DeltaBravoNiner

PlayStation Plus price hike announced for Europe

DeltaBravoNiner

9 months ago

Although a price hike is never good news and an extra 10 from outta nowhere is a bit of a kick in the teeth, this is still < 1 per week for PS Plus at the 12 month rate, its not drastically expensive if you look at it that way.

Yes, some of the free monthly games are a bit naff, but also some have been really good. I game on-line for maybe 2-3 few hours a week, some times more, I do use it. Of course, if I can I'll look to stack up some subs before the price increase takes effect.
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Destiny's The Dawning update is for life not just for Christmas

DeltaBravoNiner

1 year ago

@Les the Spark of Light you got for levelling to 25 was from the Taken DLC. The level 40 boost is part of the Rise of Iron DLC, you should have been gifted this (in the form of another spark of light) from the Postmaster too? Check your consumables, is it there? This one is a grey circle type icon. I bought the DLC Season pass so had taken king as part of that and got Rise of Iron separately, but i presume you should be gifted it regardless of where you are in the story if the DLC is enabled? Which is should be automatically if purchased.
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GAME charges people to try PlayStation VR in its shops

DeltaBravoNiner

1 year ago

I oughta get a job in game if they're paying 30 per hour!
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Microsoft to let Xbox One games connect with PC and other console networks

DeltaBravoNiner

2 years ago

@Progguitarist You may be getting more - than + for this but it made me chuckle! :)
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Watch Everybody's Gone To The Rapture's mysterious launch trailer

DeltaBravoNiner

3 years ago

Looks fantastic! So are The Chinese Room and their publishers of the ilk that 1USD == 1GPB or are they aware of exchange rates..?
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Watch a Destiny player beat the Crota's End raid - on his own

DeltaBravoNiner

3 years ago

@Lolatron ok, ta. Never tried it as I'd read somewhere you needed 6 to do it. Good news, I have raids to do!
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DeltaBravoNiner

3 years ago

Daft question time... I thought raids were for 6 and 6 only...?
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Amazon Black Friday deals week continues for UK shoppers

DeltaBravoNiner

4 years ago

These sales are the usual mark up to mark down nonsense! Rocksmith for example was as 12:14pm 29.99 at 12:15pm it was 39:99 with 38% off, now 24.99. So basiaclly reduced by 5 from normal selling price, but in order to make it look like a great deal we'll whack the original price back up to rrp, which it wasn't selling for anyways!

Still if you're happy to pay the sale price then its a good deal for you. I just don't like they way they dress it up.
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There's a new Blur game! And it's out today! But...

DeltaBravoNiner

5 years ago

Its 'Mashed' but not as we know it!
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Has EA Sports broken FIFA 14 by trying to fix it?

DeltaBravoNiner

5 years ago

@miner-of-blocks in my experience the vast majority of the time there is a chase on in that game for a loose ball or through-ball - no matter the stats of the players and even with a head start for my player the AI defender consistently catches up with the attacker and 9 times from 10 will just shrug him out the way and take the ball. Turn the tables and my defender will either get nowhere near catching up or when they do just fall in line behind and slow down.
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DeltaBravoNiner

5 years ago

@Mr-Writer yes WAY overpowered AI defenders with regards to pace and strength and The defenders not currently controlled by the player on the players team are mainly mannequins... creates vast frustration for me!
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DeltaBravoNiner

5 years ago

Has EA Sports broken FIFA 14 by trying to fix it?
Yes - it was the one after 'Road to the World Cup 98' and they've never had it as good since.
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Grand Theft Auto Online micro-transactions spotted

DeltaBravoNiner

5 years ago

I think I'll stick to mugging people and sh!t! It's more fun and it's free.
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61% of UK believes games can cause violence, aggression

DeltaBravoNiner

5 years ago

Based on this survey, we can conclude that 61% of Britons are deluded, ignorant and / or misinformed...

Print that YouGov!
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FIFA 14 and PES 2014 demos go live

DeltaBravoNiner

5 years ago

@Kmfrob yup - until now I've branded it with the expectation that it will be a FIFA 13 reskin. The game play is different. The tactical defending has been tweaked, for the better and a through ball will not 100% always go straight to the nearest defender. Si i'll take it back, it's not purely a reskinned 13, there are changes in there, for the better? Well that remains to be seen. Looking forward to trying PES 14.
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What's the difference between current-gen and next-gen FIFA?

