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  • Here's how PUBG on mobile phones compares to the original game

  • Zerobob 17/02/2018

    So... where's the PS4 or Switch version? Reply -1
  • It's 2018 and people are still blaming Grand Theft Auto for speeding

  • Zerobob 12/02/2018

    I'm so glad people actually get caught flooring it in 30 zones like this, full of pedestrians.

    The amount of times I've seen it recently while waiting at my local bus stop, I just assumed the police had given up pulling people up for it, because nobody seems deterred.
    Reply +8
  • Super Nt review: a SNES for the 21st century

  • Zerobob 11/02/2018

    The best way to play Super Nintendo on a flat panel TV.
    The most technically accomplished, yes, but I'd say the SNES Mini is probably the best way, all things considered.
    Reply -2
  • FTL team's Into the Breach will be released this month

  • Zerobob 07/02/2018

    At last! I've been periodically checking their site and the Steam page for a release date, but gave up hope. Shame it's Windows only though. Reply -2
  • DF Retro: PowerSlave/ Exhumed - the brilliant legacy of Lobotomy Software

  • Zerobob 05/02/2018

    It's a shame PowerSlave EX isn't based on the superior Saturn version. I wonder why he chose to base it on the PSX version.

    Great video analysis anyway, even though I've never played PowerSlave and know little about it.
    Reply +2
  • Shadow of the Colossus is one of the best remakes of all time

  • Zerobob 29/01/2018

    I think the 60fps "performance mode" looks stunning and gives the game enough of an overhaul to make it worth playing again for Pro owners.

    Otherwise, as harsh as it sounds, I don't feel there's much here that makes the game worth revisiting for standard PS4 owners. The updated visuals are very nice, and the controls might make it easier to play, but at 30fps the experience looks largely the same.

    Also, the filters... I want the game's art director to tell me how each scene should look in the game. This shouldn't be down to the player to decide.
    Reply -8
  • Here's what Monster Hunter World's Day One microtransaction prices look like

  • Zerobob 27/01/2018

    Charging for cosmetics still doesn't wash with me. Jim Sterling has dissected the "just cosmetic" argument on many occasions.

    Full DLC expansions are one thing, but in this case I can't help but feel they are such small, unsubstantial cosmetic flourishes that they should have simply been free unlockable rewards for, you know... playing the game.
    Reply +15
  • Monster Hunter World review

  • Zerobob 25/01/2018

    @curtlikesmeat
    I've never played these games before; do you mash the same button until something dies?
    Unfortunately yes. This is why I won't be playing this game or many others like it. The mechanics in games seem to have stopped evolving altogether.

    I'm starting to suspect certain games, such as this, gain positive reviews purely so the industry can hide this lack of innovation and continue to justify its own existence.
    Reply +1
  • Third series of Dara O Briain's Go 8 Bit TV show begins February

  • Zerobob 12/01/2018

    I actually prefer the "DLC" show after the main programme. It's fairly funny and they sometimes have interesting gaming-related discussions with guests.

    The main programme is atrocious though. They need to structure the challenges differently. They always fall completely flat and sometimes the way the scoring works on the challenges is flat out unfair and poorly thought through. Some of the guest's game choices are appalling too. They need to reincarnate the GamesMaster to choose the games, or something.
    Reply +6
  • Nintendo fans spent all of last night waiting on a Direct announcement

  • Zerobob 11/01/2018

    I don't think it's really Nintendo's place to toy with fans when Switch owners are still waiting for basic functionality to be added to the console, such as cloud saves and video streaming.

    I suspect people are just excited that the features shown in the recent video might be real and want final confirmation either way.
    Reply -9
  • Burnout Paradise HD reports gather pace

  • Zerobob 05/01/2018

    Burnout 3 Takedown or nothing. Reply +1
  • Eurogamer's games of 2017: The big debate

  • Zerobob 31/12/2017

    After reading the entire conversation I'm slightly more convinced of your reasons for including Destiny 2 in the top 10, but I'm much less convinced about your inclusion of Arms.

    If there's one thing I've learned this year, with regards to gaming, it's that the entire industry is now over-saturated with hyperbole to generate artificial interest (no great surprise) but this hype massively spills over into the collective consciousness of gamers and people's perception of games. Subsequently, reviews and overwhelming collective praise for games are something I can no longer respect. I think this conversation perfectly demonstrates how polarised different opinions can be and how futile they really are.

    To state a specific example, Persona 5... Eurogamer gave it a glowing review and an "Essential" rating yet it only managed to scrape into the top 50 at number 47 and was dismissed in this conversation as "just not that good" by Oli. I know... opinions. I'm just glad I'm of an age where I simply know if I'm going to enjoy a game or not. Thankfully the only game this year that I bought based partly on hype that I didn't enjoy that much was Super Mario Odyssey.

