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  • Epic confirms that it's shutting down free-to-play MOBA Paragon this April

  • witchdrash 26/01/2018

    I am not surprised, the game, whenever I played it felt like a chore, it has probably improved since then, but I played a few games that lasted over 30 minutes before I left and didnít seem to be approaching any sort of climax, it really felt like it hadnít moved beyond the opening situation, or youíd be steam rollered in 5 minutes, the balance never felt right. Reply +18
  • Bungie apologises again after another bad week for Destiny 2

  • witchdrash 19/01/2018

    @mega-gazz The thing was that the eververse in Destiny 1 never felt that bad, in Destiny 2 it's totally subverted the play, loot, improve cycle, by making it play, get nothing, buy it/play something else. Reply +10
  • witchdrash 19/01/2018

    I'm still amazed that Bungie don't just disable all these systems, as getting all the rewards and walking away for a few weeks happy with the game, must be way more successful than realising you're being screwed by a hidden system and quitting permanently? Reply +17
  • Nvidia unveils Big Format Gaming Displays: 65-inch 120Hz G-Sync 4K monitors

  • witchdrash 08/01/2018

    @KenpoJuJitsu3 I read other articles suggesting NVIDIA saw this as sitting on peopleís desks as well which looked mad Reply 0
  • witchdrash 08/01/2018

    Having used a 4k 40Ē Monitor and returned to my 34Ē, 65Ē is way way way too big, as a tv from a couple of meters itís a fantastic size, on the other side of your desk itís going to be crap Reply 0
  • Destiny 2 gets first downtime of the year today

  • witchdrash 03/01/2018

    For once this doesn't bother me, I'm done with the game, which is a real shame as I loved Destiny, Destiny 2 feels like a hollow shell. Reply +11
  • Jelly Deals: GAME's winter sale is now live

  • witchdrash 14/12/2017

    Why havenít these parasites gone bust yet? Reply -1
  • The overpowered, broken Prometheus Lens makes Destiny 2 fun again

  • witchdrash 12/12/2017

    @Spuzzell there is a massive difference, Bungie has micro transactions true, but unlike battlefront 2 theyíre cosmetic fluff not pay to win Reply 0
  • Bungie says Destiny 2's most overpowered Curse of Osiris weapon is bugged

  • witchdrash 07/12/2017

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  • Jedi Academy shows Battlefront 2 how to do lightsabers right

  • witchdrash 05/12/2017

    I always loved multiplayer Jedi Outcast with guns turned off, was a fantastic experience of quick reflexes to counter both force moves and wild light saber swings.

    Remember before they patch the backwards stab games degenerated (in the best way) in to hilarious stand offs people knowing that the moment they were knocked over they died.
    Reply +2
  • Bungie pulls tonight's livestream to confront Destiny 2 criticism

  • witchdrash 29/11/2017

    @Malek86 I used to think that, but I hadn't taken in to account the blandness of every weapon in the game, and how they hardly differentiate from each other. Reply 0
  • witchdrash 29/11/2017

    @CoburnAlpha bring back anything with a little uniqueness... something that makes me feel overpowered in pve, any thing please.. Reply +3
  • witchdrash 29/11/2017

    @MarkRobLives I really thought I wouldn't miss the random rolls on weapons, I was completely wrong, you no longer get the chance of getting a weapon with some really fun random perk that makes it a little distinctive, instead all the weapons are meh, including exotics, which are no longer exotic.

    I firmly blame crucible for this shit by the way.
    Reply +3
  • witchdrash 29/11/2017

    They need to properly separate crucible and pve, the need to balance the guns across both has led Destiny 2's guns to feel bland and derivative.

    I don't feel like some sort of space super soldier, and this is purely so people don't moan about people having an auto-rifle, a shotgun and a rocket launcher in crucible.

    When will companies learn to treat both modes as fundamentally different, you want to feel op in PvE, and balance them completely individually.
    Reply +1
  • Mother defends 14-year-old son sued by Epic over Fortnite cheat video

  • witchdrash 27/11/2017

    @IncredibleBulk it's a multiplayer game and cheating can destroy the experience for others, either by making making the game simply less enjoyable during play, or eventually driving away so many players those left can't find matches.

