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  • How I ruined Sega's financial results

  • shotbyascot 15/10/2017

    Your experience with this sounds like how all the misty-eyed Battlefront moaners on here remember the originals.

    Best left in that time, place and untouched memory.
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  • DICE offers clarification on Star Wars: Battlefront 2's controversial crate system

  • shotbyascot 13/10/2017

    @bad09 by the way, I paid Ä60 for the game new and another Ä50 for season pass. Over Ä100 then. I still play the game daily just as I did launch day.

    Sounds like pretty good value to me! Especially when you look at some special edition games being released recently.
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  • shotbyascot 13/10/2017

    I agree this new game and pay to win system is a travesty?

    Also I didnít say people moaned about progression in the first. I said they moaned about paying for DLC because they are spoilt gaming brats who were upset the game was released too early to have enough substance for them.

    They much prefer full games with pay to win loot systems!

    At the end of the day, EA (or nearly anyone else for that matter) arenít going to release a game then not want you to pay for extras or DLC. By forcing them into a corner on Season passes which are at least one payment for everything if youíre sold on their game, this loots pay to win cack is their only other option to get as much money in the door.

    Gamers donít get business motives, because most havenít much money. Sad but true (Cue the few with money who take it personally).
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  • shotbyascot 13/10/2017

    @bad09 I know what the complaints were. The game had lots of modes but little depth, few maps and no SP campaign. Fair enough.

    But thatís what was ready at the time. They didnít have Bespin, Death Star or Scarif ready on release day. I for one didnít mind paying because I still loved the base game (which rewards skill more than this new crap) and lapped up the new content which to be fair, just kept coming.

    I much preferred the experience to how I know I feel about crates and loot systems.
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  • shotbyascot 13/10/2017

    @Elderlygoose that is how it works.

    They are a business out to make money. They are always, in the current climate, going to offer either season pass style dlc or crap like this loot nonsense.

    I know which I preferred.

    The only other option is we stop buying these games all together. Thatís what people should have been advocating.

    Those who wonít buy this because of loot boxes have my respect. But it doesnít change the fact that this change was an own goal by people over reacting to the first game.
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  • shotbyascot 13/10/2017

    They are running a business. Whether it came from extra maps, extra characters or stupid loot crates, they were going to charge for things on top of the games initial cost.

    These loot crates are in because people moaned about the season pass. Implementing the crates is their (poor) alternative.

    Donít get me wrong. EA are money grabbing buffoons! But they always have been.

    Iíd much rather have paid extra for actual extra maps or characters later than this new nonsense though. That and other bad changes are down to the bloody spoiled moaners.

    Iíd of been happy for things as per the first game with new maps and characters.
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  • shotbyascot 13/10/2017

    @giorgoskatsas Thatís nonsense. Regardless of what the base game had (which was what was ready at the time of release), Gamers nowadays moan about paying anything extra after a games release.

    Now, I didnít argue with the fact that paying for a season pass sucks too but if theyíd been able to get away with it again I guarantee you they would have created new game content for us to pay for instead of this crate nonsense.

    Theyíve changed the whole bloody game pandering to the moaners. Itís worse as a result in every way except star fighter assault and visuals.
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  • shotbyascot 13/10/2017

    During the Beta a few times they disabled Star cards so they couldnít be used in matches, maybe testing to see what difference it made to the play and outcome?

    I hate the new class system. Curses on the moaners who pressured them to do it! Also moaning about dlc. Youíre responsible for this stupid crate system! Careful what you wish for.
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  • Gran Turismo Sport fixes the series' racing - but at what cost?

  • shotbyascot 13/10/2017

    @Raizing Spot on.

    Forza always gets the ďfeelĒ of driving just right but maintains a level of the fun factor.

    GT more or less gets the feel of cars, but is just utterly boring to play.

