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  • The battle to fix Britain's internet heats up

  • Rev0Knuckle 06/09/2016

    Most of you lot don't know you're born. I get 1.5Mb and that's during off peak hours!

    This is primarily due to BT/Openreach who, a few years ago, decided to upgrade half of the new build estate I live on to FTTP and royally shaft the rest of us. For the last 3.5 years people only a few feet away get 300+ Mb whilst my side of the estate get a fraction of that. Bloody annoying doesn't cover it, with the size of patches and games these days it literally takes days to get up and running on a game. During which time i can't user there internet for anything else. I don't live in the sticks and am not directly attached to an exchange so BT's logic is lost on me (yes I'm bitter about it!!).

    Local government and resident petitions get nowhere with BT/Openreach and they have now started that they're not sure it's economically viable to upgrade the rest of the estate. Yet because they own there network no one's else can do anything about it. I'm not saying sky/talk talk etc would be any better but my experience of BT is pretty s*ite so I personally would gladly see them lose their monopoly.
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  • Microsoft's mixed messages at E3 aren't pretty for Xbox One owners

  • Rev0Knuckle 16/06/2016

    @Mr_Writer85 I didn't pay by finance. Never would unless it was 0%. However, I still think the point stands as the cost spread-out over the period of use is cheap.

    Granted, some people may not have the money up front to buy a console but then finance is available in the form of store/credit cards to those people and it's still easily accessible to the average person.

    My basic point is that £430 really isn't a lot of money for a hobby. Certainly not one that we get so many hours of enjoyment from. Gaming is easily the cheapest of my interests.
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  • Rev0Knuckle 16/06/2016

    @MickeyV Glad to see someone follows my logic! Console gaming has been shielded from inflation for a long time (£40 sends to have been there going rate for games since the SNES days) and still people moan about prices. It's actually quite a cheap hobby compared to a lot of others. Reply +6
  • Rev0Knuckle 16/06/2016

    Oh FFS what with all this "consoles are expensive" argument that people trot out so regularly? They really aren't, not compared to other technology we purchase every few years anyway.

    I paid £430 for the launch Xbox One. When Scorpio is released I'll most likely buy that too. I'll be quite happy to do so as I'll have had 4 years of enjoyment out of my launch Xbox One (I'll not likely buy a S as that's for folk who either don't own a One or want the UHD Blu Ray player) for £9 per month. My mobile phone costs £31 per month and I don't use it nearly as much. The 'expensive' consoles therefore seem good value to me and the many others in the same situation. What else can you get fort £9 per month nowadays?
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  • Double Fine, LucasArts audio legend Jory Prum dies, aged just 41

  • Rev0Knuckle 25/04/2016

    Tragic. That really is no age to pass away.

    There's very little that comes close to providing the sort of exhilaration that being on a bike on a nice sunny day provides. Just to echo other bikers comments the only consolation is that we can be sure he passed away doing what he loved and that through his work he made a positive mark on the world. RIP
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  • Ride review

  • Rev0Knuckle 03/04/2015

    Not the best outcome for this game but as a biker I shall be buying this to show my support for an underrepresented genre. Plus its got my Street Triple in it! Reply +2
  • Motorcycling game Ride release date revealed

  • Rev0Knuckle 17/01/2015

    @SonicUk Agreed, I'd like that sense of progression too. It'd be great to start with something like a 2 stroke 125 and work your way up to a racing 1000 using your cash from events, rather than being gifted something like a ZX10R after just a couple of races.

    Mind you, as far as Ride is concerned I may buy it regardless of reviews just to show support for a biking game that isn't all about moto go or superbikes. Hopefully it'll have my Street Triple in it too!!
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  • Rev0Knuckle 15/01/2015

    Speaking as a biker I really really want this to be good. I honestly can't remember a good motorcycle game that had real (non race) bikes in. Reply +4
  • Games of 2014: Far Cry 4

  • Rev0Knuckle 29/12/2014

    @MeBrains Yes I think you've nailed it there. Stronger characters and better writing would probably fix the stale feeling. Something I reckon could be leveled at most recent Ubisoft games.

    Watch Dogs is another good example. I thought the city was well crafted but it felt so lifeless and devoid of character. Plus it had some of the most forgettable characters every placed into a game.
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  • Rev0Knuckle 29/12/2014

    I've just started Far Cry 4 after getting it for Xmas. I absolutely loved Far Cry 3, in fact I'd go so far as to day it's one of my fave games of last gen.

