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Thu 10th November, 2016
Male, 37, United Kingdom
Nobel Prize winner, Middle East peace envoy, professional wrestler and liar.
AlexStinton commented on Review: Mafia III (PS4):
@Comrade44 Cheeky! I'm not that old.
@Frank90 I never played The Godfather II, but I wouldn't classify Mafia III as garbage. It has a lot going for it, but to have most of the game made up of such cookie cutter objectives, is hugely disappointing. Especially since the opening to the game - which is pretty linear - is really, really good.
AlexStinton commented on Video: Does Dead Rising's PS4 Debut Delight?:
@viciousarcanum They're digital only. I think the first one got a retail release due to it never having been on a PlayStation platform before.
@PlaytendoGuy There sure is.
AlexStinton commented on Video: Set Phasers to Fun with Star Trek Onlin...:
@FullbringIchigo That's a shame. It was always the best thing about the old Interplay Star Trek adventure games - being able resolve things multiple ways.
@FullbringIchigo It would appear I have way more holes in my Star Trek knowledge than I first thought.
I'm glad you're enjoying Star Trek Online, I imagine it's a dream come true for someone like yourself.
Out of interest, have you found any missions that aren't resolved using a phaser or photon torpedo?
@Bad-MuthaAdebisi Ha! That would be a good. I'll have to see how we could make that work logistically.
@dryrain I think it does a real good job of evoking Star Trek as well, but I think it feels far too outdated, especially in terms of how much of an old-school MMO it is. As a result, I think my interest in keeping playing would drop pretty fast.
@3Above I'm glad your liking them, and don't worry, there's going to be plenty more to come before 2016 is over.
AlexStinton commented on Video: Release Your Rage Burst with God Eater ...:
@Wazeddie22 God Eater 2 Rage Burst is a sequel to God Eater Resurrection, and set a few years after the first. I believe it also has a new cast of characters.
God bless Japanese games and their confusing naming conventions. Don't ever change.
AlexStinton commented on Video: Watch Us Try to Solve Simple Puzzles in...:
@ApostateMage Looks like I specced out my character in a way that meant I needed to rely on my own brainpower to solve this. Well, that was a big mistake.
AlexStinton commented on Talking Point: What Are You Playing This Weeke...:
@themcnoisy I'll be sure to steer clear of Flint in the future. Sounds horrific.
AlexStinton commented on Live: Explore No Man's Sky's Universe with Ale...:
@get2sammyb Thanks, it was a long three months.
@themcnoisy I'm a Galactic bad boy! I resent the implication that I was hiding from the Sentinels.
AlexStinton commented on Persona 5's European Release Date Will Make Fa...:
I never thought I'd see the day.... the first Persona game I haven't had to import.
AlexStinton commented on Review: Blood Bowl 2 (PS4):
@themcnoisy Let me know what you think, I'd be interested to hear about how you get on with it.
AlexStinton commented on Feature: What Do You Mean You've Never Played....:
I'd grown tired of this sort of button masher by the PS1 era, but I have fond memories of the arcade version that run pretty deep. I bet I could still mash out a good 100m sprint, or long jump without any 'performance enhancers'. Remember kids, real winners button mash clean.
AlexStinton commented on Soapbox: You Shouldn't Feel Bad for Liking Des...:
Similar to @johnny30, Destiny only really clicked for me with The Taken King. I've made my peace with what Destiny is, and can enjoy playing it, rather than being down on it because it wasn't what I hoped it'd be - which is how I felt when it first came out.
I'm comfortable that it's a title I'll play for a month or two every time there's a new expansion, and then it goes back on the shelf until the next time.
AlexStinton commented on Yakuza 0 Parties Exclusively on PS4 from 24th ...:
Every Yakuza game is a delight to play, and I'm glad we're finally getting them on a steady schedule. It's going to be a long wait for this and Persona 5 though.
AlexStinton commented on Video: Is 7 Days to Die on PS4 Crafty or Crappy?:
@dryrain I have to say from my time playing 7 Days to Die it's clear it has a lot of potential. That said, my biggest problem is that it's essentially an early access game being sold as a final product, and I find that concerning, especially since it's being clearly labelled as such on Steam.
I only hope the game gets ample support post release so the developer can make good on the promise, especially considering what they're charging for this right now.
AlexStinton commented on Review: Mirror's Edge Catalyst (PS4):
@SPGFan34 The main story missions take around 7-8 hours, but there's plenty more to keep you occupied in the open world.
@BranJ0 I reckon it's about 7-8 hours for a straight forward playthrough of the story, but when you factor in all the open world stuff....... Well, it could take a while to do it all.
@Octane Yes, there's an open overworld to explore, and the main story missions offshoot from it.
@SanderEvers I've not played Street Fighter V so I can't comment on how good, or bad it is.
But back to Mirror's Edge, It's not that the combat is hard, it just isn't anywhere near as good as the rest of the game, and when they force it on you, it's detrimental to the experience.
@SanderEvers I would genuinely be interested to see how you feel about the combat once you've played the full game. Especially after the part that forces you to fight waves of enemies in what amounts to an arena.
@Mergatro1d There are two moves that need to be unlocked that I would class as core skills in Mirror's Edge. The first is the roll you use to maintain your momentum when hitting the ground from a decent height, and the other is the 180 degree quick turn.
The roll is unlocked really quickly, and the other a little bit later. Most of the other upgrades serve to mainly enhance your moves, or equipment, rather than giving you something completely new.
