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  • The Witcher 3 fine art prints are gorgeous indeed

  • GamesConnoisseur 04/08/2016


    I merely snapshotted all high resolution images onto my iPad library then maybe print off one or two, but plan on using them as PC's desktop or something.

    Gorgeous reminder of the rich and deep world of Witcher, sadden that I wouldn't never play them for the first time again. We shouldn't expect any further sequels but still hopeful that it might happen eventually.

    Game of Thrones TV series will end, HBO might as well look into Witcher, as got it all, sex, violence, rich lore, conflicts on small and massive levels. Grey shades in the motives of an important people, Kings, Sorceresses, Emperor etc, there's even more monsters and things that creeps around in the dark.

    But monsters can occasionally be a good guys and some people turns out to be far worse.

    There's enough materials for a good few seasons. I m aware there's Polish TV series but their budget doesn't hold a candle to HBO's Game of Thrones!
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  • Torment: Tides of Numenera also headed to PS4, Xbox One

  • GamesConnoisseur 04/08/2016

    Excellent news, for an even bigger audience though I still plan on PC version coz of K/M input with this kind of game is far preferable for me. That said I mainly play PC games with controller where it doesn't really required mouse. Reply +6
  • Sega has quietly become one of the world's best PC strategy game companies

  • GamesConnoisseur 04/08/2016

    I don't think any sensible TW players would call it by Total War: Warhammer! I finished all campaigns on Total Warhammer and hope that Sega and Creative Assembly will keep going for good many years. Reply +1
  • Abzu review

  • GamesConnoisseur 02/08/2016


    Likewise agree that whilst we acknowledge price are always fluid, there's no harm in using RRP/official digital price via Steam/PSN/Xbox Store. However the reality is most of us got our own preferred seller and will always check out price from there rather than here.

    Don't really give a toss either way but as question been raised, I think it's fine thing being left as they are.

    Think I will put Abzu on my Steam Wishlist.
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  • GamesConnoisseur 02/08/2016

    Serves them damn dirty cheaters right, they got no right to blame anyone but themselves and let it be a lesson unto them, but chance are they will never learn! Reply +5
  • Hands-on with Total War: Warhammer's newest race, the Beastmen

  • GamesConnoisseur 27/07/2016

    @Chewbaccasdad @not_themilkybarkid


    Chaos far easier to manage compared to them horned horrors! Great satisfaction when finally with the Dwarfs for first time as my fourth go, using underways to avoid attrition and pop out to RAZE every one of their settlements without any inch of mercy!
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  • There's a whiff of Destiny about No Man's Sky's menu screens

  • GamesConnoisseur 22/07/2016

    Nice looking and functional, however I m getting PC version, whilst I do prefer play with controller over K/M during gaming, I do hope there's keyboard shortcut or able to use mouse during trading, especially with loads of quantities of items to trade/dismantle etc? Reply 0
  • Pokémon is getting a live-action film based around Detective Pikachu

  • GamesConnoisseur 21/07/2016

    In 500 years time from now, people with an optional 21st century pop culture module downloaded onto their wifi chipped brain will be wondering what was actually SO appealing and endearing about them Pokemon?

    That this even trumped previously thought to be an unassailable number one Google query.. Porn!
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  • Event[0] is 2001 meets Firewatch, due this September

  • GamesConnoisseur 14/07/2016

    I already thinking up questions like the Cake a lie? Reply 0
  • Things fall apart: Looking back at Resident Evil 5

  • GamesConnoisseur 04/07/2016

    I loved playing RE5 in co op with mates, it was very fun!!

    SP not so much though, so to diss RE5 only based on SP is not a full picture.
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  • Characters from The Witcher, Zelda, Mario, Metroid and BioShock - beautifully re-imagined

  • GamesConnoisseur 28/06/2016

    Witcher reimagined into alternate 1950s could well be a great idea!

    After all didn't The Wild Hunt talk of many worlds, parrallel universes?!
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  • Mass Effect is getting four spin-off novels bridging the gap to Andromeda

  • GamesConnoisseur 25/06/2016

    It's been mentioned a few times, that Andromeda is linked the the series but as the launch of the very long inter-galaxies expedition happened BEFORE the endings of ME3, so as far as races hibernating aboard the 'ark' before colonising the new galaxy, they are likely doing so in anticipation of probable Reapers' success.

    So which ending wouldn't matter, as it's a new chapter to continue the existing Milky Way civilizations. Also the length of time in completing the crossing (no mass relays to and back) is said to be pretty long.