    On the interesting / good debate... The Third Reich and their actions could be considered interesting, proven by the amount of documentaries on the subject, but most wouldn't consider them "good".
    Reply +2
  • Eurogamer's Top 50 Games of 2017: 10-1

  • Zerobob 30/12/2017

    Just noticed a quick typo in the article, the bit that says
    7. Destiny 2
    Reply +45
  • Gang Beasts review

  • Zerobob 15/12/2017

    I could have sworn this was already out on Xbox, probably because I watched a Let's Play by Outside Xbox and simply assumed it was an Xbox exclusive. I'm sure they covered it in other videos of theirs too.

    Yet strangely, in the end, it's available on Windows, Mac, Linux and PS4. Good for me anyway, as I don't own an Xbox but I do own a PS4 and I've been wanting to play this for ages!
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  • PUBG on Xbox One lets you view the PC settings screen

  • Zerobob 14/12/2017

    @DSRusty
    People need to forget about the technical aspects once in a while and just enjoy gaming.
    That comment would've been appropriate for practically any other game Digital Foundry had analysed over the last year, yet you choose to say this about the only game where the awful graphics and performance hugely impact the experience?
    Reply -4
  • PUBG performs badly on Xbox One - and X

  • Zerobob 12/12/2017

    I suppose when your game relies on pulling 100 players together on a single map, this happens. Reply +3
  • PlayerUnknown apologises for Battlegrounds' inappropriate female character model

  • Zerobob 11/12/2017

    Others demanded PlayerUnknown himself - the game's creator, Brendan Greene - offer an explanation.
    Well, when tight clothing is worn sometimes certain detail underneath is visible...
    Reply +40
  • Is this our next great dystopia?

  • Zerobob 09/12/2017

    'Players won't be forced to wage wars...by they will undoubtedly happen.'

    *but
    Reply +13
  • Super Mario Galaxy, Zelda: Twilight Princess to launch on Android in 1080p

  • Zerobob 05/12/2017

    @pelican_
    How gracious of you paying £70 for a SNES Mini.

    I revoke my earlier post - feel free to pirate to your hearts content.
    I will, I will, but the heart is such a fickle thing, and my heart only wants for one game... Mario Galaxy in 1080p.

    I'd sooner buy it of course, but it doesn't seem like Nintendo are going to provide me a way to do so, other than buying a second hand Wii specifically to play Mario Galaxy at 480p, which doesn't benefit anyone.
    Reply +1
  • Zerobob 05/12/2017

    @abeeken
    The Switch isn't running Android, though, so surely there are less OS overheads on that device
    Precisely. The one saving grace of the Switch is the extremely lightweight OS it runs seamlessly in background, so practically all its power is available to games. If Skyrim is possible, and Mario Kart 8 is possible at 720p/1080p @60fps, then it should be possible to emulate Mario Galaxy at at least 720p @ 60fps in my mind, emulate being the key word.
    Reply 0
  • Zerobob 05/12/2017

    @pelican_
    Pauper. There is no justification for piracy. It is a scum move - no ways about it.
    Well Nintendo aren't giving me any other way of playing a modern version of Mario Galaxy outside of China! I even gave Nintendo £70 for a SNES Mini so I don't have to pirate those 20 SNES games, which many people do.

    Why don't you direct your morality towards the endless people who've advocated the use of RetroPie in recent months?
    Reply +2
  • Zerobob 05/12/2017

    You know what, given the amount of money I've spent on my Switch so far, and the complete lack of faith shown by Nintendo towards their Switch users (no cloud saves, no virtual console, ludicrous game pricing, no video apps such as YouTube) I've absolutely no problem downloading a dodgy APK of Mario Galaxy and playing it on my Android tablet. Reply -6
  • GoldenEye speedrunner breaks 15-year-old Dam record

  • Zerobob 04/12/2017

    Is it me, or did the only difficult bit look like the quick padlock shot, which would be easily achievable after a few practice runs and a bit of muscle memory. If only I still had my N64 I'd give it a go. Reply -2
  • Fallout 4 on Xbox One X delivers a detail-rich 4K experience

  • Zerobob 30/11/2017

    The most interesting thing mentioned was that the standard Xbox One has better mid-range level of detail than the PS4 Pro... so does that mean, therefore, that the Xbox One has better mid-range detail than the standard PS4 version also?

    I seem to remember the PS4 version ran at 1080p and the Xbox One 900p (a common situation) but I don't remember it ever being mentioned the Xbox One LoD settings were higher than on PS4, in which case no wonder the PS4 version ran at 1080p with better performance.
    Reply +3
  • Apple iPhone X review

  • Zerobob 26/11/2017

    "During our review period, Face ID sometimes failed to work or would take a few seconds to register. If you wear glasses, you can expect even more problems, as reflections on the lenses often mean that the camera can't get a clear look at your eyes."

