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  • How to power and program your Fallout 4 settlements like a pro

  • Zerobob 26/11/2015

    I've built a rather awesome treehouse / bar, but currently I've just squirreled away basic generators in corners to provide power for lighting etc, as I've not had the time to play around with pylons just yet.

    One thing that's bugging me is my rotating fan (with light) and disco ball just stop working intermittently. I have to store them in my workshop and re-place them to get them to work again.

    I'm pretty sure I have enough power and switches nearby... Well I must have, otherwise they wouldn't work at all. I'm assuming it's a classic Bethesda bug.
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  • PS4 shoots through 30m sales mark

  • Zerobob 25/11/2015

    Whats crazy is they have not even released their big first party exclusives yet like Uncharted 4 and Horizon zero Dawn and also the third party exclusive No Mans Sky. Those games will sell alot of consoles too.
    Not to mention The Last Guardian, should it ever emerge.
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  • Zerobob 25/11/2015

    I think the PS4 has sold so well because it has a better spec than the similarly priced Xbox One, the aesthetic design of the console is simple and elegant, the controller design is improved, and the console has a simple but effective interface that hasn't needed a redesign.

    None of these points can also be directed at the Xbox One. Sony have just got the simple things right with the PS4, and I think that's all people want and has made all the difference in terms of sales.

    On the games side of things, I don't think the main exclusives Halo 5 and Forza for Microsoft, or Bloodborne and TLoU Remastered for Sony, have been strong enough to tempt people to buy either console over the other.

    Exclusives aside, not once have I felt I'm short on games, owning just a PS4. In fact, it's been quite the opposite, and I've felt swamped with too many games at times.

    I enjoyed Shadow of Mordor. After that I really enjoyed replaying GTA 5 in all its glory. After that Bloodborne. After that The Witcher 3. After that The Last of Us Remastered. After that Fallout 4.

    All the while I've been trying to find time for all the free PSN games, such as The Swapper, Transistor, P.T, Escape Plan, Limbo, Never Alone, Infamous First Light, Ground Zeroes, Rocket League, etc.

    Not to mention decent games I've plain missed out on due to having a job, such as Far Cry 4, Dragon Age Inquisition, Driveclub, Until Dawn, Nathan Drake Collection, MGS V, and recently Star Wars Battlefront.

    How many great games do people want before people agree next gen consoles are completely worth it?
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  • Star Wars: Battlefront looks even better with Toddyhancer mod

  • Zerobob 24/11/2015

    This game has everything - amazing graphics, responsive smooth gameplay, a ton of authentic Star Wars content. Everything but value for money really. Reply +3
  • Bloodborne: The Old Hunters review

  • Zerobob 24/11/2015

    I'm enjoying Fallout 4 a lot more than I did Bloodborne; It's just more my sort of game and the base building and amount of individual customisation is amazing.

    I enjoyed Bloodborne, for a while, but I just don't think I enjoy linear action games. What really put me off continuing with Bloodborne was being defeated by a 'bullet sponge' of a boss (forget which one, but I nearly killed him) then being delivered back to the nearest lantern with no health vials, requiring me to backtrack a tedious amount to gain more, then face the same boss again. This isn't fun too me, but it clearly is for a lot of players.
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  • Fallout 4 players use console commands and mods to uncover cool secrets

  • Zerobob 23/11/2015

    The game is barely 2 weeks old and people are already hacking it to pieces with mods and console commands? Is anyone even interested in playing the actual game?

    Surely the "cool secrets" are only secrets if they were intended to be discovered in the proper game, otherwise they're simply unreferenced lumps of code.

    Also, using mods to enhance base building strikes me as downright cheating. Fun... but cheating, and void of merit.

