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ComicBookGuy

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#1

ComicBookGuy commented on Ex-EA Boss: Sony F***in' Nailed It with PS4:

Having finally used an Xbox One for a continuous period of two weeks, I can say the only good thing about that console is the controller.
Without the kinect, it's a mess and a half.
Going to wait for their Windows 10 hopefully redesigned non-kinect UI, and if they announce a slim for under £250 I'll pick one up for Halo 5 only.

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#3

ComicBookGuy commented on Soapbox: You Should Stop Pre-Ordering Games:

Pre ordering is pointless beyond comprehension.
Having said that, I still voted "preorder a few times a year". Reason? I'll spend one day putting orders through for games I'm very likely to buy in launch week, and then I just forget about it and Amazon handles payment and shipping without any hassle.
However, I am no longer going to do that because publishers see even my behaviour as more evidence for making the pre order culture even more prominent.
Wish we could all as gamers stop pre ordering and just order on launch day instead and forego the honestly crappy "bonuses" they throw us. If it's not locked on-disc content, it's silly clothes/skins, in game money that kind of takes the fun out of the gameplay, or access to another broken beta who will just open up to everyone 3 days later. Seriously, when did we all become so caught up in this BS!?

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#6

ComicBookGuy commented on Talking Point: Is It Time to Introduce EA Acce...:

@DrClayman agree! Outside of a very, very few games throughout the many years I've been gaming, I never understood the need to play something the second it's released. And as others said, in this age of broken releases, it's usually much safer to just wait while passengers on the hype train beta test the game for the rest of us.
On a personal note, EA destroy everything they touch, so paying them a sub so they can charge for the "privilege" of playing rubbish titles like BF hardline, while they hollow out and destroy talented studios like Bioware and Visceral, seems quite illogical to me.

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#7

ComicBookGuy commented on Soapbox: Sony Really Needs to Give Us More Pla...:

Ran out of storage the other day... Noticed Apotheon had uploaded a save file that was 304MB... .... ....
But yes, this needs to be fixed since it seems like all save files are minimum 11MB. It's like the save container itself for PS4 games is 11MB even though the actual save might only be a few KB. 1GB isn't enough.

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#8

ComicBookGuy commented on Some UK Schools Are Cracking Down on Children ...:

This one of those things that simply can't be discussed since it's all only definable on a case-by-case basis. There are too many factors and variables to consider:

  • does the child have a loving and caring up bringing
  • are the parents fit to care for children in the first place
  • is it an abusive home (not necessarily in the extreme sense, but for example do the parents shout at each other a lot)
  • do the parents understand video games, have experienced them, and know the vast amount of content that can be in them
  • do parents understand games are immersive and can affect different mental states in different ways

It's impossible to enforce anything when one child and family differs so much from another. If a child is depressed, they can escape into fantasy games and play them for days on end. If they are hyper, it can be an outlet for them. If they are anxious, it can trigger other mental states, and so on and so on and so on!

I've been gaming since the age of 3 or so, and I have a small child myself and nieces too. I'll allow my child and niece to play different things, as different things suits their personality. One of my nieces has a vivid imagination so she scares easily. My kid on the other hand shrugs off Assassins Creed. However, as mentioned, some parents simply don't have the knowledge (I know people like this) and think all games are children's toys. They would leave their kids to play violent games unsupervised and complain once they can't sleep due to stress.
It's impossible to police this tbh, but if a parent is unfit to make this kind of decision, I have no problem with them being punished, rather than putting the blame on the publishers and devs.

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#14

ComicBookGuy commented on Here's PS4 Firmware Update 2.50's Full List of...:

@ToOGoodOfAPlaya I must say, platinum trophies makes the trophy system superior for me. A quick sign of "prestige" amongst us trophy whores. :p
On another note, it's very odd the PS4 doesn't let you sort trophies alphabetically. Such a simple feature that PS3/Vita have. It's annoying to scroll through the list, especially if you have lots of trophies.
/firstworldproblems

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#16

ComicBookGuy commented on Sony's Beta Testing PS4 Firmware Update 2.50 Now:

@thedevilsjester while I agree, it does remove some annoying games I've had blight my trophy list and completion ratio for a while now. Games like Terminator Salvation and some party games, and crap like FIFA 11 or whatever. Excited about this feature (if it turns out to be true), but I would welcome < 10%, but not 25%, that's too far.