    Suing him is dumb, just ban him and move on
    Reply +1
  • Destiny 2 fans find new XP issue as Bungie bids to calm growing unrest

  • witchdrash 27/11/2017

    @jabberwocky except that hasn't happened in Destiny 2, levelling is tied directly to playing, not bright engrams.

    If Bungie decide to ape EA in their systems I'll simply stop playing.

    bright engrams just aren't relevant to actually playing, they're cosmetic fluff, and frankly, from an enjoyment perspective, they have little to no impact, other than the occasional "ooh, wonder if I'll get a new and novel emote".

    This for me, and I'm guessing it's going to attract a world of down votes, is a whole load of fuss about very little.

    When they start putting exotics and high level gear in to bright engrams I'll reconsider this, but I just can't get worked up about whether it takes me 1 hour or 10 hours to earn when the contents is sparrows, shaders and ships.

    I know it's fashionable to hate loot boxes, and moan about every software developer who has been "shady" according to the community, but really is it worth getting so worked up about what colour your character could be....
    Reply -1
  • witchdrash 27/11/2017

    @rudedudejude because itís fun.

    People these days seem to disregard a game unless you can dedicate months solely to it, I see Destiny 2 as a once a week fun shooter, played alongside other games.

    People take all of this way too seriously, itís a great shooter you can play for a few hours and put down for a while and come back to.
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  • witchdrash 27/11/2017

    160k with a system that gives you 100% of the xp still is effectively less than 80k with a system that could take 90% of xp away.

    So still better than it was before, plus I'm not playing Destiny 2 to earn Bright Engrams, it's just an extra benefit of playing. *shrug*
    Reply +3
  • Inside FIFA 18's Weekend League, the gruelling mode that's consuming players' lives

  • witchdrash 21/11/2017

    I am amazed that
    A - the idea got dreamt up
    B - it got implemented
    Its structure changes the game from a bit of fun in to work, and plenty will blame those who play, but itís easy to become so invested that you play because you feel you have sunk in so much that stopping is impossible.

    Really glad I skipped FIFA this year, not because personally I would have ended up playing this (donít play online against strangers because Iím crap) but because this appears to be the year where EA have decided to properly jump the shark with shitty systems across multiple games all seemingly designed to suck the fun out of their games
    Reply +31
  • EA's response to Star Wars: Battlefront 2 hero unlock fury isn't going down well

  • witchdrash 13/11/2017

    I enjoyed Battlefront, not bought this game, wonít be buying this game, it could be the most amazing game created, but full game purchase with mobile app monetisation, thatís a big fat nope from me. Reply +4
  • Amazon UK customers furious as Xbox One X pre-orders fail to arrive

  • witchdrash 07/11/2017

    I've had a lot of problems with Amazon, although that's because I order loads from them, instead of rage quitting, it's usually easier to just ask them for a goodwill gesture, you get your item, some money, everyone wins.

    Amazon have probably given me about £300 in amazon vouchers over the last couple of years due to cock ups. (and that doesn't include the random times they send me two items instead of one, which seems to happen a lot...)

    Just be polite and hold their feet to the fire and they'll give you a voucher to get rid of you.

    Line 1 support can give you up to £20 and if you escalate you can sometimes get £50.
    Reply +2
  • Microsoft Xbox One X review

  • witchdrash 03/11/2017

    Iím tempted but I have a very powerful pc and I can get most of the games direct from Microsoft on that.

    But it does look nice.

    Decisions decisions...
    Reply +1
  • A month after launch, how's FIFA 18?

  • witchdrash 30/10/2017

    Iíve given up with fifa for the moment, the same issues exist for years now, Iím very time limited and donít enjoy multiplayer and my main issue with single player is the ai difficulty curve is not gradual, the game goes from me winning 10/11 - 0 to me losing 0 - 2 and itís often because the game doesnít do what I expect, on easier difficulties you can recover from the engines stupidity on higher difficulties it punishes you, even though it wasnít what you intended to happen. Reply +2
  • Are loot boxes gambling?

  • witchdrash 12/10/2017

    Loot boxes are not gambling, but they are as close to gambling as you can get before it actually becomes gambling.

    You are trading money for the hope of getting something decent, I get the same buzz from opening blind boxes, CCG card boosters and playing fixed odds slot machines, if you get the same buzz, they're relying on exactly the same triggers to suck money out of you.

