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  • Lego Star Wars: The Force Awakens reveal leaked, due in June

  • rotmm 02/02/2016

    Fair play to Sony for moneyhatting exclusive content in a kids game Reply +3
  • The Witcher 2 headlines Xbox One January back-compatibility games

  • rotmm 21/01/2016

    "It's... an okay list, but Xbox owners will likely be looking at the most-requested games on Microsoft's Xbox Feedback site and wondering if any of them are ever going to see light of day - such as all of the Call of Duty: Modern Warfare series, plus all the Grand Theft Auto titles and Red Dead Redemption."

    When Rockstar can sell PS2 versions of their games again on PS4 for $15, why would they allow 360 versions of their games to be playable on XB1?
    Reply +7
  • Why the internet is in a flap about Nintendo's NX console

  • rotmm 20/01/2016

    It's becoming more and more apparent to me that "gamers" who focus on P's over and above all else are cunts.

    I don't like that word and don't use it lightly.

    But cunts are what they are.

    A stain on the industry.
    Reply +29
  • Here's everything in Xbox One's February system update

  • rotmm 20/01/2016

    @jabberwocky True. Not something I ever cared about because I'm normal & don't play inverted ;)

    However the fact you could change global settings day 1 on 360 and about day 700 on XB1 is ridiculous. If nothing else it was a key benefit for disabled gamers.
    Reply +1
  • rotmm 20/01/2016

    @jabberwocky Sorry, made a few posts in this thread so not sure what you are referring to? Reply -1
  • rotmm 20/01/2016

    @BigPrimeNumbers Not updated mine yet, but like most preview updates not all features will go live at once.
    Reply 0
  • rotmm 20/01/2016

    @bladdard "...PS4 doesn't have an Ethernet port."

    I must be the lucky one then as they made a PS4 with an Ethernet port just for me ;)
    Reply +3
  • rotmm 19/01/2016

    @lostmuppet You're welcome. It was part of the November update but with all of the other "new stuff" it was somewhat overlooked. Reply 0
  • rotmm 19/01/2016

    @domoslaf Go to the Apps store and download "Xbox Accessories"

    Run it and then you get global invert (and other) settings.

    Reply +6
  • rotmm 19/01/2016

    @McGooch "Another update?!!!"

    Yes, and not just for "stability" either.

    "Any chance of some decent exclusive games instead?!"

    Shall we call you Episode14?
    Reply +8
  • rotmm 19/01/2016

    @TheMightyEthan Just made this quick vid for you
    Reply +26
  • rotmm 19/01/2016

    Never understood why pins had to be offline, annoyed me on Xbox 360 also. To me this is fantastic news. Reply +5
  • Naughty Dog's Neil Druckmann on why Uncharted has to end

  • rotmm 20/01/2016

    @DX12 Naughty Dog are a Sony owned developer you spunkstick Reply +17
  • The Witness costs 29.99, pre-orders now live

  • rotmm 19/01/2016

    Loved Braid and interested in this. The difference is that prior to buying Braid I had something of an idea of what the game was about. This, 2.5 years after the reveal, I still don't have a clue.

    Also the pricing thing is interesting. I'm not going to say if I think 30 is too much or too little (though a little too high for me personally to "take a punt" on the game) but it was over the price of Braid that Jonathan Blow publicly criticised Microsoft.

    They believed in the game and wanted to sell it at the 1200ms price point. Mr Blow came out in the press and repeatedly stated forcefully that he wanted to sell it to "his fans" at the 800ms price point (circa $15 vs $10)

    When the game was later released on Steam at an even higher price I emailed Mr Blow and asked him why the price was so high on PC when he wanted to sell it lower on Xbox360. To his credit he did respond but essentially said that Microsoft were correct to charge that price and he just went on the offensive to try and stave any negative feedback from impacting on him.

    I thought what was a touch disingenuous, but I suppose business is business.
    Reply +9
  • Digital Foundry: Hands-on with Ark: Survival Evolved on Xbox One

  • rotmm 19/01/2016

    Thought about downloading this but hear it's quite a demanding and time consuming game and I really don't have the time.

    Heard about the poor performance, but what I didn't expect is for it to look so shit. From the vid it's a blur-fest and only some of that can come down to the resolution.

    It seems it's also poorly optimised on PC, with mostly terrible performance.

