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  • Overwatch Competitive mode to return roughly end of June

  • 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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  • 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.
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  • 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...
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  • 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.
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  • 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.
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  • 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.
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  • 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.

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  • 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.
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  • 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.
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  • 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.
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  • 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 +35
  • 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 +42
  • 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.
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  • 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...
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  • 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"

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  • 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.......
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  • 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?
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  • 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
  • Xbox Games with Gold March line-up revealed

  • Brave27heart 24/02/2016

    Lords of the fallen might have been one of those AA filler games that came out between big releases, but at least MS are giving away a AA game. Seriously I'd take knack at this point.

    Bloody knack. Have you seen the depths you've made me sink Sony??
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  • HTC Vive priced at $800

  • Brave27heart 22/02/2016

    Cheers Vine and Occulus!! If there was any hope of a 400 price point for the PSVR that's been blown out of the water. Why charge less when you can get away with what others are charging? Reply 0
  • Watch: Six lost levels you'll never get to play

  • Brave27heart 22/02/2016


    I thought FFXIII had a whole section called "The rest of the world" that was cut...
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  • Watch: Are fighting games losing popularity?

  • Brave27heart 20/02/2016

    There was a recent study that said as we get older our inclination to play competitive games decreases. We don't want to play in competition with others as much and instead choose single player or cooperative games. Couple that with studies showing the average age of a gamer going up (I believe it's 35 now?) and that might explain some of it. As we get older we simply don't enjoy playing competitively as much, and fighting games are pretty much all about that.

    Just a thought.
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  • No, Quantum Break won't launch on Steam

  • Brave27heart 15/02/2016

    this doesn't affect me in any way, however I just wanted to say:

    "Sometimes we're innovating, sometimes we're experimenting, sometimes we're charting new ground on different things,"'re releasing an Xbox One game on PC. I'd hardly call that innovative, experimenting or charting new ground.

    Microsoft should just filter every PR response through Phil Spencer - he seems the most down to earth guy you could hope to have on your side. No BS, just plain honest speak.
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  • Destiny sequel due in 2017, "large expansion" this year

  • Brave27heart 12/02/2016

    I stopped playing a while ago, but came back recently to see if I could get into it. I couldn't.

    Then my wolfdog chewed the disc up.

    I think she got more fun out of doing that than I'd got from playing it.
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  • This War of Mine: The Little Ones review

  • Brave27heart 28/01/2016


    I get what you're saying, but for me I find it's entirely possible to envisage the situation my characters on screen are in being a situation that other, real work people find themselves in every day. From that perspective I can empathise and feel for them.

    It's a further extension of watching a film. You suspend the reality that the people in front of you are actually actors and believe in the characters. Doing that with a bunch of pixels is harder, but not impossible.

    But I am a psychotherapist, and empathy is a skill I've spent a lot of time honing, so I too am curious as to other peoples experiences.
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  • Aviary Attorney review

  • Brave27heart 21/01/2016

    These puns are just flying over my head...

    It's another game on PC that I'd really like to play. I'm not saying I regret my choice of a PS4, its just a bit hawkward sometimes.
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  • Here's everything in Xbox One's February system update

  • Brave27heart 19/01/2016

    Speaking as a rabbid Sony fanboy, I have to say MS do a good job of listening to feedback and implementing it into their updates, on a frequent basis too. They're really starting to come good.

    Of course now this means I have to feel insecure about my console of choice (and as an extension insecure about myself) and to make up for that I'm going to show you this 40 minute powerpoint presentation comparing resolution figures for the two consoles and listing all the exclusives for the PS4, while conveniently forgetting the definitions of the words "Opinion" and "Fact". And throwing insults around about peoples mums.
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  • Alexis Kennedy on: Gravity

  • Brave27heart 16/01/2016

    What would bloodborne feel like if every swing stopped dead when it hit an enemy? Or call of duty of there was no crosshair, just a jumble of pressing shoulder buttons like QWOP trying to line up a gun in such a way that you think might be aiming accurately.

    Sure it might not ultimately be fun long term, but I'd sure like to play it.
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  • Call of Duty maker sued by family of Angolan rebel leader

  • Brave27heart 14/01/2016

    Surely the issue here is not being portrayed as a half wit barbarian in a call of duty game but actually being portrayed in a call of duty game at all? God knows I wouldn't want to be associated with such dross... Reply 0
  • Oculus Rift costs 500

  • Brave27heart 06/01/2016


    So because Microsoft haven't got into it that means they know something we don't and are smart to stay out of it. Microsoft can smell money can they?

