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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.
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  • 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!
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  • 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
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  • 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.
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  • 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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  • Assassin's Creed: Unity launch beats Black Flag's in UK chart

  • GamesConnoisseur 17/11/2014

    52% 46% gap may be much closer than normally, but as we gamers universally agreed Unity should NOT be released in a such state or even bought as it is.

    Ergo it's officially confirmed with the 52%... There's far more idiot in the PS4 camp than anywhere else!!

    Negs away, yes I m trolling, which is damn unusual for me! But you can't deny the fact, even if maybe mostly ex X360 owners.
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  • Video: 5 sneaky changes to historic Paris in Assassin's Creed: Unity

  • GamesConnoisseur 15/11/2014

    Why does every OUTSIDE XBOX article get a fresh 'Why Xbox Why?' Comments?!

    As if anything associated with Xbox is suddenly suspicious and untrustworthy? Man, these guys had an established history with their inside Xbox video magazine show, and now independent with their play at their former name.

    Playstation had a similar service, but these guys disappeared into ether, correct me if I m wrong here. These Outside Xbox guys still at it.

    Respect, and every non Xbox owners will still find those videos to be entertaining, but why do we still get those moanings every damn week!!
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  • Who needs games: PlayStation 4's first year

  • GamesConnoisseur 15/11/2014

    Xmas 2014 gaming winners..

    Wii U, closely followed by Xbox One and trailing in 3rd PS4.

    I got all three consoles (and a PC), wouldn't be surprised IF some feels Xbox 's exclusives edges ahead with of Wii U. My PS4 got multi platform games to occupy it but quite disappointed with the exclusives.

    However come 2015, Witcher 3, Bloodbourne will reverse the situation but that the reality at my household this Xmas.
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  • How Assassin's Creed Unity's micro-transactions work

  • GamesConnoisseur 14/11/2014


    On top of the unfinished state of the game they rushed out, really completely deplorable. People who still votes EA as the worse games company, wake up, what games this year by EA were anything close as unforgivable?!

    Ubisoft fully deserves all the rancour and treated as if they were the Templars.
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  • Halo: The Master Chief Collection matchmaking fix due today

  • GamesConnoisseur 12/11/2014


    The stick to the driving line AI is so totally outdated for next gen. I was winning a race then at last corner, this AI bumped and spun me into outside podium finish.

    At that point I delightfully deleted DriveClub off my 2 TB HDD.

    Just spiteful and probably will download again, but man how is it remotely acceptable?!

    Give me Drivatar any day of the week.
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  • Bloodborne delayed by a month

  • GamesConnoisseur 12/11/2014

    A month only, must be extra time to be ironing out the bugs, lots of it, but that's far preferable to releasing it bit borked. Looking at you AC Unity.

    Anyway, plenty games I will still be playing to finish, or start like the Witcher 3, Evolve and Dying Light.
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  • What works - and what doesn't - in Halo: The Master Chief Collection

  • GamesConnoisseur 11/11/2014


    I recalled that too, often get severe frame rates issues under 30 fps when spilt screen on X360, but was still having fun.

    So perhaps should have included optional 30 fps capped for spilt screen instead of going for 60 fps when it wouldn't work so well in spilt screen mode.
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  • Dragon Age: Inquisition review

  • GamesConnoisseur 11/11/2014

    Until the last two paragraphs, it's felt like could be a 7 or less!

    So was generously surprised that all the negative findings in the review resulted in a good game rating. I loved playing BioWare games due to party members, the dialogues between your central hero and them and between themselves.

    Here it seem there are surplus requirement to most of the cast, standing around waiting to be called to on, I just hope there's still enough in depth relationship.
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  • Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare review

  • GamesConnoisseur 10/11/2014


    Nostalgia factor the biggest reason for MCC to get 9/10?

    It's part of it, equally same principle if you hold The Last of Us Remaster in high esteem, although not enough time passed for nostalgic factor and very small leap forward compared to Anniversary versions on MCC.

    Me personally, it's about everything, AI enemies standing the test of the time, if standing back as in the Advanced Warfare, the illusion wouldn't shatter quite as easily!

    I regret impulsively purchased AW on strength of expecting bigger radical overhaul. It's still fun, but still too COD.

    Looking forward to pure skill based PvP matches in MCC without OP unlocked loadouts/perks or OP classes like Warlock in Destiny.

