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  • Digital Foundry: Hands-on with Metal Gear Solid 5

  • shotbyascot 28/08/2015

    @FuzzyDuck Regarding your post on shoddy PS4 build quality and design, I agree.

    My launch console spits discs, falls to read them and beeps away trying to eject empty disc trays. Sony tell me simply "deal with it, we can't help".

    Piece of crap IMO. Now Xbox one is performing better and still no sign of GT on PS4, considering a swap myself.
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  • Amazon Underground makes hundreds of F2P Android games actually free

  • shotbyascot 27/08/2015

    @BoredGame Oh God, you went there. Look, how exactly do you propose all the services and infrastructure you enjoy daily get paid for? Or your NHS? Or the military which secured your freedom?

    I'll tell you how - taxes.

    Amazon make huge profits operating from within the UK. By simply running a few "HQ" offices in places like Luxembourg, they avoid paying what they should and others do. They are the real problem, not minor problems like benefit cheats or illegal immigrants.

    Aim your anger at the right places.
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  • shotbyascot 27/08/2015

    @BoredGame They just happen to be conveniently based in a country with a lower tax rate, huh?

    Still doesn't change the fact that their UK profits are made from UK money. Nobody is arguing that it's illegal, rather that it's A) immoral and B) bad for the UK economy.

    They are essentially taking tax money that should stay in the UK, elsewhere. In particular, away from local businesses. It's not sustainable in the long term and its very bad for everyone who lives in each country they pay no corporation/income tax in.
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  • WRC 5 brings together hardcore racing talent for its modest, fun reboot

  • shotbyascot 26/08/2015

    This should be fun. I still play WRC4 on my Vita, which is great fun. Kind of like the original Colin McRae games, it's not realistic but gives a great impression of the speed and thrill rallying provides. Reply 0
  • Earth Defence Force for PS4 and Vita confirmed for Europe

  • shotbyascot 25/08/2015

    But yeah, the Vita is dead.

    Mine just clearly didn't get that news yet, as it's in use daily and this would suggest will be for a while yet.
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  • Star Fox Zero, Xenoblade Chronicles X, Mario Tennis release dates

  • shotbyascot 24/08/2015

    @lucky_jim I play my Wii U most despite also having PS4, 3DS and Vita because I have to play on it:

    Mario 3D World
    Zelda Windwaker HD
    Mario kart 8
    Super Smash Bros
    Mario Bros Wii U
    Luigi Wii U
    Captain Toad
    Splatoon (brilliant!)
    Lego City
    Mass Effect 3
    Mario Galaxy 1
    Mario Galaxy 2
    Mario Bros Wii
    Nintendo Land
    Super Mario World SNES
    Mario Kart SNES
    Zelda link to the past SNES
    Mario 64
    Zelda Ocarina of Time
    Zelda Minish Cap
    Mario Bros 2 NES

    I'll also be getting Xenoblade, Yoshis Wooly World, Star Fox, Mario Tennis and hopefully Zelda Wii U.

    I'm sorry, but that's a better line-up than either other main stream console (though I do like them all). Buy one!
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  • The least realistic things video games think cars can do

  • shotbyascot 24/08/2015

    You can change setups yes, but even then it's still crap and unrealistic on some (not all) cars. You can fiddle a lot with car setup on "non Sims" too though, why is that a plus point? Have they deliberately set the default to "throw them off the track"? Why?

    It's boring. Have you even tried fiddling with the awful console menus? You can't even alter the setup in the garage during time trial. You have to come out, tune, then go back into trial again. It's just bad.
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  • shotbyascot 24/08/2015

    @ABC123XYZ Of course you don't think that. Everyone who races thinks,they are A) best at it B) still best at it.

    I don't mind people acting like they know more about racing, as it's natural and actually I admire the passion because I have it too.

    Yes, I was talking about the console version and yes it really is quite awful with some cars. Not entirely mind, the FF's are an absolute hoot and actually not too bad Sim-wise.

    The karts are awful though. I mean, compared to other games it diss an okay job giving the sense of speed and directional change possible, but it is jerky and the graphics/frame rate ensure it is not realistic.

    Still, even the full on F1 simulators aren't exactly spot on either. That's my point though, whilst they may be classed as simulators, they are all still a way off being realistic.
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  • shotbyascot 24/08/2015

    You said it. A "Sim" only means you spend longer setting the damn control and car setups.

    For me no game has yet come close to replicating real car physics. The way cars jerk around and spear off the road in project cars though, is particularly bad.

    The single seaters fare better to be fair.
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  • shotbyascot 24/08/2015

    @ABC123XYZ I don't give out personal information about my life online, so you'll just have to wonder.

    Not sure what exactly I'm making up, but if you have issues then they are just that - yours.

