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    Beck Shaw
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  1. Max Payne... 16 Years Later

    £3 for both Max Payne 1 and 2. Absolute steal for the price of a pint!
  2. Battlefront 2

    Star War themed online casino. That phrase probably had Disney going crazy. They're not even calling it a game they're calling it a casino! This is probably going to have some knock on effects for everyone in the gaming world. Maybe we'll see the end of loot boxes and we'll just be able to buy what we want in the future? I doubt we'll see the end of microtransactions though. Devs/publishers will just find another way to package it. I saw a good comment somewhere saying we should stop calling them microtransactions, it's not a microtransaction when you're dropping tens or even hundreds of £/$ on keys to open crates to hopefully get an item you want. Those are some big transactions!
  3. Max Payne... 16 Years Later

    I'm sure they will be in the upcoming Steam sales this Christmas
  4. Max Payne... 16 Years Later

    Your grammar is fine. But you should definitely play MP1 and 2!
  5. Battlefront 2

    All they needed to do was make crates cosmetics only and everyone would have loved it. I'm sure EA have the creative license to make new helmets for the storm troopers, new heads or bodies for the droids and all the different camo patterns you can think of. They're big enough to push for that creative freedom from Disney. Imagine you could customise your storm trooper armour with different boots, breastplates, capes, visors, insignia and everything in between. People would be buying crates like hot cakes. It was a bad idea putting stat-changing items in a loot box.
  6. The Walking Dead

    I've been watching the latest episodes too and it does feel boring and it's all over the place.
  7. Battlefront 2

    I dunno. People have been angry about microtransactions and some DLC since the beginning. Back when horse armour was released in TES: Oblivion everyone was up in arms saying it's overpriced or should have been in the game from the start or patched in. Everyone just said, don't buy it and it'll stop. Now Bethesda is charging for mods. There's been huge campaigns run to stop people from pre-ordering games and time after time people get burnt and are disappointed with their pre-orders. Mass Effect: Andromeda is probably the latest let down and I bet that had pre-orders through the roof. I know this stuff with SW: BF2 and what's happened in other games like GTA: Online isn't great for players. But since TakeTwo is reporting that microtransactions make up half of their revenue I don't think players care and there's enough people paying for this stuff to make it worthwhile for publishers. https://www.gamasutra.com/view/news/309177/Microtransactions_now_account_for_nearly_half_of_TakeTwos_revenue.php
  8. Battlefront 2

    They seriously changed the rate you get credits at the same time? I guess it still won't take as long but to most it will seem the issue is resolved and they'll forget about it and give EA their money anyway. In any case all of this shouting and bitching will probably affect nothing. Everyone will still buy the game and EA will see some nice profits from it and the process will continue with the shareholders/suits demanding more ways to get players money in future titles. The vast majority of players do not care about this stuff.
  9. Battlefront 2

    I'm sure all of you have seen the shitstorm that's exploded all over the internet with SW:BF2's progression/microtransactions. I'm not 100% sure of the tiny details on it all but some of it sounds like genuine concerns (~40 hours to unlock a single character for example) but the community has turned nasty and started threatening the devs. It's really sad to see.
  10. EA just killed Visceral

    Some really big names in there and it's a really sad list. I've never understood why Maxis was closed though. The Sims has always sold amazingly well so it's not like they weren't making any money for EA. I guess they had a studio who would develop future titles cheaper than the guys who worked at Maxis?
  11. Blue Planet II

    The second aired last Sunday so it should be on iPlayer now! Still need to watch it myself, waiting for the girlfriend to have a night off work. I've been listening to the soundtrack by Hans Zimmer. It's so good!
  12. House of Cards

    I feel much the same with Lost Prophets. I grew up loving their music, and they're still in my top 10 on Last.fm I listened to them that much in my teenage years. Then it came out that the lead singer (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ian_Watkins_(Lostprophets) for those of you out of the loop) was a child rapist and I can't bring myself to listen to them anymore.
  13. Max Payne... 16 Years Later

    Yeah I did and it was alright. Though in MP3 it felt more like a cover shooter and you just used bullet time to pop up and headshot some guy. You died too easily if you were just diving about the place like you did in MP1.
  14. House of Cards

    Could people just stop sexually abusing other people already?
  15. Max Payne... 16 Years Later

    I still think I prefer the first one since it's more difficult and is really dark and gritty. I didn't play MP2 until a few years ago either so I guess I missed the hype with it. Still, it's an awesome game!