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  • Fantasia adds censored version of Cee Lo Green's F*** You

  • FireMonkey 15/04/2014

    @kentmonkey "So they've actually added 'Forget you'. Which was the actual name of the song. . Only you decided to make a headline up so people clicked on your article. In a 'desperate news story seeks desperate headline' kind of way."

    They haven't said anything wrong here.
    The song was originally 'F*** you' and an edited censored version was released under the name "Forget you".

    The title is 100% accurate. EG do quite often post click bait style titles, but this is not one.
    Reply +7
  • Xbox One system update rolling out now

  • FireMonkey 15/04/2014

    @George-Roper - "I don't understand why anyone would put themselves through the agony of using Kinect, when there are tried and tested methods that have worked perfectly fine for decades."

    You could say the same for most new technologies. They nearly all start out with issues and could be done better in other ways, but people accept the new tech as they see the potential in them.

    Why did people start to drive cars, when they were slower, more expensive and less reliable than horses that had been around for much longer?
    Reply +13
  • FireMonkey 15/04/2014

    "Kinect voice and motion controls "continue to be fine-tuned" but no one cares"

    Umm.. Yes they do. I wish EG would report on things without this sort of dumb comment.
    Reply +31
  • The legendary Atari E.T. dump is being excavated in two weeks

  • FireMonkey 10/04/2014

    @vert1go - He is still credited for writing the story though, but Joss the screenplay.
    The article you link to just states the script was nothing Joss would use. That doesn't mean that the script Joss put together was not based on the story that Zak wrote. If that is the case then stating Zak wrote The Avengers would be valid (just lacking in detail as to what he wrote on it)
    Reply +3
  • Elite: Dangerous Premium Beta dated, entry costs £100

  • FireMonkey 10/04/2014

    @wrokred - Yes. Frontier Developments IS an indie company.

    Why do you imply otherwise? They are not owned by a publisher (which is kinda the key thing about being an Indie dev).
    Reply +1
  • FireMonkey 10/04/2014

    @SupremeAC - There are billions of stars in real life, but I still manage to find people.

    There will be population centres. Areas with lots of people in. You will be able to explore further off and find your own private areas of space if you like, but that would be down to you to move away from the populated areas.
    Reply +5
  • FireMonkey 10/04/2014

    @daystranger - "for 100 pounds you get to play the not yet finished half broken copy of the game, which will probably cost no more than 50 on release."

    Or, for £100 pounds you get to help fund a game development studio, get early access to the game and (I assume) get the full game upon completion.

    I know plenty of people who have paid £100+ for the game and a model to sit on their desk. Personally I think supporting a studio in making a game I want is a better (and less selfish) use of the money than to get a model.

    That's what is great about opinions and choices though, you can do what you want.
    Reply +28
  • FireMonkey 10/04/2014

    @VideoGameAddict25 - This isn't anything like a demo.

    For one, you get the full game when it is finished.

    Also, you have to see this as a way to help fund the development of the game rather than get yourself something.
    Reply +16
  • The Breakout: A point-and-click game with player freedom

  • FireMonkey 10/04/2014

    That looks excellent! Reply 0
  • Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel confirmed for PC, PS3 and Xbox 360

  • FireMonkey 09/04/2014

    Oz Kit
    WTF!?!

    It's O2! 02 as in the chemical symbol for oxygen (the stuff the kit gives you)

    Edit: Is this EG messing up or is this some terribly funny Borderlands humour that I'm missing?
    Reply +4
  • Pure Chess launches on PS4 this month

  • FireMonkey 07/04/2014

    The only chess game I ever bought was Battlechess.

    I have a feeling if I was ever to buy another chess game, it would have to be a new version of Battlechess.
    Ooooh! Just seen this: http://www.interplay.com/games/battlechess.php
    Reply +5
  • FireMonkey 07/04/2014

    There are moments when playing this game where it genuinely looks better than real life.
    Surely that makes it less like real life and so worse than real life?
    Reply +9
  • Team17 moves on from Worms with Lemmings-inspired Flockers

  • FireMonkey 07/04/2014

    @lucky_jim - They did do the PSP port of Lemmings. Reply 0
  • Watch Dogs PC recommended specs are pretty tasty

  • FireMonkey 07/04/2014

    @Fredd38 - "Also giving access to exclusive missions for those who buy the Deluxe version is kind of shit."

    Just looked on the main site and saw this listed in the contents of the pre-order:

    "3 single payer missions: almost 60 minutes of additional gameplay"

    I guess that shows where there mind set is.

