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  1. 21 minutes ago, Mars said:

    Same here. It’s a go to for me for the same reason. It’s nice to be able to go back into  their archive and pick out a show when you play a game, as I have done with Dragon Age & Mass Effect recently.


    Also, great to see TCGS giving some up & coming talent a slot on this week’s show.


    I’m hoping that Leon Cox listened and that I’ll hear from him soon.

  2. 45 minutes ago, Jamie John said:

    Holding stuff up? In 2019!? Honestly.


    With Nintendo now adding VR to games outside of the Labo card then I’m expecting to see cheap third party headsets with straps and ting.

  3. 2 hours ago, K said:


    This is a slightly odd criticism. Isn't the price of a videogame in its entirety, including the music, passed onto the consumer? Like, when you buy Driveclub, a portion of the price you pay will have gone to paying Hybrid to do the soundtrack; when you buy Forza Horizon, you're paying for the cost of licensing all that music. It's not like Three Fields are pocketing that money, or that they've been fined by the government and are passing the costs of that onto the end user.


    Yeah I see what you’re saying, but it brings the point back to expectation I guess. And it’s probably down to personal expectation more than some sort of weird unwritten ‘industry standard’.


    I guess the issue is that unless you have Spotify Premium then you have no choice but to race without music. Driveclub, I feel, chose that to fit in with its style. This doesn’t seem to be the case here.

  4. 17 minutes ago, Gotters said:


    I see your point but there is an obvious hierarchy of needs thing going on here if resources are constrained - gameplay, handling, courses, graphics have to rank above soundtrack - if the music is more important than the actual game for somebody then they should go buy an album.


    I’m not going to argue that and totally see your point. But as I say you can’t really get upset with the press/consumers complaining about it as this stuff is important to a lot of people and ultimately they’re not going to care about budget and team size. Adding Spotify is certainly not inivative or groundbreaking IMO. To me it’s a step in the wrong direction (as a replacement rather than an option).


    I’m of the mind that graphics don’t have a priority over having a soundtrack to be honest. But that’s my personal opinion.


    i think the issue here is with the industry as a whole. Too many developers are willing to blow their budget to try and create games that was out of their reach. This results in the sink or swim risk that so many studios face these days. As a result, expectation from consumers are through the roof. I like that we have a game here that has tried to keep in budget but maybe the game they were trying to make wasn’t possible on the initial budget if it means we’re left having to pay for the music.

  5. 10 minutes ago, Gotters said:

    as a counterpoint to the music conversation the first thing I do in almost every single game I play on booting it up is turn the music off


    a single penny on a tight budget spent on music would be a waste for somebody like me.


    With that then I suppose the situation for you would be a game coming out that asked you to subscribe to something to allow you to turn that music off.


    Obviously that’s not the same thing, but you see my point?

  6. 16 hours ago, CrashedAlex said:

    To the questions about no music - what would you do with a small team and a limited budget? Get someone to put some music in the game for free, or call Spotify up and see if we can break new ground and thus let people race to all of the music that exists in the world?


    I’ll start by saying I love your passion and am excited to see a new Burnout style game coming out. I was (and still am) a Burnout super-fan!


    I’ve also only played a little bit of DD. Can’t form an opinion yet, so I’m not reflecting on the game itself.


    but the quote above has kind of angered me a bit for two reasons. What you’re saying there is that you want music in the game but you want to pass the cost of having music in the game onto your customers. This is a Spotify Premium service, we pay to use it.


    Thats not to mention that people might have chosen a different service to subscribe to or don’t want to sub to a music stream service at all.


    The other thing is that you’re making an arcade racer. A huge part of arcade racers is that ‘feeling’. Setting the tone. A lot of that is lost when any old music is just whacked on top. This stuff is never really implemented well either. It’s not like the tracks start as the race does. Or the music levels change depending on what’s happening. It’s like having the radio on while playing a game.


