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Ubisoft hits back at Assassin's Creed: Unity downgrade claims

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4 years ago

everyone knows the PS4 has more power, so what did Ubisoft use it on... so the extra power of the PS4 isnt going to be used for the sake of making it look the same as the XBOne... if thats not holding one machine back for the sake of the other, I dont know what is...
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Why PS4 exclusive The Order: 1886 was delayed to early 2015

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4 years ago

maybe they could find some time to put in a Multiplayer Mode...
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Respawn fighting Titanfall cheaters

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4 years ago

I personally think a MacAddress ban should be applied to anyone that hacks or cheats in any online public games… wether it be prestige, aimbot, trophy or whatever… they'll only get to do it once and it'll cost them a new system to try it again...
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Metal Gear Solid: Ground Zeroes is the best, most expensive demo ever made

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4 years ago

Demo's are given away for free or mounted on the front of a magazine… anyone that thinks otherwise is completely bonkers… you pay for this your just asking to be ripped off for everything that comes your way...
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Tomb Raider: Definitive Edition is 60fps on PS4 - report

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4 years ago

@Nephirion can be bought on XB1/PS4 for alot less than £55… try £37 with Artbook (in UK) and probably less without...
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ISP porn filters interfering League of Legends patching?

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4 years ago

Cameron cannot control himself (let alone his own children) and the MP's from the Paliment computers so had to get the block put on… thing is his kids can still access, share and swap porn from the SmartPhones all the dumb parents/grandparents etc. gave their kids….
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Zavvi threatens customers with legal action after accidentally sending free Vitas

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4 years ago

very dumb staff at Zavvi if they keyed in "Vita & Tearaway Bundle" instead of "Tearaway game for Vita" anyway I always thought all the picking off was automated...

take it that the information given by The Citizen's Advice and on their website is correct on The Consumer Protection (Distance Selling) Regulations, they will probably advise you to write a letter or get legal advice if needed…

take it that the information given by Which? is needed to be backed up with legal advice (btw: which, Which? sells as a paid subscription service - LOL)…

anyone still awaiting a refund, contact your credit card company and / or take Zavvi to court through small claims, you have proof of handing goods to Zavvi's selected courier at their request, they will loose…
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Is this the patch to fix Battlefield 4 on PS4?

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4 years ago

@mega-gazz Wrong (if in the UK)… Software is covered by the Sale of Goods Act… if it says it works on a system or machine it should do just that… if it dosnt then it is classed as unfit for purpose… in fact it dosnt even matter that there is a patch online to correct the faults, again the Sale of Goods Act kicks in with unfit for purpose as not everyone has internet…

its retailers that push the your not getting a refund, they have not got a leg to stand on when the product or software is faulty... if push comes to shove the law is on the consumers side...
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A new Ridge Racer announced!

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4 years ago

just give us RidgeRacer or RidgeRacer II from the PSP updated for next gen and put it on the PS4… dont give us any new rubbish just give us Classic play from the original RidgeRacers… Arcade Racer at its best...
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What happens when free-to-play games aren't free?

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4 years ago

@null "Now you buy the cars you want instead of cluttering your garage with cars you'll never use. " - wasnt there a trophy/acheivement for owning every car (or similar thing)?
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Yes, Gran Turismo 6 has micro-transactions

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4 years ago

cancelled my pre-order for this very reason… it was bad enough to have a Day One patch for SoundFX, but Micro-transactions they can stuff that...
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GameStick review

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5 years ago

@jaywalker3010 update wasnt as smooth as I would have liked... Shadowrun isnt bad (didnt notice any frame drops or audio probs), will be interesting to see Riptide running (as I have that on ipad to compare it with)... game downloads appear to be slow and cannot add funds at mo... too few games at this time await to see if more arrive in next few weeks... shame there are no emulators available... also nice to see my name in the gamesticks credits as a backer :)
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Gran Turismo 6 will have a large day one patch

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5 years ago

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looks like I'll be cancelling my pre order and wait for the GT6 Acadamy Edition with all the updates on the disk...
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Microsoft names next free game for Xbox 360 Gold subscribers

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5 years ago

TBH microsoft can keep the free games, all I really want them to do is stop hogging bandwidth sending ads and videos down my line...
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Here's what the new Chaos Engine looks like

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5 years ago

everything is the same, Audio, Video, Levels, Characters, its using the same code... that probably means its running under Emulation... dont know why they claim its being new and remade when it clearly isn't... just some easy cash for those producing it, for minimal effort, nothing more...
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Microsoft restores game ownership and expects us to smile

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5 years ago

I would feel a lot more trust worthy of Microsoft if the XBox180 came pre-patched out the box with the DRM removed from the start... instead we have to Login to install the patch to remove the DRM on day one...

