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  • Scalebound director sorry game's cancellation "let fans down"

  • monkeywithnoeyes 11/01/2017

    @I_Am_CatButler 'some success no matter how niche' is not a success - it's only a success if it makes money back and profit. You also need to understand that investments don't stop at the development stage - there's marketing which can be in the millions, pressing/packaging/storing/shipping etc of the game. All of the budget for can now go into another game...so there is still financial gain in cancelling this late in the stage.

    But you've already said you'd buy any old shit just as long as it's released...which is probably the mentality of most...which is why we're getting to a stage of paying full price for unpolished incomplete, basically early access, games this gen...gladly accepting huge patches to fix our games rather than some sort of quality control being placed.
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  • monkeywithnoeyes 11/01/2017

    @Fourfoldroot were they unreasonably pressured by MS? game was supposed to be out last year...they were allowed a delay start of last year - given an extra year to get their shit together...in that time platinum chose to release and work on other games too. If you was paying me to do a job, but I wasn't reaching the targets so you gave me extra time to finish the job...but I still didn't reach targets...Would you be unreasonable giving up on me? Maybe you should be the one to apologise to me...that's what we're all waiting for! Reply +7
  • monkeywithnoeyes 11/01/2017

    Comment section will no doubt be filled with venom directed at MS again...but can you imagine how much of a mess this game must have been for them to just give up on it after 4 years of pouring money into it? Game must surely have been nearing completion...it's been given stage presence at E3, it's been promoted twice two years in a row there with demo's...MS don't do that if they aren't supporting something, and have good faith in it. The game got a backlash with each showing...gameplay looking as ropey as the framerate. And now everybody wants what they can't have?

    Shouldn't MS be applauded for wanting to put quality games out and having balls to throw out almost complete games that don't hold to that quality?
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  • Eurogamer's top 50 games of 2016

  • monkeywithnoeyes 02/01/2017

    Only see 44...from a very questionable list. This site gets more and more budget cuts. Reply -23
  • Overwatch's Winter Wonderland seasonal content is now live

  • monkeywithnoeyes 14/12/2016

    @Casterleigh you like her changes? Great not being limited to 3 at the start but, I miss giving sheilds...and the shield blast thing seems pretty pointless so far. Reply 0
  • monkeywithnoeyes 14/12/2016

    Would be nice if Kings row was in the map rotation more often to benefit from the update.

    Love this game but loot boxes still take the piss...seasonal or not.
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  • For Honor feels bold, even if its single-player doesn't

  • monkeywithnoeyes 14/12/2016

    This has always had turkey written all over it. Should come out for Christmas. Reply +1
  • No Man's Sky patch adds epic space battles

  • monkeywithnoeyes 14/12/2016

    @DaftFunker That it shouldn't have been released unfinished at full price, and that now it's a shame the devs have closed their doors? But its ok cause we all now praise the game...even though it still isn't up there with the best in its genre? Probably. Reply -15
  • DriveClub vs DriveClub VR: the costs and benefits of virtual reality

  • monkeywithnoeyes 24/11/2016

    @SuperShinobi That's a bit bs really. There's framerate drops whilst playing standard edition Driveclub...you can't miss them at times (particularly in cockpit view). The exclusive is old enough now for us to admit these things.

    Also, I think driveclub does a bit of a magicians trick. The actual visuals (car models, tracks, crowds etc) aren't that good...and have been completely eclipsed by the likes of forza (where they all look a lot sharper and obviously more polys attached to them). Where Driveclubs magic is at is in the lighting and weather (rain effects are still the best even if puddles have no real gameplay considerations). The lighting adds so much to this game and can at times give a real photo realistic image.

    Other than that. Sound is poor,handling is poor, and AI is terribly poor...and now on vr graphics are poor. But least it's solid 60fps - digital foundry says so?
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  • Firewatch is getting a retail release this year

  • monkeywithnoeyes 19/11/2016

    Word of warning...there's STILL an annoying game breaking bug where saves get corrupt for this. I recently got it in the sales, was enjoying the story and set up, got to day 77 and now suddenly my save doesn't load. Apparently corrupt saves have been an existing issue with this game since its release, and even with coming into it fully patched they're still present. Real shame, as like I say, was enjoying it - but there's far too much back tracking for me to want to restart right now. PS4 version btw. Reply +1
  • Why are some PS4 Pro titles running slower than base hardware?

  • monkeywithnoeyes 15/11/2016

    @grassyknoll Games performing better on it than the standard ps4 isn't a realistic expectation of a console they named the "pro"? and is literally two ps4's stuck together???....

