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  • Bulletstorm remaster adds playable Duke Nukem

  • SonicUk 02/12/2016

    Physical or download only? Would like some more information please! Reply +2
  • Assassin's Creed 3 will be free on PC in December

  • SonicUk 01/12/2016

    Ah sweet. This will be the perfect game to test out my new lappy...

    "Available on UPlay"

    ...On second thought, think I'll give it a miss.
    Reply -2
  • Red Dead Redemption will finally be playable on PC, via PlayStation Now

  • SonicUk 01/12/2016

    @GustavSoul - Sadly its not looking likely, along with the Mass Effect Trilogy remaster that people have been crying out for. In both cases it seems the perfect time to release remasters to build up hype ahead of both franchises sequels being released next year. Madness. Reply 0
  • SonicUk 01/12/2016

    - Pay to play games you already own.

    - Timed exclusive publisher bullshit.


    Welcome to modern gaming.
    Reply +1
  • Advertising Standards rules No Man's Sky Steam page did not mislead consumers

  • SonicUk 01/12/2016

    @BigDannyH - Funny, I was about to say the same thing about you regarding what planet you live on. The fact is, customers have been directly and blatantly lied to from the makers about the features of a product they've paid money for. The price of the product is irrelevant. The ASA have shown complete and utter incompetence here and makes me question why they exist at all if they're not going to do anything about a product that's been (and continues to be) falsey advertised. Reply +2
  • SonicUk 30/11/2016

    Ah I see. So its ok for customers to be mislead and products falsely advertised as long as the price of the product is below a certain threshold. Good to know. Reply +1
  • SonicUk 30/11/2016

    @swisstony - Hyperbole? No, just an opinion. Reply 0
  • SonicUk 30/11/2016

    I've lost what little faith I had left in humanity. Reply -32
  • Respawn "doesn't know yet" whether it will make Titanfall 3

  • SonicUk 30/11/2016

    Sounds bad. I think the problem wasn't that it launched alongside cod and bf, it's that there are simply too many games launching in q4 and people can't afford them all. It's like this every year and is a bit ridiculous tbh. The quality of the games has generally been very good. I haven't played titanfall itself yet, don't get my copy til xmas but absolutely cannot wait. I did play the beta and enjoyed it surprisingly, even though online vs isn't my thing at all. Can't wait to play the single player. Reply 0
  • Why I think big console game sales are down

  • SonicUk 30/11/2016

    I'm not sure about "failed to excite". The author must be speaking about himself as I have found 2016 q4 games to be very exciting. For example, Cod infinite is one of the best cods in years and quite possibly my best. Yes, what the publisher did with the cod4 remaster is disgusting and will sadly forever tarnish infinite, but I didn't buy infinite to play a remaster, I bought it to play the actual game. Who cares what a bunch of saddos with too much time on their hands, down voting videos thinks? That doesn't have any bearing on infinite being a good game. Titanfall I can't wait to get my mitts on at xmas, same with gears, same with horizon 3. Watchdogs 2 on the other hand you only have to look at the main character and his "associates" and look at how they butchered a promising game series to see why its not selling well. Apart from that I think this q4 period has been a cracker for games. Possibly so much so that people are struggling to afford them all, which is why sales are down at the moment. I don't think that has anything to do with the quality of the games (except watchdogs 2). Reply -2
  • Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare Legacy Edition - the one that includes Modern Warfare Remastered - down to 50

  • SonicUk 24/11/2016

    It's a shame this whole thing will forever taint Infinite and it will be remembered for the wrong reasons. I absolutely loved Inifnite's single player (not interested in online) and it rates as one of my best Cod games, if not the best. It helps I'm into sci fi, but even so I really enjoyed the campaign and thought the story was pretty decent.