    Assetto Corsa looks dated youíre right, but with a wheel? Absolute driving bliss - puts a smile on my face anytime I race an Alfa 155 around Brands Hatch with assists off. Glorious game.
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  • shotbyascot 13/10/2017

    You need only play challenge 6.1 of the demo to know these buffoons claiming GTS is more Sim than FM7, donít know a thing about driving.

    The way the car slides with all assists off and setup properly, is comical. Would be ok if the stadium track were on Ice. Itís not.

    I just find the whole thing incredibly boring.

    Assetto Corsa is the only game worth of calling itself a racing Sim on console.

    The Forza demo was also infinitely more fun than the GTS offering.
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  • shotbyascot 12/10/2017

    GT Sport is boring. Really, really boring.

    There. I said it.
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  • The biggest Star Wars Battlefront 2 killstreaks from the beta weekend

  • shotbyascot 09/10/2017

    @PickleJuice Me too. Theyíve ruined this one - the Heroes are rubbish. They feel like dressed up Troopers with extra health. Bit boring.

    Also star fighter control is awful. What is with the roll control via right stick? Feels to randomly roll your ship when you didnít need it to, then not roll when you need it to. Bit clunky and ruined it for me.
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  • Star Wars Battlefront 2 looks like a case of being careful what you wish for

  • shotbyascot 08/10/2017

    @George-Roper You are making things up. Battlefront 1 still has loads of players.

    I can jump into any game mode within 10 seconds to play. Even now.

    Yes itís a simple game but skill matters. If youíre good at shooters you will still dominate games. That shows depth. Itís also far more like Star Wars. Over the top, with heroes who actually feel like Heroes.

    It also wasnít pay to win like this one.
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  • shotbyascot 07/10/2017

    Absolutely agree with this. Iím enjoying it but the Hero play for example is disappointing. They die FAR too easily.

    People moaned about their OP in the first, missing the point that they are Heroes from the SW Universe. Theyíre meant to be nigh on invincible.

    A lot of the pick up and play, over the top, classic Star Wars is lost for me playing the Beta. A bit like the films which are not true Star Wars anymore, giving in to the non-fans moaning about it not being gritty enough.

    Little disappointing then, but far from bad.
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  • Star Wars: Battlefront 2 plays to DICE's multiplayer strengths

  • shotbyascot 05/10/2017

    It is if you play it in the ridiculous First Person viewpoint. Itís not designed around that.

    3rd person viewpoint, skill and tactical play is rewarded. If you know how 🤔😉
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  • shotbyascot 05/10/2017

    @OurDogFudge Some people like to hate on games because theyíre shit at them. Also because they think they are owed exactly what they want each time.

    All this nonsense about Galaxy Conquest is hilarious. I mean, it was fun, but it WAS just the same thing over and over until you captured all the planets/destroyed each enemy unit.

    Land battle.
    Space battle.
    Land battle.
    Space battle.
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  • shotbyascot 05/10/2017

    Funny how all game modes are still populated and you are in game within 30 seconds even now close to the release of the sequel?

    Itís almost like comments on a Eurogamer article by self proclaimed game experts arenít gospel!
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  • shotbyascot 05/10/2017

    @Gemini_73 XD

    Iím no kid, boy.

    Also BF2, though huge fun in its day, is linear and boring now.

    Like I said, hate away on this. Itís only your loss ;)
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  • shotbyascot 03/10/2017

    @Gemini_73 Your loss. Nobody cares.

    p.s. DICEs first effort is a very fun MP game.
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  • Forza Motorsport 7 is delivering something few other driving games offer anymore

  • shotbyascot 30/09/2017

    @iztokmravlja Do you play Chase Cam? Itís god awful that way.

    Cockpit or bonnet cam and a wheel and Driveclub is huge fun. Not ďrealĒ like Assetto Corsa with wheel but it has more of a feel to it than Forza.

    I played Forza7 demo and found the camera shake terrible, plus with a pad the car snaps too quick and too unpredictable in how it grips the road.

