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  • Now it's backwards compatible, here are Oblivion's best moments

  • FortysixterUK 02/12/2016

    Still my favourite elder scrolls game. Reply +11
  • What I think after five hours of Resident Evil 7

  • FortysixterUK 30/11/2016

    Is it a regular game as well as a vr game?

    This matters, since I am not convinced vr will go very far, so I'm just not going near it.
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  • Why I think big console game sales are down

  • FortysixterUK 30/11/2016

    So many reasons, such a big subject.

    I think cost together with poor release times, clustering so many triple A games in the final 3 months of the year is a sure fire way to ensure some games will simply fail.

    There is another factor I think. Watchdogs, Titanfall, cod Ghosts, black flag, all had big sales. Maybe because they were launched very early in the consoles lives, there was less choice, which equalled mass sales.
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  • Stardew Valley crops up on Xbox One in two weeks

  • FortysixterUK 30/11/2016

    This seems tailor made for a Nintendo platform.

    A physical release would be nice however, I want "real" games, not virtual data that can be lost to the ether some day.
    Reply +2
  • No Man's Sky's long-awaited update brings its galaxy back to life

  • FortysixterUK 29/11/2016

    I've only played a few hours, but without doubt, there are more ships in the atmosphere buzzing around, and lots of different creatures. Not sure about plant life though. I've encountered 2 freighters, 7 million plus each, so left them, and new npcs who want to work at your Base, and of course, Base building, similar to fallout 4.

    So yeah....Lots of new stuff
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  • No Man's Sky files suggest land vehicles are on the way

  • FortysixterUK 29/11/2016

    The option to put permanent, trackable markers on a planets surface so you can get back to places you came from QUICKLY and with ease would be handy.

    Then make the back tracking in space flight easier as well.

    In fact, a drop down menu with every place you visit on a planet or star system, in list form, with a simple selection option to get you back there fast , as in quick travel , would be great.
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  • Resident Evil 7 Collector's Edition includes dummy finger USB drive

  • FortysixterUK 28/11/2016

    Unless that house model is very small, I think just under 200.00 Reply 0
  • Digital Foundry's 2016 Black Friday/Cyber Monday top deals

  • FortysixterUK 25/11/2016

    Well, having trawled through several gaming sites, Amazon and so forth, you wouldn't really think there was much going on. Game seem to be discounting from the top retail price downwards, Amazon can't match the deals they offered just a few weeks back etc etc.

    The best deals , of an uninspired bunch, appear to be on big sale items,TVs consoles, PS4s, Xb1 etc, but for the single game prices, I'd hold out until the January sales.

    In fact the best deal I got recently, ( last Saturday ) was from GAME, where they sold the xbox 1TB elite XB1 with the Elite controller for 200. That would have been silly to pass up, and also means my original xbox can now be a back up.

    The Elite controller is brilliant by the way.
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  • Fallout 4 one year on

  • FortysixterUK 24/11/2016

    I totally rated fallout 4, I've liked them all since the original isometric titles and the console game, brotherhood of steel.

    I'm also happy with the way fallout 4 went with voice acting for you character.

    I don't think that would work for another elder scrolls game, as they have to record all the dialogue in the accents of all the races, in both sexes. That would be a huge under taking.

    But in fallout, you're either a boy or a girl. Much simpler.

    I think what they should do with fallout is not charge for the bloody dlc, that would be a radical change. Sell me the whole game in one go for 60 with a steel book, and also put an HD, recoloured version of one of the isometric fallouts in the deal, that only plays with the disc in the drive, like cod did recently, to minimise second hand sales. I'd support it!
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  • Resident Evil movie makers set sights on Monster Hunter

  • FortysixterUK 22/11/2016

    I thought the resident evil film series silly fun, except for 3, which just failed. The others are fun though.

    As for those of you who don't like them, don't watch them. Same for the monster Hunter movies.

    Perhaps instead of watching them and moaning you could go make a better film? Mind you, that could be said about a great many things. Plus I moan a lot too, so pot calling the kettle black there I think.

