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  • Now TV has arrived on PS4

  • shotbyascot 23/07/2014

    @Carpetfluff True, but BBC coverage sucks nowadays. Reply 0
  • shotbyascot 23/07/2014

    So you pay 9.99 to watch the F1, but they won't actually let you watch the practice or qualifying sessions?

    This is why people pirate and illegally stream stuff.

    I'd pay 9.99 per month just for Sky F1HD. But that's wishful thinking.
    Reply 0
  • Destiny beta now available to download on Xbox One

  • shotbyascot 23/07/2014

    If anyone needs a code for the PS4 BETA I only just redeemed mine yesterday, so still have 2 others I don't need - happy to provide. Reply +1
  • Xbox One's August update adds automatic download for digital purchases

  • shotbyascot 21/07/2014

    @NathanDaviesUK Too many elements? Advertising? As you've clearly never used a PS4 you shouldn't understand so why are you judging??

    Try it. If you're not bias you'll agree, because it's fact (I owned 360 last gen as and agree it's UI was the best).

    PS4 UI is more basic, but easier and infinitely more pleasing to use - stuff is always EXACTLY where you expect to find it.
    Reply -1
  • shotbyascot 20/07/2014

    @dogmanstaruk Yeah, the games being in a list is annoying. It only needs putting into a sub level, like with TV stuff, then sub levels for game type though.

    An easy fix will come I've no doubt. My point is the rest just makes sense.

    Anything you want to find, is where it should be and easy to navigate to.

    Adding 3D Blu Ray playback is awesome though - one in the eye for Sony, no doubt.

    Let's see who is first to allowing MP3 playback from external sources!
    Reply 0
  • shotbyascot 20/07/2014

    The Xbox One may have more features, but the PS4 UI is far nicer and intuitive to use. Reply -11
  • The Last of Us: Remastered's photo mode coming in day one patch

  • shotbyascot 21/07/2014

    Holy shit, 50Gb? I don't have that to spare on a 500Gb HDD!

    Guess this'll have to be a quick play through.

    What is it with Sony systems and memory? Sure, Xbox One might be the same but I don't own that. All I know is I own Vita & PS4 and I spend more time deciding if I CAN buy and download a new game than if I want to.....
    Reply +3
  • Sniper Elite 3 has a three-part DLC campaign to Save Churchill

  • shotbyascot 17/07/2014

    Nice game, glad to have more to play but not sure I'll buy.

    A little too close to release for me to feel like they could have had this on the disc and just charged the same as other AAA games to start with.

    I hate being treated like a mug; that's why I ditched Xbox.
    Reply -1
  • Pinball FX2 Xbox One release date set

  • shotbyascot 17/07/2014

    @frazzl The base game is free but only allows play of trial tables.

    Each table costs 2-3 or some sets cost 10.

    There are Star Wars, Marvel, Street Fighter, PlantsVsZombies and many other themed tables.

    They all play with great physics and have neat features and mini games. For me though it's the sound. Star Wars tables for instance have authentic sound effects and samplings - great fun for indy game prices!
    Reply +1
  • shotbyascot 17/07/2014

    I have lots of tables on PS4/Vita. Bloody fantastic they are.

    It doesn't matter that it's the "same game", as the tables look miles better and there is only so much you can do with something static like pinball. Complaining that you only pay 2-3 per table rather than full price for a "new" game (like with FIFA) that isn't really that different, is baffling.

    I also bought pinball arcade table set at 30 and don't like it as much.....
    Reply +1
  • Sony: PS4 targeting Wii owners who skipped PS3 and Xbox 360

  • shotbyascot 15/07/2014

    They aren't actually after Wii owners, they are after Xbox owners.

    They got me, so it's obviously working.
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  • Spelunky speed run sets new world record

  • shotbyascot 14/07/2014

    Man, I really suck at that game. Even worse now. Reply +7
  • The best games of 2014 are actually from 2013 - and that's okay

  • shotbyascot 12/07/2014

    @Mikeylano Oh look, Internet hard man gets irate when someone else calls him on his cynical post.

    YOU don't get it tough guy.

    I get your point. I even agree they are easy to make and release.

    I don't agree with staying it's the ONLY reason they do it (your words).

    I'm glad they will as I've never played Last of Us having owned a 360. Sony know that I'm not alone, so there's a 2nd reason (making your post cynical, negative and thus, a bit shit).
    Reply +1
  • shotbyascot 12/07/2014

    @Mikeylano What you don't get is that the article didn't actually say they weren't doing it to make profit.

