|RawShark 23 seconds ago||
I don't know any ones that are left open. They'll all be
tesco express / sainsbury local stores this time next
I'm sad for the folk that still work there, but there's no saving the business. It's just time to move on.
|AlphaCookie 29 seconds ago||@karaokequeen3 Accent. The other guy was spot on.|
|electrolite 1 minute ago||
People still saying Nintendo should go third-party?
It's not that simple as many others have pointed out.
It would cost a fortune to rejig the company (see Sega). Their cost base would change as they would not be developing on their own hardware that they know inside out. They would have to pay licensing fees on the games they sell. They would lose licensing fees they currently get from third-party sales. They would lose money they make from accessory sales. They would lose money they make from hardware sales. Their next machine may well do better and be very profitable like the Wii-not if they've gone third-party.
They've got a lot of problems but it really isn't as simple as 'go third-party, make billions'
|Guy.J. 2 minutes ago||I'm sorry but twitter is not a fucking video game.|
|nathan_digweed 3 minutes ago||I am sick to death of hearing Dev's say that they are only doing this to help busy People... Bollocks! You want to sqeeze that little extra bit of money out of us and personally it make's me sick to see how companys treat there fanbase these days.|
|electrolite 3 minutes ago||
It is, because you buy the game, you get the whole game.
As for the second sentence, as a 36-year-old, it just makes me smile and roll my eyes.
|RawShark 4 minutes ago||No Wander of Dragons? That's the bestest one!|
|Sharzam 4 minutes ago||
I remember a time when a new console was a genuine
powerhouse revelation. It's a little sad that this time
around its considered an achievement if they match the PC.
If you talk framerate it isn't even a match, 30fps is a bit low for racing games. Oh well see what happens in the next few years.
|verynaughtyboy 5 minutes ago||Has there been an Assassin's Creed IV face-off? If not... Where is it????r|
|FogHeart 6 minutes ago||
Dear Output Buffer,Now where have I heard that before...
Dear Fogheart,Ah, but Ghost keep to their promise :D
|mcmarteau 6 minutes ago||Sounds like a poorly designed game then you dishonest prick. Tip: 'Grind' is not a good feature. No one asks for 'grind'.|
|michaelwestphal 6 minutes ago||dam i feel sorry for all those who are going to loose there jobs and its the worst possible time of year to tell someone that there no longer employed by blockbuster one thing i missed was the try before you by and when you are skint and a triple a game comes out and you can't afford to buy it new you can always rent it for a few quid|
|edhe 6 minutes ago||@simsini Ah, but then you'd have the other platforms 'on top' of the 1. Surely this would also impart a further exaggeration of the sentiment?|
|FenderMaster 9 minutes ago||Tongue controller for paralysed gamers? Nice idea|
|simsini 9 minutes ago||@edhe You are of course correct, but if I put Xbox One further to the right it would look untidy on the next line.|
|BBIAJ 10 minutes ago||@AceGrace No worries, hope they can sort you out!|
|dingo75 11 minutes ago||
Stop even downloading this shit if you are against F2P.
Otherwise EA will be able to claim "20 million downloads in the first 4 weeks".
Just ignore it and play something else.
Hint: The App Store will freeze soon for the Christmas holidays (Apple will not handle new submissions and publishers / developers will not be able to change prices during that period as Apple wants its employees to be able to take time off and spent it with their families.).
This means shortly before that a shit ton of games will be reduced massively so they enter the Top Sale charts and stay there during the whole freeze period.
The idea is once people unwrapped their new iOS devices on Christmas they will start buying apps and usually go with Top Ten Lists first...
So wait and you will be able to get a ton of games cheap really soon!
|edhe 11 minutes ago||
"PC >>> PS4 >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Xbox One "
*not to scale.
|AceGrace 12 minutes ago||@BBIAJ I have emailed Sony support. Thanks for the info.|
|Keivz 12 minutes ago||
It's likely he didn't set the GameTime to 60. The game is fine on the PC with a quick command line switch.
Would've like to see some comparisons of the current gen to next gen with this title. At least by way of screenshots.
|jabberwocky 17 minutes ago||
And Mario Kart and Super Smash Brothers are really 2 of my least favourite Nintendo franchises.Blasphemer!!!!!
SSB i can give you but Mazza Kart has been gaming gold since the SNES!
|simsini 18 minutes ago||
And here is the result of the next face-off to save anyone
PC >>> PS4 >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Xbox One
|jabberwocky 20 minutes ago||
Everything that has transpired has done so, according to my
(is it just me or does it sound like Reggie's taking the credit for these games being released and everything else that's good Nintendo does?)
|BBIAJ 23 minutes ago||@AceGrace Indeed it is, I was emailed my code on the 25th September.|
|Dismiss 23 minutes ago||Oh, you mean you control GAMES, not actual tongues and bums. Which could be cool.|
|Architect_z 23 minutes ago||
The rival to this (The War Z or whatever its called). Is
that already out? As in its been released?
