Stupid_Fat_Hobbit

GAME in trouble as doubt cast on ability to stock new games

Stupid_Fat_Hobbit

6 years ago

Gamestop pulling out of Northern Ireland, now this... retail is really in the shit, huh?
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Skyrim PC patch disables RAM-boosting LAA mode

Stupid_Fat_Hobbit

7 years ago

This is a great example of how DRM only hurts paying customers. Pirates will never see this patch. Meanwhile the complaints on Bethesda's forums are into their second thread after the first one hit the post count.
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Beyond Good & Evil 2 "needs power"

Stupid_Fat_Hobbit

7 years ago

If I take some pictures of the local animal life, will it help with funds?

Good idea, I'm going to start taking pictures of stray cats and hedgehogs and send them to Ubisoft. Might speed things up.
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Lego City Stories coming to Wii U and 3DS

Stupid_Fat_Hobbit

7 years ago

Lego GTA? Sounds good to me.
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Live Microsoft E3 Xbox conference

Stupid_Fat_Hobbit

7 years ago

"You no longer have to navigate through our menus". Well, that's a plus.
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Hunted: The Demon's Forge

Stupid_Fat_Hobbit

7 years ago

I have been cautiously looking forward to this, and so I shall continue.

Nice one, Quinns. Or should I say... SMASHING.
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Sony hides free PS3s and PSPs in Dublin

Stupid_Fat_Hobbit

7 years ago

I never thought I'd see Dr Quirkey's get a mention on Eurogamer.
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PS3 Lara Croft gets online co-op update

Stupid_Fat_Hobbit

8 years ago

Just checked, still no update to the PC version. Soon? Surely?
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Witcher 2 Collector's Edition leaked

Stupid_Fat_Hobbit

8 years ago

Was it really necessary to embed the single picture in a slideshow with an advertisment?
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Get Games Ubisoft sale underway

Stupid_Fat_Hobbit

8 years ago

I don't suppose it's possible to buy AC2 from Get Games and then register the key on Steam?
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Fourth Borderlands add-on pack official

Stupid_Fat_Hobbit

8 years ago

Borderlands had a story? Hmm, must've missed it.
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LEGO Harry Potter: Years 1-4

Stupid_Fat_Hobbit

8 years ago

Does anyone know whether the PC version has online co-op, or just local? I can't seem to find any definitive info on the googles, and it's the difference between "instabuy" and "wait for Steam sale" for me.
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WOW Cataclysm class changes detailed

Stupid_Fat_Hobbit

8 years ago

@darkmorgado: It would only be a nerf if it was implemented with no other changes to Arcane, which is obviously not going to be the case. Every single number in the game is going to change in Cataclysm, and there will be plenty of ways for the developers to make sure Arcane's dps is similar to everyone else's.

Just to speculate, I suspect the idea is that arcane, at full mana, will do somewhat more than whatever the 'standard' dps is, the tradeoff being that they will have to spend some keeping their mana high (the preview mentioned something about more tools for mana management).

However, this is way too early for anyone to get their panties in a bunch over perceived nerfs. Nothing is final, and as you say, everything still has to go through beta.
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Ubisoft: Our DRM will "evolve, improve"

Stupid_Fat_Hobbit

8 years ago

I hope it evolves just like the dinosaurs.

(Er, not in the "dominating the Earth for millions of years" sense, in the "going extinct" sense. Just to be clear.)
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APB beta keys all gone

Stupid_Fat_Hobbit

8 years ago

Grom, mine went in my spam folder (on Gmail), so maybe check there.
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The Witcher 2

Stupid_Fat_Hobbit

8 years ago

Looks shiny.
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Nintendo has "incredible" hardware record

Stupid_Fat_Hobbit

8 years ago

"If it were any other company I would be sceptical of what is being promised, but Nintendo has an incredible track record when it comes to hardware and I would never underestimate them," Blue Fang COO Scott Triola told our sister-site Gamesindustry.biz

Never underestimate then again, you mean. Try finding a quote like this from 2005.
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Uncharted 2 dominates BAFTA Awards

Stupid_Fat_Hobbit

8 years ago

"Best use of online"? Online what? Adjectives do not work that way!
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TF2 releases first user-made content

Stupid_Fat_Hobbit

8 years ago

Whuh? The weapons actually have new attributes? I was under the impression that this stuff would be purely cosmetic, like the hats.

Edit: also, the Pyro's brain slug is made of solid gold win, and I want one immediately.
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BFBC2 has "extensive paid DLC plan"

Stupid_Fat_Hobbit

8 years ago

I don't think it's a good PR move for them to be trumpeting their upcoming DLC when they can't keep their servers up consistently as it is.
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R.U.S.E. dated for June

Stupid_Fat_Hobbit

8 years ago

Having had a few games of the beta, it seems pretty average. The whole knowledge-manipulation business is interesting, but otherwise it's a pretty clunky standard RTS. Not good enough to make me regret that I wouldn't buy it anyway because of the DRM.
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Activision: WOW could become "obsolete"

Stupid_Fat_Hobbit

8 years ago

Wow. Every word that spews out of that corporate nozzle serves to further illuminate a world view that's so far beyond the bounds of my comprehension I can't even identify it as human.
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Battlefield: Bad Company 2

Stupid_Fat_Hobbit

8 years ago

God damnit, I was hoping I wouldn't have to buy this.
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New STO raids introduce the Borg

Stupid_Fat_Hobbit

8 years ago

That's odd, I'd swear I remember mowing down Borg by the dozen in the tutorial.
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Civilization V announced for autumn

Stupid_Fat_Hobbit

8 years ago

Whoa, whoa, whoa. Hexes? Not squares?

