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  • FIFA 17 has a story mode with a Mass Effect-style dialogue wheel

  • Cobalt_Jackal 13/06/2016

    What about manager-career mode?. They need to overhaul and much more depth to that as well. Cuz as it stands its a very poor mode. Reply +3
  • Star Wars: Battlefront sequel due next year

  • Cobalt_Jackal 11/05/2016

    Not interested. At this point EA can fuck right off with their shite!. Reply +3
  • Star Wars: Battlefront has shipped over 14m copies

  • Cobalt_Jackal 11/05/2016

    I haven't bought it, and never will!. Fuck EA! Reply -3
  • Dark Souls 3 review

  • Cobalt_Jackal 12/04/2016

    Why Eurogamer is there no mention of the expensive "gifts" FROM have been including, giving away to reviewers with the review copies of the game?.. Hmm knowing what's going on and seeing such high scores for DS3, very dodgy, I'm very suspicious!.. Reply -7
  • Cobalt_Jackal 05/04/2016

    Why Eurogamer is there no mention of the expensive "gifts" FROM have been including, giving away to reviewers with the review copies of the game?.. Hmm knowing what's going on and seeing such high scores for DS3, very dodgy, I'm very suspicious!. Reply -2
  • April PlayStation Plus game leaked already

  • Cobalt_Jackal 09/03/2016

    My PS+ sub ran out a couple months ago n I didn't bother to renew.. Looks like made the right disission. I haven't missed much. PS+ really is a joke now. Copy pasta indie games three years into the PS4's life, looooooovely! :/. Reply -1
  • New Titanfall game and Mass Effect: Andromeda coming in the next 14 months

  • Cobalt_Jackal 29/01/2016

    Star Wars: Battlefront shipped 13m units, surpassing expectations.
    People are thick morons :/.
    Reply -6
  • Star Wars Outpost revealed: a galaxy far, far away "meets Settlers of Catan/EVE"

  • Cobalt_Jackal 27/01/2016

    This looks nothing like EVE :/. Now an actual Star Wars, single player EVE like game for consoles n pc etc would be fucking amazing. Can you imagine the possibilities. Such a shame a game like would never be made though. Certainly not with EA and Disney running things now. One can only dream I guess. Reply +1
  • I was patched out of Eve Online

  • Cobalt_Jackal 17/01/2016

    I'd love it if CCP allowed someone like Obsdian to make an open world RPG in their EVE universe. That'd be awesome. Also I love the music in EVE(whoever did the music for EVE should do the Soundtrack for Mass Effect: Andromeda imo). Fantastic read as well, EVE always sounds so interesting. But at the same time waaay to brutal for the new player, how would you ever catch up?. The mind boggles. Reply +2
  • Games of 2015 no. 4: Rocket League

  • Cobalt_Jackal 29/12/2015

    Sorry, this one, having wrestled with it for quite a while, left me cold. I found the physics of ball and car frustrating and floaty and the game itself far too dependent upon a fortunate bounce or rebound. Pure luck not skill essentially. This game: Rocket League is an overrated piece of shit imo. Crap. Nowhere near the 4th best game of the year, and the fact that it is just goes to show what a poor year for gaming 2015 has been. Reply -14
  • Apple iPhone 6S review

  • Cobalt_Jackal 21/12/2015

    Why do non of these Apple and Andriod phones have an micro SD card clot?. Why do they all seem so keen to not allow users to have their own cheap memory. It makes no sense in 2015 soon to be 2016 ffs to not all the user to expand the storage. Both Apple and Googele, Samsung etc.. There all just as controlling as each other. Stop buying their phones till they all SD card slots. Reply 0
  • Star Citizen soars past $100m as alpha 2.0 launches

  • Cobalt_Jackal 14/12/2015

    This game could kill off kickstarter if it doesn't live up to expectations imo. Reply -1
  • EA defends Star Wars Battlefront sales after GameStop claims launch "underperformed"

  • Cobalt_Jackal 04/12/2015

    I hope it flops, it deserves too. Good on gamers for not buying this crap. Reply -1
  • Performance Analysis: Just Cause 3

  • Cobalt_Jackal 03/12/2015

    @Chaoslava its a half-assed, cheap console... perfect for Austerity Britain.

