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  • Gran Turismo Sport ditches one of the series' big features

  • verynaughtyboy 31/05/2016

    Gran Turismo used to be a flagship title for Sony; a source of great pride. These days I feel it's accomplishing the opposite: delayed and underwhelming releases have tarnished its once impeccable reputation. As ever, I'll save judgement for the final article (which these days we don't see until quite some time after release) but there are too many high quality alternatives for GT to live off its reputation from years passed. Reply +13
  • Dear Donald: How video games could help you trump Hillary

  • verynaughtyboy 28/05/2016

    Is there an American political site where I can read a painful attempt at gaming satire?

    No, because they know their limits.
    Reply +3
  • The Last Guardian re-emerges, on track for 2016 release

  • verynaughtyboy 27/05/2016

    @geordiek

    That episode killed me! I literally have refused to watch it again.
    Reply 0
  • verynaughtyboy 27/05/2016

    I cannot wait for this game... it's the reason I bought a PS3!!!!

    Seems appropriate that it releases in the same year that Leicester win the Premier League.
    Reply +17
  • More powerful Xbox One planned for 2017 - report

  • verynaughtyboy 25/05/2016

    @TristanPR77

    How well PS4's have sold is irrelevant to my point. Both companies ought to have produced more technically able machines.
    Reply -2
  • verynaughtyboy 25/05/2016

    I guess Microsoft and Sony are simply getting around to releasing the consoles they should have released in the first place Reply +2
  • Face-Off: Doom

  • verynaughtyboy 21/05/2016

    @grassyknoll

    What a great idea for a forum. It would be nice to have a productive forum on here! Please let me know if you set it up.

    Also, you got negged for that comment. I despair, honestly!
    Reply +5
  • That time I was blacklisted by Sega while editing a Sega magazine

  • verynaughtyboy 21/05/2016

    This article should have been called "DCUK TALES"! Reply +167
  • Elite Dangerous: Horizons hits Xbox One 3rd June

  • verynaughtyboy 20/05/2016

    @Spiders

    I'm not taking the piss, I promise, I just think it's hilarious that you're saying that what a space-game needs is atmosphere.

    That's irony, right...
    Reply +7
  • Uncharted 4's wonderful accessibility options

  • verynaughtyboy 20/05/2016

    @FrozenMetalHead

    Do it! You can casually hold the pad with one hand, thumb on button, and take a big slurp of coffee!
    Reply +1
  • verynaughtyboy 20/05/2016

    I was so glad to be able to switch off repeated button pressing. I'm fortunate enough not to have any health issues, but the frantic button pressing drives me mad, destroys (expensive) pads, and I usually pull a muscle in my shoulder because I hunch when I do it!

    I'm an old fart!
    Reply +41
  • Why we're all in awe of Uncharted 4's physics

  • verynaughtyboy 18/05/2016

    @hazzatori

    *could have
    Reply +43
  • Finally, the Batman: Return to Arkham collection is official

  • verynaughtyboy 18/05/2016

    @ZoidbergForPresident

    "As a PC player owing the originals: meh."

    What do you owe them?
    Reply +2
  • Sony E3 2016 press conference time, date detailed

  • verynaughtyboy 17/05/2016

    @mega-gazz

    I genuinely don't know what he thinks. He seems to think that a new console will improve the scarcity of console games running at 60fps, a silver bullet of sorts, and not recognise the reasons why we don't get lots more games with higher frame rates.

    As far as I'm concerned, I have no problem with the principle of a PS4 Neo. I have to wait and see what it offers and how it will affect the original model. We literally only have leaks and hearsay right now so I don't have a proper opinion.

    If it's a significant enough step up from what we have now, then sure, I'm open to getting one at some point.
    Reply -4
  • verynaughtyboy 17/05/2016

    @Master09

    "I would love to play games like Uncharted 4 , Bloodborne at 60FPS whether its at 720p, 900p or 1080p and I am getting negged for wishing the Neo is capable of that."

