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  1. 12 hours ago, dreamylittledream said:

    Its a great way of playing new EA games if you are on PC as it gets them day one.

    Yep, it’s a shame it’s not on consoles too, I have the basic EA Play which is still great value and discounts 10% on new purchases, usually used on FIFA and F1. Have to be patient with releases though.

  2. 9 hours ago, thesnwmn said:

    I'm quite sure it'll be excellent but believe a lot of people have now experienced VR (maybe via the original PSVR), been blown away by it, but long term find it difficult to fit into their frequent gaming habits (vs picking up a pad and lounging on the sofa).

    That similar to how I feel but the reason I’ve not gone for PSVR2 (other than cost, which is a bit high vs use for me) is that I don’t want to be regularly wearing a VR headset, which I would end up doing with GT7. They’re too hot in the Summer and I’m just not sure about frequent use vs eyesight. Setup of PSVR1 was never really an issue as I have the breakout box and camera permanently plugged in and most of the games I play are with a controller rather than Move.

    Maybe one day though as I expect GT7 will be awesome.

  3. 16 minutes ago, rafaqat said:

    what if you couldn’t hedge because no one wanted a short term contract because the jobs market was booming and employees could pick and choose what they wanted when they wanted? I say what if but that’s pretty much what happened. 

    My experience of a booming IT job market is more people contract because the rates go up and the fear of being without work goes down. 

  4. 42 minutes ago, RubberJohnny said:


    They can explain it! These companies were projected, in the pandemic, for a lot of rapid growth - they have to grow and recruit rapidly for this, like hiring 50,000 people in a year. The pandemic growth turned out not to be a permanent shift in habits, but temporary and returned to how it was before, projections for the future market size are now much lower, these companies now have 50,000 more employees than they need for the amount of work they'll have in future, and a possible recession which means that market will shrink further in the short term, making this even worse. All of these companies have had hiring freezes for the first year, attempting to get down to the right size just through general churn of staff and retirements, but that wasn't enough, which is why they're announcing layoffs.


    Like some people are taking issue with me suggesting some sort of hidden agenda, but all of this is simple stuff, I can't believe you genuinely can't figure this out. We could run you through a simple example of how if a company has 10 staff to deal with a market size of X and then 100 staff to deal with a market size of 10X, then having 100 staff to deal with X is clearly too many, and so on, but we're genuinely in "this one is small, those are far away" territory at that point.

    Oh man, if only someone had mentioned fixed term contracts to them.

  5. 33 minutes ago, petrolgirls said:


    I wouldn't want a carbon copy of Ellie from the game - so far Bella puts her own stamp on the character which is a good thing.

    That’s fine, I don’t think her portrayal is bad in any way, but for me, Pedro is Joel but Bella is not yet Ellie.

  6. 27 minutes ago, Waggo said:

    Sony have released a two hour timed trial on PS Plus Premium, to coincide with the launch of the show.

    So irritating that they lock it behind Premium, not that I want to download a full game for only 2hrs.

  7. 20 minutes ago, Stigweard said:

    I think anyone who complained about Bella Ramseys casting before we even saw anything can get fucked after that first episode. She nailed Ellie imo.

    I’m not sure I agree with that, yet, can’t quite put my finger on it though, general mannerisms and expressions perhaps. Early days though and it’s probably just a case of getting used to her portrayal vs game character. 

  8. 2 minutes ago, moosegrinder said:


    They'd have had a G2A style explosion of awful reviews and backlash by now if they were. I'm pretty sure those on G2A were legit but we're bought with stolen credit cards which is why the codes were all revoked.

    Quite possibly but I’m not sure you can guarantee the source of the codes in the same way you can with e.g. ShopTo.

  9. 21 minutes ago, Chadruharazzeb said:

    Actually it's more like a win for SimplyGames, for some reason amazon are asking for £72 for the disc version. 

    Sounds like a 3rd part seller on Amazon.

  10. 11 minutes ago, HarryBizzle said:

    Apart from Axiom Verge the other two have been available through Game Pass for ages now, I think. Probably stolen some of the thunder. 

    Yep I’ve had access to Fallen Order through EA Play on PS for a while now but it’ll be nice to add it to the PS Plus Library as I still haven’t got round to it. Was the same with Mass Effect previously.


    Pretty good months recently.

  11. 2 hours ago, moosegrinder said:

    It's discounted but only like 6 quid less than the Palace version.

    Yep but with the cheap ShopTo credit I have, that comes in around £35 which is more like it. I’ll probably wait until the New Year anyway, see what Santa brings first 😀.

  12. 12 minutes ago, moosegrinder said:

    No because the 25 quid comes from Reward redemption so therefore 'free'.

    £21.99 with £26 PS Plus Points, FU Microsoft, 😂.


    16 minutes ago, moosegrinder said:

    The base game didn't appear on Xbox till after I saw the Palace edition so maybe it takes time to propagate also.

    Is the base game in a sale on the XBOX? Would be nice if that got a 40% discount too.


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