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  • In Theory: Will future consoles share identical tech specs?

  • SonicUk 04/05/2016

    The article assumes most people who chose a Ps4 over an Xbone did so because of the (negligable) power difference. However, the elephant in the room is that now infamous E3, which really set the tide against the Xbone from the start which is a shame as now all that rubbish has been ditched its actually a very good console imo. Unfortunately it will forever be tarnished due to MS customer shafting policies at the time which are no longer in place due to the massive negativativity it created (and who says "moaning" on forums doesn't work?). Reply -2
  • Watch: We spoke to the creators behind Uncharted 4

  • SonicUk 04/05/2016

    @IronGiant - Don't forget Skippy invading the thread to give a backhanded compliment to Uncharted before talking about Tomb Raider as well. Reply +6
  • Digital Foundry: Hands-on with Mirror's Edge Catalyst

  • SonicUk 04/05/2016

    Interesting but lets see how the final game turns out rather than take for gospel the demo version shown here. I am glad however the devs have pushed for effects over resolution. I expect the final launch game to be slightly more optimised than this but I would prefer 30fps like the first game over 60 so the devs can make the effects even better (resolution and fps are literally the least important part of enjoying playing a game to me as long as they're stable). Also, contrary to what the article says I had no issues at all with controller response in the first game or any other game I've ever played on consoles.

    I do know digital foundry like to make a mountain out of a molehill though. In all the years of reading their articles I have yet to come to the same conclusion as them for any game I've played. Games that were "borderline unplayable" or apparently had poor graphical effects, low fps, lod issues etc I never had any issues with but then again I don't count pixels, analyse framerates or look for any of that other stuff when I'm enjoying playing a game, so perhaps I'm less sensitive/less caring about these things than others.
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  • It looks like a mocap actor has revealed Watch Dogs 2's new protagonist

  • SonicUk 04/05/2016

    I don't get the hate for Aiden Pierce. Currently playing the game though for the second time (first playthrough was on 360 second is on xbone), and I like Aiden. I think his character is cool and quite mysterious and I would've liked to find out more about his backstory and motives in the second game.

    Love the game. Can't wait for the sequel.

    Edit - Three negs for liking a game?
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  • Uncharted 4's multiplayer content will all be unlockable for free

  • SonicUk 04/05/2016

    Ah, the old "timesaver" excuse. Just because I like Naughty Dog, that doesn't excuse them for adding transactions into a full priced game "optional" or not. Disgusting.

    My dislike for modern gaming grows by the day...
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  • Looks like Call of Duty is leaving the PS3 and Xbox 360 behind

  • SonicUk 04/05/2016

    @thomascai - You clearly haven't seen Rise Of The Tomb Raider on 360 then. It looks almost identical to the Xbox One version and really shows what last gen can do in the right hands. Reply -1
  • SonicUk 04/05/2016

    Not surprised in the slightest. Blops 3 clearly showed they couldn't be bothered with last gen anymore not only having no single player but also having the worst last gen graphics I've ever seen (even worse than some Ps2 games I've played). Makes me wonder why they even bothered releasing it. I said at the time if you can't be bothered to make a game properly I'd rather they didn't make it at all and I stand by that. Reply 0
  • Halo and Destiny designer announces sci-fi mystery Asemblance

  • SonicUk 04/05/2016

    @LowlyKnight - I've been saying that for a few weeks. What the hell is going on with these annoying spam bots lately and do the people responsible for this garbage actually think anyone reads it in a completely unrelated forum and thinks "Oh yeah, that sounds like a great idea!"? Reply 0
  • You can't buy Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Remastered separately

  • SonicUk 03/05/2016

    Well, thats a shitty move. I would've happily bought it had it been on a disc as I'm sure would plenty of others. Reply +1
  • Here's the first trailer for Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare

  • SonicUk 03/05/2016

    @Stan546 - You do realise that people actually DO buy cod for the campaign? I do, as do a number of friends. We are a minority granted but we still buy cod soley for the campaign. Reply +1
  • Nioh on PS4: 1080p30 or 720p60 - you decide

