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  • Sega to offer 300 staff voluntary retirement as it focuses on smartphone and PC online games

  • SonicUk 30/01/2015

    So sad to see them shift focus to the now obligatory "mobile" market. Touch screen controls and/or Pay-To-Win mechanics inbound...no thanks.

    Super Hang On. Shinobi. Outrun. Altered Beast. Streets Of Rage. Golden Axe. Shenmue. Perhaps if Sega actuay listened to their fans and made proper sequels to the games they love and have been asking for for more than two decades (excluding Outrun, as the last entry was only a decade ago and the Golden Axe remake on the last gen machines, well that wasnt even Golden Axe as far as I'm concerned) they'd have more money. They were also on the right track with Sonic with Colours, Generations and Sonic 4 Episode 2. So what did we get after? Sonic Boom. Thanks Sega. Sad to see things going this way, but as they are so out of touch with what their fans actually want I guess its only a matter of time. Sad to see people lose their jobs as well.
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  • Evolve has a free-to-play match-3 mobile game

  • SonicUk 30/01/2015

    Anyone else getting fed up of this? I'm getting increasingly infuriated at these "companion apps". Dont publishers realise that I just want to play my home console or computer game at home on my big screen without having to download other crap on my mobile to get access to stuff locked away in the main game or progress quicker? Why cant I just play the damm game in its entirety on the format I bought it on? Whats wrong with these publishers??!? Reply 0
  • Performance Analysis: Dying Light

  • SonicUk 29/01/2015

    @Ironsoldier - I'm mainly a console gamer but from time to time I do dabble in the odd Pc game, as I found fan games and mods give it some great exclusive experiences you simply cant get on closed platforms. My favourite mods are Crysis 1 Realifesis 2 (which I used in conjunction with a texture pack as well as my own config I wrote) and Half Life 2 Cinematic mod 9 (there are later versions but 9 retains the exact same gameplay, music and characters and simply upgrades the graphics so the core experience and atmosphere is preserved). The great thing is these mods run very well on my creaky old rig as well which is a bonus! As a Sonic fan I'm tempted to try out the Sonic Generations level mods next as I've seen some Youtube videos recently where people have remade levels from past games and put them into Generations and they look great. Reply -1
  • Deactivated Ubisoft game keys were bought from EA's Origin using stolen credit cards

  • SonicUk 28/01/2015

    Difficult to know what to make of this. One the one hand of course Ubi would rather you use "Uplay" so they can charge a fortune. On the other hand if it is true then customers have to be even more wary of where they buy their games from, although in this case the customer was completely unaware and I'm not sure theres much a customer could do. When I buy games I dont contact the vendor to ask if my game is stolen for example and even if it was how honest would the retailer be or would they really conduct a full investiagtion? Its unrealisic to do that with everything you buy, and once you start doing that where does it end? The most sensible thing to do is buy from well known and well established retailers, but even then you're not completely safe. Difficult situation all round. Reply +3
  • Dragon's Dogma Online revealed

  • SonicUk 28/01/2015

    @SavageEvil - Thats your opinion and you are entitled to it and I respect that. BUT, I am also entitled to my opinion that Pay-To-W...sorry, I mean "Free To Play" is the bane of videogames, does nothing but destroy franchises, rip off customers and that any game designed with them in mind is compromised from the start. Reply +1
  • SonicUk 27/01/2015

    As soon as I saw the title I thought I bet its "Free To Play" and what do you know - it is!

    I liked the original but have no desire to play this. First of all I like my rpgs single player, or at the very most with the option of player hints (like the Souls games which can all be played completely offline if you wish). However, the biggest turn off by a country mile is the Pay To Win shit thats inevitably made its way into the game. Hopefully they'll release a proper sequel at some point.
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  • Ubisoft deactivating keys it says were "fraudulently" obtained and resold

  • SonicUk 27/01/2015

    @Doppelkammertoaster - Unfortunately steam is of no use to me as even if you back the games up and then reinstall you still have to activate them at least once (drm). As you say, with most games nowadays you need an internet connection to verify them and thats the very thing I take issue with. Its fine as long as the servers are up, but in 10, 20 or even 30 years time will they still be (for example I still play games that are that old, so future proofing is a big deal for me)? Reply +3
  • SonicUk 27/01/2015

