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  1. Indeed it was 1440p@30fps with HDR as far as I understand it. The "performance mode" was 1080p@60fps. It was great to finally complete this at a decent stable framerate.
  2. You are paying purely for the ergonomics and the additional switches etc. The internals are no better quality than the regular pad. That is what kind of put me off a bit. They are no more durable. So if you want extra sticks etc worth the premium but don't expect it to last any longer!
  3. Agreed. Depending on how well MS do with GamePass going forward I can see Sony following suit at some point. Even though they are saying that the model won't work for big budget games. It will because continuous incoming revenue is much more valuable that one hit sales with a limited profit from each item sold - and then loosing some potential revenue when games get sold on second hand for physical releases. I expect Sony will perhaps release games and then move them onto a service at some point after the initial release - or have a higher tier sub model like EA does for its play
  4. Dead on. I think you just have to accept at some point things keep changing - new generations of gamers come onboard that don't care that much about legacy ideas. The market is now diverse enough to support all types of gaming consumers. Although I expect the big £70+ titles will become a niche thing in years to come and GaaS will be more the norm. I look at how my two sons play games... predominately free to play games and are happy to use virtual currency within the games to make them more interesting and add value to their gaming experience. I'm old school and like variety as I
  5. The console boxes that are released now have never really been cheaper given the tech inside of them. Arguably a Series S meets your requirement. For £249 a straightforward box with a whole bunch of indie games on the store for £20 or less. Hell for £7.99 pcm you can have a whole bunch of interesting games to play. There will something that you will find interesting. Relatively speaking (see my earlier post) gaming has never been cheaper at the moment. Why my interest in traditional gaming has waned a bit over the years is that game concepts are drying up for me as I have been pla
  6. Wow this is descending into personal attacks and is getting kind of sad really. Games are worth what people want to pay for them. Everyone has different thresholds as to what price/value is. However one thing is true. Gaming has got cheaper over the years:- https://www.bankofengland.co.uk/monetary-policy/inflation/inflation-calculator Using this (granted averaged out inflation rates) a £50 SNES game in 1991 would be the equivalent of £109 now. So lets just agree that we have much more choice now, the hardware we play on is much more powerful and
  7. Indeed! I've been playing the original R-Type a bit today too (via R-Type Dimensions Ex) and some things don't need tweaking. Simple explosion would have done the trick. Perhaps there was a technical reason for it but think it's just bad design.
  8. OK. But personally think the £70 RRP is mostly aimed at exactly this type of gamer perhaps? FIFA/CoD etc? Most of the more interesting games will be at lower tier price as it's less of a risk to develop them. All the games you mentioned Rez etc would now never get a AAA release because the concepts would be too risky. I expect at some point most of the popular games like this will move onto GaaS model anyway. Lots of money to be made by digital currency in their ecosystems like Fortnite etc. It will be interesting to see how Sony do at this price point for premium/high
  9. Agree although personally think AAA games are getting ever more bland and generic to be honest and had more variety and fun out of GamePass than I ever have spending money on AAA game titles. Perhaps I'm "Mr Dave Average" whatever that actually means but I've been enjoying smaller indie games than AAA games for the past 3-4 years and time and time again been disappointed with AAA games to the point where I don't even bother buying them these days. Steam and GamePass seem to offer much more varied gaming and something like £70 would buy me a whole bunch of varied gaming content. So
  10. Well managed to pick this up today - along with a few other shooters. Had a quick blast on it and it looks great although finding the time to get back into the action when you die a bit tedious. Why does it have to do the screen fade etc every time you die!!!! Also if anyone is looking for this cheaper and are prepared to dance around using VPNs etc the base version can be bought from the Brazilian Xbox store for ~£14.
  11. I loved the first Crackdown (and did the 500 orb challenge!!). However CD3 never really clicked with me. Lovely visuals etc just doesn't seem as fun for some reason. Might be that there is a little more structure or I think the original Crackdown just nailed the concept perfectly. I still go back and play the original Crackdown from time to time as its gameplay is really pure and fun. No frills or additional complexity. I think Crackdown 3 might be better if you've never played the original one IMHO.
  12. Me either - well on the consoles at least. Even on my PC only bought a couple of games in the past 6 months or so. I'm a game pass convert these days - just easy for me always something to play and its priced really well. Also the added benefit of people on my friends list having the same games too so easy to play something together if we decide to.
  13. Guess they have to be careful... think there might be a few annoyed people if they drop the price too much post launch. Guessing poor sales new concept AAA games mean going forward its going to be a hard sell for anything with fresh ideas to get a look in. Sure there will be plenty of lower priced indie titles... but big budget games will get ever more generic.
  14. MattyP


    Darius Chronicle Saviours is currently on Steam for £11.99. Not played Darius before but looks great so thinking of picking that up. I was pondering over R-Type Final 2 however not convinced at £35. Love the original R-Type and R-Type Delta but still keep going back to the original R-Type. Interesting R-Type Dimensions is also on sale for £7 which I don't have on the PC. So looks like I'll pick up Darius and R-Type dimensions at the moment - looks like a great combo to scratch my SHMUP itch. I'll keep an eye on the reviews for R-Type Final 2.
  15. Looking forward to this tomorrow! It was my birthday recently too so what a great way to celebrate with the release of one of my favourite shooter games ever. Which thankfully was not final afterall!
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