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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
  • Gaiduku 05/06/2012

    What was that Majoras mask thing about then? A remake? 3DS? Wii u ? Reply 0
  • Gaiduku 05/06/2012

    rather tepid round of applause at the end Reply 0
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  • Gaiduku 05/06/2012

    We get it - it jas two screens. Now shut up and show some games. Reply 0
  • Gaiduku 05/06/2012

    So 2am Thursday morning for that right? Reply 0
  • Gaiduku 05/06/2012

    No party members? Reply 0
  • Gaiduku 05/06/2012

    Great a year old previous gen game for a launch title.... Reply 0
  • Gaiduku 05/06/2012

    Looks good but.... 1) what did the rock pikmin actually do and 2) If i play with just the wii u game pad can i still do the motion stuff? Reply 0
  • Gaiduku 05/06/2012

    No it be all slow and stuttery Reply 0
  • Gaiduku 05/06/2012

    Come on stream!! Reply 0
  • Shin Megami Tensei 4 coming to 3DS

  • Gaiduku 30/05/2012

    Might want to mention that the game was actually called Shin Megami Tensei: Lucifers Call here in the UK and not nocturne. Reply +2
  • Sony patent shows unwieldy Move controller dock

  • Gaiduku 19/04/2012

    Call of Duty Submarine Periscope operator?!?! Reply +23
  • UK teachers union calls for legislation against violent games

  • Gaiduku 03/04/2012

    What are video children?? Reply -8
  • Silicon Knights: "used games are cannibalising the industry"

  • Gaiduku 28/03/2012

    Fuck off Denis Dyak - don't blame your inability to make a good game on the used games industry. I'm allowed to trade in what I want and buy what I want at the cheapest price. Reply +57
  • Face-Off: Mass Effect 3

  • Gaiduku 13/03/2012

    Wait, I thought if I installed both discs I wouldnt need to swap any more.... Reply 0
  • Widespread reports of Xbox 360 Achievements being wiped

  • Gaiduku 13/03/2012

    Microsoft's response: "Have you tried turning it off and on again"

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  • Control Nemesis in Xbox 360 exclusive Resident Evil: Operation Raccoon City multiplayer mode

  • Gaiduku 05/03/2012

    Dear Capcom (and all other publishers this applies to),

    This is not the point of DLC. Downloadable content should allow developers and publishers to create expansions and extras for a completed game. Most commonly this will involve extra missions or multiplayer maps for the player to enjoy after they have finished most/all of the original game. It should not be used as a way to charge extra for parts of the game you've already made prior to release date.

    Capcom - piss off, this is a pretty dickish move.


    An annoyed gamer.
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  • GameStop wants to buy GAME - report

  • Gaiduku 29/02/2012

    Let me get this straight... stock is lended to Game by the publishers not just sold. I kinda just assumed Game bought the games they planned to sell from the publishers and then sold them to consumers - this article mentioned Game discussing "Lending Terms" with their stock which confused me a bit. Reply 0
  • EA launches Mass Effect 3 into space from London this morning

  • Gaiduku 27/02/2012

    @arcam hahha nice and close to where i live... Reply 0
  • Gaiduku 27/02/2012

    @ZuluHero Oh crap i live east of london.... go to work or wait here and see if i can get a copy... decisions decisions Reply 0
  • Gaiduku 27/02/2012

    @Monkeyspoon It does't look like they go far... and i think they have some method of controlling that. Copies have been launched from San Francisco and New York and neither of them ended up in the sea Reply 0
  • Gaiduku 27/02/2012

    Is it still saying no payload detected for everyone? Reply +2
  • Gaiduku 27/02/2012

    @spekkeh Yeah my main concern is going all the way there and getting the bloody PS3 version. I played ME and ME2 on my 360 so obviously want the 360 version.

    Also it wont break when it crashes back down - its going to slowly descend
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  • EA announces starry Syndicate voice cast

  • Gaiduku 10/02/2012

    @8bitMofo Oh crap... my last comment was under the assumption that it was the physicist Brian Cox. He annoys the hell out of me Reply -16
  • Gaiduku 10/02/2012

    I wont be able to handle a game where I have to listen to Brian Cox's whining voice for hours on end. Not getting this game - decided. Reply -20
  • Volition dev: next Xbox not playing pre-owned games would be "fantastic"

  • Gaiduku 07/02/2012

    I don't understand why the games industry think they are allowed to do something like this were practically every other consumer driven industry out there just doesnt. Of course this is different with digital media this is changing a bit e.g. with downloadable music and ebooks.

    However, when you buy something physical you should always be able to do what you want with it. It's your's - you paid for it and if you dont want it anymore you should be able to pass it on whether that be for a bit of cash or just to give to a friend. This is how it works for everything else in the world why are games so different?! Sure TV shows and movies cost millions to produce but you still allowed to sell them on in the exact same way.

    Also what really annoys me about this article is that games "only" cos $60 as if this is absurdly cheap. There are several issues here. First of all some games are worth this kinda of money, or at least worth more than others. Games come in much different lengths than movies or TV shows yet they all cost roughly the same price. Sure I'll pay full price for Skyrim but for something linear and relatively short? No i'll wait for a price drop or get it second hand.

