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  • PS4-exclusive minimalist platformer N++ debuts gameplay footage

  • SegaBlueSky 04/03/2014

    @Luz1978 bear in mind that E3 isn't too far away. Big budget games will undoubtedly be coming, but little things like this get revealed as and when because of the nature of what they are. I could be wrong of course, but that's how I see it! Reply +1
  • Sonic game for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One spotted - report

  • SegaBlueSky 04/02/2014

    Would much sooner have another racing game please, Sega. Sonic all stars transformed was bloody fantastic! Reply +1
  • Sony sending out PlayStation Now beta invites

  • SegaBlueSky 29/01/2014

    Waiting on the inevitable YouTube leaks to check this out. Potentially a fantastic feature, fingers crossed it works as intended! Reply +9
  • In Dark Souls 2 undead players can still be invaded

  • SegaBlueSky 29/01/2014

    I have to admit that the first I played through Dark Souls I probably spent the majority of my time offline, just because I didn't really understand the mechanics and how to build a character that could compete with other players. When I got to NG+ with my first character though and started getting invaded I got pretty fed up of getting my arse kicked every five minutes and thought to myself 'there's gotta be something I'm missing'.

    So I started my second playthrough. This time I figured 'well y'know what, I really liked the katana movesets', and so put all my focus into raising my dex so that the Uchigatana would hopefully do more damage. The game completely clicked from there, and I eventually found myself with six or seven characters going, each with different builds and strengths, just to see what they were like. I made sure to stay human at all times to keep practising, and eventually fell in love with playing in the Darkmoon Covenant, hunting down players who had 'sinned' by commiting evil acts in game or grieving other players. It was the most fun I've ever had in a game, and I just can't imagine playing DS2 offline as a result.

    So I can totally understand first timers wanting to have a bit of peace, but once you get into it, playing online is so much more satisfying (IMO), pushing you to explore every possibility the game has to offer.

    Absolutely can't wait. Bring it on!
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  • Smash Bros. Wii U includes gorgeous Mario Galaxy HD level

  • SegaBlueSky 16/11/2013

    Stunning! But as for the first comment by Simsini, well, yeah? I would certainly hope that after this much time the Wii U's games are a step ahead of new console launches. It should be expected! But the thing is, despite the odd glorious exception, for the most part the PS4 and XB1 will be on an even (and pretty soon, greater) playing field, and Ninty might have a tough time keeping up.

    I'm trying to picture in my mind when the next Nintendo home console will come around...hoping it's not too soon and the Wii U can do some catching up. Maybe halfway through the next cycle, say 3-5 years? Hmm...it's a tough one.
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  • Assassin's Creed 4: Black Flag review

  • SegaBlueSky 05/11/2013

    Really hoping this will be the series' return to form. Absolutely loved AC2, but for me AC3 fell into the same trap as the first, never quite living up to the potential with a fairly dull story that didn't really make you feel like an assassin at all, more like a freedom fighter. WHich makes sense in that context I suppose, but I just wasn't feeling it. Reply 0
  • Valve shows off a Steam Machine prototype

  • SegaBlueSky 05/11/2013

    I'm still a bit undecided about the whole concept, really. I like Steam and I like the controller purely on a conceptual level, but I'm just not sure whether I'd get this over a regular PC as even when I have had a gaming PC in the past, I've always used it more for other stuff than gaming - always. And when it comes to the other stuff, Windows is generally the platform I prefer using. So at the moment I think I'm sitting on the 'it's great, but it's not for me' fence. Reply 0
  • Games of the Generation: Dark Souls

  • SegaBlueSky 01/11/2013

    Like many I'd say this is one of my favourite games of all time, never mind this generation. I also started on Xbox but have recently started going through the game again after swapping it for a PS3. A question though - is Demons Souls still worth picking up nowadays? I seem to remember reading that the servers are offline now? And if so, is the solo experience worth diving into? Mind you, I have no idea when I'll have time to play it, seeing as I've just started five new characters on DS and tend to spend 60+ hours on each before moving on @_@ Reply +1
  • Microsoft hires Jonathan Ross to work on Xbox

  • SegaBlueSky 29/10/2013

    I actually quite like Jonathan Ross, but still...I'd much rather see MS making big announcements about new developers and embracing the new indie game culture that seems to be well in place on the PS4. Not saying it's necessarily a bad thing (after all we don't know what this partnership will actually result in), but at a time when I'm watching each company like a hawk to see which console I prefer in the new year...it's not the kind of announcement that actually makes any difference to me. Reply +10
  • The strongest next-gen line-up from the unlikeliest source

  • SegaBlueSky 26/10/2013

    Really well written article with some very good points, but I just can't bring myself to buy a Wii U - there just isn't enough that feels fresh and different for me to warrant a purchase. Super Mario 3D World looks fantastic, but it's crippled for me by only featuring local co-op. None of my friends (that live in easy reach) are keen gamers.

