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  • Star Wars Battlefront's incoming new mode sounds incredible

  • Brave27heart 17/08/2016

    I'm afraid for me I've already moved on. That (star)ship has sailed. Reply +1
  • PS4's next big update adds folders

  • Brave27heart 15/08/2016

    Good update! Now....about MP3 playback... Reply 0
  • No Man's Sky finishers have advice about Atlas Stones

  • Brave27heart 11/08/2016

    Alternative headings:

    The secret to No Man's Sky's ending - you won't believe what you need to keep hold of!

    When No Man's Sky players reached the end they made a shocking discovery - I wasn't ready for this!

    i believe that's how it's done isn't it?
    Reply +4
  • NX is different, and different is Nintendo's best option

  • Brave27heart 28/07/2016

    For me it needs two things to succeed:

    1. price - currently on Game's website the Wii U with Mario Kart 8 is 235 new, almost four years down the line and following weaker sales than expected. It was too much at launch. it's still too much now. NX needs to hit the right pricing from the get go. 200 would make me consider it but I think much more than that and people will baulk at it.

    2. Games - it needs a decent launch line up, with at least two big games from the get go. I would also expect them to look at re-releasing Wii u games on the NX as remasters - games like Splatoon and Mario Kart 8 would provide an extensive launch line up that most people won't have played before

    Do those two things and I'd trade in my PS4 for one. This generation has been a let down for me to be honest.
    Reply +24
  • Nintendo NX is a portable console with detachable controllers

  • Brave27heart 26/07/2016

    None of this makes a blind bit of difference if the software isn't up to scratch.

    Wii U wasn't a bad console but the lack of software made it a none starter for many.
    Reply +4
  • The Walking Dead's third season screens shows off Telltale's improved engine

  • Brave27heart 22/07/2016

    Will it fix the gosh awful loading times?

    I've always thought that a perfect partnership would be someone like Teltale (who write good stories and characters but struggle with performance) and Crytek (who make beautiful looking but rather dull games).
    Reply +4
  • The brilliant Kerbal Space Program console release date

  • Brave27heart 11/07/2016 Reply 0
  • Overwatch updated to address Competitive Play skill rating issues when people leave games

  • Brave27heart 09/07/2016


    This! It should be based on skill not who wins.
    Reply +1
  • Brave27heart 08/07/2016

    Not happened on consoles yet as far as I can tell. No difference tonight to last night. Reply 0
  • Overwatch patch fixes Zarya, Winston and Mercy bugs

  • Brave27heart 07/07/2016

    Competitive mode is downright broken. Lose a match and you lose a whole rank. Win and you gain between 1/4 and 1/2 of a rank. I can't tell why that would be the case. Players dropping out and not being replaced is just unacceptable. In a tightly balanced 6 vs 6 match up losing just one player makes it so much harder. Losing 2 makes it impossible. However you want to fix it is up to you but just do it - normal play works brilliantly with drop out drop in game play. Competitive mode is ruined by not having it.

    How about whatever percent take of the match I play I get that reward/loss? So if I play 100% of the match I get all the rewards or all the loss of rank, but if I only play the last 10% I get 10% of the gain or loss of rank?

    As frustrating as competitive mode is, I'm still having a blast with this game.
    Reply +2
  • Destiny's Moments of Triumph Year Two is now live

  • Brave27heart 07/07/2016

    25 years in this industry is good going. Congratulations for that.

    Unfortunately as a playstation gamer who's only experience of your work is Destiny, I dont get what all the hype behind your company was about. Sorry, biggest let down of this generation is Destiny for me.
    Reply -2
  • Overwatch basketball hoop now spews confetti when you score!

  • Brave27heart 30/06/2016


    Except that gaming can provide a release and a sanctuary from the horrors of the real world, as well as bring people from all different cultures and backgrounds together in a fun and engaging way. A lot of the time. The fact that it's a slow news day doesn't mean the medium as a whole should be written off as superficial.
    Reply +8
  • Sony has nearly 21m PlayStation Plus subscribers

  • Brave27heart 29/06/2016

    Cue the debate about whether PS Plus games are actually worth it.... Reply +17
  • Torbjorn's turrets being nerfed in Overwatch - but only on console

  • Brave27heart 27/06/2016

    I'd have gone for a slight delay in locking on, or reduced turn speed (or both). Once you know where a turret is the old peek-a-boo tactics work for Widowmaker, Hanzo, Pharah, a Junkrat if the location is level, Symetra, Soldier 76...etc. etc.

    Damage output wasn't an issue, but that lock on speed meant you'd always take a hit or to, as well as giving your location away to the opposite team. I think they might have turned the turrets from OP to redundant with such a reduction in damage though.