    Level playing field and yet over 100 maps and great variety of modes brought forward to today.

    No conspiracy, the quality shows for itself.
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  • Halo: The Master Chief Collection review

  • GamesConnoisseur 10/11/2014

    One more excellent justification for owning Xbox One, but probably the most important one by far. Even more so than leaving the DriveClub far behind by Forza Horizon 2 (got both!) or the jolly japiness of Sunset Overdrive.

    This... And Halo 5 is going to be a perfect collection ON one platform, plus please God, ODST and Reach update too.

    Then anyone who is a Halo fan but not a Xbox One owner, can rightly feel like they are seriously lacking something!

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  • Tech Analysis: Halo 2 Anniversary

  • GamesConnoisseur 08/11/2014

    Got Last of Us Remastered, love it, but it's not a great leap forward from PS3 release a mere year before. It's actually showcase what a great version it already was. So felt a bit excessive to polish what already great, hence only noticing very marginal improvements.

    However Master Chief Collection, even if you are Halo hater, you cannot deny that having all four games and all the PvP maps/modes on one disk plus a download is a great bargain!

    All enhanced, but the leap from original to remaster for Halo 2 is much greater.

    I m having the ability to enjoy both TLOU remastered and Master Chief Collection to the full. Those who trolls obviously not in the position to do or really can't appreciate a great game, classic or contemporary.

    I pity them.
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  • Everything not saved will be lost

  • GamesConnoisseur 08/11/2014

    Since I had to sent off Xbox One to Czech XBox Repair Centre last Friday, gave apology to my Raid clan for my inability to participate for some weeks.

    I m FREE from Destiny's compulsion! No daily, weekly, nightfall, or Raid. No hoovering up materials, public events or grinding for shards, energy, coins and energy.

    Now playing a wider range of games on PC, PS4, Xbox 360.

    Civilisation: Beyond Earth, Shadow of Mordor and so on. Even the ahem, guilty feeling of playing through the Advanced Warfare!

    Funny thing is... I also got PS4's version of Destiny, but it's just a non entity, as my friends list, clan mates are on XBL. So even though I can benefit from extra Strikes, PvP maps n stuff, it's entirely useless when my mates misses out. Ergo I m feeling very sore with Bungie and the old fondness just dissipated away like my Destiny compulsion!

    But the Master Chief collection which is where I m wishing hard the Czech guys would hurry up and fix the non spinning optical disk drive and return the Xbox One to me, and that where I ll most likely regain my old affection for Bungie and probably would then wished Destiny could have been more Haloified up.
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  • CD Projekt announces generous Witcher 3 DLC plan

  • GamesConnoisseur 06/11/2014

    Note to Bungie: that how you wins much bigger followings, not helpful when understandbly trying to attract a new set of fans on Playstation consoles who haven't seen any of Bungie's work for the past decade, at the same time you manage to annoys your old fans who followed you on another platform!

    CD Projekt: respect!!
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  • Performance Analysis: Multiplayer on Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare

  • GamesConnoisseur 04/11/2014


    I didn't read that PS4 was able to maintain stable 60 fps at all times in campaign mode, indeed that it occasionally hit lower frame rates compared to the Xbox One version.

    Went with PS4 version anyway.
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  • Performance Analysis: Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare

  • GamesConnoisseur 04/11/2014

    PS4 CANT always do 1080p and 60 fps... Unless compromised either resolution or frame rates, I prefer option youse adaptive resolution and leave 60 fps locked.

    I m not trolling, just tired to hearing same chorus of believers that PS4 should be able to do 1080p at 60 fps easily, newsflash no it's doesn't do that all the time. Depends on the engine, effects used and so forth as there are ceiling to PS4 processing grunts just as there is to XBOX One.. Just a bit higher compared to Xbox but lower than PC.

    I got PS4 version yesterday, and noticed frame rates hiccups but nothing so drastic, looks nice. Only bit bummed MP still same frentic hyper speed one shot killed before I even fire off one shot!!
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  • Here's what's in Destiny's The Dark Below expansion

  • GamesConnoisseur 29/10/2014

    Simply as far as I m concerned, the Bungie I used to know and love is just gone, there's a new type of culture there and that's not what I m liking.

    Destiny I will still enjoy and play core game, but once hit L30 (L29 now)and done hard raid. What left? There's plenty of games that will require my attention.
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  • GamesConnoisseur 29/10/2014


    Yeah 20 for one strike on Xbox One.


