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rastamadeus

PSN ID: Rastamadeus

Male, 30, United Kingdom

I've made a huge mistake.

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#1

rastamadeus commented on Rumour: Apotheon, Transistor Free for PS4 in F...:

@AFCC @Shellybird27 Whether we like it or not the Vita is all but dead and it won't be long before the service is off of the Vita. We all know that. There's nothing substantial left to give away and next to nothing coming out in the future you could see being given away. I just think it would be best to leave Vita with us all going "WOW, what a selection!" with those two titles I mentioned than more "yay/sigh, more indies!" arguments every month. The majority of Vita indies aren't expensive so keep the PS+ discounts going for the people too tight to pay the couple of quid and let's move on with a bang rather than the inevitable whimper.

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#2

rastamadeus commented on Rumour: Apotheon, Transistor Free for PS4 in F...:

PS4 selection is 50/50, Transistor is a cracking game but Apotheon just looks dreadful.

PS3 is much better. Thief may not be anything special but it's a fun little game if you look past its many faults. Yakuza 4 is just a massive thumbs up.

Vita is just... no. It's time IGC leaves the handheld. Give out Freedom Wars and Persona 4 Golden next month as a final hurrah then retire the service on it. There's just nothing left on it so call quits.

For me it's a disappointing month but only as I have all the games I'd want. For Yakuza alone though it's wonderful. Another step in the right direction.

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#3

rastamadeus commented on Sony Tempting Fate with Friday 13th New York E...:

Knowing Sony it will be the announcement that PSN is being switched off on Vita.

@younghusky Seem more like five year old than @BLPs with your ridiculous tantrum there. Yeah, what he said maybe over the top but you just make yourself seem a deluded fanboy who can't accept people are actually allowed to like non-Sony consoles.

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#4

rastamadeus commented on Sony Zaps inFAMOUS: Second Son's PS4 Price on ...:

About the right price. The game is quite good but once it's over, far too quickly, it does kinda fade away in your head with little incentive to ever touch it again. Especially as the morality system really doesn't do that much differently on a second play through.

@SteveButler2210 Only if you care for the weak-arsed story in the game. There's nothing really revealed in First Light as the story in Second Son is as obvious as a French man being arrogant.

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#5

rastamadeus commented on Spotify Streams to PS4, PS3 in Partnership wit...:

Like @Bad-MuthaAdebisi I prefer my music owned and actually physical. Thanks but no thanks. Not like it's a massive chore to put on a record or CD before or during a game, especially when a lot of the acts I like aren't on Spotify. And no, Taylor Swift isn't one of them.

Sure millions of others will find it useful though. Would be nice if one day they could integrate it into games, like a radio station on GTA5 being a Spotify playlist you've made.

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#6

rastamadeus commented on PS Vita App Near Will Cease Searching for Game...:

Opened Near about six times in my Vita's life and received one whole game good and two notifications about it in that time. Always had the feel of it being a botched, quick attempt to copy what the 3DS has with StreetPass Plaza. Always liked the SPP for some reason, was nice seeing you'd met someone out and about then having them help you on Help Mii or whatever it was called. Had well over 1,000 visitors before my 3DS broke whereas I've seen ONE person playing a Vita. This seems to be the third nail in the coffin now. One more and it's goodnight Vita.

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#7

rastamadeus commented on Er, So You Won't Be Playing Borderlands 3 on P...:

@get2sammyb Agree with @Godsire- and @GraveLordXD that I don't think it would be natural progression. Would ruin the game I think. The 'zany' characters would either start to annoy people or not be wacky enough. I can see what you mean but I just think it would lose them a good portion of their fanbase. If they wanna do a Destiny-like Borderlands fine, but that's what spin offs or Borderland: The Pre-Future-Game-After-Next-Sequel. Sadly that name being chosen wouldn't surprise me.

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#8

rastamadeus commented on Er, So You Won't Be Playing Borderlands 3 on P...:

Keep mentioning you think Borderlands 3 will go MMO but no idea why you think that. Might have tiny elements of it but it will be nothing like Destiny in any way other than 'people in space with guns.'

@Punished_Boss_84 This. Pitchford has said several times there will be a Borderlands 3 and although they have ideas, no serious work has started yet as they do Battleborn. There was never going to be anything substantial shown. Overexcited reporters on slow news days can be forgiven for jumping the gun though.

@ferrers405 Third person would slow it down and take you out if it so you are not the character, the illusion first person brings. Would be a completely pointless and unnecessary addition while also needing much more development work (different aiming system, etc) for what would essentially be used by no-one.