    Just a thought.
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  • The RPG with jewellery slots in unlikely places

  • FortysixterUK 21/11/2016

    Almost interested, a new rpg by a guy that was heavily involved with the amazing everquest (my first mmo, lasted me 5 years) oddly, I thought this new game was single player. Then I read it was multiplayer and lost all interest.

    Y'see, the trouble with online only games, is that you never "own" the save. If the server shuts down, you lose everything.

    This is why mmos and online games have a very limited appeal to me these days. Single player all the way, with co-op. You know the games that did it perfectly? Phantasy star online and Diablo 3. Play a character offline, take the same character online, then go offline again. THAT'S the best way to do multiplayer.
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  • Watch Dogs 2 launch sales nowhere near Watch Dogs 1

  • FortysixterUK 21/11/2016

    For the record, I really liked the first watchdogs game, and it's driven main character .

    Maybe games aren't selling as much because they're too expensive? That said, a software company has a lot of employees to pay, who in turn have to feed their families, pay mortgages and all the rest of the dull, crappy real life stuff, so I can also see why games are expensive.

    Games are just getting better, so why the decline in sales? Likely because gamers are on ever tightening budgets, so have to cherry pick their faves and wait for price drops on others.
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  • The Ant Man: my year in development hell

  • FortysixterUK 21/11/2016

    An entertaining read. Well done. Reply +1
  • Government "behaviour tsar" isn't a fan of Minecraft: "We need to drain the swamp of gimmicks"

  • FortysixterUK 21/11/2016

    Fair enough. I would have thought Minecraft more useful for technology classes, architecture design etc. Pull it out of younger children school classes however.

    Let's get Reading, handwriting and maths entrenched first.
    Reply +2
  • Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare review

  • FortysixterUK 21/11/2016

    It's odd. I've played the game mentioned in this review, but don't recognise much about it from the review.

    What I remember is a FUN, compelling, well paced action game with some fine motion capture and excellent acting, spectacular set pieces and gorgeous graphics. I see a shooter game, not some facetious crap trying to win an Oscar something. A shooter game. It does what it says on the tin, and does it bloody well.

    8/10 on my scoring system. A very worthy purchase.

    ...but then, I'm a gamer who plays GAMES for fun and entertainment.
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  • Digital Foundry: the best 4K TVs for HDR gaming

  • FortysixterUK 21/11/2016

    Well...OK then.....I'll just leave it for now. Maybe come back in a year or two when 4k has stuck, and is reasonably priced, or its gone the same way as 3d TV / glasses, then I can ignore it. Reply 0
  • Harvest Moon successor Birthdays the Beginning dated for March

  • FortysixterUK 16/11/2016

    A lego set? So the company wants to avoid the more obvious association with Minecraft then?

    How about a little more detail on the game EG?
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  • Skyrim Special Edition patch causing game crashes on PC, PS4, Xbox one

  • FortysixterUK 14/11/2016

    Despite the fix I posted a few days back, today skyrim has started falling over with a loud buzzing sound, to black screen, to dashboard, with the occasional system reboot every time I fast travel or get a load screen. The patch that broke skyrim isn't installed, but it's now behaving like it is. So for now, at the 44 hour mark, skyrim has been rendered unplayable.

    Mine is a retail copy. If there was a way to get a refund, I would!!!
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  • FortysixterUK 10/11/2016

    Resolved the skyrim crash on xb1. Don't know about other formats.

    Uninstall skyrim. Your save SHOULD be safe in the cloud.

    Setup your xb1 login so it auto logs you in. This is important. The game won't load unless linked to a profile that can be accessed offline.

    Turn off the xb1 and pull out the ether net cable.
    From now on keep the Ethernet cable unplugged when playing skyrim.

    Turn the xb1 back on and reinstall skyrim.

    Once installed load it up. Delete any saves from after the patch install ( Nov 8). This is a slow process as the xb1 appears to read the save files VERY slowly. This includes auto and quicksaves.

    Load up a pre patch save and you're back to version 1.01.

    When playing skyrim keep the Ethernet lead unplugged or the patch will install, and you know what happens then!!!

