mikeck

UK dating site Shag a Gamer gives YouTube tips to virgin gamers

mikeck

6 years ago

@LR100 stealth "I'm actually a virgin" post :D
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Counter-Strike: GO misses PlayStation Store for fourth week

mikeck

6 years ago

@Nico4 I think you'll find it was the fine folks at SEGA that gave you Jet Set in time ;)
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Double Fine turns an accidental unfinished game release into a beta test

mikeck

6 years ago

Lot's of "I heard", "I thought" and "apparently"'s in this comments thread.

If you don't have the experience of submitting to Apple yourself, then you can't profess to know jack.

I suppose it is fun to troll though, right?
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UK chart: Sleeping Dogs hounds London 2012 Olympics from top spot

mikeck

6 years ago

Let's be grateful that this wasn't released by Activision - in that, this would have been a very different game if they did release it.

Therefore, we should thank them for letting it go, and be even more thankful that Square picked it up and allowed it to become what it has.

I'm really enjoying this game, it's a fantastic warm-up to the great autumn of gaming we have coming!
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In Resident Evil 6 you can invade other people's games as a monster

mikeck

6 years ago

@Spong Did you not read the article? "unlocked when you complete the game".

Considering the game has three different sections (each a campaign length in their own right) there is going to be at least 16-20 hours of gameplay to complete before you can unlock Agent Hunt.

(Your sarcasm tag did not compute, regardless of how you intended it).
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FIFA 13 trailer shows new Man City home kit

mikeck

6 years ago

The Man City home kit was already unveiled a few weeks ago (remember the awesome pictures with Noel Gallagher?)...so it hasn't been revealed to the world via FIFA 13. Would have been a nice piece of marketing if it had. Now the Aresnal away kit however, that was jointly revealed via a FIFA 13 reveal trailer.
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Awesomenauts console patch now live

mikeck

6 years ago

Great, looking forward to sinking more hours into this game.
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EA joins coalition opposing the Defense of Marriage Act

mikeck

6 years ago

@LLJaf Anybody who believes gay marriage is a sin doesn't deserve an opinion in my view, harsh? Maybe, do I care? No.

Who said that I needed (or others who also get married without religious connotations) a piece of paper to declare my love? It's not about that. I wanted to make it official and make my girlfriend my wife, I wanted to shout from the rooftops that she was now my wife. Again, EVERYBODY has the right to get married and therefore call their partner their wife or husband, regardless of sexual preferences.

The only mention of a piece of paper I made was that most people view getting married as under the eyes of the law, not some weirdy-beardy in the sky.

Marriage doesn't have to be about settling down and having children as you say, that's the old dogma talking there, not today's standards.
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mikeck

6 years ago

FUCK. I think I just deleted my previous comment by mistake when I meant to edit it. Gah.

@Okamiwolf My original comment back to you was to say that earlier this year my wife and I got married, and it was not a religious ceremony and for us it is NOT a religious sacrament. I don't care that the roots of marriage may be bound in religious lore, that doesn't interest me.

I got married in a English heritage building, said vows (I held dear) to my wife, and then afterwards we had a reception/party.

For me, and for my wife, our marriage had nothing to do with religion, and whilst for some people it is a religious affair, for many IT IS NOT.

Our marriage, like many others, was to form a bond of our love, and the real definition of marriage in this day and age is to form this bond in the eyes of LAW - not religion. EVERYBODY has this right, and to deny that is despicable.
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Yakuza 1 and 2 HD Edition confirmed for PS3

mikeck

6 years ago

@fogbound No problem releasing them on PSN. There have been many larger games released (in terms of filesize), and a lot of publishers are now releasing packaged titles (like Mass Effect 3 for example) digitally also.
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First Game of Thrones: Seven Kingdoms MMO trailer released

mikeck

6 years ago

How is this going to compete in the extremely competitive MMO market, I mean really, how?
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Molydeux one of the reasons Molyneux left Microsoft

mikeck

6 years ago

@vizzini It was taken down for a while, and then was allowed to continue.
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mikeck

6 years ago

"This guy, he can do all this stuff, he can be that free, he can explore these ideas like throwing babies into pits - you couldn't do that with the corporate PR machine at Microsoft."."

Yeah, but it's not his job...he doesn't make these games, so whilst he can continue doing what he does, all he actually does is throw shitloads of ideas out into the internet for other people to make.

I'm not discounting what he does, but it's not an actual job. Therefore, he's not accountable to a big corporate machine. I would love to be able to throw loads of random ideas around the publisher where I work, but it'd only serve to get me derided, and possibly fired :)
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PES hits back: Konami accuses FIFA of copying, reveals truth behind licenses and explains Seabass' new role

mikeck

6 years ago

"The only reason why FIFA is in the position it's in now is because of PES."

That may be true, but is it not because EA iterated on PES and made FIFA a better, and superior game? Stop being bitter, you were once the market leader in terms of quality and now you're not. It's a shame, but don't sound bitter about it.

