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  • Latest Assassin's Creed Unity patch boosts performance

  • Zerobob 23/12/2014

    That article was way longer and more detailed than the game deserves, especially as the gains are minimal and barely noticeable. Reply +2
  • Xbox One vs PlayStation 4: Year One

  • Zerobob 21/12/2014

    Seeing as PCs are transgeneration and the ultimate in gaming power, which PC games have pushed the envelope in terms of gameplay in the last year?

    But no, let's just focus on what a disappointment the PS4 and Xbox One have been, again.
    Reply +9
  • Video: Why you really should be playing as a monster in Evolve

  • Zerobob 18/12/2014

    Slightly confusing article. It gave me the impression Evolve is an Xbone exclusive.

    Any word on an open beta on PS4?
    Reply +2
  • Grand Theft Auto Online Heists in early 2015

  • Zerobob 17/12/2014

    That... was a Harrier Jump Jet. Reply +1
  • Which is the better media player? PlayStation 4 and Xbox One revisited

  • Zerobob 14/12/2014

    I've been watching Battlestar Galactica on DVD on my PS4 recently and was pleasantly surprised at how good the upscaling was.

    Not even tried a Blu-Ray yet though. A little baffling that the Xbone handles 25fps 50hz Blu-Ray sources ever so slightly better, given Blu-Ray is Sony's own format, but I suspect in reality the difference is imperceptible.
    Reply +1
  • Rich Stanton on: GTA's growing pains

  • Zerobob 13/12/2014

    @kraigmorgasm
    Cheers for that. I've seen the post on reddit and it could work. Its just that I'm a bit worried I've missed the opportunity to pick a personal vehicle by skipping the tutorial. My PS4 name is zerobob1234 of you want to try an invite? (Rockstar username zerobob26)
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  • Zerobob 13/12/2014

    @kraigmorgasm
    Restart the tutorial or GTA Online? You cannot initiate the tutorial again and if I restart GTA Online I'll lose my $500k pre-order money.... unless I could create a new character maybe? I don't know what this involves. Any solid info or documentation seems very hard to come by. I've already raised it with R* support anyway.
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  • Zerobob 13/12/2014

    Played GTA Online for the first time yesterday and because I accidentally chose the option to 'Skip tutorial' I never got the chance to do any Lamar missions, I never got to choose a free car + tracker + insurance, and I can't seem to buy properties or garages. I'm level 7 now, have no mode of transport, not a clue what to do, no idea what's important. Great experience. Reply 0
  • Sony video suggests PS4 friend notifications coming soon

  • Zerobob 11/12/2014

    I found constant friend notifications the worst thing about the X360, especially when you're trying to watch a film.

    Still, would be nice to at least have the option on PS4.

    Why don't console manufacturers treat each new console generation as a huge chance to take all the positives from the previous console and make it even better?

    Both Sony and Microsoft have been guilty of omitting even the most basic of features from their latest consoles, which is beyond baffling. It's as if nobody at Sony or Microsoft even owns or uses a games console, so when it comes to designing a new interface basic and essential features are forgotten about.
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  • Square Enix confirms Microsoft will publish Rise of the Tomb Raider

  • Zerobob 09/12/2014

    Teaming up with MS and alienating people isn't going to make a great Tomb Raider game. Remembering what made Tomb Raider great is going to make a great Tomb Raider game.

    Less shooting, less bullshit origins backstory. More raiding tombs, more solving puzzles.
    Reply -1
  • Video: Uncharted 4's demo dissected

  • Zerobob 09/12/2014

    @gamescanbe Apologies, I was under the DISTINCT impression that all the previous Uncharted games ran at 60fps. It's probably just the amount of times Digital Foundary have mentioned how the UC4 gameplay doesn't match up to the damn 60fps E3 trailer, which of course was never going to be representative of the final game; Are they ever?

    In this case I don't see why Naughty Dog should have to aim for 60fps then, if it was never offered in the previous UC games. For me though, 30fps feels like playing an interactive movie, where as 60fps gives objects a tangible appearance.
    Reply +4
  • Zerobob 09/12/2014

    I don't care how the demo footage compares to the E3 trailer, as long as it looks and/or plays better than UC3.

    I've a bad feeling UC4 is only going to be running at 30fps though, which means the temporal resolution and fluidity of the previous games will be lost.

    Playing COD: AW recently I was reminded just how much a smooth 60fps frame rate adds to a game. Franky, it would be a a massive shame if UC4 couldn't match what the other Uncharted games have delivered, especially on new hardware.
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  • BioWare outlines big Dragon Age: Inquisition patch due out today

  • Zerobob 09/12/2014

    Well done BioWare for getting this patch out so quickly! They've listened to bug reports and actually spent time fixing them.

