callum9999

'Sorry about Christmas' PSN discount rolls out Friday

callum9999

3 years ago

@iamnormal They have a point... Quite a lot of the whinging is embarrassingly pathetic. It's perfectly reasonable to be annoyed at not getting something you paid for (though this compensation now means you have) - certain people however act like it's a major crisis to have to go without online gaming for a few days. Get some perspective. I dread to think how they'd handle real-world issues! Have a mental breakdown because Tesco ran out of pizza?

(Not necessarily by people in this comments section I should add!)
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callum9999

3 years ago

@bemaniac I see no reason why you wouldn't get the 10% discount while using PSN credit. This way you'll get a 28% discount instead of your normal 20%.
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Grand Theft Auto 5 gets November PS4 and Xbox One release date

callum9999

4 years ago

Just wow. While it's hardly unusual for comments on here to border on the pathetic, getting angry and taking a few month delay as some kind of personal insult is something else!
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Microsoft to buy Mojang for $2 billion - report

callum9999

4 years ago

@grassyknoll I'd hardly say the brand "transcends the medium" and is "part of popular culture".

While it may be popular among many gamers, most people would know it solely as " that weird blocky game ", if they even know it at all.
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Pigeon dating sim Hatoful Boyfriend gets a release date

callum9999

4 years ago

@CynicalMe3 Believe it or not, it's even weirder than it sounds!
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CEX selling Xbox One without Kinect from 315

callum9999

4 years ago

@atomicjuicer In that case you may want to come up with a better plan. Buying a kinectless xbox won't make it remotely clear that you "don't support spying".
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callum9999

4 years ago

@MrTomFTW I'd hardly call it gouging. They already have 1200 of them, I'd imagine its just not worth their time buying any more unless they can get them very cheaply.
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Sony rejigs PlayStation Plus to offer two games per month for each platform

callum9999

4 years ago

@lukedg Its not stupid at all... I don't buy games at launch because I know theyll be cheaper later. If you're obssessed with gaming it may be an issue, but it makes perfect sense for anyone doing it as a light hobby to wait for a ps+ release. Its not as if youre just sat staring at a blank screen in the meantime...
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John Lewis couldn't fulfil any 112 Wii U orders

callum9999

4 years ago

@lucky_jim Whereas someone more knowledgeable than you might know that John Lewis don't send you anything via post and won't send you emails unless you specifically click the box that clearly says "send me emails".
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Eurogamer community members running 24-hour race for charity

callum9999

4 years ago

Without meaning to downplay what they are doing (its obviously VERY good of them to do it), it's rather depresing that so many people find the idea of running 31 miles in 24 hrs so gruelling! You could do that at a slow walking pace of 2mph and still have 9 hours of breaks.

Though I'm sure the people doing this will treat it like a proper race which would make it more impressive than the scenario above (I'm basically just saying most of you could easily achieve this if you wanted to).
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Rockstar has something next-gen coming by Q1 2015

callum9999

4 years ago

Is it just me that found Bully incredibly dull?
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Russia hits The Sims 4 with adult rating due to same-sex relationships

callum9999

4 years ago

@Ramesses_ No other country recognised as being developed and civilised has this viewpoint. You expect this kind of behaviour in Uganda - not in Europe. And religions are moronic fairy tales so I hardly see how that justifies anything.

Of course people are entitled to their own beliefs - we have little choice whether we believe something or not. I know I certainly can't order my brain to change my opinion on things. However, if this was merely people having an opinion then this wouldn't be newsworthy at all. This is only news because the Russian government (supported by the majority of the Russian people I believe) are actively discriminating against people. Yes, as the Russian bigot above says, they are a minority - but so what.
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GTA Online's High Life expansion arrives next week

callum9999

4 years ago

@mattshark Felt short? Did you just rush through it as quickly as possible? While I was pretty thorough, I've spent more time on GTA5 single player than I did on every other game that year combined!
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Microsoft downplays Bill Gates' pledge to support potential Xbox spin-off

callum9999

4 years ago

@MrTomFTW While I agree that even out of context it was clear Gates wasn't expressing a desire for xbox to become a spinoff, your comment seems a bit absurd.

