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Monday Chat, July 1


It's July which is generally the start of people going on holiday to sunnier climes. So where are you going on holiday this year? Any where exciting? Is gaming involved in some way? i.e are you saving up to visit Cologne and gamescom, or are you just staying at home with an ice cold beer and an Xbox controller?

Let's Chat, summer style!

Edited On 01 Jul, 2013

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Johno Muller 3 years ago
Ice cold beer and PS3 controller, while saving up to go to Eurogamer in September.
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0000000000 3 years ago
ice cold glass of pop (cant drink why the misses is pregnant! being fair and all that bull shit lol) saving up for the baby so know gaming events and already had my week away this year in sunny burnham on sea (it rained 3 days out of 5) but ive got a lot of games to get through, really enjoying metro last light so much better than the 1st im really impressed and i hope a 3rd game is in the picture, sure there are 3 or more books so i can only assume it will happen!
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ZdravkoN 3 years ago
I am going to spend my summer vacation in Greece (on Corfu) and I am leaving at the end of the week (wohooo). On the gaming side, I finished Assassin's Creed II yesterday. Awesome game. That is how a sequel is done :) Next up, Assassin's Creed Brotherhood.
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troublemaker 3 years ago
I love that Joe's just twisting the knife in with his mention of Gamescom and cologne! my summer will hopefully be spent constantly doing BBQs for family and friends coming round to meet baby! haha! Gonna be a fun summer me thinks!
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0000000000 3 years ago
typical JM lol! babys first BBQ in the 1st 3 months of his life! going to be a full on man (if your having a boy i have forgot lol) by the time hes 1 haha! not long now mate!
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troublemaker 3 years ago
Dunno what I'm having mate. Baby was a pain in the ass and wouldn't show us. So with all the manly stuff going on in the first couple of months, I'm either having a boy, or a lesbian :D
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0000000000 3 years ago
lmao! nice to have a suprise to be fair mate! ill start the betting and saying.... le.....boy! haha
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JoeToots 3 years ago
Ordered the ps eye + that magic book game yesterday so that'll keep me busy
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JoeToots 3 years ago
Also ordered a u draw I just fancy something different.
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0000000000 3 years ago
seriously joe have you won the lottery! you seem fuckin loaded!
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JoeToots 3 years ago
Still living at home and working that's the life haha
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troublemaker 3 years ago
I'm curious. Did anyone else really hate Heavy Rain? I've been playing it for about 4 hours and I'm really REALLY bored. I mean seriously, A quicktime event to change a nappy was pretty much my line in the sand.
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0000000000 3 years ago
i can agree it has boring parts, i think the only thing that kept me going was wanting to know who the killer was, as i was right on my 1st guess but changed my mind 3-4 times by the time i found out! it is an aquired taste in all fairness!
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troublemaker 3 years ago
I coul;dn't care less about the killer at the moment. It should be the kind of game that appeals to me, but I can't get over the funky controls, the way it doesn't always respond to me, or the daft filler sections that are completely unnecessary! You'd have more fun just randomly pushing buttons on your PS3 controller while watching an episode of CSI
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Dead 3 years ago
Sitting at home with a fridge full of cider and my 3DS and Wii U probably, there may be a possibility of a holiday in Cornwall in August, all depending on the outcome of something next week, I'm not betting on it though.
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JoeToots 3 years ago
Should have my first plat on my new account thanks to ratchet and clank!
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Spear 25 3 years ago
I got my TLOU platinum over the weekend which was nice. Also spent the weekend playing Uncharted GA, which I was really impressed with once I got used to the aiming as I'm new to the Vita. But no holiday for me this summer.
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Zombieflamingo 3 years ago
I have a week off in september for GTA 5 its a few weeks after my next exam for uni so i should have a few weeks of nothing but games which will be nice. Finally completed Dark Souls last night so thinking about getting back into Dishonoured and completing that next weekend.
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DynamiteWhyte 3 years ago
I am close to platting Infamous, then ill do infamous 2. Going to blackpool on wednesday, then old trafford for her to the tour on friday. Then home.
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Artemisthemp 3 years ago
I will most likely stay home with a PS3, unless I am lucky enough to win a trip to Gamescon.
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JoeToots 3 years ago
nice spear that's a quality plat to have i would be proud off that
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Spear 25 3 years ago
Yeah its a nice one to have in my small collection of 10 plats. I might try some Dark Souls this week, as I downloaded it through PS Plus over the weekend.
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Spear 25 3 years ago
Sorry I meant Demon's Souls.
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iMerle iDixon 3 years ago
After months of been in my backlog, I absolutely destroyed Infamous 2 platting it over the weekend completing it twice, I've so done this franchise so backwards, completed festival of blood 100%, now I've platted 2, yet I have not touched number one.
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0000000000 3 years ago
cant wait to get back on last light when i get home! hoping kira falls asleep early again its the only way i get on fire emblem haha!
