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  • Does resolution really matter?

  • GamesConnoisseur 28/02/2015

    I got both consoles, the fact that the best looking PS4 game so far, The Order DOESNT run at full 1080p, at 74% and The Ryze for XO runs at 69%. That's says a lot about so called 1080p as a minimum standard. Come on!! It's time to move on 1080p arguments.

    I vastly prefer The Order to Ryse, however the gap isn't really about just the resolution counts, IF it is ALL that it's matters? THEN Go to PC OVER both the PS4 and the XO for god's sake!! PC always will get best resolutions options over consoles. FULL STOP!

    I always prioritise frame rates over resolution, so if it's runs smoother on XO but still looks fairly close, then that's the best choice!

    Got the latest Resident Evil game on PS4 and was a bit burnt that it performed better on XO, but to many people if it's doesn't really matter that PS4's version is a bit inferior to XO, then WHY does it ONLY matter when it's the other way round for other games?!

    Perceptions counts as they say.

    That the hypocritical thing, but for me the priority is the frame rates, then the nice additional visual processing features and then finally the resolution.

    You can get highest resolution but minus the things that ENHANCES the immersion, IE low frame rates or loss of A nice visual extras ARENT REALLY worth it in my book.

    Just as a car that can do top speed of 160 mph isn't the be all and the end all of it, it's the comfy of driving, the gears, petrol mileage, and so on. Sub 1080p, right FORGET IT! Doesn't care anymore! Huh?!
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  • Top factor driving PS4 purchases is "better resolution" - survey

  • GamesConnoisseur 26/02/2015

    People saying PS4 over XB1 easy because of exclusive games, really? What exclusive games that are way better than what available on XB1?!

    DriveClub, LBP3, The Order?

    Having Sunset Overdrive, Dead Rising 3, Forza Horizon 2 and even Titanfall were all fun enough but sure the killer upcoming exclusive such as Bloodbourne will finally make PS4 a must have.

    But to date, XBO outweighs PS4 in exclusive in my opinion, I got all the games mentioned anyway, I enjoyed playing The Order more than the reviews would suggests!

    At the end, perception is what matters the most, PS4 is equated with better resolutions and better exclusives, MS indeed dropped the ball in a massive way. I think i It quite right and just, they gotten too far out of touch, pushing Kinect 2.0 on us when most of us don't want it.

    Sony was too arrogant prior to PS3, since they learnt valuable lessons, and the same for MS, but they and us are stuck with XBO as it is. However, XBO aren't as incapable as many made it out to be!

    Multiplatform owner as always is the way to go if you wish to sample all the best games, but if had to choose one, PS4 is the sensible option. I have said so to my mates.
    Reply +4
  • PS4 exclusive The Order: 1886 number one in UK chart

  • GamesConnoisseur 23/02/2015

    Ryse v The Order


    I traded in Ryze very quickly but The Order is much better game even though very slim, no additional mode or replayability. Sony can only go up with this as a starting block, build and expand on the game, add co op, horde, replayability incentives and suddenly we got a decent third person cover shooter.

    Enjoyed playing it, worth the 50? No should have reduced the cost for the slim offering. But it's also doesn't equate to worse game of the year as it's definitely isn't that!
    Reply +4
  • Tech Analysis: The Order: 1886

  • GamesConnoisseur 21/02/2015

    I played Ryse and The Order

    Ryse got an extra mode, MP of a sort, to add replayability.

    Both showcased visuals over gameplay, Ryse got a bit longer gameplay time, but it was very much repetitive with the same damn enemy types, same faces that you already killed hundreds of times!

    I have to say I prefer The Order to Ryse.

    Both are gorgeous to look at, The Order much more so but although cover TPS not as good as Gears, TLOU etc, it's still got pretty fun weapons to play with and some challenging sections, that cheated a bit with cheap OP enemies to pad out the game time. Still fun once you worked out how to beat those and take their fallen weapons!

    I don't regret playing The Order but cannot say the same for Ryse, but The Order is bit too expensive, still it would be a great PSN+ game candidate for December 2015!
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  • The Order: 1886 review

  • GamesConnoisseur 19/02/2015

    3rd person cover shooter

    Was sold when Gears of War was refererenced to in the previews, oh gonna be another fun dudebro shooter, but set in an alternative Victorian.

