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  • Far Cry 5 debut trailer teases new setting

  • DacoitOne 22/05/2017

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  • Hands-on with Destiny 2 - a fun and familiar experience

  • DacoitOne 19/05/2017

    I was sat in a cinema screen yesterday at a sold out live screening of the new game, wall to wall destiny t-shirts adorned and a surprisingly varied age group from teenagers to guys who were easily in their mid to late 50's and coming straight from work. We queued up and were handed an oddly shaped swag bag on the way in that included some Destiny 2 art cards, a huge poster, some cool looking stickers and more. Right before we went in a woman told us that we could use our phones to tweet or live record the event etc because 'Activision REALLY wanted the event to go viral and create as much internet buzz as possible'. I was somewhat disappointed when she didn't yell out snapchat that shit I don't care.

    The darkened room was extremely hyped as you could hear people almost panting in anticipation as a large counter showed on screen and the live stream started. As it did someone let out a fucking humongous scream which I soon realised was coming from the actual live stream and not the room we were sat in. Someone right in front of me dropped his popcorn and started freaking out at his mates to not to move their feet. Classic.

    As the game showing actually started to be shown leading in with a fairly uninspiring cinematic there was literally nothing happening in the room. Complete and utter dead air. I've seen more reaction to an Adam Sandler movie than I witnessed for everything shown concerning Destiny 2 over that hour or so. It's not that everyone was simply being polite either - it generally just seemed like everyone was just vastly underwhelmed by it all. I saw one guy playing a mobile game not even 20 minutes in. Another person directly next to me uttered the word shit at least once every three minutes. Even the eventual hallowed mention of the Gjallarhorn failed to get a single reaction. First time for everything I guess.

    75 minutes later it ended and still nobody had reacted even once, there was no cheering, no clapping, no mutterings of uber excitement. For a moment I thought the room had been gassed but I was yet to feel the effects. And that was it. Suddenly everyone came back to life and just got up and started to make their way to the exits as if they'd just been forced to sit through an actual Adam Sandler film. Poor things. To be honest I don't know what I expected from such a showing, I just know I didn't expect complete silence or to simply hear the word shit said in so many different yet wonderfully memorable ways. This same person also fidgeted like you would not fucking believe.

    So as we left some bloke outside who was bouncing around and was obviously a rep from GAME was letting us all know that there was an 'after party' taking place at the local store and to come along and continue the 'awesomeness'. He was promptly ignored by pretty much everyone but continued to bounce around anyway as he stopped more people who only had where the fuck they parked and did I just waste an hour of my life on their minds at this point in time. An irritating bouncy hyped up GAME representative who stood in your way was the last thing everyone needed upon leaving.

    As for me I've never played the original Destiny and was only present because my son is a massively die hard fan and even he had reservations about what was shown for the most part. If anything he was just much more concerned about what he'd lose from his long term original characters than anything he'd seen from the sequel. He actually looked a little bit depressed all the way back. Ok so it didn't help that we got lost trying to find the venue in the first place and he told me in no uncertain terms if we missed it he would never forgive me. Then proceeded to ask me to buy him a bag of counters for £3.50. Ungrateful little shit.

    Expectedly he did put the poster up on his wall as soon as we arrived back only for it to fall down roughly 15 minutes later. I always did tell him if you're going to blu tack you go all out and don't be stingy because how exactly do you expect to keep stuff on show with such minimal effort. That shit just don't stick.

    Much like the Destiny 2 'event' we'd just sat through then. Not so much an event as a wake I didn't realise I would be attending that particular day. Still the poster looks nice.

    If it stays up that is.
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  • Destiny 2 gameplay reveal live report

  • DacoitOne 18/05/2017

    It's my son's birthday today and I've booked us two tickets to watch the live stream in a cinema screen at the Trafford Centre. Pretty excited I must admit. Him for PS4 version, myself for the PC version. Hope they show a little something from all platforms! Reply +1
  • Jeff Kaplan reveals the Overwatch balance triangle

  • DacoitOne 11/05/2017

    If director man Jeff Kaplan say triangles a ting, den triangles a ting. Reply +6
  • Mass Effect series "on ice" following Andromeda disappointment

  • DacoitOne 11/05/2017

    @Corinthian7 How is holding off on a purchase because you are bombarded daily with reports from friends and trusted online gaming communities that the game is ballsed up being a sheep exactly?

