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  • FIFA 15 patch addresses shooting and goalkeepers

  • shotbyascot 21/10/2014

    Damn, no "stop the AI from cheating like an absolute bar steward" fix. Reply +2
  • Valve pulls game from Steam following dev's tweet threatening Gabe Newell

  • shotbyascot 21/10/2014

    As a light PC gamer I prefer GOG. It doesn't clog my laptop up with loads of software just to download a game.

    Plus it has Rollercoaster Tycoons, the staple of my PC gaming time :)
    Reply +9
  • shotbyascot 21/10/2014

    Funny how you can't slag people off, berate them, then expect to do business with them the next day huh?

    Still, smartphone + Twitter + frustration + wine (2) = a bad combination for even the most patient amongst us sometimes.

    I hate social media.
    Reply +21
  • "Majority" of DriveClub owners can now connect online

  • shotbyascot 20/10/2014

    @JuniorSophitia Online in general has been a HUGE let down for me as a newcomer to PSN.

    It is down for maintenance a lot, regardless what Sony fans will tell you.

    I get lag in every online FPS game I play, when I never had any issues with any Xbox 360 games (I have a good connection and Ping).

    Driveclub has been shocking in regard to it's online features.

    100% hand on my heart, I am tempted to buy an Xbox One just to get some decent online gaming time in again, as I just can't get it on PSN with my PS4 at the moment.
    Reply +4
  • shotbyascot 20/10/2014

    @OneManAndHisDroid Spot on. It is a great game (just not in chase cam).

    It is however a disaster in that the weather features weren't at launch, the PSPlus version has still not appeared and I'm still getting logged out every few minutes and cannot lodge proper times on the leaderboard (some do, some don't).

    A mixed bag of a game, but I'm still playing it which is what matters I guess.
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  • shotbyascot 20/10/2014

    @mega-gazz I'm still not bored?

    Sorry, does that not fit with your theory, I'll not reply next time.....
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  • shotbyascot 20/10/2014

    @SeeNoWeevil He's talking crap, or he doesn't know how to play it.

    It's not the best racing game i've ever played, Forza 4 is.

    It does however take great skill to eek out a few extra seconds or tenths to make the difference between quick and quickest. That's what makes this game good.

    It's also only good played in bumper/bonnet/dash/FP cam.
    Reply +5
  • shotbyascot 20/10/2014

    Is it actually worth playing Time Trial now then? As it wasn't saving my times properly on the leaderboards the other day.

    Highly annoying, especially considering racers in general have had that down since forever.
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  • New Nintendo 3DS review

  • shotbyascot 20/10/2014

    @Chickenzilla That's hardly a good excuse for bringing out new models so often. It does not instill confidence from parents, who do not want to have to upgrade so often to keep up!

    1 year is not far into a consoles life - neither is 2!
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  • shotbyascot 19/10/2014

    @melnificent This 100%.

    Not just for games and content either. Take films on Xbox/PS stores. I live in Spain and ALL the audio is dubbed Spanish only.

    Whilst I speak Spanish, A) Original audio is far superior as dubbed takes 50% of the acting away and B) I can get multi language on DVDs/BluRays bought here so it is 100% NOTHING to do with licensing issues!

    They just have, as you say, a lack of understanding in how making the world connected via online is the way forward.
    Reply +4
  • shotbyascot 19/10/2014

    Great; so that 3DS XL I bought my daughter a year ago is already out of date in typical Nintendo fashion.

    No chance I'll be upgrading her again.
    Reply -7
  • Dino Crisis is Shinji Mikami's forgotten gem

  • shotbyascot 19/10/2014

    On the dinosaur theme, I always wished for a decent Turok. Or a remake of Jurassic Park on SNES which I loved when I was younger.

    If someone made a decent dinosaur themed game i'd buy it - always been a mug for prehistoric stuff since reading Jurassic Park 100 times!
    Reply +7
  • Walking is the new shooting

  • shotbyascot 18/10/2014

    @ParagonSexyMike Fine by me, I didn't get sick of them. Reply 0
  • shotbyascot 18/10/2014

    I'm hoping Call of Duty or BF will do a 2nd world war episode on this gen - the potential for storyline and gritty realism that would draw you in is enough that I think it's time to go back there.

    Sick of all these samey sci-fi shooters with crap stories (Alien excepted).
    Reply +17
  • We cannot let this become gaming culture

  • shotbyascot 18/10/2014

    @dirtysteve I deal in facts. People making threat's over the Internet and against women would get a kicking. Don't really care if you think it's talk or not - people like you need to believe others do; I don't.