    Raise your expectations.
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  • The importance of games in difficult times

  • monkeywithnoeyes 14/11/2016

    Claims it not to be a column about how much he dislikes Trump...proceeds to have a dig at Trump throughout. Great.

    To be honest, this articles selling to the wrong crowd. Its a gaming site, for gamers. We know why we play games, and what we get from them. Cheers for the effort though I guess. Glad you got to get it off your chest.
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  • Ubisoft promises to support Rainbow Six Siege for a second year

  • monkeywithnoeyes 14/11/2016

    They should have supported their free weekend. Couldn't even get on a server throughout yesterday on ps4 so never managed to play. Reply +1
  • Xbox Holiday Update out now, adds Clubs

  • monkeywithnoeyes 11/11/2016

    Make sure you turn off notifications from clubs as soon as you're able - they're constantly spamming and annoying as hell during games, if you don't. Reply 0
  • monkeywithnoeyes 11/11/2016

    @Bloobat Sony might time the ability to change your gamertag for the release of the scorpio - that'll scare them. Reply +8
  • monkeywithnoeyes 11/11/2016

    @Auntie_Social Ps4 doesn't though. Reply +2
  • Battleborn players are coming together to help save the game

  • monkeywithnoeyes 11/11/2016

    @jabberwocky nah no free weekends...they want sales, not put more people off. Reply 0
  • monkeywithnoeyes 11/11/2016

    This game is a mess. Just too many wrong turns. The fact that you don't have full access to all the characters that are on the disc from the start doesn't help a multiplayer focused game where variety is key to its lifespan, as there's certainly no variety found in the mission structures.
    The visuals are over cluttered (though I like its presentation). The gameplay slow and cumbersome and, worse, boring. So add on a grind to unlock all characters and you're not exactly on to a winner.

    The game's dead. I paid £12, didn't really get my monies worth...didn't really care to get my monies worth. You can pick it up for half that right now, but it really should be f2p at this point.
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  • Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare review

  • monkeywithnoeyes 08/11/2016

    Words...

    What an over-bloated, self-indulgent, review...that basically says nothing of nothing. All you needed was the last paragraph.
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  • Farewell to DriveClub, the PS4 launch disaster that became a racing great

  • monkeywithnoeyes 03/11/2016

    Updated and played it last night for the first time in maybe a year. It's still very good looking, but its short comings are still very much there.

    It's being given a bit of a martyr syndrome this week, people asking for the review to be changed etc. End of the day, it was released as an unfinished unpolished product - it simply didn't work online and its whole deal was the social aspect (an aspect it never did very well compared to other driving games - particularly forza horizon). It's being praised for being supported - weather added, free tracks...but the weather should have always been there - it wasn't because you were asked to pay for it before it was finished. And the free tracks are only now offered free because Sony have given up on it.
    The handling has been, and still is, pretty stiff...especially, again, when compared to the forza series. This is something that probably isn't helped by the ps4 pad when you've experienced driving games using the xboxone triggers.
    The sound effects have always been awful- hitting into things reminds you you're playing a game and distracts from the immersion of the impressive visuals. The engine noises sound muffled. And the music is pretty non-existent - even hidden by the devs.
    The games biggest thing it has going against it though is still the AI - still sticking to their lines. It just removes excitement in sp races.

    Handling, sound, gameplay, social aspect...the game didn't handle any of the well to begin with and has been completely eclipsed by Forza Horizon 3 recently, which offers something more inline to what Driveclub promised to offer, and is also a looker. So i'm not sure how well Driveclub would review today - unless you took some nostalgic look at evolution into consideration.

    I'm sure the negs are coming (given this is a sony exclusive). But the fact is, as pretty as it is, Driveclub has never been up there with the greats...nor should it.
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  • Titanfall 2 review

  • monkeywithnoeyes 29/10/2016

    Essential game or essential ad campaign?...only time will tell. Really didn't like the beta, thought it removed what made Titan fall feel like its own game. Strange EA havent put this on EA access yet like they did with Battlefield 1 Reply -3
  • Bethesda's anti-consumer review policy comes as no surprise

  • monkeywithnoeyes 26/10/2016

    The majority of review sites are anti-consumer too...especially when a publishers marketing budget is involved.

    Preorder marketing ploys though are becoming less and less attractive, and the only way that's going to change is if people obviously vote with their wallets. Common sense doesnt prevail with the majority though, so I can only see it getting worse - an increase in hours you can play before it hits the stores, and more locked content from the disc offered. Plastic tat is one thing, now you're basically paying for VIP access....and yet games continue to be released unfinished, broken, requiring huge day 1 patches, locking content behind further dlc paywalls. Why should anyone preorder games, to get them early no less, when they're not even ready to come out?

