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  • Face-Off: Saints Row 4: Re-Elected

  • scuffpuppies 25/01/2015

    Can't comment on the XBO version, however myself and several friends have been suffering a total PS4 system lock with both 'Gat Out of Hell' and 'SR4' that requires a hard reboot (literally unplugging from the wall), something consoles don't always like. Usually happens after an 1+hour length of play. Deep Silver are "looking into the issue".

    I only mention this as a warning to anyone thinking of buying either of them to just be aware, although it doesn't seem to be effecting everyone.
    Reply +21
  • David Goldfarb on: The favourite thing

  • scuffpuppies 24/01/2015

    @ghostgate2001
    Read it when I was in high school (at least the first time).

    Glad a few people got the reference.
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  • scuffpuppies 24/01/2015

    Those poor caterpillars. Goldfarb is the caterpillar boogeyman. He is Legend. Reply +2
  • Video: First-person parkour - does it really work?

  • scuffpuppies 23/01/2015

    @Simatron3000
    I think you're right. EA already have a number of games on the horizon this year, most notably Battlefront, so I guess 2016 makes more sense.
    Reply +1
  • scuffpuppies 23/01/2015

    @Simatron3000
    I agree. Titanfall's Pilot movement is brilliantly executed and so easy to get to grips with.

    Another underrated yet incredibly fun game.
    Reply +6
  • scuffpuppies 23/01/2015

    I loved the artistic style of Mirrors Edge. In contrast to the usual dark, grungy, post apocalyptic settings we find in many games these days, ME was an absolute delight to inhabit.

    Unfortunately my Parkour antics weren't quite as good as those in the trailers. Still had fun though. Really looking forward to revisiting the setting in Mirrors Edge 2 (2015?).
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  • Watch the Dead Rising film's debut trailer

  • scuffpuppies 23/01/2015

    Fun evening's entertainment. Forgotten about in the morning. Job done. Nothing wrong with that. Reply +6
  • HoloLens is a surreal experience - and full of possibilities

  • scuffpuppies 22/01/2015

    @MochaSmiley
    Firstly, while this gen may indeed last ten years, I don't think it will be ten years before the PS5/XB4 come out. The long cycle was bad enough last gen, I can't see platform holders doing that to developers ever again (especially considering how weak the hardware is this time around).

    Secondly, if we set a seven year life cycle to the PS4/XBO (and I'm being generous) before next gen launches, leaving six years left, I can't see AR being cheap enough to roll out as either a base platform or peripheral for home consoles before then. If it were to launch during the PS4/XBo (I'm just talking here, not stating) that would mean developers would need to get their hands on a PS4/XBO AR kit by 2016/7 at the latest. two years away. Developers would need years to come to grips with not just new technology, but new development concepts and pipelines, while the platform holders would need to develop, test, market, manufacture, and roll out during the next several years. It's just too soon.

    So yes, Perhaps halfway through next gen in ten years time (or maybe even launch with next gen?), sure. This gen? I just can't see it happening.

    I would be extremely happy to be wrong, and and certainly not stating this as "forum fact".
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  • scuffpuppies 22/01/2015

    @Thrice87
    I can't foresee it for this gen, but it's certainly possible during the XB4/PS5 era in 10 years time.
    Reply -7
  • Saints Row: Gat Out of Hell review

  • scuffpuppies 19/01/2015

    I still fondly remember the original Saints Row during the 360's launch year. The city was stunning to look and incredibly detailed, and not forgetting the best car explosions and rag-doll physics I'd ever seen at that point, in any game.

