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Male, 27, United Kingdom

Working at an Estate agents isn't as glamarous as you'd think. Still, The pays good enough for me to buy lots of games that I dont have the time to play! & Moe is life. Founder/Editor/Author @ Otaku Gamers UK

Sat 4th December, 2010

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MadchesterManc commented on Does LittleBigPlanet 3 Look Much Better on the...:

@thedevilsjester Thats the point I've been getting at. Like I said, the improved graphics are a gimme - but aside from the visuals it seems pegged at the same level as on Ps3 for almost everything else. The additional resources of the Ps4, as well as aspects like the touch-pad, should be able to offer much more for the creative folk that build gems on these titles. Instead it just seems to be a prettier version of whats on Ps3. No doubt the cross-play aspect has brought on this parity, but it is a little disappointing as a LBP developed for the Ps4 first & foremost could offer a lot more to the creative minds that use the tools on these games.



MadchesterManc commented on Talking Point: Do You Ever Stump Up for Season...:

I tend to not bother much. I've only ever bought 2. Killzone: Shadowfall was offering a decent amount of content for the price (£15.99), and Aliens: Colonial Marines as the season pass was on sale on Steam (£9.99) & I wanted to play Bug Hunt. Then again I never really buy DLC, so the whole point of season passes is kinda lost on me



MadchesterManc commented on Does LittleBigPlanet 3 Look Much Better on the...:

@thedevilsjester I was looking at it from a purely technical perspective. There's always a reason to bother from the viewpoint of sales, marketing etc but I meant why bother as it doesn't seem to take any advantage of what the Ps4 has to offer, presumably due to cross-play with the Ps3 & more than likely being a port from the Ps3 as opposed to the other way around. The visual improvements are a gimme afterall.



MadchesterManc commented on Does LittleBigPlanet 3 Look Much Better on the...:

While I'm not going to complain about sharper & more detailed visuals, the fact that it seems to be the only difference leaves me wondering why bother with the Ps4 version. If its the same in all other respects, then its a missed opportunity. The bountiful amount of RAM over the Ps3 should be allowing creators to create more elaborate levels/games on Ps4, yet it seems pegged at the same level as Ps3.



MadchesterManc commented on Sony Investigating Online Issues as PSN Plunge...:

@WARDIE Did you read the whole of my comment or just the first few words? I think you musn't have got the memo at E3 last year when Sony was discussing the online gaming aspect being introduced for PS+ that would put whether a game would be behind the paywall or not at the discretion of the publishers. So yeah, infact they charged for PS+. No doubt with most retail releases putting their online portions behind the paywall, PS+ might as well now be regarded as required for online play. That doesn't change the fact that Sony originally opted for it to be optional, just the publishers have opted to utilise the paywall & get a little slice of the pie.

Your MMO is actually a good example of the point Ive been trying to make. Theres currently a subscription based MMMO on Ps4 in FFXIV, which has never required PS+ and was in fact opted to be that way by Square Enix themselves as they recognised that there was already a subscription fee. If Sony are having to make a deal with Bethesda to get ESO out of the PS+ paywall, doesn't it kinda prove my point of publishers having the choice with these two examples?



MadchesterManc commented on Sony Investigating Online Issues as PSN Plunge...:

@ToOGoodOfAPlaya I agree, It's not really a big deal. I just fired up Infamous: First Light seen as single-player games do still exist. People just like to complain as they believe they're entitled to an always online PSN service, even though it doesn't state anywhere as far as Im aware in the documentation agreed upon for an SEN account that Sony will be providing one.

@WARDIE Sony don't charge people to play online, they charge people for PS+. Its up to publishers whether their games are behind the paywall. Thats why you'll find numerous games (COD: Ghosts probably being the most high profile) that doesn't require PS+ for online gameplay.



MadchesterManc commented on Review: The Evil Within (PlayStation 4):

I hear its not as tense or thrilling as Alien Isolation, which with the game coming from Shinji Mikami is a tad disappointing, so I'll be sticking with the ol' Alien for my late night, fear induced gaming sessions. I'll probably try this when the price has dropped a little.