    Nowhere on there does it say they are exclusive though, so they may be released for everyone else at a later date.
    Reply +16
  • FireMonkey 07/04/2014

    @Cyberlith - "Ummm the Steam page is not absent. At least, not in my region (NA)."

    Site Error when visiting from the UK.
    Reply +2
  • FireMonkey 07/04/2014

    @craigm - "why the 3770k and not the 2600k? they are practically the same same chip there is less than a 10% performance difference between them"

    But, then you could say that there is on 10% difference between that and the ... and then 10% between that and ...

    Where do you stop?
    These are pretty arbitrary values to give you and idea of how the game will run. So if the 2600k is about 10% less powerful, expect the game to run slightly less well (or pretty) than at recommended level.
    Reply +16
  • The numbers game

  • FireMonkey 05/04/2014

    @Brave27heart - "The amount of grief sites must get for the number given to a game alone must be reason enough to want to ditch them"

    The grief usually comes in the contents sections which means the site gets lots of visits and the adverts seen lots and the site paid more. So rather than this being a reason to ditch them it's actually more of a reason to keep them and occasionally give an unpopular scor.
    You'd never see Eurogamer doing that though would you? ;)
    Reply +3
  • FireMonkey 05/04/2014

    @FeralGamer - For me, the problem comes in that the system only really works with popular styles of game. For those metacritic is fine, but niche games or games of an in popular style get completely destroyed no matter how good they actually are.
    Review scores are based on opinion and if you have lots of reviewers who do not like the style of game it gets a really low and out of context metacritic score. Link that with the fact that a lot of people (and publishers) take the metacritic score as fact and we start to have a problem.
    Reply 0
  • FireMonkey 05/04/2014

    Out of interest, how do people thing the metacritic rating fares compared to Amazon's star ratings?

    Almost all of the problems I see people having with metacritic also apply to the start rating, except that if Amazon are showing the review metascore rather than user one then I think the metacritic score would actually be a better indication of the quality of the game.

    So, yes, in my opinion metacritic is flawed (or rather the fact that some people take the score as a 'fact' rather than a skewed average of opinions is flawed), but it is better than Amazon's previous system, so this is a good change. Even if only very slightly.
    Reply +4
  • FireMonkey 05/04/2014

    8/10

    Eurogamer and other sites could help the situation by dropping the score based review and have a summation at the end similar to Kotaku have moved to. Stop feeding the data troll!

    (If you haven't seen them, check at the bottom of this review http://kotaku.com/thief-the-kotaku-review-1529393950)
    Reply +2
  • Five-year-old discovers Xbox password flaw

  • FireMonkey 04/04/2014

    @siro - "You could refer to a five-year-old as "Kristoffer" instead of "Von Hassel", you know?"

    I prefer his middle name (listed on the MS page) 'Wilhelm'

    Arrggghhhh!!!!

    Reply 0
  • GameSpy servers to shut down next month

  • FireMonkey 04/04/2014

    @Aretak - That makes sense. Cheers for the info. Reply 0
  • FireMonkey 04/04/2014

    @Eurogamer - Any reason why they are doing this?

    Is GameSpy as a company dead or are they up to something? Maybe been bought out by someone that wants them for themselves (i.e. Amazon)?
    Reply +13
  • What if someone remade Half-Life 2 in the Unreal Engine?

  • FireMonkey 03/04/2014

    @TheGuvernor - They are the reason I hate and no longer buy into Episodic games.
    I want a full game that has a start and a finish and know the direction it's going, not to be left with a gaping unfinished story or bounce around not knowing where it will go on the next episode.
    Reply +2
  • FireMonkey 03/04/2014

    @ItsLatch - Cheers for the link, but that still doesn't look as good.

    I'm obviously not seeing what you are here. Yes the mod looks great, but not as good as these, but that is understandable because that is a mod of the entire game and this is just a non-playable recreation of a single area. It's no wonder this can be done to a higher level.

    Is the mod something to do with you as you seem quite protective over it?
    Reply +1
  • FireMonkey 03/04/2014

    @Sharzam - "But given how you don't 're release' pc games"

    Hang on. What's this?
    http://store.steampowered.com/app/32360/

    Oh! Monkey Island with improved graphics. Yeah that doesn't happen.

    ;)
    Reply +1
  • FireMonkey 03/04/2014

    @ItsLatch - "Quick to judge aren't you?"

