Caimbeul

Why I don't understand YouTube: A middle-aged woman writes

Caimbeul

2 months ago

Watching videos of people watching videos already happened a few years ago with the awful gogglebox or whatever it was...next it will be videos of those watching videos of those watching videos.
I think it is safe to assume that if you are Watching a game, you are interested in it. Therefore unless you cannot play it yourself (most probably can), why wouldn't you? If you like the game play it. Surely watching someone else play robs you of the experience, any surprise (if you then play it yourself) and the satisfaction of conquering the game yourself.

I think some of the arcade related comments hold a little sway about watching others. I always wanted to play though rather than watch.

Maybe the truth is somewhere in between. What I can't abide is the commercialisation of all of it.
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Lego The Incredibles coming to Switch, PC, PS4, Xbox One

Caimbeul

2 months ago

Not really a good choice of IP to make a game from. Maybe Disney just threw a load of money at them to hype the movie?

Lego city undercover 2 NEEDS to be made asap. Surprised by how fun it was and I was able to play through with my son.
A new lego jurassic would be welcome too.
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Caimbeul

2 months ago

Not really a good choice of IP to make a game from. Maybe Disney just threw a load of money at them to hype the movie?

Lego city undercover 2 NEEDS to be made asap. Surprised by how fun it was and I was able to play through with my son.
A new lego jurassic would be welcome too.
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Sea of Thieves is sandbox gaming at its purest

Caimbeul

2 months ago

shame its multiplayer only...
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Fortnite Twitch streamer Ninja is making $500,000 a month

Caimbeul

2 months ago

@scuffpuppies couldn't agree more! Its so bizarre. I tell my son all the time that he could be playing the very game he is watching as he has it.
It also spoils the game I think as you don't explore, experiment and discover if you watch someone else. It robs you of it. No reward for playing and experiencing it all for the first time. Every single one of these people who stream/post on YouTube etc are targeting younger kids too which I think is wrong, plus all than inane chatter and talking for the sake of it while overreacting to everything is ridiculous. Don't even get me started on all those channels dedicated to and making money from opening cards and toys! Its disgraceful how they are in partnership with brands to influence children.
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Caimbeul

2 months ago

There is something very wrong with the world when that kind of money is earned simply by playing games.
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Pokémon Go is bringing back Lugia, one of its toughest legendaries

Caimbeul

2 months ago

Is this game still going? Its a pointless grindfest that is zero fun and requires no skill.
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Pillars of Eternity 2: Deadfire release delayed a month

Caimbeul

2 months ago

@WeirdbeardUK Will be twice the price of PC though for no justifiable reason as with practically every switch game.
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Where do downloadable games go when they die?

Caimbeul

4 months ago

That's why digital was never a good idea from the get go. Publishers take your money, claim you own nothing and have no consequences for pulling content on a whim or some weak excuse. Platforms like GOG have this blatant ripoff covered by allowing DRM free downloads of the games. Not sure if this applies to all on its service though.
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Nintendo fans spent all of last night waiting on a Direct announcement

Caimbeul

5 months ago

No doubt I will get begged to oblivion but god almighty. Aside from a very small selection of games, the switch has nothing but ports of old games. Why everyone is so crazy over it is beyond me.
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You can pay £20 to invite KK Slider and Tom Nook to your Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp

Caimbeul

6 months ago

WhT don't gaming companies understand? Make a game, we pay for and play it. Stop trying to rinse players for vulgar sums of money in an ever increasing greed.
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Star Wars Battlefront 2 physical sales down 60% on Battlefront 1

Caimbeul

6 months ago

EA "temporarily" removes micro transactions from game = Go F yourself EA. This is a full priced game, not some free to play but pay to win mobile game.

EA "permanently" removes micro transactions from games = You've got another customer.