    Apart from that, I've only seen a handful of games that have me interested, including Sonic Lost World and the Wonderful 101. Nintendo's first party offerings are always solid, but I just don't have a reason to play yet another Mario Kart or Smash Bros at the moment. And when one of the single best games on the console is a remastered version of a game that was out two generations prior, that gives me a really bad signal that I personally just cannot get on with.

    Conversely, if I buy a PS4 I know there are a bunch of indie games I'm really excited to play, a whole load of good horror games (which I have sorely missed this gen), a great version of my current MMO of choice, along with all the other exclusives and big titles from the biggest third party studios that just won't work as well on the Wii U. Then there's the online and multimedia functionality and the huge value that PS plus provides (currently have at least 7 amazing games on my PS3 for free that I STILL haven't had time to play).

    Sorry Ninty, I got seriously burned by the Wii, and I just don't see enough there with the Wii U to make up for it. I'm glad to see that there are people out there loving the system, but with only so much money and time available in my life I know where I'm going to spend my money.
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  • Sonic Lost World review

  • SegaBlueSky 18/10/2013

    Dammit, was seriously considering a Wii U after seeing the videos of this. Love the art style and the look of the slower, platform-centric bits, but sounds like it just hasn't worked. What a shame. Reply +1
  • Amnesia dev reveals SOMA for PC and PlayStation 4

  • SegaBlueSky 11/10/2013

    So damn glad this is making its way to PS4. All the promos have set the tone brilliantly and this trailer completely cemented my interest. Now to avoid all further info until it's actually out! Reply +4
  • Square Enix to open its Eidos back-catalogue for Indiegogo pitches

  • SegaBlueSky 09/10/2013

    Please, someone make a new Legacy of Kain game that isn't a horrible-looking online multiplayer disaster...please!! Heck even a reboot of the Soul Reaver series would guarantee my money! Reply 0
  • Dragon's Crown review

  • SegaBlueSky 09/10/2013

    I absolutely loved Odin Sphere, but I have to admit I'm still struggling to appreciate the character design in Dragons Crown, such a shame. It's shallow perhaps but it would impact my enjoyment of the game. Reply 0
  • SimplyGames: Your pre-ordered PS4 now costs at least 65 more

  • SegaBlueSky 08/10/2013

    Yeesh. All this is making me kinda glad I haven't pre-ordered yet. Got so much stuff sitting on my PS3 unplayed that there's no way I'm gonna be ready to play anything else as early as November! Reply 0
  • Microsoft moves to calm fear over Xbox One advertising

  • SegaBlueSky 07/10/2013

    @ronorra If it's biased journalism you're after, try Kotaku. They're leagues ahead in that department. Reply +7
  • SegaBlueSky 07/10/2013

    @Seketh How about offering a counter argument then? The 'truth' isn't much good without anything to back it up. See science for reference.

    I'm no fanboy and I'd be happy to consider a different opinion. I've been an Xbox fan since the original first appeared on the scene, but in my eyes MS have made critical errors and controversial choices with the XB One that have completely turned me off the console.
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  • SegaBlueSky 07/10/2013

    No matter how many reassurances MS throws our way, the fact we are having to see these kinds of articles on such a regular basis is worrying enough for me to steer clear of the Xbox One for the time being. I swapped my 360 for a PS3 a couple months back to get my hands on some of the exclusives I'd missed out on this generation, and after enjoying the slick, ad-free interface, I just can't see myself returning to the Xbox fold. Reply +59
  • Digital Foundry: the complete Xbox One architects interview

  • SegaBlueSky 05/10/2013

    @MickeyV I see what you mean there but, in all honesty, that's just something that tends to happen in interviews. Most writers would probably agree that people tend to repeat themselves and use the same phrases when they're chatting away, especially if it's a fairly lengthy interview. It's certainly happened to me in every interview I've ever conducted. How much you edit and change that is down to the writer.