    I mean, why draw the line at base building in Sanctuary? Mods and console commands clearly enable you to build anywhere, and interact with scenery that would otherwise be restricted. Why not just pick up the whole of Diamond City, put it in the sea, and call it Waterworld?... then call yourself a master base builder while you're at it?
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  • Eurogamer's PS2 emulation wishlist

  • Zerobob 22/11/2015

    Shadow of the Colossus? Reply +1
  • Star Wars Battlefront review

  • Zerobob 20/11/2015

    I love the optimisation and effort that's going into this game's visuals, but Eurogamer do right in not recommending this game due to content being held back behind a price barrier, as well as ultimately shallow gameplay. Reply +3
  • Fallout 4 beta patch due next week on PC

  • Zerobob 20/11/2015

    My biggest problem right now is understanding the purpose of base building.

    Am I meant to be basically building a fort to keep Raiders out? When do the raiders come? Where do the raiders come from? I've build fortifications and 3 turrets to cover the bridge in Sanctuary, but so far no attacks.

    In a nutshell, if I build a big fancy house, say next to the workshop in Sanctuary, will it have any purpose whatsoever, other than somewhere for my settlers to sleep?
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  • Digital Foundry: Hands-on with PS4's PlayStation 2 emulation

  • Zerobob 19/11/2015

    Typical Sony really. Understated.

    I hope Shadow of the Colossus is compatible.
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  • I wore the Fallout 4 Pip-Boy for a week

  • Zerobob 18/11/2015

    It''s just too BIG! What were the designers thinking? Reply +1
  • Jade Raymond building "Assassin's Creed-style game" for EA

  • Zerobob 17/11/2015

    Do Ubisoft, EA, or Jade Raymond really think they're doing anything groundbreaking applying the Assassins Creed formula to game after game after game?

    The only original thing to come out of the AC series is the sailing in Black Flag which, I have to admit, was excellent.
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  • Performance Analysis: Star Wars: Battlefront

  • Zerobob 17/11/2015

    PS4 AND Xbox One run Fallout 4 basically the same, the DF verdict came out again and was updated. Very similar on both consoles :)
    Yes I know. Suspicious isn't it, given the gulf in resolution between the PS4 and Xbox One in games such as Star Wars Battlefront?

    Bethesda gave the Xbox One version of Fallout 4 preferential development treatment over the PS4 version, as it was the "lead version" of the game (it was advertised as available on Xbox One, you got Fallout 3 free as a pre-order bonus on Xbox One, Xbox One version supports mods first, etc).

    I think a lot more performance can be squeezed out of the PS4 version if Bethesda gave it some attention.
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  • Zerobob 17/11/2015

    I'll be interested to see if Bethesda optimise Fallout 4 on PS4, because this performance analysis, along with many others, clearly show a hardware advantage on PS4.

    This game looks great though, although I won't be giving it a purchase as I don't agree with the pricing structure of the game's DLC and season pass.
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  • Why I'm tired of Fallout 4 encumbrance

  • Zerobob 17/11/2015

    I've already got 9 on my STRENGTH stat, partly to make melee attacks slightly more powerful, but mainly because you get +5 carry weight with each new level, and I need that.

    My main gripe is having to constantly rip yourself out of your journey to fast travel back to Sanctuary to dump all your junk and weapons which are no longer required.

    My second main gripe is why do you hold onto all the weapon mods you've ever created in your inventory? Don't the weapons themselves have the mod attached, which adds to the total carry weight of the weapon? Why does your character carry all of these weapon mods separately, in a different inventory category? It's the final thing I don't understand in Fallout 4, and makes no sense at all.
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  • Face-Off: Rise of the Tomb Raider on Xbox 360

  • Zerobob 16/11/2015

    the game design process has reached a peak which cannot be resolved by simply throwing more processing power at it.
    This. Why can't people understand this?

    Hardware isn't getting in the way of photo-realistic graphics or ultra realistic physics. A game engine capable of producing extremely high resolution detailed models, completely realistic lighting effects, and ultra realistic physics has to be engineered by software developers first. A game engine like this simply doesn't exist yet because it's beyond our current capabilities as humans. The human element is the limiting factor.

    Creating new game engines takes years of iterative development because remember, game developers are companies first, scientific 3D graphics research institutes second, their primary goal being to make a profit.
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  • So, how much do Steam Machines cost in the UK?

