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  • Mind games: The battle of wits that unites snooker and Hearthstone

  • Eraser 27/09/2015

    @TheChimpy there's a HS video somewhere (it was on one of Trolden's recent videos) where a player is about to lose the game against an opponent with somewhere below 6 health. He plays the mage class and only has some useless spell in his hand.

    He then proceeds to select the spell and hover his mouse cursor over his opponent's hero. This aiming reticle can be seen by his opponent, who then assumes the mage has a fireball spell (for those who don't know: which deals 6 dmg) and his opponent concedes the game and thus loses it.

    Hilarious stuff of course and a prime example of psychological warfare. What helped the mage is the tendency of players to BM (bad manners) when they can finish of the opponent, by delaying, playing unnecessary cards or killing off minions without there being a need to do so. Because this takes time, losing players often concede and don't even wait for their opponent to actually finish them off.
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  • Xbox 360 update adds 2GB of cloud storage

  • Eraser 17/09/2015

    @BabyBabyBabyOh ah I see :) The article makes it look like cloud saves is completely new. Reply +1
  • Eraser 17/09/2015

    Uh, how does this differ from the save game cloud storage that has already been available for years? Reply -7
  • Is it too late to start playing Hearthstone?

  • Eraser 26/08/2015

    "Hello, I'm a new player that has never played this game before, but the game sucks because the game doesn't let me play just as well as a veteran pro with months of experience under the belt. I'll just call it pay2win to hide the fact that it takes dedication and weeks if not months to learn the cards, details and intricacies of the game to actually get good at it. I'll just go back to playing Mario Party instead!" Reply -6
  • Hearthstone 99/1 to be a part of the Winter Olympics 2030

  • Eraser 25/08/2015

    @DyingAtheist It's not that bad I think. So far today's news items consist of a trailer for MGS5, news about WRC 5, news about Earth Defense Force, a video op-ed about Sniper: Ghost Warrior, the reveal of a Starbound update, a news item about the Tokyo Game Show, an article about MGS5's microtransactions (which is a hot topic right now), a Digital Foundry article on CoD:BO3, an article on a game called "Shutshimi" and, yeah, something on betting on eSports.

    I'd say that all of those (arguably except the last, but I'm slightly in disagreement there) are genuinely informative gaming related (news) items.
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  • Eraser 25/08/2015

    @DyingAtheist Oh come on, don't be so grumpy. I think a few articles about funny nonsense makes the site more colourful. Reply 0
  • Metroid fan realises HD Samus in Unreal Engine 4 tech demo

  • Eraser 22/08/2015

    Completely tasteless. Author has no idea what made the artwork work in Metroid Prime. Reply +2
  • Microsoft gives Gears of War Ultimate Edition the 2006 Mad World trailer treatment

  • Eraser 17/08/2015

    "Recreate" is a bit of a stretch. It's a completely different trailer with the same music. Not quite as powerful either. But I do appreciate the nod back to 2009. The original trailer is at least as memorable as that Dead Island trailer. Reply +18
  • 3DS homebrew hacker to release YouTube exploit

  • Eraser 17/08/2015

    Is this the same guy that released the IronFall hack? Didn't he apologize on his Twitter account to the IronFall devs? Looks like that was a sincere apology... not. Reply -2
  • Nintendo employee fired after podcast remarks on localisation, fans

  • Eraser 14/08/2015

    @thekeats I don't agree. I haven't heard the podcast myself, but from what I gather from this article, he simply explained how this sort of thing works in general. It's also not the kind of information that any well-thinking individual couldn't have concluded by him- or herself.

