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  • Advertising Standards launches investigation into No Man's Sky

  • andrewsqual 28/09/2016

    Maybe just stick with Joe Danger 3 next time :) Reply +8
  • Nintendo hardware sales in the Americas are worse than you'd expect

  • andrewsqual 26/09/2016

    "It started off well. But sales dropped considerably in the last few years"

    No, it started off terribly. The 3D simply did not help the 3DS sell in the beginning. If anything it put parents off. Anybody who worked in games retail at the time knows this.
    If I remember it was €279.99 when it launched in Ireland in early 2011. The price was dropped by a whole 100 quid after 6 months BUT it still didn't sell well even though gaming journalists claimed it was now. It wasn't until Super Mario 3D Land and then Mario Kart 7, released 2 weeks later, that it started to take off in sales (the latter being the more significant release by far).

    Like the Wii U, a simple change in name would have drastically changed the life sales of the 3DS. DS 2 comes to mind. It could be worse, they could have called it the Nintendo Vita :)
    Lets hope with the NX they don't make the same mistake, as the Wii U, and actually stick with the moronic placeholder codename.
    Reply +5
  • First Forza Horizon nears "end of life" status

  • andrewsqual 26/09/2016

    @Turniplord You clearly don't understand. Games with Gold WASN'T around before the worst games console reveal ever happened. It wouldn't have "stopped" because there was no such thing in May 2013. And what I am saying is thank god for the whole 180 debacle because THAT is why we have Games with Gold today.

    Now to correct you on the region lock thing, which I'm not talking directly about with digital versions or after Xbone's launch. I'm talking about how the serial key, included with retail versions of games, WAS going to be locked to the region of your Xbox Live account which would make the games region locked to the country. Again, thank the 180 turn heavens its a region free console now instead to the joy of many happy gamers.

    These things happened and changed. Potential pricing of the Xbone is pure guessing. Wanker.
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  • andrewsqual 26/09/2016

    @Turniplord Wow, these people still exist? Lol, it would have been cheaper? You know something we don't?

    Why not just stick to the facts that are real like the console was going to be region locked to the COUNTRY with the "original plan". Or did you somehow forget that? How about there wouldn't be Games with Gold as a response to Microsoft's momentous cock up.
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  • Minecraft console editions finally get polar bears, beets and banners

  • andrewsqual 26/09/2016

    Apparently cross platform play is happening too even though Sony and PSN would never allow such an atrocity since ever. Reply 0
  • Hitman's US episode dated and detailed

  • andrewsqual 22/09/2016

    @Cold_Waste They are still in the process of making a new finished Hitman game. Babysteps first. Reply -1
  • Microsoft on Project Scorpio, PS4 Pro marketing and Xbox tweets

  • andrewsqual 21/09/2016

    @Spence1115 That exact quote with that 1st and second paragraph is exactly the same as it was after the PS4 Pro announcement and I agree.

    They mentioned they are putting gamers first and then, ironically, the first feature talked up to backup this statement was the 4K Bluray drive, something about 2% of Xbone S "gamers" will ever use in 2016/17. And I mean actually purchasing a 4K Bluray movie disc for this talked up drive. Its quite baffling.
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  • The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt will not support PlayStation 4 Pro features

  • andrewsqual 19/09/2016

    That's okay, I just got my horse's tail back with version 1.30. I'm sure graphical overhauls would be just daunting for this team on PS4.

    Still even without any patches, I'm sure the game will more frequently hit its 30fps target on Pro.
    Reply -1
  • Watch: Ian's revisiting Dead Rising's Willamette Mall on PS4 at 3:30pm.

  • andrewsqual 14/09/2016

    Unfortunately 10 years too late for a PlayStation fan like me to care. Of course it doesn't help that 10 years on the developer/publisher today has ZERO credibility. Reply +1
  • It looks like Assassin's Creed 2, Brotherhood, Revelations are headed to PS4, Xbox One

  • andrewsqual 13/09/2016

    There is also a Collector's Edition on Ubisoft's store. If you use up 100 of your uPlay points, you can get a 20% discount that gets you the CE for €64 :) Reply 0
  • andrewsqual 13/09/2016

    Wait only a movie ticket in the US? And the Sonic Mania Collector's Edition is only in the US also? RIP Ubisoft and Sega then.
    Sorry my bad, that's the way you are to yammer on when Sony does that in September.