    As for Cod4 remastered, put it on a disc and release it and I will buy. If not, no sale. The original still looks pretty good to me on my tv (certainly nothing like the purposefully downgraded, zoomed in as far as possible, low quality videos that appear to be recorded using a vhs camcorder pointed at a tv playing the game, which the comparisons put out in the hope of making the original look like shit) and I'm happy to still play that if the remaster remains download only.
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  • DriveClub vs DriveClub VR: the costs and benefits of virtual reality

  • SonicUk 24/11/2016

    @SvennoJ - Why can't we have both (graphics and gameplay)? Reply +1
  • SonicUk 24/11/2016

    @Ryze - It wasnt brand new in 1990. Its has actually been around in one form or another since the 60's believe it or not. There was a huge push for it in 1992-1994 and again a few years later with the virtual boy (what a joke that was). Just like 3d (also been around for a very, very long time) it comes around once in a while where the industry tries to push it hard, after a few years it disappears again and about ten years or so, give or take, it appears again. Repeat the cycle. Reply 0
  • SonicUk 24/11/2016

    @SuperShinobi - Sorry mate, I just have no interest in Vr at all until they invent the holodeck. I don't get the "immersion" thing either. You dont feel the vibrations and G forces like you would in a real car. You don't feel the pedals, the seat, the controls, or the nice materials they put on the doorcards. If I want to sit in a nice car and look around I have my own real car for that. As for actually playing it, gaming to me is supposed to be relaxing. The last thing I feel like doing after a 45+ hour week is getting home and putting on some bulky headset so I can twist my neck and head around to move the screen (and depending on the game, wave my hands and arms around) when I could just lie back on the bed, relax, put on a game and play it with a pad.

    I'm not trying to put anyone down, we each like different things. All I'm saying is that I have no interest in Vr and would much rather play the uncompromised normal version of the game.
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  • SonicUk 24/11/2016

    As someone who has less than zero interest in Vr (regardless of the industry's insistence of trying to push it every ten years, just like 3d) I have to say this sounds absolutely shit. Pretty much all the graphical effects that made DC so special and so unique have all gone, all for a pointless gimmick. I expect I'll get negged into the ground for saying that, but still I'll stick with the awesome regular game thanks. Reply -7
  • UK retailer wants you to buy Nintendo Switch for 198.50 right now

  • SonicUk 24/11/2016

    Why pay in full right now when u can preorder literally anywhere else for free (except those vultures at Game), not pay a penny until dispatch and get it delivered to your door at launch?

    Also, had a massive issue using Gameseek's amazon store once. They sent me the wrong game. After contacting them I was advised to return it and as soon as they recieved it back they'd send me the game I actually ordered. I then waited weeks and had to contact them several times to find out where the game I actually paid for was. I couldn't work out why I had to wait weeks because of their cock up. Why didn't they dispatched the game I ordered in the first place if I provided proof of posting for the returned item? I eventually receievd the game I ordered almost a month later, but I wont be using them ever again and advise extreme caution when dealing with them. I since found out about their reputation, and they have it for a reason.
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  • Sounds like Xbox One is getting a new Guide menu

  • SonicUk 24/11/2016

    I never use snap so wouldn't mind seeing it replaced with something useful, but tbh all I want is the ability to remap the triggers on my pad like I can with the other buttons. If I can't do that it renders the whole button remapping feature useless. Reply 0
  • So, about that Assassin's Creed Ezio Collection glitch video

  • SonicUk 24/11/2016

    An unfinished ubisoft game? Well, I never expected that! Reply 0
  • Watch Dogs 2 launch sales nowhere near Watch Dogs 1

  • SonicUk 21/11/2016

    That first picture in the article expresses better then words everything that's wrong with the sequel. Reply +7
  • Watch Dogs 2 review

  • SonicUk 15/11/2016

    @TeaFiend - Leave mushrooms alone! What did they ever do to you? Reply -1
  • Sharing Watch Dogs 2 genitalia got someone banned from PSN

  • SonicUk 15/11/2016

    @its-Captain-snowy - I recon they'll blame Brexit (seems to be an excuse the government use for everything).

    Personally I don't see the issue here. The platform has specific parental controls that are there to limit stuff like this from unsuitable ages. If parents can't be bothered to use them, how is that the guys fault? Sure, he knew what he was doing, but this is simply in game content, not real genitalia.