    Also why is there no cool down on them? I think a ten second cool down from when the turret is destroyed would be fair. that prevents one being destroyed and another popping up straight away.
    Reply +4
  • Bungie: We're trying to build Destiny content quicker

  • Brave27heart 22/06/2016

    Build better. Not quicker.

    You know, unless you can do both.
    Reply 0
  • PlayStation Plus open weekend kicks off this Friday

  • Brave27heart 22/06/2016


    Exactly, space magic and unicorn dandruff doesn't power servers. They power the air conditioning at Ubisofts offices I believe.
    Reply +4
  • 1080p Project Scorpio games "will look different" and some "run a little better" than on Xbox One/S

  • Brave27heart 17/06/2016

    I wasnt sure Microsoft knew what they wanted Scorpio to be, except that they just want the title of "most powerful console". Essentially most people won't have a 4k tv so the main plus point of the console is negated, and people will be buying it for minor performance upgrades - so basically you're looking at 1080p 60fps instead of say 900p 60fps. Incidentally the things people have been saying don't matter with the Xbox one, but now make enough difference to justify a new 300-400 console. This is of course assuming Microsoft are true to their word and "no one gets left behind" with Scorpio exclusives....Microsoft wouldn't do a bait and switch would they?

    I thought the idea was a silly one and they didn't know what they were doing but then I read the comments and people are lapping it up. The idea of buying a new machine for a minor performance upgrade feel ludicrous to me, but it looks like I'm in the minority. I guess it's the iPhone mentality - gotta have the newest one, slightly better than the old one.

    If it's all the same I'll be skipping Scorpio and Neo, enjoying my games on my current PS4 (and if the only difference is they're 30fps instead of 60, or 900p instead of 1080p I can live with that) and saving my money for a proper new generation.

    Currently I'm loving Overwatch. Would this game be any better on a Neo or Scorpio? Unlikely.
    Reply -1
  • Spec Analysis: Xbox Project Scorpio

  • Brave27heart 14/06/2016

    Nintendo to launch a mid budget console with the specs of a PS4 Neo or Xbox One S that focuses on fun, innovative games and they clean up the market.

    Not likely I know but the reality is no one actually cares about the horsepower. Sure, Playstation fans use it a a way of justifying superiority over Xbox owners, but honestly if the situation was the other way around they would care that if a game was "only" 900p instead of 1080. So much has been made of raw power by fanboys (and the gaming media too) that both Sony and Microsoft think that's the measuring stick to go for. It isn't.

    The Xbox One is a pretty good console now. And I'm speaking as a Playstation fan. If they took the money they were spending on the Scorpio and poured it into making more games like Sea of Thieves or Cupcake then they'd be in a much stronger position in my opinion. I'm not looking for a hardware upgrade, quite frankly this generation has been a disappointment with too many let downs (I'm looking at you Destiny) lack of innovation (COD) or endless remasters.

    The company who can consistently put out new gaming experiences next generation gets my money. I'm not convinced by Sony or Microsoft at this point.
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  • Battlefield 1 multiplayer misses out two key countries

  • Brave27heart 14/06/2016

    Because America.

    Seriously you miss out France? I was never expecting realism but actually getting the main countries right would be something.
    Reply +57
  • Microsoft announces new console Project Scorpio for holiday 2017

  • Brave27heart 13/06/2016


    If the specs of PS4k don't stack up to Scorpio, yeah I do.
    Reply -1
  • Brave27heart 13/06/2016

    Anyone who thinks this announcement means anything must be under 20 years old. Too young to understand how the game is played.

    Expect Sony to announce a new console in early 2017 for launch early 2018. Similar specs to Scorpio. And it's as you were ladies and gentlemen - two consoles where the differences are marginal launching within 6 months of each other.

    This isn't a killer blow from Microsoft or the end of Sony as some fan boys would have you believe. What it does mean is if you were thinking of picking up a console this year might be worth waiting 12 months - see what Microsoft, Sony and Nintendo are bringing to the table.

    It was the good solid move that Microsoft needed to make.
    Reply -1
  • Blizzard balancers looking at Overwatch heroes McCree and D. Va

  • Brave27heart 01/06/2016


    Mei is a pain in the ass character to play against if controlled by even a semi skilled player. I hold my hands up and say that the issue is totally with me not being able to counter her, not an issue with the character itself.
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  • Overwatch Competitive mode to return roughly end of June

  • Brave27heart 01/06/2016


    The article has been updated - when I posted my comment it was on launch day and the review wasn't up.
    Reply 0
  • Brave27heart 24/05/2016

    Any time frame on a review going up? I appreciate that you need time to test the game "in the wild" so to speak, just wondered if there was an idea when that might be?

