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  • Here's your first look at Star Wars Battlefront's Battle of Jakku add-on

  • shotbyascot 01/12/2015


    "Blah blah blah, moan moan moan, in my opinion, so I'm not going to buy/play it anymore - I'll go with COD, because that isn't cynical, or lazily designed at all".

    There, I fixed that for you. Have a good day, try being a little less serious; you might enjoy stuff more. Games especially.
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  • shotbyascot 30/11/2015

    Love sitting reading all the negative comments. Seriously.

    This is my most played PS4 game and is huge fun. All those moaning about it are simply showing how pathetic they are. They're all like:

    "They didn't make a game, JUST FOR ME, so it must be awful. I'm going to whine in every thread, just to let them and the many enjoying the game know how sour I am".

    Don't buy it, move on. I DON'T CARE!
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  • Performance Analysis: Just Cause 3

  • shotbyascot 30/11/2015

    What a bunch of bellends. I bet the game is a barrel of laughs.

    Destruction Derby on PS1 has some of the worst 3D graphics you will ever see, but it's seriously fun and I still play it weekly on my Vita. Go figure.
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  • Xenoblade Chronicles X review

  • shotbyascot 30/11/2015

    When is consensus going to match fact?

    For number of essential games (and I'm not talking about Eurogamers book), the Wii U is the best console out there right now.

    Love mine and this will be another amazing addition to keep me off my PS4 (other than for watching tv, though my Wii beats it there too as Netflix streams better and on the gamepad!).
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  • Star Wars: Battlefront's Battle of Jakku DLC introduces Turning Point mode

  • shotbyascot 24/11/2015

    This game is huge fun. I don't want to play this map until after I've seen the movie anyway.

    Why would I? It wouldn't have half the effect I know it will have when I play it after the 17th.

    The haters are still amusing me. This is free and I personally feel I'm getting good value already from the base game. DICE support their games well and I have faith they will here too.
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  • Bloodborne: The Old Hunters review

  • shotbyascot 23/11/2015

    Wow, state you don't like a PS4 game (even when you bought it) and get negged to hell. What a bunch of snooty children gamers are XD

    Bloodborne is still boring, even with my negs !
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  • shotbyascot 23/11/2015

    I got the hang of Bloodborne eventually. Enjoyed it a bit.

    In the end though, I became utterly bored by it after around only a week, sold it and bought a Wii U game instead.

    I just don't get this. Once I understood it, it wasn't really that hard. Just repetitive and boring? More so than Battlefront even.

    I smell a bit of false hype myself.
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  • Star Wars Battlefront review

  • shotbyascot 23/11/2015

    There are differences in the clones on a genetic level. They didn't all turn out the same, hence also some would be assigned commander/captain.

    Also the First Order are not the Empire, so maybe there is something we don't know yet, like they make multiple variants of their clones for current tasks.
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  • shotbyascot 23/11/2015

    @riceNpea Yes, it is actually. Not all those who buy and play games have extreme skill, nor the time to figure out best setups or how to best exploit a map. In SW:BF you can literally jump in and compete within 2 minutes of starting even with the basic loadouts. Maps are also simple affairs, though undeniably beautiful.

    COD is a terrible example of a game anyone can "jump into". Noobs get murdered by the many geeks who sit playing 24/7 prestiging and learning to jump no-scope you in the back from halfway across the square map. Without top perks and unlocked weapons, you have little to no chance in a modern COD.

    We will have to disagree.
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  • shotbyascot 20/11/2015

    Many people stupidly buy games based on reviews. I'm often happy I'm not one of them!

    Anyway, reviews claim to take into consideration everyone's likely reaction and opinion to a game. "Pick up and play" games have their place too and this is a great one.

    I'm simply saying a reviewer, who is giving an opinion that needs to take into account a broad range of readership, should realise that this particular criticism of it being shallow is actually a plus point to many "noobs" and gamers short on free time.
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  • shotbyascot 20/11/2015

    That a game is not recommended just because you don't have to invest hundreds of hours in it is silly. I get 3-4 hours a week if I'm lucky and I'm a Star Wars nut.

    This game, which I can pick up when I get half an hour free and not be murdered constantly by "prestigers" and teenagers who sit playing all day and for being low rank, is perfect.
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  • Microtransactions sneak into Forza Motorsport 6

  • shotbyascot 19/11/2015

    @Episode13 So I'm stupid, ignorant and a fool fir feeling ripped off by something and voting with my wallet?

