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Farmboy74

Farmboy74

Male, 40, United Kingdom

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#4

Farmboy74 commented on Some UK Schools Are Cracking Down on Children ...:

Here is what I posted on Nlife:

I think the Nantwich Education Partnership could have tackled this differently.

About two years ago, the primary school my children go to sent a letter home to all parents warning about the effects of under age children witnessing / playing COD & GTA as these games were being acted out in the playground. The letter ended reminding parents of their responsibilities and no threats were issued at all.

Now as parent who has been gaming since the spectrum 48k!, I have grown up alongside the games industry and know how to set up parental controls on all devices. The Wii U & 3DS's are fully locked out and have age limits in place. The only thing that is missing is a timer that monitors gameplay and switches the game off automatically like the Kindle Fire.

There a number of 18 rated games in my collection (mainly PS4, but a handfull of Wii U), but these are played when the kids are in bed and my kids know that 18 rated games are for daddy only.

The problem comes when parents don't censor what their children are playing and watching and don't research how to put parental controls in place.

I know Game has a policy of not selling games to under age children as I have seen this put into practice on a number of occasions.

To be honest what we're discussing here is the same when the whole "video nasty" debate blew up in the 80's

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#6

Farmboy74 commented on Reaction: Project Morpheus Seems Impressive, B...:

Price will be very important and to my mind Morpheus cannot be more expensive than a PS4.
Then there is the games you are going to need a stellar list of must have titles that help to push the sales of the unit.
Is this going to be the next fad after 3D? Its a hard on to call at the minute

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#11

Farmboy74 commented on Apparently, People Buy PS4s Over Xbox Ones and...:

The way Sony handled the pre launch period was a factor plus the wallet friendly price compared to a launch PS3.

The last factor was games, Sony exclusives plus all the multiplat games that will not get released on the WII U

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#15

Farmboy74 commented on Ubisoft Admits Difficulties Developing Assassi...:

@jmbenetti

I brought AC Unity in the Xmas sale from Amazon for £22 and by this time the 6GB patch had been released.

Like you needed to finish Black Flag first, and I have now spent around 20 hours playing Unity in its current patched state. So far I have seen one NPC stuck in a wall to a castle, the game has crashed on me once and froze briefly after returning from the map screen. But nothing as game breaking as previous versions so far.

Gameplay wise it's a very different beast to Black Flag, which I really enjoyed. While it's not as good as Black Flag or Brotherhood, it's a lot better than 3 and I would say it's closer gameplay wise to Brotherhood. You can hide behind objects and they have improved the Parkour which is really good once you get use to it. As usual finding myself getting sucked into things, the companion app you can get on Google or ITunes allows you to unlock extra chests and equipment.

Bottom line if you a fan of the series, I would buy it but for no more than £25.

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#16

Farmboy74 commented on Ubisoft Admits Difficulties Developing Assassi...:

This new gen is proving to be disastrous with new software launches that need patches required day one. Like others no longer prepared to pre-order, wait for the reviews and go from there.
After the fiasco of Unity's launch I wonder how many will now buy Victory at launch?

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#23

Farmboy74 commented on Sony Extends PlayStation Plus Subs Due to Xmas...:

@rastamadeus, the Nintendo Network Premium Points scheme only applied to the 32GB WII U, it was only a temporary scheme which ended on 31st Dec 14, you earned 8 points for every £ or € spent. Once you got 500 points you got a £5 voucher. People who still have unclaimed vouchers have until 31st March 15.
Sony's online account system is still light years ahead on Nintendo's though.

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#30

Farmboy74 commented on Talking Point: What Are You Playing This Weeke...:

This weekend I've been playing;

WII U; MK8 with my 9yr old son

PS4; FIFA 15 now playing as Liverpool on professional after winning everything as Leicester City on semi pro

VITA; Downloaded the Minecraft demo and it took me by surprise, enjoyed the crafting element an time flew by. Looking now to unlock the full version.

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#32

Farmboy74 commented on Reaction: PlayStation Experience Keynote Close...:

For me it was successful keynote, plenty of games on the way although they won't be to everyone's taste. The Vita got some love as well which I enjoyed. I was going to buy Shovel Knight on the Wii U, but will now wait for either the PS4 or Vita versions.
That Street Fighter reveal though will keep the internet in meltdown, like Bayonetta 2 did for the Wii U.

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#40

Farmboy74 commented on UK Sales Charts: Assassin's Creed Unity Sails ...:

I think this has sold well, because of how good Black Flag was and people pre-ordered before release.
I think the next release will not sell as well due to the well documented issues with Unity.
Certainly will not buy this myself until fully patched and in working order.

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#41

Farmboy74 commented on Talking Point: What Are Your PS4 Launch Memories?:

My memories of the launch started 7 days early due to getting Assassains Creed IV for my birthday on the 26th Nov but no PS4 due to the European launch being a week later!!. Cue seven days of patiently waiting and looking at a shiny game case!
Launch day itself I had agreed to help out at work!, but my kind neighbours son took delivery of my PS4, you should of seen his face when I told him what was in the box!!

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#44

Farmboy74 commented on Talking Point: What Are You Playing This Weeke...:

@Kupo, That's the game my PS4 was playing!!, switched it of completly last night and when I turned it on this afternoon it blue screened!!!, cue panic from me on hold with customer services for 15 minutes.

Tried to put it in safe mode wouldn't do that, so I risked everything and pulled the plug! Don't know what it was but PS4 restarted ok when switched plug back on.

Back on topic more FIFA on PS4 & Bayonetta on WII U

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#48

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:

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

Sony
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.