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81  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PS3]Gran Turismo 6 on: December 06, 2013, 11:13:29 PM

Quote from: shon on December 06, 2013, 11:00:49 PM

I eventually got a new car but it wasn't that much of an upgrade since I didn't have much money.   After I completed the amateur circuit it did open up new events with different cars that are specific to that event so even though you can't afford them you do get to race other cars. 

I have noticed some sound problems especially the engine.  I need to hear it so I can change gears and when it cuts out it's annoying.

There is no denying teh sound is appalling. There is no excuse in this day and age for the quality of it. Luckily I normally play with the sound off.
82  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PS3]Gran Turismo 6 on: December 06, 2013, 10:14:03 PM

Quote from: shon on December 06, 2013, 09:31:56 PM

After 4 hours I was able to start playing. 

I have a CSR Elite Wheel and it works/feels perfect, you can really feel the differences between the cars. I started playing in Cockpit view and the sense of speed wasn't there, of course you do start off with slow cars so it could just be that, but when I switched to the hood or road camera it did seem to be faster.

I'm playing on a PC monitor at 1080P and it's not as sharp as a PC race game but it isn't that bad. I have noticed a couple of road textures that aren't sharp before the race and some of the cockpits aren't hi-def but overall it looks great. I haven't noticed any screen tearing which I read on other forums. There are some jagged and flickering edges from time to time, but it hasn't been distracting. The replays look good.

The single player campaign is fun they mix things up with different events like hitting cones and other challenges that aren't just races so it make things interesting. They do force you to pick your first car from a selection of 1, I didn't like that. I don't think I've opened up multi-player yet but hopefully I'll get a chance tonight. The AI isn't fantastic, but they have given me a little challenge on some races but there isn't a way to increase the difficulty during the campaign just the arcade mode.

I was really worried about the loading times because of GT5 and I almost bought an SSD but with a normal hard drive they are minimal maybe 5-10 seconds, which is awesome. I hate the loading times on Forza 5, plus my wheel isn't compatible, that's another discussion.

I've completed about 25 races and I've liked all the tracks so far, each one feels different and has their own challenges. The races occur at different times of day and some of the effects look great, racing at dusk is awesome.

Overall I'm having a blast and the initial impression is so much better than GT5. I like the looks of the menu's and they are quick and easy to navigate.

Don't forget to change your oil when you get a new car.

Great write up, I agree with the choice of 1 to start. Did you trade up quickly or upgrade it?

I have a GT Driving Force wheel and cannot find the pedals, bloody annoying.

I came across a bug, I like to use the triggers to accelerate and break so set it up and on the 5th race on the final lap the controls just stopped working and reverted to default causing me to lose the race. NOt sure what is going on there, really need to find my pedals though.
83  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PS3]Gran Turismo 6 on: December 06, 2013, 08:15:33 PM

Quote from: Jumangi on December 06, 2013, 03:40:50 PM

Still zero damage modeling, poor sound, no change in the AI. But the usual tons of cars...sorry I don't see how people keep giving the series a pass based on memories of when they played GT1 or 2. This just isn't acceptable from what's supposed to be a AAA racer in 2013.

It's no issue for me, i play with no sound on in all my games and always turn damage off so those 2 are no problem for me. AI is too early to tell but i've yet to play a game where the Ai was anything but average, hence the popularity of multiplayer.

I have done 6 or 7 races, it looks amazing and the cars seem to drive superbly. The bits that really matter, like lots of cars, tracks and the way it drives is superb.

Maybe if I could put some go faster stripes on it as well it would be even better slywink
84  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PS3]Gran Turismo 6 on: December 06, 2013, 11:18:07 AM
Lots of reviews out now.

Lots of good and the usual GT bad.

Looks great, great frame rate, loads of tracks, courses, night and day rain driving etc.

Damage still sucks, sound is crappy still, ai still isnt great.

Eurogamer seems to sum the good and bad. The good works for me and not bothered by the bad.

Off to get this later, will let you know thoughts.

85  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What are you buying this week? (12/2) on: December 03, 2013, 10:46:31 AM
Gran Turismo 6 for me.
86  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Playstation Plus - Now with lots more free games! on: November 30, 2013, 04:16:31 PM

Quote from: notrich on November 30, 2013, 02:21:23 PM

Quote from: TiLT on November 29, 2013, 03:07:13 PM

Quote from: notrich on November 29, 2013, 02:33:35 PM

well... if you are on a budget and are not interested in the other stuff, I would say it is not foolish. 

On the contrary, it's when you're on a budget that PS+ gives the best value. There are new free games available to you every month, and you get access to lower prices on a lot of stuff as well.
on the contrary... if not interested in the other stuff it would be foolish to pay for it.

thanks again for the quick answer on the requirement for multiplayer. 