  • SonicUk 29/04/2016

    @jacobpreston - So basing your assumption on absoultely nothing as you havent played the finished game and haven't got access to a Neo? Thought so. Reply +1
  • SonicUk 29/04/2016

    @jacobpreston - Ah, you must have access to a Neo and a copy of the game to know that. Thanks for the info. Reply +1
  • SonicUk 29/04/2016

    Hmm, I don't care about framerates as long as they're stable, and don't care about resolutions either as long as they're 720p or above in this modern era. In this case given the choice I think I'd opt for 720p and 60fps as there seems to be some issues getting consistent framerates at 1080p. This is an alpha build though, so theres plenty of time to improve things although its pretty sad that resolutions and framerates seem to get the headlines these days rather than people discussing the actual game itself which is what I care about. Its looking good so far, although I would really love a Ninja Gaiden 4 with a return to the gameplay from the original. Reply -1
  • Fable developer Lionhead closes down today

  • SonicUk 29/04/2016

    Just to show my support for the devs I have just purchased Fable Anniversary and Fable 3 brand new. Wishing all luck in finding new work and thank you for the great games you've made. Reply 0
  • SonicUk 29/04/2016

    Unfortunately this is what happens when you're forced to first make a game for an accessory that wasn't wanted, needed or asked for and then forced again down the shady route of pay-to-win, er, I mean "Free To Play" for a franchise that has traditionally always been sold as a full game, offline experience. That must have been pretty disheartening for the staff who have put their hard work and dedication into making the Fable franchise what it is today. I feel sorry for them and would like to wish them good luck for the future. Reply +26
  • Deus Ex: Mankind Divided's six-minute trailer explains it all

  • SonicUk 29/04/2016

    @Tomo - People who love the game and want to collect stuff. People like me actually. I cant wait for my collectors edition.

    However, I do agree that digital content should in no way shape or form be part of any collectors or "day one" editions (I mean, how can you "collect" dlc?) and that collectors editions should be just that - collectible physical stuff for dedicated fans. Everything prior to going gold should be on the disc at launch.
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  • Sony's PSN is making more money than all of Nintendo

  • SonicUk 28/04/2016

    Cant wait to see what Skippy has to say about this. Reply +2
  • The Gears of War 4 season pass costs 40

  • SonicUk 27/04/2016

    @PlugMonkey - The reason I said about the 60 quid game, 20 quid dlc is because I'd never actually buy the dlc! However, with reference to the game price going up with inflation 60 is the absolute limit of what I would be willing to pay. Of course, I'm perfectly happy to continue with the current pricing of games but even so I still expect a game to include all the content that was made prior to going gold, and not have chunks of content cut out during development to be sold back as "dlc", especially at these ridiculous prices they're trying to charge, irrespective of the price of the game.

    Also when I enquired/cast doubt on publishers claims that games cost more to make now, I was talking about this generation vs the last. I'd like them to justify that claim and find out if its really true or just marketing. I suspect the latter for the reasons I gave before but am happy to be corrected.
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  • SonicUk 27/04/2016

    @redcrayon - It depends on the game tbh. Games like Sonic I could complete in about 40 mins or less speeding through. However, if I took my time, killed every baddie I could find, collected as many rings as I could find, went exploring and collected all the emeralds the game could last an entire day. Of course, it was so much fun I'd play it again, and again, and again (I must have completed Streets Of Rage 2 over 100 times by now and still play it today for example).

    Then theres stuff like Jungle Strike, Road Rash, Super Mario World, Super Mario All Stars, Jurrassic Park (Snes), Sim City 2000, Donkey Kong Country...these games would keep you going for months.
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  • SonicUk 27/04/2016

    @PlugMonkey - I think a 50/60 pound price for the game and 20 for dlc would be much more in proportion for what I'm willing to pay. As I said before I'm not totally against proper dlc (dlc thats been made after the game is out and not talked about til after release, not months before which is talking the piss), although I would much rather have a physical expansion pack with the content on an actual disc. And yes, if its on the disc you've paid for you should absolutely have access to the content. Hdd space is 't an issue with all platforms having expandable storage.

