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  • Google acquires Twitch for $1 billion - report

  • SonicUk 25/07/2014

    Oh boy... Reply -1
  • Batman: Arkham Knight's Red Hood Story DLC is a GameStop exclusive

  • SonicUk 25/07/2014

    @kevboard I preorder to ensure a copy on or before launch day delivered to my house. I do agree about this preorder/retail/platform exclusive crap though. Whatever happened to a standard edition of the FULL GAME and a special edition of the FULL GAME that includes actual physical stuff of value and no content thats been ripped out of the game months before launch? Reply 0
  • SonicUk 25/07/2014

    Awesome. Great to see more dlc being discussed in detail by the publisher before the games even out NEXT YEAR. /sarcasm.

    Milk milk milk...
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  • PS4 top-selling US console in June despite Kinect-less Xbox One launch

  • SonicUk 19/07/2014

    Get back to me when you've got sales figures, not meaningless percentages. Reply +1
  • What's in the Destiny beta?

  • SonicUk 18/07/2014

    One thing thats stopping me preordering this. The devs said a while back that you can play single player if you wish, but never actually used the term "offline". I want to know if you can still play the game totally offline? I will be playing the game online with mates most of the time, but I collect my games and play a lot of retro stuff. I want to know I have that peace of mind which means I'll still be able to play it years down the line when the servers are long gone. If not the game literally has no value to me sadly, which I hope is not the case as it looks great. Reply -1
  • What's going on at Criterion?

  • SonicUk 18/07/2014

    @Phear_Trigger Yeah, I must admit that was my first thought. I liked Fuel and would welcome another similar game as long as there is a strong single player component and it isnt focussed too much on multiplayer without forgetting the single player part - like others have said something I think Paradise did. Reply 0
  • SonicUk 17/07/2014

    I got absolutely destroyed by negs last time I wrote this, but I dont see why gamers should pay to be alpha or beta testers? If any money has to change hands then surely its the gamer that should be paid? I'm sure the industry would love another fleecing tactic but this is one gamer that will never accept it, just like on disc dlc, "retailer/platform exclusive content", "season passes", day one dlc, day one patches, drm, Pay-To-Win being labelled as "free" etc.

    I like Criterion, although I'm not a fan of Burnout Paradise. I prefer the Burnout games to be more linear where you pick your course from a map and race on closed off roads (with hidden shortcuts), rather than open world. I just didnt get on with Paradise and found it very difficult at high speed to see which road to take and would often crash trying to change roads or go down the wrong one which would take me miles away from the end goal (even though it pointed towrads it on the map at the time). I prefer a Nfs Most Wanted (1) approach of blocking off the other roads when in a race so you know where to go.

    I think their best game however was Nfs Hot Pursuit 3. That game was very special and I loved that there was no tuning and everyday cars, just pure exotica and I also loved that the car trivia was back from the first three games in the series (although I would've really liked the slides and videos to be brought back too). To me thats what Nfs is about, exotic cars that very few of us will ever get to drive/own in real life, and the open road. Hot Pursuit 3 felt like a real return to roots.
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  • Codemasters responds to Grid Autosport 2.39 Boost Pack DLC criticism

  • SonicUk 16/07/2014

    @A_FAN whilst that may be true, back then grinding was nowhere near the ordeal it is today (where Transactions - nothing Micro about them, are concerned). A game without them in doesnt seem to take absolutely ages to level up, earn enough money etc compared to a game that has them as an "option". In Gt3 as an example I remeber once you unlocked a couple of tiers the races gave you a big reward for winning and I was able to buy new cars regually. Gt6 by contrast is the other way around. Grind endlessly for hours upon hours to save up for a 1980's Honda Civic and a few tuning parts. Yes the whole point of those games is to earn stuff and its fun doing it, but not for hours upon hours just to get one measly car with not enough power to get up a steep incline. There needs to be a balance. Before transactions that balance was perfect upon launch, today it sadly isnt. They've tweaked the economy in Gt6 with a patch for example but it shouldnt of needed that to be done to begin with.