    Just wait.
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  • Be advised: Titanfall 2's multiplayer runs much deeper than the original

  • monkeywithnoeyes 24/10/2016

    Beta was enough to put me off this - just doesnt feel like titan fall anymore, has more in common with COD (and I have COD for COD). Though, they're apparently offering more variety in the titans, the titans have taken far more of a back seat than in the first game. Which made the whole thing less fun, fast, and frantic, ultimately. Reply +1
  • Battleborn's first story DLC is out now

  • monkeywithnoeyes 14/10/2016

    How this was "just shy of a recommendation" I don't know. Regardless of Overwatch, this is just a poor game lacking polish. 30fps really doesn't help it - it just feels sluggish. It's a cluttered mess that requires you to invest more hours than you'll ever care to to unlock the characters. Worse it's boring, its campaign consisting of little more than an uninspired horde mode mostly.
    The main reason people can still be found playing most of the modes is because you can get it for a song - I paid £12 for mine, but to be honest I still struggled to get my monies worth.

    Charged DLC for this seems silly. Five planned?...we'll see if that comes to fruitation.
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  • Battlefield 1 EA Access trial goes live a day early

  • monkeywithnoeyes 13/10/2016

    Yeah, looks nice...but that framerate has been all over the place - not close to a solid 60fps online. Needs patching...but then, the beta was the same. Reply 0
  • Battlefield 1's campaign might be more interesting than its multiplayer

  • monkeywithnoeyes 13/10/2016

    Play it for free on xboxone ea access now Reply +1
  • Crytek's PSVR game Robinson: The Journey is due next month

  • monkeywithnoeyes 12/10/2016

    @xaml Because, like most VR 'games', there's probably not much of a game there. And without the novelty of vr who's going to pay £15+ for an hour or so 'experience' with a control pad?? Reply -4
  • EA Access is adding Mirror's Edge Catalyst and Star Wars Battlefront this year

  • monkeywithnoeyes 08/10/2016

    There's usually month codes going for £1-£2 on cdkeys too...making EA access even 'less value' for money. Reply -7
  • Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare + Modern Warfare Remastered = 130GB - minimum

  • monkeywithnoeyes 05/10/2016

    Has anybody managed to get less than 20GB left on their 500gb ps4 hard drive? I had 28GB free last night yet still couldn't patch rocket league till I had least 30GB free...No idea how big the patch was but know it wasn't 30GB. Can you actually use all the space on these console hard drives?? Reply 0
  • Here's our first look at the Battlefield 1 campaign

  • monkeywithnoeyes 28/09/2016

    Dice have a proven record that they're not exactly great at creating single player campaigns - trust that people would have been disappointed had they actually put a campaign in battlefront.

    I expect Battlefield 1's to follow the course of being very pretty, but also pretty damn boring. And after quickly growing bored of the beta, can't say i'm too hyped up for this.
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  • Watch: 7 new details we love in Forza Horizon 3

  • monkeywithnoeyes 20/09/2016

    @Der_tolle_Emil True, console gamers still have that convenience as the main selling point - but for how long really? you see the way things are going...installs, patches. How long before tweaking graphics settings to get the best desired framerate or framerate settings to get the best desired graphics, becomes the norm. Still, long as consoles dont have to deal with drivers. Reply +1
  • monkeywithnoeyes 18/09/2016

    Still not sure who actually 'wins' with this cross-buy scheme... Doesn't it just mean PC gamers are going to have to pay more for the game than they would have if it wasn't cross-buy? And if you have a pc capable of playing xbox 'exclusives' what's the incentive to buy an xbox? or play the xbox version?...and xbox owners have the knowledge that they're playing with people who not only no doubt have the game looking/running better, but also they these people don't have to pay to play online lke they did.

    If MS end up releasing Scorpio touching £500 then things really do get confused...especially with no exclusive software tempting you to buy the hardware over buying a more future-proof/cheaper ungradable PC. It wont even have software that truly takes advantage of the hardwares capabilities because all games still have to run on the original xboxone. Pricing of hardware is really going to matter in the weird uncertain furture of console gaming if the games themselves dont.
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  • Watch 23 minutes of For Honor gameplay

  • monkeywithnoeyes 16/09/2016

    @jetsetwillie True. Be awesome if we could all have the same opinion on things and throw money at it. Then we'd never need to go through the rig-amoral of improvements to things. Or more choice and variety in our purchases. Reply 0
  • monkeywithnoeyes 16/09/2016

