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  • PlayStation 4 lifetime sales pass 22.3m worldwide

  • Big-Boss 30/04/2015

    @Power_n_Glory

    so you regret buying a PS4 so early because there were and still are no major games to play but you're out here taking swipes at the Xbox One. Nice!
    I regret buying the PS4 early yes, but I also said that today either current-gen console is worth picking up thanks to last-gen support dying fast. Do you not read or are you deliberately selective in your quoting to suit your agenda? I also said that both the PS4/Xbone don't have enough good first-party exclusives and most people would agree with that.

    A lot of people on here only direct the "no games" argument at the PS4 which is why I debunked those claims with my original post. If presenting facts translates as "taking swipes at the Xbone" for you then that's your problem for being incapable of handling the truth.
    Reply -2
  • Big-Boss 30/04/2015

    @Power_n_Glory

    so if that's your argument, it means the Xbox One and PS4 don't have many exclusives. If we take it a step further and your saying that graphics don't matter, maybe we should stop all this nonsense about resolution differences between the PS4 and Xbox One?
    My argument was more Xbone versus Xbox 360/PC; people are quick to jump on the remasters and ports that are on PS4 but conveniently forget just how many ports the Xbone shares with both the PC and 360. But you're right, the PS4/Xbone don't have that many good first-party exclusives yet.

    Regarding resolution and frame-rate well it's a matter of opinion. At launch the PS4 was nearly 100 cheaper and more powerful. It was a no-brainer to purchase the better hardware at the cheaper price-point as the majority of games people play, regardless of what they try and tell you, are multi-platform titles. Now that they are priced roughly the same and have a comparable games library, resolution doesn't matter as much although I'd argue that frame-rate and performance does and the PS4 has the edge in that department. Again, it's all a matter of opinion.

    Moving on, what the newer consoles do have starting with this year though is a hell of a lot of third-party support which the PS360 won't enjoy. Games like Project Cars, The Witcher 3, Batman - none are coming to last-gen. A current-gen console is definitely worth picking up now.

    I bought a PS4 day one because I fell for the next-gen hype. If I could go back and change that I would. Only now in 2015 has owning a PS4/Xbone made sense because support for last-gen outside of a handful of titles is ending.
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  • Big-Boss 30/04/2015

    @Power_n_Glory

    you can still play 3rd party games like Battlefield, Call of Duty, FIFA and Far Cry on the Xbox 360 as well. But your not getting the same experience but convince yours that the old gen is just as good if you must.
    That doesn't apply to every game though does it? Battlefield and Shadow of Mordor are two of the few games that significantly benefit from better hardware. CoD, Fifa and Far Cry, even Destiny all offer a near identical experience on last-gen hardware. The majority of PS4/Xbone games in 2014 were just prettied up last-gen ports after all.

    I played all the Halo games and Titanfall on my 360 and if anything I got a much better experience than the unstable, and in Halo MCC's case, utterly broken mess of games on supposedly better hardware. Forza Horizon 2 I admit was visually pared back quite a bit when compared to the Xbone version but it performed exceptionally well. It was at least on par with the original FH and that's hardly a negative comparison.

    Of the remaining games I mentioned Ori and Project Spark are hardly demanding games and will see resolution and minor visual cut-backs but nothing I can't live with. If the 360 version of Tomb Raider 2 can reach the original's level of technical performance then that won't be a problem for me either.

    I still enjoy tonnes of games on last-gen which I'm still catching up on. Not to mention the countless classics from the 16-bit era and onwards which I still enjoy today. I enjoy my Wii U quite a bit and the graphics and performance are more than good enough. The PS4 is my de facto current-gen console and thanks to its better visuals, performance, convenience and controller-preference all multi-platform games will be purchased on it. The leaves the Xbone strictly for exclusives and since the majority of its library is available to me on the 360 I have no reason to purchase it. That might change in the next few years but right now it's not for me.
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  • Big-Boss 30/04/2015

    It does amuse me when people still try to convince themselves that the PS4 has no exclusive games. It also amazes me how MS have fooled so many into thinking the Xbone has more exclusive games than it actually does.