    I must admit though, the decision by Ubi the have NPCs in the game going commando does come across as being done just to stir up controversy and publicity.
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  • Watch Dogs 2 online is broken: what works and what doesn't

  • SonicUk 14/11/2016

    What irony that a game centred around networks, hacking and being online has a major problem with online networking on launch. Reply +34
  • Watch: Ian does some terrible things to virtual snowboarders in Steep

  • SonicUk 10/11/2016

    Any info on whether this is playable offline? I'm interested in exploring the mountain in my own time on my lonesome but have no interest in always online drm (disguised as "an mmo"). Reply 0
  • Skyrim Special Edition patch causing game crashes on PC, PS4, Xbox one

  • SonicUk 10/11/2016

    I remember the orignal download release of Shivering Isles had a game breaking bug that would make the game crash after 200 hours. Sure its a lot of hours to sink into the game, but as the dlc was merged into the base game which is huge, its entirely feasible some dedicated players would exceed that amount of time. They did patch it fairly quickly (I'm unsure if the later physical release had this issue fixed on the disc?) but all the same, to be released in that state raises serious questions about their QA which are still unanswered to this day as game breaking bugs are just as prevalent as ever in Bethesda games. Reply 0
  • SonicUk 10/11/2016

    @andrewsqual - Hi mate. I can't say I've ever had an issue with off disc installs like you described, perhaps that's been fixed in a previous firmware update?

    Edit - A neg for talking to another user about installs?!!? What the hell's wrong with this site?
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  • SonicUk 09/11/2016

    What annoys me on the xbone is that unless you're completely disconnected from the network you're efficitvely forced to patch the game or it won't boot up. Sure you get "asked" if you want to install a patch, but unless you're completely offline after that point if you click "no" the game just goes back to "do you want to install a patch?". Even on Ps4 you can actually choose "no" but are then booted offline while playing the affected game unless you then download the patch. In effect if you choose "no", both systems might as well display a middle finger on screen with the words "fuck you!" underneath. It would be nice to continue playing the game on either console fully online if I don't wish to patch. Obviously I can understand multiplayer having to be the same version but I cannot understand why single player mode or single player games do this?

    As for Skyrim being a buggy, unplayable mess, this is a Bethesda game after all who have a long history of releasing unfinished games. If their recent review "embargo" press release is to go by they fully intend to continue to do so.
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  • A new Metro game has been teased for next year

  • SonicUk 09/11/2016

    Awesome. I love the Metro games. The only weak point I feel is the stealth in which its a little too easy to get spotted (especially in the first game). Even so, I'm really looking forward to another entry in the series, just please keep it linear and don't ruin it with making it open world just for the sake of it. Also, no shoehorned in multiplayer mode. Keep it just like the last two games and you'll have a winner and will get my money. Reply 0
  • Mass Effect Andromeda $199 Collector's Edition includes remote control Mako

  • SonicUk 08/11/2016

    Eurogamer - on Shop to it says the standard game (only edition they are selling) is just a code in the box "due to the number of discs required"). Is it possible someone could look into this?

    Update - this message only appears on the mobile site, but on the main site it only shows for the Pc version so there must be an issue with their site (as someone who has zero interest in download only games I breathe a massive sigh of relief). Please disregard. Thanks.
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  • SonicUk 08/11/2016

    So 199 dollars equals 280 quid does it? Someone should hand Game a calculator. For that kind of cash I'd expect a REAL Mako. Why am I not surprised Game have their claws all over this? As much as I love my collectors editions the whole thing has just got out of hand now, with what used to be a steelbook case, a soundtrack CD and an art book for a tenner more than the standard edition now escalated into plastic toys, DIGITAL content (that you cannot collect) and massive boxes you need a spare room just to keep them all in, all for a ridiculously overinflated price. This Game exclusive bullshit the publishers insist on is effectively holding people to ransom and taking all choice of where to buy a product (that isn't made by Game) away. That's entrapment in my book.

    Rot in hell Game, its no less that you deserve. I'll buy my copy from a decent, reputable retailer who values its customers and doesn't employ underhand, dirty, dispicable, disgusting, underhand sales tactics to rip them off as much as possible.
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  • Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare launch sales down nearly 50% on Black Ops 3

  • SonicUk 07/11/2016

    Awesome game. Not interested in multi with unknowns (although might give vs bots a go sometime) but started it last night and really enjoying the campaign so far. Way better than blops3 (which is tied with ghosts as a low point in the series imo). I like sci fi so am enjoying this, although I think we may just see mw4 next year as that seems to be what the fans want.

