RFturrican

Sources: Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 doesn't have a single-player campaign

RFturrican

6 days ago

Honestly? I'm not overly bothered anymore about Call of Duty. I got as far as Infinite Warfare and then just stepped away, even though I felt WWII would appeal to me.

I played the Titanfall 2 single player campaign and it felt like one of the best campaigns I've played in a long long time. There actually felt like there was care and attention. With Activision of late, they just feel like they dot the i's and cross the t's just to get product out in time now.

With Destiny 2 flagging a bit and now this, I would not like to be in Activision's shoes round about now.

Although if the awesome Wolfenstein II can ship without a multiplayer, who knows?
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Konami announced a new Castlevania game

RFturrican

1 week ago

@Ferrous I was thinking A miserable little pile of secret loot crates, but that does very nicely :)
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Big gaming clearance sale at MusicMagpie today

RFturrican

1 week ago

@LewisPackwood I just think the timing is too coincidental to think otherwise, don't you reckon?
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RFturrican

1 week ago

Maybe it's just me, but I wonder where all the Grainger Games stock went.......

"Dramatic music and slightly off kilter cliffhanger"
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Someone built the Titanic in Halo

RFturrican

1 week ago

"I'm King of the Hill!!!"
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Sega is making a Mega Drive Mini

RFturrican

1 week ago

How about an AMI(ni)GA????

Shove an SD card slot in the back and a 1200 Kickstart ROM in it and the ability to use a Quickshot Pro and I'm sold ;)
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Disgraced Donkey Kong champ Billy Mitchell releases statement

RFturrican

1 week ago

I'm sorry, but I can't take gaming statements seriously from someone who looks like an 80's Chippendale with a health condition...

If the proof is there that he did it, which looks more like the thing every day, then strip him of everything.

I'm sure he could get a world record on Rise of the Robots..... Nobody played that anyway.
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Far Cry 5 review - a competent yet conflicted open worlder

RFturrican

1 week ago

@mega-gazz Totally get that, dude. I think I might start missing a few runs in certain series, so that the *PZAZZ" factor comes back. I'm enjoying it a lot, mainly because I'm leaving my brain at the door with it :)

It's a bit like Family Guy, in that it tries really hard to push the satirical envelope that sometimes it feels pushed?
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RFturrican

4 weeks ago

Firstly, I would maybe take the subtitles off of the Father's pic, as that could well be a *spoiler alert*?

Secondly, I've enjoyed the first bit I've played and I think it has the basis of a really good sandbox game, especially with a mate to play with.

To be fair though, I missed 4 and Primal, and I'll visit 3 on the download, so maybe I'm hitting it fresh, but after an hour, it felt like a first person Wildlands, and I LOVE that game.
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Destiny 2 review

RFturrican

7 months ago

I think recommended is about right.

All this talk about micro transactions again. I'm not going to pay for anything other than the expansion pass and I'll be happy enough with that. I also believe that Bungie will have learnt their lessons with the expansion stuff as well (also, isn't it 5 CHEAPER this time round?)

The other thing you have to remember is that there are people out there who still play World of Warcraft on PC, which is the closest thing I can relate to with Destiny.

Now, I'm not including the price of the games, but in terms of after launch:

10 x 12 months = 120 for Warcraft
30 x 2 year transaction + 40 Xbox Live pass = 100 (110 for PSN owners)

I may get shot down, but at the end of the day I enjoyed playing the first one and I'm really enjoying the second Destiny game. This doesn't bother me, simply because I won't buy micro transactions and I get to play a shooter with my friends and work colleagues.

If you don't like paying extra, don't pay it. Nobody is forcing a gun to your head to do it, or if they are, it'll be 30 light higher than yours and an Exotic with Arc damage.
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Destiny 2 servers now live

RFturrican

8 months ago

......and so it begins........
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Sonic Mania has a lovely tribute to a Sonic hacker who tragically died

RFturrican

8 months ago

@JamesSwiftDay I'll hinge my bets on Cannon Fodder....... What do I win? ;)
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Sonic Mania is the sequel we've waited 23 years for

RFturrican

8 months ago

Super Metroid, how did you sneak in there? (10.22 in case you're wondering)

I hope though, that this allows the team behind this to do a full on NEW Sonic game, as that is what everyone has been crying out for...

