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  • The next Need for Speed is a reboot

  • SonicUk 22/05/2015

    @JaqenHGhar80 - ? Yes it did. If you got pulled over more than twice it used to play a video of you being arrested. There was also a police scanner inside your car. Reply 0
  • SonicUk 22/05/2015

    As someone who has been a fan of the series since the very beginning colour me very, very dissapointed.

    Rivals, Hot Pursuit and The Run were great. Personally I was hoping for a sequel to The Run. Nfs for me has always been about blasting down lovely country roads with georgeous scenery in exotic supercars you'd never be able to afford in real life, possibly being chased by the cops. It has always been a game for supercar enthusiasts. It has always been more about DRIVING than RACING. I wish they'd stick with that formula and also bring back the car trivia (it started to come back in Hot Pursuit 3 and then vanished again) slides and videos. Bring back cockpit view. If I want to race hatchbacks I'll play one of the other thousands of identikit racers out there that feature them, tuning and modding.
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  • Devil May Cry 4: Special Edition gets a June release date

  • SonicUk 14/05/2015

    @A_Nonny - Ah awesome. Thanks for the info. I will try and import the jap version then as I'm pretty sure it will work on a european Ps4.

    @grassyknoll - Yeah it seems very strange. The original was a physical release, Dmc was a physical release (even when remastered) and Dmc4 remaster is a physical release in japan, but no europe or us? I dont get it. With a few exceptions (Crysis 1 on 360 as it was the only way to get it, ditto for Soldner X 1 + 2 on Ps3) digital only games do not interest me as I like to have something physical to show for my money. If japan gets a physical release so should eveywhere else. The same thing happened with Okami on the Ps3.
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  • SonicUk 13/05/2015

    @grassyknoll - Not sure why you were negged for pointing out an observation. I didnt know this game was digital only in the west until I read your comment and then looked it up to confirm, and I am infuriated by this mind bogglingly stupid descision (as was the same with Okami hd being digital only in the west) which explains why I have been unable to find it listed on any shopping site. Its a no sale from me then, unless the physical Jap version has english voice acting and runs on a Pal Ps4, in which case I'll import it. Reply 0
  • Sony's knuckles rapped over PS4 20th Anniversary Edition competition

  • SonicUk 13/05/2015

    Bit of a misleading headline. It seems Game were found just as guilty so why does the headline only mention Sony? Reply +3
  • Assassin's Creed: Syndicate launches 23rd October on PS4, Xbox One

  • SonicUk 13/05/2015

    Do want. I love me some AC action.

    Now, there are a number of things Unity removed that I would like to see put back...

    Dynamic time of day.

    The slow push (to gently move people out of the way).

    The old combat system (the new one was awful and just felt like mashing buttons).

    Ability to hide underwater.

    The old movement/climbing system (again, the new one was just awful).

    Unlimited eagle vision (instead of being an upgrade).

    Horses.

    The ability to perform instant takedowns by holding the action button down whilst running towards an enemy.

    It seems that there just wasnt time to implement these things in Unity. Now that the groundwork has been done it should just be a case of refining, so I'm hopeful we'll see most of these features return, although I dont hold out hope for a return to the old combat or climbing systems.
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  • The 33 Batman: Arkham Knight Season Pass

  • SonicUk 28/04/2015

    Sigh. As usual the publisher monitisng tactics and dlc content announced before the game's even out. Modern gaming is depressing. How has this crap been allowed to become the accepted norm and how does a "season pass" cost almost as much as the "full" game?

    Publisher greed has been slowly destroying this once great hobby since about halfway through the last generation. I'm pretty sure this will be the last generation of gaming for me, and even now I have little enthusiasm for it after all the shit thats been thrown our way. Instead I find myself going back to the previous gen and retro machines more and more.
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  • Gradius 5 downloadable today on PlayStation 3

  • SonicUk 25/04/2015

    @Mr_V - No worries buddy. Yes, I bet you're annoyed you didn't grab that copy of Delta now! Not to worry, I got my copy on the great bay of E a couple of years ago for under a tenner if I recall so I'm sure you'll be able to pick one up.