    I don't think that's why you are getting negged. Your original post wasn't particularly clear. Why are you asking for a PS4 Neo capable of 60fps? Don't you realise that the PS4 is capable of 60fps if the graphics are less demanding? If the PS4 Neo is significantly more powerful then games won't necessarily be running at 60fps: there is an image obsession in this past-time and games might end up looking better but still only run at around 30fps. There has to be a will on the part of developers for games to run at 60fps, if there is then games will be 60fps.

    Your original post didn't seem to acknowledge this simple truth, so you probably got negged by people on that basis. It's a bit off saying that the only people that neg you must be crazy fanboys.
    Reply +13
  • verynaughtyboy 17/05/2016

    I'd settle for a carved-in-stone release date for The Last Guardian. Reply +12
  • verynaughtyboy 17/05/2016

    @master09

    What do you mean by "a PS4 Neo capable of 60fps"? All the consoles are capable of 60fps. And the most powerful PC in the world if pushed too far would not be capable of 60 fps.

    So what exactly do you mean?
    Reply +39
  • Uncharted 4 UK sales up 66% on Uncharted 3

  • verynaughtyboy 16/05/2016

    @IronSoldier

    I really like U3, although I preferred it on my second play-through; I guess it just couldn't match my expectations at the time.

    I've never been too bothered about playing at 30fps. However, having played the Nathan Drake Collection and then going to U4, I actually found it rather jarring. I'm a few hours in now and I've adjusted to it, it's not stopping me from enjoying the game anymore, but all the same I'd love to play U4 at 60fps. Will the NEO be able to do it? I doubt it somehow.
    Reply +3
  • verynaughtyboy 16/05/2016

    @IronSoldier

    I accidentally posted my last comment prematurely, I've completed it. I think that hindsight makes it clear that U3 was not quite on the same level as U2, but I feel that at the time that wasn't so clear. It just seemed to me in the build up to its release and at release (purely subjectively, of course) that U3 was as good, or at least within a hairs breadth. Considering how good U2 was this did nothing to dampen anyone's enthusiasm at the time. As a result, U3 sold better than U2. Thus U4's sales figures are impressive. Am I misunderstanding you or are you disagreeing with that?
    Reply +3
  • verynaughtyboy 16/05/2016

    @IronSoldier

    Hi Iron. I'm not having a go at you, as you know I like you, but I'm not quite following your 3 point comment regarding U4 sales beating U3 sales.

    Whilst it's true that U2 is now almost universally accepted as being better than U3, at the time there were still reviews claiming that U3 was equal or even superior to its predecessor. IGN gave it a 10, a perfect score that they didn't award U2.

    Add the fact that U3 beat opening sales of U2 by over 30% in the UK, we see that U4 has actually done very well. Especially is this true if we factor in the size of the user base compared to the size of the PS3 user base at the time of U3's release.

    All in all and by any standards, U4 has done very well.
    Reply +9
  • verynaughtyboy 16/05/2016

    I just have to share this brilliant and subtle reference to Raiders of the Lost Ark (doubtless one of Uncharted's most significant sources of inspiration) contained in Uncharted 4. No spoilers!!!

    Drake is looking for a particular gravestone. I approached one that wasn't the right one, and when Drake reads the years written on it which show it to be the wrong stone he says, "Bad dates!" You then hear Sam laugh.

    I flipping loved that!
    Reply +25
  • Nine ways the the 8-bit era made gaming what it is today

  • verynaughtyboy 15/05/2016

    @Riggerto

    Is your wife a console gamer?
    Reply 0
  • Combat fatigues: How Uncharted is a walking simulator in action game's clothing

  • verynaughtyboy 14/05/2016

    @timeless001

    I'm trying to get her to understand that you, I, along with some others, are basically the Justice League / Avengers of the Eurogamer comments sections.
    Reply +2
  • verynaughtyboy 14/05/2016

    @timeless001

    Good catches there. I'm very fond of a double negative!! :oD

    Funny enough, I only quickly glanced at his comment and then wrote a reply. My wife was impatiently waiting for me as we were supposed to be leaving the house to go celebrate our anniversary; I was trying to explain to her who/what XBgamer is and why it was so important I post a reply!

