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  • Pac-Man Championship Edition 2 announced for September

  • SonicUk 21/07/2016

    The original is very addictive and has lovely graphics and sound that brings the game right up to date. Is there any way to get a physical copy of this or the original? Reply 0
  • One of the biggest Twitch streamers bites the dust as Valve's CS:GO gambling crackdown continues

  • SonicUk 20/07/2016

    @MrTomFTW - Not at all. Many thanks. Reply 0
  • SonicUk 20/07/2016

    PhantomL0rd is perhaps the most high-profile video game personality to see an account suspension

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  • Two weeks on, has the YouTube CS:GO Lotto controversy changed anything?

  • SonicUk 19/07/2016

    I must admit before this scandal I'd never heard of either of them. Reply +8
  • Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare Remastered gameplay shows new and improved Crew Expendable

  • SonicUk 15/07/2016

    Can't wait for both games, although I would much rather have a physical version of cod4 remastered instead of a download which I don't own. It's painfully obvious however that the remaster WILL be released separately once initial sales die down. Reply -1
  • Warner Bros. "misled" with paid-for positive Shadow of Mordor videos

  • SonicUk 14/07/2016

    It's basically a paid for (by the publishers) advert. Whether its disclosed or not, it shouldn't be allowed to be put across in this manner where it's mascaraeded as a "review" or "gameplay video". Reply +4
  • PC game-security company Denuvo downplays alleged Rise of the Tomb Raider crack

  • SonicUk 07/07/2016

    I've been saying it ever since it was invented and will continue to do so - all drm does is encourage piracy where the pirates get a superior version of the game, for free and have a good laugh at everyone else's expense, while legitimate customer's are punished for paying. Pirates will always find a way around restrictions, and if a game ever did become impossible to crack they would never buy it, they would just move on to the next thing. Better to get rid of customer punishing drm and let those who always would pay for their software continue to do so, while at the same time encouraging more people to buy rather than get a drm infested copy. Reply +5
  • Ubisoft wards off Vivendi by nominating two new board members

  • SonicUk 06/07/2016

    Good. Hostile takeovers should be illegal. Reply 0
  • The best reason to own a Kinect is coming in July

  • SonicUk 29/06/2016

    I didn't think there was any reason to own a kinect? Right from its very inception it was a misguided attempt to cash in on casuals who bought a Wii, without realising most 360 owners were not interested, otherwise they'd already have a Wii. What then annoyed me was all the "better with kinect" crap they plastered all over my 360 games when nothing could be further from the truth. When that didn't work they then forced it upon early xbone adopters. One of the best things ms ever did was ditch that steaming-turd-with-a-usb-cable-coming-out-of-it. Good riddance to a shit accessory that never worked properly that I didn't want, didn't need and didn't ask for. Now they can concentrate on what really matters - making great games. Reply -3
  • Batman: Return to Arkham delayed a month before launch

  • SonicUk 29/06/2016

    Oranges was my favourite and I can't work out why it wasn't included. A real missed opportunity. I would also like to see the physix stuff added. Reply 0
  • The recently revealed original Xbox controller prototypes keep up a fine tradition of absurdity

  • SonicUk 29/06/2016

    I actually really liked the boomerang joypad. Quite why people say it looks uncomfortable is a mystery to me. It certainly looks a lot more comfortable than the Ps3 and Ps4 pads. Of course I'm going purely by the pictures so it is difficult to tell without trying one. My favourite pad for modern gaming has to be the 360 pad, although the xbone pad is pretty nice and the battery charge lasts forever. However, I don't like the repositioning of the guide button and like my "start" and "select" buttons. Reply 0
  • Sonic Team prepping new Sonic for next year

  • SonicUk 27/06/2016

    Please just give us a Sonic Generations 2 and remove modern Sonic. Infact, that would make it a Sonic remake with 2.5d graphics - that's exactly what I want! Reply 0
  • Shadow Warrior 2 doesn't dick around

  • SonicUk 27/06/2016

    Ok, this is getting weird now. I cannot find a single site that has this for preorder and I've been checking on and off for months. What's going on??! It's like the game doesn't exist??!? Reply 0
  • Respawn talks Titanfall 2 and that Call of Duty remaster

