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F1 2015 injects a little more drama into Codemasters' series

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3 years ago

It's a shame that the PS4 doesn't support PS3 steering wheels. I'd be happy to make the switch to PS4 for this game if it weren't for the additional expense of a new wheel.
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Motorola Moto G review

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4 years ago

Had the 16gb for a few days now. A few reviews have criticised the relative speed of the processor but in my experience of day to day usage everything zips along nicely with no discernible slow down. It is slightly heavier than expected, but decent build quality and great value.
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The Walking Dead: All That Remains review

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4 years ago

Have they included an option to invert the Y-Axis?
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Zavvi threatens customers with legal action after accidentally sending free Vitas

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4 years ago

@Which - And are customers obliged to wait in all day for a Yodel courier?
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4 years ago

@Eighthours
Legally they may not have the right to do anything, but morally the customers involved should send the goods back since they are of such a greater value than what was originally ordered.

Zavvi aren't 'scumbags' for wanting the Vitas back - imagine if this was you sending something like this out in error, of course you'd want it returned! The only thing they're doing wrong is threatening the legals so early.
Agree with this, as long they use a courier company such as DPD which offer 1 hour delivery slots & offer Tearaway for free for the inconvenience. If it's Yodel they can do one.
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Gran Turismo 6 review

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4 years ago

Bizarre review score, unfinished game which doesn't resolve some of the major problems with previous versions = 9 out of 10?
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Microsoft gives free game to those with faulty Xbox Ones

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4 years ago

"Xbox, self harm"
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XCOM: Enemy Within review

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5 years ago

Can't wait, XCOM was a fantastic reboot of a classic for console gamers. Could of done with a bit more information in the review though, especially regarding maps. Are all the maps new? Or is it a mixture of old and new? How many? etc....
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Want to play the old Warcraft RTS games on a modern computer?

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5 years ago

Yes!
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F1 2013 review

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5 years ago

What will make F1 2013 different from the previous games? – @PhilipClappison
Steve Hood: No doubt the inclusion of Classic cars and tracks – this is the key differentiator for this year but beyond that the refinements to what we believe to be class leading weather (much better balance, stronger visuals) and AI systems (improved racing and car control). There’s also the updated calendar and team roster which will of course feature all the high profile moves (Hamilton to Mercedes etc.) and the return of the Nürburgring circuit.
Developer Q&A

So the main difference between this year and last year's edition is something that isn't fully included in the 'standard' edition.

I enjoy the racing in Codemasters' games but I'll be waiting it out for next year's edition.
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Andretti! Prost! Nakajima! Codemasters reveals F1 2013 classic content

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5 years ago

I've enjoyed the series so far and whilst I'm sure the addition of classic content will be welcomed by many it's more of a minor addition/gimmick for me.

What will make F1 2013 different from the previous games? – @PhilipClappison
Steve Hood: No doubt the inclusion of Classic cars and tracks – this is the key differentiator for this year but beyond that the refinements to what we believe to be class leading weather (much better balance, stronger visuals) and AI systems (improved racing and car control). There’s also the updated calendar and team roster which will of course feature all the high profile moves (Hamilton to Mercedes etc.) and the return of the Nürburgring circuit.
Developer Q&A

The singleplayer campaign seems stale to me and needs to be overhauled. Also, the change to tyre wear last year took a lot of the fun out of experimenting with different tyre strategies.

Will probably sit out this year's edition or pick it up on the cheap after all the inevitable bugs are ironed out!
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Microsoft will now include a headset with Xbox One - report

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5 years ago



Phew, I'll be able to talk to my dawgs.
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Sony admits Vita is "a little behind the numbers we originally pictured"

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5 years ago

Personally I think the Vita is great value for money and has a great range of games to suit all budgets.
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Total War developer announces multi-game Warhammer deal

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5 years ago

Hope they put a significant focus on multi-player, and no dlc armies please THQ!
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Wii U has 1.24GHz CPU, 550MHz graphics core - report

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5 years ago

No real interest in the relative power of the Wii U but I genuinely hope that it isn't compromised by a hack any time soon.
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Amazon Black Friday deals week continues for UK shoppers

