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  • Angry Gameseek customers call aggressive discount promotion a "scam"

  • Big-Boss 18/08/2017

    Gameseek are a terrible company. The first and last game I bought from them was Tomb Raider Definitive Edition which was cheaper than elsewhere and advertised as new and sealed. It arrived nearly a week after dispatch and was a foreign copy (had a clear stamp on the back saying "not for sale in the UK") and unsealed.

    I immediately contacted them about this and asked to be refunded after the item had been sent back because it was falsely advertised. Whilst they agreed to refund me, they did not bother refunding my postage charges despite agreeing to this in their email. All follow up emails were ignored. Stay well clear of this shitty company.
    Reply +38
  • Horizon Zero Dawn: the making of PS4 Pro's best 4K game

  • Big-Boss 02/08/2017

    @Raizing

    Horizon ZD certainly has a number of technical highlights but I've always found it to be exceptionally ugly from an artistic standpoint, which is kinda par for the course with Guerilla Games.
    Classic Skippy :rolleyes:
    Reply +29
  • Samsung Galaxy S8 review

  • Big-Boss 31/07/2017

    @eddiehitler

    you should try the Sony xz premium, it has the same guts as the s8, a proper 4k hdr screen with no curves, great fingerprint scanner placement and battery conditioning software.
    In short it's brilliant and I can't recommend it enough 😁
    Agreed. I've had my current phone for close to three years now and have been doing a tonne of research with both written and video reviews for all of 2017's flagship phones. Pretty much every single one narrows it down to the XZP or the S8. The screen on the S8 looks stunning but since I watch a lot of videos and can't stand aspect ratios that aren't native, it kind of defeats the point for me.

    With black bars on the top and sides when opting for native aspect ratio it pretty much makes videos the same size as on every other smartphone. The XZP has larger bezels but I honestly don't mind them because it gives me somewhere to rest my fingers and thumbs when watching videos and also incorporates front facing stereo speakers. Both plus points in my book.

    Not only that, but in every single speed test I've seen the XZP is just quicker at opening and running almost all kinds of apps. Samsung are also notorious for having deteriorating batteries within 6 months of use, something reviews and people here have highlighted so that's another reason to be skeptical.

    For those reasons, and a few others I've decided to purchase the XZP as my next phone in the coming weeks. It'll be three years in September since I bought my current phone and I'm sure I'll see a noticeable difference, especially with that 4k screen. It's a shame most people will opt for the popular choice in the Samsung, but Sony aren't without blame as they have been notoriously poor at marketing their phones even though their Xperia Z line has been largely fantastic.
    Reply +4
  • Tekken 7 pre-order bonus Eliza now standalone DLC

  • Big-Boss 28/07/2017

    Hang on, I pre-ordered the disc version and didn't receive any DLC code for Eliza. Has anybody else had this? Reply 0
  • PlayStation Plus price hike announced for Europe

  • Big-Boss 28/07/2017

    Whilst this is a shit move from Sony I've always managed to get my subs for around the 25 mark from various offers that online retailers regularly have. Even during the whole 360 era the RRP was 39.99 but I managed to get annual subs from anywhere between 17-25 per year. I have never purchased a sub directly from Sony/MS and neither has anyone of my family or friends as we always tell each other when offers are on.

    For that reason, and I know this won't be a popular opinion, the price hike doesn't really bother me all that much. Online sellers will likely hike their prices up by between 5-10 for annual codes which still equates to between 30-35 a year. That's not bad at all. I'd urge anyone that currently subs directly through Sony/MS to buy codes for a lot cheaper from online sellers like CD Keys, Shopto.net and others. They are ALWAYS cheaper.
    Reply -1
  • PS4 opens beta registration for next system update

  • Big-Boss 20/07/2017

    As a relatively new PS4 Pro owner and with no interest in purchasing a 4k set until next year, it would be nice if Sony followed MS and offered support for supersampling at a system level. Oh, and it'd be nice if I could just turn the Trophy notification sounds on whilst keeping all other notification sounds off. Right now it's all or nothing so a bit more customisation would be welcome. Same goes for sounds and music for themes - I'd love to mix and match or perhaps even use my own from a USB stick or something. Reply +1
  • Legacy of Kain: Soul Reaver - the genesis of today's open world tech?