  • SonicUk 24/06/2016

    I can't wait for Titanfall 2. The always online nature and complete absence of an offline single player campaign were the exact reasons why I didn't buy the first game, although I always thought the game had serious potential for a decent campaign that explores the lore of the series. I'm very pleased they listened to their fans and are making a campaign for the sequel. Also can't wait for the afore mentioned Cod Infinite either, again soley for the campaign. So many great looking games coming out between now and this time next year I can't keep up! Reply 0
  • Watch Dogs 2: "There are no towers"

  • SonicUk 23/06/2016

    @dadrester - Fair enough mate. I'm still hoping the game will be good regardless. I'm really pleased they went with San Fransisco too - funnily enough I was hoping they'd set it there so was really happy when I found out they have done exactly that. Reply 0
  • SonicUk 23/06/2016

    @dadrester - I disliked all the thug poses and general atmosphere I got from it. Aiden on the other hand was a cool guy who was just trying to do good things in a bad world to avenge his niece. Not sure how that makes him a mass murderer any more than any other protagonist in other games? Reply +1
  • SonicUk 23/06/2016

    @dadrester - You haven't seen this then mate http://youtu.be/hEA4yEtgPxc which made me instantly dislike him. Reply -2
  • SonicUk 23/06/2016

    @HelloNo - Sigh. Another one who is quick to judge without reading my post properly. Reply -1
  • SonicUk 23/06/2016

    @Gemini42_ - I never said I didn't post that at all. What I said countless times is you picked up the least important part of my post, and blew it out of all proportion without actually reading the rest of it or understanding the reasons why I posted that in the first place, which I'm not going to repeat as it's all right there in my original post.

    As for the completely unrelated call of duty thing, of course people know what to expect. However, what I have said all along which you have completely failed to comprehend is how can people possibly know if an unreleased and still in development game is going to be any good or not? Do you have a crystal ball or something? You really need to learn to let it go.

    As for me "posting rubbish" that's especially rich coming from you and a quick look at your post history is all that's needed to see the hypocrisy. Perhaps you should practice what you preach.
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  • SonicUk 22/06/2016

    @Gemini42_ - Jesus you're like a dog with a bone aren't you? You seem to have no issues cherrypicking quotes from my post, but have yet to display any sign that you've actually read it.

    As for the completely unrelated topic of cod, yes, I seem to recall you claiming you'll know exactly what an unfinished, unreleased new game will be like. Yeah, I'm really the one with issues here /sarcasm.
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  • SonicUk 22/06/2016

    @Gemini42_ - Nope, again, didn't make it about race at all. You simply jumped to your own conclusions and waded in unnecessarily on the least important thing in my post and then replied without even reading my reply properly or the reason why I said what I said in my original post. Reply -4
  • SonicUk 22/06/2016

    @andipape - Agree mate. Hate the stereotype going on in this game. There have been plenty of black characters portrayed in games successfully (Crysis's awesome Laurence Barnes Aka "Prophet" easily being my favourite) so it pains me to see ubisoft get it so wrong. Reply 0
  • SonicUk 22/06/2016

    It wasn't a rant whatsoever, it was a pre-defence, as I've seen in countless threads anyone who says they don't like the main character being accused of racisim which is frankly pathetic. Funny how out of everything I wrote concerning the actual game you picked up on the one thing which matters the least, and you have the nerve to accuse me of bringing it up? You know what I meant, so wouldn't it just have been better to say nothing? Reply -12
  • SonicUk 22/06/2016

    @trobby - Me too as unlike most other ubi games the ones in watchdogs actually made you stop, look around and think "how am I going to get up there?". What I don't like is when the map is filled with a billion icons - Ac Unity was particularly guilty of this, so much so at the start of the game you couldn't actually see the map underneath all the icons. Watchdogs was no where near as bad but I still would've preferred less collectibles and side missions and more main missions. In fact, I would rather the map just be used for the purposes of the main story and have more main story missions and no sidequestsor collectibles at all. Reply +1
  • SonicUk 22/06/2016

    I played the first game precisely because of the story which kept me hooked on both playthroughs right til the end. I also liked Aiden Pierce and thought he was a cool and mysterious character but also a good guy underneath who was just trying to do good in bad circumstances. Not sure what everyone has against him. I wanted to see more of him and explore his back story further. Hate the new lead chacter though. He's just a thug wannabe. He's even wearing a puffy jacket for fucks sake. And whats up with all the middle finger graffiti and thug posing bullshit? And before anyone is low enough to play the "race card" I must point out I have black friends, I myself have five different bloodlines and am one of the most open minded people out there - I simply don't like all this thug shit that seems to have infested this sequel and the main chacter could be bright blue for all I care and I would still say the same thing.

