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  • Horizon is a technical masterpiece on PS4 and Pro

  • Zerobob 21/02/2017

    @gustave154
    Hope Eurogamer's review doesn't stop anyone from playing this awesome game.
    Yes, but define "awesome game". From the videos I've see it looks like running around a sandbox, littered with highly generic sandbox tasks, hitting things with your weapon. What is its saving grace? The dope graphics?

    I see the point Eurogamer are making in their review. Games all about running around a sandbox hitting things with your weapon doesn't seem like progress to me, no matter how pretty they are, especially when it also embraces so many sandbox clichés.
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  • Man appears to play Doom in Porsche 911 using driving controls

  • Zerobob 21/02/2017

    @lostmuppet Yeah i watched calculator Doom too, but it wasn't Doom, just a very rough approximation of Doom, like you said. And the games he tried on his calculator loved to crash. And the whole thing was just terrible really. Reply 0
  • Hearthstone will add three 130-card expansions next year, no adventures

  • Zerobob 17/02/2017

    I had fun with Hearthstone at first, and I adore the overall game design, but its pay-to-win business model has become more than evident now, with many expensive cards being outright better than others with the same mana cost. Reply +1
  • Nintendo Switch system features shown off in video

  • Zerobob 17/02/2017

    Yes it looks clean and smooth, but what does this interface offer, aside from launching games and a Nintendo advertising feed? It's not as if there are apps running in the background, or it offers apps, or video playback, or it even offers web browsing. It doesn't even handle messaging and chat. Is it any surprise the basic lightweight interface runs smoothly?

    What an arbitrary and trivial thing to get excited about before we've even seen the games properly, games being the only thing the Switch actually offers.
    Reply +1
  • Here's what creating a Commander in Elite Dangerous looks like

  • Zerobob 16/02/2017

    @Harbinger73 Let's hope they opt for an early May release in time for Frontier's financial year end then. I can't wait much longer with all this talk of aliens, multicrew, and "Rikering" chairs. Reply +2
  • Zerobob 16/02/2017

    Any news on the PS4 version? Reply +1
  • Zelda: Breath of the Wild hard mode, Cave of Trials part of £17.99 season pass

  • Zerobob 14/02/2017

    ...aaaand there goes the last bit of interest I had in owning a Switch. Reply +2
  • FTL dev reveals turn-based strategy game Into the Breach

  • Zerobob 11/02/2017

    I couldn't be happier with the look of this game and you just know the game systems will be excellent based on the quality of FTL.

    I'm very rapidly moving towards turn-based strategy as my favourite genre. I find it tiresome and disheartening that the central mechanic of so many games is to walk around and hit something by pressing a button. I just wish there were more turn-based strategy games around, like XCOM, which require thought, or games that handle fighting mechanics in an interesting and original way.
    Reply +2
  • Watch: Chris plays GoldenEye 007 for the first time

  • Zerobob 11/02/2017

    Chris was totally right in the video when he said Oddjob was a normal sized bloke. People seem to forget this.

    Nick Nack was the pocked-sized henchman from The Man with the Golden Gun and sometimes wore a bowler hat and suit, so he looked similar to Oddjob who also wore a hat and suit.

    The Goldeneye devs clearly got mixed up and sort of created a hybrid of the two characters, probably because the Goldeneye multiplayer was a last minute afterthought that wasn't even within the scope of the game.
    Reply +1
  • Hearthstone fans unearth dinosaur-themed expansion

  • Zerobob 06/02/2017

    @iluvrice2 Well, at my level, a Hunter Beast deck always seems to work out well for me. It's my favourite deck by far.

    I quite like playing Warrior but I don't seem to have many of the cards that make the class effective, such as Pirates.