    Hardly. It's the only mature response, otherwise they'll just keep doing it. Voting with your wallet is the only way. I know I've missed Horizon and 6 in a way, but there are other things keeping me amused on PS4, Wii U, 3DS and Vita that I don't feel too stupid, thanks.
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  • shotbyascot 18/11/2015

    One of the biggest reasons I bought PS4 over Xbox One was the micro transactions and dlc policy of Forza 4.

    Forza 5 justified my decision.

    I had an Xbox One on order for Christmas with Forza 6 (the main reason I enjoyed 10 years of Xbox gaming), but with this news they can ar*e right off.

    I don't care if it's optional, I'm absolutely sick of the sly way Turn 10 and MS go about business. There is NO need for this, if the game worked properly. Also, cheat codes used to be the option for those who wanted short cuts. If I buy a game, I want to actually experience the whole game without the need to pay more. It's not my fault if I don't have hundreds of hours to slug through enough races to earn credits.

    In Forza 4 I played a lot and had a decent storefront. I still never made enough to buy a Ferrari GTO. Stupid game.
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  • Star Wars Battlefront feels like a return to the GoldenEye era

  • shotbyascot 16/11/2015

    Loving all the negative posts. Why do you all keep coming back to post again and again that it's boring, or disappointing.

    Just don't buy it then.

    Me, I loved the Beta and I'm sure this will be my most played game of the year. Even though it's only released in November.

    Hate leads to the dark side.
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  • Xenoblade Chronicles X might yet have 2015's most impressive open world

  • shotbyascot 13/11/2015

    I'm all over this.

    God, I love my Wii U. They also added Netflix and so unlike Sony with vita TV, being able to watch on TV then gamepad if I feel tired and need to go to bed (read need to go sit on the toilet) is bloody brilliant.
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  • The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess HD is real, launches in March

  • shotbyascot 13/11/2015

    So, all the idiots who have been crying NX will be the platform of further Zelda gaming (and I include Eurogamer in that), can shut up now.

    This, along with Star Fox date, plus the 12 incredible games sat on my shelf I've yet to finish, have made my Wii U one of the best consoles I've ever bought.

    Never doubt Nintendo.

    This commitment will also secure my NX purchase, whatever it turns out to be.
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  • Watch 13 seconds of new The Legend of Zelda Wii U footage

  • shotbyascot 13/11/2015

    @Rogueywon Nintendo games are generally 39.99 new, compared to Xbox One and PS4 games which start at 59.99 or 69.99.

    I don't care if they maintain a reasonable price throughout. If you can't afford the lower RRP, or don't think they're worth it, don't buy them.
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  • So, how much do Steam Machines cost in the UK?

  • shotbyascot 11/11/2015

    I'm sorry, but I just don't get what market these are aimed at.

    I predict a MASSIVE flop for them.

    For VR too, whilst we're on the subject of pointless expensive gaming related items.
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  • Performance Analysis: Fallout 4

  • shotbyascot 09/11/2015

    @elpidoforosprospatho You've not been gaming for long, have you?

    Graphics ARE secondary. If you want to miss good games to believe otherwise, that's your loss not mine.
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  • shotbyascot 09/11/2015

    As a gamer from basically the beginning of games, it's utterly saddening that so many "gamers" think graphics, frame rate and resolution are the most important factor for a game.

    Still, a game dropping to 0fps (yes, that's right, it wasn't a "freeze" as some MS fanboys will claim, the engine simply chugged to a halt) is indicative of some serious hardware flaws.

    I actually think this may have fanned the flames of my desire for an Xbox One bundle at Christmas.
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  • Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 tops UK chart, 91% of physical sales on PS4/Xbox One

  • shotbyascot 09/11/2015

    The modern, sci-fi setting and stupidly fast pace are the reasons sales are slowing.

    Make World at War 2 Treyarch. Keep it slower paced, reward team play, big open maps, add in vehicles again and watch players return.

    Saying that I also miss the epic push over a map in a huge COD3 team!
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  • shotbyascot 09/11/2015

    The modern, sci-fi setting and stupidly fast pace are the reasons sales are slowing.

    Make World at War 2 Treyarch. Keep it slower paced, reward team play, big open maps, add in vehicles again and watch players return.

