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  • Planetside 2's record-breaking battle was an eSports moment worth savouring

  • CaimDark 28/01/2015

    I'd love to savor it, but where can I find the video? Reply 0
  • Fahrenheit: Indigo Prophecy Remastered is coming to Steam

  • CaimDark 27/01/2015

    Lol,leave it to Eurogamer to go way, way out of the way to talk about Hatred in a completely unrelated story.

    The Hatred devs must be absolutely delighted by how perfectly the press is dancing to their tune.
    Reply +3
  • H1Z1 unplanned downtime stretches on

  • CaimDark 22/01/2015

    I'm still amazed that people are buying early access to a game that will be F2P when it's done. Reply 0
  • Alien: Isolation passes 1m sales mark after three months

  • CaimDark 22/01/2015

    Thats highly unfortunate, but perhaps not all that surprising. Colonial Marines was a massively hyped game that used underhanded marketing tactics to sell itself and effectively murdered the Aliens brand. I wonder how things would have turned out if Isolation had come before Colonial Marines, or at least if Colonial Marines hadn't scared so many gamers away. Reply 0
  • Japan's console market at lowest point for 24 years

  • CaimDark 08/01/2015

    @nectaris in immortal words of John Marston, change is only good if it makes things better. When someone dismisses concerns with "change is uncomfortable", what I hear is "I don't have a good argument".

    That said, I agree that there's nothing wrong with the scenario you describe, if only the delivery device changes but the games don't "go away", that's great.
    Reply +4
  • CaimDark 07/01/2015

    If such a drastic mobile shift ever happens in the West, it might be the end of gaming for old timers like me :( Not that I blame game companies, if there are simply too few people interested in the games I like for it to make business sense, it is what it is, but man that would suck!

    On the other hand, at the risk of being overtly optimistic, it might turn out to be a good thing if what we now call core games became niche again like they were in the 90s and early 00s. Back then games had no intention (nor were they in a position to do so) of trying to be all things to all people and hoping against hope that Grandma's Candy Crush addiction might lead her to try Dragon Age. There was also no bragging about how games are bigger than film, the biggest entertainment in the world, yadayadayada, there were just games made for the people who liked them and everybody in the business was super happy when their game sold more than a million copies and a game console 50 million units.

    The market will adjust itself, as usual. And if there are enough of gamers like me left that a company can sell 40 million dedicated game devices to and make games to that niche that break even at 500k copies and make good money at 1 million copies, I'm sure the market will fill that niche somehow.

    One can hope!

    Then again, why am I even worrying about that? Between the unplayed games in my backlog, games already released over the last 20 years that I want but still haven't bought and the ton of upcoming games in 2015 and beyond, I have enough games to carry me through 3 lifetimes lol! :lol:
    Reply +7
  • Rich Stanton on: GTA's growing pains

  • CaimDark 13/12/2014

    @tiny-boomer

    Holy shit dude. I'm not very fond of critics either, lately their arrogance has gone off the charts.

    But this comme of yours? That's at least twice as arrogant as anything I've ever seen from any holier-than-thou critic.
    Reply +2
  • CaimDark 13/12/2014

    @Skyclad society isn't misogynist. Society is sexist.

    These words aren't synonyms, though the ease with each the word misogyny is brought up so often suggests many don't actually know the difference between sexism and misogyny.
    Reply +3
  • CaimDark 13/12/2014

    Looking forward to critics losing their shit when GTAVI comes out and they find out Rockstar completely ignored them. Reply +5
  • Digital Foundry vs Watch Dogs on Wii U

  • CaimDark 26/11/2014

    "Is this the end of mature AAA multi-platform game development on Nintendo's console?"

    If they're going to be gimped ports that release months late and has the temerity to charge $60 when every other version has already been on sale multiple times, I hope so. I don't even know why Nintendo allows such releases on its platform. Even if the publisher refused to release a game on the Wii U unless it was on these terms (for god knows what reason), I doubt the bad press the platform gets when the game invariably tanks horribly and the field day the press has mocking the inevitable disaster and perpetuating the self-fulfilled prophecy that third party games don't sell on Nintendo platform is worth it just to have an extra game on the "third party" column.
    Reply -1
  • Assassin's Creed Unity's French Revolution blasted by ex-presidential candidate

  • CaimDark 18/11/2014

    "Left Party founder Jean-Luc Mélenchon disputed Ubisoft's portrayal of historical characters and events in its latest Assassins-versus-Templars adventure."