Corporate greed as usual. When will companies realise that if you look after your customers they will look after you? The problem is greedy shareholders wanting more and more profit every year. This elite super rich 1% are trying to make themselves richer and us poorer!
VOTE WITH YOUR WALLETS. DONT BUY ANY GAME WITH MICRO TRANSACTIONS THAT EFFECT PROGRESSION IN GAMES.
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Jelly Deals: Nintendo Switch down to £269.99 at Amazon this week

Caimbeul

6 months ago

This is a regular price. Certainly nothing special. Maybe when I don't have to pay the price of 3 recent pc games for a single switch game I might be interested. I would quite like one but those game prices are utterly vulgar and shameful given that most are old ports and cheaper on every other platform.
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Xbox One X comes hand in hand with massive downloads

Caimbeul

7 months ago

This is why we NEED physical media and not to go 100% digital. I truly feel that games sizes are getting out of hand because developers are getting lazy. They should work with a size restriction and make it work. Circa 100Gb downloads are ridiculous. 25 tops IMO.
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Stardew Valley comes to Switch this Thursday

Caimbeul

8 months ago

Hurry! Another port of an old game...
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AMD Radeon RX Vega 64 review

Caimbeul

8 months ago

Until AMD sort their "control panel" out and allow me to set my colour range/depth like Nvidia, my next card will be nvidia! Shame as I like AMD and ive been a customer for many many years!
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Switch to revive Nintendo arcade classics, starting with the original Mario Bros.

Caimbeul

8 months ago

Switch seems to be getting nothing but ports and remakes of old games. Not much new or current IP.
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First women-only esports car racing competition announced

Caimbeul

9 months ago

@Rovient I fully agree on all counts but I think that segregating women from men simply is a backwards concept and does the opposite of treating people equally. If they want to create their own female only groups then fine but is that not sexist in the same way that men only clubs are? Equality by its very nature means everyone is treated the same, regardless of gender, race. This is not doing that.
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Oh my god Secret of Mana is being 3D remastered for PS4, PC and Vita

Caimbeul

9 months ago

At first is was in the OMG excited child stage, then I saw the graphics... they ready could have done a lot more. Such Low poly count is unforgivable these days. Wouldn't have taken much and today's console could handle it easily. Maybe a better route would have been like the new sonic game with redrawn sprites with more frames of animation. For me, it looks to have sucked away some of the magic by looking like a PS2 game.
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Nintendo confirms SNES mini, including never-released Starfox 2

Caimbeul

11 months ago

As usual, deliberate limited supply means it is out of stock everywhere... Do they want people to run emulators off their own backs or do they want to earn money? Baffling
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Cyberpunk 2077 assets stolen by actual cyberpunks

Caimbeul

12 months ago

Dick move by hackers as usual... They should be using their skills to expose corrupt and unscrupulous evil corporations and people like Trump and his cronies, not genuine hardworking companies (especially ones as caring for their customers as CD-Project)
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GAME launches unattractive new £36 loyalty card scheme

Caimbeul

1 year ago

I still love the idea of a physical shop to buy games in but Game are so out of touch in every aspect of business. Who in their right mind buys games at their prices or sells stuff to them for them to then resell at almost new pricing?
If you want to charge a lot, you have to be offering something special/unique/stunning service or adding value that makes it worthwhile... Game does none of this. It must be about 10yrs now since ive actually bought anything from there, if not more.
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Bethesda lawyers force name change on indie game Prey for the Gods

Caimbeul

1 year ago

@thelatestmodel indeed, next it with be words like "and" and "the"
This is utterly ridiculous, if it was a unique word or combo of words then fair enough, but there are many examples of game titles that share common words (tennis, football, rally, dirt, racing, the list goes on!) and nobody has lost copyright because of it. No consumers were confused!
This is pure heavy handed corporate bullying. Bethesda should be ashamed. Was going to get Prey but now might get Praey instead now! A-holes.
/and breath!
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Mass Effect: Andromeda review

Caimbeul

1 year ago

Is it too late to cancel my preorder on cdkeys?
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Nintendo says Switch dead pixels "normal", not a defect

