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Monday Chat, May 21


This time next week is a bank holiday, but let's not dwell on that for now, we have a busy week ahead. It terms of reviews it'll be fairly quiet as the release list slows down, although we do have at least a few reviews for you.

There is also the matter of a new Xbox being announced tomorrow evening, which will certainly keep up busy typing as the news keeps coming.

So a busy week ahead. What about you?

Let's Chat!

Edited On 20 May, 2013

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troublemaker 4 years ago
Quiet week for the most part I reckon. The wife does a lot of Exam marking this time of year, so I'll get plenty of time to game. But my pile of shame is being ignored in favour of playing DUST514! Looking forward to Friday already though. the xbox reveal concerns me less than the up coming 3 day weekend!
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Johno Muller 4 years ago
Xbox 360 Two announcement tomorrow just so I can watch Usher in concert again. Also I have gotten myself back into battlefield.
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0000000000 4 years ago
XBOX REVEAL IN 1 DAY!!!!!!!!!! WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!! this 1 man train should hopefully have a few passengers on it as from tomorrow, when we get blown away, i hope my faith is not let down by a kinect heavy console!! brooker your pic of that pad on twitter was amusing but uncalled for and totally away from the truth my friend lol! bring it on
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0000000000 4 years ago
o and over the weekend i finished of bioshock and started dishonored again! but i was really sleepy last night and was in bed for 9 fml im getting old
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troublemaker 4 years ago
Baahaahaa! I knew it'd get a rise out of you! Couldn't help myself, sorry mate. I hope they don't let you down mate. But history shows that MS are getting pretty bad at these presentations and I aint holding out hope for much.
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0000000000 4 years ago
well as im the only 1 showing faith i cant turn my back now! lol as its been pointed out by a few people on here they feel sorry for me im all alone on this 1 haha! aint got to apologise i thought it was funny in all fairness
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Dead 4 years ago
This week I shall be attempting to fix my PC, totally buggered it up at the weekend and don't have a clue how to fix it, think I might have to do a format and reinstall windows, if I can work out how. Luckily I've the other halfs laptop to use in the meantime. Over the weekend I played a bit of Monster Hunter, and finished Army of Two 3, didn't get round to Last Light, will make a start on that this afternoon, should keep me going till Friday and RE Revelations and DKCR3D.
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troublemaker 4 years ago
WTF did you do gloria? Crashing and putting the OS back is pretty extreme!
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Dead 4 years ago
I have no idea, if just boots to a black screen with the mouse pointer and windows repair can;t find anything wrong or a restore point to do a system restore.
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troublemaker 4 years ago
Safe mode? something you recently installed killed it? sorry if you've tried those, just curious.
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0000000000 4 years ago
im gutted i still havent got my hands on last light!!!! anybody played it all the way through yet???? i know its hit number 1 in the charts which those guys who made it deserve!
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Dead 4 years ago
Safe mode just takes me to the same black screen with a slightly bigger mouse pointer, and not installed anything lately, not knowingly anyway. I'm going to try burning a new boot disk today, see if that helps.
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troublemaker 4 years ago
Bloody hell! Yeah, try the disc, give us a shout if you need a hand.
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Spear 25 4 years ago
Not getting my hopes up for the next Xbox reveal but will be interesting to see what they do, especially when E3 is just a few weeks away so they need to hold a few things back for E3.
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JoeToots 4 years ago
tomorrow is a big day for me... not because of the reveal of the new xbox.. because my astro a40's should come :D i though it was a good time to invest in a decent headset since my turtlebeaches are on there last legs... all i did this weekend was get a couple of achievements maybe 5 tops and progressed a little further into bioshock infinite still hasn't gripped hold of me though..
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Dead 4 years ago
Cool TM, just hoping I don't have to do a complete reformat, will be a pain taking out the PC HD and attaching it to this laptop to retrieve any important files.
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Johno Muller 4 years ago
I feel sorry for Shep on Wednesday after his bitter disappointment of tomorrow
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Bindiana 4 years ago
Well looking forward to a you tube video of Shep in an outfit like juliet from Lollipop Chainsaw doing his cheerleader act for microsoft tommorow. I purchased fifa from shopto last week so need to get a bit of practise in on that then probably to get hammered by people on here.