    That all they got me at.

    Not as good as Gears of War, short, no MP or replayability.

    Great visuals, indeed its screams rental, but hell, already preordered the digital download version, serves me right for equating Sony first party exclusive on PS4 as a dead cert quality!

    Knack says hello.

    Idiot but still gonna enjoy it with my expectation set to lowest possible!
    Reply +7
  • Eurogamer has dropped review scores

  • GamesConnoisseur 10/02/2015

    Excellent, EuroGamer is being brave and committing itself to the review is the review, content and all. Score is always just a number that always get misrepresented.

    Sick myself of how numbers becomes be all or end all, I have been enjoying Dying Light quite a lot, but many friends don't buy it as only merit 'average' number whilst happily play on Destiny that also merited an 'average' score of 7!!

    Proof that the scoring system is broken!

    Also I m sick of seeing tired 'so essentially just another Halo 8/10' or similar when game in question got nothing to do with Halo or even genre!

    Score just feed the fanboy's consoles war!
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  • DmC: Definitive Edition details Vergil's Bloody Palace

  • GamesConnoisseur 10/02/2015

    This would be my third DmC version, X360, excellent PC version but still want more and MUST STYLE gameplay mode seem a perfect riposte to these DMC fans who harks for the old versions.

    It's put right all the main complaints and its still an excellent game on its own right and gotten even better for the current gen consoles.

    What not to like?!
    Reply +1
  • Rise of the Tomb Raider details emerge

  • GamesConnoisseur 04/02/2015

    It's okay if PS get Street Fighter exclusive, which were on many platforms more and for much longer than Tomb Raider was, but anyone who simply said they were looking forward to the game getting down voted?!!!

    A proof that every down vote for non trolling comment re the game equates to one more butt hurt so called gamer!

    Keep on down voting!

    They really would rather see Lara die and never exist than accept their console of choice wasn't the first to see the next iteration.

    Playstation version will happen, going head to head with Uncharted is already bad enough, and at least Uncharted get all the spotlight!

    As for me, I will happily play both the latest Uncharted and Tomb Raider without begrudging anyone!
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  • The next Sonic game is Sonic Runners

  • GamesConnoisseur 03/02/2015


    Actually make that..

    The slow death of Sega and all their franchises ...
    Reply +1
  • Metroid Prime remains one of Nintendo's finest games

  • GamesConnoisseur 01/02/2015

    @IronSoldier whats the point of Gamepad if can't use control on it to play on second screen only?

    A wasted opportunity, if I m to use wiimote n Nunchuk then might as will play it on big screen n bin Gamepad!

    Metroid Prime is a timeless classic, totally atmospheric and made GameCube so much a chance as a potential PS2 killer!

    Seriously, I was astounded how well it rendered the world, gameplay and going back to PS2 at the time feel like a generation backward!

    I love all the consoles, but just to illustrate how good it was at the time, and seriously underrated by so called hardcore gamers who didn't own GameCube. The game was hard, indeed final boss to me is much harder than Dark Souls!
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  • Driveclub's free Japan DLC available now via 3.33GB update

  • GamesConnoisseur 19/01/2015

    I m a multiplatform owner first and foremost, to be labeled as XBOX troll after this is just a weak respond. I accept that DC got lots of fans.

    That's good, but I agree with comments above, I truly gave DC its chance, but with not just FH2 out too, Mario Kart on Wii U too. DC got ranked distant third in actual game being played over the past couple of months.

    I was disappointed with its AI, leaving aside online fiasco, but where in races I get shunted to outside podium finish is frustrating! Same thing can happen in FH2, but find that a lot more forgiving.

    Continual improvements are great, as I decided to leave DC until it's basically in a much better finished state, replay to be added is wonderful. Then I hope I will enjoy DC as it was promised, intended but on release.

    Quite behind other racing game, but that's only my opinion and valid just to me, arguing I and others are wrong won't change it other than the game getting improved.

