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  • Performance Analysis: Hawken

  • Ghibli 14/07/2016

    I'm not normally a big frames per second nut, is never something I obsessed over, but I've played both versions and honestly the ps4 one left me feeling nauseous. I think it looks better in stills but in motion... pass the bucket.

    The last game to do that to me was Epic Mickey. I didn't have the same issues with the x1 version, perhaps because I'm not too sensitive to tearing. Trouble is, while I actually did enjoy Hawken, on x1 it can't compare to TF IMO.
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  • Necropolis review

  • Ghibli 13/07/2016

    Totally agree johnny, I spent four or five lovely hours getting to know the game last night. So far, it's been a joy to play. It's got it's fair share of 0.5hrs played negative steam reviews, which seem to be from people who were expecting something entirely different.

    From my perspective, it's exactly what I was expecting, and exactly what I wanted.
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  • We need to talk about Pokémon Go's lure feature

  • Ghibli 11/07/2016

    @mazzaman89 thanks for the advice, I'll keep it in mind. Reply 0
  • PlayStation 4 filing points to DualShock 4 PC adapter

  • Ghibli 06/07/2016

    Well. Arguably, in the sense that you can start an argument about it while writing a "news" piece. If you feel like being a dick. Reply +24
  • The UK's two biggest video game magazine companies are now one

  • Ghibli 23/06/2016

    I love gamestm, and I love edge. Have subscribed to both for years. Really, really hope they both survive. Reply +6
  • These are the first Xbox Play Anywhere games

  • Ghibli 17/06/2016

    @PresidentCupcake totally agree. It just seems an odd omission. Basically I'm trying to figure out if can play something on my PC while a family member plays the same game on their account on our x1 ;) Reply 0
  • Ghibli 17/06/2016

    So I get the bit in the FAQ about it only being playable on the x1 or the pc at any one time, not both. But what about other people whose accounts are in your x1? Can you still share the game with them? Reply +1
  • Xbox One update revamps store with Top Free, Top Paid categories

  • Ghibli 06/06/2016

    Does it fix the UX pain in the ass where you start an app, it needs an update, so you update it, and then it disappears, leaving you to have to refind it in the app list and start it again?

    That's my one problem with the X1 UI. Just leave the app there for me to start it.

    List seems good though, although I dread the day the Xbox Mail app appears on that app list and I hear, "sorry guys, my boss just emailed me" at quarter to midnight in the middle of a coop boss fight. That said, it's going to be on their damn phone anyway.

    /hates email

    /or maybe just bosses
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  • Homefront, Fire Emblem fail to dislodge Doom and Uncharted 4

  • Ghibli 23/05/2016

    @The-Jack-Burton I had exactly the same Dead Space vibes. It's not just the setting, it's the sound design which are both up there as/with the best in the business IMO. Reply +1
  • In defence of Doom's multiplayer

  • Ghibli 20/05/2016

    I've loved the MP from the start. I do wonder how many of the Halo accusations simply come from knowing that some exHalo devs worked on it? It never occurred to me, certainly not as a bad thing. And I've been there for all the Dooms at launch, "purists" don't have an exclusive claim to a game like this imo. I think there's a bit of hysterical GAF negative bias at work here.

    It's not stellar, Overwatch will totally overshadow it, but it's not awful imo, but I find that it's very enjoyable. I would like to see weapons placed on the map, perhaps in a mode of it's own as suggested by @chakitty though. I miss that a bit.
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  • Battleborn review

  • Ghibli 06/05/2016

    It's a wonderfully horrendous time to be a gamer right now. So many excellent games coming out in quick succession. I almost feel like I've been Tangoed.

    I've got this, and don't regret it one bit. I don't really do Mobas but this and Paragon have brought me into the genre. When it gels, the battles in this are absolutely peerless. I've had an enormous amount of pleasure from it already.

    For the record I am ALSO loving Overwatch. I'm probably in on that too. They don't really step on each others toes too much tbh. And then there's doom, which I love despite the mass Internet hate, and UC4 incoming. To be followed by NMS. My wallet is in shock.
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  • Dark Souls dev begins work on new IP - report

  • Ghibli 27/04/2016

    I hope they bring something as fresh as their online approach to Demon's Souls. That's the legacy IMO.

    In the meantime though... Chromehounds reboot? please? I like AC, but Chromies was my fave. Proper lumbering beasts of mechs.
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  • Is Battleborn any fun if you don't know what you're doing?