    Even if the balance was perfect on launch, how many sales would a game publisher lose because the game featured transactions and clued up gamers didnt trust the economy in that game, regardless if it was effected or not? Going by what Ive seen on the forums a lot of lost sales, not just for that one game, but people are boycotting anything else made my that same publisher. Is that really the way you would want to run a business? Alientate your existing customers from your present and any future products? Its not a very good business strategy.
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  • SonicUk 16/07/2014

    @laugurinn or you could just, you know, not buy it instead of using the old piracy excuse?

    @Robyrt so if you "wanted a few hours of your life back" why did you buy a game like Ac that takes weeks to finish?
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  • SonicUk 16/07/2014

    Oh fuck off Codemasters. Of course the main game would have been adjusted to make it take longer to unlock, whilst dangling the carrot of "Pay here to unlock this" infront of players. If not what exactly would be the incentive? Even if it hasnt, you can see exactly why people would think that. "People don't have time to play the game"? Why the hell would you buy it in the first place then if that was true?

    Most gamers have gotton wise to "Free To Play" and avoid it like the plauge so for a while now publishers have tried to implement it in full games. Heres one gamer who is not going to accept this shit. Don't you get that putting shit like this in full priced games actually loses you sales and credability? The bottom line is shit like this should, under no circumstances be in a full priced game and that is not up for debate.
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  • The Last of Us Remastered lets you lock frame-rate at 30fps

  • SonicUk 16/07/2014

    More framerate/resolution nonsense. Is this all gamers care about nowadays? I thought gaming was about having fun?

    What is more concerning is "new dlc". If this is a remaster then the dev team can take as much time as they need as the original has already been released and there is no rush to get the remaster done. For that reason anything new not seen in the original game should be included on the disc in the re-release. There is no excuse whatsoever for any additional dlc.
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  • Blurred lines: Are YouTubers breaking the law?

  • SonicUk 16/07/2014

    Well that explains those Cod scores year on year (I jest, I jest! I actually enjoy Cod for its Campaigns - not interested in Multiplayer).

    Still, this doesnt surprise me one bit. Media corruption is nothing new and I have been calling out biased reviews etc for years. Whats worrying though is the amount of people I know that will base a future purchase directly on the strength of a review. The best way is to watch some gameplay, possibly play a demo (which unsurprisingly seem to be getting rarer these days) and find out as much info as possible before you make your descision but take a well known critics actual "opinion" about the game with a massive pinch of salt and make up your own mind based on all the information you have gathered. Thats all I've ever done and I very rarely make a mistake or regret buying a particular game.

    Oh, and this business about a review being someones opinion is largely true. However, it is the reviewers obligation to also point out facts such as game breaking bugs, performance issues or long loading times. These things are not opinions, they are simply the truth, and your viewers/readers should be informed of this. And please ditch review scores, they serve no purpose whatsoever.
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  • David Braben explains Elite: Dangerous 100 premium beta

  • SonicUk 11/07/2014

    And I thought 85 quid for the digital version of Destiny was taking the piss, now not only do we have to pay for a fucking beta, its 100 (and the Alpha was 200!)!!???! Seriously, what the fuck has happened to this industry? I don't care what spin anyone stupid enough to try and defend such a blatant "fuck you for all you're worth" is put on it, this shit is absolutely ridiculous and has to stop.

    Edit - can't believe theres people actually defending this, and anyone who speaks out against such things is instantly downvoted. Ideas of the fleecing variety are quickly copied and pasted in this industry. Is this what you want, paying for betas? Worse, paying extortionate amounts of money for them? Because thats exactly what will happen if this is successful.
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  • What's going on with Microsoft's Xbox One dev kit and launch parity policies?