    The fact is I know cars, I know how they handle and anyone who thinks that the way they behave in project cars is "realistic", needs to get a grip.

    I mean, it's not a bad game - there's a great one in there. It's just not what some people claim and in my view, no good for console players.
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  • shotbyascot 23/08/2015

    In reply to the many replies, any game in which you have to spend hours trying to perfect just the control setup, to ensure your car doesn't spear off the road with a perfectly rational input response, is not good.

    Sure if you have loads of time to do so that's great, but I don't. The standard controls suck and I've ZERO idea how to fix that for me.

    The "crap player blames game" line doesn't bother me. I've been playing racing games since most of you were a twinkle in your mummys eye and actually have raced real cars (or just have a license unlike some). Project Cars is so far from realistic, it makes Need for Speed look Sim-like. Anyone who's driven a real car fast knows this.
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  • shotbyascot 23/08/2015

    Project Cars should have featured here. The twitchy handling is awful and so far from simulation, it makes people who say it is look like they've never driven a car before let alone raced one. Reply -8
  • Uncharted: the Nathan Drake Collection is more than just a remaster

  • shotbyascot 23/08/2015

    @TheDarkSide I don't ever take offense to anything on the internet. That would be silly. I usually get my point across, then don't even bother checking for or replying to further notifications, as I don't give mine looking for an argument.

    I do agree it'd not be the same without him, but he's on better form when he doesn't come out with poorly decided opinions, that are based on contradictory to evidence in front of his face.

    It's also better when he doesn't curiously side with members who are casually firing around silly, unsubstantiated accusations of homophobia and racism.
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  • shotbyascot 23/08/2015

    @TheDarkSide Everyone gets abuse from the idiots now and again.

    Skippy just generally has more people disagree with him, more often. Usually because he's on his pro-Xbox, anti-Sony crusade. That's hardly abuse. Take this thread for instance. He says that it's clearly a simple re-master.

    The guy is a bait merchant. Funny sometimes, occasionally right but my guess is he loves the attention.
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  • shotbyascot 23/08/2015

    @cloudskipa The problem in my opinion is not that there are angry people, as those idiots are present anywhere in life.

    The problem is more that there are some, like you and Frazzl, who cannot accept that when others disagree with your opinion it does not mean that they are either A) wrong, B) fanboy of opposing console or C) likely to get less angry if they are idiots already flinging insults around.
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  • shotbyascot 23/08/2015

    @frazzl If you think I am a Sony fanboy, you clearly have some kind of anti-Sony thing going on yourself. Try reading my post history, it shows nothing of the sort, rather in fact a growing dislike of Sony.

    I'm pretty sure you won't be able to get your head around that, as it doesn't fit your victim & superiority complexes.

    Whilst there are several others in here acting like pathetic children, you have jumped clean aboard with them. This leaves you wide open to criticism as well - deal with it.
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  • shotbyascot 23/08/2015

    @cloudskipa You really are a fool. I wasn't debating if he has a cool reaction to heckling from the admittedly present fanboys and abuses members (though he clearly doesn't, as he has an inherent ability to throw childish insults himself).

    My point is that drawing the line to say he's one of the only members here who are rational and calm in the face of insult/heckling, is stupid.

    Also, to state that this game is a simple re-master displays a total lack of understanding of games and the development they receive - but hey, that would be getting back to the point, wouldn't it?
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  • shotbyascot 22/08/2015

    @cloudskipa The whole article shows there is more going on than a simple remaster. Did you read it?

    You have been far more rational recently in your posts, but deciding and stating that frazzl is one of the few with an opinion you respect, shows how far up your own arse you are (no doubt frazzl will think I just accused you of being gay with that comment - news flash; anal sex isn't just for gay men!).
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  • Nintendo patents console without a disc drive

  • shotbyascot 22/08/2015

    If it was a handheld and home console in one with a bit of grunt, I wouldn't care if it didn't have PS4 power.

    I'd rather they stopped pissing around with virtual console and release as many NES/SNES/N64/GC games as they can for it.

    Alongside the MP potential, New versions of their best IPs, 100% I'd be in.
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  • It looks like Telltale's Back to the Future will launch on PS4, Xbox One

  • shotbyascot 20/08/2015

    @IronSoldier I've never played it before.

    Go figure, you depressive, negative moron.
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  • Video: Ian plays the Black Ops 3 beta, is rusty

  • shotbyascot 20/08/2015

    How absolutely boring.

    Your opening paragraph describes my relationship with COD perfectly. My "clan" (group of close friends in real life) were all conquering on COD:W@W and MW.

    After that, it just got tedious and we gradually stopped playing together, then individually.