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Dead 4 years ago
I have a cheerleaders outfit if Shep wants to borrow it. ;)
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0000000000 4 years ago
gloria you really are the filthy aunt of the group :P lol.... i doubt it would fit me, im quite a big boy :P haha! pitty me all u want people it wont dent my faith, ill happily take the stick on wednesday when i am let down though and join the sony crew haha!
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Dead 4 years ago
You have no idea Shep ;)
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0000000000 4 years ago
i feel im missing out not knowing u lmao!
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0000000000 4 years ago
just read on OXM that MS are actually showing us the machine itself! wonder if thats a load of BS as sony have not shown the Ps4, anyway i really should do some work, been here 2 hours not done a thing
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Spear 25 4 years ago
According to the Verge a source claims that the console will be smaller and denser, also that the controllers have been 'flattened'. Probably BS too, but there hasn't been any leaked controller images yet.
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DynamiteWhyte 4 years ago
The revealing of the box itself isn't that big a deal really. - I spent my weekend winning another league on FIFA and then was round my mates where we had a game of Tiger Woods 11. Came 3rd out of 4, by about 5 shots, but was -2 overall. Ordered Tiger Woods 14 as a consequence of this...
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troublemaker 4 years ago
Yeah, they probably will. It'll be good to see it, but it's the last thing that concerns me when buying. The only interaction with my machines I have is to put the disc in, what it looks like, so long as it works, is immaterial! I'll borrow the outfit if it'll fit me! I'll run around the xbox reveal with it on cheering PS4! PS4!
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Bindiana 4 years ago
I think the best way for microsoft to get excited is to say this is the next xbox it will be available to buy next month kinda like what apple does. They have to show the right games tomorrow as well but I have a feeling there will be a kinect game shown.
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0000000000 4 years ago
so far there is 20 games guaranteed to be in the making for the console, oxm have also put on twitter there are a lot more exclusives coming than people realise AND they wont be messing with the controller too much as the way it is people like it so why mess with it! i know what it looks like means nothing but i do like it to have a nice look in a way so i am kinda excited to see it, they are only showing it now before E3 because sony have not showed the Ps4 of, trying to score a point by beating them too it like sony did with everything in february! ive still got that good feeling about it!! will people jump on the faith train with me im running this show solo its becoming a burden lol
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Dead 4 years ago
A kinect game isn't a problem, if it's mainly kinect games that isn't going to be good.
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troublemaker 4 years ago
MS would be stupid to mess with the controller, unlike the PS3 one, it doesn't need improving. I'm skeptical of the exclusives, they showed 15 at e-3 last year, alart from gears and halo, they were all Kinect or dancing games! I'll stand hat in hand and say I was wrong wednesday if I am, but I can't shake the feeling that MS' "Entertainment box" means less for games that matter and more for exclusive TV deals like sky and ESPN.
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Pyroloveridge 4 years ago
I'm looking forward to it but I just won't get excited. that way I won't be disappointed.
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Johno Muller 4 years ago
I predict the controllers to be more like the wired ones in size, with an internal battery system instead of the packs system like the PS3
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TruDarkAssassin 4 years ago
i will prob watch the xbox event tomorrow will it be shown on here? , only getting the ps4 this year though might pick one up later if it turns out good
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0000000000 4 years ago
ill be watching it on the 360 as its being streamed on the live event player! keeping the faith
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troublemaker 4 years ago
hoping shopto get a twitch stream up. I can watch it on the ipad while I cook then. I'm interested, but not interested enough to delay food!
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Bindiana 4 years ago
well it seems like home from work whack a pizza in the oven then watch it on my xbox I think
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0000000000 4 years ago
ill message u with my faith possibly forfilled or destroyed Bin lol! in fact all of u on the xbox i have will be getting a message with me either very happy or crying like a lil bitch in the corner! ill Tweet u though brooker either way lol
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TruDarkAssassin 4 years ago
what time does the xbox event kick off missed that part
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Johno Muller 4 years ago
I think it's 5pm but not sure
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0000000000 4 years ago
6pm! im pretty sure.