  • SonicUk 11/07/2014

    EG "Will retail bones still have the devkit feature at some point?"
    MS "I cant talk about that."
    EG "Do you think its right that you cant talk about it?"
    MS "I cant talk about that."
    EG "So what can you talk about?"
    MS "I cant talk about that."
    EG "So this interview was a complete waste of my time?"
    MS "I cant talk about that"

    ...
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  • See DriveClub's dynamic weather in action

  • SonicUk 09/07/2014

    Looks nice, BUT the gaming sites and media would have you believe this is the first game to have water droplets or beads on the paintwork. I seem to remember Pgr4 on 360 doing that years ago?

    Still interested in this though, on the condition it can be played totally offline. I do have to ask again though why the weather is not included on the disk considering the game isnt out for months? Its bad enough content is ripped from full games to be added as "dlc" later, now they're doing it with graphical effects? Thats a step too far imo (free or not). Not interested in all that social crap the industry seems intent on pushing either. I just want to play a decent racing game on my Ps4. Hopfully this will fit the bill but yeah very pissed about that weather. Looking forward to Horizon 2 on my 360 this year as well (albiet the downgraded-media-blackout-no-weather-to-make-the-bone-look-more-appealing edition).

    Oh yes, I almost forgot, I don't give a flying shit about resolutions and framerates. I'm more interested in graphical fidelity and good gameplay.
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  • Destiny beta release dates, expansions announced

  • SonicUk 09/07/2014

    @stubbadub lol. Just saying it as it is mate. Didnt mean to rant, but couldnt help it! Reply 0
  • SonicUk 08/07/2014

    Why is it that those vultures at Game ALWAYS get a exclusive Collectors Edition (often the only one available although thankfully not in this case which is rare). You never see Amazon, Zavvi, Shotpto etc getting an exclusive Edition, no, its always those money grabbing, scamming fraudsters at fucking Game. Have these publishers learnt nothing from last time when the Mass Effect 3 Collectors Edition - at the time a Game exclusive, coincided with Game running into financial trouble and therefore unable to stock it, leaving publishers high and dry with an Edition they had no-where to sell and were therefore very fortunate other retailers agreed to take it (personally if I was one of those retailers I would have stuck two fingers up at the publisher out of principal)? Game don't make these Editions, they sell them, just like everyone else so why do they ALWAYS get the special treatment and the best version?

    Fuck the publishers and fuck Game.

    Also, 85 for a digital download??!? Is this a joke?

    Also, although I like physical stuff in my Collectors Editions ripping digitial content out of the game before its even finished to be sold back to you at an inflated price is taking the fucking piss. All Editions should contain THE FULL GAME. Collectors Editions should consist of THE FULL GAME and physical stuff and nothing else.
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  • Konami unveils PES 2015 for PS4 and Xbox One

  • SonicUk 04/07/2014

    I don't normally comment on games I do not like so forgive me but this has to be said. Its a good thing I hate football as any publisher who thinks its acceptable to put transactions in a full priced retail game can fuck off. It doesn't matter how much you try and push it to become "the norm" this is one old school gamer that remembers how good things were and will never accept bullshit practices like this. Yes publishers, I am your worst nightmare. Reply +1
  • Report: Murdered: Soul Suspect dev Airtight closes down

  • SonicUk 03/07/2014

    Another day, another studio closed down. At this rate it will only be the biggest budget studios of A and M$ left (shudder). I really feel for those that have lost their jobs. Unless a game does a ridiculous amount of sales it seems studios close down. Theres something very wrong with this industry today. I wish the staff well and hope they find other employment soon. Reply +1
  • Video: See the delightful Yoshi's Woolly World in action

  • SonicUk 03/07/2014

    Not sure how this was "unloved" at E3 Eurogamer? From what I've seen everyone who saw the game had nothing but positive things to say about it. Reply +7
  • Lindsay Lohan sues Rockstar over allegedly using her likeness

