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  • Looking to the Horizon: how Guerrilla moved on

  • Cobalt_Jackal 31/07/2015

    Killzone 2 is one of the best FPS's ever made imho. I absolutly loved it. Its a shame they dumded it down, COD'ifed & ruined the series with the next two games. But still KZ2 is an overlooked, underrated masterpiece.

    I hope Guerilla can regain their mojo with this new game. Looking forward too it.
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  • PlanetSide 2 review

  • Cobalt_Jackal 06/07/2015

    Does anyone know how do you earn alot of CERTS?. Im lost on that front.

    But you know i think its a good game in small doeses. I just find it too lacking & repetitive to hold my interest long enough. The fact it doesn't explain itself very well or guide new players into the game doesn't help either. Plus i find too often enemy & friendly are very hard to tell apart making things needlessly annoying.
    Reply -1
  • Reddit drama prompts gaming boards to shut themselves down

  • Cobalt_Jackal 03/07/2015

    Nooooo r/massivecock is down too :(~. But r/foreskin, r/guyfeet & r/gaybrosgonewild are all up... so its all good :p.

    No but I think we're perhaps witnessing the decline of reddit. Like Digg before it, nothing lasts forever(esp on the web) as they say. Something new will take its spot eventually.
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  • Star Wars Battlefront alpha leaked, mined for information

  • Cobalt_Jackal 02/07/2015

    Hot garbage! : /. Reply +2
  • Shuhei Yoshida on saving The Last Guardian and PS4 in Japan

  • Cobalt_Jackal 27/06/2015

    These corporate types are often high functioning pyschopaths, thus they can appear very charming/friendly/one of the guys etc on the surface. BUT don't be fooled its infact all part of the act..thier mask to hide thier true warped, $$$ obsessed, physcopathic personalities.

    I'd be very cautious, very weary of people like Shuhei Yoshida and his ilk. Just incase.
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  • Mass Effect: Andromeda trailer scanned and analysed

  • Cobalt_Jackal 26/06/2015

    My biggest concerns regarding Mass Effect: Andromeda are...


    1. I just hope Bioware aren't gonna follow the Ubisoft template(like many open-world games nowadays. Its become the defacto standard). But going that leak n the trailer it seems they have. So im expecting shalllow, streamlined, filler fetch quests up the whazoo. Also i bet things like mmo style, checklist-y, icon-fest, automated gameplay mechanics where you collect shedloads of widgets and explore large, lifeless maps full of lacklustre encounters and locations which all play the same, just like DA Inquisition. The actual story will, like DAI be 5% of the total. Expect loads of spaces caves with 3 rooms and a load of space goblins over and over again.
    I hope they understand what Mass Effect was about and don't loose that essence. Don't strip it away(like in ME3).


    2. Multiplayer overshadowing singleplayer. Now im not a fan of Multiplayer, i don't like the current trend of every traditionly singleplayer game including it. Despite what they say i think it does lead to a diluting of & of a taking away of resources that could otherwise been put to the singleplayer. I just don't want MP to ruin my SP.


    3. Lack of interesting lore and the ditching of what we knew & loved.


    4. Bigger is better, Quantity over quality. It sounds like to me they're going for biggness again. I just hope in going for this huge scope they don't loose the sight of the detail, richness & intricacies. That we don't end up with a game that's as wide as an ocean but as deep as a puddle


    5. Poorly implemented exploration and the idea that the Mako and simply driving around on a barren rock is "exploration". There's much more to exploration than just that. I hope they don't skimp on the cultral exploration too.


    6. Auto-dialogue and further dumbing down of the conversation options.


    7. Mac Walters(whose a top, good character writer but nothing more) being the creative director and Halo 4's lead writer heading up ME:A.

    8.After Dragon Age: Inquisition I have a concern about Bioware losing its focus somewhat by going overboard with the exploration, and not having the time or resources to create meaningful content for all the explorable maps they created. Sometimes less is more, and I hope with ME:A that the team has the story content determine the size of the game universe, rather than the game universe itself being the main priority.

