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  • Watch: Seven games we'd love to see remastered

  • winstoninabox 10/09/2016

    A mate and I cooped and drank our way through R6V2. I've still no idea why the villain was a pirate. Reply 0
  • Attack on Titan: Wings of Freedom review

  • winstoninabox 05/09/2016

    Dumb question, but can you play online with friends without having to complete the story? We just wanna kill Titans together for the giggles. Reply 0
  • Finally, you can add 2-Step Verification to your PlayStation account

  • winstoninabox 27/08/2016

    @Turniplord "this is so people don't abuse it like Xbox. If you could change regions on the fly people would change, get sale items cheap then change back"

    Sony can try to limit where you buy their products, but the consumer looking for the best price isn't abuse.
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  • Virginia, one of 2016's most promising games, is coming to Xbox One, PS4 and PC next month

  • winstoninabox 25/08/2016

    "while rummaging through the glove compartment lets you sift through the detritus of your partner's car, and where you notice how her surname changes in the junk mail that's gathered"

    It's moments like these that I love in games, moments that show the writers understand adult life. Another one I especially enjoyed was in Uncharted 3, when they meet Elaina and Sully whispers to Nate, "She's still wearing the ring."
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  • Japan's Prime Minister just rocked up to the Olympics dressed as Mario

  • winstoninabox 22/08/2016

    @gnosis "Is Mario really the best representation of that culture and history?"

    You're right. With the GO craze at its height, he should've dressed like Pikachu.
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  • Disgruntled No Man's Sky players thrust Sony's PS4 refund policy back into the spotlight

  • winstoninabox 21/08/2016

    The first Sony comment about patches is worrying. There seems to be an expectation the consumer should wait for the patch to see if the game works without crashing. Then if the crashes continue, the consumer should report that to the developer and then wait for another patch.

    If a game is being patched because it crashes, that's surely an admission it isn't working correctly. The consumer shouldn't have to wait for a refund. Consumers shouldn't have to accept a product that is kind of mostly working just because the manufacturer says they'll promise to fix it.
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  • Marvel Ultimate Alliance: the last great licensed video game?

  • winstoninabox 31/07/2016

    My boy and I started playing this the other week on PS3 (I'd played it through ages ago on the PSP) and he's loving it. I was so happy and surprised to see that a PS4 version was coming out. I'd hoped for the DLC that was unreleased on the PS3, the UI to be enhanced, auto-save added, and improved graphics. You can imagine my disappointment at what Activision put on sale at that price point. As a remaster this could've been so much more. And with the current popularity of the MCU, you'd think it would've been given a little more love. No Activision, I won't be giving you my money. Reply +5
  • PokÚmon Go is a phenomenon that's pushing people together

  • winstoninabox 11/07/2016

    Tennessee Highway Safety Office should've gone with the simple "Stop before you GO". Reply +2
  • Lego Star Wars: The Force Awakens review

  • winstoninabox 01/07/2016

    Is it still couch coop only?
    I'd love to play this with my nephew and niece, or rather my son would love to play with his cousins, but they're in another city.
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  • Mighty No. 9 review

  • winstoninabox 21/06/2016

    @Uberheertje But the games are hard but fair. You can learn the attack patterns, you can over-level, or you can always coop with others. I'm not anywhere near having any talent as a gamer, but thanks to the kindness of strangers I've completed Demon's, Dark 1 & 2 and Bloodborne. Currently playing Dark 3 with a friend and loving it. Reply 0
  • Allison Road cancelled under mysterious circumstances

  • winstoninabox 21/06/2016

    "sometime things pan out differently than expected" is a euphemism for "I/we ended up hating working with you". Reply +1
  • The first fandom

  • winstoninabox 16/05/2016

    By an unfortunate turn of phrase you appear to be saying that fanatical hatred is a feature of religion... But I'm sure that that's just a mistake.
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  • winstoninabox 14/05/2016

    "But what happens when you take things that the intellect has spat out and put them back in?"

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  • Watch: Where did Resident Evil go wrong?

