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Doom 2016 is in every sense an old-school 90s FPS given a very smart, self-aware, modernised make-over. It’s fun, it’s dumb, it’s gorgeous and it’s surprisingly funny. 
 

Doom Eternal is more like a first person Devil May Cry/Bayonetta, which bizarrely includes the overtly cringey approach to story those games entail. The gameplay is incredibly focused, it’s intensely difficult, it’s more more more of everything but somehow lost a chunk of 2016’s personality along the way. I’ve come to love them both but going from one straight to the other is incredibly jarring, especially considering they’re from the exact same creative team. Fair play to them for not resting on their laurels, I guess.

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Titanfall 2 does have one of the best FPS campaigns ever made. I'm not kidding @TehStu, it's brilliant. You'd think it's just a campaign for some multiplayer focused game made by the CoD dudes, but it's actually amazing. If you've not played it, you must. The first level is just a shooter and then slowly the it becomes something more than that. Runs at 6k/60FPS on the Series X. Yes, it downsamples from 6k.

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I didn’t find Eternal much fun. You just don’t feel like Doom guy, unless of course you think Doom guy is meant to spend half his time running away from fights as he never has any ammo. It is just way too hard and has loads of horrible jumping sections and tonnes of new mechanics that aren’t much fun.
 

2016 is much simpler, it has a dead simple melee gameplay loop to regenerate health and ammo which is perfectly balanced and it has a better soundtrack. One of the best games ever. 
 

Titanfall 2 is good too. 

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Finally got a Series X today, banishing my GoW One X to the living room.

 

Things I like about it:

1. Swift set-up, as it was able to carry across everything from my One X. 

2. Silent. Not. One. Fucking. Peep.

3. It's smaller than I imagined, yet still a rectangular beast.

4. Makes my PS5 look like something from an experimental art exhibition.

 

Things I don't like:

1. It could heat a small village.

2. Not being able to use the battery pack from my One X controller, is pure cuntery.

3. No really, it could heat a small village. I'm fucking melting as it is!

 

Current mood: 😃

 

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55 minutes ago, TehStu said:

I've not played either Titanfall. Looks like I've got a small list of games to catch up on!

The first one doesn’t have a single player, so you’re okay to jump straight into the second. 

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1 hour ago, the_debaser said:

unless of course you think Doom guy is meant to spend half his time running away from fights as he never has any ammo. It is just way too hard and has loads of horrible jumping sections and tonnes of new mechanics that aren’t much fun.

All you have to do is press X when your ammo is running down.

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I’ve got an X and it doesn’t seem to run that hot, I think it’s dependant on how you place it, upright on top of an AV unit with lots of space surrounding it seems to work. Someone else was saying theirs got hot in an AV unit. 

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Apologies that this has been asked many times but any suggestions for where to keep my eye on a Series X? 

 

I've followed the Twitter account that gets posted occasionally but despite setting up push notifications, it never works for me. Are there any good Discords maybe? 

 

Cheers. 

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42 minutes ago, Marlew said:

Apologies that this has been asked many times but any suggestions for where to keep my eye on a Series X? 

 

I've followed the Twitter account that gets posted occasionally but despite setting up push notifications, it never works for me. Are there any good Discords maybe? 

 

Cheers.

Which Twitter account are you following? IGN Deals UK was always pretty well-updated for me.

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44 minutes ago, Marlew said:

Apologies that this has been asked many times but any suggestions for where to keep my eye on a Series X? 

 

I've followed the Twitter account that gets posted occasionally but despite setting up push notifications, it never works for me. Are there any good Discords maybe? 

 

Cheers. 

 

This one? 

 

I've checked it a few times over the last few weeks as a friend is trying to get an X - I sent him one of the links last week and he managed to get one.

 

A lot of the links he posts sell out mega fast but it's definitely the best source I've come across.

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1 hour ago, Stanley said:

I’ve got an X and it doesn’t seem to run that hot, I think it’s dependant on how you place it, upright on top of an AV unit with lots of space surrounding it seems to work. Someone else was saying theirs got hot in an AV unit. 


I had my old PS4 in an AV unit and you could’ve fired pottery in there. 

 

Open shelf all the way.
 

 

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7 hours ago, Steve McQueef said:

Things I don't like:

2. Not being able to use the battery pack from my One X controller, is pure cuntery.

 

 

I don't get that. I'm using the same rechargable battery packs I used in my One X.

 

These ones...

 

https://amazon.co.uk/Controller-BEBONCOOL-Rechargeable-Accessory-Controllers/dp/B07F15CV12/ref=sr_1_4?crid=3H4ZUQDY4CFHX&dchild=1&keywords=xbox+rechargeable+battery&qid=1626416686&sprefix=xbox+rec%2Caps%2C269&sr=8-4

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32 minutes ago, womblingfree said:


I had my old PS4 in an AV unit and you could’ve fired pottery in there. 

 

Open shelf all the way.
 

 

Word, I just couldn’t subject it to that kind of torture! 

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As bad as the story is in Doom Eternal, the Ancient Gods DLC goes even further and makes the plot of the base game look like Of Mice and Men.

 

Spoiler

I liked the ideas of Doom Guy as just some poor grunt who got caught up in a demon invasion and found himself surprisingly good at slaughtering the denizens of Hell and somehow ended up travelling the multiverse constantly getting into trouble. A bit like Ash from Evil Dead.

 

Then in the DLC they reveal that he’s actually a clone of God except the AI and Robot Man (who are actually angels) deposed God and ran a millennia long smear campaign against him so now he’s Satan. The Devil also lives in a place that kinda looks like a location from the Star Wars prequels painted red.

 

Not making any of this up.

 

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1 hour ago, Hanzo the Razor said:

 

The shape of the battery cover is different, so it's only an issue if you can't use the standard battery cover.

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10 hours ago, Mr. Gerbik said:

Titanfall 2 does have one of the best FPS campaigns ever made. I'm not kidding @TehStu, it's brilliant. You'd think it's just a campaign for some multiplayer focused game made by the CoD dudes, but it's actually amazing. If you've not played it, you must. The first level is just a shooter and then slowly the it becomes something more than that. Runs at 6k/60FPS on the Series X. Yes, it downsamples from 6k.

 

Will grab a copy from GamePass tonight, thanks!

 

Edit. Just remembered I can turn on the console from my mobile and installing it that way from work.. I love technology :wub:

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5 minutes ago, Lorfarius said:

 

Will grab a copy from GamePass tonight, thanks!

You will love it. Keep in mind that it starts as a straightforward shooter, so keep playing! You'll see. It has some incredible mind bending level design later on that transcends genre classifications. You'll know what I mean when you see it.

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9 hours ago, TehStu said:

I've not played either Titanfall. Looks like I've got a small list of games to catch up on!

 

43 minutes ago, Lorfarius said:

Will grab a copy from GamePass tonight, thanks!

 

Gerbik is not wrong - I only recently played Titanfall 2, and the campaign is just incredible - the best fps campaign I've played I reckon. What also helps, is that it doesn't out-stay it's welcome either - relatively short, but oh so, so, so, so, so sweet.

 

There's one particular level.....WOW 😍

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Another Titanfall 2 convert here - absolutely tremendous game, and that was me playing on my One X at 30fps.  Still looks and plays beautifully.

 

The rllmuk hive mind is sometimes absolutely spot on. 

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