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  • Microsoft testing cheaper digital pricing for Xbox One games

  • HSH25 17/02/2014

    Ryse didn't get 'critically panned' though. Most reviews seemed to be in the 6-7 range.

    Clearly no one is saying the game was great, but if you just want something that isn't too bad and looks gorgeous to show off your new console then you still can't actually do much better than Ryse at the moment.
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  • HSH25 17/02/2014

    @NathanDaviesUK

    Nobody will buy it for 35 quid. Nit when I canbuy it new physically for 30
    Where can you get Ryse for 30? If you go for an Amazon seller its at least 34, if you want it from Amazon its over 37.

    Not saying 30 wouldn't have been better, but I'll be tempted at 35.
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  • Hello Games debuts first-person action adventure No Man's Sky

  • HSH25 08/12/2013

    Looks like its basically an MMO Elite with FPS parts.

    Can't imagine it'll be any time soon.
    Reply +9
  • Eurogamer's Game of the Generation: Super Mario Galaxy

  • HSH25 01/11/2013

    @Nisa My first gaming machine was a C64 and I didn't really 'get' Mario till I bagged a new N64 years after it was a dead machine and played Super Mario 64 properly for the first time, the game was dated at the time and yet still one of the most magical gaming experiences you could care to name. Reply +3
  • HSH25 01/11/2013

    I think both Galaxy games are great, but the idea that there's nowhere left to go for 3D platformers, no greater heights left to achieve?

    That's just plain wrong. People thought it after Super Mario 64 when Sunshine ended up disappointing, but then Galaxy came along. There will be a Mario game at some point to top Galaxy, it might not be the next one or the one after that, but eventually it will come.
    Reply +3
  • Star Wars Rogue Squadron 2: Rogue Leader retrospective

  • HSH25 29/09/2013

    I remember people complaining about a lack of titles (no Mario) at the Gamecube's launch.

    Personally I thought Super Monkey Ball was probably one of the most perfect games ever made at the time, this was good too, but after Tie Fighter on PC it was a bit simple for me, even if it did look amazing.

    I guess we never knew how good we had it.
    Reply +4
  • Nintendo's Wii U sales struggle

  • HSH25 29/01/2013

    I really don't think a lack of exclusive software (or software in general) is the issue at all.

    The vast majority of people still have no idea what the Wii U is. Thats the issue. The answer to that is a smart, massive and sustained marketing campaign.

    I'd also point out that its slightly unfair to compare the Wii U to the Wii. Nintendo will have to work very hard to make the Wii U anywhere near as successful as the Wii...but that was always going to be the case.
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  • iPad 5 and iPad mini 2 due just five months after predecessors - report

  • HSH25 14/01/2013

    @CypherQ When faced with the choice between iPad Mini and Nexus 7 this Christmas, there was no choice. The better machine is almost half the price.

    The Nexus will do just about anything the iPad will and a tonne of other things too. Android 4.2 is if anything slicker than iOS with far more customisation options.
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  • HSH25 14/01/2013

    @smelly The iPad 4 has a QXGA screen (2048x1536), definitely not double the resolution of 1080p (1920x1080).

    No doubt its a high resolution display, but that doesn't mean its 'more powerful than current gen consoles' the best looking stuff on iPad certainly don't look as good as the best looking 360/PS3 titles. I'm not sure a direct comparison of 'power' is even possible.

    Getting back to this article it always amazes me how recently upgrades in the CPU/GPU have generally been dismissed as of lesser importance than changes in the form factor. Makes no sense to me.
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  • Nintendo blocking 18+ rated Wii U eShop content at certain times

  • HSH25 07/12/2012

    @bad09

    The console only knows whatever information was put in when the accounts were setup, which quite frankly could be anything.

    Locking out content on the eShop is extreme I'll grant you, but some of the reactions in here are so ridiculously over the top, its hard to agree with anyone on that side of the argument.
    Reply -16
  • HSH25 07/12/2012

    @bad09

    Restricted hours for 18 rated content makes sense, yeah sure it does. The console has no way of knowing how old the person thats using it is.

    The hours in question do seem a little silly, sure. 9PM-4AM or something like that might make more sense.

    As far as being mental is concerned, I'm not the one who is reacting to not being able to get content I want outside of certain hours by saying I'll deprive myself of the option to get it at all.

    Thats pretty mental as far as I can see.
    Reply -25
  • HSH25 07/12/2012

    @Spuzzell

    Good for you, have fun missing out on all the quality experiences you are denying yourself for no particularly good reason.
    Reply -18
  • HSH25 07/12/2012

    @bad09

    I'm not actually defending the policy, just saying that it is far from the biggest deal some of you seem to be trying to make it out to be.

    I just don't understand why some of you are taking it so personally, like Nintendo are out to get you.

