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  • Amazon, Asda drop Titanfall Xbox One bundle to 349

  • BigDaddy82 11/04/2014

    Being a previous 360 owner I might have gone for the XB1 if it had launched at this price with Titanfall, as it stands though I now have a PS4 (which is actually awesome) and there's no way I'm shelling out this much for a console that has no other exclusives to tempt me in apart from TF. I'm pretty sure I can cope with waiting for the multiplatform Titanfall 2 Reply +11
  • The Division gets a developer just to build its weapons

  • BigDaddy82 10/04/2014

    All we've seen is tech demos so far, realistically there is no way this is out before 2015 Reply +1
  • Kinect Sports Rivals review

  • BigDaddy82 08/04/2014

    I'm not sure how Microsoft didn't realise that if they had put the Rare guys to work on a new Banjo/Diddy Kong/etc game as an exclusive for the XB1 it could have been a system seller. Instead, the Rare team disintegrated years ago and became a shell of it's former self, forced to churn out games like this that no-one asked for, to justify MS bundling their console with the peripheral that no one wanted. Reply +4
  • 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil demo out today

  • BigDaddy82 01/04/2014

    @JStaunton Yes, we established this earlier in the comments...if you'd read the last comments on this matter, you'd know Reply 0
  • BigDaddy82 01/04/2014

    @layleeloo Didn't see the previews, thanks for the link. It's a shame though and I'm not sure I agree with them about last gen being the way to reach audiences. Once I got a PS4 I sold my PS3 and 360, having finished everything I wanted to play on them and draw a line under the last gen of consoles. I can't be the only one... Reply +2
  • BigDaddy82 01/04/2014

    Why is this only last gen? Reply +8
  • Indie horror Caffeine recreates Alien Isolation aesthetic on a shoestring

  • BigDaddy82 01/04/2014

    Not bad, they need to work on the camera movement though it's too fluid and rigid, to be properly immersive it needs to seem like you are controlling a young boy not piloting a camera.

    (Glad I stopped myself typing 'it needs to seem like you are inside a young boy'...)
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  • DICE explains state of Battlefield 4 "netcode issues"

  • BigDaddy82 04/03/2014

    So it's not actually fixed yet? I'm getting a PS4 this weekend and have a copy of BF4 already in preparation, guess I assumed they would have patched the worst bugs out of it by it at least in a playable state? Reply +3
  • Microsoft to take its time with Xbox One Gears of War

  • BigDaddy82 20/02/2014

    @Nikanoru True, maybe an open world Gears of War might tempt me back. We'll see what they have planned I guess Reply 0
  • BigDaddy82 20/02/2014

    For me Gears 1 was good, Gears 2 was ok and Gears 3 was super boring, I didn't play Judgement. I think I just got bored of the world and the characters in general, it wasn't to do with the overall quality of the games, though the repetitive nature of them didn't help (by Gears 3 you could predict when you entered an area full of cover height objects that yet another wave of enemies was going to attack you). I feel sorry for Black Tusk as ultimately I don't think it's a franchise that can possibly be revived, but that's just my personal opinion. I'd rather they let Gears go now and do something fresh and new. Reply +25
  • inFamous: Second Son is likeable, but not yet loveable

  • BigDaddy82 13/02/2014

    Neither provides the glorious thwack and smash of video game combat at its best, alas. Maybe the sound effects are too soft, maybe the animation is too restrained and the camera shake and haptic feedback too gentle? Maybe it's something deeper and more mysterious that an idiot like me could never understand. Whatever's missing, it means that Second Son's combat is absolutely fine, but it doesn't yet thrill you, regardless of how you approach it.
    This, this is my problem with the first two games, they were fun enough but the combat never had the oomph I wanted from it. It didn't help that I played each of them at the same time as the first two Prototype games, and the gloriously over the top violence and combat in those games just made firing electricity in Infamous seem kind of tame to me
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  • Assassin's Creed series ending existence "not exactly true"