    That he would've gotten a stern talking to by his boss, ok, I would get that, but firing him? I dunno. Besides, it's not likely that he wouldn't be able to do his actual job any worse than before.
    Reply +31
  • Eraser 14/08/2015

    What? Why was he fired over this? Sounds to me like he simply pointed out the way commerce works: if there's not a big enough interest in a product, a company won't produce it. That's not a shocking revelation or something is it? Reply +226
  • Frontier ports RollerCoaster Tycoon 3 to mobile with no in-app purchases

  • Eraser 13/08/2015

    @crazyhamsterfeet Was wondering about that as well (I own a Mini 2 as well), but isn't iPad Mini 2 comparable in hardware (CPU, GPU, Memory) to iPad Air 1? That would mean iPad Mini 2 could run this.

    on another (Dutch) site I just read iPad Mini 2 is among the recommended devices, so it shouldn't be a problem.
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  • Hearthstone at Gamescom: a fireside chat with Blizzard

  • Eraser 08/08/2015

    @code255 if you are a newbie, ranked mode will match you up against players of the same rank. Arena mode will (sort of) give you access to all cards and Tavern Brawl either works with preset decks or doesn't depend on great decks anyway (too much random crazyness).

    I've said this countless of times on Eurogamer before, but people's obsessions with storming the ladder spoils it for themselves. Games at rank 25 can be just as gripping and fun to play as matches at rank 10.

    Me, I never scored better than rank 9, mostly due to not pouring enough time into it to do better, but it never bothered me. I usually end up somewhere around rank 12 to 14 and that's fine with me.
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  • Eraser 08/08/2015

    @code255 I recently started playing Hearthstone again after taking a break from it for a year. It wasn't a joyful experience. Everyone has much better cards and I lose waaaay more than I win.

    You lose a lot so you blame the collections of the other player rather than your own skill. How typical.
    Reply -1
  • Eraser 08/08/2015

    New deck slots for free? Hello, this is Blizzard we're talking about. A new slot will cost you 15 at least Reply +1
  • There are now more than 100,000 achievements on Xbox Live

  • Eraser 31/07/2015

    I hate how Xbox 360 and GFWL versions of the same game are seen as separate titles. So you can't compare your achievements to someone that played a game on GFWL if you played it on Xbox.

    As for achievements themselves, I did go achievement hunting on Xbox 360 games, but never for Steam or any other platform for some reason.
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  • Project Cars Wii U canned, "simply too much" for hardware

  • Eraser 21/07/2015

    @megatronx 3000 quid for a music video? Hell, I'd expect you'd be looking at 25,000 at the very least (for something professionally made and not specifically quirky so it can be done low-budget) Reply +3
  • The Hearthstone hand that stops your opponent from playing a turn

  • Eraser 18/07/2015

    @PlugMonkey no single card to on itself will guarantee you a victory Reply +1
  • First in-engine Total War: Warhammer trailer released

  • Eraser 17/07/2015

    @jamyskis1981 I'd go with Total Stop: Hammer Time instead Reply +1
  • Eraser 17/07/2015

    Not Total Warhammer? Missed opportunity. Reply +2
  • Batman: Arkham Knight Batgirl DLC dated, priced

  • Eraser 03/07/2015

    So, where can I buy the game to play this DLC with on my PC gaming system?

    ...oh wait.
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  • These are the sorts of questions Nintendo gets asked by shareholders

  • Eraser 03/07/2015

    While Eurogamer reports on the bullshit of sneakers and t-shirts, ArsTechnica reports on the truly interesting parts of the shareholders meeting:

    Seriously Eurogamer, please up your game here. Lots of interesting stuff was said there yet you fail to report on any of it. In fact, you fail to mention that Iwata did indeed talk about the NX. Not much, but things were said.
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  • Rise of the Tomb Raider brings back Lara's sense of adventure

  • Eraser 26/06/2015

    @RawShark that's exactly how the reboot was as well. The game is extremely linear, checks pretty much every cliche checkbox from the list but, damn, does it check those checkboxes with style. The game is so incredibly well executed that for me, it was actually a very enjoyable experience.

    The story and emotional tie with Lara was very strong IMO. That was a pretty big plus for the game. Gameplay wise it, well, it's almost like the game plays itself in certain sections. But really step over that and there's a really gripping experience underneath.
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  • Eraser 26/06/2015

    One of the things I really liked about the Tomb Raider reboot was that it really felt like a struggle for Lara. At times I could almost feel her exhaustion myself, she was struggling for survival. A stop-moving-now-and-you're-dead kind of thing.