  • Big-Boss 16/07/2017

    If there was one game besides FF VII that I'd want a remake of, this would be it. Easily one of my favourite games of all time and the original still stands up today bar a couple of creaky mechanics. Reply +2
  • Gran Turismo Sport gets a new (and final) release date

  • Big-Boss 13/07/2017

    Been a long time coming and I really can't wait for this. I was starting to lose faith in it after the delays but after playing the beta a month ago the release date just cannot come quick enough. I bet you there's one more last minute delay though and we're kept waiting until Xmas! Reply +3
  • Tekken 7 gets Tekken Bowl - the greatest Tekken mini-game ever - in August

  • Big-Boss 06/07/2017

    I'm guessing this is one of the new modes included as part of the season pass? Nowhere in the article does it mention this is free DLC. If that is the case then no thanks. Stuff that used to be included on the disc is now chargeable. I know I should be used to it by now but fuck that shit. Reply +4
  • Now PlatinumGames has teased The Wonderful 101 for Nintendo Switch

  • Big-Boss 06/07/2017

    If a new PlayStation or Xbox had just been released and the majority of titles in the launch window were ports and remasters, everyone (including websites) would be tearing them a new one. Nintendo is somehow immune to that treatment though.

    This is a 280 console and the best games on it are ports from a much cheaper, older console. That's neither right nor normal. There's nothing wrong with ports and remasters, but when they're the sole reason to purchase a new machine then serious questions should be asked.

    It's funny how much uproar was created over a non issue like cross platform play by EG, who saw it fit to claim people were "upset" over it in an actual interview based on comments largely made by vocal Xbox fanboys, yet there's not a peep of negativity or questions being asked about the fact that a new 280 console has barely anything but ports.
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  • Assassin's Creed Origins on Xbox One X: can third parties hit 4K?

  • Big-Boss 14/06/2017

    So wait, if the Xbone X is literally going to use the same techniques as the PS4 Pro to checkerboard upscale, why exactly does it cost so much more if the results are going to be practically identical? I thought the entire point of this console, as some have already mentioned and Spencer has been harking on about onstage, was to hit native 4k in all games? Since checkerboard 4k on the Pro is already so hard to tell apart from native according to DF, what is the point of all that extra power? It's wasted as an upscaler IMO. Reply +3
  • The big interview: Sony's Jim Ryan

  • Big-Boss 14/06/2017

    Quite a jaded interview. It's like Wesley forgot just how many exclusives the PS4 had at the start of the year or just chose not to play them. Only MS seem to shove all their big hitters into a 3 month Xmas window. Sony and Nintendo never have, their releases are always spread out across the year.

    As for everything looking like The Last of Us - with Days Gone I can definitely see the similarities. But I don't see how Spiderman (open world superhero game), Detroit (narrative based QTE style game with decisions the player gets to make), God of War (over-the-shoulder hack n slash), Uncharted (action/adventure), Shadow of the Colossus Remake (action/adventure) and finally GT Sport (driving simulator) looked anything like TLoU.

    It was a stupid thing say. But then again, after Wes' awful article at the start of the year where he believed MS' Xbone upscaler somehow gave them more momentum despite a barren 2017 release schedual, I'm hardly surprised at his tone in this interview.

    Finally - no one cares about cross platform play. Literally no one. It's never been a discussion amongst gamers or journalists. If it was on PS4 I wouldn't care and in all honesty it's not like you can communicate with these people on other systems or add them as your friends on your own console. So what exactly is the point? Both MS and Nintendo's user base combined is still only half that of the PS4s alone, so I can see why those companies would allow it.

