Checkpoint: “Is it a bug?” Edition

Checkpoint: “Is it a bug?” Edition

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I don’t believe I’ve ever used an walkthrough for a new game as frequently as I do with The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt. I’m not looking up quest solutions because I can’t figure out what to do, I’m looking up quest solutions just in case things are bugged and I am wasting my time. Unfortunately, most of those checks turned out to be negative and I just missed an obvious clue but the two times I verified bugs were keeping me from completion planted the seeds of doubt in my mind. It’s an unfortunate annoyance that continues to plague this game so many months after launch.

However, I still enjoy it and will continue to drive to the game’s conclusion. I guess you can say it’s a testament to the game’s quality that I am able to forgive all these little issues.

The Witcher 3 is my sole focus at the moment but I don’t know if I will be able to wrap it up before Halo 5: Guardians arrives. The Master Chief’s latest adventure will give me another reason to use my Xbox One for more than watching Blu-rays.

Oh and I stopped playing Mario Maker but not because I don’t like it, it’s just that I feel like it’s one of those titles that will always be there.

Battlefield 4 PS4 MP Report #1

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Everything written in this Eurogamer summary of the Battlefield 4 situation is true. The game still has its share of game crashes, lag spikes and other bugs that are unbecoming of a release of its caliber.

Is the game playable? What’s there to like or not like about it? Is it really just Battlefield 3.5? Here are my answers

Is Battlefield 4 (PS4) playable?

Yes and no.

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Checkpoint: Service Interruption Edition

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QSF5 was down for a few days after the site’s host suspended the account. It was temporarily renewed but I’m in the process migrating to a new host. During that service interruption a number of things transpired.

Battlefield 4 is playable… sorta?

DICE and EA decided to move ahead on their map pack plans despite the fact Battlefield 4 is still a mess across all platforms. If they wish to make amends and not garner more votes for “America’s worst company” for the third straight year, they should give the Second Assault map pack to all players for free.

Along with new content, stability and bug fixes continue to trickle through in the form of client and server side patches. On the PlayStation 4, there’s less lag and far fewer crashes. Unfortunately the single player campaign still has a save corrupting bug that keeps me at bay. I know Battlefield games aren’t known for their single player campaigns but it’s just sad knowing that all aspects of this game are plagued with issues.

Still, the games I managed to squeeze in with my brother and friends have been enjoyable.

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