    Still a great game though. Beautiful too even on my V1Xbox1.
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  • Star Wars film actor John Boyega narrates new Battlefront 2 trailer

  • shotbyascot 29/09/2017

    @bad09 it really isnít.

    My experience is that the first Battlefront had crap content to start but now, has plenty of varied modes.

    The gameplay is simple, taken back to the basics. But because some people canít bounce off walls using jet packs or that amazing gun they ground out, they donít win every game and thus prefer to slag it off than actually enjoy it.

    Itís a beautiful game, smooth, lots of MP modes, fair to all (best guns you start with) and some modes need real team playing. Also itís Star Wars = insta-win.

    Just my two pence 👍🏼
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  • shotbyascot 26/09/2017

    Go look at pictures of these incredibly varied and interactive LucasArts Battlefront maps you speak of and then compare them to DICE BF maps.

    Then get out. Go on, just leave.
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  • shotbyascot 26/09/2017

    Anyone who says the originals still looked better because Galactic Conquest can leave.

    I had awesome fun with the first. I also have Battlefront 2 on Vita (Elite too) and Iím sorry, people who talk about them as the pinnacle of Star Wars gaming canít remember or had young rose tinted glasses on when they last played them. Theyíre good. But theyíve aged badly.

    This is going to be AWESOME.
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  • Destiny 2 review

  • shotbyascot 16/09/2017

    I have it and it's very good. Shame it's 30fps as I notice the difference to other shooters (I'm sorry, it DOES matter), but it is a pretty game, running smooth on Pro and lots of fun is being had. Reply 0
  • Firewatch dev threatens Pewdiepie video takedown, following YouTube star's use of N-word

  • shotbyascot 15/09/2017

    @katsabas I have never heard any gamer, in any game or lobby, use that word in the moment.

    Getting upset about anything isn't an excuse to use that word, let alone over playing a video game.

    That you've somehow found me to have the problem, rather than the asshat who used that word and has a record of racist *jokes, is quite astounding (though perhaps not if we knew you?).
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  • shotbyascot 12/09/2017

    Imagine you were black, then say that.

    If your puny, tiny pathetic brain and lost soul was actually capable of empathy, you'd understand.

    My little girl has black friends. I despair at how cunts like you will make them feel one day. You are pond life to me. Lower than that in fact. Fuck you.
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  • shotbyascot 12/09/2017

    @katsabas That word is never acceptable. It's a racial slur and that's offensive anywhere. There's nothing natural about being racist. Gamers don't get a free pass you utter child.

    Just because he's a big YouTube does not mean that A) he can do/say what he wants or that B) he isn't a massive closet racist twat.

    The fact he's slipped these comments out so many times proves it was no slip. Even if it was, fuck people who use that word. Asshats of the highest order.
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  • Surprise! Minecraft is coming to New 3DS today

  • shotbyascot 14/09/2017

    The Vita version is the only one I need. Far superior to this one and easier to control.

    I hate the extra analogue stick on my New 3DS, it's awful to use.
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  • Apple reveals iPhone 8, 8 Plus, and X

  • shotbyascot 13/09/2017

    I quite like my IPhone 7. It's the first Apple phone I've owned.

    But the battery is awful. Truly. No way to replace it either. Only option? Buy a new IPhone or if I lapped up Apples solution, pay another Ä100 for their official power pack case.

    Don't think I'll buy another tbh. Liked my HTC M8 more, even though that was from a few generations back
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  • Despite low player numbers, there's more to come from Lawbreakers

  • shotbyascot 04/09/2017

    I'm shocked by this. I quite fancy it but genuinely the only thing putting me off is the worry of sitting for 15-30 mins just to get a game on PS4.

    Otherwise I'd buy this before Overwatch (which has remained stubbornly expensive since launch).
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  • Nintendo confirms SNES mini, including never-released Starfox 2

  • shotbyascot 27/06/2017

    Honestly. I'm speechless at these tactics by Nintendo.