    Saying that I also miss the epic push over a map in a huge COD3 team!
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  • It turns out Call of Duty: Black Ops 3's Nuketown map is a GAME exclusive

  • shotbyascot 07/11/2015


    Probably a Tory voter. Most of them are constantly trying to make their otherwise sad lifes feel better, by calling other people stupid and somehow less worthy than them.

    He sounds butt-hurt about something in his life, that's for sure.
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  • shotbyascot 07/11/2015

    This is precisely why I didn't buy this game. Activision can't even provide an old map, which is finished and ready to go now, to those who spend up to 100 pre ordering their game?


    Can we expect the same from Battlefront? If I don't get the Battle of Jakku as they've been advertising, it's going straight back. Star Wars or not.
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  • Assassin's Creed Syndicate sales "clearly" impacted by Unity

  • shotbyascot 05/11/2015

    Syndicate is actually great. I've noticed only one or two unimportant glitches, it looks amazing, is fun to play and running around London is a welcome novelty. I quite liked Black Flag, but before that none since number 2. This is better than both.

    Any of you who don't want to play it simply because of past issues are missing out. Your negative posts are amusing.
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  • Halo 5 tops chart, outsells Assassin's Creed Syndicate launch by 50%

  • shotbyascot 02/11/2015

    I'm getting an Xbox for Christmas with Forza, but want another game. This may be the one, depending on how good tomb raider is. Reply +11
  • The new Need for Speed remembers what's great about the series, but why is it always online?

  • shotbyascot 02/11/2015


    I won't be buying it then. Sure, I might get a couple years value, but I don't like the idea of buying at full price to basically rent a game.
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  • shotbyascot 02/11/2015

    Excuse me for being ignorant, but this "always online" thing from the crew and this game, does that mean that if I bought one, 5 years down the line when EA cut online support the game simply won't work anymore?? Reply +20
  • Assassin's Creed Syndicate time-lapse: world in motion

  • shotbyascot 31/10/2015

    I've disliked the last few AC and didn't buy Unity.

    Thoroughly enjoying this one though and it does look very beautiful, despite portraying London in it's polluted, dirty form of those times.
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  • Rich Stanton on: From Billions to Bedrooms

  • shotbyascot 31/10/2015

    Totally agree. People need to get some perspective.

    If the highlight of your year was waiting in a 4 hour queue to pickup a console or game, there's something wrong.

    I usually just go a day or two later, don't queue at all and enjoy it just as much.
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  • Sony mentions new PlayStation 4 Gran Turismo title

  • shotbyascot 30/10/2015

    @grassyknoll Nonsense.

    You can't defend how many years it takes them to produce a Gran Turismo. The last 3 haven't even been better than the equivalent Forza games!

    Sony can't even release GT to the back catalogue, for example on Vita they could have the original on there. The PSP Gran turismo took ages and turned out awful.

    I only have a PS4 so you can't accuse me of fanboyism and I fir one am sick of waiting for GT already. Driveclub is great fun, but it's no GT or Forza.
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  • shotbyascot 28/10/2015

    @grassyknoll Your point being?

    Xbox ensures their racing fans get to play a Forza game far more often and I'm sorry, but the quality (Forza 5 excepted) has always been better too.

    Sony could do the same, but choose not to.
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  • shotbyascot 27/10/2015

    I find a long wait okay too, you're right.

    The problem is, 4 years isn't a long wait. It's probably pushing towards halfway through the console's lifespan.
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  • shotbyascot 27/10/2015

    Amazing how despite owning a PS4, I get negged for stating it's ridiculous Sony won't release a GT game until likely 3-4 years into it's life.

    It is in fact beyond ridiculous. It's a joke. Xbox One will probably have 4 Forza games by then.

    Neg away you pathetic fanboys. Truth hurts huh?
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  • shotbyascot 27/10/2015

    @PixelEdged That's what my money says.

    Hence why I'll be buying an Xbox One and Forza with it. Waiting another few years? Ridiculous.
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  • Watch: When should we review games?

  • shotbyascot 24/10/2015

    How about, anytime?

    The number of games released you don't review is silly. You're not my go to site before buying a game anymore. This ship has sailed....
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  • The Vita is dead - or is it?

  • shotbyascot 24/10/2015

    @grassyknoll Agreed.