    So for me, they are demonstrably the same thing, if not technically.
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  • Jelly Deals: LG 55-inch 4K OLED TV at its cheapest price yet

  • witchdrash 18/09/2017

    @max75 no because itís a tv Reply 0
  • witchdrash 18/09/2017

    @SteampunkZomb1e wait until March next year, they'll go on clearance, I got mine less than half price (although still expensive as it was 65") Reply +1
  • Destiny 2: Curse of Osiris DLC details leaked by Xbox Store

  • witchdrash 08/09/2017

    @tramainbacchus the content team were probably finished with destiny 2 (bar a few tweaks) 6/8 months ago, better to have them making more content than sitting in theyíre hands whistling Reply -1
  • Microsoft's final sales pitch for Xbox One X falls flat

  • witchdrash 21/08/2017

    @Foxtrot-Oscar I've not noticed this on my PS4 at all, ok apart from most of the monthly games being pretty rubbish. Plus Digital Foundry have pretty much pegged Xbox One and PS4 as similar, I doubt the difference between PS4 pro and Xbox One X will be much different.

    Your post feels like you more have an axe to grind with Sony and the Playstation, which is a perfectly good reason to switch, but the stats don't bear our your assertions, just be honest and say you don't like Sony anymore so you're going somewhere else, and that's fine.
    Reply +3
  • witchdrash 21/08/2017

    I want to get the enthusiasm up to actually buy this, I chose PS4 at the beginning, because most of my friends were getting one, and decided I'd hold off until later to get an XBox One, however the reasons for actually getting one are less than they were at launch, between my PS4 and my PC (with Microsoft's new found desire to enable Windows 10 owners to play all their games too) there is little, to no, reason to purchase an Xbox One, and more power isn't a particularly compelling reason to part with £450.

    As much as this pains me, if they cut windows users off from some exclusives their hardware would be a much easier sell, the problem is if you own even a moderate gaming PC purchasing their hardware doesn't make much sense, as you can get plenty of the "exclusives" on there, and almost everything else is cross platform.
    Reply +3
  • BioWare veteran and Anthem lead designer Corey Gaspur passes away

  • witchdrash 01/08/2017

    @SinglePlayer strictly speaking you don't pass away at any age, something always kills you Reply +46
  • So far, Fortnite feels less than Epic

  • witchdrash 27/07/2017

    Call me a weirdo but I'm having fun, but I've always enjoyed grindy games, there needs to be a bit more of a sandbox mode at your fort and maybe a horde survival but it's entertaining.

    The only thing that jars is the need to get a lot of loot llamas, and certainly early on there's not much way to get them except with real cash.
    Reply +12
  • Gears of War creator Epic Games announces a new game

  • witchdrash 28/02/2017

    Looks pretty meh Reply +1
  • Escaping Skyrim's shadow

  • witchdrash 27/02/2017

    ESO isn't a bad game, it's quite fun in parts, I just couldn't get sucked in to it in the same way as the single player games. Reply +10
  • Nintendo Switch out 3rd March for £279.99

  • witchdrash 13/01/2017

    @iRuleHyrule yes and no, for me I like Nintendos games and I wouldn't mind a decent 1080p static console, but I've got bored of Nintendo trying to sell their consoles using gimmicks, if they produced a shield type static console for £150 that played all their games using normal joypads id buy it, I don't fancy paying £280 for a console who's additional cost will be the portable aspect I'd never use, when I could get an Xbox one s for less when they'd be used in the same way.

    The wiiu lumbered is with a pretty anaemic large screen controller that cost a big chunk of the initial outlay, and was in the grand scheme of things a complete waste of time and the switch is going to hit us with that again and some stupidly expensive controllers.

    Sometimes just being a nice solid basic console is a better option than some sort of kitchen sink that only a few people will use all the features of, but push up the overall cost to silly levels.
    Reply +1
  • witchdrash 13/01/2017

    Another Nintendo generation to skip for me, way too expensive, shame Nintendo are going down the gimmick route. Reply +5
  • Super Mario Run only playable with an internet connection

  • witchdrash 09/12/2016

    @JoelStinty having intermittent connection required for patches etc is completely different than always requiring a connection.

