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  • Performance Analysis: Just Cause 3

  • SteveV 01/12/2015

    The trouble with trying to play it offline is that unless you completely turn you internet connection off on your console or sign out of PSN then the game keeps trying to connect to the servers. Also, rusty, when a car you're driving just vanishes it's bothersome...

    As is the game just crashing closed and taking you back to the console frontend.
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  • SteveV 01/12/2015

    @duerer that's not really true though. You're unlikely to be fine on either console with these current issues, especially the crazy loading time issues. Which have been clocked at nearly 15 minutes on one occasion on Xbox one. Ive had cassette games on my Amstrad CPC464 load fucking faster than some of the odd loading times I've encountered in this... Reply -1
  • SteveV 01/12/2015

    I've had it since Saturday for PS4. I'm convinced there's some sort of bigger issue regarding performance. There's no reason it should run as poorly as it does in a lot of situations. There are quite a few bugs too. Twice I've been driving a vehicle on the road and it has just completely vanished just dumping me on the floor. And I've lost count of the amount of times I've had npc vehicles around me just vanish.

    Then there's the bizarre loading issues. I can fast travel to challenge on a different part of the map and it'll load up normally and quickly. I'll do the challenge then immediately retry it to do better and it might take 4 minutes to reload the exact same thing. Next retry it might take 50 seconds. Next retry 2 minutes.

    And then there's the bizarre time it takes to reload and respawn you if you die. Sometimes takes 2 minutes+, others 30-50 seconds. After which when you respawn it does so in mid air as if you're just landing from jumping in the air. Even happens to npcs around you.

    There's definitely something awry.
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  • Rise of the Tomb Raider review

  • SteveV 12/11/2015

    Complaining about the ability to make your own missions in Expeditions and card packs to enhance gameplay. All optional extras. Whatever next...

    Also, lol @ the "she's a tomb raider not a corpse bomber" comment. The reviewer refuses to unlock the ability because of that. Has no qualms raiding tombs though and shooting people to death.
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  • The Swindle review

  • SteveV 29/07/2015

    How long is this "100 Days" in actual time??? Reply 0
  • Face-Off: F1 2015

  • SteveV 16/07/2015

    And yet Project Cars with 44 other cars on track at Le Mans still runs smoother and looks better. Reply -1
  • Batman: Arkham Knight's first major DLC falls short

  • SteveV 16/07/2015

    I wouldn't mind but they're charging this ridiculous amount for the season pass and the DLC isn't even by Rocksteady. It's no wonder it's bullshit filler that only lasts an hour. Reply 0
  • Surprise! Prototype game bundle released for Xbox One today

  • SteveV 15/07/2015

    Wtf. They've released these out of the blue. Why? Because they haven't done shit to improve them is why. 1080p and an improved framerate is all. Improved framerate? It couldn't really have been much worse. And it's still full of vsync tearing. And they want 40 for the bundle? Not either or, you have to have them both!! Ha, what a joke. Now as much as I loved the games on my 360, if they think I'm going to buy them again on Xbox One for 40 when they've practically done nothing but port them over in 1080p with an "improved" framerate, well, they can go #@$% themselves. But then it's Activision, the purveyors of "improve as little as possible, change as little as possible, add as little as possible to it, charge as much over the odds as possible" software. This shouldn't be a surprise really. Reply +1
  • F1 2015 review

  • SteveV 10/07/2015

    I'm not even going to bother with it. Codies have screwed up on this one. Dropped all the content just to give us too much focus on presentation. No career, total lack of options, not even a graphical showcase.

    Considering codies stopped making other genres of games to concentrate on racing games, well, they're not even getting this right.
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  • This week's free Witcher 3 DLC is...

  • SteveV 09/07/2015

    I downloaded this Ciri alternative look when it was up by mistake for PS4 on PSN. Look at what happened when I played the game with it installed...
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  • Digital Foundry: Hands-on with Batman Arkham Knight

  • SteveV 19/06/2015

    @Antropie Erm, yeah, because Project Cars runs at a solid 60fps with no vsync tearing when the dynamic weather and day/night cycle is in effect... Reply +4
  • SteveV 19/06/2015

    @diddler1979 lol, yeah, and what will it have cost you to run it at that... Reply +1
  • SteveV 19/06/2015

    What about the Xbox One version? I'm not bothered if it's 900p as long as it runs smoothly. I've opted for the Xbox One version since I'm sick of using my PS4 for EVERYTHING lately. Reply +2
  • Don't forget to download Bloodborne's 2.69GB day one patch

  • SteveV 26/03/2015

    2.69GB is nothing. That aside, what's this Chalice Dungeons feature? Reply 0
  • Grim Fandango Remastered review

  • SteveV 27/01/2015

    How much is it gonna cost us here in the UK? Reply 0
  • Digital Foundry vs Saints Row 4: Re-Elected on PS4

  • SteveV 20/01/2015

    I don't care for inconsistent frame rates. I'd rather have a constant 30fps than an inconsistent 60fps. Why can't they just give us that instead of trying to hit 60fps but rarely doing so.

