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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.
    Reply +6
  • 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.
    Reply +2
  • 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.
    Reply +51
  • 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.
    Reply +65
  • 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.
    Reply +24
  • 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.
    Reply +23
  • 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.
    Reply +4
  • 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.
    Reply +2
  • 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.
    Reply +22
  • 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.
    Reply +11
  • 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.
    Reply -2
  • 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.
    Reply +3
  • Face-Off: The Last Guardian

  • Ashby678 05/12/2016

    @IronSoldier Probably all of them, Pixar films are rendered at 24 FPS. Last time I checked that was in the 20-30 Bracket. Added to the fact on the Pro its near constant 30FPS by their analysis. So yeah, Pixar-Esque. Reply +22
  • The Last of Us: Part 2 announced, Ellie and Joel to return

  • Ashby678 03/12/2016

    @NewDayRocks I kind of agree, but if there's anyone I trust to do a sequel right, it's naughty Dog. Reply +9
  • Pokémon Sun and Moon devs want you to catch 100m Pokémon in two weeks

  • Ashby678 29/11/2016

    @TheVGMLover just accounting the near 2 million sales in Japan, and the largest launch for a Pokemon game in the U.K. (Don't think an exact figure has been revealed yet), you'd only need 50 catches per copy sold off of Japan sales alone. So with the rest of the world on top. I imagine the target will be competed pretty rapidly. Reply +2
  • Ashby678 29/11/2016

    With the sales figures posted it shouldn't be too difficult to hit the target. Even factoring in double sales. Reply 0
  • Watch Dogs 2 "seamless multiplayer" finally rolling out a week from launch

  • Ashby678 22/11/2016

    @riceNpea worked for three attempts and now it doesn't work. Not sure if my connection or not. But it worked wonderfully temporarily for me. Reply +2
  • Ashby678 22/11/2016

    And it's already down again! Reply +12
  • Watch Dogs 2 is annoying as hell, but I'm still playing

  • Ashby678 16/11/2016

    I'm thoroughly enjoying watch dogs 2.
    I plodded through the first one finding a lot of it frustrating.

    But there are many little touches that make this world feel alive. Using the taunt you can get random passers by to start hitting you, and if the police see them they arrest them and take them away.

    I've had a gang member in a red area be arrested by police only to try and make a run for it, be tackled down by one police officer and shot dead by the second officer.

    All in all I'm having a blast with it so far. I hope it keeps me entertained for many more hours.
    Reply -1
  • Ubisoft execs deny insider trading accusations

  • Ashby678 16/11/2016

    Oh Ubisoft! Reply +19
  • PS4 Pro gives Battlefield 1 gamers a multiplayer advantage

  • Ashby678 15/11/2016

    @Fourfoldroot equal or better frame rate. Kind of are here.

    People moan when it doesn't meet the performance of the base hardware, and now they're moaning when it meets the "equal or better frame rate" they said the pro should be meeting. I don't get people sometimes.
    Reply +14
  • Ashby678 15/11/2016

    @Shackkobe someone gets it. Reply +1
  • Ashby678 15/11/2016

    @CrashOkami no, in some cases it doesn't meet Sonys mandated guidelines. You're moaning here because it does meet its mandated guideline. You can't have it both ways. Reply +4
  • Ashby678 15/11/2016

    @CrashOkami better than famerate is what Sony said it could deliver. And if you know anything about it it's that a higher frame rate gives you an advantage over someone running a lower one.
    It's nice to see some positive news coming out about a game running on the pro too.
    To me this points out how a game runs is likely down to the game engine and developers.

    I feel in 6 months time the pro will have it's little kinks ironed out and be what it was intended to be.
    Reply +5
  • Why are some PS4 Pro titles running slower than base hardware?

  • Ashby678 11/11/2016

    @MartinScott this is how I'm feeling at the moment, although I've opened mine. I'll see how it pans out over the next few months, if it doesn't improve I'll just trade in for the slim. Reply +2
  • We're set for a rollercoaster video game face-off next week

  • Ashby678 11/11/2016

    I'm much more interested in planet coaster than I am the new Roller coaster tycoon. With them releasing like this I think I'll just wait a couple of days, see which one I like the look of more.

    Strangely it's probably better for the consumer this was as there's no significant wait time between them. So people can judge them together and get which they prefer. Not good from a sales standpoint though. Titanfall 2 has already proven this (sadly).
    Reply +5
  • It looks like Pokémon Go is getting its second generation of creatures soon

  • Ashby678 07/11/2016

    @BigOrkWaaagh I feel when you log on you should be able to choose what you want to encounter.
    I.E: Gen 1, Gen 2, Gen 1 & 2

    It's going to be interesting to see how they implement it though.
    Reply +3
  • Football Manager 2017 trashed on Steam by angry Chinese fans

  • Ashby678 31/10/2016

    It's petty to do what they are doing, but if it's your fifth highest region then maybe you should respect them a little more too. I'm kind of split on this one.

    However, buying a game then maiming about supported languages when you can clearly see that yours isn't there is idiocy.
    Reply +18
  • The Skyrim Special Edition launch day mod difference between PS4 and Xbox One

  • Ashby678 29/10/2016

    @avluis Same bundle as me. :) With the bundle being £300 (£320 with Forza Horizon 3) I kind of expected it to be there. Colour me Entitled =) Reply +2
  • Ashby678 28/10/2016

    @captainT it really doesn't. Having looked it up, very specific bundles come with headsets, not all of them. Seems even more pethetic than I first though. Not even consistent throughout their packers. Reply 0