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troublemaker 4 years ago
Haha! I look forward to the tweet. Im more concerned that I'll have to eat my words now than how good the console will be! Kratos, the reveal is at 6pm our time I think
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TruDarkAssassin 4 years ago
ok thanks
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troublemaker 4 years ago
I'm off to cry in the corner because Zak can message everyone except me. feel all left out! haha! That bloody xbox best be good mate, so I can get with the cool kids!
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0000000000 4 years ago
yeah but u get a tweet! same as JM unless hes on the box at the time lol! either way your getting informed on how i feel! but on twitter i get less characters so it will probably be a big WOOOOOOO or a mix of swear words!
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ZdravkoN 4 years ago
I spent almost entire day yesterday playing on my Xbox. I kind of feel guilty. never played that much recently (ok, in the last year). This week will be busy at work and out of work. I am really looking forward to the Xbox reveal. I hope that Microsoft will have a great show, and that the presentation won't be like: "Look Sony has that, so do we" :)
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Bindiana 4 years ago
well if its bad shep just dont send me a voice message with you just sobbing that would be a little creepy haha. I do think it will be ok tomorrow just maybe missing the wow factor.
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Johno Muller 4 years ago
I will probably be watching it with my buddies on the dashboard, and laughing at the poor PR guys who are forced to fist bump each other whenever they say a buzzword.
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0000000000 4 years ago
haha JM it is amusing when they do that! i wont it will be a typed sobb Bindiana lol
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troublemaker 4 years ago
PONCHOS! That is all!
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Loli-Nox-Tan 4 years ago
I really should have come here earlier so I could join in the conversation. (I feel left out) Anyhoo Shep you already know what I think the console will look like {.-_-.}
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0000000000 4 years ago
lol yes i do know what u think haha! u have missed a funny morning to be fair nox!
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Dead 4 years ago
Screw fixing my PC today, the shop was out of blank disks, and I have a litre of schnapps that needs drinking.
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troublemaker 4 years ago
Once you get it up and running Gloria, can I suggest a purchase of Norton Ghost? It's saved my ass more than once!
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Dead 4 years ago
You can, whether or not I can afford it is another matter though.
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sam 4 years ago
well spent a few hours playing soul sacrifice, then i just busted out my groove on metro: LL. Fantastic, preordered the next book! (:
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troublemaker 4 years ago
Fair enough. I can but suggest. It's an excellent bit of kit.
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sam 4 years ago
I know this is nothing to do with me and im intruding on a conversation but, I wouldnt go for norton or avg or anything like that for virus detection, get one that hides from virus's +spyware. Theres alot of free ones out there that are better, also i would not advise avg, norton etc because they destroy your processor.
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Artemisthemp 4 years ago
I really looking forward to seen, what Microsoft will reveal tomorrow, but I also know it will lead to a busy Wedensday, since I will have to read through all the Next Xbox news to find the best, look up chartes and have placed # on my Google stuff.
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Artemisthemp 4 years ago
I really looking forward to seen, what Microsoft will reveal tomorrow, but I also know it will lead to a busy Wedensday, since I will have to read through all the Next Xbox news to find the best, look up chartes and have placed # on my Google stuff.
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troublemaker 4 years ago
Yeah, I'm not suggesting norton anti-virus, I'm suggesting ghost, its a system state backup and recovery device that take a ghost image of your computer that can be fully restored in the event of an irecoverable system crash. I wouldn't recommend norton as an AV, I would recommend ghost. well, it's called symantec system recovery now,. And as a pro, i wouldn't recommend any free AV, accept possibly MSE, even then, i would recommend Kaspersky over any of them any day of the week.
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LFC Bywater 4 years ago
@Shep finished Metro last night, Was really really good and much better than the first. Sending mine back to Lovefilm today so you should send something back to see if you get it.
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Loli-Nox-Tan 4 years ago
Never used AVG so I can't comment but I agree partially about Norton. A few years back I was only using the basic Norton Internet Security and as he says it is a hog but for the last 2 years I have been using Norton Gold and it just run quietly in the background
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Loli-Nox-Tan 4 years ago
Oh crap I forgot about Kaspersky
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troublemaker 4 years ago
I wouldn't touch Norton Anti-Virus with a barge pole. But Symantec's other stuff is industry standard and some of it is completely bulletproof.