  • Zerobob 12/11/2015

    I really think there's a market for simplified PCs that allow more hardware flexibility than consoles.

    I'm just not sure these Steam machines are it.

    I think the machines should just be simplified hardware, with uniform, branded, and interchangeable components, and that's it, aimed at people who don't know how to build a PC but may want to upgrade and change their spec.
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  • There's an infinite money glitch in Fallout 4

  • Zerobob 12/11/2015

    I can barely be bothered with the base building right now, never mind spending hours exploiting this glitch and ruining the game.

    I found a glitch in Witcher 3, where by if you take all items but one from a Monster Nest, then return to the Monster Nest, all items are available to loot again. You can keep doing this over and over, but I just didn't want to. I don't think CDPR have patched this, even now.
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  • Fallout 4's list of voiced player names is stuffed with pop culture references

  • Zerobob 11/11/2015

    I called my character F**cface, but then already knew about the Codsworth saying your name thing before I started. Was hilarious the first time he said it though.

    The hee, Venkman is in there.
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  • Take-Two sends private investigators to GTA5 modder's home - report

  • Zerobob 10/11/2015


    I wasn't talking about a modding community exactly. I know they exist for a lot of games.

    I was more talking about an official re-release of games, on consoles too, which have been modded to be a bug free and improved version of the game.

    The closest thing I can think of is the community-driven version of Command and Conquer Red Alert, but this is decades on from the game's initial release, so OK by Westwood studios, if they even still exist.
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  • Zerobob 10/11/2015

    I was saying just the other day to a friend, it would be nice if publishers and developers allowed the modding community to create an "Official" unofficial release of certain games, with all bugs fixed and graphical improvements added, you know, to make up for so many games being broken and buggy, GTAV included.

    It seems to me developers don't have time to finish their games properly, yet modding communities have all the time in the world to improve games.

    It just seems silly a compromise can't be met. Maybe allow modders to work on the game for free, during development? Some enthusiastic modders would.
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  • Performance Analysis: Fallout 4

  • Zerobob 09/11/2015

    So the rumours about framerate issues exclusive the PS4 were complete bull and, even after being given preferential development treatment, the Xbox One version still doesn't quite match the PS4 version.

    That's all I needed to know.
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  • Hard Core: A look at the original Tomb Raider games

  • Zerobob 08/11/2015

    I had the Tomb Raider demo on PC for so long. I couldn't stop playing it. Then my parents bought me the full game and I was blown away; The levels just kept getting crazier!

    I always say this in TR articles, but no TR sequel managed to capture the atmosphere of the first game. The TR Anniversary edition did a good job though.
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  • Watch a video tour of the new Xbox One dashboard

  • Zerobob 04/11/2015

    Just bought Fallout 3 GOTY ready for this update can't wait, won't let myself get 4 til I've beaten 3 and hopefully 4 will have dropped in price by then as well.
    Don't you get Fallout 3 bundled with Fallout 4 on Xbone?
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  • Zerobob 04/11/2015

    I don't understand the need for this new dash.

    At worst couldn't they have just copied the X360 dash?

    Isn't the dashboard meant to be in keeping with Microsoft's "Metro" style interface?

    Don't Microsoft look at the PS4 interface and realise all you need is a list of games ordered by most recent?
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  • Official PS4 In-ear Stereo Headset out December for £78/€90

  • Zerobob 03/11/2015

    £78 seems expensive at first, but Sony earphones are always excellent, plus they have a mic and controls.

    I'd say they're reassuringly expensive, rather than extortionate. Plus you can use any headphones with the DS4 anyway.

    Personally, I'd prefer to spend £78 on a pair of Shure headphones though.
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  • Big Fallout 4 gameplay leak a week before launch

  • Zerobob 02/11/2015

    If you're looking at Fallout 4 footage and moaning about the graphics you probably need to ask yourself what it is you're looking for in this game and whether it is for you at all.
    Yes, I was playing Witcher 3 and someone I know said to me,

    "It looks good and everything, but it's not 'next-gen' is it?"

    which got me thinking...what the hell does that statement even mean?!