    @Darren - I agree its a very slippery slope to go down and Ubisoft need to clearly explain exactly what the issue is, especially when people have purchased through legitimate sources. As you say I too wonder if this is yet another bullshit publisher tactic, this time to force customers to buy through the official (and by sheer coincidence, most expensive) store? If it is a genuine response to fraud then I think customers deserve a proper explanation, as the customer buying from a genuine store is not to blame. Reply +2
  • SonicUk 27/01/2015

    @Doppelkammertoaster - Yeah. I would always stick with physical but if I had to go digital I'd go with GOG as they are drm free and I would encourage other stores to take this approach. Reply +2
  • SonicUk 27/01/2015

    @Doppelkammertoaster - I agree wholeheartedly about drm. All it does is encourage piracy and lose the publisher sales, not gain them. I've even resorted to cracking my own physical games that I've bought in the past with no knowledge it contained online drm (every time you boot this single player only game up it asks you to log into a server). Why should I have to go to such extreme lengths and run the risk of getting virues etc from dodgy sites just to play a single player only game, on a physical disk I've actually PAID FOR legitimately? Digital distribution is the natural evolution of that with most games either tied into some kind of server handshake on boot and even if not the games can be removed from the store at any time, meaning if you have had to format your hdd or get a new machine they are lost, forever. Sadly I can see where this industry is going. Ah well, in a few years time when everythings digital I guess I can always play my retro games so all is not lost. Reply +2
  • SonicUk 27/01/2015

    This is a prime example of the pitfalls with digital gaming - your game (that you've PAID FOR) can dissappear at any time without warning. You are effectively at the publishers mercy and in this case its Ubisoft - the worst publisher of all. Maybe in this case the codes were originally obtained using fraudulent methods, but the end customer had no idea when they legitimately (or so they thought) purchased the game. I'm sure a full investigation is ongoing, but even so its hardly the customers fault. Reply +2
  • Microsoft sold 6.6m Xbox consoles in Q4 2014

  • SonicUk 27/01/2015

    Why dont they just release proper sales figures? For all we know the entire lot could be 360's minus one xbox one console. Its ridiculous. We all know the xbox one is selling much better now so why not release actual figures for it? Reply +4
  • 'Sorry about Christmas' PSN discount rolls out Friday

  • SonicUk 26/01/2015

    @FMV-GAMER and Dalamar42 - Yeah, its quite sad tbh. I didn't come here for an argument and may have got a little frustrated in my response to Fox-2076 who kept replying but hadn't appeared to have read what I was trying to say properly (or certainly hadn't addressed it in his/her posts). I wont change my opinion on the topic although I have no hard feelings towards Fox. I was just trying to convey my opinion on the article topic and gave reasons why I felt what Sony were doing was wrong. Reply 0
  • SonicUk 25/01/2015

    @FMV-GAMER - Fully agree mate. Its a waste of time trying to have a logical discussion though as no matter what you say their love of brand loyalty will automatically override any and all logic or all facts relating to the matter. Reply -1
  • SonicUk 25/01/2015

    @Fox-2076 - Dev studios (most of which are third party). Sony are a corporation that make hardware and have some first party studios (which are not related to this matter, they are dev studios and do not represent the companys business PR department). I am loyal to no company, I simply buy the games and systems that interest me because of the games available on them. Companys should remember that without the customer they wouldn't have a business, not the other way around.

    Now for tor the fifth (might be sixth, I stopped counting as I've repeated it so many times to no avail) I DID NOT EXPECT ANY COMPENSATION FOR A FEW DAYS DOWNTIME. HOWEVER, IF SONY FEEL THEY HAVE TO GIVE SOMETHING BACK AND CALL IT AN "APOLOGY" AT LEAST GIVE SOMETHING WORTHWHILE AND NOT A TOKEN GESTURE SUCH AS THIS. I WOULD HAVE BEEN HAPPY WITH JUST AN APOLOGY OR EVEN NOTHING AT ALL AS OPPOSED TO THIS PR STUNT DESIGNED SOLELY TO MAKE YOU SPEND MORE MONEY.

