ManicDrunkMonk

Microsoft E3 2017 live report

ManicDrunkMonk

11 months ago

Good to see Ori back! :-)
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ManicDrunkMonk

11 months ago

Last Night looked good.
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ManicDrunkMonk

11 months ago

The console looked good, but this is pretty uninspiring.
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Digital Foundry's guide to PS4 Pro game upgrades

ManicDrunkMonk

1 year ago

@chrismartin1 Agreed. The load times appear better, but I've got no idea whether that's just me being hopeful.
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Report: Oculus Rift creator Palmer Luckey secretly funded pro-Trump meme website

ManicDrunkMonk

2 years ago

@Fourfoldroot why is impartiality such an important part of covering the news?
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Sony forces Saudi gamer called Jihad to change his PSN ID

ManicDrunkMonk

2 years ago

@aldo_14 I'm not sure that's relevant. I suspect they exist on Xbox Live/PSN. They also have religious connotations of aggression and are arguably even more anti-"non-believer" than the word Jihad.

Put simply, I believe many people in here dislike the word for being Islamic, rather than any good reason.
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ManicDrunkMonk

2 years ago

@StarQuote you're being disingenuous. Jihad is not aimed at a specific religion and has a historic, general meaning. What, specifically, is unacceptable about it's use?

What's your general rule regarding user IDs?

At the moment it seems a bit vague.
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ManicDrunkMonk

2 years ago

@StarQuote would you retain the same perspective if the name was changed to Inquisitor or Crusader?
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Halo 5's most annoying enemy nerfed

ManicDrunkMonk

2 years ago

Halo's 4 & 5 are the lowlights of the series. The Warden's main crime wasn't difficulty, it was boredom.

It's a shame such a great series has fallen so far.
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Humble Telltale Bundle offers 12 games for $12

ManicDrunkMonk

2 years ago

I wasn't convinced by the early Telltale games, but Tales From the Borderlands is simply incredible.
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DICE announces new Mirror's Edge game

ManicDrunkMonk

5 years ago

Wonderful news. I'll be getting this, but I still don't know which platform i'll be playing it on.
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The Eurogameological E3 Podcast - Day 2

ManicDrunkMonk

6 years ago

Agreed, John Teti is my new man crush.
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Firefall developer: "Consoles, I believe, are dead"

ManicDrunkMonk

6 years ago

He talks about the death of middle-tier videogames this generation, but forgets that for the consumer there never has been a middle-tier.

All games are priced close to the 40 mark (50 RRP) so lower costs of development are never shown up.
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GAME suspends trading of its shares on the stock exchange

ManicDrunkMonk

6 years ago

@el_pollo_diablo Why should RBS accept a deal they believe is poor value?
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Nintendo boss blames himself for 3DS woe

ManicDrunkMonk

7 years ago

Indeed, in the UK/US, failure tends to lead to a generous pay rise for the Executives involved.
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Vita spotted in PlayStation.com web code

ManicDrunkMonk

7 years ago

To be fair, it could be worse. I'm not sure there's a console around that doesn't have an embarrassing/weird name :-(
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Riccitiello: How EA "failed well"

ManicDrunkMonk

7 years ago

As long as you take into account the requirement for a company like EA to actually make a return to its shareholders, I think it's difficult not to be impressed by their output the last 2-3 years.

Positives have been Mirror's Edge, Dead Space and Mass Effect along with their successful move to iOS. Negatives have been the obvious holding back of content for DLC (although I don't actually think there is anything fundamentally wrong with this) and the creation of online passes.

Overall, I'd say they are the strongest publisher in recent years for the traditional gamer.
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Retrospective: Mirror's Edge

ManicDrunkMonk

7 years ago

Amazing game in my top 5 of this generation. I really hope they get a chance to create a sequel to take the concept further.
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Apple rejects PopCap's Unpleasant Horse

ManicDrunkMonk

7 years ago

I'm assuming this just means they tried to get a lower age rating than Apple were willing to grant, rather than Apple rejecting the whole game regardless of rating?
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Why the Nintendo 3DS costs 230

ManicDrunkMonk

7 years ago

@zerobob

"This price tag, especially in comparison to the US price tag, just makes me think they are trying to make as much money back on the 3DS as quickly as possible, fuck off with your money, stop selling the 3DS, and then tell you that you must buy the 3DS ver 2."

Large firm in trying to make sizeable profit shocker!!!

High prices are the norm for new tech and who ever said that you "must" buy any iterative upgrades of consoles?
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Halo: Reach hits Games on Demand

ManicDrunkMonk

7 years ago

The fact is, if we ever did reach a digital-only retail model on console there would be competition inquiries all over the world. Both the US and EU would crack down on all three manufacturers if they ran closed shops.

In the back of my mind I'm wondering whether this is behind Sony's decision to start merging Steam onto the PSN giving them an argument against any future intervention.

Of course I have no expertise in this area, so could be completely wrong.
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Spanish man blackmails Nintendo

ManicDrunkMonk

7 years ago

Doesn't it store Debit/Credit Card info?
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Best of the Mac App Store

ManicDrunkMonk

7 years ago

Indeed I have been playing Braid on my MacBook Air.
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PS Phone easily out-powers PSPgo?