    Far Cry 4, on other hand, is also great in the same way that 3 was. But there's something missing in it that I can't quite put my finger on. The world is gorgeous and the random encounters as amusing as ever but the world somehow feels stale in comparison to its predecessor. Does anyone else feel that?
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  • Final Fantasy 15 reveals first female version of mechanic Cid

  • Rev0Knuckle 23/12/2014

    Not this shit again EG... please give the politics a rest. Reply +7
  • Why are Game of Thrones and Tales from the Borderlands more expensive on PS4 than on Xbox One?

  • Rev0Knuckle 04/12/2014

    @WhiteUmbrella Wouldn't have put it that way but you do raise an interesting point. But the people who are likely to go on about the PS4 superiority are likely the most blinkered of fanboys so they'll never see the added value they're getting on multi platform titles. Reply +2
  • Target pulls Grand Theft Auto 5 from sale in Australia

  • Rev0Knuckle 03/12/2014

    Why these cretins that supposedly occupy the moral high ground feel the need to wheel out the same old "oh heavens you can kill hookers, stop the sales" line everytime a GTA game gets released is beyond me.

    It's a game, it's not real, there is no issue to be made... In my opinion of course.
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  • The next major Assassin's Creed is set in Victorian London

  • Rev0Knuckle 03/12/2014

    Bah too late Ubisoft. I've been saying they should make an AC game set in Victorian London for ages. But now we are 7/8 games into the series is a little too late to pique my interest. This forthcoming game should've been instead of the dire 3rd game. Reply -1
  • Assassin's Creed: Unity features World War 2 section

  • Rev0Knuckle 30/10/2014

    Why ruin the surprise EG? Reply +1
  • Assassin's Creed: Unity's PC system requirements revealed

  • Rev0Knuckle 24/10/2014

    PC gamers are going to get a bit shafted with poor optimisation over the next few years thanks to weaker (than usual for their time) consoles this gen.

    I'm not particularly liking the huge gulf that's going to grow between PC and console over he next few years. I can only hope that MS and Sony will go back to starting off with higher end components next time around. All of the components in PS4/XB1 scream "eco" and "budget" to me. They shouldn't be able to eek out as long a life cycle from the latest machines.
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  • Xbox One screenshot feature won't be out until 2015

  • Rev0Knuckle 23/10/2014

    @MochaSmiley it is when Kinect doesn't bloody listen despite yelling at the bas***d!! Reply +1
  • Rev0Knuckle 23/10/2014

    @CerberusHD I seldom use snap other than for achievements. I still don't see why I want 2 things on screen to be honest.

    You're right though its a cumbersome process to snap things. DVR recording has become better in the latest update though. You just double tap the Xbox button then press X. Hopefully for the screen shot feature they'll just have us do the same but maybe press Y to grab a shot.
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  • Microsoft to end free Xbox Music streaming

  • Rev0Knuckle 23/10/2014

    @ziggy_played_guitar Me too, it just needs a little bit of fine tuning and it'd be a class leading service. Mainly they need to sort out the apps (Windows phone in particular, it's terrible!) as the website is great. Reply -1
  • Ubisoft defends Assassin's Creed: Unity graphics lock for parity on PS4, Xbox One

  • Rev0Knuckle 07/10/2014

    Can anyone (with their non fanboy hat on) actually tell the difference between 900 and 1080 on a normal size TV in an average sized lounge? Reply -7
  • Video: The scariest things in The Evil Within (so far)

  • Rev0Knuckle 04/10/2014

    Much more stoked for Evil Within after seeing that vid. It does look genuinely creepy. I don't think I've seen anything on that level of creepiness since the 1st Dead.Space.

    I will most likely buy it and feel massively stressed after finishing it (like I do with all survival horror games!). I've no idea why survival horror games are so compelling when done properly. They're exhausting to play!
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  • Far Cry 4 trailer explains kidnapping etiquette, according to Pagan Min

  • Rev0Knuckle 27/09/2014

    I loved FC3 and am in no doubt that I'll love FC4 too but Ubisoft really need a kick up the arse. They are milking their template far too much in every game.

    I just really hope they don't feel the need to flesh out Kyrat with too many pointless mini games. All I want from an open world game is a detailed well crafted and interesting world and the ability to explore it, that's it. I don't need to play poker at every location or clear out bad guys at random bases.
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  • Deadly Premonition dev's Xbox One exclusive D4 launches tomorrow

  • Rev0Knuckle 18/09/2014

    Cool. Didn't see that coming. I hope its as weird and wonderful as deadly premonition was. Reply +9
  • Rise of the Tomb Raider exclusive to Xbox One

  • Rev0Knuckle 13/08/2014

    There are some real bitter bastards in this comment section. So what if its an exclusive. Exclusives have been the deciding factor in console choice for ages. Don't see anything new here.

