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Male, 39, United Kingdom

Mon 28th March, 2011

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Farmboy74 commented on Talking Point: How Did the Three Major Manufac...:

Here is what I said over at Nintendo Life

I can only comment on Ninetndo's E3 presentation as it was the only one I watched. The reason for this was Sony's presentation was a traditional conference that was held at 2am BST and I have no interest in MS anymore. Nintendo's second E3 direct was more polished than last years and because it was a 45min video I could watch this on you tube when I got home from work (5pm finish) and to be honest I have no love for the traditional E3 presentation.

The treehouse format worked very well, but by day three I think they were struggling a bit as they had covered all the upcoming game content.
I can eventually see Sony & MS adopting this approach as from reading various websites it seems Nintendo approach to E3 went down very well.

Games that have interested me for the rest of this year and looking to buy are:

Bayonetta 1 & 2
Captain Toad Treasure Tracker
Hyrule Warriors or Smash Bros

The Last Of Us
Infamous Second Son
Plant Vs Zombies: Garden Warfare

Next year though promises to be a good but expensive year as there will be Zelda, Yoshi, Xenoblade Chronicles X (I don't expect it to be released this year), The Order 1866, Witcher 3, Starwars Battlefront and Dragon Age.



Farmboy74 commented on Feature: In Theory, Could Titanfall Drop a Bot...:

Could EA get away with releasing a Ultimate, Directors or Game of the year edition?? I would imagine MS having this securely nailed down. Mass Effect is a great example but no I cannot see this happening other than a sequel coming to Sony's consoles



Farmboy74 commented on PS Vita Firmware Update 3.15 Refreshes Remote ...:

Remote play is the Vita's trojan horse, gives you access to playstation 4 but more importantly there is absolutely a load of games available for the machine and don't forget PSP & PSone games are also available on the handheld



Farmboy74 commented on Drinkbox: People Don't Understand the Purchasi...:

I've just checked my PSN account, I can't believe I have brought / downloaded or added 15 Vita games to my account since I brought my Vita at Christmas, thanks to bargain seasonal sales and PS+. Add to my old PSP digital collection and that's 30 games in total. Looking like its time to buy that 64GB memory card.
Unlike my PS4 & Wii U collection all my Vita games are digital where on these two consoles they are mainly disc based software.



Farmboy74 commented on PS4 Sales Slip Behind Pace Set by Nintendo Wii...:

Saw this article posted on various sites around the internet, but with a slightly more flame and click bait headline. It's early days for the PS4 Japan no need to panic if it's not selling gangbusters at the minute. Might be down to the games it's released with and time of year.
At least it's good news for Nintendo in Japan.



Farmboy74 commented on Pachter: Titanfall Exclusivity Due to Industry...:

@rjejr, I realise that Sonic Boom is based on the upcoming Saturday morning cartoon, but didn't know the game is not being released in Japan. I think Nintendo have been caught out with the move to HD and I think Sega and Nintendo make a great fit even if it's mutual or timed exclusives.



Farmboy74 commented on Pachter: Titanfall Exclusivity Due to Industry...:

I can see what he is saying, thing is Microsoft got complacent and Sony managed to build a console with hype and buzz not seen since PS2.

@rjejr From what I have seen I have high hopes for Sonic Boom, can't help feeling that Nintendo should have brought Sega quite some time ago and may have now missed the boat.



Farmboy74 commented on Pachter: Nintendo Should Publish Its Games on ...:

I can't see Nintendo publishing any of its IP on Sony or Microsoft consoles. It would mean the end for Nintendo manufacturing hardware. They're a cash rich company according to reports and can afford th Wii U to tank. What they need to do is invest in more internal studios and come back with a stronger console in around 3 - 4 years time.



Farmboy74 commented on Talking Point: Is PlayStation Plus Helping or ...:

I think PS+ & PS4 are both helping the Vita. I brought my Vita after buying a PS4. My PS+ subscription covers both machines which is very good value for money.
I think the Vita has plenty of games to invest in, plus if you had PSP digital games they work on the Vita as well as PS one.
The main issue for the Vita from day one has been the price of the machine and the memory cards. If your serious about buying a Vita now is the time at least here in the UK, as the prices for Vita bundles are bargin basement!!. I brought the Tearaway bundle which includes LBP and a 16GB memory card for £150. The prices of the memory cards is also now coming down a 32GB card is now around £40 which while still not cheap better than the original £60.
If Sony can now start getting their teams to develop more games for it, it will survive. I don't think it will sell 3DS numbers but for the price your paying at the minute your getting a great machine.