    Not sure if that's something that can really be rectified in the 6 months or so before the proper release.
    Reply +1
  • Sony says sorry for PSN falling over with 1-day Plus extension

  • rotmm 18/01/2016

    I'm confused here. PSN went down for a few hours, Sony have given everyone with PS+ an extra day on their subscription and somehow for some..... it's not enough?

    Reply +13
  • Tom Clancy's The Division trailer leaks new gameplay footage

  • rotmm 13/01/2016

    @TheGuvernor "Just wish we had the option to play 1st person.
    DICE achieved this flawlessly with SWBF - don't see why it can't be the new normal"

    There's a huge difference between a 3rd person action game like this, Uncharted or Gears and a 1st person shooter that allows a "behind the player" view.
    Reply +5
  • Eurogamer's top 50 games of 2015

  • rotmm 01/01/2016

    @muro "In fact I don't see a single Xbox One exclusive in the top 50."

    I seem to recall Ian Higton stating on a stream earlier this year that there were only 2 EG staffers with an Xbox One at home (him and another I can't recall).

    At the end of the day, if they can't play the game as they don't have the console, they can hardly be expected to place a game in their top games list, so the exclusion of most XB1 games here is entirely justified.
    Reply +1
  • PlayStation in 2015: Goodwill ensured that the party continued

  • rotmm 30/12/2015

    "... it's tempting to argue that Sony's dominance in 2015 is still a story about the propulsive power of goodwill, in which the PS4 is still benefiting from Microsoft's mistakes with the conception of Xbox One"

    But I think that really is a major part of the story. However the reason behind it is not necessarily because Microsoft got so much so wrong, but that gamers and specifically the gaming press wanted so much for Sony to succeed after their troubles with the PS3.
    Reply +5
  • Has PlayStation 4 been hacked?

  • rotmm 18/12/2015

    @GamingBeast_888 "exactly my thaughts, this gen hacking is uselss it will rip off 75% of experience..."

    So will gaming on a nuclear sub!
    Reply -1
  • Report: Kojima starting up new studio, in talks with Sony

  • rotmm 17/12/2015

    @Suarez07 "I'm pretty sure Microsoft would have been happy to help pay bills too"

    I agree and as you said the longstanding relationship with Sony would have also been a key deciding factor.

    The point I was trying to make to Gamerz was that a new studio (or even some existing ones) need financial support to bring games to market and Sony moneyhatting this one isn't about shafting MS, just as if MS had done the deal it wouldn't have been about Kojima shafting Sony.
    Reply +1
  • rotmm 16/12/2015

    @Gamerz76 "So Kojima just shafted Xbox owners?"

    Why do you say that? It's a new studio that needs cash and Sony were there to provide that cash.

    It's not about shafting anyone, it's about paying the bills.
    Reply +8
  • Rare and the rise and fall of Kinect

  • rotmm 16/12/2015

    @Badassbab "Sony had the right strategy with their gimmicky peripherals...let it stand on it's own two feet, don't force it on gamers and don't make it a central focus."

    True. That's one of the reasons it would be foolish to buy into PSVR. Sony are investing into getting it to market, but from there they will let it sink or swim. If it doesn't sell well or pick up developer support then they will razz it.

    While in hindsight MS tried to support too long, at least it would give me confidence in future tech they bring into the gaming space.
    Reply +4
  • rotmm 16/12/2015

    @Gamerz76 "I reckon the Playstation VR device will similarly go the same way as the Kinect"

    You have to understand that this belief isn't going to go down well with a certain percentage of the commenters here.

    That said you may well be right. While one of the positives of VR over Kinect is the use of a controller/controllers, when I attended the PS VR dev session at the recent EGX the Sony devs kept talking about developing 'experiences' & not games. To me that meant warning bells.

    On top of that you have the same limitations as kinect, with it being a camera based system where space will be needed, etc.

    But the real concern for me is how isolating it could be. The Kinect 'experiences' were generally social but putting a VR headset on is blocking out the outside world.

    That's ok for singletons, but the biggest spenders on games are in their mid-30's where most would have partners & possible children.
    Reply +6
  • rotmm 16/12/2015

    Great read, thanks Reply +4
  • The Last of Us, Until Dawn are BOGOF on PSN

  • rotmm 10/12/2015

    @jabberwocky and others. Thanks, glad it's not me going senile ;)

    Just saw this post on the PS Blog that amused me:

    "Sony do sales like North Korea do human rights!"

