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Post by Manbush » October 20, 2017, 7:55 am

If you enjoy South Park humor then try Fractured But Whole, hilarious game with so much stuff that is just so wrong.
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Post by Sterlk » October 24, 2017, 8:54 pm

Finished it a few days ago, love South Park, it was great.

I will say that whenever I see that character come out, I just wish somebody would cut off Cartman's hand, good but just so frustrating. That scene near the end where you have to choose one of your parents is a bit messed up, the vast majority of things in South Park that people think crosses lines don't faze me at all... but that one rattled me a little.
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Post by Sid » November 10, 2017, 12:26 pm

Thinking about getting COD WWII, I prefer FPS set in the older days, like Medal of Honour, rather than the futuristic modern warfare types. Though I'm only interested in playing campaigns, not the multiplayers, so not sure if it's worth it for that.

Keen to hear others reviews on 'The Ashes' game after it comes out, it looks promising but I'll have to find out
if the gameplay is any good before getting it. Codemasters did great with Shane Warne Cricket '99 and Ricky Ponting Cricket '05, but this is made by Big Ant and apparently there were issues with Don Bradman Cricket.
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Re: The Video Game Thread

Post by -TW- » November 10, 2017, 1:02 pm

They iron out after a few patches

The DBC games aren't amazing, but they're definitely decent. Apparently they've put a lot more effort into ashes including motion capture



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Re: The Video Game Thread

Post by bonehead » November 10, 2017, 1:42 pm

i played the original dbc a fair bit, typical big ant massive gap between skill levels turned me off.
you go from hitting boundaries every ball to making single figures unable to hit anything.

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Post by -TW- » November 10, 2017, 2:06 pm

That's true, I went from hitting 399 on pro, to not being able to hit it off the square on veteran

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Post by bonehead » November 10, 2017, 2:08 pm

-TW- wrote:That's true, I went from hitting 399 on pro, to not being able to hit it off the square on veteran

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Post by -TW- » November 10, 2017, 2:29 pm

I started again as a 35 yo leggie, took a 10fa game 1 and was in the test team next game

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Post by bonehead » November 10, 2017, 3:03 pm

thats pretty realistic

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Re: The Video Game Thread

Post by -TW- » November 16, 2017, 7:46 pm

There's a few ashes cricket gameplay vids on YouTube

Looks a lot easier to get started than DBC17 where it took you 5 seasons to get strong enough to hit it off the square

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Post by Green eyed Mick » November 17, 2017, 2:16 pm

Sid wrote:Thinking about getting COD WWII, I prefer FPS set in the older days, like Medal of Honour, rather than the futuristic modern warfare types. Though I'm only interested in playing campaigns, not the multiplayers, so not sure if it's worth it for that.

Keen to hear others reviews on 'The Ashes' game after it comes out, it looks promising but I'll have to find out
if the gameplay is any good before getting it. Codemasters did great with Shane Warne Cricket '99 and Ricky Ponting Cricket '05, but this is made by Big Ant and apparently there were issues with Don Bradman Cricket.
Very hard to find any good single player FPS. All the interest is in multi-player, the best of which to date is Battlefield One. Battlefront II has just come out.

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Post by Manchild » November 18, 2017, 3:05 am

Rainbow 6 is a very underrated game. Lots if **** play it because there is team kills but a very different FPS

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Post by Notaroboticfish » November 18, 2017, 8:30 am

This stuff about micro transactions is ruining any excitement about Battlefront II. It’s a shame, the game itself looks excellent, but it seems to be ruined by an excessive amount of micro transactions.

Idk what I expected with EA though

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Post by Manbush » November 18, 2017, 9:54 pm

Notaroboticfish wrote:This stuff about micro transactions is ruining any excitement about Battlefront II. It’s a shame, the game itself looks excellent, but it seems to be ruined by an excessive amount of micro transactions.

Idk what I expected with EA though
I’m enjoying it, they’ve cancelled spending real money on loot boxes for now.
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Post by Notaroboticfish » November 18, 2017, 10:05 pm

Yeah, it’s only a temporary thing though. Probably a thing to get people to actually buy the game because they think everything has been fixed and to remove any negative Star Wars press before TLJ releases. I think I’ll have to wait to see the new system they implement before I decide what I think of it

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Post by Manbush » November 19, 2017, 10:20 am

Just saw this, wonder how many complaints it will receive especially the last fighter :lol:

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Post by Green eyed Mick » November 19, 2017, 3:50 pm

Notaroboticfish wrote:Yeah, it’s only a temporary thing though. Probably a thing to get people to actually buy the game because they think everything has been fixed and to remove any negative Star Wars press before TLJ releases. I think I’ll have to wait to see the new system they implement before I decide what I think of it
Battlefront II is really disappointing IMO.

