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    Examples of reviewers/adverts etc caught lying

    Oh jesus, it was called Freak Out in the UK, and it's easily the worst pile of crap I've ever bought in my life. Awful, I bought a PlayStation 2 for that game... (well, I bought a PS2 and that was the first game I got with the hardware) - what an introduction... woeful.
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    Desert island discs - One game per system

    Specifically targeting "stuff that's still fun now" + replay-ability. Spectrum - Target Renegade Master System - Wonderboy NES - Duck Hunt Megadrive - Mega Lo Mania MegaCD: Shining Force CD SNES - Zelda LttP Amiga - Sensible World of Soccer 3DO - Need for Speed PS1 - Ridge Racer Saturn - Shining the Holy Ark N64 - Goldeneye PC - Open Roller Coaster Tycoon Dreamcast - Rez PS2 - San Andreas Xbox - Project Gotham 2 Gamecube - Resident Evil 4 PS3 - Red Dead Redemption 360 - Elder Scrolls Oblivion Wii - Wii Sports PS4 - Witcher 3 XBOXONEX - Forza 7 PSVR: Gran Turismo Sport Gameboy - Tetris GameGear: Columns GBA: Fire Emblem Switch: Into the Breach
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    Examples of reviewers/adverts etc caught lying

    To be completely fair to Killzone, Motorstorm and Call of Duty, they aren't deliberately misleading, just being "economical with the truth". there's nothing stating it's in game, (which would be misleading). Simply letting the viewer draw their own conclusions about an "aspirational" trailer. Even phases such as "Rendered on PlayStation 3 hardware" isn't misleading.. it can be rendered at 1 frame an hour, and be technically correct.
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    Examples of reviewers/adverts etc caught lying

    This advert was banned also, (I was one of the people who complained to the ASA, nerd fans!) Missing: "Not in game footage" tag In game
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    Abandoned Games (2019)

    Ugh god, I absolutely hated the last guardian. After the initial "oh bloody hell, look at that" of the big birdycat thing, the controls. oh god the controls the 1990's rang and want their 3d adventure platformer mechanics back
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    Abandoned Games (2019)

    Regarding Forza Horizon (4) but most of them, I can't quite nail what it is, but it does and will always feel inferior to Test Drive Unlimited (and it's sequel to me) - there was just something about that game that was ... well, yeah, I can't quite nail it. I think it's they've nailed the idea of going to physically own a car, by buying it in a store. It not all being about racing, just cruising around was so satisfying, the driving model was sufficiently weird enough to make every car feel different, even if it wasn't the most realistic thing ever. I dunno, it had an enormous amount of charm that I think was closer to my ideal open world racing game... (Being able to move the windows up and down.. why?? why?!)... Forza, even though massively more polished feels a bit soul-less. Like they don't really get the idea of super car ownership and how every car is unique and special to it's owner.
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    Abandoned Games (2019)

    Forza Horizon 4 "God I love racing games", "god I love loads of cars", "well, I guess I can ignore annoying VO announcers", "I spose I can ignore the sound track", "that bloody airhorn whenever i get near the festival that sounds exactly like the PlayStation 4 overheating beep alarm", "The world is a bit.. well, indistinct and samey", "the online is ok, but everyone just uses super powered S cars and know the tracks better than me because I was a late adopter", "it's a bit shallow", "nothing you do really matters", "none of the races provide any challenge", "tuning / buying upgrades is completely irrelevant", "I guess the racing is ok.. but still doesn't feel right", "oh, ok, i'm getting bored of going off track now", "none of the cars feel different", "um, I'm a bit bored now", "none of the events are particularly interesting", "why do I need so many different t-shirts and top hats?", "ugh, emotes and dancing"... *boots up Forza 7* "this is so much better, so much infinitely better", "god i love track based, streamlined, polished and perfected racing games"
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    What game is the most FUN?

