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  • Play limit on Wii U demos set by publishers, Nintendo says

  • kirankara 13/12/2012

    Highly doubt it's Nintendo who is pushing this through, but is in fact the publishers, and wouldn't be surprised to see this on all next generation consoles.

    I downloaded demo for trine 2 on steam, and was shocked to see when I returned to finish it few weeks later, that it no longer would allow me access to demo.

    I can see logic though, especially with a console like wiiu, and it's casual gamer audience being the majority.

    I used to play demo for FIFA repeatedly, and tbh, I c probably happily play demo rather than buy game, as I don't use all features anyway, but I still buy game anyway
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  • Face-Off: Far Cry 3

  • kirankara 02/12/2012

    "@GooseUK Hey. What clock is your CPU at? Is it a 2600k or 3570k?

    Shouldn't make much of a difference between i5 or i7 as I don't think the game will support multi-threading."

    someone please explain to me how this comment is worthy of a neg. \the immaturity of some individuals on this sight makes the mind boggle.
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  • kirankara 01/12/2012

    @matthone

    Disagree, 360 fanboys tend to be childish and annoying, rather than elitist, but same can be said of ps3 fanboys.

    How am i a consoler, did you read my comment about me owning a pc with gtx590 and having various issues???
    I don't own a single console anymore. I'm.a PC gamer, who is tad frustrated with some issues I'm having, and was simply.stating that, i.can see.why people suggest that PC gaming isn't yet ready for mainstream adoption, as no matter how much people claim pc gaming isn't much more complex than console gaming, there are still fairly sizeable barriers to mass adoption of PC gaming in terms of accessibility.

    I'm no PC idiot, but can still run into various issues, and most people i know who game, simply wouldn't have knowledge, or time to spend working out issues. There's nothing worse than having an hour to yourself after work to play some games, but then spending hours trying to resolve issues instead.
    Reply -3
  • kirankara 01/12/2012

    @George-Roper

    How am i not invested in platform, when is only one i own?
    Few minutes is fine, but surely these issues and solutions should be made available by developers, in one place where it's way to find answers. I've spent hours trying to find ways to resolve certain issues, and when you're new to something, it's a harsh.learning curve.
    Some issues i still haven't resolved, and it's frustrating.
    This problem , you say is easily solved, yet there were people, most likely more experienced PC users than myself, earlier in thread.complaining about.the issue. So, yes I'm.bloody glad i didn't pre order, as there's no guarantees I'd have found answer quickly, and would be thoroughly annoyed at having a.game running badly.

    I tend to wait to let.issues get resolved. Common sense to me. Pay full price and have issues, or wait, let issues get fixed, and get cheaper anyway.

    Do you have answers for my bf3 issue, or metro?
    I've googled bf3 thing forever and found no answer, whilst metro I've seem various suggestions, but no definitive one. One suggests that i reinstall old physx , that's included in game files. I.also get an error message in stream when i run a check on files, saying that it will download a file again, as it's faulty, but then it.doesn't download.anything.
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  • Wii U has 1.24GHz CPU, 550MHz graphics core - report

  • kirankara 29/11/2012

    "However, clearly there are issues, as our recent Face-Offs have demonstrated. Moore's Law uses the amount of transistors packed onto a piece of silicon as a rough indication of 'power'. With a die-size measured at 33mm2, the Wii U CPU is far, far smaller than the processors in the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3. With the Xenon processor in the Xbox 360's combined CPU/GPU chip clocking in at around 70mm2, the entire Wii U CPU uses around the same amount of silicon as one 360 core plus the L2 cache. Both console processors are believed to be produced with a 45nm fabrication process, so the transistor densities involved are roughly comparable. With a deficit like that, even with a generational boost in efficiency, it'll be hard for the Wii U CPU to make up the difference, perhaps explaining why developers are finding Espresso challenging to work with."

    clearly ignoring the fact that the wiiu gpgpu is designed to offload cpu tasks then , eh EG?
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  • Battlefield 3: Aftermath review