    I think the whole saga of bundling the remaster with infinite warfare only (at this time, we all know it'll be released separately down the line due to "fan demand") turned a lot of people off, which I can understand as the way it was gone about by the publisher was very underhanded, however, that's a shame as that will forever overshadow what is otherwise a very enjoyable game imo.
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  • Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare PC multiplayer won't work between Windows Store copies and Steam

  • SonicUk 04/11/2016

    @I_Am_CatButler - I see. When I say client I meant the actual client you have to load up before selecting your game, so steam and win 10 store in this case. Once you're past that and into the actual game I just assumed they all use the same servers to host matches etc. Reply 0
  • SonicUk 04/11/2016

    @I_Am_CatButler - Ah right, thanks for the explanation. I just assumed the game would need the client to connect to its own servers to get the game to pass the drm check and boot the game, and then from that point the multiplayer side of things would all use the same servers provided by the publishers for each platform.

    What you say does make sense though, but hasn't there been other games on different clients that can still play on the same servers (I don't know, this is actually a question!)? If not then this is a good example of why there shouldn't be multiple clients and everything should be unified, or better yet, have no clients. Have steam, Origin etc just as stores only and let gamers buy their own games from wherever they wish with no drm (wishful thinking I know).
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  • SonicUk 04/11/2016

    Firstly, WHAT THE HELL IS UP WITH ALL THE SPAMBOTS ON THIS SITE LATELY?

    Secondly, I can't understand the reason for this. Surely the game uses the same servers on the Pc platform, regardless of what store/drm client you purchased the game from?
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  • Now everyone can wear an official Xbox One onesie

  • SonicUk 04/11/2016

    I'd rather wear a fucking bin bag then wear one of those. Reply -2
  • Face-Off: Titanfall 2

  • SonicUk 04/11/2016

    Well, its sad that once again it didn't take long for yet ANOTHER df thread to degrade into a console vs pc pissing contest. Shame we can't just be happy that people here share a common hobby and talk about the actual article... Reply 0
  • SonicUk 04/11/2016

    @Apostate - Are you serious? Reply +3
  • SonicUk 04/11/2016

    @Apostate - I was wondering how long it would be before he showed up and attempted to once again belittle consoles to somehow make himself (I assume) feel better about his chosen platfrom, as if anyone enjoying their console gives a crap what him and others like him think. How his constant trolling has been allowed to go on for years on this site is a mystery. As for consoles being underpowered, compared to what? A top spec pc or a low spec office box? Its like me constantly going out of my way to try and belittle people with a worse car than mine or a smaller house. Its pathetic. I have no idea why you're defending him, except if you're agenda aligns with his of course. Reply +1
  • SonicUk 04/11/2016

    @George-Roper - How many times does one have to say "I'm not interested" and don't feel the need to explain/justify my reasons" before people get the hint?

    As for "girl", you presume a lot while knowing very little.
    Reply +1
  • SonicUk 04/11/2016

    @rodneydavis - "The best possible way" is subjective. Besides, as I've repeatedly said I have no issue whatsoever with anyone enjoying any game on any platform. I do have an issue when a fanboy of a platform tries to belittle the competition and convince everyone to join said platform. Reply 0
  • SonicUk 04/11/2016

    @ISmoke - Oh I wasn't. I have friends who game on Pc, and I believe everyone has the right to game on and enjoy any system they bloody well choose. Its the fanboys that try and belittle the competition while simultaneously trying to convince everyone to game on their preferred platform that winds me up. Reply -1
  • SonicUk 04/11/2016

    @sloth09 - Nice post. I agree that there should be a choice of what parts of a game you can install. I have no need for all language packs except my own language and am not interested in multiplayer so would just want the English language pack and single player portion of games installed. Added up across the library, that would save a substantial amount of disc space.

    Also, if you're buying a pro just because it has a 1tb option why not just stick a1tb (or more) HDD in the original ps4?
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  • SonicUk 04/11/2016

    @rodneydavis - I'm well aware of the PC's advantages thanks very much (I own two of them and also work in IT) as well as it's drawbacks. Just because there are now Xbox one games available on the pc platform doesn't automatically mean I wish to play them on that platform.

