• Site Admin
  • Writer
  • Beta Tester
  • Game DB Manager
  • Sales Team
  • Gold


L14: Jedi (140,160 until level 15)
  • A 34 year old male gamer
  • United Kingdom
  • Joined on June 2nd 2007, last online 2 hours ago.
  • Profile Views: 141,632
  • Forum posts: 9,399 times which averages 2 posts per day
  • User Reviews: 3 reviews written with an average user rating of: 93%
  •   VG$ 89,349.75

Badges: (view all)

13 Years Has been a VGChartz member for over 13 years.
Happy Birthday Logged in on your birthday.
Man or Robot? Managed to avoid being banned for 10 years.
Squirrel in a Past Life Earned 250,000 gamrPoints
Shipped Or Sold? 15 comments posted on VGChartz sales articles.
The Devil's in the Detail Updated 1,000 Games.
Don't panic dude, this isn't the end 1000 summaries added to the VGChartz database.
One Heck of a Payday Bank a Total of 50,000 VG$.
Bounty Hunter Win VG$10,000 in total.
Through strange savage zones you keep writing 500 summaries added to the VGChartz database.
It Sure is an Odd World Win VG$5,000 in total.
Greybeard Updated 500 Games.
12 Years Has been a VGChartz member for over 12 years.
Viva Databasia Rejected or approved 1,000 GameDB jobs.

Machina's Wall

< 1 - 20 of 2920 <
< Marth posted something on Machina's wall:

It seems you really don't like my summaries :P

Not your fault. I just tidied them up to remove the * ** and TM things that Nintendo put all over their own summaries. Ugly!

on 05 September 2020

< Machina updated his status:

Finally, every Dark Souls 2 boss in the game (& DLCs) defeated!

GZ, which one do you think was the hardest and which one the most fun?

on 05 September 2020

Hardest was Ancient Dragon. At that point in the game, without much fire res, one spell hitting me was an instant kill. And he's built like a wall; takes hardly any damage. And it's a chore to get back to him each time you die.

Lud and Zallen, the King's Pets were also a pain in the ass because of the way you get to them - through a snowstorm you can't see through with constantly spawning reindeer things that deal a lot of damage. Like, seriously - an area you can't see in AND constantly respawning enemies? I was so glad I managed to kill them on like the 6th attempt, because that area is just disgusting.

Burnt Ivory King is probably most fun, cos of the feeling of being part of a battle. You don't get that anywhere else in Dark Souls. Recruiting allies by rescuing them and then taking on the King and his forces is a pretty fun concept.

I played a bit of Dark Souls 3 again afterwards and it reminded me what a giant leap graphically it is from DS2 to DS3. It's like going from a Wii game to a current gen HD game.

on 05 September 2020

< Marth posted something on Machina's wall:

Also don't worry about the mess I am creating. I will fill out those new entries in the future.

< Machina updated his status:


Long way to Marth though :(

Finally you know how I feel :D

on 25 August 2020

Also finding out how you felt trying to kill these bosses in Dark Souls 2's DLC. Definitely some of the most deceptively tough in the series.

on 25 August 2020

< Signalstar posted something on Machina's wall:

Hey, I finally played Shadow of the Colossus. I know it is one of your favorite games so it made me think of you.

The PS4 remake? What did you think?!

on 01 June 2020

View my thoughts here:

on 02 June 2020

Glad to read you enjoyed it. Of course being a huge fan I wish you'd enjoyed it even more than that.

I too would have liked them to include an extra Colossus or two, but totally understand why Bluepoint, even if they had the time and resources, didn't want to do that - it'd be a bit like adding to a famous painting you'd been restoring. There were some potential candidates though, because interestingly Team Ico dropped several Colossi designs from the original game that they felt weren't working well enough.

Spider -

Monkey -

Phoenix -

Roc -

Can empathise regarding finding a couple of them. There's a particular section of the map where the light beam suggests you should go one way with a dead end (directly towards the light), but you actually need to go around.

I don't agree with you on the graphics though. I think that remake is one of the most visually stunning games made to-date.

