Gromit

Microsoft cancels Inside Xbox in Europe

Gromit

6 years ago

GOOD BLOODY RIDDANCE!!!

I hated those childish dullards with a passion.
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Free Gotham City Impostors DLC pack released for Xbox 360

Gromit

6 years ago

I held back after the laggy 360 demo. Shame as it seemed like fun.
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The Lag Effect: PSN and Xbox Live Analysed

Gromit

6 years ago

@DiamondIce

The ping is the speed in which it takes to fire a signal to the server which did your speed test.

The download speed is the important number for gaming. 4.5 meg is a fairly standard speed which you will find more than enough to enjoy on-line gaming.

Something else to consider along with differences in connection speeds is that you never really know if the person that dies easier than average has just been injured.
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Saints Row: The Third season pass confirmed

Gromit

7 years ago

15% Pre-order discount is quite good in my view. Why are people unable to deduce that's what is being said in the article, and furthermore saying "how generous"? We should have it for free, I know, but this is the real world where people have to be paid to make games.
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Fresh details on new Santa Monica game

Gromit

7 years ago

I have enjoyed a lot of Santa Monica's output so far, this looks interesting.
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Burnout Crash

Gromit

7 years ago

It is what it is - an 800 points arcade game. Why are people expecting the Earth? I've had at least 800 points worth of fun playing it. 6/10 is probably a fair score.
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COD Elite promotes gamer "respect"

Gromit

7 years ago

@Bravestinsane

Nice idea. Now back to the real world.....
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Gromit

7 years ago

@Bravestinsane

Nice idea. Now back to the real world.....
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Gromit

7 years ago

So the Americans have a seperate subscription? The kids and Americans spoil the game most for me. I love the ability to search for games within your own region - the results are relaxed games (if mainly mic-free/foreign language speaking).
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Exclusive Ratchet demo for PS Plus

Gromit

7 years ago

Plants Vs Zombies is great. Yet another good quality "freebie" on Plus.
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Killzone 3 patch 1.12 detailed

Gromit

7 years ago

The mortar attacks take you out of the game for too long if you're unlucky enough to get flattened by one, plus whenever I spawn, there is always a team mate spending all his time waiting for the mortar to regenerate. None of this makes for a good TEAM game.
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Sony Entertainment Network announced

Gromit

7 years ago

@Biker_Bob_1971

I personally like all the extras that come with the consoles - to me they enrich the experience. It's not as though people aren't working on games while they are doing other content.
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Where's Mortal Kombat Arcade on PS3?

Gromit

7 years ago

I'll wait for the PSN release. I don't like playing Mortal with the 360 controller.

Also, you might want to amend your "Mortal Kombat Arcade Kollection is out now on PlayStation 3" footer.
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Worms Crazy Golf for PC, PS3, iOS

Gromit

7 years ago

If it had the humour of the worms games put into an arcadey crazy golf game with lots of violence, this could've been great.
Just going by these screenshots though, it's just like playing normal worms.
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FortressCraft most successful XBLIG

Gromit

7 years ago

So that's one indie game I may have missed by not looking in that section any more over the last couple of years. I can live with that.
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Assassin's Creed: Revelations PSN beta

Gromit

7 years ago

The multiplayer characters were absolutely brilliant in Brotherhood. Any one of them could be a super-villain in a sub-franchise.
I enjoyed the multiplayer as a whole and can't wait to see what they do with the next game.

A good addition would be a co-op element.
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Gromit

7 years ago

The multiplayer characters were absolutely brilliant in Brotherhood. Any one of them could be a super-villain in a sub-franchise.
I enjoyed the multiplayer as a whole and can't wait to see what they do with the next game.

A good addition would be a co-op element.
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Sony packaging centre torched in riots

Gromit

7 years ago

People communicating via Blackberrys are NOT socially deprived.

I don't care what the reasons, it just seems to me that they are doing it 'cos they can. Whether they are scared of authority or not, get a huge physical prescence on the streets and physically stop them.

