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  • Epic is suing two alleged Fortnite cheaters

  • GamesConnoisseur 13/10/2017

    I have never used aimbot or any other cheats, my last time doing such a similar thing was entering a POKE commands on the good old Speccy. If no one was using them then would be a non issue.

    Unfortunately, just so widespread, I played PC mainly for SP games and Consoles for online games. Will never change unless cheating is completely eliminated.

    PC gamers who are using cheats are harming themselves, as driving away people who otherwise might decide on one PC platform solution or get certain games just for PC.
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  • Forza Motorsport 7 physical sales down slightly on Forza 6

  • GamesConnoisseur 09/10/2017

    Didnít buy F7 as waiting till Xbox One X out and get it by then, hopefully a bit cheaper somewhere as the Xbox One X thinned my wallet! Reply +18
  • Does The Witcher 3 on PS4 Pro deliver a top-tier 4K experience?

  • GamesConnoisseur 06/10/2017

    Xbox One X is a good news for PS4 Pro, plus high end PC mean that assets can be shared between the three with tweaks.

    At least until Destiny 2 where PC and PS4 Pro getting 4K but for Xbox One X Bungie is ominously silent.

    If confirmed as not coming to Xbox One X, I can then happily simply uninstall Destiny 2 and get back to Witcher 3 in 4K.
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  • Destiny 2's factions arrive next week for a new in-game event

  • GamesConnoisseur 22/09/2017

    FWC!!

    Though I ll play safe and other two factions with alternate characters

    ..

    Or is it one faction per account this time?!
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  • Firewatch review-bombed following PewDiePie racism incident

  • GamesConnoisseur 19/09/2017

    Heh? Marking down a game coz fans upset about their fav YouTube celeb getting cut loose?!

    If there's no games there's no YouTuber gaming Celebs!
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  • DF Retro: we play every single Doom console conversion

  • GamesConnoisseur 17/09/2017

    Doom 64 is still one of the most special memorable Doom for me, and I ve played almost all of them.

    At the time it indeed had unique style with specially made maps and so was a feeling like a very fresh take of Doom template.

    Would have hoped to see an emulated Doom 64 bundled along with the Switch version of DOOM.
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  • Destiny 2 director defends its shaders as one-time use items

  • GamesConnoisseur 08/09/2017

    If running an AAA/AA game development business in current gen is quite costly and £39.99 or £49.99 is not sustainable and do actually require an extra revenues either from micro transactions or base price get increased.

    It does seem to me that based on the discontents that we would perhaps prefer to see base units increase for no MTs at all?

    At one time each big games costed around $100 dollars in 2013 price and this is an old arguments and no one is forcing us to pays those cosmetics MTs and I would prefer them to stay away from pay to win. As at that point I ll turn my back on Destiny should pay to win MTs be available in games.

    https://arstechnica.com/gaming/2013/06/why-retail-console-games-have-never-been-cheaper-historically/
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  • Knack 2 review

  • GamesConnoisseur 05/09/2017

    Played first one and really tried to complete it but come a point that it was too much of a grind, then later uninstalled.

    I do really respect the core idea, the game mechanics could really have sold the game... if it was better implemented. the essential ingredient of a very fun gameplay loop that keep you coming back for more just wasn't there.

    Was hoping the sequel would have been a second chance, but seemed still won't be to everyone's taste.
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  • Despite low player numbers, there's more to come from Lawbreakers

  • GamesConnoisseur 04/09/2017

    I know they are only a small studio and hence choosing to focus only on PS4 and PC, but been wondering how much would a console platform exclusivity hinders the chance for a breakout top title popularity?

    This question also applies in reverse, Xbox and PC only.

    Zero? A mere fraction? Other factors so much more relevant?

    Paragon and LawBreaker are two of a few examples only on PS4 and PC and against the like of a behemoth multiplatform Overwatch and other bigger cousins.
    Reply -2
  • Windjammers review

  • GamesConnoisseur 31/08/2017

    The sub header pun... argh! Sometime these jokey sub header are a riot and on the other day maybe still as funny but more groan-worthy! Reply 0
  • Ex-Valve writer reveals what might have been Half-Life 2: Episode 3's story

  • GamesConnoisseur 25/08/2017

    What happened?

    All the Incentives to make money by making games DISAPPEARED when Steam turned into a massive endless cash cow.