    I don't know if they're going to replicate that feeling in this game but I guess it's a little harder if the tomb-raiding being done here isn't a struggle for survival but rather a struggle to find some great archaeological treasure or something.
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  • Bethesda reveals first Doom gameplay

  • Eraser 15/06/2015

    Are there videos of multiplayer and the level editor? Reply 0
  • Hearthstone's new Tavern Brawl mode messes with the rules

  • Eraser 11/06/2015

    @AlexHadz Your mistake is that you assume you need every card in existence to be competitive, which simply isn't true. You can collect or craft cards for specific decks that are very competitive. For instance, take the Face-hunter meta, which is quite popular now, and it includes very few epic and I think no Legendary cards at all. It's very well possible to be competitive without spending a dime (famous streamers like Trump have shown this before, reaching legendary rank with a fresh account without spending money).

    Also, another mistake is the assumption that this game is only enjoyable if you are capable of reaching legendary rank. Remember, only 5% or so of the players reach rank 10 or better. Especially with ranked you're pretty much always playing against people of similar skill. The individual games themselves are what's enjoyable about the game, not ascending the ladder. That's just added fluff.

    Last but not least: spending money on a game you play a lot and enjoy isn't a dirty thing. If you spend 50 on card packs in this game, then you've spend the same amount you'd spend on any other shop-bought game.
    I don't buy card packs myself, but I'm not afraid of buying myself an Arena entry once in a while if I'm short on gold.
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  • Eraser 11/06/2015

    alongside the ability to customise individual cards with one of your collected card backs.
    Eurogamer, this is incorrect. Giving individual cards a specific cardback would be weird because it'd mean you could see what card you are about to draw :)
    The blog post states that you can give individual decks a specific cardback. Might want to correct this in the article
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  • Splatoon has somehow been recreated in Minecraft

  • Eraser 08/06/2015

    Eurogamer, please carefully read that headline again :) Reply +17
  • Eraser 08/06/2015

    @MrTomFTW wtf lol :) Reply +3
  • Valve offers closer look at Steam Controller

  • Eraser 05/06/2015

    I wonder if playing games that require a more traditional controller setup play well with this due to the XYAB buttons being at the bottom of the controller, whereas with Xbox/Playstation controllers, they're at the top. Reply +1
  • Netflix testing adverts on Xbox 360 app

  • Eraser 02/06/2015

    @caelcollins What are you babbling about? I'm not complaining about programming, I'm complaining about paying money for a service and *still* getting commercials stuffed in my face. I'd gladly pay 15 a month for Netflix if that's what requires them to do their job. Just don't bother me with commercials. Reply +5
  • Eraser 02/06/2015

    @abeeken No, it's absolutely not acceptable. They already have an "maybe you're interested in this" category. If I want to get suggestions, I'll look there.

    Besides. You just know this is phase I. Phase II will see the introduction of commercials for commercial products by 3rd parties.
    Reply +3
  • Eraser 02/06/2015

    Yeah fuck off Netflix. I'm paying 7,99 a month already. I don't want your commercials bullshit. Reply +5
  • Sophie Sampson on: Tutorial theatrics

  • Eraser 30/05/2015

    Didn't read the whole article because the many Destiny references didn't mean anything to me (haven't played it myself). I'm getting the feeling the article is giving tutorials too much credit: in 90% of the cases, tutorials try and learn me what I already know and have done in countless other games. An annoyance at best.

    I prefer games that let you learn in a more natural way. No explicit tutorial section, but introduce new gameplay elements in such a way that they are immediately apparent to the player and, at first, not harmful. The next step is to use this same mechanic to create a challenge for the player at which (s)he can fail.
    Reply +1
  • Blizzard explains decision to stub out Tychus' cigar

  • Eraser 23/05/2015

    lol, people get upset over the dumbest things these days. Cigar or not, it's still the same game. Relax a little, people. Reply 0
  • Blizzard's new Overwatch gameplay videos show complete, unedited matches

  • Eraser 22/05/2015

    I'm not sure if it's too much of too much with this game.
    If there's like 25 characters, each with their own specific weaponry and abilities, then I'm afraid there's too much to learn and get a hang of.