    9. I hope that the exploration is not poorly implemented + the idea that the Mako and simply driving around on a barren rock with long windy paths is "exploration"... I hope the ME:A team bring more to the table than that. There's much more to exploration than just that imo.

    10. That they take the Rockstar/Bethesda/Just Cause 2 open world way on this. It'd be most unfortunate and a wrong move to have a game which is again as wide as an ocean but as deep as a puddle. Style over substance etc. Bigger is (not) better, Quantity over quality: To me it sounds like to me they're going for biggness with this next installment. I just hope in going for this unprecedented breadth & scope they don't loose the sight of the focus, cohesion, smaller detail, richness & intricacies.

    11. Black n white choices with a lack of nuance/shade of grey & consequences.

    12. Side quests which are rubbish. Look too Mass Effect 2(the pinnicle of the series imo, and the Witcher 3) to see how to do side content right.
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  • DICE: why Star Wars Battlefront AT-ATs are on-rails

  • Cobalt_Jackal 26/06/2015

    Waited over a decade for this ffs!...:(:mad: Reply -2
  • Video: DICE talks Mirror's Edge Catalyst multiplayer and open world

  • Cobalt_Jackal 17/06/2015

    Why does everything have to be open world and once singleplayer only games have to now have multiplayer these days? :/. Im fucking tired of it, stop ruining my singleplayer for fuck sake!!:mad: Reply +2
  • Just Cause 3 release date confirmed for December

  • Cobalt_Jackal 16/06/2015

    I hope its not as wide as an ocean but as deep as a puddle. Too many open world games with huge maps often suffer from this. Reply +4
  • Fallout 4 gameplay… lots of it

  • Cobalt_Jackal 15/06/2015

    Please have good writing/dialogue/serious decision making with consequences & actually interesting non-fetchy side quests this time Bethesda. Reply +4
  • Bethesda E3 2015 conference live report

  • Cobalt_Jackal 14/06/2015

    I've got meh beers and nibbles ready...bring it on! Reply 0
  • Samsung Galaxy S6 review

  • Cobalt_Jackal 14/06/2015

    @Sammoore Aah ok. So what is the best phone for my budget(£60-100)?. Reply +1
  • Cobalt_Jackal 14/06/2015

    Due to my financial situation i'll be getting a Motorola Moto E as my phone. Im just wondering is this a good choice for my low budget range?. Reply +2
  • Metal Gear Solid 5: A phantom battle waged by the vanished

  • Cobalt_Jackal 09/06/2015

    I played Ground Zeroes today(got it from PS+)...and i gotta say i loved it. The gameplay just felt right. Not to mention the graphics, animation, Snake's shapely, purt, beefy butt(and the lovely barefeets too..just sayin' ;)~. But it all looks n moves so realistically), sheer detail & sound/music: All top notch. Can't wait for Phantom Pain...bring it on i say! :). Reply 0
  • A closer look at Fallout 4's high-res screenshots

  • Cobalt_Jackal 05/06/2015

    The graphics look more than passable. The lighting & sky in particular look rather beautiful. Though tbh its not graphics im concerned by. Bethesda games have never really graphical powerhouses. What concerns me is things like the writing, making the huge world feel alive/the cities lived in and not just an empty, souless themepark, meaningful decision making & the combat etc...Those four things are where Bethesda have traditionally struggled, where thier games have been severely lacking. If they don't rectify them i won't be buying.

    So Beth please get some good writers(get Obsidian to do the writing). Im just tired of Bethesda's shitty dialogue, rubbbish, non-engaging cardboard characters & lack of real decision making with consequences. Also the combat needs to be greatly improved as mentioned. And the world...I think Bethesda's games have increasingly been as wide as an ocean but as deep as a puddle. Fix that for Fallout 4 please. Its simply not good enough anymore.
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  • Fallout 4 is real and it's being revealed tomorrow

  • Cobalt_Jackal 02/06/2015

    Please get some good writers Bethesda. Im tired of thier shitty dialogue, rubbbish cardboard characters & lack of real decision making. Reply -3
  • FIFA 16 features female national teams for first time

  • Cobalt_Jackal 28/05/2015

    @riceNpea "My daughters play competitive football and I've yet to see a good goalie. Pro level isn't much better judging by the last tournament I watched bits of on telly"...