    That seem to be the best way as can be any of the endings.
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  • Fallout: New Vegas is now backwards compatible on Xbox One

  • GamesConnoisseur 23/06/2016

    Last I checked I got far too many list of waiting to be installed X360 games to go with ones I ve installed. The Meteo titles based dashboard seriously needed folders for me to organise X360 and Xbox One games!

    It is one of Xbox One best feature. I wonder what the usage of PS Now program? As whilst I m over the moon at getting free X360 backward compatibility, I only really use it for a handful of X360 titles and if MS does subscription based service I wouldn't bother at all.
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  • Respawn talks Titanfall 2 and that Call of Duty remaster

  • GamesConnoisseur 23/06/2016

    Smart gun is fine, as take a while to lock on and short range

    So don't be too long in someone cross hair and if u got better weapon they won't be given a chance to use one, if u got locked on without seeing them. You would have died anyway by any other guns too!!!
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  • Steam game's £27 DLC is a PDF certificate

  • GamesConnoisseur 21/06/2016

    It's only a joke.. Yet the developer and Steam's 30% share mean for every £26.99 they sold, laughing all the way to the bank.

    Literally a licence to print money and I m sure there not that many buyers, but still there ll be more than we imagined!
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  • Giveaway: get Epic's new shooter on PS4 or PC for free!

  • GamesConnoisseur 21/06/2016

    Tried it, didn't click, doesn't seem able to outdo Overwatch or even Battleborn.

    Sometime there's just too many MOBAs competiting for your attention and yet we got Battlefield 1, Titanfall 2 and even Infinite Warfare coming out mere months after Paragon official release in August.

    Maybe I m wrong and there's room still for it, but all the best wishes.
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  • Murky world of PC game key reselling exposed by indie developer

  • GamesConnoisseur 21/06/2016

    I agree that EACH key should be linked with each purchases even if in bulks.

    Then those fraudulently bought should simply be revoked. The result obviously would be many who shops around and THOUGHT they had purchased legimately at bargain price from second party resellers will find their purchase just refused to work. Key not accepted.

    Then they complain to resellers not to the developer/publisher.

    If it too good to be true within a very short time of official launch, it usually is! Not quite black market, credit frauds aren't victim free. Getting your money back if you spot fraud and the hassle of new card etc. But increased cost to transactions and impact on the sellers caught, especially if a small business.
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  • 1080p Project Scorpio games "will look different" and some "run a little better" than on Xbox One/S

  • GamesConnoisseur 16/06/2016

    Some issues raised here could ALSO applies to Neo

    The only difference is Phil seem to try state things clearly and to discourage perception of Scorpio as Xbox One replacement for 1080p users and position it mainly as 4K gaming console experience

    "What the point of Scorpio if it WONT run Xbox1080p only games on 1080p HDTV any better?!" Were the one of the common questions raised since the MS conference and so Phil tried to answer that

    Have MS successfully sell the idea? That for the future to prove and arguments will continue on both sides as usual in meantime!

    I won't get into why not go for mid/high end PC instead arguments, but it is seem a reasonable choice for a complete 4K entertainment centre for 4K TV owners far more than Neo maybe would, and as a bonus get free Xbox exclusives on Win 10

    IF Xbox wish to upgrade but doesn't yet have 4K, but may likely get one in near future then it could be a better alternative to Xbox S which would only stream/display 4K but not gaming 4K.

    Then again, from experience as on both platforms, more on one than other, but still both, it's also depends on games if will be able to use full 1080p, so based on that it would seem likely that not all Scorpio enhanced games will use full 4K but more likely often than Neo! So it's is battle between Neo and Scorpio that will be round two of this generation which isn't over by any long shot
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  • Hours of The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild gameplay footage from E3

  • GamesConnoisseur 15/06/2016


    Yep.. For a second I interpreted it as go inside Link

    Oooh accidental double entrende?! Ah no just me reading it wrong!
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  • Xbox boss Phil Spencer: the big interview

  • GamesConnoisseur 15/06/2016


    I doubt PS4 Neo would be capable of 4K GAMING as standard whereas Scorpio is positioned as such

    1080p is over 2 million pixels and 4K over 8 million pixels, refreshing every sec with all effects etc, need at minimum 4 times more power

    Xbox One GPU 1.3 teraflops and Scorpio announced as at 6 teraflops

    Sony only said mere fraction increase for Neo, 40-80% which are still handy but 4K gaming is a completely different beast to just streaming 4K, or even to render VR properly but wonderful for 1080p 60 frames a sec as minimum is wonderful

    I do plan on PS4 Neo and give my PS4 to my son, but to dismiss Scorpio vs Neo?!