    Whole process from deletion, to reinstall, to post patch save file deletion took around 45 minutes.
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  • FortysixterUK 09/11/2016

    Yep, after I patched the Xb1 version yesterday, it falls over every 2-3 minutes. Even in you stand still doing nothing. Reminds me of the "stack overflow" error messages you used to get on the commodore 64 when it ran out of memory.

    The bug displays as follows.

    Load your save. Move around playing the game or stand still. After 2-3 minutes the screen goes blank, and there is a loud buzzing noise.
    Sometimes the Xb1 reboots itself, necessitating a log in from the user or sometimes it just dumps you back to the XB1 dashboard.
    I am using an external 2TB hard drive to which the game is installed and do not use mods. The game worked fine until the patch yesterday, as my 30 plus hour save shows.

    Either way, as of now, Skyrim is unplayable. I'm a bit gutted really.

    I wonder if making a new character and starting again stops the issues ?
    Or installing it locally instead of on an external HD will make a difference ?

    Regardless, it's not our ( the players ) issue, we are simply inconvenienced and out of pocket for the cost of a faulty game. It's the Devs, who plainly didn't test the patch well enough, who have a problem right now. A fix needs to be made available fast, or an offer of a full refund on the game should be offered to all who want it, whatever country they are in. As for now all those Skyrim discs are just coasters.

    It needs fixing. Quick.
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  • People are selling the out of stock NES Mini with a huge markup

  • FortysixterUK 12/11/2016


    Sadly, you're totally right. A quick hours burst play and it's gonna gather dust. Nice gimmick, but really expensive for what it is.

    I think really in depth gaming only started with the SNES, megadrive and amiga era stuff.

    Now if they did a SNES one with an SD card slot in it.....
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  • FortysixterUK 11/11/2016

    EBay scalpers, right scum bags. But folks who pay massively over the odds are mugs too.....

    Just wait until after Xmas, they'll be all over the place by then, plus Modders will have would have worked out how to attach an SD card reader and play all the nes games on it in the " pixel perfect " mode that's one of its display functions.
    Reply +4
  • Sony announces two third-party pro controllers for PS4

  • FortysixterUK 11/11/2016


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  • Skyrim on PS4 Pro runs at native 4K - but there's a catch

  • FortysixterUK 10/11/2016

    I think most of the issues lie with the game engine itself. It was old and clunky on original release. Now it really is getting long in the tooth.

    But perhaps we should keep in mind this is an open world game, so there's a lot to draw and process.

    TLOU, Uncharted, tomb raider etc, despite their grand vista's, are still corridor / arena area games. You might be able to see that mountain or building in the distance, but you can't get there. In Skyrim you can.

    That said, whilst oblivion and skyrim are two of my most heavily played rpgs, Bethesda need to move on with a new engine. For games to look dated on release isn't a good thing.

    Then I remember might & magic 6,7& 8. Amazing games, with game engines that were hopelessly out of date on release.
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  • EverQuest inventor's new RPG Hero's Song on Steam Early Access

  • FortysixterUK 08/11/2016

    I'm out.
    Reply +3
  • Sony PlayStation 4 Pro review

  • FortysixterUK 08/11/2016

    Nice conclusion to the article folks.

    I don't have a 4k display, and until my current, and really quite brilliant, Sony 40 inch tv goes to the great pixel god in the sky, there's no reason to upgrade.


    Digital Foundry do a run down of all the available 40 & 50 inch 4K Tvs , in a price bracket upto 1500 ? **hint hint**

    p.s. A Sony 4k screen would be the best, but also the most expensive I would think.
    Reply +1
  • The Division's next big expansion adds survival mechanics

  • FortysixterUK 08/11/2016

    **sigh**....I like the Division and play it 2/3 times a week , but this ?....

    "...and if you're downed in either mode without a teammate nearby to revive you you could be kicked out of the session."

    Why not just release a new zone, with a new faction of badguys, and let the toughness of the expansion scale with how many people are in the fire team? Make it interesting and accessible to everyone.

    I have the season pass but that sounds immensely disappointing.
    This is an instant no go.
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  • Mass Effect Andromeda $199 Collector's Edition includes remote control Mako

  • FortysixterUK 08/11/2016

    What a dribbly pile of horse poo.