    And anyway, I'm not really convinced the games performance was all down to to last gen hardware. The game has never run that well lets face it. All they've done is tweaked the less than brilliant engine over the years. I am not surprised in the slightest that they haven't managed 60fps. You can only do so much with certain things.

    But anyway, I'll get my copy in the post tomorrow regardless. Although I opted for the Xbox One version because I've played all the SR games on Xbox. No point swapping now. And shouting obscenities at the screen via the Kinect feature should be amusing.
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  • Digital Foundry vs DriveClub

  • SteveV 08/10/2014

    So wait, there's not even a photo mode in the game at launch? Reply +2
  • Destiny ditches balance with PVP mode Iron Banner

  • SteveV 07/10/2014

    A game mode that ditches balance? Surely they would be better off adding some balance. Reply 0
  • DriveClub review

  • SteveV 07/10/2014

    At least I'll save myself some money. I'll have a look at the "free" PS+ version and then maybe get the full game used for cheap later down the line, when they've bothered to finish it through updates.

    And in the meantime I'll continue with Forza Horizon 2, which, ironically, is more competent at the social side and more socially connected.
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  • Watch Dogs: Bad Blood shows off its new tricks

  • SteveV 23/09/2014

    @TheBusterMan Just wait for next gen GTA V then in November. Reply 0
  • SteveV 23/09/2014

    Can you use it in the game's open world though? No you can't - you can only select it during story missions, and even then only in specific areas. It leaves the moments that Eugene pops up as something to look forward to but also with as something that feels like a bit of a missed opportunity.

    Ahhh yes, typical Ubisoft. We'll add some new neat stuff via DLC but only let you use it in specific places.
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  • Hohokum review

  • SteveV 20/08/2014

    I already have The Swapper. What I want to know is should I get this or the stupidly named The Last Tinker: City of Colours which came out today? Both seem to have had very mixed receptions. Reply 0
  • Diablo 3 on console: when is 60fps not really 60fps?

  • SteveV 17/08/2014

    When is the launch day patch out? Do we have to actually wait until launch day or will it go live before that? I only ask because I've already got the Xbox One version. It came early in the post yesterday. Reply 0
  • Hotline Miami hits PS4 next week

  • SteveV 16/08/2014

    I love the tramp. Reply 0
  • Sniper Elite 3 review

  • SteveV 26/06/2014

    @chrisno21 lol, just read that review. Well, I say read it but I stopped reading it when the guy said the Call of Duty mission "All Ghillied Up" was a better sniper GAME than the whole of Sniper Elite 3. And then I noticed he went on to rant about things he liked better in other games such as Medal of Honour Rising Sun and the new Wolfenstein.

    I mean really....? He really expects me to take anything he says seriously when he comes out with things like that. Just..... lol.
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  • SteveV 26/06/2014

    @PearOfAnguish They did it in V2 so I would assume you can still incapacitate them and watch them call for their buddy then shoot their buddy as well. I'd be miffed if it isn't in this. Reply +2
  • SteveV 26/06/2014

    @Retro_ For the sake of saving a few quid you coulda pre-ordered it from Simply Games for 37.85 and you may have even had it today ya know. Plus you'd be able to trade it in unlike the US version. Reply +1
  • SteveV 26/06/2014

    @DanWhitehead Ah ok, cool. Cheers. That's good to hear. Roll on tomorrow. Although no doubt I'll get sidetracked taking screenshots of nut shots anyway. Reply +2
  • SteveV 26/06/2014

    Eight missions or not, how long does it take to play through first time is what I'd like to know?