    Sad but true.
    Reply 0
  • Just Cause 3 review

  • Cobalt_Jackal 01/12/2015

    I really disliked Just Cause 2. And it seems like this game is basically a more shiny version of that. I just find these games to be so dull, repepitive and shallow. The game world is often barren n lifeless as well. Just so empty. Its like as wide as an ocean, but as deep as a puddle.

    See i think for exploration and a huge world to be fun, it cant be exploration/a huge world for explorations n a huge worlds sake. It needs to be varied and every location unique, different, highly detailed n fully realised. Purposeful & worthwhile(if its not exploration/the huge world can become very tedious & repetitive in short order, you end up with huge worlds, but not enough content to justify them. Its too much for too little really. I call it the Skyrim/Bethesda Effect..just saying~) etc.. Just cause 3 seems to embody this fully. It's really disappointing. This beautiful world is just a souless shell. Not impressed. Rubbish driving physics too BTW.
    Reply +7
  • Star Wars Battlefront biggest ever Star Wars game launch in UK

  • Cobalt_Jackal 24/11/2015

    Fucking idiots! :/ Reply 0
  • Star Wars Battlefront review

  • Cobalt_Jackal 20/11/2015

    For (sadly) a MP only game 12 maps is not enough. Also if there's only 4 planets that means multiple ice/snow(hoth), dessert(tattooine), volcanic-y(sulist) & forrest(endor) maps. Quite monotonous, bland & repetitious in environments. Again sounds like it's gonna get boring fast with such a pathetic lack of variety(Its Star Wars ffs.. where's my Bespin, Corouscant, Deathstar, Nar-Shadaar, Artus Prime, Yavin, Kejim etc). Im not confident for this game.

    Also from my POV...From the details released n what ive seen/read it just seems like a rush job, lazy cash grab by DICE/EA. Like how can you not have space battles in a Star Wars Battlefront game. I remember how in Battlefront 2 you could fight in space and even board ships to disable the enemies starship from inside etc(shields, engines and more etc). The scale and scope was immense for the time:







    That was 2005, And yet in 2015 we apparently can't have that. What a joke. So much for progress. How can you have a Battefront game without space playing a huge roll?. Battlefront 2 had it, this one should two, there's no justification for not including it. Its laziness, half-assed-ness on DICE/EA's part imo. Not to mention how this will be DLC'ed n "premium packed" up the bum. I called it a whie ago on how all the content we got in the originals would be ripped out & charged for + how the game would be nothing more than a Battlefield re-skin. Plus its MP only(i doubt they'll charge less for the game though), no prequel era either(why not include both?. Again the previous games had both. Just more stripping back to charge later im sure). What about the seemless space combat to planetary surface combat which Free Radical were working on before they went under, but why can't DICE do something with that?. Anyway im out. Battlefront 3...10 years waiting, it could've been something :(. I hope it bombs, this game deserves too.
    Reply +8
  • Fallout 4 encumbrance: how to lighten the load

  • Cobalt_Jackal 18/11/2015

    My left hand is all I need to lighten' the load ;) Reply +2
  • Brilliant Fallout 4 mod shows you exactly what your character will say during dialogue

  • Cobalt_Jackal 18/11/2015

    @magicpanda Same here my Bear friend. I mean I found Fallout 4 to be really bad. It doesnt feel like a Fallout game at all imo.

    Fom what I've read and seen n played it seems like its onece again quantity over quality. It feels like to me they've gone for biggness again and in going for this huge scope theyve lost sight of the detail, richness & intricacies. We've ended up with a game that's as wide as an ocean but as deep as a puddle... Typical Bestheda style.

    See i think Bethesda create these amazing worlds, but too often in thier recent games again they're as wide as an ocean but as deep as a puddle. They lack atmosphere, they're empty, they fail to put anything interesting into the world to make exploration worthwhile. Feel like a theme park and not a real lived in place. Thier games often have poor writing/dialogue/characters & are lacking serious, more nuanced decision making with consequences(Fallout 4 is no different here) and have poor side quests which amount too often to nothing more than "go here, go there n kill that" fetch quests etc etc. For all the years thier games spen in development: i often wonder just what have they been doing all this time?. It's also a shame Fallout 4 is more Fallout 3 rather than New Vegas. Obsidian get Fallout n what it means more than Betheda ever will. They make a much more compelling, depthful RPG as well. Not dumbed down shite like Beth.

