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  • Borderlands fans get married during Gearbox PAX panel

  • Bedders 29/08/2015

    I've added the comma :-)

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  • EA Gamescom 2015 conference

  • Bedders 05/08/2015

    Tom Phillips is actually weeping right now. Reply 0
  • Bedders 05/08/2015

    Real time....composting? Reply 0
  • New World of Warcraft expansion to be revealed next week

  • Bedders 30/07/2015

    @crestedzulu I've given myself a final written warning. Reply 0
  • Bedders 30/07/2015

    @butcher8 I think we're going to jump back in when Timewalking unlocks again. Reply 0
  • Bedders 30/07/2015

    @TheMasterJeef That video was certainly one of the most fun things I've done in my five years on the site. Reply +2
  • The gamer's guide to the Windows 10 launch

  • Bedders 29/07/2015

    @JamesSwiftDay I've heard nothing along those lines. My understanding is that those who upgrade for free before July 29th next year won't need to pay for it at any point. I guess there'll be a paid release after that date.

    It's possible I guess that they could charge for non-critical services in the future but that's pure speculation on my part.
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  • The Amiga 500 in pictures and videos

  • Bedders 23/07/2015

    @jihon83 It's a nice idea, but I suspect that by the time we got a watertight agreement to do anything like this, the moment would have passed I'm afraid. Reply 0
  • Bedders 23/07/2015

    @TheDarkSide "EG seems to be the site of choice for old codgers."

    This is entirely correct. Welcome all.
    Reply +12
  • Bedders 23/07/2015

    @jihon83 You know he actually fired up his old machine this morning but his games are located elsewhere, sadly. Reply +3
  • Video: Five old WoW hands try to remember how to dungeon

  • Bedders 21/07/2015

    @PancakeWizard There are only two clusters of Timewalking dungeons at the moment - five from Wrath, and another five from TBC. Each Timewalking weekend alternates between the two sets. Reply 0
  • Batman: Arkham Knight walkthrough and guide

  • Bedders 26/06/2015

    @Boomerang Generally speaking, the longer a game's been out the less useful it becomes. When else to publish a guide if not when most people are playing it?

    As for pointless, it's a case of horses for courses I'm afraid. Lots of people like them, some people don't. Such is life.
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  • Bedders 26/06/2015

    @XbDf We are fortunate enough to be sent copies on other platforms so we can start the work, but that's the key thing: start the work.

    The review copy typically comes in further ahead of release/embargo, giving us and every other outlet time for their reviewer to play and write up ahead of publication. The other platforms - often but not always - come later, so you sometimes see other kinds of analysis after the game's come out. Again, it's not always the case, but often enough.

    As for the Face Off in this particular instance, it's coming very soon. I can't say exactly when, but soon.
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  • Bedders 26/06/2015

    @XbDf We only list our reviews for the platform we played the game on for the purpose of the review. It's been that way for as long as I can remember and is effectively whatever platform the publishers choose to send out to reviewers. We could list every platform, but that feels a little shyly dishonest, and problematic when issues like this happen.

    For performance analysis and comparisons between platforms, you have the ongoing Digital Foundry work.

    As for why there's a walkthrough up now, we all work on different types of content for different parts of the site. Batman's the game of the hour, so it shouldn't really be a surprise that this is the content coming from the guides section this week.
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  • Bedders 26/06/2015

    @Snail_of_the_century Zing! Reply +2
  • Diablo 3's Skeleton King and Monk announced for Heroes of the Storm

  • Bedders 17/06/2015

    @Water1111 This is some of the more interesting news that came out of last night's E3 PC show. I would probably still cover it even if it wasn't E3-related though, because I'm playing the game quite a lot and we've found some success covering things we know about.