.... right?
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Middle-earth: Shadow of War has loot boxes

RFturrican

9 months ago

@Shambozo Of course it is in their interest to make players buy them, as it is a business acumen and therefore a massive benefit to them.

The only point I'm trying to make is that noone is holding a gun to anyone's head to make you buy them. Businesses want to make as much money out of the public as they can, that's how it has always been. The public, including myself, may not agree with these methods, but we make our feelings known by not purchasing these things and only buying what we want to, which for me will be the game and the expansions, but nothing more.

Christ, I'd rather have it like Doom's method, in giving the gamer the whole lot as a freebie further down the line to go with the basic game.

All I'm trying to get across is that at the end of the day, you don't have to buy it to get everything out of the game, but those who want to get everything NOW will be hard pushed to resist.
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RFturrican

9 months ago

@Shambozo I can assure you, sir, I'm as wide awake as anyone and don't need coffee to see what's going on.

What I'm getting at is that the micro transactions in this game will be NON ESSENTIAL. If you don't want to buy the loot crates, well, don't buy them.

Micro transactions will be here to stay, just like season passes caused such an uproar when they began to trawl out in the previous generation. The fact is you do not have to buy them.

At least they are giving the option, unlike other publishers.....

#just sayin
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RFturrican

9 months ago

@TheLittlestHobo I haven't played it no, but what gets me is that when I was a kid, we had to plough through games to get things. I don't see why this is any different. All this gold thing does is add an easy out for people who don't want to put the hours in.

I don't know about anyone else, but I enjoyed Mordor that much I was happy to put that time in.

Don't get me wrong, I can see your point to an extent, but as far as I'm concerned, if you can get it without putting the money into it, where's the issue?
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RFturrican

9 months ago

I can see why some people are giving it the "I'm not buying it." in varying degrees of dramatic implementation, but the fact is that you don't have to buy any of it to get everything in the game.

In my case that means as I went out of my way to 100% a brilliant game in Mordor, I'll be ploughing loads of time and effort into this one as well, and guess what?, I'll still get to access everything that those who NEED everything straight out the box will want to use real money for.

All these people that say they're boycotting it because of this are talking out of their Orcish arse. They'll still buy it whenever it comes out, but just want to make a dramatic statement to look cool.

Get over it.
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There are three versions of FUT Icons in FIFA 18

RFturrican

9 months ago

Just looks like a year round version of Futties, and noone complained about that.
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PlayStation Plus price hike announced for Europe

RFturrican

9 months ago

@Grindagger FYI if you can get PS Plus for what is, in your approxiation, 9.84 for the year then go right ahead, and tell me where to sign up. Mine was just a rough average of what PS Plus would be in comparison to in the year.

Still, each to their own, I suppose.
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RFturrican

9 months ago

I didn't mind 40 for it every year because like a fair load of us, I was rocking the two main brand consoles, but when on a personal level the PS4 only really gets used for Sony only titles and doesn't get used a huge amount it becomes increasingly more difficult to justify.

I'll have a look for cheaper ways to buy it away from Sony's own pockets, but even though the price hike makes a yearly sub the equivalent of 52p a week (less than a packet of crisps these days) it still seems a bit steep considering the lack of what you get in return.

If they gave us an option minus the freebie games that most folk have either bought or moan about for what we pay now or a little less, I'm happy, but that isn't how business works, sadly.
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Square Enix willing to give up Hitman rights to ensure series future

RFturrican

11 months ago

I don't know why, but I feel Hitman and Deus Ex could do worse than shift to a company like Bethesda. They would fit well in their portfolio and, more importantly, still get the love and attention they deserve, instead of being bastardized for the sake of a cheap buck.

Fingers crossed they both get a home though. :)
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Rejoice! Danger Zone is Burnout's Crash Mode

RFturrican

11 months ago

It sounds great to all of us Burnout fans, but if the loading times are anywhere near as chronic as Dangerous Golf was when it was released, it may actually stop me from getting it until there's a patch or a price drop...

#longloadburnout
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Fan gets free trip to BlizzCon after finding long-lost StarCraft gold master

RFturrican

12 months ago

I can't believe there are still people that think they deserve intellectual stuff in the games industry that has never belonged to them. If it was their bottle of cola and "blinged" Iphone that someone else wanted the numbers off of they wouldn't be so upfront about being happy about it, would they?

