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  • 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.
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  • 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 delayed until 2016

  • 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 0
  • 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 +92
  • 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?
    Reply 0
  • 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.
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  • 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 +3
  • 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 +1
  • 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 +11
  • 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."
    Reply +3
  • 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.
    Reply +2
  • 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.
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  • 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
  • Big-Boss 11/03/2015

    @lukasheinzel1

    Uncharted 4 is delayed until Spring. Spring starts in March and lasts until May. Uncharted has always come out in November traditionally. So you're looking at a delay of around 5-7 months. An Uncharted collection would be perfect to fill that gap considering Sony don't have much else planned for Xmas.
    Reply +2
  • Big-Boss 11/03/2015

    Whilst delays are understandable, Sony is getting a reputation now. Might as well rename their console the DelayStation after DriveClub, The Order and now Uncharted 4 missed their release windows. Crystal Dynamics and MS must be doing backflips right now as Tomb Raider 2 has no competition.

    Hopefully the delay means ND can hit 60fps as there was talk of downgrading the frame-rate to 30. Anyway it'd be nice if we got an Uncharted Remaster collection for Xmas as compensation. Hell it's now essential they fast track those plans because barring some surprise announcements at E3, the PS4 currently has no exclusives coming out this Xmas.

    They're giving MS an open goal to claw back a few million Xbone sales when they have Halo 5, Tomb Raider 2, Quantum Break and Forza 6 releasing versus nothing for the PS4. Sony have grown complacent and dropped the ball big time.
    Reply +11
  • Ori and the Blind Forest review

  • Big-Boss 12/03/2015

    This looks brilliant. Still have my 360 lying around so will definitely pick this up when it launches on there. Reply +2
  • PS4 update 2.50 to add Suspend/Resume feature

  • Big-Boss 12/03/2015

    There's also the ability to finally delete zero percent trophy progress games from your profile. I am most excited about this feature, more so than suspend/resume which I'll likely never use...yes I know I'm sad :(

    The accessibility options are a God send for gamers with disabilities though. I'm surprised it wasn't implemented last-gen. I'm assuming we're also getting friends notifications in this update too since there was a video released a few weeks ago showing it off. Been waiting for that for absolutely ages. I still can't believe such a basic feature, available at launch on both last-gen machines was absent at launch for both current-gen machines.

    If anyone's interested there's a list of some of the expected features available here.
    Reply +46
  • Sony signals end of PlayStation Mobile

  • Big-Boss 11/03/2015

    Another example of why an all-digital future is bad for everyone. Access can be revoked at any time and licenses can expire. A disc will last forever unless you're particularly careless. PC users with hundreds of Steam games should pray bad times don't fall on Valve. If they go, so do the games. Reply +22
  • Is DmC Devil May Cry Definitive Edition a worthy upgrade?

  • Big-Boss 10/03/2015

    The fact that this remaster has an 18gb patch, the same size as the full game, is enough to put me off buying it. It's a fucking remaster for God's sake. The superior PC version is 11-12gb max after the full game and patches have been installed. No way am I wasting my time downloading an 18gb "patch" for a last-gen single player game.

    Until Capcom or NT fix the issue I won't consider purchasing this. I'm sick of devs not optimising their games/patch sizes this gen and forcing us to use up precious HDD space.

    The fact that this game can't hold a locked 60fps on far superior hardware to last-gen also shows how lazy the devs are. There are no excuses for it. There's been no graphical enhancements whatsoever, so a locked 1080p/60fps should have been a cakewalk to achieve.
    Reply +9
  • Physical Dying Light sales overtake The Order and Evolve in UK

  • Big-Boss 09/03/2015

    Says it all that most people are willing to wait an extra month to own a physical copy. Let that "digital-only future" continue to die a slow, painful death. Reply +1
  • Sony and the future of VR

  • Big-Boss 07/03/2015

    @INSOMNiAC

    The sad truth is the PS4 just isnt powerful enough to run anything half decent at 60fps
    MGSV disagrees.
    Reply +16
  • Metal Gear Solid 5 hits Steam two weeks after console

  • Big-Boss 04/03/2015

    @VideoGameAddict25

    Last-gen versions are 30 at Amazon which is a good price IMO. Personally won't be paying a penny over 40 for my PS4 copy though.
    Reply +1
  • Big-Boss 04/03/2015

    Normal version for me thanks, don't need extra tat lying around my house. I have to say though I'm quite disappointed that like Ground Zeroes, we are once again being treated to a generic packshot as opposed to the excellent Shinkawa artwork of previous entries. The steelbook art is even worse.

