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  • Valve unveils plans to tackle Steam review bombers

  • Ashby678 21/11/2017

    I don't agree with some of the reason people decide to review bomb. However if a game drastically changes due to an update, I don't see why people shouldn't be allowed to change their opinion of a game, as long as they're being constructive about it.

    Payday 2 would be an example I'd deem as acceptable, after their addition of lootboxes so long after their launch.
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  • Xbox One X UK launch sales match Nintendo Switch, beat PlayStation 4 Pro

  • Ashby678 14/11/2017

    @MccyMcFlinn Oh don't worry, the sarcasm was fully there to see. I was more just elaborating on my statement. Although looking back at the previous generations, I only got a 360 because that's what my friends had at the time. I originally went with the Wii... because Zelda. The point I'm slowly getting to is a PS3 would have had more games for me to enjoy, although the only one I'm still missing out on playing due to PS$ versions is Demon Souls. Heavy Rain, Beyond Two Souls, The Last of us, Uncharted I've all luckily been able to play on my PS4. And I was never a Halo fan, I can honestly only think of Gears and Mass Effect 1 that I benefited gamewise from having the 360 for.

    Anyway I'm just rambling now.
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  • Ashby678 14/11/2017

    @MccyMcFlinn or other generations saw another company offer me more games to my taste. N64>PS2>360/Wii/WiiU>PS4/Switch. I'm not loyal. Although I suppose I am to Nintendo, I've only not owned a GameCube. Reply -2
  • Ashby678 13/11/2017

    That's because Microst didn't half ass their mid gen upgrade.
    And I say that as a PS4 Pro owner that traded in his One S to put towards the switch.

    Power aside, Sony offers me what I want this generation... games, as does the switch. Take nothing away From the One X though, it's a phenomenal piece of kit.
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  • Nintendo Switch's handheld mode more popular than playing on TV

  • Ashby678 31/10/2017

    I play mainly in docked mode, probably about a 70-30 split.
    Currently playing it in Handheld mode though.
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  • Rocket League careens onto Switch in November

  • Ashby678 30/10/2017

    @Cold_Waste yeah, it's 720 60 docked. I'll be honest I can't remember what it runs at in handheld, but they said that the 60fps was their target.

    Edit: just checked. 720 60 both handheld and docked.
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  • Ashby678 30/10/2017

    @SiroccoJetProp 60fps, lower resolution and effects. Reply +8
  • New Amazon service lets delivery people into your home

  • Ashby678 25/10/2017

    Yeeeah, no thanks! Reply +36
  • Xbox Games with Gold October lineup includes Gone Home

  • Ashby678 27/09/2017

    @Jynxa I think it's because it's on an Xbox thread. I merely put it here to let people know as Eurovamer haven't reported on it yet. Reply +2
  • Ashby678 27/09/2017

    MGS Phantom Pain and Amnesia Collection on PS+ Reply +5
  • Destiny 2 review

  • Ashby678 15/09/2017

    I enjoyed 1 and I'm enjoying 2. I can't help feel it would have been better served as an expansion. With the type of game it makes trying to be, having locations from both games with all the new refinements would have made this game a much better prospect.

    That being said, I'm really enjoying it so far, even more so now that someone posted on the forums a fix for the cabbage error for those with the affected routers.
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  • GAME deletes "inappropriate" Hurricane Irma tweet

  • Ashby678 12/09/2017

    This will kick up a storm! Reply 0
  • Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle review

  • Ashby678 28/08/2017

    Can't wait for my copy to arrive tomorrow, looks a very fun game, not enough developers embrace that these days. Glad it's getting positive impressions from the majority so far. Reply +4
  • Ashby678 28/08/2017

    @MerryLoony So let me get this straight, you're upset that a game is good... Why? Reply +53
  • Splatoon 2 has just got its first exploit

  • Ashby678 26/07/2017

    @Eraysor I imagine it's unpolicable (if thats even a real word) as it's obtained in the offline portion of the game. That being said I imagine it'll be patched pretty rapidly. Reply 0
  • Rocket League announced for Switch with cross-network play

  • Ashby678 13/06/2017

    @AdamNovice It's hardly giving a "leg up" though is it? It just makes matchmaking quicker and easier for a player looking for a match on all consoles. And you've only addressed the Cross-Play aspect, not them telling me EA Access isn't worth my money, surely that's the consumers decision to make?

