Nitrous

Funds from Microsoft Points switchover expire 1st June

Nitrous

3 years ago

Ah, what will I spend £3.30 on? Not avatar gear that's for sure!
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Project Cars puts the sport back into motorsport games

Nitrous

3 years ago

Be interesting to know your thoughts on how it plays with a PS4 pad. Can't wait for this, pre ordered the limited edition from GAME months ago. Hopefully it turns up on time...
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Motorcycling game Ride release date revealed

Nitrous

3 years ago

@Rev0Knuckle

Tourist trophy from the developers of Gran Turismo on the PS2 was rather good. The only other surprise was TT superbikes. Didn't look that great and it was a difficult game but once mastered it was good fun I though.

If ride comes anywhere near as good as these then I might just be interested. EG did have a game reviewer who us a biker and watches Moto GP and possibility superbikes. Hopefully he's still on the payrol and can review this when its released.
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Activision unveils three Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare Collector's Editions

Nitrous

4 years ago

Unless I missed something in the article it might be worth noting that Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare Atlas Pro Edition - Only at GAME £99.99

Does this make it a GAME exclusive then?
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HMV's flagship Oxford Street store shuts down today

Nitrous

4 years ago

Is hmv in some sort of trouble again? London store moving to a smaller unit, Manchester store and the Trafford centre store are also moving to what I suspect are smaller.

As for Sports Direct... Easy 100+ staff on the books all on 0 hour contracts. Sh!te company.
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150 Tesco stores will have PS4 stock tonight

Nitrous

4 years ago

@INSOMANiAC

Its bad enough during the day let alone at night ;) PS4 or Xbox1 mate?
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Steam Greenlight accepts 100 more titles

Nitrous

5 years ago

I've not got a gaming PC and don't have steam installed but I've seen the off road 4x4 game spintires in action and it looks really good. Its a UK based dev as well so even more reason to support it.

How much is it? My uncle might be interested in it to.
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GAME offering PS4 and Xbox One launch night queue jumps

Nitrous

5 years ago

@George-Roper Well said!

My local GAME store had a Security guard on the door for GTA5.... Enough said.
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Xbox Live Achievements hit Android with Wordament

Nitrous

5 years ago

Such a simple game but very addictive!
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GTA 5 title update addresses missing vehicles

Nitrous

5 years ago

More worrying is this... True or not?
online corrupting single player saves
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The Last of Us review

Nitrous

5 years ago

@Cjail sure thing why not.
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Nitrous

5 years ago

Grainger Games are selling the standard edition for £34.99.
Pre-Orders also include the Sights and Sounds pack
*Official Game Soundtrack
*Playstation 3 Dynamic Theme
* PSN Avatars: Winter Joel & Ellie

+ A bonus 200 points on the rewards card thing they have.
http://www.graingergames.co.uk/games/ps3/pn1361-the-last-of-us

Tempted myself but I've not been paid yet.
They also have The Last of Us Joel Edition for £54.99 but I think it can be got cheaper elsewhere?
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GamesMaster: The Inside Story

Nitrous

5 years ago

@illage2 The show was called Gamezville and was painful to watch.

The only thing on TV I know of that's about video games is the Blurb on challenge TV at 11pm on Monday nights.

http://www.challenge.co.uk/late-zone/the-blurb.html
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Phil Harrison tries (again) to clarify game ownership, second-hand sales and always-online in Xbox One

Nitrous

5 years ago

Like someone else said earlier, its a PR disaster. Its very rare that I buy pre owned games but I do trade in sometimes to of set the price of a new title and all this talk about a "fee" will no doubt have an effect on the amount I get back. Not great when you consider than each game will probably cost between £40-£50.

Also, I have access to the internet but I know someone who doesn't. This makes the Xbox One rather useless to him from what I've seen so far.