    I know it's only a bit of plastic. I know I can get emulators to play them. Hell I have most of the games on my New 3DS.

    That's because I love Nintendo. But the fact they deny me most of their products (Switch always out of stock here in Spain, Amiibos sell out before released, Mini NES unobtainable and now mini SNES).....honestly, I actually dislike them as a company now.

    Crazy folks running that company I tell you.
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  • shotbyascot 27/06/2017

    What a joke. Pre orders sold out already and I miss out because I was on holiday and not paying attention.

    Way to treat your fans Nintendo, same with Mini NES and Amiibos.

    You can stick your Switch too .
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  • Xbox One X promises a strong and stable line-up

  • shotbyascot 12/06/2017

    This article is how I feel. I can't (yet to be fair) justify 500Ä on an upgrade, when my Xbox One will still let me play Forza 7 (the only game they showed I'll buy, despite being more of the same).

    My upgrade to PSPro only cost me Ä150 trading in my old system. Don't think I'll have change of Ä375 if I wanted to do the same up to Xbox One X.....
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  • Xbox One Scorpio revealed as Xbox One X

  • shotbyascot 12/06/2017

    Considering my Xbox One has taken a back seat to my PS4 over the last year, Microsoft haven't shown me anything to make me want to upgrade it to this.

    If I have Ä500 spare change, I'd rather stick with PSPro, Xbox One (one?) setup on my 4K display and instead try out VR or Switch, which my friends are having great fun with.
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  • Free, Star Wars Battlefront 2's downloadable content will be

  • shotbyascot 11/06/2017

    P.S. It's obvious the deluxe edition will allow you to skip grinding upgrades to the basic classes. I don't mind that. I'll catch them up quick anyway with the hours I'm sure to put in.

    There will surely be micro transactions but hopefully for things like character skins and weapon skins. Stuff that won't affect balance but that I for one wouldn't mind paying a few extra Euros for.

    They really do have a chance to make this a seriously good game. I have faith in DICE!
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  • shotbyascot 11/06/2017

    Battlefront was/is a good game. The hate it gets is ENTIRELY undeserved and comes only from those who argue the original release content was poor.

    I'd agree it was lacking, but I still thoroughly enjoyed it. The content which came with the season pass, whilst expensive, was fantastic. The free updates they also provided, were equally fun.

    In the end, it's come to be my favorite PS4 title. Easy to turn on, pretty, nostalgic and with lots of different modes, just plain fun (providing you don't play in the awful 1st person view).

    Those who say it's nothing like the original Battlefronts are delusional. The originals were great, but go play them now - they haven't aged well!

    Battlefront 2 looks like it will have lots of content off the bat, free DLC and with action across all Star Wars eras, I have faith this could be one of the best Star Wars games ever.
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  • WipEout at 4K 60fps is PS4 Pro at its best

  • shotbyascot 07/06/2017

    God damn this game is good. 4k HDR is quite a thing to behold as well.

    Can anyone help though, in photo mode how do you actually take the photo? If you hide the help and click share, you still have all the menus on screen etc. I'm missing something?
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  • WipEout Omega Collection review

  • shotbyascot 05/06/2017

    I have this pre-ordered and cannot wait to play it. Spotify Wipeout Playlist at the ready! Reply 0
  • GT Sport on PS4 Pro: 4K impresses, but what about 1080p support?

  • shotbyascot 21/05/2017

    Look forward to the excellent Pro +4K support, but I have to say this is coming across to me as possibly lacking in content, certainly lacking anything new and well, just a little bit boring? Reply +4
  • The Surge is Souls-inspired sci-fi - with better technology

  • shotbyascot 18/05/2017

    I upgraded to a 4K 55" Samsung KU set and PS4 Pro for this kind of support. Will probably pick this up.

