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  • Yakuza's PS4 remake is coming to the west

  • frazzl 03/12/2016

    Excellent. Will be getting both. Reply +1
  • Danganronpa 1 and 2 are coming to PS4 next year

  • frazzl 02/12/2016

    If you haven't played them on a Vita get them on the PS4. Both games are brilliant. Reply +2
  • Red Dead Redemption will finally be playable on PC, via PlayStation Now

  • frazzl 02/12/2016

    @Mr_Writer85
    I suppose the free trial could give people who want to try it for themselves.
    I can agree with that.
    Reply 0
  • frazzl 01/12/2016

    @Mr_Writer85 No it is a bad option - the streaming service is subpar and poorly priced. People need to vote with their wallets. If Sony improve the streaming quality and drop their subscription fees substantially, then yes it would be a good option for PC players who did not own a PS3. Reply +2
  • frazzl 01/12/2016

    @Mr_Writer85 Or you could play them if you own them for free if Sony gave a shit about its customers. Remember #4theplayers? Reply +2
  • frazzl 01/12/2016

    So even if you own the PS3 version of RDR (the inferior version BTW), you have to pay to stream it on your PS4 (making it even worse). That's a hell of a lot of win! Reply +1
  • Pokémon Sun and Moon are Nintendo's biggest UK launch of all time

  • frazzl 01/12/2016

    I don't understand the attraction of the Pokemon titles. I finished one of the earlier ones. That was more than enough. To repeat the process ad nauseum by playing what is essentially the same game (which wasn't that great to begin with) over and over again....Oh well, different strokes for different folks. Reply 0
  • No Man's Sky's long-awaited update brings its galaxy back to life

  • frazzl 30/11/2016

    @telboy007 Thanks dude. Reply 0
  • frazzl 30/11/2016

    @Dhalamar Thanks. Will check it out. Reply 0
  • frazzl 30/11/2016

    @Dhalamar I have heard Elite Dangerous is very good. Don't have a gaming PC so I have to ask if it is any good on the X1? Reply 0
  • frazzl 30/11/2016

    @Dhalamar
    Hello Games aren't the first, nor will they be the last. Doesn't excuse the practice of course, but there it is.
    I agree. Companies that develop and release unfinished titles or have blatantly broken promises should be held accountable by both the game press and the gamers. Only then will that practice cease to exist.

    This doesn't make me an angry gamer. I am not angry. Just prudent.
    Reply -1
  • frazzl 30/11/2016

    No matter how many positive apologetic editorials you do on NMS you won't convince me to buy it. Hello Games lied. They released a product that did not come close to delivering what they promised. They do not deserve to be rewarded financially for it even if they improve it 4 to 5 months later. They should have released it complete given that it was a full-priced release or go the early access route. They did neither. Martin you should have a read of your Bethesda/integrity article game and then take another look at this. For shame! Reply -4
  • San Francisco public transport hacked, passengers get free rides

  • frazzl 29/11/2016

    Life imitating art imitating life :lol: Reply +2
  • Ninja Theory's Hellblade shaping up well but 2016 release iffy

  • frazzl 28/11/2016

    @kevboard Frame-pacing and a dreadful frame-rate all impact gameplay heavily. I was far less effected by technical issues in any NT game.

    As for game design, to each their own. I don't like the Souls games I think they're boring.
    Reply 0
  • frazzl 27/11/2016

    @kevboard So I guess you must hate the Souls games given their input lag and dreadful frame-rates? Reply +1
  • frazzl 27/11/2016

    @crazy-n00dle I thought Enslaved, Heavenly Sword and DMC were great. Particularly Enslaved. Love their games. Reply +2
  • DF Retro: Shenmue 2 - a masterpiece revisited

  • frazzl 27/11/2016

    I played Shenmue 2 on both the DC and the original Xbox. The latter was a significant improvement particularly if you had component cables. Reply +3
  • Titanfall 2, Gears 4 price plunge at HMV on Black Friday

  • frazzl 26/11/2016

    @Hellotherenow I remember you telling everyone here that MGSV would be the best game ever... :lol:

    Hey, it's your money, get what you enjoy.
    Reply 0
  • frazzl 21/11/2016

    The game is really good so it's well worth getting, especially at that price. Reply 0
  • Capcom Vancouver defends Dead Rising 4's "super-polarising" changes

  • frazzl 26/11/2016

    @jabberwocky Didn't have the patience to play it that that much. Too many games, too little time. But hey to each their own. Glad you enjoyed it. Getting DR4? Reply 0
  • frazzl 26/11/2016

    @allistermcauliffe I am 38 now. So no I was not young when the first Dead Rising came out. You on the other hand definitely were (and still are) based on the quality of your barely literate posts :lol: Reply 0
  • frazzl 25/11/2016

    I hated the first Dead Rising. Dead Rising 2 was a big improvement and Dead Rising 3 was brilliant. Will be getting this day one. Reply -1
  • Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare Legacy Edition - the one that includes Modern Warfare Remastered - down to Ł50

  • frazzl 26/11/2016

    @IronSoldier NZ is just about the worst place to shop in the developed world. Reply 0
  • frazzl 25/11/2016

    The legacy edition in NZ costs NZD200 or 113 quid. Activision are taking the fucking piss. Reply 0
  • Face-Off: Dishonored 2

  • frazzl 26/11/2016

    There's no argument that this is a beautiful-looking game
    LOLWhut?!
    Reply +2
  • So, about that Assassin's Creed Ezio Collection glitch video

  • frazzl 24/11/2016

    @sizu_sizu
    Similar to EG's accusation of Quantic Dream whitewashing characters in the remaster of Beyond Two Souls.

    An article which was never retracted despite the developer highlighting the idiocy of the accusation.
    This! Polygon should be slated for their shitty video but it's not as if they are any more guilty of churning out clickbait than Eurogamer, IGN, Gamespot etc.
    Reply +4
  • Xbox Games with Gold for December announced - and it's a good one

  • frazzl 23/11/2016

    @Mr_Writer85 So who are the MS fanboys here exactly? Reply +1
  • frazzl 23/11/2016

    @Decaf Like BigLee, I believe the 360 games are yours to keep even if you cancel your Gold sub. Not the X1 games though of course. Reply +1
  • frazzl 23/11/2016

    @Mr_Writer85 Thank you for reposting my post in its entirety :D. So I guess you agree with absolutely everything. Jolly good chap :lol: Reply +3
  • frazzl 23/11/2016

    @Samael_Blackwing :lol: I am just waiting for Rooty to pop in and tell us all that this is actually a good thing and that Sony are doing gamers a favour by doing this ;) Much like his comment on a similar article where he expressed his gladness that there was no BC for the PS4 :lol: Reply +4
  • frazzl 23/11/2016

    @Mr_Writer85
    Relevant or not, it's still a fact, I didn't state it was relevant just that it was a fact.
    So when Cloudskipa goes to a review of a Sony game and says "I think this is shit" you would defend him simply because he is stating a fact (i.e. that he thinks the game is shit). I'll remind you of this when the time comes.

    Why is games for gold being compared to
    Playstation Now and not Plus? Wouldn't Plus be much more relevant?
    Yes and no. For PS3 and 360 owners yes. For owners of both gen consoles (PS4/PS3, 360/X1) yes. For owners of just the current generation consoles it is not. If you only own a PS4 you're shit out of luck.

    Again I have never said that BC is irrelevant please quote me where I have said because I'm not fussed about BC it's irrelevant?
    I never said you said that. Read my posts again. I asked you if this was what your opinion of it was since you're doing a pretty lousy job of pretending not to IMPLY it's not important. Like:

    Edit:
    Although if we look at the facts, BC isn't a big deal to a lot of people only fanboys who want to use it to defend their console.

    PS4 outsells X1 at launch. Month by month

    X1 gets BC... PS4 still outsells the X1, month by month.

    So in the grand scheme of things despite being cool imo, BC has little to no impact on bridging the gap in sales, so it's not the big deal some make it out to be.
    Oh and by the way, the X1 has outsold the PS4 in the US the last 4 months in a row. I should remind you that the US are the largest single video game market.