    Thought I'd mention Under Defeat as it seem to have been overlooked by pretty much every gaming website out there and not a lot of people seem to know of its existence. I'd highly recommend it as I found it very enjoyable.

    Soldner X 1 was good but imo Soldner 2 was the better game. It feels much faster, has better graphics and just feels like a more polished game imo. There were also more levels (including secret worlds). I don't usually buy digital purchases at all as I like to have a physical copy always, but with Soldner I made a rare exception and I don't regret the decision.

    I'm going to have a look for G Darius and see if I can find a copy. Thanks again for the recommendation. It really does look like my kind of game.

    Resogun on the other hand just doesn't appeal to me. It looks pretty, but I don't feel like I'm progressing when the levels are all small and you can travel backwards as well as forwards (or in the case of twin stick shooters go in any direction). I only like the automatically scrolling shooters. Another couple I can recommend on the off chance you have a Megadrive are Zero Wing (one of the first games I bought for my Megadrive and it has an awesome soundtrack to boot) and Gynoug.
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  • SonicUk 23/04/2015

    @Mr_V Ah, thats too bad about your ntsc copy. Maybe you could find a pal copy at some point from a retro store/ebay if you wanted to play it badly.

    I've heard of G-Darius but tbh I dont think I've ever played it. One of the most recent scrolling shoot em ups I've played and really enjoyed is Under Defeat which I'd highly recommend. Its a vertically scrolling helicopter shoot em up which reminds me of SWIV but with shorter levels. It has an amazing soundtrack, and pretty graphics (and awesome explosions that fill the screen!). I've also recently played Akai Katana which is good, and its sister game DoDonPachi but I dont think they're quite on the same level as Under Defeat in terms of quality or fun imo.

    Have you tried Soldnier X 1 and 2? I dont like digital only games, but in this case I made an exception as these shoot em ups are of a very high quality and I thouroughly enjoyed them. There are also unlockable worlds/endings to find as well so theres defineitly a lot of replay value, and like all scrolling shoot em ups you can just load them up after a hard days work and not have to think too much, so they're very relaxing to play imo.

    I'm not really into shoot em ups that dont automatically scroll so I havent played Resogun or many twin stick shooters as I Iike the old school left to right or vertical approach. I do hope that people continue to make these kind of games as its one of my favourite genres. Music is also a very important part of these games imo and is sometimes neglected, so I hope devs continue to provide great soundtracks for these games.

    Edit - I just checked out G Darius which looks great. I'm gonna search around and see if I can find a copy. Thanks for the recommendation!
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  • SonicUk 23/04/2015

    @Mr_V - I agree. Final was great and had better graphics but I think Delta felt more like R Type, with its steep difficulty curve and more traditional level design. It also had a far superior soundtrack imo.

    I'm not sure if an nstc copy will work on a pal Ps3. (I do know that pal ps1 games work on a pal Ps3 though). Have you tried to boot it up at all? If not, do you have a ps1 or ps2 you could play it on?
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  • SonicUk 23/04/2015

    @Mr_V - Thats strange. R type Delta is a great game (although I did never get past the third level). A physical copy will work on a Ps3 so maybe you could grap a copy off a retro store. I will return to it one day. R Type Final however I did complete, and what an amazing game. I have yet to see all the different world variations though and there are more ships left to unlock so theres more to do still. Reply +1
  • SonicUk 23/04/2015

    Such a shame they took out backwards compatibility with the later model Ps3's. I used to play this on my Fat Ps3 all the time - until I got the ylod. I then upgraded to a super slim but the Ps2 bc was taken out. I can see exactly why they've done it - to charge you more money again. Good thing I still have my Ps2 hooked up via component, but alas I have no wireless pads for it so I have to play it with the traditional wired pads.

