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  • Quake 2 on Xbox 360: the first console HD remaster

  • Zerobob 15/02/2015

    @TheTrueSpin Oh man, the original Quake had such gritty atmosphere. Grittier than gritty. Nailing enemies (literally) in an old castle-like level, with water dripping through the roof. I've never felt more alone and isolated, apart from maybe in the first Tomb Raider. Reply +5
  • Jon Blyth on: Fixing Far Cry 4

  • Zerobob 07/02/2015

    I think every game should be created with Jon's point no. 8 in mind.
    Far Cry 4 couldn't be further away from this philosophy, and that's why it will never excite me.
    Reply -13
  • Xbox One gets tile transparency with new update

  • Zerobob 06/02/2015

    @abeeken I think the PS4 UI is fine really, but I agree its annoying having to scroll all the way to the end to get to the Library.

    However, the fact it simply keeps a time-ordered list of your last accessed games/apps is all you need and that's what you get! Plus easy access to downloads, system settings. It would be nice if you could 'pin' games (or the Library) to the start of the list though.
    Reply +2
  • Video: "Well excuuuse me, princess!"

  • Zerobob 30/01/2015

    Well I used to like watching the Zelda cartoon, so excuuuuse me! Reply +4
  • Dying Light review

  • Zerobob 30/01/2015

    As original as a zombie game is, I'll wait for The Witcher 3 for my next open world thrills. Reply +3
  • Grim Fandango Remastered review

  • Zerobob 27/01/2015

    I played the demo of MDK... There was a dog in a warplane? I remember it ran really nicely, and looked good for the time. It was quite fun but I don't think I'd want to play a whole game of it, unless it gets better.
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  • Zerobob 27/01/2015

    I see why you'd say that, but I played the demo of MDK and still didn't really know what the game was about. That's why bundled it with Grim Fandango in my mind...I've seen the game in action but it I have no idea what its all about. It seemed to be a time for weird PC games, which seemed deliberately weird, which I didn't assume was a good thing.

    I just found Grim Fandango visually strange (in an unwelcoming way) and visually I think the characters are a bit poor. I accept people who've played the game start to finish may disagree, but this is the reason I never played it in the first place.
    Reply -5
  • Zerobob 27/01/2015

    When I was younger I couldn't stop buying gaming magazines, reading about games, installing new PC demos and shareware.

    One month, Grim Fandango was all over ALL of the game magazines, yet I was happy to ignore it, as I thought it looked too weird to be properly engaging, especially the characters, and not very self descriptive about what type of game it was and why it was good. A bit like MDK.

    Even now, with a lack of PS4 games to buy right now, I'm still not tempted to get it. It doesn't sound that great gameplay wise and the characters still seem strange and weak to me.
    Reply -9
  • Dragon Age: Inquisition's tavern songs are available for free

  • Zerobob 27/01/2015

    Ahh so Dragon Age Inquisition is finally coming down in price on 9th Feb. Thanks. Reply -2
  • Face-Off: Resident Evil HD Remaster

  • Zerobob 20/01/2015

    After all the Resident Evil HD articles, my only wish is that I played the GameCube version years ago. Reply +2
  • Dragon Age: Inquisition Patch 3 details

  • Zerobob 20/01/2015

    I'm glad a lot of quest glitches have been fixed. I might buy it now on PS4, if I can find it in stock cheaper than 45 anywhere; Every other PS4 game I've bought so far has dropped at least 15 since purchase, why not this game? Reply -3
  • How Duke Nukem 3D managed to be ahead of its time while trapped in the past

  • Zerobob 12/01/2015

    I remember playing through the shareware version so much before I finally got the game for Xmas.

    What I really loved was Build, the level hands-on and flexible! Really was great.
    Reply 0
  • In Theory: Nintendo's next-gen hardware - and the strategy behind it

  • Zerobob 10/01/2015

    While Xbox One and PlayStation 4 struggle to deliver actual next-gen gameplay concepts, Nintendo isn't afraid to push for something truly ambitious on its existing platform - the upcoming Zelda open world title looks absolutely phenomenal.
    Two things.

    Setting Zelda in a sandbox isn't ambitious; sandbox games have been prevalent for well over a decade now.

