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  • Bloodborne patch 1.03 released

  • BigDannyH 23/04/2015

    I guarantee I'll now only be half way through reading a description only to be cut off and returned to the game.

    1st world problems.
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  • Microsoft apologises for using PC footage in Xbox One Witcher 3 trailer

  • BigDannyH 23/04/2015

    While I'm not particularly bothered about resolution comparisons, I think it'd be naive to believe this was a simple, honest mistake. They knew what they were doing. Reply +10
  • Nintendo nerfs Diddy Kong in Smash Bros. Wii U patch

  • BigDannyH 16/04/2015

    When it's usually statements like "shotguns are nerfed" or at least man-mountain kickboxers like Sagat, I love the absurdity of "Nintendo nerfs Diddy Kong".

    Just a fun sentence.
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  • Yoshi's Woolly World Amiibo now available to pre-order

  • BigDannyH 14/04/2015

    Cheers, sounds in line with what I was thinking. I think I'll pick one up (if possible!).
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  • BigDannyH 14/04/2015

    Yeah, I figure they'll be tough to buy but the wooly ones do look good.
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  • BigDannyH 14/04/2015

    I wonder if these are fine as a regular stuffed toy?

    I'm tempted to get one for my 18 month old niece but not if the amibo disc makes it more of a model than a cuddly toy.
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  • Destiny's House of Wolves expansion has no new raid, Bungie confirms

  • BigDannyH 14/04/2015

    Ok, maybe this new mode will be amazing and will prove worth the money, but considering the price of the DLC was almost as much as the game on these shores it's a bold move to now announce no raid.

    I was a little disappointed to go from regular Destiny sessions to going cold turkey once the DLC came out, but feel happier with my decision now I know it would've been £35 for a single raid and a handful of levels.
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  • Xbox One UK price now £299.99

  • BigDannyH 13/04/2015

    Damn, I paid £400+ for mine near launch.

    Well, that's the risk I took. My only disappointment was that I was on my own for over a year. Had to boot up my 360 for Destiny (the cross buy was useful there).

    I'm sure it's easier said than done, but had MS been able to allow XB1 and 360 owners to play each other (or at least join party chat), it would've been a big selling point. As it stands, joining the the next gen early often left you out in the cold.

    Separate online services is like absence backwards compatibility. Feels like an achievable fix though (some games can be played online between Vita and PS4, and they plan to allow PC owners to play against XB1 for Fable, right?)
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  • Jon Blyth on: Bloodborne

  • BigDannyH 11/04/2015

    The blood vial farming issue is a weird one.

    I can see why someone might think it's a poor piece of game design and actually considered it myself at one point. But what I think it taught me was that these things were a reasonably precious resource to be used conservatively. It also encouraged me to spend a little more time exploring the areas around the bosses, unearthing little secrets and short cuts. I didn't even know short cuts were a thing in the game, but they're awesome!

    I think it's a frustrating but ultimately clever bit of design.
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  • Destiny patch will let you lock up your gear

  • BigDannyH 10/04/2015

    Man, I loved this game before the DLC came out. Killed it for me as the asking price was a bit of a piss-take.

    Interesting to see they're finally doing something about the heavy ammo. I liked it at first, but eventually seemed to ruin the flow of the game. Would be a decent battle followed by a couple of minutes of intstakill mayhem, then back to the battle.

    Although maybe the change of pace will be missed.
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  • Bloodborne bug makes game easier if left running too long

  • BigDannyH 07/04/2015

    Thanks, that's exactly how I got passed Cleric beast.

    It makes it tough to connect your attacks but I also feel that, even with regular enemies, if I'm not locked on to them they miss with their attacks, too.

    I really like the game and Dark Souls 2 is now on the wishlist. The most fun I've had so far was playing turn-about (pass the pad) with a mate early on. It's one of the better games to watch someone else play, as you can still learn enemy moves sets, but it's weird how much you forget the controls after 20 mins not playing.
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  • BigDannyH 07/04/2015

    I was initially surprised people even noticed this, but Bloodborne really does make you pay attention to the enemies attack patterns, boss or not.

    I've had the patch ready to install for a few days, but kept finding reasons to play on rather than stop and let it update. Once updated, I swear those guys carrying the sacks who take you to jail learnt about 5 new moves. One was about 6 hits long! And those things hit hard. Started kicking my arse all over again.

