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  • Xbox One's August update adds automatic download for digital purchases

  • Vice.Destroyer 20/07/2014

    @Brev2034 I can only speak for myself, but I want dnla & MP3 support so I can listen to my own songs while playing games, games, games. Me and videogames developers have very different taste in music. Which is cool, we are all different. But that is why I would love the option to play my own songs whilst gaming. Reply +1
  • Microsoft is heavily discounting Titanfall and more this week

  • Vice.Destroyer 10/07/2014

    @TheEarlOfZinger Well done. The cynic in me believes that you have already seen Major Nelson pronounce his surname on a video somewhere, but if you didn't, well done. I certainly would have pronounced it the way it was spelt, that is to say 'Hryb', rather than 'Hyrb'. Reply 0
  • Vice.Destroyer 10/07/2014

    @Dabs In fairness to him, he probably finds it easier for people to call him Major Nelson, than people trying and failing to pronounce his surname properly. As a test, see how you would pronounce "Hryb". :) Reply 0
  • Microsoft launches Xbox Feedback website, asks for your ideas

  • Vice.Destroyer 10/06/2014

    I'm glad that custom soundtracks is something that others feel strongly about. The console that makes that happen first, will be made my primary gaming console.

    Currently using Music Online to stream music, which is a nice alternative, but an extra expense. Still, I would never have discovered Action Bronson, if it wasn't for that.

    Great, if you like hip-hop. Shite, if you don't.
    Reply +1
  • Ubisoft's E3 conference

  • Vice.Destroyer 10/06/2014

    @richielaa No need to read it again. I didn't agree with your post when you first posted it and I don't agree with it now. The internet is full of snark and sarcasm. Why don't you tell me who would have been a better fit to explain and sell the game, rather than the people who worked on it for about 4 years. Reply 0
  • Vice.Destroyer 09/06/2014

    Can a mod please ban @noclipmode? I didn't realise that I would ever say this, but he is an embarrassment to gamers. Reply 0
  • Vice.Destroyer 09/06/2014

    @richielaa Like the people that made the game, you mean? Reply 0
  • Vice.Destroyer 09/06/2014

    2 hour+ missions? Please god, let there be save points. I can't play games for two hours at a time anymore. Reply 0
  • This is what Tetris looks like on PS4 and Xbox One

  • Vice.Destroyer 05/06/2014

    @bratsampson Dude, let me shake your hand. I loved that version as well. I really wish they had online leaderboards for the N64, because if memory serves, one of the modes where you have to get a certain score in a certain time, I got it in less than 10 seconds Reply +1
  • Why Xbox One's ambitious media strategy failed

  • Vice.Destroyer 17/05/2014

    Great article. Poor Xbox One. I wanted to love it. But I will now make my PS4 my primary console this generation. Reply +111
  • Ubisoft "to continue supporting" Assassin's Creed games on PS3 and Xbox 360

  • Vice.Destroyer 16/05/2014

    @Korpers My word. A gamer with enthusiasm and a positive response to piece posted no eurogamer? No sarcasm. Just pure, gaming joy? You are too good for the comments section. Don't spend too long here, the neg-meisters will ruin your day.

    Oh, and I can't wait either. I have lived every game until this point.
    Reply +1
  • The Longest Journey lead actress needs money for medical expenses

  • Vice.Destroyer 06/05/2014

    Actually, can someone smart explain why dirtySteve (and I) seem to be wrong? I also thought that Obamacare would have meant that this wouldn't happen any more? Reply +10
  • Star Wars: Episode VII's cast revealed

  • Vice.Destroyer 30/04/2014

    A long time ago on a block far, far away...
    (I really hope that this film will not set John Boyega on a B-movie career path like Hayden, Mark, Ahmed Best and Billy Dee Williams)
    Reply +4
  • Windows 8 to finally return Start Menu in August update

  • Vice.Destroyer 25/04/2014

    @shadowdogg Oh. You are talking about shortcuts. Those I know. I thought you were talking about something completely different. Reply 0
  • Vice.Destroyer 23/04/2014

    @shadowdogg I don't think I know what you mean? Just set it up how you want it? As in, you could put the Control Panel in a tile in the Metro interface? Reply 0
  • Xbox One system update rolling out now

  • Vice.Destroyer 15/04/2014

    @Chowny You know what I have to do? Mute my TV to be able to voice-control my console. I realise the irony there and as soon as my Logitech universal remote can control the Xbox One, I shall no longer use the Kinect for pausing.

