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  • PlayStation Plus for April: Mercenary Kings, PES 2014, Sly Cooper, more

  • Ashby678 28/03/2014

    Loving the Vita ones. Hotline Miami is a superb game. I did fancy Mercenary Kings so looking forward to that too, looks a lot of fun. Reply +22
  • Watch Dogs graphics look better in the latest trailer

  • Ashby678 28/03/2014

    I really don't care too much about how good it looks or doesn't look. As long as the mechanics of the hacking are as advertised and the game-play and story are solid I really don't mind it looking worse than their original demo of it. Reply +3
  • The Last of Us headed to PS4 this summer, Sony employee says

  • Ashby678 27/03/2014

    While people are moaning about the re release I welcome it.
    For me personally it's not about getting the people who have played it to buy it again. It's about making it available for the people who didn't have the PS3 but have bought the PS4 and wanted to play this game.

    If this news is to be true, then I very much look forward to playing this. Saves my buying a PS3 for some of the few games I wanted to play on it.
    Reply +2
  • The Forest priced and dated for Early Access

  • Ashby678 25/03/2014

    I've been looking forward to this for a while. I hope it lives up to my expectations. Looks beautiful!

    I'll definitely be stocking up on underwear!!!
    Reply +2
  • Dark Souls 2 walkthrough and game guide

  • Ashby678 14/03/2014

    @The-Jack-Burton My comment caters to many people and not just you. If you feel this comment doesn't apply to you then please don't bother wasting my time by replying to it.

    I also have faith that you have the mental capacity to understand this simple premise.
    Reply -6
  • Ashby678 13/03/2014

    Skipped to comments just to ask why this has been written!
    Dark Souls is a game to be played Blind. Hints and tips ruin the secrets! Can't wait for the PC release. May have to get a copy tomorrow just so I don't have to wait a month.
    Reply +8
  • HMV is ditching pre-owned video game sales

  • Ashby678 10/03/2014

    To be fair discounted is an understatement. I bought FIFA 14 and NFS Most wanted for my Vita at the weekend not knowing about this. Pre-owned and the total would have been £35, they cost me £10. On opening them too, it turned out they were still new and fully sealed. I was a chuffed with my bargain to say the least! Reply +1
  • March's free Xbox 360 Games with Gold titles announced

  • Ashby678 03/03/2014

    I had never bothered with many of the Xbox free games (I think I've downloaded two so far).
    I also never bothered with the was between PS+ and Gold. I say war, after recently buying a PS4 and Vita I can not understand how Sony manage to do it. I've just got Outlast (PS4) and for my Vita, Gravity Rush, Dynasty Warriors Next, Guakamelee, Modnation, and Uncharted: Golden Abyss. For February for me that totals near £100 of games at their current digital price (even pre-owned would probably come close to £50). Had I a PS3 I'd have had Metro and Tomb Raider also. Sony are just incredible with their generosity. I've had PS+ for about 3 weeks and it's paid for itself already. Incredible Value!

    Roll on March 5th!!!
    Reply +6
  • Next-Gen Face-Off: Thief

  • Ashby678 01/03/2014

    @Sensuret Titanfall? =p Reply 0
  • Nintendo terminating Wii and DS online services

  • Ashby678 27/02/2014

    @SBandy This has single handledly stopped me buying Brawl. I fancied getting back into after selling ym copy two years ago. Shame.
    On the flip side, I will be getting a WiiU for the new one.
    Damn you Nintendo!!! =]
    Reply +1
  • Win a £400 Sony Entertainment Network voucher

  • Ashby678 21/02/2014

    @FogHeart I know I played it. I just would have liked some with Trip and Monkey. Their character chemistry was brilliant. Reply 0
  • Ashby678 21/02/2014

    Not a game I bought Story DLC for but one I wish had it. Enslaved. I really enjoyed the game and the character development. I just wish it lasted longer. It should have had Story DLC. Reply 0
  • Watch us play Far Cry Classic

  • Ashby678 11/02/2014

    @FoolInjection Exactly how I feel about this game, I think my favorite part was taking over the shipwreck with all the mercenaries on there. Reply +2
  • Ashby678 11/02/2014

    @vert1go I got there... with God Mode. Reply +1
  • GAME to take on CEX with new pre-owned focused stores

  • Ashby678 07/02/2014

    @SpaceMonkey77 How is paying for a pre-order bad. If you can afford to part with the money not thinking you may not be able to nearer the time due to financial commitments you may have during that month (car Tax/ Mot/ Insurance/ Quarterly Bill month/ etc) it makes sense you can guarantee yourself a game you want paying for it in advance freeing up money in the month when the game is actually released. Reply -3
  • Ashby678 07/02/2014

