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Star Wars: Battlefront 2's new Night On Endor update lets you play as an Ewok

shotbyascot

1 week ago

All sounds good to me. I bought day one, wasnít happy with the initial pay to win setup but never spent a penny more than the base game. With that I still never felt I was disadvantaged in game, however was pleased when they retracted the crate based leveling up via paying for crystals.

So Iíve had fun with the game since launch and itís come good with improvement in improvement. Nothing to moan about here and Iím definitely a sucker for paying to get character skins. Roll on the free Solo content in May/June!
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PixelJunk Monsters is getting a sequel this May, and it's beautiful

shotbyascot

4 weeks ago

PixelJunk shooter and monsters on Vita were my first experiences of their games. I possibly put more time in on those two than any other game on that platform. Iíll be getting this! Hopefully theyíll make another Shooter as well, as that was awesome too.
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Fortnite Twitch streamer Ninja is making $500,000 a month

shotbyascot

1 month ago

@Solegor youíre also out of touch with politics if you think socialism = communism.

Take a look at how non-socialist ideals are going for the UK and US right now compared to say Finland, Iceland or Norway. Then tell me communism is the only alternative.
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Best PlayStation VR games: The 15 best PSVR games you really have to play

shotbyascot

1 month ago

Battlefront Mission is quite frankly, incredible. If they made a full game like that, it would sell a load more PSVR units.

Playroom is awesome too and there are few gaming experiences which have put as big a smile on my face as flying through Mount Panorama in GT Sport VR mode or over Monte Carlos twisting tarmac in a WRC monster thanks to Dirt Rally VR.

Anyone saying VR is a fad, hasnít tried these.
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In Theory: Can a Switch hardware revision extend its lifespan?

shotbyascot

1 month ago

Oh give it a rest, I only just bought a switch!
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TT Isle of Man review - motorsport's greatest challenge is brought to vivid life

shotbyascot

1 month ago

@Henryski3 possibly youíre remembering that the Pro got a 4k update (didnít it?)?
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shotbyascot

2 months ago

This is very, very tempting!! All the reviews made me hold of Ride 2 which looked a bit dull and grindy....this looks like a pick up and thrill ride though! My kinda game!
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Bravo Team review - an astonishingly bad VR shooter from a team that should know better

shotbyascot

2 months ago

Well I didnít see that one coming! What a let down :/
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Nintendo Switch, one year on

shotbyascot

2 months ago

Iíve had every Nintendo ever created and Switch is right behind SNES as my favorite.

Breath of the Wild is incredible (I also have it in WiiU but Switch is THE experience).

Mario Odyssey is brilliant.

Splatoon 2 is huge fun.

Skyrim on the go, and it irritates me to say this, is just cool.

Mario Kart is...well Mario Kart (awesome).

Arms is utter genius.

Stardew Valley makes any plane journey or family holiday a joy (rare).

Switch is here to stay folks!
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What's Fable really all about?

shotbyascot

3 months ago

Fable II is one of the few RPGs Iíve finished more than once.

So thereís definitely something there!
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EA DICE is reworking the Star Wars Battlefront 2 progression system

shotbyascot

3 months ago

How about just making heroes like, well Heroic?

They are absolutely useless as it stands. I can do better with any standard trooper than a hero in most cases (except Leia who is fantastically overpowered but thank god one of them is).

Heroes were way more fun in BF1.
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Eurogamer's Top 50 Games of 2017: 10-1

shotbyascot

4 months ago

I have PS4, Xbox One and Switch among other consoles.

I have Forza 7 and Halo Wars 2.

I havenít switched on my Xbox in at least 3 months. Instead Iíve been playing Mario Odyssey, Gran Turismo, Wipeout and various other Nintendo, Sony and 3rd party games. Sorry, but I agree that although they are good games they were just too safe and well, a bit dull.
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shotbyascot

4 months ago

I got a Switch for Christmas. Mario Odyssey, Sonic Forces, Stardew Valley, Rocket League and Splatoon 2. Utterly love it, brilliance from Nintendo.

Didnít get BOTW because I have it on WiiU but Iím thinking that was an error now....
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Eurogamer's Top 50 Games of 2017: 40-31

shotbyascot

4 months ago

The ďYour lossĒ and need to reply at all informs who has the saltiness.

Eurogamerís opinion on Horizon is spot on for my experience if the game which is that itís a pretty but utterly dull and unoriginal game.

Yours may be different but doesnít really justify telling me Iíve lost out on something I didnít like.
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shotbyascot

4 months ago

@richyroo

Youíre a fanboy too. So butt hurt just because I didnít like a game that came bundled with my console enough to want to waste my life playing it.