    Really didn't need to take time. Look at the pictures of this, look at the video of that. Which looks better? This!

    "Disregarding years of work by people from one glitch that might have been my hardware issue?"

    I'm not disregarding any work, they have done a really good job especially as that is a mod of the game and not just a recreation of an area. I'm just disagreeing with your comment that it looks better.

    As for the 'glitch', maybe the flickering is, but the over the top HDR looks like more like bad graphical design to me. It feels like it the person who did the effect wanted to show it off and forgot about the power of subtlety. Similar to how some people go OTT with lens flare and bloom.
    Reply 0
  • FireMonkey 03/04/2014

    @ItsLatch - "Mods HL2 to look even better than above."

    I disagree.

    Especially with that bloom / HDR mess only 10 seconds in.
    Reply +5
  • FireMonkey 03/04/2014

    @BigSten - "What if someone made HL3 cough...Valve"

    Never going to happen.
    They will never be able to live up to the expectations. They are better off just leaving it now especially as they only ever buy games and teams in now rather than making them themselves.
    Reply +5
  • Ex-Silent Hill and The Witcher devs announce open-world horror game

  • FireMonkey 03/04/2014

    @Paul_cz - I wondered the same thing.

    Looking at the credits, I could only actually see one person mentioned on any of those games (and he just so happened to be on all of them). Andor Kollįr a Character Artist.

    This doesn't mean anything really as people do go uncredited and I may have missed them, but if they are waving those games about to show they are veterans, it would be good to know what they actually did on those games.
    Reply +6
  • Daylight delayed to the end of April to make it scarier

  • FireMonkey 02/04/2014

    @Faramis - The thing is it isn't just left to the AI.

    The levels may be procedural, but the scares are based of pre-determined cues. That is what they are working on now.
    Reply 0
  • EA apologises for Frostbite's "stupid" anti-Nintendo April Fool

  • FireMonkey 02/04/2014

    @Lemming81 - "April 1st is about pranks, not slagging people off."

    Yes, I agree, but at what point was anyone slagged off?
    Reply -1
  • FireMonkey 02/04/2014

    Nothing wrong with those posts.
    It was April 1st after all.
    Reply -1
  • Was CCP right to ban this Eve Online player?

  • FireMonkey 02/04/2014

    @Liuwil - "Skype isn't RL"

    Umm... how do you get to that?
    It's a communication method that's only a tiny step away from a phone call. Does that mean phone calls are not RL? Does that mean it's fine to call the police or ambulance services and waste their time because it's not RL?

    Taking this a little further, when we think things in real life happen is actually about 80 milliseconds after the event has actually happened in real life due to the time it takes for our brain to re-construct the event. So, by your logic, does that mean that what we see as RL isn't actually RL? Does that mean I can do what the fuck I like as it's not RL?
    Reply +4
  • Oculus Rift's John Carmack reckons Facebook "get the Big Picture"

  • FireMonkey 31/03/2014

    @SpaceMidget75 - " Incidentally I use Facebook, but have no Likes and have no information in my profile, so hopefully I'm costing THEM money. ;)"

    Nope. Even with that you are providing them with plenty of info. You still have friends, they still know which browsers you use, from what device and what screen sizes you use and if you have not prevented it they may even be getting your location data.

    Even if they can not use this info, you receive ads which they are paid to show, so they still make money. Only way to stop them making money is by deleting your account and avoiding them.
    Reply +6
  • FireMonkey 31/03/2014

    @blarty - "The one thing that Carmack and Luckey and everyone else at Oculus cannot understand, even though they are extremely clever people, is that the future of Oculus Rift is no long under their exclusive control"

    This is true, but I find the thought that many have that this is a really bad thing slightly odd. Yes Facebook now have control over Oculus and I understand why people may think that is a bad thing, but we have only got speculation to go on based on Facebooks past.

    What about Oculus? Why does everyone trust that they had only the purest intentions in the first place? None of us know what the Oculus guys had in mind for the future of the Rift. For all we know they were in talks with McDonalds to re-brand the device to the McRift and build in subliminal messaging to make us eat more of their food.

    Potentially the buyout is a good thing. At least the team now have plenty of money to make sure the device is as good as it needs to be. All we can do is sit back and see what happens to the final product.
    Reply +1
  • Microsoft has a Kinect for Windows v2 sensor

  • FireMonkey 28/03/2014

    @Liuwil - "Please, refrain from using marketing thinking in an actual debate"

    Why not? I'm debating partly about marketing.