  • Ghibli 15/04/2016

    I and a group of friends - all old enough and ugly enough to have decided that MP was no longer for them - played this last week. SP was good simple co-op fun that introduced some key ideas. Then we braved MP and surprised ourselves by having a great time and actually winning. It was less high octane epeen than we were expecting, and I think the borderlands humour and cartoon style help that immensely.

    Simply put, it's just like PvZ, in that game it's impossible to get CoD rage when your nemesis is a giggling sunflower. Here the same thing applies except it's probably a giant bloke with a tiny head. It's difficult to take it too seriously and so the pressure is off.

    Paragon, is comparatively po faced and so you do see people raging and being toxic. I say this as someone who disliked MOBAS until Paragon came along. I think it's an engrossing game. But Battleborn is friendlier even just at its core.

    They've done a great job in that respect, so I'm likely in on it come launch day.

    Edit: just to add @LittleSparra is right. Lack of keyboard chat is also a big factor. Something that can be an issue with Paragon, it being crossplat.
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  • Dirt Rally console review

  • Ghibli 30/03/2016

    There seems to be an army of Ken Block / gymkhana fangirls negging any comment celebrating it's demise. Neg away ladies, I'm so looking forward to a rally game free of American booyah, and not a single second of car ballet. There I said it. Burn those tutus, they're of no use here.

    Also, while it doesn't set my ire on high alert, the review really does seem to be pretty lacking, and seems more of an explanation of what rally is than how the game actually plays.

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  • Sony closes Driveclub developer Evolution

  • Ghibli 22/03/2016

    That's a truly shitty decision. After a turnaround like driveclub, and truly great racers like Motorstorm and the PS2 wrc games. This hardens my heart that bit more towards Sony than I would like.

    On the one hand I'm excited about the games Sony offer us, the variety and the ethos. On the other I have no time for the kind of disloyalty shown here especially after what must have been months of long nights, making driveclub not only right, but an amazing game.

    Sony Liverpool was bad enough. This is even harder to swallow.

    Devs take note. Don't get into bed with corporations like this. You might expect loyalty in return for your efforts, they never see it that way.

    I hope you all get fantastic jobs elsewhere Evo. I for one, will miss you.
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  • Watch: Five minutes of Vermintide Xbox One gameplay

  • Ghibli 17/03/2016

    @LittleSparra I'm not sure what you're trying to say? Do the caps signify your tribe? Reply 0
  • Ghibli 16/03/2016

    Aha! Now that I've had time to watch it, Chris asked the right question two minutes in. Thanks Chris! Very interesting, if obtuse answer too. Here's hoping! Reply +1
  • Ghibli 16/03/2016

    I'll get it on x1 if it has cross play, been waiting for ages, but isn't it also out on ps4? Would be great if this was an early platform agnostic title. Reply +2
  • Descent spiritual successor Overload releases playable demo

  • Ghibli 11/03/2016

    @carmagainagain totally agree. There a degree of sneer there that's unwarranted in my opinion. Reply +3
  • The Division guide

  • Ghibli 07/03/2016

    @jetsetwillie I get the point, honestly I do.

    But the specific point with dark souls is that the series was created to foster communities of gamers who help each other out exactly like the Japanese gaming community had to do with Western RPGs back in the day, there was an article on here very recently about exactly that, but I can't seem to find it. EG has written about it at length more than a couple of times themselves.

    The latter of which even says:

    "For better or worse, the game will never once explain any of this to you, but that's where the community comes in, and few games have ever enjoyed such a collaborative effort to fill that breach. You might think that this is bullshit, and that From should tutorialise this, and you'd have a fair point, but the truth is that the process of experimenting, discovery and investigating the community chatter feels as much part of the Dark Souls experience as the game itself. Immersing yourself in its slightly crackpot systems is a nerdy voyage of discovery all on its own, and putting it into practice in the game - and getting results - is among the most satisfying gaming experiences I can recall."

    Just as was the case then, people will miss out on that (IMO) essential part of the souls series. I won't look at the guide. But with Souls games, the fact that one exists from day one on all these sites as they rush for clicks totally crushes that element of the design and inspiration for the games.

    I'm sure you must think that's all so much bullshit, but I remember the rush of importing Demon's Souls vividly. I'm pretty sure EG staff do too. So I see it as more than a little hypocritical of @oli et al, that there going to do it again.

    But hey. Tilting at windmills etc. It's pretty pointless I guess. It's going to happen anyway.
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  • Ghibli 07/03/2016

    @Oli Thanks for that. Good to know.

