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  • Xbox One November update adds custom backgrounds, Twitter integration

  • rotmm 21/10/2014

    @andrewsqual "Better "360" functionality will delight a friend of mine immensely"

    Are you trying to pretend you have a friend with an Xbox? Because I think we all know, zealots like you will either convert or disown such negative influences in life.
    Reply +1
  • rotmm 21/10/2014

    @NathanDaviesUK System, Preferences, Notifications, Sign-In & Notifications and you get this

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  • rotmm 21/10/2014

    @spamdangled " central coming up..."

    Dance Central is already out ;) Unless you meant Fantasia Evolved?
    Reply +6
  • rotmm 21/10/2014

    @AgentDaleCooper "Really? I hadn't realised MS had finally implemented that feature. Good."

    As said, online notifications for friends have been in place for a long time now. What I really like about the way it's set up on the XB1 is there are different levels of Friend Notification.

    Being able to set it so that you only get notified if 'favourite' friends come online is great if you only really want to know about a handful of people, but have a long friends list. Also the usual being able to disable if watching TV or a video, etc.
    Reply +4
  • Xbox One Digital TV Tuner available today in the UK

  • rotmm 21/10/2014

    @Badassbab It does for me, yes. I know there are some preview owners who have had issues, or where it works sometimes and then loses it. It could be from time to time I've 'lost' it but not noticed.

    Fwiw, I have it set up that the SkyHD is HDMI in, HDMI out is to Samsuing BluRay Home Cinema which is HDMI out to Samsung TV.
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  • rotmm 21/10/2014

    I've got my Sky box going through the HDMI in and basically I think the functionality is fucking awesome. If I didn't have a Sky Box and wanted to watch Freeview, I'd definitely get this little box even though my TV already has Freeview.

    Because for me the convenience of everything going through one HDMI input, being able to switch from game to Netflix to TV, etc. with either voice or just a couple of button presses is awesome. Being able to use the OneGuide to choose my entertainment for that moment is awesome. Being able to control my entertainment from a single simple remote is awesome.

    Because for me, being able to walk in the front door, saying Xbox On and then for the TV, Receiver, Xbox and Digital Tuner to all turn on before I even sit down is awesome. And cool. And feels like the future.

    But that's for me. Others will have different opinions and different priorities.
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  • FIFA 15 holds off The Evil Within, Borderlands in UK chart

  • rotmm 20/10/2014

    @melnificent There are plenty of places out there, such as amazon, still selling the Nostromo edition Reply +3
  • PlayStation 4 system update adds USB background music

  • rotmm 17/10/2014

    @stanners987 "So the PS3 is STILL better than PS4 when it comes to media, glad I have both and didn't trade my PS3 in. Still not good enough Sony."

    The PS3 was originally positioned as an all in one media box, whereas Sony were very clear that the PS4 was always going to be a games console.

    I really don't understand that gamers now want the PS4 to be something different from what they were promised.
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  • Vine is now an Xbox One app

  • rotmm 14/10/2014

    TV, TV, TV...... Reply -4
  • Alien: Isolation enters UK chart in second place

  • rotmm 13/10/2014

    @grassyknoll "On the individual chart Drive Club is 3rd, behind the 360 & PS4 versions of FIFA. Have we really got to a point where Drive Club has bombed being 3rd place!? (Most likely around 50/60k, higher than Forza Horizon Xbox One last week)"

    I was going to post the same. 3rd on individual formats is indeed a result, especially if coming up against a juggernaught like FIFA or CoD.

    The only thing I would be wary of is making an assumption, based solely on chart position, on sales being higher than another game in another week.

    As stated, FIFA overall of 60% down on the previous week, as well as the other titles in the top 10 being around 50% down on last week, meaning it takes significantly less sales to get to 3rd (or 5th overall) in the chart.
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  • Bayonetta 2 review

  • rotmm 13/10/2014

    I'm glad this game is good.

    I don't have a WiiU, I'm unlikely to get a WiiU, but I'm really pleased to see top quality titles out for the platform.
    Reply +19
  • The making of Forza Horizon 2

  • rotmm 11/10/2014

    I'll read this properly later. Just want to say that this is the most fun I can recall having in a racer. I can't seem to put the game down. Reply +21
  • LittleBigPlanet 3 release date delayed slightly in Europe

  • rotmm 10/10/2014

    I loved what I played at EGX.