    Did anybody tell him Assassin's Creed is a videogame, not a documentary?
    Reply +21
  • Assassin's Creed: Unity, Far Cry 4 and The Crew in UK Steam no-show

  • CaimDark 07/11/2014

    I'm in Norway. When I first saw the news I checked and the games were indeed gone from my Steam. But now I just logged in and was promptly greeted by a reminder to pre-order Unity. Far Cry 4 and The Crew are also back. Reply 0
  • Watch Dogs has shifted 9 million copies

  • CaimDark 30/10/2014

    In general I'm always pleased when games succeed even when I don't personally like them, especially when it's a new(ish) IP like Watch Dogs.

    That said, I admit I'm not particularly thrilled at the idea that all it takes to create a super hit is glitz, manufactured hype and marketing money.
    Reply +15
  • ESRB: In Dragon Age: Inquisition "fellatio is implied"

  • CaimDark 25/10/2014

    Pre-ordering now. Reply 0
  • Dino Crisis is Shinji Mikami's forgotten gem

  • CaimDark 20/10/2014

    @Humperfunk I'm in Europe and bought them from the U.S PSN. It's extremely easy, just make a U.S psn account, an Amazon account with any valid U.S address and buy the PSN cards with any international credit card. Reply +1
  • CaimDark 20/10/2014

    Great games back then. But wait, there was a third game? Never heard of it! Probably for the best.

    I bought both games recently in a psn sale, and this piece made me want to play them sooner rather than later!
    Reply 0
  • Resident Evil: Revelations 2 is a cautious step forward for Capcom's troubled franchise

  • CaimDark 19/09/2014

    I never thought I'd see the day a franchise whose last game sold over 6 million copies would be introduced as a "troubled franchise". Reply +16
  • Why we need more developers like Zoe Quinn

  • CaimDark 30/08/2014

    Would your support for that selfishness extend to content you'd dislike or even find abhorrent, or is it only desirable if it results in games that say what you want to hear? Reply +1
  • Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare not coming to Wii U

  • CaimDark 21/08/2014

    I love this explanation, it makes it sound like this particular decision was a "judgement call", while everything else is decided by a coin toss. Reply +1
  • Snake moves with the times, Lara doesn't

  • CaimDark 16/08/2014

    "It's not just hurtful for gamers, it doesn't seem like good business"

    I think it's more accurate to say it's bad business for Microsoft, good for Square Enix. Microsoft is most likely giving them enough money and shouldering enough of the marketing duties that the risk of Square losing money on this game is pretty much zero. And, and they still get to sell the game to everyone else after 6-12 months.


    "bringing Snake to Valve's platform (if not PC) for the first time."

    That makes no sense. It's like saying it's coming to PSN (if not Playstation).

    "
    Reply +3
  • Sony is being sued for Killzone failing to deliver "native 1080p" multiplayer

  • CaimDark 07/08/2014

    @Arsecake_Baker EA first pretended nothing happened and tried to "make amends" by allowing people to give them even more money a week early with DLC, then they backed down and offered the game they'd promised after the suit. Amazingly, quite a few braindead corporate worshippers were against the lawsuit because "who cares about BF 1943 when you can play BF3", as if that was the point. Reply 0
  • CaimDark 07/08/2014

    While the $5 million figure is ludicrous, if Sony did lie about the resolution (I don't know if they did, I didn't follow this game), I'm glad there is someone out there with enough time and money to take them to court, at the very least it sends a message to the industry. Reply +1
  • Dead or Alive 5's Bath and Bedtime DLC could be its creepiest yet

  • CaimDark 05/08/2014

    I've never played this game, but if bedtime and bath time costumes are the "creepiest yet", the rest must be super tame. Reply +4
  • Thailand military junta bans Tropico 5

  • CaimDark 04/08/2014

    @kangarootoo Maybe you're right about the first point, but you completely missed the second one. Of course they care about people playing the game, so much so that they banned it. Bans being ineffective as they are in the Internet age, they shoot themselves in te foot by getting more people interested in it Reply +1
  • CaimDark 04/08/2014

    I don't know what's more amusing/depressing, that these dictatorships don't know how ridiculous and backwards they look to the outside (and possibly inside) world with these bans, or that they don't realize that banning a game, and the publicity that comes with it, makes tons of people who might otherwise have never even heard of it go "holy shit, if the government banned this, I gotta see what's the big deal!". Reply +15
  • When too much is not enough

  • CaimDark 27/07/2014

    I've backed 6 projects in total, all from big-name or at the very least experienced developers. I think the first, Wasteland 2, is due to be delivered this year. I barely follow my projects, I literally just fire and forget.