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#10

rastamadeus commented on February's PlayStation Plus Freebies Will Be A...:

Honestly wouldn't be surprised to see Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel included. Sony have a habit of releasing a game on PS3's PS+ just before it comes remastered on PS4 (hello Tomb Raider) and it even put Borderlands 2 up just days before the Vita port came out. Common sense doesn't seem to work with the people who make these decisions.

I also expect Knack or possible Killzone on PS4 as proof of "AAA" games coming to the service. That neither game is AAA isn't important, they're first party which for some reason seems to count as AAA even if they're just D and B class games like these two.

For once though, this week let's not have people moaning about the moaning more than people actually moaning about the selections?

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#11

rastamadeus commented on Rumour: Sony Bend Was Working on an inFAMOUS T...:

Not even a tenth of the cost of developing this would've been made back in sales. Not difficult to see why it was cancelled. If a COD isn't going to sell the Vita there's no way in hell an inFAMOUS ever would. It has a passionate fanbase but also a rather small one.

@Dodoo Yeah, I'm sure Sony - a company struggling, lets not forget - will happily invest millions into a couple of new AAA IP Vita games and see next to nobody buy them. Their accountants are begging them to waste more money.

@italodance Majora's Mask and Xenoblade are out in a matter of weeks. Two bigger games than Vita has (arguably) had in it's life span. So the 3DS comment is utter pish. Wii U is slowly picking up sales, nothing spectacular but unlike the Vita, it is slowly improving. A new Zelda will help - but it has to be out this year, any longer and it is all over. So your Wii U comment is also nonsense. Two for two.

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#12

rastamadeus commented on Poll: What Will You Be Spending Your 10 Per Ce...:

Absolutely nothing. Only game, on any of the three machines, I want at the moment is Dragon Age and what good is 10% gonna do? Cheaper to go on a train to town, get a Sub for lunch and buy it on a disc.

@AyeHaley Yes and no to multiple titles. It's the whole basket, so if you get REmake and something else at the same time it's 10% off both. Get them separately though and you're paying full price for one (and practically full price for the discounted one too to be honest).

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#13

rastamadeus commented on Sorry, You Can't Use Your 10 Per Cent PSN Disc...:

@Jonny Was never an apology, it's always been a cheap way of saving face while saying "sod you" to customers. Ever since the E3 where they trolled Microsoft (2013) every tiny thing they've done has been another shot in the foot. It's like they don't know what to do when winning, like they need to be the underdog.

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#15

rastamadeus commented on Apologetic PlayStation Plus Extensions Being R...:

@Godsire- I said this when they first announced it and got a load of grief. Sony are just fulfilling their contractual obligations which if they didn't people can actually sue them for because of a by-law. Yet they're being made out to be doing us a massive favour. Same with this 10% discount nonsense (now even worse as it's one weekend only not whenever we wanted like they first said). A 10% discount makes nearly everything in the PS Store still more expensive than disc. Wow, what a treat.

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#16

rastamadeus commented on Borderlands: The Handsome Collection Brings th...:

@thedevilsjester Separate trophy list and I'd buy it in a heartbeat. Why I didn't buy it for Vita (well that and it plays like a dogs dinner). Played the game God knows how many times and only thing that would make me touch it on PS4 would be earning something from it. Nothing is being added, it will look no different, why should I purchase the game again? Not even about trophies (although I am a trophy whore sadly) there's just no incentive for a Borderlands nut like myself to touch this if there is no separate trophy list.

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#18

rastamadeus commented on Everyone's Entitled to 10 Per Cent Off the Pla...:

Considering everything on the store is stupidly overpriced (just like on Xbox Live and Nintendo's eShop) the discount will still make it more expensive than buying discs. No thanks.

Have to say though, Sony committing you to spend in a three day period, when we have just had Christmas and many people won't get paid until the end of the month is either incredibly stupid or a big sod you to customers.

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#19

rastamadeus commented on These Criminal Girls Need to be Punished Next ...:

@BLPs Because pickle, whether you like or approve of the game or not is irrelevant. Not my cup of tea but they're are if there are people who want to make and who want to get it then fair play to them. They don't need to ask you. Don't like it? Don't buy it and don't whine about it.

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#20

rastamadeus commented on You Can Now Buy DriveClub for £19.99 with Pla...:

@Gamer83 Agree entirely. Sadly people love to complain then praise though. I know it's completely different but Liverpool FC have been playing garbage thanks to our manager playing our captain where he just cannot play. Everyone and his wife has said "move him forward!" but he refused. All of a sudden he has, we look better and now people are saying he deserves praise for having the balls to do that and he's a tactical genius.

@MinerWilly @MinerWilly I think @ShogunRok is a scouser too. Know he supports Liverpool but not sure if he's from town.