    Now Sony fans know what it like to see their old shoes now on the other foot! Competition is great as it drives innovation and consumers benefit.
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  • You can play the Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Remastered campaign early on PS4

  • GamesConnoisseur 14/06/2016

    Up yours! Reply 0
  • Sony gives PlayStation VR a release date at E3 2016

  • GamesConnoisseur 14/06/2016

    Some people are easily hyped about Sony's VR whilst forgetting about one time Sony's being fully behind the 3D bandwagon with the announcements of 3D titles

    So definitely won't see a repeat?!

    There were discussions about why it failed to break through, one big thing was it anti-social, if 3D was considered a bit anti-social and disconnects with the other people presences... Then VR is deffo a big loud only just me in man cave!

    I really do fancy getting into the VR gaming but the outlay and where my family just really can't be part of it etc etc

    So a big no from me but if it does get into the mainstream, then maybe a while later with a clear proven must buys titles instead of tech demos!
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  • Sony and Hideo Kojima announce Death Stranding

  • GamesConnoisseur 14/06/2016


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  • Destiny: Rise of Iron trailer leaks

  • GamesConnoisseur 09/06/2016

    Gjallarhorn is a blatant CRUTCH that doesn't make a player skilled or better, I had to go without as never dropped till just 3 or so months before Taken King and it become obsolete.

    So I managed nightfall solo on many occasion without it. So it seemed desperate play to increase pre-orders!

    I haven't touched Destiny since just after Halloween when I was sickened with the MTs and tired of the game. I m ve been enjoying other games since. However not to say that I didn't recognise or value the fun I had and wondered if Bungie really have improved their game?
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  • Row over "stolen" Fallout 4 mods

  • GamesConnoisseur 06/06/2016

    Hardware limitations aside (2 GB memory), PC modders refusing on elitism ground are simply trolls, credits should be properly given and sometime they aren't on nexusmods anyway. However two wrongs doesn't make a right. Reply -2
  • E3 2016 schedule guide - all the conference times, stream links and predictions

  • GamesConnoisseur 06/06/2016

    Every year now I never watch Sony's live as always at fecking wrong time for us Europeans! Reply +1
  • Ready at Dawn reflects on The Order: 1886's successes and failures

  • GamesConnoisseur 02/06/2016

    I also enjoyed The Order, story was interesting, visual was easily the best aspect, only let down by short playing time and the lack of replayability. It's doesn't offer you much of a real tactical choices within the tight shooting spaces in game however gorgeous they are.

    Still thought it was worth playing, and certainly doesn't tally with the critics' metacritic score in my own estimation. Should Sony offer The Order as a freebie, PSN+ in future, take it!
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  • No Man's Sky delayed, no longer releasing in June - reports

  • GamesConnoisseur 26/05/2016

    Does game have an in built censoring system to watch for naughty words? Difficult to weed out imaginatively named rude cuss words that will very likely happen as well as many variations of licensed names like Gallifrey, Datootine, or even big brands like Nike, Google that wouldn't be best pleased with its brand/product placement

    So would that maybe contribute to delays as Sony's legal dept have a few further words to say?

    Imagine a system named Google's Tax Haven, or setting out political satire/offensive terms of the day; Occupied Palestine or Transgender's Loo World
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  • Turtles: Mutants in Manhattan is Platinum's most disappointing game

  • GamesConnoisseur 26/05/2016

    Vanquish and Bayonetta iare two of my fav Plantium games, but recently been on a middling to poor run.

    Transformer I haven't tried but was an exception to this. Spread too thin as others said.

    Edit: curse of Activison interfering with the quality of the studios in partnership with them? Bungie and now Plantium?
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  • One of Japan's most terrifying 3DS games is being localised for the UK

  • GamesConnoisseur 26/05/2016

    Eh? What supposed to be the terrifying bit?!

    Just post the info with the spoiler masking for those who want to know! As damned headline hooked me line and sinker!

    I suspect no terrifying bits other than cutesy bits where erm teddy get help to produce new teddy?!
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  • Doom player finishes game on hardest difficulty without dying

  • GamesConnoisseur 18/05/2016

    This bloke was playing on PC, fast multi weapon switches without using the weapons wheel, mouse fast and accurate aiming and the opponents seemed far fewer than they does on the second easiest difficulty I completed yesterday on Xbox!!!

    Kudos to him, but got a feeling it wouldn't be as easy undertaking on PS4 or Xbox One version!!