I'm not going to say here and now that I wont buy this new Xbox or indeed a PS4 but I am undecided. This comes from someone who owns a PS3 and 360 and has replaced both consoles twice due to technical faults.
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Next Xbox Reveal: live report and live video

Nitrous

5 years ago

A new halo game... still not played 4
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Administrator Deloitte confirms 66 HMV store closures

Nitrous

5 years ago

@jacquesdor

I live in trashton to, its all going to sh!t. Once HMV is gone its going to look really empty in the so called shopping centre...
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Milestone picks up MotoGP licence

Nitrous

5 years ago

@parrapa TT superbikes! Brilliant game along with Tourist Trophy on the old PS2 by Polyphony. Really hope that PD do a Tourist Trophy 2 but sadly I cant see either game getting a sequel
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Nitrous

5 years ago

It will be intresting to see how this turns out, I hope it leans more towards simulation than arcade tho.
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GAME wants to buy up to 45 HMV stores

Nitrous

5 years ago

@INSOMANiAC Cant see GAME going for the HMV unit in Ashton, how would they fill it? GameXchange shut down a few days ago tho...
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Pre-order Borderlands 2 at an indie shop, get Top Trumps cards

Nitrous

6 years ago

@INSOMANiAC

Thanks mate, ill attempt to call in on Sunday and have a look round. Who knows I may even buy something haha!
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Nitrous

6 years ago

@INSOMANiAC

How easy is your shop to get to and park up with all the road works going on? I live about 5 miles away.

Other than you the only indie shops I know of are GameXchange in ashton which imo is over priced and totalgames which only deals in pre ownned and GameZone in hyde
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These Turtle Beach COD: Black Ops 2 headphones cost £300

Nitrous

6 years ago

@sanctusmortis

Wired or wireless? I have the Wired ones but looking at getting the wireless and wanted to know how good the quality was.
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Forza Horizon release date announced

Nitrous

6 years ago

the game that TDU2 should and could have been?
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EA's E3 2012 Conference

Nitrous

6 years ago

New MOH looks good so far!
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Activision picks the UK to home new studio

Nitrous

6 years ago

^ would be nice but I doubt it will ever happen unfortunately.
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Spec Ops: The Line demo out today

Nitrous

6 years ago

I remember seeing the original videos for this and thought it looked interesting so decided to give the 360 demo a try.

Its not bad but it didnt entice me enough to pre order it online. The part near the start using the sand to kill the group under the bus was good but I would have liked to have seen a few more instances like that that took advantage of the landscape.

The plot however does sound alright and just for that alone it might be worth a rent sometime in the future.
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Trials Evolution Review

Nitrous

6 years ago

Its up, downloads a-z, select all on trials evo and there it is
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Why the Magic of Independent Stores Should Never Be Lost

Nitrous

6 years ago

I forgot to say this in my last post but I worked for DVDZone in ashton and then when the owners closed it I went to work in his hyde shop which is called GameZone. That was a good 6 or 7 years ago now and its still going strong apparently. http://www.gamezonehyde.co.uk/
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Nitrous

6 years ago

@DanWhitehead

Stuart Electronics! I remember buying PS1 games from there back in the day. Only one indie left in ahston now I think (total games inside the market mall) but it only stocks pre owned current gen titles. Nothing in the way of retro.
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Paid-for Forza 4 expansion introduces Porsche

Nitrous

6 years ago

http://www.forzaplanet.net/porsche-expansion-pack-announced-releases-may-22nd/
22nd May, priced at 1600MS points according to the above link
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GAME Mass Effect 3 cash refund confusion cleared up

Nitrous

6 years ago

I was close to putting in a pre order yesterday for ME3 because I have £15 in reward points to spend. Instead I decided to pre order SSX for £5 which was taken from my reward card balance.

Shame for the staff if GAME does go!
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PSP and PS3 game download activations decreased

Nitrous

7 years ago

To make this easier, Sony will be opening an account management website where you can activate and deactivate devices. When wasn't mentioned.

