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  • Titanfall adds in-game currency, ability to buy Burn Card packs

  • BigDannyH 24/07/2014

    @NathanDaviesUK
    I can't work out why my interest in Titanfall dropped so quickly. In fact, I'm not sure it ever had me. I think there was just too much going on all the time, lacked any pacing.

    Maybe I'm looking back with rose-tinted glasses but my best times in a MP shooter were with MW2 (I missed the original MW). Used to play it with my flatmate and it was all about fighting your way to a decent position, holding it while you rack up some kills then, when you spotted a gap, moving to the next spot before getting grenaded to oblivion. It was fast-paced most of the time but you also had moments to breath.

    Titanfall felt to me like constant craziness, which I didn't find that enjoyable. I wanted to love it! I was super hyped for it and was one of the mugs who early-adopted on the XB1, Kinect and everything. Just never got the bug.

    Also, I don't think the "everyone gets a Titan" was the way to go. I used to love the kill streak rewards in CoD, something to aim for. The Titans felt like you had one kill streak reward that everyone ended up getting.
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  • Five Chinese Dota 2 players win $5m

  • BigDannyH 22/07/2014

    @Der_tolle_Emil
    Is it a double-elimination format, i.e. if you lose you get sent to the losers bracket and are only out if you then lose again?

    Street Fighter uses that format and it works really well. You're left with a player waiting in grand finals on the winners side who then needs to lose two sets to be beaten but, with most 2 out of 3 sets lasting less than 10 mins, you can get through the whole top 8 in under 2 hours.

    If never seen that format before I started watching Street Fighter and it completely confused me. Works perfectly for short games though.
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  • Hearthstone's Naxxramas cards revealed, bosses detailed

  • BigDannyH 22/07/2014

    I got my mate into HS when I first came across it a few months ago and still had the buzz. Said buzz has dimmed for me but he's now amazing at it. He doesn't spend much money on it, has just bought a few packs to support the developers, but regularly smashes it on Arena. He's had a couple of 12 win decks recently.

    I now only play when he's round at my gaff but I think this SP stuff will bring me back in later this week.

    The main thing I'm looking forward to is the new catchphrases! Also, might try changing the language to Spanish to try and pick up a few Spanish words. Good way to learn, right?
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  • QuakeCon 2014 sale begins with Dishonored for £6.79

  • BigDannyH 18/07/2014

    @bad09
    "Runs a lot better than the original too."

    I was wondering whether I should just buy the stand alone original version, but that's sold me on the BFG edition! Probably v.little difference in price once they get reduced too.

    Back on topic - Dishonored for £2.50 is an absolute steal. Fun game with some interesting mechanics and a great atmosphere. I think that Dishonored and Far Cry 3 are the ones that got me back on the SP FPS wagon. And Resistance 3 just before that.

    I've got Painkiller: Black Edition on my unplayed Steam library (I think that's "the good one" but may have chosen poorly) and the new Shadow Warrior on the wishlist. Good times!
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  • BigDannyH 18/07/2014

    @bad09
    The GOTY bundle of Dishonored is £6.79 on Steam, the game by itself is only £2.50.

    I got Wolfy during the Steam sales and I'm really enjoying it. Should be done soon so may have to pick up Doom 3 BFG tomorrow.

    I've never played Doom 3, do people think it'll hold up.

    Also got Metro Last Light in the sale, played a couple of hours and it's great too. I played quite a lot of MP FPS games over the last few years and it put me off the FPS genre. Now I'm remembering how great SP first person games are!
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  • Microsoft is shuttering Xbox Entertainment Studios, original programming

  • BigDannyH 17/07/2014

    @dirtysteve
    I agree, it's utter nonsense. Who writes a public statement full of management speak that makes so little sense?

    I think we have to give Sony credit for their focus, they appear to be singing from the same hymn sheet while MS's decisions seem like they're made by hundreds of different people with different ideas and many of them don't seem interested in gaming.

    When they release statements like that and chase after live TV like they did, you realise how stupid supposedly clever people can be. Live TV!?! How could they not see its on the way out?

    Rant over.
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  • Video: Why do Japanese games tell you characters' blood types?

  • BigDannyH 17/07/2014

    Watched the video yesterday, was my new thing learned that day.

    Well done on all the subs OX, glanced at this the other day and it's sky rocketed up to over 375k! Good work.

    Would be interested to know if any video on particular resulted in a load of extra subs.
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  • The International Dota 2 tournament down to final eight teams

  • BigDannyH 16/07/2014

    @magicpanda
    I'm finding it very hard to understand what's going on. I think, like most sports, I'm going to need to play it to understand why these guys are so good at it.