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#21

rastamadeus commented on This 20th Anniversary PlayStation Fashion Is S...:

Damn that jacket is nice. I'm a sucker at the moment for videogame clothing. Just bought Delsin's jacket-thing, the PlayStation Christmas jumper, the Sonic Christmas jumper, Sonic socks and Persona 4 Arena Ultimax with the Junes shirt (that smells of BBQ sauce). The missus is gonna kill me :')

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#24

rastamadeus commented on You Can Now Buy DriveClub for £19.99 with Pla...:

It's £20 or £25 depending which branch of CEX you go into (Bootle and both in Liverpool the first, Southport and Birkenhead the latter near me) and Tesco have it for £22. People may as well get it while it's this price as this PS+ edition is arriving the same day as Last Guardian and Shenmue 3.

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#27

rastamadeus commented on PlayStation Now's All-You-Can-Play Subscriptio...:

Not interested in the slightest. May be good for the odd month now and then when it reaches the shores of Albion but can't honestly see me ever touching it. Intrigued to see if the "lets port every PS3 game to PS4 because suckers will buy it" plan continues with this around. Clue: it will.

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#28

rastamadeus commented on Game of the Year: These Are Your Favourite PS4...:

@Knocks Just like people were brainwashed in 2013 into thinking The Last Of Us is a good game rather than a stunning experience with pathetically little gameplay Or, alternatively, people are allowed to think a game you don't like (Destiny) or I don't like (TLOU) is a good game.

@Midzark FIFA 15 seems really flat to me. It just never feels right. Considering its on new hardware the commentary is severely limited compared to previous versions too.

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#29

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

@ZBomber No worries. I've not slept yet this year so I may have made a mess of what I was trying to say, haha.

@Tiberius30 Too tired to work out if that's sarcasm or not. If so then ignore this. If not then you need locking up. I got a Wii U over Christmas and when I went online to buy the Mario Kart 8 DLC I was shocked by how shoddy the online service was, same when I went online on both the game and Smash. It's better than the Wii but the Dreamcast's online structure was better than the Wii. And there'd be no point attacking the Nintendo Network as it would only bother a handful of people and the Lizard idiots wouldn't get any attention off of that.

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#30

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

@Hawk Nintendo offered something with Wii U. If you got the 'premium' edition of the console you got some sort of money back from each digital purchase that you could store up and use. Or maybe when it reached a certain amount you could, not entirely sure. Something like that is a good start. If we're going digital only like these companies want us to then incentives like that have to happen a lot more often. Even something like every pound spent gets you a point and if you reach say 100 points you get a free indie game or can save it up for, I dunno, 250 points to get a fully fledged game.

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#31

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

@ZBomber I only mention it as the word 'extends' in the articles title isn't correct is all. What I'm trying to say is that it's not a massive gesture or anything, it's just doing what they have to do because of the law. If they didn't give us the five days back then people who know about that by law (if that's even the name of it) could complain and get compensated, even if it was just a few pennies. Then others start doing it. Before you know it it's a mess. It's saving face and trying to get a bit of good publicity after they fibbed (intentionally or through misinformation) about PSN being fixed days before it actually was. Microsoft will have to repay the people who missed a day or two as well.

@get2sammyb I'm sure no-one at Sony was ignoring it but you have to admit they hardly give off an impression of professionalism in seeming like they're burying their heads in the sand. You yourself wrote an article slamming them for doing just that before they broke radio silence. Improving that is a must. And yeah I'm not sure of any of the details and maybe Sony were hit harder and it was difficult but maybe they were hit lower and their incompetence hindered them like it did a few years back and recently with the leaks from their movie division. We don't know. To me though Sony give off the impression that they don't have a clue what they're doing and simple things like communication would improve that vastly. On the network side of it whether Microsoft have two devices, one or thirty they got it sorted much faster than Sony. That needs to be looked into at a matter of urgency inside the company and is something I would prefer they spent the money on they will be giving away with 10% discounts is all.

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#32

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

@ZBomber You pay for a year and then you don't get a year. You complain. Some by law of the contract entitles you to having those five days. Happened with me a couple of years ago when o2 internet went down for ten days and the guy on the phone told me to enquire about having ten days for 'free'. This is just what Sony are doing.

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#33

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

@Hawk It ain't just Sony, they all do it. Nintendo are still charging nearly £50 for Super Mario 3D World on the eShop. Sadly they all just sell at the RRP when if a game is £40 in a shop it should be at the very least £35 online. Especially if they want us to go all digital one day. Or send the disc in the post like Sky do with their Buy and Keep promotion maybe.