    And yes, when I worked in retail management if the company felt it did something wrong it would apologize publicly or give out vouchers for a worthwhile amount meaning the customer could genuinely get something small for free as a small gesture of goodwill (akin to my suggestion of putting funds in your wallet). It wouldn't expect you to pay more for stuff you wouldn't have normally bought and knock ten percent off the bill. Oh, and your suggestion of "open the tills so they could help themselves and beg them never to leave" is just plain stupid and just goes to show you have no idea what you're talking about. Who would do that? Mind you if you've bothered to read my posts properly then you would realize that isn't what I said or was trying to convey at all.

    Oh, why am I even bothering? Again, its pointless to have a rational discussion with you as you clearly haven't read a single word I've written. Please continue to let your undying love of a corporation that doesn't even know you exist rule your judgement. With people like you no wonder publishers are getting away with so much shit.
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  • SonicUk 23/01/2015

    @Edz72 - So anyone who speaks out against anything they see as morally wrong is rambling?? What a crazy planet this is. I'm surprised given that rule set we've evolved at all.

    @FMV-GAMER - Pretty much agree with everything you've said mate. Well done for sticking to your guns and not accepting the propaganda of industry apologists (who are absolutely beyond belief) and as we know are the very people corporations count on so they can continue to take the piss out of their customers. Before I was lucky enough to get my job in IT I worked in retail management for 15 years. Number one rule of customer service? Don't piss off your customers. I guess the games industry has a different view on customer service. For the record (and this isn't aimed at you) I don't hate Sony or any other company (except JML and possibly Ubisofts PR department) although it must be stressed I'm a fan of games, not platforms or corporations. At the risk of repeating myself here, as you said, as a paying customer I would not expect compensation for a few days downtime, and am gratedful for the extra five days of Psn, that would have been enough, but if Sony feel they have to give something then given the choice between an apology or "10% discount" I would have been happy to accept an apology rather than a token gesture designed solely to make you spend even more money on something you probably wouldn't have bought otherwise. Still as I "hate the company" and all that I'd better stop now, or I may get accused of rambling or some other nonsense.
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  • SonicUk 23/01/2015

    @Fox-2076 - Im well aware it happened to Xbox live as well (although the Live service was up and running in a much shorter time). However, this is not an xbox article, its a news article explaining what Sony are doing in this instance. I've already stated several times I dont expect compensation or think I am "entitled" to anything. However, its pretty obvious by your reply you havent read my post properly. May I suggest you go back and do so before throwing blind insults out of ignorance? I did not reply to your original comment to argue. I replied to try and explain to you my position (judging by the comments here and on most other gaming sites its a position many people share) and why I think what Sony are doing is morally wrong. Reply -1
  • SonicUk 23/01/2015

    @FMV-GAMER - Same here mate. I know the attack itself wasnt Sonys fault and dont really blame them for that (although I think it is universally agreed that Sony do need more/better servers and security in place), but if they wanted to say "sorry for the downtime" anyway I woudve been happier with that rather than this "10% discount" pr nonsense. Reply 0
  • SonicUk 23/01/2015

    @Fox-2076 - Sorry Fox, but this is not an apology and I can afford to buy pretty much whichever games I wish, so this is not complaining because I want something for nothing. As other users have said its a publicity stunt, pure and simple. A way of looking like you're giving something away as "compensation" when you're actually charging people even more money. I'm not one of those "self entitled" gamers (whatever thats supposed to mean anyway), but as I said if you're going to offer compensation at least do it properely. All this has done is leave a bad taste and they'd have been better off not saying anything at all. Alternatively they could've offered something genuine like the afore suggested £5 or £10 in your wallet to spend on whatever you wish, which would have come across as a genuine effort. Reply +3
  • SonicUk 23/01/2015

    Any service can and will go down at some point due to outside interferance or interal issues so I wouldnt necessarily expect compensation as it was only for a few days rather than months. However, in this case this does come across as little more than a token gesture and 10% equates to hardly anything.