    Mobile gaming, is by definition on the go, and even today on the go means mobile black spots for most people

    Also for things that are online insisting on an online connection makes sense, facebook can't download your latest fake news alerts with out it. To insist on it for something that is effectively a single player game with all the data already on your phone is a different matter all together. Yes when I have no data that's when I turn to the offline stuff on my phone, mostly games, don't make those stop working at that point simply because you're frightened people will steal your game (btw people will steal this game anyway)
    Reply +3
  • witchdrash 09/12/2016

    So another game that the eventual pirates will actually get a better experience than those who bought it .... Reply +12
  • It didn't take long for CEX to hike the price of Call of Duty: World at War on Xbox 360

  • witchdrash 28/09/2016

    @Eldritch so I'm not the only one to enjoy CEX and Games second hand pube filled boxes... Reply -1
  • Watch: Why I'm not sticking with No Man's Sky

  • witchdrash 25/08/2016

    I agree, the. Basic summary for no mans sky for me, is the universe feels dead, each planet quickly becomes the same as you simply harvest to move on, when you realise this you lose the enjoyment of moving on because you don't actually get anything better in the next system, it may be purple and yellow rather than green and blue, but it's the same Reply +12
  • Nvidia unveils GTX 1060: $249 buys you GTX 980 power

  • witchdrash 07/07/2016

    @HotshotLemming hardly the way exchange rates are going you'll need a mortgage to buy one Reply +15
  • Sony confirms PlayStation 4K

  • witchdrash 10/06/2016

    @Simatron3000 i don't know there's an increasing number of parents who grew up with consoles, I mean my daughter is going to have to push that hard to get me to buy her the latest and greatest console, when she gets to the point beyond simply being amused by pressing controller buttons of course :) Reply 0
  • witchdrash 10/06/2016

    If this starts a 3 year tick-tock style cycle, where every 3 years a more powerful system demos, and has 6 years of life before being retired, I'm pretty happy with that, with a switch to x86 architecture there isn't the development costs in hardware there was, and 6 years is an age in graphics technology, just look of the state of the xbox 360 and ps3 at the end of their lives, they simply couldn't put a picture on screen that matched a pc that cost about the same to purchase. Reply 0
  • Here's how Overwatch's leave game penalty works

  • witchdrash 10/06/2016

    @arty I play overwatch quite a lot and I've had to leave a game once, that's because my 2 year old daughter fell over and knocked her head, every other time I've gone, do I have 15 minutes free, no, I'm not playing overwatch, not screw my team, I'm going to play for 5 minutes and bail because I don't have any sort of proper time management. Reply +5
  • Enter the Gungeon sells 200k copies in a week

  • witchdrash 13/04/2016

    @Jac try fishing it out :) Reply 0
  • witchdrash 13/04/2016

    It would have been 200,001 copies of Enter the Gungeon, but the playstation store has decided that all my payments options are invalid and sony have been as useful as a chocolate teapot floating in lava. Reply +1
  • Bully, Manhunt now available to buy on PS4

  • witchdrash 22/03/2016

    £11.99, again console shops take the piss. Ended up getting these on Steam as part of a bundle that cost about £20, and this was a few years back...

    Apart from the occasional sale the PS and Xbox stores are terrible value, and these aren't exactly changing that.
    Reply +2
  • I wish WOW's new demon hunters didn't have to be elves

  • witchdrash 11/11/2015

    I know Blizzard have this whole lore thing, but this isn't Lord of the Rings, where the lore is controlled elsewhere, Blizzard can come up with any old reason as to why.

    "Ok the secret order of Demon Hunters opens a recruiting stall in Stormwind and recruited a load of people after The Burning Crusade, just you hadn't noticed it before because of magic, there are now demon hunters of all races" there you go you can have that for free Blizz.
    Reply +13
  • Official PS4 In-ear Stereo Headset out December for £78/€90

  • witchdrash 03/11/2015

    @Shackkobe

    Some houses are really expensive! Think yours is expensive now?
    Reply +5
  • witchdrash 03/11/2015

    Think I'll stick with my £5 Logitech USB headphones, because that sounds painfully expensive Reply +2
  • Job losses at Just Cause 3 developer Avalanche Studios

  • witchdrash 02/11/2015

    @SameerAFC actually quite often not, which is why I turned down getting in to game development, and just went in to classic business software development. (seemed a lot of hardwork and not much job stability!)

    Also when they announce these losses they're pretty much always of permanent staff, as you don't have to report ending a freelancers contract, as you're not actually making any job losses, you're simply terminating a business relationship.
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