    Fuck that, here 20 to Master Chief Collection, 4 games and over 100 maps
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  • Destiny's first expansion The Dark Below takes aim at story criticism

  • GamesConnoisseur 29/10/2014


    Yeah a slap in the face, it's strange for me, I actually got both version but playon the Xbox One 99% time as got a full Raid clan

    PS4 version doesn't have the people I really know like I do on my Xbox friends list

    So my favoured half get less than the not so much touched half!
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  • Destiny's Vault of Glass raid more difficult from today

  • GamesConnoisseur 28/10/2014

    Completed normal raid the proper way, ie no pushing off Athron, but groaned at the random teleporting. As I play in a Deaf non mic users clan, so this increased a huge pressure on us to instantly switches to new tactic without communicating much!

    Random loot system for doing Raid really stinks though.

    Servers side fixes, are they joking? Cos was doing pretty good until after the update, disconnecting umpteenth times already.
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  • Lords of the Fallen review

  • GamesConnoisseur 28/10/2014

    Luckily I got a PS4, but it's not an option to wait for Bloodbourne for XBO or PC! There's still a sizeable number of EG readers without PS4 and so the conclusion may be read quite differently depending on ownership of PS4 or not.

    So this is the next best thing other than the obvious, sticking to Souls on last gen/PC.
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  • Sunset Overdrive review

  • GamesConnoisseur 27/10/2014

    If Sunset Overdrive was a movie..

    This would get 4/5 stars!

    Good enough for me.
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  • Icewind Dale: Enhanced Edition PC/Mac release date announced

  • GamesConnoisseur 22/10/2014

    Got all those Black Isle classic PC games, but the ports on iPad is my most played on, portability and bedside gaming.

    So I need to ask myself who do I always bother to grab the PC version, even when I still have workable PC CD versions and yet then followed up with mobile (ipad) version?!!

    Hard to ignore such pieces of classic, that I ll happily pay for twice and hopefully the publishers realise there's still demand and market for such games.

    By the way I got Divinity recently and will certainly get Torment, Pillars even if no ipad version.
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  • Anita Sarkeesian cancels university speech following school shooting threat

  • GamesConnoisseur 15/10/2014

    Would those same anonymous American men who vilify Feminists, stoutly defends the US constitution to the death? Including the bit about the freedom of speech ?!

    What contractions, of course most of us questions such laws that permits concealed lethal weapons, those States wouldn't permit people to carry concealed cleavers for the purpose of personal defence! Yet cleavers are much less dangerous than a gun!
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  • Video: Watch us play The Evil Within from 5pm BST

  • GamesConnoisseur 14/10/2014


    Also on the PS4, texture pop ins, not so much as more of a delay in the LOD swopping.

    That's happen so often to break immersion, I honestly am not bothered by borders as I think it's fits the artistic style.

    Game play mechanics, need to play bit further to acclimate to the game and see if it's gel together.

    Alien Isolation, got some mixed reviews but I totally get what Creative Assembly was going for, Alien as a singular focus with the orginial movie as a template for everything in the game. I m loving it but understood it's would have been far better if edited down a bit.

    Evil Within was something I looked forward to for a long while. But plays very much like last gen game.

    Maybe it's my expectations and hype meeting the real stuff!
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  • GamesConnoisseur 14/10/2014

    I was expecting a bit more, it's doesn't yet really grabbed me as much as the first hour of RE4 did, RE Remake, or SH2.

    Seem trying hard to be all these things, yet there's a good game struggling to get out of a heavily last gen low budget by small team feel. Sure there's great artistic direction but marred by textures pop in and such imperfections we hoped to see back of next gen.

    I m sure I will enjoy playing but can't help be disappointed with missed chance to make the most of this.

    Roll on Silent Hills.
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  • DriveClub dev "had confidence" servers would work

  • GamesConnoisseur 13/10/2014


    Compared to driving against AI in Forza Horizon 2, they behave more like a human racers, as opposed to all AI cars driving like being on a fixed train line!

    You would have to account for that while driving in DC, not as fun really. Of course online where it's better but then again servers issue not helping.
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  • Face-Off: Alien: Isolation

  • GamesConnoisseur 12/10/2014

    Playing it on PS4, about 6-7 hours in, could have done 60 fps?!! It's still got uneven frames like others said, so higher frames rate would mean more smoother experience?! Likely not!