    "10% OFF!"
    * as long as you give us more money
    **only on selected items

    If you're going to offer compensation of some sort at least do it properly. Give users a free game or drop £5 or £10 in each users wallet so they can spend it on whatever they wish. This though? It just comes across as a giant pisstake.
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  • What happens when Ikaruga's director remixes one of Sega's all-time greats?

  • SonicUk 23/01/2015

    Have to join in on the 32x discussion. I had one, and enjoyed it for the most part, although the games library was sorely lacking (mainly due to it being a stop gap for the incoming Saturn). The great thing about it though (and the most appealing thing for me) was just like the Mega Cd, you didn't have to sell your old machine and all your games to play new ones on updated hardware. Back in the day I had Virtua Racing Deluxe and Chaotix on mine and they were great games. As a collector and a massive Megadrive fan I dabbled with the idea of picking one up recently to play Chaotix and Virtua Racing again but at the prices those games are currently going for (especially Chaotix) I just deemed it not to be worth it for two games (and I already have Virtua Raching on the Megadrive and Saturn). Interesting times back then though, I just find that I don't get anywhere near excited about games and systems today as I did back then (the last time I can remember being really excited about a game was when Tdu launched, which was the game solely responsible for me buying a 360 at the time). Maybe publisher bullshit the industry seems to promote these days has dampened my enthusiasm for modern gaming somewhat, but for me those 8 and 16 bit days were the pinnacle of gaming for me and will never be beaten. Reply 0
  • SonicUk 20/01/2015

    @bone-on This among anything else is why I love retro gaming so much. Everyone who experienced the original games in their time has stories to tell that take you back to your own childhood memories and how exciting gaming was back then. Fully agree with what you say about most modern games being a 5-15 hour slog, and although I have played some very long games that I didnt want to end (Half Life, Mass Effect, Deus Ex Hr and Oblivion all spring to mind) I generally agree with you about the simple pick up and play nature of older games and is probabaly the reason why I've completed so many of the older games but haven't finished half as many modern games.

    Retro forever :-)
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  • Digital Foundry: Hands-on with the Evolve beta

  • SonicUk 23/01/2015

    @donniebox - If thats true then they should last the distance. The old consoles may have outlasted their original window, but we got some cracking games as a result where devs were forced to learn new optimising tricks to keep current games running/looking good on such old hardware. As a result I was happy that the last gen lasted as long as it did (its still going now infact) as I got to to play some truely wonderful games that wouldnt have normally been possible on those machines. Reply +1
  • SonicUk 23/01/2015

    I suspect its down to cost. If the components were of a higher spec the consoles would cost a lot more and people would be complaining (like they did at the Ps3's launch when Sony were trying to charge 550 quid for it, although part of that was sheer arrogance at the time). To keep costs down the manufacturers opted for off the shelf, low power parts, hoping developers can optimise (which addimetely they've had a lot of time with the long lifecycle of the 360 and Ps3 to learn how to really get the best out of now out of date hardware, for example Crysis 3 and Battlefield 3 both look highly impressive on those platforms given the now relatively low spec of the internal components). I do however in this case think the descision to go with low power parts was a mistake with the current generation we have now. They couldve gone with something a little more powerful and added 50 notes to the price. I dont think that wouldve been too disasterous and would give the consoles more breathing room. Don't get me wrong, I'm perfectly happy with my Ps4 but I doubt it will last as long as the 360 and Ps3 did given the cpu specs which will be the bottleneck before anything else. Reply 0
  • SonicUk 22/01/2015

    @IronSoldier - I know. It seems every comment thread is populated by five year olds! I do find their articles pretty entertaining most times and occasionally they'll print a tech article thats pretty useful but as for commenting I'll stick to Eurogamer I think! Reply 0
  • SonicUk 22/01/2015

    @IronSoldier - Thats cool (and I thought I had a lot of retro stuff) and I know you own consoles as you're pretty well informed and have posted stuff and info about them in other threads. My original comment was not aimed at you. Reply 0
  • SonicUk 22/01/2015

    @IronSoldier -Yeah, that is certainly true. The comments section on ign for example makes for some depressing reading and makes me ashamed to be a gamer! Reply 0
  • SonicUk 22/01/2015

    @IronSoldier - Not angry or bitter (what would I have to be bitter about exactly?). Just my observation that most of the people complaining about the performance on the consoles in this thread are (going by their post history) self confessed Pc gamers and to be honest I'm pretty sick of all the Pc dick waving going around on this site in general. Of course, Im sick of console fanboys as well and just wish the whole thing would just stop so we can get back to discussing actual games like we used to.

