The new race known as Tree-Romulans, recently discovered by Metalrodent
What’s that? No, I think you're mistaken, I mean being the absolute professionals we are at PTC, I think it’s highly unlikely that we simply forgot to post a Community Round-up last week. I’m sure you were just out and didn’t see it, but I can absolutely assure you that we did not forget.
Balls. Well at least Emily was apologetic about it, Crisco wanted to delete the post and ban Rodent for a week! That’s what we like to call ‘Plan B’.
Taking a break from spelling dirty words in Letter Quest, Immaturity Rules showed us exactly why he’s been waiting to for PS4 4.00 firmware update to arrive:
It turns out I’m not the only yet to play CD Projekt RED’s award laden RPG, The Witcher 3. Crippyd is pondering whether to commit to what sounds like a pretty hefty commitment if PTC Bezza’s experience is anything to go by:
“Finally finished this mother trucker. Its brilliant…My problem with it is it is soooo big and its quite slow too. It’s overwhelming at times and I could never do big sessions with it getting boring quickly… I ended up rushing the game mostly, skipping a lot of cut scenes. I wish I could play it again but it’s such an undertaking I’m not sure I’ll ever get around to it.”
Bezza was also very pleased with the recently released Bioshock Collection, and would “really recommend them especially if you’ve not played them”. That’ll be me then, and it’s probably going to stay that way for the time being as Battlefront’s Death Star DLC has been taking up a lot of my time.
The launch of the highly anticipated expansion got Itchy Rash wondering whether the three DLC’s released so far have improved the game:
“Its always just felt like a missed opportunity to me. I played the demo and was underwhelmed and then recently have been making use of the 10-hour free trial, minus the DLC, but struggling to find much to get excited about. The graphics and sound quality are great but not sure there's much under the surface.”
This fella would like a word with you:
I always enjoyed the base game, but I can understand why people feel it’s a little light on content. Saying that, if you can find the Season Pass at the right price I would highly recommend it, it makes the game feel that much more complete.
Another of DICE’s games, Battlefield 1, will be getting a few tweaks to the multiplayer after feedback from players who took part in the recent open beta. Probably the biggest of these is that kills in Conquest will now deplete the enemies ticket score, instead of just objective points.
SkinnerChinner didn’t mind the new focus on objective score, but thinks the horses need to be nerfed in the health department:
“Personally, I didn't mind the changes to the ticket system too much, liked the focus on objectives but it did make the Medic redundant - I didn't particularly get along with the semi-auto rifles (until the very last one anyway) so there wasn't much incentive to play as that class. Let’s hope they increase the ticket count to accommodate the old system otherwise I can see matches being over way too fast. And horses should probably go down after a direct hit from a tank shell...”
In the gaming bargains thread Sam noted that Gears of War 4 and Mafia 3 are available for pre-order at the reasonable price of £35. While the price may be agreeable, unfortunately Amazon have burned Johnbhoy69 one too many times for him to take advantage of the deal:
“£35 is a good deal but Amazon have lost any good faith they had with me, so many messed up pre-orders that don’t arrive until days after the release date.”
A pain I know only too well. I recently pre-ordered Mount and Blade: Warband for Xbox One, but rather than heading out on a vast medieval adventure upon release day, I instead found an empty mail box and apologetic emails from the online store I had purchased it from.
Probably not something Metalrodent would be bothered about, if his thoughts on the game are anything to go by:
“My god those graphics, it looks like the biggest bit of difficulty in the game is holding down your lunch while playing.”
Are you still playing Pokémon GO? Me neither, but James is still plugging away at it, and wrote a few thoughts on how the game is holding up now that he’s reached the very impressive milestone of 100 Pokémon.
Max is one trainer who’s Pokédex isn’t collecting dust, and posted a snap of this specimen he caught recently:
TV’s have been the topic of choice in the technology thread over the past few weeks, and Sam has finally chosen one that’ll be gracing his home in the coming months.
Although if he had listened to BAMozzy in the first place, he probably could have saved some himself some trouble:
“Finally decided on the Samsung KS8000, so the same model as BAM, after some more research. Nothing really comes close to touching its 4K/HDR gaming performance - mostly looking great with just 22ms of input lag - which sealed the deal. All of this he told me a while ago, I just had to do some more digging. I'll take your word straight away next time, BAM!”
Now, I haven’t played much World of Tanks, but even I know there’s a certain level of stigma following those who choose to play as artillery. That didn’t put off resident tank-nut Metalrodent however, who has been dabbling in the darker arts of armoured warfare, claiming “it feels so dirty yet so good”.
I think the best bit about that video was the props Rodent received from ShartZnGiggles7. Now that’s a gamertag.
Do you remember when SMITE used to dominate these round-ups? I think we’ll finish up with the main theme from the game to see if it can’t stir up some nostalgia for the free to play MOBA.