    Then don't need to take risks, make any unnecessary investments and just take 30% of sales from all the other people's work, sweats, tears and toil.

    Don't believe we will see old Valve back as most of people have left due to unfulfilled ambitions, boredom or skills atrophied away!

    I own hundreds of games in my Steam library so am maybe equally guilty for this situation!
    Reply +19
  • EA gamescom 2017 live show report

  • GamesConnoisseur 21/08/2017

    That sexy car may be worth just a few Xbox One Xs! Reply 0
  • GamesConnoisseur 21/08/2017

    Didn't really take to the first game, but can find myself enjoying both the sp and PvP in the sequel Reply 0
  • GamesConnoisseur 21/08/2017

    I think EA going to be shown in a far better light after last night anti-climatic of a show!

    Still went and preordered Xbox One X though!
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  • Destiny 2 has exclusive sparrow for Virgin Fibre customers

  • GamesConnoisseur 10/08/2017

    Wow.. Bungie fallen so low! Reply +30
  • Big Prey patch squashes bugs and fixes glitches

  • GamesConnoisseur 03/08/2017

    Finished PS4 Prey a while back, didn't really had too much of an issues with it, only was griped a bit about the so called PS4 Pro enhancements on the box, the actual update which came after I had completed it and was only a minor updates.

    Of the recent Arkane games, I preferred Dishonored 2 which I plantiumed, but still thought Prey was a reasonably good game and glad to have played it.
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  • Alien: Isolation modder adds VR support

  • GamesConnoisseur 01/08/2017

    @Wyrm

    Some of us are unfortunately much more suspectible to VR nausea inducing sickness, I am one of them, and need to regularly play VR in an slowly increasing increments but after a very long session away from VR it's back to square one for me.

    However, knowing my limits, with REVII game I get ill with in game full body turnings, but changed it to 45 degree turning, I m ok to play.

    As my brain knows it's me who move my head to look anywhere, but as soon as I turned the right stick to turn my body, my brain insists it's wasn't me doing it and disconcerting disconnect started.

    Hence why some games included such options, teleports and so on to make it easier to play for those who doesn't tolerate VR sickness.

    Plays in short bursts to build up tolerance. 10 mins max for most VR sickness inducing game.
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  • Legacy of Kain: Soul Reaver - the genesis of today's open world tech?

  • GamesConnoisseur 16/07/2017

    @andystu86

    Played it on Dreamcast console, no issues, can't speak for emulations of PSX/Dreamcast, DOS PC on today PC.
    Reply +1
  • Check out Mario Kart's official first-person VR spin-off

  • GamesConnoisseur 13/07/2017

    Switch inserted into a VR headset for a home console version would be a nice dream but unlikely, still very pleased to see Nintendo lending their important IP to this arcade VR. Hope see it outside of Japan, otherwise I might have to consider visiting land of the rising sun.. Reply +3
  • PlayStation Now's PS4 game performance analysed

  • GamesConnoisseur 13/07/2017

    I would perhaps consider it only if it was £4.99 a month, and I certainly don't feel the current pricing is worthwhile for what it offer.

    Perhaps I m furthermore disenchanted by the fact I still got sizeable PS library across generation and if I got the game, playing it locally can't be beaten!

    Also got 4K TV (with its added latency but quite acceptable for me) plus PS4 Pro, so a massive step back in visual quality I would feel if using PS Now.
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  • Final Fantasy 12 The Zodiac Age review

  • GamesConnoisseur 10/07/2017

    @porkface

    Thanks, saw the DF article.
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  • GamesConnoisseur 10/07/2017

    Any words on PS4 Pro mode of this game? Reply +9
  • Final Fantasy 12's PS4 remaster is a great upgrade for 1080p gaming

  • GamesConnoisseur 10/07/2017

    As a Pro owner with UHD TV set, it's really rankled me that once again we get a lacklustre Pro support. So it's seemed E.G. Is saying better off to set Pro to 1080p? I m not clear why it is marginally better 1080p over 1440p on Pro?

    If answer given in comments apologies as I m on metro home reading tiny texts on my iPhone!
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  • PlayStation Now gets PS4 games

  • GamesConnoisseur 06/07/2017

    http://www.eurogamer.net/articles/digitalfoundry-2015-hands-on-with-playstation-now

    Isn't it time to update previous review based on PS3 720p as now PS4 games added, plus 4K resolution/checkerboarding available on some of those PS4 games vs the quality PS Now users can expect?