    Digital foundry tend to vastly exaggarate any performance deficits in their articles while many games they've labelled as borderline unplayable I've had no issues with whatsoever. I grew up on Acorn Electron and Atari 2600 games so with that in mind maybe I'm immune to slight frame drops or performance hiccups, but I just dont see it unless its under the 15fps mark or is inconsistent (I completed Crysis on my old P4 2.8 rig back in the day at an average of 17fps and found it perfectly playable for example).
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  • SonicUk 22/01/2015

    @L_A_G It seems the vast majority complaining about console performance in here are Pc gamers - who dont game on consoles. Rather ironic. If the game was an unplayable mess like Unity at launch I'd say they had a point, but everything in the article suggests otherwise, with only minor drops the vast majority of console owners would either not notice or not care about. Reply -2
  • Video: When remakes improve on the originals

  • SonicUk 23/01/2015

    @smelltheglove - You're probably right. I just prefer the old pixelated 2d graphics and 8 bit soundtrack. Nostalgia plays a big part in that. Reply 0
  • SonicUk 21/01/2015

    @retr0gamer - I agree about Ducktales. Much prefer the graphical style of the original. The remake lost all the atmosphere of the older game for me for some reason, cant put my finger on what it is, but I prefer the older graphics/music. I'm not against all remakes or anything though, Mgs Twin Snakes comes to mind as a great remake. I also enjoyed Black Mesa (although not sure if this would be classed as a mod). Reply 0
  • Man's basic invention levels Destiny character while he sleeps

  • SonicUk 23/01/2015

    @PlugMonkey - No need to expain, I understand exactly what you're saying. What I'm saying is I wouldnt get any satisfaction out of it and don't see the point if you're not going to play the game properly. His character may be level 20, but he is level 1 as he didn't get there on merit. Its no different to playing using someone elses save. Yes, it may be a fun experiement, but thats all it is. He cannot claim to be an actual level 20 on a character using this method as he didnt put the effort in to do that himself. As for Destiny itself, I'm pretty sure his mind would wander to doing this on any other game if it wasnt Destiny, as its obvious thats just the way he is going by the lengths he has gone to to make a device/contraption to play the game for him, which probabaly took him more time to think up and build then if he just played the game and got to level 20 on merit, and as I said if he couldnt be bothered to do that then why is he continuing to play the game if he didnt like it/got bored of it? Therefore, it is not specific to Destiny. Reply 0
  • SonicUk 21/01/2015

    @PlugMonkey - Im sorry but I just couldnt get any satisfaction out of doing this, whether its a secondry character or not. To me it defeats the whole point in playing the game - levelling up and earning that level and xp the proper way. This doesnt say anything about Destiny, you could level the same comments at Cod, Battlefield etc. I think too many people are too quick to use this as yet another excuse to bash Destiny because they dont like it, instead of just saying the game isnt for them, and as I said this could be applied to any game with a levelling system. After all, if he doesnt like the game then why is he playing it (level 20 is where the real grind begins which I can see why it would be off putting to some players but this guy is levelling up to 20 automatically, then actually playing from there so knows exactly what hes in for)? Reply 0
  • SonicUk 21/01/2015

    This is not a problem with the game itself as it could be applied to any game with an xp levelling system but is absolutely pointless as he didnt get to level 20 in Destiny, his invention did. Whats the point in being level 20 if you didnt do it yourself? Wheres the satisfaction in that? Why bother buying a game like this if he cant be bothered to play it? Hes exactly the kinda guy who would buy EA "timesaver packs" dlc.