    Oh yes, the game...fantastic. I wish devs would make more 2.5d scrolling space shooters like this. Soldnier X 1 + 2 were fantastic and are my favourites (they also have some of the best soundtracks I've ever heard in a game), although to this day I am still sad they never released them on a disk.

    Edit - so negged for wanting bc so I can play my existing Ps2 games on my Ps3 like I could before? Or because I value physical media? Yet another classic example of the "comment voting system" on this site actively discouraging discussion.
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  • Windows 10 release in July, AMD spills

  • SonicUk 25/04/2015

    @L_A_G - Thanks for the information regarding the trap. I assumed there'd be something like this, there's no such thing as a free lunch. Reply 0
  • SonicUk 21/04/2015

    Think I'll stick with Flynn Os12 for now :-)

    In all seriousness though, I'm not a fan of Windows 8. I got a copy installed on a laptop which was a gift, although I installed Classic Shell to get my desktop back to normal as I cant stand the tile interface (I dont like the Metro Xbox UI either and wish I had a choice to revert back to the blades or nxe). Windows 8 does boot faster. A lot faster. I also believe the Os footprint is smaller? However, with Windows 10 in particular something just doesnt add up with the sudden generosity, especially when Ms are openly saying even pirates can upgrade for free. Is it full of ads or spyware or something? Is it full of drm? Whats the catch?
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  • Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 teaser goes all Deus Ex on us

  • SonicUk 24/04/2015

    @rafaelmendes, @ L_A_G - I do agree the tone is very similar to Human Revolution (one of my favourite last gen games). However, I think the general tone is implying they ripped off Mankind Divided which was revealed first so anything that came after would look like its been copying that particular game and/or Human Revolutions marketing videos, but as robbiejc85 said dozons of books, comics, films and other fiction went with a similar "Are cybernetics a bad thing?" theme.

    Lets assume for the moment they did copy Deus Ex. Most games do copy each others ideas, its how things evolve. Look at all the 16 bit Mario and Sonic clones there were back in the day, the amount of sim style track based racing games or indeed how many Cod style military shooters we had last gen for example. Dont they say immitation is the highest form of flattery? This is unfortunate for Cod in one way, although it gets people talking about the franchise so its actually good from an advertising point of view. Tinfoil hat time...come to think of it maybe that was the point? If it was its certainly worked, because here we are talking about it! It does also give the Cod haters more ammo so the internet will be happy!
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  • SonicUk 24/04/2015

    I like the futuristic aspect (although please, no jetpacks). However, the last Cod game, AW, did this, Ghosts was set in the near future, and Black Ops 2 was set in the future 50% of the time. Those are the last three cod games if I recall and they're all futuristic, so isnt it about time we got back to modern day or the time period of the first Black Ops (set in the 70's I think)? I dont think they've necessarily copied Deus Ex though. The game would have been in development for some time, just like Deus Ex. Its just that in this case Square announced Deus Ex first so anything that comes after with a similar setting/theme will look like a copycat although that might not be the case.

    In any event, I enjoy the Cod game's Single Player as it is the videogame equivalent of an action movie and you can just switch your brain off for a couple of hours, relax and have some fun. After a hard week at work that sounds good to me! Looking forward to playing this game myself.
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  • Microsoft apologises for using PC footage in Xbox One Witcher 3 trailer

  • SonicUk 24/04/2015

    Caught red handed.

    "This was in no way intended to misrepresent the title on Xbox One." - I'm sure it wasnt!

    I see the video still hasnt been taken down and replaced with true Bone footage, instead they've issued a disclaimer in the description (hoping people will miss it) and are still using the xbox logo on the video. Also, as others have said if it wasnt intended to misrepresent then there should be no need to issue an apology.