    I love my PS4 and it's the main thing I use to play games, but Sony have offered little to nothing "For the Players" since the consoles launch.

    No backwards compatibility,No EA Access, No Cross-Play beyond steam, No Subscription Model (Game Pass).

    Easy to argue Microsoft are only doing it because of their botched initial announcement, but it has helped deliver a great service to their user base.
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  • Ashby678 13/06/2017

    I don't get why Sony are so against cross network. Then again, they are the company that told me that I don't want EA Access. Reply +18
  • Ashby678 13/06/2017

    So that's me buying rocket league for a third time (technically 2nd, thanks ps plus).

    The only reservation I have is the button and not analogue triggers on the switch controllers.
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  • Xbox Game Pass launches 1st June

  • Ashby678 24/05/2017

    Really makes me want an Xbox One again. Superb value.
    Even better value than EA Access.
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  • Extra Nintendo Switch dock costs £80

  • Ashby678 22/05/2017

    Not the end of the world at that price. It's probably a little steep, but at least it makes it replaceable. I do wonder if they'll ever sell the unit on its own too. Reply -11
  • GAME launches unattractive new £36 loyalty card scheme

  • Ashby678 19/05/2017

    @Ajent I managed to get mario Kart for £35. Saved £2 on checkout with prime and they had a voucher offer that saved £5 on games over £40. They're a joke of a company. I still shop there, but I use them for trad runs on games I know I'll never play. Then when a new console comes out I never have to pay a penny. :) Reply +1
  • TumbleSeed review

  • Ashby678 02/05/2017

    @JiveHound I feel pricing is generally included in any review that a game or software is subject to.

    Most reviews, if they feel the price isn't worthy or potentially cheaper than they feel the content is worth will be mentioned in the review at some stage.

    I'd point to Bomberman R as a more recent example of that. IGN mention in their opening paragraph the price is set too high, and Eurogamer mention it int their subheading.

    So for the cost of this game, it's a recommend from Eurogamer, it's also getting good revies from other outlets too; 8's and 9's.
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  • Mario Kart 8 Deluxe is Nintendo's first UK chart topper in six years

  • Ashby678 02/05/2017

    @neems I really enjoyed it, especially considering it's only £4.50. It is short though. It took me an hour to complete on one of the characters. There are three characters to play and each save file encourages you to complete it on each character.

    I feel it's worth the price and has high replay-ability due to the multiple characters and short nature. I'd recommend it personally.
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  • Ashby678 02/05/2017

    @Daeltaja there's a normal retail and a Six Edition (collectors edition).

    I managed to get hold of the collectors edition from GAME. It was only £27 too. It's comes in a really nice box, and comes with soundtrack, a small Six figure, some stickers and a poster. I really like the Six Edition. Fully worth the extra £11 in my view.
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  • Ashby678 02/05/2017

    Great news. I really do love my switch. I didn't expect to like it as much as I have done. But with Fast RMX, Zelda, Mario Kart, Kamiko, Shovel Knight, Mr Shifty, Snake Pass. It's a cracking little device. With only more coming.

    I'm really looking forward to arms too.
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  • PlayStation Plus free games for May detailed

  • Ashby678 26/04/2017

    I own Abzu on steam. Nearly bough alienation a few weeks ago. I'm happy with this lineup. Reply +10
  • Microsoft is adding self-service refunds for digital Xbox/Win10 games

  • Ashby678 12/04/2017

    @HybridTheory85 I'd still go with months. EA access is EA, not Microsoft, I'm still annoyed Sony locked it on PS4 though. Origin access is better (albeit slightly) than EA Access.

    The backwards compatibility is great though. The last few months with their Netflix style service and now a refund service akin to steams.

    While I generally hate digital licences (Steam sales not included) there's certainly been s step in the right direction over the past 12 months on Steam and now Microsoft based services.
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  • Ashby678 12/04/2017

    Since the Xbox One launched Microsoft have done nothing but offer improvements to their services. They've been incredible over the last couple of months with this coupled with the Monthly Game Library Service.