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6 years ago

@strangerism Yep, rather not see tax dodging companies such as Amazon, Zavvi, The Hut etc promoted on Eurogamer
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PlayStation Plus hits Vita next week alongside 2.00 system software update

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6 years ago

= Vita purchase for me
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GRID 2 gameplay footage shows off Eurogamer Expo hands-on content

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6 years ago

I'm keen to know why Codemasters pulled the multiplayer on the original Grid without any explanation, but hey I'm sure all will be revealed at the Eurogamer Expo.
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F1 2012 review

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6 years ago

Good to see Codemasters releasing PS3 copies for review this year. Gameplay is more important to me, but the obvious improvement in the PS3 graphics over 2011 is welcome.

The new handling in the demo is interesting, overtaking maneuvers will certainly have to be judged more carefully given that taking too much speed into a corner loses you a significant amount of time. Braking feels a bit unresponsive though and the handling through corners seems less engaging compared to 2011.

AI behaviour seems to be improved in wheel to wheel racing but in the demo there is an unwelcome return to unrealistic AI speeds around certain sections of the track. There also seems to be a return to 2010's auto-spin on certain kerbs. Hopefully these issues will have been ironed out for the full release.

Agree with previous comments that the yearly releases should be ditched in favour of DLC and full versions every 2 years. Also, the lack of a 2nd patch for 2011's edition was criminal.

Overall, this seems like a uninspiring update, if I didn't have to switch to 2012 for the multiplayer I would be skipping this year's version.
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F1 2012 Preview: Title Challenge

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6 years ago

So have they dropped the whole 'Live the life' career concept? Career mode has been seriously dull in 2010, 2011 and needs major work to improve the single-player experience. Enjoy multi-player but not sure a new handling model and minor updates such as the weather justify another purchase, and certainly not a PS3 pre-order if Codemasters continue to only send out Xbox review copies.
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Grid 2 teased by Codies

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6 years ago

Superb, presumably Codemasters have already set a secret date to pull the plug on PS3 and PC multiplayer for Grid 2 as per Grid. The community really appreciated the total radio silence from Codemasters regarding that.
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MotorStorm RC Review

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6 years ago

@barkertron Agreed, brilliant game. Think Eurogamer have finally sold me on a the Vita after that comment.
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Best Android Gaming Smartphones

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6 years ago

@arcam Thanks, just noticed that they have an offer on the console if you pre-order PES: http://bit.ly/A4ynWJ
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6 years ago

@mrmonkey101 Waiting for an Onlive introductory offer, looking forward to trying it out.

Don't agree with comments regarding GTA 3. Yes there is some slowdown in places but it's perfectly playable and infinitely better than playing it via touchscreen.
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6 years ago

The Xperia Play really is a superb gaming phone, worth every penny for Fifa 12 alone. Also enjoying GTA III, They Need To Be Fed, Reckless Racing and Repton/Arcadians on Beebdroid!
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FIFA Football footage for PlayStation Vita

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6 years ago

Really nice game on the Xperia Play, should be great on the Vita.
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GT5 2.0: Why You Need To Go Back

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7 years ago

I did go back, and yes, the complete lack of any sense of speed and non-existent damage modelling means it's going back on the shelf to gather dust. Still, can't argue with the content provided since release, which is great for those that enjoy the game.
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F1 2011 Korean GP pole lap vid

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7 years ago

"Codemasters competes", presumably using the 11/11 setup.
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Battlefield 3 beta goes live for all today

F1 2011

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7 years ago

@porkface - Fair enough, I think owners of 2010 just want to figure out whether this is a glorified patch before placing a pre-order!
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7 years ago

Somewhat barebones preview, what about multiplayer, graphics etc...?
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F1 2011 footage of season so far

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7 years ago

^I think it's against the rules to lower the suspension that much.
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Why Race Driver: Grid PC/PS3 MP ended

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7 years ago

I really hope Codemasters revive the PS3 multiplayer, at least until Grid 2 is released. It still had a large community of players and as far as I'm aware there aren't any other decent track racers to replace it.
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Sony universal controller patent found

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8 years ago

What a good idea Sony, would be a much better idea if companies didn't resort to proprietary...oh wait..
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