    About time they confirmed this. Were they just stubborn when it leaked at GC and decided to not bother then?
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  • andrewsqual 18/08/2016

    Lol was waiting for this to be announced. Knew they couldn't take a full year out from a main AC release.
    Hmm, would have liked the first one too. its been so long. It would make sense to include it too since there are big ties to Altair in Revelations.
    Reply +5
  • What if Uncharted 4 on PS4 Pro ran at 60fps?

  • andrewsqual 13/09/2016

    @MickeyV Maybe the hint of absolutely stunning looking exclusive games on PS4 is proof that 3rd parties never utilise this in their games/engines.

    Even though it was Mark Cerny that told them they be doing this at the PS4 reveal 3 and a half years ago. Look at what a smaller, lesser known studio could even do with the exclusive Until Dawn.
    Reply +3
  • Recore review

  • andrewsqual 13/09/2016

    You'd think the lower price would have been taken into account in reviews. Reply +2
  • Now there's a Titanfall card battler

  • andrewsqual 12/09/2016

    I thought this was something about a new graphics card for some reason. :) Reply +1
  • Forza Horizon 3: still the only racing game for everyone

  • andrewsqual 12/09/2016

    All the best uncompromised footage is up on Gamersyde's preview that they just posted Reply -1
  • The Last Guardian delayed again

  • andrewsqual 12/09/2016

    @Malesoun Then you are blind. Shadow of the Colossus was more next gen than most Xbox 360 games when it launched.

    Double the resolution and a rock solid 30fps (rather than the 5fps dips of the PS2) made it even better with the PS3 remaster.

    Have you even seen the animations in the game? Animations that need to adapt to the environment like the gravity when scaling a creature and then you are suddenly hanging onto a "ceiling" when the creature shifts direction. And still no horse in a video game has surpassed Agro either (that's ten years now by the way).

    We aren't talking about Max Payne here you know, a game that is still fun to play but clearly has really aged in the tech and animation dept.
    Reply +3
  • andrewsqual 12/09/2016

    The inevitable happened, now we just need that Mass Effect Andromeda delay announcement and we are done with all major delays of 2016. Ah well, it will no doubt be an even better experience on PS4 Pro so, no worries. Reply -5
  • Fallout 4 and Skyrim PS4 mods look dead - and Bethesda blames Sony

  • andrewsqual 12/09/2016

    Does that mean Bethesda won't be charging a RRRP price for Skyrim on PS4 now i.e. Rip-off Recommended Retail Price?

    Mods were easily supported on PS3 so long as they were built from the ground up for the console properly. There were also never much restrictions on PS3 as far as size was concerned, there never was any pathetic size restrictions on digital games, patches, DLC or demos. Same goes for PS4.

    Bethesda's post is somewhat infuriating too "Like you, we are disappointed by Sony’s decision given the considerable time and effort we have put into this project, and the amount of time our fans have waited for mod support to arrive". That's because of the typical money you took from Microsoft which you just had to do, even if you didn't do it with the DLC this time.

    "We consider this an important initiative and we hope to find other ways user mods can be available for our PlayStation audience." Well now they just admitted that its the way they decided to design the mods for Xbone first that is incompatible with PS4. I thought they weren't possible on the console? How do they hope to ever bring mods to Fallout 4 if it is surely Sony that won't allow it???
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  • PS4 Pro Performance Analysis: Horizon Zero Dawn

  • andrewsqual 09/09/2016

    Tighter 1080p visuals and performance would be most preferred also. Hopefully Guerilla are doing this in more ways too but weren't allowed to talk about it this week? People seem to have completely forgot the "PS4K" name it was given last March so the focus on this adds up.
    I'm just sad we won't hear much of the "Neo" name anymore. :(
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  • Elder Scrolls Online on PS4 Pro will have "native 4K" from day one