Mind. Blown.
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Ubisoft defends risky PC DRM plan

Stupid_Fat_Hobbit

8 years ago

Great customer-alienation plan, Ubisoft. Really great.

It's unfortunate that DRM for PC games seems to be an inevitability, but given that that's the case it's about time that companies realised that the right way to do DRM is to make it more convenient for potential customers to buy your games than steal them.
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Miyamoto took NSMB DS criticism "hard"

Stupid_Fat_Hobbit

8 years ago

Yeah, I was pleasantly surprised by the difficulty of NSMB Wii, after finding the DS one a bit too easy.

Also, a lot of the "hint" videos aren't really hints so much as ludicrous showing-off. Check out the one for world 1-3, for example.
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E3: Mario Galaxy 2 is "90 per cent new"

Stupid_Fat_Hobbit

9 years ago

Correct me if I'm wrong, but isn't this the first time since the NES they've released two proper Mario games for the same console? Unless you count Yoshi's Island.
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Sony E3 Conference

Stupid_Fat_Hobbit

9 years ago

First Wiimotes, and now Mario Kart?
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Stupid_Fat_Hobbit

9 years ago

I noticed the dig at Natal... talking about how buttons are essential.
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Stupid_Fat_Hobbit

9 years ago

No "Fried chicken"? I pronounce this conference a failure!
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Microsoft E3 Conference

Stupid_Fat_Hobbit

9 years ago

Waggle controls? Oh no he din't!
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Stupid_Fat_Hobbit

9 years ago

I don't think these console types count the PC in their petty exclusive-squabbling
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Dual talent specs in next WOW update?

Stupid_Fat_Hobbit

9 years ago

It doesn't take away the whole point of speccing; choosing two talent builds out of the many possible isn't much less restrictive than choosing one.

I think the main advantage of this will be to make more healers available. A lot of people who don't like to play a dedicated healing character would happily switch to their back-up healing spec on occasion if required.
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Geometry Wars: Retro Explained

Stupid_Fat_Hobbit

10 years ago

I wish my name was Cakebread.
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Spore is meant to be Sims, not Half-Life

Stupid_Fat_Hobbit

10 years ago

Don't worry Dan, it's not like publishers are using them to decide how much to pay developers in royalties or anything...
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The Gaming Difference

Stupid_Fat_Hobbit

10 years ago

This thread made me understand a little better why a person might snap and go on a killing spree.
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EA investigating Spore login problems

Stupid_Fat_Hobbit

10 years ago

Far be it from me to suggest anyone on the internet should know what they're talking about before spouting off, but maybe you should try playing more than "a few stages", Windsong? According to most of the reviews I've read, the space stage is where most of the game actually is.
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New weapons for Team Fortress 2

Stupid_Fat_Hobbit

10 years ago

Don't forget the new game mode + five 'arenas'.
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Super Monkey Ball

Stupid_Fat_Hobbit

10 years ago

On its first full charge? Surely that wouldn't be representative... rechargeable batteries take a few charge/discharge cycles to develop their full capacity, no?
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New Gaia Online MMO named zOMG!

Stupid_Fat_Hobbit

10 years ago

I would definitely play Mormon Battle.
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Nintendo E3 Conference

Stupid_Fat_Hobbit

10 years ago

pokey-mon?
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Todd Hollenshead defends Doom III

Stupid_Fat_Hobbit

10 years ago

Doom 3 was a perfectly decent game. I think it got more criticism than it deserved because it came out within a few months of Half-Life 2, and frankly, a lot of games look bad in comparison to HL2.
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Dead Space

Stupid_Fat_Hobbit

10 years ago

whether it's crossing a room, reloading a weapon, or waiting for a door to slide open, everything takes a very long time to happen in Dead Space - a brilliant bit of Kubrickian design that elevates even the most mundane encounters.

Maybe it's effective over the course of a short hands-on session, but over 8 hours (or however long the game is)? I suspect it might become frustrating. I'll be more than happy to be proven wrong, though.
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Consoles too toxic, says Greenpeace

Stupid_Fat_Hobbit

10 years ago

Sure, Greenpeace may have some semblance of a point; games consoles, along with many other electronics devices, are probably not so good for the environment.

However, Greenpeace are shitfuckers. I mean, they literally fuck shit. So I think I'll go out and buy some more consoles just to spite them.
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Dungeon Hero

Stupid_Fat_Hobbit

10 years ago

Sounds pretty interesting. Let's just hope it's not entirely rendered in shades of brown and dingy, though.
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SEGA Goes Platinum

Stupid_Fat_Hobbit

10 years ago

Still play Godhand. Still too hard.

Yeah... I got stuck on the second-last level. I should go back and give it another go, but I suspect I'll have lost whatever skills I managed to develop while playing it and it'll be even harder than before. Sigh.

Anyway, colour me most excited about MadWorld. Sounds great fun.
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Mario Kart Wii

Stupid_Fat_Hobbit

10 years ago

They why give a score at all?

So people can come into the comments and bitch about the review without having to read all those tedious words.
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Stupid_Fat_Hobbit

10 years ago

Edit: Sorry, you've just made me think... maybe it was limited to 2-player split screen, not 4-player???

There were definitely 4-player cups in Double Dash. Can't be sure about the others, though.
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