    Funnily enough I know how Now works, and it's nothing like BC, other than playing last gen titles, and it's never been marketed as BC by Sony, so I don't see how the 2 can be compared, even less so when Now is also available on PC and TV's, as a way to try and get people to play games on the service.
    So what if Sony haven't marketed it like that? It is the ONLY option you have of playing PS3 titles on your PS4. The. Only. Option. And you have to pay a fucking subscription to use the service even for games you already own. X1 owners can play 360 titles they already own for free. The actual game itself. So yes they provide the same service (playing previous generation titles). The X1 with backwards compatibility does it right for the gamer. The PS4 with streaming does it wrong. Note that I did not say that PS Now is a BC service. You have been parroting that stupidity yourself.

    Oh and just to save your time, unless it's an actual fact, most of what I post is my personal opinion/ preferrance, and I am not under any illusion that my opinion/ preferrance is shared by everyone so please no more trying to make out that I am stating my opinion/prefereance as being the only valid one or one that is shared by everyone.
    I asked you whether this was the case. No implication there. You can answer the said question or not. Your choice.

    Even if it was I wouldn't state it as fact.
    :lol:
    Reply +5
  • frazzl 23/11/2016

    @Mr_Writer85
    I fail to see that the lack of PS4 bc has to do with that the fact these games have already been on plus some years ago.
    How is the fact that these games have been on PS Plus relevant to this article?

    If you only owned a PS4, then you would of missed those games when they were on the PS3 plus line up
    Whereas if you only owned an X1 you would have the opportunity to play them. That's the fact being stated.

    BC is cool, but hey ho I don't have it on PS4, thankfully I played and completed all those games on PS3, when I got them with plus.
    So just because you have completed these titles having them backwards compatible is irrelevant to gamers in general?

    Also have Sony ever pushed Now as BC? If you have a link to said announcement I'd like to see it, as from what I can remember they simply pushed it as a service, not as BC.
    It's not BC (edit: have not claimed it was in my original post to you). It is however providing a similar service - the ability to play previous gen titles.

    The key difference is that BC on the X1 let's you play the games, let's you play titles you already own without charge, and most importantly does not charge you a ridiculous subscription fee. With PS Now you can only stream games, owning titles doesn't count for shit, and you have to pay a ridiculous subscription fee. What a bargain! :lol:

    But hey keep fighting the good fight white knighting the Sony ponies :lol:
    Reply +5
  • frazzl 22/11/2016

    @sizu_sizu By "people" you mean rooty, grassy, smash, goochie et al. :lol: Reply +3
  • frazzl 22/11/2016

    @Mr_Writer85 It matters if you only own a PS4 (and not a PS3) and want to play quality last gen titles. Backwards compatibility is great. Or are you arguing that this is not the case simply because Sony want you to pay a ridiculous subscription fee to stream such games on the PS4? Reply +8
  • frazzl 22/11/2016

    I loved Sleeping Dogs on the 360. Don't believe in re-purchasing HD remasters of games I have completed but as a games for gold title, it's perfect (much like Tomb Raider before it). Will definitely be downloading this. Reply +4
  • How I learned to stop worrying and love Dishonored 2

  • frazzl 23/11/2016

    How I learned to stop wasting my time and spot puff pieces before reading them

    I hate articles like this. They're not news. They're not previews. They're not reviews. They're not a look at videogaming's storied history. They're just puff pieces.

    I used to have to read at least some of these articles before I could identify them for what they were. Now, given how frequently they appear on Eurogamer, I have become adept at weeding them out. sSmply looking at the title is enough to tell me "Stop! This rubbish is a waste of time! Move on!" Which is exactly what I did here.
    Reply -12
  • Rollercoaster Tycoon World review

  • frazzl 22/11/2016

    At an elementary level, Rollercoaster Tycoon World works adequately. Creating paths and placing rides is straightforward and intuitive. Sculpting terrain is also very easy, enabling you to flatten mountains or create vast lakes within minutes. My only gripe about the basics is having to manually remove trees and rocks that obstruct building projects, a chore which is both fiddly and, for larger rides, time-consuming.
    So the "No Man's Sky" of theme park sims then.
    Reply -13
  • I'm still searching for the SSX in Steep, but there's one thing it absolutely nails

