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  • Black & White combined the sublime with the stupid

  • Zerobob 26/07/2015

    @SvennoJ Yeah I got stuck too now I think more about it.

    I needed to destroy a neighbouring settlement for some reason, but kept running out of fireballs to lob. I remember retrying it quite a few times, but couldn't quite get to the required worship level... or something.
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  • Zerobob 26/07/2015

    I could never fathom B&W. Eventually the only way I could find to progress the game was to lob fireballs at another town (?) but you could only throw them from within your area of influence. Am I remembering this right? Reply +6
  • The Street Fighter 5 beta isn't working

  • Zerobob 24/07/2015

    @zzkj
    people were shouting and spitting their dummies out like entitled children on Twatter...
    I think that's the general problem with gaming at the moment. It's 2015 and suddenly everybody feels entitled to a Holodeck for some reason.
    Reply +4
  • Rise of the Tomb Raider hits PS4 "holiday 2016"

  • Zerobob 23/07/2015

    I don't really see the point of this delay. Is Tomb Raider a system-seller now?

    None of the TR sequels ever captured the soul of the first game. I also don't really like the action-adventure direction the game has been heading for some time now.

    I preferred the puzzle-platforming which opened up new areas and puzzles. Combat consisted of sporadic chance encounters with resident wildlife, rather than "killing everything for mad hunting skillz" being a main element of the game.
    Reply +7
  • Project Cars gets biggest update yet

  • Zerobob 21/07/2015

    Is Project Cars free on PS4 initially, with optional DLC available? Or is the free version more of a stripped-down trial version?

    I don't really understand the pricing structure, but tempted to give it a download.
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  • Video: Journey - PS3 vs. PS4 gameplay and graphics comparison

  • Zerobob 21/07/2015

    I wish all next-gen versions of games were free the second time, especially relatively recent releases such as Assassin's Creed: Black Flag. Reply -7
  • Rory McIlroy PGA Tour review

  • Zerobob 20/07/2015

    So this and the new Formula 1 game are both half a game?

    Does that mean I'll be able to pick up both games as a 'sports double pack' for the price of a single game then?
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  • Uncharted 4 pushes PS4 tech to the next level

  • Zerobob 17/07/2015

    It was possible for the PS2 to output at 1080p. The console output resolution and a game's native resolution are two different things.

    Also, a game may output at 1080p, but this is an upscaled resolution based on a lower native resolution.

    Mario Kart may output at a native resolution of 1080p, I'm not sure, but there will be a lot of graphical compromises to achieve this at 60fps.

    Aside from anything, you can't compare a game with cartoon-like graphics and simple effects with games attempting to be ultra realistic in practically every way.

    Have you seen Metal Gear Solid Ground Zeroes in action on PS4? That runs at 1080p / 60fps and looks leagues better than anything on Wii U.
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  • Batman: Arkham Knight's first major DLC falls short

  • Zerobob 15/07/2015

    Gawwwd, I hate the direction games and DLC are heading. Reply +13
  • Amazon Prime day deals detailed

  • Zerobob 15/07/2015

    Amazon really are trying to shove their Prime service down people's throats aren't they. Or the service where you need to commit to a certain number of purchases a month.

    I bought from Amazon on Monday and found it a little tricky to order WITHOUT taking them up on their Prime free trial, due to the site interface.
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  • Video: Can Shenmue 3 live up to its legend?

  • Zerobob 14/07/2015

    If Shenmue 3 was a master class in immersion, and took both graphics interactivity to a new level, I think it could be a great game.

    Maybe even an Oculus Rift game.

    It would need a good story and good incentive to explore though.
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  • This week's free Witcher 3 DLC is...

  • Zerobob 14/07/2015

    These alternative costumes...

    ... I keep downloading them but in some cases, such as Triss, I never even saw her original costume. I think I might get rid of all this extra armour & clothing DLC until, errm, sometime in the future?... until I've completed the game? I don't know.
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  • Zerobob 02/06/2015

    Not that I don't appreciate the free content, but I never understand where this sort of content fits into the game.

    The week 1 beard and hairstyle set - How do I equip this? Does this override any natural hair growth. What about the mission where you're forced to shave?

    I remember asking the same questions about the free Mass Effect 2 armour... Then I realised it was by far the best armour for most of the game, so I never took it off... Which kind of ruined the game in a lot of ways.