    But back to the article itself, I'm not especially technically minded but it was still a very interesting read! Very revealing of the processes involved in designing a console, which I've admittedly never given much thought to before. It doesn't particularly change my feelings towards to the console at this point but it's still interesting to read about the people working behind the scenes on this stuff!
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  • Final Fantasy 15 TGS trailer shows new gameplay

  • SegaBlueSky 19/09/2013

    I want to be optimistic, but the trailer really didn't do much for me. FFXIV on the other hand is excellent - design and gameplay much more in tune with what made FF great, IMO. Reply 0
  • PlayStation App allows PS4 to act as a mobile games server

  • SegaBlueSky 19/09/2013

    @Rev0Knuckle I intrigued, but not excited. I only used Smartglass on my Xbox for quick text entry, but it was really annoying how every time my iPad's screen turned off I had to reconnect the app from scratch, even if I left it open. Reply +8
  • Why is Namco making a single-player only Soul Calibur?

  • SegaBlueSky 19/09/2013

    Bizarre. I loved SC2 and 3 because of the MIX of multiplayer and single player story mode (whic was basically just an awesome way of unlocking more characters, weapons, stages, etc). Especially with SC3 - it was great! But then SC4 came along and I got very bored, very quickly, because the multiplayer was still the same old real Soul Calibur, but the single player modes seemed badly compromised. Never picked up SC5 as a result and don't think I'll got for this one either. HD SC,2 looks cool, but I'd still rather have the third. Best one in the series IMO. Reply +6
  • Dark Souls 2 out on March 14, PC version to follow

  • SegaBlueSky 19/09/2013

    Ooh, hello collectors edition! Don't mind if I do! Reply +3
  • PlayStation Plus adds Far Cry 3, Giana Sisters and Dragon's Dogma

  • SegaBlueSky 17/09/2013

    Decided to switch from a 360 to PS3 at the beginning of the month, and this shows exactly why. Despite only buying Saints Row 4, Final Fantasy XIV and a PS Plus subscription I've already got more games than I can play. Utterly fantastic and can't wait to carry it on to the PS4 when I eventually pick one up. Completely made my next-gen decision for me. Reply +4
  • Final Fantasy 14 digital sales resume as server problems ease

  • SegaBlueSky 17/09/2013

    Cashed in my GAME reward points to get the PS3 collectors edition for 30, great package and loving the game so far. Glad that digi sales are back though - tempted to get it on my laptop as well. Reply +3
  • Peach confirmed for Super Smash Bros. Wii U/3DS

  • SegaBlueSky 12/09/2013

    Finding it hard to get excited about Smash Bros at the moment, ever since they announced the cut of story mode. There just doesn't seem to really be any innovations or new modes to get excited about, so releasing non-news like this if anything just dampens my enthusiasm even more. I know it'll be good, but so far it doesn't even seem up to Brawl's standards, so it isn't a system seller, IMO. Reply 0
  • Switch from playing Final Fantasy 14 on PS3 to PS4 for free

  • SegaBlueSky 10/09/2013

    @Kendalf Wow, that sounds awesome, thanks for the info! Definitely gonna make the jump now, methinks. Cheers again! Reply +1
  • SegaBlueSky 09/09/2013

    Was trying to decide whether to give this game a try today, and I think this may have just swung it that little bit further. Good move from Square Enix and an added incentive to move over to PS4 when it comes along. For those playing the game already, is it fairly friendly towards solo play? Love me some MMO's but I tend to have less time nowadays, and having to wait an age to form a party on FFXI was one of the reasons I ended up leaving the game. Reply +1
  • Dispatches from A Realm Reborn

  • SegaBlueSky 07/09/2013

    Can't wait to play this game. Anyone know if accounts are transferrable across PC, PS3 and PS4? Would love to be able to play only laptop when my other half is on the TV, and vice versa... Reply 0
  • Kojima clarifies decision to make MGS5 character "more erotic"

  • SegaBlueSky 07/09/2013

    It's an interesting debate with this one.

    On one hand, I can totally see the point that sexy characters can be interesting too and we shouldn't write off the story just because of this.

    But on the other...my girlfriend is a gamer and I can see her potentially being a bit put off by this. She's got no problem with scantily clad girls by any means - she's currently playing through Saints Row 4 and loving it, is a huge fan of tomb raider (ever since the first one),loves films like Sucker Punch, etc. But the difference with those is context, whereas in this instance it appears the character has been sexed up for no good reason, that seems a little bit at odds with the rest of the game. If Kojima admits that too, then that seems to me like a pretty poor decision that takes a little bit of respect away from the game from my point of view. Got no objection to sexy characters, but like someone here said very early on, characters can be sexy with their clothes on.