    All I wanted for a Steelbook with some nice game artwork on it for about 50.
    I would have gone for that like a shot.

    I'll just wait until release day to see whats available now, because, whilst this Collectors Edition is rubbish, I will be getting the game. I really enjoyed the Mass Effect universe
    Reply +2
  • Nostalrius team throws down gauntlet following Blizzard's WoW legacy server inactivity

  • FortysixterUK 07/11/2016

    I wonder if there's somewhere, country wise, that's legally untouchable that these servers could be based in. Could blizzard do anything then? Reply +1
  • PlayStation 4 Pro unboxed - and what's next for Digital Foundry

  • FortysixterUK 05/11/2016

    How about reviews of 4k tvs to accompany Sonys latest tech wonder. Preferably, budget level and mid level (500_999 and 1000-1500 price levels).? Reply -1
  • Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare PC multiplayer won't work between Windows Store copies and Steam

  • FortysixterUK 04/11/2016

    Just buy it on your console of choice? Reply -2
  • The big list of PS4 Pro-enhanced launch games

  • FortysixterUK 03/11/2016

    I hope future releases see this optimisation code actually on the game disc itself. I can understand that already released games will have to make do with patching of course.....or could this be another reason for a publisher to re-launxh a title with " optimised for ps4 pro " on the box. That would work as well, especially with GOTY editions of games Reply 0
  • Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare's campaign is slick, morbid and a bit dull

  • FortysixterUK 03/11/2016

    It seems, EG, that you have once again joined the "let's knock call of duty around a bit ' cos it's fashionable and gets us readers" camp.

    So, I read your article.

    The game sounds great. My pre- order stays. I get to play the new call of duty.

    To anyone who thinks call of duty games aren't very good, simply don't buy them, don't play them and don't read about them. The Call of Duty fans will be hanging out having fun in the game without you. ;)
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  • The final Wii U will roll off Nintendo's production line this week

  • FortysixterUK 01/11/2016

    So where are Wii -u 's being sold cheap? Surely they've got to price drop to clear the stock now?

    It the only console I have no backup of!
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  • Official Battlefield account pulls insensitive tweets after outcry over #justWWIthings

  • FortysixterUK 31/10/2016

    Bunch of self important liberal twats complaining about a hashing to publicise a video game.

    VIDEO GAME. See that bit at the end? GAME.

    It's not real, it's not meant to be real. It's a game. Escapism. Transitive meditation to take you out of your life for a while and put you somewhere you will hopefully never be. In a war.

    I have the greatest respect for the armed forces of this country.

    I have none for the liberal fools who make a point of moaning about a few words on a twitter account.

    We all know war sucks and is awful. But this isn't a war.

    ITS A GAME. Please get a grip people.
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  • Titanfall 2 fails to beat Titanfall sales in UK

  • FortysixterUK 31/10/2016

    I suppose the question to ask here is, did Titanfall 2 make enough money to go into profit, or is it projected to? Reply 0
  • FortysixterUK 31/10/2016

    I can't believe it was deliberately setup to fail, but alarms started ringing when I played the beta test and they'd changed the titan mechanic. Thankfully, they changed it.

    So the only other reason I can think of was corporate greed. Get as many titles out pre Christmas as you can.

    If Titanfall 2 was released in Jan/ Feb next year in a quiet period it may have fared better.

    Regardless, an outstanding game since its changes in beta.
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  • Why Destiny's paid-for paper Halloween masks have become a sticking point

  • FortysixterUK 27/10/2016

    I found the good stuff, the green speeder bike, the thriller dance emote and the two unique Ghosts were hidden behind very expensive paywalls ( 8 for the emote) and 2 per chest that might drop any of the other items. As soon as I worked that little lot out I realised there was little reason to play in the Halloween event.

    So I turned it off and ignored it.

    I like Destiny despite its multiple issues.

    I won't be going near Destiny 2 If it has paywalls like this, or exclusionary raids or strikes like Destiny has currently got.

