JimWest

Rock Band 4's Rivals DLC detailed

JimWest

2 years ago

They did well to name it the same as a mode in Guitar Hero. May be different game play, but come on guys!
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The Walking Dead: Michonne premieres in two weeks

JimWest

2 years ago

@TekMerc I'm close to it. I've loved the TT games, but it does seem like this sort of gameplay style will eventually wane if the market gets oversaturated.

That said, I'll still buy it as I am a sucker.
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Rockstar advises GTA 5 players avoid garages until a bug is fixed

JimWest

5 years ago

@Esppiral this has to be sarcastic right? Or trolling? You can't be serious?
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Train your dog and customise cars in GTA 5 companion app

JimWest

5 years ago

@Faramis Yeah, well, Android is just iOS for people who can't face reality.
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Gone Home sells 50,000 copies

JimWest

5 years ago

@Kolorabi fair point, and if that is the case fine, just the wording of his statement seemed 'off' to me.
A congratulations on someone making a story driven game, but unwilling to pay full price for it.
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JimWest

5 years ago

@stricker

is waiting for it to go on sale a way of showing support for a game?
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UK studio Blitz Games closes down

JimWest

5 years ago

That sucks, never good to see a studio going under. Some good staff there, hope they all find new work soon!
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Football Manager 2014 will be on Linux as well

JimWest

5 years ago

Well there goes a couple of hundred hours of my life.....
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Grand Theft Auto 5's first gameplay footage revealed

JimWest

5 years ago

Awesome.

That is all.
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Codemasters closing Bodycount dev

JimWest

7 years ago

@Pastici

If I remember correctly, The Dizzy license is owned by about 3 different companies, sadly it would take all of them to be in agreement to release it all. Unfortunately a lot of politicking and willy waving means it probably won't happen anytime soon.
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JimWest

7 years ago

@Stagga

Good point. It always bothers me when people who aren't fully aware of how the industry works claim they can do a better job. Many game designers, programmers, coders, junior producers & QA have some great ideas for the games, however, they are often overlooked, ignored or just shot down by execs. Quite often these execs, don't touch these games and just spout ideas into what they want, ignoring what will work in the game.I fear BodyCount was another example of the higher uppers, looking at the success of games like COD, and thinking they can cash in on that market, without making sure the game has some identity of its own.

In the end it looks like someone decided they just wanting to cut the studios losses on this game with many 'Will Not Fix' bugs left in the game.
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Dance Central dev's VidRhythm launches

JimWest

7 years ago

I've seen some of 'Scurrminator' s videos. Surreal is not a strong enough word to describe it.
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Xbox Gamerscore record holder hits 600k

JimWest

7 years ago

I remember when people played games that they enjoyed, not just to get some achievements for it. I'm sure there are many games he just played for easy 'G' rather than just pure enjoyment.

But I guess if this is what he wants to do, fair play. I'm commenting on an internet article so that says a lot about me.
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Codemasters talks up F1 2011

JimWest

8 years ago

@freakyzoidYes have to. It'll be the contract that they have with the FIA that states a version must be released every year. Hence the PSP and Wii versions of F1 2009 to fulfil that quota.
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Gary Oldman and Ed Harris in Black Ops

JimWest

8 years ago

@zombiesinmyhead

This is just an announcement that they are in the game not that they have just joined the project. They will have already done there parts for the game. They don't just announce everything straight away, they announce them closer to the release date so to make people more excited about the game.
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MS confirms voice control for Kinect

JimWest

8 years ago

Broken promises before launch. Never a good sign.
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Realtime staff sacked via PA address

JimWest

8 years ago

That is horrific way of doing it, really feel for the guys. Even if the redundancies were going to happen there are much better and more compassionate ways of letting people know this information. Whoever decided on this course of action should feel ashamed of themselves, and serious questions should be asked of why they thought it was best way of doing it.
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APB and Crackdown dev collapses

JimWest

8 years ago

@coolbritannia

They didn't make Crackdown 2. So that promise would mean nothing to them.
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Snazzy Fable III 360 controller

JimWest

8 years ago

Does anyone think this looks good? I don't!
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COD: Black Ops Prestige Edition is mental

JimWest

8 years ago

Let the bitching commence!
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If I Had One Wish…

JimWest

8 years ago

@Teafiend

+1 and seconded!
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Ubi unveils AC: Brotherhood SE

JimWest

8 years ago

Probably cost £100 over here in the UK then. Stupid Economy!
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4 on Demand coming to PS3?

JimWest

8 years ago

I'd smash the backend out of Carmel McQueen.
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DC Universe Online given firm date

JimWest

8 years ago

CG trailer is awesome, just want to see a few more things in game, it sounds fantastic and i really want. However, some in game stuff would be cool.
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Will Carmine live or die? You decide

JimWest

8 years ago

@stomp224

From 29th July, two different T-shirts will be available on Avatar Marketplace, with all proceeds going to charity Child's Play.

Stop being so cynical.

CARMINE MUST DIE
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Blizzard forums to require real names

JimWest

8 years ago

A lot of comments on here and the WoW forums remind me of what Chris Morris tried to show us with Brass Eye and the general public and media reactions to certain topics.

If you've never watched Brass Eye I suggest you do!