    But it's funny, no one seems to mention how the guys who made Defiance were talking about cross-play last gen between PS360 and MS flat out refused to allow it. They're only choosing to do it now because they're so far behind and are trying to create this "good guy" image for themselves. I can guarantee that this time next month not one single person will mention cross platform play or care about it. It's a non issue and I'm certainly not upset we don't have it on PS4 Wesley.
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  • Sony's flat E3 conference shows signs of a mid-generation lull

  • Big-Boss 13/06/2017

    Whilst I will agree that E3 was a little quiet and not as bombastic as previous years, to suggest a mid-gen lull is ludicrous. The year isn't judged by an E3 briefing and this year the PS4 will have had its strongest exclusive line up since launch. It's easy to forget just how many quality games have been released on PS4 this year and there's still Uncharted, Crash Bandicoot and GT Sport to come along with a few others.

    So yes, whilst I will agree that E3 was not as exciting as previous years, we were shown a boat load of quality games. 2017 has been a vintage year for PlayStation and 2018 looks set to be even better. Plus I LOVED that they focussed on single player games. I lost count of just how many they showed. I've always been a lone gamer apart from the occasional football or fighting game so this was a great thing to see.
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  • Original Xbox games coming to Xbox One via backwards compatibility

  • Big-Boss 12/06/2017

    BC is one area where MS are absolutely killing it. Sony should be ashamed, especially since they were the original company championing BC with the PS2. The PS4 has done it's job in delivering top quality, new experiences but as a legacy machine it's awful. There's hardly any PS2 classics available on the store (and you have to pay for them anyway!) and the PS4 remains the only console in the entire PlayStation family to not have PS1 compatibility. I doubt Sony will bother implementing the feature now, but hopefully they've been paying attention to the response MS has got and do it at a system level at launch for the PS5. Reply +1
  • Xbox One X promises a strong and stable line-up

  • Big-Boss 12/06/2017

    Damn, I hope Frazzl (MS zealot) and Grassy (Sony's very own Michael Pachter) are getting paid overtime and a decent bonus this summer. They're both going out of their way to defend their respective masters since last night's show. It'd be entertaining if both weren't such sad sacks :rolleyes: Reply +2
  • Big-Boss 12/06/2017

    The console will be fantastic for third party games, no doubt about it. At 450 though it's way out of my impulse buy territory. Will definitely pick it up in a couple of years once the price drops and I've invested in a decent 4k set. First-party games wise there was practically nothing interesting outside of Forza 7, which itself has strong competition this year anyway with Project Cars 2 and Gran Turismo Sport.

    Crackdown 3 looked like utter shit and just shows how much bull MS were spouting when they showed it off a couple of years ago with the promise of 100% destructible environments and the "powah of the cloudz."

    The announcement of Xbox compatibility being added, and rightly generating the loudest cheer, was a great addition though. In fact MS' commitment to legacy software is to be applauded and the one complaint I have against Sony. They've done practically fuck all to add any significant legacy classics to the PS4 library. When they do add a PS2 game every blue moon you have to pay for it. That's bullshit.

    Anyway, the only real game from MS' show I'd love to play is Ori 2. Loved the first one but I no longer own an Xbone console. I might just steal my brothers for a week when it releases just to play it :D
    Reply +2
  • Free Titanfall 2 trial this week

  • Big-Boss 12/06/2017

    Just finished the Titanfall 2 campaign last week. It is OUTSTANDING. On par with how good the original Modern Warfare was a decade ago, but since it's made by most of the same team that's not really a surprise. I urge anyone with even the slightest interest in FPS games to at least give the game a try. You really have no excuse now and will not regret it. It's the best FPS campaign I've played this gen. Reply +15
  • Project Scorpio reportedly set to cost $499

