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  • Games of 2014: Threes

  • shotbyascot 25/12/2014

    Oh? Might have to purchase this on Play then, as it's mere pennies I believe.

    Happy Christmas everyone - wife gifted me Mario 3D World - so I might be gone a while!
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  • Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker review

  • shotbyascot 23/12/2014

    @Chiarafan Wii U gets lots of kids game releases such as Barbie / Monster High games, which lets be honest, whilst my daughter might enjoy are crap and get crap meta scores.

    The Wii U has in my opinion the strongest current game lineup: Mario 3D World; Zelda Windwaker; Mario Wii U; Luigi wii U; Mario Kart 8; Pikmin 3; Wonderful 101; Smash Bros; Bayonetta 2; Donkey Kong Tropical Freeze; Captain Toad.

    Not to mention the games out next year like the new Zelda, or Starfox.
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  • shotbyascot 23/12/2014

    Another must have game for my Wii U - excellent.

    It looks like the PS4 will take a secondary-seat for even longer now.
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  • Student-made Ukip parody game upsets Nigel Farage

  • shotbyascot 22/12/2014

    @DonnyDarky

    Funny, that same comment appears in the Guardian comments section by a known defender of all negative posts on UKIP.

    How much do they pay you to troll around on damage limitation exercises then?
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  • Xbox One vs PlayStation 4: Year One

  • shotbyascot 21/12/2014

    Wii U has far more innovative and fun games. The way Wind Waker HD uses the gamepad, Mario 3D World (every level a new idea), Pikmin, Wonderful 101, Mario Kart 8....

    I love my PS4, but I've just preferred my Wii U even though I've only had it for a couple of months (and the PS4 for over a year now).
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  • Forza Horizon 2 Storm Island review

  • shotbyascot 19/12/2014

    @cloudskipa Rallisport 2 was indeed brilliant, I'd have to agree if we're talking about Simcade rally games.

    If we're talking about full on arcade rally games, Sega Rally will never be topped.

    Moving forward, the WRC games are getting better and better. I have the latest on Vita and it's bloody brilliant.
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  • shotbyascot 19/12/2014

    For those asking why we're talking about Drive Club (again), it's about consistency and this article again lacks it.

    I've receive loads of free DLC, game changing extras and content for Drive Club so far; why no review on all that? Or why not at least a re-review of the game including these things (as that's what anyone buying it now gets)?

    Come to think of it, why no reviews on full new games, for example Resogun or Minecraft on Vita, before getting a review on an expensive DLC pack for an already reviewed game?

    Poor IMO.
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  • shotbyascot 19/12/2014

    @bosseye This was my point in the articles about DC vs FH2.

    Drive Club is an extremely complex racer in comparison to FH2, which is far more forgiving. I suspect the reviewer isn't very good at racing games, hence the strong, obvious preference.
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  • shotbyascot 19/12/2014

    MK1 Fiesta (though I had a soft spot for the Super Sport first) and the Metro 6R4.

    That alone would sell it to me (if I had a One).
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  • Minecraft creator Notch bought the most expensive house ever in Beverly Hills

  • shotbyascot 19/12/2014

    Designer houses. Urrrghh. Reply 0
  • Judge allows lawsuit over Killzone Shadow Fall's 1080p graphics to proceed

  • shotbyascot 18/12/2014

    @tennocyte

    I know enough about the law in the UK and Spain to know that neither come even close to the kind of private lawsuits that grace every day life in the US.

    My job has me meet thousands of people of all nationalities each year as well and I can tell you, the Americans are very much in a league of their own with this kind of attitude.
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  • shotbyascot 18/12/2014

    Americans and lawsuits.

    Twats.
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  • Assassin's Creed Unity season pass owners can now claim their free game

  • shotbyascot 18/12/2014

    @UkHardcore23 Are you serious?

    Think about why they have had to do this and then think if they deserve respect.

    Me? I'm glad I'm not in a position to claim a "free" game (it's not really free after all, is it?).
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  • Bloodborne's grisly Chalice Dungeon grotesquerie

  • shotbyascot 18/12/2014

    Not usually into this kind of game, but it looks amazing. Reply +6
  • Controversial mass murdering game Hatred appears on Steam Greenlight

  • shotbyascot 17/12/2014

    @bad09 Yes I do, but in games like Dungeon Keeper for example. I can't say I'm much inclined to sadistically slaughter innocent civilian women and children just for walking down a street. Not much of a "game" for me.