    Also, what puzzles me is developers are saying games are more expensive to make this gen. Shouldn't they be cheaper? No more optimising for hardware with 512mb ram and lower spec components compared to todays consoles. No more having to downscale textures and come up with new programming tricks to squeeze games like battlefield 3 and crysis onto older hardware. Surely at this time devs can just brute force their programming with the huge amount of ram and extra power of todays consoles compared to last gen? Am I missing something? I'm interested in learning about game development so would like to find out more.
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  • SonicUk 26/04/2016

    @PlugMonkey - Thats a fair point about Sonic mate, and true I may be slightly guilty of that one, to a point (I havent bought any of the Wii U sonic games as I don't own a Wii U, you know I would of had I had the console!). Why cant they just make a Sonic Generations 2? Or even a proper original trilogy remake with 2.5d graphics?

    Perhaps you may have a point concerning games costing more nowadays due to inflation. However, I maintain that when I buy a game I don't expect it to be cut up into chunks before its even released to be flogged back to me at the same price as the game itself, and as I said it's the people paying for this that make it bad for everyone. Actual genuine expansion packs that add hours of entertainment to a game I don't have an issue with (I bought the physical Oblivion expansion pack for example) but this isn't that. It's just gouging the player base for all its worth, especially if those maps and content do turn out to be on the disc itself.
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  • SonicUk 26/04/2016

    @PlugMonkey - Because no matter how shit something is they'll always be some fools that buy it regardless, in this case making it bad for everyone.

    I also can't see how any if this "content" has more features or content than the stuff I was playing back in my youth which for the same money gave me a FULL game.

    I think the main problem stems from todays younger generation of gamers who've grown up knowing no different, literally, so they buy into this crap thinking its perfectly normal, acceptable and is the way things are supposed to be - it isn't.
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  • SonicUk 26/04/2016

    I see Skips is in a completely unexpected and surprizing move defending this, even going as far to say SHIT like this represents "good value". I'm absolutely sure if it was a Sony game his stance would be no different in any way...

    I've never bought a "season pass" and I never will. The only dlc I've ever purchased was for Tdu 1 on the 360 at launch when I wanted all the cars. As time went on and publishers saw dlc as a customer milking opportunity I saw it for what it was. I will buy Gears 4, but they can shove the "season pass" up their arse.
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  • SonicUk 26/04/2016

    "Watching a womens face drop in Game recently told me everything you need to know about modern gaming. Buying for her kids, she was then told about a 'season pass' and the kids all piped up "yes, yes, yes" the counter monkey grinned from ear to ear and the lady looked furious as she forked out another 20 odd quid! It's a crying shame!"

    Ah, this is Games primary customer base and the only reason they are still going - ignorant customers who literally don't know any better (if they did they'd go elsewhere). I really hope these vultures disappear from gaming, the sooner the better.
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  • SonicUk 26/04/2016

    So, as usual the dlc and "season pass" are announced and talked about in great detail by the publisher before the game's even out, not to mention being the same price as the actual game.

    Fucking beautiful.
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  • It looks like this year's COD is named Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare

  • SonicUk 27/04/2016

    @Number_Johnny_Five - I do actually have one-single-solitary download of Crysis on the 360, which promptly got backed up to a disc and put in its own case I made up. It now sits proudly in my collection. If there was any other way to get it on a disc though I would have purchased it.

    Not sure why you have such a problem with what other people do though or how they spend their money.
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  • SonicUk 27/04/2016

    @Number_Johnny_Five - I have a huge collection as well, just no downloads (for one thing I can't "collect" them). Also I can't stand football.

    As for "saying no for no reason" I have my reasons which I can't be bothered to list here as its nothing I haven't said several times before. You have your view, I have mine.
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  • SonicUk 27/04/2016

    @Number_Johnny_Five - Ok I tried to be nice. Now please fuck off and take your downloads with you!