    So, more false advertising from the game industry, and I'm glad its being highlighted. Of course, this isnt just restricted to Ms, they all do it. Bullshots, downsampled trailers, replay footage described as "gameplay", pre-rendered "gameplay" footage shown at conferences etc it all needs to go. One of the worst offenders in recent memory is the Crew and the bullshots Ubi provided to every review website that looked nothing like the final game (I also called Eurogamer out on using these bullshots as they have the equipment to take their own direct capture screenshots). As I said in another thread I used to buy Acorn games back in the 80's with screenshots from other systems on the back, sometimes they even had arcade screenshots!

    This has been going on for a long time and needs to stop. At least these days people are more aware of these bullshit publisher tactics. Only by calling publishers out on this crap are things ever going to change.
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  • Bloodborne's 1.03 patch tested

  • SonicUk 24/04/2015

    @thebreadlord - Not necessarily. The bigger the drive, the more data can be moved per rotation (like gearing up a car by putting larger wheels on it) so loading times will decrease. I have a Samsung 2tb 5400rpm drive in mine, and would be interested to see how well this performs. Reply 0
  • The Elder Scrolls Online PS4/Xbox One requires 15GB day-one patch

  • SonicUk 23/04/2015

    I dont get why the game couldnt just come on two discs which you install? Still, as its an online only game this isnt that bad I guess as you still have to be connected to play it so anyone who was interested in this would have their console connected to the internet and able to download the patch (although it might take a ridiculous amount of time for some - not everyone has a fast, reliable connection available). This would be a deal breaker if it was a single player game though, which would be rendered useless in the future if you needed to replace your hardware and the servers were shut down.

    In the meantime I'll be hoping for a single player, totally offline Elder Scrols sequel at some point in the future.
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  • PlayStation 4 UK price cut to 299 this weekend

  • SonicUk 23/04/2015

    @haruvister - Where? Basic models perhaps but I havent seen a premium (32gb model) for less than 230? I've been looking to get one for months but am waiting til it drops below 200.

    Edit - negged for asking a question or wanting a console?! Unbelievable. Just yet ANOTHER example of how this "comment voting system" is fubar, actively discourage's discussion and needs to go.
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  • SonicUk 23/04/2015

    These price cuts by Sony and Ms "Now only 299" etc are a bit misleading. As the article states the price has already been below that for quite some time, both for the Ps4 and the Bone. Most places have been selling them both at 289 for quite some time. Hardly anywhere sells at full rrp, unless you buy direct from the manufacturer but who would do that? Reply 0
  • Watch nine minutes of The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt footage

  • SonicUk 23/04/2015

    Yep false advertising. No different than what they used to do back in the 80's - put screenshots on the back of my Acorn games from other versions, even sometimes the arcade version! I mean, wtf?! When you got home and loaded the game it looked nothing like that! I'm sure the differences between the Pc version and bone version with this game will be much smaller, but even so its still false advertising. If they're showing the bone version then show the actual bone version. Reply -1
  • Probing the latest Mass Effect 4 leak

  • SonicUk 23/04/2015

    I avoided reading any plot or story info but the rest of it all sounds good, with one exception - the thing about having to keep defending already conquered territories. Some other games do this as well and I find it extremely irritating having to stop what you're doing and re-defend somewhere you've already freed/taken over/whatever. It doesnt serve any purpose except serve as filler to artificially make the game longer (but has the negative side effect of turning an otherwise great game into a pointless grind) and I really hope they ditch that idea. Come to think of it I hope they ditch the multiplayer too and concentrate all their resources on the main game (single player story) as that is what makes Mass Effect what it is. In addition, being able to fly your ship around instead of just plotting a course would be a great addition. Reply +1
  • Microsoft testing Xbox 360 update that adds 2TB USB support

  • SonicUk 19/04/2015

    @matthewbryant - Was that aimed at me?

    I will buy whichever games I wish thankyou. If you read my post properly I expressed my disdain for the direction the industry is headed and said I got more excited about buying older games. I intend to buy Bloodbourne at some point, although I have decided against getting DA as I'm not a fan of the series and am waiting for a new Mass Effect instead. My point still stands however. I'm not sure how buying two new games would change my perception of the industry?