    Japanese and American owners of GZ got an awesome reversible cover with artwork, but we just got a bunch of useless small print here in the UK. Why the sudden switch to generic packshots for the Europeans? It's not like the old cover art put us off buying the games is it?
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  • Project Morpheus release will be in the first half of 2016

  • Big-Boss 04/03/2015

    @WAusJackBauer

    By that logic isn't it also risky for those other four companies that Sony, a company with a rich history of creating cutting edge technology, is also releasing a VR headset?
    Reply +3
  • Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain release date revealed

  • Big-Boss 03/03/2015

    @Pandy

    Yes, because everyone should play games the way you do right? Perhaps you should also have a go at people who watch movies on DVD/Blu-Ray and choose to ignore the extras and bonus content. I think you'll find most of the world would find you rather arrogant for telling them how to enjoy their entertainment.
    Reply -1
  • Big-Boss 03/03/2015

    @spamdangled

    2 & 4 were the weakest of a great franchise. Calling them pants is stretching it quite a bit considering MGS2 is the highest rated MGS title on Metacritic (96) as well as the best selling in the franchise. MGS4 made some missteps too but again, 94 on Metacritic is far, far away from being pants.

    Ground Zeroes was excellent I agree, but it was a glorified demo whichever way you look at it. The reasons you use as to why it could stretch to 20 hours long can be used for every single game in existence. I've finished MGS3 probably around 30 times over the years. Does that mean it's a 100 hour game? No, it just means I love it enough to play it again and again.

    Not everyone likes replaying games, in fact, I'm the only one out of my friends that replayed GZ after finishing it. All my friends and family played the main mission and moved on. It's a demo no matter how many times you replay it.
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  • Big-Boss 03/03/2015

    @spamdangled

    The only difference being that when Molyneux lies he pisses everyone off, whereas Kojima lying about not making another MGS game makes everyone jump for joy since they're such outstanding games? I'd be happy for him to continue making them until he dies if his standards remain as high as they are.
    Reply +8
  • Big-Boss 03/03/2015

    Day fucking one! Reply -2
  • Mad Max release date set for September on PC, PS4, Xbox One

  • Big-Boss 03/03/2015

    I think WB may want to reconsider this now that MGSV is coming out a few days earlier. It's going to get buried, no matter how good it ends up being. Reply 0
  • Trine 3 announced with gorgeous debut trailer

  • Big-Boss 02/03/2015

    Finally! I was growing tired of Frozenbyte's endless re-releases of the the first two games so it's nice to have a new game to look forward to at last. Going by their track record though I'll probably be waiting a while to play it anyway. Not going to buy the vanilla release when they are likely to release 84738967389 enhanced and directors cut editions a few months later. Reply +2
  • Over a year after release, Gran Turismo 6 finally gets B-Spec mode

  • Big-Boss 26/02/2015

    Didn't both GT4 and 5 have this at launch? Why the delay? Sony need to slap Yamauchi around the ears and tell him to focus. Last I heard he was planning on including upscaled PS3 AND PS2 cars in GT7. That alone is reason enough for me to skip the next game.

    What is wrong with the guy? Forza, for all the things it got wrong with the fifth entry, it at least gave us current gen models for their cars. I wouldn't tolerate PS3 cars in a PS4 game, but the fact PD are still going to use PS2 cars is taking the absolute piss and no one can defend that.
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  • Top factor driving PS4 purchases is "better resolution" - survey

  • Big-Boss 26/02/2015

    @crackerjack245

    You might not have enjoyed Gears of War but to say it's the worst game you've played in 10 years is going overboard don't you think? It might not be everyone's cup of tea (I personally love it), but there are far, far worse games out there.
    Reply +2
  • Big-Boss 26/02/2015

    Interesting survey though it doesn't really give us the full picture. Brand royalty being the top reason to buy an Xbone is pretty sad though. Those defending it should take note that brand loyalty wasn't a top 5 reason for buying either the PS4 or Wii U. Reply +11
  • Face-Off: Resident Evil Revelations 2

  • Big-Boss 25/02/2015

    @Dantonir

    You'd think that, but I can't remember the last time, if ever, that EG used the tagline "PS4 trumps the Xbox One." This isn't the first time they've celebrated the Xbone one-upping the PS4 version though; they did it with CoD: Advanced Warfare:

    "Xbox One campaign gameplay runs more smoothly than PlayStation 4."

    And Strider as well:

    "Xbox won?"
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