    Just wondering if AI are being adjusted, even if just on the drafting, won't that renders all time lapped to date OR new time lapped as questionable? I mean it was tougher or easier, even if slightest as every millisecond variance changes club and personal rankings!
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  • Elite Dangerous guide

  • GamesConnoisseur 19/01/2015

    I played Elite way back when, and so got myself Dangerous but after umpteenth attempts, resetting new Commander a few times as wasted my beginner credits a good few times on fines for crashing in space docks or bad market purchases.

    The system SO unfriendly I just decided my time better spend on something that requires less time and hassle!

    I still am happy to support Frontier but they really need to consider proper guide, videos I can't be bothered to watch, prefer things on hand, iPad, printed, manual or more accessible and easy to follow system to start with!!

    No Man Sky and Space Citizen seem maybe more aimed at my limited time but still addictive gaming habit!
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  • Wii U-exclusive Captain Toad enters UK chart in 16th

  • GamesConnoisseur 05/01/2015

    My daughter Samantha loved Wii U and Nintendo games, would HAVE been an excellent and much loved Xmas present, but as it is...

    Idiotic Nintendo, doesn't need be spiteful but hoped Captain Toad failed and disappear soon, as hard stats would be educational to folks who decided on the release date!

    Compare USA and UK data etc.
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  • Star Citizen progress continues with Arena Commander 1.0 launch

  • GamesConnoisseur 22/12/2014

    You can play as many FPS as you can put up with in a year, and so why not space games?!

    I bought Elite recently and will certianly go for No Man Sky and this in the next 12-24 months!

    Elite, not much hand holding, and so getting to grips with trading system, control system then hopefully will wean me off my useless Destiny addiction!
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  • CVG to close

  • GamesConnoisseur 19/12/2014

    I remember when CVG was new, got Spectrum in 1982 for Xmas and shared CVG mags in school playground.

    Another of my childhood memory now lost to the history.

    Best wishes for everyone at CVG.
    Reply +8
  • Forza Horizon 2 Storm Island review

  • GamesConnoisseur 19/12/2014


    So you played FH2 and Storm Island DLC then?

    I m in juicy position of having both, I would argue DriveClub more about presentation with dynamic weather compared to FH2.

    I know which I m having most fun with!!
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  • Forza Horizon 2's first expansion introduces new cars, new area

  • GamesConnoisseur 16/12/2014

    This video somehow feel like my old Xbox favourite Rallisport Challenge reimagined for Xbox One. Reply +15
  • And here's another Halo: The Master Chief Collection patch

  • GamesConnoisseur 16/12/2014

    I know many people who already traded it in, MS/343i harmed Halo brand with this mother of all cock up, hope this is a massive lesson learnt about releasing only finished and tested product. Reply +18
  • Hearthstone for Android tablets begins global rollout

  • GamesConnoisseur 16/12/2014

    Had lot of fantastic hours of fun with this playing versus my kids and strangers over iPads.

    Delighted more people can play it on all sort of tablets, PC version may be original, but doing Heartstone on the tablets is so natural fit.
    Reply +2
  • The Witcher 3 will have a second playable character

  • GamesConnoisseur 15/12/2014


    Hoping EuroGamer just being funny, certainly not an elf!
    Reply +11
  • GamesConnoisseur 06/12/2014

    Ciri would plays a bit differently to Geralt, as she been trained as both Witcher AND Sorceress, so think that would be great. Yennifer would be also good. Just please not another fighter! Reply +2
  • Destiny: The Dark Below review

  • GamesConnoisseur 15/12/2014

    Bungie is no more

    They have been turned to the dark side, utterly

    Even so, I m like Eris Morn, partially turned to Hive, still playing.

    Finished Hard Mode VoG only last night, it's the pace me and my friends in our clan could reach, we couldn't get here any earlier.

    But the sad thing is our rewards, like my Pradeyth's Timepiece reward is now utter tosh, after Dark Below expansion rendered all the VoG raid loot obsolete.

    How can we be happy about it?! Our fault for not getting here earlier?

    Bungie should have planned much better, allowing people at different rate of progress to maintain the incentives/benefits.