  • andrewsqual 08/09/2016

    Does it also translate the music into a Jeremy Soule masterpiece? Still no sale then. Reply +1
  • Mass Effect: Andromeda 4K PS4 Pro mission gameplay

  • andrewsqual 08/09/2016

    @Stepharneo Gamersyde has them up now for public download. Like most media sites, they got them from Sony's own Press site.
    Reply +1
  • andrewsqual 07/09/2016

    Nice to see actual gameplay of the game 2 to 3 months before its going to go gold. Definitely won't be delayed to a next Summer/Autumn release, no siree. Reply +32
  • Sony announces PlayStation 4 Pro for November 2016, priced £349

  • andrewsqual 07/09/2016

    Would have been great if Mark announced Knack 2 :( Any new Spiderman footage was welcome. I think EA took on some feedback from their GC 2016 disaster.
    Have they specifically said it won't support UHD video? Seems like something that can be patched in regardless.

    Edit: Oh I get it now, no 4K Bluray disc support. Saw it on the spec sheet under a section that mentions 4K streaming and video and a *** section that you have to read at the bottom that said something like "***does not support 4K Bluray discs".
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  • andrewsqual 07/09/2016

    Oh well at least they didn't take the 3.5mm jack off the PS4 controller and if you want to use a wireless headset, like on PS3, do that then. Reply +9
  • Square Enix has taken over Abbey Road for a Final Fantasy concert tonight

  • andrewsqual 07/09/2016

    Hmm, if they were doing some tunes from Kingdom Hearts I would most certainly check it out. Reply 0
  • Emulator Dolphin can now boot every GameCube game

  • andrewsqual 06/09/2016

    Such an incredible emulator. Was running Burnout 2 on it there recently (the best Burnout game) and it runs absolutely flawlessly. With the latest release they only support x64 architecture now which is a good thing if cuts down on dev time.

    Now if only this team or the ePSX team would make a flawless PS2 emulator. That PCSX2 one is so crap even after 13 years. Even the first Release Candidate of ePSX was better in every way than the current final version of the PCSX PS1 emulator.
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  • This is what really happens when swords hit armour

  • andrewsqual 06/09/2016

    This going to be a bigger disaster than No Man's Sky. I think the only thing that kept NMS from being even worse was the fact it WASN'T made on the Cryengine. Reply -29
  • Ark fans burned by Scorched Earth, the Early Access game's "completely finished" expansion

  • andrewsqual 06/09/2016

    Nah, making it simply purchasable will do i.e. a game worth purchasing. Reply +1
  • Nintendo lawyers jump on No Mario's Sky parody

  • andrewsqual 05/09/2016

    Should have went with the DMCA parody right away. Because THIS one particular Nintendo take down was the reason to do one of these now? Reply 0
  • Metroid Prime: Federation Force flops

  • andrewsqual 05/09/2016

    I guess people joining this boycott group in June 2015 didn't help after all.

    Reply +2
  • DF Retro: MDK revisited - a PC game quite unlike any other

  • andrewsqual 03/09/2016

    @oldskooldeano Same here. I love the way you saved money in Rage Racer and could invest in upgrading your car or getting a brand new motor for future "classes" instead.

    R4 was great and incredible looking but having to deliberately lose earlier heat races to be able to get different cars (because your race team wouldn't have the funds for the best cars then and had to make do with different models) was ridiculous.

    Strange the way DF used a tune from upcoming Tekken 7 in the Ridge Racer V segment though. :/ Oh and Reiko Nagase > Ai Fukami (RRV)
    Reply +3
  • Lindsay Lohan's Grand Theft Auto lawsuit rules in Rockstar's favour

  • andrewsqual 02/09/2016

    "shoulder-length blonde hair" and yet it comes down to her boobs in HER picture above? She should have sued them for a worthy cause like lack of a sequel to Bully.