    The delay? Because SCEE
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  • Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare is Cross-Buy for PS3 and PS4

  • rotmm 08/10/2014

    @andrewsqual Don't worry yourself, already announced for Xbox Reply 0
  • Halo 2: Anniversary campaign isn't quite 1080p, Microsoft confirms

  • rotmm 07/10/2014

    @FMV-GAMER Don't think there's a definite release date yet, but they are talking Q2 2015 (which is April-June).

    Remember though that Remedy are pretty much always very delayed (though the end games are some of my favourites of all times)
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  • rotmm 07/10/2014

    @FMV-GAMER "...and I have Sunset Overdrive , Quantum Break on the way..."

    To be fair, I'd say Quantum Break still has far too long a journey ahead of it to be considered 'on the way' to you :p
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  • DriveClub review

  • rotmm 07/10/2014

    I played this a couple of times at EGX (2 different days, 2 different cars, 2 different tracks) and thought it was ok. I didn't really like the handling of the cars, but that is normal because it usually takes a little while for any racer to 'feel' right and a couple of quick goes at a crowded expo doesn't allow that feel to embed itself.

    It also looked stunning to me, much better than Horizon 2, though that's understandable with one being a track racer and the other being more open world, and to me looked like the best of Forza 5, albeit with real lighting and weather, whereas F5 is pre-baked and much less taxing to render.

    However, what annoyed me was the fact that there are invisible walls at the side of the roads. A couple of times I lost control and slid off road and, Clunk, I bounced off nothing. Really? In 2014? Yes, the devs are smart enough to put actual barriers on corners, etc where the player is more likely to crash in to. But here I was, sliding off on a straight when I braked to avoid a car in front, expecting to hit trees at the side of the road when, Clunk, a couple of 'virtual meters' before the trees I hit an invisible wall. The the 3, 2, 1 counter to say if I'm not back on the tarmac there will be a reset.

    It's like being in one of those low-budget FPS games when you go exploring ever so slightly off the corridor when you see a space that looks interesting, only to find that same invisible wall telling you this is not the gameworld it appears to be, but rather an illusion surrounding the narrow line you are expected to take.
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  • UK chart: Shadow of Mordor biggest launch for a game based on Lord of the Rings

  • rotmm 06/10/2014

    @spazmo I'll gibe you a + for that :D Reply -3
  • rotmm 06/10/2014

    @bad09 "....therefore just a tad popular...."

    What's really amazing to me is that it has taken 4 of the top 5 positions on the individual sales chart. That really is pretty spectacular.
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  • Xbox One price cut by 20 in the UK, now 329

  • rotmm 23/09/2014

    @scawp That's the problem with them. If you get your order, great. But if you don't, and it seems Gamestop have more problems than most getting that part right, then as you say getting hold of customer service is an exercise in futility.

    To be honest, they make Game look like the best games retailer in the world in comparison.
    Reply +3
  • rotmm 23/09/2014

    @scawp The only downside being that it's Gamestop. Awful company. Reply +5
  • The evolution of Destiny

  • rotmm 20/09/2014

    @Toonster It's a perfume Reply +53
  • Destiny thrills, but the big picture rings hollow

  • rotmm 10/09/2014

    @dogmanstaruk "I would like to think game press worth their salt own all platforms"

    These consoles are expensive and as private individuals, most game journalists likely can't afford to have all platforms. As long as they can get access to other platforms through work, then that's fine.

    That said, most game journalists are game fans first and foremost and for their personal use will buy the console that most appeals to them. They can then use those consoles for playing review titles at home. At least 2 sites I know of are now primarily written by "Sony" owners.

    Actually, 3 if you count Eurogamer.

    On a Destiny stream a couple of days back Ian Higton mentioned that only one of the other EG staff had bought an XB1, with the rest plumping for the PS4 this gen.

    But as I said, there will be access to review machines for console exclusives, but most multiplat games this gen will be played and reviewed on PS4.
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  • rotmm 10/09/2014

    @Drygore "Amazing how basically all the big sites play into the whole "Destiny on PS4" thing by playing it themselves on the PS4. Why not play it on the Xbox One..."

    I'm guessing it's because most of the jorno's at those sites bought a PS4 this generation rather than an XB1.

    And while all of those larger publications will have all of the consoles in the offices, much of the playtime put in for reviews is done from home.
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  • rotmm 10/09/2014

    @dogmanstaruk "It is far too early to judge Destiny, although I expect those looking for a single player game might be disappointed."

    I'm looking for a single player game and I admit I'm disappointed.

