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  • Trials Fusion review

  • SteveV 16/04/2014

    @Gabe_Newells_Beard

    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.
    Reply +7
  • 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
  • SteveV 24/02/2014

    @zubnut Yeah. It's a piss poor review really concerning the technical front. Reply -3
  • SteveV 24/02/2014

    I'm still no wiser which version to get if I do get it. X1 or PS4? Does the frame rate really struggle in the PS4 version? If so then I'd rather have the X1 version at 900p running smoother. Reply +2
  • Next-Gen Face-Off: Strider

  • SteveV 24/02/2014

    @marcofdeath what on earth are you ranting on about? Reply +1
  • Be advised: I was wrong about Titanfall

  • SteveV 21/02/2014

    @Velios I think he's marking every single comment down as well. Reply 0
  • SteveV 21/02/2014

    I've been playing the beta and to be thoroughly honest I've found the game oh so meh. I can honestly take it or leave it. I'll actually probably leave it and maybe have a look at it further down the line for cheap cheap cheap. Reply -3
  • Does the 13GB Dead Rising 3 patch boost performance?

  • SteveV 13/02/2014

    @PHUMBz Except it can't, not without downgrading the graphics and still dropping some frames. Also single player is still locked to 30fps. Reply 0
  • Next-Gen Face-Off: Tomb Raider Definitive Edition

  • SteveV 29/01/2014

    That said, as we pointed out in the performance analysis earlier this week, we would have liked an optional 30fps cap in the display settings to eliminate the judder during the frame-rate fluctuations and keep absolute consistency with controller response throughout.

    F'in amen to that! Personally I have the choice of being able to buy and play either version and so I'm going for the PS4 version here. I would however prefer a rock solid 30fps over 60fps with dips of 40-50fps.

    They really should give us a damn optional 30fps cap in display settings.
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  • Peggle 2 review

  • SteveV 11/12/2013

    Glad to see we got screwed over with less characters. Reply 0
  • PS4 Assassin's Creed 4 1080p patch analysed in-depth

  • SteveV 28/11/2013

    @ElektroDragon The shimmering was one of the first things I noticed. All over the damn foliage when it's moving. Very distracting indeed. Xbox One version here. But yeah, 360 version didn't have the issue. I've got both the 360 and Xbox One versions now. I'm highly tempted to get the PS4 version as well but to be quite honest, if the PS4 version also has the shimmering then I may as well stick with the Xbox One version. Which incidentally still looks fantastic, 900p upscaled to 1080p or not.

    As for jaggies, I've never seen anything like the jaggies on the characters leg in the pre-patch PS4 version in that comparison picture further up this topic. I certainly haven't seen jaggies like that in the Xbox One version.
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  • Dead Rising 3 review

  • SteveV 20/11/2013

    @darkmorgado Sources? I might actually buy this if the framerate isn't as terrible as this review makes out. Reply 0
  • Forza Motorsport 5 review

  • SteveV 20/11/2013

    Whilst it has obviously had content cut to make it a launch title, you've focused on that too much with this review. How about reviewing the actual game that's there? If it looks, sounds, and plays better than ever before, so even though it's got less content, it's got new content, and more exquisite detail in the content, then surely it's worth an 8/10? People can moan about Maple Valley not being there now but personally I'm sick to the back teeth of that damn track. I'm glad it's gone. The only real issue I have with the track list is the lack of Nordschleife. Rumour has it that's coming as DLC. Shite because it had to be cut to make the game launch but it'll be great when it's here.

    So still the best looking, sounding, and playing sim on console and will be even after GT6 arrives. Obviously I'm getting GT6 but that's gonna be another irritation anyway with all it's standard cars over premium cars and hundreds of duplicate cars etc.
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  • Face-Off Preview: Need for Speed: Rivals on PS4 and Xbox One

  • SteveV 20/11/2013

    So, is the patch out on launch day? Anybody know? I'm picking my X1 up tomorrow along with Forza 5. Shopto are delivering my PS4 next week. However I wont be buying this for either of them if they don't fix this judder issue soon. Reply +1
  • SteveV 19/11/2013

    When is the patch out to address the judder issue? I was considering grabbing this at launch for X1 but I'm not going to bother if it has this judder issue. Unless the patch is out at launch?? Reply -2
  • Sony issues PS4 "blinking blue light" advice as customers report DOA consoles