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DynamiteWhyte 3 years ago
iMerle, sadly 1 is a bitch to plat lol. I'm just going through it now.
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Loli-Nox-Tan 3 years ago
Why would you play them in reverse? Ruined the story
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Dead 3 years ago
I'm off out for a couple of ciders in the park with my dog, too nice a day to be in here with you lot ;)
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0000000000 3 years ago
why would anyone play a series backwards! i had to rent metro 2033 as soon as i found out about last light because i cant play a sequal with a prequal! even if the prequal is shit i have to do it!
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Loli-Nox-Tan 3 years ago
Did you play The Witcher 1? Two Words Gloria : Hay Fever
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DynamiteWhyte 3 years ago
The fact that the Vampire one looks fun. Then infamous 2 being free probably. Is why she went the opposite way.
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Loli-Nox-Tan 3 years ago
I got Infamous 1 cos Infamous 2 was free (Still not played Festival of Blood though)
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iMerle iDixon 3 years ago
I got the Vampire one because it looked awesome (an it was), I got two off of plus, and I have a ridiculous amount of stuff to play through so I wasn't going to buy another thing to go through, I've had to delete a lot of the stuff I had downloaded because my backlog filled my hard-drive, I'm starting to burn through it now though, I'm not that bothered about the story been ruined.
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troublemaker 3 years ago
I snuck out of work to go to town and buy Infamous 1 on release day!
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iMerle iDixon 3 years ago
I've only had a PS3 since November last year, as I had to sell one a couple of years back when I hit some money troubles, and it was either sell my PS3 for £200 or my 360 for £80, I'm ridiculously behind on the Sony Franchises, so much so that I'm yet to touch an uncharted, God Of War or Killzone, there just is not enough time for me to catch up fully so I'm having to pick and choose which ones I go on then maybe if there is time I'll pick up the ones I had to pass by.
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iMerle iDixon 3 years ago
And you've played it right?
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Bindiana 3 years ago
What is Infamous like what games is it similar to? I have never gotten round to playing it as never really knew what kind of game it was. In other news supposedly the next free game from xbox will be wait for it................... Defense Grid the Awakening!
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Cathe 3 years ago
Can't afford to go anywhere this year as I am saving up for Xbox One. I am going to Coventry for 4 nights in August though. Doesn't sound very exciting but it's for a convention so should be good. I can afford to go to that as it has been paid off since last year so all I need to take with me is money for food and stuff. So I can still afford to save up for an XBO and some games :D
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iMerle iDixon 3 years ago
It's a bit like a less crazy Prototype.
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troublemaker 3 years ago
The comparison to Prototype was always a little unfair I thought. Best way you can describe it I reckon is, imagine what would happen if your character in GTA Vice City was given super powers!
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Bindiana 3 years ago
Thanks guys think I will have to give it a go before the PS4 comes out as second son does look good.
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iMerle iDixon 3 years ago
Fair point, but with no guns and no cars, GTA with superpowers would be Saints Row 4 IMO, I just compare it to protype as they have the same premise to them, disease breaks free select few get powers from it everyone else gets a disease, but to be honest it is a pretty unique game and does what it does well, apart from the climbing, it bugs me how you seem to home in on ledges and stuff even when you want get onto a flat surface the game basically says 'NO YOU MUST CLIMB!!!'
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0000000000 3 years ago
of course i played witcher 1, else i wouldnt be playing witcher 2
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DynamiteWhyte 3 years ago
Prototype is crap compared to Infamous. I got the limited edition Infamous when it came out from shopto. Was cheap and got my gigawatt blades for free early doors!
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troublemaker 3 years ago
Prototype was fun, but was artificially padded out with those stupid challenged and they couldn't get the difficulty right. on normal, once you got half way through, you were severely OP. On hard, you struggled to get to the halfway point! Good, fun game, and I really enjoyed the sequel, but infamous is far far superior to it.
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Loli-Nox-Tan 3 years ago
Prototype was good fun
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Johno Muller 3 years ago
I love inFamous 1 it's a truly class game better than Prototype because Cole is a decent character whereas Mercer was just a little whiny punk. Prototype 2 is better though, James Heller is just an angry black guy and it's awesome.
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0000000000 3 years ago
might stick prototype 2 on my lovefilm, didnt like number 1 so didnt try 2
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troublemaker 3 years ago
2 is one of the easiest "proper" platinums I have. was a lot of fun, but insanely easy
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Zombieflamingo 3 years ago
I played the first prototype just after spiderman web of shadows and it just seemed like too much of the same game u just couldnt get into it.
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Johno Muller 3 years ago
You can Platinum Prototype 2 in about 1.3 playthroughs, if you choose Hard difficulty.
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Loli-Nox-Tan 3 years ago
Why do you people care about your platinum count?
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troublemaker 3 years ago