    Happy to be proved wrong when the game finally lands, but it's been knocked down from 'must buy' to 'we'll see' for me.
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  • Dark Souls 2 PS3 beta begins on 12th October

  • SegaBlueSky 06/09/2013

    @meepmeep I think part of it comes down to e fact that hardcore fans of the game will inevitably respond to the game differently than paid testers, no matter how experienced or how much they play. That kind of feedback is crucial to making a game like DS successful, because it falls so much on how balanced the combat is between real world players. It might not be to the same extent as an MMO, but Mess that up and you've got to start patching like there's no tomorrow or simply brace yourself for the fallout. Either way, getting the input from dedicated fans willing to sacrifice the surprise of an area or two is incredibly valuable. I understand people that don't want to ruin the surprise, but personally any chance I can have to improve the overall experience is something I'd like to give up my time for. Reply 0
  • Minecraft confirmed for PlayStation 4

  • SegaBlueSky 22/08/2013

    It does seem a little late to the party to make much of a difference, but good to see nonetheless. Do the console versions have texture pack support? TBH I'm also pretty surprised there hasn't been any news of a sequel yet! Reply 0
  • Dark Souls 2's closed beta begins this October on PS3

  • SegaBlueSky 22/08/2013

    So glad I don't have a PS3 right now...I'd like to leave as much of the game a surprise as humanly possible, but just don't think I'd have the willpower if I had a beta key just sitting there. Phew!

    And like many others have already said....desperately hoping this will make it over to PS4/Xbone. Would be my first next-gen purchase for sure. Clocked up over 400 hours on DS1 so far and still going, which is fantastic value in anyone's book and more than enough to justify a new console.
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  • Live: EA Gamescom Conference

  • SegaBlueSky 20/08/2013

    I suppose it would be too much to hope for EA to return to making rugby games? Still find it amazing that it remains an almost untapped market over here and would love to see an inspiring, next gen franchise make an appearance. Reply 0
  • Microsoft reveals Killer Instinct pricing and 34.99 Ultra Edition

  • SegaBlueSky 20/08/2013

    Way too expensive for my tastes. I know a lot of people only stick to a couple characters but for me, I tend to go through the entire roster when I sit down to play a fighting game, especially when I'm playing against friends. That's why the massive rosters of Marvel vs Capcom always got me excited. Reply -1
  • Xbox One launch line-up revealed

  • SegaBlueSky 20/08/2013

    Not a bad line up really, but the only games I'm actually excited about are also on PS4, so not quite enough to convince me just yet. Watching the Sony conference later with interest though...MS is definitely closing the gap at the moment but I'm hoping for some good announcements. Reply +2
  • Microsoft announces Fable Legends for Xbox One

  • SegaBlueSky 20/08/2013

    I want so much to be excited for this, but the second half of Fable 3 was so unenjoyable that I just can't do it. Lionhead need to put their talent to much better uses. Reply 0
  • The Wonderful 101 demo has arrived on the EU Wii U eShop

  • SegaBlueSky 09/08/2013

    This and Sonic Lost World may just be enough to get me to buy a Wii U...really looks like a lot of fun! Reply +4
  • BioShock Infinite sells over 4 million copies

  • SegaBlueSky 31/07/2013

    Finally played this last week and thoroughly enjoyed it. Maybe not the best game I've ever played but still really good fun. Enjoyed the story well enough but wish you could spend a little more time in the glowing, utopia version of Columbia before all hell breaks loose.

    I haven't played Bioshock 1 yet, admittedly. Started it last night though, and absolutely gripped so far. A lot scarier too!
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  • Microsoft's next free games for Xbox 360 Gold subscribers spotted

  • SegaBlueSky 31/07/2013

    Still not a patch on PS+ IMO, but glad to see two games on the way that at least I haven't got around to playing yet. Looking forward to it! Reply 0
  • Levine saddened by abuse directed at Vonderhaar and Phil Fish

  • SegaBlueSky 31/07/2013

    @OtisBDriftwood I'm with you too - haven't played Fez, never touched COD and only played Bioshock in the last week. Proves the point though - an awful lot of negativity in people's lives! Reply 0
  • SegaBlueSky 31/07/2013

    A lot of it stems from the fact that a lot of people just don't know how to express themselves online in a calm, rational manner. As soon as they see something they don't like they just fly off the handle - doesn't matter if it's a developer, a fellow commenter - whatever.