    Might be the time to actually buy it now. If only I didn't have GTA 5 and other games stealing my attention right now.
    Reply +1
  • Is Uncharted 4 the generational leap we were hoping for?

  • Zerobob 08/12/2014

    I think this article demonstrates the current console generation's curse - High expectation.

    Every industry has its boom period, and I think video games has had its boom period, as have movies, and music before it.

    Pushing the boundaries of what's possible becomes harder and harder after this point, and it seems development teams are really feeling the strain of high visual quality expectations, while at the same time games are far more complicated and time consuming to craft. Something has to give and, unfortunately, it's framerate and originality.

    However, I too am guilty of high expectation as I seriously want this game to be a PS4 showcase now I've invested in one.
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  • Troy Baker joins Uncharted 4 as Nathan Drake's brother

  • Zerobob 08/12/2014

    Stashwick has to be the best surname ever. Reply 0
  • EA announces free game giveaway for all PlayStation owners

  • Zerobob 06/12/2014

    Thanks for the heads up EG. I love downloading free games to my PS4 using my phone. Feels like the future. Reply +4
  • Bethesda shows glimpse of The Elder Scrolls Online's console version

  • Zerobob 05/12/2014

    I wish I could get excited about this game, but it's just a shadow of Skyrim or Morrowind from what I've heard. It reeks of a developer desperately trying to jump on the MMORPG money-churning bandwagon, but forgetting to offer anything of substance, never mind building on what made Skyrim great.

    If Bethesda are going to charge an ongoing subscription fee they need to make sure it's better than Skyrim, or WoW for that matter, or offers something completely unique.

    I've thrown enough money at my PS4 for now, whether it be games, a PSN subscription, or a suitably long Dualshock charging cable. It frustrates me that DLC and subscription fees are now becoming normalised.
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  • Why are Game of Thrones and Tales from the Borderlands more expensive on PS4 than on Xbox One?

  • Zerobob 04/12/2014

    Probably due to the same reason a 1 year XBL membership can be bought for 25, but a 1 year PSN subscription costs 35. Reply +2
  • 20 years of PlayStation: the making of WipEout

  • Zerobob 04/12/2014

    I always wondered what version of Wipeout they were playing in Hackers! Great film. Hilariously dated now though. Reply +1
  • Moving targets: the scattergun politics of Far Cry 4

  • Zerobob 02/12/2014

    Even though a friend assured me the game doesn't constantly pester you with mission notifications, it bloody well does.

    I'd say the worst thing about this game is the pretence though. Far Cry 1 and 3 felt like you were a spy, stealthily sneaking around an island inhabited by the bad guys; You were out of your depth and deep into the dragon's lair.

    Far Cry 4, on the other hand, feels like a gargantuan trek with little context. Giving you access to helicopters and elephants early in the game and expecting the novelty not to wear off also strikes me as a mistake.
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  • Sony won't renew FIFA sponsorship contract

  • Zerobob 01/12/2014

    Good. Football is the Devil's work in many ways. Reply 0
  • The Nintendo difference: Wii U's first two years

  • Zerobob 30/11/2014

    The article makes it seem like there aren't any good current gen games, all the while the Wii U is doing original things by releasing yet another Mario Kart game.

    Advanced Warfare is an amalgamation of everything that's good about COD, with new features freshening up the franchise, and it runs at a non-bloated 60fps and looks glorious frankly. Isn't this what Mario Kart 8 was praised for?

    I think people just get unduly exited at Nintendo and their weird, sorry, original games sometimes.
    Reply +4
  • Grand Theft Auto 5: deconstructing the remaster

  • Zerobob 29/11/2014

    I've been 100% impressed with the game so far. Loving playing it again. Shame about the bizarre little things missing though (sea foam, waving trees).

    I thought something was missing from the sea on the PS4 version, because I loved how it looked on X360. Hadn't noticed that the trees don't wave, but I think that effect is overused in games anyway, to the point where, in some games, it seems like all foliage is constantly in a "floating" motion, as if underwater.
    Reply +6
  • GAME selling Xbox One and four games for 299

  • Zerobob 27/11/2014

    You can always wait for a better deal, but the way I look at it is you only live once, and the sooner you buy something the sooner it starts paying you back.

    I could have waited until now to buy Shadow of Mordor for 25, for example, but I decided to buy it at release for 37 and I would say I've had more than 12 worth of enjoyment from the game since then.

    The same goes for all the PS4 games I've picked up for between 35 - 37.
    Reply +8
  • Dragon Age: Inquisition bug preventing companion banter

  • Zerobob 27/11/2014

    As good as this game looks (and probably is) I've heard quite a few technical complaints.

