HeroJez

Does Sam Fisher's cameo in Ghost Recon Wildlands lead into a new Splinter Cell?

HeroJez

2 weeks ago

I hope it doesn't with that hideous ME:A character model.

FFS, what are they thinking. If they do make a new game, he better look badass.
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Donkey Kong champ Billy Mitchell's high scores wiped after cheating evidence emerges

HeroJez

2 weeks ago

Cheating son of a Mitchell.
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Arabian Nights-themed first-person rogue-lite City of Brass leaves early access in May

HeroJez

3 weeks ago

Looks cool! Love the theme.
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A Twitch streamer is poised to become Sea of Thieves' very first Pirate Legend today

HeroJez

4 weeks ago

@the-Axtor-show Hahahaha
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Super Smash Bros. announced for Nintendo Switch

HeroJez

2 months ago

A port makes the most sense, but let's be real: They know how big a deal Smash is for lots of players. And they've got a lot of older modes and to draw from. Even if they start with SSBWiiU, I think it'll stand out on its own with fresh additions and extra 'stuff'.
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HeroJez

2 months ago

I wonder who came up with the Smash 'cross' logo.

I mean... what IS it? Never understood. It looks like someone's spazzed out with the shape tools in MS Paint.
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Nintendo Direct scheduled for tomorrow

HeroJez

2 months ago

Mario Golf pls.
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Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 logo spotted on a baseball cap

HeroJez

2 months ago

IV no idea who's responsible for Roman Numeral application at Activision but, well, they're fired!
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Peter Molyneux's The Trail out on Nintendo Switch

HeroJez

2 months ago

Neux thanks.
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Eurogamer's parent company Gamer Network has been bought by PAX operator ReedPOP

HeroJez

2 months ago

I rate this expansion 8/10.
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Yes, you really do have to pay for an extra character slot in Metal Gear Survive

HeroJez

2 months ago

Conami. _
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Norway says Nintendo is breaking the law over eShop refund policy

HeroJez

2 months ago

In my experience, companies being complete cunts goes around in circles.

Nintendo, MS, and SONY have all, in the past (and even present) do shitty things in the name of... well, God knows what. Remember when Sony tried to trademark Let's Play? And Microsoft tried to hawk the XBOX ONE for 6 billion quid? And Nintendo deleted everyone's STAR POINTS WHEN THEY TRANSFERRED OVER TO A NEW SYSTEM WHICH COULD, CONVENIENTLY TRANSPOSE ALL OTHER DATA, JUST CONVENIENTLY NOT THE POINTS I WAS GOING TO BUY THAT FUCKING METROID STATUE WITH!

Sorry, capslock.
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Bungie delays Destiny 2 mod improvements, exotic repetition reduction, more

HeroJez

2 months ago

Haven't touched for ages. No intention of going back with Sea of Thieves on the horizon and Overwatch as a current mainstay. Different games, sure... but fun is fun. D2 was just boring, despite the superb gunplay.
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PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds to get third map within the next four months

HeroJez

2 months ago

Perhaps it should be 'Not exactly Russian it out,' which perhaps you intended but just missed off the 'n'? :) Or not.
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Sea of Thieves' character creator won't be for everyone

HeroJez

2 months ago

Ugh.

So we have this 'Create-Your-Own-Adventure' thing where Rare creating quests and a storyline is a no-no for them, but we can't even create our own pirate properly? So much for putting the players in control.

What a scam. I mean, yeah, sure.. I'll work my way up to being a PIRATE LEGEND that, when all is said and done, on my death bed, with me shipmates (or some sharks) around me, will say: "Yeah, I did pretty well... killed an octopus thing, drank a lot, dug stuff up, shot people, stole ships, and acquired titles and gold... but if only I could have changed this nose."

It's just a silly idea. From the VERY FIRST MOMENT, Rare are providing players (barring some subjective lottery win God roll) a frustrating or compromised experience. Our pirates aren't some plastic spinning top out of a cracker that could just as well be a giant paper-clip (or one of those fortune fish) for the 5 minutes it remains intact. They're going to be with us for A TEN YEAR JOURNEY.


And why do I care about Rare creating me a pirate? Which is bullshit, by the way--it's just a random generator: they haven't said: "Hey, it's you! The guy who bought Banjo-Kazooie from that grubby Toys R Us in Solihull on the 17th November 1998 at 14:07! We've got JUST the pirate for you! Hang on. You're going to LOVE this!"

I don't want some generator to 'Have My Go For Me' the ONE TIME I actually get to do it!! Sure, if you want, pick me a quest. Or random-roll me a new pet. Or start me on a different island. But, for God's sake, don't stop me from creating my OWN TEN YEAR PIRATE.