  • SteveV 18/11/2013

    lol I don't why someone has voted that post down. It's not my fault the tech support guy suggested checking my HDMI cable was plugged into the TV properly when it was a worn out laser in the dvd drive not reading discs... Reply +1
  • SteveV 18/11/2013

    @tidy-spidey I've always found the MS "tech support" utterly useless. I'll never forget the time the guy went down his checklist, telling me to check the HDMI cable was properly connected to the TV when the problem I had was with the dvd drive not reading discs. Reply +1
  • SteveV 18/11/2013

    @minleg I could believe it. I've had five 360 replacements myself. Reply +4
  • SteveV 18/11/2013

    lol. So....

    Here are the four possible causes:

    TV compatibility (ah that old chestnut, blame it on someone else...)
    Issues with PS4 power supply
    Issues with PS4 hard drive
    Issues with other PS4 hardware


    Er, ok, so basically anything could be the cause of the problem. they don't have a clue or do and aint saying. Golden nugget of info there Sony. And TV compatibility....? lol f*** off.

    So what can you do about it?

    Sony suggests updating the firmware on your TV, turning the console off and checking the power and HDMI connectors for damage. It also suggests checking the hard drive to make sure it's properly seated in the HDD bay.

    If all that fails, you can try booting your PS4 into safe mode. This changes the resolution to 480p and allows you to update the system software, restore default settings and restart the system. You can also rebuild the database and initialise the PS4 (this deletes all user data and restores the PS4 to as if it just came out of the box).


    Back to the TV thing again there huh. Yeah....

    Check everything is plugged in properly. Yep, invaluable advice that. Thanks again.

    And then the icing on the cake, safe mode, default settings, or rebuild the database on your brand new PS4 that's practically just come out of the box.

    Seriously Sony?
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  • Face-Off: Assassin's Creed 4: Black Flag

  • SteveV 13/11/2013

    I really can't wait for the next gen version head to head. Reply 0
  • Digital Foundry vs. Dead Rising 3

  • SteveV 12/11/2013

    @alexbulluk tbh though the more power some devs get the more ambitious they get. I'm not convinced they would even have had it running smoothly with more power or on the PS4... Reply -3
  • SteveV 12/11/2013

    @robertbiskup I don't see the point of this statement. The devs of DR3 haven't had to deal with any hardware differences. They've solely been working with the X1 for DR3. Reply +4
  • SteveV 12/11/2013

    @alexbulluk Well that's another thing. DR2 ran like crap. This is clearly down to the devs rather than the hardware. They just aren't very good at making the game run smoothly. Reply 0
  • SteveV 12/11/2013

    Also, cloud or no cloud, Forza 5 will run at 1080p native, 60fps. Reply -3
  • SteveV 12/11/2013

    @Goodfella I have no problem with 720p and 30fps. Especially for new console launch title. Clearly this doesn't maintain 30fps though. Not that I care. I was never going to bother with this anyway same as I didn't bother with DR2. Reply +1
  • GAME offering PS4 and Xbox One launch night queue jumps

  • SteveV 06/11/2013

    @Kostabi pretty much this -_- Reply 0
  • Gran Turismo 6: A list of all 1197 cars

  • SteveV 05/11/2013

    I was wondering what they were going to do with the standard/premium models thing. And it looks like not much. Still no premium Bugatti Veyron? wtf. I'm gonna pick this up still but to be quite honest, I really don't think I'll want to bother with it for a while since I'll be playing Forza 5 at launch. And with all the new tracks in Forza 5, and every car now having Autovista detail to them, and then still having all the other areas Forza is better at, well, not really much else I can say.

    Other than Bathurst, Spa, and Le Mans, in LMP cars with Autovista detail.
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  • Face-Off Preview: Battlefield 4 next-gen vs. PC

  • SteveV 29/10/2013

    Those of us that are buying both the Xbox One and PS4 have a choice to make then. I'd prefer it for Xbox One. XBL is better no doubt and the pad is better. PS4 has the edge performance wise though. Although the Xbox One version looks sharper strangely enough in the comparisons.

    At the end of the day I suppose it all depends if you can deal with generally 4fps less on the Xbox One version and the frame rate dropping to 40fps from 60fps more often.