There is a BIG difference between suppoting the CEO and stating that you'd agree with anything they could hypothetically do. Unless the CEO has publicly stated that he wants it to spin off?
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Windows 8 to finally return Start Menu in August update

callum9999

4 years ago

@Dowr Because if they didn't remove it then hardly anyone would have "transitioned" to the tile interface. I'm sure they were well aware that people would initially dislike the change (hence forcing them to use it) but they clearly didn't think the backlash would be quite as big/strong as it has been!

After a few days of using the beta a while ago I got used to it and it was a genuine navigation improvement on the start menu (for me and for the majority of users - I'm sure it isn't for some specific uses). The issue is it takes a while to get used to it, and although it's a cliche it's certainly true - people just don't like change.
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Watch The Simpsons' Minecraft-themed intro

callum9999

4 years ago

When will the incessant whinging about how "the Simpsons has lost its way" ever stop... People have been moaning about it for years - we get it, you don't like it anymore. Millions of other people however still do enjoy it.
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Notch: cancelled Minecraft for Oculus Rift would have been free

callum9999

4 years ago

@aros "Gamers" will support any device they like, regardless of the company behind it. The obsession people have with who the developer/manufacturer of a game/product is is something unique to sites like this and isn't remotely replicated in the real world. Otherwise the likes of EA would be bust by now!
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callum9999

4 years ago

@famous_roy You're clearly reading a different article to reality... They didn't moan at him because he isn't making the game anymore, they moaned because of the REASON for not making the game anymore.

Of course he can do what he likes with his game just like the Oculus creators can sell it to whoever they want. I take it the hissy fits over the sale to Facebook are also signs of "an insane sense of entitlement" then?
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Sony commits to 2014 release for PS4 racer Driveclub

callum9999

4 years ago

@Slikz Do you plan to get rid of your PS4 soon then? Because if not, I hardly see how the Drive Club delay changes anything in the long run.
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UK budget could end 69p cheeky cheapies

callum9999

4 years ago

@Lateralus2001 No I don't assume anyone who criticised the Conservatives are poor and/or Labour voters. Why on Earth do you say that? It makes even less sense considering I am poor and a Conservative voter...

And what a surprise - yet another rant about how awful they are with absolutely no substance whatsoever. There is plenty of doubt over the statement "the vast majority of the Tory party are pro-tax evasion" - hence why the only evidence you've decided to include are articles about what Cameron's family does. If Cameron was a tax evader (I don't refuse to believe he is - I've just not seen a scrap of evidence to show it) then I'd fully agree with you, but claiming that he is responsible for the actions of his father is beyond absurd. Do I also have to take responsibility for my alcoholic father?

In a democracy you get the government you deserve. If the public wasn't embarrassingly ignorant at incredibly basic politics then perhaps we wouldn't have "a bunch of whores for sale to the highest bidder" (not that I remotely accept that phrase - and if you genuinely believe it then you come under the ignorant category. I doubt you even know who the majority of MPs are, let alone know them well enough to come to that conclusion). Though it rather goes against the democratic principle, it's getting so ridiculous I can't help but feel people should have to sit an exam before voting. And that goes for rich conservative voters as well before you accuse me of
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callum9999

4 years ago

@Murton You already have to pay VAT on imported goods.

And although as you say, this is the exact same principle as companies that dodge tax by operating abroad, that doesn't matter to the average person. All they want is to pay virtually nothing and have the rich bankroll their lives for them.

As to all the rubbish people keep saying about how the conservatives love tax loopholes to help their "rich pals" - name the specific loopholes that Labour etc have identified yet the Tories refuse to close. You can't, because contrary to popular belief, these loopholes are unintended consequences from rules that are important and needed elsewhere. Closing them without damaging their legitimate use is therefore incredibly complex, and has nothing to do with loving rich people...

Incidently, the constant whinging about the rich and toffs is no different to rich people calling the poor peasants or proles. If you dislike Cameron and Osbournes policies then by all means say it (though I find it incredibly hard to believe the average persons knowledge on what they are actually doing extends any further than a couple of news headlines - as evidenced by the blatant lies about them posted in here!), but them being well off is not remotely a valid reason to criticise them.
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Two new Assassin's Creed games this year, one set in 18th century Paris

callum9999

4 years ago

@dfunked I can see how you'd think that but it was purely unintentional. You were chosen merely because you're the last person I saw to say it!