Well....... what are you still doing here, go watch it!
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Modern Warfare 2: Resurgence Pack

JimWest

8 years ago

I think the reason it has got a large review is due to the fact it is for a highly talked about bit of DLC. So it makes sense to review it fully rather than just gloss over it.
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MW2 Resurgence DLC at 6pm UK

JimWest

8 years ago

@Optyk

"Activision announced that the Stimulus Package, the first map pack released for Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2, was downloaded over one million times on Xbox Live in the first 24 hours of its release on March 30.

Priced at $14.99, first-week sales reached 2.5 million downloads in total. The Stimulus Package is currently only available for download on Xbox Live, making these sales all the more impressive for Activision. "

Thats how.
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Bowling details Resurgence DLC maps

JimWest

8 years ago

@sneetch

I know just too late, one bitch had already got in.
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JimWest

8 years ago

And the bitching can begin in 3.2.1.... go!
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$10 for MP in pre-owned EA Sports titles

JimWest

8 years ago

I like how this thread is clearly showing who has anything to do with working in the industry and who is just a consumer of the industry.

And yes i work in the industry and think it is a bloody good idea.
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Codies accuses ex-CEO of poaching staff

JimWest

8 years ago

@jonsaan

Codemasters only publish Cricket now, not develop it.
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JimWest

8 years ago

Thinking about this situation more, it just seems like a way Codies can slow down any potential product Playground are working on, so it doesn't coincide one of there big new releases later in the year like F1 or DiRT/Grid. Playground are a small company, this is going to cost money they probably don't have much of just in legal fees, so seems like the best way to stick two fingers up at them for taking some of there best and more experienced devs.
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JimWest

8 years ago

@YenRug

Yes I wouldn't be surprised if Nicholas Wheelwright had that clause in his contract about not working on a rally based game, but i would have thought this would either have been something like 18 months (like most video games based contracts are), 3 years or 5 years, and seeing as he left over 6 years ago, i doubt it would have lasted that long.

I also think it will be very hard to prove that the poaching occured, unless they have emails or recorded telephone conversations (which they would have had to have broken some laws themselves to get.)
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JimWest

8 years ago

I'm just not sure how this can be a lawsuit, I'm not an expert in all the laws in the land, but i'm sure Codies don't really have a chance with this.
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SEGA explains Alpha Protocol DRM

JimWest

8 years ago

Good work SEGA, a logical solution to what has turned into a major problem.
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Valve rolls out new L4D2 play mode

JimWest

8 years ago

Nice!

God i love Valve, a top notch developer.
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Mac Steam client to hit 12th May

JimWest

8 years ago

On my birthday no less, what a treat!

Thanks Steam, i know you did that especially for me, that is so nice.

@Thamuhacha
The following games have been confirmed for Mac:

- Counter-Strike (presumably Source)
- "The Half-Life Series"
- Left 4 Dead
- Left 4 Dead 2
- Portal
- Portal 2 (upcoming)
- Team Fortress 2
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Dead to Rights DLC in June

JimWest

8 years ago

Any plans for a patch to make the game good?
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GAME selling Mirror's Edge for £3

JimWest

8 years ago

@johnboy_johsnon

Why is it a shame to see a game like this selling so cheap? Surely that means that people that haven't already played it, might think that now is a good time to get it, and thus expanding the fanbase.
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Most PS3s bought second-hand - report

JimWest

8 years ago

How do people not understand the simple percentages. 33% is the most because that is the highest percentage of all the options as stated in the article.

33% - Used sales
26% - Freebies (Phone contracts and whatnot)
24% - Full Price
14% - Gift
3% - Competitions
Thus equalling 100%

Out of all of them the section with the MOST is used sales with 33%, with more than any other section. Basic maths.

EDIT : Cleared up a spelling mistake plus a +1 to geeza2020
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GAME shutting over 100 UK shops

JimWest

8 years ago

All these comments say about howe many shops are close together, surely it will be most of these ones that will close not the ones that are in a town on there own. I think its premature to think the business is going down the toilet. But yeah they are too expensive and quite often poor customer service.
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Arkham Asylum 2 is "really, really dark"

JimWest

8 years ago

Please can this hurry up! I really want.
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Four more key staff desert Infinity Ward

JimWest

8 years ago

@sneetch

But then i would have to do work! Are you mad?!?!?
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JimWest

8 years ago

@M_of_the_sys

You're right no one is forcing me to read it. What do i do after i breathe in? How did i ever stay alive before i met you?
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JimWest

8 years ago

Another day, another Infinity ward story. *sigh* All getting a bit dull now.
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Demon's Souls coming to Europe?

JimWest

8 years ago

WHAT. A. GAME!

Absolutely love it, fantastic news that others who haven't imported it will get a chance to play it.
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More Infinity Ward staff take off

JimWest

8 years ago

Whilst losing some major staff from one studio will be a slight blow, every one seems to forget ActiBlizz have got loads of other studios and, more importantly, the cash cow that is WoW. I think the celebration of Bobby's demise is VERY premature and quite frankly ill informed.
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West/Zampella to work with EA

JimWest

8 years ago

@Murton

You seem to know quite a bit about this EA Partners Program, any good links for any information about it? Interested to read a bit more about it.
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JimWest

8 years ago

the new studio promises to position its leadership team as "the owners of the intellectual property they create".

This quote from the studio intrigues me. Are EA really not going to want a slice of the IP ownership pie?
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