    It was a pretty pointless point you were trying to make, as apart from the article not denting anything about financial motives, EVERYTHING is done to make profit and I can assure you remakes make less of it. To have them make profit though, they improve and add more which is only good for gamers too - that's what the article is about.

    Company in shock "aiming to turn a profit" scandal!

    That simple enough for you?
    Reply -6
  • shotbyascot 12/07/2014

    @Mikeylano I'm sorry to break it to you, but even the original releases were aimed at generating revenue.

    So your statement made no sense.

    I was pointing out a re-release makes perfect sense when there is a huge market of people jumping between Sony/MS at the turn of generation. There is little difference to the first release.
    Reply -1
  • shotbyascot 12/07/2014

    @Mikeylano Actually, they are also an opportunity for people like me who owned a different brand last gen, to play them now for the first time.

    Happy to give the devs "more" money for it.
    Reply +20
  • shotbyascot 12/07/2014

    @Luke_Martin_VA; I disagree. I have more games to get through than I can.

    All superior experiences to last gen too. My PS4 was my best buy in last year, couldn't possibly go back.
    Reply -15
  • shotbyascot 12/07/2014

    I missed both Tomb Raider and Last of Us, so I'm delighted to get the experience and at reasonably lower prices compared to "new" titles.

    Last of Us is coming with lots of bonuses if pre ordered digital on PS store too, so can't complain at that; nor the price. 44.99 is a bargain, for me.
    Reply +8
  • Sega has no plans for the Wii U Virtual Console

  • shotbyascot 12/07/2014

    I think it's time for a new "Sega Ultimate Collection", but for PS4/XboxOne gen and of Saturn/Dreamcast games. Plenty to pick from:

    Panzer Dragoon
    Virtua Fighter 2
    Sega Rally 1 & 2
    Daytona USA 2001
    Crazy Taxi
    Power Stone 1+2
    Fighting Vipers
    Virtua Cop
    Sonic Adventure 2
    Test Drive Le Mans
    Metropolis Street racer
    Ferrari 355 Challenge
    Jet Set Radio

    I'd rather pay 50-70 for a selection of that, than most AAA titles on the shelves today.....Sega are nuts.
    Reply +23
  • MouseCraft review

  • shotbyascot 11/07/2014

    @CrunchingKoalas Great to see you interacting!

    Thinking about trying your game, the fact it's cross buy and plus discounted probably being the clincher.

    Don't be disheartened by a 6 on Eurogamer - they rate great AAA titles 7 so a 6 doesn't immediately put off any avid readers.

    For a 3 man studio, looks great and I'll buy to support you guys (and because I love puzzlers on Vita!). Under 10 isn't very much for a game with 6 on Euro Gamer and 9 on Sixth Axis cross buy on two platforms for me!
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  • Spinning limousine arcade adventure Roundabout release date set for September

  • shotbyascot 10/07/2014

    Am I the only one who'd rather the limo just pointed the right way?

    I must be getting old.
    Reply +4
  • Face-Off: Sniper Elite 3

  • shotbyascot 09/07/2014

    @gizmo The game isn't realistic anywhere else either, so providing you take it as just a bit of fun, it's just that.

    I also don't notice frame rate varying much at all on PS4, certainly is not detracting from playing it every night. I'm taking over an hour per level to sneak kill/snipe everyone and the reason it's fun is I can always see a few ways to do it, but can choose my way.
    Reply +12
  • Sniper Elite 3 blasts through second week as UK number one

  • shotbyascot 07/07/2014

    It's telling that, whilst I can agree it's not a perfect game, I'm playing it more than any other in my PS4 collection.

    Love taking ages over a level to sneak kill everyone possible or make it to sound disguising equipment to then snipe the whole map.

    Nice game. Not great, just nice.
    Reply +1
  • How Gran Turismo plans to save motorsport from itself

  • shotbyascot 05/07/2014

    GT has been boring for a LONG time. I never bought a PS3 primarily because GT5 was delayed years then because it was dull; plus I had a few Forza experiences by then, which blew it away.

    I'm a racing nut by the way; I just don't buy that GT is more realistic. I didn't like the handling in GT5 at all.

    Forza 6 may take me to Xbox One one day.
    Reply -2
  • NIS America Europe online store launches with "ridiculous prices"

  • shotbyascot 04/07/2014

    @Diablo13 You're right and wrong. You're looking at it over a fairly recent period.