    How is my viewpoint selfish exactly? Am I not entitled to my opinion or not entitled to express it because you disagree with it? Perhaps I think your viewpoint is everything that's wrong with the industry today?

    Both the Crew and Destiny can be played solo, so why the online requirement? Destiny and The Crew are two examples I used to make a point about games being increasingly made out to be MMO's so the publishers can push a mandatory online requirement (DRM) when in fact as far as I can tell there is no technical reason why they could not be played traditionally offline. Both games are installed locally and their assets loaded in locally. The only thing the online portion is used for is to match and connect players for co-op, which if you're playing offline wouldn't be required. Both Tdu games were playable solo offline or online with other people (very similar game to the Crew made by lots of members of the same team) and every Borderlands game worked the same way (again, very similar game to Destiny). You may have no issue with your games you've paid for being taken away from you at any point in the future, but I certainly am not, and refuse to support such practices.

    Yes Singstar malware. I didn't ask for it, I never needed it, I never wanted it, and I certainly didn't actively choose to download it, yet everytime I turn on my Ps3, there it is, the very first thing it goes to, and there is no way to remove it. Head over to the official Ps3 threads to see the hundreds of threads, 1000's of comments long, from angry Ps3 users who have even gone as far as petition Sony to get this removed. Every single one of them has been ignored.

    Thanks for the lifestyle advice, but I think I have a better handle than you to decide whats best for me, no offence.
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  • F1 2015 will be 1080p on PS4, 900p on Xbox One

  • SonicUk 19/04/2015

    @mushi_mush - That setup looks cool and I can understand if you have a setup like that why you would like the companion apps - they can be placed around to mimic actual dials/a dashboard. Good luck to you mate, looks like fun.

    I personally despise them as most people wont have a setup like that and I hate having to take my eye off the main screen, look at an app on a 4" screen, look back to main, look at 4" screen, look back to main, look at 4"...I think you get the point. I just want to play the game on the machine its on and the screen thats setup to use it. What really makes me angry is the way most companion apps are forced upon you if you want to complete/collect everything in the game. Examples of this are Destiny's Grimoire (or whatever they're called) cards which make up the backstory, but you cannot access them in game. Instead you have to download the app and read them on your mobile device which is monumentally stupid and I cannot see any possible reason why they couldn't have been included in the game. AC Unity takes this a step further by locking certain chests containing items that will greatly help you (such as decent armour and weapons) behind a companion app. It was such a disaster they eventually abandoned it and released a patch so that these chests and items can now be used in the game.
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  • SonicUk 17/04/2015

    @IronSoldier - Fair enough. I do think theres an agenda to push it as headline news these days, which to my mind it certainly isnt. Someone with a bone for example probably wont notice or care if a game is 900p and will buy it regardless and enjoy it. I just think these sensationalist articles are published to stir up fanboy wars. Everyone knows the consoles specs by now and most except the most ardent fanboys accept the Ps4 has a small edge in performance. We dont need to be reminded of it on a daily basis with resolution/framerate articles stating the obvious on every single game. That kind of thing should be left to digital foundry articles, which I enjoy reading as I find it interesting how devs make games and get special effects etc to run. However, theres so much that happens in the game industry that isnt commented on it does make you wonder wheather yet another resolution/framerate article should be a priority. Reply 0
  • SonicUk 16/04/2015

    @mushi_mush - No worries mate, everyones got differing opinions and if you like playing on multiple screens good luck to you. I cant stand it myself, but thats just my own opinion and is neither right or wrong, just a personal preferance. Reply +1
  • SonicUk 16/04/2015