    Definitely Outrun 2006: Coast to Coast* And then maybe 7 player death tank (classic) *if there was one game I could remaster it'd be this.
  9. Certainly on PlayStation it'll pre-download the updates too, (it depends when they tick "release" on the patch - but I can't imagine any reason why they wouldn't have done that tomorrow) - Edit: they'll want any reviewers playing the latest and greatest.
  10. Yeah, I've got a feeling they are going to be quite tight on the street date all over retail. I think Friday morning is as about as good as it'll get in most cases, even off the likes of ShopTo who regularly get stuff to you early.
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    Best short games

    I always go through PSN profiles for "short games" (a platinum in a week? that's pretty short!)
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    Best short games

    (For balance) I hated Virginia and Rime Good stuff (all the other suggestions) Gorogoa What remains of Edith Finch Tacoma The Witness Dear Esther Everybody's gone to the rapture (Split opinions a lot this one - I enjoyed it weirdly) AER Memories of Old Last day of June The beginners Guide Stanley Parable Her Story Superbrothers: Sword and Sworcery Brothers (Interactive Fiction: 9to5) As everyone else has said though, Inside is a masterpiece
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    Abandoned Games (2018 Edition)

    I'm playing it on "Normal" - so maybe that is a problem, fair do's.. I dunno what it is about the inventory / upgrade system that urked me so much, i think they just had to call everything by some random name just to obfuscate it a lot more than it needed to be.
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    Abandoned Games (2018 Edition)

    I don't know if I got a bit obsessive compulsive over it, but it all just felt completely unnecessary, "oh every other game has it, so we've got to do something similar". I really wish they'd have given me all the cool moves straight off the bat, and just told a great story over the time. None of the unlocked skill moves (as far as I got, which is admittedly not very far) had any real noticeable impact, and going through all the faff of upgrading my battle axe for 9% extra damage just made absolutely no perceivable difference to how I played, or how much I cared about anything.
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    Abandoned Games (2018 Edition)

    God of War See? YOU SEE? this is what happens when you delay playing a game after a couple of months after the release / launch day hype. After an initially quite cool opening, this game just spirals into being absolutely mundane pretty quickly. It has the most impenetrable user interface / upgrade / skill tree / weapon interface I've ever encountered in any game, with endless tutorial and hint text's explaining "no honest this will be really good!" when you don't actually have any materials, don't really seem to be finding any and don't really care because the combat is so boring and easy it hardly matters. I got to the bit where I was pushing around some bridge to go and visit the nine realms of doo-berry-whatsit and I just fell asleep thinking "god this is dull" - the idea of spending my time wandering around 9 more worlds of this going from set-piece-to-set-piece with loads of dull combat in between just made me think this isn't for me. The most mad thing is that people actually compare this to Naughty Dog's output, like there's even a remote comparison. It's not even on the same ball-park, no amount of super hero set pieces will ever convince me this is any good. Next.
  16. Sort of, Wipeout has one package, which contains special textures that only load if you're in 4k mode. So every one of these textures is duplicated on the disk. Edit: I'd imagine RDR2 is doing the same. 1 global file is much easier to manage during submission etc. Edit2: RDR being so big means they probably have 4k/8k/16k textures for nearly everything, which is mental.
  17. Laser League is great local MP.. Genuinely ace.
  18. Yeah I'm a dirty boomeranger game rental user... so I save myself a flipping fortune.. Just some games (read: RDR2, and maybe fallout76) I buy because I know I'll be playing them 6 months +
  19. My god I've just done the same "you know what? I might go digital" -> to the PSN store... £59.99 Close Amazon 55 quid because I've paid for the fancy postage... knowing full well when my realistic brain kicks in, I'll downgrade the postage to free, oh the postage merri-go-round games are expensive nowadays eh?
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    Gran Turismo Sport - Mondays 8PM UK forum races!

    Airtable.com (or google sheets)
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    PlayStation Classic

    Changing the sound track probably wouldn't be that difficult, but it'd most likely involve recompiling the game, which would be really really difficult nowadays. Or some sort of risky hack approach... depends how the files are stored... The cold storage stuff would be fine I'd expect, I'm really interested in this classic edition as it's intriguing what it'll be actually running, probably some sort of Emu and a rom.. very interesting though... Licensing is always the issue though, it's a nightmare... However they might be able to argue that this is "the original console" - and so their existing contracts are still absolutely valid for sale of those games... Or they could whack a load of money at it...
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    Biggest discrepancy in gaming - your opinion Vs everyone

    Me too, it's just boring. Sorry world, you're wrong.
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    PlayStation Classic

    That's basically going to be the issue, The Prodigy - Firestarter - ridiculously, the prodigy don't have final say in their rights to this song any more, they actually sampled a specific noise off someone else who has the final yes/no rights to whether or not Firestarter can be used. Hence why it's not in Wipeout Omega Collection. <Sad smiley face> They might figure out a way of stripping the sound track of the dodgy ones, or maybe figure out some licensing loophole. (They could argue that this is the original platform perhaps...) *ramble ramble* Don't rule it out, just thinking out loud
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