    BUT BUT BUT If you only support "brand names" and nostalgia, cool young developers with original ideas will never get their chance! You're part of the problem!

    To which I say if you want to bet on inexperienced developers with big ideas but little real world experience when even very experienced developers struggle to properly manage wildly successful kickstarter, like Double Fine, more power to you, but I don't think Kickstarter should be expected to double as a development school. Certainly not with my money!
    Reply +1
  • Sony will box Freedom Wars for Europe because fans asked

  • CaimDark 22/07/2014

    Now let's see if all that asking translates into buying. Reply +1
  • A few extraordinary pledges secure Areal Kickstarter success

  • CaimDark 21/07/2014

    I love that they say at first they thought the letter was fake "because we're Ukrainian". Naturally that's the only reason a letter from "Vladimir Putin" would be fake, right?

    Borders on absurd? Eurogamer is too kind!

    So they just raised a ton of money from two backers and will now collect the money from the "successful" campaign? Good for them! Bad for the legitimate backers though, not that I'll shed any tears for that level of stupidity.

    It's very simple. Apparently there are roughly $30k in pledges from misguided fans. Areal, however, won't see any of it if thw campaign fails. So now they pledged the rest, either from their own pockets or with help from friends.

    Once all is said and done and all the middlemen havw collected their dues (kickstarter, amazon, etc), they still pocket over 20k. Not bad!

    Expect to see minor updates for a time, culminating in a "heartfelt" apology that despite their best efforts they were unable to achieve their dream because this and that, but they're super grateful for everyone who believed in them.

    I don't blame them. If I was a scammer, I too would be super grateful that there are so many suckers in the world.
    Reply +12
  • You've got male

  • CaimDark 19/07/2014

    What the flipping heck? I get that this is now Eurogamer's response to the weekend lull, but a little consistency would be nice. Reply +1
  • Kickstarter-funded Yogventures canned, backers given Steam key for another game instead

  • CaimDark 17/07/2014

    It amuses me when people expect refunds from failed Kickstarters when Kickstarters fail because the developers ran out of money in the first place. Reply +3
  • CaimDark 17/07/2014

    Welcome to the world of publishing, guys! You fund a project, sometimes it doesn't work out and the money you spent is gone forever.

    Personally I only back projects from established names so that "lack of experience" isn't an extra risk.
    Reply +7
  • Blurred lines: Are YouTubers breaking the law?

  • CaimDark 17/07/2014

    How pathetic is it that in an otherwise interesting look at potential corruption among youtubers, who let's not forget threaten websites like Eurogamer, Eurogamer feels compelled to go out of its way to point out that allegations of corruption against websites like itself are "usually unfounded". Defensive much? Reply -3
  • If Star Citizen hits $50m its developers will create alien languages

  • CaimDark 16/07/2014

    They have so much money now they have to make up ways to spend it. And the money keeps rolling! Seriously, who the hell are the people who keep throwing money at a crowdfunded project that already raised nearly 50 million?!? Reply +2
  • Blizzard challenges itself to create more diverse heroes and content

  • CaimDark 11/07/2014

    OMG they even got to Blizzard! The cancer that's killing gaming is everywhere now, we're all DOOOOMED!!! Reply +1
  • Wii U version of Project Cars out in 2015

  • CaimDark 11/07/2014

    Oh boy. Reply 0
  • "It's not historically accurate!"

  • CaimDark 07/07/2014

    @bobomb you mean the one who was fired and is currently suing Ubisoft? Reply +2
  • CaimDark 07/07/2014

    Now imagine if every game from now on set in medieval Europe had to pretend women then were like women now because... you can jump from really high up into a pile of hay and defeat 10 swordsmen at once, obviously it stands to reason that recreating medieval society more or less like it was is absolutely unacceptable.

    Please.

    On the bright side, developers will continue to blissfully ignore the likes of Eurogamer, we'll still get medieval games that actually look medieval, and Eurogamer and its ilk will keep having an easy way to boost ad revenue.

    Everybody wins!
    Reply +6
  • NIS America Europe online store launches with "ridiculous prices"

  • CaimDark 02/07/2014

    It's bad enough with nominal euro-dollar parity, but nominal pound-dollar parity is pure facepalm.

