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Free COD: Ghosts multiplayer demo on Xbox this weekend

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4 years ago

:D
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Be advised: I was wrong about Titanfall

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4 years ago

Infomercials?
A writer talks about enjoying a game he wasn't sure he would, and suddenly we're against previews just because the game has some marketing behind it? Remind me again why people visit gaming sites?

Absolutely loved playing the Beta. It reinforced my excitement off the back of playing a preview at EGX. Can't wait to see what else the game has to offer next month. Should be a lot of fun.
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Murdered: Soul Suspect headed to Xbox One

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4 years ago

I saw this game at EGX. It looked very good. I can't wait to play it on Xbox One.

This is not a sponsored message. Honest.
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Xbox One update will fix "hidden, harder to use" social features

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4 years ago

I still don't understand how they got these features so wrong when they were all present and correct, and let's not forget leading the way on Xbox 360.
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NSA, GCHQ can listen to Xbox Live chat communications

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4 years ago

How comes they can respond to this but not respond to comments on the 50Hz/60Hz TV issue :(
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Games of the Generation: Fallout 3

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5 years ago

Fallout 3 could well be one of my games of the last decade. Fantastic, awe inspiring game for the most part.
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Gareth Bale remains FIFA 14 UK cover star despite transfer to Real Madrid

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5 years ago

He looks drawn on...
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Sony announces PlayStation Vita TV device

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5 years ago

@Rob_B Actually, I'm not sure that's true. One of the things we saw at E3 for Xbox One was the ability to use Smart Glass on a tablet and use that as a screen, offering off-screen play. I'm actually amazed they've not talked this up more!
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Live: EA Gamescom Conference

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5 years ago

So is UFC instead of Fight Night these days?
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5 years ago

File under: Games nobody wants.
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5 years ago

I'm right in thinking that this game doesn't need to exist, right?
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Microsoft's Xbox 360-One Season Pass Guarantee

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5 years ago

The worst part of this news is confirmation that Season Passes are still going to exist in the next gen. yay.
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Awesomenauts to remain awesome on PlayStation 4

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5 years ago

Looks fun but it looks like it would run fine on ps3 or xbox360, surely?
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PES 2014 preview: Why I'll be making the switch back this year

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5 years ago

Interesting read though I have to disagree with one point in here.

"...It's not the training system, the online infrastructure or the bloke on the box. It doesn't matter..."

This is not entirely true for a lot of people I know. Whilst I agree the mechanics should be first and foremost there are an awful lot of players that are led to a football game due to what their friends are playing. Online being a real big part of which franchise I pick up each year.

This year I've been playing FIFA since it launched. Every week I get to play Pro Clubs with 5 other friends and we have an absolute blast. It clearly helps that FIFA 13 (for us) was the best iteration of the series to date, but I don't think we'd still be playing religiously every Monday night if it wasn't for a well executed, competitive online mode.

For me, that's just as important as the games fundamentals as 90% of my FIFA (or PES) time will be spent online.

Looking forward to the PES demo to see how it feels for myself. Liking that you found it that satisfying after less than a minutes play!
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Forza 5 mandatory day one download adds Drivatars for offline play

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5 years ago

@MrTomFTW I'll be honest with you... I still don't get it. Why do they need to do this when they're aware of it at THIS stage - 4 months from launch? Surely drivatars (ugh) are only going to be created once people start playing, which won't be happening on day one?

(Oh no I've gone cross-eyed)
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War never changes

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5 years ago

Great blog article, though I think it needs highlighting that that's exactly what it is, one man's opinion (that frankly I happen to share) else EG are going to get a lot of abuse! :D
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FIFA 14 preview: A different game, but not necessarily a better one

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5 years ago

I loved FIFA 13. Play it every single week with friends. As a package it was without a doubt one of the best games I've ever played this generation. It genuinely had so much to give. So many modes that I actually missed a few of them.

For me, the engine needs a few tweaks but nothing over the top. The main areas I'd focus on are bits that hold game modes like Pro Clubs together. The chance to upgrade/dip into the transfer market for your AI team mates, for instance.

I do tend to agree with some thoughts above though - Yearly title updates rather than yearly game changes. The thought of starting my pro from scratch again is a little disheartening.
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Animal Crossing: New Leaf review

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5 years ago

@Lemming81 ah yes, confirmed anyway, but must have missed the screenshot texts as I was busy flooding myself with the article :)
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5 years ago

@skowhegan Thanks for that.

oooohhh that WILL be interesting.
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5 years ago

@TheHead Send them a letter.
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5 years ago

Absolutely loved reading that, thanks Christian.

