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seeafish

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#2

seeafish commented on Feature: Three Reasons Why You'll Love Explori...:

Taking a week off work for this!
I really wanna play this comfortably on my sofa on PS4, even though I played the first two on PC. I wonder if anything major carries over from 2 to 3. If not, screw it, PS4 it is!

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#3

seeafish 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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#4

seeafish 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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#9

seeafish 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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#11

seeafish 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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#13

seeafish 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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#14

seeafish 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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#15

seeafish 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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#17

seeafish 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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#19

seeafish 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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#20

seeafish 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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#23

seeafish 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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#24

seeafish 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.

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#25

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

Why do people keep requesting this very annoying feature? Why I think it's useless, particularly on PS4:
1) districting as hell, especially since they upped the friends limit
2) if some one comes online and wants to pay with you they will let YOU know
3) if you want to play with some one and they aren't online, you can just message them by totally different means (SMS, WhatsApp, Viber, hangouts, etc)
4) if the person isn't a close friend and you don't message them outside PSN, just massage them via PSN and they will get notified immediately via the mobile app or as soon as they login to their PS4
5) it's distracting as hell!

There's literally not a single use case for this pointless feature, for ME anyway...would love to hear how you guys use it; perhaps I'm missing something?
Since the PSN has been made more social, people get game invitations even when offline. I think that's Sony's intention as it always opens ALL friends (even offline ones) when you are selecting people to message or invite to game or party.

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#26

seeafish commented on Yep, PS4 Is the Only Console Street Fighter V ...:

"What's more, he revealed that PS4 players will be able to play online with PC players."
And that's probably one major reason why it's PS4 console exclusive. We all know how close minded Microsoft are when it comes to allowing other networks to connect to XBL.

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#27

seeafish commented on Talking Point: What's Your Favourite PlayStati...:

I'm gonna ignore the OVERWHEMLING nostalgia I feel when watching that PS1 video, and be objective about this.
PS2 for me. Simple, slick, cool, and that smoke-fade-in of the logo is killer. It screams "this here console is da shiznit!". Of course PS1 is a very close second.
PS3 was classy and mature but a bit meh, and PS4...well, I just LOOOOVEEE that beep followed by a health warning on what looks like a BSOD... =/

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#28

seeafish commented on Talking Point: What Are You Playing This Weeke...:

@kupo DAAAAMN! Thanks for the heads up. Might have to make a note to back my saves from time to time!
But yeah, half-way through Chapter 2 now and it's getting more interesting by the minute. However, my quest list is SOOO long I don't even know what I need to do anymore. Proof that games have been dumbed down, as 10 years ago I wouldn't even need a quest list to keep track of the story haha.

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#29

seeafish commented on PS4 Loses Black Friday Battle, Research Firm C...:

@Hero-of-WiiU yeah that was a bit lame heh. To qualify, MANY people already own a PS4, and for that reason fewer will sell over time. Had I had the money, I probably would've picked up an Xbox over the weekend for exclusives and stuff. I wouldn't have bought another PS4 though if you see what I mean.

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#30

seeafish commented on PS4 Loses Black Friday Battle, Research Firm C...:

The fact that:

  • MS has so much more brand loyalty in US than Sony
  • MS probably entered a loss per unit for these deals
  • It was black Friday and US parents are picking up "and xbox" (not a games console) for their kids' Christmas presents
  • Sony outsold MS for 11 months running in that region
  • Pretty much everyone owns a PS4 already
    ... Kinda makes this a hollow victory if you ask me.
    But fanboys will be fanboys and there's lots of glee around the various gaming forums atm.
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#31

seeafish commented on Talking Point: What Are You Playing This Weeke...:

Seems like I'm finally getting bored of Destiny. As such, I've been spending hours in The Witcher 1 on PC. Never played the series but want to get the story before 3 comes out.
The gameplay and graphics are so outdated but I'm really starting to enjoy the characters. Can't wait to play 2.

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#33

seeafish commented on Watch PlayStation's Iconic Controller Evolve i...:

Could never get used to asymmetric sticks. Happy Sony stuck with this. Even use my spare DS4 for PC gaming now.
I think the battery life is decent (not as good as DS3 obviously) but the quality of the rubber on the sticks is my pain point. It takes only a couple of weeks to begin to see wear. My launch DS4 is pretty much completely smooth! =/

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#34

seeafish commented on Just What Is Sony Santa Monica Working on for ...:

@eLarkos heh, fair enough. Different tastes and all.
Tbh, not entirely sure why I love the games so much, I think it's just the meat headed kratos. I'm usually into deeper games, but GoW just captivated me and I think the story is great too, as well as the epic boss battles. They are just fun games IMHO.

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#35

seeafish commented on Just What Is Sony Santa Monica Working on for ...:

One of the biggest GoW fans here (6 platinums) and two things irk the hell out of me when reading people's negative comments about the series:
1) It's a casual or easy game (as @eLarkos said). I challenge you to play the games on Chaos difficulty or finishing all the various trials modes available. It's gaming bliss for twitchy fingered people. Either that, or I suck at games, however without sounding cocky, I really don't! ;)
2) They should do a different mythology. No thanks. Kratos == GoW. If they are leaving Kratos and mythical Greece behind, I'd rather they made a different franchise with a different name, since calling it GoW would just go to disappoint hardcore fans like myself.

SSM are hands down my favourite studio in WWS (tied with ND of course) and anything they make is likely to be a must buy for me. I hope they either call it a day with GoW and make another spectacular series, or stay true to the originals with evolved gameplay.