    I'd never fancied the souls games as they looked like they controlled terribly, put me off. I guess it's different when your in control. But got caught up in the Bloodborne hype and enjoyed it almost immediately. The regular enemies are manageable once you understand them, but the bosses ... oh my days! I'm really struggling. Gazza wasn't too bad, and Cleric beast was mainly a fight with the camera angle, but I must've gone through about 100 blood vials on each of the next two. They just hit so hard.
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  • Tomb Raider reboot has sold 8.5m copies

  • BigDannyH 07/04/2015

    I was thinking the same thing. Early game sales seem to reflect the quality of the previous title, so I feel the quality of the new TR would have brought in a lot of sales for the sequel. The move to console exclusivity has ruined that.

    The producers seem to be at odds with the developers and unable to recognise that they've made a really good game. They seem to be doing their best to screw it up.

    Honestly, with an obvious comparison being Uncharted, I felt a lot of the gamier elements were better in TR. The combat was excellent, the stealth was quite good and worth doing, the way you unlocked the ability to access new areas via new weapons/tools and the climbing was more interactive. I think Uncharted crafted a prettier world, as well as a better atmosphere and characters, but kudos to TR for stepping up at least.
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  • "He suddenly became incredibly sullen, angry and frustrated. He was 10"

  • BigDannyH 02/04/2015

    I think we all would rather there were less kids playing 18 rated games, as they're rated 18 for a reason. But threatening to contact the police / social services seems a bit extreme.

    Aren't the ratings a guideline? I can understand shops getting in trouble for selling them directly to minors but I thought parents could do what they want? Similarly for films.

    How parents justify buying 18 rated games for 10 year olds is the real question, which I'm sure it was the intention of the letter to address. However, the police threat ruined it for me. Made it sound like more of a crazy, moral high ground threat than a legit concern.
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  • The best and worst of April Fools' Day 2015 in gaming

  • BigDannyH 01/04/2015

    You missed Daigo's retirement to become a fightstick wielding accountant.
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  • Battlefield Hardline fends off challenge of Bloodborne in UK chart

  • BigDannyH 30/03/2015

    I agree with your Friday release theory. I was busy on Friday so went to my local Game to see if I could nab a copy on Sat afternoon and they were sold out, as were HMV. Maybe the stores also underestimated its popularity.

    I had a £35 Game voucher from trading in FIFA or COD or some other naff game I got in a bundle when I bought my PS4, so decided to get a PS Store voucher and buy the digital version of Bloodborne. Bit of a risk as I've not played a Souls game but, about 8 hours of game time later, I'm happy with my decision.

    To be honest, charts don't matter anyway. Still, I'd like to see a good game get the sales it deserves.
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  • Bloodborne can be purchased with your actual blood in Denmark

  • BigDannyH 19/03/2015

    Damn, I only gave blood the other week. All I got was a packet of prawn cocktail crisps. Reply +61
  • World Bank exec discovers son spent $4500 on FIFA packs

  • BigDannyH 18/03/2015

    I know it's easy to say "pay more attention, use parental controls, the kid knew what he was doing", all valid points, but we all know in-game purchases are an extremely shady practice.

    I'm not sure MS are neccessarily to blame, at least not in full (EA deserve a chunk of blame). I'm quite happy that MS make the purchasing process through their store as simple as possible, but maybe some extra barriers need to be put in place.

    Maybe if you need to re-enter your password or card number every time you spend over £100 in a month? Something automatic rather than an optional parental control. Should limit people's losses or at least help shift the blame towards the users (careless parents or light-fingered kids).
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  • GAME Marketplace lets third-parties sell their products

  • BigDannyH 16/03/2015

    I can't believe Game would bite off their nose to spite their face and refuse to try and sell consoles. Gotta move with the digital times.

    Apple laid the ground with digital music and film. Valve have already proven its possible for games to go digital and publishers appear to be on board. Why are Sony & MS so scared to give it a shot?
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  • BigDannyH 16/03/2015

    Yeah, I agree the cycle supports new games, but if the games were cheaper in the first place because people were unable to trade them, surely you get the same result? And, let's not forget, it's better for the consumer to continue to own a game than to trade it in.

    Plus, if someone wants a physical copy to save a little by trading in or wants to loan it to a mate, they just pay the normal (more expensive) price for the retail version.

    I feel the publishers are so scared of upsetting retail that they end up overpricing their digital versions. They hurt themselves and then get screwed by retail anyway.