    Restricted hours for 18 content probably actually makes sense, a 4 hour window probably doesn't. Either way the idea it would stop you playing on the Wii U is just something that boggles my mind, it literally makes no sense at all as far as I'm concerned.
    Reply -26
  • HSH25 07/12/2012

    @bad09

    "Man I really want to buy AC3 but have to wait until 11pm" Yeah right...

    So you think...

    'Because I can't buy AC3 at a massively inflated price, right this instant, I'm going to get rid of my new Wii U and never bother with Nintendo again' Yeah right...
    Reply -23
  • HSH25 07/12/2012

    @Spuzzell

    You could just buy a retail copy at 2/3rds of the price.

    The idea that someone wouldn't buy a Wii U because of this is utterly ludicrous.
    Reply -32
  • HSH25 07/12/2012

    Just to be clear, you can't buy or watch 18 rated stuff on the eStore outside of the 11PM-3AM timeframe.

    Theres nothing stopping you using content you've bought outside that timeframe.

    Talk about a massive over-reaction, I can't believe any of you really care about this at all. The fact that AC3 is 55 on the eStore is a problem, this is just an extremely minor inconvenience at the very most.
    Reply -51
  • Eurogamer Readers' Top 50 Games of 2012 voting

  • HSH25 06/12/2012

    Those of you that have played NSMBU and not voted for it should be ashamed. Its definitely in the top 5. Those of you who haven't played it might not believe it, but the game is absolutely brilliant.

    Anyone who thinks that Mario in 2D is irrelevant in todays age needs to think again.
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  • Professor Layton and the Miracle Mask and Paper Mario: Sticker Star dated

  • HSH25 14/08/2012

    These are US dates, till they say so it doesn't mean Luigi is delayed here. Reply +1
  • 10-year-long Civilisation 2 game offers grim outlook for mankind

  • HSH25 12/06/2012

    As for what Civ someone new to the series should start with, its probably controversial, but I'd say the current game (Civ 5) is where its at. The Gods & Kings expansion is out on the 22nd and adds Espionage and Religion back into the game.

    The 1 unit per tile change makes Civ 5 better than the previous games as far as I'm concerned despite other things that you might say the game is missing.

    I suppose if you want the ultimate Civ experience then Civ 4 Complete is probably the more complete game and I'd recommend that above any of the previous games, because as far as I remember it did everything I wanted out of those games but better.

    The other choice you have is Civ Rev, which is probably the easiest to get into...however its also not the full Civ experience, its good for what it is, but don't expect an experience anything like this story.
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  • Nintendo lists Wii U games line-up

  • HSH25 06/06/2012

    Not sure if its been covered, but thats what Nintendo call the 'launch window' lineup, that'll cover Colonial Marines coming out in Feb 2013.

    As for them missing other Nintendo franchises, its only the first few months of games, clearly they need other games for 2013 and beyond. We get Pikmin and 2D Mario at launch, nothing particularly wrong with that, even if its not as exciting as some were expecting.
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  • Definitive Years in Gaming History: 1991

  • HSH25 07/05/2012

    'by 1990, only Amstrad had any kind of presence in the marketplace, and even that was beginning to fade.'

    Umm...surely not only me that thinks that's complete nonsense, Amiga was big back then and was all the way to the mid 90s.
    Reply +4
  • Cliff Bleszinski defends on-disc DLC

  • HSH25 10/04/2012

    @Stardusted I don't think he's saying that at all. He seems to be saying the staff that have finished their work on the game have to be working on something and it might as well be DLC (that might get included on the disc) as another project.

    Whats the issue with that?
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  • HSH25 10/04/2012

    @Stardusted Do you really think companies pay their staff to sit around and do nothing?

    They'd either get laid off, or be working on something else that will make money for the company they work for.
    Reply +1
  • HSH25 10/04/2012

    @wattsn26 Because thats not how games development works as far as I'm aware. A guy who creates art assets for example isn't necessarily someone who can fix bugs.

    As much as you might want it to be otherwise, games have budgets which are set out in advance. I don't think you can really argue that modern AAA videogames are done on the cheap, its well publicised how budgets have dramatically increased in the last generation.

    Games don't come out the minute they are finished either.

    I really don't think a lot of you are thinking through your position on this. Its really not as simple as you'd like to think.
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  • HSH25 10/04/2012

    @wattsn26 Not every game is the same. If the extra content on the disc was made in addition (as in it cost the developers extra to make and they wouldn't have made it without being able to sell it as DLC) to what you are getting for your $60 then how can you argue that you are entitled to it?

    Whats more, what if the game has been budgeted with that paid for content in mind? How is that wrong of the developers?

