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  • Video: Why Telltale's new IP might be its best game yet

  • Eraser 26/02/2015

    @TekMerc Star Trek Voyager: Elite Force was pretty darm cool. Reply +4
  • Rob Fearon on: Three screens and the truth

  • Eraser 23/02/2015

    Nice article! Enjoyed reading it.
    I've done some "bedroom" game development myself as well. Never to get rich off of it, just for fun. I created a few simple games using Delphi, XNA, EnchantJS and currently messing around with Unity.
    Reply 0
  • Darksiders 2: Definitive Edition spotted for PlayStation 4

  • Eraser 17/02/2015

    @Mr-Writer it wasn't as far as I know. I don't have it in my Steam library and I looked it up on humblebundle.com and it doesn't appear to have been part of the bundle. Reply 0
  • Eraser 16/02/2015

    @Mr-Writer Actually, I'm playing through Darksiders 1 on my PC right now with DS2 queued up on my XBox360 after that. So yeah, it's new for me. Got DS2 through Games with Gold and DS1 through the THQ Humble Bundle. Reply +1
  • Law & Order airs episode dedicated to harassment of women in gaming

  • Eraser 12/02/2015

    @DonDada GamerGate isn't what defines your opinions, right? Without a simple hashtag, your opinions are still valid. So why continue to associate yourself with a hashtag that expresses so much negativity towards most people? Sure, it may arguably have been the work of the gaming media to mangle the view people have of it, but your opinion isn't worth any less if you don't label it with #gamergate. In fact, for most people now it might become worth more because they don't automatically jump into "oh, there's another gamergate zealot" mode. Reply +3
  • Eraser 12/02/2015

    @lancashirered What? Nobody is calling anybody an extremist. Certainly not because you are "a gamer", especially not here on Eurogamer (where, for the sake of simplicity, we can safely assume we all self-identify as gamers).

    You see, your response against Tom made more than just him assume you self-identify as a devout GamerGater. If you are not, why jump on your high horse rather than simply admit that, yeah, there's something wrong with how some people treat women online and, while you're at it, clearly define the difference between the issue of journalism-bias and online harassment of women.
    Reply +5
  • Eraser 12/02/2015

    @lancashirered I find it so funny that you feel offended by anyone pointing out the sour nature of what Gamergate has become.

    You may not share your opinions with people that harass people like Anita Sarkeesian over the Internet but yet you insist on associating yourself with GamerGate even though you *know* what it stands for in the public eye these days.

    In fact, rather than disassociating yourself with what GamerGate members are accused of, you actually acknowledge being guilty of these issues by defending yourself against the allegations. You implicitly confirm that you are a part of the group of people that the media is talking about.

    Why are all those GamerGaters not disassociating themselves from GamerGate instead? Why keep labeling yourself as being GamerGate, knowing what it stands for in the outside world? Why not simply speak your mind without putting a label on it?

    You state that no one is making the distinction between "everyday gamers" and extremists. The problem is that you aren't doing this yourself. You keep feeling attacked when instead you should be well aware that if you aren't the culprit, people aren't talking about you.

    Stop getting so easily offended when people are clearly not talking about you because, you see, if you *are* feeling offended, people might actually start thinking it's you they're talking about.


    tl;dr: rather than keep saying "oooh not all of us are women-hating anti-SJW people! Stop bullying gamergaters, weeeeeh!" you could say "hey listen, I don't consider myself a GamerGaters because labels are just a fad. I do have these and these and these opinions though".
    Reply +9
  • The God who Peter Molyneux forgot

  • Eraser 11/02/2015

    22cans is lucky it wasn't a hardcore fan who spent hours upon hours tapping this cube that got the prize. Bryan invested very little in this, little time and little emotional investment, so he's like OK, whatever. Couldn't see that attitude happening with someone who has been at it for weeks on end. Reply +8
  • Retro FPS Strafe gameplay rekindles memories of Quake

  • Eraser 30/01/2015

    @ZaammK Yeah agreed. Right now I think what made Quake 1 shine was that the artists were able to create something amazing by pushing the available tech in interesting directions.

    What Strafe currently looks like is people having 2015-era tech at their disposal and coming up with arbitrary rules about how their game should emulate a 1996 look.

