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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
    Reply +9
  • 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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  • Turok 1 and 2 Remastered coming to Xbox One

  • GamesConnoisseur 30/03/2016

    Proper small indie devs as other pointed out don't have resources to do multi platform all at same time! PS4 is a bit more busy on indie front, and may not caught Sony's radar in time and so in proper course of time likely will get to PS4 too.

    Throwing tantrums just coz favoured console not getting first dibs EVERY time, Rocket League gotten on PS4 months and months before it appeared on Xbox One...

    I understand anguish if was a Turok player back in the day, as some Day of the Tentacle fans would be if recent remastered port not appearing on Xbox etc etc

    Far better approach is to directly contact the developer and beg them, never know you might be the one that pushed the ball rolling!!
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  • Left 4 Dead 2 added to Xbox One's backwards compatible library

  • GamesConnoisseur 29/03/2016


    Now my weekly co op night with mates on Xbox One sorted for a good while!!

    L4D2 ...doesn't get much better than that! Thanks MS!
    Reply +9
  • Watch: Quantum Break, Alan Wake and Max Payne are all connected (here's how)

  • GamesConnoisseur 27/03/2016

    Loved to play Remedy's games and their style, story and shooting mechanics always been outstandingly different to the rest of the herds. Looking forward to QB! Reply +13
  • Play Dark Souls 3's English version now on Xbox One

  • GamesConnoisseur 23/03/2016

    GO ON, you know you WANT TO!

    DO IT!!!!!
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  • The Division review

  • GamesConnoisseur 15/03/2016


    What sub are you referring to?!?! Monthly 0 for your info, check your facts. MTs is said to be there but I haven't noticed it as not in my face for whole of last week!

    Season pass optional, and next month first raid (incursion) are free but the next two big updates aren't.
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  • GamesConnoisseur 15/03/2016


    What micro stutters?!! I played last night for first time in DZ after reaching L30 and had a blast of time quickly levelling up DZ ranks. There were very occasional stutters but mostly at stare then smooth.
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  • Watch: Three days with The Division

  • GamesConnoisseur 11/03/2016

    Been a blast the past few days, some of my friend list already reached L30 or under that! Seem they also can't stop playing.

    As for me reached L19 just this morning, plenty to do and settles into the pattern of using marksman rifle and assault with backup of my beloved Turret who I call Bulldog.

    Engrossing is a right term for me, not 100% perfect but I wouldnt be put off from playing right from L1 again, as I would be with Destiny! Although it is too early to say so as not yet reached a point to assess the longevity question for a good while! Still I m looking forward to get back to it.
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  • Performance Analysis: The Division

  • GamesConnoisseur 11/03/2016

    All the hullaboo re downgrade from trailers years before the final game released.

    Seriously? Should show as it would actually be? How would this ever be possible? Tardis travelling back to hand over the final build after all the engine tweaks, optimisations, features completed, AI, physics load stress tested to death and all that.

    It's not like it's the movie trailer, where they lifted an actual filmed sequences and showcased it. Of far great magnitude of probably will be same sequences with same 'visuals' than the games would be!

    Only 8 bits game trailer would be far more likely be as it was shown!!

    Just accept it is a projection of an INCOMPLETE game development.

    As for the performance of the game on the Xbox I m pleasantly surprised with how stable it is.
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  • Valkyria Chronicles Remastered out mid-May

  • GamesConnoisseur 08/03/2016

    In exactly what way is remaster on PS4 superior to PC?!

    I m genuinely wanting to know as I got PC version on my wish list as missed out the last time the game was discounted on Steam.

    PC V PS4 isn't what I m looking to start but just which would be a worthy purchase!


    My guess is PC for price and visuals and features for PS4
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  • Day of the Tentacle Remastered release date set

  • GamesConnoisseur 08/03/2016

    Beaten it many years ago, puzzles with time travel, three different time to keep track and swooping different characters. All rate humour, personalities, corny lines and situations.

    That was fun, I m sure if when playing it again on PC, will still get stumped!
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  • "I was slightly confused by the reaction"

  • GamesConnoisseur 04/03/2016

    Rationality and fanboys never go hand in hand!!

    I honestly thought it was great thing, BUT I also anticipated anger from Xbox One owners.