    @IronSoldier - I dont remember the fuss over the Ps2 jaggies, although visual fidelity I remember being discussed sure, as it should be, fidelity and graphical effects are always (imo) interesting to talk about and find out how devs got certain effects to work, but thats a very different kettle of fish compared to frame rates and resolutions. Sure, the Dreamcast vga output was discussed and hearalded as a selling point when the console first came out, ditto the 60hz option as you say and the later furore over games like Tekken on the Ps1 being smoother in some territories and stuff like that, but the actual exact resolution and framerate of every single game released was not detailed in such a way as it is today, because quite honestly I dont think many people cared. Reply -1
  • SonicUk 16/04/2015

    @mushi_mush - Oh please no! I despise companion apps and want everything in the game (as it should be) and on one screen instead of having to look at multiple friggin screens just to play one game on one machine. In every racing game I've played for the past generation as well as this one you can switch off different elements of the hud if I recall (I always turn off driver names for example) so if you want a clean screen have a look in the options. Reply 0
  • SonicUk 16/04/2015

    Why? With the exception of the PCars article which sets a precedent by allowing console owners for the first time to tweak a bank of individual settings, just why do we need these daily resolution/framerate articles exactly? I dont remember in the Snes Vs Megadrive days reading articles in the magazines about framerates and resolutions for each game? Fast forward a bit and I dont even remember these articles in the Dreamcast vs Ps1 (and later) Ps2 days. We all know and accept by now (except Skippy of course) that most multiplat games will have either a higher framerate or resolution on Ps4 as opposed to Bone. People who bought their consoles made their choice, and I doubt any resolution article or framerate article will change their mind, make them regret their descision or enjoy their games any less. Can we just talk about the games and leave performance anaylasis to Digital Foundry? Reply 0
  • Digital Foundry: Hands-On with Project Cars

  • SonicUk 19/04/2015

    @X-Alucard - Yeah, I haven't had time to check it out yet, but I will have a look and see if those options are there when I get a minute as I'm intrigued. Its a shame there was never a sequel or a spiritual sequel. There's just nothing else like G-Police out there and I thought the game had a good concept. Reply 0
  • SonicUk 17/04/2015

    @X-Alucard - I dont remember G Police having options like that, although my memory is shockingly bad so I'll take your word for it! I do have copies of both G Police 1 and 2 on Ps1, so I'll have to fire them up later and see if I can see the options you mentioned. The only thing I remember about the game was that the draw distance was shockingly bad, to the point I couldnt see where I was going! Great concept for a game though. Its a shame we never got anything similar for modern systems. Reply +2
  • Mortal Kombat X modder makes unplayable characters playable

  • SonicUk 19/04/2015

    @SeeNoWeevil - Not at all. I have never and would never suggest that so please do not put words in my mouth. I am saying it is a downright pisstake expecting people to pay even more for "dlc" that has been ripped out of the final game prior to launch. I am not sure if this applies to this game, but if its does then I stand my my statement.

    The price you pay for a game should be proportionate to the product and the content it contains, and that full retail games should NOT contain any mircotrasactions whatsoever, and their mere precence "optional" or not is a slap in the face to every single customer out there. I also find it unbelievable how some people can possibly defend these greedy, over zealous publishers fleecing tactics??!!?
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  • SonicUk 17/04/2015

    I think it remains to be seen wheather or not these characters are indeed on disc dlc but as I said if they are, along with the in game transactions for a full priced retail product the whole thing is pretty shitty.

    However, I also think its fair to say to the industry apologists (I have no idea why they even exist) that normal gamers have a right to be upset if any on disc dlc is found in games they've paid for. The money you've exchanged for the product should entitle you to every piece of content on that disc. If content has been purposefully withheld at the development stage to sell back to you later then people have a right to complain and feel ripped off. If you bought a film and found there were a few scenes on the disc that was cut from the main movie but you couldnt watch it unless you paid even more wouldnt you feel ripped off? No other industry gets away with it so why are games the exception? And why do some people defend these bullshit publisher tactics??!!?

    Make a good game and people will buy, therefore you will have money for a sequel where you can put all the extra characters etc in it you like.