    No cheat God mode possible too not this that bloke did, however just another feather in the cap for the consoles owners to be chuffed at completing it at whatever difficulty, as its ll be certainly harder via controller and weapon wheel!
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  • Dark Souls 3 the biggest launch in series

  • GamesConnoisseur 11/05/2016

    Before Uncharted 4 interrupted, I was over halfway of my second playthrough of DSIII, enjoyed the game so far and indeed one of top contender for the game of the year for me. Even enjoying the PvP meta of PC version (Aware of the cheaters ruining the game and just don't accept anything dropped).

    I think DSIII wouldn't benefit from sequel as was supposed to be the concluding game, but can see why the publisher would consider publishing another entry. Perhaps a prequel.
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  • Face-Off: Overwatch

  • GamesConnoisseur 10/05/2016


    PC gaming for years, then get used to joy of twin sticks, I m left handed and hated not having mouse in my left hand and never able to be satisfied with keyboard set up for right.

    So twin sticks or nothing for me even on the PC!
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  • Make sure to download Uncharted 4's 5GB patch

  • GamesConnoisseur 10/05/2016


    When I entered into PS4 the actual DNS number of my ISP instead of just automatically provided itself with DNS which usually is router's DNS

    The download speed improved vastly.
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  • Doom systems specs and launch times revealed

  • GamesConnoisseur 07/05/2016

    In the last ten years, we moaned about buying DLCs and download mere KB of unlock key, to access DLC ALREADY on the disk?

    Now, we get disk with mere 1% of data which we need to unlock and download The full game from Steam.

    What a world!!
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  • Why I hope it's the end for Uncharted

  • GamesConnoisseur 07/05/2016

    Thought would be an in depth analysis of Uncharted, reflections on the end of era of Saturday matinees even but America Top Model or whatever?!!!

    Eek now we know what sort of terrible programme some people just CANT stop watching even if the editorial quality of the said programme is non existent!
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  • Has Remedy fixed Quantum Break on PC?

  • GamesConnoisseur 06/05/2016


    Did Bloodborne support global illumination in the real time? DF clearly noted that this is the biggest reason when with the upscaling mode off, 1080p 60 fps is hard to reach even with the best set up

    Playing the game on Xbox, there are bits where the global real time illumination really make it gobsmacking interesting, the rapid passing forward and back of time at the ground zero.

    Other than that bit, the game may not need full implementation of the global real time lightening effects. DF also furthermore said that very few games truly implemented or use it.

    I finished the game, and will try it on PC but obviously not for months until properly patched up.
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  • Digital Foundry's top ten picks for PlayStation Neo upgrades

  • GamesConnoisseur 30/04/2016


    1080p ten years old... What about it?!!

    Big difference at even the most powerful PC today running 1080p at 60 fps smoothly IF they had to draw with full effects 200 moving cars on the roads, 1,000 walking NPCs, 20 overhead passing aircrafts, fully individually crafted buildings all the way to the visible horizon and there's also moving deformable clouds

    All of them with their own unique textures and shadows....

    I can go on, it's not just about resolution, the frame rates is also depends on what being asked to renders within the available 'budget' of processing power

    So PS4 Neo will likely disappoint those unrealistic expectation

    "..... but but you promised 1080p 60 fps!!!"

    The article I thought did fair job of approximation what PS4 games would possibly benefit to come closer to Max specced PC standard.

    Exceed it? Nope thats not going to be likely even at 1080p 60 fps all the times unless adequately balanced and also that the coders would be making the time to get the Neo version coded up properly.
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  • Microsoft discontinues Xbox 360

  • GamesConnoisseur 20/04/2016

    RIP X360, the first four or so years were simply the best years of any consoles I had to date, 100 v 1 and so many more, Kinect onwards wasnt the same. The effects of Xbox Live, achievements and so on are very much taken from granted.

    However these raised our expectations what we should get from our consoles,

    Thank you for the good times.
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  • Performance Analysis: Doom beta on PS4 and Xbox One

  • GamesConnoisseur 20/04/2016

    Normally I would agree it's PC heritage to play Doom on k/m as I did way back in shareware launch, it was an unique experience.

    However Doom been ported to all kind of consoles, played excellent Doom 64 on N64 which managed to provide an unique take.

    I was PC gamer long time before going multi platform, Spectrum, Amiga then long run on PC were all mostly via keyboard then mouse from Amiga on.

    Nowadays I find Gamepad so comfy, I m left handed and the keyboard arrangement works against me, others learn how to use mouse with their right hand and use left hand on keyboard. I failed utterly to adapt to that approach.

    Instead of faffing about redefining keys, I now look for Gamepad availabity on PC games, Dark Souls 3 currently via Gamepad.