    Also the only thing I'm looking forward to is XCOM in the go! Hopefully that doesn't get cancelled, as it's day one purchase for me.

    I have so many good games on my Vita it became good value a long time ago.
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  • Watch: Star Wars Battlefront is a bit shallow (and that's alright)

  • shotbyascot 15/10/2015

    I've pre-ordered the steel book edition from Amazon. 60 that I don't mind paying, as I thoroughly enjoyed the Beta and LOVE Star Wars.

    The "ultimate" edition (or whatever they are calling this one) via PSN, digitally, is 129 however. That is an absurd amount of money to ask for a digital game.
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  • Star Wars Battlefront beta extended until Tuesday

  • shotbyascot 13/10/2015

    I found it fun. Plus, it worked. Well.

    Honestly, there is just no pleasing some people. This put a smile on my face none of the prequel films did; a smile no star wars product has since I first bought the original film trilogy box set.
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  • PlayStation Now launches in UK, priced 12.99 a month

  • shotbyascot 09/10/2015

    Still no Gran Turismo playable on a PS4 then.

    Seriously, wtf is wrong with Sony? I didn't own PS3 so haven't played GT since PS2, I'd instantly give them money to play one, but they seem actively against the idea.
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  • Star Wars: Battlefront beta data-mined, Leia, Han Solo and Emperor found

  • shotbyascot 09/10/2015

    It's actually a lot of fun. Each to their own, I'll be buying it day one now. Reply 0
  • Apple is removing games from people's purchase history

  • shotbyascot 08/10/2015

    I worry about this on Vita, as most of my stuff is digital.

    Can someone point me to a guide on how to backup the games to a PC, sure I read you could do that (or maybe not)?
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  • Performance Analysis: Star Wars Battlefront beta on PS4

  • shotbyascot 08/10/2015

    When will it be available for download? Was hoping to start it off this morning, so it's ready when I finish work later...... Reply 0
  • PS1 at 20: Destruction Derby and the art of being an idiot

  • shotbyascot 01/10/2015

    Love this game. Still play it often on my Vita. Rubbish graphics but amazing gameplay! Which used to be acceptable. Reply 0
  • PS1 at 20: The making of WipEout

  • shotbyascot 29/09/2015

    This game was and is epic. I still play the original on Vita.

    Why Sony don't have Wipeout/Ridge Racer/Gran Turismo/Crash Bandicoot (preferably Crashracing!) on the go for PS4 is criminal.

    I mean christ, two years in and whilst in development we still haven't seen Uncharted, Ratchet & Clank or a dedicated God of War yet either.

    Sony are the real money wasters, not Nintendo.
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  • FIFA 16 review

  • shotbyascot 28/09/2015

    I bought the last three and I enjoy FIFA16 the most.

    I love it and at least the goalkeeping works.
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  • Sony: climate "not healthy" for PlayStation Vita successor

  • shotbyascot 27/09/2015

    The games are there.

    The memory card issue is what killed it. The system still costs 200 new. Then a 16Gb card I saw at 40-50. Sure, you can get a 64Gb online for 80-100 but firstly that still makes the console 300 or more with a game or two and secondly, to sell to mass market it has to appeal of shop shelves like in GAME.

    It just never represented great value, when people could buy a PS3 or Xbox 360 instead!
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  • How to exploit PlayStation TV to run all Vita titles

  • shotbyascot 25/09/2015

    @CliffPromise Funny, I prefer both to my PS4.

    That's the beauty of choice, or simply enjoying all platforms for all their best offerings.
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  • Star Wars Battlefront beta due in two weeks

  • shotbyascot 24/09/2015

    I'll get 3 days on the Beta then, at the speeds PSN gives on downloads...... Reply +1
  • PlayStation 4 CUH-1200 'C-Chassis' review

  • shotbyascot 14/09/2015

    Why puzzling design choices?

    I'll tell you why they changed it by giving you my launch console as example.

    The glossy section gets scratched, easily.

    The touch sensitive buttons are in my opinion why the console randomly turns on when I'm out, spits discs even if I'm in the middle of playing and runs the eject cycle over and over sometimes - all night once in fact!

    Sony know the original design was awful and broken, so released this update. They DECLINE to replace my console by the way.

    The fact that though this happens to many people (who are then stuffed by Sony's selective guarantee) it remains largely unreported is scandalous.
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