    @emanuelpereira1 Car you read indeed! Galaxy S4 is seriously awful at predictive text. :D *care
    Reply -3
  • shotbyascot 17/10/2014

    The sad fact is most of these pathetic weak little shits making the threats have sad little lives empty of anyone who cars about them, so they take it out on others trolling the Internet.

    Find them, then give me 5 minutes face to face with them. I guarantee you they won't threaten anyone ever again.

    Then give them a criminal record.
    Reply -2
  • Trine series has sold over 7 million copies

  • shotbyascot 17/10/2014

    I bought it 4 weeks before it became free to PS Plus.... But I don't regret it at all.

    Great game on merit, not shock value and scandal.
    Reply +4
  • Civilian massacring game Hatred courts controversy, gets it

  • shotbyascot 17/10/2014

    There you go again, bringing other games into it. We're talking about this one, which is quite clearly a step too far. I did btw post stuff about Trevor being a pointless crap character - you like assumptions, huh?

    If you want to buy it, go ahead. But ask yourself why you want to when there are far more fun and creative games out there that you can play without blowing the face off your virtual neighbour.

    Just because you can make or play something, doesn't mean you should.
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  • shotbyascot 17/10/2014

    I've already just stated I find all the violence being inserted in video games nowadays over the top and unnecessary.

    If you think GTA is close to this though, or anything else for quite a while yet, you know less than you think.

    I repeat; I'm 100% against censorship.

    I am however 100% against buying or playing a game like this with no other point to it than sick, violent and twisted slo-mo kill cams. It's not necessary to have fun and it is certainly not improving Gamings image which actually does matter.
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  • shotbyascot 17/10/2014

    Did you actually play Mortal Kombat?

    It's completely different to this, which is made to look as lifelike as possible. Seem many Mortal Kombat tournaments around? Now, how about gun killing rampages like in this trash "game"?
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  • shotbyascot 17/10/2014

    And those parts of GTA are equally pointless and lacking in taste - a point brought up even in reviews.

    But A) that's not the only part of GTA and other games and B) Just because it happens in one game, doesn't justify Devs to include it more, nor that people should buy it!

    Your reasoning is honestly bizarre. It's like a teenager who can't comprehend that you can't actually do whatever you like in life and that there are boundaries and lines.
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  • shotbyascot 17/10/2014

    @frazzl Well as I have no wish to play a game that is purely about hate and dicing up civilians, with the aim to seeing closeup deathcams of the kills whilst they beg for mercy - I think I'm confident in my position of trustworthiness more than those like you defending it like it's a game "for the gamers" or something. Are you aware of the shit going on in the world right now? This kind of thing is unhelpful and unconstructive in so many ways - to victims of this kind of thing and to the gaming community.

    If I think your an idiot for defending it and playing/buying it therefore falling for the Devs marketing ploy of shock value, that's my perogative. Get over it.
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  • shotbyascot 17/10/2014

    It's so far over the idiots heads is almost funny.

    This isn't about if it should be banned (of course not) or if there is worse out there, regardless of the format.

    This game is vile and nobody with an ounce of sense or decent morals should play it. It shows total detachment from the real world to need that to entertain yourself.

    Like I said, the idiots.....
    Reply +1
  • shotbyascot 17/10/2014

    @bad09 You don't get it, which isn't surprising.

    I don't care why you said it to him. My point is rather than saying "if they were they wouldn't be affected" as you did and which is utter BS if you knew the first thing about the human mind and in particular those of youths, you should be able to comprehend the point that you should be arguing for nobody to play this kind of unnecessary trash, let alone kids!
    Reply +1
  • shotbyascot 17/10/2014

    @bad09 Should you not state it's a failure of parents to allow children to see/play games like this rather than that it's ok to let them play but that the failure is in not teaching children to grasp that it's "just a game"?

    You're tying yourself up in knots here trying to justify what is entirely unnecessary and frankly, disturbing and anti-social.

    I'm not saying let's censor or ban this btw, rather that anyone who plays or buys it needs their head examining.
    Reply +1
  • shotbyascot 17/10/2014

    @bad09 If you let your young daughter see, let alone play this game, it's you who is failing as a parent; whether you recognise that fact immediately or not.

    Before you say it, I have a perfectly balanced, intelligent 5 year old who had fun and is 100% content playing Nintendo and Disney games.
    Reply +1
  • shotbyascot 17/10/2014

    @winmace I have no intention of playing or buying it.

    Are you suggesting people need violent to the point of sick video games to feel enlightened? I'm sorry, but that's barmy.

