SammIKid

H1Z1 dev battles login issues as PS4 open beta hits 1.5m players

SammIKid

22 hours ago

There have been a fair few updates in the last couple days, bug fixes etc. I was having connection issues upon launch but it's been fairly consistent lately and sunk a fair number of hours into it. I definitely prefer it to fortnite.
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What's up with The Witcher 3 patch 1.61 on PS4 Pro?

SammIKid

4 weeks ago

@kabalzerO I'd say Sonys' choices were in the interest of keeping costs to a minimum from a business standpoint. Sourcing the same components helped to keep the Pro at a competitive price upon launch.
They don't need a 'new' console with the added expense of new components until the next iteration of consoles.
MS being on the back foot since launching the XOne had to right the ship, but it cost them a great deal which is reflected in the £100 price disparity and they still probably took a big hit financially on development costs for the OneX.
Sony is so far ahead this generation, they don't need the more powerful console, they had that for the first 4/5 years. Focusing on their exclusive offering of games will see them through the remainder of this generation.
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SammIKid

4 weeks ago

@miseryguts I must be one of the "lucky" ones. Whisper quiet, never notice it kick up a fuss. My base ps4 though (before trading it in) would make a fair bit of noise with certain titles.

I can only suggest cleaning the fan and vents. Think there are some vids on YouTube that show how to oil/lubricate bearings etc
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The good, bad and ugly of 45 minutes with Shadow of the Tomb Raider

SammIKid

4 weeks ago

@GamesConnoisseur Yeah, but he does it all with pazzazz.
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Does Hellblade on Xbox One X deliver the definitive console experience?

SammIKid

1 month ago

@bumgut and Enslaved. I've pretty much enjoyed all of their titles, I wish they'd remaster Heavenly Sword.
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Microsoft's new-look Xbox Live avatars shown off in action via leaked video

SammIKid

1 month ago

@SteampunkZomb1e Didn't everyone assume that prior to the Xbox One release? Why make the same mistake in assuming it again? When they can release the "more powerful" console and rely on the "better" third party games.

With the user base of 80 million they amassed with 360, you'd have thought those profits went into studio formation & game development.

You're free to speculate, but I wouldn't hold your breath
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God of War review: astonishing technological craft in the service of simple pleasures

SammIKid

1 month ago

@spearmp They do however encourage them to own the console in the first place, to then sign up to the service. Especially when those Mp games can be played elsewhere.
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PlayStation 4 exclusive Spider-Man launches September

SammIKid

2 months ago

This'll be the first spider-man game I've played in an absolute age. Insomniac look to have done a great job, so colour me excited!!!
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Hitman: Definitive Edition targets a boxed release next month

SammIKid

2 months ago

Well done me for holding off. Big hitman fan, so been wanting to play through this, though the seasonal, digital only releases put me off.
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Outlast 2 on Switch compared with PlayStation 4

SammIKid

2 months ago

@kabalzerO sad times
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SammIKid

2 months ago

@kabalzerO I enjoyed the first game. Is this one better or worse?
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Far Cry 5 impresses on all consoles - but it's extra special on Xbox One X

SammIKid

2 months ago

@Hoda-dor I ungraded my perfectly working base ps4 to a Pro to use on my 1080p display. Not for the upgrade, just to see if you could cry more.
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Sea of Thieves review - a Rare treasure

SammIKid

2 months ago

@theonlyix You must not have played much this gen smh
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God of War is PS4's next big tech showcase

SammIKid

2 months ago

@Number1Laing I know, which is why I pointed out Pork_e_pigs statement of 99% was incorrect.
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SammIKid

2 months ago

@Number1Laing I know, which is why I pointed out Pork_e_pigs statement of 99% was incorrect.
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SammIKid

2 months ago

@Number1Laing I know, which is why I pointed out Pork_e_pigs statement of 99% was incorrect.
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SammIKid

2 months ago

@Pork_E_Pig

"Itís the downgraded PS4 version Iím looking forward to Digital Foundry testing, after all itís a base PS4 that 99% of us own not a Pro"

Playing HZD on the base ps4 (upgraded to a pro several months back) it still looked phenomenal. I'd like to see it running on the pro, maybe when I get the GotY edition.

While GoW won't have the extra refinements the pro version will be donning, I wouldn't worry about the overall experience on base hardware, as games still look & play well on that system. We'll only be seeing a meaningful leap in graphics & performance with the advent of next generation hardware.

P. S. 99% isn't an accurate figure. Even though I like the idea of being in the 1%
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PUBG Xbox One performance still isn't good enough

SammIKid

2 months ago

@Fourfoldroot

"Early Access" games don't appeal to me in the slightest. Why would I rush to play a game that will clearly be much better later?"

That's just it, what's to stop them leaving the game in the state its in and move onto their next 'early access' project?
They already have their 5 million sales, which people are all too keenly pointing out.