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#19

ComicBookGuy commented on There's Going to Be a Big Metal Gear Solid V A...:

Knowing Kojima the trolliest of the trolls, it'll probably be a 3 hour conference ending with the announcement: "the tranquilliser darts in MGS5 could potentially take down TWO elephants. Thanks all, have a good evening".
(MGS2 reference BTW)

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#23

ComicBookGuy commented on You Can Spend Over $60 on Evolve's Day One DLC:

To be fair, and I never thought I'd defend DLC, considering it's all cosmetic, it's not actually intended to be purchased together. Usually people will pick and choose different skins they like and buy up 1 or 2 each, or none at all (like me, who hates most DLC and thinks it's a waste of money...generally).
So in essence, they aren't actually offering $60 worth of DLC, but providing a wide array of DLC that can and will be consumed in separately, which TOTALS $60. Subtle difference, but a difference nonetheless.
Disclaimer: I've only ever bought Mass Effect DLC (because the game is crack) and the poker DLC for RDR.

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#24

ComicBookGuy commented on It Sounds Like Shuhei Yoshida Is As Tired of A...:

@FullbringIchigo what you said! It's an insult to have a sequel with the same damn glitches and bug, let alone the same crappy textures year after year. I mean, since they aren't doing any engine development year on year, you'd think they'd spend time just polishing the new installment.
And sports games aren't excluded. FIFA has pretty much looked the same since 11 now. They could've patched in new rosters and even some of the gameplay enhancements as paid DLC year on year rather than a full release, then simply release a major update every couple of years as a full game.
It's a bad practice and it makes games I used to love and respect feel milked and cheap. I honestly have 0 interest in AC and CoD anymore, even though MW1/2 and AC2/2.5/2.75 were some of my favourite games.

Please watch the languae -Tasuki-

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#29

ComicBookGuy commented on You Won't Need to Be a Knight to Nab the Plati...:

@edgey yeah, the infamous games have good plats. A couple of missable ones too to keep you focused on the plat. Although, infamous 1 was one those plats that nearly drove me insane. Needed 1 last shard for the last trophy and I had methodically covered the entire very large map 3 times to no avail. Found it randomly when I stopped looking. That was a pain in the bum!
But yes, some games are for people who literally play games for a living or just have ridiculous amount of not just time and patience, but also gamer skill. Being worlds NUMBER 1 BOXER IN EVERY CLASS ONLINE seems like it rules out most people! Or games like GT which require you to gold everything and beat an actual world record set by an F1 driver....people do it, but AINT NOBODY GOT TIME FO DAT! :p
Proudest platinum for me is either RDR or KZ SF. I had to put in the work!

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#30

ComicBookGuy commented on You Won't Need to Be a Knight to Nab the Plati...:

@glassmusic yes impossible plats suck (see Fight Night...seriously...) But ones that prove no challenge other than "beat game on any difficulty and get 50 kills" aren't fun either. A healthy balance of various challenges and collectibles, with a few sneaky, easter egg types thrown in makes for a fun and engaging plat IMHO.

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#35

ComicBookGuy commented on Talking Point: Has PlayStation Now's Subscript...:

@PMasterTy9 yeah I guess it's a pretty massive country heh. I recall reading a really long comment thread on Kotaku about caps once. Seemed like a vast chunk of states were pretty much monopolised by a couple ISPs who then charged through the nose for fairly puny limits.
Used to be common in the UK too, but there are SO many ISPs (in a relatively small country) competing that it quickly vanished.

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#37

ComicBookGuy commented on Analysts: Xbox One Will Catch Up to PS4 in 2015:

It doesn't seem to matter how good the PS4 is, how it's priced, which awesome exclusives come out, Microsoft have a large group of incredibly loyal fans (in the US and UK) and they will buy it in troves once the new Halo drops. If MS didn't have the US fan base, it would've shut down the Xbox division long ago.