I don't enjoy games anywhere near as much as most people on here, so I generally don't play them enough to get bored with "rehashed formulas". But each successive Assassins Creed sells millions upon millions of copies, so clearly many people do enjoy "playing the same rehashed formula year after year".

If you don't have time to play all the Assassins Creed games then only play every other game... The games are still being well received so although you think they are "driven into the ground", I don't think thats really a consensus view.
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callum9999

4 years ago

@dfunked If only the world revolved around you...

If people will buy them, they will make them. I have no idea why so many people insist they stop making games because you aren't ready for another one. Here's an idea, just don't buy it... Is there a particular reason why its mere existence is so upsetting to you?
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Amazon's set-top box could be a USB dongle - report

callum9999

4 years ago

@SpaceMonkey77 It played out amazingly well with the kindle...

That doesn't stop you from possibly being right, but at least until we see what it actually is and does, it seems a bit premature to be doubting it so strongly.
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Korean League of Legends scandal exposed after attempted suicide

callum9999

4 years ago

@VariantAEC What a ridiculous post... The human brain is an incredibly complex thing and can feel severe depression - maybe even more so than someone may feel after witnessing the murder of their entire family - for no apparent reason. Its absurd for you criticise others saying they must only give condolences while you yourself state that should his grief not be at a sufficiently high level for you, he was just stupid and deserves no sympathy. If you weren't so clueless I'd call you a hypocrite...
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callum9999

4 years ago

@Kain1 E-sports will never "stand as equals" with real sports... At best they'll occupy the same grey area as darts and snooker - technically fulfill the definition of being a sport, but not generally accepted by the public as being "proper" sport!
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Tetris played against a skyscraper will set new world record

callum9999

4 years ago

@mrboshingles It's one of the funniest shows I've ever seen. I don't know why it's not very popular in the UK -presumably people just haven't heard of it.
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PlayStation Now game rentals could cost $4.99/$5.99

callum9999

4 years ago

@alexcross So because some people choose to buy limited internet, the majority of people who have unlimited plans shouldn't be able to get any download-rich services?

The state of internet structure is a very valid argument against making gaming fully online etc. - but not against things like this. Millions of people have speedy, reliable internet.
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Why Watch Dogs was delayed

callum9999

4 years ago

It's pretty amusing that just last year the majority view on here about Ubisoft was that they are evil and need to be boycotted. Now they're amazing with great ethics etc.

It illustrates perfectly why I find the gamer practise of focusing on publishers instead of individual games (when was the last time you heard someone discuss 20th Century Fox or Columbia Records?) so bizarre!
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All Ouya game content coming to Mad Catz micro-console MOJO

callum9999

4 years ago

@steohara Have the ten million discussions on here about pricing differences between the UK and US not been enough for you?
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Blockbuster back from the dead

callum9999

4 years ago

@pau1_of_war With an attitude like that I can't imagine any company would be calling you up asking you to return...
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And the new boss of Xbox is...

callum9999

4 years ago

@Fleisch They don't actually hate him. In fact, I doubt many of them actually knew who he was until this article!

Like all good armchair commentators they just saw that Nokia is struggling ergo it's CEO must be to blame. Same as all the idiotic comments about Game and Blockbuster insisting that all they had to do was cut prices then they'd thrive. I wouldn't pay too much attention to business advice on this site!
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Batman: Arkham Origins Blackgate confirmed for PC, PS3, Xbox 360 and Wii U

callum9999

4 years ago

@Hxy3000 Sounds logical, you're not remotely cutting off your nose to spite your face... (And please don't say "it's the principle" - they are just video games! )
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Microsoft testing cheaper digital pricing for Xbox One games

callum9999

4 years ago

@bosseye They aren't testing whether people prefer cheaper prices, they are testing whether the money they lose by being cheaper is offset by more people buying it...
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callum9999

4 years ago

@TenMinJoe What shop would pay you 20 for a used game if their customers can buy it for 20 on the marketplace?
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Gabe Newell addresses concern over Valve Anti-Cheat system

callum9999

4 years ago

@Cannon_Fodder Directly addressing concerns AFTER they'd been caught out...

