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  • Is Persona 5 on PS4 actually a 1080p remaster?

  • Zerobob 22/04/2017

    After the many many things I've read about Persona 5 recently I had no idea it was a remaster.

    .... Sorry, what? It isn't remaster? Well why the bleeping hell does the article title suggest it is?

    I see what the title is attempting to suggest, but it's very misleading. I would say it's simply a multi-format release.
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  • Mario Kart 8 Deluxe review

  • Zerobob 21/04/2017

    1 of only 2 games worth getting?


    Fast Racing RMX
    Mario Kart 8 Deluxe
    Snake Pass
    Human Resource Machine
    Wonder Boy
    What you've done there mate is list some Switch games, 2 of which are worth getting.

    You also listed Snipperclips twice, which incidentally is a neat little idea, but also a very short game and not currently worth its price tag.
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  • Zerobob 21/04/2017

    I agree, the review provided very little actual detail on the game for people new to Mario Kart 8. Instead we just got a load of hyperbole. Reply +3
  • Zerobob 21/04/2017

    The last of us on Ps4 (Re-release of a PS3 game) its £39.99 on PSN while Halo Masterchief Collection (also Re-release of previous console titles) is £49.99 on Xbox Marketplace. Both titles have been out 3 years but still carry those same high prices and while you can grab cheap retail copies now they both cost the same as the digital prices on release. So Mario Kart 8 is no different to either of those titles in price and re-releases.
    I bought The Last of Us Remastered for £14.39 on PSN a year and a half ago. Before that I believe it was around £25. A quick Google will reveal The Last of Us Remastered can still be bought for around £20.

    The difference is PS4 game retailers offer competitive discounts at release or not too long after a game's release, to the point where RRPs can be practically ignored. Then you eventually have PSN sales. This doesn't tend to happen with Nintendo games.

    Good job justifying Mario Kart 8's price to yourself though.
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  • Here's your first proper look at the new Micro Machines game

  • Zerobob 20/04/2017

    I hope it has the usual vehicle-by-vehicle progression system like Turbo Tournament on the Mega Drive. I bloody loved trying out all the different vehicles. Reply 0
  • Sources: Nintendo to launch SNES mini this year

  • Zerobob 19/04/2017

    @Frosty840 I'm 34! I remember playing Pokemon on the PCs in my high school. Sure, I started off on the Spectrum ZX, then the NES, then the MegaDrive and PC, but emulators have still been available for a large proportion of my life. Reply +3
  • Zerobob 19/04/2017

    The NES is still the iconic console, even if the SNES has the more accomplished games. Let's face it, people buy these mini consoles for the looks and novelty value more than the games... there have always been emulators available.

    I still find it amazing that Nintendo won't let everyone who wants to buy a NES Mini buy a NES Mini. It's crazy whichever way you look at it, and now they're already moving onto the SNES Mini.

    Anyway, I'm sure Nintendo will still find a way to screw up the SNES Mini, whether it be short controller leads, not including the necessary cables, not providing enough stock, or not including Super Mario World.
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  • Football Manager is the best eSport you've never heard of

  • Zerobob 17/04/2017

    Back in the day, as well as Champ Manager I used to like Ultimate Soccer Manager. You used to be able to throw bungs to other teams and place bets on the outcome of games, and if you were under suspicion or got found out you had to make a statement to the press. It was hilarious, and extremely close to real football management, obviously :)

    Most football fans I know play Football Manager now, but I still wish there was at least one light-hearted football management game available, or light-hearted sports sim for that matter. Games allow anything to be possible yet, apart from maybe Rocket League, all sports games aim to be "Sports Sims" and as ultra-realistic as possible. Shame really.
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  • Elite Dangerous' latest update gets off to a rocky start

  • Zerobob 13/04/2017

    I just want the PS4 version to be released :( The wait seems a bit excessive at this point, but I suppose Frontier have been busy introducing new features and bugs :) Reply +4
  • Leaked Star Wars Battlefront 2 trailer reveals prequel and sequel trilogy characters

  • Zerobob 12/04/2017

    I don't really understand this comment. Yoda is too old and frail to fight by the time Luke meets him. It is already well established that during the Clone Wars era he is more than capable of holding his own in a fight when necessary.

    Simplyfying Yoda down to one character trait 'brains over brawn' is a quite non-sensical. You should have a rethink on how you view Yoda.
    Yoda is just a character in a story who serves a purpose. That's it. His purpose is to train Luke and show him the importance of the Force.