    Having said that, I do enjoy going from the main dashboard into Netflix and starting my current show of choice, 24. That is brilliant.
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  • OneGuide rolling out to select Xbox One users in the UK

  • Vice.Destroyer 06/04/2014

    @cyacomini It is certainly a much more fun and easy experience streaming on the Xbox One, rather than the 360. Being able to select what you want to stream on the laptop, as you can on the Xbox One, rather than having to use the 360 to view your download folder is sooooo much more convenient and faster. Reply 0
  • Vice.Destroyer 04/04/2014

    @cyacomini Thanks for the tip about having the video app open on the Xbox. That was the missing piece. It is now working perfectly. Reply +1
  • Vice.Destroyer 02/04/2014

    @cyacomini Thanks for the link. Hopefully, the issue was that I didn't have the video app open on my console. I'll give that another try. Reply +1
  • Vice.Destroyer 02/04/2014

    @cyacomini Unfortunately not for me. :( Reply 0
  • Vice.Destroyer 01/04/2014

    @cyacomini HOW? Please share this secret. Reply +1
  • Respawn locks Titanfall cheaters into "the Wimbledon of aimbot contests"

  • Vice.Destroyer 27/03/2014

    Not that I am interested in it for myself, I am curious to know how console dudes cheat? Is there some sort of aimbot you can get for Xbox One? Reply +17
  • Microsoft discounts Xbox One Thief, Tomb Raider this weekend

  • Vice.Destroyer 25/03/2014

    @TheNinjaWarriorAGAIN They have stopped Delawarians from purchasing things whilst in their holiday home in the UK. Reply 0
  • Vice.Destroyer 25/03/2014

    I will certainly pick up Tomb Raider at that sort of price. Reply +15
  • Xbox Achievement hunter finally hits a million Gamerscore

  • Vice.Destroyer 13/03/2014

    Stallion is a beast. I'm clearly in the distinct minority here when I say that dude is a gaming god. Yes, he has probably played more than a few games that he didn't enjoy. He has said so himself many times. But that guy has got incredible skills. It's been a long time since I looked through his games list. But I guarantee if you go through his Gamerscore, find any game that you yourself have played and an achievement in there that you found difficult, chances are, he has done it.

    Some of the XBLA gamers will understand what I mean. Check his gamercard out and see the games he has maxed out. Serious skill in loads of games.
    The man is a gaming god.
    Reply +16
  • Mario Kart 8 release date announced

  • Vice.Destroyer 13/02/2014

    @FuzzyDuck Thanks. I had my suspicions that I knew who they were. Quick google showed me where I know them from. Never played SMB3. But I know them from Super Mario World. Reply 0
  • Vice.Destroyer 13/02/2014

    I'm sorry to be an idiot. Seven Koopalings? What are those? I'm going to have to google that, ain't I?

    Edit: Google complete. OK. They are what I thought. I thought they were Bowser's kids, that's why I got confused about the name Koopalings. But according to Wiki, they were thought of as Bowser's kids, then the idea got abandoned.
    As seen in Super Mario World. Where I know them from.

    Reply +3
  • Zavvi selling Xbox One for 20 less than RRP

  • Vice.Destroyer 20/01/2014

    @Markitron I'm aware that I am starting to come across like an Xbox One apologist, so I'll (try and) make this my last word on the matter. Why the PS4 can cope without an external power brick and the Xbox One can't? I can't answer that. I know nothing about videogame design and architecture. In all honesty, my understanding of electricity goes as far as power goes in, hot air comes out. :)

    All I can say is that I trust the Microsoft hardware engineers to have produced a console that can be potentially left on for 10 years continually.

    If we were to make criticisms of the Xbox One that actually have merit, I would mention the overpromising of the Kinect integration with DVR/Sky/other set top boxes. On paper, really cool. In practice, really shit! (Any other Xbox One owners disagree? Let's hear why. Personally speaking, if you have spare HDMI ports, the HDMI-passthrough is not necessary. And not being able to voice-tag channels so you can say "Xbox, go to E4" is such a missed opportunity.

