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Dara O Briain's Go 8 Bit gets second and third series

Soton4084

1 year ago

I liked the concept in principle and it was a decent first series.

It could however be massively improved by ditching the unnecessary and cringeworthy revolving sofa bit and tweaking the show so that it is aimed at a more mature audience. Some of the jokes didn't really help to dispel common misconceptions about gaming and that was my biggest gripe.
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Codemasters picks up Driveclub developer Evolution Studios

Soton4084

2 years ago

This is fantastic news!
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DICE: why Star Wars Battlefront AT-ATs are on-rails

Soton4084

3 years ago

A very disappointing interview.

This has gone from a potential day one purchase to a confirmed avoid.
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Battlefield Hardline review

Soton4084

3 years ago

Think I'll stick with Battlefield 4 and give this a miss.
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Eurogamer has dropped review scores

Soton4084

3 years ago

Great news!
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Apple raises price of 69p apps

Soton4084

3 years ago

At least all the taxes paid will now be going to the UK instead of Luxembourg.
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Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic launches on Android

Soton4084

3 years ago

I really wish they would release a HD version of this on the PS3 or PS4.
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Target pulls Grand Theft Auto 5 from sale in Australia

Soton4084

3 years ago

Such a backwards and pathetic attitude from Target.

People are happy to focus on one aspect of a game produced for mature adults and ignore everything else about it!
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Face-Off: Far Cry 4

Soton4084

3 years ago

So glad I didn't preorder this.
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Don't call it a comeback: Xbox One's first year

Soton4084

3 years ago

I felt this was a really well balanced article.

I was extremely disappointed with the Xbox One after its E3 reveal as Microsoft had announced a product which was anti-consumer and which was focused on an arguably irrelevant product (Kinect). As a result of the mandatory Kinect it was far too expensive and was quite frankly a shockingly bad proposition at launch.

But after the abysmal preorder numbers and backlash they made changes for the better and this is slowly turning into a machine I would consider buying. If a slimline model comes out I may consider purchasing one and this is someone who was firmly opposed to it a year ago.

As it stands, I'm very pleased with my PS4. The Xbox One games selection is slightly better at the moment and I'm envious of Forza in particular, so might get one further down the line.
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Elite: Dangerous ditches planned offline mode

Soton4084

3 years ago

After Simcity and Driveclub, I am very nervous about buying games which rely on an internet connection.

I really want to get this as I loved the original Elite games, but I'm not too happy about the ability to play offline being cancelled.

Nevertheless, I'll keep an open mind with this and see how things pan out.
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PlayStation TV review

Soton4084

3 years ago

Shame, I was very tempted by this.
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How Assassin's Creed Unity's micro-transactions work

Soton4084

3 years ago

So glad I didn't buy this game!
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Far Cry 4 review

Soton4084

3 years ago

It's a shame I've read that this game has no local co-op.

If so that's a missed opportunity in my opinion.
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Assassin's Creed: Unity launch debacle sparks Ubisoft rethink

Soton4084

3 years ago

This is why I hate review embargoes.

I now wait until a game has been released and reviewed before making the decision whether to purchase or not.
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Assassin's Creed Unity review

Soton4084

3 years ago

I'll be avoiding this.

The series is stale and it sounds like this brings nothing new to the table (barring co-op).
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Watch this Grand Theft Auto 5 PS3-to-PS4 comparison video

Soton4084

3 years ago

This looks great! I'll definitely be double dipping and look forward to getting immersed into the setting again.
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The seven year shadow left by Modern Warfare

Soton4084

4 years ago

It's a shame that the series has never really evolved from COD4. The campaign in that game was superb. None since have been anywhere as good.
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Video: What's new in GTA 5 next gen?

Soton4084

4 years ago

I'll be buying this again on the PS4. Not just because of the improvements, but also because it was such a superb game which Id be happy to play through again.
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Smaller, cheaper, cooler Xbox One processor in development

Soton4084

4 years ago

@*Kilrathi*

PSPlus is the better option at the moment due to the quality of free games on offer with the sub. The Xbox Live equivalent pales in comparison.

There isn't a huge amount in it when it comes to the online gaming side of things. Sony have been improving the experience and whilst it's not quite there just yet, it's not a reason anymore to favour the Xbox over the Playstation brand in my opinion.
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Soton4084

4 years ago

It sounds like the Xbox One is heading in the right direction, although it's still a long way off from being a console I would consider purchasing.
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Metal Gear Solid 5: Ground Zeroes gets a permanent price drop

Soton4084

4 years ago

It's still far too expensive.
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Sony postpones Driveclub PS Plus Edition "until further notice"

Soton4084

4 years ago

Well this is disappointing.
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Far Cry 4 Season Pass brings PvP and yetis

Soton4084

4 years ago

Why do you have to pay extra for multiplayer?

Will be avoiding this now!
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Far Cry 4 adds karmic balance and tactical beehives

Soton4084

4 years ago

@chucklepie

Outside xbox and you're playing the game on a PS4 (note, the button presses in game)?

Have you seen the light?
I honestly don't see why they still exclude the PS4 from these videos.

I understand the historical reasons for it, but is there really any reason to continue to be Xbox exclusive? Especially as the PS4 is (thus far) the more popular console in virtually all territories this gen.
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Civilian massacring game Hatred courts controversy, gets it

Soton4084

4 years ago

The Daily Fail will have a field day with this!
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Battlefield 4: The redefinition of Early Access

Soton4084

4 years ago

It seems to work really well now and it is a fantastic game. Premium is also finally starting to seem like reasonable value for money now that all the extra DLC maps are running smoothly.