    You don't tell that to your daughters do you?. Or have you?...if so how did they react?.
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  • BioWare turns 20 today

  • Cobalt_Jackal 22/05/2015

    How the mighty have fallen :/.
    Its sad to think a company that gave us all time classics & excellent RPG games such as Bulder's Gate, KOTOR, Mass Effect, Mass Effect 2(their best game thy've made imo, and arguably the greatest game of all time. Its certainly up there. Its one of the best science fiction universes ever created too imo)...could have fallen to such low depths. EA have destroyed what was once Bioware. They become a husk, a shell of thier former selves. Bioware is Bioware in name only these days sadly.
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  • Spider senseless: The plight of the arachnophobic video game player

  • Cobalt_Jackal 13/05/2015

    @PurpleShurple That little spider is rather adorbable. Reply 0
  • Cobalt_Jackal 13/05/2015

    I once had a Giant House Spider(that's its actual name) walk right past my face as i was lying down. Like it was right up close in my face i could see the hairs, eyes, colour marks, the size(i didn't even know spiders in the uk could be that big) etc all in detail. Lets just say i made a noise i didn't know a guy could make XD~. But in games i don't mind spiders much tbh. Reply +2
  • Star Wars: Battlefront will feature 12 multiplayer maps

  • Cobalt_Jackal 05/05/2015

    For (sadly) a MP only game 12 is not enough. Also if there's only 4 planets that means multiple ice/snow(hoth), dessert(tattooine), volcanic-y(sulist) & forrest(endor) maps. Quite monotonous, bland & repetitious in environments. Again sounds like it's gonna get boring fast with such a pathetic lack of variety(Its Star Wars ffs.. where's my Bespin, Corouscant, Deathstar, Nar-Shadaar, Artus Prime, Yavin, Kejim etc). Im not confident for this game. Reply 0
  • Probing the latest Mass Effect 4 leak

  • Cobalt_Jackal 20/04/2015

    Is Ubisoft making this game or what?.

    I mean to me it sounds like a mixture between Dragon Age Inquisition & Assassins's Creed 3 in terms of sidestuff. Sounds like alot of mmo style, checklist-y, grindy bloat n busywork...
    Also I was hoping for a more contained story in which you're not the savior or guide of humanity, but just someone who is important within the pocket of the more personal and contained story within the universe. But people love space jesus stories it seems so I never really had my hopes up.

    Its just i find anything that ends with "....fate of humanity" is an automatic turn off. I understand that this is an RPG, but i wish for once some one would go: "uh, why are we entrusting the future of our planet to this one guy? why can't we vote?" RPG are about making important decisions, but important decisions don't always involve balancing the fate or a race or a planet.

    Lastly i wonder how they'll be generating these hundreds of planets. I'd rather explore a dozen highly detailed areas than a hundred, copy n paste samey ones. Its disappointing that the kodiak shuttle isn't there either, and only 7 crew members..that's not enough imo. Plus more unnecessary multiplayer :(.
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  • Star Wars Battlefront is more than just a big budget Battlefield mod

  • Cobalt_Jackal 18/04/2015

    I don't believe them. I mean from my POV...From the details released it just seems like a rush job, lazy cash grab by DICE/EA. Like how can you not have space battles in a Star Wars Battlefront game. I remember how in Battlefront 2 you could fight in space and even board ships to disable the enemies starship from inside etc(shields, engines and more etc). The scale and scope was immense for the time:




    That was 2005, And yet in 2015 we apparently can't have that. What a joke. So much for progress. How can you have a Battefront game without space playing a huge roll?. Battlefront 2 had it, this one should two, there's no justification for not including it. Its laziness, half-assed-ness on DICE/EA's part imo. Not to mention how this will be DLC'ed n "premium packed" up the bum. I called it a whie ago on how all the content we got in the originals would be ripped out & charged for + how the game would be nothing more than a Battlefield re-skin. Plus its MP only(i doubt they charge less for the game though), no prequel era either(why not include both?. Again the previous games had both. Just more stripping back to charge later im sure). What about the seemless space combat to planetary surface combat which Free Radical were working on before they went under, but why can't DICE do something with that?. Anyway im out. Battlefront 3...It could've been something :(. I hope it bombs, this game deserves too.
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  • Star Wars: Battlefront has 40-player cap, no campaign

  • Cobalt_Jackal 17/04/2015

    No Galactic conquest single player or space battles then?(how can you not have space battles in a Star Wars Battlefront game. The second game had it over 10 years ago, FFS!) :(. Just MP only... I knew it, this game is nothing but a Battleield 4 re-skin. Im saddened, but not surprised. Im done with this game tbh, that and all the ripoff DLC this will have equals me not buying. I hate where gaming has gone. Reply +5
  • Star Wars Battlefront playable "first on Xbox One"

  • Cobalt_Jackal 14/04/2015

    With regards to star wars: battlefront 3... personallly once i heard it was going to be an fps im concerned it'll nothing more than a Battlefield 4 re-skin. Also knowing EA are behind it i bet we'll get nowhere near as as many maps as we did in Battlefront 1 & esp 2(it'll be charged for in map packs(they've ruined many a game imo)). Plus things like space battles/ship boarding, movie scenarios, more factions for galactic conquest/galactic conquest itself(we'll probably get a shitty, short, highly scripted singleplayer campaign in its place), more classes(previously unlocked as one played) etc...i bet all those things will also be taken from the game and charged for via ripoff, bullshit DLC.

    Im highly spectical. Battlefront 3 doesn't excite me tbh. EA's & DICE/Danger Close's track record has been awful lately. I've gone off the boil, well have to wait n see i guess. But it doesn't look good imo :(.
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  • Star Wars: Battlefront teaser points to full reveal next month

  • Cobalt_Jackal 27/03/2015

    @bad09
    I agree with ya. IDK why you were negged. Once i heard it was going to be an fps im concerned it'll nothing more than a Battlefield 4 re-skin. Also knowing EA are behind it i bet we'll get nowhere near as as many maps as we did in Battlefront 1 & esp 2(it'll be charged for in map packs(theyve ruined many a game imo)). Plus things like space battles/ship boarding, movie scenarios, more factions for galactic conquest/galactic conquest itself(we'll probably get a shitty, short, highly scripted singleplayer campaign in its place), more classes(previously unlocked as one played) etc...i bet all those things will also be taken from the game and charged for via ripoff, bullshit DLC.

    Im highly spectical. Battlefront 3 doesn't excite me tbh. EA's & DICE/Danger Close's track record has been awful lately. I've gone off the boil too, well have to wait n see i guess. But it doesn't look good imo :(.
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  • God of War 3 Remastered announced for PS4

  • Cobalt_Jackal 20/03/2015

    This generation is turning out to be utter shite, arguably the worst gen yet. Oh and i loved GoW 3, but im done with the series now. Its not like it evens needs a remaster as it still looks/runs great. So, sooo lazy. Reply 0
  • World Bank exec discovers son spent $4500 on FIFA packs

  • Cobalt_Jackal 18/03/2015

    The World Bank are utter scum. They've brought untold death, deprivation & destruction to countless hundreds of millions if not billions of people all over the world/developing world especially. The world bank(and the anhorrent system it reprents)are part of the overall problem not solution to our species biggest struggles. My brothers & sisters imo i think we need to stand up and break free from our chains, remove thier suffocating stranglehold from around the neck of the world.. launch a global movement a revolution against him n his ilk/what he reprents.

