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  • Advertising Standards rules No Man's Sky Steam page did not mislead consumers

  • BigDannyH 30/11/2016

    @SonicUk BTW - I've got no issue with people being annoyed and not liking NMS or Hello Games, it's just the legal action bit that's silly. Hence why the financial loss is relevant. Reply +1
  • BigDannyH 30/11/2016

    @riceNpea Nice! (+1) Reply 0
  • BigDannyH 30/11/2016

    @SonicUk

    When you are taking legal action, the amount of money you have lost is one of the main considerations. I'm not sure what else you would be taking legal action against a videogame company for? Mental distress?

    I honestly don't know what planet some gamers live on.
    Reply +9
  • BigDannyH 30/11/2016

    @spamdangled

    I find it hard to believe that anyone who comments on Eurogamer can claim to be unaware of what sort of game NMS was going to be like.

    Wilful ignorance.
    Reply +11
  • BigDannyH 30/11/2016

    @spamdangled

    Firstly - The cost of a videogame is not an expensive lesson. Learn it, don't make the same mistake again.

    Secondly - I knew for about a year before release that NMS was a procedurally generated space exploration game. There were articles everywhere. Who was surprised when they bought the game and found that out?
    Reply +5
  • BigDannyH 30/11/2016

    @swisstony I know, humanity!

    I'll give him the benefit of doubt and assume he's being sarcastic.
    Reply -1
  • BigDannyH 30/11/2016

    People need to start taking responsibility for their purchases.

    If you got mislead when buying something big like a house or a car, then by all means take legal action.

    If you choose to spend 40 on a piece of entertainment that you end up not enjoying, suck it up.
    Reply +3
  • Marvel vs. Capcom 4 reportedly due out 2017

  • BigDannyH 29/11/2016

    I hope this does happen, more to watch the pros than play it myself. The level of creativity you see from MVC3 players is really impressive, but I find it crazy intense to play.

    It has odd pacing too. There seems to be so much happening on screen at any given moment, you get tagged and then your opponent gets to show off their combo for quite a while until they either KO your character or drop in a reset and start again. Once they KO someone, you then have to deal with the mix-up on entry of your next character to avoid starting the whole conbo-train all over again.

    It feels way more frantic and unfriendly to beginners than SF, but it's awesome to watch. Was so good watching the weekly tournaments when MVC3 first came out and it felt like you were seeing new tech all the time.

    If they'd not had the licensing issues for UMVC3 and were able to patch it a bit and introduce new characters, I think it'd be the No.1 game at most fighting game tournaments still. Never seeing 75% of the cast and a Doom on 90% of teams gets a bit old.

    You know he's underpowered when there's a Marvel game and nobody picks Spider-Man!
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  • Street Fighter 5 mod puts Overwatch's Sombra in the game

  • BigDannyH 28/11/2016

    Ultra David tweeted the other day that Blizzard could probably come out and dominate the fighting game genre whenever they wanted. Having recently picked up Overwatch, I'm inclined to agree.

    I'm assuming he's referring to character creation (Overwatch proves they don't need to rely on WoW characters, fully capable of creating new ones) and the ability to keep people coming back for more. It seems so obvious to put loot boxes into SFV containing icons, colours & costumes. They're already in the game but the unlocking system is terrible, very little incentive to play other than personal improvement and ranked points.

    Also, things like victory poses, taunts, intro animations etc. All things that could be added to loot boxes.

    They could implement loot boxes with levelling up different characters. Allow you to buy boxes with fight money. Have tavern brawl type events each week where you get a loot box. Arcade-style matches where you both play as a random character in a mirror match.

    Yeah, they'd need to spend time making loot, a lot of which would need to be given away for "free". But it would boost the player base and goodwill towards the game. People will play a lot for the loot!
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  • Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare Legacy Edition - the one that includes Modern Warfare Remastered - down to 50

  • BigDannyH 24/11/2016

    Are gamers finally voting with their wallets? So many games struggling to sell! Reply +2
  • Street Fighter 5's latest stage banned from Capcom's own tournament because it's too distracting

  • BigDannyH 23/11/2016

    Why was the beach level banned?

    I thought it might cause the game to stutter slightly, which is pretty poor. Although, if it is due to the water being distracting then that's a load of bollocks. It's annoying as it's a good looking stage.