    Yoda is frail every time we see him in the films as he requires a waking stick, and I'm not talking about Clone Wars, books, comics, or any other distortion of the original Star Wars universe. It's the films that count. Yoda is frail, that's a main part of his character, and it serves the original trilogy well.

    I don't see anything "non-sensical" about pointing out the contrast between Yoda's physical frailty and psychological strength. Quite the opposite in fact, as it's this core aspect of his character that make him so cool.

    Having Yoda swap his walking stick for a Lightsaber and then proceed to jump around completely dismantles the core of his character and verges on the ridiculous. If you can't see that then you probably loved the prequels.
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  • Zerobob 12/04/2017

    Oh gawd, Yoda has got his Lightsaber out again. Why do people continually misunderstand his character?

    Yoda's character is 'brains over brawn'. His physical size doesn't limit him because of his masterful grasp of the Force. This is exactly the lesson he teaches Luke in Empire. But no, we'll have him jumping around with a Lightsaber... again.
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  • Older iPhone, iPad games now warn they'll soon become obsolete

  • Zerobob 11/04/2017

    Sounds like I made the right decision buying FTL for my Mac and not buying an iPad to game on. Reply +4
  • How DICE's Star Wars Battlefront struck back

  • Zerobob 11/04/2017

    Star Wars Battlefront gave me hope, hope that a development team somewhere are still capable of creating a game which beautifully captures the authentic look and feel of the Star Wars universe from the original trilogy, just like Rogue Squadron did all those years ago, without introducing dumb new characters or elements from the prequels.

    It's just a shame about the rest of the game really, specifically the lack of content and how the content was cynically monetised, showing utter contempt for Star Wars fans everywhere.

    Hopefully the Battlefront team will be allowed to work on a better Star Wars game in the future, a spiritual successor to Rogue Squadron or, god forbid, an RPG like KotOR... What am I saying? Why on earth would they develop a game people actually want to play?
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  • Uncharted 4 wins best game at the BAFTAs

  • Zerobob 07/04/2017

    XCOM 2 was easily my favourite game of last year. Creating and managing your own team of soldiers is so absorbing and unforgettable. The strategic gameplay is interesting, deep and rewarding, and is complemented brilliantly with the base management aspect.

    This isn't going to be a popular opinion but I don't understand why Uncharted 4 is held in such high regard. To me it seems the game was created for people who are easily impressed by fancy graphics, or like generic gunplay, or who like pressing the button at the correct time during an on-rails set piece, or who like games that attempt to ape the cinematic feel of films. I just thought games had moved past this sort of stale template now, but seemingly not. It's not the sort of gam... no... digital experience I want to my spend my time with.
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  • Zelda player builds flying contraption, glides across entire map

  • Zerobob 05/04/2017

    Isn't this the same as lifting yourself up in a shopping bag? Amazing physics. Reply 0
  • Zelda player defeats two of the game's hardest foes without taking damage

  • Zerobob 04/04/2017

    I look at the weapons like I look at ammo in shooters. You don't get an unlimited amount of BFG shots in DOOM and sometimes you have to switch to the pistol because your shotgun runs out of ammo.
    Well... yeah, that's the way everybody has been forced to approach the game, only your Doom comparison isn't quite the same: If you run out of ammo in a shooter your gun doesn't fall to bits, and you can still keep empty weapons as a trophy, or store it until you find some more ammo.
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  • Mass Effect Andromeda and the quest for great facial animation

  • Zerobob 29/03/2017

    There's an almost imperceptible amount of noise on human beings all the time that has to be there, otherwise you don't believe they're real.
    This is exactly what I think is missing with CGI animation in films: Characters always seem to move too fluidly, as if underwater. If you look at people at rest we twitch in very subtle ways. Yes, our eyes twitch, but so do our facial muscles, our lips, our heads, our shoulders, our arms, our hands, etc. Little subtle movements all the time. This is never applied to animated characters and they always end up looking fake to me.

    However, for now, I can forgive a game for not creating such detailed animations because it's a real-time experience limited by the consumer hardware it's running on.
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  • Fans have noticed something odd about Lego City Undercover on Switch

  • Zerobob 28/03/2017

    The Switch hardware really isn't convincing me to buy one. As others have suggested, there will surely be a hardware revision soon with a higher storage capacity, better bluetooth connectivity, a tougher gorilla glass screen, and a redesigned dock.