    Retail have made their bed, they need to live with the consequences.
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  • BigDannyH 16/03/2015

    Another Destiny article ...

    Only joking Wes! On a side-note, are Game really still selling Destiny for £50? Sounds like they still prioritise second hand sales.

    I'm not sure why publishers are still desperate not to upset retail, when retail fuck over the publishers in favour of short-term profit as soon as they get a chance. I'd start introducing cheaper digital versions from day 1. Surely they're better off selling a digital version for £30 with no sell-on value than getting £40 once but each copy going through 3 users and basically means new versions of the game barely sell 2 weeks after launch. Also, if someone buys it digitally, they still own the game when the DLC launches in a month.

    I must be missing something. I'm not locked into the cycle, so maybe the trade in value is a lot closer to the amount you pay in the first few weeks than it used to be.
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  • Sony signals end of PlayStation Mobile

  • BigDannyH 11/03/2015

    I'm not even sure what the difference between PS Mobile and other downloadable games is?

    I do know that Super Crate Box got a hell of a lot of use on my Vita.
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  • Titanfall DLC made free on Xbox One, Xbox 360 and PC

  • BigDannyH 11/03/2015

    Ha, "idiot" comment was a bit harsh.

    Although I guess I generalised due to personal experience, that of my friends and comments I've heard on various podcasts and read on message boards. Mostly it seemed to me that people thought it was ok, put it down and then never came back.

    I'm surprised to hear it's still massively popular, as I was under the impression it didn't have the staying power of Modern Warfare or, more recently, Destiny.
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  • BigDannyH 11/03/2015

    Still trying to work out why the MP scene died so quickly?

    I didn't stick with it as the pacing just seemed off. Could never really get a feel for how a match was progressing and then all the mechs turn up and the match just seemed to fall into not-that-much-fun chaos.

    Also, everyone getting a mech meant they never felt special. I know lots of people just made it follow them like a guard dog. Not sure how they can fix that with it being such a big part of the game. Seems to late to make it a score streak reward.

    I'm definitely interested in what they do with a sequel but, if it's just more of the same, O can't see myself getting into it.
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  • Apple Watch prices range from £299 to £13,500

  • BigDannyH 10/03/2015

    The appeal of the iPhone was immediate to me, as I imagine it was for anyone who'd not yet used a smartphone. And the Ipad was also appealing, as the speed and ease of use of my iPhone had made turning on the laptop to look at the internet on a larger scheme seem like too much of a chore.

    Struggling to see the appeal of the iWatch.

    I do wear a watch, partly as it's ever so slightly more convenient to check the time but mainly because I like the look of it and it's socially acceptable male jewellery. I paid £85 for my current watch and use it every day.

    I also use my phone every day and cannot for the life of me see what a smart watch brings to the table.
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  • Video: Games that remember when you die

  • BigDannyH 09/03/2015

    You're right, such a brilliant temptation into "just one more game".
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  • BigDannyH 06/03/2015

    Rogue Legacy really is a great game.

    I'm not sure if they knew from the word go that the inheritance mechanic would be a great tool for getting people to master a quite difficult game through repetition, or whether they stumbled across it and ran with it. Either way, an excellent design choice.

    It simultaneously gets easier through upgrades and harder the further you delve into the castle. And you can choose to stay in an easier zone and do a gold run or blast straight to the next boss.

    I've just completed it and been hit by new game plus. I thought I was good at the game but it's battering me again.

    Fantastic stuff.
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  • Battletoads in Xbox One version of Shovel Knight sets tongues wagging

  • BigDannyH 05/03/2015

    It's hard to see the risk in them asking Rare to make a 2D side-scroller like Battletoads. I'm not saying there's no risk, but I feel there's enough of a cult following to think that a decent game would sell quite a bit.

    As long as they don't try and make a £40 disc release game and try and turn it into a MS cornerstone franchise, not sure there's that much of a following. A pretty 2D game for around a tenner will suffice.
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  • White Xbox One and Sunset Overdrive bundle cut to £279.99

  • BigDannyH 03/03/2015

    I haven't formed an opinion yet, other than I was surprised people liked a game that, for all the reviews I read and videos I watched, seemed totally unappealing.