    Story is very important to me in a game like this (and most games for that matter). I do like that there are other things to do but hope it doesnt distract too much from the overal plot which many open world games have a tendency to do and the story is very hard to follow and inconsistent as a result.
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  • Steam game's Ł27 DLC is a PDF certificate

  • SonicUk 22/06/2016

    @bad09 - Ah right, thanks for explaining. Yes, I must admit I bought it at the time as it was only a couple of quid and I liked the look of it. Not sure if there was any actual benefit to your horse in terms of protection but I did hope, as I was fed up with monsters always attacking my poor horse! As you say very early's days of dlc. I dont buy any dlc now at all and havent for years. Reply 0
  • SonicUk 22/06/2016

    Why does everyone beat up on horse armour? Doesn't it make your horse tougher? Seeing as your horse is the first thing that enemies attack I would have thought adding armour to it is a good thing, no? And even if it is just cosmetic, people pay silly money for hats, new costumes and in game cosmetic props, so really don't know why horse armour is always singled out? Sure its a running joke, but I'm just curious.

    As for this PDF "certificate", its a joke, literally.
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  • Minecraft's new Battle Mode season pass costs Ł7.99

  • SonicUk 22/06/2016

    Nothing against map packs but I really wish the "season pass" would die. Being asked to pay upfront for something in advance without without knowing what you're getting seems ridiculous to me. Mind, I admit the problem is the people that actually pay for these things and of course they are not mandatory but it just annoys me that publishers have the cheek to even try stuff like this and more worryingly if its genuine dlc or stuff thats been ripped out prelaunch. As long as the money keeps rolling in, the publishers will still keep doing it. Reply 0
  • Why Mass Effect: Andromeda won't acknowledge your ME3 ending choice

  • SonicUk 21/06/2016

    Have no idea why people didn't like Mass Effect 3. For me they got better as they went along. Don't have a clue where people got "all explosions" from either. I also had zero issues with the ending. As such, I can't wait for Andromeda. Where is the Mass Effect Remaster Trilogy??!! Every other game has been remastered, yet one of the most popular and best selling series of all time thats practically guranteed to print money is noticeable only by its absence. Reply +2
  • Are 4K visuals really the best use for Project Scorpio and PlayStation Neo?

  • SonicUk 20/06/2016

    I choose stuff I can actually see like god rays, particle effects, improved textures, more realistic water, better shaders, global illumination etc over resolutions or frame rates any day of the week. I have zero interest in 4k (I can't even tell the difference between 720 and 1080p from where I sit - three metres from the screen) and frame rates do not and have never bothered me as long as they are consistent and the game is playable (I first played crysis on an old PC at between 15-17 fps average and found it perfectly playable, and used to play 8 and 16 bit games with much lower frame rates than that and never had a problem - in actual fact I think we're spoiled today in that regard). Give me better effects that I can actually notice overpointless resolutions and framerates I don't care about. Reply -1
  • No Man's Sky studio settles "secret, stupid" three-year Sky lawsuit

  • SonicUk 20/06/2016

    Wait, what? How can a corporation "own" the word "sky"? Absolutely fucking ridiculous that this lawsuit bullshit got this far. Reply +60
  • HDR: What does it mean for games and movies?

  • SonicUk 20/06/2016

    I'm sorry but I really cannot see what all the fuss is about. That comparison shot in the article makes the "HDR" version look far too fake to me. Snow is white, not blue and the normal image looks far more realistic to me. If you want your image brighter and over saturated simply turn up the contrast and colour which to me looks exactly like the "HDR" screenshot. Reply +1
  • Everything we know about Watch Dogs 2

  • SonicUk 09/06/2016

    @leeroye - I've never understood that "all hacking consisted of was a press of a button" comment. When you're in a vehicle going at high speed and want to raise a barrier to evade pursuers would you rather a minigame popped up while you're doing 120mph and trying to drive? Other slower parts of the game did contain hacking minigames which was fine but I hardly want to be trying to play a minigame in a heavy action sequence. Reply +2
  • SonicUk 09/06/2016