And, sure, they mentioned potions and founrains of youth--but that'll only end up like D2 shaders, where you need more than you have in order to change everything you need to. So your pirate isn't really YOUR pirate until 2 years in. AND when you FINALLY DO GET to change everything you want, YOU WON'T BE THE MAGICAL RARE-CREATED BESPOKE BANJO-KAZOOIE PIRATE THAT THEY CUSTOM-CREATED FOR YOU IN A SPECIAL UNDERGROUND BARN IN THE MIDDLE OF FUCKING TWYCROSS!

Just give us a character creator.
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The closed Sea of Thieves beta had 332,052 players

HeroJez

3 months ago

I think the people behind it are aware that, now more than ever, gamers see a game for what it could be rather than just rate it for what it is. Especially so with multiplayer/online games.

Sea of Thieves will flourish over time, I'm sure of it. Content and systems and modes will be added. The community will drive change and Rare will learn from data and feedback what needs adjusting.

Something like a Maelstrom to the 'Upside Down' of Sea of Thieves would be cool, an underworld where the sea is red, the sky is black and white, and a whole different world exists. Sea monsters, other races, perhaps. I don't think there's much in the way of Rare exercising some quite liberal creative licence.

We'll see. Beta was fun!
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Ubisoft unveils Sam, a personal gaming assistant

HeroJez

3 months ago

Oh dear.
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Bungie apologises again after another bad week for Destiny 2

HeroJez

3 months ago

The Pictionary Definition of dumpster fire.
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Nintendo Labo costs at least 60 in the UK

HeroJez

3 months ago

They absolutely need to include spare bands and 'bits' in the box. They will break and Nintendo/Game/Amazon will otherwise have to deal with trivial and silly returns.
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Overwatch Blizzard World theme park map launches next week

HeroJez

3 months ago

Mercy changes are ridiculous. Valkyrie is boring as hell, and slowing everything down to the point of suicide is going to gut it of all feeling. It's an Ult. It's supposed to be heroic and cool. If they can't make it so WHILE BALANCING IT, then cut it! Try something else--at least on PTR.

Anyway, on to more important matters: That Ecopoint Antarctica skin!
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Bungie pledges huge lists of Destiny 2 improvements, will rein in Eververse

HeroJez

3 months ago

Absolutely zero interest in playing this again--less so when Sea of Thieves is out. They may be different games, but I have a feeling lots of people will look to something else after being burnt badly by D2.
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Nvidia unveils Big Format Gaming Displays: 65-inch 120Hz G-Sync 4K monitors

HeroJez

4 months ago

I'm not sure the price will be THAT crazy. A "65 4k TV is pricey for some people, but only really 2k.

Add in the price of a nVidia shield and a few other bits, and I doubt it'll go for more than 4k. Probably nearer 3.5k. Then again, this is nVidia with their disgusting (if understandable) GPU hikes.
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Payday 2 scores Nintendo Switch release date

HeroJez

4 months ago

Meh.
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EA Sports UFC 3 beta sparks claims of pay-to-win

HeroJez

5 months ago

I will admit that all of the following are appealing:

Getting Loot
Creating/Balancing Attribute Points
Building Talent Trees
Picking Skills/Moves

But this lootbox stuff is poisoning everything--not least the reputations of companies that have been built through the delivery of EXCELLENT games (HALO, BF1942, CoD MW2, etc)

There's nothing wrong with selling cosmetic items. WoW has done it for years with pets, mounts, and so on. But KEEP IT TO THAT. You can still make your money. You can still boost revenue. You can still target record year-on-year consumer spend. You can still work towards all that shareholder bullshittery that, granted, all of us gamers wish you would have kept to other industries.

But just don't fuck up the experience and don't butcher the reputations of DEVELOPER studios by pressuring them into these greedy P2W strategies.

The long-term damage of Pay-To-Win, or even pay-for-an-advantage could be huge. And EA etc shoudln't think gamers won't go for blood every time. They've seen how gamers and journalists alike have gone after BFII and ALL it will take is enough of a crowd to rebel and sales will drop. Maybe not entirely, but they will drop.

I don't want gamers to come across as a bunch of entitled, spoilt, mindless knobs. But I do think it's important that they voice their opinion and stay strong about this. Gamers havent' always 'rewarded' great game development with great sales--but by and large there is, now, a better correlation between quality and sales figures (at least for great games).

Build great games and the sales will come. You'll make your money honestly.
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Destiny 2 free trial goes live today

HeroJez

5 months ago

Shell of a game.

Come back in 2 years and it might be worth getting from GAME for a fiver.
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Destiny 2 may not be giving you as much XP as you think it is

HeroJez

5 months ago

Horrific publisher and an even worse developer for going along with it all.
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DICE fails to quell Star Wars Battlefront 2 controversy in reddit AMA

HeroJez

5 months ago

@frazzl Maybe they would be blacklisted by EA if they threw out an AVOID rating, which for a gaming website would be a pretty bad thing. :/
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Destiny 2's first year of raiding looks like it'll take place entirely on Leviathan

HeroJez

5 months ago

This expansion content smacks of having been chiselled off the main game.