    At the end of the day though, the only way to really decide on the issue is by coming to terms with what the content is worth to you. If its worth what they want you to pay for it then buy it, if it isn't then don't. Thats all there is to it.
    Reply +13
  • HSH25 10/04/2012

    Seriously I can't be the only one who thinks that there doesn't have to be anything wrong with the practice of on disc DLC. Reply -12
  • Civilization 5: Gods and Kings Preview: Restoring the Faith

  • HSH25 04/04/2012

    @RedSparrows Civ 4 had Civics to do a similar job, but there were half as many options and it wasn't as lasting a choice (you could just change back). SPs in 5 give you more choice and change the game much more significantly than Civics ever did.

    Its a more in depth and interesting system by far.
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  • HSH25 03/04/2012

    Those of you that gave up on Civ 5 clearly don't know what you are missing. It is a better game than 4 and while you might concentrate on what they cut, they didn't just cut stuff, Social Policies and City States in 5 more than made up for a lack of religion.

    To say that 5 as it is now is unfinished is complete nonsense.
    Reply +2
  • 3DS sells more in first 9 months than Wii did

  • HSH25 03/01/2012

    "Well not really you paid nearly twice as much for your 3DS as everyone thats buying it now.

    Confidence it seems has cost you dearly
    I love the 3DS too but if I bought something that months later dropped that much in price I would be pissed!
    "

    Except if you were observant at launch you could get a 3DS for 180 or less, coupled with the fact Nintendo gave me 20 free games (10 of which are actually worthwhile and won't be available to you) and I'm not only not pissed, I'm really happy about what happened.

    At the end of the day I might have payed slightly more than if I had waited, but then if I had waited I wouldn't have had a 3DS for the first 4-5 months. And contrary to popular belief there actually were some great games at launch and just after.
    Reply +5
  • NES games coming to 3DS eShop

  • HSH25 22/12/2011

    Famicom is NES, not SNES.

    As for the GBA titles, pretty sure Nintendo said they'd never be available for none Ambassador people.
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  • Eurogamer Readers' Top 50 Games of 2011 Voting

  • HSH25 14/12/2011

    1. Skyrim
    2. Super Mario 3D Land
    3. Deus Ex Human Revolution
    4. Portal 2
    5. Space Marine

    Space Marine is a lot better than people thought it was.
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  • Eurogamer's Top 10 PSP Games

  • HSH25 30/11/2011

    @retr0gamer Personally I thought UGnGs design was inspired, the game was fair you just had to learn it from the beginning, starting on the very easiest difficulty and working your way up, it paid you back for learning it too. It basically becomes a 2D shooter at points, as well as being that classic GnG game.

    I don't think there was a better PSP game personally, it did everything right, had surprises, offered a great challenge and you could play it for ever if you wanted to.
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  • HSH25 30/11/2011

    Ultimate Ghosts'n Goblins really should be on the list.

    Give me that, EG2, Lumines and either of the Wipeout games and the other 6 games on the list don't really matter.
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  • The new Eurogamer - four days on

  • HSH25 27/10/2011

    Oh the other thing with this design that isn't good, once you've scrolled down a page a bit more or less a third of the screen is completely wasted space.

    Something I doubt you can do anything about without completely changing the design, I just don't understand why its considered good.
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  • HSH25 27/10/2011

    Any chance of making it so that stuff that is 'Popular' still appears in the 'Recently Published' list. Reply +10
  • Rock Band to see "fundamental reinterpretation"

  • HSH25 25/10/2011

    Yeah a free to download base game would seem to make sense. Reply +2
  • Team Fortress 2

  • HSH25 14/07/2011

    Granted I haven't played it in ages and I know its had a lot of additions over the years...but I never liked the game and I don't understand what people see in it.



    Call me crazy, but personally I'd rather play Brink.
    Reply -35
  • Out This Week - 17/06/11

  • HSH25 16/06/2011

    'The Edge review made out that Child of Eden was just too fiddly to play on the Kinect and it seemed that the reviewer switched to the normal controller as the levels got more intense. OK for freeplay but not for the main game which kind of defeats the object.'



    Interesting...you must have read a different Edge review to me then.



    Sure it mentions that it can cause issues with the camera and that for high scores the pad is probably the better option, but it also says...



    'nothing compares to the feeling of power granted by Kinect' and 'Kinect is a convincing example of how Kinect can breathe new life into a niche genre'



    Its hardly damning.

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  • New DiRT 3 DLC out now

  • HSH25 14/06/2011

    They really should have started with one of the track packs. Reply +3
  • 3DS eStore Games Roundup

  • HSH25 14/06/2011

    'Does anybody know if there is multiplayer on the VC version of Tennis?'



    There isn't, and for me that literally is the only thing wrong with the game.



    Another point with the people who think these prices are too expensive, have you seen how much something like Link's Awakening DX is on eBay? I don't think you'd get a real copy for less than 5.40 in any state.