    Tbh I'm disappointed. I expected more. Graphically its rubbish as well. Its 2015 not 2005, cmon. It's simply not good enough on both game and technical areas anymore. I won't be buying till it comes down in price first, not worth it imo.
    Reply +2
  • Fallout 4 tops UK chart, launch sales 200% up on New Vegas

  • Cobalt_Jackal 16/11/2015

    Too bad Fallout 4 is 200℅ worse than New Vegas :/ Reply 0
  • Face-Off: Fallout 4

  • Cobalt_Jackal 14/11/2015

    Technically AND Gameplay wise..Fallout is just shite!. What a letdown :/. Reply -3
  • Fallout 4 review

  • Cobalt_Jackal 10/11/2015

    From what I've read and seen it seems like its onece agaon quantity over quality. It sounds like to me they've gone for biggness again and in going for this huge scope theyve lost sight of the detail, richness & intricacies. We've ended up with a game that's as wide as an ocean but as deep as a puddle... Typical Bestheda style.

    See i think Bethesda create these amazing worlds, but too often in thier recent games again they're as wide as an ocean but as deep as a puddle. They lack atmosphere, they're empty, they fail to put anything interesting into the world to make exploration worthwhile. Feel like a theme park and not a real lived in place. Thier games often have poor writing/dialogue/characters & are lacking serious, more nuanced decision making with consequences and have poor side quests which amount too often to nothing more than "go here, go there n kill that" fetch quests etc etc. For all the years thier games spen in development: i often wonder just what have they been doing all this time?. It's also a shame Fallout 4 is more Fallout 3 rather than New Vegas.

    Tbh I'm disappointed. I expected more. Graphically its rubbish as well. Its 2015 not 2005, cmon. It's simply not good enough on both game and technical areas anymore. I won't be buying till it comes down in price first, not worth it imo.
    Reply -1
  • There's a new Mass Effect Andromeda teaser trailer and it's voiced by Shepard

  • Cobalt_Jackal 08/11/2015

    Mass Effect 2. Bioware don't need to look to Witcher 3 for five years ago, five years before Witcher 3 they did side quests right with Mass Effect 2. The side quests in that game they had all the things people like to praise and mention of the Witcher 3's, Mass Effect 2 did side quests extremely well too. Bioware in the past have shown they can do side content right. BW just need to recapture that. Really look to both games i'd say.

    But uh my biggest concerns regarding Mass Effect: Andromeda are...


    1. I just hope Bioware aren't gonna follow the Ubisoft template(like many open-world games nowadays. Its become the defacto standard). But going that leak n the trailer it seems they have. So im expecting shalllow, streamlined, filler fetch quests up the whazoo. Also i bet things like mmo style, checklist-y, icon-fest, automated gameplay mechanics where you collect shedloads of widgets and explore large, lifeless maps full of lacklustre encounters and locations which all play the same, just like DA Inquisition. The actual story will, like DAI be 5% of the total. Expect loads of spaces caves with 3 rooms and a load of space goblins over and over again.
    I hope they understand what Mass Effect was about and don't loose that essence. Don't strip it away(like in ME3).


    2. Multiplayer overshadowing singleplayer. Now im not a fan of Multiplayer, i don't like the current trend of every traditionly singleplayer game including it. Despite what they say i think it does lead to a diluting of & of a taking away of resources that could otherwise been put to the singleplayer. I just don't want MP to ruin my SP.


    3. Lack of interesting lore and the ditching of what we knew & loved.


    4. Bigger is better, Quantity over quality. It sounds like to me they're going for biggness again. I just hope in going for this huge scope they don't loose the sight of the detail, richness & intricacies. That we don't end up with a game that's as wide as an ocean but as deep as a puddle


    5. Poorly implemented exploration and the idea that the Mako and simply driving around on a barren rock is "exploration". There's much more to exploration than just that. I hope they don't skimp on the cultral exploration too.


    6. Auto-dialogue and further dumbing down of the conversation options.


    7. Mac Walters(whose a top, good character writer but nothing more) being the creative director and Halo 4's lead writer heading up ME:A.