    When Saints Row 2 arrived however I was heartbroken to see what they'd done to Stillwater, turning an amazing digital representation of American stereotype into a f**king ugly, almost desperate attempt to distance itself from GTA. I never really got into the series again after that.
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  • Digital Foundry vs Saints Row 4: Re-Elected on PS4

  • scuffpuppies 18/01/2015

    @Shepard_Commander
    ps4 can't even match the pc version lol
    meanwhile on PC i am playing the game at 3840x2160@60fps
    Bless. Has your dad bought a new PC so you don't have to play your old PS3 anymore? Suddenly you're "PC Master Race" lol? A huge number of people here own a gaming rig, and a PS4, XBO. We just don't act like a fifteen year old kid.
    Reply +80
  • Rich Stanton on: Cheesing Destiny

  • scuffpuppies 17/01/2015

    @melnificent
    Humph. I'm clearly not in the cool gang anymore.
    Reply +2
  • scuffpuppies 17/01/2015

    @melnificent
    It takes away from the game and makes people want to cheese it.
    Congratulations my friend. Outside of this article, you are now the first person in over thirty years of gaming that I have ever heard use "cheese" or "cheesing" in a sentence relating to anything even slightly game related.

    I'm sure Rick just made the phrase up hoping it'll catch on.
    Reply +4
  • Sony offering refunds on H1Z1's alpha following complaints about "P2W" micro-transactions

  • scuffpuppies 17/01/2015

    To those still questioning about Sony Online Entertainment and Sony Computer Entertainment, they are about as related as Sony Pictures is to Sony Music. All under the Sony Group banner who're themselves governed by Sony Corporation, yet SOE operates completely independent from SCE (equally with the film, music, and technology divisions). One division has no say on the others operating procedure.

    On a side note, F2P will become the cancer of this generation. We're living in a time where games are designed around business models rather than the business model designed around the game. An industry run by accountants who have never played a video game in their lives.
    Reply +8
  • Second UK man arrested following PlayStation and Xbox DDOS attacks

  • scuffpuppies 16/01/2015

    @StooMonster
    Where is CloudSkipper? He's been quiet recently. Hmmmmm.
    Reply +19
  • Xbox One top-selling US console for second month running

  • scuffpuppies 16/01/2015

    Great news for everyone. The more units sold the more developers and publishers are willing to take risks in their designs. Win, win. Reply +27
  • Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate is the series at its approachable best

  • scuffpuppies 15/01/2015

    @midi82
    Capcom have flat out said "no" for a MH4U port to the WiiU, which could be just to bump up the 3DS sales (fingers crossed).

    Personally though I don't want a port of a 3DS game, but a dedicated Monster Hunter developed for the WiiU.
    Reply +1
  • scuffpuppies 15/01/2015

    Are we ever going to get a 'Wii U' Monster Hunter that's been developed from the ground up and not a port of a handheld version? Reply +23
  • Resident Evil: Revelations 2 gets pushed back one week

  • scuffpuppies 15/01/2015

    @TheTingler
    Revelations HD was released on the PS3/360/PC about a year after the handheld version.
    Reply +1
  • Here's what DriveClub's upcoming Japanese track looks like

  • scuffpuppies 15/01/2015

    @homerramone
    But the AI is possibly one of, if not the worst ive seen in a racer.
    Initially I was of the same opinion as you in this regard, but the A.I is actually pretty amazing. A lot of it comes down to your race style and the games you're used to playing as Driveclub's A.I is just as aggressive as real drivers. They won't move out of your way, give up their line for the player, and will attack your line too.

    Gamer's are so used to the racing game A.I rolling over for them, that the moment it plays like a real player "BROKEN".
    Reply +11
  • Video: Watch us play Saints Row from 4pm

  • scuffpuppies 14/01/2015

    @BBIAJ
    Let's be honest here mate, since SR2 the visuals have been consistently pretty shite so I can't see there being much improvement with the re-mastered SR4. Gameplay on the other hand has always been fantastic fun, albeit in bit sized chunks.

    While I wouldn't say I'm looking forward to replaying SR4, it will pass the time until Dying Light releases later in the month.
    Reply -2
  • Wait, what? Xbox One just won an Emmy

  • scuffpuppies 13/01/2015

    @L_A_G
    I agree.

    Personally I haven't sat down for a traditional evening's television in over six years. My wife enjoys watching TV that way, whereas I prefer to pick something I'm interested from anywhere in the world and watch it when and where I want. Whether that's the couch, the bath, or while sat in the car waiting for my wife.

