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  • PlayStation 4 has sold 7 million units worldwide

  • BigDannyH 17/04/2014

    @ariasj
    I bought an XB1.

    Was a bit of an impulse buy but my justification was that I knew I'd end up with both consoles eventually so I went for the one that had games coming up that I really wanted, Killer Instinct and Titanfall.

    Titanfall is fun but it's never really bitten me, Killer Instinct is ace though. The only multi-plat game I've played is AC4 and that was ace. I guess ignorance is bliss but it seemed to run smoothly and looked amazing.

    Now I'm just waiting for an excuse to buy a PS4. At the moment the only incentives are the PS+ games I'm stacking up, the cross-buy stuff to go with my Vita and the ability to remote play while the footy's on. I'm sure it won't be long but there aren't any games out that are pushing me over the edge yet.
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  • Guacamelee! dev's next game, Severed, looks twisted, brilliant

  • BigDannyH 15/04/2014

    @ROMhack
    That's weird because I take the opposite view of indies being the place where you're more likely to find a dev who's experimenting with gameplay. Far more likely than in the AAA marketplace. Might be that they're largely trying new spins on old mechanics but they're far more likely to go all in and come up with something surprising.

    I would agree that there's a lot of less than stellar stuff out there, which is why I come to EG to help me find the good stuff. I'd also agree that you're more likely to get a writer on AAA stuff, so might be more likely to get a well crafted story.

    I enjoy both but I'll end up dabbling in 4-5 indies for every AAA I play at the moment. Price and free time effect that a lot though.
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  • Xbox Live Marketplace's Easter sale

  • BigDannyH 09/04/2014

    @spidermanalf
    I was thinking the same thing, MS seem unwilling to give us XB1 owners a break?

    To be fair though, even if Kinect Sport Rivals were free I still wouldn't waste my time playing it.
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  • PlayStation Store Easter Sale has Ni no Kuni for 5.49

  • BigDannyH 09/04/2014

    Some tidy little sales for the Vita, although I've already purchased most of them.

    My snap up Injustice though, is the story mode any good?
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  • Hotline Miami 2 trailer is gory-ous

  • BigDannyH 08/04/2014

    What a great trailer!

    Vita for me. The first one might be my favourite Vita game (or at least tied with Guacamelee). Superb.
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  • The numbers game

  • BigDannyH 05/04/2014

    While I agree with the article and it's a point worth making, I feel like you're preaching to the converted here.

    I started going to games media websites to see which games were worth investing my time and money in. I'd check out a few scores and then watch a couple of reviews before buying a game. It didn't take too long for me to realise a 9/10 doesn't guarantee I'll like the game so I began to really read the reviews. Guess what, there are a lot of funny, witty people writing about games! I now listen to a few podcasts, read loads of interesting articles and generally have a good idea about which games are worth paying attention to way before they come out.

    The whole reason I ended up an EG regular is because you guys employ some of the best writers to write interesting articles that just happen to be about games. I still love a review but the score isn't that important anymore. I always imagine the other EG regulars ended up here for the same reason.
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  • Video Games Live concerts headed to London, Manchester this November

  • BigDannyH 03/04/2014

    @DAN.E.B
    Guile's theme alone justifies Street Fighter's inclusion.
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  • Looks like the Metro games are coming to PS4 and Xbox One

  • BigDannyH 31/03/2014

    @Napo2k
    I agree, we need new games ASAP for the next gen consoles. Tomb Raider would've been an awesome gap filler if I hadn't played it on the PS3.

    Having said that, I'm using all my gaming time to blast through some of my last-gen / PC back-catalogue. It's great as it's all new to me but does make my next gen console seem a little redundant.
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  • Nuclear Throne Early Access review

  • BigDannyH 31/03/2014

    Just been ploughing through Luftrausers on the Vita, another fantastic game from a great studio.

    While it feels like a lot more effort has gone into Luftrausers, and it plays great due to this, I'm not sure it'll keep me glued to it for as long as I was to Super Crate Box. Once you get SCB, you can control the screen and increase your score. With Luftrausers, I've dropped my max combo so many times as there just aren't any enemies other than battleships. Still fun, just a little too random to keep me coming back.

    Nuclear Throne's coming to Vita, right? Gonna be all over it when it does!
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  • Facebook buys Oculus VR for $2 billion

  • BigDannyH 26/03/2014

    I know it's hip to hate Facebook (and I also hate how I'm constantly being asked to share everything I ever do with Facebook, piss off!) but I don't think anyone outside of the deal can know what the plans are for the Oculus Rift.