    My only experience of anything like a MOBA is a few games of Awesomenauts, which is of course pretty basic. Even then I struggled to know what I should be doing. There seems to be some much more going on here.

    I think the thing I'm struggling with is the lack of an obvious focal point. Most traditional sports have a really obvious focal point, often a ball. Means that you have a good idea when and where something meaningful is going to happen.

    The eSport I watch is Street Fighter. A 1v1 fighter, the focal points are clearly the fighter's avatars. Anyone can see if who's winning (the guy who's being beaten up less!) but, if you haven't played a decent amount of the game, the "sport" of it would still be lost on you.
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  • BigDannyH 15/07/2014

    @magicpanda
    @wyp100

    Cheers guys, will check it out!
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  • BigDannyH 15/07/2014

    Due to the huge prize money involved I'm quite interested to watch this even though I don't play MOBAs and only have a very basic understanding of how they work.

    Where is this being played? Is it broadcast at a time friendly to UK viewers?

    I'm also assuming the commentators are good enough at explaining the action for me to understand something big is happening. Commentating for big esport events is usually very decent. And let's be honest, they can't be as bad as bloody Lawro on the WC final!
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  • Blurred lines: Are YouTubers breaking the law?

  • BigDannyH 16/07/2014

    @Sir_Walter_Rally
    I'm playing Wolfenstein at the moment and it's ace. Personally, on the 9-10 hours I've played, I'd give it a good 8/10. Would've been less surprised by a 9 than a 6.

    However, I don't think it's biased. I just don't see the angle?

    I guess my starting point is assuming, perhaps naively, that EG aren't biased, which must be where we differ. Starting from the opposite viewpoint you could argue that they haggled with Bethesda for a better deal, got turned down and then gave it a lower score. That implies the websites are far more actively involved, which just sounds too risky. Their reputation must be worthier to them than a publishers.

    I think I'm going to have to read the review again now I've got my hands on the game.
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  • The Evo fighting game tournament has a new champion

  • BigDannyH 14/07/2014

    @TekMerc
    +100
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  • BigDannyH 14/07/2014

    @5lectro
    I know, it wasn't even like Wes put a name in the subtitle.

    I reckon I could have easily avoided spoiling it by simply seeing the main title mention Evo and skipping on.

    Worst spoiler I ever got was when I watched the F1 with my sister (she's a big fan) while recording the Utd game. With about 10 laps to go the commentator said something like "let's hope we get a finish like we've just had in the premier league game where Everton have made it 4-4 against Utd." WTF!
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  • BigDannyH 14/07/2014

    Thanks for the spoiler-free article heading Wes!

    I decided to get up at 6am and squeeze in the twitch replay of the SF finals before work, great stuff.

    I was originally loving that a European got into top 8 for the first time, to then come back from losers bracket through all those Japanese Topanga league heavyweights was brilliant! I don't think I've ever supported a Frenchman like that before.

    Tres bon, Luffy!
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  • Xbox One now supports trial and unlock game demos

  • BigDannyH 11/07/2014

    Demos are a funny one.

    I once heard that games with demos actually sold less than those without. My instant thought was "bollocks" but, actually, it makes sense.

    There are quite a lot of games where I'm intrigued and want to give it a go, sometimes I'll decide it's interesting enough to take a punt on and buy it. Then, even if it doesn't quite live up to my expectations, I'll probably play quite a bit to "get my money's worth".

    However, if there's a demo, the trial has to be pretty impressive to persuade me to keep playing. Inevitably not all games are amazing and the small taster was all I needed.

    PS+ is another example of this. I can't be the only one who is less likely to dedicate time to a PS+ game because I feel like it's "free" (even though it isn't).
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  • Peculiar Skullgirls message confuses, catches those who pirate the game

  • BigDannyH 10/07/2014

    @DreadedWalrus
    That thing looks super cheap, annoying, impossible to stop and will eventually kill you. Can't think why the developers would use it to try and stop piracy ...
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  • Microsoft offers select Xbox 360 users $75 rebates for buying Xbox Ones

  • BigDannyH 09/07/2014

    Buying a PC during the crazy long last gen has ruined this new gen for me.

    The consoles themselves are cheap, but the game prices and online fees mean that you constantly feel ripped off when you've been exposed to Steam. Overall you probably get decent value and everything is easier when gaming on a console, but the initial saving followed by over paying constantly feels like death by 1000 cuts.