  • SonicUk 03/07/2014

    This right here is whats wrong with the world. People sueing left and and center for ridiculous claims like this one where the character looks NOTHING like her. I guess shes skint so trying to desperately find someone to sue over something non-sensical. This kind of shit is why companies are so frightened of being sued for the slightest little thing that ridiculously overboard health and saftey stuff is so prevalent, and is also the reason why I cannot get payment protection insurance on finance EVEN THOUGH I HAVE ASKED FOR IT. Whats needed is a drastic shake of of the law where ontop of legal fees the courts can fine people for wasting their time in trying to sue for the sake of it. Reply 0
  • UK watchdog bans Dungeon Keeper ad, accuses EA of "misleading" customers

  • SonicUk 03/07/2014

    Good. Maybe they can ban the whole payment model while they're at it which by its very nature is "misleading" at best and absolute extortion at worst. Core gamers will avoid this kind of thing like the plauge as they're generally clued up and know a scam when they see one, especially as most have been around for a long time and know how buying a game and getting the full experience is done. What's worrying is the younger generation of gamers have never experienced that and don't know any different, and will grow up thinking shit like Pay-To-Win is the norm, fuelling the publishers pockets and making it even more prevalent.

    I'd like to see every single Pay-To-Win game made illegal along with on disc dlc (disc witheld content), day one dlc, drm and season passes. Call me an old git, but I remember how good things used to be, and refuse to be shafted out of the value I should recieve when buying a game. Yes, I am a publishers worst nightmare, and so are many more old gamers who wont stand for this shit.

    The other problem with Pay-To-Win shit like this is it gives proper, completely free games like Streets Of Rage remake for example a bad name where people get confused and assume anything claiming to be "free" isn't. The sooner the cancer of "Free To Play" is removed from this planet the better off we'll all be.
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  • Advanced Warfare is COD's biggest technological leap since Call of Duty 2

  • SonicUk 02/07/2014

    Let the hate begin...oh wait, it already has. Honestly, if you don't like it don't buy it. Why is that so difficult? Reply +2
  • Riot shuts down League of Legends public chat rooms

  • SonicUk 02/07/2014

    I have absolutely zero interest in Lol. However, this is a general problem so I'll post anyway. The problem with anything like this is its wide open to abuse (just check out some of the trollish/fanboy/adbot comments on Eurogamer for example or the absolutley pointless comments voting system which is abused 99.9% of the time) which is one of the reasons I have zero interest in Multiplayer gaming with unknowns, but does that mean legitimate users/players should be penalised by having that facility they also use taken away - how is that even remotely fair on the legitimate users? At least they're keeping private chat and messages online so there will still be ways to communicate with like minded souls. Hopefully they'll sort this out in the future so legimate players can have their public chat back. Reply -1
  • Amid financial troubles Crytek launches F2P FPS Warface on Steam

  • SonicUk 01/07/2014

    Wasnt it going after Pay To Win and trying to rip off your customers in the process the very thing that got them into financial trouble in the first place? Reply +3
  • Killzone Shadow Fall: Intercept review

  • SonicUk 27/06/2014

    I'd rather a proper co-op mode than yet another horde or capture the flag/base/thing variant. While vs multiplayer on any game bores the shit out of me, the single player mode was good. Why not allow two friends to play through it together? Reply +2
  • Gran Turismo 7 in the works, standard cars set to stay

  • SonicUk 27/06/2014

    Gran Turismo 7 in the works
    Awesome. Finally a Ps4 Gran Turismo that will take advantage of the hardware.

    standard cars set to stay
    Wait, just...WHAT??!!!