    Obviously I'll play through it multiple times to tackle different strategies but that doesn't mean I want the initial playthrough to be over in 5 or 6 hours. Especially considering I'll be playing it on the hardest difficulty with no wind assistance, reticle assistance etc whatsoever from the get go...
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  • Sniper Elite 3 has a 10GB day one patch on Xbox One

  • SteveV 23/06/2014

    Looks like I'll be getting the PS4 version then. Reply -3
  • Video: Sniper Elite 3 live stream

  • SteveV 20/06/2014

    Ahhhh yes, good to see the negative votes on my previous post asking about a Digital Foundry Head to Head so I can decide which version to get. Can always rely on members of this place for utterly pointless negs... Reply 0
  • SteveV 20/06/2014

    Any ETA on a Digital Foundry Head to Head? I really need to decide whether to get the Xbox One or PS4 version. And time is running out. Reply -1
  • Transistor review

  • SteveV 21/05/2014

    Roll on the PSN Store update later on today. Reply +3
  • Transistor dev lifts the lid on its new game plus mode

  • SteveV 16/05/2014

    Bastion was great. I really can't wait for this next week. As for the trailer, I STILL want to know what the music is on it.... Reply +1
  • Confirmed: Watch Dogs PS4 900p, Xbox One 792p, both 30fps

  • SteveV 14/05/2014


    Let's hope Watch Dogs doesn't have the amount of texture pop-in that Second Son has...
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  • SteveV 14/05/2014

    I can deal with 900p but it had better be a solid 30fps after all this and it had better have vsync enabled. Reply 0
  • Child of Light review

  • SteveV 01/05/2014

    Can we up the difficulty past Hard in New Game Plus then? I'm playing through it on Hard my first time through. If there's nothing harder than Hard for NG+ then what's the point. Reply 0
  • Daylight review

  • SteveV 29/04/2014

    The game succeeds principally thanks to its core spine of play and execution.

    Surprisingly, not because of Jessica Chobots story.
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  • Newspaper report linking stabbing of Leeds teacher to Dark Souls disputed

  • SteveV 29/04/2014

    Nothing to do with the fact that he had been bullied and had depression and mental health problems. It's clearly Dark Souls 2 fault. He's clearly enraged at the blacksmith dwarf, McFuck, that keeps muttering on about some god damn embers. Reply +2
  • SteveV 29/04/2014

    The Daily Mail, everyone who writes for it, and everyone who reads it really are fucktards. Reply +19
  • Grid Autosport is the Codemasters racing game you've been waiting for

  • SteveV 22/04/2014

    No Xbox One or PS4 version huh. Well, that's another sale to a long time fan lost out on. Again. I'm not gonna bother with it on the 360 or PS3 when I can play Forza 5 on the Xbox.

    Quite why they're not releasing it on next gen though I don't know, especially considering the coming F1 2014 will run at 60fps on next gen.

    Your loss Codemasters.
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  • Trials Fusion review

  • SteveV 16/04/2014


    Which is also unfinished and has no multi-player.
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  • SteveV 16/04/2014

    Good of them to screw us over by not mentioning there's no online multi-player. At Not until later in the year. Despite the back of the box saying local and online multi-player for 1-4 people.

    Shouldn't have released it in this unfinished state.
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  • inFamous: Second Son review

  • SteveV 20/03/2014

    And Margaret Thatcher didn't help much. But anyway, disabled people and the mining industry aside, I'm interested to know how big the city is in Second Son. Anyone know? Bigger than the last one? Same size? Reply 0
  • SteveV 20/03/2014

    That and the miners were manic. Reply 0
  • SteveV 20/03/2014

    That's probably why the mining industry went tits up. Reply +1
  • SteveV 20/03/2014

    @jetsetwillie Jet Set Willy was pretty disabled. All he could do was walk awkwardly and jump straight up a little. Reply 0
  • SteveV 20/03/2014

    Hmmmm. I don't like where it says The collectables and side missions all contribute to reclaiming districts from the DUP, which organises them into chunks and structures the reward usefully, and they've been judiciously pruned .

    Pruned how exactly? Is there less to do in this than the previous games then? Less collectibles etc etc???

    That would not please me.
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  • Thief review

  • SteveV 24/02/2014

    I gonna grab it anyway. I can get it for 36 on the PS4 from shopto. And my PS4 is hardly creaking under the pressure of playing the vast amount of games that are out for it... Reply +1
  • SteveV 24/02/2014

    @Suarez07 Doesn't really make much sense that though. Thief isn't the type of game that will appeal to the mass market anyway. They haven't increased the potential sales the way they have done it. Really, the mass market/casual general public is still going to see it as "playing as some hooded guy running around an olde world setting doing some stealing in missions". And they'll either fancy it or they wont. Reply +1