DeltaBravoNiner

5 years ago

This article doesn't really answer the headline question... Tells us all about whats new for 14 next gen but nothing about 14 current gen. Two assumptions can be made from this article. 1 - all this new for next gen isn't available on current gen consoles, 2 - since there is no detail of whats new for current gen 14, there is indeed nothing new... right?
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FIFA 14 on Vita is another reskin

DeltaBravoNiner

5 years ago

With the Ignite engine not compatible with current gen console hardware, nor IIRC being released with the PC version; all releases of FIFA 14 bar the PS4 and XBONE will be
"The same great gameplay"
...
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Samsung Galaxy S4 Active review

DeltaBravoNiner

5 years ago

@vman363 Maybe this bit... "Every year every company pumps out a 600 quid phone and you must buy it if you wanna stay in the game."

Sounds like the view / opinion of a school kid taking up smoking just because their peers think it's cool. I'm currently using an S2 and couldn't care less what others think of it, or me for having it. Although when my time comes to renew, I'll be considering this one.

Also a little touchy over (what is at this point) only one neg..?

EDIT - I probably don't qualify for explaining why tho as I didn't down vote it. Just an observation.
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After Xbox One U-turn pre-owned is back on the table - but at what cost?

DeltaBravoNiner

5 years ago

@mjlimpreza " because retailers make next to nothing on new titles, as i stated in a previous post the trade cost for a new title is 32+VAT, so if they sell it at 39.99, theyre making a whopping 1.59 in profit! What would you want to sell more of?"

So by your reconning, if I'm understanding you - retailers are entitled to rip consumers off in the second hand market because there is so little profit to be made on new releases? And you're ok with that?

Also it still doesn't justify digital download games on xbox live being more expensive than the physical media in stores.
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DeltaBravoNiner

5 years ago

@dupplawt exaclty! digital downloads on xbox live for new and older titles are always more expensive than they are in stores (with the exception of some sales online) if they dont have the overheads of producing the physical media they should be cheaper!

last I checked FIFA 13 was still 49.99 from xbox live - come on now, it's never been that much on the high street!
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DeltaBravoNiner

5 years ago

Come to think of it, I cant remember the last time i bought a second hand game or traded in one I owned... My main issue is wit the retailers, second hand prices on the high street are ridiculous anyways, more often than not the pre-owned title is but a few pounds cheaper. Knowing fine well the stores have given the previous owners next to nothing for the game and are selling them at profits of up to 20. Unless it's an ancient title, which will be cheap new anyways. I can see why publishers have issues with that!
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DeltaBravoNiner

5 years ago

"If you were building a single-player-only game - let's say it takes 10 hours to finish - you're done with it, you sell it, next person plays it, next person, next person, next person," he says. "You only sold one copy. It's like, come on. I made this game! It took a lot of effort and I'm not getting paid for it.

Or from a consumer point of view - I paid for this game, it sucks and now I'm stuck with it... Or I cant afford to buy your new game Mr Publisher as I am prohibited from trading in this old one and I cant afford it full price...

Alternatively - I'm open to suggestions, what should I do with my single player game that I am finished with after only 10 hours that I spent 40 of my hard earned GBPs on..? I don't really need anymore coasters?
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Don't expect FIFA 14 Kinect motion controls

DeltaBravoNiner

5 years ago

@Cosquae DewRitos... :)
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Microsoft restores game ownership and expects us to smile

DeltaBravoNiner

5 years ago

@HardTimesUK I think the idea of a spotify style subscription is one that many would adopt. A monthly fee in return for unlimited access to the vast majority of available games without any further need to purchase. As long as you subscribe you can play the games. And you can download a number of them to play offline. You can sign in to your account on a friends console and have access to your games library and play there. The winner in this scenario would be the not having to fork out 40+ for each game you want to play it's all subscription based and as long as you continue to subscribe you have access. That is the spotify model, one I happily subscribe to (I haven't purchased a CD or MP3 in years as I get everything want / need from spotify) and one I think would have a change in the gaming genre. But MS were asking us to subscribe, to limit our access as to where and when we can play, and also to have to pay for each individual title on top of it. Their model was wrong - the idea itself isn't terrible. :)
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PlayStation 3 update 4.45 bricking some consoles

DeltaBravoNiner

5 years ago

PS4 will be out soon, you wont need your PS3 anymores... here's an update to turn off your obsolete console ;)
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The big interview: Microsoft Studio's Phil Spencer discusses Xbox One

DeltaBravoNiner

5 years ago

@The-Bodybuilder I never said the console was essential... The point wasn't my poor judgement in unemployment with regards to what is and what is not essential. The point was I'd have an xbox one that I cant use, even if I am stupid enough to keep it.