Whatís wrong with you? Genuinely, you people intrigue me.
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shotbyascot

4 months ago

@eshy76 So if I sit and play it for 2 hours and think itís a bit shit, what? I should play another 2? 4? 8 hrs just in case it actually gets good?

You lot have too much time on your hands. Itvcane with the console and didnít do anything to make me want to play on or keep it.

Get over yourself fanboy.
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shotbyascot

4 months ago

HZD was boring. It came with my Pro when I upgraded and despite being impressed with the visuals (yes I have HDR/4K display), I was bored 2 hrs in and traded it in for something else.

Certainly not a top 30 game for me. Impressive development and visually exciting though, can see why itís still Top 50.
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Jelly Deals: Super Nintendo Classic Edition back in stock

shotbyascot

4 months ago

@Spuzzell how easy is it to add/remove games and emulators?

I literally know nothing about them but quite fancy a PI3 myself...
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Papers, Please Vita release rubber stamped

shotbyascot

4 months ago

@Fourfoldroot I also have it on PS4, so thatís good to hear. Iíve a Switch under the Christmas tree and was going to get Stardew for that to play on the go, but might just stick to the Vita version.

Is there a confirmed release date??
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"Initial" Star Wars Battlefront 2 loot box-related changes go live

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5 months ago

@jabberwocky Youíre full of it. I was consistently a top 1 or 2 player in Battlefront 1.

Battlefront 2 Beta I was always top few too.

Full game? Bloody hard to be because I only play a few hours per week, have virtually no Heroes, few cards and canít even craft weapon improvements yet.

So stop talking out of your arse.
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EA not giving up on microtransactions in Star Wars Battlefront 2

shotbyascot

5 months ago

@Spiders This! Playing right now, I feel like cannon fodder for all those with more character, weapon and card unlocks.
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shotbyascot

5 months ago

I donít mind paying for skins and costumes. Iíd probably lap it up being a Star Wars geek. But I have no time, little money with a mortgage and kids and moral fiber so have lost interest in playing this unbalanced, utter letdown of a game. Iím off to play HVV in the first game again. That was really fun.
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Star Wars Battlefront 2 physical sales down 60% on Battlefront 1

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5 months ago

@Ragnor as much as I respect and agree with those boycotting the game, I wanted and chose to still buy it and think these figures arenít as bad as those people think, because of digital sales.

I bought digital because I know I will still be playing in a year but that a physical copy would only be worth pennies by then anyway. The convenience of digital just made sense.

My protest (though crap compared to others admirable stance) comes from a promise I will never pay for any extra content other than maps, which is still the only form of DLC I am ok with paying for.
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shotbyascot

5 months ago

In case they want to know why this game is selling less (other than the loot box pay to win controversy), itís because the first game was better.

1) Even grunt gameplay because everyone is more or less the same simply with different weapons, no matter how long theyíve played or what version they bought!
2) no stupid, complicated card perks with various levels of power. Seriously. Thatís just crap.
3) no stupid twin stick roll system on ship flight
4) weapons which actually damage people were better
5) Heroes who donít die being tickled by a stormtrooper
6) Actually being able to use the Heroes I bought the game for! Now!
7) to explain 6 more clearly as it pisses me off the most, my ďcollectionĒ kindly informs me Iíve unlocked new emotes for the Emperor - which is fucking insulting when though I can equip them, Iím not actually allowed to use him yet!

Story is cool though, props for that one DICE I enjoyed it.
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Lucasfilm reacts to Star Wars Battlefront 2 loot crate controversy

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5 months ago

They should have kept paid season pass but made that a one option, pay for all DLC or none choice that is less than the usual 50Ä+ nonsense.

Firstly that doesnít fragment the player base as badly.

Secondly, thatís still more than the 0Ä theyíll get from most gamers with loot box crap.
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shotbyascot

5 months ago

I bought digital.

But what proves better sales are way down is that if I go online PS4 with the first game, Iím matched and playing in seconds even now.

With the new one Iím constantly waiting minutes, then minutes more sat in lobbies of a few people waiting for them to fill. Granted peak times are fine, but itís days old! It should be instant games at all hours!

They really screwed the pooch with this game.

I mostly hate being cannon fodder just because I donít have 50 hours to have sunk in already. Just boring how unbalanced it is.
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Star Wars Battlefront 2 review

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5 months ago

@Porko_Rossi Iíve played it and enjoyed it, thanks all the same.