PUBG could easily be left in 'early access' status for the next 10 years. While profits are funnelled elsewhere.
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SammIKid

2 months ago

@Malek86

"So yeah, the idea that Sony "dodged a bullet" is pretty naive. And in the end, there is nothing stopping them from employing a similar early access program on PS4 if they really wanted. In this era of day one patches, continuous support, and games that end up looking unrecognizable from their original release (does Driveclub count as early access?), I wouldn't see any problem with it"

If I remember correctly Driveclub got slated for its online functionality not working at launch. The game itself performed as intended, despite the online functionality being crippled, which wasn't ideal and shouldn't be used as an excuse for allowing games to be released/charged for in an incomplete state. It sets a precedent I'd rather avoid on my choice platform. I'd rather stick with fortnite (which I enjoy but rarely play because 'other' games) which again, is free to play and isn't riddled with bugs.

I'd prefer to have some form of quality control in place, to protect the end user but have no qualms with alpha/beta testing when it's free to do so.

Do you have any other examples of people gleefully paying for games at launch that didn't perform to the standards we expect, without letting the developers know its unacceptable? As it sounds like "in this era of day one patches" you're selling yourself short and shouldn't accept it as the norm. Supporting a game post launch is a different matter entirely.
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Shadow of the Tomb Raider is "climatic finale of Lara Croft's origin story"

SammIKid

2 months ago

@man.the.king Same here, don't think they'll be making the mistake of an exclusivity deal again.

I preordered and played the original TR reboot day one, still as yet to get round to it's sequel. I've been meaning to pick it up for years now, just not been able to justify it sitting atop my stack of unfinished games.
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Here's what's coming with PS4's big 5.50 update

SammIKid

3 months ago

@SiroccoJetProp perhaps they're too busy investing in their first party portfolio. Let's continue shooting them down for giving us more features though.
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Jelly Deals: Up to 70% off PlayStation exclusives this week

SammIKid

3 months ago

@Malazan same. I might just finally pick this up. Won't help me clear the backlog of games I'm trying to get through.
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Sony unveils God of War limited edition custom PlayStation 4 Pro

SammIKid

3 months ago

Looks like a 'move' controller sketched on the side.
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Dispelling the myths of Bloodborne

SammIKid

3 months ago

"The myth about From Software games and the challenge they hold was one started with Dark Souls"

Demon Souls, surely. Gave up after an hour at most!

Bloodborne and its quicker pacing is what got me into FROMSOFTWARE games, which led to me completing DS3. Previous iterations never clicked with me.

Two very treasured gaming experiences. Up there with the best of what games have to offer.
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Bloodborne community rallying together for Return to Yharnam fan event

SammIKid

3 months ago

@Brainflowers Lots of evading and patience. The games incredible so stick with it.
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Here's Blanka electrifying Street Fighter 5

SammIKid

3 months ago

Bought SFV for 15 quid on psn about 5/6 months ago.
Included the first season of characters and never felt the need to purchase any additional/locked dlc.
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For Honor's Season Five launches next month, introduces long-awaited dedicated servers

SammIKid

4 months ago

@JotunNeko I owned it a few months from day one, before trading in.
Now it's at a decent price and with this upcoming update, I enjoyed it enough for what it was that I'd definitely consider picking it up again.
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Overwatch on Xbox One X: does its dynamic 4K scaler hold up?

SammIKid

4 months ago

@Fragnum

"Roughly translated"

"Please stop now before you make me look even more moronic that I've already made myself out to be"

Well that got defensive & juvenile quick. To be expected though.
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SammIKid

4 months ago

@Fragnum
"I'm sure Rolls Royce sells less cars a year than Ford do but tell me which you think will be the better drive?"

It's a poor analogy, considering both Ms/Sony are looking for mass market appeal.
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Here's February's PlayStation Plus games line-up

SammIKid

4 months ago

@Leben So free with the sub then?
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SammIKid

4 months ago

@Fifanutz lol, GTS has kept from working away through my backlog of games. Glad others are having the same problem
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SammIKid

4 months ago

I've been wanting to get Rime a while now. I'll be making sure that ones ticked off this month.
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Microsoft's final sales pitch for Xbox One X falls flat

SammIKid

9 months ago

@JiveHound

"I already rolled the dice almost 4 years ago when I went all in digital at the X1 launch. Now with my missus also on xbox and with us game sharing, 250+ games later I'm pretty much guaranteed to buy an X"

Looks like you got a lot invested in digital software. I purchased a grand total of maybe two digital games on 360/XbLive. Made it a lot easier for me to cut the cord mid gen.
Even though I predominantly purchase physical copies, I've amassed a fair library of digital only titles on PSN.
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Horizon Zero Dawn: the making of PS4 Pro's best 4K game

SammIKid

10 months ago

@grassyknoll If a journalist/reporter was to put out a bogus news article, I'd want for them to be called out on it.
This is not to say I don't agree with your overall sentiment. I just think people have a right to call foul.

