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  • Witcher 3 E3 gameplay demo combat was deliberately easy, CD Projekt says

  • Gaiduku 18/06/2014

    @arcam I think the purpose of that section was to allow people replaying the game to skip the prologue. It wasn't made clear at all though - you think you're just picking dialogue yet you're really picking sections of the game to play.

    It is very useful now though to start a new game and get to flotsam as quickly as possible but jumping straight to the Solar and skipping out the rest of the prologue if I'm not in the mood for it.
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  • Nintendo's E3 digital event

  • Gaiduku 10/06/2014

    Wut..... Reply 0
  • Gaiduku 10/06/2014

    This is an awfully designed trailer. It's impossible to tell what's going on. Reply 0
  • EA PS4 games cost an eye-watering 63 from PlayStation Store

  • Gaiduku 25/11/2013

    I predicted this would be the case months ago when Microsoft were taking a very digital approach and pissing everyone off. I don't been the disparity between ps4 and xbox one but more the absurd pricing in general.

    Currently it appears that digital sales just don't work at all when you only have one "shop" to download from on each console. Steam may have its critics but at least its generally quite cheap, probably due to competition with other online reailers (origin, gog, etc).

    What is weird though is how the digital sales seem to exist in a vacuum where the competition from real world stores don't exist. Fair enough PSN and Xbox live have no online competion within their own system but they still have competition with physical retailers. At least charge the SAME PRICE for games if you're not going to undercut - don't charge 10- 20 more!!!
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  • Xbox One TV integration suffers noticeable judder in UK

  • Gaiduku 25/11/2013

    Looks like a rather complicated problem to fix! I have however got a few questions:

    1) Is the 50Hz thing just a UK phenomenon or does it effect pretty much everyone in Europe? If it's just us here in blighty then surely its more of our problem not Microsoft's (although would have been nice if they could have sorted it before launch)

    2) I've read a few articles complaining that there was no TV integration in the UK at all yet and its only available in the USA (and maybe Japan??) at the mo. So how has this problem been spotted if the tv integration isnt available here yet?
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  • Blockbuster store refunds PS4 pre-order after megaphone protest

  • Gaiduku 04/11/2013

    Good on him but I don't see why he couldn't have just written to head office. Bit of a pain I guess but Blockbuster are offering refunds just not from individual stores. In a way surely it does make more sense to do this centrally? Reply 0
  • A list of every confirmed Xbox One game

  • Gaiduku 12/06/2013

    @jabberwocky Shit you're right. For some reason I always assumed the original was multiplatform Reply 0
  • Gaiduku 12/06/2013

    The only one here that kinda annoys me (because I wont be getting an XBone) is Dead Rising 3.

    However its Capcom so no major first party connections involved...can't see it staying exclusive forever
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  • Next Xbox Reveal: live report and live video

  • Gaiduku 21/05/2013

    its very tough to get excited about any of this Reply 0
  • Gaiduku 21/05/2013

    is it meant to be a play on words... like... Xbox Won Reply 0
  • Eclipse: New Dawn for the Galaxy review

  • Gaiduku 09/05/2013

    Bought it and it arrived today. Shocked by how much stuff they give you!! As well as all the lovely hexes and other playing pieces they provide nice velvet bagas to store randomised components and plenty of saleable plastic bags to store everything else.

    It's still a bit messy and crampt in the box but there really is nothing more satisfying than popping out tokens from a punch sheet.
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  • Register three of eight Nintendo 3DS games to get another free

  • Gaiduku 22/04/2013

    Does this work if I purchased these games from the eShop? Obviously with real copies of the game you get a little code in the box.... do I just register with the eShop code? Reply 0
  • UK chart: Injustice: Gods Among Us topples BioShock Infinite

  • Gaiduku 22/04/2013

    Wahey go Fire emblem. Bought it over the weekend and its absolutely fantastic. Commutes are going to be much more exciting from now on Reply +1
  • Nintendo shutting down Wii channels and online services