    Make a shitty game or one ruined with bullshit customer fleeceing, publisher tactics and people will either boycott, buy secondhand or remember (and avoid the publisher or future sequels) for a long time.
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  • SonicUk 17/04/2015

    I must admit, it does seem odd that these characters cannot be played normally and are only cpu opponents. On disc dlc? If so, combined with the recently revealed in game transactions (which there is no excuse for whatsoever in a full retail game) netherealm have just lost my respect. Its shame as Mortal Kombat is a great series and one I've been a fan of since the very beginning. Reply +25
  • Grand Theft Auto 5 played on omni-directional treadmill and Oculus Rift

  • SonicUk 17/04/2015

    @BobbyDeNiro - Would usually agree (and I do in the case of traditional motion controls). However, in this case it would be good to have the option. It could simply be a different controller type, like say playing with a wheel or flight joystick. That way if you're feeling tired and want to sit down and play with a traditional controller you can do that, but if you want to play by moving around you could plug in something like this and use it and your body as the controller.

    It would be great for fitness and could also be used to tech people self defence. Imagine playing a fighting game like Tekken for example, using and learning real moves. This is a step in the right direction imo. They just need 360 degree projector blind screens (so we can do away with the helmet) and some head tracking/gyro tech and were about there I recon. Of course, I'm sure the anti gaming media would turn any positive into a negative. Imagine playing thief - I can see the headlines now..."Videogames teach criminals to become burglars!".
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  • SonicUk 17/04/2015

    Sounds awesome although I saw very similar tech 20 years ago on tomorrows world and its strange how its taken so long for this to be developed. The tech I saw was like a cheap sucka holdeck, basically a giant trackball that you walk on recessed in the floor, while the room was covered by giant projector screens in 360 degrees so you didnt need to wear a bulky helmet. If you could combine the tech with a small glasses sized headset that detects which way you're looking, a gun type controller (like the one seen in the video in the article) for fps and some gyro kit that could detect if you're crouched or standing this has implications for a wide range of uses in gaming.

    I'm not a fan of motion control in games as its never very accurate and more often than not the motion you do is not actually performed in he game - it merely replaces a button press which would be much simpler, easier and more responsive to do using physical buttons on a pad/keyboard/whatever. However, I would be interested to play using the kind of tech we see here as it does not replace button presses with swipes, but replaces the entire controller setup in a way previous attempts like Kinect or Eye Toy never manged as this time round you still use actual physical tech to control movement. As I said, pair it with a gun controller, a head tracker and a gyro and I would love to play something like Half Life 2 using it. That would be awesome! It would also be good excersise, somehing which I admit due to a very busy worklife I dont get enough of these days.
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  • Australian 2K Borderlands Pre-Sequel dev to close

  • SonicUk 16/04/2015

    Its a shame. I dont think it did that well, but was still a solid entry in the series. I think by the time it was released a lot of people had moved to the new consoles so I'm guessing the timing didnt help, although the game is in the Handsome Collection so it'll make a bit more money that way. Too late for the staff now obviously, but there does seem to be a genuine effort being made to relocate them which is both a rairty and a nice gesture, and its pleasing to see employers trying to help people out. I wish the former staff all the best for the future. Reply 0
  • F1 2015 injects a little more drama into Codemasters' series

  • SonicUk 16/04/2015

    @bluntforcetrauma - Yeah very true, good points made. Dissapointed its not on the disc but yeah, I can see why now. Reply 0
  • SonicUk 16/04/2015

    @bluntforcetrauma - I do see your point, but as the game isnt due out for another three months surely theres time to add the car on the disc? Its a 2014 car at the moment, so why not just use the model from F1 2014 and change the livery? Reply -4
  • SonicUk 16/04/2015

    @bluntforcetrauma - That would make sense, but Manor already have a car albiet not a very competative one - their 2014 car, which they are using at the moment. Could the devs not put this on the disc for launch and then patch in the 2015 car later? Maybe they could add an option so players can choose to run the 2014 car in the races Manor used it in, before switching to the 2015 car for the races which it was used in in the season. Reply 0
  • SonicUk 16/04/2015

    As a huge F1 fan it all sounds good, except I'm puzzled why Manor isnt included on the disc and has to be applied via a patch? The game isnt out for a few months and certainly isnt near to going gold yet, so why once again are publishers intending to release yet another incomplete game?