Obviously if you aren't in to any of the game supplied then yeah don't bother. However you do get to have access to all since you join so been there for a year and you have all of them available an dunlike MS they arent putting up a pile of shite.

Really it seems you have an issue with paying for Multi, which is fine but PSN+ in itself is a massive bargain. If you want free multiplayer then PC will be the only way to go in the future.
87  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Playstation Plus - Now with lots more free games! on: November 30, 2013, 07:50:00 AM

Quote from: leo8877 on November 29, 2013, 04:12:16 PM

So much for the double xp weekend in bf4. Why the different continents would share servers is /boggle

That's true because not only are you getting screwed this week Europe got screwed 2 weeks ago, always remember it's not a one way issue.
88  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [XB1]Forza 5 on: November 29, 2013, 01:00:19 PM

Quote from: Soulchilde on November 29, 2013, 12:21:51 PM

Quote from: YellowKing on November 29, 2013, 11:59:23 AM

This game finally clicked for me last night. I went from 9th and 10th place finishes (at best) to finishing gold in 6 of 15 races. Glad I stuck it out because I went from general disinterest in the game to being hooked. It feels really challenging on a technical skill level which is really fun.

I'm also really starting to appreciate the Drivatar system. In one race last night I was fighting for first when the guy ahead of me made a critical mistake and sideswiped a wall. I took advantage, passed him, and eked out a win. I don't think you'd ever see that with traditional AI.

I agree.  The game is certainly rewarding when you stick with it.  I've been getting Gold & Silver in my 2013 Focus ST consistently

Oh dear, a Ford Focus driver(Miss Daisy) ;D
89  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [XB1]Forza on: November 21, 2013, 09:12:28 AM
It seems career mode is crap, no reward cars, not much of a mode and poor rewards. It looks like you need to buy everything which really will turn in to a grind. With Micro transactions and loads of dlc it seems thew ay to get what you need is to pay more for it.

For me half the fun is winning stuff i didn't expect and getting to try lots of cars out on the different tracks.

Forza is a superb series but this has been rushed out because of Xbox One. It needed another year to do it properly, xmas release next year would have made it a must buy and maybe the console too.

The question i ask myself what would I gain from buying F5 (which will work out at 500) which has less cars, less tracks and an even worse career mode than Forza 4 and the answer seems to be better graphics which was always going to be a worry. Playing F4 last night didnt make me think i need better graphics, really concentration is on the driving line etc, i only notice how good it looks while watching my son drive.

Gran Turismo 6 could be my new goto racing game for a change.
90  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [XB1]Forza 5 on: November 20, 2013, 02:34:02 PM
Eurogamer gave it a 7/10.

I am very under whelmed, 14 tracks is not enough, tracks are the meat of the game. Its like playing an Fps and shooting the same enemies over and over.

200 cars is not that many either, i mean i am no hardcore collector but how many out of those 200 are must haves.

Also 10 hours to grind out a million to buy a car sounds less than fun. No career mode as such and too much grinding to buy too few cars.

This was the one game which i was hoping would make me want to get an Xbox 1 instead it doesnt. Forza 4 is one of the few games i still play and is always something you can come back to.

Flash graphics are all good and well but I am no graphic whore, too much to ask but i really hope GT6 does the business.
91  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: 2 Days until Xbone. Which system are you getting? on: November 20, 2013, 11:17:34 AM
There is always going to be issues. Under 1% is excellent, sure it sucks for those involved but there needs to be some realism around it rather than an excuse to bitch at Sony.
92  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: The "No Next-Gen Console" Support Group on: November 19, 2013, 05:07:39 PM
I dont need a next gen console I have a decent PC that is next gen thumbsup
93  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PC] X-Rebirth on: November 16, 2013, 09:28:00 AM

Not looking that great tbh, give it another year maybe.
94  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What are you buying this week? (11/11) on: November 12, 2013, 10:08:02 AM
X week with X Rebirth and Xcom Enemy Within.
95  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Re: 6 days until launch. Which system are you getting? on: November 09, 2013, 02:16:21 PM

Quote from: msduncan on November 09, 2013, 01:49:14 PM

Quote from: TiLT on November 09, 2013, 12:32:58 PM

Quote from: Canuck on November 09, 2013, 11:40:20 AM

For anyone who didn't bother to click the link: Canuck's post is a joke. Tongue

In other news, the guy who posted about getting the Xbox One early (and got console banned immediately after) revealed that he had to fully load a game that was in standby mode after 20 minutes, using a bunch of other apps in the meantime. That kind of defeats the point of the standby mode, in my opinion. I hope the PS4 implementation works better than that.