    I suspect if you take away all the frills like volumetric smokes then u can get 60 fps easily!
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  • The making of Forza Horizon 2

  • GamesConnoisseur 11/10/2014


    Likewise I got both games, gave both full one hour yesterday. I was having far more fun with FH2 and I would say that the efforts placed in vistas in DC were mostly superior.

    But that it, it's just a damned vistas that you cannot drive to, I feared the force field walls on side of road in DC would be too restrictive but actually you do have a bit of a room to cut corners. But of course it's a road racing game purely and you don't have the absolute freedom of FH2.

    I came away far more impressed with FH2 as even WITH the open world, they still manage to showcase a pretty looking game.

    The gulf between DC and FH2 is not that great but it's there, but more like smoke and mirrors for one.

    Still both game are worth playing, I just wait for DC servers issues to get resolved so I can give it a proper go.
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  • Sony "temporarily holding back" DriveClub's free PlayStation Plus edition

  • GamesConnoisseur 09/10/2014


    I had exact same problems but with L1 shoulder buttons on BOTH PS4 controllers, I m left handed so maybe i m too strong and stressed it out?

    Still I think PS4 controller aren't robustly made and forcing me to shell out THIRD controller.
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  • DriveClub review

  • GamesConnoisseur 07/10/2014

    I preordered DriveClub on the strength of Sony and PS4 fans's hype, to my shame I didn't preorder Forza Horizon 2 but certainly loved the demo and planning to get it.

    Ouch, so not everything is necessarily going PS4's way! DriveClub was supposed to be one of the PS4 big exclusive this side of Christmas.

    So it's look like gonna be Xbox One's Christmas to have, Masterchief collection (single disk of over 100 online PvP), Forza Horizon 2 and Sunset Overdrive (if this doesn't bomb as bad as DriveClub but I doubt it).

    Stillm gonna give DriveClub a good go!
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  • UK chart: Shadow of Mordor biggest launch for a game based on Lord of the Rings

  • GamesConnoisseur 06/10/2014

    Xbox One version of SoM at 41% not to be sniffed at, but from EG comment posts, I would have been under the impression that it's would be way less than 25%!

    Forza Horizon 2 is other game that I want to get my hands on, also preordered digital DriveClub, but too busy with Destiny to even play SoM.

    The problem will only get much, much worse before end of the year. The Evil Within, Alpha Centauri's follow up and so on.

    First world problem and a multi platform owner problem!
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  • The patch helps, but Destiny still has a loot problem

  • GamesConnoisseur 02/10/2014


    Difficult to arrange mates to play together not just on VoG but also weekly strike and nightfall!

    Did manage a few weekly strike, not yet got through nightfall or VoG, but last night with my level 27 Sunsinger Warlock, managed to beat weekly heroic strike on my own.

    Really just to see if it was possible! Barely but crucially the resurrection ability of Sunsinger class made all the difference.

    Now it's a challenge to self to try all future weekly strike on own at least once! Watching your flanks, defensive positioning all the time.

    Having suitable long distance gear like exotic scout rifle and legendary shotgun to get out of trouble when swarmed in.
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  • What did Alien director Ridley Scott actually do for Halo: Nightfall?

  • GamesConnoisseur 01/10/2014

    Forward unto Dawn was far better than I thought it would be, so if this TV series is of similar quality. Count me in!

    Whether Ridley is just a name or more than that, it's always more about a big team effort, there's a large back staff who make its all come together anyway.
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  • Does the Vex Mythoclast gun break Destiny PvP?

  • GamesConnoisseur 30/09/2014


    Are you that dense?! Quake Live would still be unbalanced, actually there's nothing out there that's balanced according to your definition!

    When we argue for better balancing, we aren't asking to remove more skilled players. But level playing field, which will still see dominations by a more skilled team.

    Put it another way, in the hands of your equal in all things in PvP, the one you lose/win against equally, suddenly carries the aforesaid OP exotic weapon and now you only can win 1 out of 20 times.

    Still fun to play? When you are almost literally using just a bow and arrows vs the most advanced BFG!
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  • Super Smash Bros. 3DS review

  • GamesConnoisseur 26/09/2014

    Before this week, I wouldn't imagine a Forza game scoring 9/10 and a Super Smash Bro Melee 7/10.