    The plane one is fun but obviously distracting.
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  • FIFA coin hacker convicted of defrauding EA out of $16m

  • BigDannyH 17/11/2016

    @SupremeAC I take your point about failsafes, but I imagine they have to straddle the line between giving out too many coins or halting the system continuously.

    We all know that when systems are too heavy-handed they end up locking everyone out.

    Leaving themselves some wiggle room also leaves gaps for the shady bastards to exploit.
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  • Watch Dogs 2 review

  • BigDannyH 15/11/2016

    I don't know why half the commentators even come to this site if they dislike it so much. Reply +1
  • Where's our Watch Dogs 2 review?

  • BigDannyH 14/11/2016

    Why do people have a problem with what EG have done here?

    I read this as "the game appears to currently be broken, therefore we're holding back our review". They've told me it's broken, so I won't be buying it immediately.

    They've also hinted that it might be quite good, so I can see why they've not reviewed it.

    I'd have been more annoyed to buy a broken game based on good reviews than have to wait for a review that better reflects the quality of the long-term product.

    I feel like EG, for the sake of their audience, are hurting themselves by not publishing bang on embargo. Yet they are still not being appreciated by their readers.

    Why do people want games to be trashed immediately when there's a possibility they might be running well in a couple of days?
    Reply +8
  • Dishonored 2 launch sales down 38% on Dishonored

  • BigDannyH 14/11/2016

    Well, if Bethesda are happy to make the websites wait for review copies, I guess they'll be happy to wait for us consumers to buy our copies.

    In all honesty, I reckon this game will do well in the long run. Interesting time to launch it though, I feel like it might have sold better if released at a less busy period.
    Reply +10
  • Why are some PS4 Pro titles running slower than base hardware?

  • BigDannyH 11/11/2016

    I still think counting pixels is a bit of a mug's game.

    Ideally we'd have awesome looking games running at 60 FPS in 4K. But, in reality, developers don't have unlimited time and consoles need to be priced competitively (so can't have the power of a 4,000 PC).

    The thing is, everyone knows a consistent frame rate and a good art-style / lighting affects is all we need. I'd take a pretty and smooth game in 720p over a bland looking game that stutters at 4K.
    Reply +11
  • Arkane looking into Dishonored 2 PC performance complaints

  • BigDannyH 10/11/2016

    @TimmishMcgraw Awesome, thanks.

    I kinda upgraded for Doom, which my old card struggled with, but I also wanted to take my base unit apart and change my graphics card for the first time. Was surprisingly easy!

    I really should take it out for a proper test drive!
    Reply +1
  • BigDannyH 10/11/2016

    @ghuk thanks, I'll check them out. Reply 0
  • BigDannyH 10/11/2016

    @Sober-Si Thanks, exactly what I was after.

    Will have to take the plunge and buy my next big game on PC!
    Reply +1
  • BigDannyH 10/11/2016

    @dominicwhite

    Hi, as you sound like you know what you're talking about, can I ask your opinion on what I may be able to run using my graphics card?

    I upgraded to a GTX 970 earlier this year (largely to get Doom running well) as it was reasonably priced and seemed to review quite well. Now I'm never sure whether to get new games on PC or console.

    I'm not too bothered about having the best possible experience, but I find most PS4/XB1 games run quite smoothly and I'm worried I'll buy a new game on PC and my card just won't be up to it. Most of my Steam liabrary are less graphically intense indie games.

    Basically, am I stupid to think that, just because Doom ran ok, games like Dishonoured might also run well on my GTX 970. Not ultra settings, just not naive to think it'll at least be playable.
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  • New Street Fighter 5 stage lets you fight on the wings of a flying plane

  • BigDannyH 09/11/2016

    Played on this stage last night, was really off putting but also awesome.

    Guaranteed to be immediately banned from the Pro Tour.
    Reply +4
  • Sony PlayStation 4 Pro review

  • BigDannyH 07/11/2016

    Food review guys.

    If I could trade in my PS4 + 100 I'd probably treat myself to an upgrade. But I just cannot bring myself to pay 250 when I've never had an issue with how games run on the current PS4.
    Reply +9
  • Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare launch sales down nearly 50% on Black Ops 3

  • BigDannyH 07/11/2016

    I'm not surprised to see sales falling since its peak around MW2, it's got more competition. Not just in the FPS genre but also in team multiplayer in general.