    At last, a bit of honesty regarding Face ID.
    Reply +6
  • Gran Turismo Sport's first big update introduces a more traditional single player campaign

  • Zerobob 22/11/2017

    Playing this at a friend's house a few weeks ago, we were all shocked there was no real single player content in the game to progress through.

    None of us had a PS Plus subscription we could use to play online, so we sat and did the licences all evening, living in hope this may unlock some interesting race modes, which was about as thrilling as it sounds.

    I sincerely hope this isn't the direction all games are heading, but at least a single player campaign is on the way, to Sony's credit.
    Reply +13
  • On the secret smallness of Skyrim

  • Zerobob 17/11/2017

    I've played Skyrim through 3 times, and I can't say that about a lot of games I own, especially considering the time investment Skyrim requires. I'm now considering making that a fourth time on Switch.

    The thing that makes Skyrim special to me is and always will be the musical score though. It's so beautiful with so many memorable themes that set the mood of the game perfectly. I was even listening to it yesterday on Spotify!
    Reply +5
  • Jelly Deals: PlayStation VR bundle for £249.99 includes Skyrim VR or GT Sport

  • Zerobob 16/11/2017

    So so tempted by this after Ian's positive reaction to Skyrim VR today, but it seems sensible for the newer version 2 of PSVR to come down in price, and preferably a package including the PS Move controllers. Reply +5
  • How well does Skyrim on Switch compare to PS4?

  • Zerobob 16/11/2017

    I thought I wanted the Switch version of Skyrim but, after watching Ian's stream for an hour, I think I've been converted to VR! Reply -5
  • Zerobob 16/11/2017

    @Samael_Blackwing You don't own a Switch do you? The Switch fan can activate at any time, whether docked or in handheld. It frequently spins up during handheld play for me, not because I can hear it, but because I can feel the hot air coming out of the vent at the top. Reply +6
  • Doom's 'impossible' Switch port analysed in depth

  • Zerobob 11/11/2017

    Personally, I'm not into quickfire FPS games anymore, but it sounds like a very worthy port of Doom none the less.

    Really looking forward to a technical analysis of Skyrim later this month because that is a game I'm interested in playing again, especially as I've never touched the DLC. It should be something to behold on the Switch.
    Reply +1
  • Monopoly on Nintendo Switch takes ages to load

  • Zerobob 02/11/2017

    Slightly misleading headline. It's a bug that causes long loading times in certain cases, not long loading times in general. Reply 0
  • Interview with the video game whale

  • Zerobob 25/10/2017

    what they do with their money is their business and if it impacts you in a negative way then you can leave or stop playing that game.
    But it doesn't just impact certain games, does it? It impacts all games.

    By spending ludicrous amounts of money on microtransactions, players are legitimising the publisher's / developer's decision to put microtransactions into their games in the first place. Then, as we are currently witnessing, microtransactions and RNG lootbox mechanics are finding their way into all games, irrespective of the game's initial cost.

    Your behaviour is increasing the price of gaming for all, but more than that, it changes what games fundamentally are for the worse, and changes the way in which they must be consumed.
    Reply +28
  • Nintendo has quietly added GameCube controller support to Switch

  • Zerobob 24/10/2017

    @DampCloth The only reason I don't have a pro controller yet is the price. £60 is £20 too much for a control pad. Reply +20
  • Gran Turismo Sport is HDR's killer app

  • Zerobob 13/10/2017

    I really had written this game off. I'm not bothered about HDR and resolution (I find the mindless clamour towards higher and higher resolutions pathetic and painful to watch) but it sounds like Gran Turismo has had a return to form and is once again a racing game that just feels tight and amazing to play. Reply +30
  • How community coders are remaking the best - and the worst - Sonic games

  • Zerobob 08/10/2017

    So glad Sonic Utopia got a mention. This is the one concept I'd like to see taken further, with momentum-based traversal puzzles added in order to add challenge to the exploration. So much potential.

    I'm not too sold on the Sonic 2 HD remake. It looks a little weird, and I think if you want to play a 2D Sonic game with the exact feel of the originals then you're best off simply sticking with Sonic Mania.