  • Big-Boss 11/06/2017

    Dead on arrival if that price is confirmed. Only the hardcore will pay that much. It's the PS3/Xbone launch all over again. Granted, we never expected it to be cheap but nobody wanted it to hit the $500 mark either. That'll translate to 430 minimum just like the original Xbone launch price - and we all know how well that went after the launch hype died down. Reply +3
  • Sony downplays dream of PlayStation Vita successor

  • Big-Boss 06/06/2017

    Shit, the Vita is over five years old already. Time flies, I still remember unboxing it as a late birthday present back in 2012! Brilliant machine, some great games on it. I don't understand the whole "Sony didn't support the Vita" comments. For the first three years of its life Sony released a tonne of top quality games on the machine. The launch line-up in particular remains the biggest and best line-up of any console ever, home or portable. But the console just didn't sell massive numbers for them to justify creating more AAA content on it.

    It's no surprise that I sold my Vita around the same time Sony stopped supporting it with big, exclusive releases. I sold mine in 2015 and now in the UK it's practically impossible to find any trusted retailer selling the console as new and sealed. There's a handful going about on eBay but naturally they cost as much as a PS4 because of their rarity. The Vita is all but dead everywhere except Japan where I'm sure it's on life support now too.

    It's a shame the Vita wasn't a success because for the three years that I owned mine it was easily my most played portable console ever. I don't think the lack of games was it's downfall though; that seemed to happen halfway through its life when people stopped buying the machine. I'm pretty sure the exorbitant memory card prices, expensive launch price, the general size of the machine (not exactly portable friendly) and only being able to use one profile at a time and having to factory reset your console to use another were more to blame.
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  • Need for Speed Payback is EA's next racer

  • Big-Boss 02/06/2017

    I find it a little sad that the last driving game that actually had a good story AND gameplay was Driver way, way back on the PS1. Nothing has come close since and neither will this judging by that unintentionally hilarious synopsis. Reply +1
  • Tekken 7 review

  • Big-Boss 02/06/2017

    I have issues with this review. It doesn't even mention the that there's a large chunk of brand new characters or how they play. The online part is almost completely ignored as well. For those wondering, I've had the game since Wednesday and as long as your opponent has a connection of four out of five bars or above it's generally an excellent experience with no lag at all. I suspect the majority of players time will be spent either playing offline versus or online so you're covered in that respect.

    There's ranked matches, unranked player matches and even a mini tournament to fight in. So far I've only played matches in the ranked and unranked modes and I've not had any lag, disconnects or network errors. I'm sure this also depends on your Internet speed so YMMV. The only thing I have noticed is that there doesn't seem to be a penalty to players who quit before the end of a match. This is disappointing and I'm surprised that a fighting game launching in 2017 hasn't launched with some sort of punishment to penalise quitters. Hopefully Namco addresses this asap. On the plus side there's a welcome revenge match option if you lose which let's you fight your last opponent one more time in an attempt to...well...gain revenge! Your opponent can choose to decline your request but if s/he agrees then win or lose, you are disconnected from your opponent and sent back to the lobby at the end of the fight.

    One thing I am very happy about is the replacement of the bound system with the new screw attack. Not only does it look more natural it's also less easy to abuse. I despised the bound system in Tekken 6. If someone got you into an air combo you might as well have put the pad down and gone and made yourself a hot drink whilst your health bar depletes. The health bar in Tekken 7 also depletes slower with air combos which gives everyone a fighting chance even when losing.

    Whilst not a huge fan of the new Rage Arts they look cool and are completely blockable without doing a stupid amount of damage if they connect. It's a good balance. In fact, after playing every single Tekken ever released for hundreds of hours, I'd say this is THE most balanced Tekken ever made.

    One thing I will agree on with Wes though is that the single player content does seem more limited compared to previous entries. As far as I can tell there's no survival mode, no team battle, no throwaway Tekken Ball, Bowling or Force mode and the Arcade mode is a lot shorter than previous entries. This is disappointing if you are a single player fighter but for me, I've always played either the offline versus modes or online MP in fighting games so it doesn't really bother me. Still, it's worth mentioning because all previous Tekken games had a lot more single player content.