    That's called prudent advice. Baaaa.
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  • DacoitOne 11/05/2017

    @Agente_Silva This is the thing. On one hand we are all told to stay away from and not directly support the evil pre-order culture so we do precisely that. Then if it turns out the game is clearly not ready for release as was the case with this and we hold off on our purchases until it seems fixed we are then just as equally damned for not supporting the game and it ultimately completely failing sales wise.

    If the game had perhaps been allocated 3-5 months of extra development time we could have all been playing the new Mass Effect game we hoped for and sales could well have been way way up.

    As it stands it's a shit sandwich all round.
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  • DacoitOne 11/05/2017

    @SiroccoJetProp Oh come now it's far too easy to blame those who stayed well clear because the game was an utter car crash at launch and is still being patched to resemble what it should have been along.

    I do hear it's a good game but just like what happened with Dishonored 2 some folk just aren't willing to take a blind chance in the vain hope the game is even playable.

    That 'attitude' you mention comes across more as pretty sound logic given the circumstances.
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  • DacoitOne 11/05/2017

    Nobody to blame but themselves. Second rate development = second rate game. Reply +18
  • Square Enix trying to find a buyer for IO, future of Hitman in doubt

  • DacoitOne 11/05/2017

    THQ Nordic as the new buyer gets my vote. If not them Deep Silver. Just stay the fuck away from Bethesda. Reply +2
  • Darksiders 3 leaked with screenshots and details

  • DacoitOne 02/05/2017

    I can't believe some of the hateful comments this is getting. Ok so it might not be the 4HM people wanted exactly but it is the perfect time to switch up the main protagonist for something different after the likes of War and Death, especially with games such as Horizon doing so well an all new female lead Darksiders adventure is precisely what the series needs to bring in them sales numbers.

    Many are also complaining that the game has lost its iconic JoeMAD inspired art style. The fuck. How does that first screenshot look any different to what we saw in 1 & 2 exactly?

    The point everyone seem to be missing here is that this is a one time defunct IP that was made by a one time defunct publisher so the fact it's even alive and well should be more than enough to warrant very high excitement levels for any true fans of the series. Looks like the Darksiders: Warmaster Edition did actually pay off.

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  • DacoitOne 02/05/2017

    GLORIOUS DAY!!!!!! Reply +11
  • Prey was a flawed FPS with ideas worth remembering

  • DacoitOne 30/04/2017

    Human Head's original Prey and RUNE are two of my all time favourite PC games. I even played the criminally overlooked Minimum for a while and thought it was great fun.

    I'd give my left ball sack for a RUNE 2 on UE4. Oh boy would I.
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  • Call of Duty: WW2 gets reveal trailer and release date

  • DacoitOne 26/04/2017

    Well someone had to do it! xD
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  • Halo 5's lack of Master Chief was a "huge disappointment", 343 admits

  • DacoitOne 26/04/2017

    Master Chief Collection - Finish the Fixing. Reply +2
  • Alien: Isolation 2 rumour isn't true

  • DacoitOne 26/04/2017

    If they eventually have a sequel in the pipe maybe this time they will actually get the Alien right because as soon as it was introduced in the first the game just kinda fell apart.