    Will the new armour and crossbows ruin Witcher 3 in the same way?
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  • Rocket League review

  • Zerobob 13/07/2015

    The only problem I have is I might have to buy 3 more PS4 controllers. 120. Ouch. Reply 0
  • Two Witcher 3 expansions combine to equal roughly The Witcher 2 in length

  • Zerobob 10/07/2015

    @jetfire10

    How the hell have people completed this game twice
    I've had it since a week after launch and have barely gotten to Skellige islands
    Because some people think completing a game is the most important thing about gaming, rather than taking the time to 'smell the roses'. It's about the journey, not the destination.

    I personally never want The Witcher 3 to end.
    Reply +37
  • Grip looks a lot like a modern-day Rollcage

  • Zerobob 09/07/2015

    Used to love playing Rollcage on PC. It was the game I always wanted Wipeout to be...Wipeout's handling felt fussy by comparison and I just wanted a free-flowing racer that was a blast to play.

    Then Trackmania was released :)
    Reply +5
  • New PS4 hardware is more efficient with less fan noise

  • Zerobob 06/07/2015

    To the people who say their PS4 is silent... You don't have a magic PS4 that somehow cools itself. It's just likely you haven't playing The Witcher 3 for hours in a warm living room. I've never noticed the fan while playing any other game.

    What does any of this matter anyway if the new PS4 isn't available (and likely never will be available) outside of Japan?
    Reply -3
  • PlanetSide 2 review

  • Zerobob 06/07/2015

    I didn't really enjoy the beta that much because I found it a bit rough and clunky, and a bit bland. I was a bit disappointed because I know a few people addicted to this on PC

    I'm not sure the full game sounds that much better, but I may give it a go eventually.

    I'm also not completely clear if it's a free game, or just that there's no subscription fee. I assume the latter.
    Reply -7
  • What makes Shenmue 2's open world so special?

  • Zerobob 05/07/2015

    I don't remember Shenmue 2 being that readily available on the Dreamcast. I seem to remember expensive copies on eBay and having to download a self-booting version from the Net in the end, which never really worked that well.

    Great game though, but much preferred the first.
    Reply +5
  • Batman: Arkham Knight Batgirl DLC dated, priced

  • Zerobob 03/07/2015

    If you have the season pass it'll cost "this much", otherwise it'll cost.... No... Stop.

    Everyone stop.

    This stuff used to be free.

    ...Y'know, as the reward for completing the game, or finding something secret.

    ...rewarding the player, not extorting money from them.
    Reply +5
  • There's a new London studio making an amazing looking racing game

  • Zerobob 01/07/2015

    I just can't get excited about racing games on mobile. I don't think touchscreen controls or tilting the phone particularly lend themselves well to 3D racing games.

    I prefer mobile games that involving prodding and pressing the screen.
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  • Come join the cult of Skiing Yeti Mountain

  • Zerobob 29/06/2015

    Ah mentiod of Desert Golfing in the article subtitle. A great game but I was annoyed when a eventually got to a hole that wasn't technically possible. Felt like a very poor end to my desert golfing endurance. Reply 0
  • The latest Witcher 3 patch is... 1.07

  • Zerobob 26/06/2015

    Downloaded the patch this morning.

    They still haven't fixed the stuttering main menu music.
    Reply -3
  • Zerobob 25/06/2015

    The only fixes I truly want on PS4 are for the stuttering main menu music (which is just embarrassing) and the painfully slow navigation of the inventory menus. Reply +5
  • Zerobob 08/06/2015

    The latest 1.04 on PS4 has introduced sound bugs into the game.

    The music stutters on the title screen and I get all sort of out of place SFX in the background during play.
    Reply +5
  • Warner suspends Batman: Arkham Knight PC sales

  • Zerobob 25/06/2015

    @MrBurns14 The problam with testers is they generally don't appreciate the pressure and complexity of the job of being a developer.

    Reporting a bug is a world away from then understanding and fixing the bug.

    Devs don't sit around all day waiting for testers to tell them things. We're generally working on multiple sections of complex code at the same time, all the while listening to testers and fixing things.