not good IMO, and no doubt we will have to agree to a 30-40 page small print agreement that MicroSoft can change anything they want, whenever they want without notice or any chance of legal action being taken against them for doing so...

also MicroSoft didn't have the Nuts to stick it out (as they claimed they were so right in what the Gamers wanted from the start), would have thought they would have stuck with their poor idea a little longer (waited to see if it flopped first), considering it was the vocal minority that were complaining and not the silent majority... but then again they have been changing their minds a lot lately what with the START menu being added onto windows 8...
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New Xbox 360 console redesign announced

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5 years ago

ProfMangoBCoconut: On a positive note, at least a new 360 shows that Microsoft are planning to support the 360 platform (and probably online services) for a good few years to come.
@ProfMangoBCoconut no it just shows they have a backup plan by keeping the 360 alive if the xboxone sales bomb...
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This is how Xbox One game trade-ins will work, apparently

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5 years ago

@maktah the game will be locked to your account and machine in the XboxOne (I presume each disk will have a unique key code or similar in place)... if you sell it without deactivation the game will not function on the new owners machine...
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Phil Harrison tries (again) to clarify game ownership, second-hand sales and always-online in Xbox One

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5 years ago

currently if I want to play a game disk on another account or round my friends house I just put the disk in the machine and run the game without any restrictions... what Phil Harrison is saying is that ability will be now taken away from me with the introduction of the XboxOne... so we can conclude that Game Disks will now be locked to one Xbox One system... think of it more as copy protection... each game has a key and it wont run if the key and owner don't match... this will allow full control of the second hand market to be given to MicroSoft, Publishers and Devs... Thanks, but No Thanks...

and if you do not have broadband internet (or dodgy connection at best) the Xbox One is not the system for you... because whatever happens the Xbox One needs a connection or your not playing the game including the single player...

but you wouldn't want to do that when you'd prefer to watch TV on that big box... no not that one, the ugly ONE underneath... LOL

just get a GameStick...
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Xbox One second-hand games will charge a fee to play

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5 years ago

@Yautja_Warrior I sure some Divs (sorrys Devs) will hope MS system will work, but hopefully it will fall at the first hurdle... if Sony dont do anything stupid they will be selling PS4's by the container load...
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5 years ago

I presume the xBoxOne disks must have a serial key built in for each individual disk so it can be tagged as owned by the user account... then I presume the MS Authorised Second Hand xBoxOne retailers have a device to deactivate the disk from any account when traded in...

The customer wont have to fork out the £35* for the deactivation, but this will obviously be added to the second hand price of the game, the retailer will then ask the customer for the price of the game which will retail for £35* +whatever the shop want (which will be the "trade-in price" +£35* +profit margin +VAT etc)...

*price obviously pulled out of a imaginary magic hat...
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Amid growing anger at micro-transactions, CliffyB calls on gamers to vote with their wallets

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5 years ago

"Hey, if you don't like it, don't buy it"... to right, I already "don't buy it", do you really think I care, your the one that WILL go bust if I (and others) "don't buy"... and by the way all of you are going the sooner the better...
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Parents refused refund by Apple after son spends £1700 on free iPad game

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5 years ago

Apple should limit the amount a game can take from a customer... who the hell would pay £1700 for a game... lets be honest nobody... developers know full well micro transactions are a way to get lets of money for little effort and most of them hide the fact its actually happening... and thats why so many devs are now switching to that business model... there should be a capped amount that any game can obtain from one user in the games lifespan...
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Current-gen PSN games won't transfer to PS4

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5 years ago

lets judge Sony on this when Microsoft announce their new system... lets see is MS can pull of 360 backward compatibility on there new system... put it this way if they can and do they'll wipe the floor...
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UK shop Simply Games promises to break Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 street date

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6 years ago

I dont know why everyone thinks this is worth a headline... a shop near where I live, has broken every release since the year dot on every console... it even claims to be an Official Sony Retailer... it has never been reprimanded for selling early when every other retailer in the area has to stick to the release date...
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GameGadget: The empty promises and, finally, a response

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6 years ago

Dingoo blows the GameGadget out of the water easily (the Dingoo is well worth double the price of the GameGadget)...

As for the updated release price of the Neo Geo X Gold at £175 they can keep it (even with the pre-order bonus of Ninja Master on a memory card they can shove it)... Think they should have stuck with the original suggested price at £125 ... they may have stood a chance at selling some instead of none...
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Microsoft reward scheme gives you 17p on your birthday

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6 years ago

one used to be able to buy blackjacks or fruitsalads for 1p each... that would have got you 20 of em... yum...
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SNK NeoGeo X Gold handheld arrives worldwide in December for $199

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6 years ago

wonder what the memory card can be used for... will it take extra rom images for example... if it can I want one... also is it just an emulator or is it a proper NeoGeo under the hood
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Microsoft responds to Polytron's claims that fixing Fez would be too costly

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6 years ago

the game sold over 100,000 copies at 800 MS points (£7/) a pop... the Dev has a $tash they don't want to part with, they knew the deal with the patch costs, as they had to sign a contract to get it on XBL...