    Still 720p?

    Sony got opportunity to showcase PS4 Pro benefits IF they can get it across via PS Now to give incentives as it were?

    As Netflix, Amazon Prime etc can deliver 4K via streaming so would PS Now? Or is that beyond their ability due to technical issues?
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  • Horizon Zero Dawn gets a big new update today

  • GamesConnoisseur 06/07/2017

    Niiice!


    This game is one of the best new IP in a while and hoping we will see lot more of this world.
    Reply +4
  • Cuphead will never come to PS4

  • GamesConnoisseur 05/07/2017

    Never say never..!

    Those who complains about the apparently 'wrong' decisions to deny PS4 platform...how many others PS4 and PC exclusives exists where it was okay to deny Xbox but when the shoes is on the other foot and suddenly it's a very bad thing?!!

    I m a multi platform owner and always have been but I just groans at all the hypocritical positions, obviously I would prefer all gamers get to enjoy the games but platform owners do certainly want to protect and preserve any edges they can get. Both Sony and MS are just as 'bad' as each other.
    Reply +27
  • New Skyrim mod lets you explore Cyrodiil's Bruma

  • GamesConnoisseur 03/07/2017

    @SteampunkZomb1e

    Dunno why you got negged as it's a fair question, although the PS4 Pro got a native 4K update but wasn't as good as base PS4 in the performance.

    http://www.eurogamer.net/articles/digitalfoundry-2016-skyrim-special-edition-ps4-pro-face-off

    So I expect this would be likewise done for the Xbox One X as it's just a simple switch to switch on for the Xbox One X to use the 4K resolution. But for the proper 4K texture mods, I think it would be great if the Xbox One X would be able to use the various 4K mods as available for the PC.

    As Sony already limited the PS4 (Pro included) to only use an existing assets and miss out on a lots of the mods.

    Either way, Xbox One may have been more able to use wider range of mods, the forums are full of Xbox One and PS4 Skyrim players who experienced a lot of problems after using the mods. So need to be careful in how you add mods to consoles and I think it might be same for Xbox One X but the extra memory might help a bit.
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  • PS4 has improved its clunky TV and video experience

  • GamesConnoisseur 28/06/2017

    Never once bought anything off Playstation Video/TV, as unlike Xbox, Apple, Netflix, Amazon Prime and many others, Playstation DOESNT still include any closed captioning for those of us who relies on them.

    So I m never going to use their service unless they somehow radically reverted their position.

    If this update DOES include it, then finally... and please make it clear, but I very much doubt it.
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  • God of War director explains why entire game has no camera cuts

  • GamesConnoisseur 21/06/2017

    Rogueywon

    Norse era = forests of the beards

    Clean shaven men are all for the playing the victims of the pillaging bearded Norse folks!
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  • I'm not sure what David Cage is trying to say with Detroit

  • GamesConnoisseur 21/06/2017

    I enjoyed Heavy Rain but Beyond Two Souls not so much, it was a real drag getting to the end.

    Even tried to replay Beyond for another go in case clicked better but nope a turn off, now why is that the case? I did wonder to myself if it was because the main character was a female and possibly I didn't emphasise as well with her, but I ve played many female central games without issues.

    QTE overkill or whatever, it does seem quite common that others prefers Heavy Rain over Beyond and I m hoping Detroit going to be much more like it but dreading it's turned out another Beyond experience for me.
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  • Call of Cthulhu looks suitably creepy in its E3 trailer

  • GamesConnoisseur 17/06/2017

    Cthulhu = Kath Hulu?!

    Don't ask me.. I m Deaf and so just going by what I guess would be a lip reading pattern!
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  • Assassin's Creed Origins on Xbox One X: can third parties hit 4K?

  • GamesConnoisseur 14/06/2017

    I think 33% or so CPU limited boost for both PS4 Pro and Xb.O.X. will be more apparent in an open world game setting and therefore would need dynamic resolution/checkerboarding.