    Which version am I going to get? I honestly don't know. Already getting Killzone and Forza 5, and AC4 as well. I'm really not bothered which version of Battlefield I end up with if I buy it....
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  • Rockstar warns: don't install GTA 5 Xbox 360 "play" disc

  • SteveV 16/09/2013

    I figured the USB drive install would fix the issue. Not a surprise really. At least they tested it for us. That aside, it's time I drove down to GAME to buy my copy in 40 minutes. Well, after the inevitable queueing up... Reply +2
  • SteveV 16/09/2013

    What happens if you install the mandatory install to the HDD then you install the play disc to a USB flash drive plugged in to the 360? Would that not fix this issue?

    Either way, I'm getting both versions. Popping to GAME in a few hours and buying the special edition at the midnight launch for PS3. I've got the normal version for the 360 coming in the post tomorrow. When I get my 360 version I'll try installing one of the discs to a flash drive and see what happens there.
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  • Splinter Cell Blacklist review

  • SteveV 20/08/2013

    The real question is is where's the Digital Foundry Head to Head? Hurry up! Reply +1
  • Tomb Raider review

  • SteveV 25/02/2013

    Not overly bothered about it tbh. I'll pick it up when it's cheap and I'm running out of things to play. Reply 0
  • Tokyo Jungle just 9.99 on EU PlayStation Store today

  • SteveV 27/09/2012

    I grabbed it. Can't grumble at 9.99 and I had a tenner in my psn account sat there doin nowt anyway. Crazy game. I've said it before but I'll say it again, life is tough being a Pomeranian. Reply 0
  • SteveV 26/09/2012

    Time does the store update nowadays anyway? Reply 0
  • SteveV 26/09/2012

    @Ace-Reject

    lol. I remeber buying Mirrors Edge a few years ago from GAME for 50p brand new.
    Reply +2
  • Sony's initial response to Tokyo Jungle was "bad"

  • SteveV 27/09/2012

    I purchased it last night because I had a tenner sat in my PSN account for ages doing absolutely nothing. Unique game.

    Life is tough being a Pomeranian.
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  • Joe Danger 2 coming to PS3, has 10 hours of extra content

  • SteveV 26/09/2012

    Unbelievable.

    So I bought the original on PS3 when it came out. Then it comes out on the 360 with extra content but a lot later, which was fine. So I buy Joe Danger 2 on the 360 the day it comes out because it isn't out on the PS3 which I found kinda odd considering the first one launched on the PS3. But whatever, I'll buy it on whichever it comes out on. Now though, two weeks later we find out it's actually coming out on the PS3 in a few weeks but it'll also have an extra 10 hours of gameplay?

    It's a complete disgrace.
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  • Mass Effect Trilogy Edition announced for PC, PS3, Xbox 360

  • SteveV 26/09/2012

    Hmmm. I wonder if this means the first one will be using the new engine? Reply +21
  • Hell Yeah! Wrath of the Dead Rabbit review

  • SteveV 26/09/2012

    On another note, I'm wondering why the Xbox 360 version is a 680mb download whereas the PS3 version is a 2.8gb download. What's with that? Reply 0
  • SteveV 26/09/2012

    I was looking forward to buying this today. Then got slapped in the face.

    I'd like to know why the hell we have to wait a week longer than the US for it. I wouldn't mind but come on, French developer, Japanese Publisher, but hey f*** Europe.
    Reply +1
  • Angry Birds Trilogy will be getting DLC

  • SteveV 04/09/2012

    I'd have considered it at 1200 marketplace points on XBL, MAYBE, but buy it for even more on retail? Activision can go fuck themselves. Again. Reply 0
  • Hybrid Review

  • SteveV 10/08/2012

    After playing the Beta I was never going to buy this to be honest. I think that review hits the nail right on the head.

    And yes, this Summer of Arcade has been pretty woeful. I haven't bought any of them. Slapping a 1200 points tag on it and labelling it a Summer of Arcade game isn't going to make me buy it I'm afraid Microsoft...

    I still have hopes for Dust though next week.
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  • Forza Horizon pre-orders bonuses revealed

  • SteveV 25/07/2012

    @cloudskipa
    also, Horizon ISN'T persistent online
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