    To be fair, I only pre-ordered the game to get in on the beta and then when the beta was released I didn't have time to do anything more than about 30 minutes.

    However, most people were raving about the beta and so I kept it on, rather than cancel it.

    So far I'm only level 5, so very early into the game and maybe it will get more engaging for me as time goes on. The problem is that I don't have any real desire to play it, there's nothing calling me back.

    I've never played a MMO before as I'm not really that kind of gamer. But stuff like clearing out an area, walking 20 meters away and then it being immediately repopulated smacks to me of poor design. I'm assuming it's 'standard' for MMO's for reasons of levelling and stuff, but for me looking for a story driven experience is just removing me from the experience.

    Don't get me wrong, I've had some fun encounters, but overall the impression I get is of a game that is 30-seconds of fun followed by dullness.
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  • Microsoft to buy Mojang for $2 billion - report

  • rotmm 10/09/2014

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  • rotmm 10/09/2014

    I really hope this isn't true as it seems like a colossal waste of money. Nothing against MS (or anyone really) buying Mojang, but if the 2b figure is true, it's obscene. And, as many have noted, it does feel as though Minecraft has peaked. Reply +3
  • FIFA 15 demo out now on Xbox One

  • rotmm 09/09/2014

    @Kasual7 "so why the news announce it first on xbox one then later on other platforms?"

    I'm guessing that's just because it turned up on MS's storefront first and without any announcement from Sony on when it's due, any story can only reflect the situation as it's known at the time.
    Reply +6
  • rotmm 09/09/2014

    @Kasual7 "Is this available only on xbox one so far because of that EA early access?"

    No, this demo is nothing to do with EA Access. It's available for all.
    Reply +10
  • Minecraft Xbox One release date confirmed

  • rotmm 03/09/2014

    Does anyone know if the "upgrade" price is valid for both the disc and digital xbox360 versions, or just if you purchased the digital version?

    I understand that it would be difficult to verify that you own the disc and they won't want users to borrow a disc from a friend and then get Minecraft for only 4, but I'd be a little sad I'd it didn't work all the same.
    Reply -1
  • Dance Central Spotlight out now for Xbox One

  • rotmm 03/09/2014

    Bought it yesterday. At 8 couldn't resist. Not had a chance to try it yet but will tonight Reply 0
  • Destiny now available to pre-purchase on Xbox One

  • rotmm 28/08/2014

    @bentaylor1 "where did you read that Xbox live gives you 3.50 back on purchase's friend?"

    It's if you sign up to Xbox Live Rewards. Though to be fair, I've only just noticed that it finished in a few days.
    Reply +1
  • rotmm 28/08/2014

    @Jimster71 "If you go to somewhere like CDKeys for credit, it doesn't work out too bad for the digital editions."

    I'm not going to buy this digitally, but I had the same thought about CDKeys. I got 50 credit for just under 40 (39.89) last time. On top of that there is currently 5000 points (3.50) back on Xbox Live when you spend more than 40.

    -20% (CDKeys price)
    -3.50 (Xbox Live Rebate)

    To me that's close to a price I'd be willing to pay for this. Of course, no resale value but still a fairly decent price
    Reply +6
  • Rockstar warns GTA Online will soon be inaccessible for 12GB PS3 owners

  • rotmm 28/08/2014

    @DrStrangelove "Does it support external storage? I heard it does for media, but for games?"

    And @jeesh101

    Apologies, my bad. It's been awhile since I've had a PS3, knew about external for storage and kinda assumed, especially when releasing a storage-limited SKU, that it was for games also now.
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  • rotmm 28/08/2014

    Just use a 16gb flash drive in one of the USB ports and run the game from there. Reply -22
  • How to cheaply upgrade your PS4 to 2TB

  • rotmm 24/08/2014

    @pesser "the dabs one is model number STBV2000200

    where is this one is STBX2000401

    will that make any difference ?"

    If that's the case then the one he bought is a 3.5" drive that is useless to use on the PS4.
    Reply +3
  • Bungie ordered to return shares to composer Marty O'Donnell

  • rotmm 20/08/2014

    Companies don't generally fire employees for no reason, so I don't think it's fair to judge Bungie on their decision based solely on the fact that Marty appears to be a pretty decent guy along with being an iconic composer.

    However, I think from the little information we have regarding how the firing was done, it's entirely fair to say that they haven't handled the situation with any kind of decorum and that it lacks fairness.

    Looks like some "Activisionitis" has rubbed off on Bungie.
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  • Is there more to Quantum Break than run-of-the-mill third-person shooting?