    All in all it's a fantastic fighting game which changes enough to feel different without breaking anything. It's incredibly balanced and there's a character for everyone, new or old. My biggest complaint against the game is that Lei and Michelle/Julia are completely absent. They are the two characters that for me have the most unique fighting styles so why they have been left out is a mystery. Hopefully they're added to the roster for free at a later date but I doubt Namco will be that generous.

    Conclusively if you like Tekken you'll enjoy Tekken 7. Even newcomers will find something to enjoy with Katarina and Shaheen in particular very noob friendly characters and good starting points. They're not button bash spam like Eddy either and that's always a positive! Overall a solid 8/10 from me and highly recommended to fighting game fans.
    Reply +11
  • Gran Turismo Sport may well be the series' first real racing game

  • Big-Boss 23/05/2017

    @frazzl

    Frazzl upset that a PS exclusive gets a positive write up. SSDD all the way :rolleyes:
    Reply +5
  • In Theory: Could Sony release PlayStation 5 in 2018?

  • Big-Boss 13/05/2017

    I reckon Xmas 2019 is the earliest we'll see the PS5. Sony have never launched early even when they were behind for a while with the PS3, so I certainly don't see them launching early when they're butchering MS.

    Whenever they do launch the PS5 though I do hope they make it fully backwards compatible with at least PS4 games. They were the ones that originally popularised the functionality with the PS2 and it's quite disappointing that the PS4 is not natively backwards compatible with any system before it.

    Anyway, the PS4 is hitting it's peak years with it already getting some blockbuster releases this year and some very healthy releases to follow in the coming months and years. They don't need to release a new console when they have so many top quality games still to come. And a new console is nothing if it has no games to play; no matter how powerful it is.
    Reply +2
  • EA reckons 40% of console game sales will be downloads by the end of 2017

  • Big-Boss 10/05/2017

    I've been hearing similar comments since 2010. Digital isn't going to match physical sales on consoles for a while yet. Not when they cost nearly 30% more at launch, take a year to download and have zero resale value.

    Then there's the issue of HDD space. It's far easier to delete an installed game and reinstall it via disc at a later date than to redownload all 50gb again. Then finally of course there's the not so small issue of ownership. I can own a disc for life and it will work for life. A bunch of code on an HDD will not. For these reasons I'll remain a buyer of discs for as long as the option is given to me.
    Reply +1
  • Capcom tweaks Street Fighter 5 Thailand stage due to "unintentional religious references"

  • Big-Boss 27/04/2017

    I love how everyone is annoyed it's been changed because of Islam. Does it really matter what religion it is? I'm an atheist but it seems like a hell of a lot of similar minded people like putting the boot in for people that believe in something different, especially when Muslims are involved. It wasn't like this ten or fifteen years ago, but now just because a minority have done some despicable things it's trendy to hate on an entire religion.

    I wouldn't want to meet a lot of the people commenting in here in person with this kind of shitty attitude towards different beliefs. A game company changed a small detail in a game to avoid offending anyone. It doesn't hurt anyone, it doesn't offend anyone anymore and it really isn't a big fucking deal. I just sent this article to a Muslim mate and he laughed saying he couldn't care less. But naturally, it's Islam, so let's jump on the bandwagon and show how bigoted we really are eh?
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  • PlayStation Plus free games for May detailed

  • Big-Boss 26/04/2017

    I'm actually glad we're getting Alienation instead of Abzu. It's an actual game which can be replayed with mates again and again as opposed to Abzu which is an "experience it once and forget about it"' kind of game. Reply +2
  • Metal Gear Solid 2 was the game that changed everything for PS2

  • Big-Boss 23/04/2017

    Whilst not the best MGS game (MGS3 will forever have that crown), I've not finished another game as much as MGS2. The gameplay was leagues ahead of most games of its time and holds up even today. The sheer amount of mischief you could get upto with the guards was pure joy.

