• KirkyX posted a message in the forum topic Why do games keep letterboxing?. on the General Discussion board

    @mb: While it's certainly true that letterboxing's primary benefit is that it allows devs to squueze more power out of the hardware, having watched some of the leaked Order gameplay, I genuinely don't...

  • KirkyX posted a message in the forum topic Anyone getting an Xbox One specifically for this?. on the Halo 5: Guardians board

    @historyinrust: I can understand some amount of scepticism after the MCC - though, it has to be pointed out that, the occasional hiccup aside, the Halo 5 Beta was actually pretty stable, and those is...

  • KirkyX posted a message in the forum topic Anyone getting an Xbox One specifically for this?. on the Halo 5: Guardians board

    Yup, Halo and Forza. I had a good time with the Beta, and while the MCC's continuing busted-arse-ness is irritating, I got my money's worth out of the Halo 2 Anniversary campaign alone--though even t...

  • KirkyX posted a message in the forum topic Do I need DLC for ME2. on the Mass Effect 2 board

    You might as well just get the lot. Shadow Broker, Overlord and Kasumi really are fantastic, and while Arrival's actually a bit poo, it does set things up for ME3... (Which, even excepting all that fu...

  • KirkyX posted a message in the forum topic Hi im new here. on the Off-Topic board

    Persona 4 Endurance RunWatch that. Part 1's at the bottom of the page.

  • KirkyX posted a message in the forum topic Basic bacon sandwich. on the Off-Topic board

    British, so yup. Bacon - generally what you'd call 'Canadian bacon', but the streaky kind works - butter - there's pretty much no such thing as a sandwich without butter or fake butter here; it's almo...

  • KirkyX posted a message on the post Sid Meier's Starships Were Meant to Fly.

    @mr_creeper: This actually works really well.

  • KirkyX posted a message in the forum topic When was the last time a game became your new favourite?. on the General Discussion board

    Mass Effect 2, and I played it at release, so I suppose it's been five years. It took the spot from KotOR 2, which remains in second--though it came close to regaining its former position after I did...

  • KirkyX posted a message on the post Unfinished: Halo 5: Guardians 01/14/2015.

    @foggen: There is an explanation for that built into the lore. These Spartans - IVs - aren't like the Spartan IIs and IIIs. They weren't kidnapped as children, put through, well, 'Spartan-esque' trai...

  • KirkyX posted a message on the post Unfinished: Halo 5: Guardians 01/14/2015.

    @xdeser2: I've been playing the Beta pretty extensively over the last few days, and the ADS thing has been ever so slightly blown out of proportion. Make no mistake, I'd rather it didn't provide any ...

  • KirkyX posted a message on the post Unfinished: Halo 5: Guardians 01/14/2015.

    @beb: It does, but the only significant difference is with the AR and SMG; the single/burst weapons are still primarily hip-fired at anything but long range. And it's still only marginally useful on ...

  • KirkyX posted a message in the forum topic FYI: Patrick is now a Senior Reporter at Kotaku. on the General Discussion board

    @alistercat: I'm in the UK too, but I only head over to Kotaku UK every now and then. Just put 'us.' in front of Kotaku's url, and it'll take you to the original site. I've done it often enough that ...

  • KirkyX posted a message in the forum topic Halo 5 beta starts at 9am pst. on the Halo 5: Guardians board

    Cheers! I'd been wondering why this was a thing:

  • KirkyX posted a message in the forum topic Sons of Drewberty Tshirt Design. on the Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Liberty board

    10/10, would buy. (I, too, come down on the side of asymmetry.)

  • KirkyX created a forum topic Greg Kasavin Does Dragon Age: Inquisition on the Dragon Age: Inquisition board.
  • KirkyX posted a message in the forum topic Bombjammers delayed indefinitely :(. on the General Discussion board

    Duder, you are a King among duders. Don't fuss over the game.

  • KirkyX posted a message in the forum topic Here's Yet Another Master Chief Collection Apology From 343. on the Halo: The Master Chief Collection board

    @superfriend: I didn't have any trouble with the framerate, though Halo 2's AI did seem kinda busted. They only started fighting me once I stood directly in front of them.

  • KirkyX posted a message in the forum topic Here's Yet Another Master Chief Collection Apology From 343. on the Halo: The Master Chief Collection board

    @hollitz: The campaign was fun, and I enjoyed the story--though I certainly understand how those who weren't up to date on the books and so on might've come out of it saying, 'What the fuck?'The mult...

  • KirkyX posted a message on the post Metal Gear Scanlon 2 - Part 06.

    @jagenheim: Indeed. It's a feature common to a lot of British aircraft - the Hawks flown by the Red Arrows, for example - not just the Harrier, though it does have certain unique advantages in that a...

  • KirkyX posted a message in the forum topic Android Lollipop 5.0 + Nexus 5 = :'( ?. on the Off-Topic board

    That's pretty much all I use my tablet for as is. Can you, say, switch from a YouTube video to the browser, and then back again, without it having to reload either app? My old iPad does that a lot, a...