    I loved Resistance 3 and own an XB1, so I was paying attention, but have never had an urge to pick Sunset up.
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  • BigDannyH 02/03/2015

    I'm surprised to hear so many people liked Sunset Overdrive, everything I saw (collect-a-thon missions, combat that appeared fun on paper but annoying in practice, triple-hipster characters) put me off.

    I think the characters were the most upsetting. Was it them who did a great trailer for Fuse, then removed all the characters and replaced them with dullards? Maybe I'm getting this twisted but, if it was them, they appeared to me to have gone overboard in the opposite direction with Sunset O.
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  • Apotheon review

  • BigDannyH 02/03/2015

    The same boss hit me through the door. I was gutted as I really wanted to fight him.

    I have to admit, I wasn't completely sold on it anyway. I may revisit in the future but there appear to be a few decent downloadable games coming out over the next couple of months that'll push it down the list.
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  • Titan Souls gets an April release date

  • BigDannyH 27/02/2015

    Well said.

    To be honest, this was a list of Vita games to me, and I'm fine with that. Happy days.
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  • Looks like Destiny is getting a new social space in the Reef

  • BigDannyH 26/02/2015

    Man, I've not played Destiny in ages. Expensive DLC killed it for me.

    Might jump on at the weekend for a quick hand cannon spree.
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  • Renegade Kid's metroidvania Xeodrifter is coming to PS4 and Vita

  • BigDannyH 26/02/2015

    Wait a second, what are these other recent Vita Metroidvanias? Because I loved Guacamelee, easily my favourite Vita game.
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  • Sony's big new three-year strategy bets on PS4

  • BigDannyH 18/02/2015

    Cool, good to know. My good experience with the tablet already had me considering Sony for my next upgrade.

    It's strange how bad Sony seem to be at selling what always feel like great products? Samsung's are all over the place, they don't have the same issue?
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  • BigDannyH 18/02/2015

    I don't think anyone here doubts Sony's ability to build a games console (PS4 is in top spot and I'm still baffled by the 3DS's dominance over the Vita) but I generally like all my Sony products. While I've never owned one of their TVs, their headphones are good and I recently traded in my old iPad mini and got myself a Z2 tablet, which is ace!

    I can't speak for their phones though. Anyone had any good (or bad) experienced since they split from the Swedes?
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  • Evolve review

  • BigDannyH 16/02/2015

    i wonder how long it'll take for us to stop commenting on EG's review score system? 90% of the comments are back and forth about the lack of number at the moment.

    While people will always think the games they like deserve to be bumped up to Recommended or Essential, at least we don't have to deal with idiots moaning over something "only getting an 8".

    Also, removing themselves from the nonsense metacritic / collusion accusations was a great call.

    Right, gonna try not to comment on the system again. I expect this to be difficult.
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  • BigDannyH 16/02/2015

    Watched a bit of the Beta on Twitch. At first it looked so good I thought there was no way I wouldn't buy it. Then, the more I watched, the more I thought I wouldn't like it.

    It seems to do so much right. A first person shooter that's co-op heavy with a new concept that looks great and really polished. But when I was watching people play, it seemed like a constant slog of a chase followed by spamming a bullet sponge and seeing who died first.

    I know it's more than that, but the pacing just seemed off. The chase-part could represent a slower pace, but it didn't seem like you could relax, you still had to be on point constantly running after something just out of reach. Then the fight looked too hectic.

    I think I'll definitely play this at some point, as they've tried something different, but I can't see myself enjoying it enough to drop £50 on it.
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  • The Escapists review

  • BigDannyH 12/02/2015

    I dunno. I had a scroll down the Reviews section and there's quite a few "nothings". Dying Light for example.

    Hopefully it's just been a good month so far.
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  • BigDannyH 12/02/2015

    This new rating system really makes sense to me.

    I'll see a review up and the Essential, Recommended or non-existent tag immediately tells me something interesting. Could be a game I know little about that is recommended, so I'll then have a read of what it's about. Or maybe it's a better known game that isn't recommended, in which case I'll have a read to find out what the reviewer doesn't like. Either way, the system works.

    Feels like a good call EG.
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  • Destiny: House of Wolves release date narrowed, major expansion this autumn

  • BigDannyH 06/02/2015

    I welcome the changes, but sounds like I'm going to have to learn the game again.

    Pulse rifles were pretty shit previously, the impact is just so low.

    I found dying to fusion rifles more annoying than the shotgun, as if you end up right next to someone with a shotty, what do you think's going to happen? Fusion rifles would intstakill from quite far away. Although if they get nerfed, they may become unusable.

