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  1. I’m playing on Switch and just got past that bit today. It took me many goes, but in the end I just sprinted past everyone else, then blocked the big knight until he fell off the ledge. I’ve never been so happy to find a bonfire. 

  2. Here’s a question that I don’t think any of us actually know the answer to yet but I’m intrigued nonetheless. 

    My son has an Xbox One S with XGP Ultimate. Do we think that means that I will be able to stream something like Halo Infinite, at Series X graphics settings and loading speeds (accepting a lower resolution most likely) to my computer/TV?


    If so then I am all in on PS5! :D

  3. 1 minute ago, Dudley said:


    No, but two separate boxes.  That one won't work on a Bone.

    Understood, because 2K are not doing the smart delivery thing?


    I don’t care what anyone says, the naming convention is a mess. Given the lack of space on the Far Cry box art, what do we reckon the Series S is actually going to be called?

  4. I’d play through them in order if you can, as that way you get the most feels from the story of Uncharted 4 which I think is masterfully told for a video game. Then you can play Lost Legacy as a greatest hits victory lap. 

  5. 53 minutes ago, monkeydog said:


    Get Gamepass. Most first party stuff is included as well as loads of fantastic 3rd party games you'll have missed (assuming your games spending is not totally crazy).


    Going forward, all first part stuff will launch on Gamepass.  Four releases a year, a mix of blockbuster and smaller stuff.  Well, that's their plan anyway.

    Sorry I should have added that my son has a One S and Gamepass so I guess we could share that? We played through the whole MCC (on easy, he’s not up for legendary yet) in split-screen which was a great bonding experience. Reach is my favourite. 

    I still haven’t played Halo 5 or Gears 5, I was just wondering if there are any other obvious exclusives I’ve missed. 

  6. I’m with you I think, if the Series S is a good price it will be very tempting. I was 360 only and then switched to PS4, so what are the main Xbox One exclusives I should be looking to catch up on?

  7. While we were having this discussion today my son has spent $20 on a Captain America skin for Fortnite. I can see why traditional game developers could be tearing their hair out when we’re arguing over the value of full games while Epic are raking it in. 

  8. 6 hours ago, Alex W. said:

    There’s a tonne of games launching at lower spots on the price spectrum, in indie games and from smaller scale publishers. But if you’re talking about anything in the AAA space, it all costs tens of millions of pounds to make and it’s all going to be priced in an effort to recoup that before the next quarterly earnings meeting.

    Control was Remedy’s “quick and cheap to make” game and it cost $30m.

    Maybe you feel you got more value out of RDR2 than Modern Warfare but that doesn’t really change how much each cost to develop.


    It’s easy to say “well, if it was half the price they’d sell twice as much” but given that on average people buy maybe half a dozen games in the entire lifespan of a console, you probably won’t find significantly more customers, you’ll just make less money. The market’s not heavily constrained by how much games cost at retail, I think.


    I totally get your point, and it's very subjective.  I only played MW once but no doubt many have got hundreds of hours out of the multiplayer and it's therefore worth £65 to them.  RDR 2 is an outlier in my opinion as if anything it's worth much more than that and could have sold just as well at the same price and been half the size.


    I bought Control for £30 and loved every minute of it.  At full price I just wasn't sure if I would like it or not.


    And isn't Star Wars Squadrons coming out at £30?  Maybe that's a good move for what looks like a slight game in terms of content but a mega licence and will hopefully be great in VR.

  9. I know we say this every time a new generation comes along but wouldn’t it be great if there was a range of price points. Some recent examples that are just my opinion and you might disagree. 

    Modern Warfare - I got this with my PS4 Pro, but I don’t play online so just played through the campaign once on Normal. To me it’s a 20-30 quid game. If anyone wants the multiplayer then sell that separately for 30 quid or FTP a la Warzone. 

    RDR2 - I enjoyed it, despite all its faults which I acknowledge. But the pure scale of it means if any game is a 65 quid-er, this is it (assuming it’s your bag). 

    LOU Part 2 - I haven’t played it yet as my PS4 is in a container somewhere while we move, but this will probably easily be a £50 game for me. A linear-ish high quality single player game that I’ll play once or twice probably. 

    In reality, I’m sure what I’ll do is buy a couple of launch games for a high price and then either buy the cheapest physical editions or wait for the sales from then on. Same as every Gen. 


  10. 4 hours ago, therearerules said:

    There should be more games set around the dinner table. Maybe the boss is coming to dinner and you really need that promotion. Maybe you've quantum leaped into the body of one of the people around the table and you have to convince them all you belong there. The possiblities are endless!

    Sicario simulator?

  11. I would be interested to see if Game Pass can support a more episodic model of games. I know that’s been tried before with the Half-Life episodes, and more recently Hitman, but neither of those seemed to really work. 

    I’ve said this in other threads, but something like RDR2 was massive, and would probably have sold just as well if it was half the length and size of world. Imagine a version where each chapter gets released every couple of months onto Gamepass.  Or something more linear like an Uncharted type of game where shorter chapters get released episodically. AAA quality but smaller scope. It would be a good way to keep people subscribed. 

  12. Copied all that but if you remember when PS4 launched it was £349 / $399, which was actually not that bad for the UK if you assume sales tax of around 8% and an exchange rate of about 1.6

    I just think now the exchange rate is a lot worse and the US market is so much bigger Sony won’t have any bones about advertising the prices as the same. 

  13. XSX £499 / $499

    PS5 Digital £499 / $499

    PS5 Lump £549 / $549


    I think (with no evidence) that the existence of the PS5 digital edition is purely to have something the same price as Microsoft that breaks the 500 dollar mark, and Sony will be taking a loss on both editions that they hope to make up by pushing the digital edition hard. 

    If Lockhart is an actual thing which can play XSX games but only at 1080p and also has an SSD, I think that will be £399 / $399. 

    I reckon dollar / pound pricing equity is going to be a thing from now on. We’re already seeing Apple price things higher in pounds than dollars so the precedent is set, and I think both companies will focus on a better price for the US market. 

    I also hope I am completely wrong. 

  14. 6 hours ago, APM said:

    I think this colours your view very much. Here in Lincoln, we have one cinema, an Odeon, and it's £13 for standard seats per adult. You want a slightly nicer seat and it's £15. I think these sorts of cinemas deserve to fail as they are just money grabbing monopolies in small towns and cities. Living in London, I get that you don't understand that, but if I could get a film day and date with cinema release, I'd consider it much more. My cinema viewing has dropped off a cliff because it's too bloody expensive for what it is. 

    This is the exact cinema I was talking about. I’m glad it’s not just me who thinks it’s too expensive. 

  15. I bounced off this hard the first time I played it, I just couldn’t get used to the controls and gave up shortly after getting to Horseshoe Overlook. I then came back to it over a year later and fell in love with it. I still think that it controls terribly so I don’t have an issue with anyone who doesn’t like it for that, but you’re absolutely right that the scale is enormous. I loved the story and the world is beautiful. 

    I mentioned this in another thread but I think Rockstar made a mistake in making it so expansive. They could have made a game half the length, half the size of map and half the side content and it would have still been worth full price (for those who like it obviously). We didn’t get a GTA this gen, or maybe we could have had something new from Rockstar, which I think is a shame. 

  16. Well I would love to see it in a cinema (I saw Dark Knight Rises 3 times on IMAX), but at the moment I’m not sure I want to sit in a stuffy room for 3 hours.  

    Even if everyone who wants to see it goes, with social distancing rules how are WB going to make any money? The New Zealand box office isn’t going to make up the difference. 

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