    Secondly, I'm a working adult now. I can afford to buy a fair few games now. However, not that long ago I could barely afford 2 or 3 full priced games a year. New games would be for birthdays and Christmas only. Yet back then if i really wanted a new game I could still head down to the gamestore - trade in 4 or 5 older games and get the brand new game i want for significantly cheaper. Removing the used game trade is just gonna ruin things for the younger gamer.
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  • Microsoft to phase out Microsoft Points by end of the year - report

  • Gaiduku 24/01/2012

    As long as games stay "roughly" the same price this is a good thing. However if and XBLA game goes from 6 - 10 then no they're taking the piss. Reply +5
  • Tales of the Abyss Review

  • Gaiduku 14/12/2011

    Any idea where i can actually buy this game. Game, Amazon and Gamestation are all "out of stock" and says the release date isnt until end of January. According to the wiki page it came out on the 25th November but seeing as no one is selling it I find that quite unlikely..... Reply 0
  • Zavvi tweaks Metal Gear Solid HD Ultimate Edition

  • Gaiduku 30/11/2011

    Any idea if it comes with the subsistence version of MGS3 more specifically does it come with the two msx games? Reply 0
  • Xbox Live gains a new member every two seconds

  • Gaiduku 14/11/2011

    Blu Ray's.....on an Xbox 360? Reply +33
  • The Elder Scrolls 5: Skyrim UK price roundup

  • Gaiduku 13/11/2011

    Why is Game still TBC... it's been out since Friday..... Reply 0
  • Editor's Blog: In Memory of Allie Fraser

  • Gaiduku 08/11/2011

    When I saw this on the front page I assumed a member of the EG staff had died which would have obviously been very sad.

    The fact that this relates not to a member of staff, but to a member of the EG forum is truly amazing. I can't think of any other site I frequent that would leave such a heartfelt send off to one of their community members.

    Kudos Eurogamer

    And more importantly my thoughts go out to Allie's family at what must be a horrible time for them. I don't really go on the forum here but from the sounds of things he was a great guy and I wish i could have had at least one internet argument with him before his untimely passing.
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  • No online play in Monster Hunter Tri G

  • Gaiduku 18/10/2011

    Oh come on Nintendo!!!!!!!!!!!! Reply 0
  • Expo Extra: WTF?

  • Gaiduku 23/09/2011

    @Daddy-Doom-Bar I'm the guy standing there smirking whilst Teti talks about hilarious Dorking is...... Reply +1
  • Why Star Fox 64 3D isn't online

  • Gaiduku 22/09/2011

    @wattsn Can I just say that I have played online on both Xbox, PS3 and Wii and can say definitively that its a better experience on the Xbox Reply +1
  • Gaiduku 21/09/2011

    @wattsn26 When the alternatives are nintendo just not doing online or their obsession with friend codes, and the other being Sony and the hacking fiasco then I'm happy to pay for Live Reply -1
  • Gaiduku 21/09/2011

    @vamos I believe my post might have been worded incorrectly. I didnt mean that all games require an online component. Of course that would be ridiculous. I don't really want multiplayer in Mass Effect 3 or the newest Bioshock game.

    However, a game like Lylat wars, which 10 -15 years ago was an amazing game to play with friends locally was screaming out for online multiplayer. In regards to your other point - about split screen multiplayer, I absolutely 100% agree with you there. The complete disregard for local multiplayer this generation is very very annoying. Last generation was full of amazing games that were only really fun when played with a few friends in the same room as you. For example, I don't think Timesplitters 2 would have been half as fun as an online game.

    Saying that though the inclusion of an online mode cannot cost that much! It's almost offensive to hear nintendo tell us how vast the costs would be when practically every other game around these days includes an online mode whether or not it is really needed.
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  • Gaiduku 21/09/2011

    Nintendo need to get their act together and realise that online multiplayer is not a nice extra for games but an absolute necessity these days!! Reply +8
  • OnLive UK launch details announced

  • Gaiduku 22/09/2011

    So are the free onlive kits only going to people who attend the weekend EG expo dates or does this include Thursday and Friday too? Reply 0
  • Game publishers help man injured in riot

  • Gaiduku 11/08/2011

    And thats my home town.... lovely place :/ Reply 0
  • Cheap This Week - 13/07/11

  • Gaiduku 14/07/2011

    Can I suggest you say something about Amazon's current 3DS deal? 3DS for 179.99 and a selected game for free. Doesn't sound too amazing until you realise Zelda is included in the selection of free games. 179.99 for the 3DS and Ocarina of time is a pretty good deal!! Reply +1
  • Cheap This Week - 06/07/11

  • Gaiduku 06/07/2011

    Yeah pretty disappointing that this article has only been up a short while and the 3DS one is already wrong. At 175 the bundle I saw at game (3DS + OOT 199) looks much more appealing... hope they're still doing that one. Reply 0
  • The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D

  • Gaiduku 15/06/2011

    @Sid Nice Is the grainger games deal only an instore thing? Only its 165 on their website... shame there are none of their stores anywhere near me Reply 0
  • Konami wants to "re-imagine" MGS in HD

  • Gaiduku 11/06/2011

    I'm gonna second sfp_noodel and ask for remakes of the MSX games. I've never played them but I'd love to see how this series that i love began. Reply +7
  • New 3DS colour Flare Red spotted

  • Gaiduku 09/06/2011

    Much Better Battery Red? Reply +1
  • PSP Remasters coming to PS3 in HD

  • Gaiduku 23/05/2011

    I don't understand this ad hoc thing. Like on PSP ad hoc simply meant local multiplayer and to be honest it was a bit crap. It was the reason I never bothered with the Monster Hunter games too much because i could only play it with a few people in close proximity to me.

    MH Tri on the Wii was fantastic because it had a proper loby system. Will this ps3 version have a loby system or does ad hoc mean.... i need to have friends nearby playing on their PS3... like in the same house nearby?! Seems a bit absurd.
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