  • BigDaddy82 29/01/2014


    I think you'll find other people in agreement with you on here. I am also of the opinion that they should get rid of all the Animus bollocks and just give us an adventure centered around a main character each time with no time travelling faffing about
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  • Tomb Raider Definitive Edition is more than a facelift, dev insists

  • BigDaddy82 18/12/2013

    I was reading through the article waiting for the bit where they said they had added new missions, or re-worked existing ones, or generally added new content outside of pre-existing DLC. Unfortunately all they said is that they added new effects, trees and altered Lara's face. So really, however much of a facelift it is, it's still a facelift. It was blatantly a marketing decision to try to squeeze a few more sales out of a game that didn't meet sales expectations on current gen. It was a great game though, which I won't be playing again, but I will be looking forward to the sequel. Reply +14
  • What the Lego Hobbit game looks like in action

  • BigDaddy82 16/12/2013

    I can tell you guys had trouble filling the word count quota on this article ;) Reply +4
  • Gameplay footage of Xbox One exclusive Quantum Break

  • BigDaddy82 08/12/2013

    I think the game side will be good, I like Remedy, but it would be a shame if it's diluted by the fact that they've mixed it together with a badly acted TV show to try to play up to Microsoft's misconceived 'TV is the future of consoles' notion. Reply 0
  • Fancy new The Division video shows off Snowdrop engine

  • BigDaddy82 08/12/2013


    Let's not forget that this is more than likely simulated in game footage for tech demo purposes, as with the first video they released a while back. I'm sure it'll look nice but let's wait for actual gameplay footage, I reckon Cevat is just fine :)
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  • Pachter: Criterion making military shooter, possibly 2014 Battlefield spin-off

  • BigDaddy82 06/12/2013

    How can DICE turn Battlefield 5 around so quickly after 4 without it becoming Battlefield 4.5? (Just like 4 seemed like 3.5). Surely Mirror's Edge should be the game coming in FY 2015 and BF in FY 2016... Reply +7
  • DICE has halted "future projects" while it fixes Battlefield 4

  • BigDaddy82 05/12/2013


    "Shitting out 4 maps takes only a couple map guys and then some crappy cosmetics and a weapon added to not making an obvious mappack"

    I suppose you think 'shitting out' a full game therefore only requires 2 map guys, a programmer and an artist, right? It's a wonder these games aren't produced more quickly, lazy so and so's
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  • Next-Gen Now: watch Forza Motorsport 5 at 60fps

  • BigDaddy82 20/11/2013

    Backgrounds look terrible as usual, nice in terms of the vistas they've tried to set up, but really lacking in detail, boxy geometry, muddy textures, flat grass etc. Those trees look like they've been re-used from Forza 1. I'm sure it's good for Codemasters to see that Turn10 is still playing catchup, Dirt 3 looked better than this, I mean even Dirt 2 did (though yes I know it only ran at 30fps, but still) Reply +1
  • 'Should Battlefield be an annualised series?' mulls EA

  • BigDaddy82 20/11/2013

    COD might make money by being annualised and it makes sense from a purely business point of view, but from a gamers point of view it suffers as the studios work to strict deadlines - there's no breathing room for creativity (or the staff I imagine). Hence the recent review scores of Ghosts reflecting the decline in innovation and quality. Spreading the workload over different studios also dilutes the talent pool that may have made the game series great originally. As a gamer I would much rather wait for an awesome iteration of a popular game series every two or three years than receive a rushed update of one every year Reply +8
  • Tesco offering 385 PlayStation 4 Knack bundle for launch

  • BigDaddy82 18/11/2013

    Still waiting until at least January until the prices drop/deals become available, then I'll choose between the PS4 and XB1. By that time there should be some decent comparisons of the two as well - might help sway me to get one now if there were any launch titles I fancied for either, but there aren't unfortunately. Reply 0
  • 12 minute video shows us what it's like to use Xbox One