    But i feel soooo sorry for this corporate agent of neo-colonialist, enslaver of nations n its 99%'er peoples.. agent of destruction... i feel so sorry for him, NOT!. Idiot, pay attention to what your son is doing next time. Its called responsible parenting.
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  • Eurogamer readership survey 2015

  • Cobalt_Jackal 02/03/2015

    @udat I had to click the "18-25" box. Im in my prime, look out world! ;).

    No but I did the survey, nice n quick. Im glad to of been of service EG.
    Reply +1
  • Eurogamer has dropped review scores

  • Cobalt_Jackal 11/02/2015

    Interesting. Reply 0
  • Video: The Witcher 3 is the Game of Thrones of video games, and here's why

  • Cobalt_Jackal 31/01/2015

    @Defecationqueen This is austerity Britain afterall~. But Mmm crusty, funky & salty. Delicious depth of flavour your homemade protien concoction has i bet. Reply -5
  • Cobalt_Jackal 31/01/2015

    @thomaslivingston Agreed. I feel the same way about the Elder Scrolls games too. I mean sure these games are fantasy...BUT that fantasy is based around real European Celtic/Early Medieval/Middle Ages history, culture and folklore. America has no part of that, thus american accents jarr and feel out of place in such a setting. I mean could you imagine the LOTR films with US accents?, it just wouldn't work as you noted.

    But with regards to fantasy genre games i often think American accents cheapen them n make it feels tacky, breaks immersion and also like the devs/pubs are half-assing it, like they couldnt be bothered to do it properly/authentically. Plus most of these devs are american & the games are designed with the American market in mind first, everyone else second, so they probaly don't even notice etc~. It just annoys me somewhat. Its not that difficult to get the right accents for such a setting.
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  • PlayStation 4 has sold 18.5m worldwide

  • Cobalt_Jackal 06/01/2015

    The PS3 still is more useable & has more features, which is a joke tbh. The PS4 leaves alot to be desired. Both hardware & software/feature wise. Its a half-assed console made on the cheap & rushed to market. Reply -16
  • Ubisoft polls public on future Far Cry settings

  • Cobalt_Jackal 05/01/2015

    Deep space. Reply 0
  • Editor's blog: Merry Christmas!

  • Cobalt_Jackal 24/12/2014

    Its been a disappointing year for games has 2014 AD imo. So here's hoping 2015 AD is much better. Oh & of course merry christmas to all my fellow EG'ers. Eat, drink and be merry. I wish all you guys & girls out there all the best in the ongoing journey that is life. Have a good one :). Reply +3
  • Student-made Ukip parody game upsets Nigel Farage

  • Cobalt_Jackal 22/12/2014

    Persenally i think as we are a small island nation, we cannot support so many recent eu & non-eu immigrants who come here with all thier cultural baggage & not wanting to intergrate, but live in their own neigbourhoods entirely seperate. Its slowly & gradually leading to the balkanisation of England and an erosion of a shared culture, history & values, plus it puts ever more strain on services/infrastructure, plus it also means lower wages for all due to the cheap surplus of labour(its what the capitalists want, tis one of the many reasons we have to move away from our current neo-liberal capitalism system).

    Now im not a UKIPPER or fan of Farage & his fake man of the people act when he's just as much a part of the establishment & a thatcherite, tory nutter as the rest of them (i've very left wing views on most other issues), but the fact is on immigration he has a point. Its been too many to fast. It has to stop. Its common sense at this point really. Imo i think we need an immigration policy similar to Australia or Japan. Where you can only come here if you are highly qualified & or have skills we need.
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  • Elite: Dangerous review

  • Cobalt_Jackal 22/12/2014

    Hey Mr.Braben if your reading... A PS4 version will do nicely thanks. But now this the kind of games i wish console devs were making instead of mindless FPS's or lame indie 2D side-scrollers all the time. So here's hoping for a ps4 version at some future point. Reply +6
  • Judge allows lawsuit over Killzone Shadow Fall's 1080p graphics to proceed