Edit: Note that this is in no way an official confirmation. It could be a misread of the guy's tweet, or some other kind of misunderstanding.

The gut that has an Xbone early doesn't have the day 1 patch.    The box is supposed to be almost unplayable without it.

Continuing your Xbone negative shit mongering I see.

Now that's fanboism in it's finest. I just can't wait for release days and all the pathetic console rivalries and attitude. it will be like all the mature posters turning in to 12 year old boys with stiffies they can't get rid of
96  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: 9 days until launch. Which system are you getting? on: November 06, 2013, 04:39:07 PM
Have a PS4 on order for launch day but I have changed my mind and am getting nothing. Wait and see now.
97  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: EPL 13/14 - OO continuation Thread on: November 04, 2013, 08:21:25 AM

Quote from: Lee on November 04, 2013, 01:12:19 AM

Quote from: mori on November 04, 2013, 12:19:40 AM

What about Lloris getting knocked out and staying in the game? That would no longer be acceptable in the US.

Regardless of safety concerns, not sure why you would leave in the game when he must have had a splitting headache. Can't be good for a goalies reactions.

He got a standing ovation after the game, while I understand it, it's a bit silly. The Brits will come around eventually on the safety concerns.

I will say this again, it was not a Brit, it was that idiot Portuguese manager that kept him on. Absolute stupidity.
98  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What are you buying this week? (10/21) on: October 21, 2013, 09:37:03 AM
If i have any cash then Batman and Lego Superheroes.
99  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: The Weekend Playlist -- 10/18/13 on: October 18, 2013, 06:55:14 PM
Pool Nation
Space Ranger HD
100  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What are you buying this week? (10/14) on: October 15, 2013, 03:51:17 PM
Seem to be missing Space Rangers HD for PC as well as Pool Nation. Both which look great and are out on Thursday.
101  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Hold that pose! (Looking at getting a new camera) on: October 09, 2013, 08:10:17 AM

Quote from: rshetts2 on October 08, 2013, 11:23:42 PM

I was going to tell you basically the same thing as Wonderpug.  For DSLR its either Canon or Nikon.  Theres a great selection of lenses for either one and they are priced well.  If you choose Canon look into getting the Canon EF 50mm f/1.8,  its a fast and very clean lens that runs around $100.  You can get great portrait pics with it and the price is unbeatable.   
 I have a canon set up myself and love it. 

This is everything that is wrong with photography these days. DSLR is not always where its at now or just Canon or Nikon.

You have CSC, cameras now, compact system cameras that are half the size of dslrs but with the same size sensors so picture quality is as good.

You have point and shoots with massive sensors that take slr quality pics as well.

Sony, Samsung, Panasonic and Olympus are the go to for these. Nikon and Canon have not managed anything decent in these.

The main thing with a camera is you use it, bring it with you as much as possible. Slrs are big and a large portion of people end up leaving them at home becUse of size and weight.

If all you are going to use is the lense that comes with the camera, kit lense then you also miss out the best slrs have to offer, apprently 90% of dslr users only have the kit lense.

I will point you to a topic on Octopus Overlords that is all about photography that is really worth a look at and can help with choice.

Personally i would go in a camera-shop or two and try some out, its all about feel and weight, comfort and finger grip and spacing and really how it feels.

Saying Nikon or Canon is like saying when buying a car get a Ford or GMC as if the is nothing else out there. There is a massive choice to fit need and the quality of some of the stuff out there is amazing.

To add i use a Sony Nex 7, myndext step will hopefully be the Nex A7 which will have a full frame sensor.

To add cost varies greatly but for $300 you should be able to get something decent. It may also depend how
You wish to spend, the more you spend the better choice you will have.
102  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Grand Theft Auto V on: October 04, 2013, 08:26:16 PM

Quote from: CeeKay on October 04, 2013, 11:22:16 AM

Quote from: Isgrimnur on October 04, 2013, 02:36:33 AM

I was able to get in last night and get through the initial race after several attempts, then got through a few MP missions, enough to get me to level 5.

I think I'm about 5 now.  getting in hasn't been a problem for me, getting good jobs going has.

Spent 4 hours today trying to get in from the UK, never managed to get to the first race, tried solo, crew and all the other ones, tried changing my broadband connection among other things and sod al. It sucks l
103  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Grand Theft Auto V on: October 03, 2013, 10:20:50 AM
Me neither, nothing online at all yet. Still main game is great to play until issues are sorted.
104  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: EPL 13/14 - OO continuation Thread on: September 30, 2013, 07:26:04 AM
He will get the season at least. Sacking him at Xmas will probably not improve them enough if they are struggling to get them much higher.
105  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Grand Theft Auto V on: September 29, 2013, 08:56:40 PM
I love Trevor, he's one sick B******

106  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Weekend Playlist - 09/27/13 on: September 27, 2013, 10:07:03 AM
GTA V, PaD and some D3
107  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: EPL 13/14 - OO continuation Thread on: September 23, 2013, 08:05:23 AM

Quote from: mori on September 23, 2013, 12:57:37 AM

Quote from: Reemul on September 22, 2013, 11:14:26 PM

Di Canio sacked by Sunderland, didnt take long.
Really? I guess when you walk onto the pitch and take the abuse from the fans, you know the end is near. Chairmen pull the trigger too quick.