  • winstoninabox 17/04/2016

    "or betray them, kill them and get their stuff"

    This is the Internet. There is no "or", only "and".
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  • Selling loot boxes and the trouble with ranked play - Blizzard on Overwatch

  • winstoninabox 18/02/2016

    "hey, this is really cool, but I'd also like to be able to buy these loot boxes"

    I'm guessing there's been some transliteration at work here. In plain English gamers asked to be able to buy the skins, which was altered by Sales & Marketing English into this quote.
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  • Not everyone's thrilled with Microsoft's Quantum Break PC announcement

  • winstoninabox 13/02/2016

    I Reply +1
  • Unravel review

  • winstoninabox 09/02/2016

    "It begins and ends with an earnest letter of thanks from the development team - a polite form of emotional blackmail, I can't help but feel"

    Birthdays and Xmas must be quite the celebrations at the Evans-Thirlwell household.
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  • Killing crows and closing car doors

  • winstoninabox 28/01/2016

    "Tbh the thought of running around shooting and re spawning endlessly in these games just bores me."

    Me too. Recently played Borderlands: TPS as coop and the powers made the endless shooting fun, but what's the hook here? What's gonna keep someone coming back after 20 hours? It's just real world tech, isn't it?
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  • Alexis Kennedy on: Gravity

  • winstoninabox 17/01/2016

    How so?
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  • winstoninabox 16/01/2016

    Sorry for the brevity but iPhone.
    Crosshairs, he's talking about the gun he was firing.
    Healing, he's talking about healing the injuries sustained in video games. Or to turn it around, there's no paracetamol that'll *heal*, and nor will it do it in the seconds it takes to in a video game.
    Chess, one side moves and the other *does nothing*, which is completely unlike, well, anything outside a game.
    Hopefully this helps.
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  • Ellie Gibson on: Manual Stimulation

  • winstoninabox 09/01/2016

    Ellie, thanks for the education. I never knew that to wear or not to wear tights is such a minefield. Reply +3
  • PlayStation in 2015: Goodwill ensured that the party continued

  • winstoninabox 31/12/2015

    The idea that exclusives mattered more last generation than this is possible; with the sales the PS4 has it must've been taken up by players other than what you'd once have called "hardcore". Those players want a console their friends are playing and that has enough games to play in the more limited time they have. I'm sure XB1's exclusives are great, but if you don't have time to play all the great games out now, that advantage disappears. Reply +2
  • Rise of the Tomb Raider review

  • winstoninabox 09/11/2015

    Remember a few years ago when Uncharted 3 wasn't awarded the review score that some felt it should get, and they went to town complaining about the review? These days no one bats an eye when any article about the series refers to it as the weaker link in the three. I suspect that we're seeing the same case here; it'll be remembered as a fun and competent game that didn't really take the series forward in a meaningful way. Reply +7
  • Where can Metal Gear go from here?

  • winstoninabox 16/10/2015

    Somewhere at Konami "mobile game about trading soldiers on Mother Base" got crossed out on a whiteboard. Reply 0
  • Why I will never call video games a hobby

  • winstoninabox 16/08/2015

    "What's wrong with people these days that they're so easily offended?"

    The author straight up says you're wrong (yes, his words) if you think games are a hobby. Probably outrage is too strong, but a professional author can express an opinion (for that's all it is) without slighting the vast majority who seem to disagree with him. A little push back from the opposition, and a request for a better standard of opinion pieces is reasonable.
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  • winstoninabox 15/08/2015

    I agree. I quite enjoyed the read, but didn't understand why the author thinks those who describe video games as a hobby to be wrong. The medium can be treated as more than a hobby, but it doesn't have to be.
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  • An hour with Randy Pitchford

  • winstoninabox 24/07/2015

    "From what I understand, Blomkamp is going to ignore Aliens 3 completely, and make a sequel as if Aliens was the last film.

    Which is a much better way of doing things, if you're going to ret-con."

    Superman Returns says hello.
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  • Meet the man cleaning up after the Godus disaster

  • winstoninabox 18/07/2015

    So basically you think gamers should've known better and PM wasn't intentionally taking money under false pretenses. If that's how you want to read this situation where thousands of pounds have changed hands with the expectation of thousands more to follow, yet numerous promises connected to those pounds haven't been fulfilled, or, in the case the contest winner from two years ago, haven't even been begun, then that's your choice.