  • Cobalt_Jackal 18/12/2014

    What about Bethesda & Skyrim on PS3?. Surely that's more deserving of a lawsuit. Reply +3
  • Rich Stanton on: GTA's growing pains

  • Cobalt_Jackal 13/12/2014

    The dumbed down, unrealistic arcadey shitty physics & how its all style over substance take me outta the game too. Reply -23
  • Today, Sony is selling PS4 20th Anniversary Edition consoles for just £19.94 each

  • Cobalt_Jackal 10/12/2014

    @kinky_mong I wouldn't want to live in London personally anyway. Its a rude, overpriced, over-crowded hellhole and an English/British city in name only. No thank you. Your welcome to it. Reply -1
  • Bethesda shows glimpse of The Elder Scrolls Online's console version

  • Cobalt_Jackal 05/12/2014

    @Some_Goats Yeah i am. Me and my body are gonna be getting better acquainted ;). You?.

    But on topic to little, to late im afraid. TES online just doesn't interest me. Bethesda are wasting their time releasing this on consoles imo. The game just isn't that good either.
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  • Grand Theft Auto 5: deconstructing the remaster

  • Cobalt_Jackal 29/11/2014

    The driving physics & general physics are still dumbed down crap though, a bit of added eye-candy doesn't impress me. Reply -13
  • Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire review

  • Cobalt_Jackal 27/11/2014

    COD, Fifa, Ass Creed, Pokemon...Same shit, different year. Reply -3
  • BioWare's brilliant Dragon Age: Inquisition sex scene

  • Cobalt_Jackal 21/11/2014

    @riceNpea Its a thing ones smartphone is very good at finding for you ;). Reply 0
  • Grand Theft Auto 5, one year on

  • Cobalt_Jackal 20/11/2014

    Idk bout anyone else, but it really disapppoints me how the visuals have been upgraded but the physics model is exactly the same as last-gen. I mean shooting & driving(esp the driving physics. Every car feels the same) in first person really highlights even more how awful & arcadey the physics are. They're truly crap. The dumbed down, unrealistic physics model breaks the immersion. Ruins the game imo as everything else tries so hard to be realistic, there's alot of atttention to detail but then you get in a car or try to deeper interact with the world and it all falls apart. The illusion is shattered. I just wish they gave us a choice. I find myself taking taxi's everywhere.

    I don't like how there's hardly any enterable buildings/interiors either. Again it makes the world feel like a theme-park, very superficial & souless, it feels all style over substance imo. Im not impressed by this game tbh. Leaves alot to be desired.
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  • GTA 5's next-gen grass compared

  • Cobalt_Jackal 19/11/2014

    Fuck the grass...Fix the shitty physics R*. Reply -11
  • Video: Six things first person mode brings to GTA 5

  • Cobalt_Jackal 19/11/2014

    Shooting & Driving(the driving physics esp suck) in first person really highlights even more how awful & arcadey the physics are. They're truly shite. The dumbed down, unrealistic physics model breaks the immersion. Ruins the game imo. Reply -19
  • Performance Analysis: Grand Theft Auto 5

  • Cobalt_Jackal 18/11/2014

    The driving & physics are still crap btw. R* have upgraded the visuals but left the physics in thier original dumbed down state. It stands out & jarrs even more now with the added detail & realism in the visuals & presentation. Not impressed. Reply 0
  • Grand Theft Auto 5 review

  • Cobalt_Jackal 18/11/2014

    The driving & physics are still crap btw. R* have upgraded the visuals but left the physics dumbed down. It stands out & jarrs even more now with the added detail & realism in the visuals & presentation. Not impressed. Reply -1
  • Face-Off: Assassin's Creed Unity

  • Cobalt_Jackal 18/11/2014

    Still not as bad as Skyrim on PS3. Reply -2