    It isn't surprising considering the game's scope, bit given the amount of other great games available right now I'm happy to wait before buying, by which time hopefully a lot of the bugs will have been fixed.
    Reply +5
  • Sony doubles down on PlayStation 4 as TV and smartphones falter

  • Zerobob 26/11/2014

    This is the best decision Sony could have made. I'm glad they have the awareness that the smartphone market is saturated, and TV services can be offered directly through the PS4 for god sake.

    Maybe falling back to the PS4 was Sony's safety net to fall back to all along. Whatever the case, this sounds like good news for PS4 gamers.
    Reply +1
  • Don't call it a comeback: Xbox One's first year

  • Zerobob 22/11/2014

    @grassyknoll
    I see what you're saying, and I didn't realise Sony had so many exclusives in the pipeline.

    However, how many of these will be 'killer' exclusives? Probably not all of them and regardless, Sony needed killer exclusives now, not in the future.

    I know The Last Guardian won't mean much to the mass market, but I'm a strong believer that great games speak for and sell themselves. If Sony had The Last Guardian ready by now, or another quality game, they'd be giving people a great reason to put a PS4 in their home now, regardless of future releases. I just feel Sony have missed a trick in the time its taken Microsoft to decide what their console is.

    I'm a PS4 owner by the way and I agree with you, Planetside 2 will probably be epic and is a very very good thing for the PS4.
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  • Zerobob 22/11/2014

    I don't understand Sony. All they had to do was get The Last Guardian finished for around now, a year into the PS4 life cycle, by throwing all their resources into it. They would have an interesting (and probably great) console exclusive and a compelling reason to buy a PS4. It would have rejuvenated the gaming branch of the company no end.

    Instead Sony don't seem to have much of a game plan, or really care that they've got no killer exclusives, or that they've given Microsoft a ton of time to get their shit together, finally. Sony seem to be playing the whole thing safely from a distance, concentrating on boring games like Driveclub which does nothing new, rather than on something interesting and innovative.
    Reply +2
  • PlanetSide 2: PS4, free-to-play and leaving money on the table

  • Zerobob 21/11/2014

    I know a few people who are addicted to PlanetSide. I think it'll be a great game when it emerges. I just hope it doesn't cost too much to win. Reply +1
  • Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor gets free DLC today

  • Zerobob 21/11/2014

    After Destiny, Advanced Warfare, and now GTA5, I haven't had a chance to play Shadow of Mordor since buying it weeks ago, apart from a quick disappointing run through when I first got it.

    I'm just hoping it gets better the more you play it, as all I seemed to be doing was stumbling from one Orc Warlord to the next until a Caragor finally killed me due to being defenceless against them. I just couldn't find any structure to what I was playing, such as a safe starting area.
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  • Trials Fusion update adds ability to form teams

  • Zerobob 21/11/2014

    What a disappointment Fusion has been. I don't think teams are going to add anything. Evolution was great, but with some key features missing, such as being able to search for a user track, it was a little frustrating.

    Fusion however, won't even simply let you view a straight list of all the tracks you've downloaded; they just disappear into the ether. The online community is a ghost town of broken tracks. Redlynx don't seem to care this time around about promoting great user tracks. Nothing is right about it.

    Me and a mate have had to revert back to playing Evolution because of the wealth of great tracks still being created in Track Central.
    Reply +1
  • Combat-free exploration-based MMO Wander is coming to PS4

  • Zerobob 19/11/2014

    Wouldn't this be better if you started as a smaller species, such as an ant, and one you've managed and build up enough ant colonies you can unlock bigger or more dominant species, or flying species, and explore further? I'd be interested in finding out more about this game

    This still looks like my sort of game, but I just hope there's still a game in there somewhere... Some objectives or goals.
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  • This Grand Theft Auto 5 next-gen Easter egg sure is a trip

  • Zerobob 19/11/2014

    Of all the reasons to play GTA 5 again, this has to be the best so far. Reply 0
  • Performance Analysis: Grand Theft Auto 5

  • Zerobob 18/11/2014

    @ubergine
    I know, there are too many games I want to play right now! More COD, more Destiny, GTA V as of today, Dragon Age Inquisition... I've barely touched Shadow of Mordor yet either!

    Definitely a good thing though.
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  • Zerobob 18/11/2014

    Curious that the article mentions stutter. I thought I saw stutter on some YouTube gameplay videos.

    Hopefully my PS4 copy turns up today and I can find out myself!
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  • Far Cry 4 review

  • Zerobob 14/11/2014

    I really don't like the sound of the constant notifications telling you to do things.

    Hopefully they'll strip the series back to simple stealth exploration again, and allow you to tackle situations when and how you see fit.
    Reply +2
  • Assassin's Creed Unity review

  • Zerobob 11/11/2014

    Well, who didn't guess this'd be the same mediocre rubbish, derivative of the other games, but with prettier graphics?

