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  • Destiny sequel due in 2017, "large expansion" this year

  • shotbyascot 12/02/2016

    Another Destiny article. More Destiny Bad comments. Yawn.

    In the meantime, I'm still enjoying plodding through the existing game and expansions, so appreciate knowing the stuff coming later.
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  • Splatoon sells 4m copies, bought by a third of all Wii U owners

  • shotbyascot 02/02/2016

    Though I'd bet my life Bloodborne and The Order didn't sell 4m combined to date, I like facts not speculation.

    Mainly because it then makes the argument Sony has given a lacking first party offering this gen even more damning. Then they might have to make something soon.

    I own PS4 but my Wii U is on more - Wi-Fi equipment is better to also justify using it as my Netflix device too!
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  • Star Wars Battlefront Season Pass includes Death Star map

  • shotbyascot 26/01/2016

    @bad09 That's funny as I'm enjoying it a lot.

    The season pass is a rip off but saying the game is made badly is stupid and shows a lack of knowledge, quite apart from appreciation that yours isn't the only opinion out there.
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  • shotbyascot 26/01/2016

    If this turns out to be four new maps/locations for the 50 season pass, I'm going to be very upset.

    I hope it's 4 maps in each of 4 expansions. At least.
    Reply +3
  • Our best look yet at the promising Planet Coaster

  • shotbyascot 26/01/2016

    I play RCT3 everyday on Ipad, it's great.

    I also have 1 and 2 on my laptop though and they also rock. About time we had a new one!
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  • New Paper Mario game coming to Wii U - report

  • shotbyascot 23/01/2016

    I love my Wii U. It will never be sold. No idea why you'd think it was dead?

    I second wishing Nintendo would release Gamecube games to virtual console. I never owned one so missed out on a huge number of top titles.
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  • Why the internet is in a flap about Nintendo's NX console

  • shotbyascot 20/01/2016

    And so it begins.

    In the meantime, my Wii U and 3DS still cut it.
    Reply +24
  • Hitman is now fully episodic

  • shotbyascot 16/01/2016

    @dimtso Sorry how does this compare to a demo?

    Demos weren't always "play the first bit", they'd often be a little sample of the games best features. Then you'd still have to pay to actually play the full thing anyway? Demos were also far from conclusive as to if you'd enjoy a game or not and would anyway normally only be released a few weeks before a full game, to avoid you losing interest before buying the full game (so if this were a demo instead you'd be waiting a lot longer before they let you play it).

    This is not comparable as you're actually going to play through the same full game at the same price as if it were released all in one go - with the advantage that you get to play it sooner AND if you get bored or don't like it, not have spent on the full game.

    Oh and by the way there are still demos of various games on all platforms.

    I think you simply don't get it - there's nothing ripping you off here. You either have zero patience, or just like to complain for the hell of it.
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  • shotbyascot 15/01/2016

    A) if you only want the full game, wait until it's all released, then buy it. If they released it all in one go, it would likely release around the same time anyway.

    B) for people like me who otherwise wouldn't buy it, I'm now tempted. I can try the first bit for not very much, then decide to continue or not. I don't have 10-50 hours to plow into a game within two weeks of launch anyway. If you do, you need to get out more.

    The key point is the cost of the whole thing will be the same or less than normal release AAA games, so they're not ripping anyone off any more than normal.
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  • Ratchet & Clank PS4 out April 2016

  • shotbyascot 13/01/2016

    Surprised nobody has commented on the price? Pretty sure I saw this under 35 (under 28) on PS Store for pre order.

    That's half the price of usual full PS4 games here in Spain (normally 69.99). I'm interested now.
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  • Not a Hero gets PS4 release date but canned on Vita

  • shotbyascot 12/01/2016

    @ThrowingTuba exactly. Many games I'm in the fence to buy, like this, I have done because of cross buy.

    I understand their reasoning, but they've likely lost my sale now.
    Reply +4
  • Why Destiny fans think the series is headed to Mercury

  • shotbyascot 12/01/2016


    I didn't do the silly thing and buy it at launch. I bought the base game with all DLC (including Taken King) and even a free level up, for under 30. So I'm currently thoroughly enjoying the game, thanks!
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  • shotbyascot 12/01/2016

    @ahrmon Of course I appreciate people having an opinion, but it's blatantly obvious that those saying it's a steaming pile of turd, or the worst game ever are either misinformed or sore in some way.

    A bit like those who say any particular console is awful, or terrible, or crap. You can have a preference, but saying things like that just makes you look stupid.
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  • shotbyascot 11/01/2016

    By the way, it cost me next to nothing and I spend nothing extra on it.

    Also levelling up is faster than Battlefront or COD or Battlefield.

    So yeah....
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  • shotbyascot 11/01/2016

    It's funny when reading the hate and dislike for Destiny. I joined in since it's launch.

    However with The Taken King on offer on PSN I bought it and I have to say - it's absolutely brilliant. Granted I play it mostly on Co-op, but even in SP I'm thoroughly enjoying it.

    It provides reward, beautiful visuals, interesting story, challenging gameplay and something a lot deeper than the shallow Battlefront experiences.

    Those slagging it off are probably just sore that the latest COD map pack is rubbish. Or, haven't actually played it.
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  • PS Plus free January offerings include Hardware: Rivals and Grim Fandango

  • shotbyascot 05/01/2016

    @ClemFandango Maybe a little cynical, but it stops people like me from lining up PS3 games even though I don't yet own one.

    I might well pick one up one day, they are likely hoping I'll have less to download when I do.

    Either that or PS3 is facing an imminent perma-death.
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  • shotbyascot 04/01/2016

    Disappointing that they now dont let you click own the PS3 or vita games via the ps4 dash.

    Sly and greedy I bet.
    Reply -1
  • Readers' top 50 games of 2015

  • shotbyascot 02/01/2016

    Think I ought to try Witcher 3 then.... Reply +38
  • Eurogamer's top 50 games of 2015

  • shotbyascot 01/01/2016

    I do find it a little surprising that Fast Racing Neo for Wii u isn't on there. It's great and very, very challenging.

    I guess that's why we haven't seen anther Rollcage or Wipeout on PS4 though - futuristic racers are just not popular :(
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  • Eurogamer's Game of the Year 2015

  • shotbyascot 01/01/2016

    I can appreciate that it's an impressive game, but I bored of it quickly.

    Mind you, I don't often get long to play games and it's not exactly a pick up and play title!
    Reply -1
  • Digital Foundry vs Fast Racing Neo

  • shotbyascot 13/12/2015

    Looks cool, I'll pick this up in the new year. Sony really need a PS4 Wipeout though, that would make a killing.

    Can't for the life of me understand the lack of racing games on PS4?
    Reply +29
  • The games of 2015 we (shamefully) missed

  • shotbyascot 07/12/2015

    I must have missed a Gran Turismo game........


    Well surely then I missed a Wipeout or Motorstorm game?

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  • Surprise! Nuclear Throne is out today

  • shotbyascot 06/12/2015

    @Peeto Yup, the Vita is the platform for games like that. Good to hear it's a good port and cross buy, that may just make me bite.

    With these and soon hopefully Xcom hits, who said Vita is dead! I'm on holiday and I took it with me over my 3DS.
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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!
    Reply +14
  • 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.
    Reply +16
  • 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.
    Reply +1
  • 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.
    Reply -38
  • 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.
    Reply +6
  • 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.
    Reply +1
  • 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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