    Go sit in the corner with Kinnect.
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  • Games of 2015 no. 4: Rocket League

  • Brave27heart 31/12/2015


    Poor control scheme??'s analogue stick to steer, a button for forward, a button for backwards, one for jumping and one for boost.

    How exactly is that poor? I mean they're mapped to logical buttons too. It's not like the accelerate is mapped to the touch pad, jump is the share button, reverse and boost are mapped to the right trigger depending on how far you press it down. It's as simple and as easy to pick up as almost any game this year.
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  • Final Fantasy 7 remake will feature full voice-acting

  • Brave27heart 22/12/2015

    There does need to be one fundamental change to the voice acting from what we've seen so far I think, specifically the script:

    Wedge: "You're doing this to save the planet, like us"
    Cloud: "Not interested"

    Needs changing to:

    Wedge: "You're doing this to save the planet, like us"
    Cloud: "What the flock happened to your voice? Since when did Avalanche take on 11 year old boys whose voice hasn't broken? I thought I was signing up to fight soldiers not run a kindergarten."
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  • Brave27heart 22/12/2015


    Genuine question - can you point out where they say they're removing mini games and exploration? Because I haven't heard anything of the sort.

    It appears that ATB is either gone or largely changed from the original, I'll grant you that, and as for possible changes to plot, again that's not confirmed, except to say that they've stated they want to flesh out the world more, which suggests adding rather than taking anything away.

    Is it possible that you're confusing what you fear will happen with what you know is happening and reporting the former as truth? Or can you provide sources and evidence to back up your claims?
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  • 80 Days developer details next game

  • Brave27heart 17/12/2015


    Nope, I thought exactly the same.
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  • Final Fantasy 7 remake is episodic

  • Brave27heart 11/12/2015

    Still buying it. Day one. Reply 0
  • Brave27heart 07/12/2015


    You're absolutely correct. I'd completely forgotten about that, and how areas got locked off to you after you'd completed them. Well remembered.
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  • Brave27heart 07/12/2015


    Define re-imagining for me?

    Remake is not "make it exactly the same as it was before only prettier". It's much more than that, it's taking what didn't work last time, or what wasn't available last time (such as voice acting) and weaving it into the fabric of the original.

    As consumers can we really be trusted to know what it is we want? Do we really want a straight up remake of the original? Are you not willing to allow the designers a bit of freedom to bring their vision to life? Henry Ford once said "If I'd asked people what they wanted they would have said a faster horse". The designers have a vision for this game. personally I don't want anything fundamental taking out of that (characters, places or significant storylines) but I am willing to let them tell the story how they see fit. That means allowing for changes to the combat and how the game is distributed.

    I don't want to be fleeced by them for the privilege of it though, so pricing is a concern.
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  • Blizzard: why we won't sell Overwatch heroes

  • Brave27heart 11/12/2015

    Beta for consoles?

    Just asking...
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  • EA announces Competitive Gaming Division, led by Peter Moore

  • Brave27heart 11/12/2015


    If that's the case then it begs the questions who are these sorts of announcements, and the tone of them, actually aimed at? Take this announcement - people tend to be split into either "I hate the PR tone and language" or the "I'm not bothered by it" camps. I'm yet to find someone in the "I really like the way this announcement is put across" camp. So again, whats the point of this?

    My point is why not let announcements be done by the people who actually care about these things? Who are invested in them because they're actually the ones making them? They come across as more honest than bullslit PR types.
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  • Brave27heart 11/12/2015

    Dear EA,

    Sack all your PR guys. All of them. Instead, take your designers, developers, coders and editors, the guys who pour their heart and soul into making the games, and let them talk about it instead. I promise you they won't be as eloquent or as smooth talking as the PR guys you let go, but they will sound human, and us, the people you're actually trying to persuade to buy your products, will actually connect with them.

    Your sincerely,
    Gamers everywhere
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  • Eurogamer readers' top 50 games of 2015 voting

  • Brave27heart 11/12/2015

    Destiny: the Taken King

    Comments: Because it's Eurogamer

    x 5
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  • The Last of Us, Until Dawn are BOGOF on PSN

  • Brave27heart 10/12/2015

    Ridiculous pricing Sony. Its the season of goodwill for Pete's sake... Reply +3
  • Gone Home is coming to PS4 and Xbox One next month

  • Brave27heart 07/12/2015

    Day one for me

    I also liked Everybody's gone to the rapture too. There's a place for games like this.
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  • Overwatch's post-release heroes and maps will be free

  • Brave27heart 07/12/2015


    Of course now we're all going to Google it...
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