Farmboy74 commented on PS4 Christmas Bundles In Stock at Zavvi in the UK:

The cheaper way to do that type of bundle, would be try and get hold of the PS4 Mega Bundle (Player Edition) and buy the Vita separate on Amazon or Argos for around £140 - £150 total expenditure £600. Still a huge chunk of money though.



Farmboy74 commented on Talking Point: PS4 Proves That Consoles Are Al...:

There is a market for both dedicated consoles and smartphone games I think. The problem I have with smartphone games is a lot of them nowadays are freemium and constantly trying to get you to part with your cash. Then there is the controls issues with just an touch screen interface, don't get me wrong when they done right there're good. Galaxy on Fire 2 and Sid Maiers Ace Patrol are good examples.
With a console you got a controller and you pay for the game right out the box (apart from DLC) but that's if you want it. Also the games you get on a dedicated games machine tend to be of a better quality to what you get on the app stores.



Farmboy74 commented on Europeans Can Now Pick Up a PS4 and Vita Bundl...:

If you have the money, surely it would be better to pick up the tearaway & little big planet bundle from Amazon for £150??. I agree it's to late for people like me who pre-ordered. I ordered the Killzone mega bundle and if I brought the Vita Tearaway bundle as well for a total cost of £600 I would get a PS4, Vita, two DS4 controllers, PS Eye, Killzone Shadow Fall, Tearaway, Little big planet and 16GB memory card to boot now that's value for money. All I need to check now is that I have a spare £150.........



Farmboy74 commented on Are You in Europe? Don't Worry, PS4 Is Right A...:

I've got the weekend off as usual, when I originally pre-ordered my PS4 I wasn't working full time as a plumbing lecturer, only part time. But people of sick and OFSTED coming means I'm a busy boy at the moment. Most likely set it up Saturday afternoon, with loading up Killzone and Assassins Creed 4 Sat night as I have young kids



Farmboy74 commented on PS4's UK Digital Prices Will Stretch Your Wall...:

I was hoping to go digital only this gen, but not at those prices!, Let's hope Amazon bring their PS store to the Uk & Europe, hopefully this will help to bring digital prices down. On a side note my PS4 copy of Assassins Creed 4 turned up to day!



Farmboy74 commented on Blimey, One Million PS4s Were Sold in Just 24 ...:

@Shogunrok, I think the majority of gamers are still interested and are excited to game on consoles, but as usual it's a combination of hardware that excites and gets people imagination going and also the very important aspect of games people want to play.
Sony have had a good year PR wise for the PS4, what they will not want to do is fall into some kind of software drought.

@ZeD, the last place I would post anything is the IGN forums, to me to many closed minded individuals looking to start a flame war of the slightest thing.



Farmboy74 commented on Blimey, One Million PS4s Were Sold in Just 24 ...:

A truly outstanding number of sales posted by Sony. My inner Nintendo fan is also sobbing over an opportunity missed. Only 12 more days till the delivery of my shiny new PS4. But realistically will be 13 now I'm also working on the 29th when originally I wasn't.
If Europe sells a similar number 5 million units by the end of March I would say looks realistic.



Farmboy74 commented on Pre-Ordered a PS4? Here Are Your Bundle Option...:

@get2sammyb Game may get some bad press in some quarters for games being over priced compared to say Amazon, but you can't deny their customer service. I initially preordered a PS4 online and recieved an email asking if I wished to upgrade to a bundle or keep my existing preorder. I upgraded to the mega bundle as it offered the most value for money.



Farmboy74 commented on Rumour: Is Sony Set to Drop the PS Vita's Pric...:

@Sanquine, that it would make it in the UK £129 a price reduction of £40 if you go by Amazon Uk pricing. It would be a very aggressive stance from Sony and would give Nintendo a run for there money with the 3DS. An 8gb card would be better than none, but me being cheeky would like a 16gb card as I must have at least 8gb in PSP downloads on my PSN account!