Purely curious, (for once, im not trolling)
|Keivz 24 minutes ago||
I'm puzzled as to why you would get AC IV for the PS4 instead of PC (30 vs. 60 fps)?
|nottorp 24 minutes ago||Stop using "free" with games like this.|
|polyneutron 26 minutes ago||Correct me if I'm wrong, but it seems that PC version suffers from kinda heavy chromatic aberration effect on various objects (like that streetlight on the right) and distant objects, while console versions doesn't. *Looking at the comparison thumbnail #3|
|Agente_Silva 26 minutes ago||I crash every map change... is it that bad? NO... why? Because Battlefield4 is Battlefield again (just like 1942/DC or BF2). Battlefield 3 was just a BadCompany sequel (where I played all the way to 145 rank :P).|
|goldenboot76 26 minutes ago||I'm surprised that the game can be run at 60 fps without hiccups on PC. TotalBiscuit tried to do that, and ended up with the game running at double speed...|
|Dizzy 27 minutes ago||
So basically the next gen EA games are bug-infested fails?
Why did they receive high score by the reviewers? Ha I
see... ZOMG those graphics!!!
How long that will last before the PC again takes a clear leadWait? What?
|TheDynamicDc 29 minutes ago||Why would anyone in the universe pay the price of basically a brand new game for a pack of credits? Tis madness.|
|GameExp 30 minutes ago||@globalisateur Totally agreed. What really disappoints me is that Nintendo's business strategy has been giving financial viability the first priority and blindly ignoring the technological trends of the industry. They could say they're targeting different market, but now the market has bitten them in the face.|
|AceGrace 34 minutes ago||@BBIAJ I did get a code for Motorstorm. Is R&C Gladiator HD available?|
|IronGiant 36 minutes ago||
@Dizzy So why exactly have you
spent the past 6-12 months slogging off anything on a Sony
platform and bigging up the XBone at every opportunity?
You're up there with cloudskipa and negotiator1 as one of the worst fanboys on here so get off your soapbox.
Regarding the PC, yes it is the platform that will provide the best performance if you can afford it. Anyone wanting the best from titanfall needs to get it for PC.
|Naboomagnoli 36 minutes ago||
The beef commenters seem to have with the micro-transactions
seems very black and white, mob-led rather than rational.
For me, the problem with micro-transactions in full price
games is not that they exist at all, but that game assets
are usually being deliberately held back behind a paywall,
rather than being freely available to you once you buy the
game as they were in the past.
Ultimately, in GT, it merely sounds like you're being charged to cheat in single-player, but you're not paying through the nose for stuff that should rightfully be yours and the game hasn't been made more of a grind than GT5 currently is, with the same £500k seasonals coming in from launch etc. Just shy of 1,200 cars is far more than I'm ever going to need, and it seems like there are no tracks being held back for paid DLC, cars can still be won as prizes as before, and the extent of the improvement of the handling means that driving is so much more fun, going by the GT6 Academy demo. I was rubbish at it with my gamepad and 0 assists, spinning out if I squeeze R2 around 46% instead of 45%, but I kept on loading it up day after day, trying to get anything like a respectable lap.
People put things in perspective of the most expensive car, but I don't really understand why, when the chief purpose of this is to give somebody a leg up rather than get them to instantly win the game. £20M is the current maximum amount of money you can have in-game - getting that amount of money in GT should be a hell of an achievement, rather than something you can chuck a tenner at and gain in an instant. If you're obsessed about owning the £20M car at all costs, you should at least be at a point where you have £15M or so and desperately need to make up the difference. Even then, you're an idiot, of course.
Given that these micro-transactions are aimed more at people who would be so inclined as to chuck £4 at getting £500k and spending that on maxing out an average-to-good car so they can win races they aren't otherwise good enough to compete in, or buying a couple of cars for specific seasonal events, I don't know why people are assuming that microtransactions are intended for people who want to go from 0 to absolute best car in the game from the beginning.
It's a bit like complaining that in FIFA UT, to get a full squad of In Form superstar players ASAP, you'd have to spend hundreds/thousands of pounds on packs and auctions. Well, yeah you do - that's why most people play the game instead.
You can argue that this is still a negative step for games as a whole, sure - but it doesn't really seem like anybody's doing that in a cogent, considered manner.
|TagemandBagem 39 minutes ago||I stopped playing the DayZ mod because of the rampant hacking, not because there wasn't enough Guy Fawkes masks. They've had all this time to focus on that issue, as well as some of the larger game problems like Zombie AI, and yet their dev updates don't show any significant changes.|
|Boycie86 40 minutes ago||
I thought it was a great insight to an industry that you
don't often get to see behind the doors of. I particularly
liked the comment that playing games brings people together
like nothing else does.