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Johno Muller 4 years ago
I run Sophos but am going after Kaspersky next month because I'm fed up of Sophos not letting me download almost anything.
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Loli-Nox-Tan 4 years ago
ROFL
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0000000000 4 years ago
@Tom, Im sending asuras wrath back today which i finished saturday! quite good actually in all fairness, just feel really sorry for my B button as its been destroyed as much as asuras arms! so hopefully ill get last light to do before i go away next week!
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LFC Bywater 4 years ago
Told you it would get ruined mate lol, Yeh i'm sending mine back in a minute so they should have it tomorrow.
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JoeToots 4 years ago
In terms off anti virus I'm currently using avast and I must say I'm pretty impressed Also am I the only one who isn't looking forward to next gen? I just think more expense and the though of spending £50 for a new game just makes my stomach turn!
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Johno Muller 4 years ago
I have a controller solely for playing games that are heavy on the button mashing, it's always one that I have worn down from standard play when I buy a new one. I need to buy a new one soonish because I don't like the feel of my current one any more.
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0000000000 4 years ago
maybe your hitting that point in your life where gaming is not for you like it used to be Tootell, im 25 and still like a kid when it comes to the thought of next gen, this gen has had a good 8-9 years what ever its been and for a lot of people will still have more years in it, but for me, im looking forward to moving on
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troublemaker 4 years ago
I'm excited to see what's coming, but I'm not thrilled with current placeholders for next-gen games. the £50 mark is a bit much, the next gen will be awesome, but I have far better things to spend my money on if that's the case!
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0000000000 4 years ago
50 quid only a rumour at the moment, think we will get them for 40-45 of shopto, and u just wait for the price drop unless its 100% worth the cash! u will be coming to MS this year TM! i wouldnt be getting either if i didnt have a claim coming in lol
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troublemaker 4 years ago
They have to do something very very special to make me drop PS. chiefly because I hav a PS+ sub until 2016. I've saved ready for PS4, but not buying until new year. Maybe I'll get sexbot a little later
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0000000000 4 years ago
sexbot lmao! u will come over 1 day!
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shiny miller 4 years ago
Agree with you Tootell, not excited at all about the next-gen! This week I shall be trying to complete 'Catherine' (and also find a way to turn the subtitles off as it doesn't seem to be listed under 'options').
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JoeToots 4 years ago
I think the reason I'm not really to excited is because for about 4 years pre 2013 I was a online gamer but since I now only have 2mb Internet it's hard to play online without lagging so I've turned to single player and heck! I have had one hell of a time and I have realised how many good games I've missed over the years!
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JoeToots 4 years ago
I think the reason I'm not really to excited is because for about 4 years pre 2013 I was a online gamer but since I now only have 2mb Internet it's hard to play online without lagging so I've turned to single player and heck! I have had one hell of a time and I have realised how many good games I've missed over the years!
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LFC Bywater 4 years ago
Buzzing for tomorrow, would rather it was a little bit later than 6pm though.
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JoeToots 4 years ago
It starts at 10am pacific so dosent that make it 5pm here?
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0000000000 4 years ago
nope 100% officially 6pm tomorrow night, wish it was 7-8 but ill have to sit the kids down or put them in bed really early lol
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Dead 4 years ago
Meh, I'll watch it wednesday morning, weeknight TV starts at 6pm for me, and Tuesday is a busy night.
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troublemaker 4 years ago
pacific is 8 hrs behind us
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JoeToots 4 years ago
Has anyone else noticed he mistake in the title of this page?
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0000000000 4 years ago
Ive just seen the box art for batman arkham origins!!! looking like a nice piece of box art to be fair! i like a good box in all fairness
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troublemaker 4 years ago
No mistake, it actually is the 21st and the xbox reveal is tonight!