Any word on if you can have more than one player per cart? I'm desperately hoping to play this on the same 3DS as my wife.
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Valve announces Counter-Strike: Global Offensive community map pack

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5 years ago

Just for PC, or for Xbox 360 as well? I'm assuming the former.
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Nintendo launches web-based Miiverse for PC and smartphones

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5 years ago

Yeah!
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Criterion boss: "After over a decade of making racing games it's time to make something new"

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5 years ago

I'm staring at this news piece wondering why there was no commentary on the Back to the Future snippets?

Heavy.
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Wii Mini out in the UK on 22nd March

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5 years ago

If it releases at 60 it would ALMOST be worth getting just for the motion+ controller to go with your other wii/wii u.

Almost, but not quite.
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Layoffs at EA Montreal and Los Angeles as gargantuan company manages console transition

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5 years ago

: (
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PlayStation 4 Press Conference Live Report

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5 years ago

Ps3 and ps4? Why?
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5 years ago

Ooh
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5 years ago

Everything feels a bit fmv so far.
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Nintendo's Wii U sales struggle

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5 years ago

Interesting article, and a good read even if I've come out of it not actually knowing if it said anything!

For me there is no comment to make on the Wii U with regards to sales. Comparing them to Wii, Xbox or Ps2 isn't fair. The world is a much poorer place than when those machines launched and the mobile-gaming-69p-app boom also has a lot to say on the matter.

The trend is currently being set by 3DS, Vita and now Wii U. All relatively poor launches in terms of sales, but maybe that's the way of it now. I honestly think that the next MS/Sony boxes will suffer the same fate.

Good luck Nintendo!
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Angry Birds Star Wars HD: an intellectual analysis

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5 years ago

Was winkie one of the eewots?
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Ubisoft boss criticises Wii U price: "I can't say I'm happy"

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6 years ago

With the system out in a months time we could really do with knowing the official european RRP.
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Grand Theft Auto 5 release date spring 2013, publisher confirms

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6 years ago

In other news, GAME employee fired...
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Playing games before bed is bad for you, according to science

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6 years ago

Disappointing that it quantifies violent videogames rather than just videogames, without comparing it to non-violent videogames.

Interesting idea though, but I'd like to see how games compare to the other 2 common bedtime activities such as watching TV or reading a book.

Without these comparisons it just reads like an anti-gaming piece for the Mail :-/
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PES 2013 review

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6 years ago

Great news, and just as I was throwing my hat back in the FIFA ring! D'oh! :D
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Football Manager 2013 introduces a "less time-consuming" Classic mode

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6 years ago

@Flipper79 I must admit I'm still playing FM11 and am STILL in my first season as I don't get to play much and I do like to watch the matches at normal pace to make changes where necessary. Quite absorbing but bloody time consuming!
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6 years ago

Sounds 'triffic!
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PlayStation Vita sales reach 2.2 million worldwide as of 30th June

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6 years ago

@heavymetalparadroid Well that's fair enough :)
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6 years ago

@doctor_fraud Thank you very much for clearing that up for me, I was wondering what that sense of joy was when tucking into some handheld gaming last night. It must have been Buyer's Regret.
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6 years ago

@Gitsmith Hi, I'm a short sighted twat that bought a Vita just a few weeks ago. I love it. It's a genuinely amazing bit of kit, and I don't think anyone can tell that until they've had one in their possession for a day or two.
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Nintendo 3DS XL First Impressions

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6 years ago

Really enjoyed reading this :)
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ZombiU Preview: Wii U's Surprise Package?

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6 years ago

Sounds interesting and am looking forward to seeing what it turns out like.
Nintendo games have a history of having the system name in the title of games; "Super" and "N64" tacked on.
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Draw Something player numbers plummet - report

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6 years ago

I wonder if those are the figures for the bought app (with more words) or for the free version? So many people downloaded the free version and didn't bother to upgrade as it seemingly offered little else you didn't already have.
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Microsoft to launch TV-style adverts on Xbox Live

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6 years ago

As long as it's unobtrusive and doesn't make getting to the content I want a slower process, then fine.
Would rather it was Silver only though.
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Supercharge Your Gaming Audio

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6 years ago

Good article, but I echo the thoughts of others on here. Perhaps it would have been better to have a sub 500 best choice and over 500 best choice. Would also be interested in seeing more "gamer friendly" headphones reviewed.
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Jet Set Radio HD details revealed

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6 years ago

I
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3DS sells twice as many as DS did in its first year in the US

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6 years ago

I'd be quite interested to see how it compares to the launch of the DS Lite actually.
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It's time to kick back against gaming bigots

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6 years ago

Good piece on a terrible topic. How cap com didn't just ban his ass, I don't know!
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Reality Fighters Review

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6 years ago

This reminds me of DS launch title The Rub Rabbits.
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Dear Esther Review

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6 years ago

Mac version?
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