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  1. It had sold over 10 million by March this year, so did very well indeed and exceeded EA's expectations. A sequel is almost certainly in development as we speak and I'd imagine will be given a bigger budget as a result.
  2. I've been playing it on Series X and have been loving it, so I'm a little surprised to see the fairly muted response to it in here. Although with that said I absolutely love the core gameplay loop of the Tomb Raiders, Uncharteds and Metroids of this world and like just about every man of my age am a big Star Wars fan too, so I was always likely to enjoy this more than most. I think it nails the Star Wars vibe excellently with the lovable droid, truly superb sound effects and music and varied landscapes of far distant exotic planets peppered with Stormtroopers and strange beasts. Th
  3. After The Last of Us Part II it's my favourite PS4 exclusive. Phenomenal game and you've outlined exactly why in that post. The combat, the sheer variety of enemies and the tactics you have to utilise to best them are all superb. It's also one of the most sumptuously beautiful game worlds ever created and I thought the underlying backstory of how that world came to be the way it is was an absolutely stunning revelation. It catapulted Guerrilla into the elite tier of triple-A devs in my eyes and their Decima engine is a technical marvel, as further evidenced by its use for Death Str
  4. Exotic sparrow you get for completing the triumph by Sounds like it could be a right pain in the ass. Probably worth doing before they patch out the glitch/exploit though.
  5. Series X Skipped Xbone so having all those games I missed out on sat waiting for me on GamePass with eye-popping upgraded 60fps graphics has given me a huge amount to play and I’ve been having a fantastic time with it. Beautifully engineered machine and the general quality of life improvements with the SSD, quick resume and silent running have felt luxurious coming from a base PS4. No full next-gen launch games is a massive fuck up on their part though and I don’t care what anyone says. If you have a One X then there is absolutely zero need to upgrade right now and you
  6. Gears 4 and 5 sound incredible and are coded specifically for it I believe. Forza Horizon 4 too.
  7. I’ve got around 25 games installed, including monsters pushing 100GB such as Halo 5, Battlefield 1 and Forza 7 and still have nearly 200GB of space left, so am pretty pleased with how the SSD capacity has held up. It was the restrictive space on the Series S that swayed me into going for a Series X in the end and feels like I made the right choice. My penchant for large-file multiplayer shooters means I’ll inevitably hit the limit sooner or later but it’s hard not to argue that for an initial offering 800GB of usable space seems ample enough for the vast majority of people. CoD War
  8. Xbox clan cleared the raid last night so there should be an engram waiting for everyone with Hawthorne. Go grab your loot! Big thanks to @tnman @luckypierre, my partner in crime @redbloodcel and the other guys. Can see that becoming quite a slick operation in the coming weeks as once the roles are understood it’s not too difficult in comparison to the likes of Last Wish and King’s Fall. As I mentioned yesterday I’d put it on about a par with Wrath of the Machine in terms of difficulty and I used to love running that every week. Having got two useless snipers and some me
  9. That video’s well worth watching and answers many lingering questions that some may have had regarding the population density, driving, skill trees, upgrades and combat. Sounds like they may well have pulled it off. Happy to wait until the proper next-gen version and for the inevitable horde of bugs and minor issues that the game will launch with to be ironed out. A little patience from Series X/PS5 owners will be amply rewarded In this case I think.
  10. Cheers for the raid run last night @tnman @redbloodcel @luckypierre, mob-decimating sidearm fanatic Monkeykin (is he on rllmuk?) and of course the MVP our serendipitous LFG sherpa too. Great stuff, especially my slideways raid sniper. What an absolute god-rolled beauty that is... Apologies for my shitty mic, which I'll try and rectify. Looking forward to kicking the ass of the final boss at some point so feel free to shoot us an invite if you see me on. Definitely up there with the best raids and it reminds me of Wrath of the Machine in some ways, not only in its aesth
  11. Chongqing. You can see a phone number in that image and the area code matches up. Just call me Sherlock.
  12. Sword. If you go to the Europa collections badge you can examine it and see all the perks etc.
  13. Fucking hell that was quick. Usually takes much longer than that for the first clear.
  14. Solar, Arc and Void were all in from the start it’s just that each class only had two from the three. Taken King enabled the third for each class, so Hunter got Nightstalker, Warlock got Stormcaller and Titan got Sunbreaker. All the weapon elements were already there though. I do see what you mean with regard to there being no legendary stasis weapons I suppose. I guess the plan is to introduce them over the course of the year via the seasons and then with each new expansion we’ll get a new Darkness subclass added. Sunshot’s great. One of the best add-clear
  15. One of the new exotics is a giant stasis grenade launcher and pretty much the entirety of the Exo Stranger’s post-campaign stuff is heavily stasis-focused, so I’m not sure I understand the criticism? Also bear in mind that Stasis is unavailable for those who don’t have Beyond Light, so if they flooded the daily bounties with it it would lock out all of those players.
  16. I tried out the free trial of Dolby Atmos on Series X with earphones and was very impressed, even for games that aren’t coded specifically for it. I use an expensive pair of Shure sound-isolating earphones for 90% of my gaming so it’s a tenner very well spent. The luxury user experience of next-gen gaming on consoles continues unabated. Just remember to plug your ‘phones into the controller jack otherwise it won’t utilise it.
  17. Yep, anyone playing this for the first time I’d highly recommend playing it on at least Hard difficulty. It makes it a proper survival game with scavenging for supplies in the wilderness a key necessity and transforming the combat encounters into sometimes nail-bitingly tense affairs. You’re also in for an absolute treat as I rate it as perhaps the most underrated game of the last generation and not all that far behind the best of the Sony first-party exclusives. Playing it at 60fps would have been lovely as it did get a little choppy at times on a base PS4, so as well as being inc
  18. Gonna have to get cracking with the alt characters if I’m gonna hit that 1220 power level for the raid attempt this weekend I think. Ordinarily this wouldn’t be a problem but with a new Series X and games coming out my ass my attention is being pulled this way and that. Enjoying the post-campaign stuff in Beyond Light though. The first exotic quest was really good fun and the aspects and fragments customisation for the new Stasis subclass has bags of potential for the future when they add more. Lean offering of new loot is a definite problem but otherwise on
  19. I too worked at EB for a few years circa ‘98-‘99 and it got to the point where we had to make multiple A4 signs displaying the delay/release date for WWF Attitude in large red letters and posted them all round the shop. Didn’t stop every single scrote crawling in off the street asking every 5 minutes though. I have fond memories of working in the place for the most part although the pay was absolutely shameful (£3.75/hour ffs) and as it was my first proper job I had no idea that they basically exploited spotty 19 year olds to work for them for such a pittance as they didn’t know be
  20. @tnman count me in for a blind run of the new raid. Have all the big boi DPS exotics and can help with teaching/making up the numbers for a Garden run if it’s needed too. Any other Xboxers feel free to add me: PinholeStar
  21. Oh man, Connected co-op mode is a truly beautiful thing.
  22. Yep, that’s the symbol I’m referring to. Although as someone mentioned earlier you can still use those weapons in patrols and other low-level content, so if there’s anything you really like then it’s worth hanging on to. Otherwise get rid and clean out that vault.
  23. That one too. My favourite hand cannon in the game. The sound is just
  24. Sunsetted or not, you’ll have to prise my masterworked god-roll mob-decimating Hammerhead from my cold dead hands. The Black Armoury weapons were so good.
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