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#36

seeafish commented on Talking Point: Is This Gaming's Most Disappoin...:

I've never gamed as much as I have this year. I'm fatigued. Between my PS4, Vita and my shiny new PC, I've sunk a hundreds of hours into gaming this year.
I think people's expectations were too high. Had a blast with all Sony first party titles, even platinum'd a few of them. Looking forward to Bloodborne, Evolve and Uncharted now. In the meantime, I'll be on FC4 and Civ Beyond Earth. Might also get GTA5 of enough people migrate to ps4; that game is hilarious with friends.

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#37

seeafish commented on Feature: What's the Status of DriveClub on PS4...:

Sad stuff... Feel bad for Evolution. The Japan earthquake nearly wiped them out, but they came back from the brink only to have this fiasco happen...
I think it's time Sony WWS reassigned these guys to other studios and just let GT be the Sony driving IP. In fact, I'm sure these guys could fit right in at Polyphon. :)

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#39

seeafish commented on Eye Witness Claims Uncharted 4: A Thief's End ...:

@DerMeister Yes, that would be a far better way to approach the gameplay and overall narrative. Picking up a chain gun and getting trophies for 500 headshots isn't very "everyman" heh.
I think it's a larger problem action games face. I had the same issue with the brilliant Tomb Raider last year. Her first kill was a momentous moment, but after putting an arrow through the 1000th enemy's head, it had kind of lost its taste.
TLoU did a great job of making the fighting (against humans at least) seem gritty and as a matter of life and death, but even that got a bit too much towards the end.
There are so many areas in all these games where enemies suddenly show up where I think "why can't this just be an environmental puzzle, where you need to find your way out, rather than killing people and head for the door". I got faith in ND though... I think they are aware of this and hopefully we will see something similar to what you suggested in UC4.

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#40

seeafish commented on Eye Witness Claims Uncharted 4: A Thief's End ...:

@rastamadeus hmm, dunno man. While I would say the shooting got old in all 3 games failry quickly (also, how can I see a genocidal mass murderer as a protagonist?!) the gameplay and set pieces have always been top notch. Closest thing to an Indiana Jones game for me. They are fun and full of acting gems, with real chemistry between the characters. I'm super hyped for this, but truly hope they learn from TLoU and tone down the genocide of poor canon fodder baddies.

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#41

seeafish commented on Injustice, inFAMOUS: First Light, and More Com...:

Loving this. Been enjoying the indies but yes, bout time we got a few high profile releases. Personally can't wait to play secet ponchos and first light.
Also @Bad-MuthaAdebis bought swapper on launch. Fantastic puzzler if you're into that kind of thing. I personally loved the feel and atmosphere and it has a cool, multi-ending story.

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#45

seeafish commented on Sony's Still Bleeding Money, But PS4's in Beas...:

Such negativity here.
I for one disagree with all of you and am currently jumping back on my PS4 for probably the 2000th hour since I bought it at launch. No other console or PC I've owned has gotten this much use, and I'm a serious gamer. I'm loving the exclusives, I'm loving the remasters (yeah, TLoU was "just a port" pfft) and loving most of the indies. I love the controller and even the bloody gimmicks like the controller speaker and light in Transistor. Also, share play is such an amazing idea. I love these things so much I'm pretty much overlooking the PSN and FW issues, as I'm sure they'll stabilise.
If I'm this happy this early into the life of the console, and it's clearly a success, the so-called investment has already paid off; I'm profiting at the moment and the future is bright for me on the PS4 once the big boys really start utilising the capabilities of it.
I'll let you all get back to your grumpy party now. :) Happy Halloween!

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#47

seeafish commented on Push Scare: How Final Fantasy VII's Not-So-Sca...:

It's completely unrealistic, wishful thinking, but SE haven't made a goos FF since 10. Thus I wish they would just can 15, 16....nn, and just remake 7 to 10 for new consoles. Not HD remake, but actually rebuild those amazing games, from the ground up, in a new engine, potentially with VAs (although that might kill it...) with some of the mechanics updated.
I would literally cream myself if such an announcement was made. Alas, we'll probably just continue to get more bland and meh FFs for the foreseeable future...

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#48

seeafish commented on Push Scare: Why the Petrifying P.T. Is the Per...:

Played this with a friend. Neither of us had any idea what it was. We had a laugh, albeit were scared to crap the whole time. Best thing for me was the constant volume control. I kept turning it down (played with surround, which is amazing btw!) cos the background noises were freaking me dafaq out. He kept making it louder when I didn't notice to piss me off.
Also fun was the Lisa jump scare. Trying our best to not act scared after the fact was pretty hilarious.

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#49

seeafish commented on Why Is Sony Taking So Long to Release PS4 Firm...:

@Paranoimia I want to shout Xbox On at my PS4...you know, like Xbox :p
You are right though. Having worked in the service industry for many years, I can safely say that customers do not really know what they want. Let me qualify that: individually, they know what they want, but to assume that collectively they form some kind of hive mind, is rather ludicrous. Cater to the majority, and you'll piss off the minority...the minority could very well be 49% of your customer base though.
My take it on it, do what Apple does. I absolutely loathe their products, but they effectively don't want me to buy them. Instead, only people who love their products wholeheartedly do, which means they have a VERY loyal and happy customer base, who will spread the word. How is this possible? They say "here is what you want" rather than "we're listening to your feedback".