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  • Xbox chief Phil Spencer: "Microsoft needed a reboot"

  • SlackMaster 23/02/2018

    We really don't need more far-left bullshit in this industry. All Microsoft needs to do is invest in more platform exclusive games to differentiate itself from the competition.

    Safe spaces and banning trigger words on XBL will not help sell XBox One consoles. :s
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  • GAME profits fall after disappointing Christmas sales

  • SlackMaster 31/03/2017

    I can't remember the last time I purchased anything at game, as I usually walk out in disgust.

    New releases are the highest price they can charge £49-59 and much more expensive than anywhere else including other high street retailers like HMV. The margin they get from new games is small so they have very limited stock and variety of new games so everything is pre-owned.

    Even their console deals are deceptive as they have a bundle that looks good value but part of that contains a controller or something that conveniently they are out of stock of so can't sell you the deal. It bullshit!
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  • Nintendo's latest mobile gamble doesn't quite pay off

  • SlackMaster 10/02/2017

    I love the Fire Emblem series but the free to play with no spend cap put me off. Reply 0
  • Double Dragon 4 review

  • SlackMaster 03/02/2017

    @djronz. Renegade by Tecnos was the game that kicked off the belt scroller genre, but like you said Double Dragon, from the same developer was the game that truly made them popular. Reply +3
  • SlackMaster 03/02/2017

    Personally I want to get this as it's a direct sequel to the NES games that I loved growing up, however the price is a little steep at almost £10 so I was going to wait for a sale. Reply 0
  • Nintendo Switch games list, 2018 release dates and every Switch game released so far

  • SlackMaster 12/01/2017

    There has to be more 1st party games at release as the above is a pretty underwhelming launch line up. Reply +1
  • Dark Souls 3 patch will adjust the game's "poise" stat

  • SlackMaster 19/10/2016

    I haven't played a strictly melee focused build in DS3 as I prefer playing Sorcerer style builds with a bit of melee thrown in.

    I got as far as the boss area of the Profaned Capital, but am really not enjoying the game any more. Sorceries are extremely weak in this game, and although you are always forced to fall back to a melee weapon you are always at a massive disadvantage as you have to pump so many soul levels into intelligence without much of a pay off.

    Spell cast range is too short, cast times are too long and enemies are too aggressive, so they rush you making casting soul spear and spells like it very difficult.

    I like having the variety that using sorceries brings, but don't like the way sorcerers work in DS3. IMO I think playing with a sorcerer was much more fun in DS2 than it now is in DS3 and it has soured me on this game and its DLC.

    I've played Demon Souls, Dark Souls, Dark Souls 2, Bloodborne and now Dark Souls 3 and I have to say that for me DS3 is my least favourite in the series and I'm not sure that further games in this series will be a day one purchase for me any more if this is how they continue with the series.
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  • XCOM 2 comes to PS4 and Xbox One in September

  • SlackMaster 09/06/2016

    @Frosty840 I have a laptop that I've hooked up to my TV to play XCom2, so have been trying to use the steam controller with it.

    It has been very awkward to use so I have been holding off playing the game on PC to wait for the console version instead. Glad this is coming out on something I can play more comfortably.
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  • What exactly is going on with the different versions of Fire Emblem Fates?

  • SlackMaster 20/05/2016

    I picked up both, and I've only started playing Awakening recently, which has been sat in a draw since buying it at launch. That might be a little too much Fire Emblem to get through anytime soon.

    Saying that though, it would have been good to get Revelations as a physical release as well.

    Now where is the European Sega 3D classics and Megaman Legacy Collection physical releases that came out in the US? I know it's unlikely that they'll be released here, but with the region locking on the 3DS we can't even import them!
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  • Far Cry Primal review

  • SlackMaster 23/02/2016

    I don't want to seem like a buzz-kill but the Neolithic setting just doesn't interest me at all, I'd rather have a game set in the future or another Blood Dragon type game. Reply 0
  • GAME blames low last-gen sales for pre-Christmas slump

  • SlackMaster 23/12/2015

    Certainly from my own experience they are always more expensive than buying from anywhere else and considering they are a specialist retailer, the library of games they stock is very small/limited. They mainly only stock new releases, with anything older than a few month relegated to their pre-owned stock which is often in shocking condition and priced at more than you could buy the game new elsewhere.

    Over the past year I've brought very little from Game as either they are asking too much or do not have the item in stock.

    A recent example was that I wanted to get Dead Rising 3 on the XBox One as I recently picked up the console for the exclusives and backwards compatibility. I went to a few different Game stores and they were only selling this game pre-owned for £37.99. When I checked on Amazon they are selling a new re-issuing of the game with all the dlc for £24.99. I'm always coming across this type of issue with Game which is why I virtually never buy from them anymore.