    Speaking of pipes - We’re in the pipe, five by five.
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  • Call of Duty: WW2 officially confirmed by Activision

  • DacoitOne 22/04/2017


    Call of Duty returns to its roots with Call of Duty: WWII - a breathtaking experience that redefines World War II for a new gaming generation. Land in Normandy on D-Day and battle across Europe through iconic locations in history’s most monumental war. Experience classic Call of Duty combat, the bonds of camaraderie, and the unforgiving nature of war against a global power throwing the world into tyranny.
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  • DacoitOne 21/04/2017

    Back to its roots. Back in them boots. Reply +7
  • Microsoft is adding self-service refunds for digital Xbox/Win10 games

  • DacoitOne 13/04/2017

    Microsoft must be thanking the heavens above that Phil Spencer came along right now. The company has made such a positive turn around since he took over as head. Keep it up guy. Reply +1
  • G2A responds to Gearbox's withdrawal and TotalBiscuit's demands

  • DacoitOne 11/04/2017

    All I see is Gearbox in a desperate attempt to regain some kind of credibility off the back of a business deal that anyone else would never have entered into in the first place. I'm reminded of how Gearbox threw developer TimeGate under the bus for the Alien Colonial Marines debacle and tried to walk away scot free.

    Their painfully obvious it's not us but them you should worry about mentality remains which clearly demonstrates they still seem to believe we are all as thick as two short planks in the process.

    Fuck Gearbox. Shut down G2A. Make it a better place. For you and for me and the entire human race.
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  • Does Yooka-Laylee really have performance problems?

  • DacoitOne 10/04/2017

    Awaiting my key delivery tonight then I'll be hitting up Jim Sterling to play some co-op mode goodness. I know he must be absolutely brimming with pride that he backed the game right now. Reply +5
  • PewDiePie launches weekly Twitch show, as advertisers back away from YouTube

  • DacoitOne 10/04/2017

    @riceNpea Lisa Appleton just asked if you wanted your bin putting out. Reply +3
  • DacoitOne 10/04/2017

    About time the bubble burst really. Far too many "content creators" making sacks of money for garbage while smaller genuinely entertaining creators fall by the way side. This balances things out a tad. Reply +17
  • Gearbox cuts ties with G2A after game key reseller fails to meet demands

  • DacoitOne 07/04/2017

    Gone 2 Another. Reply +3
  • Bulletstorm: Full Clip Edition review

  • DacoitOne 07/04/2017

    What really hits home watching a six year old re-mastered game is how little the actual fps genre has come on since Bulletstorm first released. If anything that's the primary reason people should give it a try in either original or re-mastered form because it really did change the way you thought about how to play a shooter and how challenging and varied it can actually be as a fun gaming experience.

    There's been nothing quite like it since aside from perhaps DOOM's Arcade Mode last year.
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  • DacoitOne 07/04/2017

    I fully agree that the original game is an underrated classic but I'm finding it very difficult to warrant purchasing this based on a mere graphical upgrade but zero actual new content. Had the game been perhaps £15 and not £25.49 I may well have dipped my toe in to show support towards an actual full blown sequel.

    The only reasons I can think to buy this are to avoid the GFWL headache that still plagues the original Steam release or if you simply have never played it before in which case you will have a blast.
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  • Yooka-Laylee includes its own DK Rap

  • DacoitOne 01/04/2017

    You know something is truly terrible when your nine year old asks what game it is then walks away before the three minute video has even finished. Reply +3
  • Mass Effect Andromeda physical launch sales down on ME3

  • DacoitOne 27/03/2017

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  • Jelly Deals roundup: Bloodborne, Pro Evo 2017, Hitman, For Honor and more

  • DacoitOne 26/03/2017

    In 2017 the only AC game residing on my hard drive isn't Unity or even Syndicate. It's actually AC Rogue because I still consider it the single best AC outing since Black Flag and I hope it is that specific game template AC returns to with the hush hush 2018 release Empire. Reply 0
  • Titanfall 2's next free DLC detailed

  • DacoitOne 23/03/2017

    I love this game I truly do but sadly I ended up uninstalling it last week due to the constant never fixed audio stutter the game is plagued by. I tried every fix I could track down but it was simply impossible to ignore any longer as it being a game you have to be constantly on your toes the slightest amount of any kind of lag would see you instantly dead and buried. I just don't get it. I had zero issues with sound in any other game I own, just this one. I'm far from alone on this issue...


    I had been long hoping that an official fix would come about but sadly this never happened and I exhausted every other avenue I could trying to finally get it to stop.