    Are those NIS games available on the U.S PSN? If so, you can easily download them from there. That's what I do.
    Reply +2
  • CaimDark 02/07/2014

    @Pythonidae it wouldn't be unreasonable if prices in Europe were around 20% higher than in the U.S due to the higher taxes, but 40-50% more, as is usually the case, is ridiculous. Reply +2
  • The Witcher: Battle Arena is a F2P MOBA for mobile

  • CaimDark 01/07/2014

    Oh god, even you CD Projekt?

    I mean, sure, there's a ton of money to be made on mobile if you make it big, and MOBAs are trending right now, so by all means, go ahead and have a go at the mobile MOBA pie, I just wish you didn't prostitute the Witcher brand like that.
    Reply +5
  • BioWare's first "fully gay" male party member in DAI

  • CaimDark 01/07/2014

    @Widge When real people are very interested in you in real life, they don't wait for your say so to make their move, and don't necessarily stop when you shoot them down the first time. Reply 0
  • Crytek UK exodus sparks concern over Homefront: The Revolution

  • CaimDark 24/06/2014

    You mean going all in the F2P craze wasn't the best of ideas?

    Shocking.
    Reply +49
  • Don't judge Far Cry 4 by its cover, says game director

  • CaimDark 24/06/2014

    God, I hope Far Cry 4 is "racially insensitive" or has plenty of insensitivity in general just to see the self-righteous press squeal. The press's desperation for attention has reached such ridiculous heights that it's not even enough for a game not to be racist, it also can't be "insensitive", which is code for "it has to be sensitive to my own demands".

    PS: I'm a brown guy from South America. This necessarily means that my opinion on this issue is worth more than that of the white Europeans who write at Eurogamer. At least that's what Eurogamer and others like to imply.
    Reply +11
  • LOL: Riot offers new hires a pay-out to quit

  • CaimDark 20/06/2014

    10% of the salary? Unless someone already has a new job locked down, it's a meaningless offer. Reply +29
  • Editor's blog: I am sexist

  • CaimDark 19/06/2014

    For once, an article about gender issues that is about actual issues, not ridiculous clickbait like the freaking gender of the hostages in Rainbow Six.

    Some poor examples of sexism notwithstanding, congratulations for admitting out loud something most of us don't want to. I'm sexist too. I think of myself as a progressive supporter of gender equality, and I do think I live up to that somewhat, but I also recognize I'm not immune to societal and cultural influences, whether I like it or not, especially when I was raised in an extremely sexist region. I've consciously rejected all (or most at least) those sexist values, but at some level they stick, and it's extreme difficult if not impossible to rid ourselves completely of such inbred influences.

    I would like to point out, however, that the gender equality activism does itself a disservice by focus entirely on men. You wrote: women know that the average man is sexist. True, but do they recognize that the average woman is just as sexist? Because that's also true.

    Just pay attention to the way your female friends speak and act, to the comments female reporters make in rape cases, to what female judges say and decide in rape cases, to the way women conform to gender roles, etc etc. I could go on forever. Perhaps most of all, consider that, thanks to these same gender roles, children are still overwhelmingly raised by the mother, who often raise sexist children!

    This isn't meant to say "women do it too, why are only us poor men picked on", though I'm sure that accusation will come up. I'm just trying to point out that it will be extremely difficult to truly change our sexist culture as long as women don't also recognize their own sexism and keep helping to perpetuate it.
    Reply +5
  • Sleeping Dogs HD spotted for PC, PS4 and Xbox One

  • CaimDark 16/06/2014

    Anyone else thinks it's ridiculous that a remastered version of a game that was HD to begin with (incredibly good looking HD too, at least on PC) Is being called "Game HD"? Reply +3
  • These are the platforms you can play FIFA 15 on

  • CaimDark 16/06/2014

    I wonder when the press will recognize that EA's "unprecedented partnership" will Nintendo fell through before the Wii U even launched and there was more than "just business" involved. Reply +12
  • Far Cry 4 "almost" had female co-op characters

  • CaimDark 12/06/2014

    Come on, Eurogamer. Milking the same damn thing twice in a matter of minutes? At least try to pretend you have some professionalism. Reply +24
  • Assassin's Creed Unity is a backward step for progressive games

  • CaimDark 12/06/2014

    @vert1go the big rush of announcements and hype sure is. Reply 0
  • "I understand the issue, but it's not relevant in Assassin's Creed Unity"

  • CaimDark 12/06/2014

    @melnificent

    Out of curiosity, who are "we" exactly?
    Reply 0