    I think it's possible that Zuckerberg loves the tech and is more like a (not-so) private investor. It doesn't mean everything Oculus has to be linked to Facebook and/or casual games.
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  • PlayStation Vita system update raises app cap, adds calendar

  • BigDannyH 25/03/2014

    @Magnumstache
    Ahh, so the "home screen" basically means the entire Vita. I was confused but now it makes sense.

    Good work getting up to 100 apps! I've got quite a few thanks to PS+ but would be surprised to be anywhere near 100.

    I can't believe how many gamers can't be bothered with the Vita, it's awesome! Especially as I probably do half my gaming on my commute to and from work nowadays.
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  • BigDannyH 25/03/2014

    What counts as a home screen? Because I can't imagine any vita screen showing 100 apps, let alone 500.

    Also, how big is the memory card that holds 500 apps?

    Still, at least they're still looking out for us Vita owners. Good work, as I still love it!
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  • Hotline Miami 1 heading to PS4 as Cross-Buy

  • BigDannyH 24/03/2014

    Great attitude to Cross-buy.

    Also means I have another game for my not-yet-purchased PS4. My PS4 backlog so far looks pretty awesome. Cross-buy and PS+ are fantastic ideas from a consumer perspective.
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  • Titanfall game modes tweaked in new patch

  • BigDannyH 24/03/2014

    @onyxbox
    Thanks for the list.

    Also:

    "- Increased the score limit in Attrition"

    Awesome!

    I was playing the campaign on Saturday and noticed the limit was up from 250 to 300 but thought it was just a quirk of the campaign mode.

    Before Sat I was finding that the attrition games had a great pacing at the start with a couple of minutes of pilot against pilot before the mechs turn up and everything goes mental. Then they just ended so abruptly. I'd just be settling in to some titan battling and the game would end.
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  • Face-Off: Metal Gear Solid 5: Ground Zeroes

  • BigDannyH 23/03/2014

    It's definitely at a stage where I'd be more surprised to see parity between the XB1 and the PS4 than there being some area, usually 1080vs720, where the PS4 outperforms.

    While, as an XB1 owner, I find this a little annoying, I still don't regret buying the Xbox first. I know I'll end up owning both consoles eventually, Killer Instinct and Titanfall have been the next-gen titles that interested me and AC4 is the only multi-plat game I own and it played great (I guess, with nothing to compare to, ignorance is bliss). The main thing I'm looking forward to on the PS4 is how it links up with my Vita!

    Having said all that, I'm still not happy with the recent price drop and Titanfall bundle. Major dick move by MS to their early adopters. I ran the risk by buying early though and at least it means I never have an issue getting a game of Titanfall.
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  • This is how Borderlands 2 looks on PlayStation Vita

  • BigDannyH 21/03/2014

    @Kasjer
    Doom 3 would be ace, too.

    Or Half Life!
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  • BigDannyH 20/03/2014

    I can't believe there aren't more first-person games on the Vita. It literally appears to have been built with first person games in mind.

    Ok, maybe the stumpy sticks aren't ideal for twitch, MP shooters but I'd love a single player first-person game with a bit of variety in the game mechanics. Something like Dishonoured, Singularity or Bioshock (with the graphics toned down) would be awesome. Or something like Outlast or Mirrors edge where it's more about running than shooting.

    I guess the audience and money just aren't there.
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  • Titanfall Xbox 360 version delayed again

  • BigDannyH 19/03/2014

    How are people finding the Xbox One version? I'm really enjoying it but Attrition can be bloody hectic at times. Getting more used to it now.

    Has anyone else noticed how sensitive the left trigger is? I'll be running along and then suddenly start walking as I've accidentally feathered LT. Only takes the slightest of touches. Not sure if the trigger sensitivity can be tweaked?

    Also, while this is down to lack of experience around when and where to do it, getting in to a Titan can take an age! The animation looks great but it's no good to me when my robot's groping around trying to pick me up while Optimus Prime is kicking his head in.
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  • Google Chromecast launches in the UK today, priced 30

  • BigDannyH 19/03/2014

    Can anyone advise how limiting the limitations are? Is it only a few, notable exceptions or is it a flip of a coin to see if it works? Also, is it less hugely less useful if you're on iOS rather than Android?

    If you just have to view stuff in Chrome then this could be amazing.

    At first glance it really highlights how much of a rip-off Apple TV is!
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  • How The ComboFiend went from fighting players to rebalancing Street Fighter 4

  • BigDannyH 19/03/2014

    Gotta love Combo, the best excellent adventures vids were when he was on board.