    Future.. If VR on PC becomes more mainstream then logically keyboard and mouse will be on the way out or used only for work related activities. I think it's crucial that the options should be there to cater for all kind of preferences and insisting it should only be done by k/m I don't think necessarily fits everyone.
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  • The day the music died: When Bungie fired Marty O'Donnell

  • GamesConnoisseur 12/04/2016

    It was interesting to read that even when directly owned by Microsoft, Bungie got far more freedom, than it was as an independent developer studio fully owning Destiny IP working with Activison as a publisher but in which Acti actually got far more hands on role!!

    Bungie of old is long gone, sure they still make a great fun FPS shooting bits as they ever did, but the fiasco shown them up as mere money grubbing mortals.
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  • Total War: Warhammer future DLC plans include free new race

  • GamesConnoisseur 12/04/2016

    £39.99 in year 2000 will costs £61.99 in today money

    Plus what used to cost in the standard development costs for medium and high recommended specs in 2000 quadrupled for today 2016's standard med and recommended specs. So that probably at least another £20 on top of aforementioned inflationary rising costs.

    However games price are forever frozen hence DLCs seen as more acceptable means of getting extra revenues.

    So which would we really prefers?!

    DLCs and expansions all free but game price go up to £80-£100 instead?!

    Game developments stuck forever at then 2000's PC med/high specs, looks very jaggy, low res etc?

    There's no easy answer but seem we still expect £39.99 plus free DLCs forever?! This kind of things from developers/publishers point of views don't always get a fair hearing.

    As for me it's obviously wiser to wait till GOTY, but I m so impatient and already preordered on Steam. Also very bummed about the pre-order exclusives as would love to play Chaos race.
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  • Titanfall 2 teaser trailer reveals mechs with swords

  • GamesConnoisseur 11/04/2016

    Can't wait to gen 10 the sequel as well!!

    Sword? Cool!!!
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  • What went wrong with Quantum Break on PC?

  • GamesConnoisseur 08/04/2016

    I really enjoyed the game on Xbox and nearly at the end, thought it was worth doing against lots of negative comments about it. The time travel arch plots actually got a lot of thought put into it more than I expected.

    However very clearly the PC port should have be delayed, Arkham Knight PC all over again. MS need to man up and refund PC as it's well past the chance to delay the PC game which should have been taken before the release date.

    It's a real pity that Remedy and MS will damage what goodwill there are for Quantum Break.
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  • 18 minutes of new Total War: Warhammer gameplay

  • GamesConnoisseur 07/04/2016

    Preorder bonus, DLC exclusives etc

    I do sometime wishes it was still 90s or early naughties with free expansions and everyone getting exact same game
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  • New Baldur's Gate expansion Siege of Dragonspear off to a rough start

  • GamesConnoisseur 05/04/2016

    I was about to buy it but decided not when saw complaints about bugs.

    Doesn't actually give a toss at all about 'isms' or lack of one, could see where certain persuasions would get annoyed. That is for them and me as a long time BG and D&D fan couldn't care less in a game where it's all about playing all kind of roles or coming across diverse NPCs.

    Hope the bugs get properly fixed.
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  • Destiny's PlayStation-exclusive content deal is still a thing

  • GamesConnoisseur 04/04/2016

    365 days long DLC exclusive content is a part of what completely put me off Destiny.

    The fact it's here to stay just make it hit more unlikely I would consider getting back in, even with free update.

    If I was still playing would be more livid that such a seemly must have weapon is completely locked out.

    4 the players indeed?!!
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  • Yes, you can do the Carlton dance in the new Doom

  • GamesConnoisseur 30/03/2016

    The animations are so silky smooth, this actually gives me more confidence re the game in general.. Not really that emotes are included, but the game engine ability to deliver on it and being included as free would add to the atmosphere during online matches!

    SP demons wouldn't care less... Other human players in MP will certainly likely do so, as much as any teabagging would ve got!
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  • Uncovered: Final Fantasy 15 live report

  • GamesConnoisseur 30/03/2016

    I ll be comfortably snug, deep asleep, probably dreaming of being bang in the middle of an orgy with aforesaid beautiful people... and just catch up in the morning rather than actually staying up!

    Getting too old for those things nowadays
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  • Twitch app finally available on PlayStation 4 in the UK

  • GamesConnoisseur 30/03/2016


    Yet it's nothing to be proud about where Sony Europe been dragging their feet, if Europe is largest market for PS4 then why the service is not always equal to Xbox Europe?!

    Same issue we ve seen across PS3 gen, I really hope Sony Europe would have gotten much better by now.
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