Water cannons will be useful against the chavs and the fires, so use them.

Good that Dave has been proven right in cutting police numbers by a fifth and getting rid of so many prison places, eh? Yeah he may reduce the deficit quicker, but there won't be much of a country left to benefit.
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Lollipop Chainsaw heads west in 2012

Gromit

7 years ago

Zombie fatigued.
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Driver: San Francisco multiplayer video

Gromit

7 years ago

Wasn't interested but that looked half decent. I'll be watching this one a bit closer.
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Games taken off shelves after Oslo killings

Gromit

7 years ago

"His 1500 page manifesto apparently stated that he viewed Modern Warfare 2 as a "training-simulation"

So how the hell is this a knee-jerk reaction? They are showing some respect for the people killed and their families by temporarily withdrawing those products. There are so many examples of music & games getting unfairly blamed for things like this, yet when the killer apparently admits to a video game spurring him on, people are still claiming they are somehow hard done by.
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Mario & Sonic London 2012 release date

Gromit

7 years ago

@Tom

People will be occupied with the actual games then. Plus they can cash in on the hype now.
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Saints Row 3 pre-orders double SR2

Gromit

7 years ago

"pre-orders for the game are currently double what they were for Saints Row 2 at a comparable point in the game's lifecycle. "

That's because they didn't release videos of you being able to walk around hitting homeless people with a giant dildo.
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EU PlayStation Store update 27th July

Gromit

7 years ago

The Burnout dlc is great value. Loads of people playing online as well. Glad to see Slam Bolt Scrappers has come down too. For anyone wanting to take a punt - Wakeboarding HD & Hamster Ball are both good fun.
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There's a Dead Island book

Gromit

7 years ago

The game is looking ropey to me. A good (if not wholly original) concept, but as soon as I read that it was by the makers of COJ I went cold.
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Renegade Ops gameplay footage

Gromit

7 years ago

This kind of thing has been done to death and I never really enjoyed games like this to begin with. To me, it's basically an Amiga game in higher resolution.
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Sony details PS Vita's online modes

Gromit

7 years ago

I can't see the PS3 getting x game chat this late in the day. I think they could well be saving it for the PS4.
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DICE clarifies Battlefield 3 beta, alpha

Gromit

7 years ago

Hopefully unlike the last two games on PS3, they can put this testing to good use and provide servers that don't kick you out of games so frequently.
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Saints Row: The Third syndicate trailer

Gromit

7 years ago

Check out the pre-order trailer they have got on Shopto.net. This is going to be great!
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PSN: Sony US faces 55 class-action suits

Gromit

7 years ago

The one thing guaranteed to come out of this was a flood of legal action from America.
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FIFA 12

Gromit

7 years ago

Considering he is bursting with ideas, FIFA just seems to add incremental changes to gameplay every year. The perspective is the same, the graphics etc.

New features are needed to spice it up. Maybe indoor 5 a side, training exercises, skills exercises.
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Section 8: Prejudice dated for PSN

Gromit

7 years ago

@Damo

It really doesn't bother me. What you don't have, you don't miss. Then when it does come to PSN, you get a (fully) patched version with, more often than not, lots of extra content.

I understand the developers taking Microsoft's money - they need it to stay afloat. If anyone, blame Microsoft for their stupid tactics which only end up depriving PS3 gamers of content for months.
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No Elder Scrolls V Skyrim demo

Gromit

7 years ago

Offering a "full game trial" on Playstation Plus for 1 hour would be a good way to try out the game.
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EA closing 18 online multiplayer services

Gromit

7 years ago

If you haven't played a game online within 2 years, you can't complain too much. Just how many people are on playing those old games any way?

It's not like they are culling the more popular games - Bad Co. 1 wasn't on the list, for example.