    I'm not waiting on your review before committing to a purchase you understand, it's just that I'm insecure and need a news outlet to back up my opinion of Overwatch so that I can feel good about myself. Plus I think there should be more Overwatch articles*. I need something to read to pass the time at work before I return to the game.

    *I find it interesting how the constant Destiny articles bugged me, but now that the same treatment is given to a game I really like I don't mind at all. Yes, I am shallow.
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  • Gran Turismo Sport ditches one of the series' big features

  • Brave27heart 31/05/2016

    Seems like GT Sport is trying to do something different by going down the hard core online only racing, trying to implement "real" racing into a videogame.

    That's all well and good but not the Gran Turismo I loved, so it's a pass from me.
    Reply +5
  • Overwatch Review

  • Brave27heart 26/05/2016

    When the core multilayer experience is THIS good, I don't care about single player. Reply 0
  • The madness of Gran Turismo Sport

  • Brave27heart 25/05/2016

    Not feeling much love for this game. I want a GT game that gives me the feeling of the first two. You touched on it in this article - the thrill of taking mundane cars and making them spectacular, as well as having the option of extraordinary cars as well. Those first few games were gems in a world with little competition. That world has move on, and GT doesn't have a "hook" any more - it has no unique selling point. other games look better, have better physics, are more fun, more realistic. It has the FIA license thing, which is at best bragging rights down the pub, but if you want a great racing experience, however you define that, it's available from other games in a better way I feel. Reply +2
  • Don't expect to be blown away by the new Gran Turismo on PS4

  • Brave27heart 19/05/2016

    GT4 for me was the pinnacle too. Since then it's been stale, uncompromising (in a bad way) and unable to redevelop or redesign itself to stay relevant.

    I'll be sticking to Driveclub I think.
    Reply +22
  • Overwatch cheaters will be banned for life, Blizzard says

  • Brave27heart 13/05/2016


    I'm glad you double posted. Down voting this once didn't feel like enough...
    Reply +7
  • Can Battlefield 1 help us see The Great War with fresh eyes?

  • Brave27heart 11/05/2016

    I think expecting DICE to use this as an opportunity to educate people is probably wishful thinking. They're about making a product that is fun and is financially lucrative first and foremost.

    But....any learning that does come from the game, or more likely, the amount of further reading people will do as a result of this game is certainly something that should be welcomed. I can't be the only one who Googled Harlem Hellfighters after that trailer, or world war one tanks to see just what the hell that big bloody bar was the driver seemed to rotate to engage the tanks propulsion. Ancillary learning as a result of a piece of entertainment can only be a good thing and that for me justifies the setting more than anything.
    Reply +12
  • Tech Analysis: Uncharted 4: A Thief's End

  • Brave27heart 09/05/2016

    I would literally kill someone to be able to play this, but I have my dissertation due in on the 3rd of June and if I buy this that's it, I'm done for.

    Trying to avoid spoilers like the plague.
    Reply -2
  • Overwatch open beta extended by a day

  • Brave27heart 09/05/2016


    Admittedly that three player combo in the right circumstances would be very hard to overcome. I've not seen that combination or level of coordination yet, but I can see that it would be hard to deal with.

    My only suggestion would be using Reinhardt to block Bastions fire, slowly building up his ultimate (while drawing fire away from the others who could possibly outflank to the objective) and then use the shield to get in close and his ultimate to knock them all down.

    Two Bastions and a Reinhardt on the moving payload is a killer at times.
    Reply +1
  • Brave27heart 09/05/2016


    I think it's hard because we're so ingrained now to have a constant dangling carrot - level up, prestige, unlock new weapons, perks etc. Overwatch is very old school in that everything is open from the start, so there's no unlocking anything other than cosmetic. The hook to keep playing is meant to be that the game play is just really really good fun.

    Personally I'm hooked on it. The bright summery colours, the sounds, the variety in characters. It's my next gaming purchase and I can't wait.

    Reply +32
  • 15 tips to get you started in Overwatch

  • Brave27heart 06/05/2016


    Thanks, thatso really really helpful. I'll give her another go over the weekend.

    Am I right in thinking her shields, the personal one and the ally one, don't last very long? They seem to be gone after a couple of seconds. So I guess it's about strategic use of them to maximise the damage absorption?

    This is going to sound very very moronic...but I didn't realise she had a secondary fire mode! With Torbjorn and Mercy you can see you press right on the d pad to change weapons, but I didn't know you could change fire modes with Zarya. Now I'm wondering who else has a fire mode and how you access it!
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  • Brave27heart 06/05/2016

    @Bertie and 7M7

    I'm really struggling to get my head around Zarya. I'm clearly not doing something right when I'm playing as her but I can't figure out what exactly. Any tips or suggestions for how to best utilise her?