    I'd say Battlefield and CSGO were their biggest competition, but Overwatch will have stolen the part of the audience that enjoy MP shooters but aren't gun nuts.

    Also, while not necessarily the same core group, the rise of the Mobas will have had an impact.

    Sounds like they're still selling well enough to justify the annual releases, but they're no longer as big a deal as they used to be.
    Reply +6
  • The big list of PS4 Pro-enhanced launch games

  • BigDannyH 03/11/2016

    @FuzzyDucky you know, you've gotta unplug all the wires, find the box etc.

    I think I should have disclosed that I'm a lazy bastard.

    Just checked and no great deals I can see anyway.
    Reply +8
  • BigDannyH 03/11/2016

    I'm very interested to see the take up rate of the pro.

    On one hand - people like to have the most powerful console, so I think it might do ok.

    On the other hand - surely only people with 4K TVs will appreciate the difference.

    I upgraded my TV a few months back (had a voucher from work) and I did actually opt for 4K. But I'm still not convinced about getting the Pro. Partly as it seems like a hassle to trade in the PS4 etc.

    Although just writing that sentence has made me realise that it wouldn't be that difficult.

    I think I've just convinced myself to at least check the trade in deals available...
    Reply +17
  • Green Man Gaming says sorry for sending out broken Titanfall 2 and Battlefield 1 keys

  • BigDannyH 31/10/2016

    Never sure how these Steam-key things work. You read articles about places selling keys for games being fraudulent or laundering money for crims and it leads me to stay away. But I guess the alternative is a monopoly for Valve.

    I've no beef with Valve, but monopolies are never good.

    I guess for these games Origin is an alternative, but are there other community benefits to using Steam? And, if there is, perhaps they've earned the right for you to buy directly from them.
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  • Slayer Shock review

  • BigDannyH 31/10/2016

    The review did a good job of getting me interested, but I seem to have missed something explaining what sort of game it is. I'm not even sure if it's 2D or 3D.

    I get the feel you go out on missions and return to the central hub and there's itinerary decisions, which sounds a bit like Darkest Dungeon. But then there's stealth, which could be 1st person?

    I'll have to watch a video when I'm not at work.
    Reply +5
  • Is being bad at games really so terrible?

  • BigDannyH 29/10/2016

    @retr0gamer I agree. In all things in life, the more time you spend doing things, the better you'll be at them. Football, maths, playing the guitar, videogames.

    Some people seem to think Messi was born doing kick-ups or Jimi Hendrix was knocking out riffs the first time he picked up a guitar.
    Reply +4
  • BigDannyH 29/10/2016

    Most videogames aren't sports.

    I think there is a lot of value in getting ex-pros to analyse sports, they're experts. But, even then, a little charisma goes a long way.

    Most games are entertainment. A lot have great characters and narrative, in which case a good writer will be a better critic than someone with a good CoD K/D.

    Other games, like MP shooters, are mechanic based. I can see how having someone who's good at them could offer better critical analysis in a review, and most websites will have a go to reviewer for those types of games.

    Personally, EG is my first reference for all reviews. I'm not saying I rush out and buy every game they whack a badge on, but their reviewers are very good at explaining what they do or don't like in a game. That rarely involves being good at the game.
    Reply +5
  • Dark Souls 3: Ashes of Ariandel review

  • BigDannyH 29/10/2016

    @Creamysmooth thanks mate, good to know the PC version runs well.

    Suddenly getting into Dark Souls has really given me a mountain to climb. Really can't complain though, I'm spoilt for choice!
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  • BigDannyH 28/10/2016

    @Creamysmooth Yeah, it's definitely a case of multiple quality options, all of which are massive games.

    I started playing DS as I could download it free on the XB1 (must've been a freebie one month on 360 - crazy value). Not sure if it's the backwards compatibility or just how the game runs, but can get choppy at points.

    Does anyone know if the original runs well if purchased through Steam? I'm sure it'll be reasonably priced at some point but I seem to remember being told it needed mods to run well, but I'm a little concerned I'll bugger the game up if I download mods.
    Reply +2
  • BigDannyH 28/10/2016

    I'm beginning to understand why people jump around between Souls games. Mainly because they're huge!