    Now I have to do more farming/grinding to get my pile of exotic 1.0 into exotic 2.0, replace my raid/fav legendary stuff with legendary 2.0.

    Attempted CSE, team not yet able to get past 2nd area. Now what are we to do with CSE loot which are now evidently already worthless no matter if you don't but second DLC. The new loot system will be enforced across the board.

    Treating Destiny the same as World of Warcraft is an absolute massive mistake as others said, contents too small, grinding too excessive and the incentive system now completely borked and shattered to pieces.

    Motivation for me to continue basically is simply not to be left behind by my mates.

    That it!

    At some point, I ll finally leave Destiny behind and pray Bungie won't ever pollute my gaming hours ever again.
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  • Borderlands: Remastered Edition spotted on Australian Classification Board

  • GamesConnoisseur 12/12/2014

    Why bother with the PC version? If only just for all the editions and DLC on one disk, but enhancements?! Always looked good on PC, higher resolution and all that.

    Quick cash grab with the least effort invested compared to full blown new IP or sequel.
    Reply +1
  • The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt delayed again, now due May 2015

  • GamesConnoisseur 08/12/2014


    Really?! Your assertations simply doesn't fits with my 60+ experience of playing DA:I on PS4. You would think by now my game would have crashed many times, quests failing, animations not working and so on.

    Certainly there been a few issues, but overall it's pass muster in my view. Patch would enhance it.

    Go and carry on talking rubbish on whatever website you are reporting from!
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  • Xbox boss points to Killer Instinct in response to Sony's Street Fighter 5 deal

  • GamesConnoisseur 08/12/2014

    Of MS and Sony response to another securing the exclusivity

    I honestly much prefer the grounded, gamer friendly responses from MS vastly over Sony's, which by the way they already broken on! Or lied about! Don't buy exclusives, really?!!!!

    Damn shame most people won't admit that, Sony can DO no wrong!
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  • 1.4GB DriveClub update adds dynamic weather

  • GamesConnoisseur 08/12/2014

    Replay? Damages to car? Both are standard to racing/car sim nowadays

    But most of all for me, any improvements to the AI will see me reinstalling DriveClub, after too many occurrence of knocked off the podium finish by the AIs, I confessed I went rage-delete my digital copy.

    Nice to see the game slowly delivers on its promise, but AI too old gen for me.
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  • Halo spin-off Spartan Strike delayed as 343 battles The Master Chief Collection matchmaking problems

  • GamesConnoisseur 08/12/2014

    Number one improvement needed to update MS studios wide policy

    NEVER EVER release a product that wouldn't meet consumers satisfaction as a finished product. That includes online.

    Look to Destiny alpha and beta test to iron out teething issues and server load.
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  • Digital Foundry vs Super Smash Bros. on Wii U and 3DS

  • GamesConnoisseur 07/12/2014

    Give me this over SFV any day of the week! Reply +2
  • Street Fighter 5 exclusive to PC and PS4

  • GamesConnoisseur 07/12/2014

    As a gamer of no loyalty to any platform, this is a sad disheartening news of what was a big multiplatform brand that seen dwindling sales over the years now restricted to PS4 and PC. It's a better news for Sony indeed as will help push PS4, particularly in Japan where all consoles didn't sell anywhere as much as they used to.

    For PS4 owners who are celebrating, a loss of bigger following and SF becoming niche is brilliant how?! The tired tropes of but MS did it and need a taste of their own medicine, Dead Rising started on Xbox, PC get a look in, only really DR2 that gotten multiplatform. Only Tomb Raider is a big news, that Playstatiom was TEMPORAILY denied access to new Tomb Raider is still wrong.

    Two wrongs doesn't make a right, timed exclusivity or permanent exclusivity of MULTI PLATFORM brands are wicked. New IPs like Bloodbourne that's perfectly fine.

    How would Playstation supporters feel if MS secured Mass Effect next permanently on Xbox One, considered the history of first Mass Effect being published on Xbox and under MS Studio. Not far out of the realm of probability but I never really was strong fighter fan so not an issue for me really. Also got PS4 and gaming PC as well as Xbox. But this still feels so wrong.
    Reply +1
  • Destiny's PVP mode now breaks up teams if they're too good

  • GamesConnoisseur 05/12/2014

    Loot campers, few times I was losing matches, and realised it was 5 v 6 as one just stand there, a free sitting duck target for the other team.