I guess it could just be different people reading the different articles, but any perceived negative (this doesn't actually bother me at all either) DRM or privacy issue seems to get a radically different reaction when it happens to Steam as opposed to anyone else...
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Rovio announces Angry Birds Stella

callum9999

4 years ago

@Skeggers It's a game that millions enjoy playing - why would we be "done" with it?
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Fall Out Boy to release Flappy Bird clone

callum9999

4 years ago

@TheDynamicDc Why are people with no interest in the game constantly reading and commenting on stories about it?
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Nutjitsu and Worms among first Xbox One ID@Xbox games

callum9999

4 years ago

I really don't get why people get so angry about things like this... You may not want to play yet another Worms/COD/Battlefield/FIFA etc. but lot's of people do. What's so wrong about that?
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Grand Theft Auto 5 has shipped over 32.5 million copies

callum9999

4 years ago

@raheell9 No-one?
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Playing this cancer research game could actually help find a cure

callum9999

4 years ago

@Ferral I don't think it works anything like them. Folding (and I think SETI?) basically work by commandeering your computers power to crunch through data that they can't manage themselves.

As others have said, this is basically about finding patterns. Obviously that involves sending data back to them as well, but it's taking advantage of your mind and not your computer/phones power.
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Microsoft rebrands SkyDrive to OneDrive after copyright dispute

callum9999

4 years ago

@aldo_14 I thought that was a decent description of their thought process? It certainly makes logical sense, unlike other marketing descriptions like "the name evokes a feeling of warmth and comfort..." etc! To me it just looks like they are saying they want it to be your one storage facility across multiple devices.
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Apple earns record amounts, defends its innovation

callum9999

4 years ago

@arcam Which is exactly the point I was making. If the is the beginning of the end of reasonable levels of growth at Apple then it's only going to fall faster. We'll have to wait a good few quarters before anyone without a crystal ball could possibly say that was the case though!
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callum9999

4 years ago

@goggyturk Why do you think that shows a "lack of wisdom"? There is MUCH more to a share price than the headline profit figures released by companies - otherwise you could just set them with a computer algorithm.

I'm no expert either, but the question I'd be asking is WHY are profits flat? Is apple transitioning from growth to stagnation? Obviously they are in no trouble at all right now, but share dealing is a long term thing.
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Ubisoft investigating BT Infinity Uplay problems

callum9999

4 years ago

@ryohazuki1983 Because that would be far too expensive and you'd have to pay many multiples of what you do now
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Microsoft and BBC quiet on continued Xbox One iPlayer absence

callum9999

4 years ago

@spongebob I never understand this argument. Unless you're suggesting they wait for a long time until they cut the console price, how is having a virtually complete then fully complete console any worse than having no console then a fully complete one?
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GAME's back on track and eyeing the stock market

callum9999

4 years ago

@Lankysi Makes a change from the usual mantra you get on here... During administration everyone bleated on about how they would be profitable if they didn't make such big mark ups. Now the consensus is those markups are the reason they are now profitable?

Anyone would think people on here didn't know the first thing about running a business!
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Xbox 360 was the UK's best-selling home console in 2013

callum9999

4 years ago

@Razz It's a games console. No need to get so upset just because someone calls it a "game device"...

And although they do produce other news that is trivial as well, I personally don't deem this suitable for coverage on a mainstream news website. It's hardly news - it's a random statistic. If they cover all the "biggest selling" things of 2013 then it would be wall-to-wall coverage!
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PlayStation Now requires a 5Mb/s connection for a "good experience"

callum9999

4 years ago

@Dangher Is it? I hardly see why a games journalist would really care about the difference. This is a quick article based on a press release, not an in-depth Digital Foundry review of the technology.
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IGF finalist Don't Starve free on PS4 with Plus

callum9999

4 years ago

@UncleLou Though what you've described doesn't sound particularly different to Farmville style games on Facebook, surely you can see that the trailer above doesn't remotely show this?

I thought a trailer that doesn't adequately represent what the game is about was pretty universally known as being dreadful - have you actually watched the one embedded above (from the viewpoint of someone who knows nothing about the game)?
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