Ron_Justice

Here's five miserable minutes of The Last of Us Part 2

Ron_Justice

7 months ago

Well that was absolutely f*cking brutal. Not pulling any punches are they!? The facial/general animation, texturing and lighting is sublime.
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Star Wars Battlefront 2 has a loot crate problem

Ron_Justice

7 months ago

@drawfull I think you're confusding the point. There's NOTHING wrong with a game having a DLC system for maps etc. down the road. The issue is having to pay for that extra content. If the content is free and the WHOLE player base has access to it, then that's win win. In this case, the big issue is, Battlefront II is a game built around a loot crate driven progress system that distributes it's contents at RANDOM and in order to avoid grinding for hours and hours and hours the game's structure blatantly encourages you to engage with and spend real money on that loot crate system. It's rotten to the core.
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Ron_Justice

7 months ago

It's a shite system for sure. Not what any paying customer should have to put up with. Trouble is, I think this may be as a direct consequence of future maps/modes DLC being free to all. At some point over the last 10 years, larger devs have decided/got used to it costing, on average, 70 per new game. That extra 30/40% on the retail costs has manifest itself as DLC and a few fluff micro transactions.

Now, we have a situation where the player base / community of the first EA/DICE Battlefront have called out loudly that they don't want the player base to be split over haves and have not's for map/mode selection. A noble request and for a thing that shouldn't really be thing anyway. BUT, in this case, it would appear that EA still wants it's 70 average, even though we're getting all the maps/modes for free. In step Pay to Win.

Utterly garbage, greed driven system that should be shot down in flames. I really enjoy the moment to moment gameplay on offer in BFront2 and I'm a massive SW nerd, but I'll be thinking long and hard about whether I buy this. I want a level playing field where skill and progress are rewarded in a linear way - Here's a challenging mechanic, now LEARN that mechanic, get good at it, and be a better player. FK buying a 'bigger gun' to shortcut the system. Not only that, but FK buying a CHANCE of receiving a 'bigger gun' to shortcut the system!
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Gran Turismo Sport acquits itself well in VR

Ron_Justice

8 months ago

Now, if only there was a way to get my Logitech Driving Force set up to work on my PS4...
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The Last of Us fans have a huge Part 2 theory

Ron_Justice

1 year ago

@sid-6581 Joel being dead isn't but thinking about it, Ellie suffering and living with PTSD might make for a very emotional and challenging story.
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Ron_Justice

1 year ago

He's not dead. Ellie is talking about the Fireflies. This game's going to be about the the consequences of the what Joel told Ellie at the end of the last game.

Or it's aliens.
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The Last Guardian review

Ron_Justice

1 year ago

Has this got PVP multiplayer?
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Titanfall 2 fails to beat Titanfall sales in UK

Ron_Justice

2 years ago

The release date is completely mental. January would have been OK, shit even December to let the initial BF1 and COD rush die down, at least a little.
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Report: Oculus Rift creator Palmer Luckey secretly funded pro-Trump meme website

Ron_Justice

2 years ago

Well, what a prick. That is all.
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Is DayZ still coming out on console and, you know, WTH is going on?

Ron_Justice

2 years ago

Not played the game in months - early 0.58 maybe - but I still contend that it offers an experience unlike anything else and it can offer hugely rewarding and satisfying game to play.

What is slightly mental is that Bohemia decided to develope a new engine alongside an Early Access game and hoped to maintain it's original release schedule. Early Access is a double edge sword at the best of times, let alone trying to develop new tech in tandem with a new game.

I genuinely hope they manage to pull it off. As I said, the experience on offer is unlike anything else I've played and when it works it's as compelling as the best games I've played.
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No Man's Sky's cool soundtrack comes out alongside the game

Ron_Justice

2 years ago

Mega
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PlayStation Paris Games Week 2015 conference live report

Ron_Justice

3 years ago

@dogmanstaruk Cockulos Rift?
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Ron_Justice

3 years ago

T T P? Time To Penis?
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PlayStation Store reveals Uncharted: The Nathan Drake Collection

Ron_Justice

3 years ago

I'd double dip, depending on how great the graphical upgrade is to the 1st game. The 2nd & 3rd games looked fantastic on PS3 so no qualms there, but Uncharted does look of it's era. I've only actually played each of the games through once so re-visiting them now, so many years later will be a welcome diversion.
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So, what do you actually do in No Man's Sky?