    MS should have stuck with their plan of effectively "going digital" as, by taking out the secondhand market, they could have reduced game prices. They wimped out at first by trying to keep discs, which confused everyone and made them look so dodgy, and then fucked it all up by backtracking.
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  • Hearthstone's Curse of Naxxramas single-player pricing detailed

  • BigDannyH 09/07/2014

    £13.99 seems reasonable to me. Especially as, like many others, I've played hours of Hearthstone and only every purchased one bundle of packs for a fiver.

    I'd be surprised to see too many complaints but, then again, this is the internet.
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  • Free eBook teaches us how to play fighting games

  • BigDannyH 08/07/2014

    @sherpa1984
    I know what you mean about the tutorials being shite for beginners. There's often a lot to learn and they throw it at you all in one go, an information overload. They could learn a lot by restricting your options for a little while, a bit like the ace Hearthstone tutorial. For example, do you really need to know about the focus attack and the FADC when you've only played the game for 20 mins?

    The SF trials could be great for teaching people combos, but they don't offer any feedback when you get it wrong. An example video showing the inputs would be a start. An indicator of if you pressed the button too soon or too late would also help. They'd still be super hard to do but at the moment they can drive you crazy!

    That lightbulb moment when you realise how to combo a normal move into a special move is awesome though. I figured out Ryu's low MK into fireball before my mate and he couldn't beat me for a week.
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  • BigDannyH 08/07/2014

    @wyp100
    Thanks Wes, I'll be back to read the article once I've watched the archives.

    Had a very quick look at the ebook on the way to work. Even after having played SF pretty regularly for the last few years I know I have so much to learn. Such as fantastic game.

    Love the “speed-chess-poker-magic-the-gathering-rock-paper-scissors-fighting” description.
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  • BigDannyH 08/07/2014

    Wes, quick request. Please can you, as you have in the past, not include the winner of the Evo Street Fighter tournament in the heading or sub-heading of your article on Monday (spoiler purposes).

    The WC final and the ungodly hour Evo ends will mean I'm going to have to wait until Monday evening to catch up.

    The World Cup final and Evo finals on the same day is like having your birthday on Xmas day. Simultaneously awesome and annoying.
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  • "It's not historically accurate!"

  • BigDannyH 05/07/2014

    @E1
    Please don't respond as though you represent the majority of EG readers, you can't possibly know what everyone's thinking.

    To all those upset by this article's existence, all I can ask is why? Ok, historical inaccuracy isn't news to anyone (although the "because sword" was interesting) but the article is completely inoffensive.

    If you're really upset, either don't read the article or don't come back to the site, but definitely don't come here to whine about just wanting to read about games and only games, plenty of places to do that.
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  • NIS America Europe online store launches with "ridiculous prices"

  • BigDannyH 02/07/2014

    If we don't like the price, we shouldn't buy the product. It's the only way to be heard. See the XB1 and 3DS as examples of the company reaction to low sales. Reply +3
  • The sickening side of the Steam summer sale

  • BigDannyH 28/06/2014

    @Deionarra
    Good to hear!

    I generally feel the right price for games is around £25. I imagine a lot of people who buy games plough through them, trade them in and end up spending around £15-25. However they then don't own the game anymore and contribute to the secondhand market cycle (although they do also help the developers by paying full whack early on). Personally I'd rather wait a month, play something on my list of shame, end up paying £25 (new) and keep it.
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  • BigDannyH 28/06/2014

    Wolfenstein got that extra discount I'd been waiting for.

    50% off, £17.50, insta-buy! Straight to the top of the popular sales chart, too.

    Take note Xbox. Anywhere near £20 and I'd have bitten your hand off for Wolfenstein. But £40+ for the digital version is far from tempting.
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  • Shovel Knight review

  • BigDannyH 26/06/2014

    @onyxbox
    Only this morning I was wishing for a 3DS game to be on the Vita (RE Revelations) but, as the game is a love letter to the NES, I think I'll let this one off.

    Wouldn't mind knowing a release date though ...
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  • Titan Souls rolls some of the greatest games into one

  • BigDannyH 26/06/2014

    This game looks like my cup of tea.

    And did I hear there will be a Vita version. Oh boy!

    Do people think that the number of games that get released for PS4 & Vita simultaneously is just down to a big push from Sony? Or is it also just relatively easy for developers to port games from the PS4 to the Vita (and vice versa)?

    Whatever the reason, I love it.

    I really do not understand how the 3DS outsells the Vita by more than 10-1. I was playing RE Revelations on the train to work and, while it's ok and I'm persevering, I'm constantly thinking "this would be so much better on the Vita". The single thumb disc thing is shite, the screen makes the dark scenes hard to see and, even though I have the XL, it's just not as comfortable (I found the tiny original horrible to hold).
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  • PlayStation Plus gets TowerFall, Strider and Dead Space 3 in July

  • BigDannyH 25/06/2014

    @AnsemsApprentice
    I thought DS3 was quite good. The microtransaction thing was bollocks but I don't think it really affected the overall game.