  • kirankara 29/11/2012

    Really cant get into bf3 on pc, no matter how hard i try. I think it's mainly cause it requires a lot of commitment to get good at it, and im a pc noob, and still getting used to kb and mouse. Not helped by fact im struggling to get online at same time as my mate to play, as he has kid, and he's only pc user i know, so I bought black ops 2 to play alone online, and just more fun to play. weird as i loved bc2.
    Clearly the issues lie mainly with me, as i cant dedicate enough time to the game to get good at it, and get fed up of getting slaughtered all time.

    will stick to basic maps that game came with
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  • Wii U price round-up: where's cheapest?

  • kirankara 29/11/2012

    @makeamazing

    not very true at all.

    by all accounts the rumors are that the dev tools nintendo provided arent great, and obviously engines havent been designed to use to wiiu's custom architecture and especially it's gpgpu, so there's likely to improvements regarding wiiu games all round.

    AC3 seems to run very well, with only minor frame rate drop on other console versions according to LOT, and it looks pretty much identical.

    Thats' very early on in it's life and without the same amount of optimisation time afforded it as other versions.

    http://www.lensoftruth.com/heads-up-assassins-creed-iii-analysis-wii-ups3xbox-360/

    not sure exactly how accurate thsi article is below, but seems to suggest although cpu isnt as powewrful in some respects, it was never designed to be, and can still compete without extra power.

    http://www.zeldainformer.com/news/comments/developers-have-it-wrong-the-wii-u-is-powerful-its-just-next-generation-pow
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  • kirankara 29/11/2012

    I love your games Nintendo, but simply cant justify dropping best part of £400 on wiiu, a game and a hard drive.

    Ive no issues with how they chose to price this, as it's effectively selling at cost price with profit only being turned after selling a game, and I am really interested, but at this price I simply cant justify it. It's a years worth of games for my pc at least
    Reply +2
  • Borderlands 2 Xbox 360 "virus" spreading, deleting player saves

  • kirankara 29/10/2012

    @Das_Ginge
    It seems it's people who haven't hacked game, who are ones suffering though. They're ones having files wiped, even though they themselves are legitimate. Wonder why this doesn't affect PC/PS3, anyone can explain please? Thanks in advance smart people
    Reply +6
  • Digital Foundry vs. Forza Horizon

  • kirankara 27/10/2012

    @IvorB

    Yeah, unfortunately, it's standard, I'vegot a small penis syndrome.
    People wonder why games are still regarded as something for children and chavs by larger public
    Reply +3
  • kirankara 27/10/2012

    "He has extremely sweet PC set up mate(I know, as he sold me his gtx 590 very cheap and bought himself a 690 instead), so he's played games that way too .
    Think his point isn't that you can't feel difference, just that you can enjoy game even at 30fps, as it's very good game, and that there's little point moaning about it, as it's only way to play game"

    love to know why some people neg comments lol if anyone can explain why this comment was negged , please explain. It's all true, isn't criticising anyone, or a company or anything of that nature. Lol
    He does have great PC set up, he sold me his old card very kindly at a cheap price, and I know he prefers 60fps over 30fps, whilst the game can definitely only be played at 30fps , as it's only available on 360.

    What's wrong with anything I said lol?

    Some people are just so childish
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  • kirankara 27/10/2012

    @mannyYearsAgo

    Think anyone who isn't a fanboy for either platform , has figured out by now, that each has strengths and weaknesses, and that if you play to them, then you can make fantastic looking games. Me personally, I think uncharted 3 was best looking console game this season, but that's subjective of course, and you could argue that it's quite linear, and by now we know that PS3 didn't deal with open world as well as 360. We tend to see in ports of a good standard that, PS3 will do better when games are indoors and linear, whilst 360 will perform better outdoors.

    The general consensus of developers, is PS3 has more processing power and grunt, but bandwidth holds it back, as well as it being awkward to program for, make the 360 an easier and more balanced console to work with.