It's just disappointing that it wasn't released in this state. I really think it could have challenged the dominance of COD if it had been.
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Battlefield 4 Premium Edition out later this month

Soton4084

4 years ago

The game actually works very well now and I think premium is worth the money. I will admit I've been frustrated a lot in the past with the glitches, but the latest patch seems to have sorted it.

Dare I say it.. This is the game which should have launched last year and would have had a great chance of beating COD.
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Destiny player finds way to access future DLC area

Soton4084

4 years ago

So glad I didn't get Destiny. I really don't like the heavy focus on DLC content.
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DriveClub review

Soton4084

4 years ago

Shame, I thought this had a lot of potential!

Still, I will try the PSPlus edition and then make up my mind as to whether or not the upgrade is worth it.
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Assassin's Creed: Unity takes a daring leap back to the series' origins

Soton4084

4 years ago

@Rederiet

- No modern day story
- No eavesdropping/follow missions
- A great, engaging and really thought through story that's not just there for the sake of being there. And it's not too long just for the sake of it.
- No microtransactions.
- Highly optimised code on all platforms, making the best use of each hardware
- No british accents for everyone
- Challenge
- A main character that you actually care for and can relate to. Hell, maybe even the choice of being a man or a woman?
Spot on! I completely agree.
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Soton4084

4 years ago

@strange-quark

I also bought AC: Black Flag. I felt it was a good game (best since AC2), but the same old problems were there.

It just seems like no effort has been made to address the same old issues.
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Soton4084

4 years ago

The AC series is extremely tired in my opinion and it looks as though this iteration will not refresh things or bring anything substantially new to the table.

The forced parity with the Xbox One and the micro-transactions are the final nails in the coffin.

I'll be avoiding this.
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Battlefield Hardline launches with nine maps and seven modes

Soton4084

4 years ago

This should be an expansion to Battlefield 4, not a separate game. (Like Vietnam was for Bad Company 2)
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Battlefield 4's most important patch rolls out today

Soton4084

4 years ago

Disappointing that it's taken so long for them to fix this, but at least they are still supporting the game and haven't simply moved on to Hardline without fixing the problems.

When it works it's probably the best first person shooter available on consoles, so am glad to see it still being supported.
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Xbox One price cut by 20 in the UK, now 329

Soton4084

4 years ago

It's still too expensive compared to the more powerful PS4. I think I'll wait until the first hardware revision before I consider getting one.
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Bastard of the Old Republic

Soton4084

4 years ago

Great article!

I still fondly remember KOTOR and consider it to be one of the best games I have ever played. It's a shame that the Mass Effect trilogy never quite lived up to Bioware's previous achievements.

KOTOR 2 was also good in my opinion, just not quite the masterpiece that its predecessor was.
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Enjoying Destiny's quieter moments

Soton4084

4 years ago

What is Destiny?
A disappointment in my opinion.
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Destiny becomes world's best-selling new IP

Soton4084

4 years ago

Millions of gamers are having a great time playing Destiny and can't put down their controllers," said Activision's Eric Hirshberg. "And this is just the beginning. Destiny is a platform that will grow and evolve...
No doubt through a wealth of paid DLC.
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Destiny UK's biggest new IP launch ever

Soton4084

4 years ago

Review please! It's been out for ages already!
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PS4 passes 1m sales mark in the UK

Soton4084

4 years ago

Well deserved, it's a fantastic console
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Project Cars is already a better racing game than Forza or Gran Turismo

Soton4084

4 years ago

@Sir_Walter_Rally

GT is so obsessively focused on the wrong things, they need to step out and have a look from an outsiders perspective.
You've hit the nail on the head there. I still remember the bizarre choice of premium vehicles in GT5. For instance a VW Campervan got the premium treatment over other performance cars.

Gran Turismo has been massively disappointing in recent years because of a loss of focus on what matters.
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Soton4084

4 years ago

Great to see a game which won't have micro-transactions.

I'll definitely be checking this out.
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Cities: Skyline is out to satisfy where SimCity couldn't

Soton4084

4 years ago

This looks like the game Simcity should have been!
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PS4 Remote Play is coming to Sony's Xperia Z3 mobile devices

Soton4084

4 years ago

You can't play PS4 games with a touchscreen, for obvious reasons, so you'll have to use Sony's GCM10 Game Controller attachment to plug a DualShock 4 into the mobile device.
This is a good thing, touchscreen controls just aren't very good for console games.

Unfortunately, there won't be an option to stream PS4 games over the internet and players will have to be connected to the same wi-fi network as the PS4 for this to work. Still, it's a pleasant off-TV option for those without Vitas.
This isn't such a good thing. The Vita can handle it, so it's a shame the Z3 doesn't have this option.
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Tropico Dictator Pack compilation announced

Soton4084

4 years ago

Great games!
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Evidence mounts for Beyond: Two Souls PlayStation 4 release

Soton4084

4 years ago

@Daeltaja

I personally really enjoyed the game despite the mixed reviews. Although I felt it was a one playthrough kind of game, hence why I won't be buying a PS4 version.

Definitely worth a rental if nothing else.
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Soton4084

4 years ago

I really liked Beyond and thought it was a good game which received a lot of unfair criticism. That being said, I do feel that it was a step back from Heavy Rain (which was outstanding in my opinion).

I think that the latter would be far worthier of a re-release on PS4.
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Modders make SimCity cities bigger

Soton4084

4 years ago

Shame Maxis couldn't do the job properly in the first place!

Simcity 4 remains the benchmark in the series.
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You can't trade items with other players in Destiny

Soton4084

4 years ago

The more I hear about destiny, the less I like the sound of it.
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