Personally, I didn't find anything to really take exception to in the upgrade system.
@Grawlog What can I say? I'm part man, part machine, all gamer.
Anyhow, if anyone wants to ask any questions, pop them in the comments and I'll do my best to answer.
AlexStinton commented on Video: Has Manhunt Come Dressed to Kill on PS4?:
@kyleforrester87 Thanks for watching.
Max Payne certainly has its issues on the control front, as evidenced in my live stream where I fell off ledges multiple times. That said, it controls way better than Manhunt.
AlexStinton commented on Review: Overwatch (PS4):
@Bazza78 Yeah, Genji is bloody brilliant. There's nothing sweeter than bating a Bastion into unloading at you, and then sending it right back at them.
@Tasuki Yeah, Widowmaker is great for removing them, until you've got four or more Torbjorns throwing down all at once that is
It only seems to be an issue on certain parts of specific maps where there aren't any long range sight lines for Widowmaker to do her thing.
@xMEADx I was saying exactly the same thing about Torbjorn last night!
I wouldn't be surprised to see his turrets get nerfed in the next patch.That said, maybe the strategy for dealing with a team packed with Torbjorns hasn't been found yet. After all it seems like everyone worked out how to deal with Bastion.
AlexStinton commented on Video: Overwatch Two Hours of Blizzard's Lates...:
@Grawlog It's ok, you can call me Alex if you want. Only my teachers at school called me Stinton.
AlexStinton commented on Review: Invisible, Inc. (PS4):
@themcnoisy I've not played Alienation, but both R&C and Invisible, Inc. represent excellent entries in their respective genres. I guess the decision comes down to which type of game you ultimately prefer.
There are archived live streams of both on the Push Square YouTube channel if you've not seen them already.
AlexStinton commented on And Here's Battleborn's PS4 Launch Trailer:
@Batman Certainly seems like it's been slowed down in parts to me. If only there was a lengthy live stream where you could see just how fast it actually plays.
@Yaster If you think this news post was specifically designed to appease 2K/Gearbox, or is purely a stealth ad, then it's doing a pretty poor job as either.
Besides, any video content that comes from a publisher is an advert of some kind at the end of the day, even if it's our choice alone if it's posted or not, but lets not open up that can of worms.
Finally, the "plastered in ads" bit of my post was also part of the joke about a nightmare situation where I'm parading around in sponsored underwear. Believe me, no one here wants that. .
@Grawlog Just to be clear the positivity about SMITE on Push Square has been completely driven by me.
This is nothing new, I've been banging on about it since I started playing SMITE on Xbox One last year, and I've been dying for it to come to PS4 ever since. In fact if you read any of our weekend pieces there are numerous instances where I talk about playing it.
My guide and live streams on SMITE come purely from my enjoyment of the game, not any promotional activity on the site. There's no faking here, and Sammy's view on Battleborn - whether you agree with them or not - are just another example of that.
As @get2sammyb said, I'll be reviewing Battleborn, and you can be assured that I will be giving you my honest opinion whether good or bad, even if the site's plastered with ads, and I've been issued with Battleborn branded Y-fronts.
AlexStinton commented on Borderlands 3 Teases Are One Way to Sell Battl...:
@Lagnaut Bitterness, unhappiness, cynicism, @get2sammyb lost his joie de vivre.
@get2sammyb Don't you dare disrespect Marquis!
@get2sammyb I think @rjejr should get all the facts before deciding if Battleborn is worth a look. On the upside, we can get a view of one of our YouTube videos out of this....... https://youtu.be/T_BW7fPF7c0
@get2sammyb Cheap at twice the price. I might buy three!
@get2sammyb Sounds great to me! Where can I buy the Battleborn season pass?
AlexStinton commented on Review: Ratchet & Clank (PS4):
@themcnoisy You'll be able to find it on the YouTube channel in about 10 minutes. Just keep refreshing the page at around 10:00pm UK time.
If by any chance you're interested in seeing Ratchet & Clank being played semi-competently, I'll be live streaming the first hour or so on our YouTube channel at 10:00pm BST.
@get2sammyb It sure does! There's a challenge mode that unlocks once you complete the story that acts as the "New Game Plus" as you call it.
AlexStinton commented on Video: We Point a CCTV Camera at the PS4 Port ...:
@Totaldude911 Are you making fun of me? I know I wasn't very good on the TrackMania Turbo stream but there's no need to rub it in.
If you're not making fun of me, then ask and ye shall receive! http://youtu.be/bgJwi4jn19M
@Bad-MuthaAdebisi I really didn't like two, but Bloodborne got me hooked again. Hopefully Dark Souls 3 will scratch the itch for me.
@SKC_Diamond Well that goes without saying. We are a PlayStation website after all and Ratchet and Clank are as PlayStation as they come.
@Gamer83 I believe you have to pronounce it with a REALLY heavy French accent.
@Bad-MuthaAdebisi Dark Souls 3 is top of my list as well. I'm looking forward to embarrassing myself as soon as I get my hands on it.
@Grawlog Thanks! I'm glad you're enjoying them.
@themcnoisy Doom and Uncharted will definitely be covered at some point, though I'm probably not the best person to take a look at SFV as I suck at fighting games. Thinking about it though, that might be quite entertaining.
@themcnoisy One person's wheat is another's chaff, so I think it's worthwhile covering as many of the new releases as I can.
Happy to take any requests though, do you have anything coming up or recently released you'd be curious to see?