    Condition can vary a lot more from experience of buying at CeX. But they generally offer more money for a trade in than GAME do. I've just looked at my 3DS XL and games and there was about £20 difference in value. Their prices are also on par or cheaper than what GAME charge for their pre-owned stuff too (again from personal experience, I'm not saying this is factual)

    CeX (Cash/ Voucher)-----Game (Cash/ Voucher/ Online Trade in)
    3DS XL Red: £84/£101 ----- £67/£75/£75
    Mario Kart 7 £14/£20 ----- £9/£12/£15
    DW Super Star Kartz £5/£8 ----- £4.20/£5.50/£5.50

    Not ones I have to trade in, These I was just curious

    Pokemon Y £17/£25 ----- £11.30/ £15/ £15
    Last Of Us £14/£18 ----- £8.40/£12/£12
    Xbox One £269/£311 ----- £252/£280/£280
    PS4 £285/£285 ----- £234/£260/£260

    GAME are ripoff merchants, their trade in prices are ludicrous. I'm not going to look at selling value as everyone shops around for those anyway. And I generally use eBay to sell as you're more likely to get more on eBay than either GAME or CeX. But for value for trade in, I don't think GAME can come close to matching CeX!

    Edit: Spacing of prices making it easier to read.
    Reply +5
  • All zombies have been removed from Rust

  • Ashby678 07/02/2014

    And the hacker protection? Reply +7
  • Savour the Wii U and Vita - they're our new Dreamcasts

  • Ashby678 01/02/2014

    @L0cky I completely agree. While there are game out for it I just can't justify the purchase. It has so much potential. I feel that the main reason it's not getting the push is the lack of games, and I don't mean the quantity it has, I mean the type.
    It's clearly capable of playing the games that are released on consoles with lower textures. So why aren't the developers using this. I feel that if they released like for like games with save compatibility Sony could get this going to it's full potential. The remote play feature is a superb idea, but I myself would only do that over Wi-Fi using hotspots.
    Back to my main point. Ports/ Handheld version. I'm not a guru when it comes to processors, graphical power and other technical terms, but I know a little, seemingly enough to get me by. Handhelds are generally forgotten by Developers and EA with FIFA prove this, as I'm sure others do but this one springs to mind due to the blatant re-texturing and roster update only.
    If they started releasing games as I said at lower textures with maybe a feature or two missing here and there that makes it feel like exactly the same game to the average person, I see no reason why games like Dark/ Demon Souls, GTA 4(possibly 5), The Last of Us, couldn't be released for it. If PC's prove anything it's that lowering your setting that take most of the processing power, essentially things that make your game look the difference between good, great, and superb. Could be the difference between a lot of sales for Sony. Tone down your AA, lighting, particle and all the other fancy effects. I (again with my limited knowledge) could see these games running on this, and that would only help the sales. And I'd pick one up right now if I knew this was going to happen.
    Reply -2
  • Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate heading to Europe in early 2015

  • Ashby678 28/01/2014

    WHY DO WE HAVE TO WAIT SO LONG!!! Saying that I'm still to get fully into MH3 on my 3DS. Such a fun game, I need more free time! Reply +5
  • OlliOlli review

  • Ashby678 21/01/2014

    Correct me if I'm wrong, but wasn't this a mobile game years ago?

    One I loved to pieces, would definitely get this on a vita... if I had one :(
    Reply +1
  • For this developer, Steam sales "screw your fans"

  • Ashby678 16/01/2014

    Would you rather sell 1 Million copies at £40, or 2 Million for £30?

    Cheapening your product doesn't cheapen your IP. It makes it more accessible to the masses and will likely sell more.
    Reply +1
  • Eldritch review

  • Ashby678 18/11/2013

    I'd rather great games then pretty games! May pick this one up. Sounds great! Reply +1
  • Blockbuster back in administration for second time this year

  • Ashby678 29/10/2013

    They've had some really good sales and general value lately. I bought my 3DS (perfect condition used) from there with Heart Gold (new) for £100 which also came with a months rental for free which I didn't use.
    Bought about 6 other 3DS titles there all for under £10 (most £5 and under) granted some older titles but still cheaper than what they were available for elsewhere. Most of which are still unplayed. The local one to me is always busy. Not all they're prices are great but that's the same in most shops. And granted that prices are generally cheaper online with most places now doing free delivery. But the ultimate reason the high streets are struggling... The world is getting Lazier!