  • rotmm 20/08/2014

    This is one of my most anticipated games as Remedy are one of my favourite developers. That said, I'm not entirely sure what the game is about and what I have seen is more than a little reminiscent (to me) of Alan Wake.

    Not that that's a bad thing at all, as Alan Wake was one of my favourite experiences of the last generation.

    Any hope of getting Sam Lake to EGX this year? ;)
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  • Tomb Raider, Vita's no-show and the mystery of 10m PS4 sales

  • rotmm 20/08/2014

    @Kyizen "Hmm, I just pause the game and shut off the TV if I'm going to do something else..."

    That's fine. I was just trying to explain what Downside was trying to get at.

    And as I said, it's just a nice feature (and one that Sony promised for the PS4 way back at the reveal in Feb 2013) and not necessarily a must-have.

    For example, if I happened to be playing GTA5 and on one of those missions without a save point for a long-time but desperate for kip or was running late for work, I'd just turn off the console and come back to it the next day or after work.

    If it was just an hour or so, I could turn off the TV (and audio receiver also in my case) and not even have the 15-second boot from standby.
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  • rotmm 20/08/2014

    @Kyizen " can't pause a game on PS4?"

    He's not talking about that. He's taking about about being able to instantly resume a game from where you left off after turning off your console, like a 3ds or on the Xbox one.

    Edit: Admittedly it is nice to be able to press start on the xbox one and within 20 seconds be back in the game exactly where your left off, rather than boot a PS4 (or Xbox 360, PS3, etc), then load a game and then go through the game menu to load the last save (which could be some way back from where you were previously).

    It's only really time you are saving, but it's very nice to have.
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  • rotmm 19/08/2014

    @moroboshi 'Eurogamer staff - the next time you speak to Shu, please ask him about the PS4's lacklustre media capabilities. It's still far behind the PS3 - no media remote control, no USB or DLNA support, and a pretty weak app line-up. It's been almost a year, it shouldn't be this basic.'

    From the outset Sony were very upfront about the fact they are selling a purist games console in the vein of the PS1 and PS2 and not a really a multimedia machine in the mould of the PS3, XBOX360 and Xbox One. Off the back of that core message they have sold 10m.

    Anyone who expected anything different, an evolution of the multimedia machines of the last generation, maybe misunderstood that message. At no point did Sony say the PS4 would match, let alone advance upon, the PS3's media capabilities. Sure, it may get there over time. But it's certainly not a priority for either Sony or those that bought into the PS4 as a new-gen games console.
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  • PS4's system update to v2.00 will introduce Share Play

  • rotmm 12/08/2014

    @richardiox I don't really have a comment on the meat of your post, but I chuckled at "Slowny"

    Well done :)
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  • The Last of Us: Remastered's photo mode coming in day one patch

  • rotmm 21/07/2014

    Nice to be able to just plug in a new hard drive to quickly add more space. Reply +2
  • Xbox One's August update updates activity feed, unlocks 3D Blu-Ray

  • rotmm 18/07/2014

    @Malek86 Yup. Never really cared about 3D before (despite having a 60" 3D TV) but great for those that have been asking for this feature. Reply +14
  • "It's not historically accurate!"

  • rotmm 05/07/2014

    Tom, while I do agree with most of what you say,I ask again. Where the feck are the female writers for EG??? Reply +70
  • EA: FIFA 14 and UFC 4 demo price due to a "technical error"

  • rotmm 04/07/2014

    Did anyone really think it was anything other than a glitch?

    It's EA not Konami.
    Reply -17
  • Video: See the delightful Yoshi's Woolly World in action

  • rotmm 03/07/2014

    What a clever use of the 2nd screen. Reply -17
  • The Last of Us Remastered PS4 bundle confirmed for UK

  • rotmm 27/06/2014

    @Zomoniac "The PS4 version is currently 29.97 on Gamestop"

    Good price, but my experiences with Gamestop have been pretty shitty. They make Zavvi look awesome on comparison.
    Reply +2
  • Gran Turismo 7 in the works, standard cars set to stay

  • rotmm 27/06/2014

    Given the shit dished out on Forza 5 for 'only' having a couple of hundred cars, I can fully understand PD continuing with their habit of including models from older games in their new titles. Reply +20
  • Super Mario Bros. beaten in under five minutes

  • rotmm 27/06/2014

    Damn, $60 for a 5 minute game? Fcuk Nintendo! Reply +91