    I always planned on getting both, demo of FH2 I enjoyed far more than I thought, a true freedom of going anywhere and delighted with how MS and Playground pushing the franchise (dropping MTs a must anyway!), and wished Nintendo would push the envelope of SSBM much further, to add new ways of experiencing one of the gamers' favourite franchise.
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  • Titanfall IMC Rising map pack out tomorrow

  • GamesConnoisseur 24/09/2014


    What about the pilot in the Titan?!

    If remote control, wouldn't operator pilot heard the fall?

    Finally if fully automated, wouldn't the computer registers the successful fall?

    I know I m being pedantic!
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  • See Halo: The Master Chief Collection's Gungoose in action

  • GamesConnoisseur 17/09/2014

    Playing Destiny at moment, fairly ok game with some great moments in co op, however what it's only does is to make my anticipation for Master Chief Collection ever greater!

    As if Destiny was just a very tasty starter for the upcoming main course!
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  • Microsoft buys Mojang and Minecraft for $2.5bn

  • GamesConnoisseur 15/09/2014

    Leave aside the suppositions/fears of Minecraft 2 going exclusive/timed exclusive on Xbox platforms, or DLC exclusive/timed exclusive.

    Now just digest the idea that Minecraft and its sequels being multiplatform forever more, should that be the case, means all non Xbox owners Minecraft lovers, WHO literally loathes MS will be having no choice possibly to hand over their money directly to MS?! That the title Microsoft Studios will also appear on Playstation consoles.

    How such people will deal with this? That they will be contributing towards MS's 2.5 billion dollars, every cent will help, if it will take MS long eons to get back the money!
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  • Face-Off: Destiny

  • GamesConnoisseur 13/09/2014

    PS4 hobbled, suffered, capped etc etc cos of damn parity with Xbox One etc etc

    Same messaging going round and round, few things to consider;

    Would Sony have agreed to grab the association between Playstation and Destiny and marketing for an unspecified sum, if Activison and Bungie were going to hold back '90%' of GPU/CPU unused (as what plenty people seem to believe) just to get a damn parity?!

    Whilst Xbox One clearly by any yardstick less powerful than PS4, but it's still much more powerful than PS3, X360, Wii U and the gulf with the PS4 are much far shorter than the distance between PS4 and PC. Ergo it's not impossible to see Xbox One and PS4 being more similar than PC and the consoles. Obviously depends on the game engine.

    Bungie is an old hand with Xbox and Xbox 360, it's their FIRST time with a big game for both PS4 AND Xbox One, therefore they wouldn't have yet fully coded to the max on either console, however both console's infrastructure are so much more similar to each other and to PC than in previous gens. So it's hardly a suprise that Bungie managed to get a very similar looking game!

    Lastly, its would greatly disturb some people's worldview if Xbox One is not nearly as incapable of performing as well as their precious PS4!!

    DISCLAIMER: I got both consoles and both version of Destiny, my son's got his on his Xbox and a PS4 in my man cave, been playing lot more on Xbox cos of the friends list. But prefers PS4's look purely cos of better quality TV in my basement 'office'.
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  • David Braben says The Outsider "probably is gone for good"

  • GamesConnoisseur 11/09/2014


    Bad joke? Not really, if we aren't able to refer a bit cheekily to the independence campaign whatever the outcome on either side, then we would be really in trouble due to bitterness, sensitivity and so forth.

    I chuckled at the humour, regardless how particularly those of us living in the North East, on the border, will probably get affected both ways!

    Scottish folks getting far better share per head than us or we deal with the fallout of the secession/independence ... and getting jealous!
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  • Performance Analysis: Destiny on Xbox One

  • GamesConnoisseur 11/09/2014

    As reported elsewhere, 30 fps on consoles doesn't come across as bad as 30 fps on PC for whatever reasons I didn't grasps fully.

    So I m playing on how I actually perceive, as I got both versions actually, preordered PS4 long ago, but got XB1 as well cos of my son.

    I got more online mates on Xbox Live too, anyway X1 and PS4 is pretty close match, far more than most other multi platform games to date, so congrats to Bungie.

    However PS4 come across a bit better in colours, but that could be because I got newer Samsung Smart TV 3DTV with PS4 in my basement office while my son XB1 got older Panasonic Plasma 1080p.

    So not certain if slight better tones, colour ranges due to TV models or the consoles but performance a very close match, no tearings I can see and so on.
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