Also, licenses are a big deal, I don't want to play as unlicensed teams, and yes it sucks that EA can throw money at the license holders, but it is what it is.
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Medal of Honor: Warfighter gameplay

mikeck

6 years ago

Medal of Honor: Bulletsponge.

This trailer was made in co-operation with God mode right? :)

I'm not against the game by any means, I'll be getting it, just seemed slightly unrealistic that a man could take that many bullets and still go on.
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Firefall developer: "Consoles, I believe, are dead"

mikeck

6 years ago

" I don't see that [platform holders] see how free-to-play can fit into their model and the fact that they're royalty revenue share is not set up to take advantage of these types of games."

CCP's DUST 514 (coming to PSN) says hello.
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Hirai outlines "One Sony" vision, confirms 10,000 lay-offs

mikeck

6 years ago

@X201 Damn you, now all I'm doing is contemplating getting KFC for lunch.
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mikeck

6 years ago

@NotSoSlim They are "Sony will integrate its smartphone, tablet and VAIO businesses, and reduce the number of product models in its TV business."

http://mashable.com/2012/04/12/sony-confirms-layoffs/
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Ni No Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch trailer

mikeck

6 years ago

I'm not against the use of a Welsh accent in games, but it just seemed to jar badly in this game. Was not expecting that voice, once his cuddly toy came to life o_O
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Duels of the Planeswalkers 2013 announced for iPad, PSN, Steam, XBLA

mikeck

6 years ago

"Eurogamer hasn't reviewed either Duels of the Planeswalkers games,"

Why is this by the way?
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Game of Thrones RPG plot trailer

mikeck

6 years ago

Urgh, looks horrid.
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The Rise and Fall of Sega Enterprises

mikeck

6 years ago

@The-Bodybuilder This is actually not true - the majority of SEGA owned IP is still handled by internal dev teams to this day.
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Naughty Dog "disheartened" when games' stories are easily branded "amazing"

mikeck

6 years ago

@apoc_reg Disheartening is when posters think a certain game is going to be a zombie shooter when it's not.
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The truth behind retailer-exclusive pre-order extras

mikeck

6 years ago

@FenderMaster You missed one important piece of the DLC puzzle: content that developers create additionally to extend the core game experience.

You don't believe that all the awesome DLC for Borderlands was cut from the game do you?

This is the exception, not the rule, but I spent a lot of time when dealing with publishers (from a PSN Store perspective) trying to educate on the benefits of additive DLC, and not simply lopping off core game content.

There are great examples of how to do DLC, and of course examples of how not to.
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NFS: The Run 49.99 on PSN Store this week

mikeck

6 years ago

@captain_Carl Don't get me wrong, it's still overpriced. Though having to determine the pricing for our own blu-ray digital releases I understand the complexities in doing it.
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mikeck

6 years ago

That NFS: The Run pricing should actually be 49.99/69.99 it's just a typo guys.
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Saints Row: The Third Review

mikeck

7 years ago

"Gone are the sewage-spewing trucks, blazing quad bikes and fan-flinging celebrity defence."

How come I played the blazing quad bikes on the 360 build on the show-floor at EG Expo then? Have they removed this from the game?
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Need for Speed: The Run Review

mikeck

7 years ago

@Madder-Max I don't think I'd quite put it in the same words, but fundamentally I agree - seems like this would have been a cracking piece of DLC, rather than a boxed product.
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EU PlayStation Store update 21st Sept

mikeck

7 years ago

@TopKatt

Apologies, I'll slink off now ;)
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mikeck

7 years ago

@djclownshoes

"They're set by Sony and the publisher. The SDF would have you believe that it's always the publisher, yet when a game is expensive on Xbox Live, it's always "M$" that's to blame. Sony are fucking piss takers with their prices though, but if you own a PS3, you're used to being shafted in all kinds of ways - worse game performance, worse online that's down all the time, more expensive games and DLC etc. "

Let me clarify for you, because I'm one of the people that can - having looked after pricing (amongst many other things) on the PSN Store in my previous job - prices ARE NOT set by Sony (that would be price-fixing), publishers set the wholesale price, and the retail price is derived from that.

The problem for publishers is that using real currency pricing on PSN against Microsoft Points is a very tricky thing to convert fairly, hence why some publishers get it right, and some get it very, very wrong.

Hope that clarifies things.
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Valve opens DOTA 2 beta registration

mikeck

7 years ago

@Toothball

That's what I was looking for, but the Dota2 website is only showing tournament information now.

Damn, damn, damn.
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mikeck

7 years ago

Damn...they didn't leave us much time did they :(
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mikeck

7 years ago

^ Same problem here too.

