Rodney

Halo: The Master Chief Collection gets big new patch later this summer

Rodney

5 days ago

If itís what you say, I love it, especially later in the summer.
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Dear Charlie: A letter to my son about video games

Rodney

2 years ago

I reckon a big part of having a good relationship with your kids as they grow older is developing shared interests. I look forward to some co-op sessions with my kids as they get older. And when they finally beat me in a game, I'll be very proud.
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How the latest vinyl resurgence is coming from classic games

Rodney

3 years ago

Sort of loosely related, from 4:03
https://youtu.be/NnRVmiqm84k
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Call of Duty Black Ops 3: side-stepping the inevitable comparisons with Titanfall

Rodney

3 years ago

Why cant they just say 'we fucking loved Titnfall and thought some of its ideas would improce COD and we want to make the best COD possible'. All games borrow ideas from other games any way. Who cares if they copy an idea.

Having said that, it would be nice if they returned to WWII, it would feel so fresh after years of modern/advanced/future warfare
47 2

Let's have more games that show rather than tell

Rodney

4 years ago

What pisses me off is that FPS controls have been pretty much standardised on consoles yet every game starts with a frustrating tutorial; hold b to crouch, click right stick for melee etc..,,it's patronising.

I think Assassins Ceed has the worst tutorials. 5-6 hours of tutorials and I still had absolutely no idea how the homestead and convoys worked.

Far Cry 3 is perfect. It prompts you to press start to read the a tutorial for each mechanic but you are entirely free to ignore it
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Enemy Front review

Rodney

4 years ago

I don't doubt the game is shit but criticizing it for pointless collectables when collectables are pointless in most other games too seems a bit unfair and I wouldn't describe the WWII shooter genre as 'overstuffed'.
49 4

Mass Effect 2 and the importance of character

Rodney

4 years ago

I thought it was a bit disappointing compared to the first, the overall story just wasn't as good. Bioware games all seem to use voice actors with exaggerated and overly wholesome American accents too.

I wasn't a fan of the combat either. I played a biotic but the force push was useless and it felt like I played half the game with an underpowered pistol.
11 10

THQ sure left a lot of cool stuff in its former HQ

Rodney

4 years ago

It kind of suggests that the people who worked at the publisher HQ didn't really care about games. Sad
3 3

Definitely not on rails

Rodney

4 years ago

@7M7

wasn't the problem with Fable 3 that it was Fable 2 with fewer features.
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Expect larger, more open campaign levels in Call of Duty: Ghosts

Rodney

5 years ago

I hope it has key cards
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Xbox dashboard image reveals next free Xbox 360 game

Rodney

5 years ago

@Sfaber1nsaber

That's a big deal for some but others consider games consumable and are only interested in playing them once, not hoarding them for ever.

The relative merits of PSN and XBLA are subjective
5 1

Kinect will benefit Killer Instinct tournament play on Xbox One

Rodney

5 years ago

Why would you swop controllers/players mid round?

this is just a new and probably unreliable way to select user profiles
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Microsoft names next free game for Xbox 360 Gold subscribers

Rodney

5 years ago

What's going on with the ultimate games sale this week on Xbox live?. It's hardly been promoted all but the line up of games looks promising.
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Rodney

5 years ago

Maybe I would have had more confidence microsoft's original Xbox One vision of the future if they didn't pull shit like this. Putting free services behind a pay wall,xbox points currency, charging to change gamer tags and charging for themes and avatar items. If they gave a little back I would be more inclined to spend my money on Xbox products.
11 1

Tomb Raider: Underworld retrospective

Rodney

5 years ago

I gave because the levels were too nig and required a motorbike to traverse that was no fun to ride. When you got stuck, it meant endlessly riding around loojing for a missed switch or something. Anniversary was much better.
5 5

Australia's first 18-rated game is...

Rodney

5 years ago

What about The Walking Dead? I really want to.play this but it hasn't been released in Australia. I went buy it xbox after all the end of year positive reviews it got on here.
1 1

Sainsbury's, Napster, Karaoke Xbox 360 apps headed to UK

Rodney

5 years ago

What about Skype? When's that coming?
2 0

Kinect could police who watches films at home

Rodney

6 years ago

Couldnt you just point the camera so only licenced person is in view. Im sure there would be a million ways to get around this and its introduction would be to the detriment of the user experience. It'll never work. But if it can be used to stop 12 year olds from playing COD then Im all for it
8 5

Rodney

6 years ago

Rug over head and cut some eye holes. System circumvented. Actually,† a pair of baggy trousers would probably do it, its not like Kinect actually works any way
42 0

First Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 Nuketown 2025 map gameplay

Rodney

6 years ago

Wow, you really want to see these screemshots badly
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WRC 3 review

Rodney

6 years ago

I am not sure what people want from a rally game other than a good handling model, course design, graphics and damage model. This games seems to have all these boxes ticked.Forza's career mode is basically a spreadsheet yet this game gets marked down for a perfunctory career mode. I think Milestones have finally nailed it with WRC 3
26 2

Industry offers mixed response to new Australian R18+ rating

Rodney

6 years ago

Some games affect me more than movies. Playing Alan Wake or Dead Space at night with head phones makes me far more scared than any film can manage. It's not beyond the realms of possibilty that such games may be harmful to younger children. But it is shodily worded. I work for the government in Australia and writr government policy and if I ever used the word 'may' in that context and made a statement not supported by evidence my boss would kill me.
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Guild Wars 2: a dramatic live action trailer by director of V for Vendetta

Rodney

6 years ago

No dubstep?
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EA's Gibeau: "I have not green lit one game to be developed as a single-player experience"

Rodney

6 years ago

I suspect there might be a generatiomal divide with this. Younger people like all this always online / connected to friends stuff. Like the person above, I have no friends who are into gamimg so do not particularly enjoy online multi player. I find competitive online FPS games frustrating.
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GameStop: Pre-owned games are "good for the industry"

Rodney

6 years ago

The motor industry and pretty much any other industry is a false equivlancy because games are digital products (condition of the disc notwhithstanding)
9 1

Gran Turismo 6 on PS4? Yamauchi "aiming for the latest technology"

Rodney

6 years ago

I reckon it'll have 10 billion polygons for the bolts on the wheels and painstakingly modelled cars and the exact same gameplay as GT1. I could be wrong.
26 4

Rally racer WRC3 release date confirmed

Rodney

6 years ago

Looks like a rally game with actually narrow tracks.