    Why even bother making it for Ps4 if you're still using assets from two generations ago?!! The standard cars belong in the bin. I hate to make comparisons with Forza as is always the case in either a Gt or Forza thread so forgive me, but in this case it seems warranted as Forza 3 had about 800 cars I believe that were all 360 assets and every single one of them had an interior view (that pathetic blacked out view they patched in the recent Gt games is awful and I dont consider it a cockpit view at all unless there are actually some textures). This just seems incredibly lazy by the dev team as they clearly cannot be bothered to make proper models and interior views. At this point I'd settle for a quarter of the cars previous games had if it meant they all used proper assets and all had interior views. This though, this is just a joke.
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  • Google reveals Cardboard, the company's inexpensive take on VR

  • SonicUk 27/06/2014

    Soon they'll announce the google console and google pc. All you need are a couple of bog rolls, a tissue box and some crayons! Reply +1
  • Why Unreal deserves to be remembered alongside Half-Life

  • SonicUk 26/06/2014

    Awesome game that I still play today with the direct 3d mod. The atmosphere is awesome and although the article didnt mention it there are also some puzzles in the game so its not just shooting and exploring. I've never actually finished the game, but I might just have to now after reading this. The music deserves a mention too, especially the Depths Of Arignar track.

    Its funny, I mentioned this in an article last week about the new Unreal Tournament game saying how I'd much prefer a sequel to this (not the awful Unreal 2) or even a completely redone proper hd remake that makes the game look like a modern game but still retains the gameplay of the original.
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  • Metro Redux release date announced

  • SonicUk 25/06/2014

    they can be purchased together in the boxed Metro Redux compilation for 34.99
    Or you can save yourself a fiver and buy it from shopto for 30 quid instead.

    Cannot wait for this. The Metro games were among my favourite of the last generation of consoles. Playing them again with completely redone and bang up to date graphics is going to be amazing.
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  • Crytek UK exodus sparks concern over Homefront: The Revolution

  • SonicUk 25/06/2014

    Them declining to comment says it all really. Thats what you get when you try to fleece your customers with Pay-To-Win shit. I do however feel sorry for the normal staff who as usual bear the brunt of these stupid descisions these companies make. If I was there I'd be looking for work elsewhere asap. Reply 0
  • Grid Autosport PC HD texture pack is free DLC

  • SonicUk 24/06/2014

    Hmm, don't get why they didn't include them with the original game as an extra that you can install if you wish? Still, its good that they're giving players the chance to download them if they want I guess. Reply 0
  • Modder makes console GTA 5 a first-person game

  • SonicUk 24/06/2014

    Funnily enough I was saying to a mate the other night about how I'd like to see a Gta 5 first person mod, and here it is! Although there are some graphic issues due to clipping the mod does have potential, especially when the Pc version arrives as the article states, as I'm guessing it will be easier to mod? If the guy can add the reticule (bit hard to aim without it) and maybe iron sights this could be really good.

    I would like to see a fully 3d in car view for the next gen remake with working dials that light up at night, although I doubt Rockstar will do this.
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  • MotoGP 14 review

  • SonicUk 23/06/2014

    @ChromeMud There was an Isle of Man TT game on the Saturn called Manx TT., and that was 20 years ago! As you said there is no reason today why developers cant make a game based on the TT circuit. You could ride round it on all different types of bike, and have something for everyone.

    @Darkwaknight Yeah I remember that one. It used the tracks from Gran Turismo. The only issue I had was that you didn't spend actual money on buying a bike and upgrading it but won them instead if I remember?

    Also, check out a game on the Ps2 called Jacked. It was very similar to Road Rash where you had different weapons and had to fight other riders. You could also steal other riders bikes and add them to your collection. The only thing slightly off putting to me is that it was track based and I'd rather have this type of game on open roads, but the game itself was still fun to play and I'd recommend anyone who doesn't mind playing Ps2 games today to check it out.
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  • SonicUk 20/06/2014

    @raybey1 Good to meet a fellow rider (virtual nod)! I've never heard of that game. I'll have to check it out mate, might be worth picking up a copy. Reply +1
  • SonicUk 20/06/2014

    @MrPhil I know mate and the second one did as dlc but there was only one sports bike in each and very little else. What I'm after is a game like that but with far more bikes in it where bikes take priority over cars instead of the other way round. I like sports cars as well but there are loads of roadcar racing/driving games. How about something similar featuring bikes? Or something like Nfs the Run where you take part in an epic ride across a whole continent on a Cbr/Ninja/Fazer/R6/R1/Sv650s/916/any bike of your choosing? That would be awesome.