    I also think people may want to remind themselves what a X360/PS3 game looks like. I've been gaming on a PS4 for over a year now, and looking back at certain games, such as GTA V, ain't pretty.
    Reply +5
  • PlayStation Plus November free games revealed

  • Zerobob 30/10/2015

    Not the best month, considering games like Rocket League and Ground Zeroes have been given away recently.

    I suppose they are free games after all, but the free PS Plus games are the only reason I renewed by PS Plus subscription recently; I'm not playing any games online at all at the moment. Maybe I should fire up GTA Online this weekend...
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  • Watch: Fallout 4's Pip-Boy edition - what's it like?

  • Zerobob 30/10/2015

    we've got a Fallout 4 Pip-Boy edition
    I don't mean to be pedantic, but what does this mean exactly? You've got a copy of 'Fallout 4 Pip-Boy edition'? You've got a 'Pip-Boy' which is bundled with 'Fallout 4 Pip-Boy edition'?
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  • Konami shifts 5m copies of Metal Gear Solid 5

  • Zerobob 30/10/2015


    Bit repetitive for me and didn't grip me in the way i thought it would. Even boring at times which i could never see myself saying.

    Just doesn't have that magic for me. The kind where you can't wait to get back to playing it. Not trying to wind anyone up, just my opinion.

    Hopefully fallout 4 will have that "can't wait to get back to it" vibe.
    That's the impressions of the game I got after playing Ground Zeroes, so decided to wait for Fallout 4.

    Considering all you're doing is sneaking around and stealth killing / shooting bad guys, as you do in so many other games, the mission briefs always seemed overly vague, and the interface over-complicated for what it was.

    I mean, am I meant to sit there listening to all those tapes?
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  • Gran Turismo Sport is not Gran Turismo 7

  • Zerobob 28/10/2015

    I don't understand why Sony (or Microsoft for that matter) weren't working on flagship games, such as Gran Turismo, 3 years ago.

    The last console generation lasted longer than expected, giving developers plenty of development time. Or does it take 5 years to develop a good game now?

    It just strikes me that the release of current gen consoles was a complete surprise to a lot of development teams, with both consoles being 2 years into their life cycle and barely any first party exclusives between them.
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  • DriveClub's impressive debut on PlayStation VR

  • Zerobob 28/10/2015

    So is Drive Club still free for PS Plus members? I'd have downloaded it by now, but I didn't want yet another 50GB lump of my PS4's hard drive to disappear.

    I think driving games is a genuinely useful way to implement VR though. I mean, I've never played a racing game where I've been fully aware of the cars around me.
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  • Uncharted 4's multiplayer will be 60fps

  • Zerobob 28/10/2015

    I have a feeling a lot of people will be playing Uncharted 4 off the back of playing the buttery smooth 60fps Nathan Drake Collection, wondering what the hell this next gen 30fps slideshow is all about.

    Uncharted 4 should be 900p @ 60fps all the way, unless Naughty Dog tried this and still couldn't get the 60fps performance they wanted @ 900p.
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  • Assassin's Creed: Syndicate is the UK's number one game

  • Zerobob 26/10/2015

    Ubisoft really captured something special in Black Flag with the sailing. It was perfect... easily controllable naval battles, a ship to upgrade and a fleet to manage, sea shanties, visually fantastic, and a great way to explore.

    Since then, all Ubisoft seem interested in is regurgitating the same clunky running simulator set in "sandbox porn".
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  • Fallout gets its own officially licensed beer

  • Zerobob 24/10/2015

    ... Playin' Fallout 4... drinkin' Fallout...

    Wait. What?
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  • Watch: When should we review games?

  • Zerobob 24/10/2015

    I get excited about certain new games... I'm a fan of gaming. I would prefer to have them sooner rather than later, review or no review... I might die tomorrow.