    I have literally no idea how to play as Shaman. I've tried and tried but never found a successful deck that works. Regarding tactics, the general concensus seems to be to put out as many totems as possible, then buff them, but I've never found mana to be in my favour whilst attempting this... I always seem to spend all my mana maintaining board control, rather than having 2 spare for a totem, and even then, you don't want to leave a totem out there on its own only to be easily destroyed on your opponent's turn.
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  • Zerobob 06/02/2017

    @Duffking Yes I agree about thee being far too many overpowered 1-2 mana cost cards. I'm a very casual player and I've never spent any money on the game, but I still get plenty of wins... it's just much harder with Druid or Priest decks which lend themselves more to the long game.

    There are just so many great early game cards now (if you buy them), that have abilities and synergy with other cards, that a casual player like me can easily find themselves overwhelmed by turn 2 with no way to recover. The balance of the cards has definitely been lost, and there are plenty of cards that exist that are flat-out better cards than standard card alternatives. It has truly become 'pay to win'.

    I much prefer playing Hunter, Mage, or Rogue now because it's far easier. Hunter and Rogue favour playing low cost minions and also allow you to control the board easily at all stages of the game, which has become essential. Mage... well if you use your spells at the correct time you can win any game.
    Reply +1
  • Johnny and Ian had a fight about Switch - in video form

  • Zerobob 04/02/2017

    Johnny mentioned an interesting point. Yes, the Switch is the kind of portable device that you'd take away with you, but does it include a wall charger, or does it rely in the dock for charging? Reply 0
  • Super Mario Run hits 78m downloads

  • Zerobob 31/01/2017

    I think the problem with the game wasn't the price, it's the fact it's just another runner game, in a marketplace full of runner games.

    If Nintendo had just done a really good classic Mario game, like on the DS, I think people would have been more impressed and felt it was a more quality Nintendo product.
    Reply +1
  • PSA: Some of Sega's best soundtracks just hit Spotify

  • Zerobob 26/01/2017

    I always liked the soundtracks from Golden Axe, Streets of Rage 2, Shinobi, and Shenmue.

    I guess everyone just likes the music from the games they played when they were growing up for nostalgic reasons.
    Reply +3
  • Nintendo Switch touchscreen shown in action for the first time

  • Zerobob 24/01/2017

    @smemma
    Is it maybe the case that they're not pushing it as an input method as you can't use it when docked?
    That's exactly what I said back in October. There's no way Nintendo can make the touchscreen a meaningful part of any game because it is inaccessible while the Switch is docked.
    Reply +2
  • Sony Platinum Wireless Headset review

  • Zerobob 22/01/2017

    I just wish I could pair my Bose bluetooth headphones with my PS4. Reply 0
  • Google Pixel review

  • Zerobob 21/01/2017

    I'm still using my Nexus 4 years after I bought it, but the battery life has become quite poor, so I need to get a new phone soon.

    There's no way I'd spend £700 on a phone though, especially as they're too small to do any proper gaming on compared to a tablet.

    It's a shame because I always saw the Nexus phones as Google's gift to the people, allowing everyone to have a pure slice of Google in their hand because of their affordable price. Now Google have clearly positioned themselves to compete directly with Apple and Samsung, yet I don't think they've created a better offering than those companies, which isn't good for anybody.
    Reply +5
  • Recommended strategy game Kingdom coming soon to iOS/Android

  • Zerobob 20/01/2017

    After reading the review I'd like to know if you can pause the game. I don't like real time strategy as much as turn based because I always feel too pressured when trying to strategise.

    Also, do all battles take place on a side-on 2D view?...It doesn't seem the best decision when it comes to base building and defence strategy.
    Reply -1
  • Zerobob 20/01/2017

    I love playing strategy games on my Android tab. I'm going to have to add this to the collection. Reply +2
  • Did Nintendo download a Mario ROM and sell it back to us?

  • Zerobob 19/01/2017

    The only conclusion you can draw from this is that emulation has cemented its place in the world of games, legal or illegal.