    I'm not even convinced by the need for detachable controllers. I'd prefer a slimmer device with built-in controls that are more ergonomic, and a bundled Pro controller for playing on the TV.
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  • Nintendo Switch unlocks a hidden menu screen when you own lots of games

  • Zerobob 28/03/2017

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  • Here's what Lara Croft looks like in the new Tomb Raider movie

  • Zerobob 28/03/2017

    Dark gritty reboot. Reebooooot. Grittydark. Dark gritty grittydark. Darkchristophernolangrittyboot. Daaaaaaaark.

    Sorry, I think all these dark gritty reboots have finally got to me.

    Anyone else just want these films to be fun? Bored rich girl... goes off raiding tombs... exciting things happen...
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  • A Switch is for life, not just for Zelda

  • Zerobob 24/03/2017

    Oh come on EG, let's not pretend the Switch has any launch games worth the investment, other than Zelda. Snipperclips is a clever concept, but even that game doesn't quite 'cut' it. Reply +1
  • Watch: Ghostbusters VR Now Hiring ruined my childhood

  • Zerobob 23/03/2017

    Wow, I really thought it was the order Ian was doing things that caused the glitch, ie. not reading the sign on the door before investigating the hot dog stand. I even thought maybe you needed to peek through the gap in the rattling lid and then Slimer would jump scare you in the face.

    Great call resetting the game from scratch Ian, you saved yourself a lot of time and frustration. I wouldn't have thought to do that because, I mean, how could a linear 10 minute VR experience possibly glitch within the first minute? It beggars belief.
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  • First screenshots of Warhammer Quest 2

  • Zerobob 22/03/2017

    If it has tactical turn-based combat, rather than repetitive button-mashing combat, then I'm in. Reply +1
  • Mass Effect: Andromeda review

  • Zerobob 20/03/2017

    But it's staggering, nonetheless, that the game made it to retail in this state.
    It's 2017. This is how games are released now because the practice hasn't been challenged enough by the gaming media and people still buy these unfinished games for some reason. I'm not staggered in the slightest.

    If this review lead with the line "We cannot recommend you buy this game until it is finished" it would help a lot of people with their buying decision.

    a boss that spawns hundreds of metres from where the script suggests it should appear, as though hurrying back from a cheeky cigarette break.
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  • Zerobob 20/03/2017

    It seems like they've concentrated too much on making it a shooty-shooty open world space game, stuffed full of fetch quests, rather than realising Mass Effect is all about character-driven diplomacy above all else.

    Why do all games have to eventually drift towards this combat-driven open world singularity? Even Zelda.
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  • Mass Effect Andromeda: the first five hours

  • Zerobob 14/03/2017

    Really, all I want to do in Andromeda is a dodgy dance in a space-nightclub. Reply +11
  • Why Nintendo Switch games are ending up more expensive

  • Zerobob 13/03/2017

    I think the only solution is to allow third party sellers to distribute digital Nintendo games, even if this means the ultimate demise of GAME on the high street.

    This would allow the marketplace to remain competitive and stop the need for expensive cartridges to dictate pricing.

    Of course Nintendo will need to vastly improve the functionality of their online services first, such as ditching device-specific downloads.
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  • Nintendo investigating Switch Joy-Con issues

  • Zerobob 13/03/2017

    "We're asking consumers a lot of questions. That's why we want to get consumers on our help line, so we can get as much information to understand the situation as possible."
    No, you're stalling for time Nintendo, wasting customer's time, whilst also suggesting the problem is a rare niche issue that's difficult to recreate...

    Put the joy-con behind your leg. Cover up the controller with your hand. Put that joy-con behind... somethi... hide that little f**king controlle... behind... put it behind... sofa and... waggle the... stick...

    Just stop f**king everyone around Nintendo, please.

    Why don't you simply try watching the plethora of YouTube videos which report the issue in detail? Hell, one Youtuber even dismantles the left joy-con and extends the bluetooth transmitter with a piece of wire, which dramatically improves the connection. There's your fix.
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  • No Man's Sky on PS4 Pro delivers the 1080p60 dream

  • Zerobob 12/03/2017

    Resolution really is secondary when you're running at 60fps. This game proves it. We all know this. Developers all know this. Yet there's still some mysterious overriding force at work pushing for higher resolutions at all costs.