    I get what you’re saying about budget and team size. It’s got to be frustrating as hell but for the most part consumers don’t look into that stuff. To them it’s a game that they’ve bought for £30 and there will be some expectation that comes along with that.

  7. 1 hour ago, Floshenbarnical said:


    I don’t know, to move it somewhere reasonable if another person has left it somewhere stupid, say, perched on the arm of a couch above a bowl of cereal; to plug it in and charge it; to clean dead skin cell paste out of the cracks and crevices with a toothbrush; to examine its sleek form with wonder; to give it a good lick; to insert the smooth, lozenged handle into a primed anus. 


    It’s a free country man, I can do whatever I want with it, even if it does not involve turning on and using the PlayStation. My girlfriend is famous in our house for fast-forwarding through films or turning on the PlayStation by leaning on it or sitting on it or throwing a sweater on it with reckless abandon. 


    yeeeep. Picking it off the floor to put it in a drawer. Moving it out of the way to get to the switch/xbox controller. Digging it out from under the sofa cushion because the boy has been playing Lego The Incredibles for the 400th hour. That sort of thing.

  8. 22 minutes ago, Vorgot said:


    Erm, No.  If it woke the PS4 on picking it up then fine, but you actually have to be pressing the PS Button to switch it on. I have myself and 2 kids who have their own controllers, I've never seen it turned on by mistake. But the ability to be able to turn on the machine with a quick press is genius. 


    I think this is a great feature. I'll fight anyone who does not agree



    Bah! You caught me out. I was lying about the whole thing. Sorry. It’s never happened to me let alone all the time.


    I nearly got away with that one.


    I don’t even own a PlayStation 4.

  9. 1 hour ago, Vorgot said:

    Am I missing something? I thought you had to press the PS button?


    Yeah but it sits proud of the controller. Meaning the slightest nudge and you hear they irritating beep and the pad turns your front room into a wedding disco.


    As as amazing as some of these consoles are there’s some awful shit about each and everyone on of them.


    i adore my switch but fuck me that kick stand and game card flap can fuck right off.

  10. On 27/02/2019 at 11:13, jiroczech said:

    I found out that there's a woman in my office who is a former World no.2 Tetris player (for some PC-based version of Tetris). She offered to win some games for me, the cheeky minx. I asked her for some tips and she said "play well"... so basically "git gud" :-D


    Pressed further, she said "don't target random, cos that's pointless and make sure you have badges going into the last 10". Like I can think about stuff like that when I'm going into top 10!


    I’ll say it again, Random is in no way pointless! During the early stages I use it a lot. It keeps you off the radar for a bit.


    it changes with every junk line you send so you won’t be targeted by people set to ‘attackers’ for long. You won’t get many badges so the badge attackers won’t be going for you either. Keep your wall to 8 or so lines and you’ll be off of the KO attackers hit list too.


    I don’t aim for badges until there’s about 40 or so left. Then I try and nick as many as I can so I can go for it in the top ten.


    a full set of badges is pretty essential in the top ten these days.

  11. 3 hours ago, GokouD said:

    You only get that bonus if you switch to 'attackers' and there are multiple people targeting you. 

    The best I've managed is 4th, I think the issue is I'm just not that great at Tetris! It probably doesn't help that I usually only get time to play it after 11 at night, when I'm too tired for the level of focus it requires in the last 10.


    Oh shit. That’s useful to know! Cheers

  12. 10 hours ago, Mrs Horribleman said:

    There's something really fucked about this. I had eight People targeting me tight at the start. 


    There's no way that should be able to happen unless they haven't balanced it at all. 


    Not sure if this was in there from the start but noticed I was getting a bonus while being attacked by a bunch of people last night. Even single lines was getting me a three clear (I had no badges). 


    Obviously this doesn’t help you right at the start or if you’re keeping your wall low but it highlights the importance of making sure you have some clear lines up and ready to go to fend off attacks.

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