    Edit: because of iPhone
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  • winstoninabox 17/07/2015

    "but when has he ever 'taken people's money'"

    PM is not a charity that people donated to. He asked people for money on Kickstarter in exchange for a promised game. He sold hammers as DLC in Curiosity (one was thousands of ús) and promised a life-changing prize, something which has never even existed. He even had the winner sign a contract. That he seems a bumbling dreamer who is unable to manage his financial affairs is the reason, not a get out of jail free card.
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  • Destiny: The Taken King promotional Red Bull quest and bonus XP detailed

  • winstoninabox 25/06/2015

    If I were to show you a can of Redbull now, you'd throw money at the screen. Reply +2
  • Urban Chaos: Riot Response was Rocksteady's pre-Batman crime crackdown

  • winstoninabox 22/06/2015

    @kevboard It really depends on one's experience whether it was tarnished by this or not. I played it on PS3 and had no problems with the game or any of the DLC. I thought it was a fantastic fourth entry in the trilogy, but realize that not everyone was so lucky. I also liked the younger Batman, his interactions with Alfred, and the 8 killers storyline. I'd certainly recommend it to anyone who likes the Rocksteady games.

    Edit: typos and grammar
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  • The Last Guardian lives! Still directed by Fumito Ueda

  • winstoninabox 16/06/2015

    Praise the sun \o/
    Sorry, wrong game.
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  • Bethesda removes paid mods in Skyrim

  • winstoninabox 28/04/2015

    If the intention was to allow modders to profit from their work, then why didn't Valve talk to some of the modders for suggestions on how best to do that. Instead, this looks like suits from each company sat down, and without consultation with the very people they were hoping to benefit, decided what was best for them. And for them. Reply +7
  • Here's your first look at Cliff Bleszinski's new game

  • winstoninabox 10/03/2015

    @Hiya I recommend the Borderlands series. You'll care a lot. Reply -1
  • Rich Stanton on: Requiem for a dreamer

  • winstoninabox 16/02/2015


    I think you've confused me with some other conversation you're having.
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  • winstoninabox 16/02/2015


    "Molyneux would win that court case in a heart beat, due to no date being stipulated."

    No, he would not. No due date does not mean what you think it means. Claims in court, and I'm speaking from personal experince, are not settled by one party saying, 'The contract had no due date, so I've got forever'. The court would look *very* unfavorably at the broken communication and *very* unfavorably at the ignoring or Bryan's attempts to reestablish communication. Coupled with the time frame since the contest was completed, the lack of progress PM has made in fulfilling anything at all on his side of the bargain, and now Konrad coming out and saying in a forum that he thinks it unlikely that multiplayer will ever be working, well... If you think that Bryan isn't looking at a win then we'll just have to agree to disagree.
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  • winstoninabox 15/02/2015


    "im not aaying that Molyneux is above criticism for Godus, but at least get your facts right."

    Let's look at the facts. The contest was 2 years ago. A contract was signed, and it may well be open-ended as to the delivery date. The conditions of the prize have in the media at least gone from a claimed length of 5-10 years to 6 months, to possibly less than that if other players 'dethrone' the god. However, PM has never had the prize. 22cans ceased communicating with the prize winner about a year ago and the prize winner himself has given up on communicating with them after the repeated silences. The actual software that is needed to begin the prize has not even begun to be written let alone tested. Is that less grey enough for you?

    So yes, it could be as you state. But if Bryan Henderson wanted to make a claim in court I wouldn't like to be PM.

    "Perhps then level those points at the people, including those in these very comments, saying otherwise and claiming he took the money and ran and saying in app purchases were fraud."

    Initially you decided to respond to me, and not the other way around. So how about you save your advice for yourself. And once again I'll remind you that I didn't say that the in-app purchases were fraud.
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  • winstoninabox 15/02/2015


    "yes, i forgot the bit where..."

    No, the bit you forgot was, and I'm going to put it in one sentence this time so you can focus all your powers of concentration on it, *PM took money from people to take part in a contest, yet 2 years later he has never given the prize*.

    Everything else is immaterial. It doesn't matter whether he made money or not, whether he invested his own money or not, whether he used in-app purchases or not, and it certainly doesn't matter that those who paid money did so voluntarily.

    The really weird thing about this is the prize. At no time before, during, or after the contest has he ever actually had the prize to give away. And if the people working on the prize are to be believed, it may never ever come into existence. He has sold the lion skin that he never had.
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  • winstoninabox 15/02/2015


    Uh, look I don't know you, but I'm gonna assume you're a non-native speaker of English. I wrote 4 sentences, none of which say offering in-app purchases is fraud. BTW, I don't watch those shows, but I have seen a couple of episodes or each, and I'm pretty sure the writers of the shows, as do I, understand what fraud is.