    Also, what has a persons age got to do with downloads? Before you go I'm genuinely curious.
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  • SonicUk 27/04/2016

    @Number_Johnny_Five - Touche'. I could go into a massive rant about how silly I think you are for adopting digital and list everything thats wrong with digital and why its so shit, but I wont force my opinion on you just like I expect others not to do the same on me. Reply 0
  • SonicUk 27/04/2016

    @poite1983 - The only cod game I didn't like was WAW, directly due to the fact it was set in WW2. I think people just hate something popular because its "cool". I see the same kind of comments in assassins creed threads for example. People don't seem to understand that popular games have sequels which the whole point of is to be more of the same. If people don't like it fair enough, don't buy it. Theres no reason to clog up a comments thread on a popular game you're not interested in and hate by posting you're not interested and you hate the game (not directed at you personally, more the general attitude towards games like Cod, AC etc). Reply -2
  • SonicUk 27/04/2016

    @Number_Johnny_Five - No thanks. No disc - no sale. Reply 0
  • SonicUk 27/04/2016

    Haters gonna hate, and I really couldn't care less what they think of the games I enjoy, although it does seem funny how Bioshock was allowed to have "Infinite" in its title, but as soon as Cod does it gets slated by people who hate the game, have no interest in the game and yet can't wait to sign in and post in the comments section of a game they apparently have no interest in to say they hate the game. What a waste of time.

    I'm not exactly sure what people were expecting. Its a sequel, not a new game. Its supposed to be like the previous games, as (newsflash) thats what sequels are. Don't like it? Don't buy it.

    I for one love Call Of Duty (single player only) and will be picking this up for the campaign. Also very interested in a Modern Warfare remaster but I really hope its also released on disc and not just confined to a download. Still, early days yet. Will be keeping an eye out for more news.
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  • Uncharted 4 pops up on eBay as shops break street date

  • SonicUk 27/04/2016

    @cloudskipa - I wouldn't go on anything you recommend, plus unfortunately I can still see your deluded dribble in other peoples replies. Reply +1
  • SonicUk 27/04/2016

    @Clouskipa - Sticking your nose in an Uncharted (Sony article) and once again posting ms propaganda while slating Sony. Haven't you got anything better to do than ONCE AGAIN stinking up another thread with your bullshit? I've always had ms consoles, the 360 is my favourite modern console and my xbone is now my primary now gen console since purchasing it in September and even I'm sick of your crap. Reply +1
  • SonicUk 27/04/2016

    And why the fuck isn't Skippy banned yet? As usual, he pops up in a Ps4 thread talking shit while promoting his pro ms propaganda. Mods, for the love of god please I.P ban this tool. He's been at it for YEARS, and is notorious for it on this site. Reply +3
  • SonicUk 27/04/2016

    @SHPanda - I never said I couldn't afford to buy games etc, you just came to your own conclusions without knowing the facts.

    I'm not being funny, but I don't have to justify to you or anyone else how I manage my finances but on this occasion I will say money isn't usually an issue at all and to be fair I did have the cash sitting in there for months, ready for Uncharted (preorder money is immediately set aside when placing the order and not to be used for anything else), but have had to fork out 120 quid for a new rear tyre for my bike in an emergency situation after having an unexpected puncture - just 7 days after buying it brand new and so was running a little short by the end of the month (I fully expect to get punctures etc, but 7 days after buying a brand new bike with brand new factory fitted tyres is taking the piss and incredibly bad luck). As the game isn't supposed to be out for another two weeks you'll forgive me for thinking it's safe to borrow the cash from my account for a few days so I can get to work and top it back up at the end of week (for example how would you cope if you put a certain amount in the bank for a direct debit due on a certain date but they took the money two weeks before the debit date - before you've paid the money in?). Anyway, I've topped it up last night to be safe with some emergency funds so all is well now.
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  • SonicUk 26/04/2016

    Well, I hope they don't try and take the money out for my copy early, the money wont be the bank til friday and doing this kind of thing can cause customers to get charged by their bank unfairly when the release date clearly states its not due out for two weeks yet. Reply +1
  • Sony: Uncharted 4 copies stolen while in transit - and now police are involved

  • SonicUk 27/04/2016

    Didn't the article yesterday also say Amazon had dispatched copies early? Reply +1
  • Nintendo's NX console launches March 2017 globally