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Post by Manbush » November 20, 2017, 8:13 pm

Notaroboticfish wrote:Yeah, it’s only a temporary thing though. Probably a thing to get people to actually buy the game because they think everything has been fixed and to remove any negative Star Wars press before TLJ releases. I think I’ll have to wait to see the new system they implement before I decide what I think of it
Sounds like Disney forced their hand on the issue which is a positive sign.

EA picked the wrong time to piss Disney off, they just had a clean out at Marvel comics because SJWs in charge had gone too far damaging the brand then EA does this to Star Wars.
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Re: The Video Game Thread

Post by Sterlk » November 21, 2017, 9:40 pm

I've been paying attention to this on the net. Looks as though Battlefront 2 is the game that finally blew up in somebody's face for being a gouging anti-consumer POS.

Its a full price game based on the mobile game 'freemium' model, where the game is free but progress is torturous unless you shell out the $$$ for microtransactions. Applying that model to something people have already payed full price for... ridiculous.

The outrage has gone mainstream to the extent that Disney supposedly pulled rank and made EA temporarily pull the pay-to-win microtransactions so all the negativity doesn't affect the upcoming film. Of course EA refuses to confirm its not coming back, they're just waiting for the outrage to die down so they can resume their bastardry. :roll:

I have little faith in big business, but the ideal outcome here is that the industry changes direction and starts to move away from the EA method of cutting things from full price games and selling it back to you later on top of your initial purchase, and heads towards the CD Projekt Red way of doing things - The Witcher 3 is a damn fine example of how games should be done.

I've bought actual DLC where the content is like an expansion pack, but I've never shelled out for a microtransaction or loot box, and don't think I ever will.
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Post by The Rickman » November 22, 2017, 9:31 am

I've bought Battlefront II, pre-release on PS4 Pro, bought the PS4 for this game only, and I couldn't be more happy with it. I absolutely love it!

And all this rubbish about micro-transactions was a complete over-reaction from the reddit community, bunch of wankers. They literally would have had little to no impact on the game to people who don't want to purchase loot crates and they ensured we got free DLC while EA still made money for the games. Now I'm not sure how much DLC we'll actually get.

People online can be absolute **** idiots at times. Anyone who has played this game for more than a few hours would realise the loot crates would've made little to no impact on their own experience.
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Post by The Rickman » November 22, 2017, 9:34 am

Sterlk wrote:I've been paying attention to this on the net. Looks as though Battlefront 2 is the game that finally blew up in somebody's face for being a gouging anti-consumer POS.

Its a full price game based on the mobile game 'freemium' model, where the game is free but progress is torturous unless you shell out the $$$ for microtransactions. Applying that model to something people have already payed full price for... ridiculous.

The outrage has gone mainstream to the extent that Disney supposedly pulled rank and made EA temporarily pull the pay-to-win microtransactions so all the negativity doesn't affect the upcoming film. Of course EA refuses to confirm its not coming back, they're just waiting for the outrage to die down so they can resume their bastardry. :roll:

I have little faith in big business, but the ideal outcome here is that the industry changes direction and starts to move away from the EA method of cutting things from full price games and selling it back to you later on top of your initial purchase, and heads towards the CD Projekt Red way of doing things - The Witcher 3 is a damn fine example of how games should be done.

I've bought actual DLC where the content is like an expansion pack, but I've never shelled out for a microtransaction or loot box, and don't think I ever will.
That's the problem though, Sterlk. There was literally NOTHING you had to buy that you can't unlock just from playing the game. And the star cards don't make it unbalanced anyway. Someone with no star cards who is a good player will absolutely destroy someone who is a bad player with all the best star cards. And you play the game long enough you unlock everything anyway.

