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  • 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!
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  • 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!
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  • 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 -2
  • 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
  • CaimDark 12/06/2014

    Like clockwork. And just in time for the post E3 traffic lull!

    I sometimes suspect the press secretly dreads the day when game developers defer to them on every decision and they had no more outrages (and I use the word outrage here in the loosest possible sense) to milk. They'd all be out of a job virtually overnight!
    Reply +1
  • "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?
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  • CaimDark 12/06/2014

    @SergeantRibena

    There was. About 25 press people were really outraged. Since press people apparently only hang out with press people, they reached the logical conclusion that EVERYBODY was outraged!
    Reply +10
  • CaimDark 12/06/2014

    "Eurogamer asked Amancio whether, in light of the reaction, he was tempted to change Assassin's Creed Unity."

    Videogame "journalists" have such an inflated sense of their own importance, it's always fun to watch them squirm when developers don't rush to accommodate their every whim.
    Reply +6
  • Bungie's date with Destiny approaches

  • CaimDark 05/05/2014

    Wait, Activision doesn't own Destiny, and still pumped all that money into it anyways? Damn, Bungie must have a silver tongue! Reply 0
  • Resolution boosted for Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare on Xbox One

  • CaimDark 05/05/2014

    This is nice and all, but if such a detailed analysis is necessary to really see the improved resolution and the extra details, you have to wonder how much gamers really see the differences between 1080p-720p without actively looking for them. Reply 0
  • Ni No Kuni has now shipped 1.1m copies

  • CaimDark 07/03/2014

    Yay! More! Reply +1
  • Risen 3 announced for PC, PS3, Xbox 360, due August

  • CaimDark 25/02/2014

    Saying that Black Forest "hasn't amounted to much" is rather harsh. They are less than two years old and already released the well received (and rather excelent in my opinion) Giana Sisters: Twisted Dreams. Reply +12
  • Down the replay rabbit hole

  • CaimDark 24/02/2014

    After all, Peter Jackson only needed nine hours to tell the whole Lord of the Rings. How many game narratives can honestly say they even get out of the Shire in that amount of time?
    Ouch, this is possibly the most pointless comparison I've seen this year, and that's saying a lot.
    Reply +1
  • CaimDark 24/02/2014

    This is a strange one, "highly replayable narrative-driven games" almost sound like an oxymoron to me, and I don't see how it could possibly work. Then again, maybe that challenge is part of the draw for a creative type like Levine, so if that's what he wants to try, more power to him. Reply 0
  • Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze review

  • CaimDark 17/02/2014

    And then there's me. I've played Nintendo games all my life, and while I enjoyed DKC Tropical Freeze, I can't help feeling saddened by it at the same time. DKC is becoming another Nintendo series where quality grows and importance shrinks with each faithful new instalment. Not all Nintendo's franchises have fallen into this pattern, but games like Tropical Freeze make me wonder whether they all eventually will, turning up to be damned by praise that appears fainter with every passing chapter.

    I'm confused.
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  • Should BioWare give up romances?

  • CaimDark 23/01/2014

    He knows there will be a day when the Dragon Age: Inquisition romances are out of the bag, and he knows not everyone will be happy, and that some fingers will be pointed and accusations hurled.

    "Yes, at that time, the conversation of why we even bother certainly can and will come up within the team."

    I would hope finger pointing, accusations and not everyone being happy doesn't cause them to stop making the things they like to make and, by his own admission, believe they are good at.

    If making everyone happy and avoiding any accusations are the goal, they might as well close up shop altogether.
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  • Microsoft warns Xbox One owners about backwards compatibility prank

  • CaimDark 09/12/2013

    Man, you'd really have to be an idiot to try this. Sure, I'm not a fan of Microsoft either, but to think the Xbone is compatible with 360 games and Microsoft simply chose to lock that feature because they are big meanies, please. Reply +2
  • It's decided: Torment Numenera will be turn-based

  • CaimDark 09/12/2013

    Why can't the game have both? "The solution may sound ideal," Saunders explained, "but it wouldn't really give anyone what they really want.

    If only more developers understood this simple truth instead of trying to be all things to all people.
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  • Ken Levine defends BioShock Infinite: Burial at Sea Episode 1's length

  • CaimDark 11/11/2013

    I don't buy the notion that quality/quantity is an either/or proposition, I like quality AND quantity, thank you very much. I respect Levine's choice (even if his movie comparison was, to put it mildly, ridiculous), and the last thing I'd want is for him to pad out the game unnecessarily to reach an arbitrary length.

    All the same, I also respect my decision not to pay $15 for 2-hour games. I just don't, period. Heck, these days I get most AAA games for less than that. I absolutely loved Bioshock Infinite, I was utterly amazed from start to finish and I'm really looking forward to take Booker and Elizabeth on a trip to Rapture. However, I paid $10 for the whole game and there's no way in hell I'm paying $15 for a two-hour DLC, but I'll be more than happy to play them when the two episodes are out and I can get them both for $10, or maybe even $15 since I like Bioshock so much.

    Do you also don't like paying top dollar for games or DLC that are too short? Then don't. It's as simple as that.
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