    I also do not like the fact that they open games to put the sleeves out on the shelf as I have often had scratched/scuffed disks and bent/crumpled manuals due to the way they store the games.
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  • Portal, Halo: Reach, Fable 3 get Xbox One back compatibility

  • SlackMaster 18/12/2015

    I hope they release Fable Anniversary Edition. It;s on my play list but I don't want to have to get my 360 out of storage to play it. Reply 0
  • Yakuza 5 review

  • SlackMaster 18/12/2015

    I was really looking forward to this but with no backwards compatibility on the PS4 and a 50gb digital only PS3 release, I cannot get this game. I was really hoping for a physical release which I would have snapped up on day one, but now I'll have to miss out which is a real shame. I really enjoy this series, but I'm not buying the game just to support it if I cannot play it or keep hold of it once psn on the PS3 is no longer accessible.

    Here's hoping they release a compilation or something on current gen.
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  • Yakuza 5's Western release will include all Japanese DLC

  • SlackMaster 26/08/2015

    There's still no solid release date and no way to pre-order this yet though. :( Reply 0
  • Nintendo's painful metamorphosis leaves fans reeling

  • SlackMaster 17/06/2015

    TBH I thought it was quite a good E3 Nintendo Direct. They had two Zelda games on the DS, a Fire Emblem, and Yokai Watch then on the Wii U they had Xenoblabe X, Mario Maker, Yoshi's Woolly World, Mario Tennis and Star Fox. What's not to like?

    Every game above is something I'd like to get. Gamers can be a miserable bunch sometimes. :s
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  • PS Now UK beta rental prices are pretty high

  • SlackMaster 11/06/2015

    It's only due to competition in retail that we see games drop in price after a few months and old games available for a £10 or less on some platforms (usually to shift old stock).

    In a digital future this would not happen and we'd be paying out the arse for old games months or years after launch. I do not look forward to that day and neither does my wallet. :(
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  • XCOM 2 announced for PC this November

  • SlackMaster 02/06/2015

    I'll have to dust off my laptop then to play this. I was hoping for a remake of Terror from the Deep, but this seems a bit more like XCOM Apocalypse.

    Not sure if the setting will be restrictive and remove elements of the game like funding and all that. If this is a human rebellion against an alien takeover resources and tech development might be limited. Would they even have craft to shoot down UFO's?
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  • Xbox sales decreased 20 per cent year-over-year in Q1

  • SlackMaster 24/04/2015

    Last gen, and the generation before that I brought all 3 consoles... This time I got a PS4 and WiiU.

    Everything leading up to the launch of the Xbox One just left such a bad taste in my mouth that I decided against getting the XBox this generation.

    I do enjoy the Halo games, but I can live without them and just having the two consoles saves me a little more money and time.

    I'm not sure what it would take now for me to pick up an XBox console in the future.
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  • Dark Souls 2 details its Scholar of the First Sin patch

  • SlackMaster 16/01/2015

    Does anyone know if 'From Software' have mentioned anyway of importing your PS3/360 save to the PS4/360 game?

    I wouldn't have though it'd be too difficult if you have access to cloud saving through PSN or Gold membership.

    I've not played any of the expansions as I was waiting for a 'Complete' edition to be released on disc and really want to play this on PS4, but just not keen on having to play it all the way through again.

    I had to do a lot of grinding and I don't have the time to do that all again, so a save import would make this game a must purchase.
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  • Face-Off: Dragon Age: Inquisition

  • SlackMaster 23/11/2014

    @Alex_Star I've been playing this on the PS3 for around 2 to 3 hours and it has crashed on me twice now. Completely locking up the system and forcing me to shut it down.

    I've lost progress as although Bioware games can have bugs, I've never had as many problems with a game as this one. It's glitchy as well with characters flickering in and out of cut scenes, textures just not loading onto characters or being unable to talk to NPC's unless you restart the game. I love Bioware RPG's but to be honest it's a bit shocking final product on the PS3.

    I really want to play it, but with so many problems I'm tempted to leave it until I buy a PS4 as I don't want a buggy game ruining my experience, as they're not the sort of games you play through twice.
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  • Dragon Age Inquisition: the first five hours

  • SlackMaster 05/11/2014

    @I-Am-The-Law I'd recommend both games, although the second isn't quite as good as the first.

    Whatever format you get the games on get the complete edition of the original game as it has the rather large Awakening expansion included.