MadchesterManc commented on Review: Senran Kagura Shinovi Versus (PlayStat...:

Sounds like you enjoyed the game judging from the main text of the review @ShogunRok There's no shame in enjoying the fruits of the series' OTT....Gameplay :P It's going to be interesting reading reviews elsewhere on this one (looking forward to Polygon's after their now infamous Bayonetta 2 review)



MadchesterManc commented on When the Heck Is PS4 Firmware Update 2.00 Depl...:

I'm looking forward to firmware update v3.56 when hopefully all the functionality is installed that people keep whinging about and we can get back to discussing surprisingly subtle additions that will only be of interest to technophiles like we used to have on Ps3



MadchesterManc commented on Weirdness: This Is How Activision Should Have ...:

Traded mine today. 3 legendary loot drops in 2 weeks - one ended up as a rare gun I already had, another legendary armour for a titan (Im a warlock) & finally something usable as I got a legendary shotgun. Joke of a loot system for about 40-50 hours gametime. Superb gunplay though, so I'll pick the game up again later down the line when its finally out of Beta & there's more content to play. A lot more.



MadchesterManc commented on Loot Will Be More Likeable in Destiny's 1.02 P...:

@FullbringIchigo That damn Corporate Commander gets his grubby hands on everything these days...

The loot system is definetly broken in this game. Its been about 10+ hours since I levelled past 20 & I haven't even had a single legendary engram yet :| Jumping on for a couple of hours each night in the hope something good comes along is getting tiring now. Starting to get the trading itch...



MadchesterManc commented on Sony's Smallest Ever System Will Play 700 Game...:

With my Vita being stolen not too long ago, I think this may be a decent route back to the console myself. Barely took the Vita anywhere, preferred my PsPgo, so I'm not fussed that it isn't portable. There's a lot of titles I'm missing playing at the moment. Think I best go check that compatibility list first & hope the upcoming Senran Kagura titles will work with it too....



MadchesterManc commented on Soapbox: Please Protect Me from the Purgatory ...:

@get2sammyb 3 to 4 hours to download & install 6gb :o That sounds ridiculous. Are you using the Wifi by any chance? Since I networked my home properly, I've had my Ps3 hooked up via ethernet. Even tho it doesn't use all the bandwidth on offer from my connection, it still hits about 5/6MB & would have that 6GB done in about 30 minutes. I had to use the Wifi on the Ps3 for a couple of days not long ago and it's startling the difference to being wired. It's pretty much the only thing that irks me about the Ps3. Using mine a lot still, review duties & a purchase of the Killzone trilogy means it sees a lot of use. However, it does keep reminding me how intuitive the XMB is & how bangers the Ps4 dashboard is in comparison



MadchesterManc commented on You'll Be Getting Tons of Free DLC with PS4 Ex...:

Its good to see the new tracks will all be pretty much free which should benefit the game online. GG did the same with Killzone by giving the maps away free, and it helps to stop your community from being segregated

@Paranoimia complaints about optional DLC is always a tickler. Its not like they have to buy it to enjoy the game as the important aspect of new tracks looks to be included free of charge



MadchesterManc commented on Round Up: Destiny PS4 Reviews Shoot for the Moon:

With the servers only going live on Monday, any reviews pushed out these past couple of days are ones I won't really bother with and are just looking to net a lot of traffic by having reviews out before the mainstream websites. With how the online aspect is interwoven into the game, being able to play online for a day before pushing a review out us doing a disservice to your publication. It would be like reviewing the multiplayer aspect of Killzone: ShadowFall based on its offline botzone



MadchesterManc commented on Sorry! PlayStation Plus Will Play Host to Plen...:

You dont have to pay for PS+ to play everything online, unless the publisher of your favourite online game has deemed it to be needed. There's some AAA games out there like Fifa 14 & COD Ghosts, for example, that don't require PS+ to play online (flip over the case and take a look. The online section isn't yellow & doesn't state PS+ is needed) As Sony stated at E3 last year, its down to the publisher and whether they would like their game behind the PS+ paywall. Just sayin...



MadchesterManc commented on Poll: What Did You Think of Sony's Pre-Tokyo G...:

Awesome conference. Put both E3 & Gamescom to shame. So many awesome games coming to Ps4 & Vita in the east. As soon as I seen Senran Kagura for Ps4 I was doing cartwheels :D

@divinelite Croixleur Sigma was pretty darn good. It was one of the first review codes I'd been sent by Nyu Media. The combat system on it is so slick it puts most action games out there to shame.



