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Microsoft Eco Unfriendly Windows Controller for some reason Microsoft has repackaged the Xbox One controller into a Windows branded box and is shipping it round the world with a USB cable. It’s about as eco unfriendly as you can get when you consider you can just buy a usb cable and an Xbox One controller and use them on Windows, no special driver and no need to ship an extra package around the world for Microsoft. About as Eco unfriendly as you can get.

Destiny 4 Things to fix for Bungie and Activision’s Destiny for starters Destiny needs more mission variety followed by a better in game story and multiplayer in Destiny needs a speed boost and more game modes. Destiny’s end game raid content needs a match maker and generally will feel better if the first three things are fixed.

Minecraft has sold to Microsoft for 2.4 Billion dollars making Notch and the Minecraft team very rich indeed. The founders will leave the company and Minecraft it’s going to be interesting to see what Microsoft does with Minecraft now it has it. This is good move for Microsoft and gets them back in the game so to speak as far as big exclusive titles are concerned. Hopefully it will also mean Minecraft 2 and expanded resources for the Minecraft team. As for Notch and the other Minecraft founders they are off to work on something new and spend some of that hard earned money.

Phones4U Enters Administration My Theory of what happened to Phones4U is this was done to give the new combined Currys-Carphone the best possible launch with no competition. It’s strange that all this should happen at a time when DSG needs to get rid of the Phones4U concessions in their Currrys PCworld stores. Further this creates a weaker market for consumers with less competition, just what the mobile networks want. The entire Currys-Carphone deal should be halted pending a new investigation into market competition, we lost 3 and gained 1 that only competes with it’self and the networks, and the networks dictate the terms!

Phones4U Enters Administration My Theory of what happened to Phones4U is this was done to give the new combined Currys-Carphone the best possible launch with no competition. It’s strange that all this should happen at a time when DSG needs to get rid of the Phones4U concessions in their Currrys PCworld stores. Further this creates a weaker market for consumers with less competition, just what the mobile networks want. The entire Currys-Carphone deal should be halted pending a new investigation into market competition, we lost 3 and gained 1 that only competes with it’self and the networks, and the networks dictate the terms!

Destiny Review PS4 Xbox One PS3 and Xbox360 here is our final review of Destiny. In another time Destiny would of been ground breaking in so many ways. But it’s not 2008 any more and Destiny arrives not with a bang but a repetitive wimper. Destiny’s single biggest problem is the game is boring offering no epic moment to get you excited it’s not helped by the terrible plot and flat dull voice acting. Destiny excels at only one things repetition.

Destiny Problems and Failures while Destiny is a great game, it’s rough edges shine brightly, so lets discuss them. Warning this Destiny Problems and Failures video contains footage from late in the first half of the game. Destiny’s biggest issue is the terrible voice over work that causes the dialog to feel bland and uninteresting, it literally feels like the voice actors were reading from que cards and the engineers used the first take they laid down. Destiny’s story is central to the reason to continue playing and with such flat voice work it really takes any urgency out of the missions you are going on. Mission design in Destiny is also bland and uninteresting once you have played a few it’s rinse repeat over and over again. Stretches of missions in Destiny involve corridors with nothing to shoot leading to a big rooms with wave after wave of enemy’s it’s weak game design not even hitting the level of immersion of a Battlefield single player campaign let alone COD or Wolfenstein. Multiplayer maps feel too big for the number of players they allow leading to a lot of walking trying to find something to kill, this is especially pronounced in Deathmatch and 3v3 matches. Destiny is a fine game but it’s rough edges shine brightly, a little too brightly imo

Planetary Annihilation Review RTS With Massive Scale, Planetary Annihilation has no launched so after over a year with the game lets take a look at how the final product turned out. Planetary Annihilation offers huge scale with robots fighting it out with huge armies across planets and moons all rendered in real time. Planetary Annihilation brings together the best of RTS of the last 20 years and infuses it with scale the likes of which has never been done in game before. The engine is top notch keeping the action moving even with 1000’s of units on screen, though your going to want a Dual Core CPU as a minimum and ideally Quad Core with 8gig of ram and a 560 GPU to get the best out of it. With such massive scale it’s a wonder Planetary Annihilation runs so well and it’s testament to the skill of the developers in nailing a true RTS god among men.

Planetary Annihilation Tutorial how to play Planetary Annihilation if you are a new player. Planetary Annihilation is a massive game and our Twitch Audience wanted a Tutorial on how to manage the first 10 minutes or so of the game play and base building. So what better than to get those viewers into a game of Planetary Annihilation walk through and show them the ropes. Planetary Annihilation guide is a massive scale RTS game that will see you fighting across planets and moons and using the same to cause massive damage. Planetary Annihilation has now launched and is available for everyone to play. — Watch live at http://ift.tt/1yAlKTA

Strife Review The NextGen Moba Accessible to all today we take a look at Strife a new MOBA that aims to be more accessible that game likes LOL or DOTA2. Strife has a few nice twists on the usual formula including a Deadlock breaking Giant Ape, Weapon crafting, personal courier and your own pet you level up between matches. Strife delivers a fresh take on the MOBA formula and it does it with style and ambition that is rarely seen. We were very impressed with Strife’s combination of gameplay and graphics they really nailed it!

Destiny is not a £500 Million Dollar game and let me tell you why, Destiny is a 10 year deal between Activision and Bungie and that changes things. The 500 Million is totaled over the life of the 10 year contract and certainly isn’t just for the first game nor does is that just for game development it includes everything that goes into Destiny from PR and Marketing to printing and distribution. Destiny is certainly going to be a massive hit but it’s not a 500 Million dollar game!

Elite Dangerous Preview & 10 Million Views today to mark 10 million views lets preview Elite Dangerous, Elite was one of the first games I ever played so seems fitting we take a look at it’s 2014 incarnation on a milestone day. Elite Dangerous offers you the chance to pilot your own starship exploring the galaxy and playing anyway you choose. Elite Dangerous is game that won’t hold your hand everything is up to you to learn including how to pilot your ship and even land at space stations. So far I’m loving Elite Dangerous it offers everything that has been missing in gaming for a while, huge scope, challenging difficulty and a sense of style rarely seen.

EE’s new PAYG 4G Pricing isn’t a rip off which in of it’self is news worthy, EE has decided to go after the PAYG market with aggressive 4G packages starting at just £1 a week. However the true value really kicks in on EE PAYG at £15 a month for 2 gig of 4G data, 500 Minutes and Unlimited texts. As deals go PAYG on EE is better value for money than taking out a EE contract.

Windows 9 Mini Start Menu all the chatter now is not of Windows 9 having a start menu but of it having a Mini Start menu. What could this mean? It’s hard to judge just from a naming convetion but I think it’s telling that Windows 9’s Start Menu has been granted the word Mini. Could it be that Windows 9 will return the start menu but not in the exact form we might of expected? Seems likely that Windows 9 would want to redevelop the way the Start Menu is used if they are forced to include it, a smaller vertical menu could help to keep a clean look but may also create a less useful more cluttered Windows 9 Start Menu. We will know more in a few weeks at the Microsoft Windows 9 event on September 30th 2014

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