    Played Bloodborne when it came out last year and loved it, but wasn't really tempted by the DLC (I'd moved on by then).

    However, I started playing Dark Souls for the first time a few weeks back and, even though I wasn't too far in, saw DS3 on sale and picked it up. Now I'm 10 hours into that and for some reason have the urge to pick up the Bloodborne DLC.

    I'm also thinking I perhaps didn't appreciate Bloodborne properly the first time, so considering another go with a guide.

    Why can't I just stick to one game at a time? I'm usually really good at that.
    Reply +7
  • Street Fighter 5 sales grind to a halt as community calls for revamp

  • BigDannyH 28/10/2016

    I thought the PC version was supposed to be the best version?

    I think they definitely released a half-baked package, but the basic 1-on-1 fighting, including the net code, has been really good from day one.
    Reply +1
  • Nintendo refuses to say whether Switch has a touchscreen

  • BigDannyH 21/10/2016

    Even as a lapsed Nintendo-er, as a fan of the Vita, I'm game for this.

    I don't think it needs a touch screen or media apps, much as the Vita doesn't really need either, although I'd be surprised if it didn't.
    Reply +4
  • Doom's free update today adds a score-attack Arcade mode

  • BigDannyH 20/10/2016

    Somewhere along the line, they seem to have accidentally made an awesome single-player game while someone in charge thought they were making a multiplayer monster.

    To be fair, I haven't tried the multiplayer, so for all I know it's as great as the campaign. I can imagine a horde mode being fun.

    Also, I imagine take-up rate of DLC in MP focused games have a higher attachment rate. I often find I don't have the urge to pick up the DLC for SP games I've really enjoyed, I've often moved on by then.

    To be honest, a Wolfenstein style expansion a year or so later feels about right. Don't claim it's a sequel, so you get some leeway in re-using assets. Maybe try something a little different, keep it short and price it accordingly (15).
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  • Dark Souls 3 patch will adjust the game's "poise" stat

  • BigDannyH 18/10/2016

    @jabberwocky 150 each!

    Not gonna lie, I went straight to howlongtobeat.com to see what I've gotten myself into. Sounds like you're a completionist when it comes to Dark Souls.
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  • BigDannyH 18/10/2016

    @jabberwocky cheers.

    That's one helluva convoluted Dark Souls journey you went on!
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  • BigDannyH 18/10/2016

    @StollenSpider Thanks.

    I think that's where I am at the moment, continue playing the original which I gather is the "must play" game in the series.

    I get the impression that people in general aren't as fond of DS2 but DS3 gets the thumbs up. I'll get DS3 on the wish list and grab it next time it's on sale. I feel like the original game might keep me busy for a while (it seems huge!) so no rush. My only concern is I'll be souls'd out by then ...
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  • BigDannyH 18/10/2016

    @Rogueywon What's been the general reception for DS3? Positive?

    I'd not played a Souls game until this weekend (noticed Dark Souls on my XB1 - 360 backwards compatible list, must've been a freebie one month) and it's got its teeth in me. Not sure whether to stick with it or jump to the more polished looking DS3.

    I've played through Bloodborne and really liked it, I think that opened my mind to give Dark Souls a go. I expected not to like the Souls combat as much, but I'm quite enjoying the methodical pace.
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  • Mafia 3's in-game statement on its depiction of racism

  • BigDannyH 07/10/2016

    Not played the game but I agree with the message.

    If handled correctly, showing racist behaviour can definitely play a role in telling a story.

    I really hope this game is mature and sensible in its storytelling.
    Reply +2
  • No Man's Sky subreddit shut down, community erupts

  • BigDannyH 05/10/2016

    I don't really understand how this has become such a big problem.

    I read EG every day and listen to a few gaming podcasts. So a gamer, but not particularly hardcore. I got the impression early doors that NMS wouldn't be everyone's cup of tea and was perhaps being over-hyped.

    I would say almost every person who has gone on reddit is a way more serious gamer than me. How are all these people so surprised and shocked by how NMS turned out?

    I'm sure there were plenty of less serious gamers who got a little deceived by the marketing, and they probably realised they made a bad call and with swallowed the 40 error of judgement or traded it in.