    I hope they are saved again and few (but hopefully no one) is effected jobwise by this.
    Reply +3
  • Has EA Sports broken FIFA 14 by trying to fix it?

  • Ashby678 16/10/2013

    I've bought every FIFA since 2001. But the is the first one that I've not (and don't plan on) bought. Unsure if it's because I don't like it or the fact that the odd game here and there on the demo is enough for me. I think this year will be (more) time spent on Football Manager rather than FIFA. Reply +2
  • Rockstar makes up for GTA Online launch by showering players with GTA$

  • Ashby678 11/10/2013

    I still don't have my level 34 character back. But something is better than nothing and I can't complain. At least they're giving people a reward for sticking with them through their issues. Reply -1
  • Pokémon X & Y review

  • Ashby678 04/10/2013

    12th October 2013: The day I stopped playing GTAV! Reply +4
  • Rockstar hopes new GTA Online patch out today

  • Ashby678 01/10/2013

    @darkmorgado There is a difference between issues and what I've experience. My characters appearance as been altered, my stats now all read 0, apart from driving that's about 10. I've lost all my money, luckily I don't agree with the in game transactions as I could have lost up to £14 worth.

    I expected issues, but not game breaking and for some, what could be money costing issues.I know it will all be fixed, but for now, I'm steering clear of GTAO.

    EDIT: After starting again after deleting my bugged and fucked up character, I now can't even do the first race as there is no fucking race trigger!
    This wouldn't be so bad, but putting the game back 7 months to "polish" the product to have it in this poor state it awful.
    It's Rockstar, so it will be fixed, but this is a fucked up and beyond poor release of GTAO. While my now deleted character was working it was great.
    Reply +3
  • Grand Theft Auto Online micro-transaction pack prices revealed

  • Ashby678 25/09/2013

    @Spong You know how costs work right? That's development cost. For everything created so far. And the profit is for whats created to this point. So they can use this profit to pay for the devs to create more content that will be given to GTAO user for FREE! And if people want to spend a little to help get them started on the stock market they can spend a couple of quid. Me, I'll be missions only, I won't be spending another penny.
    And If they go with hosted servers on their side then upkeep is going to be high.
    And lets be honest here, we're talking about a company who doesn't just throw out a game a year that has micro transactions (COD, FIFA) we're on about one who takes time in developing games to make them as good as they can be.
    Like I said, I'm not pro micro transactions in any way shape or form and we can't reserve judgement on them until we know how easy/ difficult it is to earn it online. It could be shitting on us the everyday consumer in an effort to make money, it may be easy to make money online which would make these almost redundant.
    But with every game that uses micro transactions they're there as an option, you don't have to use them. And you may be able to benefit of idiot folk who do use them. We don't yet know if they have an absolute benefit as you need to level up to get better stuff anyway. These transactions may be redundant anyway. You don't have to buy them. And if people buy them but don't play the game much, well they won't be a high enough level to use it. So it's almost clearly not pay to win. I've never bought a micro transaction (in game/app purchase) and never will. I just feel there are two sides to every argument whether people are open to seeing them or not... that is up to them.
    Reply +1
  • Ashby678 25/09/2013

    I'm against micro transactions in general, But with this we still don't know how easy it is to make money in GTA online. AND you have to factor in the cost of keeping their servers running (that's if they are using servers and nor user hosted games). So if GTA Online is to survive in the long run then they need funding from somewhere to pay these costs.
    They've also said they will constantly be adding more content.
    My other point is that Guild wars 2. £40-50 pound game on release, can use real money to bolster in game money, you don't have to but can if you want. Constant new content (granted on a much larger scale).
    I'm still reserved to what I think about these micro transactions and will reserve judgement until I see easy/ difficult it is to earn money online first.

    But lets face it. We can all group together rig the stock market, and we will not have to spend another penny! <<<< This is what we should do!!!
    Reply +8
  • Nintendo's Skylanders-style Pokémon figurines reach the UK

  • Ashby678 15/08/2013

    @LunaticPandora Same as when console prices are worked you. You have to take into account import tax and delivery costs. Hence more expensive costs. It sucks but that's how the world works. Reply +4
  • Cyber psychologist calls on MMORPG developers to shorten long quests

  • Ashby678 06/08/2013

    Or you can look at it a different way. Someone who plays FIFA whether they play 2 minute or 20 minute halves, the time they spend playing the game is not likely to change. Just the amount of matches or in this case quests they get done. Quest length is not the root of the problem. Reply +5
  • You can earn both Xbox 360 and Xbox One achievements for the same game