    I absolutely love the first game and have completed it twice (once on 360 and once on xbone). I liked Aiden and am dissapointed in the new character who seems to have been included for the sake of ubi trying to make out they're anti racist rather than because it will add anything to the game. Loved the story in the first game and kept me going right til the end and is one of the few open world games that didn't bore me and that I actually finished. Have been waiting for a sequel for ages and actually wanted San Fransisco as a setting, what are the chances? I just hope they don't try and fix what wasn't broken or try and "innovate" to try and appeal to complainers that never played the original in the first place. Reply -1
  • Deus Ex Mankind Divided gets new online challenge mode, microtransactions

  • SonicUk 09/06/2016

    @bestuardo - Or in my case 120 quid for the collectors edition. Like thats not enough??!???!? Reply +1
  • SonicUk 09/06/2016

    The people who defend this shit are just as guilty as the suits that forced this bullshit into the game in the first place. Same old excuses by apologists, defending the indefensible. Reply +3
  • The Last Guardian re-emerges, on track for 2016 release

  • SonicUk 27/05/2016

    @IronSoldier - Yeah ok, except for one thing, I'm not "butthurt", "precious" or "defensive" and only insult those who insult me first (seriously what would I be "butthurt" or "defensive" about exactly? Enjoying my hobby?). You just can't wait to pop up in every console thread and make some derogatory comment about console graphics or power compared to the "mighty pc" and seem to have real trouble accepting people get enjoyment from different things. Reply +9
  • SonicUk 27/05/2016

    @FMV-GAMER - Yep, I have noticed that over the years. Unfortunately some people just can't accept other people enjoy different things or have a different opinion. Pretty pathetic tbh.

    Development will of course suffer as you say when a game is in development hell, but overall I think the game looks pretty lovely for what it is (I'm not exactly a pixel counter or fps analyst mind, those things are pretty irrelevant to me as long as the fps is consistent and the game looks nice) and retains that SOC/ICO look and atmosphere for the most part. Looking forward to seeing how the final game turns out.
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  • SonicUk 27/05/2016

    @IronSoldier - So predictable, so condescending. Reply +2
  • SonicUk 27/05/2016

    @Ironsoldier - Will there ever be a day when you don't invade a console thread to start your proverbial console bashing, Pc dick waving contest? People are allowed to have different opinions of course and for someone who claims to love his Pc so much you sure do seem to spend an awful lot of time flaming console threads rather than playing your beloved Pc.

    I await the inevitable and infamous condescending, high and mighty, holier than thou reply.
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  • SonicUk 27/05/2016

    Awaiting Skippys inevitable thread invasion complete with backhanded compliment...

    The game looks good to me and is something refreshingly different as well as being quite emotional. I'm looking forward to getting this, although I am skeptical about that release window. Truely hope it does come out this year as I can't wait to play it.
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  • Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon Wildlands re-emerges with fresh footage

  • SonicUk 27/05/2016

    @MccyMcFlinn - Thanks for the suggestions mate, although I'm mainly a console gamer who only buys physical games so unless I can get hold of drm free physical copies I'm afraid I'm out of luck. My Pc I only use for old physical drm free games and emulators (not interested in modern Pc gaming at all). Still, I know you said with future soldier you didn't feel like a second playthrough, which is fair enough. I've completed it three times and each time used stealth and silenced weapons. You can blaze your way through it of course, but given the choice I'll always use tactics and stealth over brute force as I find the gameplay more exciting/rewarding using that style. Reply -1
  • SonicUk 27/05/2016

    @MccyMcFlinn - Hey mate. I recently bought both Operation Flashpoint Dragon Rising and Red River and can relate to slowly picking your way across the map watching for deadly stray bullets. You do feel a great sense of achievement when you complete each objective using teamwork and tactics. However, I only got into GRAW at future soldier which I throughly enjoyed. I've recently bought GRAW 1 and 2 on the 360 and have yet to play them, but really enjoyed future soldier which seemed much more of a stealth game to me than a shooter. I'd even relate it to Splinter Cell in the way it plays which is my preferred play style so that suits me fine.

    @Spacemonkey77 - I'm not against all dlc don't get me wrong. Genuine dlc that's been made since the game went gold I have no issue with as long as the pricing is reasonable, but sadly dlc has been abused to the point where huge chunks of content are being cut during developement only for the publishers to announce in great detail exactly what the dlc will contain months before the game is even finished which just leaves a bad taste in the mouth and is frankly, taking the piss.
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  • SonicUk 27/05/2016

    @ReapingAngel - Personally I'd appreciate it if there was no such thing as a "season pass" in the first place and the game I PAID FOR included all the content that was made during development instead of being cut into chunks to flog back to me later at an inflated price. The same goes with "preorder dlc". This publisher bullshit has gone on long enough, but as long as people keep giving them money for this crap it'll continue to happen.