    In a game like Quake or Unreal Tournament, or even Gears of War or Call of Duty, you pretty much know what you're up against. Enemy got a shotgun? Don't get close up. Enemy got a rocket launcher? Beware of splash damage.

    With this game, I'll run into a character, have no idea what it's abilities are and how to counter those. I dunno, maybe I'm biased because I've been a long time Quake fan. I like my shooters to be simple, bare bones and streamlined.
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  • Going up? The mindless pleasures of Clicker Heroes

  • Eraser 21/05/2015

    The look of the game reminds me of Swords & Soldiers.
    The style of game reminds me of Cookie Clicker.
    Reply -1
  • Heroes of the Storm enters open beta

  • Eraser 20/05/2015

    HotS is far more fun to play than League of Legends IMO (haven't played DOTA2). It's more accessible and more casual (of major importance being how XP is earned for the team rather than for individuals, so annoying gameplay mechanics like last-hitting are gone). Being based around existing Blizzard IP helps as well.

    As for going public beta, it's practically public already with all the unused invites floating around.
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  • The loneliness of the long-distance speedrunner

  • Eraser 15/05/2015

    @jamesdixon Yeah man, did all those things blindfolded with just my pinky toe when you were still in diapers. You see, that's a fact because you read it on the Internet now. Reply 0
  • Eraser 11/05/2015

    Sorry, but Fallout and Halo look like snoozefests. That's not speedrunning, that's just, you know, playing a game as fast as you can while memorizing and exploiting glitches. Where's the speed? I mean, take a look at THIS and be amazed at what true speedrunning is. That takes real skill. Reply +2
  • The land beyond Achievements

  • Eraser 07/05/2015

    I think this guy has us all beat to it anyway Reply +2
  • Kerbal Space Program review

  • Eraser 07/05/2015

    @TarickStonefire Blasphemy! You have no soul, sinner! Hisssss! Reply 0
  • Eraser 07/05/2015

    To anyone who decides to buy this right now: prepare to dive into a timesink that's worse than World of Warcraft ;) Reply +7
  • Eye-tracking tech shows where pro Street Fighter players look during a match

  • Eraser 02/05/2015

    @JohnnyHD When designing user interfaces it's of tremendous value to know what people are looking at when they are performing certain tasks. It might be that a person's gaze is drawn in the wrong direction when asked to perform a specific task. Reply 0
  • You now have to spend at least $5 to access some Steam features

  • Eraser 20/04/2015

    Does this work backwards in time? I've already bought games in the store so do I still have access to these features? Reply +1
  • Rich Stanton on: Skill and the random element

  • Eraser 20/04/2015

    @redcrayon My problem with Mario Kart isn't the randomness, but the fact that players driving in the rear get overpowered powerups thrown in their lap (read: the blue shield) which can fuck up the race for the person that's in front without giving much of an advantage to the one riding in the back. Reply 0
  • Eraser 18/04/2015

    @pleshy "Hearthstone can be fun, of course, but doesn't hold up in any serious way"

    Why not?
    Getting to the top ranks requires a whole lot more than just luck. It's an element, but not big enough to determine the difference between getting stuck at rank 20 and reaching Legendary.
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  • Eraser 18/04/2015

    Randomness in Hearthstone works because it requires the player to take into account all possible outcomes of your RNG card play. How do you deal with the situation where it doesn't do what you want it to do? That is where skill is involved.

    For some reason people always complain about lucky plays against them, but rarely applaud or even are aware of a genius play as the result of a failed RNG play.

    Also, RNG extremes (very lucky or very unlucky) evoke emotion. For some reason it's incredibly funny to see all the supposedly near impossible plays that are on display in videos like those of Trolden.
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  • Descent is being rebooted as a MOBA on Kickstarter

  • Eraser 13/04/2015

    @WiZZyWiGG it's a shame they went for the pixelated retro look. Reply +1
  • Football Manager Classic out on tablets tonight for 14.99

  • Eraser 09/04/2015

    @arcam 14,95 isn't full price anyway so I don't see the issue here. Reply 0