    IF Quantum Break get enjoyed by wider audience ERGO more likely there will be sequels and/or stronger following depending on quality of the game.
    This is Remedy, Max Payne and Alan Wake we talking about, both titles I loved and both appeared on more than just one platform.

    I think the rages would perhaps be partly that PS4 AND PC owners would be chuffed that they still see no need to grudgingly get Xbox One?

    Always been a multi platform owner and never planted my flag exclusively.
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  • PlayStation 4 to PC Remote Play coming in next update

  • GamesConnoisseur 01/03/2016

    I don't quite see how often PC players would choose remote play on PC of consoles when they would be able to

    a) get same game cheaper on PC
    b) superior version
    c) more versatile in choice of input including use of official gamepads!

    Though exclusive games would be the reason and also depends on where you set up the console and PC. My PC is also connected to the big 3DTV with comfy seat as well as the usual desk.

    So never felt the need to remote play.

    Finally, yeah remote play to laptop on bed would enable you to play PS4 games, but I would think remote play with Vita would be preferable solution, as I found it to be, than bulky laptop on your bed!
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  • Carcassonne now Xbox One backwards compatible

  • GamesConnoisseur 29/02/2016

    I wouldn't expect each BC title added to gain a news item on EG, but for these games with large following or even cult status, important impact.

    Car...however you damn spell it, I think fits in above criteria as does Geometry Wars. I applaud MS attempts at getting publishers to agree to add their games to BC.

    I think publishers would NOT be keen if they wish to keep option open to plans for 'Remaster' or 'HD Collection' in future and I suspect Black Ops and many other titles we still waiting for might be the reason why.

    Whatever, I m delighted when I see more X360 games get added, as I still got large library and can't always be bothered to dust off X360 console.
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  • Far Cry Primal beats Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare 2 in UK chart

  • GamesConnoisseur 29/02/2016

    Bought all three! Bravely Second Layer for when I m in bed, on the bog, Plants v Zombies 2 for family fun, but found Far Cry Primal strangely very compelling, I never finished FC3 or FC4 which to me was more boring, meaningless excuses of hunting for upgrades in modern setting

    Whereas FC primal actually feels more correct, that you only have very basic tools to hunt, kill other groups and survive. Finished all the main quests and side quests actually. Still find it fun to ride my pet Sabretooth around and putting fear into local wildlife and tribes!
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  • Digital Foundry's guide to the best PC controllers

  • GamesConnoisseur 28/02/2016

    PS4 Dualshock battery issues, sticks' rubber durability and LED light are a weakness for me, got Xbox Elite controller and it's the last word in joypad controller for PC for me. The modding are a big bonus. But the biggest win with PC is the breadth of choices as to what suits you the best. Reply +3
  • Performance Analysis: Firewatch

  • GamesConnoisseur 26/02/2016

    A real shame that this had been an issue, I went with PC version and enjoyed the game, although quite short as it's purely a narrative experience. Though I did explore and try to fathoms the secrets before they bore fruits.

    Walk through in these kind of games are pointless, as the aim is to work out what's your purpose, what's going on and explore your limits. As the studio quite small and so for them to be quick in responding as they did is good. Trying out PS4 extensively before launching would have been better.
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  • Vote: What's the best Zelda game?

  • GamesConnoisseur 17/02/2016

    Skyward Sword is easily my LEAST loved Zelda game, as it's changed the canon of Link being left handed to right and forced me a left handed to wield wiimote right handed, I failed miserably as I couldn't adapt.

    I tried it in left hand but messed up as the game expect you to carry it in right, I only managed as far as first dungeon then I decided this game isn't for me as other Zelda games were.

    1. Legend of Zelda OoT
    2. Wind Waker
    3. Majora's Mask
    4. Twilight Princess
    5. Link Awaking DX
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  • Why you must run PC Street Fighter 5 at 60fps

  • GamesConnoisseur 16/02/2016

    PC SFV, how secure from cheating? Reply -6
  • It looks like there's going to be a Knack 2

  • GamesConnoisseur 15/02/2016

    Count me out

    Knack was so dreadfully a bore and unimaginative, I pushed myself to keep going, but no more!