  • Gaiduku 12/04/2013

    NO NOT THE EVERYBODY VOTES CHANNEL!!!! Reply +121
  • Jason Rohrer creates a game that will take over 2000 years to complete

  • Gaiduku 04/04/2013

    Somebody fetch me my shovel and metal detector!! Reply +12
  • The Witcher 3: The Skyrim debate, the game on PS4, nuggets of clarification and a whiff of multiplayer

  • Gaiduku 13/03/2013

    A big issue with skyrim and sandbox RPGs in general is a complete lack of urgency. You get told early on to close the gates of oblivion or find out why the world is now full of dragons....but no one makes you do that.

    Sure I could go and help everyone in Kvatch but I'm just gonna clear out this cave first.

    The witcher 2s smaller locales allowed you to still do side quests but keep the urgency of the main story. Here's hoping cdpr can craft an open world that still has the urgency of a proper story. This is all the more important with the war against nilfgaard. To use Skyrim again as an example the place was meant to be at war....but ony when you took the time out to get involved on that war....again no sense of urgency
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  • Parents refused refund by Apple after son spends 1700 on free iPad game

  • Gaiduku 01/03/2013

    There's a 15 minute window where passwords aren't required?! Wow this does change things quite a bit and really should be made more obvious. So technically a parent could enter the password in themselves for a free app and there child has 15 minutes to go crazy without ever needing a password.

    That's bloody stupid Apple.
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  • Gaiduku 28/02/2013

    @Spectral Yeah I'm not sure if apple should refund them... that is a tough one. But either way theres still a massive divide between how bad the parents mistake was and how much they suffered for it. Reply 0
  • Gaiduku 28/02/2013

    There is some obvious poor parenting here... or at least a bit of unfortunate parenting but I think its hard to have no sympathy at all. There was a similar article a year or so ago where a 12 or 13 year old boy spent hundreds of pounds on Xbox live games and DLC.

    Now there I had no sympathy and was also 100% certain the boy knew exactly what he was doing. In the article he claimed he thought he was using in game points but, as anyone who's ever used Xbox live to buy anything Microsoft make it incredibly clear you are about to spend money. This 12 year old would have had to go through several pages which specifically stated a price for the Microsoft points he was about to purchase and then another page asking for a PAYMENT option.

    And anyone who's ever purchased anything on an ipad or iphone knows that, despite pointing out a price all you need is a password and that money is spent. Now of course apple has parental controls in place and guides available for parents etc etc but I do feel for parents a teeny tiny bit. Another poster here used the analogy of a kid asking to play with his dads car keys and the dad saying yes only for the child to crash the car 5 minutes later. Sure the analogy holds but practically every parent in the world would see that potential outcome and rightly tell the kid to go away. Yet with the advent of smart phones and tablets and also the rise in microtranscations suddenly its incredibly easy for a 5 year old to spend a tonne of money from your own home. Literally, a few years ago it would have been very very unlikely a 5 year old would have the ability to do this... even if they had they fathers credit card information the complexities involved in spending money on a computer would probably have been too much. The dad made one mistake and yes it was a stupid one giving his son his password but the ramifications of that mistake far outweigh the mistake itself.
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  • Creator of original Xbox slams Microsoft's current Xbox strategy

  • Gaiduku 13/02/2013

    What is this guy actually jabbering on about?! Apple putting Angry Birds onto Apple TV will 1) Not make me rush to the stores to buy the device and 2)Not dissuade me from buying big budget games on my Xbox, Ps3 or PC. I honestly don't know what the hell he's going on about Reply +44
  • Screenshots of next-gen RPG The Witcher 3

  • Gaiduku 07/02/2013

    @Slipstream "in dire need of polish"

    Pun intended?
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  • Tzolk'in: The Mayan Calendar review

  • Gaiduku 06/02/2013

    @Quinns I've only played 3 games and am already hooked. Still need to decide what factions to play as though Reply 0
  • Gaiduku 06/02/2013