    I'd say it seems fair to say, the end and budget, often determine how good game looks more than the console itself
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  • kirankara 27/10/2012

    @BBIAJ not consistently put it that way,but kinda Reply 0
  • kirankara 27/10/2012

    @JumpinJackFlash

    He has extremely sweet PC set up mate(I know, as he sold me his gtx 590 very cheap and bought himself a 690 instead), so he's played games that way too .
    Think his point isn't that you can't feel difference, just that you can enjoy game even at 30fps, as it's very good game, and that there's little point moaning about it, as it's only way to play game
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  • kirankara 27/10/2012

    @zzkj not sure that's only reason cod continues to top charts, but agree otherwise Reply -2
  • kirankara 27/10/2012

    @ATARI

    know what you saying mate, and I'm sure its perfectly fine, but fighting games are one of few genres that it makes significant difference having
    60fps ,due to the responce times. I'm not big fan of either genre, but the way if feels is noticeable. won't stop you playing or enjoying a game, if there isn't another option, but definitely much better to have that 60fps for those two genres
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  • kirankara 27/10/2012

    @MahtiK cheers for clearing that up. i thought that was what he was saying, but in next paragraph, it sounds as if he's suggesting that this game continues that, but adds to it:Forza Horizon adds to that: a full time of day lighting system has been implemented, meaning that lighting conditions change radically as we move from day to night and back to day. "

    just confused me a bit, as want aware of it being forza 4ís big party triCk
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  • kirankara 27/10/2012

    The most dramatic change is in the lighting. The existing Forza engine is no slouch here - the image-based lighting of Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit (a technique that "wraps" the environment around the cars) was impressive running at 30Hz, but it becomes a thing of beauty at twice the frame-rate"

    I'm confused. excuse my ignorance, but can someone explain this paragraph please?

    surely both hot pursuit and horizons are running at 30hz? or did forza4 use same technique and that's what he's referring to?

    anyway, pretty looking game, but driving games do nothing for me personally. definitely can see impact of dropping frame rate to 30fps though. doesn't look anywhere near as smooth
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  • EA reckons the Medal of Honor single-player campaign "can range from 5-15 hours"

  • kirankara 25/10/2012

    whether 2 hrs or 15, if your game is derivative, generic shit, then what does it matter? Reply +4
  • Halo 4 War Games Pass revealed

  • kirankara 24/10/2012

    not a fan of halo and longer own 360, but £17 for three map packs, is hardly worst deal ever Reply +6
  • PlayStation 3: The Final Hack?

  • kirankara 24/10/2012

    @Nades

    It's pretty stupid I agree, but then again I.sold my xbox to play games in 1080p at 60 fps, and the only time I play xbox is.... Never ;)
    Reply +1
  • kirankara 23/10/2012

    @miiiguel
    Wasn't remotely suggesting xbox brand was failure, just that they've lost billions on it, and that in a different economic climate, it seems highly unlikely they'd want to carry on with past business model, which was partially structured to manoeuvre into the market and gain a strong position, which they've achieved.
    The reports in the business suggest they've done with that policy, and want to not have a loss making project.
    Doubt xbox brand will die now, just think they will adopt different approach this generation, where they aren't losing money from start
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  • kirankara 23/10/2012

    @miiiguel

    http://m.bbc.co.uk/news/business-19999901

    Sorry Mate, I phrased it badly, they obviously weren't operating at a loss, but profits were significantly down, and there's no denying windows 8 hasn't been big success, and the while xbox project has lost copious amounts of money over two generations. It's not same economic climate, and there's very little likelihood the board want to see console operating at loss again. Not something that will encourage shareholders to continue to invest. The point being that the poster I replied to was suggesting ms would be inclined to invest heavily in next gen console, again selling it at heavy loss, something all reports seen to contradict

    Regarding the success of windows 8, again you're right to a degree, but majority of feedback regarding it seems negative, whilst they seem to be offering it at heavily discounted prices in upgrades etc etc.