  • SonicUk 27/04/2016

    I've long suspected the next Zelda will be cancelled on the Wii U and development shifted to the NX. This news all but confirms that. I think Nintendo would be better off releasing it on the NX as a launch title which will gather interest in the run up to the consoles launch and sell units. Reply -3
  • Ubisoft's The Division glitches made the headlines on Fox News

  • SonicUk 27/04/2016

    @RSX901 - I did the same thing as you when doing my GCSE's years ago back in the 90's. I spent the entirety of my "study leave" playing Megadrive and Mega Cd games and watching Bad Influcence and Gamesmaster episodes. The thing is revision doesn't have any effect on me. I learn by doing. If I haven't learnt it in the lesson, staring at a piece of paper for hours isn't going to change that. I got decent enough grades in my exams and am now in my dream job so it all worked out for the best. Reply 0
  • SonicUk 26/04/2016

    Ok, so I must apologise, I hadn't watched the video and had only gone by the article which made it sound very anti gaming. Having watched the video I can now see what everyone is talking about, my bad.

    Fox news are still scum though!
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  • SonicUk 25/04/2016

    @carmagainagain - Pro gaming? Openly slamming a game on a completely off topic comversation he started on live tv is "Pro gaming?" Mmmmmm okay...

    The only positive is that at least publishers are being called out for releasing unfinished games, but its a shame it has to be these leeches doing it.
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  • SonicUk 25/04/2016

    Fox news are scum and will do anything to push their anti-gaming agenda, evidenced by this twat talking out of his arse on live tv on a completely off topic subject he knows nothing about. Reply -21
  • Eurogamer is hiring again!

  • SonicUk 25/04/2016

    @dailygeek - Seriously, you actually sit there and count? Maybe they could hire you as a grammer policeman/sentence consultant. You seem to have plenty of time on your hands. Reply 0
  • SonicUk 22/04/2016

    Get back to me when you are looking for some freelance work eurogamer. I'd be happy to contribute. The only problem is I call publishers out on their bullshit so I don't know if my articles would be suitable, depends how far you would be willing to go and what your policies concerning such things are as obviously I realise there are certain lines you cannot cross as publishers threaten to stop sending review copies/give interviews etc, which I understand, although I am under no such obligation, hence I speak my mind when it comes to such matters.

    Edit - It seems people are happy to let publishers shit on the industry with narry a word said. No wonder this hobby is headed down the toilet.
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  • Gearbox confirms that Borderlands 3 will be its next game

  • SonicUk 25/04/2016

    Awesome. Love me some borderlands. What I love most about the previous games is I never felt like the game was constantly trying to gouge my wallet (unlike Destiny), didn't try and make out its was an "mmo" to try and justify always online drm (unlike Destiny) and had loads of content right out the box (unlike Destiny). I also love the random weapons generation in borderlands and the millions of weapons as you never know what you're going to find. Truely great games and great value for money with massive open levels/hubs and good humour as well. Reply +1
  • AMD "design wins" suggest three upcoming console reveals

  • SonicUk 22/04/2016

    @FawkeSolid - Whats wrong with that? I'd buy that in a heartbeat! Reply 0
  • Amazon marks GTA5, FIFA 16, Minecraft and more as "exclusively for Prime members"

  • SonicUk 22/04/2016

    @Bluetooth - Tell that to the publishers mate who give GAME exclusivity on 99% of special editions. I would describe that as entrapment.

    As for amazon, as I said below I'll be shopping elsewhere from now on.
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  • SonicUk 22/04/2016

    And seriously, I said it in another thread this week but I'll ask again...What the hell is with the influx of spam bots lately?! Reply 0
  • SonicUk 22/04/2016

    @Fragtaster - I'm not sure why you're getting negged either mate (ANOTHER example of this absurd "comment voting system" that along with the fanboys has been the bane of eurogamer for far too long and has to go as all it does is actively DISCOURAGE conversation - the exact opposite of what forums are for).

    Anyway, I upvoted your last comment mate. I see nothing in there except logical, reasonable discussion.

    Edit - negged myself for wanting the site to be improved in a way to encourage discussion and helping another user. Congrats - you've just proven my point.
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