    Take away Sunset Overdrive (already inadvertently confirmed as coming to the PC in the future), Forza 5 and Killer Instinct (which may be ported to PC soon as well) and you have next to nothing of note that can't be played elsewhere. Dead Rising 3, Titanfall, Halo MCC, Ori, D4, Ryse, Forza Horizon 2, Project Spark - all are games that people count as a reason to purchase an Xbone yet all are available to play on other platforms.

    Out of that list I have enjoyed Halo MCC+ODST+Reach, Titanfall and Forza Horizon 2 on my Xbox 360. Ori, Project Spark and even the upcoming Tomb Raider 2 can be played on my 360 without ever touching the Xbone console. That's ELEVEN Xbone "exclusives" I can play on my 360.

    If people are going to count the Xbone's cross-platform games as "exclusive" and champion them as a reason to own the system, then maybe these same people should start including titles such as Resogun, Little Big Planet 3, The Last of Us/Tearaway/God of War 3: Remastered and the hundreds of Indie games as "exclusives" for the PS4 too.
    Reply +19
  • The 33 Batman: Arkham Knight Season Pass

  • Big-Boss 28/04/2015

    I have the steelbook edition pre-ordered for 35; WB can get fucked if they think I'm paying a similar price for a few extra hours of filler content. I very, very rarely buy DLC and when I did purchase my first ever season pass I got burnt with Gears of War 3. Learnt my lesson and haven't purchased any season passes/DLC for any other games before release and Batman will be no different. Reply 0
  • In Theory: Nintendo GameCube remasters on Wii U

  • Big-Boss 25/04/2015

    The N64 and Gamecube are my favourite Nintendo consoles. I would love more GameCube HD remasters on the Wii U, but the fact that it's controller doesn't have any analogue buttons means the catalogue of games they could remaster would be limited. Mario Sunshine used the analogue triggers for controlling water pressure for example so that automatically rules out one of the best games that they could have remastered.

    The only way they could make it work is if people used GC controllers hooked up with a GC Adaptor, but that would mean a substantial extra cost for the customer and be completely unreasonable IMO. I honestly don't think we'll see anymore remasters on the Wii U (we hardly get any new games as it is), and the new Zelda game will be a cross-gen swansong for the system like Twilight Princess was for the GC.
    Reply +5
  • Gears of War remaster set for Xbox One - report

  • Big-Boss 25/04/2015

    The original Gears of War is awesome. It was THE game that made me shell out for a 360 and it was worth every penny. Surely this won't just be a standard remaster though? It'll be nine years old soon so it should get a Halo style anniversary makeover to give it the shine it deserves. Reply +12
  • Bloodborne patch 1.03 released

  • Big-Boss 23/04/2015

    Wasn't this patch also supposed to address the frame-rate issues? Reply +3
  • Microsoft apologises for using PC footage in Xbox One Witcher 3 trailer

  • Big-Boss 23/04/2015

    @Sh00terStu

    EG made a DF article about the Xbone version of Diablo 3's 1080p resolution. You can find it here:

    http://www.eurogamer.net/articles/digitalfoundry-2014-diablo-3-xbox-one-1080p-patch-performance-analysis

    You must feel rather stupid right now so please check your facts before posting next time.

    Edit: I see your comment has been deleted. To people wondering what he was on about - the guy was moaning about EG not commenting on the Xbone version of Diablo 3 having 1080p resolution, even though they published a DF article on it.
    Reply +15
  • Metal Gear Online supports 16 players on PS4, Xbox One and PC

  • Big-Boss 21/04/2015

    @ozthegweat

    Ground Zeroes and the gameplay footage of MGSV we've seen so far confirms that last-gen versions won't hamper the current-gen versions. If anything I commend Kojima's commitment to the PS360 versions.

