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chazaroonie

chazaroonie

Male, 36, United Kingdom

I have been gaming since the 80s and have been hooked ever since I received a 48k ZX Spectrum + as a surprise one Christmas. I have had a Sega MegaDrive, Super Nintendo, Sega GameGear, Nintendo 64, PlayStation 2, PSP, PlayStation 3, PlayStation Vita and now I own a PlayStation 4.

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Sat 23rd February, 2013

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#1

chazaroonie commented on DriveClub Developer to Roll Out New Game Updat...:

Well tonight's update won't download for me. I'm connected to PSN and seem to have access to all the PSN features but the update keeps failing. It's really annoying, as it won't let me use any of the club cars until the update has completed. It's one issue after another with this game. It's a real shame because when it's working properly, it's a nice little racing game. Come on Evolution, pull your finger out!

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#2

chazaroonie commented on DisasterClub? Sony Delays DriveClub: PS Plus E...:

@Munkyknuts I had the 48k ZX Spectrum + and it was amazing. Loved playing things like Horace goes skiing, dizzy and postman pat. It really shows how games have come along when you see today's technology in action. However, the debacle that is going on with DC isn't impressing anyone. And to think I used to moan about waiting up to 10 mins for a cassette tape to load up my games. Delays and server issues? Come back blurry borders and annoying sounds while loading commences, all is forgiven. 😆

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#3

chazaroonie commented on Desperate for a Legendary Engram in Destiny? Y...:

I've picked up three legendary engrams so far doing this and countless decoherant engrams, unfortunately they only rewarded me with rare items. The best thing about this farming method though are the rewards for upgrading your cryptarch rank. I only have one legendary item, a scout rifle (not my weapon of choice), and this is how I obtained it. You also get glimmer and maybe a couple of strange coins too. To those who say it's cheating, I would counter by saying its grinding, but with a higher success rate than standard play.

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#4

chazaroonie commented on Destiny's Impossible Raid Can Be Beaten in Und...:

@teknium_ I agree with your sentiments regarding gaming of yesteryear. I too discussed games on the spectrum and Commodore 64 and there was no malice towards rival systems. It all started with Sega vs Nintendo but even then it was largely in good humour. The hatred from some in the gaming community spread by trolls and the like is very disappointing. Maybe I'm getting cantankerous in my old age but spreading the love is more rewarding than spreading the hate.

Regarding Destiny, I'm loving it, despite its flaws! Most fun I've had with a game in a while. I can see why some people don't think it's great, but surely even the most ardent naysayers should be able to acknowledge that it has some merit.

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#5

chazaroonie commented on Review: Destiny (PlayStation 4):

@ShogunRok Well written and considered review, an enjoyable read.

Yes there are flaws in Destiny but its a he'll of a lot of fun. I've not played as much as I'd like yet but intend to put plenty of hours in over the next week or so. I think the game will evolve over time and not just with DLC. I anticipate occasional updates to tweak gameplay and possibly the addition of a chat feature with non-fireteam members, something I've heard a lot of criticism about. I think an 8 is a spot on score, I don't think it will keep me playing for months on end but certainly until the next slew of releases is upon us.

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#6

chazaroonie commented on Poll: What Are Your First Impressions of Desti...:

My copy is due in the post in the morning. Tomorrow is my girlfriend's birthday though, so I'll have to wait til tater in the week to delve into Destiny proper. I have next week off work though so will spend plenty of time with it then. My little brother is buying the Destiny PS4 bundle this week too so I'm really looking forward to joining a fireteam with him. It seems like forever since the beta finished, can't wait to see what the full game has to offer.

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#7

chazaroonie commented on Destiny's Live Action Trailer is About as Chee...:

A bit of cheese with tongue in cheek never hurt anyone. At least there is no Stallone or Van Damme voice over to give a cheese overload. Plus Immigrants Song is definitely a classic, cant beat a bit of Led Zepp. Really looking forward to Tuesday, after enjoying the Alpha and the Beta, I can't wait to dive into the game proper.

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#8

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

Why not use the term "independent"? it's the same word but not shortened, gives a more professional feel in my opinion, which could change people's perceptions. The idea that anyone in theory can publish a game is great and Sony supporting this is great. It should be embraced not derided. I think people have high expectations with PS+ now because the PS3 and Vita IGC titles pre PS4 were much higher value when new. Sony has kind of made a rod for its own back by giving away lower cost PS4 titles as part of the IGC when on earlier generations the offers seemed better value. I think if they released a full price PS4 launch title every two or three months it would appease many of the haters.