    If sequel is a total overhaul, then maybe depending on the. reviews.
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  • Digital Foundry vs Dying Light: The Following

  • GamesConnoisseur 13/02/2016


    What are you smoking?! Killzone and Second Son both vastly improved when I locked them to 30 fps

    Having stable and consistently same response time in input really make me more able to react correctly, variable response time due to dropping to higher ms latency time then back to normal is so awful.

    It's alsos immersive breaking, NOT everyone is keen on an adaptive frame rate and we need to accept that and also that there are some who can get by!

    Best world is to give the option to people as to how they would like it if it was this or that. So I will always back the request to include more options for us. It is a shame to limit it to PC when high def consoles era would also benefit due to apparently variable preferences out there!
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  • Titanfall 2 will have a story campaign "where science meets magic" - report

  • GamesConnoisseur 08/02/2016

    Only game I ever prestige to full, generation 10, and it was quite fun. Looking forward to TF2 and now multi platform mean its can reach far wider audience than it did. Its has potential I can see, but its did felt like a stopgap game when it was only a MP.

    It was certainly fresh at the time and I appreciated playing something different to the same old same MPs.
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  • The Division graphics mod is already making the game look better

  • GamesConnoisseur 04/02/2016


    Second that! I was a bit suprised it's ran even that well. 980 level for ultra

    Video cards on anything less than 980 is just high settings or lower.

    I m getting bored with all the downgrade complaints, should we wish the publishers would start with a medium setting with a fewer PPs but then again everyone would just trash the game and lose interest.

    They can't win and optimising builds of game is still optimising as often lose few cycles to PP for features, AI, route mapping, physics etc

    Previews aren't always indicative of the game, some so and so movies' only action bits were what were shown in a 10 seconds trailer!
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  • The Division beta PC players are giving themselves godlike powers

  • GamesConnoisseur 01/02/2016

    Well done, what a way to kill PC online games, the fact is there's players who actually made efforts to cheat rather than polish their skills!

    Which is why as much as I prefer to play on PC for many reason but one, I would still use consoles for online gaming.
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  • Digital Foundry: Hands-on with HTC Vive Pre

  • GamesConnoisseur 29/01/2016

    Ditto re the space requirements and numbers of gadgets needed, both would put kibosh on this really taking off on a mass scale.

    This don't belong in a living room, rather it's for the 'man cave' users, not so bothered about lack of social interaction with others in the same room, a solo experience for a gamer who got the dedicated space and the luxury.

    So that cut off a good chunk of mass consumers there.

    If still able to be successful in that regards, then all the best.
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  • Song of the Deep is Insomniac's new aquatic Metroidvania

  • GamesConnoisseur 28/01/2016

    Just as there is not just one modern era FPS game, or one futuristic RPG game, and so there's certainly room for one more Aquatic Metroidvania!

    I welcome this from Insomania, see if they will give an engrossing take.
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  • The Witness review

  • GamesConnoisseur 25/01/2016


    Messing with the puzzles rules, or adding more challenging ones.

    It's doesn't really need one, but I was merely fancying the idea of a community wanting to add to Blow's masterpiece. It's happened with plenty other games that doesn't really need mods!
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  • GamesConnoisseur 25/01/2016

    Got PS4 but going with PC

    Would be interesting if nexusmod manage to add some mods but that's just a bonus.
    Reply -1
  • Is it time for a PS4 SSD upgrade?

  • GamesConnoisseur 23/01/2016

    I agree fully it's lots of money for a marginal decrease of loading times! Some of them merely just 5-10% less, and others at best maybe just about half the time.

    If we were talking about 400% difference, then I m maxing my credit card!

    But as it is larger storage space the priority for me.
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  • I was patched out of Eve Online

  • GamesConnoisseur 17/01/2016

    Eve Online vs No Man's Sky, the responsibilities of looking after your corner of galaxy for those counting on you vs the total freedom of the space without much responsibilities.

    Games supposed to be escapism but yet Eve Online illustrate where the mind needed to be occupied with vacuous but important duties.

    I bought the game a while ago, but once I realised the level of details, I ..... Moved on!
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  • Watch: Tom Clancy's The Division - E3 2013 vs now.

  • GamesConnoisseur 15/01/2016

    I never get offended by graphical 'downgrades' fusses, as games in development several years before their actual release date had to go through optimisations to reach the state that are fit to be played.

