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  1. On 07/07/2021 at 13:26, JoeK said:


    I'm not sure RoboCop is built for stealth. Build for bling and a big budget Las Vegas show maybe, but sadly lacking in the old 'I can hide in a cardboard box' department.




    he's a robot, can just fold up transformers style

  2. 22 minutes ago, rgraves said:


    I'm saying kids in the playground will want the new one with the bigger screen for xmas. They might have just wanted the existing one before, but now this one is out there they will want that. They will not want to be the kid with the small screen Switch as that will put them at a 'disadvantage in Fortnite' or something else that's important to them.


    We're so focused on 'gamers' that the really big market gets completely ignored - kids want the latest thing, even if they have no idea why that latest thing is actually better. This is Nintendo putting a 'latest thing' on the market in time for xmas. Kids will want it, nobody will want to be the one that comes back to school with the 'tiny screen' Switch while Hugo and Peter at the back have the new one.


    I have thought about this and my response is: nah. And what school lets kids bring Switches in?


  3. 23 minutes ago, Broker said:

    I’m having a great day! Pretty sure I nailed my job interview, got firsts in most of my degree modules, Microsoft announced a bunch of great looking games I’ve already paid for and best of all I don’t have a PS5 so I don’t need to pretend I’m excited about Ratchet and Clank! It’s a great time to be me.


    Just imagine how excited you'll be when they actually come out some time late next year!

  4. 2 hours ago, Jammy said:

    Series X arrived yesterday. Nice premium packaging, setup was a breeze with the phone app, everything was completely seamless. Have downloaded a few All Access titles and had a quick go on most of them. Very impressed, as I missed out last gen completely, so plenty of stuff to get my teeth into. All recommendations gladly received :)



  5. 13 hours ago, thesnwmn said:

    I leaving aside the streaming part of it (which I’m sure will vary for players and situations, and continue to improve)...


    I think we can look at something like Fortnite; a ‘proper’ game that’s available on mobile. Before being pulled from the App Store it was at 2.5 million daily users, 73 million people tried it and had/have never done so on another platform.


    Theres clearly a market for more complete or classic gaming titles on platforms other than consoles or PC.


    Im also not sure we need to fixate on the phone side (I realise you’re responding to comments about that specifically). That seems like a stupid straw man. It’s also tablets, browsers, TVs and basically anything with a screen. Cloud gives users options. For some it might be a supplementary way to access the content alongside their XBox. For others it might be their only way.


    Im continually amazed people seem to watch things like YouTube or Netflix on their laptops sat on a coffee table rather than through a TV (directly or via a dongle). It seems crazy to accept the small screen and even crappier sound. And yet people seem to do it all the time.


    It's not currently "browsers, TVs and basically anything with a screen", that's the point, of course it would be usable on those devices.


  6. 35 minutes ago, Bojangle said:

    This is a weirdly glib comment. There is absolutely a massively untapped market out there who want to play these big console/PC games that only have a mobile phone, and xCloud opens up that entire market.


    Its not for you and that’s great, but there is definitely people out there which will sub to play this stuff exclusively that way. The option to have that is fantastic!


    Really, how many people do you really think are going to pay for a pass with the screen size, lag and control issues?


    Maybe you can design games around those issues, but then you've just reinvented the appstore.


  7. 4 minutes ago, Rain Birds said:

    I wouldn’t be so sure, because people watch films on their fucking telephones.

    The point is that it’s available. If you want to play Elder Scrolls VI but are allergic to Xbox / have pledged undying loyalty to Japanese mega-corp Sony, chances are you’ve got something in the house that will let you and that list is probably going to get significantly longer in time. 


    Maybe there is a market for people who want to pay £10/month to play Desperadoes 3 on a 6" touchscreen, but I'd be surprised.




  8. 17 minutes ago, Rain Birds said:

    Or phone, tablet, anything with a compatible browser or Microsoft eventually decide / are allowed to put an app on. Sony could easily spruce up the PS5 web browser to ensure easy access to Xbox Game Pass for their fans.


    No one's getting Game Pass to stream games on a phone or tablet, it's just a nice value add. A well performing PC or browser app is a different matter though.

  9. 1 hour ago, Isaac said:


    Yup but the deal is explicitly for console exclusivity, whereas MS will be publishing it on PC.


    Which means that it could come to PC gamepass day one, unless there's something explicitly preventing it from coming via the MS store on PC.


    We won't know until either E3 or it releases I guess.


    That would be the ideal scenario for me but would be a lot of sales they are ignoring, I'd happily pay £50 for it on PC.



  10. 45 minutes ago, JPL said:

    Why not just get a Series X? It’d be way cheaper than a new PC.


    Not that I think his post is serious for one second though.


    By the time the next gen Bethesda games are out I doubt there'll be much in it, and I personally much prefer first person games with M+KB, but Xbox is getting better with that.

  11. 9 hours ago, Harrisown said:

    I’ve got a massive soft spot for Bethesda games. Evil within, dishonoured, prey, doom, wolfenstein etc 

    Ive been on a bit of a collectathon in the last couple of years. I’m pretty bummed I won’t be able to play them anymore, however I think In a couple of years time you will see the games release side by side on the ps5 and Xbox the difference will be one is “free” while the other one will be £70.


    Get a PC & game pass on that

  12. 21 hours ago, Stopharage said:

    Well, that anecdotal example really proves your point, compared to the really poor sales figures. 


    Housemarque have been utterly hamstrung by Sony's pricing. If you genuinely don't think a £70 price point is an issue - despite the damning sales - then you really haven't got a clue. They've lost a load of sales from people who clearly can afford £70 for a game but choose not to. A number of members have said on here that they would have purchased at £45-50 but that £70 was too much. It's a ridiculous pricing strategy for a game of this type. The £50 I would have spent on purchasing this on PSN has now gone to another forumite for their copy. Housermarque and Sony see nothing of that £50 now. 







    But that copy would have been sold to someone else if you'd have bought digitally, not like it was DRMed to you.

  13. 1 hour ago, Dudley said:


    True, but you'd have to be able to sell them for half retail to break even with game pass and once you've sold them you don't own them.


    And that's if you're buying physical games, if it's digital then you're not selling them on.


    Yes, I know I can't sell digital purchases, I doubt anyone who buys digital on console at full price is seeking value however.


    13 minutes ago, Mr. Gerbik said:

    It's exactly the same reason why I absolutely refused to get a library card growing up in the nineties. I mean, sure you have a massive amount of books freely available. But the library doesn't have *every* books, now has it? And when I buy books, I actually own them and can sell them as well.



    Game Pass is free now, wow MS are really going for it :lol:


    Don't get me wrong I like Game Pass, particularly covering PC even if I have no interest in 90% of the library. If the Xbox gold upgrade stops working and they jack the price up the value proposition changes.

  14. 6 hours ago, Dudley said:


    I don't know,  3 or 4 games a year is (at full price) nearly double the cost of game pass.  If it's the right games (and MS first party is going to be a big slice of that for xbox owners) then it might well fit.


    If Match of the day and Eastenders were £2 an episode or appeared on "Shite TV Pass" for ooh, let's say £159 a year, people might go for it.


    You do actually own those games though, and can sell them as well.

  15. 1 hour ago, Broker said:

    I know this one isn’t real (although that’s exactly what they’d say if it was happening), but I don’t like the idea of a future where all the mud sized publishers get bought up and all the games are exclusives except EA, Ubisoft and Activision ones. If it does happen I’d prefer Microsoft to just buy everything so I only need one console though.


    Great, we could have the gaming equivalent of IE6 forever

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