    Hope more Devs take note!
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  • Nintendo reveals E3 plans

  • shotbyascot 12/05/2017

    Dear Nintendo,

    Switch. We like it. But a Zelda, Splatoon and Mario Kart we have for Wii U, plus one Super Mario game, isn't going to persuade us all to spend Ä400+.

    Bring news of more. Smash Bros. Animal Crossing. Metroid. F-Zero. Star Fox. 3rd party ports. Free virtual console games for subs.

    You can do it. Don't get scared now.

    Gamers of the World
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  • The appeal of Nintendo's new handheld play is plain to see

  • shotbyascot 08/05/2017

    My New 3DSXL is a wonderful thing.

    Luigi Mansion 2
    Mario 3D World
    New Mario Bros 2
    Smash Bros
    Mario Kart 7
    Mario Maker
    Zelda Link between worlds
    Zelda Ocarina of Time
    Zelda Majoras Mask
    Hyrule Warriors
    Xenoblade Chronicles
    Kirby Planet Robobot
    Animal Crossing
    Star Fox 3D
    Monster Hunter Ultimates & Generations
    Super Street Fighter IV

    Then add to that the best way to play NES or SNES games from virtual console and Indy games like Isaac or Shovel Knight.

    Wonderful console. Mine is for life.
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  • Nintendo Switch shifted 2.74m units in its first month

  • shotbyascot 28/04/2017

    All you people silly enough not to have bought a Wii U (my catalogue is seriously impressive), are in for a treat with Mario Kart today.

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  • Watch: Here's everything we know about Star Wars Battlefront 2

  • shotbyascot 21/04/2017

    @Bush_Killa-73 Yup, it has its flaws. The fact it's nigh on impossible to be a hero in standard MP games and that vehicle spawns are so bad (balance needs looking at too), certainly there's room for improvement.

    But anyone who says it's a bad game, frankly has no idea what they're talking about.

    COD:IW is a bad game (I have it and have played it 4 times). BF is a fun, great looking game (I've been playing all year and now lvl.100).
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  • shotbyascot 20/04/2017

    Love how people tear into Battlefront and this sequel. Mainly with moans of how it's nothing like the original Battlefront 1 or 2.

    I would agree that the season pass was a joke and the original release on PS4/XboxOne had virtually no content, but as a Star Wars fan, what was there was incredible to behold.

    Once all the content had dropped, had it not been for fragmented player base, it would be in my opinion a brilliant game. I've played it more in the last year than any other game.

    Battlefront on PS2 is crap to go back and play it now btw. Was good then, but nostalgia makes some people completely irrational.
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  • Civilization Revolution gets Xbox One backwards compatibility

  • shotbyascot 06/04/2017

    Forza 4 would be nice. Still the best.

    I also second Sega Rally. That game may have been criticized, but I loved it.
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  • Mass Effect: Andromeda review

  • shotbyascot 20/03/2017

    Not even recommended. *grabs popcorn Reply -29
  • Standard Tegra X1 'confirmed' as Switch's processor

  • shotbyascot 20/03/2017

    I'm not bothered so much by this, after all Switch is a portable console and it's still a significant upgrade over the New 3DS which incidentally I still play daily (as it plays my best library of games of any console I own).

    What's still stopping me from committing to buying one before the year is out, is battery life which looks useless.
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  • Dragon Quest Heroes 2: Switch vs PlayStation 4

  • shotbyascot 08/03/2017

    The Vita really is a great, capable little handheld isn't it? Still playing mine weekly and like my Wii U, I will never sell it.

    Pretty sure this is just lazy optimization for Switch.
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  • Watch: Ian plays the first five hours of Breath of the Wild on the Wii U

  • shotbyascot 04/03/2017

    @PYF Agreed. I was on it all last night and several hours this morning. Stunning game and it has really drawn me in already.

    No need to buy a switch to play it if you have Wii U. Lags occasionally but not often and it spoils nothing. Works with pro controller too which is great, though I'm finding gamepad motion controls make bow and spear aiming much faster and easier.
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