    In the case of Arkham Knight, I'm pretty sure all the issues were known to everybody, not just the testing team, but they just released it anyway due to time constraints and contractual obligations.
    Reply +2
  • It gets worse - Batman: Arkham Knight on PC lacks console visual features

  • Zerobob 25/06/2015

    This just goes to show that optimisation of code is king.

    Optimisation is much easier on set hardware (PS4, Xbone, iPhone) than the ever-changing landscape of PC gaming, where no single person or company is ultimately responsible for the hardware, or if games run well on that hardware.
    Reply +1
  • Destiny: The Taken King director defends 40 expansion price tag

  • Zerobob 23/06/2015

    I got bored of Destiny months ago because it's one of the most shallow games I've ever played but, if you still play it, please don't buy the expansion. Please.

    If you do, you're legitimising this sort of disgusting pricing structure for other future games.
    Reply +7
  • Sony announces lighter, less power hungry PS4 hardware

  • Zerobob 22/06/2015

    My PS4 is more or less silent most of the time... unless I've been playing The Witcher 3 for a few hours. That game really pushes the hardware, as it's a great looking game outputting at 1080p.

    But then what do you expect? The PS4 offers more powerful hardware in a more compact case, yet somehow it's still not as noisy as my X360.
    Reply +9
  • Digital Foundry: Hands-on with Batman Arkham Knight

  • Zerobob 19/06/2015

    Haha, apart from falling through the gameworld while in the Batmobile, everything else is fine.

    But joking aside, sounds like Rocksteady have done a great job.
    Reply +2
  • Don't hold your breath for PS4 backwards compatibility

  • Zerobob 19/06/2015

    I don't want backwards compatibility, especially if Sony could be doing other better things with their time.

    Why is there such an emphasis on playing dated games all of a sudden? I've played all my old games... Now I want to play new modern games.
    Reply -3
  • The Last Guardian emerges from hibernation, unchanged

  • Zerobob 17/06/2015

    @masseffectman Yeah I was thinking the same thing about the over-animation of the feathers.

    I don't know if they wanted to go for lighter, downy feathers, suggesting the animal is young. If they have, they've nailed it, but could do with toning down just a touch.
    Reply -1
  • Kerbal Space Program is coming to PS4

  • Zerobob 17/06/2015

    So glad this is coming to PS4. My laptop does run this game well, but gets far too hot in the process. Reply +2
  • Sony's E3 conference: an artful blend of nostalgia and big business

  • Zerobob 16/06/2015

    Well having barely made a dint in Bloodborne, and currently thoroughly enjoying the massive, huge, epic Witcher 3, and with Fallout 4 and Star Wars Battlefront on their way before Xmas, plus all these free games PSN keep giving me, I'm really not desperate for any more games this year. Reply +4
  • Microsoft announces native Xbox One-360 back compatibility

  • Zerobob 15/06/2015

    But... I've already played all my X360 games to death. I swapped a lot of my games for AC: Black Flag because they were simply gathering dust.

    If I'm going to play any last gen games I'd much rather play a remaster and have a compelling reason to replay a game.
    Reply -1
  • The E3 Bulletin: Monday

  • Zerobob 15/06/2015

    Ooh you naughty little tease, Shenmue. Reply -1
  • Triple-A is back at E3 2015

  • Zerobob 13/06/2015

    I'm tired that some people's attitude is still "the next generation consoles aren't good enough for me". What an inflated sense of entitlement some people have.

    I seem to remember the same thing happened with the launch of the PS2, as people thought "Well I've got this PS1 and all these copied games, why would I need a PS2?". Then they saw what it was capable of, saw it had great games, and never looked back.

    The same will happen with this generation, and already is happenening to some extent, with awesome games like Witcher 3 and Bloodborne. Simply put, great games take time, more so now than ever, due to their ever-growing complexity.

    If you don't agree with me then at least have a little faith in the games industry and the hobby you love, and help support it by buying a current gen console if you can afford it. I did and never looked back.
    Reply +5
  • Steam Summer Sale is a go

  • Zerobob 12/06/2015

    This Steam sale seems a bit ridiculous now. A mini game? Really? Games dressed up as being discounted, when in fact they aren't. Everybody being encouraged to hit the Steam servers at the same time, which will obviously being the servers down.

    Clearly a lot of people have a lot of time for this crap though.
    Reply +4
  • Could this be the last year 'For the Players' is enough for PlayStation?