^About time! My 60GB PS3 YLOD a few months back, even tho I got the PS3 working long enough to recover my game saves the ethernet and Wi-fi were both fubar...
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Forza 4 DLC season pass announced

Nitrous

7 years ago

The Limited Collector’s Edition includes the American Muscle car pack which is also available for purchase at launch on the
XBL Marketplace so if I went for the season pass does that mean I'll be paying 2400M$ points for 5 DLC packs?
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World Rally Championship 2 Berlin shots

Nitrous

7 years ago

The screen shots look a little better than the game did in motion at GameFest on friday thats for sure but as it stands at the moment, the front end menu seemed easy to move around with no noticable waiting for cars to load on the selection screen but I failed to look at the car setup screen.. doh!

Anyway, I had a go on one of the Welsh stages in Ken Blocks ford Fiesta. A few differnt stages to pick from and car classes as well but with the release date being sometime in October I cant see this being the final build however no message stated otherwise. In Wales it was wet and foggy (probably by default) so everything looked a little murky. Graphics wise it isnt going to beat Dirt3 but what it does give you is a proper rally game, none of that X games sh!t we have seen in the past ;)

Playing it took me back to the old CM1+2 days as the handling seemed decent enough and better than last years effort. I raced from the cockpit view which I didnt find all that great tbh due to how close the game makes you sit to the wheel/windscreen. Had this been me in my own car my chin would be touching the top of the steering wheel o-O

By the end of the stage which seemed to last a good while the car was covered in mud and appeard to be missing the front and rear bumber and the windscreen had cracks in it similar to what we have seen in Dirt 2/3. Overall damage looked impressive enough and I enjoyed what I'd seen and played.

Will I buy it. Depends more on the bank balance. I'll get the PS3 version tho so I can use my Logitech Driving Force GT wheel.
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Ubisoft: PS3, Xbox 360 price cuts coming

Nitrous

7 years ago

Ah this is good news, my 60GB PS3 the one with the card reader and BC for PS2 games just died with the YLOD.
Wouldn't mind but its only had its new 320GB WD HDD installed for a month!

My uncle is going to try and reflow the GPU and CPU so at least if that works I can backup my games saves ect which I had been meaning to do... doh!

Still got my Xbox tho so not to bothered at the moment.
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Want £2 off Zavvi.com pre-orders?

Nitrous

7 years ago

I have a 10% off code for you Xardan if you want one PM me and I'll send one your way.

I wouldn't go pre ordering anything that comes with a DLC code from them tho after I got no code for a deadspace 2 gun. The customer service guy I emailed said it was an I.T error and an email would be sent out to all customers who pre ordered the game. In the end I gave up as the matter was never resolved.
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What PSN identity theft means for you

Nitrous

7 years ago

Im with Nationwide and used my debit card for the PSN and XBL along with my hotmail account for both.
My gamer tags are the same for both to and when the PSN is back up and running I hope they email use with promo codes for free games as a way of saying sorry.

Last time I was involved with fraud my card/account was put on hold by my bank and I had to phone up and answer a few security questions. I can't prove but I think my card was somehow copied from a texaco fuel station near me. Apparently it had been tested online over-sea's to see if it worked but thanks to Nationwide they never got the chance to do any damage.

Im not to worried but I still went a head and changed a few passwords for play.com ect and changed the password for my hotmail account which I use for gaming sites such as this one. I will be keeping a closer eye on my bank statments tho from now on.
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PS3 Hard Drive Upgrade Guide

Nitrous

7 years ago

I did a HDD upgrade a few weeks ago on my FAT PS3 (the one with the card reader slots) from a 60GB Segate drive to a 250GB WD HDD from microdirect
http://www.microdirect.co.uk/Home/Produc...

@TBransby: Mine does the same with BBCi. Im no expert on the subject but as I understand it, its to do with the HDD heads "resting" and I've found that having a blank MP3 file playing in the background on a loop is just enough to stop it from doing that. To get the file I made a blank 22min recording on a Windows 7 laptop that has a built in webcam/mic. Disable the mic within the control panel and use Windows Sound recorder. It picks up no noise but saves the file in WMA format which the PS3 can read but I converted it to MP3 later anyway.
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Grab a Test Drive Unlimited 2 beta key

Nitrous

8 years ago

Thought the beta was going to be for the Xbox360, should have noticed the PC specs before claiming a key.