    Anyway, real life Trevor's case is still ongoing.
    Reply +1
  • Gran Turismo Sport delayed until 2017

  • andrewsqual 31/08/2016

    @Devox What the hell are you talking about? Gran Turismo 6 isn't even out 3 years, yet THIS game is somehow in the making 5 years? Could you make sense please?

    @rep- Why, what's wrong with Sony's software like Ratchet and Clank and Uncharted 4 this year alone? Saying what you want is fine around here, just try to have some context when you blurt out nonsense.
    Reply -1
  • andrewsqual 30/08/2016

    In before the sarcastic "oh I'm so shocked this was delayed" when Gran Turismo 6 was announced at E3 2013 and released 5 months later.

    Edit: I was too late, naturally.

    Edit 2: My bad, as the negs say, clearly GT6 was delayed twice like The Witcher 3 lol.
    Reply -4
  • Fallout 4's final add-on Nuka World is out now and here are its opening moments

  • andrewsqual 30/08/2016

    @Paul084 I loved Vegas' DLC but I still waited for it all to go on sale though.
    I wasn't aware these 2 main DLCs were of Dawnguard and Dragonborn magnitude.
    I'm still happy that Nuka World is the last one though, it means the DLC will go down in price in sales in the near future and I can finally go back to the game then. :)
    Reply +3
  • andrewsqual 30/08/2016

    Wait I thought this was the second main expansion of the Season Pass so far with Far Harbour being the first one? That's it? What did they need that Season Pass price hike for then? Reply +3
  • Metal Gear Solid 5 Definitive Edition spotted at various retailers

  • andrewsqual 30/08/2016

    Definitive Edition? Wait so is there something called character development in this one? Or does this version's idea of character development still involve Kaz explaining to me for 5 minutes who those 2 random NPCs were that I extracted after that last repetitive mission? Reply 0
  • "We have to do better when we launch NX"

  • andrewsqual 26/08/2016

    @lukej So true. You can stick the PS Vita in there as proof of your statement. I guarantee the Vita would have sold 3 times as much (which still sadly isn't a lot) if it were called the PSP 2.

    This Nintendo XN, or whatever, is history repeating itself already. The Wii U didn't have final details revealed until Sep 2012, only 2 months before its release. As each month approaches Jan 2017, we are getting closer to this fail of a parameter repeating itself too.
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  • Battlefield 1's £40 Premium Pass features French army, Russian Empire

  • andrewsqual 24/08/2016

    Does the campaign feature a prologue level where you get to experience the actual events of when a bloke called Archie Duke shot an ostrich 'cause he was hungry?

    @rep- Did you ever stop to think that some people aren't bothering with the game BECAUSE of today's "expansion passes" like this? You obviously find this standard practice now but why do some other studios and publishers have no problems releasing additional content for a game after day 1 for absolutely free? And why should EA and Dice get a free pass (sorry, a paid for premium pass :) ) when they are the most obnoxious at doing it?
    Reply +16
  • PlayStation Now is coming to PC tomorrow in the UK

  • andrewsqual 24/08/2016

    Great for PC people who are starving to play some amazing PlayStation games. Fired up the 15 year old Jak and Daxter in the terrible PCSX2 ver 1.40 emulator recently and its still amazing that it runs like crap and graphical problems are still present like missing eyeballs on the characters. You won't be emulating Uncharted Drake's Fortune anytime soon I guarantee.