    @pmj85 I've seen that also and is a great example of what I meant by EA sitting on the license and it being up to bedroom coders to do what the big publishers/devs cant be bothered to. The only issue with that for me is being an indie title I have no physical copy and no box for my collection (something I would most likely have if it was made by a big publisher) and those things are an essential purchase requirement for me as I like to collect things but also more importantly like to play old games, something which I cant do with a digital title should I need to redownload it in a few years and the server is long gone.
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  • SonicUk 20/06/2014

    I'm a rider myself, but although I'm into bikes I have never been into bike racing (although I do like motor racing as I'm a massive F1 fan and always have been since I was a kid) and have always found fast road bikes to be more exciting than racing bikes. What I'd like is for someone to make a game like Nfs or Tdu that features road bikes. Or perhaps a sequel to Tourist Trophy where you start off with a low amount of money and buy a 50 or 125 and tune it up before moving your way up to something bigger and gradually turn it into a racing bike. I'd also love to see another Road Rash thats as fun to play as the Megadrive originals, but EA seem content to just sit on the licence which is a pity as its probably one of the most requested sequels alongside HL3 and Shenmue 3 and it seems its down to the bedroom indie coders to give us what the massive developers/publishers cant. Reply +7
  • Ubisoft explains why Watch Dogs on PC contains hidden graphics files

  • SonicUk 20/06/2014

    @jonc24 Exactly the point I was trying to make. Just because someone CHOOSES to play on a console somehow relegates them to being "poor" or "cant afford a Pc" in the eyes of the Elite who seem to consider themselves better human beings simply because of how they choose to spend their money. Like you I'm pretty sick and tired of hearing it. Reply +2
  • SonicUk 20/06/2014

    @Dynasty2021 I bought a console, in fact I have several. I also have a motorbike, a car and a house. How could I "not afford a Pc"? Perhaps the fact I don't want to game on one eluded you (I actually own three Pcs, two of which are capable of playing the latest games although I'm not interested in gaming on a Pc for reasons I wont go into here as frankly there isnt enough space on these forums to write why I dislike Pc gaming)?

    Fanboys are scum, but Pc Elitists really do sink to a new low and give normal Pc gamers a bad name.
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  • Mirror's Edge 2 has to support Oculus Rift and Project Morpheus, right DICE?

  • SonicUk 20/06/2014

    Not interested in Vr until it becomes like the holodeck where you dont have to wear anything to experience it. Vr is like 3d. It comes round every decade where the industry and corportations try to convince us its the next big thing, and then dies away again a couple of years later when it fails to take off. I admit its an interesting concept, but plagued with issues. I seriously doubt the latest efforts will change that.

    The best Vr I ever saw was back in the late 90's on tommorrows world. Basically there was a room with images projected onto a 360 degree round wall and the ceiling and floor. You stood on a giant ball recessed in the floor. As you walk around the ball rotates underneath you (but you stay in the center of the room) and the image projected onto the wall updates. You could walk round a level, duck behind crates etc. Give the player a wifi weapon and it could very easily become the most realistic fps ever made - infact they were playing Doom on it at the time. I'd like to see something based on that technology devloped further. I just don't think wearing special goggles or glasses is the way to go.
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  • Bandai Namco to shut down F2P Ridge Racer Driftopia servers

  • SonicUk 20/06/2014

    So if all the feedback is being taken into account I take it that means there will be no Pay-To-Win games ever again from Namco (or whatever they're called nowadays) and instead they'll only make proper games, as pretty much every bit of feedback I've ever seen on this and other Pay-To-Win games has been universally negative? Reply 0
  • DriveClub could be the racing game to beat this year

  • SonicUk 19/06/2014

    It's all being complemented now by a full weather system being prepared for release soon after launch
    I'm sorry, I just don't understand why this wont be on the friggin disc? The games not due out until the autumn so what reason is there not to include the weather on my retail copy?!!??