ManicDrunkMonk

7 years ago

@UltrasoundwaveAha, you mean the kind of advice that takes no account of cost, and would cripple most companies that followed it.I think Sony would like to make a return on the PSPhone rather than just piss money up the wall hoping the product sells better than any other phone in history.
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Gratuitous Space Battles

ManicDrunkMonk

7 years ago

Someones been listening to the Now Show it seems.
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PSP2 has "early PS3 game quality visuals"

ManicDrunkMonk

7 years ago

Yeah, the Internet press over-hyped the 3DS specs and I imagine the same will be true of the PSP 2.I suspect Sony will struggle to get this one off the ground, but I still think there's a Market out there for a high-powered handheld.
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Shops slam Steam "monopoly"

ManicDrunkMonk

8 years ago

I suspect the bundling if software might get the attention of financial authorities at some point much like Microsofts inclusion of IE with Windows.Bricks and Mortar retailers are bound to lose out eventually though.
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New Kinect features on the way

ManicDrunkMonk

8 years ago

Woo! Another gimp complaining that a videogames website is reporting on a videogames-based hardware release.Even if it is just to get clicks, it's still a free website gaining money through advertising. Perhaps you would like a pay wall instead?
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Apple boss furious at MS Bungie buy-out

ManicDrunkMonk

8 years ago

This seems highly unlikely. A man that's shown no interest in games until the last year, went crazy 10 years ago over the buyout of a only moderately (at the time) successful developer?I imagine the iPhone aerial issues sent him loopy, but not this.
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CA wants Shogun II: TW to "ham it up"

ManicDrunkMonk

8 years ago

Rome was my favourite. Maybe a sequel to that one?
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3DS price due to "E3 reveal reaction"

ManicDrunkMonk

8 years ago

Wow, a Private company is being attacked for understanding Supply and Demand pricing structures?
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Beyond Good & Evil HD confirmed

ManicDrunkMonk

8 years ago

Doh! Re-bought this only last year.Good news though!
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Cammie Dunaway leaves Nintendo

ManicDrunkMonk

8 years ago

To be fair it wasn't very clear there was a joke there Andy.Maybe sign post it for us next time?
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Joe Danger "People's Patch" released

ManicDrunkMonk

8 years ago

*of* Grrr. I'll stop commenting until my grammar improves.
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ManicDrunkMonk

8 years ago

*not* rather than big. Damn iPhone apps lack of editing :-(
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ManicDrunkMonk

8 years ago

Which one if EarlBassetts' questions were you answering?Are you saying it's big worth a punt at the current price?
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Tesco buying used games nationwide

ManicDrunkMonk

8 years ago

This could kill GAME once and for all. Not sure I like the idea of the last specialist chain disappearing... despite the bonus pubes.
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Yamauchi mentions Gran Turismo 6

ManicDrunkMonk

8 years ago

It's not really surprising how long this has taken to come out. The number of features is amazing.I suspect it's missed the release window that would have shifted a lot of hardware with the game though.
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Mass Effect 2 confirmed for PS3

ManicDrunkMonk

8 years ago

It was always a little surprising that this wasn't on PS3. Surely warming up for a 360/PS3/PC announcement of ME3 soon after the January release?
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Saturn games on PSN/XBLA?

ManicDrunkMonk

8 years ago

Guardian heroes, Saturn Bomberman, and a fully translated version of the Shining Force 3 trilogy!
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Sony unveils LittleBigPlanet 2

ManicDrunkMonk

8 years ago

Really excited, I can't believe it's going to be out so soon as well!
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Bungie explains Activision deal

ManicDrunkMonk

8 years ago

Surely to reach the biggest possible audience they should be developing a facebook application?
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EA makes Dead Space 2 official

ManicDrunkMonk

9 years ago

Yay!
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Mass Effect 2 elevator change explained

ManicDrunkMonk

9 years ago

Lack of elevator time makes this a lost sale bioware!!! I'm really, really pissed about this. It was a fundamental part of the original!
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Xbox 360 vs. PS3 Face-Off: Round 22

ManicDrunkMonk

9 years ago

"Love the irony of a comment about PC gaming being too much hassle leading to two pages of PC gamers arguing over CPUs and graphics cards and drivers and settings and Direct X ... "

^This.

The PC is a decent platform, but there is no doubt consoles provide a faster more effective way to experience games. It's true that getting a high end PC means you will see the cutting edge in graphics. But I would argue that the best games on consoles tend to come out at the end of their lifecycles, when developers are limited in terms of tech, and have to concentrate on other aspects of a game. This is a period this generation will probably reach in the next year or so.
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No dedicated servers for PC MW2

ManicDrunkMonk

9 years ago

Bagpuss wrote :
"Fucking console kiddies.....this is what you and your fisher price toys have done.

The only red ring of death id like to see you get is a red hot poker up your arses......."

/irony overload
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Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars

ManicDrunkMonk

9 years ago

^If that's the case surely a PSPgo version would be possible? Unlikely to ever occur, but possible?
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ManicDrunkMonk

9 years ago

Not to go too far off-topic, but surely a PSP version of San Andreas wouldn't be entirely out of the question? I'd like to know what the limiting factor is?
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EA: We'll see Xbox 560 before 720

ManicDrunkMonk

9 years ago

I don't mind a wait, a lot of the best console games come out at the end of a cycle due to developers being used to the hardware and less worried about being judged on how much of a jump in graphics they can achieve.

Also means I have to spend less money.
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