    I can see what he means about it becoming a one player game when people abuse the knockdown. Time it right and you can put people in really unfavourable positions. It's impressive when you first see it but gets dry, fast.

    I hope it doesn't get too footsie heavy though, I feel that's part of what made SFxT dull to watch.

    Great article Wes!
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  • Luftrausers review

  • BigDannyH 18/03/2014

    Will get the Vita version, looks perfect for it.

    Anyone have any idea when we'll see Season 2 of The Walking Dead or The Wolf Among Us on the Vita? I've put off getting them on the PC as they should fit in nicely with my commute.
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  • And the fifth and final new character for Ultra Street Fighter 4 is...

  • BigDannyH 17/03/2014

    @JiveHound
    Seconded
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  • Korean League of Legends scandal exposed after attempted suicide

  • BigDannyH 13/03/2014

    Poor guy, horrible situation.

    I may be naive but I think I would always approach whoever the authorities are and explain what was happening. In this case, Riot. Either that or blow the whistle in public (i.e. on twitter). Easier said than done but it does seem easier to get heard in the modern age.
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  • Hearthstone leaves beta and launches proper on PC and Mac

  • BigDannyH 12/03/2014

    A quick game of hearthstone at lunch sounds ideal. Roll on the iPad release!

    I'm a little concerned it might be a bit fiddly on the iPad mini, have no idea how they plan to get it working on the phone screens?
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  • Blizzard tweaks Heathstone cards, ranked mode ahead of full release

  • BigDannyH 11/03/2014

    I've managed to curb my addiction to this but I'm sure I'll be straight back in when it comes to iOS. Reply 0
  • Titanfall review

  • BigDannyH 10/03/2014

    What happened to the monsters? Reply +2
  • Twitch and Capcom announce Street Fighter game league

  • BigDannyH 10/03/2014

    @VANGUARD-CAT
    I remember watching that at 3am or whatever stupid time it was on at. Amazing!

    I think, like any sport or game, it's hard to get in to it without context. Knowing how dominant Daigo had been for years and how over-powered everyone considered Yun made watching the new kid on the Block destroy him unbelievably exciting. The crowd play their part, too.

    I started watching SF vids purely for tips so I could beat my flatmate, then I realised that there was some good, funny content out there (still loving Gootecks and Mike Ross' Excellent Adventures) and then I started watching the tournaments. Nowadays I probably watch as much SF as I do footy.
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  • Microsoft: Xbox 360's Games with Gold programme will improve

  • BigDannyH 10/03/2014

    @George-Roper
    "You get to keep them" has always been a lame argument made by the fans, it's cringeworthy hearing the exec say it.

    To be honest, I think the best value for PS+ so far has been on the PS4 and the Vita, which makes it stranger to me that MS are only offering 360 games? The PS3 has either been great games I've already played or games I've already decided I've not got time to invest in. The Vita and PS4 have offered up some of the best titles available and make a persuasive argument to buy those systems.
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  • Xbox One controller must be updated for stereo headset adapter to work

  • BigDannyH 07/03/2014

    @Tricky
    Nice one, thanks.
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  • BigDannyH 07/03/2014

    @Tricky
    Cool, I may need to invest in one! It's a shame it wasn't built in though. The original 360 had a lot of accessories you had to buy separately (the 60 I paid for a bloody WiFi adaptor still stings now) but at least the base unit was cheaper.

    Any idea if it works with the sort of headphones that run off the battery of the device they're plugged in to? I imagine so, as that's how the packed in chat headset works, but a lot of headsets require they're own charge.
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  • BigDannyH 07/03/2014

    Does the stereo headset adapter mean you can plug regular headphones into the controller and receive all the audio through the headphones (with the TV on mute)? Would be awesome for late night sessions so I don't keep the whole block of flats awake.

    I gather this option is standard on the PS4, is there any comprimise to sound quality?
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  • Major Xbox One update rolled out

  • BigDannyH 05/03/2014

    @grassyknoll
    Regardless of the 50Hz issue, how well does the TV through Xbox work in the UK? I've never bothered to look in to setting it up as I'm not sure what the point of it is?

    The only use I could see for this is to get in a quick bit of gaming in between the first and second half of a footy game. Even then, the snap feature isn't a requirement, it's just as easy to switch HDMI input on the TV.

    I can see there being sports that you don't need or want to watch intensely and could leave on in the background to only pay attention to when something interesting happens (i.e. a wicket in cricket), for that you need the sound though. That's where an iPad on low volly is good. Anything where you need to pay attention, just turn the Xbox off.