    I'm afraid reality is a lot duller than conspiracy theories, which is of course why they're so appealing to some.
    Reply +7
  • Square Enix E3 2015 conference live report

  • Bedders 16/06/2015

    Amazing, it's like a Super Furry Animals gig. Reply 0
  • Bedders 16/06/2015

    I might book him to do my funeral. Reply 0
  • Nintendo Direct E3 2015 live report

  • Bedders 16/06/2015

    Here we go again Ninetndo, making games out to be fun or something. Reply 0
  • EA E3 2015 conference live report

  • Bedders 15/06/2015

    This is a bit like Kensington council pulling the plug on Bruce Springsteen early except the punters want an out. Reply 0
  • Bedders 15/06/2015

    It's so good, you'll only find it in one sports game. Reply 0
  • Bedders 15/06/2015

    To be fair I'm actually quite excited about the extreme golf stuff. Reminds me of my granddad's "Impossible Golf!" Christmas calendars. Simpler and impressive pre-Photoshop times. Reply 0
  • Bedders 15/06/2015

    I don't know how we'd keep up with coverage if it wasn't for the hockey-bomb. Reply 0
  • Bedders 15/06/2015

    If this was any crazier, I'd have to put my trousers on my head and call it a day. Reply 0
  • Microsoft E3 2015 conference live report

  • Bedders 15/06/2015

    Upgradeable robodogs. Yes. Reply 0
  • Bedders 15/06/2015

    @f311 2am BST Reply 0
  • Bedders 15/06/2015

    Well Martin I'm putting my money on Illumiroom. Reply 0
  • Live Oculus Rift pre-E3 conference at 6pm UK time

  • Bedders 11/06/2015

    Mandals. Respect. Reply 0
  • Bedders 11/06/2015

    They're....bangles? Reply 0
  • Bedders 11/06/2015

    I hope they close this with a word from the Hearthstone team. Reply 0
  • Bedders 11/06/2015

    @Sammoore That's Eve for you. You can't say they're not being faithful to the source... Reply 0
  • Bedders 11/06/2015

    The crowd went wild for that at Fanfest, let me tell you. Reply 0
  • Bedders 11/06/2015

    That's an Amarrian Avatar Titan-class warp-in, spaceship fans. Reply 0
  • Bedders 11/06/2015

    If this is the same clip from Fanfest, it's immense. Reply 0
  • Bedders 11/06/2015

    Hilmar's a bear of a man in person. Reply 0
  • Bedders 11/06/2015

    I can definitely still see it, even when it's on the desk. Reply 0
  • Bedders 11/06/2015

    Yep, definitely still looks like a toaster you put on your face and hope no-one walks in. Reply 0
  • Bedders 11/06/2015

    I'm really digging this Running Man-esque intro music. Are we in the future now? Reply 0
  • Flying mounts will be allowed in WOW's Draenor region after all

  • Bedders 11/06/2015

    @cheesyfiend Once you've done the meta-achievement on one character, all of the 90+ characters on your account will be able to mount up. Reply +2
  • Bedders 11/06/2015

    @drhickman1983 I'm largely in favour of it too.

    I always stuck to a PVE realm for my many years in WOW (to my regret sometimes) and the bit of me that likes the idea of being permanently grounded is probably just attached to some vague notion of wanting things to be how they used to be.

    I can't turn down the convenience of flying mounts these days - not least because doing gathering with Druid flightform is *amazing*
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  • E3 2015 guide - all the conference times and announcements

  • Bedders 11/06/2015

    @DizzyCriminal We'll try not to! Reply 0
  • Bedders 11/06/2015

    @ronorra Ah, looks we had a misunderstanding on that one and we will be live-texting it. Popping it in now. Reply +3
  • Heroes of the Storm: free hero rotation for June 9th

  • Bedders 09/06/2015

    @Ginryu No I think that's a bit of a stretch, and "interesting" is a very open term that applies to the great, the good, the bad, the terrible and the ugly of gaming. Reply -1
  • Bedders 09/06/2015

    @thisisatempaccount Thanks for your thoughtful post. I'm by no means saying we're infallible, but I can't think of a significant review or a news topic that we've not covered recently, and done so to standards we're happy with. We can't hope to cover everything, obviously - and we've never claimed to be able to - but our remit of the period you mention hasn't changed.

    If you still feel we don't cover the industry as you think we should do or have done in the past, then that's a valid issue and you should email us at the contact address. I think this is a separate issue from what's really happening here though.