    @ Charming_fox - Well said.
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  • Axelay saw Konami at its 90s peak

  • SonicUk 23/01/2015

    I have this game and its awesome. The article didnt mention when you take a hit your currently equipped weapon gets destroyed, forcing you to choose from your remaining two. Take a hit again and you're down to the last one, take another hit and your ship is destroyed. This brings in a layer of strategy. Do you use the better weapon in the hope of getting through the level (but knowing if you take a hit your firepower will be reduced) or do you try and get through the level using less powerful (but better area of effect) weapons and save the more powerful weapons for the boss? As I said, this adds a significant layer of strategy and I'm surprised it wasnt mentioned.

    Great game though, with amazing graphics and music. I'd highly recommend to any retro fan, particually if you like scrolling shooters.
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  • So, what do you actually do in No Man's Sky?

  • SonicUk 22/01/2015

    @Dalamar42 - Fair enough mate. I hope we see a physical, and offline version of No Mans Sky, because it does look interesting and if its as good as it sounds I'd be happy to purchase (pending user reviews and other sources of information such as youtube gameplay vids etc - always more honest than journolistic reviews imo). Reply 0
  • SonicUk 22/01/2015

    @abeeken - thanks for the response. I am pretty much in the same boat. When I was younger I could only afford one console at a time and so would sell my old stuff on to finance the purchase of a new console. For over 5 years now I have been buying back all my old systems and games (and even some I never owned back in the day). Like yourself I get a great feeling seeing my old game boxes displayed on the shelf, complete with instruction booklets (something which publishers have been slowly attempting to fizzle out in today world, much to my frustration and anger). I agree that out heritage needs to be preserved but as usual with most problems in this industry today, publisher greed is ruining even that.

    One of my pet peevs in when a game that is clearly single player orintated or that has a perfectly playable "solo mode" forces you to be online to play regardless (Elite Dangerous, Destiny, The Crew) so they can implement always online drm. Frustratingly, where before there was massive outcry when Ubi did it with Assassins Creed, now it seems to be broadly accepted which is just wrong and anyone who speaks out against it is unbelivably classed as a "moaner" or told its "just the way things are now". I dont accept that, and never will, as I know things can be so much better. Even games with an online component such as Tdu are still playable offline, with bots filling in for absent players so there is no excuse for other games of this type not doing something similar. However, to try and justify this online requirement the publishers brand it as an "mmo" but is not a true mmo (such as wow where in a game such as that I can understand the need to be online as the world is constantly changing and the whole experience has been designed from the ground up to be a multiplayer one).

    If people wish to play and pay for these games thats entirely up to them, but I will always choose to avoid them and instead continue to buy and play games that can be played offline. I dont mind something that has a multiplayer option (such as cod for example where you have the standalone offline single player game and a online multiplayer option), but you should always be given the choice.
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  • SonicUk 22/01/2015

    @Dalamar42 - Oh, I wasnt necessarily aiming the age thing at you mate, just speaking in more general terms, and I cant deny I have missed out on some great digital only games, but I have my reasons and for better or worse am sticking to them. I wouldnt mind so much if on console you could back up your digital only games onto a disc but as most download games come with drm if you ever had to buy a replacement console in a few years when the service is shut down you'd find those backups are worthless without the licences (which by then you wouldnt be able to re download). As I said I like to keep my games forever so digital only or anything that requires an internet connection at any point whatsosver to function is of no interest to me. Reply +1
  • SonicUk 22/01/2015

    @Dalamar42 - probably, but thats my perogative. I collect my games as well as play them so something which is digital only or has always online is literally worthless to me. Gamers growing up now dont know any different but I'm from an older generation who remembers how good things were (and how good they have the potential to be) without publisher bullshit. As for "get with the times" if that means spending money for games that come with expiry dates then I'd rather live in the past thank you, where I can play any game in my collection at any time, forever. Plenty of devs are still making physical games with no drm, so theres no reason to not buy those modern games with those qualities. I just avoid anything that has an expiry date. Reply +2
  • SonicUk 22/01/2015

    I commend the devs for trying to do something different but its such a shame theres no physical release. Also the alarm bells started ringing when he started talking about "other players" I'm well aware you'll hardly ever bump into them as the universe is so big but even so, just mentioning then suggests its always online which if true once again would mean yet another single player game disguised as an " mmo" to justify online drm. If so I wouldnt touch it. If both those issues were addressed I'd probably buy, but it has to be in a box and has to be 100% playable offline from the title screen to the end credits for me to justify a purchase. Reply -5
  • Retro first-person shooter Strafe® parties like its 1996