    Titanfall 2 was without doubt one of the best new games I played and had it not been for this single at times crippling issue finally becoming too much for me to endure I know I'd still be playing it right now and looking forward to the new DLC just like everyone else.

    A damn shame.
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  • The art and joy of video game photography

  • DacoitOne 18/03/2017

    There's a keen photographer hidden away in all of us so thankfully new games complete with photo mode and other additional tools such as the rather nifty Ansel are helping bring it out more and more because once you get the bug for it any gaming world is quite literally your new snap happy oyster.

    Mad Max

    GTA V

    Mafia III

    Watch_Dogs 2

    I always end up making screenshots into full blown custom wallpapers for my desktop...

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  • Ghost Recon: Wildlands biggest launch of the year so far

  • DacoitOne 13/03/2017

    Not only is GR one of the best games of the year but it's also an early competitor for the most optimised PC games of the year too in my book. After the majorly disappointing Watch_Dogs 2 I was fully expecting a game with a vastly larger world to make my machine beg on its knees for decent frames. This surprisingly turned out not to be the case however and although there were some freezing issues initially these have been fixed already in the last update.

    Ok so no it doesn't rewrite the book on open world gaming but if you get yourself in the correct mindset in solo mode or get in a coop match with friends it can and is fully equipped to deliver a very memorable and highly taxing gameplay experience that pulls no punches. Playing it last night I found myself having flashbacks to tense sessions on Future Soldier making my way slowly from building to building and cover to cover with a silenced MP5, highlighting enemy targets for myself and my men, collecting enemy info and unlocking new points of interest on the map as I go. It plays and feels exactly the same with the only difference being once you've taken a town or enemy stronghold you simply move on to the next one via any means necessary in a huge open world rather than moving from level to level in a completely linear controlled manner.

    Ironically I ended up watching the film Sicario yesterday due to playing this and taking an interest in precisely the subject matter it is based upon and I have to say I could see countless shots in that movie that could have been taken directly from the game. Everything from the style of the fences to the large sprawling words etched into the side of a huge mountain to the very colour and brick work style that makes up the smallest building in an enemy occupied town. I had no true idea just how close to the real deal the Wildlands world actually was till I watched the movie and it's a true testament to just how much effort Ubisoft Paris put into making it more than just another open world game. There's a genuine feeling of a gritty and simply horrible reality behind it all. Going out into the open world to clear out the enemy Sicaro population and taking down all the despicable El Jefe's that control them one by one running down an otherwise serene country lane with beautiful open vistas only to suddenly run past a man hung from a lamp post it instantly hits home just why you are there and just why you are needed.

    If only people would give it the chance it so deserves I guarantee it is one of the best Ubisoft games of recent times and not only that it's very much also a game that in my eyes shows that Ghost Recon can and does work just as well in an open world setting if only you the player enter it with the exact same mind set you played every previous GR game. Something I myself previously thought was not possible. Although it may take a little bit more time to recognise the still beating heart that is GR is there somewhere over that huge mountain peak where gun shots can be heard ringing out way, way off in the distance.

    edit: Neg away you miserable cunts. :D
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  • Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon: Wildlands review

  • DacoitOne 11/03/2017

    Seems to me Ubisoft can do no right for so many past wrongs which while I can certainly understand and have experienced it first hand myself we all know deep down when Ubisoft do tend to get it right they do get it bang on. Wildlands for me is right on the money in almost every regard so far.

    Yes the hoovering up of icons on the map approach remains intact but the big difference here compared to any other Ubisoft game to date is just how these points come together as a whole and the seat of your pants stories you get to tell your friends concerning how you tackled every single one. I find it ironic how Zelda goes open world and everyone pats it on the back for being a total game changer but when Ghost Recon does the exact same thing it's pawned off as unoriginal and completely uninteresting. The first mistake people are making is comparing it to the likes of Far Cry 3 and 4 as I feel it is much more in line with the likes of say Just Cause, ARMA and even the long dead but brilliant Mercenaries series of games. Think all three combined and add in squad mates that tell surprisingly funny jokes and personal stories during those lengthy hikes up mountains and scoping out enemy hideouts from a distance.