    For all their effort from the very first reveal to emphasise the use of the XB1 with your TV box, I still have no idea why I'd want to use that feature? Fixing a problem that doesn't exist!
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  • Free COD: Ghosts multiplayer demo on Xbox this weekend

  • BigDannyH 04/03/2014

    @Zombie-Hamster
    I've played most of the CoD games and, like a lot of people, experienced diminishing returns of enjoyment from each new entry in the series.

    Although I actually thought the "pick 9" method for customisation in the one before Ghosts (Blops 2?) was an improvement, I just don't like the way you had to buy your upgrades with your experience points. I understand that it gives you more freedom in theory but I just ended up not buying upgrades as I was worried about wasting my points (not helped by the fact I spent a ton making a Guile logo and putting it on my rifle - was awesome though).

    Ghosts is the first one I've not touched. Yet, despite being an XB1 owner and not having too many games to play on it, I still can't be bothered to try Ghosts out for free. CoD's not a bad game just extremely over-exposed.

    Lacks a sense of humour, too. The army setting, both visually and the audio, has been done to death to the point that, even with all the explosions and high paced gameplay, it ends up being a little dull.
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  • PlayStation 4 sales hit 6m after Japan launch

  • BigDannyH 04/03/2014

    What do you think was the most popular next-gen game? I'm guessing multi-plat if Somy's top seller is only at 2m, which probably means CoD or FIFA. Personally, I went for Assassin's creed.

    AC4 really is a good game. Aside from one mission, for which my boat wasn't up to scratch so I had to fight a dozen or so ships in order to gain the resources to level it up, the variety and pacing's pretty good for such a large, open-world game. Even for that mission, it meant I got used to the ship battles and ended up with a beast that is able to take on most of the forts, which are great little side missions.

    Ok, the tailing missions are a bit dry and frustrating if you get discovered, but it's brought me right back in to the series. Helps that it looks so gorgeous too, you can forgive a lot of things when a game looks so good.
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  • Vlambeer's dogfighting game Luftrausers launches in a fortnight

  • BigDannyH 03/03/2014

    Sweet!

    I hope the Vita version is as good as I'm imagining it will be.

    Looks rock hard though!
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  • Ultra Street Fighter 4 just got a lot more interesting

  • BigDannyH 03/03/2014

    @HotCoffee
    It's an update every year which introduces a load of balancing, with some of the updates introducing new characters (which is a huge expansion for a fighting game, significantly increasing the number of match-ups).

    I can see why annual updates might seem ridiculous to someone outside of the scene but, if anything, it's not as much as the fans would like. This is the most popular game in the genre after all.
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  • BigDannyH 03/03/2014

    @coderkind
    I hope this is an extra option that's only available in non-ranked matches as I struggle enough against balanced characters let alone broken, OP ones.

    I also imagine almost all tournaments will be Ultra only, except a few less serious ones early on specifically there to test "who's the strongest".
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  • Payday 2, Brothers help Starbreeze to historic profit

  • BigDannyH 27/02/2014

    @AnsemsApprentice
    Really enjoyed Brothers. While parts of the gameplay were pretty basic, they never hung around too long to be dull, and the general fast pace of the game allowed the story to stand out rather than get lost in the background. It helped that it looked fantastic and was well polished.

    I haven't played any of their other games but it sounds like I need to. Will Butcher Bay and the Darkness hold up to the test of time or am I better off jumping in to Payday 2?
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  • Dead Nation: Apocalypse Edition confirmed for PS4

  • BigDannyH 26/02/2014

    Loved the first Dead Nation. Was one of those "play in one sitting" co-op games with just the right difficulty if you wanted it. Reply +6
  • Be advised: I was wrong about Titanfall

  • BigDannyH 19/02/2014

    @George-Roper
    I seem to have gone skiing for the weekend and come back to a world where the internet have decided that Eurogamer are just a site for advertisers to get their message out to gamers.

    Personally, I've never thought that and this article hasn't changed my mind. It has always seemed to me like a site that values good writing, which is the main reason I come to it.

    I've read a few of Tom's articles discussing the games he loves. He got me in to Spelunky and Hearthstone, great games I would otherwise have overlooked. Now, maybe I'm a schmuck, but I read this as an honest article about The latest game he's enjoying.

    Also, why is everyone hating on Titanfall? Last year everyone who played it at events seemed to love it but now anyone who expresses that opinion are either dismissed as an idiot or a puppet for EA?
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  • Mario Kart 8 release date announced

  • BigDannyH 14/02/2014

    I hope this is good and leads to some Wii U sales. Not because I'm a Nintendo fanboy (I have no intention of buying a Wii U) but because all the articles/comments digging at the Wii U and declaring the end of Nintendo really are depressing and tedious.