    What the point of keeping all the eye candies if it's meant the game would have stinking frame rates or far lower resolution to run it? Losses of an acceptable AI from the enemies and so on.

    It's all got to be budgeted out by the end, when it would not be apparent which form the final game would take, new features added in that would require a few extra cycles or so on.

    At the end, beyond the consoles, PC will always have the best looking and complete game. However I m getting it on Xbox due to friends list.

    Enjoy your version regardless and more important hope the game holds up to its promise!

    Beta would be useful for many who is sitting on the fence about this game.
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  • Seasons mod makes Fallout 4 look like The Last of Us

  • GamesConnoisseur 13/01/2016

    All this slagging each other game off all because of the tag line?


    Don't forget the connection of BOSTON in both game and where visually can look more like the other!

    Both are great game with flaws, TLOU is corridor based shooter, where u can't go anywhere u can see, but fantastic visuals and fun gameplay with an actual great story and character. Limited things to do or to experiment with.

    Fallout 4 is almost just the exact opposite.
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  • Readers' top 50 games of 2015

  • GamesConnoisseur 02/01/2016

    All is right with the universe once again! Reply +6
  • Eurogamer's top 50 games of 2015

  • GamesConnoisseur 01/01/2016

    This is an awful list

    The Crew in but Rise of Tomb Raider or other Xbox exclusives that are certainly more worthy than The Crew aren't!?!?!

    I owns PS4, PC, WiiU and Xbox One, so I would agree with numbers of the games being considered worthy but I can't just ignore the most unbalanced multi platform list I ve seen in years.

    Really questioning whether Eurogamer can still claim to be unbiased multi platform online games site.

    I love Bloodbourne and would personally give Until Dawn a much higher ranking even though it's QTE based game, due to how it's advanced the genre far more than Cage's most recent attempt.
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  • Rise of the Tomb Raider demo now available on Xbox One

  • GamesConnoisseur 21/12/2015

    What's with all the platform timed or DLC exclusivity arguments, Sony are just as guilty as MS, Rise of the Tomb Raider is indeed a fun game that I ve enjoyed a lot. Weakest point for me was the input lag, and because of that the next best version to get it on PC.

    However, if PS4 is the only choice, then it's still worth waiting for in my opinion.

    If you got Xbox One......why deny yourself?!
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  • Destiny launches level boost packs priced 25

  • GamesConnoisseur 15/12/2015

    Hahahaa! Reply +1
  • Bungie finally sheds light on Destiny: The Taken King DLC plans

  • GamesConnoisseur 11/12/2015

    Thing is, doesn't people realise being committed to playing Destiny forever and a day, meant you wouldn't be able to play other games worthy of your attention?!

    I won't argue its not a worthy timesink, as there's various hobbies people enjoy that I wouldn't, fishing, stamp collecting and so on! I have put in over 2,000 hours but enough is enough.

    Now I m bemused that the lack of concrete additions in form of new story, raid, strikes, PvP maps or such main staples of Destiny are seen as a right move?! Sparrow racing should have been there much earlier and it's not quite substantial enough on its own for main 19.99 DLC and so a freebie addition is welcome by the fans I suppose.

    All the best stuff are likely being kept back to justify full priced sequel in Destiny 2 next September.
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  • Fallout 4 patch 1.02 boosts PS4 performance

  • GamesConnoisseur 09/12/2015


    VATS are still there, your iffy unreliable sources for the claim on NO VATS or reduced need for VATS simply aren't true!!

    Just repeatedly press LB up to your ability points allowance to use an extra shot in VATS mode, but as others say, shooting generally are so much better. Would not always need to use VATS. Especially with lower levelled opponents, using VATS is just overkill!
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  • The games of 2015 we (shamefully) missed

  • GamesConnoisseur 05/12/2015

    For those who missed many of games that are worth your times, or more to the point WOULD have been, really just goes to show that we are so spoilt for choice! Reply +6
  • Dark Souls 3 release date, pre-order editions detailed

  • GamesConnoisseur 05/12/2015


    I m the same, as lovely as Bloodbourne was, the lack of my sufficient interest by having character levelling just killed it.

    Whereas Dark Souls series kept going and I m looking forward to it. Think would just go straight to getting DSIII on the PC.
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