    It's hard to imagine there'd be this level of bitterness if Sony announced it as an exclusive.
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  • Microsoft is shuttering Xbox Entertainment Studios, original programming

  • Rev0Knuckle 17/07/2014

    Bad as this is for those who'll lose jobs the business decisions since Nadella and Spencer took the reigns of MS and Xbox have been spot on. It's just a shame they weren't in charge when Xbox One was in the planning phase.

    On the bright side I seriously think MS will come good under the new leadership structure.
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  • Don't judge Far Cry 4 by its cover, says game director

  • Rev0Knuckle 24/06/2014

    @UKPartisan Spot on, it gets right on my tits. This small amount of do-gooders cause so many problems by seeing offence in everything. What's worse is that most of the time you tend to find that they are getting offended on behalf of others, pathetic. EG aren't helping matters either with their more recent political articles.

    Politics is being shoehorned into gaming and it'll ruin it. Games are supposed to be fun and we all know there's nothing fun about politics!!
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  • Metro Redux release date announced

  • Rev0Knuckle 24/06/2014

    I played 2033 and Last Light back to back last year and it was one of my favourite gaming experiences all year. The Metro games offer so much atmosphere and immersion levels are very high as a result. The sound design is also brilliant, and in the same league as the original Dead Space for "sh!t, what was that noise!?" moments.

    I urge anyone who perhaps missed these gems the 1st time round to give them a go, as once you're passed the initial strangeness (relative to generic shooters) they are something special and deserve much success at retail.
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  • Sniper Elite 3 has a 10GB day one patch on Xbox One

  • Rev0Knuckle 23/06/2014

    @Rooster41 Because patches of this size are f*cking annoying as hell if you don't have a speedy connection. With my connection 10GB will take a day, and whilst downloading it neither I or my wife will be able to use the internet for much else. I can't get a good connection no matter how much I'm prepared to pay (and I am prepared to pay a lot!), the infrastructure just isn't there. Reply +1
  • Editor's blog: I am sexist

  • Rev0Knuckle 19/06/2014

    @Liuwil Glad there are some sensible people around!

    Trouble is, look at the amount of comments this article has generated in comparison to some of the actual game related news of today. It doesn't look good, and would seem indicative of this pointless article's success as click bait...unfortunately!
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  • Rev0Knuckle 19/06/2014

    I've noticed that all of the claimed 'isms in games in recent times have stemmed from numpties getting offended on behalf of others. I wish they'd feck off and stop bringing politics into our hobby. I'm sure we can count on those who are actually offended to speak for themselves. I really don't think EG need to conform to this Guardian style trend of publishing 'white knight' style articles. Reply +7
  • Team Fortress 2 Love and War update kicks off

  • Rev0Knuckle 18/06/2014

    All the Team Fortress films have been absolutely brilliant, just brimming with character. I don't play the game any more but I might have to give it another go after watching that short film. A lot of multiplayer games, specifically shooters could learn a lot about longevity and character building from TF2. Reply +7
  • Destiny's Xbox One resolution raised after Kinect GPU reserve removal

  • Rev0Knuckle 11/06/2014

    Christ some of these comments are ridiculous. There are some truly desperate fanboys fretting that their PS4 resolution (and therefore their position of believed superiority over people who dare to choose differently) advantage has started to erode. Relax, PS4 is still the more powerful machine.

    Outside the usual fanboy bollocks, this is good mews that the XB1 version is getting a graphical boost. I see no negative aspects in this article at all, and Destiny is shaping up to be awesome. Nice one Bungie.
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  • Face-Off: Watch Dogs

  • Rev0Knuckle 30/05/2014

    Just started playing it today and must say I'm extremely disappointed with the visuals. This game clearly wasn't designed with (now) current gen in mind. GTA5 is much much better looking than even the PS4/XB1 versions to my eyes.

    The game is still decent and EG's review seems spot on to me. A definite 7/10, but it could've been so much more. The inevitable sequel no doubt will be great, hopefully akin to the improvement AC2 demonstrated over AC1. They really need to work on the visuals though!
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  • Take-Two suggests more Red Dead and BioShock games to come - report

  • Rev0Knuckle 30/05/2014

    A new Red Dead as a current gen only game is possibly the best news for this coming fiscal year. Red Dead Redemption is probably my favourite open world game ever. Here's hoping for confirmation at E3. Reply +7
  • Wolfenstein: The New Order UK's second biggest launch of 2014

  • Rev0Knuckle 27/05/2014

    I'm glad Wolfenstein has been successful. It's a fun game and should be praised, even more so for being brave enough not to include a crap and unnecessary multiplayer to flesh things out. It's focused and all the better for it. Reply +4
  • Final Fight retrospective

