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  • Super Bomberman R for Nintendo Switch costs £50, Konami says

  • Derblington 19/01/2017

    Once it drops another £35 I'll bite. Reply 0
  • Nintendo Switch's bundled Joy-Con grip doesn't charge controllers

  • Derblington 16/01/2017


    The console does come with straps:

    Reply +18
  • Derblington 16/01/2017

    It's not really any different to the Xbox One Play and Charge kit being sold separately. They seem to be trying to copy MSFT's monetisation of online and accessories quite closely, just as Sony did with PS Plus.

    However, it could do with being £15-20 instead of almost £30.
    Reply -20
  • Surreal sailing adventure Sea of Solitude picked up by EA

  • Derblington 09/12/2016

    EA don't own the company. Reply +6
  • Super Mario Run only playable with an internet connection

  • Derblington 09/12/2016

    I was going to buy it for my Flight back to the UK. Probably won't bother at all as a result of this - I don't mobile game very often. Reply +30
  • Starbucks may have just spoiled a big Pokémon Go update

  • Derblington 06/12/2016

    I don't understand the 'don't release it 'til spring' mentality?

    You still venture outside to do things in winter - going to work/school, going out in the evenings, seeing friends and family, walking the dog, etc. You may not go out for 3 hour walks specifically to hunt but there are still numerous possibilities to catch pokémon.
    Also, come spring, they will still be available to hunt properly, and those you already have you can work on evolving.
    Reply +8
  • Lara Croft Go leaked for PlayStation 4, Vita

  • Derblington 01/12/2016

    bought Hitman Go PS4 yesterday for £2.50. Was wondering when TR and Deus Ex were going to arrive. Reply 0
  • Overwatch's new Oasis map is now live on the Public Testing Realm

  • Derblington 30/11/2016

    No, D.Va only has one. You can't do the self-destruct without already having a mech suit, and you can't choose which one you use. They're intrinsically linked.

    Symmetra has two separate ultimates. You choose the one you want to use.
    Reply +2
  • How to configure gaming HDR on Samsung 4K TVs

  • Derblington 29/11/2016

    "...but correctly configuring HDR is not exactly simple."

    4 settings isn't simple? Granted, it's not plug and play but it's not exactly hard.

    I'd argue that if you have put no effort into understanding what HDR is nor how it works, but you've gone and bought one of these TV sets without knowing how the tv might work, you're probably a bit of a fool. The information really isn't difficult find across multiple sites on a very quick Google of your model number.
    Reply -11
  • Lego City Undercover is getting a Nintendo Switch port

  • Derblington 22/11/2016

    Hmmmm. I have this unplayed, along with loads of other WU exclusives. I was going to make time to play through them before the Switch launches but I may just get rid of the lot and play whatever ports to the PS4 there, and then grab the rest on the Switch. Reply 0
  • Pokémon Go is getting a special Thanksgiving event

  • Derblington 21/11/2016

    For these kind of events they could afford to offer 4x and still have people grinding out the levels by the end of it. Reply 0
  • Face-Off: Skyrim Special Edition

  • Derblington 05/11/2016

    No I haven't. Put some time into Oblivion but didn't love it, so passed on the sequel. For whatever reasons, I'm tempted to try it out at this point in time.
    Reply 0
  • Derblington 05/11/2016

    I own all platforms.
    I'd rather witness and understand the developers design intentions, and shortcomings, personally. Playing the best things doesn't always teach you the best rules.
    I have nothing against mods, I just have little interest in using them.
    Reply +2
  • Derblington 05/11/2016

    Mods don't interest me in the slightest, regardless of what they add or improve. I'm more interested in the intended experience. Reply +2
  • Be advised: Titanfall 2's multiplayer runs much deeper than the original

  • Derblington 24/10/2016

    It's one of the Boost powers that have replaced the Burn Cards, I think, so you only get it for a limited use after earning it. It was shown in a recent trailer for the game, so it's definitely in.
    Reply +4
  • Derblington 24/10/2016

    The smart pistol is still in the game, it's just not a kit weapon choice.
    Generation levels are great, imo, if you're the kind of player that likes the experience of ranking. It's a constant carrot. If not, you never need to interact with them and they cause absolutely zero harm.
    Reply +7
  • Panasonic DX750 ultra HD 4K TV review

  • Derblington 15/10/2016

    There's no lag in Game mode with HDR active. EG got it wrong originally and keep repeating themselves.
    Reply +6
  • Derblington 15/10/2016

    "When we went looking for a 4K TV for HDR gaming, our options were limited, with most displays either locking out game mode when high dynamic range content is fed to the screen or simply not displaying HDR correctly. At the time this ruled out most of Samsung's excellent 2016 models..."

    You're still sticking by this, even though it's been proven on every TV review site that digs into the settings and by owners of the models in question that your original article was wrong?

    "Right now, there are few choices for those looking for a display with low input lag for HDR gaming"

    Except for all of the Samsung 2016 ranges.
    Reply +25
  • You can play as a pigeon in Battlefield 1

  • Derblington 14/10/2016

    I'm genuinely amazed as to why this has it's own article. Reply +5
  • Here are your Battlefield 1 PC system requirements

  • Derblington 20/09/2016


    You'll be good on one map at least then.
    Reply 0
  • Verdun review

  • Derblington 02/09/2016

    Unexpected, yes, but not unexplained or unpreventable. The event still needs to be conveyed so that it can be learnt from.