Here you guys, have fun: N9QM-6DUA-LNWC-TCKX
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Bungie Day Halo 3 freebies arrive

Nitrous

10 years ago

First!

It would be great if I had an Xbox360 that WORKED!!!
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GTA IV smashes records at Play.com

Nitrous

10 years ago

Went to my local ASDA for about 11:30 last night. They were selling 20 copies of each version. A guy who works there went round tallying up who wanted what and then said "anyone past this point will not be able to receive a copy of GTA tonight" and I was one of them.

However they sold the rest of stock this morning at 8am! I was 6th in line at just gone 7am and about 20 other people turned up after that. Amazing game so far! £37.00 for Xbox360 version and £40 on the PS3.
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Analysts: PS3 will win GTA battle

Nitrous

10 years ago

@septimus: "I own both yet I'm getting the PS3 version. It's just where it belongs"

Yea same here, I own both machines and will be getting the PS3 as well!
Ok yea we will miss out on achievements (if you care about that, I don't really) + DLC but GTA has always been a Sony game for me....
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NFS ProStreet demo on Live

Nitrous

11 years ago

NFS MW was probably the best game in the series. Downloaded the demo of this one earlier and I was disappointed. It just didn't feel right and I didn't enjoy it. I'll wait for reviews but I can't see myself picking this game up.
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SEGA Rally

Nitrous

11 years ago

Played the demo and didn't really enjoy it. The co-driver voice reminded me of the old V-Rally game on the PS1... into easy right ect ect...
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MotoGP '07 demo on Live

Nitrous

11 years ago

Downloaded the demo this morning and tbh if it wasn't for the fact that the honda RCV looks different this year with the new 800cc rules ect I would have thought I was playing Moto GP 06 again!

It looks slightly nicer and the handling is easier (won the race first time without trying) but thats about it. Don't get me wrong, I'm a big fan of bikes and bike racing (AMA,WSBK, MOTOGP, BSB) but this game is just to similar to warrent a full price purchase.

Now, if they removed the Extreme Mode and replaced them with the 125cc and 250cc classes and let us race on official bikes/teams during the season mode then I'd be interested. *rant over lol*
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Juiced 2 and FlatOut 360 demos

Nitrous

11 years ago

I downloaded Flatout UC and was impressed right away! Reminds me of the classic destruction derby game on the PS1 mixed in with a bit of Burnout.

As for Juiced 2 I haven't tried it and doubt I ever will. The first Jucied game apparently wasn't very impressive so I doubt this is going to turn heads either.
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Colin McRae: DIRT

Nitrous

11 years ago

Somone may have said this already and I missed it but I'll say it anyway.

THE AMERICAN VOICE CAN BE TURNED OFF! at least you could in the demo, it was under the sound options for "voice" if I remember rightly.Turn that down/off and it eliminated the menu's guy at least. Hopfully this will be the same in the full version, maybe the review could confirm this as it shouldn't effect your co-driver when giving out pace notes....
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Colin McRae demos live

Nitrous

11 years ago

Was able to download the demo this morning (location UK).

I rather like it but the american voice guy should have been given the boot months ago. Liked all the effects such as the mirrors and the dirt being spun up off the tyres but they do need to do somthing with the bloom lighting effect and work on the handling of the cars. I couldn't drift very well at all because of the lack of "feel"
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Nitrous

11 years ago

Just been checking the codemasters forum and it's the same problem for a few of them there as well.... This had better be worth waiting for >.<
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Nitrous

11 years ago

bah! Left it downloading for 1 hour and it only got to 15%, knew that wasn't right so gave up on it right away. Will try at 6am tomoz.
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