    Fair play Microsoft. Keep it up.
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  • Microsoft scrapped plans to launch beefier Xbox console last year

  • Ashby678 12/04/2017

    @StarcasM You can read it how you want. I Own Zelda, Fast RMX, Snipperclips, Shovel Knight Trilogy, Snake Pass and Graceful Explosion Machine.
    I'll also be buying Mario Kart 8, Xenoblade Chronicles 2, Mario Odyssey, Arms, Mr Shifty and Splatoon 2. But sure, it lacks games, don't be so naive!

    Compare that to the Gears 4, Forza, Recore, Sunset Overdrive and Quantum break I bought the Xbox One for. I purchased it in November 2016, bought with gears and Fora for £240, Recore £20, Sunset Overdrive £7 and Quantum Break £20, totaling £287; I sold it in January this year getting £190 for the console and about £50 for the games, gears was digital so Still own that should I ever upgrade windows 10 or re-buy it, so it cost me £50 for three months and I got the chance to play all the games I wanted to on the console, Quite a bargain I'd say.

    I didn't say the Xbox lacked games, I said it lacked exclusives, which it does. Had you the ability to be balanced and read the whole comment you'd have realised that. The cancellation of Scalebound was the nail in the coffin. If more exclusives are announced I'll probably pick one up again some time in the future. But for now, for me at least, it wasn't worth owning.

    Hopefully you had the patience to read that.
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  • Ashby678 12/04/2017

    I got rid of my Xbox One S earlier in the year due to lack of games.
    Now I have my PS4 Pro and Switch. I feel the PS4 and it's Pro counterpart have the upper hand due to the amount of great exclusives currently out on it. Something seemingly missing so far on Xbox. I liked Recore, GoW 4 was great, I loved Forza Horizon 3. Personally I've never been a halo fan, but I can see the draw. Quantum Break I couldn't get into. They're also all similar games (mainly shooters), and I feel like that's what's letting it down.

    Compare that to the likes of Bloodborne, Nioh (similar), Uncharted, Persona, Nier: Automata, Spider-Man, Days Gone, Horizon, MLB Not only are there arguable more games, there are more game types.

    That being said, The Scorpio looks like it packs an incredible punch, I'd feel like I was being naive if I thought Sony didn't have something to answer the power it has 12 months down the line. I've always found the Pro comparable to the One S and not the Scorpio. It'll be interesting to see how things pan out from here on. Both have strong consoles, I feel Sony with the better lineup, but that's now, and that can all change.
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  • Older iPhone, iPad games now warn they'll soon become obsolete

  • Ashby678 11/04/2017

    Hurrah for digital licences!
    This is why the mobile platform will always suck.
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  • Persona 5 ships over 1.5m copies worldwide

  • Ashby678 07/04/2017

    4 on the vita was my first one. Loved it but stopped playing it and struggled to pick up my save.

    I'm having an absolute blast with 5. And can we take a moment to appreciate the stunning steelbook too. It's beautiful.

    Will definitely be restating 4 on the vita when I'm done with 5.
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  • Telltale's Guardians of the Galaxy premieres next month

  • Ashby678 28/03/2017

    @Hellotherenow All of the earlier ones we're already out when the physical copies were released. I imagine if sales are good they may dabble with physical copies of all there current/ upcoming series when they've reached their conclusion. Reply +1
  • Ashby678 28/03/2017

    @Malek86 Considering it runs on less powerful mobiles and tablets compared to the Switch there is no reason we shouldn't expect their games on the switch in the future at least. Reply +3
  • Nintendo releases Zelda: Breath of the Wild documentary video

  • Ashby678 14/03/2017

    @dwalker109 I can't say I like it, But I also don't dislike it. It annoys me how fast some weapons break, but it's made me appreciate other weapons I'd never have given a second look. It has it's pros and cons. Reply +6
  • Switch is Nintendo's fastest-selling console ever in Europe

  • Ashby678 07/03/2017

    I adore mine and can't put the thing down. I got it for Zelda but now own Snipperclips, Fast RMX and Shovel Knight.

    Once there's a Pokemon game out for this it'll fly. It's clearly a successor to both the WiiU and 3DS.