I wouldn't mind if there was anything to do after two weeks, but considering the main game is so paultry, this is annoying.
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Sonic Forces focuses on PS4 with clear issues on other systems

HeroJez

6 months ago

Someone please wrench Sonic development from the hands of Sega.

Surely it's time to outsource it? They've had SO MANY CHANCES to make a half-decent game but everything for over a decade has been rubbish.

I'm not a Sonic fan, but it seems to have got to the point that Sega feel it's more important that the game is made BY SONIC TEAM than it is that it turns out to BE A SONIC GAME. Or at least any good.

I understand that the 'speed' is an issue in a 3D space.. but Donkey Kong Returns/Tropical Freeze did a great job of making an old IP new while keeping the gameplay honest. At least IMO.

They should give Sonic to Retro or Platinum or even Insomniac--and just get them to make some sort of concept.
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BlizzCon 2017 leak: HOTS damn it's time to Hanzo main

HeroJez

6 months ago

"Hanzo's 'E' ability, Scatter Arrow, one-shots luckless enemy heroes unfortunate enough to wander onto the same map or log on to HotS at the same time as Hanzo. By aiming NOWHERE FUCKING NEAR the enemy, Hanzo can quickly turn the tide of battle and tilt TF out of all other players."
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Monopoly on Nintendo Switch takes ages to load

HeroJez

6 months ago

Why do I feel like the 'go' in the subtitle should be capitalised?
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London's Overwatch team picks Spitfire logo to honour "spirit of bravery under fire"

HeroJez

6 months ago

On the subject of Spitfire: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_u4Md_aXVJE
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Here's the Secret of Mana remake's spruced up opening movie

HeroJez

6 months ago

Vita. Gosh!
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Guacamelee 2 announced

HeroJez

6 months ago

Luchamore*
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Destiny 2's Trials of the Nine event postponed for two weeks

HeroJez

6 months ago

Supposed to be getting this for launch, but the more I hear and read of it, the more I think I should wait for 6-months while they fix it all.
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Jelly Deals: Nintendo Switch reduced to 260 today

HeroJez

6 months ago

Mario console looks better with the red, imo. I'd always spend that little bit extra for a 4+ year console. Still going to wait for sub 200 but 260 isn't bad.
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Activision patents matchmaking system designed to encourage microtransactions

HeroJez

6 months ago

AKA Stage four cancer of the soul.
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EA has shut down Visceral Games

HeroJez

6 months ago

SWG 2
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Online petition forces government response to loot boxes

HeroJez

6 months ago

I'm not sure that buying a Loot Box andhoping to get a Legendary Skin is much different from buying a pack of Trading Cards and hoping to get a shiny.

You never LOSE your money--you always get something.
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Overwatch PTR update changes Mercy yet again

HeroJez

7 months ago

Mercy will be picked by loads of people because she's the only direct healer that doesn't need l337MLG42NoScope skills to play in the way Ana does. None of the other supports are as direct and 'rewarding' for healer people.

So I don't think it'll affect her 0-5000 pick rate massively, but we do need a new healer. Unfortunately, I'm not sure Blizzard are that bothered about healer contributions in the way they are about making DPS.eSport the thing. It just feels like whatever they do to Mercy, the underlying problems will remain.

Still, she's too powerful,... But Resurrect during Valk was one of the only things that felt combo-like and interesting. If they keep toning her down, people will still player her, but they won't have fun M1-ing other players for 10mins straight with no 'flavour' abilities.
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How Super Mario Odyssey scales across docked and handheld modes

HeroJez

7 months ago

900p. Hahaha. Madness
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Overwatch's new escort map Junkertown is now live on all platforms

HeroJez

7 months ago

I like D.Va's damage buff (Missiles). Her cannons were always underwhelming post-nerf. DM can still eat big damage (or at least take a big chunk out) despite not being able to shut down a whole Soldier Ult.

Mercy should shake out to a higher res total but without the deflating spikes that DPS babies moaned about, but hopefully her 'tempo' ressing will win her teams more fights (than usual) and she won't need the x4-5s like before. It's a shame in a way, but Valkyrie seems fun enough.

Voice lines are HORRIBLE though.