  • Zerobob 12/06/2015

    Off topic, but see all of Sony's marketing?...Blue.

    See the light on top of the PS4?...White.

    Please change this in the next console update Sony, it looks so much cooler, so much more PlayStation. Plus an option to turn the light bar on the controller off completely would seem sensible, if only to preserve battery life.
    Reply +17
  • PSN sales offer major discounts for the next two weeks

  • Zerobob 11/06/2015

    Tempted to pick up The Last Of Us Remastered while it's cheap. Maybe Far Cry 4, but then I've never been all that interested in it, especially now I have The Witcher 3. Reply 0
  • The very first screenshots of World of Warcraft

  • Zerobob 10/06/2015

    To all the people gushing, what made this game so good exactly? The subscription fee and required time investment always put me off.

    Againsty will, I've been shown the game on multiple occasions by friends, and had a little go, but it just felt a clunky and drawn out affair.
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  • The Witcher 3 sells 4m copies in two weeks

  • Zerobob 10/06/2015

    Yes I'm enjoying the game a lot, but I think before the back-patting can commence CDPR should fix the sound glitches introduced in patch 1.04 on PS4.

    I mean, I've never owned any other games on any other consoles that have sound glitches like this. It's ruining my gaming experience.
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  • Uwe Boll quits crowdfunding with expletive-laden tirade after third project fails

  • Zerobob 08/06/2015

    Is that he has enough of people's non-refunded Kickstarter money to play golf for the rest of his life, or his own money? Reply 0
  • Will Porter on: Getting old

  • Zerobob 07/06/2015

    Why is it that the people I know with kids just complain about them and how little time they have?

    There's a simple answer, and it's a radical idea... Don't have kids. The world is over-populated already.

    I don't have kids and I have loads of time to play Witcher 3. I'm winning at life and doing the world a favour. (hint of sarcasm)

    However, some of the quests in the Witcher 3 are too long for me even. I've been on 2 of the main quests for hours... they just keep giving me more and more objectives without ever ending! I'm getting the overwhelming impression that this game is for people who don't have to concern themselves with such petty things as going to work every day.
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  • Valve offers closer look at Steam Controller

  • Zerobob 05/06/2015

    They're trackpads on the controller right? When have they ever offered the speed and precision of a mouse when used in anger?

    Still, I guess I should reserve judgement until after I've used one.
    Reply +1
  • New Heroes coming to Hearthstone

  • Zerobob 05/06/2015

    I struggle to keep up with the fancy decks full of cheating spammy cards with abilities like "Deathrattle: Summon one million fire imps" or similar.

    I'm definitely not spending this much money in an attempt to "keep up".
    Reply -2
  • Everyone thinks Fallout 4 is out this year

  • Zerobob 04/06/2015

    @Shoozle I don't see why PC gamers shouldn't pay the same price for as console gamers. They do, after all, claim to get more out of games than console gamers, and developers have to develop their games to get the most out of top-end PC hardware, and downscale appropriately on lesser hardware; That can't be easy or cheap

    People wait for prices to drop. People wait for games to be "fixed". People with a false sense of entitlement um and ah about adopting current gen consoles because the graphics aren't good enough, apparently.

    Personally I still get excited about games, and don't mind paying the going rate for games and hardware to support the games industry. I regret nothing about buying a PS4 and all the great games I have for it.
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  • Zerobob 04/06/2015

    Potentially one of the best gaming Christmases ever. I may even have finished Witcher 3 by then... Although there is the autumn DLC expansion, so maybe not! Reply +1
  • Fallout 4 is real and it's being revealed tomorrow

  • Zerobob 03/06/2015

    Animation looks a bit poor, and it's clearly a high-end PC version on show here, but glad to see they've made a lot of progress already!

    I gave up fairly early in Fallout 3 as I found everything too confusing, unforgiving, and I couldn't get into the world. Hopefully Fallout 4 will be different.
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  • Video: LGBTI characters in games are important

  • Zerobob 30/05/2015

    What does it matter what a person's sexual orientation is when it comes to anything?

    It's like saying more Ford Fiesta owners should be represented in games.

    A person's sexual orientation is just an arbitrary fact about that person, same as their hair colour and car they drive. I don't understand the relevance.
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