Community Chronicle: 06/07/14

The British Grand Prix starts right around… now, on a hopefully sunny summer afternoon. Unfortunately, after a poor judgement call in qualifying, our best hope for a British winner sits down in 6th place. That’s not to denigrate the excellent starting spot for Jenson Button and the potential for a podium finish, but it’s realistically only Lewis Hamilton who can snatch the victory from Nico Rosberg.

Fingers crossed, eh?

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We’ve an EA sandwich this week, starting off with the greatest controversy, where EA mistakenly started charging for demos on the Xbox One. Now, I know it’s easy to be cynical about it all, but I personally find it impossible to believe it was anything but a mistake.

Others aren’t quite so trusting, with Starman saying, “Given EA were the first to introduce online passes and the first to take the pee with DLC, I’m sceptical it was just an error. And I’m sure they mentioned something like this a couple of years ago.” and NotSmartEnough asking, “How could it be purely an error?”

Blarty countered by noting, “People also forget they were the first to get rid of them [online passes], and when they did it was simply all unlocks and online passes under project $10 were all made free even retrospectively.” So yeah, EA aren’t all bad, guys.

EA are the bread for our sandwich, but what could be a better filling that actual chicken? Warframe’s developer, Digital Extremes, is being bought up by two Chinese companies, Perfect World and Sumpo Food Holdings, the latter of which are known for chicken meat products.

Naturally, this brought out the punniest of people. 3shirts was certainly having fun:

  • Bought the company for some poultry fee, no doubt.
  • It’s eggcellent news for the developers.
  • I hope they don’t cock it up.
  • Omelette other people have their say now.

Plenty of others got in on the fun too, but I enjoyed and agreed with EditorGed’s witticism, when he said, “I wish them the breast of luck.”

Finishing off our sandwich, it’s back to EA, who followed up from the Battlefield Hardline beta with an explanation of some of the important things they had learnt and were going to change. Many seemed like common sense, but Tony Cawley took issue with the coming ability to nudge a vehicle that is stuck, in order to try and free it. “That’s mental,” he wrote, “EA are mental. What are they even talking about?”

Others, like gazzagb, gave their opinion on the game itself:

Nice to see a far more open relationship between developers and gamers, but I doubt I’ll be getting this unless the single player is something special. The multiplayer beta could have just been a mod for Battlefield 4.

That’s something I can certainly agree with, having been rather disappointed by the story and campaign in Battlefield 4. It’s a curious shift to the Cops & Robbers theme, but hopefully Visceral can create something interesting out of that.

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We’ll pick things up with R1MJAW this week, who grabbed himself the spruced up re-release of a classic game, Another World, and quickly brushed his way through to 100% of the trophies.

A longer term project will have been that of Avenger, who’s clearly been plugging away at Battlefield 3 for quite some time, but earnt himself possibly the most difficult one on the list. ‘Decorated’ demands that earn one of each ribbon when playing online. A daunting task, to say the least.

More eminently achievable were things like completing Final Fantasy IV, as Steelhead did, and finishing inFamous (possibly Second Son), as nouveller did. I’m somewhat envious of Eldave0, who got to play the gobsmackingly gorgeous Wind Waker on Wii U, and complete the game for the first time.

We’ll round this truncated section off by welcoming ron_mcphatty and smallville2106 to the PlayStation 4 family, as both received their diminutive black boxes this past week.


A inferior race has been busily tapping your latest trophies into his tables, and you can head over to page 2 to view the latest 2014 leaderboards.

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4 Comments

  1. Wow I can’t believe I’m top spot on this years table. Come on Lyts update your trophy lists.

  2. Just one trophy left for BF3 and that’s it, I have the platinum. Just one left for GT6’s platinum as well. Then there’s The Last of Us to shortly follow. Three platinums should give me a boost on the leaderboards.

    Completely forgot the British Grand Prix today, I’m gonna have to catch up on BBC iPlayer during dinner.

  3. Hi five Smallville, we’re no longer living in the past! Gotta be honest, I’m still warming to the PS4 and I’m not convinced its worth the money yet, it’s certainly not as versatile as the PS3 but it is very slick. I do love the Vita remote play, very smart stuff

    • Ooh handbags!
      I think the PS3 is very current, certainly very active amongst my friends list, but I know that your’e joking anyway lol

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