    So rather than pushing boundaries, they're creating artificial boundaries. If they really wanted a game that looked like 1996, their engine should be comparable to a 1996 graphics engine as well.
    Reply -1
  • Eraser 30/01/2015

    I'll be hated for this but: I don't like the design. Not the retro-style graphics or anything, it's just that the world looks like it was designed by kids who first opened up a level editor and came up with this. Maybe that's their intention, I dunno, but the levels in Quake looked really well designed and polished (especially for its time).

    The technology that was available in 1996 didn't allow (level) designers to create the stuff you'd see in current day games, but that didn't mean their creative vision and artistic skills were any less.
    Reply +1
  • Grim Fandango Remastered review

  • Eraser 27/01/2015

    @Darren
    ----
    Calling this version of Grim Fandango a 'remaster' IMO is pushing the definition a bit
    ----

    Actually, that's exactly what a "remaster" is. It's taking the original, raw material and putting those bits back together and mixing them so that they feel fresh again.

    It's actually games who redo all the artwork that are stretching the term "remaster". Those are basically recreations of the game starting from scratch.

    I'll admit, it's just a discussion about semantics but for some reason the incorrect use of a term has become the norm, so correct use of the term suddenly is marked as being deceitful.
    Reply +8
  • Video: First-person parkour - does it really work?

  • Eraser 23/01/2015

    @IronSoldier I remember destroying countless of Dreamcast souls on the DC servers while playing on the PC with years of Q3 already under my belt. Reply -2
  • Eraser 23/01/2015

    @rarebit Agreed. For some reason all of Eurogamer's videos seem to be narrated with a sort of "I'm not taking this seriously" sarcastic tone. Not a fan of it either. Reply +13
  • Watch the Dead Rising film's debut trailer

  • Eraser 23/01/2015

    Gil Thorpe? Reply 0
  • Hearthstone: Goblins vs Gnomes review

  • Eraser 14/01/2015

    @Alex_V You show a nice attitude here. Almost makes me forget I'm discussing something on the Internet ;)

    http://xkcd.com/386/
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  • Eraser 13/01/2015

    @Alex_V Don't forget that any double cards can be converted into dust, which can in turn be used to craft specific cards you need. Sure, the epic and legendary cards cost quite a bit of dust, but it doesn't take really long to get all the common and most of the rare cards out of packs anyway.

    Then there's Arena mode, in which theoretically *all* cards are available to you. It costs 150 gold to enter an Arena run, but if you win 3 games before losing 3 (which equates to roughly a 1:1 win/loss ratio), then you'll have played break-even in most of the cases. Four wins pretty much nets you a positive. So if you can consistently hit 3 or more wins, Arena will earn you new packs even faster.

    Additionally, in ranked mode, the game matches you up to equally skilled players, so you'll never feel like you can't win games. It's only your own perception that tells you "oh, I'm only rank 19 while I started at 25", but don't forget that you're probably winning at least 50% of your games and while you're doing that, you're earning more gold to buy packs.

    Last but not least, for some reason people approach F2P games like you should be able to compete with the best of the best without spending a dime on it. Let's be fair: if this game wasn't F2P you'd buy it for, say 60. Spend 60 on the game through buying packs of cards and you've earned yourself 50 or so packs (60 if you spend 69). That saves you a month of playtime and with 60 packs, I'm confident you've got most of the commons available to play with.
    It's kind of like not being able to enjoy a friendly game of football with your neighbors because you feel football's curve of investment is too steep (trainging, money, etc) based purely on the fact that you're not able to compete with Messi.
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  • Eraser 09/01/2015

    @elfez pay to win is a myth with Hearthstone. If you enjoy playing the game and accept you won't rise to Legendary rank in one try, you'll have lots of fun without spending a dime. Also, throwing bucket loads of money at it won't guarantee a win, absolutely not.

    Also, see my post above this one :)
    Reply +4
  • Eraser 09/01/2015

    @Alex_V Completely untrue. I've barely payed anything for the game (20 tops) yet have pretty much all of the important dates, epics and legendaries of the classic set. That would've been possible without paying too.

    Also, you can make decent decks with just commons and a handful of rare cards. You won't rise to Legendary rank, but you'll be matched against players if equal skill, play fun games and earn enough gold to buy more packs in the meantime.