    Not cast iron proof, but seems to indicate a lack of confidence in product
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  • kirankara 23/10/2012

    @phil_75

    Ms lost money again this quarter, and windows 8 hasn't been huge success, whilst overall xbox as brand has lost over.5 billion. I'm pretty sure they will have re-thought approach, as losing billions, and telling shareholders you plan on doing same,won't do you're share value any good, and guaranteed way to have people selling shares something no board wants to see.
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  • kirankara 23/10/2012

    @geordiek ain't just today mate. Some proper morons on this site, but same can be aimed at any site where public can express opinions. Almost enough to make you believe that democracy shouldn't be allowed, when you see the idiots that have right to vote.
    Regarding PS3, 360 and Wii, all three been hacked in various forms for long time now, but PS3 has stayed harder to hack for longer. Imagine at this stage Sony won't be busting Gut to solve this, as.it's nearing end of cycle, developers will be winding down productions, and tbh, it's still less commonplace a hack than on 360, which is everywhere. People who will pirate software, will do so anyway, and lets be honest, it's not like piracy is new to PS3 .those that buy software will carry on doing so anyway.
    Reply +10
  • There's good and bad news about FIFA 13 on Wii U

  • kirankara 22/10/2012

    @SpaceMonkey77 yeah it sucks that it will have stripped down features, but then again, many who own current gen consoles, won't buy it I'm wiiu, as they must likely already own it. So, don't really see it as matter of suckers being led to slaughter, or buying cause they see nintendo and wii, more case of those that buy wiiu and want to play FIFA, and don' another format, have chance to play game now with other wiiu owners.
    Anyone remember how shit first console games this generation were, especially football ones? They were appalling, so kinda expected that this is pared back slightly.
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  • Face-Off: Doom 3: BFG Edition

  • kirankara 20/10/2012

    @Cjail
    Just because they have resources, doesn't mean they prepared to spend it mate. They are business remember and if publisher doesn't give the developers money, then they can't spend time optimising game, can they? As for dishonoured, then check out the df face off or lens of truth analysis and the facts are there, whether you noticed them or not.
    End of day mate, as much as you criticise the publishers, and I've done same, as me personally I think if they can't do a good port, they shouldn't do one at all, but truth is, they are a business ultimately, and they want to make as much money as possible. Sony really shouldn't have been so radical in their design, as they should maker their hardware as developer friendly as possible.
    If the playstation brand wasn't as strong as it was, due to last generation success, and the way sales picked up considerably when they dropped price, then tbh, developers simply wouldn't have bothered developing on it, as it's more hassle than it's worth for them, unless they work from ground up on game, which most developers don't want to do, they rather use an off the shelf engine
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  • kirankara 20/10/2012

    @Cjail you mean by impeccable that it has cut scenes they tear and frame rates that drop below levels of 360 version more often?
    I would say it's rare that developers being poor or lazy is reason PS3 ends up being worse version. It's much more likely that its just simply that budget afforded them by publisher is just not enough to optimise game further.
    I'm not defending them, just saying that from business perspective, it makes perfect sense. For minor differences, why would they spend hundreds of thousands of pounds to optimise it?
    At end of day, no one forced Sony to develop an architecture that is r adically different and awkward to program for .
    I still maintain, this really isn't a bad port anyway
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  • kirankara 20/10/2012

    @Cringles88

    It's not really that bad a port is it?
    Some minor disadvantages, but nothing major from what I can see. Like other guy said most PS3 Ports are worse off, even if only slightly, which seems to be determined by whether the lead format is PS3 or 360 and budget. This is not big budget game, and thus they won't spend time and money required to optimise it on ps3 . That different architecture costs money to get best out of, especially if you leading on 360, which was always going to be case with the budget being limited

    I really enjoyed rage tbh, as it was super smooth and weapons felt amazing, and like damage was actually registering with enemies, rather than being bullet sponges
    Not really interested in this game tbh though
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  • Saturday Soapbox: Stop Motion

  • kirankara 20/10/2012

    @Keivz ps how do you know I hadn't tried it? Assuming much? Reply +1
  • kirankara 20/10/2012

