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Steam Has Added Over 1000 Games Since Steam Direct Launched

Aug 11, 2017, 5:27am

As a customer - god I miss a curated steam. The cream almost always made it on their eventually and it meant I could buy alnost anything on there and it would be passable. Now I can't find anything.

The Best Video Game Handguns

Aug 11, 2017, 5:24am

As the author explicitly stated in the articles, revolvers and pistols are technically seperate types of handguns, though many people use the term pistol (incorrectly) to describe both. I wasn't aware of this either, but a quick google search confirms that the author is correct.

New Uncharted: The Lost Legacy Footage Is All About Action

Jun 13, 2017, 5:41pm

Her motivation was money. It was slightly complicated by the fact she was an honourable 'thief', but I don't think the motivation was particularly hidden.

Personally I like Chloe - I thought she was funny.

Valve Kills Steam Greenlight

Feb 11, 2017, 11:25am

I wish we had the old steam curation. Sure, lots of indie titles didn't get on there, but they get drowned in the noise now anyway. At least before I could expect a minimum standard of quality - I basically don't impulse buy on steam anymore because I can't be bothered wading through the piles of shit to find something worth playing.

Carmack Is Pretty Furious After The Zenimax-Oculus Trial

Feb 3, 2017, 1:25pm

As a big fan of Carmack, I initially assumed that Zenimax were playing patent troll, but by the end the case I was frankly surprised that they didn't get the full payout. Occulus didn't live up to their agreed obligations, Carmack did 'share' trade secrets (whether they were useful or not), and Facebook didn't do any due diligence. These are just things your not meant to do.

The Nintendo Switch Will Cost $469.95

Jan 14, 2017, 10:55am

I bought my PS4 brand new for $300 about a year ago. It's not that uncommon for the price to dip that low. However, your argument about it being NEW is a total moot point - the console is new, the tech just isn't. In fact, its basically a Tegra with a dock, which costs about $280 AUD. Being new doesn't magically make this thing a good buy compared to other products, if older cheaper products outperform it.

I can't argue with what you think looks fun. I agree with you, its the games that matter at the end of the day. Personally, I think this was a total bust. I assumed that because Nintendo has released hardly anything for the wii u for last two years, they must have been focusing on this launch. I'm just not seeing that. The new Zelda looks good. There's a new Mario coming and a new Xenoblade at some point. However, I skeptical they'll be out this year let alone the launch period. The rest was over priced old games and waggle shit that the market has moved on from. To be honest, I'll probably still buy a switch at some point, but I'm not exactly going to rush out for one.

Edit: Forgot about Splatoon 2. To be fair, that will probably be well received too.

Hands On With The Nintendo Switch

Jan 14, 2017, 10:43am

Having played Breath of the Wild on the Switch and the Wii U, which console does it run better on. Gamespot is saying ran and looked better on the wii u?

The Nintendo Switch Will Cost $469.95

Jan 14, 2017, 8:56am

The big deal is that the console is $470 and is significantly less powerful than consoles that can be readily picked up for $300. I wouldn't include the wii price in this, because wii sports was probably a once a decade phenomenon.

The 100 Steam Games That Made The Most Money In 2016

Jan 2, 2017, 4:49pm

Yeah. Interesting its gross profit, not net sales.

How about that GTA5 though?

How Do You Define 'Cheating' In A Video Game?

Jan 1, 2017, 11:01am

Every Bethesda game, I immediately download a mod to remove the encumbrance restrictions. I don't consider it cheating - encumbrance in those titles just forces pointless inventory management (as compared to Deus Ex where you have a very limited inventory and really have to pick a set of tools for the mission).

Inside The Downfall Of iiNet Sydney

Dec 9, 2016, 5:22pm

From my reading, they were being offered 'priority' placement. This means that if they meet the criteria, they automatically get the job. Their point is that they weren't going to get the matched positions.

The ACCC Is Going After MSY Again

Dec 2, 2016, 6:09pm

That's great and all, but the fact is they wouldn't refund or replace a broken, in-warranty mouse. I expect companies to comply with consumer law all the time, not at their whim. I'm certainly not going to buy an expensive product from them.