    What I did say was that PM advertised a contest with a prize and took money from some entrants via in-app purchases to improve their chances of winning. Despite the contest having concluded two years ago with a winner, he as yet has produced no prize. He has also kept the money that he took from those entrants. You can make of that what you will.
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  • winstoninabox 14/02/2015

    "This is why when I see people calling Molyneux a fraud or a thief I can't agree."

    Everyone seems to be forgetting that Curiosity, although a free download, had in app purchases - 59p to ú50,000. PM took that money, an he would have happily taken the money for the diamond chisel had it been sold, with the promise of a prize at the end. Two years later there's no prize and he's kept that money. There must be a word for a person who does that...
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  • Face-Off: Assassin's Creed Unity

  • winstoninabox 17/11/2014

    @StooMonster Star Trek says hello. Currently playing through it in coop for the giggles. Wish I could've taken a video of the Gorn teleporting into the fight who repeatedly just sunk into the floor to disappear. It is a good game with beer, though. Reply +1
  • Xbox One plays catch up in Japan with solid launch line-up

  • winstoninabox 20/06/2014

    Both consoles are expected to sell in the first week. Reply +3
  • The Heavenly Sword movie is out soon - and here's a new trailer

  • winstoninabox 11/02/2014

    Only periods can give the right emphasis.
    Worst. Trailer. Narration. Ever.
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  • Fixing Forza 5: How Turn 10 wants to win fans back

  • winstoninabox 13/12/2013

    If your goal is for players to have access to and the fun of driving as many cars as possible, then just give them access to all the cars. Then if you want to distinguish between players who've achieved things in the game over players who haven't, then make the livery of all cars locked to the same noob livery. If you want your car to look better, then go out and achieve the goals. There's no need to monetize the process in order to show the difference between racers who have and haven't done stuff. The only reason for monetization is... making money. Reply +6
  • The play's the thing

  • winstoninabox 02/09/2013

    @linea "the worlds that videogames represent are primarily interacted with either by destroying, pushing or picking up items- any other interactions have to be heavily scripted generally."

    Great point.
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  • Saints Row: The Third's Dominatrix DLC now headed to SR4

  • winstoninabox 23/07/2013

    @Binba442 Spoilers:

    Three had some missions set inside the Deckers' computer network. There are also some limited superpowers in the hunt for Johnny Gat DLC.
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  • Dead Space 3: Awakened review

  • winstoninabox 14/03/2013

    Sounds like what Alien 3 was to Aliens in that it made the previous film irrelevant. Reply +1
  • Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker retrospective

  • winstoninabox 25/02/2013

    I'm glad you liked MGS: Peace Walker. But if you didn't get much out of the PSP itself then are you really into gaming? I've close to 50 PSP games and never regretted a one of them. Hundreds of hours of gaming later and I'm still playing stuff on it. The Lego games alone sucked me in for days collecting everything. And in the last month I've got into Ace Combat with my nephew who loves it in co-op. No love for Liberty City? What about Vice City? Get a few mates together and there's heaps of multiplayer fun to be had with those titles.
    If you've never sat in a coffee shop with friends playing Monster Hunter, you're not qualified to pass judgement on what was, and still is, a superb handheld.
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  • Halo 4: Forward Unto Dawn is more space soap than space opera

  • winstoninabox 06/10/2012

    This is the story of a bunch of fresh-faced cadet space marines at an elite military academy - all their parents are senior offices in the United Nations Space Command - and so far it's strictly high school.
    All their parents are offices! I guess the story will give the kids room for improvement.
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  • Retrospective: Jet Set Radio Future

  • winstoninabox 17/09/2012

    "when I visited the real Tokyo a few years ago. I was there to see Q Entertainment for a magazine article, and I'm guessing I'd never travelled so far from home. The funny thing though is that everywhere I looked I felt like I was at home anyway. Because of Jet Set Radio Future, I recognised almost all of the streets around Shibuya - those strange, fiercely clean alleyways sloping away at odd angles"

    You saw Shibuya at its best. It's a dive now.
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