    Something that's been said before, but is never really taken on board, is that producing this type of content does not detract from the core coverage we've produced historically in any way.

    No resources have been taken away from one side of the editorial team to feed another. If this type of article didn't exist, there would not be one single extra article of a different type in its place. It is entirely additive - it may not be to your taste, but it is to the taste of many others and it is not at the expense of what you want to read.

    I suspect the real issue is that people feel, for whatever reason, philosophically opposed to having this type of content on the site. Given that this reaction comes from an equally valued but much more vocal minority, I'm afraid it's just one of those things where you read what you want to read and you watch what you want to watch, just as you would in any other area of life.

    People kicked back and predicted the end of the world when we started video. Those who like it now, watch it. Those who don't simply get on with enjoying whatever they do like, just as they did in the past. In the same way that Ian streaming The Witcher 3 doesn't stop a review of another game being written, so it is in this case.
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  • Bedders 09/06/2015

    @Binba442 @Burton2000 To the best of my knowledge, no-one on the team plays those games. We cover games that we're playing and that interest us, and then hope that's reflected in the audience. It doesn't always happen that way, but I don't see how else you could really run a site. Comments are just one indicator of an article's worth and they tend to attract extreme opinions.

    @Sharz Feedback we've had elsewhere suggests this is a useful article for those considering dipping into HotS or are new to it - I suspect that's quite a lot of people right now. What's useful for one person isn't for another - such is life. Perhaps we won't find an audience for this update, perhaps it won't appear again. What we're not going to do is stop writing about what we find interesting and trying new things because people don't want to see it in principle.

    @MrBeens News, reviews, guides, features, opinion pieces - they all go into the same column. This is a guide. Take it or leave it, it's going up.
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  • The Witcher 3 walkthrough

  • Bedders 20/05/2015

    @greyarea78 I perma-banned them the minute I saw it but I'm sorry I didn't get there earlier.

    The fact is people can troll like that in any of our articles on the game if they wish, and there's sadly no way of auto-flagging when someone's being a massive, massive.....choose your expletive of choice.

    It made me very cross that that happened though. It's one thing to give the usual, here-be-spoilers talk for articles called walkthroughs, it's another to slap idiotic spoilers where people don't expect to see them - ie the comments.

    Please message any mod you see online if anything like this ever happens again.
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  • Bedders 20/05/2015

    @darrendawson Sorry for the delay in replying, it's been very busy around the launch.

    What you say really isn't how people use these things. They get stuck, they can't progress, and rather than abandoning an amazing game, they get a quick leg-up that would otherwise result in them walking away.

    How and where that point happens is very different for different people, and why the content is chopped up and flagged as it is. It lets you get in, find exactly what you want, then go back to enjoying the game.

    I don't think it's fair to deride people who want to see that other 199 hours of lovely content but can't get passed a particular hump. Perhaps they're simply not as good at games as you and I are. Perhaps life circumstances mean they don't have the time to bang their head against a clumsy bit of design for an entire evening, because they only get an hour to game every day - kids, work, whatever.

    The compromise here is a bit of help that allows them to see the rest of the game. Nothing I see in the usage of these guides suggests a denigration of the experience anything like what you're suggesting. I'm happy we give people this - entirely optional - help.
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  • Bedders 19/05/2015

    @MilkYMoO You joke, I probably would have if there was time for it. Reply 0
  • Blizzard announces Timewalking feature for World of Warcraft

  • Bedders 16/04/2015

    @Softie2k Shattered Halls and Black Morass are probably the big ones for me. I missed out on a lot of WOTLK though due to travelling, so there's some value in going through those at an appropriate level.

    I just hope they loosen up the feature a little down the road, and make it part of the general dungeon feature set rather than special events. Or at least allow pre-mades to do it whenever they want.

    I don't have time to raid these days but I would set up or join a full-time Timewalking/general 5-man dungeon guild in a flash.
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  • The best Xbox One games

  • Bedders 05/04/2015

    @adammiles Thanks for the spot Adam, I've swapped it out. Blame the pre-Easter rush. Reply +2