    They need to do W@W II. That game was perfectly paced, had incredibly detailed maps and encouraged team play. Ditch this jet pack fuelled run around on a one man mission bollocks it's turned into now.
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  • Unauthorised Amiibo device tricks Wii U with data for any figurine

  • shotbyascot 18/08/2015

    I actually like the figurines so I'm not bothered about "cheating the system".

    As a Nintendo fan, I buy characters I like because I like how they look on top of my Wii U and 3DS. The content they unlock is secondary for me - a nice bonus.

    I only have Mega Man and Villager so far, but reckon I'll probably pick one up now and again when I see another I like. €10.99 now and again is harmless as I feel no urge to "collect them all".
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  • The Force is strong with the limited edition Darth Vader-inspired PS4

  • shotbyascot 18/08/2015

    Yes they are that. Laws are similar, however trying to do anything about them is much harder.

    No small claims courts here! :(
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  • shotbyascot 18/08/2015

    @SeeNoWeevil It's GAME. Not just that, it's GAME in Spain.

    The staff won't help with anything that involves deviating from the standard "call Sony" line. Christ, they can't even use both tills when they have a shop full, queue out door and 3 staff on.

    Sony have disappointed me most. They know about this problem, yet will not do ANYTHING to help. But a patch on the service I got from MS with my several broken 360s last gen. I don't mind when things break - but bad service I don't forget.
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  • shotbyascot 17/08/2015

    Don't do it. My launch PS4 is virtually broken already. It fails to read discs, spits discs out, beeps away for minutes on end trying to eject discs which aren't in. On top of that, both remotes I have are falling apart, despite being cared for, used normally and never dropped.

    Sony refuse to fix or replace under the 2nd year of my guarantee, which is disappointing. I simply won't be buying another when it finally packs in (won't be long). 21 months out of a €400 console, is a joke.

    I'm sure there'll be lots of "my console is fine" comments and I'm happy for you, truly. But I'm not the only one with this problem and all Sony want to do is post a temporary fix of "switch off then switch back on". Not. Good. Enough.
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  • The Witcher 3 patch 1.08 boosts console performance

  • shotbyascot 13/08/2015

    I can be bothered with this. Massive multiple patches for every game you buy. My memory is full because 500Gb was far too little. All for games which improve only a little over last gen.

    I play Wii U more than my PS4.
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  • Mega Man Legacy Collection release date set this month

  • shotbyascot 06/08/2015

    I'm going to need a few spare controllers now...... Reply 0
  • Toy Soldiers: War Chest release date set in two weeks

  • shotbyascot 30/07/2015

    I loved the first two.

    But any game which announces as much in DLC as is offered in the core game before it even launches can get lost.

    Toy Soldiers is great. But it's €20 great, not €40+ great....
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  • Dragon Quest 11 coming to 3DS, PlayStation 4 - and the NX

  • shotbyascot 28/07/2015

    NX this, NX that. Just you lot keep posting articles like this, I couldn't care less because in the meantime, I'm genuinely sat at this moment enjoying the 12 amazing games I haven't yet completed on my Wii U....whilst also watching TV :) Reply +2
  • PS4 keyboard / mouse controller replicates PC FPS-style gaming

  • shotbyascot 28/07/2015

    Oh FFS.

    Devs had better start offering gamepad only lobbies if this starts to become more common on console.
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  • Rich Stanton on: Playing human in Earthbound

  • shotbyascot 18/07/2015

    I have a Wii U and have been close to buying this several times. I'm stopped only at the thought it will feel old and a bit limited to play even for the first time, as it would be for me.

    This article is making me think that won't be a problem! Reads like an Essential.
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  • Batman: Arkham Knight's first major DLC falls short

  • shotbyascot 15/07/2015

    I just bought this (it's clearly still "new") and there's €40 DLC already?

    Ok then. No.
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  • Face-Off: F1 2015

  • shotbyascot 15/07/2015

    Sure I read a comment there saying the Xbox version plays better and PS version only looks better.

    Wow. Just wow......
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  • Rocket League review

  • shotbyascot 13/07/2015

    Absolutely brilliant game. So much fun, almost worth a PS4 just to play this online or with mates! Reply +4
  • Disney Infinity 3.0 release date set for August

  • shotbyascot 09/07/2015

    @cheese101 Me, for my little girl, who enjoys it slightly more than Battlefield.

    I might not buy this one now actually, in protest that they didn't do the sensible thing and bundle the original characters in the starter set. The price for the extended bundle is almost as outrageous as the €109 charged for the premium Batman on PS4 here in Spain.
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  • Star Wars Battlefront on PS4 shows huge promise - but needs work

  • shotbyascot 05/07/2015

    As long as it looks and sounds like Star Wars and is fun to play, I couldn't care less about it being perfect or like anything others say it should be!

    I'm hyped.
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  • Is DriveClub finally up to speed?