The ACCC Is Going After MSY Again

Dec 1, 2016, 4:27pm

They refused to refund or replace a faulty razer deathadder mouse at the Ultimo store last year. Less than one year since purchase. I complained on Facebook, which achieved very little other than connecting me with other disgruntled customers. Not worth the small saving.

The Assassin's Creed 2 Remaster Isn't Quite The Disaster A Recent Viral Video Made It Seem

Nov 23, 2016, 1:34pm

No mentioning that the "Viral video" was actually from Polygon? Or that this the video creator either did zero research or deliberately misconstrued the differences between versions?

One Year Later, Those Two Perma-Permadeath Games Aren't Doing So Great

Oct 28, 2016, 12:39pm

I kind of feel like this is one of those ideas that sounds awesome, but I wouldn't pay more than an nominal amount for. My average time to death in MP games is like 20 seconds - I'm not going to pay for that.

Everything You Need To Know About The New MacBook Pro

Oct 28, 2016, 9:57am

Jesus - even by Apple standards those prices are insane.

Pro Overwatch Player Fined For 'Lewd Comment' About Interviewer

Oct 17, 2016, 7:39am

If someone had a go at me for holding the door open, I'd feel pretty comfortable assuming that she's not the girl for me and call the date off so we don't waste each others time any further. Now of course, if she just politely said "you don't need to do that", that would be a different thing all together. Instead she ascribed and voiced a character judgment to the whole thing: "benevolent sexist acts" based on something a lot of people would call good manners and would do for either gender (maybe not the car door, but the restaurant door definitely).

Pro Overwatch Player Fined For 'Lewd Comment' About Interviewer

Oct 16, 2016, 4:08pm

I'm not the kind of guy to hold the door open for a lady, but I'd walk away immediately if the other person was making character judgments before we'd even entered the restaurant. I would rather date someone who is a bit more casual.

But yeah the story is not particularly relevant to the article.

Apple's iPhone 7 Is A Glimpse Into The Future

Sep 23, 2016, 4:12pm

I can't use the adapter and charge though! And Apples buds suck.

Apple's iPhone 7 Is A Glimpse Into The Future

Sep 22, 2016, 8:01am

I'm a current iPhone owner, but there are two major dealbreakers for me: 1. I don't like the camera bump and would prefer a fatter phone instead; 2. I don't want to carry around an adapter or buy headphones with a proprietry plug. Also, I'd have to tear out my cars audio system to make this a workable handset. That doesn't suit me at all - the benefit seems to be all for Apple.

The No Man's Sky Hype Dilemma

Aug 19, 2016, 12:11pm

This article misses a key point - the four release previews appear to be from the 2014 build, not the current one. The fact is, Murray has ample opportunity to mention stuff had bee dropped, but instead spent time banging on about how the day one patch "changes" everything. Incidentally, I didn't pre-order because I thought some of the claims were dubious based on other procedural generate games. At point he was talking about the team changing the chemical composition of the atmosphere to create green skies on some planets. Ridiculous claim.

Federation Force is a Co-Op Metroid Prime. What's Not to Like?

Jul 27, 2016, 6:18pm

And for a reverse example: the final fantasy series was effectively a new IP every time, but the themes and experience were fairly consistent (until FF11 anyway).

Federation Force is a Co-Op Metroid Prime. What's Not to Like?

Jul 27, 2016, 6:17pm

This just reminds me that I'm often a bigger fan of the experience a series offers than the surface-level IP. Whatever the merits of this game, it just doesn't offer the experience I'm craving.

See also: "the new quake"; "Ghostbusters 2016".

Report: Nintendo NX Is A Portable Console With Detachable Controllers

Jul 27, 2016, 1:46pm

If they are actually using a Tegra chip, it might explain why they only showed the wii u version of the new Zelda: its the better version.

What Happens After An Indie Game Fails On Steam

Jul 22, 2016, 12:51pm

Man - I feel for the guy, but not only had I never heard of this game until today, but 10 seconds of the preview embedded in this article was enough to put me off. Some of the most obnoxious music I've heard in a long time. Yes - I realize this is ironic in light of the developers comments about people making ten second judgments, but given how many indie games are released per month now, your luck if you get ten seconds.