Ron_Justice

3 years ago

Day 1. Probably the only game on the horizon I can say that about. It's all looking really, really, really nice.
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Grand Theft Auto Online Heists in early 2015

Ron_Justice

3 years ago

Well this all sounds pretty awesome. I hope they manage to streamline the process for joining friends. I've barely touched Online as I can't be arsed to sit in the sky for 5 minutes between every race/match etc.
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EA announces free game giveaway for all PlayStation owners

Ron_Justice

4 years ago

No price on the UK store. Something's afoot.
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Destiny will upgrade your exotics - but there's a heavy price to pay

Ron_Justice

4 years ago

Destiny's currency system is so straight forward...Clear as Mud...
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Minecraft Xbox One release date confirmed

Ron_Justice

4 years ago

Just topped up the PSN wallet in anticipation. Please let it be today!
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First video of Dead Island 2 gameplay

Ron_Justice

4 years ago

Yes Please! Rag doll looks a bit stiff just now but still looking mint.
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Video Games: The Movie review

Ron_Justice

4 years ago

"Available now on iTunes for 7.99" So free on Netflix in a few months then? I think I'll wait.
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Nintendo's E3 digital event

Ron_Justice

4 years ago

VOLOL
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Ron_Justice

4 years ago

Totally read that as 'Yoshi's Willy World'.
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Microsoft's E3 press conference

Ron_Justice

4 years ago

Dat behind the scenes access
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Adam Sandler's gaming comedy Pixels gets a release date

Ron_Justice

4 years ago

Shouldn't that be 'Peter Dinklage (Tyrion Lannister in Game of Thrones)'? If not, I don't get the joke...
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This is what Battlefield 4 Naval Strike gameplay looks like

Ron_Justice

4 years ago

I'll give Dice one thing. They know how to make a Trailer. This one's up there with the QoTSA one for BFBC2:
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Watch us play DayZ with Dean Hall

Ron_Justice

4 years ago

Nice one. I was beginning to wonder if there would be any new live stream. This is probably as good as it gets!

Do us proud Mr Higton!
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Video: Let's Play Rambo: The Video Game

Ron_Justice

4 years ago

What have they done!?
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Watch us play DayZ - for five hours straight

Ron_Justice

4 years ago

Loved the stream. The stand off(s) at the Airport were pure gold. O_Zaroc deserves an honorable mention - "Put down your weapons or I will shoot you! There are no guns for you here, other than mine, and you're not getting them!" - Great stuff!

@IanHigton That's the way you deal with Bandits, as opposed to the tactic* you and James decided to use in the early hours of the stream :p

*Flap...
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PlayStation Store opens on Amazon.co.uk

Ron_Justice

5 years ago

Fantastic news.
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Sony confirms PS4 and Vita bundles for under 500

Ron_Justice

5 years ago

Bugger. Bought a Vite a couple of weeks ago from ShopTo. I suppose this was always going to happen. Hopefully, Remote Play works as well as advertised and the number of units out there encourage more Devs to make quality titles.
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Valve reveals specs of its Steam Machine prototype

Ron_Justice

5 years ago

$
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Streaming issues hit PSN digital version of Grand Theft Auto 5

Ron_Justice

5 years ago

Yup, I get this on my Digital version. Mostly it's the ground plane where I notice it - Driving at break neck speeds, to escape the Police - A pretty major part of the experience! - and entire sections of the floor will just not be there, allowing me to see through the world to the geometry beneath. My car stays 'on the road', so the collision data is present, but the graphical side of things, not so much. As the article points out, it happens in busy urban area mostly, and in my experience, only when driving one of the really, really quick cars.

Still, not ideal considering the price of the digital version. On the other hand, the price isn't actually a big deal for me. Where I live, games on disk regularly sell for 65 so a digital version for 55 is a bargain, IMO, especially as I'll never trade the game in.
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Battlestar Galactica writer working on secret Sony Santa Monica game

Ron_Justice

5 years ago

ooohh, a Battlestar game? As SSM are at the helm, you gotta think it'll be great. So we have the makings of a great Battlestar Galactica game? Frak me!
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It's the Xbox One Eurogamer Podcast special!

Ron_Justice

5 years ago

@Arsecake_Baker glad it wasn't just me!

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GT5 update ups maximum RPM of HSV-010 to 10300 rpm

Ron_Justice

6 years ago

@edrerai So it's up to me to define the difficulty level? PD should have balanced the game so I don't have to. One of the best bits of GT is engaging with the cars. The opening hours are easily the best and most fun. This is because you're restricted by the game to what you can use / buy. Buying a 2nd hand car fitting a new air filter and exhaust because that's all you can afford and then just about winning races is far, far, far more satisfying than adjusting a dial to reduce your PP and then just about win. The games too easy after the initial races. I'm the consumer. I shouldn't have to police my own play time. The game should be good enough to do that.
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Ron_Justice