    The Wii U isn't only Nintendo's existing console, but could also be described as their next-gen console, as it was released only a year before the PS4 and Xbone.
    Reply +14
  • The most exciting games of 2015

  • Zerobob 06/01/2015

    The PS4 games I'm looking forward to are:

    Uncharted 4
    Star Wars Battlefront (looks astonishing already)
    Metal Gear Solid: Phantom Pain
    Bloodborne (although gameplay looks generic)
    No Man's Sky

    Oh, and GTA Online heists.
    Reply +4
  • North America gets $15-a-month PlayStation Now subscription service

  • Zerobob 05/01/2015

    @MrDubai I totally agree. It's far too expensive on top of the PS+ subscription, considering they are old last generation games that Sony has already made money from the first time around.

    Then the nail in the coffin is that you have to stream the games. They should offer an option to download games, even if you're limited to downloading only 1 or 2 at once.

    In fact, I'd prefer to pay a bit more and be limited to downloading 1 of the 100 games per month for keeps. There are a lot of different pricing models and options, but I think Sony has chosen incorrectly here.
    Reply +4
  • Ubisoft polls public on future Far Cry settings

  • Zerobob 05/01/2015

    It should simply be set somewhere that is vibrant and visually stunning. I felt the vibrancy of the environment was lost in FC2 and FC4. Reply 0
  • Digital Foundry: Hands-on with the Halo 5 beta

  • Zerobob 03/01/2015

    It doesn't exactly seem like a performance masterclass, but running at 60fps (or even closer to 50fps) I'm sure it'll still be a great Halo experience, but even more of a buttery smooth experience than previous games. Reply +5
  • Eurogamer's Game of the Year 2014

  • Zerobob 01/01/2015

    ...there's disappointment in the lack of something truly new to latch on to once you look beyond the inflated resolutions
    And the award goes to the completely original Mario Kart 8, because it doesn't seem to matter if Nintendo release basically the same game, year after year.

    There's a lot of undeserved gushing when it comes to this game. I've played it multiplayer for a couple of hours and it's not that good, even against human opponents. In fact I found it embarrassingly similar to other Mario Kart games, as if I'd done it all before from the outset; I was a bit disappointed.

    Game of the year? Maybe, I'm OK with that, but not on the grounds of innovation and originality. More that it is indeed the 'best of a bad bunch' in mediocre year for games, as much as the article insists this isn't the case.
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  • Games of 2014: Hearthstone

  • Zerobob 31/12/2014

    After playing the game a fair bit when it was first released, I soon became bored of it.

    I was really enjoying winning gold by doing all the challenges for all character classes, then buying new cards.

    Then I realised the only way of winning against powerful decks people had bought was to construct a beast deck aimed at bolstering your minions, which limited things a lot strategically.
    Reply +6
  • Games of 2014: Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor

  • Zerobob 29/12/2014

    I found Shadow of Mordor unforgiving and difficult. Once spotted, I found it impossible to become unspotted, and then all of Mordor descends on your position. So I decide to fight.

    At first it goes well, then War Chief after War Chief wades into the fight. Then a couple of Caragor appear and you realise you can't outrun them, but there's nothing nearby to climb. Game over.

    The worst thing for me was that the game gives you little to no information on what you're meant to be doing. Sure, basically it's Assassins Creed, so I guess I'm meant to sneak from bush to bush, or run along rooftops. But to what end? Should I be taking down every Orc in Mordor one by one, undetected, interrogating each of them in turn? ...That's extremely tedious, especially in a big bland field with no obvious landmarks. Should I be seeking out all the War Chiefs and trying to behead them like the game suggests?...That's not possible from the outset, so that can't be my goal.

    So after an hour I stopped playing. The game just left me so cold I lost the will to play, and the game sits below my TV reminding me of my hasty and ill-advised day one purchase.
    Reply -11
  • Games of 2014: Alien: Isolation

  • Zerobob 27/12/2014

    @funkstar Thanks for that, I look forward to playing it :) Reply +1
  • Zerobob 27/12/2014

    Can you still get P.T? It looks great! I'm away from home visiting family currently, but I can't find it on the PS Store. Reply +1
  • 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 +3
  • 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

    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

    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.
    Reply 0
  • 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.
    Reply +9
  • 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.
    Reply +2
  • 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.
    Reply 0
  • 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.
    Reply 0
  • 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

    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.
    Reply -1
  • 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.
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