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#34

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

@get2sammyb Hiring people to at least resolve issues in a day or two like Microsoft rather than five would be a massive improvement though, no? A compensation package isn't needed by Sony but people who know what they're doing (no idea about all this myself) is needed as every division of the company just doesn't seem to understand internet security. Maybe some lessons in keeping people up to date rather than burying their heads in the sand too.

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#36

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

Extended? No. Gave us the days back we paid for and are entitled to by law. Bare minimum they could do. 10% discount is okay, I guess. Doubt I'll use it for anything much as nearly everything on the store is 20% more expensive than retail so it's not beneficial. Better than nowt though I guess. Think we'd all prefer if they used the money they'll lose on this 10% discount to hire people to help stop this crap happening again, or is that too much like a solution?

New font in this place?

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#38

rastamadeus commented on January's Free PlayStation Plus Games include ...:

Heard good things about The Swapper so I'll try that. First Light I've Platted but it's good fun for the handful of hours it lasts. Duck Tales and Duke Nukem are games I've hated for years so no thanks. Prototype I'll try as never seen a single second of it, same with Whoa Dave. Seems an average month to be fair, fooling people with a 'big' name when it's just a glorified expansion. Better than the last nine months though so that's progress!

@ZeD Sadly I doubt that'll happen. Would be nice but this last few months Sony seem to be doing everything then can to put people off, not put them back on side.

Happy New Year to you all.

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#39

rastamadeus commented on Feature: 10 PS4 Firmware Update Features That ...:

@WARDIE I haven't been able to send a single message on the PS4 or app since the start of October. None of these 'fixes' from Sony have worked for more than a handful. Some have said its better at times when Americans are asleep but it just never works. I'm getting used to Sony's incompetence now though.

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#41

rastamadeus commented on Feature: 10 PS4 Firmware Update Features That ...:

Notifications when people come on is a must. Ridiculous that it wasn't included from day one. Allow us to pick who (or turn it off if you want) and there's no problem.

Rest Mode working properly for all would be nice. The briefest of looks on Google shows I am far from the only one who never has updates download and installed, ever. Soon as I turn the machine on they start downloading.

Folders, proper ones, are simple enough.

Messages go without saying. Staggering that over a year on they still don't work. Tiny companies have created massive social media messaging services like Kik and Whatsapp to all sorts of devices yet Sony can't work out how one PS4 can message another? Pathetic. Sort it out.

PS App needs to be fixed too. Messaging on that is worse than PS4 at times. Include the Store on the app too.

The What's New bit for me is a waste of time at the moment. Allowing us to post comments on people's activities or even post screenshots on there would be a nice touch, along with the stats/ranks @get2sammyb suggests.

The page for each game (when you press down and see Trophies, who's played) could do with more too. Maybe allow comments from friends, little reviews (rather than a thumb up) and screenshots/videos we've done ourselves? Make it feel more social, something the console talked up yet has never done.

Customisable themes.

A built in "We're sorry" notification when online goes down.

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#42

rastamadeus commented on Sony Suggests a PS4 Reboot if You Still Can't ...:

PS App is working as well as it was before Christmas (which isn't saying much) but the all three PlayStation consoles are still offline for me in Liverpool. All were working fine til just before 3am when it signed me out as I was watching Captain America 2 on Now TV. Gone way beyond an annoyance now. Glad I'm not paying for PSN... oh.

@JamieF1 Their incompetence has made most of us unable to get online days after Microsoft fixed the problem and even after Sony have said the problem is fixed. They even stayed quiet on the issue for far too long. It's not like it's even the first time Sony have screwed up fixing PSN. Now we pay for it it's got worse. Sony are getting a kicking as they deserve it.

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#45

rastamadeus commented on Game of the Year: Best PS4 Games of 2014:

@MadchesterManc PvZ was something nearly all big or little releases weren't for me this year: fun. That for me is the most important thing. It's one of only four games (GTA V, Smash and Project Diva F 2nd being the others) I've regularly returned to because it's so enjoyable. There's been games I enjoyed - Second Son, First Light and sadly Persona Q for example - but once over I've felt no need or want to return to them.

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#47

rastamadeus commented on Game of the Year: Best PS4 Games of 2014:

Plants vs Zombies: Garden Warfare or GTA V. Neither are in the list so vote from me. From the games in the list I'd say COD is the best but even that is no way near my game of the year. I've either played them and moderately enjoyed them (COD, PT), found them utter garbage (Watch Dogs, LBP3) or not tried them once or enough to pass judgement (the rest).

Also, PT while rather good, isn't a game. It's a Playable Trailer. Clue is in the name.