    Personally I just love rocking a hand cannon, too much fun.
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  • Stylish Persona 5 trailer shows off gameplay, cut-scenes, cats

  • BigDannyH 05/02/2015

    Persona with added cats.

    Yes please.
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  • Nintendo clarifies YouTube revenue share program, asks users to delete non-Nintendo videos

  • BigDannyH 05/02/2015

    This whole thing is bit weird.

    It sounds mental that they'll ask for 40% of someone's ad revenue for a video they worked on. But, at the same time, the maker of the video is benefitting hugely from the use Nintendo's art (including the visuals, music and game mechanics).

    It's definitely a symbiotic relationship with the obvious benefit to the game publisher being free exposure / advertising. I think that makes sense and is about fair, but I can also see Nintendo's point of view.

    I'm surprised they're moving from a 0% cut to a 40% cut, but I guess they feel they hold all the cards. I think they're over-valuing their games' appeal to the YouTube audience.

    Slippery slope for those Youtubers signing up, does set a precedent.
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  • Editor's blog: Introducing Eurogamer's new video team

  • BigDannyH 05/02/2015

    Ahh, so that's where Bratt's gone. Good lad, enjoy his work. Good on a podcast, too. Reply +3
  • Sony ending PlayStation Vita Maps, near features

  • BigDannyH 28/01/2015

    Never used Maps / Near, but youtube looked lovely on the Vita.

    Having said that, youtube crashed occasionally when searching subs / watch later lists.

    The Vita never quite felt right when used like a tablet. It just felt weird with the sticks and buttons on the front and the web browser isn't the best. In hindsight the tablet functionality is wasted as everyone already has a smartphone that does it all way better.

    The Vita is a great bit of kit. In fact, the only thing I'd change would be to replace the back touchpad with some kind of L2 / R2 buttons and it'd be ideal.
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  • Pokémon, Smash Bros. sales help Nintendo back to profit

  • BigDannyH 28/01/2015

    Nintendo are so frustrating. They decided not to compete directly with Sony and MS, which is fine. I'll abuts have to ccept that our paths have separated. But had they released a powerful machine with modern network connectivity that could handle current 3rd party games but with the added bonus of Zelda, I'd probably punt my PS4 out the window to make room for it.

    As it stands, I still feel too burned by the Wii to even think about buying a Wii U. They did brilliantly selling the Wii (100m units) but they're lack of support seems to have hurt them this gen.
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  • Man's basic invention levels Destiny character while he sleeps

  • BigDannyH 20/01/2015

    Destiny is a funny old game. They created a lovely looking world but didn't tell much of a story within that world? The characters were poor, un-memorable and massively lacking in wit or charm. Criminal for any story.

    However, the minute to minute shooting was so good it was still fun to play the missions, although they wore thin pretty fast. But I'm still enjoying the multiplayer a lot.

    The guns have the most character in Destiny. I Was never one for getting too excited for CoDs guns, they're all so bland. But the Destiny guns are pretty distinct with their own little quirks. Combined with the loot mechanics it made me really enjoy trying out and levelling up new legendary and exotic weapons.

    Then there's the raid.

    The first time I played through the raid was my most fun gaming in years. I found it fascinating. Felt like a genuine adventure where I had no idea what would happen next.

    So yeah, funny old game.
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  • Xbox One top-selling US console for second month running

  • BigDannyH 16/01/2015

    I went against the grain, purchasing my XB1 last year and PS4 this year. Ending up costing me a few bob but I have a Kinect, which is something I guess.

    Got a decent deal on the PS4 though. Swings and roundabouts.
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  • Untangling Evolve's convoluted DLC plan

  • BigDannyH 15/01/2015

    I'm all for Devs making money off their work, but they really do make it hard for consumers to get on board when we know our £50 only gets us part of the game.

    I think, if the base game is £45-50, any DLC should only be about £5 and should be a little extra for the hardcore fans.

    Bigger expansions for £10-15 are ok, but are annoying when they come out a few weeks after launch and split the community in two.
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  • Xbox One gets tile transparency with new update

  • BigDannyH 14/01/2015

    My favourite of all the updates to the UI is being able to use the snap function without having to shout "Xbox snap friends" into the ether, which was always followed by a moment of anxiety while I waited to see if my machine was listening to me. Reply +7