  • shotbyascot 02/07/2015

    This game requires more "keep your foot in half a second longer" confidence than any other racing game I've played. Exhilarating when you pull it off. Reply +4
  • There's a new London studio making an amazing looking racing game

  • shotbyascot 01/07/2015

    I'm just waiting for that prat on here (can't remember who) who argued with me the other week that playing mobile games is just as enjoyable as playing a 3DS or Vita.

    This is the kind of game that idiots like him get to play. Hilarious!
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  • PlayStation Plus July Instant Game Collection revealed

  • shotbyascot 01/07/2015

    Hmmm, first reaction was "this looks crap".

    But then, Rocket League looks kinda fun, have fancied Master of Shadows for quite a while, Geometry Wars will be a nice addition to my Vita and I have been inches from buying Mousecraft many times so this is good news, especially as i'll get it for my Vita too!

    So actually quite looking forward to this month.
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  • Digital Foundry: Hands-on with PlanetSide 2 on PS4

  • shotbyascot 28/06/2015

    @Suarez07 Fuck the PC brigade? That's a nice tough attitude to have.

    Unfortunately, just because the internet gives you protection to act big and tough, it still doesn't mean you should do or say whatever you like whilst navigating it. You can't, in fact, do whatever you like in life, that's just a fact it takes children time to grasp.

    I mean, you can do what you want of course, but you can expect people to think you're a massive dick, like this LAG guy.
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  • Shuhei Yoshida on saving The Last Guardian and PS4 in Japan

  • shotbyascot 28/06/2015

    @MattEvansC3 Of course, but the point is that even a console Sony largely ignores and which has let's,face it flopped as a result globally, can do decent business in Japan if it has the games they like to buy.

    Japanese game sale on new funnily enough, on vita and PS4....loads of great games to pick from.
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  • shotbyascot 27/06/2015

    Vita has loads of great Japanese games. As a result it's not a flop there, like it is elsewhere.

    If they make the games Japanese consumers want on PS4, sales will go up.
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  • The best Wii U games: June 2015

  • shotbyascot 26/06/2015

    Updating the lists as new top games come in is an excellent idea.

    Not sure what the "New content for DK Tropical Freeze" message I received (which brought me back here) was about though? :/
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  • Digital Foundry vs Xbox One backwards compatibility

  • shotbyascot 21/06/2015

    @Caffeinated No, we don't. Funny how not everybody is the same as you, huh?

    I have no desire to have 10+ consoles around my home, so emulation and BC is welcome for me. I also enjoy old games as much as new, as I find graphics secondary in my gaming experience.
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  • Digital Foundry: Hands-on with Batman Arkham Knight

  • shotbyascot 19/06/2015

    You can always rely on Rocksteady to produce the goods. I knew that when I first heard they were developing this.

    I've no money to buy nor time to play further games, having just bought Splatoon and Project Cars within the last month (my wife would kill me if I bought more), but this is absolutely going to be bought at some point within the next couple of months.

    Let's see if the public put their money where their mouth is and support a developer who doesn't release a half finished game.
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  • Evolve is getting a second Season Pass next week

  • shotbyascot 18/06/2015

    Microsoft did this with Forza on 360, but the DLC they released after the season pass they didn't call a 2nd season pass, so there was less rage.

    One of the reasons I didn't buy Xbox One. I stand by my view from then, that a season pass should simply mean access to every single bit of DLC produced after the main release.
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  • Microsoft readying an Xbox One Rare collection

  • shotbyascot 15/06/2015

    Jesus, MS really have their act together. Sure, this is just remakes, but Blast Corps, Banjo 1+2, Conker, Perfect Dark, Banjo Nuts and Bolts (epic game) and viva piñata, for £20?

    Take my money (for a new Xbox one with some of my 360 library too)!
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  • Microsoft announces native Xbox One-360 back compatibility

  • shotbyascot 15/06/2015

    Oh bugger, they've gone and done it. All those games I owned and loved on 360, if I can double up with them and play the One's library.

    I think I may be sold. Bit sad really, but that's what has done it!
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  • Telltale's Jurassic Park would have been a great film, but it was a poor game.

  • shotbyascot 14/06/2015

    Just been playing The Wolf Among Us this morning, not finished it yet but IMO it's Telltales best game to date. Reply +2
  • Nintendo heads into E3 with its hands tied

  • shotbyascot 14/06/2015

    @Bickle2 You'll guarantee it? That's a bold statement when you have zero idea who you are betting with.

    Just to point out (as you appear to be ignoring facts in your crusade to appear like THE Japanese electronics expert), I've only commented once in reply, so how I can "keep" making any point I'm not entirely sure.

    I suspect you're not half as bright or successful, as you're attempting to appear to be.
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