But if we want to get picky about it. I'd still have internet access to search for jobs via a data plan on my smartphone. No point in paying for that ability twice therefore my broadband connection is not essential. I am unemployed and skint after all. Maybe MS will allow tethering via a smartphone for their 24 hour authentication and I'll be fine.

jeez - try to make a valid point via hypothetical scenarios and the scenarios get picked apart whilst the glaring issue is left aside. Thats why I love this forum!
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DeltaBravoNiner

5 years ago

@FireMonkey I realise that (Face palm) hypothetical questions and all. The point is you're disabled from playing your games on a console that you may have spent thousands on purely because you cant ping a server. Regardless of the scenario. The question is not whether the console is essential. Go troll somewhere else.

@Calum9999 - people really aren't getting the point of the issue here... or are just fishing!
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DeltaBravoNiner

5 years ago

Miscrosoft 2 questions re xbone

Question 1 - My ISP is having a torrid day and my internet connection has been down for 27 hours... I want to play my xbox one as I have nothing else to do..? Can I play?

Question 2 - I have lost my job, I need to get rid of all "non-essential" expenses. My internet connection is one of them. I have no expendable cash to do anything so when I'm not out hunting for a new job I'll probably have to entertain myself at home. I've paid around 450 for this gaming console and almost as much again on games. Can I play any of those games now that I no longer have an active internet connection? Or am I sitting on a grands worth of paper-weights..?

Answer 1 - No!
Answer 2 - No! You are sitting on a paper weight.

Sony, same questions for PS4...

erm, we have a winner!
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FIFA 14 preview: A different game, but not necessarily a better one

DeltaBravoNiner

5 years ago

Which version of the game is he reviewing... Current gen or next gen? EA have themselves promoted the new hardware on the xbox one allowing them to have players make more decisions quicker and this new movement malark... FIFA 14 will be released before xbox one, it will be released on current gen consoles. What are we to expect from FIFA 14 on xbox 360 if its developed around the new hardware?

Questions I for one would like to know the answer to...
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Grid 2 review

DeltaBravoNiner

5 years ago

Any word on a Demo..?
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What EA Sports' new Ignite engine means for a game like FIFA 14

DeltaBravoNiner

5 years ago

Does this mean that FIFA 14 on xbox 360 and PS3 will just be FIFA 13 with updated kits and rosters. As this new engine wont work on current Hardware I doubt they've redeveloped the title for two separate architectures. Shame. Thanks for your continued support over the years, here's a 40+ roster update.
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Man on fire: an afternoon with Borderlands 2's new psycho class

DeltaBravoNiner

5 years ago

Whats all the kerfuffle about it not being included in the Season Pass. It has always been stated that the Season Pass will cover 4 DLC expansion packs and has never been sold as anything other than that. No mention of additional Characters, I'd be miffed if this was one of the 4 and the next campaign add on was not included - as would you all no doubt. Gaige free was a bonus tho. :)

http://www.borderlands2.com/seasonpass/
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Senior Scottish cop calls for second look into prevention of children playing adult games online after 13-year-old boy slashes friend's throat following Gears of War 3 session

DeltaBravoNiner

5 years ago

Not this again... I played violent video games as a child, doom, resident evil, robocop v terminator. I watched violent films as a child. Just about anything with Arnie, Van Damme or Stallone in it. I suppose at that time, I wasn't playing games online. That's obviously the difference here.

When are we going to stop blaming video games for violent behavior and crime and start blaming the people responsible for carrying them out.

I suppose if this guy only ever played mario and sonic at the Olympics, he wouldn't be a violent little turd-bag...
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Gears of War's movie adaptation to be helmed by Battleship's producer

DeltaBravoNiner

5 years ago

This has WWE productions smacked-down all over it... The Rock as Marcus, Batista as Dom... That annoying whiner McMann burd as the locust queen.
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Aliens: Colonial Marines class action lawsuit targets Sega and Gearbox

DeltaBravoNiner

5 years ago

And red bull doesn't actually give you wings... shall we raise a lawsuit against that too..?