As a grown up Iím perfectly capable of deciding things for myself and also appreciating that my viewpoint and decisions arenít necessarily gospel or those of everyone.

I do sit here wondering how many up on their soapbox purchased FIFA and/or COD this year.....
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shotbyascot

5 months ago

Iím going to enjoy this (plus spend not a single penny extra on loot crap).

However I still think that the first game was better. Sat playing Heroes Vs Villains again last night. Gets so much criticism for being boring/simple, yet Iíve always found that when it is like that, skill comes through. The experienced players always top leaderboards. Iíll be keeping BF1 and hoping they keep the servers running. Still easy to get a game in seconds, despite the fools who talk about player numbers and cliffs.
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EA's response to Star Wars: Battlefront 2 hero unlock fury isn't going down well

shotbyascot

5 months ago

This is a bad move. They shouldnít be locking heroes behind a grind!!

They should have made all content available from start to also reward those who have less time to play or arenít as good, but then offered costumes etc as grind targets.

Iíd grind the hell out of the game to get for example Princess Leia in her Return of the Jedi bikini :D
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The price and state of Star Wars Battlefront 2 loot crates at launch

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5 months ago

What an utter disappointment. Just donít understand people who actually pay for loot crates/card packs etc.

Arseholes just like EA for ruining my favorite game.

Looks like Iíll keep BF1 too then.
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Call of Duty: WW2's War mode doesn't care about your k/d ratio

shotbyascot

5 months ago

Black Ops 3 still goes for Ä30-40 second hand here in Spain. Iíve never seen it on sale on the PS Store under Ä40. The better CODs rarely drop in price.

Iíd say youíre in for a wait.....
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shotbyascot

5 months ago

Love War mode itís basically all Iíve played so far in WW2. This article perfectly explains how I feel about it.

They should have gone a little further though - letís hope it stays for the next one!
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This gadget fixes the video game steering wheel compatibility nightmare

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6 months ago

@nottorp Assetto Corsa, Dirt Rally and GT Sport for some Sim fun, Dirt 4 & Drive Club for arcade like race thrills.

All are brilliant fun with a wheel! If you get VR later, though itís limited in application, the sensations are spooky!
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Jelly Deals: GAME is selling PlayStation VR with Resi 7, GT Sport and more for £350

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6 months ago

Iím already sold on PSVR. My brother has it and lent it to me for a couple of weekends.

1) Battlefront VR mission is UNMISSABLE if you are a Star Wars fan. One level, but oh so so good. They seriously need a full on VR game!
2) GT Sport though limited in VR is absorbing. Itís the inclines and dips in the road. You literally feel your tummy drop. Wheel required though, that was key to immersion for me (I only have a T80 but itís a blast for like 80 notes).
3) Resident Evil goes to a new level of scary. I was too chicken to play more than the kitchen demo but when I get one, itís an insta-buy.
4) The Free PSVR party style game may only be a collection of mini games but itís seriously great fun, especially when you can multiplayer with others who only need a second pad. Free too!
5) The Mech game that came free with PS Plus last month is good fun too, even if itís bloody difficult!

Loads of games on the store I havenít tried. If Sony keep them coming and maintain support, Iíll be buying my own 100%.
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Kinect officially dead

shotbyascot

6 months ago

@Raizing Youíre right. It was shit.

XD
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shotbyascot

6 months ago

Kinect is awful, I admit.

But they A) forced it on anyone who bought a One, B) barely supported it at all and C) have now made what we paid for defunct.

Iím sorry but even though it was naff, Iím pretty raging at them. Sod buying an X until I see it takes off in a big way. Iím not betting 500Ä on this kind of company!
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Remembering Super Mario Sunshine

shotbyascot

6 months ago

@BobbyDeNiro I bought an HDMI converter, so plug standard cable into it then outputs via HDMI cable to TV.

To be fair I only did that because my 4K TV has no component or scart inputs, only HDMI or USB but it does look okay.

There are expensive original Nintendo components but theyíre extortionately expensive if you can even find them nowadays!
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shotbyascot

6 months ago

I have my Gamecube still under my TV. Iíve kept Mario Sunshine, Mario Kart DD, Star Wars Rogue Squadron 2 & 3, Metroid Prime, Starfox Assault and Starfox Adventures for keeps.

Still brilliant to this day!
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Switch gets its first proper seasonal eShop sale for Halloween

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6 months ago

ďSale for 3DS & WiiU games, excellent!Ē

*looks on Eshop at sale prices....