    The only things I am a little disappointed by is the lack of 3DS/ DS cartridge slot and the way game save files are kept.
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  • In praise of the Wii U, my son's first console

  • Ashby678 06/03/2017

    I love mine, couldn't get into Bayonetta sadly, however Wind Waker HD, Twilight Princess HD, Hyrule Warriors, Mario Kart 8, Pokken Tournament, Splatoon, Smash Bros, Xenoblade Xhronicles X, Mario, Lego City Undercover, ZombiU, the system has some great games. Reply +2
  • Déjà vu, Sniper: Ghost Warrior 3 delayed again

  • Ashby678 06/03/2017

    @riceNpea You mean like the first two abominations of a game they've made. Reply 0
  • Nintendo Switch off to solid sales start in UK

  • Ashby678 06/03/2017

    I've got to admit I'm absolutely loving mine so far. In my probably near 30 hours on Zelda (I genuinely cannot put it down) I've had one issue of one of my left joycon having slight connection issues. Other than that it's been fantastic. The only two small gripes I have is the battery life, I do not feel I'm even getting two hours from Zelda on about 35-40% brightness in airplane mode. I do have a 20,100mAH battery so I don't think it'll be an issue when I do use it on the go if the 10k one extends it as long as digital foundry's testing showed it to. With the other being no save backup (like the WiiU), but that being said, while hardware is always capable of faults, Nintendo really do have a good track record of Hardware not developing faults.

    With it being a port of the WiiU build I cannot wait to see what this machine is capable of with software built specifically for it's architecture.
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  • The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild review

  • Ashby678 02/03/2017

    @INSOMANiAC sleep is yet to be decided. Horizon Zero Dawn is too damn good. :) Reply +3
  • Ashby678 02/03/2017

    ONE MORE SLEEP!!! Reply +14
  • More than three years after launch, GTA5 is back top of the charts

  • Ashby678 13/02/2017

    @richardpoole same, I had to get mine off Amazon. And even they didn't get stock again until the day after release. Reply 0
  • PS4 Pro 'boost mode' runs unpatched PS4 games more smoothly

  • Ashby678 03/02/2017

    While I'm happy to see this added. It should have been there from the start.
    The Pro is turning into a nice bit of kit slowly but surely. Glad I took the plunge.
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  • Rocket League is getting toy car adaptations

  • Ashby678 02/02/2017

    @seasidebaz Yes... yes it did! :) Reply 0
  • Ashby678 02/02/2017

    I will buy all of these. I love this game way too much. Reply +14
  • PS4 just had its best three months ever

  • Ashby678 02/02/2017

    @Uncle_Fishboy Bloodborne, Uncharted, Nioh, The Last of Us, Horizon: Zero Dawn, Dragon Quest, Yakuza, MLB, Persona, Gravity Rush, Danganronpa, God of War, Infamous, Killzone. But sure tell me how it has no decent exclusives.

    I've just (yesterday) traded My Xbox One S in. It has nothing going for it. Games with Gold is better at the moment but that's it. Exclusives are no where near touching Sony. The cancellation of Scalebound saw me get rid of it. Loved my time on Gears, Forza and Dead Rising. Couldn't get into Quantum Break, Recore was pretty good but I never finished it. Rare Replay is the best thing about the Xbox One, and that says it all.
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  • EA community chief tweets #Skate4, internet loses its mind

  • Ashby678 30/01/2017

    They should call it "SK4TE". Reply +1
  • Xbox Games with Gold for February detailed

  • Ashby678 24/01/2017

    I love and mainly use my PS4 over my Xbox one. But games with gold is near untouchable at the moment. Hopefully Sony have a good offering for February too. Reply +3
  • Sony closes Rigs studio Guerrilla Cambridge

  • Ashby678 12/01/2017

    @Raizing a website I've used reckons £45 is worth £92.30, another says £67.54, anything else seems to be somewhere in between. Seems like there's a huge range depending which site I use.

    On the digital note, I only ever buy digital games at a maximum of £10. Unless there's in no physical alternative.
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  • Ashby678 12/01/2017

    Is it me or is the price of games the reason they're not making enough. And by price I mean too low. While I'm happy from a consumer point of view prices have stayed the same. With increasing costs because of inflation, gaming is one of very few areas that sale prices are unaffected. I remember sonic on the mega drive costsing what new releases cost now. I imagine salaries have gone up in the gaming market since then, budgets are higher, sales targets are higher... but new releases still cost the same as they did all those years ago. The only thing I can think counters that is there are a lot more people playing games. It's the only reason I feel they've been almost unaffected by inflation. Just my thought on the money side of it anyway.

    Hope all affected find something new sooner rather than later. Having not long been made redundant myself it's not a nice place to be in.
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