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JoeToots 4 years ago
@shep to your earlier comment about me not enjoying gaming as much as I use to I'm finding it a whole lot more fun now a days :D
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0000000000 4 years ago
offline gaming for me is far superior to online gaming, i lost interest in online a few years back, now give me a solid single player campaign with an amazing gripping story ill chose that over a game of cod anyday simple as that, just also watched 5 mins of batman origins!!! CANT WAIT!!! nice to see they did a U turn and the original batman voice actor is doing the voice in origins!
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troublemaker 4 years ago
I love me a great story. Sometimes though, it's nice to have a bunch of guys to play online with and have a laugh with your mates online. Loving DUST514 at the moment for my online. Playing with one of the reviewers from gamespot over the weekend, was a good laugh, as much as I suck!
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Johno Muller 4 years ago
Offline gaming more than makes up for online gaming for me, I have a few like Battlefield that I play online exclusively that makes up for it but I do love a good story and I have a good few games that are coop based which are often the best ones. Good story and good multiplayer.
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0000000000 4 years ago
ill happily play co op, loved left 4 dead for a laugh, love halo for co op campaign, looking at boarderlands 2 for the same reason, fifa online aswell but i dont think any of that for me compares to a good offline game!! if i had to choose which 1 to stick to, i would pick offline for the long term as much fun as u can have online with mates!
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Dead 4 years ago
Don't really see the importance of who voices Batman, as long as they've gargled with battery acid anyone can do a decent Batman voice.
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DynamiteWhyte 4 years ago
FIFA online will beat many games for me, as I'm good at it, and it's different styles and different everything each game, so they don't always play out a like. But most other games I'd happily have a good storyline and such over going online.
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Johno Muller 4 years ago
I prefer to play FIFA offline, I like to sim the career up to January and then play the rest of the season to see where I get in the league. I won the prem by 1 point using Blackburn I had to win the last 10 games and hope that Chelsea didn't win 4 of their last 10, at that point Chelsea had 1 draw and 2 defeats all season, both of which were against me one simulated the other played.
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Loli-Nox-Tan 4 years ago
Dark Souls Online for me. Co-Op,Duals,Trolling it's got it all
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Bindiana 4 years ago
I prefer offline gaming stuff with a story like uncharted or god of war. My online experiences mainly consist of Gears of War online cop and multiplayer Left 4 dead story based co op. Used to play a bit of Everybodys Golf World Tour online.
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JoeToots 4 years ago
@johno I love you for using blackburn and reliving the glory days
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Johno Muller 4 years ago
Blackburn were the only team willing to take me on after retiring as a player in 2020 they were still in the Championship demanding promotion in the initial contract with almost no different players to the 2013 squad.
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JoeToots 4 years ago
Fair play
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Johno Muller 4 years ago
IllumiRoom, Kinect 1.2 and Fist bumps with Usher. Confirmed features for the xbox event tomorrow
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DynamiteWhyte 4 years ago
I still play FIFA offline, but it is too similiar each time. You do the same move, tricks the computer and you're in on goal. Or the CPU turn in to superb players nomatter what. Online you get a nice mix and have to adapt, which I enjoy more.
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Johno Muller 4 years ago
My only issue with the AI is that I have games where I have 39% possession but about 14 shots 11 on target and win 3-0 because the computer has 1 shot total and is miles off target.
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shiny miller 4 years ago
Gloria - I think Christian Bale is the only person to give Batman that 'distinctive' voice. Kevin Conroy does a great job of a friendly Bruce Wayne and menacing Batman without resorting to comedy voices.
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Dead 4 years ago
I know, I was joking ;) Also Luigi U at £40 shopto, really?
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Loli-Nox-Tan 4 years ago
I think they are just doing what Amazon are doing, covering their asses. It will be down to £15 by the time that Luigi U is available for download
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Robichoico 4 years ago
Normal week for me. Games are slowing down allowing me to access my backlog. Super Metroid needs to be done this week. £40 for Luigi is ridiculous. It's $30 boxed in america so should be £20 or so over here. I want it boxed but if it's gonna be twice the price i'll just DLC it.
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Dead 4 years ago
I really hope you're right Nox, you never can tell though, sometimes Europe gets shafted on prices. Not really bothered about a boxed copy when I can download it, but I suppose it would be good for collectors. Also, I have discovered jaffa cake ice creams, they are awesome.

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