    The pound is doing better against the Euro too (think it's over 1.25 at one point recently). But in comparison to 10 years ago, the pound has crumbled and is not strong and mighty as some will have you believe.
    Reply +2
  • shotbyascot 03/07/2014

    @gamefan If the pound was strong (which it is not) you would get more dollar for your pound, which obviously isn't the case here.

    It's down to taxation and simply getting away with what people will pay - the same reason new physical AAA game copies in Europe cost 69.99.
    Reply +1
  • Inside Sniper Elite 3's Rebellion, Britain's best guilty pleasure developer

  • shotbyascot 03/07/2014

    Haha, so many arse holes in this thread. Most probably with no job or understanding that not everything in life is perfect.

    I just bought SE3, cheap as traded in some old rubbish, thoroughly enjoying it thanks. More than Infamous anyway which hasn't been touched in weeks!
    Reply +2
  • Bandai Namco picks up Slightly Mad's Project Cars

  • shotbyascot 03/07/2014

    "Car collecting" games like GT/Forza are great. I think it's cool to mod and tune a real life everyday car in the game then blast it around roads and tracks.

    Personally I hate car games with nothing but supercars and the usual predictable sports cars.

    Someone needs to make a new Destruction Derby. But with UK style banger racing too.
    Reply +4
  • shotbyascot 03/07/2014

    I was thinking "meh", until the RS500. Oh yes please. Reply +2
  • The sickening side of the Steam summer sale

  • shotbyascot 28/06/2014

    Great article. Actually sums up my relationship with gaming now.

    I have so many games and such little time to play them that I rarely finish any as if they annoy me at all I just pop another one in instead!
    Reply +2
  • PlayStation Plus gets TowerFall, Strider and Dead Space 3 in July

  • shotbyascot 25/06/2014

    Anyone else think that PS Plus makes it a waste of money to buy any indy game on PS4/Vita when they all sooner rather than later hit for free play; but you don't like to post it too much for fear Sony will realise they're being too generous?

    Seriously as an Xbox 360 guy throughout last gen, PS Plus is an eye opener. Pisses over MS equivalent from a great height!
    Reply +23
  • DICE ponders: what did people really like about Battlefield: Bad Company?

  • shotbyascot 24/06/2014

    @Milkman1 Being bigger is a good idea.

    But they should be longer or starfish shaped for example with choke points you have to navigate or push through, rather than totally open spaces. That promotes squad and team play - something BF is gradually doing less through 3 and 4....
    Reply +2
  • shotbyascot 24/06/2014

    Bad Company 2 had 2 things BF3 and 4 miss. A sense of humour and progressive MP maps, where you actually felt you were team pressing through a map either from Conquest point to point or through better designed choke points on rush maps. Reply +10
  • Face-Off: EA Sports UFC

  • shotbyascot 24/06/2014


    Less time and willingness to wait and polish more, as the other version is done and both are good enough to release.

    How do you explain fewer effects on Xbox One? I bet it is capable of running them....
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  • shotbyascot 24/06/2014

    @Illusive_Man If they made both games from scratch but separately and as well as possible on both consoles, they wouldn't have turned out like they have. Aiming for parity always means leaving polish off.

    The PS4 is going to suffer over the lifespan from Xbox Ones lack of performance.
    Reply +1
  • Xbox One plays catch up in Japan with solid launch line-up

  • shotbyascot 21/06/2014

    @morpheus2n2 Another Brit who believes the propoganda about the pound being strong because you're out of recession. Go buy some Euros even and then tell me if you get more or less than you did a few years ago.

    This is all down to lower tax and MS pricing keenly because the Japanese don't buy in well for Xbox.
    Reply -1
  • MotoGP 14 review

  • shotbyascot 20/06/2014

    Sold. Reply +1
  • Microsoft's confusing Xbox One cloud message shifts to dedicated servers

  • shotbyascot 17/06/2014

    @funkyman Titanfall on Xbox One hasn't "sold more than any PS4 game" - it didn't even sell more than I:SS. Titanfall jointly PC and One sold more and it was out an extra week compared to Infamous. Plus that wasn't the case anywhere outside the UK.

    Grasping at straws.
    Reply +2
  • Don't Starve: Giant Edition is coming to Vita

  • shotbyascot 07/06/2014

    @Tet5ujin Then you can't take advantage of sales or PS+ games to the full, which is my complaint.