    Although I must confess to putting it down just after hitting the snow planet. May have been the tipping point.
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  • Modder makes console GTA 5 a first-person game

  • BigDannyH 24/06/2014

    While it doesn't need to be first person, I really dislike the shooting mechanics in GTA. The auto-aim makes it almost redundant but without it the shooting sections become incredibly difficult and even less enjoyable.

    I know GTA is open world, which must make creating areas for a shoot-out more difficult, but the mechanics in Gears of War seem far better without the need for the uber auto-aim. The cover mechanics in GTAV are actually pretty good but the shooting leaves a lot to be desired.

    Fortunately racing round the city in a decent car is brilliant, the writing's great (and funny) and it looks amazing. But if it had the shooting of a Gears (or unarmed combat anywhere near the Arkham games) it'd be even more fantastic.
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  • Mirror's Edge 2 has to support Oculus Rift and Project Morpheus, right DICE?

  • BigDannyH 20/06/2014

    As boring as it sounds, I'm staying firmly on the fence for VR.

    The list of reasons I don't think it's the future is pretty long (motion sickness, that it seems like a fad and feeling like a berk wearing the headset are the main ones) and the only thing keeping me on the fence is the rave reviews people give the Oculus.

    Gonna let someone else do the taste test for me.
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  • Editor's blog: I am sexist

  • BigDannyH 19/06/2014

    @penhalion
    I think accusing Ubi of sexism for not including female avatars is a little harsh. Personally I think they should just go Mass Effect and use the same animations, forgetting that Fem Shep is supposed to be a lady, but I can understand the argument of doubling the programming time.

    For me, the issue is that 95% of games have a male protagonist. I've no problem playing as Lara Croft or Decapre, but I guess we need more ballsy producers and to vote with our wallets.
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  • Creepy horror Outlast available for Xbox One today

  • BigDannyH 19/06/2014

    @MrMattAdz
    It's good to see MS dropping their ridiculous "Xbox first" policy. Seemed like a dick move when it was introduced but it's complete nonsense now they're not the leading console.

    I hope they start joining the digital sales movement soon, been holding out for Wolfenstein on the XB1 at around the £20-25 mark and don't want to go second hand (still want to support the devs but I don't feel I can drop £50 on it). PC might steal the sale with the Steam sale approaching.
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  • Original Fallout games arrive on Steam priced £3.99 each

  • BigDannyH 19/06/2014

    @J0rdan_KZ
    Was just about to ask when the sale starts, cheers!
    Reply +1
  • Notch defends Minecraft dev Mojang from "worse than EA" claims

  • BigDannyH 16/06/2014

    @DyneVyse
    Exactly.

    Cars also cost thousands of pounds due to the fact the buyers are aware of the resale value.

    It winds me up that cars are the go to comparison when people talk about ownership of digital media, they are in no way comparable!
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  • Your first look at Homefront: The Revolution gameplay footage

  • BigDannyH 11/06/2014

    The game mechanics look quite interesting, I liked the use of the phone and the interface for the gun modification stuff.

    I really don't like the "American's being invaded by foreign military with far more advanced weaponry" line though. Not sure the games clever enough to be highlighting how it's usually the opposite (although maybe that's not fair on Crytek UK).

    Also, I'd advise against calling the areas being patrolled by Korean police the "yellow zones".
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  • Does The Division live up to its promise?

  • BigDannyH 11/06/2014

    @masterofchaz
    "I mean who talks like that when playing?"

    I thought the exact same thing. Sounded absolutely nothing like when I'm gaming with my mates.

    No bad jokes. No cursing their own incompetence. No swearing when they got shot. One of them had a little laugh at the end but all seemed so serious.

    I guess they're trying to portray a certain atmosphere for the game but I've never known of anyone who plays games like that.
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  • Sony had more wow moments, but Microsoft has closed the competence gap

  • BigDannyH 10/06/2014

    @ToiletDuck
    "so you didn't catch the full conferences but Sony was the best? Sounds a little biased tbh."

    Just to clarify, I said I didn't catch the conferences in full (didn't fancy staying up until 4am!) but felt Sony had the best exclusives. Means I've read the summaries, watched the trailers and prefer the Uncharteds & Bloodbornes to the Halos and Sunset Overdrives. I didn't say "Sony's was the best!".