The disc belongs to Blizzard and they are getting it back, which is right.
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Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare's campaign is slick, morbid and a bit dull

RFturrican

1 year ago

I just played Cack Ops III's single player campaign a few days ago and it was just so dull and uninspiring. I fear that Call of Duty: Battlestar GalCACKtica will be the same, but until I play it, I just won't know.

I used to love this series, but Call of Duty is needing taken round the back of the barn and shot. Let it rest now, please. Either that or just release a multiplayer version of it with monthly map packs.

I'm off to play Battlefield 1.
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Prison Architect review

RFturrican

2 years ago

EG: Review.... You will get a 6.

Review: I don't want a number, I am a free opinion.
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Warcraft most successful game-film, Duncan Jones up for a sequel

RFturrican

2 years ago

So, what you're saying is.... it's not an en-THRALL-ing movie to watch then, right?
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Ubisoft E3 2016 conference live report

RFturrican

2 years ago

This feels like a game that will be good, but head to the bargain bin within 2 months of release.

I hope I'm wrong.
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RFturrican

2 years ago

He's got the voice of the show..... Awesome Igor and his dulcet tones.

No frozen nips though.
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RFturrican

2 years ago

Unless they do an Anne Robinson wink DLC. The nips may be an 18+ advisory.
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RFturrican

2 years ago

I think Ghost Recon has made me lose interest in this, to be fair.
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RFturrican

2 years ago

@Martin Star Wars Episode 1 anyone?
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RFturrican

2 years ago

Michael Nipbender sounds kind of painful though
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RFturrican

2 years ago

And here comes Ubi's WTF moment...
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RFturrican

2 years ago

Bud's nipples could get rusty.
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RFturrican

2 years ago

@Mazzle It worked for Alex Kidd
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RFturrican

2 years ago

"NIPPLE CLAMPS DEPLOYED!!"
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RFturrican

2 years ago

With all this nipple talk, maybe they should rename this game "Battle for the Planet of the Chafes"
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RFturrican

2 years ago

If they ever do a VR version of Knightmare, he needs to be Treguard....
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RFturrican

2 years ago

He should be James Hetfield's dad...
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RFturrican

2 years ago

I wish Ubisoft luck on their new enterprise...
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RFturrican

2 years ago

Maybe this will make VR sales LA-FORGE ahead of their targets....?

I'll get my coat.
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RFturrican

2 years ago

Very Rank...
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RFturrican

2 years ago

That's a no brainer. Give it an essential already;)
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RFturrican

2 years ago

The Stick of Truth was the most under rated RPG in a long time. This should be awesome.
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RFturrican

2 years ago

They should get Ian Higton to do that canned chat. He'd at least make it amusing. Especially after the APB video.
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RFturrican

2 years ago

The only middle aged players that you are waiting for their momma to make them dinner because they're so NICE. It's like Jazz Club.
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RFturrican

2 years ago

It's just you.
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RFturrican

2 years ago

#WeCcantGetaRealHollywoodJob
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RFturrican

2 years ago

IS it too much to ask if one of them said "SHIT!! Someone's at the door. Back in a sec..."
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Monkey Island creator asks Disney to sell IP

RFturrican

2 years ago

As much as I'd love to see this happen, it won't. Disney are so big they can just let the licence rot in a little room somewhere (probably next to Scrooge McDuck's bunnet and the Gummi Bears' TV licence).

If this was the Call of Duty franchise being affected this thread would be overrun with people up in arms, but unfortunately it is one that is more aimed at a lot of us more mature gamers who want to see things the way we loved them one more time.

Personally, I'd always wanted to see a proper point and click done on something like the Wii, which Zak and Wiki did to a point back then, but literally nothing else happened. We sadly live in a world now where the big companies will do what they want and concentrate on the masses rather than give the passionate ones another trip down memory lane with some new storylines.

I just want to point out I am a retro gaming fan and I would buy this if it did materialise, but just like some of those good Star Wars games that have now also been canned, we will never see Disney do anything with it.

Mind you, Anthropoid Haven does have a ring to it.......
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