    No question Xb.O.X. is more capable than PS4 Pro but the big extra GPU teraflops is not be all and end all answer to everything. Still I m happy with checkerboarding if done well as in few PS4 Pro titles like HZD, though I still hope that publishers would be more clearer as to WHAT enhancements are provided as some are supposedly Pro enabled but no clear indications and so would be also frustrated IF see the similar unclear situation for Xb.O.X.enhanced games.
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  • Xbox One X looks stunning - but we need to see more

  • GamesConnoisseur 14/06/2017

    From the EG interview with Phil Spencer, he was stressing he doesn't want to be in a position to hype up an exclusive games when they are not ready to be revealed or proven to be of such quality i.e. Scalebound.

    So that seem to indicate there are several in a cooker, still we do not make purchase merely on a promise but bona fide tangible games. There are plenty multiplatform games to play with and my PC is in my office and due to layout I can't join it up to 4K in living room upstairs.

    My interest in the Xbox One X is simply all in one 4K and console box, BC with the original Xbox titles, X360, upscaled and updated Xbox One library as well as the Xbox One X enhanced games. ALSO for the UHD 4K playback plus 4K streaming all in one solution to complement my 4K TV.

    PS4 Pro is an excellent device but it's doesn't really do anything that my 4K TV itself can do just as well without, (other than games obviously) my telly can stream and play 4k YouTube whereas PS4 Pro cannot as its YouTube App or browser is not certified/updated for 4K.

    My telly can't do UHD Blu-Ray playback just as PS4 Pro don't, furthermore I would love PS4 Pro to have BC so can play all my hefty PS1-PS3 library but nope. I have no interest to stream the games and not a user of PSNow!

    Indeed Xbox One X is clear it is a premium device and I m fine with that and would preorder it based on the rational above and look forward to an era of 4K gaming with both consoles.
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  • Sony defends decision to block PS4 cross-play with Xbox One and Nintendo Switch

  • GamesConnoisseur 13/06/2017

    Best response in these kind of situation is..

    For the Players!
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  • Metroid Prime 4 in development for Nintendo Switch

  • GamesConnoisseur 13/06/2017

    Likewise would tip me over for Switch, as didn't feel the need yet. Reply -1
  • WipEout series claims first ever UK chart top spot with Omega Collection

  • GamesConnoisseur 12/06/2017

    Now Sony might be kicking themselves over studio Liverpool! Reply +16
  • Surprise! Monument Valley 2 is out now

  • GamesConnoisseur 06/06/2017

    Enjoying it so far and wish can do the 'kaleidoscope drawing' bits on its own as well, as very engrossing and relaxing! Reply 0
  • WipEout Omega Collection review

  • GamesConnoisseur 05/06/2017

    Preordered and can't wait to play it in UHD with my Pro, but still hurting from Studio Liverpool closure, I played many Psygnosis games since The Shadow of The Beast on Amiga.

    Still delighted with the positive reviews.
    Reply +24
  • DF Retro: Soul Calibur on Dreamcast - beyond 'arcade perfect'

  • GamesConnoisseur 29/05/2017

    Got it day one Dreamcast and it's remain my favourite fighting game of all time, such a pure package of craft.

    The animations were a joy to watch.
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  • The Surge is Souls-inspired sci-fi - with better technology

  • GamesConnoisseur 17/05/2017

    I predict we ll see a surge in the usage of wekk term around here! Reply +10
  • Largest ever Xbox 360 back-compat games sale live

  • GamesConnoisseur 16/05/2017

    @vert1go

    Can you boot up cheap old PS3 games on PS4?!

    This is the whole point of backward compatibility, having digital copies purchases get better for me as whatever I bought digitally on X360 is there automatically when added to back comp library.

    Why digital instead physical is simple as my son is a Xbox gamer too, so we get two for one every time!
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  • The hidden echoes of Resident Evil 7's remixed house

  • GamesConnoisseur 14/05/2017

    Excellent article, I was impressed with RE7's attention to details in level designs and it's helped a lot while playing in VR too.

    Next game world that maybe merit an attention I would say is Talos 1, even though it's totally fictional as Sci-Fi setting, I felt how it's all got joined up from top to bottom is very well thought out.
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  • Prey review

  • GamesConnoisseur 10/05/2017

    Massive applaud to level design and artistic environmental modelling, it's really breaths like a fully functioning space station but after a massive onboard disaster.

    Very System Shock, while shooting and movements seem treacly, after upgrades in mobility to max, I m feeling much more agile and acrobatic, and got used to how I would dispatch enemies, slowing down time and point and shoot mainly!

    This and Dishonoured 2 make me appreicate Arkane all the more!