    Mei is my go to, but had a lot of fun as Lucio and some surprising success as Hanzo too.
    Reply 0
  • Brave27heart 06/05/2016

    Played it last night and died a ton. I'm pretty hopeless.

    Then had one moment as McCree where I emptied all six shots into someone getting the kill, barrel rolled forward reloading and did the same again to a tracer who walked around the corner.

    5 seconds of pure adrenaline filled fun.

    I'm hooked.
    Reply +2
  • Uncharted 4: A Thief's End review

  • Brave27heart 05/05/2016


    It's really very simple.

    Eurogamer is one website
    Metacritic is another

    Therefore, what one site deems the score to be for a game does not have to match the other. You say how come Rocket League got a metacritic rating of 85 and gets a recommended but Tomb raider gets 86 and doesn't? It's because the reviewer at Eurogamer felt that one deserved it and the other didnt. Eurogamer does not base it's score on the metacritic average.

    It's not bias, it's called subjective opinion. And I'm the guy that has called EG out on their bias around Destiny in the past so I'm not shy of making those accusations. The fact is just because you don't agree with one game being "recommended" and another not doesn't make them bias. It just means that you can't hold your own opinion in high enough regard that you need someone elses to back it up.
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  • You can't buy Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Remastered separately

  • Brave27heart 03/05/2016


    Not buying it Activision.

    Go outside and have a word with yourselves.
    Reply +10
  • Here's the first trailer for Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare

  • Brave27heart 02/05/2016

    The MW Remastered part of the trailer looks so much better than the infinite warfare one. Reply +36
  • Brave27heart 02/05/2016

    So just 10 maps with MW Remastered? So presumably the other 10 will be spread across 3 lots of dlc at 11.99 each? Reply +43
  • Overwatch closed beta is ending next week

  • Brave27heart 18/04/2016

    Can't wait for the open beta on PS4. If this game is half as fun to play as it looks it'll be my go to game the rest of the year. Reply +3
  • Ratchet & Clank review

  • Brave27heart 15/04/2016

    If this was a multiplatform game no one would be saying a peep about framerate.

    Just saying.
    Reply +3
  • Overwatch's Tracer has a new pose

  • Brave27heart 06/04/2016

    I hate to be cynical here...but surely this couldn't have just been a ploy to drum up some attention for overwatch? I mean the two poses are pretty much at the same level in terms of sexualisation, it's just the second has more of a fun aspect to it.

    Create an issue
    Remove "offending" item
    Fans kick off in protest
    Replace with pose of similar nature
    Fans reasonably happy
    Bask in the glow of all the media coverage

    I'm a tired old cynic...
    Reply +3
  • This year's Call of Duty is set in space - report

  • Brave27heart 29/03/2016

    Pew Pew Pew Reply +5
  • Sex, shopping and video game longevity

  • Brave27heart 26/03/2016

    Great article and the question of what game could you conceivably play for 30 years is a good one. I wonder if there's games that combine the sex and shopping categories? I'm thinking Bungies "30 seconds of fun repeated" and whether that fits into something like a procedurally generated Skyrim esque world, that's ever changing. Maybe that's even user influenced? Think the economy of Eve etc. A world that's constantly changing and adapting to your input.

    Unfortunately though I am going to be THAT guy here:

    "They remind me of that line in Red Dwarf where a woman tells Rimmer, "making love to you is like eating a Japanese meal: small portions but so many of them"

    It's " many courses"

    Reply +3
  • After 130 hours of play, someone's maxed out The Division

  • Brave27heart 20/03/2016

    It's not so much that I think it's unhealthy I just feel sad for the person - you've maxed out a game in 10 what do you do? 130 hours is a lot of game time if you spread it out over weeks - then it feels like value. But paying 45 for a week and a half's worth of gaming feels a lot. They've got nothing to look forward to now. Reply 0
  • Microsoft GDC party criticised for exotic dancers, Phil Spencer apologises

  • Brave27heart 19/03/2016

    Full props to Phil Spencer, who just keeps on defying the industry by presenting himself as a normal human being. His comments are grounded, down to earth, humble and sincere. As a Sony fan boy who would love to trash Microsoft for this mess I feel like I can't help but feel he's handled it very well.

    It's frustrating. Must...find Microsoft for.... urgh.......
    Reply +6
  • Brave27heart 19/03/2016

    Cock up by Microsoft (any and all puns intended). Reply +3
  • The Division microtransactions live, costume packs cost 3.99

  • Brave27heart 08/03/2016

    Waiting for the reviews to drop.

    Anyone playing this want to give their first impressions?
    Reply +6
  • Face-Off: Heavy Rain on PS4

  • Brave27heart 01/03/2016

    Dodd they re-record any lines of dialogue? Or is it still "Narman Jayden"? Reply +3