    Why not eject those who doesn't move and shoot for a duration? The most determined loot campers may add rubber band and turns on spot. Still could add report button, those reports could result in a no loots permitted until weekly reset for the said campers!
    Reply +12
  • Bethesda shows glimpse of The Elder Scrolls Online's console version

  • GamesConnoisseur 05/12/2014

    ESO or Skyrim Remastered Edition with access to best of Mods? Even better allowing XO and PS4 to create quests/forge maps and uploads/downloads?

    That a massive win for me and why bother with ESO?!
    Reply +2
  • Total War Battles: Kingdom is a F2P online spin-off

  • GamesConnoisseur 03/12/2014

    F2P generate how much of total revenue in whole gaming market? 75% or 90%?

    A serious question which represent a serious point for the industry and the hobby of ours, there are many casual gamers out there but do the once upon gamer buying consumer prefers F2P and the casual top
    Reply -1
  • The Crew is broken - but packed with potential

  • GamesConnoisseur 03/12/2014

    Only Ubisoft's game plunged for is Far Cry 4 which is fortunately not broken or not noticeable compared to other Ubi's games. And so now the muds really sticks to them.

    But to be fair, almost all MMO/online games are all broken on release recently. So review scores SHOULD be given only on real world online test. I know this mean impossible for reviews to be out on release day, but man everyone should know TV now that it's impossible to expect a perfect real world review BY release day!!!!!

    Accept the need to hold off purchase until decision to purchase bear out by reviews from critics and users.
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  • The next major Assassin's Creed is set in Victorian London

  • GamesConnoisseur 03/12/2014

    The best way Ubisoft can do to save AC Victory from sinking is to:

    1) Announce that they will not ship AC out next year, instead it will be 2016

    2) Also declare they have indeed committed to huge investment in Q/A bug stress test before shipping products

    The above steps would greatly help in starting to repair the lost of confidence from consumers that Ubisoft is only interested in shipping on time no matter what and increasing profits.

    For the shareholders, if indeed they still require to ship before end of the financial year, they can still ship Feb/Mar 2016 if that ll satisfy that but however in the long run, franchise is never in worse danger of being diminished and they will be doing themselves and shareholders a great favour by being serious about shipping quality products and that consumers are confidence with that.
    Reply +2
  • Here's the PlayStation-exclusive content in Destiny expansion The Dark Below

  • GamesConnoisseur 02/12/2014

    I got PS4 version of Destiny that I played up to L25 for my hunter and left totally untouched since I moved over to my son's XBOX One version as that where my mates and clan plays on. I finished VoG about 10 times and will attempt hard VoG after doing the Dark Below's raid.

    Why should I shell out for PS4 DLC when my mates are on Xbox's? I only require an exotic helm for my Warlock to reach L30 on Xbox's Destiny, but will be missing out on the Playstation exclusives. I honestly don't think I or my mates will be still regularly playing Destiny by the time the timed exclusive ends.

    I really don't see the point of it, especially when Destiny FFS got quite few contents to start with! If the exclusive strikes didn't represent a quarter extra difference for Playstation over Xbox, then it's would not be a big deal!

    Congrats to Sony but it's still stink regardless.
    Reply +2
  • Play the original Game Boy in 1080p on an HDTV with hdmyboy

  • GamesConnoisseur 02/12/2014

    Please back my proposition to deliver Spectrum 48k in 4K galore, with the colour clashes preserved for authencity! Reply +2
  • It Came From the Desert is getting an Extended Cut... on Sega Mega Drive

  • GamesConnoisseur 02/12/2014

    In 2039 Naughty Dog finally released The Director's Edition of The Last of Us for the X360, that goes back to the original story of having the infection only affecting the females. Reply +2
  • The case for 30fps PC gaming

  • GamesConnoisseur 30/11/2014

    "There's a reason why capping PC gameplay at 30fps isn't a more popular option - typically, very few games actually feature frame-rate limiting options, even when their console equivalents more often than not have 30fps caps in place. And when they do, often they don't work very well. In some cases, you get your 30fps, but frames are delivered in an uneven manner, arriving at 16ms, 33ms or 50ms intervals, producing obvious judder when v-sync is engaged."