    What I find astonishing is that Nintendo didn't even acknowledge the glaring evidence being put before them.
    Reply -2
  • Splatoon 2 doesn't feel like a proper sequel just yet

  • Zerobob 18/01/2017

    Other companies have been creating rehashes for years, I don't mind Nintendo taking a turn.
    You're kidding, right? The same Nintendo that have constantly rehashed Mario, Mario Kart and Zelda games over the last three decades?
    Reply -5
  • Zelda: Breath of the Wild's Switch and Wii U differences outlined

  • Zerobob 18/01/2017

    @Moz
    Indeed the system isn't has powerful as a PS4 but the early games are showing its no slouch and all that in something the size of 7" tablet!! And for £80 less then an iPad mini
    I would argue that the Switch is about 10 times thicker than most tablets, so not comparable in size. The battery life is also a fraction of that of tablets in a similar price range.

    iOS / Android tablets also give you a wealth of functionality, such as browsing the web properly in Chrome, listening to Spotify, watching YouTube, Google Maps, watching videos files. Not to mention access to a plethora of games on iTunes / Google Play, such as Hearthstone, XCOM, KOTOR, FTL, RollerCoaster Tycoon, Baulder's Gate. I can even emulate NDS, N64, SNES, NES, and MegaDrive games.

    The Switch does have positive aspects, but value for money isn't one of them.
    Reply +3
  • Brexit blamed for incoming UK App Store price rise

  • Zerobob 17/01/2017

    I was going to buy Rollercoaster Tycoon Classic on the Google Play store for £5.99, then noticed it was £4.49 on iTunes. I don't see any reason for a price difference so I didn't buy it. Seems Google have already adjusted their prices post Brexit. Reply +2
  • Gwent plays a much better game of cards leaving The Witcher 3 behind

  • Zerobob 16/01/2017

    @Oh-Bollox
    Not sure why you've been down-voted either. Gwent is undeniably a wholesale rip off of Condotierre, card for card.

    I posted about this months ago, including a detailed card-for-card breakdown, and people agreed.

    The worst thing is Witcher 3 senior gameplay designer Damien Monnier's story that he came up with Gwent while he was in the bath.
    Reply +1
  • Zerobob 16/01/2017

    I wish they'd develop an Android version.

    Touch controls are better for this type of game, before you even consider the portability aspect.
    Reply +5
  • Scalebound director sorry game's cancellation "let fans down"

  • Zerobob 11/01/2017

    I find it quite odd that they're so willing to give up on this game and throw all development work in the bin. Is there no possible way this game can be finished within budget? From footage I've watched it looked fairly complete in terms of concept and vision, easily at a stage a new production and development team could step in.

    I mean, The Last Guardian took years and years to get released, but the development team was persistent and finally finished the game, Sony never gave up on it, and it ended up pretty great... I've never felt so touched by a game's story.

    Platinum / Microsoft seem to have just completely lost their appetite for this project. OK, the headphones idea is a stupid, pretentious, and gimmicky attempt to get younger people on board with the game, but the dragons and the scale of the game looked great.
    Reply +3
  • New year's resolution: Let's stop screaming

  • Zerobob 08/01/2017

    As I see it, certain gaming media has become nothing more than an extension of games companies' marketing departments.

    Gaming media generates hype with videos titled things like "7 Things We're Most Looking Forward to in Fallout 4" and "5 Reasons No Man's Sky Will be a Game-Changer", as well as publish opinion pieces designed to generate discussion. This is profitable for gaming media and developers alike.

    However, when the hyped features don't appear in the final game it generates disappointment, and when people inevitably disagree with points raised in the published opinion piece it generates arguments.

    As Maj. Richard Sharpe once said, you make your bed and you lie in it.
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  • Zerobob 08/01/2017

    @Rogueywon
    Most of that community (with a few sad exceptions) would rather like to be less angry. But the press needs to play its part by sometimes getting angry on their behalf
    Well put.