    I've put roughly about twenty+ hours into this now and I'm not ashamed to admit all of it completely SOLO and you know what I think it's actually really great. My very first Ghost Recon gaming experience was likewise a simple me, myself and my AI squad mates that I get to directly command affair and although coop is more than enticing I find that the game delivers just as deservingly in solo mode. I often feel like I'm back playing MGSV although this time for every move I can make myself during my plan of attack I get to make three other versions of myself do something as an additional measure to aid said plan. Or simply to patch me up when during that same plan of attack I get shot down when it all starts going seriously wrong due to serious misjudgement on my part. We are one though when it all comes together nicely. Brothers in arms taking on Sicario's on farms.

    One thing I will put to bed right away is that I can easily see this keeping my attention long after The Division lost my will to play and in fact in my humble opinion this game craps all over The Division from a rather great height. Having attempted to return to The Division only recently I don't even recognise the game any longer which is a shame as I did really enjoy it at one point. Ghost Recon Wildlands however has managed to make going out into a vast open world of things to see and do a far more interesting team morale prospect rather than just your standard icon clean up team I feel. Some side quests can be dealt with by 100% force if the need takes you but on the flip side you could just as easily sneak your way into an enemy stronghold and take that weapon upgrade or skill point from within without them even knowing the scent of your BO in the hot ass sun. So how do you want it? Serious Sam or Sam Fisher? The option is yours.

    Playing on the second from hardest difficulty with either a minimal hud or no hud at all makes the game precisely what it was intended to be.

    People moaning that it's not a Ghost Recon game. I've been playing GR games for as long as I can remember and this plays just how I always dreamed a fully open world GR game would. Yes I played the beta in coop but as of right now I'm fully content just ordering my men to take down targets via the nifty drone order approach. They keep quiet and out of sight when I need them to and kill shit stone cold dead when I ask them to. What more could I ask for? The AI is more than serviceable if you ask me. Besides the very first time I did actually try out a coop session looking forward to some tense but fun coop based team action one of my team members ending up just being sat in full ghillie suit attire in a field on a tractor for well over thirty minutes not moving a single inch and another of my team mates just suddenly left after lagging his way across most of the map shooting at the sky. Neither of these things would ever occur in solo mode I should add. What I do they do. Where I go they go. It's a beautiful thing.

    Technically the game is outstanding I must say. Simply outstanding. To hear some talk about the game looking unimpressive and dated just blows my mind. I've played a shit tonne of open world games and I've never seen a game on my machine the scale and scope of something this size before, just a single area on the map is downright fucking disgustingly huge in size if you were to take it on completely on foot. I've easily lost count of the amount of times I've literally been stopped dead in my tracks whether it be on foot or in a vehicle to just take in the glorious scenery which I'm still surprised that I can run at a respectable rock solid 40fps (to help reduce that annoying open world loading) and this is all at High settings with HBAO+ and 1080p on a GTX 960 4GB. Like many have reported I get the odd freeze every now and again (something like every 20 minutes for 2-3 seconds at random intervals) but this seems to mostly be hitting Nvidia based cards and I've yet to try the new driver they released for the game. No doubt Ubisoft are aware of it and will patch the game up but aside from this the game runs almost as good as say GTAV on my system a mere few days after release thanks to tweaks in all the right places. I'm running a five year old Phenom II CPU too so you know tweaking is everything to me and I'm still amazed I can get this to run and look as good as I can with little to no fuss.