    I'd also recommend playing as a Mage as they are the most interesting and diverse class to play as.
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  • SlackMaster 05/11/2014

    @feistycheese I'll be in the same boat as you by the end of November. I still want to sink a bit of time into the game though, but I'll have to fit it around everything else. Reply 0
  • SlackMaster 05/11/2014

    I don't have a PS4 or XBOne, so has anyone played on the PS3 and know how that version looks and plays? Reply +1
  • Two discs "wasn't practical" for Halo: Master Chief Collection

  • SlackMaster 21/10/2014

    Charging someone for a physical disk then expecting them to download the majority of the content from the internet in order to play the game is not excusable, it just isn't.

    If the game was an XBLA title only I'd understand but not a boxed game and it's not like it's even a patch, it's 20 f*cking GB. I don't know what planet MS and 343 live on but I'd not buy the game knowing this.
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  • Capcom: no new Darkstalkers any time soon

  • SlackMaster 09/10/2014

    OK it was digital only in Europe and possibly US, and was well over priced for what it was. That's why the game sold poorly, not because fans didn't want it. The same crap put me off buying JoJo as well. Reply +1
  • Wii U system update adds folders

  • SlackMaster 30/09/2014

    OK great, but have we got shovel knight yet? Reply +7
  • The New 3DS XL unlocks the potential of Nintendo's handheld

  • SlackMaster 19/09/2014

    "...consider the fact that it also contains the buttons and functionality of the ugly, bloated 3DS Circle Pad Pro add-on."

    I'm a bit confused by this. Clearly the 3DS LL doesn't have any additional buttons or another circle pad, so what does this mean?

    I'm not quite sure what Nintendo is trying to achieve with this model either... it looks so similar to the 3DS XL but can run some games that'll only play on it.

    So they're splitting their market and confusing the consumer. I don't know why they didn't redesign the shell all together and call it something different.

    I think the white one looks nice, but as with the 2DS, I'm not sure how well this console will fare.
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  • Pokémon fan arrested after storming White House garden

  • SlackMaster 12/09/2014

    What was he protesting again!?! Reply 0
  • JoJo's Bizarre Adventure HD has been removed from Xbox Live and EU PSN

  • SlackMaster 11/09/2014

    I'd rather get it on the Dreamcast if I'm going to spend over a tenner on it, and I remember it being close to £17 or something on XBLA at the time. There was no way I was going to pay that for an XBLA title. Reply +2
  • Teens react to the NES

  • SlackMaster 08/09/2014

    I've not watched the video but I'm thiking if the kids are as pictured it must be a parody right... or am I just getting old? :( Reply 0
  • Standalone Kinect for Xbox One release date set for October

  • SlackMaster 29/08/2014

    @jetsetwillie Yes, good ones do... Reply 0
  • SlackMaster 29/08/2014

    Brilliant. A peripheral that no one wanted and hardly any dev's support releases at an extortionate price. I can see this being a great success. In the meantime I can see CEX increasing the price of their second hand Kinnects as a result of this announcment. Reply 0
  • Xenoblade Chronicles headed exclusively to new 3DS models

  • SlackMaster 29/08/2014

    Man, way to split your market Nintendo! Wasn't the Wii U confusing enough for the casual audience, now you have to release a 3DS called a 3DS but different. Reply +3
  • Nintendo announces new 3DS and 3DS XL designs with extra buttons, improved CPU

  • SlackMaster 29/08/2014

    That white 3DS with the SNES style colour buttons is a thing of beauty... Reply +13
  • The worst games I've ever played, by Ellie Gibson

  • SlackMaster 28/08/2014

    I always enjoyed your articles so you'll be missed. Good luck for whatever you have planned next. Reply 0
  • Leading creators back latest Tropes vs Women video

  • SlackMaster 28/08/2014

    I'm surprised that Eurogamer is reporting on Anita Sarkeesian, when if they had done any research into the subject they'd find that her motives for making these videos aren't all that pure.

    Those that have tried to argue a point of have called her out on things just get labelled as chauvinists. Even some of the attacks on her that she's highlighted in the past were either provoked or taken out of context to make her seem like a victim and further fuel her cause.

    I have no problem in calling out a developer when their games portrayal of women isn't all that progress but I'd not publicise Anita's videos in the process.
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  • Microsoft offers select Xbox 360 users $75 rebates for buying Xbox Ones

  • SlackMaster 09/07/2014

    After the arrogance of the DRM, 24hr checks, always on, kinect, the lack of focus on games initially, the pay wall they had for free apps like Netflix and the stupid comments when announced I wouldn't pick up an Xbox one even if it was £150.Although I have enjoyed halo games they haven't done enough to keep the franchise interesting for me and other exclusives like gears should have changed things up long ago. I can live with Xbox exclusives for now. Reply -1
  • Streets of Rage was much more than a Final Fight clone

  • SlackMaster 30/06/2014

    SoR 1 and 2 were my favourite games on the Megadrive and easily the best belt scrollers ever made. Final Fight, although fun felt very limited IMO and quickly got repetitive, which I felt the SoR games never did.