    8.After Dragon Age: Inquisition I have a concern about Bioware losing its focus somewhat by going overboard with the exploration, and not having the time or resources to create meaningful content for all the explorable maps they created. Sometimes less is more, and I hope with ME:A that the team has the story content determine the size of the game universe, rather than the game universe itself being the main priority.

    9. I hope that the exploration is not poorly implemented + the idea that the Mako and simply driving around on a barren rock with long windy paths is "exploration"... I hope the ME:A team bring more to the table than that. There's much more to exploration than just that imo. Again make it more like Mass Effect 2.

    10. That they take the Rockstar/Bethesda/Just Cause 2 open world way on this. It'd be most unfortunate and a wrong move to have a game which is again as wide as an ocean but as deep as a puddle. Style over substance etc. Bigger is (not) better, Quantity over quality: To me it sounds like to me they're going for biggness with this next installment. I just hope in going for this unprecedented breadth & scope they don't loose the sight of the focus, cohesion, smaller detail, richness & intricacies.

    11. Black n white choices with a lack of nuance/shade of grey & consequences.

    12. Side quests which are rubbish. Look too Mass Effect 2(the pinnicle of the series imo, and the Witcher 3) to see how to do side content right.
    Reply +4
  • PlayStation Plus November free games revealed

  • Cobalt_Jackal 31/10/2015

    Looks like I made the right decision to not renew my PS+ subscription. For such a successful selling, admittedly very underpowered, barebones in features, austerity Britain console..the games selection is seriously shite. 2 years now and this generation feels like one of the worst yet. Not impressed. This update only cemantes my view. Reply -15
  • Rebel Galaxy review

  • Cobalt_Jackal 20/10/2015

    my life as a mercenary-cum-trader
    As a gay guy that sounds like my dream job ;)
    Reply +6
  • Jon Blyth on: Pubs vs video games

  • Cobalt_Jackal 18/10/2015

    I had a Welsh Pale Ale from Glamorgan yesterday.. it was delicious. It was from local Lidl, they got soooo many Ales to choose from, It's heaven :D.

    But uh fine article this.
    Reply 0
  • Star Wars Battlefront has a 40 Season Pass

  • Cobalt_Jackal 13/10/2015

    Called it :(.. FFS as ive said before I hope this game flops, and flops hard!😤:mad: Reply 0
  • PES 2016 vs FIFA 16: a friendly comparison

  • Cobalt_Jackal 18/09/2015

    I think this years PES has much better passing, collision, tackling & animations. It looks, plays & just feels more real. Also the options/tactical depth blow Fifa 16 outta the water. Going back to Fia 16 just makes one realise how lacking in any tactical & strategic depth the game is. Away from the gameeplay it doesn't help that career mode is as barebones & neglected as ever too. Fifa 16 is just truly disappointing. EA really need to up thier game, its nowhere near as good as it could n should be :/. Reply +3
  • PS4 gets its own preview program

  • Cobalt_Jackal 20/08/2015

    The 'media player' still doesn't work properlly. Its a buggy mess.. could they fix that please.

    Really though compared to the PS3 the PS4's features, UI & media capabilities are absolute shite.
    Reply +3
  • Star Wars Battlefront details the Conquest-like Supremacy mode

  • Cobalt_Jackal 14/08/2015

    Im so over this game at this point. Whatever enthusiasm i had for Battlefront 3 before has completely evaporated by now :/. I genuinely hope it flops..it deserves to. Reply -8
  • FIFA 16 introduces Draft mode for Ultimate Team, and builds upon career mode

  • Cobalt_Jackal 05/08/2015

    Career mode still lacks any depth :/. I remember old fifas where career mode at least tried to do more off the pitch stuff. But its so barebones now, they don't even bother :/. Not buying tbh. Reply +2
  • Looking to the Horizon: how Guerrilla moved on

  • Cobalt_Jackal 31/07/2015

    Killzone 2 is one of the best FPS's ever made imho. I absolutly loved it. Its a shame they dumded it down, COD'ifed & ruined the series with the next two games. But still KZ2 is an overlooked, underrated masterpiece.

    I hope Guerilla can regain their mojo with this new game. Looking forward too it.
    Reply +3
  • PlanetSide 2 review

  • Cobalt_Jackal 06/07/2015

    Does anyone know how do you earn alot of CERTS?. Im lost on that front.