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#9

chazaroonie commented on The Last of Us' Movie Adaptation Will Change T...:

@Longaway Apologies, I've not seen any interviews with him saying that. Honestly, I'm a touch disappointed to discover that he has actively written her specifically as a lesbian. I think it's nicer for the player to make their own mind up. That way it adds to the whole mystery and from my point of view the enjoyment. Saying that though, gamers can be a notoriously demanding audience, with some wanting to know every facet and minute detail of a character's back story rather than taking what they want to from the experience.

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#10

chazaroonie commented on The Last of Us' Movie Adaptation Will Change T...:

@Longaway I think whether or not Ellie is gay makes no difference to the story. Plus I don't think you can definitively say that she is. Clearly she loved Riley, but it does not necessarily follow that it was a sexual love. In the situation they were facing, in a post apocalyptic world, I believe that a platonic love could be equally as strong. I also firmly believe any lesbian connotations are deliberately ambiguous so the player can make their own mind up.

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#12

chazaroonie commented on Soapbox: Why Destiny Still Has a Lot to Prove ...:

Really interesting read this article, I have to admit I share many of Sammy's views on the game. I played the alpha and was blown away! However, after the beta I must admit I was less enthused. Don't get me wrong, I have no intention of cancelling my pre-order and am confident that I will enjoy the game and spend plenty of time with it. I just don't think that it will give me the same thrill that games such as the Mass Effect series or Skyrim. The co-op mulitiplayer element is probably the main reason I'll keep playing the game because at the end of the day it's enjoyable to play. While I don't think Destiny will be as important as the previously mentioned classics, there is the potential for sequels to get close. Obviously my opinions are based on a snapshot of the full release, I may be wrong and Destiny could be the next big thing. I'd love it if that were to happen.

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#14

chazaroonie commented on Weirdness: Garrus, What Are You Doing in Docto...:

@get2sammyb it is only a glimpse and is pretty dark, so the actual resemblance to Garrus may only be minor. Not long to wait though for clarification, the series begins soon. It must be difficult to create new alien beings though these days, as so much has been done already that creators are bound to take inspiration from pre existing source material.

@ShogunRok slightly off topic yes, but a Mass Effect game set up like Destiny? Wow!!!! Let's hope BioWare is paying attention prior to the release of the next iteration of the series.

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#15

chazaroonie commented on Guide: How to Get into the Destiny Beta on PS4:

I've pre ordered my copy from Amazon and was told I'd get my beta code. However, I am yet to receive an email with it included. I know the beta doesn't start till next week, but should I be concerned that I've not received my code yet?

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#16

chazaroonie commented on 196,999,314 Things Were Killed in Destiny's PS...:

I must have bumped off in excess of 1,000 enemies during my time with the alpha, I kept seeing a tally every now and then, which told me how many out of 500 of that particular enemy I'd killed. I'm sure many people got to the 500 target for the number of denizens slaughtered during their playthrough. Put a pre order in yesterday so I'll be playing the beta next month, hope to see many of you there.

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#17

chazaroonie commented on First Impressions: Testing the Hype in Destiny...:

@Ginkgo I wasn't really excited about Destiny at all but I got an email about the alpha test and applied. I got the code and downloaded the game on Friday and have been hooked all weekend. I'm genuinely surprised how much I liked the game after having such low expectations. It's just so smooth and even though it fuses already familiar gameplay mechanics together feels fresh and I am definitely ready to put a pre order in. I highly recommend this, even to those who don't consider themselves very good at FPS games. I loved it and rarely win online Killzone or Call of Duty matches. Plus its not all competitive multiplayer anyway, there is plenty of co-op action and you can even play solo and ignore the other players present in your world as its so vast. I am looking forward to getting some friends together with headsets and spending some serious time exploring the solar system with them. Next gen is starting to produce glimpses the experiences so many anticipated and I'm very happy about it.

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#18

chazaroonie commented on First Impressions: Testing the Hype in Destiny...:

@get2sammyb @k_andersen I'm generally not very good at multiplayer FPS games either but I really enjoyed my time with the game. The shooting mechanics are really smooth and it all feels very natural. Like Sammy, I wasn't sure about this one before this weekend. Now though I'm completely sold. It reminds me of a cross between far cry and mass effect but looks like it may be bigger than both in terms of content. Roll on September for the full release. I can't wait.

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#19

chazaroonie commented on The Exclusive PS4 Destiny Alpha Will Keep You ...:

I loved my time with tha alpha. It's made my mind up about the full release. I was a bit unsure but playing the game has made me want to keep playing, keep levelling up, keep exploring. I was extremely impressed with the quality of what we got to see. I just want more....