    Don't get me wrong, I understand that many games have violence in one form or another, but there should be a line and for me it's when people find the actual depiction on realistic hate/pain/violence/genocide/gore as the fun part and main attraction to play - let's be honest, that's all this game has.
    Reply +4
  • shotbyascot 17/10/2014

    Reading the comments I find a distinct constant.

    That those who want to play it justify it by saying "I know the difference between real and virtual".

    I'm sure you do, as do I. The difference is, I find depictions of people begging for mercy then having their brains splattered in a glorified way, entirely unentertaining and mostly sick.

    For me it's not so much "will this cause violence in real life", of course it won't. Rather, it's about the state of mind it will feed or encourage.

    Games are supposed to be about having fun. If you find this fun, regardless of whether you will go out and reenact it, you need to take a little look at yourself in the mirror.

    An entirely pointless and shit looking game for me, dressed up in controversy to sell more.
    Reply +16
  • Project Cars delayed until March 2015 to avoid competition, raise quality

  • shotbyascot 17/10/2014

    Good thing I'm enjoying Driveclub then. Reply +7
  • Plants vs. Zombies Garden Warfare blossoms on EA Access

  • shotbyascot 16/10/2014

    @frazzl I always do so. Whilst games from stores are pricey (usually 5-10 more than online), by trading stuff in or selling privately I essentially bag myself 3-4 games for the overall price of 2 (works better if you trade neck in whilst still "current").

    I'm not into storing games I've finished - only the greats and classics are immune to my selling tactics!
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  • shotbyascot 16/10/2014

    This is my 3rd favourite game on PS4, it's brilliant pick up and play fun, so those on access can't complain (actually they probably will). Reply +2
  • Digital Foundry vs DriveClub

  • shotbyascot 14/10/2014

    @truthx7 Why do I need a comprehensive argument? I've been playing it more than any other game I own over any platform.

    That's a FACT and my opinion on it! I don't need to justify it to you because you have some desire for certain games to be poor.

    You can think that; I can disagree.

    There is choice and personal taste involved in gaming you know, not just review scores from magazines. *facepalm
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  • shotbyascot 11/10/2014

    I didn't realise you could, so will try it off later - thanks! Reply 0
  • shotbyascot 11/10/2014

    @truthx7 Oh?

    Do explain why 2 nights on the trot now it's relegated every other game I have to the shelf? Including Shadows of Mordor which is also excellent btw.

    You have no power here Troll.
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  • shotbyascot 10/10/2014

    @Unholy_Witchcraft I totally agree. Racing lines are in all Forza games for example, even Horizon (though granted, optional), but I hate them. They are for those who aren't so great at racing games - Drive Club doesn't have one, or if it does is not default - another sign the game is a challenge to racers.

    I was also saying no rewind button as a positive. I hate that in racers; part of the thrill in making a close win or hot lap is in having come close to touching that wall FIRST time, not after 3 rewinds. It's exhilarating.

    Seriously think Eurogamer got this wrong; and I say that as a fan of ALL platform racing games.
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  • shotbyascot 10/10/2014

    @Unholy_Witchcraft I think it's down to the fact the game has no Virtual Racing Line to follow and no rewind button. It's also awful from 3rd perspective as the handling is clearly set up with interior and bonnet cams in mind. Not a game for amateurs, despite what most reviews say.

    So far, the game is a delight. Pushing around a bend, just kissing the fence on the outside as the car plows through leaves sat on the side of the road, kicking them up, then using the natural bounce on the suspension to jump back onto the road limits just missing a lamp post, all at 100mph with gorgeous engine sounds as the soundtrack.

    Like I said, love it. It's no content packed monster racing game like Forza or GT. It's no huge open world racer like TD or Horizon. But it feels like a game made for me - and I feel like a racer.
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  • Surprise! The Walking Dead: The Complete First Season out now for Xbox One

  • shotbyascot 14/10/2014

    What are the improvements to this Gen though? Reply +6
  • Pix the Cat review

  • shotbyascot 14/10/2014

    @Gojiratron Yeah I have it on Vita, though the PSP collection is not as good as the Xbox 360 version which I think has a few extra games?

    Sega need to do more collections - especially on 3DS as the few 3D emulations there are, are the best around.
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  • The making of Forza Horizon 2

  • shotbyascot 13/10/2014

    @kaisersoser Biased why?

    I used to own only Xbox last gen The Forzas were my favourite games. I want Horizon 2.

    But I know Horizon is not a serious or difficult racing game - it's fun.

    Don't assume only fanboys post online. I'm allowed an opinion as much as you are without having to be biased not to share the same one!
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  • shotbyascot 11/10/2014

    Seems to me Horizon is for fun and giggles (made for 3rd person with racing line + rewind I'm guessing?) bombing around in a large selection of personalised cars.