    Still don't see the point in this service that includes some of the biggest games I've bought and recently in the last 7 years too. I have a PS3 still set up right beside my PS4 anyway. Waiting for them to release the entire PS1 and PS2 library on Now, as promised at the PS4 reveal, before I bite.
    Reply -3
  • Take a tour of Resident Evil 7's disturbing new demo

  • andrewsqual 23/08/2016

    Is this just the same footage from the GC trailer on a loop??? Reply 0
  • The PS4 Slim is real - confirmed

  • andrewsqual 22/08/2016

    @rep- I wish sticking the name Sony on an Apple TV device would make it worth even 50p. Sadly it does not. :(

    Richard should say "hey what's that over there?" and then run out the door with the slim console. :) Well done on the actual journalism too.
    Reply +1
  • andrewsqual 22/08/2016

    Pity it isn't down to the size of DVD case like the PS2. That would have been class. Don't like the EG comparison with an Apple TV though. Does that mean its a useless brick that would do absolutely nothing I would want from a device connected to a TV? Reply 0
  • EA's Peter Moore: I'm not sure video game press conferences have a future

  • andrewsqual 18/08/2016

    No "EA" Press conferences don't have a future and I'm not referring to that mess the other night. Sony, Ubisoft, Microsoft, even Bethesda all had pretty good showings at E3 this year.
    EA were the only ones with practically nothing but studio offices to show yet again for some of their biggest upcoming games that aren't recycled sports crap.
    Reply +12
  • Yes, there will be Project Scorpio VR-exclusives

  • andrewsqual 18/08/2016

    @EDDS Actually, no we didn't. We expect things like Rise of the Tomb Raider style "exclusives" for VR on Scorpio.
    But actual totally exclusive games on Scorpio or Xbone? No, we all know that's a thing of the past since E3 2016.

    So Aaron Greenberg just confirmed, in a year and half from now, they will still be wasting money on "exclusives" in Xbox camp. Why would a VR game be exclusive on a console and cut out 85% of the rest of its potential market on PS4 and PC?
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  • Tekken 7's Harada on the thorny subject of sexy swimsuits and Western sensibilities

  • andrewsqual 17/08/2016

    @TekMerc I hope you mean "best" as in the hilarity of it.

    Tekken isn't a series known for women with "huge tits". I would even put the Soul series in that category more for Ivy and Taki alone. The largest buxoms I can think of would be Nina and Anna (being Irish of course this is the case :) ), Asuka who hardly wears much revealing outfits to show off that fact and then maybe Christie Montiero. And even then these characters aren't ridiculously ginormous. Every other female is either very average or slightly above or below. Why does nobody ever complain about Lili's HUUUUUUGE sexy.......... long hair?

    Some of the males in the game have a completely topless outfit or alternate topless outfit since the first game. So why make a big statement like that just focusing on the females only in Tekken???

    I think what Harada means is "we are not trying to over sexualise the female characters any more than the males in the game." And as AnsemsApprentice said above me "Sexy is harmless" so what is the problem with that anyway?

    Onto more pressing matters. Please let there be more music by Sanodg in the final game. In the soundtrack released for T7 so far there is only one track by him :(

    Although the 2 versions of a tune for the stage and then the Final Round seems like a new great edition.

    @jihon83 And there is your very problem. You missed it or can't remember how that went down. Harada wasn't phased by it whatsoever. He was taking the mickey when he said to US audiences that hated on her "I'll make muscular & skinhead character for you, she will be an Asian/EU exclusive character." Not sure what this "breakdown" is that you speak of. If that is your idea of a "breakdown" in communications then Warner should just shutdown business right now with all that atrocious commotion with PC ports and their games.
    Reply +15
  • New Resident Evil 7 trailer poses more questions than it answers

  • andrewsqual 17/08/2016

    @Boycie86 You are forgetting one fundamental thing with that statement. Shinji Mikami, the creator of the Resident Evil series, was still with Capcom and was the director of RE4 after producing RE2 and 3. This is not the same thing, in any way at all.

    They could have kept it closer to the original games by having it set in the past around the Spencer Estate area and everything that happened the Trevor family. What a missed opportunity.
    Reply -1
  • EA Gamescom 2016 live report

  • andrewsqual 17/08/2016

    Wow that was almost worse than the worse games console reveal in history.............. almost. Reply 0
  • Got a spare 50 minutes for a Final Fantasy 15 gameplay video?

  • andrewsqual 16/08/2016

    If its anything like any of those clips at every conference at E3 2016, no, no I do not have 1 minute to spare for it. Reply -6