    I mean, who thought MGS V would be an awful game before reading a review? Do people really think Fallout 4 is going to be terrible, and wait for a review? I won't be.

    It's a shame review embargoes are a thing, as I'd prefer reviews sooner rather than later if possible. Sometimes even just 2 hours into a game you know it's totally worth the asking price, and that's the main thing I'd like to know.

    Maybe 'Preliminary Reviews' should be a thing, more than just a 'Preview' but not a 'Full Review', which could also be a thing.

    Also, if games are completed before being reviewed, the reviewer sometimes falls into the trap of giving you a blow-by-blow account of the game's story and key scenes, which I really don't like. I prefer reviews that are a little more abstract.
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  • Life is Strange review

  • Zerobob 22/10/2015

    This sounds more like an interactive film than a game, which begs the question is the interactivity good, or even necessary? Would this simply work better as a film or TV series? Reply -5
  • All signs point to a PS4 price cut in the UK today

  • Zerobob 21/10/2015

    I paid £319 for a PS4 + Destiny well over year ago, and similar offers have been around since then. One of the best decisions I've made when it comes to new consoles, as I've had no end of use out of it since then.

    That said, if the RRP has dropped to £300, maybe the console can now be found for closer to £200, seeing as I've seen retailers selling the console alone for around £250-£260.
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  • PayDay 2 community erupts in anger at addition of stat-changing microtransactions

  • Zerobob 16/10/2015

    Any DLC and micro transactions, or future DLC and micro transactions simply need to be visible on the game box or game description, so buyers can make an informed choice.

    This needs to happen by law, because at the moment it's unclear to the consumer how much they need to pay for the 'core game', or indeed what DLC and micro transactions are necessary for the 'core game' to operate properly to its full capacity, as advertised.
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  • The Witcher 3: Hearts of Stone review

  • Zerobob 16/10/2015

    I think the only bit of DLC I ever enjoyed was the Undead Nightmare for Read Dead Redemption because it changed the core game completely.

    Maybe that's what they needed to do with The Witcher 3, introduce DLC which did something different to the core game. Maybe introduce different mounts what you can train and breed, such as giant cats you can ride, or dragons.

    Alternatively, maybe the DLC could have all been about treasure hunting, now that people are familiar with the game's terrain and various areas. Scribbled maps could become available to find. Maybe a dog to help you find things. Maybe the last bits of treasure could be pieces of a mysterious mystical weapon which can open portals to other realms, and grants Geralt special abilities.

    I can see where the review is coming from, and why 'more of the same' is considered disappointing, especially considering the core game is so vast already. I think the DLC needed to be more inventive.
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  • Destiny: The Taken King raid hard mode unlocks next week

  • Zerobob 16/10/2015

    Something's happening in the world of Destiny y'say?

    I'm sure it's exciting, and probably costs something.
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  • Space Hulk ported to… PS3

  • Zerobob 14/10/2015

    I'd like to see more digital board games released on consoles and PC.

    Dungeons & Dragons, Space Hulk, Atmosfear, even just Monopoly... maybe a spot of Buckaroo. I'd play the hell out of a decent digital version of Monopoly with good AI, which has never existed in my experience.

    In fact, I don't know why the entire Games Workshop collection of models and games can't be digitised, for people who want to conveniently play the games, collect the models, but can't be arsed with the painting.

    The best thing is no clearing up afterwards!
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  • The Witcher 3 patch 1.10 gives PS4 the boost it's been waiting for

  • Zerobob 14/10/2015

    Just a quick note to the people holding off buying this game... I really think you're doing yourself a disservice.

    Further patches aren't going to transform this game to any noticeable extent. I wasn't even aware I was playing v1.10 last night on PS4, for example, because there's really no perceivable difference while you're playing the game "in anger".

    You may want all the DLC on disc in a 'Game of the Year' package, which is fair enough I suppose, but The Witcher 3 is such a huge game any DLC really is trivial. I've been playing the game on and off from launch and I've still not finished the story, never mind all the secondary quests, Witcher contracts, Gwent contests, etc.