I have found this unofficial page which gives the direct steam community link - http://www.dota2-blog.com/dota-2-beta-si... , but whilst I'm logged into Steam it is not actually logging me in and signing me up...very crap system indeed. I never usually have problems with Valve and Steam, but this is a mess.
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Sony announces Summer of Arcade rival

mikeck

7 years ago

@spankyspangler

"What utter bollocks. If a game is exclusive to PSN then by definition it won't be out on XBLA or it wouldn't be an exclusive, would it? lol. As for timed exclusives, there have been timed exclusives on PSN that have later been released on XBLA before, so again, utter bollocks. Sony just don't invest anywhere near as much money in their downloadable games and online system as MS, so instead you get fewer games, fewer demos, higher prices, and shit promotions like this".

Some obvious vitriol there, but nevertheless I'll play ball with you.

How I should have worded it is like this, so to clarify:

If a publisher wants to release a game on XBLA first, then release on PSN later Microsoft have no problem with this, however, if a publisher releases the game on PSN first, or tells MS they're doing so, then MS will refuse to release the game onto XBLA.
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mikeck

7 years ago

Sony cannot make any of the games exclusive as Microsoft throw their toys out of the pram and won't release any exclusive PSN games on XBLA (including timed exclusives).
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Quantic Dream's Infraworld trademarked

mikeck

7 years ago

Oh my god, another game that makes you press buttons...what a fucking concept.

/shakes head at some people in disbelief
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Valve confirms 2011 release for DOTA 2

mikeck

7 years ago

DotA is not an RTS game, it's part of the MOBA genre - which is drastically different.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Multiplayer...
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Choose Your Own Adventure

mikeck

7 years ago

I loved me some Fighting Fantasy as a kid too, my favourite was House of Hell, which I have still never been able to complete. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/House_of_Hell
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Valve to attend gamescom

mikeck

7 years ago

For a site that's supposed to have a lot of gamers as readers how is there not more love for DotA2?

Your loss, I'm looking forward to hearing more.
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Today's Top Trailers - Day 5

mikeck

7 years ago

That Fruit Ninja Kinect trailer is shocking...worst trailer of the entire E3 show for sure. It's not even remotely funny.
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Stunning Tomb Raider cinematic trailer

mikeck

7 years ago

All those asking for gameplay footage...the game is over a year away, can't you be a bit fucking patient? Sheesh.
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inFamous 2

mikeck

7 years ago

Good thorough review (for the story at least), am perplexed why it didn't get a higher rating as you seemed on the cusp of giving it a 9 (maybe more). Not that the score matters, but rushing a review out when you haven't properly experienced the UGC seems a bit unfair really.
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Sony's Greek website hacked

mikeck

7 years ago

You only wrote this article so you could make that pun.

And well played it was ;)
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Takashi Miike to direct Ace Attorney film?

mikeck

7 years ago

@TONYgr (and @King-Edward and @dunbain)

Actually, it IS a family movie. I'm not going to go into this deeply (check out Tom Mes' book on Miike - 'Agitator', it's very enlightening) but the visitor in question does help the family resolve a lot of its issues. He makes the mother experience her long lost femininity, the father regains control of his lost masculinity, and it's a total play (albeit an extremely fucked up way to explore these themes) on the concept of the broken family needing outside intervention in order to regain stability.

It is also a movie for all the family...okay, this last part may be a lie :)

I may be something of a Miike fanboy. I make no apologies for that.
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Sony: PSN hack to cost us 105 million

mikeck

7 years ago

@Spooke

Does it serve right the PSN consumers, publishers and developers? No.

Not all gamers have time (and money) to own both a 360 and PS3, so for those of use who have committed to owning just the PS3 we have lost out big time.

As for the publishers and developers, they absolutely have to look at all gaming platforms as viable in order to make as much revenue as possible, therefore it is absolutely outrageous for whoever is responsible for the 'downtime' to cause such a hole in companies budgets. Ultimately, the money lost by publishers has an impact on budgets for forthcoming releases and potential future projects, so the ramifications of this could be felt by many for some time to come.

Therefore in the end, all gamers lose out to some degree.
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Guild Wars 2 unveils Engineer profession

mikeck

7 years ago

I loved the Dwarf Engineer in WAR, so this is extremely welcome for me. HOORAY!
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Brink developer admits PSN frustration

mikeck

7 years ago

@slickster

I'm in the same position, I am getting tired of the dodgy bot AI, however, it's not that hard to get the trophies (I'm flying through them).

Can't wait for some proper opposition, and some good team players though!
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EA discusses Road Rash, Populous reboots

mikeck

7 years ago

Road Rash would be great of course, but the real classic to bring back...The Immortal. Please!
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Sony: "They're in trouble" - ngmoco

mikeck

7 years ago

@PixelPirate The guy who 'created' Rolando used to work for SCEE. Go figure ;)
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Download Games Roundup

mikeck

7 years ago

Pix N Love Rush is excellent, it's very addictive though, has bags of the 'just one more go' factor.
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