    Ergo why we see rabid PC centric gamers calling 30 fps unacceptable, because they rarely see well implemented PC version of 30 fps as it would be more common on consoles.

    I was a PC gamer long before becoming mostly consoles based, usual reason, sick of then expensive hardware upgrades, fiddlings with settings and so on. But I do very much appreciate the scalebility and the open platform nature, moddings etc. However, the PC diehards who shouts out that 30 fps is unplayable simply does themselves poor credit as people can clearly see its mostly does the job. Especially where it's fixed 30 fps and yes there's bad examples.

    I often have multiple versions of same game, Steam sale etc, higher fps on PC doesn't always equate to better gameplay experience, as can still see judders, if not well optimised. High resolution and ultra settings are to die for certainly, but if with variable frame rates, I ll happily go back to 30 fps console version! As setting to 30 fps on PC doesn't always work as well.
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  • Xbox Japan boss resigns amid dismal Xbox One sales

  • GamesConnoisseur 28/11/2014

    The news that XBOX performs poorly in Japan ain't the real news, instead it's that Wii U which is dead in rest of world is doing quite well and that's world popular console, the PS4 can only sell marginally better than the Wii U.

    Japan is indeed in a world of its own!
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  • Halo: Master Chief Collection gets new 523MB patch

  • GamesConnoisseur 27/11/2014


    You seem to regularly trolls Xbox, but on this one I agree. The news that there's further patches on way doesn't inspire confidence in me going back to give Halo MCC MP a good try. I ll wait two further weeks.
    Reply +5
  • Escape Dead Island review

  • GamesConnoisseur 27/11/2014

    I likewise enjoyed the first game, played hilarious co op with mates but then we cooled off, I never finished it but can see a great potential to take it properly forward.

    Shame they killed it. Look at Sunset Overdrive, oomphs fun factor. Most important quality is that you are enjoying playing it and feel challenged enough, having progression.

    All of which is totally lacking in this game, never was on my radar but if it was 7/10 or so, I may have gotten it during quiet time and would happily go back in Dead Island franchise. Next one any better than this?

    I m not hopeful.
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  • Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare's Exo Zombies is coming as DLC in January

  • GamesConnoisseur 26/11/2014

    I don't get it, a great way of getting buying customers if you give first DLC free, then charge for each map. That the drugs pusher 101 guide, give away free stuff first to hook the permanent punters in!

    The latest COD is alright, fun certainly, more than last few iterations but it's not so radically new. No dedicated servers, really?! Not as if they are broke and this explains why I get variable lag/lag comp issues match to match.
    Reply +3
  • Will Xbox One succeed in China?

  • GamesConnoisseur 23/11/2014

    Nintendo SHOULD do better than either Sony or MS, simply cos so family friendly games and not as much sensitive to China games, as available on either XBOX or Playstation Reply 0
  • Face-Off: Grand Theft Auto 5 on PS4 and Xbox One

  • GamesConnoisseur 23/11/2014


    Don't be too premature, it's an obvious win for the upcoming PC version. End of!

    However enjoy your version of GTAV, I m playing it through again on my PS4.
    Reply -4
  • Face-Off: Dragon Age: Inquisition

  • GamesConnoisseur 22/11/2014

    Playing this on the PS4 since Tuesday thanks to US PSN, certainly performance wise very shuddering. Frame rates can flucates around, during cut scenes its can be evident too.

    Not the worse offender, most times I can bear it, or ignore it, but would have maybe been happier with the optional drop in resolution for 30 fps locked.

    Loving the game, looks mostly nice but can looks awful, hair wise, facial hair more so!
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  • Don't call it a comeback: Xbox One's first year

  • GamesConnoisseur 22/11/2014

    Xbox doing much better, still some ways to go, miles behind where the X360 was (not units wise but in gamers' hearts and minds) . Spencer and co, a massive improvements over the grimacing suits that were really divorced from what's the gaming about.