  • frazzl 21/11/2016

    I really wish MS would do another Amped. Loved the games! Reply +1
  • Watch Dogs 2 launch sales nowhere near Watch Dogs 1

  • frazzl 21/11/2016

    @captain-T-dawg I see. In that case we are in agreement :) Reply 0
  • frazzl 21/11/2016

    @renzollama Yup! Don't forget other titles like Fallout 4 that released in piss poor state and received rave reviews too. Reply 0
  • frazzl 21/11/2016

    @captain-T-dawg
    In the age of VR that just doesn't cut it anymore.
    A bit of hyperbole there dude. I think you'll find VR gaming is still a niche thing.
    Reply +10
  • frazzl 21/11/2016

    @sizu_sizu Agreed. It's a shame though. I have fond memories of reading Mega, EGM etc. These days I find myself visiting out of habit rather than out of interest. After all it's not as if I really needed to know that there are FFXV spoilers online (surprise, surprise!). Reply 0
  • frazzl 21/11/2016

    @Return-of-Jafar
    I think it's in a difficult place, the Watch Dogs 1 fans weren't looking for a change in direction and the non Watch Dogs fans weren't looking for any more watch dogs.
    Nail. On. Head. Goes to show how disconnected professional reviewers are from actual gamers.
    Reply +2
  • Government "behaviour tsar" isn't a fan of Minecraft: "We need to drain the swamp of gimmicks"

  • frazzl 21/11/2016

    @spekkeh I am not claiming they are not effective in teaching. I was just pointing out that the study provides evidence, not proof, that games can be effective for teaching.

    Personally though I am not convinced. This is based on anecdote, and is definitely not something I would use to claim games are not effective for teaching.

    Playing Minecraft by yourself will not prepare you for a diploma, but active learning scaffolded by teacher reflection certainly will.
    The question I would ask is "is it necessary"? I am all for using technology to improve educational outcomes but (again anecdotal) I frequently see tech being used simply for the sake of being used. And sometimes it can be detrimental.

    Take the calculator for example. Wonderful piece of tech that has a well defined place in education, particularly numeracy. Now when I was a kid, we weren't allowed to use calculators. We had to learn the fundamentals first and it was only towards the end of high school that they were allowed.

    Today in NZ even primary school children are allowed to use calculators. So instead of understanding what they're doing, all they learn is how to plug in values and obtain an answer. I have seen university students unable to manipulate fractions without a calculator. Or calculate the remainder obtained from a division. The lack of numeracy skills I see at the tertiary level is scary to be honest and it has made me wary whenever a new "technological advancement in education" is announced.
    Reply -1
  • frazzl 21/11/2016

    @spekkeh I would say "proven" is too strong a word. From the article itself (for which you are one of the co-authors?):

    We are aware of the fact that another view on what studies to include in the meta-analysis may lead to other conclusions regarding the effectiveness of serious games. For example, if only studies with a randomized sample and a pretest–posttest design are considered, the positive effect in favor of serious games may disappear. In addition, our selection of moderators is not exhaustive, and other interesting features of studies (e.g., gender) may influence the effect size.
    There is evidence suggesting that games can be effective in teaching (not a believer myself tbh), but conclusive proof...I am not so sure.
    Reply 0
  • Final Fantasy 15 spoilers posted online as street date broken

  • frazzl 21/11/2016

    @Pythonidae :LOL: Reply -9
  • frazzl 21/11/2016

    What cutting edge gaming news! Exactly the kind of stuff I wanted and needed to know. :lol: Reply -44
  • Danganronpa Another Episode: Ultra Despair Girls is coming to PS4

  • frazzl 20/11/2016

    @Travis56 My enjoyment of the series has nothing to do with the "anime style". You don't like it, that's fine, but don't come up with some bullshit reason for why others enjoyed it. Reply -3
  • frazzl 20/11/2016

    @Oxybelis I think it's better, and yes I do also like the Phoenix Wright games. Reply 0
  • frazzl 19/11/2016

    @erlinghagen The first two Danganronpa titles are brilliant. Think Phoenix Wright, just better (and a lot more violent).

    Ultra Despair Girls is disappointing though. The shooting mechanics are weak and take away from the interesting story.
    Reply -3