    If you liked Skyrim, or open world RPGs at all, just buy it, seriously. Life is too short and full of uncertainty to wait for what might be around the corner.
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  • Star Wars Battlefront has a £40 Season Pass

  • Zerobob 13/10/2015


    "Consumers need too take a stand against this now"
    See that ship over there? It sailed many years ago....
    So because it was an issue years ago gamers should just roll over and accept that gaming has doubled in price?

    It's very easy to have a critical, defeatist, and sarcastic attitude towards this sort of situation, and then resentfully accept it anyway, but there's always something you can do, even now.

    If people, en masse, boycotted this game at Xmas and made an example of it for its aggressive business model and poor value for money, developers and publishers would have to listen to consumers.

    I agree this might be difficult, especially as there is a Star Wars film out this Xmas, but if people got behind "Killing in the Name" for Xmas no.1 (and that actually involved buying something) then why not this?
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  • Zerobob 13/10/2015


    Does anyone else remember those iconic words from Dice's Patrick Bach.

    "Fans will never have to pay for upcoming DLC Maps. Itís a great thing for the community and it will allow everyone to participate in future map pack expansions."
    EA are altering the plan. Prey they don't alter it any further.
    Read Rosetinted Gamers much, as your amusing comment appears to be lifted directly from their site?
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  • Zerobob 13/10/2015

    So...if I buy the base game, without the DLC or season pass, with no intention of ever buying any DLC, can I still play the base game, or will I be forced to buy the DLC to be able to play the multiplayer, a la Destiny?

    All this DLC / season pass nonsense just makes playing a game over-complicated, as well as expensive... games are being chopped in half and effectively doubled in price.

    Consumers need too take a stand against this now, whether it involves boycotting games with this pricing structure (which people seem too weak-minded to manage) or starting a campaign of some kind, as "lame" as that may sound.
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  • From today, you can do the Carlton dance in Destiny

  • Zerobob 13/10/2015

    After the compulsory price tag of £120, everything Destiny-related from this point onward really should be free. Surely.

    In fact, now my outdated version of Destiny is sitting under my TV in its box, and can no longer be played, can you refund my broken game please Bungie?...

    ...I didn't agree to a long-term monetary investment in the Destiny franchise when I first bought Destiny, so getting a refund on a game that no longer works seems appropriate.
    Reply +14
  • Star Wars Battlefront beta extended until Tuesday

  • Zerobob 12/10/2015

    Well I'm enjoying the beta, but I didn't realise it was actually going to end, and so soon!

    I found it a little tricky to get to grips with the controls for everything at first, but I like a lot of things about the game. I love the fact that on Hoth you can be a standard soldier, a hero, a pilot of some description, an AT-ST pilot, or a gunner on the AT-AT. Really helps keep the gameplay feeling fresh, and the fact the icons to do all this stuff are placed randomly on the map makes it feel fair.

    The graphics are excellent and everything runs smoothly. The styling is all classic Star Wars down to the finest detail. Can't fault it on that front, apart from the pop-in.

    I'm a bit miffed that during a Hoth battle I attached and circled a tow cable around the same AT-AT twice, while the AT-AT was vulnerable to fire, but neither attempt took it down. Very hard to win if you're playing as the Rebels on Hoth, especially if the tow cable doesn't flippin' work.
    Reply +4
  • Performance Analysis: Star Wars Battlefront beta on PS4

  • Zerobob 08/10/2015

    Well pretty chuffed this latest build runs smoothly whilst matching the PC's high detail level, all running on a relatively cheap PS4.

    And I get to play the game from the comfort of my sofa, rather than hunched over a mouse and keyboard. Good times.
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  • Loads of Sky Broadband customers can't play Rocket League on PS4

  • Zerobob 07/10/2015

    Update 3.0 really is the update nobody asked for, isn't it.

    Next time Sony, just improve the basic PS4 interface benefiting everyone, then concentrate on niche features.
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