    I don't judge people for spending 40 on a game that didn't turn out how they expected, we've all learnt that the hard way, but some people's reactions are, to put it politely, disgraceful.
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  • Street Fighter 5's Urien is making people knock themselves out

  • BigDannyH 27/09/2016

    @GarlVinland
    He's not feeling too bad ATM, but it's early days.

    The reflector uses his V-meter. Means he can only create two per match and only after he's taken a bit of a beating.
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  • Street Fighter 5's stages just got a lot better

  • BigDannyH 23/09/2016

    Good game, I think people have been hyper-critical about it.

    I think Capcom themselves will be hurting most from the lack of single-player options at launch. I think they, like most of the long-term SF players, underestimated how many people will buy the game simply to blast through arcade mode with all the characters.

    Although I never write-off the possibility of a vocal minority hurling criticism around in this modern era.

    More concerning for us long-term SF players is the amount of negativity towards the game amongst the pro players. It feels like it's a balance patch or two away from being fully appreciated at that level and I feel Capcom have ham-strung themselves a little by appearing to refuse to patch until the end of the Pro Tour season.
    Reply +5
  • Report: Oculus Rift creator Palmer Luckey secretly funded pro-Trump meme website

  • BigDannyH 23/09/2016

    So, the Oculus was created by a pillock who has let his money go straight to his head.

    Can't say I'm surprised to learn who he's voting for.
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  • Capcom addresses concern around controversial Street Fighter 5 DLC

  • BigDannyH 20/09/2016

    Capcom seem to be trying to run before they can walk.

    This DLC format is similar to something DOTA has done, right? But DOTA is free to play to start with and hugely popular.

    I feel like Capcom really wanted to try the F2P route but bottled it. Understandable, as I'm not sure it is the right path for a 1-on-1 fighter, but they seem to be trying to ask for money up front and incorporate some of the F2P mechanics. Has to be all or nothing for me.

    To clarify, I love SFV, but I know it's not perfect. Fight money has been a mess. It's not easy to introduce an in game currency that can be used instead of real money. I guess they're learning as they go though.

    I wonder if it will go F2P in the future? Will pass a lot of people off, even though they've probably only spent 30 and the result will be more people to play against, which is always good!
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  • British FIFA YouTuber charged with promoting gambling

  • BigDannyH 19/09/2016

    Sounds pretty shady.

    Hopefully the authorities are getting involved to protect the kids, not just so they can get a piece of the pie.
    Reply +23
  • BioShock's fascinating but inescapable failure

  • BigDannyH 16/09/2016

    @captainT

    Agreed. This article did seem to be telling us all "you know that thing you like, here's why you're wrong".

    Nothing's perfect in this life. Let's at least enjoy the good stuff rather than analyse them to death.
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  • Every PlayStation 4 to be made HDR capable via a patch

  • BigDannyH 08/09/2016

    I know people claim they can't tell the difference between 30 & 60 frames per second, which I can never understand as it's obvious when a game or video I s running at 60, but I can't really believe I'd be able to tell if a game has HDR without a side by side comparison.

    For the record, I don't think games need to run at 60 FPS, a solid 30 is usually fine, I'm just saying I can tell.
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  • The state of video game TV

  • BigDannyH 05/09/2016

    @Miyamotosan

    You should try the Eurogamer YouTube channel, definitely less screaming on there (until they play Overcooked).
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  • BigDannyH 05/09/2016

    I think this article drops a few hints as to why YouTube is better at videogame "TV shows". The fact they have script writers referring to joypads and disparaging digs at "people screaming at Five Nights at Freddie's". With the money and skills required to make a broadcast TV show comes a lot of different opinions and a lot of people who don't really know what they're talking about.

    Thankfully Ellie's there to put them straight and seems to understand what they're up against.

    While I agree that watching people scream at jump-scares won't cut it on TV, that's not the only thing on YouTube. There are loads of content producers making tons of thoughtful & funny videos all the time and, while they may not have production teams polishing it all up, they have the advantage of knowing & caring about the subject matter.

    I often get the impression that TV producers think they know what people want, whereas YouTubers tend to make what they themselves want. If that happens to make other people laugh, then they tend to rise to the top.
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