience or that it is covered/hyped because of nationality... Reply -1
  • Age of Empires Online waves goodbye after servers shut down

  • ronorra 02/07/2014

    @Calbie Sadly I fear for the worst, incoming Age Of Empires moba :( Reply +9
  • UK chart: Sniper Elite 3 hits the mark

  • ronorra 30/06/2014

    Rebellion... why are they so dedicated to be cunts?

    Sins of a Solar Empire's Ironclad Games Sets New Legal Precedent for Video Game Trademarks

    Over two years ago we embarked on an adventure that led us to stand up against a much larger company, fight for freedom of expression and ultimately set a new legal precedent. We had hoped to never talk about this publicly however recent events have convinced us that it might help our ongoing business, other developers, and the community as a whole to share some of our experience.

    Ironclad Games is a game development studio of 15 employees based in Canada and is best known for its Sins of a Solar Empire series. Rebellion Developments is a video game company of approximately 250 employees based in the United Kingdom and is best known for its Sniper Elite and Alien vs. Predator series (source).

    In April of 2012 we received a cease and desist order from representatives of Rebellion Developments. They asserted that our use of the word "Rebellion" in the title of our game "Sins of a Solar Empire: Rebellion" was violating their trademark. Rebellion Developments made a number of demands including destroying all our existing promotional and marketing materials, paying them money and agreeing to never talk about it.

    But from our perspective, the most influential portion of the cease and desist order was the following paragraph:

    "There can be only one reason for choosing the name "REBELLION" as the name of this game, and that is that it is identical to our client's name. The choice of name for your game is designed to confuse members of the public into believing that this game emanated from our client or has been endorsed by our client. Alternatively, you have chosen REBELLION as the game's name to take unfair advantage of the reputation of our client or to dilute the distinctiveness of our client's reputation. All these actions are types of passing off that the choice of REBELLION by your company is intended to perpetrate on our client's goodwill. If you are allowed to misrepresent your game in the way indicated, it will cause damage to our client's goodwill".

    We'll leave it to the reader to decide if that is the only reason we could have chosen the title "Sins of a Solar Empire: Rebellion", whether or not the gaming community is so easily confused and whether or not we would have benefited from associating with Rebellion Developments' reputation.
    last update.
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  • Monty Python gets its own mobile game with The Ministry of Silly Walks

  • ronorra 28/06/2014

    @Markusdragon There also was Monty Python's Complete Waste of Time on pc from 1994 :)

    Reply +7
  • Valiant Hearts: The Great War review

  • ronorra 25/06/2014

    @Widge Is it just me that find this comment quite ironic coming from a moderator that doesn't shy from making trollish remarks himself?

    I'm tempted to say, that only a publisher as dashing and romantic as Ubisoft would ever try to put together.
    I am tempted to say someone like you desperately needs to broaden your horizon. Only Ubisoft, allow me to guffaw.
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  • Microsoft isn't shutting down Games For Windows Live next week

  • ronorra 25/06/2014

    There is no room for degenerates like you in the gaming master race!
    So what the fuck are you doing there? I am gonna be honest with you, procreating is nothing for you. The human race is already devolving enough without your help.

    And now, please, with sugar on top, royally feck off.
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  • Crytek UK exodus sparks concern over Homefront: The Revolution

  • ronorra 24/06/2014

    Surely the situation with Crytek is all to blame on those filthy pirates right? Right? Reply -1