Same reason people care about gamerscore. Because I do. I like my platinum trophies.
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Johno Muller 3 years ago
After playing a game I have a look at my remaining trophies/chievos and if they look easy enough or I enjoyed the game enough I have a crack at trying to get the plat/100% Prototype 2 was the first game outside of Mass Effect trilogy I wanted to platinum... the second was Sleeping Dogs, and now I'm working on the inFamous duo
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Spear 25 3 years ago
Sometimes if its a difficult game, you get a sense of accomplishment from getting platinum. Or if its a game you enjoy, you just keep playing and platinum naturally occurs. I didn't used to care about platinum trophies but recently started caring, got a few hard/time consuming platinum trophies, which I'm slightly proud about.
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troublemaker 3 years ago
I would love to plat TLOU, but I can't be arsed with the MP trophies! Shame, because i'm on my third SP playthrough.
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Zombieflamingo 3 years ago
Think the only one i got was uncharted 2 as a platinum but they released more trophies so i dont know if it still counts.
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Johno Muller 3 years ago
Platinums count for ever any DLC knocks you down %, I have a 75% platinum in Sleeping Dogs
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troublemaker 3 years ago
You still have your platinum, so it still counts. :D
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Zombieflamingo 3 years ago
Thats good. I had Resident Evil 5 on the 360 and got all the achievements but now it does not count as completed as the DLC is out,
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0000000000 3 years ago
i love my gamerscore, i live for it! just heading into mid 80,000s :D that will do for a generation :D i would be over 100,000 but i had to sell everything at 1 point in life to keep my house, NEVER AGAIN!!!! once i buy it, damn im keeping it!
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Johno Muller 3 years ago
Shep, I'm sure you can find 20 fast 1000G games... like The Burning Earth.
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Dead 3 years ago
Are there that many easy 1000G games, I've only done Avatar, TMNT and King Kong.
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Johno Muller 3 years ago
http://www.xbox360achievements.org/forum/showthread.php?t=286407 All of these can be done under 25 hours... some are much much less
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Loli-Nox-Tan 3 years ago
Why play a game just for achievements? I don't get it
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Johno Muller 3 years ago
I have never played a game for the achievements. It took me until Mass Effect 3 was out to get my first complete gamerscore game. I play for the game the achievements are an added bonus
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DynamiteWhyte 3 years ago
If it is a good game, and the trophies are gettable I will do it. Like dantes inferno, it had two ways like infamous so I wanted to do that too.
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Dead 3 years ago
25 hours? Screw that, if I don't 1000G a game by playing it through once I don't care, most games I don't even care about enough to play through once.
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iMerle iDixon 3 years ago
I don't play for trophies or gamerscore, or at least not anymore, but there is something alluring about that platinum trophy, it's like a way to show that you have finished all together, but if i get bored of a game I won't force myself to keep playing.
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Robichoico 3 years ago
Right. So I need to start something new. So you guys help me. Dragon's Dogma, Hyperdimension Neptunia? Or keep on plodding at Persona 4 and Luigi U?
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Loli-Nox-Tan 3 years ago
If your in a forgiving mood then Neptunia
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Robichoico 3 years ago
Methinks you are right. BTW. Did you get OP collection 2 today?
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Loli-Nox-Tan 3 years ago
No, I just looked and Amazon haven't even dispatched it yet
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Robichoico 3 years ago
mine from amazon came today. Without the slip cover. So emailed them and they said they gotta look into their stock. Tell me if you get it with yours
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Loli-Nox-Tan 3 years ago
Jeremy Graves told me that the slipcover was exclusive to the first volume
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Robichoico 3 years ago
I was told all of the first runs would contain the slipcover. Saw it in HMV yesterday and it had the slipcover then too. Amazon are notorious for this however. I stopped buying Disney Blu-Rays since they don't put them in. And some of those are beautiful.
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Loli-Nox-Tan 3 years ago
I'll go ask right now
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Loli-Nox-Tan 3 years ago
Answer: No. That was exclusive to the first print one of collection 1 only. ^JG
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Robichoico 3 years ago
Yeah they confirmed that. Guess there is a few people asking about it. Shame because we are already paying more for these than the Americans are. Could at least give us something extra like that. (Actually makes it look better) Saying that. I got the collector's ed blu-ray of Film Z dispatched. Can't wait.
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Robichoico 3 years ago
Regarding Hyperdimension. Dunnno whether to start again or just continue. Was only in the second dungeon but can't remember how to do much XD
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Loli-Nox-Tan 3 years ago
Just start it from the start and remember to treat to combat as a mean to an end
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Loli-Nox-Tan 3 years ago
Maybe I enjoyed it cos the game I played before it was Trinity Universe
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Loli-Nox-Tan 3 years ago
Turns out Amazon were waiting to get Black and White Vol 10 in stock before they dispatched One Piece

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