    @Keivz
    I brought up reviews as the ones i read all stated that Kinect controls were inferior. As for number of reviews i read, I was simply stating that I hadn't claimed all reviews stated this , just ones i read.
    Like I said ign are far from trust worthy in any respect, especially matters relating to technical matters, and all evidence suggests that Kinect isn't technically accurate or responsive enough to be considered the best way to play the game,at least in terms of accuracy and responsiveness. Maybe someone enjoys playing with Kinect more ,but that's very different matter.
    You're right their review doesnt relate to technical analysis, but like I said I don't have any faith in Ign, as they talk crap in every respect, and if ever a site seemed compromised by powerful companies and advertising in industry, then ign is that site .
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  • kirankara 20/10/2012

    @KPTROCKS2

    Tell her to get her thieving hands off it lol
    Still one off my favourite games this gen tbh
    Thinking just this morning to download the dolphin emulator for PC to play it.
    Anyone recommend it??
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  • kirankara 20/10/2012

    @Keivz
    I did state every review I read, not every review, if you read what I've said.
    Anyway, ign ,you kidding me? ??? The purveyors of amazingly scientific and accurate technical analysis? They would have more accurate articles if they based them on a magic 8 ball.
    They entitled to their opinion, but personally I wouldn't trust a review or anything they say regarding technical aspects of games, as every analysis they've ever done was utter garbage. (Me2 face off anyone? They went on about PS3 version being much better, and turned out, it debatable to say least)
    Reply -3
  • kirankara 20/10/2012

    @Baihu1983

    The majority don't agree, and as someone else pointed out , the leader boards disagree with you.
    I'm not saying they're awful, but for precision and responsiveness, they're clearly not up to job, and every test ever done with Kinect for control lag etc shows this to be true.
    For some games where precision and responsiveness aren't as important, then Kinect can have its place (Any surprise that these are usually more casual gamer friendly? ), but it's limitations are very clear
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  • kirankara 20/10/2012

    @Baihu1983

    Accurate, responsive controls are are prerequisite for a game being fun to me. Kinect makes games unresponsive and inaccurate. That's a fail every for me
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  • kirankara 20/10/2012

    @KPTROCKS2
    Didn't think motion added huge amount to galaxy, but definitely wouldn't say it detracted from it either.

    @baihu you must be only person I've seen who thought Eden was better with motion controls. Every single review I saw stated it was better without.

    Thought move was better designed for motion control all round, but like others here, I think it only works in rare circumstances. It's added to experiences at times, but overall it's not something I'm remotely bothered about anymore
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  • kirankara 20/10/2012

    @MrWonderstuff

    They promoted it as an accessory to hard core gamers (whatever one of those is).
    The wise amongst us gamers, figured out that it was limited in it's use in games very early on, and decided whether it was what we wanted or not.

    This doesn't change the fact, that ms promised much, much more from it that they couldn't deliver
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  • kirankara 20/10/2012

    It's wrong to suggest it's been a failure.

    I disagree. It's been an utter failure from a gaming perspective, which it's the basis eg should be concerned with
    Reply +62
  • Wii U Pro Controller lasts up to 80 hours, retailers boast

  • kirankara 16/10/2012

    @DrStrangelove

    That's interesting. The ones in my 360 will last indefinitely, but that's because I.sold it, as I never played it and bought a PC, which never needs batteries replacing.
    I can be a fanboy douche bag too;)
    Reply -1
  • The Unfinished Swan review

  • kirankara 16/10/2012

    when will people learn two things?
    1) Dont base your view of games on reviews, they're just opinions after all, and will vary a lot, and there's no guarantee yours will be the same.
    2) Everyone is entitled to an opinion, so why argue with each other over whether games are good or not. discuss opinions by all means, but when people argue over whether a game is good or not, will depend entirely on your subjective view
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  • Sleeping Dogs Halloween-themed DLC features the undead