Caimbeul

1 year ago

@Machetazo "baffling consumer-blind decision making." THAT phrase sums up Nintendo on so many levels.
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New Square Enix role-playing IP Project Prelude Rune announced

Caimbeul

1 year ago

Can Eurogamer staff please do something about the fake news that has plagued the site near the bottom of articles for what seems like forever. I don't want to know the "secret" of how some stay at home mum from (insert your nearest town) makes x thousands a day with "one simple trick"
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Pokémon Go Valentine's Day event begins today

Caimbeul

1 year ago

@jonathanharding-rath - I agree, im the same to an extent, but i have not enjoyed it from day 1, i colect miles and effectively play it gfor my young son but agree, its just the same pokemon, day in day out, even in central london. The game is designed to dri feed fans and make them grind so much, it beggars belief with measley rewards/experience points etc. Its just not fun, its not even a game really, its just a collection tool/chore.
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Mass Effect Andromeda trailer showcases new aliens, another squadmate

Caimbeul

1 year ago

I've pre-ordered and am looking forward to it but cannot help but think that the characters (goodies) all look a bit meh! dis-likeable and/or forgetful. Not a patch on the design for the original trilogy :-(
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Pillars of Eternity 2: Deadfire announced

Caimbeul

1 year ago

That angler fish statue on the last image has big boobies! tehehehe!
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Super Bomberman R for Nintendo Switch costs £50, Konami says

Caimbeul

1 year ago

@Pierre2k Exactly, the software pricing is vulgar. Its classic Nintendo greed in that respect.
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Caimbeul

1 year ago

@SpaceMonkey77 True regarding the 2nd hand market but given how the likes of Game and CEX give you next to nothing for games and then sell them at almost retail price, i'd personally rather just rather buy new to spite them.
Also the £20 price hike is not justified by having cartridges. I'd wager they cost circa £1 at most. They are effectively memory sticks with a slightly connection than USB. Given you can buy a 32GB stick for less than a tenner, and this includes all the markups and costs of distribution, manufacturers costs and profits and the profits of the retailer, and that this often includes free shipping, you can see how little this stuff costs to make.
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Caimbeul

1 year ago

£50 for bomberman? Don't get me wrong, its a really fun game but it is far from being a massive epic budget game requiring teams of hundreds over years to make.
Is the hardware overpriced? Yes, i think it is a little. £230 would have been a killer price point. Is the software grotesquely overpriced? Absolutely! £50-60 for games is a joke!
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Nintendo Switch out 3rd March for £279.99

Caimbeul

1 year ago

At the risk of getting begged into oblivion, I think Nintendo are missing the boat here and displaying their typical greed. 280 is far too much what is decent but certainly not cutting edge tech and a less than stellar launch line up. 199 and they wouldn't be able to keep up with demand
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Nintendo Switch games list, 2018 release dates and every Switch game released so far

Caimbeul

1 year ago

Dear EA... PLEEAAAASSSSSE port Madden to Switch
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Sega's new Valkyria game is coming to the west next spring

Caimbeul

1 year ago

Hang on a sec... there was a 2&3??
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Fresh Zelda: Breath of the Wild footage introduces a new area, offers glimpse at Zelda

Caimbeul

2 years ago

Wow. If I can play that on the go and it looks that nice, I'm sold.
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Five minutes of Mass Effect Andromeda gameplay reveals krogan, turian squadmates

Caimbeul

2 years ago

Purely from a personal perspective this trailer has actually put me off the game. This is a shame as the original trilogy is on of my faves of all time. This just looks like it could be any other sci-fi 3rd person action game. Not a mass effect game. Too much focus on combat, no sense of the space opera. Sad :-(
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Pokémon Go developer wants it to last as long as World of Warcraft

Caimbeul

2 years ago

What people actually are missing is that it isn't actually a game! What do you do? Walk around and collect stuff that is drip fed at a painful rate with no variety.
It's a grind and collect process based largely on pure luck and geographic location. If you don't live in a big city you F'd
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Red Dead Redemption 2 trailer is stunningly beautiful, stunningly short