  • BigDaddy82 08/11/2013


    Forza? I'm judging it based on the fact that it was the one game out of their whole XB1 launch lineup that they chose to show off as part of this video. If it wasn't finished or nearly finished they wouldn't have shown it. Given that fact, and the fact that it does actually not look that great, I believe I'm entitled to my opinion. You'll notice I didn't comment on the gameplay, as I've not played it. Don't worry anyway, I was never going to buy it, just commenting on it out of mild curiosity.
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  • BigDaddy82 08/11/2013

    Big 360 fan here, but that video just showcased a lot of stuff I really don't want or need. I just want to play games, not sit in a room talking to my TV. MS put way too much faith in people actually wanting any of this Kinect integration, or maybe I'm just old fashioned. Wanted an XB1 when I hear about it due to my 360 allegiance but now I'm pretty much on the PS4 side of the fence.

    Also is it me or does Forza look pretty ropey? To be fair it always did on 360 (cars looked great, environments not so much) but I expected a bit of an upgrade on next gen. The frame-rate seemed to suffer with all that pausing and switching about too, though maybe it's non-final game code (I'd hope it is)
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  • Call of Duty: Ghosts includes alien-shooting Extinction mode

  • BigDaddy82 28/10/2013

    Nothing is ever 'leaked' when it's to do with COD, surely that's obvious by now? They always deliberately leak information prior to official announcements, just like I predict information on Black Ops 3 will be leaked in a few months time. Don't be fooled EG :) Reply +2
  • A list of every confirmed Xbox One game

  • BigDaddy82 12/06/2013

    It's a good line up, but not in terms of exclusives (none of which are particularly amazing). Seeing as all the decent games are also on PS4 there's nothing here to turn my attention back to XB1 unfortunately (and I am devoted 360 fan currently) Reply +4
  • Forza 5 confirmed to be 1080p 60fps, new trailer released

  • BigDaddy82 10/06/2013

    Looks like typical Forza, great looking cars but lacklustre, bland environments. Will probably be as strerile as usual gameplay-wise too, I'll pass once again. If there's another Forza Horizon coming though, that'd peak my interest Reply -1
  • UK chart: Capcom's new IP Remember Me debuts third

  • BigDaddy82 10/06/2013


    (Re: Cockpits) that's kind of wrong, Codemasters haven't made any proper car interiors and then simply 'removed' them, the interior you can see in that mod is a low detail one used for replay camera shots and when generally viewing the car from the outside (so it looks like it has an interior). It's not intended to be viewed from close-up inside the car, hence the low quality of it in the cockpit view mod. To have made proper high quality interiors for each car would have taken CM a lot more time and effort, hence why they didn't do it (couldn't justify it as not many people use cockpit cam)
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  • BigDaddy82 10/06/2013


    Yes because that modded cockpit view looks totally amazing right? No it doesn't, because an actual detailed cockpit view would have taken a lot more time to put together for each car. If you really think that it was just a case of Codies moving a camera inside every car to provide a 'cockpit' view then you clearly are quite naive when it comes to games development. I don't think CM need to sit in the corner at all, they provided explanation for why they didn't model all the cockpit interiors and for me (one of the 95% who don't use cockpit view) having them spend time on the other areas of the game made a lot more sense. Great game by the way, glad it's hanging on to the top spot.
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  • Grid 2 review

  • BigDaddy82 30/05/2013

    Played it for a couple hours last night, really enjoying it so far. Typical solid Codies racer. Also Chicago looks awesome, really well detailed Reply +2
  • UK chart: Dead Island: Riptide top for third week

  • BigDaddy82 13/05/2013

    Well, really it's just because they chose a good time to release Dead Island, there's no other bigger games out at the moment to take that top spot away from it (everyone who wanted Bioshock probably already bought it). Goes to show the power of finding a good release window.