    I have to say though, catching errors in what XBgamer says (be they spelling, grammar, illogical argument) is a bit like shooting fish in a barrel! It's a guilty pleasure though, right! It is quite stunning how many fails the guy can fit in a sentence!
    Reply +3
  • verynaughtyboy 13/05/2016

    @uaquo

    Not yet, but I'm going to get plenty of time with it this weekend! Bought myself a decent set of headphones and I'm going to totally immerse myself in it.
    Reply +1
  • verynaughtyboy 13/05/2016

    @XBgamer

    "@higganos not really but glad I have a 1 Trillion dollar company behind my console of choice.
    (Drops mic and walks off stage)

    This translated for the less unfortunate one's who aren't the sharpest knife's in the draw..."

    Three points.

    1. Why did you drop the Mike, walk offstage, and then carry on.
    2. Knives. Not with an 'f' and no apostrophe
    3. Drawer. Not 'Draw.'

    I mean the irony of you saying someone might not be the sharpest of "knife's" in the "draw" is just exquisite!!!! I hope it's not lost on you!
    Reply +16
  • verynaughtyboy 13/05/2016

    @Dappa

    A fair bit of falling too. As well as yelling, "Oh crap!"
    Reply +24
  • verynaughtyboy 13/05/2016

    I love the Uncharted series, and I'm going to plough into Uncharted 4 this weekend. However, the slower scenes in the games, as well as the mildly interactive narrative scenes where you are basically holding up (like the desert in U3), whilst enjoyable on the first play-through, do become a chore in subsequent play-throughs. When I was playing U3 the second and third times to mop up trophies, I absolutely dreaded those bits of the game; they were so tedious once you'd done them once!

    However, that is literally my only complaint with the entire series... I absolutely love it overall!
    Reply +11
  • Everything the Assassin's Creed movie trailer tells us

  • verynaughtyboy 12/05/2016

    @riceNpea

    What fps you getting in Vue?

    (Excellent satire on the use of 'salt', possibly one of the most overused and abused tropes on here.
    Reply +3
  • verynaughtyboy 12/05/2016

    @riceNpea

    If that's true, then why didn't Vue get a Recommended in a recent review? I laugh at your choice of cinema and call it a silly thing. (Sorry, but someone brought up Monty Python on here.)
    Reply +5
  • verynaughtyboy 12/05/2016

    It certainly looks like they've captured both the series' aesthetic and its 'feel.'

    But will it be any good? I hope so, because we're surely due a really good videogame movie!
    Reply +4
  • Uncharted 4's really meta hidden Trophies revealed

  • verynaughtyboy 11/05/2016

    @Dogwalker

    What about the "He's gonna need a sturgeon" trophy from Uncharted 3? Pure class, that one!
    Reply +1
  • Make sure to download Uncharted 4's 5GB patch

  • verynaughtyboy 10/05/2016

    @TheVoice

    I appreciate your comment because I don't understand the mechanics. However, even if it is a lot of work it would surely be worth it for the goodwill, and for the fact that we would resent day one patches a lot less.
    Reply +2
  • verynaughtyboy 10/05/2016

    @riceNpea

    I imagine you can just request it. If I go on to the PlayStation Store and find the patch like I would find any item. What would Sony lose by doing this? The patch is useless without the game. They lose nothing by giving out a patch. However, if the patch is pre-installed and I can put the disc in and play immediately then Sony (or Microsoft in their case) generate massive goodwill. I don't see a situation where anyone loses out, I only see positives.
    Reply +3
  • verynaughtyboy 10/05/2016

    @riceNpea

    I'm fortunate that I have decent broadband, so I can download a patch fairly quickly. A lot of folk will have a big wait once they get home with their game which doesn't seem fair. If you downloaded the patch in advance it's not like you could play it because you'd still need the game.

    You're right though, I think, it won't happen. It's one of those common sense things that companies won't do.
    Reply +6
  • verynaughtyboy 10/05/2016

    One thing I've wondered is will we ever be able to download these day one patches in advance? I'm picking up my copy in 20 minutes, and since I'm only playing single player mode then I'm fine. But if this patch had vital bug fixes then I'd be a bit put out, I'd have to wait once I got the disc in the machine.