    (A new 4GB patch to help with CPU issues has just been released last night but I've yet to play the game yet today to see if it has fixed anything)

    As I mentioned before the game to me feels like a cross between Just Cause 2 or even 3, MGSV and a modern day Mercenaries hell even my character is a spitting image of good old Mattias Nilsson, mohawk shades beard tats and all. The driving though, oh lordy the driving. While bikes are fun and kind of agile anything on four wheels is an utter ball ache to control and it's one thing I hope they improve but I'm not crossing my toes for it. Thankfully the way you can make your men open fire while driving them right into enemy domains with one of them on a turret more than makes up for how frustrating just getting there was. The funny thing is when I used to play a lot of The Crew I always asked why on earth don't they take this game engine and size and scope and make use of it in a proper third person action game? It's such a waste as it is zooming past everything constantly. Lo and behold a few years later Ubisoft Paris has delivered exactly that. Praise be.

    One thing I will straight up 100% defend Ubisoft Paris for is that there has been no visible downgrade on this game whatsoever, none. It looks and plays just like the very first reveal footage we saw. I know pretty shocking right? A Ubisoft game that hasn't instantly disappointed with a blatantly obvious downgrade and also one that isn't technically broken in a dozen different ways. The pausing issue has been about the only issue I've experienced thus far. Perhaps then valuable lessons have been learned at the company and if so it's a damn shame so many are so willing to write it off so easily without actually taking in the simple fact the game has had a decent spill of very positive reviews coupled with some positive word of mouth on top. Aside from EG and PC GAMER most other sites have responded extremely well to the game. Fully deserved I feel too.

    I should add that Ubisoft let me down very badly recently with Watch_Dogs 2 as the hardware it needed to run well was to be frank a complete bloody joke. Wildlands on the other hand puts that games San Francisco map completely to shame by comparison and not only does it run infinitely better but it actually makes my machine feel like it's actually a bit beasty once again rather than a limp dick can't run a new Ubisoft game for shit waste of time no matter how much tweaking I do ie AC: Unity and AC: Syndicate. I do believe I've already played more of this than I have Watch_Dogs 2.

    All in all I wish to be the one to say hey Ubisoft this is pretty fucking great and you're getting there slowly. It's only taken you a decade or more but keep up the fine work. I'm finally back on board.

    Reading through the comments I just felt like the game is getting so much stick from people who have yet to even play the damn thing or just wish to jump on the bandwagon with the same old Ubisoft same old game shit talk. For me as a long time yet equally disheartened fan of the company it's Ubisoft finally coming to their damn senses as to what it takes to deliver a great game once again which is precisely what everyone has been screaming at them to do all these years. Your loss if you wish to turn a blind eye to them doing exactly that based entirely on a few poorly received reviews and sorry EG but I have to say this is a pretty piss poor review.

    Right now I have to go. My Ghosts are becoming restless and one of them seems to be stirring coals with his dick again.
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  • Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Remastered is getting premium DLC

  • DacoitOne 08/03/2017

    Shameful how ACTUAL NEW CoD GAME Infinite Warfare on PC at least has yet to even get a sniff of any kind of DLC, even for those who dished out the £39.99 for the Season Pass whereas PS4 owners (shakes fist) have been playing it quite happily now for almost six weeks. Black Ops III and now MWR are clearly Activision's current money spinning darlings and not the actual new release.

    Talk about being left on the bench. More like catapulted off it. Landing face first in a pile of cow shite.
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  • Middle-Earth: Shadow of War goes wild with the brilliant Nemesis system

  • DacoitOne 08/03/2017

    Calling it right now. This will be my GOTY. Reply +8
  • Switch has redesigned portable gaming forever

  • DacoitOne 08/03/2017

    I say just wait, wait and see how long it takes for the cobbled road that is the Switch launch to slowly be paved over. I don't wish to end up one of those people who take a chance and end up deep in the pit of regret because as of today nobody can tell us just exactly how widespread many of these issues actually are. If the left joy-con sync issue requires an entirely revised design wise then I'm more than willing to wait for a certified no questions asked trouble free experience later on in the year..

    In the meantime a certain game named NieR: Automata is more than worthy of your time, fuck me is it worthy of your time. ;)
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  • DacoitOne 08/03/2017

    People acting as if being able to go into your local greasy spoon while sitting and picking up where you left on a game you already started as you pretend you are actually listening to your girlfriend across the way is something entirely new. Revolution? Nah. I don't think it is personally.