    If they spot footprints or blood? They'll follow them until they find you. They find a dead body? They'll call it in and a replacement guard will be called to the area as well as an attack squad to search the area making tensions rise even higher. Been spotted? Shoot their radio and cut off communications. Then there's hiding bodies in lockers, throwing them off platforms into the sea or torturing them by holding them up and shooting their limbs one by one until they finally perish. Then there's the dog tag collecting which was a game in itself.

    The story may have been all sorts of nonsense but for me, it's still one of my favourite games ever. I still play it at least once a year and the gameplay never gets old. I really wish they'd port the MGS HD collection to PS4 because these games are literally the only reason I've still got my PS3 lying around. Do it Konami - it's free money for you.
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  • Is Persona 5 on PS4 actually a 1080p remaster?

  • Big-Boss 22/04/2017

    Strange, I don't remember seeing such an article for Zelda: BotW, Destiny, MGSV, Far Cry 4, AC: Black Flag, RoTTR, CoD Ghosts or the countless other cross-gen releases. They were all the same as this release where the current-gen version just had a higher resolution and more stable frame rate. Why this game deserves a whole in depth article discussing triangles and what not is beyond me. Anyway, this is probably the last AAA release on a last-gen machine and the fact that the PS3 is even getting this game should be applauded IMO. Reply -6
  • Why are games so fascinated with cannibalism?

  • Big-Boss 22/04/2017

    The only game that I could think of when I read the title was The Last of Us and that was nearly four years ago. Are games really that fascinated with cannibalism? Because if they are, I certainly haven't played many. Reply +10
  • LG OLED B6 4K TV review

  • Big-Boss 17/04/2017

    When I opened this article I was expecting a price of around 1,000 or below. Even that, for me, is quite expensive for a TV but to see a price of 1,699 be described as "affordable" is laughable. If I was on footballer money sure, I'd have one in every room in my house, but that is silly money for a telly EG themselves admit will be obsolete within a couple of years.

    Personally I don't feel there is anywhere near enough 4k content to justify blowing that much money on one of these sets. Gaming seems to be leading the way in 4k content but even then it's baby steps right now. I'll get one in around three years time by which time a shiny new PS5 and Xbox Two or whatever are released. I should be able to pick up a top end set for around 500 by then easily :D
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  • Drawn to Death review

  • Big-Boss 08/04/2017

    It's part of PS Plus so I'll give it a whirl if I can manage to drag myself away from the overflow of PS4 releases recently. This is also a new release so that's always nice. Reply +1
  • Persona 5 ships over 1.5m copies worldwide

  • Big-Boss 07/04/2017

    I'm currently playing through Horizon and Yakuza, fairly giving each 2-3 hours of play time a day before switching to the other and doing the same on the following day. I also have Gravity Rush 2, Nier: Automata and despite not being a fan of the Souls style games decided to order Nioh and give it a try in case it clicks with me. Now Persona 5 has come along and it seems to be the highest rated of the bunch.

    My wife is already giving me lectures about buying way more than I have time to play and I've a first child due in June, but if anything I'm doing the right thing and getting as much gaming done as I possibly can before it all goes downhill, right guys?

    *orders Persona 5* :D
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  • Uncharted 4 wins best game at the BAFTAs

  • Big-Boss 07/04/2017

    Throughly deserved. I finished UC4 again back in January and it's even better the second time. A stunning game and my only complaint was that we didn't get to see Chloe or Cutter. Hopefully the latter makes an appearance in The Lost Legacy. Congrats to ND and here's hoping TLoU Part 2 is yet another masterpiece. Reply +5
  • Bulletstorm: Full Clip Edition review

  • Big-Boss 07/04/2017

    Hmmm a little odd that EG have chosen to review a remaster. This is a first isn't it? Normally you guys just repost the original review since apart from resolution, graphics and possibly frame rate nothing really changes. Has there been a shift in policy at EG recently regarding reviews of remasters?