Caimbeul

2 years ago

Target render or in game engine???
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Nintendo lawyers jump on No Mario's Sky parody

Caimbeul

2 years ago

@skirlasvoud @bobisbob @sbandy I think you all misunderstood, I was not defending it in any way. I was merely asking the question. The article title states that it is a parody. I thought mayhaps there was more to the game that made it a parody that was not immediately evident. Being in the creative industry myself, I am all to aware of the incorrect use of IP etc and copyright theft/infringement. I asked because it may have had relevance if it was created in the US then it may have had more leg to stand on so to speak. The adult industry is a prime example of blatantly ripping off mainstream movies but because it's all tongue in cheek they seem to get away with it.
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Caimbeul

2 years ago

Depending on its origin, aren't parodies legal in the US?
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The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt review

Caimbeul

2 years ago

Makes me regret buying it early on (even though I've yet to play it) due to the plethora of DLC if there was a cost effective way to add the DLC, I'd be more inclined to play it. A shame really.
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Gran Turismo Sport delayed until 2017

Caimbeul

2 years ago

Colour me not surprised. The last great GT for me was 3. Went downhill after that. It's such a sterile game and Forza surpassed it a long time ago.
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Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060 3GB vs 6GB review

Caimbeul

2 years ago

@kirankara you have to bear in mind though that anything running on Scorpio will be highly optimised for that particular collection of hardware so will likely run pretty well. PC's for all there cutting edge power have to be optimised for a wide range of hardware combinations. As time goes on, developers get lazy and don't squeeze as much performance out of their code as they know that most will have something decent enough to make up the shortfall. On console things get better as they squeeze every drop of performance they can out of the system.
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Watchdog investigates Future merger with Imagine

Caimbeul

2 years ago

If games TM disappeared, would I buy EDGE...? No! Ditch edge and keep games TM
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Chomping on corpses in single-player Divinity: Original Sin 2

Caimbeul

2 years ago

Shoot, this slipped under the radar. Have not even started the first one. Grrr, no time, no time!
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After a flood of negative feedback, Pokémon Go's developer is finally ready to talk

Caimbeul

2 years ago

Exactly!
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Caimbeul

2 years ago

@dankcushions whilst a agree that they should block apps that give people an advantage in the game, they need to address the fact that for those living in rural areas, there is literally almost nothing around. No pokestops, gyms and most certainly no Pokemon. Where I live you get Pidgey's and Ratata's... That's it! Don't even get me started on the fact that the games rarely lets me connect to actually play and that GPS is stupidly inaccurate. How can all other apps tell what street I am on and what direction I am walking in but PG cannot? I have been at the very door of a location in central London for a Pokestop and I am still classed as too far away. My avatar is constantly walking through buildings rather than down streets.

They need to resolve the lack of Pokemon and lack of variety in general, especially in rural areas. And pull the game until it is actually finished an playable. Oh and sort the battery drain. It's inexcusable how much it drains the battery. Games looking 10x better last far longer.
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Nintendo NX is a portable console with detachable controllers

Caimbeul

2 years ago

So this sounds like an underpowered handheld device that won't translate well to tv. Cartridges!? Hooray, let's make things even more expensive for people to buy Nintendo! Unless this is way more powerful than the report says I can see this potentially being final the nail I in the coffin fit Nintendo hardware. What has been proven repeatedly is that consumers want powerful devices not gimmicky devices. Why do you think NS and Sony have come out with mid cycle upgrades?

This needs the following to succeed in my opinion:
More power
Nothing higher or lower than a 720P display
Massive 3rd party support
Very accessible price point (because it is using old tech)
A huge battery life
A little energon and a lot of luck!
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Having no daily/flash deals made Steam Summer Sale 2016 more money than ever

Caimbeul

2 years ago

I didn't buy anything as I thought the deals weren't all that this year.
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