    That being said, are you going to hang back on the ds3 guide?
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  • Ghibli 07/03/2016

    @SpaceInvader2 this x1000

    EG, I'm begging you. Don't do this for Dark Souls 3 at least not at launch. I wish sites like this would let the communities form around it first.

    Deaf ears, I know.
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  • No Man's Sky gets a final release date

  • Ghibli 03/03/2016

    @Typhoid reading comprehension Reply +1
  • Ghibli 03/03/2016



    Uh huh.

    You are absolutely someone to whom I will pay no fucking attention.
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  • Ghibli 03/03/2016


    this concern troll repeat ad infinitum comment is getting tedious.

    Over the last year they have shown plenty of the game. They've done extensive interviews, loads of videos and there's even a bloody hands on article on EG, TODAY, BEFORE this news piece. It's idiotic. If you don't know what's going on with it now, or think that there's nothing to the game, then can I suggest this game is not for you?

    There is no hope for the human race.
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  • The Flame in the Flood review

  • Ghibli 26/02/2016

    Glad you picked out the Huck Finn \ Tom Sawyer reference Christian. I got a strong vibe of that too, the minute I watched a trailer (which by the way, shows you how the game plays within a few seconds, the information Christian gives being far more valuable within the requisite word count IMO). Those books really opened my eyes as a child and the idea that I could be in an endless Huck Finnesque world here is deeply tempting.

    I have a bit of survival fatigue just now, but I think I'll dive in nonetheless.
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  • Why people are talking about Half-Life 3 and Left 4 Dead 3

  • Ghibli 24/02/2016

    @MrTomFTW three of your Os were bigger than the rest. Three. 3!

    It's a sign! You are Gabe and I claim my 5 quid.
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  • Plants vs Zombies Garden Warfare 2 review

  • Ghibli 24/02/2016

    @Dizzy there is. The pirate can trouble the rose very effectively from the air, and the superhero zombie can beast it too, if it gets close.

    This is more about people not yet developing strategies than simple OPness. That said, I admit the Rose could stand a small nerf, if only to encourage more variety in character choice amongst plant team members. ;)
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  • Dark Souls to receive Xbox One backwards compatibility

  • Ghibli 17/02/2016

    @Fourfoldroot "I very much suspect that, like in past gens, people think and say they do but actually turns out they just play new gen games (unless there aren't enough of course, but that's mainly at the begging of the lifecycle)."

    Can't you see how arrogant that is? I have little interest in BC, but I have no difficulty seeing how others could want it. Surely the deficiency here is with your inability to see, or imagine, other people's needs and wants outside of your own experience or limits.

    Like you, I'm not intending to be confrontational, but I find it amazing how often comments and fora degenerate simply because someone has an inability to imagine that other people are different from them.
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  • Lovers in a Dangerous Spacetime review

  • Ghibli 12/02/2016

    @WhiteUmbrella From memory it's couch only.

    The cooptimus (good site for co-op games btw) PC review seems to indicate that too.

    Edit: also comments below say the same too. ;)
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  • Ghibli 12/02/2016

    Really really fun couch co-op game. Have had a lot of laughs playing it with various family members. Love the visuals too. Reply 0
  • Frozen Synapse 2 is on the way

  • Ghibli 10/02/2016

    @Der_tolle_Emil I think he is doing it again. I just registered for updates and noticed something on the site about getting a free download of one his tracks. =) Reply 0
  • Ghibli 10/02/2016

    This is brilliant news. Intriguing too with the open world shenanigans. I bought into the original two for one beta deal to help fund them, and did the same for cortex. Then I bought it again on vita where it is, IMO, one of that system's most underrated titles.

    They deliver every single time, so I'll likely take a similar punt on this if they offer it.
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  • Dear Charlie: A letter to my son about video games

  • Ghibli 06/02/2016

    @caribou-poo grow up Reply +8
  • 22cans pulls controversial Godus Wars microtransaction after player outcry

  • Ghibli 04/02/2016

    @Agarwel_Idiriz while I do agree with you, and I find this hugely disheartening, as a journalist for EG I'd hope you'd maintain objectivity rather than be standing here with a pitchfork like the rest of us.

    That is equally disheartening and, yes I know, "Welcome to the internet" yada yada.
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  • Star Citizen is free to play this week

  • Ghibli 01/02/2016

    @IronSoldier "...Expect the usual glut of salty console-only gamers and games industry 'experts' to be posting their usual wholly negative 'insightful' comments"

    Pot/Kettle/Minor Troll
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  • Bravely Second steps out of Final Fantasy's shadow

  • Ghibli 28/01/2016

    @porkface I was thinking that when the original comment was made regarding that weakness. Seems like you have a very good candidate right there. ;) Reply +2
  • Ghibli 28/01/2016

    @Bergeton I've yet to play the first one but that is the most splendid analogy I've seen in quite some time! Bravo! Hire this person immediately EG.