    You can't excuse memory (16-64Gb) that costs over 40 nowadays, let alone up to 100.....It's a joke and that, as much as I love Sony and my Vita, is a fact.
    Reply +1
  • shotbyascot 07/06/2014

    @Solegor The principle of what you say is right; but many of the games I have are not the type that you play through, finish and delete. Spelunky, Super Stardust, FIFA14, WRC4...Not games I ever want to delete, no and there are more.

    I enjoy a huge choice of what to play when I turn on. Hell, I still put my Wii on to play Mario World, or Mario Galaxy 2. Having them there to play is an essential idea to consider if digital gaming is to progress.

    I rarely finish games as I don't have 2+ hours per day to play but A) I don't want to delete unfinished games for no reason when i might still play them 10 years later and B) when new stuff or offers come up, I'd like to be able to download them without worrying if I physically can or not!

    Memory isn't expensive anymore. Sony have no excuse for making them expensive. It's greedy and it's utterly stupid.
    Reply +1
  • shotbyascot 07/06/2014

    @CompetitiveDad That's much cheaper, good find. I still won't pay that though, on principle alone.

    On the plus side, being short on memory make me finish more games than normal, so I then perma-delete and download another. But from Sonys point of view it makes no sense - I rarely buy Vita stuff, as when I finish one game, I've always got another PS+ title to dload for free. :/
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  • shotbyascot 07/06/2014

    @RSX901 Under 60? From where??

    Regardless that's still a rip off. At the moment in Spain, off the shelf Sony charge 49.99 for a 16Gb which is nothing short of insulting.

    The best I can find is 50-60 for a 32Gb or 84 for a 64Gb. Even if you could find one a bit cheaper, you shouldn't have to search hard to find it and it still ends in you being ripped off.

    I'm still stuck on 8Gb and have no room left, which then means basically I'm buying fewer new games online; good business sense? Really?
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  • Evocative adventure Night In The Woods is coming to PS4

  • shotbyascot 05/06/2014

    I actually prefer titles like this, as I don't have hundreds of hours to spend on AAA online shooters or RPGs....

    With my PS4 and Vita and PS+ sub, yesterday I picked up 5 games I'd never played before, for free. Yes they are free before you say I don't own them, as I've all the time in the world to finish them and get the full experience and 9.99 it cost me for 3 months (including other PS+ benefits) is a negligible cost.

    Anyone not on PS+ must be mental. Games like this will pour onto the systems over the next few years.
    Reply +5
  • Forza Horizon 2 announced for 360 and Xbox One

  • shotbyascot 03/06/2014

    @cloudskipa I'd love to know who you are. I'm convinced you're on the payroll to MS; I just wonder how high up you are.

    Does look like a cool game (loved Horizon) and kudos for building on different engines. May be what gets me to put a One beside my PS4 - if the price also drops further....

    Sony really need to get a GT out soon, Drive Club doesn't look like it's going to satisfy me.
    Reply -1
  • Sony rejigs PlayStation Plus to offer two games per month for each platform

  • shotbyascot 30/05/2014

    @cloudskipa They may not be available to new subscribers, but as far as I can tell as I have already downloaded them using my Plus sub, I will still be able to do so for as long as I keep my PS+ sub going. Last week actually it ran out. I restarted it and, shock, all the games came back!

    Bad luck fanboy. Still better value than...oh wait, Games for Gold isn't even on the One yet.
    Reply +2
  • shotbyascot 30/05/2014

    Oh FFS I just paid full price for Trine 2 last weekend.

    The one drawback to the system. Hardly any games on PS4 so maybe best not to buy any smaller or indie titles if they're gonna be free sooner rather than later....
    Reply +1
  • War Thunder imminently adding PC-PS4 cross-platform play

  • shotbyascot 30/05/2014

    I love this game. Probably put more hours into it than any other PS4 game.

    Simple but fun. Can't wait for updates!
    Reply +1
  • Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare teased for PlayStation

  • shotbyascot 29/05/2014

    This game looks fun and amazingly is the one and only Xbox One title I stare at longingly from the PS4 shelves in my local game store (except from one little expedition where I actually went over and looked at a Ryse box - bit jealous there too).

    Won't have to for much longer then I guess.
    Reply +1
  • Watch Dogs review

  • shotbyascot 27/05/2014

    No but it's certainly not an essential purchase, which this has been hyped as. Reply +19
  • shotbyascot 27/05/2014

    I knew it as soon as it was delayed. Oh well, I'll wait for a price drop I guess then.... Reply +5