Videos of gameplay demos are just that and can be easily manipulated using real in game footage to look like awesome gameplay. Operation Flashpoint: Dragon Rising being a prime example of this for me. The "Gameplay" trailers looked awesome, I couldn't wait to get it yet for me the game was very poor. Not one publisher is going to put out a gameplay demo that screams "look how crap this game really is" they are trying to sell it to us... This is not restricted to SEGA and Gearbox.
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Star Trek: The Video Game review

DeltaBravoNiner

5 years ago

I actually can't believe how awful this looks! With so many great looking games on current gen, this is just shoddy at best.
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Grid 2 fires up for May 31st UK release date

DeltaBravoNiner

5 years ago

Changing the circuit during the race is just silly... Sounds like Berni Eccleston had a hand in coming up with nwe ideas for this game...
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Play.com closing retail business in March

DeltaBravoNiner

5 years ago

Ever since play.com went all rakuten, it's been nothing but confusing. I haven't used play in a long time as a result, I just don't like it!

I'll not be using this new service...
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Borderlands 2 Sir Hammerlock's Big Game Hunt DLC out 15th January

DeltaBravoNiner

5 years ago

@andy10 yeah got it too, 1800 points was decent enough. got three of the four dlc released for the first borderlands (missed out moxxi's) and loved them. fully intend to get this lot, so happy with that price :)
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DeltaBravoNiner

5 years ago

"Don't forget, you can buy all three lumps of DLC - plus a planned fourth add-on - by grabbing the Borderlands 2 Season Pass that costs 20/30/$30 or 2400 Microsoft Points."

Or you can wait until 27th December when the season pass will be on the "enormous" xbox marketplace sale... That's what I'll be doing. Hopefully save a bundle!

http://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2012-12-13-enormous-xbox-marketplace-sale-starts-next-week

Loving this game!

edit: bah already posted in 4th comment, how did I miss that! pft!
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UK tabloids single out Call of Duty, Dynasty Warriors in coverage of Sandy Hook school massacre

DeltaBravoNiner

5 years ago

Sh!t Sells, that's all this is. Lets make up some crap and blame video games for the events that unfolded...

What about the millions of other people around the world that have bought Black Ops II, how many of them have gone on to do the unthinkable... Whats that, none..? I see, so why is it to blame for this one case? It's not... we'll maybe it is to blame, by that I mean it has about as much blame as the copious amounts of mountain dew and cheese balls this stereotype probably consumed. Again... NONE!

I don't understand why Eurogamer are even giving this nonsense screen space?!? Maybe to let the world see that gamers are just normal people, and tabloids are the evil.
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Video of Crackdown developer's Streets of Rage re-imagining leaks online

DeltaBravoNiner

5 years ago

@Dismiss I'll have to check these out, thanks. :)
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DeltaBravoNiner

5 years ago

I was a huge fan of Streets of Rage... It's a shame there aren't any games of that ilk on current gen consoles. Not that I've ever come across anyways. Closest maybe the Watchmen games, which were ok... Is there just no demand for it now?
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Tattooist sues THQ for replicating UFC fighter's ink without permission

DeltaBravoNiner

5 years ago

How about Cristiano Ronaldo or David Beckham's hair Stylist... Do they own the rights to the hair styles created on the footballers and EA must seek permission from the Hairdressers to put a hair do on a footballer in FIFA now also..?

This is frankly silly! go home tatoo man, you're drunk!
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New Grand Theft Auto 5 screens show off world "five times bigger" than Red Dead Redemption

DeltaBravoNiner

6 years ago

@Whatascoop Irn Bru ;)
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Borderlands 2 Xbox 360 "virus" spreading, deleting player saves

DeltaBravoNiner

6 years ago

Copy savegame to cloud / usb if your savegame goes tits up you got a backup you can bring back. :)
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Microsoft: Xbox mobile phone style contract "pivotal to our business"

DeltaBravoNiner

6 years ago

So pay around 50% less for the console for the privilege of paying around 300% more per month for a subscription, tied in for two years... No ta! I'll stick with it as it is.
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Forza Horizon demo live now

DeltaBravoNiner

6 years ago

Based on my brief experience of the demo; Its NFS:HP + Burnout Paradise + TDU bundled up without the Cop Chases, Afterburners or Houses. All centred around my least favourite feature of the Forza Series, point to point racing.

That being said, I did enjoy my quick spin on it, not sure if it's enough to warrant a day one purchase tho.
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Resident Evil: Operation Raccoon City gameplay

DeltaBravoNiner

6 years ago

looks like a good game, but where's the visual damage representation? The big guy in the lab coat takes multiple rounds to the face with not a scratch to be seen... Poor stuff!
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30,000 Gotham City Impostors closed beta keys

DeltaBravoNiner

6 years ago

It's all a bit meh really.
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