    As for this version. I fell in love with it about halfway through the above trailer.

    "Time to bust some ba'als" is probably the best translation of a JRPG dialogue I have ever witnessed. =)
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  • Bungie president out less than a week after Destiny 2's reported delay

  • Ghibli 28/01/2016


    Yup. And who could imagine that choosing to cosy up to Activision would be a dodgy move? It's not like it's destroyed any other previously thought of as immortal developers in the past.

    /not bitter
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  • I have to break Fallout 4 to finish it

  • Ghibli 20/01/2016

    @tiagoalmeida1 Yes, it didn't need saying at all. In fact maybe you shouldn't have bothered saying what is in essence the same, boring, predictable, tribal old subtroll nonsense we get in every story on this site. Reply +1
  • Shenmue 3 PayPal backers denied Kickstarter-exclusive reward options "as originally promised"

  • Ghibli 06/01/2016

    This needs retracted and rewritten EG. Utterly horrifying "journalism" which totally undermines the good work you occasionally do in that regard. It even contradicts itself.

    Seriously. Have a look at yourselves.
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  • Eurogamer says farewell to Dan Whitehead

  • Ghibli 18/12/2015

    Good luck Dan! Ex(c)iting times ahead! Reply +2
  • Why I love Fallout 4's skeletons

  • Ghibli 26/11/2015

    I've been screenshotting these fellas incessantly, with a somewhat morbid fascination, for my own tiny writing habit. I think it rivals Souls for environmental storytelling. It's pretty special ( ha ) in that respect. Reply +2
  • Zombi to get boxed release for PC, PS4, Xbox One

  • Ghibli 17/11/2015

    Uh, they also removed the dark souls-esque messaging system and the whole find and kill the shambling corpse of your mate who just died feature. Both of which were excellent. So, actually, they removed some quite significant features.

    I imagine it's still good though, but those features made it pretty special.
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  • Invisible, Inc. is brilliant, and free on Steam this weekend

  • Ghibli 13/11/2015

    I'll give it a go for sure, looks right up my alley. Don't Starve is genius imo, but I can't play the bugger.

    I think it's the imagery, but after a couple of lengthy sessions on it it started giving me the weirdest nightmares.

    Eyeballs on stilts. I guess eyeballs on stilts should always give folks nightmares.

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  • Faster hard drives boost Xbox One Fallout 4 performance

  • Ghibli 11/11/2015

    @IronSoldier oh look, there's a pithy retort in the form of an with that horrible fucking font. It must be right.

    Edit: autocorrect
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  • The carry: The strange career of a League of Legends star

  • Ghibli 26/10/2015

    Wtf does clutch mean now?

    Aside from that, and despite my cynicism about anything "e" being a sport, I found myself engrossed in the story of it all. Well written piece.
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  • PS1 at 20: Lara Croft ran for the student union at my university

  • Ghibli 28/09/2015

    I used to walk past Core's studios on the way to my art degree campus every day, right when they were working on, and then releasing the first one. I couldn't get my head around how quickly they went from crap cars in the car park to extremely nice ones indeed. I also couldn't quite get my head around the fact that this world that I loved (on my launch day ps1) was created from the minds of those folks just down the road, and that the whole world seemed to have gone mental over it.

    It was probably the most surreal time to be living in Derby, ever.

    And the cistern level is still the best piece of level design I've come across in many decades of gaming. I respect the new ones, I really do, but I just wish they would nudge a little closer to the originals.
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  • Armello review

  • Ghibli 04/09/2015

    I voted for Grow Home, but with the knowledge that I was going to fork out for this, they deserve my cash more than Ubi do imo. I don't regret either action tbh. Both games are fantastic. I do find Armello to be one of the most relaxing, refined and engrossing board game... games I've ever played.

    It's well worth the money. I hope that LoG in some way get the better deal here, if enough people actually buy the game.

    Good review Simon, you've managed to eloquently explain a game I've had enormous difficulty explaining to others.
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  • Clearing confusion about boss battles in Deus Ex: Mankind Divided

  • Ghibli 11/08/2015

    Did the directors cut actually fix those issues? I'd really like to return to HR with my stealthy Jensen. Reply 0