I was slightly disappointed that Metal Gear Solid didn't make the list! That for me was a true game changer. The whole be stealthy not guns blazing attitude was so refreshing, I know it had been done before but MGS felt truly special.
|telboy007 41 minutes ago||@Dizzy & @others its also good to know how lazy the devs were with the PC version, usually they don't bother catering for higher resolutions, frame rates, higher res textures, etc. But that doesn't matter here, what we want is fanboy baiting and flame wars, rar!!!|
|Darren 43 minutes ago||
@apoc_reg - Same here. I
have bought Assassin's Creed IV, LEGO Marvel Super Heroes,
FIFA 14 (actually better than the PC version anyway), NBA
2K14 (ditto), Call of Duty: Ghosts, Madden NFL 25 (not on PC
anyway) and Injustice for my PS4 over the PC simply because
they all look and feel like PC games anyway (where I play
games at 1920x1200 with 2.1 audio) but running on a large
screen with surround sound. I'm really loving it at the
moment, especially not having to faff around with drivers or
wait weeks for patches to fix issues such as poor
optimization and whatnot.
How long that will last before the PC again takes a clear lead I don't know but I can easily see myself sticking my the PS4 for the majority of my games for the next 18-24 months. Eventually I will move back to the PC for multiformat games, that is inevitable, but for now I'm back to being primarily a console gamer for the forseeable future.
|raheell9 43 minutes ago||The Playstation is the console of choice then...so far, at least.|
|vert1go 44 minutes ago||
Wii U to remind people is sitting on around 4M total
Anyway. The issue with the Wii U is not about games - it has at least a dozen superb experiences that are mostly exclusive. It isn't about online - free online has been literally the ONLY reason I recently picked up CODBLOPS2 recently and have had an absolute blast playing it online with no waits for games, not a single hint of lag or dropped match, or anything - I have never played a COD game on or offline before, and not once was I called g**j**n****f** or anything. For free. I can't do that on either the PS4 or Xboxo and certainly wouldn't pay to do so.
Yet all we see in comments is "Nintendo `don't do` online". Rubbish. Pick up a 3DS some time. Pick up a Wii U. Pick up a goddamn Wii with Mario Kart or the ubiquitous SSBB. If I want to play anyone in the world at Wii Sports Club Bowling - I click to play online. I click "everyone". Within moments, you can be online and playing against people of all ages and races and locations. For nothing.
It isn't about "confusion" caused by naming... it's about the fact that gamers are incredibly hostile to the *image* of playing with a toy and the association that by playing `grown up` consoles they are somehow not doing so... and more importantly by far... NOBODY KNOWS THE BLOODY THING EXISTS. Asda don't sell it. Tesco barely give a game or two shelf space. And Nintendo for whatever reason just ARE NOT ADVERTISING IT. I saw one ad a few days ago for SM3DW and was stunned. Not because of the game or anything other than the fact that there was an actual attempt at selling the game to people. The first one I have seen since before Xmas last year. I had a relative visit recently - a closet gamer - who was absolutely amazed when I showed a few things off... He literally did not know the console existed.
I do not understand why Nintendo are not doing anything to sell this thing. I love mine, and there are so many unique and interesting things it can do. Granted we all know Nintendo Europe and UK are muppets that seemingly can barely be arsed to occasionally distribute a new Pokemon online, let alone put effort into selling things, but COME ON. Owners of the console do more to sell the machine to people on here and pass on why it is worthwhile. We shouldn't have to be doing the job at this point. We shouldn't be having to tell people who should know better why throwing less money at a console and games with a now pretty damn good lineup should be preferrable to Knack and a bunch of 7/10 titles.
Sell the damn thing, Nintendo. It's nothing killing it for sales but absolute lack of effort on you at this point.
|CerberusHD 47 minutes ago||Need for Speed has always been juddery and at 30fps on console since Underground, maybe if they stopped trying too hard to be cool and dropped the shaky cam look it might look abit better, Forza Horizon managed a smooth 30fps without looking like a judderfest|
|CaptainKid 48 minutes ago||
Holy shit. Seems EA games got even worse since I started my boycott two years ago.
How the hell did this crap get a 75 score on Metacritic. The 2.8 user score seems more appropriate.
FIVE minutes of unskippable extremely crappy cutscenes and tutorials for a racing game. And you can't even play it on 60fps or higher.
|Flyte_79 49 minutes ago||So I looked up "missed opportunities" on wikipedia and Dean Halls picture is up there as a prime example.|
|menage 49 minutes ago||I love how this plays and looks, in the end I think it's one of the better next gen releases. 30fps, I don't even notice it much tbh.|
|verynaughtyboy 49 minutes ago||
Perhaps that is what you infer from what is said, but it is not explicitly stated and nor do I feel implied. I'll just see what the reviews say.
|SHewHoRN 50 minutes ago||
Hmmm, I think it's fair enough if people just don't want to
engage with the progression system, it's their game after
all. Thing is, I remember a time when I didn't have to pay
for it. If you're concerned about people with too little
time or that don't enjoy the grind or difficulty, put in a
cheat code or an option to make it easier, don't pretend
that the way it should be done is micro transactions. I
have already paid for your game, it is not right to try and
charge me more if I actually want to enjoy it.
I wish companies would stop pretending that it is not just a cynical attempt to get money out of a few 'whales' (who are probably not super rich idiots as every developer would like to believe but vulnerable people such as children).
|TheNinjaWarriorAGAIN 51 minutes ago||
It also helps with letting us know just who EG are biased towards at the click of a button. Helpful indicator till we find out who's throwing money on Bramwell's table each month.