    It's fair what you say about the acts not being against "baddies", but the way they are portrayed in this game is in my opinion over the line and unnecessary. A game for me should present a challenge; this is just pandering to controversy.

    They can make it, Valve I guess should publish it (having changed my mind on that one), but people buying it are just barmy.
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  • shotbyascot 17/12/2014

    @null Everything you see, everything you hear, everything you do affects your life, plus how you feel about life and the way that you behave and feel about yourself.

    That's how human personalities are developed. If we weren't affected by things like this, we'd all be the same.

    Why is that so hard for you to understand? :/
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  • shotbyascot 17/12/2014

    @bad09


    Fictional media is something to past time, something to enjoy. Nothing more....
    So are you saying that this game is something that you would enjoy playing? What is it you think you'll enjoy about it exactly?

    GTAV for instance which as many here point out also has killing/blood you can partake in at will, I don't really enjoy those bits but do love the action scenes and driving around the city. The gory bits are part of a bigger picture.

    This game is just about being evil. So tell me, what's "enjoyable" about it to you?
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  • shotbyascot 17/12/2014

    Good article here in the Guardian, which better sums up similar to my feelings that it shouldnt be banned, rather the problem comes when strange people actually desire to buy (thus funding right wing nuts) and then actually play it.

    http://gu.com/p/448de
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  • shotbyascot 16/12/2014

    @the_rydster It's not the same though. It doesn't matter whether you can also do this, or also do that.

    This game has no point to it: Day Z does.

    If this kind of game sells well, it will not do the image of the Video Game industry any good at all.
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  • shotbyascot 16/12/2014

    @the_rydster Did I say it was? Or that they shouldn't make it even?

    No. My problem is with the sad slightly twisted people who would want to play it when there are so many real games, not focusing on mass murder out there.

    There is always a line and this is quite far over it for me.
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  • shotbyascot 16/12/2014

    Day-Z is nothing like this game. You look silly now. Reply 0
  • shotbyascot 16/12/2014

    I feel it's worth pointing out again. This game has no story and no point to it. You simply kill as horribly as possible anybody you come across.

    I don't think it should be banned, though I agree with Valve as I wouldn't stock it either, but you seriously want to take a look at yourself if you want to play this.
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  • shotbyascot 15/12/2014

    Correct decision.

    This game is a pointless, vile pile of steaming poo.
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  • Sniper: Ghost Warrior 3 announced for PC, PS4 and Xbox One

  • shotbyascot 16/12/2014

    This will have to go some to succeed, as the latest Sniper Elite on PS4 was very enjoyable. One of the handful of games I've bothered playing from beginning to end over the last 2 or 3 years in fact. Reply -1
  • Ubisoft delays Assassin's Creed: Unity's next major patch

  • shotbyascot 16/12/2014

    This is on sale in the shops too (almost price matched the Christmas offer on the store) and I still wasn't interested in biting.

    Amazing what treating your customers like idiots does for business, huh?
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  • Destiny: The Dark Below review

  • shotbyascot 15/12/2014

    such is the nature of MMOs: they take over your life
    Why people play MMOs knowing this to be true, I will never understand. I have a life, so can't/don't/won't.
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  • Rich Stanton on: GTA's growing pains

  • shotbyascot 13/12/2014

    @null

    Buy a Wii U. You might rediscover your love.
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  • shotbyascot 13/12/2014

    Spot on. GTA5 is a technical masterpiece and yes, fun to play.

    But the characters are nothing new, the story is predictable and I certainly didn't laugh once through the whole game. Not good when they're clearly going for humour left, right and centre.
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  • Video: Why you might not want to pre-order The Order

  • shotbyascot 13/12/2014

    @Cartho No they don't. Most, not all.

    They do need to continue this open and honest way of reporting, sure, but criticising them giving an opinion is just stupid.
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  • shotbyascot 13/12/2014

    @bosseye Don't be ridiculous. Do they get alpha/beta access like with this game, for every release?

    They should be honest about everything they play. Nothing more, nothing less.
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  • shotbyascot 13/12/2014

    Pre-ordering is stupid.