    These games still hold up very today and I still go back to play them from time to time. I never did like SoR3 though, although I can't quite but my fingure on why.

    I've heard that the Japanese version Bare Knuckle 3 was superior to the PAL and US versions due to the story making sense, having no censorship and the difficulty being more forgiving.
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  • Microsoft launches Xbox Feedback website, asks for your ideas

  • SlackMaster 11/06/2014

    @Machiavellian I'm rounding up but most PS4/XBox One games are £49.99 to £54.99.

    If MS had gone ahead with using digital certification for physical games i.e. the disk being the delivery method only, then the ability to collect, trade or lend that game would be gone.

    I hear the argument about steam, but then most people including me buy games off steam for rediculously low prices and I know what I'm getting into.

    As a gamer I like to collect games to preserve them for myself and others in the future. MS basically would have eradicated the ability for me to do this and that's why I keep 'dregging' (I assume you mean dredging) it up, because it's important to me.
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  • SlackMaster 10/06/2014

    Don't take your customers for granted by thinking you can get away with £50 digital only titles, 24hr certificate checks for games you've purchased and bundling in shit they don't want. Glad they u-turned on it all in the end but nothing stopping them trying this all again if they take the lead over their competition in the future.I'd like to forgive them now but it might take a long time and a lot of goodwill on their part. Reply +1
  • Xbox One launch title Dead Rising 3 spotted on Steam

  • SlackMaster 06/06/2014

    I was hoping that it'd be released on the PS4 as it was the one XBox One title that I was interested in.

    I can live without Gears, and although I like Halo it's not something I'd buy an XB1 for, so any content that finds its way to the PC or PS4 is good news for me.
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  • CEX selling Xbox One without Kinect from £315

  • SlackMaster 30/05/2014

    Owch.. £20. Reply 0
  • Nintendo slumps to another annual loss after dismal Wii U sales

  • SlackMaster 07/05/2014

    I own a wii u and haven't really found much of a reason to switch it on. The virtual console and eshop is a even worse that the Wii's with very little content. Their pricing for that content is too high especially for the VC games and there is no unified account that links content you have brought on other platforms which puts me off buying anything.

    I've brough Super Mario Bros 2,3, Megaman 1,2,3,4,5,6 and Castlevania 1,2, and 3 to name a few games on both Wii and 3DS... I don't want to pay for them again.
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  • Activision indefinitely postpones Xbox One version of The Amazing Spider-Man 2

  • SlackMaster 17/04/2014

    XBox Gone... (-_-,) Gets coat. Reply +1
  • Amazon, Asda drop Titanfall Xbox One bundle to £349

  • SlackMaster 11/04/2014

    Hopefully Sony will respond and drop the infamous ps4 bundle. I want that. :p Reply +1
  • Unfinished symphony: Castlevania's keeper speaks

  • SlackMaster 09/04/2014

    I wish him luck and will buy a Symphony style game if he makes it, as a physical product or a kickstarter. Reply +6
  • Castlevania developer Koji Igarashi leaves Konami

  • SlackMaster 18/03/2014

    Good luck. I hope his next project is a metriodvania style title. Reply +1
  • Dark Souls 2 review

  • SlackMaster 11/03/2014

    @menage I played a little Demon Souls, then picked up a played Dark Souls then got to a boss that I couldn't defeat and stopped playing.

    I went back to the game a few months ago and when I get stuck I take a look at the wiki for advise.

    I don't feel too much like it is cheating as in many cases I'm just looking for pointers on where to go next or help with tricky bosses.

    Not too far from the end now I think, playing a lvl 72 Sorcerer and the games become a lot easier although I do still die from time to time.

    I'm currently working my way throught he expansion and the Abys Walker boss is kicking my arse. He's just so fast and agressive. I leveled up my int really high so my vitality and endurance have suffered a bit so just two hits from this guy and I'm toast.
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  • UK chart: Thief steals top spot

  • SlackMaster 03/03/2014

    Pants vs zombies? Must have missed that one. Reply +14
  • Bleszinski: "I'll never make another disc-based game"

  • SlackMaster 18/02/2014

    What's the benefit of download over disc based anyway? There is less competition so prices stay high, a load of retail staff loose their jobs, there is less choice as to where I can get games, there is difficulty preserving what I have bought especially when a new generation comes along and I spend £40 for nothing I can own or hold onto. Sorry but what are the benefits of that? If you spend a couple of quid on a game fair enough but this model doesn't stand up for full price retail games. It's a shit deal for you and I and I'd never support or welcome such a change. Reply +3