    To clarify, this isn't a dig at EG, just that every site has about 5 of these articles and they're proper downers.
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  • Editor's blog: New mobile site, guide content and more

  • BigDannyH 14/02/2014

    Tom, any chance of some Hearthstone playthroughs from you? I enjoyed the Spelunky daily challenge videos and you're Hearthstone article started my latest addiction.

    EurogamArena?
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  • Xbox One Media Remote spotted, costs 20

  • BigDannyH 13/02/2014

    @Zomoniac
    Ha, it is ridiculous to make a big deal out of Kinect then try and sell us a remote.

    To be fair, while the arm waving nonsense is a massive gimmick and way too inaccurate for use with the media players, I do use the voice commands more than I expected once I'm watching something. It's just quicker to say "Xbox, pause" than find the controller, turn it on, wait for it to sync and then hit "A".

    The downside is I feel like a bit of a plonker, especially if I have to repeat myself, and my girlfriend says I sound like I'm telling my Xbox off.
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  • Titanfall preview: You say you want a revolution?

  • BigDannyH 13/02/2014

    @MilkYMoO
    It definitely feels like hating on Titanfall, a game that's not even released yet, is flavour of the month on t'internet. A ridiculous amount of prejudice on show.

    The CoD comparisons are fair enough and I understand why that's a negative as, having played quite a few versions of CoD, my interest has definitely waned.

    If the ability to have a giant robot fall from the sky which can either follow you around or be piloted by you is "bland" then I'm not sure what excites these commenters?
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  • The Hearthstone you didn't get

  • BigDannyH 11/02/2014

    @ilmaestro
    I know what you mean about predictable spells coming out on certain turns as I've had a decent board wiped out on turn 7 with the Mage's Flamestrike a couple of times. However that predictability means I hold back cards hoping for them to use a Flamestrike for turn 7. Feels like part of the game.

    I think they'll add more cards to spice things up when it gets too predictable. And the Arena mode means they're not guaranteed 2 (or any) of the best spells which means it's sometimes worth gambling that they don't have it in their hand.

    I am new to all this though and have never played Magic. This feels like a beginner friendly game with a reasonable amount of depth (and luck), which is fine for me. I think I've won more games than I've lost but I'm not too bothered about losing as the game, at the moment, is still fun.
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  • BigDannyH 10/02/2014

    @All_Good
    I think most people lose more than they win early doors. Yet, even when you get whooped, you can usually learn a thing or two about what cards work well together.

    I'm no expert but I found jumping in to Arena as soon as possible was pretty useful too. Makes you really think about crafting your deck and gives you exposure to loads of stuff.

    While not as useful as playing, I'd recommend watching someone like Total Biscuit doing his Arena runs, too. He's pretty good at explaining why he makes all his decisions and uses loads of different combinations of cards.

    Brammers, any chance of you recording some Arena runs? I enjoyed the Spelunky daily challenge videos and would give you an excuse to play Hearthstone "for work".
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  • Sly Trilogy and God of War Collection Vita release dates announced

  • BigDannyH 11/02/2014

    I've played both GOW 1 & 2 relatively recently, they are great.

    If this had been bundled with GoW 3 on the Vita it would've been an insta-buy. I think I'll be waiting for the right price for now, 8 would probably do it.
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  • No multiplayer in PS4 exclusive The Order: 1886

  • BigDannyH 06/02/2014

    @Fergal1982
    It could be argued that tacked on SP campaigns offer less to consumers of MP focused games than tacked on MP. All it really does is give the game a cool trailer.

    I'm interested to see how they integrate the SP into MP for Titanfall. Sounds tricky.
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  • BigDannyH 06/02/2014

    I'm in general agreement that tacked on multiplayer is not in demand by the consumer and only pushed by publishers who don't seem to understand the industry.

    However, something I've noticed is that a lot of games with MP ended up having really decent combat in SP. Mass Effect 3's combat felt so much better to me, which I'm pretty sure was down to them putting in the effort to improve it for the new MP.

    Also, while I don't really have a previous title to compare it to, I felt the Tomb Raider combat was tight for the same reasons.

    I reckon Naughty Dog's combat mechanics are also better due to their MP options.

    So, while tacked on MP isn't the most efficient use of resources, I'm not sure it's always totally useless.
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  • Stealth Inc Ultimate Edition confirmed for PS4

  • BigDannyH 05/02/2014

    Great game with a good sense of humour to back up the solid mechanics.

    I really like the Vita version, ideal platform for it.
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