    Watched my brother play Ground Zeroes on the PS3 and apart from the lower frame-rate and resolution the game stood up well against the PS4/Xbone version. Since the current-gen versions look and play so well that's a great achievement.
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  • Mortal Kombat X review

  • Big-Boss 20/04/2015

    What a lengthy, informative review :rolleyes:

    Edit: Sarcasm wasn't obvious it seems.
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  • Goat Simulator herded to Xbox consoles

  • Big-Boss 17/04/2015

    By comparison, I bought the android version for 59p a couple of months ago. It's fun for around an hour and by then you'll have experienced pretty much all the laughs the game has to offer. 7.99 is an utter rip-off. If you have a phone released in the past couple of years it could easilly handle the game at 60fps and you'll be saving a lot of money as well. Reply -2
  • Digital Foundry: Hands-On with Project Cars

  • Big-Boss 17/04/2015

    Why are people criticising DF for using a slightly earlier build? They've done this for countless other games and have updated their articles multiple times if and when changes occur. They'll do the same with this. I've never seen this kind of backlash when other, less popular games have been analysed using near-complete code.

    There seem to be a lot of PCars fanboys in here who can't accept that their game isn't running up to scratch. Namco have said that the code given to DF is submission code. That means it's as close to final as you can get and we are highly unlikely to see noticeable improvements in the final retail version unless the dev can work miracles and release a sizeable patch in time for launch.

    They could do what Ubisoft did with AC: Unity and release a number of patches over time to achieve a stable frame-rate but it seems unlikely. They just don't have those kinds of resources and the game was already delayed from its original Christmas launch. Can you imagine how badly the game would have ran if they stuck to that date? It would've been a car crash.

    If they couldn't fix the frame-rate after an extra five months of dev time then they'll never fix it. Owning a decent PC is the only way to enjoy PCars as it was intended, it's as simple as that.
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  • Big-Boss 17/04/2015

    Forget the locked 30 option, they should be a prioritising a locked 60 option which turns off absolutely every bonus effect to achieve smooth performance. I knew Slightly Mad weren't being truthful when they claimed they had the game running at a stable 60fps. If this was an arcade racer it would have been acceptable at 30fps but not for a sim racer.

    Unless they release some patches to fix the tearing and make the frame-rate a lot more stable I'll be skipping this. I'm sure if they added an option to reduce the car count on consoles and dialled back the weather effects and damage they could hit 60fps. No point in pushing fancy effects if performance takes a significant hit.
    Reply +3
  • Project Cars technical details confirmed

  • Big-Boss 15/04/2015

    @Spuzzell

    My opinion. PC version no doubt will look spectacular on expensively built rigs but on consoles both DriveClub and Forza Horizon has it beat in the looks department. Although they both run at 30fps so can understand why they look better.
    Reply -2
  • Big-Boss 15/04/2015

    @Rexter2k

    60 fps, 1080p/900p, 45 AI opponents, 16 online, dynamic weather etc. on PS4 and Xbox One.
    Polyphony and Turn 10 SERIOUSLY has to step up their game.
    Gran Turismo 5 had dynamic weather, 16 player online and 1080p nearly five years ago on last-gen hardware. Not exactly lagging behind was it?

    The frame-rate was bit of a mess when running the game at 1080p though so hopefully they can lock it at 60 when GT7 comes out. The number of AI opponents was also a result of hardware limitations so hopefully that's rectified in GT7 as well. If Polyphony Digital decide to use last-gen cars again though then I'm out.

    Regarding Project Cars I'm going to wait for a few reviews and some more gameplay footage to show before purchasing. I'm still not convinced that the game is running at 60fps consistently on consoles and since the game is hardly pushing graphical boundaries (on consoles at least) that would be disappointing. Screen tear is also a big NO for a game releasing in 2015. We should have left that in our rear view mirror as soon as the current-gen started.
    Reply +4
  • You can buy Mortal Kombat X Easy Fatalities

  • Big-Boss 14/04/2015

    @TekMerc

    On PS360 the DLC characters for Street Fighter X Tekken were on the disc and they made you pay for an unlock key. Please don't try and paint Capcom in a positive light. They are one of the worst publishers out there for this kind of shit.
    Reply +14
  • Big-Boss 14/04/2015

    These used to be called cheats. For MK I call them "Pre-owned komplete edition." Reply +4
  • Yoshi's Woolly World Amiibo now available to pre-order

  • Big-Boss 14/04/2015

    I can see why resellers on eBay do this but when a retailer sells above RRP it really pisses me off. Nintendo are to blame for this. They always knew that it wouldn't be kids who buy these but rather the grown men in their 40s who just can't get enough of anything they release.