    Surely there's no issue with someone having a patch before the game. No one is going to download a patch for fun, they're bound to be someone who intends to buy the game.

    With day one patches being the norm, I hope this becomes possible in the future.
    Reply +5
  • Tech Analysis: Uncharted 4: A Thief's End

  • verynaughtyboy 09/05/2016

    @Gemini42_

    I think DX12/XBgamer only prefers Xbox One because it's the easiest one to spell. Did you see him trying to spell 'testicle' earlier?
    Reply +2
  • verynaughtyboy 09/05/2016

    @dogmanstaruk

    He was a nightmare! Cheesing him is perfectly acceptable. I never did a crushing run on U2, but I'll do it on the ND Collection. I've heard that cheesing him is no longer possible, I really hope that's a filthy lie.
    Reply +2
  • verynaughtyboy 09/05/2016

    @XBgamer

    Ah, testicle! Simple spelling mistake. I don't have a beard, I do want one but my wife won't let me. I left it for three weeks recently and everyone liked it apart from her, and my daughter.
    Reply +2
  • verynaughtyboy 09/05/2016

    @dogmanstaruk

    Years from now they'll sing songs about you!
    Reply 0
  • verynaughtyboy 09/05/2016

    @XBgamer

    What's a "tesical"?
    Reply +14
  • verynaughtyboy 09/05/2016

    @Number_Johnny_Five

    You're right, it's not rated "essential" but "recommended." To put it in perspective for you and compare it to an Xbox game, it's like....











    Crap! Can't think of one!
    Reply +13
  • verynaughtyboy 09/05/2016

    @dogmanstaruk

    I really hope that there aren't excessive load times when you respawn as I intend to play it on hard. The load times in JC3 did my nut in. I'll just keep lots of Hula Hoops by my side to keep me occupied.
    Reply +1
  • verynaughtyboy 09/05/2016

    @FMV-GAMER

    That's fair enough. I suppose I was thinking more of the people that were gleefully criticising it, and the usual fanboys that were seizing any opportunity to dismiss or belittle the game. Not everyone that that said they thought it was average looking, such as yourself, was trolling. It does show me that I must never be too hasty to judge a game on an early impression.
    Reply 0
  • verynaughtyboy 09/05/2016

    @grassyknoll

    Thank you Grassy, good to know. I appreciate your feedback. Hope you're enjoying the game.
    Reply +1
  • verynaughtyboy 09/05/2016

    @Pasco

    There's no contradiction there. Not that I can see anyway.
    Reply +3
  • verynaughtyboy 09/05/2016

    @dogmanstaruk

    How are you finding the load times?
    Reply +3
  • verynaughtyboy 09/05/2016

    Graphics aren't the most important thing, most gamers accept that, but all the same it's bloody marvelous playing a beautiful game.

    I remember an awful lot of trolls and the like on here after Uncharted's first gameplay reveal; they were claiming the game looked average and even poor. I wonder what they have to say now? It goes to show that early judgements really aren't worth diddley-squat!

    Anyway, I seriously can't wait to play and savor this exceptional game - Only one sleep!!!
    Reply +24
  • Why I hope it's the end for Uncharted

  • verynaughtyboy 07/05/2016

    I think it's a bold move to retire a character, series, whatever, when it's at its peak. Would Fawlty Towers have been as good if it had gone on for much longer?

    Uncharted isn't necessarily dead, it could be continued with a new character and by a new studio. (I can't say whether or not it could continue with Drake as I don't know his fate at the end of U4 - I suspect, not that they'll kill him, but rather he'll lose a limb or something that ends his adventuring days. A new studio could always tell of earlier adventures.)

    I salute the brave move by ND to leave the established and comfortable and move onto pastures new. Neil Druckmann seems like a good sort, he comes across very well in The Making of TLoU documentary (It's on YouTube if you're interested), a thoughtful, creative sort.
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  • Uncharted 4: A Thief's End review

  • verynaughtyboy 06/05/2016

    @riceNpea

    I'm actually at the point where I prefer my gaming time to sex. Maybe if my wife started giving me trophies...
    Reply +2