    I feel companies are getting away with far too many instances of anti-consumer behaviour and this goes completely unchallenged by the gaming media. I've never really got over the monetisation of individual elements in games, or more accurately, people's willingness to buy them. Why should money have any bearing on an individual's success playing a certain game?
    Reply +4
  • First contact has finally been made in Elite: Dangerous

  • Zerobob 06/01/2017

    I've never played the game, but that was so awesome it wouldn't have been out of place in a good sci-fi film, never mind an unlikely chance encounter in a game.

    I almost regret watching this though because I'd have loved the surprise first-hand whilst playing. I just wish they'd hurry up with the PS4 release so I can finally play it!
    Reply +4
  • Sony's 2017: steady as she goes as PS4 goes big on games

  • Zerobob 05/01/2017

    Not a single strategy game among them and all action games as far as I can see.

    I think it may be time to sell the PS4 when I've finished The Last Guardian and get a PC.
    Reply -9
  • What's going on with Zelda: Breath of the Wild's release date?

  • Zerobob 05/01/2017

    If an English language version of the game exists (the US version) then why not make this available in Europe for anyone who wants to buy it, then patch in specific languages and localisation tweaks later?

    I can't imagine how time consuming it must be to translate a large game into all European languages and patching features into a game is standard practice these days.
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  • At the moment, Astroneer is a fascinating inversion of typical sci-fi wonder

  • Zerobob 03/01/2017

    I'd like to play this game, but I don't think I'll be able to as I only have a PS4 and android tablet for gaming. Reply 0
  • Eurogamer's top 50 games of 2016

  • Zerobob 02/01/2017

    XCOM 2 is the game that had me absorbed the most this year by a long way. Good to see it getting recognition on these lists, but thought it might be higher.

    Blood and Wine was also magnificent and I'm also enjoying The Last Guardian at the moment: Trico is a huge accomplishment which shouldn't be overlooked.

    One game's popularity I'll never understand is Uncharted 4. I haven't played the game in its entirety, but having played a few choice levels it was clear the game is constructed of nothing more than linear chest-high shooting sections and scripted action set pieces, as per the rest of the Uncharted series. I don't understand why people would be interested in a game with such little vision.
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  • Jelly Deals: The Last Guardian is down to £25 right now

  • Zerobob 24/12/2016

    @creepiest-lizard You know... "linear graphical romp". A linear game that heavily relies on graphics and spectacle, but offers little in the way of strategy or decision making. Think COD, Uncharted, Gears of War, Halo, etc. Reply -3
  • Zerobob 24/12/2016

    I've not heard amazing things about the game, but I bought it anyway. I couldn't resist at this price and with a few points to use. I have been waiting to play the game for years after all.

    I just hope I get into it like I did with SotC because linear graphical romps aren't the sort of games that interest me anymore.
    Reply -1
  • Assassin's Creed film review

  • Zerobob 21/12/2016

    @Master09
    When it comes to movies based on games I've now set my expectations very low.
    When it comes to movies I've now set my expectations very low. Meaningful characters and story arcs don't seem to matter any more.
    Reply +3
  • Super Mario Run review

  • Zerobob 16/12/2016

    @VideoGameAddict25

    WTF?! :eek:
    I feel some abuse of the comments rating system may have occurred, which rather defeats the point of it.
    Reply +2
  • F1 goes 8-bit in the amazing official season review

  • Zerobob 13/12/2016

    The Ricciardo losing his tyres bit was hilarious. "Ask Kimi?" haha. Reply 0
  • Time Commanders is back on the telly, tonight at 9pm

  • Zerobob 13/12/2016

    Soooo, Dr. Aryeh Nusbacher looks.... different... these days. Reply +2
  • Pewdiepie hits 50m subscribers, claims he'll delete channel today

  • Zerobob 10/12/2016

    @zisssou
    the popular ones are usually some 20 something shouting over a football match with mad bants
    That's it in a nutshell. I'm 33, so write me off as "old" if you wish, but I use YouTube every day. However, I refuse to watch these channels that churn out relentless amounts of videos that are simply an extroverted, attention seeking 20 something shouting about current affairs or celebrities, as if their opinion is enlightened and definitive.