    As far as bias goes, I'm one of the few XB1 owners ... and I don't own a PS4. I'm waiting for the Sony exclusive to force my hand and, while I can feel it coming, looks like it might not be for a while.

    So looks like I'll be playing Far Cry 4 on the XB1.
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  • BigDannyH 10/06/2014

    I didn't manage to catch either conference in full but I feel Sony showed off the more interesting exclusives.

    Far Cry 4 is the 2014 game I'm most excited about though, looks brilliant!
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  • Limbo developer Playdead reveals Xbox One timed-exclusive Inside

  • BigDannyH 09/06/2014

    On my journey home, catching up with the MS Presser. This is easily the most interesting trailer I've seen.

    Looks bloody great.
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  • Destiny's Xbox One resolution raised after Kinect GPU reserve removal

  • BigDannyH 09/06/2014

    @rainmein
    "Sounds to me like Snap and/or system voice control do not work in these games with disabled Kinect?"

    My first thoughts exactly.

    I've always thought using Skype while playing online with mates would be fun, even though I've never done it through Kinect.

    Also, surely anyone wanting to stream through Twitch with Kinect are going to struggle.

    If it's just the voice command and motion control stuff that we're losing, rather than the basic camera and microphone functionality, then fine. I've never felt the need to "snap" anything anyway.
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  • Square Enix trademarks point to new Tomb Raider game reveal

  • BigDannyH 09/06/2014

    Would be all over another Guardian of Light, great co-op game. Reply +5
  • Valve issues warning about Steam Early Access games

  • BigDannyH 05/06/2014

    @the_sas_man
    Agreed, these are clearly labelled on Stream as "Early Access", up to the consumer to assess the risks of what they're getting into.

    Most of these early access games are only a tenner, too. Not the harshest lesson to be taught if it doesn't work out. Personally I see it as helping out the developers as they go along, if they screw me over then they lose my long-term custom.
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  • Ultra Street Fighter 4 update live now

  • BigDannyH 03/06/2014

    @VANGUARD-CAT
    Good point, well made.

    Fans are all over these updates, and yearly seems about right to mix things up without shifting the goalposts too often. In fact, the Marvel vs. Capcom 3 scene is suffering precisely because there's not going to be any further updates and the popular, powerful play styles, which only become apparent after a reasonable period of time, are getting so boring to watch.

    The annoying thing is that Disney / Marvel don't have the expertise to make a fighter anywhere near as accomplished as the Capcom verses games and it probably wouldn't take too many changed to breath new life into the UMVC3 scene.
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  • Ultra Street Fighter 4 review

  • BigDannyH 03/06/2014

    @Cyberlith
    " "Dick Move" has been Capcom's signature move for this series lately. It's pretty OP and they just spam it till they win."

    +1
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  • BigDannyH 03/06/2014

    @rivuzu
    I can't work out why they're not doing a next-gen version? It seems like easy money and the perfect time to do it. I reckon they may even have picked up new players eager to buy something on their PS4.

    Possibly they've just not announced it as they want people to buy the old-gen upgrade now and then buy the whole game again in 6-9 months on the next-gen consoles. While not unbelievable it'd be such a dick move.
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  • BigDannyH 03/06/2014

    Love me some Street Fighter and I really hope this mixes up the pro level play. Not because I play at pro level (I'm shite) but I love the tournaments.

    The choice for me isn't whether to buy Ultra, it's what to buy it on.

    I think I'll suck it up and buy the 360 upgrade but if it was out on PC tomorrow as well it'd be tempting. Would've been all over a next gen version too.
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  • Amazon lists next-gen Mortal Kombat 10

  • BigDannyH 02/06/2014

    @Needs_More_Tang

    "@Baban_Iesu @TeadFiend Looks like we can stop Llu Kang for a decent next gen beat 'em up."

    Are you serious, Orchid-ing? Killer Instinct is ace!
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  • Watch episode one of live action Street Fighter series

  • BigDannyH 27/05/2014

    @MrTomFTW
    It was a lot better than I thought it would be. The acting bits were up and down but some of the fights were really good, especially the last one.
    Reply +1
  • Xbox One's Skype app is now finally Snappable

  • BigDannyH 20/05/2014

    So, will this group chat thing work in game?

    In theory, it would be awesome if I could see three of my mates who are playing the same game down the side of my screen!

    In practice, it would probably rinse my internet's capabilities and ruin my in game connection.

    Still, can't knock it until I've tried it and sounds like a good idea at least.
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  • Microsoft won't reward early Xbox One adopters following Kinect-less console

  • BigDannyH 13/05/2014

    So generous ... Reply +3