MadchesterManc commented on Talking Point: Is Indie Becoming a Defunct, Di...:

If the mainstream gaming 'press' didn't stick the word on any game that looks half decent & isn't AAA before going on to hype the crap out of it, people wouldn't be annoyed by the word Indie. Like I've said numerous times - a game is a game, regardless of factors such as budget. It's about time the press stopped trying to pigeon hole everything & took a leaf out of the enthusiast sector by just reporting on these titles as games instead of indies



MadchesterManc commented on Got a 12GB PS3? Sorry, You Can't Play Grand Th...:

@Munkyknuts Aye it is really cheap. I picked up a 12GB super-slim from CEX for my brother at the weekend and it cost £95 (with a 1 year warranty) Looking at HDD while I was there and it would only cost £18 for a 250GB Toshiba one that looked as though it had been taken from a Ps3 anyway lol Only would cost £113 altogether, which is a nice entry price for the system :)



MadchesterManc commented on Is PSN Offline? Yes, and the Scheduled Mainten...:

The amount of people here stating the PSN has been hacked have no idea what they are talking about. A DDos basically floods a server with bogus requests till the traffic overloads it. Nothing has been accessed. No information is at risk. If people are gonna complain, at least know what your complaining about.



MadchesterManc commented on A Bank Holiday's Coming, So Sony's Pulling the...:

@voodoo341 so you have a premium account on War Thunder or are you just trolling again? you can still go online during the maintenance. The PSN servers aren't taken down, Sony are just doing maintenance making the store & account management unavailable so you can still go online. If your unable to use your premium account on say War Thunder during this time, then it's a Gaijin server issue



MadchesterManc commented on Review: Hyperdimension Neptunia Re;Birth1 (Pla...:

@NicolaHayden Nice review :) its always good seeing Nep-Nep being given a fair crack of whip.

@DualWielding I thought Victory was a great release in the series, one of the best niche Jrpg's these past couple of years. The oddity with Rebirth getting high scores compared to Victory is that its basically Victory, but with the story (with a few changes) etc of the original Hyperdimension Neptunia :P If you enjoyed Victory, you'll love Rebirth tho. It plays as well but the writing is golden, especially for Neptune.



MadchesterManc commented on Gamescom 2014: Sorry, PS4 Firmware Update 2.00...:

I'll be literally bemused if people start whining about the limit. Its still a superb feature & there's no extra charge for the feature (aside from PS+) People have to do the same thing with 'free' calls to landlines whereby they have to hang up & call again to refresh the hour. They don't complain.

EDIT: I think part of the reason a limit is in place is to appease publishers/developers too. Im sure they wouldn't like the idea of potential sales going down the drain due to people doing a marathon sessions via this Share Play & completing their games that way.



MadchesterManc commented on Reaction: PS4's Variety Shines at Gamescom 201...:

I thought Sony's Gamescom was better than E3. People seem to forget that Gamescom is for the smaller studios to show what they're doing, so the fact there wasn't any megaton announcements is par the course for the event. Instead we got a look at a lot of interesting titles, which is why I watch Gamescom, instead of the usual suspects being rolled out (the mistake Microsoft made at the event) and turning it into an E3 lite. Sony may have lacked a show stopperduring the show, but if what Im reading regarding Sony being the publisher on the game - then this new SIlent Hill potentialy being an exclusive is as close as it gets to a bomb at Gamescom



MadchesterManc commented on Poll: What Did You Think of the Sony PlayStati...:

@Scollurio Some people were expecting an E3 V2.0 & what we got was a Gamescom conference instead. Sony tend to focus on the smaller offerings at Gamescom which meant much disappointment for the blockbuster/AAA lovers. Roll on TGS so we can see what developers in the east are getting up to on Ps4



MadchesterManc commented on Poll: What Did You Think of the Sony PlayStati...:

@MoleZandor That's the way things are on Pushsquare these days. Takes a little getting used to but you'll eventually be able to filter through most of the bile.

I thought it was decent. As expected to be honest. Quite a few interesting games to keep an eye on going forward. Gamescom has always been the place Sony showcase their smaller offerings, so I'm not sure why people were expecting E3 levels of showmanship & announcements. TGS is just around the corner, hopefully we get some Hyperdimension Neptunia V II Ps4 gameplay footage there...



MadchesterManc commented on This Senran Kagura Shinovi Versus Trailer Is N...:

Really looking forward to both titles. Burst on the 3DS was a fantastic side-scroller, so I fully expect Tamsoft to have brought the goods for Shinovi Versus. Bon Appetit should be great on the go too with it being a rhythm game :) Shame they're digital only, but Im just glad to see them on our shores.



MadchesterManc commented on Sony Sued $5 Million Over PS4 Shooter Killzone...:

Amusingly, for something to be designated as '1080p' it only needs to have 1080 as it's horizontal resolution while it's vertical resolution can be anything. Rendering every third frame as 960x1080 as Shadow Fall does, is still 1080p. If the person starting up this lawsuit had looked into HD standards beforehand, they wouldn't be looking like a goyt right now.