  • kirankara 15/10/2012

    Annoyed with sleeping dogs , it's actually running worse on my HTC 590 than on my old 570. Love the game, but dear god the thing is bit of a pain in ass regarding frame rates. I messed around with settings last night and frame rates would vary all over place, with bizarre instances of frame rates being higher with ssao on than without. They could go upto 120 but drop down to 30 even with shadow resolution lowered, ssao down, and aa on fxaa. My 570 ran at fairly consistent 60fps at similar settings when locked to.60fps. Teven locked to.sixty this is all over place.Mental Reply +1
  • Call of Duty: Black Ops Declassified doesn't have Zombies

  • kirankara 08/10/2012

    Everything about this game seems to suggest, none of it was a priority. Seems like a cheap port for system they don't have faith in yet, as user base isn't large enough to justify.expense of doing a decent job Reply +1
  • Face-Off: Resident Evil 6

  • kirankara 06/10/2012

    @patchbox360

    sleeping dogs one of best sandbox game s this gen imo, much preferred to the boring gta4 and imo utterly dull rdr.
    cant say i have high hopes for this game though. but re5 was fun in co op, so this will probably be same.
    @mega-gazz
    dont have to be a willy waving twat mate. nobody thinks that kind of frame rate is acceptable really, but this is end of generation in regards to the consoles and its beginning to show. capcom doesn't have budgets it used to have either to properly optimise games on AAA games. i am myself a pc owner these days, and thanks to a very generous eg reader(cheers atari) i have a very nice card these days, which he sold me cheap. However my set up, which is not cutting edge, and picked up second hand, has cost me well over £600 (admittedly that includes a monitor and i can sell my old card), and that's a lot of money if you have a family and mortgage to justify on games. i'll be honest, on my wages, if i had a family and mortgage, i doubt id have spent this much on a pc.plus some play on console, as that's where their friends play online.

    ps anyone interested in buying an asus gtx 570, get in touch. it's in very good condition (never overclocked), im going to pass on the favour so to speak, and sell my old card for 100 plus postage, as i feel like i should give someone opportunity to buy it cheap, as atari allowed me to buy his card cheap.
    Reply -17
  • First Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate Wii U screenshots show improved graphics

  • kirankara 04/10/2012

    @George-Roper

    There's no real need for capcom game look better. Japanese aren't as shallow as most western gamers seem, and these games will sell regardless of how they look.
    Reply +11
  • kirankara 04/10/2012

    @joelstinton

    either way, i doubt it would set world alight, but doesnt have to.
    i'm not interested in series, but wouldnt object to playing game that looks like that , if i was.
    it's bright and vibrant, whilst havinga pleasing art style, i couldnt want more really
    Reply +1
  • kirankara 04/10/2012

    "Using this, in combination with the data transfer between consoles, means you'll be able to invite your friends over for what Capcom hopes will be Monster Hunter parties, them bringing their data files on their 3DS to communicate with a Wii U, and all four players playing in the same game."

    please learn to read, or at least know what you are talking about before you post:rolleyes:
    Reply +5
  • kirankara 04/10/2012

    not technically impressive or awe inspiring in any way, but cute, colourful and a nice art style. Reply +16
  • FIFA 13 was the most downloaded PS3 game in September, only on sale for three days

  • kirankara 04/10/2012

    paid 25 quid for pc version on sainsburys site, those days of 25 pound console fifa are long gone Reply 0
  • Hell Yeah!, Bulletstorm, Resi 5 free on PlayStation Plus this month

  • kirankara 02/10/2012

    @Raizing
    Preferred res evil 5 on PS3, the screen tear on 360 was vile. Can't argue about bulletstorm though.
    Must interesting of those is hell yeah though
    Reply +2
  • kirankara 02/10/2012

    @Yungstar

    im not sure what some people expect tbh. if you buy every big game on release, then clearly you unlikely to find too many bargains. not everyone does and they got lot out of ps plus at good price too .
    i never used it, cause i wouldn't get enough out of it, as i don't have that much time on hands to get my money worth ,and i no longer have ps3 anyway.
    for the price you pay, and if you doNt buy every game on release, it can prove money well spent
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