    The other big question I want anwsered is, as I have no interest in playing this game online and also keep my games and therefore like to play them years down the line when servers have long been switched off, can I play this completely offline? If not then you lose a sale.
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  • Enemy Front review

  • SonicUk 18/06/2014

    Locate all the secrets in a level and you can go to the Secrets section of the menu to be told that, yes, you found all the secrets in that level. There's nothing to see, nothing is unlocked, nothing is earned. The secrets are there because tradition demands that such games need secrets to find, even if there's no reason for them.
    Whilst that may be true the exact same critisism can be levelled at every single Call Of Duty game since Mw2 and its "intel" but I didnt see that referenced anywhere in any Cod review since then. Double standards? I enjoy collecting the intel and other worthless secrets in other games regardless, but come on Eurogamer, have some consistency.

    Also this is my worst time in a consoles lifecycle, when new machines are out and developers make shoddy current gen ports (Watchdogs on 360 and Ps3 comes to mind) where they simply cant be bothered with the old machines anymore. My favourite time is just at the end of a consoles life before the new machines come out, when developers really know how to get the very best from the hardware, push it to its absolute limits and we get astonishing looking games like Crysis 3 and Battlefield 3 on current gen.

    And Dan, I know it was meant as a joke but that puppy joke really wasnt funny.
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  • Destiny's PlayStation-exclusive content detailed in full

  • SonicUk 17/06/2014

    I'm getting this on Ps4 and even I think console exclusive content is bullshit. Whole games I can understand, where each manufacturer has their own studios, but content exclusive to one platform timed or not is ridiculous, as are retailer (ie Game BECAUSE ITS ALWAYS THEM, AND ONLY THEM) exclusive crap. Reply +7
  • Sleeping Dogs HD spotted for PC, PS4 and Xbox One

  • SonicUk 16/06/2014

    So an Hd remake of an Hd game? How does that work exactly? Its not as if the original game was standard def in the first place. Maybe they should call it 1080p edition instead of "Hd" as technically anything above 640x480 is Hd.

    As much as I loved the original I think these re-releases are pointless. Am I going to end up rebuying near enough every game in my 360's library? Whats the point in having a past collection if every game is going to be re-released with barely noticable differences? If these games were from the Ps2 era I could understand if they were remade to make them look bang up to date graphically, but these re-releases of games that are only a few years old and still look great today is scraping the barrel. Just give us some NEW games ffs (with the exception of the Metro remake which does actually look substantially better than even the Pc version and almost looks like a different game entirely with the new lighting and geometry).
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  • Directly to you: Nintendo wins E3 on its own terms

  • SonicUk 13/06/2014

    To say I was never the Wii U's biggest fan is the understatement of the century. However, I really liked what I saw when watching this years digital conference, so much so that I plan to buy a Wii U next year for the new Yoshi game (big fan of Yoshis Island and Mario World), and also liked the look of the new Toad (mario spin off) game as well as the new Zelda which looked beautiful in terms of art style. I despize motion controls and I was really pleased to see for the most part Nintendo move away from that now (as well as Ms) now the fad has gone away again (just like 3d and Vr it comes round once a decade for a few years and dissapears again) and concentrate on what I want - games. Keep doing this Nintendo and I will happily buy your consoles and games. Reply +10
  • Forza Horizon 2 runs at 1080p 30fps on Xbox One

  • SonicUk 05/06/2014

    Who cares (except fanboys)? Why do devs suddenly have to justify their resolution and fps choices this gen? I'd rather hear them talk about the actual game which I find much more interesting than counting pixels. Getting the 360 version so want to know more details on the game, NOT what resolution or framerate it runs at, honestly I couldnt give a toss. Give me graphic fidelity anyday. Can we just go back to talking about the actual games now rather than fuelling the fanboy war? Reply +7
  • Watch Dogs PS3: has last-gen hardware had its day?