    "Run around like a headless chicken COD style" is "peeking your head out of a trench and immediately dropping dead", is it?

    You took the comment the wrong way, it's ok to admit it.
    Reply +8
  • Derblington 02/09/2016

    There's no specific complaint about the cam being missing or that the game actually requires one.
    However, if you're going to remove the tools to enable the player to understand how and why they die you better make it clear through the death experience itself - that's the complaint around frustrating, almost unexplained deaths.
    Reply +1
  • Abzu review

  • Derblington 02/08/2016

    Absolutely kid friendly.
    Reply 0
  • Xbox avatars will get wheelchair option

  • Derblington 05/07/2016

    Yeah, the faces are terribad.
    Reply -5
  • Inside review

  • Derblington 29/06/2016

    Sure, and I'd agree that it is the way the games are received - indies generally aren't given the same weight as a AAA title and are more of an enthusiast interest.
    Reply +2
  • Derblington 29/06/2016

    Well, you agree to an exclusivity period when the deal is made, so time passing doesn't affect anything.
    MSFT just seem to be going for very short term exclusivity on some 3rd party titles, which cause people to question them on all of their 2nd party deals.
    Reply -2
  • Derblington 29/06/2016

    I don't argue that I prefer my PS4 to my Xbox One. I preferred my Xbox to PS2 and X360 to PS3. I'll swap around each "generation" depending on what user experience I prefer. I play all the games that interest me, regardless. You can pick the bias that you want to label me with - I've made it pretty easy so you can go whichever way takes your fancy.

    Outside of the studios that MSFT own, we really don't know to what level of exclusivity the titles will hold (which in terms of AAA releases is literally 3 franchises). It largely works the same way for Sony too, though they don't seem to be chasing these 1 year deals which serve to confuse the audience (to the point that MSFT are being queried about exclusivity deals when they announce titles).

    I'd certainly be willing to bet that Inside will land on the PS4 at some point. Most of the indie stuff does eventually - look at Shadow Complex for another recent example.
    Reply +1
  • Derblington 29/06/2016

    If you say so... I've got a Gamerscore over 100k so it's not like I haven't spent a fuck ton of time with my Xboxes. Since MSFT entered the console space, my PS time pales in comparison.

    To the point though, is the comment wrong? No-one knows how long Xbox exclusivity is/will be from title to title, outside of the studios that MSFT actually own.
    Reply 0
  • Derblington 29/06/2016


    Chances are that this will come to PS4 in time (Limbo did, though took years), like a couple of other Xbox exclusives - Rise of the Tomb Raider and Dead Rising 4.

    The 'Xbox exclusive' tag is fluffy at this point and the only absolutely guaranteed titles that won't hit PS4 are Halo, Forza and Gears.
    Reply -2
  • Derblington 28/06/2016

    It tells you the available platforms above the title and in the 'Games featured in the article' box on the left, as well as the tile on the front page.
    Reply +6
  • Sony has nearly 21m PlayStation Plus subscribers

  • Derblington 29/06/2016

    "You'd think they'd spend some of that money making PSN more reliable, wouldn't you?"

    Don't perpetuate the myth that PSN is unreliable. It's been no worse than Live for years, and had less downtime most recently.
    Reply +63
  • Sony announces Spider-Man game

  • Derblington 14/06/2016

    Really? You think Sony/Marvel spent millions of dollars introducing Spider-man into the MCU because there was a videogame in development?
    Reply +24
  • Everything we know about Watch Dogs 2

  • Derblington 08/06/2016

    Private video... Reply +2
  • The Warcraft movie is too faithful by half

  • Derblington 30/05/2016

    Critical reception has nothing to do with it, it;s all down to how much money it'll make. I do think it'll make money once all is said and done (disc sales with help, once it gets a home release) but I don't think the movie studios will be in a hurry to fund a sequel. It may get one but I'm of the same opinion as Oli; chances are we'll never see where it could go (and get really good).
    Reply +2
  • Derblington 30/05/2016


    The sequel will be more Orcs versus Alliance. The Lich King would be in film 6 or later - Warcraft: The Begining only deals with the very first skirmish battles when the Orcs enter Azeroth. This is one of it's issues; it feels both rushed and empty, spending too much time doing nothing particularly interesting when it's only actually dealing with a very small amount of time in a world rich with interesting lore. Sometimes things do need to be changed to make them more cinematic or even filmable in the first place, but the choices made here actually make it a worse film than the original history suggests it should be.
    Reply +3
  • Derblington 30/05/2016

    "To release a review on the day it comes out in a country before 90% of people have seen it is a truly shocking move too as no one can compare or put forward their thoughts."
    What? A review is there to inform so that you may make a better judgement about how you spend your time, but you think it should be released AFTER most people have seen the film? What would be the point in that?
    Reply +35
  • Derblington 30/05/2016


    Metzen is one of the creators of Overwatch. There is a whole backstory to everything in the game - the game just doesn't tell you it yet.
    Reply +1
  • Derblington 30/05/2016


    Warcraft may be lore ritch but they've changed a lot of things for the film and they don't work.