    Playstation wasted a great opportunity to lock in Xmas with the weakest exclusives of the three but got the most wonderful and thriving community of gamers rooting for it. Whispers of 2015 being the year, PSN much improved but still should be far more reliable as now paid for subscription.

    Nintendo considered dead but still delivering the old Magic and if going down, certainly doing so most heroically and the truest to the gaming ethos of the three. Only one of the three not to be doing better than the previous gen... Massively behind the curve.

    However, all across the board, there's seem to be fewer numbers of a fully fledged titles for the platform, compared to the generations past, even though we are as busy as ever playing so many games. Economy behind the games seem broken, too many emphasis on mobile/social gaming, F2P, MTs, as that where most people are maybe actually at. Both the consumers and the big money.

    Seem a return to the old days, before Playstation made gaming mass market and much further with the Wii, where serious gaming are more of serious hobbyists, most people only interested in 3 or so AAA blockbusters COD, FIFA, AC.

    Or it's always been the case but just more obvious?

    I always ask myself, are we just getting more jaded?

    Still, delighted with the numbers of titles to play, still far too much of 'yet to boot up', or 'still not properly finished' games than the 'completed' games. Gaming remain a very expensive hobby, more so as a multi-platformer!
    Reply +7
  • BioWare's brilliant Dragon Age: Inquisition sex scene

  • GamesConnoisseur 21/11/2014


    As in EG should NEVER ever refers to anything outside of 'normality'? This ain't Russia, Iran, Saudi Arabia or other countries where it would be illegal.

    We are more progressive, and accepting of the fact there's always been, will be minorities who are different.

    I thought the scene was well done, humorous even. But I will never in million play through choose to romance Iron Bull as male character, as I wouldn't be comfortable. But no issues in accepting choices exist, as it would be likewise uncomfortable for gay to choose straight romance.

    Well done BioWare, yes media attention might even be a bonus but not many games include wide range of choices!
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  • Frontier outlines Elite: Dangerous refund policy following offline mode backlash

  • GamesConnoisseur 20/11/2014

    Explain WHY the OUTRAGES re online mode?!

    1) virtually all gamer PC rig are online connected, Steam, updates, mods, alpha/beta, demos, digital copies all requires online connection

    2) even if not keen on MP, still can't live without online connections

    3) even pirates can't live without online connection! BitTorrent say hi, but even if online connection required for simplest check, why it's bad, bad? Ubisoft's famed terrible DRM withstanding. Heck even the popular Steam IS drm itself

    I m going to get Elite no question but honestly bemused by all the outrages, then realised maybe I m missing a point
    Reply -12
  • LittleBigPlanet 3 review

  • GamesConnoisseur 19/11/2014

    I m gaming mostly on PS4 the past year, but still love my Xbox One.

    Exclusive wise, Xbox One way ahead of PS4. The Christmas goes to Xbox this round, but throw in Wii U, whoever come first or second, clearly it's PS4 in the 3rd place.

    Exclusive wise that is, with ONLY AC Unity as multi platform game that performs much worse on PS4 than rival console, there's still much to be happy about.

    2015 will see much better result for PS4? Maybe so, but one thing for certain, everyone cannot forever write off Xbox One as not competiting in the same league as PS4, as recent few months been fighting back much better.

    What a fun times to be in.

    Pity about LBP3, not just EG, quite mixed reviews everywhere else.
    Reply +3
  • Latest Destiny update unintentionally nerfs exotic weapons

  • GamesConnoisseur 18/11/2014


    I ve played Raids in a clan, a group of nine friends, making it much easier to arrange a raid. In theory, but still infrequent.

    I feel matchmaking could be useful if you are one short, and someone can fill in and maybe new member of your clan could be made that way.

    I think matchmaking would be more successful if it's not just six total strangers, but a groups of 4 plus 2, 3 and 3 and so forth.

    Can make it a requirement that the matchmaking will only be enabled when there's a party in play and there/you are looking to make up the number.

    So would never occur a 6 strangers scenario.
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