That is not what i meant. Normally when things go bad senior management normally give them time especially new managers who have a different or new vision. Normally they have 2 or 3 games more before the chop. However as they have Liverpool and then Man Utd maybe the thinking was we could lose those anyways so we have a few weeks to get things in place.

Also 14 new players was way too many in 1 go.
108  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: EPL 13/14 - OO continuation Thread on: September 22, 2013, 11:14:26 PM
Di Canio sacked by Sunderland, didnt take long.
109  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: EPL 13/14 - OO continuation Thread on: September 22, 2013, 03:46:49 PM
City 2 Utd 0 at half time. Lol
110  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Grand Theft Auto V on: September 21, 2013, 06:22:21 AM

Quote from: EngineNo9 on September 21, 2013, 04:39:57 AM

Quote from: Captain Caveman on September 20, 2013, 08:14:52 PM

Trying to hold out for the PC version.... but man, I'm honestly shocked how good these pics look on the current gen systems. Makes me giddy for the PC or next gen versions.

Don't feel too bad waiting for the PC version.  You can definitely see many areas where they had to cut back on the console versions.  Object pop-in, low res textures, terrible aliasing's nowhere near as good looking while playing as the videos and screenshots make it seem.  Just running on PC at higher res with more memory should do wonders for it.

Well if you are a graphic whore maybe. The game is amazing and looks superb. I mean shit pretty much any game you play if you sit there anally looking for all this shit sure. In photography we call it pixel peeping.

Just enjoy the game and stop looking for issues, it sure wont improve your enjoyment of it at all.
111  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Grand Theft Auto V on: September 17, 2013, 11:38:04 AM
Well i have my copy now, just 3 hours till home time.
112  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Grand Theft Auto V on: September 17, 2013, 10:48:59 AM

Quote from: TiLT on September 17, 2013, 04:10:53 AM

Quote from: Turtle on September 17, 2013, 01:52:43 AM

Any impressions of the PS3 version? I had issues with GTA4s framerate and crappy aiming while on PS4.

The reports indicate that there is a small difference in shadow and foliage quality between the two versions, with the 360 coming out on top. However, the difference is microscopic compared to what we saw in GTA 4, and the framerate is identical between the two consoles.

Actually this is incorrect. The digital foundry comparison says the PS3 version is the one to get re image quality, apprently the textures on roads and foilage etc is blurry on the 360 and crystal on the PS3.

Link here

I am still getting the 360 version.
113  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: EPL 13/14 - OO continuation Thread on: September 14, 2013, 08:08:31 PM
Yep good win for us
114  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: EPL 13/14 - OO continuation Thread on: September 05, 2013, 07:14:26 AM
While Ozil is agreat player and signing Arsenal are just way too light on numbers. A fcew injuries and they are pretty screwed. No higher than 4th and could even be a battle for 4th with Liverpool and Arsenal.
115  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: how come we're not attacking syria? on: September 04, 2013, 07:52:10 AM
Well us Brits said no and that really is how the majority feel. We definitely want some form of punishment for the use of chemical weapons however the always us seems to have run its course.

There are many nations in the world and many who could step up and deal with it yet they don't. It seems the US feel they have to when they don't, where is the rest of the world in this.

It is about time other nations of the world got involved in these issues.
116  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What are you buying this week? (08/26) on: August 29, 2013, 07:02:47 AM
FF IV if i can get a deal somewhere. Is there any offers if you have the original, i picked it up for 3 and still have it all boxed up?
117  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Photography for beginners - looking for tips on: August 08, 2013, 11:10:37 AM
Good advice from Wonderpug. The PP thread has some real experts on there who will be happy to help , they really helped me.
118  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Do you wear a watch? on: July 30, 2013, 08:31:07 AM
Yes, all the time. Who wants the hassle of getting your phone out every time you want to know the time.
119  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: The Weekend Playlist 7-26-2013 on: July 27, 2013, 06:45:38 AM
Shadowrun Returns
Marvel Heroes
Puzzle and Dragons
120  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What are you buying this week? (07/22) on: July 22, 2013, 07:20:13 AM
Shadowrun Returns
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