    "I already said that the fact it had BD player and was relatively cheap compared to other BD players at the beginning of the generation, cost them a lot of money and was one of the reasons they did not turn profit of the last generation."

    Yes, but in the long term, that move was pretty much 'the' thing that made BR take off. Without it neither that nor the better HD-DVD would have got a foot hold in the market.

    My opinion is that MS could make a profit from the XB1 not being a games console (if they sell to enough people that want it for that). They will get GOLD subscriptions (which I believe do gather a profit btw), they have advertising revenue, they sell music and films on their digital service and they are branching into TV.

    Personally I will not be getting either a PS4 or XB1 as I do not think either does what I wanted from a next gen console. I'll just upgrade my PC instead.

    Anyway, I'm not going to continue commenting on this as it has veered way off from the original point and I'm too busy to debate for debates sake.
    Reply 0
  • FireMonkey 28/03/2014

    @Liuwil - But, MS plan has all along been to take over the living room.
    They want to sell XB1 units to people who do not generally buy consoles and then as the device is in their rooms, they are available to sell games and on demand services too. They are seeing the bigger picture and believe the increased user base is more valuable going forwards than sticking with a relatively small core gaming user base.

    It's a bit like Sony putting a BR drive in the PS3. That was partly to allow bigger games, but mainly to get BR in as many peoples homes as possible. At first many people didn't want it and didn't see the need in it, but when they had one with the console they decided to start buying BR for it.
    Reply -1
  • FireMonkey 28/03/2014

    @arcam - Dunno. Not got one. Reply 0
  • FireMonkey 28/03/2014

    @arcam - 4.6 foot (1.4m) minimum distance. Reply +1
  • FireMonkey 28/03/2014

    @Liuwil - "FYI, Microsoft has not yet turned profit on the Xbox brand... so there's that."

    I know, but how does that relate to anything we have been discussing?

    You said to ziggy_played_guitar (in response to him saying he uses it for Skype and a BR player)
    "If that's what you do on your box, you're making Microsoft lose money"

    I just pointed out that he pays for GOLD to use Skype, so he is not making them lose money (any more than the rest of the XB1 owners)
    Reply -1
  • FireMonkey 28/03/2014

    @yegon - I take it you missed the sarcasm.
    (in case you didn't know /s = sarcasm)
    Reply -1
  • FireMonkey 28/03/2014

    @yegon - "I asked for xb1 controller drivers and they gave me this"

    Yes, because they are completely exclusive to one another and because of this you will never get your drivers. /s
    Reply 0
  • FireMonkey 28/03/2014

    @Liuwil - "They make money on GOLD subscriptions"

    Which is needed to use Skype, so he is not making them lose money.
    Reply +1
  • FireMonkey 28/03/2014

    @Francisnf - People are making their own software. This is mainly for developers and engineers.

    The original Kinect was hacked to work on PC within weeks of it being released and then it went crazy with the amount of research, medical, social, art and entertainment applications that people started to create.
    Reply +8
  • EA makes Dead Space free on Origin

  • FireMonkey 28/03/2014

    @Boomerang - "But Origin is a worse, more expensive version of... well, anything else."

    ..cough.. UPlay ..cough..

    Anyway it's not always more expensive. I now have Burnout Paradise and Dead Space from it for free. That's cheaper than most places.
    Reply +2
  • FireMonkey 28/03/2014

    @Physically_Insane -
    So when you do your weekly shop you go around 4 or 5 different supermarkets, comparing prices on each item you're interested in buying?
    Not for my standard weekly shop no, but if I am after a specific item or something a bit more expensive, then yeah I shop around a bit.
    Reply +4
  • FireMonkey 28/03/2014

    @Physically_Insane - My connection was with them being shops, not somewhere just to list your games.

    Sometimes Origin does have things cheaper. That is why I have all of them. If you don't check all the services you can not be informed.
    Reply +3
  • FireMonkey 28/03/2014

    @bratsampson - Was the other Burnout Paradise?
    They offered that free some time ago.
    Reply 0
  • FireMonkey 28/03/2014

    @Boomerang - It'd be a stupid move to make any service your gaming home. That's like saying you'll only ever shop at Tesco's.

    The key is to shop around.

    That is why I have Steam, Origin, UPlay and many smaller online stores on my machine. The hate for Origin and love for Steam is quite frankly stupid. They are all stores and all after your money. Use them don't let them use you.
    Reply +12