    They've always been poor at releasing adequate stock of popular items and I just don't understand why they do it. The same goes for their games too. People pay ridiculous amounts for out of print games and merchandise when Nintendo could easily just reprint copies and make the money themselves.
    Reply +1
  • Microsoft testing Xbox 360 update that adds 2TB USB support

  • Big-Boss 09/04/2015

    Agree with everyone else, they waited way too long to add this functionality. This should have been added the moment they released the 4GB model.

    It's still not perfect though as a lot of games released in the past couple of years require a hard drive no matter how much USB space you have free.
    Reply +3
  • Tomb Raider reboot has sold 8.5m copies

  • Big-Boss 06/04/2015

    The reboot sold as much as it did because it was on five different systems. Now watch the sequel sell less than half that number until the timed exclusivity deal ends. Reply +39
  • Face-Off: Borderlands: The Handsome Collection

  • Big-Boss 30/03/2015

    Borderlands: The Fugly Collection then. Another example of a rushed, unoptimised hack job of a release. This is very similar to the Halo: MCC ports. Not only do they both suffer from terrible performance drops but both sets of games routinely wipe campaign data.

    In Borderlands: THC you're also likely to lose your character level data after exiting the game. The current-gen depresses me. Most publishers/developers just do not give a fuck anymore.
    Reply +7
  • Performance Analysis: Bloodborne

  • Big-Boss 28/03/2015

    Holy shit that MP frame-rate is poor. Probably worth waiting a month for Sony to release that patch before buying. I've said it before and I'll say it again, developers need to aim for a minimum of a locked 30fps this gen. It's easily achievable when devs optimise their games.

    Just look at how good games like Infamous, DriveClub, Killzone and MGSV look. The first three operate at a locked 30fps if not higher and MGSV is locked 60fps. I know people seem to dislike hearing it but it IS a case of devs being lazy. A locked 30fps is hardly ambitious and all games should be hitting that target with zero excuses.
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  • Big-Boss 24/03/2015

    Those load times are horrendous. Here's hoping next-gen consoles all ship with SSD drives. They're getting cheaper by the week and should be quite affordable in 4-5 years time when new consoles are likely to launch.

    It's nice to see a developer working quickly to address the loading times and frame-rate issues but it really should have been fixed before launch.

    Anyway I hope people buying this game enjoy it, I clearly don't get the excitement. Played both Demons and Dark for a few hours and lost patience quickly. But everyone else seems to love them so there's clearly something wrong with me :(
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  • The Legend of Zelda Wii U will not launch in 2015

  • Big-Boss 28/03/2015

    Hopefully Nintendo have some surprises this year at E3. Exclusives that appeal to me are very thin on the ground for both Wii U and PS4 in 2015. As an owner of both that concerns me. Reply +3
  • Sony cuts PlayStation TV UK price to 45

  • Big-Boss 27/03/2015

    Much better price. I sold my Vita a while ago so if this supported more of Sony's own exclusives such as Uncharted, Gravity Rush etc I would have snapped one up immediately. As it stands there are just too many Vita exclusives which are incompatible with the device to make it a worthy purchase. Then there's those wallet raping memory card prices... Reply +1
  • Bloodborne review

  • Big-Boss 27/03/2015

    @fabio78

    Street Fighter 5 is also being development with the help of Sony. Not moneyhat.
    No it isn't. If Sony was helping fund Street Fighter V it wouldn't be appearing on PC. No Sony funded PlayStation game has ever appeared on PC. It's a moneyhat.
    Reply -2
  • Big-Boss 27/03/2015

    @Arsecake_Baker

    It's a shame it's not mutlti platform, people will be missing out on this, i'm playing it and loving it.