    But you know i think its a good game in small doeses. I just find it too lacking & repetitive to hold my interest long enough. The fact it doesn't explain itself very well or guide new players into the game doesn't help either. Plus i find too often enemy & friendly are very hard to tell apart making things needlessly annoying.
    Reply -1
  • Reddit drama prompts gaming boards to shut themselves down

  • Cobalt_Jackal 03/07/2015

    Nooooo r/massivecock is down too :(~. But r/foreskin, r/guyfeet & r/gaybrosgonewild are all up... so its all good :p.

    No but I think we're perhaps witnessing the decline of reddit. Like Digg before it, nothing lasts forever(esp on the web) as they say. Something new will take its spot eventually.
    Reply +5
  • Star Wars Battlefront alpha leaked, mined for information

  • Cobalt_Jackal 02/07/2015

    Hot garbage! : /. Reply +2
  • Shuhei Yoshida on saving The Last Guardian and PS4 in Japan

  • Cobalt_Jackal 27/06/2015

    These corporate types are often high functioning pyschopaths, thus they can appear very charming/friendly/one of the guys etc on the surface. BUT don't be fooled its infact all part of the act..thier mask to hide thier true warped, $$$ obsessed, physcopathic personalities.

    I'd be very cautious, very weary of people like Shuhei Yoshida and his ilk. Just incase.
    Reply 0
  • Mass Effect: Andromeda trailer scanned and analysed

  • Cobalt_Jackal 26/06/2015

    My biggest concerns regarding Mass Effect: Andromeda are...


    1. I just hope Bioware aren't gonna follow the Ubisoft template(like many open-world games nowadays. Its become the defacto standard). But going that leak n the trailer it seems they have. So im expecting shalllow, streamlined, filler fetch quests up the whazoo. Also i bet things like mmo style, checklist-y, icon-fest, automated gameplay mechanics where you collect shedloads of widgets and explore large, lifeless maps full of lacklustre encounters and locations which all play the same, just like DA Inquisition. The actual story will, like DAI be 5% of the total. Expect loads of spaces caves with 3 rooms and a load of space goblins over and over again.
    I hope they understand what Mass Effect was about and don't loose that essence. Don't strip it away(like in ME3).


    2. Multiplayer overshadowing singleplayer. Now im not a fan of Multiplayer, i don't like the current trend of every traditionly singleplayer game including it. Despite what they say i think it does lead to a diluting of & of a taking away of resources that could otherwise been put to the singleplayer. I just don't want MP to ruin my SP.


    3. Lack of interesting lore and the ditching of what we knew & loved.


    4. Bigger is better, Quantity over quality. It sounds like to me they're going for biggness again. I just hope in going for this huge scope they don't loose the sight of the detail, richness & intricacies. That we don't end up with a game that's as wide as an ocean but as deep as a puddle


    5. Poorly implemented exploration and the idea that the Mako and simply driving around on a barren rock is "exploration". There's much more to exploration than just that. I hope they don't skimp on the cultral exploration too.


    6. Auto-dialogue and further dumbing down of the conversation options.


    7. Mac Walters(whose a top, good character writer but nothing more) being the creative director and Halo 4's lead writer heading up ME:A.

    8.After Dragon Age: Inquisition I have a concern about Bioware losing its focus somewhat by going overboard with the exploration, and not having the time or resources to create meaningful content for all the explorable maps they created. Sometimes less is more, and I hope with ME:A that the team has the story content determine the size of the game universe, rather than the game universe itself being the main priority.

    9. I hope that the exploration is not poorly implemented + the idea that the Mako and simply driving around on a barren rock with long windy paths is "exploration"... I hope the ME:A team bring more to the table than that. There's much more to exploration than just that imo.

    10. That they take the Rockstar/Bethesda/Just Cause 2 open world way on this. It'd be most unfortunate and a wrong move to have a game which is again as wide as an ocean but as deep as a puddle. Style over substance etc. Bigger is (not) better, Quantity over quality: To me it sounds like to me they're going for biggness with this next installment. I just hope in going for this unprecedented breadth & scope they don't loose the sight of the focus, cohesion, smaller detail, richness & intricacies.