    Working in magazine publishing (not video game related) I've also seen a lot of abuse hurled at a product I've worked on and also work by other people and clients, and it is sad to see and it's not often understood that the way people express themselves can be very demoralizing for the person receiving the criticism, no matter how deserving it might be in the first place. A couple of times I've been able to phone up the person criticizing too and it's amazing the difference in the way the conversation changes.

    But hey, it ain't gonna change. In my line of work I've just learned to take it on the chin and try to uncover the genuine ideas behind all the bile and hot air. There are plenty of people I've worked with though who just ignore the criticism altogether and just label the general public as a bunch of dribbling idiots, which funnily enough is also the wrong approach. So while it's something that in theory is easily fixed - it won't be any time soon.
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  • Man hid wedding proposal in commercial Game Boy Colour game

  • SegaBlueSky 30/07/2013

    Thinking of doing something similar myself. Been making an old school RPG for my girlfriend for our 9th anniversary - probably about half way through but missed the day and have been trying to get it finished since. Now I'm trying to decide whether to hide my proposal inside the game (was intending to propose this year anyway) or to go down the traditional route and get all our family together for a surprise party. I just can't decide!

    She's as big a gamer as I am so I'm not worried about that side of it exactly. And the plot of the game is basically us having a massive row before being sucked into the TV to fight our way through our favourite games (culminating in Mass Effect 3, her favourite game, where I give her the ending she REALLY wanted from the game). Either way it'll be a great present for her, but I just can't decide whether to throw the proposal in or not!
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  • Bizarre Nintendo trademark hints at Seaman revival

  • SegaBlueSky 17/07/2013

    Please, Ninty...please bring this out on Wii U and I promise I'll buy one! Reply +1
  • Limbo reanimated for iPhone and iPad next week

  • SegaBlueSky 26/06/2013

    @KopparbergDave Really well put, and totally agree. God, that spider...*shudders*

    And like you said, Limbo is one of those games that makes me appreciate how exciting and innovative the indie scene is at the moment - potentally a deciding factor when it comes to the big PS4/Xbox One decision later this year.
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  • New Dark Souls 2 footage shows off various combat abilities and enemies

  • SegaBlueSky 26/06/2013

    Wow - absolutely love the new spells and dual wielding improvements. I can see myself filling up all those star character slots VERY quickly this time around. More excited by this than any next gen offering - cant wait!! Reply 0
  • The big interview: Sony's Jim Ryan on PS4, DRM and the next-gen console war

  • SegaBlueSky 12/06/2013

    Refreshingly honest and open answers there - quite surprised, actually. To be honest I'm happy to pay for PS Plus when it offers so much. I was happy to pay for Xbox Live as well for the most part, but it stated going way downhill for me ever since they canned all the Inside Xbox / Sent you a message stuff and introduced more adverts. Got annoying real fast and now the only real reason I keep live going is so I can access Sky and iPlayer.

    I think the most impressive thing that Sony has admitted is that they need a large user base for anyone to make money. It seems obvious coming from the PS2 era, but it was forgotten slightly with the PS3 IMO (at least initially). I used to be pretty anti-Sony (was a seasoned Sega fanboy, as my username might suggest), but at this point I'd love to see Sony rise to their former heights again to give this industry a real shot in the arm.
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  • First-person horror game Outlast is coming to PS4

  • SegaBlueSky 11/06/2013

    Awesome news! Just goes to show how important self-publishing has the potential to be. Lately I've been looking on enviously at all the exclusive PC games coming out, but hopefully more of those will make the transition to PS4. Would love to see Amnesia get a release... Reply +2
  • PlayStation 4 will cost $399/€399/349

  • SegaBlueSky 11/06/2013

    I was almost disappointed that multiplayer wasn't going to be free anymore, but after hearing so much about PS Plus I was 100% sure I would sign up anyway - just seems to good to pass up.

    Quick question though for existing PS Plus customers - do you have to sign up each and every user account, or does one subscription cover all users on the console?
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  • Sony: PlayStation 4 will be region-free

  • SegaBlueSky 11/06/2013

    Can't believe how much Sony impressed me this year. This is the first E3 in years that has actually had me excited. Definitely pre-ordering PS4 now, converting from my 360. Well played, Sony. Reply +2