  • Ashby678 06/08/2013

    @BillMurray No worries, anything else you wish to know? Reply -7
  • Ashby678 06/08/2013

    Why would I buy the same game for both consoles. I'm never going to own an Xbox one! Reply -9
  • Forza 5 mandatory day one download adds Drivatars for offline play

  • Ashby678 17/07/2013

    So again... what does the cloud do? Reply +58
  • Voxel-based randomly-generated RPG Cube World releases alpha

  • Ashby678 05/07/2013

    And it's fucking awesome!!! Reply +1
  • Teleglitch: Die More Edition to add extra levels, weapons and enemies this summer on Steam

  • Ashby678 02/07/2013

    Wonder where they got the inspiration for the title "Die more edition" from.

    Not heard of this game before, definitely going to check it out though.
    Reply +2
  • So long, Don Mattrick

  • Ashby678 02/07/2013

    Don Mattrick leaves and suddenly there is a pretty good sale on... Coincidence! Probably, but I like to think that it's not! Reply +2
  • After Xbox One U-turn pre-owned is back on the table - but at what cost?

  • Ashby678 20/06/2013

    I bet EA and their withdrawn Online Pass aren't happy about this! Reply +57
  • Microsoft sticking with Xbox One Kinect requirement despite ditching DRM

  • Ashby678 20/06/2013

    Microsoft expecting me to choose the Xbox One over the PS4 despite kicking the DRM! Reply 0
  • PlayStation 4 will cost $399/€399/£349

  • Ashby678 11/06/2013

    So no DRM, it's cheaper and it's user friendly... and I don't think they mentioned TV. What's not to like? Reply +41
  • Sony: PlayStation 4 will not restrict used games or force you to connect your console online

  • Ashby678 11/06/2013

    @Old_Books Aaaaaaand it's cheaper! Win win win win win. PS4...WINS! Reply +23
  • State of Decay due this week on XBLA

  • Ashby678 03/06/2013

    YES! Been waiting for this for ages, hope it's a good as it's looked! =] Reply +7
  • Wind Waker-esque platformer A Hat in Time soars on Kickstarter

  • Ashby678 31/05/2013

    I remember seeing a demo of this about a year ago, it's come a long way since then. I don't go on kick starter much so haven't seen anything from it in a while, glad it's come along nicely. Going to have a look at it now on kickstarter. =] Reply 0
  • Telltale Humble Bundle lasts for this week only

  • Ashby678 31/05/2013

    When all faith in gaming is lost *looks at you Microsoft and EA* Along comes Humble bundle and it's generous partners and willing developers! I love this company, good cause, good prices, and great developers support for it!

    I always go more than the average but it still never feels enough. ($4.50 for me, equal splitting between the three).
    Reply +9
  • Sony ad suggests PS4 will be out in the UK in 2013

  • Ashby678 24/05/2013

    C'mon Sony, just issue a statement saying that second hand games can be played without restriction and every gamers money is yours.

    I corrected that for you. :p
    Reply +10
  • Crytek's Ryse confirmed as an Xbox One exclusive

  • Ashby678 22/05/2013

    When has anything been enhanced by Kinect? Reply +40
  • Microsoft cautious on Windows 8 success: "we realise that change takes time"

  • Ashby678 07/05/2013

    No change does take time. Change is forced upon us, as Windows 8 is sold on almost all new machines. So over time we are forced to use it. I'm still on 7 and have no plan on changing anytime soon. Reply +4
  • Now TV under fire for failing to send Xbox 360 owners promised free Microsoft Points

  • Ashby678 26/04/2013

    I got mine. I didn't go past the free trial anyway. I signed up for the FREE TRIAL for the FREE POINTS. Yes they were in the conditions but you never had to part with money so I don't feel they had to send them out. If it was a paid trial then fair enough.

    I even had to email them afterwards as I forgot to put the code in that activated the promo. They responded very quickly saying that it had been added to my signup.

    As for the later payment option I didn't know about that, still wouldn't have made me continue with payments, but with every offer they always reserve the right to remove it without prior notice. It's always in the small print of every offer.

    I hope everyone gets their points, their response to it seems fair and professional to me.
    Reply +1
  • Dragon's Dogma: Dark Arisen review

  • Ashby678 23/04/2013

    @Darksouls13 Yes you are! Reply +2
  • Ashby678 22/04/2013

    Fantastic game, can't wait to get stuck into this. Reply +1