    You can pretty easily earn a pack every 2 days by playing about three games a day.
    Reply +1
  • Eraser 09/01/2015

    @Weezer if your deck counts on a single combo appearing in your hand, then your deck simply sucks.

    I'll admit there is an element of luck involved, but it's just one of the many facets of the game. An average player can't beat a great player just with luck.
    Reply +3
  • Eraser 09/01/2015

    @Koozer That's why I enjoy playing arena, even though I lose a lot more in arena than in ranked play. Reply +2
  • Eraser 09/01/2015

    @MrPomeroy Works brilliantly on iPad. I'm playing this on both PC and iPad Mini 2 and it runs perfectly on the mini 2 and even on the iPad mini's smaller screen you never get the sensation that it's too small or finicky to play on. Reply +3
  • I'm not a robot: Valve adds Captcha security to Steam Trading

  • Eraser 12/01/2015

    What's the problem with entering a captcha. Are people really concerned that the half second it takes to enter a captcha will ruin their lives? Reply +3
  • Is Uncharted 4 the generational leap we were hoping for?

  • Eraser 08/12/2014

    @rafalbejszczuk1 Hadn't heard of this before but oh my, does that look great. Reply -7
  • Lost Ark is the best Diablo 3 clone you can't play

  • Eraser 17/11/2014

    Looks amazing.
    I've never played Diablo 3, mostly because the gameplay trailers never did anything for me, but Lost Ark has such a visceral feel to it, it's so intense, over the top and spectacular to see that I'd love to be playing this.
    Reply +1
  • Blizzard reveals Rogue-only Goblin Auto-Barber Hearthstone card

  • Eraser 11/11/2014

    @theguyfromspark You can coin it if you go second. Reply +3
  • Eraser 11/11/2014

    OMG guys! Eurogamer is posting a news article about a video game! Quick, let's bitch about it like small children! Reply +1
  • The games that have defined PS4 and Xbox One

  • Eraser 09/11/2014

    Xbox One out for a year? Not in the Netherlands. It's been officially out 2 months here. Reply +7
  • Dinosaurs fight humans in Primal Carnage: Extinction

  • Eraser 28/10/2014

    Is it just me, or does that trailer look really shitty? Reply +3
  • Two discs "wasn't practical" for Halo: Master Chief Collection

  • Eraser 20/10/2014

    @albertorodriguez Why not give users the choice. Sell a 2 disc release but give the option to download as well? Reply +4
  • Eraser 20/10/2014

    the game was "designed to run as a single, unified product", something that switching discs would have interrupted.

    What a crock of shit.
    The only right thing 343 can do now is just admit that they're trying to keep production costs as low as possible to get the most profit out of the release. Instead these gaming industry PR type guys keep on lying to their own customers like the dumb sheep they are.
    Reply +3
  • Costume Quest 2 review

  • Eraser 16/10/2014

    I enjoyed the first Costume Quest for as long as it lasted, but it did get a little repetitive, so I can't say that I'm eager for a sequel. Reply +1
  • Catwoman gets re-imagined by Kingdom Hearts director Tetsuya Nomura

  • Eraser 10/10/2014

    Terrible design. Both of 'em. Reply +3
  • Chinese mobile game uploaded nude videos of players without telling them

  • Eraser 09/10/2014

    @KanePaws effin' lol. This is the funniest thing I've read all day, possibly all week :D Reply +2
  • Microsoft Research's RoomAlive is IllumiRoom evolved

  • Eraser 06/10/2014

    People, it's a research project. Don't start whining about how impractical or stupid this looks. The synergy between the underlying technologies is quite impressive. Reply +15
  • Kickstarter updates Terms for successful-then-cancelled projects

  • Eraser 22/09/2014

    Not sure if it'll help. If someone disappears, he's gone, terms or not. Reply +16
  • New lighting tech debunks moon landing conspiracy theories

  • Eraser 20/09/2014

    @penhalion Yeah, after Apollo 11, we never returned to the moon, except for Apollo 12, 14, 15, 16 and 17 0_o Reply +4
  • Ridiculous AirVR headset straps a mobile device to your face

  • Eraser 18/09/2014

    When will people understand that VR is much more than just strapping a display with a lens to your eyes? Reply +4
  • Microsoft to buy Mojang for $2 billion - report