It does seem to me lately that EA are trying to take back their EVIL crown from Bobby's boys, but this seems fairly reasonable to me.
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UK top 40: Zumba conquers all

Gromit

7 years ago

Does it really matter what it is? It's what lots of people obviously want, so why is that kind of "casual" game so offensive to some people? Can you not just accept that just because it doesn't make you happy, it doesn't mean someone else should enjoy it?
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CODCon: Call of Duty XP event announced

Gromit

7 years ago

The paintball on a re-created map sounds brilliant. Wonder who will do the voiceovers? I'd love to go.

"$150 of course is kind of ridiculous"

For a 2 day pass, roughly 37 per day (for charity) sounds pretty reasonable to me.
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L.A. Noire: Nicholson Electroplating

Gromit

7 years ago

The best thing about this game (for me) was the scale and feel of the city. Other than the film reels (yet another Godfather (game) rip-off), there was nothing to go looking for, no reason to to explore it.

It does bode well for the next GTA at least.
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EA attacks Call of Duty: Elite strategy

Gromit

7 years ago

Is it just me or are EA turning EVIL again??? Maybe they never really changed....
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Halo: CE Anniversary to cost 34.99

Gromit

7 years ago

"Earlier this week publisher Microsoft refuted allegations that it was just milking fans of the franchise with the release."

No, they DENIED they were milking fans. NOT refuted - they didn't disprove they were milking fans because at 34 they obviously are.
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THQ UK closure: an insider's perspective

Gromit

7 years ago

Juiced 2 : Hot Import Nights was abysmal. The downloadable Red Faction game was mediocre. If you were going to do "something special" you should have done. It seems like they just weren't up to the job, so it's no surprise they were shut down. No sympathy.
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Xbox 360 gets Modern Warfare 3 Exclusivity

Gromit

7 years ago

It was announced within the last year that Microsoft had paid (off the top of my head) $200 million for the exclusivity deal to cover the next few games. I didn't think this was news, maybe I got it wrong.
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Which? wants stiffer PSN theft penalty

Gromit

7 years ago

Quoting someone called "Billy Pidgeon" to make your article look better is a cheap tactic, but it worked on me...
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Lulzsec publishes PSN dev source code

Gromit

7 years ago

@Tom Nook
Is this not relevant to ALL platforms? It's important gaming related news, why not report it?

These idiots make me sick. Do something USEFUL with your abilities!!!
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Nintendo refutes consoles dying claim

Gromit

7 years ago

"Nintendo refutes consoles dying claim".

They DENIED it. To refute is to DISPROVE.
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L.A. Noire will debut the Rockstar Pass

Gromit

7 years ago

@Shinetop

Uplay GIVES you stuff for FREE. No payment involved. Also, given there is supposed to be no multiplayer in this game, we don't know for sure that this will mean you have to pay for anything.
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Channel 5 defends The Wright Stuff

Gromit

7 years ago

As a gamer, I no more need my "voice" being broadcast for me than any non-idiot, non-gamer needs people on the Wright Stuff speaking for them.

All of a sudden because we buy one of the most popular forms of entertainment on the planet, and some ill-informed cretins talk crap on a daytime tv chatshow, we are suddenly a persecuted minority that needs speaking up for? Don't get it...
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Sony to gift PSN users two free games

Gromit

7 years ago

Jesus this whole situation has really brought the spoilt brats to the surface.....
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PC RAGE includes level editor

Gromit

7 years ago

Would be nice to have level editors like this on PS3 games. If you could then set some bots loose in them it would be great. Can you use bots in your own pc levels?
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Anonymous denies PSN credit card theft

Gromit

7 years ago

"Hacktivist collective"

Oh please don't play their game - don't call them anything other than the collective term for morons.

"Does that mean only 16 per cent of the 77 million PSN account holders buy content?"

No, because as THIS SITE has reported, only around 50% of those are master accounts.
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Yet more new Brink gameplay footage

Gromit

7 years ago

Not looking as good as I expected from earlier footage. Think it will have to get 8s at least to get me interested again. If it has bots, that would be a bonus as well.
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