    I mean, once you do pirates and sailing there's no going back to simply jumping around a city.
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  • Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare connectivity patch hits PC

  • Zerobob 11/11/2014

    @Samalamadingdong

    Yes respawning next to enemy players is annoying. What's even more annoying are the higher level players who are familiar with exactly where to camp to take you out as you respawn... I thought this was a thing of the past.

    I could barely move in a game yesterday without being blindsided, and it's not like I wasn't pretty good at other games in the series.
    Reply +1
  • Zerobob 11/11/2014

    "Adjustment to the in-game chat names notifications placement"

    Thank the lord!
    Reply +7
  • Dragon Age: Inquisition review

  • Zerobob 11/11/2014

    I think I'll wait for the next elder scrolls game. It doesn't sound like the game offers much in the way of freedom, exploration, or anything interesting to do. Reply +3
  • Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare review

  • Zerobob 10/11/2014

    All I know is that, on PS4 at least, the campaign has some spectacular moments and is simply fun. The multiplayer is silky smooth and sharp, different enough to be fun, bit familiar enough to understand.

    I'd rather be playing this CoD than any of the past versions given the graphical upgrades and gameplay additions, even if it is "just another CoD for the chavs".
    Reply +1
  • Face-Off: Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare

  • Zerobob 07/11/2014

    I know all this in detail EG... I read the two performance analysis articles you've already published.

    Where is the review? Come on, it's been long enough now.
    Reply +2
  • BioWare boss polls fans on potential Mass Effect Trilogy re-make

  • Zerobob 07/11/2014

    New original games please. No more remakes, I can't take it any more.

    I'm hoping all these remakes are just a stopgap while actual new games are in development; I appreciate as games get more complex they take longer to develop.
    Reply +2
  • Gamer Network is now hiring!

  • Zerobob 06/11/2014

    Thanks for this EG. I'm a frontend developer with most of the skills, and also experience of web and UX design, so I might apply. I'm not really enjoying the work I'm doing at the moment. Does mean moving to Brighton though, hmm. Reply -1
  • PS4 software update v2.01 to tackle Rest Mode problem

  • Zerobob 05/11/2014

    What I don't understand is that the Xbox 360 was capable of knowing if controllers were plugged in charging when you turned it off, and it'd go into a low power mode until your controller was fully charged, then turn itself off, no fuss.

    The PS4 isn't even capable of this, meaning you always have to remember to put it in standby/rest mode until your controller is charged, then shut the thing off...it clearly uses some power in rest mode, if only to power the light on top.

    This is by far the most disappointing aspect of my PS4, especially as the controller requires charging daily.
    Reply +2
  • Smaller, cheaper, cooler Xbox One processor in development

  • Zerobob 31/10/2014

    @iceytoa1 I was aware of the philosophy behind the design of the Xbone but, forgetting the size of the thing, aesthetically I think it's aweful, dull, uninspiring, lacking in any essence of design.

    Nearly every single artists concept I saw bettered the eventual design of the console. I know its not an important factor in choosing a console, but it IS a factor.
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  • Zerobob 31/10/2014

    One of the reasons I bought a PS4 was the Xbox One is just so big and ugly, and still has an external power brick...it just didn't seem well designed or have a quality look to it.

    But seriously, they're designing a 'slim' version already? Bit of a slap in the face to early Xbox One adopters who will soon have an "old" new console.
    Reply -2
  • Here's what's in Destiny's The Dark Below expansion

  • Zerobob 29/10/2014

    All people have to do is simply not buy this to show consumers won't be taken for a ride.

    This DLC represents horrendous value for money and is extremely hard to palate after such a wafer thin story offering the first time.

    For the sake of the future of gaming simply don't buy it.
    Reply +13
  • Destiny's first expansion The Dark Below takes aim at story criticism

  • Zerobob 29/10/2014

    Well I expect this DLC to be free to make up for the nonexistent story.

    In fact, all but the last "story" mission simply involved delivering your Ghost somewhere to scan something while fighting off waves of aliens. No puzzles, no wonder... Just shooting aliens while you wait for your Ghost to scan something. Bungie should be embarrassed to charge for DLC.
    Reply +38
  • Bungie promises power matters in Destiny's new and improved Iron Banner

  • Zerobob 27/10/2014

    @wyp100
    I have to agree, I'm really enjoying Destiny personally. OK so it isn't a huge sandbox, or a graphical masterpiece, but my god it feels good to play and is very addictive.

    It does seem the only people disliking the game are people who don't actually own the game, or even played the game, or haven't bought into the idea of a new next gen console yet.
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