    I also see the vultures of gaming, GAME, have bagged themselves another exclusive edition. Surely this is entrapment - taking away all choice for the consumer and forcing them to buy it from there if they want the that edition (that isnt made by GAME in the first place).

    The game itself looks good although I would have preferred big linear levels like the previous instalments (which worked really well) rather than yet another previously linear game converted to open world - developers seem to be obsessed with this tiresome trend lately. Open world games that were concieved as open world fair enough, but converting previously linear games that worked well into open worlds just so they can add pointless filler really annoys me and takes away the atmosphere of the original concept to me.

    @Gamer1234cv - Have absolutely no idea why you were negged to death because you like the look of a Collectors Edition? Have a +1 from me.

    @PcMaestro - Pc fanboy troll with nothing better to do with his time comment confirmed.
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  • Lego Star Wars: The Force Awakens season pass lets you play as Jar Jar

  • SonicUk 27/05/2016

    @Gemini42_ - Not at all. Its more the principal of the matter. Lets be clear, I have no interest in bloody Jar Jar dlc, unless it involves him jumping into an erupting volcano! However, the other 50 characters and the extra levels should have been in the base game they were cut out of. Additional genuine dlc made after the games gone gold is fair enough, but that clearly isn't the case here. Reply 0
  • SonicUk 27/05/2016

    So as usual, a huge amount of content cut out the main game at the development stage to be not only talked about in great detail by the publisher before the games even out but flogged back to you post purchase and in a Lego game of all things. Fucking disgusting. When did this bullshit become acceptable? Reply 0
  • Titanfall 2 leak details larger maps, new grappling hook gameplay

  • SonicUk 25/05/2016

    @OneManAndHisDroid - I get what you mean about the bonkers side of online matches but it just isn't for me. I'd rather have a more serious lore driven story to expand my understanding of the universe the game is set in. Different strokes for different folks and all that. I don't see why the game can't have both now that the groundwork has already been made in the first game. It'll certainly be interesting to see what they come up with. Reply 0
  • SonicUk 25/05/2016

    Really looking forward to this. I passed on the first one due to the fact there was no offline single player. By the sounds of it this is something thats been corrected for the sequel. Can't wait to find out more about Titanfall 2. The game looks like great fun from what I've seen so far.

    @OneManAndHisDroid - Couldn't disagree more. This game is absolutely crying out for a campaign. With the solid mechanics and groundwork already laid from the first game I see no reason why the devs can't make a story driven campaign. I have no interest in multiplayer which is why I didn't buy the first game but would have done if it had an offline campaign. I think the Titanfall universe is ripe for expansion and lore telling and would make an interesting story. As for "training for the multiplayer" I've seen that comment before but I've never felt that in any campaign I've ever played, especially as I previously mentioned I have less than zero interest in the multiplayer to begin with. Plus I buy games, not rent them so want my game to be fully playable years down the line when the servers have long been switched off. With offline single player I can do that and can return to the game whenever I want to enjoy the campaign again like I have done with many games.
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  • After 10 years of waiting, Half-Life 2: Episode 3 seems further away than ever

  • SonicUk 24/05/2016

    Its pretty obvious Valve have zero interest in concluding the story. They would have done it by now otherwise. They should never have ended episode 2 on a cliffhanger if they couldn't be bothered to finish it. Yeah, I'm bitter. Even if they did release a sequel today, the new generation of gamers would have no idea what Half Life is or why it was such a classic. Reply +3
  • Destiny leak reveals next expansion Rise of Iron

  • SonicUk 20/05/2016

    Oh god, Luke Smith? Hasn't he done enough damage? Sold Destiny around the time the Taking The Piss King was released which cost more than the full(?) game and have zero desire to go back. The interview with the afore mentioned Luke Smith pretty much confirmed everything lots of people suspected and showed the complete contempt the suits in charge had for their customers. Since then we've had transactions added which has further pissed away any good will. Thanks but I'll stick to Borderlands with its proper story, proper offline single player and proper gameplay safe in the knowledge the game isn't constantly trying to open my wallet. Reply +1