  • Eraser 10/09/2014

    I'm not too smart when it comes to these sorts of things, but why is a company that makes a profit of $100 million a year worth 2 billion dollar? Reply +5
  • Robin Williams NPCs spotted in World of Warcraft: Warlords of Draenor

  • Eraser 21/08/2014

    I heard y'all like a @Chickenzilla in your comments so I put a @Chickenzilla in your comments. Reply -9
  • Frontier returns to rollercoasters with ScreamRide for Xbox One

  • Eraser 12/08/2014

    Xbox one exclusive? Trailer clearly shows an Xbox360 logo at the end as well. Reply +2
  • Counter-Strike Nexon: Zombies heads to Steam

  • Eraser 07/08/2014

    @ItsLatch I for one am happy that Valve isn't turning into a "Ubivision Arts" type of thing that churns out the next installment in a series every year. Let 'em come every three or four years with a new game that's absolutely great, and I'm very happy with 'em. Reply +5
  • This video game peripheral seeks to improve your sex life

  • Eraser 30/07/2014

    Would be interesting to see who dares tot review this game :D
    Any ones written by male reviewers would be seriously disturbing though 0_o
    Reply +4
  • Deathrattle and roll: Early impressions of Hearthstone's Curse of Naxxramas

  • Eraser 24/07/2014

    @Ryuken This is absolutely nonsense. If you feel you couldn't win because of whatever reason, it's because you weren't good enough. Hearthstone isn't pay to win, absolutely not.
    Having Legendary cards in your deck doesn't guarantee victory. There's video's of TotalBiscuit playing an all Legendary deck, and he loses a lot with it. There's even a video of him giving Trump a try at building an all Legendary deck and while they had fun, it was a disaster.

    Claiming that you run into a paywall because you lose to others playing legendaries just shows a complete lack of understanding of this game.
    Reply +1
  • Video: Rainbow Six Siege dev talks about other levels, destruction

  • Eraser 08/07/2014

    "let's make a new game, let's start from scratch."

    lol, what a blatant lie. You don't just scrap a project well into development just because you think it's cool to have the ability to punch holes in walls. It wouldn't surprise me if Ubisoft thought Patriots' premise to be "too complex" for the average dumb ass sheep gamer, so they went with something offering a lot of bullets and explosions instead.

    Maybe I should watch a little less Jimquisition though.
    Reply -12
  • Standalone Half-Life 2 mod NeoTokyo released on Steam

  • Eraser 07/07/2014

    That trailer looks very well done! Reply +1
  • Why Unreal deserves to be remembered alongside Half-Life

  • Eraser 23/06/2014

    @Meleeblub69 Shame he throws out the flares. Doing it in the red strobe lights is so much more intense. Reply 0
  • DreamHack's Hearthstone tournament winner accused of cheating

  • Eraser 17/06/2014

    @TekMerc Your choice of words has a terribly negative tone towards Hearthstone. You're downplaying the game, almost acting like it's a stupid thing to be interested in and then continue to bring in your annoying Hearhstone-posting Facebook friends as proof.

    What this comes down to is, don't blame Hearthstone for having shit friends.
    Reply -1
  • Video: Mario Kart 8's controversial Fire Hopping technique

  • Eraser 05/06/2014

    Seems like a valid technique. I would liken this to rocket jumping in the Quake games. That wasn't entirely obvious either but is accepted as a valid means of movement. Same could be said for strafe jumping, which is even less obvious.

    No, I think this should stay. It seems to me there's sort of a level of difficulty involved in pulling it off and the advantage isn't that huge, certainly not in multiplayer games.
    Reply +4
  • Video: Watch Dogs lets you spy on an NPC using their Kinect

  • Eraser 03/06/2014

    Missed opportunity: have it actually show video recorded by the Kinect device of the player currently playing Watch Dogs, so essentially you'd be watching yourself. THAT would be a creepy easter egg :) Reply +18
  • Total Chaos is a beautiful open-world horror mod for Doom 2

  • Eraser 23/05/2014

    While impressive work, one has to wonder, why go through the pains of modding the Doom 2 engine when you can get these effects out of the box with stuff like Unity or UE3? It's also a bit of a vague claim to say that this is a modded Doom 2 engine. How much of Doom 2's original code is left in there? Reply 0