    A) If you wait until after release, you can read a review and if all is well, pop out and buy it. How many games has ever "sold out"?

    B) Special editions are stupid too. The extra content usually amounts to a better suit/gun/paint job. Waiting for a definitive edition or buying a season pass AFTER you read review/purchase is more sensible.

    Seriously people, stop pre ordering and games will release in better condition. YOU are the cause of broken games.

    p.s. Great article. Eurogamer showing a backbone other reporters haven't. The publishers don't hold the power; your readers, the consumers do. We're smarter than Daily Mail readers, so have faith in us to support this kind of honesty.
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  • Eurogamer readers' top 50 games of 2014 voting

  • shotbyascot 12/12/2014

    1) Mario Kart 8 (easy choice)
    2) Drive Club
    3) Last of Us Remastered (I'd never played it before having owned only Xbox)
    4) Plants Vs Zombies (how much fun??!)
    5) Shadows of Mordor

    To be honest, with the exception of Mario Kart 8 and Drive Club, whilst the others are great, there's not really a great deal of "wow" in 2014.

    Here's to 2015.
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  • PS4 20th Anniversary Edition consoles are already on eBay - for thousands of pounds

  • shotbyascot 12/12/2014

    I think they may have had their heart in the right place (though eye sideways on the publicity they knew it'd bring), but I have to agree with those who say this shouldn't have been such a small limited edition run.

    I think having more on sale for a limited but larger run, they'd still be rare but not rare enough that it's totally irrelevant (and frankly a bit stupid) to most of their fans. Like me.

    I mean, there is zero chance I'll ever have one and it does nothing to enhance their reputation in my eyes.
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  • Xbox One overtakes PS4 sales for November in UK and US

  • shotbyascot 12/12/2014

    This is good news for the competition it will encourage, but in Europe PS4 still has a healthy lead I should say.

    Here in Spain the game shops have more shelf space to PS3 than Xbox One.

    Also, is this sold to retailer or through to customers?
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  • DriveClub revisited: is dynamic weather a game-changer?

  • shotbyascot 11/12/2014

    @meupaudeoculos

    The idea that I'm claiming to like the game only because I'm a Sony "Fanboy" is, unfortunately for you, wrong because I own various Nintendo consoles as well, had only 360 last generation and fully intend to buy an Xbox One at some point too, so have no bias towards any platform or games.

    Sorry I don't fit your flawed argument, but the game is in fact just good.
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  • shotbyascot 11/12/2014

    @Lunastra78 Play it dash/interior/bonnet camera and you will love the handling. It is right in between Sim and Arcadey, so great fun.

    Personally I hate the handling from Chase camera though.
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  • shotbyascot 11/12/2014

    @temperal_indignation

    Forza Horizon 2 Weather vs Driveclub Weather https://gfycat.com/ElaborateTatteredAzurevase

    taken from this https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G9hUgxN--Tk
    Wow. Now, I don't doubt Horizon 2 is brilliant and I'd love to have it, but that's just worlds apart in the visuals stake.
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  • shotbyascot 11/12/2014

    @Playstationman I have a few videos saved of AI cars tripping over each other and even barrel rolling across the track in front of me.

    There is a bit of rubber banding going on at times, but it's an arcade racer so ensuring you're pushed all the way is part and parcel.
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  • shotbyascot 11/12/2014

    @cz_hedgehog

    Not to mention the sounds the cars make are like a symphony (once you adjust to tone down the awful tyre screeching).
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  • shotbyascot 11/12/2014

    The weather effects are incredible. I couldn't quite believe some of the visuals I was seeing as I played last night. The frame rate didn't budge either; highly impressive. It's also great fun, as you need even more bravery to keep your foot in when in the spray from 2 cars in front of you hurtling at 200 kph+ along Scottish A roads.

    Current Gen visuals are starting to find their feet. The doubters need only look here and then think about jumping now.
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  • Minecraft: Pocket Edition launches on Windows Phone

  • shotbyascot 11/12/2014

    @crazyhorse174

    Yes it's the same for me. I bought the PS3 version so I could get for PS4 on release at lower price, then also got the Vita version for free when it came.