    11. Black n white choices with a lack of nuance/shade of grey & consequences.

    12. Side quests which are rubbish. Look too Mass Effect 2(the pinnicle of the series imo, and the Witcher 3) to see how to do side content right.
    Reply +2
  • DICE: why Star Wars Battlefront AT-ATs are on-rails

  • Cobalt_Jackal 26/06/2015

    Waited over a decade for this ffs!...:(:mad: Reply -2
  • Video: DICE talks Mirror's Edge Catalyst multiplayer and open world

  • Cobalt_Jackal 17/06/2015

    Why does everything have to be open world and once singleplayer only games have to now have multiplayer these days? :/. Im fucking tired of it, stop ruining my singleplayer for fuck sake!!:mad: Reply +2
  • Just Cause 3 release date confirmed for December

  • Cobalt_Jackal 16/06/2015

    I hope its not as wide as an ocean but as deep as a puddle. Too many open world games with huge maps often suffer from this. Reply +4
  • Fallout 4 gameplay… lots of it

  • Cobalt_Jackal 15/06/2015

    Please have good writing/dialogue/serious decision making with consequences & actually interesting non-fetchy side quests this time Bethesda. Reply +4
  • Bethesda E3 2015 conference live report

  • Cobalt_Jackal 14/06/2015

    I've got meh beers and nibbles ready...bring it on! Reply 0
  • Samsung Galaxy S6 review

  • Cobalt_Jackal 14/06/2015

    @Sammoore Aah ok. So what is the best phone for my budget(60-100)?. Reply +1
  • Cobalt_Jackal 14/06/2015

    Due to my financial situation i'll be getting a Motorola Moto E as my phone. Im just wondering is this a good choice for my low budget range?. Reply +2
  • Metal Gear Solid 5: A phantom battle waged by the vanished

  • Cobalt_Jackal 09/06/2015

    I played Ground Zeroes today(got it from PS+)...and i gotta say i loved it. The gameplay just felt right. Not to mention the graphics, animation, Snake's shapely, purt, beefy butt(and the lovely barefeets too..just sayin' ;)~. But it all looks n moves so realistically), sheer detail & sound/music: All top notch. Can't wait for Phantom Pain...bring it on i say! :). Reply 0
  • A closer look at Fallout 4's high-res screenshots

  • Cobalt_Jackal 05/06/2015

    The graphics look more than passable. The lighting & sky in particular look rather beautiful. Though tbh its not graphics im concerned by. Bethesda games have never really graphical powerhouses. What concerns me is things like the writing, making the huge world feel alive/the cities lived in and not just an empty, souless themepark, meaningful decision making & the combat etc...Those four things are where Bethesda have traditionally struggled, where thier games have been severely lacking. If they don't rectify them i won't be buying.

    So Beth please get some good writers(get Obsidian to do the writing). Im just tired of Bethesda's shitty dialogue, rubbbish, non-engaging cardboard characters & lack of real decision making with consequences. Also the combat needs to be greatly improved as mentioned. And the world...I think Bethesda's games have increasingly been as wide as an ocean but as deep as a puddle. Fix that for Fallout 4 please. Its simply not good enough anymore.
    Reply +1
  • Fallout 4 is real and it's being revealed tomorrow

  • Cobalt_Jackal 02/06/2015

    Please get some good writers Bethesda. Im tired of thier shitty dialogue, rubbbish cardboard characters & lack of real decision making. Reply -3
  • FIFA 16 features female national teams for first time

  • Cobalt_Jackal 28/05/2015

    @riceNpea "My daughters play competitive football and I've yet to see a good goalie. Pro level isn't much better judging by the last tournament I watched bits of on telly"...

    You don't tell that to your daughters do you?. Or have you?...if so how did they react?.
    Reply +1
  • BioWare turns 20 today

  • Cobalt_Jackal 22/05/2015

    How the mighty have fallen :/.
    Its sad to think a company that gave us all time classics & excellent RPG games such as Bulder's Gate, KOTOR, Mass Effect, Mass Effect 2(their best game thy've made imo, and arguably the greatest game of all time. Its certainly up there. Its one of the best science fiction universes ever created too imo)...could have fallen to such low depths. EA have destroyed what was once Bioware. They become a husk, a shell of thier former selves. Bioware is Bioware in name only these days sadly.
    Reply +10
  • Spider senseless: The plight of the arachnophobic video game player

  • Cobalt_Jackal 13/05/2015

    @PurpleShurple That little spider is rather adorbable. Reply 0