I see you recently completed BioShock as well, another of my favourite games. The atmosphere and design, and the way it handles political philosophy in a way that's not preachy, is awesome to me. You're not missing much by not playing 2 or Infinite. I absolutely loathe Infinite.

on 02 June 2020

I enjoyed both Shadow of the Colossus and Bioshock immensely. I think I would hold them in higher regard had I played them contemporaneously. I also turn a little bitter towards game that frustrate me. A Spider Colossus would have been cool to fight. I appreciate how unique the game is. Not everything needs a sequel.

I do not know when I will play Bioshock 2 or Infinite. The completionist in me will probably tackle them eventually. I hear good things about Infinite so I am interesting to find out why you loathe it.

The game I have been playing the most lately is Gran Turismo Sport. I'm level 37. Played 90 hours so far. Talk about frustrating...

on 03 June 2020

It's a long story but it mostly boils down to Infinite's gameplay being extremely tedious and the game as a whole totally changing and receiving significant downgrades between the first gameplay demo and the final release. Remarkably few reviewers criticised them for it though, instead just heaping praise on what I thought was a bitterly disappointing game.

I played GT Sport a fair bit. I wish it had a more substantial single player component and more tracks, but I'll certainly give them credit for continuing to update the game (and going back and adding some single player stuff).

on 03 June 2020

< RolStoppable posted something on Machina's wall:

Thank you so much for giving me power. I'll continue your tradition of Most Anticipated Release of X.

I'm glad I did, even if it was out of frustration at the time. You're doing a good job so far.

on 18 May 2020

Would it be too much to ask for to promote me to moderator as well? After playing so much of Xenoblade Chronicles I'd like to say that I can feel the power!

on 09 June 2020

Not my area; Mod promotions are left entirely to the Mod team.

on 10 June 2020

< Machina updated his status:


< Machina updated his status:


< Machina updated his status:

Reminder to self - activate Spring badge on 20th March.

< Machina updated his status:


< Machina updated his status:


< Marth posted something on Machina's wall:

Man you have been working hard on the DB and sales numbers. You are catching up to me.

It's cos of the new sales project for series = lots of DB submissions.

Dunno about catching up, you're still a long way ahead.

Also yey Nigma. Id've prefered a Major qualification for the DPC points, to guarantee Kuro makes it to 10 TIs in a row, but still better than nothing. Valve should really give Europe more slots -_-

on 23 February 2020

< Machina updated his status:


< Marth posted something on Machina's wall:

Nigma vs EE LUL


on 09 January 2020

Matu died for this :(

on 09 January 2020

At least Matu is doing well with Secret.

on 09 January 2020

Hello Machina. I've been trying to comment on a review article, and no matter how many times I send the comment, it just won't show it. Is there a problem?

Ok, nevermind, it just appeared.

on 15 December 2019

Did you include a link? That will put it into anti-spam moderation and require a Mod to approve the comment.

on 16 December 2019

Ah yes, I see it on the Pokemon comments section. Yeah it was because of the link, which sent it to the Mod queue.

on 16 December 2019

< Machina updated his status:


< Machina updated his status:


< COKTOE posted something on Machina's wall:

GOTY/complete editions are eligible for game DB submission, yes?

If it received a separate retail release, yes.

on 25 October 2019

Oh my goodness. I missed your response. There seem to be few missing entries then.

on 26 November 2019

< Marth posted something on Machina's wall:

Liquid :O

Sounds like the 4 man core is staying together tho, just making their own org.

on 13 September 2019

I think the whole squad is staying together and is doing the Alliance / Secret thing.
But I wonder what squad Liquid will sign...

on 13 September 2019

< Machina updated his status:


< 1 - 20 of 2920 <

Currently Playing

Started on 24 March 2019

Started on 10 February 2018

Game Stats

  • 356 total number of games
  • 0 games in common
  • 7.2 average game rating
  • PC favourite console (81 games)
  • Shooter favourite genre (71 games)
  • 0% of games completed