I think you'll find certification on any device is to check it isn't going to brick the device when installed, I don't think its to check the Devs own work (shoddy or not)...
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Father blames Microsoft as son spends £1150 on Xbox Live

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6 years ago

just ban the person (and any future offspring) from xbox live forever and tell them to run and jump for the refund...
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Battlefield 3: How Fan-Run Servers Are Ruining DICE's Game

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6 years ago

sounds like its similar to COD / MW series... trying to find a game where there are no hacks, no quickscopers, no Lag switches, no rapid fire pads...
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Nintendo 3DS XL First Impressions

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6 years ago

The original 3DS had a second stick Expansion, it would have been loss for Nintendo to have built in the second stick to the 3DS XL, its not as if the original 3DS owners didn't have a backup solution, they had a choice buy a second stick expansion or upgrade... its quite simple really...
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Namco turned FlatOut dev prototype into Ridge Racer Unbounded

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6 years ago

So you attempted to sell a pile of rubbish using the RidgeRacer brand... Didn't work well did it... Unbound is CRAP... what the gamers wanted was the Track Size of BurnoutParadise and TestdriveUnlimited with the gameplay of RidgeRacer... what we got was SplitSecond Rehash pile of rubbish...
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Cliff Bleszinski defends on-disc DLC

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6 years ago

just download the FREE content, let the Dev and Publishers keep the Paid for content... that'll get them out of that bad habit...

how about the Publishers add the following on the outside of the Game box where applicable:

"This game features LOCKED content that can be purchased at a later date",
"This game REQUIRES a Season Pass to allow Online Mulriplayer access",
"This game WILL require additional downloads to fix bugs found after disk production"
"This game may contain scenes some people may find Offensive"
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EA hits back at anti-gay groups over same-sex relationships in Mass Effect, SWTOR

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6 years ago

maybe EA should have had an option to not have these scenes available in the game by the way of a pre game selection menu... e.g.. warning this game has scenes that some may find offensive do you want these removed from play...
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PlayStation 4 codenamed Orbis, has anti-pre-owned system - report

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6 years ago

Looks like everyone will be dusting off their old systems and switching to classic gaming, also can see emulation scene taking off a lot more...
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6 years ago

@Sunyavadin also don't forget the Cartridge era also had a big second hand market, didn't see Devs and Publishers moan about loss of sales in those days...
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6 years ago

@mintgreen you can play them but only in trial mode... LOL
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PlayStation Vita 1.65 firmware update details

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6 years ago

they probably forgot to add the security patch to the update...
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Capcom defends on-disc DLC

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6 years ago

just to help Capcom out with making Money, I added my SFxT for the 360 to the Second Hand Market, (traded it in) just so they make no profit on re-sale of it and it will hopefully block them making a profit from at least one game sold...

flood the market with Second hand Capcom games... LOL
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6 years ago

I think they just translated the meaning for DLC wrong and thought it meant Disk Locked Content... you just cannot trust these translation web sites these days...

looks like they have a job vacancy... http://bit.ly/Halizo they also mention "Integrity" & "Ethics", yep Capcom need them, bet they don't even know the meaning of those words either
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Digital and physical games bought online make up 45% of UK games market

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6 years ago

@arcam I suspect that they have a hidden agenda why they lumped online sales and digital downloads together, DEVS are trying to push Digital Downloads...

also in those figures it dosnt say how big the games were, and their price... you can shift a lot of Digital Downloads for 69p at 150MB... but you won't sell many at £40 for a 25GB download...

Digital (10GB - 25GB) only games will be the death of gaming, even more so at £30 - £40 a pop... with no second hand value let alone no disk or box...
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PlayStation 3 Other OS lawsuit dismissed by judge

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6 years ago

The judge argued that Other OS continues to work unless users deliberately disable it by installing the new firmware. Any owners who decided not to install the update still have fully-functioning PS3s that can play games and utilise Other OS features.
not quite true Judge, if you don't update (to retain the use of OtherOS) you won't be able to play ALL PS3 games, as SONY have not only disabled PSN if you don't update, they have also disabled the ability to play newer PS3 titles as well unless you update... so to Say people that don't update ONLY loose PSN access is rubbish as if you don't update you also loose the ability to play ALL PS3 games as well...

so Judge, I put it to you if you don't update your PS3 is not ONLY being restricted from accessing PSN it is also being restricted from playing PS3 games...
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