    Garona should be a badass assassin but instead she's a slave that all the Orcs hate who then becomes the love interest for Lothar. Not only does that kill her character but the romance angle is rushed and really just springs from nowhere, and none of the actors are strong enough to carry the film (though they all do very well in TV and secondary roles in other movies, none are lead material).

    It's not a good film. I'd give it 5/10. The best part of the film are the CG Orcs - the tech used to capture them in film is another step-up for believable creatures and they look fantastic. Again though, specific characters are not who they should be, have poor motivations and actions, and it's all wrapped up too neatly. It'd be a stronger story if it followed the actual lore more closely.
    Reply +4
  • Mirror's Edge TV show is in the works

  • Derblington 26/05/2016

    Catalyst is a reboot of the original. The story is similar, especially in it's themes, but with some new twists. As such, there isn't really a distinction between the original game and the new.

    edit: Just actually read the article and I see what you're referring to.
    Reply 0
  • Combat fatigues: How Uncharted is a walking simulator in action game's clothing

  • Derblington 13/05/2016

    But you wouldn't label the same criticism at the same mechanical sections in Gears of War, or Mario 3D Land. They both containi areas where you're on a linear path with full navigational control.

    I understand that Uncharted's cinematic approach does remove certain control from the player for sequences of forced walking or player focus but plenty of games do these things. Labeling these sequences or moments as cinematic, linear, on-rails, fine. Likening them to a walking simulator is just a bit odd.
    Reply +3
  • Derblington 13/05/2016

    "But on a purely mechanical level, leading Drake up through a boxcar dangling off a cliff is no more interactive than selecting Henry's potentially flirtatious dialogue in Firewatch or guiding Kaitlin Greenbriar through her family's new abode in Gone Home."

    I don't understand this. Climbing through a boxcar uses all of the traversal mechanics - that is the movement stick, the jump button (to jump up), the cover button (to drop down) and the camera control. These same mechanics are used to navigate the traversal sections of the five games in the series. That's the same with any 3D platformer/action adventure.

    How does that make Uncharted a walking simulator?
    Reply +35
  • Rime could be going multiplatform

  • Derblington 17/03/2016

    It's likely never going to release:
    Reply +2
  • Sony adds 22 games to PlayStation Now, including Uncharted trilogy

  • Derblington 09/03/2016

    Even £5 per month is too high, imo, for a secondary priority games service on the console. For £60 a year I'd want to be able to download PS4 games (like iTunes Rentals, but without the time restriction).

    £50 or £60 per year for a PSPlus/Now combo and I'd think about it.
    Reply +1
  • Metal Gear Solid 5 half-price as another PlayStation Store sale begins

  • Derblington 01/12/2015

    Whereas I value digital and it's never been cheaper.
    Reply +3
  • Star Wars Battlefront review

  • Derblington 20/11/2015


    Because that's nothing to do with the game, that's just how the PS4 system works. Xbox's require Live too. These are system feature designs.
    Reply 0
  • My favourite thing about about Star Wars Battlefront? The death animations

  • Derblington 13/11/2015


    No, and it's not listed under news. It's a bite-size opinion piece article. Should EG only report news and not publish any creative writing?

    With a title of "My favourite thing about Star Wars Battlefront?", it's clearly indicating that it's not a news piece but a thought of and explanation by the writer.

    Why would you click on it if you were only looking for a news piece? It's super easy to ignore when it's obviously not what you were looking to read. There's even a little check-box over on the left, under 'Type', so that you can filter exactly the type of content you'd like to digest.

    And yet you clicked on this article (clearly labelled and filed under article), possibly read it, and still spent the time to comment your own thoughts on something completely unrelated to the actual content of the article.
    Reply +19
  • Here's the official, Halo lore explanation for why Cortana is naked

  • Derblington 30/10/2015


    Did you not read the actual quote?

    Well, we have other AIs. We have one who dresses like a wizard. We have one who dresses like a World War 2 pilot. They do it because they feel like it's a part of their personality.
    Reply -7
  • Voice actors strike has been authorised

  • Derblington 08/10/2015


    "If they don't get paid enough, then fix that, but not with royalties."

    Why? So far the only argument you've put forth is because you didn't/couldn't do that' and so it's somehow not fair.

    Worry less about how they're going about their work and more about yours if you think life's not fair.
    Reply -4
  • Derblington 08/10/2015

    "I'm not begrudging anyone their income, but if it ain't enough then perhaps it's time to look at the actual contracts rather than always demanding royalties from sales."
    You realize that's exactly what they're doing? They're taking a stand to change the terms of their contracts forever more.
    Reply +7
  • Derblington 08/10/2015

    The residuals are for every 2 million sold up to a total of 8 million sales, it's not for every copy sold ever. In that sense, depending on the actual sum they're requesting, it's not that unlike the bonuses dev may receive (depending on company).

    I'm not sure where my stance on it is.
    Reply +2