    While I don't think that's always the case, this particular deal certainly fits the bill ;)
    Reply +3
  • rotmm 10/12/2015

    Have Sony put some of these prices up for this? Pretty sure I looked at Lego Marvel a couple of weeks back and (non sale) it was 29.99.

    May be wrong though.
    Reply +8
  • Uncharted 4 multiplayer beta arrives a day early - tomorrow!

  • rotmm 04/12/2015

    @Unholy_Witchcraft But the U4 multiplayer IS 60fps @ 900p, so what are you saying is wrong? Really confused here Reply 0
  • rotmm 03/12/2015

    @Unholy_Witchcraft Sorry, what's wrong? Reply 0
  • rotmm 02/12/2015

    @DoctorFouad "this could be the first ps4 game using the newwly unblocked 7th core. I suspect super smooth 60 fps !"

    60fps, 900p
    Reply +1
  • rotmm 02/12/2015

    @UkHardcore23 "I bought Uncharted 1,2 & 3 for PS3...That not good enough for this beta"

    Nope. Why would it?
    Reply -2
  • Face-Off: Beyond: Two Souls on PS4

  • rotmm 28/11/2015

    @WilhelmvonOrmstein Thanks. Loved it on XB1 and wouldn't mind double dipping on PC. Reply 0
  • rotmm 28/11/2015

    @WilhelmvonOrmstein "So, umm, the PC version of AC Syndicate? It came out 19th, did you forget it exists?"

    Actually, I did. How does it play?
    Reply 0
  • PSN struggling under the weight of Black Friday

  • rotmm 28/11/2015

    @dogmanstaruk "The inability of users to change usernames affiliated with their account itself is quite poor from an account management system."

    I didn't like my old name and had to essentially give up an account to create a new one with the ID I use on other networks. Pathetic really.
    Reply +2
  • PS4 shoots through 30m sales mark

  • rotmm 25/11/2015

    @grassyknoll "I used the term sales driver."

    And I used the term "a real system seller" and you contend that's what GTA5 has been on PS4.

    I fundamentally disagree.
    Reply -4
  • rotmm 25/11/2015

    @SwissTony1994 "Secondly dedicated servers have always cost someone money somewhere"

    I spent more money back in dial-up days contributing to the running of an Unreal Tournament server that I do now on Xbox Live (21) and PSN (35) together.
    Reply +1
  • rotmm 25/11/2015

    @grassyknoll "Actually I didn't say that at all"

    Ah, my bad. I must have misunderstood you.

    " it's obviously moved systems."

    Wait! No I didn't. So we are back to where we were.

    You believe PS4 wouldn't be near todays numbers without GTA5 remaster & I don't.

    Thanks for clearing it up. I think.
    Reply -2
  • rotmm 25/11/2015

    @grassyknoll "PS4 sales increased quadruple fold in the UK its launch week"

    Quadruple against what? The previous year? The previous week?

    Sounds like the bump was more to do with people holding off for the Black Friday sales week and then a bunch of sales happening that week than an awful lot to do with GTA5.

    But anyway, you believe that the PS4 would still be millions away from 30m sales without GTA5, I believe it would be pretty much where it is now.

    Of course it can't be proven one way or another so we will just have to continue believing what we believe.
    Reply -6
  • rotmm 25/11/2015

    @grassyknoll So your contention is that gamers went out in their millions to purchase a PS4 (or XB1) specifically to play GTA5?

    Fine if that's what you believe. I just have a hard time with it.
    Reply -5
  • rotmm 25/11/2015

    @grassyknoll "5 million copies+ say otherwise."

    Say otherwise what?
    Reply -2
  • rotmm 25/11/2015

    @tonyascencao "Will probably be Gran Turismo"

    You are probably right. Not sure if GTSport is the one or the next "full" GT game.
    Reply 0
  • rotmm 25/11/2015

    @grassyknoll "GTA V is in the top 5 games sold for the system..."

    Yes, but people didn't buy a PS4 because of the GTA V remaster.
    Reply -9
  • rotmm 25/11/2015

    Amazing numbers and all without a real system seller.