I'm not worried about having Richard Burns Rally levels of physics but if the cars have a bit of weight too them and are a bit oversteery (like Rally Challenge) then I'm interested.
2 1

Sonic CD Review

Rodney

6 years ago

So, is there hope sega will release that fan made streets of rage compilation game?
0 0

Rockstar adds cover, zoom-aiming to Max Payne 3

Rodney

7 years ago

I think some people don't know what a game engine is, just because it is in the Euphoria engine doesn't mean it will have the same animation or control system as RDR or GTAiv.

See all the varied games that use the unreal engine
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Ancel shows off Beyond Good & Evil 2 footage

Rodney

7 years ago

I cant open those links on my phone, can someone reassure me that 'urban environment' isnt a synonym for 'grity realism'
5 1

Michael Bay directs Need For Speed: The Run ad

Rodney

7 years ago

Surely it'll be shot in real time and the play back slowed down
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Duke Nukem 3D on Android "very soon"

Rodney

7 years ago

I can't see how would work on a touch screen but would be a compelling reason to pick up an Experia Play
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Ace Combat: Assault Horizon

Rodney

7 years ago

@jablonski,

I took it as more 'japanese developers wish they were as commecially successful as their western counterparts so have created a Japanese take on Western trends'.....or something like that.

shame games cant have their own identity these days. Everything has to be like too fucking serious Call of Duty, simulataneously celebrating warfare but melodramatically lamenting how 'war is hell, man'.
6 2

Retrospective: Quake

Rodney

7 years ago

younglings may not believe this but not only did the Quake CD-ROM have no DRM but it allowed you install the game on multiple PCs and play it without the disk.
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Rodney

7 years ago

didn't System Shock do 3D FPS and mouse look before quake?

I still remember playing the shareware Quake for the first time, It blew me away. It did give me motion sickness the first few times I played it. any one else get this?
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Rage

Rodney

7 years ago

So vehicles are now 'rides' in Europe too?. Apart from that Americanism, this review told me what I wanted to know. FPS take themselves too seriously these days but this sounds like it is nicely focused on shooting things in the face in inventive ways. Nearly 20 years since doom and I still feel brand loyalty to Id.
48 2

Saturday Soapbox: 3DS Six Months On

Rodney

7 years ago

'super mario, mariokart 7'...'exclusive fresh content'?
31 8

Sony unveils cheap PSP model specs

Rodney

7 years ago

I do. Never owned a psp and I need something for the commute. I tried smart phone gaming and it wasnt for me. I have a DS but always found tje graphics a bit underwhelming. I can pick this up cheap and there is already a goid cheap back catalogue - can't wait tio play Gran Turismo and Wipwout on my connute and ps1 roms. This is on my christmas list!
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Kotick: "We give people freedom to fail"

Rodney

7 years ago

They also set people up to fail with shitty release schedules, lack of promotion and poor distribution.Failing is not free if it costs you your employment
11 1

MS planning one OS for Xbox, PC, phone?

Rodney

7 years ago

So if I own an xbox or phone with this new OS on, and it's the same OS, can I install or transfer the licence to a PC? Will they be able to justify the huge mark up for the PC licence if it is the same OS freely available on phones and xbox?
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Halo: Combat Evolved Anniversary release date

Rodney

7 years ago

I hope they dont change the gameplay. I played the original recently and it still holds up really well and its got an atmosphere its sequels have never managed to recapture.Just a graphics update is all that's needed.Having said that, the original graphics hold up fairly well too.
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Forza Motorsport 4 release date

Rodney

7 years ago

Please add some new tracks and by tracks I mean new locations.
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PSN Store returns stuffed with content

Rodney

7 years ago

I was hoping Beyond Good & Evil HD would be on it. Any news on its PSN release date?
0 3

Hothead announces Hitchhiker's game

Rodney

7 years ago

Metacritic 42/100
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NGP engine running in real-time footage

Rodney

7 years ago

Looks about the equivlant to early 360 games. I'm thinking the Darkness specifically.

Not very interesting artwork to show off the system and the poly count looks a little low.
8 10

Road safety MMO flop cost Labour £2.8m

Rodney

7 years ago

Why didnt they spend the money they spent promoting the game actually just promoting road safety in the first place
4 0

Hackers leave PS3 security in tatters

Rodney

7 years ago

I bought my PS3 in the UK but live in Australia so Ill use this to unlock the region coding on DVD/ Blu Ray playback. I don't pirate but fuck region protection in the ass. Protectionist bullshit.
8 2

WRC

Rodney

8 years ago

I hadnt heard about this until now. Good news. Have been waiting for a propper ralyl game for a while.

Is Richard Burns Rally worth picking up for the xbox? When everyone praises it, are they talking about the PC version or Xbox?
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Retrospective: DuckTales

Rodney

8 years ago

I never played this, but I did have Quackshot which was one of my favourite 16-bit platformers.Still play it now and again.
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