    Review Android Netrunner next. Bought it the other day and its amazing. Slightly let down by being 2 player only but its a fantastic example of asymmetric gameplay. Reply +2
  • The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt announced for 2014

  • Gaiduku 05/02/2013

    @unacomn it could be yennifer too right? Reply 0
  • UK chart: DmC dumped to fourth as chart returns to normality

  • Gaiduku 28/01/2013

    Wow GTA 4 is still in the charts?! Reply +8
  • More romance in BioWare games or less? Writer discusses

  • Gaiduku 14/01/2013

    The Witcher and The Witcher 2 represent one of the worst and one of the best romance systems respectively.

    The sex card game in the first was silly and juvenile turning sex from a 'mature' concept to something the teens will love - something more along the lines of the controversial Hot Coffee. Female characters failed to be as interesting as the male ones becomes 9/10 eventually they would sleep with you. There's an interesting character early on called Abigail who much of the first chapter focusses on and towards its climax she offers herself to you. It's a silly unnecessary scene. There was little romance between Geralt and Abigail up to this point. The whole is made more ridiculous by the fact that a) A lynch mob is just outside the cave waiting for her and b) Theres a young child waiting with you in the cave too!! But of course she's a female character and must obviously have a naked sex card.

    Yet the Witcher 2 handled it in what I deem to be a more appropriate way. Sure the sex was by far more graphic in nature but it was less frequent and seemed to make more sense. Gone were the silly peasants who would have sex simply if you game them some roses but now the romance characters were important and actually vital to the storyline... most of them anyway. Plus as already mentioned there were plenty of female characters who simply arent romanceable at all. Geralt may be a stunner ( :/ ) but not everyones gonna fancy him.
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  • What a year Kickstarter had in 2012

  • Gaiduku 09/01/2013

    Hey EG - The link to Planetary Annihilation actually goes to the Occulus rift Kickstarter page. Reply +1
  • Eurogamer Reader Survey 2012: Thank You!

  • Gaiduku 04/01/2013

    Looks like I was the only guy to ask for the return of Reader Reviews then :( Reply +5
  • Nintendo Wii Mini review

  • Gaiduku 12/12/2012

    @Old_Books I don't think DF has an agenda against Nintendo they're just calling them out on a few rather worrying points. The Wii Mini is an absolutely disaster it seems so I think it's fair enough there to have a go at nintendo here.

    The other recent DF articles about Wii U stuff have also been relatively fair I believe. It just seems like DF and by extension Eurogamer are asking the much needed question... is this level of performance really good enough? Current reports seem to suggest that with many of these games the Wii U is on par with the Xbox 360 and PS3. Now for me that isn't good enough. For many the promise of new graphics and better physics might not be there thing but for me its quite important.

    I don't think the console will bomb at all but I can see it going very much the way of the Wii. Selling a tonne this christmas and probably the next and then slowly collecting dust whilst I play games on other consoles that simply can't be ported to the Wii U.
    Reply +1
  • Ni No Kuni PS3 demo confirmed for this week

  • Gaiduku 03/12/2012

    @Osahi I meant the demo. My expo impressions of this game are poor cos I was in such a rush. I'd like to play the demo to give it another chance. Also how did you get to play 10 hours?! Reply 0
  • Gaiduku 03/12/2012

    Really hope they release this for EU. I tried it briefly at this years expo but I was in a bit of a rush - didn't pay much attention and just died a lot. Want to try it again properly and see if this is worth a purchase. Reply +5
  • Face-Off: Batman: Arkham City Armored Edition on Wii U

  • Gaiduku 27/11/2012

    Currently a fiver on steam... yeah... i know which version to buy. Reply +6
  • Amazon Black Friday deals week continues for UK shoppers

  • Gaiduku 19/11/2012

    Hey EG - this deals died now. It looks like the whole was a bit of a cockup and Amazon have just fixed it to remove the absurd (but amazing) 75 discount. Reply 0
  • UK shop Simply Games promises to break Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 street date