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#21

chazaroonie commented on Flash the Cash! Sony Discounts Hundreds of PS4...:

@ztpayne7 I got it free with PS+ this month so was a touch surprised to see that discount.

It's a real shame the PS4 discounts aren't more significant. I was really pleased when the cost of Tomb Raider and Thief was slashed to 50% and would lap up similar discounts in future.

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#23

chazaroonie commented on First Impressions: Murdered: Soul Suspect Make...:

This looks intriguing but I think I'll check out the reviews before making a decision. I liked LA Noire but didn't love it and I worry that this may be too similar, other than the supernatural elements of course. The premis seems reasonably original though so it may be worth a closer look.

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#24

chazaroonie commented on Feature: 12 PS3 Hits We'd Like to See Remaster...:

With PlayStation Now on the horizon, I'm not sure we need a glut of last gen games updating. I'd rather sequels to the great PS3 games or new IPs. I did buy the discounted Tomb Raider from the PS store last weekend as it was half price, but I'd not played the PS3 version (even though it was free with PS+). I don't care if games are Indies or AAA titles, as long as they are quality. I just want to have new "next gen" experiences on my new console.

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#25

chazaroonie commented on Feature: 11 Games We Want to Play with PS4's V...:

@MadchesterManc WW2 flight sim would be ace. Even something like pilot wings, the old N64 game would work well. I do think driveclub may be impressive too. Just something that could give the impression of speed and motion that could take you away from reality for a while. I know that most games do that but with VR, you really would be stepping into a new world, quite literally.

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#27

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

My pre-order of inFAMOUS: Second Son didn't arrive yesterday so I picked up Metal Gear Solid: Ground Zeroes for £24 in Tesco which kept me entertained last night and this morning. Now my pre order has finally arrived I'm going into the world of Seattle to test out my smoke and neon powers for the rest of the weekend. :)

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#28

chazaroonie commented on Rumour: Titanfall 2 Takes One Robotic Stride C...:

They would be crazy to overlook PlayStation platforms with the sequel. This is a game that I think a good percentage of PlayStation owners would want to get involved with. The money MS would have to spend to keep it "exclusive" would be ludicrous. Plus the developers were shocked and by all accounts pretty annoyed at the decision to omit PlayStation completely with this iteration.

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#30

chazaroonie commented on Rumour: Transformers: Rise of the Dark Spark S...:

Ha ha, I can't get "the touch" out of my head now. Oh the memories of watching the original Transformers the movie in the cinema as a child come flooding back. Good times, Transformers was soo good. My dad even approved of me reading the comics as they helped improve my vocabulary. The live action movies are ok. I just can't take them seriously. At least the cartoons were intentionally camp.

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#33

chazaroonie commented on You're Not Going to Be Able to Watch EastEnder...:

@belmont I've never looked into having it repaired, everything else works fine, haven't thought to use speakers. I'll give it a try. The screen seems pretty tiny next to the vita now though and it feels so big in your hands. Still fills me with joy every time I pick it up as it brings back memories of playing Olympic gold multiplayer on the school field. I have the master gear adaptor and a magnifying attachment too. I was all over the GameGear.

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#34

chazaroonie commented on You're Not Going to Be Able to Watch EastEnder...:

@belmont my GameGear has no sound either but the tv tuner no longer picks up tv stations as its analogue and the tv signal in the UK is now digital. I used it as my main tv when I was in Uni so got plenty of use out of it. Shame though, I love the YouTube app on vita I would use the iPlayer app too. I hope the BBC changes it's mind.

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#35

chazaroonie commented on Can UK's Broadband Cope with PlayStation Now?:

I work for the communications ombudsman and deal with complaints about broadband speeds on a daily basis. Interestingly, there is no requirement for service providers to offer download speeds over 28kbps, which is equivalent to dial-up. Furthermore, some customers who opt for fibre optic broadband have a fibre optic cable from the exchange up to the green box on their street, but then have to put up with a copper cable from the green box to their home. It would require major legislation to change this, but there is no indication that this will happen any time soon. I currently enjoy, 4.5mbps dowload speeds on a good day so it appears as though I will be unable to use PlayStation Now. For now anyway.

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#38

chazaroonie commented on Rumour: Is The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Wanderi...:

IGN has reported that Bethesda VP of Development, Peter Hines, has taken to Twitter to clear-up the issue:

We have been working on the CMS that runs our sites. A bug caused platforms that don't exist to show up for some games Sorry for confusion.
— Pete Hines (@DCDeacon) January 9, 2014

I'm a bit gutted really, I would have loved stepping into a next gen Skyrim. Oh well, I'll have to wait for elder scrolls online.