    As for "look better and play better". That's entirely dependant on what hardware and configuration it's being run on. It could end up looking worse and playing worse, again hardware specific. Oh, and I'm well aware you can use joypads on a pc. I have two 360 pads hooked up to my Pc right now, but ONLY to be used as a retro gaming machine. I have zero interest in playing modern games on the Pc due to numerous reasons I won't get into here as I have no interest in pissing contents nor the Pc as a modern gaming platform.
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  • SonicUk 04/11/2016

    @Yoona - Sure they're cherry picked facts, I don't think anyone is disputing that. However, they're also very well known facts by now which any Xbox one owner will doubtless be aware of and also not care about because they're too busy enjoying their console and games regardless, rather then posting elitist drivel on a thread somewhere. Reply +9
  • SonicUk 04/11/2016

    @Yoona - Using "facts" to clog up threads with Pc fanboy bullshit? That's a new one. Perhaps you'd be better served by playing the platform you claim to love instead of bashing a console you don't? Reply +10
  • SonicUk 04/11/2016

    Yoona - You seem to have an unhealthy obsession with how devs optimise their games on a rival platform you clearly don't own. May I suggest you move on and just enjoy the games you have on the platforms you do own, instead of clogging up numberous threads with fanboy bullshit? Thanks awfully. Reply +12
  • SonicUk 04/11/2016

    @Apostate - Nope, I can't see the texture difference at all. Why do you presume there's anything wrong with my eyesight or that I need glasses just because I can't see a miniscule difference between what look like identical screenshots (for your information I had an eye test two weeks ago as it happens and my prescription is up to date)? Most of everything df report on I just can't see at all. Mind you, I don't sit 1 inch from the screen. I'm not saying there isn't a difference. I know the game is running at a higher res with more AA and filtering etc on different platforms. All I'm saying is I personally just can't see it, except for shadow quality. Is that so hard to understand? Reply +1
  • SonicUk 04/11/2016

    In all honestly, I know Df are paid to analyse every pixel, but apart from shadow sharpness I really can't see any visual dfference (as with the majority of their comparisons). Game looks stunning on all platforms. I'm sure the fanboys will of course have a different point of view! Reply +1
  • Skyrim mods on PS4, Xbox One, PC - How to install mods in the Special Edition release

  • SonicUk 04/11/2016

    Would it have been too much to have a menu in game to install the mods or have them on the respective stores? This seems a lot of hassle and just another way for another company to get your details (ie make an account). Reply 0
  • Here's everything in Watch Dogs 2's 29.99 season pass

  • SonicUk 04/11/2016

    @Ajent - Thanks for your reply. As I mentioned previously I have nothing against expansion packs prolonging the life of a game as long as they are done properly and in a pro consumer way. These "season passes" though and the shameless way they are talked about by the publisher, detailing exactly what content is in it (content that has been cut from the game pre-launch) is just a customer shafting pisstake, in my opinion of course.

    When internet consoles became more mainstream at the beginning of last gen and dlc was in it's infancy I too thought it was a good idea for those who want to add more value to the games they love. However, it didn't take long for the publishers to start abusing it until its at the point where we are now. As I said before, by accepting it or doing nothing the publishers are getting exactly what they want and will continue to do it (and more - the latest worrying trend is paying extra to get a game early - wtf?). Personally I've seen the industry I used to love slowly rotting from the core for years, and 99.9% of the blame for that can be laid squarely at the publishers feet.

    Agreed that voting with your wallet in the majority of cases doesn't work because there must be plenty of people who are coughing up, although at least I know I haven't given money to a greedy publisher trying to flog me stuff thats been ripped out the full game. Just because there are different characters or quests does in no way mean the content wasn't in the game to begin with. If they have the cheek to be advertising it before the games out then imo it has clearly been cut from the main product. If it was genuine then they should keep quiet about it until a few months after the main game has launched. At least that way it wouldn't generate bad publicity and ill feeling in the community.
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  • SonicUk 03/11/2016

    @Ajent - To address your points...

    By purchasing these "season passes" people are effectively giving the green light to publishers who see its ok to shaft customers because there are people that will pay, regardless.

    By not saying anything, the problem will not go away.

    Ignorant? Not at all. I'm sorry if my post came across so. It was not meant to offend, more to make someone with that viewpoint stop and think for a minute about how doing nothing still makes shit like this bad for everyone. Things will only change if theres a voice to be heard, a voice that hits them where it hurts and votes with its wallet.
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