  • SonicUk 21/01/2015

    Is it Glide only? If so I'll have to get a wrapper for my Ati Rage Pro 8mb as its a direct x card only. I suppose I can run it in software renderer if not. Also is it soundblaster compatible? Lastly does it come on a floppy or do I need to buy one of those fancy Cd rom drives? Reply +1
  • Assassin's Creed Unity: Secrets of the Revolution DLC released

  • SonicUk 21/01/2015

    @Gregtacular £60 a cartridge? With the exception of Megadrive Virtua Racing (as it contained the Svp chip to get the game to run) and Sf2 (which was just a rip off frankly) I never paid more than £40 for any Megadrive or Snes game. Reply +5
  • Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare dev hands out "reverse boosting" bans

  • SonicUk 20/01/2015

    Amazing the lengths some people will go to so they can be at the top of a virtual leaderboard. Instead of playing the game properly they must spend hours, days even figuring out every exploit just to get 1up on the competition. Sigh...This is the very reason why I dont play Cod online anymore (stopped playing it online after Mw2), and why I much prefer playing against bots - something which thankfully you have been able to do since Black Ops 1 and the developers have continued to make use of since. I generally buy Cod for the campaign anyway but at least with offline multiplayer vs bots I can finally get some use out of those multiplayer maps. Reply +1
  • Motorcycling game Ride release date revealed

  • SonicUk 20/01/2015

    @Rev0Knuckle I agree. I may buy it regardless as well for the same reason. Wonder if my Cbr500r will be in it? I doubt it. More likely it'll be the Cbr600rr but you never know. Reply 0
  • Assetto Corsa review

  • SonicUk 16/01/2015

    Sounds good although I was quite surprised at the score as the reviewer didnt seem to like the career mode? Ive been saying for years sites should ditch the score and just print the text from a review as the score often conflicts with the wording.

    The review also wasnt clear on whether theres any weather/night racing etc? Also, the thing about the abs/traction control being set to factory levels as default is something I've been going on about for years so its nice to see someones actually gone ahead and done it. Cars that didnt come with abs or traction control should not have the option to turn them on and cars that did have abs from the factory should have the abs on all the time - just like the actual production car. Traction control should be set how it is in the car you're driving so if the production car has multiple settings or simply an on/off switch this should be reflected in the game. Good to see a developer beginning to take this into account as it makes the experience seem more authentic for me.
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  • Assassin's Creed Unity: Dead Kings review

  • SonicUk 16/01/2015

    @MHWilliams - Plenty of youtube gamers with much smaller budgets than gaming sites can capture and upload videos/screenshots. There is no reason why gaming sites cant do the same, especially when places like digital foundry exist. Reply +1
  • Watch Dogs 2 must "appeal to fans in a new way", creative director says

  • SonicUk 16/01/2015

    @leonhang I enjoyed it a lot more than any Gta (Ive grown tired of Gta as a series). I couldnt stop playing Watchdogs til I finished it. Its one of the few open world games except Ac and Sleeping Dogs I've actually finished, the reason being the story drew me in with those games and I wanted to keep playing to see what happens next. Gta has failed to do that for me for some reason. Just my personal preference. Reply +6
  • SonicUk 16/01/2015

    @Some_Goats I never slagged it off (although I will slag off the publisher until they start respecting their customers). You misunderstood my comment. What I meant was the game seems to be a magnet for criticism from people that have never played it. I for one enjoyed the first game and am happy to see others did as well. Reply +5
  • SonicUk 16/01/2015

    Here we go (shitstorm incoming). I for one am looking forward to the sequel. If only it wasnt published by Ubisoft...I wonder when they'll announce the "season pass" and "dlc"? Reply +9
  • Xbox One top-selling US console for second month running

  • SonicUk 16/01/2015

    Did ms release any sales figures at all or was this "shipped"? If it has genuinely sold more than Ps4 then hats off to them, the system seems to be gaining momentum if thats the case, but I would like to see actual figures to clarify. Reply -6