    Also I'm not necessarily saying Dead Island is a bad game, I thought the first one was enjoyable enough.
    Reply +10
  • Respawn game is reportedly an always-online Xbox exclusive

  • BigDaddy82 30/04/2013

    I wouldn't be surprised if this were true, if the rumours of no second hand games on the new Xbox are also true. The increased sales of their products will be pretty tempting to developers from a business point of view, I can see a lot of good exclusivity deals being made for Xbox based on this. And I say this as someone who'll be very disappointed if that's the case, as I have a 360 and want to get a 720 but if you can't trade in the games that you play or pick some up second hand, it's going to be a very expensive console to own Reply +3
  • Call of Duty: Ghosts listed by Tesco

  • BigDaddy82 24/04/2013


    Not played it, so can't comment on it ;) my post applies to the majority of games though
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  • BigDaddy82 24/04/2013


    Your comment makes no sense, though I understand it was an attempt to be clever. DLC is not content that has been cut from the main game and held back (in some cases though they may use existing map designs or assets to create new content though, or include something that was planned for final release but couldn't make it in due to scheduling).

    DLC nowadays is about keeping people playing games over the course of a year, and giving the people who enjoy those games something fresh to play every few months.

    As an avid COD player I appreciate new map packs, I don't mind paying for them, I get hours of enjoyment out of them. From your point of view you're not being forced to buy them or even care about them, I expect you don't even play COD you're just hanging onto the hate bandwagon because it's cool to do, apparently. There are better things out there to be concerned about.
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  • Darksiders and Red Faction sold to Nordic Games

  • BigDaddy82 23/04/2013

    Darksiders is a kind of average-rated game series so it's understandable that Crytek didn't want it Reply +1
  • Shinji Mikami's The Evil Within announced for cross-gen, 2014 release

  • BigDaddy82 19/04/2013

    Sort of wondering how people can say this looks amazing without seeing any footage from it? It is a cool short film/trailer but it's not really reflective of the game is it? I'm sure the initial gameplay videos will give me an idea of what the game is going to be like so I'll wait for those.

    EDIT: Screenshots look pretty awesome
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  • Beyond: Two Souls preview: David Cage on life after the Rain

  • BigDaddy82 16/04/2013

    Every time I felt I almost got into the article I was distracted by a lame joke :( Reply +5
  • New Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 DLC Uprising has an Alcatraz Zombies map

  • BigDaddy82 04/04/2013

    Awesome, loved Firing Range in Black Ops 1 Reply +11
  • The Hall of Heroes: BioShock Infinite's Fort Frolic?

  • BigDaddy82 27/03/2013

    You guys only have yourselves to blame if you've spoilt anything from coming here. Not only are there multiple spoiler warnings at the top, but why would you choose to read an article on a level from a game you really really want to play but haven't yet?

    Anyway, I've been reading up on the ending a lot, I dismissed it initially because I didn't quite understand it, but there are some decent explanations around, and now that I actually understand maybe 80-90% of what it was all about, I see the game in a different light. I always thought it was amazing, but now I realise it's the only game I can think of in recent memory where I've invested so much time in to finding out all about it AFTER I've finished it. Also the ending really cleverly opens it up for multiple playthroughs, not that I'll be doing that though as with narrative games I find that I do one playthrough, and that becomes my experience. Any more than one is just re-treading ground I've already covered but doing things slightly differently just to see what happens.
    Reply +34
  • You can play BioShock Infinite's ultra hard 1999 Mode without completing the game

  • BigDaddy82 25/03/2013


    I also read that Ken said there wouldn't be boss fights (but there is). We did read though that a lot changed in the extended development. Given the review scores it looks like they all changed for the better
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  • SWAT 4 retrospective

  • BigDaddy82 25/03/2013

    I loved both Swat 3 and 4 and would gladly snap up a new one if they were to bring the franchise back. Spent many hours online on both - it was nice to have a thoughtful, tactical, slower paced FPS multiplayer game to play. The fact that every time you played a mission the enemies were somewhere different kept you on your toes too, lots of replay value. I remember making quite a levels for both games too :) Reply +1
  • Dubstep guns, superpowers and a playable President: Welcome to Saints Row 4