  • SonicUk 02/06/2014

    "Has Last Gen hardware had its day?"

    Er, what?

    Eurogamer talks up the NEXT GEN version of Watchdogs like its a graphical showcase. The fact is its not a particularly good looking game on any platform, and I think the CURRENT gen version holds up pretty well in comparison. Before I got the game on the 360 I watched the "leaked" youtube videos and at the time thought it looked awful on current gen. What I didn't realize is that even though those videos were 720p they still blurred out the finer texture details. The road for instance looked like clay in the videos as did most other textures. When I actually got the game I could clearly see the little details like the ripples and imperfections in the tarmac. Needless to say the game looks a lot better running native at home on my Tv than it does in those videos.


    My friend has the Ps4 version and yesterday we compared them back to back. The water looks a lot better on the next gen version, with foam on the surface and rubbish floating around near the docks. The waves look higher and it just moves more realistically. Also the coloured neon signs reflect on the wet road/pavement which they don't do on current gen. The other thing we noticed is the absence of light shafts on current gen. Apart from those three things though the game just looked clearer running at 900 on the Ps4 as opposed to 720p on the 360. Obviously there is more pop in and tearing but only if you look for it, which I don't, so don't really notice, although I can appreciate some people may find this offputting. It runs pretty solidly in my experience too. Putting all that to one side though the 360 version holds up pretty well, the rain in particular and the puddles on the floor look very pretty and the game itself is very enjoyable to play, infact I haven't put it down since my copy arrived on launch day.

    The thing is even Watchdogs on next gen compared to Gta 5, Gta 5 looks better, and that game isn't a particularly great looking game imo with some very muddy textures in places (particularly the grass/floor textures). Considering the amount of ram available in the new consoles, the game shouldn't look a little better - it should look like a completely different game (like Sonic 1 did on say the Master System compared to the Megadrive) and it just doesn't. The difference is far smaller in other cross gen games, and I think devs have simply gotten lazy with their coding. The people saying current gen is holding next gen back, it isnt. The only thing holding it back are lazy devs. At the end of the day though I'm glad I still get ot play the newest games on my old consoles and don't have to fork out 350 quid plus for a new system. I will upgrade eventually, but only when current gen is actually last gen (like the Dreamcast, Ps2, Xbox and Gamecube are now), or when devs can't be bothered to put the effort into the current gen version anymore (which happened to the ST and Ps1 versions of games at the end of their life). At the moment though, for them to ignore millions of current gen owners would be a colossal business error and it looks like there will be some great games coming out for the 360 and Ps3 for at least the remainder of this year.

    Sorry for the essay! That just had to be said.
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  • Metro Redux is brighter, shinier, with "far fewer compromises" on console

  • SonicUk 30/05/2014

    It looks nice but I fear making it overly bright will take away some of the atmosphere. For example, in the picture above isnt it meant to be dusk and therefore dark? Isnt the world supposed to be destroyed and look all desolate and depressing? It looks like they just changed the time of day and in doing so ruined the atmosphere of that particular scene which was like that for a reason. Reply +2
  • Does Watch Dogs deliver on its stunning E3 2012 reveal?

  • SonicUk 28/05/2014

    Looking forward to the full face off. Eurogamer, can you please make sure you pit the current gen versions against their next gen counterparts? I find this really interesting and it also gives current gen owners an idea of what to expect or weather to make the jump and get a newer console.

    I have the 360 version and to be honest when I saw the leaked current gen gameplay I thought the game looked horrendous graphically. However, I was pleasantly surprised when I got my copy yesterday. All the fine detail the youtube vids missed I could see (games always look better in real life than in vids) and the game actually looks really pretty when it rains (especially at night). I'd very much like to see how it stacks up against the more powerful platforms.
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