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#39

chazaroonie commented on You May Be Touring the Dark Dungeons of PS4 Ex...:

The trailers for this have looked pretty impressive and have piqued my interest but I don't think we know enough about it to get too excited. I'm hoping for more news in the coming weeks/months that will excite me and make deep down a must have. The free to play titles so far released on ps4 haven't grabbed me as much as I thought they would so here's hoping this can buck that trend.

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#40

chazaroonie commented on Soapbox: Assassin's Creed's Modern Day Compone...:

@Gamer83 I think AC IV is easily the best game in the series so far, I love the way they have fused the best elements of far cry 3 into the mix too. I also think that the naval combat is so much better than AC III. I haven't quite finished AC IV yet because there are so many ps4 games vying for my attention, but I'm enjoying it.

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#41

chazaroonie commented on Soapbox: Assassin's Creed's Modern Day Compone...:

@Gamer83 I feel the same way really. It was nice in the early iterations of the game to jump into Desmond for a while to break up the gameplay and I thought it was an interesting diversion in the story.

I thought that we'd end up playing an assassins creed game in the present day or near future as Desmond, running around a modern day city and I was totally on board.

The current games have kind of ruined that initial buzz though. The "out of animus" sections now feel disjointed in my opinion. I wonder if Ubisoft have made a rod for their own back though and now feel that removing these parts of the game will make the current games non assassins creedy, if that makes sense?

I think that if you could opt out of leaving the animus, this would be a compromise that everyone could agree to. It can be a buzz kill being forced into the modern day when you are trying to get on with the job of pirating.

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#42

chazaroonie commented on Feature: Five Hotly Anticipated PS4 Games That...:

I voted for all of the above. I'm incredibly excited for the witcher 3 though too. I'm saving all my Christmas money for all of the upcoming ps4 delights. 2014 will be a corker for games in my opinion. Maybe the best of this century so far. I am so excited with anticipation.

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#45

chazaroonie commented on Your Mum's Terrified You'll Be Spending Christ...:

Loved both of these games but I'm an adult. There are ratings on games for a reason. My stepdaughter's boyfriend is 14 and plays 18 certificate games. I think it's poor parenting to allow childeren access to adult material but every parent is different. What offends one person amuses another. But many people still belive gaming is a child only passtime which is something that I believe needs to change.

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#46

chazaroonie commented on Review: Just Dance 2014 (PlayStation 4):

@Confused_Dude I agree, some footage of the review would be appreciated. Might help make my mind up. :) I can see twitch and u-stream becoming inundated with user videos of their own dancing abilities. Especially with a bit of christmas cheer to loosen them up.

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#47

chazaroonie commented on Talking Point: Do the PS4 Controller's Gimmick...:

I like the light bar and I think the touchpad is a genius idea. In Killzone it essentially adds 5 extra buttons to the pad, up down, left, right and... in I guess is the best way to put it. PC gamers are always talking about hotkeys and the like making their games better, so I think the touch pad could end up being a game changer. I do hope so, I think the dualshock 4 is an inspired piece of kit.

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#48

chazaroonie commented on The Elder Scrolls Online Will Consume Your PS4...:

Skyrim blew me away!! It really did change the way I view games. This looks awesome too. I take on board the subscription fee point that Sammy makes but if it's a good enough game then I'll happily pay a nominal fee to play online. You only have to pay while you are playing, there won't be any minimum term agreement I'm pretty sure of that.

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#49

chazaroonie commented on Video: Will PS4 Launch Title Knack Grow on Gam...:

I wouldn't be surprised if this did achieve a kind of cult status, which may help future iterations of the game. I do feel that many reviewers look at games from their own standpoint and not necessarily from that of the target audience. I think to get an opinion from a child regarding a child's game is a great idea. I haven't played Knack but was considering it as a launch purchase. The poor reviews scared me off though and I bought need for speed rivals instead. Reviews are great as a guide, but people generally react in their own way and one person could love something that someone else hates. I may be tempted to try this at a later date when the price has come down. I liked Contrast, I thought it was a charming little game and the critics pretty well slated it.

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#50

chazaroonie commented on First Impressions: Shining a Spotlight on Free...:

@ZSKyle Thanks for the reply Kyle, its very refreshing to receive a comment from one of the game's developers and great news that a patch is coming to help with matchmaking. I was really looking forward to playing Blacklight: Retribution as from what I've read it's one of the stronger free to play titles. I understand why people are unhappy having to grind or pay for better kit but what do they expect with a free to play game? I'm loving the chance to try new free to play gaming experiences on ps4 and salute Zombie Studios for leading the way on that front.