    Platform exclusivity is killing gaming and is an abhorrent practice, on all sides!
    Platform exclusives are bad if they're like Tomb Raider 2 on Xbone or Street Fighter 5 on PS4; moneyhats. Bloodborne isn't a moneyhat which I'm sure people are tired of explaining now. It's a joint project between Sony Japan and From Software, the same deal that made Demon's Souls exclusive to PS3. It's funded by Sony therefore won't appear on other platforms.
    Reply +96
  • Borderlands: The Handsome Collection has 16GB day one patch on Xbox One

  • Big-Boss 26/03/2015

    Both patches are atrocious in size, but the Xbone one in particular again highlights how poor MS' patching system is this gen compared to last. Both versions of the game are missing the same content so why is the Xbone's patch double the size? MS has swapped places with Sony in terms of user convenience big time in that regard. Reply +2
  • PS4 firmware 2.5 release date and details

  • Big-Boss 26/03/2015

    Finally deleted loads of zero percent games from my profile. You can delete any game from any PS system, not just strictly PS4 so it makes it even better. Sony should also give PS3 and Vita owners an update that let's them delete their zero percent trophies since it's this simple.

    I'm surprised and disappointed to confirm that there are STILL no friend notifications though. Sony showed them off in a video months ago, so how they still haven't made the cut is absolutely unacceptable. We are now 16 months into the PS4's life and still have to manually check when a friend comes online. Ridiculous.
    Reply +6
  • Big-Boss 25/03/2015

    Surely friend notifications are included as well? Sony advertised it themselves a few months ago, so if they still aren't included then it's absolutely ridiculous. Reply 0
  • MGS5: Ground Zeroes 5.79 in PlayStation Store Easter Sale

  • Big-Boss 25/03/2015

    Ground Zeroes should be price frozen - 5.79 is pretty much the level of value it offers and I say that as a huge MGS fan. Ni No Kuni is an absolute bargain at 4 though with hours upon hours of gameplay......it's also a full game and STILL cheaper than GZ :P Reply +2
  • Face-Off: Final Fantasy Type-0 HD

  • Big-Boss 25/03/2015

    @telboy007

    I would LOVE a home console version of Crisis Core. Never owned a PSP but FF VII is my all-time favourite FF game and Crisis Core was highly rated by fellow fans. I'm a bit a surprised they didn't remaster that game first, surely it was more popular than Type-0?

    Oh well, maybe it's the surprise release SE has planned for later this year. It has to be Crisis Core or FF XII HD surely?
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  • Is Bloodborne the best game ever, or just the second best?

  • Big-Boss 24/03/2015

    @Guy.J.

    PES15 has a pause function but the PS button doesn't auto-pause it. It's really annoying. Looks like it's upto the developer to enable such functionality but it really should be a system level feature for all single player games at the very least.
    Reply +2
  • Devil May Cry 4: Special Edition due this summer, new additions detailed

  • Big-Boss 23/03/2015

    I know people won't agree with this but Capcom waited way, way, WAY too long to release this. It's been over seven years!

    60fps was the biggest selling point they could offer over the original but it was already there to begin with and the new content is skin swaps and an extra character. 1080p resolution won't make a huge difference to a graphics engine released in 2008 either.

    Also, they should have released this on last-gen as well. No reason to ignore the original buyers who haven't upgraded to newer consoles yet.
    Reply -3
  • Batman: Arkham Knight delayed by a few weeks

  • Big-Boss 23/03/2015

    I only finished Arkham Origins a few days ago so I don't mind the wait. It's not like anything is coming out around the same time anyway so can enjoy it without the distraction of other releases. Can't wait :D Reply +2
  • The best PS4 games

  • Big-Boss 22/03/2015

    Poor list. I doubt anyone bought a PS4 to play ports of games they played on last-gen. Infamous: Second Son and DriveClub should definitely be on that list in place of P.T (a demo no matter how good it was) and Destiny, which seems to be on there just because EG bummed the hell out of it.