  • Gaiduku 09/11/2012

    @Zaxlor What happened to MW4? Reply +9
  • Molyneux's Curiosity app launches, 50,000 DLC not yet available

  • Gaiduku 06/11/2012

    "Welcome back, Joining"

    For like 20 minutes.....
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  • Cypress Hill's Shagg loses $250m Grand Theft Auto lawsuit

  • Gaiduku 02/11/2012

    @reelbigkris I'm especially looking forward to the chapter where he steals a jetpack from a secret military facility and then discovers proof that aliens exist..... Reply +34
  • SingStar free-to-play interview: PS Eye as a mic, not the end of boxed releases

  • Gaiduku 23/10/2012

    @Eoin Wow thats pretty nifty. My sisters have a tonne of singstar discs by the ps2 is old and cranky. Might just load the lot of them onto my ps3... for my sisters... not for me.... definitely just for my sisters..... Reply +22
  • Gaiduku 23/10/2012

    Wait... how can I load songs from a PS2 disc? Can all PS3s do this or only those with PS2 backwards compatibility? Reply +3
  • Gamestation website to close next week

  • Gaiduku 22/10/2012

    Very sad. My first ever job was in Gamestation and it was great fun. Reply +6
  • Lost Humanity 15: Booth Babes

  • Gaiduku 03/10/2012

    I actually think the worst thing about booth babes isnt whether it objectifies women. We could argue until the cows come home about whether women using their bodies to make money is objectification, going from things as relatively tame as booth babes and page 3 all the way to the far seedier realms of strip clubs and pornography.

    That in a way is a completely seperate issue. My main issue is just that its a terrible terrrble way to advertise something at a corporate event. Yeah sex sells.... sure... in a 2 minute Lynx advert a hot woman in a bikini might make me glance at the screen longer than one without. But at these events we're here to play games/ look at cars/ see what new tech is coming out. We want to find out as much info about these games as possible whether it be through actually playing them, going to a dev conference or speaking to a member of development (or even PR) staff on the floor. Some of my favourite moments of my time at several EG expos have been talking to people actually involved with the production or marketing of the game. They know what they're selling and they can actually help you.

    Dressing someone up in underwear just to drag you other to their game stall or graphics card booth is pure avertising laziness. This is my main problem with it all.
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  • Guild Wars 2 Trading Post/auction house now available for all

  • Gaiduku 04/09/2012

    @neuroniky I actually think removing the forums is good for the user. Forums really aren't a good forum (pun intended?!?) for talking about issues with a game.

    Areanet using the forums to see what people complaining about would be the equivalent of all of us going to their offices and hurling abuse at them for hours. They'd struggle to find out what the most important issues were. Removing the forums forces people to use the support options as intended - sending them messages and the like - much more organised.
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  • Metal Gear Solid: Ground Zeroes shown off at PAX

  • Gaiduku 02/09/2012

    Anyone with any experience of Japanese metal gear games manage to figure out who's talking in this video? In particular who's talking to big boss over the radio at the end? Roy Campbell? Reply +3
  • Final Fantasy 7 Review

  • Gaiduku 28/08/2012

    How can you review this game without mentioning the terrible MIDI soundtrack? This whole re-release is a joke and should be treated as such. The game is of course unchanged and, yeah still pretty good, if you ignore how much its aged graphically.

    If you're desperate to play FF7 then for gods sake get it on PSN if you can.
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  • Fewer players finished Mass Effect 3 than completed Mass Effect 2

  • Gaiduku 13/08/2012

    @Velocityraptor I've been thinking about this recently - about how some of the best games I've played recently have been incredibly short. As in one sit down play session and you're done.

    I'm talking about games like Journey and The Walking Dead (when taken on an episode by episode basis). We're at a point now with digital distribution where making a short game is a lot more acceptable because the developers can set reasonable prices. They don't need to charge 40 for a game 'just cos'.