    For those wondering, if they hadn't switched away from Nintendo Points Link's Awakening would have been 600 Points. Mario Land 400 Points and Alleyway and Tennis 300 Points each, making them all among the cheapest VC games Nintendo has ever made available.
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  • HSH25 13/06/2011

    'But I don't see the point in paying that much for something my PSP can emulate when it's exactly the same.'



    Well because technically (and indeed actually), that is against the law.



    You are basically saying you don't see the need to pay 5 for something you can steal. Its not a valid argument.
    Reply +7
  • HSH25 13/06/2011

    I have a couple of issues with these reviews (or one in paticular).



    Firstly the pricing is based on the price for Nintendo Points on DSi, ever since it was launched, 1000 Nintendo Points = 9. All the prices on 3DS are inline with this pricing. That points for the DSi could be bought with cards available cheaper isn't really the point, the official price point was the same and I can''t remember it getting this much stick.



    Secondly, specificially about Tennis. I've never played this game before so it isn't nostalgia talking, I'd count this as probably the best game on the eStore at the moment. The whole 'wobbly, slow, imprecise and with no depth whatsoever' is complete nonsense. This game is very close to being perfect, the controls offer extremely precise control over the ball and its as deep a game of tennis as you'll find most anywhere (I prefer this to the latest VT game for example). Literally the only knock against it is that they've not been able to include MP support with the game.



    If Tennis was available on iOS and controlled half as well (which it wouldn't, but anyway) it'd deserve to be a smash hit. 2.70 for it is a bargain.
    Reply +2
  • Face-Off: L.A. Noire

  • HSH25 23/05/2011

    Frame rate issues (apart from that beginning movie) seem to vary wildly from 360 to 360, also seen some PS3 owners complaining of a terrible frame rate in the game. Reply +1
  • Sega Rally Online Arcade

  • HSH25 19/05/2011

    Just because its not that clear in the review.



    The tracks are taken from the Sega Rally 3 arcade game, not Sega Rally (Revo). It uses the same art assets and in fact sections taken from the retail Sega Rally, but they are actually different tracks. The reason the game has 5 tracks is that the arcade machine has 5 tracks.



    Also on the subject of the original Sega Rally, though some love the Saturn version, what people should really try and get their hands on is the PS2 port of the Arcade game, it was only released in Japan (as a bonus disc to the awful Sega Rally 2006), its pretty much a perfect port, runs at a decent resolution and doesn't have any of the issues mentioned in the review that the Saturn version had...of course its still a 16 year old game, but its well worth playing if you can find it. In fact it really should have been included as a bonus with this.
    Reply +3
  • Nintendo 3DS e-Shop and browser delayed

  • HSH25 12/05/2011

    Assuming we get it at a similar time, its not really much of a delay, it was always down for 'late May', so its really only a week or two delay. Reply +3
  • Molyneux offers EA Syndicate help

  • HSH25 28/03/2011

    Misleading story title there.



    Assuming whats in the article is true, he hasn't actually offered EA any help at all, he just wishes he could.
    Reply +12
  • Amazon accused of 3DS delivery failure

  • HSH25 25/03/2011

    Depends what you ordered from Amazon, but assuming you did one of their bundles its still quite a bit cheaper than even the best street prices, granted it means you had to get one of a limited selection of games for the bundle, but Ghost Recon was one of the games and its one of the best launch games (though you might not have known that if you hadn't been paying close attention to it). Reply 0
  • HSH25 25/03/2011

    My Amazon order (with 1st Class delivery) just turned up. Reply +4
  • MotoGP 10/11

  • HSH25 15/03/2011

    Some people have asked, so I thought I'd point out. This game (and the previous one) has been developed by Monumental games, apparently formed from the former Climax Nottingham studio. Before that the Capcom Moto GP titles were developed by Milestone (who make SBK).



    The previous THQ Moto GP games were developed by Climax Racing, which got bought by Disney and renamed Black Rock Studio (who then went on to make Pure and Split/Second).



    As far as I can tell theres no clear link between the the different sets of games and theres definitely no link with the Namco developed Moto GP titles.



    Its completely messed up to be honest. I was a big fan of the Climax Racing games, compared to them the rest are unworthy.
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  • Super Street Fighter IV 3D Edition

  • HSH25 03/03/2011

    I personally have no problem with the controls on the iOS version of SFIV, and yes it is a lot cheaper than the 3DS version of SSFIV (which isn't SFIV don't forget)...



    ...but it also has a lot more content than the iOS version. There are 35 characters in SSFIV, to the iOS SFIVs 13. Not to mention a lack of modes, online play, the street pass thing.



    Also the talk of it being 35, you can preorder games now for well under 30.



    At the end of the day the value thing is an individual choice everyone has to make, but the two games are not directly comparable, you can't just say because one is over 10 times the price of the other it must be better value, they are not the same games.
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