    Also, another video narrated by John full of audio stuttering. For example, at 11:46 "fully up to the task" and again at 12:01 "full game" are just a couple of examples. Might want to look into it.
    Reply +2
  • Star Wars Battlefront 2 looks like a case of being careful what you wish for

  • Zerobob 06/10/2017

    This time out, DICE seems to have moved more towards a more traditional shooter, with more violence felt in the firepower and with more lethal effects
    MORE.
    Reply +21
  • Middle-earth: Shadow of War review

  • Zerobob 05/10/2017

    Wow, I thought a lot of things were going to let this game down, but the last thing I expected it to be was the story. Reply +1
  • John Lewis briefly sold the SNES mini last night - but for some it did not go well

  • Zerobob 28/09/2017

    @Pyromanta The reason why the SNES Mini is in short supply is irrelevant. The fact is it is in short supply and has been known to be in short supply for months. There should be no surprise at this point that websites will get hammered when it comes into stock and sell out quickly. Reply +3
  • Zerobob 28/09/2017

    So? I try to buy Glastonbury tickets every year and experience exactly the same problems, which is to be expected when buying high demand items online. I've still never managed to get tickets, but I don't instantly take to Twitter and start bleating about it. Reply +11
  • Shenmue 3's latest development update shows off a grandma's face

  • Zerobob 28/09/2017

    At this point, I think I'd just be happier playing a remastered version of the first Shenmue, even if I already know where the sailors are. Reply +2
  • True 4K isn't the best way to play Rise of the Tomb Raider on Xbox One X

  • Zerobob 27/09/2017

    These Digital Foundry videos with John narrating... every single one I've watched recently has had the same intermittent audio bug, whereby the narrating voice stutters every 15-20 seconds or so. Has anybody else noticed this?

    A clear example in this latest Tomb Raider video occurs at the 5:20 mark, where John says "Playstation 4 mind you...."

    I just thought it was getting little ironic at this point, considering these videos are partially focused on pointing out imperfections in digital media.
    Reply +1
  • Shadow of War developer discusses the game's controversial loot boxes

  • Zerobob 25/09/2017

    the microtransactions could be ignored completely, and that they were simply an option offered to players as a way of saving time.
    But by allowing players to save time you are effectively saying portions of the game aren't worth playing, and are in fact worth paying to skip.

    It's there, from my perspective, for people who are protective of their spare time and scared when a massive game comes along that they're not getting to see the full experience.
    Again, playing the game shouldn't be seen as a chore, or a grind, or something you must endure to get loot. Playing the game should be fun and a reward in and of itself.
    Reply +10
  • Divinity: Original Sin 2 review

  • Zerobob 22/09/2017

    By far the weakest element of the first game was the character creator, with very limited choices in appearance, which (bizzarely) wasn't even mirrored in your character's thumbnail image.

    I'd have appreciated a word on the character creation in Divinity 2 because it's so fundamentally important to an RPG.

    Admittedly I may have skipped over mention of it in the review, but I was trying to avoid the many plot spoilers the reviewer felt it necessary to include.
    Reply +8
  • Super Mario Odyssey footage leak shows off Frog Mario and more

  • Zerobob 20/09/2017

    Oh a footage leak. Oh Frog Mario. Oh spoilers in the article headline again for an unreleased game.

    Quick question EG. When my copy arrives in October will there be anything left to discover in the game, or are you going to put any information that trickles out directly into unavoidable article headlines?

    I just need to know whether to avoid the site entirely for a couple of months or not. Thanks.
    Reply +12
  • Skyrim's Switch release date slated for November

  • Zerobob 14/09/2017

    9 weeks from release and we still don't know vital details such as if this version is based on the "Remastered" version, or if it supports mods.

    The only solid information I ever hear about Skyrim in Switch is Nintendo droning on about the Zelda-related in-game items. They don't even seem to bother promoting the fact this version comes with all the DLC, which has been confirmed... I think. Who knows.
    Reply -2
  • Nintendo announces NES mini back in production

  • Zerobob 12/09/2017

    This will not please the people who already paid inflated prices for the NES mini last year.
    An open letter to everyone who paid over the odds for one of these:

    LOL!

    Yours faithfully,
    Wayne.
    Maybe some people just wanted a NES Mini to play on now, rather than waiting until Nintendo potentially manufactured more, and didn't mind paying a high price to do so. Next summer is still a long way off.
    Reply 0
  • Nintendo "strongly urges" you don't overpay for SNES mini on eBay

  • Zerobob 11/09/2017

    If there are still stock issues with the Switch, Nintendo's primary focus, over 6 months on from launch, then I can't see them resolving SNES Mini stock issues between now and the end of the year.

    It's no good Nintendo quoting ideals when it comes to the price of the SNES Mini, especially when retailers themselves have been selling it above the £69.99 RRP. People will simply pay what they have to if they really want one.
    Reply +1
  • Last Day of June review

  • Zerobob 31/08/2017

    Seems to me like it should have simply been an animated story, rather than a game. Still, if the puzzles are good enough and the way you manipulate events has depth, then there's likely a decent game here too. Reply -1
  • Oh my god Secret of Mana is being 3D remastered for PS4, PC and Vita

  • Zerobob 25/08/2017

    Looking forward to playing the original on SNES Mini, but why oh why is this not being released on Switch? I don't want to buy it on PS4. Reply 0