    The other criticism I'd make is that Kinect is still actually shit at recognising gestures. Voice recognition is actually impressive, but playing games where it tracks your movements? 2/10.

    An external power brick to me is a nonsense issue. Unpack. Plug in. Stow away. Forget about it until you see people complaining about it on Eurogamer. There are other things worth complaining about Xbox One.
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  • Vice.Destroyer 20/01/2014

    @BobbyDeNiro It's not pretty, but surely you do what virtually the entire world does with their unseemly cables and doodahs? Hide it behind your TV and forget all about it? Reply 0
  • Vice.Destroyer 20/01/2014

    @Soton4084 I see two things that may answer your skepticism. Heat dissipation and fan noise. Microsoft clearly want to take zero chances with overheating this time around.

    And it is generally accepted that the Xbox is the quieter console this time around. There is not much in it, in fairness. So little, in fact, it is probably not worth mentioning. But it is there. But to each their own. Microsoft maybe should have recognised that people actually have a problem with an external power brick.
    Reply +2
  • Vice.Destroyer 20/01/2014

    Soton4084 wrote:
    I'll consider an Xbox One when:

    1) It is aimed primarily at gamers
    2) It doesn't include Kinect.
    3) It is at least as cheap as the PS4
    4) Microsoft improve the 'design'. Sony managed to make the PS4 smaller, more powerful and without an external power brick, why can't MS?
    5) The Microsoft gaming division isn't run by incompetent, arrogant and out of touch cretins. Getting rid of Mattrick was a good start, but they need to get rid of people like 'Major' Nelson and replace them with talented individuals like Mark Cerny.

    Can someone explain to me again why an external power brick is a negative? Do people move their console on a daily/weekly/monthly basis? Or are these the same people that will not consider a mobile because it is 6 grams heavier and therefore far too heavy for their delicate gamer arms?
    Reply +2
  • Nintendo slashes Wii U sales forecast from 9m to 2.8m

  • Vice.Destroyer 17/01/2014

    @sanctusmortis Let's hope you are right and I am spectacularly wrong. A world without Nintendo is not a world I want for my son. Reply 0
  • Vice.Destroyer 17/01/2014

    @sanctusmortis Being able to play SNES games would be a system seller? To who? You? And the 15 other people that have a hankering to have nostalgia fueled gaming sessions of games that are two decades old? You may love that, but you don't represent a sizable proportion of the gaming market. With all due respect.

    The past is the past. I certainly do not care for retro gaming. Games I played 20 years ago, I wouldn't have the patience for today. Tried to play Super Mario World 2: Yoshis Island a few years back. Big mistake. Same with the SNES versions of Mario Kart, Zelda, etc. My gaming sensibilities have changed. What I loved then just bores me now.
    Reply +4
  • Ubisoft is developing Tetris for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One

  • Vice.Destroyer 16/01/2014

    To this very day, I still believe that the N64 version of The New Tetris is the definitive Version. Reply +5
  • Xbox One update will fix "hidden, harder to use" social features

  • Vice.Destroyer 12/01/2014

    @Ryze In fairness to Stoomonster, the latter point you described is what I described and what he explained Sky wouldn't do. He also explained a few other things. But my initial question was
    I would love for the Xbox to actually be able to access the Sky Planner (the programs I have saved on there for later viewing). How awesome would it be to say "Xbox, go to Sky. Watch Elementary on Planner"? Full of awesome. That's how awesome it would be.
    I agree, if it were able to do that via the network like my Sky+ app on my phone, that would be fantastic. Just being able to change channels is not quite as awesome for me.
    Reply 0
  • Vice.Destroyer 09/01/2014

    @StooMonster Thanks for taking the time out for enlightening me. Reply +3
  • Vice.Destroyer 09/01/2014

    @StooMonster Hm. Did I misunderstand what Microsoft were promising us? Also, I must be a bit dense, because I don't see how it would hurt Sky to allow the Xbox One to communicate with the Sky box? I mean, you would still need a Sky box? I seriously thought that was what the HDMI-passtrough was for. Reply 0
  • Vice.Destroyer 09/01/2014