I enjoyed the game quite a lot and for a website I regularly visit, not to recommend me a game. I'd hope to hear the opposing point of view. Otherwise someone who frequents and trusts the opinion of 'eurogamer' might miss out on what is one of the best games this year.
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Get a PlayStation 4, Crash Trilogy, Overwatch and spare controller for £180

SammIKid

11 months ago

@Tiel

"Worth remembering the cost of these machiones when they launched.
I'm slowly learning just how much money can be saved by living three years in the past."

I'd gladly pay the extra £170 for the last 3 yrs of use I've had out of it. It's been on almost daily. Streaming movies through the browser has been invaluable.
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God of War director explains why entire game has no camera cuts

SammIKid

11 months ago

@obidanshinobi

"I would prefer this to be like the old God Of Wars rather than a "third person action adventure game" like TLOU, the Uncharted series, Horizon ZD, Days Gone.... anyone noticing a pattern here ? :D"

You forgot Spider-Man
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Sony's flat E3 conference shows signs of a mid-generation lull

SammIKid

12 months ago

While I'll agree there weren't many surprises, Shadow of the Colossus being the main one, but my personal highlight being GOW. I wouldn't go as far to describe it as a mid-gen lull.
A lot wasn't shown at the show. They may have decided to hold certain reveals back for later shows/conferences in the year.
We didn't get an update on either Deathstranding, TLoU
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Buy a 12-month PlayStation Plus subscription, get Star Wars Battlefront free

SammIKid

12 months ago

@apoc_reg Loyal Plus members have amassed a large library of titles through the subscription. New audiences haven't, hence the incentive.
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April PlayStation Plus games detailed

SammIKid

1 year ago

@ISmoke I'd suggest you buy the games you want, not wait for them to arrive on plus. That'll just lead to the disappointment you apparently have with the service.
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For Honor's bastard bots will taunt you

SammIKid

1 year ago

From what I've played of the alpha/beta, it's a lot of fun once you get to grips with it.
I'm not sure how microtransactions come in to play or how much content is on offer with the base game, so I'll be holding off until a it's at a more affordable price.

Though, I've been tempted already to pick it up at asda for 42 quid. I enjoyed the game enough i'd sink a fair number of hours into it.
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Watch: Five things to try in For Honor's open beta

SammIKid

1 year ago

Played the closed alpha and open beta on ps4, which has now guaranteed Ubi a purchase from me. Though I can hold off for a month or so.
I didn't even have it on my 'list' of games to get, but after the initial curve and a better understanding of combat mechanics, 1v1 duels as well as 4v4 deathmatch became a tense affair when pitted against decent players, but a lot of fun.
I can see people being put off at first, as It took me a while to get to grips with it all. After that though, I had a ball!
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Tech Analysis: The Last Guardian

SammIKid

1 year ago

@Joelstinty It's true, the camera will sometimes feel as though it's fixed in a certain direction, which can lead to me battling with the camera at times to look the other way.
I can see it being an issue for some. I've quickly come to terms with what I consider to be a minor nuisance at times, but not game breaking.
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SammIKid

1 year ago

@AgentDaleCooper before I even launched the game there was a 1.02 patch. I'm sure there'll be a couple extra refinements down the road
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SammIKid

1 year ago

From what I've played, I couldn't be happier with how it turned out. Controls and Camera are a bit funny at times, but you eventually get use to how it plays. I found cranking up the camera speed in options helped out a bit too.
So far, really enjoying it and something completely different from what's available in the charts.
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Let it Die is Grasshopper's refreshingly different return to form

SammIKid

1 year ago

@riceNpea haha, I used the British embassy address in NY
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SammIKid

1 year ago

@riceNpea Once you lock on a little arrow should appear above their head
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SammIKid

1 year ago

Played this for an entire day and enjoyed it immensely, and I haven't even had to spend anything toward it yet.

One of the best F2P games I've come across and will definitely be sinking some time into it
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Watch Sony's fancy pants PS4 advert

SammIKid

2 years ago

Sony pretty much have this generation wrapped up and under the Christmas Tree
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Digital Foundry: Hands-on with DriveClub VR

SammIKid

2 years ago

Played the hell out of Driveclub, got the season pass and now this is an exciting prospect to have.
I better get saving as I wasn't expecting on getting a VR unit until much later on.
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Disgruntled No Man's Sky players thrust Sony's PS4 refund policy back into the spotlight

SammIKid

2 years ago

@Villanelo

Most major outlets won't allow you to return a game if you've played it and subsequently broken the seal.
Why should digital purchases be any different? You shouldn't be treating it as a demo in the first place!

I don't usually buy digital media, except ofcourse digital 'only' titles. Saves me all this hassle

The best I'd get from my local retailer for NMS is a trade in price, not a refund.
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