    That said, I actually haven't played Bulletstorm before. Yes I know, it's shameful and made all the more worse considering I've had it as a PS Plus game for years now. If there are noticeable improvements, mainly if it's now a 60fps game, I'll definitely pick it up once it's dropped to a more reasonable price. But at around 35 most places it's just too much. That's the price I paid for the Uncharted Trilogy at launch so to charge that much for one remaster is more than a little greedy.
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  • Inside the next Xbox: Project Scorpio tech revealed

  • Big-Boss 06/04/2017

    That all sounds very impressive but unless your console has games no one other than the hardcore will really care. I think MS are making a mistake by dumping the Scorpio into the same gen as the Xbone, which they should be distancing themselves from as far as possible.

    They should be marketing this as a next-gen machine with full backwards compatibility and show some exclusives (no, not Forza, Halo or Gears thanks) that truly take advantage of the raw power on offer. This kind of power is totally wasted as an Xbone upscaler.
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  • Jak and Daxter games are coming to PS4

  • Big-Boss 04/04/2017

    Sony really aren't releasing anywhere near enough PS2 classics. They have a treasure trove to pick from and what we've got so far is a very limited selection of varying quality. I still can't believe we still don't have PS1 classics avaliable either. Granted, Sony are absolutely smashing it with new game releases but adding some classics wouldn't hurt. Reply +2
  • PS4 premium joypad face-off: Razer Raiju vs Nacon Revolution Pro

  • Big-Boss 02/04/2017

    @Fourfoldroot

    I own two v2 DS4 pads and sadly the battery life is exactly the same.
    Reply +2
  • Big-Boss 02/04/2017

    My main issues with the DS4 is the poor battery life, the slightly small stick size and the triggers being free rather than having plastic underneath them to protect them like other controllers do. The sticks can easily be fixed with large rubber grips to both protect and enlargen them but it'd be better if Sony fixed this issue themselves.

    There's no excuse for the poor battery life though which Sony should be ashamed of as the DS3 had fantastic battery life since day one. If they can fix these issues for the PS5 controllers then they'll easily be my favourite controller ever.
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  • April PlayStation Plus games detailed

  • Big-Boss 29/03/2017

    That's.....an interesting lineup. Sony really do need to retire the service for at least the PS3 if not the Vita as well. Maybe then they can actually release some better titles every month on PS4. We're midway through the gen now so there's no excuse for some of the tat we get at times. Reply -4
  • Persona 5 review

  • Big-Boss 29/03/2017

    This is the strongest single year exclusive line-up I've ever seen for any console ever. And we're only in March yet. Incredible. I still haven't finished Yakuza or Horizon yet give me a chance damn you! Reply +39
  • Sources: This year's COD is called Call of Duty: WW2

  • Big-Boss 28/03/2017

    Regardless of your opinion on CoD, I'm not quite sure why some people are calling it desperation by going back to WW2. The franchise is on a three year dev cycle, therefore it was decided quite a while back and well before BF1 was announced that it would return to a WW setting this year. BF1 has nothing to do with their decision.

    I'll give Activision the benefit of the doubt personally, because all past WW CoD games, especially World at War were excellent. This could be the return to form the series needs because the only decent entry released this gen has been BO3.
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  • Nioh now lets you pause the game

  • Big-Boss 25/03/2017

    @Flipper79

    I completely agree with you. It's one of the reasons I believe the Souls series is artificially hard rather than hard by design. If they added a checkpoint and pause system to those games they wouldn't be half as hard as they are now.