    Also, another couple of features I'd like to see implemented...

    -Team manager mode, where you hire drivers, decide race strategys, development areas etc etc.

    - Create a team mode, where you create your own team, build your own car and compete with the best to see if you have what it takes to be successful in F1.
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  • Project Cars on PS4 and Xbox One has PC-like graphics settings

  • SonicUk 16/04/2015

    @DAN.E.B - I think Ironsoldier was talking about the mentioned df article which at present has not been published. Reply 0
  • SonicUk 16/04/2015

    @Maturin - Ah sorry. I must have misread your comment! Yes, lens flares are only ever seen on cameras. I think that by including them in games the devs want to give players the feeling they're playing behind a camera lens. I personally like them, and prefer effects over outright realism, but I can understand some people want to disable them. Some games do let you do this. Crysis 3 on consoles had the option to disable lens flares for example. Reply +2
  • SonicUk 16/04/2015

    @Maturin - Ive seen plenty of "God rays" in my time. If you look at a hole in a bank of clouds when the suns shining directly behind you can see them. I agree the effect is exagerrated in games, with buildings and trees etc also casting rays that would only ever be visible in that instance if a lot of dust was kicked up or some smoke was covering the area, but the effect itself is a real thing, albiet subtle. Reply +2
  • SonicUk 16/04/2015

    @zzkj - Im sure I read that The Last Of Us downgrades the textures and effects a bit on 60fps and also removes some geometry? I do know for a fact Bioshock reduces graphical quality for its 60fps preset however. Reply -1
  • SonicUk 16/04/2015

    This makes perfect sense and has been something I've been saying for years. It would also end all the silly "this game runs at 30fps or xxx resolution" articles. Some games in the past (Gran Turismo 1, Bioshock, The Last Of Us Remaster are three that immediately spring to mind) have included a simple 30/60fps option which whilst running at 30 you get the full graphical quality and if choosing 60 some effects are disabled to make the game run faster. Every console game should have a simple option in the menus like this. It doesnt have to be a full on menu of sliders and presets like pc games, just a simple "Graphical Quality or 60fps" toggle would be enough. Also, every console game should have customisable controls. Every pc in existance has, so why not consoles? Sonys recent firmware has gone some way to giving players the option to remap the pad at the os level and toggle it, but it only has one preset at present. I'd like to see this done in all games, and again have been saying this for the past 25 years or so. Reply 0
  • Project Cars gets a new, final release date

  • SonicUk 16/04/2015

    You mean the right side of the road dont you?

    I jest, I jest, but even so I couldnt imagine driving on the left. Just seems so alien to me. I guess if I lived in a country that does drive on the left I'd get used to it eventually.
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  • SonicUk 16/04/2015

    Very good news indeed. Very much looking forward to playing the finished version of this. Hope its worth the wait. The only thing that worrys me slightly is that the devs said you can drive any car from the start. Thats fine in time trials or online vs, but for single player I like to have that sense of progression which I get by buying cars, starting off with a slower car and working my way up. Still I dont know how the carrer mode works in this as I gather its more about becoming an actual driver, so I'll wait and see how it works. Reply 0
  • Mortal Kombat X's dumbly enjoyable story puts other fighting games to shame

  • SonicUk 14/04/2015

    I don't get Eurogamers beef with the 1995 movie (and I presume its sequel), and it isnt the first time they've mentioned their disdain for it? Just becuase you dont like something Eurogamer doesnt make it so. I thoroughly enjoyed both movies and thought they stayed pretty true to the game series. The fight scenes were great and the story was entertaining. Whats not to like? Reply +4