    I can't imagine watching films or shows any other way now.
    Reply +7
  • Video: Watch us play Far Cry 4's new DLC from 1pm GMT

  • scuffpuppies 13/01/2015

    @jabberwocky
    They're predominantly on the 2nd side of the map (the East). No snow covered mountains, but the Snow Leopards are dotted around.
    Reply +2
  • scuffpuppies 13/01/2015

    Can't begin to describe how disappointed I was when I first realised you couldn't go exploring the snow covered mountains and the areas were locked behind mission specific loading screens. Maybe if FC4 hadn't been cross-gen those pre-advertised expectations would have been permitted.

    Still an awesome game though.
    Reply +1
  • Concept art sheds new light on canned BioShock film

  • scuffpuppies 06/01/2015

    With the way Hollywood works these days if 'Alien' were pitched today I can imagine it would have become a very different film. A new I.P, big budget sci-fi thriller/horror, for adults? Unthinkable in this day and age. Reply +3
  • Digital Foundry: Hands-on with the Halo 5 beta

  • scuffpuppies 05/01/2015

    @man.the.king
    "There's something on the side of your mouth Al..."
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  • scuffpuppies 05/01/2015

    @BobbyDeNiro
    Haha, i still have that copy of Edge. I must have read through that review a dozen times in anticipation for the release.

    Replaying the quadrilogy via the Master Chief Collection recently has been an absolute pleasure. I have missed Reach and ODST being absent (although as we know ODST will be patched in sometime over the next few months, and fingers crossed for Reach too at some point), but you're right...Halo 3 is a masterpiece. Even now, it's a breathtaking experience.
    Reply +1
  • scuffpuppies 05/01/2015

    @IronSoldier
    No my friend. While I do have a gaming rig to accompany my Wii U, PS4, and XBO, the experience with DR3 I speak of was in fact at launch on the XBOX One. I just never had any of the issues EG raised during my time with the campaign. Not saying they weren't there, and perhaps I unconsciously ignored them simply because I was having too much fun to see it.

    I'd go as far as saying Dead Rising 3 was possibly my favourite launch title across both systems last year.
    Reply +1
  • scuffpuppies 05/01/2015

    @IronSoldier
    To be fair, that's not the experience I had with Dead Rising 3 or the DLC.
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  • scuffpuppies 05/01/2015

    Personally Halo has always been, and will continue to be, all about the SP campaign for me. That's why I bought Halo at launch with the original XBOX, and why the series has grown to become one of my all-time favourite games regardless of platform and genre.

    While not the main selling point for me, the multiplayer however continues to hold a special place in my pixel heart, and the last thing I want 343i to do is "next genify" the MP in Halo 5 while trying to appease the Call of Duty quarter (which let's be honest is shrinking rapidly each year). I want, and have been given within the beta, a lightning fast close-quarter combat arena MP that holds firm roots to its origins. 343i listened to the core fans and have given them a fantastic renovation of one of the best multiplayer FPS games in history.

    Right now I have genuine faith 343i can deliver a Halo 5 that will delight fans of the series. Those that aren't fans, or don't ever intend on buying an XBO let alone a Halo game, why do you care? (other than teenage fanboy angst)
    Reply +5
  • scuffpuppies 04/01/2015

    @rilluJim
    720p LOL
    Yes, yes, we all know your father has a new PC he lets you use when it's not a school night.
    Reply +3
  • 3.5 years and $7K later, Halo's Pillar of Autumn built using Lego

  • scuffpuppies 24/12/2014

    @thekitkatshuffler
    Your seventh comment, and wow what a corker. Really thought provoking stuff, thanks.
    Reply +4
  • scuffpuppies 23/12/2014

    @albertorodriguez
    Aren't they just. Really impressive work.
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  • scuffpuppies 23/12/2014

    @reggy72
    If it's a toss-up between pinpoint accuracy or bloody awesome gameplay, I'll take the bloody awesome gameplay any day.
    Reply +1
  • scuffpuppies 23/12/2014

    @BobbyDeNiro

    Megabloks have released an Infinity model too.
    Reply +1
  • scuffpuppies 23/12/2014