  • Rev0Knuckle 25/05/2014

    Brilliant game and one of my fives from the old days. I loved pretty much all of the side scrolling fighters and would love to see a modern take on it. Double Dragon, Streets of Rage and Final Fight are some of my best gaming memories. Reply +1
  • Video: Let's Replay Super Mario Kart

  • Rev0Knuckle 19/05/2014

    An absolutely amazing game. Super Mario Kart was one of my earliest and fondest gaming memories. I spent so much time on it and I'm glad to say it still looks as much fun as it was when I was a kid. I also used to love Street Racer on the SNES, a blatant MK clone, but it was a good one. Reply +2
  • Google eyes $1bn YouTube buy-out of Twitch

  • Rev0Knuckle 19/05/2014

    @MoFo No, to my eyes you appear to be spot on. I've given Twitch a good chance over the past few months but i just don't get it. Most channels are just people with web cams playing games whilst chatting sh!t. I really don't understand the appeal, beyond watching a run-through of an old game for nostalgia it's boring, and I'd much rather be the one playing. Reply 0
  • Why Xbox One's ambitious media strategy failed

  • Rev0Knuckle 17/05/2014

    With the right exclusives they will bounce back from this. Gamers are a fickle lot, we like to spit venom at companies but the moment a stellar exclusive gets released we forgive and forget.

    I also think MS would be wise to release an up-specced backwards compatible (with current XB One) XB One within the next year or so.
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  • Titanfall: Expedition review

  • Rev0Knuckle 16/05/2014

    @dirtysteve I've been playing the campaign since release and have never struggled to get into a full game. Which region are you playing in? I've had no issues with north or west Europe data centres.

    Also what's up with the mech selection? Granted, it's be nice to have more choice but it seems pretty balanced to me with the light, medium and heavy armour of each chassis.
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  • Ubisoft makes Far Cry 4 official, due this November

  • Rev0Knuckle 15/05/2014

    Oh ffs not cross-gen!!! It'll be awesome if they stick to the FC3 template, but I reckon this game should be current gen only so it's not held back. Reply +3
  • The Division delayed until at least Q2 2015

  • Rev0Knuckle 15/05/2014

    Good. Everyone knows this game is likely to be awesome. Any reasonable delays are a good thing so long as it doesn't end up in development purgatory. Reply +4
  • Better without Kinect

  • Rev0Knuckle 14/05/2014

    @patricksayet You're fooling yourself if you think Sony or anyone else does anything out of the kindness of their heart. They're all businesses and in it for the money. The only differentiator between MS and Sony in recent times is that Sony has a better understanding of how to work the market... something MS had more than Sony only a few years ago. Reply +2
  • Rockstar has something next-gen coming by Q1 2015

  • Rev0Knuckle 14/05/2014

    My money is on a new Red Dead. If that's the case then it'll become my most anticipated game ever, as Redemption is easily one of the best games ever made. I think I even preferred it to GTA5. Reply +3
  • Confirmed: Watch Dogs PS4 900p, Xbox One 792p, both 30fps

  • Rev0Knuckle 13/05/2014

    I know gameplay is paramount, but you do have to wonder how short this gen is going to be given both consoles evident lack of grunt, I reckon 5 years max. Perhaps even less time before we start to see 'S' models of each machine. 1080p should be a minimum even at the start of a generation in this day and age. Reply +11
  • Microsoft won't reward early Xbox One adopters following Kinect-less console

  • Rev0Knuckle 13/05/2014

    @darth_paul Totally agree, I can't see why anyone would expect a reward. This article is blatant click bait. Reply -3
  • Age of Mythology: Extended Edition review

  • Rev0Knuckle 09/05/2014

    @Haerger Yes, most definitely. I'd pay any price for a Rise of Nations remake. Such a massively underrated game. Reply +4
  • Sherlock Holmes adventure Crimes & Punishments is due in "early September"

  • Rev0Knuckle 09/05/2014

    That's good. I've been patiently waiting for this Sherlock game for a while. It seemed to be stuck in development hell, that creepy Watson trailer was shown ages ago. Good to know things are still on track. Reply 0
  • Sunset Overdrive debuts gameplay footage

  • Rev0Knuckle 08/05/2014

    Now this is more like it. Vibrant, colourful and it looks to be great fun. A bit like the offspring of a crackdown and dead rising mash up, which in my opinion is no bad thing. Reply +10
  • Dead Rising 3 sales rise to 1.2m as Capcom enjoys profit boost

  • Rev0Knuckle 08/05/2014

    @Murton Definitely, but as with EA and Titanfall I expect MS more than compensated financially.

    DR3 is a great game and was the main incentive to buy an XB One at launch for me. It's great mindless quirky fun. Bashing zombies brains out with crazy weapons whilst wearing a banana hammock... only in Dead Rising!!
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