    The cheaply made and oh so poorly designed $60 dock you drop scratch your way into when you return home doesn't make it an insta-console-transformer either. This is not a console no matter how you try and cut it as it's simply a tablet parading itself as something far more.

    I was all set to slap a Switch on my 2017 crimbo list but as it stands for the next 6-12 months at the very least Nintendo can 100% do one. People also need to remember that the Switch has now entered the battle for usage time in an ever expanding household of tech inc phones, tablets etc and just like my son's poor Vita it won't be long until the Zelda shine wears off and it's left to collect dust just like your Wii U did.

    The fact Nintendo are basing the entire sell on one singular game because Zelda just says it all and had Sony or Microsoft done the exact same thing at launch people would be causing holy fucking hell over it. Nintendo on the other hand somehow get a free pass even though the game is truly not deserving of its dodgy looking metacritic score.
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  • Nintendo says Switch dead pixels "normal", not a defect

  • DacoitOne 07/03/2017

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  • Destiny's final event sees Vault of Glass return

  • DacoitOne 07/03/2017

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  • Destiny character progress will not carry over to Destiny 2

  • DacoitOne 03/03/2017

    10 year p--- /reset button. Reply +11
  • The unspoken rules of For Honor

  • DacoitOne 24/02/2017

    Jedi Outcast back in 2002:

    In multiplayer, it is of great respect that you bow before a lightsaber duel. Just crouch, then look down to the ground, then look up again.
    No included emote necessary and just as important.

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  • Latest footage of crowd-funded Psychonauts 2, as it picks up publisher

  • DacoitOne 06/02/2017

    The first Psychonauts was a clunky horribly frustrating gaming experience that everyone tried to convince me was a masterpiece up there with the likes of Beyond Good & Evil. I managed about perhaps half way before I completely gave up on it and uninstalled never to be touched again. It simply just wasn't that good and the praise it has had ever since including how it is getting a sequel confounds me immensely.

    A sequel to say Brutal Legend I would have been all over or even something like a sequel to Enslaved: Odyssey to the West even more so. The superb Grow Home and Grow Up have since filled the gap for me.
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  • Mafia 3's three story DLCs get a release schedule

  • DacoitOne 03/02/2017

    Y'know this is actually a much better game than people seem to give it due credit for. I believe I have played almost fifty hours of it so far and I gotta say it's kept my interest far beyond anything GTAV served up for me this time last year. It also has some much overlooked features that I feel transcend it above and beyond other similar open world games such as well anything connected to the action wheel and favour upgrades including the mobile armoury, enforcer squads, consigliere's for that much needed cash pickup which avoids frustration losing money if you accidentally die, vehicle delivery, operator, markers etc etc etc.

    The game may not seem that deep when you first begin but keep chipping away at it little by little and there;s so much more on offer than it would at first seem. Choosing who to favour more out of the district hungry lieutenants (Cassandra, Vito and Burke) adds yet another layer of brilliance to the game.

    Performance for me is great at high settings because I actually don't mind playing the game at a rock solid and very smooth 30fps. The game tends to wildly fluctuate otherwise and I find it rather off putting noticing that constant dip and raise in fps as I drive or run around. The world itself is constantly surprising me as there's just so many places you can break into that most other open world games would simply shut you off from with a constant row of poorly locked doors. Not Mafia III though. The doors while poorly textured aren't locked at least and there's always something inside to make your curiosity feel like it paid off. A record, a playboy bunny, cash etc.

    As I reached the 30 hour or so mark I recognised that I actually loved the game that much I slapped down the money for the season pass that very same day and that's not something I ever tend to do lightly. Mafia II is one of my all time favourite games and I never once thought a different developer could even come close to making a new open world game anywhere near as good. They have though. It's just a damn shame so many out there are only ever serving up horror stories of technical difficulties and the like because I think it's been patched up rather well yeah it took them a while but better late than never.