    I do "get" these channels, and people in their 20s or younger probably see these people as a figurehead or spokesperson for their generation... an energetic, pioneering and original voice of reason in a dry, boring political world, that think the same as they do, and tackle issues that matter like abs, makeup and Snapchat. If I was younger and my sense of humour less dry, and my world view less pessimistic, I wouldn't be able to see these channels as the poor quality entertainment they are either. I used to like things like CKY after all, because they were loud and pushed things to extremes, which is obviously automatically hilarious.

    I do enjoy the Outside Xbox channel which has some good humour and fairly decent coverage of the biggest game of the week, but I'm finding even this a bit clickbait-y these days with their "Top 7 ways..." this and "Top 10 games..." that.
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  • Steep review

  • Zerobob 09/12/2016

    @BumpkinRich
    I think the biggest problem this game has got is that everyone wants SSX.
    I want 1080 Snowboarding. No? Anyone? Just me?

    /coat
    Reply +17
  • Zelda: Breath of the Wild on Nintendo Switch shown live for first time

  • Zerobob 08/12/2016

    Are Digital Foundary not able to offer a technical analysis of the game running on Switch now? ;) Reply +1
  • Super Mario Run sees Nintendo's mascot leap confidently onto iPhone

  • Zerobob 08/12/2016

    I'm left with only one question... Wouldn't tapping and holding to do the stall jump be more intuitive than tapping and dragging backwards? Reply -1
  • Why I think big console game sales are down

  • Zerobob 30/11/2016

    Titanfall 2, Watch Dogs 2, Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare, Dishonored 2
    These games all have one thing in common. They're all action games with no real depth. That's the reason I haven't bought any of them personally.
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  • He's done it! He's reached level 1800 in Overwatch

  • Zerobob 29/11/2016

    Well that's it. He's won. Everyone can stop playing now. Reply +15
  • Alienware Alpha R2 review

  • Zerobob 27/11/2016

    The advantage of this is clearly its small form factor, but is that a requirement for anyone? If I wanted portability from my gaming machine I'd get a gaming laptop...well... I wouldn't, because it's silly putting high-end PC components in such a small and poorly ventilated space. That's probably why this Alienware machine is only running a GTX 960. Reply +1
  • Dishonored 2 review

  • Zerobob 16/11/2016

    @Return-of-Jafar I totally agree. Time and time again I read reviews and I'm left with the question "So what do I actually do in this game?" Reply +1
  • Why are some PS4 Pro titles running slower than base hardware?

  • Zerobob 11/11/2016

    Why are some PS4 Pro titles running slower than base hardware?
    Because the console market has been turned into a battleground for higher resolution graphics at any cost, and people buying a PS4 Pro are only validating Sony's decision to do so.

    Next question.
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  • Mass Effect Andromeda $199 Collector's Edition includes remote control Mako

  • Zerobob 08/11/2016

    $199... So that's £160. Yet GAME are charging £280, a full £120 more than in the US.

    Not to mention it costs more than the console you'll be playing the game on.
    Reply +2
  • Face-Off: Skyrim Special Edition

  • Zerobob 05/11/2016

    Three things are really starting to wind me up about Skyrim Special Edition.

    It's unacceptable that glaring, game-breaking bugs still remain 5 years on, especially in a re-released remastered version of the game.

    The Special Edition barely looks any different to the original and definitely doesn't provide a compelling reason to play the game all over again, yet it seems marketed at existing players with all its noted improvements. If not, who are these RPG fans who didn't play the game extensively back when it was a hit in 2011 or subsequent years?

    It's nearly 2017 and we're still talking about Skyrim. Shouldn't we be anticipating / playing the next Elder Scrolls game by now?
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