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#39

ComicBookGuy commented on UK Sales Charts: A Familiar Top Five Finishes ...:

Sigh
Getting a bit tired of these predictable patterns. Not that there's anything wrong with CoD/FIFA, but some people really don't play anything else! It's a shame considering the gems that are out there.
I've been giving destiny the cold shoulder and playing Velocity 2X and Valiant Hearts, which have both been far more engrossing than that grind fest.
Also tired of CoD:AW after campaign and a few rounds of Exo. Meanwhile, the 17 trillionth game of Real Madrid v Barcelona was played in FIFA "this year edition".

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#40

ComicBookGuy commented on Feature: 10 PS4 Firmware Update Features That ...:

@get2sammyb I noticed a glaring bug with the library of games during the Xmas outage.
Velocity 2X wasn't in my ribbon of 15 apps, so I loaded the library, found Velocity, it was installed, so pressed X and rather than launch the game it loads the game's product page (the one that shows videos, recent activity etc). However, due to PSN being down, it couldn't load the content, INCLUDING THE START BUTTON! So I couldn't launch the game until I disabled the 15 app limit. Really odd...

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#41

ComicBookGuy commented on Sony Engineers Investigating as PS4 Goes Offli...:

@GypsysPearl DDoS stands for DISTRIBUTED Denial of Service.
The attack comes from millions upon millions of infected machines (bots on a botnet) around the Internet. Sony's logs will show each and every single request that made it through their firewall, but when you have millions of IPs all belonging to unsuspecting computer noobs, there is literally nothing anyone can do to stop this.
Understand this, you cannot stop DDoSs from happening, and LS are as much hackers as I am a jar of Marmite; they bought bots and pointed them at a Sony IP... A child can do this!
A company can only employ better packet filtering and specific DDoS mitigation hardware or services (like Cloudflare for example) to protect themselves. Beyond that, Nada!
Source: I work for one of the world's largest hosting companies as an admin.

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#43

ComicBookGuy commented on PSN Experiencing Christmas Turbulence as New C...:

The PSN issues are starting to annoy me now, mainly because I know the infrastructure they run. It's openstack private cloud. JUST SPIN UP MORE SERVERS SONY!!! No, even more. More.....yeah, bit more....keep going. Argh, move out the way and let me do this for you!

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#45

ComicBookGuy commented on Why Haven't We Seen More of Gravity Rush 2? Yo...:

Shame about it possibly not coming to Vita, since the first one was a game that was perfect on handheld and one of my top 3 Vita games (despite that ending...).
But all that aside, I DON'T CARE! This IP is awesome and I just wanna see it on any device! Hopefully they can make it scale and have more gameplay variety on a proper console.
Looking forward to this!

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#46

ComicBookGuy commented on Weirdness: Sony Yanks The Interview Amid Inten...:

@BetweenTheTrees farrrrrrrrrr more offensive movies have been made. This doesn't even come across as offensive. We can't have people shut stuff down they don't like just cos they are butthurt by the subject matter. Plenty of films disturb and offend me (some are tasteless and directly attack ethnic or religious groups by depicting them in a totally inaccurate and inflammatory manner), but if people want to watch them and enjoy them, that is their choice. I'm not gonna go firebombing all of a sudden. Most of the stuff Sasha Baron Cohen does, although funny as hell, seems far worse than this.

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#49

ComicBookGuy commented on Could a Future PS4 Firmware Update Bring Onlin...:

@rastamadeus you are partially right. Messages worked brilliantly until around the time Destiny came out. It's been better the last 2 weeks, so it seems like they are working on it, and one can assume it Will be fixed, so take my point as relevant under optimal conditions.

The distraction arguments comes from the amount of media I watch on my PS3 and PS4. It's annoying to constantly have people sign on and off while watching a movie. For that reason and the other reasons I gave, I'll probably disable this if they ever release it.

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#50

ComicBookGuy commented on Preview: Is PS4 Exclusive The Order: 1886 a Re...:

I'm starting to think that either I'm a freak in the minority, or everyone will always trash a game for even hinting at linearity, QTEs and cut scenes.
@tulaib_100 made me realise something: The Walking Dead is literally a game of QTEs and contextual gameplay, with very limited environments to explore. Was it rubbish?? Story wise it had choice, but ALWAYS having choice doesn't actually make a good game. Sometimes a good writer can just tell us a good story! Not all games need complex inventory and upgrade systems or very deep gameplay mechanics.
Variety is good. The world is big enough for Heavy Rain AND Dark Souls, believe it or not.