Monday, 29 September 2014

Little Gamer Update - Completing the game - a new challenge

I have a problem with the way I play games. I have to have them day one. I am that kind of impulsive person that needs to have the new shiny thing.  This isn't an issue for the most part,  except that I tend to throw whatever I was doing to one side and that never return to it.

Most Gamers have a pile of shame,  games that sat unopened waiting for the day when they are finally released from their plastic prisons and thrust into a console to complete their purpose.  my pile of shame is worse than that,  my pile is full of half finished games and some of the victims of this are shameful.

Photo Mode - The true next gen feature

Last year Microsoft and Sony were both shouting loudly about the Next Gen features of the new shiny consoles. Power of the cloud, built in video capture, Instant game resume (still waiting Sony) and many more were all given as reasons to jump aboard the next gen train.

Now almost a year later, I have found the true Next Gen feature that should be included in more titles rolling out to the new generation of home consoles. This feature is the simple Photo Mode. For years now I have looked at sites like Dead End Thrills and marveled at the creativity of the screenshots if you knew how to manipulate the game engine to your whim. I have always wanted to be able to do this simply within my little console based world. Now I can and the results are incredible.

Tuesday, 23 September 2014

Eurogamer Expo 2014 25 - 28 SEPT 2014 -Preview

It only seems like I went to EGX 2013 a few weeks ago, but the time for this year's one is here! EGX 2014 is at Earls Court for the last time this year before the home of British gaming conventions is torn down to make way for... 4 villages? I will miss Earls Court and it's £8 sausage and chips.

Anyway let's get back to the games, the whole point of EGX. Last year's show was kind of in limbo as Sony and Microsoft were keen to get people to play on their new shiny consoles. While that was exciting,it meant that the games weren't there as much as in previous years. This year though the new consoles are here and in people's houses which means EGX 2014 is getting back to games. If you are attending this week you can get your hands on games like... 

Wednesday, 13 August 2014

Reaction: The day Microsoft stole Lara

If you haven't already heard the big news from today's Microsoft conference, brace yourself.

The next Tomb Raider game is an Xbox One exclusive!

This news made me go through a range of emotions from disgust to anger, but eventually I settled for disappointed. You see I have played Tomb Raider on PlayStation for many years. Even the latest reboot I played on PS3. To know that my PS4 is not going to see where the reboot goes next is sad.

It's no surprise that Microsoft have gone down this route. They need something to go head to head with Uncharted 4, particularly when they could both be heading for Holiday 2015 release dates. Sony have had a strong start and Microsoft are feeling backed into a corner and they have taken aggressive action to try and boost their console. It's a gamble that will hopefully pay off for them.

I had really hoped that this new generation of consoles would see an end to these kind of tactics from the big boys. Sony have showed the merits of their console through first party exclusive titles like Infamous Second Son, The Last of Us Remastered and the myriad of Sony funded indie titles. Microsoft have pooled all of their internal resources into Halo, Forza and Gears of War. They need something else and this move makes sense for them.

While this is going to be a sore point for many PlayStation owners for a while. The Sony conference later in the day certainly put the wind back in my gaming sails.

DayZ on PS4! Hell yeah! Thanks Sony, you win me over again.

Wednesday, 6 August 2014

PlayStation Plus Update - August 2014

Yes I know, I missed a month, but with good reason (see my latest Little Gamer Update). To be honest July's offering for PS Plus was was not the greatest. Although that is all going to change today with the August update for PS Plus subscribers. This month sees two exclusive indie titles that I have been looking forward to released for FREE! Two more classic indie titles that most people should already own, a LEGO game for another easy platinum. Oh! and Crysis 3.

Little Gamers Update - The one where I forgot to post

Erm, Hi! Remember me? We used to hang out a few months back... Yeah that's right, I would write about gaming and you all had to just read my opinion and accept them. Guess what, I'm Back!

So what excuse have I got this time or letting the site slip into almost obscurity. Too much work? Too much home life issues? Nope, for a change it is none of those problems. The reason I haven't written a post for so long is that I have been seriously gaming and having an absolute blast doing so.

Friday, 6 June 2014

Watch_Dogs - The Train Hack

A tense stand-off at a train station as I attempt to hack another player in Watch_Dogs on the PS4. Definitely my contender for my hack of the week. Still loving this game and the more I get into it the more it gets under my skin. Well done, Ubisoft Montreal you made one hell of a game!


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