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Forum: News Items 05-07-2018, 01:42 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,744
Posted By RocketMagnet
Maybe some people on the Exec team are fancying a...

Maybe some people on the Exec team are fancying a trip to Belgium later in the year and don't want to get arrested at the airport... unsure if they could be arrested at any EU airport however :)
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Forum: News Items 04-28-2018, 07:02 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,995
Posted By RocketMagnet
Hopefully other countries and regions will see...

Hopefully other countries and regions will see loot boxes for what they are and their law makers wont bow down to large corporations or the legal donations/backhanders of lobbyists etc.

I'll give...
Forum: News Items 04-17-2018, 11:47 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,919
Posted By RocketMagnet
Personally I don't think any loot box mechanic is...

Personally I don't think any loot box mechanic is fine as it's still gambling (Even Soderlund admitted this by saying BF2 was an unintentional "slot machine").
Ultimately it's about making money for...
Forum: News Items 03-25-2018, 07:25 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,116
Posted By RocketMagnet
"I felt a great disturbance in the force, as if...

"I felt a great disturbance in the force, as if thousands of voices suddenly cried out in terror"
Forum: News Items 03-07-2018, 01:26 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,983
Posted By RocketMagnet
Personally I don't see any real difference...

Personally I don't see any real difference between Progression & Cosmetics Loot Boxes, your still promoting gambling no matter how you slice it. Hopefully the politicians can prevent these mechanics...
Forum: News Items 01-01-2018, 05:17 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 10,241
Posted By RocketMagnet
Had a quick look Vallor and the Stats you link...

Had a quick look Vallor and the Stats you link for GB are actually just England + Wales... looking at the data E+W its not >2K but <1000/100000. They also qualify why the numbers are in the 900+ as...
Forum: News Items 12-23-2017, 02:35 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,369
Posted By RocketMagnet
IMO Apple probably has the most to loose if Loot...

IMO Apple probably has the most to loose if Loot Boxes are regulated. As well as lost revenue from sales they would presumably ultimately be held accountable for sales to minors. So the systems to do...
Forum: News Items 12-17-2017, 12:14 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 5,569
Posted By RocketMagnet
I think Diablo introduces chance but it's not...

I think Diablo introduces chance but it's not asking you to pay money each time for that chance. So I'd say that loot boxes you pay for are normalising "staking" real money for a reward... gambling...
Forum: News Items 12-17-2017, 09:58 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 5,569
Posted By RocketMagnet
No I totally disagree in a paid for title. For me...

No I totally disagree in a paid for title. For me personally if it's loot boxes it's irrelevant if its P2W or just skins (including F2P).. outside of mature games it's still peddling gambling...
Forum: News Items 12-04-2017, 01:21 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 6,580
Posted By RocketMagnet
I suppose you can learn a great deal but totally...

I suppose you can learn a great deal but totally ignore what you've learned... as UFC demonstrates.

As much as it pains me it seems like the only way to stop this nonsense is legislation including...
Forum: News Items 12-02-2017, 03:45 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,744
Posted By RocketMagnet
Agree with JazGalaxy. VR is like eating a meal...

Agree with JazGalaxy. VR is like eating a meal instead of just looking at pictures of food.

So being in Doom 2016 isn't comparable to playing it on a monitor even 3D isn't comparable. Seeing Doom...
Forum: News Items 11-28-2017, 01:26 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 7,970
Posted By RocketMagnet
The reality is they are designing their games...

The reality is they are designing their games around a very small minority of whales because they can milk them.. that leaves the majority of their customers at best tolerating to outright detesting...
Forum: News Items 11-25-2017, 02:16 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 7,374
Posted By RocketMagnet
Yeah well done EA your going to force governments...

Yeah well done EA your going to force governments to legislate! which probably means other meddling down the line.

Ultimately the gambling commission are simply implementing/interpreting...
Forum: News Items 11-22-2017, 02:25 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 8,522
Posted By RocketMagnet
I'll bet all the F2P mobile companies will be...

I'll bet all the F2P mobile companies will be very unhappy with EA et al. They got away with it for many years with the "Free" excuse but if the EU legislate against loot boxes in AAA then presumably...
Forum: News Items 11-19-2017, 01:49 PM
Replies: 140
Views: 22,965
Posted By RocketMagnet
Wow.. utter gibberish :D and since when do you...

Wow.. utter gibberish :D and since when do you get to decide what's pertinent :rolleyes:

When you buy a Movie ticket you select which Movie you want to see.. if you apply loot box rules you don't...
Forum: News Items 11-19-2017, 03:47 AM
Replies: 140
Views: 22,965
Posted By RocketMagnet
So continuing the same analogy what if you just...

So continuing the same analogy what if you just bought a Movie Ticket with no idea which movie you were going to get.. that's a more comparable analogy than buying a ticket for a specific movie.
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Forum: News Items 11-19-2017, 03:08 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 12,570
Posted By RocketMagnet
Are "Points" not easy to come by initially then...

Are "Points" not easy to come by initially then the rate reduces significantly? so completing numerous simple achievements early on nets you an large initial influx?

I agree games have got to make...
Forum: News Items 09-23-2017, 04:35 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 5,880
Posted By RocketMagnet
IMO they need to be careful what they do here,...

IMO they need to be careful what they do here, essentially every modern game in existence copies of everything else.... too scary contemplating the mess that could ensue and I'm not sure how anyone...
Forum: News Items 09-19-2017, 12:52 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,682
Posted By RocketMagnet
What if the opposition is using M/KB.. they'll...

What if the opposition is using M/KB.. they'll get owned.
Forum: News Items 07-15-2017, 01:27 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 5,612
Posted By RocketMagnet
Really cool tech but looks very niche an limiting...

Really cool tech but looks very niche an limiting IMO. I would suspect decent games will be exceptionally difficult to design though I suppose you'll get some really great specialised games... like...
Forum: News Items 06-14-2017, 10:13 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,248
Posted By RocketMagnet
I really enjoyed 1 once I got into it.. mostly...

I really enjoyed 1 once I got into it.. mostly really solid well thought out level design and good mechanics IMO.
Forum: News Items 06-14-2017, 10:10 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 10,194
Posted By RocketMagnet
I agree totally, seemingly all we now get is the...

I agree totally, seemingly all we now get is the same few games over and over with new skins and story line.. I'm bored to tears of them and now I do the "pad mash" every time a long drawn out...
Forum: News Items 06-14-2017, 09:43 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 5,998
Posted By RocketMagnet
Hmm but Nintendo have clearly changed direction...

Hmm but Nintendo have clearly changed direction as if you pay attention to their marketing it's all focussed on 20+ age group.. you don't see children in the marketing like you did with previous...
Forum: News Items 06-13-2017, 10:20 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 5,998
Posted By RocketMagnet
You don't know if it's deep or not... but your...

You don't know if it's deep or not... but your right that it may not be.. but looking at the demo gameplay it's certainly got the potential of depth. Looks a bit more puzzle like and bite sized but...
Forum: News Items 06-12-2017, 03:06 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,909
Posted By RocketMagnet
Absolutely no gameplay and there was some...

Absolutely no gameplay and there was some gibberish about people helping them to build the game?
Cool CGI trailer seems like a Guardians of the Galaxy thing going on but CGI trailers are pretty much...
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