    Driveclub for seat of your pants, get an inch closer to that post/fence next lap, balls hanging out hotlapping.

    Want both in my collection.
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  • DriveClub dev "had confidence" servers would work

  • shotbyascot 13/10/2014

    Unbelievable. Game I can't play online after waiting a year for it, and now I can't play ANY game as there's maintenance for the 50th time since I bought the bloody thing.

    The stories about PSN are proving true to this newcomer!
    Reply +4
  • Nintendo announces month of Donkey Kong eShop deals

  • shotbyascot 13/10/2014

    Can someone tell me why they don't release SNES games on 3DS virtual console?

    I'd buy them all in a second, even though I already have them on a Wii I'll probably never sell, so guessing it must be due to a technical incompatibility that makes them hard to emulate in the handheld?
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  • Face-Off: Alien: Isolation

  • shotbyascot 12/10/2014

    Too scared to buy this. Brings back memories of childhood nightmares having watched Alien and Aliens...... Reply +22
  • DriveClub review

  • shotbyascot 11/10/2014

    @frazzl Agreed.

    I think the review misses the point of the game but is simply the opinion of the reviewer. I ignored it and bought anyway and this is why I was right to;

    It does blur the line between real and arcade as they say, but they then go on to review it comparing to how other racers play - mistake 1, as it's different to any other.

    It's an arcade racer at heart. Play it on bonnet/dash/interior cam and it's an absolute scream. You have to be so precise compared to games like Forza (which I love in a different way), that it cries out to my love of racing. No rewind button and no racing line to follow - excellent!

    I bought it same day as Shadows of Mordor and a few after FIFA15, but it's the only game I've played for 3 days now. I can however see how people less "racing minded", may find the game low in long term appeal.

    Despite what reviews say, IMO it is not a game for amateur racers to pick up and get more than a few days fun from. It's for real racing fans and is hugely rewarding to those who spend lap after lap trying to find that perfect lap, which when it comes is hugely satisfying.
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  • Microsoft's indie parity clause exists so Xbox One owners feel "first class"

  • shotbyascot 10/10/2014

    @crazy-Tetsuo That post made zero sense grammatically by the way. Mobile posting? I hate spell check on my S4, it's awful....

    But regarding your question on PS Indy console exclusives or timed exclusives (which only come about from this stupid clause as I doubt anyone minds great indy games releasing on all platforms - well, except MS obviously), Curve studio games are fantastic, especially on Vita; Oddworld Stranger's Wrath is brilliant; Don't Starve strangely didn't hit One (I don't think? ); Broken Sword 5; Stick it to the Man took ages to hit Xbox as did many others.

    There are lots of examples of indy devs first going to Sony, which is sad, but nevertheless a fact.
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  • shotbyascot 10/10/2014

    @crazy-Tetsuo PC is not the best platform for Indys - Vita is. They run perfectly, on a beautiful screen, with remote, on the go.

    Stop talking shit.
    Reply +3
  • Ubisoft hits back at Assassin's Creed: Unity downgrade claims

  • shotbyascot 10/10/2014

    I'd bet hard cash it is either released or patched within 3 months after, at 1080p on PS4 or both.

    I'm no resolution warrior, but they can F right off with 900p when it's obvious it can go higher - that's not what I bought my big TV for!
    Reply +4
  • Lindsay Lohan steps up Rockstar legal battle over GTA5 character

  • shotbyascot 10/10/2014

    Lindsay smells the cash and publicity!

    Like a fly to shit.
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  • Sony "temporarily holding back" DriveClub's free PlayStation Plus edition

  • shotbyascot 10/10/2014

    Whilst I am otherwise satisfied with my decision to go PS4 having only owned 360 last gen, I have to say my experience of PSN for the last 11 months has been a bit of a let down.

    Constant downtime and maintenance. Games like BF4 and COD just seem constantly laggy (whereas always played smoothly on Live - not sure if it is down to PSN but what other difference?). Always leaving the EU store and servers to last for updates etc. Buying new online focused games that don't work online from Day one. The Vita store in particular is a mess; updates take days (later) to appear, it's slow and why is it so hard to put in info like how big games are when you make memory as valuable as Gold to begin with?

    I would also consider a less powerful experience, just to have the reliable Xbox Live again. Sony need to get their online act together.
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  • Minecraft PlayStation Vita release date finally announced

  • shotbyascot 09/10/2014

    Finally! Chomping at the bit to get my cross buy version on vita! Reply 0