    Dont get the buzz around this...to me, it's always looked pretty shit. Still looks bad. Maybe the controls are intuitive, but it looks boring as hell. Pass. Can't see this reviewing well - one of those games they'll be decent deals on a few weeks after release. Reply +2
  • Virtua Fighter 5: Final Showdown playable on Xbox One

  • monkeywithnoeyes 16/09/2016

    @cloudskipa Where are you getting your roms from? Reply -2
  • Battlefield 1 beta had an enormous 13.2m players

  • monkeywithnoeyes 16/09/2016

    Pretty in parts - noticeably sharper on ps4. Not so in others. And the framerate struggled to hold 60 on both consoles - more noticeable on ps4.
    Biggest problem I had with it was that I found it boring and deleted it long before the beta was over. I don't think the map helped - not the most interesting. Amount of snipers certainly didnt help. But also, the timeline - all it really brought to the table was excruciatingly long reload times.
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  • South Park: The Fractured But Whole delayed to early 2017

  • monkeywithnoeyes 16/09/2016

    Every time this happens we all say the same thing - how great it is that devs are taking the time to release the game right. Every time there's still always a day 1 patch.

    Probably has more to do with sales than polish - its release window was looking pretty crowded.
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  • Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney - Spirit of Justice review

  • monkeywithnoeyes 14/09/2016

    Does it still do the constant screen flash thing? that really started to annoy me last time - is there no way to turn it off? Reply 0
  • Fallout 4 and Skyrim PS4 mods look dead - and Bethesda blames Sony

  • monkeywithnoeyes 13/09/2016

    for the players... Reply +1
  • The Last Guardian delayed again

  • monkeywithnoeyes 13/09/2016

    This game has become a joke that keeps on giving. I now hope it never comes out! Reply +1
  • Digital Foundry: Hands-on with the CUH-2000 PS4 Slim

  • monkeywithnoeyes 09/09/2016

    It's awesome how we all secretly hate our current ps4's and can admit it's stupidly noisy now. But I still think both these new consoles look as ugly as hell compared to my current ps4 noob. Reply +9
  • Apple iPhone 7 more expensive in UK - blame Brexit

  • monkeywithnoeyes 08/09/2016

    the remainers still have no sense of humour, we only voted to leave as a joke gawwwd

    Don't apple have a huge tax bill to pay?
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  • Every PlayStation 4 to be made HDR capable via a patch

  • monkeywithnoeyes 08/09/2016

    @thepath only extra hardware it needs is a 4k tv - which makes the free offering pretty pointless to the majority. And if you have a 4k tv you may be more tempted to the pro...as the slim isn't offering 4k streaming either i dont think? and neither of them the ability to play 4k movie discs. And netflix 4k is more expensive btw. So yeah. Reply +1
  • Digital Foundry: Three hours with PlayStation 4 Pro

  • monkeywithnoeyes 08/09/2016

    Have a 4k tv, and upscaling and HDR is great and all but pricey for £350. If games on the pro play at 60fps and on the noob 30fps then it becomes a no-brainer, but nothing has been said about framerate benefits.

    It also looks ugly as hell, and has a name (pro) that instantly installs an image that it's target audience is a whiney youtube gamerer. It's all so gringe.

    I'll probably do the same as i'll be doing with psvr - when it fails to sell, pick it up cheaper...rather than adopting early.

    Or wait 2 years for the true experience...probably for both (unless VR is 2 years dead by then)
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  • Microsoft's bullish response to Sony's PS4 Pro and slim

  • monkeywithnoeyes 08/09/2016

    WHAAAAaaaaa!!! nobody cares about 4k. How many people actually have a 4k tv to take advantage of a 4k blueray player microsoft????? losers! it's all about HDR!! which sony has given me for FREE!!!!!!...wait, how many tv's that aren't 4k support HDR again? *shrug* HDR FREEEEEEEE!!!!!!!!! YAYYYYY Reply -14
  • PlayStation Meeting 2016 live report

  • monkeywithnoeyes 07/09/2016

    they need to talk framerates. If noob ps4 is 30 and pro ps4 is 60 then it may be of interest. But if all that's going for it is 4k when you dont have a 4k tv - tough sell Reply +1
  • monkeywithnoeyes 07/09/2016

    did they even talk about psvr? or has it been cancelled? Reply +1
  • monkeywithnoeyes 07/09/2016

    same controller then Reply +1
  • monkeywithnoeyes 07/09/2016

    slim HDR then? Reply 0
  • monkeywithnoeyes 07/09/2016

    pro....cringe. Reply 0