    Encore! More of this please
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  • Chet Faliszek has left Valve

  • GamesConnoisseur 02/05/2017

    What would a writer be writing about all these recent lean years?

    Two possibilities, both aren't good, these were busy times but all the games worked on didn't get released as didn't meet the Valve's standards or the those in charge prefers to keep these guys 'on retainers' and busy with inconsequential work rather than be working for rivals.

    What other reason? I m curious!
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  • Anita Sarkeesian brings Tropes vs. Women in Video Games to a close

  • GamesConnoisseur 28/04/2017

    If we really believe in freedom of speech, then anyone is entitled to their opinions and how to express them, as long as they do not break any laws such as invitation to kill, blackmail etc.

    The death threats etc from haters ONLY serves to uphold the extreme feminist narrative, without those, I don't think as much attention would have been given as they was whether Sarkeesan is correct or not.

    It's amuse me that those who very strongly reacted are actually helping her case.

    Equality is all good sure, misrepresentations while very annoying but it is everywhere and done by everyone and even we lie to ourselves to paint ourselves in a better light.

    Deal with it.
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  • Dawn of War 3 review

  • GamesConnoisseur 28/04/2017

    @Chayshirin

    Likewise sick of these occasionally not too pretty reminders of the world. We all see different spy/ad wares as depends on what we have searched for in the past/sites visited plus geographically.

    My phone occasionally think it's in London and my iPad always give proper location, so it's funny to see the exact same advert and the photo of a certain lady supposedly to lose weight fast in my home town in both!

    Free brain transplant for those who CLICKED on these adverts as their customs are what make all this worthwhile for those involved! Just go to www.gullibleidiots.co.uk
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  • Atlus eases up on Persona 5 streaming

  • GamesConnoisseur 27/04/2017

    I as a lifelong active gamer cannot conceptually understand how someone would prefer to passively sit and watch partial or whole playthrough of a game then perhaps buy it and redo it basically?!

    Obviously everyone different such as one do better with theory/ideas and another being hands on/practical etc, it's less about spoilers but more about not discovering game for yourself, earning yourself the fun of learning from your own mistakes and working out the game mechanics.

    I m the type who never ever read manuals but just pull it out, apart and plugs it's all in and presto all worked etc.

    Let's Play obviously a successful business model but it's will always fail to court someone like me!
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  • Someone opened Zelda: Breath of the Wild's glitchy, "impossible" to open chest

  • GamesConnoisseur 26/04/2017

    @blankcanvas

    Some of your criticisms indeed can point to a room for improvement in next Zelda game.

    However I differ radically in where it's not Zelda if it's doesn't stick to the same formula of finding gimmick, using gimmick in dungeon to advance, map, small key, boss key, boss etc

    I played almost them all and got tired of the same formula and Breath of the Wild was a brave step in a new direction. Therefore it's feel new and innovative.

    Shrines are designed around Japanese love of gaming in short bursts while commuting, portable is a selling point of Switch.

    I would likewise prefer much more variety in Shrines and more large dungeons to take account for the fact it is much larger Zelda world.

    Still I m pleased to having played it (Wii U), I m sitting on the fence about the Switch until more must have games on it.
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  • Looks like Double Fine's Broken Age will finally launch for Xbox One

  • GamesConnoisseur 25/04/2017

    @NullDev

    Good point, I would also assume porting for Vita and Ouya would involve bit more work than it is for PC/PS4 to Xbox One.

    So Sony timed exclusivity deal of some sort? This do happen and it's not illegal by the way. Just would wish people would be more transparent about it.
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  • What Remains of Edith Finch review

  • GamesConnoisseur 24/04/2017

    UncleLou

    As with good movies or good TV series, you pick and choose which took most of your fancy and instead of trying to watch/play all the top rated.

    I ve been guilty in the past of trying too many games, but come a point when having too many good games is healthy as a medium with any other entertainment.

    That said... I ve played in past couple of months, Persona 5, Torment EE on iPad, Zelda Breath of the Wild (Wii U), Mass Effect Andromeda, Horizon Zero Dawn, Nier Automata and Nioh.

    I hesitated to add Mass Effect Andromeda among these titles, but it wasn't that bad but still could have been much better. These were certainly one of the busiest gaming months I had and still neglected few others I already gotten such as Halo Wars 2.
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