    Played PS4 a lot, but since the Vita version released, I've only played it on that platform; the PS4 version is relegated to my library now.
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  • shotbyascot 11/12/2014

    If not on PC, Vita is the best way to play it. Reply +3
  • The Crew review

  • shotbyascot 11/12/2014

    @jetsetwillie

    I guarantee you whoever reviewed that for Giantbomb played it almost entirely from the chase camera.

    From that camera, the game doesn't do well as it's not aiming at simulation handling like GT / Forza or other full on SIMs on PC do and chase cam doesn't suit. If you want to enjoy Ridge Racer or Sega Rally, you don't play it from chase cam do you?

    From interior/dash/bonnet camera, the mix of arcade/SIM handling feels great, intuitive, responsive and most importantly, fun. You can tell that's what the Devs were aiming for and that chase cam was almost added on to keep those who only race that way happy (I have a mate I play with like that).
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  • shotbyascot 11/12/2014

    @PSfourskin "he's by no means the only predictable fanboy posting on here though. why single him out?"


    There is only one Cloudskipa, of that I can assure you.
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  • shotbyascot 11/12/2014

    @nectaris You're getting on your high horse and jumping to defend the game, before thinking about who you're internet shouting at.

    I didn't "hate" on The Crew. In fact, I categorically stated that it has much going for it.

    Anyone can review games, sure. But you're not going to get the full story from somebody who doesn't understand the intricacies of certain types of games. Me for instance; I have NO idea how to play a fighting game. Sure, I like them and appreciate an opinion on if I'll be able to pick one up and play it, but if I wrote a review it wouldn't satisfy the fighting game aficionados would it?

    The review of Drive Club missed many amazing things about the game and also seemed obsessed with a tiny detail that you get penalized at every corner if you put your wheel off circuit. Which by the way, is not even true. It was reviewed as if it was a game for the masses, which in my opinion it is not.

    The review of The Crew misses out many awful details, such as how bad the graphics actually are, but forgives it by reviewing it correctly as a game for the masses - easy to pick up, play and have some simply fun.

    Consistency, that's all I'm talking about. Plus someone to identify what a game is trying to to achieve. I'm not hating on a Crew, just pointing out that when they can dissect games and look past certain flaws (AC:U / Halo MCC / The Crew), they should be able to do the same with all games.

    In my opinion, they missed the point of Drive Club. Their review looks even worse now they've actually fixed the bloody game.
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  • shotbyascot 11/12/2014

    @PSfourskin Yes but everyone on here knows Skippy is a fanboy with predictable comments. I could write what he'll write before he does. Reply +2
  • shotbyascot 11/12/2014

    @nectaris There you go again, flying insults because you can't accept other people have opinions which vary from yours.

    My point, which is clearly over your head already, is the contradictions in the two reviews plus the variations in what is criticised and praised.

    I can see why The Crew should be praised. It's easy to play. Lots of exploration. But to seasoned racers like me, it's boring and unengaging. EG however make no attempt barely to mention let alone down score for the last gen visuals, pop in or crap AI.

    Incredibly DC was praised for graphics, but criticised for being restrictive and Eurogamer believe easy to pick up and play even to those not that into racers. DC is in fact opposite to that; it's complex and hard to master, but corner cutting has not once been an issue for me, let alone the game breaker EG said it was.

    The reviews aren't consistent for me. I think they need someone better at racers to review them; otherwise devs will only make simple, dull handling games for "everyone", not hard to Master niche stuff like DC.
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  • shotbyascot 11/12/2014

    The servers work fine now, you know that right?

    Plus you typically forget to mention how nice it is to play with a great handling model.
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  • shotbyascot 11/12/2014

    @nectaris Hive mind? You mean my mind I presume because I think it's better.

    I speak for myself....."idiot".

    Driveclub is twice as stunning graphically and (if you're any good a racers) plays far better too. The review banged on about corner cutting (as did muppets like Clouskipa who believed it was "game killing"); funnily though it's never once affected me playing.

    They are different games, I never doubted that, but giving this dull game 8 and DC 6 is a joke.
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  • DICE vows: Final Stand is not the end for Battlefield 4

  • shotbyascot 11/12/2014

    @fastharryDOtcom They can have my money for something this great, which isn't on the retail disc.

    I would hope it's included in Premium. I doubt it will be but I'd still buy.
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