I. Will. Watch. Over. You. Recorded in 5 different booths and stitched together using Windows 3.1 Sound Recorder. :/
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Destiny 2's launch week uproar shows why developers need to talk about money

HeroJez

7 months ago

Didn't play Destiny: Combat Evolved, but hopefully I can avoid IAP in D2 like I have with Overwatch, Division, and whatever else.
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Blizzard's Jeff Kaplan says toxic behaviour is slowing Overwatch development

HeroJez

7 months ago

@rubthisway I don't understand how you can think that at all. :/

Some people are natrually angry and swear as a matter of course. You've heard the phrase: "Swears like a Scotsman?" right?
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HeroJez

7 months ago

I hate the word toxic. It's the new 'clunky'.

It doesn't help identify the types of people, and sweeping them all under the same rug is wrong.

There's a big difference between some guy yelling loads of racial abuse on one hand, versus someone getting annoyed that his team are messing about and going on to swear at them.

I understand people have always 'messed about' in games--there's a billion YouTube videos of someone laughing at themselves or their mates being bad at some old 2D co-op, but modern games aren't much different to football. Even Sunday league where you want to win and get frustrated that your team isn't winning (or playing well at least.)

Perhaps there should be a regular profanity filter AND a CUSTOM profanity filter, so people can blank out whatever words they want. They can already leave chat. Perhaps they can turn off 'Voice Lines' too, as innocent as they are.

But bad language and anger are just a part of how some people 'work', and are characteristic of many cultures around the world. Yes, leavers and abuse aren't nice, but I have this feeling that there's a group of gamers and developers who want to scrub the whole world clean, and you just can't do it.
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Destiny 2 physical sales down by half from Destiny 1

HeroJez

8 months ago

Physical sales are down because everyone is waiting for the Master Race Edition at the end of October. o7
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Overwatch update to let Mercy resurrect players as a regular move

HeroJez

8 months ago

Her new ult seems chaotic, but Mercy needs her skill ceiling bumping up a bit and her ult was a clear way to do it. The good news is that her kit remains familiar and she's still a 1* hero, but 'Valkyrie' is an EXCELLENT change of pace and its versatility let's Mercy excel in whatever area is necessary for that moment in time. Resurrecting multiple people will be harder but not impossible, and flying is great fun. Can't wait to take out some enemy Pharahs!!
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Blizzard plans big changes for Overwatch's D.Va

HeroJez

8 months ago

@masteratt --I know how you feel. You can't even go on any gaming website without some twat pie-facing you with subtle Game of Thrones spoilers.
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For Honor player exploits his way to tournament victory

HeroJez

8 months ago

It can no longer be a shock to anyone of any age, in any remote corner of the world, in any state of consciousness, ill-health, level of sanity, or linguistic understanding when a UBISOFT game comes out riddled with bugs, flaws, problems, issues, or other technical defects. It is the state of life. In the same way the Earth rotates around the sun and the moon turns around the Earth, so it is that Ubisoft games are released in a broken and embarrassing state, certain as death, taxes, and Sugar Puff wee to stay that way for all eternity.
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Overwatch Deathmatch mode is reminiscent of old school shooters

HeroJez

8 months ago

It's probably an understandable but foolish inclusion re: the long term health of the game. The maps, heroes, and loadouts just weren't meant for it. I understand that people fight to the death in the main modes IN ORDER TO complete an objective, but that primary objective can sway the outcome of the fight. A Genji with nothing to do but kill people is far less vulnerable than a Genji who needs to contest a payload. And a Genji with Deflect is far more deadly when fighting a foe that explicitly wants to kill said Genji compared to someone who WOULD kill the Genji if he pissed around with their precious payload.

The character design and balance just won't provide a level playing field for all the heroes. Sure, you can play TDM as if it were comp (trying to build the best team comp, staying together mostly) but this isn't a ranked mode. People won't do that. Most TDM players will run around on their own, trying to get top kills, and in that case, loads of heroes will be left in the dark, vulnerable, with nowhere near the versatility and mobility of other heroes.

And I get the argument of 'It's Arcade, just there for people who want it!" But there's a LOT of people who want it but don't realise they shouldn't. It's the fast food of Overwatch, no responsibility to balance the comp, no need for boring old Defense when you can just go out and shoot people. Discipline, team-tactics, the OW lore, and decent queue times will all go out the window. But you'll still get trollers in Quick Play who are there because the Seasonal Event XP is better--but who still won't fill Tank or Healer.

DM and TDM will do more harm than good. There are LOTS of ways Blizzard could change things up in OW with new game modes. Unfortunately, they seem incapable of recognising when they've done a good thing and refuse to keep Insurrection and Lucio Ball as full-time Arcade/Custom Game options in order to flesh out the overall OW experience.

If they don't want seasonal events to be permanent then fine (stupid, re: Insurrection and Lucio Ball but have it your way)... but don't drain the QP player pool by adding the infinitely more popular and 'much easier' TDM. It'll never be a balanced experience, the game just wasn't made for it. The game might be going down the pan season-by-season, but by God, don't hold the flusher down.
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