This is SUCH a better system than Battlefront I where you had to pay for the new DLC, it's now all free. The reddit community have just **** this for everyone, I fear.
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Post by Manbush » November 22, 2017, 11:22 am

EA have potentially helped clean up the gaming industry, governments are now looking at loot boxes to decide if they are a form of gambling, potentially has wide ramifications for all gaming platforms if they are deemed gambling.
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Post by Sterlk » November 22, 2017, 5:50 pm

I saw today that Belgium decided that it was gambling.
The Nickman wrote:That's the problem though, Sterlk. There was literally NOTHING you had to buy that you can't unlock just from playing the game.
In that section I was intending to rant more about EA's general practices and compare two polar opposites than say anything about this game in particular. I'm hoping the massive backlash against this game pushes the needle more towards the CD Projekt Red way of doing things and further away from the EA way.
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Post by Manbush » November 22, 2017, 6:42 pm

Hawaii has also considered it gambling, so while Belgium is taking it to the EU Hawaii will be leading the charge within America.
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Post by Notaroboticfish » November 22, 2017, 7:37 pm

The Nickman wrote:
Sterlk wrote:I've been paying attention to this on the net. Looks as though Battlefront 2 is the game that finally blew up in somebody's face for being a gouging anti-consumer POS.

Its a full price game based on the mobile game 'freemium' model, where the game is free but progress is torturous unless you shell out the $$$ for microtransactions. Applying that model to something people have already payed full price for... ridiculous.

The outrage has gone mainstream to the extent that Disney supposedly pulled rank and made EA temporarily pull the pay-to-win microtransactions so all the negativity doesn't affect the upcoming film. Of course EA refuses to confirm its not coming back, they're just waiting for the outrage to die down so they can resume their bastardry. :roll:

I have little faith in big business, but the ideal outcome here is that the industry changes direction and starts to move away from the EA method of cutting things from full price games and selling it back to you later on top of your initial purchase, and heads towards the CD Projekt Red way of doing things - The Witcher 3 is a damn fine example of how games should be done.

I've bought actual DLC where the content is like an expansion pack, but I've never shelled out for a microtransaction or loot box, and don't think I ever will.
That's the problem though, Sterlk. There was literally NOTHING you had to buy that you can't unlock just from playing the game. And the star cards don't make it unbalanced anyway. Someone with no star cards who is a good player will absolutely destroy someone who is a bad player with all the best star cards. And you play the game long enough you unlock everything anyway.

This is SUCH a better system than Battlefront I where you had to pay for the new DLC, it's now all free. The reddit community have just **** this for everyone, I fear.
I remember people saying that if you played 2 hours a night every day of the week, it would take you 6 years to unlock everything? I don’t know how accurate this is, but it has certainly been something people have said a lot

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Post by reptar » November 23, 2017, 6:17 am

I half expect EA to have created that furore on Reddit deliberately
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Post by Manbush » November 23, 2017, 8:00 am

Not a chance Reptar, it’s cost them huge sales, made them drop a system that would earn them ongoing profit, made governments investigate them, it’s a conspiracy not even Crusher would go for.
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Post by reptar » November 24, 2017, 7:06 pm

Manbush wrote:Not a chance Reptar, it’s cost them huge sales, made them drop a system that would earn them ongoing profit, made governments investigate them, it’s a conspiracy not even Crusher would go for.
You think that's all organic? It outstripped even Net Neutrality and that's definitely being brigaded by both sides of the argument.
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Post by Manbush » November 26, 2017, 6:49 am

Looks like Australia is now investigating if loot boxes are gambling.

https://www.theguardian.com/games/2017/ ... MP=soc_567
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Post by reptar » December 27, 2017, 7:11 pm

Just set up the new PS4 Pro. Games that support 4K look amazing. Will probably also get an XBox One X when they first go on discount.
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Post by Sid » October 26, 2018, 2:02 pm

First post in this thread for 2018!

anyone else pick up RDR2 today?
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Post by -TW- » October 26, 2018, 2:12 pm

I've got it, not that keen about the 80gb patch to download

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Post by Brewdle » October 26, 2018, 2:52 pm

I’m holding off, I finished Spider-Man, paused Shadow of the Tomb Raider to start Assassins Creed Odyssey, reckon I should finish it before jumping on RDR2, saying that I’m mustard keen to play it


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Post by Manchild » October 27, 2018, 10:06 am

Pre-Ordered it so it was ready to go at 10.30pm Thursday night. What an absolute cracking game. So who rode to the snow to see the horses testicles shrink?

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