    I'm not talking exclusives per-se, but about a game that makes people go out and buy consoles, like a Grand Theft Auto.
    Reply -32
  • Dead or Alive Facebook page says Xtreme 3 won't head west

  • rotmm 25/11/2015

    Apparently it's all down to the SJW's

    Edit: Context

    @Play-Asia "#DOAX3 will not be coming to the US due to #SJW nonsense. However, we will have the English Asia version available"
    Reply +17
  • Bloodborne: The Old Hunters review

  • rotmm 24/11/2015

    @Kami "Bloodborne is the Alfa Romero of games right now."

    Bloodborne (or any Souls-type game) isn't really my bag, but as an ex-Alfa owner that one comment has brought me closer to buying this than any other review.

    What an absolutely brilliant way to break down a game to its essence. Well played.
    Reply +4
  • Xbox 360 at 10: The brilliance of the 360's dashboard

  • rotmm 23/11/2015

    @The-Sauce "Sony are shits to be sure and their response to YLOD was appalling..."

    Not only did they charge me 140 (as I recall) to fix my YLOD'd fat, when I had a reoccurrence of the same problem 5 months later they tried to charge me again!

    I was fortunate to not get RROD, though some of that was likely due to the upgrade path from Premium 20gb to Elite 120gb to Slim 250bg over time, but as I understand it there was a minimum 12 months warranty on repairs, which is something they still offer in their hardware today.

    So yes, MS originally denied there was a real problem but part of that was not actually understanding there "was" a real problem. They aren't a hardware company after all. But the response was magnificent and to be rightly lauded.

    Sony on the other hand, with their response to the real issues with the PS2 disc drive or the YLOD of the PS3, prefer to use the "stick fingers in ears shouting laaa-laaa-laaa" while their customers try to get quality service. They REALLY can't be trusted in this regard.
    Reply +2
  • Watch: Are we getting tired of re-releases?

  • rotmm 21/11/2015

    Weird comment from Aoife, [I]"If there weren't any, right now, we wouldn't have anything else to play to be quite honest"[/I]

    As of 5 minute ago I was playing Rise of the Tomb Raider and about 35% complete. Nearing the end of the amazing Assassin's Creed Syndicate. Have yet to finish the Halo 5 campaign. I'm finding myself struggling to just fit in gaming time for those 3. Not a CoD fan but that's there for gamers right now, plus Star Wars Battlefield. Of course there's also Fallout 4 that I'm not going to buy because I don't have time to play it will all these other great games that I'm going through right now. Also been tempted by some of the Back Compat games that have just turned up on my "To Install" list, as well as other games that I still have to complete.

    At the moment it's a case of "too many games to play" rather than the opposite.
    Reply +7
  • Xbox One's new dashboard rolling out now

  • rotmm 12/11/2015

    @scuffpuppies "I've never seen an advert for a deodorant on either the PS4 or XBO. The 360 certainly (PS3 not so much). Everything seems to be "entertainment" related at least."

    Yea, the Axe comment was more about the kind of OT adverts out there. And you're right, I don't recall seeing that on XB1 (though I believe our US cousins have had similar ads).

    That said, there is one on there for Skype today and I guess that could be seen either way (especially when most XB1's sold now don't have Kinect)
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  • rotmm 12/11/2015

    @scuffpuppies "I've never felt either system this gen is shoving adverts down people's throats."

    As I said, it's really all down to how you define ads. For me highlighting relevant content to that you can purchase on a console isn't an intrusive advert, whereas maybe something telling me to buy axe deodorant or watch the new James Bond is more so.

    However I think a lot of people believe the former to be aggressive marketing.

    One thing is for sure, the PS4 has been designed from the ground up to try and get you to buy content. Hover over a game icon and a link for DLC for that game and/or other similar full games will open up. Enter the activity feed and it is peppered with links for content you can buy on the console (as well as the occasional ad for other things). Scroll along you list and there's a non-removable PS Now icon advertising the new service. Open the TV & Video folder and there's dozens of icons for (mostly paid) services that you need to scroll past before getting to the app you want to open.

    For the most part (at the moment anyway) Xbox is keeping it to those 3 tiles on the homepage and then within the dedicated stores.
    Reply +1
  • rotmm 12/11/2015

    @septimus "Does it reduce the amount f**king adverts shoved down our throats?"

    Still Ads, still less than PS4 (and maybe a touch fewer than before).

    Of course, it all depends on how you define ads.
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