    Transistor also deserves a place. Another example of EG's poor new scoring system where games scoring 9/10 like Transistor are overlooked on this list for lower scoring games like Destiny.
    Reply +15
  • God of War 3 Remastered announced for PS4

  • Big-Boss 20/03/2015

    @Suarez07

    Completely agree with you. I too enjoy trolling Skippy's articulate and well argued "opinions." :lol:

    Just need to wait for his best mate to come in and defend him now :rolleyes:
    Reply +2
  • Big-Boss 20/03/2015

    @cloudskipa

    I agree, which is why I addressed your blinkered argument, not you you old chap ;)
    Reply +4
  • Big-Boss 20/03/2015

    @cloudskipa

    Hilarious. I think you need to learn the definition of ad hom before throwing it around so carelessly and playing the victim.
    Reply +2
  • Big-Boss 20/03/2015

    @cloudskipa

    Hang on, I know Sony canned that quite interesting looking IP that Santa Monica were working on in favour of more God of Waaaaar.
    You mean just like MS forced Black Tusk to stop working on their new IP in favour of more Gears of Waaaaar? :rolleyes:
    Reply +12
  • Big-Boss 20/03/2015

    @cloudskipa

    Woo! Exciting, this was a total classic. Just remember to leave some games as PS3 exclusive Sony.
    Don't forget to remind your MS overlords to leave Halo Reach and Wars exclusive to the 360. You've already expressed your delight at the prospect of them being remastered for the Xbone so I'm sure you won't care when MS opt against "leaving them exclusive to the 360."
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  • Big-Boss 20/03/2015

    @A_FAN

    to many remakes not enough new games

    Thats the problem.

    I like remakes, the last of us, datk souls 2 etc. but weres the new stuff.

    And I totally get that new ip takes time and money but its just getting frustrating
    Sony has released four new IPs on the PS4 so far. Knack, DriveClub, The Order 1886 and Bloodborne. So there is plenty of new stuff, even if it doesn't always work as is the case with Knack and The Order.
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  • Big-Boss 20/03/2015

    Should be both GoW 3 and Ascension. I'll be skipping it either way. An Uncharted trilogy is the only Sony published remaster I really want. Reply +10
  • New PS4 patch boosts Resi Revelations 2 performance

  • Big-Boss 20/03/2015

    Should be a locked 60fps on both current-gen consoles. Capcom have zero excuses. Reply +22
  • Telltale hints at more The Walking Dead before season three

  • Big-Boss 20/03/2015

    I thought 400 days was a shameless cash grab. It added nothing to TWD universe apart from introducing you to a character who joins your party in season 2. Season 2 itself wasn't great for me compared to the outstanding first season and its brilliant protagonist.

    I'd rather they focussed on season 2 of Fables. The world was much more interesting and the story and characters a lot darker aswell.

    I'd still be up for a season 3 of TWD, but please don't give us another pointless 400 days style episode.
    Reply -1
  • Konami announces plan for brand new Metal Gear series

  • Big-Boss 20/03/2015

    No Kojima, no MGS. The franchise started with him, it'll end with him. MGSV will be the last game I play from the series. Reply +2
  • Hideo Kojima's name removed from Metal Gear Solid 5 branding

  • Big-Boss 19/03/2015

    He's leaving, no doubt about it. A sad, sad day for MGS fans. Looks like Kojima Productions is shutting down too with the team likely to disband. The new Silent Hill will probably end up being shit as well with Kojima exiting. Looks like this time he wasn't lying when he said it would be his last Metal Gear game.

    These aren't good signs. Konami have a habit of destroying once legendary franchises after the original creators have left. Castlevania and Silent Hill suffered the same fate. Just watch how Konami turn MGS into some shitty third person action shooter for "mass market appeal."

    This is especially depressing for Kojima. He spent 28 years building his premier franchise and will now have no rights over it. The end of a glorious era.

    *wipes tear*
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  • Square Enix teases an unannounced console JRPG for fiscal 2015

  • Big-Boss 18/03/2015

    My money is on an FFXII Remaster. Reply +11
  • Uncharted 4 delayed to spring 2016

  • Big-Boss 12/03/2015

    @grassyknoll

    Considering the Xbone is selling far better than the 360 was at the same point in its life I don't really know where you're getting your predictions from. The Xbone is doing badly when compared to the PS4 which has been a runaway success. But when compared to its predecessor it's outpacing it quite easily. You need to lay off that Sony Cream Soda mate.
    Reply +3