    @Uncle_Fishboy As the kids say, I feel you, bro. My issue is, that I would love for the Xbox to actually be able to access the Sky Planner (the programs I have saved on there for later viewing). How awesome would it be to say "Xbox, go to Sky. Watch Elementary on Planner"? Full of awesome. That's how awesome it would be. Reply +4
  • Vice.Destroyer 09/01/2014

    I'm looking at the list of Top Xbox One feature requests. Agree with virtually every one of them. I find it strange that a need for a site like that exists, begging for the Xbox One to be given the same level of usability and features that the 360 already has.

    But am also stunned to see that people actually want the Avatar store as well. :)

    Edit: Binky beat me to it. We are making virtually the same point.
    Reply +8
  • Motorola Moto G review

  • Vice.Destroyer 18/12/2013

    @DrStrangelove I can see where you are coming from. But at least it is just one phone. I am constantly looking for cheap, good smartphones to send to my family in Uganda. The amount of cheap turds I have bought, that are still more expensive than the Moto G, beggars belief. Reply +4
  • Vice.Destroyer 18/12/2013

    @poobob Thanks for that. Can I be cheeky and ask if you can find a similar cheap price for the 16GB model? Edit: I used the power of google to find the answer myself. Thanks again. Reply 0
  • Vice.Destroyer 18/12/2013

    I was already convinced by the Moto G. But where can you pick it up for 100? Even the good people at Mobile Fun that supplied the review model sell the 8GB Moto G for 160. Reply +6
  • Yoshi's New Island for 2DS and 3DS in spring 2014

  • Vice.Destroyer 18/12/2013

    I just may get myself a 3DS just for this game. Reply +2
  • Blockbuster to close all remaining UK stores

  • Vice.Destroyer 12/12/2013

    @andy25801 Wow! And to each and everyone else who finds it distasteful that I am looking for a bargain, regardless of where it comes from. If you work in Blockbuster, have a family member that works in Blockbuster, I apologise for my heartless comment. Shit news just before christmas.

    If you are a person that actually used Blockbusters in the last 12 months to rent DVDs, I guess it sucks that one of your preferred shops is shutting down.

    But if you are a person (as I suspect a bunch of folk here are) that has not had a Blockbuster card for years, that uses Netflix or Lovefilm or even Sky for their rental needs and is essentially the reason for the reduced footfall into traditional video rental shops like Blockbusters and calls *me* a vulture, I would say take a good, long look at yourself. It's all very well and good to say "Poor Blockbusters. Heartless Auditors. Etc" But where was your support? Where were you when Blockbuster needed people to walk to their shop and rent films from them to keep going as a viable business? As far as I can tell, using any of the myriad of alternatives that would stream films directly into their homes. And then come on here and give me grief? Some people.
    Reply +5
  • Vice.Destroyer 12/12/2013

    Stock sold with up to a 90% discount? Does anyone know whether they got any Xbox One games in? Reply -36
  • Amazon announces drone delivery service

  • Vice.Destroyer 02/12/2013

    So many things are frightening about this. Reply +22
  • Xbox One outsells Xbox 360 two-to-one in UK launch

  • Vice.Destroyer 25/11/2013

    @Defecationqueen I like your sentiment. I agree with it. But your username made me gag. Reply +1
  • Ballmer: You can trust Microsoft with your privacy

  • Vice.Destroyer 20/11/2013

    I'm confused. Wouldn't Bill Gates kids be grown up now? Reply +6
  • Introducing Games of the Generation

  • Vice.Destroyer 21/10/2013

    My list would include Batman: Arkham Asylum, Blue Dragon, BioShock 1, Assassin's Creed 1 and Dead Rising. Not sure about the order. And that I can't squeeze Mass Effect in there is upsetting. Reply 0
  • Sony expects 5m PlayStation 4 sales before April

  • Vice.Destroyer 19/09/2013

    I hope that they reach those numbers. That and Xbox ONE. Imagine a world with only mobile games (and in-game purchases), Nintendo 3DS and PC gaming? Reply +9