    However, I'm not sure this totally applies to RPGs yet but I can definitely see RPGs decreasing in size and tbh it's not necessarily a terrible thing. There's definitely a place for beastly games like Dragon Age Origins or Skyrim. Quest monsters which can keep you enthralled for months but these are games I just never bloody finish.

    The Mass Effect genre (perhaps excluding 3) was great because they actually weren't that long and still got you immersed into the world and delivered a solid story. I recently played the Witcher 2 and it's by no means short but it didn't take me a lifetime to complete and again was a very (VERY) good game.

    So I don't see the release of a 2 hour RPG any time soon (30 second hero excluded) but maybe shorter.... 15-20 hour RPGs have their place.
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  • Steam Summer Sale Day 8: Now it's just getting scary

  • Gaiduku 19/07/2012

    @bluebird Apparently the site is changing its name to PoundSterlingamer Reply +23
  • Gaiduku 19/07/2012

    You mentioned L4D2 is 75% off but do not give any price..... Reply +4
  • Father blames Microsoft as son spends 1150 on Xbox Live

  • Gaiduku 19/07/2012

    This story is hilarious. The Dad's an idiot, the kids pulled a fast one and obviously knew what the hell he was doing and then the Daily Mail thinks this will make a good story and get everyone riled up with Microsoft.

    There are several menus you have to go through before you buy the microsoft points and its very very clear it costs real money. If anything this is the only good thing about microtransactions - its stops kids just finding a game on the marketplace and immediately buying it - they're forced through the points menu and payment menu first.

    I have no doubt that this kid new he was paying real money. It's possible he didn't really know how much he was spending and just wasn't paying attention but still he knew he was spending Daddy's money. The Dad['s just blaming microsoft and getting this story out with a vain and useless hope Microsoft will reimburse him.
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  • Mass Effect 3: The Extended Cut: A Happy Ending?

  • Gaiduku 27/06/2012

    @wanmookey The matrix analogy here is a good one and makes sense with the ending. The star child is very similar to the Architect and his choices were also very similar.

    However the issue here is that, yes fundamentally the Matrix and Mass effect have similar plots in so much as its about man vs machine. However, the architect scenes in the martix kinda fitted with the general tone of things. The writing, the illusion of choice - it all made sense here. Yet, despite being set in space and everyone having crazy biotic powers, Mass effect was for the most part set in the real world.

    The game story was very literal whereas a lot of the matrix was very metaphorical. Kill the council or dont kill them, destroy the collector base or dont destroy it. The choices were real choices not some arty farty metaphor about life. Yet it seemed like bioware really liked that scene at the end of the second matrix film and just made their own version of that. The choices suddenly become more abstract and the writing noticeably different.

    To be honest it's not inherently bad.... it just didn't fit.
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  • Gaiduku 27/06/2012

    Unfortunately this was always going to be doomed somewhat. As mentioned in the article, you can't patch memories. Whatever bioware chose to do here could not fix the fact the original ending was not just disappointing in its abruptness, or in its melancholy tone, but in the fact that it just didn't really fit with the game at all.

    Bioware essentially had three options here with this DLC and for the sake of a witty comment I'm going to use the analogy of Mass Effect 3, three silly endings.

    1) Destroy: They start afresh and completely "destroy" the original endings and make something completely new. There was very little chance of this happening because it would be a complete admission of how silly the original endings were.

    2) Synthesis: They combine the original ending with the much lauded indoctrination theory. Sure a few people out there would have enjoyed this but for many it would show that Bioware's fans can write better than Bioware's hired writers

    3) Control: What Bioware actually did. They took "control" of their original endings (okay this one is a bit dubious...) and just added bits to them. Again, disappointing but at least they're sticking to their guns somewhat.
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  • Nintendo's E3 2012 Conference

  • Gaiduku 05/06/2012

    Oh fuck now Iwata is talking more about the shite that is nintendoland Reply 0