ďOh :/ ď
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Nintendo has quietly added GameCube controller support to Switch

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6 months ago

But not the Wii U Pro controller huh Nintendo? I wonder why....

I do have 3 Gamecube controllers but not supporting Wii U pads so I have to buy ANOTHER virtually identical inside Switch Pro pad is a bloody joke.
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How I ruined Sega's financial results

shotbyascot

6 months ago

Your experience with this sounds like how all the misty-eyed Battlefront moaners on here remember the originals.

Best left in that time, place and untouched memory.
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DICE offers clarification on Star Wars: Battlefront 2's controversial crate system

shotbyascot

6 months ago

@bad09 by the way, I paid Ä60 for the game new and another Ä50 for season pass. Over Ä100 then. I still play the game daily just as I did launch day.

Sounds like pretty good value to me! Especially when you look at some special edition games being released recently.
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shotbyascot

6 months ago

I agree this new game and pay to win system is a travesty?

Also I didnít say people moaned about progression in the first. I said they moaned about paying for DLC because they are spoilt gaming brats who were upset the game was released too early to have enough substance for them.

They much prefer full games with pay to win loot systems!

At the end of the day, EA (or nearly anyone else for that matter) arenít going to release a game then not want you to pay for extras or DLC. By forcing them into a corner on Season passes which are at least one payment for everything if youíre sold on their game, this loots pay to win cack is their only other option to get as much money in the door.

Gamers donít get business motives, because most havenít much money. Sad but true (Cue the few with money who take it personally).
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shotbyascot

6 months ago

@bad09 I know what the complaints were. The game had lots of modes but little depth, few maps and no SP campaign. Fair enough.

But thatís what was ready at the time. They didnít have Bespin, Death Star or Scarif ready on release day. I for one didnít mind paying because I still loved the base game (which rewards skill more than this new crap) and lapped up the new content which to be fair, just kept coming.

I much preferred the experience to how I know I feel about crates and loot systems.
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shotbyascot

6 months ago

@Elderlygoose that is how it works.

They are a business out to make money. They are always, in the current climate, going to offer either season pass style dlc or crap like this loot nonsense.

I know which I preferred.

The only other option is we stop buying these games all together. Thatís what people should have been advocating.

Those who wonít buy this because of loot boxes have my respect. But it doesnít change the fact that this change was an own goal by people over reacting to the first game.
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shotbyascot

6 months ago

They are running a business. Whether it came from extra maps, extra characters or stupid loot crates, they were going to charge for things on top of the games initial cost.

These loot crates are in because people moaned about the season pass. Implementing the crates is their (poor) alternative.

Donít get me wrong. EA are money grabbing buffoons! But they always have been.

Iíd much rather have paid extra for actual extra maps or characters later than this new nonsense though. That and other bad changes are down to the bloody spoiled moaners.

Iíd of been happy for things as per the first game with new maps and characters.
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shotbyascot

6 months ago

@giorgoskatsas Thatís nonsense. Regardless of what the base game had (which was what was ready at the time of release), Gamers nowadays moan about paying anything extra after a games release.

Now, I didnít argue with the fact that paying for a season pass sucks too but if theyíd been able to get away with it again I guarantee you they would have created new game content for us to pay for instead of this crate nonsense.

Theyíve changed the whole bloody game pandering to the moaners. Itís worse as a result in every way except star fighter assault and visuals.
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shotbyascot

6 months ago

During the Beta a few times they disabled Star cards so they couldnít be used in matches, maybe testing to see what difference it made to the play and outcome?

I hate the new class system. Curses on the moaners who pressured them to do it! Also moaning about dlc. Youíre responsible for this stupid crate system! Careful what you wish for.
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Gran Turismo Sport fixes the series' racing - but at what cost?

shotbyascot

6 months ago

@Raizing Spot on.

Forza always gets the ďfeelĒ of driving just right but maintains a level of the fun factor.

GT more or less gets the feel of cars, but is just utterly boring to play.

Assetto Corsa looks dated youíre right, but with a wheel? Absolute driving bliss - puts a smile on my face anytime I race an Alfa 155 around Brands Hatch with assists off. Glorious game.
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shotbyascot

6 months ago

You need only play challenge 6.1 of the demo to know these buffoons claiming GTS is more Sim than FM7, donít know a thing about driving.

The way the car slides with all assists off and setup properly, is comical. Would be ok if the stadium track were on Ice. Itís not.

I just find the whole thing incredibly boring.

Assetto Corsa is the only game worth of calling itself a racing Sim on console.

The Forza demo was also infinitely more fun than the GTS offering.
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