  • BigDaddy82 22/03/2013

    Psst Martin, last line: "they're all yoo busy having fun." ;) Reply +3
  • This is what top-level COD competition ****ing looks like

  • BigDaddy82 21/03/2013

    There's a lot of generalisation going on in this thread. Yes, these guys are clearly morons and they happen to play COD, and yes there is that side to the game. There is however also the side where more civil people like myself play. I really enjoy playing COD with my brother and cousin on a regular basis, we get on the headset and use it as a chance to socialise with each other (we never listen to what's going on in the lobby). I enjoy quietly and politely shooting people in the face. It's a shame people like those in the videos get exposure and give people more fuel to throw on their COD hate fire :\ Reply +3
  • Tomb Raider DLC will be entirely multiplayer-based

  • BigDaddy82 20/03/2013

    The SP was brilliant. I went onto the MP and everyone was warping about in the session I joined (my connection was fine though), so I went back to the lobby to try to find another game. On the lobby screen it would no longer let me press any buttons to actually get into a game, or to do anything else. I took the game back the next day.

    Also agreed with whoever said above me that the MP achievements were stupid. I thought it was ridiculous that they put the 'get to rank 60' achievement in (hate it when developers try to get you to grind through their tacked on MP!), but then I found out there was another achievement for unlocking all characters which actually means you need to have prestiged about 4 times, so you need to be rank 250-ish. Incredibly bad achievements.
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  • Crytek-authorised TimeSplitters Rewind in development for PC

  • BigDaddy82 18/03/2013


    I see your point but Crytek are only interested in making games that will sell millions, which none of the games you mentioned are likely to do. Think about it this way, if only 75k signed a Kickstarter petition for IW to make a new COD game, they wouldn't make it. Crytek will only relaunch the franchise if significant interest is shown to justify it from a business and sales point of view
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  • BigDaddy82 15/03/2013


    Crytek bought Free Rad because Free Rad had closed down of it's own accord. When that happens with game companies, other companies typically come in and try to snap the staff up, to get them working on their own projects. Crytek had them work on Crysis 2 and 3. Same way that Crytek has just taken over Vigil games and made them into Crytek USA, I doubt they'll be making Darksiders there, they'll be working on more Crytek products.
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  • BigDaddy82 15/03/2013


    Companies that can fund games themselves like Crytek shouldn't be asking people for money to start up projects on Kickstarter though, it's likely Crytek realise that
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  • BigDaddy82 15/03/2013


    It's nothing to do with Crytek being lazy, it's all about them making a new Timesplitters viable from a business point of view. Cevat launched a petition for Crytek to make it, not enough people showed interest, so they're not making it. Maybe this mod will remind more people of the franchise and get those petition numbers up, but in the mean time it's not Crytek's fault that it's not being made.
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  • "Why should we ask how long a game is?"

  • BigDaddy82 13/03/2013

    For me it all comes down to how enjoyable a game is. If it's a bit of a slog to get through (e.g. Dead Space 3) I'll end up wishing it was a shorter game. If however I'm really enjoying it, I'd gladly want the length of the game doubled (e.g. Tomb Raider) Reply +7
  • Here's your first look at Payday 2

  • BigDaddy82 12/03/2013

    Looks interesting. The opening section where he is shouting at the hostages to get down on the ground reminded me of the SWAT series of games, man I miss those :( Reply +3
  • Assassin's Creed 4: Black Flag confirmed by Ubisoft, has 60 minutes exclusive gameplay on PS3

  • BigDaddy82 28/02/2013

    Agreed that they should just ditch the Animus entirely and all the convoluted storyline bollocks that goes with it, just give us a pirate adventure where we play as the main character 100% of the game and where I can actually follow the story please! Reply +3