6 years ago

@Eldritch To be honest, I've not seen Forza's intro but yeah, the GT5 one is pretty atmospheric.
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Ron_Justice

6 years ago

@edrerai If you don't know then nothing I say can change that. GT5 is a good piece of software but for me it's not a 'fun' experience. It's sterile and soulless. The 'career' isn't engaging or particularly challenging. The Seasonal events, while a good shot in the arm for the game are only really a patch up job. A far more challenging race system and more rewarding experience would be a well considered and executed multiplayer portion of the game. IMO of course :P
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Ron_Justice

6 years ago

Jeesus, PD are off their heads. Who, the fk cares? How about patching fun into the game? Maybe then, I'd actually give a shit...
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The new mode that gives Battlefield 3 newcomers a fighting chance

Ron_Justice

6 years ago

@Marrrfooo It's gone now. No one uses the frag rounds with shotties any more. They're so ineffective, you need a direct hit and a couple of rounds so people just don't bother - it's not easy mode anymore. IMO, Shotguns aren't an issue in the majority of games / servers unless you're unlucky.

If someone wants to play the objective on Rush or Conquest then a Shotgun isn't going to get them anywhere. If you want to play TDM or Close Quaters then you'll see the odd person using a shot gun - normally the pump versions (870 & the SPAS-12), in my experience - but it's certainly not a 'problem'.
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Ron_Justice

6 years ago

@Marrrfooo it must have been around February or March judging by this : http://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2012-02-23-dice-shares-battlefield-3-patch-notes-ahead-of-release - They basically reduced the effectiveness of the 'frag' rounds fired by Semi Auto shotguns.
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Ron_Justice

6 years ago

@Cafuddled I appreciate what you're saying but look at the link again : http://symthic.com/comparison.php?wep1=M240B&attc1=None&wep2=M27+IAR&attc2=None

M27IAR - one of the starting guns for the support class is easily the more usable when compared to your example - M240B) - Higher rate of fire & muzzle velocity, lower ADS time, lower bullet spread making getting and staying on target much easier and the recoil of the M27 is lower across the board.

My point is the opening guns are easier to use and equally as effective (if not more so IMO) than the guns unlocked later in the game.

Also, the idea that BF3 murdered burst fire is nonsense. True that some guns 'settle' during sustained fire (mainly the heavy LMG's / support class weapons) but in 99.9% of situations, if you burst fire a weapon, you'll win 1 v 1 against someone going full auto. The recoil, and muzzle drift on the majority of weapons in BF3 means that sustained fire will have you shooting everywhere but where you want. Bursting is a much, much better method.
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Ron_Justice

6 years ago

@MattRobson Again, that's just down to map knowledge. Shotguns have short range so don;t get too close and an SMG, AR or LMG will still win the encounter.

To be fair, the Semi Auto shotties we're ridiculous for a while. They're a bit shit but could get you results, until you came up against someone with a clue. Not to mention the fact the DICE addressed the issue and nurfed the explosive rounds.

Then there's the server's that have enforced their own rules - "No semi auto shotguns, C4 on Flags, or base camping" etc. The server browser means that for every situation where you find a gun / piece of equipment that's getting on your tits, there are countless servers where those things aren't tolerated. Can't really see a complaint there, unless you're too impatient to find a half decent server and add it to you favorites list.
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Ron_Justice

6 years ago

Grind to win is a bollox in BF3. It's a misconception. It doesn't exist. The opening guns for each class are as strong as the last guns you unlock. Within 30 minuets or so of using a single weapon you'll have unlocked all the 'essential' attachments for it - a sight & grip perhaps. Beyond that it becomes a matter of taste / developing a play style and using the latter unlocks to enhance those play styles. There are no stronger bullets, or body armour to unlock so there are no advantages to be had. The only 'advantages' available are through learning each weapons characteristics and map knowledge.
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Deus Ex: Human Revolution free for PlayStation Plus subscribers

Ron_Justice

6 years ago

Balls. Kinda wish I'd not paid full whack for DE at release now. Although, it's a great game so no big deal. Good that more people will be able to play it. Well worth the DL & playthrough IMO.
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First 20 Raspberry Pi PCs arriving January

GTA 3 10 year anniversary vid

Ron_Justice

7 years ago

It was good but it's no Vice City
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Gran Turismo 5 DLC UK price confirmed

Ron_Justice

7 years ago

fk that
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Battlefield 3 extended Jay-Z trailer

Ron_Justice

7 years ago

The Song choice makes more sense in a 'full-length' trailer. Bit hyped now. Just a bit....
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"Remastered" Crysis 1 coming to console

Ron_Justice

7 years ago

October release! What are they thinking? I'll get it but it'll be once it hits 20 - at the beginning of November...
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