    Just saying.....
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  • Nintendo won't announce Switch launch date, price and games line-up until January

  • FortysixterUK 27/10/2016

    Colour me disappointed. Reply +1
  • What Skyrim had that Fallout 4 lost

  • FortysixterUK 27/10/2016

    I think all the coments you make AGAINST fallout 4 are in fact, wholly necessary to the game and make it compellingly different to Skyrim.

    Neither of the games are perfect, but they are both extraordinarily good fun and fit for purpose. I think the article that's written here may just be a space filler piece for all intents and purposes.
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  • Bethesda's anti-consumer review policy comes as no surprise

  • FortysixterUK 27/10/2016

    Eurogamer staff, I noticed a few comments about EG not getting enough reviews done for the site.

    Why not get forum members to write and submit reviews, and if it's the published review, PayPal the writer a few quid?
    Reply +3
  • FortysixterUK 27/10/2016


    Why did the comment by the above forumite get so many negs? It was a clear and sensible statement.

    Did it get negged because the forum name indicates the poster might be female?

    Or is the comment so awfully outrageous it upset everyone? ( it isn't).
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  • FortysixterUK 26/10/2016

    Does this mean skyrim frame rate in xbox one skyrim is poor like the recent bioshock ports?

    I'll hang back with buying skyrim and dishonoured 2 until I read some user reviews on amazon and metacritic I think.
    Reply +1
  • Nintendo fans pick apart Switch reveal video

  • FortysixterUK 24/10/2016

    Ok. I'll say it now and I so want to be wrong.

    This is going to be a wii-u 2 if Nintendo aren't careful.

    The video was something of a lie in that, if you missed any notification about gameplay footage not being final and some similar guff, you would have thought it all real. Then of course, reality slowly dawns on people and what we are left with is a whole lot of questions without answers.

    Really, why even bother making that video, why not just release photo's of the hardware and leave it at that ?
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  • Video game voice actors strike has officially begun

  • FortysixterUK 21/10/2016

    Wouldn't a simple 10% pay rise have been good enough, along with the option to not have your name published in the credits if you didn't want it to?

    Still, what do I know. I do know over the years I've heard a lot of great voice over work, so much so, that hearing something bad is quite unusual.
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  • After nearly a decade The Last Guardian has gone gold

  • FortysixterUK 21/10/2016

    Quietly looking forward to this. I've gone with the steelbook version ( love a steelbook), because the special edition from the UK frankly, looks very cheap and also looks like an ashtray.

    America got a proper statue, UK gets an ashtray.

    Hopefully this game will Rock!
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  • NX is now Nintendo Switch, a portable console with detachable controllers

  • FortysixterUK 20/10/2016

    Please have a stellar launch line up......please.
    New Mario, new Mario kart will do....skyrim would be a purchase... As would a new metroidvania, f zero, castlevania.....then give me those lovely 3Rd party games....

    I reckon console will be 250 solus.
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  • Nintendo to unveil NX this afternoon

  • FortysixterUK 20/10/2016

    Incoming discounts for wii-u consoles?

    Here's hoping as I want a back up system. Always like to have a second version of each games system, just in case the first one gets borked!
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  • Sega's brilliant Sonic Mania Collector's Edition is coming to Europe after all

  • FortysixterUK 17/10/2016

    Essentially 80 quid for the statue but no physical copy of the game? Ouch....I'll pass. Reply +4
  • Merger between the UK's two biggest video game magazine publishers given the go-ahead

  • FortysixterUK 14/10/2016

    Edge has been and will always be, a pretentious pile of twats.

    Games tm started out brilliantly, for the first 40-50 issues then something changed....but it's still head and shoulders above edge. If it were 2.00 an issue I'd buy it every month. But it's a fiver, so they can go swivel I'm afraid.

    Also, you end up with vast weighty stacks of magazines after a few years, that weigh a bloody tonne, and seem totally un-sellable.

    I recycled a decade of pc format and pc gamer mags a few years back. Really hard work

    The only mag I get now is retro gamer. If that price goes up or page count goes down, that'll bite the bullet too. It's on a knife edge with me as it it, I think they need to stop the coverage of all computer systems, and only cover consoles from the master system and nes onwards. Consoles have been, and always will be, more interesting to collect for and read about.
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