    @goneski
    I was just looking at the site images too, and you're right, the engines are incredibly detailed. Really impressive work regardless of medium.
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  • scuffpuppies 23/12/2014

    While he may be a "nerd", I love it when people go to unusual extreme lengths to show their love and enjoyment of something. Pretty impressive all things considered. Reply +19
  • Origin System's unmade games and rejected ideas

  • scuffpuppies 21/12/2014

    Frontier is actually about as far from a David Braben space trading game as it's possible to get. Instead, it's a semi-educational pioneer simulation set in the wild west, and it was envisioned as a way for Origin to enter new markets such as schools.
    Interesting to read about the Frontier pitch as a game designed for schools. One of the earliest studios I started at (around twenty years ago) also had sideline projects aimed towards education and schools. It was seen as a genuine and interesting market back then, melding entertainment and education into one product. It didn't work out though and the title became a regular release by the end. There just wasn't enough interest in the concept and publishers couldn't get their heads around it.

    If only I had the idea of Brain Train in those days. I'd be driving to work in a Ferrari now.
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  • David Goldfarb on: Three seasons in game development

  • scuffpuppies 20/12/2014

    Had a job interview with Iguana UK in Teesside back in the day, lovely bunch of people. Decided to stay at Psygnosis in the end (lucky as the studio closed a few years later).

    Great opening article though, welcome.
    Reply +10
  • Media-streaming app Plex now available on PS4 and PS3 in Europe

  • scuffpuppies 17/12/2014

    @lclogstoun
    Actually, let's work this out.

    $80 per hour, on a 40 hr week, for ten months. $32000. Roughly 20500 before tax. That's below the average wage scale too, and you've bought a Lotus? Depending on year and model, you're looking at $40,000 - $250,000. So you spent ALL your fake earnings from this fake dodgy site to buy a secondhand car? If you're going to lie, at least do the maths first.

    I think you should use some of the money your con and scam and attend night school.
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  • scuffpuppies 17/12/2014

    @lclogstoun
    Does anyone ever use these "My friend made $billion in their first month and I bought three Ferraris yesterday" websites?
    Reply +5
  • Last-gen revisited: Call of Duty Advanced Warfare

  • scuffpuppies 15/12/2014

    ...but comparing current-gen to last-gen demonstrates pretty conclusively that the gameplay hasn't evolved in step, something we hope to see addressed with next year's offering.
    -Hold X to Pay Respects-
    Reply +21
  • Editor's blog: Introducing the columnists

  • scuffpuppies 13/12/2014

    @Oli
    What about asking Mike Williams from USgamer to throw his hat in occasionally? I quite like his articles and reviews.
    Reply +6
  • scuffpuppies 13/12/2014

    I use to love The Blyth Report. Genuinely funny. Reply +2
  • Sony video suggests PS4 friend notifications coming soon

  • scuffpuppies 12/12/2014

    @Noobcamper
    The PS4 has a Standby Mode, Sony just call it 'Rest Mode'.
    Reply +1
  • scuffpuppies 11/12/2014

    @albertorodriguez
    I completely agree. While the PS4 is my go to console for general use, I have no real complaints about the XBO except the long install times (which is only a problem due to my impatience). Other than that I find it a seriously user friendly system.
    Reply +1
  • scuffpuppies 11/12/2014

    @captain-b
    No, it was patched in May if I remember correctly.
    Reply +2
  • scuffpuppies 11/12/2014

    @NathanDaviesUK
    Congratulations! Now you too can have basic Day One Xbox 360 functionality! You lucky people.
    I seem to remember I had to wait six months for this to be patched on my XBO. It wasn't a launch feature either.
    Reply +17
  • scuffpuppies 11/12/2014

    @richardiox
    Please add the ability to appear offline too!
    That's a big one for me too. Sometimes I want to be left alone just to enjoy a game and not receive twenty invites a night for Destiny etc. Occasionally after a long day at work I feel anything but "social".
    Reply +24
  • PS4 and Vita will launch in China this January

  • scuffpuppies 11/12/2014

    @FuzzyDuck
    That would be awesome. The geek in me loves that kind of stuff.
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