    The industry as a whole seems to be trying to justify and support the 4K TV market, but current console hardware simply isn't fully up to the task. I wish the games industry would put the 4K requirement on the back burner for now, let people buy a 4K TV when they're good and ready, and focus on giving gamers the 1080p60 experience they wanted when they bought their 1080p TV 10 years ago.
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  • Inside the cruellest RollerCoaster Tycoon park ever created

  • Zerobob 10/03/2017

    I hope there's a burger stand waiting at the centre of the maze as a reward for the poor hungry guests!

    I bought the Android version recently and enjoying it on my tablet. Not the best management game ever, but then I only used to play Theme Park, so I have no nostalgic reasons for liking RCT.
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  • Switch has redesigned portable gaming forever

  • Zerobob 08/03/2017

    I still think the portable gaming crown unequivocally belongs to the smartphone, or failing that the 3DS. The Switch is just too big to be truly portable, and the screen is too delicate. Reply +1
  • The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild review

  • Zerobob 02/03/2017


    True, and I almost said there was one piece of criticism in the review (the short paragraph you mentioned) but then it went on to say that:

    It's a shame - but it doesn't need these things.

    Arguably, a stronger storyline wouldn't have been compatible with Nintendo's decision to grant the player so much freedom.
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  • Zerobob 02/03/2017

    I don't think that review contained a single negative point, which leads me to think it contained a large amount of hyperbole.

    I also don't think it was necessary to specifically list all the tribes you'll encounter in the game, but it did give you a good idea of what you actually do in the game, which some reviews fail to mention, so that was appreciated.
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  • We finally unbox the Nintendo Switch

  • Zerobob 24/02/2017

    The justification for the Switch's thickness:
    * probably the joycons have to be made robust enough to limit warranty claims. Making them too thin would weaken them since they are removable devices that probably have to withstand a fair bit of abuse from all ages
    * probably the whole Switch needed to be made tough too.
    * the Switch uses a fan which can't easily be made too thin: those propellors have to be a certain thickness to expel a decent amount of air too
    I've considered these points already but
    * Do the controllers even need to be detachable joycons? Couldn't the controls be built in, as with other portable consoles, and a separate controller used when the console is docked?
    * Why does the Switch need to be any tougher than phones or tablets?
    * As a consumer, why do I care if the Switch needs a fan? I look at all other mobile devices and and they don't have fans, even other devices which use Tegra technology. Why use low power mobile technology if you're going to make it run hot and mess around with fans?

    OK, so I have to admit I'd rather the Switch had a fan rather than ran hot, and it will hopefully only spin up when docked, but I'm still surprised it needed to be quite as thick as it is, yet still referred to as a great engineering achievement in the video.
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  • Zerobob 23/02/2017

    Am I the only one who thinks the Switch is ticker than it needs to be, given how slim phones and tablets are these days? Reply -1
  • Nintendo Switch Joy-Con connection issue sparks concern ahead of launch

  • Zerobob 24/02/2017

    This looks like a hardware issue if a physical barrier like a hand causes the interference. How unfortunate.

    Such a strange issue. They only time I've experienced bluetooth interference is with my headphones when I move to other rooms and multiple walls get in the way. I've never experienced bluetooth audio interference or input issues on my Dualshock 4.
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  • Elite Dangerous players now know why the galaxy turned beige

  • Zerobob 23/02/2017

    Great. I've been waiting all this time for the PS4 version and now it's only a few months away the galaxy has turned beige and geometry has disappeared from planets.

    So these changes were implemented to make the materials system more accurate, but it actually makes the colours of the matrials system much less accurate?

    Isn't that shorthand for "We've ruined the game by tinkering with it too much in areas nobody asked for, instead of making tangible improvements players will enjoy". Wasn't any of this tested during development?

    And what's the reason for the missing planet geometry?

    Good job Frontier.
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  • Jim Sterling comes out on top as lawsuit with Digital Homicide dismissed

  • Zerobob 22/02/2017

    I too don't understand what money has to do with justice. You have to be able to afford justice. What a world we live in. Reply +24
  • Horizon is a technical masterpiece on PS4 and Pro

  • Zerobob 21/02/2017

    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.
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  • 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 +3
  • 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.
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  • 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.
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  • 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.
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  • 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