    On the other hand you could literally take away the pause and checkpoint feature from any modern game and it would instantly be made harder. That wouldn't be clever design though, it would be cheap and lazy tactics like you said.
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  • Dark Souls 3 patch to improve framerate on PS4 Pro

  • Big-Boss 21/03/2017

    Whilst not a fan of the Dark Souls games, it is odd that FS are aiming for a variable frame-rate rather than a completely locked 30fps with even frame pacing. They could go down the No Man's Sky route and offer both locked and unlocked options. Choice is always the best way to go and I'm sure it wouldn't require any extra work on the developer's part. Reply +4
  • Turok 2 remaster now available on PC

  • Big-Boss 16/03/2017

    Turok 2 and Rage Wars were outstanding games back on the N64. I'd love it if they brought these remasters to PS4. Another vote here for the Cerebral Bore being the best weapon ever :D Reply +3
  • PlayStation 4 update that adds Pro boost mode out tomorrow

  • Big-Boss 09/03/2017

    @_TheDarkSide_

    Yup, they let me keep the pad and game because they were already open and technically not faulty :D I really couldn't believe my luck. A VERY annoying situation turned out to be a highly beneficial one in the end.

    And thanks mate, I'm looking forward to trying out some older gems. It's going to have to wait until Sunday though because I'm working until 10pm the next three days :'(
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  • Big-Boss 08/03/2017

    @captainBlahBlah

    It wasn't, but I bought it from them therefore they should sort it out, especially after a failure that occurred so quickly. Don't tell me you'd contact the manufacturer if something you bought failed within five days. You'd take it back to the shop as well and you know it :P
    Reply +5
  • Big-Boss 08/03/2017

    I got very lucky recently. I purchased a PS4 slim from Argos with an extra pad and Horizon: Zero Dawn for 199.99. But after just five days of use the disc drive failed. Considering my day one PS4 ran flawlessly this was both very surprising and very disappointing. I expect better from a Sony device.

    Anyway, upon returning it I was told they were out of stock of both 500gb and 1tb Slims and they could only give me a refund. After expressing my discontent and asking to speak to a manager, I was offered an upgrade to a PS4 Pro for just 50 extra. I just couldn't say no to that offer.

    So now, even though I don't have a 4k TV I'm very much looking forward to trying out the boost mode on some old favourites. Project Cars will definitely be revisited and I've yet to play Infamous: First Light so looking forward to trying that out at higher frame rates as well. The external hard drive support is also very welcome as my 2tb internal is almost full.
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  • Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Remastered is getting premium DLC

  • Big-Boss 09/03/2017

    They've done this because they know people will pay for it. Just look at all the other publishers. EA, Ubisoft, Warner Brothers - they're all at it. Why? Because imbeciles with more money than sense told them they were happy to bend over for them and pay for the privilege.

    Sadly, we who complain on message boards are a very, very small minority. They couldn't give a fuck what we think because they know they'll still make their money from the weak sheep. Activision are fucked going forward though so I can see why they're trying to make as much money as possible.

    This year's CoD dropped to less than half price within a couple of weeks and only a few days ago the Legacy Edition was selling for less than 28 from simplygames. That would never have happened during the height of their popularity in the PS360 days. The CoD games always held their price until the new one came out. Their cash cow is dying and Acti's desperation to charge for remastered DLC at 50% higher than the original cost is proof of it. It's only downhill from here folks.
    Reply +6
  • Rime comes out in May, costs 10 more on Nintendo Switch.

  • Big-Boss 08/03/2017

    I can think of a good reason - "It's a new console, so we though we'd rip off customers as much as we could. Plus you Nintendo fans have no problem paying 40-50 for last gen ports like Zelda and MK8 so why should we lower our prices?" Case closed. Reply +1
  • Big No Man's Sky update out this week

  • Big-Boss 08/03/2017

    Ignored this at launch due to the mixed reception but it's down to around a tenner or roundabouts most places. It's had a few updates now so I might just pick it up and see what all the fuss was about - for better or worse! :D Reply +2