    To make the game feel more like Mafia II I significantly lowered the control response on the camera to something like 1.5 (out of 10) and keep it on simulation. That alone gives the cars a sense of weight that's about as close to the wonderful feel of the cars both Mafia and Mafia II delivered and when I'm in bonnet view mode carefully following a money delivery to its drop off point it's about as close to what I wanted from a new Mafia experience as I'm ever likely to get. Shame the proper looking Mafia garbs you can don are so bugged and your coat ends up looking like something from the movie Spawn. Hopefully they will fix it soon.

    As you can tell I'm a fan overall and I say if people can praise Metal Gear Solid 5 so damn much with its mass repetition and less than engaging storyline then they can forgive Mafia III for some of its own shortcomings and enjoy it for what it is. A great game with a superb cast and a great storyline that although doesn't quite hit the ball out of the park with the crowd on their feet as we all hoped it would at the very least scores a decent home run.

    Bring on that DLC I say. You can never have too much of a good thing.
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  • Titanfall 2 is getting a new pilot-only multiplayer mode

  • DacoitOne 02/02/2017

    My GOTY 2016 this as not only is the multiplayer addictive but the single player campaign although not quite as ground breaking as some would tell you it is still sits up there with my fave of the last few years. On my second play through right now in fact so here's a rather blatant plug of my tribute video I made just a few short days ago.

    Bring on that lovely free content although for once I would have paid for a Season Pass in an instant it really is that deserving of everyones cash.

    Let's go home BT!
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  • Ariana Grande is a Final Fantasy character

  • DacoitOne 03/01/2017

    Looks nothing like her. They failed to get her 3D rendered side to side then. Reply +1
  • Assassin's Creed film review

  • DacoitOne 02/01/2017

    Maybe now folk won't be so harsh on Jerry Bruckheimer's 2010 attempt of Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time. Enjoyable movie I thought. Better than this garbage. Reply 0
  • Eurogamer's game of the year 2016

  • DacoitOne 31/12/2016

    Titanfall 2 > DOOM > Shadow Warrior 2 > Overwatch.

    I enjoyed Battleborn or even Paladins more than Overwatch if I'm being perfectly honest.
    Reply +5
  • Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Remastered now has supply drops

  • DacoitOne 14/12/2016

    Yeah because screw everyone who actually bought into Activision's actual new game who are left being cheated by mass hacking via wallhacks and aimbot in multiplayer. All people want to do is enjoy the game they paid hard earned cash for but oh no they didn't buy into the Legacy edition bs.

    The way MWR is receiving all the additional TLC while IW owners are being treated like third rate customers is utterly sickening.
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  • Big Battleborn update unlocks all characters in bid to attract new players

  • DacoitOne 07/12/2016

    Ah don't worry Gearbox Activision's Infinite Warfare will be sitting on that bench right next to you very soon. Budge up then. Reply -9
  • Time to kill genre?

  • DacoitOne 16/11/2016

    I'm one of the rare few who picked up both Titanfall 2 and Infinite Warfare over the last week and as such can speak from experience that Titanfall 2 (once you get to grips with it that is) has ended up as being one of the most fun multiplayer gaming experiences I've played in recent times. Infinite Warfare multiplayer on the other hand is so shockingly poor I'm still trying to come to terms with how bad it actually is. Piss poor map design across the board, broken controls on both mouse and controller, weak to none existent fun factor and is generally underwhelming in every single area. I would even say it feels like a direct F2P game but one of the shit ones you try on a whim and forget all about very quickly.

    As for the campaigns Titanfall 2 wins out on this side also although I will admit Infinite Warfare's is much improved over the lacklustre BLOPS 3 campaign and more in line with Advanced Warfare's (which I personally enjoyed).

    One of these games is proof that there is still plenty of life left in the genre and one of them is solid proof of precisely how you suck it dry and eventually pay the piper for doing so.
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  • Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare launch sales down nearly 50% on Black Ops 3

  • DacoitOne 08/11/2016

    "Can I play Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare or Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Remastered for Windows 10 on Windows Store with my friends that are playing on another PC platform?"

    "No, you can only play these titles with other users of Windows 10 on Windows Store."
    Reply +1